Weather puts a dampener on ‘Tackling Muckish’ car challenge

first_imgThe Letterkenny Rugby Club have had to postpone their ‘Tackling Muckish’ fundraising challenge due to bad weather.The Senior Team had set out to build a rally car on one of Donegal’s highest mountains today, but the lack of visibility made it too dangerous to attempt the climb.Deciding that it’s better safe than sorry, the challenge was put on hold. The team have set the provisional date of 31st August to try again.The Tackling Muckish challenge will be no easy task for the group, as they will carry car parts up the mountain and assemble the car on top. The challenge will raise money for Pieta House and the rugby club and is kindly sponsored by McCafferty’s Bar Letterkenny.You can still support the fundraiser now by donating to the GoFundMe page or contacting members of the Letterkenny Rugby Club.Weather puts a dampener on ‘Tackling Muckish’ car challenge was last modified: August 10th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:LETTERKENNY RUGBY CLUBtackling muckishlast_img read more

Half-time: Brentford 0 Derby County 0

first_imgBrentford goalkeeper David Button made four key saves in the first half to keep his team level going into the break.Derby were on top in the first 15 minutes and Button had to make a double save to deny Jeff Hendrick after the midfielder had broken into the penalty area.Button also blocked a Darren Bent shot while Bradley Johnson sent a long-range effort just over the crossbar.Brentford took a little while to settle into their 4-1-4-1 formation but did eventually generate enough pressure to force a succession of three corners.The last one found its way to Alan Judge on the edge of the box and his curling effort was well held by diving Derby keeper Scott Carson.Jack OConnell – back in the Bees side for the suspended Yoann Barbet – sent a thumping header just beyond the far post from a Judge free-kick.But Derby continued to carry the greatest threat, with Button again bailing out his defence by blocking from Johnny Russell.Brentford: Button; Colin, Dean, O’Connell, Bidwell; Yennaris; Kerschbaumer, Judge, McEachran,Woods; Vibe.Subs: Bonham, Clarke, Saunders, Swift, Canos, Hofmann, Djuricin.Derby: Carson; Christie, Keogh, Shackell, Olsson; Hanson, Hendrick, Butterfield; Russell, Bent, Johnson.Subs: Grant, Bryson, Buxton, Martin, Camara, Blackman, Ince.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Infosys Q4 Results Analysts Expect Net Profit to Fall 27

first_imgInfosys’s profit is expected to drop by 2.7 percent to ₹3,161 crore in the fourth quarter of 2014-15, compared to the December quarter, owing to poor operational performance and sluggish revenue growth, according to a CNBC-TV18 poll.The company’s revenues in rupee-denominated terms are likely to increase to ₹13,818 crore during the January-March quarter, up 0.15 percent sequentially.Infosys reported a revenue growth of 2.6 percent in the third quarter ending December 2014, helped by growth in all verticals and new client additions.Although the company’s derives two-thirds of revenue in US dollar, analysts expect investments and cross currency effects to have weighed on its margins.Markets are eagerly awaiting the announcement of the company’s earning results, even as it struggles to consolidate its position in an increasingly competitive environment. Breaking its convention of kick-starting the earnings season, India’s second largest software services firm postponed its results announcement to 24 April without citing any reason.However, analysts say that chief executive officer Vishal Sikka is seeking more time to finalize the roadmap needed to restructure Infosys into a next-generation service company.The $8.2 billion (2013-14 revenues) IT services company is likely to come out with new metrics to measure the progress of the revival strategy initiated by the Sikka who took charge in August 2014.Revenue Guidance a Key FocusInvestors’ focus is likely to be on the company’s FY16 revenue growth guidance. Analysts expect the company’s 2015-16 revenues to grow at 9-11 percent in constant currency, as against industry body Nasscom’s estimate of 12-14 percent growth.The dollar revenues of the company are likely to grow by 6-8 percent in FY16, taking into 300 basis points currency impact.The quarterly results of the country’s other large IT firms released so far have revealed that cross fluctuations had an adverse impact on their revenues. Cross currency movements have been hurting the revenues of software firms for the past two quarters, as a strong dollar hits their income earned through exports.Missing analysts’ estimates for the third straight quarter, dollar-denominated revenues of India’s largest software firm TCS declined by 0.8 percent to $3,900 million in the January-March quarter, while in rupee terms it fell by 1.1 per cent to ₹24,219.8 crore.HCL’s net profit declined to ₹1,683 crore in the January-March quarter, down 12.2 percent from the October-December quarter.Shares May See Sell-off on ResultsFollowing the sell-off seen in shares of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Wipro and HCL Technologies post the announcement of results, Infosys shares are also expected to come under similar pressure if earnings disappoint analysts’ expectations.”Infosys can’t be an exception, on a disappointing result, to this norm. However, as the negative sentiment in this sector already resulted in price damage, further aggressive sharp downward bets can’t be expected unless Infosys delivers very poor of results or results below expectations,” says Mazhar Mohammad, Chief Strategist, Technical Research & Trading Advisory,, told The Economic Times.However, many brokerage firms advise investors to buy Infosys stock on declines as they remain confident on prospects for the company’s growth, from a long-term perspective.last_img read more

Congressional Briefing on Mental Health and Youth Suicide

first_imgThe National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder is scheduled to host a Congressional briefing discussing youth suicide and self-injury on Nov. 8 from noon. to 1 p.m. at 2043 Rayburn House Office Building. The meeting entitled “Youth Suicide and Self-Injury, A Crisis of Epidemic Proportions” hope to highlight the growing issue of mental health and youth suicide. There will be numerous speakers such as mental health professionals, survivors of those who have dealt with self-injury, and families affected by youth suicide. Information will also be provided on lifesaving programs offered to help the youth. Refreshments will also be served. To RSVP, email read more