Drogheda St. Patricks day parade

Drogheda St. Patricks day parade

For the 1st time on my blog, this image was not taken by myself, but by my brother Allen. Thanks Al for this lovely photo.

Yesterday, I got to to walk in the Drogheda Saint Patrick's day parade for the first time in my stormtrooper costume with my fellow members of the 501st Legion. I really loved all parts of the day. One of the highlights for me was that my son Sean was there trooping with me too. Sean is the Ewok on the left of the image.

I've been told I'll never forget my 1st troop & I can see see what they mean.

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  • Original title: the perfect gift: the world's largest men's feet to find new shoes was presented (Figure). < br > new network on February 25, according to foreign media on the 25th reported, Venezuela man Rodriguez has recently received the gift of dreams, well fitting shoes. The world's big man, finally has a new shoes and comfortable to wear. < br > 20 years old this year, Jason Rodriguez has a pair of feet, the right foot 40.1 cm, left foot 39.6 cm long. Last year, he obtained certification to break the Guinness Book of world records, become the most foot men in the world. Data figure: Rodriguez and his brother Wilmer. Because the pituitary is so developed that he is growing faster than their peers, his height at present has reached unbelievable 2.2 meters. German shoemaker Georg Wessels donated 4 pairs of shoes 26 yards to him, including boots, sports shoes and sandals. Wessels said in a telephone interview, he in the past few decades, has been free of charge for the tallest man in the world to make shoes, has donated about 500 pairs of shoes. From Venezuela's young guy Jason Rodriguez has a pair of feet, the right foot 40.1 cm, left foot 39.6 cm long, break the Guinness Book of world records become most foot men in the world. < br > since 3 years ago Wessels gave Rodriguez three pairs of shoes after, although two people are separated by the half of the earth, and will not speak each other's language, but they always keep in touch with each other. German media reported that, before sending Wessels shoes, Rodriguez never really through the shoes, are replaced by temporary slippers. Rodriguez is also the tallest man in Venezuela, his height is about 2.21 meters.
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  • Cancel original title: canteen brush fingers channel county rural elementary school meal card < br > < br > students according to the fingerprint dining net channel station February 25 news (correspondent Li Shangyin) for 2 months 24, Tongdao County first "campus fingerprint dining system" in the teeth of Tunpu elementary school to settle down. The pupils only need to gently press on the fingerprint reader, we can realize the dining consumer payment. " don't have to worry about the child's card is lost, the consumer by a fingerprint payment, is really good." A witness to the student dining parents amazing to say. school director Ceng Linggao, former school of "campus card", because some students for safekeeping, often losing card, card stolen brush phenomenon, serious impact on their study and life. In order to solve this problem, schools from the beginning of the period, send someone in the campus for students to establish fingerprint files, the fingerprint of students each entry system, students choose yourself more commonly used thumb or index finger into the collection. Parents in their children the appropriate account recharge, when students have a meal, just a finger, the balance of the card, real-time consumption be clear at a glance. < br > to feel the effect of fingerprint dining, the thumb extends into the fingerprint identification area. The results show that "does not recognize, the balance is zero." The canteen manager told the author, you have no fingerprints in the school, the account must be zero. The fingerprint is unique, and has wide application value in safety. The use of "fingerprint teeth Tunpu primary school dining system" is the first county in the channel. This fusion of campus and technology, is bound to the students to create a better future.
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  • Original title: 2016 Zhangjiajie Municipal Standing Committee fourth conference held < br > < br > 2016 Zhangjiajie Municipal CPC Standing Committee of the fourth meeting of the < br > < br > municipal Party committee secretary Yang Guangrong to convene presided over the meeting net Zhangjiajie railway station on the afternoon of February 24 February 25 news (sub station reporter evidence Zhang pan), Zhangjiajie Municipal Party committee secretary Yang Guangrong chaired a 2016 Zhangjiajie Municipal CPC Standing Committee of the fourth meeting, communicate learning city departmental level leading cadres to study and implement the party's Fifth Plenary Session of the eighth Symposium spirit the spirit, considered will soon convene the conference program and the relevant documents. < br > February 16 to 20, the province departmental level leading cadres study and implement the party's Fifth Plenary Session of the eighth spirit seminar held in the provincial Party school, Secretary of provincial Party committee, the provincial people's Congress Standing Committee Chairman Xu Shousheng for special counseling report, stressed the need to thoroughly study and implement Xi Jinping, general secretary of the series of important speech, accurately grasp the development of the new situation, to firmly establish the new concept of development, to promote the sustained and healthy development of the province's economic and social, to ensure the schedule to achieve the goal of building a moderately prosperous society. The training class also invited experts in related fields, do the work of the city, the new period to promote the supply side structural reform, learning Party regulations, strengthen the party's construction of thematic teaching. < br > conference pointed out that the province departmental level leading cadres seminar and Party building special training is rich in content, is of great significance, the city departments at all levels to in-depth study and implement the province departmental level leading cadres seminar and the spirit of the party construction of special training, the innovation, coordination, green, open, sharing the new development concept as thought and action of total lead, to the central, provincial par, dare to play, as a positive, efforts to promote Zhangjiajie economic and social development to a new level. The meeting considered the city's leading cadres at county level study and implement the Fifth Plenary Session of the eighth and strictly administering the party spirit training scheme. < br > meeting heard and considered the forthcoming Municipal Committee of the 14th session of the sixth plenary session, poverty alleviation and development, fully completed well-off society will promote and urban construction, park construction and project construction will promote the meeting program and the relevant documents. The meeting also studied other villages construction work.
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  • Original title: France wants to provisions of the bars and restaurants banned e-cigarettes sparked controversy < br > [global network reported internship reporter Zhao Yizhen according to the French "20 minutes" February 24 reports, France local time on February 24, public health Supreme Council of France announced that hope in public places, especially the electronic cigarette is banned in bars and restaurants. This initiative will lead to the electronic cigarette or re debate. According to reports, the French Supreme Council of Public Health revealed that electronic cigarette tobacco may cause poisoning, and may lead to the normalization of tobacco consumption. Therefore, the agencies maintain the relevant legal provisions prohibiting the sale of tobacco and tobacco advertising, and will be extended to all affected areas. Even if the passive electronic cigarettes no harm or influence is extremely limited, the agency that is still more than the provision of health law to go further. electronic cigarette industry association responded, and accused the French public health of the Supreme Council of the blind. The electronic cigarette industry Association believes that the French Supreme Council prohibits public health electronic cigarette and tobacco in public places, the initiative is likely to electronic cigarettes and tobacco as a matter.
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  • Original title: Liu Hua research Zhangjiajie City small and medium-sized enterprise chamber of commerce development of < br > < br > Liu Hua in the research pointed out that to real work, promote the development of SMEs in net Zhangjiajie station February 25 news (sub station reporter Li Senlin) the afternoon of February 24, Liu Hua, vice mayor of Zhangjiajie led the city by letter to the committee, the City Federation of industry and commerce, came to the city through the investment company, Zhangjiajie City Chamber of Commerce small and medium enterprises development research. In the investigation, Liu Hua pointed out that to real work, promote the development of small and medium sized enterprises. small and medium sized enterprises in Zhangjiajie chamber of Commerce was established in July 18, 2014, the existing membership of more than 1300 enterprises. Chamber of Commerce to "integration of resources, information sharing, Baotuan development, social services," for the purpose of around the goal of economic construction and service member center, efforts to build "communication between government and enterprises, learning exchanges, bank financing, legal services, project demonstration, the sharing of resources six platforms. Since its inception, the use of their advantages in resources, talents, looking for high quality resources, excellent brand packaging, take the initiative to adapt to economic and social development of the new normal, to respond positively to the national call of "peoples creativity, public business, a good assistant of the government management and service in private enterprises, for the full implementation of the" improving quality in Zhangjiajie, build an upgraded version of "strategy, promote Zhangjiajie City, the healthy development of non-public economy and make a positive contribution. < br > after listening to the report, Liu Hua chamber of Commerce of city of the small and medium-sized enterprises of work and achievements give full affirmation, he asked, Zhangjiajie City, small and medium enterprises, chambers of Commerce to will purpose focuses on development, using chamber of commerce platform provides support for membership enterprises, to initiate enterprise will be resolved in a timely manner to meet practical problems in. At the same time, government departments to from the aspects of policy and capital increase support for small and medium-sized enterprises City Chamber of Commerce, let membership enterprises through the chamber of commerce platform learning exchanges, to speed up the development of enterprises, so as to promote Zhangjiajie City sound and fast economic and social development.
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  • Original title: Macao Daily News: port is located in the duty-free shop want to return goods of fertilizer and water when the self-improvement < br > < br > data figure: January 02, 2015,, Wuhan City, Hubei Province, during the new year's Day holiday, central China's first duty-free shops, optical valley bonded exhibition and Trade Center is Jibao. Photograph: CFP vision < br > China in Beijing on February 25, the State Council recently decided to add imported duty-free shops in Zhuhai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Nanjing and other places of the nineteen crossings, and reasonable to extend the tax-free varieties, increase a certain number of duty-free shopping amount. 25, Macao Daily editorial said, this is the country to promote the return of consumption of the latest action. Many of the domestic industry is facing overcapacity problem. If the outflow of fertilizer lead back to their own fields, not only can bring considerable income for domestic enterprises to the domestic economy is also a small boost. How to make the return of consumption trillion has been upgraded to the national level. article excerpts are as follows: buy burst in Japan and South Korea, Europe and the United States shopping spree. In recent years, Chinese overseas shopping enthusiasm. According to the national Ministry of Commerce statistics, last year China's outbound travel up to 1.2 billion people, consumption abroad (including travel, accommodation, shopping costs) up to 15000 billion yuan RMB, where at least 7000 to 8000 billion yuan is to be used for shopping. " Chinese outbound trips and consumption are listed first in the world. < br > wealth quality research institute according to the brand in the library of more than 20000 brand operating income is estimated that, last year, Chinese people bought 40% of the world six luxury, consumption amounted to $116.8 billion, of which $91 billion for overseas consumption, accounting for the total 70 eight. Monkey year the Spring Festival, Chinese people overseas cargo sweeping tide continued, 600 million outbound Chinese New Year Chinese tourists "brush" new record of consumption abroad 900 billion yuan. in Japan, many businesses because Chinese burst buy "after a year of fertilizer. Chinese people in Japan have been panic buying goods from the smart toilet lid, a cooker, extended to cold medicine, children's sanitary napkins, stockings, condoms, nail clippers, insulation Cup, electric toothbrushes, pens and other daily necessities. Foreign products by the Chinese people berserk, domestic similar products have a serious backlog. At present, many domestic China industry faces overcapacity problem. If the outflow of fertilizer lead back to their own fields, not only can bring considerable income for domestic enterprises to the domestic economy is also a small boost. How to make the return of consumption trillion has been upgraded to the national level. since last year, the state issued a series of policies to promote the return of overseas consumption. For example, last year in June and December two lower import tariffs on clothing, skin care products, milk powder and other parts of daily consumer goods and clothing and other goods. Lowering tariffs have helped to reduce the price of the foreign products in China, and reduce the spread abroad, attract the people in domestic consumption and to China expand imports, reduce the trade surplus, to promote the development of commercial circulation and increase employment, and has positive significance. but palliatives. first, when domestic self-reliance. Mainland government at all levels and relevant departments to strengthen supply side reforms, such as deepening decentralization, to optimize business environment; continue to through the tax and fee reduction, reduce high-end manufacturing industry production costs; increase support for enterprise innovation, enhance the domestic commodity quality competition and price advantage; strengthening of industrial design, brand marketing, to promote the "made in China" to step on a new step. then, for consumers in the domestic purchase of international products provide greater convenience. Can further reduce some products import tax and consumption tax, reduce logistics cost, reduce the spread abroad, and the need to build more duty-free shops, convenience of purchase international products. also need to further purify the domestic consumption environment, establish and improve the social credit system, crack down on fake and shoddy products, so that consumers can rest assured consumption. in addition, domestic and foreign tourists should offer more for duty-free shops, the tax rebate system, so that foreign tourists to China to more consumption, more convenient and cheaper consumption.
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  • Original title: Fenghuang County of 11.6 million yuan of social assistance Jin Huiji more than 4000 poor students < br > net Phoenix Station February 25 news (sub station reporter Fu Haiqing communication member Zhou Jun) on February 24, reporter learned from the Fenghuang County of the student financial assistance management center, 2015, Fenghuang County social aid team continue to grow, a year to nearly 50 community came to Phoenix to carry out donate activity were obtained with central lottery gold, Sinopec, tert Kun student group, Shanghai big eyes a student group etc. social groups and people love the amount of subsidy (containing material) to 11.63 million yuan, to benefit the poor students more than 4000. < br > according to Fenghuang County of the student financial assistance management center responsible person introduced, in order to strengthen social support, Phoenix with strong tourism resources, actively build tourism and donate the platform, mobilize the love and caring people to Phoenix loving tourism activities, for the county's donations to the founding of, donation educational and teaching facilities, for poor students donated school supplies and grants. Also make full use of various donations to student related websites and other online resources, actively build network donate platform, timely release of information on poor students, seeking more caring people to care for the poor students, pay attention to education in Phoenix, and regularly posted to donate information, let love heart people timely understand and master the donate situation. addition, Fenghuang county also established and love to join the QQ group communication and the social from all walks of life, to build online interactive platform for student activities. Now, the establishment of Fenghuang County funded work QQ group, such as more than 10 love QQ, through the modern means of network, constantly expand to donate channels.
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  • Original title: older female why choose "left"? Guangdong Women: "naked marriage" the most reliable < br > second day of the first lunar month, 27 year old Miss Fei circle of friends in the micro channel released a play according to, photos, her high jump, laughing at the camera, vibrant. However, a friend is in the following comments: "the beautiful pictures of what is the use? Not to marry." "what time the marital status evaluation of a standard for women? I am unmarried, you laugh at me for?" Miss Fei wondered. < br > data show that as early as in 2012 the number of Guangdong older "3S lady" on more than 200 million, Guangzhou, which has 60 million, 2014 Jiayuan released a survey report shows, Guangdong "leftover women" number in the country ranked second. With past due to the fast pace of life, work pressure leads to urban women "passively" single different, now more and more women take the initiative to choose to be the "3S lady", they have a thousand choice "left" reasons, including enjoy high-quality single life, attention to male values Yan "and so on, the reporter interviewed a number of Guangzhou" leftover women "found. case 1 "husband in modern society is not just to be" Alice is a 27 year old girl in Guangzhou, the local school graduate, working in the media industry. Appearance, friends always praised her for her "cable, beautiful, is", many suitors; work. She is desperately Niang ", there is a small achievement; life she makes friends widely, love sports. If around a lot, come look, Alice in the romance of the past, met some fit into the marriage, such as a house, a car, such as stable operation, high degree. active left, is my problem." She said, have not met the love to marry. "probably because of occupation relationship, I hope that the other half is interested in a broad, open, and I can talk to. He is not very close very boring boring, life is boring, if at the boring people, you say more pain." Alice said. "we are the people who are free, can choose to wear red or blue, or do not eat spicy spicy food. The ancient woman can't read, work, not only to make a living, to find the same as men looking for work. We don't need now. Husband is not just to be." Marry against external pressure, the Alice way is too much, don't listen to the opinions of others. "You hurry on, if not happy, nobody will help you in charge." < br > case 2 "married to lower the quality of life without the" < br > Chaoshan girl Miss Chen, 30 years old, returnees, the in Guangzhou Tianhe a state-owned enterprise work. She is every colleagues mouth open luxury car, carrying a brand-name bags to work "rich girl", it was "as long as love don't pack" "freak". < br > "I used to have a boyfriend is met when I went on a business trip to Beijing, the ordinary white-collar workers, a monthly salary of five or six thousand, in Beijing is certainly can't afford to buy a house can't afford to buy a car, but he is modest, motivated, to me is fine." Love after half a year, Miss Chen is ready to quit his job in Guangzhou, Beijing to live together with her boyfriend. < br > "although some disparity in consumption habits, education background, but I think mutual tolerance is to solve these problems," but Miss Chen's actions not only the family was opposed and scare the boyfriend, "he said he has not the ability to take care of me, and then disappeared. I didn't get a chance to say I don't mind him to eat fast food, don't mind the holidays without the gift." later, Miss Chen generous "conditions" also scared through intimate knowledge of teachers, male IT. "in the past I think material conditions are not important, so every time without success." Miss Chen said, now she is convinced that the parents say "match", after all real life is not a drama, "I later understood at present to maintain a single, quality of life to be much better than 'marry', I obviously do not want the other half pulled down my quality of life." < br > < br > of big data in Guangdong Women: "naked marriage" the most reliable < br > according to Internet dating platform Jiayuan sent to reporters the year 2015 China marriage Outlook Survey Report ", the Guangdong Women think" naked marriage "(now had no car, no house, but has the ability to in 5 years built do good, married with the commitment) is the most reliable and acceptance of the highest, most do not agree with the marriage should be properly matched" argument. The report also showed that women in Guangzhou for the lowest income ideal partner to set standards, namely "love starting price reached 6701 yuan, while in 2015 the average monthly salary of 6911 yuan in Guangzhou city. in addition, this is a look at the face of the era". The report shows that both men and women, age and appearance are valued mate conditions. < br > experts: modern female marriage value view more diverse < br > counselors, marriage and family expert Hu Shenzhi think, continue to enhance the independence, the emotional needs and pressure, others of marital success or failure of the experience factors interweave together, the modern women's view of marriage and love have impact and shock. < br > "we said in the past, a person must be married, 'married marry Han Han, dressing for dinner", but modern female independence in economy and spirit, creating a complex and pluralistic values of love and marriage, the independent choice of the ability and willingness to stronger. " Hu Shenzhi said. "when a woman can be self-sufficient when she would consider the benefits of marriage and marriage benefits. If a woman earn their own money to buy a car, every day the dress to the United States and the United States, do not need to marry after home "Huanglian Po ', emotional also have very close male friends, so why get married?" Hu Shenzhi analysis, there are some women for birth, upbringing and other reasons, in an intimate relationship is not very confident, so choose the single; and other female spirit pursuit is relatively high, in the so-called "soul mate" is not found, more willing to choose to wait. Hu Shenzhi < br > believes that as long as there is no violation of the law, concept of marriage no right or wrong, but modern women must pay for their choice. Yangcheng Evening News reporter Li Wenjie editor:
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