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THE F1 driver’s and constructor’s championship already wrapped, Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes would be forgiven for heading to this weekend’s grand prix at the Autódromo José Carlos Pace in Interlagos, Brazil in a party mood.

However, last year’s winner, Hamilton has warned his F1 rivals that he's in no mood to wind down though, despite his unassailable advantage and Paradise Papers probe. Hamilton clearly wants to increase his points haul at the expense of championship runner-up Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel who still needs to defend his runner-up spot from Hamilton’s teammate, Valtteri Bottas.

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen will have a different view on this and will be all out to increase his tally, laying down the gauntlet to championship veterans Hamilton and Vettel in preparation for the 2018 title. Teammate Danny Ricciardo, with only one race win to his credit this season, will want to better his teammate on races wins even though he is ahead in the championship.

From lights out on Sunday we will be guaranteed a thrilling race. This circuit has been home to some of the most thrilling battles in F1 history and with the championship wrapped up, we could see four cars into turn one all fighting for race glory. A reputation for unpredictable weather will add further spice to an already thrilling circuit. Just look back on Max Verstappen’s epic “save of the century” in last year’s race. Wow. (You Tube search: ‘Verstappen brazil save’)

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No spare change – no problem, as charity embraces new technology

By Sean Moriarty With less and less people carrying lose change around, one local group have now embraced a new technology to make donating much easier. For their annual Christmas fundraiser, the Killarney Conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society will have a special collection bucket that will allow supporters to use their bank […]

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By Sean Moriarty

With less and less people carrying lose change around, one local group have now embraced a new technology to make donating much easier.

For their annual Christmas fundraiser, the Killarney Conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society will have a special collection bucket that will allow supporters to use their bank card to make a donation.

The Society’s annual churchgate collection will be held on the weekend of December 11/12 at places of worship in the town and surrounding areas. This year’s collection has be renamed as ‘Giving Sunday’ and makes a return after the pandemic forced the cancellation of last year’s fundraiser.

“We are moving towards a cashless society,” explained Killarney Conference President Breda O’Dwyer. “You can tap and swipe your card to make a donation.”

Breda added that they are hoping to have the buckets ready by next week in time for the collection.

She said the local conference of the St Vincent De Paul Society has seen a marked increase in the number of families it is helping mainly caused by the increase in the cost of fuel and home heating products.

The annual St Vincent De Paul Society’s Christmas Jumper Day, in association with Radio Kerry is scheduled for December 10.

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SURVEY: Locals are reducing their social contacts

It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week. An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their […]

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It is just over a week since new restrictions were announced by the Government in an another effort to curb the spread of COVID-19.

In our latest online poll we asked our readers if they had reduced their social contacts over the course of the last week.

An overwhelming 62.90% said they had reduced their level of contacts with people.

Interestingly, 37.10% of people had made no change to their lifestyle, but they could have been extra cautious already.

A tiny minority – just 1.61% – said they increased their social contacts over the last week.

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