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Stars to fire at home

first_imgBy Ken MooreAN intriguing round two will be highlighted by Garfield’s game against Nar Nar Goon this week, its first…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Upgrades after near-misses

first_imgBy KATHRYN BERMINGHAM COUNCIL has awarded contracts for safety upgrades at two local black-spot intersections, with work expected to be…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Gates opened on internet

first_imgBy ALANA MITCHELSON MARKFI Gates is one of the many local businesses that has welcomed the National Broadband Network (NBN)…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Kumar Gangah from Dublin wins a new house in Dublin worth €425,000 while the…

first_imgClub Rossie ChairmanPat Compton 8th Prize: A pair of All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final TicketsTom McGuire Dublin 7th Prize: A pair of All-Ireland Senior Football Final TicketsPaul Kearns Sligo TeamBrian Carroll, John Mee, Eugene Hanley, Thomas Carthy, Nuala Diffley and Philip Martin 3rd Prize: A Mediterranean Cruise, in association with Brady Travel, Carrick on ShannonMichael Dinlly and Larry Keenahan Kildare Congratulations to Kumar Gangah from Dublin who won a new house in Ashtown, Dublin 15 worth €425,000 courtesy of Club Rossie, the commercial arm of Roscommon GAA and our partner Ballymore. The Draw was held in the Hodson Bay Hotel, was independently observed by PWC and broadcast live on Facebook (see 5th Prize: A Two Night Hotel Break, in association with the Hodson Bay Hotel GroupFrancis Finneran Roscommon Key Stats:€1,403,400 raised in 111 days (10 Sept to 30 Dec)€12,643 per day or €527 for every hour the campaign was live84 % of ticket sale online – €1,183,200Top selling counties were Dublin, Roscommon, Kildare, Meath, GalwayTop selling countries were Ireland, USA, UKOver 750k people marketed to on FacebookThe volunteer team of Club Rossie who executed this campaign comprised of: Digital Team / MarketingColm Beirne, Clara Hester, David Leydon The net contribution to Roscommon GAA is €943,400. This will be used to implement the strategic plan of Roscommon GAA including the development of the Dermot Earley Centre of Excellence and work on Dr. Hyde Park.David O Connor, Treasurer of Roscommon GAA and founder of Club Rossie, “Running the finances of a county like Roscommon is challenging. We’ve the 6th smallest population in Ireland, we don’t have an abundance of industry but we have high ambition for Gaelic games in the county. We want all our players to be the best they can be on the field and we need to develop the Dermot Earley Centre of Excellent for all the players, both men and women, in Roscommon. This fundraiser will make a tremendous difference and we’d like to particularly thank Sean Mulryan of Ballymore who has been exceptionally generous to Roscommon for many many years”.Pat Compton, Chairman of Club Rossie, “This campaign which lasted 111 days has certainly brought fundraising in Roscommon to new levels and we look forward to building on this work in the future. We were delighted to be able to donate €10,000 to the Mayo Roscommon Hospice as part of the campaign. The Club Rossie team are all volunteers who don’t receive expenses or payments for their work. They are a pleasure to deal with and just get on with the job!”.Aidan Brady, who project managed the #WinAHouseInDublin campaign, “Our campaign to raise over €1,400,000 was based on a running a comprehensive sales and marketing effort which included out of home advertising as well as executing a very significant digital advertising campaign across the key social platforms of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn as well as Google. We’re delighted that our campaign will make such a significant difference to Roscommon GAA. We’d really like to thank all the people who bought a ticket and entered our Draw”.Finally, Chairman of Roscommon GAA Seamus Sweeney commented, “This is a game changer for Roscommon GAA financially. It sets us up for the future and I’d like to pay tribute to the Club Rossie team who since their launch in 2014 have professionalised fundraising in Roscommon and made an exceptional contribution to the county”. Many people helped us along the way including:Aidan Greene of Tarmonfeckin, Hodson Bay Hotel, all Clubs in the county, many volunteers in Roscommon GAA, County senior footballers and management, local media, Dermot and Dave, Cian O’Connell,   Niamh Towey, Enda Newton of AMOSS Solicitors, Helen Smyth and her team in Facebook, Conor Jones, Simon Clarke and the team in Google, Therese Ahern photographer, Alan Keogh designer, Bank of Ireland Roscommon, AIB Roscommon , Supervalu Roscommon, Brady Travel, , Liffey Valley, Whitewater Centre Newbridge, Athlone Town Centre, Pavilion Shopping Centre Swords, Casey’s Roscommon, Fleming’s Supervalu Roscommon, Abbey Hotel Roscommon.We thank them all sincerely.To all Roscommon GAA people – onwards and upwards from here.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email 2nd Prize: €5,000 CashMaire Allen Roscommon In addition Roscommon GAA staff, Diane Dennehy and Stephen Ormsby, went above and beyond the call of duty. Many officers of the county board in particular Seamus Sweeney, Hugh Lynn, Christy McDermott, Valerie Murray & Tom Murray made a significant contribution. Colm Hanratty of Six Two Digital played a vital role throughout and was of immense help.A special thank you to Tom Hunt in San Francisco who has been steadfast in his support of Club Rossie over the past 4 years and also to Mary, Paul and all the Earley family who have also being very supportive through the years.Other prize winners: County TreasurerDavid O’Connor RoleTeam member 6th Prize: A Two Night Hotel Break, in association with The Twelve Hotel, Barna, Co. GalwayLinda Mc Cauley Dublin Project ManagerAidan Brady (Club Rossie Project Manager for Win a House in Dublin campaign) #WinAHouseInDublin was the most ambitious fundraiser ever undertaken by Roscommon GAA. The fundraiser organised by Club Rossie grossed €1,403,400 based on sales of 14,034 tickets at €100 per ticket. The cost to run the event was €460,000 with the cost of the house accounting for €350,000. The remaining cost was comprised of paying stamp duty and legal fees, out of home advertising which included digital signage at the IFSC and a number of other central Dublin locations, radio advertising and particularly investment in digital platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google. 4th Prize: A 49″ Ultra HD 4K LG TV, in association with King and Moffatt Euronics Electrical Store, Carrick on ShannonRuth Kelly Roscommonlast_img read more

Universal Orlando Photo Update, June 6, 2016

first_imgShare This!Welcome back to another Universal Orlando Photo Update! We’re in the middle of a very exciting time here at the resort, with two attractions opening up in the coming weeks and a brand new resort hotel not too far behind. We’ll start this week’s update with a look at Toothsome’s Chocolate Emporium before taking a trip around Universal Studios Florida and a look at some smaller updates, including Fast and Furious: Supercharged and the Hello Kitty Store. Over at Islands of Adventure we’ve got a short look at The Incredible Hulk as well as some new information about Skull Island: Reign of Kong. Then we’ll close our update out with some shots of the nearly completed Sapphire Falls as well as next year’s Volcano Bay. All that and much more, so let’s get started!Toothsome’s Chocolate EmporiumToothsome’s Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen is Universal’s latest restaurant concept, opening this fall. It replaces the former NBA City concept and is currently undergoing a complete makeover to turn the form basketball restaurant into a chocolate factory.The giant windows are leftover from NBA City and will again afford guests a great view of the CityWalk lagoon..The left side of the building appears to be getting a small expansion.Hello Kitty StoreA new Hello Kitty retail experience opened in February the former I Love Lucy: A Tribute space. Since we haven’t covered the store in one of our updates, let’s take a look at what the famous feline has brought to Universal Orlando.Hello Kitty pressing her paws into the concrete out front of the store.Another photo op of Hello Kitty driving herself in vehicle form.Inside, the brightly colored store is chock full of every piece of Sanrio merchandise a fan could hope for.The store looks like it would fit right at home in Tokyo.The walls are adorned with several Hello Kitty themed movie posters..There’s even a small baked goods case, featuring Hello Kitty and all her friends..New Storage Building A new storage building was recently erected near the side entrance into Universal Studios.Not sure what’s inside, but the building itself looks nice.Rockit’s queue was having some work done, resulting in a convoluted entrance to the ride.Race Through New YorkExterior construction on the new Jimmy Fallon attraction coming to the resort next year is still moving slowly.After Skull Island and The Incredible Hulk coaster open, this is the next major attraction on Universal’s timeline. Expect construction to speed up soon..Fast and FuriousStill not a lot to see at the Fast and Furious: Supercharged construction site. Work is currently being done on the floor of the under-construction show building..The attraction should open late next year..The Coke stand next to the Simpson’s has been missing for some time now, with no sign of what’s coming or when we’ll see it..The snack stand across from Cafe La Bamba is behind walls for a short refurbishment.The Incredible Hulk Refurbishment Over at Islands of Adventure, Hulk is getting its finishing touches added.Crews continue to work on the station, both inside and out…Netting under the coaster has gone back up for the first time since the ride began its refurb back in September…This will be our last look at Skull Island with the construction walls still up. They were removed overnight between June 5 and 6.The attraction combines physical sets, audio animatronics, and 3D screens on a whole other level than anything Universal has done in the past.Starting with the queue, which features two separate audio animatronics, as well as live scareactors popping out at guests.The ride vehicles are massive, seating seventy two guests in twelve rows. Expedition Vehicles are “driven” by one of five audio animatronic drivers, each with their own backstory and personality, giving guests a slightly unique experience on subsequent rides.The ride experience itself borrows the physical sets and 3D screens found on Universal’s last major attraction, Harry Potter and the Escape From Gringotts, but replaces that rides thrill element with several animatronics; including an encounter with the great ape that will be sure to leave jaws wide open.A new rockwork bench has been revealed next to the attraction’s quick service stand.And we’ll end this week’s look at the parks with another quick service stand behind walls.Over at Cabana Bay, the new parking garage is nearing completion, while Sapphire Falls construction hits the home stretch.Sapphire FallsThe new garage isn’t huge, but it’s sorely needed, especially with even more guest rooms being added at the resort….Lowe’s Sapphire Falls Resort is just over a month away from its opening day.There’s still quite of bit of work being done on the exterior of the buildings and common areas.Driving by at night, it does seem like the rooms are nearly ready to go..A lot of themeing and rockwork left to be done at the pool.We should start to see landscaping happen by next week’s photo update..This building is a little further behind..Really coming down to crunch time with this resort. Cabana Bay didn’t all open at the same time; hopefully Sapphire Falls opens much quicker.And a final shot of the parking garage.Volcano BayOver on the other side of the building, Volcano Bay seems to be flying up.Every time I’m over here checking on the construction it seems like they’ve got a ton of new steel and slide pieces up.The volcano structure is really getting up there.Cannot wait to see the kind of rockwork Universal comes up with for the park’s centerpiece.Slidepieces can be see peeking out of the Volcano’s supports.More work is happening on the nearby wavepool.Construction is also starting on the new rooms being added to Cabana Bay..Some sort of structure in the middle of the park.The tower in the corner of the park is quickly becoming a tangle of slides. Everyday new pieces are added…More building construction.Because Universal hasn’t released much about the park, it’s hard to guess what a lot of these buildings will be..And that’ll do it for this week’s update! Thanks so much for reading. Questions and comments always appreciated!last_img read more

18 days agoMilan Skriniar: Inter Milan must defend better

first_imgMilan Skriniar: Inter Milan must defend betterby Carlos Volcano18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMilan Skriniar says Inter Milan must defende better after defeat to Juventus.The Nerazzurri lost 2-1 midweek at Camp Nou and the same result this evening in the Derby d’Italia at San Siro.“It has been a mixed week, because we played not badly in Barcelona and here tonight too. We kept the ball and created chances, but were unable to score the goals,” Skriniar told Sky Sport Italia.“Juve are a strong side, we all knew that. We have a lot to improve and that’s the beauty of it, as we are constantly learning and developing.“I think we need to be more aggressive in our defending around the penalty area, as Barcelona were very dangerous there too with their passes. We need to get closer to the forwards.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Iowa Fan Hype Video Pokes Fun At Colin Cowherd

first_imgFans cheer as the Iowa Hawkeyes face the Iowa State Cyclones on September 10, 2016 at Kinnick Stadium.IOWA CITY, IA – SEPTEMBER 10: Fans cheer as the Iowa Hawkeyes face the Iowa State Cyclones on September 10, 2016 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)Iowa is 12-0, ranked fourth in the College Football Playoff, and headed to the Big Ten championship game for the first time in program history. Hawkeyes fans are feeling pretty good right now. One Iowa fan created an awesome “Back in Black” hype video to commemorate the season thus far. In addition to the guitar-heavy sounds of AC/DC, the video contains audio clips of Fox Sports’ Colin Cowherd, who called the Hawkeyes “frauds” recently and incorrectly predicted they would beat Nebraska. It’s pretty clear that right now, no one is going to rain on Iowa’s parade, not even Colin Cowherd. Come Saturday, Michigan State will try to put a damper on the black and gold party.last_img read more

As A Reminder, Tonight’s March Madness Selection Show Starts At 5:30, Not 6:00

first_imgMarch Madness selection show logo.march madness selection show logoCollege basketball fans – Sunday night, we’ll finally get to see what the brackets will look like for the 2016 NCAA Tournament. But as a reminder, this year’s CBS selection show won’t be starting its normal time – 6:00 PM ET. Instead, it’ll start at 5:30 PM ET, and it’ll span two hours instead of one. Make sure you don’t miss the unveiling of one or two regions because you aren’t up-to-date.Who will the 1-seeds be? It’s looking like Kansas, North Carolina, Michigan State and either Virginia or Oregon. Villanova, Kentucky, Texas A&M, Xavier and Oklahoma are hoping to be on the 2-line just behind them.Happy Selection Sunday! Hope you remembered to spring forward. Our 2-hour Selection Show starts at 5:30 pm ET on CBS. Time to go work out!— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) March 13, 2016As for the bubble, there are a dozen teams unsure of whether they’ll be selected for the event. Syracuse, Michigan and South Carolina are the biggest debates, but it doesn’t mean they’re in.Make sure to check back in at College Spun after the brackets are released. We’ll have info, previews and predictions ready to go.last_img read more

Rep Howrylak honors Troy resident at Beaumont Hospital

first_img Categories: Howrylak News,News 03Jul Rep. Howrylak honors Troy resident at Beaumont Hospital State Representative Martin Howrylak presented a tribute to Troy resident Michael Watts at Beaumont Hospital in recognition of his PEARLS Award.“Mr. Watts is highly regarded by patients and staff at Troy Beaumont Hospital for his compassion and commitment to outstanding patient care,” said Rep. Howrylak. “It was a pleasure to present a tribute to Mr. Watts to commemorate his PEARLS Award in the presence of his family and colleagues.”Upon his retirement, Mr. Watts began to volunteer his time and talents at Troy Beaumont Hospital. Once Mr. Watts began serving as a volunteer, he quickly made a lasting positive impression on all of the patients and staff at the hospital. In his new role as a Patient Care Provider, Mr. Watts works diligently to improve the lives of everyone he comes in contact with. He recently received the PEARLS award for his exceptional character and compassion for others.###last_img read more

Researchers streamline design of labonachip devices to observe their inner workings

first_img Source: Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Oct 6 2018Microfluidic devices can take standard medical lab procedures and condenses each down to a microchip that can balance on top of a water bottle lid. A team from Michigan Technological University, studying chemical engineering, electrical engineering and materials science, streamline the design of microfluidic devices to be see-through to observe their inner workings. Using hair-thin tunnels and equally tiny electrodes, these devices funnel fluids through an electric current to sort cells, find diseases, and run diagnostic tests.The problem is that biological samples are not inert–they’re charged and ready to interact. When the fluids come in contact with microdevice electrodes, explosions can happen. Tiny ones. But exploding red blood cells–caused by an ion imbalance that bursts cell membranes in a process called lysis–defeat the point of testing blood sugar levels or blood type. In other tests, like for cancer or infectious disease, messing with the sample chemistry can lead to faIse negatives or false positives. Interactions between samples and electrodes, called Faradaic reactions, can be an unwanted side effect in microfluidics.To preserve the integrity of samples and maintain a clear surface to observe what’s going on inside the device, Michigan Tech engineers detail how thin hafnium oxide layers act like a cell phone screen protector for microdevices. Their work was recently published in Thin Solid Films and a video of one device shows how the protective layer works.Jeana Collins, lecturer of chemical engineering, studied microfluidics for her doctoral research at Michigan Tech and is the first author on the paper. She explains how the lab-on-a-chip uses a process called dielectrophoresis.”The dielectrophoretic response is a movement,” she says. “And how can you tell it moved? By watching it move.”Related StoriesInnovative microfluidic device simplifies study of blood cells, opens new organ-on-chip possibilitiesLab-grown blood vessels provide hope for dialysis patientsDon’t Miss the Blood-Brain Barrier Drug Delivery (B3DD) Summit this AugustCollins goes on to explain that a non-uniform electric field from the electrodes interacts with the charge on the particles or cells in a sample, causing them to migrate. Many biological lab-on-a-chip devices rely on this kind of electrical response.”As chemical engineers, we deal more with the fluidics side,” Collins says, adding that the electronics are also key and a blood glucose meter is a prime example. “You’ve got the blood–that’s your fluid–and it goes in, you have a test done, then you get a digital readout. So it’s a combination of fluidics and electronics.”Even though a commercialized lab-on-a-chip like a glucose meter is covered, Collins and other engineers need to see what’s going on to get a clear picture under a microscope. That’s why hafnium oxide, which leaves only a slight hue, is useful in their microdevice design development.Also, the technology does not apply to a single device. Because of its simplicity, the hafnium oxide layer works with a number of electrode designs, maintains a consistent dielectric constant of 20.32 and is hemocompatible–that is, it minimizes the Faradaic reactions that can cause cell lysis so fewer red bloods cells explode when they come near the electrodes.Collins and her team tested three different thicknesses of hafnium oxide–58 nanometers, 127 nanometers and 239 nanometers. They found that depending on the deposition time–6.5 minutes, 13 minutes and 20 minutes–the grain size and structure can be tweaked depending on the needs for specific devices. The only potential issue would be for fluorescence-based microdevices because the hafnium oxide does interfere with certain wavelengths. However, the layer’s optical transparency makes it a good solution for many biological lab-on-a-chip tests.last_img read more