Submitted by Mary Jo BuzaDid you know that at one time people were afraid to eat tomatoes? Called ‘wolf pears’ tomatoes were scorned because it was thought that the red fruit was poisonous. Lucky for us, some careless or perhaps fearless person decided to eat the tempting red fruit and lived! Today, the tomato is a vegetable we consistently use in our kitchens. Could you image a summer salad without tomatoes?As much as we love tomatoes, growing them in the South Sound regions is a frustrating endeavor. If the crop is not destroyed by the dreaded late tomato blight, our cool summer temperatures slow the ripening so much that your bumper crop of tomatoes are still green in September.I usually plant tomatoes in early June. But with the spectacular warm May, savvy gardeners got a jump on the weather and planted early with little risk of a late frost. Here are my secrets to growing tomatoes in the South Sound and attain the coveted ripe, red fruit.Tip #1 Grow the Crop under Clear Plastic: The best crop of tomatoes I have ever seen were grown on the south side of a house with an attached a wood frame for the plastic. The plastic increases the temperatures enough to ripen fruit and extends crop production long after the first frosts in September. The plastic will also keep the rain off which inhibits the late tomato blight.Tip #2 Use Soaker Hoses: Overhead watering promotes the dreaded late tomato blight. The blight lives dormant in the soil waiting for contact with the leaves of your tomato plant. Tomatoes are infected when water splashing from the soil hits the leaves. The tiny drops of water carry fungal spores from the soil to the leaves. Using soaker hoses eliminates this potential problem. Another secret to growing tomatoes is to reduce the amount and frequency of watering once the fruit begins to ripen sometime in August. This will hasten the ripening process.Tip#3 Stake Tomato Plants: Why go to all the trouble to stake tomatoes? There are several reasons. One, you can grow more tomatoes in a smaller space; plants can be set as little as 24 inches apart. Second, the fruits tend to ripen earlier and are larger. Third, the tomatoes have better air circulation which decreases disease problems. And lastly, growing tomatoes on stakes keeps them out the reach of slugsTomatoes are broken into two classifications: determinate and indeterminate. Tomatoes suitable for growing as a single vine are the indeterminate varieties. Determinate varieties are bushier and are not suitable for staking or trellising. Indeterminate varieties grow more like a vine but require training.The ABC’s of Growing a Tomato Plants as a VinePlace the StakesIt may be hard to imagine that your puny four-inch tomato plant will need a stake, but don’t be misled. Once the plant sets fruit it will need a sturdy support. A 2×2 wooden stake about eight feet long cut to a point at the bottom works best. Some lumber yards will cut the points, but you will need to ask.To avoid root damage, place the stakes before you set out your transplants. Sink the stake about two feet into the ground. This provides enough stability to prevent the plants from falling over when heavy with fruit.Tying the PlantsTying the plants is necessary because indeterminate tomatoes are not a true vine and have no way to support them. Any coarse twine will work. Be careful not to tie the plants too tightly and cut into the stems. You will be surprised at how fast your tomatoes grow. I check and tie my plants about once a week.PruningThe concept of pruning tomato plants is baffling. But a staked tomato is best grown as a single stem. In each leaf axil, where the leaf stem joins the main stem, a lateral shoot will grow. These lateral shoots need to be removed, before they grow longer than an inch or two. I use my fingers to snap off the lateral shoots. Fingers actually work better than pruners or a knife. I check and prune out lateral shoots once a week.PinchingOnce the plant has grown to the top of your stake, prune out the growing tip. This will direct the plant’s energy into ripening the fruit. This will accelerate the ripening process and increase the size of the fruit.Author Mary Jo Buza, is a landscape designer she has more than 25 years experience maintaining, designing, and teaching gardening in the South Sound region. For more information on a custom landscape design or consultation call 923-1733. Check out her website: www.maryjobuza.com. Facebook123Tweet0Pin8
The objective of this control is especially “to maintain muscle mass and not gain a tier. The goal is to maintain an adequate body composition ”. One of the tasks is to adapt a menu for each player based on the parameters provided by the player. Roughly, “The recommendation is to reduce carbohydrates and increase protein, since there is less caloric expenditure.” Even, the coaching staff has given the players a list of home delivery companies so that they do not have to move from home and expose themselves to unnecessary risks, after eight players had tested positive (all are already cured) . The technical bodies have practically not stopped their activity. Especially those members whose work is less visible but just as momentous. Physical trainers, physiotherapists or nutritionists are in charge of this period of confinement so that players, who have already spent a month without stepping on a pitch, do not lose muscle and maintain an optimal physical state to return later with less risk of injury and more close to the previous competitive level.After Jaume Bartrés, physical trainer, explained how parrot players train at home, now Robert Bausells, the nutritionist, gives more details on how they try to prevent the loss of training from transforming into a muscle fall. “We do a daily monitoring with the players through an application. They have to send us the weight every day and the perception they have of fatigue after each training session ”, commented for the official channels of the blue and white club. Obviously, and associated with the deterioration of physical activity, diet tries to reduce physical loss, which on the other hand is inevitable: “We are trying to polish, but this break will affect muscle reduction and fat gain. When we return to the activity it will be seen ”.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP):Around the world, players, commentators, and fans echoed the call of Roger Federer, who wants to know names of those suspected of match-fixing in a growing scandal that one ex-pro described as a “major wake-up call for the world of tennis”.Many called for clarity, saying that the public and players have a right to know who is suspected of cheating. Others warned that the match-fixing scandal has the potential to damage the reputation of tennis, just like doping or corruption scandals have hurt professional cycling, athletics, baseball, and soccer.Martina Navratilova, the 18-time Grand Slam champion, tweeted: “We need facts, not suppositions.”The scandal broke on Monday when the BBC and BuzzFeed News published reports – timed for the start of the Australian Open – alleging that tennis authorities have ignored widespread evidence of match-fixing involving 16 tennis players who have ranked in the top 50 over the past decade.BuzzFeed titled its story ‘The Tennis Racket’ and said that half of those 16, including a Grand Slam winner, were at this year’s Australian Open.”This really casts a very dark shadow on our sport right now,” Mary Jo Fernandez said on ESPN as part of a panel discussion yesterday on the controversy.”Hopefully, because the world is watching, something will be done about it. We need to flag who these players were,” said Fernandez, a three-time Grand Slam finalist, winner of two Grand Slam women’s doubles titles and two Olympic gold medals.Federer was among the first to demand more information: “I would love to hear names,” the Swiss star said on Monday at a post-match news conference. Referring specifically to the claim about a former Grand Slam winner, he asked, “Was it the player? Was it the support team? Who was it? Was it before? Was it a doubles player, a singles player? Which Slam? It’s so all over the place. It’s nonsense to answer something that is pure speculation.”His comments have resonated with those who say that not knowing leads to dangerous speculation.”This is turning into a witch hunt,” said Patrick McEnroe, a former French Open doubles champion and captain of the US Davis Cup team who was in Melbourne commentating.No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic was put on the spot yesterday at a post-match news conference, where a reporter told him that an Italian newspaper had just reported that he “wanted to lose” a match in Paris in 2007.”You can pick any match that you like that the top player lost and just create a story out of it,” Djokovic said.”This is now the main story in tennis, in the sports world. There’s going to be a lot of allegations,” he said, calling it “just speculation” and saying “it is not true”.GAMBLEDONHEAVILYUntil now, the average fan may have had little idea that tennis is one of the most gambled on sports in the world, with bookmakers actively taking bets mid-match. Between matches at the Australian Open, tennis experts have explained the mechanics of match-fixing, spelling out that it doesn’t necessarily mean throwing an entire match but could involve taking money just to double-fault or lose a set.”We in the tennis world have all heard the stories about this going on at the low levels. No one knew it was happening at the Grand Slams,” McEnroe said. “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. This is a major, major wake-up call for the world of tennis.”The BBC and BuzzFeed report prompted an immediate news conference by tennis’ governing bodies on Monday in Melbourne Park, where representatives denied allegations that any evidence about match-fixing had been suppressed. Officials noted that the sport’s anti-corruption division, the Tennis Integrity Unit, has pursued 18 disciplinary cases that resulted in life bans from the sport for five players and one official. It was set up in 2008 after a surge of suspicious betting activity in tennis.
The Ministry of Finance has taken a major step in an effort to decentralize its treasury functions across the country, particularly in rural Liberia.The Ministry signed a memorandum of understanding(MOU) with a local bank to operate cash centers in two counties.Finance Minister Amara Mohammed Konneh last week disclosed that he had signed the MOU in Monrovia, authorizing the Afriland First Bank to operate the cash centers in River Gee and Grand Kru Counties.According to Minister Konneh, the MOU is part of an overall effort of the government of Liberia—through the Finance Ministry—to expand fiscal operations at the county level, by taking services to grass-root communities, in order to encourage growth and development across the country.The Finance Minister also noted that the MOU exemplifies government’s plan to decentralize some of its treasury functions in the counties, in a bid to improve their capacity for fiscal decentralization as planned.Currently, out of 15 counties, only nine are served by either commercial banks or the Central Bank of Liberia. As a result, the Ministry of Finance charters United Nations (UN) flights on a monthly basis to deliver salaries to government staff working in those areas.To solve this problem, the Finance Ministry has started to construct cash centers in some of the counties. The first step in this direction was taken by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in Gbarpolu County. in July last year.The primary objective of the cash center is to enable civil servants conveniently and timely access their salaries, a Finance Ministry statement said. However, the cash centers need to be operated by a professional team; therefore, the offer to the commercial banks to partner with the government in operating the centers for mutual benefits is crucial, as paying civil servants in these areas of employment increase their purchasing power.It was in this light that the Finance Ministry sought the partnership of commercial banks for the provision of cash services and other related banking services in Grand Kru and River Gee Counties. Afriland First Bank, a legally registered banking institution in the country, expressed interest in the cash center activity.Afriland First Bank is a hybrid (deposit-taking and agriculture) banking institution. It is expected that the MOU inked between the Finance Ministry and the Bank will help to empower the local people through the provision of loans and other financial services. The government of Liberia will, this paper has learnt, use the Bank for revenue deposit and will partner with it to foster timely payment of civil servant salaries.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Although an injunction is being placed on the pending Special Senatorial Election, in which 15 Senators are canvassing for votes, many electorates have resolved not to vote in this election.Our reporter recently solicited views on his way to Nimba County from Monrovia.Most of the constituents say they feel no impact of present senators, some of whom are again in the race. Some described them as “deceivers,” who have done nothing for their people so they don’t see the reason why they (voters) should go and vote for another group or the same people.During a brief stop in Gbarnga, Bong County while on the National Transit Authority (NTA) bus, our reporter heard onlookers telling supporters of incumbent Bong County Senator Jewel Howard Taylor that they (onlookers) have no reason to vote because when she and others are elected, they will only be concerned about their families and not those who voted them into power. According to our reporter, the comments were made when Sen. Taylor’s campaign team displayed her posters.“Why should I fool myself to vote? When these people get in power they will not think about us. We will still be on these old cars along the bad roads having accidents,” two women in separate interviews said.“Those showing placards have received their share of the money and are working for it. Whether they give me money or not, I will keep my voting card for the record sake, but I have no time to stand in the sun for someone’s enjoyment,” another woman said.Some supporters of candidates on the bus amid the discouraging views tried to sell their candidates, but did not succeed as negative views of candidates were quite sharp in refusing to vote for them in the coming election.In Ganta, Nimba County, supporters were seen on street corners and other parts of the city distributing flyers showing their candidates.When a flyer bearing the image of one of the six Nimba senatorial candidates was given to a lady selling food items, she remarked, “This man is my own uncle. The only time they know people is when they need your vote, but will never see you to give you help. Give it, but whether I will vote or not is my choice.”When the Supreme Court’s injunction placed on the election is lifted, only two of the candidates in the race for now can have high optimism of victory as has been observed in their campaign launching: Amb. George M. Weah, Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), contesting in Montserrado County and incumbent Nimba Senator Prince Y. Johnson.George Weah last Friday, November 28 brought Monrovia to a standstill for the most part of the day. Earlier in the day, it was difficult for traffic to move along the Somalia Drive, the route he and his supporters took as his party launched its campaign. At the same time along the Tubman Boulevard CDC partisans from central Monrovia converged even against health warning that people should avoid close contact to prevent the spread of Ebola.November 28 was set for the six candidates of Nimba to assemble at the Ganta United Methodist Gymnasium for a public debate, but only four of them including Cllr. Yamein Quiqui Gbeisay, former Education Minister Joseph Korto, former Superintendent Edith Gongloe-Weh and Joseph Weato appeared.Following the debate, Senator Prince Johnson, who didn’t take part in the debate, launched his campaign. He attracted a huge crowd.Senator Johnson’s constituents from all over Nimba converged in Ganta chanting, “Papay you will go, election is over as opposition can see.”Constituents for Senator Johnson are built in every part of Nimba, but with the emerging tribal politics recently begun by Senator Thomas Grupee, it is likely that most members of the Mano tribe might withdraw their support after the election.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
An Academic Dual Credit program is becoming a popular option for students in the Peace River Region.The program allows secondary school students to take full advantage of expanding learning opportunities, presented by the Dual Credit program, at Northern Lights College. The program allows high school students the opportunity to earn post-secondary credits at NLC while they are still enrolled in high school.- Advertisement -The program began in 2002 and originally focused on trades and technology programs. As of 2009, the program has significantly expanded and now includes subjects like biology, business management, criminology, English, math, information technology, psychology and early childhood education and care.Through the help of Randy Pauls, the principle of the Northern B.C. Distance Education School, NLC Dual Credit courses are also available online.The popularity of the program has been especially prevalent in school district 60 (Peace River North) and 81 (Fort Nelson). This year, School District 60 has 94 students enrolled in the program.In School District 60, students interested in enrollment must select their courses by September 30, with courses usually running from February until May.Advertisement Those interested will have the cost of the courses covered by the School District, with prices of textbooks and student fees to be paid by the student.Brian Campbell, School District Principal of Careers and International Education, says “It’s an investment in our community. We’re helping students to make a seamless transition from secondary school to the world of university-level Arts and Sciences.”The origin of the Dual Credit Program in northeastern B.C. is linked to Northern Opportunities. Their goal is to strengthen individuals and communities in the northeast by providing enhanced opportunities to succeed in high school, pursue post-secondary education and build rewarding careers.For more information on programs at NLC, visit their website, or call toll-free 1-866-463-6652 or email firstname.lastname@example.org For more information on Dual Credit programming, students should contact their secondary school counselor.Advertisement
0Shares0000Jose Mourinho is feeling the heat after Manchester United’s League Cup misery © AFP / Paul ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Sep 26 – Jose Mourinho was left red-faced amid fresh talk of a rift with Paul Pogba as Manchester United crashed to a shock penalty shoot-out defeat against Frank Lampard’s Derby in the League Cup on Tuesday.Just hours after Mourinho reportedly told unsettled star Pogba that he would never captain the team again, there was a bitter pill for the United manager to swallow as second tier Derby sprang a major surprise in the third round at Old Trafford. Juan Mata had put United ahead in the opening moments, but Harry Wilson equalised and, after the hosts had goalkeeper Sergio Romero sent off, Jack Marriott gave Derby the lead with just five minutes left.Marouane Fellaini headed United’s equaliser deep into stoppage-time to make it 2-2, yet even that couldn’t dig Mourinho out of trouble.After Derby scored eight successive kicks in the shoot-out, United defender Phil Jones saw his effort saved by Scott Carson to give the Rams an 8-7 win.It was a sweet moment for Derby boss Lampard, who enjoyed so much success working under Mourinho during their time at Chelsea.But the apprentice’s victory over his teacher was a painful blow to Mourinho, who has endured a troubled time since the end of last season and had to watch as Lampard danced jubilantly with his players on the pitch.After squabbling with United’s hierarchy over their failure to sign the targets Mourinho wanted, he has become embroiled in a feud with Pogba amid increasingly alarming results.Defeats against Brighton and Tottenham, coupled with Saturday’s draw against Wolves, have left United off the pace in the Premier League and now they are out of the League Cup.It was a downbeat conclusion to a torrid day for United after relations between Mourinho and French World Cup winner Pogba reportedly hit a new low.Pogba is believed to have been informed in front of team-mates that he does not embody what the club is about, so will no longer act as captain when regular skipper Antonio Valencia is absent.The 25-year-old infuriated Mourinho after the Wolves match when he insisted United should “attack, attack, attack” in what was perceived as a dig at the manager’s conservative tactics.Paul Pogba, dressed in white, sits in the stands to watch Manchester United’s clash with Derby © AFP / Paul ELLISAsked just before kick-off about Pogba’s absence from the squad, Mourinho insisted the former Juventus star had been “rested”.Pogba still turned up at Old Trafford, watching from a private box, but disappeared before the shoot-out.The Pogba row overshadowed a superb achievement by Lampard, who only took his first managerial role at Derby in the close-season.If Lampard was a reminder of better days for Mourinho, the United manager was briefly lifted again thanks to Mata’s third minute opener.Romelu Lukaku’s clever dummy let the ball run to Jesse Lingard and his pass reached Mata, who swept a cool finish into the far corner from just inside the area for his first at Old Trafford for 12 months.But Derby had United on the ropes with their slick passing.Lampard’s side were rewarded for their enterprising play in the 59th minute when on-loan Liverpool winger Wilson powered a fine free-kick past Romero.Wilson was tormenting United and another of his dangerous raids in the 67th minute led Romero to sprint out of his area and block with his hand, earning a red card that forced Mourinho to send on former Derby keeper Lee Grant for his debut.Lukaku hit the woodwork as United tried to respond, but Derby made the most of their numerical advantage to snatch the lead in the 85th minute.Mason Mount’s initial shot was saved by Grant, but, as United’s defenders stood and watched, Marriott reacted alertly to head in from close range.Fellaini came to United’s rescue five minutes into stoppage-time when the Belgian converted Diogo Dalot’s cross with a close-range header, however that was only delaying Mourinho’s misery.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Alexis Sanchez loves his dogs…and Phil Collins, apparently.The Arsenal star puzzled football fans with this hilariously strange tribute video to his canine pals, which you can see in the video above!Clearly a dog fan, this isn’t Sanchez’s first musical homage to furry friends Atom and Humber, having previously shared a slightly intrusive video accompanied by the Aerosmith classic I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing during their puppy days.Cute…
A simple pair of knitting needles, a few balls of yarn and a pattern – that’s all that Rosaleen Hegarty says is required to create a beautiful garment.To create a company that has been around for 40 years and had 550 workers at its peak takes a lot more crafting.Eighty-three-year-old entrepreneur Rosaleen remains at the helm of Crana Knits. Over the years, she has delivered an amazing contribution to Donegal and her mentoring, knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit has inspired many others to think outside the box. Rosaleen will be a keynote speaker at the Donegal Women in Business Network 2019 Conference on October 1st. She is a perfect fit for the #LookingBackMovingForward theme, which celebrates all Donegal businesswomen through the decades.Rosaleen’s workshop in Buncrana is a treasure trove of textiles from the years gone by, filled with unique pieces, 1,000 patterns and a few special sweaters made for some of the world’s biggest fashion designers. JW Anderson once hailed Rosaleen a ‘genius knitter’, while writer Vawn Corrigan saw her as the ‘doyen of Aran’.Even today, visitors from the US call to Rosaleen’s door hoping to buy an Aran sweater – a piece of Irish heritage that they know is designed and knitted to perfection. How a teacher from Inishowen became the premier name in Irish knitting is a story that weaves into Rosaleen’s personal and business life. Rosaleen recently shared her story with DonegalWoman.ie, asking this at the start of the interview: “Guess how many times I’ve been in a hospital theatre when a surgeon has lifted a knife?”“Twenty-three.“I’m a cancer survivor, I had three different types of cancer over the years, but I’m still here,” she said.Rosaleen was once a primary teacher in Cockhill, in the days when needlework was on the curriculum. She had every girl in the school trained up, so by the time they finished they were knitting sweaters.Back in 1950s Buncrana, once a girl reached the age of 14 there was no secondary school for her, and she couldn’t start in one of the local textile factories until she reached 16. Rosaleen Hegarty, Crana KnitsAran knitting was beginning to emerge as a fashion, so Rosaleen enlisted her friends to order sweaters. She wrote the patterns and gave out the wool to the girls. “I would get 10 shillings out of the women to give to the girl for pocket money, and that’s why they loved knitting,” she said.The girls taught their mothers, sisters and neighbours to knit, and soon a knitting empire was born in Buncrana. Little did they know that this was the origin of Crana Hand Knits, a company that would represent the knitting tradition all over the world.Rosaleen Hegarty, Crana KnitsBusiness was going great until Rosaleen, who is a mother of six, was first diagnosed with cancer at the age of 46. She underwent a hysterectomy, but two years later, she had to have a mastectomy and twelve months of chemotherapy. Many other procedures followed over the years and Rosaleen has never gotten the all-clear, and to return to teaching she had to be clear for five years. But her knitters were always there for her.“At the time of the cancer I called on the key knitters, I told them the truth – I said I don’t know how long I’m going to be here, why don’t you form yourselves into a little co-op, because there is good knitters all around and things are going well, and I’ll help you as long as I can.“They came back to me and said ‘we’re just going to do it a little different, we’ll help you as long as you are here’. I just kept on,” she said.Crana Knits was registered in 1979. The business base soon expanded from a spare room in Rosaleen’s family home to two portacabins out the back. A perfectionist in her trade, Rosaleen was motivated by poor knitting in other parts of the country to establish her own knitting school.“There was too much rubbish knitting going out,” she said. “I couldn’t bear to see knitting that wasn’t right.”The National Knitting Centre was opened in Lisfannon in 1990. From there, machine knitters and crochet workers created clothing for stores such as Dunnes Stores and Dorothy Perkins.Meanwhile, the hand-knitting business supplied Blarney, Carraig Dunn, Quills, House of Ireland and the American market.“At that time I had built up and had 550 knitters. I had a little van and about 18 full-time workers in Lisfannon. All the hand-knitting was done in the homes,” Rosaleen said.Crana KnitsRosaleen travelled the length and breadth of Ireland with suitcases of clothing, taking orders and selling to stores. She also put her own stamp on Aran through ClannArans – a brand of sweaters designed around Irish and Irish-American clan names.At the same time, Rosaleen came on the radar of international designers who ordered eclectic woollen creations from her for the catwalks and boutiques.Rosaleen Hegarty, Crana Knits, looking back at the patterns she wrote for designersA designer sweater created by Crana Hand KnitsChristian Lacroix, Jean Charles de Castelbajac and JW Anderson, to name but a few, have featured works from Crana Knits. She also supplied a baby shop owned by Susie Hilfiger.“Tommy Hilfiger and his wife Susie would have been down here quite often. If they had a gift they wanted to give anybody, they would come to me for a sweater,” Rosaleen recalled.Derry-born actress Roma Downey, star of Touched by an Angel, is also a big fan of Crana Knits. She wore a woollen coat in a winter scene of the popular series and has championed the company on social media.Some of Rosaleen’s most creative patterns were written for the catwalks, and even worn by the designers themselves.“The last big designer I had was Jonathan Anderson. We actually knitted a babysuit for him,” Rosaleen said.“He was here and he saw a baby suit I had on a doll. He decided for the show in London he wanted one, but it was to fit him. Six foot two and big long arms and big long legs. And he wanted it in pink.“I drafted out a pattern for one of my knitters and she knitted it.”The only thing Rosaleen struggled with was getting one of her male accountants to try it on for size. Inishowen men clearly weren’t too accustomed to wearing pink one-piece suits.Rosaleen Hegarty with the babysuit that inspired Jonathan AndersonNorthern Irish designer Jonathan Anderson loved the suit so much that he wore it on the catwalk twice – first in pink and dyed black the second time. Rosaleen was invited over to London Fashion Week as the fashion house won the menswear award for knitwear.Many more invitations came from the US throughout Rosaleen’s career. She represented Donegal and the Irish knitting sector at Milwaukee Irish Fest, the Ireland Show in Secaucus and in Boston with the Irish Trade Board.“I exported before I sold on the Irish market,” she explained.The Crana Knits American market sales began with Alex McGrath of Donegal Imports, who recommended Rosaleen to his contacts across the States. She still exports to Irish stores in America, as well as Japan, with around 50 Irish knitters working for her across the country.The broad reach of her company made Rosaleen stand out among the first members of the Donegal Women in Business Network. At the first-ever meeting in Ballybofey in 1999, she found that no other local businesswomen were exporting at that time. Buncrana businesswoman Rosaleen Hegarty (Crana Hand Knits) at the Donegal Women in Business Network Local Enterprise Week event on International Women’s Day, 8th March 2019Looking ahead to the future of her own sector, Rosaleen is not so hopeful for modern day knitting.“It’s dying out,” she said. “Even the small Irish shops in American are closing.”To revive the craft, she said she would love to see knitting being taught in schools again.Rosaleen is doing her part to keep the art alive by preserving her patterns. A thick folder, packed with reams of patterns is the starting point of her book. It’s a work-in-progress, she said, with 50 lessons on Irish Aran Knitting to help people discover a love for the ‘fascinating craft’.Rosaleen’s unique skill for writing patterns is what has set Crana Knits apart, she believes. “I put it all down to writing patterns, knowing your business and being unique with your designs.”Some of her staff have been with the company for over three decades. In this time though, Rosaleen has yet to find someone to continue with the art of pattern writing. This, she said, is all she needs to hand over the reins.“I will retire like that (clicks her fingers) if somebody would take over, but I have fifty people working and I am not going to let them down.”If you’d like to hear more insights from this iconic Donegal businesswoman, make sure to come to the Donegal Women in Business Network’s 20th Anniversary Conference on October 1st. Tickets are on sale now at: https://bit.ly/2MjteJTRosaleen Hegarty and Donegal Women in Business Network PRO Evelyn Mc GlynnHow one Donegal businesswoman knitted a community together was last modified: September 23rd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:buncranacrana knitsdonegal women in businessknitwearrosaleen hegartytextiles
Tess Herder and Liza Petushkova each had tough second round matches as they each fell to seeded opponents. Herder dropped straight sets to No. 17 Yufel Long from Iowa, 6-1, 6-2, while Petushkova was setback by No. 14 Martha Matoula from Tulsa, 6-2, 6-1. Print Friendly Version Doubles – Second RoundDouglas/Van Heulen (Iowa) def. Herder/Petushkova, 8-2 DAY TWO RESULTSSingles – Second RoundMatoula (Tulsa) def. Petushkova, 6-2, 6-1Long (Iowa) def. Herder, 6-1, 6-2 Singles – ConsolationLomas def. Detlava (Ark State), 6-1, 5-7, 7-6Huckleby (Iowa) def. Lomas, 7-5, 6-3Brills def. Mercado (ORU), 6-0, 6-3Middlebrooks (Missouri) def. Brills 6-3, 6-0 In the consolation singles draw, Joely Lomas and Summer Brills each earned first round victories but were both knocked out in the second round. Herder and Petushkova then fell in the second round of the doubles draw, losing to No. 6 Douglas and Van Heuvelen from Iowa, 8-2. The Bulldogs will close out the fall season next weekend at the Panther Invitational in Miami, Fla. LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Drake University women’s tennis run at the ITA Central Regional Championships ended on Friday in Lawrence, Kan..