first_imgMARCUSDONEGAL man Marcus Curran certainly entertained the crowds on the X Factor – but failed to land a role in the next round of the show on Saturday night.The 28-year-old bacon delivery driver had the support of the crowd in Glasgow.He got two ‘Yes’ votes after his dancing and singing performance – including one from Louis Walsh. But with Gary Barlow telling the Castlefinn man to “do some more work on your voice” it was left to Tulisa to decide if he should go any further.Unfortunately she said ‘No’ to furthering the Donegal man’s dreams on the hit TV show.But he was full value entertainment on the Xtra Factor show – explaining to viewers how many ways someone can cook bacon…frying it – or grilling it!   TULISA FAILS TO SAVE DONEGAL MAN’S BACON ON THE X-FACTOR was last modified: September 2nd, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:TULISA FAILS TO SAVE DONEGAL MAN’S BACON ON THE X-FACTORlast_img read more

Will Jordy Nelson’s big game for Raiders come this weekend?

first_imgALAMEDA — Jordy Nelson was Jon Gruden’s big-name signing this offseason, the 33-year-old who supposedly still had the jets and hands to be an effective wide receiver in the NFL.Through two weeks – yes, it’s only two games – he’s yet to live up to that billing.While Jared Cook (nine catches for 180 yards in Week 1) and Amari Cooper (10 catches for 116 yards in Week 2) have already posted big games, Nelson has caught only five passes for 53 yards over two weeks. On Sunday alone, Nelson caught …last_img

Jevon Rockwell, May 23

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We started planting last Thursday and then we got some rain over the weekend. We only got a quarter inch so it wasn’t too much. We’re about three-quarters done with the corn now and about half done with the beans, so we have made some good progress.Out of the first 400 acres that we planted early, we may have 10 acres of spotting in to do. The water sat in those wet holes and it crusted over. I went over around 80 acres of the heavy black corn ground with a rotary hoe and I could not get to those spots because it was too muddy. The corn couldn’t push through.The rest of the stuff we planted around April 20 really early looks good now. It looks really nice.The planting conditions have gotten a lot better. We are planting on some heavier ground that finally dried off. We have sunshine and a south wind and that really helps too. They are saying we’ll get into the 80s up here. We need some heat.I dug up some of the wetter areas and found a grub. I have seen wireworms too but no pest problems that are a real concern.Some of our wheat is now fully headed and we are getting into a timing issue. The soybeans will have to be inter-seeded by next weekend into some of our wheat.There is an 80% chance for rain on Wednesday. I plan on working from today to Wednesday. I’ll sleep in on the day it rains. I have plenty of ground to plant now. We like to work ground, give it a day to dry and plant it. If we don’t get rain this week, we could get done with corn by Friday.We’re close enough to Lake Erie here that we didn’t have any trouble with frost damage.last_img read more

Seattle Passivhaus: Yours for $1.45 Million

first_imgIt hasn’t been built yet, but a modernistic Passivhaus in Seattle has won a regional architectural award and is being offered for sale for $1.45 million.In a joint announcement, Hammer & Hand builders and Heliotrope Architects said the 3,000-sq. ft. house would be built to Passivhaus standards. The three-bedroom, two-bath house will cost about $483 per sq. ft., not including transactions costs.The house won a Northwest and Pacific Region Design Award from the American Institute of Architects in 2011, said Zack Semke, director of business development for Hammer & Hand.One factor driving up the cost is the lot, Semke said, which is located in a pricey Seattle neighborhood near Green Lake. The lot, measuring a fraction of an acre, is “very desirable,” he said, and will have views of the lake.“Our aim was to combine design excellence with cutting-edge building science to prove that sustainable homes can be beautiful, and that high design homes can be sustainable,” Heliotrope principal Joe Herrin said in a news release. “It’s a combination not often seen in our region.” Passivhaus spec projects starting to crop upPassivhaus construction is a relatively new development in the U.S. Compared to the hundreds of thousands of conventional homes built each year, the number of projects certified through Passive House Institute U.S. or Germany’s Passivhaus Institut is minuscule.But Passivhaus spec projects are beginning to show up. Earlier this year, a duplex in Portland, Ore., was immediately snapped up by buyers. In Philadelphia, Onion Flats and Domani Developers are behind a 27-unit townhouse project built to the Passivhaus standard. Three units have been completed to date; two of them have been sold.last_img read more