“Brexit: What’s next?” event to be held in Letterkenny this month

first_imgMEP Matt Carthy is set to host a special “Brexit Day” event in Donegal this Friday on March 29th in Letterkenny. The event entitled “Brexit: What’s next?” will take place in Dillon’s Hotel, at 8pm.Ahead of the event, Carthy said: “March 29 is the original Brexit date. So it makes sense that we would hold a public meeting on that date in one of the regions that have most to lose from a bad Brexit deal. “The fact that there remains huge uncertainty about what will happen is symptomatic of the absolute chaos in the British Parliament and particularly their cavalier attitude to Ireland.“Farmers and other businesses in Donegal and in other areas along the border don’t know what impact Brexit will have other than knowing there is no such thing as a good Brexit.”Carthy again reiterated that the backstop is the basic minimum acceptable to the people of Ireland.“The backstop remains the least bad option but even if the withdrawal agreement is adopted it will still leave many challenges for Ireland. “Therefore this public meeting in Donegal will be an opportunity to provide an update on what’s happening with Brexit at that stage.It will also be a chance to discuss how we can deal with all of the potential scenarios in order to protect our communities, farmers, businesses and workers.We will also discuss the issue of Irish Unity recognising, of course, that Brexit has highlighted the failure of the partition of our country in very stark terms.“I would encourage people from Donegal and neighbouring counties to join the conversation in Dillon’s Hotel in Letterkenny on ‘Brexit Day’ this Friday, March 29.”“Brexit: What’s next?” event to be held in Letterkenny this month was last modified: March 23rd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:BrexitDonegal-Derry Borderlast_img read more

Hollywood’s heading for Letterkenny with ‘Night at the Oskars’ for Woodland NS

first_imgThe formal launch of the Woodland NS ‘Night at the OsKaRs’ fundraising event took place on Friday, May 3 with the seven movies and cast being unveiled to a very excited audience. There were scores of happy smiles as those involved learned their films and parts before rehearsals got underway.The casts will now have a busy few weeks ahead, learning lines, practising and most importantly having fun! The Night at the OsKaRs red carpet event, which is being run by Woodland National School, the Parents Association and Kevin Rowe Events, will take place on Friday, 14th June at 8pm in Silver Tassie Hotel and these seven films will be screened, judged and OsKaRs awarded on the night:Forrest GumpFr TedThe Blues Brothers (Sisters)Calendar GirlsSister ActMichael CollinsThe SnapperThis event is all about raising much-needed funds the Letterkenny school.Advertising is being sought for the project and a spokesperson said: “The committee and cast members will be working tirelessly to raise funds over the coming weeks. “So, if there is anyone in the school community who can help with fundraising ideas or any businesses who would be interested in sponsoring the overall event, sponsor a movie or an OsKaR or sponsor an advert in the event brochure, Woodland National School would be delighted to hear from you.”You can also stay up-to-date with the school fundraiser on Facebook or get further details of forthcoming fundraising events.Blues SistersThe SnapperSister ActMichael CollinsCalendar GirlsForrest GumpHollywood’s heading for Letterkenny with ‘Night at the Oskars’ for Woodland NS was last modified: May 10th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

How to Replace Watermarked Audio Tracks in Premiere Pro

first_imgLearn how to quickly and easily replace watermarked audio tracks with the real thing in Premiere Pro.Watermarked audio tracks are a great way for video editors to “test drive” songs in their projects, and a lot of royalty free music providers (like your pals here at PremiumBeat) allow you to download them for free. You can edit watermarked audio tracks just like regular audio tracks. Then, once you decide the temporary track meets the needs of your project, you simply replace it with the watermark-free purchased track. No problem.So how does one go about replacing the temporary watermarked track with the permanent track? Let’s take a look at the process as it works in Premiere Pro.Step 1: Edit Your Project With the Watermarked TrackThe first step: edit your project with the watermarked track included. Set levels, add effects, add keyframes, and splice the watermarked track any way you like. This is one of the main reasons why this technique is so much better than replacing the track by hand.Step 2: Replace the AudioTo replace the watermarked track, navigate to the project panel in Premiere Pro.  Find your original track listed in the panel. Right click on the audio clip and select Replace Footage. Select the watermark-free version of your track (as seen below) and click Open.Boom. Your audio is now replaced and your project is ready to go. You will, of course, want to watch through your project to make sure everything imported correctly, but as long as your watermark-free track is the same duration as your watermarked track, you should have no issues at all.Everything About Audio in Premiere Pro CCIf you want an incredible overview of exactly what you can and can’t do with audio in Premiere Pro, then check out this super-extensive tutorial from Adobe’s Colin Smith.What’s your favorite Premiere Pro audio hack? Share your secrets in the comments below!last_img read more

PBA semis: On a cold-shooting night, Rain or Shine draws first blood vs Magnolia

first_imgJavee Mocon makes an impressive debut in the PBA semifinals. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines–Paul Lee missed three straight triple attempts in the dying seconds of the game, summing up everything that went wrong with Magnolia Friday night.Rain or Shine wasn’t exactly perfect either, but the Elasto Painters did enough to forge an 84-77 victory in Game 1 of their PBA Philippine Cup semifinal showdown with the Hotshots at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Meanwhile, Phoenix Pulse and defending champion San Miguel Beer kick off their own best-of-seven semifinal duel on Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena with Fuel Masters coach Louie Alas admitting they are in for a rough ride.“They (the Beermen) are really a cut above the rest,” he told the Inquirer in Filipino. “Against TNT, they scored at will and their defense was good.”The two teams clash starting at 6:30 p.m., with the Beermen hoping to keep alive their quest for a fifth straight Philippine Cup trophy.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ “I was just filling in whatever the team lacked,” Mocon told a television interview in Filipino after the game. “Kuya James [Yap] was off and I had to step up.”But the Hotshots somehow fought back despite their offense hamstrung by hypothermic three-point shooting (2-of-22, 9 percent). Jio Jalalon made Magnolia’s first triple 31 seconds into the fourth and the Hotshots were within 63-61.But Beau Belga flexed his muscles underneath—a couple of times, literally—and the Painters took a 73-63 edge, 8:52 to play.Magnolia fought back to within four but Belga and Gabe Norwood each had a three and Mark Borboran chipped in a three-point play to give Rain or Shine an 82-74 breathing space with 4:03 remaining.Lee finished with 15 points to lead Magnolia, but had just five in the last two periods.ADVERTISEMENT ONE: Edward Kelly pummels Sung Jong Lee for impressive TKO win Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Krausscenter_img Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “We just had to stick to our defense,” said Javee Mocon, the Rain or Shine rookie who made a splash in his semifinal debut with 15 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the field to go with nine rebounds. “That’s been our core and that is what helped us get here.”The Painters shot just 34 percent from the field (31-of-90) but their defense contributed to Magnolia’s 24 turnovers which Rain or Shine translated to 26 points.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, logisticsBut those points did not come in big bunches. Instead, the Painters used a series of micro runs to peel away in the last two periods.Mocon’s last two points capped a 10-3 exchange that gave Rain or Shine a 58-50 lead late in the third quarter. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Our sport is growing!

first_imgIt’s great to see that in the 2017/18 year, NRL Touch Football participation grew!The total participation number grew 11%, taking us to 679,156 participants across the country.Junior and school numbers grew by 16%, to more than 460,000 participants.Accredited volunteer numbers also grew, by 9% – to more than 15,000.Unlike most sports, touch footy has an almost even gender split, with 48% females and 52% males.It’s a multicultural sport, with 17% of participants identifying as something other than Australian, and 9.4% participants identifying as Indigenous.In the 2017/18 year, 309 clubs ran NRL Touch Football competitions, and 18,232 teams took part.A lot of people love touch footy because #everyonecanplay!last_img

10 months agoWatford to bid for Nice midfielder Adrien Tameze

first_imgWatford to bid for Nice midfielder Adrien Tamezeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford are set to bid for Nice midfielder Adrien Tameze.The Daily Mail says Watford are preparing to offer £10m for Tameze. Atalanta have tabled a similar bid while Cardiff City and Burnley have also asked about the 24-year-old, who can also play in defence.Tameze was highly rated as a teenager and played for France Under-16s and Under-18s.Watford are preparing to assess their options if dominant central midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure moves away from Vicarage Road. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Sir Roger Moore Makes Urgent Plea For Syrian Refugees

first_imgThe number of Syrian refugees has risen to over half a million. UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Sir Roger Moore has made an urgent plea for additional humanitarian assistance for women and children who have had to flee their homes – especially as winter has presented even more challenges.Video: Sir Roger Moore’s plea for Syrian refugees“Children are paying the highest price,” says Sir Roger in the video message. “They are dying, they are hurt and they need healing.”Winter amplifies threatSome 2.5 million people have been affected by months of heavy fighting in the Syrian Arab Republic, while more than 500,000 others have fled the country into neighboring Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and North Africa.Temperatures are quickly dropping, with nights dipping near or below the freezing point.Many children fled their homes with only summer clothing, and very few belongings. Thousands of children are in temporary shelters and in desperate need of warm clothes and blankets. UNICEF is especially worried about the health of the children, many of whom are already fragile from ongoing stress associated with conflict and displacement, and who are at added risk of respiratory diseases.In response, UNICEF has urgently been providing clothes, blankets and medicine to the most vulnerable children inside and outside of the Syrian Arab Republic.Much more is needed“With winter setting in – things will get harder,” says Sir Roger, who is perhaps best known for his role as Secret Agent 007 in the James Bond movie series. “UNICEF is there on the ground in Syria and the neighboring countries setting up schools, getting in water and critical supplies and helping children be children again.”But much more is needed, says the famous British actor, who has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for more than 20 years.UNICEF urgently needs an additional $68 million to support its emergency response in the Syrian Arab Republic and surrounding countries.“With your help, we can do more,” says Sir Roger.last_img read more

Ohio State womens volleyball season ends in NCAA loss

Just like that, the Ohio State women’s volleyball team’s season is over. After sweeping Notre Dame, 3-0, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday in Lexington, Ky., the No. 14 Buckeyes were dropped at the hands of a No. 14 Kentucky team playing in their own backyard. In the second round of the tournament, the Wildcats (22-10) outlasted OSU, 3-1, Saturday night at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington.. The Buckeyes, who finished the year with a 23-11 mark, killed and aced their way to a 25-18 victory in the contest’s first set, though they didn’t seem able to carry such momentum. In what might have felt like a back-and-forth period, Kentucky pulled off a 26-24 victory in the second match that propelled them past the Buckeyes. “We were under in the second game, but we came back and we got the lead,” said senior outside hitter Mari Hole. “It was just those few plays, they really got some good plays going. We weren’t able to respond right away, and they kind of just took the air out of the balloon at the moment. We kept talking like we really wanted it and we kept working through it, but we weren’t able to respond at the same level as Kentucky did and just kept pushing us.” The second set might have been crucial in terms of controlling pace and tempo. Senior outside hitter Emily Danks said it was a tough loss. “It was rough because we had been rolling through that set, and I think we were feeling pretty good and it was just that moment of let up that they took control of the game – they grabbed it and ran with it,” Danks said. During halftime, the Buckeyes tried to regroup after losing set two, but Danks said it wasn’t enough. “In the locker room, our fellow senior (middle blocker) Mariah (Booth) really got fired up and kind of lit a fire, and I guess it was just a little too late,” Danks said. “It was a little disappointing to see it go down like that, but you have to give it to Kentucky for being so steady and aggressive with everything they did.” OSU coach Geoff Carlston said he knew going into this game that his team would have to defend and react well against Kentucky’s tough serves. It wasn’t the only thing that seemed to give OSU fits, though. “We knew they were a tough serving team. They are a little bit tougher than I thought they were when I watched video last night, but we knew that coming into the game,” Carlston said. “Really they won the serve and pass game. We knew that was No. 1. We had to win that.” Like Danks and Hole, Carlston emphasized the importance of the second set and said it might have been what cost the Buckeyes in the end. “Whoever won (set two) was going to win the match, and they did,” Carlston said. “Especially at the end of the second set, they kept it going in the third and fourth set and we didn’t respond very well.” The opportunities were there for OSU, though. “Our plan was to spread out, but we just didn’t pass the ball,” Carlston said. “We passed very well in the first set and first two sets up until the very end in the second set. We had some chances to win that second set, which obviously makes it a whole different match.” A rematch with No. 1 Penn State, which defeated the Buckeyes on Oct. 17 and Nov. 21, was something OSU was hoping for, along with advancing to the tournament’s Sweet 16 for the third straight year. For Danks, Hole, Booth and senior setter Amanda Peterson, their journey as Buckeyes has ended, but in their time together they might have helped the program get to where it is today. Danks, Booth and Peterson have played in the NCAA Tournament four years in a row. Hole, who transferred to Columbus after playing two years at UCLA, joined the Buckeyes for her junior and senior seasons. This senior group has also led their team to the Sweet 16 twice, and the second round four times. With their conference record at 13-7, they finished fourth in the Big Ten this year, which is OSU’s best finish since 2009. read more