‘SURE YOU’RE THE SALT OF THE EARTH IN DONEGAL’ – BEAUMONT FOUNDATION

first_imgWinning Team – Killybegs mayor, Mark Nesbitt, with some of the organisers of the successful Beaumont Foundation coffee morning in the Tara Hotel, Killybegs (l to r): Diane Harvey, Sabrina Noctor, Samantha Boyle, Evelyn Harvey, Helen O’ Donnell, Alanna Keeney and Catherine Meehan.A coffee morning organised by Evelyn Harvey in the Tara Hotel, Killybegs, has raised a staggering €1,120 – more than double what was raised by a similar event last year.“It was a massive success and I want to thank everyone who supported us and everyone who helped in any way”, said Evelyn. “When I started to count the money and realised how generous people had been, I started to cry.“I am just amazed at the amount of support not only from Killybegs but from places like Kilcar, Carrick, Straleel, Glencolmcille and Ardara”, she said. And when she told the Beaumont Foundation how well the event had gone, they replied: “Delighted you got such a great turnout for your coffee morning today Evelyn. Sure you’re the salt of the earth up there in Donegal! So glad you’re our patient as you do know we only have the very best! Well done and thanks to all your family and friends for digging deep again.”Added Evelyn: “A lot of people heard about the event on social media and many of the people who came had amazing stories about their experiences in Beaumont.”Evelyn said she wanted to thank all the volunteers, friends and family and all the people who baked for the event, “because I don’t bake, myself”, she laughed.This is the second year Evelyn has organised a coffee morning for the Beaumont Foundation, following her major surgery in the hospital three years ago. “The most important thing for me is that I am giving something back to the hospital that helped me”, she said. She said that sometimes people walked out of a hospital and seemed to forget about what they had been through and about the nurses and surgeons and everyone “right down to the dinner ladies”.It was clear today, she said, that many people did not forget and were only too delighted to support an event like the coffee morning to say thank you.The Beaumont Hospital Foundation, established in 1995, is a registered charity which operates independently of Beaumont Hospital administration. Their mission is to generate and manage funding for innovative health and medical advances, aimed at improving quality of life for patients and their families.Said Evelyn: “I want to thank the management and staff of the Tara Hotel, and Sweet News for the balloons, everyone who baked, my family and friends and everyone who supported me. It was massive and we will see you all again this time next year for an even bigger event.”‘SURE YOU’RE THE SALT OF THE EARTH IN DONEGAL’ – BEAUMONT FOUNDATION was last modified: October 18th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:Beaumont FoundationdonegalKillybegslast_img read more

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Country of My Skull – the movie

first_img17 April 2003Samuel L Jackson and Juliette Binoche are in Cape Town for filming of a $15-million screen adaptation of Antjie Krog’s multiple award-winning Country of My Skull, a heart-rending account of South Africa’s unique attempt to put its past to rest at the hearings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).The TRC was established in 1995 to record atrocities committed by all sides during apartheid. In two years, its committees heard evidence from 2 000 people (and written statements from another 18 000) and received 8 000 applications for amnesty for apartheid crimes. Poet Antjie Krog headed the public broadcaster’s team covering the hearings. But Country of My Skull is more the work of a poet than a reporter: a riveting mixture of transcript, storytelling, poetry and commentary.The feature film is already attracting widespread interest, partly because its two principle characters are mega stars – Samuel L Jackson (S.W.A.T, Changing Lanes, Pulp Fiction) and Juliette Binoche (Chocolat, The English Patient). Both have been in Cape Town for a few weeks already, preparing for their roles.Other key actors are Brendon Gleeson (Gangs of New York, Artificial Intelligence, The General) and South Africans Nick Boraine (Promised Land, Slash) and Menzi Ngubane (Gaz’lam, Ubambo Lwami, 37 Honey Street).Heavyweight moviemakersAccording to the South African Film Website, many other movie greats are involved in making the film. Country of My Skull is directed by John Boorman, whose previous films include Deliverance, Hope and Glory, The Tailor of Panama and The General.The screenplay is by Ann Peacock, known for Cora Unashamed and A Lesson Before Dying. Producers are Robert Chartoff (Rocky, Raging Bull and The Right Stuff), Mike Medavoy (Thin Red Line) and Lynn Hendee, with David Wicht and Mfundi Vundla as co-producers. SAfilm.org.za reports: “The story is told through the eyes of Langston Whitfield (Samuel L Jackson), a Washington Post journalist sent to South Africa to cover the TRC hearings. Coming face to face with the perpetrators of murder and the victims of torture on both sides of the political divide, Whitfield is forced to face his own demons.”Juliette Binoche’s role is loosely based on Krog herself. She plays Anna Malan, an Afrikaans poet who is covering the hearings for radio. “She is shattered by the accounts of the cruelty and depravity committed in the name of apartheid. Confronted by the depth and suffering inflicted on her fellow countrymen by a system that she had failed to challenge, Anna must reconcile her past and carve a new future for herself and her family.”Parallels with Iraq, Algeria …At a recent press conference where director Boorman and the stars spoke about the film, Boorman said he thought the film could have as great an impact as the TRC itself, because it could convey so much at once.According to the Cape Argus, Boorman said: “We feel that such an impact . the notion of a bloodless revolution, and notions of Ubuntu and reconciliation, is vital to so many things going on today”, clearly referring to the war in Iraq.Said Jackson: “Foregiveness and understanding are all things that are achievable if people sit down and listen to one another. Hopefully the war [in Iraq] will be done by the time the movie is finished.”Binoche, who has spent considerable time with Krog, told the Cape Argus that she was finding her role “emotional and demanding”.“It is about the horror and at the same time seems to be normal from the outside . For me as French, there are parallels with Algeria . we didn’t have a TRC and are still waiting for it”.Country of My Skull is being shot entirely in Cape Town over 10 weeks with a budget of $15-million. The crew comprises mainly South Africans, with many local actors and extras being used. Recently, 200 residents from Langa were hired for a six-minute scene. The Works, a UK-based company is distributing the film internationally.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

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EPA Fights for Refiner Waivers in Court

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Todd NeeleyDTN Staff ReporterOMAHA (DTN) — A biofuels interest group last month asked a federal court to stop EPA from granting additional small refinery waivers, and on Monday, the EPA filed a motion in an ongoing court case to fight the request tooth and nail.One year ago, the Advanced Biofuels Association petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, asking for a review of those waivers to the Renewable Fuel Standard that to-date, have totaled about 2.6 billion gallons of biofuels not blended in gasoline.The ABFA on March 6, 2019, filed a 97-page brief with the court alleging the EPA broke away from RFS requirements for granting small-refinery waivers starting in May 2017 and continued to deny a congressional order regarding which refiners qualify.This week, the EPA argued in a response filed in the DC court that the Advanced Biofuels Association waited too long to file for an injunction.“ABFA’s preliminary injunction motion is too late,” EPA said in court documents.“Motions for emergency relief ordinarily must be filed no later than 30 days after docketing. ABFA fails to justify its almost year-long delay in seeking emergency relief. A small refinery seeking an exemption from its annual volume obligations must petition EPA and demonstrate it qualifies for each calendar year in which the exemption is sought. Therefore, ABFA knew when it filed its petition in May 2018 that EPA would have to act on small-refinery petitions for the 2018 compliance year during the course of this case. Indeed, ABFA repeatedly agreed not to oppose, and at times, joined EPA in seeking extensions of time.”In recent weeks, President Donald Trump’s administration has taken heat for scrapping a proposal to make public more information about those companies receiving waivers.In an April 12, 2019, notice, the EPA proposed changes to the renewables enhancement and growth support, or REGS, rule. The rule would have provided the petitioner’s name, the name and location of small refinery facilities asking for waivers, the general nature of the relief requested, the time period for which relief is requested, and whether the agency granted or denied requests.The partially redacted document filed by the ABFA in March shows the agency originally was allowed to grant temporary, two-year, exemptions starting in 2005. In recent years, however, the agency granted exemption extensions beyond two years — including a refiner that never received a prior exemption.The EPA approved waivers for small refiners that didn’t have the minimum U.S. Department of Energy score to qualify, the brief said, and improperly considered the debts of small-refiners’ parent companies when examining waiver requests.In addition, the brief showed evidence the agency considered small-refiners’ operating losses whether or not they were related to RFS compliance. The agency also considered what small refiners might spend on biofuel credits without looking at revenue they would later generate from sales of Renewable Identification Numbers, or RINs.The Advanced Biofuels Association asked the court to declare the agency’s methodology for determining disproportionate economic hardship as “unlawful” in asking for a national injunction to stop additional waivers from being granted.On Monday, the EPA argued in court documents that the agency has followed the law in granting waivers. The agency granted 53 waivers for 2016 and 2017, and has received 40 waiver requests for 2018.The Advanced Biofuels Association has argued the EPA changed the way it evaluates waiver requests.“EPA’s decisions fully explained its conclusion that, notwithstanding its previous approach, factors other than a threat to a small refinery’s long-term viability can demonstrate disproportionate economic hardship on a small refinery,” the EPA argued in court.“Nothing in the statute precludes EPA from considering some of the same information as DOE, yet coming to a different conclusion on the question of ‘disproportionate economic hardship.’ ABFA attempts to sidestep these limitations by mounting a generic facial challenge to so-called ‘modified evaluation criteria’ that EPA applies when issuing small refinery exemptions. The ‘modified evaluation criteria’ ABFA purports to challenge are not reflected in any rule, or even a guidance document.”EPA said the Clean Air Act (CAA) requires the agency to act on a waiver petition in consultation with the U.S. Department of Energy and to consider findings of a 2011 DOE study on waivers.The Advanced Biofuels Association has argued that falling prices of Renewable Identification Numbers, or RINs, in 2017 was caused by waivers granted.EPA argued in its response that the falling prices are not evidence of waivers granted.“The drop in RIN prices in 2017 that ABFA’s members cite as evidence of harm is within the historical range of variation,” EPA said. “This range reflects that RIN prices are affected by a wide variety of factors. The mere assertions of ABFA’s members that the purported harm correlates to small refinery exemptions, in light of other potential factors, fails to meet the burden of proof necessary to warrant injunctive relief.“ABFA’s public interest arguments presuppose that Congress directed EPA to maximize the revenue for the renewable fuels industry at the expense of small refineries. This is a fundamentally flawed view of the CAA. While the RFS Program encourages the use of renewable fuels, it does not do so ‘at all costs.’”Todd Neeley can be reached at [email protected] him on Twitter @toddneeleyDTN(BAS/SK)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Dalit farmer set on fire in Bhopal

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UFC president believes Ronda Rousey will announce retirement soon

first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses PH chinlone squad catches eye of gold-medal coach Ronda Rousey stands in the cage after Amanda Nunes forced a stoppage in the first round of their women’s bantamweight championship mixed martial arts bout at UFC 207, Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, in Las Vegas.  APAlthough her last two matches ended in brutal knockout losses, Ronda Rousey remains one of the catalysts in catapulting women’s MMA (mixed martial arts) into the mainstream.But as far as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White is concerned, Rousey may never step foot on the octagon again—this time, for good.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games SPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutFurthermore, Rousey is the only ranked UFC fighter to have not gone through USADA’s (United States Anti-Doping Agency) mandated testing in 2017, after being tested on nine occasions last year.Rousey’s first career setback came at UFC 193 in 2015, when she was on the receiving end of a brutal head kick from Holly Holm. She returned a year later but suffered the same fate against current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Flags of SEA Games countries raised at Athletes Village “I think she’s going to retire,” White candidly spoke of Rousey to Sports Illustrated’s Jon Wertheim. ”She hasn’t announced that. She hasn’t said that to me, but it’s what I believe.”The former Olympian judoka’s recent actions certainly point to an early retirement from the sport—refusing to answer any MMA-related questions from the media and instead focusing on TV and movie appearances.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch run WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES MOST READ Man sworn in as lawyer by judge who sentenced him to prison as a teen 20 years ago SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:31Duterte had wanted Albayalde to take terminal leave — Go00:54Gordon: Albayalde may still face charges even after retirement01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police 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 Games At 30 years old, Rousey might still have plenty of fight left in the tank but has remained mum about her future in fighting.She also got recently engaged to fellow UFC fighter Travis Browne and has continued pursuing an acting career.  Khristian Ibarrola. /ra View comments UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensionlast_img read more

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10 months agoMartinez urges Hazard to choose Chelsea stay over Real Madrid move

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Martinez urges Hazard to choose Chelsea stay over Real Madrid moveby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBelgium coach Roberto Martinez has told Eden Hazard to stay with Chelsea.Martinez believes a move to Real Madrid wouldn’t work for the Belgian.“I do not know if a new challenge would be good for him. He knows how much they love him at Chelsea and there’s chemistry between Sarri and him. Besides, he is enjoying his time at Chelsea, where he has reached an exceptional level,” said the Spanish coach in an interview with HLN.“It’s uncertain that a new project will suit him. I am convinced that he can reinvent himself at the club.” last_img read more

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19 days agoShearer accuses Liverpool striker Mane of diving

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Shearer accuses Liverpool striker Mane of divingby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveGeordie legend Alan Shearer has accused Liverpool striker Sadio Mane of diving to win an injury-time penalty in their 2-1 win over Leicester City at Anfield on Saturday.Mane went to ground inside the area under pressure from Marc Albrighton, with referee Chris Kavanagh pointing to the spot. VAR upheld Kavanagh’s original decision and James Milner converted from the spot to extend Liverpool’s lead at the top of the table to eight points.After the game an angry brawl unfolded between both sets of players, as Leicester vented their frustration at their late defeat and Shearer felt they were right to feel aggrieved.”I don’t think it’s a penalty, I think it’s a dive,” said Shearer on Match of the Day. “It’s a contact sport. Mane takes a touch against Albrighton and then decides to go down.” last_img read more

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Patrick Vieira drops a hint on Balotellis Nice future

first_imgMario Balotelli’s future at Nice looks uncertain considering the latest outburst from new manager Patrick VieiraBalotelli has resurrected his career since joining French side Nice in 2016, and his efforts were recently rewarded with a national team call-up by new Italy manager Roberto Mancini.However, this summer has brought much uncertainty to the Italian striker’s future. It’s believed he got off on the wrong note with new coach Patrick Vieira when he failed to report to the first training.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding ar Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…The former Liverpool man is notorious for his disciplinary problems, and it seems the Arsenal legend is not a big fan of the player.Vieira has decided not to include him for the first game of their Ligue 1 campaign against Reims, and he spoke to Canal +:“He wants to go away, so I can not say he will stay here … We want players who are happy to be part of this team. It is a complicated and difficult situation, and the club will try to do everything possible to realize his transfer.”last_img read more

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Mark Hughes is trying to find Southamptons best XI

first_imgThe Saints lost against Everton last weekend and now they will host Leicester City at Saint Mary’s StadiumAfter a not-so-good season start in the Premier League, Southampton FC is looking to get its first win on Saturday.The Saints will host Leicester City at Saint Mary’s Stadium.Southampton is looking for a victory after tying 0-0 with Burnley on Week 1 and losing 2-1 to Everton on Week 2.And to Mark Hughes, The Saints boss, this means he has to find this best starting eleven.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedSolskjaer praises Harry Maguire after Man United’s 1-0 win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer singled out Harry Maguire for praise after helping Manchester United keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win over Leicester City.“I’ve got an idea of that,” he said to the club’s official website.“At this stage of the season there are still a few vagaries in terms of guys who have come back late from World Cup who’ve had disrupted pre-season, so there’s still a leveling off in terms of what people are producing and capable of.”“I think that will resolve itself in the next couple of weeks,” he added.“Leicester are probably the club that gains more points on the road than most. They’re a very accomplished counter-attacking team and it’s very difficult to go up against them.”last_img read more

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Gattuso likens Piatek to Tomasson

first_imgGennaro Gattuso has compared Milan new boy Krzysztof Piatek to Danish legend Jon Dahl Tomasson.Piatek who recently joined Milan from Genoa played in the barren draw against Napoli and his manager has seen enough to liken him to former teammate Tomasson.Tomasson was not a regular starter at Milan but scored 35 goals in three seasons, winning a Champions League and earning praise for his battling qualities.“We have to pick up from where we left off in the first 50 minutes, showing the same character,” Gattuso told Milan TV and Cited on Football Italia ahead of his side’s Coppa Italia quarter-final against Napoli on Tuesday.“We stopped dribbling in the last 30 minutes and were stretched, so all of Napoli’s qualities came out.“We must have the desire to play and show our faces, dribbling well. We need experience. We’re a young team and we need games like these.“For us to get back to being competitive, we need consistency in our performances, game and mentality.Piatek is ready to make his debut as a starter with the AC Milan shirt tomorrow night in the Coppa Italia quarter-finals against Napoli once again. Gennaro Gattuso is seriously thinking about it and a final decision will be made between tonight and tomorrow morning. pic.twitter.com/yu9JpVotxtCristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….— AC Milan Africa (@africa_milan) January 28, 2019“We’ve shown it at times, but we still have too many ups and downs. Piatek reminds me of Tomasson. He had some very specific characteristics.“Jon never spared himself in training and gave us a huge hand, also when he played from the start.“Piatek has just joined, but I like him already. He’s a curious lad who looks at photos at Milanello: he likes to observe, talk and experience the structure here first hand.“It’s something beautiful. Will he start tomorrow? Him or Cutrone will play. Caldara and Biglia yesterday did some light work with us yesterday.“They’re working to improve their physical level and I think they’ll be available in a week.“We’re very happy with them, they have great desire to return and have shown it through the commitment they’ve been putting in.”last_img read more

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