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Donegal Election 2019: Sinn Fein make history in Inishowen as Terry Crossan is elected

first_imgTerry Crossan has successfully been elected to the final seat in the Buncrana Electoral Area (south Inishowen).Crossan is the final person to be elected in the area with 1,098 of the votes and in doing so has made history for the party in Inishowen. He will now join returning Sinn Fein Councillors Jack Murray and Albert Doherty at the table in Inishowen EA, after Mickey Doherty (FG) lost his seat in the ninth count. The count brings a conclusion to the count in Inishowen, with the following candidates elected for south Inishowen.Terry CrossanJack MurrayRena Donaghey Paul CanningNicholas CrossanDonegal Election 2019: Sinn Fein make history in Inishowen as Terry Crossan is elected was last modified: May 26th, 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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Sleeper prospects you won’t find on Giants Top 10 list

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceGOODYEAR, Ariz.–MLB.com released its latest prospect rankings Monday and there’s no surprise what player ranks as the best in the San Francisco Giants farm system.Catcher Joey Bart, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2018 MLB Draft, is in his first big league camp and earning strong reviews for his work this spring.The new rankings list Bart as the franchise’s top prospect and the player with the best “power” tool in the …last_img read more

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Giving rhinos a voice through art

first_imgThe Crash of Rhinoceros is now a large-scale platform of conscious artwork, whereby the public can use the template – My Rhinoceros – to create their own rhino sculptures. A rhino installation made by several artists, launched at the Afrikaburn cultural festival in April 2012.(Images: Extinct) Joanna Orr’s hunting trophy head of a rhino, made from recyclable materials.(Image: Head on Design)Cadine PillayThrough her conscious art background, Cape Town-based artist Nix Davies is doing her bit to help fight the current plight of South Africa’s rhino population, which continues to drop in large numbers because of rampant poaching.Crash of Rhinoceros is an initiative started by Davies that aims to create awareness about rhino poaching and the dangers faced by the animals on a daily basis. EXTINCT, a collection of rhino sculptures made by several artists who worked with her, launched at the annual Afrikaburn cultural festival in April.The exhibition consisted of life-size artworks modelled in the shape of the rhino and displayed across the Karoo desert, where Afrikaburn is usually held.Conscious art is art with a voice. “It is about adding value to the making and understanding of the art by increasing our awareness of what we are doing, the context in which we make art, and the motivations that produce art,” says Davies.The name serves its intended purpose of creating a sense of disturbing awe.Getting people involvedThe idea of EXTINCT came about when Davies decided earlier in 2012 to educate Western Cape pupils about the danger faced by rhinos. A larger collaborative movement grew from this, with other artists, teachers, conservationists and members of the public coming on board to expand the work.The rhino sculptures soon found homes in various public spaces, such as schools, shopping complexes, beaches and tourist sites including Table Mountain.Davies’s vision for Crash of Rhinoceros, however, does not end at the viewing of sculptures by the public. The aim is for the movement to be adopted by artists in other countries as well. Through a template called My Rhinoceros, which varies in size, anyone wishing to build their own rhino sculpture can do so. Australia and Taiwan have already taken to the movement, and several of the artworks have been spotted in those countries.The template is made out of X-core board, a type of fibreboard made of recycled materials, and widely used in the construction industry. Through EXTINCT’s Facebook page, interested parties can learn how to build their own rhinos from scratch.“It will raise the conscious awareness of the long-term effects of our actions as humans,” said Davies of the global movement.She plans to extend the installation internationally by linking with artists, activists and conservation groups in other countries.The hunting trophyOne artist who has extended the efforts of EXTINCT through her own work is Joanna Orr, who started a graphic and web-design company called Head on Design. Orr’s company produces its own range of rhino sculptures, in the style of hunting trophies mounted on the wall.The sculptures are made from recycled material similar to that of the Crash of Rhinoceros works, and funds from their sale are channelled to anti-poaching projects.Orr uses either tanned upholstery or suede leathers in a wide range of colours, or X-core board in white, with some of the trophies colourfully decorated with paintings by local artists. Buyers of the rhino sculptures get to choose which organisation their money will go to.Each design takes around a month to create and perfect, the process starting with a sketch of the head at different angles to get a feel for the three-dimensional form.Sculptures are similar in size to that of the actual animal.last_img read more

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Juveniles in Correctional Facilities to Benefit from New Programme

first_img Juveniles within State correctional facilities will benefit from mentorship, skills training and job placement under a new youth empowerment and reintegration programme being undertaken by the Government.Dubbed the ‘WE TRANSFORM’ programme, the initiative will target 272 children, aged 12 to 17 years, who are on remand or serving a sentence within the four juvenile centres operated by the Department of Correctional Services (DCS).These are the South Camp Juvenile Remand and Correctional Centre, Kingston; Rio Cobre Juvenile Correctional Centre, St. Catherine; Hill Top Juvenile Correctional Centre, St. Ann; and the Metcalfe Street Secure Juvenile Remand Centre, Kingston.Launched during a ceremony at the Police Officers’ Club in Kingston, yesterday (June 20), the programme aims to equip the children in these facilities with the requisite skill sets, character, attitude and support to become productive law-abiding citizens.In his address, Minister of National Security, Hon. Robert Montague, explained that the programme is one of the “out-of-the-box strategies which we know will contribute to the reduction in the youth offending and reoffending, and, by extension, crime in Jamaica”.“My Ministry believes that each of these young persons deserves a second chance in life. We are committed to helping our young offenders to get back on the right side of the law and remain there,” he said.For his part, State Minister for National Security, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr., noted that the programme “is the dream coming true for us to be able to establish programmes which allow us to continue the restoration of our youth to transform our country”.“We hope it will become a flagship programme in the Ministry, one of the more strategic (inputs) for us to advance our youth rehabilitation initiatives,” he said.He stressed that crucial to the success of the programme is support from all stakeholders, including the private sector, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), international partners, churches, parents and other interest groups.In the meantime, State Minister for Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, welcomed the programme, noting the importance of restoration and reintegration when treating with young offenders.“We must be focused on transforming our children who come into contact with our correctional service, and, despite the circumstances, we must all believe that our children can be transformed,” he said.The programme, which begins immediately, will be implemented in two phases.Phase one will include youth engagement in innovative training in academics, vocational education, employability and life skills; and a mentorship and internship/job placement programme.This phase will also involve a segment on healthy lifestyle, where young offenders will be engaged in life skills training in substance abuse, reproductive health and other health-related matters.A major activity under this phase is an annual competition and exposition to be held July 26, where the youth will be allowed to showcase their talents. Another highlight is mentorship days for boys and girls on November 4 and 25, respectively. Activities on those days will include a football tournament and a pageant.Phase two will involve parent engagement and training, including parenting workshops; and staff capacity building through training exercises.Among the major sponsors are the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund, Jamaica Public Service (JPS), Jamaica Money Market Brokers (JMMB), Tastee, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).So far, $12.5 million has been provided in cash and kind by sponsors and contributors towards implementation of the project. Dubbed the ‘WE TRANSFORM’ programme, the initiative will target 272 children, aged 12 to 17 years, who are on remand or serving a sentence within the four juvenile centres operated by the Department of Correctional Services (DCS). The programme, which begins immediately, will be implemented in two phases. Phase one will include youth engagement in innovative training in academics, vocational education, employability and life skills; and a mentorship and internship/job placement programme. Juveniles within State correctional facilities will benefit from mentorship, skills training and job placement under a new youth empowerment and reintegration programme being undertaken by the Government. Story Highlightslast_img read more

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