Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Pinterest By News Highland – October 19, 2011 Newsx Adverts Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Traders want Temple Bar type quarter for Letterkenny Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Local traders in Letterkenny are exploring the idea of developing a themed quarter in the Lower Main Street area.Traders have been in touch with the business Chamber and are proposing a unique space in the area for shops, bars and restaurants.The promoters are modelling their idea on similar type quarters like the Titantic quarter in Belfast and Temple Bar in Dublin.Businessman and Nite Club owner Jason Black, says if the town’s architecture is changed, then more events may come to the town:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/jbla1pm.mp3[/podcast] Previous articleMFG in liquidation with debts in excess of 1 million euroNext articleSinn Fein TDs want community consultation on the future of Garda stations News Highland Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Twitter
98SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details Your job security isn’t necessarily in question just because someone at work doesn’t like you. But, it can absolutely make your work life a lot more difficult, especially when that someone is your boss. Here are 4 warning signs your boss doesn’t care for you.They avoid youIf your boss doesn’t like you, chances are they will avoid you at all costs. Whether that means they have someone deliver messages to you or they only communicate with you via email or by phone, if they are not meeting with you face to face it could be a telltale sign.They talk down to youHave you ever felt like no matter what you say, your boss belittles your ideas? Being constantly talked down to is a sign your boss just doesn’t like you. This behavior will really stand out when others agree with you or are complimentary, and your supervisor continues to demean you.They exclude youIf others are called to give their opinions or share ideas and you never are, it could be because your boss has no interest in your feedback. That may be because your expertise does not pertain to what is being discussed, or it could be because your boss’ feelings for you prevent them from selecting you for new projects.They call you outEver notice you’re being reprimanded in front of coworkers for actions or behaviors others exhibit as well? It could be your boss is using you to set an example because of their feelings for you. If this occurs, keep your head down and don’t get defensive.Just because your boss doesn’t like you, it doesn’t mean they are trying to edge you out. Remember, as long as you’re pleasant and professional, you don’t have to be friends with your colleagues or your boss. If you notice your manager doesn’t care for you, use that as a motivator; show them you are a valuable employee and despite their personal feelings for you, let your strong job performance show why you are an asset to the company.
BANGOR — After winning this year’s Junior Little League District 1 title, Ellsworth had hoped to capture its second consecutive state title and move on to New Jersey for another shot at the Eastern Regional championship. But it wasn’t to be.After playing their way into Sunday’s state championship contest, the Ellsworth squad of 13- and 14-year-olds had no answer for the potent offense of a combined team of Hampden and Hermon players. Bronco-Hermon led from state to finish in the title game, pounding out 18 hits en route to a 19-12 victory under mist-filled skies at Mansfield Stadium.The state tournament saw teams from just three Maine districts: Ellsworth, Bronco-Hermon and South Portland.Ellsworth opened on Saturday with a resounding 13-2 loss to Bronco-Hermon, but rebounded for an 8-5 victory over South Portland in the second game of the day, then crushed South Portland 13-1 in Sunday’s semifinal first game.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn the final, Bronco-Hermon took a 1-0 lead in the first inning and never let it get away.Facing off against Ellsworth righthander Brad Smith, who started both games on Sunday, the Hampden-Hermon combo scored single runs in the first and second innings, the scored two fourth-inning runs on a walk and back-to-back doubles by Sam Economy and Mark Mailloux before Smith reached his limit of 95 pitches for the day.That brought lefthander Jared Hamilton to the mound and Bronco-Hermon greeted him with three consecutive singles and a bases-loaded walk to push the lead to 6-0 before the inning was over.But there was no quit in the Ellsworth squad, and the bottom of the fourth inning saw a four-run rally as Ellsworth scored on a walk to Hamilton, a run-scoring singe by Sam Horne, a wild pitch by Bronco-Hermon righthander Wyatt Harriman and three errors.The 6-4 Bronco-Hermon lead stood until the top of the sixth inning when the roof fell in on Ellsworth.The eventual champs sent 10 batters to the plate, scoring six runs on two walks, three singles, an Ellsworth error and a two-run triple by Alex Applebee.Again the Ellsworth squad rallied, cutting the lead back to 12-9 with five runs in the bottom of the inning. Four consecutive walks by righthanded relief pitcher Alex Rush provided one run for Ellsworth, and Sam Horne slammed a bases-loaded triple, then scored on a single by Christian Bosse.But Bronco-Hermon put the game away in the top of the seventh, sending 10 batters to the plate again and scoring seven runs with KIeith Pomroy’s three-run triple the big blow.Ellsworth managed a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning but finished with just five hits for the game.Pomeroy and Mailloux each drove in five runs for Bronco-Hermon and Horne produced four runs for Ellsworth with a triple, double and single.In Saturday’s 13-2 opening loss to Bronco-Hermon, Ellsworth also managed just five hits while committing four errors. Both runs scored on Jared Hamilton’s two-run double.In Saturday’s 8-5 win over South Portland, Ellsworth got off to a strong start, sending 10 batters to the plate and scoring four runs on five hits in the first inning. For the game, Bosse drove in four runs with a double and a single, Horne singled twice to drive in two runs and Tyler Mitchell had a two-run single in the fifth inning to cap the scoring for Ellsworth.Righthanders Brad Smith and Will Colson combined to allow just one run and three hits in pitching Ellsworth a five-inning 13-1 elimination win over South Portland in Sunday’s semifinal.Ellsworth scored seven runs in the first inning, sending 12 batters to the plate. Horne drive in three runs with a double and two singles, Mitchell had a pair of singles and Smith doubled in Ellsworth’s eight-hit attack.To purchase or view more photos, click here.
At an Annenberg Research Seminar that featured Shane Greenstein from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University on Monday afternoon, students and faculty were able to take part in a conversation about Wikipedia and the influences the user-generated content website has in everyday life.Greenstein spoke about his research with the website during the lunchtime event.Though technically titled, “Collective Intelligence and Neutral Point of View: The Case of Wikipedia,” Greenstein put numeric and written data about Wikipedia into perspective by calling students’ attention to their roles as part of the site.“You are society’s information managers and contributors. If you see something wrong [on Wikipedia], fix it,” Greenstein said after encouraging the audience to register as users on the website.The site, which was created in 2001, is the sixth most-visited website in the United States behind sites including YouTube and Facebook. Worldwide, the website receives 400 million views per month but Greenstein said that does not mean Wikipedia is an unbiased source.Described by Greenstein, and in the fine print of the website itself, as “not authoritative,” Wikipedia is in a constant state of change. Students said though it is an important source, it is sometimes unreliable.“I’m interested with issues that have to do with the Internet … because crowdsourcing major material affects everyone who uses the Internet,” said Kari Storla, a second-year graduate student studying communication.Wikipedia has three options for contributor involvement. The first is as an administrator, someone who is approved by the company. The second group option is registered contributors, and the third is anonymous users denoted in revisions by their specific computer IP addresses.In his research, Greenstein took 70,000 articles from the source community of Wikipedia. He emphasized how important the common person’s ability to post and revise content is to his research and the site as a whole. All articles have the ability to be modified in some way, with the exception of more controversial topics, which include President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush, the Muslim prophet Muhammad and Jesus Christ.“We chose to look at Wikipedia articles that were not objective, not verifiable and controversial — so we chose U.S. politics,” Greenstein said.Greenstein found in his research that the more contributors to an article, the less chance there was for bias. Additionally, more revisions from community contributors came less bias, and with less bias came more reliable articles.Greenstein also noted that the “revision wars” have the ability to consume the website.“Storage is cheap; you can always add another paragraph,” he said. “That’s an easy way to end a dispute.”Wikipedia aspires to achieve a neutral point of view by presenting conflicting opinions side by side. The research proved that the website’s success is due to Wikipedia’s ability to “accommodate insiders and tourists.” When the site first began, however, Greenstein said it had a strong liberal bias.“[It was] so loud you couldn’t find it anywhere but Berkeley, Madison and parts of Cambridge — maybe NBC,” he said.Swini Tummala, a sophomore majoring in international relations, said she saw the seminar as a way to better understand the website she says every student wants to cite but can’t.“It’s not a site to use as a reference in a paper and I think we, as students, understand that, but from all of this research and data it’s clear why,” Tummala said. “With so many eyes or editors making changes reliability can go either way; more is better only when more is knowledgeable.”Despite the site sometimes being unreliable, 95 percent of articles are currently revised on average each year. Of these articles, the top 20 percent receive 1,000 revisions each year. This, in conjunction with managing editors, allows the goal of neutrality to become more of a reality, Greenstein said.Many of the event attendees were doctoral students.“Collective intelligence is relevant to anyone who pursues education at a higher level,” said Adam Rafkin, a first-year graduate student studying communication. Follow Madisen on Twitter @maddykeavy