45 new social homes to be built in Dungloe Twitter Homepage BannerNews Previous articleNathan Boyle joins Harps for the rest of the seasonNext articleDeal to abolish phone roaming charges in EU struck admin Facebook WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 21-year-old hospitalised after overnight stabbing in Lifford A 21-year-old man has been stabbed in Lifford.The incident happened between 11pm and midnight last night on a street corner just off Butcher Street.While the 21-year-old has been hospialised, his injuries are not thought to be serious.An area of Butcher Street and Main Street is currently cordoned off as Gardai preserve the scene, but there is access for pedestrians.A 19-year-old man has been arrested and charged on public order offences and is due to appear in court at a later date. Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Consultation launched on proposal to limit HGV traffic in Clady Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By admin – June 30, 2015 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Pinterest
Workshop: “Give the Hand to Your Friend”, Ukraine ← Why fraternities and sororities? Reddit Similar Stories Share 0 LinkedIn 0 Pocket +1 June 7, 2011 Published by Site Default 18-30 years old (no more than 3 people over 30 years old may be involved);citizens of Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Poland, Greece, Germany, Italy, Norway and Belgium;experience in volunteer or social activities, preferably with disabled people;Russian and/or English skills at a level sufficient to work in the international group;willingness to work actively during the workshops and apply their knowledge in practice after training.CostsHosting costs will be covered by the organizers. 70% of the travel costs will be reimbursed (using cheapest way of transport bus, train, low cost airfare/ economy class); 30% of the travel costs will be covered by participants. There is no participation fee.How to ApplyFill in the application form in English or Russian (Application form in English, Application form in Russian, Announcement in English, Announcement in Russian) and return it by e-mail to [email protected] no later than 24:00 on Kiev time (GMT +02:00) on Sunday June 26, 2011. Late applications will not be accepted. Please indicate in the subject line “Application for workshop”, your last name and country (for example: Application for workshop, Gorski, Poland). The file name must also contain your last name and country in Latin letters (for example: Application_form_Gorski_Poland).Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail no later than Tuesday 5th July, 2011. List of selected participants will also be posted on the website of the Centre “EkoArt”.The Official Website Tweet Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Deadline: 26 June 2011Open to: volunteers from 18 to 30 years old from Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Poland, Greece, Germany, Italy, Norway and BelgiumDates and Venue: 10-14 August 2011, Donetsk, UkraineCosts: no participation fee (hosting costs and 70% of the travel costs will be covered by organizers)Donetsk city youth centre of arts “EkoArt” and partner organisations (NGOs “Rainbow”, “Iskra”, I.C.R. and PAHRE COMPASS) take this opportunity to invite young people with experience of volunteering to take part in an international youth meeting – workshops on creative rehabilitation of young people with disabilities in August 2011.Workshops are held in the framework of the international youth project “Give the hand to your friend” organized by the Donetsk city youth centre of arts “EkoArt” in partnership with Donetsk city public organization helping to disabled children and young invalids “Rainbow” (Ukraine), the Voronezh Regional Non-Profit Children’s Organization “Iskra” (Russia), the Polish Association for Human Rights Education “Compass” (Poland) and NGO “Institute for Community Rehabilitation” (Greece).Aim of WorkshopThe aim of the international creative workshops is distribution methods of creative rehabilitation of youth with disabilities in order to improve their socialization and integration into society through volunteer activities.The program of creative workshops includes:introduction to the basics of creative rehabilitation for people with special needs;workshops and master classes on various kinds of creativity that can be used for rehabilitation of disabled people;visits to NGOs which help people with disabilities;carrying out creative workshops for the Donetsk disabled people by the project participants;intercultural and international communication of project participants and volunteers from Donetsk;international exchange of experience in the volunteer work with disabled people and discussing the possibilities of volunteering in Ukraine.Workshop participants will receive certificates.Requirements Francisco Mantecón International Advertising Poster Design Award →
KDOT plans maintenance projects on I-35, K-10 this weekThe Kansas Department of Transportation reported that crews will continue pothole patching on northbound and southbound I-35, from the Missouri state line to I-435 this week. The patching is expected to be complete by Wednesday, May 27, weather permitting.Work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and traffic will be controlled by alternating mobile lane closures using trucks with arrow boards and digital message boards.In addition, the right lane of eastbound K-10 will be closed for guardrail maintenance from the Douglas County line to Evening Star Road on Friday, May 22.Work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and traffic will be controlled with traffic cones and signage. Merriam Farmers’ Market opens on May 23, added guidelines to limit COVID-19 exposureThe Merriam Farmers’ Market, 5740 Merriam Drive, will open on Saturday, May 23, with additional guidelines to limit exposure to the coronavirus pandemic. Below are the guidelines shoppers are asked to follow:Follow signs to maintain the one-way traffic flowOne shopper to a booth at a timeMaintain six feet of distance between yourself and othersOnly touch what you will purchaseTips shoppers can follow include choosing purchases visually and washing hands before and after visiting the market. A tip for those with kids is to ask children to clasp their hands together while shopping and avoid touching items.The market is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and will recur every Saturday through Sept. 26. A market vendor map can be found here, and additional information can be found here.Feminine hygiene product collection drive to be held Sunday at Countryside Christian ChurchThe city of Mission, Tyler’s House KC and Giving Hope and Help are holding a feminine hygiene product drive on Sunday, May 24, at Countryside Christian Church, 6101 Nall Avenue.Products collected will be distributed the following Saturday, May 30, at the Harvester’s drive-thru food distribution event that the city of Mission is hosting. That event starts at 7:30 a.m. at Shawnee Mission North High School, and is first come, first served. Hygiene products that are requested are as follows:Pads and tampons of any size and any brandIndividually wrapped feminine wipesIndividually wrapped panty linersDonors should enter the parking lot from Nall Avenue. Volunteers will come to cars to collect donations, and donors should exit behind the church building.
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AAPA’s executive vice president and general counsel, Jean Godwin, indicated earlier this year her intention to reduce her role in 2019. The promotion of Long and Martino are part of the association’s long-term succession plan. “Jean will continue to serve as the association’s general counsel, while our outreach and membership services department that she has led will be separated into two departments: external affairs and member engagement,” said Kurt Nagle, AAPA president and ceo. www.aapa-ports.org
STUDIES by Railforum Nederland suggest that it may be possible to boost capacity on the Dutch rail network by 30 to 40% over the next five years with relatively minor modifications to signalling and track layouts.NS is currently struggling to handle its growing traffic, with many passenger trains cancelled due to shortage of crews and rolling stock. Transport Minister Tineke Netelenbos fined NS Reizigers 26m guilders at the end of May, after punctuality fell to 77% of trains arriving within 3min against a target of 88%. The Railforum proposals, drawn up in association with NS Reizigers, Railned, Verkeersleiding, Holland Rail Consult and Railion Benelux, envisage improvements to key corridors linking Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Den Haag to Eindhoven, Arnhem and Zwolle. Work would include moving signals to shorten block lengths, adding overtaking loops and strengthening power supplies, at a cost of 600m to 750m guilders per corridor. More significantly, train operations would be ’homogenised’ to reduce the conflict between fast and slow services. Inter-city trains would each serve one or two more intermediate stations, allowing the elimination of stopping trains. Heavy freights would be split into shorter sections which run faster, freeing up further paths. Operating costs are predicted to increase by 10% for passenger traffic and fall by 5% for freight.
Share LocalNews Early detection & treatment critical to reduce blindness from glaucoma by: Dominica Vibes News – March 8, 2016 86 Views one comment Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Glaucoma patient. Photo credit: learningall.comThe significance of early detection and treatment in order to reduce blindness associated with glaucoma has been highlighted by Minister for Health and the Environment, Dr Kenneth Darroux. This as Dominica has joined in the global observance of World Glaucoma Week from Sunday 6 to Saturday 12 March 2016 under the theme ‘Prevent Blindness from Glaucoma; Get Involved!’ World Glaucoma Week is organized jointly between the World Glaucoma Association and the World Glaucoma Patient Association in an effort to eliminate blindness resulting from glaucoma.Glaucoma can be described as a group of eye diseases which causes progressive optic nerve damage resulting in a gradual loss of vision. Minister for Health and the Environment Kenneth Darroux, in his address to the nation in observance of the week, stated that no effort must be spared to reduce the incidence of blindness from glaucoma and all must be involved in the early detection, diagnosis and management of glaucoma.“It is also of great importance to know that the loss of vision and blindness from glaucoma is permanent, meaning it cannot be reversed, and whilst it cannot be cured, it can definitely be controlled, making it imperative that detection, diagnosis and management be made in a timely manner”.Minister Darroux said early detection and adherence to treatment to lower the intraocular pressure is one of the main strategies needed to reduce blindness from glaucoma.“In order to maximize the effectiveness of this strategy one must target those at risk – mainly blacks over the age of 40 years, and the relatives of people already diagnosed with open angle glaucoma.”Dr Darroux highlighted several treatments and preventative measures that are available here in Dominica, geared to combat glaucoma and its effects:1. Delivery of eye services in all seven Primary Health Districts, at the Princess Margaret Hospital, the Dominica Infirmary and in the private sector to enhance affordability, availability and accessibility for screening and treatment for glaucoma; 2. Performing opportunistic screening for glaucoma for all patients seen at the eye clinics irrespective of their presenting complaints; 3. Providing some of the glaucoma medications free of charge in all primary health districts and others at cost price at the Princess Margaret Hospital; 4. Screening eye examinations by the VOSH team in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Dominica during their annual eye missions in Dominica for over 20 years and 5. Treating open angle glaucoma with Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty or SLT is an ongoing research for over a year in Dominica. Dr Darroux informed that this year the eye team during their scheduled eye clinic, will be hosting an exhibition and lecture on glaucoma at the St. Joseph health Centre on Thursday, March 10 from 9am. “In addition, there will be a number of radio talk shows, during the week, to inform the general public. We will continue to provide the resources for regular comprehensive eye care including treatment of glaucoma and of course to the further enhancement of these services when our New National Hospital is commissioned in a few years from now,” Dr Darroux informed.
HYDERABAD, India, CMC – West Indies captain Jason Holder on Wednesday launched a passionate defence of his side in the wake of heavy criticism following the Rajkot defeat last week, as the embattled Caribbean side prepared to face India in the second Test here starting tomorrow. Both former India and West Indies players have been critical of the visitors’ first Test performance which saw them crash to an innings and 272-run defeat inside three days – India’s largest margin of victory in Tests.The defeat extended the Windies’ dismal of having not won on Indian soil for 24 years. They also have not beaten India overall in 16 years.“A lot has been said about this Test team in particular – things that I am not in agreement with, because we have beaten top sides in the last two-three series we’ve played,” Holder told reporters here. “We probably haven’t won as many series as we’d like. Within the last year, I think we’ve won two out of four or five series we’ve played. So I don’t understand why people would be this harsh towards us.”He continued: “We are playing the number one team, India, in their backyard. And history would show we haven’t won a Test match here since 1994 and if you look at the players who came through West Indies cricket I think Brian Lara and these greats have been playing all that time.” In neither innings in Rajkot did West Indies pass 200 after India had piled up a massive 649 for nine declared in their first innings.Only Roston Chase, in the first innings, and opener Kieran Powell, in the second innings, managed to get half-centuries as the remainder of the batting crumbled without resistance. Understandably, it was the Windies batsman who copped most of the flak from pundits but Holder urged his side to ignore the criticism and allow their performances to speak for them. “Again, everyone is entitled to their opinion. I just focus primarily on what I have to do and what the team has to do. There’s no point worrying about what people have to say because people will always have to say,” Holder asserted. “The only way we can silence the critics or try to silence them – because I don’t think they’ll ever shut up – is by playing cricket.” He added: “It goes back to my point about being patient and being able to build partnerships – that’s what Test cricket is all about and in tight moments in any game especially when you first come in to bat, you have to absorb some pressure to get a partnership going.”West Indies welcome back experienced new-ball bowler Kemar Roach who missed the first Test after returning home to Barbados due to his death of his grandmother. Holder also missed the affair with an ankle injury but there was indication of his availability for the coming Test.The absence of both key bowlers meant pacers Keemo Paul, with one previous Test and the uncapped Sherman Lewis, both featured in the Windies attack which presented no horrors for the Indian batsmen.Holder said the inexperience had been evident throughout the match, adding he had spoken to the young bowlers to address some of the shortcomings. “Inexperience showed in their performances but they had bright sparks in different spells that they bowled,” Holder pointed out.“It’s a matter for them to understand more about Test cricket. In terms of seamers, it’s not only about if there is anything that is helping the bowlers. If there is nothing happening for the bowlers – like if there is no carry – then you need to be patient.“It is going to be difficult, this is something I spoken to them [about]. You need your pacers to hold the runs mostly and put the pressure so that the spinners can come and take the wickets.”He continued: “I had a little session with them at the nets, particularly with Sherman. While I was batting I just challenged him to bowl around the off stump. He is skillful, he has got the movement but it’s just about knowing when to bowl each kind of delivery. “Sometimes, having the luxury of swinging the ball both ways, you get greedy or impatient.”The second Test bowls off at midnight Caribbean time Thursday.SQUADS: INDIA – Virat Kohli (captain), KL Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wkp), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur.WEST INDIES – Jason Holder (captain), Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Kraigg Brathwaite, Roston Chase, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Jahmar Hamilton, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Sherman Lewis, Keemo Paul, Kieran Powell, Kemar Roach, Jomel Warrican.
(Reuters) – The sporting world was plunged into mourning yesterday as news of Kobe Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash spread leaving the rich and famous, presidents, Hall of Famers and ordinary fans stunned. A true global superstar, the depth of Bryant’s popularity quickly surfaced as reports were confirmed that the Los Angeles Lakers great had been killed along with his daughter Gianna and seven others when his helicopter crashed in a remote field near the city of Calabasas.As the deaths were confirmed social media exploded in grief while television programming was interrupted to report on the tragedy with video showing smoke billowing from the crash site as first responders put out the flames.U.S. President Donald Trump was among the first to take to Twitter to express his shock. “Reports are that basketball great Kobe Bryant and three others have been killed in a helicopter crash in California. That is terrible news!” tweeted Trump. Trump and former U.S. President Barack Obama agree on little but were united in their grief over the five-time NBA champion’s untimely passing. “Kobe was a legend on the court and just getting started in what would have been just as meaningful a second act. To lose Gianna is even more heartbreaking to us as parents,” Obama wrote on Twitter.Where Bryant’s death hit close to home was on the basketball courts, where his skill and personality made him one of world’s most recognisable and popular athletes.“The NBA family is devastated by the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. “For 20 seasons, Kobe showed us what is possible when remarkable talent blends with an absolute devotion to winning. “He was one of the most extraordinary players in the history of our game with accomplishments that are legendary: five NBA championships, an NBA MVP award, 18 NBA All-Star selections, and two Olympic gold medals.“He will be remembered most for inspiring people around the world to pick up a basketball and compete to the very best of their ability.”But perhaps it was three-time NBA champion Dwyane Wade who best expressed the disbelief and sadness that washed over the league, tweeting: “Nooooooooooo God please No!” Two of the greatest players of all-time, Hall of Famers Bill Russell and Kareem Abdul-Jabaar, praised Bryant as one of the best ever to set foot on the court but noted he was an even better person.“Most people will remember Kobe as the magnificent athlete who inspired a whole generation of basketball players,” tweeted Abdul-Jabaar. “But I will always remember him as a man who was much more than an athlete.”No group was left more devastated than the Lakers family that Bryant had been a part of for 20 seasons as a player. “As I try to write this post, my mind is racing. I’m in disbelief and have been crying all morning over this devastating news that Kobe and his young daughter, Gigi have passed away in a helicopter crash. Cookie and I are heartbroken,” Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson wrote on Twitter.As a slate of NBA games tipped off yesterday, teams and players searched for ways to pay tribute to the man they knew as “Mamba”.The NBA champions Toronto Raptors and San Antonio Spurs honoured Bryant by both choosing to run out the shot clock on their opening possessions.It was not just basketball fans left blindsided by Bryant’s death, as tributes poured in from other athletes, other sports, on other fields, golf courses and arenas around the globe. In France, Brazil soccer international Neymar dedicated his goal scored from a penalty for Paris St Germain at Lille in a Ligue 1 match yesterday to Bryant, holding up two and four fingers (Bryant’s retired jersey number), putting his hands together in prayer and bowing before the crowd.“It’s very sad for the world of sport and for all of us, not just for the basketball fans as he did so much for sport in general,” said Neymar. “I hope he will rest in peace.”“A legend in one sport who loved, and was loved in, ours,” tweeted FIFA, world soccer’s governing body. It was not just the sports world left crushed as Bryant’s popularity cut across cultures and countries.Being a Hollywood fixture, the death of Bryant, who also won an Oscar to go along with his five NBA titles, sent shockwaves through the music, entertainment and business worlds as well.“It can’t be. You always encouraged me mamba. Gave me some of the best quotes that we smile about to this day! Love you man!” tweeted singer Justin Bieber. At the end of the day those impacted most, however, were Bryant’s ordinary fans, who took to social media in millions in an outpouring of sadness.“Feels like a bad dream,” wrote Twitter user @mischiefluis. “Kobe’s the reason I love the game. My super hero. My heart breaks for his family and the other 4 individuals involved.“Let’s keep the memory of Kobe alive.”
Kenyan distance runner Eliud Kipchoge and Colombian long and triple jumper Caterine Ibarguen have been named male and female world athletes of the year.The pair were honoured by the IAAF at a ceremony held in Monaco on Tuesday.Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith, who won three European sprint titles and relay gold at the Commonwealth Games, was nominated for the women’s award.Kipchoge, 34, won the London Marathon and set a world record of two hours, one minute and 39 seconds in Berlin.His time in the German capital bettered that of compatriot Dennis Kimetto, whose 2:02.57 was also set in Berlin, in 2014.Ibarguen, also 34, claimed triple and long jump honours in the Central American and Caribbean Games, the Continental Cup and the Diamond League finals.The Olympic champion was unbeaten in all eight of her triple jump competitions, ending the year with a world-leading mark of 14.96m in her specialist event and a national record of 6.93m in the long jump.Sweden’s 19-year-old pole vaulter Armand Duplantis won the men’s rising star award while the women’s award went to American 400m runner Sydney McLaughlin.RelatedKenya’s Eliud Kipchoge Breaks Two-hour Marathon BarrierOctober 12, 2019In “Athletics”Chicago Marathon: Brigid Kosgei Shatters World Record, Cherono Wins Men’s RaceOctober 14, 2019In “Athletics”2017 IAAF World Championships: Track Queen Okagbare Headlines 14-man ListJuly 26, 2017In “Sports”