CHARITY: MASSIVE CROWD EXPECTED FOR FIRST EVER ZUMBA CONCERT IN DONEGAL!

first_imgCHARITY: A massive crowd is expected to descend on Donegal Town next month for the FIRST EVER ZUMBA gig at The Abbey Hotel.The event has been organised by Donegal ZUMBA teacher Neil McHugh who has a dance school in Barcelona.  The event has been organised to raise money for a Children’s Charity in Belarus.The video above showcases one of Neil McHugh’s dance classes on a beach in Barcelona!ZUMBA has become hugely popular all across Ireland – and has been described as one of the most fun ways to become fit, healthy and active.Ahead of Neil’s concert in The Abbey Hotel he posted the following on his Facebook timeline. “Well guys, it’s finally arrived – the time to do a ZUMBA gig – have been asked a lot of times so here it is – THE ABBEY HOTEL on Tuesday 1 Dec at 7:45pm!“I wanted to do this for a while now, so then this chance came up while I’m at home – so we decided to do it with some encouragement from some good friends! 🙂“This will be a great night’s craic so trust to se you ALL there!“So come and enjoy me. As usual the great entertainer on stage and also Julia who really is the dancer perform our routines and have you all dancing and having a laugh.“It will be an electric atmosphere.Admission for the concert is €5 – while it’s FREE for children. All money raised is for charity – so save the date and make sure to attend what promises to be a superb night on December 1st.For more details and info check out their Facebook page.https://www.facebook.com/events/1659482194297415/CHARITY: MASSIVE CROWD EXPECTED FOR FIRST EVER ZUMBA CONCERT IN DONEGAL! was last modified: November 20th, 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:Featuresnewslast_img read more

Donegal Gardai issue new phone scam warning

first_imgDonegal Gardai have issued a new phone scam warning.Local Gardai have been informed of a scam being operated by people claiming to be working on behalf of Eir broadband.Once again the bogus callers are asking people for their personal bank details. Gardai have revealed that the latest scam number begins with the numbers 07158.A Garda spokesman said “Please be cautious and again, never give personal details out over the phone. Genuine Eir broadband services do not call requesting personal details over the phone.“Hang up and take note of the number if possible.”And they pleaded with members of the public across the county to keep them informed of any possible scams doing the rounds. “Let your local Gardaí know if you receive a scam call as we can warn others if/when a new scam type comes to light,” said a spokesman.Donegal Gardai issue new phone scam warning was last modified: August 24th, 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:broadbanddonegaleirphonescamlast_img read more

Remembering why we commemorate June 16 with BOOK IBHONI

first_imgRemembering why we stop and commemorate June 16 – is Brand South Africa’s Youth month digital campaign for 2018. The campaign is angled at reminding young people to not only acknowledge June 16 as public holiday reduced to parties and copious drinking but to pay tribute to the school children who lost their lives during the 1976 uprisings in Soweto.The campaign is a reaffirmation that there are young people today who will become the leaders of tomorrow, who’ve taken up the baton left behind by the class of ‘76 and continue to play their part in fighting for their rights to ensure a better South Africa for the future.Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part ambassador, Mpumelelo Mtintso, a 29-year-old social creative entrepreneur, from Soweto, is one such young leader, who has never forgotten the meaning of June 16. He is determined to find solutions for a better tomorrow.“I believe there is a creative solution for each and every problem in the world. I expressed my desire to become an entrepreneur at a young age, but only made my first real move in 2014 when I started a creative agency called FRONT ROW SEAT MEDIA. It was about merging street fashion with street football, creating a platform for young people to showcase their fashion design skills and also to be active”, said Mpumelelo Mtintso.Mtintso has never looked back and in 2016 he started a creative tour company called BOOK IBHONI. BOOK IBHONI is a tour company with a difference, offering discounted bicycle tours when you donate a book or two. The collected books are donated to community libraries in need. The main objective of BOOK IBHONI is to give kids access to books they wouldn’t normally have.“Our vision is to influence a lot of young people to read more. We have been collecting books that have thus far benefited the Orange farm library, Orlando West Children’s Library, Orlando Children’s Home and Nomzamo Kids centre – a township named after the late Mam’Winnie”, said Mtintso.Mtintso’s work is a step closer to fulfilling the National Development Plan (NDP) vision of ensuring an improved quality of life in a society for all. The Play Your Part programme first discovered Mtintso’s work in 2016 and immediately chose him to be a Play Your Part ambassador who has a positive influence in his community through BOOK IBHONI.BOOK IBHONI has for the past 2 years been hosting a cycle ride called the JUNE 16 cycle challenge, where the chosen route is the actual route taken by the students on that fateful day in 1976 during their march.“We host these cycle challenges so that we can teach people about the history of June 16, 1976, and also to tell the stories our grandmothers told us of other heroes that stood up on that day. This year we are cycling in colour. In ’76 the students got thrown with teargas and grenades, we will be throwing colour bombs and powder paints to commemorate youth month in ‘rainbow’ nation style” said Mtintso.The purpose is to encourage young people to come together and discuss issues they face whilst finding creative solutions.“The spirit of Ubuntu is in me and all of us at BOOK IBHONI, uTata Mandela’s legacy reminds us that the future is in our hands, it’s all up to us now to keep his legacy alive, and I believe that at BOOK IBHONI we are doing exactly that. Promoting literacy is our way of contributing to a better tomorrow”, adds Mtintso.Share how you are Remembering why we are commemorating June 16  @PlayYourPartSA and to join in the cycle tour or donate books @book_ibhonilast_img read more

15 days agoWijnaldum full of praise for Adrian over Liverpool impact

first_imgWijnaldum full of praise for Adrian over Liverpool impactby Paul Vegas15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGini Wijnaldum was full of praise when asked about Liverpool teammate Adrian.The Spanish goalkeeper enjoyed an unforgettable debut for the Reds this season, helping them win on penalties in the UEFA Super Cup final over Chelsea.An injury to Alisson on opening day has seen the 30-year-old help Liverpool maintain eight straight wins, with his contribution not going unrecognised by his teammates.”Since the first day he settled quite well,” Wijnaldum told the club’s website. “He speaks with everyone and he’s a good person, everyone talks with him.”You could see that he was not shy. Normally when players come in they always look, ‘Who can I talk to?’ and everything, but he talks with everyone. Before the game, he says what he wants to say.”Basically since the day he came in he was already one of us.”He added: “He’s done a really good job. If you see the kind of saves he makes, really important saves during the games.”He also has a big influence on the results we had.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Banff to host Canadas first Cochon 555 competition

first_imgFive lucky and talented chefs from Alberta will get a chance to show their mastery of pork at a prestigious competition in Banff.It’s the first time the event, known as Cochon555, has come to Canada.Cochon is the brainchild of American chef Brady Lowe. It’s a celebration of heritage pork breeds and launched in 2008.Since then it’s become one of the signature events on the North American culinary calendar.“For Alberta to have it, for Banff to have it, and for us to be able to host it at the hotel, it’s a very big deal in the industry, for sure,” said J.W. Foster, Executive Chef at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.He says any chef worth their salt wants to be included.Among the others showing their stuff will be chefs Connie DeSousa and John Jackson from Charcut and Charbar and Matthias Fong of River Cafe in Calgary, Shelley Robinson of Banff Hospitality Collective and Randy Luft of the Rimrock Resort Hotel.The farmers are Malorie Aubé of Country Accent Heritage Breeds, Allan and Joanne Vanden Broek of Broek Pork Acres, Danny and Shannon Ruzicka of Nature’s Green Acres, Mark Lahoda and Antonio Matriz of Alberta Pork Company/Sunhaven Farms and Jessica and Chris Fasoli of Bear and the Flower Farm.You can get tickets to the April 28 event here: https://www.banfflakelouise.com/cochon555-ticketslast_img read more

Oscare Child Care closes and North Peace Cultural Centre opens new programs

first_imgBy offering this new out of school care program, the hope is to encourage youth in their studies and artistic endeavours. There will also be a French tutor available during the after school hours to help children attending Ecole Central.Over the next few weeks, NPCC will decide if there is a need for full-day programs on Pro- D days and school holidays.For more information on the out of school programs should contact the North Peace Cultural Centres office at (250)785-1992 or email; reception@npcc.bc.ca. FORT ST. JOHN B.C. – Oscare Child Care Centre has closed their doors as of Tuesday, and the North Peace Cultural Centre was quick to make room for children by expanding on their out of school childcare programsOctober 30, 2018, the doors were officially closed at Oscare Child Care Centre yet two blocks down the street, the North Peace Cultural Centre (NPCC) has been making room and implementing programs to help accommodate children before and after school.The NPCC has offered after-school programs in specific art classes since 1992, yet in 2014 they expanded to include the first fine arts preschool in Northern B.C.last_img read more

Stephen Petrucci named as new School District 60 Superintendent

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The School District 60 Board of Trustees have elected Stephen Petrucci as the new School District Superintendent.Petrucci is taking over the role of Superintendent after Dave Sloan announced his retirement at a District Meeting in March.Petrucci says he is excited and honoured in having the Board of Trustees confidence in taking on this new position, adding that he is thankful for the leadership team that the Board has in place. “I’m really excited and honoured to work with the School District, with the Board of Trustees, and having their confidence to do the job and I’m really thankful for the leadership team that we have in place in the School District and I’m going to continue working with them towards our goals.”Petrucci, currently the Assistant Superintendent, will not be taking over the role as Superintendent until Sloan’s retirement in October. In the meantime, Petrucci will be working with Sloan during this transition period.Petrucci has been with the District for 25 years starting at North Peace Secondary School as a French Immersion Teacher, eventually working his way up to being positioned in the Board Office and becoming Assistant Superintendent in 2013.last_img read more

SDMC told to submit report on illegal encroachments at Samalkha Extension

first_imgNew Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has directed the deputy commissioner of South Delhi Municipal Corporation to come up with a report on illegal encroachments and unregulated markets at Samalkha Extension near Kapashera here. The order comes as a Delhi Pollution Control Committee report that a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel had gone through. The DPCC status report states that while concerned authorities have taken some steps in the matter, it is not clear whether any effective action has been taken at the ground level, the tribunal noted. “Let a report be filed in the matter before the next date by the deputy commissioner, SDMC,” the bench, also comprising Justice K Ramakrishnan, said, setting July 25 as the next date for hearing the matter. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderThe order comes on the back of a plea filed by resident Narendra Vats contending that illegal encroachments and unregulated markets have come up at Samalkha Extension, East Telephone Exchange Road near Sonia Gandhi Camp, Samalkha village and National Highway 48. He alleged that various complaints were made to authorities concerned but no effective action has been taken till date. The plea also alleged that the municipal solid waste and other garbage generated by the hotels near the airport was disposed of unscientifically.last_img read more

Papal Visit To Cuba – 3522 Prisoners Pardoned Includes Nine Bahamians

first_img At Least 10 People Killed in Cuba from Hurricane Irma More Than 100 prisoners escaped in British Virgin Islands after Hurricane Irma Related Items:cuba, papal visit, pardoned, prisoners Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppHavana – The Council of State of the Republic of Cuba, on the occasion of the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis, has agreed to the release of 3522 prisoners.The Embassy of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas received the good news on Friday afternoon 11th September, 2015 when Ambassador Adams was officially notified by Ms. Anet Pino, Deputy Director of International Law and Multilateral Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cuba that nine (9) Bahamian inmates were also pardoned.Among the 3522 pardoned, included inmates over 60 years of age, younger than 20 years with no criminal record, chronically ill, women, those set for conditional release in 2016, and some serving and working in open conditions, as well as foreigners, provided that the country of origin guaranteed repatriation.With few exceptions for humanitarian reasons, this did not include persons sanctioned for the crimes of: Murder, Homicide, Rape, Pederasty with Violence, Corruption of Minors, Theft and Illegal Slaughter of Cattle, Drug Trafficking, Robbery with Violence and Intimidation against persons in their aggravated forms, nor those crimes committed against the security of the State.The decision took effect on Wednesday, 16th September 2015.On Wednesday, Ambassador Adams including Consul Saunders and Attaché Carey bade farewell to the nine (9) happy inmates as they boarded the flight carrier, Bahamasair at 1:15 p.m. destined for Nassau, Bahamas.The functionaries at the Ministries of Foreign Affairs in both Cuba and The Bahamas as well as the Ministry of National Security in The Bahamas and the Embassy Staff networked to guarantee swift action in returning those nine (9) Bahamian men, who are now free from all of their sentences in the Republic of Cuba.The Bahamas government thanks the government of Cuba for this gesture of goodwill that stands as a symbol of our good and cordial relations and our Ambassador to the Vatican, HE Sean McWeeny has conveyed the country’s appreciation to his Holiness the Pope. Cuban military crash leaves 8 deadlast_img read more

As Diwali drives online sales ecommerce firms fail to deliver orders in

first_imgAmazon boxes are seen stacked for delivery.ReutersThe Diwali shopping rush has squeezed the e-tailers’ logistical means dry, resulting in long delays for customers who have ordered goodies and gifts online. The e-commerce companies that sought to capitalise on the high festive demand have apparently failed to make sure that orders are delivered in time. Giant e-retailers Amazon and Flipkart are unable to carry out quick deliveries in the middle of their annual festive battle. Further, even prime users on Amazon, who normally receive their deliveries within one day of ordering the product, have also reportedly faced delays for Diwali related purchases, The Times of India reported.During the festive season in India, the electronic items and smartphone segments mostly drive the sales for the e-commerce sector as they provide heavy discounts to the customers during that period. However, to meet the demand rush, such big e-retailers take a significant time and make sure that the preparation is done to serve the customers in time.According to recent reports, temporary recruitments in India have also gathered steam driven by strong demand for the e-commerce delivery requirements and retail stores this festive season. These temporary roles mostly involve delivery executives, shop floor managers and sales personnel among others.Amazon had recently announced about 22,000 openings for seasonal jobs in India. Flipkart too had added about 20,000 temporary staff to its logistics workforce for its biggest annual event, Big Billion Days. These temporary workers are expected to help pick, pack, ship and deliver customer orders.Despite these efforts to meet the surging customer demand, such giant e-commerce companies are not able to deliver the products to the customers in time.”Many sellers are still shipping items placed during the last leg of the sale event and the additional demand of sending time-bound Diwali products is taking a toll on the delivery timeline,” a seller said. Flipkart Big Diwali Sale screenshotFlipkartLast week, a report by e-commerce advisory firm RedSeer Consulting also found that delivery time has increased for e-tailers in the festive period. The report came at a time when e-commerce majors are claiming record speed in delivery during festivals. The RedSeer report had also stressed that training the delivery boys is a key concern and should be taken seriously because it helps them increase the delivery rate through proper route planning and customer interaction which is a very important metric for the industry to grow.last_img read more