The junior men were competing over 135.5km, or eight laps of a flat and fast circuit in the Middle Eastern city. At the mid-section of the race Xeno Young attacked the bunch, but once he was brought back he got caught up in a crash in the bunch, and Junior Team Manager Martin O’Loughlin described an unfortunate scenario for the young Irish cyclists; “Xeno had a pop off the front and just as he drifted to the back after getting caught a guy in front of him came down, Ronan [Tuomey] was back there too, and they both came down. I think the luck of the Irish deserted us today. The heat probably contributed to a lot of the crashes today, but it was the busiest day for the medical centre here.” Once Tuomey and Young were out of the race Jake Gray was the sole Irish rider on the course. The second year junior was well positioned in the main group coming into the final kilometre, but once again fell victim to a crash in the bunch. O’Loughlin was disappointed for Gray saying; “Jake was just getting in for the gallop when he crashed. ‘Twas disappointing for him, he’s had a great junior and youth career, but it was a pity for him ending his junior career on the deck. That’s bike racing, though, it’s the biggest stage in the world and to end up on the floor isn’t part of the plan. Next year he will ride for VC Toucy, the team that Mark Downey was on this year, so he has a big career ahead.”With Young and Tuomey still first year juniors, both are already back in school, making preparations for the World Championships a little more complicated; “Two of the three boys are still school boys, but their preparation was top notch with their coaches on what was always going to be a difficult Championships without acclimatisation camps. The guys themselves are very professional with their behaviour here, and they are getting great learning from the likes of Ryan [Mullen], Sam [Bennett] and Nico [Nicolas Roche]. I think Kurt [Bogaerts – Team Manager] summed it up well the last day when he said that the juniors are coming through now like the U23s were a few years ago, they are coming in with the skills and are not overawed by the level, they adjust well and seamlessly into the team. That’s all we can hope for. It is all part of a bigger picture and hopefully these lads will learn from it this today. You have to enjoy the good days and learn from the bad days, and this is all part of the pathway. Now we have to drive for qualification for next year, and get more people to the World Championships in Bergen, that’s the big aim for next year.”The last race for the Irish National Team will be the Elite Men’s Road Race on Sunday morning, with the Irish hopes being placed on sprinter Sam Bennett. Also in action on the 257.5km course will be Ryan Mullen and Matt Brammeier. Racing in Doha at the Road World Championships runs from 10th – 16th October.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Cycling Ireland’s Jake Gray was Ireland’s top finisher in the Junior Men’s Road Race at the UCI 2016 Road World Championships in Doha, Qatar today, finishing 107th on a day where crashes put an end to the hopes of Ireland’s Ronan Tuomey and Xeno Young. Gray rode a strong race, racing in the main peloton, with the winning medals coming from a breakaway group. The gold medal went to Jakob Egholm from Denmark, with Niklas Markl of Germany winning silver and Switzerland’s Reto Muller taking bronze. This is the fifth day of action for the Irish National Team competing at the UCI 2016 Road World Championships in Doha, on a week where Irish riders have performed strongly, in particular Ryan Mullen who finished fifth in the Elite Men’s Time Trial last Wednesday. Crashes Cause Mayhem in Junior Men’s Road Race at Worlds
In Group 3 Maigh Cuilinn beat Mountbellew/Moylough at Pearse Stadium 0-11 to 0-10. Earlier in the Senior Championship: At Tuam Stadium it ended Milltown 1-9 Barna 0-10. Salthill Knocknacarra2-12 St Michael’s 1-6 at Pearse Stadium. In the Intermediate championship:Caltra overcame Williamstown at Tuam Stadium Caltra 1-9 Williamstown 0-10.Earlier Kilconly beat Corofin at Tuam Stadium. Final Score Kilconly 2-11 Corofin 2-5.At Maigh Cuilinn it ended Mícheal Breathnachs 3-6 Oughterard 1-14.Elsewhere it was victory for Kilkerrin/Clonberne 0-15 to Clifden’s 0-8.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email In Group 2 of the Claregalway Hotel County Senior Football Championship, it ended Tuam Stars 2-12 Naomh Anna Leitir Mór 1-11. This evenings’ games due to take place in Kenny Park, Athenry have been called off. Killannin v Caherlistrane and Claregalway v St James’s have been postponed due to the adverse weather conditions.
FRISCO, Texas – Houston Baptist senior forward Shanice Steenholdt has been named Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. Honorable mention this week goes to senior center Porsha Roberts from Stephen F. Austin, sophomore guard Kassie Jones from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and sophomore guard Taylor Dorsey from Sam Houston State. To receive honorable mention, a player must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland women’s basketball sports information directors. Steenholdt led all players Saturday by recording season highs of 27 points and 16 rebounds in the program’s first win over UTEP, 87-77. UTEP reached the WNIT a season ago. Steenholdt recorded her fourth double-double, as she shot 77 percent from the floor. She also registered two blocks and a season-high four assists. This marks the second time the Roswell, N.M. native received player of the week honors as Steenholdt earned the honors after the first week of competition. Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the players of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his or her own player.
Sammy Joe Shuler, 44, from Haywood County will spend at least five years behind bars after pleading guilty to two felonies and admitting habitual felon status. He pleaded guilty to one count of larceny of a motor vehicle and larceny of a firearm in Haywood County Superior Court. According to the prosecution’s presentation of the facts regarding the larceny of a motor vehicle, last year, Shuler stole a car that was parked in a driveway with the keys left in the ignition. The charge for the larceny of a firearm came from an incident earlier this month when Shuler stole a revolver left in a parked ATV. Prosecutors noted they are currently working with law enforcement to recover the firearm. Because Shuler admitted habitual felon status, what would normally be two low-level felonies were elevated in status, and he was given a sentence of 67-93 months in prison.
Adobe AIR, a cross-platform runtime environment developed by Adobe Systems, Inc., is coming to the TV screen, the company announced today at its developer conference Adobe MAX 2010. With the launch of Adobe AIR 2.5, the software, already supported on various smartphone, tablet and desktop platforms, is being extended to televisions with the first AIR-enabled TV shipping in Q1 2011.Samsung will be the first hardware OEM to ship AIR 2.5 in its SmartTV devices, but no exact launch date was given. AIR currently supports smartphone operating systems like Android, Blackberry’s Tablet OS and even iOS, says Adobe. Acer, HTC, Motorola, RIM and Samsung are all expected to ship the AIR runtime pre-installed on number of devices, including both tablets and smartphones. Because Adobe software has had a shaky history on Apple’s mobile operating system, we quizzed the company on how well AIR on iPhone was doing today. In return, Adobe provided a list of several top AIR apps available for the iPhone now, including the following:GamesFruit Smash Organic – http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fruit-smash-organic/id349647830?mt=8Alchemist – http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/alchemist/id348009084?mt=8Gridshock – http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gridshock/id354559751?mt=8Tik Tak Zoo – http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tik-tak-zoo/id354752510?mt=8Space on Air – http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/space-on-air/id354108294?mt=8South Park Avatar Creator – http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/south-park-avatar-creator/id331751052?mt=8Gold Strike – http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/gold-strike/id351456999?mt=8Fickleblox – http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fickleblox/id330996323?mt=8Chroma Circuit – http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chroma-circuit/id331078068?mt=8CleverMedia’s Something Fishy – http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/clevermedias-something-fishy/id355776489?mt=8Non-gamesAdobe Connect Pro – http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id338279127?mt=8Color Picker – http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/color-picker/id355527226?mt=8Tiny Dot Edit – http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tiny-dot-edit/id357461553?mt=8Buro Destruct Designer – http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id357169703?mt=8World Geography Hangman – http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/world-geography-hangman/id353815593?mtAdobe also noted that there are hundreds of AIR for Android available on the Market today, some of which can be seen here on AppBrain, an Android Market search engine and recommendation site. What’s New in AIR 2.5 AIR’s expansion to the TV is notable as this platform is becoming an increasingly important battleground for attracting developer interest, thanks to both Apple TV and Google TV’s plans in this area. However, big screen support was not the only important update for AIR today. The newly refreshed runtime also now includes support for the accelerometer, camera, video, microphone, multi-touch, gestures and geo-location, the latter which will enable developers to build location-based mobile apps using AIR software. Also new is AIR’s ability to display native browser controls within the application for the integration of HTML and .SWF content and SQLite support for databases to be cached and stored within an app. Hardware acceleration is enabled across major partners, reports Adobe, including Intel, nVidia, ST Micro, Trident, Texas Instruments, Qualcomm and more. AvailabilityAdobe AIR 2.5 and its associated SDK (software developer’s kit) will arrive today on Adobe’s website. Android users running the latest version of the Android mobile operating system (2.2, aka “Froyo”) will be able to download the updated version of Adobe AIR directly from the Android Market today. AIR 2.5 for Blackberry’s Tablet OS and Samsung’s SmartTV will arrive next year. Adobe also announced new releases of Flash Platform tools, including the AIR SDK and an update to the open source Flex framework. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Adobe#NYT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… sarah perez Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Real Madrid Time to bench Cristiano? The proof that Ronaldo is no longer undroppable at Madrid Ben Hayward 21:00 1/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(87) Getty Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid v Deportivo La Coruña Deportivo La Coruña Primera División Opinion The Portuguese has had a torrid time in the Primera Division this term, scoring only four goals in the competition so far. Perhaps be needs a break… Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 422 times for Real Madrid and 289 of those goals have come in La Liga. This season, however, the Portuguese has netted only four in the Primera Division and, as a result, Zinedine Zidane’s side are well off the pace.After winning a Liga and Champions League double in 2016-17, Madrid were expected to dominate – especially after they started the current campaign by beating Manchester United and then Barcelona to claim two more trophies in August.Ronaldo’s stunning strike at Camp Nou in the first leg of the Spanish Supercopa looked like evidence that the Portuguese was raring to go again following a difficult summer, which included allegations of tax fraud and the revelation that he had wanted to leave Real. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player However, a red card in Barcelona and a subsequent push on the referee saw the 32-year-old banned for five matches and, despite scoring regularly in the Champions League and then in the Club World Cup on his return, he has consistently struggled to convert in La Liga.Ronaldo has played 14 times for Real in the Primera Division this term, featuring for 1,246 minutes in total, but of his 94 attempts on goal, only just over a third (32) have been on target and only four have ended up in the back of the net.Cristiano’s first of the season in La Liga was a winner from close range against Getafe in mid-October, but even that came after he had fired wide from just a few yards out with the goal at his mercy, a miss that brought plenty of derision from rival fans on social media.His next goal was the winner in a 3-2 victory for Madrid at home to Malaga, the Portuguese slotting home at the second attempt after his penalty had been saved by goalkeeper Roberto Jimenez.The five-time Ballon d’Or winner then netted two more as Real thrashed Sevilla 5-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu in December. One of those was also a spot-kick, meaning he has scored just twice from non-penalty situations in La Liga this season.Fresh speculation over a new contract and reports that he is thinking of leaving Madrid may be on his mind. And whatever it is, the Portuguese is clearly not quite right at the moment.”We know that people can talk and debate outside of the club but we think Cristiano must just think about playing, as he has always done,” Zidane said this week. “And I just want to talk about this, what he can bring to the team, that’s all.”In La Liga, the 32-year-old has also picked up two assists, while he leads the Champions League scoring charts with nine goals in the group stages. Overall, he has netted 16 in his 24 appearances this season, which is still an impressive return.But his struggles in the Primera Division are alarming and a spell out of the side could do him good. On current form, Ronaldo is no longer untouchable at Real Madrid. Maybe not undroppable, either.
When creating your year-end email appeals, remember these six key ingredients:1. An easy to find donation button.Some donors will be ready to give as soon as they open your nonprofit email. Don’t make them hunt for the link to your DonateNow page. Make the donate button big, bold, and above the fold.2. A specific call to action.Vague calls to action like “support us” are more likely to confuse than to motivate. Make sure your calls to action are highly specific and feasible.3. A sense of urgency.A sense of urgency will give your donors that extra nudge they need to take action. As year-end nears, let your supporters know when there are only a few more days left to meet your annual goal.4. Contact information.Linking to an effective contact page that answers how people can contact your nonprofit and why they should want to contact your nonprofit can help donors find the right way to get in touch if they have an important question. It’s also important that you put in an easy way for readers to opt-out of your nonprofit emails (and if you’re not sending from a email service provider like Constant Contact, be aware of CAN-SPAM laws).5. Mobile-friendly design.Because the decision to donate is often impulsive, smartphones make it easy to act in the moment. Make sure your emails are mobile friendly so you don’t miss out on connecting with donors who want to give on the go. Download our free eGuide for more on why mobile matters.6. The case for giving.Simply asking for a donation is not enough. Especially in year-end appeals, fundraisers must make a compelling case for giving by using stories, building credibility, and packaging your message.
In honor of Social Media Week, I asked a few of our favorite nonprofit experts to weigh in with their personal picks for nonprofits who are hitting it out of the park on social media. Here’s what they had to say:Mark RovnerPrincipal, Founder & CEO, Sea Change Strategies National Audubon SocietyWhere I follow them: Facebook and TwitterWhy they’re so awesome: Social media manager Elizabeth Sorrell knows her audience and feeds them a generous supply of bird photos, interactive challenges, and conservation news. She’s made the Facebook page incredibly fun and lively, and the extremely high level of engagement is testimony to that.Darian Rodriguez HeymanCo-Founder, Social Media for Nonprofitscharity:waterWhere I follow them: TwitterWhy they’re so awesome: Everyone talks about how amazing charity:water is at outreach, but one specific thing they’ve done on Twitter to get to over one million (!) followers is their “photo of the day” campaign. They use the assets they have incredibly well, and that’s the key to their success.Alia McKeePrincipal, Sea Change Strategies and founder, LifeboatAmnesty International Where I follow them: Facebook and Twitter Why they’re so awesome: They are timely, relevant, authentic. They use engagement data to optimize their social media communications. They use social media as a listening tool to tap into what their supporters are thinking and feeling about human rights. That info gets communicated to the fundraising and advocacy teams and informs integrated campaign opportunities. David HartsteinWired ImpactNo Kid Hungry Where I follow them: Twitter, Facebook, and Google+Why they’re so awesome: From the name of the organization to the information they share, No Kid Hungry does an awesome job of communicating their mission in a clear way. On social media, they vary the content they share to provide a wealth of value to those interested in ending childhood hunger in America. Despite their sizable following, they take the time to engage with individuals, responding and thanking supporters publicly. No Kid Hungry sets a great example for all types of organizations.Joe WatersSelfish Giving and author of Fundraising with BusinessesGeorge Washington’s Mount VernonWhere I follow them: Twitter and PinterestWhy they are awesome: They do a wonderful job creating unique content for their site and promoting it on social networks. For example, in October they really captured the macabre spirit of Halloween. They had a great post on people who had claimed to see Washington’s ghost through the years. Thanks to their activity on Twitter, I recently discovered a detailed post on how Mount Vernon looked when Washington lived there in the 18th century. Finally, Mount Vernon doesn’t restrict their content to text. They also have an active YouTube channel. Check out this video on Washington’s dentures! As a guy who follows and loves history, Mount Vernon really makes it come alive!Want to improve your organization’s social savvy? Download our free social media guide.