A blood-curdling night is promised at West Donegal theatre

first_imgTo promote the life-saving work of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service, two emigrants from Transylvania living in the Donegal Gaeltacht, have volunteered to give blood as part of a special Halloween event at the Amharclann theatre in Bunbeg entitled ‘Dracula agus a chairde.’The event, cabaret in style with various ‘blood-curdling’ on and off-stage entertainment, including open coffins, takes place Friday evening, Nov. 1 at the Gaoth Dobhair theatre.In Dublin-born author Bram Stoker’s classic novel, ‘Dracula,’ published in 1897, Transylvania is home to the arch-vampire. Pól McCool, one of theatre organisers, said, “It is highly commendable that people from this particular region of Romania who have made their new homes in Ireland have volunteered their blood to help the Irish Blood Transfusion Service.“The Amharclann is a theatre in the true sense of community, much needed in a rural area such as Gaoth Dobhair, and we welcome such initiatives as this.”Interestingly, especially as the event is taking place in an Irish-speaking region, some literary scholars say the name ‘Dracula’ may have originated from an old Irish folk tale called ‘Dún Dreach-Fhola’ (castle of blood).One of the two blood donors, Columbia Vaileanu, a web-designer and digital marketer for Gaoth Dobhair based ‘Ireland Writing Retreat,’ is originally from a rural area of Transylvania and became an Irish citizen in recent years. She lives now in the village of Bun na Leaca on the ‘Wild Atlantic Way.’“This is one simple way I can contribute to Ireland, a country that has granted me citizenship and a new opportunity to succeed in life,” she said. ‘The blood transfusion service has helped save the lives of thousands of people, Irish and other nationalities, both locally and nationally. It deserves as much support as we can give it.”Lucian Podariu, also from Transylvania, who operates a veterinary practice in Bunbeg, also felt it was the least he could do to help.“As a person working in the medical field, albeit it for animals, I know very well the importance of having a strong healthy blood supply available, especially for emergencies. The Irish Blood Transfusion Service does a wonderful job and we should all do our best to support it.”The ‘Dracula and Friends’ cabaret event features a number of different acts including an on-screen multi-media presentation by Sean Hillen, international journalist and author of book-in-a coffin, ‘Digging For Dracula,’ on the theme ‘Legend versus Truth’ linked to Vlad the Impaler and Dracula. There will also be a surprise skit linking the Long-Toothed Count to a well-known hit song by the rock music group ‘Queen,’ as well as what is termed an ‘UnDead’ vampire comedy play entitled ‘Tá sé/ Níl sé’ (He is/He Isn’t) adapted by Tomás Mac Giolla Bhrighde, featuring the local acting group, Aisteoirí Ghaoth Dobhair.In addition, the lobby of the Amharclann theatre will be transformed into a vampire’s den, decorated with cobwebs, lanterns and real full-size coffins for people to stand (or lie in) for photographs, with eerie music, as well as make-up artists who will transform children and adults into vampires.Special vampire food and drinks will also be offered including ‘Vampire Fang’ and ‘Freaky Fingers’ novelty snacks and, of course, Bloody Marys, and intriguing blood-red non-alcoholic drinks. There will also be special awards for best-dressed children and adults.For tickets and further information, contact Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair at 074-953- 2687. A blood-curdling night is promised at West Donegal theatre was last modified: October 24th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

Clarifying working capital and cash burn rate

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Working capital is a financial indicator that is meant to measure an operation’s annual assets and liabilities. While the long-term liability for any debt should not be counted against working capital, the current portion of term debt – or what’s due in the current year – should be calculated and included as a line item.“Some farmers may see working capital as money that’s simply sitting on the balance sheet and not being put to use, however, having a strong working capital position allows you to do what’s needed on your operation,” said Evan Hahn, Vice President Credit, Farm Credit Mid-America. “Working capital is there as a cushion for hard times and as a reservoir, allowing you to take advantage of in-the-moment opportunities you may have had to pass on otherwise.”Going through the exercise of calculating working capital on an annual basis is key, but certain times of the year are more beneficial than others.“A common mistake some farmers make is calculating working capital based on their projections for going to market after harvest and depending on what actually happens at market, this can overstate the operation’s assets,” Hahn said. “A better time to calculate your working capital position is at the beginning of the year.”Cash burn rate is calculated after the working capital position has been determined. Take the dollar amount of the working capital your operation has on hand and divide it by projected loss for the year.“Cash burn rate is a key financial measure because it indicates whether your operation is in a position of strength or a position of challenge and during a struggling ag economy, knowing your cash burn rate aids in making key financial decisions, including whether or not to refinance loans or if any fixed costs need to be better controlled,” Hahn said. “Ideally, your operation should have enough capital on hand to withstand multiple years of losses. At a bare minimum, your operation should have enough working capital to cover one year of loss.”Listen in to the latest “Financially Speaking with Farm Credit Mid-America”Farm Credit Mid America Full Interview Evan Hahn 7.25.16last_img read more

Working hard is good but working smart is the key to success: HCL CEO Nayar

first_imgOn a day filled with sports stars and Bollywood celebrities, a straight-talking, yet affable businessman very nearly stole the show. Vineet Nayar, vice-chairman and CEO of HCL Technologies, had the crowd’s attention the moment he danced out on stage to the introductory music at the India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit 2012.After warming up the crowd with a few jokes, he talked about the qualities one needs to be successful. Among them: knowing from where you’re beginning, seeing opportunities in imperfection, understanding what drives change and finally, figuring out what your role in society is.He added that the beauty of India was that it was imperfect and broken. This, he said, gave Indians the opportunities to experience hardships which made it easier for them to succeed when they worked in environments where things ran smoothly. He added that these imperfections also presented entrepreneurs with tremendous opportunities as they were all problems that were crying out for a fix.Vineet Nayar at the India Today Mind Rocks Youth Summit 2012.On a question from a young delegate about the adverse PR impact on India from the Rajat Gupta insider trading scandal, Nayar said it would be wrong to focus on the wrong Gupta did. Instead, he said it was important to figure out lessons from the case and raise one’s ethical standards. “This,” he said, “is what helps society evolve”.When asked whether the Indian IT industry was guilty of lack of innovation, Nayar turned the question on its head. “Don’t ape growth models of the West,” he responded. “If we’ve created a $50 billion industry and employ 3 million people, we’re doing something right. Maybe executing well is our growth model.”Several young people in the audience also asked about career paths. Nayar had simple advice. He said it was good to work hard, but this was not enough. Using the example of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, he explained that it was just as important to have a burning desire to do something. “Find what your burning desire is and you’ll forget to even eat,” he said. He added a note of caution here, saying working “9-to-9” was not necessarily better than working 9-to-5. “What matters more is the productivity and output during those hours.”On a related question, about what it takes to become a CEO, he responded saying wanting to be a CEO was not the right way to look at it. “Ask yourself what you will do after you become the CEO. If people around you like your vision then you will be CEO one day. Also, ask ‘what’s different about me and what price am I willing to pay, what risks am I willing to take to get there.’ “advertisementlast_img read more

Depleted Alab Pilipinas takes 1st home loss, yields top spot to Formosa

first_imgMiguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other MOST READ View comments 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 Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Back on track, Lady Maroons breathe sigh of relief ahead of 2nd round Miller finished with a game-high 27 points that went with eight rebounds and eight assists before he got ejected after getting involved in an altercation with Alab’s Josh Urbiztondo and Caelan Tiongson with under three minutes left.Artino had a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds with three blocks to boot.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Sorely missing the services of three of its injured key players in Renaldo Balkman, Lawrence Domingo and Brandon Rosser, Alab dropped its third game in a row to slip to second place with an 18-7 record.Formosa went on a 21-4 surge to take total control of the game and clinch its eighth consecutive victory.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, logisticsMalcolm Miller, Will Artino and Tevin Glass combined for 73 points to power the Dreamers, who rose to first place with a half-game lead over Alab in the standings at 18-6.Ray Parks led the Philippine side with 24 points, seven rebounds and five assists on a night where he also moved to ninth place in the ABL all-time scoring list. Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants LATEST STORIES Photo from ABLSan Miguel Alab Pilipinas on Sunday suffered its first home loss at the worst possible time.Alab yielded the top spot after losing to the surging Formosa Dreamers, 74-88, in the 2019 Asean Basketball League at Sta. Rosa Sports Complex in Laguna.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Google Philippines names new country directorlast_img read more

A lot of olives on the shorter trees could be reac

first_imgA lot of olives on the shorter trees could be reached from the ground, or on tip-toes.A ladder was used to get into the tops of the trees. A bucket could be hung around the neck to keep the hands free. The harvest continued the next day at Cosanti with the workshop participants the only workers. The final results: 839 pounds at Arcosanti and 465 pounds at Cosanti! November 24, 2010On Wednesday, November 17th, we harvested olives at Arcosanti.The crew started at 7:30 am and worked into the afternoon picking olives to be pressed for olive oil. Workshop participants as well as community members gathered together to pick olives, first the shorter trees in the Minds Garden and then the taller trees around the main Arcosanti site.last_img