Mc Conalogue says education in Donegal will be a priority for FF

first_img NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Donegal Deputy Charlie Mc Conalogue is pledging that the education needs of the county will a priority if Fianna Fail is elected into Government.Deputy Mc Conalogue, the party’s Education Sppkesperson says that under the current Government, certain aspects of education have diminished over the years, and it’s Fianna Fail’s intention to counteract that if successful in the upcoming General Election.He’s also pledged that local education issues in Donegal will be addressed……..Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Previous articleWest Donegal councillor questions claims of economic recoveryNext articleDeidre Mc Gloin is named Donegal Person of the Year 2016 admin By admin – January 20, 2016 Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH center_img Pinterest Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Pinterest Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Mc Conalogue says education in Donegal will be a priority for FF Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Week 11 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Pickups: Check on Kyle Seager, rookie Zach Plesac, more free agent adds

first_imgMORE:  Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whiparound show on DAZNWeek 11 Fantasy Baseball Waiver Wire PickupsOwnership percentage from ESPN – for consensus ownership, visit FantasyProsPosition eligibility based on ESPN’s default settings  Hitters1B/OF Jay Bruce, Phillies (35 percent owned) —  Now with the Phillies, Bruce is on his second hot streak of the season, and Andrew McCutchen’s season-ending knee injury has opened the door for him to play more against lefties. Citizen’s Bank Park should help his power numbers, so if you can handle the weak average/OBP, you should get plenty of production from Bruce.  — Matt LutovskyC Josh Phegley, A’s (31.5 percent) —  While it appeared for a while that Phegley’s production spike at the plate was a fluke, it might be time to start taking him more seriously considering we’re in June. His .270 average, seven home runs and 33 RBIs are all solid for a catcher, and he’s been getting plenty of playing time. One thing to keep an eye on, though, is the status of injured A’s catcher Chris Herrmann, who could return in the middle of June. Herrmann, a lefthanded hitter, would presumably eat up the high-volume side of a platoon with Phegley. This is at least a nice short-term play that could become more if Herrmann experiences a setback.3B Kyle Seager, Mariners (25.6 percent) — Seager has hit at least 20 home runs in every season since he was a rookie, and he’s surpassed 70 RBIs in five straight campaigns. But the typically durable infielder underwent surgery on his hand to begin this year, furthering concerns his consistent production is about to fall off a cliff. Just coming off the IL now and joining a logjam in Seattle at the corners, fantasy owners shouldn’t blow their entire FAAB budget or invest a top waiver claim on Seager, but he can be worth stashing if you get him cheap.OF Bryan Reynolds, Pirates (18.3 percent) — The former second-round pick rose through the minors quickly and at 24 has broken through in Pittsburgh with five home runs in his first 40 career games. His batting average on balls in play (.418) indicates his average will regress soon, but he has the prospect pedigree of someone who can stick in MLB, even if it takes him some time to reach his full potential.SS Willy Adames, Rays (9 percent) —  Adames was a popular preseason sleeper who got off to a slow start, but he’s been playing better recently, starting off June with a .381/.409/.667 line (with two HRs and an SB in five games) after hitting .284/.357/.443 in May. The 23-year-old infielder isn’t going to blow you away in any one category, but it looks like the worst is behind him, making him a solid MI option in most 12-team leagues going forward. — Matt LutovskySS Orlando Arcia, Brewers (6 percent) — Arcia used to be a top fantasy prospect until 2018 happened, when he hit .236 with just three home runs. But after a strong postseason last year and solid start to this season, he’s certainly trending upward. His most promising trait is his speed, and if he’s able to steal bases at the rate he’s capable of, his ownership will skyrocket.C Elias Diaz, Pirates (1.9 percent) — An illness forced Diaz to start the year late, but his solid May (.310/.342/.338) has turned into a torrid start to June (.412/.412/.706). With Francisco Cervelli taking his time coming back from a concusion, Diaz should continue to see consistent playing time, and given what he showed last year (.286/.339/.452 with 10 HRs in 85 games), the 28-year-old backstop should be a legit fantasy option at a painfully thin position. — Matt LutovskyMORE WAIVER SUGGESTIONS: Week 10 waiver wirePitchersSP Nick Pivetta, Phillies (43.7 percent) — We pegged Pivetta as a breakout candidate this season before enduring a brutal stretch that eventually got him sent down to Triple-A. Whoops. Would you believe us then if we said Pivetta has kinda sorta been good since returning to the Phillies? He’s given up three runs in 11 innings and struck out 15. Maybe the breakout is coming after all.SP Zach Plesac, Indians (42.3 percent) — Plesac was dominating in the minors this year (0.96/0.78 with 8.2 K/9 ratio in six starts at Double-A; 2.25/0.80 with 9.9 K/9 in three starts at Triple-A), and he’s kept it up in his first two starts in the majors (1.46/0.81, 6.6 K/9). The 24-year-old righty isn’t a huge strikeout pitcher, but like teammate Shane Bieber, he doesn’t walk many and generally keeps the ball in the yard. There’s major upside here. — Matt LutovskyRP Ryan Pressly, Astros (20.4 percent) — Roberto Osuna hasn’t been himself since April, blowing another save on Thursday night against the Mariners. Pressly, meanwhile, boasts a 0.64 ERA and lurks just behind Osuna if the closer continues to stumble. It’s worth adding Pressly now and waiting to see how things shake out given the righthander’s elite ERA and WHIP.SP Trevor Richards, Marlins (12.4 percent) — Richards had some sleeper appeal prior to the season, but a rough April dropped him off the fantasy radar. He posted a 2.86/1.24 line in May, and his first June start was five shoutout innings with eight Ks against the Padres. Richards has been taking advantage of favorable matchups lately (Mets, Tigers, Giants, Padres in his past four), so there are reasons to doubt him, but his respectable rookie campaign in 2018 (4.05 FIP, 9.3 K/9 ratio) points to legit talent. — Matt Lutovsky At this point in the season, hot starts are becoming more than just trends, and the likes of Josh Phegley and Orlando Arcia are looking increasingly viable as long-term fantasy baseball options, at least in deeper leagues. Meanwhile, putrid early-season performers have in some cases had the chance to bounce back (Nick Pivetta). And if those types of players don’t excite you, we have some returning former stars (Kyle Seager, Jimmy Nelson), as well as emerging prospects (Zach Plesac, Jon Duplantier). We’ll help you figure out who’s worth your attention as a possible waiver wire pickup or free agent add.There are stolen bases and saves to be acquired on the waiver wire this week, as well as offensive production at premium positions. Read on to determine how to patch up your roster needs at a pivotal point in the fantasy season. SP Jimmy Nelson, Brewers (11.4 percent) — After Nelson’s magical 2017 season (12-6, 3.49 ERA, 10.21 K/9) was cut short due to injury, his road back from Tommy John surgery forced him to watch from afar as the Brewers reached the NLCS last year. He struggled in his first outing in a year and a half this week, but if he can get close to his 2017 form, he’ll be a top-notch fantasy option.SP/RP Jon Duplantier, Diamondbacks (1.8 percent) — Duplantier entered the season as one of Arizona’s top prospects, and he’s backed that label by providing a couple of solid starts for the Diamondbacks. He’s a genuine top-100 guy you can feel optimistic about as a flier in deep formats.RP Anthony Bass, Mariners (0.2 percent) — This is a deep pull only for those desperate for saves. Bass picked up the Mariners last save, and while that doesn’t mean much in Seattle’s committee bullpen, he’s also been pitching well this year (2.16/0.96, 7.6 K/9 ratio). You’d like more Ks from a reliever, but Bass shouldn’t hurt you much and could grab the occasional win/save. — Matt Lutovskylast_img read more

Finlay to drum up lots of fans on Late Late Toy Show!

first_imgA young Rathmullan boy has bagged the opportunity of a lifetime when he appears on RTE’s Late Late Toy Show this Friday night in front of a television audience of 1.3 million viewers.At the tender age just 7, Finlay Sheridan plans to grab the opportunity with both hands.Report by Dionne Meehan Finlay made his debut playing with dad Daniel and brother Evan in their band ‘My Generation’, at Rathmullan’s Community Festival during the summer.Just days after he amazed the crowds at the festival, the band were asked to play on BBC Radio Foyle’s Mark Patterson show.Finlay was the first-ever drummer to play in their brand-new studio.After Finlay’s performance went viral, mum Rachel decided to send a video of him practising the drums at their home into the Toy Show. Finlay with his dad Daniel and little brother, also named Daniel.His delighted mum Rachel told Donegal Daily “On October 23, we travelled to Donnybrook to the RTE Studios, where he auditioned for the Toy Show.”“RTE contacted us a week and a half later to tell us he got through.”Over 5,000 acts apply each year so Finlay was up against thousands of other talented children from all over Ireland.Only 2% of those that apply, get through to the auditions.For Finlay to make it to the live show is an outstanding achievement. However, Finlay’s mum Rachel said you couldn’t excite him.“Finlay’s not nervous at all, he’s as cool as a cucumber and taking it all in his stride,” she said.Finlay grew up with music all around him as he is part of a talented family of musicians.His big brother Evan has been playing the bass guitar since he was 8 years old and started playing in the band with his dad Daniel when he was 13. Finlay and his family will travel to Dublin on Wednesday as there are rehearsals on Thursday ahead of the main event on Friday night.The Late Late Toy Show airs on RTE 1 on Friday November 29 at 9:35pm.Finlay to drum up lots of fans on Late Late Toy Show! was last modified: November 26th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:drummerFinlay SheridanLate Late ShowRathmullanRTElast_img read more

Mardi Gras pickleball tournament held in Red Bluff

first_imgRed Bluff >> Betsy Palubeski hosted the first Mardi Gras Pickleball Tournament Feb. 11 at the Lincoln Street tennis courts. Sixteen players participated and LeRoy Weighall was the tournament director.The winning team was made up of Cathy D’Ulisse, Diane Tucci, Kateland Weighall and Rita Weighall.Other players included Jody Johnson, Nora Sabhlok, Carmel Growney, Missy Dominick, Chelsea Kingston, Kathleen Farren, Betsy Palubeski, Mary Jacobson, Betty Lasley, Sherrie Weigle, Michele Gunsauls …last_img

Camera Matching in Premiere Pro and After Effects

first_imgSource Footage – Footage I Want to Use as My Reference to Match To I was asked by a client recently how to color match cameras in Adobe After Effects and/or Premiere Pro QUICKLY!  Here’s what I did.Their request got me thinking…Time (as we all know) is money.  Having cameras, footage or images that simply don’t match means we need to bring them into a color grading or video editing application and spend valuable time matching which increases the cost to us. So, is there a quick way to do this process?  Is there a simple solution that will save us time and money and give high quality results fast? That question led me to find RE:Match by software maker RE:Vision Effects.  Not quite a one click solution but not far off!First, I need to get this out up-front: there is a cost for this app.  However, in my opinion when you take into account the amount of time this plug-in is going to save you the cost is well worth it. At the time of writing this blog, for the basic version it will cost you $89.95.  There is also a Pro version available which includes an additional plugin called “RE:Match Stereo” (to match stereoscopic 3D footage).  This additional feature is an essential time saver for anyone making 3D productions, but it does boost the overall price to $329.95. Check out the RE:Vision site for more pricing details.  Note, this is not a sponsored post.  I’m simply a big fan of the timesaving power of this handy tool!You can also download a demo version from the RE:Vision website (see the link at the end of this post) which will show you how well this plug-in works with your own images and footage (although for obvious reasons it will watermark the results until you purchase a licence).In this post we’ll show a post production workflow using the Standard Version ($89.95).  This version includes the “RE:Match Color” module which is a quick and simple solution to match footage and images in seconds.Color Matching in Premiere Pro & After EffectsOnce the RE:Match plugin is installed it becomes available in both Premiere Pro and After Effects and works in a very similar way in both applications.RE:Match Color in After Effects RE:Match Color in Première ProHow RE:Match WorksYou apply RE:Match to the footage that you want to modify. Once applied to a clip simply tell RE:Match what asset in your sequence or composition it should match by specifying a ‘source’ layer or video clip.  For most of your shots that should be all you need to do.Here’s an example. I have a piece of footage…Target Footage – Footage That Needs to be Treated Change ‘Get Color From’ To ‘2. Reference’ Layer (AE)End Result From This One Change!The above example is for After Effects.  Color matching in Premiere Pro works similarly, but there are a few ‘gotchas’ that you need to be aware of.Note that I have added the reference shot (the shot to match our target footage to) to Video 2 and turned off the eyeball for that track. RE:Match doesn’t need to have the visibility of the track on to work. But it does need footage or a still image the same length as the Target track to work with standard settings.Source/Target Layers in a Premiere Pro Sequence Settings in Premiere – Video 2 is selected in the Drop-Down While the two video tracks overlap the results are the same as you get in After Effects. The problem then comes when you continue over the target clip when there isn’t any reference or source footage over (or under) it.No Source Footage Over (or Under) the Target FootageTarget Footage in PP When There Isn’t Any Source FootageAs you can see, if there isn’t sufficient reference or source footage the end result will be unusable unless you change another option in RE:Match in Premiere Pro. In After Effects, it seems that RE:Match will continue to use the last frame of the reference footage even when it has ended, but this doesn’t seem to be the default behavior in Première Pro.There is a quick solution for this issue: Go to the ‘Frame to Match’ settings and change them to ‘Match to still 1 (2, 3, 4)’. Next, open up the ‘Still Settings’ section and in the ‘Set Still Time’ drop-down select ‘Store still 1 (2, 3, 4) time’.  This will take the last frame of the reference clip and use that as a reference for the rest of the shot (just like happens in After Effects by default).You can actually see what frame is being used as a reference if you drop-down the ‘Transfer Method’ and select ‘Show image used to get color from’ at the bottom of the list.Seeing the Reference FrameIn addition, you also have the ability to use two different color spaces which is helpful for different types of problems you may get with clips. RGB is great when the problems are more in the luminance area while LAB color space is designed to work better with clips that have hue differences.As I have said before, for most of your images and clips the default settings are going to work just fine. But for those items that can prove a little more awkward there are a few more options such as the ability to do some Pre-Adjustment as well as being able to Blend with the Original image to ‘pull-back’ some of the original if you need it.Lastly, there’s a lovely little feature that allows you to be selective of the range of a clip or image you want to sample using the ‘Window Match’ tools. While you may not need to use this very often, it is a very helpful tool to get rid of – or just select – specific parts of a clip for better results.Pre-Adjustment and Window Controls SettingsThankfully, the manual that comes with RE:Match is user friendly and the plug-in itself quick and intuitive – although slightly more so in After Effects than Premiere Pro in my opinion.  Notwithstanding, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to Premiere Pro users as well.One idea that has crossed my mind for Premiere Pro users would be to export a still image of the reference shot you would like to use and then re-import that into your project and simply trim it out to the length of the clip you want to cover. That way you will have a consistent reference – being a still image that won’t change – and it will be simple to trim.Download RE:Match Color Matching Plugins for Premiere and After EffectsHow are you doing your color matching in Premiere Pro and AE?Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments!last_img read more

Expectation of excellence apparent for Ohio State baseball

Then-freshman outfielder Tim Wetzel (31) takes an at bat during a game against Illinois May 26, 2011, at Bill Davis Stadium. OSU lost, 5-4.Lantern file photoA feeling of rejuvenation came over the Woody Hayes Athletic Center as the pitching staff of the Ohio State baseball team took the turf to begin practice.After earning the No. 2 seed in the Big Ten Tournament last year, only to miss out on the NCAA Tournament, the team is looking to take care of some unfinished business.Redshirt-junior pitcher and first baseman Josh Dezse, a third-team Louisville Slugger preseason All-American selection, said the team is aiming to get back in the spotlight this year.“We didn’t have a bunch of little goals,” Dezse said. “Our main goal is to go out and represent Ohio State in the National Tournament this year.”The program has enjoyed a resurgence under Greg Beals, who was named head coach in June 2010. The Buckeyes’ record has increased each year under his leadership and, even after coming so close to winning the Big Ten last year, Beals said he expects they should be an improved club this season.“Our goals, right now, are just to keep getting better. This is a younger team, but a talented team,” Beals said. “Our mentality is to win today.”The youth he is referring to can be largely found in the pitching staff. The team lost all three members of its starting rotation from last season. Losing that many innings from the rotation could be worrisome to most teams, but pitching coach Mike Stafford didn’t seem bothered by it.“We have a whole mess looking like they’re ready for some competition,” Stafford said.Freshmen pitchers Zach Farmer, Travis Lakins, Tanner Tully and Adam Niemeyer were specifically mentioned by Stafford as some of the young guns who are ready to bring some heat.Junior catcher Aaron Gretz said he doesn’t think the players’ inexperience will be a problem at all.“I think we’re going to have as good or an even better pitching staff than last year,” Gretz said. “Talent-wise I think they’re right there to being one of the top in the nation.”While the rotation will start out with some new faces, the bullpen brings some star power late into games, specifically in junior pitcher and closer Trace Dempsey. Dempsey, who joins Dezse on the third team All-American list, finished last season with a Big Ten-best 17 saves. As long as the starters keep opposing offenses at bay and Dempsey continues to show an ability to come in and slam the door at the end of the game, opponents could have a very difficult time scoring runs this season.The offense looks to put a lot of runs on the scoreboard at Bill Davis Stadium. Sophomore infielders Jacob Bosiokovic and Troy Kuhn, and junior outfielder Pat Porter, return after finishing in the top five in batting average last season. They also receive a boost from Dezse, who missed all of last season with a stress reaction in his back.With the team set to begin play in just over three weeks, it is time to stop talking about goals and start chasing them.“There’s no magical potion that you sprinkle on. It’s just good old blood, sweat and tears,” Beals said. “We have an expectation level … Ohio State has an expectation level of excellence. Combine the two of those and I think it broods for success.”The Buckeyes are scheduled to begin play in Port Charlotte, Fla., Feb. 14 against Connecticut as part of the Snowbird Classic. read more

Official Guaita signs for Crystal Palace

first_imgCrystal Palace have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Vicente Guaita on a free transfer with his contract at Getafe set to expire at the end of the monthThe 31-year-old becomes Roy Hodgson’s first signing of the summer and will officially join the Premer League side on a three-year deal on July 1.Before joining Getafe in 2014, Guaita played over 100 games for La Liga giants Valencia.“We are delighted to sign one of La Liga’s best goalkeepers and pleased that we beat off the competition for his signature,” Palace chairman Steve Parish told the club website.Joel Ward, Crystal PalaceHow Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.“We very much look forward to Vicente joining in pre-season training and helping us push on in the Premier League.”The Spaniard kept 12 clean sheets for Getafe last season as the side finished eighth in their first season back in La Liga.Los Azulones have since announced the signing of Joel Robles from Everton on a free transfer.last_img read more

Sprocati Deiola join Parma

first_imgParma have officially completed the signing of Mattia Sprocati from SS Lazio.The midfielder will join up with the newly promoted Serie A side on loan but the club have option to make the deal a permanent one. Sprocati signed a new five-year deal with the eternal city club back in June, after spending time on loan with Salernitana, which also owned by current Lazio president Claudio Lotito.“S.S Lazio announces it has sold the player Mattia Sprocati to Parma Calcio 1913 on loan with an option to buy,” a brief statement on the Aquile’s website confirms, as quoted by Football Italia.Parma’s coach is delighted after Sunday’s win Manuel R. Medina – September 2, 2019 According to Parma manager, Roberto D’Aversa, the team played well even after having so many difficulties in the first half of the match.Sprocati was on Parma’s books from 2012 to 2015, but he never made an appearance and was released when the club went bankrupt. The Ducali also confirmed the signing of Alessandro Deiola from Cagliari on a straight loan deal.Parma are back in the top tier of Italian football after suffering relegation to the Serie C, the third-tier of Italian football after the club went into administration due to bankruptcy.last_img read more

Report Galatasaray eye a move for Gary Cahill

first_imgGalatasaray are reportedly keen on the prospect of making a January bid for Chelsea captain Gary CahillThe 32-year-old defender finds himself out of favour at Stamford Bridge under new manager Maurizio Sarri.Cahill has made just three appearances for Chelsea this season with one of those coming in the Premier League.The England international’s current deal at Chelsea will expire at the end of this season and it’s understood that he’s considering his options for 2019.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.West Ham United have been touted as a potential destination for Cahill.But Turkish-Football claims that Galatasaray have made Cahill their number one January target.The Turkish giants feel that Cahill’s experience will be a great asset to them at Istanbul.Since arriving in 2011 from Bolton Wanderers, Cahill has made 285 appearances for Chelsea and he’s won two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and the Champions League.last_img read more