first_imgIt has been confirmed that the much-awaited Ramelton Christmas lights will not go ahead this year.The decision has come as a major financial blow to the business community where the Christmas Lights Show over a five-week period increased footfall substantially and added greatly to the profile of the town.The Tirconail Tribune ollowing a meeting of the lights committee earlier this week, they reluctantly decided not to go ahead with the lights due to circumstances that developed during the Lennon Festival and which remain unresolved. According to Anthony McCahill who has played a pivotal role in many voluntary projects in the town over the years he said this was a committee decision that was forced on them as a result of unsubstantiated allegations.He has challenged anyone who made allegations that portrayed the Lennon Committee or himself in a negative light, either on social media or otherwise to substantiate those claims.Mr. McCahill said that all video footage of alleged ‘incidents’ about damage to property during the festival is there for all to view and he has challenged those involved in promoting this agenda to stand up and be counted… to apologise and clear the good name of the Festival committee and their characters.News of the decision not to have the Christmas Lights display in Ramelton has come as a huge disappointment where thousands of people flocked to view the county’s most exciting and original lights display that stretched for over a kilometre. Mr. McCahill has stressed that the lights are the property of the community.“The lights belong to everyone that contributed to their purchase and rumours that they have been sold are completely untrue. If any group wishes to put up the lights then they are welcome to them and I wish them well,” he added.The Ramelton Lights project began in 2011 and orginally local personalities were given the honour of switching them on.But in more recent times the big band names, Jimmy Buckley, Robert Mizzell and Cliona Hagan thrilled the hordes that to came to Gamble’s Square for the opening nights.Community and business sources in the town have expressed serious dismay at this latest development with fears that other voluntary projects including the Lennon Festival may also be at risk. Anthony McCahill has paid a sincere thanks to everyone that has contributed to the expenditure on the lights. The workers and all other voluntary projects in which he’s been associated with over many years.He said he sincerely regrets that this decision has been forced on the Christmas Lights Committee.Disappointment as plug is pulled on Ramelton’s Christmas lights was last modified: November 17th, 2019 by StephenShare 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:cancelledCHristmasLIGHTSRameltonlast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation recently awarded $17,000 in grants to six organizations to aid them in their efforts to promote and improve Ohio’s agricultural industry as well as make a difference in their communities.The foundation’s Action & Awareness Grants focused on four core areas: economic development, education, environment and the human-animal bond. The grant amounts ranged from $2,000 to $3,000. Supported by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, the foundation is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, public, charitable organization registered in Ohio.Grant recipients and projects:Acres of Adventure for its Ag Career Exploration Area, which will highlight career opportunities in agricultural fields such as ag technology, plant science, natural resources, biotechnology, ag business, food science and ag mechanics.Bowling Green State University for its Kids’ Tech University program, which sparks students’ interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). This year’s featured speaker will focus on the science of plant nutrient uptake and assimilation.Muskingum Soil & Water Conservation District to help it build upon its farm-to-school project with Zanesville City Schools.Ohio Energy Project to help fund two professional development workshops that give teachers behind-the-scenes access to the energy industry.Ohio State University Foundation to support its efforts to promote and provide resources for Ohio food processors.Seneca Soil & Water Conservation District for mobile video technology that will reinforce agriculture and conservation lessons for those who visit its conservation farms.The next round of funding for Action & Awareness grants is now open. To apply, visit https://ofbf.org/foundation/aagrants/.last_img read more

first_imgThe Pakistan army on Wednesday targeted dozens of forward posts and villages with artillery guns along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri and Poonch districts, officials said. The intense shelling and firing from across the border continued throughout the night in Sunderbani sector of Rajouri district, while it started in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch in the early hours of Wednesday, they said. Officials said the Indian Army retaliated strongly and effectively, and the exchange of heavy fire caused panic among the border residents. However, there was no report of any casualty on the Indian side, they said. Pakistan had resorted to cross-border firing at Nowshera and Sunderbani in Rajouri and Krishna Ghati in Poonch on Tuesday as well. While the cross-border skirmishes lasted for over three hours in Nowshera sector which left a soldier injured, the firing in Krishna Ghati took place from 6 pm to 8:15 pm. Firing in Sunderbani sector started at 8:30 pm Tuesday and ended around 4:30 am on Wednesday, the officials said. Minutes later, they said the guns once again roared in Krishna Ghati sector and firing was underway between the two sides when last reports were received.There has been a spurt in ceasefire violations by Pakistan after India’s preemptive air strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camp in Balakot on February 26 following the February 14 suicide bombing in Pulwama in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. Four civilians, including three members of a family, were killed and several others injured in over 60 incidents of ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the LoC in Rajouri and Poonch last week.last_img read more

first_imgGolden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, center, speaks to reporters at his basketball camp in Walnut Creek, Calif., Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)WALNUT CREEK, California — A rich new contract in hand, Stephen Curry is more determined than ever to give back both his time and financial resources wherever he is needed in the Bay Area.The Golden State Warriors superstar has yet to make a major purchase for himself since finalizing the $201 million, five-year contract late last month.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo “I don’t know the ins and outs of what conversations are going on. It’s obviously surprising, but at the end of day nothing’s really surprising when it comes to story lines and things like that from year to year,” Curry said. “It’s just kind of the nature of the beast. I’m sure if something does happen I’ll be able to talk about it more but right now he’s still on Cleveland’s team.”While Curry received his hefty new deal, Warriors general manager Bob Myers kept nearly the entire title team intact for another championship chase.“It’s huge because we have great potential and opportunity to do some amazing things and win more championships,” Curry said. “When you have that chemistry, you don’t want it to end. You don’t want to have to kind of start over. I wouldn’t necessarily say rebuild, just take advantage of the camaraderie and the chemistry and the vibe that we’ve created around the Warriors organization.”It’s another whirlwind summer for Curry, who made an impressive appearance in last week’s Web.com Ellie Mae Classic golf tournament before missing the cut in the tournament, which is one step below the PGA Tour.Two championships in three years is pretty special, and he never forgets that.ADVERTISEMENT NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters “I don’t want to get too deep into it but for the last couple years trying to figure out how I can make the most impact off the court on a consistent and impactful basis,” the 29-year-old Curry said Monday, going on two months after winning another NBA title. “Going forward and obviously keying in on the Bay Area specifically to hopefully leave a lasting impact for all the good that has happened in my life and my family here since I’ve been here the last eight years.“Obviously over the next five to really impact the community for the better and use my platform, not only just dollars but my platform and connections and ideas to make that happen. The contract puts more of a responsibility to make that happen and I’m obviously aware of that. And I have a great team around me that’s going to help me do that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThis week, the two-time NBA MVP is hosting his fourth annual SC30 Select Camp with about two dozen of the top high school players at The John Muir Ultimate Fieldhouse before a showcase event Tuesday night at Kezar Pavilion in San Francisco. He dazzled the prospects with his shooting routine, provided coaching and even took part in some 3-on-3 right along with the campers.Curry said not much surprises him anymore when it comes to NBA drama such as Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving’s request to be traded and no longer play alongside LeBron James. They won a championship together in 2016 before the Warriors won the June rematch. McGregor’s biggest rival: ‘No way’ Conor beats Mayweather LATEST STORIES “I think about it every day and it kind of helps me put things in perspective, how blessed I am to be able to do what I’m able to do on and off the floor, the opportunities I have to even run a camp like this. Because I used to go to the camps of guys who played before me and learn from them and just be kind of awe-struck and eyes wide open trying to learn as much as I could,” he said. “Fast forward to these last few years and now I’m on the other side of that equation giving back to the next generation of players. All of that is very surreal but it’s humbling just to be in that position. 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