first_imgThe sister of €130 million lotto winner Frances Connolly says her wealthy sibling would have loved to buy her late mum a holiday home in Bundoran.Ann Floyd said she hasn’t asked for a penny of her sister’s new-found wealth but is delighted for Frances.Ann, who lives in Spamount on the border between Tyrone and Donegal said her sister may have got her luck from her mum. She revealed “Mummy loved going on holidays to Bundoran in Donegal, and to play the slot machines.“She got a great thrill of seeing is she would win.“I think if she had been here now, Frances would have to get her an apartment down by the sea and keep supplying the coins for Mammy – and she would too, that’s the kind of person Frances is.“Frances is so generous and has always been. If Frances only had a tenner and you said you needed a fiver, she’d give it to you and do without it herself. That’s the kind of woman she is.” Ann and her hubby Patrick say they have made out a list of 50 people whim they will give some money to after their huge windfall last week.Apartment in Bundoran for mother would have been top of lotto winner’s list was last modified: January 11th, 2019 by StephenShare 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:apartmentbundorandonegallottomillionairesTyronelast_img read more

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Once you have the slider set, you can either view the page or click “get the RSS feed” to add the customized feed to your preferred feed reader. It’s a lot easier than using Yahoo Pipes, that’s for sure!A Couple of SuggestionsOur only complaint about this nifty little web app is that it doesn’t let you choose which section the stories come from (Politics, Technology, Science, Gaming, etc.). Instead, it looks at the entire Digg website. We would also love to filter for images and videos, too. Perhaps in some future version, we hope? At any rate, this is one of those little tools that can end up making your life a little less info-overloaded. And for that, we thank you, Mr. Alex Rabarts. (P.S. Can you build a generic version of this that lets you enter in any URL and then filter by PostRank? That would be amazing!)Alex also created a nice visualization of Digg, Reddit, Delicious, Hacker News, and Yahoo Buzz that’s worth a look. Check it out at Related Posts If you like to follow the hottest news at and use the Digg RSS feed to do so, you’ve probably been a little overwhelmed by the number of stories it pumps out. Now there’s a simple web app that lets you customize the Digg RSS feed by the minimum number of diggs a story has received. You can then view the stories on the disstill web site or you can subscribe to your new, filtered feed. Sometimes it’s little things like this that really make our day. It’s So Easy!There’s really not much to the disstill web application, but that’s okay with us. This is definitely an example of how the simplest web apps can be the most useful in the end. The only thing on the disstill web page is a little slider bar that lets you filter stories based on a minimum number of diggs. You just drag the slider to adjust the number of diggs that stories need to have in order to be included in the RSS feed. The low end of the slider is set to 100 diggs and the high end is 5000. Obviously, the higher you go, the more filtered the feed becomes and the more likely you’re only going to see the really, really hot stories. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Product Reviews#RSS & Feeds#RSS Readers#web sarah perez A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

first_imgThey are only four counties: Brazil, Russia, India and China, the so-called BRIC countries. Today their economies still are fairly small compared to the US, Europe and Japan. IDC estimates the total global IT market to be $1.16trn compared to $85.1bn for BRIC. But that is changing quickly. By 2050, 44 percent of the world’s GDP will be generated from those four countries, and by that time 18 of the planet’s 20 largest cities will be located outside North America and Western Europe.Jonathan Schwartz, CEO for Sun, sees BRIC as a tremendous opportunity. Of course, Sun is not alone in pursuing the this huge growing market. But unlike Oracle, IBM, Microsoft and many others that are investing in these countries, Sun has a different approach: Open Source. Schwartz sees Sun’s investment in Open Source hardware and software as eventually paying off big time. But in the short term, Sun isn’t seeking huge growth in revenues from these developing nations. It will take much time and patience.Schwartz said that “gain in revenue will be a derivative of market share gain in adoption”. Sun is following Red Hat’s model where economic success followed a period of growth and acceptance by the open source community. Sun will be increasing their presence in these countries over the next three to five years.One example of their approach is with recent negotiations that they’ve had with the Chinese government to adopt the design for a computer processor contributed by Sun to the Open Source community. It’s not clear that high adoption rates of Open Source projects will lead to eventual long-term revenues, but the approach sets Sun apart from other companies.“We are trying to focus in on the next wave of developers, next wave of students, the next wave of research, the next wave of economic growth to best position Sun for growth in the next decade, not the next few weeks or next quarter,” said Schwartz.It’s a refreshing approach, compared to most of corporate America’s focus on short-term revenue and growth.last_img read more

first_imgAjay Jayaram is close to achieving his dream of competing in the Olympics. He is the highest-ranked Indian shuttler in the men’s singles at 27 followed by Parupalli Kashyap (31).To qualify for the London Olympics, Jayaram has to ensure that he stays ahead of his compatriot till the rankings are freezed on May 3.The Asian Badminton Championships and the India Open Super Series are the two upcoming tournaments in which Jayaram will look to maintain his ranking.The soft-spoken Mumbai boy said that though he is trying not to think of Olympic qualification, it is there at the back of his mind.”My focus will be to give my best, but I cannot deny that there is pressure. After all, it is the Olympics and it is the dream of every athlete to compete in the Olympics.” Jayaram told Mail Today.”However, I feel that competing is not enough, winning medals is what counts.”Jayaram has been making waves since 2010, steadily climbing the rankings and leaving behind his compatriots to become the top Indian in singles. “Last year was very good for me. I played well against the world’s top players like Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan and it was a huge morale- booster. After the good results I had last year, I really thought I can qualify for the Olympics.”What I have been lacking is consistency and I am working on my game to be able to beat the top players. I know I have the potential to crack the top-10. I will be striving hard to get there in the next one year.”advertisementJayaram, who is training under English coach Tom John, said he has added the aggressive streak that was missing in his game.”My game is based on deception and I lacked aggressive shots. To compete against the best in the world, you need to have a blend of deceptive shots and aggressive strokes.”My stint with Tom John in Portugal last year has helped me get better. I have been training under him since then. He can make you work hard like an animal and it toughens you up. My fitness has also improved. I know what to expect from my coach once I start preparing for the Olympics. It will be tough but I am prepared to train hard.”While the likes of Jayaram and Kashyap have been floating in the 30s as far as the rankings are concerned, they have not been able to emulate Saina Nehwal and touch the upper echelons. “Mental toughness is very important. Somebody like Saina has been able to go so far because she is mentally very strong. We are not lacking in skills but have to be more consistent and mentally tough to take on the top players.”last_img read more

first_imgTransfers Renato Sanches forced to give up No.85 at Swansea without even wearing it Last updated 2 years ago 23:57 8/31/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Renato Sanches Bayern Munich Getty Transfers Swansea City Bayern München Premier League Bundesliga The Portugal international midfielder has been informed by the Premier League that he will need to make a different choice, so has plumped for 35 Renato Sanches has been forced to give up the No.85 shirt at Swansea City before even making an appearance.The Portugal international completed a stunning loan move to the Liberty Stadium from Bayern Munich on deadline day.Swansea 6/1 to beat Newcastle 1-0 Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina As the Swans revelled in their transfer coup, they announced that the 20-year-old intended to have 85 on his back.They have, however, seen the Premier League scupper those plans, with Sanches forced to reassess and take the 35 he has previously donned at Bayern.It was all going so well…The #PL reject the number 85 for @renatosanches35. He will now wear for the #Swans this season.— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) August 31, 2017Swansea’s plans saw them fall foul of top-flight rules when it comes to squad numbers, but they have been able to see the funny side.Nothing, it appears, is going to spoil their mood on a remarkable day.The #PL rule that squad numbers must be consecutive and close to the current highest number. We’re still going ahead with the transfer!— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) August 31, 2017Sanches will be hoping to make his Premier League bow, wearing number 35, when the Swans play host to Newcastle on September 10.last_img read more