Donegal County Council to honour late Garda Gary McLoughlin

first_imgNews Pinterest Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – April 19, 2012 Donegal County Council are to officially honour the memory of Garda Gary McLoughlin, who was killed in the line of duty three years ago.24-year-old Garda McLoughlin was killed when he was struck by a car in Burt.Donegal County Council is to hold a special reception at the County House in Lifford on the 4th of May.It follows a motion by Cllr Jack Murray last July calling for a proper memorial service for Garda McLaughlin.Cllr Murray said it’s a fitting tribute, and members of the late Gardas family will attend..[podcast][/podcast] Google+ Twitter Twittercenter_img NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Previous articleSonar scan reveals submarine-shaped object in River Foyle bedNext articleFamily of Derry schoolboy killed by plastic bullet call for new inquest News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal County Council to honour late Garda Gary McLoughlin Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny last_img read more

Ward named TPL ‘Tutor of the year’

first_img “I’ve always been goal focused,” Ward said. “I got it and I’ve kept it. I want to be a doctor. It will be six more years before I can say that I’m a doctor. But, even then, it will be a life-long learning experience. I’m looking forward to it all because the medical field includes everything I like.”Wolter said the Troy Public Library’s tutor program was started more than 10 years ago by TPL staffer Teresa Colvin, who was, at the time and during those years, the children’s librarian. The program has provided opportunities for university students to work one-on-one with children and for children to receive the help they need to be successful in the classroom.Anyone with questions about the TPL tutor program and student enrollment are encouraged to call Wolter at the TPL 334-566-1314. You Might Like Troy University staying aware of coronavirus For the past month, concerns have been growing about the new coronavirus spreading out of Wuhan, China. With nearly 400… read more Print Article Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Troy University senior Emily Ward of Springfield is the Troy Public Library’s 2019 Tutor of the Year.Shanlie Wolter, TPL children’s librarian, presented a plaque to Ward on Thursday in recognition of her dedicated and valued community service and in celebration of her contributions to the library’s tutor program.“Emily is an outstanding young woman, an outstanding student and a dedicated tutor,” Wolter said. “I’ve said often that I wish I could grow up and be like Emily Ward.” Ward named TPL ‘Tutor of the year’ Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Latest Stories Skip Ward expressed appreciation for the recognition.“I didn’t expect any recognition,” Ward said and added with a smile, “to me, being a tutor is an opportunity to hang out with kids and do fractions.”Ward joined the library’s tutoring program in August and tutors two students. By The Penny Hoarder “We work on whatever is giving them difficulty in school during that particular week,” she said. “Some days, we work on math, other days it might be reading or vocabulary. I enjoy every day because I need a daily dose of kids. It’s a nice break from the academic world.”However, Ward’s future plans include yet a number of years in the academic world.She is currently studying Biomedical Science at Troy University and will enter medical school at UAB following graduation in August. She is looking forward to six more years of study and training before she achieves her career goal, either in family medicine or as an emergency room physician.Her motivation and inspiration to become a doctor was through her dad, a Birmingham fire fighter and paramedic. Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By Jaine Treadwell Published 7:49 pm Thursday, February 6, 2020 Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Are you coming to the Bakers’ Fair this weekend?

first_imgThis Sunday British Baker, along with a host of industry experts, will be at the annual Bakers’ and Butchers’ Fair!Pre-registration has now closed, but never fear, you can still come along and register on the day for free.Exhibitors will fill the showground with stalls, giving you the chance to chat to professionals and get information on products. What’s more, the winner of Britain’s Best Loaf will be announced on stage at the event, as part of a line-up of entertainment.The stage will also host presentations and demonstrations throughout the day. Chris Foxhall at The Village Bakery will be talking about new product development and innovation, in a bid to ensure bakeries stay ahead of competition.As well as talks, Stephen Hallam, managing director of Dickinson & Morris will be doing a pork pie demonstration.The event will be hosted by none other than Keith Chegwin, famous for programmes like Multi-Coloured Swap Shop and Cheggers Plays Pop, who will present awards in the Britain’s Best Loaf and National Pie competitions.  For full details visit: read more

Can experience and success on the junior level help the USA in the World Cup?

first_img He wasn’t talking about the current players in the USA training camp that will determine the final roster for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 but he might as well have been.McKillop was mentoring future two-time World Cup participant Stephen Curry at Davidson when he was named head coach of the USA’s 2008 FIBA Americas U18 team. It wasn’t his first time working with USA Basketball. He was an assistant coach on a 2002 Junior World Championship Qualifying Team that included Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, and Andre Iguodala among other future NBA stars.From 2008 though, he recalls an “undersized” player who left a big impression named Kemba Walker. Others had worn the red, white and blue though as juniors. Drummond brought his familiarity from winning the FIBA U17 World Cup in 2010 and the 2009 FIBA Americas U16 title, while Kyrie Irving earned gold at the 2010 FIBA Americas championship. Mason Plumlee had been on the 2008 FIBA Americas team with Walker.For DeMarcus Cousins, DeMar DeRozan, Kenneth Faried, and Klay Thompson, it was their first time on the international stage.Faried proved that experience isn’t everything as in 2014. He found the pace and physicality of the global game much to his liking and played his way into the World Cup All-Tournament Team, along with Irving, France’s Nicolas Batum, Spain’s Pau Gasol and Serbia’s Milos Teodosic. Seven of the 15 players in the USA preliminary squad have won at the junior level. Will that success help them win in China? “That’s always been a challenge with USA junior national team basketball,” Davidson College head coach Bob McKillop told “You have so many stars coming together for the first time and it’s the first time that they are playing on a team with a lot of stars.” “The first thing I remember about him is that there were lots of stars on that team, yet he never perceived himself as a star. He had tremendous humility,” McKillop said.Walker would evolve as a leader of that team and be named MVP of the tournament even as the USA finished second to Argentina. He is now one of seven players in the 15 now in Las Vegas who have represented the U.S. on the junior level in FIBA competitions from U16 to U20, along with Jaylen Brown, Mason Plumlee, Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum, P.J. Tucker, and Myles Turner. Jaylen BrownFIBA U18 Americas Championship 2014GoldMason PlumleeFIBA U18 Americas Championship 2008SilverJayson TatumFIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2015FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup 2014FIBA U16 Americas Championship 2013 GoldGoldGoldMarcus SmartFIBA U19 Basketball World Cup 2013FIBA U18 Americas Championship 2012GoldGoldP.J. TuckerFIBA U20 Americas Championship 2004GoldMyles TurnerFIBA U18 Americas Championship 2014GoldKemba WalkerFIBA U18 Americas Championship 2008Silver & MVP An oft-heard remark in the basketball springtime, when contenders are separated from pretenders is how the Play-Offs are so much different than the Regular Season. Championship teams must get through the season but they are built for the Play-Offs.There is no Regular Season when it comes to international competition, where every game matters for medal hunting teams.While talent is essential, one of the critical building blocks for success is experience, especially for a team like the United States where the ability to adapt from NBA to FIBA rules is still necessary when taking on talented opponents more conditioned to them.Of the 15 players attending the USA training camp this week, only two – Kyle Lowry and Plumlee – have represented previously on the senior level. Lowry won an Olympic gold medal with the Americans at Rio 2016 while Plumlee was on 2014 USA World Cup Team that finished 9-0 and won the gold medal. By comparison, of the 16 players named in Spain’s preliminary squad, all have represented on two or more junior teams and only four haven’t played at the senior level.How much this matters remains to be seen. Despite recent success as the two-time defending champions, the World Cup has been a harder target for the Americans with only five titles in 17 tries.As the USA’s 2014 World Cup winning squad went, five had previous senior team experience. Stephen Curry, Rudy Gay and Derrick Rose were the only holdovers from the 2010 gold medalists while Anthony Davis and James Harden brought their 2012 Olympic experience. Eleven years later, Walker is a three-time NBA All-Star coming off his best season and his first All-NBA nod. But he and five others who have played for the U.S. as teenagers are hoping for their first senior caps. Plumlee is the only one to have represented on both the senior and junior levels having played in the FIBA World Cup 2014.USA Preliminary Squad members with Junior last_img read more