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Letter from heartbroken family of Dawn Croke honours Dungloe community

first_imgA touching letter from the family of the late Dawn Croke has been released today, on what would have been her 33rd birthday.Ms Croke died in a tragic car accident on the grounds of St Crona’s National School in January this year.The beloved teacher and mum of two boys is dearly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. She was involved in many facets of local life and was a proud Dungloe Mary in 2008. On the occasion of her birthday, Rosses Community School has paid tribute to their former colleague by sharing a heartfelt letter.The letter was written by Dawn’s uncle Paul De hOra a month after her death to express gratitude to the ‘Family of Dungloe’ for their outstanding support and to celebrate her short but beautiful life.“She was pure joy, a light in every room and person’s life that she had ever entered,” Paul wrote.He highlighted the countless good deeds which neighbours, friends, students and strangers carried out in the wake of Dawn’s passing. He thanked those who went out of their way to accommodate visitors to Dungloe. He praised those who showed compassion, sympathy and respect to his family and described their actions as “a reflection of the true Christian spirit and good character of your Community.” Paul said: “You showed us all, I guess what it’s all about at the end of the day “Love”.“In our eyes, out of tragedy you showed your true colors, and a resounding belief in the importance of having good people in your life. Those people are You “the people of Dungloe.” You should be, you actually are deservedly the proudest community in the country. It would be more appropriate to refer to you as the Family of Dungloe,” he wrote.Paul told the people of Dungloe that Dawn’s family were humbled by their greatness: “What struck us while we were up here last month was the special way in which the community stepped in to rally around, support and buoy up their neighbours in their time of sorrow. It was a unique experience, something that seems to be lost in other parts of Ireland. It was something we have not seen in a long time. Anne, Tony and family are blessed to have you as an extended family.”Letter from heartbroken family of Dawn Croke honours Dungloe community was last modified: April 1st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Dawn Crokedungloerosses community schoollast_img read more


December 21, 2019 0

How Warriors reacted to Nipsey Hussle’s passing

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND — While a handful of Warriors’ players scrolled through their phones, Draymond Green bantered about Michigan State’s win over Duke in the Elite 8 on Sunday. Then, DeMarcus Cousins emerged suddenly out of the trainer’s room to alert his teammates about the news.Rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed on Sunday in South-Central Los Angeles just outside of …last_img read more


December 20, 2019 0

As road to Final 4 gets tougher, Knights confident of chances

first_img“It’s like David and Goliath,” compared Rey Nambatac, whose side will be underdog going into the tiff.The 23-year-old guard acknowledges the tall task Letran at hand, but he’s confident that the Knights can pull off the upset.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We’ll go through the eye of the needle again. But it’s a good thing that we’re used in this situation. It has happened to us numerous times before in my five years here and we’ll go through it again. But these hardships make our journey special if we can get through it,” he said.The Knights were on a receiving end of an 81-74 loss to the Red Lions in their first round clash, but with stakes at an all-time high, Nambatac believes that his side is more than just motivated. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City PVL: Arellano blanks Adamson, closes in on bronze LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Rey Nambatac. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLetran may have the inside track for the last Final Four spot in NCAA Season 93, but the path to the playoffs remains rocky as ever.And the Knights’ first stumbling block is no less than fierce rival San Beda on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax PLAY LIST 01:22Manila police chief: Cops tolerating illegal street vendors to get ax00:50Trending Articles03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo 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 Games View comments MOST READ “San Beda is a tough team, but everything is possible if we believe on each other,” he said. “Even though how strong the opponent is, we’ll play as a team and we’ll believe that we can beat them.”With Letran carrying an 8-8 card, all its hoping for is a sweep of its remaining games against San Beda and St. Benilde to clinch the last Final Four spot.A loss in one of its games, however, opens the possibility of a playoff between San Sebastian or Arellano if they all end the eliminations carrying identical 9-9 records.But coach Jeff Napa remains positive that the Knights will be able to achieve their set goals.“We’ll just make some adjustments. We’re confident and we still believe that since we built this team, we can go a long way,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more


November 30, 2019 0

Lady Bulldogs face reality after Lady Tamaraws loss

first_imgAll good things must come to an end, as old sayings say.ADVERTISEMENT AFP official booed out of forum Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coach’s choking gesture fires up Pons in win over NU Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo 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 City Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIEScenter_img Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus National University had its five-game winning streak cut when it lost to Far Eastern University Wednesday in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament and the team’s skipper said there’s nothing else they can do but move on.Jaja Santiago said they’re still a positive group despite the 25-22, 27-25, 25-13, 25-20 loss to Lady Tamaraws on Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We just have to move on, that’s the only thing we can do right now,” said Santiago in Filipino as her team dropped to 5-1. “Actually my teammates and I played well, but FEU just worked harder than us.”Santiago finished with 13 points, less than half of her 27.75 scoring average prior to their game against the Lady Bulldogs, but her team lacked the defensive abilities against the Lady Tamaraws’ charge. LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ NU allowed FEU to score 15 service aces and 47 kills, both higher than the Lady Bulldogs’ four aces and 41 scoring spikes.“We must win our next game, train, and face reality,” said Santiago. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa View commentslast_img read more


November 29, 2019 0

CMF INVESTS MORE THAN 62M IN 27 CANADIAN INNOVATIVE DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTIONS

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: Development support provides funding for the conceptualization of an eligible project or for the development of the creative and technical elements of an eligible project and the drafting of a product proposal for business development and financing purposes.Marketing supportThe CMF has contributed $2M in marketing support to eight interactive digital media projects, of which two are games, three rich interactive media applications and three software applications. Click here to access a list of projects and their description that received marketing support.Marketing support provides funding for the marketing and promotion of an eligible project such as the creation of national and international marketing campaigns, design costs, creation and market-testing of advertising, use of the Internet for promotion or transactions, and more.The CMF has contributed more than $77.5M in development and marketing support to 354 interactive digital media projects since the Experimental Stream was created in 2010.About the Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. Please visit cmf-fmc.ca. Toronto – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today an investment of more than $6.2M in development and marketing support to 27 innovative digital media projects as part of the 2017-2018 second round of funding of the Experimental Stream Innovation Program.Development supportA total of 19 Canadian companies received support totalling $4.2M to develop 12 games, five rich interactive media applications and two software applications. Click here to access a list of new projects that received development support. Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more


October 15, 2019 0

OSU Ice Rink to host Buckeyes CCHA bout

For Ohio State and rest of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association, the 42nd and final CCHA Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament will begin this weekend with first-round series at various campus sites. Western Michigan will look to defend its title, and the eventual champion will earn an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. Due to conference re-alignment across the college hockey landscape, the CCHA will disband at the end of postseason play. OSU is set to join the six-team Big Ten Ice Hockey Conference in its inaugural season. The fourth-place Buckeyes will enjoy a first-round bye as the field is narrowed from 11 teams to eight. OSU coach Mark Osiecki said the week off is nice to have with his squad’s recent injuries on the defensive end. Sophomore defenseman Al McLean and junior defenseman Curtis Gedig have missed a combined 10 games since Gedig left a contest against Notre Dame on Feb. 1 with a wrist injury. “It’s going to help us to have a week off to heal up, get (Gedig) a little bit more healthy, hopefully get Al McLean back, and see what we can do,” Osiecki said. OSU will return to action for a quarterfinal series with Ferris State on March 15. Game two will be played the following night, with game three on March 17 in the case of a split series. The winner will move on to play in the semifinals at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich., on March 23. Due to the Schottenstein Center’s hosting of the Ohio High School Athletic Association Girls Basketball State Tournament, the Buckeyes will face off with the Bulldogs at the OSU Ice Rink instead of their usual home rink. Despite the limited size of the building, which seats only about 1,000 people compared to the Schottenstein Center’s 17,500 seats, OSU’s coaching staff and players said they are excited to play playoff hockey in Columbus in front of their own fans. “I think home ice certainly is going to help us. It’s going to be interesting playing at the (OSU) Ice Rink,” Osiecki said. Sophomore forward Tanner Fritz said the venue might offer some features the spacious Schottenstein Center does not. “The atmosphere there will be crazy. I think there’ll be a lot of buzz around campus. I think it’ll be a lot of fun for us,” Fritz said. Fritz will look to energize the crowd with his offensive production. The Alberta, Canada, native led the CCHA in conference scoring with 34 points. The February Warrior CCHA Player of the Month was gracious of the support his team offered him throughout the season. “It’s a great accomplishment. I just have to thank the coaches, my teammates and especially my line mates for helping,” Fritz said of winning the league’s final scoring title. Even with the conference’s most dangerous offensive threat, OSU associate head coach Steve Rohlik said the team must continue to improve in practice over the next two weeks. “It’s playoff hockey time, so we’ve certainly got to get better,” Rohlik said. The Buckeyes are seeking their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2009 after their best regular season since finishing second in the CCHA in 2005. Game one of the quarterfinal series is set to begin at 7:05 p.m. on March 15. read more


September 28, 2019 0

Football Mike Weber searches to cement Ohio State legacy

Ohio State redshirt junior running back Mike Weber (25) runs the ball in the second quarter of the game against Indiana on Oct. 6. Ohio State won 49-26. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorMike Weber entered his Ohio State career having to fill some big shoes.Earning the starting running back job in 2016, his redshirt freshman season, with the departure of Ezekiel Elliott, Weber was filling in for a back who ran for more than 1,800 yards in consecutive seasons and went No. 4 in the NFL Draft.Three seasons later, and Weber, now a redshirt junior, is following in his predecessor’s footsteps, forgoing his final season of eligibility for the 2019 NFL Draft following the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1.But Weber will not leave the program the same way Elliott did before Weber ever played a snap.In Weber’s first season, he broke out for 1,096 yards and nine touchdowns, enough to help Ohio State reach the College Football Playoff for the second time.A hamstring injury to begin his redshirt sophomore season was enough to permanently change the outlook for Weber’s collegiate career.Weber missed the opening game against Indiana in 2017, allowing then-freshman running back J.K. Dobbins to earn the start and make an impact.And make an impact he did.Dobbins ran for 181 yards in the victory on 29 carries, enough to earn him a sizable role in the offense for the rest of the season. In 2017, Weber only earned more carries than Dobbins once, rushing 18 times for 82 yards against Nebraska.The running back duo continued to split carries this season, with Dobbins entering the Rose Bowl at 223 carries, and Weber with 157.Dobbins said he’s had no issue with the strategy.“I am not a selfish person. I am a team player first,” Dobbins said. “Whatever the team needs to do to win a game, that’s what we’re going to do. If it’s him getting 30 carries and I get five, and if we win, im fine with it.”Now, splitting carries or not, Weber is a game away from the end of his Ohio State career, and, unless he has the second-highest rushing game of his season, recording 162 yards against Michigan State on Nov. 11, he will end short of 1,000 rushing yards for the second straight year.Weber said he still believes he hasn’t reached his full potential, and that his season did not go exactly as planned.“I felt it was OK. Decent. I did what I could with the opportunities I had, and I just want to finish strong,” Weber said. “You start it, got to finish it.”Having to finish what he started is why Weber will still be playing in the Rose Bowl instead of following in cornerback Denzel Ward’s footsteps from a season ago.Ward decided to forgo the Cotton Bowl to avoid injuries heading into the draft. Defensive end Nick Bosa did the same by deciding to pull the plug on his Ohio State career this season, a few weeks after he sustained an injury in the team’s third game of the season against TCU.Weber said in a tweet he has to finish what the team started this year, which includes a 12-1 record, a third-straight win against Michigan in Weber’s tenure and a Big Ten Championship, Weber’s second.But Weber has a chance to do something more: To finish his Ohio State career as the back it looked like he could have been his freshman season.With 142 yards, Weber can get the second 1,000-yard rushing season in his Ohio State career. With a big game in head coach Urban Meyer’s final game, Weber can prove he is worthy of a high-round pick in the NFL Draft.Weber said on Wednesday before he made his announcement he would leave for the NFL, he wants to send his head coach out win a victory.“That’s something that we take a lot of pride in,” Weber said. “I feel like he deserves it and so do we. So that’s the No. 1 goal.”Though Weber has not been able to top his Second Team All-Big Ten season, he has made his mark in the backfield for the Buckeyes.The redshirt junior heads into his final game with 2,580 rushing yards and 24 rushing touchdowns, averaging 5.5 yards per carry or more every season. He leaves with a 32-5 record in games he played in and he leaves a back who has faced adversity and a split backfield over the past two seasons.Weber sees the Rose Bowl as just another opportunity. “Every day is an opportunity. I just have to take advantage of it,” Weber said.This time, it is Weber’s final opportunity to cement his legacy in an Ohio State uniform. read more


September 28, 2019 0

Man City sign Philippe Sandler

first_imgIn an undisclosed transfer fee, Manchester City have announced the signing of Philippe Sandler from PEC Zwolle as reported in the official club website of Manchester City.The 21-year old defender Sandler who is a product of Ajax’s famous youth system now becomes Man City latest signing and City’s third summer signing.He is now expected to provide cover for Vincent Kompany, John Stones, Nicolas Otamendi and Aymeric Laporte at center-back, however, he has the capacity to play in midfield.In March ahead of his impending move, Sandler said as quoted in Goal:Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I heard that scouts from Manchester City were watching me, but you do not expect as a player to go from PEC Zwolle to City.“The best manager in the world, Pep Guardiola, is currently in charge there, and he can teach me a lot, and also the style in which they play football attracts me a lot.”The champions begin their title defence at Arsenal on Sunday, 12 August.last_img read more


September 18, 2019 0

Sen Murkowski Backs Bill To Allow Pot Business Banking

first_imgThe legislation ‘the SAFE Banking Act’ would prevent federal officials from being able to punish banks simply “because the depository institution provides or has provided financial services to a cannabis-related legitimate business.” The legislation, currently being discussed by Senate committee, could prove to be a welcome change for Alaska’s cannabis industry, according to Murkowski. Most banks at time time refuse to do business with anyone in the industry because marijuana is still a controlled substance under federal law. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) is working to push legislation that would allow legal marijuana businesses to use banks to store profits made.center_img Sen. Murkowski: “The SAFE Banking Act is intended to resolve these uncertainties, not only for the benefit of the marijuana businesses but also for the states that regulate them.” Murkowski said that allowing marijuana businesses to set up bank accounts could help the state of Alaska manage the businesses better.last_img read more


September 14, 2019 0