GAA NEWS – SCHOOLS NOTES

first_imgFootball:Most of the finalists in the six divisions are now known. Dates, venues and times of each final will be arranged shortly. Teachers and schools should check the homepage on the website, cumanndonegal.com to view their final opponents.*** Div 3 and 4 please note that fixtures must be played asap as schools are waiting in the other half of the draw for games. Failure to do so will result in expulsion from the competition.  Return of Cups/Shields:Could all schools who won silverware last year, please return same to Daithi Roberts (086) 2524012 or leave it in Donegal Sports for collection.  Rounders:The county finals of the rounders competitions will take place in the coming weeks.    GAA NEWS – SCHOOLS NOTES was last modified: May 13th, 2013 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:GAASchools noteslast_img read more

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Recycling tyres, creating jobs

first_img10 January 2012 A waste tyre management plan to be rolled out later this year will create a “sustainable recycling industry” to deal with a major waste problem, the recycling initiative said on Monday.The Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (Redisa) said the Integrated Industry Waste Tyre Management Plan, which had been approved by Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa, would create jobs and foster small and medium-sized businesses throughout the country.Job creation, business development “The new law is intended not only to support the creation of a sustainable recycling industry to deal with a major and problematic waste product, but also to create jobs and foster small and medium sized businesses in communities throughout the country,” the group said.All involved in the industry have to register by 31 January 2012.Redisa said the income generated from a rand-per-kilo levy charged to tyre manufacturers and importers would be used to help stimulate start-up businesses around the collection, transportation, storage and recycling of the waste.It would also be used for research and development, training, monitoring and overall community upliftment.10-million scrap tyres a year The South African tyre industry produces more than 10-million scrap tyres a year.According to Redisa it is estimated that between 60- and 100-million scrap tyres are stockpiled in South Africa.“Waste tyres pose an environmental problem, both as pollutants and as breeding grounds for mosquitoes and vermin,” the group said.“However, there is as yet no effective technology for disposing of tyres in an environmentally friendly yet economically viable way.“The need for research and development, collection and recycling is therefore imperative. The opportunity for generating jobs and new industry businesses aligned to the recycling of waste tyres is of paramount importance.”The group said the R2.30 per kilometre levy charged to the manufacturer would effectively subsidise the collection and recycling processes.By giving the tyres a value for recycling, entrepreneurs would be able to build a business out of collecting tyres from their community and delivering them to a collection point.Sapalast_img read more

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Don’t forget Pragya’s ordeal in jail, says senior RSS leader

first_imgDefending Bhopal MP Pragya Thakur for her remarks on slain Mumbai Anti-Terrorist Squad chief Hemant Karkare ahead of the Lok Sabha election, senior RSS leader Indresh Kumar on Wednesday said one should not forget her ordeal in custody at the hands of the Congress government at the Centre then.“No one denies that Mr. Karkare is a martyr,” said Mr. Kumar, national executive member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. “But, don’t forget the injustice perpetrated on Ms. Thakur by the Congress as part of a larger conspiracy.”Malegaon blast accused Ms. Thakur in April had said the death of Mr. Karkare in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks was a result of her curse after being treated “very badly” by him while in custody in the 2008 case. “Hemant Karkare falsely implicated me. He died of his karma. I told him, he will be destroyed. I told him his entire dynasty will be erased,” she had said. Speaking at a meeting of the RSS-backed Forum for Awareness of National Security in Bhopal, he said: “Don’t stoke sentiments of those who revere cows. Remember, what led to the mutiny of 1857 and eventually galvanised into the freedom movement. Playing with the sentiments of people could take the form of mass movements.”Stating that attacks on those indulging in cow slaughter were being singled out as lynchings when there more adverse forms of lynchings, he said: “Don’t forget the massacre in Jammu and Kashmir that led to the exodus of hundreds of people from there and the political mob lynchings of opposition workers by the Trinamool, the Congress and the Left in West Bengal and Kerala. Moreover, don’t forget those who raised slogans at universities to divide the country. Even the Supreme Court is delaying the Ram Mandir issue. Isn’t that lynching of democracy?” Mr. Kumar, however, added that those involved in any kind of lynching should be punished.‘Scrap Article 35A’Demanding that Article 35A of the Constitution be scrapped, he said that especially after the strikes following Pulwama and Uri attacks, at least 70% of the people believed that like the rest of the country was open to people from Jammu and Kashmir, even its door should open to them.last_img read more

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