Three Donegal projects named as finalists in Good Causes Awards

first_imgThree Donegal organisations were today announced as regional winners and finalists in the National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2019.Donegal G.A.P Heritage and History Group; Liquid Therapy and Involve youth project, have beaten off stiff competition to be named amongst the thirty-six community groups, sports clubs and organisations from all over Ireland in this year’s finals.The Awards are aimed at honouring the inspiring work and achievements of thousands of projects, clubs and individuals from all over Ireland who with the help of National Lottery Good Causes funding have had an extraordinary impact on their local communities. Liquid Therapy is a not for profit foundation that provides ocean, surf, and water therapy for young people with physical, emotional, behavioural or intellectual needs. Good Causes funding allowed it to provide surf boards and body suits for a growing number of members. Liquid Therapy will be one of six finalists in the sport category.Donegal GAP History and Heritage Group, which is a finalist in the heritage category, is a non-profit voluntary community group primarily based in the Glenties, Ardara and Portnoo (GAP) areas of South West, Donegal. The group aims to research, develop, protect and promote the built heritage of GAP and the surrounding areas.Involve is a youth project with recognises the equality of the Traveller Community by providing programmes, initiatives and services that promote the participation and inclusion of the Traveller Community in Irish Society. Involve will be in the Youth category in the final.Each national category winner will receive €10,000 while the overall Good Cause of the Year will get an additional €25,000 on top of this. The winners will be announced at a Gala Awards event in the Clayton Burlington Hotel in Dublin on Saturday 2nd November.  Three Donegal projects named as finalists in Good Causes Awards was last modified: May 21st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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 GAP History and Heritage Groupinvolveliquid therapylast_img read more

Deadlock continues on Maharashtra government formation

first_imgAccording to government sources, the BJP has begun preparations for the swearing-in ceremony at Wankhede Stadium.The party is believed to have entrusted two senior leaders with making the required arrangements. A senior BJP leader said, “We are preparing for a swearing-in on November 5 or 7, just two days before the deadline to install a government. We hope the Sena will extend support by then as promised under the 50:50 formula.” Shiv Sena can form government without BJP, says Sanjay Raut Maharashtra could be headed for President’s Rule if the new government is not formed by November 7, senior BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar said on Friday. Mr. Mungantiwar said alliance talks between the BJP and the Shiv Sena were stalled because of Deepavali festivities and parleys will resume in two or three days. Mr. Mungantiwar made the comments in an interview to a Marathi TV channel.“People of Maharashtra have given the mandate not to any party but to the mahayuti. A new government will have to be in place within the stipulated time, or else the President will have to intervene. President’s Rule will be imposed if the government formation doesn’t happen in the given time,” he said.It has been eight days since the Assembly poll results were declared, but a new government has not been formed in Maharashtra as the saffron allies in the mahayuti are unable to decide who should become the Chief Minister.The term of the 13th Assembly ends on November 9. In 1999 and 2004, government formation was delayed for over two weeks when the then victorious allies — the Congress and the NCP — could not agree on a power-sharing arrangement.Under Article 356 of the Constitution, the President can take over the administration of a State if the Governor submits a report stating that the Assembly is unable to elect a leader as Chief Minister for a time prescribed by the Governor. The longest duration that Maharashtra was under President’s Rule was for 112 days in 1980. The then Assembly was dissolved on February 17, 1980, despite the then chief minister Sharad Pawar enjoying majority support in the House.Also Readlast_img read more

21 days agoLazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic plays down Euro heroics

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic plays down Euro heroicsby Carlos Volcano21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic played down his heroics for their 2-1 Europa League win over Rennes.Milinkovic-Savic came off the bench, scored the equaliser and provided the assist for Ciro Immobile’s winner at the Olimpico.“I didn’t change the game, it was the whole team that raised the tempo. The first half was not the performance we wanted, but we won and can now prepare for Celtic,” the Serb told Sky Sport Italia.“The lads wanted to give their all, we weren’t able to in the first half, but the game lasts 90 minutes and it was important to get the points.“It’s especially important to win when you don’t necessarily play well. We now have two wins in a row under our belts and hope to get a third with Bologna this weekend.” last_img read more

Video: Mike Davis’ Family Goes Nuts After He Gets Call From San Francisco 49ers

first_imgMike Davis on the phone with the 49ers on draft day.Mike Davis NFL Phone CallFormer South Carolina running back Mike Davis is off to San Francisco to become the newest member of the 49ers’ backfield. Davis was taken in the fourth round of this past weekend’s draft as the 125th pick overall. When he received the call from the team, his family, as you’ll see below, was beyond excited. Verizon captured the moment and put it on YouTube – check it out:Davis should help fill a void, now that longtime 49er Frank Gore is gone. Davis is also excited about getting to watch Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry play in person, for what it’s worth. oh man i get to see @StephenCurry30 play now !!!— IG MikeDavisRB (@MikeDavisRB) May 4, 2015In his three years at South Carolina, Davis racked up over 2,400 yards and 22 touchdowns.last_img read more

Moloy Ghatak hands over cheques to Samajik Suraksha Yojana beneficiaries

first_imgKolkata: State minister for Labour Moloy Ghatak handed over cheques to the beneficiaries under Samajik Suraksha Yojana, 2017, on Thursday.The programme was held at Mysore Hall in South Kolkata under Rashbehari Assembly constituency and was organised by MLA and state Power minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay. It may be mentioned that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has instructed all the MLAs to hold camps in their respective areas, to give cheques to the beneficiaries. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaThe schemes are meant for people representing unorganised sectors. There are Provident Fund facilities for the beneficiaries, along with health scheme, security schemes for the construction and transport workers and schemes for bidi workers. The beneficiaries should be between 18 and 60 years of age and they should be residents of Bengal. The children of the parents working in the unorganised sectors get financial assistance from the state government. They are given training in different vocation courses. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayUnder the Provident Fund scheme, the beneficiaries will have to give Rs 25 per month, while the state government will provide another Rs 30 per month. After attaining the age of 60 years, the beneficiaries will get the money, along with interest. In case a beneficiary dies accidentally, the family members or nominees will get Rs 2 lakh and in case of any disability, they will get Rs 50,000. Ghatak said the schemes have become very popular among the people working in the unorganised sectors and added that the schemes have been framed following the initiative taken by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Chattopadhyay reiterated that there was huge response among the beneficiaries and said that the state Labour department is conducting massive awareness campaigns so that information about the schemes reaches the lowest strata.last_img read more

Chief medical officer of Health says H1N1 vaccine is safe and only

first_imgAPTN National NewsOn Tuesday we told you how an outbreak of flu in the Northwest Territories has health authorities scrambling to keep up.Making matters worse, rumors on social media that the vaccine might cause harm.APTN’s Wayne Rivers is in Yellowknife and files this report.last_img

Series against Ferris State may determine Buckeyes fate in CCHA Tournament

Win both games and Ohio State might get a first-round bye. If not, it might be heading back to Alaska. That is the reality for the OSU men’s hockey team in its Thursday and Friday matchups against Ferris State. With the Buckeyes (15-15-3, 10-13-3 CCHA) able to finish anywhere from fourth to ninth in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association standings, there will be a lot on the line. But coach Mark Osiecki isn’t looking at it that way. “It’s kind of like the Green Bay Packers’ get-to-playoff mentality,” he said, referring to the team that was last to make the playoffs in the NFC and went on to win the Super Bowl. “Let’s keep on moving forward.” The Buckeyes sit in ninth place and, to move up in the standings, will need to beat Ferris State twice and will need Western Michigan, Northern Michigan, University of Alaska and Lake Superior State to lose. A team that wins a game receives three points toward the conference standings, and with only four points separating seeds five through nine, the potential for a bye is there. The top five seeds in the CCHA receive a first-round bye, so getting six points is crucial. “We have to win both games this weekend,” senior forward C.J. Severyn said. “Nothing less.” If the team loses, it could possibly head back to Alaska for the CCHA Tournament. The last time the Buckeyes made the more-than-3,000-mile trip to Alaska, they lost both games in the series, giving up six goals in the second game. “It could mean … we get a first-round bye or fly back to Alaska,” Severyn said. “It’s an incentive to do well.” Osiecki said his players are anxious to get back on the ice and will continue only to focus on what they can control. “They are tired of practicing. … They are just ready to play,” he said. “We worry about ourselves and go from there.” Senior forward Kyle Reed said he knows this series is do or die and the team has to be on top of its game. “I just want to leave everything on the ice,” he said. The Buckeyes, who have an unusual Thursday-Friday series, will have the chance to sit back and watch the games on Saturday to learn their CCHA Tournament fate. If OSU receives a first-round bye it will begin CCHA Tournament play March 11-13. If not, it will play March 4-6. This week’s series against Ferris State has the Buckeyes and Bulldogs facing off Thursday and Friday at the Schottenstein Center. Both games are scheduled to start at 7:05 p.m. read more

Mens Soccer Ohio States season comes to an end with 31 loss

Ohio State junior defender Osman Fofanah dribbles past Rutgers defenders during the second half of the Ohio State-Rutgers game on Sep. 30. Ohio State lost 3-2. Credit: Cody Mefferd | For the LanternThe Ohio State men’s soccer team (1-15-2, 0-8-1 Big Ten) saw one of the toughest seasons in program history come to an end on Saturday afternoon at the hands of Northwestern (6-8-5, 1-5-3 Big Ten) in the No. 8-No. 9 seed matchup in the opening round of the Big Ten tournament. The Buckeyes went ahead early in the 17th minute on a goal from redshirt junior forward Jake Scheper, his second goal of the season.Scheper took a pass from junior defender Osman Fofanah and volleyed a lob shot past Northwestern’s sophomore goalkeeper Miha Miskovic. It was all Northwestern from there on out. The Wildcats found three goals from their midfield to seal the victory. Junior midfielder Sean Lynch, senior midfielder Camden Buescher and junior midfielder Matt Moderwell tallied the goals for Northwestern.Buescher and Moderwell are the two leading scorers for the Wildcats, and they provided the punch that is expected from them, as they iced the game with goals in the 78th minute and 88th minute respectively. Ohio State took the early lead not only on the scoreboard, but on the stat sheet. The Buckeyes outshot Northwestern 7-4 in the opening 45 minutes. Five minutes after the Scheper goal, Northwestern found the equalizer when Lynch scored his first goal of the season to tie it at 1-1. Despite the match being tied at the half, the opening 45 minutes seemed to put the Buckeyes in a good position to win just their second match of the season, allowing them to live and fight another day. Saturday’s match turned out to be a tale of two halves. Northwestern found its footing and pulled away from the Buckeyes, outscoring Ohio State 2-0 in the second half and outshooting the Buckeyes 7-5. Miskovic and Ohio State redshirt junior goalkeeper Parker Siegfried both made three saves on the afternoon. Northwestern will advance to play No. 1 seed Indiana in the Big Ten quarterfinals. read more

Ramsey Next chapter at Juventus

first_imgAaron Ramsey has officially said goodbye to Arsenal fans after 11 years of service to the club.The Wales international’s contract with the Gunners expires in June and he has already signed a new deal with the Bianconeri.Ramsey joined Arsenal from Cardiff FC back in 2008 and has gone on to win trophies with the club.“As you may have already heard, I have agreed on a pre-contract with Juventus Football Club,” wrote Ramsey on Instagram and cited on Football Italia.“I wanted to issue a personal statement for all the Arsenal fans who have been extremely loyal and supportive.“You welcomed me as a teenager and have been there for me through all the highs and lows I’ve encountered during my time at the club.“It is with a heavy heart that I leave after 11 incredible years in North London. Thank you.English Premier League flops of the week Taimoor Khan – August 25, 2019 The third round of English Premier League football is pretty much over and we need to take a look at players and coaches who…“I will continue to give the team 100% and hope to finish the season strongly, before heading on to my next chapter in Turin. Kind regards, Aaron.”His contract with Juventus runs to June 2023 and there is a €3.7m signing on fee.Arsenal are currently in a fierce three-horse race with United and Chelsea for a Champions League position.last_img read more

Texas Trip Addressed Tech and Port Opportunities for Grand Bahama

first_imgPhoto caption: Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of The Prime Minister, Senator Kwasi Thompson said the business and investment trip to Texas led by Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis was primarily to promote Grand Bahama as a great place in which to invest.(BIS Photo/Lisa Davis) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 29, 2018 – Grand Bahama – Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson says that the recent investment and business opportunity trip to Texas, led by Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis, speaks to the fact that the Prime Minister of The Bahamas is committed to reviving Grand Bahama.Senator Thompson noted the purpose of the trip was to principally market Grand Bahama.  This, according to Minister Thompson, proves that the country’s leader is still focused on promoting Grand Bahama and helping to revive its economy.“The Prime Minister has always been focused on Grand Bahama and on promoting the island of Grand Bahama,” noted Senator Thompson.During the trip Minister Thompson noted that the delegation met with the Governor of Texas, the Texas Chamber of Commerce, with investors, business executives, as well as with a group of Bahamian diaspora.  One of the features of the trip was a meeting the delegation held with a number of executives from tech companies, including Google, Del, HP, Gearbox and a number of other companies, including reps from Silicon Valley.“We were able to give them a good, detailed presentation about the benefits of doing business in Grand Bahama,” said Minister Thompson.  “I believe that we accomplished that purpose, which was to begin to strengthen relationships with those tech companies.“It was important for us to get the message out that Grand Bahama was opened for business.  It is important to get the message out that we want to invite these companies to come to the Bahamas, but more importantly, we’re doing this because we want to be able to create more opportunities for Bahamians.  “That has to be the key focus, which is to create the environment that provides an opportunity for Bahamians.”The meeting with Tech executives falls in line with Minister Thompson’s push to make Grand Bahama the Tech Hub for The Bahamas.  Minister Thompson said that many of the Tech Executives in Texas said that they had heard of Grand Bahama’s first technology Summit, and they spoke highly of the reports they had received. Minister Thompson says this bodes well for the second Tech Summit set for Grand Bahama this year.Minister Thompson said that another major meeting in Texas, which can have direct investment opportunity for Grand Bahama, was the meeting they had with executives of the Port of Houston.“They made a very detailed presentation to us and we began the dialogue of how we here in Freeport, with our Container Port and the GB Shipyard, could partner with them to have mutual exchange, which we hope would lead to more opportunities here in Grand Bahama,” said Minister Thompson.While in Houston, the Bahamian delegation was able to meet with Bahamians living in Texas, and were pleased to find out that there were a number of Bahamians living in the Houston area who were interested in doing projects in Grand Bahama.“The trip overall, we believe was a success. But the real success will come in the results. We are hopeful that we will see some positive results from this trip.”Minister Thompson noted that followup with the companies and individuals whom they met in Texas, has already begun.  Although he says, it’s still at the early stages.”By: Andrew Coakley (BIS) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items:last_img read more