Given hangs up his international gloves after 125 caps

first_img Previous articleSF Cllr says Hogan must consider disposable income statsNext articleSoccer – Shay Given Announces International Retirement News Highland Pinterest Given hangs up his international gloves after 125 caps Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ News Ireland’s most capped player, Shay Given has announced his decision to retireme from international football.The 36-year-old won 125 caps for his country over a 16-year career.The Lifford man described it as “a most difficult decision” but has told the FAI that he would be willing to come out of retirement to help his country in the future if there is an emergency.Former team-mate, Kevin Kilbane says that Given was a joy to play with…[podcast][/podcast] Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH center_img By News Highland – August 14, 2012 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

Calls for the army on the streets ahead of Manorcunningham crime meeting

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Previous articleMan who assaulted two pregnant nurses in Altnagelvin A&E sent to prison for 5 monthsNext articleRSA issues Donegal warning as Met Eireann says snow could be on the way News Highland Twitter Google+ Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – February 10, 2014 News Facebook Calls for the army on the streets ahead of Manorcunningham crime meetingcenter_img WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook A public meeting has been called for Manorcunningham this Wednesday night in response to crime in the area.Over the last number of weeks a number of homes have been targeted, mostly occupied by older people who have been abused and robbed – in at least one incident a gun was used to threaten.Tony Morning, who owns a business in Drumoghill has called the meeting for the Manor Resource Centre on Wednesday night at 9pm.He says people are living in fear in their homes and action needs to be taken:[podcast][/podcast]last_img read more

OC LIFE 21 Completes First “Makerspace” LEGO Lab Thursday at OCPS

first_imgStudents from the OC Life 21 organization will unveil the first of their projects, the  “Lego Room”  in the Ocean City Primary School Library, which was constructed this past August.The Ocean City Life 21 Club is a new club at the primary school intended to teach the design process to students while maintaining free-choice and student exploration. The students were tasked with the challenge of improving the school and/or community. They could choose any topic, any project, anywhere. They were given complete freedom to pursue their ideas and design something from start to finish. The third graders of the primary school identified an under-utilized storage room in the library and wanted to transform it into a usable student space.They decided that a design lab, or “Makerspace,” would benefit the entire school community and would promote creativity, design, and ingenuity amongst the students. They conducted extensive research on school makerspaces and discovered that they are generally filled with craft-type materials like pipe-cleaners, glue, popsicle sticks and tape. They realized that filling their own makerspace with these non-reusable resources would be an issue, as the school would have to purchase the materials every year. They began to brainstorm ideas for sustainable resources that could be used as building materials year after year.The light bulb turned on, “LEGOS” shouted one of the students! LEGOS are a great reusable resource that can be used to build prototypes and they can be utilized over and over again. The kids took off with the idea and dubbed their new project, the “LEGO-Space.” They began drawing plans to map out what would be in the space and what materials they would need. They created a project proposal and even calculated an estimated budget.During this process they discovered a product called “Everblocks,” life-sized building bricks that are structurally stable enough to build full-scale chairs, tables, desks and even walls. They were perfect for the project and the students decided that they would use them to build most of the furniture in the room. Mr. Kohr and Mrs. DeVlieger, the club’s advisors, contacted the company and had them create a digital 3-D model of the room built with Everblocks. The project suddenly came to life. The kids finalized their plans and presented to Mr. Henry Rodrique, director of building and grounds, and Mr. Timothy Kelley, school business administrator. After receiving approval, they took their idea to the school board meeting on May 24th to present their project to the community.The official unveiling of the LEGO-Space is scheduled for September 7th, 2017 from 5:00PM – 7:00PM. The community is invited to the Ocean City Primary School Library to view the grand opening of this exciting and creative space for the students.last_img read more

Analysts project sharp drop in U.S. thermal coal exports through 2020

first_imgAnalysts project sharp drop in U.S. thermal coal exports through 2020 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Platts:U.S. thermal coal exports are set to drop as much as 20% by 2020 on the back of weaker seaborne prices, Seaport Global analysts said in a note published April 2.At current prices, “it’s really hard for most anyone in the U.S. to generate margins that make sense relative to domestic opportunities,” Senior Analyst Mark Levin and Senior Associate Analyst Nathan Martin wrote, adding that by 2020 they expect U.S. thermal coal export to fall by 15%-20%.While strength in prices in 2018 allowed producers to lock in tons for the first half of 2019, Seaport analysts still forecast an 8% year-over-year decline in total 2019 U.S. steam coal exports given the recent drop.Since the start of 2019, the Northern European delivered price has experienced a “quick and decisive fall” as European coal inventories have “swelled” due to warm weather, declining natural gas prices and an increase in Russian supplies on the back of a weak ruble and strong production, the report said.With the front-quarter Northern European delivered price of $67 per tonne near its lowest point since September 2016, it is down about 26% from the average front-quarter price of $91 per tonne in 2018, which allowed U.S. thermal exports to reach their highest level since 2012, according to the analysts.More: Seaport: U.S. thermal coal exports to fall up to 20% by 2020 on seaborne weaknesslast_img read more

Hotel Medora Auri received a gold award for sustainable business

first_imgMedora hotels from Podgora on the Makarska Riviera last week hosted the annual TUI Nordic Blue Star conference, which brought together more than 70 participants who arrived in Podgora from all over the world. It is important to point out that this is the first time that a Croatian hotel has been given the opportunity to organize this event, and most conference participants have never visited Croatia before. The TUI Nordic Blue Star concept is part of TUI Nordic’s offer, as well as its longest-lasting and most popular brand. All 37 hotels in Europe as well as 25 hotels in other world destinations in this concept have common characteristics – a variety of facilities and services for families and couples in facilities of categories 4 and 5 *, especially sustainability, environmental protection and modern technological solutions. During their stay in Medora hotels, the participants were presented the specialties of the local Dalmatian eno-gastronomic offer and could hear first hand about indigenous recipes and traditional ways of preparing meals, and all offered wines from Croatian producers were specially paired with each course. The annual conference was also an award ceremony for members of the Blue Star concept, and it was the host Hotel Medora that received the gold award for sustainable travel. “The gold award for the Medora Auri hotel in the “Sustainability” category is just a confirmation that the investment of energy and time in obtaining the Travelife certificate has paid off because our guests have recognized that Medora hotels care about the quality of service, satisfaction of guests and other users. respecting the interests of employees, the company, the local community, preserving the environment and managing resources. We are especially proud of winning the bronze award in the category “Overall impression of the hotel” because we confirmed this year’s competition, in which the gold and silver awards were won by two new 5 * hotels, a place among the leaders in service quality in international competitionSaid the President of the Management Board Zrinko Kamber. In addition to the stay in Podgora, the conference participants were organized a tour and introduction to the natural and cultural heritage of Makarska Riviera, a visit to other hotels in the TUI program and a working part where the management of TUI Nordica presented trends and goals in the future that will enable further growth and development Blue Star concept.last_img read more

Seniors set for hometown sendoff

first_imgBeginning today, three senior Badger women’s tennis players will get the opportunity to wrap up their NCAA careers at home in front of the eyes of family and friends. The Badgers have the opportunity to host the Big Ten Championship tournament that starts today and continues every day until the final round Sunday.“It means everything to me (that the tournament is in Madison),” senior co-captain Liz Carpenter said. “My whole family is flying out here to see me. It means that everyone gets to come out here and see me play in my last match.”Carpenter, co-captain Erin Jobe and Elizabeth Dolan are the three seniors who will be hanging it up after the Big Ten Championships.“You couldn’t ask for a better possible scenario,” Wisconsin women’s tennis coach Brian Fleishman said. “I mean, you’re playing your last collegiate match, you’re on home courts, I think it’s going work out in their favor. They have a lot of pride and they realize that this is it, so I think they’re going leave it on the court.”Carpenter, Jobe, and Dolan have all left huge marks on the Wisconsin women’s tennis program, which extend beyond the courts at Nielsen. All three were 2008 academic all-Big Ten members. Jobe was named a 2008 Wisconsin Athletic Board Scholar. Overall, though, their impact on the younger players on the team was indispensable.“All three of them have done a great job being role models, letting the younger players see how they conduct themselves,” Fleishman said. “I think they all have had a positive impact on those younger players.”Between the lines, the three Badger seniors have also been impressive. Dolan, who transferred to Wisconsin from the University of Illinois, played to a 3-2 singles record in her first full season playing with the Badgers. Dolan helped to round out Wisconsin’s singles rotation this past fall and spring. Jobe, who actually played some tennis in Bangkok in high school, was an Arthur Ashe Award recipient for 2008. Carpenter was the team’s No. 1 singles player, earning Wisconsin’s 2008 Team MVP award and was ranked as high as 25th in the Midwest region by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association at the beginning of this spring season.“[Dolan and Jobe] are both good friends of mine,” Carpenter said. “Erin Jobe was a captain of the team with me this year and we worked really great together. Elizabeth Dolan, despite having some injuries she had earlier, has worked really hard and is a great example for the younger ones on the team.”“Any time you lose three seniors all at once, it’s a huge loss,” Fleishman said. “I think (Carpenter) has come into her own her senior year. She’s played some great tennis and she’ll continue to play some great tennis on Thursday. The other two have done a great job in a supporting role on the team, accepting their positions as leaders.”It will be hard to replace firepower like that, but there is faith in the younger Badger women.“Everyone has a lot of heart,” Carpenter said. “We had a tough beginning (to the spring season), but we were all able to work through it. (The underclassmen) are ready to go, they’re ready to be a great team here in Madison.”Unfortunately, in the last match of the regular season, the Badgers were unable to hold off Ohio State for senior day. Ohio State, then ranked 39th in the country, was able to knock Wisconsin off the Top 75 ITA ranking. The Badgers played a close match, losing 3-4. However, by no means will Wisconsin hang their heads.“I think that match will affect us in a very positive way,” Fleishman said. “We did a great thing against a very, very, very good team. I think the girls realize now how close we are to being a good team.”Despite that encouragement, Wisconsin cannot look past their first round opponents in the tournament. The Badgers have a very good record against Iowa in the past few years but cannot get complacent.“We never underestimate anybody,” Fleishman said. “No matter what their record is; no matter what their ranking is. We go out there looking for a challenge and just battle on the court.”Carpenter, who will be staying a fifth year at Wisconsin to finish her studies and serve as an assistant coach to the tennis team, is trying to keep things in perspective as she heads into her final matches here.“I’m just taking in the moment,” Carpenter said. “I’m making sure that I’m having fun and competing to the best of my ability, knowing that I have nothing to lose now.”“I love Madison. I really enjoyed being able to be a part of a top university.”last_img read more