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TOP DONEGAL NIGHTCLUB UP FOR SALE

first_imgONE of the county’s top nightclub venues has gone on the market – with an asking price of €625,000.The Limelight in Glenties sale also includes the M25 pub next door.The complex boast six bars, covers more than 10,000 sq ft and has a dance license for 1,550 people. It’s being sold on behalf of owner Declan Boyle by Property Partners in Letterkenny. TOP DONEGAL NIGHTCLUB UP FOR SALE was last modified: March 25th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:GlentieslimelightTOP DONEGAL NIGHTCLUB UP FOR SALElast_img read more

Your computer knows you better than your friends do

first_imgAre you a shy person with a snarky sense of humor who secretly craves hugs? You might be able to conceal that from your friends, but not from your computer. A new study of Facebook data shows that machines are now better at sussing out our true personalities than even our closest acquaintances. The idea for the study came together last year when psychologist Youyou Wu and computer scientist Michal Kosinski, then both at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, watched Her, a 2013 science fiction film in which a man falls in love with his computer operating system. “By analyzing his digital records, his computer can understand and respond to his thoughts and needs much better than other humans,” Wu says, “including his long-term girlfriend and closest friends.” Wu and Kosinski wondered: Is that possible in real life?They had access to a perfect data set to put the idea to the test. In 2007, their colleague David Stillwell, another Cambridge psychologist, created a Facebook app called myPersonality. With consent, users give the app abundant personal data. Not only do they grant access to Facebook info such as their likes and list of friends, but they also take standard psychological tests and answer survey questions. Their only rewards are the results of those psychological tests and a synopsis of how they compare with the rest of the myPersonality user population.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)With Kosinski’s help, the app became a viral hit, with more than 4 million people signing up and using it so far. It also became a scientific gold mine. In a 2013 analysis of the myPersonality data published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a team led by Kosinski showed that the pattern of people’s likes on Facebook is enough to predict their personal traits such as gender, race, political persuasion, and even sexuality. The paper was one of the year’s most blogged about and cited.Computationally judging whether people on the Internet are gay or straight based on their Facebook likes is one thing, but determining those people’s personalities more accurately than a human seemed far-fetched, Wu admits. Experiments have shown that “people are very good at judging each other,” she says.One of the standard methods for assessing personality is to analyze people’s answers to a 100-item questionnaire with a statistical technique called factor analysis. There are five main factors that divide people by personality—openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism—which is why personality researchers call this test the Big Five. People can accurately predict how their friends will answer the Big Five questions. “For example, I got a 4.5 out of 5 on extraversion based on my answers about myself,” Wu says, “and my friend got a 4.4 out of 5 based on his answers about me.”Wu, Kosinski, and Stillwell focused on 86,220 people who took the Big Five personality test through the myPersonality Facebook app during the past 2 years. The researchers used those results and the people’s Facebook data to create a statistical model that predicts personality based on Facebook likes. To compare the computer’s accuracy with human judgment, they analyzed results from 17,622 friends of those participants who filled out the 100-item questionnaire based on how they thought their friends would answer. Those people “liked” thousands of things on the Internet—everything from David Bowie and atheism to Rush Limbaugh and smiling. If you really can predict personality from Facebook likes, these items should combine into fingerprints for different personality types.Computers aren’t yet as smart and sultry as the one in Her, but armed with your Facebook data, they can accurately judge your personality in a fraction of a second. Compared with humans predicting their friends’ personalities by filling out the Big Five questionnaire, the computer’s prediction based on Facebook likes was almost 15% more accurate on average, the team reports online today in PNAS. Only people’s spouses were better than the computer at judging personality.So what do our Facebook personality fingerprints look like? Some of the patterns make intuitive sense. For example, the “openness” factor ranges from liberal to conservative, loosely mapping onto political tendencies, and indeed liberal people tended to like Bowie and atheism, whereas conservative people like Fox News and Limbaugh. Other personality predictors seem bizarre. People on the cooperative side of the “agreeableness” spectrum tend to like The Bourne Identity, a film about a lone government assassin, but competitive people like the Oatmeal, an Internet cartoon that celebrates science, geek culture, and long-distance running, among many other topics.”It is a clever use of like data,” says Dana Carney, a psychologist at the University of California, Berkeley, who wasn’t involved in the study. Besides contributing to our understanding of how personality affects life choices, she notes that online marketing is the obvious application of the research, because the better you understand the “personality characteristics of an online user base,” the better your chances are of influencing them. A next step will be to increase the accuracy of the predictions by harvesting “other Internet behaviors and combine them with likes,” she says, such as individuals’ Web browsing behavior, which companies are already harvesting.last_img read more

Los Angeles California – Reported by Elite Travel

first_imgLos Angeles, California – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineAfter a $1.5 million renovation in March 2010, the newly renovated 4,000 square foot (372 square meters) Presidential Suite has been beautifully re-designed by Barry Designs to integrate contemporary art and décor while maintaining the traditional elegance of the space. As you enter the suite, a spectacular grand foyer greets you with high ceilings, skylights and roman columns along with intricate crown molding originally designed when the Hotel opened in 1928. The original hardwood floors have been re-stained in a dark espresso color to modernize the space throughout the suite. Located on the eighth floor of the original Wilshire Wing, this grand suite has sweeping views of the Hollywood Hills and has been graced by numerous celebrities, legends and dignitaries over the decades. Guests staying in the Presidential Suite will enjoy exclusive added amenities including use of a luxury car, dedicated personal concierge, complimentary airport transfer to and from the hotel, fully stocked refrigerator with favorite food items and five hours of personal time per week – which includes the choice of spa treatments, personal trainer, fashion stylist or hair & make-up artist. The Presidential Suite is available for $20,000 per night.Additional details on the suite include: -The light and refreshing Living Room includes a luxurious sitting area and state-of-the-art media equipment consisting of a 55” flat screen television featuring stations from around the world and a Crestron System that allows you to control virtually everything in the suite from the media, sound system, lighting and curtains.-The Library offers an impressive space anchored by a vibrant orange cow hide rug contrasting the rich furnishings which include a rosewood and bleached sycamore display case with hand-blown Murano glass accessories, a striking Phyllis Morris desk and comfortable sitting area enabling either business or pleasurable conversations.-Ideal for entertaining up to 10 guests, the intimate Dining Room features the original dark wood paneling to maintain the richness of the space along with Makassar ebony table and Michael Berman chairs and a dramatic ‘boat-shaped’ Swarovski crystal chandelier.-A stainless steel and granite countertop kitchen area connects between the Dining Room and Library.-The spacious and elegant Master Bedroom features a stunning canopy bed and comfortable sitting area along with hand tufted wool and viscose carpet highlighted by silver-toned fabrics creating a captivating backdrop for the splashes of vibrant fuchsia which are sprinkled throughout the bedroom. His and hers walk-in closets along with motorized drapery and state-of-the-art media equipment complete the space.-As you enter the Master Bathroom, you are struck by the Ann Saks laser cut black and white decorative stone feature wall above the deep soaking tub. The bathroom also includes a steam shower for two, mirrors with integrated custom designed televisions custom above the black lacquer vanity counter and a Toto full performance toilet with bidet.-The Guest Bedroom features sophisticated taupe and soft lavender tones with accents of chartreuse, Venetian glass lamps and a luxuriously upholstered headboard.www.fourseasons.com/beverlywilshirelast_img read more