first_img20 of the top UK Inbound Buyers who arrived in Ireland yesterday where Fáilte Ireland showcased Donegal to a group enjoing the Wild Atlantic way at Horn Head. Photo- Clive WassonFáilte Ireland are showcasing Donegal to a group of 20 top UK Inbound Buyers who arrived in Ireland yesterday.The group will take part in the second workshop in a series of six Fáilte Ireland Autumn Sales Workshops, designed to allow Irish tourism businesses to pitch to overseas operators encouraging them to sell Ireland to their customers next year.To further showcase Ireland, and build new and incremental business by encouraging these operators to put Ireland into their future plans, Fáilte Ireland have put together a customised itinerary allowing the travelling agents to get a first-hand experience of all that Ireland has to offer before the workshop next week – including Donegal. Among the highlights which the group will experience in Donegal includes meeting with guide, Iain Miller, of Unique Ascent, an experienced mountaineer with over 25 years’ experience as a mountaineer and rock climber.Iain has an extensive and unique knowledge of rural, upland and coastal Donegal and will bring the group on a guided walk along the Wild Atlantic Way to view sea stacks, sea cliffs and rock faces.Following an active afternoon the group will enjoy dinner and overnight at the Mill Park Hotel in Donegal Town and go on a site visit to Harvey’s Point in the lovely Lough Eske on Monday.It’s then on to Sligo to visit Yeats Grave and the group will take in part of Ireland’s Ancient East in Strokestown Park, Co Roscommon, Belvedere House & Gardens, Co Westmeath, and turf cutting at Lullymore Heritage Park, Co Kildare. These specialised workshops, which are organised by Fáilte Ireland in conjunction with Tourism Ireland, focus on target markets considered as areas of potential growth for Ireland.Speaking today, Ciara Sugrue, Head of Publicity, Trade and Promotions, Fáilte Ireland said: “We are delighted to be welcoming these UK Inbound Buyers to Ireland and know they will enjoy their visit to Donegal along the Wild Atlantic Way.“These top UK buyers have the capacity to deliver significant amounts of visitors to Donegal and their presence is a testimony to Ireland’s appeal as a destination. As they start planning for their 2016 season and beyond we hope that their time spent in Ireland proves to be fruitful for local businesses.”“Even though our key markets are delivering extra visitors and revenue for 2015, we must not become complacent and these workshops remain a key element in continuing to drive more visitors to Ireland in the months and years to come.TOP UK TOURIST PROMOTORS VISITING DONEGAL was last modified: October 5th, 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:donegaltourismUK promotorsWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more


first_imgMilford GAA notes*Donegal Tickets*Tickets for the Donegal game on the 9th August must be ordered before 12pm on Wednesday 30th July. Orders should be placed with Joe McNulty (086-8547114) or Kathleen Friel (087-6506101) before this date *Senior Ladies – Championship*St Eunans 2-8 CLG BnaG 3-6Our Senior Ladies had a magnificent win over St Eunans on Sunday in the Preliminary Round of the Senior Championship. They turned around a three point deficit at half time to win by a point and they now advance to the Semi Final stage. *Senior Ladies*Moville v CLG BnaGMoville, Sunday @ 11amAfter last weeks superb victory over St Eunans in the Senior Championship Preliminary Round the Ladies are back in league action this Sunday away to Moville. Throw in time in Moville is 11am.*U21 Championship Draw*Our U21s have been drawn away to St Nauls in the first round of the Championship and if successful will take on the winners of Killybegs and Bundoran. Time and dates for the fixtures have yet to be announced. The draw in full is: Killybegs or Bundoran v St Nauls or CLG BnaGTermon or Convoy v Naomh Colmcille or Naomh Brid*U16s*Glenfin v CLG BnaG Glenfin, Friday @ 6.30pmOur U16s play Glenfin in the Semi Final of the Division 3 League in Glenfin on Friday. Throw in is at 6.30pm and all support would be greatly appreciated. Players bus will be leaving the Health Centre in Milford at 4.45pm and stopping at Whoriskeys of Ramelton at 5pm.*U16 Girls*Gaeil Fhánada Clg v CLG BnaGFanad, Tonight @ 7pmOur U16 Ladies make the short trip to Fanad this evening (Tuesday) to take on Fanad Gaels. Throw in is at 7pm and all support would be greatly appreciated.*Training Schedules*Seniors/Reserves/U21s/Minors: Mon (8.30pm @ Crossfit LK), Tuesday & Thursday (7pm @ Pitch)Senior Ladies: (@ Pitch): Wednesday (7pm), Saturday (10am)Minors: (@ Pitch) Wednesday (4.30pm)G4M&O: (@ Pitch): Mondays (8pm)U16s: (@ Pitch): Mondays (6.30pm), Wednesdays (6.30pm)U14s: (@ Pitch): Tuesday (4.15pm), Friday (4.15pm)U12s: (@ Pitch) Thursdays (6pm)U12s (Mixed): (@ Pitch) Thursdays (6pm)Gaelic4Girls: (@ Pitch) Fridays (6pm)U10s: (@ Pitch): Fridays (7pm)U8s: (@ Pitch): Fridays (6pm)*Underage Coaching*Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169*2014 Membership*Club membership will be soon due for the 2014 year. Please be aware that Donegal tickets will only be sourced for paid up members of the Club. The rates remain unchanged from 2013:Family – €50Senior – €20U18 – €10Alternatively you can subscribe to the Club Lotto Database. For €17 a month you will receive:– Full Family membership– Entered into every weekly Lotto draw– Automatically in a Christmas Hamper Draw (For subscribers only)– 11 free weeks entry into the lottoFor more information contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 2-12-16-23. No jackpot winner, 6 match 3 winners win €15 each. Ger Hardiman, Jimmy Friel, Seamus Ward, Josephine Burke, Luke White and H & R Graham. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,120.*Lotto Database*Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2014 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:– Full family membership for 2014 included– Entered into every draw evey week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw*Lucozade Sports Club Crusade*Thank you to all who helped with this years bottle cap collection, your support was much appreciated and we would ask that everyone continues to collect their bottle caps for next years collection.*Child Protection & ASAP Policies*CLG BnaG Child Protection and Welfare Policy & Procedures and CLG BnaG Alcohol and Substance Abuse (ASAP) prevention Policy information sessions have been held for all members of the club executive and all those involved with underage teams. There will be further information sessions for underage members and their parents/guardians following the next registration in 2014. Please visit the ‘downloads’ section of our website ( and view the policy for yourself. If anyone has any queries or concerns or comments please contact the club Children’s Officer Marian McNulty at 086/8506405 or [email protected]*Volunteers Needed for Sub-Committees*CLG BnaG is currently in the process of creating Sub-Committees to help implement and achieve the targets of a 5 year plan. If you feel you can contribute to the running of the Club in any small way, either in time or in ideas, please contact [email protected], 0863400082 or send a PM. The Sub-Committees are as follows:FinanceUnderage Games DevelopmentAdult Games DevelopmentClub AdministrationClub FacilitiesPR, Communication & Culture*Lotto Sellers Required*The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Evolution Fitness*All paid up club members will now be able to avail of a €10 discount on 3 month membership. Normal 3 month membership is €80 but will be available to members for €70. If interested contact Jack Duddy at Evolution Fitness beside the mart in Milford*Contact Us*For all information and queries contact [email protected], follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on or see our website*Milford GAA Club Gear*Club gear is now available to order. Anyone who has ordered club gear but yet received it are to contact either Aidan or Barry. The range of club gear includes Hoodies, Tracksuits tops, Windcheaters, hats, navy polo shirts, white polo shirts, and t-shirts. There is some lovely gear available at very reasonable prices and photos are available to view on the club Facebook page. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan on 086-8194751.GAA NEWS: MILFORD TAKING ORDERS FOR ALL-IRELAND QUARTER FINAL TICKETS was last modified: July 29th, 2014 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:Milford GAA noteslast_img read more

Ancelotti faces Bayern board amid sack reports

first_imgCarlo Ancelotti Ancelotti risks sacking and faces crisis talks with Bayern board following PSG humiliation Joe Wright Last updated 2 years ago 20:01 28/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(10) Carlo Ancelotti Getty Carlo Ancelotti Bayern München PSG v Bayern München Hertha BSC v Bayern München PSG UEFA Champions League Bundesliga The coach has come under scrutiny after his side were humbled 3-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday Under-fire Carlo Ancelotti is at risk of being sacked and has been summoned for crisis talks by the Bayern Munich board following Wednesday’s 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain .Ancelotti will have to explain his team selection and tactics to president Uli Hoeness and chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in the wake of the Champions League loss.Bayern 13/2 to win CL with dabblebet Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. The decision to leave Arjen Robben, Franck Ribery and Mats Hummels on the bench and Jerome Boateng out of the squad, despite no indication of any injury problems, prompted criticism of the coach.German media outlet Sport Bild claim that they could sack the former Chelsea and Real Madrid head coach as a result of recent results and performances, although Goal understands that nothing has been decided ahead of Thursday’s meeting.Arjen Robben Bayern MunichThe Bundesliga champions were dispatched by a ruthless PSG counter-attack at Parc des Princes, with Dani Alves, Edinson Cavani and Neymar on the scoresheet.It was Bayern’s second defeat of the season, following a 2-0 loss at Hoffenheim, and came in a week in which they surrendered a 2-0 lead over Wolfsburg to draw 2-2 at the Allianz Arena.And Ancelotti will face questions from the higher-ups over the lack of development in the squad as they sit three points behind Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga table.PSG Bayern UEFA Champions League 27092017Speaking after Tuesday’s defeat, Robben refused to say if the coach still had the support of his players, claiming any comments he made would be “one word too many” .”I will not answer that,” he said. “It was a painful defeat, we can talk about this. When it is a game as big as this, you never want to lose.”According to German outlet Kicker, Bayern players are assuming that Ancelotti will lose his job ahead of their clash with Hertha Berlin on Sunday.Rummenigge hinted at possible repercussions for the PSG result, saying: “It’s a loss we have to talk about, we have to analyse.”I think what we saw was not Bayern Munich. I think we all agree on that. Then there is nothing to misunderstand or to interpret wrong.”last_img read more

APTN News Sunday Healing by the Sacred Fire

first_img(A late afternoon sun shines down on the common grounds in Maliotenam. Photo: Tom Fennario/APTN)Tom Fennario APTN News SundayIn the centre of the teepee, a Sacred Fire burns.Some cedar is thrown on and the flames that leap out light the face of a middle-aged woman who is crying.She speaks Innu to the 20 people packed in around her.At one point, the French word for suicide is spoken.“There’s not really a word for suicide in Innu,” says Pepameshke Maikan, an Innu elder who is a part of the medicine society.“We can say ‘take one’s life’ but for many years suicide has been a taboo topic. In the old days there used to not be any suicide.”(Sacred Fire Keeper Pepameshke Maikan. Photo: Tom Fennario/APTN)Maikan is one of the people in charge of the sacred fire that is burning just outside the hearings for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Women and Girls (MMIWG) in Maliotenam First Nation.He is here to perform healing ceremonies for anyone who so requires it.On this morning, he uses a feather fan to push the smoke of the sacred fire towards the crying woman, who wails in pain.“It’s a way to purify and to put some of that medicine inside of her,” Maikan explains“The smoke comes from a sacred fire, and medicine has been burned inside of the fire.”Maikan gently taps the crying woman with his feather fan until her sobbing subsides.“Kuei,” he says to her, the Innu word for hello, and suddenly she laughs.The tension in the teepee dissipates for the moment.But judging from just a fraction of the 60 truths heard at the MMIWG hearings this week, there’s a lot more healing that needs to be done.* * *“I can tell you about women who have been raped, but it’s taboo. Women who have been raped and experienced incest,” testified Jeanette Pilot, an Innu woman from Uashat.“At 25 years old I found my boyfriend hanging, he sent me off on an errand and when I came back he was hanging,” testified Jenny Régis, also from Uashat.“We’ve had several suicides in the community, and most those happen when people experience sexual assault,” testified Lise Jourdain of Maliotenam.“Everybody is aware here of what goes on in our community, everybody knows that there has been a complaint against our chief for sexual misconduct, nobody should hide that.”The chief in question is Mike McKenzie, who has refused to step down from his duties while he awaits the verdict in his trial for three counts of sexually assaulting a minor.He declined to speak to APTN News for this story.“I would like to convey a message to my community, to all the men of my community,” Jourdain said near the conclusion of her testimony“Do something. By the grace of God, do something. When women meet up, and we try to work on the healing, men don’t come. Men don’t show up.”* * *The next day at the sacred fire, Lucien St-Onge of Maliotenam nods when he has Jourdain’s call for action repeated to him.“There’s a women’s shelter here, but eventually they go back to the men that abuse them and the circle begins again. It’s pointless if they’re just going to go back to the same bad situation.“We need a centre for men too, and not just for them to go be by themselves and be miserable, but a centre where men can go with their families to get well, get better together,” says St-Onge.Gaëtan Régis is also sitting by the sacred fire.He says the solution isn’t to be found so much in the community as back out on the land.“A couple of years ago we brought some [high school] dropouts out on to the land to live traditionally during salmon season. You could see how it helped them, how they absorbed it, how the land heals.”Nitassinan is what the Innu call their vast territory which stretches across the north shore region of Quebec, hugging the coastline along the Gulf of the St.Lawrence before shooting up north into parts of Labrador.Ten communities dot the rolling landscape, the biggest of which (with a combined population of nearly 3,000) are the sister communities of Uashat and Maliotenam, which sit about 15 km apart and are governed by the same band council.Uashat lies just adjacent to the city of Sept-Îles, while Maliotenam sits up on a hill not far from the river. Spoken of by elders around the sacred fire neither community seems to evoke much fondness.Maliotenam has the distinction of being a traditional summer settlement…but also hosted a residential school from 1952-1967.* * *The Innu word for thank you loosely translates as “I give you a goose”, which says a lot about their culture.They hunt caribou, trap small game, and many, due to their proximity to the vast St.Lawrence, are deft fisherman.Pepameshke Maikan, whose name translates as “travelling wolf”, says it was explained to him at a young age that the Innu weren’t meant to be settled into sedentary homes.“I remember when I was about ten years old my father brought me to a mountain where we could see our community,” Maikan explains while smoking tobacco in his pipe.“And he said, pointing at the cemetery ‘look, my bones will go there,’ and he turned to the west and he said ‘the bones of your grandparents are in the forest. Will you leave the bones of your grandparents?’ I said ‘never’.“It was then I became a land protector.”Maikain is in his 70’s now and has spent decades travelling the Innu communities speaking and performing healing ceremonies.“I used to ask myself if the job [of healing] is too immense, I asked my mother once, ‘what am I doing wrong?” and she said ‘nothing, all these things have happened, it’s going to take time, it’s going to take a lot of time, it’s not going to happen the day after tomorrow, with the wounds we have, with intergenerational trauma.”Maikan pauses, to smoke his pipe and reflect.“I’m proud of what’s happening here now in Uashat and Maliotenam, I see here there are people that follow their ceremonies, they have the knowledge to do so.“We have young people who are sun dancers, who are a part of the medicine society, who do the rain dance. Young people who work for healing,” he explains.“It’s like mushrooms, what we’re doing here is like throwing spores in the air.”* * *On the next day of hearings, the teepee is again packed.An Innu song is sung, another woman can be heard crying from the outside.At the end of the song, the drum is hit five times for each direction, 20 in total, as is the Innu tradition.By the time the last beat is played, the sobbing has faded.last_img read more

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Family Thanks Wilmington Police Fire As Kevin Burke

first_imgLeft to Right: Dave Bradbury, Bob Woods, Kevin Burke & Tom CeresLike 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… RelatedGoFundMe Page Set Up For Wilmington 21-Year-Old Severely Injured In AccidentIn “Community”POLICE LOG for August 2: Vehicle Damages Roadway; Police Called Over Suspicious BehaviorIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for June 19: Fire Dept. Delayed By Train When Responding To Crash; Duck Flew Into House; Turtle Stuck In PoolIn “Police Log” Dear Editor,On Wednesday, May 30, after 74 days at both Mass General Hospital and Spaulding Rehab, our gentle giant, Kevin Burke, has returned home.On Saturday, March 17, Kevin suffered a traumatic brain injury due to an ATV accident. With the immediate response from the Wilmington Fire Department and Wilmington Police Department and their incredible level of care, they were able to stabilize Kevin and transport him quickly to Mass General where he was in ICU and endured many surgeries to stabilize his brain injury.Upon leaving ICU at MGH, he was transported to Spaulding and received Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy and continually amazed everyone that worked with him daily.Thanks to the level of care he received by the WFD/WPD, MGH Neuro Team and Spaulding, Kevin returned home to this incredible community Wednesday seated in the front of Engine 3 with some firefighters that saved his life that March afternoon.We will forever be thankful for their services and the tremendous job they did for Kevin back in March and the Welcome Home they gave him. A special THANK YOU to Bob Woods and Tom Ceres from the WFD and Dave Bradbury from WPD, you certainly made Kevin’s day!Sincerely,Nancy SullivanPhoto & Video of Kevin returning home with some of the first responders who saved his life:last_img read more