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Letterkenny council to seek funding to preserve old forge

first_img Letterkenny council to seek funding to preserve old forge Newsx Adverts Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Letterkenny Town Council is to investigate whether money is available to buy the Old Forge building opposite Skittle Alley close to Ballymacool.The issue was raised this week by Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh, who says the forge is a part of Letterkenny’s heritage which should be retained if at all possible. However, he accepts that it would not be possible for the council to buy the site itself.He says funding may be resourced from the OPW or another government agency……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/jimyk830.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articlePresidential Candidate no longer seeking council’s formal supportNext articleMotorist jailed for having no insurance News Highland center_img Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – September 14, 2011 Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+last_img read more

Tencent expands in Southeast Asia amid US, India tensions

first_imgThe company, which already has offices in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, said it was recruiting for various positions.Bloomberg News, citing anonymous sources, reported the company’s plans for establishing a regional hub in Singapore had been accelerated by geopolitical tensions.In the US, President Donald Trump has announced a ban from mid-September on Tencent’s social media platform WeChat, as well as TikTok, which is owned by Chinese tech giant ByteDance. India has banned scores of Chinese apps, including Tencent’s hit games PUBG Mobile and Arena of Valor, after troops engaged in a series of clashes at the neighbours’ disputed Himalayan border.Other firms looking to bolster their presence in the city-state include ByteDance, which plans to spend billions of dollars to expand its presence there, while Alibaba is in talks to invest in Singapore-based ride-hailing firm Grab, Bloomberg reported. Many international companies have chosen to base their regional headquarters in Singapore, and observers believe instability in long-time rival Hong Kong could give it a boost in attracting firms.Leaders in Singapore, which is majority ethnic Chinese, have been careful to maintain good ties with both the US and China.Topics : Chinese tech giant Tencent said Tuesday it was opening a new Singapore office to serve as a Southeast Asia hub, as the firm reels from setbacks in the US and India.The firm is the latest Chinese tech leader to expand in the region of 650 million with a rapidly growing middle class, and using the city-state as a base. Tencent announced the new office in a statement, and said it was “expanding its business presence in Singapore to support our growing business in Southeast Asia and beyond”.last_img read more

From obscurity to superstar status, Coutinho’s rise is complete

first_imgInstead, at age 16 he moved to Inter, where then manager Rafael Benitez hailed him as “the future of Inter”.That bold prediction was quickly forgotten as Coutinho found it difficult to adjust to life in Italy, with loan spells at Vasco and Espanyol providing more first-team opportunities but little to suggest his future stardom.Fortunately for Coutinho, Brendan Rodgers, then in charge at Liverpool, had spotted his potential when he helped Brazil win the Under-20 World Cup.Coutinho accepted the challenge of moving to England, where the frenetic and physical pace of play can sometimes overwhelm foreign imports.He hit the ground running and scored his first goal for Liverpool on his full debut in a 5–0 victory over Swansea in February 2013.It helped that Coutinho is teetotal and a devout Christian with no time for the nightclub antics that have derailed the careers of so many of his peers.That commitment to his craft fuelled Coutinho’s ascent and he quickly became an integral part of the Liverpool side that narrowly failed to end the club’s long wait to win the title in the 2013-14 season.Once Liverpool’s star striker Luis Suarez was sold to Barcelona in 2014, it was Coutinho who assumed the mantle of the team’s driving force.With 41 goals and countless assists in 152 league appearances for Liverpool, Coutinho was just as valuable to current boss Jurgen Klopp once he succeeded Rodgers.But silverware has been elusive at Anfield and a yearning for success on the grandest stage made it inevitable that he would hand in a transfer request when Barcelona offered over £100 million to sign him in August last year.Liverpool rejected Barca’s approaches then, but there was no such declaration of intent this time as the Reds finally bowed to Coutinho’s wishes on Saturday. Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | When Philippe Coutinho joined Liverpool in 2013, the Brazil forward was so lightly regarded that his signing was overshadowed by the arrival of Daniel Sturridge at Anfield earlier that month.But five years later, Coutinho has become such a formidable force that his departure is being mourned by Liverpool fans around the world after Barcelona signed the Reds star on Saturday in a blockbuster transfer worth a reported £142 million ($192 million, 160 million euros).Coutinho was just 20 and yet to fully harness his talents when Liverpool paid £8.5 million to bring him to the Premier League from Inter Milan, so perhaps it was not surprising that beating Southampton to his signature could not take the spotlight away from the capture of the highly-rated Sturridge from Chelsea.It did not take long for Coutinho to seize the stage however and, while Sturridge’s injury-ravaged career is in danger of becoming an afterthought, the Brazilian is now one of the game’s most coveted players.Coutinho’s against-the-odds rise is a tribute to a tenacious personality inherited from his close-knit working-class family back home in the tough Rocha district of Rio de Janeiro.Now married to childhood sweetheart Aine, Coutinho once said: “My family is the foundation of everything in my life.”He has needed that secure background to survive the slings and arrows of a career that might be glittering now, but for several years was full of potential pitfalls.Having honed his natural gifts while playing futsal, the smaller indoor version of the sport, with brothers Cristiano and Leandro, the diminutive Coutinho was offered a trial by Vasco da Gama.But Coutinho was so shy he clung to his father while the other youngsters warmed up.“After a short while and some motivation, I was fine. When I actually started to play, it was all normal and natural. I wasn’t shy anymore, I was enjoying it,” he recalled.The road was to get rougher for Coutinho, who was snubbed by Real Madrid when the Spanish giants passed up the chance to sign him from his Brazilian club for just £2.2 million in 2008.– Commitment to his craft –last_img read more

Saint Martin’s University adds Two Minors for 2015-2016 Academic Year

first_imgSubmitted by Saint Martin’s University Saint Martin’s University introduces minors in French and physics for the academic year 2015-2016.These minors were approved by the University’s Board of Trustees and the Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities. They bring the total number of minors offered at Saint Martin’s to 28.The French minor emerged from growing student interest over the years. In the past, students had to design their own study of French, typically through directed study courses; now, students can earn the French minor, which is 21 credits and includes courses such as French Literature and French Cinema. In addition, students can count their study abroad in a French-speaking country towards the minor.“Language in general is critical to students’ understanding,” says Kathleen McKain, professor of French and director of the minor. “People talk about global awareness and global citizenship but language plays a critical role in understanding the world.”The French minor is interdisciplinary and compels students to think critically about the world. It also contributes to students’ human development—as students struggle to learn a language, they gain a greater sense of empathy for people who are learning English. The French minor complements virtually any area of study; it increases students’ cultural awareness and makes them more competitive in the job market.The physics minor stemmed from the growing number of upper-division physics classes offered by the university. Stephen Parker and John Weiss, professors of physics, began the application process for the minor a year ago, presenting their idea to the faculty, the administration and the Saint Martin’s University Board of Trustees.The physics minor consists of 34 credits, including a 2-credit capstone project that allows students to explore an area of interest to them. Although the physics minor is especially useful for mechanical engineering students, it isn’t just for engineers. A wide variety of students can benefit from the problem-solving skills that are central to physics.“Physics isn’t just useful knowledge,” explains Weiss. “It’s a way of approaching problems.” Physics challenges students to think outside the box. Rather than plugging in numbers to solve a problem, students must take the ideas and concepts learned in class and develop their own solutions. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more