Letterkenny AC athlete Natasha Adams claimed the bragging rights for the ladies when she won the Termon GAA 5K.Natasha Adams, centre, who was first home in the Termon 5K.Natasha was first home in a field of more than 140 runners in a time of 16.29.The evening was a greats success with a total field of 177 participants taking part.The following are the results and times of al the runners.Congrats to everyone who took part.Termon GAA 2015 5k Results Place Number Name Time Category Club1 6 Natasha Adams 00:16:29 SW Letterkenny A C2 42 Brian Ferry 00:16:52 SM Letterkenny A C3 20 Jim McFadden 00:17:00 SM 04 23 Raymond Birch 00:17:13 SM Letterkenny A C5 43 Gerard McGrenahan 00:17:16 SM Letterkenny A C6 41 Kevin Ferry 00:17:19 M40 Letterkenny A C7 16 Anthony Doherty 00:17:26 M40 Milford AC8 120 Fionula Diver 00:17:40 SW Letterkenny A C9 76 Daniel O’Donnell 00:18:14 SM 010 62 Jason McDaid 00:18:18 SM Letterkenny A C11 36 Fiontann O’Flynn 00:18:28 SM 012 115 Alfie Duggan 00:18:43 JM 013 119 Eoin Kelly 00:18:44 JM Cranford A C14 14 Ben Harkin 00:18:52 JM Milford AC15 8 James Donaghey 00:18:53 M40 Convoy16 28 Garvin Boyce 00:18:57 M40 Finn Valley A C17 84 Caolan McDaid 00:19:08 JM 018 129 Kevin McDaid 00:19:10 SM 019 86 Adrien Gaffey 00:19:13 SM 020 26 Michael Penrose 00:19:16 M40 Finn Valley A C21 81 Donal Haughey 00:19:20 M60 022 51 Sean Crossan 00:19:28 M40 Finn Valley A C23 74 Kevin McElwaine 00:19:32 SM 024 44 Maria McGrenahan 00:19:34 SW Letterkenny A C25 33 Seamus Nallen 00:19:37 SM 026 7 Michael Gallagher 00:19:38 JM Finn Valley A C27 22 Mark McFadden 00:19:44 M40 028 130 Pauric McCafferty 00:19:50 SM 029 35 Martin Anderson 00:19:51 M40 Finn Valley A C30 133 John McCafferty 00:19:54 JM 031 124 Owen Boyle 00:20:01 M40 Errigal Cycling32 80 Deirdre Diver 00:20:07 SW 033 39 Eoin Sheehy 00:20:15 SM Milford AC34 56 Paul Stewart 00:20:16 SM 035 88 Kieran Doherty 00:20:20 SM 036 134 Nathan McElwaine 00:20:26 JM 037 75 Paul McDaid 00:20:27 SM 038 114 Pat Brady 00:20:34 M50 24/7 Triathlon39 135 Cillian McConnigly 00:20:37 JM 040 3 Karl Egan 00:20:38 SM Speer Performance41 19 James McLaughlin 00:20:44 M50 042 48 Collete McElwaine 00:20:45 W40 Milford AC43 9 Matt Hogan 00:20:46 SM Milford AC44 21 Owen Coyle 00:20:47 M50 Rosses A.C.45 57 Liam Ferry 00:20:56 SM Letterkenny A C46 100 Paul Sweeney 00:20:57 M40 Letterkenny A C47 117 Jonathan Scanlon 00:21:04 SM 048 45 Michelle Hunter 00:21:05 SW Finn Valley A C49 101 Alan Catterson 00:21:07 M40 Finn Valley A C50 34 Sean O’Leary 00:21:09 M50 Finn Valley A C51 31 Mary Hippsley 00:21:10 W40 Finn Valley A C52 30 Maria McGonigle 00:21:38 SW Finn Valley A C53 132 Caolan Mellet 00:21:58 JM 054 123 Derek Brennan 00:22:00 SM 055 71 J.P. McBride 00:22:04 SM 056 207 Eoin O’Donnell 00:22:05 Family 057 77 Pauric Helferty 00:22:08 SM 058 108 Sharon Hamilton 00:22:09 W40 Aghyaran Athletics59 87 Brendan Sheridan 00:22:15 SM 060 69 Pat Byrne 00:22:22 M50 Killybegs Swanlings61 47 Caroline McGuire 00:22:37 W40 Finn Valley A C62 12 Grainne McDaid 00:22:44 SW 063 37 Brendan McFadden 00:22:48 SM 064 10 Petra McCafferty 00:22:49 SW 065 68 Margaret Shiels 00:22:50 W40 Letterkenny A C66 72 Sean O’Donnell 00:22:51 M50 Killybegs Swanlings67 15 Gary Price 00:22:52 SW 068 27 Ciaran Kelly 00:22:55 M40 Finn Valley A C69 67 Cliona Dunne 00:23:06 SW Letterkenny A C70 54 Helena Crossan 00:23:07 W40 071 127 Darren Murray 00:23:25 SM 072 40 Annette Sheehy 00:23:26 W40 Milford AC73 60 Evelyn McGeehin 00:23:27 W40 Finn Valley Fit74 73 Liam Cannon 00:23:33 M40 075 65 Patrick Dorning 00:23:43 M40 076 104 Claire Molloy 00:23:48 W40 077 11 Joseph Casey 00:23:50 M40 078 52 Martina McDaid 00:23:57 SW Speer Performance79 32 Brian Gallagher 00:24:00 M60 080 215 Fintan Sheehy 00:24:11 Family 081 118 Tom Kelly 00:24:12 M40 082 29 Noel McBride 00:24:13 M50 083 85 Nancy McNamee 00:24:14 W50 Finn Valley A C84 55 Sean MacConamara 00:24:21 M40 085 70 Billy Broderick 00:24:27 M50 Killybegs Swanlings86 106 Alfie McHale 00:24:28 M50 087 121 Trevor Duncan 00:24:30 M40 088 83 Liz McFadden 00:24:38 SW 089 109 Lisa Ferguson 00:24:40 SW Finn Valley Fit90 216 Cormac Sheehy 00:24:41 Family 091 204 Conall McGettigan 00:25:01 Family 092 58 Charmian O’Brien 00:25:02 SW Finn Valley A C93 59 Romana Gallagher 00:25:08 SW Finn Valley Fit94 38 Frank Pinder 00:25:27 M50 095 102 Joe McDaid 00:25:32 M40 096 1 Anne Kelly 00:25:36 W40 097 131 Cian Doherty 00:25:42 JM 098 5 Gerry Burke 00:25:43 M50 099 126 Claire Nelis 00:26:07 SW 0100 112 Anthony Boland 00:26:10 M50 Finn Valley A C101 128 Sean Moffet 00:26:12 SM 0102 53 Stephanie Dunlewey 00:26:29 W40 Speer Performance103 82 Conor Casey 00:26:31 JM 0104 13 Mo O’Donnell 00:26:46 SW 0105 64 Paul Gallagher 00:26:50 M40 0106 236 Eoghan McElwaine 00:26:54 Family 0107 218 Jack O’Neill 00:26:56 Family 0108 113 Carmel Boland 00:26:59 W50 Finn Valley A C109 63 John McElwaine 00:27:04 M40 0110 50 John Ferry 00:27:05 M40 0111 25 Liam Haughey 00:27:06 M50 Swanlings112 24 John Cranford 00:27:18 M40 0113 17 Bernie O’Donnell 00:27:30 W40 Milford AC114 66 Eileen Toye 00:27:30 SW 0115 125 Kate McNulty 00:27:40 SW 0116 237 Eoin Boyle 00:27:42 Family 0117 2 Margo McNally 00:27:43 SW 0118 4 Rosaleen Gallagher 00:27:45 W40 0119 214 Shakira Parry 00:28:30 Family 0120 230 Girl McGettigan 00:28:33 Family 0121 61 Ciaran Kelly 00:28:47 SM 0122 225 Niamh Boner 00:29:05 Family 0123 46 Kerry Hunter 00:29:06 JW Aghyaran Athletics124 110 Denise Ferguson 00:29:39 SW Finn Valley Fit125 49 Anne Doherty 00:30:12 W60 Milford AC126 240 Patrick Moffitt 00:31:04 Family 0127 18 Josie Gallagher 00:31:26 M40 0128 105 Anne Quinn 00:32:04 SW 0129 103 Sarah Lally 00:32:08 SW Athenry A.C.130 205 Eileen McLaughlin 00:32:09 Family 0131 206 Fiona Hegarty 00:32:16 Family 0132 116 Kieran Flannagan 00:32:23 JM 0133 107 Heather Hunter 00:32:41 SW Aghyaran Athletics134 78 Fiona McConnell 00:32:41 W40 0135 122 Kathleen McCourt 00:32:44 W40 0136 111 Regina Roarty 00:32:57 SW 0137 231 Girl McGettigan 00:32:57 Family 0138 201 Con Gallagher 00:33:09 Family 0139 226 Liam Boner 00:33:10 Family 0140 224 Jim Boner 00:33:20 Family 0141 221 Grace Doherty 00:36:22 Family 0142 249 Aisling Nic Pháidín 00:36:24 Family 0143 79 Francis McBride 00:37:12 W40 0144 217 Noreen O’Neill 00:37:23 Family 0145 203 Breda McGettigan 00:37:27 Family 0146 202 Oran Gallagher 00:38:01 Family 0147 233 Girl McGettigan 00:38:01 Family 0148 247 Oisin Doherty 00:39:28 Family 0NATASHA CLAIMS BRAGGING RIGHTS FOR LADIES IN TERMON 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: July 3rd, 2015 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:donegalNatasha AdamsTERMON GAA 5K
Fulham are interested in signing Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Paul Robinson, according to the Daily Mail.It is claimed they could move for the former England man after his transfer to Turkish outfit Beskitas appeared to stall.The Sun report that Fulham are competing with Ajax for the signing of FC Twente’s Holland Under-19 midfielder Chris David.Mackie recently signed a new deal.The player’s agent Fabio Alho is quoted as saying: “Fulham and Ajax both want to be kept informed about Chris.”QPR forward Jamie Mackie is wanted by Southampton and West Ham, according to The Sun.It is claimed that both promoted clubs are considering tabling £1m bids for the Scotland international.Mackie signed a new contract at the end of last season, committing his future to Rangers until 2015.Meanwhile, Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is trying to pip Chelsea to the signing of Brazilian teenager Lucas Moura, the Daily Mirror say.Ferguson is reported to have sent a delegation to Brazil to thrash out a deal to sign the Sao Paulo midfielder and is pleading with United’s owners to spend up to £30m on him.Real Madrid are also said to be interested in Moura, who has already played for his country and is regarded as one of the world’s top prospects.Finally, the Mail suggest that Benfica’s apparent interest in Manchester United midfielder Anderson could help Chelsea capture Axel Witsel.It’s believed that Witsel – reportedly a target for Chelsea and Real Madrid – will be allowed to leave if Anderson signs for the Portuguese club.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
QPR made a good start to the second half of the Championship play-off semi-final first leg, with Armand Traore’s shot bringing a save from Wigan keeper Scott Carson.In the first half, Gary Caldwell headed straight at Rangers keeper Rob Green from a cross Jordi Gomez, whose low shot shortly before the interval produced a save from Green at his near post.Roared on by more than 3,000 travelling fans, Rangers defended resolutely in the opening 45 minutes and had the occasional sight of goalGary O’Neil had an effort blocked after being set up by QPR’s top scorer Charlie Austin and Traore headed over from Junior Hoilett’s cross.Veteran centre-back Richard Dunne, back in the R’s starting line-up, has struggled at times and is on a yellow card, having been booked for a foul on Callum McManaman.After a decent spell by the visitors early in the second half, they survived a scare at the other end when James Perch failed to make contact with Jean Beausejour’s fine cross. QPR: Green, Simpson, Onuoha, Dunne, Hill, Hoilett, Barton, O’Neil, Traore, Morrison, Austin. Subs: Murphy, Carroll, Yun, Doyle, Hughes, Henry, Kranjcar.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
17 November 2009With users switching increasingly to broadband access technologies, mobile operator Vodacom has been laying fibre-optic rings in South Africa’s major centres, both to build its own transmission capacity and to offer “last-mile” fibre access to its corporate clients.Since the launch of Vodacom Business in early 2008, Vodacom has laid over 720 kilometres of optic fibre, building 11 core fibre-optic rings in the country’s major metropolitan areas.“South Africa’s telecommunications landscape is going to be dramatically reshaped over the next few years, as the price of bandwidth plummets and newly empowered businesses and consumers increase their appetite for hosted services and applications,” Vodacom Business chief executive Wally Beelders said in a statement last week.‘The end of dial-up’Beelders predicted that within two years there would be no more dial-up internet access in South Africa, with the vast majority of home users and small businesses opting for wireless broadband using 3G, ADSL, WiMax or similar broadband access technologies.“We see potential for half a million small businesses to come online in the next 18 to 24 months,” he said, explaining that when reliable, fast, cost-effective bandwidth becomes widely available, more and more firms and individuals are likely to choose online application hosting and data storage.Single ICT supplierVodacom Business has launched more than 32 individual enterprise services in the past 18 months, with a large portion of its state-of-the-art data centre in Midrand being used by business customers.“For smaller companies and entrepreneurs, the price of bandwidth is probably one of the last barriers to moving most of their applications to an online hosted environment,” Beelders said.“Yet, in a time of scarce skills and constrained budgets, managing as many IT and communication needs as possible through a single supplier makes sense, freeing small and large enterprises to focus on their core competencies.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
Bicycles will soon become commonplace at Wits.(Image: Nicky Falkof)MEDIA CONTACTS • Nicky FalkofLecturer in Media Studies at Wits, andfounder member of Cycle Wits+27 11 717 4165Lucille DavieWits University campus in Johannesburg is to become a very different place, if the people who have formed Cycle Wits get their way. It is made up of a group of students and staff who already cycle to or from campus, and who believe in the “transformative potential of commuter cycling”.“We are committed to working with the university to provide input from the perspectives of commuter cyclists, and to helping to grow and nurture a culture of commuter cycling on our campuses,” the group stresses on its blog.The idea is to get the university involved in getting students and staff out of their cars and on to bicycles, to relieve the congestion and parking problems on campus. Cycle Wits has compiled a document outlining its strategy, which involves the university becoming proactive about making the campus more bicycle friendly – at the same time reducing fuel emissions and enhancing the health of Wits students and staff, commonly called Witsies.“Many Witsies would like to cycle but are afraid of the traffic on the roads near campuses, which can be especially congested and daunting,” states the document. “Although the university cannot control traffic situations outside of its jurisdiction, it can contribute to raising awareness of cyclists on the road, and help to educate Wits cyclists in safe cycling practice and rules of the road.”At present there are no safe cycle lanes, lock-up areas or signage on campus to make it easy to commute via bicycle.Universities around the world are generally bicycle friendly, often in cities where bicycles are used by millions as their main source of transport. Johannesburg is a car-dominant city, a result of historically poor public transport systems. South African universities follow the same pattern, but it seems bike transport is now catching on.Rhodes University in Grahamstown, in Eastern Cape, lends itself more to bicycles, which are in evidence in the town and on campus. The recently formed Saints and Sinners Cycling Club on the campus replaces the defunct Rhodes University Cycling Club, and committee member Christopher Johnson hopes that forming the club will encourage more cyclists on campus and in the town.“What we’re trying to do is create a group that is open to anyone, regardless of their experience or skill,” Johnson told Grocott’s Mail, the local newspaper, in October 2012. “It is also a fantastic social experience to be part of and links you to a network of people who, regardless of how different, share the same interest. We would like to restore cycling to what it has always been in this town.”InterventionsThe group is proposing a range of interventions at Wits to make campus and its users more bike-conscious: signage to raise awareness of bicycles; tuition on how to ride a bike; free safety equipment like helmets and high visibility jackets; the construction of cycle routes on campus; erection of bike lock-up racks; and the creation of safe bike lanes between its various campuses.Nicky Falkof, a lecturer in Wits’ media studies department, is one of the founder members of the group. She lives in Melville and cycles to the university every day. She knows of some 30 people who cycle to work from the nearby suburbs at present. However, she sees more and more bikes on campus. Off campus, she cycles around Melville and surrounding suburbs although she has a car, which she uses at night.Cycle Wits has got the ball rolling, with a meeting with the university’s management in mid-March. Its proposal was greeted with enthusiasm, with “a clear sense that investing in commuter cycling was considered something that would be extremely beneficial to the university in the long run”.Falkof says that there are plans to have bike racks around the campus installed within three weeks, and bike lanes possibly in place by the end of the year. “Wits management is keen and committed. It makes sense for them as the public transport infrastructure is overloaded.”The group has also encouraged the university to get the City of Johannesburg to declare the entire university precinct, from Wits in Braamfontein and its campuses in Parktown, to Westdene and Doornfontein, where many students live, as the city’s first bicycle-friendly zone. This would mean creating dedicated safe cycle lanes between these campuses and suburbs, with lock-up facilities.For its part, the City has plans to create bicycle lanes, outlined in its 2011 Growth and Development Strategy. It plans to create these lanes in two Soweto suburbs initially, Noordgesig and Orlando, the former mayoral committee member for transport, Rehana Moosajee, told Talk Radio 702 in a January 2013 interview.Cycle Wits also wants the university to lobby the high-speed commuter Gautrain to allow bicycles on the trains, to encourage more bike commuters from further afield.Urban cyclists associationFalkof says the group has tuned into the Johannesburg Urban Cyclists Association, which promotes and defends the use of the bicycle as a day-to-day transport solution. “Our goal is for Joburg to be bike-friendly by 2015, a deep transformation that requires massive changes in infrastructure as well as in mindsets!” the association says on its website.One of its first moves in this direction is the creation of the Joburg Bicycle map, which can be downloaded and allows you to plan your bike routes using the less busy roads.Bicycle retailersCycle Wits has other big plans: it hopes to get the university to allow bicycle retailers on campus to supply bike spares to commuters, and to run workshops on campus on basic bike maintenance. The group also wants the university to offer incentives to staff and students to get on their bikes, by organising leisure rides on weekends, including participation in the popular monthly Critical Mass ride, a worldwide movement by cyclists to take back their city streets from motorists.Critical Mass has been running in Cape Town for several years; it is approaching its second birthday in Joburg, and now attracts close to 2 000 cyclists on the last Friday of every month.Having cycle days, on which students and staff are encouraged to come to work by bike once a week, is another proposal. It also wants to see experienced cyclists act as mentors for novice cyclists, to coach them on cycling techniques and to give general advice.Cycle Wits has a Facebook page, which gives information to bike commuters. A post indicates that showers and change rooms on East Campus are available for bike commuters.Mountain biking now bigMountain biking in particular has become big in South Africa, with races held every weekend across the country. There are also several world-class endurance cycling events, like the Cape Epic, an eight-day 800km mountain bike event, climbing in total 15 000m over some of the most beautiful mountain passes in Western Cape. It attracts cyclists from around the world.The Freedom Challenge is a gruelling 2 300km mountain bike race, from Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal to Paarl in Western Cape, over several mountain ranges and across the semi-desert Karoo. It is held in the middle of winter, and has been running for the past 10 years. In the past few years remarkable records have been set, with last year’s race completed in 10 days and 16 hours.Other shorter, multi-day mountain bike events include the Sani2C, a three-day race from Sani Pass at the foot of the Drakensberg mountains to Scottburgh on the southern KwaZulu-Natal coast, with riders enjoying splendid green valleys and lush sugarcane fields. The Berg&Bush is another three-day KwaZulu-Natal mountain bike race, taking in some of the historic battlefields of that province.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest AgXplore launched the world’s first ever nitrogen management aid with triple-action technology. Starting in October, ContaiN MAX will be available to retailers across the nation.“ContaiN MAX is an innovative product that will change the market,” said Misti McBride, AgXplore Director of Marketing. “It combines: NBPT, the market’s best mode of action for nitrogen volatility, NZONE, the market’s leader in nitrogen leaching and microbes to balance soil and increase nitrogen uptake.”NZONE, AgXplore’s flagship product has been proven to reduce leaching by 47%. It was developed to help farmers protect water quality by decreasing nitrogen runoff. Research also shows NZONE holds more nitrogen in the root zone making it available for plant uptake. In fact, farmers using NZONE were able to reduce their nitrogen by 25% with more yield. Because of this, NZONE technology is leading environmental stewardship efforts.The NBPT component has proven to reduce nitrogen volatility for 14 to 21 days after application, which gives farmers another way to keep nitrogen in the soil and available to crops.Adding microbes to these proven nitrogen management solutions creates a powerhouse formulation providing triple-action technology in a single pass. “The microbial package helps maintain adequate levels of organic matter in the soil, digest compounds, eliminate residue, improve soil pH and increase plant uptake of nitrogen through ammonification,” McBride said.The overall result of ContaiN MAX is improved soil fertility, reduced environmental impact and increased crop performance.“We’ve been using microbial packages in our nutritional products since we got our start in 1999. I’ve committed myself to be the market leader with unique, forward-thinking technologies. It made perfect sense to include the benefits of microbes to our ContaiN formula,” said Barry Aycock, CEO of AgXplore.”“Our primary goal is to help our customers achieve higher yields. Farmers are looking for ways to improve profitability. And ContaiN MAX delivers unmatched results,” Aycock concluded. AgXplore manufactures and markets nitrogen management aids, nutritional fertilizers, adjuvants and micronutrients that are proven to enhance farming applications. Company headquarters are located in Parma, Missouri. AgXplore products are used by farmers nationwide on a wide variety of crops.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Putnam Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting a farmer meeting on Dec. 4 highlighting water quality and the vital importance of the 4Rs in the Lake Erie Watershed.“My goal is to get every retailer in Putnam County 4R certified and get every acre soil sampled,” said Jeff Duling, with Putnam SWCD.The featured speaker at the event will be Chris Winslow, director of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program that supports greater knowledge and stewardship of Lake Erie. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Ottawa K of C Hall. Snacks and soft drinks will be provided. For more information contact Putnam SWCD at 419-523-5159.
Every year, the Web changes a little bit more. As the years tick by, we may not notice how everything on the Internet is becoming a little bit more beautiful, a little easier to use. But, if you remember what the Web looked like in 1995 and now look around at what we have now in 2013, it is the difference between antiquity and modernity. The Webby Awards have been celebrating the best on the Web since 1997. Like the Web, the Webby Awards have grown in size and stature in the last 16 years and are now considered the highest honor that a website can garner these days. The 17th annual Webby Awards will be given next week on April 9th. To commemorate another year, the Webby Awards teamed up with Internet Explorer to produce a graphic timeline of the Web, as told through Webby winners since 1997. If you have some time to burn, hop on over to the site and see how the Web has evolved since the days before the Dot Com Bubble to the Mobile Revolution.Below, we took some of the best examples of how the Web has evolved since 1997. From SonicNet to TED Talks, the transformation of the Web from function to design has been remarkable.1997SonicNet Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Family Planet won the Home category for the Webby’s in 1997 and it is perhaps the quintessential late 1990s website. Actually, it is quite a bit better than most late 1990s websites. You can start seeing some of the early design trends that would pervade the Web for years to come in Family Planet, with the three column layout and banner headline on the top.2000Thrive Online Nike won another Webby in 2010 with Jumpman: A History of Flight. It was basically a way to show of Nike shoes through the years, especially those of basketball star Michael Jordan. The timeline-style website was informative, interactive and visually appealing. Nike might seem like an odd company to have such influence over the design of the Web, but it has proved multiple times that it can bring on the right people to implement creative new ideas to push boundaries. History of Flight won the Webby for Best Design – Aesthetics in 2010.2011TED Talks Flickr won multiple Webby awards in 2006, including Best Practices and Best Navigation/Structure. If you can believe it, Yahoo was actually good at bringing quality websites to the masses once upon a time (Yahoo acquired Flickr from Ludicorp in 2005). Flickr was the photo sharing site in the mid-2000s and its mix of design and functionality was second to none. 2009The Turbo Gene Test dan rowinski I am a proponent of giving NASA a lifetime achievement Webby just for being awesome. At a time when most government-run websites were husks of hyperlinks and text, NASA was pushing forward with visuals, videos and science. 2006Google Earth Tags:#design#web Gaming and computers have always mixed. Who was a kid int he 1980s and did not play Oregon Trail or Carmen San Diego? By 2003, games on the Web were becoming big business and Orisinal was an original player providing cute animal-based games that proved to be the biggest time-suck ever. “Apple Season” was a favorite, where players tried to catch as many apples as possible. NASA Towards the latter half of the 2000s, the Web became more interactive. NikeID, the website for Nike’s sensor-laden running show, was a great example of how brands and websites could show off their product in interesting visual and interactive fashions. NikeID won the Webby in 2009 for Best Design – Function. 2010Nike – A History Of Flight If we were to break the first 20 years or so of the Internet into two epochs, the boundary line between the two would be Google’s initial public offering in 2004. Since Google went public, the Internet has become faster, information has become easier to obtain and design has drastically increased. Google has had a large part to say in this. Google Earth won the Webby in 2006 for Best Design – Function. Google Earth made satellite imagery, once a curiosity for students and researchers, in the hands of anyone at had access to an Internet browser.Flickr By the time the new century rolled around, the Web started to look a little bit better than it had in the 1990s. Browsers were better and quality designers were buckling down on a more aesthetic Web. Then the Dot Com Bubble burst and many of those designers soon found themselves out of work. Thrive Online won the Health category in 2000 with a bold design, big fonts and front and center pictures.Epicurious A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market TED Talks have become must-see Internet over the past couple of years. In 2011, the TED website won the Webby for Best Design – Function. TED has shown us new ways to think about live and how video communities live on the Internet. 2012Kinetic Fanzine No. 1 Not everything was slick and trim in the year 2000. Epicurious won the Living category that year and was a jumbled mess. 2000 was still in the era of the Web when more was still thought of as, well… more. 2003PayPal Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The Internet is now a place where anybody with a little imagination, a friend with design chops and maybe some rudimentary knowledge of coding can create a great website that is lightyears ahead of what was being produced in 1997. Kinetic Fanzine, which won for Best Design – Visual in 2012 is a great example of that.Top image: National Film Board of Canada won for Best Photography in 2012 In 1997, the music industry was still healthy and churning out mega profits. Boy bands were the rage, Radiohead was coming into its own and Smashing Pumpkins was still together (they broke up and since have reformed). SonicNet won the Webby for Music that year and, well, it was 1997. The website itself was not much to look at but was considered a fairly high standard for the day.Family Planet Following the aftermath of the Dot Com Bubble, the Web picked up its pieces and forged ahead. By the early-to-mid 2000s design and functionality started to meet in interesting and creative ways. PayPal, the payments service that not only survived the Dot Com era but came out so far ahead that its alumni are now considered a technorati mafia, was one of the websites on the forefront of function and design. PayPal won the Webby in 2003 for Financial Services.Orisinal Turbo Gene Test was a website created for car company Saab. It was a bit of a marketing gimmick, but it was beautiful and portended a trend that we have seen a lot of since 2009: brands creating interesting websites to promote their business. It is no longer flashing banner ads and keyword search results. Turbo Gene Test won the Webby for Best Design – Aesthetic in 2009.NikeID