Celtics ink Paul Pierce to one-day contract

first_imgMarcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission MOST READ View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation Paul Pierce. AFP/GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTOBOSTON—American forward Paul Pierce signed a one-day contract with the Boston Celtics on Monday in a move that allows him to retire as a member of the NBA franchise.The 39-year-old Pierce spent the first 15 years of his career with Boston, helping the club to a league championship in 2008.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Pierce averaged 19.7 points and 3.5 assists while playing in 1,343 career games with the Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Clippers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It’s an honor to have this opportunity to once again call myself a Boston Celtic,” said Pierce, a 10-time all-star. “The organization and city took me in and made me one of their own, and I couldn’t imagine ending my career any other way.”“I’m a Celtic for life.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’READ: NBA: Paul Pierce departs league with ‘no regrets’Team owner Wyc Grousbeck said they also plan to retire Pierce’s No. 34 so that no other player will be able to wear it. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Farm to honor Tom Brady with corn maze in his image Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Dwyane Wade still not saying if he will play a 16th season

first_imgReport: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Heat President Pat Riley said last week the team will be patient while awaiting Wade’s decision, with the hope of an answer by mid-August.Wade spent his first 13 seasons with Miami, then left for Chicago and eventually Cleveland before he was traded back to the Heat in February. Wade appeared in 26 regular-season and playoff games with Miami after the trade, all off the bench, averaging 12.9 points.He is averaging 22.5 points for his career, and was part of all three Heat championship teams in 2006, 2012 and 2013.ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “In due time,” Wade said. “Time will tell.”Wade briefly addressed the issue while on a call promoting his role as an ambassador for the upcoming Jr. NBA World Championship that starts Aug. 7 in Orlando, Florida.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Wade has become heavily involved in youth basketball in recent years, primarily because of his sponsorship of an AAU team and his son Zaire’s involvement on elite-level squads.“This is the purest form of basketball, to be able to be around kids at this age, before it becomes a business,” Wade said. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments FILE – In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade talks with the media after NBA basketball practice at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami.(David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP, File)MIAMI— Dwyane Wade’s future remains a mystery.The Miami Heat guard wouldn’t say Monday if he has decided whether to play this season, which would be his 16th in the NBA. His future has been the source of much speculation for several weeks, with retirement a possibility.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West LA-bound LeBron James leaves lasting gift, Akron ‘always home’ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READlast_img read more

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China Tips Africa as Next ‘Big Miracle’

first_img– Advertisement – Mr. Yan of Xinhua News Agency’s International Department – Chinese Experts tell visiting African Journalists that the continent has the potential to boom economicallyBy William Q. Harmon from Beijing The level of development that has taken place in China in less than three decades is a miracle that can be replicated in Africa, top Chinese government officials told a group of African journalists visiting that country. Africa has everything to make it as developed as any part of the world, said veteran Chinese media practitioner Yan Wenbin.Just a little over a decade or two ago, China was just considered as any third-world country striving to define itself. Even the Chinese case was more difficult when compared to many of its counterparts who were striving for self-determination, given its huge population at the time, which many believed posed a grave threat to its forward march.But with much determination, resilience, requisite policies and a focused leadership, China is being called a “miracle economy.”The 35 media practitioners from 10 African countries may have heard about the Chinese economic miracle, but their prior knowledge could do little to hold back the shocks that reverberated through them when they landed on Chinese soil—beholding for themselves the tremendous economic and infrastructural developments that country is experiencing.These journalists, almost all of who were visiting for the first time, were there on invitation from the Chinese government to attend the “2017 Seminar for Renowned African Journalists,” a two-week event. They all were amazed about how advanced China has become especially after attending lectures, visiting key historic sites and major institutions, including media houses, medical and other facilities.The facts of the Chinese economic growth after the Economic Reform started in 1978 are undisputed: From 1978 until 2013, the economy increased by about 9.5% a year and became the second largest in the world a few years ago after the United States. Per capita GDP in China went from below $300 to over $6000 today.To say that what happened to the Chinese economy after 1978 was unexpected would be a vast understatement. According to Yan Wenbin, the director general of Xinhua News Agency’s International Department, after the introduction of the “Great Leap Forward” by the Founding Father of Modern China, Chairman Mao Zedong, China appeared to have found the magic formula in 1978 under Deng Xiaoping. He re-introduced the goal of the Four Modernizations – of agriculture, industry, military, and science and technology.“He talked of building a Xiaokang Society by the end of the 20th century. When he died in 1997, China was well on its way to achieving the income target of a Xiaokang Society and had already survived the traumatic events in 1989, yet there were still doubters at home and even more abroad who did not trust his successors to carry on further reforms to sustain the growth,” Mr. Yan said.China’s high-speed economic growth has substantially increased the wealth of the country’s population, he told the journalists. “This is particularly the case in cities, where factory workers’ wages have risen strongly, giving them more disposable income – measured by one’s income minus their personal taxes.”In spite of these improvements, China still faces some major challenges—some of these being poverty and pollution, as well as population control.Despite vast improvements in urban life, earnings in the countryside have lagged behind. But people living in rural areas have seen a marked increase in their disposable income.“This economic growth does in no way mean that we are free of problems. We have more problems than you could imagine. The issue of poverty is still a very grave one though our government is exerting every effort to improve this. China is still a developing country and we’ve got more to achieve,” Mr. Yan said.In spite of the unprecedented scale at which the Chinese economic growth has unfolded, after 1978 it is second to none both in its explosiveness and longevity. West Germany may have produced “Wirtschaftswunder” (German for economic miracle) in rebuilding its economy from the ashes of the Third Reich, but the growth numbers pale in comparison to China, reaching 8 percent in the 1950’s and under 5 percent in the 1960’s.How is that phenomenal growth rate possible, when other countries relying heavily on exports, like most African countries, have suffered major downturns and remain in the doldrums? Many, including the visiting journalists, continue to marvel at what has come to be known as the “Chinese Economic Miracle.”Top Chinese diplomat Ren Xiaoping, lecturing on China and Africa’s development, said Africa is a great continent that has all it takes to witness the same economic boom that China has been able to experience since the late 80’s and 90’s, up to date.Madam Ren, former Chinese Ambassador to Botswana, said the seeds of China’s rapid economic growth since the 1990s were first planted back in 1978 when the Communist Party started to introduce capitalist market principles, initially in the agriculture sector.Madam Ren Xiaoping, former Chinese Ambassador to BotswanaShe said China has tipped Africa to be the next big economic miracle of the world. “You can make it because you have the potential to do so. Africa has the potential to accelerate development in all of the sectors that China is doing well in, especially agriculture.”For this to happen on a continent that has been marred by rampant corruption and bad governance, it would take the right leaders who will put the people at the center of development, and sincere global partnerships.“I don’t care if it’s a white cat or a black cat. It’s a good cat so long as it catches mice,” the famous Xiaoping, Deng, who is credited for opening China to foreign investment, is quoted as saying. And the color of the mice is indeed a non-issue, since China has become one of the economic wonders of the 20th and 21st centuries.If African leaders mean well, they must take cues from the Chinese experience.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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California still leads in high-tech jobs, wages, capital

first_imgThe average technology worker nationwide earns $75,500. That’s short of the $78,691 average in 2000, the peak of the dot-com boom. But it’s 86 percent more than the average private sector wage of $40,500. The federal data that AeA uses define tech workers broadly, including engineers, computer programmers, technology executives, many scientists and academics. Also counted are administrative assistants, salespeople, human-resources employees and other nontechnical people who happen to work at tech companies. However, researchers do not count contract workers, including janitors and landscapers, who work for independent agencies hired by bigger technology companies. Despite two straight years of job creation and salary gains, William T. Archey, president and chief executive of Washington, D.C.-based AeA, warned that trouble lurks. The unemployment rate for computer scientists last year was 2.5 percent, and for electrical engineers it was 1.9 percent. The low rates signal a dramatic worker shortage that will prompt more U.S. companies to open offices abroad. SAN JOSE – California continues to employ far more technology workers, pay higher wages and attract more venture capital than any other state. But the overall U.S. tech sector is also growing at a surprisingly brisk clip – for now. That’s the conclusion of a highly anticipated annual report by AeA, formerly the American Electronics Association, the country’s largest technology trade association. Researchers relied on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, mostly from 2006. According to the 2007 report titled “Cyberstates,” to be released today, the U.S. tech industry employed 5.8 million people last year – up 2.6 percent from 2005. The industry gained nearly 147,000 positions in 2006, compared with 87,400 jobs added in 2005. The strongest subcategory of technology in the 10th annual AeA report was software, which employed more than 1.5 million people and created 88,500 new jobs last year. 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

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GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS U16’S EARN FANTASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP WIN OVER LOCAL RIVALS NAOMH COLUMBA

first_imgKillybegs GAA NotesNo winner of bingo jackpot next week jackpot @ €2650 on 45 numbers. Kilotto no.’s @ 6,9,18,24. No winner. 2 match 3 each winning @ €30 each Trevor McNern & Maire O’Donnell. Next week Jackpot@ €2350Congratulations to Eoghan Ban Gallagher and Hugh McFadden on their victory’s as part of the Donegal minor and senior squad that leads on now to the All-Ireland final.U-16 first leg of championship results.Na cealla beaga 7-10 naomh Columba 0-10. U-13’s won against Ardara.Ardara 1-06 Na Cealla Beaga 3-16.Ladies senior team to play away to Termon, time yet not confirmed.GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS U16’S EARN FANTASTIC CHAMPIONSHIP WIN OVER LOCAL RIVALS NAOMH COLUMBA was last modified: September 3rd, 2014 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:GAAKillybegsNoticesSportlast_img read more

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Settlement OK’d for kids abused under foster care

first_imgThe Los Angeles County Claims Board on Monday recommended a $450,000 settlement for two children who were abused in foster care and rarely visited by social workers. The children, identified as Christian B., 11, and Jessica B., 12, were born suffering from cocaine and alcohol withdrawal and were placed in the Los Angeles home of their paternal aunt under the supervision of dependency court, Assistant County Counsel Roger Granbo wrote in board documents. In October 1995, their aunt notified the Department of Children and Family Services that she was moving to Sacramento County with the children, along with four of their siblings, Granbo wrote. The Sacramento County Department of Health & Human Services, which has also agreed to pay $450,000 to settle the lawsuit, agreed to supervise the children. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week In June 1996, Christian and Jessica were removed from their aunt’s home after a “nightmarish list of abuses” were reported, wrote Los Angeles attorney Andrew Ritholz in the children’s lawsuit. “The aunt resorted to giving up cleaning and feeding the kids, hitting the children into submission until they bled, drugging the children so they would go to sleep and leaving them alone while she ran to Las Vegas,” Ritholz wrote. Due to the allegations, Sacramento County terminated courtesy supervision and the children were placed in a foster home in Los Angeles County, Granbo wrote. The aunt completed parenting classes and in September 1997, despite the refusal of Sacramento County to provide courtesy supervision, the children were returned to their aunt’s care, Granbo wrote. Between January and August of 1998, social workers visited the children, but after August 1998 no further visits occurred, Granbo wrote. In October 2000, Sacramento County substantiated allegations that the children had been reabused by their aunt, Granbo wrote. As a result, the children were returned to Los Angeles, where they have remained in foster care since. Their aunt was arrested and was convicted for endangering the life and health of a child, Granbo wrote. She served two years in prison. The Board of Supervisors will vote Nov. 29 whether to give final approval to the settlement. The county spent $217,654 on attorney’s fees and costs on the case. Troy Anderson, (213) 974-8985 troy.anderson@dailynews.com 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

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DD LOCAL – RAPHOE SAYS GOODBYE TO ROBERT PORTER!

first_imgRAPHOE NOTES Something Special Support Group Information and Awareness Evening As part of Social Inclusion Week the something Special Support Group, WhichSupports the needs of parent/guardians of children with Delayed Communication/ Learning Skill, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Physical Disabilities, are holding an information and awareness evening for families, members of the community, local businesses’ and organizations , in order to develop a deeper understanding of the needs and issues affecting children and families in everyday life. Held on Tuesday 22nd October 2013 at 7.30pm in the Raphoe Family resource Centre, light refreshments will be served. Farewell!The Family Resource Centre would like to bid a sad farewell to Robert Porter after three years with us through Donegal Youth Services CE Project and to Marshall Laird and Patricia Tinney who have left the Centre following the completion of one year through the Tús Programme. Robert, as Youth Worker certainly made a lasting impact on the lives of many children and young people during his time with us. His time with us was indeed a very positive experience and he will be sorely missed.Marshall and Patricia made significant contributions to supporting the work of the Centre over the past twelve months, and we were fortunate to have two very conscientious and hardworking members of staff being part of the team.We wish Robert, Marshall and Patricia every success in whatever direction they take in the future.Best Wishes!The Family Resource Centre would like to extend best wishes to Laura Doran, our Community Development Support Worker and her husband Liam as they look forward to the arrival of a baby in the next few weeks!Welcome!The Family Resource Centre would like to welcome Paul Dean and Kieran Mc Elhinney to the Centre as Newsletter Coordinator and Caretaker. We look forward to working with them both over the next twelve months. Halloween Fancy Dress discoRaphoe family Resource Centre are holding a Halloween Fancy Dress discoOn Friday 25th October from 6.30pm to 8.30pm admission 2 euro per child orCOURSES FOR AUTUMN/WINTER HEALTH AND WELL-BEING THROUGH MINDFULNESS: ‘DEVELOPING RESILIENCE’This programme is designed for those who have completed the Mindfulness programme delivered in Raphoe Family Resource Centre in April/May 2013. The course will be adapted to cater for those who have completed other short courses in mindfulness or who may be beginners. This programme will have a particular focus on ‘resilience’. Resilience in the context of this course is the capacity to withstand life’s stresses and traumatic events. Psychologists have long recognized the capabilities of humans to adapt and overcome risk and adversity. Individuals and communities are able to rebuild their lives even after devastating tragedies. Mindfulness has been shown to be among the most effective skills in building emotional and mental resilience. Over 8 weeks this course will introduce participants to a range of mindfulness skills. This learning will lead to an increase in capacity and confidence in group members. Practice of these skills will lead to life-long benefits. Programme to be delivered by staff of the Peace and Reconciliation Group, Derry. Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. Contact Melanie on (074) 91 45796 or email: raphoefrc@eircom.netTUTOR NEEDEDRaphoe Family Resource Centre are looking for a person that can deliver a course to a crocheting class. If you are available please contact Melanie on 074 9145796CROCHETING CLASSESRaphoe Family Centre are now taking names for beginners Crocheting classes To book a place contact Melanie on 074 9145796COUNSELLING SERVICES:The service which is free and confidential is by appointment only by telephoning 086 3601718.RAPHOE WALKING GROUP:The Raphoe Walking Group meets every Thursday at 10.30am in the Family Resource Centre. Everyone Welcome. This is a brilliant opportunity to get fit (ter) and meet new people in your Community.LITTLE SMILES WITH BIG DREAMSLittle Smile’s is a local parent and toddler group that meets in the Family Resource Centre on Wednesday morning from 10.30 -12 noon. The group is also open to grandparents/ Aunts/Uncles and childminders. This is a great opportunity for pre-school children to meet other children, enjoy messy play, story time and music. Light lunch is provides.AUTUMN SALE & AUCTIONThe Annual Autumn Sale & Auction will be held in Carnone Hall on Wednesday 16th October commencing at 7.30 p.m. Usual stalls and teas available.HARVEST SOCIALIn aid of Raymochey Parish church on Friday 18th October from 9.00 – 1.00 a.m. in Manorcunningham Resource Centre, Music by George Bustard, supper will be served on the night. Tickets €7.50SPRINGBOARD FAMILY SUPPORT PROJECTBOOK A PLACE ON OUR FORTHCOMING PROGRAMMESPARENTS PLUS PROGRAMME0-6 YR OLDS / 6-12YRS OLDSSpringboard Family Support Project are now taken names for two upcoming8 week Parents Plus Programmes –0-6 YR OLDS & 6-12YRS OLDSA practical & positive guide to parenting childrenTopics include: Being a responsive parent, encouraging and supporting children. Promoting children’s language and development. Helping children concentrate and learn Building co- operation in young children, Managing tantrums, misbehaviour and problems.These programmes will be held on Monday mornings from 10.00 am – 12 noonDate for programmes to be confirmedContact Springboard office on 074 9173918Venue: Springboard, Castlegrove, Raphoe(Childcare & Travel can also be provided)Little ExplorersParent & Toddler GroupParent and Toddler Group is an activity which allows Parents / guardians to attend a session which looks at different activities which promotes learning and fun for children aged 0-4 years. Children will avail of a variety of activities which support their physical, social and emotional development as well as promoting their language development.Parent and Toddler also give parent / Guardians the opportunity to socialize and meet up in a warm caring stimulating environment. The activities on offer at Little Explorers are: Arts & Crafts, Physical play, Circle and Rhyme Time & Information sessions for parents. Parents are provided with a healthy snack!!!! The Parent and toddler session runs every Tuesday morning from 11.00am – 12.30pm. Why not come along and have some fun!!!!CHANGE OF TELEPHONE NUMBERSt Vincent de Paul Conference of St Columba Raphoe.Please contact in confidence Tel: 0860696332.Raphoe Boxing ClubOn Tuesday night last at the Ulster Intermediate Championships in the Dockers Club Belfast, Raphoe’s Cruiser-weight puncher Gerard Crawford was paired with William McNally (North Down) In his Semi Final bout, and this contest was to be one of the most expensive bouts of the night as both these power punchers turned in 5 star performances and Gerard can count himself very unlucky to have lost out on a split points decision. On Saturday last Raphoe boxers Codie Lafferty, Laim McMonagle and Owen Kelly were entered in the Donegal Novice Championships in Letterkenny and Codie Lafferty was crowned Girl 1 30kgs champion by means of a walk-over and young Laim McMonagle who is having his first competitive season gave a gutsy display only to lose out to Convoys John Reid in the Boy 1 36kgs final. On Tuesday night Owen Kelly was paired with Gerard O’Brien Finn Valley in the intermediate 75kgs final, and the hammer-handed Raphoe Puncher turned in a power-packed display as he outpointed O’Brien at the close of three very absorbing rounds, and no doubt these two gutsy boxers will meet again in the not to distant future.DD LOCAL – RAPHOE SAYS GOODBYE TO ROBERT PORTER! was last modified: October 11th, 2013 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:Raphoe noteslast_img read more

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YOUR CHANCE TO ADD A NEW STRING TO YOUR BOW WITH DONEGAL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

first_imgPICTURE: With the kind permission of John Soffe (www.johnsoffe.com) Check his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/JohnSoffePhotography),The Donegal Chamber Orchestra is seeking new members for 2014-15.Auditions will take place on Saturday, 8th of March 2013 and are open to classical string players who are prepared to commit to the Donegal Chamber Orchestra’s rehearsal and concert schedule.Auditions are open to the following positions: 5 Violins (Grade 5 RIAM or equivalent or above)2 Violas (Grade 5 RIAM or equivalent or above)Age limit Min. 13 yearsAuditions will take place on Saturday, 8th of March 2014, 1:30pm at the Regional Cultural Centre, Port Road Letterkenny. The Deadline for applications: Thursday, 6th of March 2014. by 12 noon. Candidates are advised of their audition time by phone or by email.For further information / Audition Application Form please contact:Donegal Music Education Partnership Regional Cultural Centre, Port Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal or Email: musiceducation@donegaletb.ie or Phone: 074 9176 293.Or contact: Orsolya Szabó-Yélamo, Violin Resource Tutor, Donegal Music Education Partnership or Email: orsolyaszabo@donegaletb.ie or Tel: 086 8103 968  YOUR CHANCE TO ADD A NEW STRING TO YOUR BOW WITH DONEGAL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA was last modified: February 27th, 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:auditionsdonegal chamber orchestranew memberslast_img read more

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Coláiste Ailigh wins global architecture prize

first_imgA state of the art Donegal secondary school has won an International Architecture Award.Coláiste Ailigh, on the outskirts of Letterkenny, has won a UIA Friendly and Inclusive Spaces Award in the new-building category. Dublin-based McGarry Ní Éanaigh Architects designed the building which was officially opened in 2014.Coláiste AilighThe school has earned the firm other top awards since 2014, including the RIAI Best Educational Building, Best Universal Design – Commended Award and an AAI Award.Coláiste Ailigh at Knocknamona, Letterkenny is built on two levels on an elevated and east-sloping site. The building form responds to the sky and landscape with a vibrant blue colour and sculpted roofscape.Coláiste AilighThe UIA Friendly and Inclusive Spaces Awards were founded to encourage and acknowledge architects who have created exemplary friendly, inclusive and accessible buildings and public spaces.Entries must demonstrate that they have met the highest standards of universal and inclusive design, where the realised designs contribute to the quality of life of all those who may use them. The Medals and Honourable Mentions will be formally presented on the 6th September 2017 at the UIA Award Ceremony in Seoul, Korea, during the 26th UIA Congress of Architecture.Coláiste Ailigh wins global architecture prize was last modified: July 11th, 2017 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:architectureawardsColaiste Ailighlast_img read more

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Five things we learned at Raiders HQ, including Darren Waller’s reaction to extension

first_imgALAMEDA — Less than a year after the Raiders signed Darren Waller off the practice squad of the Baltimore Ravens, they made him one of the highest paid tight ends in the NFL in terms of average salary.“It’s surreal to me,” Waller said Thursday a day after signing a contract extension which will take him through the 2023 season. “Last year I was sitting in that same room signing that contract from Baltimore. It was like, `I just don’t want to mess this up.’ It’s incredible, like a new …last_img
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