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first_imgThe ribbon is cut on the new Play Zone.Last Friday was a huge day of celebration for what has become Donegal’s fastest growing and most successful school. The staff, Principal, parents and children celebrated the official opening of their new state of the art Play Zone at Gaelscoil Adhamhnain in Letterkenny.” More chocolate on this one please”Máire Nic Charra Uí Dhomhnaill bravely tests the ice-cream on behalf of the Parents’ CommitteeThe occasion was also used to say a fond farewell to much loved ex-Principal Máire Nic Gairbheith Uí Bhaoill whilst extending a warm welcome to new Principal Colm Breathnach. Chair of the Parents’ Committee Ms Amanda Mc Grath used the occasion to pay tribute to Máire Ni Garbheith Uí BhaoilL.She said “Máire has been a shining light and an example to all in the area of education in the County and nationally”.Later Chair of the Board of Management Barbara Uí Chathail extended a warm welcome to Colm Breathnach. Colm who hails from Co Waterford is already well know in the area not just for his contribution to education but also in traditional music circles.If that wasn’t enough he is an accomplished hurler to boot! Colm stated that he is proud and privileged to be the new Principal and very much intends to carry on the good work of his predecessor. When asked what his priorities would be he did confirm his commitment to the Irish language but also revealed that sport, music and a healthy lifestyle for kids were also important. Colm took the opportunity to thank the Parents’ Committee for their support of the school and particularly for their contribution to the new Play Zone.After a thanksgiving Mass celebrated by Fr. Mc Laughlin and to loud applause – and a tear or two – Máire cut a ribbon to officially open the new Play Zone.Not to be outdone it was the children who had the final say as they first enjoyed the new Play Zone and then queued up patiently to have a delicious whipped ice-cream courtesy of the Parents’ Committee.They all seemed to enjoy it but one 6 year old did note… “Could do with more chocolate sprinkles next time”!Former principal Maire is surrounded by pupils as she cuts the ribbon.FREE 99s AS GAELSCOIL ADHAMHNAIN, LETTERKENNY GETS IN THE ZONE! was last modified: October 12th, 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:donegalgaelscoil adhamhnainletterkennylast_img read more

Vulnerabilities show in Houston Astros’ rout of A’s

first_imgEvery ball a Houston Astros batter knocked out of Minute Maid park is met with a symphony of fireworks, train whistles and echoed cheers. That symphony turned into a raucous cacophony throughout Homer Bailey’s short-lived second start for the Oakland A’s, culminating in a 11-1 loss on Monday night in Houston.Related Articles What A’s winter ball performances can tell us about the second base race Former Oakland A’s lefty Brett Anderson finds new home …last_img

Nadal, Djokovic cruise in French Open as Muguruza downs ex-champ

first_imgCayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Spain’s Rafael Nadal serves to France’s Benoit Paire during their tennis match at the Roland Garros 2017 French Open on May 29, 2017 in Paris. AFPPARIS, France — Rafael Nadal launched his pursuit of a record 10th French Open title in convincing fashion, while defending champion Novak Djokovic eased to victory under the gaze of new coach Andre Agassi.Reigning women’s champion Garbine Muguruza began her Roland Garros defense with a straight-sets triumph over 2010 winner Francesca Schiavone.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP David Ferrer, the 2013 runner-up, outlasted American Donald Young in a four-and-a-half-hour marathon, prevailing 13-11 in the final set.Rising German star Alexander Zverev, seeded ninth, will return to finish his first-round tie against veteran Spaniard Fernando Verdasco on Tuesday after play was suspended due to darkness at one set all. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo 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 Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Title-holder Djokovic strolled through his opener against Marcel Granollers of Spain, advancing 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.With 1999 French Open champion Agassi in the players box for the first time after agreeing a short-term coaching role, Djokovic experienced some trouble against the world number 77, being broken four times.“It’s great to have Andre Agassi as coach and as a mentor. I will try to learn as much as I can from him,” said Djokovic.The Serb, seeking to become the first man in the Open era to win all four majors on at least two occasions, will take on Portugal’s Joao Sousa next.“Coming to this tournament for first time as a defending champion gave me, probably more than anything else, relief, because the anticipation and the pressure and expectations that I had also for myself but all the other people around me in the last three, four, five years before 2016 Roland Garros trophy was really big,” added Djokovic.ADVERTISEMENT BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds ‘Earn confidence’Muguruza’s middling form this season saw her arrive in Paris with just three wins on clay, but the Spaniard dispatched former Paris champion Schiavone 6-2, 6-4.The fourth seed will meet Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit for a place in round three as Schiavone, who turns 37 in June, bid farewell to the tournament for possibly the final time.“I cannot believe in the first round we have two ex-champions. Not only that but Francesca is a legend and I was very excited to play on Philippe Chatrier court with her,” said Muguruza.“I know I played good here before. That doesn’t make me extra confident this year. I think I just have to earn that confidence here, and, like today, going out there, trying to deal with things. That’s what brings me confidence. Not remembering how I played last year.”Muguruza defeated Serena Williams to win her maiden Grand Slam a year ago, but the 23-year-old needs to return to the final to stay in the world’s top 10.Second seed Karolina Pliskova won for just the third time in six visits to Roland Garros with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over China’s Zheng Saisai.Former French Open runners-up Sam Stosur and Sara Errani, the latter coming through qualifying, also moved into round two.Canadian fifth seed Milos Raonic raced through with a routine 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory over Steve Darcis of Belgium.Raonic fired 15 aces and 44 winners to book a meeting with Brazil’s Rogerio Dutra Silva, who saved two match points before overcoming Mikhail Youzhny of Russia in five sets.Former US Open champion Marin Cilic and Belgian 10th seed David Goffin also progressed, but American 14th seed Jack Sock was blown away in three sets by towering Czech left-hander Jiri Vesely. LATEST STORIES Nadal, who was forced to withdraw before last year’s third round with a wrist injury, brushed aside 45th-ranked Benoit Paire 6-1, 6-4, 6-1 inside two hours.“I’m very happy to be back here after what happened last year. It’s great to feel the support,” said the 14-time major champion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingNadal broke Frenchman Paire eight times and recovered from a slight second-set wobble when he dropped serve twice in a row to surge into a round two meeting with Dutchman Robin Haase.“It’s always at the start, happy for the victory. Was not an easy opponent in the first round, obviously. He’s an uncomfortable opponent that already he had some good victories this year,” added Nadal. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Stags sizzlelast_img read more

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Grange welcomes restoration of Bustamante Museum

first_imgThe Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Gender, Culture, Entertainment and Sport, says she is “delighted” that the Bustamante Museum has been“returned to a state that is befitting of the man for whom it is named.”The Minister’s comments were made in a message delivered on her behalf by Laleta Davis-Mattis, Chairman of the Jamaica National Heritage Trust, at a ceremony to mark the Rededication of the Bustamante Museum on Thursday.“I am amazed by the transformation that has taken place here over the last few months. It was a daunting process, but I am pleased with the results and I hope you will agree with me that it was worth the undertaking,” Minister Grange said.The Bustamante Museum is located at 24 Tucker Avenue in St Andrew where the National Hero and Lady Bustamante resided from 1942 to 1964 until they became the first occupants of Jamaica House, which became the official residence of Prime Ministers.The property was transferred to the Jamaica National Heritage Trust in 1990 and was declared a National Monument on April 4, 1991. The Museum, now fully restored, showcases a collection of Sir Alexander and Lady Bustamante’s memorabilia and a display narrating the long life of one of the nation’s most beloved couples.The Minister said that the reopening of the museum “will provide an opportunity for younger Jamaicans who never had the pleasure of seeing Sir Alexander to learn about him and to be inspired by his life.” Minister Grange mandated the JNHT to ensure that the Bustamante Museum never again falls into a state of disrepair.“The JNHT must ensure that this museum will be a long standing and sustainable endeavour. And this goes for all the national monuments associated with our National Heroes and our Prime Ministers,” Minister Grange said.last_img read more

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