Coláiste Ailigh putting talents on show at Ceiliúirach 20 Bliain

first_imgColáiste Ailigh in Letterkenny will present an evening of “Ceiliúirach” or celebrations in An Grianán Theatre on Thursday 24th of October to begin the celebrations of the school’s 20th year.This show will showcase the talent of the students across all years and will see almost 75% of the school’s students take to the stage to perform a variety of Song, Dance, Drama and Music in all of the school’s languages.The staff of the school have a full year of celebration planned, with details of more events to be released soon, but with a history of school shows which are of exceptional quality, the obvious place to begin the celebration is on the theatre’s stage. The talented students of Coláiste Ailigh, with many all-Ireland champions among them, rehearsing for what promises to be be a fantastic show.Ceiliúirach rehearsals at Coláiste AilighMicheál Ó Giobúin said: “Mar céiliúirach ár mbreithlá 20 bliain a cheiliúradh, tá muid ag súil go mór leis an ocáid seo. Is iomaí cúis cheiliúrtha agus cúis bhróid a bhí againn le 20 bliain anuas. Beidh tallanna na ndaltaí agus na múinteoirí le feiceáil go soiléir ar an Deardaoin agus tá ticéidí ar fáil.”“Coláiste Ailigh was established in September 2000. We are delighted to be celebrating twenty years of success in the areas of education, sport, drama, art, music, business, fashion, creativity and science. I am very proud of all our students, past and present and I really appreciate the opportunities afforded to them by our very committed and professional staff who are led on this occasion by Maistreás Uí Róis.”Tickets are selling fast with the final few available at An Grianán Theatrehttps://angrianan.ticketsolve.com/shows/873607875/events/128228212/seats?zone=Default&_ga=2.252770569.1811728265.1571655966-969467747.1571149820Ceiliúirach rehearsals at Coláiste AilighColáiste Ailigh putting talents on show at Ceiliúirach 20 Bliain was last modified: October 21st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:CeiliúirachColaiste Ailighlast_img read more

The Leadership Playbook: Macro-Management and Micro-Management

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now No one wants to be micro-managed. No one wants someone to hover over their shoulder directing their work. Nor do they want their manager nagging them about what they’re doing. Most leaders don’t want to micro-manage their people. Many worry so much about micro-management that they create a culture that lacks accountability.Most of the time, what one person perceives as micro-management is actually macro-management.Macro Activity and Macro OutcomesThe most important outcomes you need as a leader are macro. They’re high value, strategic outcomes that lead to objectives being met. The failure to achieve these outcomes creates problems for the company, for divisions or departments, and for teams. These outcomes should command people’s time and attention because the effort of the organization must be aligned with the outcomes.If what you are doing isn’t producing the necessary outcomes, then your leader is going to ask you to focus your efforts on the activity.If the activity isn’t aligned to big outcomes, a conversation is necessary.Accountability CountsIf an outcome isn’t being achieved, something isn’t right. It could be that someone isn’t doing what they need to do. It could also be that they aren’t effective at the actions they need to take. But as a leader, accountability starts and ends with you. That means you have start by making sure your team knows what is expected of them, understands what needs to be done and why, and has the resources to achieve their goal.As a leader, you are responsible for the outcomes being achieved, and that means you are going to need to inspect the results, ask questions, understand challenges, and remove constraints. Asking questions is not micro-management; it’s macro-management. Requiring more—or different—activities be taken in the pursuit of your goals isn’t micro-management either, especially if not enough action is being taken.Much of the time those who complain about being micro-managed aren’t putting forth the effort to produce results, or they’re doing something they prefer doing instead of what they need to do. Correcting this is macro-management.last_img read more

Kutch sex racket: Congress wants governor to intervene

first_imgAhmedabad: Seeking a judicial probe and court-monitored investigation into the gang rape and sex racket allegedly involving Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Kutch, a delegation of Congress leaders submitted a memorandum to the Governor O.P. Kohli, demanding his intervention in the matter. The Opposition party leaders urged the governor to “intervene in the interests of justice to the victim.” The party has alleged that the State government and machinery was trying to shield the “real culprits in the case”. A delegation consisting of State Congress president Bharatsinh Solanki and Leader of the Opposition Shankarsinh Vaghela handed over the memorandum at the Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar. Mr. Solanki told the media after meeting the governor that the Opposition party would raise the issue in the Assembly session starting from February 20. “If our demand for a judicial probe by a sitting High Court judge is not granted, we will not allow the Assembly proceedings,” Mr. Solanki said. He added that the Governor must intervene in the matter and direct the State administration to order a judicial probe. Law and order issueMoreover, the Opposition party is set to embark upon a three-day yatra from Naliya in Kutch to Gandhinagar to highlight the deteriorating law and order situation in the State. A 23-year-old woman filed a First Information Report (FIR) with Kutch police, accusing nine persons of gang rape. She also alleged that as many as 35 young women and college-going girls were lured into the flesh trade by a group of businessmen and politicians. Lured by promise of jobAccording to the FIR, in August 2015, the woman came to her mother’s house at the Kothara village in Kutch from Mumbai, where she was staying with her husband. She was looking for a job and her mother sought help from one Bababhai, who owned a mobile shop in Naliya town. He reportedly assured the family that he would help the woman find a job within a couple of days. He also introduced her to a gas agency owner Shantilal Solanki, who offered her a job at ₹5,500 per month. Among those named in the FIR were four local BJP politicians, who have been arrested by the police.last_img read more

Charge sheet filed against 11 persons in land fraud case in Jammu and Kashmir

first_imgThe Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance Organisation (SVO) on Monday filed a charge sheet against 11 persons, including four former revenue officials of Kishtwar district, for preparing fraudulent mutation of State land documents, officials said.The charge sheet was filed in the court of special judge anti-corruption, Doda, against four retired revenue officials and seven persons to whom the land measuring over 7.5 acre was transferred on monetary consideration, a spokesman of the SVO said.He said a complaint was received in 2011 alleging that a large chunk of land in Pouchal area of Kishtwar, which was shown in revenue records in 1971 as government land and not inhabited by anyone, was fraudulently mutated by the revenue authorities.It was alleged that the said land was going to have the alignment of the Kishtwar-Chatroo-Sinthan Road and there would be huge compensation in the offing. The spokesman said the verification confirmed the allegations and revealed that the then revenue officials, including Tehsildar (now expired), Girdwar and two Patwaris (all retired) entered into a criminal conspiracy with seven residents. The spokesman said the officials made fraudulent entries in revenue records exclusively in favour of the seven.This was done by initially changing the status of the land in 2003 and subsequently attested mutations of the said land in favour of the beneficiaries in 2010 by showing their possession over the same since 1971.Dates discrepancyThe possession (land) of the two beneficiaries — Kuljeet Singh and Pardeep Singh — shows since 1971, whereas their dates of birth have been found as February 2, 1977, and April 5, 1964, respectively, the spokesman said.He said the verification also found that the land came under alignment of Kishtwar-Sinthan Road, and the revenue officials in connivance with beneficiaries intended to grab the compensation.Meanwhile, the spokesman said another charge sheet was filed in the same court against the then Kishtwar Tehsildar Irshad Ahmad Bhat, who was caught red-handed demanding and accepting bribe of ₹7,000.last_img read more

Yamaha launches new MT-09 superbike priced at Rs 10.88 lakh

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 24 (PTI) India Yamaha Motor Pvt Ltd today launched a new version of its superbike Yamaha MT-09, priced at Rs 10.88 lakh (ex-showroom in Delhi).The new Yamaha MT-09 is powered by a newly developed 847 cc, 3-Cylinder engine. It is also equipped with anti-lock braking system (ABS) technology, the company said in a statement.Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt Ltd Senior Vice-President, Sales and Marketing Roy Kurian said, “The new MT-09 will reiterate Yamahas commitment to offer in India the very best mix of Yamahas superior expertise coupled with its unique flair for innovation.”The new bike has been constructed with excellent rigidity balance that contributes towards the bikes agile handling performance and power delivery, he added.The company is targeting youngsters who are stepping up from 600 cc sports model or those who are thinking for downsizing from a large-displacement model.This model will be imported as a completely built unit by India Yamaha Motor, the statement said. PTI RKL SBTlast_img read more

World Hoops: Greece Tops Senegal, 87-64

first_imgRanked number five in the world coming in, Greece easily dispatched Senegal, 87-64 in the opening round of the World Cup basketball championships in Spain on Aug. 30.The rout was bigger than the score indicated with 6-8 forward Kostas Kaimakoglou lighting up the nets with 20 points to go along with eight rebounds as Greece easily brushed back an athletic and big Senegal team that hadn’t played in the event in eight years.A rising star, 19-year-old Yiannis Antetonkoumpo, a Nigerian immigrant who plays for the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA, was second high-scorer for Greece with 11 points and wowed with his athleticism and moves.Greece now plays a tougher Philippines squad on Aug. 31.In other action, Marcelinho Huertas had 16 points and five assists, and Brazil held on to edge European champion France 65-63. The French were playing without star Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs who didn’t want to participate.His Spurs’ teammate, Boris Diaw, had 15 points, six rebounds and five assists but the Antetonkoumpo’s Cleveland Cavaliers’ Anderson Varejao blocked his 3-point attempt as time expired in the Group A game.Serbia beat Egypt 85-64 in the opening game in Granada, while host Spain played Iran at night.Bojan Bogdanovic of the Brooklyn Nets scored 26 points to help Croatia pull out an 81-78 victory over the Philippines, which got 28 points and 12 rebounds from American Andray Blatche, their naturalized player. Blatche played last season with the Nets but doesn’t have an NBA contract for next season.Also in Group B in Seville, Luis Scola of the Indiana Pacers had 20 points and nine rebounds to power Argentina past Puerto Rico, 98-75. Andres Nocioni added 18 points and 11 rebounds, while New York Knicks guard and fellow longtime Argentine star Pablo Prigioni chipped in nine points and 10 assists.The defending champion U.S. played against Finland in Group C. Earlier at Bilbao, Turkey rallied with a big fourth quarter to beat New Zealand 76-73; and Ukraine got 16 points from Pooh Jeter to beat Dominican Republic 72-62.Goran Dragic of the Phoenix Suns had 21 points and seven rebounds to lead Slovenia to a 90-80 victory over Australia in Group D. Angola started the action in the Canary Islands by downing South Korea 80-69, while Lithuania and Mexico met in the late game.(Material from the Associated Press was used in this report)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Maple Leafs Rout Rangers, 6-3

first_imgNEW YORK — The New York Rangers spent the first part of the night celebrating the success of last season, and the rest of it trying to figure out what has gone wrong so far in this one.Phil Kessel, James van Riemsdyk and the Toronto Maple Leafs broke out of their scoring slumber with five goals in the second period against Henrik Lundqvist and wrecked the Rangers’ home opener with a 6-3 victory on Oct. 12.“Obviously, there are things we need to work on,” said Lundqvist, who watched the third period from the bench with a baseball cap on. “They’re a good team … we just made it a little too easy for them to score.”The Rangers were outscored a combined 11-5 in a pair of weekend losses on consecutive days. Their only highlight was the recognition of the banner commemorating New York’s Eastern Conference championship of last season.“We’ve got to look at each other here and look at our team and figure out what we need to do to be successful,” new captain Ryan McDonagh said. “When things aren’t going as well as we want them to, we have to learn to pull back and just simplify instead of trying to force too much.”McDonagh and fellow veteran defenseman Dan Girardi were on the ice for four of Toronto’s goals.“No one in our group wanted to perform the way we did,” Rangers coach Alain Vigneault. “Every opportunity seemed to find the back of the net. “We don’t have a reason or an explanation right now,” he added.Toronto (1-2) mustered only five goals in its first two games of the season, but busted out, fueled by Kessel and van Riemsdyk, who both notched their first goal and first point of the season. Kessel chipped in two assists, and van Riemsdyk had one.“This was a step in the right direction,” van Riemsdyk said. “We’re a team that needs contributions from all four lines, and we had that.”Defenseman Cody Franson staked the Maple Leafs to a 1-0 lead in the first during a power play, and Kessel, Nazem Kadri, van Riemsdyk, Tyler Bozak and David Clarkson connected in the second — driving Lundqvist from the net after he stopped only 18 of 24 shots.“You need to get that first one, and I was glad to get that first goal,” Franson said. “It was a big boost for us.”Kessel’s goal was also on a power play, and van Riemsdyk stuffed a puck under Lundqvist on a short-handed breakaway. Toronto has scored five power-play goals this season. New York (1-2) didn’t allow any in its first two games and hasn’t scored any, either.Franson and Bozak both had a goal and assist, and Leo Komarov had two assists. James Reimer made 24 saves before being leaving with 13:17 remaining after being struck in the head during a collision with Rangers forward Dominic Moore.New York’s Rick Nash, a question mark to even play due to the impending birth of his first child, tied the game with a first-period goal and then left after the second period. Lee Stempniak brought New York to 4-2 in the second period.Derick Brassard scored with 5:41 left against Toronto backup goalie Jonathan Bernier to close the scoring. Cam Talbot, who took the loss in the Rangers’ 5-2 defeat at Columbus on Oct. 11, mopped up and stopped all 12 shots he faced.The last time the Rangers allowed at least five goals in a period was Feb. 6, 2009, in a 10-2 loss at Dallas that Lundqvist missed because of illness. He hadn’t yielded five in a period since Dec. 16, 2006, at Toronto when he was touched for eight — including five in the first period — of a 9-2 loss.“We had a good night against a goaltender that doesn’t have many bad nights,” Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle said.Toronto opened the scoring on Franson’s power-play goal at 7:45, his first tally of the season. Kessel worked the puck down in the Rangers end to Bozak in the left circle. Bozak then fed Franson in the right circle for a drive that eluded Lundqvist.Nash scored his fourth of the season and extended his streak of netting at least one in each game. He took a quick pass across the zone from Martin St. Louis and deftly deflected the puck underneath the crossbar to tie it 1-all with 2:38 left in the first.Then Toronto took over.The Maple Leafs regained the lead 5:19 into the second on Kessel’s goal and made it 3-1 just 2:31 later when Kadri scored. Van Riemsdyk pushed the advantage to three goals at 9:43 before Stempniak was awarded a goal when video replay confirmed he scored before the net was knocked off its moorings.But 59 seconds later, Bozak killed the Rangers’ momentum with his third of the season. Clarkson ended Lundqvist’s night with his first at 15:13.(IRA PODELL, AP Hockey Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Kyle Edmund battles to first victory over Novak Djokovic in Madrid Open

first_imgShare on WhatsApp Britain’s Kyle Edmund secured one of the biggest victories of his career by defeating the former world No 1 Novak Djokovic in the second round of the Madrid Open.Edmund had never won a set in his previous three matches against Djokovic but deservedly came out on top in a high-quality contest lasting an hour and 42 minutes. Share on Pinterest news Share on LinkedIn Share on Messenger Tennis Since you’re here… Topics Kyle Edmund … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Share via Email The 23-year-old Briton saved three break points in the deciding set to seal a 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 victory and set up a meeting with the eighth seed, David Goffin, in the last 16. Edmund made the ideal start with a break of serve in the opening game and, although Djokovic immediately hit back, Edmund broke twice more to take the first set.Djokovic looked to be getting back to somewhere near his best as he took the second set in style to set up a decider, but Edmund recovered from 0-40 down in the fifth game to remain in front and then claimed the decisive break before serving out for the match.“It was a great experience first of all to beat Novak, I’ve lost to him three times,” Edmund told Sky. “He’s a legend so your first match when you share the court is an experience but now, especially after reaching the semis of the Australian Open, it’s time to try and beat these guys and I was very pleased today how I managed my game, especially in the third set.“After Australia I got a little bit ill and didn’t have a great run of results until I reached my first final [in Morocco] so it’s nice to come out here and beat a top player like Novak. I knew rallying with him and trying to beat him at his own game I wasn’t going to win, so it was important to be expressive.”The win is likely to take Edmund, who has risen to British No 1 during the extended absence of Andy Murray, inside the world’s top 20 for the first time next week. “It was a goal of mine to get inside the top 20, there’s no reason why I couldn’t,” he said. “You have to set targets and I thought that was a very realistic target, so I’m pleased it’s happened. But you know the way the tennis world works, you reach a target but it doesn’t stop and you keep trying to get better.” PA Andy Murray will have to remodel his game again, whenever he returns Share on Twitter Support The Guardian Kevin Mitchell Read more Novak Djokovic Share on Facebook Reuse this contentlast_img read more

Healthcare Team Honoured for Work in Pakistan

first_imgPremier John Hamm offered thanks and congratulations on behalf of all Nova Scotians today, Jan. 18, to several health-care professionals for their volunteer relief efforts in Pakistan. A team of two doctors and three nurses from Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow, and a translator were honoured at a ceremony at Province House. The team travelled to Pakistan for 10 days in November 2005 to provide medical care to victims of an earthquake. Dr. Syed Haider, an orthopedic surgeon and native of Pakistan, led the team. “The work of this Pictou County team is an example of how the Nova Scotian tradition of helping those in need knows no boundaries,” said Premier Hamm, who presented the team with certificates in recognition of their relief work. “All Nova Scotians can be justifiably proud of Dr. Haider and his team for participating in this vital, humanitarian project.” The team also included: retired family physician Dr. Ed Skinner, operating room nurses Joyce Horne, Susan MacDonald, and Brenda McCarron-White, and team co-ordinator and translator, Perveen Sharif.last_img read more

Premier Appoints Associate Deputy Minister

first_imgPremier Darrell Dexter announced today, March 5, the appointment of Lora MacEachern as associate deputy minister of Labour and Advanced Education. “Ms. MacEachern brings extensive government and senior leadership experience that will support our goal of a safe, educated and skilled workforce that is ready to capitalize on some of the biggest opportunities we have ever seen,” said Premier Dexter. Ms. MacEachern has spent the past year as senior executive director of the Safety Branch at the department, which includes the Occupational Health and Safety Division and the Office of the Fire Marshal. She has been involved with the continued implementation of recommendations by the auditor general on the Office of the Fire Marshal. She replaces associate deputy minister Jeff Conrad who is seconded to the Atlantic Workforce Partnership. Ms. MacEachern began her public service career in 1997 as a lawyer, serving as legal advisor to several government departments, including the Executive Council Office, and was part of the management team at the Justice department. The appointment is effective immediately.last_img read more