All roads lead to Kelly’s Diner this Rally Weekend – Win Free Food!

first_imgOver the years, Kelly’s Diner at Mountain Top Letterkenny has cemented itself as the main food pitstop for all rally goers.With a limited-edition burger for every Rally, they’ve outdone themselves this year with two new bad boys. The Twincam and the Lambo! The Twincam, €16.95 boasts two juicy 6oz Burgers, with grilled cheese, bacon and onion rings. The Lambo, €18.95, king of them all is a 6oz Burger sandwiched between two crispy chicken fillets! Both are served with skinny fries and a soda!Check out their special message below for all those attending The Joule Donegal International Rally this weekend:You won’t be beaten for value when it comes to Kelly’s Diner. Their €5 Early Bird Breakfast is known all around Ireland and is served with tea, coffee and toast. The world-famous Jake’s Burgers have been getting bigger and better with over 14 choices and Jakes Friday Deal being the only way to kick off the weekend.You can’t come to Donegal and not do Steak Saturday at Kelly’s. A succulent 8oz Sirloin Steak with all the trimmings for only €11. 10oz and 12oz options also available at €14 and €16! You couldn’t beat it!If you miss Mammy’s Sunday roast don’t worry, Kelly’s Diner do a mean Sunday Dinner for only €10.95.GIVEAWAYThey’ve gone the extra mile and are giving one lucky winner free food for 2 from Friday to Sunday!That’s Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for the whole weekend! Enter via this post on Facebook (Click Here) to be in with your chance of winning.Don’t be a fool and put the foot on the peddle and get to Kelly’s Diner this Rally Weekend!All roads lead to Kelly’s Diner this Rally Weekend – Win Free Food! was last modified: June 19th, 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:burgersdonegal rallyKelly’s Dinerkelly’s mountain toplast_img read more

Plans submitted for €40M Letterkenny Community Nursing Unit

first_imgThe Health Service Executive has today welcomed the next phase of the development of Letterkenny Community Nursing Unit. The planning application for the building, which is estimated at €37.8M, has been submitted and it is anticipated that granting of planning permission for the development will be in early 2020.The development will provide a new 110 bedded unit on the site at Kilmacrennan Road, Knocknamona, Letterkenny. John Hayes, Chief Officer for Community Healthcare Organisation Area 1 (Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan and Sligo) welcomed this development.“This is a major development for the provision of healthcare for our older population in Letterkenny and surrounding areas providing dementia care, long term and short-term care with rehabilitation facilities to meet the changing needs of our older people.“It will provide capacity to cater for the increasing needs of community nursing beds and will integrate and support care needs with Letterkenny University Hospital,” he said.Artist’s Impression Letterkenny Community Nursing Unit The proposed development will comprise of a community nursing unit / residential care unit totalling 9400sqm in gross floor area.The building comprises of 110 beds including a mix of long stay, short stay / rehabilitation and dementia uses with associated resident accommodation including dining rooms, kitchenettes, resident areas with family overnight room, visitor’s room, treatment room, hairdresser’s salon etc.There are also internal courtyard and terrace spaces; associated back of house areas including kitchen and laundry rooms, staff accommodation and ancillary offices; and all associated site and development works including landscaping and site services, and an ESB sub-station.This project was designed by MCA Architects (Dublin).The 110 bedded unit will consist of 102 ensuite single bedrooms, four twin bedrooms in a combination of long stay, short stay and dementia wards with rehabilitation facilities.The development at Letterkenny is part of an overall national bundle of Community Nursing Units being developed through a Public Private Partnership. It is anticipated that the units will be operational by 2022.  The estimated net construction cost of the Community Nursing Unit is currently €37.8 million.Plans submitted for €40M Letterkenny Community Nursing Unit was last modified: December 11th, 2019 by Dionne MeehanShare 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:DevelopmentdonegalHSEletterkennyLetterkenny Community Nursing Unitlast_img read more

The Red Queen Did Not Invent Sex

first_imgA Darwinian story just died.  One of the evolutionary stories for the origin of sex is the “Red Queen” hypothesis.  Named after a character in Alice in Wonderland, it is the idea that an organism must continually change just to stay the same, like running and getting nowhere.  Technically, it states that “sexual reproduction is maintained because it improves a species’ ability to respond to a changing biotic environment.”  First proposed by Van Valen in 1973, it has been a favorite among competing hypotheses for the origin of sex.    Otto and Nuismer, publishing in the May 14 issue of Science,1 investigated this hypothesis with a population genetics model and found it wanting.  Their abstract summarizes, “Our results show that species interactions typically select against sex.  We conclude that, although the Red Queen favors sex under certain circumstances, it alone does not account for the ubiquity of sex.”  (For more on the origin of sex, see 05/12/2004 commentary.)1Sarah P. Otto and Scott L. Nuismer, “Species Interactions and the Evolution of Sex,” Science, Vol 304, Issue 5673, 1018-1020, 14 May 2004, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1094072].How long do we have to watch Charlie shoot himself in the foot before we conclude he should not run for Sheriff?    Montana teachers, beware!  Do not quote this paper in biology class.  Since it casts doubt on the Darwinian paradigm, it’s against the law (see 05/13/2004 headline).(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Quick Tip: The Real Numbers Behind Wireless Video Feeds

first_imgConsidering a wireless video feed for your next project? Find out how to maximize this tool on set with this brief guide.Cover image via Teradek.A wireless video feed is a fantastic tool on any set. Being able to monitor your image without the hindrance of cabling is a huge logistical advantage. However, when you begin working with wireless video options for the first time, it can be overwhelming. Let’s take a minute to talk about transmission distances and the joy of a cable-free environment.Why Go WirelessA standard cable is reliable and much easier to set up than a wireless feed. However, going wireless obviously has some advantages. For example, being wireless for gimbal work gives you freedom to move around without the disruption of monitor cabling. Also, going wireless can make production go a lot smoother for everyone on set.Wireless OptionsThere are tons of great companies and wireless brands that offer great feeds. However, one of the most popular on the market (and in rental houses) is Teradek. Teradek makes a wide range of wireless video feed options for every type of production.The Teradek Cube transmits H.264 proxy files directly to an app you can easily display on an iPad or a phone. This format is great when you have lots of eyes on your set but don’t have the budget to rent multiple monitors.The Teradek Bolt series is the ideal way to wirelessly send a video feed to a director’s monitor or a focus monitor. The bolt ranges from a 300 all the way up to a 3000. The numbers indicate how far the device can transmit — in feet. (That number depends on an ideal scenario involving wide open fields with zero interference.)Typically, cutting the number in half, to 1500 in an open-field scenario, will give you the best results. If you’re mostly indoors, then you can cut that number again in half to 750. So, with a Bolt 3000, you can typically get the best performance at 1500 feet outdoors and 750 indoors. However, this is definitely not a science.I was recently on a shoot with a Teradek Bolt 3000, and video village was only 75 feet away. Once we closed the metal door at the location, we lost the feed. So, when it comes to working with wireless video feeds, flexibility is ideal.Image via Teradek.Have OptionsI always carry BNC/SDI cables just in case wireless video ever goes down (and it inevitably will). It’s a smart choice to have a hardwire option just in case you need it.Overall, wireless video is a fantastic tool for cinematographers and their fellow crewmembers. It gives you the ability to monitor your image at a distance without getting in anyone’s way.Looking for more info on video production gear? Check out these articles.Why Cinema Lenses Will Improve Your Next Film ProjectARRI Delivers a Knockout With Its First Large Format Camera SystemThe Comprehensive Guide To Building Your Own Video Editing PCA Look at the ARRI/Zeiss Master and Ultra Prime LensesDJI Expands Its Fleet with the Mavic Airlast_img read more

Benzema-inspired Real Madrid stun Bayern Munich in UCL semis

first_imgReal Madrid’s Benzema reacts after scoring his goal against Bayern Munich on Wednesday Karim Benzema’s goal gave Real Madrid a 1-0 first-leg victory over title holder Bayern Munich on Wednesday, but the nine-time champions may live to regret the missed chances in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal.Madrid endured plenty of pressure in the first leg match, but scored from a 19th-minute counter-attack. Cristiano Ronaldo found Fabio Coentrao speeding down the left flank and Benzema steered his low cross past goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.Ronaldo returned from a left leg injury but missed a number of scoring opportunities before eventually giving way to Gareth Bale, who had started on the bench after battling with flu.Bayern pressed for an equalizer in the closing stages, forcing Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas to deny Mario Goetze in the 84th minute while fellow substitute Thomas Mueller had no better luck with his late effort from inside the area.But Madrid should have extended its lead ahead of Tuesday’s return leg in Germany, as the team bids to end a three-season semifinal losing streak and reach the final for the first time since winning in 2002.”If you want to do damage, you have to go for the victory – because 1-0 is not definitive,” Madrid defender Sergio Ramos said as he looked ahead to a tough second leg match. “But it’s a good result to take to Munich.”Atletico Madrid or Chelsea await in the May 24 final in Lisbon, with the pair playing to a scoreless draw in their first-leg match on Tuesday.advertisementPep Guardiola endured his first loss at the Bernabeu as coach after seven previous visits with Barcelona, and at times the encounter took on the appearance of a “clasico” with Madrid looking to capitalize on the break while the visitors controlled play.”Madrid thrives off the counter attack, Madrid is the best team in the world on the counter,” Guardiola said. “They get back as fast as they go forward, they’re athletes.”Madrid’s defense did well to contain Bayern in its area and then break quickly, but the Spanish club squandered its other chances after Benzema broke the deadlock.Ronaldo, who looked uncomfortable at times despite passing a late fitness test, followed up a sharp header at Neuer with a first-time shot from Luka Modric’s perfect pass in the 26th minute – only for his effort to fly high over the top with just the Germany ‘keeper to beat.Madrid dug in and did well to clear many of Bayern’s best opportunities as it controlled three-quarters of possession in the first half. The German champions found space between the lines and combined some swift passing movements, with Franck Ribery picking out Arjen Robben inside the area in the 39th.But Madrid weathered each buildup before surging forward, with Angel Di Maria gathering a loose ball at the right post only to wildly shoot over Neuer before halftime.After the break, Neuer had to dive low to keep out Ronaldo’s angled shot after a Bayern defensive mix-up.Ronaldo forced Neuer into another low save before giving way to Bale, who energized Madrid’s attack with his pace. The Welshman was playing for the first time since his stunning winner in Madrid’s 2-1 victory over Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final.”It’s been 20 days Cristiano hasn’t been 100 percent, so it was a sacrifice for him. It couldn’t have been easy for Cristiano tonight,” said Ancelotti, who remained unbeaten against Bayern with his fifth win in seven meetings. “But Cristiano and Bale will be 100 percent” for the return, the Italian coach added.Guardiola brought on Mueller and Goetze for the final quarter and Mueller nearly equalized with a rising shot in the 81st. A chance then fell to Goetze in the Madrid area but Casillas reacted well to stop the German’s powerful volley.”They had chances to score more goals, definitely,” said Guardiola. “We probably should have created a few more scoring chances. (But) they have a very good defense.”Bayern had gone 29 matches without scoring coming into the 20th meeting between the storied European rivals, and will still rate its chances of reaching a third straight final with the return leg at home.last_img read more