Southland Gives Back: McNeese

first_imgAs part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions each weekday from Dec. 6 to 22. Athletes from all 16 sports were involved to help donate more than 250 items. “The Toy Drive collects and distributes toys as gifts to needy children in the community during the Christmas season,” said SAAC’s Coordinator Alex Haley. “The goal is to get full participation from the administrative staff, athletes, coaches and fans. The community has been supportive of our McNeese family over the years and this is our opportunity to give back.” Toy collections were placed at all home athletic events beginning in November. The Pokes partnered with A.A. Nelson Elementary School students, who were asked to bring a toy for the campaign.center_img LAKE CHARLES, La. – In what has become one of the biggest traditions over the last few years, the McNeese Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) once again took part in the Southland Conference’s “Southland Gives Back” initiative to provide holiday cheer to those in the surrounding Lake Area. McNeese athletes from various sports spent the last month and a half collecting toys for its annual Toy Drive by promoting the event across the community through social media efforts as well as different toy drives at athletic events on campus.last_img read more

K’Ogalo finally lay hands on title number 17

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia captain Harun Shakava receives the 2018 Kenyan Premier League title from former Prime Minister Raila Odinga at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI Kenya, Sep 30 – Though not entirely in the way they had envisaged it, Gor Mahia laid their hands on a record 17th Kenyan Premier League title on Sunday in their coronation ceremony at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu.Gor threw away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Mathare United, a result that left even head coach Dylan kerr red-faced. “I am happy we are lifting the title but I am not happy that we have to do it this way. I wanted us to win today and make it a happy occasion but it’s entirely not. But I am happy for the players they have worked hard for this and I am happy for the supporters. This is their trophy,” Kerr told Capital Sport.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr celebrates with the 2018 Kenyan Premier League title at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe added; “We threw away the lead and we seemed in a comfort zone. We didn’t fight enough and we threw away balls very easily.”Skipper Harun Shakava who received the trophy from former Prime Minister Raila Odinga acknowledged his teammates for putting in the hard yards of hard work.Gor Mahia players celebrate with the 2018 Kenyan Premier League title at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“We are disappointed not to win on this special day but anyway, it is a happy day for us to finally get our hands on this title. We should go back to the drawing board and ensure we correct the mistakes we had in the last part of the season and prepare well for next season,” the skipper added.But despite the disappointment of a fourth consecutive match without winning, the fans savored the moment with the players.Gor Mahia players Francis Mustafa, Jacques Tuyisenge and Karim Nizigiyimana celebrate with the 2018 Kenyan Premier League title at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on September 30, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAfter the short trophy presentation, Gor drove out on their team bus with head coach Dylan Kerr on top with the trophy as they snaked their way through the streets of Kisumu celebrating their conquest.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Arsenal fans react with anger at Wenger’s deadline day Rome trip

first_img Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger 1 It may be transfer deadline day, but for Arsene Wenger and Arsenal football club it’s just another Monday after it was revealed that the Gunners’ boss had flown to Rome for a charity match.With Olivier Giroud set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines with an ankle injury and Yaya Sanogo far from the finished article, Arsenal fans were hoping for the arrival of another striker. While the club insists that the manager’s absence does not stop them from working on any potential deals, Gooners seem far from convinced and have certainly let their views on the current situation be known.Scroll down to see what they had to say about Wenger’s trip to Rome and CLICK HERE to see Arsene Wenger’s striker short-list revealed on a Post-it noteArsenal fans, what are your thoughts on Arsene Wenger’s trip? Will you still sign a striker before the 11pm deadline? Comment below…last_img read more

ST EUNANS STUDENTS TO ROCK IT OUT WITH BEO CONCERT

first_imgThe students of St. Eunan’s College in Letterkenny have organised a BEO concert tomorrow, Friday 7th February in the Regional Cultural Centre. Acts performing at the gig are Apollo 6, Jamaican Vampires and the headline act is In Their Thousands.BEO is a national initiative run by Transition Year students all across the country. The main aim of BEO is to promote the Irish language in a fun and friendly manner through music. There will also be three workshops before the concert.Jason Black, the first Donegal man to climb Mt. Everest, Alcoholics Anonymous, the widely known organisation, and In Their Thousands, the headline band, will all be presenting workshops during the day in the RCC, beginning at 11am.The concert will begin at 7:30pm and end at 9:30pm. The admission fee is only €5 for the whole day and can be paid at the door. Alcohol is strictly forbidden. All welcome.  ST EUNANS STUDENTS TO ROCK IT OUT WITH BEO CONCERT was last modified: February 6th, 2014 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:BeoSt.Eunan’s Collegelast_img read more

AIDAN ‘ENGINEERS’ HIS WAY TO RETIREMENT AFTER 40 YEARS – SPECIAL FEATURE

first_imgAidan at his deskThis week will see the end of an era in Donegal County Council with the retirement of one of the Councils most senior engineers Aidan O’Doherty after 40 years of loyal service.While Aidan is looking forward to spending more time with his family, there is also a hint of sadness at leaving the Council.“I am looking forward to the future but I do have mixed feelings about my retirement. I have loved working in Donegal County Council. I have made wonderful friends and I have had the opportunity to work on exciting projects that have had a positive impact on people’s lives. Aidan speaking at opening of dual carriageway“On the other hand I am looking forward to spending more time with my family and I am especially looking forward to the birth of my first grandchild in the next couple of weeks in San Francisco” says Aidan.Friends, colleagues and retired colleagues paid tribute to Aidan at his retirement function in the Courthouse Lifford on Thursday last.Described by his close friend and colleague, Eamon Canney as a man of vision, Aidan’s career spans almost 40 years and he has seen many changes during this time and it is safe to say that he has had a role in shaping many of these changes.Aidan, a native of Lifford but now living in Donegal Town has taken time out this week to talk to us about his career, the changes he has seen and his plans for the future. Carmel Gallagher, NRDO making a presentation to Aidan and his partner Anne Clydesdale at the recent retirement function held in the Courthouse Lifford.“I joined the Council in 1975 just five days after I graduated from what was then known as University College Galway. I always wanted to come back to Donegal and that was one of the reasons why I chose a career in engineering.“My father was an engineer in Donegal County Council and I knew from him that there were jobs for engineers in Donegal. I was very lucky to be coming out of university at a time when the Council was recruiting.”“My first job in the Council took me to Ballyshannon and it was here that I met my wife Margaret who was just qualifying as a teacher. We married in 1981 and that day was, without a doubt, the most important day of my life. Unfortunately Margaret passed away at the age of 48 in August 2002 after a short illness and this had a profound affect on me and on our four children.”Aidan’s retirement marks the end of 120 years of service for the O’Doherty family with the Council.Aidan’s father Terry worked as an engineer from 1946 to 1987 and at 90 years of age was one of the special guests at Aidan’s retirement function. His Uncle Gerry, who died two years ago, was also an engineer in the Council from 1945 to 1985. Aidan with his brother John, his father Terry and his son Terry at his recent retirement function in the Courthouse Lifford.Speaking about the highlights of his career, Aidan recalls three things.“Firstly the design and construction by direct labour of the Laghey / Ballintra bypass. This was a 10km stretch of road and was one of the first by-passes in the country at the time and remains an important part of the roads infrastructure in the county today.“The second highlight for me was in 1993 when Donegal County Council was approached by the National Roads Authority (NRA) and asked to set up a dedicated design team for the NRA in the Council. This was very exciting and meant that we were creating excellent engineering job opportunities in Donegal. This was happening at a time following a lengthy recruitment embargo. It allowed us to create jobs for young talented engineers and technicians with fresh ideas and new ways of working. Many of these people still work in the Council today.”“This led to the third highlight which was the setting up of the National Road Design Office or NRDO in Donegal Town. In 1998 the NRA approached the Council once more and asked to set up a dedicated office to work on NRA Projects. This has evolved in to the National Roads Office or NRO. It is one of ten such offices located throughout the country. Again we saw it as a great opportunity to create high quality jobs in Donegal. It meant that engineers and technicians that might otherwise have had to relocate to one of the main cities or overseas, had an opportunity to get a good job in Donegal”. The NRO designed and continues to design national roads infrastructure including projects such as the Ballyshannon / Bundoran By-pass, the Donegal Town Bypass, the Manorcunningham to Lifford Road, the Ballybofey to Lifford road, the Ballybofey/Stranorlar By-pass and much more.When asked about the biggest changes he has seen, Aidan talks about the changes in technology that has transformed the way engineers do their jobs.“The technology we used when I first started working was not all that different to what would have been using in the 1830s when the Country was being surveyed. The advancements in technology since then is phenomenal. Today we use things like digital satellites to provide survey information. This would have been unheard of when I started out in 1975”.“When I left university in 1975, we were living in country which was only a member of the EU for two years and we were still quite poor. Most young people left school at 14. Girls would get jobs in a local factory and boys would pick up casual work here and there and it was only the privileged few that went on to university. Today that has changed and most young people have an opportunity to go to third level education and I think that this is great. It is certainly a change for the better”.Aidan with former County Engineer Jimmy McShane and retired colleagues Tom Bradley and Henry Richie at his recent retirement function in the Courthouse Lifford.AIDAN ‘ENGINEERS’ HIS WAY TO RETIREMENT AFTER 40 YEARS – SPECIAL FEATURE was last modified: March 1st, 2014 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:Aidan O’DohertydonegalDonegal County CouncilLiffordretirementlast_img read more

MAN INSISTED ON GETTING CURRIED CHIPS FROM CHINESE RESTAURANT WHICH WAS CLOSED

first_imgA man who refused to leave the outside of a closed Chinese restaurant insisting on getting curry chips has been ordered to pay a donation to charity.Letterkenny court.Ryan Broderick, 35, was found in a very drunken state by Gardai in at Priomh Sraid, Falctrragh, at 2.30am on May 13th last. Garda told him the restaurant was closed but he continued to demand curry chips outside the premises.Broderick, of 58 Glenside, Omagh, Co Tyrone was eventually arrested and charged with failing to comply with the directions of Gardai, using threatening and insulting behaviour and being intoxicated.Gardai said he was very apologetic when he sobered up and couldn’t understand what he had done.Judge Paul Kelly said that as a taxi-driver, Broderick would have encountered people in such a drunken condition.He ordered him to pay €50 to the Irish Wheelchair Association and dismissed the charges.MAN INSISTED ON GETTING CURRIED CHIPS FROM CHINESE RESTAURANT WHICH WAS CLOSED was last modified: May 20th, 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:CURRY CHIPSdonegalRYAN BRODERICKtakeawaylast_img read more

Makeover leaves playground looking brand new again!

first_imgAn Inishowen playground has been given a complete makeover after winning a paint competition.Ballyliffin Tidy Towns entered the Dulux “Let’s Colour” competition and won 100 litres of paint!Coyles Arrow Store (Dulux Suppliers) delivered the paint as well as some tips on the best way to make the paint last longer. “Our coastal village ‘play ground’ is used by the entire Inishowen region, not just local families. It was beautiful when first launched (several years ago). However, over time the wooden swings and play sets became really old looking, dull and shabby.The paint is handed over!The Dulux paint has transformed and rejuvenated our playground and once again it has become appealing, fun and stimulating for the children using it,” said Ann Harkin, chairperson of the local group.The group welcome everyone to Ballyliffin to enjoy the beach, the scenery and of course the playground!The group has just launched Ballylffin Tidy Towns Calendars – please support us! The playground after the makeover.Makeover leaves playground looking brand new again! was last modified: October 13th, 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

Job vacancy: Quality Technician sought for Donegal company

first_imgA Food Company in North West Donegal has a vacancy for the following position:Quality TechnicianJob Description includes   Monitoring and reporting of quality standards to the Quality ManagerReview product testing results and take appropriate action for any OOS resultsWorking closely with Production to implement corrective action and identify root cause of the problem to prevent any re-occurrenceMonitoring of the production process in line with factory HACCP, BRC and Customer StandardsEnsure Traceability and mass balance is maintainedInternal auditing.Support and participate in auditsDeputising for Quality Manager in their absenceCriteria/Essential ExperienceA diploma or higher in Food Science or related subjectStrong understanding of Food Safety and Quality Management SystemsKnowledge of the BRC food standards desirableSelf- motivated personalityCVs should be forwarded please to the below address not later than Wednesday 11th April 2018vacancyquality2018@gmail.com Job vacancy: Quality Technician sought for Donegal company was last modified: March 14th, 2018 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)last_img read more

There was a time for the Giants to bring in the fences, but that was 58 years ago

first_imgClick here if you’re having trouble viewing these videos on a mobile device.Giants officials, including team president Farhan​ Zaidi​, are entertaining the notion of reconfiguring Oracle Park. As in bringing in the fences.They have one unassailable talking point: removing the bullpens from the field of play. That was an injury waiting to happen. A year ago next week it happened. Giants outfielder Mac Williamson, while chasing a fly ball, tripped over the bullpen mound and suffered a profound …last_img read more