End of an era as time called on famous Donegal pub

first_imgOne of Donegal’s best-known pubs has called time on its customers and closed its doors forever.McClafferty’s Bar of Churchill has held the license in its family and has been serving the public for the past 124 years.But current owner Charlie McClafferty has pulled his last pint in the famous bar citing a general downturn in the bar trade. The license for the premises has instead been transferred to the soon-to-be-opened Carry Out off-license which is located opposite Domino’s Pizza on the previous location of McBride’s Bookmakers.The off-license will open on November 1st after Judge Paul Kelly agreed to extinguish the current license for McClafferty’s Bar and transfer it to the new off-license premises which will be run by Mr Charlie McClafferty.Writing on the pub’s Facebook page this week, Mr McClafferty said it was the end of an era for his family and the locality.“It’s with great sadness and deep consideration that we have decided to close the bar permanently. Some magnificent nights were had here and we will cherish those memories forever. Monday the 31st of October will be our last night open. We would like to thank all of you who have graced our door since the bar opened in 1892. Thank you all very much for your custom from all here at McClafferty’s. ” The McClafferty family are held in high regard in the Churchill area and their association with the local Glenswilly GAA club, of which they have been the main sponsor for many years, has ben deeply appreciated by the club.Indeed, upon receiving the Dr Maguire Cup for the third time in five years recently, the footballers of Glenswilly were heard to sing “Charlie, fill the cup”, a reference to Mr McClafferty and his generosity.End of an era as time called on famous Donegal pub was last modified: October 24th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Kazaa Goes Legit – But It Will Fail

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#news#NYT#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Not too long ago, after the demise of Napster, Kazaa became synonymous with P2P file sharing. After a number of costly lawsuits and failed attempts to appease the music industry, however, Kazaa shut down its P2P network. Tomorrow, however, according to the Sydney Morning Herald, Kazaa will rise from the ashes and begin its second life as a legal subscription download service. For $20 a month, users will be able to download an unlimited number of songs. These songs, however, will be DRMed and in the WMA format, which will probably spell doom for the service in the long run.A beta version of this service has been available for a while, but judging from today’s reaction, very few users were aware of it. $20 a month wouldn’t be a bad deal for unlimited downloads if the music wasn’t DRMed and if users were able to play them on their iPods. Given the competition that Kazaa is up against, we don’t see a bright future for the service.Trend: Illegal File Sharing Sites Go LegitThe interesting trend, here, though, is that a lot of companies and services that were previously known for being ‘illegal’ hubs for file sharing are now trying to go legit. Napster, the grandfather for Kazaa and most of its brethren, is now a respectable paid service, and the Pirate Bay may offer a legal version of its service soon. As Eric Pfanner pointed out in the New York Times, we are now getting to the point where using legal services like Spotify or Lala are actually so much more convenient than illegally downloading music. Given this trend, it makes sense for centralized services like Kazaa to slowly drift to a legal model. At the same time, decentralized file sharing options like BitTorrent, which don’t depend on a single company to work, will still continue to be popular. Chances are, though, that users will probably share less music through torrents over the next year or so, as more cheap and free options allow users to legally access music more conveniently. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Eustaquio bows to Akhmetov in ONE main event

first_imgKairat Akhmetov. Photo from ONE ChampionshipJAKARTA — Kairat Akhmetov narrowly edged Filipino bet Geje Eustaquio in the main event of ONE: Total Victory Saturday at Jakarta Convention Center here.The former ONE Flyweight Champion bested the Team Lakay flyweight by split decision in a match that was truly too close to call.ADVERTISEMENT Akhmetov improved his record to 24-1, while Eustaquio fell to 9-6.Eustaquio’s defeat ruined what would have been a great night for Filipinos, after flyweight Ramon Gonzales and strawweight Roy Doliguez won their respective matches in the undercard.Meanwhile, hometown pride Stefer Rahardian (6-0) extended his winning streak in the flyweight division, making Cambodian Sim Bunsrun (3-4) tap out by rear-naked choke at the 1:07 mark of the first round, much to the delight of the Jakarta crowd.“It was really tough because I saw my opponent scrambling. But as soon as I had a chance to take his back, I took the opportunity,” Rahardian said of his dominant showing.Alain Ngalani (3-3) made quick work of Hideki Sekine (7-2), putting his Japanese opponent to sleep with a right straight within 11 seconds of the first round.ADVERTISEMENT E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC PH fighters Doliguez, Gonzales stop foes in undercard of ONE: Total Victory WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy PLAY LIST 01:27ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gamescenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eustaquio rocked the Kazakh early, landing a couple of kicks to the former champion’s face, but referee Yuji Shimada inexplicably halted the match that allowed Akhmetov to recover.Akhmetov took the fight to the ground but the Ifugao warrior showed immense brilliance in his ground defense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWith the bout seemingly even, Akhmetov may have gained the advantage after knocking down Eustaquio with a punch in the third round and holding the Filipino challenger in a guillotine until the final minute.Winning the virtual number one contender’s match, With the victory, Akhmetov once again gave himself a shot at the title against reigning ONE Flyweight Champion Adriano Moraes of Brazil, who had previously beaten him for the belt. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next MOST READ View comments LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

a month agoAllegri will make huge demands if Man Utd approach

first_imgAllegri will make huge demands if Man Utd approachby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is being linked with Manchester United.Tuttosport says United are keen to bring in Allegri should they relieve Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of his duties.But he would have some demands if he was to come to England.Allegri will want ‘massive interventions’ in the January window should he accept the job in the near future.United spent big in the summer, bringing in £150m worth of talent.But the former Premier League heavyweights only added three players with that money, in the form of Harry Maguire, Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka.More is needed if United are to catch up with the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Amit Panghal seals maiden world championship medal enters semis

first_imgEkaterinburg (Russia): Asian Games gold-medallist Amit Panghal (52kg) was assured of a maiden world championship medal after the Indian boxer advanced to the semifinals of the big event here on Wednesday. The second-seeded Panghal, who is also the reigning Asian champion, defeated Philippines’ Carlo Paalam 4-1 to be assured of at least a bronze in the marquee tournament. Panghal had earlier defeated Paalam in the Asian Games semifinals last year. In the last-four stage, the Haryana-pugilist will be up against Kazakhstan’s Saken Bibossinov, who stunned Armenia’s European gold-medallist and sixth seed Artur Hovhannisyan in his quarterfinal showdown. The Indian was a quarterfinalist in the last edition of the world championship, losing a fiercely-contested bout to the then defending champion Hasanboy Dusmatov in the 49kg category.last_img read more

Makeup tips to suit your face shape

first_imgSome idea of basic face structures and shapes can be helpful while applying make-up. Not every kind of make-up suit every face. It is important to know about what suits which face type and in the right balance. Use of correct techniques and tools can help achieve the best results. Here’s what goes well with the most common face shapes. Round: This face shape makes you look youthful. Bronzer should be applied on the entire outer parameter of the face and under the cheekbones. Highlight on the bridge of the nose, center of the forehead, high points of the cheeks, underneath the brow bone, Cupid’s bow, and on the chin. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainHeart Shape: This face shape is easy to balance. Apply bronzer on the forehead blending out towards the temples and underneath the cheekbones. Highlight on the bridge of the nose, cheekbones, underneath the brow bone, onto the jawline, Cupid’s bow, and on the chin. Square Shape: Forehead, cheekbones and jawline are almost of the same width. Soften the strong lines by contouring temples and jaw areas, apply blush in the hollows of the cheeks. Also, highlight high points of cheeks and temples. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardOval Shape: There is equal distance between chin to forehead and cheek to cheek. Bronzer should be applied at the top of the forehead, along the bottom of the cheekbones blended up toward the temple, under the chin blended up, and across the bridge of the nose. Highlight the cheekbones, on the brow bone, the tip of the nose, and Cupid’s bow. Avoid highlighting the forehead and chin, which will add height. Triangular/Pear Shape: The face has a broad jawline and cheeks can be wider than the eye area. Contour the sides of the cheek area and add a little under the eyes if necessary to sculpt the cheekbones and bring them forward.last_img read more

Court frames charges against Goa BJP MLA in rape case

first_imgPanaji: A Goa court on Thursday framed charges against BJP MLA Atanasio Monserratte for allegedly raping a 16-year-oldgirl. The police last year filed a 250-page charge sheet in North Goa district court after the investigation in the case was completed. North Goa district and sessions court judge Sherin Paul on Thursday framed charges against Monserratte. The trial in the case will begin on October 17. Atanasio Monserratte, 55, the MLA from Panaji constituency, has been booked Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singhunder Indian Penal Code Section 376 (rape) and relevant provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO). In a statement to police in 2016, the victim, then aged 16, accused Atanasio Monserratte of drugging and sexually assaulting her. She also alleged that her mother “sold” her to Monserratte for rupees fifty lakh. Atanasio Monserratte was arrested on May 5, 2016 and is currently out on bail. The MLA earlier denied all charges against him, saying he was innocent and the case against him was “politically motivated”.last_img read more

New Delhi It was a sultry Wednesday morning in th

first_imgNew Delhi: It was a sultry Wednesday morning in the national capital, with the weatherman predicting light rains towards the evening. “The minimum temperature recorded at 8.30 AM was 23.4 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal,” a MeT official said. The humidity level was recorded at 85 per cent. The weatherman has predicted partly cloudy sky with possibility of light rains and thundershowers in the evening. “The maximum temperature is likely to settle at 32 degrees Celsius,” the official added.last_img read more

Kolkata Alleging that Kolkata Metro Rail Corporat

first_imgKolkata: Alleging that Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRCL) is yet to fulfil its promise of rehabilitating them, the Bowbazar traders — who had to shut their shops after several buildings in the area developed cracks and some collapsed due to a tunnel-boring work in August-September — protested on Monday. The protestors disrupted the ongoing repair and reconstruction work in Durga Pithuri Lane in the area, demanding assurances in writing.The shops and offices at Durga Pithuri Lane, Shyakra Para Lane and B B Ganguly Street in Bowbazar are shut since August 31 when the buildings started developing cracks due to the tunneling work for East-West Metro corridor. The KMRCL had assured the affected businessmen that they would be rehabilitated. A committee was formed to hear the issues of the shop owners of the concerned area and a proposal was given to pay an ad hoc amount of Rs 50,000 to the those affected. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja As per the shop owners, the authorities are yet to fulfil their promises. “They had promised us compensation, but we haven’t received it. We don’t know what will happen to the labours who worked in our shops,” said a trader. The KMRCL officials have held several meetings with the traders. Residents of Bowbazar were left shaken after cracks appeared on over 60 buildings due to the work on the East-West Metro. Experts and engineers working on the project – which is being deemed as India’s technological marvel considering the underwater Metro tunnel passing through river Hooghly – suggested that water leaking into the tunnel resulted in a cave in. The machine, which was boring the tunnel, through which Howrah Maidan-bound trains will run, hit a giant aquifer. Water from the aquifer flooded the tunnel, triggering subsidence and causing severe damage to many buildings.(With inputs from Indian Express)last_img read more

Ulan Ude Russia Sixtime champion MC Mary Koms

first_imgUlan Ude (Russia): Six-time champion MC Mary Kom’s seemingly endless reservoir of experience makes her a strong medal contender yet again but the spotlight will also be on some youngsters when India takes guard at the World Women’s Boxing Championship starting here on Thursday. Mary Kom was on Wednesday seeded third and handed a bye into the pre-quarterfinals. She will begin her campaign on October 8 against a yet to be decided opponent. In all, five Indians got first-round byes into different stages depending on the size of the draw. No Indian will be in action on the opening day of the mega-event. Also Read – We will push hard for Kabaddi”s inclusion in 2024 Olympics: RijijuThe 36-year-old Manipuri has been an ambassador of the sport not just in India but also the world over. However, there is a minor blemish in her magnificent record — the lack of a world title in the 51kg category. She would be aiming to set it right in this Russian city. This is not to say she hasn’t done well in the hard-fought category– Mary Kom has the Olympic bronze medal and the Asian Games gold to her credit in the division. Former champion and Mary Kom’s contemporary L Sarita Devi (60kg) is another one to watch out for after she defeated last edition’s bronze-winner and a much younger Simranjit Kaur in the trials. Sarita, seeded fourth, has also got a bye but into the round of 32. Also Read – Djokovic to debut against Shapovalov at Shanghai MastersOutside the ring, the eight-time Asian medallist is in the running to become a member of the International Boxing Association’s (AIBA) first ever athletes commission, the voting for which will take place during the mega-event here. She is expected to make the panel as there hasn’t been any other nomination from the Asian bloc. Previous edition’s bronze-medallist Lovlina Borgohain has moved up a division to 69kg this time. Borgohain, an India Open gold-medallist, has been seeded third and given a bye into the pre-quarterfinals. India Open gold-medallists Neeraj (57kg) and Jamuna Boro (54kg) are among the five boxers, who will be making their debuts at the big event and can be expected to create a flutter. Neeraj, a former national champion, has got a bye into the round of 32. In the 75kg category, former Asian champion Saweety Boora will be keenly watched. She was a silver-medallist in the 2014 edition of the marquee tournament. “This squad is a nice mix. Last time we had four medals, let’s see how the debutants respond to the challenge this time. Fingers crossed,” national coach Mohammed Ali Qamar said. “Before coming here, we had a fruitful training stint in Italy where we got to spar with the Chinese, which is not something that happens quite often. They hardly travel elsewhere and they are the biggest force in women’s boxing,” he added. In the 48kg category, which Mary Kom made her own, Strandja Cup silver-medallist Manju Rani will be fighting it out this time. A debutant at the world championship, Rani got a bye into the pre-quarterfinals. “She has shown a lot of promise and hopefully, it would translate into a medal here,” Qamar said. Among the veterans, former Asian medallist Kavita Chahal (+81kg) is in the quarterfinals due to the small size of the draw and will need just one win to be assured of a podium finish at the big event, where she has won two bronze medals in the past. India’s best performance at the tournament was back in 2006 when the country, hosting the event, topped the medals tally with a haul of eight, including gold medals by Mary Kom and Sarita. The Squad: Manju Rani (48kg), M C Mary Kom (51kg), Jamuna Boro (54kg), Neeraj (57kg), Sarita Devi (60kg), Manju Bomboriya (64kg), Lovlina Borgohain (69kg), Saweety Boora (75kg), Nandini (81kg), Kavita Chahal (+81kg).last_img read more