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Auckland gears up for Lions v Blues clash

first_imgPhoto: Photosport NZ Lions supporters at Saturday’s match against the Barbarians Auckland Transport is putting on extra buses and trains for the match, but it’s warning there could be delays.Kick-off is just after 7.30pm and gates open two hours before that, coinciding with the evening rush hour.Auckland Transport said people should consider catching the train to Kingsland early, and grab a drink or something to eat.For those heading home from work, there could be some delays on the roads and on public transport, because of the extra people travelling.Meanwhile, Eden Park said people should allow extra time when they arrive because security will be tight.It said there would be extra checks and it would take longer than for a normal rugby game. All bags would also be searched.While there were fears the Lions tour would put a squeeze on accommodation in Auckland, there were still hotel rooms available and places to stay on Air BnB tonight.The Ellerslie Racecourse would also be open for fans with campervans.But Greymouth man Adam Gilshnan, who set up a Facebook page to connect fans with families willing to billet them, said there were still people looking for a bed.”Pretty much every time an Aucklander posts what they’ve got in the way of accommodation, there’s a Lions fan – sometimes two or three – saying ‘is this offer still open?’ So I know the Lions fans are still looking for them. Some Lions fans are posting themselves saying, ‘Hey can anyone help out?’ and Aucklanders are just clicking on there and touching base with them,” he said.A Metservice communications meteorologist said the weather forecast for tonight’s game wasn’t looking too bad, and recommended supporters bring a decent jacket and prepare for a possible shower.Some tickets for the match are still availablelast_img read more

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Present evidence of “good life”- PPP to Govt

first_imgBudget debates– as Opposition slams APNU/AFC for “tasteless” budgetThe first day of debates on budget 2019 featured several tumultuous exchanges, with the Parliamentary Opposition making strong calls for the Government side to lay over evidence of the “good life” it has been providing to areas like the hinterland region.In her presentation, Opposition Parliamentarian Yvonne Pearson questioned the perceived lack of development in the hinterland, as well as the lack of progress in Amerindian land titling. She reminded Indigenous People’s Minister Sydney Allicock of previous promises that he would look at land titling through “Indigenous eyes.”“I wish to remind the honourable Minister Allicock, who failed to deliver within threeOpposition Parliamentarian Yvonne Pearsonyears the Amerindian Land Titling project, I wish to remind you of the 29 April 1999, when we were all gathered, you said the Government should look at Amerindian land issues with Indigenous eyes, and not political eyes.“These were things that were said, and I wish to remind the minister and to ask him which eyes (is) he looking at Amerindian land issues with?! Is it the political eye or the Indigenous eye, because I read recently that he is now eyeing a four-year extension! (One) can eye many things, but what will become a reality?”The Amerindian Land Titling Project, which commenced in 2013, sought to enable the Indigenous peoples to secure their lands and natural resources with a view towards sustainable social and economic development.It is expected that titling and demarcation will strengthen land tenure security and the expansion of the asset base of Amerindians, thus enabling improved, long-term planning for their future development.A total of 68 Indigenous villages were targeted (land titling/demarcation and extensions) across the hinterland, with 20 demarcations and 18 titles completed in villages to date.Meanwhile, Pearson also lambasted the Government side for making a mockery of social cohesion. She referenced the controversial remarks made by Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence, in which she declared her preference for giving jobs to fellow party members, and noted that such remarks are not what are expected from social cohesion.She called out Social Cohesion Minister Dr George Norton, noting that his efforts at bringing the nation together must start on the Government side. Her mention of Lawrence’s statement touched off heckling from the Government side, as they closed ranks in support of their colleague.Her criticisms were supported by Opposition Parliamentarian Nigel Dharamlall, who pointed to the palpable decline of traditional sectors, like gold. It was only days ago that Finance Minister Winston Jordan announced that 2018 saw a drop in gold declarations from small and medium scale miners, affecting the overall production figures.“Everywhere you go, every single miner you come into contact with cry out that their roads are not repaired, their bills cannot be paid,” Dharamlall said. “Their equipment cannot be repaired, and their machinery cannot be maintained.“The oil sector is now before us. We are 12 months before our first drop of oil is produced. Exxon only today announced that we now have 5 billion barrels of oil. To date, Guyana does not have a local content policy. How will the country benefit? To date, there is no sustainability plan for how oil revenues will be used to develop our country. Today, we are unprepared to even audit the (cost oil).”The specific criticisms of these two MPs went largely unanswered by the Government side, as Junior Ministers of Communities and Public Health, Valarie Patterson-Yearwood and Dr Karen Cummings respectively, concentrated on delivering their respective sector performance from prepared speeches.Government Parliamentarian John Adams praised allocations in the budget for works in Region Three, his geographical constituency. He lauded coalition measures like the David G bus service. According to the MP, this service can reach all school children. He even went further to say that if children aren’t on the bus, it’s because they don’t want to be on the bus.Government Member of Parliament Michael Carrington meanwhile argued that the 2019 budget meant improvement in living standards for Guyanese, as well as infrastructural development.“This 2019 budget lays the foundation for the take-off in big-ticket infrastructure projects. We are laying the basis for proper housing, quality healthcare, improved education standards, better security; and, above all, a cleaner image of Guyana in all respects,” the MP said.last_img read more

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Flyers win games 1&2 in Prince George

first_imgClayton Pool earned both wins for Fort St. John, playing all 120 minutes between the pipes. By Energeticcity.ca staff On Friday night, the Flyers took a 7-1 victory, led by a pair of goals from new recruit Mike Hofstrand. Also scoring were Tyler Brough, Arlo Hadland, Paul Wiens, Gerard Dicaire, and Andrew Derton.  The teams meet again on Sunday evening at 5 p.m., before the Flyers return to Fort St. John.  The Senior Flyers posted wins in the first two games of their three-game exhibition series this weekend in Prince George.center_img On Saturday, the Senior Mohawks found a little more offense, but still ended up suffering an 8-5 defeat. Both Rod Stevens and Chris Stevens found the back of the net on Saturday, while Andrew Derton, Gerard Dicaire, Jeff Shipton, and Kimbi Daniels also scored. *** Correction – goals on Saturday were scored by Andrew Derton, Rod Stevens (4), Kimbi Daniels, Jeff Shipton, and Chris Stevens.  Sorry.  I couldn’t read the game sheet.  -JZ – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Arsenal offer Sh6.3bn for Aubameyang

first_imgArsenal are reportedly on the verge of selling Chile striker Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United.Dortmund will not accept less than 60 million euros for Gabon hot-shot Aubameyang, who is under contract with Borussia until 2021, reports say.Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke confirmed to SID, an AFP subsidiary, that there has now been contact with Arsenal, but said reports of a possible fee are “speculation” and “the first contact has not been about money”.Aubameyang was dropped for Dortmund’s draws with Wolfsburg last Sunday and at Hertha Berlin on Friday after failing to attend a team meeting, and the club say he has lacked “focus” in training.His father, also his agent, was said to be in London this week to try to push through a transfer to Arsenal.Aubameyang trained hard alongside Dortmund’s reserves for an hour on Saturday.His tempo was noticeably higher than it had been having been dropped by Stoeger for Friday’s draw after the head coach thought the striker had been distracted in the final session before the Bundesliga match in Berlin.On Friday, while his club was drawing in Berlin, Aubameyang played a kick-about game indoors with his friends in Dortmund.German daily Bild report that he wore a Dortmund shirt bearing the name of Ousmane Dembele, who transferred to Barcelona in August after going on strike to force the German club to sell him for 105 million euros.Before the draw in Berlin, Dortmund’s director of sport Michael Zorc said Aubameyang was still in the club’s future plans, providing he changed his behaviour.“There’s a way back into the team for him, but professionalism is part of that, which includes saying you’ve made a mistake in one situation or another,” added Zorc.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal have reportedly had a first offer of 50 million euros ($61.1 million) for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rejected by his German club Borussia Dortmund, according to Kicker magazine © AFP/File / PATRIK STOLLARZBERLIN, Germany, Jan 20 – Arsenal have reportedly had a first offer of Sh6.3bn (50 million euros) for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rejected by his German club Borussia Dortmund, according to Kicker magazine on Saturday.Aubameyang, last season’s top scorer in the German league with 31 goals, has been dropped by Dortmund for the last two games amid speculation he is chasing a move to the Premier League club.last_img read more

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DD LOCAL: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NEWS

first_imgRAPHOE NOTES WEEK ENDING 8th March 2013Raphoe Family Resource Centre “FIT FOR LIFE”The aim of this free 5 week programme is to develop a safe space for young people between 12-15 years of age where they will learn more about the issues which are affecting or may affect their life. Objectives of the programme include raising young people’s self-esteem, developing understanding of the complexity of feelings and the ability to manage them more effectively, enabling young people with knowledge about physical and emotional health and developing coping strategies for dealing with issues affecting their physical and emotional health. Through the programme it is anticipated that young people will recognize the relationship between thoughts, feelings and actions, appreciate differences in how people feel about things, being able to talk about feelings effectively, examine their actions and know their consequences, use “I” messages instead of “You”, which will help young people blame less and take responsibility for their role within relationships.Week 1 will focus on Physical Health-the dangers of smoking; Week 2-Emotional Health: Anti-bullying and Peer Pressure; Week 3-Physical Health: Alcohol and Drugs; Week 4-Emotional Health: Friendships and Relationships; Week 5-Physical Health: Stress and Anger Management.The programme starts on Wednesday 13th March at 7.00pm followed at 8pm by the usual Youth Cafe activities. For further information please contact any of the Youth Team on 074 9145796. WOMEN’S GROUPWomen’s group next meeting is due to take place 25th March at 8.00 p.m.MONDAY MORNING DROP-INThe Monday morning drop-in continues in the Family Resource Centre from 10.30am-12.30pm each Monday so why not call in when you are passing for a cup of tea and a chat or bring a newspaper or book and relax in a warm friendly environment. The Family Resource Centre has a book library and you can swop a book anytime you are in. We look forward to seeing youFRIDAY’S NIGHTS AT THE FRC:-The next Movie nite will be held on Friday 22nd March from 7.00 – 9.pm .Parents/guardians are very welcome to come along to help supervise. COUNSELLING SERVICESRaphoe Family Resource Centre is now in a position to offer a free and confidential weekly counselling service to the general public. This person-centred service will be for those experiencing Bereavement/Loss, Separation, Abuse, Mental Health Difficulties and issues around sexuality. It will operate on an appointment basis only. Contact 086 3601718 after 7.00 p.m.RAPHOE TIDY TOWNS APPEAL 2013Raphoe Official Bronze Medal Award Winner 2011 & Silver Medal Winner 2012. It’s that time of year again when we begin to think about Spring cleaning and tidying up. The Tidy Towns are seeking the help of our entire community as in past years. What can you do to help Raphoe for this year’s Tidy Towns Competition ? You couldKeep your area litter free, Remove weeds or overgrowth from boundary wallsPaint your homes/properties & Tidy your Gardens, Keep green areas well mown and tidyPut out hanging baskets or window boxes, Respect Wildlife & Recycle your wasteIf you own a derelict property please have it cleaned up, Donate paint, flowers or shrubs for the town.If you wish to sponsor bedding plants for the Summer it would be very much appreciated this year especially. A Sincere Thank You from the Committee, Supervisor & Staff of Raphoe Tidy Towns Ltd for all your help over the years. Together we can make Raphoe a better place to live, work, visit and play in, today and into the future.For further information on our work please contact the Raphoe Tidy Towns Office on 9145692.SPRING SALE & AUCTIONThe Spring Sale and Auction will be held in Carnone Hall On Wednesday 20th March at 7.30 p.m. Usual stalls and teas available.IRISH NIGHTThe Annual Irish Night will be held in Carnone Hall on Friday 22nd March. Dancing from 9.30 p.m. Music by Duntally Band. Admission €8.00 including supper. All proceeds in aid of Lifford Hospital.RAPHOE PLAYGROUNDRaphoe Playground Campaign are holding an Afternoon Tea with local entertainment on Sunday 24th March from 3.00 – 6.00 p.m. in the Deele College gym in Raphoe. Come along for a cupcake and a cuppa and a slice of Raphoe’s finest musicians and dancers. Admission is €5.00 and everyone welcome.RAPHOE SCOUT GROUPSpecial thanks goes to Donegal Mayor Cllr. Frank Mc Brearty for his very generous donation to Raphoe Scout Group from his Councilors Members Development Fund.FRIENDS OF LIFFORD HOSPITAL TABLE QUIZThe Friend of Lifford Hospital is running a Table on Friday 22nd March 2013 in Friel’s Hotel Raphoe. 4 per team entry fee €20.00 per team. Starting at 9.30 p.m. sharp. Great prizes on the night 1st prize Donegal GAA signed shirt. Please come along and support this worthy cause. Everybody Welcome.RAPHOE BADMINTON CLUBRaphoe Badminton Club’s Annual Badminton Tournament continues in the Recreation Hall with usual events run. Finals will be played on Friday 8th March. For further details contact Joe Magee 074 9145451 after 7.00 p.m., or Sammy Magee on 0749145444 or check out the Raphoe Badminton Club page on Facebook.RAPHOE BOXING CLUBOn Friday morning last the Raphoe Boxing club who have twined with the two-castles Boxing Club from Newtownstewart Co. Tyrone travelled to Connamara for a very successful residential weekend which was funded by the Donegal County Council’s Riverine Project. On Saturday morning the 19 strong party from Raphoe teamed up with the local boxers for a 2 hour squad- training session. The clubs travelled to the Lettermullen beach for kayaking for 3 hours in the afternoon before taking part in a a major boxing tournament on Saturday night and all 14 boxers from the Raphoe Club took part. On Sunday morning the boxers came up against the local footballers in a highly entertaining soccer match before returning home on Sunday night. A very sincere thanks goes to Catherine- Anne Kelly and Martina Fox of Donegal County Council for all their help. Plans for the Clubs forthcoming major boxing tournament are at an advanced stage and coach and matchmaker Gary Mc Cullagh has secured 14 star- studded contests to take place in the Cathedral Hall on Friday 15th March when everyone is welcome along with the action getting underway at 8.30 p.m. sharp.ST. MARYS GAELIC 4 MOTHERS & OTHERSTraining every Wednesday Night at 8:15p.m.If you are 18 years and over and would like to get fit, learn a new skill,have fun and meet new friends then this is the team for you!Please note that all notes should be placed in the box provided in Raphoe Post Office by a Thursday before 4.00 p.m. or alternatively can be dropped into Raphoe Family Resource Centre or e-mailed to raphoefrc@eircom.net.DD LOCAL: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: March 9th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DD LOCAL: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NEWSlast_img read more

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COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – PICTURE OF THE DAY

first_imgToday’s photo is of Diarmaid Gallagher from Castlefinn, a Robert Emmets player.He is in Australia at the moment and came home early for the Ulster Final and returned again to Oz.He now has his ticket booked to come back for the All Ireland! Dedication to his county or what!!!! The pic was taken yesterday near a cast mine in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia. And of course he’s wearing his Donegal jersey.(By the way Diarmaid, your sister Diane says ‘g’day’.) COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – PICTURE OF THE DAY was last modified: September 6th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more

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“MY DONEGAL” – WITH MAYOR OF LETTERKENNY DESSIE LARKIN

first_imgWell known Letterkenny born and bred Fianna Fáil councillor Dessie Larkin has recently been appointed as Town Mayor. Cllr. Larkin was first elected to the council in 1998 and this will be his second time as Mayor. Having previously worked in Unifi, Cllr. Larkin has held a number of roles including Chairman of the Peace III Partnership Board and Chairman of the Donegal County Development Board. The married father of four has a great love for Donegal and is this week’s choice for ‘My Donegal’.By Caoimhe Ní ChathailWhat is your favourite place in Donegal and why? I love the area up around Ardara and Glencolmcille, obviously for the scenery but also for the nature of the people in that area too. I have to say I’m always drawn towards it so it would be one of my favourite places in Donegal.If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?It would be a motorway into it. Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?There are a lot of people with different skills and disciplines but I would have to say, and funny enough some people would probably pick me up on it and say he’s a Tyrone man but I would consider him a Donegal man, Brian Friel because I think his use of obviously words and the way he can write stories is unbelievable and the way he has portrayed those stories in and around Ireland and especially Donegal. I’m a huge admirer of Brian Friel. I think he’s a wonderfully talented man.Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?I would have to say, seeing as I’m a big soccer head, Packie Bonner.What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?Donegal winning the Ulster final last year.What has been Donegal’s saddest moment? I think any of the road tragedies, especially where there were multiple lives lost and unfortunately it’s something that’s associated with Donegal.What is your favourite Donegal-made product?It has to be Football Special!Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why? We’ve been very fortunate, we have quite a few. I think Daniel O’Donnell has been phenomenal because he has portrayed the county all around the world and he has also done it in a way that is non-controversial but at the same time it has attracted people to the county.Who is Donegal’s most successful businessperson in your opinion?Jason and Sharon Black.Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?I would have to say Shay Given.What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?I think Letterkenny is spoilt for choice but one of my favourite restaurants is actually over in Dunkineely in Castle Murray House.Donegal’s golden eagles or basking sharks?Golden eagles.Your nomination for Donegal’s most stylish person?I have to say my wife, Mary!What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?“One for the road!”“MY DONEGAL” – WITH MAYOR OF LETTERKENNY DESSIE LARKIN was last modified: June 29th, 2012 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:Dessie LarkinMy Donegal Dailylast_img read more

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INISHOWEN COUNCILLOR PLEADS WITH PEOPLE TO SHOP LOCALLY

first_imgBuncrana Town Councillor Ciaran McLaughlin has pleaded with Inishowen people to shop locally.In the run-up to Christmas, the Sinn Fein politician said he is asking the public to consider the jobs dependent on those spending money locally.“I would like to ask everyone where possible to shop local this Christmas. Support local shops,restaurants, pubs and in doing so help secure jobs. The more money spent in Buncrana and local towns in Inishowen, the more jobs we can keep and create. “Businesses pay rates that pays for local amenities such as roads, footpaths, the library and our green areas and parks. I would urge the public to support our local businesses this christmas in our local towns and villages in Inishowen,” he said.He added that small businesses have been badly squeezed and are struggling to keep their doors open.“Let’s also be conscious and where possible choose local, regional and Irish produce and goods which we are lucky to have in abundance.“I know times are tough and money is scarce for many families but let’s support our local businesses,and as the money is spent locally that can only be good for the local economy.”  INISHOWEN COUNCILLOR PLEADS WITH PEOPLE TO SHOP LOCALLY was last modified: December 7th, 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:buncranaCHristmasCllr Ciaran McLaughlinInishowenshop locallylast_img read more

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Whittier finding things to build on

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Isaac Garcia rushed 19 times for 156 yards, and Sebastian Sabado had 85 yards on nine carries. Overall, Whittier totaled 335 rushing yards, averaging 7.13 yards per carry. Garcia also averaged 24.4 yards on five kickoff returns. The passing attack struggled a bit, with quarterback Josh Garcia completing only 3 of 12 pass attempts for 74 yards. “Our guards (Geoffery Jackson and Aaron Queen) did an excellent job blocking up front, but the offense has to keep working hard,” Scott said. “Josh did a good job leading the offense, but we have to throw the ball more consistently.” Defensively, linebacker Jake Rodriguez led the way with eight tackles, seven of them solos. Josh Landeros and Bobby Guerra each had six tackles, including five solos. “It was back and forth the whole game,” Scott said. “We had three other opportunities to score, but we couldn’t cash them in. We moved the ball up and down the field, and for a first game, I thought our kids played very well.” Scott had expressed concern before the season began about the Cardinals’ running game, but Friday’s performance may have erased any concern in that area. Friday’s season opener between Artesia and Whittier high schools was a see-saw affair, with the Pioneers scoring first, then the Cardinals catching up. It happened three times before host Artesia scored a fourth touchdown and Whittier ran out of time. Despite his team’s 28-20 loss in the season opener Friday, Whittier coach Walter Scott saw many positives in his team’s performance. center_img “Defensively, we still have a long way to go,” Scott said. – It was a complete package for Montebello in Friday’s 49-7 rout of visiting Pioneer. “They scored almost every way possible,” Pioneer coach Ramon Juarez said. “They scored on (three times) on running plays, they threw a pass for a touchdown, they returned an interception for a score, they returned a fumble for one and they blocked a punt and recovered the ball in the end zone for one.” Oilers coach Nishil Shaw had a reason for his team’s success. “We’re much better than last year, and I think Pioneer is struggling a little bit,” Shaw said. Pioneer struggling? That’s putting it mildly. The Titans committed nine miscues — four fumbles, four pass interceptions and another on a blocked punt. The Oilers converted two of the fumbles and two of the interceptions into touchdowns. “We scored a bunch of points in a hurry,” Shaw said, referring to 14 in the first quarter and 42 by halftime. “It was satisfying because we had had no scrimmage and we didn’t know what to expect from our young players.” Juarez called the game “a living nightmare.” “We pretty much didn’t do anything right,” he said. The Titans’ problems were compounded when they lost not one but two quarterbacks. Starter Diego Saucedo, playing with a finger injury, tweaked the finger again while making a tackle and went to the sideline. Backup Randy Palacios, who also starts at strong safety, went down with a broken ankle, and linebacker Anthony Qujada, the third quarterback, finished up. “I thought our defense did OK,” Juarez said, “when you figure with that many points they probably would have had more than the 300 yards they got.” Juarez continued to be optimistic about the season. “It’s early,” he said. “We’re very disappointed in the game. The kids are pretty embarrassed by the way they played. But some of the problems can be fixed. We may make some changes in the lines. We have to make a lot of adjustments.” — Roger Murray can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3046, or by e-mail at roger.murray@sgvn.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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ULSTER IRISH DANCING CHAMPIONSHIPS LIGHTFOOTS ITS WAY TO LETTERKENNY

first_imgMore than 14,000 people are to descend on Letterkenny for the Oireachtas Rince Uladh 2013 / Ulster Irish Dancing Championships from 20th November until 24th November 2013.This event is being held in the Mount Errigal Hotel for five whole days in the form of high class competitive entertainment.It is estimated that in excess of 14,000 people will attend the championships from all over Ulster and some bordering counties during this five-day major cultural event. Irish dancing is becoming more popular than ever before and it is a mecca showcase for those young (4yrs – 21yrs) performing and competing in the traditional art of Irish dancing at national and world level and for the impassioned audience it attracts from all over the global Celtic community.It adds a festival dimension to the gateway town as an out-of-season event and will benefit the neighbouring towns as well.Letterkenny Town Mayor, Paschal Blake, said “It is an honour for Letterkenny to host the Ulster Dancing Championships once more in 2013. I extend a Céad Míle Fáilte to everyone who wishes to view and experience Irish Dancing at its ultimate best and to explore what the Ulster Dancing Championships event holds in store for the avid Irish dancing enthusiasts and local communities. Letterkenny has a great range of facilities to cater for everyone and I hope that everyone will enjoy their stay in the area”.Seamus Neely, County Manager said that he welcomes Oireachtas Rince Uladh back to Letterkenny for 2013 after Buncrana’s successful hosting for 2011 and 2012. He also said Donegal County Council is fully aware of the cultural, social and economic benefits that an event such as Oireachtas Rince Uladh brings to the community of Letterkenny and County Donegal. He wishes the organisers and all concerned every success. This is a Donegal County Development Board lead initiative, under the auspices of Donegal County Council, and is supported and funded by the Letterkenny Town Council. ULSTER IRISH DANCING CHAMPIONSHIPS LIGHTFOOTS ITS WAY TO LETTERKENNY was last modified: November 13th, 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:Irish DancingletterkennyUlster Championshipslast_img read more

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