Over €13,500 announced for Donegal for older people physical activity

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday November 27thNext articleLYIT Ladies secure third in Premier Division News Highland Google+ Twitter Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest By News Highland – November 27, 2019 Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+center_img Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Facebook Over €13,500 announced for Donegal for older people physical activity DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th The Go for Life National Grant Scheme has announced today that 49 groups in Donegal are to benefit from just over €13,500 in funding to promote physical activity in older people.The grants scheme, a combined initiative from Age & Opportunity and Sport Ireland, will distribute the funding across the groups in Donegal with 1,000 groups nationally, receiving funding totalling almost €300,000.The successful Donegal groups are:Active Seniors Lettermacaward and DoocharyÁislann Chill Chartha CLGÁislann Rann na FeirsteBallybofey and Stranorlar Women’s GroupBallyshannon & District ARABantracht Na TuaitheCarndonagh ARACastlefin 50 – 60+ GroupClonmany Mental Health AssociationClonmany Youth and Community Resource CentreClub 50 Ghaoth DobhairComharchuman Forbartha Fortaiochta Arain MhorCranford Womens GroupCumann Cairdeas Chloich Cheann FhaolaCuram Cloich CheannfhaolaDonegal Sports PartnershipDonegal Town ARADungloe ARAFahan ICAGlengad Community AssociationGreencastle Community Dev. Co. Ltd.Inch Island Indoor BowlingIrish Wheelchair Association, ManorcunninghamKinlough ICA GuildKurling Club Raphoe ARALetterkenny ARALetterkenny Stroke Support GroupLifford 50+ Group ARALifford ICAMaghery Senior Social ClubManor Kurling ClubManorcunningham Women’s GroupMilford Swimming ClubMná Phort MhaiseMuff Sheltered Housing AssocNational Association of Widows in IrelandNazareth House Nursing Home, DonegalPobal Eascarragh TeoQuigley’s Point Community CentreRamelton Indoor Bowling ClubRosbeg and Downstrands Care of the Aged CommitteeSerenity ARASliabh Sneacht Community and Heritage CentreSouth West Donegal Communities Partnership LtdSpraoi Agus Sport Family Centre LtdSt. Marys Bowling ClubThe Forge Family Resource Centre FRCThe Friday Club Lifford ARATir Chonaill U3A Errigal Branch RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

Fianna Fail Ard Fheis passes two significant Donegal North East motions

first_img Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Pinterest By News Highland – March 22, 2014 Fianna Fail Ard Fheis passes two significant Donegal North East motions The Fianna Fail party has passed a motion from Donegal North East delegates calling for active and serious participating and engagement in the political process in Northern Ireland.The motion was passed without debate at The Fianna Fáíl Ard Fheis which is taking place this weekend.The party’s leader Micheál Martin has now confirmed Fianna Fail’s intention to stand candidates for election in Northern Ireland in 2019.A Donegal North East motion protesting at the holding of the Ard Fheis repeatedly in Kerry was also passed. Google+ Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Twitter Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Previous articleGardai renew appeal for information on Letterkenny single vehicle crashNext articleMEP calls for major government effort to secure HGV border tax exemption News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Google+ Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Newslast_img read more

Strengthening Education by Wendy McNamara

first_imgThis session, we remained focused on strengthening our commitment to education in Indiana. That’s why I voted to increase the base funding for each K-12 student in our community and statewide. Additionally, I supported several measures that provide more tools and resources to Hoosier students and teachers:Increasing Course Options: A new law providing access to specialty classes and programs not provided at certain schools will help all students regardless of where they are enrolled. Whether small, rural or urban, some schools may lack the necessary resources to provide advanced classes or trade programs in high-demand areas.Retaining New Teachers: A new law establishing a mentorship program for new Hoosier teachers and administrators will encourage those in their first and second year to remain in the classroom. Studies suggest that most new teachers believe having access to a mentor has the largest impact on developing their effectiveness as an educator.Reforming School Funding: A new measure creating two funding categories for schools, an education fund and an operations fund, will provide greater financial flexibility. Indiana invests over half of the state’s budget in K-12 education, but only 57 percent of school funding reaches classrooms. By allowing transfers between these two funds, schools will be able to direct more dollars where needed.Our students hold the keys to our state’s bright future and I am dedicated to supporting commonsense policies like these that help them grow and succeed.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Cedar Creek home with mountain and valley views hits the market

first_img57 Masseys Creek Court, Cedar Creek.The property, which has the potential to be built-in underneath, is located in a quiet cul-de-sac and is for sale for offers over $1,200,000. More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours ago57 Masseys Creek Court, Cedar Creek. Inside the stunning 57 Masseys Creek Court, Cedar Creek. 57 Masseys Creek Court, Cedar Creek.Mike Spillane, of Innov8 Property Sales Albany Creek, said the open plan living room had a traditional brick fireplace with a Jet Master combustion heater, matching internal rustic brick wall. And the expansive rear timber deck has a TV.Step outside this immaculate home and into the landscaped yard which features a creek frontage, a large paddock with a horse shelter, fire pit, a 50m flying fox and a water feature.Mr Spillane described the property as “breathtaking”.“The owners have told me that passers-by often stop and take photos, even before it was on the market,” he said. 57 Masseys Creek Court, Cedar Creek.This two-level home at Cedar Creek is picture perfect and sure to impress.With 360 degree mountain and valley views, the new owners will no doubt enjoy this four-bedroom, two-bathroom property at 57 Masseys Creek Court.last_img read more

‘STAY RESOLUTE VS LAWLESSNESS’: PNP Chief Gamboa wants intensified, focused offensive against Reds

first_img“Talagaang police ay nag aalay ng kanilangbuhay para ma-attain natin angmission natin na mapaya na bansa,”said Gamboa. Prior to his Reconnaissance Companyassignment, Espanto served as police chief of San Remigio, Antique. ILOILO City – The Philippine NationalPolice (PNP) is raring to launch intensified and focused operationsagainst the New People’s Army (NPA). The country’s top cop personally bestowedposthumous medal to slain cop. He also gave financial support to Espanto’sfamily through his wife Patrolman Ivy Rose who is assigned in Negros OccidentalPolice Office. Gamboa directed PRO-6 director, PoliceBrigadier General Rene Pamuspusan, to promote Espanto’s wife from Patrolman toPolice Corporal because when she applied for a promotion she was pregnant fortheir first child. The encounter happened at around 5:45p.m. on Some 20 policemen were attacked while on their way back to the townproper on foot after three days of anti-insurgency offensive operations. On Wednesday, NPA rebels and troops ofthe PRO-6 Regional Mobile Force Battalion 6 – Reconnaissance Company clashed inthe remote barangay of Aglobong. He said that Espanto was the 58thcasualty who fought against terrorist and illegal drugs since last year. Gamboa encouraged all police personnel stayresolute in the battle against lawlessness and terrorism and make Espanto’sdeath as inspiration as he offered his life for to the country to attain peace.  Delima said there had been frequentsightings of rebels in Barangay Aglobong which is geographically near BarangayAtimonan, Janiuay, an identified NPA-influenced area./PNcenter_img Gamboa was in this city yesterday tovisit Espanto’s wake in the chapel of the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6). The encounter lasted for some 30minutes, according to Police Captain Dadjie Delima, Janiuay police chief. Hewas unsure of the number of rebels. Espanto, a graduate of the PhilippineNational Police Academy, Batch 2015, died in the encounter site but his bodywas still taken to the Federico Roman Tirador Sr. Memorial District Hospital inJaniuay. He sustained a fatal gunshot wound on the right eye. Delima said the NPA rebels belonged tothe Jose Percival Estocada Command. He did not discount the possibility thatEspanto’s troops may have wounded or even killed some rebels, too, citingtrails of blood along the withdrawal path of the insurgents. No less than, PNP chief himself, PoliceGeneral Archie Gamboa, gave the order following an encounter between governmentforces and communist rebels in Barangay Aglobong, Janiuay, Iloilo, tragicallyending the life of Police Captain Efren Espanto Jr. Espanto was the lone police casualty. The PRO-6 deployed more troops toJaniuay following the encounter to run after the rebels. The Reconnaissance Company team leader,29-year-old Espanto of La Carlota City, Negros Occidental, died.last_img read more

TDCA Super 9 winners still to be decided after more than a week

first_imgBy Frederick HalleyTORONTO, Canada – History is in the making, or as a matter of fact it has been created. The final of the Toronto District Cricket Association (TDCA) Super 9 (the highest level within the league) took place at the Maple Leaf ground on Sunday, October 1, 2017. More than one week after, there hasn’t been an official winner.When the umpires pulled the bails at 19.03hrs because of bad light, based on the Duckworth Lewis (DL) system, Vikings should have been declared winners but after Centurion players and officials intervened, confusion reigned.The umpires thereafter retired to the clubhouse and after what seemed liked a mountainous task, allegedly told both teams that they will meet again the following day to further sort out the result. They apparently met but seemed incapable of arriving at a “verdict”.Reports indicated that the umpires were asked to submit a written report to the TDCA officials for them to rule on the matter and from all indications this report was submitted last Wednesday. In the meantime, Vikings skipper Royston Crandon, his Guyanese teammate Raj Nannan and Trinidadian Kamil Pooran had all departed for their respective destinations the day after the game.According to a reliable source, the TDCA officials have acknowledged receipt of the umpires’ report which shows that Vikings are the winners by four runs via the DL system. As the drama continues, the board officials are reportedly now asking for reports from the captains and have disclosed that they have already received one from Centurions skipper.Among the issues, the board officials reportedly are looking at, include why the game went past the 18:30hrs cut-off time, start time, delays and penalties although these were fully spelt out in the umpires’ report.A look at the TDCA website will reveal that the last posting on the game read: Centurions are chasing 264. Currently 191-5 after 41 overs. For whatever reason or reasons there were no further postings to date.However, the final scores in the 50-over affair were: Vikings 264 for seven in their allotted 50 overs, Centurions 233 for five in 47 overs.One is left to wonder why the umpires, who were solely in charge of the game, didn’t declare Vikings as winners and if Centurions weren’t happy with their rulings, they had the opportunity of protesting the decision but lo and behold, this wasn’t done.In the meantime, allegations abound about the behavioural patterns of Centurion players and supporters and many are of the view that this may have prompted the umpires from ruling against them. From all appearances, the TDCA board officials seem to be facing the same dilemma since they are still to make a decision.It should be noted that this game was replayed from the previous weekend when an incident involving a spectator from Centurions was accused of using pepper spray in the vicinity of two Vikings fielders, causing a stoppage and eventual end to the game. Police were summoned prompting an evacuation of the ground.Meanwhile, Vikings were indebted to a fine innings of 97 from Pooran and 44 from Crandon, who shared a brilliant sixth-wicket stand of 116 to ensure their team reached the respectable score. S. Kamal was undefeated on 102 when Centurions innings was halted.last_img read more

A nonfiction guide to South Africa’s 20 years

first_imgThe books team at the Sunday Times has put together a list of the top South African books that they believe give readers insight into the country’s transition into a free and democratic nation.Here we highlight the past 20 years of winners of the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award, South Africa’s premier literary award. Named for Alan Paton, author of Cry, The Beloved Country, the prize is given to books deemed to be outstanding works of non-fiction.Interested in South African novels? See Read your way through 20 years of democracy, which highlights 20 years of the best fiction writing.Highlights from 20 years of nonfiction1994Return to Paradise by Breyten Breytenbach (Human & Rousseau)South Africa heads toward majority rule, yet Breytenbach is far from optimistic about its future. He sees a civil war raging and the land awash in blood. A New York Times notable book of the year. Awarded the SundayTimes/Alan Paton Prize.1995Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela (Little, Brown)The riveting memoirs of South Africa’s first democratically elected president, Long Walk to Freedom recreates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela’s destiny.1996The Calling of Katie Makanya by Margaret McCord (New Africa Books)A moving, illuminating memoir that chronicles the life of an extraordinary woman who was born in 1873 in colonial South Africa and lived through the early years of apartheid to her death in 1955.1997The Seed is Mine by Charles van Onselen (Jonathan Ball)After years of interviews with Kas Maine and his neighbors, employers, friends, and family – a triumph of collaborative courage and dedication – Charles van Onselen has re-created the life of a man who struggled to maintain his family in a world dedicated to enriching whites and impoverishing blacks.1998Africa: A Biography of Continent by John Reader (Penguin)A one-volume history of Africa that starts in geological pre-history and the formation of the continent, spanning centuries, and ending with decolonisation and African nationalism. This massive book is the result of four years research, most of it in Africa.1999Bram Fischer: Afrikaner Revolutionary by Stephen Clingman (Jacana)In 1964 Bram Fischer led the defence of Nelson Mandela in the Rivonia Trial. Two years later, Fischer was himself sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for his political activities against the policies of apartheid. This meticulous and finely crafted biography follows a fascinating journey of conscience and personal transformation.2000Mandela: the Authorised Biography by Anthony Sampson (HarperCollins)Anthony Sampson first met Nelson Mandela in the 1950s – and was given complete access to all his personal papers, to the man himself, as well as to his friends and political associates, to write the full story of one of the world’s greatest leaders.2001A Mouthful of Glass by Henk van Woerden (Jonathan Ball)A short, tough story of the man who killed Hendrick Verwoed, the racist prime minister of South Africa, in 1966. Born in Mozambique of a Greek father and African mother, Demitrios Tsafendas was a man lost between the races, maddened by not knowing who or what he was.2002The Dressing Station by Jonathan Kaplan (Pan Macmillan)Surgeon Jonathan Kaplan has flown around the world on medical assignments, but as this debut book suggests, he never feels more engaged with life than when among the dying.2003Midlands by Johnny Steinberg (Jonathan Ball)In the spring of 1999, in the beautiful hills of the Kwa-Zulu-Natal midlands, a young white farmer is shot dead on the dirt road running from his father’s farmhouse to his irrigation fields. The murder is the work of assassins rather than robbers; a single shot behind the ear, nothing but his gun stolen, no forensic evidence like spent cartridges or fingerprints left at the scene. Journalist Jonny Steinberg travels to the midlands to investigate.2004A Human Being Died that Night by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela (New Africa Books)Eugene de Kock, commanding officer of apartheid death squads, is currently serving 212 years in prison for crimes against humanity. He was denied amnesty, while many of his former comrades walk free. Gobodo-Madikizela visited Pretoria’s maximum security prison to meet the man many know as Prime Evil. What followed was a journey into what it means to be human.2005The Number by Johnny Steinberg (Jonathan Ball)On 9 June 2003, a 43-year-old coloured man named Magadien Wentzel walked out of Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town. Behind him lay a lifelong career in the 28s, South Africa’s oldest and most reviled prison gang. In front of him lay the prospect of a law- abiding future – and life in a household of eight adults and six children, none of whom had a job. Jonny Steinberg met Wentzel in prison at the end of 2002. By the time Wentzel was released, he and Steinberg had spent more than 50 hours talking. The Number is an account of their conversations and of Steinberg’s journeys to the places and people of Wentzel’s past.2006Aids Safari by Adam Levin (Jonathan Ball)With searing honesty, tender prose and outrageous humour, Adam Levin takes us through the daily trials of living with AIDS, travelling from promiscuity and denial, through the terrors of imminent mortality to face the realities of his disease. Joint winner in 2006 of the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award with Witness to Aids by Edwin Cameron (Tafelberg).2007Portrait with Keys by Ivan Vladislavic (Umuzi)Through precisely crafted snapshots, Ivan Vladislavic observes the unpredictable, day- to-day transformation of his embattled city, Johannesburg. A dazzling portrait of a city – and an utterly true picture of the new South Africa.2008Thabo Mbeki: The Dream Deferred by Mark Gevisser (HarperCollins)Mark Gevisser’s profound psycho-political examination of Thabo Mbeki, South Africa’s second president. A brilliant but deeply flawed leader, Mbeki attempted to forge an identity for himself as the symbol of modern Africa in the long shadow of Nelson Mandela.2009In A Different Time by Peter Harris (Umuzi)Set in a South Africa gripped by unrest and political tension, when the ANC was in exile and repression at its height. It tells the story of four young South Africans – assassins who reported directly to Chris Hani – who embark on a mission that lands them on Death Row. This true account reveals the lengths people are prepared to go to to fight for what they believe, and the acts people will commit to preserve the status quo.2010The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law by Albie Sachs (Oxford University Press) From a young age, Albie Sachs played a prominent part in the struggle for justice in South Africa. As a result, he was detained in solitary confinement, tortured by sleep deprivation, and eventually blown up by a car bomb that cost him his right arm and the sight of an eye. His experiences provoked an outpouring of creative thought on the role of law as a protector of human dignity in the modern world, and a lifelong commitment to seeing a new era of justice established in South Africa.2011The Unlikely Secret Agent by Ronnie Kasrils (Jacana)This remarkable story of a young woman’s courage and daring at a time of increasing repression in apartheid South Africa is told here for the first time with great verve and elan by Eleanor Kasrils’s husband, “Red” Ronnie, who eventually became South Africa’s Minister of Intelligence Services in 2004.2012Stones Against the Mirror by Hugh Lewin (Umuzi)A brave and moving memoir which is both a family history and a story of friendship and betrayal between people caught up in the wrenching forces of South Africa’s struggle for freedom.2013Endings and Beginnings by Redi Tlhabi (Jacana)Redi Tlhabi makes the painful journey back to her death-marred childhood in Orlando, Soweto in the 1980s. A township under siege, Redi’s father is murdered – and the perpetrators never found. And then Redi meets Mabegzo: handsome, charming and smooth – and a rumoured gangster, murderer and rapist.Originally published by BooksLive. A selection republished here with kind permission.For the full list of both fiction and non-fiction titles – with short descriptions – visit the BooksLive blog at bookslive.co.za/blogTo download BooksLive‘s colourful infographic made up of the covers of the selected “notable reads” and prize winners as a high-res PDF, click here. To download a high-res image in jpg format, click here.last_img read more

HH Ferries Launches BatteryPowered Ferry Duo

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: HH Ferries Group Swedish HH Ferries Group has inaugurated the two ferries Aurora and Tycho Brahe as the world’s largest battery-powered passenger ferries on the route between Helsingborg, Sweden and Helsingör, Denmark.Held on November 9, the inauguration marks a milestone for the company’s green strategy, according to HH Ferries. The project reduces the company’s total emissions of CO2, NOx and particles by 65% when the two high-frequency ferries are powered by green electricity.The battery project on Tycho Brahe and Aurora has lasted more than three years, and with a financial scope of around SEK 300 million (USD 33.1 million), it represents HH Ferries Group’s largest single investment ever.  INEA, the European Union’s executive agency for innovation and network, has supported the project with around SEK 120 million.In each port, automatic land-based charging stations equipped with industrial robots perform theconnection and maximize the charging period to enable efficient charging of each vessel’s 640batteries within a few minutes.The batteries are located on top of the ferries along with two deckhouses for transformers, converters and cooling systems.HH Ferries operates the Helsingborg-Helsingör ferry route, transporting up to 50,000 passengers and 9,000 cars across Öresund on a daily basis.Separately, the company announced that, in an effort “to show that the journey towards becoming the most sustainable transport company in the region is serious,” it will also change its name to ForSea.“With battery-driven ferries we are taking a big step forward for less emissions, smoke and noise. And we will not compromise on efficiency,” Johan Röstin, CEO at HH Ferries Group, said.last_img read more