This initiative is in honour of the Kelly family, who tragically lost two sons –Thomas and Stuart – four years apart.Then-18-year-old Thomas was the victim of coward-punch killer Kieran Loveridge in Kings Cross in 2012; Stuart took his own life one year ago, also at the age of 18, after not only losing his brother but having to deal with the fallout including being victimised over the State Government’s introduction of lockout laws in the wake of the initial tragedy.Thomas and Stuart’s parents, Ralph and Kathy, have since launched the Thomas Kelly Youth Foundation and partnered with the two clubs and the NRL to celebrate Stay Kind day.The initiative is about kindness and respect towards all people, and fostering a supportive environment in all aspects of life and community.”We’ve got an enormous amount of respect for the Kelly family and the way they’ve handled themselves through such a difficult time is a huge credit to them,” Eels skipper Tim Mannah said at Monday’s launch.”To have this Stay Kind initiative, it’s great we can get involved in it, two teams that can celebrate the day and really encourage people to understand it.”The two clubs have a great rivalry and a great history. Whenever we play each other it’s always a good game so we’re hoping it’s a big turnout; one for the game, but two to get behind this initiative and really support it.”The match – which will take place two days before the one-year anniversary of Stuart’s death – highlights the poignancy of the date for the Kelly family.”The courage they’ve shown throughout everything that’s been thrown at them has been huge,” Manah continued.”We’ve got a lot of respect for them and we’re really hoping the fans, even if you don’t support two teams can really come and support a great initiative.”Playing professional sport can really bring the community together. When the rugby league community decides to support something they do a great job of getting behind it and I really hope they can do the same thing with this great initiative.”Tigers back-rower Chris Lawrence said the issue of suicide was one particularly close for the Concord club, who experienced the tragedy of losing promising youngster Mosese Fotuiaka to suicide in 2013.”It’s obviously a big problem in society, youth suicide, and to promote the message of staying kind and respect and kindness in all aspects of life is massive,” Lawrence said.”I think this is why particularly the Wests Tigers wanted to jump on board, obviously we have a bit of a past with Mosese back in 2013 so not only within football clubs but society in general it’s a massive issue that needs more attention and if this is some small way we can shine a bit more light on it then that’s a small [contribution] on our behalf.”Halfback Luke Brooks agreed the chance to be involved meant plenty to the club and the players.”It did affect us a couple of years ago. It’s a great cause and I’m glad the Tigers and Parra as well are getting behind it and hopefully we can get a full stadium out there,” Brooks said. Photo: Copyright Wests Tigers media. (Luke Brooks and Chris Lawrence with the Stay Kind Cup).
CONTINUING THE WORK FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida (CMC): Newly appointed captain Carlos Brathwaite leads a powerful West Indies team against India in two T20 Internationals in South Florida this weekend. “I am very excited. It is a very big honour to captain the West Indies,” said Brathwaite during a news conference yesterday. “I am just excited to get on the park, start and lead a great bunch of guys into what we hope would be a series win.” The groundbreaking encounters between the two top-rated T20 rivals have been planned as an annual affair in an attempt to take cricket to America. The matches signal the end of the Darren Sammy era following his controversial sacking from the West Indies team after leading the side to two World Cup titles. “I think his (Brathwaite’s) main mindset is that we have to continue where Sammy left us and the good work that Sammy did in this position,” said West Indies head coach Phil Simmons. “I think that’s the mindset of all players – that we have to continue the work we did in the [T20] World Cup and before that.” Sammy has been replaced by the big-hitting Trinidad and Tobago all-rounder Kieron Pollard, who is looking to return to form after a less than outstanding Indian Premier League (IPL) and Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Brathwaite’s outfit includes the likes of flamboyant opener Chris Gayle, allrounder AndrÈ Russell, and spinner Sunil Narine. Russell scored a 44-ball 100 with 11 sixes to lead Jamaica Tallawahs to their second CPL title while Narine took 14 wickets in the CPL and also finished as the second-highest wicket-taker in the tri-series against South Africa and Australia in June. “I don’t think there’s much to be said about AndrÈ. Once he is on the pitch, he just gives everything and he’s always going to be a main player for us. Once he starts, with either bat or ball, we are in a position of winning,” said Simmons. The Windies squad also features Johnson Charles, the second-highest run-scorer in the CPL; AndrÈ Fletcher; Lendl Simmons and legspinner Samuel Badree, the No. 1 ranked bowler in T20Is. “West Indies is an extraordinary team in the limited-overs format,” said Indian T20 captain MS Dhoni. “Sometimes, having one allrounder can give you balance. They have two or three. Power-hitters become crucial in the smaller formats, and they have so many of them. They also play an entertaining brand of cricket, so it will be a challenge for us.” Their most recent meeting was in the semi-final of the T20 World Cup when West Indies chased down 193 to win in the final over. “Let’s just find a way to win both these games and make the people of the Caribbean proud. We just won the World Cup in India and we played India and beat India en route to that,” said Brathwaite, who has played only eight T20Is so far and played only the first of the four Tests against India, scoring 0 and an unbeaten 51. The Caribbean side, currently in third position, can move to second spot in the International Cricket Council’s official Twenty20 rankings once they can make a clean sweep of their two-match series against India. “West Indies have always been a tough side. They are the T20 world champions. They are quality cricketers and have shown consistently how good they are,” said India coach Anil Kumble. The matches are being played on Saturday and Sunday at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium, which recently hosted matches in the fourth edition of the CPL.
The non-compliant posture demonstrated by some budget line institutions have been responsible for the improper monitoring of money appropriated to those institutions in the national budget. This complaint is expected to be contained in a prepared report by the Senate Subcommittee on Expenditure and Appropriation, headed by Grand Bassa County Senator Nyonblee Karnga-Lawrence.The office of Senator Lawrence told the Daily Observer recently that the Subcommittee has been able to make some gains, but despite those commendable gains there are still many challenges from several expenditure and appropriation institutions that have either refused or reneged on submitting requested documents.Before the constitution of the subcommittee, it was impossible to obtain performance reports from institutions appearing for budget hearings, especially before the Senate. “But since our appointment, every effort is being applied to ensure that institutions appearing for the next budget hearing will come well prepared and in full compliance showing how they expended what was appropriated to their respective institutions during the previous budget,” Senator Lawrence said.When the subcommittee submits its First Quarter Budget Performance Review report to the Legislature before the end of February, it will remind the Senate plenary about some courses of action it has taken, including its engagements with expenditure institutions of government requesting them to submit for assessment and analysis, program budgeting plans, performance reports and expenditure reports that were submitted to the Legislative Budget Office, which enabled it to conduct the current performance review.Though she chairs the committee on Post and Telecommunications, Senator Lawrence has hinted to this paper that she will exert extra attention to the subcommittee, knowing how much frustration members of Ways, Means, Finance and Budget Committees of the two Houses regularly experience with noncompliant institutions.“It does not augur well for institutions to receive money during appropriation, but those institutions cannot produce a line of report on expenditure,” Senator Lawrence said.The subcommittee, whose membership also includes the chairman of the Senate Committee on Ways, Means, Finance and Budget, Senator Edward Boakai Dagoseh, will recommend some stringent measures, such as noncompliant institutions not getting their 2017/2018 budget approved until the requested reports are fully submitted. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Donegal students have picked up top science awards as more than 230 second level pupils from all over Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo, and Cavan showcased their impressive scientific discoveries and explorations at SciFest@IT Sligo.The show was part of a series of one-day science fairs that will take place this year at Institutes of Technology across the country.Almost 100 science projects were displayed at SciFest@IT Sligo with the students delving into a range of investigations. The Intel Best Project Award winners were Blacklion students Linda and Clare Dolan from St Clare Comprehensive School, Manorhamilton, for their project entitled “To Investigate the energy value of briquettes from cow manure”.The PharmaChemical Ireland Chemistry Award was won by Roise McGagh and Catherine Cleary from Magh Ene College, Bundoran, Co. Donegal with their project entitled “Cloud Chambers and how they work”.Meanwhile, their classmates Ryan O’Sullivan and Dara Sweeney won first Place in the Intermediate Life Science category for their project entitled “An investigation into the effect of playing video games on eye sight”.SciFest co-ordinator and IT Sligo lecturer, Dr Bill Crowe, said; SciFest@IT Sligo encourages students of varying abilities to develop an interest in science through the investigation of interests and activities from their everyday lives. “SciFest is a great opportunity for students to develop their research and problem solving skills on subject matters that interest them. We value the opportunity to welcome so many secondary school students on to our campus for the event every year; it is our hope that participating in this event will give them an early interest in science and technology. Commenting on recent figures from the CAO, Dr Crowe said that secondary students are choosing courses are opting for STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics) related subjects more and more. “Job prospects for graduates of science and technology are very good and that is reflected in CAO figures nationally, with almost a 20 per cent increase in these areas noted already in the last year,” he said.“Our science courses have seen an increase in popularity this year also; the BSc in Pharmaceutical Science was up 30 per cent on last year alone. Abbott Ireland’s announcement in February that they are investing €85 million in their Sligo operation is a huge vote of confidence in the sector and in our graduates,” he said.Students attending SciFest@ IT Sligo were also given a tour of the campus at IT Sligo that included demonstrations in science and robotics laboratories and a unique insight into games technology. IT Sligo has the second largest school of science in the Institute of Technology sector in Ireland, with a wide range of courses for students to choose from from Higher Certificate right up to Masters and PhD level.Sheila Porter, SciFest Project Manager, said, “SciFest is a fun and exciting way to encourage an interest in science at school level. I would like to thank all of our partners including Intel, Discover Science and Engineering, BT, Abbott Ireland, PharmaChemical Ireland, SEAI and all the Institutes of Technology. Without their support, none of this would be possible.”PIX TOP: The PharmaChemical Ireland Chemistry Award at SciFest2012@IT Sligo was won by Rosie McGagh and Catherine Cleary from Magh Ene College, Bundoran, Co. Donegal.BELOW: Ryan O’Sullivan and Dara Sweeney from Magh Ene College, Bundoran, Co. Donegal won first Place in the Intermediate Life Science category at SciFest2012@IT Sligo.Pictured are Conor Sheerin. Dylan Stuhard and Nathan McGowan from Magh Ene College, Bundoran with their project ‘To investigate the effect of spoilers on cars while driving’’.Overall winners of the Intel Best Project Award winners were Blacklion students Linda and Clare Dolan from St Clare Comprehensive School, Manorhamilton, for their project entitled “To Investigate the energy value of briquettes from cow manure”.More info:SciFestSciFest is a series of one day science fairs funded by Intel Ireland and Discover Science and Engineering as project partners and hosted nationwide by the Institutes of Technology and the University of Ulster. The inaugural SciFest was held in the Institute of Technology, Tallaght, Dublin in 2006 and SciFest was launched nationwide in September 2007. 14 Institutes of Technologies and the University of Ulster will all host SciFest science fairs in 2012. About Discover Science and EngineeringDiscover Science and Engineering is the national integrated awareness programme, managed by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) on behalf of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. Its objectives are to increase the number of students studying the physical sciences, to promote a positive attitude to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and to foster a greater understanding of science and its value to society. For further information please visit www.discover-science.ie. About IntelIntel Ireland is one of the largest Intel manufacturing sites outside of the United States. As an innovation and technology company Intel is committed to the education of the next generation of technology innovators. Competitions such as SciFest promote the types of learning and skill sets that Ireland needs to succeed in the 21st century, namely collaborative learning, critical thinking, problem solving, research methodologies and communications. For further information please visitwww.intel.ie.DONEGAL STUDENTS COME OUT TOP AT SLIGO IT SCIFEST was last modified: May 11th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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 STUDENTS COME OUT TOP AT SLIGO IT SCIFEST
A Donegal radio reporter’s interview with a terrified pensioner during the Belfast riots has been played around the world.Well-known BBC reporter Kevin Sharkey was at the scene when the elderly man tried to get through blockades to visit his sick wife in hospital.The man pleaded to be allowed through to visit his wife, who has cancer, but he was jeered by the protesters and turned back. “If you’re wife was dying what would you be doing. Take yourselves home and have a bit of respect for people,” the distressed pensioner pleaded.The men could be heard mocking the pensioner singing “cheerio, cheerio, cheerio.”BBC reporter Sharkey, a former Highland Radio reporter from Annagry in West Donegal, had his interview broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster.He then tweeted the audio footage of the disgusting encounter. And within minutes the piece was being retweeted around the globe.Among those who was first to comment on the sickening encounter was Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin. DONEGAL REPORTER’S FOOTAGE OF BELFAST RIOTS GOES GLOBAL was last modified: January 13th, 2013 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:BBC Radio UlsterBelfast riotsKevin Sharkey
Scor Na NogCongratulations to Evan carron Kee won the county final of Scor na nOg and will go on to represent his club and county in the Ulster semi finals. Evan performed the powerful speech made by Patrick Pearce in 1915 at O Donavan Rossa’s graveside, the competition was tough but Evan’s performance was faultless. Well done from the club and good luck in the Ulster semi finals. Lotto & 100+Club ResultsNumbers Drawn 8,2,5,3,4,6,7,1 There was no winning sequence.Charlie Doherty The Garrison was the lucky Dip winner of €30Next weeks jackpot is €5,925This weeks luck winner of the 100+ Club was number 18 Helen Bradley Garrison HillAnnual Quiz The club will hold its annual quiz in aid of underage development this Saturday in the clubhouse at 9.30pm Teams of 4 €20 refreshments will be served.End Of Year Underage PartyThanks very much to everyone for their help at the very enjoyable end of year fun day run last saturday for saturday morning training groups. Thanks to Andy Doherty and Yes Chef for the lovely food provided on the day. Also a big thanks to all the managers and coaches for all their hard work and commitment throughout the year. The underage presentation takes place this Sunday 22nd at 3pm in the clubhouse.Underage PresentationsThis years underage presentations will take place this Sunday in the clubhouse at 3pm. Everyone from under 6 up to under 16 boys and girls please attend.Club AGM’s The club minor board and senior AGM will take place on Sunday 5th December with the minor board AGM at 3pm followed by the senior board AGM at 5pm Anyone intersted in taking up a position on either board or helping out with the underage teams please come along also.Annual BazaarThe clubs annual monster Christmas Bazaar will take place on Sunday the 13th of December. There will be a meeting this Thursday at 9.30pm in Brownes Bar to organise the event. Please attend as there is a lot of work in organising this important fundraising event.Other News The club would like to congratulate Shephen Mc Menamin and wish him the best of luck on being selected for the Donegal squad. A great achievement.GAA NEWS: DETAILS OF RED HUGHS AGM ANNOUNCED was last modified: November 17th, 2015 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:GAASport
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week SOUTH EL MONTE — Come out and plant some trees and “Make a Difference.” Earthworks Enterprises is sponsoring a day of tree-planting from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the urban farm in the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area. If you would like to help, get a shovel and go to the urban farm next door to the Ramada Inn, 1089 Santa Anita Ave. For more information, call (562) 696-6271. Sorensen Library book sale this Saturday WHITTIER –Friends of the Sorensen Library-Whittier will hold a used book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the library, 11405 Rosehedge Drive. Pick from a large collection of children’s books, books for grown-ups, magazines and paperbacks — all at bargain prices. Proceeds from the sale are used to purchase supplies and to support library programs. For more information, call (626) 699-7555. Recycling containers for motor oil available LA MIRADA –Residents of La Mirada can receive free recycling containers in which to place used motor oil to help reduce pollution. The containers are available at the city’s Public Works Department, 15515 Phoebe Ave. Take the filled containers to recycling centers at Auto Zone, 12329 La Mirada Blvd.; Kragen Auto Parts, 14141 Imperial Highway; Lowery’s Union 76, 14152 E. Imperial Highway; and Pep Boys, 14207 Rosecrans Blvd. For more information, call (562) 902-2385. Norwalk’s Halloween parade is Saturday NORWALK –Everyone is invited to the 24th annual Arturo Sanchez Sr. Halloween Parade beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday at Pioneer Boulevard and Mapledale St. The parade ends at Hermosillo Park, 11959 162nd St. Jim Hill of CBS Channel 2 is this year’s grand marshal. The entire Norwalk community is invited to dress in costumes and participate in the event. For more information, call (562) 929-5702. Work on bridge halted for lack of permits PICO RIVERA –Caltrans officials said Thursday they need clearance from several government agencies before they can resume work to reopen the bridge on Rosemead Boulevard in the Whittier Narrows Recreation area. Officials were awaiting the approval of environmental permits from state Fish and Game, the Regional Water Quality Control Board and the Army Corps of Engineers. The bridge has been closed since Monday’s rains. Rancho Los Amigos to give tips on medicines LA MIRADA — A free lecture on the benefits and risks of over-the-counter medications will be given at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the La Mirada Activity Center, 13810 La Mirada Blvd. Doctors from Rancho Los Amigos Rehabilitation Center will speak on over-the-counter medications and alternatives, including home remedies to treat minor aches, pains and nonserious illnesses. For more information, call (562) 902-3160. — From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORWALK — A man was wounded Thursday in a vehicle-to-vehicle shooting in Norwalk, the Sheriff’s Department reported. Paramedics sent to the 10800 block of Van Rutten Street at 10:07 a.m. took the victim to a hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound, according to the county Fire Department. Sgt. Victor Sotelo of the sheriff’s Norwalk Station said the condition of the man was not known. Tree planting slated at Whittier Narrows
Voodoo Lounge in Letterkenny is looking for an experienced bar person to work in the voodoo lounge cocktail bar and the brand new vintage cocktail bar.Voodoo and Vintage are busy bars looking for a cocktail mixer.The ideal candidate will be working very closely with myself and the other cocktail team members in an award winning cocktail bar.Cocktail experience is preferred yet but if someone has enough bar experience and a keen interest in cocktails and willing to learn, we will provide training. This is a great opportunity to kick start a career in mixology and gain skills that money couldn’t buy.Voodoo lounge cocktail bar is one of the busiest cocktail bars in Ireland at the moment ( we won best sales on cocktails in Ireland last year ) some times we can make up to 200 mojitos in one night, that’s alot of mint… 🙂Applicants can email a cv or if you don’t have a cv drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org JOB VACANCY: VOODOO LOUNGE LOOKING FOR A COCKTAIL MIXER! was last modified: June 18th, 2014 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:donegalmixologistVacancyVoodoo Lounge
“We aren’t going to convince them and they aren’t going to convince us,” said Vittorio Maestro of Natural History magazine, quoted at the end of a piece entitled, “US scientists battle over challenge to Darwinism” in ABC News Online. The article gave quite a bit of space to quotes by Michael Behe and Jonathan Wells, proponents of Intelligent Design (ID). The only rebuttals from Darwinists consisted of religious arguments: e.g., claiming that ID is inherently religious or motivated by the Christian right, and that it is not scientific by definition: for example, a dismissive statement by John Marburger, “I don’t regard intelligent design as a scientific topic.” In the Wichita Eagle, pro-ID writer John Calvert made a case that the “Science, religion debate [is] asking the wrong question.” The paper gave him a respectable byline: “John Calvert of Lake Quivira is managing director of Intelligent Design Network Inc., an organization that seeks institutional objectivity in origins science.”Both these articles gave ID a respectful forum. Neither of them quoted a Darwinist able to answer the scientific questions. The ABC article explained Behe’s claim about the complexity of the bacterial flagellum and molecular machines being inexplicable by Darwinian mutation and natural selection. The wimpy counterargument was, merely, “Darwinists, who still comprise the large majority of scientists, say Professor Behe and others are simply appropriating what is yet unknown to conclude that it must be created by a higher intelligence.” This is a tacit admission that they have no answer. Instead, the Darwinists show obstinacy and unwillingness to think. Maestro’s statement, “We aren’t going to convince them and they aren’t going to convince us,” conveys a spirit of cold war, not negotiation. The statement is not symmetric. It’s not that the I.D. scientists are equally dogmatic; they are the ones willing to debate, and trying to get these issues out on the table for consideration. It’s the Darwin Party that has no scientific response to the design arguments and refuses to consider them on a priori philosophical grounds. Some churchmen in 17th century Europe refused to look through Galileo’s telescope for fear it would jeopardize their views. Now, the roles are reversed. Some naturalistic scientists are figuratively refusing to look through Behe’s microscope at the irreducible complexity of molecular machines. To avoid looking like modern dogmatists, the Darwinists need to debate and show their explanatory muscle. They either need to provide detailed mechanisms by which specified complexity could arise – and did arise – by natural means, or else concede that they are beholden to a philosophical preference. Only unequivocal success at the former approach will permit them any claim to privilege in academic circles.(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0