first_imgThe Letterkenny Craft & Design studio, which incorporates the Cathedral Town Artisan Food Fair, has got out of the blocks quicker than anybody has expected.The idea is the brainchild of Anne Marie Bonnar of the well established JBMetal craft. The concept has brought together 60 artists, designers and crafts people to the studio to collectively showcase their work which is being produced here in Donegal.Along with 15 artisan producers, the group has helped to sustain over 75 local artists, designers & producers jobs , giving them a chance to sell their quality designs, produce & crafts directly to the public.The studio is the first of it’s kind in the northwest and is constantly on the hunt for new designers & crafts people.The artisan market is co ordinated with the help of chef Martin Anderson of The Crest Catering company. Under chef Anderson’s expert eye for local food, it is the group’s intention to grow the market to make one of the largest in the northwest.The artisan food market will take place tomorrow (FRI) from 11am until 2pm.The studio is located on the newly named Joe Bonnar Road which is off the Port Road close to the entrance to the LYIT. CRAFTS, CUISINE AND A LOT MORE AT LETTERKENNY’S NEW DESIGN STUDIO was last modified: October 10th, 2012 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:Joe BonnarLetterkenny Craft and Design Studiolast_img read more

Dáil adopts motion to safeguard future of Post Offices

first_imgDáil Eireann has this week adopted a Sinn Fein/Fianna Fail motion which aims to save 159 rural post offices from closure, including seventeen planned closures throughout Donegal.Donegal Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has welcomed the acceptance of a Fianna Fáil amendment to the motion to retain the rural services.The amendment came in two parts: that the Government guarantee the current post office network to ensure all citizens have access to their important services by introducing a new Public Service Obligation model and to prevent the loss of Post Offices services in the 159 communities where Postmasters and Postmistresses are retiring by advertising a contract under the new PSO model. The motion was accepted by vote, with Government TD’s voting against the motion.Pat the Cope stated: “It is now a matter for the Government to accept the will of the Dáil and take the appropriate action to prevent the removal of these critically important services across our rural communities. “I would expect the Government to immediately review the current Post Offices which are on the closure lists and set a timeline whereby they can be advertised under a new PSO model which will guarantee their long-term survival. “The PSO will cost the state an additional €8 million per annum to guarantee the entire Post Office network as currently constituted, but in the context of other PSO commitments for airports or the transport PSO – the real terms cost of the Post Office PSO is both reasonable and value for money.” Pat the Cope added: “The Government now must listen to the will of the Dáil and to the many thousands of people who have expressed their opposition to these post office closures right throughout the country. “I am expecting the Government take immediate action and reassure our rural communities that there is a future for the Post Office network through the PSO model which is adopted by majority vote of the Dáil.”Dáil adopts motion to safeguard future of Post Offices was last modified: September 21st, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Pat The Cope Gallagherpost officeslast_img read more

D.C. Everest edges Marshfield softball

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterWESTON — D.C. Everest scored three runs in the first two innings and held off Marshfield the rest of the way, beating the Tigers 3-2 in a Wisconsin Valley Conference softball game Thursday at D.C. Everest High School.Lauren Brinkman hit a two-out, two-run home run in the first inning, and Maggie Plaza had an RBI triple in the second to put D.C. Everest (5-4, 3-1 Wisconsin Valley Conference) up 3-0.In the fourth Kayla Kluge had an RBI double to score Caitlyn Kozik to put Marshfield on the scoreboard.Megan Donahue singled and scored in the sixth on a wild pitch to bring the Tigers within a run.Marshfield threatened in the seventh but could not get the tying run across.Mary Kloos reached on an error and moved to second on a bunt by Alyssa Ede. Jadey Nelson entered as a pinch runner and went to third on a groundout but was stranded as Melissa Roberts struck out looking.Megan Donahue suffered the loss, giving up three hits, three runs, and five walks in six innings. She struck out nine.“Megan pitched a very good game, just made a few mistakes early in the game, and it cost us,” Marshfield coach Mike Voss said. “Their pitcher did a good job keeping us off balance hitting. We had runners in position a few times but just could not come up with the big hit.”Miranda Gajewski struck out eight to earn the complete-game win for Everest.Marshfield (4-3, 1-3 Wisconsin Valley Conference) hosts Rhinelander at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Marshfield Fairgrounds.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of 3, Tigers 2Marshfield 000 101 0 – 2 6 1D.C. Everest 210 000 x – 3 3 1WP: Miranda Gajewski. LP: Megan Donahue.SO: Donahue 9; Gajewski 8. BB: Donahue 5; Gajewski 2.Top hitters: M, Donahue 2×2, run; Kayla Kluge 2B; Morgan Nordbeck 2B; Caitlyn Kozik 2B. DC, Maggie Plaza 3B; Lauren Brinkman HR, 2 RBIs.Records: Marshfield 4-3, 1-3 Wisconsin Valley Conference; D.C. Everest 5-4, 3-1 WVC.last_img read more

Seeqpod to Developers: Say Goodbye to Free Music

first_imgmarshall kirkpatrick 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Related Posts Popular but legally challenged MP3 search engine Seeqpod will soon start charging developers for access to its data, according to a source close to the company. A lot of interesting music discovery sites are about to go quiet, at least for a little while.Seeqpod searches MP3 files uploaded independently all around the web; it’s a great way to explore music and build playlists, and so far it’s been a good way to pipe music into a wide variety of other websites. Starting next week, developers will be required to pay $3 for every 1000 search queries performed on their sites powered by Seeqpod. They will also have the option to put up $5k to license the Seeqpod crawler and index.The $5k option was reported on this morning by Wired, where the move is framed as being primarily in response to the ongoing legal challenges Seeqpod faces at the hands of the major record labels. We presume though that the company would have needed to make money whether they were being sued (again) or not and existing revenue streams are probably not sufficient to cash in on all Seeqpod’s work over the years. For a fair number of customers, $5k to license this data will be a great deal. For many others, possibly including the edgiest, it will be cost prohibitive. We’ve contacted the company for comment but haven’t heard back yet. Developers say that the company changed its API this morning and they are having trouble accessing the service. Semantic social search company HeadUp has published a solution to that problem.We’re surprised that there has been no discussion of a free level of service. According to a credible-looking internal email passed along to us: “Starting April 1 SeeqPod will begin charging all API partners $0.003/query ($3 for 1000 queries) — payable via credit card or Paypal.” There’s a chance that this is an April Fools joke, but it wouldn’t be a very funny one.Looking over the ProgrammableWeb list of APIs tagged music, it appears the most likely candidate to replace Seeqpod as a free music API is Imeem. That company’s TOS says it reserves the right to start charging for access to its data as well. Imeem doesn’t appear to be as wide open as Seeqpod has been, either. Some developers pull audio in from music videos on YouTube, but that doesn’t seem like a sustainable solution. That’s what our favorite music search site, Songza, does: Imeem plus YouTube with ads on screen. It may have been too good to be true: any song uploaded anywhere by anyone, for free, forever!On some level the disruption can be blamed on the major labels’ fear of free music on the web and the belief that by making content easier to discover online Seeqpod is facilitating theft of intellectual property. (Imagine if search engines had to verify the legal status of everything they pointed searchers to!) Ultimately, though, if what Seeqpod is doing were easy then we expect lots of people would be doing it. It’s inevitable that the company is seeking to make some money.We’re concerned about this making it more difficult for late-night coders around the world to bust out a shocking new interface for listening to music, but we presume that innovation will live on – even if inconvenienced. We hope it works out for both Seeqpod and the developers who require free access to music in order to do what they do. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnoutcenter_img Tags:#Mashups#music#web 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Applast_img read more

Rodriguez out of Roma-Milan

first_imgRicardo Rodriguez and Giacomo Bonaventura are out of the Milan squad travelling to Roma for tomorrow evening. It kicks off on Sunday at 17.00 GMT, click here for a match preview. New coach Stefano Pioli was held to a 2-2 draw by Lecce on his debut and has some changes to his squad at the Olimpico. Davide Calabria and Samu Castillejo return from suspension, but full-back Rodriguez pulls out with a muscular issue. Also absent is midfielder Bonaventura, who continues treatment and a separate training regime. Milan squad for Roma: A Donnarumma, G Donnarumma, Reina; Calabria, Conti, Duarte, Gabbia, Theo Hernandez, Musacchio, Romagnoli; Bennacer, Biglia, Calhanoglu, Kessie, Krunic, Paqueta; Borini, Castillejo, Leao, Piatek, Rebic, Suso Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: read more

Milan wanted Puel

first_imgThere are reports that Milan’s hierarchy couldn’t agree on who should replace Marco Giampaolo, with Ivan Gazidis wanting Claude Puel.  Giampaolo was sacked after a dismal run of form in which Milan won only three of their opening seven games. Il Giornale reports that Milan CEO Gazidis wanted former Lyon and Southampton manager Claude Puel to take over from Giampaolo. However, the report also states that directors Paolo Maldini and Zvonimir Boban wanted an Italian coach, or at least one who was experienced in Serie A. This led the club to go for Luciano Spalletti, who rejected their advances. Milan then turned to Stefano Pioli, who agreed. This isn’t the first time the three have butted heads, as Gazidis only wanted to sign young players last summer, whilst Boban and Maldini believed that the squad needed some experience, with rumours that a deal for Zlatan Ibrahimovic was nixed by Gazidis. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: read more

10 months agoNewcastle captain Lascelles expects battle with Fulham striker Mitrovic

first_imgNewcastle captain Lascelles expects battle with Fulham striker Mitrovicby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles expects a battle facing Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic this weekend.Lascelles has paid tribute to his former team-mate, saying the Serb is “smart and physical” and a tough opponent. He said: “Mitro is a good striker; he’s smart, he’s physical, and he can be a nightmare for centre-halves. And they’ve got a good midfield; they try to play good football, too. But we’re paid to do our job, and they’re coming to St James’ Park, so we’ll be full of confidence.“They’re bottom of the league, but they’ve got some good players in their team.“Every game in the Premier League is a difficult game. There’s not one game where you think, ‘Yeah, we’ll easily beat them.’ So we just need to make sure we prepare in the right way and with the same attitude we did at the weekend.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

5 days agoCeltic striker Odsonne Edouard urged to target Arsenal move

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard urged to target Arsenal moveby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCeltic striker Odsonne Edouard should be targeting a move to Arsenal.That’s according to former Rangers forward Kris Boyd.Edouard has been in fine form for the Glasgow club this season, scoring nine goals and providing five assists in 17 appearances.Boyd isn’t surprised by the reported interest in the Hoops’ star man but believes the 21-year-old should stay put until the likes of Manchester United or Arsenal come calling.He told the Scottish Sun: “For what it’s worth, if it’s the Premier League he heads for, it should be for one of the giants, Manchester United or Arsenal, and not, with respect, to a Brighton or Southampton.“But I’ve got a funny feeling he’ll have to go and prove himself first at one of those clubs.” last_img read more

OSU defense silences Hoosier passing attack

Despite Indiana’s strong aerial attack grabbing much of the attention leading up to Saturday’s game, it was Ohio State’s defense that stole the show, limiting the Hoosiers to their lowest point total of the year during the Buckeyes’ 38-10 victory. Coming into Columbus averaging more than 348 yards per game through the air, OSU’s defense held Indiana to a season-low 141 yards passing and added three interceptions. OSU defensive coordinator Jim Heacock said it was a collaborative effort by the defense, which maintained a strong push up front and was backed by solid play from the secondary. “It was a fantastic team effort against a great quarterback,” he said. “Our defensive front got a lot of pressure on (Chappell), and the back end did a great job playing close to receivers and breaking up passes.” And break up passes is exactly what they did. Totaling seven pass break-ups, the Buckeye secondary gave the Hoosier receivers fits with no receiver catching more than four balls all afternoon. “Our plan was to get after the receivers,” cornerback Chimdi Chekwa said. “We knew (Tandon) Doss was an explosive guy, that after he caught the ball he could break tackles and run. (No.) 88 was a guy that they really liked to get the ball to, so we really wanted to get after him.” Even with the impressive performance by the OSU secondary, defensive tackle Dexter Larimore said the silver bullet defense’s success started with the defensive line’s ability to get after the quarterback. “We wanted to get pressure on their quarterback to help our backfield,” Larimore said. “We knew they wouldn’t be able to go down field as much if we were able to put heat on them.” Although the Buckeye defensive line had no sacks to show, Indiana coach Bill Lynch said the Hoosiers felt the defensive pressure. “The pressure they put on us with their front four gave us no time to throw,” Lynch said. “We knew we were going to have to play catch and throw to be successful. The problem is, they don’t even have to blitz to get heavy pressure. “They mixed up their coverage and they have a lot of talent.” And knowing they were facing off against the nation’s fourth-ranked passing offense, cornerback Devon Torrence said the defense’s preparation was key as well. “We know that we have to take it very personal to understand the offensive schemes and what our defense is vulnerable to,” Torrence said. “We really just worked to figure out what they were doing and just studied them in-depth and we were really on top of all their plays.” read more

Griezmann congratulates young fan

first_imgAtletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann has congratulated a youngster with disabilities who is a big fan of the French striker and was captured practicicing athletics in an online video.Manu has not let his physical handicap get him down and has practicised other sports as well. When journalist Joaquin Finat put the video online, Griezmann shared it and added words of encouragement.Griezmann posted a message on his Twitter account which read: “Bravo my friend,” in relation to the video of the nine-year-old physically challenged young boy practicing sports.The French forward who opted to stay with Atletico Madrid this summer despite being heavily linked with a move to Barcelona has become a fan’s favorite at the Wanda Metropolitano.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…Griezmann who joined the Los Colcheneros in the summer of 2014 helped the club win the UEFA Europa League at the end of last season after a disappointing penalty shootout loss to rivals Real Madrid in the 2016 UEFA Champions League final.The former Real Sociedad striker was given the Bronze Ball award (third best player of the tournament) at the just concluded FIFA World Cup in Russia where he helped France become world champions for only the second time in their history.Atletico Madrid have already won the UEFA Super Cup this season, defeating rivals and European champions Real Madrid 4-2 to make Diego Simeone the most successful manager in the club’s history.The club will be hoping to take their trophy winning form to the Spanish league as they seek to win their first title since 2014.last_img read more