first_imgDespite rumors to the contrary, Donegal’s own Apprentice Joanne Sweeney-Burke has again survived the chop on the TV3 show.The Letterkenny businesswoman is down to the last seven in the competition and getting closer to that €200,000 prize.Joanne was on the winning team once again despite a relatively low-profile appearance. The task for teams Spirit and Zest was to launch an event in a pub on behalf of Guinness.Guinness hoped the unique event will eventually book part of their branding and promotion strategy.Joanne and her team went of the theme of local legends in the community.But starting off it looked life Joanne and her team were only short of one thing – legends! They eventually managed to get some legends and the night in a Co Cork pub proved a huge success.Joanne even compered the night and not even her Dunfanaghy accent got in the way.She might just be saving herself for a last drive as the weeks pass by and the candidates drop away.Will it be the Bill and Joanne Show come December?Only time will tell…..because Joanne won’t tell us! Though we do know she has a break-down in next week’s show….the trailer showing her crying.JOANNE ‘THE LEGEND’ SURVIVES THE APPRENTICE CHOP ONCE MORE was last modified: November 21st, 2011 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:Joanne Sweeney-BurkeThe Apprenticelast_img read more

Three Drake Athletic Teams Recognized By NCAA

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Three Drake University athletic teams have been awarded the NCAA Public Recognition Award for their outstanding performances in the classroom.The prestigious Public Recognition Award is given to teams that have posted an Academic Progress Rate (APR) that ranks in the top 10 percent of their sport. The APR is an annual scorecard of academic achievement calculated for all Division I sports teams nationally.Based on the most recent multiyear APR figures, Drake volleyball, women’s tennis and men’s cross country were recipients of the Public Recognition Award.Since the award was established 11 years ago, Drake teams have earned the honor 22 times with volleyball earning the recognition for the fourth-straight year and women’s tennis for the third-straight season.Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Attaching Corner Trim on Walls With Rigid Foam

first_imgMany GBA readers have built homes with 4 inches or 6 inches of rigid foam on the exterior side of their walls. Typically, these walls include vertical 1×4 furring strips, 16 inches or 24 inches on center, on the exterior side of the rigid foam. The furring strips perform at least three functions: they hold the foam in place, they create a rainscreen gap, and they provide something for the siding to be fastened to.If you look at the illustration at right, you’ll realize that there is no easy way to install a 1×4 furring strip at the exterior corner of a wall with thick rigid foam. Sure, you can attach a furring strip to the stud nearest the corner — but the rigid foam extends further, beyond the last furring strip.When it’s time to install vertical corner board trim, you realize that there isn’t anything at the corners to nail to. Oops. OSB or plywood to the rescue The solution is to plan ahead by installing wide strips of 3/4-inch-thick material (usually OSB or plywood). If your house has 4 inches of exterior rigid foam, then these strips should be 6 or 7 inches wide; if you have 6 inches of exterior rigid foam, these strips should be 8 or 9 inches wide. It’s also possible to use a 1×8 or a 1×10 board instead of OSB or plywood for this purpose. One of these strips (or a wide board) is screwed through the foam to the last stud on the wall, so that the strip extends all the way to the exterior corner. After the first one is installed, the corresponding strip on the intersecting wall is installed to overlap the first, and the two strips are fastened together at the corner with staples, brads, or thin screws.It’s also possible to… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberscenter_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more

Oh, yes! Nurse, Raptors look to finish series with Magic

first_imgDuterte wants probe of SEA Games mess 76ers lead, 3-1. Game 5, 8 p.m. EDT, TNT.NEED TO KNOW: Brooklyn guard D’Angelo Russell has 89 points through four games. That’s tied for the second-most among Nets players whose first four career postseason games came with the team. He trails only Brook Lopez (90 points, 2013).KEEP AN EYE ON: Nets guard Caris Levert. He’s the first Nets guard to score 25 or more points in consecutive postseason games since Vince Carter in 2007.PRESSURE IS ON: Philly forward Tobias Harris, who’s hitting 50% of his 3-pointers in the postseason. This after draining 32.6% in the regular season after being acquired from the Los Angeles Clippers.SPURS AT NUGGETSSeries tied at 2. Game 5, 9:30 p.m. EDT, NBA TV.NEED TO KNOW: The Spurs hold a 22-8 postseason record against Denver. …The Nuggets were an NBA-best 34-7 at home in the regular season.KEEP AN EYE ON: Nuggets forward Torrey Craig. He got the start over Will Barton on Saturday and had 18 points. Also played stellar defense on DeRozan.PRESSURE IS ON: Derrick White. The Colorado native/Spurs guard scored eight points in a home loss to the Nuggets on Saturday. Gary Harris was assigned to cover him after White erupted for 36 points the game before.THUNDER AT TRAIL BLAZERS Informed it erupted on social media, Nurse said: “Is that a good thing?”Here’s perhaps a not-so-good thing: Toronto’s history in closing out series. The Raptors are 5-6 when they have a chance to win a playoff series, according to the team.“This team, let’s see if they can start their own history,” Nurse said. “We need to do our best to take care of business.”It certainly was a wild weekend around the league, with Brooklyn GM Sean Marks drawing a one-game suspension — and a fine — for entering the referees’ locker room after a Game 4 loss to Philadelphia on Saturday. In that game, Brooklyn’s Jared Dudley and Philadelphia’s Jimmy Butler were ejected after a scuffle broke out following Joel Embiid’s flagrant foul against Jarrett Allen in the third quarter. The league fined Dudley $25,000 and Butler $15,000.San Antonio guard DeMar DeRozan got hit in the wallet by the league, too, after tossing the basketball in the direction of an official following a called he didn’t like in a Game 4 loss. Asked Monday at practice if there was anything he regrets about the incident besides the $25,000, DeRozan responded: “The 25-grand. I don’t want to just give away that much money.”ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 The series between the Nuggets and Spurs has been highly entertaining, with each team earning a win on the other’s home floor.“Back at square one,” DeRozan said. “Got to go in there and win in a tough environment. It should be fun.”Here’s a look at Tuesday’s games:MAGIC AT RAPTORSRaptors lead 3-1. Game 5, 7 p.m. EDT, NBA TVNEED TO KNOW: Unbelievable as this may sound, the Raptors have never won four consecutive postseason games. After Kawhi Leonard’s 34-point outing in Game 4, Toronto now will have a chance to change that.KEEP AN EYE ON: Orlando has been resilient all season, and Magic coach Steve Clifford thrives off that. There’s a history of toughness from Orlando in the playoffs — the Magic are 5-4 in their last nine games when facing elimination. Clifford was an assistant coach for most of those Orlando teams.INJURY WATCH: Magic C Nikola Vucevic was grabbing at his right ankle after tussling with Leonard for a loose ball late in Game 4. But neither team is likely to have any lineup changes for Game 5.PRESSURE IS ON: Toronto. The Raptors should want to send a message, end this series, get a few days off and ensure themselves at least a full week at home before hitting the road for Game 3 of the second round.NETS AT 76ERS Now leading 3-1, Nurse and the Raptors look to close out their series with the Magic at home Tuesday. The same goes for Philadelphia against Brooklyn and Portland against Oklahoma City.The second-seeded Denver Nuggets return home Tuesday following their first victory in San Antonio since 2012. Tied at 2, they’ve reclaimed home-court advantage as Nuggets coach Michael Malone finds himself in quite a chess match with his counterpart Gregg Popovich.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, logistics“He’s Bobby Fischer,” Malone said, in comparing Popovich to the chess prodigy. “He’s a savant. So I’m not worried about matching wits with Gregg Popovich. I’m worried about helping our team.”Face it, this was comical: The look of Nurse, who instantly became a meme with his expression during a Game 4 win. After a 3-second call on Fred VanVleet in the opening quarter, Nurse stood almost perfectly still on the sideline, his mouth ajar. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse pumps his fist after his team scored a basket against the Orlando Magic during the second half in Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Friday, April 19, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)DENVER— In response to an early call, Toronto coach Nick Nurse formed the perfect “O” with his mouth and held it for a dozen or so seconds.Oh, these playoffs. They can leave your mouth agape — just like Nurse’s gone-viral expression on the bench during a win Sunday in Orlando.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess James Yap no regrets over missed game-tying 3 in Game 4 loss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ LATEST STORIES Trail Blazers lead 3-1. Game 5, 10:30 p.m. EDT, TNTNEED TO KNOW: Portland is 82-42 all-time at home in the postseason.KEEP AN EYE ON: The Blazers dynamic backcourt duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, who have combined for 51 or more points in every game of the series. McCollum and the Blazers quietly went about their business Sunday. They didn’t talk trash, but let their play do the talking in a 111-98 win. “I think we are a lot more mature than we were in past years,” McCollum said on the Blazers’ website.PRESSURE IS ON: Westbrook. In Game 4, he was 5 of 21 from the field for 14 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

SAG Awards Ceremony Auction Is Now Live

The SAG Awards Ceremony Auction, the final auction in the online series benefiting the Screen Actors Guild Foundation is now live at at SAG Awards Ceremony Auction offers movie and television fans the chance to win autographed collectibles signed by many of this year’s nominated actors and casts, including an original wardrobe piece worn by Eddie Redmayne in “The Theory of Everything,” a one-of-a-kind “Birdman” action figure signed by Michael Keaton, a collectible “The Grand Budapest Hotel” hardcover book signed by Wes Anderson, Netflix swag packages and more. Also up for bid are set visits to “E! News,” “Entertainment Tonight” and “The Insider,” as well as premium items and unique experiences provided by the networks, studios, and SAG Awards sponsors. The auction ends on February 2 at 9 p.m. (ET) / 6 p.m. (PT) at

Proceeds from the SAG Awards Ceremony Auction support the SAG Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy programs: BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools), reading to over 60,000 children monthly in classrooms and hospitals nationwide, and Storyline Online, the interactive literacy website that attracts over four million global views each month. The auction also supports the SAG Foundation Catastrophic Health Fund, Emergency Assistance and scholarships for performers and their families.

The following is a list of items up for bid at the SAG Awards Ceremony Auction organized by autographed memorabilia & collectibles, experiences, and premium items. Autographed Collectibles and Memorabilia• “The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel” hardcover book signed by Wes Anderson • “The Theory of Everything” poster signed by the cast • Eyeglasses worn by Eddie Redmayne in “The Theory of Everything,” created for the film, approximating the famous pair worn by Professor Stephen Hawking in real life • A replica of the Albert Einstein Award presented to Professor Stephen Hawking, created for a scene in the film “The Theory of Everything” • Limited release “Birdman” action figure signed by Michael Keaton • “Cake” poster signed by Jennifer Aniston • “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” poster signed by the cast • “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” script and 8×10 photo signed by the cast • “A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey” book signed by the cast • “Gone Girl” poster signed by Rosamund Pike and writer Gillian Flynn • Limited Edition Danner Boots signed by Reese Witherspoon of “Wild” • “The Imitation Game” poster signed by the cast • “Into the Woods” poster signed by the cast • “Boyhood” DVD signed by Richard Linklater and Ellar Coltrane • “Boyhood” poster signed by Richard Linklater, Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette and Lorelei Linklater • “Boyhood” view-master and photo book • “Modern Family” pilot script and DVD set signed by the cast • “VEEP” seasons one and two Blue-Ray set signed by the cast • Netflix package including an “Orange is the New Black” script signed by Danielle Brooks, Adrienne C. Moore, Uzo Aduba, Vicky Jeudy, and Jackie Cruz, a “House of Cards” jacket, “The Killing” scarf, Netflix beach towel and Netflix canvas tote bag • Showtime memorabilia packageExperiences, Tapings and Packages• 2 Tickets to a 2015 Film Premiere of your choice plus A-list After-party and Celebrity Red Carpet Experience • “Entertainment Tonight” and “The Insider” set visit for two • “E! News” live taping for twoPremium Items• Champagne Taittinger 6L Bottle signed by 21st Annual SAG Awards recipients • Chateau St. Jean 2011 Magnum of Cinq Cepages wine • One year home delivery of FIJI Water • The Couture Gift Collection Gift-Basket • For additional information, please visit, follow @SAGFoundation on Twitter and Instagram and like and subscribe to SAG Foundation on Facebook and YouTube. read more

Joe Paterno Statue Could Come Down In Next 72

Joe Paterno Statue — a statue of legendary coach Joe Paterno in front of Penn State’s Beaver Stadium — may be the next casualty in the nasty ongoing fallout of the child sex abuse scandal.The decision whether to remove or move Joe Paterno statue is expected to be made by the school president Rodney Erickson within the next three days, a source familiar with Erickson’s plans told ESPN’s “Outside the Lines.”Much of the consternation on what to do about the statue stems from how the NCAA will perceive the actions. The school is fearful of the governing body leveling the “death penalty” on the football program.Trustees said on the show that the board had a spirited discussion about the statue in a conference call Thursday night — the same call in which the resignation of former board chairman Steve Garban was discussed. But the decision is not theirs, they said.Various tweets Friday morning said the board had voted and/or made a decision about the statue and that it would be removed this weekend. If the board had taken a vote during the call, it would have violated state law, which prohibits votes from being taken outside of declared board meetings.The trustees who spoke Friday morning said board members did discuss possibilities for the statue, including moving it from the stadium area, perhaps to the library on campus that bears the Paterno name or the Penn State All Sports Museum near the stadium. Board spokesman David LaTorre declined to comment Friday morning.The trustees have been concerned this week that the NCAA will hand down an extreme punishment, possibly the death penalty for its football program for its “loss of institutional control” during the Sandusky years. Dealing with the statue issue, and the resignation of Garban, has been needed to show the public the board was serious about “moving forward,” one trustee said.“It’s a highly sensitive decision,” another trustee said Friday. “The decision is a symbolic one. We have to be very careful about what kind of message we send.” read more

Beside The Points For Monday Sept 25 2017

NFL Things That Caught My EyeTrump vs. the NFLPresident Trump spent the weekend arguing that players shouldn’t take a knee during the national anthem to protest police violence against African-Americans. Trump also urged NFL team owners to do something to stop them. Trump may be reading the results of polls showing that most Americans disapprove of the players’ protests, and believes he can take political advantage of a cultural divide. And he may be right — for now. [FiveThirtyEight]NFL shocker: Bengals score touchdownSunday the Cincinnati Bengals scored three touchdowns, which is huge news for them: In the first two games of the season they scored no touchdowns, leading to their offensive coordinator getting promptly sacked. Prior to 2017, only 23 other offenses in NFL history failed to obtain a touchdown in their first two games. [FiveThirtyEight]Carmelo to Oklahoma CityCarmelo Anthony has been traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder by the Knicks in exchange for Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott, and a 2018 second round draft pick. Oklahoma City is spending a small fortune on the acquisition indicating they think they seriously have a shot this year. [FiveThirtyEight]Not ready for prime time playersWith Washington beating Oakland and New York suffering a humiliating defeat in Philly, the Giants are down to a 4 percent chance of winning the NFC East. Isn’t ii delightful we got already got two primetime games out of New York? I root for these guys and am sick of seeing them televised nationally. The Eagles are up to a 41 percent chance of winning the inevitably contentious division, Cowboys have a 32 percent shot, and Washington’s got a 23 percent odds. Enjoy primetime, jerks! [FiveThirtyEight]Canucks vs. Kings vs. FogThe Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings played a preseason game in Shanghai, the first such NHL event held in China. Kings won 5-2, but the game was lightly attended and Shanghai humidity plus ice-based sporting events meant lots of fog in practice. Hey, they managed to jam NHL franchises in Tampa and Arizona of all places, this league will make this sport work in any climate. [The Globe and Mail]Mess with the frog you get the hornsIt’s college football upset time: Texas Christian University (ranked 12th) beat Oklahoma State (ranked 6th) 44-31 on Saturday. [ESPN]Big Number32 percentThe Jets can’t even tank right: their win Sunday means that San Francisco is now the favorite to get the number one pick in next year’s draft, roughly a one in three chance. [ESPN]Leaks from Slack[This transcript of a private conversation between NFC East rivals lightly edited to remove extensive use of profanity]neil:How on earth did the Giants find a way to not score on that drive???neil:Not even trolling…. that was crazywalt:I hate this teamwalt:Also, lol, this was the first thing I read after landing in Los Angelesneil:Eagles both had no business winning and had no business losingneil:Today was just a weird day. Jags crush the Ravens at 9AM in London, go figure that one outThen Browns almost win in a huge comeback on the road, Pats almost lose at home to TexansEagles win on the 4th longest game winning/tying FG everWeirdest of all, Bengals actually score a TDPredictions MLB See more NFL predictions Oh, and don’t forgetNeutral zone infraction, #45, offense See more MLB predictions We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe All newsletters read more

German scientists solve nonclassical 2norbornyl carbocation structure

first_imgProposed 2-norbornyl cation structures. (A) Nonclassical Cs structure of the 2-norbornyl cation, depicted in 3c-2e and “pi” complex formulations. (B) Brown’s rapidly equilibrating C1 classical norbornyl cation enantiomers. Credit: (c) Science 5 July 2013: Vol. 341 no. 6141 pp. 62-64 DOI: 10.1126/science.1238849 Chemists find smallest number of water molecules needed to form an ice crystal ( —A team of chemists working in Germany has finally, after decades of debate, solved the crystal structure of the nonclassical 2-norbornyl carbocation. In their paper published in the journal Science, the team describes the arduous process involved in the work they did that led to the eventual determination of the nonclassical crystal structure of the ion. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: German scientists solve nonclassical 2-norbornyl carbocation structure (2013, July 5) retrieved 18 August 2019 from More information: Crystal Structure Determination of the Nonclassical 2-Norbornyl Cation, Science 5 July 2013: Vol. 341 no. 6141 pp. 62-64 DOI: 10.1126/science.1238849AbstractAfter decades of vituperative debate over the classical or nonclassical structure of the 2-norbornyl cation, the long-sought x-ray crystallographic proof of the bridged, nonclassical geometry of this prototype carbonium ion in the solvated [C7H11]+[Al2Br7]– • CH2Br2 salt has finally been realized. This achievement required exceptional treatment. Crystals obtained by reacting norbornyl bromide with aluminum tribromide in CH2Br2 undergo a reversible order-disorder phase transition at 86 kelvin due to internal 6,1,2-hydride shifts of the 2-norbornyl cation moiety. Cooling with careful annealing gave a suitably ordered phase. Data collection at 40 kelvin and refinement revealed similar molecular structures of three independent 2-norbornyl cations in the unit cell. All three structures agree very well with quantum chemical calculations at the MP2(FC)/def2-QZVPP level of theory.center_img Journal information: Science © 2013 Explore further A debate has gone on for 64 years regarding the classical or nonclassical nature of the 2-norbornyl carbocation. It was in 1949 that Saul Winstein suggested their existence to explain the reactivity of substituted norbornane compounds. Other chemists such as Herbert Brown, reacted negatively to the suggestion because it meant accepting that carbon could be bonded to more than four other atoms. Brown suggested instead that a rapid equilibrium could occur to explain what chemists had been observing, which would allow them to remain categorized as classical.Over the years, the debate has swung back and forth with various chemists arguing for one side or the other, with most eventually leaning towards the nonclassical 2-norbornyl carbocation structure—but now it appears, the chemists in this new effort have finally put the issue to rest. As it turned out, it appeared the vital condition that allowed for settlement of the argument came down to constructing an experiment that involved cooling the crystals with careful annealing at just the right temperature.The breakthrough came at a lab on the campus of the University of Freiburg. The team used soft bromoaluminate anions to stabilize carbocations in a solid state. That allowed for the preparation of regular 2-norbornyl cation salt crystals. Then, after much work revolving around how the crystals react to cold temperatures, the team arrived at a procedure that involved cooling a sample of the crystal to 40K, then allowing it to warm, then cooling it again—five or six times—doing so finally allowed the crystal structure to reveal itself without cracking in the process.With the true nonclassical structure of the crystals finally revealed, several chemists have taken the opportunity to pronounce that the results of the work in Germany did little really but prove what most in the field already knew.last_img read more