France: Team of the season in the Top 14

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The regular season is over in France with the Top 14 play-offs to come in a competition that goes on until the final at the Nou Camp, so which players have stood up over the season? French leave: Toby Flood excelled at Toulouse early on in the season 1. Lucas Pointud (Brive)The 28-year-old loosehead has been the form French prop in the Top 14 season, using his 6ft 2 and 19st frame to anchor the Brive scrum. His impact hasn’t gone unnoticed by Midi Olympique, who selected him six times in their weekly XV, though the French selectors keep ignoring Pointud’s credentials.2. Jody Jenneker (Oyonnax)/Arnaud Heguy (Grenoble)/Camille Chat (Racing 92/ Guillaume Ribes (Brive) /Bismarck Du Plessis (Montpellier)The one position in the XV where there was no outstanding player. Two veteran South African hookers in Du Plessis and Jenneker won a couple of Midi Olympique selections, as did two French stalwarts in Ribes and Heguy, while 20-year-old Racing hooker Camille Chat also appeared twice in his breakthrough season.The boss: Bismarch du Plessis’ performances for Montpellier helped them win silverware3. Uini Atonio (La Rochelle)New Zealand-born Atonio isn’t everyone’s idea of a modern tighthead prop, but the 23-stone La Rochelle giant is a consistent performer for his side. He was selected four times by Midi Olympique, just edging out France international rival Rabah Slimani who earned three nominations.4. Hendrik Roodt (Grenoble) and Rodrigo Capó Ortega (Castres)A South African and South American get a half each alongside Paul Willemse in the second row with both Roodt and Capó Ortega being nominated three times in Midi’s team of the week. The Uruguayan, now 35, has racked up more than 325 appearances in 14 seasons at Castres, while the 28-year-old Roodt is a formidable ball carrier for Grenoble.Power play: Montpellier’s South African lock Paul Willemse is a handful in the loose5. Paul Willemse (Montpellier)Surely the best uncapped lock in world rugby this season, the 23-year-old former Baby Bok has been immense in Jake White‘s Montpellier, starting all but four of their Top 14 matches. A mighty presence in the set-piece, Willemse has also scored seven tries this season in all competitions and earned six Midi Olympique selections.6. Juan Martín Fernández Lobbe (Toulon)He may be in his 35th year but Fernández Lobbe remains one of the most reliable and effective flankers in the world game. Despite missing the first three months of the Top 14 season because of the World Cup, the Argentine made four appearances in the Midi XVcenter_img Each Monday Midi Olympique prints its standout XV selected from the weekend’s Top 14 matches. It’s a bit of fun but also an indication – albeit subjective – of who’s hot and who’s not in the French championship. With the regular season now finished in France, the 26 team selections published by Midi can be pored over to produce a Team of the Season based on the most number of selections by a player in each position.Not surprisingly there are some famous faces in the Fantastic XV but there’s the odd surprise, and also one or two Frenchmen who despite producing consistent displays throughout the season have been overlooked by Guy Noves for this month’s tour to Argentina.15. Gaitan Germain (Brive)With 319 points this season, the 25-year-old Germain is the top scorer in the 2015-16 campaign, as he was in 2013-14 when his 299 points were superior to Jonny Wilkinson, James Hook and Jonathan Sexton. Selected in four Midi Olympique XVs, Germain still can’t get a sniff of a cap and was overlooked for the Argentina tour.Toulon’s Fijian winger Josua Tuisova celebrates after scoring a try against Montpellier14. Josua Tuisova (Toulon)The 22-year-old Fijian winger has taken the Top 14 by storm this season, combining pace and power with a wicked step and an eye for the try-line. His 11 tries may be three fewer than Montpellier’s Timoci Nagusa but his eight Midi Olympique selections are unrivalled this season.13. Gaël Fickou (Toulouse)Despite a season interrupted by World Cup and Six Nations duty, the 22-old Toulouse centre proved he’s regaining his confidence after the Philippe Saint-Andre era with four selections, enough to see off the challenge of veteran Racing 92 centre Henry Chavancy.12. Toby Flood (Toulouse)The former England threequarter had a superb start to the season, making five appearances in the first ten Midi Olympique XVs with four in the centre and one nomination at fly-half. Though his form slipped away in the second half of the season the 30-year-old Toulouse centre still makes the cut.11. Juan Imhoff (Racing 92)Imhoff didn’t appear for Racing until November because of World Cup commitments with Argentina, but the 28-year-old quickly slipped back into the groove. Other wings scored more tries but it’s Imhoff’s all-round contribution that earned him three appearances in the Midi Olympique XVs10. Jonathan Wisniewski (Grenoble) /Benjamín Urdapilleta (Castres)The 30-year-old Frenchman and Argentine Urdapilleta were each selected three times by Midi Olympique, no surprise given the consistency of their goal-kicking and the quality of their all-round game allied to sharp decision-making. Not that it did Wisniewski much good as he was passed over by Noves for the Argentina tour.Sniper: Sebastien Bezy’s quick service and work round the fringes earned him a France call-up9. Sébastien Bézy (Toulouse)Like Toulouse teammate Toby Flood, the 24-year-old scrum-half was on fire in the first half of the season, winning five selections in the Midi XVs. Then came a call-up to France’s Six Nations squad and that chastening experience in a struggling Bleus side clearly affected Bézy’s confidence and he hasn’t been nominated since the end of January. Old master: Toulon’s Juan Fernandez Lobbe has rolled back the years7. Wiaan Liebenberg (Montpellier)Captain of the Baby Boks when they won the U20 World Championship in 2012, Liebenberg arrived in Montpellier last year and has been a superb performer in the back-row, winning turnovers and making 251 tackles with a success rate of 96%. Nominated four times he gets the vote ahead of Toulouse’s Tala Gray.8. Rory Grice (Grenoble)One of the most astute overseas signings in the Top 14 in recent seasons, the former Waikato No8 arrived in Grenoble in 2014 and has dazzled with his athleticism and footballing skills. The 26-year-old Grice was selected four times by Midi Olympique, squeezing out Montpellier’s Alex Tulou and Duane Vermeulen of Toulon, who both earned three nominations.last_img read more

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Tommy’s launch online clothing and gift shop

first_img Tommy’s, the baby charity, has launched an online clothing and gift shop.The shop features a whole range of men’s and women’s fashion, including T-shirts, tops and jackets, as well as baby clothing and gift ideas like mugs, puzzles, lanyards and bags.more: www.tommys.org Howard Lake | 26 January 2007 | News  136 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tommy’s launch online clothing and gift shop Tagged with: Technology Trading About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Cats Protection, Oxfam GB & Alzheimer’s Society among 2018 Insight in Fundraising Awards winners

first_imgWinner: Oxfam GB Highly Commended: Alzheimer’s Society with John Grain Associates Most Powerful Use of Insight in One-to-One FundraisingWinner: Children’s Society with Wood for Trees Most Powerful Insight Using Data AnalysisWinner: Unicef with Open and 2CV Highly Commended: Alzheimer’s Society Most Powerful Insight Using ResearchWinner: British Heart Foundation with Wood for Trees, Critical Research and Roger Lawson Consulting Highly Commended: Cats Protection with DMS Most Powerful Use of Insight in Mass FundraisingWinner: Alzheimer’s Society Highly Commended: Prostate Cancer UK Best Use of Data and Analysis in Digital FundraisingWinner: Cats Protection with DTV and JAA Media Highly Commended: Oxfam GBRising Star Winner: Myuran Kuhachandran, Parkinson’s UKHighly Commended: Kate Whiffen, Opinium with Plan International UK Team of the YearWinner: Alzheimer’s Society – Customer Service and InsightHighly Commended: British Heart Foundation – Customer Insight and AnalysisSupplier of the YearWinner: Wood for TreesHighly Commended: QbaseOutstanding ContributionClara Avery, Director of Evidence and Insight – Macmillan Cancer SupportThe winners of the first five categories now go forward as the shortlist for the IoF National Awards 2018 Best Use of Insight category. The winner will be announced at the Awards, which will be held during the Institute of Fundraising’s National Convention on Monday 2nd July 2018.Nick Mason, Chair of the IoF Insight in Fundraising SIG and founder of UpliftingData, said: “It’s been an eventful 12 months for data analytics, particularly with the implementation of the GDPR, but behind all of that, in fundraising we continue to do what we’ve always done, which is to strive to make fundraising better by increasing our understanding of donors and their preferences, to get closer to that goal of making the right ask at the right time for the right cause.“This year’s awards shine a spotlight on a variety of cases where both innovative approaches and polished examples of well-tested techniques are continuing to make fundraising go further. They also showcase the talented people making that happen. While the media awakens to the power of data for good and bad, we should be very proud of what we in fundraising have already achieved.”  221 total views,  2 views today  222 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18 Tagged with: Awards insight Institute of Fundraising Melanie May | 22 June 2018 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.center_img Cats Protection, Oxfam GB, and Alzheimer’s Society are among the winners of this year’s IoF Insight in Fundraising Awards, announced on 20 June.The seventh IoF Insight in Fundraising Awards were celebrated at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London and recognised both charities and suppliers for excellent use of data and insight in fundraising. Clara Avery, Director of Evidence & Insight at Macmillan Cancer Support received this year’s Outstanding Contribution award, with judges saying:“Macmillan has been one of the great success stories in charity fundraising over the last few decades, and for most of that time, Clara has been at the heart of its success. In a sector where often people move around different charities, her calm and evidence driven leadership has helped steer Macmillan through considerable growth, winning awards and plaudits along the way.”The winnersBest Use of Insight to Improve your Donor Experience Advertisement Cats Protection, Oxfam GB & Alzheimer’s Society among 2018 Insight in Fundraising Awards winners AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis18last_img read more

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Garfield Weston Foundation report shares learnings on funding application process

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis48 Garfield Weston Foundation report shares learnings on funding application process More key findings: Advertisement  357 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis48 Tagged with: Funding research Small charities appreciated the straightforward and clear online application processThe Foundation’s use of Facetime and Skype calls so that charities could do a ‘virtual’ visit and service users could take part was welcomed across the boardLack of time, capacity and expertise were highlighted as key challenges by charitiesThree-quarters of those who were successful said they felt more confident about fundraising and 6 in 10 said the funding helped raised awareness of their organisationMore broad feedback from funders generally would be welcomed so that charities can learn what they have done well and what needs improvementPhilippa Charles, Director of the Garfield Weston Foundation said:“Deciding to run a ‘one-off’ fund as part of our 60th anniversary year was new for the Foundation and our Trustees were delighted to be able to award over £11 million to over 150 charities that are meeting real need in their communities with passion and commitment.“We always seek to learn so we can continually improve, so we felt it was important to understand the experiences of both successful and unsuccessful charities when it came to applying for the Anniversary Fund. We were delighted by such a positive response and the feedback has already enabled us to make improvements to our guidance and to develop new ideas to engage and support applicants.“Running the fund in the way we did also highlighted the power of working in partnership with other organisations, especially when it came to getting the word out and reaching new charities and communities across the UK, the majority of whom had never applied to us before.“Above all, the applications to the Weston Anniversary Fund demonstrated the extent of need that exists across the country and the great commitment of staff and volunteers to serve their communities.”Dr Beth Breeze, Co-author of the Shared Insights report, also commented, saying:“I’m delighted that the findings from this evaluation project are being shared widely, and hope that the insights will be helpful for both grant-makers and grant-seekers. Despite the obvious power differences, the reality is that everyone in the philanthropy sector – donors, recipients and end beneficiaries – has a common interest in making the best use of the available funding.“This study helps us gain a better understanding of the challenges faced in designing and implementing a new major grant programme, as well as shedding light on the perspective and concerns of those who apply. I’m particularly pleased that the vast majority of unsuccessful applicants (83%) intend to continue seeking funding, and that entirely volunteer-run organisations are the most likely to say they have learnt something from the process of applying that will help their future fundraising efforts.”center_img Melanie May | 27 June 2019 | News  356 total views,  2 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Garfield Weston Foundation has released a new report evaluating the funding process for its one-off Weston Anniversary Fund, and the experiences of the 775+ charities that applied to it.Researched and written by Dr. Beth Breeze from the Centre for Philanthropy, University of Kent, and Clare Wilkinson at Garfield Weston Foundation, the Shared Insights report reveals that while over 150 charities were awarded funding, over 600 were unsuccessful applicants to the fund, which was launched as part of GWF’s 60th Anniversary Year. It also explores the areas and amount of funding across different regions in the UK as well as the views of both grantees and those who were unsuccessful.In total, it reveals that over 2,300 applications were received, including 1,700 in the last three days before the deadline, with requests totalling £192 million. All short-listed applicants requesting £50,000 or more had a visit or a FaceTime conversation with a member of the Grants Team. As a result of the volume and quality of applications, the Trustees more than doubled the amount of funding available (originally £5 million), and approved 156 grants, totalling over £11 million.Successful applicants all shared four common features:A demonstrable impact on the local communityAppropriate costs in relation to the benefitSensible business plans that could absorb additional revenue costsClear leadershipApplications were received from all parts of the UK with the three regions receiving the largest number and value of grants the North West, East Midlands and Yorkshire & Humber. These regions had previously been amongst the least likely to apply and therefore be funded by the Foundation.Grantees with no prior experience of the Foundation were the most likely to have heard about the programme from a third party such as an umbrella group or an infrastructure body that encouraged them to apply. A third (35%) of grantees heard about the programme in this way compared to 20% of unsuccessful applicants.Three-quarters of applications were to fund plans that already existed, rather than trying to fund a new idea, and in fact three quarters of grants went to these applications.Out of the applications received:19% came under the Community Centre category, for improvements to existing facilities, typically to enable greater footfall19% were in the Specialised category, for organisations typically working with one group, such as the homeless14% fell into the Church category, for installing toilets or increasing accessibility for example10% were requests to purchase a minibus or van to support community activity10% were for improvements to youth facilities with wider community benefit8% were for village hall improvementsThe remainder were for playground improvements (4%), installation or improvement to multi use games areas, purchase of premises, and Scouts/Guides (all 2%)The categories that saw the largest percentage of successful grant applications were Community Centre (20%), Vehicle (16%), Village Hall (14%), Youth, and Church (both 12%).last_img read more

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Fast-food workers, clergy sit in legislator’s office in North Carolina

first_imgBy Ben C.Raleigh, N.C. — For nearly 12 hours on May 27 in the state Legislature building in Raleigh, a group of 11 fast-food workers and four clergy and community members held a sit-in at the office of Thom Tillis, the speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives. Part of the growing Moral Monday movement, the action called on Tillis and other right-wing leaders of the N.C. General Assembly to repeal the attacks on workers — specifically deep cuts to unemployment benefits, the repeal of the Earned Income Tax Credit and the denial of Medicaid expansion — that they had signed into law during the last session.Tillis refused to meet with the workers and clergy sitting in his office despite his presence presiding over a session of the legislature just feet away from his office as the sit-in began; he instead had the group arrested at 2 a.m. on May 28.Crystal Price, a 27-year-old Wendy’s worker from Greensboro, told the local media in Tillis’s office that she participated in the sit-in because: “I only make $7.25 an hour. And I have two kids and I’m a single mother. … I have cervical cancer. I don’t have Medicaid. I can’t afford it. Obamacare, I can’t afford it. … And I’m only getting sicker. So that’s why I’m here.”Earlier in the day, several hundred people had gathered for a People’s Lobby and Advocacy Day, convened by the Moral Monday and Forward Together Movement. After visiting legislators throughout the building, the crowd gathered on the second floor of the building outside the Speaker’s office to show solidarity with the 15 as the sit-in began around 3 p.m. A crowd of well over 100, including this writer, remained in the building well into the night, packing the second floor and chanting, singing and praying to support the workers and clergy who were sitting in.Less than an hour into the action, it seemed as though arrests were imminent as a group of several dozen cops filled the second floor and cordoned off the area outside the Speaker’s office. After another hour, in a sign of some confusion or a change in tactics in response to the growing upsurge of resistance mobilized by the Moral Monday Movement and the N.C. NAACP, all but a few of the cops left.As hours passed and Tillis still refused to hear from those sitting in his office, the resolve and determination of the 15 and the other community members that had gathered only grew. Those in the office declared that they would not leave until their voices were heard by the Speaker. Around dinner time, boxes of pizza, drinks and other food were delivered by supporters to the demonstrators gathered on the second floor. Sleeping bags, blankets and other supplies were set up inside the office and in the hallway as the 15 sitting in and the more than 100 gathered in the hall prepared to stay the night.At around 9 p.m., the building was closed and the crowd in the hallway was ejected from the building. They continued to rally outside as the 15 remained in the Speaker’s office as they again expressed their determination to stay throughout the night or longer if needed.Around 2 a.m., as the sit-in entered its eleventh hour, the police moved in and arrested the fourteen that remained in the office, charging them with trespassing and violating building rules.Mobilizations against the right wing will continueIn the spring of 2013, the North Carolina Moral Monday movement began to mobilize opposition to an onslaught of attacks by right-wing legislators. Spearheaded by the N.C. NAACP and the Rev. William Barber II and built on a foundation of years of coalition building among a broad spectrum of organizations, the movement has raised resistance to the right wing’s attacks on voting rights and women’s rights; the denial of Medicaid expansion; tax cuts for the rich on the backs of workers; the expansion of fracking; deepening budget cuts; the criminalization of youth of color; and much more.This platform of racist and anti-people legislation has been driven by N.C. House Speaker Tillis, Senate President Phil Berger, N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory and State Budget Director Art Pope. Pope is a multimillionaire who also funds and directs a network of right-wing organizations that have helped to author or support many of the reactionary policies that top their agenda.Throughout the 2013 legislative session, the Moral Monday movement brought tens of thousands of people to protest at the N.C. General Assembly in Raleigh every Monday in an effort to stop these attacks. Throughout the summer, nearly 1,000 people were arrested as they engaged in civil disobedience.The Moral Monday movement has galvanized a powerful uprising from below that has only picked up steam since it began last spring. At the conclusion of the 2013 legislative session, more than 100 Moral Monday demonstrations and events were held throughout the state.The banner of resistance to the right wing expressed through the Moral Monday movement has also been picked up in other Southern states — most notably in Georgia, along with South Carolina, Florida and other states.The 2014 legislative session in North Carolina convened on May 14, and the weekly demonstrations began again on May 19. Several thousand people traveled from across the state for this first Moral Monday demonstration. Many wore tape over their mouths to protest a harsh new slate of ‘building rules’ that the legislature enacted to try to undercut the ability of the movement to demonstrate inside the legislature building. The last time the committee that passed the new rules had met prior to this year was in 1987.Despite legislators’ attempts to dampen the movement, it is stronger than ever. The eyes of people across the U.S. are on North Carolina, not just for the severe laws that have been passed here, but also for the example of resistance to austerity and the right wing that is being made through struggle here. Moral Monday demonstrations are set for every upcoming Monday as long as the legislature is meeting during this short session. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Odessa to become a TEDx site

first_img WhatsApp Odessa to become a TEDx site Technology, entertainment and design, or TED, is coming to Odessa.A news conference is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Odessa Chamber of Commerce, 700 N. Grant, Suite 200.Focused on technology, entertainment and design, TED Talks were born from the original TED Conferences of the 1980s.Out of the TED Talks movement has come the TEDx event, live TED-like talks planned and executed independently by a local community. After months of working through the application process, Odessa has been approved as a site to host TEDx events. The first one is being planned for late February.The idea to bring TEDx to Odessa came from Ector County ISD’s Chief Innovation Officer Jason Osborne, who has been part of two TEDx talks in Ashburn, Va.Osborne has recruited several community volunteers to help with different aspects of TEDx operations. They include Madison Tate, co-organizer for marketing and partnerships; Tommy Arenvias, co-organizer for marketing and web design; Ashley Bryant, co-organizer for planning; Gabriela Granado, co-organizer for planning and social media; and Mike Adkins, co-organizer for marketing and event emcee. Twitter Twitter Facebook Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp By admin – January 11, 2018 Previous articleTEXAS VIEW: Avoiding more administrative misstepsNext articleDebate reveals tension about east side growth admin Facebook Local Newslast_img read more

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Centre Appoints Seven Additional Judges To Allahabad High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesCentre Appoints Seven Additional Judges To Allahabad High Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK22 March 2021 7:55 AMShare This – xThe Central Government has notified the appointment of 7 judicial officers as Additional Judges of the Allahabad High Court. They are: Mohd. Aslam,Anil Kumar Ojha,Sadhna Rani (Thakur),Naveen Srivastava,Syed Aftab Husain Rizvi,Ajai Tyagi,Ajai Kumar Srivastava-I They will hold office in the above order of seniority. A recommendation to this effect was made…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Central Government has notified the appointment of 7 judicial officers as Additional Judges of the Allahabad High Court. They are: Mohd. Aslam,Anil Kumar Ojha,Sadhna Rani (Thakur),Naveen Srivastava,Syed Aftab Husain Rizvi,Ajai Tyagi,Ajai Kumar Srivastava-I They will hold office in the above order of seniority. A recommendation to this effect was made by the Supreme Court Collegium in February, 2021. It is specified that the appointment of Sadhna Rani (Thakur), Syed Aftab Husain Rizvi and Ajai Kumar Srivastava-I, would be for a period of two years with effect from the date they assume charge of their respective offices. However, the period of appointment of Mohd. Aslam, Anil Kumar Ojha, Naveen Srivastava, and Ajai Tyagi, would be with effect from the date they assumes charge of their offices till 14th January, 2023, 1st July, 2022, 19th December, 2021 and 31st December, 2022 respectively. It may be noted that the Supreme Court Collegium had also proposed elevation of officers namely- Anil Kumar Gupta, Om Prakash Tripathi, Umesh Chandra Sharma and Syed Waiz Mian. However, the Centre’s notification is silent on this aspect. Click Here To Download Notification Read NotificationNext Storylast_img read more

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Rathmullan Abbey to reopen to the public

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – December 4, 2020 Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Donegal County Council has confirmed that Rathmullan Abbey can now reopen to the public following extensive restoration works.The abbey was closed in 2015 on Health and Safety grounds, with various sections in a state of collapse and held together by the enclosing Ivy.Now, the council says, the restoration work has rendered the abbey safe.Divisional Manager Fergal Doherty was closely involved with the project – He says the local historical society was instrumental in getting the work started……….Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/fergalweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Rathmullan Abbey before the restoration works.Before and after the five year restoration programme.****************Council statement in full -Rathmullan Abbey Conservation –Press Release.Following the closing of Rathmullan Abbey to the public in 2015 on Health and Safety grounds, with various sections in a state of collapse and held together by the enclosing Ivy, Donegal County Council are pleased to announce that 5 years on, the final Phase 3 of the conservation works to the 500 year old Abbey were completed in recent weeks, such that public access to the Abbey can now be restored.The conservation works to the Abbey carried out over the past 5 years, involved the timely removal of trees and ivy, and the consolidation of stonework, utilizing a lime based mortar matching the existing, under the supervision of Conservation Architect, Dedalus (Moville), and Archaeologist Richard Crumlish (Carndonagh), with stonework by John Doherty Construction (Clonmany) and Seamus Friel & Sons (Buncrana).Fergal Doherty, DCC Divisional Manager expressed thanks to the various funding bodies, The Heritage Council, former Dept of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and SEUPB(PEACE IV) who together with the Donegal County Council provided the funding that enabled the works to be carried out. Thanks were also expressed to local groups Rathmullan & District Historical Society and Rathmullan RDRC -The Way Forward.Donegal County Council Heritage Officer Joseph Gallagher added “The long-term commitment demonstrated by local heritage and community groups in Rathmullan to the conservation of the abbey and the historic graveyard is commendable and has been rewarded.  The phased approach taken to conservation works, under expert supervision and with the consent of the National Monuments Service, means that with regular maintenance, this structure will be available to future generations to interpret, appreciate and enjoy.”Building Conservation Officer, Coletter Beattie commented that: “The building was concealed under layers of ivy and the conservation approach has been one of minimal intervention which has carefully revealed and repaired this 16th century building, that has been used as a priory and later as a private dwelling, showing the integrate details of beautiful dressed stone work and carvings and allowing us to understand the different stages of alteration to the building over the centuries.”center_img Pinterest Twitter Previous articleNo Brexit deal would mean chaos – FlanaganNext articleMcGlynn looking to get closer to Tokyo qualification News Highland Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Rathmullan Abbey to reopen to the public Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

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Donegal Senator outraged at lack of response from Irish Water

first_img Previous articleWBS says it’s committed to working with Dept to resolve structural issuesNext articleMain Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday August 16th News Highland Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal Senator outraged at lack of response from Irish Water Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+center_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Facebook Irish Water is facing further criticism over its handling of drilling operations in the River Foyle.Operations have now halted in Moville and in a statement issued this week to Highland Radio News, the utility says they suspended operations because of concerns that the works might be obstructed and that they have put the safety of their contractors’ personnel first.However, Donegal Senator Padraig MacLochlainn has hit out at Irish Water over its lack of communication with public representatives.He says, he has been in contact with the utility for the past three weeks seeking answers to numerous questions but to no avail.Senator MacLochlainn is demanding Irish Water address the concerns without further delay:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/maclochlainn5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – August 16, 2019 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest WhatsApp Google+last_img read more

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Respiratory responses to chilling and freezing in two sub-Antarctic insects

first_imgThe effects of chilling (to temperatures above the supercooling point, SCP) and freezing on respiration of adults and larvae of two coleopterans living on sub-Antarctic South Georgia (54°S, 37°W),Hydromedion sparsutumandPerimylops antarcticus(Coleoptera, Perimylopidae), were quantified. Respiration rates of individual insects (live weights, 11–21 mg) were measured at 10°C prior to chilling (−4°C) or freezing (SCP range −3.8 to −5.3°C) and posttreatment. The species possess a small amount of freeze tolerance in both adults and larvae. Chilling had no significant effects on respiration rates ofP. antarcticusandH. sparsutum,although mean levels were depressed by 6–15%. Freezing produced considerable enhancement of respiratory activity. Mean values increased postfreezing in larvae (+34%) ofH. sparsutumand in both larvae (+44%) (P< 0.01) and adults (77%) (P< 0.05) ofP. antarcticus.Chilling and freezing had different effects on respiration rates andP. antarcticusshowed the greatest metabolic response to freezing.last_img read more

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