Station House Hotel is the place to party this festive season!

first_imgFancy something a little bit different this Christmas? The Station House Hotel in the heart of Letterkenny is the place to party this festive season!They have everything you need for an unforgettable night; centrally located, festive décor, good food and drink, coupled with a warm welcome, friendly banter and lots of Christmas cheer!Everyone knows that Christmas is all about the food and the atmosphere and both are always at the heart of the Station House Hotel. This year the Station House Hotel is hosting two wonderful Christmas party nights with special accommodation rates, and to top it all off the organiser for all Christmas Party Night Bookings with 10 or more guests Eats FREE.This year their party nights run on December 13th & 14thThe evenings will start at 7.30pm with a Warm Mulled Wine Reception, followed by a delicious Four Course Festive Banquet.CLICK HERE to download The Station House Hotel Christmas Party Nights 2019 Brochure. To book any night or event, just call: 00353 74 9123 100www.stationhouseletterkenny.comEmail: i[email protected]: the full The Station House Hotel Christmas Party Nights 2019 Brochure by clicking here.Station House Hotel is the place to party this festive season! was last modified: November 15th, 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) Tags:christmas partiesThe Station House Hotellast_img read more

Skye Bolt to the rescue? A’s bring up hot-hitting outfielder for a look

first_imgThe biggest improvement to his approach hasn’t been hard for Skye Bolt to identify.It’s been about keeping his head still in the batter’s box, trusting the power will come and refusing to turn his at-bats into all-or-nothing propositions.Keeping his head still has been even more difficult for Bolt over the past couple of days, ever since he was told a couple innings into Wednesday’s game that he was headed to the big club.Bolt, a 25-year-old, switch-hitting outfielder joined the A’s for the …last_img read more

Raiders report card: All three phases not up to par against quality opponent

first_imgALAMEDA — Here’s how the Raiders graded in their 28-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday at the Coliseum:PASS OFFENSE: DThe Raiders started off shaky even on their opening drive for a field goal with drops by Hunter Renfrow and Derek Carrier. Derek Carr finished 23 of 38 for 198 yards, a 6-yard touchdown to Tyrell Williams and two interceptions. He was unable to sustain drives after the first two, with four straight three-and-outs. That proved disastrous considering what Patrick Mahomes …last_img read more

SA’s Peppadew to take bite of US

first_imgThe piquanté pepper from which thePeppadew range is produced was found in 1993 by South African farmer Johan Steenkamp when, holidaying in the Western Cape province, he spotted a bush covered with red fruit that looked like a crossbetween small peppers and tomatoes. (Image: RecipeZaar) MEDIA CONTACT • Phil Ovens Peppadew International +27 11 516 4202 RELATED ARTICLES • SA chilli sauce bites the world • Amarula makes a splash in India • Celebrating SA’s township food • Baobab export coup for farmers• Wine alliance to challenge EUJanine ErasmusHome-grown South African Peppadew products are set to take a bite of the American flavour market, with a new licensing agreement between local producer Peppadew International and multinational US flavour house, Bell Flavors & Fragrances.Peppadew is the brand name of a range of pickles and sauces made from a particular variety of sweet-tasting peppers (Capsicum baccatum) known as “piquanté”. The products are processed and bottled by Peppadew International using a secret recipe.Despite using no preservatives, the company claims a 24-month shelf life for its peppery products.Import and export company Strohmeyer & Arpe, which currently markets the Peppadew range in the US, describes the fruit as “the first truly new fruit to be launched on the world market since kiwifruit”.Exclusive licenceBell has manufacturing operations in five countries, and research facilities in 10. The company was established in 1912 and is a globally respected supplier of flavours and fragrances to the food, beverage, cosmetic, household, personal and oral care, and tobacco industries around the world.The exclusive licence agreement to produce liquid Peppadew flavour was signed in mid-October 2009. Bell’s agreement with Peppadew International means that it is now the only flavour house allowed to use the Peppadew name.Superfruit!Bell believes that Peppadew piquanté peppers could be the next superfruit, and the flavour has huge potential for a host of uses. Superfruit are those natural wonders that have such exceptional nutritional, health and taste qualities that they can actually attract customers to a brand and retain them, and consequently are specifically marketed as such.Bell’s marketing director Michael Natale, speaking to, praised the peppers for their unusual piquancy, describing them as “very interesting … unlike anything you have tasted before, a mixture of sweet and spicy”.This unusual flavour means that Bell is able to target its Peppadew flavour at sweet applications as well as savoury. Natale noted that the combination of sweet and spicy originated in the chocolate industry, with its famous chilli chocolate. He named baked goods, confectionery and ice creams as just a few of the possibilities, as well as beverages and savoury sauces.But this is just the start, said Peppadew International MD Phillip Ovens. “We want to diversify our range overseas, but within category, so not outside the pickled category range. Over the next 10 years, our goal is to have an international brand.”Top 10 flavours of 2009In January 2009 Bell released its three-category list of the top 10 flavours to look out for in 2009. The list is compiled from various sources, including market research companies and the media, tracking trends on four continents, and analysing samples requested over the previous 12 months.While Peppadew didn’t make the sweet list, it came in eighth on the savoury list and did even better on the beverage flavour list, ranking fifth.Africa’s iconic marula fruit did make the sweet list, ranking at number eight.Mildly spicyPeppadew piquanté peppers are grown primarily in the Tzaneen area of South Africa’s Limpopo province. As picking and de-seeding is done by hand, the growing demand for the product has created over 4 800 jobs in the field, and more than 200 in the factory.Peppadew International also supports its supply base of around 80 farmers with training and technical assistance.Piquanté peppers belong to the Solanaceae family of nightshade plants, and share the genus Capsicum with many other chilli peppers, ranging in taste from mild to blisteringly hot. Botanically, chilli peppers are fruit.Fortunately the little red piquantés rank low down on the Scoville scale, which measures the hotness of a chilli pepper based on the amount of capsaicin – the fiery chemical compound that is responsible for many a teary eye and sudden thirst for water – contained in it. The number of Scoville heat units indicates the amount of capsaicin present.Compared to the world’s hottest chilli, the Naga Jolokia which comes in at a searing 1 040 000, the piquanté barely bites at 1 177.Its mildly spicy but sweet flavour makes it popular in all sorts of recipes such as pizza, pasta, salads, omelettes and dips. The piquanté also tempts when stuffed with a range of soft cheeses.Welcome visitorThe plant was reportedly discovered in 1993 by South African farmer Johan Steenkamp. On holiday in the Western Cape province, he spotted a bush covered with red fruit that looked like a combination of small peppers and tomatoes.Steenkamp realised the plant’s potential the minute he tasted a piece of the fruit and he decided to cultivate it with dried seeds from the original plant, which is not indigenous to South Africa but is believed to have somehow made the Atlantic crossing from South America.It has taken some years to breed the strongest plants from that original batch, develop the processing methods, perfect the recipes, and register the trademark Peppadew. The product has germinated into a winner, and today is available in a number of countries and has taken the culinary world by storm.Steenkamp has since sold his share of the company and is not involved in any way, but he does collect royalties on the original product, said Ovens.last_img read more

Is the government worried about smart coffee pots taking down the West Wing?

first_imgTen years ago you didn’t have to worry about someone hacking your refrigerator. Today, your personal home assistant is quite literally listening to your every move. Experts believe that in just a few years, there will be over 20 billion devices connected to the internet with the possibility of being compromised by an attacker due to the lack of security built into these devices.It comes as no surprise that, as IoT devices proliferate, attackers are increasingly looking to exploit them. Large-scale events (like last October’s DDoS attack targeting systems operated by Dyn) and warnings from security experts finally have government officials paying attention. See also: Is smart city cybersecurity being dangerously underestimated?Think of it this way. A government employee connects a smart coffee machine into the same WiFi network that his or her computer is connected to (though manufacturers of smart coffee machines often instruct that these devices should be connected to their own isolated WiFi network so that in case this particular network is breached, it will not harm any other devices). Shortly after, an attacker targets the network. The coffee machine does not have anti-virus software installed, or any type of security for that matter, so it becomes infected. Soon, the entire network will be compromised. So, a coffee pot can infect the West Wing’s network with ransomware? It’s not likely, but it’s certainly possible.Days ago, the federal government introduced the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act, an initiative designed to set security standards for the government’s purchase of IoT devices. The government doesn’t often involve itself in manufacturing decisions so that they steer clear of stifling innovation. However, IoT security is now a matter of national security. Senators Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) are spearheading the effort to require companies that sell wearables, security cameras, sensors and other web-connected tools to federal agencies to adhere to stricter security regulations.And while it is good news that IoT-device security issues are getting more attention, the proposed bill would only impose security regulations on devices sold to federal agencies, not to devices sold to consumers.A lot of questionsThis raises a lot of questions concerning consumer IoT-device security in the United States. How will independent consumers benefit from the security features and enhancements that would be required of products being sold to the federal government? Will all vendors of IoT products be held to the same standards, even if the products are not purchased by the federal government? Can vendors pick and choose what models are sold to the government and to consumers? Will there be a standard requirement for all goods and technology sold in the United States, especially for those devices in which personal data is collected? This bill should challenge consumers and vendors alike. We are aware of the true danger IoT devices can create beyond the computer; they can control systems in the real world. Too often, security is an afterthought instead of a partner in decision-making and building of products we have grown to enjoy as consumers; since the adoption of IoT devices is on the rise, manufactures are competing to stay ahead. This means creating cheap products quick – which means overlooking security measures. As a result, consumers sacrifice their security and privacy for the convenience and enjoyment of a product and service. Instead, we should challenge ourselves and ask if the convenience is worth the risk and compromise. We should demand that creators and innovators of IoT devices should consider security a top priority. White hats can passAnother interesting part of this proposed bill is the cover it provides to researchers. If passed, the bill will “exempt cybersecurity researchers engaging in good-faith research from liability under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act when in engaged in research pursuant to adopted coordinated vulnerability disclosure guidelines.”This means security researchers would be given more freedom in “good-faith” to explore IoT devices for vulnerabilities through white hat hacking and other means. As a result, more researchers will be able to ethically disclose more discovered compromises and security concerns. Right now, we have to ask ourselves whether this bill is a long-term plan and strategy to keep security requirements and validation in sync with rapidly growing technology, or a problem that we will have to keep monitoring and fixing. Answers to these questions will come with time, and unfortunately, trial and error.The author is the Chief Information Security Officer at SecureAuth. With 15+ years of leadership experience implementing Vendor Security Risk and Assessment Programs for startups and Fortune 500 companies, she defines the security road map for SecureAuth’s suite of adaptive authentication and IS solutions. She is recognized as a subject matter in Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) frameworks. Danielle Jackson Related Posts Follow the Puck Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfacescenter_img Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Tags:#cybersecurity#ddos#featured#hacking#Internet of Things#IoT#top#Washington Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…last_img read more

It’s a girl! Venus Williams lets Serena baby secret slip

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games LATEST STORIES View comments Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR 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 Serena is a three-time champion at Roland Garros.“I think that she’s just excited about everything coming up in her life, on and off the court, excited about returning here hopefully next year,” added Venus, who turns 37 next month.Serena, who won her 23rd Grand Slam title in January when she defeated Venus in the Australian Open final, is due to give birth in September, the month she turns 36.Earlier this week in Paris, Venus had talked about her anticipation of becoming an aunt.“I’m definitely looking forward to it. I have no idea what the experience will be like, because previously I became an aunt when I was very young and lived far away, across the country, so it was a completely different experience than it will be this time,” she said.ADVERTISEMENT BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds “We all like ‘baby V, baby Lyn, baby Isha’. We all want the baby to be named after us,” the 36-year-old told Eurosport, referring to the names of Serena’s sisters.Serena, who revealed she was pregnant in April, has refused to discuss the sex of the baby she is expecting with fiance, Alex Ohanian, the founder of Reddit.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingShe was at Roland Garros on Wednesday watching her older sister defeat Kurumi Nara in the second round on the showpiece Philippe Chatrier court.“I think it’s not easy for her to watch, because, you know, obviously she knows she can do well here,” said Venus after the match. MOST READcenter_img Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Star on high morale going into playoffs after ‘test of character’ win US Serena Williams (left) leaves after attending her sister US Venus Williams’ tennis match against Japan’s Kurumi Nara at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open on May 31, 2017, in Paris. AFPPARIS, France — Serena Williams will be the mother of a baby girl, if sister Venus is to be believed after she appeared to let the secret slip on Wednesday.Venus, playing at the French Open in Paris, told a TV interviewer: “She’s going to call me her favorite aunt.”ADVERTISEMENT BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “So I hope that I can live up to this job. I’ve got to get some confidence that I can do this. It’s all new for me. It’s a great journey.”Venus, who was runner-up to her sister in Paris back in 2002, added: I think you just have to be ready, aware, and alert. Then have a lot of diaper duty. Yeah. So we’ll see.”Serena learned she was pregnant just two days before the Australian Open.She has told of being nervous about playing, uncertain whether it would be too dangerous for her or the baby.Kelly Bush Novak, Williams’s publicist, said last month that the US star “looks forward to returning in 2018”. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more