DDTV – THE DONEGAL PEN BOYS GET READY TO SLAY THE DRAGONS

first_imgConor and Ronan McGarvey from Loughanure have already written themselves into the business books of Donegal with their thriving cottage company. The lads started Donegal Pens in a small shed at the back of their home.Now their hand-made writing utensils are owned by people with Donegal connections around the globe.But will the dragons from RTE’s Dragon’s Den give them the thumbs-up for their business?Here’s a taster for the show when the lads appear on it on Sunday week, June 5th at 9.30pm. Simply click to play the video.   DDTV – THE DONEGAL PEN BOYS GET READY TO SLAY THE DRAGONS was last modified: April 27th, 2013 by StephenShare 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 PENSDragon’s Denlast_img read more

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Prep sports underway as McKinleyville ties Middletown

first_imgMcKinleyville >> On Friday, the high school fall sports season began, albeit a bit early.With Middletown and Clear Lake High School’s arriving to face multiple Humboldt County team’s over the weekend — approximately one week ahead of the typical start of the season — prep fall sports officially got underway with a couple of early-evening games: Middletown at McKinleyville and Clear Lake at Arcata (see Local Roundup, page C2). McKinleyville (0-0-1 overall) got a gritty goal from Hadley Ward to …last_img read more

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Warriors’ Draymond Green expected to return Monday vs. Minnesota

first_imgSubscribe to the Mercury News and East Bay Times for $40 a year and receive a free Warriors championship coffee table book.MILWAUKEE — The Warriors did not listen to Draymond Green’s hopes to play in Friday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Instead, Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he “would fully expect him to play on Monday” against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Oracle Arena.Green has missed 13 of the past 15 games because of a sprained right toe in his right foot. The Warriors initially …last_img read more

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Ohio Farm Bureau celebrates where it all began 100 years later

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Monday, Ohio Farm Bureau employees, members, and supporters came together to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the organization’s founding. On January 27th, 1919, prospective Farm Bureau members came together to form the organization. A century later, today’s Farm Bureau installed a plaque commemorating the organization in front of the very place it was founded.In this video, Ohio Farm Bureau President Frank Burkett talks the exciting time for OFBF, while Dr. Cathann Kress, dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at Ohio State, comments on life in agriculture down the years.Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood has more.last_img read more

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Shop Geocaching April 2012 Newsletter

first_img SharePrint RelatedFive reminders about trackablesAugust 28, 2018In “News”Trackable EtiquetteNovember 24, 2010In “Learn”Shop Geocaching September NewsletterSeptember 4, 2012In “GeoTours” Cachin’s the Fashion!We like a good joke here at Groundspeak and we were excited to present a fun video to help enhance your April Fool’s Day this year.  In doing so, our production artist Roxxy came up with what we think is an awesome t-shirt design.  We think all of you will love the design as much as we do, so we’ve added the new ‘Cachin’s the Fashion’ design in the shop.  Order yours today! (US only – See International Distributors here)Make your own trackables!Have you considered making your own trackable geocoins or other unique trackables?  We work with a number of manufacturers that can help you through the entire process of creating your own trackable geocoins or tags.  You also have the option of ordering tracking codes directly from Groundspeak for unique projects such as a personal swag item that you already leave in geocaches.  To learn more about the process or to see pricing and minimums, please check out our tracking code policy.  If you’re working on a smaller project that doesn’t meet our minimum order requirements, consider purchasing a Travel Bug and adding the unique tracking code onto the item you want to make trackable (just remember not to send out the tags as well to avoid confusion in the game).Cache In Trash Out (CITO)Just a reminder that the official CITO weekend is coming up soon!  We have a variety of official CITO merchandise including trackables and trash bags that can help enhance any CITO event!   The 10th annual Cache In Trash Out weekend will be held April 21st and 22nd.  View the CITO event calendar to see what events will be in your area!  Starting in mid-April, the free sticker of the month will feature the CITO logo.  One sticker is included for free with every order (while supplies last).What’s New!As usual, we’re always busy adding new items to the shop to keep the selection fresh.  This past month has seen the addition of several new trackables.  These include the first five in a series of trackable State Medallions (Washington, Oregon, Kansas, Illinois and California).  A fun Treasure Hunt board game, new Farmtagz and the GeoSoftie Signal Travel Tags have all been added to the mix.  Check these out and more in our What’s New section! For orders outside the United States, please visit our International Distributors list.  They feature many of the same listings in our shop as well as unique geocaching items of their own.If you have any questions or suggestions on products for the website, please send us an email to [email protected] with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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Electrifying Buildings for Decarbonization

first_imgThe most efficient electric devices, heat pumps for space and water heating, have a small market share today. Many homes need additional electrical work to accommodate them, and consumer awareness of this heating technology option is low.In Rocky Mountain Institute’s new report, The Economics of Electrifying Buildings, we analyze the economics and carbon impacts of electrifying residential space and water heating both with and without demand flexibility — the ability to shift energy consumption in time to support grid needs. We compare electric space and water heating to fossil-fueled space and water heating for both new construction and home retrofits under various electric rate structures in four cities: Oakland, California; Houston; Providence, Rhode Island; and Chicago. By SHERRI BILLIMORIA, LEIA GUCCIONE,and MIKE HENCHEN RELATED ARTICLES Seventy million American homes and businesses burn natural gas, oil, or propane on site to heat their space and water, generating 560 million tons of carbon dioxide each year — one-tenth of total U.S. emissions.But now, we have the opportunity to meet nearly all our buildings’ energy needs with electricity from an increasingly low-carbon electric grid, eliminating direct fossil fuel use in buildings and making obsolete much of the gas distribution system — along with its costs and safety challenges.Reaching “deep decarbonization” goals of 75% or greater reduction in greenhouse gas emissions will require eliminating most of the CO2 produced by furnaces and water heaters across the country, alongside other measures across the economy. Further, electric space and water heating can be intelligently managed to shift energy consumption in time, aiding the cost-effective integration of large amounts of renewable energy onto the grid.Achieving this vision will require massive market transformation, including discontinuing the expansion of the gas distribution system, widespread adoption of new appliances in homes and businesses across the country, and new markets for intelligent devices to provide flexible demand to the grid. Eleven million households burn oil or propane for heat — the most carbon-intensive and costly fuels — and another 56 million burn natural gas. Scenario analysisWe modeled one year of energy use for water heating, space heating, and air conditioning in a single-family home to determine the annual carbon impact and the 15-year net present cost of each scenario. Across geographies, home types, rate structures, appliances, and fuels, we considered 34 scenarios (see Image #2 below).In many scenarios, notably for most new home construction, we find electrification of space and water heating and air conditioning reduces the homeowner’s costs over the lifetime of the appliances when compared with performing the same functions with fossil fuels. Costs are also reduced for customers in several retrofit scenarios: for customers switching away from propane or heating oil, for gas customers who would otherwise need to replace both a furnace and air conditioner simultaneously, and for customers who bundle rooftop solar with electrification.New homes and homes currently lacking natural gas service also avoid the cost of gas mains, services, and meters not needed in all-electric neighborhoods.However, for many existing homes currently heated with natural gas, converting to electric heat pumps for space and water heating will increase customer costs at today’s prices. Customers with existing gas service face higher upfront costs to retrofit to electric space and water heating than to install new gas devices, and either pay more for energy with electric devices — generally in colder climates — or save too little in energy costs to make up the additional capital cost. Image #3 below illustrates these results across several scenarios.Many factors could improve the cost-effectiveness of electrifying space and water heating compared with gas in the future. The price of heat pumps is expected to decline as the market grows and manufacturers realize economies of scale.The value of electric demand flexibility is likely to increase as the share of variable renewables grows on the electric system — customers’ ability to capture this value with intelligent devices can reduce the lifetime costs of electrification but depends on new market structures, rate designs, and utility programs. Carbon pricing or other climate policies may impose additional costs on natural gas supply. Or gas commodity prices may rise in the future.center_img Natural Gas Pipelines Are LeakingDomestic Hot Water: No Perfect SolutionHeat-Pump Water Heaters Come of AgeGet Rid of Your Gas Water Heater!All About Water HeatersGreen Basics: Green Heating OptionsThe California ModelMinisplit Heat Pumps and Zero-Net-Energy Homes Carbon findingsElectrifying space and water heating already reduces carbon with today’s electric grid in all but the most coal-heavy systems. Even in a grid powered exclusively by natural gas, electrification would reduce carbon emissions relative to gas appliances in the home.With a renewable electric system, carbon emissions from electric space and water heating go to zero. In places like Oakland, Houston, and Providence, the electric grid is already low-carbon enough to offer emissions reductions from electrification. Even in places like Chicago, where coal often remains the marginal generator today, continued retirement of coal plants is likely to make electrification the low-carbon option over the long term.To capture the near-term benefits of fuel switching where most beneficial, and to prepare for a long-term approach that includes widespread cost-effective electrification, we offer five recommendations for regulators, policymakers, and utilities:Prioritize rapid electrification of buildings currently using propane and heating oil for space and water heating. Although these represent less than 10% of U.S. households, they account for more than 20% of space and water heating emissions. Electrification is very cost-effective for propane customers, and has a cost comparable to that of heating oil, depending on local pricing. Electrifying these homes in the near term can build scale and market maturity to support even more widespread electrification in the future.Stop supporting the expansion of the natural gas distribution system, including for new homes. This infrastructure will be obsolete in a highly electrified future, and gas ratepayers face significant stranded-asset risk in funding its expansion today. Furthermore, electrification is a lower-cost and lower-carbon solution than extending natural gas service, either to new or existing homes.Bundle demand flexibility programs, new rate designs, and energy efficiency with electrification initiatives to effectively manage peak load impacts of new electricity demand, especially in colder climates that will see increased peaks in winter electricity demand from electrified heating.Expand demand flexibility options for existing electric space and water heating loads. Only 1% of the 50 million existing electric water heaters in the U.S. participate in demand response. As widespread electrification adds loads, particularly in winter, effective demand management will mitigate system costs and aid renewables integration.Update energy efficiency resource standards and related goals, either on the basis of total energy reduction across both electricity (in kWh) and gas (in therms), or on the basis of emissions reductions across both electric and gas programs. Otherwise, successful electrification could penalize utilities for not reducing electricity demand, even when it provides cost and carbon benefits. ©2018 Rocky Mountain Institute. Published with permission. Originally posted on RMI Outlet.last_img read more

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UP Fighting Maroons, Frontrow ink team up

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Finals MVP Bea De Leon: Staying for 5th year at Ateneo ‘best decision I’ve ever made’ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—The support continues to pour in for the University of the Philippines’ men’s basketball team.On Saturday, the Fighting Maroons and Frontrow, one of the biggest names in the health, beauty and wellness industry in the country, have formalized their partnership ahead of the upcoming UAAP Season 82.ADVERTISEMENT Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport View comments ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew “This is really a big thing because number one, we really needed the additional funds and number two, if you’re going to be supported by the leading brand, you need to make sure that you’re going to represent them well,” said UP head coach Bo Perasol during the ceremonial signing of contract and dinner held at Frontrow CEO Sam Verzosa’s fancy residence at Corinthian Gardens in Quezon City.“You have a responsibility. That’s why it’s important that with everything that we’re doing, we need to think about not only UP but also all the sponsors that are making a lot of things happen for us,” added Perasol.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe entire UP team, including its star trio of Bright Akhuetie, Ricci Rivero and Kobe Paras, was present in the press conference which was also attended by Verzosa and Frontrow president Raymond “RS” Francisco, who are both UP alumni.“The partnership between UP and Frontrow is just fitting because both share a passion for success,” Perasol, who steered the Fighting Maroons to their first UAAP Finals appearance in 32 years in Season 81, said. Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Perasol hopes to maximize all the financial support coming in and this time, deliver the title to UP.The Maroons definitely have the tools to go all the way in Season 82 with Rivero and Paras already cleared to join mainstays Bright Akhuetie and Juan Gomez de Liaño and form a star-studded core.last_img read more

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MMIW vigil held in the shadow of the Peace Tower

first_imgAnnette Francis APTN News There were vigils for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls across Canada Wednesday.In Ottawa, in the shadow of the Peace Towers, families and supporters gathered to remember loved ones lost. <> A look at the Sisters in Spirit Vigil 2017 in Ottawa. Images Todd Lamirande/APTN.last_img

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Replacing Evan Turner Buckeyes look toward life after NBAbound guard

When next season begins, the Ohio State men’s basketball team will return with four of its five starters from the 2009-2010 campaign. But the one missing, Evan Turner, left a gaping hole in the Buckeyes’ roster when he declared for the NBA Draft last week. Turner led OSU in points, rebounds and assists this season and, after winning the Wooden Award Saturday night, will carry six national player of the year awards with him to June’s draft. But when OSU tips off its 2010-2011 season, none of that will matter, and the team must find a way to fill his shoes. “Obviously losing him is going to change a lot for our team because he did so much on the court for us,” guard Jon Diebler said. “We know we have a lot to work on, as a team and individually, but even with Evan leaving, we’re still very confident with who we have coming back and who’s coming in.” Fortunately for the Buckeyes, as Diebler mentioned, they will welcome arguably the nation’s best recruiting class to Columbus next season. Highlighted by Jared Sullinger and Deshaun Thomas, the six incoming recruits could go a long way to replacing Turner. However, with Turner gone, and with seniors P.J. Hill and Jeremie Simmons also leaving the program, there will be no returning point guard. One of the incoming freshmen, Aaron Craft, plays the point, but is probably the fourth or fifth-most heralded newcomer in the class. Diebler, who was coached in middle school by Craft’s father, said that while Craft might not be as talented as some other future Buckeyes, he can certainly hold his own.   “He’s a tough kid, just like all the kids coming in,” Diebler said. “He knows a lot about the game and his IQ is really high, and that’s something you can’t teach.” Regardless, it seems unlikely that Craft will be able to step right in and run the OSU offense as a freshman. That leaves the likely possibility of one of the current Buckeyes making a position switch. Just as Turner did a season ago, somebody will have to quickly adapt to a new position. Diebler and forward David Lighty seem to be the most obvious candidates. Lighty proved to be one of the few Buckeyes that can consistently beat people off the dribble and create his own shot, which would make the position switch somewhat seamless. Diebler played point guard almost exclusively in high school, and although his role has been much different in college to this point, he said he wouldn’t be opposed to returning to his roots. “I wouldn’t mind it,” Diebler said. “I just want to do whatever helps us win. It’s going to be my last year and Dave’s last year and I know we’re all going to work on our ball handling.” For Lighty, despite losing Turner and no matter who ends up playing point guard, the expectations are still high. “We never lower our standards here just because he’s leaving,” Lighty said. “I believe with him, obviously we’d be that much better, but without I believe we still have a great team.” read more

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Croatia coach reacts emotionally to win against Russia

first_imgIn an emotional talk, Croatia’s coach Zlatko Dalic said Russia were a team “of the highest level” and he couldn’t contain his feelings when they won.Croatia qualified for semi-final after beating Russia on penalties when the match ended 2-2 following extra time.“I want to congratulate (Russia coach) Stanislav Cherchesov and the Russian team on such a game. They have their own style… Russia scored very beautiful goals,” Dalic said via FourFourTwo.“They were fighting, they were acting as one… They have incredible supporters. They were a team of the highest level. Not any team can reach the quarter-finals.”Dalic added: “Thank you to the Russian players, who were fighting to the end. Perhaps, it was not the most beautiful game.ScotlandScotland needs a hero: Billy Dodds Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 According to former striker, Billy Dodds his country needs a hero to inspire future generations as the team’s hope to qualify to the EURO 2020 is small.“It was a fight… for the semi-finals, and we were lucky. I focused on the match, but I couldn’t swallow my tears after the penalty shootout.“Everyone is happy for us at home, in Croatia. We are overwhelmed with emotions.”The coach stressed that Croatia showed their will in the penalty shootout.“The one who shows will, wins,” Dalic said.Croatia next face England at Moscow’s Luzhinki Stadium on Wednesday in the semi-finals.last_img read more

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