Larkin will not run as an independent

first_img By News Highland – February 8, 2011 WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleGAA- Donegal Ladies Off To Winning StartNext articleGAA – Donegal Win Ulster Vocational Title News Highland Google+ Pinterest Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Letterkenny Councillor Dessie Larkin has confirmed he will not be running as an Independent candidate in Donegal North East, and intends remaining on as a member of Fianna Fail.Last week, it was widely believed he would be added to the ticket after Deputy Niall Blaney indicated he would not be going forward again. However, party headquarters chose to go with a one candidate strategy, with Cllr Charlie Mc Conalogue alone on the ticket.This led to claims that Cllr Larkin was shafted by Fianna Fail, with calls for him to leave the party and go it alone.However, he says after listening carefully to what people have had to say, he wants to play his part in reforming and rebuilding the party from within…………[podcast][/podcast] NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Newsx Adverts Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Larkin will not run as an independent Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Cricket News Don’t let Virat Kohli be a bully: Ricky Ponting’s advice to Australia ahead of Tests

first_imgNew Delhi: Ricky Ponting, the former Australia cricket team skipper, has urged Tim Paine’s side to get under the skin of Virat Kohli rather than sitting back and get bullied by the Indian cricket team captain. Speaking to the official Cricket Australia website, Ponting said Kohli can still get ‘rattled’ by the opposition if they can sustain the pressure that is built on him. “I don’t necessarily believe that he is someone you shouldn’t try to get under his skin. I have seen him rattled. Mitchell Johnson definitely rattled him a few times with some good hostile bowling and some good hostile body language around him. So, I would not sit back and let anyone bully. The way we go about playing cricket, especially at home, it is about good strong body language. That is the way Australians have always played their best,” Ponting said.Ponting’s words are in stark contrast to Dean Jones’ opinion that Australia should not sledge Kohli and they should treat him like a ‘best mate’. “Do not talk or provoke him. Trying to find a weakness in Kohli’s game is like trying to find something wrong with the Mona Lisa. Teams must stop his cover drive and bowl in different areas. At the start of Kohli’s innings, quicks need to bowl at a fourth-stump line and make him play on the back foot. Do not give him width and length outside off-stump,” Jopnes had remarked in the Sydney Morning Herald a few days back.Read More |Adelaide green wicket gives Virat Kohli’s India decisive advantageThe former Australian skipper, who led the team to two World Cup title wins in 2003 and 2007, said it would be wrong for Australia to not play with an ‘aggressive’ mind. However, he cautioned that unless Australia do not back up their aggression with good bowling, all their efforts will be wasted.Read More |Greg Chappell left the Indian cricket team in tatters: VVS Laxman“Australian teams of the past have always had few words to say but it was always on the back of some good hostile bowling, you can’t do without it. It is rubbish otherwise.  You have to able to impose yourself on the game in a way other than using your mouth. You got to use your actions and skills,” Ponting said.Read More |This Aussie teenager does a Yuvraj Singh – Blasts six sixes in an overKohli, who blasted four centuries and scored 692 runs at an average of 86 in the previous tour of 2014/15, will once again be aiming to hurt Australia. The Indian skipper already hit a match-winning 61 to help India level the three-match Twenty20 International series in Sydney and performed well in the warm-up game. Ponting added that Australia must get inside the head of the Indian skipper and dry up his main areas of scoring.India have a golden chance to break their Test rut Down Under, having never won a series there since they started touring Australia in 1947. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Revealed: The Premier League’s strangest middle names

first_imgIf only we could write something like ‘Thor’, ‘Exequiel’ or ‘Nikodem’ when filling out our name on a passport application form.We can’t, as we are not as exotic as a number of the Premier League’s best players, some who boast the above as their middle name.Watch the video to see the top 10 player middle names in the English top flight.Click here to see other videos on talkSPORT’s very own YouTube channel.last_img

New fire engine on the way to Gweedore

first_imgGweedore Fire Station is set to be provided with a new fire engine in the coming weeks.The new Class B Fire Engine will replace the current 15 year old unit.Sinn Féin TD for Donegal Pearse Doherty has welcomed news of the allocation. He said: “I understand funding has been approved and the engine is under construction and will be assigned to Gweedore. This will replace a 15 year old vehicle. “The crew and staff of Gweedore Fire Station keep our community safe and deserve the best and most up to date equipment. I am delighted the new engine will be delivered before Summer.“ New fire engine on the way to Gweedore was last modified: June 18th, 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)last_img read more

Sweating Blood Can Be a Disease or a Response to Stress

first_imgBlood oozing out of the skin can have more than one cause, say scientists.A young woman in Italy has a “rare and mysterious condition that causes her to sweat blood,” reports Live Science. The condition, called hematohidrosis, appears to be due to a blood disorder, because it occurs spontaneously without a known trigger.The Italian woman said that there did not appear to be a single trigger to her bleeding — it could occur while she was asleep, or while she was exercising or under stress. She said that she had become socially isolated as a result of her condition, and she experienced symptoms of depression and panic disorder, the report said.Tests showed that it was indeed blood on her face, and not “colored sweat,” which can occur in certain conditions. An analysis of her skin under a microscope showed normal skin tissue, the report said.Reports of “sweating blood” go back to ancient times, but until 1600, no eyewitness accounts were recorded, the article says. Nevertheless, doctors examining this woman no longer doubt the reality of the condition.But after conducting a review of recent cases of hematohidrosis — 28 cases in the last 13 years — Duffin concluded that the condition really does exist. “Credible, though scant, observations of sweating blood persist” in the medical literature, she wrote in her commentary. “This collection of well-documented observations commands respect and acceptance,” she said.However, nobody knows what causes the condition. Some researchers have hypothesized that increased pressure in blood vessels leads to the passage of blood cells through the ducts of the sweat glands, according to GARD. Others speculate the condition may be the result of activation of the body’s “fight or flight” response, which generally occurs when people experience sudden fear or stress. This response triggers the release of certain hormones that make a person more alert. But in rare cases, it may also cause the rupture of small blood vessels, resulting in bleeding, according to Healthline.Reports of Christ’s experience in the Garden of Gethsemane come to mind. Luke recorded in his gospel (Luke 22:44), “his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.” Being a doctor, Luke must have noted this as highly unusual. Since this was a unique incident in the life of Christ, who was vigorous and healthy through his many travels and ministry activities and healed many others, this was not a genetic abnormality. It must have been from extreme stress the Bible describes as “agony.”No human can imagine the stress of having to bear the weight of the world’s sins on the cross (just hours away as He prayed), and knowing that it would mean the Father rejecting the Son (“My God, My God, Why have you forsaken me?” —quoting Psalm 22:1). Knowing in advance that this would mean enduring the hell that all human sinners deserve, the physical stress at that moment is incomprehensible. No wonder it brought on an episode of sweating great drops of blood. After angels ministered to Him, Jesus stood and faced the inevitable. For “the joy that was set before him [He] endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2). His followers should take the Savior’s fortitude as an example: “Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted,” the next verse says. “In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.” Yet many have, as the writer of Hebrews detailed in the end of the previous chapter, and many persecuted Christians suffer today around the world. No man’s sufferings can compare with what Christ endured. Let us be thankful that Jesus went the distance, and now reigns as our intercessor. If you are a Christ follower, your sins were nailed on the cross with Jesus (Colossians 2:13-14). He took your pain. Let Him have your life—the reasonable response (Romans 12:1-2).(Visited 294 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Music fest in South Africa’s Darling

first_imgEvita Bezuidenhout, famous Afrikaner socialite and alter ego of comedian Pieter-Dirk Uys, is Darling’s most famous resident. (Image: Evita se Perron) The music on offer at this year’s Darling Music Experience will vary from classical and contemporary chamber music, popular choir works as well as jazz interpretations of classical favourites. (Image: Darling Music Experience) MEDIA CONTACTS • Alfred Legner   Darling Music Experience  +27 72 015 1653RELATED ARTICLES • Pieter-Dirk Uys scoops Teddy Award • Jock to grace SA screens again • Building bridges with classical music • Wouter Kellerman: magic on flute • Future of SA’s arts in good hands Wilma den HartighThe West Coast village of Darling is hosting its annual classical festival in February 2012, but don’t expect a highbrow affair.The Darling Music Experience is shifting perceptions of classical music, giving it a contemporary feel and making the music genre more accessible to a wider audience.South Africa’s DarlingThe village of Darling, a quirky little place situated in South Africa’s West Coast region, is a suitable spot for a festival celebrating classical music.The town’s appeal as a cultural hub has much to do with its most famous resident, Evita Bezuidenhout, famous Afrikaner socialite and alter ego of comedian Pieter-Dirk Uys.What started out as a small farming village many years ago, became a trendy little town when Tannie (Afrikaans for Aunty) Evita, South Africa’s most glamorous granny, moved in.Here she opened Evita se Perron, a cabaret venue, restaurant, bar and arts and craft market.Now the town is a popular artistic hangout and home to many of South Africa’s most esteemed musicians, artists, performers and composers.The Darling Music ExperienceThe Darling Music Experience was the idea of three music enthusiasts: David Tidboald, a renowned South African conductor; composer Hendrik Hofmeyr, one of the country’s best known younger composers; and Alfred Legner, a music enthusiast.Legner says that the Darling Music Experience, now in its seventh year, started out as a classical chamber music festival.“But now the festival has become more accessible and diverse,” he says.This year, the main inspiration for the festival is the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and visitors to the festival can expect unusual interpretations of works on instruments such as marimbas and penny whistles.The music on offer will vary from classical and contemporary chamber music, popular choir works as well as jazz interpretations of classical favourites.“Every year we have a good blend of local performers and international music stars,” he says.New artistsLegner says the festival is a great platform for new musicians and performers to showcase their work. Each year, a top local composer is commissioned to write a piece especially for the festival.“This is a very important aspect of the festival,” he says. “In doing so the Darling Music Experience nurtures and showcases the exceptional talent we have in our country.”More than just musicLegner points out that the festival is about more than listening to good music – delicious local food, the town’s inviting atmosphere and well-known Darling wines are part of the experience.“By pairing music with good food and wine we are adding an element of fun. We can’t sell music in the traditional sense anymore,” he says. “We have to sell ambience.”As part of the food and wine festivities, visitors can enjoy an introduction to champagne-making with winemaker Lukas Wentzel.The venues for the concerts are also a step away from the traditional settings, and include beautiful wine estates, Darling’s lovely old Presbyterian Church, village barns, and even a vlei, which is Afrikaans for marsh or meadow.Musical outreachAs part of the festival’s social responsibility efforts, The Darling Music Experience established a musical outreach initiative, known as the “Darling Music for all” programme.The initiative raises funds to pay for music tuition and buy instruments for needy children in local communities around Darling.“The school has grown so much that 40 children are playing musical instruments now,” Legner says.Through the music school and the festival’s unconventional approach to classical music, the genre is losing its traditional, old school appeal.“Established audiences are shrinking. Through the music programme we can create a new audience for classical music,” he says.• The Darling Music Experience takes place from 3 to 12 February in Darling.last_img read more

South Africa raises women’s health awareness at UN

first_img29 September 2015Thobeka Madiba-Zuma, South Africa’s first lady, has used her presence in New York City, where she is attending the 70th session of the United Nation General Assembly (UNGA), to promote women’s health awareness.Arriving in #NYC for historic #UNGA#UN70 Adoption of 17 new global goals for sustainable development by 2030— TMZ Foundation (@tmzfoundation)September 28, 2015Two issues relevant to women’s health, namely cancer, especially cervical and breast cancer, and HIV prevention and treatment, were in focus.Madiba-Zuma participated in UNGA meetings such as “Putting cancer on the global agenda: the time to act now” on 27 September, as well as the Organisation of First Ladies Against HIV and Aids roundtable event, “Building on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to invest in the post-2015 development agenda”, on 28 September. The latter had a focus on adolescent and young people’s health.African #firstladies use our voices for continued advocacy for a #cancersmart world— TMZ Foundation (@tmzfoundation) September 28, 2015“The only way we are going to address women’s sexual and reproductive health including cervical and breast cancer, HIV, Aids and TB, is to ensure that policies, programmes and services are integrated,” she said. “When a woman visits a health care provider, whether it is a GP or a nurse at a clinic, she should be treated as a whole person with a range of health needs.“It is my responsibility to the people of South Africa to ensure that women’s sexual and reproductive health is kept high on the national and global agenda,” she said.South Africa’s progressSouth Africa has the biggest HIV treatment programme in the world and has managed to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV at six weeks from 8% in 2008 to 2.6% in 2013. Currently, though, adolescent girls and young women between the ages of 10 and 24 are being left behind by the national Aids response.Madiba-Zuma advocated for strategic yet innovative and flexible strategies for adolescent girls and young women with regards to HIV prevention and treatment, with a clear link to sexual and reproductive health.Through the Thobeka Madiba-Zuma Foundation, she works locally and globally with partners to advance the agenda on breast and cervical cancer, HIV and TB.UNGA 70This year’s General Assembly is historic for two reasons: it marks the 70th anniversary of the UN and the MDGs make way for the adoption of new global goals for sustainable development.“The 70th anniversary of the UN is an opportunity to reflect – to look back on the UN’s history and take stock of its enduring achievements,” said secretary-general Ban Ki-moon. “It is also an opportunity to spotlight where the UN – and the international community as a whole – needs to redouble its efforts to meet current and future challenges across the three pillars of its work: peace and security, development, and human rights.”More than 150 world leaders have gathered for the UN Sustainable Development Summit at UN Headquarters in New York to formally adopt the new sustainable development agenda. This agenda will serve as the platform for action by the international community and governments to promote shared prosperity and well-being for the next 15 years.Vaccination programmeThe first round of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination campaign ran from 23 February to 20 March this year. The campaign was conducted by the national Department of Health to protect young girls from getting cervical cancer caused by HPV. All girls in Grade Four who were nine years and older were to be vaccinated provided their parents had signed the consent forms. An estimated 500 000 girls in 18 000 public schools were to be vaccinated.South Africa took a major step towards protecting women against cervical cancer on 12 March 2014 when Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi launched the government’s HPV vaccine campaign, targeting girls aged between nine and 12 years old.HPV is a major cause of cervical cancer, which is responsible for the deaths of over 3 000 women in South Africa every year. The vaccination campaign will run during March and April. After six months, the same girls will receive the second dose of the vaccine.“Today, South Africa [becomes] one of the few countries on the continent to provide this vaccine to all Grade 4 learners,” Motsoaledi said at the launch. “The one country which provides this vaccine is Zambia, and it only gives 25 000 vaccines. It’s a serious disease affecting women around the world.”About 3 000 health workers have been trained to administer the vaccine, according to the Health Department. The Treasury has allocated R400-million for the campaign.Madiba-Zuma was at the launch in 2014, and said that many women died painful deaths as a result of breast and cervical cancers. “South Africa today is witnessing a huge milestone, a step towards the right direction, which is prevention is better than cure,” she said at the time.Source: and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Ohio’s Crop Progress Report – May 26th, 2015

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Cloudy, cool conditions allowed planting progression in Ohio, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Regional Office. There were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending May 24th. Prevailing humidity, cloud cover and cool temperatures yielded little opportunity for curing of dry hay, and most fields that were cut went to silage or baleage.  Planting of processing tomatoes and peppers was underway along with other specialty crops. Increased humidity is bringing concern for disease development in wheat. Scattered showers occurred over the past week, however many areas haven’t had much rainfall in recent weeks, contributing to a growing seasonal deficit.View the full report herelast_img