first_imgOUR SILVER OAK, LIEUTENANT DAN & IRISH HEATWAVE MEET AGAIN AS THEY HEAD A FIELD OF NINE SOPHOMORES IN SATURDAY’S $200,000 SNOW CHIEF STAKES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURF RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES   ARCADIA, Calif. (June 19, 2019)–Separated by just a head when last them met, Our Silver Oak, Lieutenant Dan and Irish Heatwave head a field of nine sophomores going a mile and one eighth on turf in Saturday’s $200,000 Snow Chief Stakes at Santa Anita.Named for the Melvin Stute-conditioned winner of the 1986 Santa Anita Derby and Preakness Stakes, Snow Chief, a California-bred son of Reflected Glory who would be named Eclipse Champion 3-year-old for 1986, Snow Chief also defeated 1986 Kentucky Derby winner Ferdinand the following winter in the Grade I Strub Stakes at a mile and one quarter.The Snow Chief Stakes is part of the lucrative Golden State Series, which is sponsored by the CTBA and is restricted to California-bred or sired horses.With Our Silver Oak, Lieutenant Dan and Irish Heatwave all exiting the Silky Sullivan Stakes, for state-breds at one mile on turf April 28 at Golden Gate Fields, they will no doubt be head and head in the Snow Chief wagering on Saturday.OUR SILVER OAKOwner:  Robert Jones, Michael Nentwig & Ray PaganoTrainer:  Jonathan WongAttentive to the pace in the Silky Sullivan, this Unusual Heat gelding may’ve been unlucky to lose, as he got shuffled back around the far turn and had five lengths to make up turning for home. In a desperate finish, he was flying on the outside and finished second by a nose to Irish Heatwave, with  Lieutenant Dan another nose back in third.   With the addition of Mike Smith and another furlong, Our Silver Oak should be extremely tough on Saturday. Based at Golden Gate, Our Silver Oak was bred in California by current CHRB Commissioner Madeline Auerbach and is out of the Alphabet Soup mare Strawberry Flash.LIEUTENANT DANOwner:  Nick AlexanderTrainer:  Steve MiyadiHead and head with Irish Heatwave the length of the Silky Sullivan stretch, this homebred gelding by Grazen just missed, finishing third by the official margin of a head.  In what will be his second try at two turns on grass, he retains the services of Geovanni Franco and will be bidding for his second state-bred stakes win. Out of Alexander’s Indian Charlie mare Excusabull, Lieutenant Dan was an impressive 2 ¼ length winner on dirt of the 6 ½ furlong Echo Eddie Stakes two starts back here on April 6.IRISH HEATWAVEOwner:  Calumet FarmTrainer:  Keith DesormeauxUltra-game in winning the Silky Sullivan by a nose after pressing and making the pace throughout, Irish Heatwave, a bay colt by Unusual Heat, out of the Broken Vow mare Irish Winnie, will undoubtedly vie for favoritism as he makes his third consecutive start going a route of ground on turf.  Ridden by Irving Orozco and off at 5-2 in the Silky Sullivan, he’ll be handled by Keith Desormeaux’s Hall of Fame brother Kent on Saturday.THE $200,000 SNOW CHIEF STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDER Race 6 of 10 Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PTOur Silver Oak–Mike Smith–120Oliver–Martin Garcia–120Prodigal Son–Mario Gutierrez–120Irish Heatwave–Kent Desormeaux–124Carnivorous–Abel Cedillo–120Appreciated–Aaron Gryder–120Desmond Doss–Joe Talamo–120Mobou–Victor Espinoza–120Lieutenant Dan–Geovanni Franco–120First post time for a 10-race card on Saturday is at 1 p.m. Admission gates will open at 11 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Barea, Mavs end another Raptors 6-game streak

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) dribbles against Dallas Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Jr. during the first half of an NBA basketball game. APDALLAS — J.J. Barea has fresh memories of San Antonio scoring the final 13 points in a recent Dallas loss, and Atlanta getting the last five with the score tied in the Mavericks’ most recent game.The diminutive guard was happy to have a key role in a different ending for the last-place team in the Western Conference.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Heat rally in 4th, top struggling Magic View comments Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kyle Lowry led Toronto with 23 points but didn’t score in the fourth quarter, while DeRozan couldn’t get going at all after averaging 37 points on a three-game road winning streak that ended.Hounded by Dallas defensive specialist Wesley Matthews most of the game, DeRozan scored eight points while shooting 19 percent (3 of 16). His previous low was 20 percent (1 of 5) in his only other single-digit game this season — two points in a 112-78 win at Atlanta in November.“A lot of shots I took that were in the paint, normally shots that I make,” said DeRozan, who averaged 32 points during the most recent six-game winning streak. “Missed a lot of floaters, easy things. One of them nights.”The teams combined to make just five of 31 shots in the final 8 minutes — including two misses by Serge Ibaka with the Raptors trailing by three before Barea hit a layup with 10 seconds left after dribbling out most of the shot clock.The Raptors (23-9) came into the game with the best winning percentage in the Eastern Conference but shot under 40 percent for the first time this season.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jonas Valanciunas had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Toronto, and Ibaka added 12 points and 12 boards.Barea scored the first six points and hit a capping 3-pointer on a 17-0 run that put the Mavericks in front 83-73 late in the third quarter.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Barea scored 20 points, including a clinching layup in the final seconds, and the Mavericks ended another six-game winning streak by the Toronto Raptors with a 98-93 victory on Tuesday (Wednesday Manila time).The Mavericks held DeMar DeRozan and the Raptors to season lows in shooting percentage as Toronto lost for just the second time in 14 games, with each loss coming after six straight wins.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I was thinking about our problems closing out, last three minutes, I was like, (hoping) it doesn’t happen again,” said Barea, who tied the team high with four assists. “Something we’ve got to learn. We’ve got to do a better job of getting some important buckets at the end.”Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 points and fellow German Maxi Kleber had 15 points and matched his rookie season bests with five blocks and eight rebounds. Harrison Barnes had 16 points and 10 boards.last_img read more

‘Manufacturing Sector Essential for Economic Growth’

first_imgThe Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Dr. Fredrick B. Nrokeh foresees the economic viability of the country as hanging on the focus of the government to making the manufacturing sector the degree of economic growth that the  country truly deserved.According to him, Liberia will only experience dramatic economic growth when the manufacturing sector becomes fully functional, because, “the country is blessed with enormous resources that can be transformed into finished products for both domestic and foreign consumption.Minister Norkeh spoke over the weekend during program marking the launch of the Panzsir Cosmetics LLC in Brewerville, Outside Monrovia on the theme, “Soft, Sweet, Shinny, Skin is here to Stay.”He said the economy of the country will certainly experience dramatic economic growth when the manufacturing sector is fully functional, because, according to him, Liberia is blessed with enormous resources that can be transformed into finished products for domestic and foreign consumption.Manufacturing, he asserted, will help to reduce cost to consumers making the country’s trade and commerce a competitive market.“I am of the conviction that no matter what type of economic model Liberia may wish to apply, development of the manufacturing sector must be considered as a critical arm for the economic.Minister Norkeh pointed out that no developed or under developed country has been successful in terms of dramatic economic growth without huge investments in the manufacturing sector, especially where raw materials are in abundance.”As a government, he said, they need to prioritize sector with greatest potential for economic growth, which in his mind, are priorities that are necessary for the development and sustainability of the manufacturing sector.Launching the products on the Market earlier, the Vice President of Liberia, Joseph Nyumah Boakai lauded the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Kokpor Daynuah for such a “farsighted innovation in producing cosmetic products in the country.”Veep Boakai said it was important for Liberians to produce their owned products in the country which, according to him, will help create jobs for the jobless youth. “I am surprised to see a young and determined man producing cosmetics in Liberia—“Made in Liberia.” This signifies Liberians readiness to take over their owned economy.”He said the products that are made in the country by a young Liberian means a lot for us, “because the young man has used his knowledge to bring about technology that will benefit everyone, especially the products made in the cosmetic industry.”VP Boakai used the platform and encouraged other young Liberians to emulate the CEO of Panzsir Cosmetics Company to do likewise. He then promised Panzsir’s CEO that he would use his office to communicate with stakeholders, especially the Ministry of Commerce, and other business partners to promote the product on the market.The Panzsir Company, Mr. Daynuah said, is a dream comes true because it is the first company to manufacturer of beauty products in Liberia.During his busiest time in his career, Mr. Daynuah said, his targeted goal was to become the first to manufacture high quality personal care products in the country that Liberians can be pride of and to call it their owned.Mr. Daynuah, a Liberian Chemists and entrepreneurs officially started Panzsir Company about five months ago in the mist of lots of difficulties including the absence of electricity.“I used generator to run the largest equipment. With all these difficulties I still believe strongly that Liberia is the best place to make business.”Manufacturing Panzsir here, he said, will add value to crops such as coconut and palm trees which will eventually create jobs for villagers and the entire agriculture supply chain.Panzsir, according to Mr. Daynuah, will soon be investing in a grinding machine on a plantation in Sinoe, as well as meeting coconut oil demand, and create jobs for villages in Sinoe County.Panzsir other goals are to also build a plant in Ganta that will be able to manufacture various personal care products such as styling gel, body wash, shampoo, soap, hair grease and amongst other.Panzsir was developed in the United States of America as the first company that manufactured personal care products in Liberia. Few of the products are interestingly are handy-work (fabricated) by Mr. Daynuah and coworkers’ hands.The company pride itself in using Liberians research and development of a product that caters to the needs of the customers.“We have worked diligently to provide our consumers with products that are dependable and made with highest quality,” Chemist Daynuah boasted.   Meanwhile, Mr. Daynuah said Panzsir’s success depends on the Liberian people to ensure that they take ownership of their market by buying the “Made in Liberia” Products.He however called on the Ministry of Commerce, Finance, National Investment Commission (NIC) and the media to promote Panzsir on the Liberian market.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

1 killed in another mining accident

first_imgA man has been killed following a mining accident in Omai Gold Mine in region seven (Cayuni/ Mazaruni on Tuesday, the Ministry of Natural Resources has said late Tuesday evening.The Ministry confirmed that there was at least one fatality on Tuesday as a result of a mining accident in the Omai area.While all the facts are still yet to be determined, reports are that an excavator was trying to lower an engine into a mining pit when it toppled and the operator became submerged resulting in the fatality.There are no details at this time regarding the identity of the person who is reported to have died.last_img read more

Guyana only country to signal participation in ICJ’s oral hearings

first_imgGuyana-Venezuela border controversyOral Hearings on jurisdiction in the case of the long-running border controversy between Guyana and Venezuela are set for March 23, 2020, but Guyana will be the only country participating in this legal process.This is according to Foreign Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge, who recently told the media that both parties (Guyana and Venezuela) were required to submit a response signalling their participation in the proceedings but to date, only Guyana has done so.Foreign Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge“Meaning that if they intend to be participating with the exercise, they would have had to notify the registrar of the Court by 20th of November [2019]. As far as I am aware that has not been done by the representatives of Venezuela and, therefore, for purposes of the oral hearing, I believe that only Guyana would be participating. We are for our part in the process of working on this exercise.”He stated that a plethora of meetings and discussions have been held by the Guyanese representatives since February this year and are still ongoing to ensure that the legal team is apprised and well equipped to state their case.“There was a meeting with the lawyers again in October this year and in between those meetings, there have been meetings of the domestic team. That is the team with our foreign lawyers, and there would be at least two other meetings at the technical level, before March 23 so it is a process, consulting with findings documentation, examining the proposed presentations and so forth. We are making progress there, the domestic team recently met just on Thursday.”Meanwhile, he pointed out that to date, he could not give an average cost of the expenses that Guyana has incurred to prepare for this legal battle with representatives from the Spanish speaking neighbour.“In truth, I cannot tell you, not because it is a secret, but because I did not check. What has happened, what normally happens is that the expenses arise from a variety of things, the lawyers have to be paid, there are consultants who work with us from time to time about the preparation of specific documents, stuff has to be copied, has to be secured from international sources and so forth…as of now I cannot give you an answer to that, we have not exhausted the funds that were agreed by the Cabinet to be earmarked for this purpose, we have not exhausted that as yet.”According to a recent statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has notified Guyana that hearings will be held in The Hague, the Netherlands from March 23 to 27, 2020.This will determine whether the Court has jurisdiction over the case filed by Guyana on March 29, 2018, to obtain from the Court a final and binding judgment that the 1899 Arbitral Award, which established the location of the land boundary between then-British Guiana and Venezuela, remains valid and binding. Also, it will determine whether Guyana’s Essequibo region belongs to Guyana, and not Venezuela.Guyana brought its case to the Court following the decision by the Secretary General of the United Nations in January 2018, that the World Court should decide the controversy between Guyana and Venezuela.  In taking his decision, the Secretary General was exercising the power vested in him in the 1966 Geneva Agreement between Guyana, Venezuela and the United Kingdom to decide how the controversy should be settled.A US$18 million signing bonus was received by the Guyanese Government from ExxonMobil in 2017 and was placed into the Consolidated Fund before it was used to make any payments – particularly to Attorneys who will be fighting the Venezuela Border Controversy case at the ICJ.“That bonus, wherever it is would be placed into the Consolidated Fund and it is from that fund that any team whatsoever will be paid whether they are working or worked before or work after,” former State Minister, Joseph Harmon had posited last year.However, when probed as to when this will be done, Harmon had asserted that that action is left up to the Finance Minister, Winston Jordan. He confidently stated that the Minister will do so when it is time.The existence of the oil bonus – which was placed in a private account by Government – and the renegotiated oil agreement with the United States oil giant was kept a secret until December last when evidence of the transaction was leaked in the media.Prior to that, the Finance Minister had said the bonus never existed.After mounting criticism, President David Granger subsequently defended the secrecy by saying it was the thing to do at the time.Government then continued to defend its move to not deposit the signing bonus into the Consolidated Fund by saying that it was holding the money to pay legal fees for Guyana should it have to take its border case with Venezuela to the ICJ.last_img read more

GOVT, ITF to construct Sh700mn tennis facility at Kasarani

first_img0Shares0000GOVT, ITF to construct Sh700mn tennis facility at Kasarani. Photo/PSCUNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 26 – President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday said the Government has started an initiative to make tennis a public sport available for Kenyans from all walks of life.The President said Kenya will follow the example of the United States where many tennis champions horned their skills in public courts rather than exclusive clubs for the well to do. The President made the statement when he held talks with officials of Ministry of Sports, International Tennis Federation, African Tennis Confederation and Tennis Kenya on the construction of a tennis training centre worth Sh700mn at the Kasarani Sports Complex.The National Training Centre, which will also host the International Tennis Federation training centre for Africa, will be the second of its kind in Africa and is bound to put Kenya at the apex of international tennis.The other ITF training centre in Africa is in Morocco but the Kenyan one will have the distinction of being at a high altitude.The new facility will make Nairobi a hub for tennis in Eastern and Southern Africa. The centre can also be a source of huge revenue from sports tourism when it hosts tennis features.The President said the Government has already allocated Sh30 million to start the construction of the facility and more is expected to be allocated through the next budget. Photo/PSCUPresident Kenyatta said Kenya is a sporting nation but so far little efforts have been made to make tennis a public sport.“Tennis has not been available to our people. We want to make it a public sport that is open to the people. The talent is there but it is facilities that have been lacking,” said the President.The President said the Government has already allocated Sh30 million to start the construction of the facility and more is expected to be allocated through the next budget.The Government has allocated 10 acres of land at the Kasarani Sports Complex for the construction of the training centre and the National Youth Service as well as the Ministry of Sports are contributing to its development.The President said he will urge the Kenyan private sector to support the development of tennis as a public sport.“Making tennis a public sport will inspire the youth and that is what is important for us,” said the President.The President said he will urge the Kenyan private sector to support the development of tennis as a public sport. Photo/PSCUPrincipal Secretary Ministry of Sports Peter Kaberia said tennis has not taken root because of the lack of public courts but that will change with the development of the centre at Kasarani.The President of ITF, David Haggerty, said the public tennis facility and training centre will be one if its kind and will provide opportunity for talent development.“In the US most of the champions come from public facilities. The home of Kenya tennis can give an opportunity for disadvantaged youth to become tennis stars,” said Haggerty.The President of African Tennis Confederation, Tarak Cherif, said the management of tennis in Kenya is one of the best in Africa and the new facility will enable the sport to rise to a new level.The Acting Director General of Tennis Kenya Saima Odima said Kenya will in June host the Davis Cup. He said 14 countries have already confirmed participation in the event.Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua and Secretary Administration State Department of Sports, Kassim Farah, also attended the meeting.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Highland Motors invites you to the new Citreon C3 preview

first_imgHighland Motors is delighted to announce that it will be welcoming the Citroën ‘Le Grand Tour’ Roadshow from the 21 November – 27 November 2016 and will host an exclusive information event in the showroom on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 from 1pm – 8pm. The exciting roadshow offers customers a showcase of the brand’s four newly launched models as well as an extra special VIP preview of the unique New Citroën C3, due to launch in Ireland in January 2017.Highland Radio will broadcast live from the dealership from 1.20pm – 3.30pm and attendees will be treated to refreshments and nibbles from 5pm – 7pm. Le Grand Tour offers attendees the opportunity to get up close and personal with the striking New Citroën, and learn more about the wide new range of new Citroën vehicles on offer all with Citroën advanced comfort and Europe’s leading low CO2 manufacturer.On show will be the C4 Cactus Rip Curl special edition and the new edition of Ireland’s Top Selling 7-seater, the Grand C4 Picasso, the 5-seater C4 Picasso, New 8-seater Spacetourer for those looking for more space.With its BlueHDi diesel and PureTech petrol ‘Engine of the Year’ for the second year running, the Citroën 2017 passenger car range has an efficient vehicle for every segment, meeting the needs of every customer in an environmentally friendly way.As part of the roadshow visit and to celebrate the recent reveal of the new C3 WRC concept car at the Paris Motor Show, Highland Motors will host a customer event on Wednesday, 23 November 2016 with the showroom filled with rally themed fun for attendees to enjoy; including rally driving simulators and a fun photo booth. All guests at the event will receive a Free Winter Check and are also in with the chance of winning a VIP Rally Experience for two people to the World Rally Championships in 2017!Customers who place orders by putting down a €500 deposit during Le Grand Tour will receive their deposit back as a €500 Christmas shopping voucher for Dunnes Stores – perfect for helping you get organised ahead of the festive season and an extra bonus to help you get behind the wheel of a new Citroën in the New Year!Highland Motors invites you to the new Citreon C3 preview was last modified: November 23rd, 2016 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)last_img read more


first_imgJust eight weeks after launching a fundraising campaign to erect an infants memorial at their local Cemetery, the Burt Cemetery Projects Committee expect to reach their target following the release of the Burt, Inch and Fahan 2012 Calendar.Members of the Burt community came together in mid September to discuss plans to establish a permanent memorial to infants who had not been baptised and were buried in a separate plot away from the main cemetery. A similar situation existed in many parishes throughout the country, but many have now addressed the issue.  Local curate Fr Gerard Sweeney attended the inaugural meeting and was fully supportive of the initiative and it is hoped that a special ceremony will take place at the memorial when the project is completed in a few weeks time.There was huge support locally for the project; with many families and individuals making sizeable donations, various groups in the parish also contributed including a sizeable donation from a cycle race and charity auction, while money raised from a cake sale and table quiz also exceeded all expectations.The final fundraising event was the production of a parish calendar, made possible with the help of generous sponsorship by local businesses and this also was very well supported. The calendar itself contains some stunning views from different areas of the parish and remarkably all photographs used were by local amateur photographers.There is certain to be a big demand for the calendar, which is available from any member of the committee, and is sure to be of great interest to those family members and friends living away from home, not to mention the many local families who will snap it up at a bargain price of just €5. The committee have expressed a huge gratitude to all those who made the project possible and have no doubt it will be a lasting tribute to all those babies buried down the years in Burt Cemetery.BURT INFANTS MEMORIAL TEAM CLOSES IN ON FUNDRAISING TARGET was last modified: November 11th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:BURTInfant Memoriallast_img read more


first_imgMISSING: A Donegal Daily reader has contacted us to help spread the word about her missing pet dog Gizmo.The beautiful little dog was last seen on yesterday in the Glencar area and the heartbroken owner is desperate to find Gizmo. Gizmo is SIX years old and is a Lhasa Apso breed and has never went missing before.Gizmo’s owner Daneka Bell is asking readers to share the post on their Facebook timelines in the hope somebody somewhere has spotted her beloved dog.If anyone has seen Gizmo or has any information on where he may be then please contact Daneka NOW on 0868676565.CAN YOU HELP OWNER FIND HER LITTLE PET DOG GIZMO? was last modified: August 21st, 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


first_imgThe students are presented what their scholarships earlier today.A total of 34 eagar and enthusiastic young pupils from all corners of Donegal have just received received the gift of a full Gaeltacht summer scholarship as part of the annual Donegal County Council Gaeltacht Scholarship Scheme.The students were jointly presented by Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr John Campbell, and Cathaoirleach of the Council’s Coiste na Gaeilge, Cllr Mick Quinn on Monday 25th May in Lifford.Young 11-year-old, Jake McDaid, from Sappagh in Muff stated that he was very pleased to get this opportunity to attend Coláiste Ghael Linn in Bun an Inbhir in Gaoth Dobhair, a sentiment echoed by 13yr old Charlene McGinley from An Tearmann who will be taking up a three-week summer placement in Coláiste an Phiarsaigh in Dunlewey.Cathaoirleach Clr. John Campbell, who officially welcomed the pupils and parents to the ceremony in Irish, referred to the importance of the Irish language in Donegal, his own experiences with the language as a learner, and he wished the young people all the best during their time in the rich linguistic community of the Gaeltacht.Cllr Mick Quinn, chairperson of the Council’s Irish language committee ‘Coiste na Gaeilge’ thanked the various colleges who were also supporting the annual scheme by providing 17 matching scholarships for the 17 provided by Donegal County Council, including Coláiste Bhríde in Rann na Feirste, Coláiste Árainn Mhór on Arranmore Island, Coláiste Chill Chartha in Kilcar, Coláiste Aoidh Mhic Bhricne in Teelin, Coláiste Chú Chulainn in Gaoth Dobhair, Coláiste Ghael Linn in Gaoth Dobhair, Coláiste na Rosann in Annagry and Coláiste an Phiarsaigh in Dunlewey. ‘The Council received a total of 465 applications this year’ he stated, ‘and we are presenting 34 full scholarships to the lucky pupils whose names were drawn out in an open and fair draw in which everyone had the same chance. And the scheme is worth up to approximately €25,000 in total’, he continued, which is a significant investment in our language, and in our youth, and in our county. He thanked the ongoing support and work of his fellow colleagues on Coiste na Gaeilge.Addressing those present in Irish, Séamus Neely, Chief Executive Officer for Donegal County Council stated that it was important that we demonstrated to our young people that we ourselves respected the language.He talked about the increasing importance of the language in the area of work and the public service in general, and referred to a range of activities within Council, including Seachtain na Gaeilge events earlier this year in the libraries across the county, the implementation of the Council’s Language Scheme 2014-2017, plans for including the Irish language as part of the programme of events for the 2016 centenary year, and also the inclusion of Irish language initiatives as part of the up and coming Local Economic and Community Plan for the county.ENDList of pupil names below Ainmneacha don Scéim Scoláireachta 2015Liosta Deiridh do Scoláireachtaí Gaeltachta 2015Kathlyn McFeeley, Uisce Chaoin, MaghColáiste Bhríde, Rann na FeirsteLeah Quigley, Ballynally, Bun an Phobail, LeifearColáiste Bhríde, Rann na FeirsteDonna McConnellogue, Sappagh, Magh Coláiste Ghael Linn, Bun an InbhirSophie Doherty, Bóthar Ghaoth Dobhair, An Clochán LiathColáiste Ghael Linn, Bun an InbhirJake McDaid, Sappagh, MaghColáiste Ghael Linn, Bun an InbhirLauren Callaghan, An Phríomhshráid, Cúil na gCuirridínColáiste Ghael Linn, Bun an InbhirNiamh O’Hagan, Sappagh, MaghColáiste na Rosann, AnagaireRebecca Blaney, County Lane, An Clochán Liath Coláiste na Rosann, AnagaireRuairí Kelly, Glenmaquin, Leitir CeanainnColáiste na Rosann, AnagaireOrla Egan, An Cheathrú ChaolColáiste na Rosann, AnagaireAoife Ní Dhuibhir, An Bábhún/Bavan, Cill CharthaighColáiste na Rosann, AnagaireMathew Callaghan, Arda Radharc an Bhaile, Bealach FéichColáiste na Rosann, AnagaireRebecca Blackburn, Magheracorran, ConmhaighColáiste an Phiarsaigh, Dún LúicheÉimear Nic Pháidín, Cnoc an Chuilinn, Hollymount,Coláiste an Phiarsaigh, Dún LúicheCharlene McGinley, Cashleenan, An TearmannColáiste an Phiarsaigh, Dún LúicheOdhrán McGlynn, Thompsonstonduff, An ClochánColáiste an Phiarsaigh, Dún LúicheJames Monagle, Cloch Ard, Gleann Tóchair, Carn DomhnachColáiste an Phiarsaigh, Dún LúicheTadhg Quigley Brennan, Bóthar Leitir Ceanainn, Ráth MealtainColáiste Aoidh Mhic Bhricne, TeileannSiobhán Ní Dhochartaigh 24/02/2001 An Bogach Carraig Dún na nGall Contae Dhún naColáiste Aoidh Mhic Bhricne, TeileannShannon Doherty, Ard na Rí, An Lána Fada, Leitir CeanainnColáiste Aoidh Mhic Bhricne, TeileannMáirtín Mac Fheargail, Assaroe View, Béal Átha Seanaidh Coláiste Aoidh Mhic Bhricne, TeileannRóise Ní Andersson, Coguis, Cill CharthaighColáiste Chill CharthaDanielle Masterson-Burrows, Lawne Close, Béal Átha SeanaidhColáiste Chill CharthaAva McGinley, Na Caislíní Cill CharthaighColáiste Chill CharthaAisling O’Malley, Clós Naomh Muire, St Mary’s CloseColáiste Chill CharthaCourtney O’Connor, Carnmalin Carn Mhálanna, Cionn MhálannaColáiste Chill CharthaSeán Coleman,Dungorman, Caisleán na FinneColáiste Chill CharthaAoife Kelly, An Craoslach, Leitir CeanainnColáiste Chill CharthaConor Bowe, The Fairways, Leitir CeanainnColáiste Árainn MhórHarry White, Na Mínligh / The Fairways, An Glaidhb, Leitir CeanainnColáiste Árainn MhórShaun Marley, Coillte Feargail, An ClochánColáiste Chú ChulainnChloe Doherty, Baile Áir / Ballyare, Ráth MealtainColáiste Chú ChulainnAmy Dilleyston, Cornfield Lane / An Baile NuaColáiste Chú ChulainnAmelia Yeoman, Gort na mBó, Aghilly, Bun CrannchaColáiste Chú ChulainnDé Luain 25 Bealtaine. Ba é Cathaoirleach Chomhairle Contae Dhún na nGall, An Clr. John Campbell, agus Cathaoirleach ar Choiste Gaeilge na Comhairle Contae, An Clr Mícheál Ó Cuinn, a rinne na scoláireachtaí a bhronnadh ar an aos óg ar an lá.Agus é ag caint ag an ócáid, dúirt Jake McDaid, atá aon bhliain déag d’aois, go raibh lúcháir air an deis seo a fháil freastal ar Choláiste Ghael Linn i mBun an Inbhir i nGaoth Dobhair, agus bhí an méid céanna le rá ag Charlene McGinley, 13bl, agus í ar tí freastal ar chúrsa de chuid Choláiste an Phiarsaigh i nDún Lúiche. Chuir an Cathaoirleach John Campbell fáilte fhoirmeálta roimh achan dalta agus achan tuismitheoir chuig an ócáid agus luaigh sé an tábhacht a bhí leis an Ghaeilge i gContae Dhún na nGall, a eispéireas féin agus a thaithí féin leis an teanga mar fhoghlaimeoir, agus ghuigh sé gach ádh leis na daoine óga le linn a gcuid laethanta saoire i gceantar saibhir na Gaeltachta.Ghabh an Clr. Mícheál Ó Cuinn, cathaoirleach ar Choiste Gaeilge na Comhairle Contae, ghabh sé buíochas leis na coláistí éagsúla atá ag tacú leis an scéim bhliantúil trí 17 scoláireacht a chur ar fáil i gcoinne an 17 scoláireacht atá á gcur ar fáil ag Comhairle Contae Dhún na nGall, ina measc Coláiste Bhríde i Rann na Feirste, Coláiste Árainn Mhór ar Oileán Árainn Mhór, Coláiste Chill Chartha, Coláiste Aoidh Mhic Bhricne i dTeileann, Coláiste Chú Chulainn i nGaoth Dobhair, Coláiste Ghael Linn i mBun an Inbhir, Coláiste na Rosann in Anagaire agus Coláiste an Phiarsaigh i nDún Lúiche. ‘Fuair an Chomhairle 465 iarratas san iomlán’ ar seisean ‘agus tá 34 lánscoláireacht á mbronnadh againn ar na daltaí ádhúla ar tarraingíodh a gcuid ainmneacha amach as an bhosca i gcrannchur oscailte agus cothrom ina raibh an deis chéanna ag achan duine. Is fiú suas le €25,000 an scéim seo’ a lean sé ‘agus is infheistíocht shuntasach í sin sa teanga, san óige agus sa chontae’. Ghabh sé buíochas lena chomhleacaithe tofa ar Choiste na Gaeilge.Agus é ag labhairt i nGaeilge, dúirt Bainisteoir Contae Dhún na nGall Séamus Ó Conghaola, go raibh sé tábhachtach dúinne a léiriú do na daoine óga go bhfuil meas againn féin ar an teanga. Labhair sé faoin tábhacht mhór a bhí bainte leis an teanga i saol na hoibre agus sa tseirbhís phoiblí i gcoitinne, agus rinne sé tagairt chomh maith do réimse imeachtaí agus gníomhaíochtaí laistigh den Chomhairle contae, ina measc imeachtaí Sheachtain na Gaeilge ní ba luaithe i mbliana sna leabharlanna ar fud an chontae, cur i bhfeidhm Scéim Teanga na Comhairle 2014-2017, pleananna leis an Ghaeilge a bheith san áireamh sa chlár imeachtaí atá á chur le chéile le haghaidh Chomóradh Céad Bliain 2016, agus go mbeidh an Ghaeilge mar chuid den Phlean Áitiúil Eacnamaíochta agus Pobail don chontae atá ar na bacáin.DONEGAL STUDENTS PRESENTED WITH GAELTACHT SCHOLARSHIPS was last modified: May 26th, 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:donegalGaeltacht Scholarshipslast_img read more