first_imgFather Alec Reid, the priest who was filmed administering the last rites to two British soldiers who were killed at an IRA funeral in 1988, passed away.ESB unions issued a threat of strike action pending a meeting with company bosses next week.24 organisations providing services on behalf of the HSE were confirmed to be in breach of remuneration and pay policy.Transport Minister Leo Varadkar said that the government has too much control over the Dáil.A student who was falsely accused of dodging a taxi fare was granted a stay on court costs awarded against him.The government pledged to address a ‘serious gap in the law’ on hit-and-run incidents.Tom Gilmartin, a key witness from the Mahon Tribunal, died.A 36-year-old woman was killed in a single car collision in Cork.The three women rescued from 30 years of captivity in London are doing “remarkably well“.A body of a man was found in a car park in Bray, raising concerns about homelessness in the town.Police in Derry dealt with an “elaborate hoax” involving three suspicious devices.One of the largest fishing vessels in the world was detained by the Irish Naval Service.A former Cork lord mayor was found guilty of sexually assaulting a teenage girl. [RTÉ] INTERNATIONALThe eternal flame flickers in the early morning light at the grave of John F. Kennedy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)#UNITED STATES: Today marked the fifty years since the assassination of President John F Kennedy. Here’s the moment it was announced on CBS News in 1963.#JAPAN: €53 million worth of cocaine washed up on a beach south of Tokyo.#SOUTH AFRICA: Media defied a government warning and published pictures of the President’s private home, which had been revamped using taxpayers money.#LATVIA: At least 48 people died in a shopping centre collapse. [BBC]INNOVATIONLG admitted to collecting data from smart TVs.Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said that government censorship could end in a decade.Three nanosatellites were released from the International Space Station. [NASA]China unveiled a new stealth combat drone.PARTING SHOTToday not only marks the fiftieth anniversary of JFK’s death, but also that of author CS Lewis, who passed away just one hour before JFK’s assassination. Here’s a clip from the 2005 film remake of the author most famous work, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe from The Chronicles of Narnia.Originally published 9.30pmHere’s what happened yesterday > Updated 9.31pmNEED TO CATCH up? brings you a round-up of today’s news…Father Alec Reid who passed away today aged 82. (Image Credit: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland)IRELANDlast_img

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first_imgLONDON (CMC):Sprint sensation Usain Bolt has given Ireland’s rugby team a boost as they prepare to kick off their World Cup campaign this weekend, squad officials have said.Bolt, the world’s fastest man, had a surprise meeting with the team ahead of its opening World Cup match against Canada in Cardiff on Saturday.Irish hooker Rory Best said the meeting had been “unbelievable” and gave the Ireland team the boost it needed ahead of the campaign.”It was great just to get his thoughts on things,” Best said.The six-time gold medallist had dinner with the Irish squad in London before they lost to England in a friendly last week.Bolt defeated his American rival, Justin Gatlin, twice to win the sprint double at the recent World Championships in Beijing, China, after an injury-disrupted season.”The big thing, from our point of view, was that he says when he goes into championships and he feels good, he knows he’s going to perform,” said Best.”It’s not necessarily about how events leading into it have gone. It is about how he’s feeling himself.”back-to-back defeatsIreland are hoping for a successful World Cup campaign, following two recent back-to-back defeats by Wales and England.”From our point of view, we’re feeling pretty good at the minute. But, obviously, the results over the last two games haven’t gone the way we wanted,” Best said.”He (Bolt) has a lot of self-belief. He knows when he prepares well and is ready, he can perform.”last_img

first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC His entry bolsters a gutted Batang Pier backcourt rotation which depended heavily on scorers Stanley Pringle and Jonathan Grey.Javelona will be the latest to join GlobalPort’s hard-knocks guard collection, which already features Nico Elorde, Michael Juico, and Jeff Viernes. ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo from ASEAN Basketball LeaguePao Javelona is taking his act back to the PBA.The stingy defender earned his return ticket to the pro league after his stellar play with San Miguel Alab Pilipinas in its championship run in the 2018 ASEAN Basketball League.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:13New Year: Sydney celebrates start of 2020 under toxic cloud02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ FEU escapes JRU to stay perfect in Filoil Preseason cup Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Team manager Bonnie Tan confirmed that GlobalPort signed the 6-foot guard for the remainder of the season.Javelona, 25, was drafted in the third round of the 2016 PBA Draft by Phoenix but was the final cut from the team’s roster for that season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAfer that, the former NU Bulldog played for Marinerong Pilipino in the PBA D-League before  taking his act to the ABL this past season.Javelona averaged 4.4 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in 12.2 minutes in the regional league, but upped his game in the playoffs and helped San Miguel Alab Pilipinas win the title over five hard-fought games against Mono Vampire of Thailand. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ View commentslast_img

first_imgFor more information or to make a donation, please contact Tracy Hoffman at 250-785-4429. CORRECTION- Visions of Change not only fundraises to help send students to lend support in foreign countries, it also makes charitable donations of money, supplies and services to those countries.Despite recent confusion, North Peace Secondary School is involved with two non-profit organizations.Along with Visions of Change, students at the school are also involved in the Seeds of Learning Organization. Unlike Visions of change, who raise money to help send students to lend support in foreign countries, Seeds of Learning is dedicated to raising funds strictly for donation purposes.- Advertisement -The foundation helps raise money for education assistance. Specifically, Seeds of Learning helps to provide scholarships and education opportunities for people in Central America.According to Seeds of Learning participant Tracy Hoffman, some people have come to believe that Seeds of Learning has become Visions of Change or are not longer an active foundation. She says this is not the case and that both still do exist in Fort St. John.This article is not intended to give priority to either foundation. Hoffman wants people to know that Seeds of Learning are still working to raise funds and are currently working on upcoming fundraisers to help raise money for this great cause.Advertisementlast_img

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