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first_imgVuvuzelas blared through the town of Frankfield in Clarendon yesterday morning as students and well-wishers descended on the Edwin Allen High School to join in to celebrate with the school for successfully retaining their fourth Girls’ Champs title in five years.The school has registered a convincing win at the just concluded Boys and Girls’ Championships on Saturday at the National Stadium. At the end of the championships, Edwin Allen finished atop the point standings with 329.5 points, a clear 66.5 points ahead of their closest rivals, Hydel High.Members of the academic, ancillary staff and the board of management, as well as students and sponsors, gathered in the quadrangle to salute their athletes for a job well done.SCHOOLFAMILYELATEDPrincipal Dr Everton Walters said he, and by extension the entire school family, is happy and elated that they have retained their title and plans to keep it that way for a while to come.Head coach Michael Dyke notes that although he will be losing a few of his Class One athletes, he already has plans to replace them.”We had a very strong set of Class One this year and although some will be leaving us, we will be putting a plan together to replace those athletes,” he said.Coach Dyke made it known that he will be working with the school to ensure they retain the Girls’ Champs title for years to come.Edwin Allen’s top athlete, Kevona Davis, won three gold medals at this year’s meet. Davis won gold in the girl’s Class Three 100m, 200m, and the 4x100m.”It was hard, but I tried my best and it paid off,” said Davis.The grade-nine science student said she has been competing since basic school because of her love for athletics and track and field in particular.Davis said she looks forward to continue competing for her school as she harbours hopes of becoming a professional athlete in the future.After the celebrations on the school grounds yesterday morning, the athletes paraded through the town of Frankfield and through to Chapelton, as they shared their victory with the communities who have been supporting them over the years.last_img read more

first_img“Day in and day out, my folks perform miracles in the streets, making sure the Valley doesn’t burn down,” Rueda said. “These are the men and women of the Fire Department; not what you read in the papers.” LAFD Capt. Mark Gozawa of Station 104 in Winnetka received the Tom Taylor Award of Excellence. Sharing the Firefighter of the Year award were Capt. Gerald C. Horwedel of Station 96 in Chatsworth; Engineer Oscar Gutierrez from Station 90 in Van Nuys and Apparatus Operator David Carl Thomas of Station 75 in Mission Hills. James R. Goldsworthy of Station 114 in Van Nuys received the Firefighter/Paramedic of the Year award. With a large contingent of his officers at the luncheon, William Bratton, chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, said he’s looking ahead to his second term. “Thank you for the privilege and honor to represent you,” Bratton told the LAPD honorees. VAN NUYS – Nearly a dozen San Fernando Valley law enforcement officers and firefighters were honored at a banquet Thursday for their exceptional service to the city of Los Angeles. About 300 people gathered at the Airtel Plaza Hotel for the 28th annual Police Officers, Firefighters and Paramedics Recognition Luncheon. The honorees put their lives on the line every day, but were selected not so much for heroic deeds as for their persistent “way of giving back to the city of Los Angeles more than they’re asked to in their daily jobs,” said City Councilman Greig Smith, the host. Before handing out plaques,Los Angeles Fire Department Deputy Chief Mario Rueda said the performance and character of the firefighters who received them Thursday reflect the LAFD more than news reports and editorials in which the department has been criticized for hazing and on racial and sexist issues. The chief came under fire from the rank and file for his criticism of officers after the May Day immigration rally in which dozens of civilians, reporters and police officers were injured. But Bratton commended his force Thursday for lower crime rates before proudly shaking the hands of the award recipients. LAPD officers sharing the Police Officer of the Year award were Van Nuys Division Officer Dax Martin; West Valley Division Officer James Jester; Valley Traffic Division Officer Douglas P. Larkin and Devonshire Division Sgt. James R. Leiphardt. Devonshire Department Detective John Doerbecker was the recipient of the Dan Danko Award of Excellence. West Valley California Highway Patrol Officer James Oberlander received the Outstanding CHP Officer of the Year award. After the ceremony, Councilman Smith paid homage to “unsung heroes,” asking members of the law enforcement officers’ and firefighters’ families to stand. “They stay home, fearing for their (loved ones’) lives and safety, never sure that they’re coming home,” Smith said. (818) 713-3329160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgAre you fed up wearing Dentures? Have unsightly gaps in your smile? Then restore your smile with Dental Implants at Ready Steady Smiles. Ready Steady Smiles is a progressive dental practice offering Dental Implant therapy in Donegal. Our Implant team are highly experienced and includes one of the UK’s leading implant surgeons; Dr Richard Brookshaw.Dr Brookshaw is arguably one of the best surgeons in this field.Firmly fixed and integrated into healthy gum and bone, dental implants are the modern solution for replacing missing teeth; improving appearance and oral health.The implants are painlessly placed in the gum where the natural tooth root would have been, providing a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Unlike other traditional options like dental bridges, the adjacent teeth are not affected.Timing is everything….Once a tooth is lost, the sooner an implant is placed the better.When a tooth is lost the surrounding bone begins to diminish.Therefore timing is important.Early intervention is best in order to achieve the best possible outcome. Dental Implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or even a full arch.Talk to us today to arrange a consultation to determine your suitability for implant treatment.All treatment, from initial consultation through to completion is carried out in our state of the art surgeries in Donegal.Treatment is straight forward and highly successful and offers predictable results. We offer conscious sedation for nervous patients.Talk, eat & smile with confidence.Call 1890 265 365 / 074 97 21508 / 074 91 90029 to book a consultation.Or email info@readysteadysmiles.comDr. Joseph Bonner has been the principal dentist at the practice since he took it over in 1995.Since then the practice has grown significantly into a first class treatment facility.Find out more on www.readysteadysmiles.comRESTORE YOUR SMILE WITH DENTAL IMPLANTS AT READY STEADY SMILES was last modified: June 27th, 2014 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:BusinessDentalhealthnewsReady Steady Smileslast_img read more 818-713-3735160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonLocal health-care companies added the most jobs, from hospital janitors to registered nurses and administrators. The retail sector came in second for job growth, followed by aerospace. About 5,000 of the jobs were filled by veterans, according to the Alliance. Manufacturing jobs were boosted by two NASA contracts worth more than $2billion that Pratt Whitney has to repair and maintain shuttle engines. Economist Jack Kyser, chief economist at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., says the estimate is reasonable. “Remember the three largest industries in L.A. County are poorly reported by all the government agencies,” Kyser said, referring to international trade, tourism and Hollywood sectors. More than 25,000 jobs were added to the economic engine of the San Fernando Valley in 2007, according to the Economic Alliance. About 175,000 jobs have been created in the Valley in the past seven years. “The No. 1 complaint and concern that our business community expresses to us is that they cannot find qualified workers to fill their available positions,” said Bruce Ackerman, president and CEO of the Economic Alliance. The job estimate only includes new jobs registered through CalJOBS, a partnership among the Alliance, the state Employment Development Department, Los Angeles County and the city. The collaboration seeks to connect job seekers with employers that are hiring. last_img read more

first_imgUlster Senior Hurling Táin League Division 2Mac Cumhaills  2-7St. Eunan’s           0-12 Mac Cumhails overcame local rivals in somewhat controversial circumstances in Mac Cumhaill Park on Sunday afternoon.An early Colm Breathnach free and well worked point from Conor O’Donnell on 9 minutes for the visitors were cancelled by early scores from Gerard Gilmore and Lee Henderson.The home team opened a three point gap midway through the half when a mix up in the Letterkenny defence allowed a long range Henderson shot to go straight to the net.Breathnach and Colm Flood exchanged further points with Gilmore and Henderson, before a strong final five minutes of the first half saw MacCumhaills pull five points ahead with two fine scores from the ever dangerous Gilmore. A late Sean McVeigh free for St. Eunan’s left four points between the teams at half time, 1-6 to 0-5. The visitors started the second half well and cut the gap to one with a Breathnach free and two long range points from McVeigh.MacCumhaills stopped this comeback in its tracks when a high ball into the square from Aaron McAuley in the 43rd minute ended in the visitors’ net.McVeigh and Sean Curran then swapped points.To St. Eunan’s credit they continued to battle away to reduce the gap, with Conor O’Donnell and Steven Doherty dominating possession around the middle.They reeled off four points without reply in the last ten minutes from Eugene Organ, Breathnach and two McVeigh frees to level affairs as most observers thought. However, on the final whistle, the official score had MacCumhaills one point ahead, leading to some heated discussion and confusion at the end.St. Eunan’s: Jamesie Connors, Eunan O’Donnell, Conor McVeigh, Caoimhin Lennon, Gearoid Leahy, Adie Gaffey, Conor O’Donnell (0-1), Colm Flood (0-1), Steven Doherty, Aaron O’Connell, Eugene Organ (0-1), Cormac Hartnett, Sean McVeigh (0-6, 4 frees), Colm Breathnach (0-4, 3 frees), Sean Halvey. Subs: Brian McIntyre, Darragh McCarthy, Conor O’Grady, Conor Parke, Conor Kelly, Eoin Scanlon, Oisin Redican, Sean McBride, Paddy Flood.MacCumhaills: David White, Kyle Tourish, Justin McGhee, Anthony Patton, Conor Griffin, Gavin Browne, Bernard McMenamin, Lee Henderson (1-2, 1-1 frees), Conor Gallagher, Sean Curran (0-1), Gerard Cuningham, Jamie De Ward, Aaron McAuley (1-0), Andrew Barnes, Gerard Gilmore (0-4).Referee: Aidan Ferguson (Fermanagh). CONTROVERSY AT HURLING MATCH OVER FINAL SCORE was last modified: April 13th, 2016 by John2Share 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

first_imgClub Notes 07/11/2016Underage Boys Winter Football Training Times ● Monday – 2006’s (next years U11’s) training on astroturf in Tir Conaill Park from 6pm to 7pm each week. ●Tuesday – 2009’s (next years U8’s) training in AVS gym from 5:45pm to 6:45pm. €2 per night. ●Wednesday – 2008 & 2009’s (next years U9 & U10’s) training on astroturf in Tir Conaill each week from 4:30pm to 6pm. This may be split from 4pm to 6pm for each age group if numbers are good. – 2005’s (next years u12’s) training on astroturf in Tir Conaill each week from 6pm to 7:15pm. ●Sunday -2010’s (next years U7’s) training at AVS gym from 9:30am to 10:30am. Contact Rory O’Donnell as places are limited.Ladies AGM takes place Tuesday 8th November in the Abbey Hotel at 8pm. Everyone welcome. Hard luck to our U13 girls team who lost out to Glenswilly on a score line of 2-02 to 1-03 in the county final today. The girls dominated the game for long spells but didnt take advantage of their chances in front of goal. Some great performances on the day from Áine Byrne, Áine Ward, Lilly Doherty, Sarah Canny, and Zofia Mazri.Four Masters 3-11St Eunans 2-04A performance built on sound goalkeeping, teak tough defence, powerful midfield and efficient score taking resulted in Four Masters taking the county U13A title back through the gap on Sunday 6th November. These young men will now go forward to the All-Ireland feile next year and represent their county as worthy champions. A management team of John Sinclair, Kevin Sinclair and Mickey Martin, all former St Joseph’s Avenue residents have moulded a group of young men who play an attractive brand of football, that the most famous St Joseph’s resident of all, the great Patsy Brogan would be extremely proud of. Whilst this was an excellent all round team performance, the stand out player on the pitch was corner back Liam McLaughlin, who served up one of the best defensive displays seen in a county final at any level during 2016.Four Masters were out of the blocks quicker here with a Dermot Slevin point, followed by a thunderbolt goal from Jamie Gorrell. The impressive Josh McCullagh responded with two points for the Cathedral town lads but Frank Cornyn and Ultan O’Grady pushed Four Masters further in front with two points. The lively Slevin was at it again, tormenting the Eunans defence and slotted in a well taken goal which contributed to an overall personal tally of 2-03 for the day.Eunans were struggling but rallied in the second quarter with two points from Sean McVeigh and a crucial goal by Peadar McGeehan, to bring themselves back into contention with a halftime score of 2.5 to 1.4.Four Masters had the breeze in the second half and would have been expected to push on, with Ultan O’Grady duly obliging with the opening score of the half.Eunans had other ideas though and Sean McVeigh netted a powerful shot to beat Oisin McCallig and bring the game back to two. Eunans effectively owned the third quarter and Four Masters struggled to get up the pitch but some steady goalkeeping by Oisin McCallig, and stand out defence from Liam McLaughlin, Calum Stewart, Andrew Monaghan, Josh McCrea, Lee Murchin and Diaramuid O’Donnell held the Eunans boys to that solitary score for the entire second half. If Eunans owned the third quarter, Four Masters used the final quarter to carve their name onto the trophy. When badly needing a score, Senan Quinn, Jamie Gorrell and Frank Cornyn combined to carve out a free for the stylish Mark Jordan to point. This was a crucial free to bring the lead back to three points, and young Jordan seemed to have nerves of steel to split the posts. He pointed again soon after to swing the momentum in favour of the boys in blue and would finish the day with a personal tally of three.Frank Cornyn and Evan Gallagher had huge final quarters and following Mark Jordan’s example, Evan Gallagher scored two points in a five minute spell, either side of another from Dermot Slevin. Strangely, after all the St Eunans pressure in the third quarter, Four Masters now found themselves 2-11 to 2-04 up going into the final five minutes. As the rain began to fall in Convoy, Ultan O’Grady set off on another one of his runs from deep and slipped the ball to Dermot Slevin who slotted below Ronan Coady for a goal in the 48th minute.Three minutes of injury time were played and St Eunans pushed hard for a goal, but again were met by strong resistance from Four Masters, with Liam McLaughlin breaking their hearts on numerous occasions, whilst Calum Stewart and Andrew Monaghan continued to sweep up any loose ball. The leadership of captain Lee Murchin assisted by his half backs of Josh McCrea and Diarmuid O’Donnaill all steadied the ship, with Ultan O’Grady, Senan Quinn and Jamie Gorrell constantly providing an outlet to carry the ball from deep.In front of the large travelling support, Four Masters team captain Lee Murchin accepted the cup, and in a speech that wouldn’t go amiss on the steps of the Hogan Stand, thanked his fellow players, team management and the St Eunans team for an excellent sporting game. To go through a season unbeaten is a special achievement, and all readers should take note of the names below, as Four Masters supporters will be hearing more from this group in years to come. Four Masters – Oisin McCallig, Liam McLaughlin, Calum Stewart, Andrew Monaghan, Josh McCrea, Lee Murchin (captain), Diarmuid ODonnell, Jamie Gorrell (1-00), Senan Quinn, Ultan O’Grady (0-02), Frank Cornyn (0-01), Dermot Slevin (2-03), Evan Gallagher (0-02), Oisin Reid, Mark Jordan (0-03), Adam Gillespie.St Eunans – Ronan Coady, James Gallagher, Conor Hughes, Nathan Bonner, Killian Gribben, James Gallagher, Nathan Plumb, Cian McMonagle, Liam Hannigan, Ryan Creevy, Thomas Crossan, James ODonnell, Sean McVeigh (1-03), Josh McCullagh (0-02), Peadar McGeehin (1-00).Kieran EspeyClub Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot €3,300 in week 16 of the 2016/17 season draw held in the Abbey Hotel on the 7th November 2016. The €50 winners in the lucky dip were Gerry Caudwell, Main Street and Michael Meehan, Drimark. The numbers drawn were 7, 15, 20 and 24. Congratulation to all winners. The next draw takes place on the 14th of November.Club Lotto: Renew Subscriptions, the club would ask all persons that are members of our lotto to pay annual subscription to sellers of to treasurer Paul Timoney 0872791305. New members are welcome with quarterly and half yearly subscriptions available.Club Notes: Any club managers, mentors or members who wish to have information included in the club notes should email before Monday at lunchtime to ensure it is included. Follow us via facebook, twitter, club app and www.fourmastersgaa.comFour Masters to host ladies AGM tonight at The Abbey Hotel was last modified: November 8th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:abbey hotelfour mastersGAALadies AGMlast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week And Angelo Mozilo, chairman and chief executive of Countrywide Financial Corp., said his firm has moved 20,000 jobs out of California and plans to move more out of the state. “We can’t afford to stay in a state where it seems you always need a lawyer,” Mozilo said. But economist Mark Zandi of Economy.Com, said there are many misconceptions about the costs affiliated with doing business in California, especially from those who fail to note that the large size of the market offsets some of those expenses. And California businesses also have some assurances that businesses don’t have in other states. “Proposition 13 will not be changed,” state Finance Director Tom Campbell said, referring to the voter-approved measure that limits property tax increases. “And, for business’s sake, I hope it isn’t. BEVERLY HILLS – Although California is unable to solve its budget woes, soaring housing costs or troubled business climate, the state remains one with huge potential, public officials and industry executives concluded Monday. At a series of discussions during the seventh annual Milken Institute State of the State conference, more than 400 business, academic and government leaders met at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to examine issues facing California. Much of the discussion dealt with the sometimes-conflicting reality and perception about the Golden State. “Whether it’s true or not, there is a cloud of – a perception of – problems in California that keep manufacturers from wanting to locate here,” said Ron Ritter of McKinsey and Co., a corporate strategy firm. “While land might cost more in California, once they invest, they know that they will not be hit with exorbitant property taxes year after year. It will be a stable amount.” Because of California’s size and diversity, its economy has continued to improve, recovering from the downsizing of the dot-com industry during the past decade, officials said. Much of the recovery has been fueled by record-high housing prices, but those appear to be leveling off because of higher interest rates and a reduced demand, experts noted. Panelists also noted that California has become a magnet for stem-cell research companies since voters last year approved Proposition 71, which provides a $3 billion investment in the developing field. “We have to be careful not to have unrealistic assumptions, but we’re already seeing a near-term benefit to California. … Universities and states across the country are fighting to compete,” said Susan Hackwood, executive director of the California Council on Science and Technology. Robert Klein, who chairs the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine that Proposition 71 created, said he expects to see a return of at least 8 percent on the state’s investment and savings to California employers in the trillions of dollars because of health-care improvements resulting from stem-cell research. The state has been able to capitalize on voter support and move ahead of the rest of the nation in funding stem-cell research and developing standards that other states will have to follow, he said. Also, business leaders predicted the next generation of entertainment media will be focused on the home, and Hollywood is going to need to change its economic models to deal with the new marketplace. Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgPioneering UK integrated medicine specialist, Dr Nyjon Eccles, is to deliver an open lecture on promoting good nutrition, health and wellbeing in Letterkenny next week.Dr Eccles, founder of ‘The Natural Doctor’ clinic in London is renowned for his expertise in evidence-based complementary medicine, particularly in non-invasive cancer prevention and breast health.The leading integrated medicine practitioner also specialises in nutritional medicine, natural anti-ageing treatments, natural menopause treatment, natural bio hormone replacement and natural cardiac health. His lecture ‘Changing the game in Breast cancer risk’ in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny on Wednesday, October 19 is the latest in a series of talks “to help people to alter their disease risks”. He has lectured regularly on a range of topics including ‘Natural Cancer Support’, ‘Breast Health and Nutrition’, ‘Prostate Health and Nutrition’, ‘Clinical Thermography’, ‘Food as Medicine’ and ‘Natural Anti-Ageing’.At his clinic in London’s Harley Street, Dr Eccles is pioneering the UK use of breast Thermograms for early non-invasive detection of breast cancer.Dr Eccles has developed the state-of- the-art computer-assisted Breast Thermography system, called ThermOcheck, to aid in early breast cancer detection. He has achieved promising results in changing breast health risk with the use of this early detection advantage.Dr Eccles set up ‘The Natural Doctor’ clinic in 1998 to specialise in breast health and cancer support work and has amassed a reputation in the UK and further afield as a leading integrated medicine physician who is pro-active in health education, preventative medicine and health empowerment. From his Harley Street base he also creates bespoke nutritional programmes for private patients suffering from conditions such as hormonal imbalance, adrenal fatigue, diabetes and others.Dr Eccles has been acknowledged in ‘Who’s Who’ in the World, since 2010 and in ‘Who’s Who’ in Medicine and Healthcare, 2011-2012 for outstanding contributions to medicine.A spokesperson for the Sculpt Movement, which has organised the event, said: “We are delighted to announce the return of Dr Eccles to Letterkenny. Almost 200 people benefited from his invaluable insights when he delivered his last lecture in the town in 2014. We’re expecting huge interest in the upcoming lecture and those interested in attending are advised to book their places early.”The Natural Doctor’s Donegal lecture is open to all and will be held in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny on Wednesday, October 19 at 7pm. Early booking for this event is advised, to secure your place please email or call +35386 3097098. Admission is €5 with all proceeds to be donated to the Irish Cancer Society.DD Health: World renowned ‘Natural Doctor’ to give Letterkenny lecture was last modified: October 14th, 2016 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)last_img read more

first_imgRADISSON BLU Letterkenny will be hosting their Wedding Fayre on Sunday October 1st, from 2pm to 5pm, involving wedding suppliers showcasing top trends for weddings. “Something old, something new, something borrowed & something BLU”Radisson, Function Room and Garden. Clive Wasson.Exclusive discounts & competitions will be available on the day, and guests can sample sparkling wine and canapés whilst viewing products and services offered by the industry experts of the North West. In addition, the first 30 couples on the day will receive a complimentary goodie bag filled with delights.Radisson wedding wicker set up. Photo Clive WassonRadisson Blu Letterkenny hosts only one wedding per day, is fully licensed for Civil Ceremonies, as well as offering the outstanding qualities of a first class 4* hotel.A personal Wedding Coordinator will help couples make a range of decisions, such as choosing from the array of wedding banquet options and room layouts available at the hotel.Fully tailorable Wedding Packages start at €33 per person. Photo Credit – Rodi Jeerasoo PhotographyAnother magical feature of the hotel is its photo locations – onsite you will find a ‘Secret Garden’ which is yours for the day to capture a special & unique wedding photo.Wedding Coordinators and Hotel Management will be on hand to guide you through all stages of your special day.  Further details can be found on the Facebook Event Page: more information on creating your Perfect Wedding Day, contact the Wedding Coordinator on +353749194444 or email Jonathon.officer@radissonblu.comVisit the dedicated wedding page here – Blu: Radisson Blu Letterkenny to host the ultimate wedding fayre was last modified: September 23rd, 2017 by John2Share 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:donegaleventsSomething Blu: Radisson Blu Letterkenny to host the ultimate wedding fayreweddinglast_img read more

first_imgLocation:Cayambe, EcuadorN 00° 00.000′ W 078° 10.500′ TraditionalGC56FKXby wen-go SharePrint RelatedNo Further South From Here — Geocache of the WeekJanuary 31, 2018In “Community”GCC#134 Little Red Riding Hood — Geocache of the WeekAugust 28, 2019In “Community”Hilma Hooker (GC2W056) — Geocache of the WeekSeptember 7, 2016In “Community” Difficulty:1.5Terrain:1.5center_img N 00° 00.000′ W 078° 10.500′ —Aptly named, Ecuador straddles the equator where the southern and northern hemispheres meet. Exactly at latitude N 00° 00.000′, the Quitsato Sundial was the first monument of the Equator in the history of the Republic of Ecuador.The location features a 54 meter diameter platform  embellished with a mosaic of  river stones. The different shades of rock create an eight-pointed star, also known as a  compass rose that indicates solstices and equinoxes.At the center of the platform stands a giant 10-meter high sundial that can be used to tell time. This platform is also used to explain the albedo effect when the darker stones create higher temperatures from the absorption of sunlight. The cache takes you to a viewpoint to relax and absorb all this celestial knowledge. Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more