GOLF NEWS: ORLA GALLAGHER IN EXCELLENT FORM AT OTWAY

first_imgOtway Golf News:Well October has arrived, and it’s time for the open Sunday scrambles again at Otway, starting this Sunday 5th, with names in to the clubhouse by 12.45 for a 1 o’clock tee off.Last Saturday the Millenium Construction sponsored ladies and gents open produced some fine performances, and exceptional scoring. The ladies section was won by Orla Gallagher with 43 pts, followed by Edel Doherty 2nd on 37 and Celine Bradley in third place with 35.Victory in the gents section went to Arthur Morrison with 45 pts, with Dan Canning a close second on 44, and just one point back in 3rd was Patrick Kelly.Nearest the pin was won by Noel Fisher. Congrats to all the prizewinners, and a big thanks to Millenium Construction for their generous sponsorship of the day.The club fundraising draw was also held on the night, with the main prize sponsored by Michael Ewings going to Steven Fahey, 2nd prize sponsored by Whoriskey Oils going to Ollie O’Dowd, and third prize also sponsored by Michael Ewings won by Michael McGahey. And finally well done to Philip Friel who just edged past Patsy Gallagher to take the title in the recent Top Eight matchplay final.GOLF NEWS: ORLA GALLAGHER IN EXCELLENT FORM AT OTWAY was last modified: September 30th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:golfNoticesOtwaySportlast_img read more

Snap Snap Go: The Mobile Internet Equivalent Of Fast Food

first_img12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Tags:#gaming#iPhone#Meme Playing Snap, Snap, Go, a new iPhone-only app, is kind of like eating at a fast food restaurant. It’s wonderful – at first. But the fun fades much too quickly. And then you’re consumed with a sense of regret and shame because even though you just had sort of a pleasurable experience, you know it can’t possibly be good for you.If Snap, Snap, Go – which describes itself as “a picture game for awful people” – turns out to be as popular as fast food, it may mark the end of civilization’s progress. Because that would mean smartphones – the most advanced personal computing and communications devices ever created – are really all about making us giggle. Which certainly isn’t “awful,” but still a vast comedown from the awesome, life-changing uses promised for our amazing mobile computers.Snap BattleTellingly, Snap, Snap, Go’s positioning isn’t quite right. It’s really for “awful people,” it’s for the awful person in all of us. Here’s how it works: After downloading the app, you sign in using your Facebook account. For beginners, the game presents a series of meme-like questions, such as: “Eat Just One,” and asks you to vote for which of the of two pictures it shows you best corresponds to the question. Your choices might be a bowl of jelly beans versus chili cheese fries, for example. There are also plenty of “awful” battles. Such as: “I lie to get __,” “Donald Trump could wear it as a toupee,” or “Ron Jeremy owns 10 of these.” These are distressingly hard to resist. The real “fun” begins when you challenge your Facebook friends – or random opponents. (None of my friends use the app, which I’m sure means something, so I challenged random people.) Again, the app presents you with a series of meme-like questions. For example, “Why is my phone sticky?” (Yes, I know.) You then snap and post a picture that you think best answers the question – as do your opponents. If you don’t have an, er, provocative picture of your own, the game lets you cheat and grab a photo from Flickr. Then others get to vote on whose photo they like best. (That’s where the pictures come from in the beginner’s example above.) If your opponents don’t respond quickly, the game lets you “nudge” them. Beyond that, there’s not much else you can do. Another problem is that the game doesn’t immediately provide you with results – who won, who lost, how many people voted for one picture over another. I often got bored waiting and moved on to a new snap battle. The game does make it easy, however, to encourage your friends and followers on Facebook and Twitter to join in on the action.Like fatty, salty, fast food or that silly new pop song you can’t stop listening to, the app does its best to keep you hooked. Who could resist responding when asked to come up with a picture for what “always gets you laid?” The free app is rated 12+, despite “mild mature” themes. The app does make it easy to report inappropriate pictures, which is a good thing. While playing for less than a day, I encountered one picture that I thought was borderline inappropriate.“Wisdom” Of The Crowd?The game’s developer states that “witty or funny responses often win, the more awful, the better you do, but it all depends on the wisdom of the crowd.”Wisdom of the crowd is a bit of a stretch. This game is about stealing a few moments of amusement – the app equivalent of Lolcats.  Somewhere on the Internet sits a very well-constructed research paper discussing the psycho-social reasons why we humans love silly pictures and random, mindless contests with strangers, and further outlines the implications of such behavior. That’s great, and a huge validation of the enduring value of the Interent.  On the other hand, I have already spent far more time playing Snap, Snap, Go than I ever will reading that paper.  5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutcenter_img Related Posts brian s hall 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Applast_img read more

Schools Report Smooth Transition from Shift System

first_img They are Mandeville Primary and Junior High School in Manchester, Green Park Primary and Junior High in Clarendon, and Kitson Town All-Age in St. Catherine. Principal of the Kitson Town All-Age, Nerica Powell-Hay, reported that parents were “excited” to know that their children will be spending more hours at school. The three schools that began operating on the single shift on Monday (September 4) have reported a smooth transition, which should result in more educational programmes for students.They are Mandeville Primary and Junior High School in Manchester, Green Park Primary and Junior High in Clarendon, and Kitson Town All-Age in St. Catherine.Principal of the Mandeville Primary and Junior High, Howard Salmon, told JIS News that parents supported the move to the single-shift system, and administrators were able to implement the move without any difficulty.The way forward, he said, is to continue to provide quality education for the students and to complete their $50-million auditorium that will be used as a homework and after-school facility.Principal of the Green Park Primary and Junior High, Frederick Lattray, said they had prepared the stakeholders for the change.“It means that the students will have greater time in the teaching and learning process,” he said.Mr. Lattray added that more time will be given to extracurricular activities and other character-development programmes, which the shift system did not allow.He noted that the school is now charting a growth path, which includes adding an early-childhood institution. “Having an early-childhood institution will further strengthen our ability to better prepare our students,” the Principal told JIS News.Meanwhile, Principal of the Kitson Town All-Age, Nerica Powell-Hay, reported that parents were “excited” to know that their children will be spending more hours at school.She said the development also means improved security for children, as they will leave the institution long before dusk.“More time will be allotted to teaching and learning sessions, and our children will also be able to participate in more extracurricular activities. We are looking forward to the benefits of this system, with improved performance by the students,” Mrs. Powell-Hay said.Several other schools will exit the shift system in January of 2018 and beyond.Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, has said that ground will be broken by 2019 for five new schools, while collaborations will continue between theGovernment and multilateral partners for the building of 17 new institutions to meet the space needed.He said two schools will be built in North East and North West Manchester, one in the Old Harbour area, one in North West St. Ann, and one in the Montego Bay area in St. James.“Those are the critical areas that we have to look at,” the Minister said in an interview with JIS News. The three schools that began operating on the single shift on Monday (September 4) have reported a smooth transition, which should result in more educational programmes for students. Story Highlightslast_img read more