With the 2018 Laois GAA season now finally over we’ve picked our top 15 games of the year

first_img Previous articleLaois student off to New Zealand on top Ag Science scholarshipNext articleLaois Abroad: From the green fields of Killenard to Bondi Beach LaoisToday Reporter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 11. Arles-Kilcruise 0-14 Ballyroan-Abbey 1-11Laois Shopping Centre SFC Round 3Arles-Kilcruise rescued a draw in what was a controversial yet thrilling game which saw incredible drama between Marty Scully and David Conway.Conway left the field with an eye injury in the 12th minute and Scully went on to play a stormer for Ballyroan. Following a Scott Conroy equalizer with minutes to go, Francis Egan and Ross Munnelly pushed on with scores for Kilcruise.Ballyroan regained the lead through MJ Tierney but Munnelly grabbed the equaliser after a pass from Conway, now back on the field after returning from Portlaoise hospital.The sides played out another entertaining game in the replay but it was Ballyroan-Abbey who advanced.You can read the full report of the drawn game here. The Harps team that won this year’s Laois U-19 hurling title10. The Harps 1-16 Camross 2-11Laois Shopping Centre U-19 HC FinalThe first U-19 Laois hurling final was a thriller as The Harps narrowly beat Camross in November after a hard fought battle which went to extra time.Ciarán Comerford put on a fine display scoring 12 points including the two late scores which secured The Harps’ win. Having trailed by two points at half time, Robbie Delaney and Oisín Bennett put Camross back in the lead in the second half.The Harps had to wait until the 52nd minute for their first score of the second half but Fionn Whelan and Ciaran Comerford pointed to put them back in the lead before late Eoin Gaughan frees forced extra time.The sides were still level at half time of extra time but Comerford got two late points to eventually seal the win. You can read the full report here.  The Heath team celebrate after their ACFL Division 3 final win over Portarlington in Mountmellick9. The Heath 2-16 Portarlington 2-12Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 3 FinalA game that had everything! It might have been a Division 3 league final (and technically the fourth tier of Laois club football) but you’ll do well to see a more entertaining game of football this year.In the end The Heath’s second team got the better of Portarlington’s second team in a clash that saw The Heath recover from a disastrous start where they were nine points down after 15 minutes and still six down with 20 minutes to go.There was a selection of yellow cards, a black card for each team late on and it was a mystery how there wasn’t at least one red. A hard-hitting game on a concrete-like surface then erupted into an all-in melee in injury time after a couple of wild Heath tackles halted Port’s search for an equalising goal.Cathal Whelan was the star of the show for The Heath with 10 points. You can read the full report here. 8. The Harps 1-13 Clough-Ballacolla 0-15Laois Shopping Centre U-21 HC Semi-finalThe Harps needed two periods of extra time before they finally got the better of Clough-Ballacolla in a thrilling U-21 semi-final in December.While the conditions were difficult, the sides played out a high quality affair and a brilliant Lee Cleere point tied the game after 60 minutes.It was The Harps that had to come back to level the game in the first spell of extra time before they eventually did enough to get over the line. They later lost the final to Camross.  See full report here.  WhatsApp New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Community 13. Ballyroan-Abbey 2-11 Portarlington 3-8Midlands Park Hotel Laois MFC FinalBallyroan-Abbey and Portarlington were forced to replay the minor county final after a cracker of a game in O’Moore Park which saw Ballyroan play with one man down for 40 minutes of the game.The introduction of Davin McEvoy for Ballyroan-Abbey was a major change in the game as he scored 1-3 in the second half.Ballyroan led by five points late on before Portarlington’s Ciaran Ward converted his second penalty. Minutes later with a three-point gap between the sides, Sean Michael Corcoran broke the ball down to sub Ceilum Coughlan Maher who drilled the ball to the net and confirmed the replay.However, Ballyroan-Abbey emerged as county champions in the end with a comfortable win seven days later.  Full report here.  Action from the Laois SFC quarter-final between Graiguecullen and Killeshin12. Graiguecullen 1-12 Killeshin 1-12Laois Shopping Centre SFC Quarter-finalGraiguecullen and Killeshin put on quite a show in the championship quarter final back in August which resulted in yet another draw in this incredible game of football.It had everything you could think of in a championship games from penalties, goals, red cards, black cards and a dramatic finish. Graiguecullen trailed by five points with eight minutes to go, but they came back from the dead after Killeshin had controlled the game.Aaron Forbes kick-started the comeback with a late goal and Jamie Parr brought it back to one. Goalkeeper Danny Bolger nailed the last kick of the game slotting over a 45 to level the game and send it to a replay. You can read the full report here.  Community 14. O’Moore’s 1-11 Camross 0-12Laois Intermediate Camogie Championship FinalO’Moore’s were on a winning streak this season and dethroned reigning county camogie champions Camross in a thrilling county final.All eyes were on Mary Keating as she scored an impressive 1-7 and led her side to the title having fought back from trailing early in the game.Her goal came with less than five minutes to play and although Camross kept battling, Keating and Laura Peake had all the right answers to take the title. The full match report can be read here.  With the 2018 Laois GAA season now finally over we’ve picked our top 15 games of the year 7. Laois 2-11 Wexford 1-13Leinster Ladies IFC Semi-finalThe Laois ladies football team pulled off the most remarkable of second-half comebacks in June against Wexford in the Leinster semi final.There were inspiring performances all over the field as Laois came back from six points down early in the second half to record a thrilling one-point win.Laura Nerney found Emma Lawlor late in the second half where Lawlor rattled the Wexford net. The heroics of Erone Fitzpatrick and Nerney leveled the game while Emma Lawlor and Clare Conlon pointed in the last few minutes to see their side into the Leinster final. You can read the report here.6. Mountmellick Gaels 1-9 Courtwood 0-16Laois Shopping Centre IFC FinalThe 31-year wait came to an end in Courtwood as they were crowned Intermediate football champions after a final win over Mountmellick Gaels in a high quality contest.Sean O’Flynn, Niall Dunne, Cian Doyle, Matthew Byron, Alan Kinsella and Rory Doyle were just some of the men of the moment, all putting in terrific performances for Courtwood.Mountmellick were 0-12 to 1-7 down heading into the final quarter and despite efforts from James Mullaney and Jason Caffrey in the late stages, Courtwood had the edge with Alan Kinsella scoring the insurance point. You can read the full report here.  Twitter 5. Clough-Ballacolla 3-16 Rathdowney-Errill 2-19Laois Shopping Centre SHC Round 1The best game of the 2018 Laois SHC was actually the first game as these sides gave spectators a mouth-watering championship opener which ended with Willie Hyland firing over the equalizing free three minutes into injury time.With 10 minutes to go it looked as though Clough Ballacolla would be winners but instead, Rathdowney-Errill’s Paddy Purcell and Paddy McCane struck for late goals.Tadhg Dowling’s third point of the game couldn’t have come at a better time for Rathdowney-Errill but Hyland responded with the equalizer with the last puck of the game.What a way to start the championship. You can read the full report here. Colin and Chris Finn celebrate after Portlaoise’s win over Moorefield in the Leinster Club SFC4. Portlaoise 1-14 Moorefield 1-11Leinster Club SFC Quarter FinalPortlaoise marched into the Leinster semi-final after dethroning last years Leinster champions, Moorfield in a spectacular game in Newbridge.Paul Cahillane and Ciarán McEvoy were on fire for Portlaoise and stood up at vital times of the game while Graham Brody pulled off some excellent saves. Portlaoise showed all their class throughout the game by responding well to every obstacle put in place by Moorfield.Cahillane and Craig Rogers came up top scorers while Bruno McCormack, Gareth Dillon, Ricky Maher and Kieran Lillis added to those all important scores to see them through the Leinster semi-final. Read the full report here.  Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img Twitter Home Sport GAA With the 2018 Laois GAA season now finally over we’ve picked our… SportGAA Council Facebook Facebook We had plenty of entertaining games throughout the 2018 season in football, hurling, camogie and ladies football.With the 2018 season officially coming to a close as reigning champions Portarlington took the U-21 football crown again last weekend, we took a look back at what we’ve selected as the Top 15 games of the years.From new rivalries to county finals, dramatic group games and breaking 31 year unlucky streaks to an end. Craig Rogers of Portlaoise reacts after his penalty was saved by Kilmacud Crokes’ goalkeeper David Nestor. Picture: Daire Brennan/Sportsfile2. Kilmacud Crokes 1-17 Portlaoise 3-8AIB Leinster Club SFC Semi-finalPortlaoise were a pleasure to watch throughout the 2018 season in both the county and Leinster championship but the curtain finally came down on their campaign in the Leinster semi-final against Kilmacud Crokes.It was a game of pure and utter drama and had supporters biting their nails and covering their faces in angst. Portlaoise chased the game throughout but looked like they could force extra time when Scott Lawless was fouled inside the square.A missed penalty opportunity from Craig Rogers to level the game with seconds to go, though, meant the end of the road for the Town men. Full report here. Mark Timmons of Laois in action against Donal Shanley of Wexford during the Leinster SFC Round 1 game in Wexford Park1. Laois 2-21 Wexford 1-18 (After extra time)Leinster SFC Round 1This game was the catalyst for the summer of football that Laois fans enjoyed. The comeback of all comebacks. Laois came from 10 points down to snatch a six-point win.Laois looked as thought there was no coming back from trailing bey so much at half time but Donie Kingston led the way while Colm Begley, Stephen Attride and Kieran Lillis excellent.Laois took the lead for the first time in the second minute of the first half of extra time through Darren Strong. Lillis, Trevor Collins and Paul Kingston hit the last few scores to pull of a brilliant win.Laois would later go on to beat Westmeath and Carlow to reach a first Leinster final in 11 years where they’d lose to Dublin and then bow out the championship in Round 4 of the All Ireland Qualifiers against Monaghan.SEE ALSO – Former Laois manager Dempsey appointed boss of Offaly club Certain teams bring out the best in each other and put on a fine display. Although it was tough, we narrowed it down to 15 games – with most of these having the ideal combination of excitement, drama, quality and a tight finish.Here are LaoisToday’s top 15 GAA games of 2018.15. Camross 2-15 Rathdowney-Errill 0-19Laois Shopping Centre SHC FinalCamross were crowned Laois senior hurling champions for the 26th time in October following a gripping final win over rivals Rathdowney-Errill.It was neck and neck throughout the game with fine scores from Camross’ Zane Keenan, Mark Dowling, Ciaran Collier and a stunning 12 points from Rathdowney-Errill’s Mark Kavanagh.It wasn’t a vintage championship overall and while the drama from the Ross King saga dominated afterwards, it was still a highly competitive decider.  You can read the full match report here. Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ 3. Slieve Bloom 3-11 Camross 1-12Laois Shopping Centre IHC FinalIt was a spectacular final as these rivals battled it out for the Intermediate title as it looked as though Camross were to be the winners but relentless hard work from John Lowry, Ciaran Conroy and Gavin Conroy – to name a few – turned a three-point deficit into a six-point win.Ben and Ciaran Conroy helped Slieve Bloom to take the lead for the firs time in the second half scoring 1-3 between them before David Mortimer struck back with a free.Ben Conroy wasn’t allowing a Camross comeback as he plucked the ball from the clouds and places it in the foot of the net before a free from Ciaran left 6 points between them at the final whistle. You can read the full report here.  WhatsApp By LaoisToday Reporter – 20th January 2019 Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic yearlast_img read more

Talking Sport: Coronavirus, yellow vests and Jedward

first_img Electric Picnic Previous articleFirst Irish death from Coronavirus has occurredNext articleIn Pictures: Serious style at the 14th annual Portarlington and Killenard Gala Ball LaoisToday Reporter News Pinterest Slightly later than usual, the lads are back with their latest Podcast.Coronavirus, Jedward, the power of the hi-viz jacket and getting blocked on Twitter – but yes this is a sports Podcast!Alan Hartnett is joined by Steven Miller once again as the lads dissect the sporting action from the previous week.We had U-20 football, Ladies Football and Camogie as well as rugby, soccer and athletics to discuss.And it is here where the Coronavirus, yellow vests and Jedward come up.Steven had a very interesting encounter with a Carlow steward which later involved a very friendly Garda.While memories of Cross Country championships from the past bring Alan to recount an encounter with Jedward.The lads also look ahead to this weekend and the Do It For Dan campaign!For that and much more, check it out below:SEE ALSO – First Electric Picnic acts for 2020 announced Twitter TAGSSports podcast Home We Are Laois Podcasts Talking Sport: Coronavirus, yellow vests and Jedward We Are LaoisPodcastsSports Podcast WhatsApp Facebook Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Twitter WhatsApp Electric Picnic Talking Sport: Coronavirus, yellow vests and Jedward Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By LaoisToday Reporter – 11th March 2020 Pinterestlast_img read more

IIROC seeks nominees for OBSI board

first_img OBSI updates terms of reference Keywords Dispute resolutionCompanies Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments, Mutual Fund Dealers Association, Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada FAIR Canada applauds Soliman report recommendations for OBSI James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media IIROC drops expanded OBSI reporting proposal Ahead of a possible shakeup to dispute resolution, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) is seeking candidates to serve as its nominee to the board of the Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments (OBSI).Currently, the board is comprised of 10 directors — seven so-called “community” directors, including one “consumer interest director,” and three industry directors. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter IIROC and the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) each nominate one director to the board, with OBSI ultimately choosing from a short list provided by the SROs.In a notice, IIROC indicated that it’s seeking potential nominees from investment dealers with significant management and retail experience.“OBSI is particularly interested in candidates that have expertise and experience in public affairs, consumer affairs and education, and enterprise risk management,” it noted.Board members may be appointed to a four-year term and can serve up to eight years.Applications must be submitted by Dec. 31, and candidates will be considered by IIROC’s board in January 2021.The call comes ahead of possible changes to OBSI.Earlier this month, an Ontario government task force signalled that it will likely recommend that OBSI be given binding powers, with added procedural safeguards for both investors and the industry.That task force is due to issue its final report next month. Related news Business People Meeting Discussion in a boardroom concept rawpixel/123RFlast_img read more

A Proclamation on National Homeownership Month, 2021

first_imgA Proclamation on National Homeownership Month, 2021 The White HouseFor millions of Americans, homeownership is the cornerstone of a life with security, with dignity, and with hope. A home is more than four walls and a roof; it is a place where we can celebrate triumphs and weather the trials of life. A place where we can watch our families grow and prosper. A place that helps us build wealth we can pass down to our children and our grandchildren.The aspiration to own a home is connected deeply to the American dream. It has driven generations of Americans, in search of a place to call one’s own.Today, for people across the United States, the desire to own a home burns as brightly as it ever has. Yet the stark reality is that, for too many, the dream of homeownership is becoming more difficult to realize and sustain. This is especially true in the wake of the economic devastation inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic.We also know that people of color continue to face discrimination in our housing market — when trying to secure mortgages, to have their homes appraised, and to live in neighborhoods where their families can thrive. In recent years, the homeownership gap between Black and white families reached its widest point since 1968, when banks could still legally discriminate against borrowers based on the color of their skin.This is economically and morally wrong, and it is why, as President, I have made it a central priority to expand stability and opportunity within our housing market. On my first day in office, I took executive action to extend foreclosure moratoriums for nearly 11 million households with mortgages guaranteed by the Federal Government. My Administration introduced and passed the American Rescue Plan, which will deliver nearly $10 billion in relief for homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments during the pandemic. And to create greater opportunities for homeownership moving forward, we have proposed the American Jobs Plan — which can spur the construction and rehabilitation of more than 500,000 homes for buyers of more modest means.The Department of Housing and Urban Development will continue to advance affordable and sustainable homeownership throughout our Nation. This will require that we help more hardworking Americans purchase their first homes, increase access to credit and mortgage insurance for borrowers of color, and fully enforce the 1968 Fair Housing Act — to root out systemic discrimination from our housing market and break down the unjust barriers that prevent too many Americans from buying a home.NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR., President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2021 as National Homeownership Month. I call upon the people of this Nation to recognize the enduring value of homeownership and to recommit ourselves to helping more Americans realize that dream.IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fifth.JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:america, american, children, Constitution, Federal, federal government, Government, grandchildren, housing, Housing and Urban Development, insurance, President, security, sustainable, United States, Urban Development, White Houselast_img read more

Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter To Speak At CU Law School Commencement

first_img Published: May 8, 2007 Categories:Law & PoliticsNews Headlines Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mailcenter_img Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter will deliver the keynote commencement address for the University of Colorado Law School on Friday, May 11, at_11:30 a.m. to 165 law school graduates. The class of 2007 is the first to graduate since the opening of the new Wolf Law Building. Commencement ceremonies will be held in Macky Auditorium on the CU-Boulder campus. Doors to Macky will open at 10:45 a.m. for family and friends. Gov. Ritter is a 1981 graduate of the law school. This is the governor’s first commencement address since taking office in January. For more information contact Danielle Hayward at (303) 492-8048.last_img

Top research stories of the week: March 17 edition

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail This week’s top research stories include a study that shows the first initial of a last name could foretell one’s success or setback in life and research that finds that teens prone to drug experimentation don’t necessarily become addicted.First initial of last name could foretell one’s success or setback in lifeAs the end of the school year approaches, the season of recognition—with awards ceremonies, performances and graduations—flourishes for many.But there might be more than just hard work to people’s successes and fates. The coincidental detail of where one’s last name falls in the alphabet can affect life outcomes, according to Professor Jeffrey Zax and graduate student Alexander Cauley, both of the Department of Economics. Those with names in the latter half of the alphabet are negatively impacted—an occurrence that can begin at an early age.Teens prone to drug experimentation won’t necessarily become addictedAdolescents who lack self-control, have attention deficits, or demonstrate poor “executive function” are more likely to experiment with a greater variety of drugs and alcohol. However, they are not more likely to become dependent as young adults, according to a new CU Boulder study of twins.“Some people assume that if you try something in adolescence, you are on a path you are never going to come back from—sort of the gateway drug hypotheses,” said first author Daniel Gustavson, who conducted the study as a graduate student at the Institute of Behavioral Genetics. “Our data do not support this and instead suggest it could just be about experimenting.” Published: March 17, 2017 last_img read more

Samsung move to cut Apple patent damages dismissed

first_img Google renueva Android y muestra novedades en IA Home Samsung move to cut Apple patent damages dismissed 25 MAY 2018 Author Previous ArticleAndroid founder Rubin tipped to hang up on EssentialNext ArticlePayPal set for tighter Google integration Chris Donkin Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Google taps retail with NYC storecenter_img Related Samsung failed in a bid to further erode the level of damages awarded for infringing Apple’s patents in the latest hearing of a long-running row over a 2012 court decision.In a case heard yesterday (24 May), Samsung hoped to drastically drop the amount paid to Apple based on a verdict by the Supreme Court in December 2016 defining how damages could be calculated.The Supreme Court had stated the fine could be based on the value of the offending components rather than earnings from the entire device – as had been originally set.The dispute has rumbled on since a complaint filed by Apple in 2011 and subsequent trial a year later. In August 2012, Apple was awarded $1.05 billion, but following a number of subsequent appeals and court hearings the level of fine was drastically slashed.In December 2015, Samsung agreed to pay $548 million. However it continued to appeal $399 million of that award – relating to user interface, surface and bezel design – resulting in the latest case. The remaining $149 million was not disputed and, according to media reports at the time, already paid.Following the latest verdict, a Samsung representative said: “Today’s decision flies in the face of a unanimous Supreme Court ruling in favour of Samsung on the scope of design patent damages. We will consider all options to obtain an outcome that does not hinder creativity and fair competition for all companies and consumers.”In a statement, Apple said it was pleased the jury agreed Samsung should “pay for copying our products”.“This case has always been about more than money. Apple ignited the smartphone revolution with iPhone and it is a fact that Samsung blatantly copied our design.” ApplepatentSamsung KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move Tags Español last_img read more

Bridging Communities in Montana

first_imgAfter local Whitefish author Laura Munson wrote a memoir about her struggling marriage, she submitted a shortened version called “Those Aren’t Fighting Words, Dear” to The New York Times column, Modern Love.“It went viral,” Munson said.Soon after, she signed a book deal, became a New York Times bestselling author and has since appeared on Good Morning America and been featured in Vanity Fair and Elle magazines.Now, a decade after her memoir “This Is Not The Story You Think It Is” was published, she’s branched out of the nonfiction genre into fiction to publish her second book “Willa’s Grove,” which came out this spring.Munson’s debut novel depicts four middle-aged women, all at crossroads in their lives, who head to a Montana homestead to “learn from nature and one another as they contemplate their second acts together in the rugged wilderness of big sky country.”Munson drew inspiration for “Willa’s Grove” from her own writing retreats, Haven Writing Retreats, which she started in 2013 after gaining a wide audience following her Modern Love column.After posting a question on Facebook, asking her followers if anyone would be interested in a writing retreat in Montana, she had 24 people signed up within about two hours.Now, Munson’s retreat draws attendees from around the world, ranging from Istanbul to New Zealand.“When you’re doing this kind of work, it draws real seekers,” Munson said. “They’re willing to put their heart in their hand, be full of kindness and empathy, and they tap into their intuition. That’s ultimately what I’m really teaching people, which is tap into what it is they really have to say.”Munson teaches three different retreat programs, Haven I, II and III, where her students come from all different backgrounds. She says usually about half of them are working on books or hoping to start one.“I work with a lot people who are at some kind of crossroads moment and they want to realize their dream of being a writer,” Munson said.Held at Dancing Spirit Ranch in Columbia Falls, Munson guides her students through a five-day retreat filled with daily classes, writing prompts, one-on-one coaching, evening workshops and afternoon activities like “equine-assisted learning,” yoga and hiking.With Haven I as a prerequisite for Haven II and III, Munson builds off of the first workshop to offer students more in-depth and focused learning. Haven III is done remotely, with Munson offering one-on-one consultation.While Munson’s new book isn’t about a writing retreat, she draws much of its inspiration off the experiences she and her students have at them.“It was born from what I had seen happen at Haven,” Munson said. “This is a book about four women who are all at major crossroad moments in their lives. Stuff like career loss or marital unrest or empty nest. They’re all in a major identity crisis.”Munson says bridging communities together is a common theme that “Willa’s Grove” and the Haven retreats share.“While the book is not about a writing retreat, it is inspired by what I call bridge communities, which is what I see when people take a week away from their lives and come to Montana,” Munson said. “Things shift for people.”Throughout the pandemic, Munson has continued making connections with her retreat alumnus with free private forums online and she’s started a journaling workshop called, “So Now What?” every Friday. With 300 people signed up, Munson guides participants through writing practices.“It’s a way for people to not feel isolated and have community,” Munson said.For more information about Munson, her new book and her retreats, visit [email protected] Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more

Councillor hits out at ‘unsightly’ fly-posting in Strabane

first_img By admin – August 26, 2016 Councillor hits out at ‘unsightly’ fly-posting in Strabane Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Facebook Twitter Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Pinterestcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project WhatsApp A Strabane Councillor has hit out at those responsible for fly-posting a significant amount of posters across the town centre.In recent days, notices allegedly from the Irish Republican Prisoners Welfare Association were erected on shop windows.It’s understood the posters are put up during the night for staff to uncover the following morning.Local Councillor Patsy Kelly says in a time when businesses are trying to attract visitors, it makes the town look unsightly:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/patsy1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleConcern raised as South Inishowen without sufficient water supply for three daysNext articleL.Y.I.T. report record numbers as intake for this year expected to reach 1,100 admin Google+ Homepage BannerNews LUH still not ready to restore IT systemslast_img read more

Donegal County Council launches energy efficiency survey

first_img Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Facebook Donegal County Council launches energy efficiency survey Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Twitter By admin – January 4, 2017 Google+ Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Donegal County Council is inviting the public to participate in a short survey to find out more about the level of energy awareness throughout the county.It also hoped that the survey once completed will help advise on the best way to provide people with more information on saving energy costs.The survey is part of the EU funded Secure project which was launched in Glenveagh Visitor Centre in November.The Secure project aims to promote greater use of energy efficient technologies and renewable energy sources and has a particular focus on innovative energy solutions for housing & public infrastructure.The Council is keen to hear from the public on their own energy consumption, their knowledge on how best to reduce energy costs and what information they need to have in order to make greater energy savings in their own homes and businesses.The short survey should take no longer than five minutes to complete and will provide the council with valuable information that will help guide them in providing better and clearer information to the public on how to improve energy efficiency and save more on energy costs.The survey can be completed at www.donegalcoco.ie . RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 Facebook Previous articleFull capacity protocol implemented 103 times at LUH last yearNext articleFoster says she will not “bow down” to Sinn Fein pressure admin Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglarylast_img read more