December 25, 2019

LOCAL NEWS: LETTERMACAWARD COMMUNITY NOTES

first_imgLETTERMACAWARD NOTESThe Graveyards Masses will take place on the Saturday 14th of July at 3pm in the new graveyard  and  Sunday 15th of July at 12pm. in the old graveyard.Bazaar The bazaar will take place in Saint Bridget’s hall on Sunday 8th July from 4pm to 6.30pm.Faith Healer Michael Currin, faith healer will be in John O Donnells  pub (Teach Gleann Teo,) Doochary on Tuesday 3rd July from 7pm to 9pm.Áras Sheagháin Bháin Tá Ionad na hOllscoile i nGaoth Dobhair toilteanach ceann de na cúrsaí dioplóma páirtaimseartha seo a leanas a chur ar fáil san Áras i Meán Fómhair 2012  ag brath ar éileamh. Dioplóma sa Ghaeilge.Dioplóma i Léann an Traidisiúin. Má cheapann tú go mbeadh suim agat in aon cheann de na cúrsaí seo fáigh i dteagmháil go luath le do thoil. Fón 074-9546071 – Luan go hAoine   9.30 r.n. –  5.00 i.nLOCAL NEWS: LETTERMACAWARD COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: June 28th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LOCAL NEWS: LETTERMACAWARD COMMUNITY NOTESlast_img read more

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December 21, 2019

Chelsea fans praise ‘warrior’ Ivanovic ahead of possible exit

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesChelsea fans on Twitter have been praising Branislav Ivanovic after news emerged of his potential departure from Stamford Bridge.Zenit St Petersburg have expressed an interest in signing the 32-year-old, who has not been first choice under Antonio Conte and is out of contract this summer.However, he has been a key player for Chelsea during nine trophy-laden years at the club and Blues supporters were quick to pay tribute.When Ivanovic does leave, he deserves maximum respect. Best right back in PL history, don’t let the last 2 years cloud your judgement.— #4. (@ThatMunichNight) January 26, 2017No doubt about Branna being in the all-time Chelsea XI— 1⃣2⃣ (@Sillinho10) January 26, 2017Ivanovic getting the praise he deserves lovely to see. Always backed him, even the last few tough seasons. Phenomenal player for us— CB (@BatsmanAndRuben) January 26, 2017People that don’t respect Ivanovic are not to be trusted. The man is a god.— Victoria (@VicW26) January 26, 2017His legs may now have gone but what a warrior Ivanovic was for us. Always turned up in the big games. No hiding for him.— Gratt2010 (@Gratt2010) January 26, 2017Man…I absolutely love Branislav Ivanovic. The amount of important goals he’s scored over the years, what a guy.— Robbie (@robbieC94) January 26, 2017Sad seeing ivanovic leave although the time is right can’t deny he is a club legend and has rescued us many a time. #CFC #Ivanovic— Abz (@abzcfc98) January 26, 2017Ivanovic at Chelsea, 9 trophies in 9 years, despite him last season, generally gonna miss him.— ⚽ AGuyNamedCesc (@Ben_Stevens99) January 26, 2017Branislav Ivanovic is a Chelsea legend! Unfairly treated by some fans these couple years!— Larry Gaisie (@larrygaisie) January 26, 2017Some though could not look beyond the dips in form Ivanovic suffered last season and felt that, like Oscar and John Mikel Obi, it was time for the Serb to be moved on.If you guys consider Ivanovic as a Legend then Mikel Obi was a god in our club.— Mac (@avson999) January 26, 2017This might be our best ever January transfer window. Oscar off to China now Ivanovic to Russia. 💉💉💉— G (@LastCamisa10) January 26, 2017Conte getting rid of dead wood in the squad. Mikel and Ivanovic arguably legends but not been good enough— kante_fan (@KanteBeStopped) January 26, 2017   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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December 18, 2019

Siba Mtongana takes South Africa to the World

first_imgBy Phindi MadunaInternationally renowned, award winning South African Celebrity Chef, Culinary Expert and Food Critic, Siba Mtongana recently announced that she is collaborating with South African Airways’ (SAA) Air Chefs.Siba’s company, The Siba Co. will work in partnership with the South African national carrier’s in-flight catering facility to create a ‘Sibalicious’ menu for business class passengers on international flights. Siba is the first female chef to take on this feat.Siba, who holds a degree in Food and Consumer Sciences from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, is a proudly South African food enthusiast who has been flying the South African flag high through all of her endeavours. Some of these include her cooking shows ‘Siba’s Table’ and ‘Siba’s Table: Fast Feasts’ which air in more than 90 countries in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa on the Food Network Television Channel; and her much loved cookbook ‘Welcome to my Table’. Siba also embraces the South African spirit of Ubuntu by helping to fight hunger and malnutrition through her ambassadorship for Foodbank South Africa.The partnership between The Siba Co. and SAA is perfect in that promotes local cuisine which contributes to the positive reputation of the Nation Brand.The new menu will certainly reinforce SAA’s undertaking to ‘Bring the World to Africa and take Africa to the World’.The roll out dates will be announced soon.last_img read more

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December 3, 2019

Amreli SP arrested in bitcoin extortion case

first_imgThe Gujarat CID (crime) team probing the bitcoin extortion case has arrested Amreli Superintendent of Police Jagdish Patel, whose role in the alleged kidnapping of Surat-based builder Shailesh Bhat and extorting of 200 bitcoins worth ₹12 crore from him was under the agency’s scanner. Mr. Patel was taken into custody from his official residence in Amreli district on Sunday and was brought to Gandhinagar, where top officials interrogated him. He was placed under arrest on Monday after a medical check-up at Civil Hospital. A senior official told The Hindu that the agency was set to expand the scope of probe in the high-profile case. Top officials said a former legislator of the Gujarat Parivartan Party was also on the radar and was likely to be summoned for interrogation in the next few days. “The then MLA played a role of a fixer in the entire episode and we will soon call him after custodial interrogation of the Amreli SP,” a senior official in the agency said.Key accusedThe detention of Mr. Jagdish Patel came after the arrest of police inspector Anant Patel, who was the key accused in the case.Mr. Anant Patel was the Inspector in local Crime Branch in Amreli under Mr. Jagdish Patel, who is the SP there. He is accused of extorting bitcoins worth crores of rupees and cash from Mr. Bhatt.Besides Mr. Anant Patel, nine other policemen and a middleman from Amreli had been made accused in the case. Earlier, two constables and the middleman were arrested by the probe agency.On April 8, the CID-Crime registered a case against Mr. Anant Patel and others for allegedly kidnapping Mr. Bhatt and extorting bitcoins, a popular crypto-currency, and some cash from him.Abducted near hotelMr. Bhatt, in his complaint, had alleged he was kidnapped from near a hotel in Gandhinagar by the accused policemen on February 9.The realtor had claimed he was taken to a farmhouse near the State capital where Mr. Anant Patel beat him and forced him to digitally transfer 200 bitcoins worth ₹ 12 crore. Police had earlier said they were verifying Mr. Bhatt’s claim of digitally transferring 200 bitcoins to Mr. Anant Patel from his virtual wallet on mobile. The agency has also seized around a dozen mobile phones and other digital assets.last_img read more

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December 3, 2019

From Assam to China, a ‘phantom’ rules the rhino horn trade

first_imgTerrestrial links between Assam and China through Myanmar and the Eastern Himalayas have come at a high price. More than 1,100 Americans died carving the 1,726 km Stilwell Road through treacherous hills from eastern Assam’s Ledo to Kunming in China’s Yunnan province during the Second World War, after Yangon (then Rangoon) fell to the Japanese.The road that took two years and $150 million for U.S. Army General Joseph Stilwell to build, however, barely served its purpose of sending supplies to China, and fell into disuse soon after the end of the war.Stilwell Road fell into disuse after 39,000 tonnes of supplies were moved in November 1944. But more than 500 one-horned rhinos of Kaziranga National Park (KNP) have died in the last 70 years to maintain the terrestrial link between Assam and China, albeit via a different route.Complex trailMandalay, a book in Assamese, produced by the Guwahati-based Nanda Talukdar Foundation and supported by Gauhati University’s Centre for South East Asian Studies, has traced rhino horn trade from Nagaland and Manipur in India to China via the Stilwell Road.The book draws on years of investigations by two officers on the frontline of rhino conservation — Deben Bora, officer-in-charge of the Jakhalabandha police station near KNP’s Burapahar Range, and Pranjal Baruah, range officer of the park’s Northern Range (now upgraded to a division) across the Brahmaputra river — and reflects their passion for protecting the endangered animals “at any cost”.  Interrogations of dozens of poachers over the past decade have led the police and forest officers to a mysterious person, called Lampu. “We are not sure if he exists, or is an alias of someone who heads an international crime syndicate. But we know he operates from Myanmar,” Mr. Bora told The Hindu.Lampu’s real name, photo and location are not available with any investigating agency. “He is a shadowy figure, a phantom who controls the rhino horn trade somewhere between Kalay and Mandalay in Myanmar,” said Mrinal Talukdar, the author.Mr. Talukdar travelled through Cambodia, China, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam for close to three years for his extensive research into the dangerous trade.Extremists involvedHis study and investigations by anti-poaching units revealed that the complex Myanmar cartel operates through two networks — one in Nagaland and the other in Manipur — with members of extremist groups calling the shots.“The Manipur network operates through terrorists, who use assault rifles such as AK-47 and M4. Members camp on the Anjukmani Hills in (Assam’s) Karbi Anglong district south of Kaziranga, come down to the jungle for a kill, return to the camp with one or more horns, lie low for weeks or months before slipping out of Assam,” Mr. Talukdar said, describing the modus operandi.The Nagaland network, on the other hand, relies on .303 rifles. Almost all Naga poachers belong to the Sema or Sumi tribe, recruit Assam’s Karbi tribal people to supply arms while local Muslims near the KNP are hired as scouts to locate rhinos. The Naga shooters do not camp but come, kill and move out, the book reveals.last_img read more

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November 30, 2019

Galanza proud to hard work finally paying off for Lady Falcons

first_imgE.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  View comments Papi Sarr’s absence hampers Falcons The Lady Falcons recorded their first winning streak under Padda in any tournament and Galanza was proud that they were finally able to repay their head coach.“We’re proud that we are finally able to show what we’ve been doing in training to the games we’re playing in,” said Galanza in Filipono Saturday after leading Adamson over Arellano 25-20, 25-22, 25-18, in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We were so happy that we were all shouting because before we were the ones who were getting swept now we’re the ones doing the sweeping.”And Adamson’s triumph didn’t come from any run of the mill team; it was against the defending NCAA champions. Jema Galanza, Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson skipper Jema Galanza has went through it all for the Lady Falcons, from contending in the Final Four back in Season 76 to just trying to compete as they languished in the bottom four the following years.Galanza has had to carry the pressure head coach Air Padda put on her as the captain of the team, but it seems the skipper has finally managed to lighten that burden down.ADVERTISEMENT And Galanza, who had 18 points in the match, is aware of the magnitude the Lady Chiefs have.“It’s just uplifting that the team we beat for our second straight win was Arellano and we all know how good that team plays,” said Galanza as the Lady Falcons improved to 2-0 to lead Group B.“We didn’t relax one bit because once we do that or we start to underestimate them they can come back.”ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img LATEST STORIES Read Next MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversarylast_img read more

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November 27, 2019

Explosive KOs highlight prelims of ONE Jakarta card

first_imgPhoto from ONE ChampionshipONE Championship kicked off what promises to be its biggest year yet with the Eternal Glory card on Saturday night here.The preliminary bouts didn’t disappoint with explosive and early finishes.ADVERTISEMENT Chemistry still an issue as NLEX struggles in first game with new faces MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES South Korea’s Won Il Kwon pulled off an opening-round stoppage of Alex Engelen, who was floored by a crisp straight before getting pummeled with more punches that prompted the referee to stop the fight.The quickest knockout of the night so far belonged to China’s Niu Kang Kang.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsNiu Kang knocked Indonesian bet Sunoto out cold with a crushing head kick just 31 seconds into their catchweight bout.Niu stunned the hometown crowd as Sunoto had to stretchered off. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening So far, only one bout has gone the distance with Koji Ando of Japan edging Rasul Yakhyaev of Japan by split decision in a lightweight contest.In the curtain raiser, Indonesian fighters Oscar Yaqut stopped Andreas Satyawan in the second round of their featherweight bout.Yaqut (4-0) got into a full mount and clobbered the debuting Satyawan, who resorted to tapping out at the 2:36 mark.In another all-Indonesian affair, Aziz Calim submits stablemate Adi Paryanto with a rear-naked choke in the opening round of their strawweight bout.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion View comments Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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October 28, 2019

17 days agoWATCH: Arsenal defender William Saliba leads St Etienne fans sing-song after Lyon win

first_imgWATCH: Arsenal defender William Saliba leads St Etienne fans sing-song after Lyon winby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal defender William Saliba has been filmed singing from a microphone in front of St. Etienne’s fans following the Ligue 1 club’s win over Lyon.Saliba was immediately loaned back to France after completing a move to Gunners this summer.He was imperious in the match, which was his first league start for the season.William Saliba & Kieran Tierney both whipping out megaphones after an away win vs Spurs in 2021. I’m absolutely here for this. https://t.co/jk98LyyPzI— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) October 7, 2019 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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October 27, 2019

Urban Meyer Claims Ohio State Is The Real “DB U”

first_imgurban meyer is now a spokesman for bob evansThe debate rages on. Earlier this month, players from LSU, Florida, Oklahoma State and other schools got into a number of Twitter arguments regarding which program should be considered “D.B.U” – meaning, which school produces the best defensive backs when it comes to NFL success. Well, there appears to be a new entrant, and it has a fairly decent spokesman. Ohio State’s Urban Meyer is now claiming that his school is the real “D.B.U”, and he’s got an NFL.com article to back up his claim.pic.twitter.com/IhLH9SdnoC— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) May 28, 2015The piece, written by Chase Goodbread, lists former Buckeyes Donte Whitner, Antoine Winfield, Chris Gamble, Nate Clements, Shawn Springs and Will Allen as examples as to why he believes Ohio State is tops.Of course, these kinds of titles have been created purely for entertainment purposes. That being said, it is interesting to watch players, coaches and analysts vouch for who they think deserves the crown. Is Meyer right?last_img read more

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October 17, 2019

Intense UK media scrutiny of Meghan Markle baffles Canadians watching it unfold

first_imgLONDON – Intense media scrutiny of Meghan Markle’s extended family has left a sour taste for many Canadian tourists and expats observing wall-to-wall coverage of the impending royal wedding.The voracious appetite for tidbits on the upcoming nuptials came as a shock to British Columbia tourists Karen and Bill Chandler, who say they were blindsided by reporters during a tour of Windsor Castle on Wednesday.Rather than recounting the grand splendour of the historic home to more than 900 years of royals, the couple’s biggest memory was of journalists and camera crews preparing to cover Saturday’s nuptials.“It’s crazy up there, it’s just crazy,” Bill Chandler exclaimed Thursday after visiting the historic town where Prince Harry will wed Markle, about an hour and a half from London by car.“They’re right in your face.”The retirees didn’t expect their weeklong whirlwind through London to include a glimpse into the media circus surrounding the much-hyped union of Prince Harry and his California fiancee, but it’s a unique memory they will take back with them to Victoria on Sunday.It’s certainly given Karen Chandler a much more sombre view of what could be in store for Markle once she officially joins the royal family.“Just wandering through the castle I was thinking about how the press had affected Diana’s life — they ruined it,” she says.“Just the hounding. (But) I believe she probably is better equipped than Diana was, much better equipped.”A palpable backlash against unflattering stories about Markle’s family history — and in particular her 73-year-old father Thomas Markle — appeared to take root Thursday as the bride announced he will not walk her down the aisle as planned.“I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health,” Markle said in a statement released by Kensington Palace.The elder Markle is said to be recovering from an operation to clear blocked arteries after suffering a heart attack last week.It was the latest turn in a gossip-fuelled saga that turned sadly dark in recent days. Of late, Thomas Markle has been mired in scandal over photographs of wedding preparations that were reportedly staged.At least one outlet appeared to step back from mining estranged family members for dirt Thursday, with “Good Morning Britain” reportedly dropping Markle’s sister-in-law Tracy Dooley from their wedding coverage.The morning TV show was widely reported to have hired Dooley and her kids as TV correspondents for its rolling coverage of the ceremony, despite the fact they were not invited and were believed to have had little contact, if at all, with Markle.And on Tuesday, the same TV show featured a blistering attack on half-sister Samantha Markle, when Piers Morgan accused Markle’s half-sister of being a media “vulture.”History student Clarissa Fehr of Leamington, Ont., says she’s been turned off by relentless gossip coverage of the “Suits” actress — a successful biracial, divorced American who is challenging royal traditions on many levels.“A lot of it just terrorizes her character,” the 22-year-old exchange student says of the coverage she’s observed.“It’s all about her history and what she did to be successful, but then in reality it’s kind of what everyone has to do to be successful.””Fellow exchange student Lauren Johnston agreed, also invoking the tragic death of the late Princess of Wales, who died in a Paris car crash in August 1997.“I feel like the Meghan situation can turn into a Diana situation,” says the 19-year-old Johnston, studying media and communications on an exchange with her school in Abbotsford, B.C.“We saw what Princess Diana had to go through back when she got married and all the health problems that she had, which is unfortunate.”Canadian-born academic Susan Rudy points to a seeming preoccupation with socio-economic class in the British media, detecting an underlying narrative in which Markle is cast as a woman escaping a dark history.“It’s a sad story and she’s ‘escaped’ that, that’s part of the class story — that if you escape that, that’s to be applauded, instead of: What would you lose if you lose contact with a particular group like a class-based group?” says the London, Ont.-born Rudy, who moved to London in 2011.However, not all British media is like that, she’s quick to add.“The thing I like about Britain is that there’s an educated press here — the Guardian, particularly, a person can count on for actual information and facts,” says Rudy, a senior research fellow in the English department at Queen Mary University of LondonStill, there appears to be ravenous demand for salacious stories, notes Johnston, an aspiring journalist.“I’ve looked online at job opportunities here versus Vancouver … and print journalism and newspapers here are really prominent, which I think differs from Canada, as well,” she says.“They’re printing newspapers every day so they just need content constantly.”last_img read more

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