first_img  PICTURE SPECIAL FROM THE LETTERKENNY AC TURKEY TROT 5K was last modified: December 13th, 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:5kLetterkenny ACturkey trot IT might not be a White Christmas but the annual Letterkenny Athletic Club Turkey Trot 5k was run on a cold and frosty winter’s morning today, more appropriate than the rain at this time of the year.Joe Boland from NorthWestNewsPix donned his thermals to catch the mood.last_img read more

Latest: Man Utd 0 QPR 0 – Ferdinand helps Rangers keep United at bay

first_imgQPR got men behind the ball and kept Manchester United at bay in the opening 20 minutes.Rio Ferdinand, playing against the club he spent 12 years with, was given a rousing reception by the home fans and was presented with a special trinket by United legend Sir Bobby Charlton just before kick-off.But Ferdinand and the rest of the visiting defence were soon under pressure as United, full of optimism after a number of eye-catching signings, made a predictably high-tempo start to the game.Former Chelsea man Juan Mata fired over the Rangers bar after being found by Ander Hererra, but otherwise Harry Redknapp’s side kept their shape well and keeper Rob Green has so far not had a shot to save.The R’s are without midfielders Joey Barton and Jordon Mutch at Old Trafford, where Sandro is making his debut and Niko Kranjcar is making his first appearance since returning on loan.Barton had been expected to recover from a hamstring injury in time to play, while Mutch has also been nursing a knock.For United, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind are making their debuts, while fellow new signing Radamel Falcao is on the bench. Man Utd: De Gea, Rafael, Evans, Rojo, Blackett, Blind, Herrera, Mata, Di Maria, Rooney, van PersieSubs: Lindegaard, Shaw, Fletcher, Januzaj, Valencia, A Pereira, Falcao QPR: Green; Isla, Caulker, Ferdinand, Hill; Sandro, Kranjcar, Fer; Phillips, Hoilett; Austin.Subs: McCarthy, Traore, Zamora, Onuoha, Taarabt, Henry, Vargas.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Facebook Games Gets Fun New Boss

first_imgTags:#gaming#news#social networks#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Gaming is one of the main reasons people keep that Facebook tab open all day. It’s no coincidence that the rise in social games has paralleled Facebook’s explosion — and visa versa. The games really reinforce the social connections and in some cases, for people who “friend” in order to expand their gaming networks, games drive those social connections.As the gaming companies themselves grow strong, like mega-time-eating-monster Zynga, Facebook will need a capable strategist to make sure that the balance of power between the platform and the participants remains favorable to all. Or at least to Facebook.Given Ryan’s past statements about entertainment ecosystem power dynamics, this is no doubt something he will be comfortable addressing. Given his willingness to spend four years as the CEO of a social network targeting 14-22 year olds with customizable 3D cartoon avatars as a form of self expression and a delivery mechanism for brand messaging, it’s hard to guess what the net gain or loss for humanity will be of Ryan’s new position.Right: Some geeks like Meez. Photo by Nano Taboada. The man who ran that obnoxious avatar social network Meez for four years, Sean Ryan, has taken a position as the head of Facebook’s gaming platform, according to a report this afternoon by Kara Swisher.Ryan has held a number of positions throughout the last 15 years, including running Listen.com, which acquired the company that became Rhapsody and then sold to Real Networks. He was an outspoken critic of Microsoft’s Zune, its licensing arrangements with major labels and the impact they had on the rest of the music industry. “I understand that in a capitalist society the labels are just maximizing returns wherever they can,” he wrote in 2006, “but this deal is the slippery slope to Hell for all other players in the category.” Sounds like a fun guy to be in charge of games at Facebook. What is the significance of gaming on Facebook? As ReadWriteWeb’s Audrey Watters, a game player herself, says: The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos marshall kirkpatrick Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts last_img read more

JD(U)’s new slogan ‘inspires’ RJD’s poster attack

first_imgBihar’s ruling Janata Dal (United) has released a new poster in which Chief Minister and party president Nitish Kumar has been projected as “okay”, a perceptible change from the “honest and good” leader that he was described as in posters publicised in March.The Opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal released a counter poster on Tuesday, taking a dig at the JD(U)’s publicity material. “Kyun karen vichaar… thike to hai Nitish Kumar (why should we think… Nitish Kumar is doing okay),” reads the JD(U)’s latest poster with a large image of Mr. Kumar sporting a smile. The word “thike” loosely translates in English as “okay or all right”. The poster has been put up outside the JD(U) office at Beerchand Patel Marg in Patna. Earlier in March, the JD(U) had released a poster with the slogan “sachha hai, achha hai… chalo Nitish Kumar ke saath (he is honest and good… let’s go with Nitish Kumar)”. The RJD’s counter poster reads, “Kyon na karen vichaar, Bihar jo hai beemar (why shouldn’t we think things over, since Bihar is ill).” Featuring the State’s map, the poster points to what the Opposition party claims ails Bihar currently — deaths of children due to encephalitis, floods, drought, dacoity, kidnappings and murder. The poster is displayed outside the local RJD office, a few yards away from the JD(U) headquarters. Another poster which has gone viral on social media reads, “Ho chuka hai vichaar, denge ukhaar… kahin ke nahi rahenge Nitish Kumar (it’s resolved now, we will uproot him… nowhere will Nitish Kumar be left relevant).” ‘Not okay with just okay’Taking a potshot at the new JD(U) poster, Leader of the Opposition Tejashwi Yadav said: “Being just okay won’t work Nitish ji.” Senior RJD leader Shivanand Tiwari asserted that Mr. Kumar’s profile had been “downgraded from being honest and good to just okay” by some of his own party leaders who are closer to the BJP. Dismissing the criticism, JD(U) spokesperson and party leader Sanjay Singh said: “The slogan represents the voice of 12 crore residents of Bihar… the poster means there is no vacancy for the post of Chief Minister in Bihar.” Local BJP leaders declined to comment on the poster. “Each party is free to come out with its slogan and face of the leader,” said a senior BJP leader. “But, whoever has coined the slogan in the new JD(U) poster has damaged Nitish Kumar more than projecting him as a leader,” he added, with a smile.last_img read more