US Congress speaker visits Donegal-Derry border

first_imgA delegation of high-ranking US politicians, including Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, travelled to the Irish border on Thursday between Donegal and Derry. The US House of Representatives speaker visited the Irish border which has become a stumbling block to the UK’s EU withdrawal.She was greeted by anti-Brexit campaigners during her short stop at the frontier on Thursday morning. Speaking at the Derry-Donegal border, Ms Pelosi said: “We have said we are guarantors of the Good Friday Agreements because we believe it is fair to both sides, that’s why they agreed to it.“We come here out of respect for the courage of those who have participated in the Good Friday accord.”US Congress speaker visits Donegal-Derry border was last modified: April 18th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Donegal-Derry BorderUS Congresslast_img read more

Donegal students in Big School Cook Off Finals

first_imgTwo budding chefs from Scoil Mhuire Milford are about to face the heat of the kitchen when they compete in the 2020 Big School Cook Off Finals.Ava Hardiman and Meabh Hiemstra have made the shortlist for the Mount Charles Big School Cook Off, in association with SuperValu.The team will cook their ‘Seared Atlantic Scallops’ recipe at the finals held at the Belfast Metropolitan College, Titanic Quarter on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Ahead of the final, the shortlisted teams will also be invited to perform a cookery demonstration of their dish, at their local SuperValu store in January.The first stage of the competition asked students to submit a recipe in either video or word format, for a main course dinner costing £10 or under, with consideration to creativity, health and the use of locally sourced produce.Shortlisted county teams were chosen following intense deliberation of over 100 entries from post primary schools across the country.The finalists are: Ava Hardiman and Meabh Himestra, Scoil Mhuire, DonegalCiara Rivas Kelly and Thandie Soppo Nsue, St Joseph’s College, Belfast, DownMartha Johnson and Tilly Henderson, City of Armagh School High School, ArmaghSophia Woods and Niamh Reynolds, St Killian’s College, AntrimJohnny Regan and Gareth Linton, Rainey Endowed School, DerryCainnecha Ferguson and Grainne Duffy, St Franchea’s College, FermanaghEimear Kelly and Milly Hoban, Loreto Grammar School, TyroneCaitriona Lennox, Business Development Manager at Mount Charles, thanked all the teachers and the students who entered.“The panel of judges were completely blown away by the talent displayed in the submissions we received, which made it incredibly difficult to arrive at the final shortlist.“We launched the Big School Cook Off initiative to encourage the development of cookery skills in classrooms.The number and quality of the entries we received, demonstrates to us that children are cooking, and we hope that by creating initiatives such as the Big School Cook Off that we will uncover and nurture future talent for the hospitality industry in Northern Ireland,” she said.Brendan Gallen, Head of Marketing for SuperValu, congratulated the finalists. “At SuperValu we have a focus on real food and real people and being a part of the Big School Cook Off allows us to encourage young people and families to get cooking.“We can’t wait to welcome the finalists into stores in January to showcase their fantastic dishes,” he said.Each county winning team will receive an apron, a finalist plaque for their school and a chef’s jacket to wear to the finals.The overall winning team will receive a plaque, private box VIP tickets to an SSE Arena ice hockey match and their school will get an £100 voucher for catering equipment of their choice. Donegal students in Big School Cook Off Finals was last modified: December 9th, 2019 by Dionne MeehanShare 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:competitioncook offcookingdonegalDonegal SchoolfinalistsfoodScoil Mhuire BuncranaSuperValulast_img read more

Sachin’s feat, Ashes show Test cricket is on top: Lorgat

first_imgSachin Tendulkar’s historic 50th hundred, the fight for the number one spot between India and South Africa and the “enthralling” Ashes series show that Test cricket remains the pinnacle of the game, says ICC CEO Haroon Lorgat.”These are iconic series which clearly capture the imagination and interest of cricket lovers across the world.Everyone is talking Test cricket and the demand for tickets, particularly in Melbourne, it is very impressive,” Lorgat said of the ongoing Ashes series which is locked at 1-1 after three Tests.”I was fortunate to be in Adelaide a few weeks ago when they recorded their biggest attendance since the Bodyline series in 1932-33. Cricket Australia is now expecting crowds of more than 90,000 to watch the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.In South Africa I am delighted to hear so many people excited and following the respective Test series.”It is pleasing to note the keen and growing interest at a time when we are formulating a Test League that will produce a Test champion every four years. Imagine the interest and contest that would unfold as teams vie for a top four place to qualify for the play-offs,” he added.Lorgat paid tribute to the cricketers who achieved personal milestones through the year, including Tendulkar.”Throughout the year we have seen some astonishing individual performances from players such as Muttiah Muralitharan claiming his 800th Test wicket, Chris Gayle’s triple-hundred and Jacques Kallis’s maiden double-century, and also some extremely thrilling Test matches.”Only Test cricket can produce a true test of courage, endurance and skill, the see-saw rivalry in the Ashes, Tendulkar’s personal milestones and legends of the game. Test match cricket will always remain the pinnacle of the international game,” he said.advertisement- With PTI inputslast_img read more