first_imgFEATURES: The Millbridge Bar and Restaurant has recently underwent refurbishments which has led to it being labelled as the No.1 dining out experience in the North-West: Located in the scenic village of Kilmacrennan, which is just a short ten minute drive from Letterkenny – The Millbridge Bar and Restaurant in Kilmacrennan is quickly drawing acclaim from all over Donegal. Their newly refurbished dining room “The Ivy” is open Friday-Sunday with Bar Food available SEVEN days a week from 12pm-9pm with an extensive menu to suit all tastes.Our function room is available for all types of celebrations, including 18ths, 21st, anniversarys etc, we have something to suit everyone.WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT:A MASSIVE crowd is expected to descend on the Millbridge Bar and Restaurant Kilmacrennan this Friday night for Ireland’s singing sensation Jimmy Buckley. Doors open at 9pm and you can pay at the door (€15).Not content with Jimmy Buckley, management have also provided the ever popular Sean Gallagher to play this Friday night in the lounge to entertain the crowds.It promises to be a night not to be missed!On Saturday night The Two Amigos will ensure it’s another lively night.On Sunday in “The Snug” we have Kilmacrennans very own trad band Ciocal Iomlan playing from 6pm-9pm.Come join us this Sunday for our Carvery Lunch in our newly refurbished Ivy Restaurant from 12pm to 4pm with 4 courses (tea or coffee) for only €16.95 and kids eat for only €4.95. Live premiership matches shownDrinks promotions3 pints for €10 (Monday – Friday)Loyalty Discount cards availableFor any information contact us on 074 91 39800 or email us at [email protected] MUSIC SENSATION JIMMY BUCKLEY PLAYING LIVE AT THE MILLBRIDGE BAR THIS FRIDAY NIGHT was last modified: August 14th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Kenyan train joins Thomas and Friends TV show

first_imgA new African character comes to Tidmouth Sheds, home to popular children’s television show Thomas and Friends, in 2018. Meet Nia the Kenyan engine, who will be helping to keep fan favourites Thomas, Skarloey and James the Red Engine on a more modern and inclusive track.Nia, a new character in the Thomas and Friends children’s television series, is a female Kenyan train engine whose brightly coloured designs are inspired by traditional Maasai and Samburu patterns. (Image: Thomas and Friends YouTube)CD AndersonAnnouncing a new direction for the Thomas and Friends TV show, Mattel said that several other changes to the 30-year-old show would help to update the brand’s image and popularity, particularly in Africa and Asia, where the characters and stories were hugely popular. The toy and media company that owns the Thomas brand made the announcement on 17 October 2017.Changes include some new female characters, including Nia, a train engine from Kenya, and Rebecca, a strong-willed, outspoken electric locomotive. Other female characters include an aeroplane from Australia and an Indian train yard controller. The changes are all an effort to modernise the Thomas brand and give it a distinctive international flavour.Other new modifications for the story include travels for Thomas and his friends outside their traditional home of Tidmouth Sheds on the island of Sodor. The characters will be going on adventures on railroad systems in Africa, Asia and North America when the new reworked series begins in 2018.Meet NiaIn addition to doing extensive research among the show’s young fans and their parents around the world, Mattel also consulted the United Nations Organisation for Education, Science and Culture (Unesco) to create an accurate and reverent African character: Nia the Kenyan engine.Nia – the Swahili word for purpose – was an adventurous and fun engine who taught Thomas about friendship between different cultures, Mattel said.The train design itself also has an African flavour, based on an East African Railways engine – the KUR ED1 – which ran on the Kenya-Uganda route during the late 1920s.And Nia looks good too, featuring brightly coloured designs based on traditional Maasai and Samburu patterns. “[She] is painted orange with yellow lining. She has yellow, green and red patterns painted along her tanks, dome and cylinders, and her footplate is painted red. Her name and number are painted on the sides of her tanks and cab respectively in yellow,” said Mattel.“We have added new female characters before, but I think, with a show like Thomas, they tend to fall into the background after initial introduction,” said Thomas and Friends producer Ian McCue. “What we wanted to do here was really bring these two female characters to the forefront.”Another of the show’s producers, Micaela Winter, said gender equality was important to the creators in the new series and going forward.“[Thomas’ new direction and the addition of new, more representative characters] is really about learning about the world and bringing the world into the living room for [young viewers],” said Kate Schlomann, vice-president of branding at Mattel. “Which we haven’t done before.”The online response to the new African character has been positive, with children and adults praising the new, modern approach to a beloved children’s show.Gender shakeup at Tidmouth Sheds; meet Thomas the Tank Engine’s new friends Nia and Rebecca.— The Associated Press (@AP) October 14, 2017Thomas and Friends: Big World Big Adventures: Thomas and Nia in Africa!!: via @YouTube— ?Spoopy Spencer? (@TTTE_Fan_03) October 19, 2017Micaela Winter on new Thomas & Friends train Nia: “She’s a strong, empowered woman who boys and girls can really look up to” #MIPJunior— MIP Markets (@mip) October 14, 2017“Hello, my name is Nia.”Woah! @TheIronEngine and @TheUnluckyTug predicted the future!— ?Thomas Theorist ? (@AdamPhelan5) October 14, 2017Nia and the other new characters will debut in a feature-length special titled Big World! Big Adventures! before becoming part of the regular cast in the 22nd season of the Thomas and Friends TV series in 2018.For more information about the new characters and adventures, visit the official Thomas and Friends website here. Source: Associated PressWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

3 Great Online Resources For Writing A Business Plan

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… EBS Business Plan BuilderThe New England Business Service has provided an excellent online tool for easily creating a business plan. Simply fill in the fields and the NEBS does the rest, formatting your plan for you to copy and paste into a word processing application of your choice.Critical Steps to Writing a Business Plan Along with several other articles for writing and preparing your business plan, has put together nine steps to complete to make the process simple. From determining your audience to reviewing and editing, follow these steps and you’ll have a great business plan in your If you’re looking for a sample business plan to look over before you start writing one of your own, Bplans has you covered. With over 500 samples and their own software for business plan creation, Bplans is an excellent online resource for young entrepreneurs.For an extensive list of resources for writing a business plan, be sure to check out‘s list of 50 Free Sources for Business Plans, Templates and Models. Earlier this week we told you how a well crafted elevator pitch can be more effective than a well written business plan, but a business plan is still a necessary step in any startup. Writing a business plan can be a daunting task for a first-time entrepreneur with little or no experience in business. Thankfully there are plenty of resources online for researching and creating a great business plan, so here are three great examples. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… chris cameron 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#start#StartUp 101 last_img read more

Panathinaikos Thrashes Asteras 5-0, Wins for Giannena and Atromitos

first_imgATHENS, Greece (AP) — Panathinaikos scored four times in the first half en route to beating host Asteras 5-0 in the Greek league on Saturday.Panathinaikos caught Panionios in second place, 13 points behind league leader Olympiakos, which plays at AEK Athens on MondayVictor Klonaridis and Marcus Berg scored early within a two-minute span as a result of defense-splitting long passes.An unmarked Rodrigo Moledo headed in Paul-Jose M’Poku’s free kick, M’Poku himself latched on to a long pass and scored nine minutes later.The only goal of the second half came late, as Olivier Boumal hit in a rebound of Berg’s shot.Also, Atromitos beat Xanthi 2-1 and Giannena defeated Kerkyra 1-0.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img

Ralph Brown Cable standards body CableLabs and Cis

first_imgRalph BrownCable standards body CableLabs and Cisco have teamed up to unveil a new open-source software project to drive forward the Remote PHY architecture.Remote PHY is a modular cable headend architecture that converts the IP signal to RF closer to the  edge of the network by distributing edgeQAM functionality rather than performing this at a central headend facility. It is seen as one of the emerging set of tools, associated with the advanced data-over-cable spec DOCSIS 3.1, that will enable cable operators to ensure that their networks are up to the job of delivering ultra high-speed services to compete with FTTH.The CableLabs/Cisco initiative, labeled OpenRPD, was originally developed by Cisco and contributed to the open source environment hosted at CableLabs. The RPD is a physical layer converter commonly located in an optical node of the cable network.  This open source software will reside in the Remote PHY Device and will be available to cable operators and RPD vendors around the world, according to Cisco.The software is designed to help further interoperability efforts and promote virtualization techniques to speed time to market with new services, according to the company, enabling legacy optical node vendors to build Remote PHY nodes“More and more of the telecommunications infrastructure is running on open source platforms. CableLabs has a history of contributing to and hosting open source projects. The OpenRPD project helps launch CableLabs increased focus on open source projects for the cable industry,” said Ralph Brown, CTO, CableLabs.“This is open source for cable access. Not only does it help move the industry toward the future architecture but it also enables a new developer community,” said Dave Ward, CTO of Engineering and chief architect, Cisco.“Open standards, open source and an open ecosystem community for developers is a key trajectory for networking. We see the Remote PHY architecture and RPD evolving to a more generalised and virtualised architecture that can be applied to all types of access networks.”last_img read more