Cllr. Dessie Shiels announces decision to resign from Council

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook By News Highland – February 27, 2019 Twitter Cllr. Dessie Shiels announces decision to resign from Council Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dessie SheilsCllr. Dessie Shiels has announced his decision to resign from Donegal County Council. He is to formally submit his resignation on Friday.In a statement this afternoon, Cllr Shiels thanked everyone who campaigned and voted for him to be elected in 2014 but due to other commitments, he will not be seeking re-election in May 2019.Cllr. Shiels has nominated Letterkenny’s Mr Eugene Gallagher as his replacement on Donegal County Council for co-option as an independent public representative for the Letterkenny Electoral area at the upcoming March 2019 meeting of the County Council.Concluding, Cllr. Shields says he has every confidence that Eugene will be an excellent public representative and will make his mark with Donegal County Council for many years to come.’Eugene’s character, life experience and way with people make him an ideal replacement for me and I am sure he will be elected on his own right as a very popular candidate in the May 2019 County Council election and I wish him every success.’ Homepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twittercenter_img Previous articleFurther clarity sought over protection of cross border servicesNext articleLongford confirm Verdon’s return News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Google+ Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebooklast_img read more

A focus on British art

first_imgNestled in a small enclave on the Arthur M. Sackler Museum’s fourth floor is an intimate art display that subtly illuminates both present and past. The prints and engravings by several British artists from the early 19th century invite viewers into a mysterious world of mythology, mayhem, and malaise, while conveying both classical and contemporary themes.The collection is part of the museum’s teaching-gallery installations that link selected objects to an undergraduate course in Harvard’s Department of History of Art and Architecture.The exhibit is connected to the class “The Past and the Present: British Art of the 19th Century,” taught by David Bindman, the 2010 Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard. He is also the emeritus professor of the history of art at University College London.The Harvard Art Museums’ robust collection of British works is considered one of the finest in the world but remains largely unknown because of lending restrictions, said Bindman during a gallery talk on Oct. 21, deeming it a type of “hidden collection.”He called his choice to turn a contemporary lens onto works by Pre-Raphaelite artists something of a “paradox.”“Much of the subject matter [in their works] concerns the ancient or the medieval world or the world of myth or literature. But of course in every case there is some contemporary implication.”Featured works by English poet and illustrator William Blake are an example of art that creates “an interesting tension,” said Bindman, by engaging past and present.In the work “Frontispiece for ‘America a Prophecy,’ 1793” — the cover of Blake’s  book “America a Prophecy” — muted hues and striking subject matter give the piece an unsettling tone. An angelic statue sits forlornly under a sky of foreboding clouds. The statue’s head is down and its arms shackled. In the foreground lies a cannon, in the background an ancient city. The image’s effect is anything but heavenly.Blake’s book is about the American Revolution, said Bindman, and the artwork “seems to suggest a continuity between the past and the present. It refers on one hand to contemporary wars, but also perhaps to the eternal pattern of war and destruction that’s effectively an issue of humanity.”Bindman remarked that an incomplete illustration by Blake, part of a series depicting images of author Dante Alighieri’s “Divine Comedy,” represents the Italian poet’s “Inferno” and offers viewers a profound look at Blake’s own take on theology through an inscription by the artist on the page. In theory, the finished image would have been covered with some kind of pigment, permanently erasing Blake’s comments from view.Blake’s words reveal the artist’s hatred for the notion of Dante’s Inferno, and confirm Blake’s belief in Christianity’s “forgiveness of sins” and his sense that Dante ultimately “takes the wrong path,” Bindman said.Other artists in the exhibit include Henry Fuseli, Frederic Leighton, and William Morris.The first rotation of artworks connected to the course will be on view through Nov. 20. The second will be on view from Nov. 26 through Jan. 8, 2011.last_img read more

Growing the game in partnership

first_img20 Oct 2016 Growing the game in partnership England Golf and Mytime Active – one of the UK’s largest pay and play golf course operator – are working in partnership to grow the game.Initiatives are underway to attract more players from diverse backgrounds, to promote shorter formats of golf which fit into busy lifestyles, and to highlight the health benefits of the game.Abbie Lench, England Golf’s Head of Club Support, said: “This project is gathering pace and it’s very exciting to be working in this way with Mytime Active. Our findings will help us to support clubs across the country to get more people playing golf and joining as members.”Mytime Active has 16 pay and play golf courses in London, Kent, Hampshire, Sussex and the Midlands – and they’re all involved in aspects of the project.Bromley Golf Centre in South London has just become the first Golf Express-branded venue in the country. Golf Express is England Golf’s campaign to promote the 9-hole game to encourage busy people to play all the game in half the time.Bromley, which has a 9-hole course and 25-bay driving range, highlights the message with its course furniture, flags and branding on the range.In the Birmingham area, England Golf and Mytime Active are jointly funding a project to attract more people into golf from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds.It involves working with local communities and networks and uses Mytime Active’s beginner programme ‘Get Active in Golf’ which offers a six-week structured coaching course for just £30.This project will form the blueprint for future initiatives across the country to encourage more people from under-represented groups to try golf.Players at all 16 Mytime Active golf courses are involved in a long-term health study, being undertaken with UK Active. It’s setting out to demonstrate the health benefits of golf and to support Sport England’s strategy to tackle inactivity.As part of the study golfers are wearing heart monitors, using pedometers and providing a range of information, for example about their mental wellbeing. Their progress will be tracked weekly for a year.In addition, all 16 Mytime Active sites will work towards GolfMark accreditation which includes Sport England’s Club Mark standard. This demonstrates their commitment to high standards of welfare, equity, coaching and their close connection to their communities.Techniques to improve customer service satisfaction are also being piloted. Mapping software is also being used to help Mytime Active to target their potential customers and this information is supporting future development and investment.Jason Stanton, Mytime Active’s Operations Director, said: “At Mytime Active we believe in doing golf differently, we want our facilities to be accessible for the whole community, supporting people to get more from life. Our partnership with England Golf is enabling us to realise this ambition, engaging new audiences and promoting the wider benefits of the game.”Image © Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

Titans hope Colts remain in a funk

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Tennessee hopes its young defense can prolong the Colts’ offensive woes. A rebuilt unit features five new starters, with Williams and outside linebacker Peter Sirmon both back from torn knee ligaments. “I just hope they wait another week before they have their breakout game,” said Titans coach Jeff Fischer. The Titans gave up 360 yards in a 31-27 loss to the Rams last week, but there were some positives on defense. St. Louis had only 5 yards total offense in the first quarter, and a big fourth-quarter stop gave the Titans a chance to win. Linebacker Keith Bulluck called that effort a good warmup for the Colts. “There’s no ducking, dodging or hiding. We’re here, and we’ll be out there (today). And they’re going to get our best shot, and we’re going to come away with a win,” Bulluck said. NASHVILLE, Tenn. If any team knows how explosive the Indianapolis Colts can be, it’s the Tennessee Titans. So what if Peyton Manning hasn’t thrown a touchdown pass in two games his worst drought since his rookie season or that Mike Vanderjagt has as many field goals (four) as the Colts have offensive touchdowns. That doesn’t fool their AFC South rivals. The Titans (1-2) go into today’s game remembering last season, when the Colts (3-0) scored 34 consecutive points in a 51-24 victory. The Colts haven’t scored fewer than 29 points in winning four consecutive games in this series. “It’s only a matter of time before their offense explodes,” Titans safety Tank Williams said. “We just hope it’s not on us.” center_img Bold words, but how much longer can Manning stay in a slump. After all, this quarterback set a league record with 49 TD passes last season, and he’s never gone three consecutive NFL games without a TD pass. “Obviously, I think we need to put the ball in the end zone down there,” Manning said. “It’s still about trying to do our job, scoring more than them. But there’s no doubt we want to score more in the red zone.” Edgerrin James will be going for his third consecutive 100-yard rushing game, something he’s done once since hurting his knee in October 2001. He scored the only touchdown in last week’s 13-6 victory over Cleveland, which left the Colts as one of only four unbeaten teams. “The only time we really feel pressure is when we’re not scoring more points than our opponents,” Colts tight end Dallas Clark said. “We’re doing our job, getting better, and the points will come.” The Titans are without running back Travis Henry, sitting out the first of a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. But the other running back, Chris Brown, averages 5.7 yards a rush against the Colts. Steve McNair has a sore foot, but he rarely plays poorly in consecutive games. He was intercepted twice by the Rams and badly missed Drew Bennett in the end zone for what could have been the winning touchdown. The Titans will be challenged by a defense trying to join the 1962 Green Bay Packers as the only team to hold the first four opponents to single digits. It’s a welcome change for Indianapolis defensive end Dwight Freeney, who has had a sack in every game against the Titans. “It’s kind of funny out here, actually hearing some buzz about us,” Freeney said. “Being here for so many years, and before I got here, it was always about the Big Three on offense, and rightfully so. But, you know, it is good to hear a little about us, and we’re playing a lot better.” Still, the Titans must decide whether to blitz Manning like Baltimore or drop defenders back to defend against the pass like Jacksonville and Cleveland. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Watch: Antonio Brown posts video featuring call with Jon Gruden on YouTube

first_imgJust when it seemed Antonio Brown was done making waves, at least for the day, he posted a video on YouTube featuring audio from an apparent call between himself and Jon Gruden.Gruden surely speaks for many observers when he asks: “What the hell’s going on, man?”Earlier Friday, Gruden and Brown both gave short statements and everything appeared cleared for Brown to play Monday night for the Raiders against the Broncos after he apologized to teammates for his demeanor this preseason. It’s …last_img read more

Kentridge gets 2010 Kyoto Prize

first_imgWilliam Kentridge has exhibited his work on every continent except /> (Image: Kyoto Prize)World-renowned artist and Johannesburg resident William Kentridge has received the 2010 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, for his insights and reflections on human nature through his work.Known as much for his stage designs and hand-drawn animated films as for his artwork, Kentridge is the first African to receive the award, now in its 26th year.Considered the Japanese equivalent of the Nobel Prizes, the Kyoto Prize was established by philanthropist and entrepreneur Kazuo Inamori, founder of the Kyocera Corporation. The ceremony takes place in Kyoto, and only three prizes are given each year.The other two categories are Advanced Technology and Basic Sciences and this year’s laureates are Japanese medical scientist and stem cell expert Dr Shinya Yamanaka, and pioneering Hungarian-born mathematician Dr László Lovász, now living in the US.The three will come together in early April 2010 for the 10th annual Kyoto Prize Symposium in San Diego, California.Winners receive 50-million yen (approximately US$610 000), a diploma and a medal cast in 20-carat gold.Kentridge joins a distinguished group of arts and philosophy recipients that includes French conductor Pierre Boulez, Japanese designer Issey Miyake, Austrian conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and American artist Roy Lichtenstein.Remarkable year for South AfricaThe artist told Eyewitness News that the year had been remarkable for South Africa as a whole and that this award had made him a more proud to be a citizen.“Using a simple technique that he himself calls ‘stone-age filmmaking’ – namely, the laborious process of filming, frame by frame, a series of ceaselessly changing charcoal and pastel drawings – Mr Kentridge has injected the traditional technique of drawing into diverse media, including animation, video projection and stage set design,” said the citation on the Kyoto Prize website.“In so doing,” continued the citation, “he has created a new contemporary vehicle of artistic expression within which various media fuse together in multiple ways.”Although Kentridge’s works focus on South Africa, their insight and reflection on the nature of human existence have lent them a universal appeal.It was felt that his work, “full of sharp intelligence and profound poetry”, continues to exert “great influence” on other artists, giving people worldwide “courage and hope that their attempts and practices may still be effective and fundamental, even amid the stagnation of our contemporary society, swirling with political and social unrest”.For the greater good of societyThe prize was initiated in 1985 and is administered by the non-profit Inamori Foundation, which was established in 1984 by Inamori. He believed that “a human being has no higher calling than to strive for the greater good of society, and that the future of humanity can be assured only when there is a balance between our scientific progress and our spiritual depth”.So far the prize has been awarded to 84 people and one foundation, from 15 different countries. Laureates range from scientists, engineers and researchers to philosophers, painters, architects, sculptors, musicians and film directors. The US has produced the most number of recipients at 34, followed by Japan with 14, the UK with 12, and France with 8.Normal 0 false false false EN-ZA X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4World-renowned artist and Johannesburg resident William Kentridge has received the 2010 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, for his insights and reflections on human nature through his work.last_img read more

Palm Pre Owners Like Their Phones, Take That Apple

first_imgThe Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology marshall kirkpatrick Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces A new survey of Palm Pre and iPhone 3Gs owners found that Pre owners like their phones, though not as much as iPhone owners like theirs. It’s no surprise that Apple has its fans, but if you’ve been thinking about getting a Pre – maybe you should.The survey was performed last week by RBC Capital and ChangeWave Research and first reported on by Philip Elmer-DeWitt at Fortune. While 99% of iPhone owners surveyed said they were satisfied and 82% said they were “very satisfied” – those numbers were 87% and 45% respectively for the Pre. The biggest complaint about the Pre was a shortage of apps (24% of people said that was a problem) and the biggest complaint about the iPhone was…AT&T. Shocking! The sample size for the survey was small – only 40 Pre owners were talked to – but who among us gets to casually ask 40 owners of a Pre how they feel about their phones? There’s lots of reasons to consider a phone other than an iPhone, but if you were hoping that a Pre wouldn’t suffer from the battery life issues Apple’s phones do – this survey says you’re out of luck. So far Palm hasn’t been in the news for a heavy-handed app policy like Apple has, but the control Apple exercises over the software you can run on your own phone is pretty maddening. Meanwhile, at least one study last week argued that more and more developers are building apps for Android handsets. Palm Pre developer events are going on all around the world, though, so expect to see more apps for that platform quickly.Happy customers and more app developers on other platforms is great news. Effective competition is one factor that could contribute to Apple’s getting over itself and of course to mobile innovation in general. Tags:#mobile#news#NYT#web center_img What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Related Posts last_img read more

Hina Khan, Nia Sharma raise temperatures with their super-hot bikini pics

first_imgTelevision divas Hina Khan and Nia Sharma are taking the internet by storm with their super-hot bikini avatar. Hina aka Komolika is enjoying a romantic getaway with her beau Rocky Jaiswal in Maldives, while Nia is having time of her life in Mauritius.Recently, both of them posted pictures from their respective vacations on their Instagram pages.From sporting a sexy beachwear to slaying trendy lounge wears, both of them know how to don a comfortable piece of clothing and make it look sassy at the same time.Hina captioned her picture as, “Yes I am a water baby coz all the troubles wash away in the water and all u can hear is YOU ?? @jumeirahvittaveli m loving it?? #JumeirahVittaveli.” Hina is ruling the small screen once again with her vamp avatar. She made her much awaited grand entry in Ekta Kapoor’s Kasautii Zindagii Kay 2 recently as Komolika. And Nia Sharma, is currently spreading her magic in Ishq Mei Marjawan with co-star Arjun Bijlani. The bold and beautiful actress, loves to keep her fans engaged with her ‘oh-so-hot’ pictures on her social media pages every now and then. She never fails to impress her fans with her comfortable yet classy outfits.Check out their sassy pics:last_img read more

Blue Haven and Waterloo Investment Holdings to raise funds for Haiti and

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 24, 2016 – Tickets available says Blue Haven and Waterloo Investment Holdings Ltd to raise funds and collect goods for Haiti and The Bahamas.In an interview with Magnetic Media this morning, it was explained that a $10 donation gets you access to the Halloween fun and a movie, Ghostbusters 2016, and all proceeds benefit the Hurricane Relief Fund which WHL says it will match, dollar for dollar.Tune in to News Break on Power 92 and KissFM for details on the event where residents are also encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes.Blue Haven tickets at the resort, with organizers, at International School and at the Wine Cellar.  Corporate sponsors are also being sought. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more