LUH to light up for Baby Loss Awareness Week

first_imgLetterkenny University Hospital will be lit up in a special way this Tuesday in memory of all babies lost in pregnancy or at or soon after birth.Baby Loss Awareness Week (09-15 October) is an international event that aims to raise awareness of the issues affecting families who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or a baby.On Tuesday 15th October, pink and blue light will shine on Letterkenny University Hospital as part of the ‘Wave of Light’ display. The global event aims to let families know that they are not alone.Throughout Ireland and across the world, landmarks and buildings will be illuminated in pink and blue on 15 October as part of a continuous wave of light around the globe in honour of babies who have died through miscarriage, stillbirth or in the neonatal period.LUH to light up for Baby Loss Awareness Week was last modified: October 11th, 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)last_img read more

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Kamte: a new chapter in SA golf

first_img2 January 2008It has taken more than three decades for South Africa to produce a young black international campaigner; 32 years for someone to follow in the footsteps of 1976 French Open winner Vincent Tshabalala and make it onto the European Tour circuit.For South Africans, the long wait is over. On 20 November, a humble young player from the Eastern Cape wrote a new chapter in South African golf history when he earned his passage to Europe with the 23rd card at the Final Stage Qualifier.On hearing the news that James Kamte had earned his card for the 2008 European Tour season, nine-time Major winner Gary Player was elated.“When I met James, I told him he had the ability to go all the way,” Player said. “James has the temperament, the personality and determination of a champion. He will be a wonderful ambassador for South Africa. His achievements will open a floodgate of talent among the next generation.”Vincent Tshabalala, who was ranked the number one long-iron player on the Sunshine Tour in 1976, agreed with his former sponsor, adding that Kamte has the game, the talent and the ability to listen and learn, which will see him count among the world’s best in years to come.“James came to me a couple of years ago at Gillooleys Driving Range in Johannesburg, looking for advice on a particular chip-shot,” Tshabala said. “I guided him, he listened and he has since executed that shot to great affect.“I also told him that a champion in the making has the ability to use all 14 clubs in the bag,” Tshabalala added. “Everyone can hit a driver, but only champions know when to settle for an iron.“Two years ago, he was hammering his driver around every course. Now we see him using a 3-wood, 1- and 2-irons, chipping with confidence and giving himself chances when the putter runs cold. That is the sign of a champion in the making.”Humble beginningsKamte’s road to Europe has been eventful, paved both with hardships and good fortune.From the obscurity of a Queenstown township, this former caddie has risen into the big time and with it, the glitz, glamour, sponsorships and pressure that come with being South Africa’s rising black star.But for “The Cobra”, everything is about right now . owning a title on the Sunshine Tour, owning a European Tour card, getting married to his long-time fiance Nicky – the wedding took place in December – and being a father to six-month old Tumi.Kamte travels with a signature smile that almost touches the corners of his eyes, and the unwavering faith that this journey is all part of his destiny.“I have kept my trust in God and I allow him to guide this journey,” says Kamte. “I have always maintained that, as long as you put in the hard work, God will do the rest.“The biggest lesson I’ve learnt this past year is that God picks the time,” says Kamte. “No matter how hard I work, how much I trust, I needed to learn that He decides the where and when.”Going proA protege of St Francis Golf Club and, later, the Ernie Els Golf Foundation, Kamte arrived on the pro scene in 2003 under the watchful eye of coach Gavan Levenson.“I was so out of my depth when I turned pro,” says Kamte, who ranked 138th after eight starts at the end of his rookie season.“You think because you’re hot on the amateur scene, you know what you’re doing, but it’s a wake-up call when you are suddenly thrown in the deep end with guys that can really play.“Gavan guided me along and the guys on the Sunshine Tour took me in, you know, they supported me and showed me the way. I got to 32nd on the money list in 2004. I think that was when I really knew I could go all the way.”In February 2006, Kamte rose to prominence when he challenged at the Telkom PGA Championship, but his lack of experience under pressure showed in the final round. He tied for third, then capped the season with a tie for eighth at the season-ending Vodacom Tour Championship at CCJ.Ranked a career-high 25th on the final Sunshine Tour Order of Merit, Kamte was also the highest-ranked black player for the season, a feat he would repeat at the end of 2006 when he climbed to a final ranking of 21st.“Vincent Tshabalala was 34 when he ranked 15th in 1976, and that is still the record. But I am edging closer all the time. Besides, I still have 10 years to catch up,” jokes Kamte, who ranks 16th on the current Sunshine Tour money list.That same year, Kamte became the first black South African to qualify for the Challenge Tour’s Peugeot Challenge in Barcelona.“It was fantastic to qualify,” he says. “I wasn’t thinking about winning or being the first black player, I just wanted a good finish among the stiff competition. That’s when you learn, when you can gain from the experience of playing with some of the finest golfers in Europe.”Aiming for EuropeAt the start of the 2007 season, Kamte was clear about his goals.“I’ve learnt a lot on the Sunshine Tour and I intend to keep on learning and improving so that I can campaign overseas on a regular basis,” he said at the time. “Mr Player told me last year that all I lacked was the belief that I could win.“My goal is to win on the Sunshine Tour this year and get my Challenge Tour card for 2008. Then it’s straight to the European Tour.”Little did Kamte know that not only would he achieve both goals, he would also pass GO.Having qualified for the 2007 French Open, Kamte faced a sea of media as the first round leader in Toulouse.“I had the flu and was struggling with my back, so I never expected to lead. I thought I was just playing well,” he said afterwards. “Then the putter went cold, my focus shifted and I let myself down. I lost my self-belief when things started going wrong.”It was back to the drawing board. Kamte came back strong, with a top-20 and back-to-back top-10 finishes in Europe and a victory at home.Kamte finished the 2007 Challenge Tour season ranked 38th after 14 starts and qualified for the Final Stage of the gruelling Qualifying School. Despite a busy season, he remained upbeat about his chances at San Rogue, emphasising that a card for the 2008 European Tour was not his main goal of the season.“I am still knocking and I probably need another season on the Challenge Tour, but I have proven to myself that I have what’s needed to compete after winning at Dainfern.“If things go my way, I might be coming home with a Tour card in my wallet. If they don’t, that’s the way things have to be.”Kamte shot rounds of 71-70-73-73-70-72, proving his growing confidence and consistency under pressure, in the face of adverse weather conditions and under attack from a balky, frozen putter.Card tucked safely in the back of his wallet, Kamte came home to prepare for his wedding.“I know I can shoot low rounds, I’ve learned when to hold back and not get ahead of myself, and I am learning how to handle the pressure when I get into contention,” he said.“And I believe I have what it takes to spring a surprise on the guys dominating the local and international scene – maybe in the not-too-distant future.”Source: Sunshine Tourlast_img read more

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Open Source: Facebook Is Now an Apache Software Foundation Gold Sponsor

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market frederic lardinois A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#news#web center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Facebook just announced that it has become a Gold sponsor of the Apache Software Foundation. According to Facebook’s David Recordon, the company wants to give back to the open-source community that allowed Facebook to develop, and contribute to projects like the Thrift framework, Hive, memcached and Cassandra. Apache Gold members donate $40,000 per year to the project. It’s worth noting that this is not Apache’s highest sponsorship level. Google, Yahoo and Microsoft are platinum sponsors and give $100,000 per year.In total, Facebook has developed or contributes to over 20 open-source projects. Facebook also released the real-time web framework Tornado, one of FriendFeed‘s core technologies, as an open source project shortly after it acquired FriendFeed in August 2009. As Recordon notes in today’s announcement, technologies like Hive and Cassandra that were first developed in-house by Facebook are now being used and sponsored by a diverse group of companies ranging from CBS and Rackspace to Digg, last.fm and Twitter.There can be little doubt, however, that open source is, as Apache Foundation chairman Jim Jagielski puts it, “in Facebook’s DNA.” We can’t help but wonder, though, why Facebook didn’t decide to go all the way and buy the Platinum sponsorship package.Become a Friend of ReadWriteWeb on Facebook.last_img read more

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Sourav Ganguly picks the best of Sachin Tendulkar

first_imgAs Sachin Tendulkar turns 38 on Sunday, his former India teammate Sourav Ganguly rates the Little Master’s five best innings in Tests and ODIs.TESTS- 114 vs Australia, Perth, 1992It was the first trip to Australia for both of us. It was a brilliant century on a bouncy wicket at the WACA. They had Merv Hughes, Craig McDermott, Mike Whitney. Everyone was ducking and weaving and he was simply hitting it down the ground.- 146 vs South Africa, Cape Town, 2011It’s his second best century simply because of the conditions and the opposition. The wicket was tough with the ball swinging and seaming. He played the likes of Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel with ease. He had toured South Africa three times earlier but it was the first time India had put pressure on South Africa in South Africa.- 103* vs England, Chennai, 2008India had to bat for more than a day with a target of nearly 400. Sehwag got the team to a good start but Sachin finished the game. On a Day Five pitch against a very good attack, Sachin played with ease. It was special as India won chasing 387, something that very few teams have done.- 119* vs England, Manchester, 1990You always remember your first century and his ton at Old Trafford is on this list for that reason. He batted all day to save the match. He got hit on the head by Angus Fraser and there was Devon Malcolm also. Since his under-15 days, he was special and this knock set the tone for a great career.advertisement- 136 vs Pakistan, Chennai, 1999India was chasing 271. He had a bad back and had to bat through pain. He got out with less than 20 to get. Even though Sachin ended on the losing side, it was a memorable knock.ODIs – 143 vs Australia, Sharjah, 1998He scored a brilliant ton to take India to the final. It was a good Aussie attack and India kept losing wickets. After a decent start, I got out and he batted through. It was a desert storm that night as he hammered every bowler. That day, Australia didn’t have any reply.- 134 vs Australia, Sharjah, 1998Two days after the 143, once again against Australia, India got off to a poor start chasing 272. He played as brilliantly as a few days ago. He had a few partnerships with me, Dravid and Azhar. The outfield was slow but it didn’t matter to him as he cleared them regularly to clinch the trophy.- 98 vs Pakistan, Centurion, 2003World Cup Pakistan had made 273 and had a good attack. Sehwag and Tendulkar got off to a filer and he scored 98 off 70 odd balls and we were never under any pressure. India- Pakistan games are high tension matches and the impact of that knock on the team was immense.- 110 vs South Africa, Nagpur, 2011 World CupPlaying at home in the World Cup against a team considered favourites for the tournament was tough. South Africa bowled with a lot of pace and aggression and Sehwag was throwing his bat at everything. It almost felt like a final but Sachin was calm and composed. He never looked in a hurry. It was big occasion and a big knock.- 200* vs South Africa, Gwalior, 2010Getting 200 at any level is special. But to get it in an ODI is amazing and it will remain as one of the best knocks you will see in a long time. He hit the ball all round the park. He didn’t slog at all and it was the coolness and the composure that stood out. 200 in an ODI against one of the best teams in the world has to be special.Sourav Ganguly gave his opinion on Headlines Todaylast_img read more

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10 months agoHakan Calhanoglu insists he’s happy with AC Milan

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Hakan Calhanoglu insists he’s happy with AC Milanby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHakan Calhanoglu insists he’s happy at AC Milan.There’s been claims he will be sold next month.“I’m happy at Milan,” Calhanoglu told DAZN.“I’m happy with [Rino] Gattuso and his staff. I feel at home here in Milan.“The relationship [with Gattuso] is really good, even when he gets angry with me. I accept that, because he’s a good Coach with a winning mentality.“When it happens you’re better off not saying anything, otherwise you’ll get a clip round the ear…” last_img read more

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8 days ago​Nketiah reveals Arsenal in constant contact during Leeds loan

first_img​Nketiah reveals Arsenal in constant contact during Leeds loanby Ansser Sadiq8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal loanee Eddie Nketiah says that he is constantly in contact with members of the club while on loan at Leeds United.The 20-year-old is struggling for game time at the Elland Road club in the Championship.And Nketiah says that he is still focusing on his long term future at Arsenal, which is highlighted by how they are keeping tabs on him during the loan spell.He told reporters: “I speak with Arsenal a lot, I’m in contact with quite a few people in the club, they’re always texting when I’ve done well or things I can do differently but I think it’s good to have that constant feedback from the club, to know you’re still connected with them.”I’m an Arsenal player on loan at Leeds, I feel like they have done really well to keep me involved and happy and I think they’ve been really happy with me so hopefully I can continue the form and go back and get a starting place and kick off from there.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Hang Out With Juanes And Help Charity

first_imgJuanes has decided to work with Prizeo to raise money for his foundation, Fundacion Mi Sangre, which he founded 8 years ago to share the peace and love that his own kids experience at home, with children who had been directly impacted by violence and social instability.Their programs utilize music, art and recreational activities as a catalyst for change, and peace-building reform.For a small donation to Fundacion Mi Sangre, fans can enter to win a trip to Miami to hang out with Juanes in his home studio, where they can play guitar, make music, or just chill out. The winner will get to bring a guest, and they will join Juanes for lunch before their studio hangout, too.Guaranteed prizes at various prize levels include tickets to his album launch concert, a signed guitar, and a Skype session with Juanes.“If you make a small donation, you will be entered to win a trip to Miami to hang out with me at my home studio,” says Juanes. “We’ll have lunch, and then we can do whatever you’d like – if you’ve always wanted to learn to play guitar, I’ll teach you the basics, or if you’d prefer, we can produce a track together – your choice. My way of saying thanks for supporting a cause that is so close to my heart. (You can also win t-shirts, front seats to my shows and more so make sure to check out all the ‘rewards’!)“Eight years ago, I created Fundacion Mi Sangre, because I wanted to share the peace and love that my own kids experience at home, with children who had been directly impacted by violence and social instability. Our programs utilize music, art and recreational activities as a catalyst for change, and peace-building reform.“Mi Sangre’s methodology encourages children, teenagers and youth to develop their own perspective with regards to their rights, through creativity and participation. This strengthens their citizenship and leadership skills, empowers them, and allows them to become active agents of change in their community. It’s incredible to watch them change their own worlds.“Over 67,000 children, adolescents and youth in Colombia have become key players in the growth and construction of a peaceful nation through our programs. Please, give generously, and help us continue to create visible, lasting social transformation.”To take part, visit Prizeo.com.last_img read more

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Quebecdeveloped mustard seed biofuel to be used in United Airlines flight

first_imgMONTREAL – Passengers aboard a United Airlines flight heading to Zurich from San Francisco on Friday will be propelled in part by a biofuel created by a Quebec company aiming to clean up the skies.Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. is the firm behind the biofuel made from Carinata mustard and company founder and president Steve Fabijanski believes it could help dramatically decarbonize the aviation industry.“For me, this is a very good example of Canadian innovation and especially innovation from Quebec in terms of looking at green solutions,” he said in an interview from Paris with The Canadian Press.Thirty per cent of the jet fuel used in the Boeing will be replaced by the biofuel, leading the company to proclaim the plane will emit 30 per cent less greenhouse gases than a regular flight.Fabijanski said he believes his company’s product is the greenest biofuel ever used in a plane to date and that partnering with United Airlines will serve as a showcase for attracting new projects.With a flight time of 11 hours, the California-to-Switzerland flight will be the longest transatlantic trip to date using biofuels and the second time Agrisoma’s mustard-based product will be used in a commercial flight.Last Jan. 28, it was used in a 15-hour transpacific Qantas Airways flight between Australia and the United States. In that instance, the biofuel replaced 10 per cent of the jet fuel.Currently, the technical and regulatory rules limit to 50 per cent the amount of biofuel that can be used in commercial aircraft.“Fifty per cent is the goal (for the company) and at 50 per cent, you’re making a significant impact in terms of greenhouse gas emissions,” said Fabijanski.As the number of air passengers has steadily grown, the aviation industry has set as a goal reducing CO2 emissions by 50 per cent compared to 2005 levels. The industry is responsible for two to three per cent of global emissions.Steven Guilbeault, an environmental activist and co-founder of Equiterre, says Agrisoma’s biofuel paves the way for air carriers to take a significant step in reducing their carbon footprint.“As an ecologist, what matters to me is that this type of technology is spreading and, as a Quebecer, I won’t hide the fact it makes me proud that it was developed in our backyard,” he said.The head of Cycle Capital Management, one of Agrisoma’s principal investors, didn’t hesitate to promote the virtues of biofuel.“If we put just 10 per cent of this fuel in all the planes around the world, we would accomplish great things,” said Andree-Lise Methot, the founder of the clean-tech venture capital fund manager.On top of the aviation industry, Methot said one of the main qualities of Carinata mustard is that it can grow on land that is not meant to feed people. So unlike ethanol, for example, its cultivation is not done at the expense of food.Once the oil is extracted from the plant, the residue becomes a protein-rich byproduct that can be used as feed for livestock.“Carinata grows when nothing grows, it grows in difficult conditions, it’s what I call a seed adapted to climate change and, in addition, it yields two beautiful products: biofuel and organic food for animals,” she said.last_img read more

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Lyft heads for initial public offering

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Lyft is readying for an initial public offering of shares as it pushes toward becoming a publicly traded company.The San Francisco ride-sharing service said Thursday that it confidentially submitted a draft registration statement for the proposed IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission.The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. The company was valued at just over $15 billion earlier this year.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Initial public offerings scheduled to debut next week

first_imgNEW YORK — The following is a list of initial public offerings planned for the coming week. Sources include IPO ETF manager Renaissance Capital, and SEC filings.Week of Dec. 10.360 Finance – Shanghai, China, 3.1 million shares, priced $16.50-$18.50, managed by Citi/Haitong. Proposed NYSE symbol: QFIN. Business: Chinese online consumer lending platform partnered with 360 Group (Qihoo).CF Finance Acquisition – New York, 25 million shares, priced at $10, managed by Cantor Fitzgerald. Proposed Nasdaq symbol: CFFAU. Business: Blank check company formed by the CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald.CURE Pharmaceutical Holding – Oxnard, Calif., 2 million shares, priced $5-$7, managed by Network 1 Financial Securities. Proposed Nasdaq symbol: CURR. Business: Developing oral dissolving film formulations of existing drugs.Chardan Healthcare Acquisition – New York, 7 million shares, priced at $10, managed by Chardan Capital Markets. Proposed NYSE symbol: CHACU. Business: Blank check company formed by Chardan to acquire a healthcare business.Cornerstone Management – Guangzhou, China, 5 million shares priced at $4, managed by ViewTrade. Proposed Nasdaq symbol: CSCA. Business: China-based private equity fund manager.Legacy Housing – Bedford, Texas, 3.5 million shares, priced $10.75-12.75, managed by B. Riley FBR/Oak Ridge Financial. Proposed Nasdaq symbol: LEGH. Business: Builds, sells and finances manufactured homes.Moderna – Cambridge, Mass., 26.3 million shares, priced $22-$24, managed by Morgan Stanley/Goldman Sachs. Proposed Nasdaq symbol MRNA. Business: Early-stage biotech developing therapies based on its modified mRNA platform.Schultze Acquisition – Rye Brook, N.Y., 15 million shares, priced at $10, managed by EarlyBirdCapital/BTIG. Proposed Nasdaq symbol: SAMAU. Business: Blank check company formed by distressed debt investor George Schultze.Synthorx – La Jolla, Calif., 11.9 million shares, priced $10-$12, managed by Jefferies/Leerink Partners. Proposed Nasdaq symbol: THOR. Business: Principal biotech developing immunotherapies for solid tumors.Tencent Music Entertainment – Shenzhen, China, 82 million shares, priced $13-$15, managed by Morgan Stanley/Goldman Sachs (Asia). Proposed NYSE symbol: TME. Business: China’s largest online music-streaming service.Uranium Trading – El Segundo, Calif., 4.5 million shares, priced at $10, managed by B. Riley FBR. Proposed NYSE symbol: UTC. Business: Newly-formed vehicle investing in the civil uranium market.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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