first_imgIrish Wheelchair AssociationThe Irish Wheelchair Association annual church gate collection will take place this Sat 13th and Sun 14th July. Your support will be greatly appreciated.St. Mary’s GAA Bingo Continues in hall on Tues at 8.30 Lotto results CN,DL,LD,AH 5 Matched 2 E. Mc Mullan ,C. Bonar, J.O. Kane P. Tinney D. Mc Elhill Convoy Next Weeks jackpot €1100Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann Drumkeen Lotto Results 19th June 03, 04, 10, 14. No jackpot 1 winner €100 Pauline Hunter, Creeslough. Next weeks jackpot €1,225. Go raibh maith agat.Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608Drumkeen Old School ReunionAre there any musicians out there who would like to take part in a traditional session during our reunion weekend in August, former pupils would be great but everyone is welcome, if so please give Valarie Deasley a call on 087 7656560.Charity SkydivePauric Duffy will be doing a charity skydive on the August bank holiday weekend in aid of four charity’s. SNAP- Special Needs Accessible Park. MS Donegal. Little Angels School, Letterkenny & Temple Street Children’s Hospital. All donations greatly appreciated. Pauric can be contacted on 0877702622 Drumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included for next weekPlease Email: [email protected] or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Fri @ 8pm) Please note the new deadline.DD LOCAL: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: July 7th, 2013 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:Drumkeen noteslast_img read more

Absence of educated players hurting Pakistan cricket: PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan

first_imgPakistan have found no success in the ongoing T20 season. Starting from a 3-0 whitewash against England in the United Arab Emirates to a no-show in the recently concluded ICC World Twenty20, it has been a disastrous year for the team.Adding to their woes, Pakistan were thrashed twice in two weeks by their arch rivals India. Both in Asia Cup and World T20 it was the in-form Virat Kohli who brought Pakistan down to its knees.In a desperate attempt to come up with reasons, the Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shaharyar Khan said absence of educated players in the national team was one of the reasons for its recent poor performance.THE ONLY GRADUATE PLAYERTalking to the media in Quetta, Khan said that presently only Misbah-ul-Haq was a proper graduate in the team.”There is no graduate player in the team right now except for Misbah and the absence of educated players in the team is a primary reason for its recent downfall,” he said.”In future we will do our best to induct and encourage educated players into the team and also groom the existing lot of talent,” he said.NO COMPROMISES ON DISCIPLINEThe PCB chief also admitted that the Board had decided to make no compromises now on disciplinary issues.”Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal have not been selected because of disciplinary issues and we want to make it clear in future we are not going to compromise on discipline or fitness,” he said.”That is why we have had fresh fitness tests and now the boot camp under supervision of military trainers in Kakul before the team leaves for England,” he said.advertisementMORE ATTENTION TO U-19 CRICKET The PCB chief also admitted that Pakistan need to pay more attention to its under-19 cricket and recently there were debatable selections in the squad for the World Youth Cup in Bangladesh.”It has come to our notice that some deserving players were left out to bring in less deserving ones and we are going to take strict action against those responsible for this. In future selection will be strictly merit and performance based.”FOCUS ON GRASSROOT CRICKETHe said this was one reason why the PCB was bringing in former Test player Mudassar Nazar into the National cricket Academy in Lahore.”There is no more qualified coach than Mudassar to supervise our grassroot cricket and he has made a big sacrifice by agreeing to resign from a lucrative coaching assignment in the ICC in Dubai and join us.”Khan also spoke about inviting the Afghanistan team to Quetta, the capital city of Baluchistan province.”The security situation has improved in Baluchistan and Quetta and we are planning to set up a full fledged regional cricket academy in Quetta to tap the raw cricket talent in the province,” he stated.last_img read more

Wicked Local Announces Wilmingtons 2018 Readers Choice Award Winners

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Wicked Local recently revealed its 2018 Readers Choice Awards for Wilmington.  Below are the winners and honorable mentions.  Congrats to all!  Do you agree with the winners?  Any notable snubs?  Let us know in the comments below or on Wilmington Apple’s Facebook page.Local FlavorRestaurant For Breakfast/Brunch#1 Choice: As Good As It GetsHonorable Mention: Country Chef RestaurantHonorable Mention: Sunny Side CafeRestaurant For Lunch#1 Choice: As Good As It Gets#1 Choice: Panera BreadHonorable Mention: 99 RestaurantHonorable Mention: LaRosa’sRestaurant For Dinner#1 Choice: TremezzoHonorable Mention: 99 RestaurantHonorable Mention: Red Heat TavernFine Dining Restaurant#1 Choice: TremezzoItalian Restaurant#1 Choice: TremezzoHonorable Mention: AJ’s KitchenPizza Restaurant#1 Choice: AJ’s KitchenHonorable Mention: Pizza MiaHonorable Mention: LaRosa’sThai Restaurant#1 Choice: Mango II, TewksburyFamily Friendly Restaurant#1 Choice: 99 RestaurantHonorable Mention: AJ’s KitchenHonorable Mention: TremezzoHonorable Mention: Red Heat TavernSeafood Restaurant#1 Choice: Seafood ExpressChinese Restaurant#1 Choice: Golden GingerHonorable Mention: Pacific GroveHonorable Mention: China WokSushi Restaurant#1 Choice: Golden GingerHonorable Mention: Pacific GroveCoffee Shop#1 Choice: Heav’nly DonutsHonorable Mention: Dunkin’ DonutsHonorable Mention: StarbucksButcher Shop#1 Choice: Elia’s Country StoreHonorable Mention: Lucci’s SupermarketDeli#1 Choice: Lucci’s SupermarketHonorable Mention: Elia’s Country StoreHonorable Mention: As Good As It Gets CafeFish Market#1 Choice: Seafood ExpressBar#1 Choice: Tremezzo#1 Choice: Red Heat TavernHonorable Mention: Pacific GroveCaterer#1 Choice: AJ’s KitchenHonorable Mention: Mastrorilli’s CateringHonorable Mention: Uptown Deli & CateringLocal ServicesAccountant#1 Choice: Karen SaporitoHonorable Mention: Diane MonestereHonorable Mention: Emond Tax & Financial GroupHonorable Mention: Fudge PropertiesHonorable Mention: Ray MecuriHonorable Mention: Robert DigilioFinancial Planner#1 Choice: Guy Angiuoni Jr.Honorable Mention: CareOne at WilmingtonHonorable Mention: Woodbriar Health CenterMaid/House Cleaning Service#1 Choice: Freaky Cleaning LadyLandscaper#1 Choice: Russell LandscapingHonorable Mention: Dan Reed LandscapingHonorable Mention: Daves World of LandscapingHonorable Mention: Ryan Parker LandscapingHonorable Mention: SJS Landscaping ServicesAttorney/Lawyer#1 Choice: Michael MonteforteHonorable Mention: Robert PetersonHonorable Mention: Stephen PetersonVeterinarian/Animal Hospital#1 Choice: Wilmington Veterinary HospitalHonorable Mention: Best Pets Veterinary HospitalPhysical Therapy#1 Choice: Leonardo Physical TherapyHonorable Mention: Harmeling Physical TherapyHonorable Mention: Maribeth Crupi Physical TherapyHair Salon#1 Choice: Hair DesignsHonorable Mention: Hair XtremeHonorable Mention: Nicholas Scott SalonDay Spa or Massage#1 Choice: Mind & Muscle Restoration#1 Choice: Susan AntonHonorable Mention: La Moon Thai SpaManicure/Pedicure#1 Choice: Wow NailsHonorable Mention: Coco NailsHonorable Mention: Wilmington NailsTanning Salon#1 Choice: Catchin Rayz#1 Choice: Coco NailsFitness Studio/Health Club#1 Choice: RMA Fitness CenterHonorable Mention: Core Fitness At Wilmington Dance AcademyHonorable Mention: Wilmington Dance AcademyWeight Loss Center#1 Choice: Wilmington Fit Body Boot CampAssisted Living#1 Choice: Woodbriar Health CenterHonorable Mention: Windsor PlaceDoctor/Primary Care Physician or Pediatrician#1 Choice: Wilmington PediatricsHonorable Mention: Dr. Sarah AndrewHonorable Mention: Dr. Sharon StotskyDentist or Dental Office#1 Choice: Silver Lake DentalHonorable Mention: Biondo & Foley Dental GroupHonorable Mention: Pediatric Dental Care of WilmingtonChiropractor#1 Choice: Wilmington Family Chiropractic & Wellness CenterHonorable Mention: Wellcare Chiropractic CenterHonorable Mention: Advanced Back CareHonorable Mention: Dr. Michael ThomasDaycare/Preschool#1 Choice: Wonder Years Learning CenterHonorable Mention: Brookside NurseryHonorable Mention: Abundant Life Christian SchoolHonorable Mention: Mill Brook Country Day SchoolHonorable Mention: The Learning ExperienceDry Cleaner#1 Choice: Lapels Dry CleaningHonorable Mention: Anton’s CleanersHonorable Mention: K&M CleanersAuto Service/Repair#1 Choice: Unique Foreign Auto CareHonorable Mention: AAA Tire CoCommunity Bank/Credit Union#1 Choice: Reading Co-Operative BankHonorable Mention: Peoples United BankHonorable Mention: Santander BankInsurance Agency#1 Choice: Wilmington Insurance AgencyHonorable Mention: Hub International InsuranceHonorable Mention: Marotta Insurance AgencyDance School#1 Choice: Dance CompanyHonorable Mention: Wilmington Dance AcademyHonorable Mention: Debi’s Dance StudioHonorable Mention: Lorraine Spada School of DanceHonorable Mention: Precision DanceGymnastics School#1 Choice: Gym Street USAHonorable Mention: Dance CompanyRetirement Living Residence#1 Choice: Woodbriar Health CenterHonorable Mention: Windsor PlaceHVAC/Plumbing – Heating/AC Company#1 Choice: B J Doyle Heating & AC#1 Choice: D & D Services#1 Choice: Done By Professionals#1 Choice: Kevin Scott Heating & PlumbingLocal ShoppingWomen’s Clothing Store#1 Choice: TJ MaxxHonorable Mention: SaversChildren’s Clothing#1 Choice: TJ MaxxHonorable Mention: TargetOptical Shop#1 Choice: Pearle VisionHonorable Mention: Heller EyecareBookstore#1 Choice: The Book Store Next DoorPhotography#1 Choice: Jessica Morgan PhotographyHonorable Mention: Leanne’s Studio of PhotographyHonorable Mention: Jessica Kretzenger PhotographyGift Shop#1 Choice: CardsmartJewelry Store#1 Choice: Flaherty’s JewelryFlorist#1 Choice: Designs by DonHonorable Mention: Floral DreamsSporting Goods Store#1 Choice: Olympia SportsPet Services#1 Choice: Kings Royal Pet GroomingHonorable Mention: A Pet’s ReflectionHonorable Mention: Doggie Styles Mobile GroomingHonorable Mention: Lucy’s Dog DaycareHonorable Mention: Reigning Cats & DogsLiquor Store#1 Choice: East Gate LiquorsCarpet/Flooring Store#1 Choice: Esposito CarpetHome Decorating Store#1 Choice: TJ MaxxHardware/Home Improvement Store#1 Choice: True ValueConsignment Shop#1 Choice: Main St. Consignment & ThriftHonorable Mention: SaversLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email [email protected] this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedBEST PLACES TO EAT IN WILMINGTON: Wicked Local 2019 Readers Choice Awards AnnouncedIn “Business”Wicked Local Announces Wilmington’s 2016 Readers Choice Award WinnersIn “Business”BEST PLACES TO SHOP IN WILMINGTON: Wicked Local 2019 Readers Choice Awards AnnouncedIn “Business”last_img read more

Shahid Kapoor hikes his fee after Kabir Singh box office success

first_imgShahid KapoorInstagramWith Kabir Singh’s phenomenal success at the box office, Shahid Kapoor seems to have substantially hiked his fee to Rs 35 crore a film.According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, the actor, who was apparently charging Rs 30 crore a film, will now be charging Rs 35 crore.If this particular report turns out to be true, Shahid Kapoor will become one of the highest paid actors in Bollywood joining the likes of Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and Ranbir Kapoor.According to various reports, Salman apparently charges Rs 60 crore a film, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar charge between Rs 30-40 crore whereas Ranbir Kapoor charges Rs 30 crore a film.Kabir Singh has taken the box office by storm and has been rewriting record books not just in India but in the international market as well. The movie, directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga, has, so far, collected Rs 243.17 crore in its third week and is all set to surpass the lifetime business of URI – The Surgical Strike.The movie has now become the 10th highest grossing films of all time in India pushing URI to the 11th spot.last_img read more

Harris County Launches Program to Prevent Lead Poisoning in Children

first_imgJeepersMedia/FlickrLead poisoning can happen when young children eat chipped-off pieces of lead paint.Harris County Public Health (HCPH) announced Thursday its new Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP) aimed at reducing lead exposure and poisoning among children in Harris County.According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, 1,016 children had elevated blood lead levels in 2016.The program will provide lead testing at two Harris County WIC locations (Antoine and Shaver), as well as case coordination for children with high levels lead of lead, to identify the lead source and ensure the poisoning discontinues.Additionally, it also entails educational outreach to the public on the dangers and prevention of lead poisoning and information to medical providers on recommendations and requirements for lead testing.DatabaseIt is also creating a database to track, evaluate and monitor county cases. Most families affected by lead poisoning are low-income.“Many families aren’t aware of the dangers of lead poisoning. They don’t know this can affect their child’s cognitive development,” said Dr. Umair A. Shah, executive director for Harris County Public Health. “That’s why this program is so important. We want to bring more awareness to the issue in Harris County,” he said.Lead poisoning in children can cause brain development delays, speech and language problems, damage to the nervous system and kidneys, and in extremely high cases, death.Lead paintOftentimes, lead poisoning doesn’t show symptoms and can happen when young children eat chipped-off pieces of lead paint. Lead paint was banned in 1978, but children living in homes built before then could be at risk. Lead is also found in products from overseas like jewelry, toys, pottery, spices and cosmetics.HCPH recommends children age 6 or younger be tested for lead by a medical provider at least once. Children who are receiving benefits from the Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) can be tested at HCPH’s Antoine and Shaver WIC clinics. Sharelast_img read more

Scott For Baltimore

first_imgBy Stephen Janis, Special to the AFROIt was billed as a major policy shift for Baltimore, but could also be the opening salvo in the battle for the mayor’s office in 2020. July 31, current City Council President Brandon Scott rolled out a series of ambitious legislative initiatives and charter amendments he promised would fundamentally change the way business would be done at City Hall.  Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott, recently revealed a set of proposals that have many speculating he is poised to run for Mayor of Baltimore. (Courtesy Photo)“Everyone who loves Baltimore must commit to being uncomfortable.  We must take an honest look at everything we do and assess what must change,” Scott said.  Among the changes were ideas Scott has floated in the past, including creating an administrator position that would run day -to- day operations of the city, and reducing the number of seats on the city’s Board of Estimates, the body that approves contracts with the city.In all, Scott said the policy shifts were aimed at deep structural change for a city that has been plagued by intractable poverty and stubbornly high crime. But also, he hoped would offer an opportunity to re-examine long standing practices of the city that rarely make the spotlight, like parking fines and other fees that often fall disproportionately on the city’s poorest residents. The proposals run the gamut from public safety, youth initiatives, public engagement, and equity.   The latter, an area Scott had addressed through previous legislation sought to subject proposed legislation to a racial “equity” analysis. It was also part of a larger theme for Scott of shifting some of the practices that had only exacerbated the city’s formidable social ills.“We must embed a framework of equity into how we do business.  This means requiring ordinances to have a fiscal and equity impact analysis,” Scott said. One specific area the proposals touched upon that is often overlooked is the city’s practice of adding penalties to overdue parking fines and towing scofflaws to the city’s infamous impound lot.  Scott said he would take a hard look at how the plethora of fines and penalties affect city residents and quality of life.  Scott also said he wants to take a deep dive into the inner workings of the city charter by reviewing the core set of laws that dictate how the city operates.  To do so, Scott is proposing a review of the charter every decade by a special committee that would pass recommended changes to the council. “Baltimore’s government has been unwilling to evolve and remains committed to outdated structure and systems that do not work,” Scott said.  “It is time we build a better structure.”  The most substantial change to the charter proposed by Scott is shrinking of the Board of Estimates from five members to three.  The current configuration, which includes three elected officials and two members of the mayor’s cabinet makes the body an ineffective check on city spending, Scott said.“It is time to change the structure of the Board of Estimates to increase accountability by ensuring only elected officials are making decisions about how taxpayer dollars are being spent.” Scott also vowed to pass legislation that would ban so-called gag orders; controversial clauses in police brutality settlements that force victims to remain silent.  Recently, the council introduced legislation to stop the city from requiring them, even as the city’s legal department said they had phased them out.He also proposed asking the state to reduce the age residents are eligible to vote to 16, a move he said would increase the civic engagement of Baltimore’s young people.  Looming over the proposal was the upcoming battle for the top job at city hall.  Both Scott and current Mayor Jack Young are rumored to be exploring a run, but neither has formally announced. Asked if he was setting up a showdown by trying to draw a contrast to his possible opponent, Scott was non-committal.  “This is solely about my time as Council president, the discussion about running for mayor is for another day,” Scott said.last_img read more

Man falls off train gets saved by Eastern Railway

first_imgKolkata: Taking immediate steps soon after receiving information, the Eastern Railway authorities have saved life of a 35-year-old man who fell off from a train in Bandel-Burdwan section on Saturday late night. According to the Eastern Railway authorities, loco pilot of 13019 Up Howrah-Kathgodam Bagh Express has passed information that a 35-year-old man fell off from a compartment in between Pundooah and Simlagarh stations of Bandel-Burdwan section. It was informed to the authorities that the incident took place at around 11.17 pm on Saturday. Soon after receiving the information, initiatives were taken to rescue the person. A diesel pilot engine from Baichi was pressed into action. The officers in the rescue team found the man lying with injuries. It was midnight when the person was rescued. They took him in the diesel pilot engine and brought him to Simlagarh. From Simlagarh they took the injured man to Chinsurah in Hooghly by car and admitted him to Chinsurah Hospital. He underwent necessary treatment in the hospital. The Diesel pilot engine was sent soon after receiving the information from the loco pilot of 13019 Up Howrah-Kathgodam Bagh Express. The prompt action of the Eastern Railway authorities has saved the life of the man.last_img read more

Colour kinetics

first_imgOver the past two decades, Manoj Kachangal’s artistic output has been dominated by visions of tangled brushstrokes and limpid landscapes. Dense thickets of lines obscure distinctly divisional backgrounds, entangling the human eye in webs of wandering tendrils that invite full contemplation of what lies beyond. By emphasizing the hand of the artist through horizontal sweeps and zagged brushstrokes, Kanchangal explores broad themes of chaos, catharsis and rebirth in his work, while silently challenging perceived boundaries between abstract and landscape painting. In the world of art, Kachangal is a neo abstractionist. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfTumultuous landscapes”My biggest realization over the years has been how to use line, colour and form to convey my responses to issues, shapes, experiences and feelings. I learned how to use my feelings to engage in a critical examination of subjects close to my heart, rather than producing acrylic paintings that merely visually describe my patterns of exploration,” he states.These are not facile, painterly or merely beautiful landscapes but they are tumultuous “landscapes” that tend towards the abstract, seeking to convey a sense of the subliminal rather than accurately represent the world around him. Beyond the net of painted lines, these works appear to capture a moment of creation emerging from chaos – the light suggesting a harmonic presence bringing illumination to the landscape. Kachangal’s selective use of bold, intense colours and a tendency towards dramatization also evokes the works of early expressionists, who sought to capture the emotional resonance of their subjects over their physical form.In these Landscape Series, the planes that are interwoven across the canvas surface suggest troubles and tribulations; the jagged “branches” that dominate these seemingly sunset laden landscapes have neither beginning nor end, and the rippled disturbance-like structures are actually discernable. Dabs of primary colour and streaks of grey/ochre/ straw lend definition to the overall composition, providing balance and tempering the darker tones, but no attempt is made towards a perfect dimensional modelling. The artist has stated anecdotally that it was his reading of the Puranas and shastras that inspired his interest in the interiority of forms, shown in the intensity of the brushwork and tactility of the paint he uses to ground this series strongly within the abstract realms.Visual oscillationWhen translated into different dimensional forms, Kachangal’s work deconstructs the viewer’s understanding of mass, for the landscapes are at once airy as well as deeply dense. The visual oscillation between positive and negative space within Kachangal’s interconnected construction creates an optical motion. As the viewer perceives one form, another spatial combination suggests itself, contradicting the first and lending the viewer to reconsider the canvasses as a whole. Thus, we see early hints of a ‘dematerialized’ and highly intellectualized formula: a canvas can embody the volume of human experiences and relationships as revealed in the complex manipulations of form and linear horizontals in striations of colour.last_img read more