28 Dec
2019

Coláiste Ailigh students named as Junk Kouture Regional finalists

first_imgTwo student groups from Coláiste Ailigh Letterkenny have been announced as Regional Finalists for Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture 2017.Lucia McCauley and Imelda Boyle Bank of Ireland Donegal Reps, surprised student designers and models of Coláiste Ailigh, Letterkenny, with two precious Silver Tickets.The students received the Silver Tickets for their entries ‘We’re all mad here’ and ‘Royal Blue.’ Niamh Ni Dhufaigh modeled the “Royal Blue” and worked on it with Helen Ni Chanainn Ni Chanthain..Amy Nic Floinn Ni Chasaide modeled “We’re All Mad Here” and helped on the design with Shannen McGiolla Chearra Ni Phatuin and Caoimhe Ni Dhroma.These tickets secure them a place in the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture Ulster Regional Final taking place on the 6th March 2017.Junk Kouture – Colaiste AilighNow in its seventh year, the all-Ireland leading fashion and art competition for secondary schools challenges students to create unique, original and innovative outfits from recycled materials and junk. Open to students nationwide, entries for 2017 surpassed all expectations making it the biggest competition to date. 80 designs from each of the four provinces were lucky enough to be Silver Ticket winners.Royal BlueWe’re all mad hereSpeaking about the Silver Tickets, Barry Gallagher, Head of County, Donegal at Bank of Ireland said; “The calibre of entries for this year’s competition has been fantastic and the judging panel had a very tough job choosing the top 80 from each region. With every entry being uniquely choreographed to music, we are really excited to see the models bring their designs to life on stage at the Regional finals. We wish everyone the best of luck with the next stage of the competition and remind finalists to get innovative about how they gather support through the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture voting app.Junk Kouture – Colaiste AilighAs part of the judging process, the public can get involved by casting a vote for their favourite design through the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture voting app. Accessed through the BOIStudents Facebook page (www.facebook.com/BOIstudents), voting opens for one week before the regional competitions from Ulster. Individuals can cast a single vote every 24hours. Votes account for 10% of the final mark and can make a huge difference in such a heated competition.Coláiste Ailigh students named as Junk Kouture Regional finalists was last modified: February 14th, 2017 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:Junk Kouture – Colaiste Ailighlast_img read more

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27 Dec
2019

GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS LAUNCH SPONSOR A ‘VIRTUAL SOD’ INITIATIVE

first_imgFour Masters GAA NotesWell done: Huge well done to the Seniors who beat Glenswilly on Sun 8th June last with a convincing 10 point win. Hard luck to Reserves in losing their first game of the league campaign to Glenswilly. Condolences: The Club would like to offer sincere condolences and express our sympathy to the Hannigan Family on the recent death of Rosaleen and also to the Meehan family on the recent death of Tommy.Both families have a long association with the Club. May they both rest in peace.Virtual Sod: The Club officially launched a new fundraiser initiative ‘Sponsor a virtual sod’ on Friday 6th June 2014 in Public Service Centre.The club wishes to thank everyone who attended and supported this initiative. Sponsor a Virtual Sod is available on a new link on our website www.fourmastersgaa.com or contact any club officer about details.Please support this initiative if you can.Lotto: There was no jackpot winner this week in the weekly lotto. The two lucky dip winners were, Eugene Gallon, Eurosaver and Harry Stewart, St Joseph’s Terrace. Both receive €50 each.The numbers drawn were 7, 14, 17 and 24. Next weeks jackpot sits at €2500.Kavanagh’s Supervalu Kits for Clubs: The Club is calling on all our members and supporters across our community that when shopping in Supervalu could you please support this new initiative. Every time you spend €20 in a single transaction in Kavanagh’s SuperValu Donegal Town, you will receive 1 voucher.The till operator will hand you the pre-printed voucher along with your till receipt at time of payment.Drop this voucher into the Four Masters GAA Club entry box located at the customer service desk in store.If you would like any additional information on this initiative, please do not hesitate to contact the Club Officers or committee members. Under 12 Ladies football: Four Masters Ladies Under 12 squad travelled to Ballyshannon on Sat 7th June for an U12 blitz.8 teams attended altogether. The squad was split into two teams.The Senior team won their 3 matches against Aodh Ruadh, St Nauls and Killybegs with some excellent individual displays as well as great team work.The Junior team won 1 out of their 3 games against St Nauls, Aodh Ruadh and Bundoran. They performed well in all the games and after the nervousness of the first game they settled down and played some dazzling football with even some of our backs scoring a goal.Thanks to Aodh Ruadh who put on a great spread of food for everyone, all the girls enjoyed the outing and are looking forward to further blitzes in coming weeks.Four Masters will host their own blitz on Sat 5th July at 1pm.Under 10 boys: The clubs under10 boys travelled to Ardara last Thursday evening for a blitz with the host club and Glenties.Each club had two teams playing on the night. Both our teams gave a great account of themselves in what was a very entertaining evenings football.Well done to all the boys concerned and a big thank you to Ardara and to the parents who helped with transport and supported our lads on the night.We have two blitzes coming up in the next two weeks on Saturdays the 14th and the 21st of June at 11am.Both are on at Tir Conaill Park. Also the Kevin Faulkner memorial will be held on Wednesdays the 18th and 25th of June from 6 till 8 pm.This is an in house competition for our under 10 boys and girls and is always very entertaining culminating in the final on Wednesday 25th June.Birth in the family: Congratulations to our two senior players Barry Dunnion and Nicola Lacey on the birth of their beautiful baby daughter.Under 12 Footballers: Well done to a number of our Under 12 squad who competed very successfully in the Schools competition. Representing the Town school, they got to the County Final and were unlucky to lose out by 2 points to Kilmacrennan.GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS LAUNCH SPONSOR A ‘VIRTUAL SOD’ INITIATIVE was last modified: June 10th, 2014 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:four mastersGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

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25 Dec
2019

DONEGALDAILY DEAL OF THE WEEK: FULL IRISH BREAKFAST FOR €3 – FULL STEAK DINNER FOR €10

first_imgNO1: DONEGALDAILY DEAL OF THE WEEK: FULL IRISH BREAKFAST FOR €3That’s the incredible off at Kelly’s Centra at Mountain Top in Letterkenny this week.The promotion runs through until next Friday. No2: TONIGHT DONEGALDAILY DEAL OF THE DAY: FULL STEAK DINNER FOR €1010oz Sirloin Steak, Chips, Onions, Peas & Pepper sauce €10available from 6pm -11pm tonight!Lovely!go to https://www.facebook.com/mountaintoprestaurant  DONEGALDAILY DEAL OF THE WEEK: FULL IRISH BREAKFAST FOR €3 – FULL STEAK DINNER FOR €10 was last modified: January 26th, 2013 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:DONEGALDAILY DEAL OF THE WEEK: FULL IRISH BREAKFAST FOR €3 – FULL STEAK DINNER FOR €10last_img read more

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22 Dec
2019

Bundoran duo receive top gong at SciFest awards

first_imgNiamh Carolan and Emma Birney from Magh Ena College in Bundoran beat 150 other projects to win the Science Foundation Ireland Best Project Award which was held last Wednesday in Sligo.They now progress to the national final in Dublin where they will compete for the Boston Scientific Medical Devices Grand Award on 9 November.Their project was called ‘The Attraction of Maglev Trains’, a study into the thermos-magnetic properties of negatively accelerating objects. They were presented with their coveted prize by Dr Brendan McCormack, president, IT Sligo.Dr Bill Crowe, SciFest@ITSligo organiser, said the quality of the projects exhibited illustrated a passion for STEM among second-level students in the North West.He said: “As always, the projects entered by the students in SciFest were impressive, engaging and thought-provoking. It’s clearly evident from the high standard of research that has gone into the entries this year that second-level students from across the region are passionate about science, technology, engineering and maths. “SciFest is a competition that aims to encourage students to develop an interest in STEM, while prioritising inclusivity and inquiry-based learning. We are proud to support such a valuable programme.”The SciFest science fairs programme is a national initiative founded in 2006 to encourage a love of STEM through active, collaborative, inquiry-based learning.The programme offers an innovative way to expose students to, and enhance their understanding of, STEM subjects.IT Sligo, which has hosted the North West regional finals since 2008, was one of 16 regional science fairs taking place across the country, illustrating a surge in STEM popularity among second-level students in Ireland.Niamh and Emma will be looking to follow in the footsteps of 2017 national award winner Aaron Hannon from St. Muredach’s College in Ballina whose project “EnableArm”, a unique shaving device for people with limited hand dexterity, was named best in the country. Aaron is travelling to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this week to represent Ireland at the International Science and Engineering Fair. The 2018 national winner will represent his or her country in Phoenix, Arizona next spring. Bundoran duo receive top gong at SciFest awards was last modified: May 15th, 2018 by Chris CannonShare 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:donegalMagh Ene CollegeScifestSecondary Schoolslast_img read more

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19 Dec
2019

Weblines: SA headlines for webmasters

first_imgIs your website about something South African? Want your visitors to get the SA story, but don’t have time to tell it yourself? Get a free piece of our action with Weblines – updating headlines pulled from SouthAfrica.info onto your website.There’s no cost and no maintenance – just copy and paste a few lines of code onto your site, tweak it a bit (if necessary) to suit your layout, and let us do the rest.HERE’S HOW IT WORKSThree easy steps:Step 1 – See the two boxes below. Choose which version you want to appear on your site.Step 2 – Each box is accompanied by a few lines of html code, starting with . Copy this piece of code.Step 3 – Paste the code into your website’s html. Where you paste it will depend on where you want the box to appear.That’s it. Upload the changes, and the box will appear on your site, calling SAinfo headlines from a file that we update on our side. You can, if you want, adjust how the box appears on your page – see below.  Please drop us an e-mail letting us know that you’re running the box. And thank you for your support! BOX 1 – top 7 stories<br/>Coding for box 1:BOX 2 – top 7 stories plus<br/>Coding for box 2:ADJUSTING HOW THE BOX APPEARS (optional)You can adjust how the box appears on your page by modifying the settings inside your tag, in the following ways:Box alignment:To change how the box aligns on your page, add any of the following into your tag:align=center – centres the boxalign=left – content wraps round the right of the boxalign=right – content wraps round the left of the boxalign=top – box on top of surrounding contentalign=bottom – box below surrounding contentBox width / height:Rewrite width=x to change the width of the box. For example: width=250 will give you a 250 pixel wide box; width=80% will give you a box that takes up 80% of the width available in the place you’ve put it. Ditto for height.Margin width / height:Rewrite marginwidth=x (and/or marginheight=x) to change the space (in pixels) between the sides and the content of the box.Space around the box:Add hspace=x and/or vspace=x if you want to set the amount of space in pixels (hspace for the sides, vspace for above and below) between the box and any content surrounding it.Box border:Add frameborder=0 if you want to suppress the border around the box.Terms and conditions of useBy using our update boxes, you are deemed to have accepted our terms and conditions of use.last_img read more

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17 Dec
2019

Glen Newcomer, Sept. 11

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest I still believe additional rain will benefit the soybean crop. The same holds true for the corn crop. We are, however, getting exceptionally dry. We had hit and miss rains last week but not enough to have an impact or make much of a yield difference. Lack of rain and an early frost are our two greatest concerns at this time.Most of the corn is still not black layered or fully matured. We need at least 100 growing degree units on the April-planted corn and probably an additional 300 or 350 growing degree units for the replant corn that was planted in early June. We absolutely do not want to have any type of frost on any of our crops for quite some time. Based on recent weather, we are only accumulating 10 to 15 growing degree units per day. At that rate we need several weeks of above normal temperatures before we can handle a frost in this part of the state. We have noticed some premature death in corn as a result of the dry weather, which could create standability or stalk issues in this crop.We’ll probably be shelling corn before we cut soybeans because of those issues. As a result of multiple stresses on this crop, I believe the overall corn plant health has been compromised.We have not found high populations of soybean aphids that other areas have experienced. Soybean leaf diseases are minimal. Some farmers are seeing sudden death syndrome and white mold in their soybeans. Looking forward, soybeans are just totally dependent on the amount of rain we receive between now and full maturity. With the cooler temperatures, it has definitely slowed down the progression of harvest. I do not anticipate harvesting any soybeans in September this year. We may shell some corn before we start on soybeans.Some of the initial tonnage reports from silage being made may indicate that the corn crop is better than we anticipate. Let’s hope so. This year all crops are going to be quite variable and unpredictable in yield.last_img read more

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3 Dec
2019

Nitish blames banks for woes of demonetisation

first_imgBihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said the November 2016 decision to demonetise high value currency notes had failed to deliver its desired objectives.Addressing the 64th State-level Bankers Committee (SLBC) meeting in Patna, Mr Kumar, who had broken ranks with the opposition to support demonetisation, blamed banks for failing to curb the flow of banned high denomination notes back into the system.Mr. Kumar said large defaulters were able to obtain huge loans and escape from the country, while the poor had to face stringent recovery action over loans.“The biggest responsibility for the success of demonetisation drive rested with the bankers but everyone knows how a portion of unaccounted cash got accommodated in the banks…while the small borrowers face difficulty in getting loans, big people manage to get away with huge loans what we hear as banking scams,” the Chief Minister said.Despite the dramatic change in his position on the controversial monetary reform, Mr. Kumar a short while later posted a tweet congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi on completion of four years of his government.“Congratulations to honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi on completion of four years of the government…I believe the government will rise to the expectations of the people,” he said.Funds crunchMr Kumar’s apparent u-turn provoked swift reactions across the political spectrum. Sources in the JD(U) told The Hindu that Mr. Kumar has been upset with the Centre for releasing only ₹1,711 crore for relief and rehabilitation after last year’s flood in north Bihar districts. The Bihar government had asked for ₹7,636 crore. Over 500 people died and more than a crore were affected in 19 districts of northeast Bihar.Leader of Opposition Tejaswi Yadav of the RJD said, “He (Nitish Kumar) had supported demonetisation but is now questioning it. He is always years behind in understanding the issues, difficulties and demands of common people.”“Don’t be surprised if he calls demonetisation the biggest scam of India,” Mr. Yadav said. Nitish Kumar would “betray” BJP also, he added.last_img read more

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3 Dec
2019

Disgruntled legislators give PDP the jitters

first_imgBharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national general secretary Ram Madhav on Saturday may have attempted to put to rest the speculation on government formation in J&K, but the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and National Conference (NC) accused the BJP “of making bids to split local parties”.NC vice-president Omar Abdullah alleged that the State unit of the BJP had admitted to being party to efforts to break the PDP. “Power at any cost would seem to be the guiding philosophy [of the BJP],” the former Chief Minister said.Turning against partyMr. Abdullah’s remarks come days after at least five PDP legislators — Imran Ansari, Abid Ansari, Abbas Wani, Yasir Reshi and Javaid Beigh — hinted at quitting the party and expressed “disillusionment with Ms. Mufti’s leadership.” Mr. Ansari hinted at many leaders from the Congress and the NC “ready to quit their parties.” “J&K is set to witness a political tsunami,” he said.However, no MLA has put in papers. The anti-defection law in J&K is stringent.What compounds worries for PDP president Mehbooba Mufti is the growing number of disgruntled members, like Rajpora Haseeb Drabu and Lolab Abdul Haq Khan, MLAs, who are maintaining a “meaningful distance from the party’s central leadership”.Delhi meetingsMr. Drabu’s meeting in New Delhi with Peoples Conference (PC) chief Sajjad Lone, considered close to the BJP and Mr. Madhav, fuelled speculation of a third front being formulated ahead of the Assembly polls. Mr. Ansari is also considered close to Mr. Drabu and Mr. Lone, who is emerging as a point-man to cobble a third front ahead of the elections.last_img read more

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30 Nov
2019

John Wall on Lonzo Ball: ‘His dad does all the talking for him’

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort “He’s a great kid from what I’ve seen on the outside looking in,” Wall said. “A lot of people in this league are going to take it personally. It’s not the son’s fault. He went back and had a better game.That’s all he’s gotta do is go out there and play. He’s not gonna do any talking anyway. If he gets killed or don’t get killed or kills somebody, he’s not going to be the guy talking.”After a rather uninspiring NBA debut against the Los Angeles Clippers, Ball bounced back with 29 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists in a victory against the Phoenix Suns.He followed the performance with 8 points, 8 boards and 13 assists in a loss against the Pelicans on Monday.  Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments LATEST STORIES Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Read Next Ahead of the Washington Wizards matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, John Wall echoed the same sentiments on the young point guard, whom he’ll be facing off for the first time.When asked about his thoughts on the 19-year-old UCLA product, Wall once again addressed the impact of Ball’s outspoken father, LaVar, who lit up headlines in the off-season with his often outlandish remarks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I think his dad put him in a situation where guys are going to target him,” the four-time NBA All-Star said on the “Wizards Tipoff” podcast. “Lonzo is one of those kids that is very talented. He’s been a good player for years, he just don’t say much. I think his dad does all the talking for him.”Although he does not share the same admiration for the Ball patriarch, Wall admitted that Lonzo is a special talent with a possibly bright future in the league.center_img Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards reacts against the Boston Celtics during Game 7 of the NBA Eastern Conference Semi-Finals at TD Garden on May 15, 2017, in Boston, Massachusetts. AFPLos Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton made it known last week that NBA players would be after his prized rookie Lonzo Ball due to the hype surrounding him.READ: NBA: Coach Luke Walton admits players ‘come after’ Lonzo Ball due to hypeADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Tale of 2 brothers: 1 victim, 1 rescuer in Vegas shooting Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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27 Nov
2019

How hard is it to be a basketball player? Just take a look at June Mar Fajardo’s feet

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting June Mar’s size 17 foot.While boxers have calloused and inflamed knuckles for using their hands too much, most basketball players have almost misshapen feet due to constant running, cutting, and jumping.It’s no different for four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo, whose feet look like a size 17 version of Lotus Feet’s.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionBut if having an ugly foot is the price for being the best player of his generation in the PBA, and even of all time, then it’s a small price to pay. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Playing for Ginebra ‘both curse and blessing’ as crowd darlings race to prepare for opener MANILA, Philippines—Achieving superhuman feats of strength, speed, and stamina for elite athletes take a toll on a human body.There are countless sacrifices these players have to endure to be on top of their game, like having your feet go through the torture of the daily grind in basketball.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View commentslast_img read more

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