THE build-up to the Championship is already tense – and exciting. And the children of Stramore National School in leafy Glendowan have put together a brilliant song….all for a good cause.The county will be awash with green and gold on Friday the 24th of May as schools and businesses from tip to toe of the county are asked to don their Donegal jersey for a day in support of the 2013 Donegal GAA Senior Football Team Training Fund.Schools, companies, colleges, clubs and organisations are invited to join in on this county-wide event to add a splash of colour and fun to raising much needed funds for the sporting season ahead.Participants are asked to donate €2 to take part in what will be a great day enjoyed by all ages. “Donning your Donegal jersey for the day will be a great show of community support for Jim and the boys as they prepare for the Championship season ahead”, says County Chairman Sean Dunnion.“All donations made to the training fund will be greatly appreciated. So we invite you to ditch your shirt and tie for a day and share your true county colours with your fellow classmates, colleagues, family and friends”Alternatively if Friday May 24th does not suit, we ask organisations to host a ‘Wear Your County Colours Day’ at a more convenient date before the end of the month.For more information please contact Grace Boyle on 0868032954Now click to Play Stramore’s special video (no sign of teacher Frank McGlynn singing there!) DDTV: STRAMORE NATIONAL SCHOOL LAUNCH DONEGAL JERSEY DAY was last modified: May 2nd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV: STRAMORE NATIONAL SCHOOL LAUNCH DONEGAL JERSEY DAY
One of Donegal’s best-known county councillors has signalled his intentions to stand down.Noreen McGarvey was selected to go forward to convention tonight.Cllr David Alcorn from Burtonport revealed tonight that he will not stand for election in May.An emotional Cllr Alcorn revealed his decision at tonight’s Fianna Fail Cumann meeting in Burtonport. He has been a county councillor since being elected in 1999.He will be replaced at convention by Noreen McGarvey from Meenmore, Dungloe.Ms McGarvey works as a secretary at MEP Pat The Cope Gallagher’s office.But Ms McGarvey may not have things all her own way despite being selected to replace Cllr Alcorn at convention. There are strong indications that former Senator Enda Bonner is considering standing at convention when it happens on March 8th next. END OF A POLITICAL ERA AS LEADING COUNCILLOR SAYS HE’S STANDING DOWN was last modified: February 4th, 2014 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:burtonportconventioncounty councilDavid Alcorndonegalfianna failNOREEN MCGARVEY
Tags: French Ligue OneGerman BundesligaItalian Serie ASpanish La Ligatop Comments Juve have won the Serie A with 5 games to spare (Agency Photos)Juventus are the 2018/19 Italian Serie A champions. Not that it was unexpected, they did it this past weekend following a 2-1 home win over Fiorentina on Saturday afternoon.The Old Lady trailed as early as the 6th minute as Nikola Milenkovic put the visitors ahead. Alex Sandro restored parity for Juve with 8 minutes to the break before a German Pezzella own goal handed Maximiliano Allegri’s side victory.Victory saw Juventus move onto 87 points, 20 ahead of Napoli who host Atalanta on Monday, with just 5 games to play.In the race for the two other Champions League spots (3rd and 4th), Inter Milan (3rd) drew 1-1 with Roma (5th), AC Milan (4th) also saw a similar result away to Parma, Torino (7th) were 1-0 winners at Genoa while Lazio (8th) lost 2-1 at home to relegated Chievo. With only five games to play, only four points separate Milan in 4th with Lazio in 8th.Elsewhere, there were also victories for Cagliari, SPAL and Bologna this past weekend. Cagliari beat Frosinone 1-0, SPAL were 4-2 winners away to Empoli while Bologna took care of Sampdoria 3-0.In the French Ligue One, PSG were also crowned this season’s champions after seeing off Monaco 3-1 at the Parc de Princes on Sunday night.On a night that saw Naymer Jr return from a lengthy layoff, it was Kylian Mbappe who grabbed the headlines once again, scoring all three of PSG’s goals. Monaco’s Russian import Alexander Golovin scored their consolation goal late on in the game.Mbappe scored a hattrick on Sunday night.After second-placed Lille were held to a 0-0 draw away to Toulouse, PSG move 19 points clear of Christophe Galtier’s side with only five games to play in the season.In the race for the remaining Champions League spot, all of Lyon (3rd), Saint Etienne (4th), Marseille (5th) and Montpellier (6th) triumphed in their respective fixtures. Lyon beat Angers 1-0, Etienne defeated Reims 2-0, Marseille were 3-1 winners at Guingamp while Montpellier powered past Strasbourg 3-1.Elsewhere, Nimes, Nantes, Dijon and Caen were also victorious in their respective weekend’s fixtures.Nimes beat Bordeaux 2-1, Nantes were 3-2 winners at home to Amiens, Dijon took care of Rennes 3-2 while Caen ran out 1-0 winners away to Nice.In the Spanish La Liga, Barcelona maintained their 9 points lead at the top of the standings, defeating Real Sociedad 2-1 at the Camp Nou.Defenders Clement Lenglet and Jodi Alba scored Barcelona’s goals in between a Juanami equalizer.Alba (right) scored one of Barca’s two goals last Saturday.Barcelona now move onto 77 points, 9 ahead of Atletico Madrid with just five more games to play in the season.For Atletico, they were also winners this past weekend, scrapping to a 1-0 win away to Eibar on Saturday.Atletico who now have 68 points, had Thomas Lamer to thank for scoring the winner, five minutes from time.In Madrid, Real returned to winning ways, brushing aside Athletic Bilbao 3-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu. After a goalless first half, it was Karim Benzema who once again poped up with the goods, scoring three time in the second and in process, hand Real their 20th victory of the season.Zinedin Zidane’s side (64) remain only four points behind second-placed Atletico on the log.In the race for the one remaining Champions League spot, Getafe (4th) defeated Sevilla (6th) 3-0 on Sunday while Valencia (5th) ran out 2-1 victors away to Real Betis on the same day, Getafe now have 54 points while both Valencia and Sevilla are on 52.Elsewhere, only Villarreal and Celta Vigo were the other winners this past weekend. Villarreal defeated Leganes 2-1 on Sunday while Celta were 2-1 winners at home to Girona the day before.In the German Bundesliga, the top two of Bayern and Dortmund all registered victories this past weekend.Bayern required a Niklas Sula deflected strike to scrap to a 1-0 win at home to Werder Bremen while Marco Rues, Mario Gotze, Jardon Sancho and Paco Alcacer were all on target as Dortmund beat Freiburg 4-0 away from home.Bayern remain top of the standings with 70 points, one ahead of Dortmund with just 4 games to play.Bayern are still top of the Bundesliga.In the battle for the two other remaining Champions League spots, Leipzig (3rd) defeated Gladbach (5th) 2-1 at the Borussia Park, Hoffenheim (6th) were 5-2 winners away to Schalke while Leverkusen (7th) overcame Nuremburg 2-0 at the Bayer Arena.Eintracht Frankfurt who are in 4th take on Wolfsburg away from home on Monday night.Elsewhere, Mainz retained their Bundesliga status thanks to a 3-1 win at home to Dusseldorf while Augsburg thrashed Stuttgart 6-0.All Serie A Results:-Parma 1-1 AC Milan-Lazio 1-2 Chievo-Cagliari 1-0 Frosinone-Bologna 3-0 Sampdoria-Udinese 1-1 Sassuolo-Empoli 2-4 SPAL-Genoa 0-1 Torino-Juventus 2-1 Fiorentina-Inter Milan 1-1 Lazio*Napoli vs AtalantaAll French Ligue One Results:-Dijon 3-2 Rennes-Lyon 2-1 Angers-Guingamp 1-3 Marseille-Nice 0-1 Caen-Nimes 2-1 Bordueax-Strasbourg 1-3 Montpellier-Nantes 3-2 Amiens-Toulouse 0-0 Lille-Reims 0-2 Saint Etienne-PSG 3-1 MonacoAll La Liga Results:-Deportivo Alaves 2-2 Real Valladolid-Celta Vigo 2-1 Girona-Eibar 0-1 Atletico-Rayo Vallecano 0-0 Huesca-Barcelona 2-1 Real Sociedad-Levante 2-2 Espanyol-Getafe 3-0 Sevilla-Real Madrid 3-0 Atletic Bilbao-Betis 1-2 Valencia-Villarreal 2-1 LeganesAll Bundesliga Results:-Bayern 1-0 Bremen-Leverkusen 2-0 Nuremburg-Augsburg 6-0 Stuttgart-Mainz 3-1 Dusseldorf-Gladbach 1-2 Leipzig-Schalke 2-5 Hoffenheim-Freiburg 0-4 Dortmund-Hertha Berlin 0-0 Hannover*Wolfsburg vs Frankfurt
Join us for live news and analysis Monday at 7:30 p.m. as the Warriors take to the road to face their new-look rival Clippers in Los Angeles.For the first time in 10 years, the Clippers (7-5) don’t have DeAndre Jordan, Chris Paul or Blake Griffin on their roster when they’ve faced Golden State.The Warriors (11-2) were no doubt impressed by the Clippers’ 128-126 overtime victory over the Bucks, who routed the Warriors a week ago. Lou Williams’ driving layup with 0.3 seconds left gave …
Aaron Mokoena goes through his pacesin training.(Images: The Aaron Mokoena Foundation) Aaron and the Bafana squad in training.MEDIA CONTACTS • Margeret BlanksonThe Aaron Mokoena Foundation+44 208 150 6679• Morio SanyaneSafa communications director+27 82 990 0835RELATED ARTICLES• Bafana final squad announced• Centre for SA’s future football stars• A brief history of Bafana Bafana• Glitzy Captain’s dinner planned• Grassroots football alive and kickingRay MaotaAaron Mokoena, the captain of South Africa’s national football team, Bafana Bafana and UK Premier League club Portsmouth, will receive the Freedom of the City of London on 10 November 2010.The award, which will be presented to Mokoena at a ceremony in the Chamberlain’s Court at Guildhall in London, acknowledges his contribution to the sport and charity, through the Aaron Mokoena Foundation.It is one of the highest honours given to an individual in the City of London.“This is a great honour for me and it’s one of my biggest achievements, one I will cherish for the rest of my life,” Mokoena said.Andrew Parmley, chairperson of the Board of Governors for both the London School for Girls and the Guildhall School of Music, nominated Mokoena after he met the South Africa skipper during President Jacob Zuma’s state visit to the UK earlier this year.“I was impressed by what Aaron has achieved in his football career as captain of South Africa and Portsmouth FC, and by his determination to ensure young people in South Africa have access to sport and education opportunities through his charitable foundation,” said Parmley in a statement.Praise for ‘Mbazo’Mokoena, whose crunching tackles have earned him the nickname Mbazo, which is isiZulu for axe, has also impressed his Bafana Bafana coach Pitso Mosimane. “I am proud of his achievements. He has been a great servant of the national team and a wonderful ambassador for South African football abroad. In my view no one is more deserving of the honour,” Mosimane said.“This honour does not come as a surprise to me. He is a special player and a special person and we just hope this will serve as an inspiration to many players out there that whatever you set your mind to, you can make it,” added Mosimane.CEO of the South African Football Association Leslie Sedibe said the association was happy to see one of its players making a meaningful contribution to ordinary lives.“It’s good for Mbazo and we congratulate him in advance for getting the freedom of London,” said Sedibe.David Lampitt, Portsmouth’s CEO, described Mokoena as a great role model for all young people and all Portsmouth fans.“The club has been fully supportive of the work Aaron is undertaking in South Africa through his foundation, and congratulates him on this wonderful accolade,” Lampitt said.Kaizer Motaung, owner of South Africa’s Kaizer Chiefs Football Club, told the Sowetan newspaper that it was good for Mokoena to follow in the footsteps of the likes of Doctor Steve “Kalamazoo” Mokone.Mokone is well-known for representing South African football talent abroad during the apartheid years.“Aaron Mokoena’s achievement has therefore crowned a successful career in the tough English football fraternity, and is worthy of receiving our full respect. I just hope other youngsters will emulate such heroic feats that demonstrate the quality of our exports, which have raised the standard of our football abroad,” said Motaung.Career Mokoena is the youngest capped player in South African football history, having been first selected for the national team at age 17. Since then, he’s played for Bafana Bafana 104 times. Mokoena led the squad during the 2010 Fifa World Cup, the first tournament of its kind to be held on African soil.In addition to Bafana and Portsmouth, Mbazo, now aged 29, has played for a number of other prominent clubs, including Ajax Amsterdam, KRC Genk, and Blackburn Rovers.Making a differenceThe Aaron Mokoena Foundation was launched “… with the aspiration of making a real sustainable difference to young people in South Africa using the power of football,” according to the charity.It was launched as a non-profit organisation in South Africa in 2009.The foundation focuses on improving education, health and life opportunities for underprivileged young South Africans. It does this through a coaching programme and campaigns in targeted communities and schools.Through the foundation, Makoena is also hoping to establish a football academy in Gauteng province.History of awardAccording to the City of London, the first Freedom of the City was presented in 1237 and is one of the oldest traditional ceremonies still practised today. Other notable recipients of the award include Nelson Mandela, Princess Diana, Luciano Pavarotti, Florence Nightingale and Winston Churchill.
You’ll find a few more great new events this week on the ReadWriteWeb events guide. You can download the entire event calendar in iCal format or import it into your Google Calendar. You can also import individual events using the link beside each entry. This events guide is a weekly feature here on ReadWriteWeb. We publish it every weekend, as good a time as any to review your conference plans.Know of an event taking place that should appear here? Let us know in the comments below or contact us.22 October 2009: London, EnglandCloud Computing World ForumThe Cloud Computing World Forum is the perfect event for professionals to learn and discuss the future development and integration of cloud services. This one-day conference will provide a focused platform for the global cloud computing industry.The Cloud Computing World Forum is the place to meet all the key decision makers from all of the cloud service providers in one place. Show highlights include:Hear from leading case studies on how to integrate cloud computing into working practices,Learn from the key players offering services in the cloud,Benefit from pre-show online meeting planner,Evening networking reception. 18 – 19 November 2009: San FranciscoGreenBeat 2009VentureBeat, the leading innovation-focused business blog, will host the seminal conference on The Smart Grid, November 18-19 in San Francisco. GreenBeat 2009 brings together the nation’s 500 leading entrepreneurs, investors, utility and technology executives, policymakers and press to affect accelerated development of a leaner, more efficient electrical grid. With participation by Al Gore, former Vice President and Nobel Prize Winner; John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins; and industry leaders, including from Cisco, Tendril, PG&E, expect lively discussion and power networking. The program will highlight new technologies and explore the opportunities afforded by the stimulus package. For more, visit www.greenbeat2009.com.ReadWriteWeb readers, save 20% on regular price tickets with discount code GREENRWW09 here.19 November 2009: Mountain View, CaliforniaUnder the RadarFeaturing the most cutting-edge mobile startups from around the globe, Under the Radar will get you dialed in to what the 2010 mobile innovation marketplace will look like. It’s a must-attend event for dealmakers from global carriers, brands, media companies, and handset manufacturers responsible for helping their companies leverage new mobile technology and innovation in the fast-evolving digital landscape.Save $200: book by 2 October 2009, and get the early-bird rate.1 – 3 December 2009: London, EnglandOnline Information & IMS 2009Online Information and IMS together create the largest event dedicated to the information industry. Consisting of an exhibition delivering over 9,000 visitors from 70 countries, a conference and a show-floor seminar program, the event provides an annual meeting place for the global information industry.Online Information is once again set to play host to thousands of information professionals, information end-users and publishers from around the globe, meeting suppliers of online content, e-publishing, and library management solutions. IMS provides a forum for IT, business, and information management professionals to find unlimited, relevant advice, educational content and compare solutions under one roof. Attend IMS and meet suppliers of content management, search solutions, and Web 2.0 technologies.1 – 3 December 2009: Boston, MassachusettsGilbane Conference BostonJoin us at the sixth annual “Gilbane Conference Boston: Content, Collaboration and Customers.”Your content is your business, and you need to make your Web content part of an integrated platform forcustomers. You need to know solutions and technologies that are ready to be implemented today. Gilbane Conference Boston is built around the four major areas of how enterprises use Web and content technologies:Web business and engagement;Managing collaboration and social media: internal and external;Enterprise content: searching, integrating and publishing;Content infrastructure.Visit www.gilbaneboston.com for conference details. ReadWriteWeb readers, use the discount code “GILBANE” to save an additional $200. Register today!1 – 3 December 2009: San FranciscoSupernova A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 4 – 5 November 2009: Raleigh, North CarolinaInternet Summit 2009Internet Summit ’09 will feature over 75 speakers, including representatives of major Internet brands such as Twitter, Pandora, Google, Salesforce.com, Digg, Technorati, CBS Interactive, Huffington Post, Blogger, Tree.com, and many more.Topics will include social media, blogging, real time, mobile, video, search, online advertising, e-commerce, analytics, the cloud, and more.Join over 1200 entrepreneurs, senior marketers, and executives in the conversation about the future of the industry and how to capitalize on the shifting dynamics of the Internet and tap into its unlimited business potential.5 – 6 November 2009: SydneyMedia140 Sydney: Future of Journalism in the Social Media ageNews broadcasting is evolving. Citizen journalists are coming to the fore, saving lives by tracking brush fires and changing the course of history at elections.Media140 Sydney addresses the changing face of journalism. Partnered by ABC, we bring together Australia’s leading lights in journalism, broadcasting, blogging and citizen journalism. Are Twitter and the real-time Web truly shaking up traditional media?Tickets from $165. Register at www.media140.com/sydney using promo code “readwrite” for a 20% discount.6 – 8 November 2009: Savannah, GeorgiaGeekend 2009Geekend 2009 is an interactive conference that brings together geeks from all walks of life for three days of cutting edge speakers, expert panels, afterparties, networking and mash-up opportunities. Speaker highlights include Major Nelson of Xbox Live, renowned designer David Carson, Eric Snowden of Atlantic Records, Joey Hasty of Disney, and Matias Corea of Behance, among many others. Get your geek on and enter “RWW” for $30 off the full price weekend badge. 15 – 16 March 2010: London, England2nd Annual Social Networking World Forum — LondonThe 2nd Annual Social Networking World Forum takes place at the Olympia Conference Centre in London. The two-day event features four dedicated conference streams: Related Posts Social Networking World ForumEnterprise social mediaSocial TV World ForumMobile Social Networking ForumThe event features key speakers from global brands, organizations, social networking publishers and developers, pioneering social media leaders, top agencies, content producers, and more.Full workshop program within exhibition areaEvening networking receptionPre-show online meeting planner for delegatesFree pass for exhibition only 23 October 2009: Durham, North CarolinaThe Social Media Business ForumThe Social Media Business Forum will feature national and local speakers from marketing companies, technology companies, and social networks discussing ways in which business communications have changed because of social media. Sessions will look at internal and external communications methods for both B2B and B2C companies and provide actionable takeaway items for attendees to immediately implement in their businesses. The forum targets business owners, executives, business communicators, key organizational stake holders, and anyone interested in gaining practical knowledge about social media.Early bird registration is $125 until September 18, and $250 thereafter.26 October 2009: LondonMedia140 LondonThe need for brand transparency is here. Engage your consumers and share best practices and case studies of social media engagement at Media140. With award-winning speakers from AKQA, Unilever, easyJet, BBH Labs and Innocent Drinks, we explore together what works and how to do it in this burgeoning sector of marketing strategy.The real-time Web is revolutionizing communication with consumers. By pushing products and services as soon as they become available to market and monitoring direct instant feedback on your promotions you can become head of the game.Social media tools like Twitter, Flickr and Facebook are disrupting and changing traditional media and advertising. Media140 strives to understand and progress the potential of disruptive real-time social media. Share with us at [email protected] or @media140.Go to www.media140.com/brands and use discount code “readwrite” for a £95 ticket.27 October 2009: San FranciscoFailConFailCon is the first of its kind and will be one of the most relevent events ever designed for entrepreneurs and startups! We’re bringing major founders and investors in the online world to talk about mistakes they’ve made, failures they’ve experienced, what they learned and how they recovered. Topics will include founding team communication, design mishaps, investment mistakes, how not to build a viral app and much more! These talks will leave you inspired and excited to be an entrepreneur today and get you prepared for what lies ahead. More information is at snapsummit.com, and get 15% off your ticket by clicking here. Tags:#Events Guide#web 11 – 12 November 2009: Denver, ColoradoDefrag 2009 ConferenceAs online data is growing and fragmenting at an exponential pace, individuals, groups and organizations are struggling to discover, assemble, organize, act on and gather feedback from that data. In the largest sense, we’re all looking to augment the pace at which we achieve insights on raw data — to accelerate the “A-ha” moment.Defrag explores the intersection of topics like:Business intelligenceBusiness process managementSocial computing and analyticsNext-level discoveryEnterprise 2.0Next-gen emailThe semantic Web The Supernova Conference is the thought-leadership forum for the network age. It brings together over 500 business, government and technology influencers to understand how decentralization and pervasive connectivity are changing our world. It’s the only conference to focus on how networks have become the main instruments of change from both business and social perspectives.An ever-evolving network itself, the conference has become the place for highly interactive and spirited debates, making significant business connections and revelations on new innovation.ReadWriteWeb readers get a discount of $700 off the regular price when registering by 16 October 2009. Use code “RRW09”. After October 16th, the discount changes to $200 off the regular price. Register here.7 December 2009: San FranciscoSF MusicTech SummitThe SF MusicTech Summit brings together 600+ visionaries in the music/technology space, along with the best and brightest developers, entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, journalists, musicians and organizations who work with them at the convergence of culture and commerce. We meet to discuss the evolving music/business/technology eco-system in a proactive environment, highly conducive to deal making. Register with a great ReadWriteWeb 15% discount. 28 – 30 October 2009: AmsterdameComm FallThe Emerging Communications Conference & Awards is the world’s leading-edge event, spanning telecom, mobile and Internet-based communications. It’s designed to showcase and accelerate both technology and business model innovation.There is not a migratory way for telecom operators and media outlets to the future; emergent social practice is increasingly clashing with their very structure and desires. This means unprecedented opportunity for those ahead of the curve. The emerging transformations require big thoughts and big bets. eComm the venue for those thoughts and bets to be shared and heard.ReadWriteWeb readers save 10% off general admission by using the discount code “READWRITEWEB.”29 – 30 October 2009: San Francisco, CaliforniaVirtual Goods SummitThe virtual goods market has exploded as developers and publishers dive into this new opportunity. The third annual Virtual Goods Summit in October 2009 will bring together thought leaders in this space from Asia, Europe, and the US to talk about what’s changed and what’s working and the key challenges facing the industry. If you’re active in virtual goods — or thinking of jumping in — the Virtual Goods Summit is a must-attend event.New for 2009 is VGS University, a half-day seminar designed to provide a comprehensive overview of how to succeed with virtual goods. Hear from experts on topics such as why virtual goods are effective and the ins and outs of managing a virtual economy. Whether you’re new to virtual goods or seeking insights and lessons from the leaders, we encourage you to join us for the day and learn from some of our industry’s leading-edge thinkers.ReadWriteWeb readers save 15% off general admission by registering here using the discount code “READWRITEWEB.”2 – 5 November 2009: San FranciscoEnterprise 2.0 ConferenceThe Enterprise 2.0 Conference is the largest gathering for people ready to connect teams and harness collective intelligence with social tools and 2.0 technologies. Enterprise 2.0 includes visionary keynotes, informative sessions, case studies and an Expo Pavilion featuring the latest technologies. Register today and save 20% (code: CNGXES07) or get a free Pavilion Pass (code: CNGXES01). Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Download this entire events calendar in iCal format. 7 – 11 December 2009: Chicago, IllinoisSearch Engine Strategies 2009From social media to local search to video SEO, Search Engine Strategies Chicago puts you in front of the experts who will help you sort which technologies and channel will take you to the next level and which are just hype.Search Engine Strategies is the pioneer of educational conference series in search engine marketing. It’s the venue where the industry visionaries and thought leaders gather each year to discuss the newest trends, share insights and present the strategic action plans you need to grow your business. Sessions include:SEO Through Blogs and FeedsDuplicate Content and Multiple Site IssuesWhat’s the Link Between Search and Social?Online PR: Where to Next?Search AnalyticsSee more at www.SearchEngineStrategies.com/chicago. ReadWriteWeb readers receive a 15% discount when registering here using RWW15 code.27 – 28 January 2010: Amsterdam, The NetherlandsEnterprise Social 2.0: Rip or ROI?This senior executive event will bring together decision makers from the Top Fortune companies to discuss innovative strategies on how to maximise business performance through social media engagement. The event will include keynote speeches, best-practice presentations as well as interactive discussion sessions.The summit will provide excellent opportunities for you to hear international experts discuss best practices on how to drive business performance using Web 2.0 and social media. Key issues to be discussed include:How to integrate social media programs successfully into business strategies?Building business momentum, visibility and market growth through social mediaMeasuring success and influence using metrics and analytics: what are the tools and techniquesIntegrating viral marketing and social media into traditional marketing mixDeveloping and activating audiences using social media channels such as Twitter, Facebook, blogs Joint exhibition combining social networking and enterprise social media formatsPre-show online meeting planner for delegatesDiscount for early booking (expires September 25th)Free pass for exhibition only Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 9 – 10 November 2009: Santa Clara, CaliforniaSocial Networking World Forum — CaliforniaThis event taking place at the Santa Clara Convention Center actually consists of three conferences: two days dedicated to social networking, one day dedicated to enterprise social media, and one day dedicated to social TV. 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Create a smooth sliding intro in this After Effects video tutorial.In this exciting video tutorial you’ll learn how to create a sliding intro that utilizes shapes and alpha mattes. Here’s what the final product will look like:This look is fairly easy to create…it just takes a little time. After Effects fundamentals covered include:Importing Adobe Illustrator EPS FilesTiming Animations to SoundUsing the Graph Editor to Create Smooth AnimationsUsing Alpha Mattes to Reveal LayersIn the tutorial we’ll explain how to use the graph editor to smooth out animations. If you want to give your animations a more realistic feeling I strongly recommend using the graph editor. If you don’t feel like smoothing out your animations by hand there are a few tools you can use like Ease and Wizz and Motion by Mt. Mograph.Have any tips for creating a sliding intro? Share in the comments below.
Mike Gundy was asked about what bowl practices would mean for this team and he said he’s not concerned about it as much as he is winning another game.Whoever it was that asked the question kept pressing, though, saying “you guys look like you could use a few weeks of practice.”Gundy almost went full Gundy saying “are you answering my question or do you want me to answer it?”The exchange starts at 1:55.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!
zoomImage Courtesy: DP World Dubai-based container port operator DP World handled 71.4 million TEUs across its global portfolio of container terminals in the full year of 2018, with gross container volumes growing by 1.9% year-on-year on a reported basis and 2.9% on a like-for-like basis.The company’s Asia Pacific & Indian Subcontinent terminals saw a container throughput of 32.9 million TEUs last year, a rise of 3.2% YOY on a like-for-like basis.In addition, terminals in Europe, the Middle East and Africa handled 29.5 million TEUs, and terminals in America and Australia recorded 9 million TEU, up by 3.1% and 0.9%, respectively.The UAE handled 15 million TEU in 2018, down 2.7% year-on-year.At a consolidated level, DP World’s terminals handled 36.8 million TEU in 2018, a 0.8% improvement in performance on a reported basis and up 1.4% year-on-year on a like-for-like basis.“We are pleased to see that our global portfolio has delivered growth on top of our strong prior year performance and despite the uncertainty with global trade,” Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented.“Our Europe and Americas portfolio saw strong growth with continued ramp-up in London Gateway (UK), Yarimca (Turkey) and Prince Rupert (Canada), while performance in Africa remains robust driven by Dakar (Senegal) and Sokhna (Egypt). In the UAE, the softer volumes were due to the loss of low-margin throughput, where we remain focused on high margin cargo and maintaining profitability.”“In 2018, we have made good progress in strengthening our product offering which will enable us to participate in a wider part of the supply chain and offer smarter long-term solutions to cargo owners. Looking ahead to 2019, we expect our portfolio to continue to deliver growth and our focus remains on delivering operational excellence, managing costs and disciplined investment to remain the trade partner of choice. Given the steady volume performance of our portfolio, we are well placed to meet full year 2018 market expectations,” he concluded.Related:DP World Buys Additional Stake in DP World AustraliaDP World Inks Acquisition Deal for Chilean Port Operator