Listen: ‘Sticky’ buzzing after inspiring Donegal Masters to All-Ireland crown

first_imgMAN OF the Match Michael Ward deflected the praise after he led Donegal to the All-Ireland Masters crown yesterday.Ward scored five points as Donegal defeated Dublin 0-9 to 0-7 in the final.“It was very much a team effort from tackling to running,” the Ballyshannon man told Ocean FM’s Paddy McGill. “It’s relief that it’s all over What a second half from each and every one of the lads who came on.“Dublin thought the wind would win it in the second half, but it wins you very little. We got over the line, thanks be to God.”It’s 21 years now since Ward was Man of the Match when Aodh Ruadh overcame Naomh Columba in the 1998 Donegal SFC final.He said: “I still get a buzz out of it. You can see the lads who all worked hard celebrating out there.” Listen to the full interview below …Listen: ‘Sticky’ buzzing after inspiring Donegal Masters to All-Ireland crown was last modified: September 22nd, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Aodh RuadhBallyshannonDonegal MastersMICHAEL WARDVal Murraylast_img read more

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Monopoly Fans Have Voted the Thimble Out of the Game

first_imgAnother piece of random nostalgia has died an unceremonious death.Hasbro just announced that Monopoly fans have spoken, and the THIMBLE game piece has been voted out.  It’s been one of the tokens since the game debuted in 1935.Hasbro has been running a vote where people will pick a new game piece from choices like sunglasses, a penguin, a hashtag, and four different emoji faces.And to make room, one of the originals had to go.  The thimble lost . . . and we’ll find out what’s replacing it next month.The thimble is the second “domestic” item to be removed from the game in the past four years.  The iron was removed in 2013 and replaced by a cat.last_img read more

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Aussies air travelers are loo climbers and reluctant recliners

first_imgPassengers prefer to climb over people to get to the loo Will they climb over you to get to the loo?Toilet and seat recline etiquette are conflicting Australian air travelers, according to a new passenger survey.The Expedia, 2018 Airplane Etiquette survey reveals that passengers are stuck in quandary about how to get to the toilet if in a window seat or aisle seat and also confused about the rules of when and when not to recline their seat.WATCH: Reach for the sick bagExpedia’s report has reinforced the importance of seat allocation for Australian travelers with 98 percent opting for an aisle or window seat.The survey found that the majority of Australian air travelers chicken out of waking up their fellow passenger to get to the aisle to go to the toilet, opting for a few risky maneuvers.Only 31 percent would wake up another passenger with 44 percent opting to climb over the passenger and 25 percent hoping the person in the aisle seat will wake up.Another major dilemma that many face is what is the best time to recline their seat.Again, the survey found that Australian air travelers are divided on what to do with 40 percent stating you should only recline your seat for flights over 3 hours.WATCH: Emirates A380 snowy blastIn fact, 20 percent travelers say it’s rude to recline your seat.The survey found that 47 percent will only recline their seat if they’re going to sleep, 20 percent only after the meal service has taken place.However, 17 percent said they recline their seat as soon as the seatbelt sign goes off after take-off.To make the journey more pleasant Expedia suggests that air travelers should introduce themselves before the flight and establish some ground rules, such as if to wake someone up.In the survey respondents also revealed the most annoying and offensive airport and plane behaviors with the seat grabber taking the number one spot annoying close to 60 percent of Australians.Another annoying type is the inattentive parent, who do not look after their children, with 45 percent of respondents listing it as a major gripe.Poor hygiene and the passenger who gets too close or falls asleep on or near you on the flight are also major issues for travelers.last_img read more

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Predicting Population Health

first_imgContinuing our Big Data Week theme this week. In this newest video, Graham Hughes, MD, chief medical officer at SAS, talks about population health and how healthcare can leverage lessons from other industries, like retail, to take data analytics and predict behaviors.What other industries are outpacing healthcare when it comes to big data analytics? Why?last_img

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Wealth Tax Abolished Super Rich Taxed 2

first_imgUnion Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday proposed to abolish the wealth tax and proposed two percent surcharge on the super rich.Presenting the budget for 2015-16, Jaitley said the government’s goal is to have “minimum government and maximum governance” with the focus on ease of doing business and simplifying tax procedures.”The total wealth tax collection in the country was Rs.1,008 crore in 2013-14. Should a tax which leads to high cost of collection and a low yield be continued or should it be replaced with a low cost and higher yield tax?” he posed.Announcing the abolishment of wealth tax, Jaitley said it would be replaced with an additional surcharge of two percent on the super-rich with a taxable income of over Rs.1 crore.He said the surcharge would fetch tax revenue of around Rs.9,000 crore.This will lead to tax simplification and enable the department to focus more on ensuring tax compliance and widening the tax base, he said.”Further, to track the wealth held by individuals and entities, the information regarding the assets which are currently required to be furnished in wealth tax return will be captured in the income tax returns. This will ensure that the abolition of wealth tax does not lead to escape of any income from the tax net,” he said.last_img read more

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JSW Cement other investors to buy out stake in Shiva Cement

first_imgJSW Cement Ltd is set to buy the entire promoter holding in Odisha-based Shiva Cement Ltd and later launch an open offer to acquire another 32% from the company’s public equity shareholders. JSW Cement is a part of JSW Group.JSW Steel plans to raise Rs. 5,032 crore from foreign investorsIn a regulatory filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange, Shiva Cement — in which ACC Ltd currently holds 13% — said it agreed to sell its 35.6% promoter holding to JSW Cement at Rs 14 a share.In a separate BSE filing, JM Financial Institutional Securities, which would manage the open offer, disclosed that JSW Cement together with Sun Investments and Reynold Traders made an open offer to the public equity shareholders of Shiva Cement to acquire up to 62.4 million fully paid-up equity shares, which constitutes approximately 32% of the total fully diluted voting equity share capital at a price of Rs 14 per share aggregating to Rs 87.36 crore in cash.According to the information provided on Shiva Cement’s website, the company has an integrated plant located near Rourkela in Odisha’s Sundergarh district with an annual production of close to 200,000 tonne per annum, which is being expanded to 1 million tonne per annum. The cement maker plans to increase its annual production capacity to 2.6 million tonne. It also has captive limestone reserves in the vicinity and produces both Portland Slag Cement and Portland Pozzolana Cement, marketed under the Sumangal brand.On Friday, shares of Shiva Cement closed at Rs 13.72, up 0.66% from their previous close on the BSE.last_img read more

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NASA develops Augmented Reality headset for commercial pilots

first_imgImage: NASA Automation in the air dulls pilot skill Augmented reality is where computer generated images are projected onto a piece of glass that the user looks through. In so doing, the user can see both the real world and the images that are displayed, which are tied to real world objects. An AR device for commercial pilots for example could display what looks like the actual runway (and tower, other planes, etc.) as a plane approaches for landing in fog. Once on the ground, it could display the runway centerline, as well as interconnecting runways, and the taxi pathway that is supposed to be followed. Because most commercial plane accidents occur during landing, takeoff or when taxiing, more focus has been aimed at providing tools to pilots to help them better see what is going on.The new AR headset is designed to do just that. It fits over the head, and has one eyepiece that the pilot looks through. It also uses gyroscopes and sensors that read pieces of paper placed on cabin walls to orient itself so that it can correctly interpret which direction the pilot is looking and respond accordingly. It also includes voice recognition software to allow the pilot to communicate with the system orally. Examples of Synthetic Vision System Displays. Image: NASA © 2011 PhysOrg.com Explore furthercenter_img The system is similar in some respects to AR headsets worn by pilots of military jets and helicopters and is an improvement over current headsets used on some commercial flights that overlay information in front of the pilot, but aren’t tied to the real world. None of the technology in the headset is new, and in fact all of the information they provide to a pilot is now currently available. The difference is the headset will allow the pilot to keep his or her eyes focused on where the plane is heading, rather than having to look away to study maps or electronic devices.The AR headset is part of a larger effort by NASA to improve visualization for pilots, called Synthetic Vision. The idea is to eventually move augmented reality imagery to the windshield in a way that is both informative and free of unnecessary clutter that could get in the way of actually flying the plane. Citation: NASA develops Augmented Reality headset for commercial pilots (2012, March 15) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2012-03-nasa-ar-headset-commercial.html (PhysOrg.com) — NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia has been hard at work developing an Augmented Reality headset for use by commercial pilots to help reduce airline accidents due to poor weather and overcrowding at airports. The results of that effort have now become known as NASA has recently begun searching for a company to make and market the headset which thus far, doesn’t have an official name. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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