Donegal tastes success in Foodie Destinations Awards

first_imgDonegal Town has been crowned Ireland’s Best Foodie Town at the highly-anticipated Foodie Destinations Awards.Donegal’s thriving food scene earned great recognition in the awards, which were announced on Wednesday night in the Mount Juliet Estate in Kilkenny.The Donegal Food Coast, led by the Local Enterprise Project, won third place in the overall final. Deirdre McGlone and Anthony O’Toole, judges in the Irish Foodie Destination Awards pictured with members from The Food Coast Donegal at Oakfield Park during the judging tour earlier this monthThere were big celebrations for the Donegal Town team as they took the title of Best Foodie Town.This award serves to highlight the stand-alone, unique food and tourism visitor experience that the town has to offer.Familiar faces from the Taste of Donegal Food Festival attended the ceremony to collect the award on behalf of the town.Donegal Town is named Ireland’s Best Foodie Town at the Foodie Destinations AwardsBoth Donegal groups pulled out all the stops to showcase the wonderful food offerings of the county when the judges came to visit earlier this month. The Foodie Destinations judges of 2019 were former Harvey’s Point Hotelier Deirdre McGlone and Chef Anthony O’ Toole. Commenting on Donegal Town, the judges said there was a great variety of dining experiences, in addition to the hospitality and knowledgeability of the locals, and they also thought it was a clever idea to use the platform of the Wild Atlantic Way to help them stand out as a place to visit.The Waterford Way was announced as the overall winner of the Foodie Destinations Awards 2019.  Donegal tastes success in Foodie Destinations Awards was last modified: September 2nd, 2019 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:a taste of donegal food festivaldonegal food coastDonegal Townfoodie destinationslast_img read more

49ers ‘Gold Digger Program’ not paying off on defense, yet

first_imgSANTA CLARA — A cleverly named “Gold Digger Program” is meant to reward 49ers defenders for exceptional plays and effort.For example, interceptions, in the rare instances they happen, would count. The daily prize is a gold-colored football emblazoned with defensive coordinator Robert Saleh’s mantras — “All Gas, No Brake” and “Extreme Violence.”The 49ers defenders haven’t lacked effort a week into training camp. But interceptions remain scarce, a replay of last season’s takeaway trauma that …last_img

Giants need all of Yastrzemski’s three home runs in chaotic extra-inning win

first_imgPHOENIX — Chaos. Insanity. Launch angle.Baseball in 2019.It’s hard to know what to believe anymore when watching a sport where hitting a ball over the fence was once an accomplishment worth celebrating.Up until this season, it would have been all-too-easy to write that surely, neither Giants manager Bruce Bochy nor Diamondbacks skipper Torey Lovullo had seen anything like what took place at Chase Field on Friday before. Except two months ago, before Lovullo’s D’backs and Bochy’s …last_img

49ers vs. Falcons: Who wins bragging rights between cousins McGlinchey, Ryan?

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Mike McGlinchey fondly recalls a “friendly” basketball game before his junior year in high school, when, already at 6-foot-8, he dunked on a pro athlete.It was his cousin, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. Sorry, no proof a viral-video exits.“That’s kind of the cool thing about it, that it’s just folklore, because there were no cameras,” McGlinchey, the 49ers right tackle, said Wednesday, ahead of facing his cousin and the Falcons on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium.San Francisco …last_img

Glen Newcomer, Oct. 9

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We started harvesting a couple of weeks ago and since then we have been working on soybeans. We have a third of our soybeans cut so far. We have not shelled any corn yet, but we are getting ready to switch over to that now that we are having some rain delays.We have been having sporadic rains that have really prohibited us from getting aggressive on harvesting soybeans. Most of the soybeans that we have been harvesting have been in the 10% to 11% range. It has been difficult to manage or harvest soybeans around the optimal moisture of 13%.We have been staying current on keeping up with soybean harvest as they mature. The last several days it has been raining which has slowed us down. I believe that we will be able to cut straight through with the rest of the varieties. All of the beans are now ready to be harvested.Yields have been sporadic. They have been a reflection of the stresses we have seen during the growing season and the different soil types. We have seen beans in the 60s and we have had beans in the 30s. It has been all over the board.From neighboring farmers we have heard about variable moisture in the corn from the high teens to the mid 20s and yields appear to be very good. There are a few stalk concerns at this time. Over the weekend we had some high winds and the drought stressed corn had some stalk breakage, but the vast majority is still standing fine.The crop is coming off rapidly. When the weather breaks this next time I believe everyone around here will be going at it very aggressively. I am happy we went back and replanted the soybean acres that we did. It clearly shows the advantage to having the plant population out there.last_img read more

Martin’s Energy Quiz — Third Edition

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members 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. GBA published an energy quiz in 2009, and another one in 2011. It looks like we’re overdue for another installment.Answers are provided at the bottom of this column; don’t peek until you’ve finished the quiz.1. True or false: In freezing climates, a drainback solar hot water system circulates ordinary water (without any antifreeze) through its solar collectors.(a) True.(b) False.2. Which of the following statements best describes the “cold OSB problem”?(a) OSB sheathing is more at risk when stud cavities are filled with thick insulation than thin insulation.(b) When OSB gets very cold, the adhesive that binds the wood flakes may fail.(c) OSB can fail if it is covered on the exterior with a thick layer of rigid foam.(d) Researchers have not succeeded in developing an OSB sleeping bag.3. The International Residential Code includes a table listing prescriptive requirements for insulation and windows. The column labeled “fenestration U-factor” shows:(a) Minimum U-factors for windows.(b) Maximum U-factors for windows.(c) The confusion rate for readers with low Understanding Factors (i.e., low U-factors) who are forced to decipher code documents.4. Which of these statements is true?(a) No roof assembly can dry to the exterior.(b) All roof assemblies can dry to the exterior.(c) Some roof assemblies can dry to the exterior.(d) Roofs in Seattle are always wet.5. Which of these statements is most likely to be true for a certified Passivhaus?(a) The house has Zehnder windows, a Siga heat-recovery ventilator, and Intus tape.(b) The house has Intus windows, a Zehnder heat-recovery ventilator, and Siga tape.(c) The house has Siga windows, an Intus heat-recovery ventilator, and Zehnder tape.(d) The windows cost too much.6. Compared to exhaust-only ventilation systems, heat-recovery ventilation (HRV) systems have several advantages. Which… center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

TomTom to step back from wearables market after poor sales

first_imgRelated Posts Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Follow the Puck TomTom may be on the verge of leaving the wearables market, after a 20 percent year-on-year consumer sales decline, which management blamed on the Sports division.“The wearables market has fallen short of expectations… And because of this and because we want to focus on automotive, licensing and telematics businesses, we are reviewing strategic options for our Sports business,” said TomTom CEO Harold Goddijn.See Also: Where are all the women in tech? They’re in wearablesTomTom’s sports division includes the company’s fitness trackers and the action cams.According to a report by Wareable, several key figures in the division have already departed. These include Patrick Stal, VP of marketing for TomTom Sports, Costa Grillo, global product marketing manager, Lindsay Mandeville, communications manager, George Sewell, VP of software, and Tom Brown, the head of the UK operations.Lots of empty desksMost of them left during TomTom’s last round of firings, in December. The report says that most of the positions have not been filled, leading them to believe that the division might be shut.Satnav manufacturers have been looking for ways to diversify their brands and wearables, which utilize GPS and low-power technology, seemed like an easy fit. However, the wearable industry has seen sluggish performance all round, with Apple and Xiaomi the only real ‘winners’ in the last six months, as Fitbit has lost market share and Jawbone folded.Intel has supposedly also “eliminated” its wearable division, following the disastrous Basis Peak recall, which cost the company millions in replacements and refunds.center_img David Curry Tags:#action camera#fitness tracker#Internet of Things#IoT#satnav#smartwatch#TomTom#wearable Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…last_img read more

Money Monday

first_imgBy Barbara O’NeillDoes the military provide any type of compensation assistance for daily living activities?Yes. Special Compensation for Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (SCAADL) was authorized by the Fiscal Year 2010 National Defense Authorization Act (Public Law 111-84). This special monthly compensation is for eligible catastrophically injured or ill service members who require assistance with activities of daily living or who are at a high risk for personal safety and cannot live independently in the community without caregiver support. SCAADL provides financial assistance for non-medical care, support, and assistance by a primary caregiver for the service member. Catastrophically wounded, ill, and injured service members and their caregivers should discuss eligibility for this program with their primary care managers or care coordinators. To be eligible, service members must:have a catastrophic injury or illness incurred in the line of duty that compromises their ability to carry out activities of daily living such that they require personal or mechanical assistance to leave the home or bed or require constant supervision to avoid physical harm to themselves or others;be certified by a licensed physician to be in need of assistance from another person to perform the personal functions of everyday living; andrequire some form of residential institutional care in the absence of this provisionFor more information, click here.Browse more military personal finance webinars and blog posts by experts.Follow Dr. O’Neill on Twitter!This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network Blog on December 16, 2013last_img read more

Q&A with #MFLNMC: How is Medicaid affected by the Affordable Care Act?

first_imgAre you a military service provider or caregiver to a family member whose medical coverage falls under Medicaid? Are you unsure how their coverage may be affected by the Affordable Care Act? In today’s caregiving post we take a brief look at the impact the Affordable Care Act has on Medicaid.The Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows states to expand Medicaid based on the percentage of the federal poverty level. About half of the U.S. has opted to do this as of early 2015. These states have expanded Medicaid eligibility to adults earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level.The ACA also creates incentives for states to further develop Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) and to incorporate the programs into their state Medicaid programs, making services more widely available. HCBS are provided under federal waivers that allow states to provide services to qualified individuals. As a result, the scope of services may be limited, the populations served may be specified, and the approval to operate the waiver time may be limited.  Medicaid is and remains a federal-state program that is administered by state governments.To learn more about Medicaid check out our Medicaid and Military Families: An Introduction training.Have a question for our military caregiving team? Let us know! We want to hear from you.last_img read more

7 Easy Ways to Improve Your Cinematography

first_imgWatch TutorialsImage via Awesome Cinematography Tutorial: The Flip Shot.We truly live in a golden age of information as pretty much anything you want to learn, you can learn online by watching videos. Filmmaking may be one of the great examples of the democratization of knowledge, as there are an endless number of videos that can explain everything from cinematography basics to camera breakdowns to a litany of concepts, tips, and tricks.6 Filmmaking Tutorials for CinematographersCinematography Tutorials Will Help You Put Some Brains Behind Your Cinematic Choices20 Lighting Tutorials for Film and VideoYou can also keep developing your cinematography by subscribing to channels like PremiumBeat’s YouTube channel or keeping tabs on our archives here.What are your tips and tricks for improving at cinematography? Let us know in the comments. Use InstagramImage via Shutterstock.Like it or not, Instagram is not only a cultural phenomenon for sharing food pics, it’s also a powerful tool for aspiring cinematographers. Depending on how much you want to utilize its potential, Instagram can be a great means to try new perspectives and develop an understanding of what makes certain images stand out. With its in-depth editing options covering everything from contrast to pulling out colors in highlights and shadows, it’s a great program to keep you constantly trying new things.8 Cinematographers to Follow on InstagramHow Instagram Can Help Cinematographers!Ryan Booth on Career, Life and Instagram Try Different Cameras and LensesImage via Shutterstock.A good director of photography needs not only a comprehensive understanding of cinematography but also an astute knowledge of camera technology. Finding ways to shoot on different cameras — either by renting, borrowing, or buying — is a great way to expand your camera repertoire. When you do try different cameras, try to understand each camera’s strengths and weaknesses for your specific cinematography style.The 6 Best Filmmaking Cameras Under $1,000How To Choose The Best Camera For Your Video ProductionImportant Cameras of Cinematic History Use Different Aspect RatiosImage via Shutterstock.Another way to get a cinematographer out of his or her comfort zone (which is important for growth), is to practice shooting in different aspect ratios. A good cinematographer should have a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to shoot in everything from a 1:1 box to 2.35:1 cinemascope. A DP will have a major say in what aspect ratio is right for a project and will make their selections and recommendations based on what the story dictates.Using Aspect Ratios Like a Pro: Why Choose One Ratio Over Another?Movie Making Manual/Cinematography/Aspect ratios352 Free Letterbox Templates for Video Editing (8K, 4K, HD & More) Try out these 7 tips and tricks to expand your skill set and improve as a cinematographer.Cover image via Shutterstock.Like any artist, a good cinematographer must constantly look for ways to hone his or her craft. While it’s easy to say “practice, practice, practice,” it’s harder to find creative and pragmatic ways to expand your knowledge base, day in and day out.Let’s explore seven tips and tricks that can help you become a better cinematographer.Take Up PhotographyImage via Shutterstock.It’s simple and it’s true: cinematography shares many of its principles with photography. However, you could argue that the stakes are higher in photography as a single frame must maximize all of its elements to convey a feeling and tell a story. Camera settings like exposure, color temperature, and depth of field are as important as framing concepts like the rule of thirds; focus; and foreground, middleground, and background.Here are some resources on how to improve your cinematography with photography (and vice versa).Find Cinematic Inspiration with These Visionary PhotographersThree Ways Cinematography Can Improve Your PhotographyTranslating Your Photography Skills to CinematographyCinematography and Photography Concepts Simplified Learn to Color GradeImage via Shutterstock.As film crews are continuing to shrink and roles continuing to merge, a good cinematographer in today’s multifaceted environment needs a good understanding of color grading — if not how to double in that role altogether. If you think about it, it really makes sense for a DP to know how an image is going to color in post and how to shoot intentionally to prepare for those results.The Video Editor’s Guide to Color GradingThe Difference Between Color Correction and Color Grading35 Free LUTs for Color Grading Videos Practice StoryboardingImage via Shutterstock.While it may not be the most glamorous part of the profession, storyboarding is often a major part of a cinematographer’s job. A good cinematographer must often painstakingly storyboard every shot throughout an entire film — often by hand. If you’re a forward-looking individual, check out some of the many online and app options to streamline storyboarding. But make sure you’re ready to dive in deep, as storyboarding is where a true cinematographer can shine.Free Storyboard Template for Film and Video ProjectsThe Unifying Power of StoryboardsWorkflow Tip: Storyboard Your Animations in Adobe Illustratorlast_img read more