Convoy native and local entertainer Fergus Cleary is about to release his own poetry book.Fergus, who is a popular figure in the theatre circuit, has turned his hand to writing poems in recent years. And he has taken to it like a duck to water.Now he has amassed a collection of 134 humorous poems and short stories in a book entitled “The Poet Who Doesn’t Know it”. The book will be launched on Wednesday 27th November in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny. An open invite is going out to friends, family and the wider community to come along to support Fergus on the night. All profits from the sale of the book will be donated to local charities. Fergus has already written a number of stage plays including the very successful Island Wake which is still being performed around Donegal. Fergus said, “I just sit down and write the first thing that comes into my head, not knowing where I’m going or where I’ll end up”. He said, “I worked as a psychiatric nurse in St Conal’s hospital during the day and played music in different show and wedding bands for 44 years and never had the time to write”. “But now that I’m retired from both, I have been putting pen to paper a lot”. Fergus continued “I started writing poems and stories a few years ago and before I knew it I had over one hundred poems written”. “So, I decided to put them in a book so I wouldn’t forget them”. My niece Helen Crossan typed up all the poems, corrected all the spelling mistakes and got them ready for publishing. Jarlath Duffy designed the cover and I’m very grateful to both of them for the support.”Father and Son Brian and Michael Sweeney with Fergus Cleary. Brian and Michael play the character Packie McNamee in a Scór stage play written by Fergus Cleary.In 2019, the Letterkenny Gaels senior Scór Group adapted a recitation written by Fergus, entitled Packie McNamee, to produce a short play to compete in the national GAA Scór competition. The group went all the way to the All-Ireland Final (last four) and were narrowly beaten by one point in Castlebar earlier in the year. The Letterkenny Gaels junior Scór group will perform Packie McNamee in the Regional Cultural Centre on Wednesday night. A performance not to be missed. Fergus will read a number of poems from his book and other entertainment will be provided by a host of local talent on the night.The book launch will start at 8pm on Wednesday 27th November in the Regional Cultural Centre. There will be a second launch night on Wednesday 4th December in Keys Hotel Stranorlar. Finger food and refreshments will be served on the night. Everyone is welcome to come along to either night. Fergus Cleary and Noel Sweeney read an extract from Fergus’s newThe poet who doesn’t know it…. is releasing a poetry book! was last modified: November 22nd, 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)
2 November 2011 Lourencon emphasised that General Motors’ commitment to the Eastern Cape region and to South Africa remained steadfast. “This is a positive development and sends a strong signal about our commitment to doing business in South Africa,” he said. “We are making a significant investment in the streamlining of our organisation and establishing the right structures so that we can position ourselves for future growth.” General Motors South Africa has announced that it will be investing over R200-million in the construction of a new office block at its greenfields site at Struandale, Port Elizabeth. Commitment to Eastern Cape, SA This will also include the construction of a new engineering centre and training centre, boosting the company’s investment in its three new vehicle assembly programmes to R1.2-billion. “This is a major step forward for our company as we consolidate and integrate our operations to Struandale,” General Motors sub-Saharan Africa MD Edgar Lourencon said in a statement last month. “This investment is a clear indication of our intent to improve the overall competitiveness of our business and at the same time to also ensure that we can constantly improve service levels to our customers.” The new building will serve as the headquarters for the company’s sub-Saharan African operations. It will be designed in line with the latest ergonomical and environment standards, and will offer a modern, comfortable workplace for employees. He added that following the completion of the consolidation of the company’s operations to Struandale, the company would not retain the Kempston Road property. Construction of the new office block will commence in 2012 and be completed by the end of 2013. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
The creator of a new local card game – Game for Humanity – that encourages kind deeds and community sharing, is aiming to inspire all South Africans to make a positive difference in their world.Examples of acts of kindness in Game for Humanity include ‘buy someone a cup of coffee’, ‘donate clothes and blankets to charity’ and ‘give a stranger a hug’. (Image: Game for Humanity, Instagram)CD AndersonDeveloped by Capetonian social entrepreneur Marc Buhrer, Game for Humanity is styled as an easy to play community-based card game where “everyone is a winner.” Buhrer launched the game at the beginning of 2017.How the game worksA deck contains 30 cards, each including a single instruction: a simple act of kindness, giving or community generosity. Examples include things such as ‘buying someone a cup of coffee’, ‘donating clothes and blankets to a charity’ or ‘giving a stranger a hug’.Once a player has performed the task, they pass on the card to the recipient of the gesture, so that that they can ‘pay it forward’.“It’s expected for them to continue with that random act of kindness, and hopefully the card has a life span of a few days, months or even years,” Buhrer told talk station, Radio 702.Examples of acts of kindness in Game for Humanity include ‘buy someone a cup of coffee’, ‘donate clothes and blankets to charity’ and ‘give a stranger a hug’. (Image: Game for Humanity, Instagram)According to the game’s website, the intention is to “[have] fun while spreading a positive outlook and mentality between human beings irrespective of age, race, gender, religion.”The game, Buhrer said, is to counteract negativity, globally, with something that has the ability to make someone smile and think about how one simple gesture can have a world-changing effect.Listen to the Radio 702 interview with Buhrer, as he explains the game and its growing impact: The game currently has massive support among the social media community. It’s Instagram account encourages contributions from the public to show how they are using the cards to make the world a better place.Inspiring humanity in the nation’s classroomsEach pack of 30 cards is available in two variations: one for the general community and one for schools that has specific tasks of kindness aimed at encouraging young people to be a positive force against bullying and racism.“It’s up to the youth to understand and believe that there is no such thing as a negative outcome, merely hiccups and hurdles being part of life’s rich tapestry,” Buhrer said.He hopes to develop other variations of the game, one aimed at creating positivity in corporate office environments, and one focused on health and wellness.For more information on the game, visit the Game for Humanity website. Source: 702 Radio, Game for Humanity websiteWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
29 January 2016Congratulations to @wagnertennis & his partner Lucas Sithole on winning the 2016 #AusOpen quad doubles title! pic.twitter.com/awHJhk8XbA— USTA (@usta) January 28, 2016South African Lucas Sithole and playing partner David Wagner from the United States beat the British/Australian combo of Andy Lapthorne and Dylan Alcott 6-1, 6- 3 at the Australian Open held in Melbourne this week, to claim the top spot in the wheelchair tennis quad doubles final.It was Sithole’s second Grand Slam title following his win at the US Open singles final in 2013.“I enjoyed the match very much,” an excited Sithole told News24 after the game. “It was great to play with David Wagner again.” The partners have been playing together and against each other since 2013, developing a healthy rivalry vying for the top ranking and building a solid friendship along the way. Although Wagner won the two’s singles match earlier in the week, Sithole still has a chance to play for a place in the singles final on Saturday, 30 January.Lucas Sithole has already won the doubles at the #AusOpen,now he is targeting glory in the singles. https://t.co/if2Q6dzLqU by @SuperSportTV— RSA Min of Sport (@MbalulaFikile) January 29, 2016Sithole, who is triple amputee lost both his legs and his right arm in a childhood accident. He started playing tennis professionally in 2006, representing South Africa at a tournament in the Netherlands, considered the defacto home of wheelchair tennis. The 20-year-old, who grew up in the small mining town of Dannhauser in KwaZulu-Natal, has won seven titles and risen to become the one of the best singles players in the world.He is now setting his sights on the Rio Olympics, hoping to earn himself and South Africa a gold medal.Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula led the cheers on Twitter, with South Africans congratulating the South African king of wheelchair tennis.Lucas Sithole, won his first Australian Open Crown. runner-up in both the singles and doubles competition last year pic.twitter.com/wfD901wtYv— RSA Min of Sport (@MbalulaFikile) January 29, 2016Lucas Sithole take a bow !!!!!!! We have an Australian Open cup folks !!!!— Anele Mdoda (@Anele) January 29, 2016Yeah, Lucas Sithole you beauty!— Natasha Joseph (@TashJoeZA) January 29, [email protected]_Press wow, wow, wow…. Congratulations Lucas Sithole— Lerato Mbele (@BBCLerato) January 28, 2016Source: News24Wire
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Macandili replaces Lazaro in SEA Games lineup Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Youth and Sports Minister Imam Nahrawi says the error is “very painful.”Indonesia’s Olympic Committee chairman Erick Thohir says the mistake “shows negligence” and demanded the guidebook be replaced.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingIndonesia appears to have taken particular offense because the guidebook was distributed to VIPs at Saturday’s opening ceremony and only its flag was shown incorrectly.Malaysia and Indonesia are both Muslim majority nations and share a similar language but often trade accusations of stealing the other’s food and culture. CBB Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Indonesians were angered after Malaysian organizers for the Southeast Asian Games wrongly depicted the Indonesian flag (right) in a souvenir guidebook for the event. In the guidebook, the Indonesia flag was inverted, making it look like the flag of Poland (left). AFP FILESJAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesia is accusing the Malaysian organizers of the Southeast Asian Games of negligence after the Indonesian flag was printed upside down in a souvenir guidebook.The mistake, which makes the red-and-white Indonesian flag resemble Poland’s, has caused anger in Indonesia where “shameonyoumalaysia” has become the most popular hashtag on Twitter.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony View comments
APDENVER — Nikola Jokic’s impressive numbers took a backseat to his coast-to-coast dunk.Cheered by the sellout crowd for his jam, he was also teased by his teammates. To him, the slam was a thing of beauty.ADVERTISEMENT “You try to play him straight up, he’s going to do what he wants,” Hornets guard Malik Monk said. “We just tried to play him straight up and he just exploited us on that. He’s a great player. I can’t say anything bad about him.”At 26-11, the Nuggets are off to their best NBA start in franchise history. This also marks the latest they’ve been in first place in the conference since March 16, 1977.To think, they’re not even at full strength yet. But they’re getting closer. Millsap and Gary Harris, who had 17 points off the bench, are steadily getting back up to speed after returning from injuries. The team is still missing starter Will Barton.“It’s good to be healthy. It’s good to be whole,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. “Both (Millsap and Harris) showed they’re ready to take their starting jobs back. Me bringing them off the bench was trying to get them back into a game rhythm.”Kemba Walker had 20 points for the Hornets, who kicked off a six-game trip. Bismack Biyombo added a season-high 16 points.Trey Lyles and Millsap hit back-to-back 3-pointers early in the fourth quarter to give the Nuggets a 105-93 lead. Craig cemented the win with a dunk on a fast break with 1:50 remaining to extend the lead to 14.Denver scored 27 points off turnovers.“When you play hard, good things happen,” Harris said. “We have to continue to do that.”TIP-INSHornets: Biyombo was in the starting lineup with C Cody Zeller out after he had surgery to fix a broken right hand. … G Jeremy Lamb missed a second straight game with a strained right hamstring. “He’s progressing well,” coach James Borrego reported. … F Marvin Williams was called for a flagrant foul when he tried to prevent a layup by Craig in the second quarter. Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? “Poetry in motion,” the 7-footer said.Jokic scored a season-high 39 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, reserve Paul Millsap added 18 points and the Western Conference-leading Nuggets knocked off the Charlotte Hornets 123-110 on Saturday for their 10th straight home victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionThat’s two straight games where Jokic’s now had a memorable dunk .“If I’m not tired and 100 percent sure I’m going to dunk it, I’m going to dunk,” Jokic explained. “But two points is two points — however you score.” LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Nuggets: Denver led Charlotte in points in the paint by a 64-48 margin. … Had a season-high 31 second-chance points. … Jokic’s 29 shot attempts were a season high.OH, BROTHERIt was a Hernangomez family reunion as Nuggets forward Juancho Hernangomez faced older brother Willy, who’s a center for the Hornets. Juancho didn’t score in nearly 20 minutes of work, while Willy had 10 points in 15:35.Willy Hernangomez didn’t play in their first meeting Dec. 7, when Juancho had 15 points in Denver’s 113-107 loss.FRONT-ROW SEATCraig had the hustle play of the day late in the fourth, saving a ball heading out of bounds and winding up about five rows deep into the stands.“I had beer all over my shorts and legs,” said Craig, who finished with 12 points.ENERGYMonk scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half, including a 3-point buzzer-beater over Jamal Murray to end the third that cut it to 89-84.“I just try to bring energy every time I step on the court,” Monk said. “I did a pretty good job of that.” SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion His slam in the third quarter led to some good-natured ribbing from teammates such as Torrey Craig, who also had a high-flying dunk.“He’s feeling pretty bouncy lately,” Craig playfully said.Jokic took it all in stride.“Just because (Craig) can jump high, doesn’t mean he can dunk better,” Jokic said.Jokic turned in another impressive stat line, also adding six assists, three steals and one blocked shot. He was 16 of 29 from the floor and 4 of 5 from the line.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting UP NEXTHornets: At Phoenix on Sunday night.Nuggets: At Houston on Monday, the first of a two-game, back-to-back trip.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam each score 30, Raptors beat Bucks TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES
Bank of Baroda has invited applications for recruitment at the post of Probationary Officers. The interested and eligible candidates can apply latest by July 16.Post details:Total posts: 300 posts(General: 150 postsOBC: 81 postsSC: 45 postsST: 23 posts)Post name: Probationary Officers in Junior Management Grade/ Scale-I. Eligibility criteria:Educational qualification: The candidates applying for this post should have scored at least 60 per cent marks in any discipline from a recognised university.Age limit:The candidates applying for the post should age between 20 and 28 years as on July 16, 2014.Application fees:The candidates applying for this post are required to pay an application fee of Rs 550 through internet banking facility.Selection process:The candidates will be selected on the basis of an online exam to be followed by a group discussion and an interview.How to apply:In order to apply, the candidates are required to log in to the official website. No other mode of application will be selected.Important Dates:Last date to submit online application forms: July 16Downloading call letter: August 4 onwardsWritten test: August 14For more details, the candidates can follow the official link, mentioned here: http://www.bankofbaroda.com/careers/BMSBSelection.asp#top
APTN National NewsA key source of money for First Nations in New Brunswick is up in the air.The province is deciding whether tax dollars collected on reserve should be shared with the bands.Mi’kmaq and Maliseet leaders say that losing that revenue is a step in the wrong direction.APTN’s Trina Roache has this story.