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Fire breaks out at well known Donegal nightclub

first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Fire breaks out at well known Donegal nightclub Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twittercenter_img Pinterest Twitter Previous articleSix projects in Donegal approved for Leader FundingNext articleBan on sale of menthol cigarettes from May News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA A fire broke out last night at a well known Donegal nightclub.The fire broke out shortly after 9pm last night at the old Dodge nightclub in Gweedore, that had been closed for some time.The blaze was brought under control as a number of fire brigades attended the scene.No one was injured but the fire is believed to have begun in the lower level of the nightclub.Sinn Fein Deputy Pearse Doherty has commended the work done by the emergency services. By News Highland – January 4, 2020 Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens furtherlast_img read more

VIPAR Heavy Duty Names David Wanhala As Its New Program Manager

first_imgVIPAR Heavy Duty has announced the appointment of David Wanhala as program manager. Wanhala will be responsible for developing industry-leading programs with suppliers for VIPAR Heavy Duty and its family of companies.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementWanhala’s past 13 years of experience has been in purchasing/materials management. Before joining VIPAR Heavy Duty, Wanhala was materials manager for Illinois Blower Inc. in Cary, Illinois, and purchasing manager for Alma Products in Alma, Michigan. Wanhala also has many years of experience as an automotive parts warehouse purchasing manager, store manager and operations manager.“In addition to his strong purchasing and materials management experience, David possesses a vast knowledge of warehouse and project management,” said Larry Griffin, director of program management, VIPAR Heavy Duty. “His past experience and industry knowledge will be a great asset to VIPAR Heavy Duty, our stockholders and our suppliers.”,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  DeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Sam Watson finishes sixth and Cathal Daniels seventh in superb result for Irish Eventing at four-star Luhmühlen Horse Trials in Germany

first_img Carlow’s Sam Watson and Galway’s Cathal Daniels have recorded two of the most impressive results for Irish Eventing in recent years – finishing sixth and seventh places respectively at the prestigious Luhmühlen CCI4* Horse Trials in Germany.Sam Watson (left) and Cathal Daniels finished sixth and seventh places respectively at Luhmühlen CCI4* Horse Trials in GermanyWatson and Daniels were among just six riders who managed to finish clear inside the time during Saturday’s demanding Cross Country phase at the German venue, moving them both inside the top 10.Watson riding Horseware Ardagh Highlight (ISH) and Daniels with Rioghan Rua (ISH), both finished with two fences down apiece in this morning’s (Sunday) final Show Jumping phase. This left both Irish riders on a final score of 41.0 with Watson taking sixth place after finishing closer to the Cross country optimum time, just ahead of Daniels in seventh.Cork’s Patricia Ryan (pictured) and Dunrath Eclipse (ISH) completed an excellent result for Irish riders and Irish bred horses, by taking 12th place overall on a score of 87.95. Victory went to New Zealand’s Jonelle Price with Faerie Dianimo on a score of 28.30.Luhmühlen is one of just six events held around the globe each year at four-star level – the highest level of competition in the sport of Eventing and speaking afterwards, Irish Eventing team manager Sally Corscadden said:“We are thrilled with the result. It was a very tough competition and you don’t get a higher standard than CCI4*. We were aiming to get our riders fast Cross Country and to have two of them inside the time yesterday was fantastic. Our riders are really upping their game, to finish sixth and seventh is fantastic. Trish Ryan also had a brilliant performance to finish 12th and it shows we are adding more depth to our squad. We feel we are becoming much more competitive and this gives us great confidence heading to the World Equestrian Games this year and for next years European Championships here in Germany.”BREEDING• Horseware Ardagh Highlight (ISH) – 2004 bay gelding by Puissance (ISH) out of Gentle Servant (ISH), by Kings Servant (ISH). Bred by Teresa Walsh, Co. Kilkenny. Owner: Belinda Keir. Rider: Sam Watson (IRL)• Rioghan Rua (ISH) – 2007 chestnut mare by Jack Of Diamonds (SWB) out of Highland Destiny (ISH), by Flagmount King (ID). Owner/Bred by Margaret Kinsella, Co. Galway. Rider: Cathal Daniels (IRL)• Dunrath Eclipse (ISH) – 2006 bay gelding by Chinook Eclipse (TB) out of Aoife Baby (ISH), by Rame Z (HANN). Bred by Michael Lynch, Co. Cork. Owner: Tom & Carol Henry. Rider: Patricia Ryan (IRL) 17 June 2018, 11:50 Home  »  General  »  Sam Watson finishes sixth and Cathal Daniels seventh in superb result for Irish Eventing at four-star Luhmühlen Horse Trials in Germany Sam Watson finishes sixth and Cathal Daniels seventh in superb result for Irish Eventing at four-star Luhmühlen Horse Trials in Germany Tags:last_img read more

Markakis’ ill-advised bunt opens door for Red Sox comeback

first_imgI’ve never shied away from expressing my distaste for the sacrifice bunt, and the strategy cost the Orioles in their 6-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night.Holding a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the second, the decision by right field Nick Markakis to lay one down with runners on first and second and no outs was questionable at best and turned disastrous when it resulted in a double play after Markakis didn’t run to first, thinking the ball was foul as it died at the plate. Shortstop J.J. Hardy then singled into right, but Omar Quintanilla was gunned down at the plate to end the inning.Just like that, a once-promising inning was over without further damage.The miscue gave Boston starter Clay Buchholz new life as he recovered to pitch eight strong innings to collect the victory.Making Markakis’ decision to bunt even more perplexing was the fact that it came after Buchholz had walked Quintanilla on four pitches. Instead of taking a pitch or looking for a fastball to drive early in the count, Markakis may have been thinking too much in an effort to give the Orioles two runners in scoring position.Based on his post-game comments, it was clear Buck Showalter had not called for the bunt, but the manager eloquently revealed whose call it was without painting his leadoff hitter in a negative light.“I like the thought process; he just didn’t quite execute it,” Showalter said. “Nicky is a guy that’s always trying to do what’s best for the team, and I applaud him for the thought process. Maybe if he gets it down in a better spot, it might turn out really well.”The decision to insert Markakis into the top spot in the order has worked beautifully for the Orioles after the production in the leadoff spot had been horrendous over the last 2 1/2 seasons with the absence of a healthy Brian Roberts. Entering Thursday night, Markakis was hitting .321 with five home runs and 14 runs batted in while posting a .371 on-base percentage since willingly accepting his new role on July 13.However, the second-inning bunt appeared to be a rare instance in which the outfielder was trying to act too much like a leadoff hitter and not the run producer he’s more than capable of being when given an opportunity with men on base. Considering how much Buchholz was struggling, the time was right to play for a big inning and a knockout blow instead of settling for small ball.You’re only guaranteed 27 outs over the course of a game, and I’m a big believer in not wasting them unless playing for a single run in the late stages of the game or it’s the rare instance of a low-scoring duel between two dynamic pitchers. Buchholz has been one of the best pitchers in baseball over the last month, but Baltimore starter Chris Tillman did not fall into that category after throwing 51 pitches through the first two innings.And though Showalter was right about the bunt potentially turning out well if Markakis had laid it down in a better spot, it still doesn’t mean it was the right decision.The failed bunt doesn’t change the fact that Tillman only got through 4 2/3 innings and reliever Luis Ayala gave up the three deciding runs in the sixth, but it certainly appeared to be the turning point in a game that appeared ripe for the picking in the early innings.Instead of potentially busting the game wide open by trying to become the fourth straight batter to reach in the inning, Markakis was willing to give up an out — a second one was lost in the process — and the Orioles never really threatened Buchholz again after that second inning.It was a rare misstep from a cerebral player, but the failed bunt factored heavily early on in the Orioles’ inability to complete a three-game sweep of Boston.last_img read more