Baby Wakes From Coma as Doctors Were Ready To Turn Off Life Support (Video)

first_imgThe 1-year-old toddler was hospitalized in September after coming down with a dangerous neurological virus.Medical experts had advised her parents to disconnect the child’s life support system after aggressive therapy was used just to keep her alive. Additionally, they were skeptical she would ever walk or speak again.WATCH: Baby Ejected From Car Found in Distant Storm Drain With Only a Scratch Ten days after the doctors made the decision to suspend the life support – and after Marwa’s parents submitted a petition with 70,000 signatures asking them to delay the end of life – Marwa woke up.(WATCH the video below)Click To Share This ‘Just In Time’ Story…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreSome might call it luck, others might call it a miracle – either way, Marwa suddenly woke up just when doctors were going to disconnect her life support.last_img read more

Claimant lawyers will lose £81m a year as insurers pocket huge windfall – MoJ

first_imgClaimant lawyers could experience a combined annual £80m loss in fee income after personal injury reforms come into force, the government estimates.  The Ministry of Justice yesterday published an impact assessment (IA) for the Civil Liability Bill in which it is forecast that £32m will be lost from claims that will no longer proceed. A further £49m is likely to be stripped from firms’ revenues where claims proceed but without the claimant having legal representation. The legislation, due to be read in the House of Lords on 24 April, introduces tariffs for RTA claims and will be implemented alongside a new £5,000 small claims limit. Both measures would effectively take lawyers out of the system. Costs will no longer be recoverable and damages payments will be significantly reduced. The IA says: ‘It has been assumed that the loss in revenue will be offset by a reduction in the work conducted.  Therefore it has been assumed that claimant lawyers would be able to redirect their resources for productive uses elsewhere in the economy.’ The government estimates that HM Revenue & Customs will lose around £140m if there is a reduction in claims and an increase in claimants without legal representation, while the NHS will lose around £6m a year because it can no longer recover costs from the at-fault insurer in some cases. While defendant insurers may incur around £19m in extra costs for more medical reports, the IA says they can expect overall total benefits of around £1.3bn a year through reduced claims numbers and smaller damages payments. Around 85% of these benefits will be passed on to the consumer, giving insurers a net windfall of £190m a year. Meanwhile, estimates from the judiciary suggest the percentage of claimants without legal representation would increase from 5% currently to 30% post-reform. But the impact assessment says a new system will be in place to make it easier for claimants to proceed without lawyers, to avoid the small claims courts becoming overburdened. The government said market failures have led to an increase in claims made and settled, suggesting it is unlikely that the market could reduce costs and claim numbers without intervention. ‘These failures have contributed to a wider environment where it has become culturally acceptable in some quarters to make minor, exaggerated or fraudulent soft tissue injury claims,’ says the IA. ‘A substantial industry has developed to encourage such claims whose existence largely rests upon the maintenance of the current regulatory arrangements.’ Most whiplash-related claims, it is noted, are ‘straightforward in nature’, particularly when liability is admitted and the value of the claim known, so are suitable for the £5,000 small claims limit. Volumes of settled RTA claims have come down from 615,000 in 2012/13 to 540,000 in 2016/17. The reforms are expected to affect 96% of whiplash claims.last_img read more

Ute center Lo Falemaka has put adversity behind him and become a team leader

first_img Related SALT LAKE CITY — Not many players get to be part of a college football team for six years, which is an opportunity University of Utah center Lo Falemaka is relishing right now.It’s been a long and sometimes bumpy path for Falemaka, who prepped at Cottonwood High School and experienced injuries as well as a bizarre shooting incident to become one of the team leaders for a Ute team that is expecting big things in 2018.“Six years sounds like a lot, but honestly it doesn’t feel like a lot,” Falemaka said after a recent practice. “Because the first four years here I was injured a lot so I don’t really count them. Now that I’m getting my sixth year back it’s a blessing to prove to everyone else I can play at the next level. It’s a chance for me to show myself.”Falemaka didn’t know until late last March just as spring football was getting under way that he would get a sixth year to play college football. He had redshirted in 2013, played on the scout team in 2014, played just two games in 2015 before sitting out the season with an injury and played mostly special teams in 2016 with one start on the O-line.Being a leader is easier when you have respect from everyone else. We have such a close, tight bond from everyone and everyone respects each other. With their respect it makes things a lot easier. – Utah center Lo FalemakaThen last year, he became the starting center for the Utes, a job he excelled at so well that he was an all-Pac-12 honorable mention selection. Now he’s one of the team leaders as the Utes pursue a Pac-12 championship.A couple of weeks ago, Falemaka was named as one of the Utes’ captains for the season, along with fellow seniors Chase Hansen, Mitch Wishnowsky, Matt Gay, Cody Barton and junior quarterback Tyler Huntley. Last month he was chosen to be one of two representatives, along with Hansen, for the Utes at Pac-12 media day in California.“Being a leader is easier when you have respect from everyone else,” he said. “We have such a close, tight bond from everyone and everyone respects each other. With their respect it makes things a lot easier.”Coach Kyle Whittingham gushes about the progress Falemaka has made since coming out of high school.“He’s come a long way and matured into an outstanding young man, not that he wasn’t a good kid when we got him,” said Whittingham. “But he’s really grown up. He’s a leader, he’s got his degree, he’s overcome a lot, he’s had some adversity, not just in football, but off the field as well. I’m very proud of him and where he is right now.”For a while, Falemaka was mostly known as one of the two Utes — running back Marcel Manoa was the other — who were shot by an intruder at a off-campus party the day after a football game in September 2015. That’s why Falemaka only played two games that season as he spent the remainder of the season recovering.Falemaka talked about the incident in detail the following year — about how he and Manoa tried to get some unwanted guests to leave a party only to have guns turned on them, how he has a 10-inch scar on his abdomen, how he still has a bullet lodged in his left hip. However, he prefers not to dwell on it now..“I definitely try to keep that in the past because it’s completely irrelevant,” he says when asked about it. “It doesn’t have anything to do with me now or my future, so I try not to think about it all.”His future, he hopes, includes a shot at the NFL, although Falemaka is keeping an open mind about it and not worrying about it much right now.“I don’t have my hopes too high on that,” he said. “You always have to have a Plan B. I will definitely shoot for it — it would give me an opportunity to provide for my family and become financially stable so it would be nice for my mother and my (seven) siblings.”What Falemaka is mostly thinking about is what he can do to keep the momentum going after an opening victory and help lead the Utes to their first Pac-12 division title and perhaps more.“We can say as much as we want, but we can’t tell until we’re out there on the field,” he said. “But I expect a Pac-12 championship this year and nothing less.” Utes got productive and didn’t panic in season-opening wincenter_img Despite opening-game glitches, Utes were thrilled with play of smothering defenselast_img read more

Muhammad Ali welcomed all at Pennsylvania training camp

first_imgDEER LAKE, Pa. (AP) — He called himself “The Greatest,” but Muhammad Ali was humble, friendly and eminently approachable whenever he came to this out-of-the-way spot in northeastern Pennsylvania to train throughout the 1970s.Since Ali’s death last week at age 74, residents have been coming to the rustic hilltop camp where he sparred with a young Larry Holmes and prepared for his epic fights against George Foreman and Joe Frazier. In paying their respects, they recalled how one of the most famous people on the planet became a familiar presence at the edge of Pennsylvania’s coal region.It’s hard to imagine now, with athletes and celebrities so cloistered from the public. But 40 years ago, locals regularly showed up at Ali’s training camp — and he welcomed them in. He got out into the community, too, eating at local diners and running on the country roads, waving back at residents who waved at him.Every old-timer around here seems to have an Ali tale.James Ferenchick, 71, Orwigsburg, recalls stopping at the camp early one morning before work and running into a worker hooking a horse to a carriage. Ferenchick told the worker he was there to see Ali. The worker fetched Ali from his cabin, and Ali gave him an autograph.“He says to me, ‘Are you in a big hurry?’ I said, ‘I have to go to work, but no, I can be late.’ He says, ‘Jump in the carriage.’”And that’s how Ferenchick found himself on a 45-minute buggy ride with the champ, up and down Sculps Hill.“I’m sitting there with goosebumps,” Ferenchick said. “It knocked me over.”The camp had its share of famous visitors, too, including Elvis Presley, who went antiquing with Ali. But locals considered Ali as one of their own, Ferenchick said.In this Aug. 23, 1973, file photo, boxer Muhammad Ali chops at a tree with axe at his training camp at Deer Lake, Pa., in preparation for his return match against Ken Norton. Since Ali’s death last week at 74, residents have been coming to the rustic hilltop camp in Deer Lake to pay their respects. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, File)Growing up in nearby Pottsville, Noreen Marzano visited Deer Lake with her parents many times to watch him spar. He’d do magic tricks for the kids, “then he would show us how the magic trick worked, which I don’t think he was supposed to do,” she said.She said her father, a retired ophthalmologist, removed a particle from Ali’s eye after the Rumble in the Jungle, his 1974 title fight with Foreman. Ali gave him an autographed picture that hangs on Marzano’s wall.“It was a very different time. There was no entourage, no security keeping people back. There was always a crowd here and he loved it,” said Marzano, 58, of Clinton, New Jersey, who stopped by the camp this week after visiting her parents.“For someone who was the most famous athlete in the world at the time, he was just so genuine and welcoming to everyone,” she said.Ali bought this wooded 5-acre tract in 1972 and installed 18 primarily log buildings, including a gym, a dining hall, a mosque, visitors’ cabins and a horse barn. He trained at Deer Lake until his last fight in 1981.It looks much as it did in Ali’s day. His desk and typewriter occupy an office near the gym. The dining hall has the original stove and kitchen table. His footprints can be seen on the wood-planked ceilings — Ali had trod on them while the camp was under construction.Ali sold it in 1997 to the noted martial arts instructor George Dillman, who trained Ali and who once operated it as the Butterfly & Bee Bed and Breakfast. Two martial arts camps are held there each year.It’s been for sale, and Dillman’s son, Allen Dillman, 51, said interest has been high since Ali’s death. He said the family wants the camp to go to a buyer who will preserve it.“I’m hoping we get someone who brings back the life in it, brings back the energy,” said Dillman, who’s contemplating a public memorial service at the site. “Because the energy’s here.”,DEER LAKE, Pa. (AP) — He called himself “The Greatest,” but Muhammad Ali was humble, friendly and eminently approachable whenever he came to this out-of-the-way spot in northeastern Pennsylvania to train throughout the 1970s.Since Ali’s death last week at age 74, residents have been coming to the rustic hilltop camp where he sparred with a young Larry Holmes and prepared for his epic fights against George Foreman and Joe Frazier. In paying their respects, they recalled how one of the most famous people on the planet became a familiar presence at the edge of Pennsylvania’s coal region.It’s hard to imagine now, with athletes and celebrities so cloistered from the public. But 40 years ago, locals regularly showed up at Ali’s training camp — and he welcomed them in. He got out into the community, too, eating at local diners and running on the country roads, waving back at residents who waved at him.Every old-timer around here seems to have an Ali tale.James Ferenchick, 71, Orwigsburg, recalls stopping at the camp early one morning before work and running into a worker hooking a horse to a carriage. Ferenchick told the worker he was there to see Ali. The worker fetched Ali from his cabin, and Ali gave him an autograph.“He says to me, ‘Are you in a big hurry?’ I said, ‘I have to go to work, but no, I can be late.’ He says, ‘Jump in the carriage.’”And that’s how Ferenchick found himself on a 45-minute buggy ride with the champ, up and down Sculps Hill.“I’m sitting there with goosebumps,” Ferenchick said. “It knocked me over.”The camp had its share of famous visitors, too, including Elvis Presley, who went antiquing with Ali. But locals considered Ali as one of their own, Ferenchick said.In this Aug. 23, 1973, file photo, boxer Muhammad Ali chops at a tree with axe at his training camp at Deer Lake, Pa., in preparation for his return match against Ken Norton. Since Ali’s death last week at 74, residents have been coming to the rustic hilltop camp in Deer Lake to pay their respects. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, File)Growing up in nearby Pottsville, Noreen Marzano visited Deer Lake with her parents many times to watch him spar. He’d do magic tricks for the kids, “then he would show us how the magic trick worked, which I don’t think he was supposed to do,” she said.She said her father, a retired ophthalmologist, removed a particle from Ali’s eye after the Rumble in the Jungle, his 1974 title fight with Foreman. Ali gave him an autographed picture that hangs on Marzano’s wall.“It was a very different time. There was no entourage, no security keeping people back. There was always a crowd here and he loved it,” said Marzano, 58, of Clinton, New Jersey, who stopped by the camp this week after visiting her parents.“For someone who was the most famous athlete in the world at the time, he was just so genuine and welcoming to everyone,” she said.Ali bought this wooded 5-acre tract in 1972 and installed 18 primarily log buildings, including a gym, a dining hall, a mosque, visitors’ cabins and a horse barn. He trained at Deer Lake until his last fight in 1981.It looks much as it did in Ali’s day. His desk and typewriter occupy an office near the gym. The dining hall has the original stove and kitchen table. His footprints can be seen on the wood-planked ceilings — Ali had trod on them while the camp was under construction.Ali sold it in 1997 to the noted martial arts instructor George Dillman, who trained Ali and who once operated it as the Butterfly & Bee Bed and Breakfast. Two martial arts camps are held there each year.It’s been for sale, and Dillman’s son, Allen Dillman, 51, said interest has been high since Ali’s death. He said the family wants the camp to go to a buyer who will preserve it.“I’m hoping we get someone who brings back the life in it, brings back the energy,” said Dillman, who’s contemplating a public memorial service at the site. “Because the energy’s here.” In this photo taken Monday, June 6, 2016, a sign is displayed inside the gym at Muhammad Ali’s training camp in Deer Lake, Pa. Since Ali’s death at 74, residents have been coming to the rustic hilltop camp to pay their respects. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam)last_img read more

Leafs face Ghostriders, Rebels in two-game weekend set

first_imgNelson Leafs take a thin lead into weekend play as the Murdoch leaders travel face Fernie Ghostriders and rival Castlegar Rebels in a pair of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League games.The Leafs travel to Sparwood Friday to face the East Kootenay Riders in Kootenay Conference action.Nelson has won both games over the Ghostriders — 12-3 at home and 6-3 on the road.The Leafs enter the contest after snapping a three-game losing streak Saturday that saw their lead in the Murdoch Division slashed from 10 points to two.Nelson outlasted Grand Forks Border Bruins 4-1 at home.During the slide, Nelson was outscored 18-5 by Murdoch rivals Castlegar and Beaver Valley.Saturday, Nelson hosts Castlegar Rebels at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena/Nelson enters the contest missing a few players due to suspension.Defenceman Zach Morey is currently serving a three-game suspension for after receiving a match penalty while another rearguard Michael LeNoury is also suspended for two games for illegal head contact. Morey is back for Saturday against Castlegar while LeNoury should play Tuesday when the Leafs hosts Grand Forks.Leading goal scorer scorless in sixNelson is hoping to get the offence of the team’s leading goal scorer, Ryan Cooper, back in the fold for the weekend.The rookie from St. Albert, AB, has been in a funk having not scored a goal in six games after totalling 13 before.Jackson Zimmermann and Ryan Piva are next in Leafs goal scoring, each with 10.Team captain Sawyer Hunt leads the team in points with 29, including 23 assists.Kimberley donation saga continuesThe $7.5 million donation saga continues for the Kimberley Dynamiters.The person responsible for the donation, Michael Gould, has been charged with forgery and fraud after a restaurant owner, who is not involved in the Nitros donation, complained to police about an unpaid bill.The charge results from Gould bouncing cheques after the owner of the Northwest Grill in Cranbrook, Jolene Salanski said she catered a banquet for 50 people in early November.Police said Crown counsel has approved charges of forgery and fraud against Gould, who was scheduled to appear in court on Monday.The Kimberley board of directors issued a statement November 13 saying the team has not received any money.last_img read more

ALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE: ALL-IRELAND FINAL REPEAT THE BIG WEEKEND ATTRACTION

first_imgBy next Sunday evening, the Allianz Football League will have moved past the half-way point, at which stage some key trends will be clear in all four divisions. The biggest attraction of the weekend will be in Elverys MacHale Park on Saturday night when Mayo and Dublin meet in a repeat of the All-Ireland final for the past two years. ALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 2Round 1: Clare 1-12 Cavan 2-9; Tipperary 3-16 Cork 1-16; Down 1-14 Louth 0-11; Roscommon 2-12 Meath 2-12.Round 2: Cavan 3-17 Louth 0-14; Cork 1-13 Down 0-10; Meath 0-21 Clare 0-7; Roscommon 1-17 Tipperary 3-9.Round 3: Clare 0-11 Tipperary 0-11; Cork 2-11 Louth 0-10; Down 0-12 Roscommon 0-7; Cavan 2-14 Meath 1-12.Round 4: Feb 24: Tipperary v Meath; Feb 25: Cork v Cavan; Down v Clare; Louth v Roscommon.Round 5: Mar 3: Cavan v Down; Mar 4: Clare v Roscommon; Meath v Cork; Tipperary v Louth.Round 6: Mar 17: Cork v Clare; Mar 18: Down v Tipperary; Louth v Meath; Roscommon v Cavan.Round 7: Mar 25: Cavan v Tipperary; Clare v Louth; Meath v Down; Roscommon v Cork.Final: Apr 1 ALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 1: LATEST INSTALMENT IN FASCINATING DUBLIN-MAYO SAGA ALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 3Round 1: Armagh 2-17 Sligo 0-9; Westmeath 2-17 Derry 2-14; Fermanagh 3-7 Wexford 2-5; Longford 3-18 Offaly 1-13.Round 2: Fermanagh 2-11 Offaly 1-6; Longford 1-13 Derry 1-6; Sligo 1-16 Wexford 1-13; Armagh 2-17 Westmeath 1-11.Round 3: Armagh 1-11 Longford 1-10; Westmeath 0-16 Wexford 1-10; Derry 1-15 Offaly 0-13; Fermanagh 0-13 Sligo 0-8.Round 4: Feb 24: Fermanagh v Derry; Feb 25: Longford v Wexford; Offaly v Armagh; Westmeath v Sligo.Round 5: Mar 3: Armagh v Derry; Mar 4: Sligo v Longford; Westmeath v Fermanagh; Wexford v Offaly.Round 6: Mar 11: Derry v Wexford; Mar 18: Fermanagh v Armagh: Longford v Westmeath; Offaly v Sligo.Round 7: Mar 25: Longford v Fermanagh; Sligo v Derry; Westmeath v Offaly; Wexford v Armagh.Final: Mar 31ALLIANZ FOOTBAL LEAGUE DIVISION 4Round 1: Carlow 2-14 London 2-9; Laois 2-12 Limerick 0-9; Antrim 0-15 Leitrim 0-5; Wicklow 0-12 Waterford 0-12.Round 2: Laois 3-16 Leitrim 3-10; Carlow 2-11 Limerick 0-14; London 1-16 Wicklow 0-10; Antrim 2-12 Waterford 0-10.Round 3: Laois 0-18 Waterford 1-11; Carlow 2-11 Leitrim 0-5; Antrim 0-12 Wicklow 0-12; London 2-8 Limerick 2-8.Round 4: Feb 24: Waterford v Carlow; Feb 25: Leitrim v Limerick; Wicklow v Laois; London v Antrim.Round 5: Mar 3: Carlow v Wicklow; London v Leitrim; Mar 4: Laois v Antrim; Limerick v Waterford.Round 6: Mar 11: London v Laois; Mar 18: Antrim v Carlow; Waterford v Antrim; Wicklow v Limerick.Round 7: Mar 25: Carlow v Laois; Leitrim v Wicklow; Limerick v Antrim; London v Waterford.Final: March 31print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email ALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE 2018: RESULTS AND FIXTURESALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 1Round 1: Dublin 2-17 Kildare 2-10; Galway 1-9 Tyrone 0-8; Kerry 2-18 Donegal 3-14; Mayo 0-13 Monaghan 0-12.Round 2: Kerry 1-15 Mayo 2-9; Dublin 2-13 Tyrone 1-11; Monaghan 1-10 Kildare 0-12; Galway 1-12 Donegal 0-14.Round 3: Dublin 0-20 Donegal 0-15; Galway 1-13 Mayo 0-11 Tyrone 1-16 Kildare 0-18; Monaghan 1-13 Kerry 0-14.Round 4: Feb 24: Mayo v Dublin; Monaghan v Tyrone; Feb 25: Donegal v Kildare; Kerry v Galway.Round 5: Mar 3: Dublin v Kerry; Tyrone v Donegal; Mar 4: Galway v Monaghan; Kildare v Mayo.Round 6: Mar 17:  Kerry v Kildare; Mar 18: Galway v Dublin; Mayo v Tyrone; Monaghan v Donegal.Round 7: Mar 25: Donegal v Mayo; Dublin v Monaghan; Kildare v Galway; Tyrone v Kerry.Final: Apr 1 ALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 4: CARLOW AND LAOIS HEAD THE PROMOTION PUSHSaturday (16:00): Waterford v Carlow, Carriganore.Sunday (14:00): Leitrim v Limerick, Carrick-on-Shannon; Wicklow v Laois, Joule Park, Aughrim.Sunday 14:30: London v Antrim, McGovern Park, Ruislip.Played 3 Won 3. That’s the encouraging position that Carlow and Laois take into Round 4, while Antrim are only a point behind them after two draws and a win. None of the leading trio have played each other yet; nor do they meet next weekend. Carlow (+20 points), who lead the way on scoring difference from Laois (+19 points), travel to Dungarvan on Saturday to take on Waterford who are second from bottom after picking up one of six points so far. Carlow beat Waterford by nine points in last year’s Allianz Football League.Laois, the Division’s top scorers on 5-46 (61 points), head for Aughrim to take on Wicklow, who have yet to score a goal (0-34). The most recent clash between the counties was in last year’s All-Ireland Round 1 qualifiers when Laois won by 2-16 to 3-10 in Aughrim.Antrim, who have the best defensive record in the group (0-27) head for Ruislip to take on London who have picked up three of a possible six points so far. The sides did not meet in last year’s Allianz Football League as Antrim were in Division 3 but in 2016 (Division 4) they beat London by three points in Ruislip.Limerick (a draw and two defeats) and Leitrim (three defeats) have made bad starts to the Allianz Football League so both will be hoping for their first win when they meet in Carrick-on-Shannon.They have the worst defensive records in Division 4, with Leitrim having conceded 5-42 (57 points) and Limerick 6-31 (49 points) in three games. Limerick beat Leitrim by a point in last year’s Allianz Football League. Saturday (19:00): Mayo v Dublin, Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar; Monaghan v Tyrone, CastleblayneySunday (14:00): Donegal v Kildare, BallyshannonSunday (14:30) Kerry v Galway, TraleeThe Dublin-Mayo rivalry has been one of football’s big highlights for several years and it’s all set for another fascinating instalment when the sides meet in Castlebar on Saturday night. Mayo’s last win over Dublin in Allianz Football League or Championship was in the 2012 All-Ireland semi-final (0-19 to 0-16). The sides have met twelve times since then, with Dublin winning nine while there were three draws. Their last clash was in the 2017 All-Ireland final which Dublin won by a point (1-17 to 1-16), having also won the Allianz Football League tie in March (1-16 to 0-7).Dublin have won their first three games in this year’s Allianz Football League while Mayo have won one of three.Galway have marked their return to Allianz Football League Division 1 with three wins but face a massive test against Kerry, whom they haven’t beaten since 2003. Kerry have won all nine games since then, the most recent coming in last year’s All-Ireland quarter-final when they won by 1-18 to 0-13. This is the first time the counties have met in the Allianz Football League since 2011 when Kerry won by 0-16 to 0-8.Kerry suffered their first defeat of this year’s campaign when losing to Monaghan last Sunday, dropping them to fourth place behind Dublin, Galway and Monaghan on the table.Donegal v Kildare is a basement battle between the only two sides in the division who are yet to pick up a point. It will be the first time they have met in the Allianz Football League since 2013. Both sides are chasing their first win in six Allianz Football League games. Donegal drew and lost their last two games in last year’s campaign before losing their opening three to Kerry, Galway and Dublin in this year’s campaign.Kildare lost their last two games to Galway (Round 7 and final) in Allianz Football League Division 2 last year before losing to Dublin, Monaghan and Tyrone in the top flight this year.Tyrone (two points) and Monaghan (four points) will face each other in the Allianz Football League for the second time in 11 months. Tyrone won by four points in Omagh last year. ALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 2: TOP TWO CLASH IN PAIRC UI CHAOIMHSaturday (19:00): Tipperary v Meath, Semple Stadium.Sunday (13:00): Cork v Cavan, Pairc Ui Chaoimh.Sunday (14:00): Down v Clare, Newry; Louth v Roscommon, Drogheda.Cavan’s five-point win over Meath on Sunday took them to the top of the table on five points, one ahead of Cork and Down. Cork are in second place on scoring difference as they prepare for the visit of the Breffni men next Sunday. It will be the first Allianz Football League clash between the counties for ten years (Cavan won in 2008) while the last championship meeting was in 2010 when Cork won a qualifier tie easily en route to All-Ireland glory.Down (four points) have a chance to move into the top two when they host Clare (two points) in Newry. Clare, who have drawn two of their opening three games, won the corresponding tie by six points last year.Louth and Roscommon meet in the Allianz Football League for the first time since 2010 when Roscommon won by a point. Roscommon have taken three points so far while Louth have yet to pick up a point, leaving them in relegation trouble as the only side in the group without a point.Tipperary and Meath are both on three points ahead of their meeting in Semple Stadium on Saturday night in what will be their first Allianz Football League encounter since 2010 when the Premier county men won by two points in Thurles. ALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE DIVISION 3: ULSTER PAIR SETTING THE PACESaturday (19:00): Fermanagh v Derry, Enniskillen.Sunday (14:00): Westmeath v Sligo, TEG Cusack Park.Sunday (14:30): Longford v Wexford, Glennon Brothers Pearse Park; Offaly v Armagh, Bord na Mona, O’Connor Park.Armagh and Fermanagh have both won their first three games, leaving them two points ahead of Longford and Westmeath. Armagh travel to Tullamore to take on Offaly, who are bottom of the table on zero points and a scoring difference of -24. Armagh beat Offaly by 6-22 to 0-10 in last year’s Allianz Football League.Fermanagh (6pts) host Derry (2 pts) on Saturday, hoping for better luck than last year when they lost by a point to the Oak Leaf men in the last round of Allianz Football League Division 2 games. Despite that win, Derry were relegated with Fermanagh.Longford (4 pts) will be hoping to stay in promotion contention when they take on Wexford, who have lost all three games after being promoted from Allianz Football League Division 4. Westmeath (4pts) host Sligo (2pts), having last met in the Allianz Football League two years ago when the Connacht men won by a point.last_img read more

Galway Based Entrepreneur Comes Up With FootballKitBox.com

first_imgA Galway based entrepreneur has come up with an idea that has already grabbed the attention of Football fans around the country with an opportunity to get their hands on their favorite team’s kit on a regular basis without the hassle of searching through numerous websites or traipsing around numerous shops on the high street.The Company, known as footballkitbox.com was imagined on the west coast of Ireland earlier this year and is a subscription box service of genuine football kit that can be delivered every month. All the top clubs from around the world and most of the top international teams are featured with all kit packaged in a specially curated personal box. Audio Playerhttps://download-galwaybay.sharp-stream.com/PAUL%20BEHAN%20FEATURE.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. John Mulligan was curious, so he got more information from the man who came up with the idea Paul Behancenter_img print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

The Slow Death of Print: RIP PC Magazine

first_imgPC Magazine, Ziff Davis‘ flagship print publication, has announced that it will go 100% digital. The January 2009 issue will mark the end of PC Magazine’s print edition after 27 years of continuous publication. Instead of the print version, PC Magazine will start publishing a digital version of the magazine, ‘PC Magazine Digital Edition.’ Current and new subscribers should see this digital edition appear in their inboxes by February 2009.100% DigitalPC Magazine has been publishing a digital edition since 2002, but at least in its current version, this digital edition only imitates the print version in its layout, which is definitely not the easiest and most convenient way to read text. Also, the problem for print magazines is not the fact that they are physical objects, but simply the fact that a publication which only appears once a month will always lag behind its online competition, especially in a fast moving business like technology news. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market frederic lardinois Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#news#web A number of publishers have been experimenting with digital editions similar to PC Magazine’s. The New York Times, for example, has its Times Reader application, which allows offline access to the paper. However, in a world where online access is becoming ubiquitous, these products are at best bridges to a pure online experience. PC Magazine, of course, already has a strong online presence and a number of very interesting blogs and online video shows. The value of PC Magazine often wasn’t in its news content anyway, but in its reviews – all of which are available online, without the need to subscribe to a digital edition of the magazine.Would You Subscribe to a Digital Edition?While we are glad to see that a quality publication like PC Magazine is taking steps to secure its future, it is not clear to us why PC Magazine would put time and effort into producing a digital edition of its magazine instead of just focusing on the online experience. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Forget digg: Join Mixx Where You Can Still Become A Power User

first_img Marketers are outcasts at most social news sites. Digg and Reddit users and/or admins will Social news sites like Also you can submit a particular story to one or several groups. For instance I won’t annoy everybody with every single SEO story. I can submit these to the SEO 2.0 or learning SEO Basics groups where people eagerly await the news. Normal users won’t see them and get annoyed by “SEO spammers” 😉 appeared a few months ago can decide together what is breaking news That said you will receive referrers from Mixx.com, the “front page itself” right after submission if you choose the right categories, tags and groups. Of course categories like tech or fun or tags like Mixx or Linux are always popular, but you should try to really hit the nail on the head with correct and specific tags. Some people skip the tags or add only one category. At Mixx . ” page frontpage Mixx What makes Mixx superior to other news sites are also several other aspects: Localization. You can add where the news happened geographically. Thus users are able to read their local news too. and and skyrocketed to the heights of the attention economy like no other. . the group reputation building LA Times which even funded Mixx What’s the best thing about Mixx? It’s superb audience. You do not have the mob of Digg or Reddit. Nobody will attack you with racists remarks and tell you how bad your submission is even it’s amazing. Mixx Surpasses Direct Competition in order to circumvent the tedious process of waiting a while for enough voters to notice it and vote it up. Alexa traffic stats Mixx Feautures the Other Sites Are Envious Of Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack TechCrunch covers every step of Mixx A Super Mixxer is a user on Mixx, who, through a combination of Karma points, high quality, diverse submissions and comments, and being a model Mixxer for at least 30 days, has access to special feature enhancements. While it is probably too late now to be much more than a blip at one of the established sites like digg, social news site at once. Why? At Mixx you are always on the front page, even without becoming popular. Mixx Plime Make your friends aware of your submission. I do not want to obsess with traffic too much though. Most people by now should know that social media is not solely about traffic numbers. Here’s what’s actually important: Shoutwire Digg. I have been an avid user but I rarely strove to make submissions popular. I read and voted for the stuff in my categories, I tagged, commented, joined groups and submitted posts to groups, I established groups and kept them alive, I submitted everything from art, politics, Internet related stuff and also different kind of media, articles, images and videos. to follow suit after the If you enjoyed the article, you can find more of Tad’s writings at Another feature just shortly introduced which is governed by Super Mixxers is the ” While you get judged based on your sheer activity on most social news sites, similarly to games where there is a toplist of the best players Mixx changed that. You still have the most active power users who seemingly submit, rate and comment news all day as a full time job. On the other hand Mixx does not really encourage that. They do not encourage excessive numbers, they encourage singular and varied achievements. For instance there are several badges you can get when contribute something of exceptional value to the community. You still get these for the popular posts. On the other hand you get rewarded too for low key participation with less glamour and less mass appeal. lets you create a personal “Your blog spam you can and should add multiple categories. This works bets as mentioned above with the “Email This” feature. If you use it wisely you will succeed, even promoting your own stuff. On the hand: Do not trick yourself. If you send out a mediocre story to all your friends it gets promoted to the popular section but almost no traffic will ensue. A few days ago I “Emailed This” to several friends of mine after my submission has already 23 votes and only 4 hours left to get popular, yes you still have a time frame of 24h at Mixx to make a story popular, I emailed a story from my site which was submitted by someone else to a 12 of my SEO peers. It become popular but it gained less traffic than the stories that get thee naturally. Still many people want to get to the front page or become popular on Mixx like on the old school social news sites. It’s possible and it isn’t as difficult as elsewhere as the threshold for stories is around 30 votes up currently while images or videos need even less votes, images only 10! Although I have 178 followers already it’s not like all my stories get popular. The contrary is the case. Most get around 10 votes 50% by people I know, 50% by others. When I submit images sometimes it’s enough to become popular. As I don’t care most of the time it’s OK with me. I use Mixx in a different manner, as I wrote in the beginning. Power users who see social news as a game nonetheless strive to get popular each and every time. A SEO group within a social news site? Yes, this is a novelty, but there are a few of them. There is one called Marketing”, one called “blog pr”, learning SEO basics etc. There is no such thing as ” Let me start at the beginning though. Mixx is a social news site like no other. It is both a personal (formerly Netscape) have been around for a while. joining the conversation Early Bird Bonus Mixx Reddit of all these sites you will notice that Digg and Reddit lose ground while Propeller is remaining reasonably flat. What is more awe-inspiring though is to watch at Compete how Mixx has managed to surpass the other similar dark horse social news sites: German, , The Mixx Structure and Visitor Numbers . You will see the content of your choice on top. This system is based on categories, tags, groups and even particular users. So, for example, you can choose my submissions as your content of choice shown at the top of your personal Mixx. Polish, Indonesian and Iranian ones!) and Mixx offers a unique opportunity bury or vote down your submissions anonymously : You can still become a power user at Mixx, it’s not too late. Moreover Mixx will reward your efforts. I joined Mixx a few months ago and some weeks ago I was made a ” with already 75 members although Mixx Always on the Front Page ” on Mixx , the You are allowed to submit your own blog postings. There are negative votes but they are clearly visible, at least for a while (only the last 10 votes are visible). So if someone votes you down he has to prepare for the backlash. Only newbies vote down without understanding the implications. Power users rarely vote you down unless you are really spamming. So please do not submit your company homepage as “Search Engine Optimization Iowa” but contribute or I’ll report your submission myself. and While most people tend to compare Mixx to Digg, it actually competes more directly with Shoutwire. Both have very similar content mix on the front page focusing on different media types. Shoutwire has lost substantially against Mixx. two If you’re interested in social media, particularly for small businesses and B2B marketing, you’re encouraged to attend this upcoming free The following is an article from a guest author, Tadeusz Szewczyk (you can call him “Tad”). Tad’s an SEO consultant, web developer and author based in Germany. He also happens to be a social media power user. New York Times included recently “Add to Mixx” buttons When submitting a story you can notify all of your Power Users vs Super Mixxers Super Mixxers For instance I quickly realized that Mixx Mixx also has superior social networking features. There are at least three ways to contact and communicate with other users. You can “email them” via the internal messaging system called “Mixx Mail”. If you email several users at once an instant discussion is formed in a way mailing lists work. Each user added gets also a “real email” notification with the message in it to their mail address. You can unsubscribe from such a conversation in order not be annoyed by too many mails. peer review Email This” function. if you mention anywhere on your site that you are a SEO. Marketers get bashed for no reason or rather in a bizarre kind of guilt by association or “kin liability”. Because of those who spammed and gamed Digg, all other people who just write about how to improve your SEO skills get punished. is invitation only and I only allow people to join who are will really benefit the community (both overall Mixx and my own SEO 2.0 group). Even bloggers get harassed just for submitting their own postings. Marketing and SEO on Mixx: No Censorship . Moreover the social media mavens and early adopters are in a frenzy to either hail Mixx as the new, new thing in social news sites or dismiss it altogether. So there is a tremendous buzz around Mixx. Your Personal Social News On You can even “select all” to contact them all at once. Of course you have to be very cautious about using this as notifying all your friends each time will either make them cease the friendship or overlook your notifications. Some power users have sent me several notifications daily so I finally stopped to look at them as the were just too many. On the other hand I will check a notification of user who never or rarely sends me. I only once notified all of my by now 178 friends at once, with this bleak message. Propeller ” by the Mixx team, a position that grants me access to some special features at Mixx (see below how to become a Super Mixxer). Super Mixxers have more power than the average user. is about channels and choices and not solely about being on the While this might be a problem for many people, it will change with time. Mixx What is Social News Good for: It’s Not All About Traffic Either they talk about you, and in many cases this won’t be favorable for you, or you step in and become part of the conversation. Mixx breaking news Groups: Social News Communities Within the Social News Community is the best social news site currently a SEO 2.0 group SEO 2.0 friends about it via the ” like with What’s unique about Mixx is the groups feature. In short it makes Mixx a hub of dozens or hundreds of social news sites. It allows you to create your own Digg-like community within the larger Mixx context. I love this feature. I created a social news site of my own, These people will also submit your stuff elsewhere like on StumbleUpon, Sphinn or Propeller. Mixx is a testing ground for submissions. What works here in many cases will work elsewhere too as on Mixx it does not make sense to cheat. It’s the original social news idea: Great content gets promoted by a smart mob and not tramped down by a lynch mob formed from an anonymous mass. Social Networking at Mixx: Unique Selling Propositiuon How Mixx Power users Make Submissions Popular online presence The secret of getting popular is fairy simple: Make enough people aware of your submission. The Best Asset of Mixx Mixx. Also as it does not make sense to “game” Mixx there is no Apple, “the best stolen pictures at a fun site” or Ron Paul spam. You get only stuff by dedicated social media users. Still, as noted earlier, The frontpage of Mixx should not be your goal most of the time. As Mixx has so many places to go and personal configurations many people, me too often, do not even read the poplar stories. A popular story thus will only get 100 – 300 visitors on average. The Mixx team rewarded me with promoting me to “Super Mixxer”. It may sound funny or useless, but it isn’t. It allows me to perform certain actions other, normal mixxers, are not allowed to: As a Supermixxer I am able to connect two stories. This is very powerful. The feature is meant to deal with the duplicate story from multiple sources problem. On Mixx all sources get a chance to be noticed because Supermixxers can connect them to each other. They will be shown as “related”. more than that I can create a thread about a topic by connecting a particular story to relevant events which were covered on Mixx days, weeks or months ago. It allows me to add different perspectives to onesided or subjective story. A feature which will be gold once the election process gets heated up in the US. : Watching the A new shiny contender called Notice the stylish M at the right upper corner? I’m a Super Mixxer. Mixx you get the early adopters, bloggers, social media mavens. So Mixx is already the leader of the underdogs while it has still substantially less traffic than Reddit, according to Compete 1/7 or Propeller 1/4 based on Compete data. Originally published Apr 7, 2008 3:07:00 PM, updated March 21 2013 social media webinar On social networking more people will flock to As (I tried all of them, even the Spanish, French, ” shortcut. On Digg you sometimes read a breaking news story hours or days too late, after it’s not news anymore. My Mixx starts with the popular images followed by my latest Mixx group. Super Mixxer Digg Negative voting is visible. This is one of the simplest but most important differences to other socialh news sites. For instance I will add election related news to at least three categories. politics, national and election 2008. When the candidates speak about the economy I will add the post to “business”, when they speak about health care I will add it additionally to “health” etc. users who are interested in health and have added it their their Mixx will see on their “front page”.last_img read more