The people of Ballyshannon and Bundoran may well want to start wearing Sligo jerseys for the GAA championship.At least that’s according to RTE weather forecasters.Last night’s weather forecast on RTE One suggested there would be plenty of sunshine today in Finner – Co Sligo! Forecaster Siobhan Ryan was probably only reading from a prepared script from the Met Office.But it has left a cloud of doubt over whether (weather!) Finner is still in Co Donegal or if it has drifted off towards Sligo. SUNNY FORECAST FOR DONEGAL – UNLESS YOU LIVE IN FINNER (CO SLIGO!!) was last modified: May 29th, 2012 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:RTEweather forecast
Mayor of Kingston, Senator Angela Brown Burke, has made an appeal for Jamaicans, whose relatives are living on the streets to show care and responsibility and rescue them.“We have too many persons, who have abandoned their family members…. who are not helping where they should. My call is a call to bring back that community to care for itself and its less fortunate and its most vulnerable members,” the Mayor said.She was addressing the handing over of a bus to the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation (KSAC) to support the organisation’s homeless programme on October 2.The vehicle was donated through a partnership involving Mega Mart, Scotia Bank, and Food for the Poor (FFP).Speaking at a handing over ceremony at the Marie Atkins Night Shelter in Kingston, Mayor Brown Burke said the partnership to provide the vehicle represented the kind of teamwork needed to solve the street people challenge in the society.She made a commitment to take care of the vehicle. “My charge is to make sure that it (bus) lasts a little longer than the last one that we find a good driver, who will take care of it. I am giving the commitment that the purpose for which it is presented here is the purpose for which it will be used,” Senator Brown Burke said.The bus will be used to transport street persons during times of medical emergencies, or natural disasters, when they need to be removed from the streets.The Poor Relief Department at the KSAC has direct responsibility for homeless persons and had been providing specialized services through the Marie Atkins Night Shelter located at 65 Hanover Street.Over the years, with strong push from the KSAC, FFP, other individuals and civic groups, several organisations and businesses have been reaching out to persons on the streets, and to the Council’s homeless programme. A bus was presented to the KSAC to support the organisation’s homeless programme. Story Highlights The bus will be used to transport street persons when they need to be removed from the streets. The vehicle was donated through a partnership involving Mega Mart, Scotia Bank, and Food for the Poor.
Jamaican tertiary students are being encouraged to apply for European-funded scholarships under the Erasmus Mundus programme.Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation, Jamaica, Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska, said it is an opportunity for students to get a better understanding of the diversity and richness of Europe.She was speaking at a recent Jamaica Information Service (JIS) ‘Think Tank’, at the agency’s head office in Kingston.Each year, EU-funded scholarships are awarded to the best student candidates applying under annual selection rounds to study in Europe. Since 2007, there have been over 38 Jamaican Erasmus scholars. In 2017, two Jamaicans were successful in gaining scholarships in the following fields – Sports Ethics and Journalism.“When I arrived here, within the first week I met one of the scholars, who spent six months in my hometown in the north of Poland… so it was quite amazing,” Ambassador Wasilewska said.The EU’s Political Counsellor, Gavin Tench, said that students at The Mico University College, University of the West Indies, the University of Technology and others “can have a look at where they want to go next. Maybe after their first degrees they can look about doing a master’s programme in Europe”.“What we allow Jamaican students to do is not just base themselves in one country or in one university. They have the opportunity to do two universities, possibly three and get exposed to not only the education system in both universities, but the culture,” he added.Prospective students can learn more about the programme via the EU’s website at https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/library/scholarships-catalogue_en;the Facebook page, which can be accessed at https://www.facebook.com/EUErasmusPlusProgramme or the Twitter handle, @EUErasmusPlus.