December 24


first_imgThe children of 5th and 6th Class of SN Glasáin, Creeslough, played at half-time in the Aviva Stadium yesterday during the Ireland v. Turkey game. The school received the exciting news on Wednesday evening after one of the parents, Patricia Browne, was informed that she had won a competition that she had entered with Aviva Insurance. Another 5th class boy Danny Toye received his first call for Donegal, and took part in the Mini Sevens at half-time in Celtic Park during the Donegal v. Derry game.The whole school community would like to congratulate all the children who participated, and may they have many happy memories of playing a part in such big sporting occasions in the years to come.Olé Olé agus Dún na nGall Abú!!DONEGAL PRIMARY SCHOOL PLAY DURING HALF-TIME OF THE IRELAND V TURKEY MATCH was last modified: May 26th, 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:home-page featuresnewsSportlast_img read more

December 21

Gardaí release image of suspect in Malin armed raid

first_imgGardaí in Buncrana have issued an e-fit description of a man who was allegedly part of a gang that committed a violent robbery in Malin Head in October.Investigations continue after four masked men targeted the home of prominent businessman and GAA club director John Byrne at Beugh, Malin, on Saturday 26th October.The raiders broke into the home at around 7.30pm and tied up two of John’s adult sons as they searched the house for cash. A substantial amount of money was taken, some of which was later recovered by gardaí. The men made their getaway on foot. Gardaí have now released a reconstructed image of one suspect who is believed to have been involved in the crime.E-Fit Description issued on RTE’s CrimecallThe man is described as being aged in his mid-thirties, around 5ft 10inches in height and of a large build. He is described as having short dark hair.Gardaí in Buncrana are investigating the incident, and the public can contact the station on (074) 932 0540 or the Garda Confidential Line: 1800 666 111Gardaí release image of suspect in Malin armed raid was last modified: December 18th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

December 16

GMailr: An Unofficial Javascript API for GMail

first_imgalex williams Tags:#cloud#news Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Google has pretty much given up on developing a JavaScript API for GMail. There was once a Greasemonkey script Google developed for GMail but that broke and Google shows no sign of fixing it.James Yu is now trying to fix that scenario with GMailr, a JavaScript API for GMail. It is made from the code he wrote for 0Boxer, an extension for GMail that turns organizing your inbox into a game. Yu is also a lead developer at Scribd.Yu said developing the API took him on a path fraught with frustrations and dead ends. He writes there is supported official JavaScript API for Gmail. The Greasemonkey script is broken and no one has yet released a frontend API for Gmail. He said he needed access to the various user actions in the UI as the backend APIs were not going to work as he wished. He decided to write his own library from scratch.But this was no easy task. Gmail runs its code through the closure compiler, thereby obfuscating everything. On top of that, Gmail is probably one of the most sophisticated JavaScript apps out there. Needless to say, I am now intimately familiar with the various DOM elements that make up the Gmail interface, as well as how the data is transported.The work Yu is doing reflects on the fragile state of services such as Rapportive, Baydin and, each of which have developed complex APIs that can and will break when GMail decides to change its app structure. What we need, he says, is a robust and easy-to-use Javascript API for GMail that is shared across extensions and applications. He hopes developers will improve Gmailr, and over time, make it a robust API that developers find useful. He cites a few ways it can be improved:Expose methods that allow insertion of UI elements into various places in Gmail, like the sidebar.Improve the reliability of the API, taking into account the various weird states that Gmail can get into.Add capabilities to read the contents and metadata of emails received, sent, and interacted with.Yu’s work points to the need to create APIs that are not dependent on powerful vendors. Independent providers such as Rapportive should be supportive of these efforts for they provide a level of sustainability that otherwise could result in service breakdowns and irreparable damage to the communities they are seeking to grow.center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

December 9

This Is the Only Sustainable Competitive Advantage

first_imgDid you see Uber coming? How about Airbnb? Who expected Amazon to become Who thought any software company would compete with Microsoft?The idea of business strategy is to create a sustainable competitive advantage. How do you do that in an environment when whole industries are being disintermediated and when companies that have stood the test of time start failing that same test?There is a sustainable competitive advantage for those who would pursue it, but it isn’t going to be found in most treatise you read on strategy now.As Nature Would Have ItCharles Darwin didn’t actually say these oft-attributed words, but they are truer now than ever, regardless of the actual source:It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one who is most adaptable to change.Welcome to the Disruptive Age.Adaptability: A sustainable competitive advantage is only going to be built by believing that any choice you make, over time, will become unsustainable. Given a long enough timeline, what you are doing now is likely to be exactly the wrong thing to do. It will be the wrong thing to “continue doing.”The “sustainable” part of a sustainable competitive advantage will be the ability to adapt to new realities. This means unlearning what you have learned, and it certainly means the killing of sacred cows. The more married you are to “the way we’ve always done things around here,” the more certain that you won’t be “around here” at all.The primary competency for competitive advantage is the ability to lead change in response to changing conditions, challenges, and the recognition of opportunities.Resourcefulness: With the exception of the capacity for compassion, there is no greater human attribute than resourcefulness. There are no problems that human beings have been unable to solve when given enough time to do so. This is true in spite of the fact that the same human beings who are capable of magnificent feats of creativity are also the greatest obstacle to that same creative force.Creativity is limitless. Resourcefulness has no real boundaries, and any that are perceived are only the boundaries of the person perceiving them.The “sustainable” part of a sustainable competitive advantage is the ability and the willingness to attract and unleash the creative force of individuals and groups. The “sustainability” is going to be infusing the work of problem-solving with purpose and meaning, as well as fully empowering people to create and to fail.Much has changed in the last few decades. The changes coming over the few decades in front of us are going to make the last few look like a walk in the park.The questions you have to answer if you seek a sustainable competitive advantage are, “How willing are you to change, including what you believe,” and “How fast can you generate the ideas you need to anticipate and respond to new realities?” Get the Free eBook! Want to master cold calling? Download my free eBook! Many would have you believe that cold calling is dead, but the successful have no fear of the phone; they use it to outproduce their competitors. Download Nowlast_img read more

November 18

Premier League: Tom Cleverley’s injury-time goal gives Watford win over Arsenal

first_imgWatford climbed into the top four of the Premier League after Tom Cleverley’s 92nd-minute goal gave them a 2-1 victory over Arsenal at Vicarage Road on Saturday.Per Mertesacker headed Arsene Wenger’s side into a 39th-minute lead from a corner but Troy Deeney equalised from the penalty spot in the 71st minute after Hector Bellerin had bundled over Richarlison.The game looked set to end in a draw until Cleverley pounced on a loose ball in the penalty area and drilled a shot high into Petr Cech’s goal.Watford have now leapfrogged both Arsenal and Chelsea into fourth place, on 15 points, while the Gunners fell one place to sixth and remain on 13 points.Wenger left Alexis Sanchez out of his matchday squad after his Chile side’s loss to Brazil on Tuesday ended their hopes of World Cup qualification. Mesut Ozil was sent on as a second-half substitute for Danny Welbeck but was largely ineffective.Wenger was unhappy about Watford being awarded the penalty, saying: “It was a scandalous decision and there is little we can do about it.”He added: “We panicked a little bit in the last seconds.”Watford head coach Marco Silva said: “We are obviously happy. Our second half was really good. We have three important points and we want to stay in this moment.”last_img read more