Hundreds of children poured into the West Demerara Secondary School (WDSS) on Friday to participate in the Education Ministry’s second annual Career Fair 2018 as part of Education Month activities.Held under the theme: “Predict your future by creating it”, the event materialised under the umbrella of the Guidance and Counseling Department to expose senior secondary school students on career paths that can be pursued.Some of the partnering stakeholders included the Guyana School of Agriculture, the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE), the University of Guyana (UG), the Guyana Forestry Commission, the Georgetown School of Nursing, the Rajiv Gandhi School of Medicine, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and the National Library among others.While interacting with representatives of the various booths, students from as far as Wakenaam Island were engaged in discussions pertaining to their career choice, while being entertained by popular calypso rhythms from the WDSS band.Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) Regional Education Officer (REDO), Anessta Douglas, expounded on the importance of such events, noting that, “It is important for us to ensure that our learners are given the best opportunities to progress into the future and to help them with important and relevant choices.”Senior Guidance and Counselling Officer, Priscilla Gonsalves also gave insight into the fair which highlighted the main goal as making interventions for students to make good decisions when choosing a career path. According to Gonsalves, this will ensure that responsible youths are created to lead Guyana.Guyana Times spoke to representatives from some of the institutions which students can attend after completing their Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination to pursue courses and specified training.Shazam Somwar, of Greenheart Medical University stated, “The programmes that we offer include four and five-year programmes. We currently have approximately 125 students pursuing studies with us in the medical field. We always push our students to do better and we have some of the best lecturers around.”At the Cacique Accounting Centre booth, Joshua Bissoon indicated that the institute focuses on accounting and finance courses. He said, “It is very, very important no matter which sector you operate in because with any organisation, you need money to operate.”At Nations Inc, Felicia Mohamed and Joanne Andrews were present to greet students with flyers and educational aids on some of the business and law certificates which can be obtained.“We have a whole lot of courses here so we’re basically here to promote the ‘A’ levels which is our Sixth Form and the pre-law. We also have courses from ACCA, ABE, the Cambridge University, University of London, University of Bedfordshire and [Project Management Institute] PMI.”At the Leonora and Technical Vocational Training Centre, skills training are offered for persons of all ages in carpentry and joinery, metal work, engineering, electrical installation, plumbing, agriculture machinery, welding and motor vehicle works.
“Youth Explosion” is the theme for a mini-retreat and services for teens and young adults, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today; 7:45 and 10:55a.m. Sunday and 7p.m. Monday-Friday, Calvary Baptist Church of Pacoima, 12928 Vaughn St. Call (818) 899-5818. “Focus on Shavuot-Pentecost,” 10:45a.m. today, Adat Y’Shua Messianic Jewish Congregation, meeting at 5700 Rudnick Ave., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 222-0200. Children’s Choir of First Christian Church of North Hollywood concert, directed by Sheri Izzard, 4p.m. today, 4390 Colfax Ave. Free. Call (818) 763-8218 or see www.fccnh.org. “What Do We Mean by Pluralistic Christianity?” will be the topic of guest speaker Joseph Prabhu at an adult forum, 9:30a.m. Sunday in the parish hall at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 3646 Coldwater Canyon Ave., Studio City. Call (818) 763-9193 or see www.stmikessc.org. “Military Aid to Colombia and the Pending South American Free Trade Legislation” will be the topic of Pat Bronner at the “Tuesday Night Forum,” 7:30p.m. Tuesday, Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Call (818) 762-9032. Shavuot study session and services: An all-night “Tikkun Leyl Shavuot,” 11:45p.m. Tuesday; services at 10a.m. and 7:30p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Chabad of Agoura Hills, 30345 Canwood St., Chabad of Oak Park, 5998 Conifer St., Chabad of Westlake Village, 2524 Townsgate Road, Chabad of Thousand Oaks, 2060 Avenida de los Arboles and Calabasas Chabad, 3871 Old Topanga Canyon Road. Call (818) 991-0991. Camarillo Christian Women’s Club luncheon, 11a.m. June 1, Spanish Hills Golf and Country Club, 999 Crestview Drive, Camarillo. “A Real Cinderella Story” will be the theme of a presentation by Camarillo resident Betty Ellis. Luncheon: $21. Reservations by Friday. Dress code. Call (805) 987-7134. Flores de Mayo and Santa Cruzan will be celebrated by The Philippine Independent Church with a Thanksgiving Eucharist and a candlelight procession beginning at 6p.m. May 26, meeting at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 14646 Sherman Way, Van Nuys. Martel Avancena is the Reina Elena. Call (818) 361-3311. “Catholic Devotional Practices” will be the topic of the Rev. Mark Martinez, 7p.m. May 29, St. Bernardine of Siena Roman Catholic Church, 24410 Calvert St., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 888-8200. Holy Spirit Retreat Center activities: “Waging Peace: A Day of Non-Violence with Thomas Merton,” led by Sister Chris Machado, 9:30a.m.-3p.m. June 9. Fee before June 2 is $45 with lunch, $35 without ($10 deposit by June 2). “A Day of Silence and Reflection,” led by Jody Berges, 9:30a.m.-3:30p.m. June 16. Fee before June 9 is $45 with lunch, $35 without ($10 deposit by June 16). “Summer Solstice Labyrinth Walk,” 7p.m. June 21. The retreat is located at 4316 Lanai Road, Encino. Call (818) 784-4515 or see www.hsrcenter.com. “Bondage” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Dale Johnsen, 10:30a.m. Sunday, Heart of the Valley Community Church, 18644 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 881-3651 or see www.heartchurch.com. “Provide Discipline,” second in a sermon series on “Raising G-Rated Kids in an R-Rated World,” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Glenn Kirby, 8:45, 10:15 and 11:45a.m. Sunday, West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. “Bring Out the Best” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Rob Denton, 5 p.m. Call (818) 884-6480. “Greed” will be the message delivered by guest speaker the Rev. Mathew Crary, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, 7304 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park. Call (818) 887-6101 or see www.emersonuuc.org. “Plant,” part three of a sermon series on “Fruit of the Vine,” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Carrie Lauer, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Center of Spiritual Awakening, meeting at the Radisson Hotel, 9777 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. Call (818) 709-1451 or see www.centerofspiritualawakening.org. “Happiness and How to Achieve It” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Paul N. Shafit, 10 a.m. Sunday, The Church at Canoga Park, meeting for a service and picnic at Shadow Ranch Park, 22633 Vanowen St., Canoga Park. Call (818) 314-3664. “No Reserve, No Retreat, No Regrets” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Dave Wilkinson, 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Moorpark Presbyterian Church, 13950 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark. Call (805) 529-8422. “The Calling of Discipleship” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Jim Lee, 9:15a.m. Sunday, Bethel Lutheran Church, 17500 Burbank Blvd., Encino. Call (818) 788-2653. “The University of Life” will be the message delivered by guest speaker the Rev. Leo Fishbeck, 10a.m. Sunday, Religious Science Church of Glendale, meeting at the Glendale Masonic Lodge, 244 N. Maryland Ave. Call (818) 244-1404. “Does Your Heart Need Reading Glasses?” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Joey K. McDonald, 8:15 and 10:30a.m. Sunday, First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood, 4832 Tujunga Ave. Call (818) 763-8231. “What is the Good That I Seek?” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Maureen Hoyt, 10a.m. Sunday, Granada Hills Church of Religious Science, 17622 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. Young adult service, 6p.m. Call (818) 363-8136. “Time Travel” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Evelyn Hammond, 10a.m. Sunday, Center for Highly Effective Living, Church of Religious Science meeting at Pacific Lodge Youth Services, 4900 Serrania Drive, Woodland Hills. Call (818) 883-1300. Religion events are compiled by Staff Writer Holly Andres. Notices must reach the Daily News two weeks before the Saturday on which they are to run. Mail entries, with time, date, location and contact number, to Daily News Religion Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Blessing of the Animals, led by youths at Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, outdoors at 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills, 10:30a.m. Sunday. Animals must be restrained, or can be represented by a photo. Donations given to the East Valley Animal Shelter. Call (818) 894-9251 or see www.valleyonion.org. “Death Illuminated” is the theme of a workshop on removing the taboos of death led by Rebecca Le Vine, 2-4 p.m. Sunday, the Radisson Hotel, 9777 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. Fee: $25. Presented by the Center of Spiritual Awakening. Call (818) 709-1451. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Fellowship Club meeting, 7:45p.m. Friday, 1020 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Potluck dinner, 6-7 p.m. Reservations required by Tuesday. Call (818) 246-3377 or (818) 848-5732. “Tuesday Table Talk,” a choice of satellite TV seminars: “The Be-With Factor in Mentoring Youth” or “Hope Springs Eternal” 7:15p.m. Tuesday, Bethel Reformed Christian Church, 10725 Penrose St., Sun Valley. Potluck, 6:30 p.m. Call (818) 767-4488. “Dust Eaters,” by Julie Jensen, a story about the loss of identity, will be presented as part of a play-reading series on faith and identity, 7:30p.m. Tuesday, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 3646 Coldwater Canyon Ave., Studio City. Call (818) 763-9193.
1 John Terry Roy Hodgson has admitted England are missing former captain John Terry.The Chelsea defender retired from international duty in 2012 after 78 appearances for the Three Lions.Terry claimed the Football Association had made his position untenable by holding a disciplinary case against him after he had been acquitted in court of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand during a Chelsea game at QPR. The 35-year-old has continued to impress for Chelsea while in international exile and Hodgson says that the left-sided centre-back left a big hole in England’s central defence which has yet to be filled.There appears little chance of Terry making a shock return for this summer’s European Championship, however, despite Hodgson’s admission.“There are, in my opinion, no left-sided centre-backs who are English playing in the league who are at least at the level of the ones we are choosing,” said the England boss, whose side have shipped four goals in their last two friendly games.“That’s a fact of life and there’s not much we can do about it.“I’m not 100 per cent certain outside of John Terry, because he’s retired so long ago and he doesn’t feature in my thinking too often.“But I can’t deny that is a valid point. He is a left-sided centre-half, although not a left-sided player. He’s right-footed, but he retired four years ago.“I had a long chat with John the other day, he’s a lovely fella.”
1 Sunderland will accept a fee of around £2m for wantaway playmaker Emanuele Giaccherini with a number of Italian clubs queuing up to land him.The Italy international spent last season on loan at Bologna after former Black Cats boss Dick Advocaat deemed him surplus to requirements at the Stadium of Light.According to Calcio Mercato, Lazio, Fiorentina and Sampdoria are all ready to make a bid for the 31-year-old after hearing about Sunderland’s asking price.Sam Allardyce is keen to get Giaccherini off Sunderland’s wage books this summer to free up further space for a squad overhaul as he looks to avoid another relegation-threatened season.Giaccherini joined Sunderland from Juventus in 2013 but managed just five goals in 43 appearances for the North East club. Emanuele Giaccherini managed just 43 appearances for Sunderland
Dr. McGinley was a great doctor, my brother Neilus and I were told at the time as children, while we were recovering from an operation that our procedure should have been done in Sligo, but Dr. Mc Ginley knew us boys and came in and preformed one of his last operations at Letterkenny General Hospital when he removed me and my brother’s tonsils. Dr. J. P. McGinley was a brilliant surgeon and doctor but wasn’t that good when it came to parking his car! Many’s the time the main artery of Letterkenny would become blocked as the late doctor would pull the nose of his car into a parking place only to leave the rear of the car sticking out in the middle of the road. Dr. McGinley was Dr. Mc Ginley and the town had great respect for him, so if the town came to a stand still in them days and Dr. McGinley was the cause no one said nothing because they never knew when he might be blocking a street in the future coming to their own rescue as their doctor.My late grandfather Willie Coyle was better at parking his Opel Kadette than our local GP but he also had the art of bringing Letterkenny Main St. to a standstill as he drove at a snail’s pace down through the town as “happy as larry” humming away to himself! Advertisement Happy accidents I started out on my journey to write this column this week on a complete negative about parking and traffic problems in Letterkenny, but I was prompted by a photo that I snapped 5 years ago in 2012 of Jim Mc Guinness, who by complete accident met Jack Spillane in the doorway of the Mt. Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny. The picture quickly made me think, who would you rather be in this photo, the one that is always giving out and pointing out your faults or the one who takes the best out of you and gives you results.Growing up in Letterkenny I always believed that my late mother Mary Ellen made up the song “Downtown” which she would sing away with joy when she would head off with us all in the pram or hanging on to it from the far out reaches of Wolfe Tone Place which was well out in the country in them days. She headed down to the foot of the town or home as she called it. She would sing the lyrics of the song and we would all call out “Downtown”. That was in the 60s and in the early 70s after my mother passed away I was surprised to hear a girl called Petula Clarke singing my mother’s song on the telly.One of my other beliefs about Letterkenny was that Lance and Judy Ball came to Letterkenny with the International Folk Festival and liked the place so much that they just stayed on. I remember they had a lovely big English registered Volvo which they would park in the Old Golden Grill Car park on the Port Rd.Lance and Judy Ball who have done so much for Letterkenny over the years pictured a couple of years ago at the Stockton’s Wings concert at An Grianan Theatre. Photo Brian McDaidI remember as a child standing at the Market Square watching people building the stage and seeing Lance and Judy busy getting everyone organised, they even had our rent man Barney Doherty roped in to the Folk Festival. I knew it was him because I could hear his voice which never seem to change as I heard him say “Right You Be” which I heard our rent man say so many times when he would knock at our door in Wolfe Tone Place for the rent which was two pounds and 56 pence which some weeks we would have and others weeks we wouldn’t. Advertisement My mum and dad Fred and Mary Ellen pictured downtown on the wedding day as they head into the Central for the wedding breakfast in 1961. Photo by A Kelly, Lr Main St. Letterkenny.Barney still said “right you be” on both outcomes.Lance and Judy Ball will turn the key to close the door of their premises at 52 Upper Main Street for the last time this year as they close the door on a piece of history in Letterkenny for the last time. These two people gave so much to Letterkenny over the years in business and in the promotion of Letterkenny, the two could take a bit of credit for bringing Letterkenny Main St. to a standstill over the years as them and festival director, Barney Doherty and all the other committee of the Lettekenny International Folk Festivals drew people from all over the world to the town every summer.Special minceLast week local business man Stephen Sheils turned the key for the last time in a retail side of Doherty’s Butchers after a last gasp gallant attempt by relocating to save the business. Doherty’s special mince is what we were rared on in Letterkenny.The story was once told about someone heading off to England who filled her suitcase with Doherty’s Mince. On arriving in England the customs decided to check her case and on opening it asked her what was that in there? to she replied, ah that’s special!Doherty’s Butchers which closed to the public in Letterkenny last week, Owner Stephen Shiels is still supplying meat to commercial outlets. Photo Brian McDaidYears ago Michael Crampsie could be seen with the butchers bike doing home deliveries around the town or heading down to the Swilly Bus Station with the bike loaded up with boxes of pounds of the blue labelled special mince and the red labelled ordinary mince and not forgetting Doherty’s Sausages. In them days there was that much demand for Doherty’s meat that Michael Crampsie who was a great athlete was lighter than the load of mince on the bike and had to push the bike rather than get on at the start of his run. Doherty’s was a big employer in Letterkenny both on the Main street and down at their abattoir but also were a great supporter of local economy. Fabian Mc Shane gets some word of advice from Cab driver Michael Crampise at Boyce’s Cafe before he starts his Donegal Rally.I remembers it well.. Michael Crampsie recalling great days on the Main St. in Letterkenny. Photo Brian McDaidAs a young mechanic starting out on a career my employer, the late Danny Caddye had the contract for the upkeep of Doherty’s fleet of petrol powered Ford Transit Vans which we serviced in an old garage on the Church Lane.A photo taken by the Late Tony O’Shea , Letterkenny of a meeting in Boyle’s meeting rooms at the Markey Square including my grandfather Willie Coyle, Sally Blake, Dr. McGIney and Jim Caddye.Parking of a different kindYears ago the story goes that Letterkenny also came to a stand still the day a lorry was heading down from the mountain top with a heavy load onboard. In them days there was no ring-roads, every thing had to come down the main street. As the driver came to the High Rd the drivers brakes had overheated and were starting to fail, the driver displayed great skill to go through the junction at Crossview house and miss everyone. He was now on the Main St. which was level going past the post office and was getting the speed of the lorry slowed down a little but knew that the laden lorry was going to gather speed if he let it runaway down to the foot of the town.The driver decided he was going to have to ditch the lorry. The driver ended up jamming the lorry up against the front of Duffy’s Tavern which was located between Balls Jewellers called McCullagh’s and Nee’s Drapers, the driver was trapped for a while after the impact but was soon rescued. Later recalling his eventful ordeal said even though he crashed the lorry and was trapped for a while he was so glad that he was pulled out by the Nee’s!Duffy’s Tavern is now long gone from Letterkenny Main Street, Nee’s Draper are also long gone but a drapers are now in the same location call Peacocks, but Mc Cullagh Jewellers are still in the same place on the Main St. and are going from strength to strength they and going well run by the 5th generation of Robert Mc Cullagh’s family.What an achievementOver the years Letterkenny traffic problems may have got worse and the people of the town seem to be playing less of a part in the day to day activity of the town. At the weekend however I don’t know if he is the next great Barney Doherty of Letterkenny or if he is following in his old home address in memory of the great Dr. McGinley! A classic study of Barney Doherty by Paddy Stevenson who lived on the on the Main St in Letterkenny and worked for the Derry Journal. The pictured was taken at a press conference in the Golden Grill for the Letterkenny Folk Festival.Glencar’s Martin Orr reminded me of what Letterkenny once was like. The talented singer has being chipping away over the last couple of months at a request of doing something in memory of Letterkenny Seamy People’s by his family. On Sunday last Letterkenny was jammed as town and Donegal supported a most important cause for Pieta House. The event was run in the Voodoo which once was called the Downtown.A young Martin Orr before he was famous from his days in Eddie Dunnes DIY with Eddie Eamon, You could say thatMartin DIY a great weekend end of music in Letterkenny which we have missed in the town since the days of the Folk Festival when he organised the fundraising gig in memory of Seamy Peoples at the the weekend in aid of Pieta House. Photo Brian McDaidMartin had a post up yesterday to say he had passed the €15,000 mark. It’s a truly amazing thing to do and Martin should be truly proud of his achievement. We find it so hard to talk about the problems we are faced with in or lives so it think I will take a leaf out of Martin Orr’s book and finish on a song on the words of “Downtown” written by Tony Hatch in 1964.“When you’re alone, and life is making you lonelyYou can always go DowntownWhen you’ve got worries, all the noise and the hurrySeems to help, I know ,DowntownJust listen to the music of the traffic in the cityLinger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are prettyHow can you lose?The lights are much brighter thereYou can forget all your troubles, forget all your caresSo go downtown, things’ll be great when you’reDowntown, no finer place for sureDowntown everything’s waiting for youDowntown.”Happy motoring folksDD Motoring: Rush hour in Letterkenny was last modified: July 7th, 2017 by Brian McDaidShare 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:brian mc daidhistoryletterkennymotoringParking
Applications for the National Ploughing Championships Innovation Arena and Awards, in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Farmers Journal, are now being accepted with the deadline extended to the 15 July 2017.Irish agri companies are invited to apply to showcase their products and innovations at the heart of the NPA Innovation Arena at the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, 19-21 September 2017.The Innovation Arena is the ideal place to showcase ground-breaking agri-related developments, whether they are inventions developed at home or professional innovations from top companies, to the thousands of visitors the National Ploughing Championships attracts each year. The National Ploughing Championships is one of Europe’s largest outdoor agricultural trade exhibitions. 2016 saw the most successful Championships ever with 283,000 attendees and 1,700 exhibitors.This year’s Innovation Arena, will focus on putting Irish agri-innovations on a world stage and will include seminars on Brexit, Agri-Careers and Global Markets as well as facilitating networking opportunities. Last year’s competition attracted 200 entries; 55 were shortlisted as 2016 finalists and invited to exhibit in the Innovation Arena.James Maloney, Senior Regional Development Executive, Enterprise Ireland said; “The Innovation Arena for 2017 has again attracted huge interest from companies, start-ups and entrepreneurs and to date we have received a diverse range of applications to enter the competition.“Already over 100 international buyers have confirmed their attendance for this year’s event and the new look marquee will give participants in the Innovation Arena an improved platform to showcase their innovations to overseas visitors. The extra space and the new all indoor machinery display, will give the event a new dimension this year. “The Arena this year is located right in the centre of the action, guaranteeing a strong footfall of visitors. With the extended deadline of the 15th of July looming, I’d strongly encourage all interested parties to get their applications in as quickly as possible as demand for entry is high.”All potential innovators from all stages of business development, can apply online at www.innovationarena.ieThis year’s NPA Innovation Arena prize fund equates to over €80,000 in supports. The overall award winner will receive a top prize worth €15,000 from Enterprise Ireland and The Irish Farmers Journal which includes advertising and PR support, mentoring and a cash prize of €5,000. Last year’s winner of the ‘International Gold Medal Award’, Cross Engineering, received significant exposure as a result of the win and by exhibiting at the Innovation Arena and has already secured five orders for their giant chaser bin. The Award has resulted in international sales to France, the United States and domestic sales in Ireland. Featured image: Colm Mahady / FennellsNational Ploughing Championships invite Donegal innovators to showcase their products was last modified: July 7th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:innovation arenanational ploughing championship
Juan Cuadrado could be on his way out of Juventus 1 Juventus are ready to flog Arsenal target Juan Cuadrado in order to land Federico Bernardeschi.It has emerged this week that former Chelsea winger Cuadrado is a new target for the Gunners, who have already smashed their transfer budget in order to bring in Alexandre Lacazette this summer.And now, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Juve will be willing to sell them Cuadrado in order to fund their own transfer activity – with Bernardeschi top of their hit list.It is only two months since Juve paid Chelsea £17.5m to make Cuadrado’s loan move permanent but they now expect to make a hefty profit on him.The Italian champions are now said to be demanding around £31m from Arsenal or whoever else fancies their chances of landing him before the window shuts.Cuadrado, 29, will have mixed memories of England having failed to establish himself at Chelsea following his arrival in February 2015.He managed just four Premier League starts for the club before his move to Italy and may fancy his chances of another crack at English football.
Stein connected with running back Fred Winborn on a 56-yard pas late in the fourth quarter. Winborn caught seven passes for 95 yards and tight end Jake Tepper had three catches for 45 yards. – Steve Collins 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Joey Carlin hit Stacey Richards for a 33-yard scoring pass with no time remaining to end the first half. Alemany quarterback Timmy Slavin injured his right knee on a running play midway in the first quarter. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 – Malik Lee El Camino Real 28, Calabasas 0: Michael Derby rushed for 102 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries for visiting El Camino Real of Woodland Hills. ECR’s Andre Davis had a 13-yard touchdown reception and returned a punt 57 yards for a score. Peter Epstein rushed for 96 yards on 17 carries for Calabasas. – Kevin Connelly Burroughs/R 67, Grant 8: Grant of Van Nuys’ Josh Stein was 16 of 28 for 207 and one touchdown at Burroughs of Ridgecrest (1-1). San Fernando 21, Alemany 14: Devoil Hicks rushed for 89 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries to lead host San Fernando to a 21-14 victory over Alemany of Mission Hills. San Fernando opened the game scoring on a 57-yard reverse. Artie Aragon scored on a 1-yard run after an interception for Alemany.
The family of former Sinn Féin informer Denis Donaldson have urged the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland to take legal action against Gardaí to allow the family full access to his journal.Donaldson was murdered near his home in Doochary in 2006 after it became known that he was working as a British informer for 20 years.The family claim that the journal seized by Gardaí from the remote cottage outside Glenties where he was shot has significant value in the family’s investigations. However, Gardaí have told the family that the journal will not be returned for reasons of ‘national security.’ It is thought that investigators working for the Police Ombudsman for Northern Island, Dr Michael Maguire, have been given access to some of the journal’s content, but not all.The family also claims that the PSNI did not allow investigators to speak with a police informer, cited as an alibi by a police officer who the family have alleged contributed to Donaldson’s exposure as an agent, leading to his subsequent death.The family’s solicitor Ciarán Shields told the BBC: “”These are serious issues for the family which require the Ombudsman’s attention.”“The position of the family is that when information that’s clearly vital to the Ombudsman is not being sought, it’s incumbent upon the Ombudsman to robustly tackle the Gardaí in relation to the refusal to provide the journal, and also the PSNI if they are halting the flow of sensitive information, and they should be robustly tackling that in the courts of necessary.” In the next few weeks the family said that they will be approaching the PSNI and An Garda Siochana about a number of outstanding issues.Donaldson’s family have said that they now have new information, which they need to examine. Family of Denis Donaldson urges Police Ombudsman to take legal action against Gardaí was last modified: June 30th, 2017 by Callum LaveryShare 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:AN GARDA SIOCHANACiaran ShieldsDenis DonaldsonGlentiesPSNI
The brown bear is back in Ireland for the first time in thousands of years, thanks to a new wildlife sanctuary in Donegal. The Celtic Tiger is back too, but this one is a beautiful lynx called Naoise and she has been warmly welcomed.Lynx, brown bears, wolves, deer and wild boar are just some of the animals that have made Donegal their home recently. They are the residents of Wild Ireland – a 23-acre sanctuary in Dundrain, Burnfoot which will open to the public this Friday.Having bears in such a landscape has never been done before in Ireland and it’s set to be a truly unique attraction for the Wild Atlantic Way.Wild Ireland is the dream project of legal eagle Killian McLaughlin, a solicitor and zoologist from Buncrana who has a lifelong passion for rescuing and rehabilitating animals.Wild Ireland owner Killian McLaughlin with the three Wolves pictured at his reserve in Donegal. (North West Newspix)Killian has spent over six years transforming the site into the perfect habitat for the return of some of Ireland’s most unique native animals. The animal lover made it his mission to fill the sanctuary with animals that had been rescued from dangerous or unsuitable places.“I worked with three major international charities to find the animals that needed rehoming,” Killian told Donegal Daily.“Our brown bears were kept in horrendous conditions in Lithuania. The charity Bears in Mind confiscated them from a private mini-zoo where they were being kept behind bars in a small dirty concrete cage. “We’ve created a fantastic home for them with a forest and pool and they have adapted beautifully.”Wild Ireland owner Killian McLaughlin with the only Brown Bears in Ireland picture at his reserve in Donegal. (North West Newspix)Killian continued: “Naoise the Lynx had never felt grass under her paws before. When she came out of her box she was totally overwhelmed. The lynx was the original Celtic tiger. They are magnificent cats but they were all hunted out of Ireland’s forests. “It’s been really emotional releasing all these animals back into nature. It took the bears 45 minutes to come out, they had never felt natural substrate before. Now they are free to run, swim and play in our specially designed enclosure,” he said.Naoise, a young rescued Lynx enjoying the freedom at Wild Ireland. (North West Newspix)Killian has a degree in zoology and husbandry alongside his law degree. With a combination of animal expertise and legal insight, he was able to carefully plan the sanctuary and get all the necessary permissions to make his dream a reality in his home county.“All these animals were native to Ireland, but they were hunted to extinction or went extinct due to habitat loss,” he said.“Ireland is in the temperate rainforest belt. A lot of people do not know that it used to be a rainforest. The trees are gone, but the rain is still here. So it is one of the rarest habitats in the world and the climate is perfect for the animals,” he said. Ferrets, swans, ducks, geese and other wildlife also roam the space. The only non-natives are five barbary macaques, who enjoy frolicking around their own monkey island in the sanctuary. Some monkeys came from the circus while others were rescued from abuse in the illegal pet trade. One of a family of Barbary Macaques on their island at Wild Ireland. (North West Newspix)Killian said: “The barbary macaques fit in with the climate perfectly. They are living well in a family group. They were being looked after by the AAP (Animal Advocacy and Protection) but now it’s up to us to continue that rehabilitation,” Killian said.As Donegal locals prepare to flock to the sanctuary this weekend, Killian is hoping that a visit to Wild Ireland will be an educational and entertaining experience for everyone about animal welfare and conservation.A rescue Otter enjoying life at Wild Ireland. (North West Newspix)One of the three Wolves at Wild Ireland. (North West Newspix)“It strikes me that people will sit at home in their big comfy armchairs and say poaching is disgraceful. But we have killed off these native species in Ireland. Wolves went extinct 300 years ago and we are down to an impoverished list of animals. Conservation should still be important to everyone,” he said.Wild Ireland has created jobs for the locality through the animal operations and a shop and cafe.The building of the space was also a unique task for local businesses. Killian said: “People told me it would be impossible to do this in Donegal. But everyone has been really supportive.“Con Lynch from the Lynch Brothers North West Plant Hire said anything is possible.Crana Engineering, Samuel Buchanan and all the team of people that have worked here have been unbelievable. You need that. It’s a beautiful place.”The gates of Wild Ireland will open for the first time on Friday 25th October at 10am. As word spreads on social media, the park is already looking like it will be one of the north west’s most exciting attractions.Bears in Burnfoot? What a wild idea! was last modified: October 24th, 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:animalsbearsBurnfootInishowenkillian mclaughlinWild Atlantic Waywild ireland
SAN DIEGO–Twelve games.That’s all that separates the San Francisco Giants from an offseason that’s expected to be turbulent and uncomfortable.Changes are coming, but the specifics of an impending shakeup remain unknown.While many in the organization are looking ahead to 2019, the Giants still have to finish out their September slate. Six of the team’s remaining games come against contenders –the Cardinals and the Dodgers– while the other six are scheduled against the last-place San Diego …
Tags:#Apple#NYT#Video Services#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Looking to save money on your wireless bill? Have the new iPhone? Maybe you should start making video calls instead. With this week’s launch of the new iPhone 4 and its accompanying software, the Apple smartphone now enables a video calling feature by way of a new application called “FaceTime.” And apparently, these videos calls, unlike their voice counterparts, are free. Video Calls are Free, but LimitedVideo calls don’t count against your carrier allotment of minutes, an Apple representative confirms today. Even though video calls can be initiated from within a voice calling session, the voice call ends as soon as the video call begins. That means the calls made using FaceTime don’t use up your carrier minutes. But before you declare you’re going “video-only” from now on in order to save on minutes, you need to be aware of a few restrictions of the FaceTime software. For starters, the new application runs only on iPhone 4 devices. For households where one iPhone is upgraded while the other is handed down, FaceTime is a non-starter. Those two iPhone owners can’t video call one another because older iPhones can’t run the FaceTime application. Also of major importance is the fact that FaceTime is a Wi-Fi only application for now. In the U.S. at least, many will point fingers at AT&T’s much-criticized network, which likely isn’t able to handle the load of thousands of new video calling users coming online at the same time. However, these sorts of limitations may end up only being temporary. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting sarah perez A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… FaceTime’s FutureDuring the iPhone 4 announcement, Apple CEO Steve Jobs said FaceTime was Wi-Fi only in 2010, but that the company was “working with the cellular providers” to get things ready for future use over cellular networks. Although the plural (“networks”) is used, that’s not necessarily an indication of the launch of the long-rumored, but never realized Verizon iPhone. Instead, it has more to do with the fact that FaceTime, to quote Jobs, is going to be made into an “open industry standard.” Whether or not Apple’s definition of “open” means, as many hope, “open source,” is still unclear. FaceTime’s currently supported technologies like H.264 for video and AAC for audio aren’t by definition open in the truest sense of the word. Neither are open source – rather, they are “open standards” with their patent holders retaining the rights to their use. Will the proposed FaceTime protocol itself follow this same path of open standards? Or will Apple really make it open? Our bets, given Apple’s history, are on the former, unfortunately. But regardless of these behind-the-scenes financial and technical details, making FaceTime available outside the Apple universe may be enough to allow it to gain momentum, especially given Apple’s clout in the smartphone industry. Other video calling applications and video conferencing solutions could end up utilizing the technology within their own applications going forward. But the real question is, even if the technology becomes ever-present in a multitude of devices, do people actually want to use it? 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Mobile versions of websites are so 2009.You know those clunky, stripped-down versions of sites with addresses that tack an “m.” onto the beginning, and serve up a dumbed-down, limited version of their content? If Google has its way, those sites are headed for the dustbin of history.At I/O, Google’s developer conference held this week in San Francisco, executives Sundar Pichai and Linus Upson showed off examples of websites that traveled smoothly from desktops to tablets to smartphones. A website for the upcoming second installment of the Hobbit movie franchise let you soar above Middle Earth on many devices. And a racing game had cars leaping from smartphone to tablet to laptop.The vehicle of this, of course, is Google’s Chrome Web browser, which is now available across all those platforms (including, as of last year’s edition of the I/O conference, Apple’s iPhone and iPad).The point of the demonstrations: You should be able to build your website once and have it adapt to different computing environments, a notion called “responsive design.” Rather than force the creator of a website to design for specific screen sizes and interfaces – like keyboards versus touch screens, say – or force users to go through contortions to use websites optimized for the limitations of the wrong device, websites should just sense what computing device is being used and reconfigure themselves accordingly.Just a few years ago, that sounded like a pipe dream – hence, the proliferation of mobile-optimized websites standing alongside full desktop versions.At ReadWrite, we haven’t just been writing about responsive design. Since last October, when we launched a major redesign of our site, we’ve been living it. So we’re naturally biased in favor of this concept.It will take time and effort to rearchitect websites for this reality. And there will always be those holdouts- particularly within large, slow-moving businesses – who insist on designing for older versions of Web browsers or mobile devices. Legacy technologies which haven’t made the cross-platform leap, like Adobe’s fading Flash, need to be winnowed out. But those problem areas will increasingly be the exception, not rule.Let’s just have one Web. That seems easier.Photo by Nick Statt for ReadWrite owen thomas The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Tags:#Google Chrome#Google IO13#io13#mobile Web#Responsive Design
The Supreme Court on Friday sought a report from the CBI on photographs in which former Bihar health minister and RJD chief’s son Tej Pratap Yadav is seen posing with a proclaimed offender Mohammad Kaif.The direction came on a petition filed by Asha Ranjan, whose husband and journalist Rajdeo Ranjan was murdered in Siwan district in Bihar. Kaif is an accused in Ranjan’s murder and was absconding in the case when the photographs surfaced in the media. Kaif is alleged to be a sharp-shooter for Siwan strongman and jailed RJD leader Mohd Shahabuddin.Police investigationA Bench led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra directed the CBI to find out the progress made by the local police in its investigation into the photos. The court ordered Ms. Ranjan’s counsel, advocate A.R.M. Pandey, to provide the CBI counsel and Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta with a transcript of a press conference held by the Siwan police chief assuring investigation into the photographs. The court ordered the CBI to file a report in four weeks.”It was expedient on the part of the Siwan Superintendent of Police to file an FIR… he miserably failed to take action. Kaif is now out on bail… Both Kaif and Javed (another accused in the Ranjan case) were remanded only after the writ petition was filed in the Supreme Court,” Mr. Pandey submitted.‘Harbouring accused’The counsel submitted that serious action should be taken against Mr. Tej Pratap for “harbouring and screening” offenders.Responding to the submissions, Mr. Tej Pratap’s counsel explained that his client was attending a public function and a “man came up and gave me a bouquet of flowers”.“Nobody says that I was seen with Kaif prior to the murder,” Tej Pratap’s counsel said.
Maria Sharapova of Russia competes against Jennifer Brady of the United States during day 1 of the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford University Taube Family Tennis Stadium on July 31, 2017 in Stanford, California. Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images/AFPFive-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova withdrew Saturday from next week’s WTA tournament in Cincinnati with a left forearm injury.The move came a week after the former world number one from Russia withdrew from a WTA event in Toronto from the injury she suffered in a second-round match at Stanford, where she withdrew after her opening-round victory.ADVERTISEMENT Sad farewell for injured Usain Bolt as Britain wins 4x100m relay The injury cast more doubt over Sharapova’s participation at the US Open, which starts in New York on August 28. Due to her low ranking, Sharapova would need a wild card to play in the main draw of the tournament.Sharapova suffered the injury while playing in her first US match in more than two years, defeating American Jennifer Brady 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 in her Stanford opener.She had not played in the US since March of 2015 due in part to a 15-month doping suspension for the use of meldonium.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Sharapova, the 2011 Cincinnati champion, arrived Friday and made the decision to withdraw after consulting with the event medical staff on Saturday.“I arrived in Cincinnati yesterday eager to play. However, following the doctor’s advice on-site, as a precaution for the US Open, I am unfortunately withdrawing from the tournament with the left forearm injury I sustained in Stanford,” Sharapova said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I want to thank the tournament for the wildcard opportunity and really look forward to competing here next year.”Sharapova was due to play French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the opening round. Either a qualifier or lucky loser will replace her in the draw. View comments MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side
The WWE Money in the Bank 2012 results are one night removed and that brought some new twists and turns on the latest episode of Monday Night Raw. Both of the MITB winners appeared on the latest show, but did either cash in their briefcase to win the championship belts?Earlier on Tuesday, MITB results news indicated that John Cena had a huge announcement for tonight’s episode of Raw. Some were speculating he might cash in tonight, while others pointed to either SummerSlam PPV, or next week’s episode of Raw. That also just so happens to be the 1000th episode of the show which has plenty of star power including The Rock, Brock Lesnar, and D-Generation X all appearing live for the three-hour show.According to the Raw Results reported by Wrestling Inc, Ziggler was the first of the two Money in the Bank briefcase winners to appear on Raw. He came out dressed in a suit along with his manager Vickie Guerrero, and cut a promo in the ring about how he will be cashing in on Sheamus soon enough, and become the best champion ever. Chris Jericho interrupted all the talk, which prompted Ziggler to begin cutting him down, saying Jericho hasn’t won an important match for months. All of the trash talk ended up bad for Dolph, as he got hit by a Codebreaker, and left down in the ring by Jericho. Looks like the start of an interesting feud here, with Jericho turning face.