NIGHT AT THE RACES FOR ST BODEN’S IN CULDAFF THIS SATURDAY

first_imgSt Boden’s National School Culdaff Parents Association are having a Night at the Races for school funds in Bonner Inn Culdaff Arms this Saturday 24th October.First race is off at 9.30pm.Local people are urged to get along for a good night’s craic.  NIGHT AT THE RACES FOR ST BODEN’S IN CULDAFF THIS SATURDAY was last modified: October 23rd, 2015 by John2Share 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:charity raceculdaffSt Boden’s National Schoollast_img read more

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Dull skies and rain to continue for most of the weekend

first_imgHopes for another glorious weekend of sunshine may be dashed as Sun-seekers in Donegal will be faced with a gloomy couple of days. Met Éireann forecaster Pat Clarke said it is due to be a generally cloudy weekend with temperatures in the mid-teens.“We’ve had temperatures in the twenties this week but for the weekend and early next week, we’ll have a fresher regime,” Mr Clarke told RTE Radio One.“We will have average temperatures in the teens, some in the high teens, and some showers to contend with.“We will have a little sunshine today, but it will also be generally cloudy.” If you’ve the opportunity to follow the good weather this weekend, the forecaster said “mid-west and west will be best”.The weather is expected to be dry for Monday and Tuesday, with sunny spells and “just the odd shower” expected.Highest temperatures will be between 14 and 18 degrees.Dull skies and rain to continue for most of the weekend was last modified: May 18th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Hawking Hola

first_img9 September, 2004A beverage packaging company has come up with a unique way to market a new cheap soft drink to lower-income earners – and it’s partnering with a street hawkers body to do it.Beverage Packaging South Africa (SA), which packages wines and a range of hip energy and alcoholic drinks, has launched a carbonated soft drink, Hola, together with the African Chamber of Hawkers and Informal Business (Achib).Hola will retail for R2.99 for a 340ml can – some 64c cheaper than the supermarket price of a can of Coke. BPSA says it expects to compete for 3% of the non-alcoholic beverage market in its target market, in and around Soweto and in Johannesburg’s CBD.There are an estimated 15 000 spaza shops and 25 000 hawkers operating in the target area.The company has already signed up 5 000 hawkers to sell the product.BPSA says its partnership with Achib will allow wholesalers to make at least 20% profit from the sale of the drinks to street vendors. Distributors (or “runners’) to the vendors will be able to make R4 on a case and effectively R400 a load – considered better than other deals runners get for distributing soft drinks.Hawkers are expected to make a 20% mark up profit, selling the drink at just under three rand. They should make at least make R1 on every can sold.The company says while costs are usually added for the transit of the products from manufacturing to the wholesaler then to the retailer, Hola will come straight from manufacture to the hawkers.It says it expects to sell about 25 000 cases in the first month.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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Veteran Reintegration

first_imgBy Rachel Dorman, MS & Heidi Radunovich, PhDReintegration to civilian life can be a difficult process for veterans returning from deployment. It is important for mental health care providers to be aware of the difficult process veterans may face during their transition back to civilian life and how to help veterans make a smooth transition. Koenig, Maguen, Monroy, Mayott, and Seal (2014) conducted a study on recently returned veterans to learn more about reintegration into civilian life.[Flickr, 100315-F-2616H-022 by Kenny Holston, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 17, 2015The researchers sought to gain insight into veterans’ experiences transitioning from military to civilian life through interview-based qualitative research. The study included 31 veteran participants who had returned from deployment within two years of the study. The researchers collected data through a semi-structured interview with eligible participants. The researchers reported that none of the veterans returned home from deployment unchanged. Veterans reported difficulty transitioning back to a once familiar civilian life. Through the data collected, the researchers categorized veterans’ struggles of reintegration into three categories: intrapersonal, professional and education, or interpersonal. The researchers described veterans as having difficulty transitioning on an intrapersonal level when a veteran reported difficulty in a civilian life activity that evoked wartime deployment. For example, some participants reported difficulty driving as a civilian because they would catch themselves vigilantly scanning for potential IEDs on the road. The researchers also found veterans struggled with reintegration on a professional and educational level. The researchers reported that some veterans returning to their civilian profession or studies found the work to be dissatisfying and slow paced. The veterans also expressed difficulty transitioning from working in a close unit during deployment to a workplace with little camaraderie. The last category identified was interpersonal difficulties. The veterans reported that their physical separation, due to deployment, resulted in gaps in once familiar relationships. The researchers reported veterans felt their physical separation had caused emotional separation in once close relationships due to missing life events while deployed. Veterans reported struggling with isolation and reconnecting with prior relationships.[Flickr, 150720-N-FQ994-123 by Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa U.S. 6th Fleet, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 17, 2015Practitioners are encouraged to help veterans integrate in all three categories to promote a smooth transition. The researchers provide a module of questions that can help practitioners facilitate healthy communication within all three domains, and stress the importance of helping veterans build coping strategies that will help foster growth through the reintegration process. For more information about helping veterans and their families after deployment visit some of MFLN’s previous blogs here and here. Also, check out this MFLN webinar: Understanding the Outdoor Recreation Restoration Program Leader as Caregiver in Returning Veterans!ReferencesKoenig, C., Maguen, S., Monroy, J., Mayott, L., & Seal, K. (2014). Facilitating culture-centered communication between health care providers and veterans transitioning from military deployment to civilian life. Patient Education and Counseling, 95(3), p. 414 – 420. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2014.03.016This post was written by Rachel Dorman, M.S. and Heidi Radunovich, PhD, members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, You Tube, and on LinkedIn.last_img read more

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Marcial scores ko in Prague

first_imgMOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Pacio gets rematch assurance ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes The 23-year-old Marcial said he’s not yet in peak form, but he was in solid enough shape to knock out hometown bet Milos Bartil in the third round of their middleweight clash (75 kilograms).Marcial floored Bartil twice in the opening round. Come the third, he continued to rain down heavy combinations, compelling referee Tomas Smid to stop the fight held at Prague Hilton Hotel.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesMarcial was awarded a trophy made of crystal and glass. But more importantly, he earned another stripe on his young career which launched off when he won the Aiba Youth World Championships in 2011.“He will still need to have more conditioning and sparring but he will get there because he’s hardworking,” said coach Ronald Chavez at the end of the intercontinental meet. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eumir Felix Marcial once again allowed his fists do the talking.The reticent Zamboanga native, known for his sensational knockout victories in the past two Southeast Asian Games, stopped his opponent cold as the Europe vs Asia Boxing Tournament ended in an 8-8 draw Saturday night in Czech Republic.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations View commentslast_img read more

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Global Ship Lease Agrees Merger with Poseidon Containers

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pexels under CC0 Creative Commons license Global Ship Lease has signed a merger deal with Poseidon Containers to create a containership charter owner focused on mid-sized and smaller vessels.The company signed the definitive agreement with Poseidon Containers Holdings LLC and K&T Marine LLC for a stock-for-stock transaction representing a total transaction value of over USD 780 million on an asset value basis.Global Ship Lease said that the deal brings the latest generation of new-design high reefer eco-widebeam vessels into the fleet and reduces average fleet age by three years. The combined company will have a fleet of 38 vessels with a total capacity of 198,793 TEU, an average fleet age weighted by TEU of 10.7 years, and contracted revenue of USD 528 million as of September 30, 2018.“We are delighted to announce this transformative strategic transaction creating a market leader with an asset base of more than USD 1.2 billion in the mid-sized and smaller containership segments,” Michael Gross, Chairman of Global Ship Lease, said.“This is an exciting new chapter for Global Ship Lease, and we believe that this combination and the growth potential that it unlocks will create value for all GSL stakeholders.”Under the terms of the merger agreement, Global Ship Lease will issue 24.045 million shares of Class A common stock and 0.250 million shares of Series C perpetual preferred stock, which are convertible into an aggregate of 103.642 million shares of Class A common stock.Affiliates of Kelso & Company L.P. will be the sole holder of the convertible preferred stock, which is not entitled to any preferred dividend payments other than those payable to common shareholders and represents 49.2% of the voting power and 56.4% of the economic interest in the company.In addition, the currently issued and outstanding shares of Class B common stock of the company will convert to shares of Class A common stock.The transaction values Global Ship Lease at USD 100 million, or USD 1.7825 per Class A common share, which is 105% higher than the closing price of USD 0.87 for the Class A common shares on October 26, 2018.Upon closing of the transaction, Poseidon Containers will contribute an additional USD 227 million in equity value, and as a result, members of Poseidon Containers are expected to own approximately 69.5% of the economic interest of the company.The merger is expected to reduce the company’s overall financial leverage to approximately 67% on a loan, net of cash, to charter-adjusted value basis.last_img read more

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Canada 150 proved to be a big draw for tourism operators coast

first_imgFREDERICTON – Canada celebrated its 150th birthday in 2017 but it was the tourism industry that got to collect the presents.Tourism operators from coast to coast were planning for big events and extra visitors, and in many cases the numbers have exceeded expectations even before the year draws to a close.“Double digit increases in every part of the country,” said Gary Howard of the Canadian Automobile Association.“It’s not just international travellers, primarily it was a lot of Canadians who wanted to see more of their country that they hadn’t seen before.”Destination Canada, a federal Crown corporation, ran a campaign aimed at millennials in an effort to instil a “sense of pride” in the country and have them become lifetime ambassadors for Canada both at home and abroad. The organization reported a 16 per cent increase in the number of Canadian millennials who vacationed within the country this year.Jantine Van Kregten, director of communications for Ottawa Tourism, said Canada 150 promotions and advertising did a lot to attract people from other countries, as did Lonely Planet and the New York Times naming Canada as the No. 1 place to visit in 2017.“I think it did lead people to make the decision, out of any year to visit Canada, this is going to be the year. Canada has always been one of those dream destinations for a lot of overseas visitors,” Van Kregten said.Howard said there was a lot of preparation leading up to Canada 150 and tourism operators were ready.“Cruise lines had larger ships, there was an increase in rail capacity, and tour operators created more Canadian-ized packages,” he said.Randy Vogel, the owner/operator of the Granville House Bed and Breakfast in Vancouver, said business was booming this year. He’s on track for the highest annual revenue in the 20-year history of the business.“Canada 150 helped our business out and helped tourism in general,” he said, but added that the value of the loonie was also a big factor.“A weak Canadian dollar will always attract more business than any of the big campaigns. When you’ve got an 80 cent dollar to the U.S., reasonable flights, and 150 birthday as a reason to come — we get business.”At the other end of the country, the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown is also reporting a record year.“We consciously jumped on this opportunity at the Confederation Centre because after all, it is a memorial to the founding of Canada, so we figured it was impossible to ignore. Right from the first of the year we looked for opportunities to promote it and talk about it,” said Carol Horne, the centre’s chief marketing officer.Horne said aside from packed performances inside the centre, there were free shows outside in the evenings and their Confederation players portrayed historic Canadian figures in vignettes throughout Charlottetown — known as the birthplace of Confederation.“The activity level around the building really impressed us,” Horne said.“Canada 150 helped us draw attention to a lot of things, and people were happy to have lots to do when they got here.”last_img read more

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Arnautovic set to miss Austrias game

first_imgAustria are weighing the risks of playing star man Marko Arnautovic in their Nations League match against Northern Ireland on Sunday.Austria travel to Windsor Park on Sunday to face Northern Ireland who have already been relegated.The Central European country has no possibility of taking the top spot from Bosnia & Herzegovina and is not looking to risk playing West Ham forward Arnautovic.After playing against Bosnia on Thursday, Arnautovic sustained a knee injury and trained separately from his team-mates on Saturday.robert lewandowski, PolandReport: Euro 2020 qualifying Group G George Patchias – September 9, 2019 Euro 2020 qualifying Group G, saw Robert Lewandowski draw another blank.What should have been a plane sailing group for Poland, has turned out to…“The knee is not the best but I am fit and I can play. I’m not training a lot at West Ham to try and keep my knee calm,” Arnautovic told Sky Sports News last month about his persistent knee injury.“It is going to take some time as I have some inflammation in my bone but I am always ready to play on the weekend.“After a game, I need some rest for about two or three days. By the middle of the week, I am training normally with the team, training in full.”last_img read more

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Former Texas Base Looks to Regain Pilot Training Mission

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR A flight training school is hoping to bring back initial flight training for Air Force pilots to the former Perrin Air Force Base, now the site of the North Texas Regional Airport.US Aviation Academy has asked the local airport authority to support its bid to pursue a 10-year training contract, reports the Herald Democrat.“The pride of bringing back Air Force training to this facility is exciting,” said US Aviation Executive Vice President Mark Taylor. “It is a matter of pride to have the opportunity to bring this back to Texas,” said Taylor, who estimated the contract value at $200 million.Perrin served as a training facility for pilots learning to fly the Convair F-102 Delta Dagger and other aircraft until it closed in 1971. At that time, many training operations were transferred to Randolph AFB in San Antonio.A school at the airport located between the cities of Sherman and Denison would provide what Taylor described as “the gateway to the Air Force” — the first of four levels of pilot certification needed for the service’s pilots. The academy would train between 750 and 1,950 students each year in classes ranging from 30 to 100 students.He said the contract could generate about 125 jobs in the Texoma region.last_img read more

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