The Letterkenny-Milford council is being urged to fund Children at Play Signs at all local playgrounds in the district.The call came from Cllr John O’Donnell at this month’s local authority meeting, who said that the council should ramp up efforts to contribute the signs to the parks, many of which were funded by local community groups.Cllr O’Donnell said that two signs at each playground would help make motorists slow down and would keep children safe. He said he was disappointed with the response he received from the executive saying that they would not be in a position to deliver the signs until a funding source comes available.The MD Mayor is asking the local authority to be more proactive on the issue:“All I’m asking is for the council to step up to the mark and give us two signs. To give a little back to the local community.”Council urged to deliver ‘Children at Play’ signs to playgrounds was last modified: November 13th, 2019 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)
The Out The Box Festival of Puppetry and Visual Performance is a visual feast of drama and dance, workshops, talks, exhibitions and films for adults and children alike. If you’re in Cape Town, you’ve still got until Sunday 28 March to catch some of the action at the Baxter Theatre Centre, the UCT Hiddingh campus in Gardens, and the Labia Cinema on Orange Street.Click arrow to play video.Published on SouthAfrica.info on 25 March 2010.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Rain fell at a slower clip last week compared to historical records for most areas across the State, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 3.3 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending June 9. Temperatures were close to historic normals for the State which helped dry out saturated fields. Corn and soybean planting progress increased quickly as eager operators got into the fields but progress still lagged well behind the 5-year averages. Wheat headed progress moved to 81 percent and there were reports of increased wheat scab pressure. Fungicide treatments were applied aerially due to saturated fields. Pastures were in mostly fair to good condition although hay quality was reportedly lower in some areas because of extreme moisture. Oats headed progress moved to 9 percent, lagging behind the 5- year average. Nationally, corn is 83% planted and soybeans are 60% planted.Read the full report here. read more
Chezka Centeno and Rubilen Amit of the Philippines celebrate after winning gold and silver medals, respectively, in the women’s 9-ball singles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games billiards competition Sunday at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLKUALA LUMPUR — Roommates here and close friends back home, Rubilen Amit and Chezka Centeno vowed that they never, ever, talked about their duel in the final.“We talked about many things, including the Mayweather-McGregor fight, but no, we didn’t talk about the final match,” said the soft-spoken Centeno in Filipino.ADVERTISEMENT “I was rooting for McGregor, but he lost,” added the back-to-back SEA Games champion from Zamboanga City.On the pool table Sunday afternoon, she was the winner. But not before a big fright.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I thought I lost the gold when she also went on a hill. I didn’t expect it to turn out that way,” said Centeno, who edged Amit, 7-6.READ: Centeno wins gold, Amit settles for silver anew in women’s 9-ball MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Read Next LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses She went on to become part of the national team, winning gold medal in the 2015 Shanghai Open.Her career reached another peak when she beat Amit for the gold in the Singapore SEA Games two years ago. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games She said she has learned a lot from the two-time World 10-ball champion.“Champ (Amit) is a great player,” said said. “I learned a lot from her. Like her safety shots.”Fortunately for Centeno, Amit didn’t play safe in the 13th rack and gave away a clear table en route to the gold.READ: ‘Disappointed’ Amit says Centeno deserves the goldThe 18-year-old Centeno came in the spotlight when as an 11-year-old she competed in the Philippine National Games in Dumaguete in 2010.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Takahashi gives PH its 2nd gold in judo, shocks Thai champ UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments read more
The Bolts, however, had other plans and hammered out a 104-96 comeback win.“All of us want something to prove; we can’t call this overachieving if we played just the quarterfinals,” said a dejected Allein Maliksi Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “Of course you want to win the championship. So, I think there’s a reason why we were put in this situation.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s that we have to learn from this and apply whatever we need to do next conference, next season.”Blackwater started its failed upset bid with a 92-91 escape in the first game to force the do-or-die game. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Gervacio joins Foton, ends feud with Suzara Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Blackwater’s Henry Walker gestures after a play against Meralco. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonBlackwater was 12 minutes away from history.A no. 8 team with a twice-to-win disadvantage was on the verge of forcing top seeded Meralco into submission and advancing to the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals against Star.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH View comments read more
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea striker Abraham credits coach Edwards for stunning formby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Tammy Abraham credits coach Joe Edwards for his stunning form this season.Abraham is loving the experience of playing alongside some of his peers whom he grew up alongside at the academy, not to mention working under coaches who have guided him every step of the way.”It’s always been the thing that there are people who have faith in the Academy, for a long time now,” he tells Chelsea Magazine. “We’ve had great players come and go, but there is no better time for the likes of me, Mason, Fikayo and the others to be at Chelsea, with such a good manager, who believes in young talent and has worked with us as well.”This season, I’ve joined the first team at the same time that Joe [Edwards] has moved onto the coaching team and I’ve worked with him from a really young age. I think I was in the first group he coached, actually, so he has a lot of stories about me!”Joe’s been a huge part of my growth at the club. I have to give credit to the others who have coached me as well, but he was my first coach at Chelsea and my manager in the Under-18s, so we had that journey together. He told me when I was wrong, he pushed me to the max and I will always respect him for that. Now, I’m here in the first team with him as well, and playing for Frank Lampard.” read more
Chelsea youngster Guehi: Christensen, Azpilicueta always helpingby Ansser Sadiq7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea youngster Marc Guehi admits that he is learning a lot with his club side.The 19-year-old has gotten his first taste of the Blues first team, along with an England under-21 opportunity.While he spoke about a range of issues, Guehi highlighted the way senior players such as Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta are helping him settle with the first team during training.”I learned so much today in the Under-21s,” Guehi told Goal.”All experience is good experience, especially games for your country. I’ll take it back to spur me on to push into the first-team. Hopefully I’ll get a few more first-team games at Chelsea and carry on pushing. I want to improve as a player.”If the manager (Frank Lampard) gives me the chance then I’ll be grateful but if he doesn’t I’ll have to keep my head down and keep working hard. I’m learning from some great players – and the manager – at Chelsea, so everything is going really well.”All the players have been helping me, especially the defenders. Even someone like Fikayo Tomori who’s a young lad coming through, but we have seen how well he is doing. [It’s the same with] players like Andreas Christensen. “We have leaders like Cesar Azpilicueta as well, who have been there for a long time, so you can learn off players like that. It’s been a good start but I hope to achieve more. Let’s see what the future holds.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say read more
2016 will bring just another challenging schedule for Coach Saban and his team to navigate. Nick Saban just does not rest. One day after winning his fourth national championship in seven seasons, the Alabama head coach was on the horn recruiting. Five-star linebacker Lyndell “Mack” Wilson tweeted that he received a call from Saban on Tuesday. When Coach Saban gives you a phone call the day after he win the BCS National Championship . #ExtremelyBlessed #RollTide— Feb The Month (@Iam__MW3) January 12, 2016The No. 1 outside linebacker in the 2016 class, Wilson is considered to be an Alabama lean, so this little phone call could go a long way.
Opposition Spokesperson on Finance, Audley Shaw, has given his party’s full support of the Government’s plan to establish agro parks, which are aimed at moving the country towards food security.“We fully support this concept. We believe in a value-added approach to agriculture, where farmers’ output can become agro processors’ input with branded products such as sauces and spices,” Mr. Shaw said.He was making his contribution to the 2013/2014 Budget Debate on Tuesday, April 23, in the House of Representatives.Mr. Shaw noted that the development of the agro parks is critical to sustainable agriculture, while adding that the Opposition “supports the farmers and agro-processors of Jamaica”. Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. the Hon. Peter Phillips, in opening the Budget Debate on April 18, informed that approximately $1.1 billion is expected to flow to farmers, this fiscal year, as a result of activities on the first five of nine proposed agro parks to be established across the island.This will result in direct employment for 1,500 persons, with an additional 2,500 receiving part time jobs.Work has started at Amity Hall in St. Catherine and Ebony Park in Clarendon, while lands at Plantain Garden River in St. Thomas are being prepared for onion production.Dr. Phillips informed that before the end of the fiscal year, work will begin on an additional two parks located at Meylersfield in Westmoreland, and Ettingdon in Trelawny.The nine agro parks, which are to be implemented over the next three years at a cost of US$8 million, will assist in the creation of employment, increase agricultural output, reduce the national food import bill, and stimulate food exports.The project is being funded in part by the European Union, with the Agro Investment Corporation and the National Irrigation Commission providing infrastructure development and irrigation facilities, respectively.Among the crops being contemplated for production include some 1,700 acres of sorghum to reduce grain imports for animal feed, which is currently underway.Additionally, some 689 acres of onions will be planted shortly, reducing the import bill for onions by about 45 per cent, while 550 acres of vegetables, legumes, condiments and tubers will be cultivated.By Latonya Linton, JIS Reporter read more
I love sports, and I always have. They have been there for me through the good and bad. No matter what, I could count on turning on ESPN or ABC and wasting hours. Even at our lowest, they give us hope. Sept. 11, 2001, was no exception. The terrorist attacks halted the nation. Many were gripped with fear and uncertainty. The healing needed to start somewhere. For many, it was on the field. I will never forget what I saw when play resumed. Whether it was on the collegiate or professional level, the stadiums and arenas brought about comfort for many. Players greeted New York police officers, firemen and military personnel. Teams wore flags on uniforms; there were flyovers at stadiums and tears in the eyes of all. It seemed almost like the coaches and athletes said to those affected, “You are doing all that you can; now let us do what we can.” The New York Yankees went to the World Series, and many rooted for them. Even those of us who hate the Yankees wanted to see New York rebound in the best way. Even so, the Yankees lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks. The New England Patriots won the Super Bowl in January, but we are not going into all the conspiracy theories because that would take too long. We cannot forget the halftime show, with the names of those who died in the attacks cascading down a large banner while U2 performed. A flag that was at Ground Zero was even brought out for the national anthem. Fast-forward to now. With the NFL lockout drama, the possibility of a lockout in the NBA and the Ohio State scandal, sports fans think all is hopeless. Then, the Sunday evening speech from President Barack Obama came. Osama bin Laden is dead. Suddenly, we forget about the arguing, the bickering between players and owners. Suddenly, we remember all that happened 10 years ago. Sports were there for us then; they must be there for us now. For those fighting, there is still a long, hard road ahead. The threat of terrorism is still there, and we still have friends and family members in harm’s way. Many people reading this right now can think of a loved one serving somewhere in the Middle East. Now, sports must do it again. They must bring us together, fix things and help us move on. Regardless of what the labor or contract arguments are, sports must uphold their end. And this is not only about the leagues continuing to play. It is about the United Service Organization tours, where many who are deployed do not get to watch their favorite teams often, and hope to spend just a few minutes with their favorite coaches and players. It is about the flyovers, the national anthem and the notion that we are all taught when growing up: Never quit. Everyone fights. No one quits. It’s happening on the fields of war, and it must continue to happen on the fields of play. read more