first_imgMore than 700 delegates attended the Fianna Fail selection convention in Letterkenny today. In the end both Pat the Cope Gallagher and Charlie McConalogue were put forward to contest the forthcoming general election in Donegal. DonegalTV was there to get the reaction from delegates and from the candidates selected.Simply click on the video to view.DDTV: SEE THE COPE AND McCONALOGUE COME OUT ON TOP AT FF CONVENTION was last modified: October 4th, 2015 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:conventiondonegalfianna faillast_img read more

Distell in Scottish whisky expansion deal

first_img16 April 2013South African wine and spirits producer Distell has signed a deal worth £160-million (about R2.2-billion) to acquire Scotch whisky producer Burn Stewart Distillers Limited from Scottish-based CL World Brands Limited and Trinidad and Tobago-based Angostura Limited.“The strategic purchase of the fully integrated producer of both blended and single malt whiskies will allow Distell to capitalise on the continuing global growth in whisky consumption and give it access to scarce blended and single malt stocks from prime whisky-producing regions in Scotland, while also enhancing its global footprint,” Distell said in a statement on Monday.The acquisition follows a 2007 equal partner venture between Distell and Burn Stewart to co-own and market three Scotch whiskies in sub-Saharan Africa – Bunnahabhain, Black Bottle and Scottish Leader.These whiskies are sold in over 60 countries and are selling well in developing markets.The deal includes three single malt whisky distilleries, a blending and maturation facility, a bottling hall, a dry and finished goods storage site and in-house marketing and distribution.All whisky currently in maturation is also included in the deal.Sprinboard into emerging markets“Our acquisition of Burn Stewart is a very significant development for Distell from a strategic perspective but also given the rich and proud history and heritage of the brands involved,” said Distell Group managing director, Jan Scannell.“Bunnahabhain, the Burn Stewart Distillers’ flagship single malt, is made on Islay, considered one of the most prestigious whisky locations by connoisseurs.There are only eight distilleries on the island, so we are extremely fortunate to acquire this very highly-ranked brand.”Burn Stewart is headquartered in East Kilbride near to Glasgow. It operates a sales and marketing branch in Taiwan, the world’s fourth-largest scotch whisky market by volume.It also has a majority stake in a spirits distribution arm in the US.Distell said the acquisition would provide a springboard into emerging markets such as Taiwan.“The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) data shows that the global whisky market has been one of the fastest-growing drinks segments and after vodka is the world’s biggest spirit category by volume,” Distell said.“Consumption has risen across both developed and emerging markets, notably the UK, the US, as well as Latin America, Eastern Europe, many parts of Asia and in key African markets.”The deal is the second major global spirits acquisition, following the 2009 purchase of cognac brand Bisquit from Pernod Ricard.“The close working relationship with Distell over the 14 years has amply demonstrated the South African group’s capacity, experience and expertise to strengthen and grow the company,” said Burn Stewart MD, Fraser Thornton.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Crumplepop Releases SKIN TONE for FCPX

first_imgSkin Tone is a quick way to color correct flesh tones in your Final Cut Pro X projects!Over the last few years Minneapolis based video editing pros Crumplepop, have come out with a slew of filters and effects for Final Cut Pro.  Their latest, Skin Tone, is a color grading utility tool for balancing the flesh tones in your video footage.Shooting with an un-white balanced camera, or in a mix of light sources, can result in skin tone colors that look far from natural.  The Temperature and Tint adjustments in Skin Tone make it easy to restore natural looking tones back to your footage. This is far from a full featured color correction tool, but that isn’t the point.  The simple controls are intended to make the process of balancing your shots easy and fast.Check out Skin Tone in action below or visit Crumplepop to purchase ($75):Skin Tone Demo for FCPX:last_img read more

Kolkata doctors strike: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan calls for restraint

first_imgDays after some junior doctors at the NRS Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, were grievously assaulted on Monday night following the death of a patient, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has condemned the violence, stating, “It is necessary and important for doctors to have a safe work environment.”He added that doctors are an integral pillar of society, and often work under stressful and difficult conditions. ‘Observe restraint’“I urge the patients and their caregivers to observe restraint. Likewise, I also urge doctors to observe restraint so that essential services to the people are not disrupted,” said the Minister on Thursday. Dr. Vardhan said that he would be taking up the matter with the Bengal State government so that such incidents can be avoided in future. Expressing solidarity with doctors protesting in West Bengal, resident doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi, worked wearing bandages and helmets on their heads in a symbolic protest, and will be joining the Indian Medical Association’s (IMA) nationwide call to observe a ‘black day’ on Friday.“Violence against medical doctors in West Bengal is worrisome and disheartening. There is a complete breakdown of law and order, with reports of mobs attacking doctor hostels with weapons. The government has failed to provide protection and justice to doctors,” said a statement issued by the AIIMS Resident Doctors Association (AIIMS RDA) on Thursday.One-day strikeThe group added that doctors across the country are deeply hurt by this turn of events. “Keeping in view our commitment towards safe and non-violent working environment for residents, AIIMS RDA stands in support of our colleagues in West Bengal and has decided to hold a one-day strike of work on June 14, where only emergency services will be operational,” it said.Doctors have also urged the West Bengal Chief Minister to intervene in the matter and address security concerns so that residents can continue serving patients. The IMA has directed the members of all its State branches to stage protests and wear black badges on Friday.DemonstrationsIt has instructed all its State presidents and secretaries to organise demonstrations in front of District Collectors’ offices from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Friday, and hand over a memorandum addressed to the Prime Minister to the Collectors in every district. The Delhi Medical Association (DMA) has also urged its members to observe a ‘black day’ on Thursday against the brutal attack.“All the local branches and individual members of the IMA will send an appeal to the Prime Minister and the Union Home Minister, demanding a central Act on violence against doctors and hospitals,” said an IMA release.last_img read more

Muntinlupa nears semis

first_imgBloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Krauss Google Philippines names new country director Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Read Next Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event LATEST STORIES Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snagcenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ View comments The Athletics clipped Imus Bandera, 77-69, also for 1-0. —CEDELF P. TUPASFEATURED 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, logistics Allan Mangahas missed all of his five shots from the field but dished out a record 17 assists as Muntinlupa overwhelmed Zamboanga, 89-78, on Wednesday night to close in on a South division semifinal clash with Batangas City in the MPBL Datu Cup.Mangahas finished with only a point, but his playmaking proved key as the Cagers gained the head start in their series with No. 6 Zamboanga, which has won five of its last six games before losing the series opener.ADVERTISEMENT SEAG caging gets venue it deserves SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparclast_img read more


first_imgKanpur, Sep 23 (PTI) Statistical highlights on day 2 of Kanpur, Sep 23 (PTI) Statistical highlights on day 2 of the first cricket Test between India and New Zealand here today. # Ravindra Jadeja (42 not out) has recorded his highest score vs New Zealand in Tests, eclipsing the 30 not out at Auckland in February 2014. # Jadejas splendid brief knock is his third highest score in Tests. He had scored 68 vs England at Lords in 2014 and 43 vs Australia at Delhi in 2013. # Jadejas above unbeaten innings is the highest by Indias number nine batsman in Tests vs New Zealand at Kanpur, obliterating the 27 by Srinivas Venkataraghavan in November 1976. Bapu Nadkarni had posted an unbeaten 52 vs England at this venue in February 1964, which is the the only half-century by a number nine batsman in Tests at Green Park, Kanpur. # Bob Latham (56 not out off 137 balls) has registered his eighth fifth in Tests – his first vs India. # Lathams record in Tests in Asia is splendid – his tally being 338 in six innings at an average of 67.60, including two centuries and a fifty. # Lathams batting stats under Williamsons captaincy are reasonably good – his aggregate being 318 in seven innings at an average of 53.00, including two hundreds and a fifty. # Lathams eleven innings of 50-plus are the third highest by New Zealand openers away from home next only to John Wright (14 in 66 innings) and Mark Richardson (13 in 37). # Kane Williamson (65 not out off 115 balls) has posted his third fifty vs India – his 23rd in Tests. # Williamson is enjoying superb batting record in Tests in 2016 – his aggregate is 563 in eleven innings at an average of 70.37, including a century and five fifties. # Latham and Williamson were involved in an unbroken second-wicket stand of 117 – New Zealands highest stand for any wicket in Tests at Green Park, Kanpur, eclipsing the 106 for the third wicket between Mark Burgess and Glenn Turner in November 1976. # A century stand has been recorded by a visiting team vs India for the first time after seven Tests. # Williamson and Latham have shared six century stands in only 24 innings, emulating a New Zealand record. Two pairs – Andrew Jones-John Wright and Ross Taylor-Kane Williamson – have posted six century stands in Tests. # Jadeja and Yadav were associated in a partnership of 41 – Indias highest tenth-wicket partnership vs New Zealand at Kanpur, bettering the 31 (unbroken) between Bishan Singh Bedi and Bhagwath Chandrasekhar in November 1976. PTI Cor AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more

Mohammad Amir to skip final ODI vs West Indies to visit ailing mother

first_imgPakistan pacer Mohammad Amir will miss the final match of the one-day series against West Indies being held in Abu Dhabi to visit his unwell mother.According to the Pakistan Cricket Board, his mother is seriously ill and hence they allowed him to return home to her. “The team management has allowed Amir to return home to attend to his mother who is seriously ill,” said the PCB statement. (Need time to deliver, don’t have a magic wand: Mohammad Amir) This will result in Amir missing the third and final ODI against West Indies, but the 24-year-old is expected to return for the three Tests in Dubai that will start on October 13. (2nd ODI: Babar Azam hits another century as Pakistan clinch series against West Indies)Amir will most likely be replaced by fast bowlers Rahat Ali and Sohail Khan. Pakistan beat West Indies 3-0 in the Twenty20 series which took place before the ODI series.last_img read more

a month agoSheffield Utd manager Chris Wilder: A ridiculous win

first_imgSheffield Utd manager Chris Wilder: A ridiculous winby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSheffield United won away for the first time on their return to the Premier League at Everton.A Yerry Mina own goal and a late Lys Mousset strike condemned Everton to defeat at Goodison Park.Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder said afterwards: “We’re delighted. It was just a ridiculous game. That’s possibly the worst we’ve played all season. We didn’t play anything like our best today but managed to win the game.”Everton put a lot of balls in our box, which opened us up a bit in the first half. Out of possession we were really good. The goalkeeper and our three defenders did really well. I think they had a million corners today.”We rode our luck a little bit – we certainly didn’t have any last week. Everybody says that to stay in the Premier League, your home form has to be spot on. We’ve reversed that thought process.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

7 days agoPSG coach Tuchel insists Cavani a required player

first_imgPSG coach Tuchel insists Cavani a required playerby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG manager Thomas Tuchel insists Edinson Cavani is an important player for the club.Inter Milan and Manchester United are interested in the singing the Uruguayan, who will be a free agent at the end of this season.Tuchel said: “It’s too soon to speak about such things. I’m sure Edi is speaking with the club. He knows it’s his club.'”I don’t know Edi’s ideas exactly at the moment. I count 100 per cent on Edi this season. He’s been missing for several weeks and the main thing for me is to push Edi on the pitch, so we’ve got a fit and in-form Edinson Cavani. “He’s got the most goals for the club. Edi is very important,” Tuchel continued. “He’s in the group of five players I always speak with, to have an opinion from them on all things. He’s important in the dressing room and on the pitch.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Win an Airbnb Vacation to Explore the Bahamas in a Deep-Sea Submersible

first_imgPhoto courtesy of Luis LamarIt seems everything related to Planet Earth, Airbnb, and BBC Worldwide turns to gold. So, when the three iconic brands collaborate on a single endeavor, it’s no surprise that it’s going to be amazing. If you’ve ever wanted to vacation like James Cameron — think exploring the Bahamas in a deep-sea submersible — your dreams could soon be a reality.Winners in the Airbnb Night At Blue Planet II will win a three-day, two-night stay aboard a world-class exploration vessel, OceanX’s Alucia. The journey is designed to give the everyman a taste of what life is like on a working ocean expedition.Most of the time will be spent topside, chatting with Blue Planet II’s producer, Orla Doherty, but the big get is the chance to travel like a deep sea researcher more than 1,000 meters beneath the waves off the coast of the Bahamas. Winners will venture below the surface — searching for unique marine life typically only seen in a David Attenborough special — first-hand in a state-of-the-art submersible.Photo courtesy of Alucia Productions Photo courtesy of Alucia ProductionsThe contest is part of Airbnb’s wildly popular Night At series, which routinely gives away stays at some of the world’s most amazing and unique “hotel rooms.” We’ve previously covered the Night At Denmark’s LEGO House, a Night At the Guinness Storehouse, and Airbnb’s collaboration with Audi for a test drive in Death Valley.Photo courtesy of Alucia Productions Photo courtesy of Alucia ProductionsIt’s all, of course, a rather clever PR campaign to promote the premiere of BBC Worldwide’s  Planet Earth: Blue Planet II. The new series is a return to form for the legendary broadcast company who debuted the critically acclaimed, award-winning Planet Earth in 2006. The first show in the new series aired in the U.S. on January 20; subsequent shows can be found on BBC America Saturday nights at 9/8c.The Blue Planet II contest is live now on Airbnb. Entrants need only share their ideas for the ideal deep sea adventure in 550 characters or less by Saturday, February 10 at 7 a.m. EST. Three entries will be chosen, and the expedition will take place April 4-8, 2018. Two nights aboard the Alucia, two nights at an Airbnb before and after the excursion, air and ground transportation, and all meals will be covered. Just pack the Dramamine and remember that skinny dipping is strictly forbidden (really, that’s part of the rules).Feature image courtesy of Luis Lamar. Editors’ Recommendations World’s First Luxury Space Hotel Promises Climbing Wall, Low-Gravity Basketball Courts The Awake G7 Watch Makes Fishing Nets Fashionable and Sustainable Why Your Desk Chair Matters and the 9 Best Ones to Boost Your Productivity Everlane Wants You to Have a Daily Uniform to Make Dressing Easier Airbnb Wants to Send You to Antarctica on Sabbatical last_img read more