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NOEL Ó GALLCHÓIR BRINGS HIS ONE MAN Mac GRIANNA SHOW TO GORTAHORK

first_imgA ONE-man show on the life of Seosamh Mac Grianna will be performed in Gortahork next week after a successful show in DublinA large crowd gathered in the Teachers Club in Parnell Square in Dublin last weekend for three productions of the one-man show on the life and writings of the famous Rann Na Feirste and Donegal author who died in 1990 aged 90.The show ‘Idir dhá cheann na hImní’ written and performed by Noel Ó Gallchóir, gives a dramatic insight into the eventful, troubled and tragic life of Seosamh Mac Grianna as well as showing his great imaginative style of writing. The use of stage lighting, music and some props helped to encapsulate the audience with childhood stories and different aspects from his books ‘An Druma Mór, An Grá agus an Ghruaim and Mo Bhealach Féin’.He is considered as one of the Greatest Writers of 20th Century Ireland.The Teachers Club, Parnell Square (managed by Annagry man Tadhg Mac Phaidín) was an ideal venue for those living in Dublin and those who had an interest in Mac Grianna’s work.All three shows boasted a great atmosphere and a packed house where the audience were treated after the drama to music from Donegal singers Maria McCool, Brian Danny Minnie Ó Domhnaill, Máire Ní Choilm, Caitlín Nic Niallias and members of the famous ‘Na Casaidigh as well as Cathal ‘banjo’ Ó Curráin. The proceeds from the event were given to the Peter McVerry Trust for the homeless. The show in Gort a’Choirce next week..The local Glór na nGael group have organised an Oíche Dhrámaíochta in Halla Na Paróiste, Gort a’Choirce next Monday 2nd February @ 8.30pm which will feature the one man show on Seosamh Mac Grianna and other musical items.All are welcome. NOEL Ó GALLCHÓIR BRINGS HIS ONE MAN Mac GRIANNA SHOW TO GORTAHORK was last modified: January 28th, 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:gortahorkNoel Ó GallchóirONE MAN SHOWSeosamh Mac Griannalast_img read more

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FUN DAY DURING CHURCH HILL FAIR AT GARTAN OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTRE

first_imgCheck out what’s happening in Gartan OETC over the Church Hill Fair 18th & 19th July.Fun filled activities for adults and kids, have a look at the flyer ABOVE. To book contact the Centre on 074 91 37032, email office@gartan.com or visit our website www.gartan.comFUN DAY DURING CHURCH HILL FAIR AT GARTAN OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTRE was last modified: July 8th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EntertainmentFeaturesNoticeslast_img read more

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THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS ISSUED FOR DONEGAL AS TEMPERATURES REACH 24C

first_imgPic: Irish Weather OnlineTWO thunderstorm warnings have been issued for Co Donegal.Forecasters say there is a risk of massive downpours over the county this afternoon – and there is an Orange Status alert for bank holiday Monday.Irish Weather Online reports: “If a capping layer can break(area of warm air aloft), then conditions are favourable for some thunderstorms to break out in the midlands and northwest over the next few hours. “Main thread will be surface flooding due to slow storm motion, CG lightning and possibly hail.“Current satellite data suggest wind convergence setting up in the area which, if strong enough can help storms initiate and break through the cap.”Met Eireann hasn’t issued official warnings for today – but the Orange Status alert for tomorrow is for heavy thundery rain for the afternoon and evening.This could lead to treacherous driving conditions, said the forecaster. Temperatures today hit 24C. It’s also very humid across the county. THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS ISSUED FOR DONEGAL AS TEMPERATURES REACH 24C was last modified: June 5th, 2016 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:lightningthunderWarninglast_img read more

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Liverpool boss defends £67m Alisson fee – ‘Oblak would have cost £89m!’

first_img 2 Alisson arrived in Merseyside from Roma earlier this month in a deal which could rise to £67million.But the Reds boss insists the club were forced to spend big to land a top quality goalkeeper this summer due to the lack of options elsewhere.Slovenian gloveman Jan Oblak was another of Klopp’s targets, but his buy-out clause from Atletico Madrid proved too expensive for the Premier League side.‘Liverpool have paid £66m and only have the second-best keeper on Merseyside’“Everybody thinks it’s a lot of money. It is a lot of money, but he could’ve left for crazy money,” Klopp explained in an interview with ESPN FC.“The clause for Oblak for example is 100m euros (£89m), so nice!“The goalkeeper market is different because it’s not each year that there is anybody available.“We didn’t know exactly if Alisson is available or not, but from a specific moment we realised obviously he is available and that’s the moment when we decided we want to go for him.” 2 “Yes, we all know what happened in the final, but we know as well why it’s not about that. It’s not the reason (for signing Alisson).“We really wanted to bring in a player which we didn’t have before to be honest and that’s what happened with Alisson.”Meanwhile, Roma president James Palotta has admitted he was delighted with the club’s business.“In Alisson’s case, come on, let’s be serious. You know, 70m euros is a lot,” he told SiriusXM FC. Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius have not been convincing in the Liverpool net Welcome to @LFC, @Alissonbecker. 🔴https://t.co/t4msWAm2sU pic.twitter.com/2xefw3zIFU— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 19, 2018But the boss also gave a half-hearted reason why the club decided to go all-out to sign a new goalkeeper this summer.Klopp has had a long-standing problem between the sticks since his appointment at Anfield.He inherited Simon Mignolet as his number one, but the inconsistent Belgian was later dropped for young German Loris Karius, who then made two huge mistakes in the Champions League final against Real Madrid.But Klopp has refused to lay blame on either goalkeeper for their form and has now hailed both Mignolet and Karius as ‘highest-level Premier League quality’.That only raises the question why he felt the need to sign Alisson in the first place and, when quizzed, the German danced around the subject.“We are really fine with our goalkeepers,” he added.“There are no doubts (about) Simon Mignolet – big quality, absolutely Premier League highest-level quality, Loris Karius as well. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has defended the signing of Alisson for a world record fee for a goalkeeper.But the Reds boss has offered a bizarre explanation to why he brought the Brazil number one to Anfield.last_img read more

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TRAINEE CHEF WARNED HE COULD BE COOKING FOR PRISONERS BEHIND BARS!

first_imgA trainee chef was warned by a judge that he could find himself behind bars cooking for prisoners if he does not “cop on.”Barry McBride of Downings kicked a taxi outside the Golden Grill Nightclub in Letterkenny, Co Donegal on September 22nd last.When the taxi-driver alerted Gardai, McBride became abusive and told Gardai to “***k off.” Letterkenny District Court heard McBride had previous convictions for public order, threatening behaviour and urinating in public.Defence solicitor Patsy Gallagher said McBride, 23, was a talented chef who is currently in France doing job interviews but had a slight drink problem.However Judge Paul Kelly said “He is running out of rope. He would want to cop himself on or he will be ‘cheffing’ for guests of the State.”He fined McBride a total of €400.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comTRAINEE CHEF WARNED HE COULD BE COOKING FOR PRISONERS BEHIND BARS! was last modified: November 17th, 2011 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:Barry McBridechefDowningslast_img read more

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Banks, cards push saving programs

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week They’re building on earlier spend-to-save programs, such as BabyMint and Upromise, which help families save for college for their kids, and NestEggz, which is a retirement savings program. And, of course, there are dozens of rewards cards, some of which urge consumers to save the cash they get back. “Over the past 18 months or so, there’s been an explosion of programs out there,” said Greg McBride, a financial analyst with Bankrate.com in North Palm Beach, Fla. Most of the rewards cards are designed to increase customer loyalty, he said. That’s because the more they use a specific card, the more they get back. The new cards have a similar goal, “with savings as a side benefit,” McBride said. NEW YORK – It’s increasingly obvious that Americans are not very diligent about saving money. According to the latest government figures, Americans spent more than they earned throughout the summer. That resulted in negative savings rates for June, July and August, following a paltry savings rate of just 0.1 percent in the preceding three months. So it should come as no surprise that banks and other financial institutions are creating spend-to-save programs – rewards programs patterned after the popular airlines’ frequent flyer plans and aimed at allaying consumer fears about their bad savings habits. New offerings include Bank of America Corp.’s “keep the change” debit card, which rounds the price of a consumer’s purchase up to the nearest whole dollar and transfers the extra money to a savings account. American Express Co., meanwhile, has introduced a credit card called One, and says every purchase on the card will trigger a 1 percent deposit into a high-yield savings account. But some consumer experts worry that Americans don’t need more inducements to spend. “If it’s enticement to run up higher credit card debt, that’s a confusing saving incentive, to say the least,” said Travis Plunkett, legislative director of the nonprofit Consumer Federation of America advocacy group in Washington, D.C. Plunkett also worries that some consumers will overestimate the amounts they’ll accumulate under spend-to-save programs. If a program promises a 1 percent rebate, for example, a consumer has to spend $1,000 to get $10 back or to get $10 deposited in his or her savings account. “These are absolutely not alternatives to meaningful savings,” Plunkett said. Even if consumers read the fine print in the spend-to-save offers and don’t find pitfalls, they can still trip themselves up if they’re not careful. Bankrate.com’s McBride points out that the reward credit card offers are best for consumers who play their bills in full every month. “They don’t incur any finance charges, so they’re truly getting something for nothing,” he said. But consumers who carry a balance on their credit cards – and some 60 percent of Americans do – might be better off looking for a low-interest card than a spend-to-save or rebate offer, he added. Here’s his math: Say the card promises 1 percent back, and it’s going into an account that can earn 3.5 percent, but the card carries a 13 percent interest charge on unpaid balances. If a consumer spends $100, the rebate of $1 would earn 3.5 cents in interest in a year, but the finance cost for carrying that $100 balance would be $13. “That’s dwarfing what you’re getting back,” McBride said. On debit cards, he said, “the one caveat is, don’t overdraw your account.” That’s because an overdraft fee – often $25 or more – “will wipe out months of … contributions to your savings account.” Both Plunkett and McBride said the new programs could be a small step toward saving for people who aren’t doing so. “It is a way Americans can save a little bit of money in a regular fashion,” Plunkett said. “But it shouldn’t be seen as a substitute for regular savings in real savings accounts.” 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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Women’s Tennis Set to Host Drake Invitational

first_imgBrills, Herder and Lomas each recorded over 12 singles wins last year. In doubles, Lomas is the Bulldogs top returner with 16 wins during her rookie season. First-year head coach Mai-Ly Tran returns three juniors, Summer Brills, Tess Herder and Mela Jaglarz and two sophomores Joely Lomas and Kenya Williams. The squad welcomes one newcomer, freshman Abigail Sogard from Indianapolis, Ind. The eight-team field includes; Creighton, Drake, Iowa State, North Dakota, Northern Colorado, Northern Iowa, South Dakota, Upper Iowa and Wichita State. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team opens its fall campaign this weekend, hosting the eight-team Drake Invitation at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Tournament play begins on Friday at 10 a.m. with two round of doubles and one round of singles. Competition continues on Saturday with two rounds of single and one of doubles. The final rounds of singles and doubles will be played on Sunday beginning at 9 a.m.center_img Story Links Drake Invitational Draw After the Drake Invitational, the Bulldogs head to Colorado Springs, Colo. for play in the Air Force Invitational.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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DEADLINE EXTENDED AS DONEGAL SCHOOLS URGED TO REMEMBER RAINBOW RELAY

first_imgSt Eunan’s National School in Raphoe took part in the Rainbow Walks.With the Easter holidays now over, schools heading back into their last term have been urged to keep their rainbow walks in mind for Relay for Life – and to let the committee know what day they plan to hold them.Schools across the county last year made the Rainbow Relay one of the big successes of Relay for Life, Donegal, helping to raise awareness of cancer across the county.“The emphasis on these walks is not on fundraising, but on education and awareness and hopefully we will gets of schools taking part once again this year,” said Liam Porter, Relay for Life Schools coordinator. He added: “We know that schools are really busy and that’s why we have left it to them to organise the walk any day that suits them. That said, we’d love to know what days schools are planning so we can get along to some of the walks.”The Rainbow Relay sees students and teachers dress up in bright colours before taking part in a walk that will help raise awareness of all types of cancer.“Primary and secondary schools across Donegal took part in this last year and it was a fantastic success and hopefully it will be an even bigger success this time around. Secondary schools who don’t have a team entered could still perhaps do the walk as a way of getting involved,” Liam added.Deadline extended The Rainbow Relay is just one of the ways schools can take part this year with poetry and song contests also included for students, and the deadline for entering those contests has been extended, Liam revealed.“We are really excited about the standard of the fantastic entries we have already received for the contests, but because our closing deadline fell during the school holidays we have extended the deadline for entries for both the song and poetry contests now to 12 noon on Friday May 2nd.”Liam added that full details of how schools can get involved are available on the Relay for Life blog page – http://dlschoolsrelay4life.wordpress.com/ where educational resources are also available to download.Schools can also get in touch with Liam by sending a text to 0862657758 or an e.mail to lporter@eircom.net DEADLINE EXTENDED AS DONEGAL SCHOOLS URGED TO REMEMBER RAINBOW RELAY was last modified: April 27th, 2014 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:donegalRainbow WalksRelay for Lifelast_img read more

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‘A disorderly Brexit would damage Irish fisheries irreparably’ – KFO

first_imgThe Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation have said their members and the wider fishing industry are in a heightened state of anxiety about what the UK’s next steps might be with Brexit. Responding to last night’s developments in the House of Commons, Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation CEO, Seán O’Donoghue said the current situation was ‘playing politics with the livelihoods of Irish fishermen’.MPs rejected Theresa May’s Brexit deal for a second time to prompt further instability at Westminster and uncertainty over the UK’s departure from the EU. The prime minister saw 391 MPs vote against her withdrawal agreement on Tuesday, with 242 voting in favour.With uncertainty deepening and only 16 days remaining until the UK is due to leave the European Union, O’Donoghue insists that answers must now be forthcoming.“We’ve been beating this drum for a long time in stating that the seafood and fishing industries are uniquely exposed given the sharing of fishing grounds with the UK,’ he said.“The Department of the Taoiseach reiterated last night that all of the important commercial fish stocks which we rely on are shared with the UK and approximately one third of all landings of fish by Irish vessels come from UK waters. “An orderly Brexit is imperative, otherwise we face chaos and conflict on the high seas in the very near future not to mention the major conflict issues around exports and landings.“We cannot countenance this happening and in the event of ‘no-deal Brexit’, we must at a minimum, maintain the existing access and quota sharing arrangements until the end of 2019 as covered in the recent Commission’s proposal,” O’Donoghue added.“Whereas fish are mobile and know no borders nor bear any nationality, our trawlers don’t have this luxury and must obey boundaries and exclusion zones.“Our industry is standing on the edge of a precipice and everything that we have strived for and developed for generations is staring into the abyss“We’ve worked tirelessly on this for almost two years, we’ve achieved a great deal in terms of commitments in both the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration only to be now faced with this latest shambles in Westminster,” he said. “The situation is much too serious to be playing politics with the livelihoods of Irish fishermen.”‘A disorderly Brexit would damage Irish fisheries irreparably’ – KFO was last modified: March 13th, 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)Tags:Agriculture and FisheriesBrexitKFOKillybegslast_img read more

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isiZulu film a hit in Venice, Toronto

first_img17 September 2004Darrell Roodt’s “Yesterday”, the first ever feature-length film in isiZulu (with English subtitles), took its story of an HIV-positive mother deserted by her husband to the Venice and Toronto international film festivals this month – and triumphed at both venues.“Yesterday”, written and directed by Roodt and produced by Anant Singh and Helena Spring, was awarded the inaugural Human Rights Film Award at the 2004 Venice International Festival, which took place in the first week of September.A week later, “Yesterday” made its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it was chosen for a special screening along with another movie by Singh’s company Videovision Entertainment, “Red Dust” – and seven other South African films making up the festival’s national cinema programme, “South Africa: Ten Years Later”. ‘Red Dust’ rises in TorontoToronto celebrates SA film Singh announced from Toronto on Thursday that HBO Films had acquired “Yesterday” for distribution in the United States, where it will be released in January 2005 through Fine Line, the speciality film division of New Line Cinema, the company that produced and distributed the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy.Local praise for “Yesterday” has been echoed by international critics. Variety declared the film “a work of quiet power, universality and heart-rending compassion”, while The International Herald Tribune said “it is not only a moving film, but also an unexpectedly uplifting experience to watch”.“Yesterday”, currently on circuit in South Africa, is featured on the Top Ten Box Office list.Shot on location in the Bergville region of KwaZulu-Natal, “Yesterday” stars Leleti Khumalo of “Sarafina!” fame, Kenneth Kambule (“Backstage”, “Generations”, “I Dreamed Of Africa”), Harriet Lehabe, Camilla Walker and child star Lihle Mvelase.The film tells the story of a young mother, Yesterday, who discovers that she is HIV-positive. Her husband, a migrant mineworker, refuses to accept this, and Yesterday is left to fend for herself and her daughter, Beauty, hoping she will survive long enough to see Beauty go to school.“Even though the film is in isiZulu with English subtitles, we are confident that audiences will respond positively to ‘Yesterday’, as it is a universal story that takes one on a journey through one woman’s life and highlights her courage and determination to overcome insurmountable odds”, said Singh.“Yesterday” is the first feature film to have the support of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, which will use the film as a resource in its social development programme, especially in its HIV/Aids and education focus areas.“When Anant Singh approached us about the making of the film, we had no hesitation in responding”, Nelson Mandela Foundation chief executive John Samuel said before a gala screening of the film at the International Aids Conference in Bangkok in July. “You will see this evening that the story of Yesterday is a very simple yet powerful one.“In our fight against HIV/Aids, we need these kinds of stories which tell us about challenges, about difficulties and the tragedies”, Samuel said. “We also, at the same time, need stories that tell us about hope – and ‘Yesterday’ is about hope.“Mr Mandela has been full of praise for this film because he sees this as an important way of fighting the discrimination and stigma that is attached to the Aids pandemic.”The film was produced by Videovision Entertainment in association with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, M-Net, the National Film And Video Foundation, Distant Horizon and Exciting Films.Other South African films on show at the 2004 Venice International Film Festival were William Kentridge’s “Tide Table”, Ramadam Suleman’s “Zulu Love Letter”, and Angus Gibson, Andrew Dosunmu and Reboho Malatsi’s “Yizo Yizo”.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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