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iRADIO’S DAVE O’CONNOR FOR KILDARRAGH FAIR GIG TONIGHT

first_imgHE’S probably the most popular radio presenter in the North West.And tonight iRadio’s Dave O’Connor is the special guest DJ at the Kildarragh Fair.He takes to the stage just after midnight in the Marquee – after a day of fun-filled events. The popular breakfast show presenter – famous for his on-air wind-ups – is set to attract hundreds of fans to tonight’s gig. iRADIO’S DAVE O’CONNOR FOR KILDARRAGH FAIR GIG TONIGHT was last modified: August 10th, 2013 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:dave o’connoriRADIOlast_img read more

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Ndugwa strikes late to send Vipers into Cup quarters

first_img Tags: Abraham NdugwaKiboga Youngstanbic uganda cuptopvipers sc Ndugwa (right) in action against Kiboga Young on Saturday (Photo by Vipers Media)Stanbic Uganda Cup – Round of 16Vipers SC 1-0 Kiboga Young St. Mary’s Stadium, KitendeSaturday, 16-02-2019KITENDE – Vipers escaped a potential banana skin, defeating Kiboga Young 1-0 at the St. Mary’s Stadium on Saturday evening.In one of the three Uganda Cup matches played on Saturday, it was substitute Abraham Ndugwa who stole the headlines with a classy finish 9 minutes from time.In a first half that saw limited clear-cut chances created by both side, Dan Sserunkuma missed a sitter as he failed to convert from an open goal.He was, 7 m8nutes into the second, replaced by Tito Okello as Vipers pressed to find a much needed break through.It was more about changes for the home side as Ndugwa and Joseph Janjali replaced Karim Niyigizimana and Deigo Hamis Kizza later on in the half.All three changes were meant to add fire power upfront for the home side and would later have a telling impact.With 9 minutes of the clock, Okello set up Ndugwa who lofted the ball over Kiboga goalkeeper Sharif and into the back of the net to send the few Vipers fans in attendance into wild jubilation.It was the former Maroons’s Captain’s third goal of the competition after striking twice in the Round of 32 elimination of Kansai Plascon last month.Martin Sseruwagi, a bow-legged entity who graduated from the famous Kampala Kids League (KKL) programme was a thorn in the foot of Vipers for long spells of the game but could not spur the Big League outfit to a famous upset of the three time winners.The slender victory see Vipers reach the quarter finals of the competition and move to within three victories of winning a first Uganda Cup since 2016.On the same day, BUL humbled Bukedea Town Council 4-1 at the FUFA Technical Center and Nebbi Central ejected surprise package Nkambi Coffee 1-0 in Nebbi.The Uganda Cup round of 16 matches continue on Sunday when Kitara hosts Kyetume at the Kigaya play-ground.A new champion awaits to be crowned in May after last year’s winners KCCA FC were eliminated by Tooro United in the last 32 round.Other results on Saturday:-BUL FC 4-1 Bukedea town Council FC.-Nebbi Central FC 1-0 Nkambi Coffee FCSunday Fixture:-Proline FC vs Onduparaka FCMonday Fixtures:-Express FC vs Police FC-URA FC VS Bright Stars FCFriday’s results:-Wakiso Giants (4) 0-0 (2) Tooro United.Comments last_img read more

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Sharks suffer a potentially-significant injury in win over Oilers

first_imgEDMONTON, Alberta — The streak of shame came to an end after 24 days.By holding the Edmonton Oilers to just two goals, the Sharks ended a streak in which they surrendered three or more goals in 11 straight games, posting a 4.27 goals-against average over that span.With the win, the Sharks improved to 31-0 on the season when surrendering two or fewer. Captain Joe Pavelski spelled out the big difference in plain terms, tipping his cap to backup goalie Aaron Dell.“Deller was great for us. Made …last_img

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49ers’ George Kittle hurt on first snap, returns to score tying TD

first_img— NFL (@NFL) November 1, 2019On that touchdown — Kittle’s second this season — Jimmy Garoppolo looked to his left, held that look, then hit Kittle across the middle. Kittle beat safety Budda Baker off the line, then stiff-armed him at the 10-yard line while racking up 20 yards after the catch en route to the end zone.Kittle finished the game with six catches for 79 yards and that 30-yard touchdown rumble. He did stay on the sideline for the Niners’ final game-sealing drive.On the game’s first play, Kittle appeared to bang his knee on the helmet of Cardinals star linebacker Chandler Jones in the backfield during a toss play to Tevin Coleman. Hall of Fame QB who once tormented 49ers now sees them as the NFC’s top playoff seed The 49ers’ best player is hurt and it looks not awesome. pic.twitter.com/AbWhm3aiuq— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dieter) November 1, 2019Kittle slammed his fist into the turf while in pain upon landing on the Cardinals’ natural grass. He walked to the 49ers’ sideline for further evaluation in the medical tent, and, in what was a good sign, he then took a seat on the bench rather than being carted to the locker room.Related Articles With a little health and stability, Jimmie Ward finally showing 49ers, NFL what he can do FIRST LOOK: Hip-hop icon E-40 teams with 49ers on new music video After the injury, Kittle was briefly evaluated on the sideline by the 49ers’ medical staff. He was able to return for the start of the 49ers’ second possession. That series, like their first one, did not yield a first down. The second series ended when Garoppolo’s third-and-2 pass to Kittle got broken up by Baker.It was San Francisco’s third series when Kittle, the team’s leading receiver last year and so far in 2019, got his revenge on Baker.–Defensive tackle Arik Armstead came out during the 49ers’ second series and took a knee on the sideline while the medical staff tended to him. Armstead felt he had something stuck in his throat, and he was back in the game in the second quarter.SEASON PASS DIGITAL OFFERIf you have not already, we strongly encourage you to sign up for a digital subscription, which gives you access to all content on the Mercury News and East Bay Times websites. With your support, we can continue bringing these stories — and much more — to your screens. Here’s where to sign up for the season pass: Mercury News, East Bay Times. How much Jimmy G-to-Kittle is too much Jimmy G-to-Kittle? GLENDALE, Ariz. — Tight end George Kittle, the 49ers’ offensive catalyst, injured his left leg on their opening snap of tonight’s game against the Arizona Cardinals.Kittle wasn’t out long, however, and he scored a tying touchdown on a bullish 30-yard reception just before the end of the first quarter.George Kittle: UNSTOPPABLE 😱 @gkittle46 | #GoNiners📺: #SFvsAZ on @NFLNetwork | @NFLonFOX | @PrimeVideoHow to watch: https://t.co/I6INVckndX pic.twitter.com/RL3TnEyqMz 49ers on Wednesday: Where have all the defensive interceptions gone? last_img read more

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Whose tradition is it anyway?

first_imgBridget Hilton-BarberI love those moments, even in the now not-so-new South Africa, when I picture the architect of apartheid, that evil old pig-dog Hendrik Verwoerd, turning in his grave. I had a particularly good one the other day. I was at the Mpumalanga provincial legislature canteen, having lunch with a colleague.Vusi gave himself an enthusiastic helping of mala mogodu (tripe). “I love that they serve traditional food here,” he said. “My wife is gonna be so jealous when she’s what I had for lunch!”The cow’s stomach lining proved too much for a semi-vegetarian mlungu like me, so I went for pap, morogo, mashed sweet pumpkin and a dollop of zingy Indo-African chilli sauce on the side. What a far cry from the days of metaphorical melktert at Tuynhuys, I thought to myself happily. Here in Mpumalanga, there’s not one whiff of nationalist or colonial heritage. Not in the canteen, not in the ethos and most certainly not in the architecture.The officially entitled Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature and Government Complex is one of the most beautiful and modern buildings I have seen. It’s a bold civic expression and a bold defiance of all things Edwardian, Victorian, Calvinist, Baroque or Tudor. There are no broekie-lace verandas, no ornate cornices, no frilly wrought-iron embellishments. There are no sloping Alpine roofs, no Greco-Roman columns or Spanish plaster.The legislature is a sexy, modern and climate-appropriate building. And thankfully, unlike much of Nelspruit and adjoining White River, there is absolutely no trace of Tuscany either. Best of all, it was designed by an Afrikaner-owned firm called Meyer Pienaar Architects. Turn, Verwoerd, turn!Coming in at an impressive 90 000 square metres, the legislature complex was the first major civic building to be commissioned in the new post-1994 democratic South Africa. It is set along the confluence of the Crocodile and Nels River, overlooking the Nelspruit Botanical Gardens.  A series of office buildings hug the tree line along the river in a gentle curve, and the central feature of the complex is the giant parabolic dome, measuring 28 metres in diameter, that houses the provincial parliament.Visually it is an anchor for a place of gathering, says the architects’ website. It is a beehive, a basket, an African leitmotif. There are earth elements, reed elements and glass elements. It uses natural energy to represent not only the spirit of renewal but a culture that cares for the planet and its future.In the weeks leading up to South Africa’s fourth democratic elections that may be pushing it a bit, but for me the point is that the legislature is a wonderful functional and aesthetic space to inhabit. It’s got great décor, good karma, and the sound of water provides a soothing backdrop to the thrum of public servant chatter and the squeal of expensive car tyres. The spaces flow, people actually have to walk around, instead of taking lifts up and down high-rise hideousities.What few people know is that the legislature also houses one of the most comprehensive contemporary collections of South African art in the country, including works by William Kentridge, Esther Mahlangu, Noria Mabasa and Jackson Hlungwane. The nearby House of Traditional Leaders also has a fascinating permanent exhibition. I can just imagine Verwoerd being led humbly through the electronic security gates to view the brilliant art of the natives, gasp!From inside the premier’s office, there are pleasant views across a big granite koppie, so characteristic of the Nelspruit landscape, with the downtown urban skyline in the distance, dominated by the aggressive Absa Square. In front of the legislature complex are lawns studded with acacia trees, fever trees and the odd sprawled out worker in overalls.Sadly this is where it all ends. Next to the Mpumalanga legislature is what they call in urban planning terms, “a commercial satellite node”, which in this case is the Riverside Mall, the Emnotweni Sun and Casino and an American style value mart.  It’s fabulously convenient of course for our conspicuously consumer-driven civil servants, but a horrible exercise in ersatz architecture.Bridget Hilton-Barber is a well-known travel writer based in Limpopo province. She has worked as editor of South African Airways’ inflight magazine Sawubona, debut editor of Lowveld Living, travel correspondent for Radio 702 and travel editor of FairLady magazine. She is the author of seven books.last_img read more

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What’s the Difference Between Energy and Power?

first_imgHow many mystery writers does it take to change a 60-watt lightbulb?Two — one to screw the bulb almost all the way in, and one to provide a surprising twist at the end.How many Energy Solutions columnists does it take to change a 60-watt lightbulb?One — all he does is tell you what a watt is and he doesn’t even change the lightbulb.If you are still with me, dear reader, you have chosen the columnist over the mystery writer. You are brave. (Or if you are just into lightbulb jokes, see my green building lightbulb jokes here.)Chances are, you may be worried about higher energy prices, global warming, energy insecurity, or all of the above and more. You may want to become more aware of your energy use, and become more efficient. A few weeks ago I wrote about radiation terminology; today I’m going to focus on energy terminology. Knowing is half the battle. Watts measure power — kilowatt-hours measure energyWhen you get your utility bill, the electricity you’ve used is measured in kilowatt -hours (kWh). While a watt is a measure of power, a kWh is a measure of energy. Energy is defined as the capacity to do work, such as creating heat, light, or motion. If you run a 60-watt lightbulb for one hour, you’ve used 60 watt-hours, or 0.06 kilowatt-hours, since a kWh is 1,000 watt-hours. In other words, 0.06 kWh is the amount of energy you need to run a lightbulb for an hour.Homes are typically charged only for the electricity they use, measured in kWh. But commercial and industrial facilities also pay “demand charges,” which are calculated based on their peak power draw (usually measured in megawatts, or MW), which compensates the electric utility for ensuring that it has enough power available to meet that demand. Appliances are rated based on powerBoilers and furnaces are also sized based on their heating power, in Btus per hour in the U.S., and in kilowatts elsewhere. A typical residential unit puts out 100,000 Btu/hr (29 kW) while commercial units tend to be much more powerful. A 100,000 Btu/hr boiler burning at full power for a day will produce 2.4 million Btus of heat (700 kWh).How much energy does your entire home or workplace use? Overall energy consumption of buildings, including both electricity and other fuels, is typically counted in million Btus per year (which is usually abbreviated as MMBtu — don’t ask).To get a single whole-building MMBtu number, we have to convert all fuel sources into that unit, and then add them up. You can find conversion ratios for doing this online, which include all fuel sources you might use, such as propane, cordwood, natural gas, coal, and others. The Home Energy Yardstick from the federal Energy Star program makes this really easy. Watts are like miles-per-hourLet’s start with that 60-watt lightbulb. Power is a measure of the rate at which energy flows, and in electrical systems it is measured in watts (W). Watts are basically the miles-per-hour measurement of the electrical world — they tell you how fast the electrons are speeding down the highway. For those who are keeping track, one watt is equivalent to electricity flowing at a rate of one joule per second in the metric system, which is also equivalent to 3.4 Btus per hour.A 60-watt lightbulb will consume electricity at a rate of 60 watts. A laborer working through the day will put out 75 watts of power. A medium-sized car might consume 100,000 watts. (One horsepower is equivalent to 750 watts, so that’s a 286-hp car.) A small gasoline generator puts out 2,000 watts; the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant puts out 650 megawatts, or 650,000,000 watts. Many other pieces of equipment come with power ratings to describe the rate at which they use energy. Is replacing windows a waste of money?Dear Energy Solutions, I have heard that replacing windows is a waste of money. Is that really true? – PaulaDear Paula, A lot of people have the idea that replacing old windows is one of the first things they should do in an energy renovation of an old building. There are a lot of good reasons to replace old windows, and not all of them are about energy. These include aesthetics, maintenance issues, and comfort. (Yes, I consider comfort and energy to be different considerations. It can be very uncomfortable to sit next to an older single- or double-pane window in the winter, but in absolute terms, that window may not be costing you a ton of energy.) Any of these factors, along with overall energy use, may point you toward window replacement.I would slow down and look at other options, however. Analysis of “payback” is tricky, but there are credible calculations showing payback, based on energy saved, for window replacement, of 10–40 years. For most people, that’s a long time. There may be other measures, such as sealing up air leaks, that will improve your comfort and finances much faster. Rehabbing older windows, or simply adding storm windows, can also be very cost-effective, with paybacks of under 10 or even five years.What are your thoughts, questions, or comments on energy metrics, operating a solar array, and replacing windows? Please discuss below.Tristan Roberts is Editorial Director at BuildingGreen, Inc., in Brattleboro, Vermont, which publishes information on green building solutions. Read more Energy Solutions columns, including columns by Alex Wilson, for whom Tristan is filling in, on the Energy Solutions homepage. You can also keep up with Alex’s adventures on sabbatical at ATWilson.com. Getting to know metrics hands-onI got to know some of these metrics hands-on after I installed our solar photovoltaic power system. The system includes a charge controller which takes in power from the solar panels and feeds it to the batteries for storage. The controller includes a digital readout telling me exactly what the system is producing at any given time. I have 1,050 watts of panels, which means that under optimal conditions they are rated to produce that much power.In reality, the power on the readout is constantly changing as the sun and temperature conditions change. Solar panels like it cool, so on a nice cool, sunny April day, I might get a peak reading of 1,365 watts. Right now, with some clouds dancing across the sky, it’s reading 723 watts.As you know, watts measure rate. When you see a [no-glossary]cop[/no-glossary] on the Interstate and take your foot off the gas, you might drop from 70 mph to 65 mph in a few seconds. The same thing with the solar panels and sun. How far you have driven at the end of the day is determined by your average speed, and how long you drove. As I write this, my solar array has been online for 6:01, and has produced 2.13 kWh in that time. That’s about enough power to have done a load of dishes in my dishwasher. Comparing from one building to anotherIn order to compare energy use from one building to another, we typically normalize it by the building’s floor area, giving us energy numbers in thousand Btus per square foot per year (kBtu/ft2·yr). The average onsite energy use for office buildings in the U.S. is 76.3 kBtu/ft2·yr. The average for single-family detached homes is 43.8 kBtu/ft2·yr. (For multi-family homes of five-plus units, it’s 49.5; for mobile homes it’s 73.4 kBtu/ft2·yr. If these numbers look surprisingly high compared with single-family homes, keep in mind that we’re talking per-square-foot, not per-home.If all this feels intimidating, remember that (if you grew up in the U.S.) you’ve managed to master the arbitrary system of inches, feet, and yards. These energy metrics are much simpler!last_img read more

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Wimbledon 2011: Sania-Vesnina advance, Somdev bows out

first_imgIndia’s Sania Mirza and Russia’s Elena Vesnina advanced to the second round of women’s doubles while it was curtains for “Indo-Pak Express” Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, who made a shock first round exit in the men’s doubles.The fourth-seeded pair of Sania and Elena overcame second set resistance from unseeded Anna Chakvetadze of Russia and Melanie Oudin of the United States to win 6-0, 7-6( 4).Sania was doubtful for the doubles events owing to a left knee injury she aggravated during her first round singles loss on Tuesday.Meanwhile, 2010 US Open runners-up Bopanna and Qureshi went down to unseeded Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 6-2, 2-6, 19-21 in a marathon match.Somdev Devvarman, too, crashed out of the second round of men’s singles, losing 2-6, 4-6, 4-6 to 18th seed Mikhail Youzhny of Russia.- With inputs from agenciesFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

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ABS Grants AIP for Hyundai Heavys FPSO Hull Design

first_imgzoom South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has received an Approval in Principle (AIP) for its floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) hull design from classification society ABS.ABS and HHI worked together with the objective of developing a technically feasible and class compliant FPSO hull design, using the latest technologies while maintaining high safety standards.The AIP demonstrates the design substantially complies with Class and Regulatory requirements, giving regulatory agencies and other key stakeholders confidence in the design, according to ABS.The design basis is storing 2 mbbl of crude oil in the barge-shaped hull, applying mainly shipbuilding standards, and combining offshore production facility features, such as a 25-year lifetime without drydocking, and structural reinforcement for topside structure installation.“The newbuilding conversion FPSO hull design can be built for about half the cost as compared to a conventional FPSO hull,” Jae-Eul Kim, HHI Senior Vice President, Shipbuilding Division, said.“In the current difficult energy market, the competitive ready-to-convert FPSO hull, with AIP from ABS, offers a practical approach to floating production units—enabling stakeholders to take confident financial investment decisions,” Kim concluded.last_img read more

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Cornered India seek revival of fortunes in Boxing Day Test

first_imgIndia have an unenviable task of avoiding the prospect of relinquishing their grip on the Border-Gavaskar Trophy when they square off against Australia in the third Test of the four-match series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Friday.Having lost the first two Tests, India would be aware that another loss would help Australia reclaim the coveted trophy they are competing for.But despite the ominous stare at another humiliation and the lopsidedness of the contest that the 2-0 scoreline suggests, it hasn’t been all too easy for the hosts. On the contrary, the series has seen an intriguing contest. The Adelaide Test produced a compelling battle on the backdrop of utmost grief and sadness following the untimely death of Phillip Hughes. Brisbane was an extension of that competitiveness. Also Read – Khel Ratna for Deepa and Bajrang, Arjuna for JadejaFor Australia, it’s simply a matter of producing more of the same at Melbourne despite having to rejig the winning combination due to the absence of the injured Mitchell Marsh. The 25-year-old Joe Burns will take his place, as is fit-again pacer Ryan Harris instead of Michell Starc.Australian skipper Steven Smith on Thursday cleverly intensified the mind games, saying that India are “whingeing and complaining among themselves”, turning the focus towards the visitors’ on the question of sledging. Also Read – Endeavour is to facilitate smooth transition: Shastri“At the moment, the Indians are doing that themselves. They’re doing a lot of whingeing and complaining among themselves. They’re doing it all for us. Hopefully that can hinder them this week,” he said.India though have more pressing issues to address, beginning with the form of opener Shikhar Dhawan and middle-order batsman Rohit Sharma, whose only ‘contribution’ so far has been to fire up opponent pacer Mitchell Johnson with some unsolicitated sledging. He seemed clueless in the middle, a far cry from his record-breaking One-Day International (ODI) knock of 264 at the flat track of Eden Gardens. DhawanÂ’s tour has taken a similar route, with no worthwhile contribution with the bat. But more alarming is the shambolic way in which his arm injury of a spurred up Johnson delivery was handled, giving birth to a petty controversy that threatens to unsettle the team, as a fallout of the usually astute skipper’s surprising ‘unrest’ comment.Dhoni was quick to downplay the effects of his revealing comment, saying reports of a dressing room disquiet were “made up stories”, also defending his team’s ploy of sustained chattering on the field.“There haven’t been any formal complaints from our side so far. If I respond to that, it won’t be an adequate response. I feel a bit of chirping is good on the field. That’s what makes cricket interesting. If the guidelines are followed, I’m not really bothered. The chirping has nothing to do with our performance.”India failed to grab the initiative at the Gabba when Australia were 247 for six, and allowed the tail to wag doggedly, missing a wonderful opportunity to set Australia a more imposing fourth innings target. That should be more painful than the defeat, as they did all the hard work diligently to show that Australia are vulnerable if subjected to pressure.last_img read more

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