By News Highland – December 29, 2018 Facebook Previous articleGardai appeal for information over two serious assaults in LetterkennyNext articleAn Post claim busiest ever Christmas for parcel delivery News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Pinterest CAPITEN project applications for 2019 being sought Google+ Homepage BannerNews As part of the CAPITEN project applications from maritime festival & event organisers for 2019 are now being sought.Only events held in County Donegal with a maritime theme or connection are eligible to apply.The CAPITEN project is an EU Interreg funded project under the Atlantic Area Programme.Donegal County Council is responsible for maritime festivals and events as part of the CAPITEN project and the aim is to grow and support them throughout Donegal.The CAPITEN project will enhance Donegal’s international profile as a maritime destination of excellence with a range of excellent maritime festivals and events.Applications from maritime festival and event organisers for 2019 are now being sought. Only events held in County Donegal with a maritime theme or connection are eligible to apply.The funding call is now open and the deadline for applications is Friday 25th January 2019 at 5pm. A link to apply can be found at donegalcoco.ie. Twitter WhatsApp Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook
Nikola Kalinic’s future at Fiorentina may have some interesting developments before the next summer, with Arsenal and Leicester City now linked with the player. Frequently linked to several European clubs, the striker keeps impressing with a record of 19 goals scored this season so far.Italian newspaper Tuttosport has an article today saying the player’s agent will be sitting with Fiorentina in the next week, and the intentions from both sides will be discussed.Kalinic has a €50m release clause, and in case of signing a new contract, Fiorentina will not change this figure for less. However, it’s believed that an offer of at least €30m should be enough to convince La Viola to sell the 29-year-old.When speaking of the interested sides, Tuttosport mention Schalke 04, Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal and Leicester City.It’s worth recalling that the player has previously been linked to Chelsea, Everton, West Ham and several other Premier League sides earlier this season.Arsenal interest would be surprising, with Arsene Wenger expected to go for more high profile targets, and Craig Shakespeare already has a variety of options at Leicester City.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.comUndo美術寶1對1香港媽媽們注意了，速來領取適合4-12歲孩子的繪畫課，手慢無美術寶1對1Undo熱門話題生髮率無敵高！96%的禿頭都獲得改善！←這會不會長太多？熱門話題UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 50? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndo
Originally published on HR Shenanigans blog. HR can be serious business. It can also be a source of comedic material. The funny and the not-so-funny.The reality is…People can be really difficult. Communication is hard. Change is hard.Work can suck. But people are really funny. And the situations we find ourselves in – at work, at home, in public – can be hilarious.Ever heard that laughter is the best medicine? I believe it. And for good reason. There have actually been studies on the health benefits of laughter.And besides all that, it just plain feels good. So what the heck does laughter have to do with HR? If you laugh at work, it’s more enjoyable. It’s more fun to feel good at work than to feel miserable. What you look for, you’ll find.If you focus on the good, you’ll find the good. And I truly believe that there is far more good in this world than the media and most other people would have you believe.
Gayatri Devi with ‘Jai’ in a nightclub, circa 1937A princess remembers: The Memoirs of the Maharani of JaipurBy Gayatri Devi of Jaipur and Santha Rama RauJ.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia and New YorkPages 328Price $12.50Although the book jacket promises “an intimate look at the extraordinary life of one of the world’s,Gayatri Devi with ‘Jai’ in a nightclub, circa 1937A princess remembers: The Memoirs of the Maharani of JaipurBy Gayatri Devi of Jaipur and Santha Rama RauJ.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia and New YorkPages 328Price $12.50Although the book jacket promises “an intimate look at the extraordinary life of one of the world’s most fascinating women,” the book itself shows nothing of the kind. Any look the reader is allowed is about as intimate as the swift glimpse the people of Jaipur caught of the purdah-hidden royal family as they whizzed by bullock carts in their foreign cars.Yet, these memoirs are as essential as a visit to the Museum of Natural History. We are led through an ostentatious era of voluptuous living highly unlikely to be witnessed again. But, our guide is one who cannot seem to fathom the reason for that lifestyle being set into storage.It is a world of elaborate mansions manned by fleets of servants in different parts of the globe, toys from Harrods, towels from Florence and believe it or not, gold tongue scrapers. The list is endless and it is difficult to choose which opulence to mention, but the effect is that of allowing us jungle natives into over-decorated palaces and not expecting our jaws to drop.As the princess of Cooch Behar, her pleasant childhood was spent in dreamlike places supervised by her dazzlingly beautiful mother who far exceeded her own parents’ lifestyle by wilfully breaking her engagement and any other royal rules that came in her way.advertisementIt seems Gayatri Devi, though later involved in politics, hardly inherited any of her mother’s free spirit and daring. The Maharani only whets our appetite about her mother, who among other intriguing ideas, carried a live turtle with diamonds, rubies and emeralds encrusted across his back as a talisman to the gaming tables of Le Touquet, France.It is disheartening that in writing this book, the Maharani did little soul searching or even soul thinking. Other than the dutiful record of all the wonderful events that took place in her life, there is scant mention of the pain and sorrow that must have affected her youth. The deaths of members of her family are simply listed and labelled tragic.In later years, after her marriage to the Maharaja of Jaipur (Jai) there is only a reference to miscarriages she suffered, which to most women would be a traumatic experience and must have been for her. The royal training of keeping one’s feelings to oneself might be useful and necessary to rule a state but it does little for writing a book.Of course, it is impossible to detect how much of a hand Santha Rama Rau had in the formulation. The Maharani seems more than capable of writing her own memoirs and it is a shame that the product feels diluted with a professional writer involved.Whatever revelations the book permits, take place only because of Gayatri Devi’s often alarming naivete as well as blind loyalty to her class and kind. She seems completely ignorant, one suspects deliberately so, of the economic connection of her position. She remarks, that villagers, even the poorest would dress up and decorate their oxen and houses on festivals.”They find nothing incongruous in the juxtapositon of such extravagant display with their drab daily lives.” The Maharani finds no incongruity in the juxtaposition of the royal extravagant display with the villagers’ drab daily lives, even though elsewhere she takes great pains to explain the actual workings of a feudal state. Elephants decked in jewels set out to the farmers and return with pots filled with revenue, which is then presented to the king with great ceremony. Revenue collected from the same poor who are so charitably fed on the Maharaja’s birthday.Gayatri Devi’s transformation from a princess to Third Her Highness Maharani of Jaipur is her fantasy come true, when the man of her dreams swoops her away to his enchanted kingdom. She gets along famously with her husband’s two wives, she has a baby son and life is absolutely perfect. Or, is it? When there are no arguments, no crises, no healthy questioning, no honest display of feelings, only pleasantries, one must begin to wonder: Is there life at all?To prove that her husband was not the roving playboy he was reputed to be and how deeply he cared for his subjects, the Maharani recounts a story when his dog jumped out of his car, chased a monkey who panicked and bit a child on the street. The Maharani driving past is stopped by Jai to take the child to a hospital.advertisement”To Jai there had never been the smallest question about which took priority, the needs of one of his subjects or the public decorum of his wife,” who apparently should not have been seen arriving in a hospital driving a sports car and wearing slacks.To us commoners, this would seem a normal form of behaviour and basic decency. To the Maharani, a display of great human sympathy. And, of course, we are left with the question, why for heaven’s sake, could Jai not take the child to the hospital himself?It is this totally unquestioning attitude and complete acceptance of the past as the method for the future, that is so striking. The memoirs are interspersed with, “I was permitted to …” or “I was allowed to …”. It seemed unthinkable to do anything at all without permission from her mother or husband or someone.Her husband, rather strangely, does not permit her to learn Hindi because according to him, it would mean an increase in court intrigue. So, not only is our Maharani surrounded by ladies-in-waiting she cannot converse with, but later stands for election and represents a people whose language she can neither speak nor understand. She respects her husband in his wisdom and effort to protect her.The Maharani’s opinions of the disappearance of the princely way of life, their privileges, specially the privy purses, are fascinating reading. She elaborates a great deal on how happy the Jaipur people were under their rule, how exquisitely the city of Jaipur was maintained and how marvellous it all was until the Congress party arrived and spoiled it all.The Maharani writes, “Sadly I realised at long last, that the identity of Jaipur as a separate state had really gone forever and that Jai had ceased to be responsible for the welfare of the people he loved and had been destined to rule.” It is impossible to refrain from remarking that throughout the book, Jai seems to have done little else but play polo and attend parties.The book comes alive with Gayatri Devi’s bitter emotions as she watches the disintegration of the royalty in India. It is in her honest bitterness that she becomes quite touching. One feels great pity for a beautiful woman who obviously believes she was born for it all and more, only to have it snatched away from her by vote-hungry politicians.But, as we are all reminded constantly, unless all human beings enjoy the basic necessities of life equally, the underprivileged will destroy those who try to keep those privileges from them. As they say, if you don’t change with the times, times will change you, often in the harshest possible way.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko: Leicester defeat painfulby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham midfielder Moussa Sissoko admits defeat to Leicester City was a blow.Sissoko has urged Tottenham to accept and move on quickly from their “painful” 2-1 defeat to Leicester.”There is a lot of frustration, but we need to accept it, even if it is painful because we have another game on Tuesday,” Sissoko said to Spurs TV.”Even if it is a cup game, we have to be focused on that game (now).”We need to work hard and analyse what went wrong (at Leicester) and move on.”We don’t have time to think too much because we have to recover as soon as possible and be ready for Tuesday if we want to have a good game and win.”There is a lot of frustration, but we need to move on.”
Chelsea defensive duo Christensen, Emerson doubtful for Newcastleby Freddie Taylor10 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAndreas Christensen and Emerson are doubtful for Chelsea’s clash with Newcastle United on Saturday, according to Goal.Emerson has been out of action since September with a hamstring problem, but he has not officially been ruled out of facing the Magpies.Christensen picked up a hamstring problem over the international break.In positive news for the Blues, Antonio Rudiger could be eased back by Frank Lampard’s after an interrupted start to the season.Reece James, N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic also picked up injuries over the international break. About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Twitter/@Stephen_Bailey1Every summer, Syracuse football heads up to Fort Drum in Northern New York, home of the 10th Mountain Division, to get away from the distractions of campus for a few days and connect with the local military community. Today, the team is incorporating pugil fighting into practice, while in full pads. We’ve never quite seen a football drill like this…Rob Trudo beats Donnie Simmons in bugle fighting: pic.twitter.com/uWBiMjRrW2— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) August 19, 2015Erv Philips vs. Antwan Cordy pic.twitter.com/76Mv7hzksK— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) August 19, 2015An early look at the 2016 QB battle. Eric Dungey vs. Austin Wilson pic.twitter.com/muqELWXjwa— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) August 19, 2015Freshman OL Colin Byrne vs. DE Jake Pickard pic.twitter.com/xWLfZcmECE— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) August 19, 2015The intensity is a welcome sight for Syracuse fans. The Orange opens the season on September 4 against Rhode Island at the Carrier Dome.
According to Principal Tom Havey, it’s a name that’s been used since the 1940’s. The intent was to promote the sports teams colour.Starting in September, the name will change to the Arnprior Rapids, something Havey’s been wanting to see for quite some time.“With my own reading and my conversations with my own staff, both about the name itself and about the findings of the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions report,” said Harvey. “Our feeling was that it was time for us to make a change.”That’s something that McGill University in Montréal may soon be looking at as well.The university sent a statement to APTN and a change may be coming soon.“The precise origin of the Redmen name at McGill is uncertain, there is a clear connection to the red and white worn by our athletes for generations, but we are also sensitive to the fact that the term “redmen” has less benign and potentially concerning connotations.”On June 21, National Aboriginal Day, McGill’s Taskforce on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education will release its final report and according to the statement “it is likely that the Report will include a recommendation to consider the name of our men’s’ Varsity sports teams the Redmen.”That’s something Lynne Courchene Allard, who is a member of Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba applauds.She said as a mother of three young children, First Nations people are clearly targetted like no other.“It upsets me because there’s no other group of people that would have this happening to them,” said Courchene Allard. “And no one would say anything, there would be a big massive outcry.”When Courchene Allard and her husband John Paul Allard saw a children’s hockey team, wearing a logo resembling what the Chicago Blackhawks wear, along with the team name, Copper Cliff Redmen, they were shocked.“We thought what sort of message is this sending to young impressionable minds to the value of First Nations people and their place in modern society,” she said. “So we made the decision to contact the team to reach out to them and see if they’d be open into maybe sort of changing the name to a less offensive, we felt and they weren’t responsive to that.”Last December, they filed an Ontario human rights complaint against the Ministry of Education to have the ministry of education show leadership on this issue and ask school boards to implement a ban of images, which have been shown to, through research to increase stereotypes for first nations people.That case is headed to mediation in September.According to Allard, the complaint is gaining support. The Six Nations elected council has signed a resolution and seven other chiefs have written support.Renowned architect Douglas Cardinal said they can add his name to the list.“I think that we all have to stand up against this kind of discrimination and this type of belittling that can only affect our children because we have to protect our children from this kind, these kinds of attitudes,” said Cardinal.Cleveland Indians mascot Chief WahooCardinal has filed complaints with both the federal and provincial human rights commissions.His issue is that the use of the Cleveland Indian’s baseball club’s name and the Chief Wahoo logo be banned from use in Ontario. Cardinal wants a ban on the use of the branding of the team by Major League Baseball and Rogers Communications, which owns the Rogers Centre and the Toronto Blue Jays, and broadcasts Blue Jays games.“I felt that in a sense First Nations have to deal with racism every day and its always in your face and so, why should it be in the face of everybody and myself when I’m trying to watch a game like that,” he said.The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario said it will hear the complaint, but in its decision, released last week, the tribunal said it would consider deferring any hearing while it waits to see what will happen with a similar complaint at the federal level with the Canadian Human Rights [email protected] Annette FrancisAPTN National NewsSeventeen-year-old Nick Edge has always been a big supporter of the school spirit at Arnprior High School. That’s why when the call came out for volunteers to form a re-branding committee to change the sports team name “Arnprior Redmen,” he jumped at it.It’s a legacy he wanted to be a part of.“It was offensive to the Aboriginal people of Canada and it wasn’t just that,” Edge told APTN. “It didn’t relate to all the students in the school because it ends with men, and there are women in the school as well.”
TORONTO – DesRosiers Automotive Consultants says sales of new light vehicles in Canada fell in May compared to the same month last year, the third month in a row to post a year-over-year decline.A total of 215,407 vehicles were sold, down 0.7 per cent from the May 2017 total of 216,861, but well ahead of 191,900 in April.It says Canada’s year-to-date total of 836,522 new vehicles sold is still almost 1,000 units above the previous year thanks to an abnormally strong January.However, the consulting group based in Richmond Hill, Ont., says the gap won’t last if the pattern of market declines continue into the summer months.DesRosiers reports Ford’s 33,341 units edged out General Motors at 32,831 units in May for the volume lead.GM, however, is ahead of Ford by almost 3,000 units on a year-to-date basis, with 127,299 units sold so far in 2018.Sales of light trucks were up four per cent in May at 147,337 while passenger car sales dropped 9.4 per cent to 75,172.
TORONTO – Toronto’s main stock market and the Canadian dollar closed slightly lower Wednesday as investors again watched for signs of progress following a resumption of NAFTA talks by Canada and the United States.The political issue of trade again took centre stage, said Allan Small, senior investment adviser with HollisWealth.“A lot is hanging on these talks and what they can accomplish and I think the market right now is basically taking a wait-and-see approach,” he said in an interview.While consumer spending remains strong, corporations are waiting for a decision on NAFTA before making spending decisions, Small added.The S&P/TSX composite index was down 23.73 points to 16,137.57, after reaching a low of 16,032.96 on 219.6 million shares traded. That follows a 108.67-point decline on Friday and a 101.58 point drop on Tuesday.About half of the sectors closed up, led by consumer staples and telecom services. Loblaw Companies Ltd. rose 4.57 per cent to $69.27 a day after the supermarket chain announced it will spin out its real estate investment trust to focus solely on its grocery and pharmacy business.The information technology sector lost almost two per cent as Blackberry Ltd.’s stock fell more than six per cent to $13.15 after Facebook filed a patent infringement lawsuit in U.S. court.The health-care sector had a down day as cannabis stocks lost some ground.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was up 22.51 points to 25,974.99. The S&P 500 index was down 8.12 points to 2,888.60, while the Nasdaq composite was down 96.07 points at 7,995.17.Stocks of some of the world’s largest tech names fell as their executives defended their companies in congressional hearings. Twitter’s CEO and Facebook’s No. 2 testified about ways they are trying to root out foreign interference ahead of the midterm elections.The Canadian dollar closed down slightly to 75.84 cents US compared with an average of 75.86 cents US on Tuesday.The loonie barely budged after, as expected, the Bank of Canada decided not to raise its interest rate but signalled another hike could come in October to keep inflation in check.Small said the market is pricing in about an 85 per cent chance that the bank is going to raise rates again.“When the Bank of Canada didn’t move today I think it was expected so I think the dollar held its own.”The October crude contract was down $1.15 at US$68.72 per barrel and the October natural gas contract was down 2.8 cents at US$2.80 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was up US$2.20 at US$1,201.30 an ounce and the December copper contract was up 0.8 cents at US$2.61 a pound.