The community of Dungloe are launching a unique Christmas lights campaign to make the town’s Main Street dazzle this festive season and many more into the future.The new lights will be switched on by the 2019 Mary from Dungloe Roisin Maher.The Children’s Parade committee has taken delivery of almost 2000 bulbs and brackets (Angel Wings) which will light up and criss-cross the Main Street from top to bottom. In order to pay for the new lights we have embarked on a ONCE OFF ambitious fundraising campaign.A committee spokesperson said “At the moment we are selling the bulbs around the town and on-line for €5. We have asked the people of Dungloe and surrounding communities to remember someone who is absent this Christmas with a dedicated Christmas bulb to make DUNGLOE GLOW.“Our volunteers worked tirelessly last year to erect the old lights and they will do so again this year to put up the NEW LIGHTS.“Moving forward we need your help to make the lights a reality.” “So we are pleading with you to sponsor an Angel Wings (bracket) which will hold up the lights at points throughout the main street.”The committee said this is a once of plea for help, in this the first year, as every year after volunteers will erect the lights and no further money will be needed.The spokesperson added that they will offer YOUR BUSINESS FREE publicity THIS YEAR and EVERY YEAR after that on social media with your business being named as a sponsor throughout the social media spectre, when the Childrens Parade takes place each year.The spokesperson added “With your help the Dungloe can look forward to a Christmas glow and create an atmosphere our children and future generation of our community will enjoy.“Whatever amount you can contribute to this worth cause will be most welcome and without your support it would not be possible.” Dungloe’s plan to make their Main Street dazzle this Christmas was last modified: November 23rd, 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)
Boeing has unveiled a 747-8 Freighter painted in the livery of the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks to urge the team on in the upcoming Super Bowl XLVIII this Sunday.Boeing is a sponsor of the Seattle Seahawks and has partnered with the team for more than a decade on programs in the Puget Sound area.”The Seahawks have been an inspiration to our entire community throughout this incredible season,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner. “We’re honored that we could join together two Northwest icons, the Seahawks and the 747, for this special salute from the entire Boeing team.”This 747-8 is owned by Boeing and currently being used for flight testing. The special livery features the distinctive Seahawks logo and a “12” on the tail to salute the team’s fans. The airplane will make its first flight in its new livery on Thurs, January 30.And with such an event comes some fascinating comparison and stats.One of the most fascinating – and believable for anyone who has been to a Sea Hawks game – is that the crowd noise from the Sea Hawks fans is an incredible 38 times louder than a 747 at take-off.The other is that Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s longest pass this season, 80 yards (240 ft.), was almost the same length as a 747-8 fuselage (243.5 ft.)”The 747 team is proud that one of our airplanes could be used as a tribute to the Seahawks’ success this season and a rallying cry for the team as they prepare for the Super Bowl,” said Eric Lindblad, vice president and general manager, 747 program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.”The partnerships we have with the Seahawks and others are making a positive difference in the communities where Boeing employees live and work. We join with all Seahawks fans in wishing the team success on Sunday.”
NEW DELHI: Metro train passengers in the country can now carry a heavier bag as the weight limit has been increased to 25 kg from 15 kg. According to rules notified by the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry on August 27, only one bag weighing up to 25 kg is allowed and baggage in the form of bundles will not not permitted on metro trains. The government has amended the Metro Railways (Carriage and Ticket) Rules, 2014. “No person shall, while travelling in metro railway, carry with him any goods other than one baggage containing personal belongings not exceeding 80 centimetres x 50 centimetres x 30 centimetres in size and 25 kilograms in gross weight, except with prior approval of the metro railway administration,” the notification stated. For dedicated metro trains for airports, the ministry has also allowed one bag weighing up to 32 kilograms. Baggage in form of bundles will also not be allowed on airport metro trains.
Kolkata: Derek O’Brien, Trinamool Congress spokesperson and the party’s Rajya Sabha MP, has criticised BJP national president Amit Shah for “circulating lies about Bengal to reap political benefits.”On the other hand, senior TMC leader Chandrima Bhattacharya said a legal notice is likely to be served to Amit Shah for “deliberately circulating lies.” The TMC in all probability will resort to legal step if Shah does not tender apology. On Facebook Live, O’Brien said: “The body language of Amit Shah shows that the BJP is really scared and so it had to take recourse to lies”. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedComing down heavily on Shah, O’Brien said he had given information on Kanyashree project “wrongly to mislead people.” He said Shah had alleged that the state government had copied Kanyashree project from the Centre’s Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao. Incidentally, Derek said the Kanyashree scheme in Bengal was introduced two years before Beti Bachao Beti Padhao and till date, the state government has spent Rs 6,000 crore giving benefits to almost 60 lakh girls. The Centre, under Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseBeti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme has spent Rs 600 crore for the entire country. “BJP president should know what he is saying,” O’Brien remarked. It may be mentioned that Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee had asked party leaders to vehemently counter lies and half-truths which the BJP is circulating on social media. She had also instructed party leaders to hold meeting places within 72 hours where the BJP had organised rallies to counter their lies politically which the BJP leaders are circulating deliberately. Accordingly, a huge rally under the leadership of Suvendu Adhikari will take place in East Midnapore on Sunday. Derek further maintained that Shah has wrongly said that “Mission Nirmal Bangla” is a copy of the Centre’s Swachh Bharat mission. He said: “Shah should know that Mission ‘Nirmal Bangla’ was started in 2013 much ahead of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan which started on October 2, 2014. Nadia was the first district in the country to become Open Defecation Free. More than 95 percent of the districts in Bengal have become ODF.” O’Brien also added that the BJP national president has stated that there is no industrial growth in Bengal. The real picture is that Bengal’s growth is 11.4 percent which is more than the national growth at 4.4 percent. “The state ranks first in MSME, ease of doing business and skill development,” he said. Rebutting Shah’s claim that no Durga and Saraswati pujas are allowed in Bengal, Derek said more than 30,000 community Durga pujas are held in Bengal and Saraswati puja is held in more than 10,000 schools. Moreover, a grand carnival is held on Red Road every year to showcase immersion. Demolishing Shah’s claim that cows are being smuggled through the Indo-Bangladesh border, Derek stated that the border fencing is the responsibility of the Home Ministry.