What another superb weekend club revellers had at Donegal’s No.1 nightspot Voodoo Venue.Its firmly established itself as the No.1 clubbing spot in the North-West which caters for all ages.Its VINTAGE room upstairs is strictly over 25’s and is gaining huge popularity with revellers over 25. Every weekend crowds flock to the venue and its popularity shows no signs of stopping.Their desire to always meet and exceed customer expectations will ensure it will remain the No.1 clubbing venue in the North-West in 2015.Every week in conjunction with Donegal Daily, Voodoo Venue run a picture special competition on the site.If your face is circled in the picture special above, then you’ve just won FREE Champagne and FREE VIP entry for four. Contact Voodoo via Facebook and claim your prize now. 🙂Make sure and check out their Facebook page below for details of this weekend.https://www.facebook.com/VOOD00venueletterkenny PICTURE SPECIAL: YET ANOTHER SUPERB WEEKEND AT DONEGAL’S NO.1 CLUB VOODOO VENUE was last modified: January 14th, 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnews
A Donegal county councillor has called on embattled fellow councillor John O’Donnell to resign.The Standards in Public Office today found that the Kilmacrennan contravened ethics legislation after he appeared on an RTE Investigates programme.The programme was fronted by a fake reporter who pretended to be working for an energy company seeking political lobbying for a windfarm to be placed in Donegal. Now Cllr Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig says the finding by SIPO means that Cllr O’Donnell must go.He said “The report from Standards in Public Office today finding that John O’Donnell contravened Ethics legislation by seeking to be paid by an undercover reporter confirms what the public knew all along.“Also it vindicates the position I took at the time calling on O’Donnell to resign.“I wonder how those Cllrs who blocked us at the time from removing him from positions of influence will stand over their vote now? “I call again on Cllr. O’Donnell to do the decent thing and resign immediately.”Councillor calls on embattled John O’Donnell to resign was last modified: March 26th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)
Fine goals from Ross McCormack and Matt Smith gave Fulham the advantage despite Wigan controlling much of the play.The Whites began the game brightly and went in front after only four minutes.Sean Kavanagh rolled the ball to McCormack, who curled it brilliantly around Scott Carson from the edge of the box for his 13th goal of the season.But Wigan, in Gary Caldwell’s first game as manager, found their way back into the game and also converted their first chance, after 20 minutes.Having been restored to the starting line-up, Jermaine Pennant fired in a free-kick past Marcus Bettinelli after Scott Parker had fouled James McClean.With Fulham on the back foot for much of the half, McCormack almost grabbed his second, only to be denied at the last moment by a sliding challenge from Harry Maguire.And it was his strike partner who put Fulham ahead again 10 minutes before the break.Smith found a pocket of space 30 yards out and unleashed a sublime shot into the top corner to give the Whites an undeserved half-time lead.Fulham: Bettinelli; Grimmer, Turner, Burn, Husband; Hoogland, Parker, Tunnicliffe, Kavanagh; Smith, McCormack. Subs: Kiraly, Stafylidis, Hutchinson, Ruiz, Kačaniklić, Woodrow, Rodallega.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Looking to read as much as he could, Cotton eventually grew bored of it and decided to put down the book to pick up a new hobby — … MESA, Ariz. — Jharel Cotton’s first bullpen session of the spring was a long time coming.The right-hander is approaching the year-mark since his Tommy John surgery, and Tuesday was his first time throwing off a mound the full distance to the plate. But before that, Cotton found himself looking for ways to keep himself busy back at his offseason home in Detroit.
NAPA — The Raiders got a glimpse of life with Antonio Brown Tuesday, and the perennial Pro Bowl receiver left coaches and teammates wanting more.That’s just a little preview, a little taste, so imagine him being in on every play with (Derek Carr) back there,” wide receiver J.J. Nelson said. “It’s going to be fun. It’s going to be exciting. I’m looking forward to lighting up the scoreboard.”Brown went through warmups and drills in full pads, and then through one session with receivers …
Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Ray Parker is an entrepreneur and internet marketer with over 9 years of experience in Search Engine Optimization, Creative Writing and Digital Marketing. Tags:#Internet of Things#iot in event industry#iot solutions#Trending Ray Parker Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Related Posts Event planning and management have gone far beyond what it was in the past. From manual registration to collaboration with the attendees, everything has changed with the emergence of technology. From mobile event apps to Virtual and augmented reality, event planners are finding unique ways to engage attendees as much as they could.With the rise of technology in the event industry, Internet of Things has become the buzzword as well. If you are not aware of what Internet of Things is all about, let us have a brief overview.What is the Internet of Things?Internet of Things is defined as the network of Internet-connected objects, able to collect and exchange data using embedded sensors.Connected things include everything from refrigerators to coffee makers and wearable devices to cell phones.The recent hype in IoT has been quite surprising and an estimated projection suggests that there will be as many as 50 billion connected devices by 2020.The opportunities offered by IoT in any industry will also play a vital role in revolutionizing event industry. From attendees tracking to check-in and cashless payments, event industry will see a major shift in driving attendees and engaging them.Why is the Internet of Things Helpful in Event Management?The event industry is dependent on data more than any other industry. From attendees to caterers and venues to speakers, everything needs a valid data and it is only possible through the Internet of Things.The data helps event managers and planners to make informed decisions. The data extracted can be helpful in automating attendee management, intelligent lighting, keeping your guests safe and comfortable, and automatic notification based on iBeacon technology.How Event Planners and Managers Can Benefit from IoT?The event industry can benefit from the opportunities offered by IoT. How event planners and managers can benefit from IoT, let us have a look.Access to InformationEvents are successful only if attendee experience is unique and drive engagement. For instance, NFC device like iBeacon can connect with attendees in order to access schedule seamlessly, check in to the event and offer precise mapping and direction within the event premises.Beacons also allow event staff to view visitors’ data from the wearable devices, such as wristbands and smart lanyards. It helps them to collaborate and pitch them in a more personalized way.Moreover, smart lanyards can help attendees to attend specific session or talk based on their profile. In addition, they can also inform other attendees to attend sessions based on their profession and profile. Hence, IoT can help event managers and planners perfectly pitch tailored message to the attendees based on their interests.Automated Registration and Check-inSmartphones are now equipped with NFC, GPS, WIFI, and BLE. These features can help event managers to automate the registration process of attendees at events without making a mess. For instance, BLE connectivity can enable attendees to use their smartphones to collaborate with the onsite registration software to check in when they are near event venue.Moreover, they can be directed to collection booth to get their event badges through a notification on their mobile phone. It would help event managers to save time and utilize automated system instead of the workforce for onsite registrations.Interactive PostersWith the help of NFC, attendees can tap on posters or products through their mobile device to get more information. It would allow the exhibitors to extract the list of potential customers who are interested in the product offering.The potential of IoT is beyond one’s imagination. The real advantage of using IoT in events is to collect data from any device. Imagine if an event planner incorporates the attendee data, it allows them to collect useful information, allowing them to create a personalized experience for the audience.As you leave the event venue, you receive a notification that acknowledges you for visiting the event and a link to an event survey. At the same time, an email is sent to you with the list of exhibitors that you have visited and information about their service offerings.Heat Map and NavigationAllowing attendees to connect to the WIFI or adding BLE chips into the event badges can allow event managers to generate a heat map. The heat map will keep track of the attendees’ location to know which part of the event engages them the most.With the help of this data, event managers can start improving the way they organize and arrange a venue. Moreover, they can also analyze the most visited areas where attendees were engaged the most and devise new strategies to market the product in a better way.Security and Safety of AttendeesSmart buildings are optimal to deal with any kind of problems or hazards. Windows and doors in smart buildings are controlled wirelessly through the connection of beacons and cameras. With minimum to no human intervention, guests can be welcomed and unwanted visitors can be kept out. Moreover, the air conditioners, lighting, and heating appliances can be managed wirelessly in order to meet with the rapid changes in the venue.ConclusionThe deployment of new technologies in your event can help you gather useful data, leading to more efficient event management. It depends on you how you utilize the data because deploying the latest technology is not beneficial unless you are ignoring the key data metrics. Follow the Puck
These are the 8 After Effects plugins that you should have in your motion design arsenal!Plugins add extra functionality to After Effects and every good motion designer probably has a few they rely on everyday. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a newbie to After Effects, these 8 plugins can help you take your motion design skills to the next level.1. Trapcode ParticularTrapcode Particular is a particle system plugin that allows users to create customized particles in After Effects like smoke, rain, clouds and dust. Particular offers more functionality than After Effects’ built-in Particle World plugin and uses realistic physics. Using Particular you can create particle based lines, shapes and patterns in 3D space.Price: $399 via Red Giant 2 Element 3D v.2Element 3D is a popular plugin created by VideoCopilot that allows users to upload and use 3D models within Adobe After Effects. If you don’t know how to use modeling software like Maya or Cinema 4D, Element 3D can help you import and edit 3D models quickly. Element 3D works incredibly fast considering all the functionality it brings to After Effects.Element 3D Version 2 was recently released, bringing added features such as ambient occlusion and lighting presets to your imported 3D models.Price: $199.95 via Video Copilot3. Plexus 2Plexus is a plugin that takes layers and breaks them up into smaller objects. This also comes with .obj support, meaning you can import models from most 3D graphics softwares and have the objects broken up in 3D space. These 3D objects can serve as containers or forms for Plexus to use.Plexus also has the ability to create the incredibly popular 3D connected dots design (we’re seeing this used everywhere). Plexus allows for the use of 3D bezier splines, meaning you can adjust lines in 3D space. All of the 3D objects in Plexus also work with 3D cameras and depth of field.Price: $199.99 via Rowbyte4. Optical FlaresAlthough they can definitely be overused, lens flares can be a great way to add visual interest to your scene. While there are a lot of really good lens flare generators out there, our favorite is Optical Flares from VideoCopilot. With Optical Flares, users can create custom lens flares that work in 3D space. Optical Flares are designed to look realistic and use various effects such as chromatic aberration for a more realistic look. Optical Flares also come with a preset library.Price: $124.95 via Video Copilot5. Newton 2Newton is a 2D physics engine for After Effects that allows users to apply real-world physics to 2D objects. More specifically it’s Newton’s ability to apply gravity in a number of different ways including: gravity scale, magnetism, and fixed rotation properties. Newton also allows users to create realistic physics-based rigs to simulate pivots, pistons, springs, and distance joints.Price: $249.99 via Newton6. Continuum CompleteBoris Continuum Complete is the Swiss Army Knife of After Effects plugins. Inside Continuum Complete users will find hundreds of plug-in effects that serve a wide-range of purposes. From glitches to generators, to chroma key tools, lens flares and dissolves, Continuum Complete offers a varied toolset for a wide variety of projects.Price: $995 via Boris7. TwitchAlthough Twitch has been around for a while, I think it’s still one of the most useful plug-ins you can buy. Twitch does exactly what the name implies, adds glitch effects to your footage. With the plug-in you have the ability to adjust scale, light, color, blur and time. The plug-in also comes with an assortment of sound effects.Price: $45 via Video Copilot8. DuIKDuIK is a plug-in designed to help users animate in After Effects. If you’re familiar with animation, you probably know that rigging and inverse kinematics are vital to making animated characters more realistic. Unfortunately, you don’t have the ability to perform inverse kinematics using the built-in tools in After Effects. That’s where DuIK comes into play. With DuIK you can create complex rigs that simulate muscle, bones, and IK. Plus, it’s free!Price: Free via Duduf Can you think of any plugins that should have made the list? Share in the comments below.
Bhim Army, on Sunday, hit out at Milind Ekbote, demanding that the right-wing leader be detained ahead of the 201st anniversary celebrations of the 1818 Koregaon-Bhima battle on January 1 to prevent him from aggravating social tensions.Milind Ekbote, prime accused in orchestrating the Bhima-Koregaon clashes, had earlier written to the Bhima-Koregaon inquiry panel urging them to deny permission to Bhim Army’s rally in Pune on December 30.“Who is Ekbote, who is named in an FIR as the chief instigator of the Bhima-Koregaon riots and is out on bail, to deny us permission? He has always disturbed the peace in the past with his inflammatory remarks. We urge the Pune police not to give importance to his affidavit and place him under house arrest till the January 1 ceremony passes off peacefully,” said Datta Pol, the outfit’s Pune district president, speaking to The Hindu on Sunday.The Dalit outfit is planning to hold a ‘Bhima-Koregaon Sangharsh Mahasabha’ at the city’s SSPMS grounds on December 30. Chandrashekhar Azad ‘Ravan’ is expected to speak at the event.Mr. Azad, who is scheduled to reach Maharashtra on December 28, will be speaking in Mumbai, Latur and Amravati as well.Threat to public peace and order, says EkboteEarlier this week, appearing before the two-member Bhima-Koregaon inquiry commission, Mr. Ekbote submitted that the Bhim Army’s proposed rally constituted a “new threat” to public peace and order.Mr. Ekbote claimed that a rally held last year had “provoked” people and “promoted hatred and social division”.“The Jaysthambha [victory pillar at Bhima-Koregaon] is not only being treated as a religious place for worship, but a false historical narrative is being constructed by the political leaders from the Dalit community,” Mr. Ekbote said in his plea.Mr. Ekbote, who heads ‘Samasta Hindu Aghadi’, had vehemently opposed the ‘Elgaar Parishad’ held last year on December 31, a day before the clashes erupted at the village of Bhima-Koregaon.Police permissionSlamming Mr. Ekbote, Mr. Pol denigrated his claims as “ridiculous”, commenting that the Bhima-Koregaon Ranstambh (victory pillar) was not a ‘religious place of worship’ and used to be frequented by members from the Dalit community even before Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s visit there in 1927.Mr. Pol further said that the process of getting police permission to hold the rally was on and that a few formalities needed to be completed.“The Bund Garden police, under whose jurisdiction our proposed event falls, has asked us to submit documents pertaining to the arrangements at the venue. We are in the process of submitting the same,” he informed.Meanwhile, the Ramdas Athawale-led RPI (A) has urged the administration to deny permission to rallies being held within 500 metres of the victory pillar in a bid to maintain order during the celebrations.“We further appeal to individuals and parties to desist from spreading misinformation through social media and posters or uttering provocative speeches and statements calculated to cause discord between castes or communities,” said RPI (A) leader Ashok Kamble.While lakhs of Dalits converged on the victory pillar (Ranstambh or Jayastambh) each year to pay their respects, the celebrations this year were marred by riots that left one person dead besides aggravating social tensions across Maharashtra.Since then, there have been two investigations into the affair. The Pune Rural police has lodged an FIR against right-wing Hindutva leaders Sambhaji Bhide ‘Guruji’ and Milind Ekbote, naming them as the orchestrators of the violence.The Pune City police have conducted multi-city crackdowns across the country and have arrested ten noted intellectuals and activists including advocate Surendra Gadling, Professor Shoma Sen, poet P. Varavara Rao and Sudha Bharadwaj among others for their alleged links with Maoist outfits and for their roles in the ‘Elgaar Parishad’ and the subsequent Bhima-Koregaon clashes.
Topics: I’ve been getting this question more and more lately, as Twitter becomes more and more mainstream and the business benefits of Twitter are more and more talked about.First, a word of caution. When engaging in any social media, you want to do so authentically – it will involve a fair amount of your participation, both give and take. Your first step once you join Twitter should probably not be to go follow 1,000 people. First of all, you very possibly might not be able to due to recent limits set by Twitter. This act seems kind of spammy, and that’s the last thing you want to do in social media. You should aim to let your community grow organically. That said, there are a few things you can do to get started.The first thing you absolutely have to do once you sign up for a Twitter account (though you can do this before signing up for Twitter, but you won’t be able to do much beyond this), is start monitoring who and what people are saying about your company. Go to Search.Twitter or Tweetscan (it may be worth it to use both, or even additional Twitter search engines, as they don’t all pick up on everything) and search for your company name, your executives’ names, perhaps your competitors’ names. You’ll see all the recent tweets that mention that name or phrase. What’s also great about these services is you can subscribe by RSS to this thread so you’ll be able to keep tabs on new posts about your company. When someone does talk about your company – respond, favorite the tweet perhaps if it’s favorable, and start following the person.A very close second most important thing to do once you’re on Twitter is to actually engage in the Twitter community. If you want people to follow you, you need to give them a reason to. Post interesting tweets, respond to others (see first point above). As noted in my word of caution, you want to be an authentic participant in the community. One of the wonderful things about Twitter is that you have to opt-in to receive someone’s updates (follow them). So, you need to think of ways to warrant a follow. I’ve been pretty impressed with Whole Foods in this regard. I started following them, though I’m no Whole Foods nut, because of their interesting tweets like “TOTD” (tweet of the day), and interesting food-related tweets like plugging food festivals across the country.Those are really the two most important things you can do on Twitter. But, if you’re still interested in ramping up your Twitter following, here are a few additional ideas:Go back to Search.Twitter and search on more general phrases that relate to the audience you’re trying to reach. Subscribe to those updates and respond/follow as appropriate.Check out the directories, like Twellow. Twellow is a directory of Twitter users categorized by industry or interest. There are a few other cool services, like Twubble and Twits Like Me. ReadWriteWeb posted a great article on these services here.Follow those who follow you. People like to feel like you’re listening to them and that they’re engaging in a two-way conversation with you. A follow-back is a great way to set that environment.Check out who your followers are following. They are likely interested in similar topics, and are a natural extenstion to your existing network.One more thought to consider before you get going: Will you be setting up a company Twitter account or will various employees have personal Twitter accounts (or both)? At HubSpot, we recently launched our company Twitter account @hubspot that a few of us monitor and update. There are also a bunch of us who have our own personal accounts, including our CEO, CSA, VP Marketing, and lots of others from across the company, including myself of course. The question is which brand you are building up – your corporate brand, or your personal brand (which in turn contributes to the company brand as well). I like the mix of both, though a lot of marketers may not have the bandwith to support more than one Twitter account. Either way, the first thing you must do after reading this post is to reserve your company’s name on Twitter before someone else does.If you want to see some companies out there who are doing a great job on Twitter, check out Zappos or Whole Foods. If you want to see a full list of companies on Twitter, check out the new Social Brand Index (and it wouldn’t hurt to get listed there, too, while you’re at it).Have you had any luck building a following for your company on Twitter? Do you have any additional techniques that worked for you? What have you learned from other companies on Twitter – good and bad approaches? Leave a comment and let’s discuss. Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Social Media Originally published Aug 18, 2008 9:15:00 AM, updated October 29 2019