ComhbhrónIts with deep regret we record the passing of John Diver a member of the Rosses Rovers team winners of the Dr’McGettigan cup in 1948.A native of Gola Island and a national school teacher on Aranmore Island, before the family moved to Donegal Town. John lined out for St’Crones and Rosses Rovers in the forties. The Black and Amber of the Lower Rosses teams draped his coffin on his final journey to his place of rest on Aranmore Island. Deepest sympathy to the Diver family Ar deas Dé go raibh a anam uasal. Cuireann an club a gcomhbhrón i iúl do theaghlach Uí Chnaimhsí uilig ar na Dúchoraidh ar ócáid bháis Dan Ó Cnáimhsí. D’imir Dan le Leitir Mac a’ Bhaird, An Chlochán Liath agus Dún na nGall agus bhí sé mar Uachtarán Oinigh ar fó chumann Na Rosa. Ba é mac le Biddy Fheilimidh as Rann na Feirste, deirfiúr le scríobhneoirí iomráiteach ‘Ac Grianna.Prior to the Naomh Muire/Glenfin match on Sunday in Mullachderg a minute silence was observed as a mark of respect to Paddy Eibhlin Devenney and John Diver. Cluichí / FixturesBhí bua maith ag an fhoireann sinsearach an Domhnach ‘s chuaigh thart nuair a bhuail siad Gleann Fhinne le poinnte amháin ar na méillte. Ins an chead chluiche bhain an foireann tacaíochta fosta. Beidh na foirne ag tabhairt aghaidh ar Bhun Cranncha an Domhnach seo chugainn don chead chluiche eile sráithe. 1:30 agus 3:00 a bheas na cluichí sin ag toiseacht.The U-21’s will play the winners of Glenswilly v Kilcar (being played on 23/08/13) on Tuesday 27th at 7.00pm in the Banks.LottoIs iad na huimhreacha a tháinig amach an tseachtain seo nó 3, 11, 13, 17. Níor bhain duine ar bith an pota ór ach bhí trí uimhir acu seo leanas: Bríd Boyle as Mullach Dubh agus Hugo Gallagher as An Bhráid.Beidh €920 sa phota an tseachtain seo chugainn.Light Up Your Club The LIGHT UP YOUR CLUB campaign is being run by the club with the aim of getting the Floodlights up and running this autumn and winter. The bulbs are €100 each and so far well over half have been sponsored from all over the world by so many. If you would like to sponsor a bulb please email email@example.comThose who sponsor a bulb will have their name on a board in the clubhouse for the next ten years. Go raibh maith agaibh.GAA NEWS – NAOMH MUIRE REMEMBERS JOHN DIVER was last modified: August 20th, 2013 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:Naomh Muire GAA notes
The 2019 Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award recipients were unveiled today by Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Nicholas Crossan.The four notable members of the diaspora set to receive this prestigious award in September are author and playwright Frank McGuinness; Dublin based businessman Pat Doherty; US-based attorney Patrick C. Dunican Jr, and; US-based businessman Daniel J. Hilferty.Speaking today Cathaoirleach Cllr. Nicholas Crossan said he was delighted that Donegal County Council working with the Tip O’Neill Awards Committee is recognising four members of the broad Irish Diaspora for their achievements and their interest in, and support of the Irish community. He said “each year the award recipients are always deserving of recognition for their achievements and this year is no different. All four recipients have found success at the top of their field, and this year is particularly special for me with fellow Inishowen men being recognised by Donegal County Council.“Their achievements speak for themselves and I am delighted that we in Donegal County Council, through the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award, are in a position to honour the outstanding contributions made by all four worthy recipients.”He added, “I would also like to pay tribute to the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award Committee who give of their time so willingly to ensure that we can honour these people who have such strong links with Ireland and indeed Donegal.”Frank McGuinness Frank McGuinnessA native of Buncrana, author and playwright Frank McGuinness is best known for his plays including The Factory Girls, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me and Dolly West’s Kitchen. He was educated locally in Buncrana and studied Pure English and Medieval Studies at University College Dublin. Professor McGuinness retired last year from University College Dublin where he lectured in English. He is celebrated as one of Ireland’s greatest living writers.Pat DohertyPat DohertyEmploying over 500 staff across the local community and generating over €100M in revenue in Donegal over the last 10 years, Pat Doherty “The Donegal Man” has never forgotten his roots returning to Buncrana regularly. He takes great joy in reinvesting in Donegal with substantial redevelopment projects such as the Letterkenny Shopping Centre, Redcastle Hotel and Spa and in more recent years in the only five-star Hotel in Donegal, Lough Eske Castle.Patrick C. Dunican JrPatrick C. Dunican JrPatrick C. Dunican Jr is Chairman and Managing Director at Gibbons Law Firm, based in Newark, New Jersey. He is recognised not only as a leader in the legal industry but also as a community leader in the United States. Elected Managing Director in 2004 at the age of 36, he has transformed Gibbons into a major force in the Mid-Atlantic legal market. Mr. Dunican’s four grandparents emigrated to the United States from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Offaly and Mayo. Daniel J. HilfertyDaniel J. HilfertyDaniel J. Hilferty is Chief Executive Officer of Independence Health Group, parent of Independence Blue Cross, one of the leading health insurers in the US. Since becoming CEO in 2010, the company has tripled in size, expanding through its affiliates to 25 states and the District of Columbia, and serving nearly 8 million people across the US.All four will be honoured at the Gala Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards Ceremony in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana on Friday September 27th.Chief Executive Seamus Neely said that he was very much looking forward to welcoming these special guests to Donegal in September saying “the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards ceremony is a very important highlight in the Council’s calendar of events. These awards were introduced as a fitting tribute to honouring on of Donegal’s most illustrious sons ‘Tip O’Neill’ and have become an important way for us to recognise and acknowledge the outstanding achievements and contributions made by the Irish diaspora across the globe. “I am very much looking forward to welcoming this year’s recipients to Donegal and I am delighted that they are in a position to accept this award honouring and recognising their outstanding achievements as prominent members of our diaspora”.The Tip O’ Neill Awards weekend, which will include the Tip O’Neill Golf Challenge on Saturday September 28th September at the award winning Ballyliffin Golf Course, will kick start the first ever “Donegal Connect” initiative. Donegal Connect is aimed at encouraging Donegal Diaspora to come to Donegal to find out for themselves why it is a great county to grow up in, be educated in, work and invest in or retire in. The programme will run for 10 days beginning on September 27th until October 6th and will have something for everyone. Further information is available on www.donegalconnect.comTickets for the Gala Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Awards Ceremony in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana on Friday September 27th are available for sale at www.localenterprise.ie/Donegal.Four members of the Donegal diaspora to receive 2019 Tip O’Neill Award was last modified: June 18th, 2019 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)
By Rosa Milagros Santos[Flickr, OpLove_10-05-09-1971 by Rob Bixby, CC BY 2.0, Oct. 2, 2009] Retrieved on Nov. 19, 2015During our November 12th webinar on Social Emotional Development in the Early Years: Creating Supportive and Inclusive Environments, Dr. Micki Ostrosky and I highlighted specific characteristics of children’s physical environments such as housing quality, noise, street traffic, crowding, and access to transportation that impact their social emotional development. In whatever environmental conditions we (children and adults) live, it is part of human nature for us to learn to adapt to our specific situation. For example, it is not unusual for military families who reside on and off base to learn to live with constant aircraft or artillery noise.Learning to adapt to our environment enables us to function and go about our regular routines and activities. However, for young children these adaptive behaviors can negatively impact their overall development, thereby having both positive and negative consequences. For example, children living in noisy environments can learn to ignore the constant noise around them, a potentially positive thing. However, some children may not be able to discriminate what environmental noise and sounds they should and should not ignore. In an effort to tune out noise, children also may disregard important auditory input like conversation initiations and responses by others.Researchers have noted that children who are constantly exposed to these conditions are less likely to pay attention, less motivated to perform tasks, can become socially withdrawn, and have less interactions with peers and adult caregivers — all these are necessary skills for academic and school success.Fortunately, as parents, teachers, or military family service providers, we have the capacity to create and promote supportive environments to alleviate the chronic and toxic environmental conditions to which some children may be exposed. One of the ways adult caregivers can support children living in these situations is to engage with them through literacy activities. My colleagues, Dr. Angel Fettig and Dr. LaShorage Shaffer and I wrote in our 2012 article, Helping Families Connect Early Literacy with Social-Emotional Development that literacy activities can support children’s language and communication skills as well as positively impact their social-emotional development. In this article, we share some strategies for using literacy activities, such as book reading and storytelling, to promote social emotional development.Creating multiple opportunities to read together whether it is part of a bedtime routine or at different times during the day, provide children and adults those important one-on-one times to interact. Reading together can provide children and adults with a chance to engage in an activity that is calm and quiet — away from the chaos and noise that might be present in their environment. Reading together can also be a time where children can focus on one activity and not be distracted by multiple inputs in their environment. Most importantly, reading together provides a chance for a child to have an adult’s undivided attention especially on those busy days.In our forthcoming webinar on Social Emotional Development in the Early Years: Enriching Social Emotional Literacy (December 3, 2015) we will focus on strategies to support the development of children’s emotional literacy, including building their vocabulary skills. Literacy-rich environments are linked to increased success in school — not only academically but just as importantly, socially and emotionally.Remember, as parents, teachers, or military family service providers we play an important role in designing and creating environments from which children learn and grow, and thus we must choose wisely when we do so!This post was written by Robyn DiPietro-Wells & Amy Santos, PhD, members of the MFLN FD Early Intervention team, which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.
The much-anticipated expansion of the Maharashtra Cabinet will take place on Sunday with 12 cabinet and ministers of state likely to be sworn in. While confirming this Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis added a word of caution and said a final meeting was pending with Shiv Sena to formalise last- minute names. “Cabinet expansion will take place tomorrow (Sunday). We have had one round of meeting with the allies on Friday and a final meeting will take place today,” he said after meeting Union Ministers at New Delhi on Saturday. This was later confirmed by the Governor, who will host the swearing-in ceremony at 11 a.m.According to sources BJP ministers likely to be sworn in include former Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil; Parinay Fuke, MLA from Bhandara-Gondia; Atul Moreshwar Save, MLA from Aurangabad east; Mumbai BJP chief Ashish Shelar; former cabinet minister Jaydutt Kshirsagar; Vidarbha legislators Dr. Sanjay Kute and Dr. Anil Bonde; Sanjay Vishwanath Bhegade, MLA from Maval; and, Sangli MLA Suresh Dagadu Khade. Avinash Mahtekar (RPI) is also in contention. Government source told The Hindu that Shiv Sena is likely to get one cabinet and one MoS post with MLA from Yavatmal, Tanaji Sawant, being one of the two to be inducted. With Assembly elections due by October, the expansion will give the government much-needed impetus, leaders said. Party sources said the BJP names were cleared at a meeting of the Haryana, Jharkhand and Maharashtra core group chaired by party president Amit Shah on June 9 in New Delhi. Mr. Fadnavis held meetings with Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray to finalise the alliance candidates, and handed over a list to Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao on Friday.
All draws, results, ladders and statistics can also be viewed at the TFA Sporting Pulse website which can be accessed using this link: TFA SPORTING PULSE WEBSITEDay two at the Seniors 2006 NTL was action packed, unfortunately the doctor was called on more frequently, three times in one timeslot for popped shoulders alone.MENS 30’S: The surprise of day two in the Mens 30’s division has to go to the Defence Warriors, who held the Scorpions to a 6-6 draw and the Suns to a 4-4 draw. The Defence side will definitely be a team to be wary of come finals time.The Suns may be sitting down in sixth but matched it with the Mets for most of the game, despite going down 7-4. The Suns, like the Cobras, seem to have enough talent to be challenging the leaders but are producing inconsistent results.The Sharks are also lurking, with the Mens 30’s kicking off the day three action tomorrow. The battle is certainly on.WOMENS 30’S: After 6 rounds in the Womens 30’s it is the Sydney Scorpions who sit atop the ladder with 6 wins. They did survive a scare against the Southern Suns today though, their 4-3 win was close all the way and the Suns definitely look like they have the goods to hurt the Scorpions.The Mets sit in third behind the Suns, but will need to lift their defense a little if they want to challenge the Scorpions and Suns.In other quality matches, the Brisbane City Cobras held off the Hunter Western Hornets 3-2, while the Rustlers held off the Barbarians 11-5. Despite the loss, it was a high scoring match, filled with some great dives and team efforts.The Rustlers backed that win up with a 3-1 loss to the Scorpions, restricting their scoring ability but being able to finish it off themselves. The Cyclones also competed well against the Scorpions, a 4-2 loss nothing to be discounted.MENS 35’S: In the Mens 35’s the Sharks and the Mets are leading the way, undefeated after five rounds, and looking strong as we head towards the finals. The Scorpions and Rustlers also look like they have the potential to challenge come finals time, they’re rounding out the top four, look to be well above the bottom four teams and the Scorpions only narrowly lost to the Mets 4-3.In other matches the Cyclones held of the Eagles 6-3, while Geoff Perrin from the Southern Suns and Shannon Brophy from the Sharks are leading the touchdown scorers with six each.WOMENS 35’S: After six rounds in the Womens 35’s the competition is looking fairly even, with the Sharks sitting on top of the ladder despite their loss to the Hornets yesterday.The wins and losses have been up and down with teams above losing to those below, it’s impossible to pick a winner. The bottom placed Rustlers upset the Hornets who had upset the top placed Sharks…do you see what I mean?As the teams face each other again tomorrow, it will certainly be an interesting division,MENS 40’S: The Scorpions and Suns are both at the top of the ladder, undefeated after five rounds in the Mens 40’s division. The Scorpions are being lead by players such as the Cheung brothers and Cliff Lyons. The Scorpions had a good day with 11-2, 13-3 and 14-1 being their winning scores for the day. Peter Stephens is leading the scoring charge with ten touchdowns for the tournament so far.The Suns definitely don’t have the scoring power of the Scorpions, but will be hoping their strong defense can minimise that come finals time.The Sharks and Warriors fill out the top four spots, although the Eagles and Mets have also proven they can challenge for a top four spot.WOMENS 40’S: The Cobras and Scorpions are leading the field in the Womens 40’s, but with the Scorpions inflicting a 4-1 win over the Cobras in the last round of the game, the Scorpions seem to have the upper hand in the division.The Suns and Northern Eagles also look to have the ability to perform in this division, while surprisingly, the Hornets (winless and at the bottom of the ladder) held the top placed Cobras to a 1-1.Once again this is a division where anything could happen!MENS 45’S: The Brisbane City Cobras and Northern Eagles are sitting second on the ladder after tow days, both undefeated, while the Sydney Mets look like the most likely challenger.It was a great day for the ACT, recovering from their two losses on day one with wins over the Rustlers and the Sharks. As the teams head towards the final two days of action, it seems that a mighty effort will be needed to get anywhere near the leading Cobras and Eagles. MENS 50’S: The Hornets have dropped to third in the pool, with the teams above them yet to have their bye and also due to their 3-3 draw with the Rustlers.After winning the past three titles it looks as though some teams may have caught up to the Hornets…it will certainly be an interesting division over the coming rounds!The Cobras are currently leading the way, their 4-2 win over the Suns was an exciting match, while Barry Herbert from the Hornets is leading the competition with 6 touchdowns.The Scorpions and Suns are proving they are no easy-beats in the Mens 50’s division and the competition will certainly tighten up as injuries begin to cause trouble for all teams come the latter stages of the tournament.Keep tuned to the website for all the day 3 action tomorrow!
Chelsea have three signings lined up for Januaryby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea have three potential signings lined up ahead of the January transfer window.The Blues are still serving a two-window ban, but are planning to bolster their ranks IF their transfer suspension is lifted.Gazzetta dello Sport says Chelsea have their sights set on Chievo midfielder Emanuel Vignato, Atalanta star Ruslan Malinovskiy and Bournemouth’s 22-year-old Lewis Cook.Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is eager to bolster his ranks having been unable to make any signings since his appointment. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Companies in this article include: (TSX:PSK, TSX:PGF)The Canadian Press CALGARY — Crude oil prices in Western Canada remain elevated as Alberta’s government-mandated oil production curtailments come into force.Calgary oil brokerage Net Energy says the difference between Western Canadian Select bitumen-blend heavy oil and New York-traded West Texas Intermediate oil prices was about US$12.50 per barrel on Wednesday afternoon, an improvement over the US$17.52 per barrel average for spot contracts signed last month for January delivery.The WCS-WTI discount peaked at more than US$52 a barrel in October but recovered to traditional norms or better after Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced Dec. 2 that the province would impose curtailments of 325,000 barrels per day as of Jan. 1 on larger producers to relieve a glut of oil in Western Canada and free up export pipeline space.Tom McMillan, a spokesman for oilsands producer Pengrowth Energy Corp., says his company is complying with curtailments it was asked to make after using unspecified “options” provided by the government to reduce the impact.He says better prices are helping Pengrowth and the province has been “responsive” in addressing his firm’s concerns but he still hopes the cutbacks end as soon as possible.CEO Andrew Phillips of PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. says the recovery in price has had a “huge impact” on his firm’s bottom line and negative impacts have been negligible.He says the company, which holds petroleum mineral rights on millions of hectares in the four western provinces and earns a percentage of production from any wells drilled there, has seen its realized price for heavy and light oil increase dramatically.
LNG Canada said that both firms have significant experience in Canada, combined with extensive LNG and mega-project experience. Fluor has nearly 70 years of Canadian project experience with over 7,500 construction personnel working on Canadian projects in 2017, while JGC has experience in construction of more than 48 LNG trains globally.The commitments LNG Canada has made to ensure the project hires locally and within British Columbia, prior to hiring from the rest of Canada, will be executed by the joint venture. LNG Canada’s commitment to some positions being made available for apprentices — open equally to women and men — will also be delivered by its EPC contractor.LNG Canada External Relations Director Susannah Pierce said that selecting an EPC contractor is a significant milestone for the project. She added that LNG Canada is working toward submitting a competitive decision-ready project to its Joint Venture Participants in 2018. The exact timing of the final investment decision is up to the Joint Venture Participants to make, and they will weigh their decision against a number of criteria, including project competitiveness, how the LNG Canada project fits within their existing portfolio of projects and investments, and available capital, amongst others. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – LNG Canada has confirmed that it has awarded the contract to design and build its proposed liquefied natural gas export terminal in Kitimat to the joint venture comprised of U.S.-based Fluor Corp. and Japan-based JGC Corp.In a post on its Facebook page, LNG Canada said that the contract is conditional on the project’s partners – Shell Canada, Mitsubishi, Kogas, and PetroChina – making a positive final investment decision. The company explained that the joint venture will – if the project proceeds – be responsible for directly hiring the majority of the thousands of workers required during the LNG terminal’s five-year construction period.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Family Literacy Week has been proclaimed by The City of FSJ for January 20th – 27th.The FSJ Literacy Society is encouraging families to participate and have fun as literacy is important and starts with children and their families. Learning together builds good habits by sharing ideas builds stronger connections, develops independent thinking and helps gain confidence.The 2019 theme for this year’s literacy week is ‘Let’s Make It!’ Recognizing when children have the time, tools and materials to make things they learn problem-solving, to express themselves creatively and to communicate more effectively. The Fort St. John Literacy Society and Decoda Literacy, and other partnering organizations will be celebrating throughout the week with fun for families. In FSJ the Library will host a sleepover, January 26, 2019, from 7:00 pm to 11:00 am. Registration for the event is free and opens January 2nd, 2019.Decoda Literacy is also helping to celebrate literacy week with a Province-wide online Photo Contest (#FamilyLiteracyWeek) and created free activity sheets for families and care providers to use with young children.“Making things can help build a range of skills, including literacy. And, when children make things with their parents and caregivers, families can have fun and learn together,” says Margaret Sutherland, Executive Director of Decoda Literacy Solutions, BC’s provincial literacy organization.To learn more about family literacy, information on the contest or download activity sheets CLICK HERE
Kolkata: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday transferred Abhishek Gupta from the post of Superintendent of Police in Cooch Behar. Amit Kumar Singh, who was posted as SS, IB has become the new SP of Cooch Behar.An Undersecretary of the ECI wrote a letter to the Chief Secretary on Tuesday, a copy of which was delivered to the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in the state, announcing the transfer. The letter says that Gupta will not be given any election-related duty. The Chief Secretary of the state was also instructed by the EC to ensure that the transfer procedure gets completed within 5 pm on Tuesday. Following the instruction of the commission, Singh has been made the new SP of the district. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaIt may be mentioned here that the move comes three days after the EC transferred four senior policemen in the state, including Kolkata Police Commissioner Anuj Sharma and Bidhannagar Police Commissioner Gyanwant Singh. Birbhum SP Shyam Singh and Diamond Harbour SP S Selvamurugan were also shunted out. Trinamool Congress leaders have, however, cried foul regarding the removal of the Cooch Behar SP, as they claim the decision comes after BJP leader Mukul Roy, during an election rally in the district on Sunday, allegedly gave an ultimatum to the SP. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayRoy had said that they would “see how powerful SP Gupta has become.” He and other BJP leaders in the district had brought charges of partiality against Gupta. Roy had also said that he would remain in politics for at least 10 years and would “see how Gupta remains the SP.” Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee on Tuesday raised questions on the timing of transfer of the Cooch Behar SP. He said: “We wonder how a BJP leader can threaten to remove the uniform of a police officer during the Prime Minister’s election rally. Two days after such derogatory remarks were made against the Police Superintendent, the EC has transferred the officer now. Many are asking questions on whether the EC is acting at the behest of BJP. We respect the EC but BJP is trying to bring it under its party fold.” Chatterjee also reminded that his party leaders will hold a meeting and decide the next course of action in this regard. Meanwhile, it may be mentioned that Central Forces will be deployed only in the 1,067 critical booths, whereas the rest will be deployed for patrolling and guarding strong rooms. BJP had been demanding that Central Forces be deployed in every polling booth. According to sources in the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, all the 3,844 polling booths in Cooch Behar and Alipurduar cannot be manned by Central Forces. Around 44 companies of Central Forces have reached Cooch Behar and another 26 companies have reached Alipurduar till Tuesday evening.