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28
Dec
2019

ST CATHERINE’S PUPILS PREPARING ‘WIZARD OF OZ’ SPECTACULAR

first_imgEXCITEMENT is building to what teachers are promising might just be their best show yet at St. Catherine’s Vocational School, Killybegs.Pupils present “The Wizard of Oz” from April 20 to 22 with each show at 7.30pm.“Come along and support our extremely talented students and take a trip down the yellow brick road with us. “We’re off to see the Wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz”,” boasts the promotion material. Tickets on sale from the school and usual outlets. ST CATHERINE’S PUPILS PREPARING ‘WIZARD OF OZ’ SPECTACULAR was last modified: April 8th, 2016 by John2Share 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:KillybegsPlaySt Catherine’s Vocational Schoollast_img read more

28
Dec
2019

Christmas Shoebox Appeal to begin collections next week

first_imgOver the last eighteen years Team Hope have delivered shoebox gifts to over 3 million children living in some of the poorest parts of the world.They say; “To children who think they’ve been forgotten, your kindness shows they haven’t been!” Next Thursday marks the official launch of the appeal in Inishowen at 7:30pm at The Exchange, Buncrana.From Thursday you can drop off your boxes to Supervalu Buncrana, Supervalu Carndonagh, and Serenity House Moville, until Wednesday 16th of November.All you have to do to take part in this fantastic initiative is to fill a shoebox with a range of simple Christmas gifts and drop it off at your local drop point before November 11th. Their volunteers then check through the boxes for customs and safety requirements, seal them, and send them on their way.Their partners deliver the shoebox right into the child’s hands – in hospitals, schools, shelters, churches, orphanages, community centres or family homes. Here are the five simple steps to follow:Grab a Shoe box or a plastic container would be great! Wrap the box and lid separately with Christmas paperPrint Label and choose who you want to give your Christmas Shoebox to and what age.Fill the box Get as creative as you like and have some fun with this !Close the box Include €4 in your leaflet envelope either on top of the gifts or taped to the inside of the lid. To make it easier you can donate your €4 on our secure on-line site. With elastic band – please don’t seal with tape as we need to check contents to comply with regulations.Drop it off To your local drop off point closest to you before November 16thA list of things to put into the boxes include;TO WRITE – Items for school – like a pen, pencil, copy book, paper, colouring book, felt pens, sharpener, eraser, solar calculator. TO WASH – Some hygiene items – toothbrush and toothpaste, soap (wrapped please), facecloth, hairbrush, comb.TO WEAR – Small clothing items – a hat, scarf, gloves, socks or underwearWOW ! – A treat – sunglasses, game, small Irish gift, a photo of yourself, sweets (must be in date until at least March 2017), make up, a small musical instrument, toys like a doll, a car, cuddly toy, skipping rope, yo-yo, a finger puppet.For more check out their website. Christmas Shoebox Appeal to begin collections next week was last modified: October 22nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:charityCHristmaschristmas shoeboxInishowenpresentSANTAshoebox appeallast_img read more

27
Dec
2019

Video beheadings say insurgency still on, despite al-Zarqawi’s death

first_imgThe Jordanian-born al-Zarqawi was the defining face of Iraq’s insurgency. His tirades against the nation’s majority Shiites and calls on the once-dominant minority Sunni Arabs to rise up and kill them were matched by the killing of thousands of Shiites in attacks. In contrast, Ansar al-Sunnah has largely refrained from killing civilians. Made up mostly of homegrown Iraqi guerrillas, the group instead has mostly gone after American and Iraqi forces as well as Iraqis and foreigners employed by the U.S. military. It was the first known footage of beheadings to be posted by any insurgent group in months, and possibly timed to make clear to the U.S. and Iraqi governments that there will be no change in tactics even though al-Zarqawi is gone. With its gruesome killings and militants chanting “Allahu Akbar”, or “God is Great,” the 15-minute video illustrates the depth of Shiite-Sunni rivalries. It shows three men in military uniform, sitting on the ground with their hands bound behind their backs in a small concrete room with gunmen standing around them. Under questioning, the men say they are members of the “Wolf Brigade,” a special Iraqi police commando unit that Sunnis accuse of being a front for Shiite militiamen who kill Sunni Arabs. Text in the video says the three were part of a “Shiite death squad” that kidnapped and killed Sunnis at checkpoints south of Baghdad in March and April. It says they were among 10 police commandos captured by Ansar al-Sunnah last month. Next the video shows the three captives lying on the ground outdoors. A militant sharpens a knife before he, with the help of others, beheads the men one by one. At the end of the tape, the group warns Iraqis against joining the security forces: “Otherwise, you will live in terror until we eliminate you and your fate will be in hell.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“Iraq is the front defense line for Islam and Muslims, so don’t fail to follow the path of the mujahedeen (holy warriors), the caravan of martyrs and the faithful,” said Abdullah bin Rashid al-Baghdadi, the Shura Council’s head. He vowed: “As for you the slaves of the cross (coalition forces), the grandsons of Ibn al-Alqami (Shiites), and every infidel of the Sunnis, we can’t wait to sever your necks with our swords.” Across Iraq, at least 24 people were killed in violence Saturday – including a number of sectarian attacks. Gunmen stopped a minivan carrying Sunnis on a highway near Baghdad, ordered the passengers off and opened fire, killing four and wounding one. In Baghdad, gunmen in two cars shot dead a Shiite metal worker and wounded two others. Also in the capital, a roadside bomb exploded in the mainly Shiite Karadah area, targeting a police patrol; five people were killed and 14 wounded, including three officers. In the northern city of Mosul, gunmen killed three Shiite butchers. BAGHDAD, Iraq – Insurgents signaled the fight is still on after Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s death, posting an Internet video Saturday showing the beheading of three alleged Shiite death squad members in revenge for killing Sunnis. The video – as grisly as any the al-Qaida in Iraq leader issued – was clearly designed to quash hopes that the Sunni-dominated insurgency might change tactics by ending attacks on Shiite civilians and institutions, especially the police. Fellow Sunni insurgent groups sent condolences for al-Zarqawi in Internet messages Saturday and warned Sunnis not to cooperate with the Iraqi government, an apparent call for unity three days after U.S. forces killed the terror leader in a targeted airstrike. The condolence statements came from the al-Qaida-linked Ansar al-Sunnah – the group that posted the beheading video on a militant Web site – and the head of the Mujahedeen Shura Council, an umbrella organization of five insurgent groups, including al-Qaida in Iraq, that al-Zarqawi helped found last year. last_img read more

21
Dec
2019

Donegal makes it a hat-trick on Winning Streak tonight!

first_imgIf it’s a lotto luck you’re after then Co Donegal is where you have to buy your ticket.No less than three of the five players on tonight’s Winning Streak on RTE bought their three-star tickets in Donegal.Their appearance follows hot on the heels of another five players from the county who have appeared in the show in recent weeks. And if that wasn’t enough 23-year-old Odhran Doherty from Letterkenny recently scooped a cool €1 million when his dad Liam gave him a lotto ticket.Saturday’s appearance by the latest trio is a rarity but not a first, according to a lotto spokesman.He said “It is certainly a rarity to get three pulled out from the same county but not a first.“That said, Donegal is certainly having more than its fair share of luck with the lotto. “As well as Saturday three players, we have had a number of people from Donegal appearing on the show in recent weeks.“Odhran Doherty was the toast of Donegal two weeks ago when he scooped one million euro thanks to a ticket given to him by his dad.“And before that Charlie Meehan, who is actually friendly with Odhran’s family took home €500,000 on a recent Euromillions Plus draw.“It would certainly appear like Lady Luck is certainly shining down on players in Co Donegal at the moment.”The three players who bought their tickets in Donegal and who will appear on Saturday’s show are Sarah McCarron, Chris Gillespie and Kathleen Coyle. Sarah is from Clonmany has her son to thank for her appearance after he gifted her some scratch cards for Mother’s Day recently.Kathleen Coyle from St Johnston will be replaced on the show by her niece’s husband Christopher Boyce.Kathleen was at mass last Saturday when her name was called out on Winning Streak but her phone was soon ringing non-stop a few minutes later.Chef Christopher Gillespie bought his ticket in Carrick where he was living and working in Glencolmcille but has since moved to Belfast. Donegal makes it a hat-trick on Winning Streak tonight! was last modified: April 16th, 2019 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:donegallottoRTEticketsWinning Streaklast_img read more

21
Dec
2019

QPR youngster Kakay thanks Holloway

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesAcademy graduate Ozzy Kakay has thanked QPR boss Ian Holloway for giving him his first taste of Championship action – despite it coming in the most trying of circumstances.The 19-year-old defender came on for the final 10 minutes of Rangers’ game at Brighton on Tuesday, 12 years after first joining the club.Kakay admitted his league debut could not have been tougher – with his side 3-0 down and reduced to 10 men against the new Championship front-runners – but was still grateful to Holloway.“The manager is great around the training ground and as a younger player, you really get the feeling he is looking after you,” Kakay told QPR’s website.“It is great for me, because it shows he has faith in me which gives my confidence a real boost.“The manager told me it was important for us to keep our shape because we were down to ten men, so he told me to do that and to relax and enjoy it.“Brighton had a lot of the ball and were dictating the game a bit.“The pace was a lot different to the other games I have played n, you could really notice that, so it was a good experience for me.“I have been in and around the first team this season, and it was brilliant for that moment to come for me.”Kakay spent the second half of last season on loan at Livingston and made 12 appearances for the Scottish Championship side, before making his senior QPR debut in the EFL Cup against Rochdale this term. See also:Holloway backs Luongo but admits formation has not worked’Read my record and weep’, Holloway tells critics  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

21
Dec
2019

Live chat: Will A’s ballpark plan work this time? Wednesday, 4 p.m.

first_imgAre you on board with the A’s plans to build a new privately financed ballpark at Howard Terminal? Do you agree with their development plans for the Coliseum site?Come chat with Martin Gallegos here on Wednesday at 4 p.m. as our A’s beat writer breaks down the big news of the day. Feel free to send in your questions in advance of our start time.After failed bids to get a new home in other parts of Oakland, in Fremont and in San Jose, why will this plan work? Join Martin to discuss that and …last_img read more

18
Dec
2019

Grooming the future of tourism

first_imgCouncillor Willie van der Schyf addresses the graduating interns at the ceremony. The proud graduates received a certificate from Councillor Van der Schyf and Monique Griffith of the City of Johannesburg.(Images: Cadine Pillay) MEDIA CONTACTS • Lucky Sindane   Liaison officer,   Department of Economic Development   +27 76 862 4377 RELATED ARTICLES • Leading SA’s youth out of poverty • Education rights affirmed • Taking ballet to township kids • Inner city kids learn about film • Safeguarding our future leaders • New uniforms for needy pupilsCadine PillayThe City of Johannesburg’s (CoJ) economic development department has wrapped up its pilot tourism internship programme with pleasing results.Proud interns graduated from the programme at a ceremony held in Newtown on 15 March, receiving certificates to mark their efforts.The tourism internship programme was launched in August 2012 by councillor Ruby Mathang, a member of the Mayoral Committee for Economic Development. The programme was aimed at pupils who only had a matric qualification, as well as unemployed graduates, and proved so successful that it will be implemented again with Cathseta – the Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority.The programme gave young people the opportunity to gain valuable work experience across a broad range of service providers in the tourism industry. These included hotels, guest houses, museums and tourist attractions. Of 146 starters, 109 candidates graduated from this internship.Offering young people work experience “I am extremely proud to say that we have received wonderful and positive feedback and reports from the tourism product owners, about the candidates’ work ethics and eagerness to learn,” said Monique Griffith, director of sector support at the city’s Department of Economic Development.As a result of their outstanding performance, some of the students received job offers from the establishments which hosted them. Some are upmarket and others cater for the everyday patron.These included Radisson Blue Hotel Sandton, Radisson Blue Hotel Gautrain, Booysens Hotel, Culinary Passion School Hospitality, Vaal Nests Boutique Hotel, The Elegant Lodge, Hospitality Ambassadors, Maropeng Visitor Centre and Hotel, City Lodge Group, Kwa Eden Accommodation and Conferencing, Riviera on the Vaal Hotel and Spa, Adler Museum of Medicine at Wits University, Department of Economic Development, Department of Community Development and Joburg Tourism Company.Mathang said there are a number of other programmes designed by CoJ and aimed at empowering young people – they include the youth entrepreneurship strategy and the skills development strategy as well as programmes such as the Recognition of Prior Learning programme, which has certified over 2 000 competent individuals and placed over 200 of them in the construction sector in the past three years, and the Leago Work Placement Programme, which aims to train 1 000 individuals and place over 500 young employees in the construction, ICT, media and communications and services sectors.Tackling youth unemployment with tourismYouth unemployment is a challenge not only in Johannesburg but in South Africa. In 2011, President Jacob Zuma set a target of 5-million jobs to be created by 2012. Last year only 80 000 new jobs were created.Figures from 2012 show that tourism supports one in every 12 jobs in South Africa, and domestic tourism contributed R20-billion (US$2.2-billion) to the national economy last year, which makes tourism a lucrative industry for young people to get into.More than five-million domestic trips were recorded in South Africa in the first quarter of 2012, injecting R5.2-billion ($564-million) to the economy. This is over R600-million ($65-million), or 13%, more than last year’s economic contribution over the same period.“As a regional economic hub and centre for business, Joburg plays a critical role in attracting business, retail and sports tourism – there lie your opportunities. The future of our country is in this room,” said Councillor Willie van der Schyf who addressed the interns before awarding their certificates.Van der Schyf went on to say that the role of city management was to dually support the interns and the industry by paying a monthly stipend to allow them to accumulate work experience whilst increasing their employability.He added, “Although the CoJ programme has ended, this does not mean the end for the 109 candidates who completed their internships. Cathseta will be taking on our interns and continuing with them by providing additional learnerships and internship opportunities.“last_img read more

17
Dec
2019

Dale Minyo speaks, members recognized at Benjamin Logan FFA banquet

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Benjamin Logan FFA recently held their annual banquet to showcase their accomplishments from the past year.The members and their families listened to Dale Minyo and his speech on “The World is Run by Those Who Show Up” and Mary Buehler, Ohio FFA State Vice President, about getting involved in FFA activities as much as members can in her speech, “Shoes.”The chapter recognized many members for their achievements. Star Freshman awards were awarded to Christian Blumenschein and Landon Wenger. Sarah Seeley and Marissa Miller received the Star Greenhand for their accomplishments. Kaylene Harpest received the Star Junior award for her achievements. The chapter awarded Erica Wilson with the Star Chapter Farmer award, Grace Barger with the Star Chapter Agribusiness, and Jessie Griffin with the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award. Kaylene Harpest, Marissa Miller, and Sarah Seeley were recognized for receiving gold rating on National Chapter. Adam Black, Saul Boysel, Noah Henry, and Kaylene Harpest were recognized for receiving their State Degrees and will be recognized on May 6th in Columbus. Hayden Ackley, Kyle Ackley, Saul Boysel, and Noah Henry were recognized for receiving their American Degree and will walk across the stage in October at the National FFA Convention.  The top ten sellers for fruit sales were recognized. Kyle Ackley was recognized for his Dairy Production Entrepreneurship proficiency.New officers for the 2016-2017 school year were recognized, President Darby Eades, Vice President Sarah Seeley, Secretary Adam Black, Treasurer Kaylene Harpest, Reporter Rhiannon Rhodes, Sentinel Kris Ackley, Student Advisor Joel Workman, Assistant Secretary and Student Advisor Landon Wenger, Assistant Vice President Levi Horsely, Assistant Treasurer Christian Blumenschein, and Assistant Reporter Abby Austin.last_img read more

17
Dec
2019

Building trust and improving partnerships with farming millennials

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As a new generation of growers prepares to take over their family farms, agribusinesses like Syngenta are getting ready for the transition. These young growers are part of America’s largest demographic — millennials, generally defined as people born between 1982 and 2004.“Millennials are one of the most talked about but least understood generations,” said Gil Strader, head of field force excellence and training at Syngenta. “We’re finding fascinating insights that can help bridge this generation knowledge gap.”Strader is sharing these insights with his sales and marketing colleagues to help them better understand millennials. “We’ve implemented a major initiative to train our employees who interact the most with resellers and growers to build trust, improve service and strengthen partnerships.”The training includes learning about millennials as customers, listening to what they want from a company, and connecting older and younger generations to foster mentoring. As a result, Syngenta is helping to shatter myths about what makes younger growers tick. For example, contrary to popular belief, millennials are not self-absorbed, indecisive or addicted to social media.“We are finding that young farmers are serious decision makers who crave connection and communications,” said Lynn Sandlin, lead of market research and insight at Syngenta. “They want to have great business relationships with the people they work with.”Not surprisingly, millennials view farming not only as a business, but also a lifestyle. “These young people are very serious about what they’re trying to accomplish on the job, but they also want to have a high quality of life,” Sandlin said.AUDIO: The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins visits with Lynn Sandlin, Syngenta’s lead of market research and insight, about preparing for a new generation of growers.Syngenta Larry Sandlin MillenialsAUDIO: Ty also visited with Gil Strader, head of field force excellence and training at Syngenta, about how his company is preparing to meet the needs of younger growers eager for knowledge and expertise.Syngenta Gil Strader MillenialsTo learn more about millennials and other agricultural trends, go to www.syngentathrive.com.last_img read more

17
Dec
2019

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — January 4, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 180104_RyanMartinLake effect snow is still a story in NE Ohio today. In fact, we won’t rule out lake snows in these typical areas right on through tomorrow and into the start of the weekend. We can see accumulations north and east of Cleveland, and light snow and flurry action can pop up from time to time over the next couple of days along the south shore of the lake. In general, this action will not make it any farther south than US 20. The rest of Ohio will see mixed clouds and sun, with no major weather issues. A cold front worked in overnight, so we look for colder temps the next couple of days, and subzero temps are not out of the question, particularly tomorrow morning, over northern and central parts of Ohio.Temperatures will moderate dramatically this weekend. Strong south winds kick up later Saturday afternoon and continue through Sunday. Those winds bring temps up ahead of our next system. We expect to see a mostly dry Sunday, with precipitation not starting to nose into western and southwestern Ohio until after sunset Sunday evening. The system brings precipitation in for Sunday night and Monday. We still like a track of the low to the south and east, and we are also seeing a slight decrease in overall total available moisture. We still have action starting as snow Sunday night through Monday morning. There can be some mixing and changeover to rain in the southwest and west central part of the state, Monday morning but an all-out rain event is not likely. As cold air returns behind the cold front, we do not see as much snow potential – moisture is already leaving to the east by that time. We are reducing our total precipitation range to a liquid equivalent of .25”-.5”.The map above shows total liquid equivalent precipitation for the event.  The highest end of the range looks to be over southern and southeastern Ohio. This means we see snow in a lot of the state, but should be able to miss out on any absolutely epic snow storm development. Our official snow totals will be out tomorrow morning, but we are leaning toward a 2-5 inch range over basically all of the state.Arctic high pressure comes in behind the front for Monday night through Thursday. This will take temperatures to below normal levels through most of the week. A front slowly works into the northern half of the state for next Friday. Cold air from the north butts up against moderating air over southern Indiana and into southwest Ohio. We expect snows, potentially several inches worth, from I-70 northward, and the best snows actually could be along and north of US 30. Closer to I-70, we may see an attempt at mixing with a bit of rain. Generally, the southern half of Ohio misses out. Liquid equivalent precipitation totals can be from .2”-.4”. Coverage will be at 90% of areas north of I-70.The extended 11-16 day forecast window starts with a nice front around the 14th, but this front has lost a good deal of its moisture. It likely is being robbed by the front for late next week. Still, we can add a little more light snow to the area. Cold air holds through mid-month, but with a strong upper level ridge building over the western US, we think that eventually, we will see a bit of a “thaw” the second half of the month, before another arctic blast takes over.last_img read more