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Kobe Bryant Fined $100,000 over Anti-Gay Comment

“The words expressed do not reflect my feelings towards the gay and lesbian communities,” Kobe Bryant said.

The N.B.A fined Kobe of the Los Angeles Lakers $100,000 on Wednesday for offensive comments he made during the game on Tuesday night.

Bryant used an expletive and an anti-gay remark to a referee after receiving a technical foul in a game against the San Antonio Spurs.

Kobe issued a statement saying his remarks should not be taken literally. “My actions were out of frustration during the heat of the game, period,” he said. “The words expressed do not reflect my feelings towards the gay and lesbian communities and were not meant to offend anyone.”

whether or not he should have got fined i will leave up to you. Personally i don’t really care because Kobe Bryant gets paid an Annual salary of $ 19,485,714! His last 3 year contract $83.5 million with the Los Angeles Lakers made him the highest-paid player in the NBA. He is only the second player in NBA history with a $30 million salary (Michael Jordan in the late ’90s was the first). His salary last year was $23 million. Bryant led the Lakers to their fifth title since 2000. Everybody likes a winner: Bryant’s jersey is the NBA’s top seller in the U.S. Even in the last 2 minutes it took for you to read this blog he has earned $1,000, that is sickening.

Watch as Kobe scores 81 points in 3 min video

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A Typical Irish Social Welfare Meeting

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Flickr Analytics in Class Task

The most view item on Flickr for Irish eyes today the 19th of March is Sam the ugliest dog. It has 40 views today before 12noon, 94 for yesterday and it had 184 views on the 16th of March. The total all time views is 121,295.
The most commented item was the same Sam the ugliest dog with 26 all-time comments. The next most viewed item is Mad Max the Ultimate Coal Miner with 18 comments.

The favourite item is Rock of Cashel with 47 people having this as their favourite item followed by Tampon Chandelier with 36 favourites.
The main referrers so far today are from images.google.com with 28% then Flickr.com at 11%. Yesterday was the same with 28% and 17% respectively.

The keywords people used to find the site from images.google.com were

Keywords Views
1 ugliest dog 18
2 twitter background 8
3 pink range rover 7
4 irish dogs 7
5 photos of the ugliest dog 3
6 irish 3

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St.Patricks Day 2011 Ireland

Saturday March 12 2011

is the most international of national days, celebrated from America and from China to Australia.  There’s an old saying that March comes in like a lion, and out like a lamb. Its suppose to snow here in Ireland for St.Patricks day emm lovely well at least its not a tsunami i suppose.

In theory, Paddy’s Day could be moved. After all, the Catholic Church swaps other feist days when it suits them so why not “Paddys Day”?

Legend has it that St Patrick died on March 17, 461, but we’re not really sure it more like ‘pick a number, any number’. It was given a slot on the calendar of saint’s days in the 1600s.

In practice, St Patrick’s Day can’t be moved because it’s become such a world fixture that it’s no longer ours. We share it with so many places across the globe. March 17th is a public holiday, Patrick a man who might have been born in Wales or Scotland or elsewhere, and whose real name was Maewyn Succat.

Ireland’s first St Patrick’s day Parade took place in Dublin in 1931. New York claims that it held the world’s first parade in 1762, and Boston claim they had one even before this, but that was really just a big punch up!

St Patrick’s association with green is just a couple of centuries old. For years the colour of St Patrick’s day was blue and St Patrick’s Day did not become a public holiday here until 1903 when the Westminster Parliament passed a bill introduced by the Irish MP James O’Mara. Twenty years later, O’Mara would do his best to ruin the day for millions. With Independence, the new political elite made a ban on Paddy’s Day pub opening. James O’Mara led the way as chief killjoy. In support, one TD said “the drowning of the shamrock” was “a direct insult to the Saint” that must be stopped. This went on for a little while untill the publicans realized that they could’nt do this and there was no real law stoping them from serving on Paddys day.


http://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/index.php/gallery

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Why is Facebook So Popular#egfdell

Facebook is relatively new to me; I wondered what all the talk about Facebook was before.  I didn’t really see any need for it, why was it so popular? It seems like it just took off overnight and it was no longer sufficient to just send a text or email. Now I must book face too! It is very useful for chatting with friends, keeping in touch with people I might not have seen in a long time or for connecting with people in different parts of the world. The best thing for me about Facebook is for funny videos and keeping up with friends. I now frequently visit Facebook probably once a day or at least a couple of times a week.  As part of the Web Analytics part of this course in Web promotion for business, in the Absolute Hotel and spa, ran by Tipperary Institute and funded through the E.G.F.  Our task is to go in to the statistics and to see how you can track the data through statistics. Looking at Facebook the site I probably use the most, the bounce rate is not really relevant, because I would be viewing everything on the same page. The conversions, well I generally wouldn’t be buying anything here either although it is possible to link with someone that may be selling something of interest… I could spend anything from 5 minutes to up to an hour looking at videos and pictures on Facebook. I would use a direct link from my bookmarks to the site.  The most visited sites would vary depending on what friends are saying and uploading.

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Seneca

It’s 15 years since The Cranberries went supernova and the feeling in Limerick is that it could be the time for another local act to make the big step up. One of the names being mentioned in dispatches is Seneca, a melodious four-piece who’ve already managed to infiltrate the Irish top 30 with ‘Smile’ – curiously absent from tonight’s set – and had Jackie Hayden pf this parish whispering sweet nothings about them.

My bearded colleague is bang on the money, with the band chucking Jeff Buckley, Snow Patrol and Damien Rice into the blender and ending up with something guaranteed to get American radio all hot and sticky

Which isn’t to say that they’re all studio sheen and no bollocks. Realising that there’s a sold-out Dolan’s to be entertained – can we just say again how fucking ace the venue is? – singer and guitarist Rob Hope wrestles every ounce of emotion possible out of songs like ‘Good For What Ails You’, ‘Playing Fair’ and ”Clarity’ while barefoor drummer (think of the chiropodist bills!) Daragh O Loughlain knocks his kit into the middle of next month.

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New Rocking Radio Station

If you are a Music Lover then you are in for a real treat, check this staion out tis Awesome Boy.

All Free

http://blip.fm/Bocrock

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Cool Video

I’d Love to be able to edit like this, must of taken alot ages to put it together…Well worth watching

 

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/BrianBing

 

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Dell – I Lukeing vor a Job

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