€43,000 CASH WINDFALL FOR DOWNINGS GAA CLUB

first_imgNA Dunaibh GAA Club is celebrating tonight after finally securing much-needed funding.The Downings club has been given grant aid totalling €43,020.“Deputy Joe McHugh and myself have been working closely with Minister Dinny McGinley over the past while and I am delighted the funding has now been secured Downings GAA Club,” said Cllr Noel McBride. The money will give the clubs preparations for the National Gaelteacht Finals a huge boost, which will take place in Downings in June 2018.Added McBride: “The club has big development plans in place and Deputy McHugh and I are confident that further funding can be secured. The National Gaelteacht Finals will be a massive visitor attraction to the parish of Mevagh and indeed beyond. All credit has to go to the Downings GAA Club for securing the finals.” €43,000 CASH WINDFALL FOR DOWNINGS GAA CLUB was last modified: April 17th, 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:Donegal DailyDownings GAA ClubfundingNa Dunaibhlast_img read more

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Enterprise 2.0 Pioneer Ross Mayfield Leaves Socialtext for SlideShare

first_imgCognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Tags:#enterprise#Trends klint finley IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Today co-founder, president and chairman of Socialtext Ross Mayfield announced on his blog that he is stepping down from his day-to-day duties at Socialtext and joining SlideShare as vice presdent of business development. Mayfield told us about the move: “SlideShare is obviously different but what it has in common with Socialtext is being at the boundary between consumer and enterprise, which is my favorite place to play.” Mayfield has been an adviser to SlideShare for the past four years. He will remain the chairman of the board of directors at Socialtext.Socialtext was one of the first companies in the enterprise 2.0 space, and the first to offer an enterprise wiki. “Whatever your enterprise 2.0 / social business poison, our industry owes a lot to Ross for persistently questioning how we work,” Sameer Patel of the Sovos Grouptweeted in response to the announcement. We discussed Socialtext’s role in the development of enterprise social software earlier this week.As president of Socialtext, Mayfield handled marketing and business development for the company. Mayfield’s new role at Slideshare won’t be entirely different. Mayfield was also the original CEO of Socialtext, a role he ceded in 2007. Eugene Lee is now the CEO of Socialtext. Mayfield’s announcement from 2007 rings true today as well:As a company founder, as I’ve written before, it is inevitable and necessary that your role evolves for the best interest of the company and what you own of it. Today I’m invoking the most powerful inflection point I can for Socialtext.“Ross is one of those guys who starts companies and grows them to a certain point and brings on other management,” says R “Ray” Wang, CEO and principal analyst of Constellation Research. “Eugene is now in the position of having to take the company is a bigger direction.” Wang doesn’t think Mayfield’s departure should be of concern to Socialtext customers.Mayfield leaves the company in a state of growth, but is most proud of what he calls Socialtext’s “series of firsts.” From his announcement:The first commercial wiki company, first to adapt the best of the social web for enterprises each year, bringing web oriented architecture and emerging standards like OpenSocial into the enterprise, SocialCalc as the first native Enterprise 2.0 application and the creation of a social layer across the enterprise. All these first were made possible by focusing on one of the most rewarding problems you can address — collaboration and sharing between people.Although the company is growing, and has been a prominent thought leader in the space for several years, it faces challenges. It faces increased competition from both established companies like IBM and upstarts like Yammer. Last year in its Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace report, Gartner praised most aspects of the company but cautioned “Socialtext is a small organization with fewer than 100 employees that needs to do more to build its reputation as an enterprise vendor.” Earlier this week we commented that Socialtext needs to do more to scale its operations. Being first isn’t enough anymore.What’s next for SlideShare? Mayfield hints that SlideShare will be making more of a play for the enterprise soon.center_img Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowlast_img read more

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Cinematography Tip: One Take, Two Environments

first_imgOne of the most challenging shots for a DP is a ‘continuous take’ that moves inside and outside within the same shot. These cinematography tips will show you how to do it right.Top Image: Michael Keaton in BirdmanIn recent years the one-take shot has significantly increased in popularity, with more filmmakers than ever attempting to pull off full scenes in this fashion. While the success of films such as Birdman may be at least partly responsible for igniting this trend in the indie filmmaking world, that doesn’t mean you require a Hollywood-level budget to pull it off.The two biggest challenges with one-take shots (and specifically those that transition between interior and exterior) are color temperature and exposure. Of course other elements such as needing to work with a smaller crew, blocking hurdles, focus challenges, etc. are tricky too… But dealing with color temperature and exposure are often the biggest problems filmmakers are faced with.That said, there are a number of ways you can handle both scenarios. These cinematography tips offer solutions for each of these issues:Color TemperatureImage: Still from the famous “one take raid” from True Detective Let’s assume your shot starts outside in the middle of the day, and follows your character as he walks inside a house. Obviously at the start of the shot you’re going to be dealing with a daylight color temperature (5600K or so). As you walk into the home, that temperature will change. There are likely tungsten bulbs (3200K) inside, mixed with window light. This mix will inevitably make it difficult to get a proper white balance in camera.While you may be thinking that you can simply shoot RAW and adjust the white balance in post, it simply doesn’t work that way. Sure, you can keyframe the color temperature as the actor walks inside (to adjust for the tungsten light), but then the daylight coming in through the windows will look neon-blue.The solution in this case is simple: use daylight bulbs inside. Whether you’re using strictly practical lights, or are using proper film lights — if you use daylight-balanced bulbs, then your color temperature issues will vanish. You can even replace household lights with daylight balanced bulbs. HMIs or daylight-balanced LED panels are great options too.ExposureImage: Still from the single-shot “Copa Scene” from Goodfellas.So we’ve solved the color temperature issue, but what about exposure? As you enter the house from outside, the exposure is going to drop significantly and your image will either be really blown out outside or really underexposed inside.There are two ways you can address this, the first of which is by rolling the iris. A good 1st AC/focus puller will be able to do a clean iris pull for you when entering an interior location. This means that much like pulling focus, they’ll literally pull the iris as they enter the new environment with you to open it up.Image: Michael Keaton and Edward Norton filming BirdmanWhile this should work every time (as long as you have a good 1st AC on board), you also don’t want to rely on the iris-pull technique entirely. If this was your only means of exposing the image properly, you’d likely wind up with an image that’s far too stopped down outside (F22) and shallow inside.To compensate for this, I’d always recommend bringing up the base light levels in the house you’re shooting in. This will mean you won’t have to roll the iris nearly as much, which means you’ll be able to retain the right amount of depth of field that serves your creative vision.Got any tips for shooting long takes?  Got any cinematography techniques that could help in a single-shot situation? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

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The Leadership Playbook: Leaders Don’t Have Off Days

first_imgIt’s funny that people criticize the President for taking vacations (Bush) or playing golf (Obama). Do you think the President of the United States is ever really “off?” His day still starts with CIA and NSA briefings and threat assessments of the three or four hundred things that might end the world. And the rest of the world moves right along doing whatever the rest of the world is going to do, much of it requiring his attention (or at least his awareness). How soundly do you believe the President sleeps?Leaders don’t get days off, and they aren’t allowed to have “off days.”No Off DaysLeaders lead. That doesn’t mean that leaders sometimes lead and other times, like when they’re not feeling up to it, decide not to lead.Leading isn’t easy. You serve too many people for it to be easy. There are days and times when you have to will yourself into the right mental state to produce the results you need. You can’t have an “off day” when you are called on to make important decisions. There is no calling for a time out or a do-over when an emergency requires you to make a tough call, one that could easily go either direction.You can’t have an “off day” when you address the people you lead. Your address can move people in one of two directions, and an “off day” move them backwards. You can’t have an “off day” when you address your board, your largest customer, or your team. You have to be “on.”None of this is to say that you are supposed to be invulnerable. Vulnerability can make you human and allow the people you lead to connect to you on a deeper level. But you aren’t being vulnerable when you allow your state to control you instead of controlling your state.They Are What You AreAs a leader, you set the tone for the rest of your organization. If you are passionately engaged, the people you lead will be passionately engaged. If you aren’t, they won’t be. If it looks for a minute like you don’t care deeply about your most important initiative, your mission, your vision, your values because you are having an “off day,” the wrong message will not only be taken, it will be amplified.Take your days off, even if you are never really off. But don’t take “off days.” There are too many people counting on you to be the leader.last_img read more

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New legislation introduced to help prevent sewage flow from the Tijuana River

first_img June 7, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Updated: 10:10 PM KUSI Newsroom Posted: June 7, 2019center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsIMPERIAL BEACH (KUSI)- The battle of pollution and sewage spilling in from the Tijuana River Valley has been going on for decades.KUSI’s Dan Plante has more on the possible solutions to fix this problem. KUSI Newsroom, New legislation introduced to help prevent sewage flow from the Tijuana River Valleylast_img read more

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