Three Donegal pubs named amongst the best in Ireland

first_imgTo celebrate St Patrick’s Day, three Donegal pubs have been named in the top 20 pubs in the country, saluting the idyllic locations, great music, bonhomie and creamy stout of the county’s brilliant pubs. Chosen by readers of The Guardian, the best pubs were named as:Packies Bar, near Lettermacaward, Co DonegalOn a leisurely amble toward Corr Point, we stumbled on an incongruous-looking place called Packies Bar, resembling more someone’s home than a pub. There were no signs outside to suggest whether it was open, only the solitary old bartender’s matter of fact statement: “Is the door open?  Then I’m open.”We were sent to sit down while, with meticulous precision, he poured us the creamiest Guinness we’ve ever had. Simply delicious.We drank black nectar in his “living room” overlooking breathtaking Gweebarra Bay. What a find! MartinThe Seaview Tavern, Malin Head, Co DonegalThis pub is passionately run by the Doherty family and frequented by a loyal clientele for over 30 years.A picturesque setting in and out: traditional Irish décor – now dotted with Star Wars paraphernalia after its shooting nearby – and a stunning view over the Atlantic.It serves as a dining pub and three-star hotel with reasonable prices.The northernmost point in Ireland is known for drinks being so cheap that people leave them behind untouched; the £15 main courses may seem pricey, but come with a stuffing range of sides.Either for a full meal, a drink in the salon or a decadent pint in “the wee bar”, it’s certainly one of the best spots in the country. EtienneDawros Bay House, Rosbeg, Co DonegalThis must be the pub with the best view in Ireland. It’s got a spectacular location looking out over Loughros Beg Bay to the striking Tor Mor rock.The pub’s delicious fare draws on the best of the (very) local seafood – those crab claws on your plate were probably in the bay that morning.In high summer there’s a popular pub quiz every Thursday night, where some teams have a 20-year-long rivalry. It’s a hidden gem on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. RoseThree Donegal pubs named amongst the best in Ireland was last modified: March 17th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

QPR ‘appear to have missed out’ in race to sign Hoilett

first_imgQPR appear to have missed out in their attempt to sign out-of-contract Blackburn star Junior Hoilett, the Daily Mail say.The winger has flown to Germany for talks with Borussia Monchengladbach, leading to reports he will choose a move to the Bundesliga outfit.John Terry could face a Luis Suarez-style ban despite being cleared of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand, the Daily Mirror declare.There is speculation that the FA may yet take action against the Chelsea skipper, who has always vehemently denied any wrongdoing.Terry was found not guilty.The Mirror suggest he could be charged under the same disciplinary rules that saw Liverpool forward Suarez fined £40,000 and banned for eight games for racially abusing Manchester United’s Patrice Evra.The Sun say both Terry and QPR defender Ferdinand are likely to be charged with bringing the game into disrepute as a result of their foul-mouthed confrontation at Loftus Road last October.They can expect at least a two-match ban at the start of the new season, the paper suggests.The Sun also report that Fabio Capello, who resigned as England boss in protest at the FA sacking Terry as captain, welcomed news that the player had been cleared.Capello’s son, Pierfilippo, said: “We are very happy. My personal view, as a lawyer, is that the final answer to this matter came from where it was always supposed to come.”This page is regularly updated.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Embracing That You Are a Salesperson

first_imgA few days ago, Seth Godin made an observation: You never saw Steve Jobs in public when he wasn’t selling something. If you were watching Steve Jobs speak, he was pitching you.You never thought Steve Jobs was too “salesy,” did you? You were never offended that he was trying to get you to buy something that he believed was going to create value for you.You never thought Jobs should “just connect” or that he should “never be closing.” You knew he was trying to get you excited enough to buy a new phone, a new iPad, or a new computer.Jobs was worth billions of dollars. But you never despised him for capturing some of the value that he created. You didn’t care that he profited personally and professionally because he sold you.You never once wanted Jobs to stop trying to pitch you, did you?I used to teach a Personal Selling class at a University. During the first class, I’d ask the students to come up with a list of words to describe salespeople. They’d come up with words like manipulative, selfish, greedy, and sleazy.After they had compiled a nice list, I’d ask the students to raise their hands if they had parents who worked in sales. A little less than a third of the hands would go up. Then I’d ask them if the words they chose described their parents. They’d protest and say, “My mom isn’t like that! Her clients love her! She helps them!”You will never be great at sales if you believe it is something you are doing to somebody, that you shouldn’t sell, that you shouldn’t pitch (when the time is right), and that you shouldn’t ask for commitments. Selling is something you do for and with somebody.You aren’t the least bit unhappy that Jobs sold you. And you aren’t unhappy when Tim Cook pitches you either. Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

Pau Gasol becomes career scoring leader in EuroBasket

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games View comments Gasol passed Dallas star Dirk Nowitzki, who scored 1,052 points for Germany, earlier in the tournament.Gasol was the tournament MVP and leading scorer during Spain’s 2009 and 2015 championships. The defending champion Spanish advanced to the round of 16 after going 5-0 in their group stage.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 shutout Hall of Fame inductee Tracy McGrady proud of NBA career: ‘I was one of the greats’ Pau Gasol (C) of Spain scores during their Group C men’s basketball match of the FIBA Eurobasket 2017 between Croatia and Spain in Cluj Napoca city on September 5, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / DANIEL MIHAILESCUCLUJ-NAPOCA, Romania — Pau Gasol has become the career scoring leader in the EuroBasket tournament.The San Antonio Spurs center made a 3-pointer in the second quarter of Spain’s victory over Hungary on Thursday to give him 1,105 points. He passed Spurs teammate Tony Parker, who scored 1,104 for France in the European championship tournament.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss00:50Trending 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 students02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chieflast_img read more

UAAP men’s volleyball: NU gets 8th straight win, Ateneo blanks La Salle

first_imgColombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Still all business as LeBron James leads Lakers past Wizards for back-to-back wins Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event The Bulldogs bumped their winning run to eight straight games to improve to a league-best 8-1 record while the Red Warriors dropped to 2-7.Bryan Bagunas led NU with 22 points while Angelo Almendras added 11 points.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, logisticsIn the other game, Ateneo swept De La Salle 25-22, 25-20, 25-20, to solidify its place at  third with 6-3 card.Antony Koyfman had 22 points for the Blue Eagles while Ron Medalla and Chumason Njigha had 14 and 13 points, respectively. MANILA, Philippines—National University continued its hot streak with a dominant win over University of the East, 25-7, 25-21, 25-15, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Center.ADVERTISEMENT Google Philippines names new country director Chris Dumago had 15 points to lead the Green Archers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

7 days agoLiverpool boss Klopp snappy over claims Man Utd underdogs

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp snappy over claims Man Utd underdogsby Paul Vegas7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has played down their favourites tag against Manchester United.The two fierce rivals will go toe-to-toe at Old Trafford on Sunday.”On Sky you made a combined line-up and had 11 players of Liverpool. It’s like a joke, like building a banana skin,” Klopp said in his Friday press conference.”The world at the moment is like a circus, and we are at the centre. I’m not influenced by it. I am 100 per cent sure of the strength of Manchester United.”The German also casted doubt on the injuries of Paul Pogba and David de Gea who have been ear-marked to miss the encounter.He added: “Yesterday, Pogba and De Gea there is ‘no chance’. Today it is ‘maybe’, tomorrow it is ‘a chance’!” last_img read more

Katie Holmes to Star in the Horror Thriller THE BOY 2 –

first_imgAdvertisement The 2016 horror film The Boy is almost entirely based around the mystery surrounding the eponymous boy, a vaguely lifelike doll named “Brahms” that Lauren Cohan has been hired to take care of. Cohan initially thinks Brahms’ parents/owners are just a little kooky, but then weird stuff starts to happen that seems to suggest that the doll may actually be alive. We won’t spoil exactly what happens, if only because now a sequel is in the works that will almost certainly utilize the exact same mystery.According to Variety, Katie Holmes will be the one interacting with a spooky doll this time around, with her playing a woman who moves into an estate with a “terrifying history.” Before too long, her young son becomes friends with “an eerily life-like doll he calls Brahms,” with all of that implying that this will be the same house and same doll as the first movie. With a whole family involved this time, though, Holmes will hopefully be able to jump to “hey, this doll is super weird” quicker than Cohan did, since a good chunk of her movie involved her character actually believing the doll was alive and treating it like a human boy. It would make for a very short movie, but we’re hoping Holmes just immediately cuts to the chase and tells her young son not to play with such a spooky toy, then she throws Brahms in the garbage and buys the kid a Nintendo. Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Twitterlast_img read more

Googles chief economist talks tech backlash fake news and taxation

first_imgTORONTO – Everywhere Google’s chief economist Hal Varian goes, people want to ask him what Google is working on.He usually tells them “everything you can think of plus a lot more” because the tech giant has its hands in everything from internet searches to advertising, news and even autonomous vehicles.As Google prepares to mark its 20th anniversary in Canada, Varian sat down with The Canadian Press on Wednesday to talk about the company, its role in the country and some of the technology sector’s most pressing challenges — fake news, automation, backlash against human dependence on devices and a growing debate around taxation.What do you see as Google’s role in Canada?Google is a huge facilitator. Canada is a country where exports are very important, particularly exports to the U.S. and so you want to make sure that your products are recognized there and the great thing about using Google for advertising is it can be so targeted. I once talked to a mathematician who built the best program in the world for a certain type of optimization. He said, “it’s a wonderful product, but there are only 100 users in the world. How do I find them?” So you type in mixed integer quadratic programming into Google and you get these nice academic papers and there’s an ad for his software. That’s specialized. The only medium you can effectively advertise on is a search medium.Google put out a report with Deloitte this morning looking at its economic impact in Canada. Among other things, it said that Google search ads from Canadian businesses supported between $10.4 and $18.5 billion in economic activity or 112,000 to 200,000 full-time jobs. What was your big takeaway from the report?One of the remarkable things for Canada in that report is that 35 per cent of all clicks are coming from outside of Canada. That means you are really reaching a global market and I haven’t seen that in the other reports (from other countries).What other differences did you see between Canada and other markets?There are probably more searches for hockey per capita than in say Hawaii.Do you think Google should be threatened by some of the other social media players who are carving out a big advertising business themselves?I think we are still king, but uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. We can’t be complacent about that. We keep looking at developments and we are expanding into lots of other technology areas, like autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence and cloud computing.Lately in Canada there has been a lot of discussion around whether technology companies should be charging and paying tax on advertising on their platforms. How do you feel about that?I think that is up to Canada. If they draft a law that says advertising companies need to pay tax, of course we will pay. But right now, as I understand the situation, it is pretty ambiguous whether or not this tax is happening.So it’s best left up to the government then?Well, of course, to tax anything the government has to pass a bill or amend a bill that describes what is being taxed and how the data will be collected and how it will be remitted. You can’t just say send me a cheque.Do you find one of the biggest challenges Google is facing is fake news?Not so much on the ad side of things, (but) fake news on content that is trying to draw attention to itself for one reason or another. (When it comes to) people that advertise stuff that is bogus, we do a pretty good job of weeding out a lot of that stuff.If you want to find spurious news about Hollywood gossip, you can go to the supermarket or you can go to YouTube. There’s a lot of that stuff around, but we try to control it so far as we can.On Google News, we have a pretty carefully curated process to get people to legitimate news. It doesn’t always work. Things slip through, but by and large, it’s a pretty trustworthy sources, we think.What is the biggest challenge facing the tech sector?On the policy side of things, we hear the word techlash, like backlash against technology. People are saying the world is facing all these problems with fake news and hostile powers and exploitation of this and that. That is of course much more difficult to deal with because it is vague and amorphous.Technology is changing quickly and things are happening and so there is a certain amount of anxiety, but I do believe that will be overcome as people learn the value of tech.What should be done to help humanity overcome techlash?You have to recognize there are changes going on. Those changes are primarily going help people live better, more productive, more useful and more stimulating lives, but you also have to build some controls over those things. It is the same with automobiles, with telephones, with steam engines.What role do you think Google should have in the techlash?The very first thing is understanding it and once we think we have an understanding of it, we think about policies that might be helpful in dealing with issues that could arise.You have been working on a paper that recently touched on this and labour. Can you talk a bit about the major takeaways?We’re going to see a significant decline in the labour force in the next 20 or 30 years basically because the baby boomers are retiring and what that means is you’ve got to produce more output to provide consumption opportunities for all those people. With the labour force declining, we are in good shape compared to countries like Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Germany, Italy, Spain, where they’re seeing quite significant declines. Without technology, without some increase in productivity, we’re in big trouble.With those labour declines and Google looking into automation, will robots take over the world?Robots are going to augment human labour for the most part. That is true with all of the technological advances, despite the anxiety that goes along with them. Augmenting labour gives you more jobs and less work, which is what most people are seeking.This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.last_img read more

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

first_imgThe roller-coaster ride on Wall Street resumed on Wednesday as stocks plunged at the start of the first trading day of the new year, then slowly recovered and finished a little higher.On Wednesday:The S&P 500 index added 3.18 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 2,510.03.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 18.78 points, or 0.1 per cent, to 23,346.24.The Nasdaq composite jumped 30.66 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 6,665.94.The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks climbed 7.35 points, or 0.5 per cent, to 1,355.90.For the week:The S&P 500 is up 24.29 points, or 1 per cent.The Dow is up 283.84 points, or 1.2 per cent.The Nasdaq is up 81.42 points or 1.2 per cent.The Russell 200 is up 17.98 points, or 1.3 per cent.The Associated Presslast_img

Legal pot costs 970 per gram versus 651 on illicit market StatCan

first_imgOTTAWA — Statistics Canada says that the average price of a legal gram of recreational pot last year was $9.70, nearly 50 per cent higher than the illicit market price of $6.51.The agency says it received 385 price quotes deemed plausible using the StatsCannabis crowdsourcing application between Oct. 17, when adult-use pot became legal in Canada, and Dec. 31.It added that roughly half of the respondents told the agency they bought recreational pot from a legal supplier.Statistics Canada also says the average amount of non-medical cannabis purchased from an illegal supplier was more than double the quantity bought from legal channels, such as government-run stores or websites.Respondents told the agency since Oct. 17 they purchased an average of 17.2 grams from illegal suppliers, compared with 8.3 grams from legal retail outlets or online for mail delivery.However, availability of legal cannabis amid widespread product shortages across Canada since legalization day may be a contributing factor.The Canadian Presslast_img read more