Big plans unveiled for Letterkenny Kinnegar Jazz & Blues Festival

first_imgLetterkenny will be buzzing with activity at the beginning of July as the town hosts its first Jazz & Blues Festival. The event, in conjunction with Kinnegar Brewing, will be a three day festival of free live music in popular venues from Friday 5th- Sunday 7th July 2019. The Letterkenny Kinnegar Jazz & Blues Festival was officially launched this week at the Kinnegar Brewery, Ballyraine.Over the weekend, music fans can look forward to seeing a line-up of notable Jazz artists, including Grainne Duffy, Paddy Sherlock Band, Miranda Rosenberg and DD & The Delta Boys.Among the launch night’s attendees were publicans from The Orchard, Oasis, Warehouse Bar + Kitchen, Mc Ginleys and The Brewery.Launch of Letterkenny Kinnegar Jazz & Blues Festival, taking place on the 5th, 6th and 7th July 2019 in participating venuesSpeaking to Donegal Daily, Paddy Crossan, the Festival Creative Director said: “It’s great to see all the bars and local businesses in the town getting involved and working together for something of great benefit to the town as a whole.” The design of the festival gives festivalgoers the opportunity to explore the town as each participating bar will be providing entertainment during the day/night.Launch of Letterkenny Kinnegar Jazz & Blues Festival, taking place on the 5th, 6th and 7th July 2019 in participating venues“We would hope that this will be an annual festival if all goes well. This is an entirely voluntary run festival which is great as the people involved have so much passion and drive,” said Mark Black, Festival Director.The launch held had Kinnegar Brewery was quite something. Attendees received a full brewery tour of the site and even got sampling some of the up and coming products.“We are over the moon to have Kinnegar on board as festival sponsor. It was just the perfect fit – a growing brand for a growing festival. Not every town has their own brewery on their doorstep and we couldn’t thank Rick and Libby enough for getting involved on a dream that we turned into reality,” says Dermot O’ Donohue, Assistant Festival Manager.Launch of Letterkenny Kinnegar Jazz & Blues Festival, taking place on the 5th, 6th and 7th July 2019 in participating venuesThe Festival Committee would like to say a special thank you to Graphic Designer Aidan Spence for the festival’s logo design and Browne Printers for their launch night materials.A full programme of events and regular updates will be available on the Letterkenny Kinnegar Jazz & Blues Festival social media platforms over the coming weekend. Launch of Letterkenny Kinnegar Jazz & Blues Festival, taking place on the 5th, 6th and 7th July 2019 in participating venuesLaunch of Letterkenny Kinnegar Jazz & Blues Festival, taking place on the 5th, 6th and 7th July 2019 in participating venuesBig plans unveiled for Letterkenny Kinnegar Jazz & Blues Festival was last modified: May 9th, 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:EntertainmenteventsLetterkenny Kinnegar Jazz & Blues Festivalmc ginleysMUSICOasisThe Brewerythe orchardwarehouse bar + kitchenWhat’s on?last_img read more

Humboldt State’s Madison Williams named CCAA Pitcher of the Week for second time this season

first_imgArcata >> In the days following the Humboldt State softball team’s run to the national tournament last spring, State head coach Shelli Sarchett had a chat with Madison Williams after the right-hander’s impressive junior campaign.Williams was set to become the undisputed ace with the graduation of the other half of the Jacks’ 1-2 punch in 2016, Katie Obbema. And, as a result, Williams’ role on the team was about to get that much bigger.“I said, ‘Listen, next year we don’t have a Katie. We have …last_img read more

Airbus A380 cabin package adds 80 seats.

first_imgEuropean plane-maker Airbus is giving airlines the option to cram 80 more seats into its passenger-friendly A380 superjumbo with a new package of “cabin enablers’’ that includes its derided 11-abreast seating.Some of the changes provide more room for the seats by modifying the cabin layout while others squeeze more people into each row.The average seat count on an A380 in operation today is 497 — below the suggested count of 550 — and the extra space has made it a popular choice with passengers.But the pressures that have delivered passengers low fares also mean carriers are seeking new ways to generate revenue and this includes boosting the seat count on aircraft.With sales of the A380 stalled and the rise of a new generation of fuel-efficient twin-engine aircraft, Airbus is looking at ways of making the giant plane more attractive.The new package, released at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg,  would allow airlines to carry 575 passengers in a four-class configuration.It includes new forward stairs that would provide for 20 more passengers in business, premium economy and economy class.The stairs would be relocated from door one to door two and the entrance to the staircase would be combined with that of the lower-deck crew rest.A combined crew rest compartment would provide space for three more premium economy passengers by moving the existing pilot crew rest, located behind the cockpit in the mezzanine area of door one, with the facility on the lower deck.An aft galley stair module which would see the current spiral stairs changed to a square design provides space for 14 more passengers plus two additional food trolleys.An option to remove sidewall stowage would increase the wall-to-wall cabin width at foot-rest height and make space for 10 more business class seats in a herringbone layout.More contentious options include nine-abreast premium economy on the main deck, allowing for 11 more passengers, and the previous released 11-abreast economy layout on the main deck, which adds 23 seats.Premium economy varies between airlines. Qantas, for example,  currently offers a comfortable upper-deck seven-abreast layout on a two-three-two basis while Lufthansa offers eight abreast on the same deck in a two-four-two configuration.A nine-abreast configuration would presumably see a three-three-three layout, eliminating the popular double seats.Airbus said the main deck cross-section was allowing seat manufacturers to optimise their premium economy offerings to create “the industry’s most efficient and comfortable PE layout possible’’.More problematic is Airbus’ “innovative” 11-across concept involving a 3-5-3 configuration. Notwithstanding issues identified with the seats next to the cabin wall, this would put one passenger in the horror predicament of being in a middle seat with two people on either side.The A380’s biggest customer, Emirates, has already rejected the concept, which has the potential to do to the A380’s reputation what 10-abreast seating has done to Boeing’s 777.Airbus Commercial Aircraft executive vice president strategy and marketing Kiran Rao said the new package for A380 customers was a smart way to meet airlines needs “while improving the A380 economics with additional revenues and innovating in passenger comfort”.“Only the A380 has the economies of scale and development potential to efficiently solve the problem of increasing congestion at large airports while providing the best comfort for passengers,’’ he said. “The aircraft can also serve fast-growing markets and airlines regional airports, so we are adapting the aircraft to meet evolving market needs.”last_img read more

Ohio hosts shepherds from around the country through Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2016 Howard Wyman Sheep Industry Leadership School was held July 10 to 14 in Columbus. The program moves around the country and shepherds from around the nation flocked to Ohio for the event this year.This year’s schedule included the popular Ohio State University Lamb 509 program plus an Ohio sheep industry tour through parts of northeast Ohio. A class of nearly 30 students was selected by the National Lamb Feeders Association to take part in this unique combination of presentations, tours, and hands-on activities to increase understanding of meat quality and marketing and enable participants to improve the profitability and competitiveness of lamb.Tour stops included trips to Stitzlein Club Lambs, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, Mt. Hope Auction, the farm of Amish shepherd Leroy Kuhns, and Don Hawk’s confined lamb feedlot in Knox County.“It was a great learning experience. It was like-minded folks trying to learn from each other. The Ohio State University is a highly regarded institute and the professors have been amazing,” said Coulter Payne, from Texas. “I have never been to Amish country. That was a real eye opener for me. I am always looking for different animal handling and behavior type of information and seeing all of these different facilities and operations and talking with all of these folks about what works for them and doesn’t work, I learned a number of things I can hopefully take back and use in our operation in Texas.”The broad diversity of lamb operations from around the country was a common theme of the event.“The lamb industry is different all across the U.S. I didn’t expect it to be this different. We don’t have the niche markets you do here. I didn’t even realize those niches existed,” said Cora Wahl from Oregon. “It has been a great three days. The highlight would definitely be the carcass processing and evaluation. And Ohio is more beautiful than people have said.”Henry Zerby, Lydia Garcia, and Roger High from OSU were the co-coordinators of the program. Many other Ohio State University faculty, staff and students were also involved with an extensive background in all phases of lamb production, meat science and marketing. The school also offered many opportunities for networking and sharing information with a wide variety of producers from all parts of the country. Mt. Hope Auction OARDC research lambs Mike Stitzlein talks about his club lamb business. OSU faculty, staff and students helped put on the event. Rick Reynolds from UPI talks about grading lambs. The group of shepherds from around the country really enjoyed Holmes County.last_img read more

Seedcamp Winners Announced; 6 Teams to Receive Funding, 5 Coming Stateside

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… jolie odell Related Posts center_img Tags:#start#startups When we wrote about the 22 finalists selected to pitch at Seedcamp Week 2009, there were several teams whose ideas excited us in particular. Three of our eight picks have now been announced as Seedcamp winners and will receive €50.000 and three months of advisement and assistance from the European startup accelerator program. Read on for video and details on who gets the cash, who gets to come to America, and what exactly happened this week in London.The first three startups on Seedcamp’s list of winners were also on the RWW list of startups to watch. The last winner, Talasim, we couldn’t judge because we couldn’t read the Arabic text on the site; after reading more about the concept in the comments section of our last Seedcamp Week post, we’re not surprised this team emerged victorious.And the winners are:• Boxed Ice (Birmingham, UK) – Server monitoring for all website owners.• Brainient (Bucharest, Romania) – Helping video publishers monetize on the increasingly growing video content.• Codility (Warsaw, Poland) – First line of testing of programmers, saving employers time and money.• Erply (Tallinn, Estonia) – ERP on the web. Comprehensive CRM, accounting, billing and inventory management for SMEs.• Patients Know Best (Cambridge, UK) – Revolutionizing how patients interact with doctors as a start to better provided care.• Talasim.com (Amman, Jordan) – The Comedy Channel of the Middle East, providing a space for self-expression and sharing humour.Check out the presentations and commentary in this rather well-put-together video:Moreover, the following Seedcamp alums have been tapped to participate in Seedcamp on the Road, making the trek to New York, San Francisco, then back across the pond. We Yankees look forward to seeing startups Advertag, Fabricly, Pearl Systems, Joobili, and VouChaCha during their American tour.Congratulations to all the winning startups! What do our readers think – were these the teams you expected to come out on top in this competition? Or do you think a great idea or two may have been passed over? Leave a comment and tell us all about it. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

9 Important $kills for Talking About Money Webinar Recap

first_imgIf you were among the 167 participants in Dr. Victor Harris’ June 26th web conference, we thank you for joining in.  For the first time Military Families Learning Network hosted our conference on the DOD/DCA web conferencing system and we were thrilled to see such a large turn out.Dr. Harris shared with participants the 9 important communication skills curriculum based on Dr. John Gottman’s work with couples and communication within relationships. Of note were the “4 Don’ts of Communication,” which include:CriticismDefensivenessContemptWithdrawingDr. Harris discussed alternatives to these emotions by detailing 5 skills to use in tense situations:Calm downSpeak non-defensivelyUse specific complaintsValidateOverlearn the 9 skillsDiscussion of financial topics can frequently lead to arguments and stress among couples; adopting these skills will assist families to effectively discuss and manage their finances.Dr. Harris and many participants shared some of their favorite resources for communication and financial topics. If you have others to share, please leave them in the comments section.Money HabitudesReal Families Real Answers9 Important Communication Skills for Every Relationship10 Rules for Constructive ConflictLeadership and Self-Deception (book)Dr. John Gottman’s “Four Don’ts of Communication” videoEric Tyson; Author, “Personal Finance for Dummies”John Gottman 20/20 “Fair Fighting” available on AmazonThe DOD/DCA web conference hosting system requires the installation of security certificates on computers not located on military installations. If this prevented you from joining this conference, please review these instructions for installation on a PC. If you are using a Mac, or if you need assistance in installing the certificates on a PC, please email Anne Adrian at aadrian@extension.org. We hope all interested participants will be able to make the installation in advance of our upcoming retirement series in July.However, you still have the opportunity to earn the 1.5 CEUs from the 9 Important $kills for Talking About Money web conference by reviewing the archived recording of the presentation and taking a short quiz. Instructions for registering for the quiz website can be found here.Please check out information about upcoming July retirement series. The first, on July 10 at 2 p.m. ET, will cover the wide variety of options for retirement savings. The second, on July 25 at 1 p.m. ET, will focus on the Thrift Savings Plan. Please save the dates for this wonderful series.  We hope to see you there!last_img read more