All I want for Christmas…. is a TV from Irwin Expert Electrical

first_imgThis week the expert team at Irwin Expert Electrical give us a guide to all their gift options in the TV and Audio Centre.Irwin Expert Electrical retail is part of Expert Group – Ireland’s largest electrical retailer with 67 stores nationwide. Irwin Expert Electrical have been in business for over 40 years and have a state of the art showroom in Letterkenny and a newly renovated showroom in Buncrana.They are continually introducing new brands & new products, giving the consumer more choice, better prices and, according to Declan Irwin, their success is simply down to having the right mix of products and great customer service. Irwin Expert Electrical are the North West’s No. 1 in Home Electrical & Kitchen Appliances. This week we visit their TV and Audio Centre. If you are looking for a TV for any room in your home this Christmas Irwin Expert Expert have everything you need at prices that won’t be beaten. Our TV and Audio Experts are here to help. Here are some Christmas Gift Ideas available at our Showrooms: TV / AUDIO / VIDEOLG Home Theater – A Complete Cinema ExperienceWhether it’s premium TVs, high-quality audio, or smart products, LG brings entertainment to your living room.OLED TVs – LG OLED features the latest panels with bright, self-illuminating pixels and stunning color for the Best TV Ever—with Smart AI ThinQ® & alpha 9 processor—LG OLED TVs create home entertainment unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.NanoCell TVs – Get ready to expand your horizons with a state-of-the-art LG NanoCell TV. Those wide-viewing angles just got better. And the colors? Even richer.Sound Bars – Set up your home theatre without fuss with the range of wireless and Bluetooth connectivity-enabled sound bars that are not only beautiful in design, but offer encapsulating surround sound for perfect movie audio.4K Ultra HD OLED Panasonic Televisions – Bring Hollywood to your Home – 55”, 65” Irwin Expert Electrical have a huge SelectionNew Samsung QLED TV – See every colour, feel every moment.Irwin Expert Electrical’s Christmas Club is open and will be delighted to help you choose the perfect Gift, you can pay in for it & collect by Christmas. They also accept SHOP LK vouchers. They are so thankful to their customers for shopping local and choosing Irwin Expert Electrical as their preferred Home Appliance, TV, Computer Centre & Household Electrical Retail Store for in the North West.Irwin Expert Electrical Letterkenny Showroom – Port Road, Letterkenny (Behind Browne Printers – Opposite Letterkenny Institute of Technology.Irwin Expert Electrical Buncrana Showroom – Maginn Avenue, Buncrana.Follow Us on Facebook : www.facebook.com/irwinexpertAll I want for Christmas…. is a TV from Irwin Expert Electrical was last modified: November 15th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:all i want for christmasgift guideIrwin Expert ElectricalTVslast_img read more

Arsenal v QPR: Rio recalled

first_imgRio Ferdinand is recalled to the QPR starting line-up for the game at Arsenal, with boss Harry Redknapp opting for his preferred 3-5-2 formation. Armand Traore plays against his former club after being a chance at left wing-back in the absence of the injured Yun Suk-Young.For Arsenal, Tomas Rosicky returns to the team after a thigh injury. Arsenal: Szczesny, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Monreal, Gibbs, Flamini, Cazorla, Rosicky, Alexis, Giroud, Welbeck.Subs: Ospina, Chambers, Bellerin, Coquelin, Walcott, Podolski, Campbell . QPR: Green; Onuoha, Ferdinand, Caulker, Isla, Henry, Mutch, Kranjcar, Traore, Vargas, Austin.Subs: McCarthy, Hill, Phillips, Fer, Wright-Phillips, Hoilett, Zamora.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Greenland Was Forest Green

first_imgGreenland once had boreal forests like those in Sweden, reported Science Daily.  Researchers analyzed the mud under 2 km of ice and found DNA from yew, alder, pine, grain, butterflies, moths, flies and beetles.  According to the article, “the research is painting a picture which is overturning all previous assumptions about biological life and the climate in Greenland.”  The diversity of the forest suggests summer temperatures of 50° F.  See also the BBC News and National Geographic reports.    The work by Eske Willerslev and team is published in Science.1  Their dating estimate of 450,000 years based on molecular clock analysis conflicts with geologists’ date of 125,000 years ago when there was supposedly a warm interglacial period.  Radioactive dating of dust trapped in the ice also supported the earlier date.    Willerslev was heralded in a Profile article in Science as “ancient DNA’s intrepid explorer.”2  Roaming through the ice fields of Greenland has partially fulfilled his childhood dream of exploring the American west with the mountain men.  Andrew Curry described the hardships of the Danish climatologist’s work: “After fending off bears, surviving frostbite, and trapping furs in Siberia, Eske Willerslev turned to genetics and is now pushing the boundaries of ancient DNA research.”    National Geographic posted a story about a new ice core dug in the Antarctic said to date back 800,000 years, but no mention was made of DNA or life.  Scientists have inferred from measurements of deuterium content that Earth’s temperature has fluctuated wildly at times, by as much as 27° F.1Willerslev et al, “Ancient Biomolecules from Deep Ice Cores Reveal a Forested Southern Greenland,” Science, 6 July 2007: Vol. 317. no. 5834, pp. 111-114, DOI: 10.1126/science.1141758.2Andrew Curry, “Ancient DNA’s Intrepid Explorer,” Science, 6 July 2007: Vol. 317. no. 5834, pp. 36-37, DOI: 10.1126/science.317.5834.36.Ignore the dating methods, since whenever they try to get two ends to meet, it breaks in the middle.  Being off by 300% tells you something about dating methods.  Hasn’t Willerslev heard that the molecular clock is broken? (06/07/2005, 07/15/2005).  You can’t build anything solid on ever-shifting Darwin quicksand.    Notice how global warming was not caused by humans even with their own evidence and reasoning.  That did not stop Nature and Science from publishing more scare hype about human-caused global warming this week.  The method is similar to Darwinian propaganda: bash the critics and never give them the microphone.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Playing a part to back the Boks

first_imgNMMU students showed their support in enthusiastic fashion. Kanyisa Jonono of the HIV preventionprogramme loveLife pledged his support for Play Your Part. Children at Charlo Primary showed thattheir blood is green.(Images: Emily van Rijswijck) MEDIA CONTACTS • Yusuf Jackson  SARU media manager  +27 82 739 7733 RELATED ARTICLES • Rugby World Cup – back the Boks • New drive to spark local sports frenzy • SAB wins big, greens Boks • Bright future for FNB stadium • The other rugby world cupEmily van RijswijckBrand South Africa paid Port Elizabeth a visit as part of its Play Your Part campaign, and to pledge its support for the Springboks ahead of the all-important Tri Nations clash against New Zealand.The campaign was launched in June, and asks ordinary South Africans to do whatever they can, no matter how big or how small, in making the country a better place to live in. The campaign will also throw the spotlight onto any initiatives which are already bearing fruit in this regard.The Boks clashed with arch rivals New Zealand on 20 August at the new Nelson Mandela Stadium, the first meeting of these two rugby giants in 41 years on Port Elizabeth soil. The home team won the game, beating the All Blacks 18-5.Despite a few early setbacks, the Springboks remain the only Tri Nations team – of themselves, Australia and New Zealand – that has never lost all of their games in the tournament.Their form has caused concern among fans ahead of the Rugby World Cup next month, but the Boks – two-time and current world champions – are determined to become the first team ever to successfully defend their world title three times.The Springboks’ schedule during the group stages of the tournament is as follows:Sunday 11 September, against Wales;Saturday 17 September, against Fiji;Thursday 22 September, against Namibia;Friday 30 September, against Samoa.The final takes place on Sunday 23 October.Saru has its own national Springbok supporters’ initiative – the Unite 2011 campaign, which features “Let’s Do It Again”, a specially commissioned anthem from award-winning local groups Freshlyground and Goldfish.National rugby prideWith less than two weeks until the Springboks depart for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, Brand South Africa is initiating a series of rugby-related activities to garner countrywide support for the team.First up was a visit to Charlo Primary School, in a suburb north of the city centre, where the Boks are clearly firm favourites, judging by the enthusiasm with which national coach Pieter de Villiers and his assistants Gary Gold and Dick Muir were greeted.Also present was Oregan Hoskins, South African Rugby Union (Saru) president, and Neela Hoosain, Brand South Africa trustee.After a short video presentation by Saru and a Q&A with Bokkie the Springbok mascot, children queued excitedly for autographs. Then the Springbok coaches gave a rugby clinic to a lucky few.Twelve-year-old Lubabalo Tsako was adamant that the Springboks would be victorious. “They can do it. I believe in them.”At the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Brand South Africa asked students to pledge their support for the Play Your Part campaign.“They are signing a pledge to play their part to make South Africa great. Part of this means to support the Boks ahead of and during the Rugby World Cup,” confirmed Vuyo Veza, Brand South Africa representative.Blanket Mandilake and Ntombikayise Ngetu, two second-year IT students at the campus, gave a high-five in support of the Boks and said they were very sure the team will come home with all the glory.“We wish them all the success. We are 100% behind them,” said Mandilake. Kanyisa Jonono of the Love Life Campaign pledges his support for Play Your Partlast_img read more

LEED Gets Tougher Energy Requirements

first_imgAs indicated above, the referenced energy standard and modeling requirements do not change and still require the applicant to calculate the baseline building performance rating according to the building performance rating method in Appendix G of ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007 (with errata but without addenda 25) using a computer simulation model for the whole building project. This is not a move to the newer 2010 version of the ASHRAE 90.1 standard.You can read the specific changes in the USGBC’s Rating System document.Note also that new point thresholds are provided for different building types (e.g., health care) to align the effective percentage increase in performance. Each of those is best identified in the Summary of changes. The move may be destabilizingIt is difficult to argue against increasing energy efficiency, but this change to LEED 2009 may have a destabilizing effect, since it changes a rating system in midstream, with little advance notice, cutting against the certainty that the real estate industry craves (even in this instance when the effective window will only be for those projects registered through October 31, 2016).Given that most building projects are budgeted, programmed, planned, and designed over a period of years, to propose a substantive change that will have significant first cost impact, to be effective in a matter of weeks, will reverberate throughout the building industry and no doubt expose participants to increased liability for this unexpected change. Additionally, projects attempting to comply with governmental mandates or contractual obligations for LEED certification may have problems complying.You are urged to consider the impact this may have, in particular for projects not yet registered, with the thought that all projects pursuing LEED 2009 should now be registered by April 7, 2016, in advance of the effective date of the change.Everyone involved with LEED projects should promptly review their contracts to determine the implications of this change in LEED and what amendments to contracts may be necessary. RELATED ARTICLES The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced that beginning on April 8, 2016, all new projects registering for LEED 2009 will need to satisfy increased minimum energy performance thresholds.According to USGBC, the results of a recent ballot show that 78.6% percent of the consensus body voted in favor of this change to the 7-year-old rating system. By LEED rules, a minimum of two-thirds approval was needed for any balloted measure.With this change, projects must now earn a minimum of four points in the Energy Performance credits. The referenced energy standard and modeling requirements in LEED 2009 will not change; buildings falling under the proposed change can use the same methodologies and referenced standards, but will need to earn additional points in order to achieve certification.This change is significant. The requirement that LEED projects will need to satisfy increased energy performance requirements will no doubt increase first costs. This is a change to a longstanding rating system that is the benchmark in green building laws, construction contracts, and more. Looking at the Costs of LEED v. 4What One Change Would You Make to LEED?What LEED Credit Is Almost Never Achieved?LEED Can Help Fix the Water ProblemAre LEED-Certified Buildings Energy-Efficient?Recent Changes to LEED for Homes — Part 1GBA Encyclopedia: LEED for Homes Change applies for the short termRecall that Rick Fedrizzi, retiring CEO of the USGBC, announced on October 29, 2014 that LEED users would be able to register projects under the LEED 2009 rating system until October 31, 2016. That extension was occasioned by the delay in LEED v4. Thus, this change will apply to LEED 2009 projects registering between April 8, 2016 and October 31, 2016 (the last day to register a project under LEED 2009).Today, the Minimum Energy Performance prerequisite, using Option 1, Whole Building Energy Simulation, requires that the applicant:Demonstrate a 10% improvement in the proposed building performance rating for new buildings, or a 5% improvement in the proposed building performance rating for major renovations to existing buildings, compared with the baseline building performance rating.The changed credit language is:For projects that register after 04/07/16 and are subject to the four point mandatory minimum, demonstrate an 18% improvement in the proposed building performance rating for new buildings, or a 14% improvement in the proposed building performance rating for major renovations to existing buildings, compared with the baseline building performance rating. Stuart Kaplow is an environmental attorney and a frequent contributor to GBA. This column was originally posted at Green Building Law Update. Kaplow is legal counsel and past chair of the U.S. Green Building Council Maryland.last_img read more

Royalty Free Music for Mouthwatering Food Videos

first_imgGetting into making food videos? Make yours totally irresistible with this royalty free music playlist.Head anywhere online, and you’re likely to stumble upon something food-related. Instagram overflows with gorgeous pics of people’s latest restaurant discoveries. And there’s a jaw-dropping number of food blogs out there providing easy-to-follow recipes and cooking tips.Since food has such a big online presence, it’s no surprise that food videos have become basically a genre of their own. After all, who can resist clicking on a mouthwatering how-to recipe video when it pops up in a newsfeed?If you’re getting into making food videos, there is plenty of great advice out there on how to film them. Take a look at these useful techniques from food blogger Amanda Garbutt. Or, a little closer to home, see our own top food styling tips. A popular way to film food videos is by using the top-down approach — here’s how you can pull off this striking shot.One often-overlooked aspect of a video’s success is the music. It’s one ingredient you don’t want to leave out because the right music can really amplify your video.What should the soundtrack achieve in a food video? For most people, preparing food is a chore at the best of times, so light, breezy music really helps to give the impression that cooking is not just easy but fun too. Take this video as an example. In it, the PremiumBeat track “Aftershock Blue” by GG Riggs helps create a fun, stress-free vibe.Another approach is to select a track that matches the cuisine. This approach can help give your video an exotic flair — like this delicious grilled chicken shawarma recipe by Julie Remer, which makes great use of “Middle Eastern Day” by K Lo Music.With these tips in mind, our music team dove into our library to create an irresistible playlist that blends fun, breezy tracks with world music cues. Take a listen and find your perfect track.last_img read more

FIFA research says 3.5B people viewed some World Cup action

first_imgView comments Chooks-to-Go 3×3 league set to kick off with 12 city-based teams The 10 most watched games all had a verified average TV audience of more than 260 million viewers. The second-highest rating was 327.5 million for Croatia’s semifinal win over England in extra time.FIFA’s research suggests most viewers also watched for longer than they did four years earlier.The number of people watching at least 30 consecutive minutes of any game in their home was almost 2.5 billion — up more than 27 percent from the same measure in 2014.South Americans were the most avid viewers despite watching fewer hours overall of a tournament where Brazil exited in the quarterfinals, and Argentina in the round of 16.FIFA said 96.6 percent of South America’s population saw at least one minute of any game. However, their 5.52 billion hours of total viewing fell 26.9 percent from the 2014 tournament where host Brazil placed fourth.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting 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 TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening MOST READcenter_img In Europe —which provided all four semifinalists in Russia — the 2018 World Cup reached 86 percent of people watching an average of 14.6 hours.“In contrast only 38.4 percent of the Asian population were reached by World Cup coverage, reflecting relatively lower interest in the Indian subcontinent,” FIFA said.Still, almost 30 percent more viewing hours were measured in Asia, where games in Russia were played in time zones more convenient than in 2014.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Changing viewing habits — and no South American team in the final — help explain a drop from the 545-million average TV audience for the Germany-Argentina final in 2014.In comparison, the 2016 European Championship final attracted a 284.4 million average audience for Portugal beating host France. The most-watched Super Bowl in the United States was 114.4 million when the New England Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks in 2015.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefFIFA said the global TV audience for the 64-match tournament in Russia averaged 191 million per game — up from 187 million for the 2014 edition in Brazil.“Each game was a global televisual event in its own right,” soccer’s governing body said, citing research by Publicis Media Sport & Entertainment. BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this Sunday, July 15, 2018 file photo, people watch a giant screen during the World Cup final between France and Croatia, on the Champ de Mars next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. FIFA says more than 3.5 billion people viewed some of the 2018 World Cup, with 1.12 billion watching at least one minute of France beating Croatia 4-2 in the final. A FIFA-commissioned review of World Cup viewing says Friday, Dec. 21 the final’s television audience was 516.6 million by the traditional measure of “global average in-home audience.” (AP Photo/Bob Edme, file)GENEVA  — More than 3.5 billion people viewed some of the 2018 World Cup action, with 1.12 billion watching at least one minute of France beating Croatia 4-2 in the final, according to FIFA.A FIFA-commissioned review of World Cup viewing published Friday said the television audience for the final was 516.6 million by the traditional measure of “global average in-home audience.” More watched on digital devices and out-of-home screenings in public spaces, bars and restaurants.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Challenges in Bridging the Idea and Practice

first_imgPosted on January 1, 2011June 20, 2017By: Faatimaa Ahmadi, Young Champion of Maternal HealthClick 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)This blog post was contributed by Faatimaa Ahmadi, one of the fifteen Young Champions of Maternal Health chosen by Ashoka and the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth. She will be blogging about her experience every month, and you can learn more about her, the other Young Champions, and the program here.One year passed. A fruitful year! Last year at this time I was very busy in Iran with developing the idea to take part in Ashoka’s Changemakers.com online competition. Fortunately, I was selected to participate in the Young Champions Program and now I am in my fourth month at the Joyce Fertility support centre in Uganda. I am experiencing a Christmas day in a Christian country and missing Norooz which is the first day of the Persian year. I am missing many other things and of course gaining the other ones to practically turn my idea into reality to bring change in the way of education in maternal health.I based my idea for maternal health on the educational program in the Iranian context where there is no shortage of health providers and no difficulties in access to health centers and hospital facilities. However, on implementing the idea I am in the Ugandan context where I find the opposite. Here I see a lack of midwives, transportation and hospital facilities in heath systems and many other things. Sometimes the differences in these two different contexts challenge me severely. On one hand we are educating women to go to the health centers, and on the other hand there are health centers without midwives that have little availability.So far we have introduced our project in two districts. We had 2 sessions with district health committees. The meetings were interactive. However, we learned from this session that the perspective of the health committee in one of the districts doesn’t match with the real conditions of the district. They told us they don’t have any problems regarding maternal health!But we had earlier visited 2 health centers in this area and we observed:An active health centre with a closed maternity ward because the midwife was on maternity leave without a replacementRefills in the drug store without the health centre supervisor’s input about the required drugsHigh antenatal care coverage but women were not coming back to give birth in the health centresWomen that came to the antenatal unit in their fifth month of pregnancy or laterDoctors and nurses not considering the privacy of pregnant women during their visits (part of their exams were being done in front of a group of people)Doctors holding the educational sessions in which the subject was inappropriate to participants needs (the educator was advising the clients about the importance of starting antenatal care at first month of pregnancy while most of the clients were at late month of pregnancy or postpartum period, so it was obvious to see most of the learners not paying attention to the educator)These days we are now trying to find ways to solve these challenges which have been valuable learning points for us through our activities.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more