Santa to make an appearance at Christmas Gala

first_imgThe gala will include the club’s skaters from Precanskate to senior groups performing their individual solos and group numbers.Also from 4-5 p.m. St. Nick himself will take to the ice, allowing those in attendance the opportunity to skate with him.The event will also be selling hot chocolate and popcorn to help raise money for the club, and admission into the event is by donation.- Advertisement –last_img

Lobster dinner helps raise cash for Kidsport

first_imgKidsport is a community based sport funding program which provides grants for children ranging in ages from 6-18 in order to help them participate in a sport of their choice.For more information on Kidsport, visit the organization’s official website.   – Advertisement –last_img

Messi, Argentina into last 16, sets up France clash

first_img0Shares0000Marcos Rojo celebrated his late winner with Lionel Messi on his back but the striker had carried his team for most of the game. Photo/REUTERSSAINT PETERSBURG, Russia, June 26 – Marcus Rojo’s stunning finish four minutes from time kept Lionel Messi and Argentina’s World Cup hopes alive to see off Nigeria 2-1 on Tuesday and set up a last 16 meeting with France.Messi’s first goal of the tournament got the two-time winners off to a perfect start in Saint Petersburg, but Victor Moses’s 51st minute penalty had Jorge Sampaoli’s men headed for a humiliating group stage exit until Rojo’s late intervention. The Manchester United defender, who had escaped conceding a second Nigerian penalty moments earlier after a controversial VAR review, thundered home Gabriel Mercado’s cross to send the under-fire Sampaoli running down the sidelines amid wild scenes of celebration.Messi missed a penalty in a 1-1 draw with Iceland and was largely bypassed in a 3-0 thrashing by Croatia that saw calls for Sampaoli to be sacked before their final group game.However, Argentina avoided the abyss by the skin of their teeth to fight another day against the highly-fancied French in Kazan on Saturday.Sampaoli made five changes from the Croatia game, with veterans of the Albiceleste’s run to the final four years ago Gonzalo Higuain and Angel di Maria returning, but it was the recall of Ever Banega in midfield that provided the launchpad for Messi.The Sevilla playmaker was restored to bring some order to an Argentine midfield overrun by Croatia’s Ivan Rakitic and Luka Modric and proved his worth inside 15 minutes.Banega’s brilliant pass over the top of the Nigerian defence picked out Messi’s run perfectly and, after cushioning the ball on his thigh, the five-time world player of the year erased the frustrations of his World Cup so far with an arrowed right-foot finish into the far corner.Modric claimed Croatia “cut off Messi” in Nizhny Novgorod five nights ago, but he was back to close to his Barcelona best at the heart of all Argentina’s best moves in a positive first 45 minutes.Relief: Lionel Messi scored his first goal of the 2018 World Cup to give Argentina the lead against Nigeria© AFP Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVHiguain just couldn’t flick the ball beyond the onrushing Francis Uzoho from a defence splitting pass before Uzoho then tipped a Messi free-kick onto the post.Argentina escaped just before the break when no penalty was given for Rojo’s high challenge on Kelechi Iheanacho.Nigeria felt that injustice was rectified just five minutes after the break, though, when this time Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir did point to the spot when Javier Mascherano tangled with Oghenekaro Etebo at a corner.Moses confidently stepped up to send Franco Armani the wrong way on his international debut and Argentina back to square one.Messi produced a magical performance in Argentina’s final qualifier with a hat-trick in Ecuador just to get his country to Russia.But he couldn’t recreate those heroics as Nigerian defenders swarmed around him everytime he was hopefully shovelled the ball by Argentine team-mates.There was further VAR controversy when Nigeria were denied a second penalty when Rojo headed onto his own arm before substitute Odion Ighalo fired wide.Ighalo missed another glorious chance when he shot too close to Armani and Nigeria were made to pay for their profligacy from the most unlikely source.Sergio Aguero had been thrown on from the bench to join Messi and Higuain in attack, but it was Rojo who produced a striker’s finish on his weaker right foot to spark delirious scenes of celebration among the tens of thousands of Argentines in the stands.Chief among them was legendary 1986 World Cup winning captain Diego Maradona who reacted by raising the middle finger of both hands in just his latest controversial moment as a spectator in Russia.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Job Vacancies: Tobin’s Service Station seek shop assistant & deli assistant

first_imgJOB VACANCIES: One of Donegal’s most popular service stations are on the lookout for new staff to join their innovative, dynamic and hardworking team. Tobin’s Service Station, has won multiple awards nationally for their outstanding business – which excels in providing top-class customer service and fantastic food.Cashier/ Shop AssistantDuties will include receiving payments from customers and forecourt staff. Flexibility is essential as working hours will include evenings and weekends ( approx 32 hours per week). You will also be required to stock shelves and maintain a clean and tidy environment in the store.Previous retail customer service experience is desirable. Deli Assistant Previous experience in food service is desirable. Approx 32 hours per week. Deli opening hours are Mon-Sat 7am – 4.30pm Closed Bank HolidaysApplicants must be reliable with a mature attitude and demonstrate: A passion for the delivery of excellent customer serviceEnjoy working as part of a high performance teamAn ability to learn quicklyAn ability to work under pressure in a fast moving environmentA flexible attitude to working hours.Applicants MUST be over 18 years of age. Applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.Please forward an up to date CV and cover letter stating which position you are applying for to:Manager, Tobin’s Service Station, Port Road,  LetterkennyOr email eddie@tobins.ieClosing date for applications is 5.30pm Friday 11th Aug 2017 Job Vacancies: Tobin’s Service Station seek shop assistant & deli assistant was last modified: August 3rd, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:jobsTobin’s Service Stationlast_img read more

French boost for SA wind power

first_img5 March 2008South African state company Eskom has signed an agreement with French development agency Agence Française de Developpement (AFD) for a €100-million loan over 20 years to help finance a new wind farm project.“The 100-megawatt wind farm will be built on the West Coast near the town of Koekenaap, east of Vredendal in the Western Cape and will be operational in early 2010,” the electricity company said in a statement this week.The two companies concluded the deal last week during an official visit to South Africa by French President Nicolas Sarkozy.French companies have taken a keen interest in South Africa’s plans to upgrade its electricity infrastructure, with Alstom recently being awarded a €1.3-billion contract to supply turbines and related infrastructure for a new coal-fired power station in Mpumalanga province, and Areva bidding to build the country’s next generation of nuclear power stations.The state-owned utility spent time evaluating various wind technologies available, as well as issues such as storage systems, costs and performance data at its wind energy demonstration facility near Klipheuwel outside Cape Town.“This project is a first step in applying the information gained from this pilot facility, and forms part of Eskom’s overall renewable energy strategy,” Eskom said.“The signing of the financing framework will initiate what Eskom believes will be a long term partnership between Eskom and the AFD that will support Eskom’s broad climate change strategy and capacity expansion programme.”Darling Wind FarmThe Koekenaap facility will be South Africa’s second commercial wind farm. The first one is busy being established near Darling, a small town north-west of Cape Town.The Darling project is a public-private partnership between the Central Energy Fund, the Development Bank of Southern Africa, the Darling Independent Power Producing Company and the South African and Danish Governments.The farm will use four 1.3-megawatt wind turbines to generate an expected annual 13.2-gigawatt hours of “green electricity”.This will be injected into Eskom’s national grid, transferred to Cape Town’s electricity network and sold onward to buyers prepared to pay a surcharge of around 25c per killowatt-hour for electricity generated through renewable sources.The City of Cape Town agreed in August 2006 to be the first such buyer/supplier, and will purchase electricity from Darling Wind Farm over a period of 20 years.SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

10 Twitter Lists You Should Follow

first_imgTags:#social networks#web Those are some of our favorite lists. Have you spotted (or built) any red-hot lists we should be sure to know about as well? Let us know in comments. Listorious is a directory of lists, but isn’t it more fun to see lists of lists from people you know and trust? Both have their place – hopefully this is just the beginning of a new period of Twitter fun. Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Twitter Lists have rolled out to a majority of users on the site now and the uptake has been remarkable. Things will get truly interesting when lists can by turned into columns in 3rd party clients like Tweetdeck and Seesmic (one small client says it’s shipped list support already and Tweetdeck says it’s coming soon), when you can share items with particular lists exclusively (like you can on Facebook) and when you can search inside particular lists. Anyone who’s worked with OPML files before is likely to find Twitter lists frustrating so far.Let’s operate under the assumption that Twitter’s own implementation of lists will be overshadowed by more useful implementations of the lists API. In order to help you get ready for that future, here are ten lists we think particularly worth following.Twitter Lists are exciting because curation of dynamic sources is exciting. This is a particularly accessible way to do what syndication geeks have been thrilled by for years.Here are some of our favorite curated lists we’ve found so far. We offer some description of these lists based on what we know about their creators and the short titles the lists have been given. The fact that Twitter doesn’t offer a field to describe lists makes me wonder who they talked to when building the feature. (Turns out this is coming next week.) A lot of things make me wonder that, in fact. We’ve said before that groups are the secret weapon of the social web and we’re excited to see this feature go live. Hopefully it will become more awesome with time.Here are 10 cool lists we suggest you follow. We found most of these lists by thinking of awesome people on Twitter, then seeing what lists they are on. Patrick LaForge’s “Linkers” LaForge is an Editor at the New York Times and finds great links to share all the time. These are some of the people he finds them from. Josh Elman’s Awesome SocialJosh Elman recently jumped ship from working at Facebook to working at Twitter. Silicon Valley super-geeks took notice, because Elman is a smart and connected guy. Here’s a nice big list of people he created that you should know if you’re interested in the social web.Robert Scoble’s FoundersYou want to see curation taken seriously? Watch Robert Scoble, any day of the week. Scoble has built out more great lists than you can shake a stick at and this one is a favorite of ours. It’s a list of company founders on Twitter. Strange beasts, these are, but good to pay attention to.Rebecca Leaman’s Nonprofit GeeksRebecca Leaman works at WildApricot and she’s created a great list of geeks focused on social good, nonprofit tech folks. These people should be on your radar.Chris Grayson’s Augmented Reality PeepsWe like Augmented Reality and so does Chris Grayson, a New York City mobile marketing consultant. He’s put together a nice long list of people working in AR. If you get to know these people now, you’ll probably be glad you did later.Mike Taylor’s XMPP ListMike Taylor, also known as Bear, does XMPP work at Seesmic. His XMPP list is a nice collection of real-time web developers, without bandwagon-jumping marketing types. Looking for early hints about where the real-time web is going? This list is one place we’re watching.Raven Zachary’s iPhone ListRaven Zachary is the founder of Small Society, an absurdly hot iPhone dev shop in Portland, Oregon. Raven is curating a giant list of all the people working on the iPhone that he can find. We’d love to see his list of just must-read iPhone folks, but this list is pretty cool too.Christina Braden’s Disability ListChristina Braden goes by the handle @advocate4all and her bio reads: “There will never be justice in the world until those who are not harmed are as indignant as those who are.” Hell, yeah. If you want to read biting, insightful critiques of social injustices, a list of disability rights activists is a great place to find them.Ben Turner’s Anthropology ListBen Turner is a renaissance man with a pretentious Twitter handle (@xeus) but his Anthropology list is an awesome collection of people studying digital culture.The ReadWriteWeb Team ListCharming, intelligent, attractive and humble – the ReadWriteWeb team is a great source of news and analysis about bleeding edge trends and developments online. We’d love it if you’d follow us on Twitter and engage with us in conversation. A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit marshall kirkpatrick The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more

Live Webcast of a Building Science Seminar

first_imgNot yet a member of GBA Pro? Sign up now!To enjoy all of the benefits of GBA Pro membership, subscribe to GBA Pro today. More information on the scheduled sessionsWednesday December 5 is “Spray Foam Day” with Joseph Lstiburek. Dr. Lstiburek will present a full-day session on spray foam issues and solutions using information based on field experience and laboratory research. Throughout the day, Joe will call in other industry experts for special cameo appearances and invite other BSC researchers to report on recent work.Thursday December 6 will feature John Straube, who will cover “HVAC for Low-Load Buildings.” Dr. Straube will define low-load and ultra-low-load buildings, and will discuss the enclosures that are needed to get there. Next, the implications of these low load enclosures on heating, ventilation, hot water, and other building systems will be explored. Fossil-fueled, electric, solar and biomass will all be addressed. This session is intended for designers and builders of ultra efficient residential (i.e., Passive House, DOE Challenge Home, and similar) and smaller commercial buildings. A summary of the December 5 sessionTo read a summary of the December 5 presentations, see Allison Bailes’ latest blog: Highlights from Joe Lstiburek’s 2012 Experts’ Session on Spray Foam.center_img GBA has made arrangements to provide live video streaming of an educational seminar by two renowned building science experts, Joseph Lstiburek and John Straube. Dubbed the Building Science Experts’ Session, the seminar is being held on Wednesday December 5 and Thursday December 6, 2012, in Westford, Massachusetts. Sessions begin each morning at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.The video stream will be available at no charge to all GBA Pro members. A link to the live video stream will be added to this page on the morning of December 5, 2012.last_img read more

Two militants killed in Shopian gunfight with security forces

first_imgBodies of two militants have been recovered after a gunfight with security forces in a residential area in south Kashmir’s Shopian on Tuesday morning. According to the Director General of Police, the militants are believed to be part of the Jaish-e-Mohammed.Two soldiers were injured in the gun battle.Initial reports suggested that two Army men, including a Junior Commissioned Officer, received injuries in the first exchange of fire, as the militants were holed up inside a house at Kundalan village, over 60 km away from Srinagar.”Two to three militants are believed to be trapped at the encounter site,” a police official said.The Army’s 34 Rashtriya Rifles, the police’s Special Operations Group (SOG) of the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the CRPF engaged the militants in the gunfight. Locals said the father of an active militant, Zeenat Naikoo from Memender, died of a cardiac arrest after the militant reportedly spoke to his family on the phone. However, the police could not confirm whether Naikoo is trapped or not at the encounter site.Pelting of stonesScores of locals in the area resorted to pelting of stones around the encounter site. Three youth injured in the clashes with security forces were shifted to hospitals.The district administration has ordered the closure of all schools “as a precautionary measure”.last_img read more

From Japan, a museum of peace built on memories of WWII

first_imgJapan on Saturday gifted Manipur a museum of peace built on the memories of one of the fiercest battles of the Second World War.The inauguration of the Imphal Peace Museum at Red Hill, about 20 km southwest of Manipur’s capital Imphal, marked the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Imphal.Some 70,000 Japanese soldiers, alongside those of Subhash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army, died in battles with the British-led Allied forces in areas around Imphal and Kohima from March to June 1944. The last of these battles was fought at Red Hill, where the Japanese War Memorial was built in 1944 to mark the 50th anniversary of the battle.“While Imphal Peace Museum is a living memory of the tragic war, I sincerely hope that it will be a bridge to connect the past and the future for a lasting peaceful world for all times to come,” said Yohei Sasakawa, chairman of the Nippon Foundation that funded the museum. The 80-year-old Mr. Sasakawa recalled the suffering of war when he survived the Tokyo air raid in March 1945. He said that worst sufferers of in the Battle of Imphal were the local people who had little or nothing to do with the war.Diaries donatedHitoshi Tsuchiya, 64, was lucky to see his father Denkichi Tsuchiya who returned to Japan after the war. Mr. Hitoshi paid his first visit to Manipur with his son Jumpei to donate the diaries and other memorabilia of his father to the Imphal Peace Museum. Dominic Asquith, British High Commissioner to India, said, “This museum symbolises the reconciliation between Japan and Britain and Japan and India. It is to reinforce the message that history changes and makes us learn from the past.”His Japanese counterpart Kenji Hiramatsu agreed. “The Japanese know of the tragic past of the people of Manipur. But we have come to a point when we need to look at the future,” he said.Few would know this better than Nobuo Abe, a 77-year-old farmer turned collector of bones of fallen Japanese soldiers from across the world. His father, Soichi Abe, died at Red Hill on April 16, 1944, at the age of 30.Collecting bones“I was two-and-a-half years old when he died, and I do not remember his face as he left us for the war when I was a year old. Manipur will always be special to me because this is where my father died,” he said.A member of the Japan Bereaved Association, Mr. Abe could not find any of his father’s bones. “But I feel connected to him because I collect the bones of the fathers of my countrymen and women,” he said.According to Nippon Foundation’s Yosuke Ishikawa, a person’s bones are highly valued in Japanese culture.Among the highlights of the museum is a framed calligraphy by Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. It reads ‘heiwa’ — meaning peace — in Japanese.last_img read more

Three Jordan Paralympics athletes charged with sex offences

first_imgThree members of the Paralympics squad from Jordan have been charged with committing sexual offences against a child and a woman, The Sun reported on Wednesday.The men are part of the 19-strong Jordanian squad which has been training in Britain for the past two weeks.Police in Antrim, Northern Ireland, said two of the men — aged 23 and 35 — face two counts of sexual activity with a child.The younger man is also accused of voyeurism. He and the third man, aged 36, have been charged with sexually assaulting a woman.The three were arrested before they were due to head to London for the start of the Games.They are expected to appear at a magistrates court.The men were held after complaints by staff at a leisure centre in Antrim, where they have been training, and two local women.The Paralympic Games will take place Aug 29 to Sep 9.last_img read more