TOP CELEBRITY CHEFS SET TO APPEAR AT TASTE OF DONEGAL 2014

first_imgFrom its launch in 2008 this three day celebration of great food and drink has continued to attract thousands to a beautiful tented village on the pier area in Donegal town with the backdrop of the Bluestack Mountains and Donegal Bay.This is due to the vibrant personalities of the celebrity and local chefs who will be cooking up a storm over the weekend.This years festival has once again gathered together top restaurants and hotels. Foodies will particularly enjoy the 100 plus food and drink exhibitors from all over Ireland and the UK, who will showcase and sell their products.There will be tastings from an unbelievable variety of food and drink ranging from, wine and craft beers, confectionary, specialist foods, meat, fish, and dairy products Exhibitors. www.atasteofdonegal.comHigh profile cookery demonstrations will capture your imagination with culinary recipe suggestions from celebrity chef Tony Singe “The Incredible Spice man” An ambassador for Scotland and all things Scottish.Neven Maguire, the Nations Favourite, Donegal ‘s Food Ambassador Gary O’ Hanlon, Supervalu Ambassador, Kevin Dundon, Brian Mc Dermott “ The No Salt Chef” Maire Dufficey from Bord Bia will also be on hand to share her expertise from the Irish food business. Chefs; www.atasteofdonegal.com The event will also include master classes by leading experts who will showcase their specialist skills in pastry and bread making, meal planning, cocktail mixing, and help you make the right decision when choosing wine for all occasions. Experts;www.atasteofdonegal.comThe 2014 A Passion To Inspire Chefs Competition will take place under the watchful eye of Anthony Armtrong a judge from the World Association of Chefs Society, Peter Griffths M.B.E., President British Culinary Federation, Gerard M. Molloy American Culinary Federation and Mr Bob Mc Donald, Judges from the Master Chefs of Great Britain.Entrants will be required to cook and present two different dishes, a starter and a main course, each for two covers, showcasing the best of Irish produce.Competitions; www.ataasteofdonegal.comNew to this year’s entertainment line up will be a cookery comedy theatre with celebrity chef Joe Shannon and comedian Frank Forde. You will have the opportunity to listen to wonderful live Swing and Jazz music from Adrian Cullen the “Dean Martin Tribute Show”, Latin and Salsa hits from” Havana Club Trio”, also classical opera from Eugene Ginty “The Singing Chef “.Entertainment; www.atasteofdonegal.com.A Taste of Donegal is truly a food lovers dream and will showcase Donegal Town and the surrounding area as a region of high quality restaurants and hotels, with a vibrant and growing Artisan Food Production Family.With the extensive variety of products available throughout the marquee your palette will explode from the diverse tastes which will leave you coming back again and again.The Committee welcome everyone to attend this premier food and drink event here in the North West and indeed on the Island of Ireland; which will be officially opened by Mr Paddy Harte Chairperson of County Donegal Gathering 2013. To quote Chairperson Ernan Mc Gettigan, “Come along and experience the wonderful food and drink variety available , we promise to tantalise your taste buds and as our caption says, Discover, Dine, and Delight in Donegal Town over this festival weekend and indeed every time you visit this region.A Taste of Donegal Food Festival will take place on Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th August 2014 on the Pier Area in Donegal Town.The Festival will open to the public at 4.00pm to 10.00pm Friday, 11.00.am to 7.00pm Saturday and Sunday.The opening evening will conclude with a fireworks display by Pains Fireworks over Donegal Bay.Admission is €4.00 per adult, €2.00 per child, €10.00 for a weekend pass.For the full programme of events and regular updates, please follow us on www.atasteofdonegal.com and find A Taste of Donegal on Facebook.Contact details:Donegal Town Community Chamber Exhibitors – Businesses – VisitorsTel. +353 (0) 74 97 23760Email: development@donegaltown.ieTOP CELEBRITY CHEFS SET TO APPEAR AT TASTE OF DONEGAL 2014 was last modified: July 29th, 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:A Taste of Donegal 2014:FeaturesFood festivalnewsNoticeslast_img read more

Uber looked into partnering with automaker for self-driving project

first_imgTags:#automotive#Autonomous#car#driverless#FCA#featured#Fiat#Self-Driving#taxi#top#Uber#Waymo For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Related Posts Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A…center_img Uber’s self-driving project could have been a collaborative effort between the ride-hailing giant and a major automaker, according to a report by The Information.In the summer, Uber rejected an acquisition offer for the self-driving unit by an unnamed automaker. That led executives to discuss the possibility of further collaboration with automakers, to offset some of the costs of running the division.See Also: Intel to deploy 100 self-driving vehicles worldwide by end of yearUber has made self-driving partnership announcements in the past, with Daimler and Hyundai, and Toyota made a strategic investment in the company, aimed at the self-driving division. None of these have been major collaborations, the type that Waymo has with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) or Cruise Automation with General Motors.It was reported last year that FCA was looking to partner with Uber and Amazon, though neither of these partnerships have been confirmed.There have been a lot of changes at Uber since the discussions were held. An internal investigation found multiple cases of harassment, co-founder Travis Kalanick stepped down as CEO, and Waymo launched a lawsuit against the company for stealing trade secrets.The lack of leadership and lawsuit may keep automakers away from signing major partnerships with Uber. The company has reportedly lost a bit of its value in the past few months, though revenue and usage is still growing.Without a dedicated partner, Uber could find itself far behind rivals in the self-driving market. Waymo has deployed 100 Chrysler Pacifica minivans as part of its partnership with FCA, and Cruise Automation is using GM’s Chevrolet Bolt EV cars to test an employee taxi service in San Francisco.Traditional manufacturers BMW, Fiat, and Delphi have partnered with Intel and Mobileye, creating a consortium dedicated to building all the parts for a self-driving car. Gozde Gorce 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…last_img read more

Rape victim shot dead by accused in Gurugram

first_imgA 23-year-old woman working at a Hauz Khas bar was shot dead in Gurugram on Friday allegedly by the man she had accused of rape.A teenage friend of the victim who was a witness to the murder said the accused, Sandeep, shot the woman after she refused to withdraw the rape case against him.According to the FIR, Sandeep called the woman in the early hours of Friday and asked her to meet him. The woman, along with the friend, reached her room in DLF Phase-III where Sandeep arrived with his friend and the four went out for food around 2 a.m.When they returned around 5:30 a.m., Sandeep asked the woman’s mother and sister, who were visiting her, to persuade her to withdraw the rape case against him. The victim refused following which the four left the room and drove towards Faridabad. When they reached Khushboo Chowk around 6.30 a.m., Sandeep stopped the car and pulled the woman out. He threatened to shoot her if she did not withdraw the case.When she refused again, Sandeep whipped out a revolver and allegedly opened fire at her. The woman’s friend fled the spot and informed the victim’s mother about the incident. The mother reported the matter to the police. Gurugram Police spokesperson Subhash Boken said the woman was shot about five times. No arrests have been made so far.The victim belonged to Karnal while her friend is from Bhiwani. The police said the woman had come in contact with Sandeep, a bouncer, when she came to Gurugram four years ago. The two fell for each other and moved in together. After two years of live-in relationship, the woman learnt that Sandeep was married and lodged a rape case against him in November 2017. Sandeep was arrested and let off on bail in June last year. A month later, the two started living together again, the police said.last_img read more

Identify people who are helping Rohingya, says Manipur CM

first_imgExpressing concern over the presence of Rohingya in Manipur, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh has said efforts should be made to identify the people who are facilitating their entry and providing them shelter in the state. The Chief Minister was referring to the arrest of six Rohingya from the Tulihal International Airport in Imphal on Saturday. The six passengers had arrived from New Delhi with forged documents. Addressing people on the occasion of Patriots’ Day on Tuesday, he said, “It indicates that many of them are taking shelter in the state and we have to find out the persons who are behind the illegal entry of Rohingya from different places.” Urging the locals to trace Rohingya and the agents who are bringing them to Manipur, the Chief Minister said, the “already sinking” Manipuri population will disappear in the coming years, if they do not take the inititative. Police investigation revealed that the six Rohingya were trained in a Madrasa in Delhi and had come to the state with the help of some agents based in the national capital and Manipur, DIG T. Ngasangva had told reporters on Sunday. The Rohingya had admitted that they were residents of Yangon and Mandalay in Myanmar, the DIG said.last_img read more

Video: Rick Pitino Appears To Make Gesture Towards Kentucky Fan After Loss

first_imgRick Pitino flipping off Kentucky fans.Twitter/@Fine_and_TandyPretty much every edition of the Kentucky vs. Louisville basketball rivalry is intense, and today’s game certainly didn’t disappoint. The game featured technicals on both coaches, huge dunks and blocks, and a dramatic finish, resulting in a two-point UK win.After the game, multiple Kentucky fans claimed that Louisville head coach Rick Pitino flipped off someone in the crowd while leaving the court. Twitter user Seiver Tandy captured the incident on video. Pitino definitely appears to make a gesture after being taunted, but it is hard to really tell if he gave a fan the finger or not, at least based on this footage.I got Rick flipping off UK fans on video @KySportsRadio pic.twitter.com/VPgUbRGM9H— Seiver Tandy (@Fine_and_Tandy) December 26, 2015Pitino sent assistant Ralph Willard out to answer questions after the game, so we’ll have to wait some time to hear Pitino’s side of things. If he did, in fact, flip of a Kentucky fan, that is a really bad look for the Hall of Fame coach.[KSR]last_img read more

Jason Day Deserves An Ovation But Give The Field A Golf Clap

Heading into last weekend’s PGA Championship, Australia’s Jason Day had cracked the top five in nearly a third of the major championships he’d entered. He finished in the top 10 nearly half of the time. But he’d never hoisted one of those shiny trophies they give the tournament winner. That changed Sunday, when Day won the PGA Championship, breaking the record for lowest to-par score (-20) in a major.Yet Day’s record-shattering performance also highlights just how easy it was to go under par at the majors this season. While Day’s week at the PGA ranks No. 1 according to cumulative strokes below par, it’s nowhere near the best in modern history1Which, for the purposes of this article, began in 1958 — the first year the PGA Championship adopted a stroke-play format. if we examine it using our familiar z-score system, which measures each performance relative to the field (by how many standard deviations a player’s score was below the field average, for players who made the cut).Z-scores reward not only excellence relative to par, but also dominance in comparison to one’s peers on the same course at the same time. And Day’s competitors also shot very well when held up to Whistling Straits’ par-72 standard: The average of players who made the cut was 3.6 strokes under par, which ranks fifth-lowest of any major tournament since 1958. That number explains the big disconnect between Day’s amazing to-par score and his middling (by major-winning standards) z-score:Last weekend’s low-scoring PGA Championship also capped off a season of great performances by the field in majors. July’s British Open featured the lowest to-par scoring average (-5.6) of any major since 1958, and April’s Masters Tournament (-2.4) ranked 11th-lowest. Combined, this year’s quartet of majors saw the lowest scoring average (relative to par) of any season since 1958, and the only time in that span that the average cut-maker across all majors in a season was under par.The majors in 2014 ranked second-lowest, so we’re seeing an unprecedented spate of low-scoring performances in recent seasons, though it’s not clear what’s driving the trend. We can turn to the usual sources of speculation: technological improvements outstripping course designs, a (subconscious?) movement toward friendlier scoring conditions to improve golf as a television product, an incredible font of young talent emerging in the wake of Tiger Woods’s heyday, etc.Whatever the cause, it’s leading to players like Day going low on the game’s biggest stage, even if their performances aren’t historically great relative to their peers.He didn’t win the PGA Championship, but Jordan Spieth is still having one of golf’s greatest seasons. read more

Graham to arrive at OSU with lofty expectations

“Legacy” is an oft-used word in association with Ohio State football.   It is used to describe the honor and responsibility passed down from OSU teams to their present counterparts.For incoming recruit and quarterback prospect Taylor Graham, the word “legacy” carries a deeper meaning.Graham will be bringing more than just his personal belongings, a Kordell Stewart poster and a laptop to campus with him this fall. He has the exploits of his father, former OSU quarterback Kent Graham, as baggage.The elder Graham, the OSU signal-caller under John Cooper in the 1991 season, went on to a journeyman’s career in the NFL. He played for eight different teams, beginning with the New York Giants and then retiring from the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2002.His son, a 6-foot-4-inch, 211-pound prospect from dad’s alma mater, Wheaton North in Illinois, hopes to have a career that equals or surpasses that of his famous father.Kevin Noon, managing editor of BuckeyeGrove.com, thinks he may have the skills to do just that.“He has the tools to be successful at this level, having an Ohio State and NFL alum as a father to go along with his frame,” Noon said.While he is not the only quarterback recruited for OSU’s 2010 class, the other, Marion Franklin product Verlon Reed, is expected to switch to another position because of his versatile athleticism. That puts Graham in a position to eventually challenge for the same starting position his father once anchored.Graham may not possess the speed or agility of current Buckeye quarterback Terrelle Pryor, or even Reed for that matter, but he is more in the mold of a classic, drop-back passer like former OSU greats Bobby Hoying or, yes, Kent Graham.“He is mobile enough to move around in the pocket if need be, but will never be mistaken as a dual-threat quarterback,” Noon said. “He has a big arm and a great football mind but will still need to work on his touch and decision-making.”In addition to his accuracy and mechanics, he walks onto campus with durability concerns. He broke an ankle just five games into his junior season. Then, with a scholarship offer from OSU already in hand, Graham suffered a PCL tear in his knee and was once again limited to five games his senior year.During those 10 games he was able to compete in, however, he threw for 1,380 yards and eight touchdowns, against just one interception.Noon doesn’t appear overly concerned.“He hasn’t been able to escape the injury bug over the past two seasons, but neither of the past injuries could be classified as ‘chronic,’” Noon said.Graham, who was born at the OSU Medical Center in the literal and figurative shadow of The ‘Shoe, will have quite a tradition to live up to. If he can prove that he can overcome the ‘injury-prone’ label and the added pressure that comes with being a true legacy, someday he’ll get his chance. read more

Buckeye switch Former Buckeye Aaron Pettrey replaces Mike Nugent as kicker for

The Cincinnati Bengals signed former Buckeye kicker Aaron Pettrey on Tuesday afternoon. Pettrey will replace Mike Nugent, another former Buckeye kicker. On Monday, Pettrey was excited about trying out for the Bengals. On Tuesday, he made the roster of the team he grew up rooting for. “It’s pretty cool,” Pettrey said. “My dad is excited. My family is already looking for tickets.” Pettrey’s signing came on the heels of Nugent’s season-ending knee injury. Nugent won AFC Player of the Month for September but struggled in November, missing two of three field goal attempts in two games. “It’s bittersweet,” Pettrey said. “It’s nice being here, but I’d like to see Mike keep kicking this year. Under the circumstances, I wish it were a different route.” Nugent was upset about his injury but happy for Pettrey’s opportunity. “He’s a really good guy,” Nugent said, “works really hard and is the kind of person Coach (Jim) Tressel likes to bring in. He’s one of those people that makes you look at your character and how hardworking you can be.” Pettrey recovered from an MCL tear that kept him sidelined for three games in OSU’s 2009 season. Devin Barclay took over Pettrey’s kicking duties while he was injured. “I learned a lot from him,” Barclay said. “He’s a tough kid. Mentally strong, a great leg, kind of a guy who leads by example. Just a class act all-around.” Pettrey played multiple positions in high school but knew kicking is what would take him to the highest level. “That’s what I really wanted to do,” Pettrey said. “Kicking and eventually making it to the NFL, at the highest level.” read more

40 years after Francos death Spanish families look for stolen babies

first_imgRelated posts:Argentina seeks extradition from Spain of Franco-era ministers Torture report revives CIA’s rogue image US prepares to ramp up transfers from Guantanamo Automotores Orletti: Memories of the Argentine dictatorship MADRID – Leonor remembers the long corridor of the Spanish maternity ward where she saw her newborn daughter disappear in 1964, taken away by a nurse, like it was just minutes ago. The next day she was falsely told by hospital staff that her daughter had died.Her baby was just one of tens of thousands of newborns who were snatched from mothers and fathers deemed politically dangerous to General Francisco Franco’s dictatorship by a network of doctors, nurses, priests and nuns, and given to other families.Now four decades after Franco’s death on Nov. 20, 1975, the scandal over the “stolen babies” of the regime looks set to go unpunished.“It was just a few seconds and she was dead,” said Leonor Sánchez Arroyo, a frail 73-year-old with a wrinkled face.While she had doubts that her newborn had really passed away, she said she did not dare argue with the nuns who ran the maternity because in those days “the word of a nun had as much value as that of kings.”Just 21 when she gave birth and with little schooling, she also did not ask to be given the remains of her newborn so she could organize the burial herself.Nearly a half century later, her second daughter, Soledad Arroyo, now a journalist, saw a report on television about the theft of babies from that same clinic in Madrid.The register of the O’Donnell clinic listed dozens of other deaths of newborns in just one month from unlikely causes, such as an ear infection.It was November 2010 and the scandal over the stolen babies was only just breaking out in the open after decades of silence and whispered rumors.In vain, Soledad and her mother tried to search for the lost sister and daughter, attempting DNA matches with several people. Now, they help other people in the hope that they may be successful. “I am looking for my other twin daughter,” reads a sign from a 2012 demonstration in Madrid. Families of stolen babies of the Franco era are still demanding justice and truth from the government, 40 years after the dictator’s death. Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFPUp to 300,000 casesThe practice began after Franco came to power in 1939 following Spain’s civil war pitting Republicans against Nationalists loyal to the general, said Soledad who has written a book on the topic.“The prisons were full of Republican women, and their babies were systematically stolen in order to ‘clean the race’,” she said. “Those babies were given to families who were in favor of the regime and who could not have children.”The practice gradually extended to include the theft of newborns from poor families by doctors and nurses — many of them nuns — to adopted parents in Spain and abroad.New mothers were often told their babies had died within hours of birth and the hospital had taken care of their burials.Since the scandal emerged, some of the babies’ supposed graves have been exhumed, only to reveal bones that belong to adults or animals — or nothing at all.Soledad said she has not found any evidence that the baby thefts were organized by the regime, but added it was “tolerated” by the government.Estimates vary as to the number of children who were taken from their parents, but she estimates there could be up to 300,000 cases of baby snatching. An undated archive photo of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco riding his horse. He died on Nov. 20, 1975 after a series of heart attacks. AFP‘We want to know what happened’As of 2011, only 1,072 criminal complaints regarding stolen babies have been examined and 30 percent were shelved, according to the Justice Ministry.Spain has yet to come to terms with its civil war and Franco’s subsequent dictatorship — seen as a particularly dark chapter of its recent history.Former crusading investigative Judge Baltasar Garzón in 2008 opened the country’s first criminal investigation into the disappearance of tens of thousands of people during the Franco era.But he promptly had to drop it because it was seen to violate an amnesty passed in 1977 by political parties keen to put everything behind them and ensure a smooth transition to democracy after Franco’s death.Associations want the government to set up a DNA bank that would allow potential matches between those who were stolen babies and their biological families — a proposal backed by the main opposition Socialists.Meanwhile, Ángel Casado, of the Adelante Bebés Robados association (“Onwards Stolen Babies”), would like the government to pass a law that recognizes them as victims of the regime.Spain’s conservative Popular Party, in power since 2011, has never condemned the removal of newborns from their mothers by the regime and Church documents about the affair remain inaccessible.“We are not seeking financial compensation. We want to know what happened to these children, that they know their true identity,” said Soledad Luque, the head of another association of stolen babies. Facebook Commentslast_img read more