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first_imgImage Courtesy: TwitterAdvertisement 6NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsai1Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eb9g0v( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5fr62Would you ever consider trying this?😱2kCan your students do this? 🌚631jaRoller skating! Powered by Firework Saurabh Chaudhary, Divyansh Singh Panwar and Elavenil Valarivan are the three shooters from India who have ranked world no.1 in the month of November 2019, and were nominated by the International Shooting Sports Federation’s (ISSF) ‘The Golden Target’ award. In yesterday’s ceremony at Munich, the trio were handed over the awards, and have been congratulated by the one and only legendary Indian shooter Abhinav Bindra.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Twitter(@Abhinav_Bindra)Bindra, who was honoured with the gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, applauded the Golden Target winners on his official Twitter handle @Abhinav_Bindra.Check it out below-Advertisement The 37 year old posted a picture of himself along with Saurabh, Divyansh and Elavenil, along with the caption: “Congratulations to our super stars on receiving the @ISSF_Shooting Golden Target awards.“Saurabh Chaudhary, who hails from Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, won gold medal at the 2018 Asian Games in the 10 m Air Pistol category, and was also youngest Indian gold medalist at the Asian Games. The 17 year old is the current world record holder in the category with  a score of 245.5, breaking his own previous highest at the 2018 World Championship in Changwon, Korea.Divyansh Singh Panwar from Jaipur is the 2019 ISSF Beijing World Cup silver medalist, and has qualified to represent India at 2020 Summer Olympics to be held in Tokyo next year. back in may, the 17 year old was to the core group of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme.“My target this year was to win an Olympic quota. Once I got that in the Beijing World Cup, I grew in confidence,” Divyansh said at the event.Coming from Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu is Elavenil Valarivan. She secured gold at the 2018 ISSF Junior World Cup, and a silver at the World University Games in 2019. The 20 year old also topped the podium finish with a score of 251.7 at the SSF 10 meter Air Rifle world cup, held in in Rio de Janeiro back in August.“I had certainly not thought about ending the year as World No. 1 in the senior category.” Elavenil told reporters.“This award has raised expectations and I will have to work harder to maintain my position next year.” she added.The Sports Authority of India also congratulated the shooters on Twitter, along with pictures from the Munich ceremony. Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,Although no formal study has been done on the effect of the CPL games on the economy, there is no disputing that the matches have been giving a wallop to the overall economy. And as such, there should be bidding for more matches to be played in Guyana. Aside from the Providence stadium, consideration should be given to playing one match in the ancient county of Berbice (Albion), to give a spurt to that county’s economy. Albion did, at one time, host first class cricket as well as one-day internationals.The CPL matches have added significantly to the growth of the economy. Kudos to the organisers and promoters for the professionalism shown in the management and overall staging of the games. They are well organised, administered, and marketed as a business. In today’s sporting events, commercial interests have become paramount in the promotion and success of the games. It is noted that attention is paid to TV audience, tickets sales, web site, concession sales at the stadium, sponsorship, and various forms of media coverage, as well as promotion.The games have indisputably delivered a wide variety of (economic and social) benefits to the country as a whole, individuals, and to communities in the Greater Georgetown and East Bank Demerara areas. The matches have helped to increase personal economic prosperity, as well as provided employment opportunities to hundreds. In particular, the matches help to increase the productivity of individuals involved in cricket and those that sell varied items and foods near the stadium, boosting communities along the way. Besides direct economic benefits like sale of tickets and foods and drinks, there are indirect activities, like shopping for appropriate clothing, and entertainment (balloons, noise makers, other party favours), cricket equipment, hotels, uniform, tee shorts, advertising, printing, etc.Billions of dollars are added to the economy. There are jobs created, social get-togethers occur, there is media coverage, travel from abroad and local transport (car rentals, taxi service, minibus operations, etc). Media such as newspapers, television, the internet, radio, and social media are all providing access to the matches, which help to maintain interest in the games. The matches also showcase Guyana internationally on TV – hopefully creating an impression of our country that would make business people want to invest. This helps to maintain interest in their former homeland.Besides economic benefits, the CPL matches have also contributed in the social area, such as raising aspirations of youngsters to become CPL cricketers, forcing them to increase skill levels in the sports. Youths will be encouraged to aspire to become better cricketers, so they can be chosen for matches. This will force them to seek better training so as to improve their skills. This would help many to keep out of trouble with the law. It is a form of entertainment during peoples’ time off from work. It is also noted that the matches provide opportunities for social interaction at the stadium, bringing diverse people together and helping to narrow social and ethnic differences. It promotes social cohesion.Government should sponsor and promote these matches, for cricket is the only sport that brings the entire diverse nation together.The Government benefits enormously, not only from social cohesion, but economically as well, through taxes and the spread effects of spending related to the CPL matches. It supports many jobs – full time and seasonal, part time. When one does the math, several billions are added to the economy, and this money is re-cycled through various economic activities. Overall, the CPL matches contribute annually perhaps 5% of GDP, if not more. CPL has earned and deserves more Government support.Yours truly,Dr Vishnu Bisramlast_img read more

first_imgLetterkenny’s newest family entertainment complex opened its doors for a sneak preview last night.Century Complex located next door to Century Cinemas was host to the hustle and bustle of people sampling a variety of cocktails and tasters whilst pottering around to check out the new Complex.Century Complex consists of Century Cinemas, Backstage Bar & Grill , Century Play and Century Ice a combination which truly accommodates for everyone in the family. Backstage Bar & Grill is a fresh concept creating a space to relax, wine and dine with friends before a movie or alternatively unwinding over a delicious meal whilst the children experience the wide range of play facilities on offer at Century Play.A lavish-themed interior reflecting the design of a theatre with stylish private dining areas under titles such as Stage Door, Green Room, The Casting Couch and The Balcony.Century Play is the third largest play area of its kind in Ireland and ultimately the ideal base to experience maximum fun and excitement. From aerial runways, 4m drop racing slides, rope bridges, spiral slides, an arcade area and not to mention six themed private party rooms to keep all of the little ones happy. Century Ice will also be opening seasonally from December to February.On the night Mark Doherty, Owner stated, ‘It has been a busy journey to say the least, we invited you all here tonight to get a taster experience of what Century Complex has to offer and we thank you for your support. Backstage Bar and Grill will be open to the public from Tuesday 29th November whilst the Century Play area will be opening at the weekend. We are all excited and proud of what has been achieved and only look forward to opening the doors to everyone’. To top off the excitement Century Complex have also launched a brand new website to create a fresh online space for their customers – For further information please visit: in the one area in the heart of Letterkenny; Century Cinemas, Century Play, Century Ice and Backstage Bar & Grill celebrates families, laughter, fun and entertainment for all ages.Mark Doherty with special guest Highland Radio’s John Breslin and head chef Mark Greer at the opening of back stage in Letterkenny. Photos Brian McDaidScott, Alex, Elliot Thompson with mum Lorraine at the the opening of back Stage Letterkenny.Mark Doherty thanks the guest for joining in his celebration at the opening of Backstage on Monday night in Letterkenny.A view of the New Back Stage which opening in Letterkenny this week beside Century CinemasMichael Murray from Greg Foods and Liam Coyle for Trio Food pictured with Head Chef at Backstage Mark Greer at the opening night.Waiter service at Backstage on the opening night. Jenny Doherty and Emer FogartySome of the bar Staff at Back Satge , included Bailey Robinson, Jimmy McAllen, Luke Mc Laughlin , Mary Mc Bride (Manager) Connie Murray Lynch and Patrick Mc Bride. Photos Brian McDaidTrudy O’Donnell on stage at the opening of Backstage in Letterkeny om Monday evening. Photo Brian McDaidFrances and Jim Mc Glynn with Mark Doherty at the opening of Backstage on Monday night.Sally Anne Mulholland and Martina Rodgers at the opening of Backstage in Letterkenny.John and Karen Gildea with Connie Murray Lynch at the opening of Backstage in Letterkenny.Kate Quinlivin and Kevin Mc Laughlin with Paddy Doherty from Backstage in Letterkenny on the official opening night .Stephen Maguire with Chloe and Rachel McLaughlin and Mary Mc Bride Manager at the opening of Backstage.Sisters , Maura McFadden, Pauline Doherty, Emma Mc Fadden and Fionnula Quinn at the opening of Backstage in Letterkenny. Photos Brian McDaidPatsy, Philly and Liam Mc Fadden from Cresslough at the opening of Backstage in Letterkenny.Patrick Annette, Alisha and Eddie Tobin with Mark Doherty at the opening of Backstage in Letterkenny on Monday night.John O Donnell from E and B Foods, with head chef Mark Greer at the opening of backstage in Letterkenny.Packie Mailey and Michael Black at the opening of back Stage.It’s all system go for the opening of Backstage in Letterkenny on Monday night in LetterkennyIt’s all system go for the opening of Backstage in Letterkenny on Monday night in LetterkennyJoan and Kevin Gallinagh at the open on Backstage in Letterkenny. Get a sneak peak of the new Century Cinema Complex – pic special! was last modified: November 29th, 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:backstageCentury Cinemaseventsletterkennylast_img read more

first_imgNew Donegal manager Rory Gallagher.RORY GALLAGHER’S Donegal have been drawn with Derry, Fermanagh and Queen’s University Belfast in the 2015 Dr McKenna Cup. The winners of Section A and B meet in the semi-finals with the team that tops Section C facing off against the best runners-up.Bank of Ireland have been announced as the new competition sponsors. 2015 Bank of Ireland Dr McKenna CupSection A: Jordanstown, Down, Cavan, MonaghanSection B: Queens, Fermanagh, Donegal, DerrySection C: St Mary’s Belfast, Armagh, Antrim, Tyrone The competition will start on Sunday 4 January with further group games scheduled for 11 and 14 January. DR McKENNA CUP: DONEGAL DRAWN WITH DERRY, FERMANAGH AND QUEEN’S was last modified: November 5th, 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) Tags:2015donegalDr McKenna Cuplast_img read more

first_img “I missed Monday and Tuesday, but my son Donnie ran practice and my wife (Linda) videotaped practice, so I didn’t miss a thing. “The kids seem pretty united. They’re trying hard and I think we’re doing better. Sometimes something like this shakes up a team.” Said district spokeswoman Katie Orloff: “The coach is back at school and will coach (Saturday) night. That’s all I can say about it. I’m not allowed to elaborate on the situation.” Cindy Beavers, spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office, said neither party wanted to press charges. “A school resource officer said no prosecution was desired by either party involved,” Beavers said. Bloomington plays at 7 p.m. Saturday at Ramona. The game was originally scheduled for Friday night, but was switched at the request of the Rams due to homecoming. Markham has a 291-99-1 record in 32 years of prep coaching, including winning five CIF-Southern Section titles (three at Bloomington). His 1994 team went 14-0 and set a single-season national scoring record (since broken) of 880 points. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Don Markham is happy to be back coaching his Bloomington High School football team. “Things are going smoothly,” Markham said by telephone as he watched the junior varsity game late Thursday afternoon with athletic director Ron Taylor. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Markham was put on administrative leave for five days following a minor altercation with a player at a pre-game walk-through last Friday before the team played Riverside Norte Vista. Bloomington (3-3, 1-0) won 40-29. He returned to Bloomington on Wednesday. Neither Markham nor Taylor would speak about the incident. “They told us to shut up about it,” said Taylor, referring to the Colton Joint Unified School District. “We’re excited about the prospect of having a good chance to win league and want to put this incident behind us. We think it was blown out of proportion.” last_img read more

first_imgLYNWOOD – Luis del Angel Garcia perks up as the first person in an hour approaches his information booth to ask about voting in the 2006 Mexican presidential election. But like millions of other Mexican citizens living in the United States, the man has no voter card and can’t return to Mexico to get one because he’s in this country illegally. Without the card, he can’t apply for an absentee ballot. That dynamic is threatening to scuttle the first-ever attempt by Mexico to let expatriates vote. With two weeks left before the Jan. 15 deadline to apply for absentee ballots, just more than 8,000 Mexicans in the United States – about two-tenths of 1 percent of those eligible – have filed the necessary paper work. Political analysts and advocacy groups blame the government for the low number of absentee applications, saying the process is difficult at best – and not just for Mexicans in the United States illegally. To get an absentee ballot, expatriates must send copies of their voting card, Mexican identification and proof of U.S. residency to Mexico’s Federal Electoral Institute. Those without the card must travel to Mexico to apply for one, then return a few weeks later to pick it up. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “People want to vote, but the Mexican government has put up obstacles that make it almost impossible,” said Garcia, who runs a volunteer booth at a plaza in this heavily Hispanic Los Angeles suburb. The approximately 11 million Mexicans in this country include more than 4 million eligible voters, according to the Mexican government. They represent a potentially huge bloc that could sway the July 2 vote – the first since Vicente Fox won the presidency in 2000, breaking the Institutional Revolutionary Party’s 71-year hold on power. Mexican law prevents Fox from seeking another term. Former Mexico City Mayor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador had been the race’s front-runner, though recent polls show the race narrowing to a near-tie with candidates from Fox’s conservative National Action Party and the Institutional Revolutionary Party. The expatriate voting law passed in June was widely interpreted as recognition of the billions of dollars pumped into the national economy when expatriates send money home to relatives. Mexican officials insist tough regulations are necessary to ensure a clean election. They want greater participation by expatriates, “but in the end, it’s up to them to make that decision,” said Ruben Aguilar, a spokesman for Fox. last_img read more

first_imgAlmost 75 years, to the day, when the last train, on the Lough Swilly Burtonport Extension, steamed out of Burtonport, an exciting new development has taken place on the old railway track.A local committee, with financial help from Donegal Co. Council, Údarās na Gaeltachta, Donegal Local Development Company, Randox, The Cope and Burtonport Fisherman’s Co-op, embarked on a journey that has seen the area, now graced with one of the highest quality walkways in the Country. The Official Opening of the Railway Walk will take place, Friday 5th June, and the committee, wish to extend a warm invitation to all walkers, voluntary groups, railway enthusiasts and indeed anybody and everybody, who wish to come along and join them in their festivities.The evening will start at 7pm in St. Columba’s Community Centre, with a wine and cheese reception, followed by the official opening by Inga Bock, Rural Recreational Officer with Donegal Local Development Company.Afterwards, tea and refreshments will be served, followed by a traditional recital by Trād na nÓg, the cream of our young local musicians.There is a full day’s programme scheduled for Saturday 6th June also with a stroll along the walk, historic walks, traditional music and dance, and a series of talks by author Frank Sweeney, railway historian Joe Begley and others. These will be accompanied by a slideshow of old railway photographs and videos.For the children, weather permitting, there will be an adventure tour and story- telling at Lough Meela Lodge.Get yourselves down to Burtonport, this weekend 5th and 6th June.As they say in the ads “You won’t be disappointed.” HISTORIC DAY FOR BURTONPORT AS REVAMPED ‘RAILWAY WALK’ OFFICIALLY OPENS was last modified: June 3rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FeaturesnewsNoticeslast_img read more

first_imgMinister Finian Mc Grath and HSE officials are to meet with a delegation from the Cleary Centre in Donegal Town over growing concerns regarding previous commitments given regarding capital funding for the centre.Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher welcomed the move after he helped to organise the meeting.He said “I can now confirm that the Minister of State Finian Mc Grath along with HSE officials have agreed to meet with a delegation from the Cleary Centre in order to progress this project. I have been lobbying the Department and the Minister on this matter for some time and firmly believe the only way to progress this project is to have all parties around the one table in order to resolve the outstanding matters.” Pat the Cope added the Department has assured him that there are adequate funds within the HSE budget in order to deliver this project but meantime the project is stalled to all intents and purposes.“The Minister’s office has confirmed to me that he will meet with a delegation from the Cleary Centre on the 18th of April; the meeting will also have the necessary HSE Officials present who have first-hand knowledge of this project.“It is evident that the difficulties in progressing the Cleary centre project are down to Government procrastination. Earlier this year the HSE failed to meet a deadline in submitting an application for funding for the centre, but subsequent lobbying by me ensured that the application was accepted by the HSE National Capital & Property Steering Group.“It is essential that funding is approved for this project without further delay and the necessary permissions and funding are given to the centre.” Deputy Gallagher added stated the meeting arranged for the 18th of April provides an excellent opportunity to progress this project and the Department and HSE to co-ordinate their joint strategy for delivering this project.“All Dáil Deputies for the constituency have been invited to attend the meeting in addition to representatives of the centre. I am fully committed to seeing this project delivered and will maintain the pressure on the Minister’s office to keep it as a priority for funding.”Minister and HSE to meet delegation over future of Cleary Centre was last modified: March 7th, 2018 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:CLEARY CENTREDonegal TownmeetingPat The Cope Gallagherlast_img read more

first_imgOnce upon a time, air travel was just about the only time I could escape the Internet. Now with in-flight Wi-Fi becoming more pervasive, even air travel has become a time to check Twitter, respond to emails and keep up with Arsenal’s latest loss. I nearly always fly Delta, which has Wi-Fi on virtually every flight. But for those who fly other airlines, here’s a quick review of which airlines lead and which lag in providing in-flight Wi-Fi.As of September 2012, only 31% of US domestic flights came equipped with in-flight Wi-Fi, nearly always through GoGo Internet, though there are other options. Then, as now, Delta led the pack, but now everyone, including Delta, has expanded coverage. While only 5 to 10% of travelers actually use in-flight Wi-Fi, for those who do, it can be essential. (And peace destroying, but that’s hardly the airlines’ fault.)Here’s how things stack up:Air Canada: A few 319s have GoGo service, but only for travel over the USAirTran: All planes have GoGo Wi-FiAmerican: GoGo available on all 767-200 and 737 aircraft and most MD80 and 757 aircraftAlaska: GoGo on virtually all flights over the lower 48 states, except for a few of the oldest 737-400sDelta: Wifi on nearly all domestic flights, including all 319s, 320s, 737-700s, 757-300s, 767-300s, MD88s, MD90s, CRJ 700/900s and ERJ 170/175s, plus some DC9-50s and 757-200s. International flights are promised “soon” but there is no definition of “soon.”Frontier: GoGo available only on Embraer 190 aircraft.JetBlue: Doesn’t provide Wi-Fi at all, but promises a dramatically faster service in the near future.Southwest: Southwest uses Row 44, and just announced that 70% of its flights now have in-flight Wi-Fi, including all of its -700 and -800 aircraftUnited: GoGo currently on transcontinental “PS” flights only, and has started rolling out service to its international flights, with just two 747s equipped with satellite Wi-Fi systems as of March 2013, but is adding Wi-Fi to roughly 25 (domestic) planes each month in 2013. United will reportedy “first outfit the narrow body planes — such as the Airbus 319 and 320 — which fly domestically, but will also have more than 50 wide-body, international aircraft outfitted by the end of the year”US Airways: GoGo on all Airbus 321s, and is expanding to all Embraer 170, 175 and 190 aircraft in 2013Virgin America: GoGo on all planes, and up to 100 miles into MexicoAs for airlines outside the US, Ed Perkins points out that all of them use satellite systems, with some of the more advanced airlines being Emirates (Wi-Fi on all 380s), Gulf Air (more than 50% of its planes carry Wi-Fi), Lufthansa (Wi-Fi available on all 330s, some 340s and 747s) and Singapore (“select” planes). British Airways offers something called handheld link which allows you to use your mobile phone in the air, but it’s not Wi-Fi.As it stands, your best options for in-flight Wi-Fi are in the US. Abroad, well, you might just have to read a book.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Matt Asay Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts center_img Tags:#air travel#Delta Airlines#in-flight wifi#Trip Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more