New autism support centre launched in Letterkenny

first_imgLetterkenny’s first purpose-built centre has opened to support people with autism and mental health difficulties.Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh TD, officially launched the new APP Training Services centre this month.Advocates for Personal Potential (APP) Training Services provides much-needed services for people aged 18 – 65 with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and mental health difficulties. Minister Joe McHugh TD officially opened the new APP Training Services’ centre in Letterkenny last week.Established in 2004, APP Training Services offers an outreach service to help individuals and their families achieve their personal goals. The APP Training Services team is highly trained and continuously involved in areas of research and development in relation to autism and mental health. The service has grown in recent years and now offers its programmes across Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim.John James and Bridget McBride with their daughters Eymer McGeever and Christine McBride.Speaking at the launch, APP founder and director, John James McBride said: “We started this journey because we wanted to offer individuals and their families a more personalised approach; one that was tailored for – and built around – the individual themselves. Over the past 15 years, our team has been working with members and their families, offering them the impartial advice, guidance and support they need to help them better understand themselves and their needs. We love helping our members do ordinary things in ordinary places through community inclusion and active citizenship.”He added: “We’re extremely proud of our new centre here in Letterkenny. It’s the perfect base for us to build on our work to date and we look forward to helping many more members and their families navigate their own journey towards personal fulfilment.”Kathy Donaghey, Julie Gavigan, Maureen Blaney, Meara Blaney, Charlie Blaney, Natallia McGonigle, Cathryn Patton and Hannah Patton at the launch of APP Training Services’ new centre in Letterkenny.Fiona Doherty, APP Training Services Manager along with Eymer McGeever and Christine McBride.Mr McBride continued: “I’d like to thank Bridget McBride and Fiona Doherty for taking the leap of faith with me all those years ago and for their continued help and guidance. I’d also like to thank our hard-working and dedicated team who work brilliantly with our members and special thanks to Ann Marie Ward, HSE for her support too – she’s always willing to work with us and listen to us. I’d also like to thank Minister Joe McHugh TD for officially launching the new centre and a special thanks to our special guests Eoin Callaghan, APP member and his mum, Karen Callaghan for joining us today”. APP member, Eoin Callahan also gave an emotional speech at the launch, commending the great work of APP Training Services saying, “they looked at my ability and not my disability”.Pictured along with Minister Joe McHugh TD at the opening of APP Training Services’ new centre in Lettekenny are Eoin Callaghan and his mum, Karen.Closing the event, Minister Joe McHugh TD said: “It’s great to hear first-hand the many ways in which APP promotes personal achievement and empowerment, which in turn extends to the family and the community. We take a lot of things for granted and can learn from one another. Well done to John James, Bridget and Fiona and the entire APP team for driving the service and for providing an avenue to help people across the northwest and further afield. It’s clear to see that APP Training Services works for the community from the ground up.”Pictured speaking at the official opening of APP Training Services’ new centre in Letterkenny is Minister Joe McHugh TD.New autism support centre launched in Letterkenny was last modified: May 27th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Appautismletterkennylast_img read more

Concern expressed as vandals spoil clothes bank in Inishowen

first_imgAn Inishowen community group has hit out at dumpers who vandalised a community clothes bank in the area. The Fahan Community Group said bags filled with garden cuttings and household waste had been dumped in the clothes bank at the Fowler Hall in Tooban over the summer – only to be found when the recycling company came to collect.The local group receives a couple of hundred euro each time a full clothes bin is collected. The Heritage group, who use the money to put back into the local community, are currently working on the Fahan graveyard project where work on the restoration of the 7th century Mura’s Cross is continuing.It is understood that those involved left behind identifiable materials, a matter a group spokesperson said would be taken further if they didn’t stop.A spokesperson for the Fahan Community Group said: “We’re are asking the people involved to stop or the matter will be taken further.”Concern expressed as vandals spoil clothes bank in Inishowen was last modified: October 16th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:FahanInishowenlast_img read more

13 days agoWest Ham midfielder Rice: Moyes right with past rollicking

first_imgWest Ham midfielder Rice: Moyes right with past rollickingby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham midfielder Declan Rice says a past rollicking from former manager David Moyes was deserved.Moyes was questioned for pointing the finger at the rookie after his mistake against Arsenal opened the floodgates to a 4-1 defeat in 2018.”You know what, he was right to hammer me,” said Rice. “I ducked for the ball and it’s gone in the back of the net. It was one of my early league starts [his 10th] and he absolutely grilled me in front of the lads.”I just sat there and took it but looking back on it now I think you need those moments, something to make you realise you have to get better. You can’t be thinking after a few games that you’re in.”You are going to get hit with something, and when I made that mistake against Arsenal it was kind of a reality check.”It was tough when Moyesy was grilling me in the dressing room, it hurt. But it was the right thing to do because I needed to be told.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


first_img Facebook Twitter Login/Register With: TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2018 — Toronto Premium Outlets announced an extraordinary line-up of luxury brands for its 140,000 square-foot expansion opening today. The joint venture between Simon and SmartCentres boasts over 500,000 square feet of retail space with more than 130 designer outlets. Shoppers can now enjoy enhanced amenities, elevated food offerings and exciting new brands all in one convenient space. Advertisement Advertisement Gucci, Montblanc, Prada and Zadig et Voltaire join renowned brands such as Burberry, Hugo Boss, Jimmy Choo, Stuart Weitzman, and Ted Baker. Along with the extensive line-up of world-class, luxury brands, notable Canadian retailer, Aritzia, launched its first outlet in North America as part of the expansion. In addition, existing favourites like Under Armour, Rudsak and Jimmy Choo have renovated and/or expanded. The expansion will add over 40 new stores, with the majority opening today for the official launch and more coming before the end of 2018.The Centre’s food mix is also enhanced with the introduction of Toronto Premium Outlets’ first full-service restaurant, Madisons Restaurant and Bar, on the northwest side of the property across from Starbucks.  There will also be new fast casual and grab-and-go offerings including Cultures, Cacao 70, A&W, Real Fruit Bubble Tea and DAVIDsTEA.“We’re thrilled to offer our customers even more amazing retail options with this new expansion,” says Helena Moniz, General Manager, Toronto Premium Outlets.For added convenience, the center’s five-storey parking garage features heated ramps and an innovative system displaying the number and location of available spaces on each level.“We’re always looking to elevate the luxury shopping experience we provide,” Moniz continued, “and with the addition of many new modern amenities that are designed to help make the shopping experience easy, we believe Toronto Premium Outlets delivers the total package.”Toronto Premium Outlets attracts millions of shoppers each year and seven new touch-screen directories have been installed throughout the center to help customers find their favourite stores. Other enhancements include mobile phone charging stations, a second Guest Services Centre, an additional children’s play area and a refreshed food pavilion.About Toronto Premium OutletsToronto Premium Outlets, a joint venture between Simon Property Group and SmartCentres, is one of two Simon Premium Outlets Centres in Canada and a value retail destination in Halton Hills, Ontario. The exceptional brands offering savings up to 65% include: Saks OFF 5th, Burberry, Ted Baker, AllSaints, Rudsak, Michael Kors, kate spade new york, and Under Armour. The Centre is located at Highway 401 and Trafalgar Rd, in Halton Hills, Ontario.About Simon Premium Outlets®The global Simon Premium Outlets portfolio offers exceptional brands at extraordinary savings through a diverse mix of luxury, designer and homeware retailers. Our Simon Premium Outlets in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico and South Korea are some of the most iconic and productive shopping destinations for residents and travelers including Woodbury Common (New York City), Orlando Premium Outlets, Desert Hills (Palm Springs), Las Vegas Premium Outlets and Wrentham Village Premium Outlets (Boston). For more information visit or follow Premium Outlets on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.About SimonSimon is a global leader in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations and an S&P 100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE: SPG). Our properties across North America, Europe and Asia provide community gathering places for millions of people every day and generate billions in annual sales. For more information, visit About SmartCentresSmartCentres is one of Canada’s largest real estate investment trusts with total assets of approximately $9.5 billion. It owns and manages 34 million square feet of retail space in value-oriented, principally Walmart-anchored retail centres, having the strongest national and regional retailers as well as strong neighbourhood merchants. The retail centres continue to experience industry-leading occupancy levels of 98%. In addition, SmartCentres is a joint venture partner in the Premium Outlets locations in Toronto and Montreal with Simon Property Group.SmartCentres is expanding the breadth of its portfolio to include residential (single-family, condominium and rental), retirement homes, office, and self storage, either on its large urban properties such as the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre or as an adjunct to its well-located existing shopping centres. For more information on SmartCentres, visit LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment last_img read more

Class 10 result: Three Gurugram girls achieve 3rd rank in all India category

first_imgGurugram: In Gurugram, the girls again performed better than their male counterparts in the CBSE class 10 results.Among the students who obtained top position in Gurugram, three girls from the city achieved 497 out of 500 and obtained the third position in the All India category. The students who obtained pole positions from the city included Yatee Sukhani and Pia Gupta who are both studying in Amity school in Sector-46 and Mihika Parag Deshpande from the Suncity school. Overall in Haryana state, Divjot Kaur Jaggi of Convent of Jesus and Mary from Ambala Cantt was the topper with 499 marks. Priyanka who is from the same school came second overall with 498 marks. Yatee obtained cent per cent marks in Maths, Science and Sanskrit, 99 in social sciences and 98 n English Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesThose who achieved the same marks as Priyanka included Rohan Batra and Kashvi Jain from Ambala, Stutee Dixit from Faridabad, Sakshi Saxena from Palwal and Drishti Gupta from Panchkula. The high competition among the students can be gauged from the fact that there were 59 students in all who got 497 marks out 500. CBSE had conducted the class 10th examination from February 21 to March 29. A total of 18, 27, 472 candidates were registered for the exam. Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarAccording to an official press release, a total of 40, 296 candidates appeared from 98 exam centres in outside India. Out of them, 20, 077 were male candidates and 20, 219 were female candidates while 197 were candidates with special needs. The highest number of candidates who registered for Class 10, Class 12 exams and overall were from Delhi. According to the statistics released by the board, 5,69,696 candidates had registered for CBSE Class 10 and Class 12 examinations from Delhi. This year maximum female candidates (2,72,271) appeared from Delhi and the maximum male candidates (3,38,613) appeared from Uttar Pradesh (UP).last_img read more

Muslim Brotherhood ‘stole’ Egypt’s revolution: Kerry

first_imgWASHINGTON: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday accused the Muslim Brotherhood of stealing Egypt’s revolution, in some of his toughest comments yet about the party that took power in the nation’s first democratic election.In a speech to a forum on enhancing links between private sector businesses and diplomatic security agencies, Kerry said “the best antidote to extremism is opportunity.”“Those kids in Tahrir Square, they were not motivated by any religion or ideology. “They were motivated by what they saw through this interconnected world, and they wanted a piece of the opportunity and a chance to get an education and have a job and have a future, and not have a corrupt government that deprived them of all of that and more,” the top US diplomat said.“They tweeted their ways and Facetimed their ways and talked to each other, and that’s what drove that revolution.“And then it got stolen by the one single-most organized entity in the state, which was the Brotherhood.”Since Islamist president Mohamed Morsi was ousted by the military in July a year after coming to power, the United States has repeatedly said that he had failed to live up to calls for an inclusive, transparent government.And Kerry in August defended the army’s action to remove Morsi, saying it had moved as a bid at “restoring democracy.”But as the military-led interim government has moved only slowly towards new elections, the US in October suspended a part of its $1.5 billion in annual aid to Egypt.Kerry vowed earlier this month during a brief, surprise visit to Cairo that the United States would work with Egypt’s interim leaders and called on them to press ahead with reforms.last_img read more

Mens Basketball Ohio States seniors pull out win it needed to keep

Ohio State senior point guard C.J. Jackson (3) looks to pass the ball in the first half of the game against Indiana at the Big Ten tournament in Chicago on Mar. 14. Ohio State won 79-74. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorCHICAGO — With a little less than 33 minutes to go in the game, Ohio State appeared to be strolling through its first matchup in the Big Ten tournament.That final 7:10 made the Buckeyes’ victory against Indiana anything but a walk in the park.In a game that showed the highs and lows that Ohio State has endured throughout the season in one 40-minute span, the Buckeyes managed to come out on top with a 79-75 win despite being outscored 32-16 by the Hoosiers in that final 7:10.It is a win that will likely give Ohio State enough to sneak into the NCAA Tournament, and it is mostly thanks to a pair of seniors who weren’t ready to play their final game.Senior guard C.J. Jackson and redshirt senior guard Keyshawn Woods combined for 11 of the team’s 16 final points to keep Ohio State afloat during a barrage from Indiana’s offense, and finished with 35 of the team’s 79 points for the game.In a game that head coach Chris Holtmann called one of the best he’s seen from the redshirt senior guard, Woods said he had something extra to play for. “Definitely one of my better games as a Buckeye,” Woods said, “and I definitely wanted to play tomorrow.”The pair of seniors did find help from sophomore forward Kaleb Wesson, whose impact following a three-game suspension was immediately felt on both ends, with 17 points and a career-high 13 rebounds.But down the stretch, Holtmann went to the players he knew wanted to win the most. He especially relied on his 23-year old fifth-year guard.“[Woods] was tremendous. I thought he was tremendous in every way,” Holtmann said. “I thought he’s looked, since the 10-minute mark of the Wisconsin game, like a guy that wasn’t ready to see his career over any time soon. And that’s what you hope in seniors.”Ohio State had the defensive strategy it needed to make this game a blowout: forcing Indiana, the worst 3-point shooting team in the Big Ten, to 27 shots from deep, tying a season high.It was playing like a team that is worthy of making the NCAA Tournament. But then, up 20, it all nearly collapsed in the blink of an eye.The Buckeyes were still forcing deep shots, except the Hoosiers started making them. Indiana hit its final six 3-pointers down the stretch and 13 of its final 17 shots overall.While Ohio State held on for dear life on the defensive end in the midst of 13-0 and 7-0 runs that each occured down the stretch, it was Jackson who hit a 3 to end the first run, and Woods who hit a layup to end the second.The big shots didn’t stop there. With Indiana within single digits, Jackson inbounded a pass to Woods with two seconds on the shot clock. Woods hit the jumper with the shot clock expiring to bring Ohio State’s lead back to 10.Woods ended the night with 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists on 9-of-13 shooting, the most he has scored in a game since Nov. 15 against Creighton. Jackson finished with 17 points, 15 of which came in the second half, five rebounds and five assists.The pair has not combined for that many points in any game this season.For Jackson, if the Buckeyes, with a matchup against top-seeded Michigan State and beyond still left to boost their resume, does make it back to the NCAA Tournament, it will be his second time there.But for Woods, it could be his first legitimate opportunity, after losing in an NCAA Tournament play-in game to Kansas State during his time at Wake Forest.Still, the redshirt senior guard is far from satisfied, knowing what it means if Ohio State can pull off an upset against the Spartans.“I hope we’re in,” Woods said. “But if we win tomorrow, I feel like we’re definitely in, we just gotta keep it going.”Both seniors may not have had the seasons they wanted. Jackson’s points per game and shooting percentage have declined from a season ago, and Woods is averaging the fewest points per game in his collegiate career.But for both players, they knew this could have been their final game with a loss to Indiana.For both players, it was that added motivation that could punch their ticket come Selection Sunday. read more

Mihajlovic sues Sporting Lisbon

first_imgFormer Sporting CP manager Sinisa Mihajlovic is suing the club after he was sacked nine days after taking the job.According to Football Italia, now former Fiorentina, Bologna, Milan and Torino boss Mihajlovic is suing Sporting CP at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).“I had accepted the job with great enthusiasm, even more than usual because it meant going abroad in a prestigious league that was new to me,” Mihajlovic told La Gazzetta Dello Sport.“Precisely because it was so new to me, I made sure to get all the necessary background information and precautions during the negotiations. I never expected to be not on the bench in August, but in a tribunal trying to defend myself after my rights have been trampled on.“It was a long negotiation with the ex-President De Carvalho, as we decided on the transfer strategy, including different alternatives for the players who were trying to tear up their contracts.Bruno Fernandes, Sporting CP, Sporting Lisbon,Tottenham did not have the credentials to buy Fernandes George Patchias – September 5, 2019 Sporting president Varandas says Tottenham did not have the credentials to fulfill the bid for Bruno FernandesIn an interview with Sporting Lisbons president Frederico…“I can confirm that I was sacked without just cause by Sporting CP just a few days before the start of the contract that would’ve tied me to the club for three seasons.“In the middle of June, I went to Lisbon to negotiate with the Sporting directors for my personal terms and those of my staff. On June 18, we signed a three-year contract that was due to start on July 1.“A few days later, President Bruno de Carvalho was removed from his post by the Board of Directors and on June 27 the club annulled my contract, claiming I had not passed the trial period set in the Portuguese rules for contracts.“However, they cannot say that because at that moment the contract hadn’t even started yet and I was still on vacation in Sardinia…“In 30 years of my career, as player and then Coach, I’ve never seen anything like it. I will have my rights respected, that you can count on.”last_img read more

Neville believes United should focus on next years UCL

first_imgAccording to the Red Devils legend, the team should make sure they finish top four in the English Premier League.Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are playing right now in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.And speaking just a few minutes before the match, Red Devils legend Gary Neville believes his former club should be thinking about next year’s competition.“I’m not being disrespectful here to Manchester United or the competition but United have far bigger priorities than the Champions League,” he told Sky Sports.“This feels tonight as a bit of a free hit as there is no pressure on them.”“The big thing for Man United is finishing in the top four and potentially winning the FA Cup would be an incredible achievement,” he explained.“I don’t think they are good enough to win the Champions League irrespective of what has happened in the last few weeks.“I think if they could beat PSG that would be an incredible performance but if they face some of the top teams in the competition such as Barcelona or Juventus or Liverpool or City I think they struggle when they get to those sort of matches,” Neville added.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“So from that point of view, it is a bit of a free hit for Ole.”“This is one of the biggest games that Manchester United have had in the last few seasons and it feels like being around the city today these fans want this, they are desperate for it but they know they are not quite ready,” the legendary footballer said.“The priority is to make the top four and the Champions League can wait for a year or two. ”We’re level at the break.Follow the match in the #MUFC Official App:— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 12, 2019last_img read more