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PPP to file legal action for transfer into Consolidated Fund

first_imgUS$18M oil bonus…debunks Govt’s excuse on private accountOne week after a private citizen filed a legal challenge seeking to have Government transfer the ExxonMobil US$18 million signing bonus into the Consolidated Fund, the Opposition PPP/C party has announced that it would also be moving to the courts on this matter.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoAt a press conference on Friday, PPP/C Leader Bharrat Jagdeo made this announcement as he debunked the Government’s excuse for holding the funds outside of the Consolidated Fund.Government has said that the money was kept in a private account to pay legal fees for Guyana should it have to take its border case with Venezuela to the International Court of Justice.“We said to this Government, ‘If you need US$100 million (for) the legal fees to fight our case at the ICJ against Venezuela, the PPP will be the first to support it…to pay as much money (as required)’,” Jagdeo affirmed.He added that there is no need to keep the money outside of the Consolidated Fund.“So they don’t need to keep money outside (of the Consolidated Fund). That’s an excuse (legal fees) to keep it outside the Consolidated Fund.“And by the way, I saw TIGI file an action against it (Govt), and we plan to join that action, cause we were contemplating filing but we heard that civil society would file. And so we will file to have the money paid into the Consolidated Fund, because it is illegally there (in a separate account),” the Opposition Leader said.Jagdeo also pointed out that while the Government is scrambling to siphon money from the budgets of other agencies in order to pay former Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) workers their severance, this money (US$18 million) is just sitting there.President David GrangerJagdeo is contending that the Government’s intention was always to hide the money, but they were caught with their hands in the proverbial cookie jar.Oil bonusThe bonus in question was paid to the Government’s Central Bank account by US oil giant ExxonMobil in 2016. The existence of this bonus and the renegotiated oil agreement with the company was kept a secret until evidence of the transaction was leaked in December 2017.The correspondence of September 20, 2016 which was leaked to the media was addressed to the Governor of the Bank of Guyana with the subject being, “Signing bonus granted by ExxonMobil – Request to open bank account”.It showed Finance Secretary at the Finance Ministry, Hector Butts, requesting that a foreign currency account be opened at the Bank in order to receive a deposit in the form of a ‘signing bonus’ to be given by the oil company.The letter stated, “This account should not be treated as part of the Bank’s reserves. Instead, the proceeds should be held in the currency of the deposit, that is, United States dollars, and invested in secured interest-bearing securities.”After mounting criticism, President David Granger defended the transaction by saying it was the thing to do at the time. He also noted that the money was placed in an escrow account, though observers have disputed this.After the fact, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman also defended the secrecy by saying the money would be used to defend Guyana’s sovereignty in the legal process.At present, Guyana is awaiting a ruling from the United Nations Secretary General on whether or not the country would have to proceed to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). In the meantime, however, this sum of money remains outside of the Consolidated Fund.Head of Transparency Institute of Guyana, Troy Thomas, took the Government to court last week in his private capacity. The action was filed on his behalf by Attorney-at-Law Christopher Ram in the High Court.He wants the court to grant orders directing Finance Minister Winston Jordan to deposit this money directly into the Consolidated Fund, as is provided for in the Fiscal Management and Accountability Act (FMAA).When the matter was called, however, the challenge had to be retracted after Chief Justice Roxanne George had ruled that the litigation’s format was flawed. It now has to be refiled and served on all parties before the court can proceed.last_img read more


January 12, 2020 0

Liverpool on the ropes as PSG close in on Champions League knockouts

first_img0Shares0000Neymar scored the decisive goal for Paris Saint-Germain in his side’s 2-1 win over Liverpool on Wednesday © AFP / Bertrand GUAYPARIS, France, Nov 29 – Paris Saint-Germain took a big step towards qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages on Wednesday after Neymar helped sink Liverpool in a blistering 2-1 win at the Parc des Princes.The Brazilian struck in the 37th minute after Juan Bernat’s early opener to put qualification for the last 16 in the French champions’ hands and leave Jurgen Klopp’s team needing to beat Napoli 1-0 or by two clear goals in two week’s time to guarantee a place in the knockout stage. Thomas Tuchel’s PSG have massive European ambitions but have flattered to deceive on the continent since being taken over by Qatari investors, and after defeats at Anfield and draws with Group C leaders Napoli Wednesday’s win gives them a great chance of qualifying from an extremely tight group.They are in second place but still need a win at Red Star Belgrade — who they beat 6-1 in Paris in October — to ensure a knockout berth as they go into the final round of fixtures just two points ahead of Liverpool.“It was our last chance to show that we are capable of competing with a team like Liverpool, a team with an incredible mentality,” said PSG coach Thomas Tuchel.“Everyone was ready to suffer for each other. That was necessary against Liverpool and it was a big step forward for us.”Defeat left a bad taste in Klopp’s mouth, with the German coach frustrated by refereeing that he claimed made his side look like “butchers” while only booking Marco Verratti for a high first-half tackle on Joe Gomez.“For me it’s a red card,” he said. “I look like a bad loser, but I don’t care. I had a very good view of it and for sure it was not the same colour as the 500 other yellow cards.”Napoli meanwhile are just a point ahead of PSG but three ahead of Liverpool after breezing past Red Star Belgrade 3-1 thanks to Marek Hamsik’s first goal of the season and a Dries Mertens double.Carlo Ancelotti’s side know that having beaten the Premier League outfit 1-0 in October a goal at Anfield next month would make their task much easier.If they score the Reds would need to do so three times without reply to qualify ahead of the Italians with a superior head-to-head record.A draw would also see them go through.– Spurs back from dead –Christian Eriksen celebrates kept Tottenham Hotspur’s Champions League hopes alive with a late winner over Inter Milan on Wednesday © AFP / Glyn KIRKHarry Kane said Tottenham Hotspur will go “all guns blazing” at Barcelona in two weeks time after Christian Eriksen brought his side back from the dead with the late winner in a pulsating clash with Inter Milan at Wembley.Mauricio Pocchetino’s side go level on seven points with Inter but move above them into second in Group B thanks to their head-to-head away goals and now need to match Inter’s result in the final week to qualify.They will travel to the Camp Nou on December 11 to take on Barcelona, who showed no signs of slowing down in a 2-1 win at PSV Eindhoven which guaranteed top spot.“We played out from the back, through the lines, and we could have got a couple in the first half. The clean sheet was massive and thankfully we got the goal,” said Kane to BT Sport.“We will go all guns blazing now. It will be tough, but it is all to play for.”Atletico Madrid cruised into the next round with a simple 2-0 win over a Monaco team packed with youngsters and short on experience.Koke set the ball rolling against Thierry Henry’s rock-bottom Monaco after just 90 seconds, before Antoine Griezmann ended the match as a contest after just 24 minutes.Porto and Schalke qualified before their Group D match kicked off thanks to Galatasaray falling 2-0 at Lokomotiv Moscow.Goals from Eder Militao and Jesus Corona put the Portuguese champions two up early in the second half before Nabil Bentaleb’s 89th-minute penalty have the German’s hope of a late point.However Moussa Marega slotted home the third to seal first place for Sergio Conceicao’s team.Borussia Dortmund also qualified following their goalless draw with Club Brugge.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


January 6, 2020 0

Mudslide floods singer’s home

first_imgGLENDALE – A mudslide forced Grammy-winner Wanda Vaughn of The Emotions to flee her Glendale home as a galaxy of stars were celebrating their own Grammy Award wins at the Staples Center, authorities said Thursday. The slide was caused by a leak in a 1-inch irrigation pipe on a hillside near Vaughn’s home, officials said. Mud crashed through a sliding-glass door into Vaughn’s kitchen about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and also spread into the living room. “It’s like one of those `Jurassic Park’ things, you know, but it was just mud, and it kept getting higher,” Vaughn said. “It’s an accident, it was a fluke that certainly no one would expect to happen,” Warren said. “But we worked very well with the family. They’ve been very appreciative.” Wendi Vaughn, who was not home when the mudslide happened, said the only warning her mother had was a popping noise from a tree crashing down. But Wanda Vaughn did not have time to turn before the mud slid in. “We’ve been living here for 24, 25 years; nothing like that (has happened before),” she said. “I would totally believe it’s an accident as well.” Vaughn grabbed her awards before leaving her home, including her Grammy. The home was flooded with mud as the 48th Annual Grammy Awards was taking place just miles away at the Staples Center. City officials red-tagged the home, preventing any of the occupants from entering it Wednesday night. Thursday morning, the Vaughn family was allowed to go back into the home, but they need to hire a contractor to clear the mud, Parrish said. Two neighboring homes were also evacuated, but they were not damaged and residents were allowed back into those homes hours after the slide. The mudslide caused an estimated $225,000 in damages, according to the Fire Department. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Vaughn grew up in Chicago and formed The Emotions with two sisters. The r&b group is best known for the 1970s songs “Best of My Love,” “I Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love” and “Don’t Ask My Neighbors.” Vaughn was cooking in the kitchen when the mud came crashing in. “It grabbed hold of her foot and she had to work at getting out of there,” said Capt. Steven Parrish of the Glendale Fire Department. “She was temporarily grabbed hold of by the mud and it took the assistance of another family member to get her out of there.” Vaughn’s knee was hurt and she was taken to the hospital, daughter Wendi Vaughn said. The slide left 12 inches to 16 inches of mud in the kitchen and 6 inches to 8 inches in the living room, Parrish said. The hillside that the slide came from is owned by Forest Lawn Memorial-Park cemetery, but the hill doesn’t have any graves. Forest Lawn put the family up at a hotel and is paying for cleanup at the home, said John Warren, senior vice president of the company. last_img

December 28, 2019 0

Community News: Dunkineely launch local ‘Hear 4 U’ initiative

first_imgDunkineely Community News: Naomh UltanThe minor team put in a tremendous effort before losing narrowly to Glenfin in the county semi – final played in Glenties. The U-13 team lost their semi-final to St Nauls. The club extend sympathy to the family of Hugh Sweeney who died recently in Waterford.Hugh was a native of croagh and played football for Donegal at junior and senior level. Ar Dheis De Go raibh  Nanam.There was no winner of the royal Flush Jackpot Numbers drawn were 16, 17, 20, 22 Consolation prizes went to Billy Floyd, Olga Cassidy, And Angela Lowther,  Jackpot next week €1,840 last week’s consolation winners were Stella Lowley, Patrick Dourd and Bridgett Gallagher, Thank you for your support.The Club’s 25 card Drive resumes for the winter months on Wednesday 5th October, in Mary Murrin’s at 9:00pm. Everybody’s welcome. Bingo in clubhouse every Friday at 9:00pmClassesCrochet classes in Inver community centre commencing on Monday 3rd October 7:30pm – 9:30pm.Patch work classes Commencing the 28th September in Inver Community Centre From 7:30pm- 9:30pm.Certificate in Marine Tourism and Seafood Fundamentals LYIT’s School of Tourism, Killybegs is running a 13 weeks from September to December 2016. Further information about the course is available by contacting Ciarán Ó hAnnracháin, ciaran.ohannrachain@lyit.ie or (074) 9186603O’Donnell School of MusicWe are fortunate to have some excellent musicians living in our community, and we are also fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from these talented individuals. Music Lessons are held in the Dunkineely Community Ltd Office building on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week from 3:30 to 9:00pm. For further information please contact (087) 9644019.Traditional Music McIntyre’s Bar, Dunkineely has a traditional music session every Wednesday evening at 9:30pm. All musicians and singers welcome.Methodist Sunday ServicesArdara 12:00pm. Dunkineely 10:30pm.Youth Events in Methodist Hall, DunkineelyAnchor Boys Fri nights 6:45 – 8:00pm (4 – 8yr olds)Boys Brigade Fri nights 8:00 – 9:30pmBadminton Mondays nights3rd-5th class 6:30- 7:306th – secondary 7:30- 8:30Badminton for adults from 8.30 to late.President of the Methodist Church will be visiting Ardara Methodist Church onthe 6th Nov at 7pm, service and tea afterwards.Tom Team will be coming to town from the 11th – 13th Nov. Watch this space.Recovery from Emotional DistressGROW – (Gradually, Regaining, Our, Wellbeing) Support and a program for recovery. Weekly Meetings at Niall Mór Centre, Killybegs on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm. Also in the Day Hospital, adjacent to Donegal Hospital on Tuesday evenings at 8:00pm. For further information contact Marian on (086)7856912. All are welcome.Hear 4 UIs a local listening service where any problem can be discussed, over the phone or face to face, 10:30am to 1:30pm. For more information, to make an appointment, or to chat, call 087 3488192.SITT Extended Rural Transport.Bus between Donegal Town and Glencolmcille, serving all towns in between; now running six days a week. For more info contact 074 9741644 or sittdispatch@gmail.com.Dunkineely Community Limited (DCL)The DCL office is open from 9:00-1:00 Monday to Thursday 9:00-12:30 Friday. Feel free to call into the office for a chat, use the Internet (20c per half hour), print or photocopy documents (20c per page) or borrow a book. We also have several rooms to hire for meetings by the hour or session at very reasonable rates.Apply now while place’s are still available.Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Art Course,  Basic Car Mechanicing/ Servicing, Calligraphy, Carpentry, Change Makers, card making/ jewellery making, Complementary First Aid/Homeopathy, Creative Writing, Creel Making, Defibrillator, Family History, Getting the most out of your Smart Phone, Interior Design, Introduction to Computers, Make-up Artistry, More computer skills for beginners, Nature Talks (geology, botany, birds, seashore), Night-time Photography, On-line shopping/banking/EBay/PayPal/Internet Security, Photoshop, Pilates, Upcycling and Yoga.To confirm your place email: Dunkineelycommunity@gmail.comPhone: 074 97 37678 or get us on our Facebook page Dunkineely community LTD.(Courses will only run if we have enough numbers )Complementary First Aid/HomeopathyCommencing Tuesday November 1st 2016 for five weeks, if interested please contact by Email : dunkineelycommunity@gmail.com or phone  : 074 97 37678 for more info.CreelsSpaces are available, to confirm your place please apply by contacting DCL on 074 97 37678 or by email dunkineelycommunity@gmail.com .Bluestack Ramblers’ Walking CalendarOn the 16th October Danny McNamee will lead a 5 hour Strenuous Walk on Croaghnirwore and Croaghnageer. Meeting at 10.00 am at the Tourist Office, Donegal Town. For more information ring 087 2562706.On the 30th October the Ciulciagh- Belturbet Walking Group will be leading a 2.5- 3.0 hour moderate walk in the Ciulciagh- Belturbet area. Meeting at 10.00am in the Post Office  Car Park, Belturbet. For more information ring 087 2861482 .On the 6th November Brian Boyle & Kathleen Friel will lead a 4/5hour moderate walk on the Aghlas. Meeting at 10.00am at the GAA Field, Fintown. For more information ring 087 9777554On the 27 November Paddy Meehan will lead a 3 hour easy walk on Clogher Hill. Meeting at 10.00 am. at the Tourist Office, Donegal Town.For more information ring 086 6014386Going on a sun holiday?Print your boarding pass with us in the DCL office.Certificate in Marine Tourism and Seafood FundamentalsLYIT’s School of Tourism, Killybegs is running a 13 weeks from September to December 2016. Further information about the course is available by contacting Ciarán Ó hAnnracháin, ciaran.ohannrachain@lyit.ie or (074) 9186603.A Joint Conference between Dassatt and JPIC of Irish Ofm provinceVenue: Franciscan Friary 4 Merchants Quay Dublin 8Date: Saturday 29th OctoberRegistration: 9:30Am – 1:30PmIncluded: Refreshments & LunchFees: 20 Euro + ConcessionsContacts Giorgia Fioravanti  Email : giorgia16@dassatt.com Mobile No: 0858300810Local CalendarIf you have anything you would like to add to the dunkineely local calendar which can be found on the dunkineely website please email dunkineelycommunity@gmail.com. And provide us with as much info as possible.Eire SignWe are looking for Volunteers to help with restoring the St John’s Point EIRE sign and Identification Number to its original state. A few hours of your time would go a long, long way.We will be continuing the work on (Wednesday 5th October) from 5:30pm onwards.Please bring something to kneel on and a small trowel (all the heavy work has been done)If you are interested, please call Michael on 0872770408DCL Library:Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) has a small library of over 1000 books. We have books ranging from Children’s Literature to Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Biographies to Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), from Horror to Comedy, Booker-Prize to Thrillers, Health to Hobbies, etc. Borrowing costs 20c per book.If you have anything you would like to add the Bruckless / Killaghtee / Dunkineely Community notes, please call the Dunkineely Community Ltd office in the Old Methodist Manse, Dunkineely; or phone 074 9737678; or email us at dunkineelycommunity@gmail.comCommunity News: Dunkineely launch local ‘Hear 4 U’ initiative was last modified: October 18th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:CommunityDunkineelyFeaturesNoticeslast_img read more


December 28, 2019 0

SOCCER: DONEGAL TEEN NAMED FAI U-16 PLAYER OF THE YEAR

first_imgRAMELTON teenager Kyle McFadden was among the winners at the FAI soccer awards in Dublin tonight.The Norwich City youth academy centre back was named the FAI Under 16 International Player of the Year.The former Swilly Rovers starlet was in good company. Ireland’s top international football stars were also honoured at the 22nd Three FAI International Football Awards which took place at RTÉ studios, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.Aston Villa defender, Richard Dunne scooped the Senior International Player of the Year Award, while Darron Gibson’s goal against Wales in the Carling Nations Cup was voted the Three International Goal of the Year.Leeds Utd’s Darren O’Dea captured the Young International Player of the Year, Robbie Brady was crowned the U21 Player of the Year while Pat Sullivan was voted the Airtricity League Player of the year.Shamrock Rovers were awarded the Special Merit Award for their ground-breaking achievements in Europe last year, as they became the first Irish team to qualify for the group stages of a UEFA competition. Former Republic of Ireland midfielder, Ray Houghton was inducted into the FAI Hall of Fame, while former Czech midfielder Pavel Nedved was awarded the  International Personality of the Year award.The Three FAI International Football Award winners areSenior International Player of the Year                  Richard Dunne3 International Goal of the Year                Darron GibsonYoung International Player of the Year                  Darren O’Dea Airtricity League Player of the Year                         Pat SullivanHall of Fame                                              Ray HoughtonInternational Personality                                     Pavel NedvedSpecial Merit Award                                      Shamrock Rovers team Under 21 International Player of the Year                    Robbie BradyUnder 19 International Player of the Year                    John EganUnder 17 International Player of the Year                    Sean KavanaghUnder 16 International Player of the Year                    Kyle McFaddenSenior Women’s International Player of the Year                     Niamh FaheyUnder 19 Women’s International Player of the Year      Grace MoloneyUnder 17 Women’s International Player of the Year      Chloe MustakiJunior International Player of the Year                  James WalshIntermediate Player of the Year                                       Brendan O’ConnellFootball for All International Player of the Year      Adrian ClarkeFAI School’s International Player of the Year               Hugh DouglasSOCCER: DONEGAL TEEN NAMED FAI U-16 PLAYER OF THE YEAR was last modified: February 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:SOCCER: DONEGAL TEEN NAMED FAI U-16 PLAYER OF THE YEARlast_img read more


December 27, 2019 0

COUNCIL TO HOLD FIRE SALE ON OLD MACHINERY – INCLUDING FIRE ENGINES!

first_imgIf you ever fancied owning your very own fire brigade, council lorry or snow plough then Donegal County Council has the answer.The council is to hold a sale of redundant machinery which includes a range of unique council vehicles which have services the county over the years.The sale includes six fire engines, ten gritters, three vintage rollers, a tractor, six lorries, seven council vans and a range of other machinery. Some of the machines are being sold as scrap metal but others can be renovated.The machines can be viewed at an open at the council yard in Lifford on Wednesday next.Bids for the machinery can then be made to Donegal County Council by September 21st.A spokesman for the council said “Some of the vehicles including the fire brigades are in good order and could be restored. “People want this kind of stuff for a range of reasons and instead of letting it rot, we decided it would be better to sell it off.”All the items for sale can be viewed on the Donegal County Council website on www.donegalcoco.ie COUNCIL TO HOLD FIRE SALE ON OLD MACHINERY – INCLUDING FIRE ENGINES! was last modified: September 5th, 2012 by StephenShare 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:Donegal County Councilfire brigadesfire salerollerstruckslast_img read more


December 25, 2019 0

FEMA lacks plan for Bay Area quake response

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week In the wake of FEMA’s slow response to Hurricane Katrina victims in New Orleans, Boxer has called on the agency to release whatever disaster-response plans it has for California. “I don’t believe that we actually have a comprehensive plan that would address earthquakes throughout the state of California,” Kevin Clark, California spokesman for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said Tuesday. Clark added: “To the best of my knowledge, there is no plan FEMA has authored that would address how FEMA would respond to a Bay Area earthquake.” Local and state officials are responsible for designing disaster plans, Clark said, while FEMA is available for technical help and other guidance. Local governments also coordinate all of their plans with the agency’s national response plan, an “all-hazards” approach that is not specific to any type of disaster or location. In the Bay Area, where leaders recently created an initiative to regionally coordinate emergency response for a large-scale disaster, officials agreed that responsibility rests with local government. “FEMA is one of our stakeholders in this regional effort,” said Annemarie Conroy, San Francisco’s director of emergency services. “We are inviting them into the process in helping us craft and devise and be a part of this 10-county plan.” But, she said, “It wouldn’t be FEMA’s plan.” Lisa Friedman, (202) 662-8731 lisa.friedman@langnews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FEMA officials said Tuesday they do not have a response plan specifically designed in the event of a major California earthquake, despite identifying a San Francisco quake as one of the three most likely catastrophic disasters facing the country. Federal officials said Tuesday that creating such a disaster-response plan isn’t their job – but the revelation still prompted a call by Sen. Barbara Boxer for a congressional inquiry. “It’s not like it would be a surprise. If you can anticipate a disaster, you should plan for it,” said Boxer’s spokesman, David Sandretti. “We are going to be demanding congressional hearings.” In early 2001, FEMA reportedly identified a massive earthquake in San Francisco as one of the three most likely catastrophic disasters facing the country in addition to a terrorist attack in New York and a hurricane in New Orleans. last_img read more


December 25, 2019 0

RELAY FOR LIFE TO HOST DONEGAL’S FIRST CANCER CONFERENCE

first_imgRelay for Life Donegal will host Donegal’s first Cancer Conference on the 5th April 2014 in The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny. This is a unique conference as it is the first time that a conference has been delivered for both survivors and their caregivers.The key speakers, who have a wealth of experience and knowledge, will discuss a wide range of topics which will be relevant and of great benefit and interest to all who attend. Admission is free (including lunch) but early booking is essential.If you would like to attend the conference email us at relayforlifedonegal@gmail.com or telephone one of the following; Ena at 087 9966096, Mags at 087 6865828, Laura at 086 3517202 or Robert at 087 2716344.Two of Relay for Life Donegal’s Survivors share an extract of their story:ANTHONY DELAP (Survivors Choir) “When I was young the word cancer wasn’t even whispered. It was too frightening a word to say aloud. If someone was diagnosed with this disease it was considered to be a life sentence. Thankfully, years of tireless work and research by dedicated doctors and scientists have not only eased the pain and suffering of those who are terminally ill, but have also greatly increased the chances of survival of many others. I should know- because I am one of those survivors.The conference to be held on the 5th April 2014 at the Mount Errigal Hotel will offer a fantastic opportunity for everyone who attends to talk aloud or simply listen if they wish to the many experts who will be at hand on the day.The Relay for Life Donegal events held over the past two years have been a tremendous success from many prospectives. Last year, €320,728 was raised to help fund some of the vital research that I’ve mentioned. In addition to this €328,225 was spent by the Irish Cancer Society in Donegal.However, Relay for Life Donegal is much more than a fundraising event and because of this I eagerly anticipate the Relay for Life Donegal event being held at the LYIT on the 31/5/14 – 1/6/14. It will be great to meet up again with friends and people who have had similar experiences as me”.BERNIE GALLAGHER (Survivor and former Committee member) “Being involved with Relay for Life Donegal has been one of the highlights of my life. Being a survivor I wanted to do something with the life I was gifted second time around and Relay for Life Donegal arrived just at the right time! I found it gave me something to focus on where I could help others who went through a similar plight to mine. Cancer is a daunting word to say the least, but I found you find strength in talking about it and being surrounded by people who care.Relay for Life Donegal is like one big family. The event itself was therapeutic. It provided a platform for those touched by cancer; where they could share their emotions and cry in front of strangers without feeling embarrassed. It released emotions that people kept hidden for far too long and allowed them to live again. For me, this was the most significant part of the event, as the atmosphere it created was one of love and togetherness – people need this when dealing with cancer”.If you would like to register a team for the Relay for Life Donegal event on the 31/5/14 – 1/6/14 email us at relayforlifedonegalapplications@yahoo.com or telephone Nicola on 086 8880399.RELAY FOR LIFE TO HOST DONEGAL’S FIRST CANCER CONFERENCE was last modified: March 26th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Cancer ConferenceRelay for Lifelast_img read more


December 24, 2019 0

Emmanuel Ecuru, Gwaaka Brian not part of Ugandan team for Beach Woodball World Cup

first_imgKAMPALA – The Uganda Woodball Federation technical committee concluded the trials for the National Woodball teams to represent Uganda at the second edition of the Beach Woodball world cup Championship.Eight men and eight women constitute the senior team whereas eight boys and eight girls make up the youth team. The trials which were held at Spennah Beach started earlier this month.Opio Emmanuel Ecuru, Gwaaka Brian, Muwanguzi Israel Kayongo and Bossa Bruno missed on the final list in the men’s category.The trio represented Uganda at the first edition of the Beach Woodball world cup which was hosted by Indonesia in 2017.Lillian Zawedde, Namuddu Sophie and Kagaba Charity who represented Uganda at the 8th World cup Woodball Championship in Thailand were the notable women to miss the cut.Uganda will host the 2019 Beach Woodball world cup between 24th May and 31st of the same month at Spennah Beach, Entebbe.Men’s Team:Towong Geoffrey ( Ndejje University), Kedi Thomas ( Stroke Woodball Club), Byamukama Bridge ( Kampala International University), Ssensalo Charles ( Ndejje University), Mutibwa Robert ( Ndejje University), Adupa Joel ( Ndejje University), Mugume Watson ( Kampala International University) and Musinguzi Wilson ( Kampala International University)Women Team:Nanjeru Denise Pulkeria ( Stroke Woodball Club), Mukoova Joan ( Ndejje University), Mukoya Florence ( Stroke Woodball Club), Nabaggala Rose Sandra ( Ndejje University), Kirungi Moreen ( Kampala International University), Athieno Mary ( Ndejje University) and Nsula Jackie ( Ndejje University)Youth Boys:Suuna Timothy ( Air force SS), Otim Simon Peter ( Luzira S.S), Ogalo Patrick ( Entebbe S.S), Okidi Brian ( Luzira S.S), Kidega Pascal ( Air Force S.S), Turyamuhakyi Micheal ( Malongo Baptist High School), Kayongo Jeff ( Ndejje S.S) and Bugembe Jonathan ( Kyambogo College)Youth Girls:Neteese Idris Rashida ( Mpoma S.S), Anyimo Brenda ( Luzira S.S), Nalujja Amina ( Air force S.S), Kanyunyuzi Grace ( Mary Reparatrix Girls School), Namubiru Shamim ( Mulongo Baptist High School( and Akuguzibwe Lyiola ( Kisubi Mapeera S.S)The teams will begin nonresidential training on April, 7th 2019 with the national team head coach Atamba Onesmus conducting the sessions.Comments Tags: Beach Woodball World CupUganda Woodball FederationWoodballlast_img read more


December 22, 2019 0

Live updates: Mullens, 49ers crush Raiders 34-3

first_imgGet live updates, news and analysis from the long-awaited showdown between the 49ers and Raiders on Thurday at 5:20 p.m. as the rivals battle at Levi’s Stadium.In the 14th and final Bay Area meeting between the teams, mostly pride is at stake as both teams come into the nationally televised contest with just one victory. In fact, of the NFL’s previous 784 prime-time games played on Nov. 1 or later this is the worst matchup. Both teams’ combined .133 winning percentage is the lowest …last_img read more


December 21, 2019 0