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first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:Linnell McLean, president of the Trelawny Football Association, said he is anticipating a great season of football in his parish, following Sunday’s final of the President’s Cup, which Coopers Pen won in convincing fashion – 4-2 over Harmony FC – at the Elleston Wakeland Centre.”Of course, the most important result we hope for at the end of this season of football in Trelawny is for our clubs to feature significantly in the confederation’s Super League and, of course, stake a claim for a spot in the Premier League,” McLean said.”That would be the greatest of all coming out of this pending season,” he reiterated.The parish has not produced a Premier League club since the high-flying act of Village United, which ended in relegation at the end of the 2011-12 season.With the likes of Clark’s Town (Trelawny Major League champions) gaining promotion to the Western Confederation Super League, and with Coopers Pen, Duanvale and Baca Star also in the mix, McLean is hopeful.upward trend”These clubs are on an upward trend over the last couple of seasons and all indications are that this will continue. It can only augur well for football in this parish as we try to improve all aspects of the game here,” noted McLean, “[and] that they get all available support to grow and become better.”Two of the most critical areas for such development are quality of playing surfaces and the number of young players coming through the ranks.The long-serving president believes that once these areas are addressed, it would make it easier for clubs to begin challenging the other dominant parishes for spots in the bigger, more lucrative leagues.Part of the plan, according to McLean, is to drive derbies and rivalries to their maximum, in order to stimulate interest and garner muchneeded sponsorship.”It’s on these platforms that we must build. Trelawny football is not the worst of the western parishes, neither do we boast of being the best, because we have some ways to go on that note. But I think we can get there,” reasoned McLean.On Sunday, McLean presented the winning team, Coopers Pen, with the President’s Cup, the symbol of the opening of the football season in Trelawny.The win was made possible thanks to a double strike from Christopher Noble in the 22nd and 31st minutes, plus goals from Shaunavan McKenzie, who netted the opener in the sixth, and AndrÈ Palmer, who scored in the 79th minute.Shaquelle Reid and Ricardo Reid (no relation) scored for Harmony, which ended with 10 players after O’Shane Stewart was shown a red card.last_img read more

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first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Finals pressure, La Salle’s championship poise too much for Basas, FEU in Game 1 Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award FILE – This March 6, 2018 file photo shows Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry during an NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets in Oakland, Calif. Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Monday, April 23, that it has struck a deal with the Golden State Warriors All-Star guard to produce television, film and possibly gaming projects. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry’s return from a knee injury will wait at least one more game.Curry was sitting out the opener of Golden State’s Western Conference semifinal matchup against New Orleans as he continues to fully recover from a sprained left knee.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Curry was injured March 23 on the same night he returned from a six-game absence with a hurt right ankle.“We practiced the whole week with the understanding that Steph was probably going to play,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “And he will play. It’s not like he’s going to miss the entire series. We practiced both ways. What we’ll do is Plan B, I guess, Plan A, whatever you want to call it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Coach Steve Kerr made the announcement during his pregame news conference Saturday night. Kerr says it’s “very likely” the two-time MVP will play in Game 2 of the best-of-seven series Tuesday night at Oracle Arena.“Just made the decision based on giving him the extra few days and the fact he only scrimmaged yesterday,” Kerr said. “You’ve been out five weeks and we’re playing in the playoffs, I don’t think one scrimmage is enough, even though he feels great, he wants to play and pleaded his case. But we’re going to sit him tonight and very likely he’ll play Game 2.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAs usual, Curry insisted he “feels great and he’s ready to go,” said Kerr, who is encouraged Curry feels so good.Curry returned to full practice with contact Thursday and only scrimmaged 5 on 5 for the first time Friday, and Kerr prefers that Curry get additional on-court time at full speed Sunday before inserting him back into the rotation — which could be off the bench initially or on a minutes restriction, or both. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ MOST READ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgIn the face of a tight and unbearable economic situation, Liberian workers are suffering to get jobs simply due to two public officials whose unnecessary rivalry continues to hurt our nation: Central Bank Governor Mills Jones and Finance Minister Amara Konneh’s continuous misunderstanding is more than worrisome and could not be ignored by the President in her State of the Nation’s Economy Address recently.“……. in the absence of full cooperation between the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Liberia, have created stress in the banking system and the depreciation in the exchange rate”, the President noted in laying out some of the main reasons for the country’s current poor economic situation.For the past five to six months now, the Liberian Government lacks funding to honor its obligations to contractors, of course with emphasis on those who are responsible to fix or repair our roads. This makes one to wonder about the survival of these Liberian workers just as the rainy season gets into full gear.When the Public Works Minister Antoinette Weeks during her recent appearance on Capitol Hill told the Liberian Senate about the indebtedness of the Liberian Government to contractors in the tone of over US$84 million, it makes one to project the kind of hardship Liberian workers who find themselves in this sector will continue to endure based on Governor Jones and Minister Konneh’s hardened rivalry.But just a minute: where are all the taxes or revenues generated by the Finance Ministry with no return to benefit Liberian contractors?But you may also wonder where is Governor Jones’ professed nationalism (of dashing out unregulated loans) when he is refusing to prioritize the interests of those who are just merely surviving to get their wages through these companies that are either already shutting down or have ceased to operate due to the lack of funds to pay workers and vendors?For Minister Konneh who always preaches ‘austerity’ but practices waste and abuse, he must know that he needs to cut-off such non-compliance posture with the Bank Governor so payments can be made to those companies for his compatriots to get some money in their pockets.Just so you know, 90% of these companies have already closed down or ceased operations because they are being owed too long and Liberians earning their living through these companies are the only victims.If the primary reason for non-payment to contractors is the song ‘Lack of Funds In The Budget’, then why can’t a reported US$10,000 monthly allowance to the Finance Minister be curbed considerably to help address these issues? As a matter of fact, how is he justifying that amount in the first place? How possible in that when Governor Jones continues to parade Monrovia and the entire country in his very expensive and luxurious bullet-proof jeep? Just for the record, when former Minister Augustine K. Ngafuan (now Foreign Minister) was at Finance, it is a known secret that there were fewer taxpayers and businesses and every contractor and vendor were getting paid at least three times in a single Fiscal Year. Unlike now, where taxpayers and businesses have increased, the (opposite?) is just the ironical reality. What sense does that make?Where are the reserves at the CBL? Ain’t they supposed to be used to intervene in such an economical time as this? (Or is the focus only on the civil servants’ salaries and allowances, some with very fabulous ones eventhough these Liberians in the contractual sector who depend only on their respective monthly payments are also Liberians and deserve same treatment under the law?)Where are accrued funds or revenues from the Foreign Direct Investments that yielded over US$16 billion? Yes, we know that some of these investments have been spread over time (some up to 25 years) but they and most of the others are all spread over phases which means phase-payments for the past almost nine years.Which is more important: getting the hydro up in order to have sufficient power supply for our citizens who, however, won’t afford to buy a single cup of rice, least to mention access to adequate medical services due to the prevailing situations of Liberians being cut off from jobs?Which is more important: giving out ‘political loans’ at the expense of the Liberians’ state resources for the Governor’s political motives or ordinary Liberians’ empowerment to keep food on their families’ tables by paying contractors through which they too will get paid? Which is better: the Finance Minister’s ‘lobbied’ Finance Minister of The Year Award or lifting Liberians out of poverty by making sure the companies through which they earn their daily bread remain functional? Which is more important: satisfying the individual political motives of these politics-drunk public officials or preventing rural (and urban) Liberians from potential disasters of terrible roads in the midst of heavy rains that would leave some homeless?What about the CBL’s responsibility to regularize institutional failures in order to make corrective measures like contacting the World Bank (and probably other donors) to lend Liberia some funds to meet its budgetary obligations?As we speak, Public Works workers and contractors are striking not because there is no electricity, but not a single pot-hole in Monrovia has been repaired since over six months now. So, that foreshadows the story of rural dwellers who expect to get basic social services including medical supplies and others. They too are Liberians who will be expecting to transport supplies and also food to and fro; but how possible in the absence of maintained and repaired roads now that the rains have begun?Those Liberians in rural parts are threatened with hunger and serious medical situations if Governor Jones and Minister Konneh cannot afford to collaborate in the interest of the country. In fact, it would be best for the President to request their respective resignations, if you ask me for the best solution. These two men are holding an entire nation hostage and Liberia, in its current recovery drive can’t afford to be held hostage by its two greedy and selfish fiscal and monetary bosses. Please for once, Madam President, take action and take it now!Where are we heading, I wonder? So when will the President take action against these two fiscal and monetary officials whose behaviors continue to undermine her Government? When she hinted in her recent address that she will make sure of her direct leadership in effective changes and prosecuting offenders, I think that time is now, when she would put the right people at the right places at such a time in the history of our country’s economy.If both men truly love their country, this is the time to show it. Politics aside, they will truly be hailed in return.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgFlashback: (from right) UNMIL SRSG Farid Zarif, along with Deputies Yacoub El Hillo and Waldemar Vrey at the Capitol for the first State of the Nation Address by President Weah (Jan. 2018)–For Liberia’s Peace and Development, But Wants Strong Monitoring Mechanisms in Place to Advise UN Headquarters On Political Developments Ahead of the final departure of the United Nations Mission in Liberia on March 31, after 15 years in the country, the House of Representatives of the 54th Legislature, through a joint resolution has acknowledged UNMIL for its enormous contributions towards the country’s peace and development.Thirty-three members of the House affixed their signatures to the joint resolution on Tuesday, March 20, during the 18th day sitting, constituting a simple majority, and was forwarded to the Senate for concurrence.If at least 17 Senators affixed their signatures, it will be the second resolution, known as Resolution LEG 002/2018.House Speaker Dr. Bhofal ChambersIn the resolution, the lawmakers acknowledged the invaluable role of UNMIL’s various sections and capacities, including the Political Section, Rule of Law Section, Peace Consolidation and Logistics Section and Radio, which have facilitated Liberia’s democratic progress and supported the successful conduct of four major elections – 2005, 2011, 2015 and, only recently, the 2017 historic presidential elections and peaceful transition from one democratically elected government to another.“Recognizing that the inestimable sacrifices of the various UN Special Representatives of the Secretary General (SRSG) deployed in Liberia to lead the UN’s engagements in the past 14 years and, in particular, the distinguished role of the current Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of UNMIL, Ambassador Farid Zarif and his Deputies Waldemar Very, DSRSG for Political Affairs and Rule of Law; Yacoub El Hillo, DSRSG for Peace Consolidation, Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative in galvanizing the UN intervention in Liberia, including strong advocacy for women political participation; and especially Ambassador Zarif’s excellent political good offices’ support and coordination of international partners’ efforts towards the success of the recent Presidential Elections of 26 December 2017 and peaceful democratic transition on 22 January 2018,” the joint resolution said.Members of the Mongolian contingent of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) perform a tactical exercise prior to receiving medals of honour, in recognition for their service. 26/Nov/2008. UN Photo/Christopher Herwig. www.unmultimedia.org/photo/It added: “Aware that UNSCR 2333 of December 2016 has authorized the final closure and departure of UNMIL on 31 March 2018, and that SRSG Ambassador Farid Zarif and his team of predecessors and technicians have made enormous personal and collective sacrifices in Liberia to restoring peace, institutionalizing multi-party democracy and facilitating the strengthening of governance institutions, human rights, rule of law and security and gender parity.”“Now, therefore, it is hereby resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Republic of Liberia in Legislature assembled as follows, to: Commend the UN and all Member States for their inestimable support to Liberia’s peace, stability recovery, political and economic transformation in the last 14 years; further commend the SRSG, H.E. Ambassador Farid Zarif and his Deputies and all UNMIL staffs past and present, for their creative and committed role towards Liberia’s political and economic transformation, reconciliation and peace consolidation and encourage the UN Security Council to continue to keep Liberia on its top priority agenda with focus on supporting the consolidation of the new democratic government of President George Manneh Weah and put in place a strong monitoring mechanism to advise the UN Headquarters on political developments in Liberia,” it concluded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! RALEIGH, N.C. – Six out of the seven college students killed last month in a beach house fire had alcohol in their systems, although a prosecutor said he doesn’t believe drinking played a role in the deaths. The blood-alcohol levels ranged from .16 percent to .29 percent, Dr. John Butts, the state’s chief medical examiner, said Friday. The legal limit for driving in North Carolina is .08 percent, and Butts said the alcohol levels may have affected the students’ coordination and “their ability to respond.” But Brunswick County District Attorney Rex Gore dismissed the suggestion that drinking contributed to the deaths. He noted there was no trace of alcohol in the seventh victim. Six other students staying at the house were able to escape the blaze, and at least two did so by jumping from a window. “It’s a tragedy when they have those levels of alcohol,” Gore said. “But I haven’t seen anything to indicate that was a major contributing factor to the fire or to the chances of survival.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Investigators have said the cause of the fire is undetermined, but they were unable to rule out improperly discarded cigarettes.last_img read more

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first_imgEaragail Arts Festival launched an exciting, fun-filled festival programme at the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny this week. Now in its 27th year, the Earagail Arts Festival takes place from Friday, 10th – Sunday, 26th July.The festival was officially launched by Joe McHugh, TD, Minister of State with Special Responsibility for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources This year, the festival has introduced free online booking and the full programme of events can be found at www.eaf.ie. As part of the 2015 programme, Earagail Arts Festival will present the inaugural Donegal International Folk and Roots Festival.Experience an undiscovered world of music, culture, and stunning scenery on the North West Atlantic coast of Ireland at this four day festival of traditional, folk and world music.Taking place from Friday 10th July – Monday 13th July, the festival will include world premieres of unique music collaborations, free concerts, workshops, master-classes, guided walks, hiking, cycle tours, music trails and traditional Irish music sessions in the heart of Ireland’s undiscovered magical county of Donegal.During the weekend of 23rd – 26th July, the festival will present the Wild Atlantic World, a cultural collaboration between musicians from differing musical traditions including folk, traditional, world, jazz, and blues. Surrounded by stunning landscape with excellent walking, hiking, fishing and spectacular beaches, music lovers are invited to join The Henry Girls for a once in a lifetime musical experience on the edge of Europe.Taking place in The Doagh Isle Coffee House visitors can expect workshops, concerts, traditional Irish sessions and plenty of opportunity to explore the spectacular Atlantic coastline.Speaking at the launch, Minister McHugh said: “I am delighted to launch the 27th Earagail Arts Festival.“This event is a cornerstone of Irish tradition and culture in Donegal, and throughout the country, highlighting and promoting the very best of our history and society.“It allows us to demonstrate our talents and our artists and combine them with world productions in a rich blend of the old and the new. “Our heritage plays a key role in our identity, and whether it is through the Irish language, music, history and arts, we ensure that this identity remains as strong and as vital as ever.“I would like to commend all those involved with the Festival, for once again putting on a world class event and showing off the best of what Donegal has to offer.”Minister McHugh continued: “I would like to acknowledge all of the voluntary work that goes into the success of the Earagail Arts Festival.“The cornerstone of the ongoing success of the festival has been the creative celebration of Donegal’s cultural, language, landscape and heritage diversity. “I wish the festival team well and I’m confident that this year’s programme and 27 years of capacity building and experience will bode well in our journey towards the 2016 celebrations”.Adding to this, Cllr. John Campbell, Chairman, Donegal County Council said, “Founded by Donegal County Council in 1989, the Earagail Arts Festival continues to act as an annual, high profile focus for the very best of contemporary and traditional, local and visiting Irish and international arts.“The Earagail Arts Festival highlights Donegal’s fabulous Atlantic coastline and places the rich contemporary culture of our coastal communities at the forefront of the county’s tourism offering.’Festival director, Paul Brown said: “Woven into the fabric of the 2015 Earagail Arts Festival is the very essence of Donegal’s cultural and social history, new and old.“This year’s festival celebrates the unique and idiosyncratic character of Donegal’s musical tradition through the inaugural Donegal Folk & Roots Festival, featuring some of the county’s most established and fast emerging artists in collaboration with guests from around the globe.“The 2015 festival programme includes a host of new productions in wonderful new venues, including our centre-piece production ‘She Knit the Roof’ which theatrically investigates and interprets the once thriving cottage industry of knitting in Donegal.”Joan Crawford of Failte Ireland said: “Earagail Arts Festival has become an extremely important event over the past 27 years to tourism in Donegal.“This festival provides an opportunity for visitors to experience local culture and traditions and for communities to bring visitors and revenue to their areas given the geographic spread of the festival.“This year’s programme has something for everyone that comes to the county and they will get to see some wonderful parts of the Wild Atlantic Way”.For full details on the Earagail Arts programme visit www.eaf.ie. Earagail Arts Festival is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Donegal County Council.EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL 2015 LAUNCH EXCITING AND FUN-FILLED PROGRAMME OF EVENTS was last modified: June 5th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessEaragail Arts FestivalFeaturesnewslast_img read more

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first_imgOnline scamsters are again targeting Donegal customers claiming to be from the Revenue Commissioners and offering tax back payments.Dozens of people received the bogus email again yesterday.The email comes with an official Revenue logo and directs people to forms to fill in for a refund. During the procedure however, the conmen are extracting vital information from unsuspecting people.Below is a copy of the bogus email.Claim Your Tax Refund OnlineDear XXXXXXXXXXXX We identified an error in the calculation of your tax from the last payment, amounting to EUR 277.01. In order for us to return the excess payment, you need to create a Tax Gateway account after which the funds will be credited to your specified bank account.Please click “Get Started” below to claim your refund:Get StartedWe are here to ensure the correct tax is paid at the right time, whether this relates to payment of taxes received by the department or entitlement to benefits paid.     HUNDREDS OF DONEGAL PEOPLE BEING HIT WITH ONLINE ‘REVENUE’ SCAM was last modified: January 29th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:IrelandREVENIE COMMISSIONERSscamtax backlast_img read more

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventShe and other protesters faced off with troops in riot gear, and sang the national anthem. The protests erupted Wednesday after the slayings of the three Faddoul brothers – John, 17, Kevin, 13, and Jason, 12, with dual Canadian-Venezuelan citizenship – whose bullet-ridden bodies were found more than a month after they were kidnapped. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CARACAS, Venezuela – Protesters enraged by the killings of three boys in a ransom kidnapping took to the streets Thursday accusing President Hugo Chavez of inaction against rampant crime, saying he has divided Venezuelans with his frequent tirades. The anti-crime protests have put the government on the defensive, as officials have pledged sweeping police reforms while accusing opponents of trying to use the situation for political gain. “Venezuela is bleeding,” said Martha Lucia Varon, 50, marching with about 500 people to the Justice Ministry to demand a crackdown on rampant violent crime. “Chavez took it upon himself to divide Venezuelans,” said Varon, a working-class housewife who accused Chavez of aggravating tensions between rich and poor by lashing out at his wealthy opponents. last_img read more

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first_img2016 commemorations will be kick started in Donegal on Monday with the launch of the Donegal 2016 Commemorations Programme by Cathaoirleach Cllr. Ciaran Brogan at the County House in Lifford.Donegal 2016 will see an extensive programme of events and activities across the county to commemorate the events of the 1916 Rising, to reflect on our achievements over the last 100 years and to look towards our future.This programme is part of the Ireland 2016 programme and contains events and initiatives across all seven strands of the national programme. The Donegal programme has been developed following extensive community consultation. To coincide with the launch of the Donegal 2016 commemorations, Donegal County Council has produced a history and heritage education pack – Donegal in 1916: From the Edge. This pack, which was funded by The Heritage Council, consists of a 64 page booklet and 19 facsimiles in a designed folder. The pack, which is aimed at upper primary/secondary school students, teachers and a general audience, will give people a flavour of what life in Donegal was like in 1916 and will be unveiled at Monday’s launch.With over 90 events planned for Donegal, and more likely to be included in the coming months, Donegal is set for an exciting year of commemorations, where everyone of all ages, both in Donegal and overseas, will have an opportunity to join in.Some of the highlights for Donegal include:Remembering 1916: Ethical & Global Perspectives Conference (February) which is based on a book by Dr. Johnston McMasters and will include a series of workshops running up to the conference where the concept of how we remember key events in our history with be explored. The exhibition “County Donegal in 1916: Our Story” will open in March at Donegal County Museum to mark events which took place in 1916 from a Donegal perspective. The exhibition will be accompanied by a programme of events including lectures and schools activities.1916 Recreation Clonmany 1916 will celebrate 100 years of parish life by recreating the atmosphere of a bustling rural market village from 1916.Foras Cultúir Uladh will host an event to commemorate the leaders of the 1916 Rising’s outlook on linguistic and cultural affairs.  A symposium will be organised by Oideas Gael on 5th July 2016 in Foras Cultúir Uladh with a panel of speakers to talk on the subject “The Irish Language belongs to everyone”.Of particular note is the Willie Doherty video commission which was selected by an international jury under the Arts Council’s open call to the Irish imagination. This is one of only nine projects to receive funding under this call, for which over 250 applications were received.Internationally renowned artist Willie Doherty will make a new video artwork examining the legacy of the 1916 Easter Rising and will build on his interest in the relationship between landscape and memory and will be shot in sites of contested history in Donegal and Dublin. The video will premier in the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny in July 2016. Mondays launch will take place at 12 noon in the County House, Lifford and speakers will include Eileen Burgess, Local 2016 Co-ordinator; Michael O’Reilly, Ireland 2016; Cllr Marie-Therese Gallagher, Ireland 2016 Donegal Committee; Minister of State Joe McHugh TD; Michael Starrett, The Heritage Council and Seamus Neely, Donegal County Council.The event will also feature Annemarie Ní Churreáin, Donegal poet and winner of one of 16 Next Generation bursaries, reading work related to 1916 and some of her own recent workDONEGAL TO LAUNCH ITS 2016 COMMEMORATION PROGRAMME THIS MONDAY was last modified: January 15th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgThe Selection for the Donegal Rose for the Rose of Tralee will take place on Saturday 21st April at the Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny.The Roses entering will all be interviewed individually, with a group interview along with three judges, Evelyn Cronly, Chris Ashmore and Lynn McLaughlin .The Roses plus families and friends are all attending a gala dinner on Saturday 21st April at 7.30pm. All contestants will dine with their escorts and then be interviewed on stage by Highland Radio’s John Breslin while some of the Roses will also perform to entertain the audience.Maria McCole Donegal Rose is looking forward to the event and we look forward to hearing about her fabulous year as the 2011 Donegal Rose.Tara Talbot, the overall Rose of Tralee winner, looks forward to meeting with everyone and all the Roses entering the Donegal Rose Selection and she will welcome everyone on the night.This is a glamourous fun event for all to attend, there are still a few remaining tickets which can be purchased from the Roses entering this year or directly from the Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny for €30, the ticket includes champagne reception, Gala Dinner & entertainment. Funds raised are going to the Medical Stroke Rehabilitation Centre in St Conal’s Hospital. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the sponsors including Ballylar Post Office, Tyneside Irish Centre, Silver Tassie Hotel, National Hair Academy, Dunnes Stores, Adara Toursim, R McCullagh Jewellers & Motivation.ieThe Lucky Winner will receive Newbridge silverware including earrings, bracelet and necklace along with a night away in any hotel. She will be crowned with a NewBridge tiara and Donegal Rose Sash , she will then go forward to the Regional Finals.We would like to wish all of the girls the very best of luck and we hope to see Donegal represented in the Rose of Tralee.For more info contact the Donegal Rose Committee on 087-2657431 or via face book www.facebook.com/DonegalRose COMPETITION IS ‘BLOOMING’ FIERCE FOR DONEGAL’S ROSE OF TRALEE! was last modified: April 12th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal Rose of TraleeletterkennyRadisson Blulast_img read more

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