LOCAL NEWS: LETTERKENNY COMMUNITY CENTRE NOTES

first_imgLETTERKENNY COMMUNITY CENTRE NOTES 23rd March 2012Set Dancing Classes The class caters for both experienced dancers and beginners and you can join in at any stage. It is not necessary to have a partner, but couples may of course dance together if they wish. Set dancing has become very popular in recent years – it’s great fun, good exercise and a great way to meet people. Starting Tuesday 27th March 11.15am-1.15pm at Letterkenny Community Centre.  Cost €5 per person.  Contact Reception for bookings 074 91 22761Donegal Irish Dance Works Keep fit class for adults 18+yrs.  Classes are based round traditional Irish Dance steps and the aim is to learn, to have fun and to keep fit.  Starting Thursday 15th March 6.30-8.00pm Contact: Barry John Gallagher 086 1576563 JUNIOR SOCCER EASTER CAMP at Letterkenny Community Centre for boys & girls aged 7-12 years Monday 2nd – Thursday 5th April 10.00am – 2.00pm Cost €40 per person Bring packed lunch & drinks Football boots may be required (weather permitting) Booking Information – 074 91 22761LIVEWIRE EASTER CAMP at Letterkenny Community Centre for boys & girls aged 6-12 years Tuesday 10th – Friday 13th April 10.00am – 5.00pm Cost €65 per person Activities include; Ards Forest Park (weather permitting) swimming, bungee trampolines, traverse wall, obstacle course, dodgeball, soccer, uni-hoc and much more….. Contact Reception for bookings 074 91 22761Bounce & Tone New Class Times starting Wednesday 21st March;                                                Mondays 5.30-6.30pm, Wednesdays 5.30-6.30pm & Fridays 10.00-11.00am LOCAL NEWS: LETTERKENNY COMMUNITY CENTRE NOTES was last modified: March 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:LOCAL NEWS: LETTERKENNY COMMUNITY CENTRE NOTESlast_img read more

Hakimi agent not ruling out permanent Dortmund switch

first_imgAchraf Hakimi has not ruled out the possibility of making his loan from Real Madrid to Borussia Dortmund permanent, according to the player’s agent.The Bundesliga club’s CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said earlier this week he wanted to do a deal for the 20-year-old left-back after securing another loanee – striker Paco Alcacer – outright from Barcelona.And Morocco international Hakimi, who is on a two-year loan from the Bernabeu giants, is enjoying life in Germany. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! His agent Alejandro Camano told Goal and SPOX: “Borussia Dortmund is an amazing club and already feels like home for Achraf. “He feels really comfortable and is enjoying his time.”After Watzke celebrated securing Alcacer, he stated his intention of doing the same with Hakimi.”Dear Paco Alcacer, welcome to Borussia Dortmund,” he said.”And Achraf Hakimi – we will try to do the same thing with you, even though it will not be easy.”Alcacer’s loan deal had a clause for the option of a permanent deal written into it, and although Hakimi’s does not, Camano says Hakimi is grateful to able to stake his claim in Dortmund.”We will see what the future brings,” he added. “We don’t think about Real Madrid.”The deal between the clubs did not change and there were no talks with Real since he left them.”We are thankful to Dortmund for the chance that Achraf can play at the highest level in an amazing league like the Bundesliga. Only that counts.”Hakimi has made eight appearances in table-topping Dortmund’s unbeaten start to the Bundesliga season and has played twice in the Champions League, after making just nine league appearances for Madrid in 2017-18 under former coach Zinedine Zidane.Six assists in that time have raised his stock, though without an option to sign the full-back at the end of his loan spell, Dortmund may need to pay out a sizeable figure.last_img read more

14 crazy facts on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the man who created Sherlock Holmes

first_imgSir Arthur Conan Doyle, best known for creating the famous detective Sherlock Holmes, was a multi-faceted personality — a doctor, a writer, journalist, and public figure. He was born as Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle on May 22, in the year 1859, in Edinburgh, Scotland.Did you know that the birthday of Sherlock’s sidekick, Dr Watson, in whose voice Doyle writes the mystery tales, actually coincides with that of the author?Listed below are some lesser-known facts about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle:1. Doyle played cricket: He was on the same cricket team as Peter Pan writer JM Barrie.2. Debut of Sherlock Holmes: Sherlock Holmes made his first appearance in ‘A Study of Scarlet’, published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887.3. Killing and resurrection of Holmes: In 1893, Conan Doyle killed off Holmes, hoping to concentrate on more serious writing. A public outcry later made him resurrect Holmes.4. Doyle helped in popularising skiing: In 1823, Doyle moved to Davros, Switzerland where he helped to popularise the winter sport. Doyle was also the first Englishman to document the thrill of skiing: “You let yourself go,” he said.”Getting as near to flying as any earthbound man can. In that glorious air it is a delightful experience.” Doyle correctly predicted that in the future hundreds of Englishmen would come to Switzerland for the ‘skiing season.’5. Doyle played as goalkeeper: Under the pseudonym AC Smith, the writer played as a goalie for amateur side Portsmouth Association Football Club.6. He ran for Parliament, twice: Doyle ran for parliament (representing the Unionist Party) once in Edinburgh (in 1900) and once in the Border Burghs (in 1906). Although he received a respectable vote both the times, he was not elected.advertisement7. He coined the caption ‘Licensed to Kill’: When Arthur Conan Doyle obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Master of Surgery degree, he drew a funny sketch of himself receiving his diploma, with the caption ‘Licensed to Kill’. It became the tagline for another sleuth, James Bond.8. Doyle not only wrote mysteries, he actually solved a few: One such example was the case of George Edalji, who, thanks to Doyle’s efforts, was exonerated for charges of sending threatening letters and mutilating animals.9. He died clutching a flower: Doyle died on Monday, July 7, 1930, in his garden, clutching a flower. His last words were addressed to his wife. He whispered, “You are wonderful.”10. Doyle believed in fairies: When a photograph surfaced purportedly showing a young girl surrounded by fairies, Doyle enthusiastically hailed its authenticity and believed it was clear evidence of psychic phenomena. He even wrote a book called The Coming of the Fairies.11. He started an ophthalmology practice in London: But not a single patient ever crossed his door, which made Doyle resort to writing for killing time.12. He was friends with famous illusionist Harry Houdini: However, their friendship soured when Conan Doyle and his wife called him for a seance. There, they claimed to have contacted Houdini’s mother from beyond the grave. As proof of her communication, they showed her a letter which was written in English, a language which Houdini’s mother didn’t speak! Houdini was outraged and publicly denounced the author and his wife.13. Knighted by King Edward: In the year 1902, King Edward VII Knighted Doyle, not for his famous fiction stories on Sherlock Holmes, but for his book that justified Britain’s involvement in the Boer War.14. He popularised ‘dinosaurs’: Can you imagine Jurassic Park without dinosaurs? At the time Doyle wrote The Lost World, the term dinosaur hadn’t even been around for two centuries.Read | Sherlock Holmes’ birthday mystery solved!Interested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more