New location for free ‘Party in the Park’ teen festival

first_imgParty in The Park is back!  Donegal Youth Service is excited to announce that this year’s Party in the Park event is part of the 50th Anniversary of the Letterkenny International Folk Festival. This year the popular annual event for young people is taking place on Sunday the 25th of August from 3-6pm in the new location of O’Donnell Park, the home of St. Eunan’s GAA.  As always, entry is absolutely free. Donegal Youth Service have an action-packed day planned for all teenagers. A variety of bands, solo artists, DJs, and performers will be on stage from 3pm.  There will also be marquees offering festival face painting, henna tattoos, chill out zones, an information point, challenge games from The Cube TV show, and lots more.  There will be a wide range of music and performances on the day, with something to suit all tastes from Sheerbuzz, DJ Slothman, Lachlann O’Fionnain, Tadhg Brennan, Ryan Cunningham, Moyne Ulster Scots Highland Dancers, White Rose, marching bands and more to be announced.Youth Worker Dominic McGlinchey is looking forward to the big day and said “This year’s Party in the Park is part of the 50th Anniversary of the Letterkenny Folk Festival. Donegal Youth Service in partnership with Letterkenny Community Development Project and St. Eunan’s GAA Club are bringing their energies together under the Letterkenny International Folk Festival banner to bring the ultimate Family Fun Day, an event that will entertain everyone in the family.”There will be something for all ages on the day as the Letterkenny CDP will be running events for everyone in the family as part of the festival.  There will be face painting, games, children and adult racing, sports, obstacle race, health and fitness, foods prepared by various cultures, a photo booth, arts and crafts, animal farm, cartoon characters, fancy dress competition, wet sponge throwing, glamorous granny, trendiest Granda, and many more activities, games and information. Party in The Park is a strictly no alcohol event. Contact Donegal Youth Service on (074) 91 29630, e-mail [email protected], visit www.donegalyouthservice.ie, or call in to us at 16-18 Port Road, Letterkenny.  You can stay up to date with everything Party in The Park on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter. Donegal Youth Service is a registered charity. Charity No. CHY 15027.New location for free ‘Party in the Park’ teen festival was last modified: August 9th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Donegal Youth ServiceO’Donnell ParkParty in the parklast_img read more

Why Is Big Science Pro-Death?

first_imgBig Science and Big Media support abortion and assisted suicide for no scientific reason.What Trump’s US Supreme Court pick means for women’s health (New Scientist). To understand this headline, one needs to understand that “women’s health” is not about pap smears or cold medicine. It’s code for abortion. So is “women’s healthcare.” So is “reproductive rights.” Now we can understand what reporter Christina Cauterucci is talking about. She makes it clear further down, anyway; the whole article is about abortion, scaring readers about mean old Republicans who might restrict it.Neil Gorsuch (pictured), US president Donald Trump’s nominee for the vacancy on the country’s Supreme Court, is a consistently conservative judge who would enter the court at a critical moment for reproductive rights.Though Gorsuch, a federal judge on the 10th US Circuit Court of Appeals, has never ruled on an abortion rights case, his record shows him to be hostile to women’s healthcare and willing to give broad leeway to institutions that want to discriminate against them….Anti-abortion advocates believe Trump and his pick will lead their fight to overturn the 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, a strong, if imperfect, safeguard of abortion rights. A recent report from the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York found that 22 states would be likely to roll back abortion rights immediately if Roe were overturned.Abortions in US drop to lowest level since 1974 (Medical Xpress). This article pretends to be a balanced presentation about statistics. Why, then, does the first photo of “anti-abortion activists” show them lying on the ground in a “die-in,” their placards unreadable in the distance, but the second photo a picture of enthusiastic protestors with T-shirts and signs clearly reading, Protect Abortion Access, United for for Abortion Coverage, My Decision, and the like? Look carefully for bias, and you will see phrases about states “that protect abortion rights” spoken of favorably. In fact, abortion rights (loaded words) appears five times, but “pro-life” only once, in scare quotes. Elsewhere pro-lifers are described as “anti-abortion” or “anti-abortion rights” activists.Women’s access to birth control and abortion fading under Trump (New Scientist). This is another fearmongering article about mean old Republicans wanting to “discriminate” against women who just want the freedom to kill their babies. “Faced with the prospect of losing control of their reproductive rights,” one sentence begins. Doesn’t the unborn baby have any rights? Is not the right to life the first right mentioned in the Declaration of Independence? Half the unborn babies are females who, once aborted, have no reproductive rights at all. What’s this doing in “New Scientist” anyway? Where is the science? Where is the logic? This article goes far beyond journalism, too, by advocating resistance against Trump and his policies.Abortion rate halves if women have to go extra 100 miles (New Scientist). Despite what pro-lifers may think, this is not a celebration. It’s a lament. For instance, “because some healthcare providers were forced to stop offering abortions, some women could not get the services they were seeking,” Chelsea Whyte reports. Services? Since when is killing a human being a service? Try that logic on any other form of life-taking: because some gun stores were forced to stop selling guns, some hit men could not get the weapons they were seeking. Whatever does this have to do with science, anyway?Official abortion rate declined in Texas after law restricted access to clinics (Science Daily). This is another article pretending to share statistical information about causes and effects without bias, but the bias is there: the Texas law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges to hospitals presented “substantial evidence of negative effects on women’s access to care,” the article says. Care? What kind of logic calls killing a human being “care”? And why is this on “science daily”?More providers of safe abortion care can save thousands of women’s lives (Karolinska Institute). This has to be one of the most illogical headlines in recent memory. Abortion kills women in the womb: baby girls, that is, who will become women, along with baby boys. “Unsafe terminations claim tens of thousands of lives, particularly in the poorer parts of the world,” the press release says. So is the solution to kill even more? The death toll is the same or higher with abortion than without it. Why not tout the ideal solution? Improve prenatal care, so that mother and baby can live happily ever after.The Big Science culture of death doesn’t stop with abortion.Doctor-assisted suicide could save Canada up to $139 million each year, Alberta study suggests (National Post). Sharon Kirkey writes, “Doctor-assisted suicide could save Canada tens of millions of dollars annually by avoiding costly ‘end-of-life’ care, according to a provocative new analysis.” Medical ethics just had a heart attack. If society starts putting a price tag on human beings, watch out. The slippery slope has no bottom. No pressure, Grandpa, but you’re costing us a lot of money….Update 2/08/17: Nature published an article about the miracle of child development. Claire Ainsworth writes,Life starts with a puzzle. Out of sight in a mother’s womb, 3 billion letters of DNA code somehow turn into 3D bodies, all in the space of a mere 40 weeks. Fetuses form eyes, brains, hearts, fingers and toes — in processes that are meticulously coordinated in both time and space. Biologists have pieced together parts of this puzzle, but many gaps remain.Juxtapose that wonderful insight into something horrific: Planned Parenthood hosting pizza parties and giving out awards to center that increase their quota of abortions. Believe it or not, that’s what some ex-employees have revealed about what goes on at these death mills (source: Truth Revolt). And do you know the name of the worst serial killer in US history? It’s Kermit Gosnell, the abortionist who was imprisoned for the filthy conditions in his late-term abortion clinic. A book about this mass murderer is near the top hardback best seller, the publisher claims in a story on Breitbart News – yet the New York Times refuses to list the book in its best seller list.Update 2/09/17: Who could possibly be in favor of sex-selection abortions? The practice not only is profoundly anti-female, but has led to dangerous gender imbalances in China and India, where families often prefer males. Why, then, is Medical Xpress appalled at an Arkansas bill that would ban sex-selection abortions? The article favorably quotes an ACLU lawyer who says this: “Any law passed about an abortion performed pre-viability under the current law is unconstitutional. It doesn’t matter why. It doesn’t matter the method. There is very good potential for litigation because of this burden on women obtaining abortions that they want for whatever reason.” Such a statement borders on insanity, because it will certainly put a ‘burden on women’ in utero, a burden of death! Yet no pro-life rebuttals can be found in this article by Kelly P. Kissel. She writes of Republicans as obstacles out there who have an ‘”agenda” to restrict abortion.If Big Science cared about “science,” they would support the pro-life position. A fertilized egg has the full complement of human genes for a unique person, and given the chance, will carry out its embedded program all the way to birth and adulthood. The “product of conception” might be the next Beethoven or Einstein. What gives anyone the right to decide if it lives or dies? How dare they? What if someone had decided that for you when you were in the womb? We’ve previously recommended watching the testimony of Gianna Jessen who survived a saline abortion.We have to cringe at New Scientist’s mention of “Roe v. Wade, a strong, if imperfect, safeguard of abortion rights.” By common legal consensus, Roe v. Wade was a terrible decision, legally speaking. It invented a “right” out of thin air. The Constitution’s authors would be appalled. So now Trump wants to get an originalist justice on the Supreme Court, who will render decisions based on the plain meaning of the text as interpreted by the authors. Isn’t that a cause for celebration?The last article (above) about assisted suicide is very troubling. Years ago, Rod Serling produced a memorable episode for his series “The Twilight Zone” called “The Obsolete Man.” A dictator enjoyed making decisions about which citizens were useful to the regime, and which were obsolete. At one point, he determined a librarian was obsolete, and told him he would be terminated (YouTube). The librarian calmly read Scriptures as the timer counted down the time to the bomb that would kill him, as the dictator panicked at being found locked in with the victim (YouTube). Narrowly escaping, he recovered his composure until the Council decided he was obsolete for shaming the state with cowardice, whereupon he turned into a crybaby, calling out for mercy, blubbering “I’m not obsolete! I want to serve the State!” The council closes in on him, chanting, “obsolete! obsolete! obsolete!”  (See full episode on Vimeo.) Is this not what our culture does to generations of persons yet unborn?Recommended resource: On Evolution News and Views, Wesley J. Smith frequently writes about assisted suicide and other issues of medical ethics, anti-humanism, human exceptionalism and other topics of bioethics.(Visited 47 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

South African film chosen to air in the US

first_img10 September 2015The South African film, Ayanda and the Mechanic, is one of two acquisitions announced for Ava DuVernay’s African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement.Along with Out of My Hand, the South African film was chosen by the group following its screening at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Ayanda and the Mechanic won the Special Jury Prize in the World Fiction Competition at that festival.The new releases were an initiative to broaden the focus of the organisation and highlight the work of Latino, Asian, Native American, Middle Eastern and female filmmakers, the group said.It was founded by DuVernay in 2010 through a collaboration with key black film festivals and arts organisations. The American director, screenwriter, film marketer, and film distributor, was the writer and director of Selma (2014), the acclaimed biopic of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. DuVernay is the first female African American director to have a film nominated for the Oscar for Best Picture.Renamed Array on 8 September, the group will continue to release and champion movies by black filmmakers from the African diaspora, as well as those by women and other filmmakers of colour.Tilane Jones, the group’s executive director, told TheWrap that both these films were terrific. They reflected Array’s broadened scope.Actress Terry Pheto, the co-producer of Ayanda and the Mechanic, said DuVernay had long been a promoter and distributor of black independent films, reported South African newspaper The Citizen. “DuVernay herself recognises this and is proving to be a force to help bring about needed change,’ she said.“She is not only a savvy film marketer and acclaimed director, but also a black woman entrepreneur who is deeply committed to increasing the representation of black people on the big screen.’Pheto played a leading role as Miriam in the 2005 Oscar-winning feature film Tsotsi.So excited to announce that @Ayandamovie has been picked up for US distribution by the incredibly talented @AVAETC! pic.twitter.com/UhdSADfvVm— Terry Pheto (@TerryPheto) September 9, 2015The @Ayandamovie team is beyond grateful to have our film distributed in the US by @AVAETC, @SaraBlecher @News24 http://t.co/U3r0s66SQI— Terry Pheto (@TerryPheto) September 9, 2015Ayanda, the latest film by award-winning director Sara Blecher, is a tale of love, friendship and growth in contemporary South Africa. It opens in local cinemas on 2 October, and is set for release in the US in mid-November.The film has also been screened at prestigious film events such as the Cannes Film Festival.Source: TheWraplast_img read more

The Hustler’s Playbook: Friday People and Monday People

first_imgAre you a Monday person?Have you fallen into the trap of thinking like Friday People?What kind of freedom do you really want? Friday PeopleFriday People can’t wait for the weekend. They can’t wait to get away from their jobs. They don’t enjoy their work enough to want to do any work outside of their scheduled hours. For Friday People, the end of the week is freedom.Friday People think of their jobs as “the grind.” They dread Monday, they call Wednesday “hump day” to mark the halfway point of their week, and say “thank God it’s Friday,” to congratulate themselves for having survived another week at their job.This doesn’t make non-hustler Friday People bad people. It mostly means that they don’t find joy in their work, that it doesn’t provide meaning in their life, and that it isn’t something that they feel connects to their greater purpose. But Friday People seek the wrong freedom.Monday PeopleMonday People can’t wait to get back to their work. They enjoy their work and, instead of trying to escape their work, they’re excited by the prospect of another week of producing results.Monday People don’t refer to their work as “the grind,” they don’t say they’re “living the dream,” and they don’t count the hours until Friday at 5:00 PM. Monday People count outcomes, not hours.Monday People think of their jobs as their “work.” A job is something that someone pays you to do. Your work is something that you do because it is where you can make your contribution. It serves to help you live your purpose, and it helps give meaning to your life. Monday People find joy in their work.The results you produce in your life are largely based on what you believe and the actions you take based on those beliefs. If you believe that work is something to be avoided, or tolerated at best, then you will produce a certain set of results. If you believe your work is something to engage your whole, best self in doing, that it is about purpose and meaning, you will produce a very different set of results. You will also experience a greater sense of happiness and fulfillment.Hustlers are Monday People. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

4 more Indian athletes fail dope test ahead of CWG

first_imgEmbarrassment piled on India on Wednesday barely a month ahead of the Commonwealth Games with four athletes, including three in Games squad, failing their ‘B’ sample dope tests while a weightlifter was also caught for a banned substance in New Delhi.The ‘B’ samples of two Commonwealth Games-bound swimmers — Richa Mishra and Jyotsana Pansare — and a shot putter Saurabh Vij returned positive for methylhexaneamine.Haryana discus thrower Aakash Antil, who was not in the Games squad, also failed his ‘B’ sample test for the same methylhexaneamine.”Richa, Jyotsana, Saurabh and Antil’s ‘B’ samples have tested positive. So we are sending them what is called the second notice to face (NADA) disciplinary panel. We have asked the panel chief to fix an early date for a hearing. All of them have tested positive for methylhexaneamine,” NADA Director General Rahul Bhatnagar told PTI today.”The punishment to be handed on them will be decided by the disciplinary panel,” he added.Bhatnagar also confirmed that 53kg woman weightlifter Sanamacha Chanu, who was added in the Commonwealth Games core group in August last year but did not make it to the CWG squad announced last month, tested positive for methylhexaneamine.”One lifter Thingbaijam Sanba (Sanamacha) Chanu has tested positive for methylhexaneamine,” he said.The 31-year-old Chanu, one of the most successful woman weightlifters in the country and an Arjuna awardee in 2000, returned positive in the NADA test conducted at the Commonwealth Games trials here last month.She is expected to face life ban if her ‘B’ sample also turns out to be positive and she is unable to clear her name before a NADA appeal panel since she had already been banned for two years after flunking a dope test at 2004 Athens Olympics.advertisementChanu’s dope flunk came days after Indian Weightlifting Federation completed payment of a hefty USD 5 lakh fine to the international body after its six lifters failed WADA dope tests conducted last September.The country’s lifters were allowed to take part in next month’s Commonwealth Games here after the CWG OC gave an interest-free loan of Rs 1.75 crore for the IWF to pay the remaining two instalments of the USD 5 lakh fine by August 31.Indian Weightlifting Federation Secretary Sahdev Yadav said that one lifter, who was not in the Commonwealth Games squad announced last month, had returned positive for a banned substance but refused to divulge the name.”One lifter has tested positive but under rules we don’t give names till the ‘B’ sample result comes. The ‘B’ sample result is expected to come by Monday. But I can say that the lifter is not among the Commonwealth Games squad,” he said.The two swimmers Richa and Jyotsana can now apply to appear before the NADA disciplinary panel to plead their case but they would be out of Commonwealth Games.Swimming Federation of India Secretary Virender Nanavati said that Richa and Jyotsana would not compete in the Commonwealth Games.”They can now appear before the NADA disciplinary panel on their application. But that is more of a formality and they are technically out of the Commonwealth Games,” Nanavati said.Richa, who was adjudged the best female swimmer of the 64th National Aquatic Championship in Jaipur, and Jyotsana were named in the CWG swimming squad.Delhi boy Saurabh was also named in the CWG squad. Antil, a young Haryana discus thrower, was not among the CWG core group.Today’s dope results came two days after the ‘B’ samples of six wrestlers also testing positive for methylhexanamine.The stimulant, which was widely available in dietary supplements and added in the WADA list of banned substances only this year, has been in the centre of a controversy with as many as 11 athletes returning positive in the past week.Four of them — men’s freestyle wrestlers Rajiv Tomar (120kg), who was conferred Arjuna Award last month, Sumit (74kg) and Mausam Khatri (96kg) and women’s freestyle wrestler Gursharanpreet Kaur (72kg) — were removed from Commonwealth Games squad.Rahul Mann (60kg men’s freestyle) and Joginder Singh (55kg men’s Greco Roman) were the other two wrestlers found positive.last_img read more