Leo Varadkar said he had heard all about Seamus Lawless's inspirational character and his thoughts were with his family at this difficult time. Mr Varadkar voiced his commitment that authorities would do all they can to help in the search efforts. The Trinity College professor, known to his friends as Shay, from Bray, Co Wicklow, fell during his descent from the peak last week having achieved a lifetime ambition of reaching the summit. The Taoiseach made the remarks at the opening of Trinity College Dublin's new €80 million business school on the campus. "I've heard all about Shay's inspirational character from people who have worked alongside him," he said. "And I know that his research projects have been transformative in the worlds of history as well as computer science. "His decision to climb Mount Everest to raise funds for Barretstown Children's Charity exemplifies his character: courageous, determined, and always thinking of others." A new search got under way on Wednesday … [Read more...] about ‘Courageous, determined, and always thinking of others’
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Call The Midwife's Laura Main: I love working with the kids... I get loads of lovely cuddles with the toddler who plays my son’ BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Shelagh Turner, Laura Main's character in Call The Midwife, has certainly had her share of challenges and tear-jerking storylines, including renouncing her vows as a nun after falling in love with Dr Turner, fertility struggles and the journey to adoption. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/weekend/call-the-midwifes-laura-main-i-love-working-with-the-kids-i-get-loads-of-lovely-cuddles-with-the-toddler-who-plays-my-son-37934124.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/weekend/article37934123.ece/76102/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-03-23_lif_48905450_I2.JPG Email Shelagh Turner, Laura Main's character in Call The Midwife, has certainly had her share of challenges and tear-jerking storylines, including renouncing her vows as a nun after falling in love with Dr Turner, fertility struggles and the journey to adoption. The hit BBC … [Read more...] about Call The Midwife’s Laura Main: I love working with the kids… I get loads of lovely cuddles with the toddler who plays my son’
In the UK, there are almost 800,000 young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are not in employment, education or training. This is something Apprentice Nation wants to change. Launching today, Apprentice Nation is a new platform designed to help address the shortfall in apprentice uptake, raise awareness and inspire young people to take on apprenticeships. The platform will particularly focus on young people from BAME backgrounds as data from 2017/18 shows that only 11.2 per cent of all people starting apprenticeships were from a diverse background. This means there’s still a long way to go to reach the government’s commitment to increase the proportion of apprenticeship starts by 20 per cent for people from diverse backgrounds by 2020. Apprentice Nation will combine with RockCorps, who have a record of inspiring people through music gigs, and WhiteHat, a start-up helping build an alternative to university through apprenticeships. Euan Blair, CEO of … [Read more...] about Thinking of an apprenticeship? You need to know this new platform
When I visit home, Americans often have a single question for me. It always happens the same way. They smile at me, as though we are children on the verge of sharing a secret, as though I am about to provide them with a secret dagger-nugget of information that they can later use to shank their unsuspecting, less-informed friends and family. Psychologist, 46: In general, it's a result of the simplification of people's thinking, the result of less reading, less actual thinking and reflecting, providing content in mass-media in favor of more simple populist solutions. They ask: “So, what do the Russians think of Trump?” I tell them, “they think he is a joke.” And they’ll say something like, “well, it’s their fault we got ‘em.” I am always bothered by this, and every time I make a digital left-or-right online, there is some new article about THE RUSSIANS, and how they’ve done this or that. This is a way for us Americans … [Read more...] about So, what do The Russians think of Trump?
0 Post a comment Sunday, 17 March 2019 - Entertainment One of the social highlights in the island is the annual Braaid Eisteddfod. It is a light hearted, slightly competitive, concert-like evening of family entertainment, and it uses a well tried and tested formula that is typical of country chapel concerts everywhere in the British Isles.It is honest-to-goodness, good natured fun. ’Competitors’ are invited to sing a song, dance a jig, recite a poem or play a musical instrument. You name it, and you can do it. The latest event was held last week, and was enjoyed by both competitors and audience alike.There is only one thing that concerns me. One of the regular performers at the Braaid is an old friend, Eric Goldie. I always think of Eric as a Cronk y Voddy man, but he now hails from Peel and is a virtuoso of the musical saw. Now I’m sure that you all familiar with the way a musical saw is played, but in case there is some head scratching going on I shall … [Read more...] about Pullyman: Eric is a true star of the Braaid