Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter to host Street Feast 2019

first_imgTo celebrate the National Day of Street Feasts, Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter are inviting everyone to join them and thousands of other people around the country and celebrate in a community feast on Sunday, 5 May.Running from 1–4pm on the Church Lane, the street feast is open to people of all ages and will celebrate community with music, food and dance.The historic area behind Church Street Cycles in Letterkenny will be transformed with street decorations, dining tables and a host of street food for the unique event. Throughout the afternoon, there will be games, food and live music and DJ Sean Purser.Local cafes and restaurants in the town are supporting the event through sponsorship of tasty dishes and Cathedral Quarter are asking people to come join in the event on Sunday, May 5.A spokesperson said: “Last year, more than 120,000 people took part in 1344 Street Feasts all around Ireland and we’re looking forward to another great event for 2018. It’s a great excuse to eat good food, meet new people and have lots of fun.“It’s all about community, diversity and bringing people together, so if you love to cook or play music we’d love everyone to join in the fun, bring a dish too or perform in what’s sure to be one of the great outdoor parties of the Summer.” For further information on the Cathedral Quarter Street Feast or to get involved contact committee members Nuala Doran on 086 892 7778.Visit the Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter social media page for regular updates and news.Letterkenny Cathedral Quarter to host Street Feast 2019 was last modified: April 26th, 2019 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:letterkenny cathedral quarterstreet feastlast_img read more

Half-time: Basel 0 Chelsea 0 – Eto’o injured as Blues struggle in Switzerland

first_imgChelsea lost Samuel Eto’o to what looked like a nasty injury and were on the back foot during the first half of the Champions League clash in Switzerland, where a point would seal their place in the knockout phase.Keeper Petr Cech, making his 450th Chelsea appearance, had to be alert to punch Taulant Xhaka’s free-kick clear and dealt with several other deliveries into the danger area.And Basel, who won at Stamford Bridge in these teams’ opening Group E match, would have gone ahead had John Obi Mikel not been on hand to clear off the line after a corner had dropped to Ivan Ivanov.The home side continued to press and Cech was called into action again, this time keeping out a shot from Mohammad Salah, who sent another effort wastefully wide.Chelsea then had to make a change when Eto’o was stretchered from the pitch with what appeared to be a groin injury and was replaced by the fit-again Fernando Torres.Eto’o was hurt while stretching for the ball 40 yards from goal and immediately crumpled to the ground in pain.Blues boss Jose Mourinho made one change to the side that crushed West Ham on Saturday, with Willian starting instead of Eden Hazard. Juan Mata again missed out.Mata was named among the Chelsea substitutes along with Torres and Ashley Cole, with Cesar Azpilicueta keeping his place at left-back.Chelsea: Cech Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Mikel, Lampard, Ramires; Oscar, Willian, Eto’o (Torres 43).Subs: Schwarzer, Cole, Mata, Hazard, De Bruyne, Schurrle.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

A Ohio rubber crop is coming your way from OARDC

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest In 2004, the History Channel broadcast a Modern Marvels Special on Natural Rubber. My favorite quote from that special is “Our four most important natural resources are air, water, petroleum, and rubber.” (I would have argued for soil to be part of the list.) Nonetheless, while most people guess the first two, some also guess petroleum; almost no one imagines that rubber is fourth on the list.I recently found out that many Ohioans think that black rubber, like what we see in tires, seals and gaskets and hoses, is synthetic and derived from petroleum. In fact, this is far from true — natural rubber looks black when it is reinforced with carbon black — Natural rubber is used to make about 50,000 different products. The rubber component of a passenger car tire may be 50% natural and 50% synthetic, but the higher the performance required the greater the proportion of natural rubber. Airplanes land on 100% natural rubber tires — if synthetic polymers were added these tires would not take the stress of landing and would explode. Truck tires are 95% to 100% natural rubber. All natural rubber has been harvested by tapping tropical rubber trees and the United States has imported all we require. This is an enormous amount each year of about 1.5 million metric tons or 3,306,000,000 lbs. However, we now face a significant supply problem. As Southeast Asia, China and Brazil expand and develop their economies, they need more and more rubber. The increasing demand is greater than all of our imports so where shall we get the rubber we need?To address this critical supply issue, OARDC scientists are developing an annual rubber crop for Ohio farmers as quickly as we can. This crop plant, a cousin of our common dandelion, is being developed by improving plants collected from the wild from Kazakhstan by USDA in 2008. The species name is Taraxacum kok-saghyz, erroneously called the Russian dandelion when it was grown at sites all over the United States during World War II. Our new selections are named Buckeye Gold — gold for the flowers and gold for the money we hope our farmers and rubber manufacturers will make. The quality of the rubber is almost identical to the rubber tree rubber. It is a root crop, but the rosettes can be used for feed or biofuels. Since it can be grown as an annual, we think that it will become part of our normal crop rotation. In 2013, we planted 8 acres at three OARDC research stations and on a local commercial farm, the largest North American planting in 70 years. We also began planting box studies (figure 3) to understand the yield potential of this new industrial crop. Since then we have used rapid phenotyping methods to select large plants with triple the rubber content, which are being interbred this spring. Germains Seed Technology of California has primed and pelletized improved seed for us and this has been planted on several acres. Its biggest challenge is weed control — we need to kill the common dandelions without killing the rubber dandelions.Our results indicate that Ohio farmers should quite soon be able to grow this new crop on a large enough scale (several million acres) to make the United States self-sustainable for natural rubber production, and then expand to allow this country to become a rubber exporting country!Many new rubber extraction refineries will be needed, creating many new jobs across the agribusiness continuum. The first of the rubber biorefineries, on a pilot scale, became operational in Wooster, Ohio, in December 2012, thanks to a Third Frontier grant from the Ohio Department of Development. OARDC scientists are actively working to make this crop and process commercially viable, and work closely with industrial (Cooper, Bridgestone and Ford) and academic (Oregon State University and the University of Guelph) consortium partners in the Program of Excellence in Natural Rubber Alternatives. For more information, contact Dr. Cornish and check out her website: http://cornishlab.cfaes.ohio-state.edu.last_img read more

Rain allows for rest and a grain marketing strategy update

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Planters have been rolling steady around Ohio for the past week and now some wet weather in the forecast will put that progress on pause. This break will give farmers some much needed rest and also for equally needed time to update their grain marketing strategy. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more with Channel Seed grain marketing consultant Matt Bennett.last_img

TweetDeck Targets a Growing Audience: The Unemployed

first_imgOne column follows a list of “Job Search Experts”, a list containing 25 Twitter accounts of experts in the field. The other column shows all the tweets from @TwitJobSearch. Surely, you could just do this yourself, but the quick download makes it easy for the less savvy. An article last year on Clickz.com noted that Twitter was becoming a cheap alternative for businesses to recruit new talent, so JobDeck just makes it a little easier to get on that train. The smartest part of the whole move, we think, might be that TweetDeck just cornered an unfortunately growing market – the unemployed. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting With new jobless claims rising unexpectedly, desperate job seekers can use any tool they can get. If you’ve ever spent any time job hunting, then you know how quickly those wanted ads can get filled, especially these days. What you need is something to let you know about job listings the second they’re posted.Earlier todayTweetDeck announced it has partnered with Twitter-based job search engine TwitterJobSearch, and together they’ve created JobDeck, a specially branded version of TweetDeck that will happily “ding” at you every time a new job listing is posted on Twitter.If you’ve never used TweetDeck before, it’s a desktop application that can combine Twitter, Facebook, Myspace and LinkedIn into one central, off-Web location. For those of you already running TweetDeck, you’ll notice that the new version is basically an update that adds a bit of branding across the top and bottom of the screen and two new columns. The rest of your TweetDeck, with any custom columns or what have you that you may have added, will be just as they were before. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#news#web mike melanson A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts last_img read more

‘Incredible India’ floors Intl media with dazzling CWG opening

first_img“India has arrived” — this summed up the international media comments on the dazzling opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi on Sunday.Newspapers in two major Commonwealth countries, Australia and Great Britain, used terms like ‘An ancient land opens its heart to the world’, ‘India opens doors to the world at opening ceremony’ and ‘India sweeps aside Games shame’ to describe the two-hour cultural extravaganza that unfolded at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium on Sunday night.People across Britain watched the ceremony live on BBC and were all praise for it with NRI Industrialist Lord Swraj Paul summing up the public reaction by stating, “India has done itself proud. It was a great show.”The Guardian newspaper said it was a moment of national pride for India, which had drawn flak for the troubled build-up to the Games.”‘India has arrived’: spectacular ceremony opens Commonwealth Games,” read the newspaper’s headline.”Concerns of recent weeks forgotten as dazzling event launches games amid atmosphere of national pride and celebrations,” it said.”At exactly two minutes past seven tonight, a huge inflatable blimp rose slowly and smoothly into the hot air above Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium to the sound of hundreds of traditional drums, pipes and conch shells, and the cheers of 65,000 people.”This was the moment that 1.2 billion people – there are few in India who were still unaware of the event – had been waiting for,” it added.The Daily Telegraph marvelled at how smoothly the ceremony was conducted after all the organisational goof-ups that marred its run-up.advertisement”No collapsing scenery or malfunctioning sound system. No fluffed lines, botched choreography or missed cues and not a single stray dog in sight. The preparations for the XIXth Commonwealth Games may have been an unmitigated disaster but India certainly knows how to put on a show,” it said.”A dazzling, colourful, high-octane opening ceremony that was part Bollywood, part cultural extravaganza, did much to dispel the nightmares of the past fortnight, thrilling a sell-out crowd in the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium as well as the athletes and officials from 71 Commonwealth nations.”It even managed to start on time, to the very second, proving there are some deadlines that Games organisers are capable of meeting,” the newspaper said taking a dig at the missed venue-completion deadlines that threatened to derail the Games at one stage.The Daily Mail was also effusive in its praise of the ceremony which showcased the centuries-old Indian culture to a packed crowd.”Commonwealth Games kick off in style with stunning opening ceremony… but the real test lies ahead,” the newspaper said.”The XIX Commonwealth Games crawled up off the canvas last night with a display of pageantry and technical wizardry that, finally, projected the image India craved on to two billion television sets around the world.”And not a single tier of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium fell down. The bungling organisers promised it would be all right on the night, and so it proved with this sparkling opening ceremony.”In the stadium – possibly 10,000 short of its 60,000 capacity – you sensed India wanted a pat on the back, and to cement their image as an emergent economic powerhouse despite the deservedly bad press they received over the last few weeks,” it added.The newspaper also made a mention of the jeers that greeted Organising Committee Chairman Suresh Kalmadi, who had drawn massive criticism for the floundering run-up to the Games.”…the crowds’ anger at the alleged corruption and incompetence of the politicians was clear when the chairman of the Organising Committee, Suresh Kalmadi, had part of his speech drowned out by derision,” it said.The reaction in Australia was also positive after being stinging in its criticism of the Games’ preparation.”India put on its best face on Sunday night and pulled off a brilliant opening ceremony that was extraordinary in its ambition and execution. It was everything the organisers had promised and more – an energetic celebration of all India has been and all it intends to be,” read The Daily Telegraph.”The kick-off to Delhi 2010 was an historic event that well and truly answered the question on everyone’s lips over the past two months: “Can they get it finished on time?””Delhi’s extravaganza more than favourably compared with the great opening ceremonies of recent times,” it added.The Sydney Morning Herald said the ceremony was well beyond what could have been expected after the shoddy build-up.”Delhi’s Commonwealth Games has managed yet another surprise, with the opening ceremony defying expectations last night to start on time before going off without a hitch to delight a crowd of 50,000 with a rich and exciting pageant befitting a country as vast and populous as India,” the newspaper said.advertisement”The ceremony to celebrate India’s amazing cultural diversity took place behind a thick drape of security with soldiers and police outside Jawaharlal Nehru stadium matching the crowd of around 50,000 for numbers, if not for noise,” it said.The Australian said it was a ceremony that made India’s “troubles seem so far away.””After a lead-up plagued by terror threats, a bridge collapse, a shambolic village, the first case of dengue fever and more, India delivered a brilliant and lively opening ceremony,” it said.”A vibrant celebration of 5000 years of Indian culture – with just a hint of Bollywood – was showcased in a performance involving more than 6000 artists.”There were no visible glitches. India delivered, and all 71 nations took part in the march despite threats by some countries to pull out,” it added.The newspaper also lauded the sartorial sense of the 619-strong Indian contingent that walked into the stadium in traditional dresses.”India has won the first unofficial gold medal of the Games – for best team uniform,” it said.”Indian Games officials should feel proud of the opening ceremony, classy and showy but somehow warmer and less contrived than the Beijing experience. No collapsed bridges.No slithering snakes. No collapsing roof and, blow me down, before a late blow-out she almost ran on time.”The Indian athletes looked like royalty in their smart traditional maroon tops with gold braided scarves. Slick and sensational,” it added.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

Brighton v Norwich: match preview

first_img 19 Trybull 21 Fahrmann 27 Tettey (s 59′) 42 58 Match previews Goal attempts 16 Brighton Off target 7 Norwich 5 Brighton On target 0 Norwich 13 Gross 17 Emi 14 Cantwell 24 Propper 27 Button 4 Godfrey 1 Ryan (s 84′) 4 Duffy 5 Dunk 33 Burn 1 Krul 17 Murray 8 3 Share on LinkedIn (s 75′) 44 Connolly 18 Mooy news 11 8 (s 36′) Substitutes Fouls 15 Webster Possession Brighton 22 Montoya Lineups Premier League 18 Stiepermann 46 Alzate Share via Email 24 Amadou Match stats Corners NOR BRI 3 Byram 11 Trossard 11 Hernandez 6 Stephens NOR42BRI58% (s 86′) 10 Leitner 7 Maupay (s 84′) 20 Drmic Share on Pinterest 2 Aarons Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook 20 March Norwich City 22 Pukki Share on Twitter Share on Messenger Substitutes Brighton & Hove Albion Brighton have turned the Amex Stadium into something of a fortress this season, having lost just once at home in the league and Graham Potter is eager for his team to continue their good form with victory over Norwich. Aaron Mooy will return to the squad from suspension but Potter may not want to change a winning formula after victory over Everton last time out. Daniel Farke’s side have mustered just a single point on the road since promotion and they have lost four of their last five matches but the German is staying upbeat. “We are not so addicted to the table,” Farke said. “I want this attitude that we are addicted to winning games.” Ben FisherSaturday 3pmVenue Amex StadiumLast season n/aReferee Kevin FriendThis season G6 Y27 R3 5 cards/gameOdds H 3-4 A 4-1 D 3-1BRIGHTONSubs from Button, Steele, Bong, Balogun, Richards, Murray, Mooy, Jahanbakhsh, March, Baluta, Schelotto, Duffy, TrossardDoubtful NoneInjured Bernardo (knee, 23 Nov), Izquierdo (knee, unknown)Suspended NoneDiscipline Y13 R2Form DDLWLWLeading scorer Maupay 4NORWICHSubs from Fährmann, Mair, Hayes, Byram, Heise, Idah, Roberts, Srbeny, Scully, Famewo, Hutchinson, Drmic, Stiepermann, Trybull, HernándezDoubtful Amadou (knock), Cantwell (match fitness), HernándezInjured Vrancic (match fitness, 23 Nov), Hanley (groin, Dec), Zimmermann (ankle, Jan), Klose (knee, Jun)Suspended NoneDiscipline Y16 R0Form WLLLDLLeading scorer Pukki 6 32 Srbeny 23 McLean 21 Schelotto Norwich Topics 12 Lewis Reuse this contentlast_img read more