Christmas fayre raises over €4,600 to feed schoolchildren

first_imgA fantastic €4,600 was raised for Mary’s Meals at a very successful Christmas Fayre in Trinity Hall on the 23rd November 2019.The fun festive event attracted great crowds who got the chance to meet Santa and pick up unique gifts.Proceeds from the day will go towards Mary’s Meals, which provides School Feeding Programmes to school-going impoverished and disadvantaged children throughout the world. Mary’s Meals Christmas Fayre in Trinity Hall LetterkennyThe Mary’s Meals Support Group have thanked everyone who attended the fayre: “We would in particular like to thank “Mr. & Mrs Claus and the two elves ” who took the time out from their busy schedule to be with us. Tony Duffy for the photography and the wonderful Gary Mangan for the music and song.Mary’s Meals Christmas Fayre in Trinity Hall Letterkenny“Thank you to all who made crafts and to those who came along and made it a very joyful occasion. “Thanks to the Committee of Trinity Hall who donate the use of their premises to us. “And thanks to all the Mary’s Meals Volunteers who worked so hard to ensure a successful outcome for the benefit of poor and hungry children.“We wish you all a happy and holy Christmas.”Mary’s Meals Christmas Fayre in Trinity Hall LetterkennyMary’s Meals Christmas Fayre in Trinity Hall LetterkennyChristmas fayre raises over €4,600 to feed schoolchildren was last modified: December 12th, 2019 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) Tags:christmas fayreMary’s Mealslast_img read more

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Early Humans Refused to Be Classified

first_imgWe humans like to classify things, and when we classify ourselves, we sometimes get into trouble.  We create groups of “us” and “them” that breed conflicts.  A fight of sorts is going on between paleoanthropologists, reports Science News1 May 22, over what to make of some skulls found in a cave in Romania.  The skulls are blurring the neat categories most anthropologists had made to distinguish primitive and early modern humans.    The discovery last June, an Indiana Jones-like adventure involving cave diving into a tomb-like chamber and finding bones of cave bears and human skulls, has the makings of a good movie.  But now that the skulls are in the lab, scientists are scratching their own skulls figuring out where to fit them in the human lineage.  The problem is that they display both “primitive” and “modern” traits: modern cheek bones and no brow ridges, but heavy-set jaws and massive teeth.  Named Oase (wah-see) after the cave in which they were found, the skulls also contain multi-ridged third molars larger than those of Neanderthals.  These bones and another found in Portugal that displays “a potpourri of traits from both species” are causing some anthropologists to suggest that all these varieties of early humans interbred.  That threatens to overturn favorite theories about human evolution:The Oase skull’s strange combination of modern and archaic characteristics underscores scientific confusion about how to define anatomically modern humans, [Erik] Trinkaus [Washington U at St. Louis] adds.    “Paleontologists have created an artificial [anatomical] Rubicon that the Oase fossils violate,” he says.  “The blend of traits on these specimens contradicts the existence of a straightforward evolutionary process [during the Stone Age] in which modern humans came out of Africa and replaced everyone else.”    In more serious jeopardy is the practice of classification itself.  “One way to make sense of fossils such as the Portuguese child and the Oase skull is to stop assuming that each ancient Homo species existed on a separate branch of an evolutionary tree, says Trenton W. Holliday of Tulane University in New Orleans.”1Bruce Bower, “Humanity’s Strange Face,” Science News Week of May 22, 2004; Vol. 165, No. 21, p. 328.Is it possible to be racist with long-dead humans?  There is a great deal of variation among people groups living today (Watusi and pygmy, etc.), yet they are all 100% human and it is very unPC to discriminate between them.  Variation within a species can be quite pronounced.  Anthropologists seem to be too quick to sort bones into evolutionary lineages without considering the environmental influences on anatomy, such as diet: chewing tough meat might accentuate brow ridges and teeth, for instance.    This long-fumbling practice of classifying human bones into separate species so as to weave a tale of evolution should be scorned for its phony discrimination.  It’s not science; it is dogma looking for support.  Primitive, my tooth.  These deceased brethren could probably outrun and outsmart any modern paleoanthropologist on the trail of a cave bear.  That takes brains, physical fitness, and complex DNA that is anything but primitive.  Maybe the new paradigm is that humans have been devolving from highly intelligent, skilled, artistic hunters into lazy, obese, foolish storytellers.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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You Sell from In Front

first_imgIt’s difficult to play the game of sales from behind.It’s difficult to play from behind when your buyer has already entered the buying cycle. Once they’ve decided that they’re dissatisfied, that they need to change, and have started evaluating options, you’re already working from behind. If you think you can wait for your dream client to decide they need something before you start engaging them, you’re incorrect.It’s difficult to play from behind your competitors, too. Once they’ve managed to find their way into your dream client company and made connections, you’re already behind in relationship building. If you think you can play catch up after your competitors have the place wired, you’re going to learn just how difficult it can be to displace someone with a deep relationship. Selling is built on relationships of value. You need to have built relationships before you really need them.It’s difficult to play from behind when it comes to pricing. Once you’re at the end of your sales process and begin negotiating, it’s too late to start trying to define the value you create. To successfully maintain your pricing and your margins, you needed to build the value and gain agreement on what it’s worth to your client early in the sales process. The only way you can push back and reiterate the value you create is if you’ve already gained that agreement earlier. You sharpen your value creation, or you sharpen your pencil.Selling is a game that’s best played from in front. You work in front of opportunities to help your dream client understand and their needs—and the eventual solution. You work in front of opportunities to create the relationships you need up and down your client’s organizational chart. You work in front of pricing by gaining agreement on the value you create and what it’s worth to your dream client before you ever get to a negotiation.QuestionsHow do you play the game of sales from in front?How do you fall behind?What are the challenges of trying to catch up with your dream client when they’re deep into their buying cycle?What do you do to catch up with your competitors when they’ve built strong relationships?When is the right time to start justifying your price as it relates to the value you create? Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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Policeman killed, another injured in militant attack in Anantnag

first_imgOne policeman was killed and another injured in a militant attack in South Kashmir’s Anantnag on Tuesday afternoon.“Militants fired upon a police vehicle in Anantnag’s Bijbehara. The police retaliated the fire. One injured policeman succumbed to injuries in the hospital and another is undergoing a treatment,” said a police spokesman.Deceased policeman was identified as Bilal Ahmed. The injured policeman was identified as Abdul Rashid. The security forces later cordoned off the area and started a combing operation to nab the attackers.BSF jawan killed in JammuIn Jammu, a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was killed as Pakistani troops opened fire on the International Border (IB) in Samba Sector.”Pakistan rangers violated ceasefire agreement at 1:30 a.m. and resorted to unprovoked firing at the BSF positions. The exchange of fire was on for three hours,” said an official.Deceased BSF constable was identified as Devinder Singh. “Singh suffered injuries in the firing and later succumbed,” the official added.Meanwhile, Inspector General Frontier, BSF, Srinagar, Abhinav Kumar met Governor N.N. Vohra and briefed him about the BSF’s operations in Kashmir and “about the likely pattern of the emerging security scenario”.last_img read more

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Kings XI Punjab, Rajasthan Royals scrapped from IPL IV

first_imgIn a drastic step, the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) on Sunday unanimously decided to “terminate” the franchise agreements of Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab, while sparing the newly-inducted Kochi team.The Kochi franchisee has been issued a notice, asking them to resolve all their disputes.The decision means that the fourth edition of the Indian Premier League will feature eight teams for the time being despite the addition of two new teams in Kochi and Pune.The decision was taken at an emergency meeting of the IPL Governing council at MCA Recreation Centre here.”It was unanimously decided that the franchise agreements with K P H Dream Cricket Pvt Ltd (Kings XI) and Jaipur IPL Cricket Pvt Ltd (Rajasthan Royals) be terminated forthwith based on the legal opinions obtained by BCCI in the matters,” the BCCI said in a release.”It was further unanimously decided to issue a notice to the unincorporated joint venture holding the Kochi franchise calling upon them to resolve all their disputes and form a company which will hold the IPL franchise rights.””Accordingly, P R Raman, advocate for BCCI has been given instructions to issue all the three notices,” BCCI said.The three franchise teams — Rajasthan Royals, Kings Eleven Punjab and newly-bought Kochi — were given show cause notices by BCCI on September 29 as they had not complied with the rules governing the franchisers.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

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STAR PREVIEW Liverpool v Tottenham

first_img[dropcap]C[/dropcap]helsea’s heroics this season have already given the Premier League an end of season feeling and it’s only early February.Things could’ve been much different if Liverpool’s form hadn’t gone AWOL in 2017 and even three points at home on Saturday would not leave them in front of their Anfield rivals Tottenham.Conversely, a win for Spurs would close the gap on Chelsea to six points ahead of The Blues visit to Burnley on Sunday.Liverpool’s collapse in form is pretty puzzling to work out. They had four straight League wins at the end of 2016 yet in 2017 have yet to win a single League game and their ONLY success has been an unconvincing 1-0 win at Plymouth in the FA Cup.Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino said: “I cannot speak for another coach but all the managers, and [Jurgen] Klopp with his experience, he is clever like other managers to provide good balance.“If you win you are a genius, if you don’t win you are criticised. You need to be natural, spontaneous and believe in the way you play, use your methods.“It’s an easy answer: only work in the way you believe you can achieve big things.”Liverpool v Tottenham HotspurPremier League17:30 BT Sport 1 / BT Sport 1 HD / BT Sport 4K UHDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Oct 2016 EFL CUP Liverpool 2-1 TottenhamAug 2016 PREMIER Tottenham 1-1 LiverpoolApr 2016 PREMIER Liverpool 1-1 TottenhamOct 2015 PREMIER Tottenham 0-0 LiverpoolFeb 2015 PREMIER Liverpool 3-2 TottenhamAug 2014 PREMIER Tottenham 0-3 LiverpoolMar 2014 PREMIER Liverpool 4-0 TottenhamDec 2013 PREMIER Tottenham 0-5 LiverpoolMar 2013 PREMIER Liverpool 3-2 TottenhamNov 2012 PREMIER Tottenham 2-1 LiverpoolLiverpool are unbeaten in their last nine league and cup matches against Tottenham, winning six of them but the dynamics today make Spurs a bet for me at around 12/5 with Star Sports.Any other result – let’s just close down the Premier League for this season and hand over the Trophy to Chelsea. Anyone for cricket?RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK SPURS 10 points at 12/5 with Star SportsPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: +31.90 pointsBET NOW WITH STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more

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