DONEGAL SFC QUARTER-FINAL PREVIEW: BITTER RIVALS ARDARA AND NAOMH CONAILL ALL SET FOR CRUCIAL CLASH

first_imgPaddy McGrath will be a key man for Ardara in their Donegal SFC quarter-final against Naomh Conaill.In 2009, old foes Naomh Conaill and Ardara faced each other in the Donegal SFC quarter-final, it was expected that Glenties would dispose of their rivals at ease, but that’s not how it panned out.Ardara took Naomh Conaill to the pin of their collar and forced the game into a replay.In the subsequent replay, after sixty minutes the two sides still couldn’t be separated so the game was brought into extra-time. Naomh Conaill eventually won through in the end in what was a truly epic two-game club championship series.Five years have passed since that encounter, and since then Naomh Conaill have won a Donegal SFC, they defeated Killybegs in 2010, and also reached the Ulster Final that season.Naomh Conaill under the stewardship of Paddy Campbell have ambitions of taking the Dr Maguire cup back to Glenties.With Anthony Thompson, Dermot Molloy and Dara Gallagher at their disposal they have the firepower to do so. Ardara were unlucky not to reach the Donegal SFC final last year, after being narrowly defeated by one point by eventual champions Glenswilly.They’ll be hoping they can go one better this year, and would love to send their local rivals tumbling out of the championship and book a semi-final spot.They’ve enjoyed a consistent season, they’re a consistent team, and have a great championship pedigree.Naomh Conaill are expected to beat Ardara on Saturday, but the Ardara men will have something to say about that.It wouldn’t be surprising of this game needed another replay to decide the winner. The game is at Tir Chonaill Park, Donegal Town, with throw-in at 4pm.It’s going to be close and with a lot at stake, it’s hard to pick a winner.Naomh Conaill have greater experience in big matches, so they might just shade it.VERDICT – NAOMH CONAILL DONEGAL SFC QUARTER-FINAL PREVIEW: BITTER RIVALS ARDARA AND NAOMH CONAILL ALL SET FOR CRUCIAL CLASH was last modified: October 17th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:ArdaraDonegal SFCDonegal SFC PreviewGAANaomh ConaillnewsSportlast_img read more

Em’s 4 Bubs 111 : Baby slept through rock concert;-)

first_img I bought the lemon floral ear muffs from the ems for kids website. Managed to get them on my 3 week old baby easily and she slept through a 2 hour classical music concert that we were at. Took my seven week old baby to a car show and he slept the whole day. Blocked out all noise didn’t even stir when a spitfire started its engine up right behind us would highly recommend. We used these on our 10 week old in the o2 arena and she fell asleep as usual at bedtime. Great fit and perfect for the festival. Bit tricky to put on but ok with a bit of practise. Excellent value for money and were shipped. Excellent value for money and were shipped very quickly. Excellent value for money and were shipped. Excellent value for money and were shipped very quickly. Excellent product comfortable and effective. Super quick delivery and the fit perfectly. Great fit and perfect for the festival. Baby slept through rock concert;-). Baby slept through rock concert. Baby slept through rock concert;-). Baby slept through rock concert. Took my seven week old baby to a car show and he slept the whole day. Blocked out all noise didn’t even stir when a spitfire started its engine up right behind us would highly recommend. Great quick delivery, funky selection of colours. My child is 10weeks old and she wore these to the fireworks and slept through the whole thing 🙂 only down point is they do slide up so you do need to keep checking they are on her ears still. Definitely worth every penny though :). Excellent product comfortable and effective. I bought the lemon floral ear muffs from the ems for kids website. Managed to get them on my 3 week old baby easily and she slept through a 2 hour classical music concert that we were at. We used these on our 10 week old in the o2 arena and she fell asleep as usual at bedtime. Well designed and fit for purpose. Allowed my 7 week old baby to come watch his dads band and you could see he was happy. Or rather allowed me to go watch. You can test them yourself and they really mute the sound, the band is an elasticated strap with velcro to fasten and thenyou clip the earpieces on but it stays in place so long as they’re not constantly wriggling in a pram. My little one slept through most of the show. Big expensive but worth it if you need a pair to fit a younger infant. Just be aware that it makes s fragile wobbly head even heavier so need to support head even more when lifting them, and don’t keep them on all day as they’re quite tight (need to be to work) so may get uncomfortable after a long period. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2018-02-04 04:36:59Reviewed Item Em’s 4 Bubs 111,82,432 Earmuffs – Blue/whiteRating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  26  reviewsPrice£25.50 Bit tricky to put on but ok with a bit of practise. Great quick delivery, funky selection of colours. My child is 10weeks old and she wore these to the fireworks and slept through the whole thing 🙂 only down point is they do slide up so you do need to keep checking they are on her ears still. Definitely worth every penny though :). Well designed and fit for purpose. Allowed my 7 week old baby to come watch his dads band and you could see he was happy. Or rather allowed me to go watch. You can test them yourself and they really mute the sound, the band is an elasticated strap with velcro to fasten and thenyou clip the earpieces on but it stays in place so long as they’re not constantly wriggling in a pram. My little one slept through most of the show. Big expensive but worth it if you need a pair to fit a younger infant. Just be aware that it makes s fragile wobbly head even heavier so need to support head even more when lifting them, and don’t keep them on all day as they’re quite tight (need to be to work) so may get uncomfortable after a long period. Super quick delivery and the fit perfectly.Good for small babyBaby slept through rock concert;-)Brilliant!! Excellent value for money and were shipped Em’s 4 Bubs 111,82,432 Earmuffs – Blue/whitelast_img read more

Break Media: Funny Videos Formula Still Works

first_imgrichard macmanus People who think that ‘America’s Funniest Home Videos’ is a media phenomenon that peaked in the television era, may be disappointed to know that the same formula is becoming increasingly popular on the Web. As of July 2009, Break Media was ranked the 35th most popular site in the U.S. – one year ago it wasn’t in the top 50. Break.com is an entertainment destination focused on “Funny Videos & Funny Pictures” (the company’s words). It targets a young male audience and makes no bones about going for the lowest common denominator. Some of the other big movers over the past year in comScore’s top 50 web properties in the U.S. list have been Demand Media at #36 and Answers.com at #26.A scan of the Break Media homepage headlines as of writing tells you all you need to know about the content on this site: ‘Eight Perfect Pogostick Backflips,’ ‘Mexico Versus Uruguay Basketball Fight,’ ‘Kid Hit in the Face by Field Goal Kick,’ ‘iPhone Commercial for Ex-Boyfriends,’ ‘Human Head Turntables and Drums,’ … you get the picture. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… I checked out a couple of videos from the site, purely for research purposes of course. And while I wasn’t game to watch the one where a gymnast “snaps neck on dismount,” (!!) I did watch and enjoy this one about a sports reporter in Prague dealing with drunken fans:It doesn’t take an in-depth analysis to figure out the appeal of Break Media – it’s entertaining, generally funny and not to be taken seriously at all. So it’s no surprise that Break Media is becoming one of America’s most popular websites. The appeal for viewers is very similar to that of YouTube – and look how that turned out.As well as a large monthly audience of 23.5 million unique users, Break Media has ‘stickiness.’ Break Media cites [PDF] a comScore report stating that viewers spend an average of 3.3 minutes watching a video, which the company claims is above average for video sites. Other than the flagship break.com, Break Media owns a range of niche sites targeted to men; including Cage Potato, MadeMan, Chickipedia, Holy Taco, Screen Junkies and All Left Turns.Is Break Media the future of Web entertainment? We sure hope not, but you can’t argue against its general appeal as a place to go to waste some time… and that Prague sports reporter video was funny! Tags:#Video Services#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

How Much Insulation is Needed?

first_imgStandard residential construction in much of the country is 2×4 framing with fiberglass insulation, achieving a paltry R-10 or so in the walls. If insulation is installed at all on the foundation walls, it’s rarely more than an inch thick, and insulation is almost never put under slabs. In Vermont, we typically do a lot better. Act 250, enacted nearly four decades ago, required developers to improve energy performance and that led to a widespread switch to 2×6 framing in home building.But 2×6 wall construction is still woefully inadequate in my book. A well-built 2×6 frame wall insulated with dense-pack cellulose or fiberglass will achieve only about R-17 or R-18 (accounting for the “thermal bridging” through the more conductive wood studs). If we want to have a chance of achieving the carbon-emission-reduction goals that climate scientists tell us will be needed—80% reduction by 2050, or even sooner—we will have to start insulating houses much better.So what’s a reasonable target?Building science expert Joe Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., of Building Science Corporation in Westford, Massachusetts, argues that for any house north of the Mason-Dixon Line we should follow the “10-20-40-60 rule” for R-values: R-10 under foundation floor slabs; R-20 foundation walls; R-40 house walls, and R-60 ceilings or roofs.Getting to these insulation levels is a challenge, but it’s far from impossible. Here are a few ways in which the 10-20-40-60 insulation goals can be achieved:R-10 under concrete slabs. This can be achieved with 2″ of extruded polystyrene or XPS (for example, Dow Styrofoam), 2-1/2″ of high-density expanded polystyrene (EPS), or 2″ of spray polyurethane foam put in by a skilled insulation contractor. In cold climates like Vermont’s I think sub-slab insulation levels should be boosted even further—to about R-20, with 4″ of rigid foam.R-20 foundation walls. This can be achieved with either interior or exterior foundation insulation or with insulated concrete forms (ICFs). With exterior insulation, most common is XPS, but I’m a big fan of rigid mineral wool, such as Roxul Drainboard, which provides R-4.2 per inch and comes in thicknesses up to 2-3/8″ (so two layers of their thickest product will get you to the R-20 goal). If insulating on the interior, a reasonable approach is to add a 1″ or 2″ layer of rigid insulation against the foundation wall then add a 2×4 or 2×6 frame wall with cavity-fill cellulose or fiberglass insulation. With ICFs, many products are available with at least 2″ of high-density EPS on both the interior and exterior faces, so that the R-20 goal can be achieved fairly easily.R-40 above-grade house walls. Achieving R-40 in walls is a challenge. Here are several options that get you pretty close to that: a 2×6 frame wall with dense-pack cellulose plus three inches of foil-faced polyisocyanurate foam on the exterior; a double 2×4 wall separated by at least 3″ with the resultant cavity filled with dense-pack cellulose or high-density fiberglass batts (at least 10″ overall thickness); and a structural insulated panel (SIP) system with 9″ or 10″ panels.R-60 ceiling or roof. Such a high insulation level in the ceiling (unheated attic) can be achieved with 16″ to 18″ of cellulose insulation or high-density fiberglass batts—you may need somewhat more to achieve the recommended R-value after settling. If the roof is being insulated (above a cathedral ceiling), getting to R-60 will typically require a combination of cavity-fill insulation in the rafters or trusses and rigid insulation on top of the roof sheathing.Combining these insulation levels with a compact design, modest passive solar features, triple-glazed low-e windows, and high-efficiency lighting and appliances should get the energy consumption of new homes to less than a quarter that of standard new homes. The energy requirements for such homes should then be low enough that most, if not all, of the remaining energy needs could be satisfied (now or in the future) with photovoltaic (solar-electric) panels to achieve net-zero-energy or carbon-neutral performance.Over the coming weeks, I’ll examine various issues relating to extremely well-insulated houses as well as what can be done with existing houses—the concept of “deep-energy retrofits.”last_img read more

Easier ADR: Using the Automatic Speech Alignment Tool in Premiere

first_imgThis video was first created by PeachpitTV2 on their YouTube channel. Thanks for sharing guys!If you are interested in learning more Audition integrated features in Adobe Premiere Pro we highly suggest checking out our Eliminating Background Noise in Audition post.Have you ever used this feature? Any tips for using it? Share in the comments below. Learn how to easily add ADR audio using Premiere’s Automatic Speech Alignment tool.ADR can be a frustrating and confusing process, and it gets exponentially more difficult the more audio you have to replace. One of the biggest problems in ADR is getting the lips and the audio to match up perfectly…but what if there was an easy way to cut and stretch your studio audio to match your on-set audio?Thankfully there is a solution and it’s called Automatic Speech Alignment. The Automatic Speech Alignment tool easily aligns and stretches your studio audio to match your on-set audio with only a few mouse clicks. No more using the razor tool! The following video tutorial shows us how to use this Audition integrated feature in Premiere Pro. The tutorial covers:Using the dynamic linkSelecting reference clipsChoosing alignment optionsProblems that may come up when using this process.last_img read more

Tewari approaches Election Commission

first_imgSenior Congress leader Manish Tewari lodged a complaint with the Election Commission, seeking action against those indulging in “false and malicious” propaganda against him and his family on social media. In a video clip that was attached with Mr. Tewari’s tweet, it was alleged that his father, late Professor V.N. Tewari, was involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi and petrol was supplied from his filling station to “burn Sikhs”. ‘Gutter, despicable’ Describing the propaganda against him as “gutter and despicable”, the former Union MMr. inister, who is contesting from Anandpur Sahib in Punjab, said his family never owned a petrol pump anywhere in the country and his father was assassinated by militants on April 3, 1984, six months before the riots. “My mother was a Jat Sikh. My father was an academic at Panjab University, Chandigarh, and my mother retired as the Dean of the PGI. Our family has never owned a petrol pump ever in our lives anywhere in India. We have complained to the returning officer, Ropar SSP and the CEC. They need to act against the miscreants as soon as possible,” he tweeted.‘Outrageous lies’ “Those who failed in trying to raise the outside bogey against me have now stooped too low to malign me and my family with outrageous lies,” Mr. Tewari said on Thursday. The Congress leader is locked in a four-way contest against sitting Member of Parliament and Shiromani Akali Dal leader Prem Singh Chandumajra, Aam Aadmi Party candidate Narinder Shergill and Punjab Democratic Alliance nominee Bir Devinder Singh. Voting in Punjab will take place in the last phase of the Lok Sabha election on May 19.last_img read more