Linden Town Week officially opened

first_imgMinister of State, Joseph Harmon, on Sunday evening declared Linden Town Week (LTW) 2018 celebrations officially opened.Linden Mayor Waneka Arindell (centre), Deputy Mayor Wainwright Bethune (first from left), and Linden Town Clerk (ag) Orleena Obermuller (right) stand during a march past by members of the Constabulary This year’s event is being held under the theme, “Celebrating culture, talent, creativity in a clean, green 2018”.The official opening kick started with a grand march past by members of the Linden Constabulary, followed by an official ceremony held at the Linden-Georgetown minibus park at Mackenzie, Linden.Linden Town Week 2018 features over 10 days of activities in the areas of fete, education, tourism and exhibition, among other aspects.last_img read more

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END OF AN ERA AS LAST OF THE EMERALDS ROLL OFF THE OATFIELDS PRODUCTION LINE

first_imgThe last batch of one of Ireland’s most famous sweets have rolled off the production line bringing an end to almost 100 years of Co Donegal tradition.Hundreds of thousands of Emerald chocolate toffees have been exported around the world in recent years.The ‘emerald’ became one of Oatfields’ favourite since it was first made more than 50 years ago. However owners of Oatfield Sweets, Zed Candy, decided to close the Letterkenny factory on May 27th next and will switch production to England.Workers watched as the final rows of the famous sweets were covered in chocolate and packed for the last time.The move will see 17 workers lose their jobs and will bring an end to one of Co Donegal’s most famous firms.At the height of its production, Oatfields employed 85 workers and produced a range of popular sweets including Orange Chocolates and Irish Butter Toffee. The company was first founded by Ira and Haddon McKinney in 1927 who first made sweets on an open coke fire in a shed before they moved to the site of the current factory in 1930.Workers are currently negotiating their redundancy terms and are seeking three weeks pay for each year of service.Local Senator Jimmy Harte, who has represented workers on several occasions, said he hopes management at Zed Candy will give workers the redundancy packages they deserve.“The Oatfield’s workforce have always been a loyal and hard-working group of people.“I spoke with management at Zed Candy and they have assured me that they will do all in their powers to accommodate the workers,” he said. All pictures by kind permission of Clive Wasson Photography.END OF AN ERA AS LAST OF THE EMERALDS ROLL OFF THE OATFIELDS PRODUCTION LINE was last modified: May 7th, 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:Emerald chocolatesletterkennyOatfieldslast_img read more

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BRAVE BLAZE BOYS FALL SHORT IN FINAL THRILLER

first_imgLETTERKENNY Blaze U-18s boys team fell short in their bid to win a first All-Ireland basketball title.The Co Donegal side – with twins Cian and Tagh Hickey leading the charge – gave Dubliners Templeogue a real battle in the national final in the capital today.Roared on by a huge fan base the Letterkenny boys did their best, staying in touch throughout – going into the second and third quarters just two scores behind. But they found Templeogue’s Sean Flood in stunning form, scoring 30 of his side’s 57 points and the Dubliner’s finally won by nine points.So it’s a silver medal for Letterkenny Blaze.But the boys can travel home to Donegal with their head held high.The final score was Templeogue 57, LK Blaze, 48.  BRAVE BLAZE BOYS FALL SHORT IN FINAL THRILLER was last modified: January 25th, 2014 by John2Share 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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Which league’s players have scored the most goals at the 2018 World Cup?

first_img 7 goals – Yussuf Poulsen 1 (Denmark), Alfred Finnbogason 1 (Iceland), Steven Zuber 1 (Switzerland), Shinji Kagawa 1 (Japan), Yuya Osako 1 (Japan), Ante Rebic 1 (Croatia), Marco Reus 1 (Germany) A third of the goals at this summer’s tournament have been scored by Premier League players, with Harry Kane leading the way with five as he chases the Golden Boot.La Liga is not far behind thanks to eight from Real Madrid players, the most of any club, helping them hold a comfortable lead over the Bundesliga.The Championship’s reputation as probably the strongest and richest second tier in the world is confirmed by a surprisingly high showing, with more goals than the Dutch, Portuguese, Argentinian, Brazilian and Ukrainian top flights combined.So which are the most prolific leagues so far? Here are the top seven, as ranked by the Times: 8 =5th. SERIE A 7th. THE CHAMPIONSHIP 1st. PREMIER LEAGUE 8 8 8 4 goals – Aleksandr Kolarov 1 (Serbia), Dries Mertens 1 (Belgium), M’Baye Niang 1 (Senegal), Juan Cuadrado 1 (Colombia) =4th. LIGUE 1 2nd. LA LIGA 25 goals – Harry Kane 5 (England), Romelu Lukaku 4 (Belgium), Ahmed Musa 2 (Nigeria), Eden Hazard 2 (Belgium), John Stones 2 (England), Sergio Aguero 1 (Argentina), Mohamed Salah 1 (Egypt), Christian Eriksen 1 (Denmark), Aleksandr Mitrovic 1 (Serbia), Granit Xhaka 1 (Switzerland), Javier Hernandez 1 (Mexico), Heung-Min Son 1 (South Korea), Michy Batshuayi 1 (Belgium), Jesse Lingard 1 (England), Sadio Mane 1 (Senegal) 8 8 8 3 goals – Mile Jedinak 2 (Australia), Xherdan Shaqiri 1 (Switzerland) 22 goals – Cristiano Ronaldo 4 (Portugal), Denis Cheryshev 3 (Russia), Diego Costa 3 (Spain), Luka Modric 2 (Croatia), Philippe Coutinho 2 (Brazil), Jose Gimenez 1 (Uruguay), Nacho 1 (Spain), Antoine Griezmann 1 (France), Luis Suarez 1 (Uruguay), Ivan Rakitic 1 (Croatia), Toni Kroos 1 (Germany), Takashi Inui 1 (Japan), Yerry Mina 1 (Colombia) 3rd. BUNDESLIGA 4th. RUSSIAN PREMIER LEAGUE 5 goals – Grzegorz Krychowiak 1 (Poland), Kylian Mbappe 1 (France), Neymar 1 (Brazil), Ola Toivonen 1 (Sweden), Radamel Falcao 1 (Colombia) The end of the second round of group games marked the halfway point of the 2018 World Cup.In 32 games, 85 goals have been scored – eight by Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions – and two leagues in particular are dominating the scoresheets. 5 goals – Artem Dzyuba 2 (Russia), Yury Gazinsky 1 (Russia), Aleksandr Golovin 1 (Russia), Andreas Granqvist 1 (Sweden) 8 Harry Kane’s five goals are the most by any player at the World Cup so far last_img read more

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Bayern Munich vs Paris Saint-Germain: Start time, TV channel and team news

first_img How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? ALTERED How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence who plays? How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? What time is kick-off?PSG and Bayern meet on Saturday, July 21.And with the season almost upon us, it’s nice to see a game played at the proper time – sort of.Kick-off is at 3.05pm at the Worthersee Stadion.Which TV channel can I watch it on?Live coverage of the game is available to UK viewers on Premier Sports.Tune in from 2.55pm on either Sky or Virgin for just £9.99 extra per month, or online using the Premier Player. How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Bayern players cycle to training as they gear up for the new season Getty 2 Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes center_img Buffon is a new arrival at the Parc des Princes FOOTBALL LATEST Getty What is the team news?Despite stars now returning from the World Cup, many big names are still resting up following an exhausting summer in Russia.But Bayern have named a strong squad for their upcoming US tour, including Arjen Robben, Franck Ribéry, Arturo Vidal, David Alaba, Javi Martínez, Kingsley Coman, Rafinha, Juan Bernat, Sandro Wagner, Sven Ulreich, Serge Gnabry and Renato Sanches.Gianluigi Buffon made his Paris Saint-Germain as Thomas Tuchel’s side were beaten 4-2 by Chambly in a shock defeat last Sunday. predicted NEW ERA possible xi Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain meet in Klagenfurt before flying off for a US adventure.The two European giants clashed in last season’s Champions League group stages, where both won their respective home leg. 2 gameday last_img read more

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‘GOVERNMENT MUST NOT PUNISH DONEGAL OVER HOUSEHOLD CHARGE’ – MURRAY

first_imgSinn Fein councillor Jack Murray has said that Donegal cannot be punished for its ‘overwhelming resistance’ to the household charge.Cllr Murray insisted today that there was a perfectly good reason for Donegal having the lowest compliance rate in the state.He told donegaldaily.com: “At 25%, Donegal has the lowest uptake of the household charge in the twenty-six counties. This is to be expected in a county which has been neglected by consecutive governments in terms of investment in infrastructure and job creation. “Obviously a county with an unemployment level which is way above the national average will have a higher percentage of people who cannot pay new taxes.”“Wealthy householders in the leafy suburbs of Ballsbridge and Dun Laoghaire may be more willing to pay the €100 fee as they are happy with the services they are provided. They do not have to manoeuvre potholes everyday or battle for adequate social housing. They are not watching there children emigrating in their thousands.”He claimed that Government threats to penalise councils with a low uptake of the household charge is ‘another move to protect the wealthy and penalise the poor’.The Inishowen county councillor went on: “The government is telling those families who didn’t pay because they were dissatisfied with local services that they will now get worse. “This is an outrageous position and is further evidence that the government is completely out of touch with the reality faced by ordinary people.“Fine Gael and Labour Councillors in Donegal who have direct contact to their colleagues in government need to stand up to the bullyboy tactics of their parties and defend the interests of the people they represent.”Statements from other county councillors from all parties are welcome on donegaldaily.com. Email info@donegaldaily.com. ‘GOVERNMENT MUST NOT PUNISH DONEGAL OVER HOUSEHOLD CHARGE’ – MURRAY was last modified: April 4th, 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:’GOVERNMENT MUST NOT PUNISH DONEGAL OVER HOUSEHOLD CHARGE’ – MURRAYlast_img read more

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DONEGAL FAMILY’S DELIGHT AT MEETING MAGIC MO FARRAH

first_imgBY PATSY McGONAGLE: That was the weekend that was….The O’Doherty family meet double Olympic champion Mo at the Westminster Mile event on Sun 26th May 2013 – the day before Mo wins the BUPA London 10k for the fifth year in a row.Gerry catches up with old Finn Valley team mate Ricky Simm. And a wee bit of publicity for the Ballyliffin 10 miler! Elsewhere Teresa McGloin finishes 11th in the Great Manchester run her time 34.40 and in the USA Convoy student Pauric McLaughlin a former pupil at St Eunan’s College now on scholarship gained All American status reaching the national AIWA final in the 800m finishing 8th.This incoming week its Primary school sports finals Wednesday and Ulster 9-13 champs Sunday 10am both at Valley.DONEGAL FAMILY’S DELIGHT AT MEETING MAGIC MO FARRAH was last modified: May 28th, 2013 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:DONEGAL FAMILY’S DELIGHT AT MEETING MAGIC MO FARRAHlast_img read more

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Universities Ban Discussion of Creation by Speakers, Students

first_imgby Jerry Bergman, Ph.D.Much is in the news lately about the University of California at Berkeley, where riots have prevented planned guest speakers from appearing.[i] The university claimed in an email about their decision to cancel a talk by Ann Coulter that they uphold the First Amendment, but canceled her talk out of “safety concerns”. As evidence, they referred to the recent riots at colleges over conservative speakers, such as a talk by Milo Yiannopoulos that was canceled in February. Coulter is a strong supporter of creation as documented in her book, Godless. [ii]In another case, when Ben Shapiro was scheduled to speak at several colleges, demonstrations rose up to stop him. Benjamin Aaron Shapiro (born January 15, 1984) comes from a Jewish family, partially from Russia. He is a conservative Republican, and a creationist.[iii] And yet the absurd reason they gave for preventing him from speaking is the claim that “Orthodox Jew Ben Shapiro Is A ‘White Supremacist’” and a “Fascist”. It’s becoming increasingly common for protestors to use ad hominem tactics to block a variety of guests from speaking at college campuses, especially creationists. [iv]cartoon by Brett MillerTo stop the censorship, an Academic Freedom bill of Rights has been proposed in various American states and in several other countries, in order to rectify the loss of freedom in many colleges and universities. Most young people today look forward to attending college. Few, though, are aware of the trends at universities that have resulted from the “political correctness” movement. Since I have been a professor at various colleges and universities for over forty years now, I am very attuned to issues related to censorship in the academic environment.Abridgement of speech—as part of the political correctness movement—is now epidemic at universities. Historical attempts by universities to block the freedom of speech of professors have been well documented, but never before have they been so blatant as recently. Colleges have even established what are called “free speech zones,” and only in these places is freedom of speech allowed!A classic example, becoming all too typical, was the case of University of New Hampshire sophomore Timothy Garneau. On September 3, 2000, 17 years ago, Garneau posted flyers in the elevator of Stoke Hall Dormitory making light of common frustrations that students experience in riding elevators. The elevators tend to be overcrowded because, instead of taking the stairs, many students take the elevator to go up only one or two floors.In a hastily produced flyer, corrected here for grammar, he said, “nine out of ten freshmen girls gain ten to fifteen pounds. But there is something you can do about it. If you live below the sixth floor, take the stairs. Not only will you feel better, but you will also be saving time and will look better.”  This comment was deemed by some to be both “sexist” and “discriminatory” toward obese people (one of the latest of many “victim” groups in our society that the government has ruled deserving of special rights.)Garneau was confronted about his message. He become fearful that he would be punished for his expression of free speech. His fear turned out to be valid. At first, he tried to deny his involvement, but was eventually forced to admit his “mistake” of having expressed a politically incorrect opinion. Charged with violation of “affirmative action” policies, harassment, and “conduct which (sic) is disorderly and lewd,” Garneau was expelled from student housing, given extended disciplinary probation, required to meet with a psychologist to discuss “his problem,” write a three-thousand-word reflection paper, and to publish an apology in the newspaper. Forced out of student housing, he was then compelled to live in his 1994 Ford Contour for three weeks.Garneau appealed his punishment within the university, but lost. The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) took his case, claiming that the university violated his constitutionally protected free speech rights. FIRE attorneys argued that the university had no business investigating constitutionally protected free speech in the first place. Thanks to FIRE and their aggressive stand against the university (and FIRE’s long record for winning scores of similar cases when universities attempt to deny free speech as they often do nowadays), Garneau was eventually allowed to move back into a dormitory – but a different one, because it was deemed that someone so insensitive to the “rights of minorities” must be relocated.Ironically, many universities tend to ignore behavior that many of us common folk regard as inappropriate—such as foul language or sexual immorality, and focus instead on what most people regard as trivial. My guess is, after this experience, Mr. Garneau will be afraid to say almost anything to anybody around the university.The problem is so great that the President of the Study of Popular Culture, David Horowitz, has drafted a bill titled “Academic Bill of Rights” to defend the basic constitutional rights of students and faculty. While not a perfect bill, it will go a long way to ensure that the freedom most Americans take for granted in our daily life will also exist in our colleges. Unfortunately, since this 17-year-old case, things have only gotten worse, much worse, in America today.cartoon for CEH by Brett MillerDr. Jim Nelson Black, in his 2012 book Freefall of the American University: How Our Colleges are Corrupting the Minds and Morals of the Next Generation, says that a major problem now is that “faculty members take great pains to exclude not just conservative ideas but also religion” from the college environment.[v]  The substance of his concern is that students are not allowed to “articulate a point of view that might be considered by another party as exclusivist.” Black argues that the liberal view concludes that “we have no grounds for determining what is true; therefore, any claim to truth must be discounted and disavowed. This means, of course, that religious beliefs which rely on revelation and absolute standards of truth, have no home in the academy.”Expressing hesitation about Darwin is considered irretrievable intellectual suicide, the unthinkable doubt, the unpardonable sin of academia. —Richard HalvorsenIn an article for the Harvard Crimson, Richard Halvorson expressed the same concern, namely that “bias against conservative religious beliefs on campus, and particularly the bias against any view that does not support the reigning Darwinian orthodoxy” is a major problem.[vi]  In his critique, Halvorson said, “intellectual honesty requires rationally examining our fundamental premises—yet expressing hesitation about Darwin is considered irretrievable intellectual suicide, the unthinkable doubt, the unpardonable sin of academia.”[vii]He went on to conclude that, “Although the postmodern era questions everything else—the possibility of knowledge, basic morality, and reality itself—critical discussion of Darwin is taboo … the basic premise of evolution remains a scientific Holy of Holies, despite our absurd skepticism in other areas.”  The university, which has made a fetish of skewering sacred cows, is now in the position of giving what Black calls “an unproven theory of origins by uncertain nineteenth-century students of natural history the status of Holy Writ. The modern university has no religion but Darwinism.” Halvorson concluded that, “We must reject intellectual excommunication as a valid form of dealing with criticism: the most important question for any society to ask is the one that is forbidden.” That’s exactly what liberals used to believe 50 years ago.In a study done before the 2016 elections, five people were interviewed. One,Kaylee, a structural biologist at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, stays quiet when her colleagues talk about politics and religion. As a Catholic with conservative tendencies, she feels that her beliefs are unwelcome in academic institutions, where liberal views often prevail. The strain is particularly acute this year: Kaylee favors Donald Trump for US president.[viii]The problem Kaylee feared (with good reason, it turns out) is that “supporting Trump could harm her job prospects.” For this reason, Kaylee—a postdoc—asked Nature to refer to her by a pseudonym. Her fears do not surprise Colby College (Waterville, Maine) sociologist Neil Gross, because surveys have documentedthat conservative faculty members are a minority in US universities, although the proportion varies by field. “My sense is that the candidacy of Donald Trump has really intensified disputes that were there already in academic life,” Gross says. “If Republicans in academia and science felt uncomfortable before, I think the candidacy of Mr. Trump has made them all the more uncomfortable.”[ix]Another scientist agrees. “‘The current status quo seems like it’s not working for a lot of Americans,’ says one Trump-supporting chemist at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, who asked for anonymity. ‘I’m hopeful for a modest improvement, and that’s about as much as I can hope.’”[x] In short, as the November 8th, 2016 election drew near, some “scientists who support Trump worry that political discussions in the lab will not only harm their careers in the long term, but also hinder current collaborations with colleagues, and waste time.”[xi]The basic premise of evolution remains a scientific Holy of Holies, despite our absurd skepticism in other areas…. The modern university has no religion but Darwinism. —Halvorsen[i] Holly Epstein Ojalvo. Do controversial figures have a right to speak at public universities? 2017. USA Today College Edition.[ii] Godless: The Church of Liberalism. Crown Forum, New York. 2006. See pages 198 to 281.[iii] Behold the mental gymnastics: Ben Shapiro On the Creation Story Vs The Big Bang Theory. Reddit.com https://www.reddit.com/r/atheism/comments/54ffzh/behold_the_mental_gymnastics_ben_shapiro_on_the/[iv]Berkeley Agitators Say Orthodox Jew Ben Shapiro Is A ‘White Supremacist’. The Daily Caller, 9/10/17. http://dailycaller.com/2017/09/10/berkeley-agitators-say-orthodox-jew-ben-shapiro-is-a-white-supremacist/[v] Dr. Jim Nelson Black, Freefall of the American University: How Our Colleges are Corrupting the Minds and Morals of the Next Generation (2012), p. 230.[vi] Halvorson, Richard. 2003. “Confessions of a Skeptic.” The Harvard Crimson, April 7, 2003, p. 4.[vii]  Halvorson, p. 4.[viii] Sara Reardon. 2016. The scientists who support Donald Trump Science policy fades into background for many who back Republican candidate in US presidential race. Nature. 298(538):298-299, 2016, p. 298.[ix] Reardon, 2016, p. 298[x] Reardon, 2016, p. 299.[xi]  Reardon, 2016, p. 299.Dr Jerry Bergman, professor, author and speaker, is a frequent contributor to Creation-Evolution Headlines. See his Author Profile for his CV and previous articles. (Visited 844 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Champaign County’s Current crowned 2019 Ohio Fairs’ Queen

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Joel PenhorwoodPhoto Courtesy of Lora Current.At the Ohio Fair Managers’ Conference in Columbus at the beginning of January, young people from across the state came together to represent their respective counties and communities as they vied for the title of 2019 Ohio Fairs’ Queen. Chosen as this year’s representative was Lora Current of Champaign County.Current is a freshman at Mount Vernon Nazarene University studying social work and theology and represented Champaign County as their 2018 Fair Queen.“It was definitely a surprise. Very exciting. I went in there to try and do my best and represent our county well. It was a shock because no one from Champaign County has ever won before,” she said.She has been heavily involved at the county fair level.“I am one of seven kids — the younger end of that — so I’ve kind of grown up in the 4-H realm of things. I’ve shown market hogs, market chickens and sewing along with other miscellaneous projects.”A busy year lies ahead for Current.“I would like to represent Ohio at as many fairs as I can. A main goal I have is to create awareness for the fairs of Ohio — bringing kids into the program. I think there is something truly special with the fairs of Ohio where kids can learn and grow and it’s truly beneficial. I would like to see as many kids benefit from that as possible,” she said.More from 2019 Ohio Fairs’ Queen Lora Current in this interview with Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood after she was crowned. Audio Playerhttp://www.ocj.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/190107_LoraCurrent_OhioFairsQueen_Full.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img read more

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