first_imgIreland Captain Seamus Coleman is to be awarded the freedom of Donegal.The Killybeg’s native will join the likes of Shay Given and Packie Bonner in receiving the honour.Arrangements will now be put in place with the Everton right back to agree a date for the reception which came from a proposal from Councillor Barry O’Neill:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/seamuscoleman-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Homepage BannerNews Twitter Twitter Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Previous articleCouncil must emphasise undocumented on US trip – SFNext articleHIQA release details of inspections in three centres in Donegal admin Google+center_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Seamus Coleman to be awarded freedom of Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ By admin – January 30, 2017 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

first_imgStephentown, NY’s Disc Jam Music Festival has been one of the few independent grassroots summer fests to see continuous growth year after year. What started out in its earliest stages as a rather small and intimate affair with a dozen or so bands has become a major player in the Northeast region. 2017 sees the Disc Jam take another big step forward with an absolutely massive lineup of over 60+ acts including Break Science Live Band (w/ members of Lettuce), Dopapod, Turkuaz, The Motet, Manic Focus, TAUK, Kung Fu, Aqueous, Electric Beethoven, Pink Talking Fish . . . and the list literally goes on and on.Disc Jam takes place from June 8th through 11th at the beautiful Gardner’s Farm, and features four full days of music, art, disc golf, and a bevy of activities and workshops. Outside of its headliners, acts such as Congo Sanchez (ft. Jeff Franca of Thievery Corporation), Ghost Note (ft. Nate Werth of Snarky Puppy), Roots of Creation, Hayley Jane, Holly Bowling, Teddy Midnight, Ben Silver (of Orchard Lounge), Gubbulidis (ft. Mihali and Zdenek of Twiddle), Swift Technique, Klassik, and another 40+ more artists are ready to deliver a most epic of parties to upstate New York.With so many independently run festivals not being able to keep up with the corporate-sponsored events, frequently being forced to fold after a handful of years, it is refreshing to see a festival like Disc Jam not only push on, but actually succeed in the what is truly a sea of adversity. This year’s lineup is a testament to that success, with plenty of incredible artists from the jam, funk, livetronica, and electronic genres. Get out and support your local artists and festivals, it is what keeps the scene alive and vibrant! Ticket for Disc Jam are currently on-sale and can be purchased at the festival’s website. For event updates and additional information, join the Facebook Event page, and check out the full 2017 Disc Jam Music Festival lineup below!2017 Disc Jam Music FestivalBreak Science LIVE BAND featuring 5 members of LETTUCE – NYCDopapod – BROOKLYN, MATurkuaz – BROOKLYN, NYThe Motet – DENVER, COManic Focus – MINNEAPOLIS, MNTAUK – NYCKung Fu – NEW HAVEN, CTPink Talking Fish – BOSTON, MAGiant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad – ROCHESTER, NYGubbulidis – is Mihali Savoulidis and Zdenek Gubb of TWIDDLE – VTAqueous – BUFFALO, NYElectric Beethoven – is Jay Lane of PRIMUS, Reed Mathis of TEA LEAF GREEN, Todd Stoops of RAQ – LOS ANGELES, CAConsider the Source – BROOKLYN, NYCGhost-Note – featuring MonoNeon + members of SNARKY PUPPY – NYCSpiritual Rez – BOSTON, MAAgent Lockhart – is Jeffrey Lockhart, Lenny Stallworth, Kingston Taylor, Charles Haynes, Sam Kininger, Mister RourkeRoots of Creation – NEW HAMPSHIREHolly Bowling – Artist At LargeHayley Jane – Artist At LargeSophistafunk – SYRACUSE, NYThe Mallett Brothers Band – PORTLAND, MEHoneycomb – NORTHAMPTON, MAYheti – DAYTON, OHlespecial – BOSTON, MABen Silver of Orchard Lounge – MADISON, WIEsseks – BROOKLYN, NYBrightside – BROOKLYN, NYOf The Trees – PORTLAND, MEDELTAnine – BALTIMORE, MDStrange Machines – BOSTON, MACongo Sanchez featuring Jeff Franca of Thievery Corporation – D.C.Wild Adriatic – SARATOGA SPRINGS, NYAfter Funk – ONTARIO, CANFunky Dawgz Brass Band – BRIDGEPORT, CTFunk You – ATLANTA, GASwift Technique – PHILLY, PALITZ – BALTIMORE, MDCalliope Musicals – AUSTIN, TXEarphorik – CHICAGO, IL=========PRODUCERS===========Toadface – DAYTON, OHWill Saltus – BOSTON, MAUncle Bob – BOSTON, MAKlassik – BRITTISH COLUMBIA, CANLeila – ALBANY, NYDETØX – LONG ISLAND, NYtsimba – BROOKLYN, NYZeroGravity – RACINE, WIZoo Logic – NEW HAMPSHIREBunk Buddha – BALTIMORE, MDBells and Robes – FT. LAUDERDALE, FLIcculus – NEW HAMPSHIREEcho Mecca – COLUMBUS, OH=========BANDS ON THE RISE============Teddy Midnight – BROOKLYN, NYBearly Dead – BOSTON, MAWilliam Thompson Funk Experiment – WORCESTER, MAThe Mushroom Cloud – NEW HAVEN, CTEggy – NEW HAVEN, CTLord Electro – ALBANY, NYIn Flux – BROOKLYN, NYGoose – FAIRFIELD, CTStephen Lewis and The Big Band of Fun – CANThe Brighton Beat – BOSTON, MAMerther – PORTLAND, MEQwill – featuring Aaron Katz of PERCY HILL – SALEM, MAOogee Wawa – LONG ISLAND, NYKroma Kode – WORCESTER, MAThe Other Brothers – NEW PALTZ, NYHumble Digs – AMHERST, MAMonotronic – BROOKLYN, NYResin Headz – PROVIDENCE, RIBig Jon Short – WORCESTER, MAZack Slik – WORCESTER, MAPolitical Animals – HARTFORD, CTThe Schooley Mountain Band – BROOKLYN, NYCal Kehoe – NYC…and MORE to be announced.last_img read more

first_imgTeaching Teens S&M Sex: Gagging, Whipping and AsphyxiationA shocking new video Live Action released today catches the Planned Parenthood abortion business teaching teenagers about S&M-based sexual relationships and concepts such as gagging, whipping and asphyxiation.In a series of undercover audits, Live Action investigators documented Planned Parenthood counselors and nurses advising our investigators, who the Planned Parenthood staffers thought were minors, on how to practice torture sex.In the videos, Planned Parenthood counselors encourage undercover investigators posting as 15 and 16-year-old teens, to engage in the sadomasochistic practices, telling the underage teens “if it’s consensual, it’s OK… it’s totally OK.”“What we’re about to release shows a systemic, institutional problem in America’s largest abortion corporation,” Lila Rose, Live Action’s president, stated. “It’s not a matter of ‘don’t judge,’ but rather explicit endorsement of violent and harmful sexual practices to boys and girls as young as fifteen years old.”last_img read more

first_imgCornerback Devin Smith broke his left foot early last season, never again seeing the field as UW played in its second-straight Rose Bowl.[/media-credit]Exactly one year ago, the Wisconsin football team was in the middle of what would become a four-game winning streak.The Badgers were prepping for a road trip to Illinois – a must-win in the new divisional system. But in their 28-17 second-half comeback, one name in particular was missing from the roster – a name that had been missing since game two of the season.In UW’s 2011 Rose Bowl run, Devin Smith became an almost forgotten name.Prior to the 2011 season, Smith, a cornerback, accumulated 91 career tackles, three interceptions and 10 pass breakups through 37 games (14 starts) from 2008 to 2010. Finally regaining a starting spot in 2011, Smith’s senior campaign was put on hold.Only two games into the 2011 season, Smith broke his left foot and took a medical redshirt.Despite the setback, Smith got a second chance at his senior season and is undoubtedly making the most of it, once again become a familiar name throughout Badger nation.“He got a second chance at his senior season,” secondary coach Ben Strickland said. “He understands the urgency that goes along with that. Once something’s taken from you, you understand how bad you want it back. I think that he understands that.”Through 10 games this season, Smith has 48 tackles – fourth-most on the team behind starting linebackers Mike Taylor, Chris Borland and Ethan Armstrong. The senior cornerback leads the team with three interceptions for 45 yards and 10 pass breakups.Smith’s work this season is just one example of a revved up secondary that has come into its own as the season has progressed.“You start to play as a unit; you start to play together,” Smith said. “You start understanding each other and you have the ability to go out there and make a lot more plays just because once you get in that comfortable mindset, you’re able to rely on one another and react to everything you see. You play kind of in sync with one another and I think that’s one thing we’ve done as the season’s progressed.”With three of the four starters being seniors, cornerback Marcus Cromartie credited the secondary’s newfound success as a unit to its chemistry on the field. But that chemistry is also fueled by competition between the players.“We’re very competitive when it comes to getting the first interception,” Cromartie said. “And making plays in general. All of us have aspirations for playing at the next level and the only way to do that is to make plays. When we come out in practice, when we come out in games, if I see Devin make a play, I tell myself I have to make two. So it’s all about competition.”That chemistry has led to 27 of the team’s 50 pass breakups and 218 total tackles out of the secondary.And leading the way is none other than Smith.“Coming back another year, I was a lot more confident in my play,” he said. “I just knew I could go out there and have the ability to make plays. I just have to utilize it whenever the opportunity came my way. Whenever the opportunity does come my way I just go out there and do my best to make the play.”But it took some time for Smith and the secondary to start making a noticeable difference on the field. It wasn’t until six games into the season, when Wisconsin hosted Illinois, that the Badgers caught their first interception of the season – one that fittingly fell into the hands of Smith. He added his second and third interceptions against Minnesota and at Indiana, respectively.While Smith admitted it was at times frustrating that the secondary was unable to create those turnovers, he noted it is all a matter of staying consistent and having patience.“One thing I really harp on is being consistent and that’s my thing I always make sure I do,” Smith said. “Just be consistent every single week and if you do that plays are bound to come your way.”That consistency has helped the Coppell, Texas, native make an unprecedented turnaround from injury to gaining a starting position.Yet, even when he was sidelined for a season, he remained positive about his unfortunate break. As a result, his second chance at a senior campaign has turned into perhaps his best.“I kind of felt like it was a must-have,” Cromartie said of his counterpart’s season so far. “As a senior you don’t have any room for disappointment. You have to come and you’ve got to play and you can’t feel sorry for yourself, and he definitely hasn’t.”“I saw it as a blessing and everything happens for a reason,” Smith said. “I just saw it as another opportunity to go out there and do one thing that I love and that’s play football. … Whenever a play comes my way, I just try to go out there and make a play for my teammates.”Not only has Smith re-made a name for himself this season, but he has also shown maturity through the process, according to Strickland.Smith has not simply taken the field this season. Rather, he’s become the very type of player he hoped to be the minute he first stepped on Camp Randall’s turf.“A lot of guys, when they come in, talk about what they want to do, who they want to be. But a lot of guys don’t support it with their actions,” Strickland said. “And he’s done that this year and as he’s grown up through the years.”Follow Kelly on Twitterlast_img read more