Birthdays stores in Strabane and Omagh to close

first_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Birthdays stores in Strabane and Omagh to close 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Facebook WhatsApp Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR More than half of stores operated by Clinton Cards in Northern Ireland are to close.The company runs 30 stores in Northern Ireland, including 16 in the Birthdays chain which is closing.Clinton Cards, which is the biggest card retailer in the UK, went into administration last week.Adminstrators Zolfo Cooper said that it has “regrettably” decided to close about 350 stores of its total of 784 across the UK.Among the closures are all stores branded as Birthdays as well as about 200 Clinton Cards shops.There are Birthdays stores in Strabane and Omagh, It is not yet clear whether these outlets will affected by the closures. Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Pinterest News Previous articleAppeal for blood donations in DungloeNext article33-year-old man appears in court charged with €1 million drug seizure in Derry News Highland Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week By News Highland – May 17, 2012 Google+ WhatsApp Google+last_img read more

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SOUTHCOM Commander visits Colombia and Honduras, Strengthens Cooperative Ties

first_imgBy Dialogo February 02, 2016 U.S. Navy Admiral Kurt W. Tidd, Commander, U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), returned to Miami on Friday, January 22nd, after visiting Colombia and Honduras. During the trip, Adm. Tidd also visited Honduras, where he met with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández, Honduran Military leaders, and U.S. Ambassador to Honduras James D. Nealon. Also while in Honduras, Adm. Tidd’s itinerary included a stop at Joint Task Force-Bravo at Soto Cano Air Base to meet with U.S. service members serving there.center_img This was his first visit to the region since assuming command of SOUTHCOM on January 14th. In Colombia, Adm. Tidd met with civilian and Military leadership to reinforce SOUTHCOM’s relationship with partners there. last_img read more

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Blaine O’ Brien into European Junior Quarter-Finals

first_imgThe Clonmel fighter joined Shane Flavin, Aaron McKenna and Terry McEntee in the quarter-finals in Anapa, after an impressive win this afternoon.O’ Brien recorded a unanimous decision against Moldova’s Dmitiri Gumen in their Last 16 bout and will step into the ring for his next fight on Wednesday, which is against Bulgaria’s Georgi Traikov.last_img

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Gary Neville expects Manchester City to win appeal against ‘hopeless’ UEFA

first_imgGary NevilleLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Gary Neville has backed Manchester City to win an appeal against a two-season ban from European competition imposed by a “hopeless” UEFA.European football’s governing body announced on Friday that City has been banned from continental competition for two seasons for what UEFA said were “serious” financial fair-play breaches between 2012 and 2016.English Premier League champions City, who were also fined 30 million euros ($32.5 million), responded quickly to say they would appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).And former Manchester United defender Neville believes City’s legal challenge will prove successful.“I think City will beat UEFA. UEFA, I have no faith in them whatsoever,” Sky Sports pundit Neville told the broadcaster on Monday.“I think essentially they are a hopeless organisation who will just apply what would be erratic disciplinary sanctions for different things and I think City will beat them in the courts.”Neville added: “I think it will get stuck in the courts for some time, but I think City will win in the end.”Jamie Carragher, a fellow Sky broadcaster, questioned the timing of UEFA’s decision given Pep Guardiola’s City face Spanish giants Real Madrid in the first leg of their last-16 tie in the Champions League later this month. “I can’t believe they are in the competition now. What would happen if City win this competition this season?,” said the former Liverpool defender.“They are the favourites for it, one of the best teams in Europe and it would make a mockery of the competition.”Carragher added: “UEFA will be desperate for Man City to get beat by Real Madrid, absolutely desperate. Can you imagine people from UEFA having to give the cup in Istanbul to a Man City player?“The first question Pep would get asked after the game is it a fake win? They will be asked questions about the merits of the club and competition. They are in the competition now and if they win it, it will almost be tainted.“I think for UEFA, they should have either took Man City out of the competition right now or left this decision until the end of the season.”******URNShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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GOLF NEWS: LETTERKENNY LADIES CLUB NOTES

first_imgWell done Bridie Gildea and Kay Kelly for winning the Daily Mail competition on Saturday. The winning ladies go forward to represent Letterkenny in this competition which has always been popular with our club members. The draw for the first round will take place in early February when Kay and Bridie will find out which club they meet. Good luck to you both.Weather permitting, the annual Drive-In will take place on Sunday 3rd February when Lady Captain Sandra, Mr. Captain Henry and Mr. President Barry will take their first official drives of their year in office and will launch us into our Centenary golfing season. Entries and draw will take place at 10am while you enjoy refreshments (supplied by the lovely ladies) and the drive-in will commence at 11am. Even if you are not playing because you can’t, you don’t or because you think you shouldn’t (its for everyone – so don’t think that!) – come along and support. Entry fee for the golf competition includes a plate of food in the bar afterwards so come and enjoy.Don’t forget that annual subscriptions are now due and that all members who supplied an email address will have received their bills by this method of distribution. Please contact Dermot Condon should you have any queries regarding subscriptions and don’t forget that there is a free draw for those members who have signed up before the end of January – you could win your 2014 subscription. The popular Bingo afternoon is organised for Sunday 24th February so keep that date free. Quack, quack.Used mobile phones are still needed to get us to the magic number of 250 so that we can get a defibrillator for the club so if you have any lying around, please leave them into the collection box in the front hall.And the really good news is that your diligent ladies PRO won the Irish Cancer Society’s hamper in the pro shop – yum, yum!!Don’t forget the book club, the Friday night quiz and Wednesday night cards – we are a very active club…..   GOLF NEWS: LETTERKENNY LADIES CLUB NOTES was last modified: January 28th, 2013 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:Letterkenny Ladies Golf Club noteslast_img read more

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Roemmich Selected to NFCA Midwest All-Region Second Team

first_imgRoemmich played in 49 games, including starting the final 38 games at shortstop, in her first season. The local product from West Des Moines Valley set the table for Drake’s offense in the leadoff spot with a team-leading .380 batting average. Roemmich raised her play in Missouri Valley Conference action with a .432 batting average, which ranked second in the league. For the season, Roemmich had a team-leading 11 doubles, 52 hits and .481 on-base percentage and was second in runs scored with 26. In the field, she tallied a .967 fielding percentage along with 79 putouts, 102 assists and committed just six errors. Roemmich garnered All-MVC Second Team accolades for her breakout freshman season. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Freshman Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa) of the Drake University softball team has been selected to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Midwest All-Region Second Team, the association announced on Thursday, May 18. The all-region selections honor softball student-athletes from the NFCA’s 10 regions with first, second and third team selections. NFCA member coaches from each respective region voted on the teams, and all the honorees now become eligible for selection to the 2017 NFCA Division I All-American squads. 667 student-athletes from 175 programs received 2017 NFCA Division I All-Region accolades.   Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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New Hollywood film to honour brave Donegal soldiers

first_imgBased on a true story, ‘The Seige of Jadotville’ centers around the capture of Irish U.N. soliders, 11 of which were from Donegal, during the Katanga conflict in Central Africa in 1961.The title role will be played by Jamie Dornan, and early reviews of the film are strong, scoring a massive 9/10 on IMDB.comLaghey native Kevin Brodbin co-wrote the script with Declan Power, whose book titled ‘The Siege at Jadotville: The Irish Army’s Forgotten Battle’ inspired the film. A total of 155 Irish soldiers were deployed to Central Africa, 11 of whom were from Donegal; James Gormley (Ballyshannon), Harry Hegarty, Michael McDermott, the late William George Duffy, the late James Harper, the late Patrick Gildea, Leo Boland, the late Patrick Nicell, the late Seamus O’Kane, the late Sean Kerr, and Robert Bradley.The true story The early 1960s was an unstable period for the region as in 1960 Katanga split off from Patrice Lumumba’s Congolese government, establishing their own under Moise Tshombe.The Seige of Jadotville happened in 1961 during the United Nations intervention in the conflict when a group of Irish soldiers were attacked by Tshombe’s troops while at mass.The Irish soldiers were scantily armed, yet managed to resist the assault for six days, before being forced to surrender after ammunition and other supplies depleted.Comdt. Pat QuinlanThanks to the quick-thinking of Comdt. Pat Quinlan, he made his soldiers dig trenches – keeping them out of harms way.Not one of Comdt. Quinlan’s men perished.The soldiers were held as Prisoners of War for a month, however none were harmed.This was the last instance that Irish and Swedish troops were involved in hostile action for the United Nations Operation in the Congo. 55th anniversaryThe soldiers were honored by Defence Minister Paul Kehoe earlier this month, as September 2016 marks the 55th anniversary of the Seige.The Minister presented a Unit Citation to the men in recognition of their bravery and heroism.A copy of the Citation was presented to each member or next-of-kin of the Unit. This is the first time a Unit Citation has been awarded within the Defence Forces.In marking this unique occasion, Minister Kehoe has also commissioned an insignia recognising the professional performance of the men of “A” company.Minister Kehoe said; “The United Nations Operation in Congo was the first peacekeeping mission in which significant numbers of Irish soldiers took part. A total of 6,000 Irish soldiers served in the Congo from 1960 until 1964 and I want to take the opportunity to recall the contribution of all who served in the various Irish contingents over the course of this long Mission”“Ireland can be justifiably proud of all our brave men and women who have contributed to the cause of peace and security. Our continued participation in United Nations missions illustrates the very positive and practical difference that small countries, like Ireland, can make in the world’s trouble spots.”.New Hollywood film to honour brave Donegal soldiers was last modified: September 25th, 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)last_img read more

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Serena Williams announces baby’s birth

first_imgGo ahead and add another title to Serena Williams’ collection: Mom.The tennis star announced via social media on Wednesday that she gave birth to a girl named Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.Williams posted about her baby on Instagram and Twitter accounts and is heard saying in a video, “We had a lot of complications, but look what we’ve got.”The 35-year-old Williams said in late December that she was engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Williams wrote Wednesday that their …last_img read more

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GPS fencing to be highlighted at Ohio Sheep Day

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Farm dogs can be very important to livestock operations for the purposes of predator control, but they can also be a source of headaches and additional expense when fences fail to keep them contained.A farm dog ending up in places other than where they are needed is an all-too-familiar problem that those in the livestock industry deal with. Finding a way to keep those farm protectors inside set boundaries, like an invisible fence, is often not economically feasible when those boundaries are measured in acres.That may not be the case anymore, as now, the same technology that maps out travels plans and keeps farm equipment heading in a straight line is being used to keep a farm’s four-legged predator defense system from venturing off of the homestead.This GPS containment system is one of the ideas that will be highlighted at the 2015 Ohio Sheep Day at Jim and Denise Percival’s Schoolhouse Shropshires farm in Xenia on July 11.“Essentially, each dog that would be on the system (up to 10) would wear a GPS collar which communicates directly with GPS satellites,” said Brandon Baker, Sales Supervisor with Invisible Fence of Dayton and Columbus West. “The central base station, which is mounted to a structure on the property, increases the accuracy of the fence to three feet of the selected boundaries.”Setting up the perimeter of the GPS fencing system begins with software that utilizes Google Maps that electronically plots out points to set preferred boundaries. Those points can be changed or customized as the farm’s situation may change.When you compare the GPS option to the conventional underground wire fencing, there is a point where the newer, high-tech choice is more cost effective.“The underground wire systems typically cover areas as small as a quarter of an acre or less up to fifteen acres or so,” Baker said. “Because of the GPS system’s size requirements, we generally like to start with properties that are five acres and above and there is no upward limit as to how many acres we can cover, we could put a boundaries around the entire U.S. if we wanted to.”When a wired system is installed on 10 to 15 acres, the cost would be the equivalent of what the new GPS technology would run. The unit’s price point is around the $3,000 mark, including the equipment, installation and training.“We take the time to teach dogs that will be on the GPS system how their new collars work, how to find their boundaries using the collar and how to respond properly by stopping, turning around and backing away when they come too close to the boundaries,” Baker said.The Percival’s, who have over 40 years in the sheep industry and currently have 65 brood ewes in Greene Country, are putting this new fencing technology to use. Keeping their two Great Pyrenees dogs close by is important to their bottom-line.“Our dogs do a really good job at controlling predators in our area,” Jim Percival said. “Most recently we have found that black vultures are an issue and our Great Pyrenees are great for those as well.”Great Pyrenees, by nature, have a wide range of ground they like to protect. Sometimes for Percival, that meant his dogs were getting a bit too far away from where they were needed the most.“Since we had the new GPS containment system put in, when the dogs get within 30 feet of one of their boundaries, it stops them and turns them around,” Percival said. “Before we installed the new system, our oldest dog would not only protect our livestock, but everyone else’s within a three-mile radius. Now, he stays put and hasn’t left the farm at all.”Recently, Percival was introduced to the folks in Tennessee that developed the GPS technology and once he was sold on the idea, he called Invisible Fence to start the process.“It was very, very easy to implement,” Percival said. “They came by with their computers and pulled up the county auditor’s website, then they set up the perimeter of our farm and put in the points we wanted and drew straight lines about 30 feet off of the property line to adjust for the satellite ranges and we were all set.”As with any new technology added to an operation, the start-up cost may be the hardest bite to swallow, but Percival sees the GPS system paying for itself once he takes into account the lambs he may be saving from keeping his dogs close by.“Since we have implemented this new system, we have not lost any lambs to predators,” Percival said. “This past winter, we did have some coyotes starting to come around and our dogs and donkey chased them off before any harm was done.”In the future this technology has the potential of being used on larger animals, not only to keep them within a certain area, but to also track each individual animal to know their location at any given time.Percival is getting his farm prepped for Ohio Sheep Day and he is not only proud to host the event on his farm, but he says this is a great opportunity for his part of the state.“This is the first year that I recall the event coming to southwest Ohio,” Percival said. “There are a lot of small sheep breeders in this area and we wanted to give them the opportunity to learn about some of the new ideas that make our industry better.”The topic of predator control and management is where the new GPS technology will fit in the event’s program. The day will also include helpful tips for those just getting started in the sheep business and some discussions about manure management, which is a topic that is front and center in Ohio.Bob Hendershot will be on hand to hold a forage clinic on Percival’s alfalfa fields, and the topics of approved EQIP practices for sheep farms, basic sheep management practices, lambing barn arrangements and proper selection of sheep equipment will also be covered.Registration for the 2015 Ohio Sheep Day on July 11th is $15 for Ohio Sheep Improvement Association members and $25 for non-members and includes lunch.For additional information on the event visit OhioSheep.org.last_img read more

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Geocaching Quick Quiz: Geocache or Log?

first_imgDid you guess right?For a look behind the scenes at more creative geocache containers and ideas, visit Shop Geocaching and check out the Creative Geocaches video below. What is the most camouflaged geocache container you’ve come across? Tell us about it in the comments.Share with your Friends:More To reveal the answers…Just.Scroll.Down.… It’s a question geocachers face almost everyday on the geocaching trail, is that a geocache or log? Check out the image below of three logs and a stick. Do you best geocaching detective work. Can you crack the case?Logs or geocaches?? You’re.Almost.There.The answers revealed! Are you a geocaching cache detecting superstar? SharePrint RelatedGeocaching Quick Quiz: Name that LingoNovember 14, 2013In “7 Souvenirs of August”A Geocaching Beginner’s Guide – Geocache Container PicturesJanuary 26, 2013In “Française”Sometimes Geocaching Makes You Go… — Nuts (GC41D4C) — Geocache of the WeekOctober 10, 2013In “Community”last_img read more

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