SYDNEY, Australia (CMC):Former Australia captain Michael Clarke believes West Indies players should place more emphasis on playing international cricket rather than campaigning in the various domestic Twenty20 leagues around the world.He was speaking amid the raging debate surrounding the plethora of West Indies players currently signed with franchises in the ongoing Big Bash League, even as the Caribbean Test team faced off in a three-Test series against Australia here.”I think international cricket has to be the priority. T20 tournaments are important and fantastic to watch, but I think there’s nothing more special than representing your country,” said Clarke, who quit international cricket earlier this year.He added: “The players that are here playing in the BBL, I think it’s really disappointing they’re not part of the West Indies Test team. There’s a number of players in Australia who would be in their number one picked Test team.”I think it’s disappointing for the game and Test match cricket. I’d like to see that changed. That will come down to the ICC and West Indies Cricket Board trying to get together to make it work.”Fielding a largely inexperienced side, West Indies were annihilated inside three days by an innings and 212 runs in the opening Test in Hobart.They will play the second Test in Melbourne starting on Boxing Day while the likes marquee opener Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Darren Sammy, Dwayne Bravo, Samuel Badree and Lendl Simmons turn out in the Big Bash.
Warren Blake, the president of the Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association (JAAA), says he intends to offer himself for a second term. Speaking in an exclusive interview, Dr Blake told The Gleaner his time in office had been challenging and successful. He hopes to seek re-election at the JAAA annual general meeting later this year. Blake first took office in 2011, just after the untimely passing of sitting JAAA president, Howard Aris, and served the last year of Aris’ term in office. He was elected in 2012 to continue as president. “I still intend to go again, to offer myself for a second term,” he said quietly, “and the second term would be my final term. “It has been a very challenging four years, and I think the team that I have worked with is a very good team, he reflected.” We have had quite a lot of successes, I would say, and if you look at medal counts, except for that one major games that we spoke about, one medal at World Youth Championships, this has really been the most successful period in Jamaica’s track and field history.” In 2012, Jamaica took home 12 medals with four gold, four silver and four bronze from the London Olympics. That is one more than the previous Olympic high of 11 from the 2008 Games in Beijing. That was followed by a six gold medal portion of a total nine at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow and seven gold from a haul of 12 at the 2015 Worlds. That’s just one short of Jamaica’s 13-medal collection at the 2009 World Championships. That team performance garnered seven gold medals. JAAA elections occur after each Olympic Games. One of Blake’s major objectives for the rest of his current term and any other time he might have in office is to take the JAAA into what he calls ‘a more professional approach to track and field’. One area under his stethoscope is the running of the JAAA office. “Right now, we survive in the office because we have a treasurer, Mr (Ludlow) Watts, who is really a full-time worker without any pay,” he remarked. “He comes to the office every day and puts in a full shift.” According to the president, general secretary Garth Gayle also does extensive work there. “If we didn’t have workers like this who really sacrifice tremendous time and effort to keep the day to day affairs of the organisation going we’d be in serious trouble,” he explained. “I think we do need to find a way, find a sponsor, or find out if our budget is able to pay someone full time to be in the office to do the day to day activities of the association. “I think that is something that must happen,” he asserted. MORE SUCCESS
Raptors: At Boston on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I felt good for the players,” Casey said. “We were 19 down and didn’t give up, didn’t stop scrapping, didn’t give in.”Blake Griffin had 30 points and 12 rebounds, Reggie Jackson and Langston Galloway each scored 13 and Stanley Johnson had 12 points for the Pistons, who had lost six of eight.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“He would never say it, but anytime you come back to a place you spent so much time at, had so much success and obviously the fans love him here, to win Coach of the Year and switch jobs in the same year is tough,” Griffin said of Casey. “I think it meant a lot to him. I was just proud of the way we came back and responded.”Casey raised his arms in triumph, pumped his fist, then ran onto the court to celebrate with his team after Bullock’s tiebreaking basket in the lane. MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Detroit trailed 88-77 to begin the fourth but took its first lead since the opening quarter, 98-97, on a jump shot by Jackson with 4:54 remaining.Leonard tied it at 104 by making a jumper with 38 seconds to go. Griffin missed a jumper at the other end and Lowry grabbed the rebound, giving Toronto 10 seconds to try a go-ahead shot. Leonard brought the ball up but lost it out of bounds with 2 seconds to go.After Siakam blocked Glenn Robinson’s shot out of bounds, Detroit took the ball under the basket with 1.2 seconds left. Jose Calderon inbounded to a cutting Bullock, who won it with his buzzer-beater.“I was pretty much butt-naked under the basket,” Bullock said. “I got the ball and just floated it.”Monroe played a season-high 21 minutes because starting center Serge Ibaka sat out with a sore right knee. Jonas Valanciunas started in his place.The Raptors lost another starter when guard Danny Green left with a sore lower back in the third quarter. He did not return.Toronto coach Nick Nurse expects Ibaka to return Friday at Boston, but said Green’s status is unknown.Fans stood and cheered when Casey was introduced before the game, and roared in approval when a video tribute was shown during the first timeout. Players from both benches also stood and applauded as Casey acknowledged the crowd with a wave.“He was drawing up a play,” Griffin said. “They had finished the video, everybody started clapping. I was watching the video, and the play. He was about to go over it again and I was like, ‘Coach, you’ve got to stand up. You deserve that.’”Casey went 320-238 in seven seasons with the Raptors, more wins than any other coach in franchise history. He was selected NBA Coach of the Year after Toronto set a team record with 59 wins last season, but had been fired by the time he received the award. Casey was let go after the Raptors were swept in the second round of the playoffs by Cleveland, their third straight postseason defeat at the hands of the Cavaliers. TIP-INSPistons: Calderon spent parts of eight seasons with the Raptors and is the franchise leader in assists (3,770). . This was the sixth time a Detroit game was decided by three or fewer points, tied with Chicago for most in the NBA.Raptors: F C.J. Miles, who left Monday’s loss to New Orleans because of a strained right adductor, was inactive. There is no timetable for his return. … For the second straight game, the Raptors missed nine of their first 10 attempts from 3-point range. They finished 4 for 20.CONFIDENCE IN COACHGriffin said he wasn’t surprised at Casey’s ability to draw up two late-game plays. Casey was not considered strong at in-game play-calling during his Toronto tenure.“It isn’t like we just discovered this for the first time today,” Griffin said. “Maybe to Toronto fans or certainly their GM, maybe it was a surprise, but not to us.”WEAK FINISHToronto had eight turnovers in the fourth and scored 16 points, its fewest in any quarter this season.UP NEXTPistons: Host Cleveland on Monday night. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LeBron James passes Wilt Chamberlain in NBA scoring as Lakers top Blazers View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Former Toronto Raptors coach and current Detroit Pistons coach Dwane Casey arrives on the court for the teams’ NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)“It was obviously good to be able to see a coach come from the other end of the court and celebrate with his players,” Bullock said.Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points and Pascal Siakam and Greg Monroe each had 17 for the Raptors, who have lost consecutive home games after a 7-0 start. Toronto (12-3) also failed to match the best start in franchise history. The Raptors went 13-2 to begin the 2014-15 season.Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, who blossomed under Casey’s leadership, was left fuming afterward about multiple Toronto miscues, including a blown coverage on the final play.“It’s a good win for him,” Lowry said. “I’m sure he’s happy, but we’re not happy. I’m not happy for him. We should have won the game.”Toronto had won six straight over the Pistons, and nine of the previous 11 meetings.ADVERTISEMENT Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Bullock (25) celebrates his game-winning basket with guard Reggie Jackson (1) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Dwane Casey’s return to Toronto delivered drama right up until the final second.Reggie Bullock made the winning shot as time expired and the Detroit Pistons rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat the Raptors 106-104 on Wednesday night, giving Casey an emotional victory over his former team.ADVERTISEMENT
Photo: Bruno Bourassa, Director of Chances Gaming Centre, presents the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation with a cheque for $1,776.66 from their “Found Money” Campaign. – submittedGamblers in the Peace Region probably don’t realize it, but they have just donated more than $1,700 to the local hospital.The Chances Gaming Centre presented the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation with a cheque for $1,776.66 from their ‘Found Money’ Campaign.- Advertisement -Every time money is left in a machine at the Gaming Centre, Chances staff picks it up and puts it into a collection box.Four times per year, Chances donates this money to the hospital.So far this year, Chances has donated more than $7,000 to the hospital, to help purchase equipment for a third birthing room in the Fort St. John Hospital.
Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista has “all the right ingredients” to succeed at Arsenal, according to manager Arsene Wenger.Paulista is on the verge of sealing his transfer from Spain to England and should be done today (Monday 26 January).But apparently Arsenal are not finished spending their January funds and here, talkSPORT looks at the latest rumours surrounding possible arrivals at the Emirates Stadium.Click the arrow on the right to see the latest. 7 7 Paulo Dybala: Palermo president curses ‘vultures’ circling player – Click the arrow to read more Gunners gossip – Paulo Dybala has been constantly linked with a move away from Palermo but club president Maurizio Zamparini said he is keen to keep him, but admits it will be difficult to convince the 21-year-old to stay. We are very close to a contract renewal and its a matter of days, but the negotiations are being complicated by the vultures circling him, he said, adding it will be hard for the player to remain in Sicily when he is offered four or five times more than he earns here. Alexander Lacazette: Arsenal in secret talks with Lyon? Click the arrow to read more Gunners gossip – Staying with strikers, Lacazette has scored 21 Ligue 1 goals this season and apparently Wenger, as well as Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, have held talks about the possibility of taking him to the Premier League. Asier Illarramendi: Arsenal to take advantage of Lucas Silva’s transfer? Click the arrow to read more Gunners gossip – Spanish publication Marca have reported Arsenal were lining up a move for the Real playmaker as a result of Lucas Silva’s arrival, though a deal would happen in the summer, rather than January. However, when asked about the idea of selling Illarramendi, Real manager Carlo Ancelotti explained the club are not thinking about it. He hasn’t played much recently but that does not alter the confidence we have in him and his importance to the dressing room and the team. Karim Benzema: Real Madrid to cash in on star striker? Click the arrow to read more Gunners gossip – Reports in Spain claim the Champions League winners could cash in on Benzema at the end of the season. Benzema, who has a contract at the Bernabeu until 2019, has scored 11 goals this season and has also interested Liverpool. 7 Joao Pereira: Valencia let the defender leave – Click the arrow to read more Gunners gossip – It was rumoured that Wenger was interested in signing Valencia right-back Pereira, whose contract expires in six months and his manager, Nuno Santo, has decided to let the player leave Spain early. 7 7 7 7 Marcelo Brozovic deal dead thanks to Mancini? Click the arrow to read more Gunners gossip – Inter manager Roberto Mancini has agreed an £8.5m deal with Dinamo Zagreb for the Croatia international. Arsenal were one of the teams at front of the queue for Brozovic, but the Serie A side have jumped ahead. Kevin Grosskreutz: Bid lodged for Dortmund utility man? Click the arrow to read more Gunners gossip – Grosskreutz can play in defence and midfield and the Gunners are believed to have offered £3.7m for the 26-year-old German, whose contract expires in 18 months.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventEach air pack is intended to provide about one hour’s worth of oxygen while miners escape or find a pocket of clean air. But at least four of the devices – referred to in the letter as “rescuers” – did not function, McCloy said. “There were not enough rescuers to go around,” McCloy wrote. He said he shared his air pack with miner Jerry Groves, and co-workers did the same for the three other men whose devices were not functioning. In a printed statement, mine owner International Coal Group Inc. said federal investigators tested the miners’ air packs – also known as self-contained self-rescue devices, or SCSRs – and found no evidence any of them had malfunctioned. Dirk Fillpot, a spokesman with the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration, confirmed that the agency and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health examined all the air packs recovered from the mine after the explosion, and he said initial tests found devices that had been activated would have functioned properly. “MSHA is looking at whether the miners received adequate training in the use of their SCSRs,” Fillpot said in a written statement. After the blast, the miners returned to their rail car in hopes of escaping along the track, but they had to abandon their efforts because of bad air. They then retreated, hung a curtain to keep out the poisonous gases and tried to signal their location by beating on the mine bolts and plates. “We found a sledgehammer and, for a long time, we took turns pounding away,” McCloy wrote. “We had to take off the rescuers in order to hammer as hard as we could. This effort caused us to breathe much harder. We never heard a responsive blast or shot from the surface.” Martin “Junior” Toler, 51, and Tom Anderson, 39, made another, last-ditch attempt to find a way out but were quickly forced back by heavy smoke and fumes, McCloy said. “We were worried and afraid, but we began to accept our fate,” he wrote. “Junior Toler led us all in the Sinners Prayer.” McCloy said the air behind the curtain grew worse, and he lay as low as possible and tried to take shallow breaths, but became lightheaded. “Some drifted off into what appeared to be a deep sleep, and one person sitting near me collapsed and fell off his bucket, not moving. It was clear that there was nothing I could do to help him,” McCloy wrote. “The last person I remember speaking to was Jackie Weaver, who reassured me that if it was our time to go, then God’s will would be fulfilled.” He said he has no idea how much time went by before he passed out. Groves’ family members said Thursday that they were grateful to McCloy, both for revealing details of Groves’ final hours and for sharing his air pack. “If they’d both had one that would work, they might have lasted a little longer,” said Groves’ mother, Wanda, who collapsed Wednesday while reading McCloy’s letter and was taken to the hospital with a minor stroke. She was released Thursday. Doctors have been unable to pinpoint why McCloy, 27, was the only one who survived the 41 hours it took rescuers to find the crew. He left the mine battered and comatose and spent months in the hospital. He suffered brain damage that affects his ability to hold a conversation. “I cannot begin to express my sorrow for my lost friends and my sympathy for those they left behind,” he wrote. “I cannot explain why I was spared while the others perished. I hope that my words will offer some solace to the miners’ families and friends who have endured what no one should ever have to endure.” McCloy spokeswoman Aly Goodwin Gregg said Thursday that McCloy’s letter was given to the families confidentially, and he would not comment further. Jane Peak, an attorney who represents nine of the miners’ families, asked the media to respect their privacy as they deal with what are “obviously very upsetting” revelations. “This is a very difficult time for the families and they do not wish to comment” before state hearings next week that are part of the investigation into the tragedy, Peak said late Thursday. The Sago miners were using air packs manufactured by Monroeville, Pa.-based CSE Corp., according to investigators. The packs use a chemical reaction to produce oxygen. The company’s literature says the units have a 10-year shelf life and require no maintenance beyond periodic visual inspections. The SCSR contains a small window with a blue dot; if no blue dot shows, then the SCSR is presumed to be ineffective and is discarded. CSE officials said the company will look into the use of the air packs at the Sago Mine and is cooperating in the state and federal investigations. They said miners are required to examine the devices before they enter a mine. The mine owner issued a statement that the devices worn by the Sago miners “were all within the manufacturer-suggested life,” that SCSRs are checked every 90 days by a person at the mine and that they also are checked by the wearer each day. Production at the mine resumed March 15, and it was not immediately clear whether Sago miners are now relying on the same type of devices. At least two miners who escaped the blast said they, too, struggled with their air packs. Arnett Roger Perry told state and federal investigators he could not initially activate his. “They’re not worth a damn,” co-worker Harley Joe Ryan, 60, told investigators. “There’s going to have to be some design changes for them.” Though state and federal investigators have reached no official conclusions about the cause of the explosion, International Coal Group officials say they believe it was caused by a lightning bolt that ignited a buildup of naturally occurring methane. The Bush administration is reviewing air packs and other safety equipment used in the nation’s mines after previously scrapping similar initiatives started by the Clinton administration. Groves’ family wants the government to adopt more flexible rules for conducting mine rescues. Rescue teams were not allowed to enter the Sago mine until 11 hours after the blast because inspectors would not declare it safe. “We know we need the coal,” Wanda Groves said. “We’re going to have to have mines. But we want them to be safe.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BUCKHANNON, W.Va. – Trapped deep below ground by poisonous gases, the Sago miners realized at least four of their air packs did not work, and they were forced to share the devices as they desperately pounded away with a sledgehammer in hopes of getting rescuers’ attention, the sole survivor says. Finally, resigned to their fate, the men recited a prayer, scrawled farewell notes to their loved ones and succumbed, some as if drifting off to sleep. “As my trapped co-workers lost consciousness one by one, the room grew still, and I continued to sit and wait, unable to do much else,” Randal McCloy Jr. wrote to his co-workers’ families in a letter dated Wednesday and obtained by The Associated Press. McCloy’s 2 -page typed letter offered the most detailed account yet of what happened in the mine after the Jan. 2 explosion. The blast killed one miner and spread carbon monoxide that slowly asphyxiated 11 other men 260 feet below ground as they waited in the farthest reaches of the mine to be rescued.
Gaeil Fhánada NotesLotto Results Numbers drawn were: 04, 12, 14, 17, 18. Bonus 11.No jackpot winner! €100 winner Paul ‘Dougie’ Coyle, Ballyhernan. €50 winner Conan Friel, Ladden & Portadown.Next weeks jackpot is €3,050.Buy a ticket, support your club! If you’re not in you won’t win! Seniors & ReservesOur Senior boys drew away to N Colmcille last Saturday evening 0:07 v 0:07.Our Seniors and Reserves play at home to Naomh Ultan this Sunday 17th April in Tria Locha in the AllSport Division 3 Round 4. Tar amach agus tabhair tacaíocht dóibh!Bord na nÓgU6s, 8s & 10s – training for boys and girls born in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 every Saturday from 5pm to 6pm. Don’t forget to bring your own water bottle and €1 to cover cost of hall.U12 training continues in Rossnakill Resource Centre every Thursday @ 5.45pm sharp. All boys born in the years 2004, 2005, 2006, to attend this session. Bring your own water bottle and €1 to cover the cost of the hall. Further info contact Patrick Heraghty 0872719182 . MinorsWell done to our Minor Boys who beat Cloughaneely last week playing away 3-10 to 3-09. Keep up the good work!Comhghairdeas mór le Odhran Shiels and Eoghan Carr for being selected for Donegal Minors. Odhran scoring in the game against Antrim as well as featuring well on Tuesday night against Derry. Hopefully Eoghan wiill shake off his injury very soon. Tá muid fíor brodúil asaibh buachaillí choinnigh suas an obair mhaith ! Cumann na nBan 17th April L/Kenny Gaels v Fanad Glenswilly v Termon B McCumhaills Buncrana1st May Fanad v Glenswilly L/Kenny v McCumhaills Termon B v Buncrana8th May McCumhaills v Fanad Buncrana v Glenswilly Termon B v L/Kenny Gaels15th May Fanad v Buncrana McCumhaills v Termon B Glenswilly v L/Kenny GaelsMna SinsirOur Ladies play at home to Termon B in the Shield, the postponed game from last week, this Friday night at 7.30p.m.. This will probably will be our only competitive game before the final, so could all ladies please be in Trialough by 6.45p.m. at latest. Come along and support these girls. U12 girls Training for U12 girls for April is as follows: Saturday 16th @ 11am, Saturday 23rd @ 11am, Saturday 30th @ 11am.Training will change to every Friday evening in May. More information later.U14 girls Under 14 girls training continues every Friday from 6p.m. – 7p.m. in Tria Locha. All welcome. Matches are starting this week. Congratulations to all the boys and girls who made their confirmation last weekend. GAA Cúl Camp Gaeil Fhánada Cúl Camp will take place this year 25th to 29th July. Applications will be available in schools shortly for anyone who wants to avail of an easy payment plan or by contacting Fiona Shiels on 085 1555645. COULD EVERYONE PLEASE HAVE THEIR NOTES SENT TO MARGARETTA BY 10P.M ON A SUNDAY NIGHT EVERY WEEK. GRMA!For all other information re: Gaeil Fhánada C.L.G. please check out our Facebook page.Don’t forget – if you’re looking for Gaeil Fhánada Club gear – it is available from Michael Murphy Sports!GAA NEWS: GAEIL FHÁNADA HOST NAOMH ULTAN THIS WEEKEND was last modified: April 12th, 2016 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:GAAGaeil FhanadaSport
LETTERMACAWARD NOTES Pot Luck Meal On 16th June at 8pm in Gweebarra Bar there is a Pot Luck Meal in aid of Donegal Hospice. Come along, bring a dish and your friends and support a worthy cause. For more information please contact Angela 9544341 Bazaar The bazaar will take place in Saint Bridget’s hall on Sunday 8th July from 4pm to 6.30pm. Collectors will be going round the houses in the area from this week on.If you would like to donate items they can also be left in the Parochial house anytime from now on. LOCAL NEWS: LETTERMACAWARD COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: June 7th, 2012 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:LOCAL NEWS: LETTERMACAWARD COMMUNITY NOTES
IT might be the middle of May but Donegal is set for a horrible blast of autumn weather as forecasters warned of dreadful conditions for the week ahead.Heavy downpours and winds of up to 110 km/hr will lash the county over the next 48 hours.And the blast of cold air will see temperatures drop to just 4c. Sunday evening’s showers and blustery winds from the west will be nothing compared to what’s in store for Monday.Said Peter O’Donnell from Irish Weather Online: “Monday will see periods of rain and heavy showers and it will be rather chilly for mid-May.“Winds will be strong and gusty – 70-110 km/hr in – late in the day, lows 4-7 C and highs 10-13 C. Rainfalls will see falls of about 10-15 mm. It will be very windy for Monday night with more blustery showers.”Here’s the rest of the week: TUESDAY … Continuing windy to mid-day or afternoon (longer in south) with frequent showers or periods of rain, chilly, lows 4-6 C and highs 10-12 C. Winds becoming northwest 40-60 km/hr then decreasing to light northerly.WEDNESDAY … Cool and mainly overcast with frequent showers or periods of rain, winds becoming northeast or cyclonic and variable. Highs about 11-13 C and possibly 9-10 C in some northern locations. Frost is unlikely due to the cloud cover but any breaks would promote isolated frost.FURTHER OUTLOOK … Continued rather cool and unsettled with any longer dry intervals probably at least two or three weeks off, temperatures remaining a degree or two below average for mid to late May. Winds becoming more northeasterly in general, but little sign of any large-scale clearing as low pressure will remain over central Europe disrupting any linkage between the Azores high and another strong high in northwest Russia. However, this pattern could improve gradually, with some slightly improved weather possible (not locked in) late next week, and perhaps we’re getting the nasty weather out of the way in time for a better summer scenario. (added on Sunday … the models do hold out some faint hope for improving conditions towards the end of the month.)HORRIBLE! STORMS, LASHING RAIN AND HIGH WINDS ON THE WAY was last modified: May 12th, 2013 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:donegal daily weatherHORRIBLE! STORMSLASHING RAIN AND HIGH WINDS ON THE WAY
Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Service launched its second FET Fair of the year this week.With a new and improved format, focusing exclusively on its own Further Education and Training provision, the Fair is also taking place at a new time of the year, from 6-7 November.Having been held in January for the last fifteen years, moving it to its new November date cements a change of time for subsequent years. Donegal ETB’s FET Fair remains the county’s number one event to explore education and training opportunities, attracting over one thousand adults and young people each year. It takes place again in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny over two sessions.On Wednesday 6 November, from 7.00-9.00pm, the FET Fair is aimed exclusively at Leaving Certificate students and their parents/guardians, school guidance counsellors and Principals and at those currently working and seeking to upskill.The number of school leavers choosing FET as their first preference is increasing steadily. The ETB’s FET staff will provide information on Post Leaving Certificate (PLC), specific skills training courses, traineeships and apprenticeships and explain first-hand what the benefits of FET are.Whether young people want to earn while they learn, fast track their way into employment, or need a stepping stone into third level education with nationally and internationally recognised qualifications, Donegal ETB has it covered. Speaking about the evening session on 6 November, Donegal ETB’s Director of Schools, Dr Martin Gormley, said: “It is important that students and parents consider Further Education and Training (FET) as a possible pathway for progression. Graduates from apprenticeships, FET courses and Post-Leaving Cert (PLC) courses are rated highly by employers in areas such as team-working, commercial awareness and entrepreneurial skills.Feedback from employers is that they are most satisfied with FET graduates’ computer skills; their ability to work effectively with others; verbal communication; numeracy; and written skills.In terms of personal attributes, employers rate highly FET students’ work ethic; reliability; positive attitudes and ethical and social awareness. Many of the FET courses on offer now have increased participation in work placements and engaged learning opportunities. The modes of assessment used often have increased focus on student project work and problem-solving which is so relevant in the employment context.”This evening session will also provide information on an exciting new initiative for those who are currently working. Skills to Advance can provide those currently in work and looking to upskill with free or part-funded part-time training opportunities from Levels 4-6.Skills for Work is another training initiative for those in work. The programme is particularly targeted at low skilled workers who, without the opportunity to participate in this training, may not have the confidence to embrace change in the workplace. On Thursday 7 November from 10.00am-2.00pm, the Fair is open to those who are currently unemployed and want information on the wide range full and part-time education and training opportunities offered by Donegal ETB’s FET Service to help them get back into the workforce.Donegal ETB tutors and advisers will be available to talk through these opportunities. As the largest provider of FET in the county, the ETB offers a comprehensive range of opportunities with qualifications including QQI, City & Guilds and industry-specific certification that allow students to choose their next best step.Those attending can try their hand at augmented reality welding or speak to current students to find out first-hand what it’s like to undertake an ETB FET course.Donegal ETB’s Director of FET, Cróna Gallagher, said, “People should take the time on 6 and 7 November to find out how our FET Service can help them to go further in developing their skills and to find out about the many education and training options available throughout the county.” Many of Donegal ETB’s programmes are co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020. In 2018, over 11,000 FET students completed courses in more than 120 venues, making Donegal ETB the largest FET provider in the county, offering opportunities to retrain, upskill, get on the job work experience and progress onto further and higher education.For more information please contact Donegal ETB’s Adult Guidance and Information Service on 0749178088 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit them at 2nd Floor, McKendrick Place, Pearse Road, Letterkenny. Further updates on the 2019 FET Fair can be found on Donegal ETB’s website (www.donegaletb.ie/news) and Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts (@DonegalETB) between now and the Fair.New Donegal ETB further education fair to take place next month was last modified: October 11th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)