DD BEAUTY AND FASHION: PATRICK GILDEA’S WEEKLY HAIR TIP

first_imgLeading hairdresser Patrick Gildea of The Centre of Excellence begins a weekly column for Donegal Daily today.Each week he will address a specific issue.Anybody with questions or would like a specific issue raised should email us at [email protected] and we will pass your queries not Patrick. Would you like a little more understanding when your hairdresser mentions hair Colour names like Ombré, Balayage, Bronde and Highlights?  What is it? Is it for you? It can seem very confusing!“The Centre of Excellence” voted RSVP’s Best Salon in Ireland is here to give you a little insight to help you decide what’s for you.After reading this we promise you’ll know the difference between babylights, lowlights, Ombré and Balayage!Patrick Gildea’s ‘Centre of Excellence’Hair Colouring Techniques Tint & ColourA Tint & Colour is what you want to ask for if you want an all-over hue update. The hair is just one tone from all over. It’s also referred to as a base colour, roots, regrowth.  This is perfect for covering greys or just giving a simple beautiful tone.Easi-Meche/ Foil with ColourQuite simply Easi-Meche with colour is a base colour plus highlights. This two step hair colouring technique makes hair look more natural in the end.BabylightsBabylights are placed around your hairline and on your parting. They don’t go too deep within your hair; they are very subtle and delicate and are a great option for fine hair. The technique is all about taking really small sections- think traditional highlight sections and cut them in half! BrondeIs she blonde or brunette, neither she is Bronde! This colour process takes a woman with dark blonde or light brown hair and adds a layer of highlights. This beautiful colour is best achieved by having lots of your natural base colour showing through, it is also very low maintenance so it is perfect for those who are a little colour shy.BalayageOur Master Colour Experts meticulously paint every strand of hair to create a beautiful Balayage. In French, the word means sweeping. The hair is painted in such a way as to create a graduated, natural-looking effect for the perfect Balayage. LowlightsLowlights are the exact opposites of highlights. They are darker pieces of hair usually reserved for the layers underneath and around the neck. Lowlights are also perfect to visually separate your colour if your highlights have morphed into one solid colour over time.OmbréOmbré is the hair colour trend that will be around for a long time. Every summer women want sun-kissed colour that is dark at the roots and lighter on the tips because it is so low maintenance.  It’s like a beachy brunette, pretty and subtle and is ideal for all ages.Dip DyeDip dye is the most extreme form of Ombré. There is a clear demarcation where one colour ends and the other begins. This high fashion high-contrast technique is definitely for the bolder client, and it looks really gorgeous with rainbow shades.MarbleizingMarbleizing is a method of hair colour placement that melt colours together. It’s all about the proper placement of transitional tones and ribbons of hair colour so it looks beautiful. A redhead for example, may wear a mix of strawberry tones and lily blonde hues for a contrasting cool effect.  Marbleizing involves placing complementary or contrasting hues in such a way that they merge into each other, creating a beautiful end result.Check out some of our favourite celebs with beautiful hair colouring techniques at https://www.pinterest.com/PatrickGildea14/a-z-of-hair-colouring/DD BEAUTY AND FASHION: PATRICK GILDEA’S WEEKLY HAIR TIP was last modified: September 3rd, 2015 by StephenShare 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:donegalhair tipPatrick Gildealast_img read more

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Ruthless Toms retains title

first_imgNortholt’s Ryan Toms ruthlessly brushed aside Pat McAleese on Saturday night to retain his southern-area light-middleweight title.Toms, making his first defence, stopped McAleese in the fourth round of their bout on the undercard of the Tyson Fury-Dereck Chisora fight at Wembley Arena.The 29-year-old southpaw rocked McAleese in the third, before flooring him with a body shot early in the next round. He then followed up with a combination that forced the referee to call a halt.Toms, who was on QPR’s books as a teenager, is unbeaten in nine fights as a professional.last_img read more

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Habitable Planets Just Got Much More Rare

first_imgIf this scientist’s theory about the origin of magnetic fields is correct, habitable planets will be few and far between.Earth has a magnetic field sufficient to support life. Venus does not. Why does “Earth’s twin” lack this protective shield?According to secular geophysicists, a magnetic field is generated by a dynamo in a planet’s interior. The dynamo is generated by convection of molten material in the planet’s mantle. (Whether this theory is defensible is dealt with in chapter 7 of Spacecraft Earth: A Guide for Passengers.) Granting, for the sake of argument, that the theory is adequate to explain Earth’s magnetic field, a problem arises: as a planet cools, its innards should become stratified. A layered structure, however, is not conducive to convection. Without convection, no magnetic field. Without a magnetic field, no life. At Universe Today, Matt Williams explains the conundrum:Recent studies on high-pressure mineral physics and on orbital dynamics have also indicated that planetary cores develop a stratified structure as they accrete. The reason for this has to do with how a higher abundance of light elements are incorporated in with liquid metal during the process, which would then sink to form the core of the planet as temperatures and pressure increased.Such a stratified core would be incapable of convection, which is believed to be what allows for Earth’s magnetic field.Williams points to a new study by Seth A. Jacobson of Northwestern University and colleagues from Europe. To get convection started on the Earth, they surmise, the alleged Moon-forming impact stirred the mantle and core sufficiently to instigate convection.The significance of this study, in terms of how it relates to the evolution of Earth and the emergence of life, cannot be understated. If Earth’s magnetosphere is the result of a late energetic impact, then such impacts could very well be the difference between our planet being habitable or being either too cold and arid (like Mars) or too hot and hellish (like Venus).It also means that exoplanets around other stars will be unlikely to have habitable planets.Looking beyond our Solar System, this paper also has implications in the study of extra-solar planets. Here too, the difference between a planet being habitable or not may come down to high-energy impacts being a part of the system’s early history. In the future, when studying extra-solar planets and looking for signs of habitability, scientists may very well be forced to ask one simple question: “Was it hit hard enough?”Not just any impact will do. Jacobson’s open-access paper at Earth and Planetary Science Letters says, “Late, giant impacts may mechanically mix the core, removing the stratigraphy.” Many planets show scars of numerous impacts, but according to current secular thinking, the Earth took a wallop huge enough to send enough debris out to form the Moon. How often does that happen? And how long can the stirring last while life is trying to get a foothold? (in evolutionary thinking, that is).Fans of Spike Psarris’s DVD on the solar system will recognize the materialists’ all-purpose explanatory tool at work here (sound the bugles! another impact!). Even secular critics may see the impact requirement as a new epicycle to maintain a consensus theory that already suffered defects, such as maintaining the field for millions of years. Measurements show Earth’s field has decayed at 5% since Carl Friedrich Gauss measured it in 1835. Dr Richter explains the significance of this decline:Let me tell you, a decrease of 5% in the earth’s magnetic field strength represents a huge energy change. The earth’s magnetic field stores an immense amount of energy. To have this amount decrease by 5% in a little over 100 years represents an enormous loss of energy in a relatively short period of time. Calculations on this rate show that the field’s half-life is 1400 years; in other words, in 1400 years the field strength will be half what it was. Some day in the future—should the earth remain and the decay continue—the magnetic field will effectively vanish.The dynamo theory, Richter explains in chapter 7 of Spacecraft Earth, fails to account for this empirically observed decline, and argues against millions of years (note that the decay concerns the strength of the field, not its polarity). If Richter is correct, the Earth would have been uninhabitable a few thousand years ago (because the field would be too strong), and will become uninhabitable within a few more thousand years. For the sam reason, exoplanets would also have a brief window of habitability that would be far too short for Darwinian evolution.Imagining UtopiasSuch problems are rarely considered in confident-sounding news articles. For example, Fox News states, “‘Super Earth’ is discovered and it has perfect conditions for aliens.” There’s no mention of a magnetic field at all. Also ignored is that this ‘super Earth’ orbits a red dwarf, which makes it a poor candidate for habitability.Red dwarfs are the most common type of star, reports Phys.org. But they are also the most deadly. In the article, John Greenwald says, “Blowing in the stellar wind: Scientists reduce the chances of life on exoplanets in so-called habitable zones.” Strong stellar winds tend to sweep away the atmospheres of planets orbiting red dwarfs. They are also subject to emit deadly flares that would quickly sterilize a planetary surface.The habitability of Spacecraft Earth is a big subject in Richter’s book. Check it out! Now available on Amazon.com.(Visited 627 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Thousands volunteer for 2010

first_img27 July 2009Just days after opening its 2010 Fifa World Cup volunteer programme, South Africa has already received more than 11 000 volunteer applications from the country, the continent and the rest of the world.Danny Jordaan, chief executive of the 2010 World Cup Local Organising Committee (LOC), told reporters after a meeting in Johannesburg last week that around 1 100 of these were from the rest of Africa and 1 500 from overseas.“South Africans and other countries have responded very well to the programme, and we expect more applications before the closing date [31 August],” Jordaan said.“This … clearly shows that people are looking forward to the event in which volunteers are significantly important. We are very impressed with the current number of applications.”15 000 volunteers neededA total of 15 000 volunteers are required, of which 10% must be from Africa, 10% international volunteers, and the rest from South Africa.The volunteers are required in 16 functional areas including accreditation, marketing, media, protocol services, and transportation, administration, hospitality and spectator services.The final 15 000 volunteers will further assist in welcome and information services, information technology, environmental services, language support, rights protection programme, logistic services and ushering services.World Cup challengesLast week’s LOC meeting, which aimed at discussing the challenges stressed out by Fifa president Sepp Blatter after the Confederations Cup last month, was also attended by Sport and Recreation Minister Makhenkesi Stofile and Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk.Among the 2010 World Cup challenges discussed during the meeting were the transportation system, accommodation, legacy programme, logistics and security.Stofile told reporters the meeting further discussed how best South Africa could improve in terms of transportation and the training of volunteers.“Transport remains a mega challenge,” Stofile said. “After the Fifa Confederations Cup we were exposed, and we identified some challenges which need to be addressed as soon as possible.“Therefore during the meeting we discussed how best we can improve our transportation system for the 2010 Fifa World Cup. We will come up with possible strategies on how we can improve and manage transport and traffic congestion,” he said.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Southwest goes international

first_imgU.S. low-cost carrier Southwest Airlines is set to launch international service to the nearby Caribbean under its own colors July 1.That’s when the US’s largest domestic airline in terms of origin and destination passengers takes over seven sun-n-fun routes now operated by AirTran. Southwest merged with the smaller airline, in the process getting AirTran’s fleet of Boeing 737-700s.Southwest will use AirTran 737s – but now in Southwest colors and interiors – on the following routes:–       Atlanta – Aruba–       Atlanta – Montego Bay–       Baltimore/Washington – Aruba–       Baltimore/Washington – Nassau–       Baltimore/Washington – Montego Bay–       Orlando – Aruba–       Orlando – Montego BayThe last two runs are Saturday-only affairs.The former AirTran 737-700s that will be used on the routes are already fitted with Federal Aviation Administration-mandated overwater safety gear, notably life rafts. In preparation for further expansion of Southwest’s over-ocean forays company spokeswoman Melanie Jones says the safety gear is being installed on “a number of Southwest aircraft as well.”Southwest is the world’s largest operator of Boeing 737s.Southwest calls the July 1 moves “The first phase of the company’s international conversion plans.” In addition to the new Soutwest runs, AirTran will continue operating flights between Atlanta and Nassau as well between Chicago Midway and Montego Bay. For the time being AirTran will continue to provide the merged airline’s lift to Cancun, Los Cabos, Mexico City and Punta Cana. By the end of this year Southwest plans to launch flights to the remaining quartet of international destinations on its 96-airport route map that – between Southwest and AirTran – now encompasses a half-dozen countries.To put things in perspective, when Southwest first took-off back in 1971 the then purely intra-state carrier connected a mere trio of airports in Texas: Dallas Love Field. Houston Hobby and San Antonio International.From personal observation by this Dallas native (I used to ride my bicycle to Love Field to watch the planes) few gave what they considered an upstart airline much of a chance to make it.The rest is history. Southwest went on to exert a gravitational pull that fundamentally changed the way Americans and the rest of the world flies.The “Southwest model” of one aircraft type and basic service is the basis of every low cost airline in the world. Low cost airlines have brought travel to billions who could never afford to take to the skies.last_img read more

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How Technology Might Have Fared Under A President Romney

first_imgTags:#Government brian proffitt Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts center_img Some scientists like to argue that we are part of a multiverse, a collection of parallel realities that reflect the different choices we may have made instead of the ones we did make. This story explores the technological implications of one such world — a world where Gov. Mitt Romney won the presidential election. For our take on what President Obama is likely to do about technology, see How Technology Will Fare In President Obama’s Second TermPresident-elect Romney has pretty much kept to his party’s platform when it comes to technology issues, and in some cases has even agreed with the intent of several of the current administration’s policies, although his implementation may be different.Broadband Access: For instance, like the Obama administration, the Romney White House is expected to keep pushing for universal broadband access, especially to rural communities. It is expected that President Romney will continue with this goal, but rather than using Federal funds to help boost last-mile efforts to connect rural citizens to broadband Internet access, Romney points to the Republican platform’s promise to encourage public and private partnerships to get the job done.Intellectual Property: Given President-Elect Romney’s very public stance against intellectual property theft originating from foreign nations, particularly China, Romney’s position on the infamous Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)  is of sharp interest to technology watchers. Public statements from Romney have indicated that he was against SOPA as originally written, citing that it went too far in its efforts to protect copyright, but he’s still expected to push for a less-controversial bill that will still fight intellectual property theft, particularly from foreign players.Net Neutrality: One area where Romney will take a sharp turn away from the previous administration is the issue of net neutrality, which Romney very much opposes. Romney has repeatedly stated that getting rid of net neutrality and overhaulingthe FCC will be among his first actions upon stepping into the Oval Office. The Republican platform sums up the new administration’s view of the FCC rather forcefully:“Today’s technology and telecommunications industries are overseen by the Federal Communications Commission, established in 1934 and given the jurisdiction over telecommunications formerly assigned to the Interstate Commerce Commission, which had been created in 1887 to regulate the railroads. This is not a good fit,” the platform states. “The current Administration has been frozen in the past. It has conducted no auction of spectrum, has offered no incentives for investment, and, through the FCC’s net neutrality rule, is trying to micromanage telecom as if it were a railroad network.”Cybersecurity: Another area where Romney and his predecessor agree is the need to strengthen the nation’s cybersecurity policies. According to the Romney campaign’s whitepaper, “In the first 100 days of his administration, Romney will order full interagency reviews to develop and deliver to his desk a unified strategy to bolster America’s cyber-security.” And with Romney expected to increase defense spending across the board, it is likely that the Pentagon will have a bigger cybersecurity budget with which to work.Like many conservatives, President Romney will probably take a more hands-off approach to technology business practices, interceding when larger corporate interests are threatened by real or perceived threats. Romney’s biggest technology plan, though, is to try and pick up the pace of the overall economic recovery, which can only be a good thing for the tech sector.Image courtesy of Maria Dryfhout / Shutterstock. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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‘Historic’ Left-Congress tea party in Kolkata

first_imgFor the first time ever, leaders of the entire Left Front, led by its chairperson Biman Bose, accepted the Congress’s invitation to visit an exhibition in the latter’s headquarters. They sipped tea, had snacks, addressed a joint press conference and said that the “journey has begun”.The president of Congress in West Bengal Somendra Nath Mitra had invited the Left Front to visit an exhibition on the life of Mahatma Gandhi at the party headquarters. The Front leaders, representing all the constituents and led by Mr. Bose, obliged.“After visiting the exhibition, he [Mr. Mitra] requested us to have tea and we decided to share a cuppa or two,” said Mr. Bose. Following the exhibition visit and tea, the Communists and their erstwhile rivals held a joint press conference where the leaders were asked if Congress leader would now visit the “other house”, or the CPM headquarters, located a few furlongs north, on Alimuddin Street.“Future will tell us about future. I can talk about today’s event. We had tea and Bengalis do not keep silent while having tea… so we spoke,” said Mr Bose. Mr. Mitra’s comment was, however, more optimistic. “Tobey eta thik, jatra holo shuru (you can say the journey has begun),” said the Congress leader.While it is unclear if the Congress and Left will again come together, as they often change their respective alignment policies, both have recently decided to put up consensus candidates in the forthcoming Assembly by-poll in three constituencies.Naren Chatterjee, State secretary of All India Forward Bloc, said that “the situation demands unity and joint combat.” The unity had collapsed during the Lok Sabha polls. The leaders, however, unanimously said that “people’s interest has to be addressed.”last_img read more

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