first_imgThe 6th class boys from Scoil Cholmcille certainly scrubbed up well for their confirmation on Saturday last. The boys are pictured with their teachers Mr Rory Kavanagh and Mrs Noelle Mulrain on the occasion of their confirmation.WE take it there was no football played in those good clothes then, Mr Kavanagh?!  BOYS FROM SCOIL CHOLMCILLE SCRUB UP WELL FOR THEIR CONFIRMATION! was last modified: March 25th, 2015 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:confirmationdonegalletterkennyscoil cholmcillelast_img read more

In Pictures: 350 climbers brave Errigal for Autism

first_imgAn incredible €4,000 was raised yesterday after 350 adventurous volunteers climbed Errigal for autism.Despite very windy and wet conditions, the intrepid climbers braved Donegal’s highest mountain to raise money for the award-winning Liquid Therapy foundation in Bundoran.Karen Kirwin, Alex Woodward, June Doherty, Lavinia Woodward, Pat Carlin Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Supporters travelled from as far away as Galway and Dublin. Social media star of the Wild Atlantic Way, Iggy, and her owner James O’Donnell, made a special appearance to show their support before Iggy undergoes hip surgery later this week. Iggy. Photo credit: Clare McCahill.The youngest participant was 10 week old Oisin, representing Liquid Therapy.Aoife and 10 week old baby Oisin. Photo credit: Clare McCahill.The event was organised by Karen Kirwin, June Doherty, Lavinia and Alex Woodward, Pat Carlin and Clare McCahill to support the work of Liquid Therapy with autism families in Donegal. Liquid Therapy is an award-winning foundation based in Bundoran.They provide a supported environment that provides a range of programmes for young people (4-16) who either struggle to, or cannot participate in, mainstream opportunities. They predominantly operate from Rossnowlagh and Tullan Strand, in south County Donegal.Karen Kirwin with the team from Liquid Therapy. Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Awards for Liquid Therapy include the Arthur Guinness Award (2014), Shore Shots Film Festival Award (2016), CARA Inclusion Award (2018) and the Donegal Volunteer Centre Award (2018). Errigal Climb for Autism organiser Karen Kirwin said: “What another amazing day. Thank you to everyone who came from Derry (including a double-decker bus from Little Orchids), Tyrone, Mayo, Galway, Dublin, Louth and 8th Tyrone Dromore Scout Group too, and all our loyal locals. On behalf of myself June, Lavinia, Clare, Alex, and Pat, from the bottom of our hearts. We raised an amazing €4,000 for Liquid Therapy today. So many kids will benefit thank you all again. See you next year folks.”See more photos from the day below:Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Bernie Rogers. Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Iggy and Georgina Montgomery Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Karen Kirwin and Shadow. Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Errigal Climb for Autism 2019Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Robert Elliot. Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Pat Carlin Rescue Medic. Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Photo credit: Clare McCahill.8th Tyrone Dromore Scout Group Photo credit: Clare McCahill.Photo credit: Clare McCahill.In Pictures: 350 climbers brave Errigal for Autism was last modified: May 27th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:errigal climb for autismliquid therapylast_img read more

Sanford to Speak at NIH

first_imgCreation geneticist PhD is speaking to the NIH, and already the Darwin attack dogs are up in arms.Sanford’s book examines the impact of mutations that are invisible to selection.Dr John C. Sanford, author of Genetic Entropy, will be speaking at the National Institutes of Health tomorrow (Oct 18) on the subject, “Net Genetic Loss in Humans, in Bacteria, and in Virus.”The announcement reproduced on Reddit shows a verbal barrage in the comments between evolutionists, who have been dismissing the talk before it even occurs, and CEH contributor Sal Cordova, defending Sanford’s credentials and research. (Visited 918 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img

AirAsia introduce a simpler way to fly internationally

first_imgAirAsia/AirAsia X  passengers who transit through the airline’s Fly-Thru hubs,  Kuala Lumpur (klia2) or Bangkok-Don Mueang (DMK) will now receive an onward flight boarding pass from the first point of check-in, be allowed to bypass immigration clearance and have all baggage checked through to the final destination.  With the exception of a few routes, AirAsia and AirAsiaX pasengers previously had to collect their luggage at Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok airports, clear immigration, collect their bags and then re-check in again and collect their next boarding pass. In another positive for the airline and its passengers, Fly-Thru guests are also able to enjoy guaranteed connection. In the event delays caused by the airline results in the missing of consecutive flights, AirAsia will automatically accommodate affected Fly-Thru passengers on the next available flight without any additional charges.AirAsia Berhad CEO Aireen Omar said, “The Fly-Thru service reflects our continuous effort to innovate and enhance our service offerings, presenting utmost convenience to our guests and making multiple-city flights easier and more efficient. Fly-Thru also allows guests to leverage on the strength of our network and connectivity to various destinations in Asean and beyond.”last_img read more

Kashmir makes hay while the sun shines

first_imgRains lash Bihar Colour purple: Autumn in the Valley is tinged mauve from saffron blossoms Rains lash Bihar Rains lash Bihar What’s a wedding without wazawan in Kashmir Other Slideshows The good doctor of Odisha’s Malkangiri village Colour purple: Autumn in the Valley is tinged mauve from saffron blossoms What’s a wedding without wazawan in Kashmir The good doctor of Odisha’s Malkangiri villagecenter_img Chhath Puja celebrations What’s a wedding without wazawan in Kashmir Chhath Puja celebrations Sacred games | Supreme Court verdict breathes fresh life into Ayodhya Sacred games | Supreme Court verdict breathes fresh life into Ayodhya The good doctor of Odisha’s Malkangiri village Chhath Puja celebrations Sacred games | Supreme Court verdict breathes fresh life into Ayodhyalast_img read more

London Olympics: Usain Bolt proves he is the greatest

first_imgWhen Usain Bolt arrived on the stage- well, that’s what London’s Olympic Stadium was for the Jamaican Express- the stadium announcer quite appropriately called him the “World’s Fastest Travelling Show”. What else can you call him anyway? On Thursday night, if one needed to see a champion become a legend, Bolt did exactly that as he clocked a season best 19.32 seconds to seal the 200m race. In that process, the Jamaican became the first man to win the 100m and 200m races in two back-to-back Olympics.Focus is what any trainer or coach would tell a runner minutes before an Olympic final. Not Bolt. He had time for everything else.He flirted with a lady carrying his starting block into the stadium; he had a chat with young team-mate and rival Yohan Blake; he then waved as if he was about to make a statement.And then Bolt ran past the field and became a blur.Race over, Bolt stopped, turned around to greet the man coming in second, and showed he still had a lot of gas left in him by doing 10 push-ups. He then kissed the track, grabbed a photographer’s camera and clicked pictures.Next, he decided to go around doing high fives and posed in his traditional style, much to the delight of people with cameras- professionals and amateurs!At the end of it all, as Bolt went up and collected his second Olympic gold medal at the London Olympics and the fifth of his career, the giant electronic scoreboard read:advertisement1. Jamaica. 2. Jamaica. 3. Jamaica.American fans and journalists could not believe it. This big man Bolt and his fellow Jamaicans had blown away a huge tradition that American sprinters had built up over the years.And when Carl Lewis spoke about the ugly dope word, it only reflected the frustration of the Americans, who have only an old legacy to cling to.While retaining the sprint double, Bolt also equalled the 200m time clocked by Michael Johnson in 1996 at Atlanta. But then Bolt took it easy in the last 20 metres, almost to ensure that he didn’t go too far ahead of the rest on Thursday night.The most striking thing about Bolt is his enormous size. At six feet and five inches, each giant stride he makes eats metres of the track and is a treat to watch.Even on the bend, when you would imagine the laws of physics demand the runner slows down or makes adjustments to his running stride, Bolt is very different. And if in the 100m race, his reaction time to the starter’s gun was slow, there was no such trouble for him in the 200m.Most people would wait for the final dash to cover ground, but as this man had already won the race, he actually appeared to slow down! While all this is a sheer delight to watch, the ability to achieve feats like this on a fast track has to stem from sheer confidence.Before the race, Bolt indulged in a bit of showmanship. It’s his own way of confidence boosting, if he needs to do it. From television commentators to men in eighties who have watched former giants such as Jesse Owens and Carl Lewis, the debate has ended.Usain Bolt is now ‘The Greatest’.last_img read more

Outsource2Jamaica in Support of BPO Growth

first_imgPresident of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica (BPIAJ), Gloria Henry, says next month’s staging of Outsource2Jamaica (O2J) is in support of the continued growth and exposure of the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector.The symposium and expo will be hosted by the BPIAJ on April 11 and 12 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in St. James, under the theme ‘Global Services: Transforming Processes, People and Culture’.It will bring together international buyers with local BPO service providers, who will be showcasing their products and services. The event will feature international speakers and experts within the sector.Speaking at a recent JIS Think Tank, Ms. Henry informed that the first day of the event will focus on “enhancing the value proposition, which is growing up the value chain. Topics will delve in robotics automation… cutting-edge infrastructure on the market and innovation in information technology (IT) and security”.“Day two will focus on people and culture. Sessions will highlight best practices in team selection, behaviour alignment and values within the organisational culture and will showcase strategies to build a culture of customer service in the organisation,” she noted further.The major sponsors of the O2J symposium and expo are itelBPO Smart Solutions and Cable and Wireless (C&W) Business, which are two leaders in the local BPO sector.C&W Business partnered with the Government of Jamaica, BPIAJ and Complete Caribbean to create the first contact centre incubator at the Montego Bay Free Zone.“This has been a huge success and since 2015, it has created over a 1,000 new jobs for the sector… . A major requirement for a BPO company is technology [and] we are committed to having the best IT infrastructure in the region and high-end support services,” said the company’s Director with responsibility for BPO and Hospitality, Andrew Fazio.He said that the symposium and expo “will be a great event for the industry and great for the country. C&W Business is proud to support the BPIAJ, O2J and the global services sector”.For her part, Chief People Officer at itelBPO Smart Solutions, Michelle Yeo, noted that itelBPO has supported all the BPIAJ’s initiatives to grow the sector.“Naturally, when Outsource2Jamaica started last year, we jumped on board and we are again, this year, doing the same,” she said.“We are all about growth, not just for us as a company but for Jamaica, and that really feeds into Outsource2Jamaica and what the BPIAJ is all about – selling Jamaica as an outsource provider to the world; showing them that we have everything if not more than they could possibly need; showing them that we are just as efficient and probably even more efficient than other BPO sectors across the world and that we have a lot more to offer to them,” Miss Yeo added.itelBPO Smart Solutions is a locally founded business process outsourcer with more than 2,000 employees at facilities in Jamaica, Florida, Mexico and The Bahamas.last_img read more

ENGLAND Knights coach Keiron Purtill has made six

first_imgENGLAND Knights coach Keiron Purtill has made six changes to the squad that defeated France last week for tomorrow’s clash against Cumbria at Whitehaven’s Recreation Ground (3.00pm).The Knights won their first ever fixture last Saturday in some style, defeating France 38-18, but Purtill has resisted the temptation to stick with a winning team.“We’ve made a few changes to the squad to face Cumbria and brought in a few fresh bodies,” said Purtill. “We know Cumbria will be coming out to give us a tough game and we want to be firing on all cylinders.“Cumbrians are very passionate about Rugby League and when we visited a few local schools in the area today it was clear to see just how much the people of the area enjoy the sport.“We’re just as passionate about representing England and we want to create a legacy as the first ever Knights team and win every game we play in. Playing for your country is the highest honour you can achieve and these guys all want to stake their claim for a place in the senior side so they’ll be going out ready to match whatever comes at them.“We had a good win against France and it’s always good to get that first victory under your belt but we won’t be resting on our laurels.“Steve McNamara has told these players that there is a chance for Four Nations representation if anyone in the senior squad gets injured or withdraws so it means a lot to everyone involved. We’ll be cheering on the lads in Avignon tonight but we’re fully focused on the game to come tomorrow as well.”After steering the side to victory over France, Hull FC’s Joe Westerman has retained the captain’s role and he is joined in the starting 13 by St Helens duo Scott Moore and Paul Clough, Leeds Rhinos players Zak Hardaker and Chris Clarkson along with Warrington’s Chris Riley and Harlequins player Luke Gale.England Knights 17-Man Squad to face Cumbria1, Chris Riley (Warrington Wolves, Woolston Rovers)2, Josh Charnley (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Pats)3, Zak Hardaker (Leeds Rhinos, Featherstone Lions)4, Kris Welham (Hull KR, Myton Warriors)5, Jodie Broughton (Salford City Reds, Queens)6, Richie Myler (Warrington Wolves, Halton West Bank)7, Luke Gale (Harlequins RL, Middleton Marauders)8, Lee Mossop (Wigan Warriors, Hensingham)9, Scott Moore (St Helens, Blackbrook)10, Paul Clough (St Helens, Blackbrook)11, Chris Clarkson (Leeds Rhinos, East Leeds)12, Joe Westerman (C) (Hull FC, Featherstone Lions)13, Liam Farrell (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Pats)14, Liam Watts (Hull KR, Featherstone Lions)15, Matty Smith (Salford City Reds, Blackbrook)16, James Donaldson (Bradford Bulls, Wath Brow Hornets)17, Joe Arundel (Castleford Tigers, Castleford Panthers)last_img read more