The Rivercess Concerned Citizens Movement, represented by their secretary-general, Dailay D. Konway, has condemned in the strongest terms the felling of high forest trees in the county by ‘pit-sawyers.’He said pit-sawyers were pillaging the forests without any due benefit to the county.According to Konway, pit-sawyers are “operating illegally in and around concessional forests.He made the disclosure in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer Wednesday, April 23, when he — along with a few other members of the association — walked into the McDonald Street offices of the paper to present their position statement.In Konway’s opinion, forests are not exclusively owned by community dwellers; therefore, they cannot authorize or allow pit-sawyers to operate.He then mentioned that pit-sawyers’ money does not make any positive impact on the county; instead it is used to bribe and mislead the local inhabitants while they (pit-sawyers) deplete the forest to the detriment of the county.The pit-sawyers’ action, Konway believes, has the propensity to scare away potential investors coming to the county to change the present living condition of its residents.He said, it has become an “open secret” in the county that illegal logging aimed at depleting the forests was ongoing, adding “The Concerned Citizens Movement will stand against any act that could potentially stall developmental activities in the county. We will stand against anyone; whether they are an official or a local leader.” Mr. Konway is therefore calling on those involved in “dubious and or clandestine logging activities in the county” to desist. He said this was because, “the forests belongs to the residents, who have the legitimate right to sign any agreement with any well-recognized logging company in the county.”“The movement is also calling on the Forestry Development Authority (FDA) to intervene and force any suspected illegal pit-sawyer to leave Rivercess,” he concluded. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Leading tour operators, Thomson and First Choice, part of the TUI Group, today launched a new summer sun programme from City of Derry Airport to Majorca for Summer 2017.Thomson and First Choice will operate a weekly service from City of Derry Airport, (CoDA), to Majorca, commencing on 26th June 2017.The new programme from CoDA for Summer 2017 gives holidaymakers from the North West region the opportunity to discover and explore the largest island in the Balearics. Majorca delivers boundless sunshine and spectacular sandy beaches lapped by turquoise waters.Popular resorts like Alcudia and Puerto Pollensa cater for fun packed family holidays, while the West of the Island satisfies a livelier crowd with the infamous trendy bars and clubs found in Palma and Magaluf. The island also offers much to see and do being a culturaldestination with a rich and diverse past. The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman HIllary McClintock pictured at City of Derry Airport on Thursday for the launch of Thomson’s new City of Derry to Majorca route. Included are local children Leyton (4) and Amaira (6) Shongo.Ms Charlotte Brenner, Marketing Manager for Thomson and First Choice, says, “At Thomson and First Choice we understand the convenience of travelling from your local airport and we’re delighted to be able to provide customers from the North West the option to travel from the City of Derry Airport to the sunny Balearic Isle of Majorca – the number one holiday destination from Northern Ireland.”“We’re looking forward to working closely with the team at the City of Derry Airport and being able to offer customers a wide and varied range of holiday options which are on sale from today”.Mr Roy Devine, Chairman of City of Derry Airport, said, “This is excellent news for the Airport and holidaymakers in the North West Region. Majorca is a popular holiday destination and it is fantastic news that we can now offer a direct service from our local airport”.Mr Devine outlined that “City of Derry Airport has become the airport of choice for the North West of Ireland, offering both convenience and excellent customer service and we look forward to working with Thomson and First Choice to offer our customers direct air access to this popular summer sun destination – Majorca. CoDA encourages all holidaymakers from within our local catchment area to “Think Local and Book CoDA”. Ms Charlene Shongo, Commercial and Marketing Manager at City of Derry Airport, stated “We are absolutely delighted to welcome the team from Thomson to the airport today for the launch of their Majorca programme for Summer 2017 – First Choice and Thomson will be offering a weekly direct flight to Majorca from City of Derry Airport from the 26th June 2017 until the 16th August 2017; these are on sale today.”“Majorca’s sunshine and coastline are two of the reasons that tourists have flocked to the island for decades, with destinations like Palma, Santa Ponsa and Alcudia Beach offering travellers a traditional Spanish beach holiday. Holidaymakers will be able to book direct with Thomson or First Choice Holidays and will be able to take advantage of a wide range of great holiday options in Majorcacatering for every type of holidaymaker”.First Choice offer SplashWorld resorts, SuneoClub and exclusive Holiday Villages, while Thomson offer holidays for families and couples alike. Enjoy a memorable family holiday in one of Thomson’s ‘Family Life’ or ‘A la Carte’ resorts which feature Thomson Kids Clubs,keeping everyone from tots to teens entertained.For luxury, relax in style in a 5 star Sensimar resort or enjoy one of Thomson’s deluxe Platinum hotels offering something a little extra, with sleek spas and design-led interiors.Alternatively, if you are looking for something more lively, find yourself in a Scene resort which caters specifically for stylish partygoers”. Mayor of Derry and Strabane District Council, Alderman Hilary McClintock, welcomed the news that City of Derry Airport has secured a new summer programme to Majorca. She said: “The City of Derry Airport is delighted to have a direct weekly flight to the sunny destination of Majorca. We are delighted to provide our customers with a choice of good value destinations and are confident the Majorca flight will be a popular holiday destination for families and couples alike across the city and region.”Derry Airport to begin flying to Majorca next Summer! was last modified: September 9th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:City of Derry Airportfirst choiceholidaymajorcathomson
Well done to our Senior county ladies in Breffni Park in Cavan at theweekend when they beat Kildare 3-13 to 0-13 when in the early part ofthe match they were trailing.They now advance to a more difficult level and meet Cork on the daybefore or men folk lock arms on 25th August at a venue to beagreed.Good luck to both squads as I know they will both give us 100%,but I would think the girls have a higher mountain to climb at thislevel.Division 1 Four Msters 1-5 Glenfin 2-13,Division 3 Killybegs 2-7 Kilcar 3-14.Kilcar now meet St. Lifford in the league final.Naomh Conaill 4-7 Kilcar 3-7 in JuniorChampionship playoff.—Paddy CollLADIES GAA: PADDY COLL’S LADIES GAA NEWS was last modified: August 14th, 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) Tags:LADIES GAA: PADDY COLL’S LADIES GAA NEWS
DDTV: KILCAR singer Rory Gallagher and sidekick Senegal Jimmy brought some Donegal fun to the St Patrick’s Day parade in Lanzarote!The duo behind the hit Donegal GAA anthem ‘Jimmy’s Winning Matches’ were a massive hit on the sun-kissed holiday island. And of course Rory made sure he was wearing his Donegal jersey.“It was great craic,” said the singer.“Sure you couldn’t have St Patrick’s Day parade without a Donegal input.”You can watch how they get on by watching the video! DDTV VIDEO: SINGER RORY AND SENEGAL JIMMY LEAD LANZAROTE ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE! was last modified: March 18th, 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:SINGER RORY AND SENEGAL JIMMY LEAD LANZAROTE ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE!
Instantly, about 60 tiny arms reached out to do the same. When Rohan grabbed his heel, pulling his foot toward his back to stretch his quadricep, the kids did the same. Some wobbled about, trying to maintain their balance but kept a steady eye on their sure-footed coach. In September, Rohan finished his fourth season in Florida with the minor league team. The former Valencia High School student signed on as a nondrafted free agent with the Dodgers after graduation in 2002. Days at the six-month training camp start around 9 a.m. and include a three-hour practice with drills and simulated games. Then it’s off to the gym to lift weights and do conditioning exercises until 3 p.m. It was Rohan’s mother, Erika Cuellar, who first taught him how to play. She coached his T-ball team, and the sport stuck with him. As a freshman, Rohan didn’t want to play for his high school’s team. But his mother encouraged him to continue and even paid him $20 a week to keep it up. His father, Jim, also supported his son’s talent and pushed for him to keep it up. So Rohan did. And he’s played practically nonstop ever since. Although these days, more of Rohan’s time on the field as coach is spent tying shoe laces and fastening helmets for his young athletes than doing drills and hitting home runs. But, as Rohan says, the baseball tradition continues. “I wanted to give something back, especially in Santa Clarita, which is my hometown,” Rohan said. “I like teaching the kids a little something that I grew up learning.” For some kids, such as 12-year-old Rochelle Murrieta, the class has taught her an organized sport. The sixth-grader has physical education class in school but said it mainly involves playing outside and doesn’t teach sports like baseball. Parents pay for their children to participate in these after-school activities. Costs vary depending on the class. Baseball costs about $60 for a six-week session, while chess is about $45. District officials piloted these programs after they began early dismissals on Tuesdays, then discovered that some parents had problems getting to the school an hour earlier than usual to pick up their kids, said Roni Andrus, Valley View Community School assistant principal. Rochelle’s mother Kyrie Murrieta is grateful for the baseball class because it takes place right after school and saves a trip across town for practice. “Rochelle has always loved sports, but we have three kids and can’t do it all on weekends,” she said. “I think this is an awesome thing. It’s so convenient.” Sue Doyle,(661) 257-5254 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The 21-year-old teaches one of a few afternoon classes at the district’s schools on Tuesdays, when doors close an hour early for staff development. He has been teaching at Valley View Community School, but he and teachers of dance, chess and Spanish do rotate to other schools in the district. The soft-spoken Valencia man totally rules his 30 or so pint-size fans. “The teacher is so cool,” said Giddeon Vossler, 11. “He can hit the ball almost over the fence with one arm.” Students piled onto the field after school one afternoon to warm up before breaking into teams to play ball. With his arms outstretched, Rohan then swung them around, making rings in the air and showing students how to stretch. CANYON COUNTRY – The second Jimmy Rohan walked onto the school’s baseball field, kids mobbed him for autographs. Not bad for a first day of work. The frenzy has since worn down a bit for the Dodgers minor league player and after-school baseball coach for the Sulphur Springs School District. But still, words such as “superstar,” “cool” and “famous” pop up today in conversations his students have about him.
Drake Game Notes Live Stats The Drake University men’s basketball team begins Missouri Valley Conference competition on Thursday, Dec. 29, when it hosts Loyola in the Knapp Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. with the contest broadcast on Mediacom MC22 and The Valley on ESPN3.Thursday evening’s game will also be ‘Dollar Day’ in the Knapp Center with $1 general admission tickets available through Dec. 28 at DrakeTix.com as well as $1 specials on concessions at the Knapp Center.The Bulldogs open MVC action following a brief holiday break after the team’s impressive 101-69 win over Mississippi Valley State on Dec. 22. That win saw the Bulldogs match a school record with 17 three-pointers as sophomore Billy Wampler (Eau Claire, Wis.) scored a career-high 27 points on eight three-pointers.Wampler has scored 20 or more points in three of his last four games and is shooting 19-of-34 from the three-point arc during that span.Loyola travels to Des Moines with a 10-3 record on the year and was ranked 18th in the latest CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 poll.Newcomer Aundre Jackson leads the Ramblers with a team-high 16.8 points per game along with 4.5 rebounds per game. As a team, Loyola is fourth in the nation in field goal percentage at 51.5 percent.Following Thursday’s MVC opener, the Bulldogs take to the road for the first time in more than a month with a Jan. 1 game at SIU.Print Friendly Version Story Links Live Video Live Audio Loyola Game Notes Buy Tickets $1
Public-private partnerships South Africa is stepping up its fight against HIV/Aids by allocating a further R3-billion to its national prevention and treatment programme in 2010/11. Source: BuaNews In October 2009, R5.4-billion was set aside to enable more people to get treatment and improve the effectiveness of treatment programmes in public hospitals. 17 February 2010 Gordhan said the government would continue to broaden the use of public-private partnerships in the health sector, in particular to improve the country’s health system. Partnership programmes are on the cards for hospitals like Chris Hani Baragwanath, the new George Mkhari and Polokwane Academic. Presently, about 920 000 people are on anti-retroviral treatment; the Budget provides for this number to be increased to 2.1-million by 2012/13. Total spending on South Africa’s public health system is projected at R105-billion for 2010/11. Public health Delivering his Budget speech in Parliament, Cape Town on Wednesday, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said the additional funds would help broaden access to antiretroviral drugs to those infected with TB and women and children with CD4 counts lower than 350. “Alongside longer-term reforms to the financing of health care systems is a prerequisite for the introduction of the National Health Insurance system,” Gordhan said. These include improving public health funding, decentralising financial management to hospitals and local health districts and improving public health management. Provinces are set to increase their spending by 7.2% per year to more than R107-billion by 2012/13. The Department of Health has established an advisory committee on the NHI system. Work is under way to identify measures that will enable a feasible transition to an NHI model over the next five years.
10 August 2012South Africa is to erect a Women’s Monument – incorporating a multi-purpose women’s training centre – at Lillian Ngoyi Square in Pretoria to serve as a memorial to the women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against apartheid’s pass laws.The march was led by four women: Charlotte Maxeke, Helen Joseph, Rahima Moosa and Sophia Williams De Bruyn.“It is imperative that we have a monument to honour the 1956 women,” Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane said as South Africa celebrated Women’s Day on Thursday.The monument will stand next to the State Theatre along Lillian Nqoyi Street.It will include a multi-purpose centre that will provide space both for formal and informal training for women and for providing information to the younger generation about the women’s struggle for emancipation, as well as market access for local crafts.It will also serve as a leadership training centre where women will be taught about political and developmental issues.The Gauteng provincial government, in partnership with the City of Tshwane, will build the monument, and have set aside roughly R100-million and R8-million respectively for the project.Women from across the country descended on the City of Tshwane on Thursday to celebrate Women’s Day. They proceeded from Lillian Ngoyi Square (formerly known as Strijdom Square, the point from which the 1956 women marched) to the Union Buildings, escorted by traffic officials and singing freedom songs.South Africa now observes August as Women’s Month. It is a tribute not only to the thousands of women who marched in 1956, but also to the pioneers of the women’s movement in the country.Source: SANews.gov.za
Molekule Air Purifier: Small in Stature, Big on… Deanna RitchieManaging Editor at ReadWrite Canvia Digital Art Turns Home and Office Walls … Deanna is the Managing Editor at ReadWrite. Previously she worked as the Editor in Chief for Startup Grind and has over 20+ years of experience in content development. Blueair 680i Air Purifier: Clean Air For Your H… Where to BuyYou can buy Sony’s Digital Paper at retailers, including Amazon, WalMart, and Best Buy.Overall ImpressionsOn the positive side, Sony’s Digital Paper looks cool and offers beneficial functionality and benefit. It also gives us a glimpse of the digital future and how we can bring others who prefer paper into the digital environment. I like the clear resolution and full-page viewing as well as the sleek design. It comes in under a quarter of an inch thick and makes it easy to carry with me wherever I go.This technology needs the backlight; hopefully, that will be in an updated version. With the high price tag of around $700 for what essentially is a read-write PDF tablet, this is a “nice to have” but not a “need to have” gadget. However, sometimes watching their website can get you in on their sales — I recommend this. Other model prices are — CP1 $499 and RP1 $599. Related Posts HyperDrive Power 9-in-1 USB-C Hub The idea of paper being digital may sound like a bit of an oxymoron, but not to Sony. They’ve introduced a digital paper solution. As a tech lover and advocate of the digital transformation of businesses away from paper processes, I had to try it out.What is Digital Paper?The digital paper takes the ease of reading and writing on real paper and combines it with the efficiency and convenience of digital features. These features include easy sharing across devices (PC, Mac, or mobile device) via an app, searchable document capability, and secure document encryption. It has a paper-like texture but offers the precision capability of a screen as well as easily stores for reference and review at a later date. Plus, you can highlight, write, or erase just as you would do with regular paper.Sony offers two main sizes of digital paper. The 13” letter size works best for when you want to read, annotate, or take notes on full-size pages while the more compact, lightweight 10” notebook size is more convenient for portability.Digital Paper FeaturesWith a WI-FI or Bluetooth connection as well as the desktop or mobile Digital Paper App, you can sync documents with a computer or mobile phone, so it’s easy to share these documents with other devices and cloud services. You get a certain amount of local storage, which allows you to store thousands of files. It has a 2.0 GHz CPU and 16GB of internal memory (11GB free out of the box), which means it can hold approximately 10,000 PDF files.Even though you want to share with certain people, you also want to protect that digital paper, so it uses password encryption technology as well as AES 128 data encryption.Other features include the ability to view two pages at once plus you can zoom into the text by circling the area. You can also copy and paste text throughout the document by using the same tool.It has a long battery life. The digital paper can go one week on a single charge or up to three weeks if you aren’t using Wi-Fi. When you plug in the Digital Paper tool, an LED light on top will show you when it’s charging.Some Issues to NoteDespite the many benefits this device offers, there were some missing features. First, I can’t search any of my handwritten notes to find something I need. It only lets me search for phrases or words that are part of the original document text.Second, the stylus could be better. The stylus does look nice and is lightweight, but the button on the side that I need to press to erase or highlight with doesn’t work well. I find myself erasing or highlighting more than I intended, which creates more work. I had to slow down to make sure no mistakes were made, which felt unproductive.Third, while the software is easy to use, it could do more. To sync files to my desktop, I had first to install Sony’s Digital Paper app on my computer. Then, I have to use a USB cable, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth to upload the files. Once I connected to a known W-iFi network, fortunately, it continued to recognize it, so I didn’t have to plug it into my computer each time I wanted to do a sync or file transfer. However, if you need to switch locations continually, it’s a lot more work to sync or do a file transfer.Fourth, I can share documents to third-party cloud services like Dropbox and Google Docs, it’s not integrated into the actual device, so I can’t send them directly. Thankfully, there is now a mobile app; this process makes the product seamless and so much easier.
The term ‘caregiver’ can be defined as an individual that provides care, whether it is paid or unpaid, to someone with an impairment. However, when we hear the term ‘caregiver’ our thoughts are immediately drawn to the idea of caring for an aging adult. The term may be hard to accept, especially if you are caring for a younger adult…say from the military perhaps.As a military spouse or family member caring for your wounded service member, the term ‘caregiver’ may not even cross your mind. You assume as spouse or family member that it is just part of caring for the individual you love. In reality, we are all caregivers at some point in our life – caring for our children, parent, spouse or friend.In the video below Michael Roos, Military Family Life Counselor at Joint Base Lewis McChord, explains his thoughts on the term ‘caregiver.’ Listen to the video below and how his comments may relate to your personal experience.How do you define ‘caregiving?’ Do you consider yourself a caregiver?For military spouses, families or friends caring for wounded, ill and injured service members, it is important to understand that you are now taking on a new role as ‘Military Caregiver.’ While you may not see yourself as a caregiver, it is important to identify yourself in this role in order to understand specific education and information related to your service member’s injury or condition and how it may affect you.So I ask the question again – How do you define ‘caregiving?’ Do you consider yourself a caregiver?This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network blog on October 28, 2014.