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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18 Dec
2019

Global demand for rooibos increasing

first_imgThe South African Rooibos Council on Wednesday said there was an increased demand for the caffeine-free tea overseas which was bound to boost the industry. “The rooibos crop is consumed mostly locally and the balance of it goes into the export – that’s roughly about 50% – while a chunk of that goes into the Germany market, which accounted for about 40%,” he said. “Farmers have been in an over-supply situation for three years. But the cycle is now changing as a result of lower plantings, and also weather conditions. The prices are on the upward curve at the moment.” Smaller crops were planted and adverse weather conditions had a negative effect on production. De Villiers added that farmers were getting slightly for more for their crops. The council’s Dawie de Villiers said demand was now increasing internationally. Rooibos harvests declined over the past few years along the Cape’s West Coast. Sapa 8 September 2011last_img read more

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3 Dec
2019

Rahul Gandhi meets NHAI officials over acquisition for widening NH-56

first_imgDemanding fair compensation to farmers and traders affected by the expansion works of a highway passing through Amethi, his Lok Sabha constituency, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday called upon officials of the National Highways Authority of India here.Mr. Gandhi reached the regional office of the NHAI, joining a delegation of farmers and traders, and submitted a memorandum in their support.The matter relates to the widening of NH-56 that passes through Kathaura gram sabha on the Lucknow-Sultanpur road in Amethi’s Jagdishpur area. The villagers allege that officials acquired farm land without paying adequate compensation and that their shops and houses were being demolished for the construction of a by-lane for parking vehicles on either side of the highway.Officials said that some shops needed to be demolished for the construction of a bus-lane.With senior leaders Raj Babbar and Jitin Prasada in tow, Mr. Gandhi discussed the issue with NHAI officials here in the presence of farmers and traders who had come from Amethi.Talking to media, Mr. Gandhi hit out at the BJP government accusing it of not following proper procedure in acquiring land. He asked the officials to re-evaluate the compensation to be given to the affected people.Rajeev Agarwal, NHAI regional director, said Mr. Gandhi requested the authority to shift the location of the bus lane so that the project was not hampered, while shops could also be saved from demolition.Mr. Agarwal said the authorities would look into the “technical feasibility” of Mr. Gandhi’s demands and respond within a few days.“We will see if it is technically feasible or not. Then we will inform him officially through our headquarters. We need to inspect the site with the consultants and examine various points first,” Mr. Agarwal told The Hindu.Mr. Gandhi raising voice for farmers and traders comes close on the heels of a dharna held in Ambedkar Nagar by Mr. Babbar, UP Congress president, under the party’s ‘Hakh Maango Abhiyaan.’Mr. Babbar staged an overnight dharna on Sunday protesting the local authorities’ alleged forceful demolition of houses of villagers, acquiring land without permission and not paying proper compensation to the affected.Mr. Babbar called off the dharna on Monday after officials agreed to fulfill his demands.last_img read more

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