A picture taken on January 12, 2012, shows the weight room at the Kirsha Training Facilities complex in Donetsk where the French national football team will be based for the Euro 2012 football championships. The facilities were built for local club side Shakhtar Donetsk. AFP PHOTO/ ALEXANDER KHUDOTEPLY (Photo credit should read Alexander KHUDOTEPLY/AFP/Getty Images) In the last couple of decades the health and fitness industry has grown exponentially to become one of the UK’s most resilient business sectors, and despite the down turn experienced by many other industries in the last three or four years, health and fitness is still worth an estimated £3.8 billion to the UK economy[i]. It would seem that no matter how bad the economy gets, people still want to stay fit and healthy.Some people train to become fitness instructors upon leaving school or college, while other people come to the profession later in life, having decided it’s time for a complete change of direction. Whichever bracket you fall into, it’s important that you choose the right personal trainer courses and only opt for courses that are fully accredited by the Register of Exercise Professionals, such as The Training Room.Level 2 & 3The first step to becoming a personal trainer is the completion of a Level 2 Gym Instructor Course. All reputable personal training courses will ask to see this certificate before they accept you on to the course and if they don’t, be very wary of handing over any money to them. Once you have completed your Level 2 course then you can move on to Level 3 which is the level awarded by personal training coursesIn recent years the industry has become extremely competitive so it’s important to have a clear plan of where you want to go with your qualification once you receive it. . Having a few extra strings to your bow such as spinning may also mean you are much more employable and this will help you get the experience you need in a gym before you can set out on your own with your own personal training business or seek a job in a gym or health club. If you think you would like to specialise in a particular area, such as weight loss or sports nutrition then it’s worth doing plenty of research to find personal training courses that suit your needs. After all, if you’re going to commit time and money to your new venture, it’s worth ensuring you sign up to the course that’s just right for you.Training around your own timeIf you’ve decided to become a personal trainer it might be difficult to drop all your existing work commitments and dedicate all your time to training for your new career. However, if you are able to do this you can gain personal training qualifications from the Training Room’s full-time course in just six weeks. If your existing work commitments dictate your free time, you can still set yourself up to achieve your new goals with the Training Room’s part-time courses, typically taking students between six and nine months to complete. You could also take advantage of their innovative e-learning platform enabling you to train from the comfort of your own home.Whatever, your personal training goals; to succeed it’s vital to choose the right personal trainer course for you as well as for your potential clients. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! TAGSChristmasChristmas BazaarFirst United Methodist Church Previous articleApopka’s Electronic Locksmith named a company to watchNext articleUpdating Breaking News: South Apopka man dies in overnight shooting Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter From the First United Methodist Church of ApopkaAn Annual Christmas Bazaar, “THIS IS CHRISTMAS”, will be held at the First United Methodist Church fellowship hall in Apopka, November 3rd from 8:30 am to 3:00 p.m.Each year the Bazaar ladies spend every Monday in the Bazaar room creating all sorts of Christmas items to sell at the Bazaar. The 25+ Christmas trees will be loaded with handmade ornaments, angels, snowmen, purses, baby gifts and baked goods. Handmade Christmas wreaths, centerpieces and wall hangings will be on display. Apple fritters, coffee and juice will be available in the morning and lunch will be served by the Bazaar ladies.There will be a Silent Auction of unusual and interesting items. There will be a raffle for a handmade quilt (Queen/King), gift certificates from Beef ‘O’ Brady, a Mary Kay gift basket and a potted plant. Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. All proceeds from the silent auction go to the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home in Enterprise, FL. In the hallway, there will be an upscale furniture and rummage boutique.You will find everything from a handmade Christmas ornament to a large piece of furniture. Mark your calendars and come to the Bazaar for a fun filled day of early Christmas shopping.
Israel Houses Area: 300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: “COPY” “COPY” Architects: Pitsou Kedem Architects Area Area of this architecture project 2017 Pavilion House / Pitsou Kedem ArchitectsSave this projectSavePavilion House / Pitsou Kedem Architects Manufacturers: Bulthaup, MDF Italia, Minotti, MorosoSave this picture!© Amit GeronRecommended ProductsDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. Although from afar it seems one-leveled, this house – which sits on a platform that rises 60cm above ground level – has another level dug underground.Save this picture!© Amit GeronIts structure resembles a tent on stilts – eight frames of steel poles and beams, set in two-meter intervals, hold the concrete ceiling and frame the central space, reaching 3.85m high. Around the layout of poles and beams the house is enveloped with wide windows held in place with a surrounding steel beam (in which various systems are concealed). A ribbon window situated above the beam makes the ceiling seem to float (another ribbon window, set in the gap between the platform and the house, illuminates the basement). More natural light enters through a rectangular internal courtyard at the heart of the house, completely open to the sky and surrounded with glass walls that allow sunlight to reach the basement floor.Save this picture!© Amit GeronSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Amit GeronSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Amit GeronThis abundance of natural light is framed with four thick walls, one on each facade – that delineate the house’s different areas (the entrance wall, the living room wall, or the main bedroom). These walls are covered in a thin layer of slate planks placed one slightly overlapping the other. This arrangement of planks sets the tone of the house’s overall design – the window openings in the walls, the texture of the internal walls and the carpentry items, the flooring slabs and the garden planters.Save this picture!© Amit GeronProject gallerySee allShow lessHartford Architecture Students Win Urban Sustainability Competition Through “Live, W…ArticlesVillage Center in Sanhe / Wall Architects of XAUATSelected Projects Share Pavilion House / Pitsou Kedem Architects Photographs ArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/904261/pavilion-house-irene-goldberg-plus-pitsou-kedem-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Amit Geron+ 27Curated by María Francisca González Share CopyHouses•Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/904261/pavilion-house-irene-goldberg-plus-pitsou-kedem-architects Clipboard Photographs: Amit Geron Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officePitsou Kedem ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsGlassSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn InstagramTel Aviv-YafoIsraelPublished on November 06, 2018Cite: “Pavilion House / Pitsou Kedem Architects” 06 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Disability funds offered by Dormant Accounts AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 October 2006 | News 21 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Dormant Accounts Fund in Ireland is offering ‚€13.5 million in grants to support groups working with people with a disability. This is the latest in a series of application calls by the Fund which will distribute ‚€60 million in 2006. Locally based community and voluntary groups are eligible to apply for the following types of projects:— Small scale building and building enhancement projects in existing residential care units for people with disabilities; — Provision of residential houses/units which allow for the transition of people with disabilities from residential care settings to community based housing; — Aids and appliances for people with physical and sensory disabilities who are non-medical card holders. — Grants for accessible transport to provide first time or enhanced access to disability day services / community services for People with Disabilities in rural and isolated areas. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Ireland Applications are also invited from eligible groups for the following two measures for which both REVENUE and CAPITAL funding is available:— Projects which enable people with profound disabilities to attend and/or participate in special sporting events; — Projects to support persons with a disability who present with severely challenging behaviour.The closing date for applications is 1st December and details are on www.pobal.ie
News October 11, 2019 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF_en Journalist shot dead amid anti-government protests in Haiti Violence against the press in Haiti: RSF and CPJ write to Minister of Justice November 14, 2019 Find out more Another journalist murdered in Haiti News Organisation Haiti will tomorrow mark the first anniversary of the “35 seconds” that devastated Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas and caused some 300,000 deaths. Today reconstruction is more of a hope or a prayer than a reality, contrasting with the international community’s mobilization immediately after the earthquake and the massive NGO presence.“Goudou Goudou, reconstruction’s ignored voices,” a web-documentary by Benoît Cassegrain and Giordano Cossu of the NGO Solidar’IT, will be screened tomorrow on the Radio France Internationale website with Reporters Without Borders’ support. It shows the Haitian tragedy through the experiences of five radio journalists. “A year later, it is as if the earthquake happened yesterday,” one of them says.Watch the preview (in French)Goudou Goudou, les voix ignorées de la reconstruction -Haitienvoyé par AsianProjekt. – Evadez-vous en vidéo.Haiti’s earthquake highlighted the importance of the role the media play in a humanitarian disaster. Not only as news sources but also as vehicles for rallying and uniting the population. Examples of this were given by Signal FM, the only radio station still operational immediately after the earthquake, and Caraïbes FM, a radio station that resumed operating in the street, in close proximity to its listeners, very soon afterwards. The 17 radio stations in Petit-Goâve (a town to the west of the capital that was also badly damaged), which formed a coalition to provide special programmes about the earthquake, are another example.Media Operations Centre’s successReporters Without Borders decided to contribute to reconstruction by opening a Media Operations Centre for journalists who had been left without any means of working. Installed with technical help from the Canadian company Quebecor, the centre was inaugurated on 19 January 2010 by culture and communication minister Marie-Laurence Josselyn-Lassègue. It is currently being run by our correspondent in Haiti, Claude Gilles, a reporter who used to work with the daily Le Nouvelliste.Located in the Port-au-Prince neighbourhood of Bourdon and equipped with a dozen computer workstations, WiFi and other communications equipment, the centre has been used by more than 4,500 people in the past year. Its users have included reporters, photographers, graphic designers, other media workers, trainers and representatives of humanitarian NGOs.As well as providing technical support, the centre also serves as place for meetings, debates and training. It hosted a total of 41 meetings, 19 training sessions, and eight news conferences during its first year. Canal France International, AFP’s Entreprise Foundation and Internews organised most of these workshops. In all, representatives from around 30 NGOs and international organizations – including Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC), International Media Support, Oxfam, the Red Cross, UNICEF, UNESCO and UNDP – are regularly seen at the centre. Thanks to the supports of its main donors – Fondation de France, the Roland-Berger Foundation (Germany) and the Centre de la francophonie des Amériques (Canada) – it will continue operating until the end of 2011.Rebuilding Half of Port-au-Prince’s radio stations (25 of a total of about 50) were able to resume broadcasting within a month of the earthquake, thanks above all to help from Radio France. Virtually all of the capital’s radio and TV stations are now working again but many of them are handicapped by the same lack of resources from which they already suffered before the quake.The 2 million dollars in reconstruction assistance that the Haitian government promised for the Haitian news media has so far been disbursed to only about 30 media in the capital, which have each received sums ranging from 5,000 to 25,000 dollars. The provincial media – especially those in the four worst-hit provincial towns, Jacmel, Léogâne, Grand-Goâve et Petit-Goâve – are still waiting. The culture and communication ministry has promised to disburse their subsidies in the next five months. It was originally envisaged that the media would in return undertake to broadcast public service programmes at 50 per cent of the usually tariff for government announcements, but so far no media have been asked to sign a contract to this effect.As regards the print media, Le Nouvelliste managed to resume publishing on a daily basis in April. The capital’s other daily, Le Matin, has not had the same success. It has had to lay off half of its staff and is currently being published as a weekly, with the printing being done in the neighbouring Dominican Republic. The lack of training that many Haitian journalists suffer from and the glaring inequality in resources between the various media have a major impact on the quality and diversity of news and information available to Haitians, to which much of the population anyway has little or no access.Many of the displaced persons are in this situation and it was to address their needs that Gotson Pierre of the Médialternatif group created a mobile “Télé-Centre” equipped with an Internet café and a mobile mini-studio in June. Supported by UNESCO and Reporters Without Borders, this original “Télé-Centre” visits about a dozen of the capital’s camps for displaced persons, to which around a thousand refugees from the countryside flock every day.One of the crucial challenges this year will be to provide all those who are the victims not only of the earthquake but also of tropical storms and a cholera epidemic with the possibility of both receiving and imparting news and information.More than the media, it is journalism itself that now needs to be reinvented in post-quake Haiti, amid the mourning for the 40 journalists who died or disappeared in the rubble. Reporters Without Borders salutes their memory and the memory of Jean Dominique and Brignol Lindor, two radio journalists murdered in 2000 and 2001 respectively.Has the earthquake dashed any remaining hopes for the struggle against impunity? Everything will depend on the winner of the second round of the presidential election, due to be held in February. Hopefully it will not be as chaotic as the first round.Media Operations Centre8A rue Butte, Bourdon, Port-au-Prince+1 514 664 86 95With the support of News Follow the news on Haïti to go further HaïtiAmericas HaïtiAmericas January 11, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Revival of journalism lags behind media reconstruction News Receive email alerts June 11, 2019 Find out more
March 12, 2021 Find out more China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes RSF_en Guo Qizhen, a cyber-dissident who was arrested on 12 May 2006 and was sentenced to four years in jail for “inciting subversion of state authority,” was beaten by fellow-inmates in his cell in Shijiazhuang prison (in the northern province of Hebei) at the behest of the prison’s guards. His wife said she found him covered with bruises when she was finally able to visit him on 18 June, after two months of being refused permission by the prison authorities.Guo had a broken leg at the time of his arrest and has not received adequate treatment in prison. His health had deteriorated considerably.—————–Four-year jail sentence against cyber-dissident Guo QizhenReporters Without Borders has condemned a four-year jail sentence handed down to cyber-dissident Guo Qizhen, a human rights activist, after he was found guilty of “incitement to subversion”, the eighth such conviction against a journalist or cyber-dissident this year. Guo, 49, was sentenced on 16 October 2006 for having posted articles on foreign-based websites denouncing the government’s crackdown on fundamental freedoms.“President Hu Jintao is following as repressive a policy against the Internet as his predecessor Jiang Zemin,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “China is today fully integrated into the consultations of nations but this country does not respect the international promises it makes relating to respecting human rights and freedom of expression,” said the organisation.Guo’s lawyer, Li Jianqiang, said that the court in Cangzhou in Hebei province, central China had also deprived his client of his political rights for three years. He added that Guo had been allowed to speak at length during the hearing and he even voiced his confidence in the court which was trying him.His wife, Zhao Changqing, told Reuters that her husband’s conviction was illegal and that she would appeal.Among a large number of articles critical of the government which Guo posted on foreign-based sites, was one in which he said it was time for the Chinese people to “sound the knell of this dire regime”. His arrest, on 12 May 2006, appeared to be linked to his joining a “rotating” hunger strike started by lawyer Gao Zhisheng to protest at human rights violations in China.China is by far the world’s largest prison for journalists and cyber-dissidents, with 72 such people in its jails. Eight of them have been sentenced during 2006 to up to ten years in prison for “espionage” or “subversion”. Help by sharing this information ChinaAsia – Pacific Follow the news on China April 27, 2021 Find out more China’s Cyber Censorship Figures Receive email alerts Organisation July 9, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cyber-dissident Guo Qizhen beaten in prison by inmates at behest of guards ChinaAsia – Pacific to go further News News News June 2, 2021 Find out more
Creamy Fruit SaladSummer Spaghetti SaladUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay A day to honor when Texas slaves finally learned of their emancipation. Country crooner featured at Rolling 7’s He followed up with “Doin’ It Big Time” and charted several radio hits including “That L’argent,” an English and Creole dance tune about the pitfalls of money.Over the years, Lil Nate has opened up concerts for many national recording artists such as Keith Sweat, Tank, New Edition, Dru Hill and others.The following events have been scheduled at Woodson Park (unless otherwise stated).June 15: 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., “Blues” by DJ Blue Boy and DJ B. Reed at the Main Stage; 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., 38th annual Danny R. Wright Basketball Tournament and the Boys & Girls High School and Youth Divisions Basketball Tournament at the Odessa College Sports Center, 201 W. University Blvd.; 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Annual Juneteenth Pageant at Blackshear Elementary Auditorium, 501 S. Dixie Blvd.; 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Annual Welcome Program at the Main Stage; 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., performance by saxophonist Chris Mitchell at the Main Stage; 10:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., performance by N’Tense featuring Sean G. at the Main Stage; Youth Dance (south end of park).June 16: 9 a.m. to noon, Youth in the Park (games) at the North Pavilion; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., 38th annual Danny R. Wright Basketball Tournament and the Boys & Girls High School and Youth Divisions Basketball Tournament at the Odessa College Sports Center; noon to 1:30 p.m., Annual Juneteenth Cookout (bring lawn chairs); 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., “Blues” by DJ Blue Boy and DJ B. Reed at the Main Stage; 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., parade line up (no entry fee) at the intersection of Odessa Street and South Dixie Boulevard; 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., 2018 Juneteenth Parade (Route: North on Dixie Boulevard to Murphy Street, turn right on Murphy Street and go east to Barrett Dive and disband.); 9 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., parade winners announced at the Main Stage (first place, $300; second place, $200; third place, $100); 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., performance by Lil’ Nathan and The Zydeco Big Timer Band at the Main Stage; Youth Dance (south end of park).June 17: 1 p.m., Age 35 & Older Legends Basketball Tournament at the Woodson Boys & Girls Club, 1037 E. Murphy St.; 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sewell Gospel Celebration at Blackshear Auditorium; 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Clean Comedy Clinic, Inc. presents Sister Cantaloupe at Blackshear Auditorium; 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., “Blues” by DJ Blue Boy and DJ B. Reed at the Main Stage; 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., performances by local rappers at the Main Stage; Youth Dance (south end of park).June 19: 9 a.m. to noon, Youth in the Park (games) at the North Pavilion; noon to 1:30 p.m., Annual Juneteenth Picnic (bring lawn chairs); noon to 4 p.m., Health Fair at the Main Stage; 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Shout Cheerleading at the Main Stage; 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., performance by Mark Lyon’s True to Soul Band at the Main Stage.There will be more than 25 food vendors available at the park throughout the weekend.In preparation of the event, t-shirts will be sold from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today through Saturday at Woodson Park. Prices range from $15 to $18, depending on size.For more information, call 305-0369 or visit www.odessabcc.org.If You Go What is Juneteenth? 1 of 2 Twitter Local NewsEntertainment Lil Nate headlines Juneteenth Herbert Ruby-Moore, left, and Randall Williams setup Sassy Sensations booth at last year’s Juneteenth celebration at Woodson Park. A number of musical talents will help Odessans celebrate 2018’s Juneteenth Celebration scheduled June 15-19. Pinterest Home Local News Entertainment Lil Nate headlines Juneteenth Supreme Swing Dance’s Vanessa Powell, center, helps teach line dance at Terry Tucker’s workshop for the Juneteenth celebration last year at Woodson Park. 2018’s Juneteenth Celebration is scheduled to begin 3 p.m. June 15 and continues through June 19. Erica Lane part of Fandango celebration Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Pinterest Herbert Ruby-Moore, left, and Randall Williams setup Sassy Sensations booth at last year’s Juneteenth celebration at Woodson Park. A number of musical talents will help Odessans celebrate 2018’s Juneteenth Celebration scheduled June 15-19. WhatsApp Previous articleOne injured in three-vehicle crashNext articleNICU Birthday Party admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR What: Lil Nate and the Zydeco Big Timers Band in concert.When: 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. June 16.Where: Woodson Park’s Main Stage.Tickets: visit Odessa.bcc.org for a full schedule of events. Midessa Music Fest is in July By admin – June 1, 2018 Black Cultural Council of OdessaLil NateA number of musical talents will help Odessans celebrate 2018’s Juneteenth Celebration scheduled June 15-19 at Woodson Park, 1020 E. Murphy St.Sponsored by the Black Cultural Council of Odessa (BCCO) the event celebrates the annual “Celebration of Freedom,” which is the day when Texas slaves finally learned of their emancipation.Headlining the Saturday night 9:30 p.m. show is Lil Nate and the Zydeco Big Timers Band.His website (nathanwilliamsjr.com) details his rise in the Zydeco world. In 2002, at age 14, Lil Nate was a freshman at Lafayette’s Northside High School when he recorded his first studio album project with the Big Timers, “Zydeco Ballin.”
Newsx Adverts Political reaction to PSNI Bloody Sunday investigation Twitter Facebook Pinterest Facebook Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApp Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Previous articleDonegal coast facing worst case of Red Tide for seven yearsNext articleJudge refuses to hear defamation case until defendant has representation News Highland By News Highland – July 6, 2012 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR There’s been a broad political welcome in Derry to the announcemrnt that the PSNI is preparing to launch a murder inquiry into the deaths of 13 eople on Bloody Sunday.It follows of a review of the findings of the Saville inquiry which found that none of those killed by British soldiers in Derry in January 1972 were armed.The Police Service of Northern Ireland has cautioned that its murder investigation could take four years to complete.There has been criticism of the decision – Ulster Unionist Justice Spokesperson Tom Elliot said this will assist republicans in promoting their fantasy of a ‘just war’, and will cause great hurt once again to the victims and families of victims of atrocities such as Bloody Friday, La Mon and Enniskillen. Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey
WhatsApp WhatsApp Over 50% of court fines issued in Donegal go unpaid Facebook Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest By News Highland – November 5, 2020 Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Previous articleChief Superintendent issues statement on recent Derry alertsNext articleNI Executive to review four-week circuit breaker lockdown News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ Google+ Twitter Just over 50% of court fines issued in Donegal last year were not paid, according to figures released by the Courts Service.In 2019, 1,283 fines were given out by judges in district courts across the county, totalling just over €378,000. However, only 652 have been paid, leaving just over €191,000 outstanding.157 fines were issued in Ballyshannon, 56% of which were paid, 668 fines were issued in Letterkenny, 54% of which were paid, while Donegal Town courthouse saw 108 fines issued, 53% of which were paid.Of 56 fines issued in Dungloe, 48% were paid, Buncrana saw 110 fines, 45% of which were paid, while of 19 fines issued in Glenties, 37% were paid.99 fines were issued in Carndonagh, 34% of which were paid, while Falcarragh saw 28 fines issued, with the county’s lowest payment rate of 32%. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic
Courtesy Jamal Hinton(PHOENIX) — The Arizona grandmother who accidentally invited a teen to her Thanksgiving dinner — thinking it was her grandson — celebrated the holiday with that same teen again this year, for the third year in a row.The sweet holiday tradition began in 2016 when Wanda Dench, now 61, sent Jamal Hinton, now 19, a text asking if he and his girlfriend were coming to Thanksgiving dinner this year.“Let me know if you are coming,” the text to Hinton read. “Hope to see you all.”Hinton responded by asking for a photo to confirm if it was his own grandmother behind the text. The picture came in of a woman with blonde hair and glasses — not Hinton’s grandma.“You not my grandma,” Hinton wrote in the text exchange, with a laughing emoji. “Can I still get a plate tho?”When Dench responded with an “Of course you can,” Hinton showed up, and the strangers quickly became fast friends, spending their third holiday together this year.This year, Hinton posted a video on YouTube, documenting his very special holiday dinner.“Gaining a new grandma, I thought maybe I’d gain one getting married, but as a friend, it’s great,” he told local CBS affiliate KPHO-TV.In the video posted on YouTube of their dinner, Dench said “strangers were not strangers to me.”“I grew up in the military my dad was in the Navy and my husband … was in the Army and we moved around a lot so I was always going to new places,” she said. “And so strangers were not strangers to me.”“Family is more than blood,” she added. “It’s the people you want to be with.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.