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first_imgBert and Lexie with their younger brother Bill in the centre pictured when the children were growing up in Ramelton Co Donegal. Photo Brian McDaidIT’S a picture from a lifetime ago.Donegal’s Nobel Prize-winning scientist William C Campbell – better known as Bill – is pictured with his two older brothers in the summer of 1939.The snap of Bill and his older brothers Lexie and Bert was taken in a studio in Derry. Bert, now 88, still lives in Ramelton where he runs Ardleen Country House with his wife Anne.“It was taken  just before the outbreak of World War Two,” said Bert.It wasn’t long before Bert and Lexie were getting ready to go to Campbell College to boarding school. Their father ran the shop in The Mall where Whoriskeys now is.“But we didn’t go to Belfast,” said Bert. “War broke out and Campbell College was converted into a military hospital so we ended up going to school at the Northern Counties Hotel in Portrush.“By the time Bill was ready to go, the war was over so he was able to go to the school in Belfast.”Professor Bill won his Nobel Prize for his work on medications to fight viruses affecting millions of people particularly in developing countries.“I always think of Ramelton,” said Bill.“I’ll always be from there; I show a picture of The Mall at the start of all my lectures to show students where I’m from. I’m a proud Donegal man and proud to be from Ramelton.” Bert and Anne Cambell in Ramelton Co. Donegal last night as they celebrate the news that Bert’s younger brother, Bill was the joint winner of Nobel Prize for his work as a scientist in America. Photo Cristeph/Brian McDaidREVEALED: INCREDIBLE BOYHOOD PICTURE OF DONEGAL NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING SCIENTIST was last modified: October 8th, 2015 by John2Share 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:Nobel PrizeProfessor Bill Campbelllast_img read more

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first_imgBricks 4 Kidz are bringing their popular Lego themed camps to 16 locations throughout Donegal this summer.A Bricks 4 Kidz Summer camp is perfect for keeping kids entertained during the Summer holidays with different themes every day. Led by a team of fully Garda-vetted tutors, kids will get to be creative and innovative as they use the custom made Bricks 4 Kidz equipment, including motorised Lego technic and build plans to build a world of amazing Lego creations. These extremely popular Camps are designed to trigger young children’s lively imaginations and build their self-confidence. Providing an environment where children can make new friends, of the same age and with similar interests by combining team work elements to our camps. While your little master builders are having fun, the activities are also educational.Camps will be taking place in Bundoran, Moville, Letterkenny, Dungloe, Ballyshannon, Buncrana, Lifford, Glenties, Donegal Town, Gweedore, Killybegs, Carndonagh, Ballybofey, Rathmullan, Falcarragh and MuffFull schedule available at https://www.bricks4kidz.ie/donegal/summer-camps/  Special Early Bird Prices are available on all 5 day camps before 29th May and are as belowCost: 85 Euro 1 child (use code Early1kid), 160 Euro 2 kids (Use Code Early2kids), 225 Euro 3 kids (Use Code Early3kids) – places strictly limited.Book now on https://www.bricks4kidz.ie/donegal/summer-camps/ or contact JP on 0863894833Bricks 4 Kidz Donegal Summer Camps to keep the kids well entertained! was last modified: May 21st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:bricks 4 kidzSummer Campslast_img read more

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first_imgDONEGAL GAA launched their bumper new fundraising ‘Win Your House In Dublin’ draw this afternoon – and aim to sell 15,000 tickets.Funds raised from the ambitious draw will go towards the completion of the Donegal GAA Training Centre in Convoy.Pictures by Geraldine Diver The draw was launched, in association with Alanna Homes, today by Club Donegal, at a function in the Villa Rose Hotel.The house, at Brownsbarn adjacent to Citywest, is newly built to the latest energy efficiency standards and is valued at around €400,000. “It’s in a very central location and it’s a fantastic house,” said Joanne Dawson, the project manager. “It’s a lovely location and there are only 60 houses in the development.”There are also four other prizes including a new Mazda 2, a week’s holiday, €1,000 cash and a night’s B&B in Carton House with a round of golf for 2.For the first 10 days there is a special Early Bird Launch Offer. Anyone purchasing before October 31st will be entered in a draw with a chance to win ten free tickets. Dawson said: “It is a huge undertaking, but we have a great committee on board. It’s a big deal to sell 15,000 tickets, but we are confident of reaching the target.”The draw is set to take place on February 14, 2020.Tickets can be bought by clicking here: https://winyourhouseindublin.com/ Listen to the full interview below …Win a €400,000 house in Dublin in new Donegal GAA draw was last modified: October 20th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Club DonegalDonegal GAADonegal GAA Training CentreJoanne Dawsonlast_img read more

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first_imgOAKLAND – A handful of NBA teams are making and fielding phone calls in hopes to acquire a star. The Warriors are simply waiting for the trade deadline to pass on Thursday to see which player might be available for their 15th and final roster spot.The reasons for why the Warriors general manager Bob Myers does not have to stay up all night this week entertaining and listening to trade proposals? They are pretty obvious.The Warriors (37-15) enter Wednesday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs …last_img read more

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first_imgGeocachers use flashlights to lead them through a series of cache stages. They collect clues that eventually unveil the final location. The cache coordinates reveal a stunning view of Hobart, Tasmania. The last geocacher to log “We Come in Peace” wrote, “Great cache one of my favourites I have found in Tassie. TFTC.”Continue your exploration of some of the most engaging geocaches from around the world. Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on our blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com. View from near the cache location SharePrint RelatedGeocache, geocache, wherefore art thou? — Juliet’s Balcony (GC49T24) — Geocache of the WeekDecember 4, 2014In “Geocache of the Week”Abducted! — VESMIRNA FEDERACE (GC4RFG2) — Geocache of the WeekMarch 26, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Caching hot spots in Australia, according to Signal the Frog®January 16, 2018In “Community” Tasmanian Night Cache “We Come in Peace”Aliens, a lightsaber wielding possum, and a geocache that could save your life. That’s all in store for geocachers brave enough to attempt the Tasmanian night cache, “We Come in Peace” (GC1DA0H).The themed Multi-Cache, with a difficulty 2.5, terrain 2.5 rating, uses a geocache as an alien intelligence test. Snuva hid the cache in 2008.According to the cache page, if geocachers are cleaver enough to uncover the cache, they will be spared during an invasion. The cache page reads, “As a Schnauzer is easy to recognise but Geocachers can easily be confused with muggles, we are therefore making use of this medium to assist us in marking our intelligent friends the geocachers apart from the muggles, who will be vaporised one day when we can be bothered. Your part in proving your worthiness is simple: just trust us to take you on a walk in the dark. Yes, it must be in the dark.” Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City made check on Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruizby Paul Vegas21 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City are checking on Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz.The 23-year-old, who has attracted interest from both Barcelona and Real Madrid, has also been closely monitored by City in recent weeks.The Guardian says City sent scouts to watch Ruiz in action when Napoli played Salzburg in the Champions League on Wednesday night.Ruiz was named as the best player of the Under-21 European Championship last summer as he helped Spain lift their fifth title and has recently broke into the senior side.The Spain international can play centrally or on the left side of midfield and has been likened to City star David Silva, who is considered to be at the backend of his career at 33. last_img read more

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first_imgMusic therapy charity Nordoff Robbins has revealed the final artists to be honoured at the prestigious O2 Silver Clef Awards, taking place in London on July 1.Multi-million selling album artists Massive Attack will be awarded the Royal Albert Hall Best Group Award, Irish hit-maker Hozier will be presented with the Raymond Weil International Award, Grammy-nominated and critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Craig David will receive the American Express Innovation Award, the Founder of ELO Jeff Lynne will pick up the Icon Award and influential punk rock icon Patti Smith will be presented with the Google Outstanding Achievement Award at the annual star studded ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.Other acts receiving awards include international superstar Lionel Richie who will receive the O2 Silver Clef Award, pop sensation Jess Glynne who will receive the Jack Daniel’s Best Newcomer Award, singer/songwriter Olly Murs will pick up the AEG Live Best Male Artist Award, Florence Welch, singer, songwriter and lead singer of British indie rock band Florence + The Machine, will be presented with the Best Female Artist Award and André Rieu will be collecting the PPL Classical Award.Massive Attack are Robert “3D” Del Naja and Grant “Daddy G” Marshall. The Bristol group have released a series of era-defining records, from their 1991 debut album Blue Lines through to this year’s acclaimed ‘Ritual Spirit’ EP, which featured collaborations with Tricky, Azekel, Roots Manuva and Young Fathers.“Throughout their career, Massive Attack have continually pushed the boundaries, exploring the incredible possibilities of music through pioneering experimentation, exceptional songwriting and a complete contempt for the restrictions of genre,” said Lucy Noble, Director of Events at The Royal Albert Hall, sponsors of the Best Group Award. “They are as exciting, dynamic and original as ever. We still have fond memories of their magnificent headline show in 1998 – a highlight of the band’s famous Mezzanine Tour – and are delighted to announce that they are the winners of this year’s Royal Albert Hall Best Group.”Andrew Hozier-Byrne, better known as Hozier, is the award winning multi-platinum selling Irish singer who released hit single Take Me To Church in 2013 which became a global phenomenon. In 2015, the track was then nominated for Song of the Year at the 57th annual Grammy Awards and he performed Take Me To Church with Annie Lennox at the ceremony itself. He went onto win song of the year at the BBC awards and was also awarded the prestigious Ivor Novello award for song of the year, musically and lyrically, in the same year.“I truly believe in the power of music to help and heal so I feel privileged and very happy to be presented with the Raymond Weil International Award by Nordoff Robbins,” said Hozier.Craig Leach at RAYMOND WEIL sponsors of the International Awards adds, “Congratulations to Hozier for being presented this prestigious award. Since his arrival onto the music scene, his unique style of music has made him stand out and has brought him amazing success, while staying true to his own personal sound and style. We are very proud to be the longstanding sponsor of the International Artist Award, which each year recognises an international musician for the music contribution. Hozier joins a star-studded list of winners from previous years and rightly deserves this accolade. As a brand, the O2 Silver Clef Awards is something we always look forward to, celebrating the achievements of all the winners and the brilliant work of the charity on the day.”Craig David first rose to fame in 1999 and has had 15 UK Top 10 singles and six UK Top 20 albums, selling over 15 million records worldwide as a solo artist. Craig David’s career has seen a revival in recent months, with his sights set on all the major UK and European festivals in 2016, including Glastonbury later this month.“I’m really proud to accept this award from Nordoff Robbins who provide a fantastic and much needed service to those in need. I am really looking forward to being at the awards on the big day!” said Craig David.“American Express is thrilled to be supporting Nordoff Robbins again at this year’s O2 Silver Clef Awards, and look forward to celebrating both their amazing work and great talent at this year’s event. We would also like to congratulate Craig David on winning the American Express Innovation Award,” added Lisa Gregg, Head of International Card Products and Experiences at American Express.The London Evening Standard Icon Award will be awarded to Jeff Lynne, founder of ELO. From 1972 to 1986, ELO has had twenty seven Jeff Lynne penned Top 40 songs on the UK Singles Chart, and fifteen Top 20 songs on the US Billboard Hot 100. Previous recipients of the Icon Award include Primal Scream and Fatboy Slim.“I am thrilled to be receiving the Icon Award. There are so many people who benefit from the charity’s work and I am honoured to have been made part of it,” said Jeff Lynne.Jon O’Donnell, Managing Director of ESI Media said: “ESI Media, home of the The London Evening Standard, is extremely proud of its continued association with Nordoff Robbins and all the fantastic work they do. This year we’re delighted to be presenting the Icon Award to a giant of the Music Industry on behalf of a giant hearted charity.”Patti Smith is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and visual artist who became a highly influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses. She co-wrote Because the Night with Bruce Springsteen which reached number 13 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1978.“I’m excited and thrilled to receive this award. I want to say a huge thank you to Nordoff Robbins for all the amazing work they do which makes an incredible difference to people’s lives,” said Patti Smith.“We are honoured to be supporting Nordoff Robbins at this year’s O2 Silver Clef Awards, and a sincere congratulations to the amazing Patti Smith on winning Outstanding Achievement. We’re thrilled to be behind an award which is honouring someone who has made such an incredible contribution to music,” added Christophe Muller, Director of International Music Partnerships at Google Play and YouTube, on behalf of Google, which sponsors the Outstanding Achievement Award.Since launching in 1976 the O2 Silver Clef Awards have raised more than £9million to fund Nordoff Robbins’ music therapy work.“The O2 Silver Clef Awards are one of the reasons why Nordoff Robbins is able to continue delivering life-changing music therapy to so many vulnerable people,” said Nordoff Robbins CEO Julie Whelan. “For 41 years the event has been a key calendar date for us, celebrating the best in the music industry, whilst raising over £9 million for the charity. Our 2016 winners are all incredible acts and we are delighted to add them to our very deserving list of winners.”In the 41 year history of the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards, some of the biggest names in the music industry have been honoured including Iron Maiden, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, the Bee Gees, Michael Buble, Kylie Minogue, Pharrell Williams, Il Divo and many more.last_img read more

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2012BaylorBig 1234-0127.31Champion 1995ConnecticutBig East29-0135.11Champion Check out FiveThirtyEight’s March Madness predictions. 1993VermontAmerica East28-01818.081st round 1997ConnecticutBig East30-0127.21Elite 8 YEARTEAMCONFERENCERECORDAP RANKAVG PT DIFF.SEEDRESULT 2010ConnecticutBig East33-0134.81Champion Last year, the women’s college basketball season culminated with a final between two undefeated teams. This year, the tournament will have at least one undefeated team: Princeton, which finished its regular season 30-0 with a 55-42 win over Penn on Tuesday.Most of the prior 14 teams to enter the tournament undefeated had far better pedigrees. Ten were ranked No. 1 entering the tournament, and eight left the tournament as undefeated champions. The only reason last year’s Notre Dame team didn’t enter the tournament as No. 1 or exit it as undefeated champ was that it faced another undefeated team in the final: UConn.Unlike UConn and Notre Dame last season, which were the clear top-two teams entering the tournament, Princeton won’t even be favored to advance from its region. None of its wins came against teams now ranked in the Top 25. Its conference schedule was a breeze: Penn was the only other Ivy League team with a winning conference record, and just Cornell joined Princeton and Penn with a winning overall record.Princeton’s nonconference schedule wasn’t all that hard, either. After Tuesday’s regular-season finale, senior guard Blake Dietrick said she started thinking 30-0 was possible when the Tigers beat Michigan by 30 in Ann Arbor. Dietrick called the December game “a monumental win for us against a nonconference team.” But Michigan finished 16-14, with a losing record in the Big Ten. Princeton is ranked 13th in the country, behind five teams with five or more losses.Princeton is more similar historically to three undefeated teams in the 1990s that were seeded No. 8 or worse and lost in the first round: Vermont in 1992 and 1993, and 1998 Liberty, which was knocked out by fellow undefeated team Tennessee. But Princeton will probably do better than those three teams did — it likely will be ranked higher in the final pre-tournament AP poll, and it has a greater margin of victory.Finishing in first isn’t the highest-priority goal for Princeton, which mainly wants to become the first Ivy League team since Harvard to win a game in the tournament. “That is No. 1 on our list right now, second is finishing my thesis,” Dietrick said. “It’s the thing I want to do most in the world, most in my life.”Below is each undefeated women team’s record, ranking and seed entering the NCAA tournament, along with how it finished, courtesy of ESPN Stats & Info: 1998LibertyBig South28-0—18.3161st round 2014Notre DameACC32-0225.61Finalist 2015PrincetonIvy30-013*24.9—— 2009ConnecticutBig East33-0131.51Champion 1992VermontAmerica East29-02521.991st round 2002ConnecticutBig East33-0137.01Champion 1998TennesseeSEC33-0131.11Champion 1986TexasSouthwest29-0127.41Champion 2014ConnecticutAmerican Ath.34-0135.71Champion 1990Louisiana TechAmerican So.29-0135.21Final Four read more

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Ohio State defeated Illinois Sunday 8-4 to snap a five-game losing streak and avoid being swept for the first time this season.Things were not looking good early for OSU as the Illini scored first, as they did in the first two games of the series.Illinois scored one run in the first and added three more in the second inning of starting pitcher Brett McKinney. Two consecutive Illini hitters reached base, one walked and one hit by a pitch, which allowed shortstop Josh Parr to bring both runners home on his second triple of the weekend. Parr scored on a single by center fielder Willie Argo.That is where the scoring stopped for Illinois.Ryan Dew, who is usually the designated hitter, made his first start in right field and connected on a solo home run to dead centerfield in the bottom of the second.Fueled by a great defensive play by right fielder Zach Hurley to save a run and end the top of the third, the Buckeyes added four more runs in the bottom of the inning to take the lead.After only scoring five runs in the first two games of the series combined, the Buckeye offense responded with eight runs on 15 hits.Dew and his high school teammate, second baseman Cory Kovanda, led the way with four hits apiece. Dew also had five RBIs and was a triple away from hitting for the cycle. The small crowd that endured 50-degree, windy conditions greeted Dew with applause as he was replaced by a pinch runner in the eighth inning.“I needed that, I was slumping a little bit,” Dew said. “When you play loose, that’s when you can play the best.”The whole team seemed to play loose. Theron Minium, who replaced McKinney after the third inning, pitched three scoreless innings to pick up the win and move to 3-2 on the season.The defense followed suit, as multiple diving stops were made to protect the lead, including one by Dew.“Today they came and tried to just stay focused on playing the game of baseball,” coach Bob Todd said. “They played a little more relaxed but still with focus.”That focus translated to a key win to move the Buckeyes to 9-9 in the Big Ten.The team plays Ball State next at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday at Bill Davis Stadium. read more

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Coach Thad Matta understands the complications of having such a young basketball team going through the rigors of the Big Ten season for the first time. But he says age is no excuse for poor play at this level. “They’ll tell you, I don’t hide behind the fact that freshmen do hit a wall,” Matta said Tuesday. “Just not here. That, to me, is a sign of weakness, a sign of softness. Those guys have to continue to bring it every day.” Freshmen standouts Jared Sullinger and Aaron Craft have played integral roles for the latest No. 1 team in the country, just more than halfway through their first season at Ohio State. Sullinger, the power forward who has started all 20 games and averaged a double-double with 17.9 points and 10.2 rebounds per game, credits his veteran teammates with preventing the team’s rookies from succumbing to the difficulties of Division I basketball. “It’s kind of hard to hit that wall when you have people like Jon Diebler, David Lighty, William Buford and Dallas Lauderdale always in your ear,” said the three-time Big Ten Player of the Week. “Their leadership and communication is always really big … because from day one they’ve been in our ear talking about how they need both (me and Craft) to play good basketball.” Matta and his veteran players have instilled maturity in the team’s freshmen during their first year as collegiate athletes. “We can’t be coming in as a freshman; we have to play like a sophomore or junior,” Sullinger said. “It really hits us. … We’re listening to them and focusing on what we have to do.” Through the first 10 weeks of the season, Sullinger won the Big Ten Freshman of the Week award eight times. Craft and Deshaun Thomas have won the award once. Seven games into the Big Ten schedule, OSU has faced what it expected: a slew of more talented, hungry and difficult opponents than what it saw early against non-conference foes. After cruising through their non-conference slate and winning their games by an average of 28.8 points, the Buckeyes have won their first seven conference games by 6.4 points per game. “I think a lot of it is keeping the foot on the pedal and constantly talking to them about getting better,” Matta said. Sullinger said his teammates have “no compassion at all” for the youngsters — an attitude conducive to mental toughness. “There (are) definitely times when they know they have to get after us. That’s just needed, and it’s understood as freshmen that they’re not doing it to pick on us; they’re not doing it to make fun of us or point us out,” Craft said. “But it’s definitely needed to get us on the right track. We couldn’t have stepped into a better group of leaders for us and all the freshmen on the team.” Although Craft’s 6.3 points and 4.9 assists per game don’t jump off the stat sheet, his strengths lie on the defensive end and controlling the tempo of the game as point guard. Craft recorded a career-high 19 points, along with seven assists, Jan. 15 in the team’s 69-66 win against Penn State. Being the nation’s top team comes with its own set of challenges, especially for a team that features as many freshmen as OSU does. Sullinger averages 30.5 minutes per game, Craft 27.9 and Thomas 16.0. But being a part of a top team is nothing new to Sullinger, who, alongside Craft, starred on one of the nation’s top AAU teams during his high school years. “We won three national championships in a row. After our first … we realized we had a target on our chest,” Sullinger said. “As freshmen, me and Craft are kind of used to it.” Although the team is doing everything it can to keep its younger players playing their best, Matta said there is no contingency plan for a drop in play from any of the team’s star freshmen. “You really can’t. You got to have a trust, got to have a belief in your players that they want to be good, want to be great and want to win,” Matta said. “If you see it, we just make practice harder.” read more

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