Funeral to be held for the late Fr. Frank McHugh

first_imgFuneral Mass will be held this Monday for the late Father Frank McHugh, who sadly passed away on Friday, aged 88.Fr McHugh, formerly of 82 Lower Main Street, Letterkenny, was a highly-regarded clergyman, author and musician.Born in Glasgow, he had close Donegal connections through his parents, Anton McHugh from Milford and Annie Kelly from New Mills. Growing up, Donegal was a ‘home from home’ for Frank and his family. He was ordained in 1956 and eventually moved to Letterkenny in 2004.Not only was he a priest, but he was highly-educated, had many creative talents and a passion for history. In 2017 he launched a book ‘Gleanings from Glendowan, Gartan, Glenveagh’, exploring the culture and folklore of his grandmother Bridget Kelly’s homeplace.Fr McHugh was also well-known for his outstanding singing voice. He was a regular performer in music halls and recorded a number of records.Father Francis McHugh With The James Masterton Quartet ‎– Father Francis McHugh Sings For YouIn recent years, Fr McHugh remained an active member of the church and regularly assisted the clergy of St. Eunan’s Cathedral and the Church of the Irish Martyrs in Letterkenny. He passed away on Friday, 6th December in Archview Lodge Nursing Home, Letterkenny.Funeral Mass will be held at the Church of the Irish Martyrs, Ballyraine on Monday, 9th December, at 12 noon. Interment afterwards to the family plot in Conwal Cemetery.House strictly private on the morning of the funeral to the immediate family.    Funeral to be held for the late Fr. Frank McHugh was last modified: December 8th, 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)last_img read more

A’s fill infield need with versatile power bat in trade with Rangers

first_imgThe … OAKLAND — The A’s are joining the rest of America by partaking in a little last-minute shopping before Christmas.The club announced it has acquired Jurickson Profar in a three-team deal with the Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays. From the A’s side of things, infield prospect Eli White is heading to the Rangers, while reliever Emilio Pagán and a supplemental draft pick go to the Rays. The deal comes less than 24 hours after their signing of veteran reliever Joakim Soria to a two-year deal.last_img

A’s have thin bench for Twins series finale

first_imgOAKLAND — The Athletics will have utility player Chad Pinder in a limited role Thursday and could be down as many as three relievers in the bullpen for their Fourth of July series finale against the Minnesota Twins at the Coliseum.Pinder is coming off an ankle injury sustained during infield practice Wednesday, and the bullpen was sretched to the limit in a 4-3, 12-inning loss to the Twins.Athletics manager Bob Melvin put Pinder at “75 percent” in terms of health but said the …last_img

Get your Google Doodle on for 20 years of democracy

first_imgGoogle visitors across the world anticipate the doodles as the world commemorates and celebrates historical events and people (images: Google doodles Museum)The Google Doodle has fast become an internet tradition, chronicling and commemorating historical figures and world events with a pithy, global aesthetic, and now, the world’s most popular search engine is giving South African kids a chance to draw a doodle.The Doodle 4 Google competition is inviting South African children between the ages of 6 and 17 to send in their doodles and stand a chance to win tablets, Google Play vouchers, R100 000 worth of technology for their school and, of course, see their winning doodle on the website’s South Africa front page.The competition, which opened on 30 July, invites submissions under the theme: South Africa of My Dreams. According to Google, it is a commemoration of South Africa’s 20 years of democracy and a celebration of young people’s artistic and creative talent.ABOUT THE GOOGLE DOODLEGoogle Doodles started in 1998 when founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin wanted to let their users know they were out of the office at the Burning Man festival. Shortly after that they experimented with more designs; today, Google visitors across the world anticipate the doodles as the world commemorates and celebrates historical events and people.DOODLING 4 GOOGLETo enter children into the competition, teachers and parents must complete the registration form on the Doodle 4 Google registration page. Each child can submit one doodle only. Entrants fall into four age groups: six to eight; nine to 11; 12 to 14; and 15 to 17.Entry forms can also be downloaded from the Doodle 4 Google website and all doodles must be submitted by 22 October 2014 to qualify for entry into the competition. Doodles can be uploaded to the registration site, or posted to Google at Doodle 4 Google, P.O Box 11882, Silver Lakes, 0054, South Africa.Google Doodles started in 1998 when founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin wanted to let their users know they were out of the office at the Burning Man festivalTHE DOODLE 4 GOOGLE JUDGESBrand South Africa CEO Miller Matola will be on the guest judge panel alongside radio personality DJ Fresh; musician Yvonne Chaka; Springbok rugby player Patrick Lambie; Survivor SA winner Graham Jenneker; author John van de Ruit; media and technology entrepreneur Seth Rotherham; and actor Sven Ruygrok.The judges will review and select the best doodles in each age group and members of the public can vote online for their favourites. The overall national winner is then selected by Google executives and will be announced at an event in Johannesburg on 29 November 2014. The winning doodle will appear on the Google South Africa home page for 24 hours on 2 December 2014.For more information on the competition, restrictions, and criteria for entry visit Doodle 4 Google.last_img read more

I Am an Entrepreneur gets businesses to play their part

first_imgBrand South Africa is a proud partner of the ‘I Am an Entrepreneur’ workshop series. The decision to partner with MyStartUp and IgniteSA, through their founders Andile Khumalo and Lynette Ntuli, was a fairly easy one to arrive at. With a growing awareness of the role women play in the country’s economy, it is understood that there is still a lot to be done in order to fully harness their potential. (Image: Mathiba Molefe)Play Your Part (PYP) objectives go hand-in-hand with the ‘I Am an Entrepreneur’ workshops. PYP supports the creation of the platforms that are brought about by ‘I Am an Entrepreneur’ . The creation of empowering environments like this one is important because it harnesses information for everyone’s benefit.On 15 April 2017, Brand South Africa joined ‘I Am an Entrepreneur’ in Polokwane to foster interactions between emerging entrepreneurs and established business people in efforts to bridge the gap between reality and aspiration, information and knowledge, and practical skills in building sustainable enterprises. By sharing some highlights of his entrepreneurial journeys and key lessons of his business successes and challenges, Tirhani Mabunda of Tirhani Group Holdings played his part and got involved in imparting and acquiring entrepreneurial values and skills.“To hell with circumstances, I created opportunities,” said Tirhani, sharing one of his favourite sayings.Follow the conversation on @IAAE_SA on Twitter and @iaaesa on Instagramlast_img read more

What is the value of precision ag?

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Over the last few years we bought a lot of trinkets. Some paid for themselves and some did not. I had a recent question from a group of farmers about the value of precision ag and I didn’t have a ready answer. Since then I did some checking on what was of value from the precision ag offerings.First, here a results from Nebraska in a 2015 survey with 125 respondents on: what are they willing to pay for?GIS based soil sampling.Yield monitor and yield mapping.Guidance based steering, mostly autosteer.Next was from a grower survey by USDA/ERS in 2010 and 2012.Who uses precision ag? Corn and soybean growers, mostly.For what purpose? Yield mapping and guidance systems.Next I found a survey of farmers in the EU in 2014. They asked some interesting questions and from my experience farmers think alike, so I’ll include it.Why use? Guidance to reduce overlaps, yield mapping to reduce stress.What costs most? Data handling, software and hardware updates, learning costs.What are the benefits? Crop yield increase, optimization of inputs, better land management.Limitations? Lack of standards, lack of data exchange between systems, lack of consultation services, lack of advice on environmental benefits and lack of a basic understanding of determinates of yield.And the last survey I found was a dealer survey of the U.S. Corn Belt from Purdue University in 2015. This one looked at what the dealership found useful or profitable — basically what the farmer was willing to pay for.Highest use? Soil sampling by GPS, grid sampling — mostly by 2.5 acres.What did they use it for? Autosteer, sprayer control, field mapping.And what was not profitable? UAVs (drones), was the highest ranked (meaning least likely to make a profit). With data analysis, yield monitor support and then satellite imagery closest to making a profit but still not.last_img read more

3.14 Things to Make Your Pi Day Event Epic

first_imgDon’t forget — you can earn TWO new souvenirs on Pi Day: One, by attending an event. The second, by logging a find on a Mystery cache. Use the new search tool to find Mystery Caches near you now.Share with your Friends:More The first 2015 Pi Day Events are already happening. Find #GeocachingPi Day events near you. Here are 3.14 slices of wisdom to make your Pi Day event delicious.1 – Eat Pie.Apple pie, pizza pie, shepherd’s pie, it does not matter. All things delicious and pie like are always appreciated – especially at Pi Day events. 2 – Pi is an irrational number – so this is a good time to do something irrational (ok, maybe just different) with your event.Think creatively about how you can have fun around geocaching and what activities you can have at your event to create that fun. Is it a pie eating contest or a competition to solve a math puzzle and open a geocache container the quickest? The ideas and opportunities are, much like the decimals in pi, endless.3.14 – Share the event outside of the geocaching community.Break out of your “algorithm” for inviting only your closest geocaching friends and think about others that we know that would enjoy geocaching (and pie) as much as we do. You can even invite them to invite their friends too (does that count as the .14?)center_img SharePrint RelatedHappy Pi Day, Earn Two SouvenirsFebruary 20, 2015In “Cache In Trash Out”12 Tips for Hosting a Geocaching EventSeptember 10, 2019In “Community”12 Tips for Hosting a Geocaching EventJuly 20, 2015In “Community”last_img read more

A new logging experience is coming to Geocaching.com

first_imgWe know that change has been prevalent here at HQ lately, and that it is not always easy. Now in our 17th year, we are addressing some growing pains that only come with being a game nearly two decades old. Namely, old code. Much of the website is unable to support the features today’s geocachers want and need, such as adding a favorite point and photo to a draft on Geocaching.com. Building a new logging page allows us to incorporate more robust features, respond faster to your feedback and any problems, localize our content to reach more geocachers, fix timezone issues, and make Geocaching.com mobile responsive. You may be wondering…When is the new logging page going live? Update: The new logging page is now live!We are introducing the new logging page through Drafts on the web. Start a draft on mobile and finish it on Geocaching.com to try out the new page. Due to the improved functionality with photos and favorite points, players will be unable to opt-out of the new logging page when completing a draft on Geocaching.com. A feedback banner is available for any questions or suggestions you may have! The new logging page for creating a new log is now live. You will still have the option of returning to the old logging page when creating a new log, but encourage you to try out the new page and provide any feedback. Feel free to review these forum notes for more information or any questions.What is new about it?Aside from a new look and improved usability, drafts created on the Geocaching® App, with photos and favorite points, can now be completed on the web. You can also add or remove a photo while composing your log on Geocaching.com. Lastly, we added an improved way to report a problem (Needs Maintenance/Needs Archived) while you’re logging a cache – no need to write two separate logs. Simply, select the “Needs maintenance” icon while logging the cache, choose the problem (ie. Logbook is full), and continue composing your log as normal. What does it look like? 1. Video Player00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. read more

Estate Planning Basics & Advanced Directives Webinar

first_imgBy Molly C. HerndonDr. Barbara O’Neill and Attorney Mary Benzinger, Senior Attorney for the U.S. Army at the Pentagon Army and Air Force Legal Assistance Office, will present this webinar that will focus on a number of estate planning topics that will help financial practitioners navigate this tricky process with clients, including:Probate and probate avoidanceFamily Favourite by Gareth Williams. Creative Commons CC BY 2.0.The advantages and limitations of willsTrustsEstate taxesBlended familiesLife insurance beneficiariesStates that have transfer on death for vehicles and real propertyPoor planning & minor childrenTestamentary trustsEstate planning resources, tips and tricksRegistration is now required for MFLN webinars. You can register for this event here. Here you can also find resources, a copy of the presentation slides, and join the webinar on Sept. 15 at 11 a.m. ET.last_img

Rajnath Singh requests Tripura Governor and DGP to check violence

first_imgAmid reports of sporadic violence in Tripura, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday spoke to the State governor and the DGP and asked them to ensure peace till a new government is installed, an official said.During the telephonic calls, Governor Tathagata Roy and DGP A.K. Shukla apprised the Union Home Minister about the prevailing situation in Tripura and steps taken to control the violence, which erupted following the BJP-IPFT alliances victory over the CPI-M, ousting the Manik Sarkar-led government in the just concluded Assembly elections.  Mr. Singh asked the governor and the DGP to check all kinds of violence and ensure peace till a new government is installed in Tripura, the home ministry official said.There have been reports of sporadic violence and clashes between rival political groups in different parts of Tripura after the election results were declared on Saturday.A statue of Left icon Lenin was also demolished at Belonia town in South Tripura yesterday with the help of a bulldozer.Tripura witnessed a change in rule after 25 years in the recently concluded Assembly elections. The BJP demolished the Left citadel in Tripura, winning a two-third majority with its ally, the IPFT. Watch: Statue of Vladimir Lenin brought down in Tripuralast_img read more