My twinge I bear sans the sympathy of fakesMy wound I nurse sans the murmur of healersMy blight I carry despite the prattle of crowsMy hunger I feed despite the feast nearbyMy head resting on a pillow of old clothesClothes cover by body carries none of charityMy head I hold higher despite my need for aidMy pride not of folly but strength and courageI come of a time when I must stand for myselfI come of a time when folks plummet like fliesI smirk in spite the despairs of present timesMy eyes glitter yet my inner pain not for empathyMy plans for success that battle is mine aloneMy feet in shredded shoes for that I can affordMy back rest on old mattress yet I gain strengthHigher I seek as my belief becomes resoluteAll for ascending although the times of distressMy honor and my prayer and my visionsI come of a time when paucity is now usualI come of a time when happiness is shallow Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Stoke: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Huth, Muniesa; Walters, Nzonzi, Whelan, Adam, Arnautovic; Crouch.Subs: Pennant, Palacios, Jones, Assaidi, Wilkinson, Ireland.Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Ramires, Mikel; Hazard, Mata, Schurrle; Torres.Subs: Schwarzer, Cole, Essien, Lampard, De Bruyne, Ba, Eto’o.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
A group of homeless people living on the streets of Johannesburg have found their true calling in theatre. With the help of a dedicated teacher, the group is taking Shakespeare to the streets, using his words to tell their stories.Acting coach Dorothy Ann Gould and her Johannesburg Awakening Minds students use Shakespeare to find their voices and contribute to society. (Image: Johannesburg Awakening Minds Facebook page)CD AndersonFounded in 2012 by South African actress and acting coach Dorothy Ann Gould, the Johannesburg Awakening Minds (JAM) theatre group comprises homeless men and women living on the inner city streets of Johannesburg.The group began as an acting therapy class in Hillbrow, with the intention, as Gould writes on her website, of “[letting] individuals feel that they had the right to speak, the right to be seen and the right to tell their stories in a city which has been very cruel to them”.Classes include vocal training, theatre stagecraft and creative writing exercises. The students quickly began finding their voices in the works of William Shakespeare, with many of them starting to recite some of the Bard’s most famous soliloquies on street corners as their own performance pieces.In Shakespeare, Gould writes, the actors found that “[the words] of Macbeth and Titus were speaking about their pain and that the plays were huge receptacles that could hold all the emotions that they needed to release: the rage, the feelings of abandonment; they began to flex again their intellectual muscle, to debate, have opinions and to become a team that support each other and watch each other’s backs, not only on the streets, but on stage.”The group has performed on stage intermittently since 2013, including performances at the Johannesburg Arts Alive festival, at the Space.com event at the Johannesburg Theatre and as part of the Shakespeare Society of South Africa festival on radio station Classic FM.With their stage productions few and far between, most of the actors still live on the streets or in shelters, but they have found a continued inspiration in performing for the public on street corners. Some of the actors have moved into other artistic pursuits, such as painting, and selling their works at markets.Donations and sponsorships, as well any small profit from the group’s performances, have helped the JAM members slowly re-enter society, enabling some to open bank accounts, begin hawker businesses and help their families.Some of the rising stars of the JAM group have also found work in short student films and as extras in television productions.JAM member Thando Matodlana has been accepted to study at The Market Theatre Laboratory theatre school, while Sibusiso Magubane has acted in television commercials and is auditioning for speaking roles in local and international films being made in Johannesburg.Gould describes her students as “dedicated and passionate… the talent and growth they have displayed is truly inspirational. Proving that Shakespeare is not for the old, stuffy academic types and has a home in Africa.”For more information, join the Johannesburg Awakening Minds Facebook page for photos and videos of the group in action.To support the initiative, contact Dorothy Ann Gould via her Triple Take Studios website here.Source: BBC, News24, Johannesburg Awakening Minds Facebook PageWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Ravena shines as NLEX survives KIA; Magnolia rips Alaska The player is a vocal supporter of Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based cleric blamed by Turkey for last year’s failed military coup.Kanter was detained in Romania on May 20. He said he was able to return to the United States after American officials intervened.He said his family remains in Turkey and he is concerned for them — he said his father at one point was jailed for a week — but he downplayed the situation otherwise.“I was like, that’s it, only four years? All the trash I’ve been talking?” Kanter said. “I promise you guys, it doesn’t really bother me even bother me a little bit, because my thing is just going out there and playing basketball.”ADVERTISEMENT 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kanter said he wasn’t concerned and continued his criticisms of Erdogan, saying, “That dude is a maniac.”“That stuff really don’t bother me because I’m used to it,” Kanter said after the Knicks practiced Wednesday (Thursday Manila time) in New York.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I think it’s just nothing to me, man. I’m in America. I’m good and my focus right now is just going out there, playing basketball, have fun with my teammates and just winning and just thinking about playoffs.”Kanter cannot return to Turkey because his passport has been canceled. He would be tried in absentia. Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq MOST READ View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next AFP FILE PHOTOANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s state-run news agency says prosecutors are seeking more than four years in prison for NBA player Enes Kanter on charges of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.Anadolu Agency says an indictment prepared by the Istanbul chief prosecutor’s office accuses the New York Knicks player of insulting the president in a series of tweets he posted in May and June 2016.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’
It’s the joy of seeing the unexpected, of not knowing what each day holds and the carefree leisure of curiosity which gets you feeling like a child again and makes going to a new place so exciting. Whether you are the kind of person who enjoys the relaxed leisure of,It’s the joy of seeing the unexpected, of not knowing what each day holds and the carefree leisure of curiosity which gets you feeling like a child again and makes going to a new place so exciting. Whether you are the kind of person who enjoys the relaxed leisure of sandy beaches, the exotic romance of desert country or are just looking to satisfy the adventurer in you. Here’s everything you need to know about the 10 best places to travel to, in India and abroad, that will suit your budget and mood, with tips on what to expect, the places not to miss and how to perfect that stylish yet practical holiday look.IstanbulReasons to visit: If flea markets and the mysticism of dervishes are not reason enough, then you have great food and architecture to look forward to. The beautiful beaches are an added bonus.Hot spots: Explore the Byzantine wonders, especially the Church of St Saviour in Chora, known for its mosaics and frescos. Haggle for great Turkish carpets at the Grand Bazaar, ferry around the Bosphorous and do not forget to walk along the legendary city walls.Wardrobe: Stylish, casual dresses are your best bet. Dress up more for the city and less for the seaside. Focus on light dresses with flats rather than the staple touristy shorts and T-shirt look. Do not forget to carry some modest clothing for the mosques as you will not be allowed in if you are showing skin.Sandals by Bess; Price: Rs 23,196Dress by Missoni; Price: Rs 60,053Bag by Stella McCartney; Price: Rs 58,914Tunic by Versace; Price: Rs 1,83,930advertisementBora BoraReasons to visit: This French owned territory in the Pacific Ocean is known for its white sandy beaches and idyllic beauty. The perfect place to head out to if you are looking for an easy relaxed vacation.Hot spots: Take part in all the exciting water sports, which include everything from windsurfing to shark feeding. It’s known for its varied marine life and snorkeling is a sport that every visitor should experience.Wardrobe: Before you even begin to pack, make sure to buy or borrow a small weekend bag, even for a week long trip, as Bora Bora has no direct flights and you will take a smaller plane from Tahiti’s main island to your resort. Keep your wardrobe very basic. Include lots of beachwear and carry simple totes that are water-resistant.Shorts by JC Crew; Price on RequestSandals by Lanvin; Price Rs 47,728Tankini by Missoni; Price Rs 35,324Bag by Anna Hindmarch; Price Rs 12,692JordanReasons to visit: If the history of a place is what excites you, then travel to Jordan to follow the ancient footsteps of the Queen of Sheba, Cleopatra, Prophet Mohammed, Jesus, and Lawrence of Arabia.Hot spots: Visit the nature reserves of Dana and Wadi Rum, Jerash, Madaba, and Mt. Nebo, where Moses first saw the Promised Land. Float in the Dead Sea and the Red Sea. Discover dramatic crusader castles. Take the camel ride into the Wadi Rum desert, then explore Petra for two full days.Wardrobe: No cleavage. Please stick to demure garments that do not attract too much attention to you. Wear long flowy dresses, team them with headscarves and avoid shorts. Skirts are fine, as long as they are not too short.Jumpsuit by Stella McCartney; Price on Request Sandals by Paloma Barcelo; Price Rs 34,028 Bag by Christian Louboutin; Price on RequestBandhavgarhReasons to visit: If being wild is what you crave for, then this national park in Madhya Pradesh is the best bet for you. There are 22 species of mammals and 250 species of birds to watch out for.Hot spots: Beside the wildlife, Bandhavgarh is also famous for the archaeological remains of the Kalchuri period that have been found there. There are caves belonging to the pre-historic period, which should not be missed, as they date back to the first century.Wardrobe: Refrain from carrying anything fancy to this part of town. Focus on pants, boots and camping gear. Carry cottons and do not forget to pack some woollens, as the temperature tends to dip in the evenings. Say no to skirts and shorts as they will be uncomfortable in the jungle.Boots by Belstaff; Price Rs 24,657Cargos by JC Crew; Price Rs 23,395Gloves by Burberry; Price on RequestJaisalmerReasons to visit: Known as much for its majestic architecture as for its magical sand dunes, this place is a must visit for those who are looking for a little bit of gypsy romance.Hot spots: The most magnificent attraction is the Jaisalmer Fort known as the Sonar Kila, made famous by Satyajit Ray, due to the yellow stone it was built from. Then there is the Jain temple. But the most important thing to do when here is to go on a desert safari.Wardrobe: Do not carry clothes in dark colours. Carry ample linen shorts for the day. You can also carry day dresses. Make the most of the chilly desert evenings in romantic flowy dresses and dramatic jewellery as Rajasthan is all about opulence and luxury.Dress by Diane Von Furstenberg; Price Rs 29,295Bag by Lanvin; Price Rs 60,078Dress by Elizabeth and James; Price Rs 25,910advertisementTuscanyReasons to visit: Known as much for its history as for its romance. From Renaissance art in Florence to tasting local wines, this part of Italy is a must visit for every romantic.Hot spots: Visit the cities such of Florence, Siena, Lucca and Pisa and the countryside for its quaint villages, castles, villas and vineyards.Wardrobe: A place this dreamy deserves your fashionable best. Wear skirts during the day teamed with leggings, opt for wedges to stay comfortable without lowering your style quotient. In the evenings switch to gowns and elegant dresses.Boots by Stella McCartney; Price Rs 34,665Dress by Vionnet; Price on RequestClutch by Temperley London; Price Rs 78,827LakshadweepReasons to visit: These are India’s only coral atolls and geologically a part of the same chain as the Maldives. This is a place known for its sandy beaches and thriving marine life.Hot spots: The Coral Reef Cruise to Kavaratti, Kalpeni and Minicoy islands is an interesting opportunity to rejoice in the solitary pleasures of these emerald islands.Wardrobe: The only thing you need to carry while on these islands is your swimwear. Pack a few kaftans or light shirt dresses for the times when you feel like covering up.Kaftan by Mathew Williamson;Price Rs 74,266 Bag by Valentino; Price on RequestDress by Halston Heritage; Price Price Rs. 30,077Araku ValleyReasons to visit: Famous for its coffee plantations, tunnels, bridges, orchards and waterfalls. Araku Valley in Andhra Pradesh is the perfect place to go to if hill stations are what make you happy.Hot spots: The picturesque Ananthagiri Hills in the ranges of the Eastern Ghats and the Burra caves for their stalactites and stalagmites are a fascinating experience.Wardrobe: The best wardrobe for this destination is a pair of denims or cargo pants with comfortable T-shirts and flat shoes as there is a lot to explore. T-shirt by Fendi; Price Rs 34,028Bag by Stella McCartney; Price on RequestJeans by 7 For All Mankind; Price Rs 17,292HampiReasons to visit: The capital of Vijayanagar, the 14th century empire has its ruins spread over Hampi. It is a great place to spend a few days discovering its rich, vibrant history and admiring its scenic views.Hot spots: Major tourist attractions of this royal relic include Hampi Bazaar and the the royal center near Kamalapuram. The stone chariot is a must visit and so are the the rock cut caves of Badami, Pattadakal.Wardrobe: Avoid tight fits and synthetic fabric as it is usually quite hot. Wear loose-fitting clothes and something to protect and cover your head. Sunglasses are a must because of the the harsh sun.Ballerinas by Alia; Price Rs 80,065Dress by Anna Sui; Price Rs 47,366Sunglasses by Elizabeth and James; Price Rs 25,898advertisementSurinameReasons to visit: The smallest independent country in South America is filled with nature reserves, beaches and rivers. An idyllic vacation spot if you want to see a little bit of everything and be exposed to different cultures in one spot.Hot spots: The White Beach, an artificial beach created on the Suriname river is a popular destination. So is the Brownsberg Nature Park. It boasts of three vegetation types and can be a nature lover’s delight. The bustling city of Paramaribo by the banks of the Suriname river is another must-visit.Wardrobe: Western clothes are very popular in the area. Carry casuals such as a pair of jeans and shorts to keep you comfortable.Jeans by Bess; Price on RequestMarc by Marc Jacobs; Price Rs 19,767Shorts by Lover; Price Rs19,767
Georgia State, the No. 14 seed in the West Region, just ended the game on a 13-0 run to shock No. 3 seed Baylor, 57-56. Georgia State guard R.J. Hunter, the son of GSU head coach Ron Hunter, hit the game-winning three-pointer from way downtown with 2.8 seconds remaining.Hunter struggled much of the day, scoring just two points in the first half. His dad coached the whole game in a rolling stool after tearing his left achilles tendon celebrating the team’s Sun Belt Conference championship last week.This is what happened to Ron Hunter when R.J. made his game-winner. March Madness is amazing.
I found a great article posted on the Syndicom Web site from CIO magazine on how to develop an online community. Here are four points I pulled out that relate to content publishers: 1. Design for EvolutionBecause communities of practice are organic, designing them is more a matter of shepherding their evolution than creating them from scratch. As the community grows, new members bring new interests and may pull the focus of the community in different directions.2. Open a Dialog Between Inside and Outside Effective community design is built on the collective experience of community members. Only an insider can appreciate the issues at the heart of the domain, the knowledge that is important to share, the challenges his field faces, and the latent potential in emerging ideas and techniques. Only an insider can know who the real players are and their relationships. Good community design requires an understanding of the community’s potential to develop and steward knowledge, but it often takes an outside perspective to help members see the possibilities3. Invite Different Levels of ParticipationPeople participate in communities for different reasons. We commonly see three main levels of community participation. The first is a small core group of people who actively participate in discussions. As the community matures, this core group takes on much of the community’s leadership. But this group is usually rather small, only 10 percent to 15 percent of the whole community. At the next level outside this core is the active group. These members attend meetings regularly and participate occasionally in the community forums, but without the regularity or intensity of the core group. The active group is also quite small, another 15 percent to 20 percent of the community. A large portion of community members are peripheral and rarely participate. Instead, they keep to the sidelines, watching the interaction of the core and active members4. Focus on ValueValue is key to community life because participation in most communities is voluntary. But the full value of a community is often not apparent when it is first formed. Moreover, the source of value often changes during the life of the community. Communities need to create events, activities and relationships that help their potential value emerge and enable them to discover new ways to harvest it rather than attempting to determine their expected value in advance. For more great articles on creating a social network, see the Syndicom resources page.
Journal information: Scientific Reports When two objects are entangled, a measurement on one object instantly affects the state of the other, even more quickly than light could travel between them. This instantaneous action goes against our intuition that an object should be affected only by its immediate surroundings, a concept known as locality.For years, physicists struggled to definitively answer the question of whether or not entangled states truly violate local realism—that is, do they violate either locality or realism, where realism is simply the assumption that objects exist even when they’re not being observed? Although it was long suspected that at least some entangled states violate local realism due to how they seem to instantly influence each other, it wasn’t until 1991 that physicist Nicolas Gisin at the University of Geneva quantitatively demonstrated that all pure entangled states must violate local realism. This result is now known as Gisin’s theorem.In quantum mechanics, a “pure” entangled state is one that is clearly defined. However, the vast majority of entangled states are “mixed” to some degree, meaning they consist of a combination of multiple types of pure states. Although Gisin’s theorem holds only for pure states, over the years physicists have extended the theorem by showing that some other types of states can also violate local realism. In a new paper to be published in Nature Scientific Reports, Jing-Ling Chen, et al., from institutions in China and Singapore, have demonstrated that all mixed states that obey a certain steering property must violate local realism. This new family of entangled mixed states that violate local realism may lead to a better fundamental understanding of quantum correlations, as well as simplify the implementation of some quantum information protocols.”Our enhanced Gisin’s theorem is the first time that the theorem has been generalized from pure states to mixed ones, and includes the original Gisin’s theorem as a special case,” Chen, a physicist at Nankai University in China and the National University of Singapore, told Phys.org. Quantum test strengthens support for EPR steering More information: Jing-Ling Chen, et al. “Beyond Gisin’s Theorem and its Applications: Violation of Local Realism by Two-Party Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Steering.” Sci. Rep. 5, 11624; DOI: 10.1038/srep11624. To be published. Also at arXiv:1404.2675 [quant-ph] Citation: Physicists demonstrate new violations of local realism (2015, June 10) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-06-physicists-violations-local-realism.html By extending Gisin’s theorem from pure states to mixed states that obey a certain property, the results of the new paper could have applications for quantum certificate authorization protocols, like the one shown here. Credit: Chen, et al. ©2015 Nature Scientific Reports Explore further Two distinct conceptsChen explained the problem in more detail:”It has long been well-known, starting from Werner’s seminal 1989 paper ‘Quantum states with Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen correlations admitting a hidden-variable model,’ that entanglement and violation of local realism are two distinct concepts. Some entangled quantum states admit a local hidden variable model and hence do not violate local realism. An important question arises. Can we pinpoint a condition that constrains quantum states to those for which entanglement is equivalent to a violation of local realism? A possible condition is purity. Any pure entangled quantum state violates Bell’s inequalities. This is known as Gisin’s theorem. “For a more general case of mixed states, however, researchers have been concerned about a lack of such a condition. The more general condition is of great significance not only from the theoretical viewpoint of the need for a deeper understanding of quantum correlations. It is also important in experiments, and for quantum informational applications. Since a quantum system inevitably interacts with its environment, the quantum states practically always are to some degree ‘mixed.’ In this work, we address this problem and propose to use the concept of Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen steering as a condition to bridge entanglement and violations of local realism.” Three forms of correlationsAs Chen explained, entanglement, steering, and violations of local realism can be thought of as three different forms of quantum correlations that form a hierarchical structure, with violations of local realism being the strongest form. Steering, the intermediate form, takes the correlations of entanglement a step further so that one system can control—or “steer”—the state of its entangled partner. Here, the physicists demonstrated that, if two observers are able to steer each other’s qubits into pure states by making a measurement on their own qubit that spontaneously collapses the state of the other’s qubit, then even if the qubits were originally in mixed states, they must violate local realism. “This proposed condition is more intrinsic, in the sense that Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen steering is by definition a form of quantum correlation that is intermediate between just entanglement and a much stronger one: violation of local realism,” Chen explained. “Our result provides an important step forward to solving a long-standing problem of pinpointing a physical condition that automatically implies violation of local realism by an entangled state.”Overall, the findings help establish rigorous criteria for marking the borders between these three highly related yet different concepts.”In this hierarchical structure of entanglement, steering, and violations of local realism, the former contain the latter as a subset,” Chen explained. “[Marking the borders between them] is a nontrivial problem since, in general, it is not easy to reduce a superset [entanglement] to a subset [violations of local realism] by imposing extra constraints, which is just EPR steering in our work.”As the scientists explain, the new family of states that violate local realism could provide a new resource for quantum information tasks by reducing the number of entangled particles needed to perform a task. One example is the Third Man cryptography protocol, also called “secret sharing,” in which a third party can control whether two people are allowed to secretly communicate with each other. Previous versions of this protocol required three entangled qubits, but because the fidelity of three-particle entangled states is currently still below about 90%, it is very error-prone. Using the new states, the protocol can be implemented with just two entangled qubits, which has a fidelity of more than 99% and therefore a much lower error rate.Another potential application is quantum certificate authorization, in which a person sending a confidential message through the internet to another person can ask a third party to verify that person’s identity. One way that the third party might do this is by ensuring that both the sender and the receiver can steer each other’s qubits into pure states. If they can, the entangled states must violate local realism, which ensures a secure protocol. The physicists plan to use the new family of EPR-steerable mixed states to experimentally realize these protocols in the near future. (Phys.org)—Erwin Schrödinger once famously stated that quantum entanglement is “the characteristic trait of quantum mechanics” that distinguishes it from classical theories. Now in a new paper, physicists have demonstrated a new family of entangled states that violates the principle of “local realism”—an intuitive concept that is a standard feature of classical theories, but disturbingly at odds with quantum theory. © 2015 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Powerpuff GirlsTurner has renewed its carriage deal with UK cabler Virgin Media, adding a raft of on-demand content to the roster of linear nets.Liberty Global-owned Virgin has secured Turner channels including Cartoon Network (Powerpuff Girls), Boomerang, Cartoonito, TCM and CNN International and the Cartoon Network HD net has been added to the line-up for the first time to Virgin’s Irish customers.Many of the shows on the Turner channels will be added to Virgin’s catch-up service, meaning it will be available to Virgin’s TV subs for 30 days after its initial transmission.The box-set content available on catch-up includes kids series Regular Show, Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Scooby Doo, Mr Bean, The Tom and Jerry Show and Fireman Sam.Virgin said the new deal also guarantees it rights to “support Virgin Media’s future product launches”, which it told TBI meant it had rights for new functionality that will be added to its set top box releases.David Bouchier, chief digital entertainment officer at Virgin Media said: “Our new deal with Turner means our customers will be able to access a wealth of on-demand programs, as well as continuing to enjoy some of the very best TV from channels as diverse as Cartoon Network, TCM and CNN International.”Ian McDonough, senior VP and managing director, Turner, Northern Europe added: “We’re very excited about strengthening our much valued partnership with Virgin Media, built around our premium kids and entertainment brands.“We look forward to working closely with Virgin Media to deliver entertaining channels and on-demand content that captures the growing appetite of our audiences for many years to come.”
The father-of-one’s family moved to Massachusetts after leaving Derry more than 30 years ago.Mr Donnelly’s father – Christopher snr – kept up his link with Derry through the Friendly Sons of St Patrick in Massachusetts.The exact circumstances of Mr Donnelly’s death are not known at this stage.Former Mayor of Derry Martin Reilly has offered his condolences to Mr Donnelly and his family. Derry-born Christopher Donnelly tragically died at his adoptive home in USTRIBUTES have been paid to a Derry-born man Christopher Donnelly who tragically died on Christmas Day at his home in the United States.The 33-year-old will be laid to rest on Saturday, January 5, in his adoptive city of New Bedford, Massachusetts. ShareTweet The SDLP councillor said: “I was deeply saddened to hear about the death of Christopher Donnelly’s son, also called Christopher.“I first got to know Christopher Snr when I was mayor through his involvement with the Friendly Sons of St Patrick organisation in Massachusetts, which is an organisation that regularly brings groups of tourist to Derry.“Christopher Snr was from the Bogside area and always kept his native Derry close to his heart through the Friendly Sons of St Patrick so I was very saddened to hear that his son had passed away on Christmas Day.“Like so many other people from this city, I offer my condolences to Christopher and the wider family circle on the death of Christopher Jnr.”The Donnelly family moved to New Bedford from Northern Ireland when Christopher Jnr was just two years of age.The 33-year-old worked as a high school and youth soccer referee.He is survived by his daughter Raelynne Rose Donnelly, father Christopher, mother Mary Elizabeth, sister Roisin as well as relatives still in Derry.His family has asked that in lieu of flowers donations be made to an educational fund for his daughter Raelynne Rose Donnelly through the Friendly Sons of St Patrick, PO Box 4021, New Bedford, MA 02740.Tributes paid to Derry-born Christopher Donnelly following his death in United States was last modified: January 2nd, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: Friendly Sons of St PatrickMARTIN REILLYMassachusettsNew BedfordSDLP COUNCILLORTributes paid to Derry-born Christopher Donnelly following his death in United StatesUSA