Champs Windward Road make early move at INSPORTS Junior High Championships

first_imgDefending champions Windward Road Primary and Junior High lead the overall points standing after five finals on day one of the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Junior High School Athletics Championship at Stadium East yesterday.Windward Road also lead the girls’ section with 35 points, while John Mills are in front in the male category on 17.50 points.The Oral Whilby-coached Windward Road won two finals yesterday to accumulate 52.50 points and lead ahead of main rivals John Mills, who won one final and have amassed 47.50.Whilby described the day as a very good one, noting that his team exceeded expectations after winning two five finals.Michaelia Wilson took the girls’ Class One high jump with a leap of 1.54 metres, while Kishuana Smith took the girls’ shot put open with a throw of 9.63 metres. They also took silver in the Class Two girls’ high jump and Class Three boys’ long jump.Calabar’s Kevin Smith won the boys’ Class Two high jump with 1.69 metres and Braeton’s Mickel Wilson won the Class Three long jump with 5.05 metres.”We had some good results and some valuable points are on the board, so it was a fairly decent first day,” said Whilby. “Tomorrow (today), we anticipate another good day; there will be 21 finals, and we expect to be out front again tomorrow.”They (John Mills) are in many finals, and we are also in most finals with two athletes, so it’s going to be a straight shoot-out between us and John Mills and may the best man win,” he stated.John Mills’ only finals success on the day came from Shella Hamber (4.32m) in the Class Three girls long jumpHowever, coach Ransford Spalding was pleased with his team’s performance on the opening day.”All in all, I am satisfied with the performance of my team; we are just four points behind and they are giving a good account of themselves,” he said.Twenty-one finals are scheduled for today’s second day, with the first event set to begin at 9 a.m.last_img read more

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Beginning the ASCENT to make Donegal an even more beautiful place

first_imgASCENT, a new innovative project to collectively address the environmental challenges facing seven northern European upland areas, will be officially launched by the Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr Terence Slowey this Thursday.This event will take place in the Dunlewey Community Centre, in the shadows of the iconic Errigal mountain, which is one of the pilot sites chosen for this project.Unregulated access to upland sites and natural erosion has meant that some areas of natural beauty have experienced degradation, loss of unique bio-diversity and bio-resources. In response, the ASCENT project, an acronym for ‘Apply Skills and Conserve our Environment with New Tools’ sets out to develop management plans and implement innovative measure that will address future economic and environmental sustainability.Auringon nousu, Kokalmus, FinlandCharles Sweeney Project Manager for ASCENT explains that ‘the key objectives are to undertake international learning and to transfer that collective knowledge across the partner regions, in an effort to design practical solutions and to trial new initiatives and concepts for sustainable environmental management’.The three year project involves Donegal County Council as lead partner, working collaboratively with Metsáhallitus Park and Wildlife in Finland, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council and the Mourne Trust in Northern Ireland, Hordaland County Council in Norway, and the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland and associated partners including Údarás na Gaeltachta, Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust, Mossfellsbaer Municipality and Skaftárhreppur.Liam Ward, Director of Community, Enterprise and Planning Control in Donegal County Council welcomed the funding from Interreg VB Northern Periphery & Arctic Programme (2014-2020) with support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for this significant project. He added that ‘the landscape quality of our mountain areas must be maintained and conserved and in bringing together all of the stakeholders, project partners and engaging with our local communities ASCENT will make a very positive contribution towards the sustainable management of our upland areas’.Slieve Donard in Northern Ireland.To coincide with the project launch, visiting delegates from Iceland, Finland, Norway and Northern Ireland will participate in the inaugural steering committee meeting on the 19th October in County Donegal.For more information on ASCENT visit http://www.interreg-npa.eu/projects/funded-projects/project/157/Beginning the ASCENT to make Donegal an even more beautiful place was last modified: October 17th, 2016 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)last_img read more

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A look at Peek screen recorder for GNULinux

first_imgA look at Peek screen recorder for GNU/Linux by Mike Turcotte-McCusker on April 27, 2018 in Linux – 3 commentsHave you ever found yourself wanting to record something on your screen for a few moments, to show someone else?I’m not talking videogame streaming or anything on that big of a level, but rather more the need to show someone where to find a menu item, or how to change a configuration setting, or other similar examples. If so, Peek could become your new best friend, for recording GIFs or other silent videos of what’s happening on your screen.Peek is likely the most simplistic tool I have ever used for this purpose, but I don’t say that in a bad way, if anything it makes it even more of a pleasure to work with.The developers describe Peek as a “simple animated GIF screen recorder with an easy to use interface”. While the recording of animated Gifs may be the primary purpose of Peek, other output formats such as WebM or Mp4 are supported as well.Installing PeekPeak can be installed via Flatpak for systems that support it, and detailed instructions for installation onto systems that don’t, can be found on the Peek Github page, although users do also have the option of using an AppImage as well, so virtually anyone can install the application regardless of OS used.On the command line, typeflatpak install –user https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/com.uploadedlobster.peek.flatpakrefto install Peek on the device. The developers suggest that you install xdg-desktop-portal-gtk as well for full functionality.Lastly, to update Peek, run the following command:flatpak update –user com.uploadedlobster.peekPeek is included in some distro repositories by default, surprisingly, Gentoo being one of them, as well as OpenSUSE Tumbleweed and Parabola.Ubuntu users can run the following commands to install Peek on their device:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:peek-developers/stablesudo apt updatesudo apt install peekUsing PeekPeek is not a general purpose screencast app with extended features but rather focuses on the single task of creating small, silent screencasts of an area of the screen for creating GIF animations or silent WebM or MP4 videos.Using Peek is so easy, I question if it might be the most simplistic program I have ever come across actually. Simply start the software, position the window over the area of your screen you wish to record (the window can be resized to fit) and press the record button, before going through with whatever it is you need to record.Peek supports a few different filetypes, including:GIFAPNGWebMMP4Note: Peek does not record audio, so if you are using MP4 for example, keep that in mind. Peek is not meant as a large scale general purpose screencap tool, but instead meant for small video recordings.Its also important to note, that Peek does not natively support using Wayland, although it can be used in a GNOME shell Wayland session by using the X11 backend:GDK_BACKEND=x11 peekLast wordsOverall, Peek is a very simple, but handy little tool if you ever need to quickly record video to show to someone else. And, its also nice to simply show off another Native GNU/Linux tool.SummaryArticle NameA look at Peek screen recorder for GNU/LinuxDescriptionThe developers describe Peek as a “simple animated GIF screen recorder with an easy to use interface”. While the recording of animated Gifs may be the primary purpose of Peek, other output formats such as WebM or Mp4 are supported as well.Author Mike Turcotte-McTuskerPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

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