HUGE NUMBER OF EVENTS TO TAKE PLACE DURING DONEGAL HERITAGE WEEK

first_imgNational Heritage Week takes place Saturday, August 22 to Sunday, August 30, 2015 with Donegal hosting a huge number of events.The aims of Heritage Week are to raise awareness of our heritage and to encourage its preservation, conservation and promotion.County Donegal is the county with the most events taking place outside of Dublin and Cork. Events include heritage open days, guided walks, fieldtrips, exhibitions, conferences, illustrated talks, historical re-enactments, birds of prey, whale watching, garden tours, traditional skills demonstrations, craft fairs, skills training, launch events, film screenings, storytelling, traditional music and children’s activities.The County Donegal Heritage Week Event Guide is compiled by the County Donegal Heritage Office, Donegal County Council and is a free, pocket-size guide with details of 105 Heritage Week events taking place across County Donegal and most of them are free. The County Donegal Heritage Week Event Guide will be launched by Dr. Lochlann McGill, President of the Donegal Historical Society, in the County Museum, Letterkenny next Tuesday, August 11 at 12 noon. Everyone is welcome to attend. RSVP to County Museum at HYPERLINK “mailto:museum@donegalcoco.ie” museum@donegalcoco.ie or by telephone on (074) 912 4613.HUGE NUMBER OF EVENTS TO TAKE PLACE DURING DONEGAL HERITAGE WEEK was last modified: August 5th, 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:Donegal Heritage Weeklast_img read more

Derek Carr challenges Max Kellerman to a fight on Twitter

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceMOBILE, Ala. — Derek Carr vs. Max Kellerman on the next UFC main card? The Raiders’ quarterback seems to be campaigning for just that.On Wednesday morning Kellerman, a personality on ESPN’s First Take, criticized Carr. Why did Carr’s name come up on a Wednesday in late January? Well, Raiders coach Jon Gruden praised Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray during his Tuesday press conference at the Senior Bowl when …last_img read more

Ohio soybeans have been put through the wringer in 2015

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest From SDS to White Mold, Frog Eye and other yield hampering issues, soybeans across Ohio have had to fight through adversity since the day they were planted. In this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report, Account Manager Troy Putnam walks growers through what to look for when scouting soybean fields as they enter the home stretch of the season.last_img

Last.fm Outage Continues – Did You Notice?

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#music#news#web 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Music streaming service Last.fm has been experiencing one of the most serious system outages it has ever encountered. It is just now returning to normal after being down for 24 hours. According to Last.fm database architect, the service has been “experiencing an extended period of downtime in all user-facing services,” and it could take some time before those services return to a fully stable state.While this was obviously a major problem for the company to solve, I wonder: did you notice? I can’t say that I did. I haven’t scrobbled in months on end. I can’t remember the last time I even streamed music from Last.fm. I’ve moved on to bigger and better things…have you?What Happened at Last.fmAccording to the Last.fm blog post, the issue was caused by a hardware failure. Yesterday afternoon, a fault in a blade chassis in one Last.fm’s datacenters broke, and took down the power supply for its rack with it. The onsite teams couldn’t resolve the issue with the chassis, but managed to restore power to the rest of the rack. However, the chassis had contained several critical components of the top-level load balancing systems, which are used to evenly distribute traffic across Last.fm’s data centers.Because the remaining data centers were then running under a higher than usual load, outages began to occur. There were problems not only with the radio service, but also with scrobbling and the website itself.Now, it’s a matter of waiting for fresh DNS information to propagate around the Internet. When that occurs, the service will be up-and-running for everyone. Last.fm users should know that scrobbles are safe in the meantime, thanks to client caching.So, Did You Notice?Obviously, plenty of regular Last.fm users did notice the outage, and were tweeting about it over the past day. But for me, the outage only served to remind me that the service existed at all. I no longer care for streaming radio services like Last.fm – or Pandora, for that matter – I’m using a subscription based music service instead, where I can access (nearly) any song I want on demand, create my own playlists and browse through playlist suggestions from others. You want “cloud iTunes,” you say? Well, you can have it now.In my case, I’m using MOG, a subscription-based streaming music service preferred by a couple of us here at ReadWriteWeb. However, ?Rdio, a similar service from Skype, KaZaA and Joost creators Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis, is the better choice, according to many whom I’ve spoken to.It comes down to what features you really need. Rdio, for example, will match your iTunes catalog with its own, providing easy access to your favorite tunes. It also offers better social networking features for sharing recommendations via Twitter and Facebook. And its mobile applications are well-designed and easy to use.MOG suffers a bit in the design aspect of its apps, and according to some reports, their stability too, but its catalog is currently larger: 10 million tracks to Rdio’s 7 million. However, these numbers change regularly, as record deals are brokered.  If you start to feel like you’re missing the serendipity that services like Pandora and Last.fm offered, both MOG and Rdio provide a “radio” option that lets you stream music, but MOG’s more configurable, much to the disappointment of someRdiofans.Although neither of these services are free, like Last.fm is, they’re both definitely worth the money. And frankly, since the time I started using subscription music, I haven’t been back to Last.fm at all.But I wonder where the rest of the early adopters are with this. What are you using these days for streaming music? Are you still a Last.fm fan? Or have you also moved on to MOG, Rdio, or – if you’re fortunate enough – Spotify? Or maybe you still prefer iTunes? 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Appcenter_img sarah perez 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

Blackwater set to acquire Maliksi from Star in 4-player trade

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trade papers have already been sent to the Office of the Commissioner on Sunday, beating the trade deadline on Monday.The 29-year-old Maliksi has had a career resurgence this season for Star, averaging a career-best 13.4 points on 41 percent shooting from three and 2.9 rebounds this season, enough for him to earn a nod to the Gilas Pilipinas squad in the 2017 Seaba Championship last May.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingJavier, meanwhile, has struggled to find playing time in his first year in the pros after a stellar career from the University of the East.The two are expected to bring immediate impact to Blackwater, which is hoping to advance to the quarterfinals for only the second time in its franchise history. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Stephens tells best friend Keys: ‘I wish it could have been a draw’ LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Gamalinda on the other hand is averaging 7.22 points on a 53 percent shooting from three to go with 3.8 rebounds this conference.Pascual is also hoping to finally get the break with the Hotshots after seeing his numbers dip in the import-laden conferences.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIn an interesting turn of events, Star is sending sweet-shooting swingman Allein Maliksi to Blackwater in a four-player trade.Sources close to the situation bared that the Hotshots are shipping Maliksi and rookie big man Chris Javier to Blackwater for hardworking forward Bambam Gamalinda and promising big man Kyle Pascual.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side View commentslast_img read more

PBA teams not obliged to lend players to PH squad for Champs Cup, says Reyes

first_imgHotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games “The agreement we had with the PBA is if their tournament is over, we can get them. Calvin and Terrence showed up in our first practice, but I told them that they shouldn’t be here and I was serious with that,” he said.“This is a club championship, not a national team competition.”The team leaves for Chenzhou on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img Folayang to defend ONE title vs Nguyen at MOA Arena Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges View comments Reyes will call the shots for the PH team in the upcoming 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup in Chenzhou, China with the team largely made up of amateur standouts.“This tourney was not part of the discussion with the PBA. To be fair to the PBA, they have no obligations to this team,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingOf the 12-man roster, Carl Bryan Cruz, LA Revilla, Norbert Torres, and Alfrancis Tamsi are the only players who have existing contracts in the PBA, while Almond Vosotros, Jeric Teng, and Gab Banal are currently free agents.Reyes also understands why Alaska and GlobalPort are hesitant to lend players like Calvin Abueva and Terrence Romeo. Chot Reyes. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBefore any criticism against the PBA is thrown, coach Chot Reyes is the first to absolve the league from lending its players to Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas.“When we put this together, this wasn’t even in the plan,” Reyes said Tuesday during the team’s sendoff at Discovery Suites Hotel in Mandaluyong.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

RBI MPC meet starts amid further rate cut hopes

first_imgNew Delhi: The Monetary Policy Committee headed by RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das Monday started deliberations on the third bi-monthly policy review of the current financial year, amid expectations of yet another 25 basis points cut in lending rate to boost the slowing economy. The central bank has already reduced the repo rate three times in the last as many MPC meetings. “The MPC will meet during August 5 to 7, 2019, for the Third Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement for 2019-20. The resolution of the MPC will be placed on the website at 11.45 am on August 7, 2019,” the RBI has said in a statement. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalBesides rate cut, the industry also expects the six-member MPC to take steps to improve liquidity situation and also ensure transmission of rate cuts to borrowers by the banks. Rajnish Kumar, chairman of the country’s largest bank SBI, is hopeful that the RBI will go for another round of rate cut on Wednesday. “I hope so, everybody is expecting a rate cut…everybody says 25 bps (would be the reduction),” Kumar said when asked about his expectations from MPC. Meanwhile, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday reviewed performance of banks with top management of public sector lenders and major private banks. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostOn expectations from MPC, Union Bank of India Managing Director and CEO Rajkiran Rai G said the MPC is likely to cut rate by 25 basis points. “At this point of time, we need growth impetus. I am sure they will reduce rates,” he said. Industry body CII in a statement said the central bank started its interest rate easing cycle in February 2019, taking cognizance of the headwinds to growth and inflation reading remaining below the RBI’s target of 4 per cent. However, the transmission of the rate cuts to the end-consumers has remained gradual and relatively lower than the repo rate revisions, it said. The CII had said the RBI should cut cash reserve ratio (CRR) by 50 bps which will release around Rs 60,000 crore into the system. “This along with infusing liquidity in the banking system will also reduce the burden on banks’ resources, given the fact that currently, the credit-deposit ratio is hovering at a high of 77-78 per cent,” it added. When asked for expectations from the MPC, Anshuman Magazine, CBRE’s chairman and CEO for India, South East Asia, Middle East and Africa had said that in the light of increasing investor confidence and consumer spending, the economic sentiments are currently looking up. India’s retail inflation marginally accelerated, following the third consecutive policy rate cut by the RBI to 25 bps, he said. “We expect several industries and sectors, including real estate, to pick up in the coming times and register substantial growth in the latter part of the calendar year,” he added. In its June policy review, while reducing the rate for the third time in a row, the RBI had signalled more easing as it looked to support an economy growing at the slowest pace since the BJP first came to power in 2014. Shanti Ekambaram, president (consumer banking), Kotak Mahindra Bank, also had said the central bank is likely to cut the repo rate by 25 bps. “It will be important to study the policy narrative to get a direction of likely future action by the RBI, liquidity measures, any other structural changes etc. Suffice it to say that inflation will be the central theme balanced with the need to boost growth,” Ekambaram added. While inflation continues to remain within the RBI’s comfort zone, key indicators like automobile sale and almost flat growth in the eight core sector industries showing signs of a slowdown. The country’s economic growth rate slowed to a five-year low of 5.8 per cent in the January-March quarter of 2018-19, due to poor performance in the agriculture and manufacturing sectors.last_img read more