Showing posts from May 17, 2015

Aberystwyth University IBERS scientist in Kathmandu

Dr Tony Callaghan who recently completed his PhD at IBERS is helping to secure a clean water supply in earthquake stricken Kathmandu in Nepal.
Tony has been assisting German based non-profit, non-governmental organisation Arche Nova, a group that specialises in ensuring that clean water is supplied to disaster stricken areas. (
Four Arche Nova water engineers are working with local community groups and individuals to build and repair damaged water purification systems, and to install a filter system to supply the main hospital in Bidur, the capital of the Nuwakot district.
Dr. Gareth Griffith, Tony’s PhD supervisor at IBERS said “I am immensely proud of what Tony is doing and pleased that the skills he learned during his PhD at Aber are able to be deployed to help alleviate the problems of the Nepalese people”
Speaking from Nepal Tony said:
“Using skills involved in both chemical and biological analysis learned during my time at Aberystwyth I have been assisting …

The latest 'On Song' column from the Llanelli Star

The latest 'On Song' column (about the choral scene in and around Llanelli)  from the Llanelli Star - 

Côr Meibion Llanelli (Llanelli Male Voice Choir) will be holding a special concert with The Three Welsh Tenors at the Selwyn Samuel Centre on Sunday, July 12.
And they will also be joined by some extra special guests – Llangennech Junior School Choir - Ysgol Iau Llangennech.
The school choir performed admirably in the BBC Songs of Praises to deliver a "faultless" performance to come top in the junior school choir category.
It was a victory for Welsh choirs as well, as the Llangennech pupils were the only performers in the final to come from Wales.
The Three Welsh Tenors will have their work cut out at the big concert on July 12 as the Llangennech pupils will be doing their best to outshine them.
The Three Welsh Tenors are three distinct and unique voices which complement each other perfectly.
With a programme comprising of classics from opera and musicals, famous Welsh son…

The latest Phil Evans column from the South Wales Evening Post

The latest Phil Evans column from the South Wales Evening Post.
Comedian Phil Evans is from Ammanford. He is known as the man who puts the ‘cwtsh’ into comedy.



I did something this week that I haven’t done for years. Steady now! This is a family newspaper; the only boobs on display are my spelling mistakes.
‘Money To Burn’ Evans splashed the cash on a TV listings magazine.
I can’t say which one because then I’d have to mention all of them. Suffice it to say that its Big Bold Colourful pages weren’t just informative about the particular hour each TV show started, but also mentioned the radio times.
I’ve always relied on the South Wales Evening Post television page to inform me what’s on my massive 14” telly, perched over the fireplace so I always get a warm reception.
And once I start watching a series I like, I usually remember when the next episode’s on. If I don’t like it, I’m even better at remembering never t…

Clean sweep for Bryngwyn in the first Llanelli Rotary Young Photographer of the Year competition

There was a clean sweep for Bryngwyn Comprehensive School in the first ever Young Photographer competition organised by Llanelli Rotary Club. “There was a very high standard of entries and the judges were given a very difficult task,” said competition organiser Rotarian Jeff Wheeler.
The winner in the Senior Category (14 to 17 years old) was Lucie Emily Wiltshire. The runner-up was her Bryngwyn schoolmate Abeera Sohail.
In the Intermediate Category (11 to 13 years old) the winner was John O'Brien. The runner-up was his Bryngwyn colleague Brooke James.
The theme of the competition was ‘Light Up Your Community’ and the event was part of a national Rotary competition, with the winners progressing to regional finals.
The judges were Peter Owen Jones, professional studio photographer, Thomas Street, Llanelli, and Peter Evans, a member of Cefn Sidan Rotary Club and a former chairman of the Trostre Camera Club.
The winners and runners-up received their certificates at a special presentation …

Llanelli Talking Newspaper for the Blind celebrates 1000th edition

The Llanelli and District Talking Newspaper for the Blind this week celebrated its 1000th edition. Robert Lloyd, the chairman of the Llanelli and District Talking Newspaper Association looks back on the origins of the service.
There is a very black joke which the secretary of the Llanelli and District Talking Newspaper, John C Williams MBE, is fond of repeating –
“No-one is allowed to resign from the Llanelli Talking Newspaper. You might get ‘sacked’, but death is usually the only reason for ‘resigning’ and not attending recording sessions.”
In recent years, we’ve had to cope with some very sad unexpected ‘resignations’ from the Llanelli Talking Newspaper – Monro Walters, the Very Rev Kerry Goulstone and Norman Lewis, to name a few.
But, by way of tribute to them and the others who went before them, the work of the Llanelli Talking Newspaper goes on.
Our search for volunteers to replace the likes of Monro Walters continues and we are always on the look-out for individuals who can help. Ne…

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