Eight Donegal sports club receive €294K in resubmitted funding

first_imgDeputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has received confirmation that eight Donegal Sports Capital applications are to receive funding.The resubmitted applications from 2018 are to be funded to the tune of a combined €294,200.Other substantial Sports Capital funding is to be allocated later in the month by the Department, added Pat the Cope. He said “I wish to congratulate those that have received funding as part of this particular round of funding.“Many other clubs, associations and sporting organisations will have to wait a while longer until the more substantial funding is allocated.”The groups to receive funding are :Cappry Rovers Ballybofey – €95,400Ballybofey Stranorlar Fitness centre – €14,700Drumkeen United football club -€54,000Four Master GAA- € 21,600Illies Golden Gloves – € 14,600IRD Milford -€5,900Letterkenny Golf and social club – €21,600Quigleys Point Swifts football club -€ 64,400 Councilor Patrick McGowan, Cathaoirleach of the Stranorlar MD, welcomes funding for the clubs in the Stranorlar Municipal area, Drumkeen United and Cappry Rovers.“These two great clubs will benefit greatly from this sports allocation and it will further improve their respective facilities,” he said.Eight Donegal sports club receive €294K in resubmitted funding was last modified: January 17th, 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) Tags:Clubsdonegalfundinglast_img read more

Transnet offers bursaries to engineering students

first_imgTransnet is fully owned by the South African government but operates as a corporate entity. It has five operating divisions: Transnet freight rail, Transnet rail engineering, Transnet national ports authority, Transnet port terminals, and Transnet pipelines. (Image: MediaClub.com)• Viwe Tlaleane Media LiaisonTransnet+27 11 308 2384Viwe.Tlaleane@transnet.net• A boost for engineering skills • Investing in African youth • Maths and science the fun way • Can drive raises R8.5m for education • More women engineers for South AfricaMelissa Jane CookOver the centuries, the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World have inspired people with their engineering feats. They have motivated generations to create their own enormous structures that are both beautiful and functional.But it is not all about inspiration; there is also a lot of hard work involved. The first step to constructing such ventures is a sound education in engineering. Transnet, which needs infrastructure for the smooth running of transport across the country, needs engineers. With this in mind, it offers bursaries in the engineering disciplines of civil, electrical (heavy current), electronics, mechanical, mechatronics, industrial, and metallurgy (physical).The number of bursaries awarded by the enterprise each year is determined by the employment needs of Transnet and its capital investment programme, the Market Demand Strategy. Engineering students who receive Transnet bursaries are potential employees, depending on what vacancies are available in the parastatal once they have successfully completed their studies. In the financial year to March 2013, it continued to sponsor more than 300 students in their second, third and fourth years of study. It also awarded 122 full-time engineering bursaries to first-year students in various disciplines, compared to 60 in the previous financial year.Skills development is an important pillar of Transnet’s R307-billion ($27-billion) Market Demand Strategy, which covers its investment in infrastructure. It places a specific emphasis on developing and training engineers, technicians and artisans. There are as many as 2 000 apprentices undergoing training at any given time.“The company will spend R8.275-billion on training by 2018/19, including R4.7-billion on bursaries and grants,” says the group chief executive, Brian Molefe.Freight logisticsThe parastatal is the largest and most crucial part of the freight logistics chain in the country, and is behind South Africa’s national transport businesses, including ports and rail. Transnet is fully owned by the South African government but operates as a corporate entity. It has five operating divisions: Transnet freight rail, Transnet rail engineering, Transnet national ports authority, Transnet port terminals, and Transnet pipelines.In the financial year to March 2013, Transnet had 64 352 employees. The company has operations in all nine provinces. “The five operating divisions, supported by company-wide specialist functions, give meaning to our philosophy of ‘One Company, One Vision,’” Molefe says. “State-owned companies and major business have a responsibility to step forward, invest and create jobs.”Matriculants who qualify for tertiary level studies in engineering are encouraged to apply for a bursary to study at a South African institution. Requirements include:• Grade 12/matric;• Pure mathematics with a minimum pass of 60%;• Physical science with a minimum pass of 60%; and,• Pre-entry medicals.The bursary covers tuition fees, accommodation and meals, book allowance, a computer from second year if required, and on-the-job training. Applicants are screened based on their academic results at school or at tertiary level, as well as their medical fitness. This means that students who are in their second year onwards can also – and are encouraged to – apply.Work experienceBased on academic performance, candidates are then invited to an interview. Students awarded university bursaries are required to work for Transnet for the equal number of years they are sponsored. The bursary may be renewed annually, depending on the student’s academic performance.Transnet also offers holiday work during the mid-year and end-of-year holidays. Those wanting to apply for a post during the holidays must indicate their preferred periods and cities. The parastatal also provides work integrated learning, or internships, to help students at universities of technology to complete the qualification requirements set by their respective training institutions.These students who get internships may be considered for permanent employment if there are vacancies at the company when they qualify. The bursary scheme is an opportunity for students to study and be exposed to the work environment. The parastatal takes on more students that it requires, so that it contributes to the national pool of skilled people.Applications for bursaries close on 31 July annually for the following year.last_img read more

10 months agoMan City defender Laporte stands by supporting Rabiot after World Cup snub

first_imgMan City defender Laporte stands by supporting Rabiot after World Cup snubby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City centre-half Aymeric Laporte has defended his support of PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot over his World Cup row.Laporte publicy backed Rabiot when he rejected a place on France’s standby list, which infuriated local fans.However, the City defender told Bein Sport: “People take it as they want. I did not necessarily support his act but the person. I spent a lot of years with him in the youth national team, I know he’s a very good boy. “I know a lot of things hurt him and I supported the person he is. This is not his gesture obviously, it’s not something I would do or applaud. I applaud the person that he is.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: USC AD Pat Haden Collapsed On The Sideline Prior To Tonight’s Game

first_imgPat Haden collapses on the field of the USC game.Pat Haden CollapseUpdate: Looks like Haden is fine and is headed back to California with the team. Good signs. Pat Haden checked out at local hospital and was OK. Is on his jet back to USC, per announcement.— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) October 18, 2015Earlier: There was a very scary moment on the sidelines in South Bend just before tonight’s USC-Notre Dame game kicked off. USC AD Pat Haden took ill and collapsed on the field. NBC’s television cameras and media on the sideline captured the scary scene.Video of #USC AD Pat Haden on the sideline pregame from NBC. pic.twitter.com/J491No5BFZ— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) October 17, 2015#USC AD Pat Haden wasn’t feeling well on the sidelines before the game. Medical staff huddled around him. pic.twitter.com/NMzPb2R3yV— Daily Trojan Sports (@DT_Sports) October 17, 2015Reportedly, Haden is feeling better, which is a great sign. It’s unclear what exactly happened to him.Per USC- Pat Haden took a knee on sideline, felt light headed. Went with medical staff to locker area and is sitting up, appears to be OK.— Ashley Adamson (@AdamsonAshley) October 17, 2015He is stable and sitting up in locker room, spokesman said.— Gary Klein (@LATimesklein) October 17, 2015Haden has certainly been under a lot of stress lately. Hopefully he is okay.last_img read more

Jessica Biel to Star in Facebook Watchs LIMETOWN Filming in Vancouver This

first_imgAdvertisement Twitter Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Showrunner: Zack Akers.Producers: Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg and Jessica Biel.Jessica Biel starred in the first season of crime anthology The Sinner and continues to executive produce that series.By Susan Gittins | Hollywood North Buzz.RELATED LINKSFacebook’s ‘Limetown’ is a mystery series starring Jessica BielIt’s based on a popular podcast of the same name.Jessica Biel to Star in, Produce Facebook Watch Series ‘Limetown’Facebook Watch has greenlit the drama series “Limetown” with Jessica Biel set to star and executive produce.Jessica Biel to Star in ‘Limetown’ Podcast Adaptation for FacebookBased on the fictional podcast of the same name, ‘Limetown’ follows a radio journalist as she unravels the mystery behind the disappearance of more than 300 people at a neuroscience research facility in Tennessee.Jessica Biel To Star In ‘Limetown’ Facebook TV Series Based On PodcastFacebook Watch has given a 10-episode order to another series with a big-name female star set as the lead. The streaming platform has picked up Limetown, starring and executive produced by Jessica Biel. Advertisement Based on a popular podcast, Limetown follows Lia Haddock (Jessica Biel), a journalist for American Public Radio (APR), as she unravels the mystery behind the disappearance of over 300 people at a mysterious neuroscience research facility in Limetown, Tennessee.Filming dates: December 3rd to March 18th.Cast: Jessica Biel. Login/Register With: Facebooklast_img read more

Lawyers trade jabs as meningitis outbreak murder trial opens

first_imgBOSTON – An attorney for a Massachusetts pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak urged jurors Tuesday not to be swayed by their emotions while prosecutors argued the man’s actions demonstrated a “shocking disregard” for human life.Glenn Chin, the supervisory pharmacist at the now-closed New England Compounding Center, is on trial for second-degree murder and mail fraud under federal racketeering law for his role in the 2012 outbreak caused by tainted steroid injections that killed 76 people and sickened hundreds of others.Assistant U.S. Attorney George Varghese told jurors Chin instructed staff to use expired ingredients, falsify documents and neglect cleaning to get the products out the door as quickly as possible. Chin also failed to properly sterilize the drugs, shipped products before they were tested and ignored findings of mould and bacteria in the clean rooms, Varghese said.“Glenn Chin knew better,” Varghese said during his opening statement. “He knew with what he was doing there was a reasonable likelihood that people were going to die, and he did it anyways.”Chin, who was wearing a dark suit and glasses, took notes and sometimes shook his head while Varghese spoke to the panel of 11 women and four men who will hear the case, which is expected to last several weeks.Chin’s attorneys are hoping to place the blame on the co-founder of the compounding pharmacy. Unlike regular drugstores, compounding pharmacies custom-mix medications and supply them directly to hospitals and doctors.Barry Cadden was sentenced in June to nine years in prison after being acquitted of second-degree murder charges but convicted on conspiracy and fraud charges.Defence Attorney Stephen Weymouth said there is no evidence Chin caused the injections to become contaminated. Before the outbreak, Chin had a long track record of safely producing compounded drugs, Weymouth said.Cadden was the one calling the shots, and Chin couldn’t stand up to him, said Weymouth, who sought to portray Cadden as a demanding boss who treated his employees poorly and was only interested in profits.“He treated them badly, and he pushed them to work to the max, and he didn’t care if corners had to be cut to do that,” Weymouth said. “Those weren’t decisions made by Glenn Chin. They were decisions made by Barry Cadden.”Before the defence gave its opening statement, Chin’s attorneys unsuccessfully pressed the judge to declare a mistrial due to some of Varghese’s comments, including a mention of how many people attended the funeral for one of the meningitis victims.The outbreak of fungal meningitis and other infections was traced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to contaminated injections of medical steroids, given mostly to people with back pain.More than 700 people in 20 states were sickened in what’s considered the worst public health crisis in recent U.S. history. The CDC put the death toll at 64 in 2013. Federal officials identified additional victims in their investigation, raising the total number of deaths to 76.Chin is charged in the deaths of 25 people in Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.Varghese, the assistant U.S. attorney, slowly read the names of those victims to the jurors while their pictures flashed across a television screen. While Chin did not intend to kill them, he knew there was a reasonable likelihood the drugs could be deadly if they were not sterile, Varghese said.“He knew he had a job to do, which was to make these drugs sterile, and he just didn’t care enough to do it,” Varghese said.But Chin’s attorney urged jurors not to let their sympathy for the victims get in the way of the facts in the case.“The government has no evidence that will ever be able to convince you beyond a reasonable doubt that Glen Chin murdered 25 people,” Weymouth said.___Follow Alanna Durkin Richer at http://twitter.com/aedurkinricher. Read more of her work at http://apne.ws/2hIhzDblast_img read more

PRRD expands landslide evacuation order to islands south of Old Fort

first_imgThis area is considered to be at risk with respect to public safety and it is recommended that no access be allowed.The PRRD added that once the LiDAR analysis has been completed, a more thorough understanding of the size of the slide and potential risk area will be available.The Regional District added that a team of experts from Westrek Geotechnical and the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development are working on the analysis and will provide an update as soon as possible. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has once again expanded the area under an evacuation order because of the landslide near the community of Old Fort, though this time the order is for areas south of the community.The PRRD said that the expansion of the evacuation order to include the islands south of Old Fort was recommended by Westrek Geotechnical Services, the firm contracted by the Regional District after the landslide first began on September 30th.The main slide is said to have already impacted one of the islands, and recent changes along with new information about the west slide indicate the potential for increased mobilization and depth of failure.last_img read more

Kesari Phirni

first_imgIngredients Rice 75 gm Milk 300 ml Caster Sugar 30 gm Saffron few strands Green Cardamom Powder a pinch Rose Water few drops Slivered Almonds & Pistachios to garnish Silver Foil & Rose Petals to garnishPreparation Soak the saffron strands in a tsp of warm milk. Soak the rice in water for about one hour. Drain the water and grind it to a paste (should not be too coarse). In a heavy-bottomed pan, combine milk, sugar and the rice paste together and boil. Cook for about 15 to 20 minutes until the mixture is creamy and thick and coats the back of a spoon. Add the saffron and cardamom and mix well. Remove from heat. Add the rose water and mix well. Refrigerate for around 2 hours until chilled and set. Garnish with slivered nuts, silver foil, rose petals and serve.(Courtesy: The Taj City Centre, Gurugram)last_img read more

BJP complains against Cong for MCC violation

first_imgNew Delhi: Delhi BJP on Tuesday submitted a complaint against the Congress for alleged violation of the Model Code of Conduct in the way it is conducting its campaign in the Capital city. Accusing the party of using autorickshaws in Delhi for advertisements, the State General Secretary for the saffron party, Rajesh Bhatia said that the Congress is violating the MCC that is currently in place. Bhatia added that the Congress is affixing photographs of its president on the backs of autorickshaws in Delhi and that he has made a written complaint to the Chief Electoral Officer of the Capital. “The people of Delhi are ready to participate in the election process but the Congress Party is openly violating Model Code of Conduct,” he said.last_img read more

How Far Is Tiger Woods Behind Jack Nicklauss MajorWinning Pace

When Tiger Woods teed off Thursday afternoon to begin this year’s Masters bid, it was the start of just his third appearance of the 2015 season and his first competitive round since a back injury forced him to withdraw on the first day of the Farmers Insurance Open in early February. As Woods shot a 1-over-par 73 in the first round, all eyes were on his form — even though he’s done little of note over the past two seasons to warrant the attention.Famously, Woods has won 14 major golf championships over his stellar career, a tally that ranks second only to Jack Nicklaus’s 18 major titles. A win at the Masters would give Woods 15, but he hasn’t won a major since the 2008 U.S. Open. In the intervening years, his game and personal life have been thoroughly ravaged, with injuries taking a particular toll recently. What once seemed to be destiny — Woods’s overtaking of Nicklaus as the winningest major champion ever — now looks like a fool’s notion.With Woods in action again at Augusta, where he’s won four green jackets, we tried to track how far his major championship-winning pace (and therefore his chances of catching Nicklaus) have fallen in recent years. The biggest strike against Woods? The fact that he is 39 years old — well past the prime of major winners since the PGA Championship switched to stroke play in 1958:If you toss out all major winners currently younger than 461The age at which Nicklaus won his final major. to prevent the sample from being skewed toward younger, still-active champions such as 25-year-old Rory McIlroy (whose future major totals are as yet unknown), the average major-winner in golf is about 32.5 years old. And only 12.5 percent of all major titles since 19582Excluding those of Julius Boros and Peter Thomson, who were left out of the aging-curve sample because they won major titles both before and after 1958. were won by players aged 39 or older. By any measure, the time for winning majors is quickly running out for Woods.Of course, Woods’s track record is better than just about any other major-winner ever. Through age 32, when Woods last won a major, he led Nicklaus 14-11 in the trophy count. (Even now, after a drought of more than six seasons, Woods is only one major short of Nicklaus’s pace at the same age.) To estimate how many major wins remain in a player’s career, we ran a Lowess regression for players at each age who had won at least one major to that point in their career.3Specifically, we derived a multiplier for each age to estimate total lifetime majors based on the player’s career-to-date major count. As an example, the multiplier for an age-26 golfer is 3.0, meaning you should expect his career total of major wins to be 3.0 times what it was after his age-26 season. For Tiger Woods, who won eight major titles through age 26, this leads to a career major estimate of 24. And by that method, Woods’s mean expectation was to pass Nicklaus for most of his career after his banner 2000 season — even after being afflicted by injury (he missed the second half of the 2008 season with a torn ACL) and scandal (he was limited to 12 tournaments and zero wins in 2010 after his many infidelities came to light):Since a major-less 2011, though, Woods’s projected career major tally dropped below the number necessary to pass Nicklaus. Our system now sets Woods’s expected remaining majors at a mere 1.2 — and that might be too high. The regression uses Woods’s entire track record to date, perhaps not realizing how much his form has slipped in recent seasons. It’s also worth noting that Nicklaus was an incredible outlier. He won more majors after the age of 37 (four) than all but 14 golfers have ever won in their entire careers. So at a certain point, it was probably unrealistic to have expected Woods to follow the same pace, even before witnessing how much his game — and health — have slipped in recent years.Woods front-loaded so many major titles that he’d only need a comparatively modest per-tournament win rate over the remainder of his career to pass Nicklaus. But even given that head start, Woods’s abrupt decline goes to show that there are no sure things in sports. read more