Ireland’s traditional music heritage now available on Heritage Council Maps

first_img Google+ Pinterest Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Previous articlePolice appeal for information following burglary in DerryNext articleSecond Donegal club suspend activity due to “reported Covid-19 incident in the area” News Highland Pinterest Information on Ireland’s traditional music heritage is now available on the Heritage Council’s Heritage Maps website, following a collaboration with the Irish Traditional Music Archive.The viewer at www.heritagemaps.ie now carries information about tunes associated with a particular area, with songs and tunes recorded from all over the island.Link from each location gives access to the notated music and a series of downloadable PDFs.Heritage Council Spokesperson Pat Reid says particularly in counties like Donegal, which has a rich fiddle tradition, this is as much a tool for local people as it is for visitors and tourists:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/patreidweb.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 center_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Ireland’s traditional music heritage now available on Heritage Council Maps Facebook Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty By News Highland – August 8, 2020 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more

Jonathan Groff, Will Swenson & More to Reprise Hair Performances for Public Theater Benefit

first_img Ato Blankson-Wood Star Files Bryce Ryness View Comments A talented bunch of theater’s favorite hippies will reprise their performances in a 50th-anniversary one-night benefit remount of Diane Paulus’ 2009 Tony-winning revival of Hair, which started as a 2008 Shakespeare in the Park production. Jonathan Groff will return to the role of Claude, which he originated in the production’s Central Park premiere, alongside Will Swenson returning to his Tony-nominated turn as Berger. The benefit will take place on October 25 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, starting with a 6:00pm dinner and followed by the 8:00pm show.The benefit performance will also feature upcoming Frozen star Caissie Levy returning to the role of Sheila, with Bryce Ryness as Woof, Kacie Sheik as Jeanie and Allison Case as Crissy. The full company will include Ato Blankson-Wood, Steel Burkhardt, Lauren Elder, Anthony Hollock, Kaitlin Kiyan, Andrew Kober, Megan Lawrence, Nicole Lewis, John Moauro, Darius Nichols, Brandon Pearson, Megan Reinking, Paris Remillard and Maya Sharpe.Featuring book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot, the Hair benefit will be directed by Paulus with associate director Nancy Harrington and music direction by Nadia DiGiallonardo, the original music director of the Broadway revival.The original production of Hair first opened off-Broadway at The Public Theater on October 17, 1967 and transferred to Broadway where it officially opened on April 28, 1968. Will Swenson Caissie Levy Jonathan Groff View All (5)last_img read more

Lantaran Bisa Bawa Sial, Sejumlah Maskapai Hilangkan Sejumlah Nomor Bangku,Airbus Tidak Rilis Katalog Harga, Ada Apa?

first_imgSumber: qantas.com Bagi Anda yang sering bepergian dengan menggunakan pesawat, pernahkah Anda iseng memperhatikan baris tempat duduk yang tersedia di dalam kabin? Teruntuk maskapai asing, biasanya ada deret angka yang tidak runut yang diberlakukan oleh pihak maskapai, atau ada juga maskapai yang menghilangkan nomor-nomor tertentu karena beranggapan bahwa angka-angka tersebut sebagai angka sial. Nah, siapa dari Anda yang sudah tahu mengenai hal ini? Atau bahkan baru tahu setelah membaca artikel ini? Yuk kita simak maskapai mana saja yang memberlakukan penomoran unik pada setiap armada yang dioperasikannya.Baca Juga: Jadi Baiknya Sebagai Penumpang Pesawat Duduk di Kursi Mana?Sebagaimana yang dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman news.com.au (4/7/2019), sejumlah maskapai di luar sana seperti Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways, Emirates, dan United Airlines menolak untuk menggunakan nomor bangku 13 di dalam kabin mereka dan lebih memilih untuk menghapus nomor tersebut – pada maskapai ini menganggap bahwa 13 sebagai angka sial.Ilustrasi penomoran dari Boeing 777-300 milik Qatar Airways. Sumber: news.com.au Ketika kebanyakan maskapai memulai penomoran bangku dimulai dengan angka 1, tapi ada juga maskapai yang tidak memulai penghitungan nomor bangku dari angka 1. Sebut saja Boeing747-400 yang dioperasikan oleh AirChina, dimana maskapai ini menomori bangku di baris paling depan di dalam kabinnya dengan angka 11 hingga nomor 14 yang menandakan bahwa itu adalah kelas bisnis. Setelah 14, AirChina akan mulai menomori bangku mereka dengan angka 1, 2, 3 yang merupakan bangku first class, dan menggunakan nomor 31 ke atas untuk menandai bangku kelas ekonomi. Hhmmm, cukup rumit ya penomoran dari AirChina!Ilustrasi penomoran dari maskapai AirChina. Sumber: news.com.auMengingat ada angka 13 yang dianggap ‘keramat’ oleh sebagian maskapai, namun ada juga maskapai lain yang tetap menggunakan angka ini dan tidak menghiraukan soal stigma buruk tentang angka sial ini. Sebagian maskapai yang berasal dari daerah Asia malah enggan menggunakan angka 4 karena menurut kepercayaan mereka, 4 merupakan angka yang dipercaya dapat membawa kesialan.Sebagai contoh, salah satu maskapai yang tidak menggunakan angka 4 pada bangku penumpang di armada mereka adalah Cathay Pacific. Sementara diluar Asia, ada juga Lufthansa yang tidak menggunakan angka 13 dan 17 pada bangku penumpang di armada mereka yang dilatarbelakangi oleh hal yang sama selayaknya maskapai-maskapai yang sudah disebutkan tadi – membawa sial.Baca Juga: Dilema Seat Pitch, Maskapai Tambah Untung Penumpang MeranaTapi tenang saja, kendati penomoran pada bangku-bangku pesawat yang sudah disebutkan di atas ada yang tidak runut atau melompati nomor-nomor tertentu, Anda akan tetap bisa duduk di bangku yang tertera pada tiket Anda dengan cara menunjukkan boarding pass kepada awak kabin ketika proses boarding, dan mereka akan dengan senang hati menunjukkan dimana tempat duduk Anda.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedYuk, Cari Tahu Makna Tersembunyi di Balik Nomor Penerbangan18/04/2018In “Domestik”Apa yang Harus Anda Lakukan Jika Didepak dari Penerbangan Akibat Overbooked?04/10/2019In “Bandara”Ini Dia Daftar Maskapai yang Belum Hentikan Penggunaan Boeing 737 MAX 814/03/2019In “Domestik”last_img read more

Mainstream Media Usage of Web 2.0 Services is Increasing

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… I was reading a Time magazine article online today, entitled Marketing to yourmind. This article was very provocative and I enjoyed reading it. But after I wasdone, something else caught my attention. I was surprised to see a row of ‘web 2.0’buttons at the bottom of the article. Time magazine, a mainstream publication, has animpressive array of web links to these services. Is this an indication that mainstreammedia has caught the new social media winds? Time magazine after all did name theWeb-enabled YOU as their person of the Year last year.Media is the vehicle for disseminating new servicesWhether we like it or not, media has a huge influence on us. We learn news and inexchange media gets to pitch us (gently) their points of view and their advertisements.The blogosphere has a strong hold on the minds of early adopters. However, it ismainstream publications that reach millions of people – many of whom still know verylittle nothing about new web technologies.Saturating media hubs – like New York Times, PCMagazine and Business Week – with linksto popular new web sites and services, is critical to achieving the threshold for massadoption of those services. So the key question is: Has mainstream mediarecognized ‘web 2.0’ (or the read/write Web, or whatever you want to call it)?To answer this question, we reviewed the web sites of some prominent newspapers andmagazines. The result is the chart below. Related Posts richard macmanus Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… As seen from the chart, and perhaps surprisingly, many publications have incorporatedweb 2.0 services into their sites. Time magazine has a particularly impressive array,followed closely by New York Times, Washington Post and InfoWorld. Notably twopublications owned by IDG, Macworld and ComputerWorld, are lagging behind. Yet even thesepublications recognize the power of RSS – the single most widely adopted feature. Indeed,all the mainstream media websites I surveyed had RSS feeds.Mainstream adoption is nearingIt appears that we are nearing a tipping point for the mass adoption of prominent web2.0 services, like digg and del.icio.us. Endorsement by mainstream media opens theseservices up to millions of people who otherwise would either not know about them, or nottake them seriously. So these are not just links, these are literally endorsements – orrecognition of additional value for mainstream media.The image above is from Dr. Barabasi’s networkgalleryAnd if 2007 brings massive adoption to services like del.icio.us, digg and facebook,what would those services be worth then?! Ironically I am writing this from one of theStarbucks cafes on Wall Street, which after it got burned by tech stocks in 1999practically closed its doors to the tech IPOs. Could the mainstream adoption of theseservices change the minds of gray-haired men and women in Armani suits? Perhaps. What wedo know is that whenever crowds come, the (advertising) money follows. Of course onlytime will tell, but it seems like 2007 will provide a good measuring stick for mainstreamadoption of ‘web 2.0’.center_img Tags:#Analysis#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Written by Alex Iskold and edited by Richard MacManuslast_img read more

Orchestration next big IoT hurdle, says Google

first_imgTags:#Alexa#Amazon#Brillo#data security#Google#Weave Follow the Puck Google expects the next big communications hurdle for the Internet of Things will be overcome through orchestration, although they expect it’ll take some kind of data breach before everyone will get their act together.The Silicon Valley Business Journal, reporting from the Bluetooth World conference this week in Santa Clara, says Google senior developer advocate Wayne Piekarski, defined “orchestration” as multiple connected devices being aware of each other, if not actually able to communicate with each other.“When you walk in your home, the lights come on and the coffee machine goes on,” Piekarski told the conference. “People don’t want to control a single light bulb, they’re going to work with multiple devices, which means working with multiple manufacturers.” Related Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Decoupling of apps and devices key to IoT orchestrationRight now, users of smart home devices typically buy one product and download the appropriate app to control it. But Google’s Piekarski sees a world where the product and app are handled separately. That way, he says, an app developer can write apps as a third party, and development won’t need to come from the device’s manufacturer.Google currently works with smart home platforms Brillo and Weave for that reason, he says. And as demand increases for connected appliances and gadgets, expect more of those to be controlled via voice command, like Amazon’s Alexa platform.While sales of smart home devices are climbing, Piekarski says expects to see security conflicts. As with semi-autonomous cars, there will be a lot of inter-device communications via unsecured networks, which will lead to a security breach of some kind.Like other data security experts in the IoT field, Piekarski says he fears it will take that kind of breach happening before security becomes a real concern“We haven’t had anything bad happen yet,” he says. “But something’s going to happen where someone’s house catches on fire.” How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Trevor Curwinlast_img read more

Where should I land my Virtual Infrastructure ?

first_imgOther factors to take into consideration are that MP servers typically have a higher level of built-in RAS ( reliability, availability & serviceability ) features than DP servers and when hosting multiple VMs on a single server the overall reliability of a servers and its ability to be serviced without shutting down all the hosted VMs becomes very important to the overall efficiency of the Data Centre.As I said at the beginning – there is no simple answer and a lots depends on the approach you want to take in architecting your solution. Intel’s own IT department has done lots of work in this area and have posted many of their results here for others to learn from their experiences.The only thing that is for certain is that whatever decision is made on form factor the performance of the processors you specify has a direct impact on the number of VMs a server can host – the higher the CPU performance the more VMs that can be hosted and the lower the impact of the hypervisor overhead on the overall system performance, check out the latest virtualisation performance data here and here How many virtual machines ( VMs ) are you prepared to host onto a single server – MP servers can host substantially more VMs than DP – over 2x more depending on the workload within the VMs – this is down to the better memory capacity and larger number of I/O slots that MP servers typically support compared to DP servers. Against this using a DP server may be a better solution as 2 DP servers may cost less than an MP server, and combined host as many VM’s whilst not having as many VMs hosted onto a single server. Blades vs Rack – there is significant momentum building behind the move to bladed servers, mostly driven by the fact that the density achievable using blades is far higher than that possible use rack mount servers. Also the shared resources of a blade solution ( power supplies, cooling, network switches etc ) can lead to cost and power savings in high density configurations. The challenge with hosting a virtualised infrastructure on blade servers however is that blades tend to be limited in the amount of memory and I/O that they can support. The trade off of course is that with the increased density of a blade solution its possible with fewer VMs/Blade but more Blades/rack the overall number of VMs that can be hosted within a given data centre is greater using blades than rack mount servers. I often get asked what type of server a customer should use when landing their virtualised infrastructure, the immediate response is an obvious one, given I work for Intel – an Intel based server ! But beyond this the answer is a little more complex and to some extent depends on the philosophical approach the data centre manager wants to take to architecting their data centre.There are a number of choices that can be made when using standard Intel based server hardware – ignoring the obvious decision as to the hypervisor vendor – DP ( 2-way ) vs MP ( 4-way ) servers, rack mount vs blade. Ultimately any server decision is the right one ( so long as its an Intel based solution ) but some of the factors that will influence the decision are :- Density & Form factor – DP servers typically have a higher density form factor than MP servers – at the expense of less I/O & memory capability. But you need to take into consideration that an MP server can host more VMs than a DP server so within a given rack space use of a lower number of MP servers may well enable hosting of more VMs than using more DP servers.last_img read more

Climate researchers press Trudeau to renew Canadian Arctic research program

first_imgEureka Sound off Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic. Climate researchers press Trudeau to renew Canadian Arctic research program By Brian OwensJan. 22, 2018 , 11:45 AM The Canadian government should renew funding for a soon-to-end Arctic climate and atmospheric research program, a group of more than 250 international climate scientists is arguing in an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.“There is a crisis looming for Canadian climate and atmospheric research that will be felt far beyond Canada’s borders,” the letter states. Extending funding for the 6-year-old Climate Change and Atmospheric Research (CCAR) program, which is set to end this year, would help maintain the country’s scientific and political leadership in the field, the authors say.CCAR, launched in 2012, provides CA$7 million per year for seven research networks studying the physical processes underlying climate and atmospheric behavior. Among other activities, the networks monitor and model tiny particles known as aerosols, biogeochemical trace elements in the Arctic Ocean, and atmospheric temperatures in the high Arctic.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)center_img So far, the Trudeau government has been mostly silent on CCAR’s future, frustrating scientists concerned about the program’s fate. It has given one part of the program a temporary reprieve; In November 2017, the government announced CA$1.6 million in funding for the Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory, located on the remote Ellesmere Island in Canada, to keep it running until 2019.CCAR is an important program not just for Canadian researchers, but for those around the world, says Benjamin Santer, a climate scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California, who signed the letter. “I have a rich history of collaboration with scientists in Canada. Anything that jeopardizes … that work is a concern to me,” he says. (Santer spoke in a personal capacity, not representing his employer.)CCAR is one of the only sources of public funding for this kind of science in Canada, says Dan Weaver, an atmospheric physicist at the University of Toronto in Canada and a member of the scientific campaign group Evidence for Democracy. Given the Trudeau government’s public commitments to climate action, the pending end of the program comes as something of a surprise. “To lose this under this government is unexpected, and will be very damaging,” Weaver says. “If we don’t act, we’re going to start losing people, facilities, and data sets.”Santer says international climate researchers are looking to Canada to provide leadership as climate science is sidelined in the United States. “The scientific understanding of the nature and causes of climate change are under concerted attack [in the United States], and our work is being dismissed as a hoax and conspiracy,” he says. “So we look to other countries like Canada for leadership—both political leadership, which Trudeau has said he will provide in this leadership vacuum, and scientific leadership.”Canada recently opened a new Arctic research lab, the Canadian High Arctic Research Station, in Cambridge Bay. But it is not equipped for atmospheric research, Weaver says, and despite its name is not located far enough north to replicate the work of the CCAR networks.Any announcement of new CCAR funding will likely have to wait until the federal government releases its next budget in March. Canadian researchers have been lobbying hard for an increase in basic research funding, and say they have had a positive reception from government ministers.Matt Jeneroux, a member of Parliament and the Shadow Minister for Science of the opposition Conservative Party, reacted to today’s letter with a statement affirming his party’s support for continuing CCAR. The Conservative administration of former Prime Minister Stephen Harper “created this fund in the 2011 budget,” he noted. “This government has had over two years in power, and plenty of advanced warning, to come up with a solution when CCAR sunsets this year.” The Trudeau government’s silence on the issue, he added,  “is disappointing from a government that claims to put a high value on both science and climate change.” NASA/Michael Studinger/Flickr (CC BY 2.0) last_img read more

Huawei P20 Lite is up for pre-orders, sale to start from March 26

first_imgHuawei is set to launch P20, P20 Lite and P20 Pro on March 27. While there’s still some time for the launch date, Huawei P20 Lite has already been listed on company’s Poland website. The phone has been priced at 1,599 PLN that roughly translates to Rs 30,450.The sale of Huawei P20 Lite begins from March 26, day before the launch of P20 and P20 Pro. The phone is expected to come in Black, Blue and Rose Gold colour variants.According to past rumours, P20 Lite and Pro will sports dual cameras at the back with white balance sensor and laser-assisted autofocus. The fingerprint sensor is expected to be placed at the back panel of the P20 Lite.Huawei P20 Lite, as per the past rumours, will sport an iPhone X-like notch cut out on the top with slim bezels on the front. The notch is expected to contain front camera and sensors.On the optics front, the P20 Lite is expected to feature a pair of 16-megapixel sensors on the back panel which are further expected to be coupled with some hybrid zoom capabilities.The phone is expected to run on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with the company’s very own EMUI 8.0 skin on top. The Huawei P20 Lite will be powered by an octa core Kirin 659 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and a 3520mAh battery.Huawei at MWC 2018 unveiled a premium Windows notebook and new Android tablets. The Windows 10-powered Huawei MateBook X Pro is the successor to the MateBook X that launched last year in May. The laptop sports a 13.9-inch touchscreen display with 91 percent screen-to-body ratio.advertisementHuawei new Android tablet is the MediaPad 5 competes with the iPad series and comes in 8.4-inch, a 10.8-inch, and a 10.8-inch display sizes. The tablets run Android 8.0 Oreo with company’s own EMUI skin on top. The devices are powered by Kirin 960 CPU, coupled with 4 GB of RAM, and 32 GB internal storage that’s expandable up to 128 GB.ALSO READ: This is Huawei P20 Lite, tipped to launch on March 27 alongside P20, P20 Pluslast_img read more

Gundy Chasing Stoops for All-Time Big 12 Wins Record

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. When Bob Stoops abruptly stepped down from his perch atop the Big 12 earlier this summer, there were countless columns written about the implications as it relates to the Big 12. Which team might be best equipped to take advantage of Stoops’ sudden departure in the 2017 season? Which coach could step up and become the new face of the Big 12 conference?Since you’re reading this, there’s a good chance your vote is likely Mike Gundy – the third-longest tenured college football head coach with the same team. But many others unrelated to OSU would likely vote Gundy, too. The mulleted-man has finished the season in the shadow of Stoops more times than he’d care to admit, and it’s always felt like his biggest road block to becoming the cream of the conference has been the pesky Stoops-led Sooners.AdChoices广告With Bob gone, Gundy’s mullet campaign of 2017 has been the talk of the conference. He’s been comfortable giving his opinion on topics varying from butch wax to college football playoff expectations for a team prepared to make a run at a Big 12 title. So becoming the face of the conference? That’s been effortless, to this point. The mullet has done all the talking. But it’s yet to be determined if his team is the one best equipped to take advantage of the Stoops-sized void left in Norman.Perhaps the biggest shadow to chase of all in Stoops’ absence is one that may never be tackled: Stoops’ all-time conference win achievement.At 50, can Gundy catch Stoops on the all-time Big 12 conference win list? That’s a projection I’m not ready to make – especially because it’s a question that may not be answered for a decade. But it’s a fascinating hypothetical, no less.Stoops stepped down from OU with a 190-48 record with the Sooners, and the record Gundy could chase – his Big 12 conference win total – is a steep goal to reach with a 121-29 mark.Gundy is only slightly more than halfway there with a 63-39 record in league play as head coach.If Gundy were to continue his winning pace he’s been on since 2010 in conference (averaging 6.28 wins per season), it would take him 10 more seasons to eclipse Stoops’ mark. And that’s cutting it mighty close just based on his own timeline he has in his head.“I don’t think I’ll coach when I’m 60,” Gundy said earlier this summer. “I don’t have the energy. It takes a ton of energy in the world today to run all over the place like you do. Go grab food, go do an interview and drive home late at night and go watch a game. It’s the same thing for us. Go to work early, deal with all the stuff you deal with – with 135 players, talk to the media, recruit, talk to kids.”Of course, winning 6.28 games on average in conference per year is a crazy good pace. It’s a pace that would ensure his Cowboys would remain in contention for Big 12 titles on a near-annual basis, meaning Gundy wouldn’t have a cloud of mediocrity over his head in this scenario. But let’s just assume he loses some steam halfway to 60, and goes through a rough patch. Where, then, might Gundy land? And could he supplant Stoops?Again, a hypothetical. But if Gundy can exorcise his demons with OU this season, I think OSU football could be on the verge of turning a new leaf. That is, if Gundy’s up for the challenge.“Every year, it gets a little more difficult whether you have enough energy to do what it takes to be successful,” said Gundy.last_img read more

Neymar proud of PSG despite CL exit

first_imgPSG v Real Madrid Neymar proud of PSG despite Champions League exit Sacha Pisani 12:26 7/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Edinson Cavani Kylian Mbappe PSG Real Madrid Champions League PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU PSG v Real Madrid Neymar Real Madrid PSG UEFA Champions League Recovering from surgery on his fractured foot, the Brazilian watched his side lose to Los Blancos but was upbeat after the match Neymar praised the efforts of Paris Saint-Germain as the injured star watched the French giants bow out of the Champions League against Real Madrid.Recovering from surgery on his fractured foot, Neymar was helpless as a 10-man PSG lost 2-1 at home to the reigning champions in the return leg of their last-16 tie on Tuesday.Marco Verratti was sent off in the second half at the Parc des Princes, where PSG crashed to a 5-2 aggregate defeat. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp The loss brought about a wave of negative response from PSG players, with  Julian Draxler “angry” at home the game was managed . Defender  Marquinhos also showed his frustration, claiming that PSG “can’t win this competition right now” and that the side will have to “be more mature and have more experience” to contend in Europe’s top competition. Despite those comments and PSG’s exit, Neymar took to Twitter to tell his team-mates how proud he was of their effort.”I am sad for defeat, much sadder for not being in the field helping my companions!!” he wrote. “What makes me proud is to see everyone’s effort. Congratulations my guys, ALLEZ PARIS.”Estou triste pela derrota, muito mais triste por não estar em campo ajudando meus companheiros!! O que me deixa orgulhoso é ver o esforço de todos. Parabéns mon gars, ALLEZ PARIS  pic.twitter.com/wIUiA0nPkw — Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) March 6, 2018 Ligue 1 leaders PSG are back in action on Saturday, when Unai Emery’s men host Metz.last_img read more