After 80 year gap, 103 year old Ruby goes back to the cinema!

first_imgA 103-year-old woman who visited her local cinema for the first time in more than 80 years told friends “Make sure you bring me to the sequel.”Ruby Druce was last at the cinema when she cycled there in the 1940s.But a combination of married life and working for more than 45 years in a local shirt factory in Co Donegal meant Ruby never got back to the silver screen. All that changed last weekend however, when Ruby’s niece Margo Butler decided to take her to see period drama Downton Abbey.Margo revealed “Ruby used to love the cinema but it must be 80 years she was last there. She used to cycle from her home in Castlefinn and across the border into Strabane in Co Tyrone.“She likes watching Downton Abbey on the television and I just happened to say to her that there was a film of it on in the cinema and she decided she’d like to go.”Owner of Century Complex in Letterkenny, Mark Doherty, heard about Ruby’s special occasion and put on a slap-up meal at the adjoining Backstage Bar and Grill. Margo, who used to work at Century Cinemas, said that Ruby was delighted to meet Mark whom she had heard so much about.“She was treated like royalty and she was so happy to meet Mark. He couldn’t do enough for her asking her if she wanted tea and anything else.“She didn’t bother ordering popcorn or sweets because we’d had such a lovely meal beforehand.“She really, really enjoyed the film and the whole occasion. She even asked us on the way out to let her know when the sequel is on so we can go again,” revealed Margo.However, Margo would have to be quick as bright-as-button Ruby’s diary is filling up fast. She turns 104 on December 31st and has already booked her party night out in another local venue.“She’s a great character. Sharp as a tack and she is so aware for her age. It’s up to the rest of us to keep up with her,” laughed niece Margo.Ruby with the one and only Mark Doherty from Century Complex.After 80 year gap, 103 year old Ruby goes back to the cinema! was last modified: October 3rd, 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:century complexMargo ButlerMark DohertyRuby Drucelast_img read more

As Game 5 approaches, uncertainty looms about Erik Karlsson’s health

first_imgST. LOUIS — Throughout their Western Conference Final against the St. Louis Blues, the Sharks have been able to say that they’ve been in this position before.After all, the series has played out exactly the way the last round did against the Colorado Avalanche: Win the first game at home in impressive fashion but lose Game 2. Come up with a gutsy road win in Game 3 only to have the offense stall in a Game 4 loss.So, here they are again, going home for a pivotal Game 5 with the Blues on …last_img

Continue to watch for ear rots

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt Hutcheson, Seed Consultants, Inc.In the past few weeks while making yield estimates and walking corn fields, it has become apparent that ear rots will be a concern this fall. Corn ear rots reduce corn yield, affect grain quality, and can lead to the development of mycotoxins in grain.Below are symptoms and toxin concerns for ear rots that may be present in corn fields this fall:• Aspergillus ear rot: Symptoms appear as an olive-green mold on corn kernels that usually occurs at the tip of the ear. Aspergillus ear rot produces aflatoxin which is toxic to livestock and considered a carcinogen as well.• Fusarium ear rot: Symptoms include white to pink colored mold on kernels. This mold can infect small areas of kernels on the ear or be scattered in a random patter across the ear. Fusarium ear rot sometimes occurs where insects have damaged kernels the ear. Fusarium ear rot produces mycotoxins which create a toxicity concern for both human and livestock consumption.• Gibberella ear rot: Symptoms include a pink mold that usually begins at the ear tip. Fusarium ear rot produces two toxins, including DON which is also referred to as vomitoxin. DON is toxic to livestock, especially hogs.• Diploidia ear rot: Symptoms include a thick white or gray colored mold that begins at the base of the corn ear.It is critical for corn growers to scout fields and determine if ear rots are present. Infected fields should be harvested and dried early, then segregated from grain not affected by ear rots. Adjust combines so lighter, damaged kernels will be sorted out and left in the field. Drying grain to below 15% moisture will prevent further development of ear rots.last_img read more

Survey Finds Local Marketing Dollars Go To Facebook Places Over Foursquare, Groupon

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Location#NYT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting When Facebook Places launched last summer, one of the first questions (other than “how will this impact my privacy?”) was “How will this impact other location-based startups?” While Foursquare was gaining tractions and users, some questioned if Facebook’s entry into location would serve to squash it.Foursquare has hardly been squashed. The startup ended 2010 with over 380 million check-ins and now boasts over 6 million users. But a new survey from MerchantCircle suggests that while users may be flocking to Foursquare, businesses’ marketing dollars are going elsewhere.According to the 8,000 local business owners that participated in MerchantCircle’s quarterly Merchant Confidence Index, Facebook and Google are still the leaders when it comes to online marketing efforts. Respondents to the latest survey indicate that 32% are using Facebook Places to promote their businesses, with 12% planning to do so in the coming months. That compares to 8.7% who use Foursquare, with 7.6% planning to add it to their marketing repertoire soon.Behind Foursquare in the survey is Groupon, with 6.6% of local merchants saying they’d offered a “daily deal.” But 13% of those surveyed say they plan to do so, an indication that there is a demand for group-buying opportunities. Interestingly, 14.3% of respondents said they’d never heard of Groupon, while 27.6% said they’d never heard of Foursquare; 26.9% said they’d never heard of Groupon’s competitor Living Social and 11% said they’d never heard of Facebook Places. Before you draw any conclusions about Super Bowl ads, the survey ran from Jan. 22 through Feb. 3, narrowly missing the Groupon advertising gaffe. According to the survey, about 72% of local businesses say they’ll spend less than $5,000 a year on these marketing efforts, with 34% spending less than $1,000. audrey watters Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

14 years after 1st Wimbledon win, Federer eyes 8th vs. Cilic

first_imgEl Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant In truth, though, what’s most important is this: Federer is still as capable as ever of beating everyone who stands in his way.“This guy doesn’t really seem (to be) getting any older or anything like that,” said Tomas Berdych, who lost to Federer in the semifinals, “or slowing down at all.”That’s certainly the case.Federer is 30-2 and tied for the tour lead with four titles in 2017, including at the Australian Open in January.During Wimbledon, he has not lost a set through six matches; the last man to earn the title without ceding a set was Bjorn Borg, 31 years ago. He’s only been broken four times, saving 16 of 20 break points along the way.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Is Muguruza heir to Williams sisters? Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim His 11 Wimbledon finals are a record for a man at any Grand Slam tournament (no one else has played more than seven at the All England Club.)His 29 Grand Slam finals are seven more than Rafael Nadal, who ranks No. 2.His 18 Grand Slam titles are three more than Nadal, No. 2 in that category, too.And only Pete Sampras and William Renshaw (who played in the 1880s, back when a previous year’s champion only needed to win one match to retain the title) also can boast of seven men’s trophies at Wimbledon.Now Federer wants to collect another after missing out on chances with losses to Novak Djokovic in the 2014 and 2015 finals.“It’s a big deal. I love this tournament. All my dreams came true here as a player,” Federer said. “To have another chance to go for No. 8 now, be kind of so close now at this stage, is a great feeling.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES “Roger is playing maybe (some) of his best tennis of his career at the moment,” said Cilic, the No. 7-seeded Croatian who hit 25 aces and returned quite well during his semifinal victory over Sam Querrey. “It’s going to be a huge challenge.”They have played each other seven times previously, with Federer winning six, including in last year’s Wimbledon quarterfinals. Cilic took the first two sets and even was one point from victory, before Federer came back.The lone head-to-head win for Cilic came in one of the most significant matches of his career: 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals of the 2014 U.S. Open, where he went on to earn his only Grand Slam title.“He knows he absolutely destroyed Roger,” said Jonas Bjorkman, one of Cilic’s two coaches.That knowledge is key for this match, according to Bjorkman. So, too, is the past experience of participating in, and winning, a major final.“He knows what it takes,” Bjorkman said. “He knows how it feels to be out there, and he knows what it is to be under the pressure like that.”The 6-foot-6 (1.98-meter) Cilic, who is 28, has improved since then, too. His serve is better, as are his volleys and his inclination to move to the net. Those can help on Sunday. Would also be useful if he is able to read Federer’s serves as well as he did Querrey’s.Still, it’s the mental side of things that matters for Cilic, according to the only Croatian man to win Wimbledon, Goran Ivanisevic.“He needs to just believe,” said Ivanisevic, the 2001 champion at the All England Club and Cilic’s coach in New York three years ago. “It has nothing to do with tennis. In the end, it’s all in your head.”Past history favors Federer by a wide margin. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Another significant difference for Federer, whose 36th birthday is Aug. 8, making him the oldest men’s finalist at Wimbledon since 1974?“I didn’t have kids running around, potentially waking me up at night,” he said. “Today we’ve got to, like, close down the doors. Say, ‘Daddy is sleeping.’”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsHe’s a father of four: twin boys, 3; twin girls, 8 soon.On the court, there are ways in which the Federer who faces Marin Cilic on Sunday is not the same as the Federer who beat Mark Philippoussis 14 years ago. The larger racket, for example, or the increased willingness to hit over the top on his backhand. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Switzerland’s Roger Federer celebrates after beating Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych in their Men’s Singles semifinal match on day eleven at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Friday, July 14, 2017. (Gareth Fuller/Pool Photo via AP)LONDON — Much has changed for Roger Federer since he played in, and won, his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon in 2003.First of all, as he reminded everyone after moving into his 11th title match at the All England Club — with a shot at his eighth championship, more than any man in history — he favored a ponytail and some scruff on his cheeks way back then. Nowadays, his hair is short, his face clean shaven.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Mavericks say Kristaps Porzingis involved in altercation in native Latvia

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The 23-year-old Porzingis was acquired by Dallas in a blockbuster deal with the New York Knicks before the trading deadline but hasn’t played for the club. He missed the 2018-19 season after tearing a ligament in his left knee in what turned out to be his final game for the Knicks in February 2018.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsPorzingis will be a restricted free agent July 1, and the Mavericks have said they intend to sign him to a long-term contract. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue FILE – In this March 14, 2019, file photo, Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis stands during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. An attorney for Porzingis acknowledges that a woman has accused the NBA star of rape, but “unequivocally” denies the allegation. Lawyer Roland Riopelle said Saturday, March 30, that the claim against the Dallas Maverick was part of an extortion attempt that is being investigated by the FBI. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks say Kristaps Porzingis was involved in an altercation at a nightclub in his native Latvia.After video showed the 7-foot-3 forward with a bloody forehead, the Mavericks said Sunday: “It is our understanding that Kristaps was jumped and assaulted outside of a club,” without providing further details.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIEScenter_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Video of the aftermath of the incident obtained by TMZ showed an agitated Porzingis in a torn shirt, pushing someone out of the way and approaching a group of men before several people stopped him and urged him to calm down. MOST READ 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 Rodney Hood hopes to be ready for Game 1 after hyperextending knee Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles View commentslast_img read more

Leaders write Pope asking him to stop private school opening in Winnipegs

first_imgThe Canadian PressWINNIPEG — Indigenous leaders are speaking out against a new, private Jesuit school set to open in September in Winnipeg’s north end, saying it is too reminiscent of a residential school.Gonzaga Middle School aims to support academically gifted students with longer hours and smaller class sizes.It also plans to remove barriers for low-income and academically gifted students between Grades 6 and 8 by offering free education.But the activists say a private Catholic school in a largely Indigenous neighbourhood is a bad idea and goes against recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.They went to the Winnipeg School Division on Monday night and asked for support.Larry Morrissette, executive director of Ogijiita Pimatiswin Kinamatwin, an organization that works with youth in gangs, and James Favel have also written a letter to Pope Francis asking him to intervene.Favel says the school is already causing cracks in the community.“It’s divided us into those who want it and those who don’t,” he says. “It’s painful, the wounds are still too fresh.”School board vice-chairwoman Sherri Rollins says the board can’t intervene with private school matters, but it can be an ally and listen to community concerns.In a statement online, Gonzaga Middle School Principal Tom Lussier says the school does not want to repeat mistakes of the past.He says Gonzaga endorses and encourages the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and adds that Gonzaga will teach students about the legacy of residential schools, and the Catholic Church’s role in their development and operation.Vivian Ketchum, a former residential school student, attended Monday’s meeting and says she will never send her children to Gonzaga.“Now I can’t speak my language,” she says. “I’m afraid of my own culture. I was taught fear. That’s what these type of schools teach, fear.”Other Indigenous leaders have come out in support of the school.Manitoba Treaty Commissioner James Wilson says Gonzaga will give Indigenous students opportunities to succeed academically.Niigaan Sinclair, an Indigenous studies professor at the University of Manitoba, is on the school’s board of directors while Point Douglas MLA Kevin Chief was on its advisory committee.–The Canadian Presslast_img read more