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first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Meralco, NLEX, Blackwater and Alaska have also indicated loss of confidence on Narvasa.Representatives of the five teams backing Narvasa—San Miguel Beer, Brgy. Ginebra, Star, Kia and GlobalPort—all boarded the flight with their families.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIncoming chair Ramoncito Fernandez of NLEX, who is supposed to arrive in LA on Nov. 13, is also reportedly not going to the planning sessions anymore, although he could join the rest of the current board members for a leisure trip to Las Vegas on Nov. 16. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set F2 eyes third straight win, take on dangerous Cocolife MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Three representatives of the seven-team group wanting to oust Chito Narvasa as PBA commissioner did not board the Philippine Airlines flight bound for Los Angeles on Friday night.Former chairs Pato Gregorio of TNT KaTropa, Mamerto Mondragon of Rain of Shine and Phoenix Petroleum’s Raymond Zorilla didn’t join the trip that is supposed to be the annual planning session of the board.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View commentslast_img read more


first_imgErrigal Scout County members Dessie Taylor from Derry and Dympna Whoriskey from Newtoncunningham got a jubilant surprise when they attended the National Council of Scouting Ireland which was held in the RDS at the weekend.Dympna and Dessie.They both were bestowed with the Order of Cu Chulainn which is the highest honour confered on a volunteer within Scouting.Dessie and Dympna were equally shocked when during the presentation members of their immediate families appeared on stage, unknown to them both families has travelled to Dublin to celebrate their achievements with them. The Order of Cu Chulainn is awarded to volunteers in recognition for their commitment and dedication to Scouting over their lifetime.Dessie has been a member of his group in Derry for over 40 years, while Dympna has been an active member of 9th Donegal (Newtoncunningham) for the past 26 years.All their Scouting friends wish to congratulate both on receiving this honour.  LOCAL SCOUTERS RECEIVE NATIONAL RECOGNITION was last modified: April 20th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:DerrydonegalScoutslast_img read more


first_imgA nightclub granted a special license to open after midnight on Christmas night has decided not to open.Paris nightclub was the only one in County Donegal this Christmas to be given permission to open.But it has decided NOT to open after all. Gardai have successfully won court orders banning other clubs from opening.But Paris said today it will now open on St Stephen’s Night – with a Home & Away star as their special guest.Actor Dan Ewing – who plays Heath Braxton in the Aussie Soap – will be at the night-club that night.PARIS NIGHTCLUB CANCELS CHRISTMAS NIGHT DRINKS (BUT DON’T WORRY, HOME & AWAY HUNK ON HIS WAY!) was last modified: December 22nd, 2013 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 & AWAY HUNK ON HIS WAY!)PARIS NIGHTCLUB CANCELS CHRISTMAS NIGHT DRINKS (BUT DON’T WORRYlast_img read more


first_imgTHE Donegal U14 development team have had a well-deserved end of season outing with manager Sabrina White.And once again local sponsors were to the fore to make sure the girls – who made it to the Ulster League final last month – had a good time.“I would like to thank Laurence Mc Daid of Halfway Karting Burnfoot for the kindly sponsoring us a karting session and Kathleen Doherty of The Harbour Inn Buncrana for the beautiful meal,” said Sabrina. “It was a well-earned day out for these talented young girls who made it to the Ulster final.”  DONEGAL U14 DEVELOPMENT GIRLS ENJOY END OF SEASON BASH was last modified: June 17th, 2015 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:Donegal U14 developmentteamlast_img read more

San Dimas 35, Northview 34

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN DIMAS — The San Dimas High School defense sacked Northview High quarterback Damian James on the final play of the game to preserve the win in the Valle Vista League opener for both schools. Following a voluntary safety by Saints punter Eric Samples, the Vikings got the ball back in San Dimas territory with just over a minute to play and a chance to win. James scrambled 23 yards down to the Saints 21-yard line, well within kicker Jeremy Hernandez’ range, but two false start penalties and the final sack gave the Saints the win. The Saints had only one pass completion in the game but it was a 15-yard touchdown pass from Samples to tight end Deryck Marquez midway through the fourth quarter. That gave San Dimas the lead, 35-32. center_img Ryan Richard carried 24 times for 148 yards and two touchdowns for the Saints. Richard was complemented by fellow running back Roy Curry, who added 75 yards on 12 carries. That included a second-quarter, 89-yard kickoff return that gave the Saints a 14-13 lead. James had 123 yards and three touchdowns on the ground for the Vikings. Will Davis carried 25 times for 175 yards and a 5-yard touchdown that gave the Vikings a 32-28 lead ending the third quarter. — Nate Hawkins last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL County Council has approved its 2015 budget after a marathon day of talks in Lifford.Only Cllr Desmond Shiels opposed the proposal on how to spend €131 Million next year.The agreement meant there was no repeat of the scenes earlier this year when a last ditch attempt to block the budget by Fianna Fail and Sinn Fein – in protest at water charges – was stopped by independent councillor John Campbell switching to the Fine Gael/Labour camp. The council will have €17 million less to spend next year than it had in 2014.Fianna Fail councillor and party leader in the county Ciaran Brogan welcomed the 31 votes to one in favour of the budget spend.“There is unity among the parties and the parties are working now together for the good of Donegal and this what people want,” he said.“We are however short of funding and I hope we can put together a cross-party group to raise it with minister Alan Kelly.” Fine Gael’s Cllr John Ryan said he agreed with that idea and welcomed the cross-party agreement.Among the proposals are some incentives and schemes to encourage existing and new businesses.“We are in a position where the business community could benefit in the next year,” he said.Sinn Fein’s whip Cllr Mick Quinn said he hoped the council would benefit from capital funds and an overdraft facility.He said parties working together had committed to do their best for Donegal. DONEGAL COUNTY COUNCILLORS APPROVE BUDGET was last modified: November 19th, 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:budgetcouncildonegallast_img read more

Ex-49ers linebacker Reuben Foster sees domestic violence charges dropped

first_imgThis story has been updated.For the second time in less than a year, former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster has seen domestic violence charges against him dropped, according to authorities and court records.Foster was scheduled for arraignment Thursday in connection with his Nov. 24 arrest at the 49ers team hotel in Tampa, but the hearing was canceled after the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office requested the charges be dismissed in a court filing dated Wednesday.“We …last_img read more

Budget 2015: in numbers

first_imgFinance minister Nhlanhla Nene’s budget speech has received mixed reactions. While income tax is being raised for the first time in 20 years, small to medium sized businesses set to benefit by the doubling of the turnover tax threshold. This summary of the budget shows how Nene’s changes will affect your pocket.For more on the 2015 Budget, read:South Africa’s Budget 2015: the full textWatch: South Africa’s 2015 BudgetNene walks a tightropeClick to view larger imagelast_img

Reflections of 9/11

first_imgOur work in the Military Families Learning Network is to link extension and research to the work of military families services professionals–the ones in the military and in government and non-government agencies who are called upon to help military families.Brent Elrod, of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture and United States Department of Agriculture, sent us, in the Extension-Military Partnership, the following email to reflect on 9/11 and remind us of why there is an Extension-Military partnership and why we are developing a Military Families Learning Network.He challenges us to continue our personal, professional, and collective commitments to help strengthen and support individuals, families, and communities, particularly those in the military.Reflections of 9/11 (email sent September 9, 2011)With the tenth anniversary of 9/11 upon us, our thoughts return to the events of the day: where we were, who we were with, and the range of emotions we felt.The magnitude of the loss, the vulnerability, and the search for meaning were immediate, collective – and continue to reverberate to this day.Glued to our tvs, tears running down our faces, we sought comfort in the knowledge our loved ones were safe. We exchanged greetings with strangers, and noticed the absence of planes in the sky.I recall renewing my vow to return to Washington, D.C. that day. A personal pledge to do what I could – on a grander scale – to demonstrate that  good ultimately trumps evil.I know that others – I expect many of you – made personal promises of your own.We pause to honor those who lost their lives (or had lives altered) in the terror attacks, at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Shanksville, as well as those who have sacrificed to protect the homeland since.We recommit to strengthen and support individuals, families, and communities through our research, extension and academic programs. Our efforts help ensure that 9/11’s lasting legacy includes the very clear message that hope will not – cannot – be denied.V/r,Brent ElrodActing Division Director – Family and Consumer SciencesNational Program Leader – Military and Veteran’s ProgramsDivision of Family and Consumer SciencesStrengthening Families, Farms, Communities and the EconomyNational Institute of Food and AgricultureUnited States Department of Agriculturewww.nifa.usda.gov/militarylast_img read more

Get the Most out of Your Online Advertising Budget

first_imgOnline ads and reels are essential in the indie production world. Make sure you’re spending your ad budgets wisely.Cover image via Shutterstock. In 2017, promoting your video content is dramatically different than it was only two years ago. Vimeo and YouTube are still the undisputed best platforms for showcasing your work. Vimeo Pro allows you to feature a 4k embedded video clip on your website without any kind of tag or watermark. YouTube has the greatest reach, integrated social features, and a very large community — and you can monetize original content.Both websites embed seamlessly with social media giant Facebook, which has become a revolutionary advertising tool. If you run a wedding videography business, for example, I would go as far as to say that a well-implemented sponsored Facebook post and an ad in the local newspaper is sufficient coverage for your immediate business area.However, when it comes to promoting your wedding videography showreel, or any video content on Facebook, you want to consider uploading your videos directly to Facebook instead of sharing them from YouTube. Why? Your audience will likely miss the post if you don’t.Image via Shutterstock.The Rise of Facebook In 2016, Facebook became a worthy adversary to YouTube. Facebook generates up to 8 billion video views a day, a figure that has grown by 75% since 2015. Facebook counts a view after three seconds, in comparison with YouTube, which counts a view after 30 seconds of playtime. On desktop browsers, videos play automatically by default.Facebook, naturally, will do everything they can to compete with YouTube, which, in turn, may cost you money if you’re spending a portion of your ad budget on sponsoring your YouTube video on Facebook.In late 2014, reports started to surface about a change in Facebook’s algorithm regarding how posts appear. If a user has hundreds of friends and follows many celebrities and multimedia pages, there’s only so much their feed is going to show. As a result, Facebook uses several algorithms to determine what information to show you. For example, posts from a page that you visit often will appear more frequently on your feed than a page you don’t interact with often. The same goes for your friends.Image via Shutterstock.So, what does this have to do with running a Facebook page for your production company? Well, Facebook also wants to keep people on the site as a long as possible because that translates into more ad impressions, which generates revenue. As such, Facebook will favor page posts that keep your audience on the site. A post with a status update or picture will appear more frequently than a post with an external link that will take your audience away from Facebook.More recently, this has translated into video posts. While Facebook isn’t going to kill YouTube videos, they will make sure a video uploaded directly to Facebook appears more prominently than a linked YouTube video. This is how you can begin putting your ad money to better use.Keeping Up AppearancesBack in 2011, YouTube videos would appear in a feed like this.Come 2017, YouTube videos now look like this.The dimension of the video preview became a lot smaller; it’s also square rather than 16:9, which doesn’t necessarily indicate that it’s a video. Further, the YouTube icon is long gone. In fact, text sourced from the YouTube description fills most of the space. Whether your audience is browsing on their phone, a tablet, or a desktop, the YouTube link appears smaller than any other shared content, and if you’ve just dedicated $300 to promote your latest reel, well, it might be wasted money.To expand your reach, and put your budget to better use, you should begin uploading your videos to Facebook directly. This is what a Facebook video looks like.As you can see, it appears more prominently across the display for all devices. As a result, you’re going to see a lot more plays. The preview of a Facebook video is relatively the same size as the preview of a picture, if not larger. Since videos have a 135% greater reach than photographs, you’re going to get a lot more coverage by uploading a video instead of sharing a YouTube link, even if you don’t boost the post.However, what if your company relies on YouTube, and Facebook is just your secondary platform? Well, many creators have worked Facebook’s video algorithm to their favor. Take Philip DeFranco, for example.DeFranco is an incredibly successful YouTuber who has built several companies off the success of his news channel — Discovery has acquired most of them. DeFranco uploads small segments of his daily news broadcast to his Facebook page, and if people want to watch the rest, they go over to YouTube.Many creators will also include the link in the comments or the description. It’s interesting to note that Facebook has recently removed the ability for pages and users to include a “watch more” button, which would direct viewers to an external site. Many who make a living using YouTube used this feature widely.Going ForwardThis isn’t to say you should only upload your content to Facebook and forego YouTube. However, if you are sharing video content on Facebook specifically to increase your consumer base or to promote yourself as a freelance filmmaker, you really want to upload that material directly to Facebook to maximize your reach. Of course, make sure you upload your reel to all of the other video sharing platforms, too. You never know who will stumble upon it.Which platforms do you use to showcase your reel? Let us know in the comments.last_img read more