Yatch leading Clipper Round the World Race arrives in Derry

first_img Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Yatch leading Clipper Round the World Race arrives in Derry By News Highland – June 29, 2012 Pinterest Google+ Facebook Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released News PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal The yacht leading the Clipper Round the World Race has arrived in Derry this morning.The Australian boat and its nine competitors, including the Derry/Londonderry vessel, have spent 11 months circumnavigating the globe.The boats arrival in the city will be the highlight of a week of celebrations.Five more ships are expected tomorrow and the last yacht is due in on Monday.The race has seen ten ships with 500 competitors from 40 nations take to the seas for a year.They set off from Southampton last July and have visted the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe.In eight days’ time the yachts will start their next leg of the race to complete the journey back to Southampton.The Derry/Londonderry yacht is currently in ninth place. Twittercenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Previous articleSea Sessions festival gets underway in Bundoran todayNext article24-year-old man charged in relation to shooting in Strabane in 2010 News Highland last_img read more

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A Christmas miracle at midnight

first_img By The Penny Hoarder Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… A Christmas miracle at midnight Shepherds were out in the fields so they were the first ones to see the Angel of the Lord and to know.All of a sudden there was this bright light in the sky and ab the angel just came out of nowhere and told the shepherds that the Baby Jesus had been born and they hurried off to see him.We had learned about that in Sunday school. But what our Sunday school teacher didn’t tell us was the best part about the night the Baby Jesus was born.People all over the world had been waiting for the Baby Jesus to be born, my granny said.  But it was not just people that were waiting. The animals all over the world were waiting, too. Next UpThis is what she said. On that first Christmas Eve night so long ago, the Baby Jesus was born in a cold, cold barn in a place called Bethlehem. People all over the world had been waiting for the Baby Jesus to be born my granny said, but they didn’t have radios so God sent an angel to let everybody know that the Baby Jesus had been born. So, when the animals heard the Baby Jesus’ birth cry, they welcomed Him into the world with their special sounds. The cows mooed. The horses whinnied. Donkeys brayed. Wolves howled. Lions roared. Mice squeaked and the elephant trumpeted his welcome. I could image what that must have been like, all the animals welcoming the Baby Jesus with their special sounds, but it was not a noisy racket. All of their special sounds blended together to make the most beautiful music that was heard all over the world.Then, all of the animals got down on their knees to worship the Baby Jesus. All over the world, the animals knelt together. What a wonderful sight must have been, the baby lamb kneeling right next to a big lion. That was because the Baby Jesus brought love and peace to the world, my granny said.That’s what happened at midnight on the first Christmas Eve. My granny said, from that night on, every year at midnight on Christmas Eve, all of the animals all over the world kneel to worship Jesus Christ the Savior of the World.In my child’s mind, that was the most wonderful thought of Christmas –all the animals kneeling to worship a little baby called Jesus. More than Sandy Claus coming, I wanted to see the animals kneeling in worship.And, maybe I did venture out on that cold, dark Christmas Eve or, perhaps, it was just a dream that warmed my heart on that night so long ago.And, it will be once again, on Christmas Eve 2020 as I stand in the icy cold in anticipation of the miracle at midnight. Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The icy breath billowed from for the cows pastured in the nearby field. Even though Mama had warmed a blanket by the fire and rushed to wrap my feet with it when I jumped in the bed, just the thought of the cold, icy nighttime made me shiver.I was almost nine years old. Plenty old enough to go out on a cold, winter’s night. So, when I heard the clock strike midnight, I was going to put on my shoes and coat, go stand by the fence and see for myself a Christmas miracle that my granny so often told me about. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 10:24 pm Friday, December 18, 2020center_img You Might Like Who will get vaccinated first? Vaccines from Moderna and BioNTech/Pfizer are nearing approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Politicians will now decide who… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Latest Storieslast_img read more

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Blavatnik School and Cabinet Office partner up

first_imgAiming to create a “new centre for excellence,” on March 23rd the Cabinet Office announced a five-year partnership with the Blavatnik School of Government.The centre, which will be called the Government Outcomes Lab, will be tasked with developing research into the areas of Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) and government commissioning. SIBs are an example of ‘innovative finance,’ a field that attempts to develop new funding mechanisms for using private capital to achieve social impact.Already, government initiatives, the Cabinet Office wrote in its press release, “have contributed towards the development of 32 Social Impact Bonds across the UK.” One of the goals of the Government Outcomes Lab will be to determine which of these SIBs are effective and which are not.Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson, said, “SIBs represent a revolution in the way government can deliver public services. They generate huge savings for the taxpayer, increased revenues for charities and social enterprises and returns to social investors. The Government Outcomes Lab will give local authorities the support they need to develop SIBs, and build a centre of research excellence in the UK, helping us build a truly compassionate society.”The Rockefeller Foundation also estimates that SIBs can be an important policy tool. They estimate that there is $1t (£700b) “in potential commercial capital for SIBs over 10 years.”Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government, Professor Ngaire Woods, said, “Governments everywhere will benefit from research, data and training which helps them to focus on outcomes and to work better with the private and not-for-profit sectors.“The partnership with the Cabinet Office brings the strength and momentum of the Blavatnik School of Government together with a powerful transformative initiative in the UK government.”The Blavatnik School has attracted controversy in the past over the credentials of its namesake, Leonard Blavatnik, a Russian-born London billionaire who donated £75m to the school in 2010.In November, an open letter was published in The Guardian by a group of Oxford graduates and human rights activists calling for the University to reconsider its acceptance of the funds and for public figures to withdraw their support from the Blavatnik School.last_img read more

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Ighalo sends message to Man United fans after debut goal vs Club Brugge

first_img Loading… Promoted Content9 Actors Who Stay Famous For That One Movie They Did 10 Years Ago8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Female Stars Everyone Had A Crush On In The 90sCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Why Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe Nigeria’s Odion Ighalo has reassured Manchester United fans he will continue to leave it all out on the pitch after a dream first start for the club cemented a love affair between the on-loan striker and the Old Trafford faithful.Advertisementcenter_img Ighalo netted United’s second goal in their 5-0 win against Club Brugge in the Europa League, but even before finding the back of the net his name was being sung.Chants of ‘If Ighalo scores we’re on the pitch’ and ‘Viva Ighalo’ showed that the Stretford End had already taken the 30-year-old to their hearts, with the Nigerian forward fulfilling a lifelong dream by playing for the club he has always supported.That fairy tale had its latest chapter written in the Europa League last-32 second leg cruise against the Belgian league leaders and Ighalo said scoring on his first United start, at Old Trafford, was a moment he would never forget.“This is what I dreamt of. I dreamt of playing for United and scoring my first goal. I’m very happy for that,” the striker said.“It feels great. Old Trafford, seeing the fans singing my name, screaming for me. I’m very grateful. I waited for this moment and this is a moment I will cherish for the rest of my life.”Ighalo’s unbridled enthusiasm for United and his reaction to his unlikely loan move from Shanghai Shenhua on deadline day has made him something of a cult hero already at Old Trafford.Odion Ighalo has been an instant hit with the United fansRead Also: Solskjaer: Ighalo is a natural strikerAfter three appearances off the bench he made his first start in place of the injured Anthony Martial against Club Brugge and, after a rousing reception from the fans, he had a message for them after the game and believes his support for the club has helped to create the bond.“They see me as one of their own because I came to this team because I supported them from young and I want to give my best to do whatever it takes to move forward,” Ighalo summed up.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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