Our guide to what’s on this August Bank Holiday weekend

first_img Pinterest Brought to you by Laois Tourism It’s another busy weekend in Laois with so much on for everyone in the family.  The 10th Durrow Scarecrow Festival is in full swing while the Stradbally Steam Rally is in its 55th year and promises to be weekend of old fashioned fun. Emo Court has another free event which will focus on an architectural tour of the house. THURSDAY 1 AUGUSTDurrow Scarecrow Festival 2019 – DurrowNow in its 10th year the Scarecrow Festival is growing from strength to strength. Nine jam packed days of family fun. This year there is even an app so you won’t miss out on anything. Come and see the amazing scarecrows that take over the village. This year there is the Miami Slide, this is the biggest slide in Europe. Enjoy artisan food markets, craft workshops, artists exhibitions, photography competition, daily entertainment, roundbale competition, children’s summer camp, Ladies night kayaking, historical walks the list goes on. Portlaoise Library – Dogs Trust WorkshopLearn to be dog smart and meet Paul’s dog magic for free. All ages welcome from 11am. In Stradbally library at 2pm.Mountrath Library – Pokemon HuntSearch and find Pokémon characters hidden around the library. Ages 3-10 years. Free but booking is essential. Ph: 057 87 56378 or email: [email protected] Inc – Kids’ Film Club Portlaoise LibraryPortlaoise Library’s five-week season of Super Summer Movies. Popcorn and drinks will be served at this free event! Parents are requested to stay with children during the film. The event is free but booking is essential. To book a place now by contacting us on 0578622333 or by emailing the library [email protected] 2 AUGUST Portlaoise Summer Festival – Peppers Lane PortlaoiseAn artisan food and drink market from 8.30am in the heart of Portlaoise. Come along and enjoy the best in local foods and crafts. Meet the makers and get a real sense of place.Walker – Mountmellick Arts CentreW.A.L.K.E.R. bring their explosive rock ‘n roll show to the Mountmellick Community Arts Centre Balcony Theatre. Doors Open at 8pm and €8.Coraline – Kids’ Summer Movie Club -Abbeyleix LibraryEvery Friday in July and August Abbeyleix Library are hosting a movie afternoon complete with popcorn and drinks. This week the film is The Jungle Book. It’s suitable for ages 7+ and its free to attend. The movie begins at 2:30pm.Lego Fun – Mountrath LibraryEvery Friday Mountrath Library is hosting Lego fun for all budding builders.  Build your own Lego creations Suitable for ages 8-12 years and is a free event but booking is essential. To find out more call 057 8756378.Open Week – The Heath Golf ClubVarious golf competitions throughout the week. 18 Hole: €10 (Members) €12 (Visitors) 9 Hole: €5 (Members/Visitors) Open week ticket: €50 (Members only – excludes 9 hole competitions). You will have to check times online. Book online here. Phone: 057 8646533.SATURDAY 3 AUGUST Laois Heritage Society There’s a great chance to get out and stretch the legs at the upcoming heritage walk in Vicarstown hosted by Laois Heritage Society.Laois Heritage Society presents a Built and Natural Heritage and Walk from 2pm – 5pm at the canal in Vicarstown.All are invited to come along, there will be refreshments and a picnic along the way.Architectural Tour of Emo Court – Emo Court and ParklandsA free guided tour of Emo Court which will focus on the architectural features of the building and its neoclassical design, following the story of its beginnings to its present day restoration. Designed by James Gandon in 1790 for the first Earl of Portarlington, it took over 80 years to complete. In 1930, the Jesuit order reconfigured the internal layout to accommodate their use of the building as a training college for novices. In 1969, Mjr Cholmeley Dering Cholmeley-Harrison bought the estate and carefully restored the house and grounds. Then, in 1994, he gifted the estate to the Irish nation, where today the OPW manages and continues its restoration journey.The tour will take place at 3.00pm. Tickets are free and can be booked by using the link here. Zombie, Cranberries Tribute Act – Kavanaghs Bar and Venue, PortlaoiseZombie- Ireland’s premier tribute band performs at Kavanaghs..€14 and starts at 9:30pmDavie Furey & The Cool Cats – Bobs Bar, DurrowDavie Furey & The Cool Cats kick off their Irish Tour 2019 in Bob’s Bar, Durrow, Co. Laois with a very special evening of music, with all proceeds going to The Ella Dempsey Fund. €10 per person. 8pm. SUNDAY 4 AUGUSTStradbally Steam Rally – StradballyJoin us to celebrate the 55th National Steam Rally. A fun-filled weekend for the whole family with lots to see and do. Weekend Adult Pass @20, Weekend Children’s Pass is €10. Gates open at 10am.The Cottage Market – MountrathCome to the market in the Macra Hall main street to buy and taste some wonderful homegrown and homemade goods. Market starts from 10am to 1pm.MONDAY 5 AUGUSTSlieve Bloom Guided Walk The Slieve Bloom Walking Club’s next guided walk is the Stoneyman.  This walk is a Grade B, 8km walk and takes 3 hours. Meeting point is Ridge of Capard Carpark at 2pm.  €5 per walk or €20 annual membership (€30 for family).SEE ALSO – Pregnant with quadruplets: Laois mother-to-be reveals shock and excitement ahead of four little arrivals GAA GAA Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Previous articleOur first football Team of The Week of 2019 following opening round of championshipNext articleLaois Councillor questions the need for 62 new houses in Stradbally Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. By Siun Lennon – 1st August 2019 Twitter Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Facebook TAGSWhat’s On Pinterest WhatsApp Our guide to what’s on this August Bank Holiday weekend Home What’s On Our guide to what’s on this August Bank Holiday weekend What’s On 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Facebooklast_img read more

Housing project signifies solid relationship between Jamaica and China – PM Golding

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister Bruce Golding has said that the over 2,000 houses and service lots to be developed in a housing project funded by a US$ 71.2 million loan from the Chinese government, is further manifestation of the solid, strong relationship that exists between the two countries.The $6.5 billion project will complete housing solutions in St. Ann and St. Elizabeth. The fund will be repaid over 20 years with a moratorium of five years.“The relationship in recent times between Jamaica and China is critical for the country to weather the global recession and to achieve the objectives that have been set out. I express sincere appreciation to the Chinese government and its people for their support,” Mr. Golding said.PM Golding was speaking at the ground breaking ceremony of the Belle Air Development housing project in St. Ann yesterday (Dec 15).He added that the project represents a balanced and flexible approach to providing housing solutions and will alleviate the squatting problem. He added that in addition to the new houses and service lots, there will be an upgrade of lots under the Operation Pride Scheme.The China National Complete Plant Import and Export Corporation have been awarded the contract and the Prime Minister told residents that he hopes they will learn from the Chinese and a transfer of technology and culture will take place.Minister of Water and Housing, Dr. Horace Chang said the housing project in St. Ann marks a significant development for the north coast as it will provide housing solutions for low to middle income workers in the tourism industry. He added that the Belle Aire Development has the potential to become a residential hub. RelatedHousing project signifies solid relationship between Jamaica and China – PM Golding RelatedHousing project signifies solid relationship between Jamaica and China – PM Golding RelatedHousing project signifies solid relationship between Jamaica and China – PM Goldingcenter_img Advertisements Housing project signifies solid relationship between Jamaica and China – PM Golding Office of the Prime MinisterDecember 16, 2010last_img read more

Porter Hospital’s annual campaign boosted by $100,000 in challenge grants

first_imgVermont Business Magazine Two major and anonymous financial commitments totaling $100,000 have been committed to Porter Medical Center in Middlebury in the form of “challenge grants” intended to encourage others to support the upcoming “People for Porter” annual campaign. Through these challenge grants, every donation made to Porter between September 15 and December 31 will be matched on a 2-1 basis by these donors according to Porter’s Vice President for Development Ron Hallman. “We are deeply grateful to these anonymous friends who have come together to offer this incredible challenge opportunity for our local supporters,” he said. “This is a unique opportunity for every member of this community to have their individual donation, regardless of the amount, to essentially be tripled thanks to the availability of these matching funds.”The Porter Medical Center annual campaign supports the work of both Porter Hospital and Helen Porter Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center and provides resources for health care programs, new equipment and other special projects.The 2016 annual campaign is chaired by Porter’s Interim CEO, Dr Fred Kniffin, who has personally signed more than 1,000 letters that will be mailed next week to current PMC donors, but he emphasized that this is a community-wide effort. “Porter needs the support of our community now more than ever, and I hope that both long-time donors and new friends will take this special opportunity to demonstrate their support of our community hospital and skilled nursing facility,” he said.Porter Hospital, founded in 1925, is a not-for-profit community hospital. It offers comprehensive medical care and 24-hour emergency services to residents, students and staff of Middlebury College and visitors to the area.  It also owns and operates a 105 bed long-term care facility (blue roof in above picture) which provides nursing home care, short-term rehabilitation and dementia services.Source: Porter Medical Center 9.6.2016  www.portermedical.org(link is external)last_img read more

New Germany facility for Oxymat

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What we learned from Ole Miss’ win over Auburn

first_img8894213That Ole Miss (7-2, 4-1 SEC) may have a tough time closing the deal and Auburn (4-4, 1-4 SEC) a tough time earning bowl eligibility.Ole Miss has terrific receivers, especially junior Laquon Treadwell. Treadwell, whose 2014 season ended with a broken leg as he prepared to cross the goal line against Auburn with what would have been the winning touchdown, had a standout Saturday in the 27-19 victory. Those who have Treadwell as the top receiver in their 2016 mock NFL drafts saw nothing that would make them reconsider that ranking. Treadwell caught seven passes for 114 yards and a touchdown, and he also threw a pass, ran well after the catch and delivered crushing blocks downfield.Yet Ole Miss’ offense, generally, and QB Chad Kelly, particularly, showed the flashes of inconsistency that could haunt the Rebels when they play LSU and Mississippi State, who are superior to Auburn. Kelly threw two interceptions, bringing his season total to 12. As a result, not until late in the game could Ole Miss put away an Auburn team that once again dropped the ball at critical times, drew killing penalties in the red zone and whose quarterback was hobbled all afternoon by a bulky brace on his left leg.Auburn, meanwhile, can’t get it together. The Tigers were haunted by drops for the second week in a row and committed killing penalties in the red zone that forced them to settle for field goals repeatedly in their defeat.last_img read more

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first_imgJust like they do everyday, Tuttosport list players who could be moved on at the end of the season, and Perisic continues to be one of the guys who will guarantee the Nerazzurri some good money.The exact amount planned by Inter isn’t revealed, since they want to make €110m with the sales of Perisic and Mauro Icardi altogether.And when speaking of possible destinations for the Croatian international, Tuttosport says he wants a move to the Premier League, where clubs are likely to pay with cash only.Embed from Getty ImagesTottenham Hotspur are named as one of the ‘main candidates’ along with North London rivals Arsenal.Spurs have been linked to Perisic for a while now, and the Italian press continues to encourage the move. Still, we lack seeing reports of real contacts between the clubs so far.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo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.asiaUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comTung Chung is actually full of single men. Check them out on this premium dating site!Dating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50Undo As the Italian media continues to be pretty sure that Ivan Perisic is leaving Inter Milan in the summer, newspaper Tuttosport again names Tottenham Hotspur as one of the most likely destinations for the winger today.last_img read more