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Australia, Japan, India, USA: Ministers head abroad for St Patrick’s Day

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Previous articleMan in court in underwear gets bailNext articleSoccer – Harps Start Away To Waterford This Friday News Highland Facebook Twitter Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Google+center_img News WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Details have emerged about the ministerial trips abroad for St Patrick’s Day, with the first setting off today.Chief Whip Paul Kehoe will head for Australia later today.The Transport Minister Leo Varadkar will travel to Japan later in the month, the Children’s Minister Frances Fitzgerald is going to India, the Environment Minister Phil Hogan will travel to Boston and the Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton is heading for Chicago,Pat Rabbitte, the Communications and Energy Minister, will go to New York, the Tanaiste travels to Washington, and the Taoiseach Enda Kenny will make his way to Washington for the annual visit to the White House, along with trips to New York, Seattle and Silicone Valley.The Justice Minister Alan Shatter will travel to the Middle East next week – although that trip is not strictly for St Patrick’s Day. WhatsApp By News Highland – March 7, 2013 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Australia, Japan, India, USA: Ministers head abroad for St Patrick’s Day 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitterlast_img read more

California dreaming for prize winners

first_imgChester based-bakers craft bakery P&A Davies teamed up with California Raisins at a local Chester radio station, DEE 106.3, to help publicise California Raisins’ £1,000 prize trip to the USA.P&A Davies was promoting its hot cross buns, made using California Raisins, in a live radio interview between Simon Hazlett, managing director at P&A Davies and Peter Meadows, marketing director at California Raisins, and DJ Mike James.James mentioned the promotion, which California Raisins is running, offering consumers purchasing 4-packs of the hot cross buns the chance to win a holiday to the US worth £1,000.Each pack features a sticker containing competition questions plus a tie break for the chance to win. The competition will be judged a week after Easter.Meanwhile, in the same week, California Raisins presented Nottingham resident, Lily Buck, with a cheque for her £1,000 prize holiday to California, after she won California Raisins’ Christmas competition, featured on boxes of Dawsons Bakery’s Indulgent Mince Pies.The promotion took place in all 13 Nottinghamshire Asda and Walmart stores with 17,000 packs sold over the four week Christmas period featuring on-pack stickers.Meadows said: “A similar promotion is being discussed for Christmas 2009 on the back of the success of 2008.”last_img read more

England Golf Rules Schools to be held in Hertfordshire

first_img21 Aug 2012 England Golf Rules Schools to be held in Hertfordshire Following the success of previous events, England Golf has announced that it will be running another two County Rules Schools this autumn. Both will take place at Hadley Wood Golf Club in Hertfordshire. The emphasis will be on practical tuition and demonstrations that will cover some of the most commonly encountered rulings. The Rules Schools will also give delegates the opportunity to put their knowledge and learning to the test through refereeing role-play sessions and by sitting an exam on the Rules of Golf. England Golf County Rules Schools have been running for two years and have already been to Gloucestershire, Suffolk, Worcestershire, Lancashire, Hampshire, Cheshire and Devon attracting over 250 delegates. Not only have these schools helped to improve the Rules knowledge of all those who attended, many delegates have passed with distinction giving their associated County Unions a potential new source of qualified ‘County Referees’ to officiate at County championships and tournaments. “We are delighted to be taking our County Rules School to Hertfordshire for the first time and in particular to Hadley Wood Golf Club. We are aware that counties surrounding London like Hertfordshire, Middlesex and Essex have a strong knowledge base when it comes to Rules of Golf and all have active Tournament Panels” says Toby Thorne, England Golf Deputy Championship Manager. “Our Rules Schools enable those who are already experienced county referees to gain a qualification that is recognised nationally, whilst also giving opportunity for a wider number of people to improve and further their rules knowledge. A key focus of the County Rules School programme is to provide hands-on experience, guidance and insight into the duties of a referee, which we believe offers the best way of learning and improving performance.” Delegates should have at least a basic understanding of the Rules of Golf before attending. Advice will be given on how to prepare for the exam which is several weeks after the first day of practical tuition. Dates for the Autumn Rules Schools are : Day 1: Mon 15th October                   Day 2 (inc. Exam): Mon 26th November      Venue: Hadley Wood Golf Club, Barnet Closing date for applications : Friday 7th September. Day 1: Mon 22nd October               Day 2 (inc. Exam): Mon 3rd December Venue: Hadley Wood Golf Club, Barnet  Closing date for applications : Friday 21st September. The fee for attending an England Golf County Rules School is £50.  The course is open to delegates from counties throughout England. For further information and how to register for a school visit www.englandgolf.org/rulesschoollast_img read more

Passings: Howell Dies, of Time-Life Book Fame

first_imgNature contained an obituary for F. Clark Howell, paleoanthropologist (1925-2007).  He knew and worked with most of the 20th century fossil-man hunters from Raymond Dart to the Leakeys.  Students will probably remember the Time-Life series he authored, Early Man, with its fold-out panorama by illustrator Jay Matternes of the march from furry monkey to naked man, an icon of evolution that has been imitated and parodied ever since.The power of pictorial propaganda cannot be understated.  Were you influenced as a child by those pictures of the rise of humans from the apes?  Most of the data on which those drawings depend (ditto for the other dioramas in the book) have been discredited.  Yet the damage is done; the propaganda parade marches on.    Our favorite parodies: the computer, woman stasis, woman on top, obesity, cake-eater, levitation, direction of modern culture, science made stupid and big daddy.  Rest in peace, Dr. Howell, as we howl like monkeys.(Visited 208 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

South African wine triumphs at international awards

first_imgA South African wine has scooped a prestigious international award. Held in the UK, Decanter World Wine Awards named DeMorgenzon Chardonnay Reserve 2015 as one of the best in the world.It received the “platinum: best in show” chardonnay for a wine of more than £15 (about R324).The wine came out on top against 16 000 others, originating from France, the US and Australia, according to the SABC. The Decanter Awards is the largest in the world and known as the most wine prestigious competition.“I am absolutely thrilled,” Stellenbosch’s DeMorgenzon wine estate owner, Wendy Appelbaum, told the SABC.“It’s not only good for the farm, I think it’s good for South Africa. I think that when they realise that South Africa is actually making some of the best wines in the world it will do the entire industry the world of good.”Watch:Winemaker Carl van de Merwe said he used natural and traditional processes to make the award-winning chardonnay.“I think it takes a ton of insight and an ability to dream, and an ability to perceive and understand your natural resources, the people that you work with, the sight and then just a love and a passion for making wine and you put that all together,” he told the SABC.The awardsChile and France dominated the “platinum: best in show” category, taking six and nine titles, respectively.Blind tastings are done of all the wines by 240 of the world’s most esteemed Masters of Wine Master Sommeliers. DeMorgenzon Chardonnay Reserve 2015 profileBottle size: 75clClosure: Natural corkAlcohol level: 12%Grape composition: 51% chardonnay, 49% pinot noirTasting notes: 86/100 heady citrus, marmalade and sweet biscuit aromas, and a palate brimming with candied fruit, crunchy apple, zesty mandarin and a fresh citrusacidity.South Africa.info reporterlast_img read more

I won’t return to Test cricket: Afridi

first_imgPakistan’s ODI cricket captain Shahid Afridi.Pakistan’s ODI captain Shahid Afridi has ruled out returning to play Test cricket despite being urged to lead the side in all three formats of the game by former skipper Imran Khan.Afridi decided to retire from Test cricket last year although he was named captain for the entire Test and one-day series against Australia and England.He retired from Tests after Pakistan lost to Australia under his captaincy and since then the flamboyant all-rounder has focused on playing just one-dayers and Twenty20 cricket.”I don’t think I am the sort of player who is ideal for Test cricket. So I have no plans to make a comeback to Test matches,” Afridi told reporters at a function hosted for the World Cup team.Afridi insisted that he enjoyed playing limited overs cricket and wanted to focus on these two formats and do justice to his captaincy.”I am thankful to those former players who believe that I should also lead the team in Test matches but I don’t think I am cut out for the five-day format,” he said.Imran has said that Afridi can return to Test matches primarily as a bowler.Afridi, however, said that he was keen to make up for his relative lack of success in batting.”I will focus a lot on my batting on the coming tour to the West Indies because I know people want to see me scoring runs. Now even my daughter has started saying ‘Baba Boom Boom out’,” Afridi said.advertisementThe experienced all-rounder, who has made 320 ODI appearances said he was confident of making his mark as a batsman in the West Indies.”Batting is one department I want to regain my form,” said Afridi who last year scored two hundreds in the Asia Cup in Sri Lanka.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

Mets Call Up Bobby Abreu, 40

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares NEW YORK — Bobby Abreu got a quick lesson in the Mets’ many uniform color combinations from an equipment guy, tried on a few belts in the clubhouse and then hugged new teammate Bartolo Colon.Always smart for 40-year-olds to stick together in the big leagues. “Good to be back,” Abreu said.The Mets called up Abreu from the minors, hoping the former star outfielder can still provide a few key hits. He wasn’t in New York’s starting lineup against the St. Louis Cardinals.Abreu hasn’t been in the majors since 2012, when he played a combined 100 games for the Dodgers and Angels. He began spring training this year with Philadelphia, was released in late March and signed a minor league deal a few days later with the Mets.Abreu hit .395 with one homer and nine RBIs in 15 games at Triple-A Las Vegas. He batted .322 with 28 RBIs in 50 games during winter league games last offseason in his native Venezuela.Even so, he wasn’t certain whether he’d get one more chance to play in the majors at age 40. “I was hoping,” he said.Abreu will mostly come off the bench as a left-handed pinch hitter. He’ll likely get some starts soon in the outfield to stay sharp, and could see designated hitter duty in games at AL parks. “That’s pretty much what it is,” he said.With the callup to the majors, Abreu’s salary increases from $108,000 to $800,000.A former two-time All-Star and Gold Glove winner, he is a .290 hitter since beginning his major league career with Houston in 1996. He has also played for the Phillies and Yankees, along with the Angels and Yankees.Abreu said he’s OK with the prospect of limited time. “They’ve got a lot of young outfielders here who will play,” he said. “I just want to be prepared, stay ready for my situations and contribute.”That would be fine with Mets manager Terry Collins. “Bobby certainly brings a quality major league at-bat,” he said. “He’s certainly been an outstanding hitter.”Abreu has hit 287 home runs in the majors, along with 565 doubles and 399 stolen bases. He also had a patient plan at the plate and keen knowledge of the strike zone, something the Mets are trying to teach their hitters throughout the organization.Abreu drew 100 or more walks for eight straight seasons in the middle of his career. “That’s the mold, the approach of what we want,” Collins said. “Work the count, get a good ball to hit.”Cardinals manager Mike Matheny was a major league catcher whose career overlapped Abreu’s time in the bigs. He recalled the days when Abreu was a star-caliber player. “Be interested to see how it looks now,” Matheny said.The Mets optioned outfielder Andrew Brown to Las Vegas. He hit .185 with one homer and five RBIs in 27 at-bats.(Ben Walker, AP Baseball Writer)last_img read more

Ex-footballers Mark Aizlewood and Paul Sugrue jailed for fraud

first_imgWilliams was also convicted of two counts of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation, and was sentenced to four years in prison, while Martin was sentenced to five years and three months. Football coach Jack Harper, 30, from Southport, Merseyside, was convicted of fraud and using a false instrument, and sentenced to 18 months in jail. He was acquitted of another count of conspiracy to commit false representation. Martin admitted two counts of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation ahead of trial, along with Stephen Gooding, 53, from Bridgwater, Somerset, who admitted one charge. Gooding was sentenced to 20 months in jail.The company enrolled suitable apprentices to claim money from the colleges, which in turn received funding from the government-run Learning and Skills Council (LSC), later renamed the Skills Funding Agency (SFA). Gooding and Harper, who were employed in the business, helped funnel new learners into the scheme. Some of the bogus students were sourced from a summer football camp run by Harper, who secretly enrolled students on to apprenticeships without their knowledge or consent.LM Training even got sixth formers on work experience to come into its office to complete tests on behalf of learners to make it seem as if they had the minimum levels of maths and English competency. The work experience students were told they were just doing practice papers. When the scam unravelled, the SFA demanded its money back, leaving large deficits in the budgets of many schools.Aizlewood denied any wrongdoing during the trial, telling the jury he had been preoccupied by his late wife’s spiralling mental health problems before her suicide in June last year.He told the court he had neither the “time or inclination” to carry out such a complex fraud during the period. Share via Email Share on Facebook Read more Share on Messenger Two ex-footballers have been jailed for their part in a £5m sports leadership scam, which falsely claimed to help young people from deprived backgrounds gain football coaching apprenticeships.Former Wales international Mark Aizlewood, 58, was sentenced to six years in prison on Monday alongside fellow ex-pro Paul Sugrue, 56, who was jailed for seven years, for defrauding “eye-watering sums of government money”.Aizlewood and Sugrue were among a group of six men who promised to help young people not in employment, education or training, known as Neets, gain NVQs in activity leadership. The men claimed millions from further education colleges to provide full-time training in football coaching, work experience and a £95 weekly stipend to 3,800 students, many of whom did not exist or lived at the opposite side of the country from the scheme. When sentencing the six men, Judge David Tomlinson said: “There was a serious detrimental affect on colleges of further education.”He said it involved “eye watering sums of government money” under the pretext of helping disadvantaged people. “This was quite simply shameful exploitation,” he added.Earlier this month, Aizlewood was convicted of one count and Sugrue of two counts of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation by offering the non-existent apprenticeships through their firm Luis Michael Training Ltd. Aizlewood and Sugrue, from Cardiff – along with fellow directors Keith Williams, 45, from Cemaes Bay, Anglesey, and Christopher Martin, 53, from Catmore, in West Berkshire – submitted false accounts to colleges to persuade them to do business with the firm. Share on Pinterest Share on Twitter … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. 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10 months agoArsenal centre-back Rob Holding happy with surgery

first_imgArsenal centre-back Rob Holding happy with surgeryby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal centre-back Rob Holding has undergone successful knee surgery.The 23-year-old was ruled out for between six and nine months earlier in December after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.Holding finally underwent an operation on Sunday and he said on Instagram: “Happy that the surgery went well. Road to recovery starts now.”His absence has been part of a defensive crisis for boss Unai Emery – who has been forced to play Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner at centre-back due to injuries to Holding, Sokratis and Shkodran Mustafi. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img