O’Shea pays tribute as he exits manager role

first_imgHe also paid tribute to the players and their families and said he was in no doubt that the future of Tipp hurling is bright with the current crop of players. The Cloughjordan native has stepped down from the manager’s post following the Premier’s exit from this year’s All Ireland championship. Selector Michael Ryan is set to take up the mantle. Speaking on Extra Time here on Tipp FM last night, O’Shea had a special word of thanks for the Tipperary GAA fans. last_img

WWE® goes all day, every day on new channel 128!

first_imgWWE fans in Ghana can enjoy even more family-friendly action and entertainment from their favourite WWE Superstars like Roman Reigns™, Seth Rollins™ and Becky Lynch™ when MultiChoice launches a WWE pop-up channel on DStv channel 128 from Thursday, August 1.The new pop-up channel means more non-stop, high-octane action every day, in addition to the regular weekly flagship shows of Raw (Mondays, midnight) and SmackDown Live (Tuesdays, midnight) and Special Events like WrestleMania™ and the upcoming SummerSlam™ (airing live from 11pm on Sunday, August 12).The pop-up channel will be available on the DStv Premium, Compact+ and Compact packages until December 31 however, DStv Family and Access customer will also get to enjoy some of the entertainment until August 21 though an open-viewing period of three weeks!“WWE has proved to be a fantastic acquisition for viewers across the continent,” said Gideon Khobane, chief executive of SuperSport. “This is a natural evolution that reflects the excitement and growth around our WWE broadcasts.”Fans tuning in to the pop-up channel can look forward to original WWE programming including Total Divas™, WWE Vintage™, Miz and Mrs™, Bottom Line™, Afterburn™, WWE Main Event™ and WWE Experience™ airing every day on DStv channel 128.The pop-up channel will run until December 31.Programming includes:Total DivasThe reality series is an inside look into the exciting lives of female WWE stars from their work within WWE to their personal lives and includes exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage.WWE VintageSuperSport will take viewers on a journey recalling classic matches and memories from the WWE’s storied past.Miz and MrsMiz and Mrs is a docu-series that chronicles the lives of WWE Superstars (and married couple) The Miz and Maryse. The series features the glamorous pair at work and play and includes moments from when they become parents for the first time.Bottom LineWWE Bottom Line is a one-hour, on-camera hosted programme that delivers all the highlights from Raw.AfterburnRecaps all the exciting events taking place every week on SmackDown.WWE Main EventMain Event features WWE Superstars exclusive to the SmackDown Live brand.WWE ExperienceWWE Experience is produced by WWE and mainly recaps events that took place on Raw and SmackDown Live. Tune in to DStv channel 128 from Friday, 1 August to experience this exciting pop-up channel, available only on DStv, your number one entertainment destination! Source: MultiChoice Ghanalast_img read more

Marissa Mayer Privacy Fanatics Will Have a Less Awesome Life Online

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 4 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. October 3, 2014center_img As we live more of our lives on the Internet, more of our personal data is being stored there. Just who should have access to that data — and for what purpose — is one of the most important and controversial issues facing the modern consumer. Yesterday, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer managed to tread a diplomatic line through that minefield.Each individual is the owner of his or her personal information and ought to have the right to withhold it from companies, but if a person prefers to maintain the strictest standards of privacy on the Internet, then his or her experience online will be subpar, said Mayer, speaking at an Advertising Week event at the Times Center in New York City.“It is almost undeniable at this point that the Web is better today if you let some sites personalize it for you,” she said. “People should have choice there, but that said, you will undoubtedly have a better experience online today if you let sites [you trust] know a little bit about who you are so that they can show you get the best possible content, show you the best possible messages.”Related: Was Yahoo’s Tumblr Acquisition a Flop?Mayer telling Internet users that they will have a better experience online if they give over more data is akin to Huck Finn convincing Tom Sawyer that painting fences is fun. Conveniently, the more a site knows about its users, the more valuable it becomes to advertisers. Yahoo trolls your email correspondences, web activity and instant message conversations to find out what you like to do and how you spend your time. All of that information is pumped into computer-powered algorithms that personalize your online experience – and give them priceless insight.Despite this, Mayer says people should have control over their personal information. “In my view, you own your data. And so you should be able to, for example, withdraw it from a source. You should be able to say, I don’t want my data stored here.” She cited features such as Ad Choices, which allows people to understand and control how much data Yahoo collects on them.To some, keeping personal data is a blatant violation of privacy. Computer antivirus software maker John McAfee has gone so far as to say that these technological intrusions into our privacy degrade our humanity. “Google, or at least certain people within Google — I will not mention names, because I am not a rude gentleman — would like us to believe that if we have nothing to hide, we should not mind if everybody knows everything that we do,” McAfee said in August at the Def Con hacking conference in Las Vegas. “We cannot have intrusions into our lives and still have freedom.”Related: Will Katie Couric Provide More Firepower in Yahoo’s Fight for Ad Dollars?This battle over a person’s right to privacy in the digital age has landed a number of tech companies in some hot water recently. Back in May, the highest court in the European Union ruled that Google must delete “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant” links in search results, effectively asking the search giant to “forget” certain events. In another incident that came to light this year, Facebook manipulated the information displayed in some 600,000 users’ feeds to determine whether there would be any effect on person’s psychological state. The big blue social media network didn’t seem all that contrite when word got out about its “experiment,” though it announced yesterday that it is changing the way it approaches future studies.Some say a lack of privacy comes with the territory. In a blog post published in August, OkCupid co-founder and president Christian Rudder said, all Web users ought to understand that their personal information might very well be co-opted. “Guess what, everybody: if you use the Internet, you’re the subject of hundreds of experiments at any given time, on every site. That’s how websites work.”Related: Should Marissa Mayer Have Posed in Vogue? Register Now »last_img read more