ALL EVENTS FREE AT FÉILE CARRAIG ARTS & CULTURE FESTIVAL WHICH KICKS OFF THIS WEEKEND

first_imgFéile Carraig Arts and Culture 2014 will take place Friday 22nd August until Sunday 24th August and once again all events are completely free.Crowds can look forward to their old favourites such as the tea dance, local artists exhibition, arts and crafts workshops, photography workshop, open mic night, craft stalls, ramblers walk, locals live music on the street, family fun day and of course the carnival parade.For the first time Féile Carraig Arts & Culture will organise their own Carnival Parade which will take place on Sunday 24th August at 6pm on Carrigart Main Street, where anyone willing to dress up and join in can meet at the Carrigart Hotel beer garden at 5.30pm to help them make it a spectacular event. Some new events and venues this year include storytelling with Wayne O’Connor, the use of Doe Castle for the drawing day, trad school; where participants can learn to play the tin whistle, fiddle and accordion, a puppet Show in the Bewglass Centre and the Family Treasure Hunt takes place on Mulroy Estate this year.On Sunday afternoon a Carrigart Church Crawl will take place, this architectural tour offers an opportunity to inspect, savour and compare all three churches and reflect upon some of the original thirteenth and fourteen century buildings in Ireland and England drawn upon for elements of their design.Live music will be on every night in both Logues Bar and the Carrigart Hotel. Please note because of such high demand in previous years, some events require pre-booking this year; all details can be found in the festival programme.For information about any of the upcoming events pick up your programme in local shops, bars and hotels this weekend or visit http://www.facebook.com/FeileCarraigArts To volunteer or for information contact the committee anytime on 085 136 0837.The committee would like to thank all their sponsors and local businesses for their continued support this year and they look forward to meeting you all over the weekend at Féile Carraig Arts & Culture 2014. ALL EVENTS FREE AT FÉILE CARRAIG ARTS & CULTURE FESTIVAL WHICH KICKS OFF THIS WEEKEND was last modified: August 18th, 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:EntertainementFeaturesnewslast_img read more

QPR ‘to bid for Birmingham keeper’ as Kenny is again linked with Leeds

first_imgQPR plan to offer Birmingham City £6m for goalkeeper Jack Butland – possibly paving the way for Paddy Kenny to join Neil Warnock at Leeds, the Daily Mail say.Kenny has been strongly linked with a move to Elland Road since former R’s boss Warnock took over as Leeds manager.It is claimed Rangers are to make a bid for England Under-21 international Butland, who has been watched by Manchester United.Related West London Sport story: Hughes to make Villa an offer for Given (21 May)And the Mail again link QPR with Fulham’s out-of-contract striker Andy Johnson.There is more speculation about Joey Barton’s future following the FA’s decision to ban him for 12 matches for his violent outburst against Manchester City.The Daily Mirror say it would cost Rangers £10m to get rid of him. Other papers, including The Sun, suggest it would cost £11m.The Daily Star claim QPR have lined up Tottenham’s Jermaine Jenas as a £4m signing to replace Barton and are also looking to sign keeper Ben Foster from Birmingham.Stoke City boss Tony Pulis has launched a bid to sign Romelu Lukaku on loan from Chelsea, according to the Star.Pulis expressed an interest in the Belgian striker last season and is said to be keen to capture him, with West Ham also linked.The Star also say Chelsea have agreed personal terms with Porto forward Hulk.Meanwhile, The Sun say Didier Drogba has been made a lucrative offer by Juventus.It is claimed the Italian giants have offered Drogba a two-year contract worth £80,000 a week.The out-of-contract striker, who is leaving Chelsea, has been tipped to join Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua.Thursday’s Chelsea quiz: Bye-bye BosingwaDoes Joey Barton deserve to be sacked by QPR? Click here to voteFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Giants’ 2018 trade for Andrew McCutchen could soon look much worse

first_imgPITTSBURGH — Upon acquiring outfielder Andrew McCutchen in January, 2018, the Giants’ ownership group and front office attempted to sell its fans on a vision.The Giants believed a 98-loss season in 2017 was nothing more than an aberration and felt that surrounding their core players with proven assets like McCutchen and Evan Longoria would spark an immediate resurgence.By the end of August, McCutchen was playing the outfield for the New York Yankees and the Giants were headed for an 89-loss …last_img

Live playoff updates: Warriors stunned by Clippers in Game 5

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the video or gallery on your mobile device. Join us Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. for all the live scoring, news and analysis as the Warriors hope to treat the Oracle crowd to a series victory against the Clippers in Game 5 of their first-round Western Conference playoff series.Golden State, which holds a commanding 3-1 series lead over L.A., can clinch a berth in the conference semifinals with a victory. By doing so, it would help the Warriors atone for …last_img

RFS waivers drawing ire of ag

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest According to a recent Reuters report, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved 31 of its 38 pending small refinery exemptions (SREs) for 2018. Recipients of the exemptions are not required to comply with renewable volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).The RFS exists to drive investment in American-grown biofuels. EPA, though, allows waivers exempting small refineries from the RFS and cuts demand for biofuels.“After more than a year of constant trade escalation, President Trump seems determined to destroy the United States’ reputation as a reliable supplier of quality agricultural products. At the same time, his EPA seems bent on destroying our domestic market for renewable fuels. Together, these actions are crippling our markets, creating enormous stress in the countryside, and forcing more and more farmers into bankruptcy,” said Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union. “Our farmers are growing weary of the news from this White House. They’re tired of the empty promises, they’re tired of the excuses, and they’re tired of their needs being put last.”The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) also condemned the Environmental Protection Agency’s exemptions.“Less than two months after vowing to always protect and defend American farmers, President Trump is bowing to oil industry pressure and allowing his EPA to dismantle the Renewable Fuel Standard program, force U.S. biodiesel producers out of business, and undermine the farm economy,” said Kurt Kovarik, NBB’s Vice President of Federal Affairs. “EPA and administration personnel are well aware that the ongoing spree of big oil exemptions destroy demand for biodiesel and render the RFS program meaningless.”According to University of Illinois economist Scott Irwin, virtually all of the demand destruction from small refinery waivers is falling on the biodiesel industry. As EPA continues to hand them out to every refiner that asks, the damage to the U.S. biodiesel and renewable diesel industry could reach $7.7 billion or 2.54 billion gallons, according to Irwin.A small refinery processing 75,000 barrels of oil per day can produce nearly 1 billion gallons of gasoline and diesel per year. The refinery’s annual RFS obligation would create demand for nearly 20 million gallons of biodiesel or renewable diesel, which are the most widely available advanced biofuels. Dozens of biodiesel producers across the United States produce less than 20 million gallons each year.“Biodiesel producers are already shutting down facilities and laying off workers, due to loss of demand. The ongoing demand destruction will undercut the industry’s investments and choke off markets for surplus agricultural oils, adding to the economic hardship that farmers are facing,” Kovarik said. “The Trump administration’s action represents a fundamental betrayal of previous promises to farmers and the agricultural economy.”last_img read more

Bayern Munich play Liverpool, Napoli to face Atletico Madrid in Audi Cup

first_imgBayern Munich will take on Liverpool and Atletico Madrid will face Napoli in the pre-season Audi Cup in Munich on August 1, the German champions said on Thursday.The four-team tournament will be played over two days with the winners of the pairings advancing to the August 2 final.Bayern, who won a fifth consecutive league crown, will kick off their preparations for the new season on July 1 and will go on a four-match Asian tour before the tournament in Munich.Napoli and Atletico, who both finished third in their respective leagues, will play in the Champions League group stage next season while Liverpool, fourth in the Premier League, goes into the competition’s qualifying round.last_img

Induction programme compulsory for engineering students from 2018

first_imgFrom 2018, engineering students all across the nation will have to undergo a mandatory induction programme as part of their undergraduate programmme. The duration of the programme will be of three weeks and students will have to pick one game/sport or physical activity, such as yoga and practice it daily.Special English classes and much more As per an HT report, the programme will also be used to rectify some critical lacunas, for example holding special English classes for students who have deficiency in it. Each student will also be asked to choose one skill related to the arts whether it is visual or performing arts. Discussion will also be held on universal values that students should have.The first three weeks of the students in the institute would be earmarked for the induction programme.Universal values moduleUnder this, relationships would be built between teachers and students which last for their entire 4-year stay and possibly beyond.(Read: Good news for engineering students! Degrees awarded by professional bodies till May 2013 stand valid) Every All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) institute will have to follow it, officials said. According to a senior HRD official, no classes will be held during this period. The aim of the programme is to familiarise students to the new environment.”It is a good move as students who join the institute after a rigorous training in terms of the coaching they undergo and then rather than getting any breathing space they are plunged deep into academics. They need to unwind and forge new relations with fellow students and familiarize themselves with the new environment,” said an IIT director.advertisement”To come out of this situation, a multi-pronged approach is needed. One will have to work closely with the newly joined students in making them feel comfortable, allow them to explore their academic interests and activities, reduce competition and make them work for excellence, promote bonding within them, build relations between teachers and students, give a broader view of life, and build character,” he said.Read: Maharashtra Class 10 Boards: Reduction of extra marks for students excelling in art and culture Read: Mars City Design: MIT team wins the competition focused on building sustainable citieslast_img read more

Roberto Firmino cleared by FA over Mason Holgate racism allegations

first_imgShare on WhatsApp The FA Share on Pinterest Everton Share on LinkedIn news The Football Association has exonerated Roberto Firmino of racially abusing the Everton defender Mason Holgate following a lengthy investigation into the Liverpool striker’s conduct during the FA Cup tie between the Merseyside rivals at Anfield.Holgate accused Firmino of using what the FA described as a “discriminatory term” when the pair clashed in Liverpool’s third-round victory on 5 January. The FA opened an investigation the following day and almost seven weeks later – having interviewed 12 players, the referee Bobby Madley, the fourth official Jon Moss and consulted two Portuguese lip-reading experts – announced on Wednesday that there is insufficient evidence to charge the Brazil international with any offence.In a statement, the FA said it was satisfied that “the allegation was made in absolute good faith by Holgate and that there is no suggestion of this being an intentionally false or malicious allegation”. But it found no evidence, either through witness statements or consulting unseen footage of the row that erupted after Holgate had pushed Firmino over the advertising hoardings, to support the Everton defender’s claim that he had been racially abused.The FA added: “We took statements from a total of 12 players and officials from both teams, the match referee and the fourth official. None of these individuals directly heard the words alleged to have been said by Firmino. Firmino was formally interviewed by the FA and provided an alternative account to the words alleged by Holgate. Firmino stated that he had insulted the defender in Portuguese, but denied categorically using any discriminatory language towards him.“As part of the investigation, the FA sought the assistance of a Brazilian/Portuguese linguistic specialist on the words alleged. In addition to this, we also obtained multiple angles of video footage, including broadcast and unseen footage showing the incident, which was assessed by two independent Portuguese-speaking lip‑reading experts. The evidence obtained from the experts did not support the allegation.”Firmino said after the FA’s verdict that it had been difficult to remain publicly silent “given the serious and damaging nature of what it was claimed I said”, but was pleased to have been cleared of any wrongdoing. “As someone who has experienced racist abuse during my life, I know how damaging and hurtful it can be,” the Liverpool forward said.“Now the process is concluded I would like to place on record, for the avoidance of any doubt, I did not say the word, or a variation of the word, that was claimed and subsequently reported in the media. I did not use any language that referenced race. I did not – and would never – reference a person’s skin colour or culture, by means of insult, during a dispute or an argument. There is no place for discrimination on a football pitch, or anywhere else in life for that matter. I am pleased after exhaustive reviews of all the evidence, in this specific incident, the matter is resolved.”Liverpool thanked Firmino for “the manner in which he has conducted himself during this difficult process, acknowledging that being subjected to such a serious allegation for this length of time has been hurtful to him and his family”, adding: “Both the club and player were in full agreement from the beginning that if an investigation was required it should be a thorough and robust one.“Roberto has cooperated fully with the process and shown a willingness to engage and assist throughout, with the only objective being to discover the truth of what happened. We are satisfied that the outcome of the process has exonerated the player of using any racist or discriminatory language.”Everton said in a statement that they accepted the FA’s decision and appreciated the thoroughness of an investigation conducted “in challenging circumstances”. It added: “The club welcomes the FA’s expression of complete satisfaction that the allegation made by our player, Mason Holgate, was done so in absolute good faith, that proper process was followed and that there is no suggestion of malice or dishonesty on Mason’s part.” Share on Twittercenter_img Topics Share via Email Share on Messenger Liverpool Share on Facebook Reuse this contentlast_img read more