Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is not worried about speculation surrounding his star duo of Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez and does not expect their contract situation to affect performance. Both players have just over a year remaining on their current deals with the North London club, and some sections of the media have reported that the two are pushing the club to match the figures earned by the Premier League’s other top names. Sanchez is reportedly expected to be offered a mega-deal from the cash-rich Chinese Super League, with claims that former Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, who is now in charge of Hebei China Fortune, is ready to make a move for his fellow Chilean, with wages as high as £500,000 a week. “There is no concern, not at all. There is no concern. I answer you straight away,” said Wenger when asked if he was worried that he might lose his two stars. “You waste your time because these players have 18 months (left on their) contract, and I don’t see why there is any urgency in every press conference to have that question. Maybe you lack a bit of creativity in the newspapers and you always come up with the same subject. I don’t see why that should turn up in every press conference,” Wenger added. “If people want to go to China, they go to China. You can understand that I have completely different worries than China today ahead of the Manchester City game.” Arsenal have the financial ability to pay Sanchez and Ozil what they are asking for, even if it means breaking the club’s wage structure after years of being unable to compete with Europe’s richest teams. Ahead of the team’s clash this weekend, Arsenal have actually lost quite a few of their better players to Manchester City, who have not had any issue with paying out big wages while Arsenal focused on balancing their books after their move to the Emirates. Players such as Samir Nasri, Gael Clichy, Emmanuel Adebayor, and Bacary Sagna have all moved to City from Arsenal. “It has reduced, but it is still there,” Wenger said when asked if the financial gap between the two clubs had lessened. “We are not (as vulnerable) because today, I feel we can give financial satisfaction and support ambitions and values that can make the players happy at this club. Before, perhaps the financial gap was too big a difference to keep our players. We could not compete. we had to sell players,” Wenger reasoned.
DONEGAL trail Tyrone by just two points at half time despite being dominated for most of the first half.Full report to follow at full time.GAA: HALF TIME: DONEGAL 0-4, TYRONE 0-6 was last modified: June 27th, 2011 by gregShare 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)
Jim McGuinness chats with Charlie Collins from DonegalTV in the documentary which will be aired tonight.A DonegalTV special on Donegal’s march to Croke Park is to be broadcast tonight on SKY TV.For viewers in Donegal, Ireland and the UK, the documentary will air on Sky Bonanza Channel 266 at 7pm this evening.For viewers in America the special will air at 3pm on worldview & 5pm on MHz1 in DC. The DonegalTV team.The documentary will be hosted by Charlie Collins and will have exclusive interviews from both the minor & senior camps including Jim McGuinness, Michael Murphy, Rory Kavanagh, Frank McGlynn, Neil & Eamon McGee, Declan Bonner, Niall Harey, Stephen McBrearty and we will also have reaction from fans, family & GAA pundits.British based Canis Media CEO Clare Bramley is extremely enthusiastic about their new partnership with DonegalTV.“We are delighted as a new Service provider on the Sky platform to be associated with Donegal TV in this very exciting time for the County. Donegal TV is now an established brand name and the programmes they have produced to date have been of the highest quality. We look forward to working with them in the long term and to showcase Donegal to a worldwide audience and we wish the Donegal senior and minors the best of luck on Sunday next.”Shane Wallace from Donegal TV says that there will be an announcement shortly with regard to the next phase of Donegal TV which will include weekly shows to be screened in Ireland, UK and the USA. “We have Donegal GAA special shows being aired tonight (15th September) in Ireland and the UK at 7pm on Sky channel 266 and in the States scheduled to be shown at 3;00PM ET on MHz Worldview & 5p ET on MHz DC1. DONEGALTV DOCUMENTARY ON ROAD TO CROKER TO AIR ON SKY TONIGHT was last modified: September 15th, 2014 by StephenShare 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)
Odds and ends from around the Valley: Kudos to Spike Dolomite Ward and her Arts in Education Aid Council for hosting a shopping spree on Thursday for 27 middle- and secondary-school art teachers who normally have to dip into their own pockets or hustle candy bars and gift wrap to pay for students’ art supplies. “The Los Angeles Unified School District gives secondary-school teachers anywhere from $1 to $7 for each student for art supplies, which doesn’t come close to covering it,” said Ward, who joined with other moms six years ago to help teachers better do their jobs. “We faxed every secondary art teacher in the San Fernando Valley and told them to stop by the Canoga Park Youth Arts Center: The supplies were on us this year. They shouldn’t have to pay for them out of their own pockets.” Let’s also hear it for the Warner Center Rotary Club, which collected money to buy tents and blankets for victims left homeless by the devastating earthquake in Pakistan. Club members Ruzbe Mehta was born and raised in Pakistan. She’s been getting firsthand reports from her family of the devastation, and will leave Dec. 29 to see for herself. “There are so many heartbreaking stories of people who lost loved ones and everything they owned,” she said. “I’m proud that my community here has been so kind and caring in donating money and supplies to help them.” If you want to help victims of the earthquake, contact Ruzbe at (818) 885-5729. A $5 donation buys a blanket. A $100 donation provides a furnished tent for seven people. A good mechanic is hard to find, and after today there’ll be one less in Glendale. George McCullough is retiring after 41 years of gassing up and fixing cars at Glendale Avenue and Lexington Drive. George’s Automotive Service is the oldest full-serve station and independent garage in Glendale. A Walgreens will be built on the site. “I’m going to sit back awhile and reflect on what to do next,” said McCullough, 62. “I love my wife too much to be around her 24/7.” The good news for George’s longtime customers is that his three full-time mechanics will be moving to RPM Automotive at 130 N. Verdugo Road. And finally, the Valley Jazz Club’s big holiday bash this year will feature Johnny Vana’s Big Band Alumni, some of the top musicians in town from the Big Bands of the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s. Guests are being asked to bring unwrapped toys and nonperishable canned food that will be distributed to the West Valley Pantry in Woodland Hills and its Family Rescue Center in Canoga Park during the holidays. The show kicks off with an open jam session at 1 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Elks Hall, 20917 Osborne St., Canoga Park. The Big Band Alumni starts at 3 p.m. Tickets are $9 at the door. For more information, call (818) 347-4149 or visit www.valleyjazzclub.org. Dennis McCarthy’s column appears Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Dennis McCarthy, (818) 713-3749 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week One of Ward’s biggest supporters is Steve Aufhauser, who runs Continental Art Supplies, which chipped in $3,000 worth of supplies. “We have a running joke that if a customer identifies themselves as an LAUSD art teacher, we take pity on them and give them a substantial discount,” Aufhauser said, adding that all art school teachers get a discount at his store. Jessica Perry, an art teacher at Porter Middle School in Granada Hills, is one of the lucky ones. Her program was awarded two grants this year that made it possible for her students to paint murals and take field trips. “If it wasn’t for those grants, we wouldn’t be able to do either,” she said, while loading up on free supplies. If you want to help Spike out with art supplies for her next free shopping day, call (818) 705-8758 or visit www.aieac.org.
A solicitor has accused the National Transport Authority of using a “sledge to crack a nut” after a taxi-driver appeared in court for not giving a customer a receipt.Danny Doherty appeared at Letterkenny District court charged with the offence. The court was told that officers from the department stopped Mr Doherty when he was leaving off a fare at Letterkenny Shopping Centre.Officer Eugene McHale said he saw a woman hand Mr Doherty cash but he did not hand the passenger a receipt.The driver was issued with a fixed penalty charge notice of €40 but did not pay the fine within 28 days as required.Solicitor for the accused, Patsy Gallagher, asked Inspector McHale if there was anything wrong with the taxi and was told there was not.Mr Gallagher said he had often travelled in taxis but had never received a receipt.In response, a solicitor for the National Transport Authority said there was an obligation on the driver to print and offer a receipt to all customers.He added that there was a Class C fine of €2,500 and expenses as a result of the offence.Mr Gallagher replied that the NTA was using a “sledge to crack a nut.”Judge Paul Kelly said that may well be the case but it was still the law.Mr Gallagher said he apologised but then it may well be a case that there was “no bell on his bicycle.”Judge Kelly added that the laws is there and it was not for Mr Gallagher to criticise the court or the National Transport Authority for doing their job.Judge Kelly ordered Mr Doherty of 43 Cornfield Lane, Newtowncunningham to pay €200 in costs.Taxi-driver fined for not giving passenger receipt was last modified: October 5th, 2017 by StephenShare 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:Danny Dohertydonegalreceipttaxi
It is now possible for motorist to check out traffic at two of Letterkenny’s busiest junctions on the Donegal County Council website with live feeds from new state of the art traffic cams strategically located at the Polestar Roundabout and at Station Roundabout. These live feeds are available at: http://www.donegalcoco.ie/services/roadsservice/parkingsection/letterkennytrafficcams/ .They have been introduced as an aid for motorists so they can plan their journeys in and around Letterkenny and will be especially useful this weekend with the Joule Donegal International Rally taking place in what is often one of the busiest weekends on the roads in Donegal. Speaking this week, Donal Walker, Senior Executive Engineer with Donegal County Council said that the Council is delighted to be in a position to bring this additional offering to road users in Letterkenny.“You can simply visit www.donegalcoco.ie and click on Parking Section and select the Live Traffic Cams button. We have four cameras at different locations at each roundabout and this means that the road user can get a good view of the traffic levels approaching the roundabout from different directions”.Head of Information Systems with Donegal County Council Brian Boyle explains that this is all about giving motorists and other road users the best information possible to allow them to make good decisions about their journeys saying “we are always looking at new and innovative ways of assisting road users in making good informed driving decisions and this is another option that is now available on our website.”New Live traffic cams for Letterkenny at Polestar and Station roundabouts was last modified: June 15th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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)
Brand South Africa calls for entry for the Cape Town International Film Market Festival “Most Patriotic South African Arts Ambassador” AwardJohannesburg, Friday 07 September 2018 – Brand South Africa has partnered with the Cape Town International Film Market Festival (CTIFMF), to strategically uncap the creative industries as an imperative contributor to the Nation Brand image and competitiveness.The South African film industry has had a positive economic impact on the economy, this as articulated by The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) in its 2017 second Economic Impact Assessment study. The film industry in South Africa had R5.4 billion contributions to the GDP, compared to the R3.5 Billion in 2013. In total, the operations of the film industry in South Africa raised the level of production by approximately R12.2 billion, an overall positive impact.The CTIFMF is an annual celebration of filmmaking, culture and the business of film. Positioned to become Africa’s premier film industry platform, the CTIFMF draws attendees and media coverage from more than 80 countries. The 2018 edition of the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival will take place from the 9th – 19th October 2018 at venues across the iconic V & A Waterfront, welcoming diverse and exciting attendees from all over the world.Speaking on this opportunity Brand South Africa’s General Manager for Marketing, Ms Sithembile Ntombela said; “Brand South Africa has identified an opportunity to utilise the Film Festival as a platform to promote Nation Brand pride and patriotism. It is, for this reason, we created the “Most Patriotic South African Arts Ambassador” award category, this is surely a unique one for the film industry and the country”.The CTIFMF is aligned to Brand South Africa’s mission to build individual alignment to the Nation Brand in South Africa, and pride and patriotism amongst South Africans. A perfect catalyst in identifying young creatives as an innovator and a pioneer in the transformation of the creative industries that also positively tell the South African extraordinary narrative.“The award was specially created because we understand the broad impact that leading arts personalities have on the development of a Nation’s Brand We, therefore, call on our young creatives to enter for the award, the winner of the award becomes a marketable asset for Brand South Africa to engage with even after the CTIFMF”, adds Ms Ntombela.Call for entry date open:Open till Sunday, 16 September 2018, The three nominees with the most votes will be selected as finalists. Voting for the winner will take place via a Facebook Poll from 17 – 28 September and the winner will be announced and handed an award at the Festival’s closing Night Awards Ceremony on 19 October.Criteria for the award:The nominees must be SA citizens.Their genre of arts is not limited to that of the filmmaking industry.Nominees may be musicians, dancers, writers/authors etc.Nominees must have tangibly promoted South Africa through either their work, social media, endorsements, interviews or project support.The nominees must reflect the values of Ubuntu and nation-building.The nominees must be internationally recognised, and either perform, be published or work outside of South Africa (an added benefit).The nominee must have no criminal record or pending criminal charges.Where to enter:Nominations to be sent to the Cape Town International Film Market Festival Facebook page: https://web.facebook.com/filmfestival.capetown/For Interview request or more information kindly contact;Ntombi Ntanzi,Email: email@example.comT: +27 (0) 11 712-5000 Direct: +27 (0) 11 712 5071
Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting In an effort to help advertisers reach key consumers, Peerset is launching what it describes as a “psycho-graphic targeting tool.” Not unlike dating algorithms, Peerset’s targeting algorithm takes keywords and meta data from online profiles and matches them with relevant information. With dating sites, users receive recommendations on potential mates; with Peerset, users receive advertisements and deals on relevant products and services. Video life-streaming network Justin.tv is just one of the groups already reaping the benefits of this system. Said Justin.tv’s Director of Advertising Operations, Scott Newton, “Peerset gives Justin.tv’s advertisers the ability to target users in unique and powerful ways. The company enables Justin.tv to go beyond demographic targeting and target by user interests. Advertisers benefit from a higher response rate when ads are targeted to passions and interests.”In the past, marketers have centered campaigns on a specific demographic group. Clients define key stakeholder groups, like 18- to 35-year-old urban male techies, and marketers look for corresponding ad placement packages. With Peerset, stakeholders are targeted after a brand has already been audited. Peerset scrapes data from millions of sites, profiles and status messages and compiles a series of word clusters. While seemingly unrelated, Grey’s Anatomy, John Mayer and Starbucks coffee are clustered together simply because a large number of users have expressed interest in all three topics. These users might come from vastly different demographic groups, but their interests are the same. The system can then serve ads to them by matching general word clusters or by targeting specific users who have expressed an interest in one or more core concepts. Peerset operates on the belief that this interest-based targeting outperforms traditional demographic targeting. The service price varies based on a percentage of your ad buy. Says Peerset CEO, Mike “JB” John-Baptiste, “We’re betting on the fact that if you can find commonality in data, you can scale it and generate sales.” To try Peerset visit Peerset.com. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#start#startups A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… dana oshiro
dana oshiro Tags:#Never Mind the Valley#start 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts RWW’s Never Mind the Valley series:AustinBangaloreBeijingBostonBoulderIsraelLondonLos AngelesNew YorkPortland Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… FUNDINGSays Sean Percival, developer and founder of LA tech blog Lalawag, “The tech space in the Valley feels over saturated at every level, at least to me. Here in LA there are still so many untapped resources and opportunities.” Similarly Twiistup producer Francisco Dao remarks, “There’s certainly a smaller funding infrastructure in LA but it is MUCH more accessible. SoCal VC’s can be easily found at events looking to meet entrepreneurs. In Northern California, it’s harder to get into the loop and get to know some of the VCs and players.” In some cases, competition to pitch angels in the Bay is so fierce that entrepreneurs have paid to present their companies. Upset by the exploitative practice of pay-to-play angel pitch sessions, serial entrepreneur Jason Calacanis recently launched the Open Angel Forum. Based out of LA, the Forum allows companies to submit an application free of charge with the best applicants invited to dinner alongside some top-tier angels. Other LA-based funding sources include firms like Rustic Canyon Partners and GRP VC. Dealmaker Media also hosts regular LA-based events where founder Debbie Landa invites some of the country’s top VCs to coach LA startups through industry trends and tactics. MENTORSHIPAs for mentorship opportunities, in 2009 GRP VC‘s Mark Suster created Launchpad LA to offer help to early-stage LA-based entrepreneurs. The group meets virtually 2 times per month and seasoned veterans pass their knowledge on to startup newcomers. Some of these newbies include companies like band app-maker Mobile Roadie and parenting social network Totspot. Says Suster, “We historically didn’t have a ton of successful tech companies. But things have changed and now companies like PriceGrabber, MySpace and Shopzilla are well established. LA is seeing a resurgence in second time entrepreneurs and it’s this generation of people that are helping breed success for others.”Docstoc CEO Jason Nazar also works with Dealmaker to host a monthly Startups:Uncensored meet up series. Meanwhile, Francisco Dao’s Twiistup is the event to attend for SoCal tech networking. Says Dao, “I think the smaller more familial environment in LA may act as almost a natural incubator. Everyone talks to everyone else here.” There’s an old saying that “a cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.” Lucky for them, the LA tech scene gets to experience warmth in more ways than one.Photo Credit: Lisa Newton A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Best known for its movie stars, sun and surf, Los Angeles probably isn’t the first place you’d think to breed technology. But when you consider the influence of investors like Jason Calacanis and Mark Suster, in addition to the fact that companies like Demand Media and Docstoc call Southern California home, it’s not surprising that the community is emerging as one of the country’s hottest startup hubs. ReadWriteWeb caught up with some defining characters of the LA Tech scene to find out why they’ve made their homes away from the traditional tech haunts of Silicon Valley.
Tags:#Android#mobile#Poll Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts Image credit: Ubergizmo This week, a survey of Android developers conducted by Baird’s William Powers was highlighted by CNN’s Fortune blog in a post titled “Android is a Mess, Say Developers.” The results showed that a large number of developers have begun to build Android applications – in fact, 71% said they were building for Android, while 62% said they were building for iOS. But Fortune’s blogger, the pro-Apple Philip Elmer DeWitt focused on another aspect of the survey’s results: the problems that building for Android entails.At the top of the list was the fragmentation issue, with 56% of developers saying it was a “meaningful” or “huge” problem. Do you agree? Let us know in this week’s poll.Fragmentation is Real, but How Much of a Problem?This isn’t the first time we’ve heard this complaint from developers. Fragmentation, not just of the OS itself, but the large number of Android devices and form factors out there, means that developers have to deal with a much more complicated environment than they do when building for the iPhone or iPad.According to the survey, 24% of developers said fragmentation was a “huge” problem, 33% said it was a “meaningful” problem, 13% said it was somewhat of a problem and 17% said it was a problem. Only 14% said it was not a problem.In addition, the survey asked about other issues, like store fragmentation (due to the alternative marketplaces for apps), ease of development, app visibility and the ability to get paid. Apparently, fragmentation made Android difficult to build for, because iOS beat it here on the “ease of development” question. What also interested us in reading through this news were the comments on the original blog post. A sampling:..Android development is significantly easier because I’m a Java developer. Objective-C is only used on Apple…I’d have to learn a whole new language to build apps for the iPhone…Fragmentation can be solved by specifying hardware requirements in your manifest file. I’ve been developing for both and Android development is much easier. Am I alone in this opinion?Seems to me that the universe of this poll is way too limited. I develop for both and I think Android is much easier. Of course fragmentation is an issue but, like in any product develop cycle, you have to define who is the target of your product.Seems odd to me that IOS is rated as easier to develop on, for the simple reason that Android development is done in Java, a language most developers new to the platform already know. Objective C is an elegant language, but it does have a learning curve.What if Android is fragmented…what developers care for: “is there an audience big enough for me to make money?” If yes, they will go through any amount of pain. As an Android developer with over 30,000 downloads I can say that “fragmentation” is a problem, but its a problem in the same way the CSS browser incompatibly is a problem. Yes its annoying but nobody is calling HTML/CSS “fragmented”.Missing the trees for the forest. Developers are CHOOSING Android first DESPITE what laypersons refer to as fragmentation. That should tell you something, namely that Android is a much more preferable development environment than iOS.So, what do you think? Is Android fragmentation the “huge” and “meaningful” problem this survey says it is? And does that mean it makes Android much harder to build for? And by the way, how is it that the survey asked if something is a problem, a huge problem, a meaningful problem or somewhat of a problem all in the same question? Really?! How about something a little more straightforward?Is Android development a problem or not, or only somewhat?You tell us – in what’s hopefully a little less biased of a poll question. sarah perez The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology