DD LOCAL: RECORD NUMBERS TAKE PART IN CASTELFINN 5K FUN RUN

first_imgCastlefinn Community NotesWhist: 23/7/2014Ladies. 1st Annie Callaghan, Killygordon 168. 2nd Brigid Edwards, Castlefinn 167. 3rd Patsy Mc Granaghan, Castlefinn 166. Gents. 1st Joe Corry, Castlederg 172. 2nd Patsy Mc Daid, St.Johnston165. 3rd Patsy O Hagan, Cloughfin 164.1st Half:David O Donnell, Letterkenny 852nd Half: Malachy Browne, Raphoe 85Snowball:Next week’s snowball is €60 for 187 or more.Everyone welcome to attend.Parties: Parties can be booked at the CPI in CastlefinnIn need of a venue just contact the CPI centre on 074 9143976Bookings for midweek are subject to schedule at the centreWeekend (Saturday and Sunday) bookings range from 1pm to 3pm, 3.30pm to 5.30pm, 6.00pm to 8.00 pmCost 80 euroCastlefinn 5k walk and Fun Run:Castlefinn Running held their annual 5K on Friday last; they saw record numbers with well over 200 people taking part. They were well supported by all the local running clubs from Lifford, Convoy, Raphoe, Aghayaran and Finn Valley. Well done to all the volunteers an local Gardaí for all their help in running the event, it wouldn’t be possible without the help of the community.Whist: 23/7/2014Ladies. 1st Annie Callaghan, Killygordon 168. 2nd Brigid Edwards, Castlefinn 167. 3rd Patsy Mc Granaghan, Castlefinn 166.Gents. 1st Joe Corry, Castlederg 172. 2nd Patsy Mc Daid, St.Johnston165. 3rd Patsy O Hagan, Cloughfin 164.1st Half:David O Donnell, Letterkenny 852nd Half:Malachy Browne, Raphoe 85Snowball:Next week’s snowball is €60 for 187 or more.Everyone welcome to attend.Parties:Parties can be booked at the CPI in CastlefinnIn need of a venue just contact the CPI centre on 074 9143976Bookings for midweek are subject to schedule at the centreWeekend (Saturday and Sunday) bookings range from1pm to 3pm, 3.30pm to 5.30pm, 6.00pm to 8.00 pmCost 80 euroCastlefinn 5k walk and Fun Run:Castlefinn Running held their annual 5K on Friday last; they saw record numbers with well over 200 people taking part. They were well supported by all the local running clubs from Lifford, Convoy, Raphoe, Aghayaran and Finn Valley. Well done to all the volunteers an local Gardaí for all their help in running the event, it wouldn’t be possible without the help of the community.DD LOCAL: RECORD NUMBERS TAKE PART IN CASTELFINN 5K FUN RUN was last modified: August 8th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:5kCastelfinnCommunity newsDD LOCAL: NewsNoticeslast_img read more

Latest: Chelsea 3 Man Utd 0

first_imgA Samuel Eto’o hat-trick means Chelsea are on course for an emphatic victory at Stamford Bridge despite being on the back foot for much of the first half. The striker, selected ahead of Fernando Torres, opened the scoring with a deflected effort on 16 minutes and his close-range finishes either side of half-time appear to have sealed Manchester United’s fate.Chelsea went ahead when Eto’o went past Phil Jones and his shot from near the edge of the penalty area looped over keeper David de Gea via the boot of the unfortunate Michael Carrick.United had made a lively start, with Petr Cech blocking Ashley Young’s low shot after the wide-man had exchanged passes with Danny Welbeck.And David Moyes’ side also threatened after going behind, Patrice Evra firing into the side netting before Cech was called upon to make another save.An off-balance Gary Cahill failed to cut out Adnan Januzaj’s low cross but Welbeck, who felt he was impeded by Cesar Azipilcueta, was unable to direct his shot past the Chelsea keeper.Eto’o, on the other hand, made no mistake when found by Cahill’s low cross after a corner was only half-cleared in first-half injury time.The same players were involved in Chelsea’s third three minutes after the break, Eto’o following up to score after De Gea had kept out Cahill’s header from Willian’s right-wing corner.Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Luiz; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Eto’o. Subs: Schwarzer, Cole, Mikel, Matic, Lampard, Mata, Torres.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

We have an obligation to vote: Mbeki

first_img6 May 2014Former president Thabo Mbeki was among the South Africans who cast their special votes on Tuesday.Mbeki was due to leave for Abuja, Nigeria later in the day to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa summit.“I was very glad that the IEC could agree that I could do a special vote because this afternoon I leave to Nigeria for the World Economic Forum,” Mbeki said after casting his vote at his home in Johannesburg. “Tomorrow I will address [delegates at the WEF meeting] on illicit capital outflows from the continent. So I was very happy to have this arrangement.”Before casting his vote, two Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) officials could be heard explaining the process to Mbeki before marking his thumb with ink, in full view of political party observers and Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau.Asked who he voted for, the jolly former president said: “You are taking chances … I voted for you!” He said the question of who to vote for was challenging and needed an intelligent decision.“But still a choice has to be made … there is a very long list of parties, some of whom I have never heard of. But I think it is a good demonstration of the interest the country has in who should govern. So I think all of us need to go vote and take a decision of which party should govern South Africa.”His message to South Africans for Wednesday elections was: “Go out and vote.”He said there are many outstanding heroes and heroines, like Nelson Mandela, who were in the struggle, to whom South Africans had an obligation. “We should always defend the rights that they fought for us to enjoy. We have an obligation to those thousands who died for this freedom.”Turning to his trip to Nigeria, Mbeki said last month’s kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls was painful, adding that it was important that they should be returned home to their parents.“I believe we have to help solve the problem. We should not run away from the Nigerians because they are having problems, but I think we should be with them.”About 200 girls from the Chibok community in Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno State were abducted in April. The militant group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the act and threatened to sell the girls.The country has also suffered two bomb blasts in the last two weeks, which claimed dozens of lives.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

South Africa considers compulsory pre-schooling

first_img24 July 2014 The government plans to conduct a review of the relevent legislation that could make it compulsory for all South African children to receive at least two years of pre-school education, says Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. Speaking to journalists ahead of her department’s budget vote in Parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday, Motshekga said the country’s National Development Plan (NDP) underlined the need for for all children to have at least two years of pre-school education. “The [African National Congress], in its manifesto, echoes this sentiment of making two years of pre-school education compulsory,” the minister said. “Due to success in rolling out early childhood development (ECD) programmes, a legislative review to make schooling for young people aged five to 15 years compulsory is on the cards.” The minister said that a national curriculum framework for children under the age of four years would be piloted in September and rolled out at registered ECD centres from January 2015. “All preparations, like practitioner training and supply of resources, have already started, and will be completed this calendar year.” Motshekga said the first ever impact evaluation of Grade R on learning outcomes was conducted in 2013, and a report was presented to Cabinet in March. “In response to the recommendations made, a management plan has been approved to strengthen the quality of implementation of Grade R schooling in our country, especially in relation to teaching.”Teacher development ‘a major focus area’ Motshekga also announced that, in line with the NDP’s aim to improve results, especially in maths and science, teacher development would be one of her department’s major focus areas over the next five years. This would include ensuring that the conditions of service, recruitment, deployment and development of teachers was closely monitored and properly implemented. In addition, following a recommendation by President Jacob Zuma, a ministerial task team on reading, maths, science and technology had been integrated into the department’s plans. “All of us involved in this sector know very well that in order for us to improve the quality of our education outcomes, instruction has to improve,” she said. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Salford Equipment has plenty to offer at Farm Science Review

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest On the west end of Equipment Avenue at the 2016 Farm Science Review sits a plethora of impressive farm equipment. In this video, we take a rundown of what all Salford Equipment has on display at this year’s show. Visit them at booth 200 to talk with their experts plus see their machinery in action at the field demonstrations.last_img

A 12 Step Program for Saying No

first_imgAdmit to yourself that the fact that you can create value for other people doesn’t mean that you must always say “yes” to other people’s requests.Recognize and admit to yourself (and others) that you are already overcommitted and your life is already unmanageable.Understand that you don’t always need to please others and that taking on other people’s projects and tasks will not bring you happiness or fulfillment.Don’t believe that you are being selfish by saying “no.”Believe that your life and your priorities are more important than what others would ask of you and that your life is the only one you have.Take an inventory of what makes you happy and what will make you the best version of you that the world has ever known.Believe that by putting your priorities first that you grow in your capacity to serve others and become more valuable when you do say “yes.”Accept that your time and energy is finite and that you cannot possibly do all that you want–for yourself or for others.Learn to politely say “no” by thanking others for the opportunity to help them, and then explain that you can’t commit because you don’t want to disappoint them.Trust that those who ask you to take on projects and tasks will find someone to help them, and believe that that someone will have the every bit of your potential to create value for them (and maybe more).Remember that by saying “no” to other people’s priorities, you are helping them by not missing your commitments or doing work that is less than it might be.Continually remind yourself of things to which you need to say “yes,” and that those are your life’s priorities.last_img read more

ED notice to Thampi, 3 Holiday Group firms

first_imgThe Enforcement Directorate has served show-cause notices on NRI C.C. Thampi of the Holiday Group and three of his companies for alleged violation of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), involving transactions of ₹288 crore.According to the ED, the notices have been served on Mr. Thampi, Holiday City Centre Pvt. Ltd., Holiday Properties Pvt. Ltd. and Holiday Bekal Resorts Pvt. Ltd. The NRI entrepreneur had acquired agricultural land in the name of his company Holiday City Centre Pvt. Ltd allegedly in violation of the FEMA provisions.According to the agency, Mr. Thampi — as a person residing outside India — had advanced unsecured loans to his three companies, which were later on converted into equity in his name and in the name of his family members in these companies.Land around NCR“By using the said funds, he had acquired huge agricultural land mass in Haryana’s Palwal, the National Capital Region and Gautam Buddha Nagar in Uttar Pradesh, through these companies, which he could not have otherwise purchased as he resided outside India. The agricultural land purchased by Mr. Thampi through these companies has also been proposed for confiscation to the Central government’s account,” said an ED official.The Directorate had questioned Mr. Thampi in December last year, after he did not get any relief from the Kerala High Court on the look-out circular issued against him. The businessman runs educational institutions and has varied business interests in the United Arab Emirates and India.last_img read more

Akalis take exception to helmets for Sikh women

first_imgWith the Chandigarh administration making helmet mandatory for all women driving two-wheelers or riding pillion, the Shiromani Akali Dal has taken exception to the decision, saying that the step was not in consonance with Sikh religion and culture.To deliberate on the decision, a meeting of all women Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) members has been convened on July 12 at the SGPC head office in Amritsar, said Bibi Jagir Kaur, president of the Istri Akali Dal, in a statement here.“The decision is not in consonance with Sikh religion and culture, and hence we have decided to discuss the issue in its entirety,” she said. Ms. Kaur added that women intellectuals have also been invited to participate in the meeting and give their views on the matter.“Depending on the views expressed at the meeting, we would plan our next line of action, which could include a protest, if required,” she added.The Chandigarh administration had on Friday last issued a notification making use of helmet mandatory for all women, including Sikhs, while driving two-wheelers or riding pillion. The notification exempts Sikh women wearing a turban from wearing a helmet.last_img read more

Analyst Says The New Zach Smith Information Is “Massive”

first_imgUrban Meyer walking off the field after an Ohio State football game.GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes walks off the field after the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Ohio State Buckeyes beat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 44-28. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Another storyline was added to the Zach Smith-Urban Meyer-Ohio State controversy this morning, when The Blade’s Kyle Rowland reported that Smith was arrested on DUI charges in 2013.The arrest had not previously been reported or disclosed by Ohio State, per reports. Full details of the arrest can be seen here.It’s unclear at this point what this arrest meant to Smith in regards to his status at Ohio State and/or if he was punished by the Buckeyes because of it.USA TODAY’s Dan Wolken says this new information, though, is “massive.”“Despite all the nonsense over the weekend, the bottom line is this: Why did Urban keep Zach Smith around? That is the only question that matters. The drunk driving arrest is a massive new element to this story. How much did they ignore or cover up and why?” he tweeted.Despite all the nonsense over the weekend, the bottom line is this: Why did Urban keep Zach Smith around? That is the only question that matters. The drunk driving arrest is a massive new element to this story. How much did they ignore or cover up and why?— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) August 13, 2018It’s a fair question to ask, but it might be a stretch to say that a report of a 2013 DUI arrest is “massive” to Urban Meyer and Ohio State now.Perhaps the Buckeyes’ investigation into Meyer and the domestic violence allegations will find a lot more that could be troubling. Or, perhaps they won’t.We should find out soon. Ohio State said last week that its investigation was expected to take two weeks.last_img read more