first_imgDublin singer Declan O’Rourke is set to enthral music fans with his distinctive, soulful, songs in his show at An Grianán Theatre this Friday.A decade on from the release of his critically acclaimed debut album, Since Kyrabam, the platinum-selling singer/songwriter comes to Letterkenny on the eve of its official 10th Anniversary shindig in Dublin’s Vicar St.The album’s launch took place over three sold-out nights in Whelan’s and was broadcast live on national radio. Great songs, a unique voice and a personable stage presence have made O’Rourke one of Ireland’s most sought after live performers.He will be performing with his full band on Friday night as he warms up for his big night in Dublin the next day.When he was ten years old his family upped sticks to Australia for a few years before returning to Dublin where O’Rourke spent the majority of his adolescence.Originally from Ballyfermot, O’Rourke traces his musical career back to the little Australian town of Kyabram. Declan O’Rourke & Full Band with Karen Kelly & Simon McCafferty, An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, Friday October 10th, 8pm. DECLAN O’ROURKE BRINGS SOULFUL SHOW TO AN GRIANAN THIS FRIDAY was last modified: October 7th, 2014 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:An grianandeclan o’rourkeletterkennylast_img read more

So, how did Khalil Mack do in his Chicago Bears debut?

first_imgGet Raiders news in your inbox. Sign up now for the free Raiders HQ newsletter.Let’s hope, for Jon Gruden’s sake, he didn’t watch this one.If he did, he might regret trading Khalil Mack, who simply did Khalil Mack things as he tortured the Packers in his debut with the Chicago Bears.How does being the first player since 2016 with a sack, interception, forced fumble, fumble recovery and defensive touchdown in a single game sound? Who was the player to fill the stat sheet like that two …last_img read more

Warriors, 122, Knicks, 95: Warriors returned to dominance

first_imgClick here if you have trouble viewing this video or gallery in your mobile device.OAKLAND -– Just as the Splash Brothers walked off the court, Klay Thompson had something poignant to tell Stephen Curry about the Warriors’ 122-95 victory over the New York Knicks on Tuesday at Oracle Arena.“When’s the last time we blew somebody out?” Thompson asked. “2016?” It has been much more recent. The Warriors have beaten opponents by at least 20 points in seven different games this season, …last_img read more

SaaS: Gartner predicts SaaS will grow to $19.3 billion by 2011

first_imgGartner is predicting that the worldwide SaaS market will grow from $6.3 billion in 2006 to reach $19.3 billion by the end of 2011.  In 2006 the growth rate was 26 percent and the prediction is for growth to continue at 25 percent a year through the end of 2011.  But Gartner sees big-name vendors like Oracle, SAP and Microsoft as missing out on the trend.Ben Pring who wrote the Gartner report sees customers as rejecting a software + services model based on traditional software that ends up costing customers bug bucks and often includes functionality that may not be used or needed by the customer. Large software vendors are not inclined to introduce SaaS products that may compete with their standard software offerings.  SAP, Oracle and Microsoft have all attempted on-demand CRM, but Pring says that their attempts have been half-hearted and haven’t gotten much traction.  Because of that smaller vendors are stepping up to the opportunity.To address the SaaS market, Gartner gives the following advice to those smaller vendors:Use an SOA framework, Web Services, multitenant servers, and automated server farmsBegin now.  The opportunities are there and building out the solution will take time.Keep abreast of the market and continually reposition based on how the market evolveslast_img read more

De-Mock-cracy In Action: Facebook’s Open Governance

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts dana oshiro Tags:#Facebook#NYT#web center_img A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Following February’s slew of complaints regarding Facebook’s Terms of Use amendment, founder Mark Zuckerberg launched an “Open Governance” model and wrote, “If [Facebook] were a country, it would be the sixth most populated country in the world. Our terms aren’t just a document that protect our rights; it’s the governing document for how the service is used by everyone across the world.” Today Facebook redrafted its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and while users / citizens have until August 18th to comment, we can’t help thinking the system is a bogus democracy. After a week of acquiring Friendfeed and launching a real time search engine, the blue nation appears to be growing at an alarming rate. In order to address the growth and new promotional ecosystem, notable changes to the Bill of Rights incorporate bans on citizen marketing abuse. Facebook hopes to stop spammers from overrunning the site and as pointed out by Inside Facebook, prohibit companies like Magpie, Twittad and Sponsored Tweets from starting profile sponsoring programs. Other marketing-related points included the phrases, “You will not engage in unlawful multi-level marketing, such as a pyramid scheme” and “You will not offer any contest, giveaway, or sweepstakes (“promotion”) on Facebook without our prior written consent.” As citizens of this vast country, it’s nice that we can smite the spammers and illegal pyramid schemers that plague our great nation. And then I remember, this isn’t ACTUALLY a country. It’s a company. If it were really a nation, we would know where we’re supposed to offer our comments pre-August 18th and each of the “Rights” would have been spelled out separately as amendments to a pre-existing document. In fact, by now all of this info should have arrived in our mailboxes as a poorly designed pamphlet full of cheesy stock photography. While Facebook’s “Open Governance” redraft is an admirable attempt to encourage crowd sourced decision-making, it lacks the feedback mechanism to make it a success. Critics will argue that this is intentional, but it feels more like the system (or lack thereof) was rushed to the public after the TOS uproar in February. While this amendment to the Facebook Bill of Rights is a fairly tame one, consider joining the Bill of Rights group for future updates and leaving a comment. At this rate, if Facebook acquires anymore companies or services, you might find your entire online identity living in one social networking landscape. It’s not like the administration is going to change, let’s just hope a loud majority can usher in a better system. Photo credit: David Drexlerlast_img read more