Pupils from Donegal schools work for peace in their communities

first_imgPupils from Deele College and the Royal and Prior Comprehensive School in Raphoe celebrated the Peace Pledge Tree installation in Derry. The pupils came together with other schools from the border counties and Northern Ireland to commit themselves to working for peace in their communities.The event in Derry’s Foyle Arena was organised by Co-operation Ireland and the Rev Dr David Latimer. The Peace Pledge Tree is in the city’s Ebrington Square and it will form part of a peace trail.The tree is a seven-meter high sculpture created by local artist Maurice Harron that features peace pledges on its leaves.The peace pledges are written by pupils from over 400 schools.All the main churches were represented at the Amazing the Space event held in Maze/Long Kesh in 2017, where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex showed their support by attending in 2018. Liam Nesson also sent his support via a video message.Dr Mark Browne, Director of Strategic Policy, Equality & Good Relations in The Executive Office said he was delighted to be a part of the event.“Projects such as ‘Amazing the Space’ are a vital part of our journey towards realizing a truly shared and united community.  “It is important that our young people are given the space and support they need to learn about each other, to challenge any misconceptions and to build long lasting friendships based on mutual respect and understanding.“Through this project they have created heartfelt pledges of peace, marking their commitment to peace building and to working together.“To see these pledges now placed, in their permanent home at Ebrington, part of a Shared Future infrastructure and the Pathway to Peace, is a proud moment, and a testament to the Executive Office’s commitment to Peace Building,” he said. Dr Christopher Moran, Chairman of Co-operation Ireland said the installation of the Peace Pledge Tree means that all the young people’s hard work will be remembered in the city forever.“Today’s event gives the young people involved in writing the pledges a chance to celebrate their contribution to peace and it is richly deserved,” he said.Dr David Latimer said young people want a world free of discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, creed, language and gender.“Our young people, with their vibrant ideas and clear perspectives, can reveal a better path. “Their words and wisdom, displayed within The Peace Pledge Tree, can be a Beacon of Hope that will inspire many to turn their dreams of peace to reality,” he said.Pupils from Donegal schools work for peace in their communities was last modified: December 9th, 2019 by Dionne MeehanShare 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:Amazing the Spacecross-Borderdeele collegeDerrydonegalEbringtonpeacePeace Pledge TreepupilsRaphoeRoyal And PriorschoolsTREElast_img read more

Round-up: QPR eye Chery, McCarthy bid, Liverpool linked with Roberts

first_imgQPR want to sign midfielder Tjaronn Chery from Dutch club FC Groningen.Aston Villa have also shown an interest in the 27-year-old and Rangers have sanctioned a move for him after receiving a windfall from Raheem Sterling’s big-money transfer.Rangers have rejected an offer of £3m from Crystal Palace for Alex McCarthy but the Eagles are expected to return with another bid and trigger a £3.5m release clause in the goalkeeper’s contract.Kalas will be loaned out againChelsea defender Tomas Kalas has joined up with the Middlesbrough squad on their pre-season trip to Marbella ahead of an anticipated loan move.There continues to be lots of transfer speculation involving the area’s clubs – The Sun claim Liverpool are trying to beat Manchester City to the signing of Fulham prospect Patrick Roberts.Meanwhile, Pinner snooker player Martin Gould has told West London Sport new world champion and stablemate Stuart Bingham helped provide the inspiration for his stunning start to the new season.And Hillingdon’s Jordanne Whiley and Andy Lapthorne have reached the quarter-finals of the British Open wheelchair tennis championship.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

JD Equipment to host annual combine clinic

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest JD Equipment, the largest John Deere dealership group in Ohio is proud to announce that its 6th annual World’s Largest Combine Clinic registration is now open. This event will be held on Friday, August 28 at their London location.Since its inception in 2010, the World’s Largest Combine Clinic has become a comprehensive seasonal review of many subjects relevant to combine owners and their harvest. This year’s event will welcome guests from all across Ohio and surrounding states.Participants at this year’s World’s Largest Combine Clinic have the opportunity to attend classes focused on various functions of John Deere combines and related products. Class topics at this year’s clinic will cover Header Equipment | Combine Settings, IS Software, Field Site Preparation and Grain Bin and Harvest Safety. Classes will be offered in the morning with and an optional afternoon session that will take place in the field. The afternoon session will review combine checks and adjustments to gain top harvest potentials.For additional information please contact Scott Cordial @ [email protected] or call 614-317-9390. To register for the World’s Largest Combine Clinic, visit www.jdequipment.com and follow the links.last_img read more

Twitter Hammers Nail in Coffin for Tr.im

first_imgRelated Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The list of URL shorteners just got shorter.According to a blog post by Nambu, the company is shutting its doors on URL shortening tool, Tr.im. After a number of attempts to sell the service, no companies in the Twitter space stepped forward to purchase and operate it in its existing form. Says the company, “There is no way for us to monetize URL shortening — users won’t pay for it — and we just can’t justify further development since Twitter has all but annointed bit.ly the market winner.” In addition to a number of general URL shorteners such as bit.ly and TinyURL, Tr.im was also competing against site-specific services like StumbleUpon’s Su.pr and music URL shortener TinySong. The company’s Twitter statistics (as with all URL shortening services) are used to determine and aggregate Twitter trends by Tweetmeme; however, as of today, according to the company these statistics “can no longer be considered reliable, or reliably available going forward.” Tr.im links will continue to redirect until at least December 31, 2009. Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#twitter#web The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos dana oshirolast_img read more

56% of Peoples’ 1st Wikipedia Edits Are Good

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting marshall kirkpatrick If you thought Wikipedia had seen its heyday, you’d have thought wrong. A small study performed by Wikipedia staff and published today found that new Editors are signing up and making edits to the site at a far greater rate than they were years ago. A slight majority of their first edits are acceptable or better.The number of new editors registering on the site has grown from 60 on an typical day in 2004 (when the site was 3 years old) to now 1800 people joining English Wikipedia and making at least 1 edit in a given day today. Vandalism is way up but still makes up less than 25% of edits from new editors. 55% of first edits by new editors today meet the site’s (increasingly) stringent quality controls and require no clean-up by other editors. While that’s down from 72% in 2004, it’s still pretty good.“Right now, our top priority is to promote the health of our projects and community and that means making sure that we’re maintaining an open culture that welcomes newcomers,” Wikimedia’s Moka Pantages told us. “This preliminary look into the activity of new Wikipedia editors indicates that new people do have valuable contributions to make and we’re looking at ways to invite them in and make sure they’re able to contribute.”I’m a little surprised by these numbers, but it’s also remarkable to think about how many people visit Wikipedia every day and don’t sign up to edit anything. Twitter wishes people loved reading Tweets that much. It’s interesting that a medium famous for making encyclopedic knowledge writable remains in the largest part a read-only phenomenon for most people.center_img Tags:#New Media#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more