December 30

Newcastle appeal Coloccini red card in Tyne-Wear derby defeat

first_img Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini is sent off against Sunderland 1 Newcastle have confirmed they have lodged an appeal against Fabricio Coloccini’s red card in Sunday’s derby defeat at Sunderland.The Magpies captain was dismissed just before half-time after fouling Steven Fletcher, an incident which led to Adam Johnson opening the scoring from the penalty spot in a 3-0 win for the Wearsiders.Manager Steve McClaren was fuming with referee Robert Madley’s decision, and insisted it was to blame for his side’s defeat – their sixth straight loss against their Tyne-Wear derby rivals.And Newcastle revealed they had appealed the skipper’s dismissal with the Football Association on Monday morning.A statement from the Magpies read: “Newcastle United have lodged an appeal with the Football Association for the wrongful dismissal of Fabricio Coloccini during Sunday’s Tyne-Wear derby match against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.“Coloccini was given a straight red card by referee Robert Madley in first half injury time following an incident involving Steven Fletcher, which resulted in the awarding of a penalty kick.“The appeal will be heard by a Regulatory Commission tomorrow afternoon and the club will be notified of the result shortly afterwards.“Should the dismissal stand, United’s captain will miss Saturday’s Barclays Premier League fixture with Stoke City at St James’ Park.”Argentina international Coloccini leaned heavily on Fletcher as the Sunderland striker ran to meet Jermain Defoe’s through-ball into the area.On the decision, fuming Magpies boss McClaren said: ”It’s simple: he is wrong in my opinion.“Referees are part and parcel of the game and you control your performance – you can’t control the opponent or the referee and they can affect the result. And they have done today – not so much the opponent, but definitely the referee.“I have seen lots of challenges like that in the game, in every game and, outside the box, they are never given. It’s a double whammy – a penalty and 10 men. It made it very difficult.”We need an experienced referee for this and I think he was a little too quick to make a decision.”Second half goals from Billy Jones and Fletcher sealed a victory for Sunderland which saw them move above their rivals, although both teams occupy positions in the bottom three above Aston Villa.last_img read more

December 29

Get excited Everton fans! Watch Yannick Bolasie’s INCREDIBLE 360 Flick here!

first_imgYannick Bolasie is closing in on a transfer to Everton, as Ronald Koeman looks to build a squad capable of challenging at the top of the Premier League table.Highly respected in English football, many consider the Crystal Palace star to be one of the most naturally talented players in the league – and definitely the flashiest.He has built a reputation as one of the few players able to complete crazy pieces of skill, and he actually does these skills in competitive matches – usually to great effect.The most famous piece of skill is his signature move, the 360 Flick. Able to bamboozle opponents due to the crazy nature of the move, it is a joy to behold when completed.So, to get all Everton fans excited for the impending transfer, watch Bolasie use the 360 Flick above…last_img read more

December 24

Softball Drops Two Games On Sunday At Hoosier Classic

first_img Preview Full Schedule Roster at Saint Louis 3/15/2016 – 3:00 PM Next Game: BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Drake University softball suffered a pair of close losses on Sunday at the Indiana Classic. Drake lost to Ohio, 4-0, before Indiana edged the Bulldogs, 1-0, in the day’s final game. Indiana’s (14-9) leadoff hitter Rebecca Blitz led off the bottom of the first inning with a single and then stole second and came around to score the game’s deciding run on a throwing error by Drake’s (8-9) freshman catcher Gabbie Jonas’ (Omaha, Neb.), who was attempting to throw out Blitz. Drake and Indiana each tallied two hits in the pitchers duel between Bulldog starter Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) and Hoosier starter Tara Trainer. Newman allowed just one unearned run on two hits while striking out six and walking one. She fell to 7-4 with the tough defeat. Trainer allowed just two hits while striking out seven and walking two as she improved to 7-4 with the win. Drake’s best scoring chances against Trainer came in the second and sixth inning as the Bulldogs had a runner on second base both times, but failed to get the timely hit. In the sixth inning, sophomore Kelsey Wright (Olathe, Kan.) had a one-out single and advanced to second on an error by the left fielder. However, Wright was stranded as the next two hitters struck out. Ohio (11-7) scored all four runs in the first inning with two outs. The first run came on an RBI single and the next three on a three-run home run. McKinnon settled in over the next five innings allowing just five more hits. However, the Bulldogs’ offense never got going finishing with just four hits and didn’t have a runner reach second base. McKinnon dropped to 1-4 on the season with the loss. Kaitlyn Finneran (Morrison, Ill.), Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.), Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) and Wright each had one hit for Drake against the Bobcats. Drake plays a single game against Indiana on Monday with first pitch scheduled for noon.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

December 24


first_imgMoville minor ladies progressed to the semi final of the Ulster Ladies Minor Championship with an empathic win over Kinawley from Fermangh today on a scoreline of 7-11 to 1-02.The game was played in brilliant sunshine in Malin due to Moville pitch being closed, started with both teams appearing both cautious and nervous. Moville opened the scoring on 4 mins with a pointed free from captain, Charmaine Mc Dermott. This appeared to settle the very youthful Moville side and when sister, Nicole Mc Dermott raised the green flag after 6 mins, followed by the second point from Sarah Jane Mc Donald, it looked already like there was always going to be one winner. Moville players worked hard all over the pitch closing the opposition down and forced turnover after turnover, many of which resulted in scores for the home team. Moville lead 3-06 to 0-02 at half timeThe second half started with Moville again on the front foot resulting in an opening point straight from the throw up from Nicole Gordon following some great work by the midfield duo of Charmaine Mc Dermott and Blathnaid Mc Laughlin. From the resulting kick-out, the ball was won by Nicole Gordon who retuned the compliment by passing to the oncoming Mc Laughlin who blasted to the back of the net. Kinawley to their credit, never give up but they struggled to break down the resolute Moville defence who dominated the final third of the pitch. Moville pressed on and closed out the game on a scoreline of 7-11 to 1-02. Moville now play the winners of St Pauls (Belfast) and Sperrin Óg (Tyrone) on the 24th of this month at a time and venue TBC Turning point- it came early in the game on 15 mins with Moville second goal, giving them a 9 point cushion and Kinawley a mountain to climb to get back in the gameReferee watch- a good game from Strabane man Sean O Kane, in the middle, albeit, he seemed to award , a few harsh frees against both teams but was consistent throughout, retired injured with 15 mins to go was replaced by 4th official.Player of the match- a great all round team performance but both Rachael Mc Laughlin and Sinead Mc Guinness, deserve a mention both of whom worked tirelessly and unselfishly throughout.  LADIES FOOTBALL: MOVILLE THROUGH TO ULSTER MINOR LADIES FINAL was last modified: November 18th, 2013 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:GAALadiesMinorsmovillelast_img read more

December 22


first_imgKevin Bridges with his favourite drink!CONGRATULATIONS to Donegal Daily reader Robert O’Connor – winner of 2 tickets to see Kevin Bridges in Derry on Tuesday evening.We’ve sent you a Facebook message Robert….Enjoy the show.  AND THE WINNER OF 2 TICKETS TO KEVIN BRIDGES IS… was last modified: July 21st, 2015 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:Kevin BridgesTicketwinnerlast_img read more

December 22


first_imgJoseph Bonner of Ready Steady Smiles Dental Practice, has recently invested in this progressive treatment which allows patients have dental crowns and other single tooth restorations fitted in one visit. CEREC is a revolutionary dental treatment modality that helps your dentist create crowns, veneers, and other types of single-tooth restorations in just one visit using advanced camera technology. Using a dedicated intra-oral camera, together with the state-of-the-art CAD/CAM equipment the dentist can design, construct and fit individual CEREC crowns or other ceramic restorations as you relax comfortably.This allows you to have the highest quality life like dental restorations in just one visit to the dentist.  Traditional methods required you come back for several appointments, often enduring repeated X-rays, impressions or other tests to ensure a proper fit.Your dentist has complete control of the shape, contour and fitStrong durable, metal free restoration. The ceramic materials used are lightweight and most similar to your own enamel in terms of wear, aesthetics and flexibility.Accuracy of fit and precision of the digital mapping technology are better than any impressions or models made by an outside lab. Because CEREC relies on advanced camera technology (versus messy impression materials) to capture an impression of your teeth, the CEREC procedure is an easy and comfortable alternative to traditional dental crowns.The complete treatment can be done in one visit meaning you spend less time in the dental chair.Conservative preparation. (As much of the tooth as possible is preserved).Surrounding teeth are not affected.No messy impressionsWith proper care the restoration will last years, maybe even decades.To book a consultation or to find out more call 074 91  DONEGAL DENTAL PRACTICE OFFERING HIGH-TECH RESTORATIONS IN JUST ONE VISIT was last modified: August 5th, 2015 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

December 20

Sharks forward opens up about his removal from lineup

first_imgSAN JOSE — Joonas Donskoi scored one of the most iconic goals in Sharks history during the 2016 Stanley Cup Final. Now, as the Sharks prepare to make another run at hockey’s coveted prize, Donskoi finds himself as the odd man out, waiting for another opportunity to crack the lineup.Sharks coach Pete DeBoer put Donskoi on alert last week that he was at risk of losing his spot once the team’s forward group returned to full health for the first time since it acquired Gus Nyquist in a trade …last_img read more

December 20

Sharks’ Lean Bergmann, Mario Ferraro are the real deal

first_imgSAN JOSE — This was a night for reassurances.After the Sharks’ 4-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Thursday, there was reassurance that Erik Karlsson can look like his former self again, that Martin Jones is headed in the right direction, that rookies Lean Bergmann and Mario Ferraro belong in the NHL.Certainly the Flames, the defending Pacific Division champion, didn’t dress a lineup anything close to what they’ll go with in the regular season. Still, the Sharks needed to get all of their …last_img read more

December 16

Researcher Develops Password Hacking Software for Wi-Fi Networks Using Amazon Web Services

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… A researcher has developed software for breaking password protections used for wireless networks.According to Reuters, security expert Thomas Roth says he can break into protected networks by running 400,000 potential passwords per second using Amazon Web Services (AWS).Roth will present his findings at the Black Hat conference in Washington, DC. later this month.Roth made news last November when as we reported, he used the new Amazon Cluster GPU instance to crack SHA1 hashes. According to Wikipedia, “SHA-1 is the most widely used of the existing SHA hash functions, and is employed in several widely-used security applications and protocols.”Roth was able to crack 14 hashes with passwords ranging in length from one to six characters in 49 minutes.Now he has developed software using AWS that could be used to break into corporations, public institutions or the wireless networks people use in their homes.According to Reuters:Roth said that he used his software and Amazon’s cloud-based computers to break into a WPA-PSK protected network in his neighborhood. It took about 20 minutes of processing time. He has since updated his software to speed its performance and believes he could hack into the same network in about 6 minutes.“Once you are in, you can do everything you can do if you are connected to the network,” he said.Bruce Schneir is a security blogger who has also explored how the cloud is being used to hack passwords. He wrote in July about a mechanism that has been developed to capture network traffic that is then uploaded to the WPA Cracker. The data is then subject to a brute force cracking effort that can reduce exponentially the time it takes to crack a network. Schneir touches on other effects of the mechanism as well:It gets even better. If you try the standard 135-million-word dictionary and do not crack the WPA encryption on your target network, there is an extended dictionary that contains an additional 284 million words. In short, serious brute force wireless network encryption cracking has become a retail commodity.Password security is proving to be a risky proposition. Cloud computing makes it easier for hackers to take advantage of weak security networks. There will be some huge and successful attacks this year. The level of preparedness is just not high enough to expect anything else except for some very high profile break-ins. Related Posts alex williams Tags:#cloud#security center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

December 16

Green Job: Green Construction Superintendent

first_imgSouth of our nation’s capital, near the Navy Yard, the first phase of EYA’s Capitol Quarter project is well under way. It’s a residential rowhouse project that takes up nearly eight city blocks with mixed market rate, workforce, and subsidized rental housing. When completed, 90% of the project’s 300 units will be LEED for Homes certified. The remaining 10% will be subsidized housing units owned by the District of Columbia, which opted against LEED certification due to budget constraints.I visited this area back in the early 1990s when I was in college. To put it lightly, it was not an area that a bunch of college students should be roaming around in search for fun. It was fairly crime ridden and rundown. Even though I have been to Washington several times since the 90s, I never have had a reason to return to the Navy Yard area until last month, when I visited the Capitol Quarter project. The area has really changed, with projects like Capitol Quarter attempting to breathe positive energy into the resurgent neighborhood, avoiding complete gentrification. In the 19th century, the Navy Yard was a busy nautical center, with a prominent residential community. River pollution, the construction of the elevated Beltway, and other factors turned it into arguably one of D.C.’s most neglected and crime-ridden areas. Capitol Quarter is one of a multitude of projects taking place in the next few years that will reshape the neighborhood, which is home to Major League Baseball’s Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified professional sports stadium in the country.I hopped off the Navy Yard metro stop and walked a couple of blocks to Capitol Quarter. There I met Karen Benner, EYA’s new green construction superintendent. A year and a half ago, she was the product development manager, a position that was eliminated when the recession arrived. EYA felt that Karen’s interest in environmental issues and with her familiarity with new innovative products made her a perfect candidate for this new position overseeing green building strategy implementation on the Capitol Quarter project that had been many years in the making. I love stories about a green champion that retains a green job through this economic mess that we are in.In her new position, one of Karen’s first responsibilities was to survey and evaluate the nation’s residential green-building rating systems and help determine which one would best fit the project. The NAHB Green Building Standard hadn’t rolled out in earnest, and the company was too late to sign up for the pilot phase. It was determined that LEED for Homes was the best option, and the marketing potential of the USGBC rating system would be a benefit. (An aside: EYA is building a similar project in Virginia using the EarthCraft rating system.)After diving in to the LEED for Homes checklist and requirements, Karen compared them to EYA’s existing construction methodologies to determine which, if any, strategies would need to be modified, added or deleted in order to achieve certification. Years before, the company had tried to improve the envelopes of its homes for better energy efficiency, comfort, and indoor air quality. EYA incorporated panelization, which affected waste management and optimal framing. Location and Linkages were credits within LEED for Homes that were inherently achievable in Capitol Quarter, due to the infill location, typical of EYA’s projects.Karen did make the determination that a few strategies needed to be employed in the project, resulting in an additional cost of less that $1,000 per unit for LEED certification:Continuous rated bath fans were installed in powder rooms, allowing for fresh air introduction through a dampered passive inlet.Microwave/hoods were vented to the outside of each unit, removing humidity from inside the building envelope and reducing the possibility of mold growth.More CFLs were used in recessed lighting.Low-e windows were included.Aerators on lavatories, showers, and kitchen sinks were replaced.I’ll continue the discussion about Capitol Quarter next time and share some certification results, affordable unit info, sampling certification methods, and sales data.Check out my pictures of this project on Flickr.last_img read more