A Wedding Giveaway hosted by the Villa Rose & Jackson’s Hotel drew to a close last week as one lucky couple claimed the prize of a lifetime. Damien McVey and Helena McFadden from Kerrykeel were the ecstatic winners of a bespoke wedding reception for 120 guests within the popular family run hotel group.Helena and Damien celebrated the occasion with owner Tommy Gallen and Banqueting Managers – Rhonda Gillespie and Shannen Doherty. In total, over fifty couples entered the draw by simply booking their wedding date with either the Villa Rose or Jackson’s Hotel and confirming with their booking deposit. Since opening the ballroom just over a decade ago, the Villa Rose is now one of Donegal’s most sought after wedding venues, a boutique hotel comprised of 55 contemporary guestrooms, 2 suites and an award winning spa.In 2017, The Villa Rose acquired the stunning Jackson’s Hotel and recent refurbishments have only added to its offering. Jackson’s boasts an impressive ballroom with sweeping staircase and breathtaking views from the balcony with executive suites overlooking the River Finn.An impressive wedding open weekend is due to take place at the hotels this May… stay posted for more details. For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact Villa Rose or Jackson’s using the details below:www.donegalweddings.netVilla Rose Hotel & Spa | 074 9132266 | [email protected]’s Hotel | 074 9131021 | [email protected] wedding couple win prize of a lifetime! was last modified: April 12th, 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:Jackson’s HotelVilla Rosewedding
OAKLAND – Warriors veteran reserve Andre Iguodala will be out for Sunday’s game against the Miami Heat because of left hamstring tightness.Warriors coach Steve Kerr said that Iguodala’s hamstring “flared up” toward end of the Friday’s win in Phoenix.“He felt a little tweak in there,” Kerr said. “So we’re going to play it safe.”The Warriors have always been cautious with any ailments the 34-year-old Iguodala has. He has missed a combined five games this season because of right hip tightness …
Powerful kitchen range hoods like the Wolf 66-inch Pro Island can vent 1,500 cubic feet of air per minute, quickly clearing the room of smoke and cooking odors. But exhaust fans like this also can draw makeup air from unwanted sources, like chimney flues, moldy crawl spaces, and vents for fuel-burning appliances — a dangerous condition called backdrafting.In the past, providing makeup air for range hoods has often been a haphazard affair. Even companies that manufacture range hoods have not always offered much advice, or seemed unaware there was a problem, as GBA senior editor Martin Holladay described in a blog several years ago.This is the backdrop for the launch of Fantech’s Makeup Air System (MUAS), a through-the-wall duct kit that balances outgoing air with an equal amount of introduced outdoor air. Incoming air can be heated with an inline electric-resistance heating element, and the ducted system can be installed so it sends fresh air to whatever part of the house the homeowner wants, not necessarily the kitchen.According to Fantech, a motorized damper opens and the unit’s fan is triggered when the range hood is turned on. Fan speed is automatically synched with the exhaust system’s fan, so the amount of makeup air matches the output of the range hood. The system also can be calibrated to provide a slightly negative or slightly positive air pressure inside the house.(A similar makeup air system already is offered by a Minnesota company called Electro Industries. ) Three capacities and two heater optionsFantech makes three sizes, with maximum flow rates of 650, 1,600, and 2,000 cubic feet per minute. That would seem to cover most if not all residential range hoods on the market.Both the MUAS 650 and the MUAS 1600 models are vented with 12-inch metal ducts; the MUAS 2000 uses a 14-inch duct. Kits include the fan, intake wall hood, motorized shut-off damper, filter cabinet with a pleated filter, and a duct silencer. A controller matches makeup air to exhausted air to maintain the building air pressure at the level set by the installer.In winter, the outdoor air introduced by a makeup air unit can be uncomfortably cold. So Fantech offers three heater options to temper incoming air. All of them run on single-phase, 240-volt current. According to the company, the smallest of the three, the MUAH 10/10, draws a maximum of 10,000 watts of electricity and produces 34,140 Btu/h of heat per hour. The other two, for the higher-capacity exhaust fans, draw a maximum of 20 kW and produce 68,280 Btu/h.At maximum output, the larger heaters draw 83 amps.List prices for the fan assemblies ranged from $2,158 to $3,498. Heaters are priced at $1,068 to $1,751.
Arsenal F.C. head to Anfield on Sunday seeking to improve their poor recent record against other ‘Big Six’ teams amid growing uncertainty surrounding their most creative players, Alexis Sanchez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.Arsene Wenger’s side have not won at Anfield since 2012, since when they have played 50 matches against their major rivals, only winning 11, drawing 19 and losing 20. Away from home, they have just won two of 24 games at Chelsea F.C., Liverpool F.C., Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Manchester City F.C. and Manchester United F.C.Anfield also was the scene for one of their greatest humiliations when a vibrant Liverpool F.C. side thrashed them 5-1 in 2014, ripping them apart with four goals in the first 20 minutes.The contrast between their recent failures and that last victory in September 2012, when two of their summer signings, Lukas Podolski and Santi Cazorla, scored the goals, could not be more stark with Wenger again this week bemoaning the state of the transfer market as he seeks to add to his summer business.Wenger needs to sell before he can buy long-term target Monaco winger Thomas Lemar and has described his 33-man squad as “unmanageable”. But, in a familiar refrain, he this week lamented the market difficulties experienced by English clubs.”There is no transfer market anymore because the price depends only on the identity of the buyer and when you are English, you have straight away 50 per cent [extra] on the price of a player and that makes it difficult to act,” said Wenger.advertisementReuters Photo His failure to offload any underperformers, given the disappointment of last season when Arsenal F.C. failed to qualify for the Champions League, has surprised respected Irish commentator Johnnie Giles, the former Leeds United midfielder.”I’ve always been a great fan of Wenger and I think he has done a great job with Arsenal F.C. over the years – I think everybody agrees with that,” said Giles on Eamon Dunphy’s The Stand podcast.”But when you have Ozil in the team, again, and Chamberlain in the team, again, Walcott still there, Xhaka — these are proven failures, and why they are there, I don’t know. I think it will be the end of Wenger.”I thought they would be out, start from scratch, good players in, or better than he has. These are proven failures and why he is sticking with them, I do not know.”Not everyone agrees with that assessment, particularly of Oxlade-Chamberlain, who Wenger insists is not for sale despite interest from Chelsea F.C. and Liverpool F.C.With Sanchez also linked with a move to Manchester City, there could be several ins and outs ahead of next week’s transfer deadline.Before then, Wenger will be desperate for some reward at Anfield, his favourite English stadium, on Sunday after last week’s defeat at Stoke City F.C.Laurent Koscielny is free to return after missing the first two games through suspension. His presence should bolster a defence that has conceded four goals in two games.Sanchez is also expected to be in contention after missing the opening games with an abdominal strain.
TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd academy chief Parry explains loan club selectionby Paul Vegas10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United academy player performance manager Les Parry admits they’re careful with the clubs they select for their loan players.Parry has discussed the process that United staff members go through before deciding upon a destination.He said: “We draw up a player’s needs before we start the process.”I’m not kidding that we tick every box, because we can’t, but there have been a few clubs for one or two players, that we didn’t think were suitable.”On the face of it, it might look a good move, but we didn’t think it was, for one reason or another, so we looked elsewhere.”
The conversation about Ohio State’s defense is changing inside and outside the huddle. The Buckeyes, which limited a hapless, anemic Illinois offense to 170 yards in a 52-22 shellacking on Saturday, moved to 10-0 and one step closer to the program’s first undefeated season since 2002. And while the Illini’s own incompetence and 118th national ranking in total offense might have helped OSU’s Silver Bullets, sophomore linebacker Ryan Shazier said the talk in the huddle among members of the once much-maligned defense is different than what it was before. “It just got a lot easier to talk to each other, everybody’s gonna have each other accountable for everything,” said Shazier, who was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after a 14-tackle outing Saturday. “Now when we go in the huddle, we don’t talk about ‘Don’t let the big play happen, don’t let this, don’t let that’ – we just go in there talking about ‘We need a turnover, three-and-out, get the offense the ball.’” This just might be reflective of a defense coming of age, particularly after surrendering 49 points on the road against a now 4-5 Indiana squad. Though the Buckeyes left Bloomington, Ind., with a shaky 52-49 win, first-year coach Urban Meyer approached the contest’s postgame press conference arguably as disgusted as he’d been all season. Meyer even hinted at taking a more active role in a defense that had given up 87 points in back-to-back weeks. But now? After allowing 22 and 23 points in wins against Purdue and at Penn State, respectively, Meyer said improvement on the defense’s part has been evident. “Ever since the Indiana debacle in the second half, I’ve seen pretty much four-to-six seconds,” Meyer said regarding the level of effort he’s come to expect out of the Buckeyes. “And I see a lot of hard coaching going on. And that’s what I expect out of our staff.” It’s a line Meyer’s used since he came to Columbus in Nov. 2011-4-6 seconds, he said, of relentless effort, relentless pursuit on every play of every game. By the former Florida coach’s calculations, it’s enough to win football games. OSU cornerback redshirt sophomore Bradley Roby said the defense is getting back to that pillar of Meyer’s coaching philosophy. “Since the Indiana game we had a lot of serious meetings and we had to get it done on defense, and that’s what we’ve been doing lately,” he said. Like Meyer, Roby said the game against the Hoosiers was a “wake up call.” “We were like, ‘Man, we’re way better than this.’ Ever since then we been practicing harder and playing harder and it’s been showing,” Roby said. Arguably, such progression had never been so apparent before Saturday in a game which saw OSU secure more first downs (32) than the Illini had points. In reality, OSU’s defense gave up just 14 points, considering eight of Illinois’ points came off a 77-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown late in the game’s fourth quarter. Illini junior quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase mustered just 96 yards and an interception against an OSU front-seven that harassed him from start to finish. “From what I saw he was just running around all day,” Roby said. While Scheelhaase was sacked twice, the Buckeyes’ defensive line appeared to be getting enough of a push to allow its linebackers, Shazier included, to slam the door shut on runs to the outside and entrench themselves against short, dump-off passes over the middle. “It’s pretty fun when the coaches let the team loose and let us go after the ball,” Shazier said. “I’ve been playing like this mentality for all my life, see ball, get ball.” That aggressiveness, however, might only be made possible because of a more aware defense. OSU assistant head coach and co-defensive coordinator Everett Withers said players are comprehending, perhaps now more than ever, what’s happening on any given play. “The biggest deal is I think our kids in the back seven are starting to understand when we get this formation, these are the two or three things that will happen,” Withers said. “Everybody’s recognizing exactly what they need to see in that formation.” And if Illinois is any indication, it might be working. “We knew exactly what was coming before they even ran it sometimes,” Shazier said. With a bye this weekend, OSU travels to Wisconsin on Nov. 17 for its second-to-last game of the 2012 season.
Upper Arlington four-star shooting guard Dane Goodwin goes up for a shot against Westerville South on Jan. 24, 2017 at Upper Arlington High School. Credit: Jacob Myers | Managing EditorAn anxious state of uncertainty flows through the Schottenstein Center and anyone affiliated with the Ohio State men’s basketball team after Monday’s firing of coach Thad Matta.Before OSU Athletics Director Gene Smith announced with Matta that the program would be heading in a different direction, the two commitments for the 2018 class, Justin Ahrens and Dane Goodwin, each received a call from OSU assistant coach Greg Paulus informing them of the news.Tuesday, the three-star forward Ahrens from Versailles, Ohio, decommitted from the Buckeyes 2018 class, making Goodwin, a four-star shooting guard from Upper Arlington, Ohio, the lone commitment in the class as he awaits the hiring of a new head coach at OSU for the 2017-18 season.Damon Goodwin, Dane’s father and coach of Capital University’s men’s basketball team, told The Lantern that when the two returned home from Damon’s basketball camp at Capital Monday, the family discussed what they wanted to do. He said that Dane still wants to be a Buckeye, if he feels that the program is a good fit.“He’s kept his commitment (to OSU),” Damon said. “In Dane’s mindset, I think he wants to lay low for the next few days and see what happens and see who this guy is going to be and hopefully they do it fairly quickly.“Dane committed two-and-a-half years ago and we certainly didn’t foresee this happening at the time. We knew a little bit before it happened. But did we expect it? No. Did I expect it? Certainly not.”Dane committed to OSU on Dec. 1, 2014 as he was beginning his freshman season at Upper Arlington High School. Having committed so early in the process, Dane’s family never had to worry about going through the recruiting process with him, which Damon said he was thankful for. Now, a wrench has been thrown into that seamlessly easy recruiting cycle raising lots of questions that not only he has to find an answer to, but also other Columbus-area prospects like 2019 guard Jeremiah Francis and 2019 forward Jordan Mitchell.“The reality is this: (Dane) committed to Ohio State two-and-a-half years ago, but he also committed to Thad Matta. One of those variable is gone now,” Damon said. “Ohio State is a special place and Dane knows that. And he knows how special it can be for him. But there’s just so many question marks as of today.”Damon said that some of those question are regarding who OSU decides to bring in. Dane and Damon will evaluate the new coach’s style, what type of players he will be looking for among other factors. Damon said he has no doubt OSU will find a very good coach — one who he hopes has a lot of the same qualities Matta had.“With Dane being a 17-year-old, the last few years he kind of had it planned out where he was going to be and who he was going to be playing for,” he said. “That world has been rocked a little bit right now. It’s tough for him and tough on us as parents. There’s really nothing to do until they decide who is going to lead the program.”As of now, Dane has not had any other schools directly reach out to him, his father said.Matta’s departure was especially hard on Dane and their family given the profound impact the former coach had on them from the start of Dane’s recruitment.“I never knew (Matta) before he recruited Dane,” Damon Goodwin said. “I think Dane and I and our whole family were just kind of blown away by his sincerity. He offered Dane — you know, he hadn’t played a high school game. (Matta) saw him play in the summers. He saw him work out in the fall and when a guy like that makes a commitment to your son, that’s impressive.“As a father, I don’t know what else you would want out of a coach for your son. He’s a good man. That’s certainly the toughest part.”Jacob Myers: [email protected] and Twitter @Jacob _Myers_25
Ohio State sophomore pitcher Jake Vance (3) throws a pitch in the third inning of the game against Ohio University in April 10. Ohio State won 4-0. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe combined pitching staffs of Ohio State and Youngstown State dragged on a Wednesday night matchup for three hours and 26 minutes, struggling to find the strike zone while issuing a combined 17 walks. The difference for Ohio State (25-10, 6-3 Big Ten) was its ability to strike out batters, 15 in total, with the team cruising to a 12-3 victory against Youngstown State. (10-23, 7-7 Horizon).“We can’t create that type of help for our opponent if we’re gonna beat a really good team,” head coach Greg Beals said.Youngstown State’s control issues began early. Junior starter Kip DeShields walked four batters, threw a wild pitch and surrendered three runs on one hit while recording just one out before being pulled.The Penguins’ pitching struggles continued in the third, when the Buckeyes strung together five straight hits to extend their lead to 6-2.Youngstown State’s pitching staff finished with 10 walks, a hit batter, four wild pitches and a balk.Ohio State sophomore first baseman Conner Pohl extended his hitting streak to 15 games, swatting a three-run home run in the fourth. He finished the day 2-for-4.“[I’m] not chasing any off-speed, just playing my game honestly,” Pohl said. “I’m a fastball hitter and just seeing fastballs to hit.”Youngstown State trailed the game by seven runs late in the game and had back-to-back innings with the bases loaded, but both times failed to capitalize.Ohio State sophomore Jake Vance got off to a rocky start on the mound with a 43-pitch first inning, but smoothed things out in the second and finished with one earned run and five strikeouts in three innings.Redshirt sophomore second baseman Matt Carpenter recorded his first career hit in the victory.“You could tell by the reaction from the dugout tonight, that tells you what type of teammate he is,” Beals said. “Speaks to the talent that’s up and down the lineup and throughout that locker room. There’s guys that aren’t getting regular playing time that can play.”Redshirt senior Austin Woodby pitched a pair of innings for the Buckeyes and received his first win of the season.Even with the 12-run performance on Wednesday, Ohio State had the opportunity to do more damage against Youngstown State. The Buckeyes left 12 runners on base while the Penguins left 14 runners on base and scored only three runs. After scoring 31 runs in their past two games, the Buckeyes will begin a three-game set with Indiana on Friday.
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has advised Paris Saint-Germain to sign Aaron Ramsey.The French champions have reportedly joined Bayern Munich in the race for the signature of Aaron Ramsey and have received rave reviews from his old boss Arsene Wenger, Metro claims.Ramsey is out of contract next summer and is expected to leave the Gunners after they surprisingly withdrew their contract offer despite months of positive talks.It had been reported that Ramsey’s destination is Munich, but reports in France claim PSG have been advised to try and sign him by Wenger.The former AS Monaco manager who signed Ramsey back in 2008, has a good relationship with PSG’s owners and has been linked with the sporting director role at the club.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.Wenger has met with PSG manager Thomas Tuchel previously and talk of singing the Wales international came up, with Wenger Le Parisian’s fears.Arsenal are reportedly mulling over whether to cash in on Ramsey when the transfer window reopens in January should they receive a good enough offer.Though the 27-year-old can begin negotiating a pre-contract agreement to leave free as soon as the window opens.Bayern are understood to have held talks with the former Cardiff MSN’s representatives with Ramsey demanding around £200,000 in weakly wages as well as a huge signing-on fee.