Valentine Beauties

first_imgValentine of the vibrant live heartFills the want of a personal desireLike a river in flow the crave growsAbstract with nothing solid to holdThe heart festoons gingerly with glueValentine beautiesValentine tradition is rolled by againAttractive red plastic tarts pop upLived by red red roses to dazzleSome dark hearts to find light soonThose rolled as dice will accept neglectValentine BeautiesDecked in a smart red collared shirtHolding sweetly this single red roseOnly to prove a day of trite attentionAnxious the doors race his heart beatSpell pond her steps cheers the airValentine beautiesShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Suddenly, there’s sense of urgency

first_imgNot that Walton can do a lot about it right now. Additional tests Monday revealed that Walton has nothing more serious than the sprained ankle that was previously diagnosed, but Walton continues to experience pain while attempting basketball drills. Walton will wait at least one more week before practicing again. So the Lakers, without Walton and Kwame Brown, will attempt to get some revenge on the Knicks and Cavaliers, the teams that served as troubled bookends for their long and troubling road trip. Tonight: vs. New York Staples Center, 7:30 p.m. FSN, KLAC/570 Defense, bench play and the productivity of Lamar Odom and the big men are all issues for the Lakers, who stressed patience but also indicated that they know the importance of turning things around quickly. Since a momentum-building victory over San Antonio on Jan. 17, the Lakers have lost nine of 13 games. “The West is so tough,” forward Luke Walton said. “We know if we don’t start winning, we’re just going to keep falling and falling (down the standings).” EL SEGUNDO – The Lakers returned to the comforts of home – bed, meals, sunshine – but they couldn’t escape the figurative stench of their East Coast road trip, which ended with a 3-5 record. The Lakers have two home games – tonight against New York and Thursday against Cleveland – before the All-Star break, and a sense of urgency set in during a lengthy practice Monday afternoon. center_img “It’s still early,” Odom said. “We’re still growing as a team. We’ve got a little break coming up so hopefully we can go into that strong and rest up for a nice run. “There’s still 30 games to play. We’re all talking about this now, but if we put a little streak together, we’ll forget about this. We’re going to make the playoffs. We’re trying to position ourselves for home court.” Defense was the theme Monday, and not surprisingly. In their last three games the Lakers have allowed 93, 96 and 99 points and during the eight-game trip they averaged 95.6 points allowed. “We’ve got the athletes and youth and we’re quick,” Odom said. “We just need the right mentality.” Resting up Kobe Bryant was a no-show on the practice court Monday, a day of rest prescribed by coach Phil Jackson after Bryant played 44 minutes on Sunday. Bryant played all but 18 seconds of the second half and nearly carried the Lakers to victory. “He feels pretty good,” Jackson said of Bryant. “I’ve been a guy who wants guys to practice a lot, but at his age and with his experience, practice can be more of a debilitating thing.” Another week It’s still unknown whether Walton will be able to play a week from Wednesday, when the Lakers resume their season after the All-Star break. Walton walked on an exercise machine during practice and seemed encouraged that Monday’s tests revealed nothing more than the damage normally associated with a Grade I ankle sprain. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Lynx take 35 players to camp

first_imgThe Los Angeles Lynx of the National Indoor Football League began putting its team together for its inaugural season by signing 35 players to letters of intent and inviting them to training camp, which begins Saturday. Of the players, 23 were signed following a combine last Saturday at Glendale College. Tryouts were held for the Industry-based Lynx, Pomona Cool Riders and San Bernardino Bucking Bulls, three of five members of the NIFL’s new California Division. Among the Lynx signees is defensive end Eric Manning, a two-time All-Pac-10 defensive tackle at Oregon State who went to training camp with the Carolina Panthers in 2003. Also signed by the Lynx was “I feel good about the quality of athletes we’ve signed,” Lynx head coach and general manager Anthony Bartley said. “Now it’s a matter of them fighting for spots. The key will be seeing who’s able to adapt to a new style of football.” Rosters will be trimmed to 25 players, of which 22 will be active, by the opening game. Players will not be signed to contracts until they’ve earned a spot on the roster. The Lynx, who will play their home games at the Industry Hills Expo Center, are slated to open the regular season March 17 at San Bernardino. Their home opener is set for April 14 against Tri-Valley. Things are shaping up for the Lynx on the field, but Bartley continues to focus off the field as well, most notably reaching out to the community. “We’re talking to a lot of people, going to a lot of schools. We’re looking at different types of entertainment, bands at halftime, whatever makes sense,” Bartley said. “Right now the main thing is getting the word out and letting everyone know we’re here.” center_img lineman Delonte Smith, who previously played in the NIFL with the St. Joseph Cyclones. Several of the other signees have experience with Southern California semi-pro teams. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2239 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Bristol City Supporters Trust to boycott season opener against Sheffield Wednesday in protest over £39 ticket price

first_img1 Hillsborough A section of Bristol City supporters will not attend the Robins’ Championship opener at Sheffield Wednesday in protest at “astronomical” ticket prices for the game.Away supporters are being charged £39 to see their club’s return to the Championship at Hillsborough on August 8.Although the fans’ group has not called for a total boycott by Bristol City fans, it said a stand had to be taken as a “matter of principle” and described Wednesday’s ticket pricing policy as “unreasonable”.“For some it just isn’t a choice, on top of travel and everything else an away day holds, it is just too expensive,” said a Bristol City Supporters Club & Trust statement.“For those that have already booked travel, you probably have to go or lose that money.“For some of us, it is a matter of principle. It is going to hurt to do this, but the board of the Supporters Club & Trust have collectively decided not to attend this game.“Nobody’s calling for a boycott, we just think it is a step too far. We think many City fans will vote likewise and choose not to go.“Maybe in that way Sheffield Wednesday will get the message that this is unreasonable.“After all, it will only cost Reading fans £25 when they go to Hillsborough. Where’s the sense in that?”last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Leading bar requires assistant manager

first_imgA leading Letterkenny pub requires an assistant manager for an immediate start.The Glencar Inn Bar and Off-License is a well-established business within a business part of the local community.The successful candidate will: * Have at least two years experience in manager/supervisor roll* The candidate will be energetic, enthusiastic and creative at bringing new ideas to generate business* Will be an all-round customer service skills and industry knowledge* Be familiar with cash handling procedures * Be able to maximise sales by identifying and targeting sales opportunities* Have a full, clean driving license* Be educated in the licensing lawsThe position involves:* Being responsible for the everyday running of the bar in absence of the manager * Being responsible in leading a team to high standards of serviceresponsible for opening/closing procedures and cash handling procedures* Training of staff* Having an ability to lead and motivate a team of staff* Assisting the manager in the smooth operation of the premises If you think you are the right person for the job, please forward your C.V. to managerinn2019@gmail.comJob Vacancy: Leading bar requires assistant manager was last modified: July 2nd, 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:Assistant ManagerdonegalGlencar InnjobletterkennyVacancylast_img read more


first_imgDeputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has stated his frustration at the delay in progressing a new three school campus for Buncrana.Deputy Padraig Mac LochlainnThe Sinn Fein TD accused the Government of “dragging their heels” on the issue.He said “For years now, it has been well documented why Crana College, Gaelscoil Bhun Cranncha and Coláiste Chineál Eoghain urgently need to be relocated to new school buildings. The vision has been to facilitate all three schools on one major new campus. “And for years now, despite the urgency of the need, we have pretty much stood still. I note from the latest response that I have received from the Minister that the site assessment process is making some progress but it is all snails pace.“I am calling on Minister Jan O’ Sullivan and her Department to stop dragging their heels and to display the sense of urgency that is required”.Below is the parliamentary question on the issue and Minister Jan O’Sullivan’s response.Uimhir:365Ceist PharlaiminteChun an Aire Oideachais agus EolaíocthaTo the Minister for Education and Science To ask the Minister for Education and Skills if she will provide a progressreport from her Department on the efforts to secure a site of adequatedimensions in Buncrana, County Donegal, to facilitate a three-school campus forschools (details supplied) and if she will allocate the necessary funding forthis project to proceed..– Pádraig Mac Lochlainn.Crana College, Gaelscoil Bhun Cranncha and Coláiste Chineál Eoghain* For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 13th October, 2015.Reference Number: 35202/15FreagraMinister Jan O’Sullivan As the Deputy is aware a technical inspection of a significant number ofpotential site options for the school accommodation to which he refers has beenconducted by officials from my Department working with officials from DonegalCounty Council.My officials are currently considering the findings of this assessment and,with the assistance of the Local Authority, are clarifying technical issuesraised with a view to ensuring that a preferred site option can be advanced assoon as possible.The Deputy will appreciate the importance of a thorough appraisal of siteoptions in order to ensure the achievement of value for money. The complexityof the issues associated with the development of the site options underconsideration, combined with competing demands on my Department’s resources hasmeant that the appraisal has not been finalised. Once all options have beenfully appraised, my officials will advance the acquisition of a preferred sitefor the school accommodation.GOVT ACCUSED OF DRAGGING ITS HEELS ON BUNCRANA’S SCHOOL CAMPUS was last modified: October 14th, 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:buncranadonegalschool campuslast_img read more


first_imgMark Cassidy leaving court at previous sitting. Pic copyright of Northwest News pix.A former Irish soldier planted a bomb under the jeep of a family while they slept upstairs in their home nearby.Mark Cassidy, then a private in the Irish defence Forces based at Finner Camp in Co Donegal, pleaded guilty to placing an explosive device at the house in Letterkenny on November 22nd, 2013. Cassidy, 31, from Ballyderowen, Burnfoot appeared for sentencing at Letterkenny Circuit Court today.Detective Garda Michael Galvin told the court that the Coyle family of Manor View, Letterkenny were sleeping at 3am when Cassidy planted a bomb under their Mitsubishi Jeep.They were awoken by the blast which Mr Alan Coyle thought initially was someone shooting at his home.However, when he went outside he found his jeep had been badly damaged and windows in his home was smashed.The window of a neighbour’s house had been smashed and there was pieces of metal stuck in a garage door 30 yards away.Detective Galvin said that Cassidy was in custody after explosive materials was found at his apartment in Burnfoot on February 16th, 2014.Gardai came across a distinctive two door silver Mercedes car at the apartment of Cassidy during the investigation.While investigating CCTV footage of the attack on the Coyle home three months before he was arrested, Gardai came across pictures of the Mercedes arriving at the Manor View estate and then leaving at speed just before the explosion.When questioned by Gardai, Cassidy admitted his part in the crime.However, he claimed that he was taken at force by a masked man and ordered to drive to the Coyle family before a device was planted beneath Mr Coyle’s jeep.Detective Galvin revealed they were investigating the possibility that a second person was with Cassidy on the night but could not comment on this as this was still a live investigation.All three members of the Coyle family gave victim impact statements as to how the horrific attack has impacted on their lives.Alan Coyle said his life had been destroyed since the attack and that he had suffered a nervous breakdown and tried to take his own life.His wife Geraldine, who revealed she did not leave her home for months after the attack, said her family had not been covered by insurance as it was considered an act of terrorism.She added “Mr Cassidy needs to be held accountable for his actions.”The couple’s teenage daughter Catherine said the attack was the worst night of her life.“I felt completely unsafe in my home and I was worried would it happen again and that he would kill all of us,” she said.Barrister for the accused, Mr Peter Nolan, said his client had served overseas in Chad and had suffered from post traumatic stress even though he had never come under hostile enemy fire.He said he also wanted to say that his client took the anti-malaria medication Lariam and this was an issue which he wanted to raise.Cassidy is currently serving three years after being found guilty of possessing explosive substances at Burnfoot and is due for release on May 18th next.Judge John O’Hagan said this was one of the most serious cases he had come across in recent years made with an even more serious complexion by the fact that it involved a serving member of the Defence Forces.He addressed the Coyle family and told them he was considering a serious term of imprisonment for Mr Cassidy.However he said he would adjourn the case and pass his sentence this Friday.JUDGE CONSIDERING SERIOUS JAIL SENTENCE FOR SOLDIER WHO PLANTED BOMB was last modified: April 27th, 2016 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:bombdonegaljeepMARK CASSIDYsoldierlast_img read more


first_imgOUR deals of the day are coming in thick and fast – and we’ve another cracker for you today.The Yellow Pepper on Main Street, Letterkenny, is known for its fantastic food and super service.But they also do a creative and mouth-watering take-away menu. Right now if you spend €30 or more on the Boxed Take Out Menu,  you will receive a €10 voucher towards your next visit to the Yellow Pepper.The full menu is below – Simply Call 074 9124133 to Order! Enjoy!DONEGALDAILY DEAL OF THE DAY – GET €10 VOUCHER FOR YELLOW PEPPER was last modified: December 7th, 2011 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:donegaldaily deal of the dayyellow pepper letterkennylast_img read more

Harvey’s Point win All-Ireland Customer Service Award

first_imgOne of Donegal’s best-loved hotels has picked up an All-Ireland title at this week’s Irish Restaurant Awards, also known as the Food Oscars. The team at the four-star hotel have earned the Best Customer Service Award for their outstanding work within the industry over the last 12 months.General Manager Noel Cunningham shared his delight with the win, saying: “We are totally chuffed! Thanks go to our excellent team who go the extra mile in pursuing Guest Service excellence.” Best Customer Service – All Ireland – Harvey’s PointHarvey’s Point is well known for going above and beyond to make customers feel welcome with quality service, which has earned the hotel a top place on the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice list for many years. The hotel is currently number two out of the Top 25 Hotels in Ireland, according to TripAdvisor traveller reviews.Harvey’s were counted among the premier restaurant and hospitality establishments in Ireland for 2018 at the Restaurants Association of Ireland All-Ireland Finals on May 14th. Over 1,000 restaurateurs and staff attended the sold out, black tie event at the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road which celebrated the achievements and perseverance within the industry over the last 12 months.Now in its tenth year, the Awards have continued the trend of growing in both attendee numbers and industry esteem. Over 90,000 online nominations were received for Irish restaurants and hospitality businesses this year.Awards were received from 21 categories that included all areas of the sector and keeping with recent movements, the awards introduced their newest category this year, Best ‘Free From’, which received an impressive response from nominees and the general public. On the night, Liam Edwards, President of the Restaurants Association of Ireland spoke about the resilience of the industry saying, “As an industry, the restaurateurs, pub-owners and entrepreneurs of Ireland, continue to defy the odds. You strive to create jobs, expand upon Ireland’s understanding of food standards and world cuisine, all while maintaining exemplary customer service. Your support of Irish produce has never been greater and for this you should be wholeheartedly applauded.”Harvey’s Point win All-Ireland Customer Service Award was last modified: May 18th, 2018 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:harvey’s pointhospitalityhotelirish restaurant awardsTripAdvisorlast_img read more

South African aviation sector must look at skills shortage

first_img03 November 2015The aviation and aerospace sector must unlock opportunities that have socio- economic benefits for South Africa, according to Barlow Manilal, the chief executive of the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA).“We need to ensure that we can unlock opportunities so that it changes the trajectory of this country and ensure that we pave the economic pathway going forward,” he added. Manilal was speaking at the Avi Awards ceremony, the first of its kind to be held in South Africa.The ceremony coincided with the Avi Afrique Expo, held on Wednesday, 28 October. It was a pair of days given over all things aviation, with the 2015 Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS) Avi Afrique Innovation Summit held on 29 October. Both events took place at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria.A highlight of the week was the top award, which went to the creator of South Africa’s first aircraft powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. The theme for this fourth annual conference was “Innovation: the key to aviation sustainability in Africa”.About 450 delegates attended, according to spokesperson Percy Morokane, including 160 global and local industry decision-makers, academia and other aviation space experts.The focus of discussions on innovation would be around the challenges and opportunities facing aviation in Africa, ATNS chief executive officer Thabani Mthiyane said in his opening speech.“Aviation is a highly technical field, whether one is talking about the engines that power the aircraft, the materials and techniques to build them, the comfort and safety of passengers inside the cabin and, of course, the management of an airspace.“All of these disciplines rely on bright young minds with the right skills to take them forward. We rely on the academic institutions for these graduates, and also to provide much of the research that fuels innovation,” he said.“In light of the current developments in South Africa around exclusion from tertiary education, we need to come together as an industry to see how best we can help our colleagues in academia overcome these challenges – to ensure universities are adequately funded.”Within the whole complex question of university funding and financial exclusion, Mthiyane added, the private sector had big role to play. “Already, private sector companies provide bursaries and other financial help to assist promising students to graduate, and I am sure that they will expand their role as they are able.“We hear so much about the skills shortages that are holding back the economy – let’s work together to make sure we produce the skills. We have raw talent; let’s not waste it.”Watch how the government is working on tackling the challenge of addressing the lack of transformation in the aviation industry:The summitMark van Wyk, entrepreneur and pilot, Thabani Mthiyane, the ATNS chief executive officer of ATNS, Tebogo Thamage, and Barlow Manilal (far right on photo), the chief executive of Technology Innovation Agency. Manilal says his agency will look at how it can offer opportunities relating to aviation and aerospace for people in rural areas, and speaks about poverty and unemployment at the Avi Awards on 28 October 2015. (Image: ATNS)Education was top of mind at the two-day events, with one of the summit panel discussions on Thursday titled: “Aviation innovation from the perspective of tertiary institutions”. Dr Malindi Neluheni, one of the speakers, spoke about “creating sustainable opportunities within the African aviation industry”.There was much food for thought, and attendees tweeted about the conference:#AviAfrique2015 @ATNSSA Professor Bennie Anderson openings address thought provoking— Sue (@CabeCat) October 29, 2015@ATNSSA #aviafrique2015 Skills development allows meaningful contribution to economy— Aarti Panday (@Aarti_Panday) October 29, 2015@ATNSSA #aviafrique2015 NDP has bold plans for PhDs in South Africa— Aarti Panday (@Aarti_Panday) October 29, 2015@ATNSSA #aviafrique2015 in 2013 SA produced 2051 PhD graduates— Aarti Panday (@Aarti_Panday) October 29, 2015Poverty and unemploymentMore must be done to address the levels of poverty and unemployment in South Africa, Manilal said at the Avi Awards ceremony on 28 October. “I believe that everything we do must create a better society for us.”His agency would look at how it could offer opportunities for people in rural areas. “Going forward as TIA, we will look at revising most of our programmes, making sure that they are more impactful and that they give us the rewards we are looking for.“We need to give the youth in this country hope. We need to give the youth in this country courage to dream,” Manilal said.The TIA was established in terms of the TIA Act, with the objective of stimulating and intensifying technological innovation to improve economic growth and the quality of life of all South Africans by developing and exploiting technological innovations.The awardsThe Avi Awards were hosted by ATNS, an agency of the Department of Transport, in partnership with TIA, an entity of the Department of Science and Technology.Overall winner Mark van Wyk has a company that is developing unmanned aircraft powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. It runs on green energy and uses hydrogen as a fuel.“The craft is an environmental survey aircraft, so the intention of the aircraft is to do long range surveys for environmental monitoring so that our scientists and researchers can make better decisions as to how to better manage the environment and do land use planning for the future,” Van Wyk said.It had the potential to bring down the long running cost of aviation. He hoped that in future, it would make it possible for aviation prices to go down as well as for previously disadvantaged communities to have an opportunity to become pilots or fly for personal reasons.“I really didn’t expect to win the award. I am thrilled, I am honoured. ATNS has always been a true evangelist for aviation and a real impressionist on this country.“Their services to the community are unique and impeccable. To be given an award by ATNS is the highest honour that I could get,” Van Wyk said.He said he had been working with the TIA for the past nine years, and it had been supportive of his project.Watch Mark van Wyk explain his project:The Avi Awards 2015 were a platform to showcase and celebrate the sharpest minds and the most brilliant innovations in the country. The Department of Transport said they celebrated creativity and scientific thinking, which were critical ingredients to leapfrog Africa into first-world status.Finalists included journalists, academics and engineers.Source: reporterlast_img read more