Letterkenny 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?
Afghan boxer Hamid Rahimi won the first professional bout in his war-torn country late on Tuesday night, stopping Said Mbelwa of Tanzania in the seventh round.Rahimi, based in Germany, said his aim in organising “Afghanistan Fight 4 Peace” was to bring the people of his country together after decades of warfare.Several hundred spectators watched the bout live in a large hall in the capital, cheering wildly when Rahimi won the vacant WBO intercontinental middleweight title. Mbelwa was unable to continue because of a shoulder injury.Mbelwa showboated in the early rounds but retreated to his corner holding his shoulder in the seventh after Rahimi delivered four fierce rights in quick succession.Rahimi’s supporters carried a banner reading “We Want Peace” during the match. Spectators crowded into the ring after the match to congratulate both fighters.”I am very happy because this victory belongs to all Afghans,” Rahimi said. The boxer has lived in Germany since childhood when his parents moved there in 1992. He has won 22 of his 23 pro fights.Organisers said the two men made history by staging the first professional match in Afghanistan, but amateur boxing is popular in Afghanistan and the nation’s first Olympic boxer, flyweight Ajmal Faisal, took part in the London Games this year.The fight was the latest of several sporting events which authorities hope will help unite the nation. Earlier this month, Afghanistan’s new football league held its first national championship at Kabul’s renovated Ghazi Stadium.In September, the country’s cricket team participated in the World Twenty20 tournament in Sri Lanka, where they were eliminated after losing to India and England.advertisement
Participants at the 2008 X-Blades NTL will have the opportunity to test-drive the all new “Pre-Event” and “Post event” drinks. These new drinks are completely new to the market and will complement the existing Powerade Isotonic.To find out more about these new products visit the 2008 X-Blades NTL website
Ezekiel Elliott and Ohio State made a jump this week.This weekend was rivalry weekend in college football, and there was plenty of riveting gridiron action for fans to enjoy.While Clemson, Alabama, Oklahoma, Michigan State and Iowa all held serve, several games shook up the ranks. Ohio State’s thumping of Michigan, Florida State’s rivalry romp over Florida and Stanford’s last-second win over Notre Dame all ensured that the polls and CFP rankings would look different this week. The weekly ESPN Power Rankings also underwent some noticeable changes.The top five is virtually the same as last week, with MSU and Oklahoma flip-flopping at three and four. After that though, there is plenty of shuffling. Ohio State and Stanford each jumped up two spots, with Florida State and UNC making leaps into the top 10. Beyond that, TCU, Houston, Oregon, Northwestern, Temple and USC all made noteworthy ascensions while Baylor, Florida, Michigan and Oklahoma State fell. Mississippi State plummeted 13 spots out of the top 25 after losing the Egg Bowl. Here are the rankings, via ESPN:1. Clemson2. Alabama3. Oklahoma4. Michigan State5. Iowa6. Ohio State7. Stanford8. North Carolina9. Notre Dame 10. Florida State11. TCU12. Baylor 13. Oregon14. Ole Miss15. Northwestern16. Oklahoma State17. Michigan18. Houston19. Florida20. Temple21. USC22. Utah23. LSU24. Navy25. WisconsinYou can find last week’s rankings here. What do you think, college football fans?
Arkansas’ football program is honoring its graduates with a special patch.The Razorbacks who have already graduated will be wearing an “SEC Graduate” patch on their uniform this fall.Here’s the patch, via Arkansas’ official website.Arkansas AD Jeff Long said this about the patch:“Our mission is to develop student-athletes to their fullest potential through intercollegiate athletics, including empowering them to attain the ultimate goal of graduation,” he told the school’s website. “More and more, our student-athletes are achieving that goal even before their athletic eligibility has expired. In recognition of this extraordinary achievement, we have developed a patch to be worn on their respective jerseys by all those student-athletes who have earned their college degree. It is a great reminder that these talented young men and women have already achieved something truly special that will impact them the rest of their lives.”Arkansas has eight players who will be wearing the patch. The Razorbacks open their 2016 season on Sept. 3 against Louisiana Tech.
zoomImage Courtesy: Lindblad Expeditions US-based cruise company Lindblad Expeditions Holdings has signed an agreement with Norwegian ship builder and designer Ulstein for the design and construction of a new polar vessel.As World Maritime News previously reported, the vessel will expand the line’s National Geographic polar fleet to four ships.Scheduled for delivery in late Q3 2021, the newest ship will be the next phase of Lindblad’s fleet expansion following the launches of National Geographic Quest in July 2017, National Geographic Venture in December 2018 and the scheduled delivery of National Geographic Endurance in Q1 2020.Sister ship to National Geographic Endurance, the 126-passenger polar vessel will have the highest ice class of any purpose-built passenger vessel and will feature Ulstein’s bow design X-BOW. The design is said to result in greater fuel efficiency and fewer emissions, for reduced environmental impact.“We are extremely excited to announce this next phase in our growth strategy. National Geographic Endurance … has been met with considerable excitement from both our existing guest community and those new to Lindblad-National Geographic, and we are confident that its sister ship will garner the same level of enthusiasm in the market,” Sven Lindblad, president and chief executive officer of Lindblad, commented. “These two ships will represent a whole new level of capability in expedition cruising, in terms of the level of comfort they provide guests, the regions and itineraries they are able to travel to and their ability to act as platforms for science in some of the most remote and pristine parts of the world,” he added.Lindblad Expeditions works in partnership with National Geographic to produce marine expedition programs and promote conservation and sustainable tourism around the world.
APTN National NewsFirst Nations leaders say a deadly plane crash on a First Nation highlights the need for modern aviation tools in remote communities.On Tuesday, four people were killed when a Keystone Air charter flight crashed at North Spirit Lake reserve in northern Ontario.The plane was trying to land in a blizzard and the crash killed four of the five people onboard.Grand Chief Stan Beardy, who represents dozens of First Nations in northern Ontario, says the issue needs to be immediately changed to avoid more deaths.
An OSU helmet sits on the field before the 45th annual BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. OSU won 44-28. Photo Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo Editor GLENDALE, Ariz. – Before No. 7 Ohio State took the field to close out its 2015 season with a 44-28 victory over No. 8 Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl, The Lantern’s sports editors Ryan Cooper and Kevin Stankiewicz laid out five things they would be looking out for. Here are how those five elements transpired.Fast startsNotre Dame got the ball first to start the game and were given the gift of OSU redshirt senior Jack Willoughby sending the kickoff out of bounds. It was exactly what Brian Kelly wanted for his team, but the Fighting Irish could not convert that into a quick start, as they would have hoped. Instead, Notre Dame went three-and-out. For OSU, it was night-and-day different. The Buckeyes took over possession at their own 20-yard line and surgically marched down the field. Redshirt senior H-back Braxton Miller had 36 all-purpose yards and Ezekiel Elliott punched it in from 2 yards out to cap off a nine-play, 80-yard touchdown drive in just 3:01. “Obviously their first series was outstanding,” Kelly said. “They ran the ball effectively right down the field. So I just think that they executed very well early on.” From the get-go, it was clear the Buckeyes suffered from no cobwebs. The Fighting Irish, again, went three-and-out, including a false start penalty, forcing another punt. Just three plays later, the Scarlet and Gray found the end zone for the second time, this time courtesy of a 15-yard catch-and-run by redshirt junior wide receiver Michael Thomas. Notre Dame was able to claw back into game throughout the rest of play, getting it down to just a one-score deficit, at 28-21, but its ice-cold start, compared to OSU’s flaming hot one, clearly hindered the Fighting Irish. “It was the difference in the game really, those 14 points early,” Kelly said. “We had to play catch-up from there.” Trick playsIn postseason play, teams will often look to trick plays of sorts to try and catch their opponent off guard. That was the case in the Fiesta Bowl, however, it was only just once. Down 14-0, with 9:22 left in the second quarter, redshirt freshman quarterback DeShone Kizer threw a backward pass to redshirt sophomore wide receiver Torii Hunter Jr., who, instead of advancing forward, took a step back and looked to throw. Hunter had an open man in the end zone, tight end Alizé Jones, but the throw had slightly too much on it, as it fell incomplete just beyond Jones’ reach. Although the play was unsuccessful, it showed that Kelly was trying to find any way to kickstart his team after the sluggish start. OSU, for the most part, avoided any sort of trickery, but some unusual route combinations did appear at times throughout the game, notably on Thomas’ 13-yard catch on the first drive of the second half. End of the roadThe victory over Notre Dame gave the 18 members of OSU’s senior class 50 career wins, the most in program history. Although it couldn’t secure a second consecutive berth in the College Football Playoff, the Fiesta Bowl win was still a good final chapter for the group.“I am glad we got that win for them,” sophomore defensive end Jalyn Holmes said following the game. Many of the seniors that saw the field on Friday were instrumental in the outcome. Linebacker Joshua Perry’s seven tackles were tied for the team-high. On the offensive line, left tackle Taylor Decker was key, like usual, in excavating large holes for Elliott to run through and protecting Barrett. Right tackle Chase Farris, who at times has struggled during the year, turned in a solid performance, as well. As for Miller, one of the most decorated players in OSU history, his final showing in scarlet and gray was certainly not a bad one. The win marked the first postseason victory he was active for and, after disappearing at times during the season, Miller made his presence felt Friday. He finished with 26 rushing yards on two attempts, as well as two catches for 12 yards. Miller didn’t display any wicked spin moves like he did against Virginia Tech, but, all things considered, his OSU finale was a good one. Holmes said the senior class will be missed and that there is “so many” who have left their marks on the program, not only because of their performances on the field, but for the lessons they have taught off it.“All the seniors try to just help someone out in any way,” he said. “Chase Farris, (defensive tackle) Joel Hale, Joshua Perry, they all try and help on and off the field. That’s what made them so special.” Barrett’s big-stage debutAfter missing out on postseason play last year, Friday’s Fiesta Bowl was Barrett’s bowl debut. The redshirt sophomore has not been known to melt under the bright lights, but wondering how he might respond to such a large stage was a valid question. He answered them soundly, ultimately winning the game’s most valuable player award.Barrett started the game with an eight-yard completion to Thomas, and from there, he continued to facilitate the offense exceptionally. He completed his first seven pass attempts for 82 yards and one score. The Wichita Falls, Texas, native also ran for 16 yards during the 7-of-7 stretch. Overall, Barrett finished the game 19-of-31 for 211 yards and one touchdown through the air, while also picking up 96 yards on the ground. He did have one interception in the third quarter after his pass was tipped at the line of scrimmage, but, for the most part, Barrett’s performance was very efficient. He showed no signs of the big stage making him crumble. After the game, Barrett praised the Notre Dame defense, but he said the key to the offense’s success was just taking whatever was given to them.“They tried to make sure they took away our (deep) shots,” Barrett said. “We was able to try to hit things underneath. (We) did a good job of that.” Finding help up the middleWith two starters on the interior defensive line out for OSU, there was plenty of attention centered on how it would compensate. The solution, it appeared, was to slide junior defensive end Joey Bosa into that position frequently alongside a rotation of other defensive tackles. But then, the solution once again became a problem, as Bosa was ejected after a targeting call with 5:26 left in the first quarter. It was a huge blow for the OSU defense, which, prior to the penalty, had just intercepted Kizer. The interception was negated and from there, OSU was forced to play without three usual starters on the D-line. Even so, the defense was able to limit the damage done up the middle, as it held the Fighting Irish to just 121 rushing yards. Kizer, who OSU was focused on slowing down on the ground, finished with just 21 yards on 15 attempts. “It just speaks of the program,” Holmes said about the defense still being able to be effective despite not having three starters. “It’s just a ‘next man up’ program. I feel like we played great. We did what he had to do to get the win.”
Sophomore forward Marc Loving (2) passes the ball during a game against Campbell on Nov. 26 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won, 91-64.Credit: Ed Momot / For The LanternPlaying away from Columbus for just the second time this season, the No. 12 Ohio State men’s basketball team fell on the road again, this time to the No. 24 North Carolina Tar Heels in Chicago, 82-74.OSU is now 0-2 against ranked teams this season, as it fell to then-No. 5 Louisville, 64-55, on Dec. 2.Just like in the loss to the Cardinals, the Buckeyes fell down by a lot, only to make a second half comeback that fell short.Down by as much as 18 with 10:41 left to play in the game, OSU cut the Tar Heel lead to seven with 1:19 left to play, but could not get any closer despite multiple missed free throws by UNC down the stretch.The Buckeyes (9-2), who played in the first of two games of the CBS Sports Classic, fell behind early at halftime, 43-31, to UNC as the Tar Heels (8-3) shot 51.5 percent from the floor in the first half and outrebounded OSU, 23-15.OSU was able to stay in the game early with its outside shooting, as the Buckeyes made six three-point field goals, but they couldn’t seem to get anything going inside as they shot just six of 20 from inside the arc in the first half.The Tar Heels, however, dominated the paint as they scored 34 of their 82 points from inside and outrebounded OSU for the game 53-40.The second half resulted in more of the same, as the Buckeyes shot just 32.5 percent from the field in the half and made just four of 17 from beyond the arc.The Buckeyes were led by sophomore forward Marc Loving, who tallied 19 points in the loss.The Tar Heels were led by junior forward Brice Johnson, who totaled 18 points in the game.The Buckeyes are set to return to the floor Monday to take on the Miami RedHawks at the Schottenstein Center. Tip is scheduled for 6 p.m.
The burden of being Everton’s club-record signing is of no concern to Richarlison, despite the lingering doubts over the amount spent on himThe Toffees signed the 21-year-old forward in the summer transfer window for a staggering £35m from Watford, despite the fact he only found the net five times in 38 Premier League games.Former Arsenal midfielder Paul Merson famously accused Everton of “spoiling” the transfer market by paying such a large sum for an unproven talent.Yet, on the back of three goals in his first five games at Everton, Richarlison insists there are no worries on his side of things.“No, I’m cool about it,” he told ESPN.“Since I was promoted to the America MG first team there was already pressure on me.Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“In my third game at America I was already in the starting line-up.“And there was pressure to score a lot of goals because America were fighting for promotion.“Then I signed for Fluminense and they paid a $10million fee, one of the most expensive in their history.“So, the pressure was there again. So, I am calm about it.“I can only work hard because it is a huge responsibility to wear all of these shirts. All of these clubs that I have played for.“The pressure was always beside me, but I always give my best and things have been working well for me.”