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Business is blooming for star gardener Paddy with new Letterkenny store

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first_imgPaddy McDermott, one of Donegal’s best-known gardening talents, is enjoying great growth in his business ventures.Paddy, who is from Burt, has had an exciting summer as the winner of RTE’s Super Garden Viewers’ Choice Award. He was Donegal’s first finalist in the TV competition, which saw cameras coming to Letterkenny to film him transforming a local family’s garden.And now Paddy is putting down roots in Letterkenny with a second branch of his Creative Landscaping Works store. The official opening will take place on Saturday 17th August and it promises to be a fun day out for all with special offers. Alongside his popular store in Bridgend, Paddy’s Letterkenny store offers everything you could need to design your dream garden with ease.Watch the video below for a tour of the brand new store:He was also recently awarded a coveted Business All Star Accreditation, which is an independently verified standard mark for businesses based on rigorous selection criteria; performance, trust and customer centricity.With Paddy’s expertise, you can get help to make your garden an attractive space to relax and play. Creative Landscaping Works is the north west’s leading artificial grass supplier, providing premium quality synthetic green grass 365 days a year. Which means no mowing! They also sell Tobermore concrete block paving and paving flags/slabs, which come with a 25 year guarantee. Get your paving sealers and outdoor cleaning products in store.And for the little ones, Creative Landscaping Works specialised in outdoor playframes and fun. Find playframes, trampolines, swings, goal posts and more to suit any garden size at the stores. There is a wide range of playframe accessories available, from swing seats, slides, handles, climbing rocks, telescopes, steering wheels and more.Paddy McDermott at the new Creative Landscaping Works, Lisnennan LetterkennyThey also have great quality garden furniture, seating and firepits to create a relaxing area for winding down outside. Plus, you’ll find artificial plants and hedges for hassle-free designing.Paddy has it all in the Creative Landscaping stores, with hand tools and DIY equipment including screws, nails and fixings all under one roof. And you can get the best advice from the team on how to make the most of your space.Creative Landscaping Works LetterkennyCiaran at Creative Landscaping Works BridgendCreative Landscaping Works LetterkennyDavid at Creative Landscaping Works, Lisnennan LetterkennyWhy not call into the grand opening of the new store at Lisnennan Letterkenny for a browse of all the stock. The opening party will feature family fun events and an environmentally friendly car exhibition. Plus, customers can book into a free one day design clinic taking place on Saturday – call 087 937 9967 to get booked in now.With Highland Radio broadcasting from 12noon, it’s sure to be a fun day out. Paddy and the team are looking forward to welcoming everyone.Follow Creative Landscaping Works on Facebook for regular offers and updates from Letterkenny and BridgendPaddy McDermott at the new Creative Landscaping Works, Lisnennan LetterkennyBusiness is blooming for star gardener Paddy with new Letterkenny store was last modified: August 12th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Businesscreative landscaping worksGardeningOutdoorPaddy McDermottStoresuper gardenlast_img read more

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Watch Ohio FFA Convention Talent Show Here

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Online coverage of the 91st Ohio FFA State Convention sponsored by Wilmington College.If you’re having video issues, refresh the page or click this link to watch it on the Ohio Ag Net Facebook page.last_img

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Winter Paralympics: the best bits from the Pyeongchang Games

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first_imgShare on Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Reuse this content Share on Pinterest Oksana Masters: from Chernobyl to Pyeongchang Paralympics golds Ekaterina Rumyantseva returned to Russia as the Neutral Paralympic Athletes with the most gold medals Photograph: Vladimir Smirnov/TASS Since you’re here… Facebook Facebook features Facebook Twitter Pinterest Gold medallist Menna Fitzpatrick of Britain and her guide Jennifer Kehoe, silver medallist Henrieta Farkasova of Slovakia and her guide Natalia Subrtova, and bronze medallist Millie Knight of Britain and her guide Brett Wild on the podium Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters The British alpine para-skiiers received a large amount of funding in the run-up to Pyeongchang – £2.7m. “We had so much funding and support after Kelly Gallagher and Charlotte Evans won their gold [in Sochi] so I only hope we will create the same after ours,” said Fitzpatrick.The Paralympics GB chef de mission, Penny Briscoe, said: “We came into these Games with clear potential on snow and ice. I’m proud of every one of the 17 athletes in this team. Even away from the medals, there have been some stunning performances and personal bests.”The Neutral Paralympic AthletesOne country that didn’t take part – officially – was Russia. The International Paralympic Committee had suspended the Russian Paralympic Committee as an anti-doping measure, but in January announced that Russian athletes meeting strict criteria could apply for slots in five events, and compete as Neutral Paralympic Athletes. Thirty competitors were able to take advantage of this, and they propelled the NPA team to second place in the overall medals table.Three athletes in particular shone, with Ekaterina Rumyantseva taking three golds and two silvers in biathlon and cross-country skiing. In the same disciplines compatriot Mikhalina Lysova won two golds, three silver and a bronze, and Anna Milenina took home two golds and three silvers. Facebook Twitter Pinterest Oksana Masters carrying the US flag in the closing ceremony in Pyeongchang Photograph: THOMAS LOVELOCK / HANDOUT/EPA Securing the future of the ParalympicsThe closing ceremony saw the formal handover of the Paralympic flag from Pyeongchang to the 2022 host city, Beijing. The Chinese capital will become the first city to have hosted both the summer and winter Paralympics.And the future of the Paralympics is looking assured after an agreement signed with the IOC which ensures the two organisations will continue to cooperate up until at least 2032. It means that the IOC will continue to insist that successful Olympic bid cities will also host the Paralympics in the same year at the same venues, and gives financial stability to the IPC for the next 14 years.“There can be no doubts that the IPC and the Paralympic movement would not be where it is today without the support and co-operation with the IOC” said the IPC president, Andrew Parsons. “Both organisations share a passion that sport can change lives and that sport can change the world. Working together will further the impact both of ours work has on society.” Twitter Share on WhatsApp Facebook In January Bibian Mentel-Spee underwent surgery for a cancerous tumour in her neck. By March the Dutch Paralympian was winning gold medals in South Korea. Since having the lower part of one leg amputated Mentel-Spee has survived multiple cancer surgeries and radiotherapy to emerge triumphant in snowboarding. She took gold in both the snowboard cross and the banked slalom.Brenna Huckaby was another bone cancer survivor on the podium in the snowboarding. She took the snowboard cross and banked slalom golds in the SB-LL1, having, prior to the Games, become the first amputee Paralympian to appear in the annual Sports Illustrated swimwear issue.Chernoby victim wins gold for the USA Bibian Mentel-Spee takes Paralympic gold two months after cancer surgery From L-R: Japan’s Yoshihiro Nitta (silver), Kazakhstan’s Alexandr Kolyadin (gold), Canada’s Bronze Medalists Mark Arendz and Finland’s Ilkka Tuomisto (bronze) Photograph: Thomas Lovelock/AFP/Getty Images Read more Declan Farmer (second left) of the USA scores a goal against Canada in the Ice Hockey gold medal game Photograph: Buda Mendes/Getty Images Country debuts and first gold medalsAs well as a larger audience, the Pyeongchang Games featured more athletes taking part from more countries than ever before. A record 20 different nations earned at least one gold medal, and 26 out of the 49 countries taking part won at least one medal, a higher percentage than at any Paralympics since Lillehammer in 1994.Georgia, North Korea and Tajikistan all took part in the Winter Paralympics for the first time. China, who host the next edition, won gold at the Games for the very first time, as did Kazakhstan. Share on Messenger Support The Guardian Share on LinkedIn Pinterest Records set for Paralympics GBThe British Paralympic team will return home on Monday boasting of a successful Games, having hit their medal target of between six and 12 medals. The seven medals won was one more than in Sochi.All of the medals were down to work of two Paralympians and their guides. Menna Fitzpatrick and Millie Knight won medals across a range of alpine skiing disciplines, with Fitzpatrick and her guide Jen Kehoe winning Britain’s gold medal on the final morning of the Games. Fitzpatrick said she wanted to celebrate with a “proper cup of English tea”. By taking four medals in total, the 19 year old became the most decorated British Winter Paralympian of all-time. The 12th Winter Paralympics have come to an end in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Here are a pick of the highlights from 10 days of action, featuring athletes from 49 countries.Records broken all aroundIt’s traditional for every Games to be hailed as “the best ever” in the celebratory speeches at the closing ceremony, but Pyeongchang truly did set a number of new records for the Winter Paralympics. The number of tickets sold exceeded those sold at Sochi, and were the most ever, with the audience for the Winter Paralympics tripling since the 2006 Turin edition.Brian McKeever set a record by wining his 13th Paralympic gold in his fifth appearance at the Games. He’s now the most decorated Canadian Paralympian of all time, and the most successful Paralympian cross-country skier of all-time. Henrieta Farkasova, competing in the visually impaired alpine skiing, was the most decorated athlete – with four golds and a silver to take home to Slovakia. An extra bronze is requiredSome critics have cited small numbers of competitors in some sports and large winning margins as evidence that the Winter Paralympics are not always functional as competitive sports. That was emphatically not the case in the men’s 1.5km standing cross-country skiing. Even a photo-finish couldn’t split Canada’s Mark Arendz and Finland’s Ilkka Tuomisto in third place, and so they were each awarded a bronze medal, leading to the rare sight of a medal and victory ceremony featuring four athletes on the podium. Oksana Masters finally won gold at her third Paralympics, to add to a bronze earned in the rowing in London in 2012, and a bronze and silver in cross-country skiiing earned at Sochi. Masters was adopted from a Ukrainian orphange after suffering birth defects thought to be caused by radiation from the Chernobyl disaster. She dedicated the gold medal to her mother, and was given the honour of carrying the flag for the USA in the closing ceremony. Twitter Pinterest Facebook Brian McKeever celebrates victory in the Cross-country skiing visually impaired men’s 1.5km sprint classic final Photograph: HANDOUT/Reuters Cancer survivors dominate the snowboarding … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Twitter Twitter Read more Share via Email Topics Twitter Disability and sport Share on Twitter Kim Jong-hyon was one of only two Winter Paralympians to represent North Korea, who made their national debut in the Pyeongchang Games hosted by their neighbours Photograph: Lee Jin-man/AP The Canada – USA ice hockey rivalryThe two North American powerhouses were kept apart at the group stages, and both cruised to the final. The USA conceded only one goal en route to the gold medal match, Canada conceded none. Remarkably, given their track records in the sport, it was the first time they had met each other in a Paralympics gold medal game.The Canadians were just 37 seconds away from reclaiming the gold medal they had last won in 2006 in Turin. But Declan Farmer had other ideas. He tied the match up at 1-1, and then scored again in sudden-death overtime to give the US their third consecutive para ice hockey gold. The gold helped the USA top the medal table for the first time since 1992. 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10 months agoBayern Munich chiefs Kovac, Salihamidzic concerned after Liverpool draw

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first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bayern Munich chiefs Kovac, Salihamidzic concerned after Liverpool drawby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBayern Munich coach Niko Kovac believes getting Liverpool in the Champions League round of 16 is the toughest draw they could land.The Bundesliga champions will travel to Anfield for the first leg on February 19 with the second leg at the Allianz Arena on March 13.Kovac said, “Liverpool got to the final last year, they’re top of the Premier League and one of the favourites for the Champions League.“We’re FC Bayern München, though, and I’m sure Liverpool know they’ve got to come here to Munich for the second leg. The chances are 50-50. We’ll see what happens. I’m very confident we’ll get through.”Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic added: “They’re the team of the hour, they’re the league leaders in England.“They play good football, they’re very physical and they’re full of energy.“You need two good days. They were in the final last year, they’re a top side, it’s a tough one but these are the challenges that you look forward to as a player and that you have to overcome in your career.”Winger Arjen Robben was also gushing in his praise of Jurgen Klopp’s side.“It’s an epic match. Liverpool are a super team who have gone through a great development,” Robben told Bayern’s website.“They have big players, a lot of pace and creativity in attack and they’re a real unit. The atmosphere will be phenomenal. It’s just a great draw. It’s a dream for every player to be involved in a game like this.”However, Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer claimed that the Reds can still be “vulnerable” defensively having shipped seven goals in the group stage.“They’re having a very good season and we know they were in the Champions League final last year,” Neuer said.“They certainly won’t be delighted with the draw, either. They can counter quickly and they’re dangerous in front of goal, but they’re also vulnerable, as we’ve seen, and they’ll be up against a good Bayern attack.” last_img read more

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a month agoLiverpool star van Dijk: Napoli loss no cause for panic

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first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool star van Dijk: Napoli loss no cause for panicby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveVirgil van Dijk has called for calm after Liverpool’s loss to Napoli in the Champions League.Van Dijk made a rare mistake for Napoli to make it 2-0 through Fernando Llorente in the dying stages of Tuesday’s clash at the San Paolo Stadium.But the Dutchman insists the result will not have a far-reaching impact on the Reds.”I don’t know if it’s a wake-up call,” the defender said of defeat in Naples. “Both sides were full in the game and thought it was going to be a draw. Obviously the penalty changed it all and we’re going home with no points but it shouldn’t be a wake-up call. “We’ve been performing since the start of the season outstanding so there’s no reason for panic. “The majority in the game we played well, we put them under pressure and we created opportunities on the break. “There’s a lot of positive things apart from the result. We have to try to win our other games and we now focus on Chelsea.” last_img read more

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13 hours agoRaul insists Wolves aiming for Europa League knockout round

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first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Raul insists Wolves aiming for Europa League knockout roundby Freddie Taylor13 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveRaul Jimenez says Wolves are fighting to reach the Europa League knockout stages.The Molineux outfit recorded a brave 2-1 away win over Slovan Bratislava on Thursday, with Jimenez scoring the decisive penalty.He told BT Sport: “For me it’s always in my mind that I’m going to score. It’s my style of shooting penalty kicks, I’m never going to change. I had a lot of confidence and it was a good moment to score the second goal, we’re in the fight now.”We came here knowing that if we won the game it would be better for us, we’re fighting to go into the next round now.” last_img read more

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College Football Playoff Rankings Unveiled By Selection Committee For Week 11

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first_imgCollege Football Playoff bracket.Twitter/@Adam_Longname None of last week’s top four teams lost, but that doesn’t mean the week was without its College Football Playoff drama. Baylor, ranked sixth last week, fell to No. 12 Oklahoma at home, giving the Sooners a big boost this week. Stanford, which was ranked seventh last week, fell to Oregon, all but knocking the Pac-12 out of the running for one of the four spots, barring some extreme craziness. LSU’s loss to Arkansas also makes the SEC a two horse race, as far as playoff berths are concerned.The selection committee just unveiled its third rankings of the year on ESPN. Here is the full Top 25:1. Clemson 2. Alabama 3. Ohio State 4. Notre Dame pic.twitter.com/ayBIEp6c4E— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) November 18, 20155. Iowa 6. Oklahoma State— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) November 18, 20157. Oklahoma 8. Florida 9. Michigan State 10. Baylor— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) November 18, 201511. Stanford 12. Michigan 13. Utah 14. Florida State 15. LSU— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) November 18, 201516. Navy 17. North Carolina 18. TCU 19. Houston 20. Northwestern— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) November 18, 201521. Memphis 22. Mississippi 23. Oregon 24. Southern California 25. Wisconsin— CFBPlayoff (@CFBPlayoff) November 18, 2015How’d they do this week, football fans?last_img read more

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Video: Maryland Beat Wisconsin On Melo Trimble’s 3-Pointer With 1.2 Seconds Remaining

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first_imgMelo Trimble hits game-winning three-pointer as time expires.Melo TrimbleWe just had a Big Ten thriller in Madison. No. 3 Maryland defeated Wisconsin 63-60 on a long three-pointer by point guard Melo Trimble with 1.2 seconds remaining.Trimble’s triple came after Wisconsin’s Bronson Koenig buried a three of a his own to knot the score at 60. Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon elected not to signal for a timeout, instead trusting his All-American point guard to win the game.Good decision.  That shot is the definition of long range. Note ESPN color commentator Dan Dakich saying “Too late” in the background. Dakich thought Trimble took too long before trying to attack.Looks like he knew what he was doing.last_img

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Final phase of LS polls in Bihar 4 Union ministers among 159

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first_imgPatna: Four Union ministers, a former Lok Sabha Speaker and an actor-turned-politician are among the 159 candidates left in the fray for eight Lok Sabha seats in Bihar after the last date for withdrawal of nomination papers for the seventh and final phase ended Thursday. The final phase of the election will be held on May 19. According to the Election Commission, a total of 227 candidates had filed their nomination papers for Patna Sahib, Patalputra, Arrah, Jehanabad, Karakat, Buxar, Sasaraam and Nalanda constituencies between April 22 and April 29. Out of which only 162 withstood scrutiny. Also Read – 2019 most peaceful festive season for J&K: Jitendra Singh Of those remaining, one candidate each withdrew nomination from Patna Sahib, Pataliputra and Buxar, leaving 159 in the fray. With 35, Nalanda has the highest number of candidates. The constituency is the home district of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar who has represented the Lok Sabha seat a number of times. His confidant Kaushalendra Kumar is seeking re-election for the third consecutive term. The JD(U) MP is locked in a straight contest with Mahagathbandhan candidate Ashok Kumar Azad who has been fielded by former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM). Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad Patna Sahib, which comprises a major part of the state capital and where 18 candidates are in the fray, will witness a clash of titans as Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad seeks to win the seat for the BJP thwarting sitting MP Shatrughan Sinha’s bid to retain it for the third consecutive term but this time on a Congress ticket. In adjoining Pataliputra, 25 candidates are in the fray, though the contest is being seen primarily between Union minister and sitting BJP MP Ram Kripal Yadav who is pitted against RJD’s Misa Bharti daughter of his former mentor Lalu Prasad. The lowest number of 11 candidates, for the phase, are in Ara where sitting BJP MP and Union minister R K Singh’s bid to retain the seat has been challenged by young CPI(ML) candidate Raju Yadav whose chances have been bolstered by the Mahagathbandhan supporting his candidature. In Buxar, another Union minister and sitting BJP MP Ashwini Kumar Choubey is facing the challenge mainly from RJD’s Jagadanand Singh who had won the seat in 2009 although the total number of candidates in the fray is 15. An equal number of candidates are in the fray in Sasaram, a reserved seat which former Lok Sabha Speaker and veteran Congress leader Meira Kumar seeks to wrest back from BJP MP Chhedi Paswan. Karakat, which has 27 candidates, is represented by RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha who resigned from the Union council of ministers and quit the NDA in December last year before joining the Mahagathbandhan. His principal challenger is JD(U)’s Mahabali Singh. Jehanabad was won by RLSP’s Arun Kumar in 2014. He was, however, expelled from the party later on and he is in the fray as the candidate of the parallel outfit Rashtriya Samata Party (Secular). However, the main contest is being seen as between RJD’s Surendra Prasad Yadav who is the Mahagathbandhan candidate and JD(U)’s Chandreshwar Prasad who represents the NDA.last_img read more

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How Your Favorite Baseball Team Blows Its Money

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For an article on FiveThirtyEight today, Mike Lopez and Noah Davis charted the relationship between spending and win percentage for every baseball season since 1985. They found that the relationship between money and winning in baseball is as strong now as it’s been any time in the free-agency era. Below you’ll see that relationship for each team in the majors. Each season is one dot in the figure, and the colored line is a smoothed curve fit through the points. Essentially, the higher the curve, the more the team’s money was well-spent. The gray line is an aggregation of all the data points across the entire league, and that line shows a pattern: More money generally means more wins.Read more: Don’t Be Fooled By Baseball’s Small-Budget Success Stories »

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