first_imgPIX: Gabrielle Gallagher: DONEGAL are a win away from returning to the National League Division One at the first time of asking after winning their semi-final play-off against a tough Westmeath outfit in Clones today.Davy McLaughlin’s side had been convincing winners over the same opposition just a few weeks ago, but there were always doubts over whether the Leinster side were really on show that day.And that proved to be the case as Donegal – who topped the table – faced stiff resistance this time around in the first half. Each side recorded just three scores in the opening period – but Donegal two goals and a point saw them lead 2-01 to 0-03 at the break.Whatever the Moville man said at half-time got the Donegal girls fired up and they eventually eased to a 3-10 to 1-04 victory, Yvonne McMonagle getting two of the goals with Amber Barrett also netting.They will now play Armagh in the Division 2 final in a fortnight’s time after the Orchard County recorded a 2-20 to 1-08 victory over Cavan.At Red Hughs today Cavan’s U16s saw off Donegal’s U16s in a very physical game in the Championship. The visitors led from start to finish in a game which saw a number of Donegal players injured.Cavan eventually won by eight points 0-11 to 0-03.The Donegal U14 Championship squadCavan also defeated Donegal’s U14s in the Championship as the local girls travelled to Templeport on Saturday.The well-drilled Cavan girls, who have been in development teams for six years, scored a goal after just 12 seconds and it took some time for the Donegal girls – making their championship debut – to settle.Donegal trailed by five points at the break and they put in a battling performance in the second half, were denied two clear penalty shouts and conceded two goals in the last minute to put a bit of a gloss on the Cavan win of 5-12 to 2-06. The girls host Tyrone next Saturday in Donegal – venue to be confirmed – needing a victory to progress in a Championship dominated this year by Cavan and Monaghan.The victorious U14 development teamThe U14 Development team continues to shine and the girls are an hour away from a final.The girls travelled to Kinawley on Saturday to take on Fermanagh and fought back from being down at half-time to win comfortably.Sabrina White’s girls now need a win over bottom-placed Armagh to set up a League Final against Down, a team they outplayed but ultimately lost out to in the first game of the season. Donegal U14 midfielder Niamh Skelly (Moville) rises to pick the ball out of the air against Cavan. Pic Gabrielle GallagherGaoth Dobhair’s Clodagh Gallagher bursting through against CavanAmy Boye Carr (N Conaill) has her shirt pulled as she runs at the Cavan defenceMya Alcorn (Termon) fires the ball to the back of the net for Donegal U14s v CavanSaoirse Bonner (N Muire) in action v CavanSarah Harkin (Ardara) starred for the U14s v CavanEllie Barron (St Mary’s Convoy) tried to get away from this tackle v CavanLADIES FOOTBALL: SENIOR TEAM THROUGH TO LEAGUE FINAL ON MIXED WEEKEND FOR TEAMS was last modified: April 26th, 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:donegalLadies Footballlast_img read more

The Deets: Emmanuel Sanders trade shows that the 49ers are thinking Super Bowl

first_imgThe 49ers have a slogan, stolen from so many other teams before them, that they like to use in public discussions of the team’s rebuild, which is now in its third year:“Brick by brick”.Roll your eyes if you must (I know I have) but that slogan seems prescient. The foundation for success was set in the first two years, but now the bricks are stacking into something impressive. The Niners are the only undefeated team in the NFC through seven weeks.But by adding another brick — wide receiver …last_img

The Top 12 Options for Web Content Management

first_imgTags:#enterprise#Trends Gartner has published its Magic Quadrant for Web content management in 2009, to help CIOs and IT decide just what will meet the needs of the enterprise. Web software is now the fastest growing sector of the enterprise content management market, according to Gartner, and was valued at more $3.3 billion last year. This annual report identifies the leaders in the industry. We’ve picked out the top dozen vendors aimed at enterprise content management on the Web. Here are their strengths and weaknesses, to let you get a handle on what’s best for your business. LeadersWhile there’s some overlap with generally popular offerings — Drupal-based solutions and open source are getting more attention than ever — most of the top dogs in ECM on the Web are specialist vendors who focus solely on the needs of enterprise. Gartner’s choices for who fits inside the Magic Quadrant bear this out. Oracle remains one of the biggest players in this area, despite being better known in many circles for its databases. What really brought them on the scene was the acquisition of Stellent in 2007, and since then their strength has been integrating WCM into their wide-ranging offerings for content management.Autonomy, which entered the sector through its acquisition of Interwoven this year, tends to appeal most strongly to the marketing side of WCM. While they offer an ability to deliver content that’s highly targeted, WCM will continue to be a sideline in terms of profit. While Autonomy can deliver right now, they lack a detailed roadmap for the future of the product. Open Text is one of the most well-known in this space, and is the top pure play vendor for content management. Despite a close partnership with Microsoft, Garner predicts that Open Text’s top competitor will continue to be SharePoint and other .NET software packages. SDL acquired Tridion in 2007, and since then has shown impressive growth. This is the result of solid capabilities in multilingual and multichannel content management, as well as robust SharePoint integration. ChallengersWhile the three companies listed at challengers by Gartner hardly seem like underdogs, software from Microsoft, IBM, and EMC are increasing in importance very rapidly. Microsoft’s SharePoint is growing enormously in market share as a Web content management solution. In addition to feeding off the trust that the Microsoft name inspires in just about every CIO, one of the strengths of SharePoint compared to current leaders is the partner ecosystem that is growing rapidly, and how tightly integrated it can be with Microsoft’s other products in e-commerce, Web analytics and search. Of course, as fast as it grows in WCM, SharePoint is hated for its weaknesses as an intranet and document sharing system. IBM’s greatest strength in content management is also its greatest weakness. The fact that Lotus WCM is vertically-focused and is closely integrated with the entire Websphere Portal makes it appealing to organizations who already use the portal. But for those who don’t, Lotus seems lacking without the rest of IBM’s system. EMC has been slowly brewing its WCM capabilities since it acquired the fairly popular Documentum in 2003. EMC is especially good in the sense that it works with a broader ECM solution, and can do DAM and records management of Web content too. It’s also shown some of the biggest improvements in its latest release, 6.5, through adding technology first used in X-Hive, an XML database and dynamic delivery environment. VisionariesA list of honorable mentions shows up in the Visionaries section of the Magic Quadrant. The label might sound fanciful, but most of these up-and-coming vendors are making a real name for themselves. Sitecore is a Denmark-based company that’s also a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. Their .NET CMS is unsurprisingly tied to Microsoft in a multitude of ways, which can be either a plus or a minus, depending on where your enterprise stands technologically. FatWire Software has a Java software package that focuses on collaborative features and analytics, but suffers from what Gartner calls “costly” customization needs to make it play nice with related technologies. Ektron is especially famous in the SMB market. Its CMS400.NET integrates relatively well with SharePoint Server. Day Software sells software based on Java EE, and it’s made strides in usability. Despite these improvements sales have lagged, and Gartner predicts that the partnerships with IBM and HP that this Swiss-based vendor has will decline in the future, weakening its position. Clickability is a pure SaaS vendor in Web content management which is making progress with enterprises fed up with the costs of on-premise WCM, even if SaaS remains on shaky ground.There are at least a dozen more vendors in enterprise-class Web content management who get short mentions in Gartner’s report. Solutions such as Alfresco’s open source software or Acquia’s Drupal distribution might not warrant inclusion in any list of leaders yet, but they’re making respectable gains. For a detailed account, be sure to read the full report. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…center_img steven walling Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IT + Project Management: A Love Affairlast_img read more

Renault XBA to compete against sub compact hatches in 2015

first_img2015 Datsun Redi-GoRenault India plans to launch a new entry level small car codenamed as XBA. This upcoming model will be based on a Renault Nissan CMF platform shared with the new Datsun Redi-Go and will compete against sub compact vehicles Maruti Alto, Hyundai Eon and Tata Nano.The entry level XBA hatch has been spied on test near the Renault plant in Chennai and sports many similarities to the new Datsun Redi-go. It is expected to be the most affordable car from the French auto manufacturer and with this vehicle, Renault will follow in the footsteps of Nissan which launched the low cost Datsun brand. The XBA roofline was spied under camouflage, where it appears that it sports larger dimensions than the Redi-GO, resulting in greater interior space.The new Renault XBA will be powered by a new sub-1.0 litre petrol engine that is currently under development. As the hatchback will be targeting first time buyers in the country, it will not be fitted with a diesel engine. Its petrol engine will be mated to a manual transmission, though Automated Manual Transmission (AMT) is also being considered.Renault XBA may be launched in India early next year and its prices are expected to range from Rs 3-5 lakh.last_img read more

Strategy to Ensure Continuity in Times of Disaster

first_imgA national strategy is being developed by the Government to ensure the continuity of its operation and that of state entities, in the event Jamaica is severely impacted by major natural disasters, such as an earthquake or intense hurricane.The plan is being facilitated under the 2016/17 Jamaica-Mexico Bilateral Cooperation Agreement, which entails the implementation of projects in 13 areas, including agriculture, the environment and disaster prevention.Its development is being spearheaded by the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), with technical assistance from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Jamaica.The UNDP’s input has facilitated a scoping mission of an initial 14 state entities by a special consultant to assess their status and state of readiness, with the initial report outlining proposals and recommendations slated to be submitted to ODPEM shortly.Details were unveiled during a Jamaica-Mexico Bilateral Cooperation Programme stakeholders meeting at ODPEM’s head office in New Kingston, on  June 23.Local Government and Community Development Minister, Hon. Desmond McKenzie, who has portfolio responsibility for disaster preparedness and emergency management, emphasized the importance of the plan’s development in light of the fact that a number of the Government’s key governance agencies were located close to the Kingston harbour.These, he said, include: Parliament; the Bank of Jamaica; Supreme Court and Court of Appeal; Petrojam refinery; and Kingston Public and Victoria Jubilee Hospitals.Mr. McKenzie said Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has also emphasized the need for securing and preserving Jamaica’s governance framework during a natural disaster, adding that he gave a charge for this to be an integral part of Jamaica’s disaster preparedness protocol.In this regard, the Minister expressed gratitude for the stakeholder support and inputs facilitating the strategy’s development, and gave the Government’s undertaking for its completion.last_img read more