CAMOGIE: STUNNING CLASH AS FOUR MASTERS TAKE ON ST EUNAN’S IN U14s

first_imgFour Masters U14sIT’S a game which has, perhaps, played second fiddle since the emergence of Ladies Football, but anyone lucky enough to have been in Donegal Town this evening would have been blown away by the camogie teams of St Eunan’s and Four Masters.The two clubs – plus Burt and Carndonagh – are playing in a competitive U14 league this year.Some other clubs were unable to field teams unfortunately. But that hasn’t stopped the four clubs working hard on a sport which is a joy to watch.And this evening in Donegal Town hosts Four Masters just edged out St Eunan’s on a score of 6-00 to 5-01.There were plenty of goal line scrambles, great fielding and solos galore.However the moment of the game was surely when St Eunan’s Maria Kealy plucked a clearing sliotar from the air 20 metres out before returning it bullet-like to the top right hand corner of the Four Masters net. It was a wonderful display across the hour by both teams and a timely reminder of the glorious sport that is camogie.* If you have a daughter interested in taking up camogie, you can contact your clubs at Burt, Carndonagh, Four Masters and St Eunan’s.St Eunan’s U14sCAMOGIE: STUNNING CLASH AS FOUR MASTERS TAKE ON ST EUNAN’S IN U14s was last modified: August 2nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BURTcamogieCarndonaghDonegal Townfour mastersSt Eunan’s U14slast_img read more

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Tips to Motivate Your Target Audience

first_img This image was purchased by the MFLN from iStock.com on 11 January 2019 under member ID 18347305. Spc. Mason Steill gets financial assistance on Oct. 25 from Frederica Norman, a financial adviser at the Soldier and Family Assistance Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. On Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Soldiers can get individualized financial assistance and can attend finance classes at Army Career Alumni Program Bldg. 404, on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base. Return to article. Long DescriptionUse Simple Reminders– Appreciate the power of “nudges.” Studies have found that reminders to take action, such as text messages, are effective and can increase positive behaviors such as savings.Use “Cue” Words– Two words that people frequently react positively to are “you/your” (because information is personalized for them) and “free.”Use Peer Comparisons– Tell students or clients how their practices compare with others’. Studies have shown that peer comparisons (e.g., how many people participate in the TSP) can prompt behavior changes.Limit Required Choices– Avoid overwhelming people with a lot of action steps or decisions all at once. People avoid decision overload. If a series of steps must be taken, write them down in chronological order.Provide Opportunities for Small Successes– Make sure that people know that every small step that they take is progress and develop opportunities for them to succeed (e.g., sponsor a 30 day savings challenge).Use Visuals to Explain Complex Concepts– Seek out high quality photos, videos, and infographics that are easy to understand and that people can relate to and remember.Validate What People Are Doing Well- Give people positive reinforcement for successes in their life (e.g., parenting or organization skills) and help them transfer those positive feelings to their finances.Give Program Participants Control– Engage financial education program participants in the learning process by asking them “What do you want to learn?”For additional information about motivating clients to change their financial behaviors, review the archived Military Families Learning Network webinar Motivating Clients to Develop Positive Financial Behaviors and its accompanying handouts and presentation slides. By Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, [email protected] educators and counselors face an ongoing challenge of connecting with their students or clients and encouraging them to adopt positive financial behaviors. Many people have serious “hurdles” to overcome. Return to article. Long DescriptionThis month, we’re encouraging educators to use the 30 Days of Savings Challenge as a hands on learning activity for students to develop positive money saving strategies. Learn more about the Savings Challenge here.Information that is shared with target audiences must be relevant, realistic, and relatable. What to do? Consider this list of 12 suggestions from tips shared by speakers at several professional conferences that I attended:Focus on Positive Habits- Help people identify routine actions that they can take daily to build positive habits that improve their finances. An example is saving $1 a day, plus loose change, in a jar.Address Non-Financial Aspects of Financial Behavior– Be sure to include topics such as values and beliefs in class content or in conversations with clients.Stress Present Day Concerns– Realize that people cannot focus on the future if today’s world is out of control. Define the future loosely as “later” instead of in 1 year, 3 year, 5 year, and 10 year increments.Understand People’s Obstacles- Address the gap between a client’s stated intentions and actual behavior. For example, people have difficulty making complex decisions when they are tired, stressed, and hungry.last_img read more

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Bring Your Film Marketing To Life With a Motion Poster

first_imgTraditional movie posters are giving way to motion posters. Learn how you can generate interest in your own project with a motion poster.Cover image via Netflix.With the growth of social media platforms, we’ve seen the rise of several trends from studios and creators that push traditional marketing strategies. One of the new innovative trends from the last decade is the use of a motion poster — or moster for short.GeekNation.com first developed the concept, and it would appear that the first commissioned motion poster was for the 2005 psychological crime thriller Hard Candy. Here is the standard poster:And this is the motion poster (in the video version, you can hear the sound of the grating metal from the trap):It’s certainly a lot more engaging. You end up looking at the poster for those extra few seconds, possibly walking away with a more defined idea of what the film is about. This can ultimately lead to a ticket sale.You’ll notice that there are no additional elements in the poster itself — all of the animation comes from the images in the poster. This is one of the core properties of a motion poster. A motion poster should usually only use the elements that are already part of the original design.However, there can be exceptions. For example, if a poster features rain, it would be fair to remove the rain layer and replace it with a rain video clip or rain particle generator. You can see this in the following example from 2013’s The Wolverine.Motion Poster:One of the main draws of a motion poster is that you can include sound — perhaps the howl of an iconic monster in the distance, or an instantly recognizable theme to excite the audience. One example of this is the motion poster from Stranger Things season two.The Stranger Things season 2 motion poster is a prime example of how to make one. We see moving clouds, dust, lightning, the monster reveal, a color change, sound effects for the wind and storm, and the signature theme song.PlotagraphNow that you’ve seen several examples, how can you make your own?Again, using Stranger Things as an example, the predominant movement is in the clouds. However, if you look closely, you’ll see they are on an animated loop that lasts for around two seconds, then it blends back to the starting position, in turn creating seemingly endless moving clouds.Image via Plotagraph.You don’t have to be an After Effects whiz to create something similar. You can create animated motion from a still photograph with software like Plotagraph. This software lets you to create a cinemagraph-style video (or gif) with nothing more than a single JPEG. There is, as you would imagine, a premium subscription for the software. However, there is also a free version with limited capabilities, but it still packs enough punch for you to pull off a simple animation.Element OverlayIf your poster doesn’t have clouds, or perhaps you want your clouds to remain static and have dust flying through the composition (as in Oz the Great and Powerful), you can look at element overlays.There are many websites, such as VideoCopilot and RocketStock, that offer element overlays: atmospheric fog, dust, volumetric light, rain and so on. These element packs are perfect for motion posters. Simply bring your poster into a compositor or NLE, set the overlay on the track above, change the blend mode if needed, and export.For ultimate efficiency, many of these element packs are in 4k — or, at the very least, 2k. Therefore, you could use these elements in the initial poster design itself. Then, when animating, you can have the element play or stop naturally from the still placement itself.Parallax MovementMaking a 2d image move as if it were 3d is one of the easiest After Effects techniques to learn. It simply involves separating the images of the poster onto different layers, moving the layers in z-space, and then animating a camera. If you wish to forgo moving elements with sound effects and just keep it simple, this technique is easy to employ. Using Emile Jean-Horace Vernet‘s “The Angel of Death,” I break down how to convert a 2d image into animated motion in the following video tutorial. I believe that we are entering an age when the movie poster isn’t as relevant as it was twenty years ago. Perhaps the telltale signs of studios producing incredibly weak posters suggest we have already entered that age. Why share a poster to your social media page when you can share a video clip or a GIF of a scene? A motion poster, to some extent, brings wandering eyes back to a poster.What are your thoughts on motion posters? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more

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The Only Thing Necessary

first_imgWhere do you draw the line?What do you stand for? What do you oppose with every fiber of your being?When will enough finally be enough?What has to happen for you to speak for those who can’t speak for themselves? Or for those who are afraid to speak for themselves? To whom will you lend your voice?What has to happen for you to forget what other people will think about you and for you to act for someone who can’t act on their own?When will you stand up for what is good and right, even though you may find yourself standing alone (though, I doubt you will stand alone for long).Burke said, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Good women, too.You have the power to do something. You have the power to say something. You can make a difference. The question is, “Will you?” Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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5 matches to watch in Day 7 at French Open

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP -2015 champion and third seed Stan Wawrinka and the unpredictable Fabio Fognini, who beat Murray in Rome, are two of the 14 players aged 30 or over who reached the third round. New dad Fognini recorded his best Grand Slam result in Paris in 2011 when he became the first Italian man to reach the quarter-finals at a Slam since Davide Sanguinetti reached the last eight at 1998 Wimbledon.Head-to-head: Wawrinka leads 4-1Hsieh seeks Paris breakthroughTaiwan’s Hsieh Su-Wei stunned British hope Johanna Konta in the first round and now looks to make the last 16 in Paris for the first time. Her only other appearance in the fourth round of a major was in Australia nine years ago. Caroline Garcia, the French 27th seed, will also make the fourth round for the first time in Paris with a victory. She signalled her intent in 2011 when, at just 17, she was a set and two breaks up on Maria Sharapova before the Russian battled back for victory.Head-to-head: Garcia leads 1-0Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next World number one Andy Murray and 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro square off in the latest chapter of a thrilling rivalry. Murray holds a 6-3 edge over the giant Argentine, notably downing Del Potro in a gruelling Olympic final last year to claim a second straight singles gold medal. But Del Potro avenged that defeat as he rallied from behind to overcome Murray in five sets in last year’s Davis Cup semi-finals, with Argentina going on to secure their maiden title. “It’s a tough match. Not an easy third round. He’s, in my opinion, one of the best players in the world when he’s fit and healthy,” Murray said of Del Potro. The Argentine, playing in Paris for the first time in five years, goes into the match having tweaked his groin in the last round.Head-to-head: Murray leads 6-3FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutGasquet, Monfils in all-French affairIn an all-French battle of former junior champions at Roland Garros, Richard Gasquet is aiming to win his 100th Grand Slam match and become just the fourth Frenchman to notch up a century of wins at the majors. It’s the 14th meeting for the pair but just one previous match has come on clay, with Gael Monfils triumphing in straight sets in Barcelona six years ago. Monfils also leads the head-to-head in Grand Slams, having won two of their three matches at the majors, including their most recent at the 2014 US Open. Kerr comeback possible but Brown coaching Warriors for now TV cameramen follows players on the court as Spain’s Albert Ramos-Vinolas, rear, plays a shot against France’s Lucas Pouille in the third round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, in Paris, France. Friday, June 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)Five third round matches to watch on day seven at the French Open on Saturday:Murray, Del Potro set for new epic?ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIEScenter_img Head-to-head: Monfils leads 7-6Chung eyes Asian honours against NishikoriEighth seeded Japanese star Kei Nishikori is contesting his 100th Tour-level match on clay and is bidding to reach the round of 16 for the third straight year. His best Roland Garros performance is making the quarter-finals in 2015. He was just the second Japanese man to reach the quarter-finals after Jiri Satoh did so in 1931 and 1933. Chung Hyeong, ranked 67, is bidding to become the first Korean man to reach the round of 16 in Paris.Head-to-head: First meetingWawrinka, Fognini strike blow for over 30sADVERTISEMENT MOST READ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View comments Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIVlast_img read more

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All temples must be opened for women to enter: Farooq

first_imgJammu, Mar 22 (PTI) Hailing the celebration of Holi by widows in Vrindavan, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah today said all temples must be opened for women to enter.”I think this is a great thing that temples are opening up for women. They are a part of this nation and if you want womens empowerment, then it is vitally important that all temples must be opened to women,” he told reporters on the sidelines of a function here today.More than a thousand widows in Vrindavan broke from tradition to celebrate Holi at an ancient temple in the Uttar Pradesh town.Describing it as a “wonderful thing”, the National Conference leader and former Union minister said, “I think we all should be proud that this is happening. It is a great thing and India is moving forward in a positive manner.”On the terror attack in Brussels, he said the world should unite to fight the menace of terrorism.”The world has realised that terrorism is the greatest threat. When we were telling them that terrorism is a factor that will affect you, they did not believe us. Today, those words must be vibrating in their ears.”The threat to this world is the terrorist and a terrorist has no religion, he has one aim… to only pick a target and blow it up,” he said, adding that the world “must get together and form a united front to fight terrorists”.Replying to a question on the indication of the end of the deadlock in government formation between BJP and PDP, he said, “There should be a positive outcome. We have been waiting for so many months for them to form the government. We hope they will form the government”.advertisementAsked what he feels about the government that would be formed in the state, he said, “They will form the government; whether it will be good or bad ask me after one year.”On the statement by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav that cricket was a “slaves game”, he said that sports should be seen as sports.”I dont think I need to mention the name, but I think sport is sport whether its cricket, golf, tennis, hockey or any other game and we are proud Indians that we have an excellent (cricket) team and we hope that we will win the present World T20 tournament,” he said. PTI TSS AB KKMlast_img read more

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SPORT-GCA 2 LAST

first_img(Reopens BOM 18) (Reopens BOM 18) Meanwhile, Dessai and Phadke were admitted to the Goa Medical College Hospital after the arrest because of the high blood pressure, police said. All the three accused were taken for a medical check-up after the arrest by the police. Dessai and Phadke were admitted as their blood pressure was found to be high. PTI RPS KRK RGlast_img

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The SEC Made A Ridiculous Amount Of Money In 2014

first_imgSEC Logo in blue background.SEC Logo MoneyLife is good down south – down in the SEC, specifically. According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, the SEC made $455 million in 2014, a probable record for revenue among college football conferences. It’s a massive jump in revenue from 2013, when the league made $314.5 million, second that year to the Big Ten, which made $318 million. The conference can thank its new TV network, the SEC Network, for most of the big jump in revenue. That means each school gets a nice $31.07 million gift. SEC will distribute $31.07M per school in revenue, sources told @ESPN. League made record $455M past year— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) May 29, 2015The conference made nearly twice as much as the Big 12.SEC made $455M in revenue, Big 12 “little north of $250M” past year, sources told @ESPN— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) May 29, 2015College football’s strongest conference in recent seasons now has more money to play with.last_img read more

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CCMA PARTNERS WITH SOCAN TO LAUNCH CCMA SONG CAMP

first_imgThe inaugural CCMA Song Camp will boast a roster of some of Canada’s top country talent. Those attending include:SONGWRITERSKelly ArcherPatricia ConroyDan DavidsonLindsay EllAndrew HyattEmma-LeeMeghan PatrickMackenzie PorterDeric RuttanBen StennisTebeyPRODUCERSBlake BollingerJeff JohnsonKaren KosowskiColin MunroeDave “Dwave” ThomsonFor more information on the CCMA and the CCMA Song Camp you can visit www.ccma.org .About the Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Established in 1976, the CCMA is a membership-based, not-for-profit organization committed to the promotion and recognition of Canadian country music. Built upon the foundation to educate, elevate and celebrate Canadian talent, the CCMA progressively heralds the spirit, community and creativity that country music fosters through year-round initiatives, culminating every fall with Country Music Week and the Canadian Country Music Association Awards. Sponsors of Country Music Week and the 2019 CCMA Awards Show include FACTOR, Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage’s “Canada Music Fund”, Radio Starmaker, the Government of Alberta, The City of Calgary and Tourism Calgary.About SOCANSOCAN is a rights management organization that connects more than four-million music creators worldwide and more than a quarter-million businesses and individuals in Canada. More than 150,000 songwriters, composers, music publishers and visual artists are its direct members, and more than 100,000 organizations are Licensed To Play music across Canada. With a concerted use of progressive technology and unique data as well as a commitment to lead the global transformation of rights management, with wholly-owned companies Audiam, Dataclef, MediaNet, RoyaltyGuru and SODRAC, SOCAN is dedicated to upholding the fundamental truths that music and visual arts have value and creators and publishers deserve fair compensation for their work. For more information: www.socan.com Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: TORONTO, ON – The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA) is pleased to announce that it has partnered with SOCAN, the largest music industry organization in Canada, to launch the CCMA Song Camp. Taking place January 27 – February 2, 2019 in Gaspar Hernández, Dominican Republic, the week-long camp will bring together 16 established country music songwriters and producers with the goal of creating a broad collection of radio-ready songs.Sun, sand and country music; the perfect combination for a week in the Caribbean. Spending seven days off the grid at the Song Camp provides attendees the opportunity to break free from their day-to-day and life’s distractions, giving them the freedom to channel their creative outlets and granting them access to unique collaborative experiences they might not otherwise have.Each morning the curated group of writers and producers will receive a briefing and then dissolve into their small assigned groups where they will spend the day collaborating to develop a collection of new songs. Days will consist of a series of three writing sessions, ranging from two to five hours in length, with new groups being assigned together each day. Every evening will culminate with a late-night showcase, providing the groups an opportunity to share their favourite tracks from the day’s sessions. Advertisement Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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Road trip for mens volleyball starts in Romeoville

With four regular season games left before the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Tournament, the Ohio State men’s volleyball team sits in third place in the eight-team conference, 1.5 games back of first place Lewis University. The league’s regular season champion will be rewarded a bye during the tournament’s quarterfinal round. In 2012, the Buckeyes received the tournament’s lone bye on a tiebreaker after both OSU and Lewis finished the conference campaign with a record of 9-3. The last time the Buckeyes did not have the No. 1 seed was 2006, when they lost in the semifinals as the No. 4 seed against No. 1 seed Loyola of Chicago. Loyola of Chicago sits in second this season, one game behind the Flyers. Finishing at or near the top of the table will be crucial for OSU’s postseason success since tournament matchups are hosted by the higher seed. The Buckeyes have a 10-1 record at home this season, with the lone loss coming in a sweep at the hands of Lewis on March 2. Two of the Buckeyes’ remaining four league matches are on the road against teams of higher standing. OSU cannot afford to drop both matches if it wants to have a shot at earning the automatic berth into the semifinals. Coach Pete Hanson’s squad begins its road trip against Lewis on Thursday night in Romeoville, Ill. OSU senior setter Kyle Lawrence said he and his teammates have not forgotten about the Flyers victory in Columbus earlier this season, and they have been anticipating the rematch ever since. “We have a countdown going on in our locker room to Romeoville, so it’s definitely something we’ve starred on our schedule for the rest of the season. I think we have a little bit of fire under our butts right now after that loss at home,” Lawrence said. Lewis, meanwhile, is looking to regain its composure, coming off two losses in its last three conference matches. Flyers coach Dan Friend said he believes his players have gotten back to the form they had earlier in the season when they won their first eight out of the gate in conference play. “After last weekend, there were a few things we worked on in practice to get us into a better groove,” Friend said. After Thursday night’s contest, the Buckeyes will make the drive to Chicago to face the Ramblers on Saturday. OSU won its previous match against Shane Davis’ men on March 1 in five sets at home. After arguably its toughest week of the regular season, OSU’s schedule becomes much less threatening when it returns home on April 12 to play Quincy on back-to-back nights. The Hawks have only won four sets in league play and have no victories in 10 attempts against conference foes. Like Lewis, OSU is trying to rebound from subpar play as well. The team’s last road trip netted two losses, as the Buckeyes were only able to take two sets combined against the Mastodons of Indiana University Purdue University-Fort Wayne and the Cardinals of Ball State. OSU (17-5, 7-3 MIVA) is currently ranked No. 11 by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. It is the same position the Buckeyes opened the season in before climbing as high as No. 6 in February. The team has not dropped out of the poll’s top 15 all season. OSU senior outside hitter Nick Gibson said this time of year is generally full of exciting games. “We’re looking forward to some good competition, some big matches. It’s going to take a lot. We lost to Lewis here, we’re looking to get a good win there and carry us into the conference tournament,” Gibson said. The Buckeyes’ match against Lewis on Thursday is set to begin at 8 p.m. read more

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