Fresh look for 52nd iconic Mary from Dungloe Festival

first_imgThe Mary From Dungloe Festival has had a makeover and become an International Arts Festival. What does that mean to the visitors who come every year? Lots of new types of music events; more cultural offerings and definitely something for everyone.Following a major overhaul of the iconic Festival in its 52nd year, there is a fresh new look. Returning to its roots, the Festival will feature over 80 events and performances spread over 10 days. Dungloe will come alive with sounds of Jazz, Rock, Brass, Hip Hop, Classical, Swing, Folk, Blues, Trad and Country. There will also be story telling, poetry, dance, theatre and loads of events for the kids too.  Find the full programme now on www.maryfromdungloe.ieThis year on the Gig Rig, the one and only Daniel O’Donnell will delight his fans by joining other legendary country music stars for a Sunday Afternoon Concert on July 28th. Goats Don’t Shave will also be performing this year as the opening act for the Festival on Saturday 27th July. At the Waterfront Hotel, there will be a number of events including the glorious Swing Time Starlets (Sunday 28th July) and the Festival Fashion Show (Tues 30th July) with the new collections from Paris.KEELAN AND THE CAUSEWAYS8PM, SUNDAY 4 AUGUST – MAIN STAGE DUNGLOETEA DANCE WITH DAVE MARTIN5.30PM TUESDAY 30 JULYWaltz the afternoon away with Dave Martin at the Midway Bar Function RoomIn addition to enjoying local and regional musicians performing on Main Street every day, festival goers can attend workshops, exhibitions and theatre productions, including ‘The History of Ireland’ by Actor John D Ruddy and Irish Folklore Story Telling by Séamus Mac Annaidh, Novelist and Historian. MANNY MAN2.30PM, THURSDAY 1 AUGUSTIonad Teampall ChroineCLASSICAL CONCERT: IRISH AIRS8PM, FRIDAY 2 AUGUSTJoin sopranos Ruth Gallagher and PatriciaGoggins, along with pianist Herta Kelly, for acandlelit evening of vocal duets and solos at St. Crones ChurchThe festival will also go green this year and there were will be an environmental and clean coasts workshop to attend. In true Festival Style, the organisers have added the Donegal Artisans Fair, featuring local craftspeople and artists who will demonstrate local skills as well as sell their one-off creations. DONEGAL ARTISANS FAIR11AM – 8PMTUESDAY 30 & WEDNESDAY 31 JULYThere will also be The Dungloe Street Food Day, offering a large selection of speciality food trucks, accompanied by local buskers. Also for those who enjoy the outdoor life, there are sporting events, walks,and Wild Atlantic Way adventures. DUNGLOE STREET FOOD EVENT11AM – 5PM, SATURDAY 3 AUGUSTThe contestants for the Mary From Dungloe 2019 crown are, as always, diverse and hail from all over the world. This year we welcome a Construction Project Manager, award winning Journalist and a contestant from India. The Festival will culminate in the Crowning Ceremony live on TG4 on Sunday August 4th.  14-year-old Conor Marcus from Loughinisland in County Down will be a surprise guest at the final weekend of the MFD Festival this year.MEGA-TRAD9.30PM, TUESDAY 30TH JULYHead to Dungloe from July 27th to August 5th for another great festival!See the full programme and ticket info on www.maryfromdungloe.ieAbout The Mary From Dungloe International Arts FestivalThe Mary From Dungloe International Arts Festival began 52 years ago and is one of the largest, longest-running events in Ireland. This festival features work from nationally recognized artists and local creators. For more information visit https://maryfromdungloe.ie/ or email mfdfestival@gmail.com. Tickets can be purchased from https://www.eventbrite.ie/ or the Festival Office at 13 Main Street, Dungloe.  Fresh look for 52nd iconic Mary from Dungloe Festival was last modified: July 20th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:dungloeEntertainmentmary from dungloe international arts festivalsummer eventsWhat’s on?last_img read more

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Warriors address their home-court disadvantage and how to avoid disaster

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – In hopes to eradicate regular-season complacency and improve their chances to win another NBA championship, the Warriors made having the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference a priority.So far in the NBA playoffs, though, the Warriors have a home-court disadvantage. The Warriors will play the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 6 on Friday in L.A. after …last_img read more

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Tax Credits for Energy Upgrades

first_imgThere are some great opportunities right now to upgrade your home energy performance with support from federal tax credits. These tax credits, created as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 greatly expanded tax credits that had been put in place through the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct). Over the next few weeks I’ll describe these tax credits–addressing what they cover and how you can benefit–but also editorializing a bit about some of the poorly thought-out features.A 30% federal tax credit with a cap of $1,500 is available for 2009 and 2010 for six broad energy conservation measures and equipment purchases. This tax credit is available only for existing homes that serve as principal residences, and the $1,500 is a total figure that can be spread over multiple energy improvements, but can’t be exceeded. This group of tax credits is described briefly below, and a number of them will be covered in greater detail in future columns.For certain renewable energy systems and ground-source heat pumps, a 30% federal tax credit with no upper limit is also available through the end of 2016. These will also be addressed in future columns.Biomass stoves. Any wood stove, pellet stove, or other stove that burns agricultural products or fuels made from biomass, and that has an efficiency of at least 75%, is eligible for this tax credit. The 30% tax credit is based on the total cost, including installation. In researching biomass stoves, ask the dealer or look online for the signed “Manufacturer’s Certification Statement” declaring that a particular stove complies with the efficiency requirement. The stove must be installed by December 31, 2010.HVAC equipment. High-efficiency gas- and oil-fired furnaces and boilers, air-source heat pumps, and central air conditioners all can earn this 30% tax credit. Installation is included in the covered cost. The minimum energy performance requirements vary by product type and are listed below (AFUE, HSPF, EER, and SEER are specialized measures of efficiency or energy performance that relate to certain types of equipment):• Natural gas or propane furnace: AFUE ≥ 95%• Oil furnace: AFUE ≥ 90%• Natural gas, propane, or oil boiler: AFUE ≥ 90%• Air-source heat pump (split system): HSPF ≥ 8.5; EER ≥12.5; SEER ≥ 15• Air-source heat pump (packaged system): HSPF ≥ 8.; EER ≥12; SEER ≥ 14• Central air conditioner (split system): SEER ≥ 16; EER ≥ 13• Central air conditioner (packaged system): SEER ≥ 14; EER ≥ 12Water heaters (non-solar). Natural gas, propane, and oil water heaters can earn the 30% tax credit as long as the Energy Factor is at least 0.82 or the thermal efficiency (a measure of peak efficiency, not factoring in stand-by and on-off cycling losses) is at least 90%. With electric water heaters, the Energy Factor has to be at least 2.0, a performance level that only heat-pump water heaters can achieve. The tax credit is based on total cost, including installation.Insulation and air-sealing products. Any type of insulation can earn this tax credit, including batts, rolls, loose-fill or blow-in fiberglass, cellulose, rigid board, spray-foam, and pour-in place. Also covered in this category is weatherstripping, spray foam sealant, caulk for air-sealing, and housewrap (such as Tyvek or Typar). Only the material cost is covered, not installation.Reflective roofing. To earn the 30% tax credit, roofing must meet the Energy Star requirements for reflective roofing, and only certain materials comply. Covered materials include metal roofing with pigmented coatings and asphalt shingles or “modified bitumen” with light-colored granules that meet the reflectivity requirements (information available on the Energy Star website). You must include a “Manufacturer Certification Statement” declaring that the roofing meets the Energy Star requirements. Only the roofing cost is covered, not installation.Windows and Doors. Windows, including skylights, can earn the 30% tax credit as long as the U-factor and the solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) are both 0.30 or lower. U-factor is a measure of heat flow through a window; it accounts for window edges and frames as well as the glass; U-factor is the inverse of R-value, so a U-factor of 0.30 equals an R-value of 3.3. The SHGC is a measure of the total solar energy transmitted through a window; the credit can only be obtained for windows that block out most of the solar gain (at least 70%). Next week I’ll address why this “one-size-fits-all” requirement is a bad idea. Doors must meet the same performance requirements. With both windows and doors, only the product cost is covered, not installation.To obtain any of these credits, homeowners have to use IRS form 5695. Consult with your accountant or tax attorney for specific information on compliance; information provided here is for general guidance only.I invite you to share your comments on this blog. You can also follow my musings on Twitter.last_img read more

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Ohio State OL Taylor Decker Had Some Fun Retweeting All The Incorrect Predictions People Made About The Buckeyes

first_imgTaylor Decker retweets incorrect Ohio State predictions.Taylor Decker spent part of his Wednesday morning doing some work that should please Ohio State fans greatly. The Buckeyes’ offensive tackle surfed Twitter, found a bunch of incorrect predictions made about his national champion team and retweeted them. The 6-foot-7, 315-pound offensive lineman found eight tweets that proved to be very, very wrong. There are plenty, plenty more out there to be found, too. Funny how things work, often those who said you couldn’t will cheer the loudest when you do #raisethewhiteropes— Taylor Decker (@TDeck68) February 25, 2015 Screen Shot 2015-02-25 at 6.08.50 PM@TDeck68  Screen Shot 2015-02-25 at 6.09.04 PM@TDeck68Decker recognized one of the few people who did not lose faith in Ohio State, too. @TDeck68 looks like i was the opposite of those people pic.twitter.com/4fac4tLB1f— Thomas Khristenko (@ChefKyrie) February 25, 2015Taylor Decker: really good offensive lineman, even better user of Twitter.last_img read more

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Police asking for assistance with armed robbery

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – RCMP received a report on July 27, 2019, at approximately 4:40 of a robbery at the convenience store, located at 9607 100th Ave.Two masked thieves were reported to have used weapons to intimidate the store clerk, then fled the area after obtaining a large number of cigarette packages.The police are looking for any witnesses who may have seen the suspects flee the area or who may know who they are. The Fort St John RCMP continue to investigate and are asking anyone who has information about this incident or can assist in locating the suspects, please contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100.Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.crimestoppersnebc.ca.last_img read more

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Knight Riders assistant coach Simon calls for better umpiring

first_imgKolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders assistant coach Simon Katich became the latest to join the bandwagon of coaches and players, who feel that standard of umpiring in the current season has left a lot to be desired. Though Katich was not forthcoming, he pointed out the contentious decision which went in favour of Delhi Capitals’ Shikhar Dhawan in Friday’s match against KKR. The southpaw, who survived a review on 11, went on to seal the match for the Capitals with an unbeaten 97. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh”I don’t want to get into trouble. I will give a stock standard answer: It’s a tough job. Obviously last night, there was a contentious one (Dhawan) and unfortunately it didn’t go away,” Katich in a roundabout manner said what he intended to. The ongoing edition of the IPL has had quite a few umpiring controversies so far leading to top players like Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli coming down heavily on the standard of umpiring. While Dhoni’s latest conduct has not been above board, Katich was all praise for his leadership skills and ability to take the game deep. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later”It will be interesting to see what the master in Dhoni goes with tomorrow. He seems to pull the right strings at the right time. He is so well prepared. There’s a lot of thought put into the team. He’s very clever in the way he uses his bowlers, his field positions,” said Dhoni. “We got completely outplayed in Chennai. But we feel our team suits our wicket as well with the quality spinners we’ve got. Unfortunately, we didn’t adapt to the conditions in Chennai. We thought it was a 180-wicket and it took us probably four overs to realise that and the game was done and dusted.”last_img read more

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OSU womens ice hockey looks to rebound after wakeup call

OSU then-junior defenseman Cara Zubko (2) passes the puck during a game against Minnesota on Nov. 15 at the OSU Ice Rink. OSU lost, 5-3. Credit: Ed Momot / For The LanternAfter dropping both games against the Wisconsin Badgers last weekend, the Ohio State women’s ice hockey team opens its home schedule on Friday against the Minnesota Golden Gophers, winners of last season’s NCAA tournament.The Buckeyes lost both games against Wisconsin by a combined score of 15-0, but spent the following week in practice trying not to dwell on the past.“I think what’s key is to not look back on what’s happened, but to look forward,” senior forward Julia McKinnon said. “Obviously, every team says that at the beginning of the year, but I think we need to focus on D-zone for us most importantly, blocking the shots, looking to get man-on-man.”The difficulty for OSU as it welcomes Minnesota and its high-powered offense is continuing to balance preparing for opponents with the developmental aspects of hockey.“Yes, I can implement systems where the score might have been a little bit closer, but I want our team to get better at being hockey players and knowing what our weaknesses are and what our strengths are,“ OSU coach Jenny Potter said.Eight Golden Gophers are ranked in the top 30 scorers in the country, and Potter spent much of this week preparing her squad for another up-tempo competitor.“We’ve been playing to high speeds in practice, not just stepping in and expecting to be skating that fast, knowing that that team’s coming in,” senior defender Cara Zubko said.Zubko said she believes that at this stage of the season, it was good for both OSU’s newcomers and veterans to receive the lessons that come with back-to-back blowouts on the road.“I think no one goes into the first weekend of the year expecting losses like that.  But I think it was a wake-up call in a good sense that, just because we know we have lots of work to do,” Zubko said.Zubko was not the only member of the program looking to take positives away from its series against Wisconsin, and the team is eager to get right back on the ice tonight against another tough conference opponent.“I think it’s a lesson in life as far as how much work you put in, or lack thereof,” Potter said. “For us as a group, seeing where we are and where we want to go, with Wisconsin being a great team, Frozen Four team last year, ranked No. 2 right now, this team wants to be in those positions, so it’s a stepping stone.”Against Minnesota, OSU will look to compete with one of the best, if not the best, program in the nation. The Golden Gophers set an NCAA record with eight goals in a single period en route to an 11-0 victory over St. Cloud State last Saturday, and are led by freshman forward Sarah Potomak, who ranks fourth in the nation in scoring.But for a glass-half-full team like the Buckeyes, the opportunity to erase memories of last week’s sweep by facing off against another elite team is one not to pass up.“We know we have lots of work to do,” Zubko said. “We can’t look back on that, there’s a lot of hockey and a big season in front of us and we’ll be ready for this weekend.”The Buckeyes drop the puck in Game 1 against Minnesota at 6:07 p.m. on Friday and at 2:07 p.m. on Saturday in Game 2. read more

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Buckeye Brief NFL protests and Big Ten locker rooms from Urban Meyer

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer addresses the Buckeyes prior to the first practice of fall camp on July 27. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorComing off its 54-21 victory over UNLV, the No. 11 Ohio State football team (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) will be preparing this week for its matchup against Rutgers, the first Big Ten opponent the team has faced since the season opener against Indiana.Speaking on Tuesday’s weekly Big Ten coaches teleconference, head coach Urban Meyer was asked questions about the protests that were prominent in the NFL this week, and how he would react if one of his own players asked to protest racial injustice and police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem.After he avoided providing a direct answer the day prior at a press conference regarding how the team has dealt with the protests, Meyer gave a similar answer in the teleconference, citing a culture of respect to deal with the varying opinions players and coaches might have on the hotly debated topic, while avoiding sharing his own opinion on the matter.“A culture of team, a culture of respect and a culture of focus. And so, I was unaware that anything was going on until yesterday,” Meyer said Tuesday. “I’ll talk to some players and we’ll do what we normally do after a conversation and I’ll let people have their opinions and never cross the ‘r-word’, which is respect.”Meyer later said that in a hypothetical situation in which a player might ask him about joining the protest over racial injustice and take a knee during the national anthem, any conversation on the matter would be kept private and not shared with the public.“That’s between me and the player and to be honest, I don’t know,” Meyer said. “And if I did, I probably wouldn’t share it with you since to me, that’s sanctuary-type meetings you have with your players that you have trust in. So it’s no different than if you said what if my son or daughter came home and asked me what would I do, that’s between me and them.”Here are more updates from Meyer during the Week 5 teleconference.On Big Ten locker rooms: “These players do a lot for us and do a lot for our conference. They should be treated right and that’s very clean environment, obviously the proper heat, proper air conditioner, air conditioning and a sanitary environment. And I would imagine that from this point forward that their people will look at that very closely.”On assessing the team: “Pass defense continues to be the No. 1 on the hit parade as far as we have three pass interference penalties last week. Other than that, we played well, but that’s No. 1 where we need to improve. And then No. 2 is consistency on offense, and especially you know when you start getting into conference play and facing the better defenses, you have to play much better.”On Tracy Sprinkle: “He’s one of our top players as far as leadership, as far as respect amongst our players, so they know how hard he works, what a character guy he is and how much he loves his teammates. He actually talked some today a little bit. He’s getting back to that group he was before he got hurt. So, his last two games have been much better and we anticipate him to continue to improve as he has more confidence on that leg.”On freshmen who impressed against UNLV: “I can see Pete Werner and Baron Browning. They’ve really made strides … plus they’re very talented guys. Jeffrey Okudah is a guy who has taken a giant step and earned some playing time. Trevon Grimes had a couple really good weeks of practice. He’s not in a position to be in the rotation yet, but he’s working towards that.”On Demario McCall: “We’re pressing along and trying to get him ready to go, but when you watched him play, that wasn’t the Demario McCall you’ve seen in the open field. So it is a real injury. It is something that’s getting better and it’s a guy that just needs confidence to become the dynamic player he could be.” read more

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Womens Soccer Ohio State scores eight goals in win over Morehead State

After coming off of a cancelled home-opening match against Duquesne last Sunday, Ohio State regained momentum after its win over No. 5 Florida by gaining an 8-0 victory against Morehead State.Ohio State (2-2) tied for the third-most goals in one single game in school history. Freshmen forward Emaly Vatne scored three of the eight goals in Thursday night’s win, recording the 15th hat trick in Ohio State history, scoring in the 41st, 68th and 73rd minutes against Morehead State. Vatne said she is most proud of her team’s professionalism on the field tonight. “We approached this game with a really good attitude,” Vatne said. “We didn’t let up in one moment of the game, so I think that’s something we should really be proud of.”In the 22nd minute, freshmen defender/midfielder Talani Barnett notched a goal from eight yards inside the right post, giving Ohio State the early lead. A minute later, freshmen forward Kayla Fischer found success by scoring a goal in the first half, recording her third goal of the year. Junior midfielder Alyssa Baumbick also picked up two goals, resulting in her first pair of goals of the season.   In the 57th minute, sophomore forward Marissa Birzon, crossed over from the left wing to tally Ohio State’s fifth goal of the night.     Vatne said, as a group, Ohio State really found a rhythm and were able to capitalize on the moments when they got the opportunity to play. Head coach Lori Walker-Hock spoke about the importance of gaining confidence looking ahead to conference play in a couple of weeks. Walker-Hock also said the best part of this kind of a game is being able to get a lot of people on the field and gaining some experience. “That’s where a game like this really benefits us is getting that experience for some of our young players and clearly our young players connected pretty good tonight,” Walker-Hock said. The Buckeyes will resume action this Sunday as they take on Notre Dame at 1 p.m at Alumni Stadium. read more

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Shoji aware Lukaku is not the only threat in the Belgium

first_imgAhead of the last-16 clash between Japan and Belgium, defender Gen Shoji said he is up for the challenge and is well aware what exactly he needs to be prepared for.Even though Lukaku might be Shoji’s direct opponent in the fixture, he is not Belgium’s only attacking option. Eden Hazard and Dries Mertens are just some other names who could easily find the back of the net of Japan’s goal.“I do feel I will be faced with Lukaku quite a lot. In preparation of the match, I think I have to overcome him mentally,” Shoji said, according to FourFourTwo.“Yes, we are facing Belgium, a formidable foe, but I’d like to be mentally prepared.”Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.Akira Nishino, manager of Japan, said he has already talked with Eiji Kawashima after some not normal mistakes the goalkeeper made in the group stage.“He’s a perfectionist,” Nishino said.“[After] the first and second matches, I actually had a chat with him, personally. His position, his play, we discussed for quite a long time. ”“He’s the only one who’s played as a goalkeeper in Europe. And he self-analysed his play very well.”last_img read more

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