Donegal Chamber Orchestra, RCC Letterkenny, 16APR2016. Photographs are kindly produced with the permission of John Soffe www.johnsoffe.comFOR some, Saturday afternoons are all about the buzz of a shopping spree or going to a football match.For others, it’s about coming together and making great music.The Donegal Chamber Orchestra has been in rehearsal for a number of weeks preparing for its concert next month. Every Saturday this dedicated group of musicians meet at the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, to prepare a captivating repertoire for audiences throughout the county.Artistic director, Spanish cellist Víctor Yélamo, brings his passion and exuberance to theensemble and is looking forward to the concert at the picturesque Church of Ireland in Lettermacaward.Among the new members of the Donegal Chamber Orchestra is world-renowned scientist and academic Emeritus Professor Vyvyan Howard who previously played cello with the Liverpool Mozart Orchestra.The Donegal Chamber Orchestra features classical string players of all ages from across county Donegal and is dedicated to helping students and amateur musicians achieve the highest level of excellence in performance. The Orchestra was founded in 2006 by Hungarian violinist Orsolya Szabó-Yélamo (Violin resource tutor with Donegal Music Education Partnership) and Víctor Yélamo.The ensemble is set to play an uplifting repertoire, including popular classics, in the beautiful setting of Lettermacaward on Saturday, May 7th.Favourite pieces in the concert programme include ‘Gabriel’s Oboe’, main theme from the 1986 film The Mission, composed by Ennio Morricone and the evocative ‘Lara’s Theme’, from Dr Zhivago, composed by Maurice Jarre.The audience will also hear music by Boyce, Torelli, Warlock and Tchaikovsky.A concert not to be missed.Donegal Chamber Orchestra perform at Lettermacaward Church of Ireland, Saturday May 7th at 8pm. Admission €10. Photographs are kindly produced with the permission of John Soffe www.johnsoffe.comDonegal Chamber Orchestra, RCC Letterkenny, Photographs are kindly produced with the permission of John Soffe www.johnsoffe.comDONEGAL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA TO BRING CAPTIVATING MUSIC TO PICTURESQUE LETTERMACAWARD was last modified: April 18th, 2016 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:donegal chamber orchestraLettermacaward Church of IrelandPhotographs are kindly produced with the permission of John Soffe www.johnsoffe.com
North Coast offshore anglers will have one less option come Saturday morning as the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced on Monday the closing of the recreational Pacific halibut fishery on Friday, Sept. 21 at 11:59 p.m. for the remainder of 2018. The quota of 30,940 pounds will be surpassed according to CDFW unless the fishery is closed based on the latest catch projections. California’s 2018 quota is approximately 4,000 pounds less than the 2017 quota. Beginning in 2015, CDFW …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue extended the deadline for agricultural producers to apply for payments under the Market Facilitation Program as provided by the trade mitigation program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The original deadline had been January 15, 2019, but farmers have been unable to apply for the program since the lapse in federal funding caused the closure of USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices at the end of business on December 28, 2018.“President Trump instructed me, as Secretary of Agriculture, to craft a program that would protect farmers from unjustified retaliatory tariffs from foreign nations. As part of that package, the Market Facilitation Program has been making payments directly to farmers who have suffered trade damage,” Perdue said. “Using existing funds, we were able to keep FSA offices open as long as possible, but unfortunately had to close them when funding ran out. We will therefore extend the application deadline for a period of time equal to the number of business days FSA offices were closed, once the government shutdown ends. Farmers who have already applied for the program and certified their 2018 production have continued to receive payments. Meanwhile, I continue to urge members of Congress to redouble their efforts to pass an appropriations bill that President Trump will sign and end the lapse in funding so that we may again provide full services to our farmers and ranchers.”
Hiker on top of a mountain peak By: Jason Jowers, M.S. MFT Return to article. Long DescriptionPixabay [Hiking Trekking Adventure by StockSnap, August 9, 2017, CC0]The healing power of nature cannot be understated. There are countless articles and blog posts out there that highlight the importance of being in nature for both physical and mental well-being. Also, there are many great organizations that are infusing exercise and the great outdoors for military service members, veterans, and military families.One such organization is called Warrior Expeditions. Warrior Expeditions was founded in 2013 by Sean Gobin, a United States Marine Corps veteran. Sean served 12 years as an Infantry Rifleman and Armor Officer. In 2012, he returned home after combat deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan and set out to hike the full 2,185 miles of the Appalachian Trail. It was from this long distance hiking trip that Sean recognized how therapeutic these experiences can be and founded Warrior Expeditions.These experiences outdoors can be very beneficial for everyone, but especially for military service members transitioning after their military experiences. With the effects of PTSD, being out in nature can quell some of the symptoms associated with it. To help veterans thrive on their hikes, Warrior Expeditions provides equipment and clothing, monthly stipends to resupply their items, and community support along the hiking routes. Also, there are several trails that can be traversed as well as two biking trails and one expedition to paddle down the Mississippi River.To learn more this fantastic organization, follow the link to Warrior Expeditions here.This post was written by members of the MFLN Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Learn more about us at https://militaryfamilieslearningnetwork.org/family-development, and connect with us on Facebook, and on Twitter. Subscribe to our Anchored. podcast series on iTunes and via our podcast page.
The uncle of the Unnao alleged gang rape survivor on Monday requested the Uttar Pradesh government to transfer the case of the Rae Bareli accident, in which two of his relatives died, to the CBI. An FIR was being registered on a complaint of the uncle, who is lodged in the Rae Bareli jail, said ADG Lucknow, Rajeev Krishna. The CBI is already probing the gang rape case and ‘custodial death’ of the survivor’s father. BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, now jailed, is the main accused in the entire case.Mr. Krishna told reporters that the police were awaiting the government’s report on the request to transfer the accident case to the CBI. “As soon as that report comes it’ll be recommended to the CBI,” he said.One of the two deceased persons, the aunt of the survivor, was a CBI witness in the Unnao case, he noted.
Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ LATEST STORIES “Towards the end, my last foul was a guard driving to the basket with nobody guarding him,” Davis said after finishing with 20 points and nine rebounds.It was a sorry defeat for Chinese Taipei, which shot 9-of-24 from downtown.“Gilas is very strong with their guard play, so we knew this was gonna happen. That’s just something we gotta work at,” said Davis.Chinese Taipei are now 0-2 after getting blown out by reigning Fiba Asia champion Australia to begin its campaign but Davis said that his team shouldn’t be discouraged and instead, look at its current situation as a reason to get better.“Gilas played their heart out. But I’m very proud of us because we never did give up. We really kept it close, we gave up some late 3-point shots in the end, but overall, we gotta let this be learning lesson for us, and hopefully, we’ll prepare to get them back when they come to Taipei,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Gilas Pilipinas’ Kiefer Ravena drives and draws Chinese Taipei’s Quincy Davis’ fifth foul. Davis fouled out with still 1:59 remaining in the game. Photo by Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIRERChinese Taipei center Quincy Davis III said that one of the keys to Gilas Pilipinas win over the Taiwanese was the performance of its guards.“The Gilas guard play, the way they attack the basket was very tough for us,” Davis said.ADVERTISEMENT NBA: Antetokounmpo downplays spat with assistant coach Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Taipei gets another crack at the Philippines sometime in June next year. Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Read Next Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ Davis was instrumental in the visitors jumping to an early 17-3 lead that silenced the crowd inside Smart Araneta Coliseum, He poured in 10 points in the opening frame alone.But Davis got into early foul trouble and he wasn’t as dominating since with Gilas center June Mar Fajardo and guard Jayson Castro playing aggressive throughout the game.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 shutout“I got in foul trouble early, just major mistakes that really hurt us. I think my defensive fouls really cost me and the team,” said Davis, who sat on the bench for the majority of the third period after picking up his fourth foul when he tried to spin around Fajardo.Davis was then whistled for his fifth and final foul while trying to stop a driving Kiefer Ravena with still 1:59 left. View comments
Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli is set to face a lengthy spell on the sidelines with the club confirming he is out until early March after suffering a hamstring injury.Alli, 22, suffered the injury during Spurs’ 2-1 win over Fulham in the Premier League on Sunday.And Spurs official website confirmed the extent of the injury following the scans and diagnosis.“Following scans and clinical assessment, we can confirm that Dele Alli has suffered a hamstring strain.“The injury forced the England midfielder to be substituted in the closing stages of Sunday’s 2-1 win at Fulham.“Dele will now undergo a period of rehabilitation with our medical staff, with the expectation of returning to training in early March.”The England forward is now set to miss some of Spurs’ key fixtures, including the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg at Chelsea on Thursday, the Champions League last 16 first leg against Borussia Dortmund and the Premier League game away to Chelsea.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…His involvement in the Premier League match against north London rivals Arsenal and the Champions League second leg against Dortmund at the beginning of March is also in doubt.The former MK Dons star could also miss the Carabao Cup final on February 24, should Spurs get past Chelsea in the semi-finals this week.Some of the matches Dele Alli looks set to miss after being sidelined with a hamstring injury:Chelsea (A) – League Cup SFPalace (A) – FA Cup 4th roundDortmund (H) – Champions LeagueChelsea (A) – Premier LeagueArsenal (H) – Premier LeagueDortmund (A) – Champions League🙁 pic.twitter.com/NszokGZdUu— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 22, 2019
Yonat Shimron YonatShimron Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email TagsDuke Divinity School Friendship House health care homepage featured Jean Vanier L’Arche people with disabilities Top Story,You may also like Share This! Facebook Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn ReddIt Email,FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (RNS) — At the evening prayer service at a new residential complex here, a dozen young people took turns reading a passage from the Gospel of Luke, reciting a Psalm and singing some prayers.They paid no mind as one woman tripped over the words “rebuke,” “unrighteous” and “snare” that appeared in the liturgy. They congratulated another person who, at the end of the Lord’s Prayer, blurted out, “What does ‘amen’ mean?”“Good question!” some exclaimed in unison. It means “truly,” offered one; “so be it,” offered another.These kinds of moments are common at the weekly service where a mix of graduate students and a handful of adults with developmental disabilities share living quarters in three new buildings in the city’s Haymount neighborhood.Jean Vanier. Photo courtesy of Templeton Prize, John MorrisonFriendship House, as they call their co-housing space, is in many ways an outgrowth of the thinking of Jean Vanier, the Catholic theologian and humanitarian who died earlier this month and who changed the way many Christians view disability. Insisting on the humanity of all, Vanier worked to tear down the separation between the able and disabled and between those helping and those being helped.His signature creation was L’Arche, a worldwide network of homes where people with and without disabilities live and work as peers. The influence of L’Arche can be found in Friendship Houses, which have adopted Vanier’s core principle of “Eat together, pray together, celebrate together.”READ: ‘Intrinsically worthy’: Jean Vanier’s legacy to people with disabilitiesThere are seven Friendship Houses in the U.S. and one in Scotland. The Fayetteville Friendship House, which opened late last year, is the newest and most novel. While other Friendship Houses are affiliated with seminaries or Christian universities, Fayetteville’s is intended to allow students in health care professions the opportunity to learn from disabled people.It is the brainchild of Scott Cameron, a physician and a graduate of Duke Divinity School, who realized he needed to change his own attitude about some of the diagnoses he delivers to parents of babies he cares for in the neonatal intensive care unit at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. With Friendship House, Cameron aims to extend that insight into a larger group of health care students.“I think it will help them change the way they view disabilities, not as something that is broken, but something that can be celebrated,” he said.Cameron and his family — his wife is a public school teacher — moved into a newly constructed house next to Friendship House last year. The Camerons often lead joint activities there.Two of the three Friendship House buildings in Fayetteville, N.C. RNS photo by Yonat ShimronThe campus, with three buildings, a barn and a garden, cost about $1.5 million to build. Much of that was raised through partnerships with businesses and nonprofits. The land was given by Highland Presbyterian Church, which is located across the street.The house is meant to attract those studying to be nurses, doctors, physician assistants, physical therapists and occupational therapists at four nearby universities and a community college. At full capacity, it will house 18 students and six people with developmental disabilities.Each resident pays a monthly rent of $450, including utilities, and is provided a bedroom on a single-sex unit. Each unit includes a disabled person and three students.But the students are not caretakers or babysitters. They are there mostly to offer social support.“My job is to be a friend,” said Victor Long, 30, who graduated from Campbell University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine this month and shares a Friendship House apartment with Michael Brown, a 24-year-old man with autism.“I go about my daily living. If I go grocery shopping or out to eat with friends, I try to get Michael involved, to be social,” said Long, who begins a residency at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center next month.Michael Brown, standing right, helps plant some raised beds at Friendship House in Fayetteville, N.C. Photo courtesy of Avery CameronThat help with socialization is a key part of what draws people with disabilities to the house.“Our son loves Friendship House and I think this is the first time in his life where he’s felt like he has a network of friends,” said Brenda Brown, Michael’s mother. “That’s probably the biggest thing he’s gotten so far.”The first Friendship House opened in 2007 at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Mich. Matthew Floding, then dean of students, said a couple approached him at church and told him they wanted their disabled son to live independently but couldn’t find a safe place for him.At the time, the seminary was looking to provide more housing for its students, and the idea of pairing students with people with disabilities was born.Floding, now director of ministerial formation at Duke Divinity School, said the need for housing may have sparked the project, but theological considerations also played a role. A co-housing arrangement would provide students entering ministry the opportunity to live among marginalized people — people like those Jesus ministered to.“How can you train people to serve all people if you don’t address it in your curriculum or experientially?” he asked.An estimated 4.6 million Americans have an intellectual or developmental disability, according to The Arc, a national organization that advocates for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.Developmental disabilities may include cerebral palsy, epilepsy, developmental delay, autism and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Intellectual disability generally means an IQ test score of approximately 70 or below.Unlike L’Arche homes, which welcome people with profound disabilities (and also receive federal and state support), the adults with disabilities living in Friendship Houses typically have mild delays such as autism or Down syndrome. Most have high school diplomas and some hold driver’s licenses.Participants pray together after the spring planting and dedication of raised beds at Friendship House in Fayetteville, N.C. Photo courtesy of Avery CameronLike at the L’Arche homes, faith binds the residents together. While no one has to profess a Christian faith, or any faith, residents are expected to participate in the weekly prayer service.That was something Chasity Sullivan, 26, welcomed.“I’m a Christian and had been looking for a church — and hadn’t found the right one — and this offered a faith community,” said Sullivan, who is studying at Methodist University to be a physician’s assistant.Floding said he is interested in developing an interfaith Friendship House, perhaps on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. But for now, most of the interest has come from Christian seminaries: Princeton Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and Luther Seminary are all considering opening their own Friendship Houses, he said.For Cameron, who took his Friendship House residents on a hayride around town after prayer services on a recent Tuesday evening, it’s a worthy effort.“We need to be in community with folks who have disabilities more than they need to be with us,” said Cameron. “There’s something that they bring. It’s a leveling effect, where ambition and the career ladder and your bank account balance, they become silly.”The relaxing front porch of a Friendship House building in Fayetteville, N.C. 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BALURGHAT: South Dinajpur’s district BJP president, Subhendu Sarkar, was arrested on Monday night from Balurghat’s Raghunathpur on charges of abetting a female party worker to commit suicide.Police said the late female Saffron party worker Moushumi Mazumder (45), who was a resident of Sherpur under Banshihari police station area, committed suicide by hanging self at her residence on June 5.Her husband, Pradip Mazumder, lodged an official complaint at Banshihari police station on June 6 against Sarkar including four others, alleging his wife was forced to commit suicide following Sarkar and his party member’s mental torture, harassment and insult. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeAfter receiving the complaint, police initiated a probe against him and his men. An arrest warrant had also been issued.Police on Tuesday produced Sarkar at Gangarampur sub-divisional court pleading for seven-day police remand. The judge, however, granted three-day police remand. He had been kept under tight security arrangements. A medical test was also conducted.According to a BJP party source, Mazumder was an active party worker. She had also contested civic poll in Buniadpur with the party ticket a few months before. Later, she had developed misunderstandings with Sarkar. Besides, she attacked Sarkar while attending a party meeting on November 30 at Buniadpur, where she had slapped Sarkar in front of party workers and leaders. Following her misconduct, she was ousted from party by Sarkar.Sarkar, however, rubbished the charges being brought against him. “Neither he nor his party men was responsible for her suicide,” Sarkar said.