Donegal singer making waves with a ‘wee Donegal song’

first_imgA Donegal singer is making waves online with his cover of  ‘Home to Donegal’ that he posted on his Facebook page. Darren Boot released a new video on Thursday and has already served up some serious traction with nearly 2000 people viewing it online.Writing online, Boot said: “With St Patrick’s Day around the corner I thought I would cover a wee Donegal Song. “This is dedicated to all friends and family in Ireland and those scattered across the world.”Check it out below…Donegal singer making waves with a ‘wee Donegal song’ was last modified: March 10th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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 musicMUSIClast_img read more

Bet on the Winning Dodo: Darwinism or Intelligent Design

first_imgA new film about the creation-evolution controversy is coming out, titled Flock of Dodos.  Randy Olson, a marine biologist with a PhD in evolutionary ecology and another degree in filmmaking, decided to put this documentary together to help scientists realize that they are behind the curve on marketing their ideas.  According to the Kansas paper Lawrence Journal-World, Olson claims his purpose is not to take sides, but to highlight the importance of public relations.  The film is “slated for upcoming preview screenings at Harvard University and other prestigious venues.”Flock of dodos.  Wonderful.  Such a scholarly, uplifting title.  With an evolutionary ecologist running the show, any doubt who will be labeled as the real dodos?  Do you think the word dodo will stand for “Darwin Only! Darwin Only” to an evolutionary ecologist who will be showing off his work at Harvard?    There is a slight chance he will warn his fellow Darwinists they might go extinct without better marketing, but more likely, the blurb sets the odds: “Filmmaker and evolutionary ecologist Dr. Randy Olson tries to figure out who exactly is the flock of dodos.”  Compare this attitude with the respectful, evidence-focused comportment of films like Unlocking the Mystery of Life and The Privileged Planet.  The Darwinist strategy is, when you can’t block, mock.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, January 8, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Additional showers move over the state today. Winds will switch from the south west to the west and eventually northwest today, beginning to usher in some cooler air. However, we still will not be looking for a significant push below normal, it will just feel colder after yesterday’s exceptionally mild run. Moisture today will add up to another .3” or less, with coverage at about 50% of the state. Even though we are cooler today, we still expect all rain, where it falls.Drier weather moves in behind the front for tomorrow, Thursday and Friday. We will see clouds slowly break up tomorrow, and clouds increase again on Friday afternoon. Temps make another leg down and we will spend most of the next three days near normal (after today), but there is no significant cold air blast coming.The weather situation gets interesting Saturday. Models are in significant disagreement on what comes through. The GFS model thinks we could see 1-8 inches of snow over the state, with the worst in southern and southwest Ohio. The European model looks for very light moisture and keeps the biggest precipitation off to our south and to our west. We are adding some minor moisture into our forecast, as the Saturday period has always been the most suspect. Honestly, we should not have removed it from our forecast 24 hours ago. This system will be very track dependent, but we think that available liquid equivalent moisture will be limited to a few hundredth to a tenth or so. At this time, we are putting a coating to an inch of snow in the forecast over 70% of the state for this coming Saturday. We do not buy into the large snowstorm fearmongering at this point. Stay tuned, as this may end up being the main feature for the week, depending on track of any storm. The map at right shows one model’s early depiction of snow potential this weekend through Sunday mid morning. Again…this is just early model thoughts, not our official forecast – that will come later this week.Dry weather is back for Sunday and it holds through at least next Wednesday. High pressure dominates the early part of the week on Monday. This will come with some colder air too. However, models also are in major disagreement toward the end of the 10 day period. The euro stays dry for next Thursday, while the American model, brings snow, and some good accumulations again. The precipitation potential likely lies in how much cold air lingers over the region at the end of the 10 day window. Right now, we are leaning toward better precipitation potential for next Thursday.To kick off the extended 11-16 day forecast period, we have rain for the 19th and 20th, ending as snow on the 21st, with potentially significant accumulations. From there we remain cold with snow and flurries for the 22nd and 23rd.last_img read more

Uploading Files to Google Docs Just Got Easier

first_imgaudrey watters Last fall, Google Docs users gained the ability to drag and drop files from the desktop to the upload page. Now Google has announced that it will be rolling out a few more features to make that process of uploading even easier.The first new feature will help those who tend to upload a lot of documents: Google has added the ability to upload folders, not just individual files. This upload will actually preserve the folder structure, which means that folders within folders will also be uploaded.The second feature is a UI improvement, merging the upload feature directly into the documents list. This means that the upload settings have changed as well. The first time you use the new method, you’ll be asked whether or not you want the files automatically converted to Google Docs and if you want images converted to text via OCR. When you add new files, a window will pop up to display the upload progress. And finally, you’ll be able to drag and drop directly into the documents list in order to start an upload. This will only work for individual files, not for full folders.A couple things to note: many of these new features work on what Google calls “modern browsers” – Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Also, you might find that as you upload more and more files to Google Docs that you run into storage limits. You can either delete files or pay for additional storage ($0.02 per GB per month). Google says these new features will be available to users in the next month. Tags:#Google#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts last_img read more

Exhaust-Only Ventilation Systems and Radon

first_imgArticles on mechanical ventilation commonly warn builders that exhaust-only ventilation systems can pull radon into a house through foundation cracks. The warning makes intuitive sense: after all, an exhaust-only ventilation system works by depressurizing a house with respect to the outdoors, and it seems obvious that depressurization could pull soil gases into a basement.One thing I’ve learned over the years, however, is that just because an idea is intuitively obvious, doesn’t mean it’s true. Throughout history, many observers have speculated; far fewer have actually made measurements.An exhaust-only ventilation system depends on one or more exhaust fans (usually bathroom exhaust fans) that either operate continuously or intermittently. This type of ventilation system is usually set up to ventilate a house at the rate recommended by ASHRAE 62.2 — somewhere in the range of 50 to 100 cfm for most homes.The air that is removed from a home by an exhaust fan is replaced by outdoor air entering the home through random cracks in the building envelope.It isn’t hard to find authors who warn that exhaust-only ventilation systems can be dangerous. Here are some examples from the Web:Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that is present in some soils. It can enter a house through cracks in the building’s foundation.Indoor radon levels can be tested; if long-term testing shows radon levels above 4 picocuries per liter, it’s a good idea to install a radon mitigation system. (For more information, see All About Radon.)Most experts explain that radon gas is drawn into a house by the stack effect. The stack effect is a function of delta T — the difference between the indoor and outdoor temperature — so the effect is strongest during the winter. Indoor air escapes through ceiling cracks; as a result,… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

Sherin Mathews’ Adoptive Parents Give Up Custody of Biological Daughter

first_imgThe adoptive parents of Indian girl Sherin Mathews, who was found dead in Texas last year, relinquished custody and parental rights to their 4-year-old biological daughter. Wesley Mathews, the father, has been charged with capital murder of Sherin while mother Sini Mathews has been charged with child abandonment.The relinquishment would be irrevocable and the couple is forbidden from meeting the girl without supervision. The biological daughter has been living with relatives in Houston, who may adopt her. Last month, a Dallas judge stopped the Wesleys from having contact with the biological daughter after prosecutors said that they failed to protect Sherin.“[Sini Mathews] made the extremely difficult decision to give up her parental rights because given the circumstances and the pending criminal cases, this is in the best interests of the child. She wants what’s best for her remaining daughter,” attorney Mitch Nolte who represents Sini Mathews said, according to NBCDFW.Sherin Mathews, 3, was found dead in a culvert in October 2017. Wesley had initially said that he forced her to stand outside in the middle of the night for refusing to drink milk. Later, he said that he physically assisted Sherin to drink milk and watched her choke to death before taking the body out to dispose it in the culvert.However, autopsy reports revealed that the death was a homicide and Sherin’s bones were in different stages of healing.Earlier in January, Wesley was indicted for capital murder, in addition to charges of injuring a child, abandoning a child and tampering with evidence. Sini denied knowing about the incidents and was charged with child abandonment only. If the capital murder charge is proven, Wesley can face death penalty or life sentence.“During the commission of the offense, defendant did use a deadly weapon, the exact nature and description of which is not known to the Grand Jury,” the indictment by the grand jury said on Jan. 12, according to the Dallas County Court in Texas.The indictment also states that Mathews “did intentionally and knowingly cause the death of Sherin Mathews” on or around Oct. 7, 2017, in a manner and means unknown to the Grand Jury.  Related ItemshoustonRichardsonTexaslast_img read more

Why Sacramento Kings Owner Vivek Ranadive is Sure Basketball Can be Most Popular in India – After Cricket

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Sacramento (California): Vivek Ranadive, the controlling owner of the Sacramento Kings, is a true believer. He believes in data. He believes in “Civilization 3.0” – that the world is entering a stage of massive disruption and that cities are one of mankind’s 10 greatest inventions. He believes that he can make basketball the second most popular sport in India (behind cricket). He believes in gluten-free consumption, which he says “declutters your mind.” But more than anything, he believes in himself.”This will sound corny, but when I wake up, the first thought I have is, ‘What can I do to make a difference and make the world better?'” Ranadive, 61, said recently, sitting at a table in a condominium he owns that overlooks the rejuvenated downtown area of Sacramento. There’s no question about that: It does sound corny.But Ranadive is entering a new phase as the head of an NBA franchise. The Kings recently traveled to Mumbai – where Ranadive is from – to play the Indiana Pacers, the latest in the league’s forays into India. Ranadive, after acquiring the Kings, went to Mumbai in December 2014 with Adam Silver and extracted a promise from the newly-minted league commissioner that games would be played there someday.”I was a bit reluctant because I felt – and maybe still do to a certain extent – we were getting ahead of ourselves in that market and that the infrastructure wasn’t yet in place to play an NBA game,” Silver said in an interview. “But he was very persistent.”Ranadive has made bringing the sport to his home country a core part of his identity as an owner, pitching it as a way to keep the NBA growing.”If you think about basketball and you think about India, Indians love to celebrate,” Ranadive said. “Indians love to party. Indians love Bollywood and showmanship.”Ranadive himself doesn’t have much swagger, and he’s not one to dwell on an accomplishment. He’s thinking about the next moment, the next goal. That stems from his childhood, Ranadive said. He was raised in Juhu Beach, a well-to-do suburb of what was then called Bombay. He attended a private school, co-founded by his family, which gave out a “Ranadive Award” every year. (A Ranadive usually won.)”The way I was raised was that if you came second, you were a loser,” Ranadive said. He added, “My hatred for failure is greater than my love for success.”But. And there is a but.The data is not kind to Sacramento, and Ranadive is a man who values data to help him avoid failure. The last time the Kings made the playoffs was 2006. Since Ranadive took over the team in 2013, the Kings have gone through four head coaches. There have been notable draft misses, like Nik Stauskas in 2014. Cap space has not yielded much. Ranadive said he expected the Kings to contend for championships within five years from now, but the franchise has not been, at least from the outside, a picture of stability.They traded away their franchise player in 2017, DeMarcus Cousins, and Vlade Divac, the general manager, told the press that he had passed up a better offer days earlier. (It was an embarrassing headline, to be sure, but the trade still turned out fine for Divac. The Kings netted one of the better shooters in the league, Buddy Hield.)Last season was a high-water mark: The Kings won 39 games and made a surprising run at the postseason. And yet, right when it seemed like the Kings had established a positive culture, Divac fired the head coach Dave Joerger.The Kings moved swiftly to replace Joerger with Luke Walton, who had just left the Lakers. Then, news broke that Walton was sued by Kelli Tennant, a former sports broadcaster who accused Walton of sexually assaulting her in a hotel room in 2014, which Walton denied. The team initiated an investigation with outside lawyers and support from the league. In August, the NBA and the Kings jointly announced that the investigation was being closed and that “there was not a sufficient basis to support the allegations.” Tennant declined to speak to the investigators. Ranadive said he was “shocked and surprised” by the lawsuit.”We took the accusations very seriously,” he said. “We hired some very highly regarded and experienced investigators. My instructions to them is that there were no boundaries. Find everything you can out. There’s no rules.”His first foray into professional basketball was acquiring a minority stake in the Golden State Warriors in 2010. Ranadive came to basketball in his late 40s – and found the sport baffling, as author Malcolm Gladwell chronicled in his book, “David and Goliath,” which told the story of Ranadive somehow coaching his 12-year-old daughter Anjali’s team to the state championship.In 2013, Ranadive became a sort of hero in Sacramento, when he and a group of investors acquired the Kings from the Maloof family for a then-record $534 million. Another group of investors, led by Steve Ballmer, made an aggressive bid for the team with the intent of moving it to Seattle. But Ranadive, with grand plans for the construction of a new arena and global expansion of the game, won out.”When I played here, it was a very quiet city,” said Divac, who starred for the team from 1998 to 2004. “After a game, you had a tough time finding an open restaurant.”Now, the Kings’ on-court success is almost irrelevant to whether buying the team was a good investment. This is the reality of modern day economics for sports franchises. The Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers and Brooklyn Nets all recently sold for more than $2 billion – roughly quadruple what Ranadive’s group paid for the Kings.Asked what it was like to be running a franchise with new expectations – Kings 3.0, you might say – Ranadive had his earnestness at the ready.”Look, the one thing is that I don’t really think of myself as owning the team,” Ranadive said. “I came into this feeling like I was just a temporary steward and this team really belongs to the fans. It belongs to the city. It belongs to you guys, the media. I’m just kind of trying to shepherd it in the right direction.”Sopan Deb c.2019 The New York Times Company NBANBA Indianba india gamesNBA India Games 2019 First Published: October 4, 2019, 5:28 PM ISTlast_img read more

Mamata has nexus with BJP: Bengal Congress president

first_imgKolkata, May 2 (PTI) West Bengal Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury today accused Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee of having an understanding with the BJP, and said it became clear today in the Rajya Sabha where her party fought alongside the ruling dispensation at the Centre against the Congress.”The nexus between Modibhai and Didibhai (Mamata Banerjee) is clear now. In the Rajya Sabha the TMC is fighting along with the BJP against the Congress. They are raising questions on VVIP chopper deal. Those, who themselves have indulged in rampant corruption, are raising questions,” Chowdhury said adding “this proved where the TMC stood politically”.Addressing a meeting here to protest against “post-poll violence”, Chowdhury said, “The TMC is questioning the integrity and honesty of Congress by toeing the line of BJP. It was Congress which had ordered the probe in the VVIP chopper scam. What about the Saradha and Narada scam?”Chowdhury also criticised the TMC supremo for her yesterdays statement charging a section of police officials with “unleashing terror” on the people at the behest of the Election Commission.”She will not like it when the police has performed its duties without being her sycophants. She is threatening everybody – Election Commission, police,” he alleged. PTI PNT SUN MD DBSlast_img read more

Recruitment under Sports quota in Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise office, Hyderabad

first_imgThe office of the Commissioner of Customs and Central Excise, Hyderabad has released a notification inviting interested, eligible candidates for the recruitment to different posts under Sports quota. The candidates may send the application in the prescribed format on or before May 31. Vacancy details :Total posts: 22Name of the posts: Sports Quota  Post wise vacancy details:Volleyball: 1Basketball: 3 Table Tennis:2 Football: 5Tax Assistant: 1 Stenographer Grade II: 1Hawaldar: 9  Eligibility criteria: Educational qualification:The candidates should possess matriculation or higher secondary certificate from a recognised institute or university. Age limit: The upper age limit of the candidates must not exceed 27 years as on May 31.Pay scale: The candidates would be in the pay band of Rs 5,200 and Rs 20,200 with an additional grade pay of Rs 2,400 and Rs 1,800. Selection process:The candidates will be selected on the basis of written test, skill test and physical endurance examinations. How to apply:The candidates may apply to the posts in the prescribed format as per notification.Important date:The last date to receive the application is May 31.Read: Want to work in AIIMS? Apply before May 31Read: Wish to work as an Engineer? Apply at UPSSSC Lucknow for 478 postsClick here to get latest updates on government jobs in India.last_img read more