Green light for Donegal school building projects

first_img Pinterest Pinterest By News Highland – June 26, 2020 Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Green light for Donegal school building projects Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Local contractors have been given the green light for building to start on major projects for two schools in Donegal – St Mary’s Stranorlar and Scoil Cholmcille Letterkenny.St. Mary’s is to become a new 24 classroom school and Scoil Cholmcille is to get eight new classrooms, a hall, ball courts, removal of prefabs and works on the grounds.Two local contractors have successfully secured the projects – Boyle Construction for St Mary’s and Dorrian Construction for Scoil Cholmcille.Education Minister Joe McHugh says it’s a major news for both areas:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Facebook WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNews Previous articleOver 870 Donegal people on social welfare for over a decadeNext articleMet Eireann issues thunderstorm warning for northwest News Highland WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+last_img read more

Special Guests Added To Exciting Bernie Sanders Benefit Ft. Members Of Phish, Dead & Co And More

first_imgNext Monday, April 18th, a host of incredible musicians will descend upon The Hall At MP in Brooklyn, NY for “Get Out And Vote For Bernie,” a benefit show for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. With the New York primary scheduled for April 19th, funk group Kung Fu will be hosting the festivities, with previously-announced guest appearances from Jon Fishman (Phish), Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company/Allman Brothers Band), and Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band).We’re excited to announce that some additional artists and personalities have been added to the event. Musically, Kat Wright will add her indomitable vocals to the mix, Jason Hann of SCI/EOTO will be joining in, and DJ Logic will contribute his signature style to the performance. Not only that, but comedian/activist Jamie Kilstein will be talking about Sanders and his campaign. Kilstein has appeared on Conan, but also has spoken on programs like Up with Chris Hayes and Countdown with Keith Olbermann.The lineup continues to grow, as more and more personalities are feeling the burn. With some opening support from LoveDeep, and plans for a webcast soon to be announced, we can’t wait for you to “Get Out And Vote For Bernie”!Details about the event can be found here. You can also contribute to the Bernie Sanders campaign by visiting his website.last_img read more

Listen To Brooklyn Jam Band Escaper’s Funky New Single “Castles” [Premiere]

first_imgBrooklyn based five-piece instrumental rockers Escaper showcase an excellent sound, fusing influences of rock, funk and jazz into their danceable spacey jams. The band recently joined the Ropeadope Records roster, and are set to release their debut album in 2017. Back by the potent melodies of Will Hanza (guitar), the funky tight rhythm section of Andrew Nesbitt (drums) and Jay Giacomazzo (bass), and the lyrical textures of Adam Ahuja (keys) and Johnny Butler (sax), there’s no telling how high this band can climb.The members are all experienced musicians, cutting their jibs with groups like Breakneck Boys, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, and even Beyonce. When they come together, their sound is a reckoning force of funky fusion music. With the new album due out soon, we got with Escaper to offer up a first taste of this new exciting release.Listen to the debut single “Castles”, streaming below.Escaper also recently turned heads at the Brooklyn Bowl, performing at the Billy Breathes Phish tribute show alongside Aqueous, Jimkata and many more. Check out a live video of their performance of “Castles” in the embedded YouTube below.Be sure to keep up with this exciting young band on their website!last_img read more

Ratcliffe Scholarship

first_imgWhile classrooms offer important skills and opportunities, not all lessons fit within four walls. Real-world experiences can be more valuable to a student’s education than hours spent in lecture halls. The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Ratcliffe Scholars Program allows students to expand their education off-campus by offering $5,000 experiential learning scholarships. The program helps support students who want to participate in out-of-classroom experiences, including internships, study abroad programs, research opportunities or other experiential learning activities.This year, four students were awarded this scholarship, and each student is using the scholarship to better their education in their own individual ways.Kameron Landeen, an agriscience and environmental systems major at UGA, is planning on participating in the CAES Food Production, Culture and the Environment May session program in Spain.“This scholarship is helping me build my experiences outside of a traditional classroom that will prepare me as a future 4-H agent,” Landeen said. “With a constantly evolving world, we need to learn how to see from a different point of view, and the Ratcliffe Scholarship is allowing me to do that by studying abroad and working with a community to benefit others.”Justin Stevenson wants to use his studies in environmental economics and management to help build a greener and more sustainable food system. He will use his Ratcliffe Scholarship to spend a semester in Zurich, Switzerland, studying sustainability.“My spring 2020 study abroad to Zurich, Switzerland, will allow me to specialize my passions through specialized environmental education and bring knowledge of green cities and infrastructures back to America for widespread adoption and development,” Stevenson said.While his academic program has prepared him in a more general sense, he hopes his time in Switzerland will give him a specific goal to pursue.Sarah Yount, a third-year entomology major, will use her scholarship to intern in Washington, D.C., during the spring semester.“Participating in this program will allow me to get real-world experience at the Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit Lab and the Smithsonian Institute Museum of Natural History, both of which are organizations I hope to work for when I graduate from the University of Georgia,” Yount said. “Without this award, the entire opportunity would not be possible.”While in D.C., Yount will dive into subjects such as DNA genetic testing of mosquitoes and identifying scorpions that are not only pests, but dangerous to our military. She hopes that this program will lead to a job with the Department of Defense or the Smithsonian Institution.Justin Peterman, a horticulture major minoring in Spanish, originally wanted to focus his project around improving his Spanish, but found an opportunity to enhance both of his fields of study at a botanical garden in Chiapas, Mexico.“As my interest in horticulture, and life for that matter, seem more and more to be pushing me towards Latin America, the Ratcliffe Scholarship has arisen as a very fortunate catalyst to helping me get started in this endeavor,” Peterman said. “The Ratcliffe Scholarship has provided me an opportunity — the chance to move into a new area to pursue fully an interest of mine.”His project will focus on the “collection and upkeep of plant species within a biodiversity hot spot in an attempt to accurately represent the biodiversity of the region.” He plans on staying in Mexico after the 12-week program is over to continue volunteering in the garden.For more information about experiential learning programs available through CAES, visit read more

February One of the Warmest on Record

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Last month was the third-warmest February on record—a distinction that wouldn’t shock anyone who enjoyed Mother Nature’s much-appreciated spring tease over the last few weeks.The National Weather Service’s Upton office reported that February’s average monthly temperature was 37.8 degrees. The reading was .08 degrees cooler than the record established in 1998 and slightly below the second-warmest Februaries in 1984 and 2012. The weather service’s Islip record books date back to 1984. It was entirely possible for the month to claim the record books, given that February ended with a string of 11 days boasting average temperatures above freezing, including a pair hitting 65. On Tuesday, forecasters recorded a high of 58, the final day of the month. Alas, it was not warm enough to push February 2017 into the record books. In total, there were nine days that topped 50 degrees, including four that exceeded 60 degrees. The warm days outpaced the handful of days that averaged temperatures at or below freezing. Forecasters attributed the unseasonably warm climate to an “early spring-like pattern.” By comparison, this past February was 2.1 degrees warmer than last year and a remarkable 16.2 degrees higher than February 2015—the coldest February on record. Since Mother Nature has a cruel way of humbling us, those heartened by February’s warm embrace should not get too comfortable jut yet. While Wednesday will top off in the 60s, the upcoming forecast isn’t so inviting. On Thursday night, the mercury will drop into the 20s and make only a modest climb into the high 30s on Friday, which could see some light snow. Friday evening will be in the teens, and Saturday will be around freezing. In the meantime, you can set your countdown to spring, which is only 19 days away.Related: A Look Back at the Brutal Winter of 2015last_img read more