Neville masterclass sees Limerick to first McGrath Cup title since 2005

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleBilly Lee Names Team To Face Cork in McGrath Cup FinalNext articleSix decades of Charles Harper John Keogh Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Advertisement TAGSGAAgaelic footballKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostLimerick.GAA Email WhatsApp Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Limerick are McGrath Cup champions following a 0-20 to 0-16 victory over Cork at the LIT Gaelic Grounds.Danny Neville starred for Billy Lee’s side with a scoring total of 0-7. Jamie Lee and Seamus O’Carroll also chipped in with 0-3 apiece.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick led 0-12 to 0-8 at the break, and managed to hold off a late Cork comeback to earn their 6th ever McGrath Cup.McGrath Cup Final, LIT Gaelic Grounds, Co. Limerick 11/1/2020Cork vs LimerickLimerick players prepare for the second halfMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken SuttonThe teams were level three times in the opening eight minutes, but points from Lee and Tommy Griffin put Limerick two clear with 14 minutes gone.Cian Kiely soon reduced the lead to the minimum, however, an excellent Michael Donovan point saw Limerick two up again once more.Points from Neville, O’Carroll and Neville again then put Limerick 0-9 to 0-5 to the good.McGrath Cup Final, LIT Gaelic Grounds, Co. Limerick 11/1/2020Cork vs LimerickLimerick’s Michael Donovan in action against Cork’s Paul RingMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken SuttonAdrian Enright, Ian Corbett and Cillian Fahy added further scores for Limerick in the first half, while Cork added three to see Limerick’s lead at four at the end of an impressive opening 35 minutes.Paul Maher was sin binned in the latter stages of the first half, but Limerick didn’t suffer in his absence as they maintained their four point advantage.Billy Lee’s men continued to impress in the second half with Neville’s two mark’s in a row extending their lead to six points (0-16 to 0-10).McGrath Cup Final, LIT Gaelic Grounds, Co. Limerick 11/1/2020Cork vs LimerickLimerick’s Tommy Griffin challenges Cork’s Ian Maguire in the airMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken SuttonCork rallied late on with three points on the trot, but Neville finished off a polished Limerick performance with the final two points of the game.Limerick Scorers: Danny Neville 0-7 (2m), Jamie Lee (3f) and Seamus O’Carroll 0-3 each, Iain Corbett 0-2, B Childs, Tommy Griffin, Michael Donovan, Adrian Enright and Cillian Fahy 0-1 each.Limerick: Donal O’Sullivan; Paul Maher, Brian Fanning, Michael Donovan; Tony McCarthy; Iain Corbett, Bob Childs; Tommy Griffin, Adrian Enright; Padraig De Brun, Cillian Fahy, Seamus O’Carroll; Jamie Lee, Danny Neville, Pat Begley;Subs Used: Tommie Childs, Ger Stack, Padraig Scanlon, James Naughton, Davy Lyons.The post Neville masterclass sees Limerick to first McGrath Cup title since 2005 appeared first on Sporting Limerick. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash SportGaaGaelic FootballNewsNeville masterclass sees Limerick to first McGrath Cup title since 2005By John Keogh – January 11, 2020 1132 last_img read more

Council rejects motion calling for an end to public funding of political parties

first_img Google+ GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Twitter Council rejects motion calling for an end to public funding of political parties WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Google+ Facebook A Donegal County Councillor has called for an end to political parties being funded by public funding.The State currently provides €14.3m every year to four political parties: €4.9m to Fine Gael; €3.1m to Labour; €2.8m to Fianna Fail; and €1.8m to Sinn Fein, and €1.67 to independents.Cllr Dessie Shiels raised his concerns at Mondays Donegal County Council meeting, However, only one other councillor, Ian McGarvey, supported his call for members of the Dail to repeal all existing legislation regarding these payments.Speaking to Highland Radio News, Cllr Shiels said despite the lack of support in the chamber, the current system needs to change…..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/shielspayments.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleCouncil to consider webcasting its monthly meetingsNext articleDerry residents urged to be aware of the risk of “creeper burglaries” admin Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme By admin – April 14, 2015 Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson last_img read more

Accelerating Insight Using 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors with Deep Learning Boost

first_imgArtificial Intelligence (AI) techniques are quickly becoming central to businesses’ digital transformation by augmenting, and in many cases supplanting, traditional data analytics techniques. These techniques bring proactive and prescriptive capabilities to a company’s data-driven decision-making process, giving companies that adopt them early a distinct competitive advantage. Those that adopt them late will be left behind.Intel recognizes that AI methods, most notably machine learning and deep learning, are now critical components of company workloads. To address the need to both train and, arguably more importantly, have AI models make decisions faster, Intel has put these workloads front and center with the new 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor line.2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors bring a host of new and improved capabilities, including the ability to deploy Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory, improved DRAM speeds, greater processing capability for traditional instruction sets such as single precision FP32, and new processing capability for deep learning workloads with the new Intel® Deep Learning Boost instruction set.Deep Learning Boost on 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable ProcessorsDeep learning is the process of developing models using artificial neural networks, which consist of many independent processing units, or neurons, connected in a dense graph. Neural networks have demonstrated astonishing ability to identify unknown or unforeseen patterns in all sorts of data and have been applied to domains ranging from image and video recognition and analysis, to audio and language transformation, to time-series data and anomaly detection analysis.The process of using neural networks for developing cutting-edge models is broken into two phases: training, where existing data is used to teach the neural network how to identify patterns; and inference, where the trained model is exposed to new data and expected to make appropriate decisions. And while the process of training neural networks has been the focus of hardware and software innovation for several years, it is in the inference where businesses are receiving benefit from their AI efforts.Inference has different hardware requirements than training. Training requires half-precision or single-precision floating point arithmetic and the ability to process many large vectors of similar data simultaneously. Inference has much lower total compute requirements, is focused more heavily on latency (time-to-decision), and can take advantage of lower-precision numerical formats such as 8-bit and 16-bit integers.The 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor line focuses primarily on this second (inference) phase with an entirely new capability known as Deep Learning Boost. Intel® Deep Learning Boost brings reduced precision arithmetic (8-bit and 16-bin integers) to Xeon’s 512-bit wide vector units (AVX512). This is a huge capability for reduced precision inference because Deep Learning Boost-enabled Intel® Xeon® processors can simultaneously process 64 8-bit integers (or 32 16-bit integers) in a single hardware instruction! Couple this with the ability to perform fused operations, such as Fused Multiply Add (FMA) on these wide low-precision vectors, and the throughput of the system goes up substantially.Dell EMC has been benchmarking the realizable performance improvements that Intel® Deep Learning Boost can bring the neural network inference. The figure above shows how much improvement your organization could realize by deploying 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with Intel® Deep Learning Boost. While 1st Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors (codenamed “Skylake”) are capable of processing 258 images per second on the ResNet-50 inference benchmark in single-precision (FP32), and 389 image per second in reduced 8-bit integer precision, the new instructions that Deep Learning Boost brings to 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors can more than triple the throughput in 8-bit integer precision to 1278 images per second!Why This MattersWhat does this mean for your business? Each inference your AI model makes is an insight you didn’t have before, or a workload you’ve automated that removes a barrier to a decision. Each of those insights, each of those removed barriers can translate to a new sale, an additional upsell, or a faster investment decision. That is money in your company’s pockets.As companies undergo digital transformation, making use of AI – and deep learning specifically – will be critical to keeping your company competitive in a data-driven world. And while training AI models has been the talk of this early stage, the inference is going to be the way in which your business realizes the benefits of AI. Dell EMC PowerEdge servers powered by 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with Intel® Deep Learning Boost can help your business realize the full potential of AI through higher performance model inference. And higher performance translates to better business.last_img read more

Residents Urged To Use Caution During Blizzard Conditions

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) WNY News Now File Image.MAYVILLE – With Chautauqua County expected to receive heavy snowfall through Friday, Chautauqua County Executive PJ Wendel is reminding residents to use caution while traveling.Drivers are asked to postpone or cancel non-essential trips if travel conditions are hazardous and obey travel bans.Additonal, Wendel asks drivers to clean off all snow and ice from their vehicles by making sure snow and frost is removed from the windshield, windows and side mirrors; compacted snow is removed from the wheel wells; and snow is removed from the headlights and taillights so other drivers can see you.“We have been fortunate to have some warmer weather this past week but with significant snowfall expected to return, I ask that county residents please use caution and remember to slow down if road conditions and visibility are poor,” said Wendel. “Our Chautauqua County Office of Emergency Services, Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office and Chautauqua County Department of Public Facilities Division of Transportation are prepared for this storm and I remind residents that if they must travel to please be careful.” The executive also asks residents to keep parked vehicles off the roadways and shoulders of the road so that crews and properly clear snow.Wendel says residents should call the Sheriff’s Office or other law enforcement agencies to notify them if your vehicle breaks down on the side of the road and to keep the gas tank at least half full to prevent the fuel line from freezing.Weather forecasters say heavy lake effect snow is expected with total snow accumulations of one to two feet. Winds could also gust as high as 45 to 50 m.p.h. resulting in severe blowing and drifting snow.last_img read more

Odds & Ends: Draco Malfoy Apparates Into Cursed Child & More

first_img‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Star Files Anika Noni Rose Tapped for BET’s The YardTony winner Anika Noni Rose (Caroline, or Change) has landed the lead role in BET’s upcoming 2-hour pilot, The Yard. According to Deadline, she will play Eva, the recently elected President of a college; the cast is also set to include Tony winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Seven Guitars). In the meantime, Rose will appear in the previously reported A+E Networks’ Roots and Starz’s Power.Jessie Mueller Nominated for Elliot Norton AwardJessie Mueller has been nominated for an Elliot Norton Award for her performance in Waitress at the American Repertory Theater; Sara Bareilles’ tuner is now playing on the Great White Way. Presented by the Boston Theater Critics Association, the awards honor outstanding productions, directors, designers and performers that audiences have seen on Greater Boston area stages throughout the year. Other productions up for trophies include the Broadway-bound Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812. Winners will be announced on May 23 at Boston’s Citi Shubert Theatre.Michelle Williams Talks BlackbirdMichelle Williams is currently starring in Blackbird and she stopped by The Today Show on April 18 to discuss returning to Broadway in David Harrower’s work. “It’s a beautiful play. It’s a perfect piece of material, said the Oscar nominee. “I love how much I’m learning on stage…I love that there’s no real way out of it.” Check out the interview below; the production, also starring Jeff Daniels, is running for a limited engagement through June 11 at the Belasco Theatre. Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. Ginny & Draco Apparate Into Cursed ChildAttention, Muggles! We have our first official confirmation that Ginny Weasley and Draco Malfoy will appear in London’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. On April 18 J.K. Rowling shared sketches of the characters’ wand designs on Twitter, sending fans into a veritable frenzy trying to derive clues about the plot of the play, which is set 19 years after the end of the original series. Starring Jamie Parker, Paul Thornley and Noma Dumezweni as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, respectively, the production will begin performances at the West End’s Palace Theatre on June 7.center_img View Comments Michelle Williamslast_img read more