McCarthy during his days as Ireland manager 2 McCarthy was manager of Ipswich last season, before being sacked However, it is understood McCarthy is one of several targets being considered for the role.Sky Sports News are reporting the former Ipswich Town and Wolverhampton Wanderers boss is the ‘hot favourite’ for the role.Former Ireland striker Tony Cascarino publicly backed McCarthy for a return to the role on talkSPORT, after rumours of his return began to circulate.McCarthy managed his country before between 1996 and 2002, quitting after the World Cup in 2002. However, his position became untenable after the ‘Saipan Incident’ in Japan and he lost his job shortly after the tournament.The former centre-half was publicly criticised by Keane about the preparations of the Irish team before the finals in Japan – leading to the former Manchester United captain storming home and causing a national outcry. 2 Mick McCarthy will meet with the FAI this weekend about the vacant Republic of Ireland manager’s position.Ireland are currently searching for their next permanent boss after Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane left their positions earlier this week.
SANTA CLARITA – Travelers heading out of town over the Christmas weekend on Interstate 5 near Castaic saw the effects of one of the stormiest years on record in Santa Clarita: Nearly a year later, the flood-damaged freeway is still being repaired. The region saw more than 50 inches of rain as storm after storm soaked the hillsides and buckled the freeway while washing out several mountain roads. 2005 will be remembered for the rain and the damage it caused, the story voted No. 1 of the year by the staff of the Daily News Santa Clarita office. “I feel like the disaster queen,” Cid Morgan, district ranger for the Angeles National Forest region north of Santa Clarita, said in an interview in September. Floods damaged roads, trails and campgrounds, many of which have yet to reopen. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake In an informal ballot, the editorial staff looked at breaking news, local crime, school news, City Hall and community scuffles, ranking the stories of the year by their significance, their widespread impacts and, in general, the discussion they sparked among residents. What the rain didn’t do was cool the hot, hot, hot housing market. Over the year, the median price of a single-family home – the point halfway between the most and least expensive – soared toward an all-time high, pushing $600,000. Some months, the median price of a house surpassed that of homes in the San Fernando Valley, ending for certain Santa Clarita’s reputation as an affordable alternate to the San Fernando Valley to the south. “Prices may float up and down around the record highs,” Mike Davis, president of the association’s local division, said earlier this month. “But one thing is clear: Housing is not going to get any cheaper.” High school sports don’t often make the Top 10 – unless the sports writers get in on the vote – but Santa Clarita football teams had people talking this year and earned the No. 3 spot in the Top 10. Canyon High won the Division II CIF championship and Cowboys coach Harry Welch was named Coach of the Year. What was phenomenal, though, was that of the top four teams in a highly competitive division that covers most of Southern California, excluding the city of Los Angeles and San Diego, three Santa Clarita teams – Canyon, second-place Hart and Valencia – were among the four semifinalists. In fourth place was the story of still more surface and groundwater pollution in Santa Clarita, this time linked to two companies: the defunct Keysor-Century plastics plant in Saugus and the National Technical Systems testing facility a few miles to the east in the Golden Valley area. The federal Environmental Protection Agency found cancer-causing chemicals in the soil and groundwater at Keysor-Century, which went bankrupt years before, after officials found evidence of air-quality emission violations. The EPA also planned further investigation at NTS where perchlorate, a rocket fuel residue, was found. Neither case was linked to contamination of public water sources. Capping a contentious period in the William S. Hart Union High School District, rocked last year by accusations of racism, the board hired a new superintendent, Jaime Castellanos. The new district chief came from an Orange County district and among the challenges he faced were a federal discrimination lawsuit accusing Valencia High School of allowing discrimination against African-Americans, the opening of two new high school campuses and plans for a high school in Castaic and another junior high. The No. 6 story was the battle in a Valencia neighborhood to block a Latino market – Vallarta – from moving into a shuttered Albertsons. Ugly comments came from some residents opposed to the Vallarta market, discriminatory complaints that echoed precisely the attitudes Hart school district officials had warned were learned at home. The issue is still open and Vallarta is much in the running to open the market at Lyons Avenue and Orchard Village Road. What Santa Clarita Valley residents apparently do want in shopping are big-box stores. The valley’s second Wal-Mart opened in Valencia near another Smart & Final, while a Sam’s Club, Wal-Mart’s membership store, opened in the Golden Valley area. A third Wal-Mart is planned along Soledad Canyon Road. The city of Santa Clarita took a hit when local property owners rejected a $25-a-year parcel tax to build parks and buy open space. The mail-in balloting failed by some 20 percent, surprising backers whose polls predicted clear victory. The city’s plan was to bid for open space surrounding Santa Clarita in hopes of limiting development in areas that now are wilderness. The No. 9 story of the year was rooted nearly 3,000 miles away, but tugged at Santa Clarita’s heartstrings. In August, local residents and businesses raised money, collected donations and provided other services to survivors of two hurricanes that battered the Gulf Coast. One businessman coordinated collections of donations that filled two big rigs headed to ravaged New Orleans. A few families who lost their homes relocated in Santa Clarita, where they were welcomed and aided as they started new lives. But that same warmth cooled for some when it came to caring for the valley’s own, the last of the Top 10 stories. As winter loomed, county Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, responding to a vote from the Castaic Town Council, retracted a plan for a winter homeless shelter on the grounds of the Peter J. Pitchess Detention Center jail compound. Again, those forced by circumstances to spend the chilly nights in their cars, under bridges or in the local wilderness didn’t have a place to sleep or get a hot meal until Dec. 23. Nine years after volunteers opened the community’s first winter homeless shelter, residents with roofs over their heads continue to battle attempts to provide housing for their neighbors who don’t. 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Farmer Pat Quirke has been found guilty of murdering his love rival Bobby Ryan.The jury at the Central Criminal Court returned the majority verdict of 10-2 this afternoon after deliberating for 20 hours and 39 minutes in a trial that has gripped the nation. The trial lasted 15-week which the longest in the history of the State.Quirke (50), of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary, always denied murdering Mr Ryan (52) on a date between June 3, 2011, and April 2013.The prosecution alleged Quirke killed Mr Ryan so he could rekindle his affair with Mary Lowry, the widow whose farm Quirke was leasing. This was denied by Quirke.Mr Ryan was in a relationship with Ms Lowry at the time of his disappearance.Mr Ryan disappeared after leaving Ms Lowry’s house at Fawnagown, Co Tipperary at 6.30am on the morning of June 3, 2011.His body was discovered 22 months later by Quirke in an underground tank on the farm, but the prosecution alleges this was a “staged” discovery.Independent.ie reports that Patrick Quirke showed no reaction when the verdict was delivered.He was taken into custody and will be sentenced at a later date.A number of friends and relatives of Mr Ryan wept after the verdict was delivered.Farmer Quirke found guilty of killing DJ Bobby Ryan was last modified: May 1st, 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:Bobby RyanguiltyPat Quirke
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Leaving the car at homeLots of features at Serenbe are designed to encourage alternatives to the automobile. Through wide sidewalks, traffic-calming features that improve pedestrian safety, and extensive pathways in the community, Serenbe is designed to be a pedestrian-friendly community that works well for walking and bicycling. These measures will be more successful at reducing car use, however, once there are more services and commercial space available in the Serenbe town centers.For self-employed residents, I’m told that Serenbe is also a great place to live — and it has attracted quite a few such individuals.Chattahoochee Hills, the recently formed municipality that includes Serenbe, is also developing a regional network of trails that will make longer-distance bicycle transportation more realistic — to surrounding towns and communities.The reality, however, is that for many residents, Serenbe is a bedroom community for Atlanta. For residents who work in the city, commuting by car is still the only option. That could change, though. Chatahoochee Hills has maintained a right-of-way for future transit along the South Fulton Parkway, Nygren told me.Serenbe is also four-and-a-half miles from Palmetto, Georgia, where there is a plan to use an existing rail line for passenger rail service into Atlanta. If rail service were developed connecting Serenbe and other area towns with Atlanta, that could help to dramatically reduce energy use — and the carbon footprint — of residents in the community.Nygren, the ultimate cheerleader for Serenbe (and a resident of the town), is optimistic about that happening. EarthCraft-certifiedSerenbe is an EarthCraft community, meaning that 100% of homes and commercial buildings must be built to EarthCraft standards. EarthCraft is one of the nation’s most successful regional green building programs. Developed by Southface in Atlanta, EarthCraft now boasts over 40,000 certified homes and a new commercial-building certification program.EarthCraft energy standards aren’t close to those of the Passivhaus standard, but they are reasonably good and have done a great deal to improve the energy performance of home building in the Southeast. The program requires blower-door testing and has served to introduce this and other elements of high-performance building to the mainstream building industry.While EarthCraft compliance is the baseline for Serenbe, many homes go beyond that. Just completed a few weeks before my visit is the Proud Green Home, a project with numerous partners, including Southface, that is certified to Earthcraft Platinum standards, which are much more stringent than simply Earthcraft certified. Net-zero-energy homesSome homes at Serenbe are going well beyond even Earthcraft Platinum requirements. There are several net-zero-energy homes already built among the 140 completed homes and townhouses. “Net-zero-energy” means that solar-electric modules on a house provide all of the energy that home requires. Most of these all-electric homes rely on ground-source or water-source heat pumps (referred to by many, including Serenbe residents, as “geothermal” heating systems).I’m usually not a huge fan of ground-source heat pumps. I’d rather put the money that would be spent on coils of tubing into the building envelope to reduce heating and cooling loads, then satisfy the remaining demand with much less expensive minisplit air-source heat pumps.Steve Nygren, the developer and visionary behind Serenbe, pointed out to me several areas where clusters of net-zero-energy homes will be built, along with some net-zero-energy commercial buildings.Walking around the development, one sees quite a few houses with solar-electric modules on their roofs, so even if net-zero-energy performance isn’t being obtained, such homes are at least relying on renewable energy for some of their energy demand. Alex is founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and executive editor of Environmental Building News. In 2012 he founded the Resilient Design Institute. To keep up with Alex’s latest articles and musings, you can sign up for his Twitter feed. In this blog last week I described some of the unique features of Serenbe, a New Urbanist community outside Atlanta, where I had the good fortune to be invited by the Bosch Experience Center as a speaker. I spent the better part of a day exploring the community.This week I’ll describe some of the energy features at the 1,000-acre development.
Top image via Artie85. From picking the right song to knowing how to create your own motion graphics, working on an edit with a quick turnaround means anticipating challenges.There are many roadblocks you can run into once you start a video edit, and the sad fact is you’re going to hit one. It might be Premiere crashing, it might be lack of footage and resources, or it could just be a creative block. It happens to all of us. So, how do we prepare ourselves for success? It’s all about the approach and how you set up the project before you get started. So, let’s consider a few different things you can try to minimize the interruptions of editing roadblocks.Find The Right Music FasterFirst things first: picking music for your project. This means not only a creative approach but also a logical one. By which I mean choosing stems and waveforms. One of PremiumBeat’s recent updates gives you the ability to remove and use select stems as you see fit. This means you can pick your favorite aspects of a song (like a specific instrumental track) without being locked into the whole arrangement. That means more freedom in your edit. And a more unique final product.This can also save you time. It’s weird to think that more versions of an available song will cut down on time, but consider this: instead of cutting a song up in a hundred different ways trying to make one 10-second stretch work, you can simply remove aspects of the arrangement. If something isn’t working, pull it out, salvage the good parts, and move on.In addition, our waveform feature will give you an idea whether or not this song is a good match overall. If the video you’re cutting requires a steady, consistent beat, look for a track that represents this in the waveform. If you’re looking for a track with a giant build-up and a dramatic drop, the waveform will reflect this is well — saving you from listening to every single possible track.Keeping the Creative Juices FlowingImage via Todd Blankenship.It’s pretty simple — you can only edit as fast as you can tell a story. And sometimes you get stuck in a rut — whether it’s editor’s block or technical issues. When it happens, there are a few things you can try to help break through that inevitable wall. Working with your sound first is a good tactic. Todd Blankenship talks about this in his recent post:Nothing helps me visualize an edit more than listening to perfect sound for it beforehand. Sometimes, when you’re stuck on an edit, it’s likely that you might have started trying to edit with the wrong track — or you haven’t picked a track at all.Like Todd, my edits usually start with the music. You can develop a better understanding of the rhythm, pace, and tone of your piece once you’ve decided on a good song. Sometimes I even pick out multiple songs so that I have ready options in case the footage doesn’t quite match what I had originally imagined. Just remember: it’s okay to feel stuck, as long as you push forward and put something together. You can always improve a rough cut later.Memorizing Keyboard ShortcutsLike any aspect of filmmaking, practice makes perfect. It took me a considerable amount of time to memorize the various keyboard shortcuts (for Premiere, unlike most who still use FCP7 keys). It will take some time to get used to editing with keys. But there are a few jumping-off points that make sense. J, K, and L are a natural progression once you’ve gotten past in (I) and out (O). If you’re working with separate audio tracks unlinked from your video, you’ll need to know how to move things around to the nearest frame.Learn the Basics of After EffectsIf you’re like me, After Effects is something you’ve simply never sat down and taken the time to master — and your motion graphics suffer for it. Luckily for us, there are some great tutorials on how to learn the basics of the program in a manner of minutes. Shutterstock Tutorials is here to save the day:Obviously one video doesn’t cover everything you can do with the program, but if you just need to make a graphic or a title move around the frame to improve the overall production value of your video, this tutorial is for you.And if you need more resources for saving time and energy in your post-production workflow, over the past few months we’ve put out several tutorials covering all things Premiere and After Effects. No matter your current skill level, there’s always more to learn. Onward and upward!Learn This Trick to Help Your EditsHow to Easily Match ANY Two Cameras9 Cuts Every Video Editor Should Know5 Tips For Getting Started in After EffectsHow to Clean Up Noisy Audio In Under a Minute
India’s Stuart Binny, left, celebrates with teammates after the wicket of Bangladesh’s captain Mushfiqur Rahim, during their second one-day International cricket match in Dhaka, Bangladesh. AP PhoMedium-pacer Stuart Binny’s stunning performance with the ball, bagging six wickets for four runs, the best by any Indian in ODIs, gave India a sensational 47-run win against Bangladesh in a low scoring rain-curtailed game to clinch the three-match series 2-0 here today.Sent into bat, Indian batsmen produced a below-par performance to be humiliatingly bowled out for a paltry 105 in rain-truncated 41 overs-a-side game.But the pace combination of Binny (6-4) and Mohit Sharma (4-22) saved India from any blushes as they bundled out Bangladesh for 58 runs in 17.4 overs in the Duckworth-Lewis method to help the visitors defend their lowest score against the hosts.The Binny heroics, surpassing Anil Kumble’s record of 6/12 against the West Indies in 1993 in Kolkata, came after Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed scalped five wickets for 28 runs on his debut to bowl India out for 105 in 25.3 overs.But if India’s 105 was lower than their previous low of 191 in Port of Spain during the 2007 World Cup then Bangladesh also sank to a new low as their previous lowest against the Men in Blue was 76 in 2003 at Dhaka.Binny was ably supported by medium pacer Mohit from the other end. Mohit, who was the proud owner of the ‘Purple Cap’ in the recently concluded IPL for Chennai Super Kings, started the rot for Bangladesh after sending openers Tamim Iqbal for 4 and Anamul Haque for nought.advertisementBinny soon joined forces to send innings top-scorer Mithun Ali back in the pavilion for 26 and skipper Mushfiqur Rahim for 11.The rest of the batting fell like a pack of cards as Binny and Mohit had little time to celebrate between wickets.Earlier put into bat, the stunning Indian collapse was triggered by Taskin, who returned with figures of 5-28, making it the best debut bowling performance by a Bangladesh player.Skipper Suresh Raina’s 23-ball 27, laced with three fours, was the best that an Indian batsman could manage under overcast conditions.Put into bat, India lost Ajinkya Rahane for nought off Mashrafe Mortaza but rain soon halted play after 5.1 overs.The resumption of play after three hours did not help matters for the visitors as Robin Uthappa (14) top-edged a skier to give Taskin, 19, his debut wicket in overcast conditions.The lanky pacer continued to trouble the inexperienced Indian batsmen in conditions conducive to swing bowling.Cheteshwar Pujara (11) and Ambati Rayudu (1) were trapped LBW by Taskin.Raina tried to counter-attack with three boundaries but an Al-Amin Hossain-Mortaza combination ran him out.Wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha (5) was soon trapped LBW off Mortaza and Akshar Patel was cleaned up by Al-Amin as India looked straight down the barrel.All-rounder Binny (3) was caught behind chasing a wide delivery from Taskin.Teams:India: Suresh Raina (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Robin Uthappa, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ambati Rayudu, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Akshar Patel, Parveez Rasool, Mohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Amit Mishra, Manoj Tiwary, Kedar Jadhav, Stuart Binny, R. Vinay Kumar.Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim (captain), Tamim Iqbal, Anamul Haque Bijoy, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib al Hasan, Mahmudullah Riyadh, Nasir Hossain, Ziaur Rahaman, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Sohag Gazi, Shamsur Rahaman.
With images doing the rounds of the all new Jaguar F-Pace testing on India roads, we now have reports that suggest the British car-makers will commence with the bookings for the luxury SUV in India starting next week. Moreover, the all new Jaguar F-Pace is set for October launch in India. The token amount for booking a Jaguar F-Pace is set at Rs 5 lakh, according to ZigWheels.ALSO READ:Jaguar’s first all-electric J-Pace SUV spotted testingJaguar F-Pace First showcased at the Frankfurt Motor Show back in 2015, the F-Pace is the first SUV from the Jaguar brand worldwide and also in India. The Jaguar F-Pace joins the brand’s sedan line-up and enters the highly competitive compact performance SUV segment delivering the same outstanding driving experience which sets all Jaguar vehicles apart from the competition.Design:As the latest Jaguar model, alongside the XE and XF, the F-PACE has benefitted from the brand’s expertise in designing and manufacturing aluminum chassis.The India-bound Jaguar F-Pace SUV will come with the company’s signature grille, with shiny headlights along with the signature L-shaped DRLs. Moreover, the rear end is flanked by a horizontal lines that tapers from the length of the F-Pace. Along with the LED tail lights, the new F-Pace will also come with 18 inch alloy wheels.ALSO READ: Jaguar Land Rover to build mini SUV’s in IndiaEngine:Jaguar F-Pace Internationally, the F-Pace comes with a 340-hp and 380-hp supercharged 3.0L gasoline V6 mated to an 8-speed transmission with power being routed to all four wheels via a torque-on-demand all-wheel drive system.However, the India-bound Jaguar F-Pace will only get a diesel engine, with plans for the petrol variant to come at a later stage. The Indian F-Pace will most likely come with two mills- a 2.0L, 4-cylinder, diesel engine producing peak power of 177bhp and peak torque of 430, while the 3.0 turbocharged diesel engine will pump oxygen to the car at maximum power of 296bhp and mind boggling torque of 700Nm. Moreover, both the engines will come mated to an eight- speed automatic gearbox along with the AWD function.advertisementTrim Level:The Jaguar F-Pace SUV will come in three trim levels- Pure, Prestige and R-Sport.ALSO READ:Jaguar to launch updated XF this month in IndiaCompetition:The new India-bound Jaguar F-Pace will compete against the likes of Range Rover Evoque, Mercedes-Benz GLE coupe and BMW X6 in the Indian market.Jaguar F-PacePrice:We believe that the new Jaguar F-Pace will come for a base price of Rs 80 lakh (ex showroom, New Delhi) while the top end variant will go up to Rs 1.15 crore (ex showroom, New Delhi).ALSO READ: Jaguar Land Rover to test over 100 autonomous cars in Britain by 2020
Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Earlier, Lady Gaga was among the stars sporting a white rose on the Grammy Awards red carpet to support the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements.Sam Smith, Lisa Loeb, Sting and host James Corden were also spotted wearing the flower to show support for the fight against sexual misconduct. Advertisement Canadian Alessia Cara won the coveted Grammy award for best new artist Sunday in a category of strong contenders that included Khalid and SZA.In her acceptance speech, the Brampton, Ont.-born singer encouraged people to “support real music and real artists.”“Everyone deserves the same shot,” she said on stage. “And that goes for everyone — not just those in the industry.” Alessia Cara, from Brampton, Ont., accepts the Grammy for best new artist onstage Sunday at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Twitter
Related Items:government, house of assembly, spending Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 16 Dec 2014 – Government spending is curtailed because government departments are for the most part staying within budget; chair of the Appropriations committee, Government Appointed Member Ruth Blackman said during House of Assembly debate yesterday that the committee was impressed with the ability of these departments to colour within the lines, so to speak: “…and we really commend Permanent Secretaries for staying within their budgetary allocations and ensuring that they met their financial targets as was set out within the budget.”The comments came as the members began debate on giving to government an additional $5.5 million dollars as an extra to the budget already approved since July. This request for more money was strongly criticized by the Opposition side, which says the under-allotments coupled with a four month late start on the fiscal year affects development and capital works. Budget cuts hurt, but necessary says TCI Deputy Premier in parliamentary debate on hurricane funds TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Recommended for you Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6m