Castlefinn NotesCoffee MorningA coffee morning in aid of the Syrian Refugee Crisis will be held in St. Vincent de Paul Drop In Centre on Friday 25th September from 10am-2pm. Any donations of home baking would be much appreciated, contact Siobhan Mc Kee or Edel Meenan on 087-2300821.Please come and support. Everyone welcome. Doneyloop Youth Club LtdThe Annual General Meeting of Doneyloop Youth Club Ltd will be held in the Youth Club premises,Doneloop on Wednesday 23rd September 2015 at 8:00pm,Everyone is welcome.Community Employment Scheme: Doneyloop/Castlefinn Youth Clubs (Donegal Youth Service)Are you currently unemployed: on the live register for at least a year, 25years or over. Would you like the opportunity to work with the young people in Doneyloop/Castlefinn Youth Clubs, if yes please contact Lee Stephenson, CE supervisor, Donegal Youth Service, Tel 074-9129630 for more information. Jiving ClassesAlways wanted to jive? Now’s your chance. Jiving classes starting in the CPI Centre on Tuesday 15th September from 8pm-9pm and running for 10 weeks, these classes are being organised by Castlefinn Celtic. Classes also starting on Monday 21st September in Donoughmore N.S. Liscooley ,class time 7:30pm-8:30pm.Walking groupCastlefinn Walking Group is starting back on Wednesday 16th September at 10:30pm.Everyone welcome and bring a friend!Computers Anyone interested in computers skills, the following courses will be run in the CPI subject to demand. All courses are FETAC accredited-Beginners-Internet skills-Word processing For more information please contact CPI on 074-9143976Castlefinn 50+ ClubCastlefinn 50+club meeting will take place on Thursday 17th September at 7:30pm in the Drop In Centre ,Diamond. New members welcome.Finn Valley CE Project LtdFinn Valley CE project CES are recruiting eligible participants, vacancies are for environmental workers in Castlefinn and Killygordon. If you are long term unemployed and in receipt of UB/UA or one parent family payment for one year or longer. Apply to the Finn Valley Community Employment Project Office @074-9193770 E-mail email@example.com for more informationWhistLadies: 1st Kathleen Mc Cay, Strabane172,2nd Molly O Hare,Strabane166, 3rd Geraldine Vambeck, Lifford162Gents: 1st Francie Curran, Castlefinn165 2nd David O Donnell, Letterkenny164, 3rd Tommy Murphy, Letterkenny1601st Half: Willie Meehan, Castlefinn872nd Half: Adrian Mc Connell, Raphoe84Snowball begins next week again €140 for 179 or better. Everyone welcome to St Marys Hall at 8:30pm every Wednesday.If you would like any information included in the weekly notes, please contact CPI Office on047-9143976 or call into centre.DD LOCAL: CASTLEFINN COMMUNITY TO HOST COFFEE MORNING FOR REFUGEE CRISIS was last modified: September 15th, 2015 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:Castlefinn notes
A group of up to sixteen asylum-seekers are to arrive in Donegal today.The group, made up of a number of families, will be housed in Portsalon House.The group are not part of the Direct Provision scheme but are seeking emergency accommodation. There are concerns locally that the influx of people in the locality will stretch local services.Buses will be provided to the people to access shopping in Letterkenny, etc.However, no other details of where the people are from have been released.Group of asylum-seekers to arrive in Donegal today was last modified: July 16th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:asylum seekersdonegalPortsalon
SAN FRANCISCO — It was the offensive breakthrough every player on the Giants’ roster and every member of the team’s fan base has been longing for.It just happened to come when the club’s starting pitching fell apart.The Giants finished a 3-3 road trip Thursday with a 12-11 loss to the Rockies at Coors Field just days after opening their journey away from Oracle Park with a 12-11 victory over the Reds at the Great American Ball Park.Manager Bruce Bochy’s club erased three separate four-run …
National Geographic News has taken the announcement that McGivern’s team failed to get a permit to search Mt. Ararat (see 04/26/2004 headline) as an opportunity to question all searches and the historicity of Noah’s flood. They questioned the character and motives of the search team and its guide, and quoted a historian who called the search for Noah’s Ark “fringe archaeology.” The article recalled previous claims that turned out to be hoaxes, doubted the ability to detect an artificial structure from space, and discounted the story of a world-wide flood in the Bible (unless the Black Sea Flood fit the bill; see 08/22/2003 and 04/21/2001 headlines). “Most geologists seem to agree that it would probably be impossible for a ship to make landfall at an altitude of 15,000 feet (4,570 meters),” said Stefan Lovgren, author of the article.This illustrates the damage that can be done by pre-announcing a discovery before any facts are gathered. The satellite photo McGivern had was much too vague. Whether his guide is a man of integrity or not could have been moot if he indeed was able to lead them to a ship on the mountain. Lacking proof, one has no science, just hypothesis and suggestive leads. When the promised evidence doesn’t arrive after the media fanfare, the opponents can have a field day. This fiasco could hurt future attempts to explore the mountain. It’s not McGivern’s fault that the Turkish government refused his request for a permit, but every would-be explorer can learn a lesson from this episode. In a rare show of wisdom, wicked old King Ahab warned his enemy, “Let not the one who puts on his armor boast like the one who takes it off” (I Kings 20:11). Next time, keep away from the press until you’ve got the goods in hand. That goes for you, too, National Geographic (see 03/18/2003 headline). For a wealth of material, photos and news on the search for Noah’s Ark, see NoahsArkSearch.com.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Unverferth Manufacturing Co., Inc., announces the Buyer’s Bucks reward program for purchasers of its brands of new grain carts from July 1, 2015 through Dec. 31, 2015. Purchasers of Brent, Killbros, Parker and Unverferth grain carts during this time period will earn up to $3,000 in Buyer’s Bucks toward future purchases of select Unverferth-manufactured brands of products including high-capacity grain wagons, sprayers, seed tenders, header transports and Rolling Harrow, Ripper-Stripper, Ripper Roller, Zone-Builder and Ripper-Bedder tillage products.The Buyer’s Bucks coupon amounts are $3,000 for 1,500- through 2,000-bushel capacity carts, $2,000 for 1,100- to 1,300-bushel capacity carts and $1,000 for carts with 500-1,000+ bushel capacity. Registered purchasers will automatically receive a Buyer’s Bucks coupon good in the appropriate amount. The coupon can be redeemed on future purchases of a wide range of products from July 1, 2015 through Dec. 31, 2016, and will be deducted from the dealer and buyer established price on a future purchase. Complete details are available at the nearest grain cart dealer or by visiting Unverferth.com.
Two millitants, soldier killed in KashmirTwo militants and an off-duty soldier were killed in separate incidents in Kashmir on Saturday. The police said the militants were killed after they ambushed an Army patrol at Pinjora in Shopian. Preliminary reports suggest that Rahil Rashid Sheikh from Ganderbal’s Nunner Ganderbal was among the dead. Locals identified the other militant as Bilal Ahmad, a resident of Keegam. Meanwhile, suspected militants shot dead an Army man at his home in Warpora Sopore in Baramulla district. A soldier with the J&K Light Infantry, Muhammad Rafeeq Yatoo was on leave.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry smiles during practice for the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors in Toronto, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Game 1 of the NBA Finals is Thursday in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Dynasty versus dinosaurs.The Golden State Warriors’ road to a fifth straight NBA Finals has detoured to a new destination — and this one requires a passport.ADVERTISEMENT The Toronto Raptors, a team that arrived in the NBA 24 years ago as the dinosaur-logoed basketball franchise in a hockey-loving country, have finally made it to the championship round and will host Game 1 on Thursday night.It’s the first time the finals will be played outside the U.S., a refreshing change after a record four straight seasons of the same matchup.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“Different for us obviously, having been in Cleveland four straight years, but this is more the rule. That was the exception,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “You’re not supposed to go to the finals four straight years and you’re definitely not, if you’re lucky enough to do that, you’re not supposed to play the same team four straight years.“This is more what the finals normally feel like, where you’re going against a team you frankly don’t know that well and that you haven’t seen that often over the previous few years.” Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Stephen Curry lived in Toronto when his father Dell played for the Raptors at the end of his career, but otherwise it’s a new feeling even for these Warriors, who are one of the most championship-experienced teams in NBA history.They joined the Boston Celtics from 1957-66 as the only teams to reach five straight NBA Finals, and are trying to become the first team to win three consecutive titles since the Los Angeles Lakers of 2000-02.Besides facing a different opponent for the first time during their run, the Warriors won’t have the luxury of starting the series at home for the first time. They also won’t have Kevin Durant for at least one more game, though none of that rattles a team that has played in 22 finals games in the last four years.“We have been here before,” Curry said. “We understand the hoopla and the pandemonium around the finals and how different things are when it comes to just the schedule and the vibe. So we have seen a lot and we’ll be ready for it.”The Raptors are new to this stage, but their players aren’t. Kawhi Leonard was MVP of the 2014 NBA Finals, when he and Danny Green won a title with San Antonio. Serge Ibaka made it to the finals with Oklahoma City in 2012, and even players such as Kyle Lowry and Marc Gasol have played in Olympic finals.ADVERTISEMENT “Every possession from the jump ball,” he said, “competing, communicating, solving issues as we face them. Do not overreact to whatever.”ROOKIE RUNSKerr won a championship four years ago in his first season as an NBA head coach and now Nick Nurse can do the same. He was promoted last year after the Raptors fired Dwane Casey, and earlier in his career had been a head coach in both the NBA Development League and the British Basketball League.THREE-PEAT FOR NO. 3?Another title would be the Warriors’ seventh and move them into third place in NBA history behind only the Celtics (17) and Lakers (16).100 PERCENTCurry, already the career leading in NBA Finals 3-pointers, needs two more to reach the century mark.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? 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So you just go out there and play hard and live with the results.”The Raptors had already moved away from their purple uniforms with the red dinosaur, and their reputation as a loser is extinct, too. They have won 50 games in four straight seasons and have the best record in the East over the last seven, but couldn’t get over the hump until this year, thanks largely to the acquisition of Leonard last summer.He hit the winning shot in Game 7 of the second round and then led Toronto’s charge back from a 2-0 deficit against Milwaukee in the conference finals to win four straight against the team with the NBA’s best record.They made history just by bringing the finals to Canada and the doorstep of their rowdy fans in Jurassic Park . But Lowry has more in mind.“For me it’s all about winning, and when you get to the point where you make it to the NBA Finals, you won but you still got more to do,” he said. “So getting here doesn’t do anything but getting here. We still want to try to win this.”Some other things to know abou the NBA Finals:WOUNDED WARRIORSDeMarcus Cousins (torn left quadriceps) may be ready to return but it could be a little longer for Durant (strained right calf). Kerr said the two-time NBA Finals MVP, already ruled out for Game 1, hasn’t practiced and would have to do so before returning.STRONG STARTERSGolden State has won 12 straight Game 1s, including all four in the NBA Finals since 2015, and Gasol was asked for Toronto’s key to getting the series off to a good start.