Get along to Culture Night across Donegal tonight!

first_imgIt’s Culture Night and hundreds of thousands of people across Ireland will be experiencing an explosion of creativity this evening as the country comes alive for Culture Night, Ireland’s annual nocturnal cultural extravaganza.With over 50 diverse events in 27 venues in Letterkenny alone this is a terrific opportunity for families to enjoy a totally unique evening of accessible, family friendly events and all completely free of charge.There is something for everyone to enjoy from generations of families experiencing new night-time adventures to groups of friends enjoying cultural genres they might never have before”.  Some of the highlights:Cybertribe in the Letterkenny Town Park and is a night time extravaganza of sculpture, performance and art installation is inspired by comic book visions of the future and real-life emerging cyber technologies.Guided tours at Letterkenny Courthouse along with a very special reading from the 2019 Culture Night ambassador poet Annemarie Ní Churreáin.Film and Exhibitions Selection of exhibitions at the Donegal County Museum including the Letterkenny Folk Festival featuring photographs, posters and leaflets from the collections of Sally Blake and Billy Watson to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the festival.  And ‘All Aboard the Donegal Railways!’ where visitors can also watch footage from the heyday of the trains and share memories of the railways of Donegal.Regional Cultural Centre is offering something special for all ages and interests with visual art, film and family workshops including ‘When I Was a Child’, a group exhibition curated by Peadar Mc Daid, featuring 50 artists presenting work that reflects something from their childhood.Over at Century Cinemas the Donegal Intercultural Platform, Donegal Travellers Project, Building Intercultural Communities (BIC) presents the launch of the Donegal Intercultural Arts Research Project Report and the screening of Garry Keane and Andrew McConnell’s film Gaza and Sai Sankar’s, Sakura Pooka, followed by Q&A with guest speakers.Children and Families The Central Library presents a fantastic programme of history and heritage with exhibitions, tours and the Jessica Harkin Family Magic Show kicking off proceedings. Something a little bit different..! An Grianán Theatre presents Waiting Tables For Godot, by Mockingbird Theatre Group with Ronan Carr and Anne Gallagher.  Performed in the theatre’s cafe bar with soup served in bowler hats for the customers, this show is about a pair of conjoined twins who are serving tables and waiting for Godot to come through the front door.The nearby Bus Éireann Bus Station presents a Donegal County Museum offsite exhibition as well as unique performance with Little John Nee who is Waiting On a Train. In this special Culture Night event he will present a series of songs and spoken word interludes on a theme of trains and railways.Get along to Culture Night across Donegal tonight! was last modified: September 20th, 2019 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)last_img read more

Blogged Morphs Into a Social News Service

first_imgTags:#Product Reviews#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts center_img Blogged started out as a straightforward blog directory in early 2008. Today, Blogged announced a major redesign of its product that puts the service’s focus on facilitating conversations around blog posts. Blogged now presents users with a Facebook-like feed of blog posts, with the ability to comment on posts and share them on Facebook and Twitter. In addition, Blogged also rolled out support for Facebook Connect and a widget that allows bloggers to bring comments made on their posts on Blogged back to their own blogs.Blogged slowly rolled out the new commenting features – as well as a FriendFeed-inspired option to ‘like’ posts – over the last few weeks. Some posts on the site are already getting hundreds of comments (a lot of them from Blogged’s Facebook application), so users are obviously quite enthusiastic about these new features. Allowing users to share the stories they like to Facebook directly from the site will only bring more user participation to the service. Bloggers have always been somewhat nervous about ‘comment fragmentation’ when it comes to services like Blogged, but there can be no doubt that these services also bring new readers to these blogs. The new widget that Blogged introduced today should help to alleviate some of these fears, as it will allow bloggers to showcase the discussions about their posts on Blogged back to their blogs.After this redesign, Blogged definitely feels like a mix between Google News and the Facebook news feed, which is not a bad thing. The blog directory, which once formed the basis of Blogged, has now been relegated to the back pages of the site, though it still provides a valuable service in its own right. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market frederic lardinoislast_img read more

Layar Celebrates 1st Birthday With New Features and Partnerships

first_img9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Matt Miesnieks, in charge of distribution at Layar, announced that LG, one of the world’s largest makers of handsets, would be pre-loading Layar onto all of its upcoming Android devices. A few weeks ago, LG announced it would be stepping up its Android game with plans to release 20 new handsets worldwide by year’s end. Layar has previously partnered with other manufacturers, like Samsung, and with this LG partnership the company will be on 1 in 3 new Android smartphones shipped this year.Layar also announced some additional features that will soon be available on the browser, including background actions and flexible refresh rates for more dynamic layers and moving points of interest (POI). Additionally, developers will be able to fully customize their layer’s AR experience by deciding what items to show and what to do when users click on objects. Finally, Layar will also now support animations and textures on 3D objects within layers. Also of note, Layar has formed its first major brand partnership with the sandwich franchise Quiznos – a brand known for fun and edgy marketing. Users of Layar will be able to find restaurant locations through the AR browser, as well as view promotional 3D objects at various U.S. landmarks like the New York Stock Exchange bull, and the Hollywood sign. Eventually, Quiznos hopes to allow for more functionality on Layar, possibly including ordering capabilities and location-based coupons. The partnership will benefit both companies, as Quiznos can extend its brand into AR and emerging social technologies, and Layar will likely benefit from further exposure via the Quiznos brand.Another important partnership announced today is with National Geographic, which will be using Layar to create AR travel guides. The first one will launch in Washington D.C. and will let users see photos, 3D objects and other items to help them discover interesting facts about the city as they travel through it. These announcements are encouraging to the greater augmented reality community as Layar makes progress not only within itself but with partnerships with brands and handset makers. According to Layar, it has 716,000 active users and will soon surpass 1,000 layers on its platform. Competition within the mobile AR browser space is heating up, which will drive innovation forward in the coming months and years. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… chris cameron Related Posts 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#Augmented Reality#web Today in Amsterdam, popular augmented reality (AR) mobile browser maker Layar is celebrating the one year anniversary of its launch with an event called NEXT. In the company’s brief lifetime, it has attracted millions of users to the Layar mobile application on Android and iPhone devices with its impressive catalog of layers. Today, the company made several announcements including additional international pre-load deals with handset manufacturers, new features for its browser, and partnerships with major brands.Making the biggest splash today at NEXT was a pair of announcements saved for the end of the opening keynotes by the Layar founders. CEO Raimo van der Klein announced that Layar will be opening up to user generated content, a feature popular among other browsers that lets users place tags in virtual space. Additionally, Layar is currently developing image recognition technology which it hopes to implement into its browser by the end of the year.The user placed objects will feature the ability to interact, connect, communicate and play with each other. Animated digital objects, which Layar is dubbing “Floaticons,” can be placed in virtual space and fed with “health” to keep it around – increasing the likelihood of user interaction. Image recognition – a highly requested feature that could help bring desktop style AR to the mobile phone – is being developed in collaboration with Kooaba, a leading developer of the technology.last_img read more

Perlas embracing tough challenge at Fiba Asia Women’s Cup

first_imgPagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Adamson breaks skid, stops Power Smashers for first win Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Photo from FibaAsia.comThe odds are stacked against the Philippine women’s national basketball team heading into the 2017 Fiba Women’s Asia Cup after being drawn in the same group with tournament favorites Japan and Australia.But more than facing a daunting task, Perlas Pilipinas coach Pat Aquino feels facing the top teams in Asia and Oceania is a big challenge that the team should embrace.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena MOST READcenter_img Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “It’s the way to level up. The only thing that can happen to us is to go up. It’s a challenge for us to compete with that kind of level,” Aquino told reporters during the PSA Forum Tuesday.Japan is a two-time Asian champion and will be led by 6-foot-3 forward Ramu Tokashiki, who is currently playing for the Seattle Storm in the WNBA.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAustralia, on the other hand, will be bannered by four WNBA players in Marianna Tolo, Katie-Rae Ebzery, Tessa Lavey and Laura Hodges.The Philippines, which is now ranked fifth in Asia, had a historic Fiba Asia stint two years ago after finally cracking Level I. China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Aquino said this year’s team is not much different from the previous.Making up the PH team, which is also in the same group as South Korea, are Allana Lim, Afril Bernardino, Raisa Palmera-Dy, Camille Sambile, Claire CastroRounding out the team are Andrea Tongco, Janine Pontejos, Chack Cabinbin, Cindy Resultay, Jack Animam, Gemma Miranda and Amby Almazan.The Fiba Asia Cup is set on July 23-29 in Bangalore, India.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Yeng Guiao sees NLEX 0-2 start as feeling-out phase

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Pido Jarencio not sweating Robert Bolick mistakes MOST READ Despite the loss and the unpleasant early record, Guiao said there are still silver linings—one that he thinks could bode well for them as the conference progresses.“This is only our second game and I think Poy (Erram) is beginning to play and jell better with the team,” he said. “He was able to get his touches and put himself into a [good] scoring position.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“Of course he had six turnovers. But he was just trying too hard and forcing things. Some of those (errors) weren’t even his fault,” Guiao added.Erram finished the game with a performance close to his usual numbers during his stint with Blackwater: 19 points on a 7-for-10 shooting clip, along with seven boards and three blocks. Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town View comments Winless start doesn’t concern Yeng Guiao yet. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNLEX has found itself in a 0-2 rut in the start of PBA’s Philippine Cup, but coach Yeng Guiao firmly believes that they just need time to recover their confidence“We just turned the ball over too many times. We had 23 and three or four of them came in the crucial part of the game,” Guiao told the press shortly after the Road Warriors lost to NorthPort Batang Pier on Sunday night.ADVERTISEMENT Guiao, though, clarified that he is not talking the loss lightly. He said matter-of-factly that he is disappointed. But in the same breath, he said that his squad isn’t waving the white flag just yet.“We’re bound to get better,” Guiao said. “We’re staying positive. We’ve improved on our rebounding which was a really bad [part of our play] in the first game.“We’re a bit better with our execution of plays, too. We were close but again, the problem is that we committed our turnovers in a crucial part.”Guiao hopes that the game on Wednesday heralds the turnaround he and his team is waiting for.“We have two more games [on deck]—on Wednesday and Sunday. If we can start winning again, I think all we need is a little time to regain our confidence.”ADVERTISEMENT NLEX faces listless sister team TNT first before going for Columbian next. Both games will be played at the Big Dome.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations LATEST STORIESlast_img read more