Senior army officer visiting North West

first_img Pinterest Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleDonegal firms missing out in local contracts because of red tape – DohertyNext articleThe Legends Show – January 2010 News Highland Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ By News Highland – February 3, 2010 Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic One of the country’s most senior army officers begins a two day visit to the North West today.Brigadier General Gerry Hegarty, General Officer Commanding the 4th Western Brigade, will visit members of the 58 Infantry battalion Reserve Defence Forces, and 54 Communications and Information Service RDF units in Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim.During the two day visit, Brigadier General Hegarty will meet members of the Reserve Defence Force, and and highlight their important role within the Defence Forces and local communities. The G.O.C. will reinforce the need for the RDF during visits to a number of areas, including Carndonagh, Rockhill, Sligo, Manorhamilton and Carrick-on-Shannon. In particular, Brigadier General Hegarty says he is looking forward to meeting members of the 58 Infantry battalion who will march in uniform in the New York Saint Patricks Day parade in 2010. This will be a first for a Reserve Defence Forces unit. News Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Senior army officer visiting North West 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebooklast_img read more

Carole King Skipped Beautiful’s Opening Night on Broadway, But Will Attend the 2014 Grammy Awards

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Oct. 27, 2019 Carole King was noticeably absent from the opening night of Beautiful, the Broadway bio-musical about her life—but don’t worry, she can still get the scoop on how the whole evening went from singer-songwriter and Waitress composer Sara Bareilles at the Grammy Awards. King and Bareilles (who did attend the opening night of Beautiful) will perform together at the 2014 ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, which will air live on CBS January 26. The legendary singer-songwriter isn’t nominated this year, but she already has a Grammy (or five) hanging around the house. She’s garnered four Grammys over her five-decade career and was honored with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. Her album Tapestry and her songs “You’ve Got a Friend” and “It’s Too Late” have all been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical View Comments King, who will also be named the 2014 MusiCares Person of the Year, is in good company at the Grammys—in addition to Bareilles, other stars slated to perform at the ceremony include Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Taylor Swift, John Legend, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Kacey Musgraves and more. Related Showslast_img read more

SU Triathlon Club promotes healthy lifestyle, friendly competition

first_img Published on October 3, 2012 at 3:41 am Contact Adelyn: [email protected] This past Sunday was the last big race of the season for the Syracuse University Triathlon Club. Biking, swimming and running, the competitors used endurance to make it through the conference championships.About 150 athletes from the Northeast Collegiate Triathlon Conference joined individual racers for the 2012 Mighty Man. But for the athletes of the SU Triathlon Club, it was just another part of the healthy lifestyle that the on-campus club promotes.The NECTC began in 2006, co-founded by Keisuke Inoue, now a doctoral student in Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies. But at that time, people weren’t as interested.“Triathlon wasn’t as big then as it is now,” Inoue said.Interest has greatly grown in Syracuse, with many of the surrounding lakes now holding their own events. Growth has continued since the conference’s inception, now boasting more than 200 athletes. The conference website lists 20 teams, including groups from Harvard and Yale.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBoth experienced triathlon participants and those new to the sport have joined SU’s Triathlon Club since it started. Some of the club’s 30 members compete more often than others.“Everyone is really inspirational and want others to take the bait,” said Laura Beachy, alumna and former member.Beachy, captain of the SU Triathlon Club for two years, cultivated her experiences into a lifelong hobby, even pursuing career paths in the fitness world.Inoue, the league founder, described triathlon as a lifetime sport.“Triathlon is an individual sport,” he said. “You can train with your schedule and it works really well with academic life.”The on-campus group also builds an atmosphere around the training, promoting healthy lifestyle choices and friendship among members.“I wanted to find people I could train with,” said graduate student Chuck Walck.Walck participated in the conference championships for the first time this year. He said working with other club members helps his own abilities.“Knowing people in the race makes me able to push myself a little harder,” Walck said.Training goes on year-round. During the winter, club members cycle in Archbold Gymnasium.“It’s not just physical strength,” said Inoue. The sport depends on several strategic components including choices of equipment and approaches to race execution.Around this physically demanding regimen, the SU triathlon team builds a community and an atmosphere ripe with passion for the sport.“It’s really important to have a positive environment,” Beachy said.Captains William Leonard, an advertising representative at The Daily Orange, Stephanie Verwys and Gianna Curcio also help to facilitate a group atmosphere by planning dinners and training events.Former captain Beachy said one thing she remembers about the Triathlon Club is that the members embody the same mindset of “living and socializing actively.”The group has pioneered and participated in a range of events, including the Nearly Naked Mile, during which runners brave the cold weather for 1 mile in their skivvies raising money for the Triathlon Club and the Westcott Community Center.The Triathlon Club has also volunteered at the Syracuse half-Ironman in the past, giving the new members a chance to see a triathlon event up close and personal.“It’s intense,” Beachy said. “It’s about how well you can do for yourself.”Both Beachy and Inoue still participate in triathlons outside of the group, continuing to train and compete beyond their years in the club.An alumni board is in the process of forming to support the group and is already collecting spare equipment to help other students get a start in the exercise regimen.“It’s one of those communities that you don’t want to let go of,” Beachy said. “And you don’t have to.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Tribunal into Ottawas handling of First Nations kids nearing its end after

first_imgAPTN National NewsA child welfare case that has taken a long road through the Canadian Human Rights Commission will soon come to an end.The complaint was filed seven years ago by the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and the Assembly of First Nations.It alleges the federal government short-changes First Nations children in the child welfare system.The final arguments begin next week in Ottawa.APTN’s Annette Francis has a re-cap of what’s gone on at the tribunal and what to expect from the closing arguments.last_img

Wahoo protesters want to be in on Cleveland teams talks with MLB

first_imgThe Canadian PressCLEVELAND — Organizers protesting the Cleveland baseball team’s use of the Chief Wahoo logo have asked to be involved in talks with Major League Baseball about changes to the contentious symbol.A group asking the Cleveland team to abolish the red-faced logo and their nickname gathered outside Progressive Field on Tuesday before the club’s home opener against the Chicago White Sox.They were carrying signs that read “Racism Honors No One” and “Real People Not Mascots.” The advocates peacefully voiced their opinions as police looked on.The movement to replace the Wahoo logo has gained momentum in recent years. The Cleveland team has reduced its usage, but the logo, which the team has used for more than 60 years, still appears on some game caps and jerseys.The team has had talks with MLB about further changes.Commissioner Rob Manfred said during the World Series that he knows “that that particular logo is offensive to some people, and all of us at Major League Baseball understand why.”[email protected]last_img read more