The Hunt Museum is Inviting People to GIF IT UP for…

first_img TAGSCulture NightKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostThe Hunt Museum Print WhatsApp Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Advertisement Emailcenter_img LifestyleLimerickNewsThe Hunt Museum is Inviting People to GIF IT UP for Culture NightBy Meghann Scully – September 14, 2020 167 TO mark Culture Night going online this year (Friday 18 September), The Hunt Museum, Limerick, is inviting people to unleash their inner creativity and create a GIF from a Hunt Museum object or image.The Hunt Museum made most of its collections of Art and Antiquities, dating from the Neolithic Period to the 20th century, available to the Public Domain in 2018.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This creates exciting opportunities for use and re-use of the objects, particularly in digital form, Gif-It-Up is one expression of such creativity. People can check out the  full range of objects and images on the website that are submitted to the Hunt Museum will be put on display on their website and social media channels.  The best (judged by likes, reposts, etc) will be entered on behalf of the Hunt Museum into the worldwide GIF-IT-UP competition.  There is also a chance that the winning GIF’s will be projected on the building when the nights draw in.GIF IT UP is an annual worldwide gif-making competition for the most creative reuse of digitised cultural heritage material. It is run by Europeana in close cooperation with Digital Public Library of America, Digital NZ and Trove.Jill Cousins, Director, The Hunt Museum said, “We are looking for fun or serious GIFs that make you see the object or image in a different way. This is an opportunity for young and old to open their imaginations and realise cultural heritage is fun. We’re hoping gif-­makers, cultural heritage enthusiasts and lovers of the internet will participate.”To enter, simply submit your GIF to [email protected]  All GIFs will be posted on the Hunt Museum’s Giphy Gallery Channel!For instructions on how to make a GIF, visit www.huntmuseum.comHow to make a GIF …Never made a gif? No worries! Just check one of our online tutorials:Getting creative with stickers & effects – make your first GIF (Europeana)Playing with colours – make your first GIF IT UP entry (Europeana)How to make a GIF from a series of photos (Europeana)Make a GIF from a vintage video (Europeana)Gif-making online workshops (DPLA)How to make a GIF using free software (DigitalNZ)How to make an animated GIF from a stereograph (DigitalNZ)How to make an animated GIF using Gimp software + screencast (DigitalNZ) Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limerick Previous articleFairview Rangers Claim Ninth FAI Junior Cup TitleNext articleWATCH: Kyle Hayes and Natal O’Grady react to Kildimo Pallaskenry promotion Meghann Scully Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener last_img read more


first_imgA public meeting is to be held for anyone interested in setting up a community alert or text alert scheme.The Chair of the Donegal Joint Policing Committee, Cllr Noel McBride, is urging interested to attend in the Radisson Hotel, Letterkenny on Monday 24 March at 8pm.“This meeting is being held to inform people about the setting up of Community Alert and Text Alert schemes and to help and assist groups throughout the county who have already set up, who are in the process of setting up or who wish to look at ways of linking with other groups in conjunction with the Gardaí. All members of the public are invited to attend” said Cllr McBride. In attendance will be Chief Superintendant Terri Mc Ginn, Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant Paul Wallace and Vanessa Clarke from Muintir na Tire.There are currently over 30 registered community alert groups in Donegal and Cllr Noel Mc Bride believes that we need to strengthen this network of community alert groups.He stated “the key message that we want to get across is that people need to look out for each other. That is the main objective for these meetings, getting the public involved and working with each other and the Gardaí in protecting our public and neighbourhoods from petty crime sprees.”This message was echoed by Sergeant Paul Wallace Crime Prevention Officer in his address to the Joint Policing Committee on Friday last. He stated that “we need to be good neighbours and we need to keep a look out for older people and vulnerable neighbours whilst always respecting their independence. By working together we can create a better and safer community”. PUBLIC MEETING ON TEXT ALERT SCHEMES AS PEOPLE URGED TO LOOK OUT FOR EACHOTHER was last modified: March 18th, 2014 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:schemestext alertlast_img read more

Virgin Australia offers new international services

first_imgVirgin Australia has announced a new service between Perth and Abu Dhabi which will give Perth travellers excellent connections into Europe.The new three times weekly service is part of a major route restructure which also includes new flights and connections to the USA.Read Geoffrey Thomas on Virgin Australia’s new in-flight productQantas targets non-stop Sydney to Europe flightsThe Perth to Abu Dhabi service will launch on June 9, 2017 and will operate on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays outbound and Monday, Wednesday and Fridays inbound.The flight using the airline’s Airbus A330-200s with the new state-of-the-art interiors will depart Perth at 11.05pm and arrived in Abu Dhabi at 6.35am connecting with a host of Etihad Airways flights into the region, Europe and the US.Virgin’s three time weekly flight will supplement equity parter Etihad Airways daily afternoon service to Abu Dhabi with Boeing 787s giving the two airlines 10 flights a week.For the US Virgin Australia will reintroduce in April a five times weekly service from Melbourne to Los Angeles.Of particular interest to Perth travellers is a new timing via Brisbane to Los Angeles of 12.45pm ex Perth with an arrival in LA at 5.30pm the same day.This once a week connection will operate from April on a Sunday.     The airline however will drop its Sydney to Abu Dhabi service and those flights will be replaced with an increase in Etihad flights between the two cities.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, June 7, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Our forecast is a little wetter this morning. Rain for the second half of this weekend looks more intense, and then we also are going ahead with adding in moisture for the second half of next week. So, while we still have a bit of dry weather left, the opportunities from here forward pull back some.  Today we turn out partly to mostly sunny and warm across the state. Temps will be above normal, and we should see good evaporation. Rates will be at maximum of .25” per day. Breezes will also help drying today, and we should see great opportunity for additional forage work too. The only place we need to watch for any significant action today will down right near the Ohio river…where there can be clouds and a few isolated showers. The rest of the state looks good. Tomorrow turns out partly to mostly sunny as well, although clouds can be increasing late afternoon and evening. Rain showers move in for Sunday and hold through Monday with higher rain totals now expected.  On Sunday, we can see rains of a few hundredths to .5” with 700% coverage. For Monday look for .25″ to 1″ with the potential or thunderstorms. Tuesday and Wednesday are still dry for next week. Sunshine is expected to dominate, with a return to good drying conditions. The problem will be that we only end up with 2 days’ worth of good, dry weather, before rain threats reemerge Showers develop overnight next Wednesday night and continue into Thursday. Moisture does not look all that impressive, and coverage gives some holes, but we still have to deal with rain threats and lose 24 hours of drying. Rain totals will be a few hundredths to .4” and coverage 60%. After the morning showers Thursday, clouds give way to some brief sun. Friday rains are back for midday and afternoon, and they look better organized. 90% of the state can pick up .25”-.1” rain totals. The map at right shows rain potential through next Friday.  We finish our 10 day window with dry weather for Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th. However, models are well divided on that finish, and that division is more apparent in the extended 11-16 day period as well, with one model putting rain in the forecast pretty much every day of that extended period, and other looking for perhaps 1 front for the entire time frame. Right now, we are leaning toward a drier look with a threat of precipitation closer to the start of the extended period, and then dry from Tuesday night (18th) through Friday morning. Scattered showers likely return late afternoon and evening on the 21st.last_img read more

The Language Of SEO: Identifying And Implementing Central Keywords

first_imgRelated Posts Frank Landman Frank is a freelance journalist who has worked in various editorial capacities for over 10 years. He covers trends in technology as they relate to business. SEO is historically associated with keywords, and getting them right is at the heart of promoting your website. But how do you know what your company’s keywords are, and how are you supposed to use them? In the past, keyword stuffing was the most important SEO strategy – as long as you got those identifying words into the document (over and over and over again), your page would get a high ranking.With our complex ranking algorithms in play today, though, that won’t work – and will even get your page bumped down the list. In this ecosystem, you need to do more to get ahead.Identifying KeywordsYou’ve built a business, so you surely have some sense of what your business’s keywords are. You may have even begun creating content based around those keywords. The problem is that it’s not enough just to create that content, but rather you need to be sure that your use of that keyword is sufficiently competitive. There are, of course, countless companies that you share keywords with, and you need to outperform them.The good news about keyword performance and rankings is that there are plenty of tools to help you track your site’s performance against that of competitor brands. These tools will allow you to determine where your site ranks when you search different terms and on which terms your site performs best.Finally, when checking your basic keyword performance, be sure to look at closer variants of the words. Issues like keyword order, relationship of keywords to certain prepositions, and use of synonyms, plurals, and tenses can all be leveraged to improve your site’s performance.Background ResearchAnother way to ensure that you’re using your keywords to the greatest possible effect is by hiring an SEO specialist to do keyword research. Rather than just focusing on how well your existing keywords perform, SEO firms work with your target audience to determine the best keywords to reach them.As an industry insider, you may have an idea of what your keywords should be, but those words may be too niche or too technical for your marketing needs. The language that you use in-house or even with established customers may be different from what individuals seeking your services search for online. Websites need to strike a delicate balance between consistency in keyword use and the necessary linguistic variation that will allow you to grow your audience.In addition to working with an SEO specialist, you can also use a keyword research tool to make sure you’re prioritizing the right keywords. These tools are a great way to discover related keywords that it’s easier to rank highly for – you just start with your seed keyword. These tools can also help you reverse engineer keywords used by your competitors. Identifying keywords in this way is also more cost-effective than just focusing on the ones you selected yourself.Creating ConnectionsOne of the biggest changes in SEO strategy over the last few years is that, rather than emphasizing the volume of content produced, there has been a shift towards value. This approach, though, actually lends itself well to the post-keyword stuffing era. Instead of writing pages and pages of content, it’s more important that you develop strategic, meaningful posts that provide your readers with added value.So what does this value-based approach to SEO look like? There are several key considerations, but one of the most valuable things you can do is to start by creating cornerstone content for your site. In practice, cornerstone content includes regularly updated – and therefore, regularly indexed – posts that help to generate automatic SEO. Other websites are likely to cite this kind of content on their pages. Cornerstone content is also sometimes referred to as a pillar page, and these pages often hinge on particular keywords.Cornerstone or pillar content is so important to SEO that there’s actually a Google-recognized structure for building pillar content and its associated clusters. While pillar content is regularly updated to keep it relevant, cluster content is typically made up of subposts that are one-time pieces. There’s no need to update these regularly, but what the cluster posts do is support the ranking of the pillar page, which links out to the cluster posts.Innovating On Your KeywordsWith pillar and cluster posts, innovations on keyword tenses and synonyms, it may seem like there’s not much more you can do with your business’s keywords, but you’re not done yet. Another way to elevate your SEO is by finding different contexts in which to use these terms. For example, Google takes into account whether you use keywords in your URL and meta descriptions when it ranks website pages. In fact, putting keywords into your URL is one of the best ways to get your site noticed and ranked highly by search engines.In addition to putting keywords into your URL and meta descriptions, your blog should prioritize many different types of content that use your keywords in different ways. Besides traditional blog posts, consider developing case studies, posts that share behind the scenes information about your business, and client profiles.One major benefit to creating different types of content is that, by varying the types of posts, you’ll be placing your keywords in different contexts, and when search engines rank websites, one factor they consider is the surrounding language. This is also part of how they assess whether your content is of a high quality – certain patterns indicate that you’re properly applying the terms and not just generating spam to displace legitimate sites.Don’t Go OverboardAs mentioned in the introduction, keyword stuffing used to be a major part of SEO, but now it can get your site downgraded, so you need to be judicious in your use of individual keywords.Luckily, there are several tools you can use to make sure you’re striking a careful balance. Run your content through a keyword density checker. These websites not only allow you to determine how often you’re using your keywords relative to the overall content, but can also determine your keywords’ overall relevance. This process is known as term frequency-inverse document frequency and is used by search engines to rank your site, so you might as well investigate it yourself first.Voice – The Next FrontierIf you’ve asked a friend a question and then posed that same query to a search engine, you know that we speak differently than we engage via text-based search, and this difference is newly relevant because of the rise of voice search. As more people adopt personal assistant technology, more search happens via voice, meaning that websites need to be optimized for this new format. And your website needs to adapt its content to be voice friendly.So how do you change SEO to be responsive to voice? Voice search relies on natural language processing (NLP), so you need to think about the ways that users might speak about your website’s topic, rather than just how we write about it. That means you need to strike up a conversation. Working with focus groups can help you determine how clients may shift their search approach when speaking. Just because you’ve mastered keywords for written search, doesn’t mean you understand the nuances of voice search. Honing your voice search capabilities now, though, can put you ahead of the competition.SEO is a complex process and to succeed, you need to strategically deploy countless different elements across your website – but keywords are the foundation that it’s all built upon. By selecting the right keywords, testing them regularly, and consistently monitoring your core competitors, you can take your place at the top of the rankings.Just remember that you can’t rest on your rankings for long because SEO standards are always changing and your competitors are fighting for the top spot as well. Some days, SEO strategy can seem like simple jockeying for position, but it can make or break your business. You have to stay on top. 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