GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE YOUNG MEMBERS ENJOY CROKER TRIP

first_imgNAOMH MUIRE GAA CLUB NEWS: What a great day out on Saturday in Croke park. Alas the result didn’t go our way but the children had a great time. Thanks to all the Adults who traveled on the buses and to all who helped organise this wonderful trip.Club Senior football is now back on the agenda and there are three big games in the Banks in the coming weeks. Next weekend sees Fanad Gaels visit in league action. This is an important league match as well as a good stiff run in to the Championship. The following two weekends sees the visits of Termon and Killybegs in that order in the Senior championship. This is a very exciting few weeks of action and as usual it’s important to get a big support for these crucial games. Having two Senior championship matches in the Banks is special and no doubt the squad will be working hard in the coming weeks and giving it their very best.Under 21Championship: Dungloe 0-14 Naomh Muire 0-07. Played on Sunday evening, the first half was very evenly matched with sides swapping the lead before going in at half time at 0-07 each.Playing with the hill and slight breeze in the second half Dungloe hit some mighty points and ran out deserving winners. The game was played in front of a good attendance and we wish Dungloe all the best in the next round. Clg Naomh Muire Íochtar na Rosann/Lower Rosses Lotto 5th AugustJackpot €1400. Numbers drawn;- 12-14-18-19.No Jackpot Winner. 1 Match 3: Paul Boyle, Loch an Iúir.Next Weeks Jackpot is €1460.GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE YOUNG MEMBERS ENJOY CROKER TRIP was last modified: August 10th, 2015 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:GAA clubNAOMH MUIREnewslast_img read more

VOODOO VENUE WEEKEND PICTURE SPECIAL: HAVE YOU JUST WON FREE VIP ENTRY WITH CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION

first_imgWhat another brilliant weekend club revellers had at Donegal’s No.1 nightspot Voodoo Venue.Huge crowds descended on the venue on both Friday and Saturday night.The innovative management at Voodoo are always seeking to ensure every weekend in the club is a memorable one for its loyal customers. Their desire to always meet and exceed customer expectations ensure it remains the No.1 clubbing venue in the North-West.Every week in conjunction with Donegal Daily, Voodoo Venue run a picture special competition on the site.If your face is circled in the picture special above, then you’ve just won FREE Champagne and FREE VIP entry for four.Contact Voodoo via Facebook and claim your prize now. 🙂 Make sure and check out their Facebook page below for details of their brilliant student night HIJACKED TUESDAYS.https://www.facebook.com/VOOD00venueletterkennyVOODOO VENUE WEEKEND PICTURE SPECIAL: HAVE YOU JUST WON FREE VIP ENTRY WITH CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION was last modified: December 15th, 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewsVoodoo Venuelast_img read more

Joe Pavelski’s injury raises concerns for Sharks as playoffs loom

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN JOSE — Enter Evander Kane. Exit Joe Pavelski.After making due without Kane and Erik Karlsson for seven games, the Sharks will now need to figure out a way to make ends meet without a two-time Norris Trophy winner and their captain. Joe Pavelski missed just his second game in eight years on Monday, sitting out the Sharks game against the Vegas Golden Knights at SAP Center with a lower-body injury.Pavelski appeared …last_img read more

African films feature in Dubai

first_imgA disturbing film, Of Good Report is a neo-noir outing from South African director Jahmil XT Qubeka, depicting the dark side of a rural township. A lavish screen adaptation by Biyi Bandele of the Orange Prize-winning novel Half of a Yellow Sun by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie reveals a story that spans a generation of Nigerian history through the tumultuous late 1960s, when the country was caught in civil war.(Images: Dubai International FilmFestival)MEDIA CONTACTS• Rachel Lewis Assistant Account ExecutiveEdelman Middle East+971 50 611 8369Melissa Jane CookTwo African films – one of which is from South Africa – have been selected for the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), to be included in the AsiaAfrica out of competition programming segment line-up. The line-up highlights this year’s most dynamic, visionary and critically acclaimed cinema from Asia and Africa.It is anticipated that the programme will allow audiences to discover new cinematic voices, and reacquaint themselves with some of the most celebrated contemporary filmmakers from the two diverse regions. The films will offer tales of hardship, love, and the struggle for freedom.The director of the AsiaAfrica programme, Nashen Moodley, says the films selected for this year’s AsiaAfrica programme “will enthral audiences with their gripping storylines, brave and poignant themes, and moving performances. This segment is about providing access to a truly global box office, uniting DIFF audiences with film lovers around the world in their experience of these wonderful stories.”African filmsA disturbing film, Of Good Report is a neo-noir outing from South African director Jahmil XT Qubeka, depicting the dark side of a rural township. An unassuming teacher arrives at the local school; despite his excellent references and innocent demeanour, he promptly starts an affair with one of his students. It leads to horrendous consequences.The film was banned by the South African Film and Publication Board as “child pornography” in July. But the censorship appeals tribunal then lifted the ban after a challenge by the organisers of the Durban International Film Festival where it was meant to be the opening feature. It had hinged on a sex scene between the schoolteacher and a pupil. It was finally shown on the last day of the festival.In the second African film to be screened in the segment, actors Thandie Newton (Crash) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) shine in a lavish screen adaptation by Biyi Bandele of the Orange Prize-winning novel Half of a Yellow Sun by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. The story spans a generation of Nigerian history through the tumultuous late 1960s, when the country was caught in civil war. Through the historical looking glass, two fiercely intelligent sisters battle for love and independence in a patriarchal society in the throes of ethnic strife.South African programmeThere are several other South African films at the festival, including:● Durban Poison – acclaimed writer and director Andrew Worsdale returns to the big screen with this noir romance set among the marginalised white underclass.● Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – a celebration of Nelson Mandela’s extraordinary journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his election as president of South Africa, in the country’s first democratic vote. Epic in scale, the film features stunning performances by Idris Elba and Naomie Harris.● Minesh – Minesh runs away from home after witnessing his parents quarrel. The young boy soon finds himself among street children, who while away the time by sniffing inhalants. Forced to try the intoxicating substances, Minesh is lost in hallucinations. When he wakes up, all he knows is that he must return home.● The Devil’s Lair – set in a world where conflicting forces struggle to regulate the illicit drug market in Cape Town, infamous for one of the highest murder rates in the world.Moodley has been instrumental in bringing diverse films from the vast regions of Africa and Asia to Dubai. “There has been incredible growth within the festival,” he says. “[It] came about on the festival circuit with quite a splash. It’s been wonderful to see how the audience has grown over the 10 years, and also how the festival has come into its own in terms of the various projects that it has been working on. It has made it a really great place for people to come, for the industry to come. Whether you’re showing a film there or looking for films to acquire or looking for funding for an Arab film, there are so many partnerships and activities at the festival now that I think it all works very well together.”Academy partnershipDIFF, which runs from 6 to 14 December, is celebrating its 10th birthday this year. It has upped its profile this year via a new partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the American group, based in Hollywood that is dedicated to the advancement of film arts and sciences. A delegation from the academy, including former president Sid Ganis and directors Ava DuVernay and Shekhar Kapur, will attend DIFF.First held in 2004, DIFF is the oldest, as well as the biggest, festival of its kind in an Arab country. “Dubai audiences will be able to enjoy a broad selection of the best of world cinema this year, both very established directors as well as some exciting new talents. As the programme takes shape, we are really happy with the great films we’ve secured and I think the audience is in for a treat,” Moodley maintains.Some of the selections are already getting an Oscar buzz. “I’m very confident that many of the DIFF films will feature prominently in the awards season.”The vision of DIFF is made clear in its motto – “bridging cultures, meeting minds” – which refers to the diversity showcased at the festival. This is also one of its big draws. According to organisers, this is one of the most prestigious and hotly anticipated events on Dubai’s calendar and brings fame and film to residents while entertaining and educating the public through the art of film.Film buffs from around the world attend, and this year’s red carpet guests include actors Martin Sheen, Cate Blanchett, Zac Efron, Mark Ruffalo, Jim Sheridan, Rooney Mara and Andy Serkis. There are also whispers that Christian Bale and Casey Affleck who may join in. The festival will screen films in four different locations: the Mall of the Emirates cinemas, the Madinat Jumeirah theatre and arena, as well as the free outdoor screenings at Burj Park, also known as the Screen on the Green.There will be panel discussions that will include a session presenting an overview of the Academy and master classes for filmmakers.last_img read more

Jamaica to Benefit from US $4-Million Safety and Security in Schools Project

first_img The initiative, targeted at youth between the ages of 10 and 29 years, including 981 primary and secondary schools, and 50 communities, was launched during a breakfast meeting at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston on Wednesday (October 4). Story Highlights “The objective… is to implement the necessary measures to transform schools and their immediate surroundings into safe zones through a multilayered, multisectoral approach utilising communities, parents, public and private partnerships in an effort to ensure a quality education system and to raise the bar to benefit all learners. Jamaica is to benefit from a US$4-million Improved Safety and Security in Schools Project aimed at reducing the crime level among the nation’s youth.The initiative, targeted at youth between the ages of 10 and 29 years, including 981 primary and secondary schools, and 50 communities, was launched during a breakfast meeting at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston on Wednesday (October 4).It involves collaboration among the Minister of Education, Youth and Information, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Education Trust (NET).The project will be undertaken over two years with US$3 million in funding from USAID and $1 million from the Government of Jamaica.The specific objectives of the Improved Safety and Security in Schools Project include reducing violence and critical incidents among youth; reducing antisocial behaviour among youth; engaging more parents and communities in the behaviour change process; providing co-curricular activities that will engage students and assist them with developing better social and life skills; conducting data collection and analysis, along with monitoring and evaluating activities, which will continue to inform decision makers on the management of crime and violence, particularly among youth; and building capacity in the Education Ministry and its agencies.At the launch held during a breakfast meeting at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston on Wednesday (October 4), Education Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, said education is one of the best ways to reduce crime in Jamaica.He said research shows that increasing enrolment in secondary school reduces the risk of war. “Education fosters peace,” he noted.Senator Reid said that not only will the project have a ripple effect on crime at the national level, but is a major investment in Jamaica’s education system.“We are here, because we believe in the liberating force of education. Education is the safest investment. When you invest in education, you breathe life into people. Education opens up a world of possibilities. Its importance to human development cannot and can never be disputed,” he added.Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, United States Embassy in Jamaica, Maura Barry-Boyle, noted that the project is part of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative aimed at strengthening regional cooperation on citizen security and combating the flow of illicit narcotics and other transnational crimes that threaten regional security.She noted that the Safety and Security in Schools Project will serve to make inroads into crime and violence at the micro level.“The objective… is to implement the necessary measures to transform schools and their immediate surroundings into safe zones through a multilayered, multisectoral approach utilising communities, parents, public and private partnerships in an effort to ensure a quality education system and to raise the bar to benefit all learners.“We all know that education is the basis for everything that comes later in life. The school is a home away from home that can inspire, encourage and invigorate students. Education is what grows our communities. It brings children and parents alike together with a common goal and purpose,” she pointed out.NET Managing Director, Marcia Phillips Dawkins, in her remarks said the entity “is proud to advance the partnership for continued support from the people of America through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative to the people of Jamaica in a most crucial area of our country, the safety and security of our youth”. Jamaica is to benefit from a US$4-million Improved Safety and Security in Schools Project aimed at reducing the crime level among the nation’s youth. last_img read more