Sisters in Spirit Vigil hold annual march

first_imgIt was an emotional evening at the Fort St. John Friendship Centre as the Sisters in Spirit Vigil held their annual march. The march was held to raise awareness of the issue of missing and murdered Aboriginal women. The event was organized by Connie Greyeyes and marks the 3rd year the Vigil movement has been held in Fort St. John. According to Greyeyes the march has grown every year.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=3185|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=57f897fa54d09c7fc8ad506722910f43-Connie Greyeyes 1_1_Pub.mp3] Oct. 4 is deemed by the National Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) as a day of action to remember, honour and create awareness regarding the lives of Aboriginal women who are missing and have been murdered across Canada. The NWAC has identified 582 cases across Canada of missing or murdered Aboriginal women. There are no charges laid in 40% of these cases which Greyeyes deemed far too high. She explains some of causes of this issue.[asset|aid=3186|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=57f897fa54d09c7fc8ad506722910f43-Connie Greyes 2_1_Pub.mp3] The marchers made their way to city hall and continued back to the Friendship Centre for dinner, traditional dances and drumming as well as speeches by family members of missing and murdered Aboriginal women.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Heynckes says Bayern played best match for years

first_img0Shares0000Jupp Heynckes’ final European match in charge saw Bayern Munich fall just short © AFP / Christof STACHEMADRID, Spain, May 2 – Coach Jupp Heynckes said Bayern Munich played their best match for years but were undone by a mistake from goalkeeper Sven Ulreich to allow Real Madrid to reach the Champions League final.“We are very disappointed,” Heynckes said. “My team played an outstanding game. I haven’t seen Bayern play as well as that for years. “At this high level you can’t make the sort of mistakes we made after half-time.”The unfortunate Ulreich gifted Karim Benzema his second goal of the match one minute after the break at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, completely misjudging a back-pass from Corentin Tolisso to allow the French striker to slot the ball into an empty net.James Rodriguez equalised for Bayern in the 63rd minute, setting up a desperate last half-hour in which the Germans pinned Real back but despite a handful of chances failed to score the goal that would have given them an away-goals victory on aggregate.Real won 4-3 over the two legs and will play either Roma or Liverpool in the final in Kiev on May 26.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Fans cheer on historic Gor, Everton clash

first_img“The team played very well but they need to make better choices with the passes they make. If they keep playing the way they do, and work more on their final passes, I think they have a chance of being a very good team,” one of the Everton fans named Jack told Capital Sport.Former Tusker FC and KCB midfielder David Etale, a former British soldier now living in the United Kingdom was very pleased to see Gor come to England and get some invaluable experience and he noted they will get back home a better team.“Gor played very well and I am happy to have been here to witness and seeing my former team-mates like Boniface Oluoch,”Kenyan fans turned out in large numbers to watch champions Gor Mahia during their SportPesa Trophy friendly match at the Goodison Park Stadium in Liverpool, United Kingdom on November 6, 2018.“As a former player this is a good experience for them to see the kind of level here. They have experienced a different culture and leave here with big memories to share with people back home,” Etale told Capital Sport.He added; “This is a chance we couldn’t get as players back in our days and seeing them here is so much joy. They have taken their chance and I hope they don’t go back home without lessons.”Apart from Kenyans, there were other Africans as well cheering on Gor and they were equally happy, though some were not too pleased that they lost with such a huge margin.“We are here to support our fellow black boys and they did very well. The first goalkeeper wasn’t really very good but the second one was better. But the number 6 (Shafik Batambuze) and the big midfielder (Ernest Wendo) were the best for me. The number six especially, that boy is good. I enjoyed his game,” a fan from Zimbabwe said.Gor Mahia fans enjoying after the game at Goodison ParkAnother from Uganda added; “I was happy to see a Kenya team here because they are our neighbors and I love Kenya.”Another Ugandan fan, identified as Frank was also pleased with the performance of the team and his fellow countryman Batambuze’s who he tipped to get into the Uganda Cranes starting team.“I think considering Everton put up a good line up, the Kenyans did really well. The boys were not kind of used to the ground, the touch of the grass, other than that we did really well. If he (Batambuze) keeps pushing that line, he will become a really good footballer,” he added.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000They braved the cold, to cheer on the Kenyan champions during their SportPesa Trophy friendly match at the Goodison Park Stadium in Liverpool, United Kingdom on November 6, 2018.NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 8 – An estimated 5,000 fans were in attendance on Tuesday night as Kenya’s reigning league champions Gor Mahia took on Everton FC at Goodison Park in Liverpool, United Kingdom.The fans, a good percentage of which were Kenyan and others of African descent were left praising Gor’s attitude despite their 4-0 humbling, saying their experience was worth the long trip.last_img read more

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BROCHURE PUSHING LETTERKENNY’S INDUSTRY HUB TO BE LAUNCHED

first_imgA brochure pushing Letterkenny as County Donegal’s centre for business, commerce and industry is to be launched next week.The brochure is the brainchild of Letterkenny Town Council in conjunction with Donegal County Council and Donegal County Development Board.The brochure showcases the benefits of Letterkenny as a setting for industry, in particular its status as a joint gateway with Derry under the National Spatial Strategy. It will also include testimonials from industry leaders which further underlines Letterkenny’s credentials as a place to do business.The brochure will be officially launched by Mayor of Letterkenny Dessie Larkin next Tuesday, July 31st at 5pm in the Letterkenny Town Council offices. BROCHURE PUSHING LETTERKENNY’S INDUSTRY HUB TO BE LAUNCHED was last modified: July 26th, 2012 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:brochureDonegal County CouncilLetterkenny Town Councillast_img read more

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Cyber boost brings new services to Ballyshannon & Killybegs Credit Union

first_imgBallyshannon & Killybegs Credit Union are expanding their technology offerings for the south Donegal community with two major moves.BK Credit Union has launched a new website, www.bkcreditunion.ie offering a full suite of online services and recently launched an innovative mobile app for members to manage their money ‘on the go’.The App allows members access to the following features on  iPhone, iPad and Android devices: View Account BalancesView TransactionsTransfer between your accountsTransfer to External Bank AccountsPay a BillBallyshannon & Killybegs Credit Union AppBallyshannon & Killybegs Credit Union AppThe app contains a secure member login facility so members will have peace of mind knowing that their data is secure. The Ballyshannon & Killybegs Credit Union App is available on the iTunes App Store or Google Play Store.  For download links click here: http://www.bkcreditunion.ie/Mobile-AppThis facility is open to all members who have registered for Online Access. To register for Online Access click here: https://secure.bkcreditunion.ie/RegisterBallyshannon & Killybegs Credit Union AppSpecial Laptop and Tablet Bundle OffersAlso as part of their tech revolution, the BK Credit Union are now offering their members a Tech Loan .   This short term Loan is perfect for anyone going back to school or university or who wants to upgrade their laptop or tablet or mobile device for as little as €20 per week over 1 year. They have secured four exclusive Tech bundles with Compupac I.T solutions, offering high spec Laptops with one year Free Microsoft Office 365, Anti virus Software and 5 year warranty included OR an iPad bundle with Bluetooth Belkin lite keyboard and folio case with battery up to 10 hours.Compupac IT bundles with Ballyshannon & Killybegs Credit UnionCompupac IT bundles with Ballyshannon & Killybegs Credit UnionIt is easy to apply for in 3 clicks, go to https://www.compupacit.ie/bk-credit-union/ select your bundle and submit your query.BK Credit Union will then process the application and upon securing the finance Compupac will deliver direct to your door.Alternatively provide any branch with a quote of your Tech or Mobile Phone provider and they will process the application with a quick turnaround.For futher details or to try our free loan calculator go to: www.bkcreditunion.ie/loans Ballyshannon & Killybegs Credit Union, helping you, helping your communityTo find out more, visit your local branch or contact:Killybegs: 074 973 2158Ballyshannon: 071 985 2288 Email: marketing@bkcreditunion.ieWeb: www.bkcreditunion.ieBallyshannon & Killybegs Credit Union is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.  Ts and Cs apply. €20 per week calculation is based on €1,000 borrowed over 53 weeks, total cost of credit is 54.20Cyber boost brings new services to Ballyshannon & Killybegs Credit Union was last modified: October 6th, 2017 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)Tags:AppBallyshannonbankingcredit unionFinanceKillybegsTechnologylast_img read more

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Can’t help falling in love with Letterkenny Credit Union’s wedding loan!

first_imgEarly 2017 will herald in a flurry of wedding planning activity, as 26% of couples in Ireland will typically become engaged in December.While this is an exciting time for soon-to-be newlyweds, it can also be tinged with anxiety. The average couple will pay more than €22,500 for their wedding and honeymoon, invite 156 of their nearest and dearest and spend over €60 per guest.It’s little wonder the question of paying for it all can bring on sleepless nights! With the launch of Letterkenny Credit Union’s wedding loan however, there’s no need to lose sleep. The loan is available to all members of the credit union at the great value of 8.2 % APR.**Paul Hume, Chairperson of Letterkenny Credit Union says: “With an array of wedding blogs, magazines and fairs promoting must-have 2017 trends and ‘it’ honeymoon destinations, it’s understandable that things start to become costly. Indeed, it’s expected around one in four couples will borrow for their big day. At Letterkenny Credit Union, we will only propose wedding loans with realistic terms, which can be paid back in a way that works best for each couple. Our loans can have a repayment plan to suit individual circumstances, and there is always the option to repay lump sums without incurring any extra penalties or charges.”So whether the aunties and uncles are coming out of the woodwork for an invitation, or the guest list is being kept to a select few, Letterkenny Credit Union will provide support with loans that fit every individual wedding, and which are based on fair, reasonable terms.Paul continued: “At Letterkenny Credit Union we have been offering access to affordable credit in our local community for over 50 years. We are always on hand to provide guidance, be that with borrowing, or with saving towards the big day. We can assist couples to work within their budget, and plan out what they can afford to spend. We also offer great value Travel Insurance through coveru.ie and foreign exchange for that all-important honeymoon So with us supporting happy couples the whole way, they can rest easy and catch up on their beauty sleep before the big day.” **For a €20000, 5 year variable interest rate loan with 60 monthly repayments of €405.11, an interest Rate of 7.95%, a representative APR of 8.2%, the total amount payable by the member is €24306.16 Information correct as at 15/2/2017.Can’t help falling in love with Letterkenny Credit Union’s wedding loan! was last modified: February 15th, 2017 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:donegalLetterkenny Credit Unionwedding loanslast_img read more

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Chirac vows to restore order

first_img The violence has escalated from an outburst of anger in suburban Paris housing projects into a nationwide show of disdain for French authority from youths and minorities, most French-born children of Arab and black Africans angered by years of unequal opportunities. Youths set ablaze nearly 1,300 vehicles and torched businesses, schools and symbols of French authority, including post offices and provincial police stations, late Saturday and early Sunday. The violence reached the well-guarded French capital Saturday night. Police said 35 cars were torched, most on the city’s northern and southern edges. In the city center, gasoline bombs damaged three cars near Place de la Republique. Residents reported a loud explosion and flames. “We were very afraid,” said Annie Partouche, 55, who watched the cars burning from her apartment window. “We were afraid to leave the building.” In Evreux, 60 miles west of Paris, five police officers and three firefighters were injured in clashes with youths who destroyed at least 50 vehicles, shops and businesses, a post office and two schools, authorities said. “Rioters attacked us with baseball bats,” Philippe Jofres, a deputy fire chief, told France-2 television. “We were attacked with pick axes. It was war.” About 50 cars were burned late Sunday in the Seine-Saint-Denis region north of Paris, where the violence first broke out. Arsonists burned a school and a bus in the central city of Saint-Etienne, and transport workers went on strike. Much of the youths’ anger has focused on law-and-order Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, who inflamed passions by referring to troublemakers as “scum.” In Strasbourg, youths stole a car and rammed it into a housing project, setting the vehicle and the building on fire. “We’ll stop when Sarkozy steps down,” said the defiant 17-year-old driver, identifying himself as Murat. He and several others were in police custody as smoke poured from the windows of the housing project behind them. Arsonists burned 1,295 vehicles nationwide overnight Saturday, national police spokesman Patrick Hamon said, adding that police made 349 arrests. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PARIS – President Jacques Chirac promised Sunday to restore public order across France as unrest spread from suburban Paris to cities south and north, with rioters battling police, throwing Molotov cocktails and ramming a car into a housing project during an 11th night of mayhem. About 10 police officers were injured, including two seriously, during clashes with hundreds of youths in Grigny in the Essonne region south of the capital, the Interior Ministry said. Officials believe rioters may have fired with a hunting rifle. Across the country, rioters pelted Molotov cocktails at cars and a school, and firefighters in some areas worked under police escort. New unrest was reported in Toulouse in the southwest and Rennes in the northwest. Chirac spoke after a security meeting of his top ministers. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “The law must have the last word,” Chirac said in his first public address on the violence. France is determined “to be stronger than those who want to sow violence or fear, and they will be arrested, judged and punished.” Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin promised speedy trials for rioters and extra security where it was needed. Chirac said France was determined to promote “respect for all, justice and equal opportunities.” Violence has been concentrated in poor suburbs with large immigrant populations. “But there is a precondition, a priority, I repeat,” he said. “That is the restoring of security and public order.” The French president had faced criticism from opposition politicians for not publicly speaking about France’s worst civil unrest in more than a decade. His only previous comments came through a spokesman. last_img read more

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LIFESTYLE: COSY UP TO A PARKA THIS WINTER

first_imgCOSY UP TO A PARKA THIS WINTERCelebrities love their Parka and this iconic coat is back for another Autumn/Winter Season available in the traditional khaki as well as navy, black and printed designs.Expect a lot of over-sized faux-fur trimmed hoods to help keep you warm and stylish on that romantic winter walk. Here is a selection of Parkas in the stores and available online at the moment:Awear Khaki Hood PU Sleeve Parka€80.00***********************************DunnesParka With Faux-fur Lining€50.00*********************************** New LookKhaki Fur Hood Parka€59.99*********************************** New LookKhaki Faux Fur Trim Hooded Parka€64,99***********************************AsosGilet Parka€117.12***********************************River IslandNAVY 3 IN 1 FAUX FUR PARKA JACKET€135***********************************WarehouseFAUX FUR HOODED BUTTON PARKA€110.00********************************OasisDip Hem Parka Jacket Longer LengthPrice: €85.00LIFESTYLE: COSY UP TO A PARKA THIS WINTER was last modified: August 21st, 2013 by John2Share 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:AsosDonegal Daily FashionLIFESTYLE: COSY UP TO A PARKA THIS WINTERRiver Islandlast_img read more

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In Pictures: Donegal shop celebrates lucky punter’s €500K Lotto win!

first_imgThe people of Glencar Letterkenny will be keeping their eyes open for a big spender this week to find out which shopper has scooped half a million euro from a National Lottery scratch card. A Donegal man has today claimed his €500,000 winnings after scratching to win the top prize from a National Lottery All Cash Extravaganza scratch card.While the winner is remaining anonymous, the staff of the shop where the winning card was bought are full of jubilation. Spar Glencar store owner Antoinette Dorrian, shop manager Kieran Devanney and all the team have spent the morning proudly celebrating the sale of the winning card.Meanwhile, a Donegal man somewhere is having a very good start to the week with a big cash boost of €500,000 – that will surely brighten up a Monday morning!Spar Letterkenny shop owner Antoinette Dorrian (left) celebrating the sale of a winning €500,000 scratch card with from left: Pauric Gillespie from The National Lottery, shop manager Kieran Devanney and Rachel Enfield Supervisor after they sold a winning National Lottery All Cash Extravaganza scratch card top prize of €500,000. Pic: Philip Mulligan / Mac Innes PhotographyManagement and staff from Spar in Glencar shopping centre Letterkenny Co Donegal pictured with Pauric Gillespie (centre) from the National Lottery are pictured here from left: Tracey Brogan, Adam Enfield, Ann O Donnell, Rachel Mc Clafferty, Rachel Enfield, Kieran Devanney and shop owner Antoinette DorrianAdam Enfield shop assistant, Rachel Enfield supervisor, Matthew Gillen, shop assistant, Tracey NO REPRO FEE: 16th July 2018. Brogan, Antoinette Dorrian shop owner and Kieran Devanney store manager celebrate after they sold a winning National Lottery All Cash Extravaganza scratch card top prize of €500,000. Pic: Philip Mulligan / Mac Innes PhotographyPic: Philip Mulligan / Mac Innes PhotographyRachel Enfield Supervisor and Kieran Devanney Manager of Spar shop in The Glencar shopping centre Letterkenny Co Donegal. Pic: Philip Mulligan / Mac Innes PhotographyRachel Enfield Spar store supervisor in the Glencar shopping centre Letterkenny and shop assistant Tracey Brogan celebrate their success in selling a winning €500,000 winning scratch card after they sold a winning National Lottery All Cash Extravaganza scratch card top prize of €500,000. The €500,000 National Lottery scratch card was claimed by a jubilant Donegal man at National Lottery headquarters on Monday. Pic: Philip Mulligan / Mac Innes PhotographyIn Pictures: Donegal shop celebrates lucky punter’s €500K Lotto win! was last modified: July 16th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

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Getting ahead of the game with crop insurance

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Years like 2016 stressed the importance of getting ahead of the game when it comes to crop insurance.“As pockets of trouble turn up in the field, we want our farmers to call us or even send us a video from a combine, as one farmer did, showing his field issues and questions on what-if scenarios,” said Jason Alexander, Vice President-Crop Insurance, Farm Credit Mid-America. “Our team thrives on getting farmer input about how harvest is going and how crops look and even if you’ve already completed harvest, it’s often a good idea to meet with your insurance specialist while field conditions are fresh in your mind.”One of the things our Farm Credit crop insurance specialists like to do is ride in the combine with customers.“Not only can we bring the paperwork along and talk though what-if scenarios, we can see firsthand exactly what the crop situation is,” Alexander said. “Time in the combine seat with our farmers gives us a chance to discuss how each field tends to perform in different types of weather and brainstorm about different crop insurance strategies.”Those “what-if” scenarios include variability within fields that may affect both short-term and long-term plans. Short term, a farmer might need to get approval to destroy a crop as a total loss, or to harvest it as silage. Long-term planning might involve helping to decide whether farms should be insuring by optional units or enterprise units.“When in doubt, be proactive and call us,” Alexander said. “Communication with your Farm Credit crop insurance specialist is crucial to helping make sure you have the right insurance and that your claims are submitted properly to be paid at the end of the year.”AUDIO: Farm Credit’s Jason Alexander visits with The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins about getting ahead of the game with crop insurance.Farm Credit Mid America Full Interview Jason Alexander 11.21.16For more financial tips, insights and perspectives from Farm Credit Mid-America, visit e-FarmCredit.com/sightslast_img read more

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