Gaoth Dobhair mourns passing of Fred Coll

first_imgGaoth Dobhair is in mourning following the passing of former county councillor and soccer icon Fred Coll.The late Mr Coll, who passed away this morning, in Aras Ghaoth Dobhair, was a highly influential figure in the area.A long-time independent Councillor on Donegal County Council, he was one of the leading lights in the foundation of the Donegal Junior League in 1971. He had been one of the key figures in the re-forming of the Gweedore Celtic club in the 1960s following his return to the area from Scotland in the 1960s.Fred, from Derrybeg, is predeceased by his wife, Kathleen and is survived by a large family circle.In a tribute posted on social media, Gweedore Celtic said: “Fred Coll was the driving force behind the renaissance of soccer in Gweedore and as part of the Donegal League when it was established in 1971. “On his return from Scotland in the 60s he re-established Gweedore Celtic and along with Colm Mc Bride set in in motion a period of domination on the local soccer scene that lasted into the mid 80’s.“At a time when it was neither popular or profitable, Fred’s determination in establishing a strong soccer club in Gweedore was what drove him and others on to making Gweedore Celtic a force to be reckoned with and a club that made many friends throughout Donegal and further afield.“Rest in peace Fred. Everyone at the club would like to express our sincere condolences to the Coll Family at this sad time.“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal.”His remains are reposing at his late residence.Funeral from there on Monday morning going to St Mary’s Church, Derrybeg for Requiem Mass at 11am with burial afterwards in Magheragallon Cemetery. Gaoth Dobhair mourns passing of Fred Coll was last modified: June 29th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Donegal Junior LeagueFRED COLLGaoth DobhairGweedorelast_img read more

National Geographic Rates Noah’s Flood

first_imgPictures of the record floods in the eastern United States this year have been shocking and alarming (examples on Fox News).  They raise questions about the potential for flooding on this planet: how big can they get?  National Geographic News decided to look at some of the biggest floods in history and included the granddaddy of them all, Noah’s Flood–but only to cast doubt on it. NG used the public worry about floods to recall a study in 2004 by James O’Connor [USGS] of the largest freshwater floods in history.  The biggest in the list was the ice-age flood that carved the Channeled Scablands of eastern Washington (see June 21, 2010). Others in Russia, Alaska and on the Amazon River were notable.  But Noah’s flood rated “Not Listed” for several reasons: one, that it was not a freshwater flood, according to O’Connor.  Ker Than’s report briefly entertained the Black Sea Flood hypothesis, but recalled that later revisions drastically reduced its height. Second, the article tried to make the Flood sound fictional.  “Even though a real flood may have inspired the story, O’Connor thinks there’s a simple reason it couldn’t have been a days-long meteorological event like the one suggested by the Bible,” the article ended, quoting O’Connor: “There’s just not that much water in the atmosphere.” If Than and O’Connor would just read their Bibles instead of speaking off the cuff, they would realize that the major source of the water was not the atmosphere, but the “fountains of the great deep” described in Genesis 7:11-12.  If they would further read any creationist studies of the Flood (e.g., CreationScience.com or ChristianAnswers.net) they would have known that creation scientists agree the major source of the water was subterranean. To avoid embarrassment in debate, it is essential to understand your opponent’s position.  Creation scientists do a much better job of this than uniformitarian geologists and evolutionists.  If it weren’t for the fact that the secularists have the media and textbook writers in their lap, they would be too red-faced to make such blunders.(Visited 26 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

No turning back for 2010 hosts

first_img2009 promises to be another heady year for South Africa, but in just 12 months, hundreds of millions of people around the globe will be tuning in for the 2010 Final Draw, an event that will kick-start the biggest celebration this continent has ever seen. TNS Research Surveys, which has gauged public confidence levels over preparations for 2010, says every South African stands to benefit considerably from our hosting of this event. Nobody said it was going to be easy, and for South Africa, gearing to host the biggest single-code sporting event on the planet, 2008 has certainly proved to be more than a litmus test. As Fifa Secretary General Jerome Valcke recently remarked: “There is no turning back.” Urquhart is a former Fifa World Cup media officer and the current editor of Project 2010 Xenophobia, widespread power cuts, the resignation of President Thabo Mbeki and a humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe were just some of the distractions organisers of the tournament had to contend with. The grinding machinery tasked with building and renovating stadiums in all 10 host cities as well as numerous other 2010-related construction projects has performed remarkably well. So much so, that both Fifa and the 2010 Local Organising Committee have expressed confidence that South Africa will meet its 2010 requirements ahead of schedule. 24 December 2008 “We need to harness this energy to talk up the event,” the organisation said in a recent statement. “We recall the incredible energy and joy that swept the whole country when the bid result was announced. Negativity risks damaging this energy and can affect our actual ability to do what we know we can do.” In addition, preparations for the 2009 Confederations Cup – a key curtain-raiser for the World Cup – are on target, with tickets selling briskly. There was also good news on the crime front, with the launch of the recruitment process for 41 000 extra police officers by 2010 and the acquisition of high-tech security equipment – including helicopters, body armour and high-tech bomb disabling equipment – for the tournament. Apart from the labour disputes, spiralling construction costs and political in-fighting that are part and parcel of preparing for an event of this magnitude, there were plenty of other issues. And yet, there was much to draw hope and inspiration from. What a long, strange year it has been. South Africa’s preparations for the 2010 Fifa World Cup have been marked by extraordinary highs and lows.last_img read more

‘Increased access to better education’

first_img14 February 2014An improved matric pass rate, hugely increased enrolments from primary to tertiary level, and reinvestments in teacher training are among the signs that South Africa is improving access to quality education, President Jacob Zuma told Parliament on Thursday.Delivering his State of the Nation address in Cape Town, Zuma said the country’s matric pass rate had gone up from around 61 percent in 2009 to 78 percent last year, and that university and college pass rates were improving each year.“Through the annual national assessments, we keep track of improvements and interventions needed, especially in maths and science,” Zuma said.The number of children attending Grade R had more than doubled, from about 300 000 to more than 700 000 between 2003 and 2011, he noted, adding that a Draft Policy Framework towards Universal Access to Grade R has been gazetted for public comment, with a view to making Grade R compulsory.Around eight-million South African school children are exempted from paying school fees, while nine-million children are getting food at school.More schools to replace mud and other unsuitable structures are to be built, Zuma said. To date, 370 new schools have been delivered throughout the country via the Accelerated Schools Infrastructure Delivery Initiative, a national programme to tackle school infrastructure backlogs in the country.The R8.2-billion public-private programme aims to eradicate the 496 “mud schools” in the country, provide water and sanitation to 1 257 schools and electricity to 878 schools by March 2016.From 22 July until 6 December 2013, the initiative handed over one school per week in the Eastern Cape, which has been prioritised under the programme.The government is also investing in teacher training and the re-opening of teacher training colleges in order to meet the demand for a skilled workforce, Zuma said on Thursday.In the tertiary sector, enrolments at universities have increased by 12% since 2009, while Further Education and Training (FET) college enrolments have increased by 90%, Zuma said.To meet the growing demand, the budget of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme has been increased to R9-billion.Twelve new FET colleges are to be built, in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, Zuma said, complementing the recent establishment of two brand new universities, Sol Plaatje in the Northern Cape and the University of Mpumalanga.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

A ‘disruptive’ technology: Sandile Ngcobo’s world-first digital laser

first_imgSandile Ngcobo at work testing the digital laser at the CSIR laboratory in Pretoria. (Image: Screengrab via YouTube)Breakthrough experimental work by University of KwaZulu-Natal scientist Sandile Ngcobo as part of his PhD research has led to the development of a world-first digital laser set to open up revolutionary new technologies for medicine, communications, manufacturing, product development and more.Ngcobo was a key part of the team at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s National Laser Centre that demonstrated that, instead of resorting to expensive optics or other special mediating devices to control the shape of the light coming out of a laser, laser beams can be digitally controlled from inside the laser device itself.Watch an eNCA documentary on Ngcobo’s research: Watch Ngcobo explaining his technology at TEDxSoweto 2013: First published on Media Club South Africa – Brand South Africa’s library of quality images and articles, available for freelast_img read more

Mpumalanga playing its part for South Africa’s reputation

first_imgJohannesburg, Thursday 17 September 2015 – Brand South Africa today took the national agenda to build and profile South Africa’s competitive strengths to Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, during a one-day workshop.The workshop was attended by local government representatives and officials from the Department of Health, Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, and the Government Communication and Information System.Robust discussion ensued on what makes South Africa a globally competitive inward destination for investment, tourism and skills and how provinces can play their part.Provincial and city brands are a critical building block of the nation brand, particularly as they often provide the first experience of a country. Visitors and investors experience a country through its provinces and cities and it for this reason that Brand South Africa is taking its programmes to provinces.One of the greatest attributes of the province of Mpumalanga and a significant contribution to the nation brand is its tourism offering and experience which begins at the airport. Discussions at the workshop centered on economic development and potential in the province. This will impact positively on both provincial social and economic development and ultimately South Africa’s reputation.Follow the conversation on #CompetitiveSAlast_img read more

Erzähle die Geschichte Deiner Geocaching-Reise

first_imgVergiss nicht, Deine Geocaches online zu loggen.Ein Geocache besteht nicht nur aus einem Ort und einer Dose. Mit jedem Fund – oder Nichtfund – ist immer auch eine Geschichte verbunden. Diese Geschichten sind die Logeinträge, die Geocacher auf der Seite des Geocaches hinterlassen. Es gibt zahlreiche Gründe, aus denen Du bei den von Dir angegangenen Geocaches hochwertige Logs hinterlassen solltest, aber für den Anfang findest Du hier schon mal ein paar:Geocache-Owner lesen gern neue Logs. Sie helfen ihnen auch dabei festzustellen, wie es um ihren Geocache bestellt ist.Andere Geocacher suchen gern in früheren Logs nach Tipps und weiteren Informationen.DNF-Logs teilen anderen Geocachern mit, dass der Geocache möglicherweise doch etwas komplizierter als erwartet ist oder eine Wartung benötigt.Also zeige der Geocaching-Gemeinschaft, was es heißt, einen tollen Logeintrag zu verfassen: Teile auf der Geocaching-Seite auf Facebook den besten Logeintrag, den Du jemals gelesen (oder geschrieben) hast. SharePrint Related5 Tipps für die Planung Deines nächsten Urlaubs mit GeocachingMay 22, 2015In “Deutsch”Vier Tipps zum Verstecken von QualitätsgeocachesFebruary 19, 2019In “Deutsch”Die Evolution der GeocachesNovember 19, 2019In “Deutsch” Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

BirdHerd: Another Option for Teams & Groups Using Twitter – BETA INVITES

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos jolie odell Amid rumors and artifacts of Twitter’s testing accounts managed by multiple users, we’ve found a startup focusing on precisely that problem.The biggest and perhaps best known competitor in this space is CoTweet, a truly enterprise-scalable solution for Twitter accounts with multiple users. It’s well-suited to brands or news organizations in particular, but BirdHerd might provide a low-cost alternative for small- to medium-sized businesses or other groups.Here’s how it works: Users sign in via Twitter’s OAuth feature. They then choose which other Twitter users should have the ability to tweet from the chosen account.The other users they choose can then direct message the original Twitter account at any time. The DMs appear in the original account’s timeline with a slash-via attribution system that lets users know who sent the tweet.For example, I gave @Eston access to my account tonight, and he DM’d me this message, which was immediately broadcast to all my Twitter followers: The BirdHerd website states, “At some point in the future, we will offer paid ‘pro’ plans with extra features, interesting stats and quicker response times.” At the moment, all accounts are free with an invite code, and future accounts will always be available free of charge to any user. Additionally, beta testers will receive 2 months of “pro” features free.The app is a collaboration between self-described “code ninja” Colin Brumelle of Mixed Content and design studio twothirty.To access the site and use its awesome, group- and team-friendly features, use the code “rww” to login and set up your account. That code will work for the first 200 users; after that, you’ll have to put yourself on a waiting list and hold your breath until the site goes public. And do let us know what you think of the app in the comments. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#twitter#web Related Posts last_img read more

Exclusive: India will never win athletics medal with current set-up, says Krishna Poonia

first_imgKrishna Poonia, one of India’s star performers at the 2012 Olympics with a seventh place finish in the women’s discus throw event, is concerned about the future of athletics in the country.India has never won a track and field medal at the Olympics and Poonia believes the wait isn’t going to end anytime soon.”What else do you expect? An Indian has finished seventh at the Olympics,” the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist told India Today in an exclusive interview. “Unless we have good competition in India, we will never produce an Olympic medallist.”Poonia also expressed frustration and anger for the pathetic situation of athletes and the utter disregard of officials to make things better.”Where are the competitions?” she asked. “You don’t even know when the National Games will be held. They just keep getting postponed. There is not even a single good grand prix event in India. Even to practice we have to go out to Europe and America and that’s not always possible.”Considering all the hurdles along the way, Poonia said she was happy with her performance in London. “I have a worked so hard for the last two years and have hardly been home. I am happy with my show,” she said.Poonia also spoke at length about her once fierce rivalry with Australia’s Dannie Samuels, who had challenged the Indian to a straight shootout after the 2010 Commonwealth Games.The showdown never took place, of course, and Poonia said she had buried the hatchet with Samuels in London. “Danni finished way down the order here. So I went to her, hugged her and consoled her. She is a young girl and she is my friend now. Our animosity is a matter of past,” she said.advertisementLooking ahead, Poonia’s fans are hoping that she can better her seventh place finish at the next Olympics in Rio de Janerio. However, the 35-year-old is not sure what the future holds for her.”I can’t travel abroad all the time as my kids are growing up. They need me too. I have to look at my priorities,” Poonia said, perhaps indicating that we have seen the last of her.last_img read more