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Dec
30

ORVIS: INNOVATORS AND AMERICAN CRAFTSMEN

first_imgWhy Would You Build a One-Piece Fly Rod?There are a number of reasons not to, but there is one much more compelling reason to do it. A one-piece is the ultimate and unbroken expression of the rod builder’s art. Designing the perfect taper and creating the smoothest transfer of power from the hand, through the rod, and into the cast is the goal of every rodmaker. At a certain point though, convenience rears up and that perfect transfer is compromised by the need to shorten the rod for conveyance from one place to another. While modern ferrule design is remarkable in its ability to transfer that power with minimal invasiveness, it still isn’t perfection. In the case of the HeliosTM 2 One-Piece, convenience be damned.We built it because we can and, our desire for perfection far outweighed our desire for convenience. Is it for everyone? Of course not, but if your desire is to own the most innovative y rod in the world, with the smoothest and most effortless transfer of power and accuracy ever conceived, then you must own a Helios 2 One-Piece. Once you sh one, you’ll quickly figure out how to make it convenient. Come to an Orvis store near you and see the newest and most innovative fly-fishing gear available. center_img Built in America. There is a startling transformation from a solid block of 6061 T6 barstock aluminum to a finished jewel of a fly reel. It’s a combination of art and engineering that stands as testament to the unmatched quality of American craftsmanship. The new Mirage is a technologically advanced reel, designed, machined, and built in New England in a collaboration of Orvis’s storied history of reel innovation and pure no-compromise American manufacturing. It was conceived and designed from the ground up to o er elegantly powerful and precise performance, built around a silky smooth, sealed, and maintenance-free drag—the most advanced patent-pending drag system ever designed. Adjustment from zero to dead stop in a single drag knob rotation. Finished with type III military-spec anodization. Orvis conceived. American built. Mirage.We took two simple fly-fishing tools and made them industry award winners. The nest pliers on the market today, Orvis Pliers are ergonomically designed and made in the USA to work with the natural shape and angle of your hand. Made of machined aluminum with type III military-spec anodization, they o er replaceable cutters and jaws with excellent corrosion resistance and edge retention. The leather sheath is made in the USA by Gokey®, and a coil lanyard is included. The Orvis Nipper revolutionizes nipper design and function. Made in the USA of machined 6061-T6 aluminum, these nippers incorporate a piano-style hinge that adds mechanical advantage for easily cutting anything from 80 lb. to 8X tippet with an ergonomic contour for comfort and enhanced function. Replaceable cutter and anvil o er excellent corrosion resistance and edge retention, and it has a rotating stainless steel rotating hook-eye cleaner. Type III military-spec anodization and comes with a lanyard made from fly line.last_img read more

Dec
21

DD Motoring: Happier times in Wolfe Tone Place – by Brian McDaid

first_imgEvery time I hear someone with a posh accent pronouncing your everyday “scone” I smile as I say into myself what I think is the proper way to say scone, which should rhyme with the word “gone” rather than rhyming with the word “bone”.Seems the more south you go, particularly in England, the word scone will have a posher sound to it and the more north you go in Scotland and Ulster, a ‘scone’ will have a more familiar sound to it.Even what a scone means to some as a small bun has a completely different meaning to me. If Milford and Model were the big bakeries once known for sliced pans, McNabb’s bakery in Wolfe Tone Place was the leader in scone bread.  Advertisement There was no sign over the door to say this was a bakery, in fact, it also doubled up as a family home to the untrained eye. Sadie McDaid (Nee McNabb) a mother of five was a master maker of scone bread, be it soda, treacle, fruit or wheaten. There were 34 Stanley Ranges fitted to 34 council houses in Wolfe Tone Place, but in my small world growing up Sadie’s Stanley range at number 24, which never cooled, produced the best scone bread. We could make scone bread ourselves using the same ingredients, even the same type of cream mixing bowel with a design more suitable to a jumper on the side of it but the results just never matched up to my auntie Sadie’s scone bread.  Advertisement LodgersSadie first lived in number 9 Wolfe Tone Place after she got married, they were lodgers with her sister Aggie and Danny Doherty. Wolfe Tone Place which had a secret Mc Nabb bakery at Number 24.Sadie and Pat were soon to get their own house in Wolfe Tone Place when they were given the keys of number 24 and a few years after that Pat’s brother, my father Fred and his wife Mary Ellen received the keys of number 27.Happiest timesMy earliest memory of life was that of growing up in Wolfe Tone Place, In the mid to late 1960s both 24 and 27 were packed to capacity with children from all over the world.  Sadie’s youngest sister Nora Gallagher came home from Scotland on holidays with her family and my mother’s youngest sister Margaret Devine also came home on holidays from Australia and our council green had more of an international ring to it with a mixture of Melbourne and Glesgwian accents ringing out as they played rounder’s in the far off summer evenings. Aggie Doherty from Number 9 and his Sister Sadie from 24 Wolfe Tone Place pictured with her son Paul McDaid who will host an Mc Nabb family Reunion in memory of all the McNabb sister and their families.The ingredients to life changed before the 1970s came in Wolfe Tone Place, when the No 27 household halved in numbers for a while when my mother took ill. Sadie took in a lodger, my youngest brother Peadar, who was just over a year old. Sadie took care of him in her house and my mother’s sister Bida took in another lodger to her house the second youngest, Cathal to her home now down the back road, as they waited and hope that my mother would get better.  Sadly that was not to happen and it was my mother’s wish before her death that her four boys would be rared together and so it was.As the maternal light went out in number 27 Sadie put on and extra shovel of Tinney’s coal into her Stanley Range in number 24 and bought an extra bottle of buttermilk of Packie Kelly. And always have and extra scone at the ready which was smuggled across in a brown paper bag or wrapped still warm in a tea cloth. For twenty years from 1970 to her untimely death in 1990, Sadie kept an eye on us out through the venation blinds of her home. She always bought for nine wanes even though she had only five children herself. Even when Andy Loughlan’s old travelling shop came round Sadie would spot one of us four boys out in the green and buy a wee treat for the four of us. And even in later years, it was Sadie that sent me down to Andy Hegarty and ask him if he needed anyone to work on the pumps in the evenings to replace her son Brendan who was starting full-time employment in the garage as a storeman. Thanks to Saddie I secured that first job and when I was out of work again in later years, she sent me down to Pat Dunnion to ask for work to replace her son Paul as Barman who was heading off to college. Sadie and Pat McDaid on the graduation of their son Paul from college.It didn’t matter if it was a stone of flour, a jumper or even a job Sadie could make them last along time passing them on so everyone could benefit from them. Sadie’s father Joe Mc Nabb, a man originally for Co. Tyrone came to work in Letterkenny and met his wife Mary. He worked as a young apprentice learning his building trade at the building of Oatfield Sweet Factory, in Letterkenny.First workers on the site at Oatfield Sweets. On the left was Johnny Boyce from the Port Rd in Letterkenny. A carpenter and builder by trade, complete with his tie and waste coat under his overalls to his right was a young Joe M Nabb who was learning the trade at the time. Both men built up a great connection with the local firm with generations of their family getting work at the factory throughout the life of the companyThey had five daughters Aggie, Bob, Sadie, Rita and Nora who all worked in the Oatfield Sweet factory. Even when Sadie stopped working in the factory when her children were born the Mc Kinney family asked her to come back part-time to work in their home. Sadie’s father once made a shed out of the old barrels that the syrup came in after taking them apart he reshaped the metal to form a round war type shed, which he built at the back of his house in Ard O’Donnell locally known as “the Burma”.On the 2nd of November Paul McDaid, Saddie son is hosting a McNabb reunion to remember his mother and all the McNabb extended family and friends at his cafe Moonshine in Letterkenny. The most famous of the McNabb family is actor Dessie Gallagher who is presently the main actor in the series of adds on television run by the Alliance home insurance company. Dessie is the son of the late Bobby Gallagher, originally from Glasgow, and Nora who was the youngest of the McNabb sisters and grew up in Ard O’Donnell in the old home house. Dessie plans to make a special appearance for the reunion where more memories for the McNabb dynasty will be recalled on a memorable night.DD Motoring: Happier times in Wolfe Tone Place – by Brian McDaid was last modified: October 24th, 2019 by Brian McDaidShare 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

Dec
19

Can the Earth Thwart Darwinism?

first_imgMicrobes were all set to evolve into complex life, but the ocean held them back.  That seems to be the thinking of Dr. Simon Poulton of Newcastle University.  “Toxic seas may have been responsible for delaying the evolution of life on Earth by 1 billion years,” PhysOrg reported.  That seems to imply that it would have been inevitable otherwise.    His team believes that a toxic layer of hydrogen sulfide in the oceans prevented the emergence of complex life till the oxygenation of the oceans was complete.  Then, complex life exploded into existence, as if pent-up Darwinian energy was waiting for its debut: “This has major implications as it would have potentially restricted the evolution of higher life forms that require oxygen, explaining why animals appear so suddenly, relatively late in the geological record.”    But can the mere absence of a toxin explain the origin of eyes, antennae, jointed appendages, fins, mouth parts, sexual organs, digestive systems and all the other complex body parts that appeared without precursors during the Cambrian explosion?  Dr. Poulton did not discuss that side of the equation.  In fact, he complicated matters by speaking of some kind of “co-evolution” of life and the environment.  He did not elaborate on whether some kind of Darwinian principle of mutation and natural selection operates on the environment as well as on life.Here Dr. Poulton has just revealed two very non-Darwinian concepts.  First, that animals appeared suddenly – not gradually, as Darwin’s theory predicted.  He thus admitted (as he must) that the Cambrian explosion that was Darwin’s biggest dilemma in 1859 remains as a testament against Darwinian evolution.  Second, he proposed a mystical, vitalistic, almost spiritual explanation for evolution.  The life-force was there wanting to become trilobites and platypuses and orchids, but mean old Mother Nature was holding it back.  Like a wicked witch, she poisoned the brew deep in the oceans with yucky hydrogen sulfide.  Like Prometheus bound in chains, Darwin’s inexorable force of evolution was powerless to proceed.  Human brains would have to wait a billion years.    Over time, Mother Nature evolved from Wicked Witch to Tinker Bell.  Gaia evolved with her, as her pet microbes danced and bubbled up their oxygen.  At some magic moment, the time was ripe.  The universal Life-Force was no longer restrained in its deep-ocean dungeon.  It burst forth from its prison.  Gasping for oxygen, it gained new impetus and was ready to fulfill its destiny.  Life-Force invaded the microbes just as the benevolent Tinker Bell zapped them with her mutation wand.  Gaia celebrated with an explosion of color, form and function.  “Eyes evolved, and now the cosmos could see!” (Carl Sagan, Cosmos).    Better check this screenplay against the novel.  It appears that Dr. Poulton, the screenplay writer, took some liberties with the Origin-al plot.(Visited 35 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Dec
17

Ohio SWCD supervisor recognized with national award

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) honored conservation leaders from across the country during the organization’s 72nd Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tenn. at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.The NACD along with the USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) “Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award” is presented annually to an individual, district or organization that has gone above and beyond in promoting conservation on private lands. This year’s award was presented by Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Acting Chief Leonard Jordan to Kris Swartz, a Wood Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Supervisor.Swartz is a fifth-generation farmer from Perrysburg, Ohio. He and his wife, Sue, operate a 2,000-acre farm in Wood County where they grow soybeans, corn and wheat. Swartz is the past president of the Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (OFSWCD). Under his leadership, Ohio became one of the leading states in adding Soil Health Champions to NACD’s Soil Health Champion Network.  Additionally, his efforts have brought more attention, funding, training, and education centered on water quality, 4Rs, and nutrient stewardship activities carried out by Ohio’s SWCDs.“I am deeply honored to receive this award,” Swartz said.  “This award belongs to my conservation family in Ohio and our efforts to strive daily to make a positive impact on our soils and water,” continued Swartz.  “Thanks to NACD and NRCS for this recognition.  Our collaboration is vitally important as we seek to keep lands productive and waters clean for future generations.”AUDIO: The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Kris Swartz about winning the Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award.NACD Winner Kris Swartzlast_img read more

Dec
9

How To Create Value by Being Proactive

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now Being a consultative salesperson and a trusted advisor requires you to be proactive. Being proactive creates greater trust, destroys latent dissatisfaction, and moves you to a higher level of value creation as a salesperson. Here are five actions you can take to be proactive now.Lead Your Clients: If you wait for your clients (or dream clients) to raise their hand and tell you they need your help, you aren’t leading. One of the reasons there is so much latent dissatisfaction (read lack of pain) is that most of your prospects don’t know how dissatisfied they should be. They count on smart, business savvy salespeople to keep them informed on what is happening in their industry and what is possible. Some of the ways you create value is by leading your client, by showing them the performance they are capable of, by helping them identify and close gaps, and by helping them build the case for change.Share Solutions: We are taught not to prescribe before we diagnose. This approach is always right, except when it isn’t. In some cases, being proactive means you have to present a solution before your client agrees they have a problem, and before they are willing to work on that problem. Sometimes it can take months or years to gain agreement around a change. But your job is to be proactive, and being proactive means showing your clients the biggest, best, most value creating solution possible, even if they aren’t ready to change, and even if they can’t swallow the whole thing in one bite.Be Resourceful: The trick to being proactive is to move from quarter to quarter with new ideas and new initiatives. The trick is to never grow complacent, to never run out of “what’s next.” Being proactive means you have to come up with new ideas and new applications. It means you have to transport ideas from one industry to another, and you need to figure out how to port them over. You need to work with your team to answer the question, “How do we create the next level of value for this client?” New ideas make you a resource. No ideas makes you a liability.Schedule Implementation Meetings: When you sell something, you are accountable for ensuring your client obtains the results. One of the best ways you can make this happen is to schedule and lead implementation meetings to ensure that you handoff the operations piece of what you sell to the team who will deliver those results. There is no reason to wait until you have challenges—and you will have challenges—to work through the known issues and the likely challenges. Being proactive in handing off relationships and responsibilities makes it easier to overcome the problems, challenges, and roadblocks.Schedule Quarterly Business Reviews: First, proactively take credit for the good work you have done. Too many salespeople and sales organizations fail to take credit for the 98.2% of what went right and focus on the 1.8% that went wrong. Second, resolve the outstanding issues that make up that 1.8%. Then, present your ideas to improve over the next quarter. If you are going to be collaborative, then ask your client to share with you the changes they believe you need to make over the next quarter. You may be doing excellent work, but dissatisfaction finds it’s way into your client’s company when complacency finds its way into yours. Make being proactive a process.QuestionsWhat one thing, if implemented now, would radically help your client or prospect improve their results?How many ideas do you have that would radically improve your client’s performance? How can you develop even more ideas and initiatives?How do you head off common problems and challenges before they occur?What formal process for being proactive do you have in place now?last_img read more

Nov
28

Wangs hoping for the best in hot playoff race

first_imgThe Couriers missed a chance to clinch a quarterfinal seat as they suffered a monumental collapse against Marinerong Pilipino, 83-82, on Thursday to finish their eliminations campaign with an even 5-5 slate.But with victories over teams that are still in the thick of the race of the playoffs, Lucas has his reasons for keeping the faith even with Wangs’ outside chance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsWangs Basketball beat Racal, 93-84, and topped Centro Escolar University, 88-87, but fell in close defeats to Batangas, 81-79, and Marinerong Pilipino.“It’s tough that we’re going to depend on the other teams, but it’s a good thing that we were able to invest in our five wins and in the end, we’re all be having identical records,” he said. O.J. Simpson asks parole board to set him free  Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Michael Juico. PBA IMAGESWangs Basketball coach Pablo Lucas is staying optimistic as his team awaits its fate in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.“I hope so,” he said in Filipino when asked if he believes that his side can still make it to the quarterfinals. “The standings are still too close.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Lucas thinks that the Couriers’ tight losses will be beneficial for his crew if they do end up with a seat in the top six.“If we make it, I’m sure that the team will have a better run because we already learned our lessons. If we make it to the quarterfinals, I believe that we have a chance to advance to the semis,” he bragged.Nonetheless, Lucas is already content with what the team has achieved after setting a franchise-best record since it joined the PBA D-League in 2013, thanks largely to the contributions of guys like Robbie Herndon, Michael Juico, and Chris Bitoon.“This is already history for Wangs. We learned a lot in the years that we’ve joined and we can’t bring back the past, but we’re just hoping for the best,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READcenter_img Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ View commentslast_img read more

Nov
28

Man Utd tight-lipped on likely Louis van Gaal appointment

first_imgLouis van Gaal is likely to take over Manchester United as their new managerDutchman Louis van Gaal remains favourite to become Manchester United’s new manager but media reports that he would be confirmed on Thursday before the release of the club’s financial results proved unfounded.The former Ajax Amsterdam, Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss is preparing to lead Netherlands at next month’s World Cup and United are anxious to name the successor to the sacked David Moyes before the tournament kicks off in Brazil.”Everyone at the club is working hard to ensure the team is back challenging for the title and trophies next season,” executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said in a statement.Van Gaal, 62, has been the leading contender for the role since Moyes was fired in April, 10 months after replacing Alex Ferguson who retired after 26 glittering years at the helm of England’s biggest club.Reports on Thursday said United’s longest-serving player Ryan Giggs, who managed the team for the final four games of the Premier League season, had held talks with Van Gaal about becoming his number two.United finished the season in seventh place, meaning they will be without European football next season.Should Van Gaal take charge he will have the task of rebuilding the squad and mounting a title challenge next season and would almost certainly have a large transfer kitty after United reported a 60 percent increase in quarterly profits.last_img read more

Oct
28

10 months agoCardiff boss Warnock explains dropping Sala pursuit

first_imgCardiff boss Warnock explains dropping Sala pursuitby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City boss Neil Warnock admits a deal for Nantes striker Emiliano Sala is off.Warnock concedes the Nantes asking price for Sala is too rich for such a gamble.He explained, “We made an offer that was rejected and we have not returned since. “We do not have a gun pointed at us. Sala is a good player, but there is no guarantee that he will land and break everything in the Premier League.”The problem for Nantes is any sale for Sala will see 50 per cent of his fee going to former club Bordeaux. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Oct
27

Photo: 4-Star Ohio State Commit JaQuan Lyle Is Very Excited To See Thad Matta On His TV

first_imgThad Matta with Ohio State commit JaQuan Lyle.It’s safe to say JaQuan Lyle is excited to play at Ohio State. The four-star shooting guard, who’s been committed to the Buckeyes since late January, is getting ready to watch his future team take on their rival, Michigan. Prior to the game tipping off, CBS played an interview with Thad Matta. This pleased Lyle greatly. Turn on the TV and see this guy..makes me excited to be apart of something special..#BuckeyeNation  pic.twitter.com/lo7oP969qO— JaQuan Lyle (@JMamba5) February 22, 2015Lyle is rated the No. 10 shooting guard and No. 42 player in the country by 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings. Ohio State and Michigan are set to tip off at 1 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on CBS.last_img read more