Manchester United unveil official spirits partner

first_img0Shares0000The partnership was revealed to fans in advance of the Club’s first Premier League home game of the 2018/19 season against Leicester City set for this Friday.MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Aug 8 – Ahead of the New English Premier League season which kicks off on Friday, Manchester United has teamed up with luxury blended Scotch whisky, Chivas, in a three-year global partnership.The collaboration will see Chivas and Manchester United join forces to celebrate their collective belief that blended is better – in life, football and Scotch. The partnership was revealed to fans in advance of the Club’s first Premier League home game of the 2018/19 season against Leicester City set for this Friday.Throughout the season, Chivas will be collaborating with Manchester by encouraging fans to celebrate the blend that makes them unique, and showing that when players collaborate with their teammates they can achieve the greatest success.The partnership will be brought to life through a 360 campaign activated across all touchpoints globally from August 2018. Chivas branding will also be displayed on digital perimeter boards at Old Trafford as well as throughout the stadium from the first game on Friday.“Partnering with Manchester United was therefore a natural fit; we both firmly believe that great things can be achieved when we come together – from balancing the perfect blend of malt and grain whiskies that go into our Scotch, to using the perfect combination of players’ skills on the pitch to create a winning team,” Jean-Christophe Coutures, Chairman and CEO at Chivas Brothers, commented.Manchester United Group Managing Director Richard Arnold added;“Manchester United’s history is built on teamwork and we embrace Chivas’ belief that ‘blended is better.’ Our success both on and off the pitch allows us to bring together the best mix of people who help to make our Club the global name it is today.”0Shares0000(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgPICTURE SPECIAL: DUNFANAGHY AUGUST FAIR PARADE was last modified: August 2nd, 2014 by John2Share 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:2014August Fair ParadedonegalDunfanaghypicture speciallast_img


first_imgDonegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue says small farmers will suffer because of the Government’s failure to deliver a tangible GLAS scheme for farming families. Applications for the second tranche of the programme opened this month, but a number of changes mean that farmers will not be able to claim anywhere near the €5,000 maximum allowable under the scheme.Deputy McConalogue commented, “This GLAS programme is a bad deal for farmers in Donegal. Average payments under the second tranche are likely to be much lower than the first round, and are expected to be between €1,500 and €2,000, mainly down to the reduction in the maximum land eligible under Low Input Permanent Pasture (LIPP). In fact, many agricultural planners predict that farmers will only be able to reach around €3,000 under round 2 of the programme, compared to the €5,000 maximum payment under GLAS 1. “This will have a particular impact on sheep and commonage farmers in Donegal, and the low take-up rate in the first tranche of the scheme is set to be repeated this time around. The change to LIPP will make it more problematic for low income cattle and sheep farmers to secure the maximum funding under the scheme.“It’s clear that Minister Simon Coveney has tried to dilute this programme by putting in new restrictions which will limit the number of farmers that are eligible to apply as well as reducing the amount of funding available to them. Farmers have already experienced huge problems with the GLAS scheme, which is evident in the low take up numbers. The levels are particularly low among commonage farmers, with fewer than 20% of the country’s 15,000 commonage farmers having applied for the scheme.“This Government has turned its back on rural Ireland and small farms in particular. The new restrictions set out in the second phase of the GLAS programme will continue to chip away at farm families endangering their livelihoods”.DONEGAL FARMERS WILL LOSE OUT UNDER GLAS – McCONALOGUE was last modified: October 9th, 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:donegalfarmersGLASlast_img read more

Man headbutted social worker who called to home

first_imgA man headbutted a social worker after she called to his home in Letterkenny for an appointment.Patrick Mongan was due to appear at Letterkenny District Court charged with assault at Cashel Park on February 16th, 2018. The court heard that social workers had called to the family home for an appointment with Mrs Mongan.While there Mongan returned to the house and was drunk and got into an altercation with the social workers.He became abusive and was asked to leave but he headbutted one of the social workers with a glancing blow.He was arrested and charged with a Section 2 assault.His solicitor Donagh Cleary told the court that his client in his 30s, struggles with alcohol and is currently undertaking an anger management course.He was not in course as he had a medical appointment in Dublin with his wife.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until October 17th to get a victim impact statement from the social worker injured during the attack.Man headbutted social worker who called to home was last modified: September 20th, 2019 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:courtheadbuttPatrick Mongansocial workerlast_img read more

“We will have to be at our best” says Boyle in lead up to U19 FAI Quarter-Final

first_imgFinn Harps go into this afternoon’s FAI National U19 Elite quarter-final in Bishopstown (1.00pm) with a number of excellent performances in recent weeks but they will need to be at their very best to knockout the Leesiders according to manager Joe Boyle. “Cork are in a rich vain of form with an excellent recent UEFA Youth League away draw to HJK Helsinki. They play the return leg at home on 19th of October. They have also secured the Enda McGill U19 Cup with a 2-0 victory over St Pats last month” said Boyle who is under no illusions about the scale of the challenge that is ahead of the visitors who traveled south yesterday.The Harps boss will look to the experience gained throughout the season and the team’s positive approach as strengths that he hopes will turnover the Munster side. “We will require big performances from our back-four and goalkeeper to keep things tight. At the other end I will be looking to Declan Sharkey and Gareth Doherty to create the chances” Boyle said.This afternoon’s match is a repeat of last year’s quarter-final where Cork produced a scintillating second half performance to win the tie comfortably.Harps have retained all of the squad from last year apart from Milford man Darragh Black. He has been replaced by the exciting winger Alex Carolan.“Our U19’s have developed well over the course of the season and a large number of the players are training weekly with the first team squad. BJ Banda and Mark Coyle have seen first team action this month and were in the subs last night against Bray along with one of our U19 keepers Tommy Lee McCarron” Boyle said. The manager has confirmed that both Simon McGlynn and Luke Nelis will all miss today’s match through injury while Jeaic McKelvey is in Dublin with the Ulster team for the FAIS Schools Inter-provincials.A massive thanks to McGettigan’s for their support with logistics for this game.“We will have to be at our best” says Boyle in lead up to U19 FAI Quarter-Final was last modified: October 8th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:FAIfinn harpsFootballJoe BoyleQuarter final.u19last_img read more

Yahoo adding phone feature

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – Yahoo Inc. is entering a suddenly crowded field, offering Skype-like capabilities through its instant-messaging service that will let people dial regular phone numbers using their computers or receive calls from conventional phones. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company has not set a firm date for the availability of the new paid features to the mostly free Yahoo Messenger service but indicated the launch was imminent. Yahoo’s addition of computer-to-phone capabilities follows a similar retooling of the rival AOL Instant Messenger service from Time Warner Inc. in October. It also comes just as Skype is revamping its popular service with video calling, a feature that’s been available through Yahoo Messenger for several years, though only for computer-to-computer calls. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals In a similar vein, Sony Corp. introduced a free Internet-based phone service last month with an emphasis on visual calling that the company hopes will fuel sales of its video equipment. Yahoo’s new “Phone Out” option enables users to call regular and mobile phones for one cent per minute in the United States and two cents a minute to about 30 other countries, including calls to Argentina, Australia, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Korea. On the flip side, users can sign up for a traditional phone number to receive unlimited calls to their computers from anywhere for a monthly fee of $3 or an annual payment of about $30. The same services at Skype, which was acquired by Internet auctioneer eBay Inc. for $2.6 billion in October, are 2.3 cents per minute for computer-to-phone calls to about 25 countries including the United States, and about $35 a year for a SkypeIn phone number to receive calls. Yahoo’s upgrade also includes the addition of a contact search bar for its instant messenger window to make it easier to find people in their buddy lists by typing parts of a name or phone number. last_img read more

Steve Kerr keeping options open on potential adjustments in Game 6

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – As if Warriors coach Steve Kerr did not already feel annoyed.He lamented “we didn’t have a competitive edge and toughness” during the Warriors’ Game 5 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday. He also conceded “we wasted our opportunity” in failing to close out the series and maximize rest for a presumed Western Conference semifinals matchup with …last_img

Wine for Your Heart?  Think Again

first_img“Any heart gains from drinking alcohol in moderation are likely outweighed by the harm, say researchers.”  That’s how a story on BBC News begins that warns that alleged benefits of alcohol for heart health may not be trustworthy.  A New Zealand team investigated earlier scientific studies that purported to show benefits of drinking in moderation, and found that “the way the studies were carried out did not allow the researchers to be able to say with certainty that the findings could not due to other factors rather than solely the amount of alcohol consumed.”  This did not mean that health benefits have been falsified – only unconfirmed.  Meanwhile, the known harms of alcohol may outweigh any benefits.  “If so, the public health message is clear,” the article warns.  “Do not assume there is a window in which the health benefits of alcohol are greater than the harms – there is probably no free lunch.”  One theory keeps getting more and better confirmation, though: exercise is good for the heart.  See the latest example on EurekAlert.The science is inconclusive that there are any coronary benefits to alcohol consumption, but the harms are well known.  It may just be that alcoholics tend to have clean arteries.  There are two lessons in articles like this: (1) much of what we think we know is wrong, and (2) scientific findings are tentative.  The assumption that wine is healthy has been going around since the 1960s and 1970s.  How many people have been led to believe that they should drink wine more often for good health?  How many following that line got drawn into alcoholism, or swamped any gains with greater harms?  This is not to take a hard-line position on who is right, but just to remind everyone that some claims by scientists may be based on flawed studies.    If you choose to drink during the holidays, don’t claim you do it for health reasons.  The last sentence in the article makes the best sense: “Our advice remains the same – the best way to reduce the risk of heart disease is to quit smoking if you smoke, increase levels of physical activity and eat a healthy balanced diet.”    A reader pointed out that it is not the alcohol, but the antioxidants, that confer upon wine its healthy benefits.  But consumers can find equal or better antioxidants in pomegranates, dark chocolate and many other non-alcoholic foods and drinks.  It would seem most drinkers primarily want the taste of the alcohol, or else there would be a large market for non-alcoholic wine among health-conscious consumers who want the antioxidants without the harm of ethyl alcohol.  Wine consumption still cannot be rationalized, therefore, on claims it is good for the heart.(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Inflation Claim Crumbles into Dust

first_imgThe much-hyped proof of cosmic inflation a few months ago has been discredited, revealing more about how science is done in the media age than about reality.Back in March (3/17/14), champagne was served in the home of Andrei Linde after young scientists brought him proof of cosmic inflation.  A strong polarization signal “consistent” with inflation was declared by the BICEP2 team in Antarctica after their analysis of data from the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation.  News reporters went wild with the “biggest cosmological discovery in decades.”  There was talk of a Nobel Prize for the three gurus of inflation (Guth, Linde, and Starobinsky), and indeed, those three shared the $1 million Kavli Prize shortly afterward.  (See “Inflation Concocted to Avoid a Young, Perfect Universe,” 7/01/14).By May and June, some reporters were backpedaling, taking a “wait and see” attitude, as data from the ESA’s Planck mission, forthcoming in fall, might bridle the enthusiasm.  Those were the wise reporters.  Newly-announced Planck results show a strong likelihood that BICEP2 was flexing its own weakness.  The signal, it turns out, was most likely due to dust in our local galaxy.  Adrian Cho writes for Science Magazine:A crumbling claim that appeared to reveal the workings of the big bang may instead say more about how science is done in an age of incessant news coverage. In March, researchers working with a specialized telescope at the South Pole, known as BICEP2, claimed that by studying the afterglow of the big bang—the so-called cosmic microwave background—they had discovered direct evidence that the newborn cosmos had undergone a bizarre exponential growth spurt known as cosmic inflation. Now, researchers from the European Space Agency’s Planck spacecraft have shown that radiation from dust in our galaxy accounts for some, and possibly all, of the BICEP signal. Curiously, the BICEP and Planck teams took very different tacks in publicizing their results. The BICEP team held a press conference and issued a bold press release. The Planck team did not—because they did not want the press to jump to the conclusion that they had definitively proved the BICEP result wrong.The remaining uncertainty may allow the BICEP team to adopt its own “wait and see” attitude and still hold out hope.  Michael Slezak at New Scientist is not so charitable, putting the worst possible spin on the Planck results:Inflation is dead, long live inflation! The very results hailed this year as demonstrating a consequence of inflationary models of the universe – and therefore pointing to the existence of multiverses – now seem to do the exact opposite. If the results can be trusted at all, they now suggest inflation is wrong, raising the possibility of cyclic universes that existed before the big bang.The proof of inflation has become proof of non-inflation?  That’s what David Parkinson of the University of Queensland is now claiming from his own analysis of the results.  Slezak reports:  “Counter to what the BICEP2 collaboration said initially, Parkinson’s analysis suggests the BICEP2 results actually rule out any reasonable form of inflationary theory.”  But there are several inflationary models.  How many of them have been ruled out?  “Most of them, to be honest,” replied Parkinson.The smart money is now betting on the Planck bandwagon, leaving BICEP in the dust.  As if it couldn’t get worse for the inflation bandwagon, Slezak brings in another hostile witness:Paul Steinhardt of Princeton University, who helped develop inflationary theory but is now scathing of it, says this is potentially a blow for the theory, but that it pales in significance with inflation’s other problems.Steinhardt says that the models are oversimplified, for one thing, and for another, once inflation starts, they can’t stop it.  It breaks up into an infinite number of universes, where anything and everything can happen.  So instead of providing understanding to science, it “predicts everything”—anything that is conceivable happens somewhere.  Isn’t that a strength, rather than a weakness?  No, Steinhardt explains:Steinhardt says the point of inflation was to explain a remarkably simple universe. “So the last thing in the world you should be doing is introducing a multiverse of possibilities to explain such a simple thing,” he says. “I think it’s telling us in the clearest possible terms that we should be able to understand this and when we understand it it’s going to come in a model that is extremely simple and compelling. And we thought inflation was it – but it isn’t.”It hardly seems desirable, therefore, for the BICEP2 to cling to any remaining hope that further refinements of the Planck results will support inflation.  Who would want a theory that does the opposite of what science is supposed to do?We’re wondering why Guth & Linde didn’t get the Ig Nobel Prize.  Has there ever been a crazier idea than inflation put forth in the name of science?  Actually, yes; New Scientist reminds us of Hugh Everett, a sophomoric (wise fool) atheist who misused his God-given brain power to suppose that every quantum choice spins off another universe (the “many-worlds” interpretation of quantum mechanics).  That’s another example of what we shall call the Guth Goof: concocting a solution to a problem that makes the problem infinitely worse.  Read again how Alan Guth (Grand Unified Theory Huckster) ran from the light of a perfect, young universe into the darkness of his own imagination (7/01/14; read also 5/17/14 to see he’s not alone). 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