Glitz and glam at Coláiste Ailigh prom – Picture Special

first_imgStudents from Coláiste Ailigh celebrated their prom on Thursday last – with plenty of glitz and glam on display.The night of fun made for a great occasion in the Castle Grove Country House Hotel in Letterkenny.Clive Wasson was in attendance to capture some of the best moments. The class of 2019 at the Coláiste Ailigh Prom in Castle Grove Country House Hotel on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonDiarmaid O’Cathal and Cara McNulty at the Coláiste Ailigh Prom in Castle Grove Country House Hotel on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonAmber Hegarty and Sean Devenney at the Coláiste Ailigh Prom in Castle Grove Country House Hotel on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonClaire McGettigan and Airlaigh McGinely at the Coláiste Ailigh Prom in Castle Grove Country House Hotel on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonRonan McGeehan and Lauren Hall at the Coláiste Ailigh Prom in Castle Grove Country House Hotel on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonFriends together at the Coláiste Ailigh Prom in Castle Grove Country House Hotel on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonFun poses at the Coláiste Ailigh Prom in Castle Grove Country House Hotel on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonGirls having a ball at the Coláiste Ailigh Prom in Castle Grove Country House Hotel on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonGlitz and glam at Coláiste Ailigh prom – Picture Special was last modified: August 25th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Sunderland v QPR line-ups: Robinson out, Manning in, Sunderland star starts

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesRyan Manning and Idrissa Sylla start at the Stadium of Light for QPR, who are without Jack Robinson.In-form defender Robinson misses out after breaking a bone in his hand ahead of the game.Sylla starts up front along with Jamie Mackie, with Conor Washington among the Rangers substitutes.Joel Lynch also starts for the R’s, who are without defenders Steven Caulker, Nedum Onuoha, Grant Hall and James Perch.For Sunderland, fit-again winger Duncan Watmore starts and Lewis Grabban is on the bench after recovering from a hamstring problem.Sunderland: Steele, Jones, Matthews, O’Shea, Oviedo, Cattermole, Ndong, Honeyman, Eatmore, McGeady, Vaughan.Subs: Ruiter, Grabban, Williams, Gibson, McManaman, Gooch, Love.QPR: Smithies, Baptiste, Lynch, Bidwell, Wszolek, Scowen, Luongo, Freeman, Manning, Mackie, Sylla.Subs: Lumley, Washington, Furlong, Smith, Ngbakoto, Osayi-Samuel, Wheeler. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Born to Succeed Women upskills job seekers

first_imgSandiso Sibisi and several of her co-workers are volunteers for a project that teaches unemployed women life skills and how to find jobs.Sandiso Sibisi, who is passionate about education, founded Born to Succeed Women to curb unemployment among young women through mentorship, life skills and job seeking. (Melissa Javan)Melissa JavanBorn to Succeed Women has taught life skills and job seeking to 150 unemployed women in the five years since it was established. Of them, 120 women are now employed. Sandiso Sibisi, a management consultant at Accenture Development Partnerships (ADP), a global practice within Accenture, is the founder of the programme.Sibisi, who holds a BCom (Hons) in information systems from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, says the programme is open to young unemployed women who have passed Grade 12. They are assigned a mentor from the Women’s Forum of Accenture for 12 months. This helps the women to set goals and seek employment.The programme started in Gauteng. Sibisi, a Play Your Part ambassador, said she had received requests from women who had not passed Grade 12 to join the programme, as well as requests from women in other provinces.She said the initiative had recently launched the pilot of the mobile application Khweza, which gives people access to information relating to job hunting. Journalist Melissa Javan spoke to Sibisi about Born to Succeed Women.Melissa Javan: What led to your founding the initiative Born to Succeed Women?Sandiso Sibisi: Born to Succeed Women started five years ago. I grew up in a township, seeing a lot of women unemployed. I wanted to help them, but I didn’t know how. As I got older, I learned what the statistics said.MJ: Where did you start?SS: I watched people who had initiatives with the themes being women leadership and women empowerment. I replicated their model. [Through asking questions] I started to understand why women were unemployed; the human resources officer also gave me insight in it. I also found that there was readily available information about this.MJ: How old are the women you help?SS: They are women who are post-matric. So these are young women between 18 and 35 years old.MJ: Where do you find these women?SS: We get women through various existing non-governmental organisations and also get referrals from our Facebook and Twitter pages.MJ: Did you do this on your own when you started?SS: I started the initiative alone, and then we grew to team of three people. Women volunteer through Accenture. There is a full-time resource – someone who does our administration. There are six people on the team now.MJ: How many women have you helped through Born to Succeed Women and how many now have jobs?SS: A total of 150 have gone through the programme of whom 120 are employed. When I say employed, I mean through volunteering, learnerships, internship or permanently employed. We know they want a permanent job, because of the security, but for us the experience matters the most. It is important to start small.MJ: In which sectors do the women find work?SS: Mostly the IT sector; we have just started working in agriculture.MJ: Tell us about the process of the Born to Succeed Women programme.SS: It is a 12 month programme called a cohort. This is where the women are mentored by Accenture professional women. We also have workshops every second month and fun events once in a while. They get training in CV writing, interview skills, work ethics, financial management, communications and entrepreneurship.MJ: Have any of the women become entrepreneurs following your programme?SS: One of the women who went through the 2013 cohort has her own business in Alexandra, in Johannesburg. She started off in a chef-learnership. We had a partnership with Sun International, which gave her the work experience. She now owns a catering business.MJ: You said in a radio interview that lack of knowledge was a reason why people could not find jobs. Do you have any advice on empowering oneself to gain knowledge.SS: People underestimate what they can do with a smart phone. It can open so much to you. You can get qualified by doing free online courses. It can be an education game changer if you use your smart phone in a way that it is not just for Facebook and Twitter.MJ: Do you only work in Gauteng?SS: Our last intake in Gauteng was in 2015. We still do workshops there, but we’re no longer doing cohorts there. We found that there were a lot of organisations running programmes like this here in Gauteng. We have expanded to Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal and our workshops there focus on mentorship. Two of our members are based in KwaZulu-Natal. We also have people in Limpopo who mobilise people with whom we can work.MJ: You’re a Play Your Part ambassador. Why do you think that every South African should play their role in society to make the country a better place?SS: We cannot rely on the government alone to make a change. We have to be responsible citizens. This is our home and our future is here.MJ: How do you feel about Born to Succeed Women?SS: The little we have done has been life changing. You become humble because you realise how fortunate you are. Being fortunate means you have a certain privilege. You need to share what you have.MJ: What are your highlights?SS: The completion of the three cohorts in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Moving the initiative to Limpopo is also a highlight, because we are not based there. We are doing this out of our comfort zone. The project in Limpopo is called the Young Women in Sustainable Development Goal Women Leadership Programme.Source: Born to Succeed Women, International Research and Exchanges Board Inc, and Accenture.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

Liaise: Possibly The Coolest Email Add-On Ever (Video)

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting marshall kirkpatrick Tags:#Product Reviews#web Liaise is an email add-on launching today that analyzes the free-text contents of your emails as you write them for task-related information, including assignee, deadline and priority. It then helps you manage all your tasks in an interface beside your email inbox, pulling up all the emails associated with a particular task or person you’re set to meet with, automatically.This impressive tool is launching today at the DEMO conference, where it may very well steal the show. Liaise is currently available only for Outlook, but if you’re an Outlook user then it’s worth your time to download. Outlook user or not, you’ll want to check out the video demonstration below.I really hope that this product will support GMail sometime soon (perhaps with some Google Gears integration?) but for now this is the first software in a long time that’s made me give Windows a second look. This level of automated task-tracking and organization, with minimal interruption to your existing work-flow, has got to offer a competitive advantage. The elegance of the real-time analysis and the usefulness of the language processing, at least in theory on the day the product launches, is the kind of experience that reminds us how much innovation is still possible.The first 200 ReadWriteWeb readers who click this link will get access to download the application. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

WATCH: LeBron James, Cavaliers take NYC subway

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. While waiting at the 34th Street-Penn Station platform just below the Garden, James revealed that it was his first time riding the subway in NYC.ADVERTISEMENT Cariño named Perpetual Help volleyball director, women’s coach Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:51Clarkson on being PH flag-bearer: One of the happiest moments in my career01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES A subway rider sitting beside James, though, looked uncomfortable being filmed and had to transfer seats.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillioncenter_img “Trying to look like a real citizen, man,” J.R. Smith said in the video posted on NBA’s Instagram.While onboard the train, James continued documenting their quick trip on video, looking ecstatic about taking a “different mode of transporation.” Just @KingJames & the @cavs making the Monday morning NY subway commute. NBD. pic.twitter.com/kfCSNH1ghQ— UNINTERRUPTED (@uninterrupted) November 13, 2017Between a 45-minute bus ride and a six-minute subway trip, it was an easy choice for the Cleveland Cavaliers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLeBron James and the visiting Cavaliers had to take the New York City Subway from the Madison Square Garden to their hotel nearby after their morning shootarounds due to traffic delays.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding The guy, who was later identified as comedian James Michael Angelo, said in a Twitter post later that he didn’t know who James, one of the biggest basketball stars in the planet, was.Just for the record @KingJames pic.twitter.com/oBu28u4m5f— James Michael Angelo (@JMANewYork) November 13, 2017The Cavaliers defeated the Knicks, 104-101, later in the day after rallying from 15 points down in the fourth quarter.  They are now at ninth place in the Eastern Division with a 7-7 record. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA MOST READlast_img read more

Stosur urges Court to stop comments about same-sex marriage

first_imgBSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds The 74-year-old Court has been a critic of homosexuality for decades, and she expanded her comments in a Christian radio station interview this week.“I think she’s digging a very big hole for herself at the moment. And for whatever reason, she wants to keep talking about it,” Stosur said Friday after beating American qualifier Bethanie Mattek-Sands 6-2, 6-2 in the third round of the French Open.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMartina Navratilova wrote an open letter this week criticizing Court and recommending that tennis officials rename the arena that bears the Australian great’s name at Melbourne Park, home to the Australian Open.Stosur, an Australian who won the 2011 U.S. Open, thinks that might need to happen. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP All so difficult for Djokovic, easy for Nadal at French Open “I think if it continues down this road, then maybe there may be no other option but to do that,” Stosur said.She also backed Navratilova.“I actually really like the column that Martina Navratilova wrote the other day,” Stosur said. “It’s about the tennis, but it’s also about who you are. And I think if there’s not a nice light in that, then why should there be that name up in lights.”At the French Open earlier this week, British player Andy Murray also rejected Court’s comments.“I don’t see why anyone has a problem with two people who love each other getting married. If it’s two men, two women, that’s great. I don’t see why it should matter. It’s not anyone else’s business,” the No. 1-ranked Murray said.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Australia’s Samantha Stosur APPARIS — Samantha Stosur says Margaret Court is “digging a very big hole for herself” with her comments about same-sex marriage and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.Court won a record 24 Grand Slam singles titles in the 1960s and 1970s and is now a Christian pastor. In a letter published in The West Australian newspaper last week, Court wrote that she would stop flying Qantas “where possible” because the Australian airline “has become an active promoter for same-sex marriage.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:24Sotto urges Robredo to accept antidrug post00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast LATEST STORIES BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast MOST READ Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIVlast_img read more

Muralitharan looks to play till 2013-14

first_imgLegendary Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan today made it clear he will continue to play cricket for another three years as he felt fit enough to feature in Indian Premier League and English county circuit.”I think my body is good enough to play cricket for another three years. I would like to play IPL and some county cricket in England. I have received some offers (from the counties) but can’t disclose them at this moment,” he said.Muralitharan was speaking at a felicitation function by his IPL team Chennai Super Super Kings here for taking 800 Test wickets.In a media interaction later, Muralitharan said that he had agreed to former Indian captain Anil Kumble’s offer to join him in starting an academy but refused to disclose the details of the venture.Asked whether he would play in next year’s World Cup in the sub continent, Muralitharan said, “It is still too early.I want to see how I play in the Champions League Twenty20 and then decide on the World Cup,” the 38-year-old Muralitharan said.Sanjay Manjrekar, who anchored the function, requested scribes before opening the floor for a question answer session not to pose questions on the match fixing allegations in Pakistan’s ongoing England tour.However, Muralitharan did answer a question on the issue, saying it is for the Pakistan Cricket Board and its English counterpart to deal with the situation and decide.”These are only allegations and I wouldn’t like to comment on these matters,” he said.advertisementMuralitharan said Harbhajan Singh has the best chance of reaching the 800 figure mark but he could not predict whether the Indian off-spinner would achieve the feat or not.”Harbhajan is only 29 and statistically it is possible for him to reach 800. But it is up to the bowler and I can’t predict anything. You should have the hunger to achieve anything,” he said.Manjrekar and former India captain S Venkataraghavan hosted a group discussion as part of the function.Tamil Nadu cricketers of Chennai Super Kings — Subramaniam Badrinath, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Ravichandran Ashwin, Anirudha Srikkanth and Shadab Jakati — and operations director V B Chandrasekar recalled their experiences with their famous colleague in IPL events.Venkatraghavan, part of the famous Indian spin quartet of yesteryears, showered praise on Muralitharan and discussed the finer points of spin bowling.Venkatraghavan presented Muralitharan a Super Kings team shirt with the number 800 printed on the back and Sri Lankan star immediately wore it on the stage.last_img read more

10 months agoHe’s back! Chelsea confirm Joe Cole joining academy coaching staff

first_imgHe’s back! Chelsea confirm Joe Cole joining academy coaching staffby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea have confirmed Joe Cole is joining the club’s academy staff.The 37-year-old, who retired from playing in November, will work across age groups for the next six months while he continues to study for his coaching badges.Cole, who won three Premier League titles, two FA Cups and the League Cup with the Blues, said: “Looking to the future, I want to stay involved in the game and I feel I can offer a lot as a coach.”To lend my experience to help other young footballers achieve their dreams, just like I did, is a big passion of mine.”Cole was in the Premier League team of the year in the title-winning 2006 season and was also named Chelsea player of the year in 2008.He joined the club from West Ham in 2003, where he was the sixth player signed at the start of the Roman Abramovich era. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Photo: Jim Harbaugh Was Photobombed By Larry The Cable Guy While Taking Picture With Kenny G

first_imgMichigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh shouts towards an official during the first quarter of the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions.Jim Harbaugh keeps incredible eclectic company. After hosting a wide-range of athletes and celebrities like Derek Jeter, Migos, and Jim Leyland at Michigan’s massive National Signing Day Event, the Michigan head coach has spent time with Willie Mays and Justin Timberlake. A few of those groupings are strange, but nothing tops being photobombed by comedian Larry The Cable Guy while taking a picture with saxophonist Kenny G during an event at Pebble Beach.Hell ya that’s @officialkennyg and @GitRDoneLarry pic.twitter.com/T9ormn42RD— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) February 13, 2016Bill Murray and Toby Keith were also around.Pebble Beach is how you think it is, Awesome! @GitRDoneLarry @TobyKeithMusic pic.twitter.com/UoOCuoC0Kg— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) February 13, 2016Harbaugh lives a pretty interesting life in the off-season.[SB Nation]last_img read more

As Montreal booms citys reputation for affordable apartments takes a hit

first_imgMONTREAL — When Erica Fagan and her fiance started looking for a new apartment in their St-Henri neighbourhood, they thought they had reasonable criteria: they wanted a two-bedroom place where they could bring their own appliances and their cat, Odin.But when she started looking, the 31-year-old found there was almost nothing in her price range of $1,200-a-month, much less a two-bedroom that accepted animals. Affordable apartments that were posted online were scooped up almost immediately, leading to her to constantly scour Kijiji, Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace.“I would say within the hour of some places going up they’d get so many replies (the owner) couldn’t answer any more,” Fagan said in a phone interview.“Someone we know is a homeowner in St-Henri, and her neighbour said that within an hour of putting up her duplex for rent, she got about 300 responses.”Fagan’s story has become a common one this year in Montreal, where the lowest vacancy rate in decades has led to a mad scramble to find housing and, according to housing advocates, is threatening the city’s reputation for affordable rent.Fagan and her fiance managed to find a new apartment meeting their criteria, but it meant leaving St-Henri for nearby Cote-des-Neiges, where they’ve settled in to the top unit of a fourplex.“We’re happy, we love the area and it has everything we need, but we’re a little sad we were priced out (of St-Henri),” she said.Francis Cortellino, an economist for the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, says the city’s vacancy rate last year dropped to 1.9 per cent, the lowest it has been since the early 2000s.Cortellino attributes the tight rental market to the arrival of a large number of non-permanent residents in the city, namely temporary workers, international students and refugees. He said the vacancy rate declined despite a record-high 10,000 rental housing starts last year.The fact that some millenials are delaying home ownership and the imminent retirement of baby boomers who downsize into apartments are other factors that could continue to affect demand and price, he said.But Patricia Viannay, a community organizer with Montreal housing advocacy group POPIR, identifies other reasons. She said the organization has seen a rise in cases of so-called “renovictions,” when landlords use major renovations as a way to get around the province’s rules on evictions and rent increases.“They’re creating the housing shortage by not renting their apartments,” because they would rather wait to be able to hike the price substantially after a period of sitting empty or rent them on Airbnb.Viannay’s group knows firsthand the effects of gentrification. After 50 years on Notre-Dame Street in St-Henri, POPIR is currently moving its offices after their building’s new owner raised the rent beyond what it could afford.As renters like Fagan compete for housing, Rebecca Bain sits alone in her apartment in a sixplex, surrounded by five empty units that were once affordable rentals.The sound of banging and sawing echoes through the walls of her small, bright apartment as construction workers in the adjacent units rip out almost-new counters and strip the walls and floors bare.The 53-year-old musician says the other apartments are vacant not in spite of the housing shortage, but because of it.Bain’s cheerful St-Henri apartment is filled with plants, family photos and nods to her love of medieval music and of cats. When she moved in two years ago, she considered herself lucky to have a found a clean, renovated apartment within her price range.However, last fall her building and three others were bought by a developer, who wants to convert the building into luxury apartments and raise the rent far beyond the $755 she pays each month.While her neighbours acquiesced to the new landlord’s request to move out, Bain is staying put. She says she knows her rights as a tenant and is willing to fight for them, but she’s sad about the loss of the other affordable apartments and the effects on her fellow tenants, some of whom are elderly or have children.“Since when did having an affordable, clean decent home become a luxury?” she said.Montreal’s city councillor responsible for housing, Robert Beaudry, says the city is aware of the pressure being put on housing and has no intention of letting the city become like Toronto or Vancouver, where average rents last year were more than $1,300 compared with Montreal’s $796.In recent months, the city has moved to limit short-term rentals such as those offered on Airbnb, rolled out a plan to help renovate aging buildings and promised to create 12,000 new social and affordable housing units by 2021.This summer, the city also plans to table a bylaw that will require developers to include more social, affordable and family housing in their buildings.“Montreal is a mixed city, on a human scale, where all kinds of people can live,” Beaudry said.Viannay said that while the current administration has expressed more willingness to tackle the problem, it remains to be seen whether they’ll follow through.She says there’s a desperate need for social housing, and it can’t some soon enough in a city where almost 100,000 people are estimated to be renting beyond their means.And that’s a situation that will only get worse due to the current housing crunch, where families are finding themselves crammed into too-small dwellings or forced to uproot altogether.“By forcing people to leave their neighbourhoods, there is all this social fabric that disappears,” she says.Morgan Lowrie, The Canadian Presslast_img read more