Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The Liberian business community is being asked to urgently provide financial and material assistance to Street Child Liberia in order to make an exceptional impact in its efforts to reduce poverty among the poor in the country.The appeal made by Street Child Liberia’s Program Director Michael John Bull, last Sunday, in Chocolate City, Gardnersville, when his organization delivered grants, totaling U$22, 610 to the parents of the 211 children in its program.Director Bull said the provision of the grant was part of Street Child of Liberia Family Business Scheme that provides financial assistance to parents to enable them provide sustenance for their children.“Once we have put the children in school,” Bull said, “our concern is how to sustain the family so that the child who was once on the street, does not return to the street, he said. “Therefore, through Street Child UK, Street Child Liberia is able to provide the funds, after the beneficiaries were carried through two days of [training in] what it entails to start and sustain a business.“So, we offer a business support program, the Family Business Scheme,” he said, “but to get majority of the poor to benefit from the program, the Liberian business community must show interest and support us.”He told the Daily Observer that these business opportunities are expected to create a secure and sustainable future for the child or children, whose parents are being supported.“If we can get this program funded by the local business community,” he said, “it will make a lasting impact on the effort to help poor parents keep their children in school.”Other ambitious projects, he said, include the support for 400 amputee children to whom Street Child Liberia would be providing prosthetics, along with medical care for their upkeep.“This involves children who have suffered amputation,” Bull said. “The amputation could have come through any other means.”He said Street Child Liberia will sponsor more than 400 street children in school after uniting them with their parents.
Eighteen Igloo customers started the New Year with extra money in their pockets after winning a total of $180,000 in the Igloo Cash Reward promotion.A customer at the Stabroek Market Branch pulls the name of a lucky winner in the Igloo Cash Rewards promotion drawing, coordinated by Marketing and Promotion Supervisor at Sterling Products Limited, Dellon LynchThe winners’ names were pulled at three drawings at Igloo outlets located at the East Bank Public Road, Stabroek Market and Enmore, East Coast Demerara, with winners for the months of November and December.Marketing and Promotion Supervisor at Sterling Products Limited, Dellon Lynch explained that the customers who shopped at any Igloo outlet in November and December had the opportunity to submit their names for a chance to win cash.The winners of $15,000 cash awards are Candaice Ames, Malikai Boodhill, Keshia Radlins, Carol Jordan, Jaclin Blair and Manawattie Badrinarain. The $10,000 winners are D Dannet, Laurel Boodie, Claire Johnson, Marlon King and Entini James. Meanwhile, the six winners of $5000 each are Hermenie Pellew, Nandanie John, Richard Lovell, Nneka Bentick, Janet Mayers and Joeann Jackson.
…“victimisation” by Govt for column, claims Ryhaan ShahThe management of Alim Shah Stores, Regent Street and Corentyne, notes that their stores have been dropped from Government’s School Uniform Voucher programme for the first time since the programme began under the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Government.From the list issued by the Education Ministry in its full page advertisement it appears that Alim Shah is the only business that has been singled out for omission this year. The management feels that this is a direct result of Alim Shah’s daughter, Ryhaan Shah, a columnist of Guyana Times, being critical of the Granger Administration.According to Ryhaan Shah, “as an Indian rights activist” she was also very critical of the PPP/C Government but her father’s business was never singled out for victimisation under that government. She feels Guyana is moving once again into dangerous territory where “criticism of the Government is being stifled and any critics will be aware that they will pay a heavy price.”Since the Alim Shah stores provide competitively priced school uniforms, the management feels that while government’s decision to drop the stores might affect business, the shops will continue to do back-to-school business. “It will also affect the local manufacturers who employ people to sew the uniforms for us, but we’ll all manage,” Alim Shah said.Alim Shah has been in business since 1947 and noted that the business survived the worst of the Burnham era: “Being dropped is a setback but we’ll continue to do business. Our good prices and product will continue to attract customers. I’m very disappointed with the Granger Government’s decision but I’ve lived through it all and this will not break us.”Ryhaan Shah says she is very troubled that government has taken this decision to “victimise her father and her father’s business. He’s 90 years old and has never hurt anyone. This is plain cowardice. Why not come after me?” she said.
“Working as a member of the Coalition provides additional value to our members because the Coalition brings everyone together to find effective solutions.”The Coalition has three mayors actively involved: Fort St. John’s Lori Ackerman, District of Taylor’s Rob Fraser, and Northern Rockies Regional Municipality’s Bill Streeper. All the respective mayors expressed their excitement to see new members joins the coalition.“The Coalition was always meant to be a diverse group of members from throughout Northeast BC coming together to work on issues of mutual interest. The addition of these business groups confirms our vision,” said Mayor of Fort St. John, Lori Ackerman.“We look forward to moving forward with the help of these new members and working on behalf of everyone in the region.”Along with their new members, the Coalition will advocate for the Provincial government to fully monitor and enforce B.C.’s tax and labour laws and regulations in relation to out of province contractors and businesses, in addition to their advocacy of the Province, and industry, ‘maximize utilization of B.C.’s local work force and businesses.’Advertisement “Our Chamber appreciates the work the Coalition has undertaken so far,” Tony Zabinsky, President of the Fort St. John & District Chamber of Commerce, stated.“It has become the voice of responsible resource development in Northeast BC. Our involvement in the first Upstream Update Forum also demonstrated what can happen when municipalities and business work cooperatively together and speak with one voice.”On the other side of the Peace River, Dawson Creek & District Chamber of Commerce President, Anjula Benjamin says they are pleased to support the Coalition’s goals and objectives as new members.“The Coalition’s ability to undertake research, develop solutions for the challenges and opportunities in Northeast BC and work with governments and industry to implement these solutions, in our view, is the real value of the Coalition,” Benjamin says, adding that businesses in Dawson Creek face similar challenges to others in Northeast BC.Advertisement With that in mind, the Coalition acknowledge the New West Trade Agreement and it’s mandate. The Coalition says B.C. businesses are prepared ‘to compete on a competitive bid basis’ and ‘pride themselves on delivering high quality, cost competitive work in an environment where safety is the top priority.’“BC businesses are also not opposed to competing with out of province contractors bidding on the same work but seek assurances that out of province contractors are abiding by all of BC’s tax, labour laws and regulations.”Heading forward, the Coalition has started a series of meetings with Minister of Public Safety Mike Morris and other officials in Prince George. Meetings begin today, and end on Wednesday.A meeting with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producer’s B.C. manager in Prince George is also on the agenda, in the same time frame. The Coalition is looking to ‘inform and work with CAPP and other out of province industry associations to increase awareness and cooperation related to creation of a level playing field for BC businesses,’ in this meeting.According to the Coaliton’s strategic plan, they will be developing a strong advocacy project, and trying to regularly meet with the premier, ministers, public officials and industry to achieve their vision.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The Northeast BC Resource Municipalities Coalition has welcomed new members to help build the municipalities of the Northeast.Energy Services BC, Northern BC Truckers Association, and both the Fort St. John and Dawson Creek Chambers of Commerce are the newest members of the Coalition. They’ve joined after attending the first-ever Upstream Update Forum at the Pomeroy Hotel in November, where their interest was piqued.Energy Services BC Executive Director, Art Jarvis, says their members will benefit from joining forces with the Coalition, adding that the Mayors in Northeast B.C. have continued to be a strong voice for the municipalities, and the responsible development of our resources.- Advertisement -Northern BC Truckers Association Director, Tyler Kosick, said the first Upstream Update Forum demonstrated the value of the Coalition.“The Upstream Update Forum brought together representatives from industry, communities, First Nations, industry associations and the Province of B.C.,” he stated. “It allowed us all to discuss issues of mutual interest in a very respectful, inclusive environment. We’re pleased to become a member of the Coalition and actively support our mutual goals.”They have worked with the Coalition to establish strategic objectives to ensure resource communities and businesses have a united voice in all issues related to sustainable development in NEBC.Advertisement
We’ve already seen plenty of quality goals during pre-season, but German winger Marco Rues proved why he is so coveted this summer with a superb solo goal against Juventus.Reportedly Liverpool’s primary target following the exit of Raheem Sterling to Manchester City, the World Cup winner sprinted the length of the pitch before nutmegging a defender and lashing the ball into the back of the net.Could this strike tempt the Reds into making a big money bid before the transfer window shuts?Check out the stunning goal below! Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus 1
1 The Football Association has voted in favour of introducing retrospective bans for players who dive or feign injury from next season.The new offence of ‘successful deception of a match official’ is based on a law already used in Scotland and was approved at the FA’s annual general meeting at Wembley on Thursday.Incidents will be reviewed by a panel comprised of an ex-manager, ex-player and an ex-referee, and they watch the footage independently. If they are unanimous in believing a player deceived a match official, the sanction will be a two-match ban.This process is similar to the one already used for red-card offences which were missed at the time but caught on camera, and the cases will be fast-tracked.In a statement, the FA said: “Although attempts to deceive the referee by feigning injury or pretending to have been fouled is a cautionable offence for unsporting behaviour, the fact that the act of simulation has succeeded in deceiving a match official and, therefore, led to a penalty and/or dismissal, justifies a more severe penalty which would act as a deterrent.”If a player admits to a charge of successfully deceiving an official, or is found to have done so, any yellow or red card given to an opposing player, as a result of the deceit, can be rescinded.The new rule will apply across English football and has been supported by the English Football League, the League Managers Association, the Premier League and the Professional Footballers’ Association.Simulation has been an issue in the game for years and there have been a number of notable cases this season, including Robert Snodgrass’ dive to earn a penalty for Hull against Crystal Palace and other alleged incidents involving the likes of Leroy Sane, Dele Alli and Marcus Rashford.The Scottish Football Association introduced its ‘rule 201’ in 2011 and spent several years trying to convince FIFA that is was not going too far in taking decision-making away from officials on the day – something world football’s governing has traditionally been very reluctant to do.However, recent moves to introduce goal-line technology and video assistant referees indicate that even FIFA realises match officials need more help and supporters want better decisions.With England and Scotland having permanent seats on FIFA’s law-making body, the International Football Association Board, bans for divers could soon become a worldwide policy.
MORE than two hundred runners turned out tonight to help raise money for Donegal race walker Brendan Boyce’s Olympic journey.Hundreds of people lined the streets around Milford for the 5k walk/run to help the local hero ahead of this summer’s Games.The runners results are below: Milford /Boyce olympic fundPlace Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 649 15.48 Michael Black SM Letterkenny A C2 619 16.13 Kieran Mc Bride JM Letterkenny A C 3 681 16.17 Gary Crossan SM Letterkenny A C4 675 16.59 Gerard Mc Granaghan SM Letterkenny A C5 618 17.04 Declan Doherty SM Individual6 704 17.06 Noel Diver SM Rosses A.C.7 713 17.11 Ciaran Crawford SM Letterkenny A C 8 715 17.12 Humphry Murphy M50 Letterkenny A C9 691 17.13 Brian Ferry SM Individual10 662 17.19 Pat Hegarty M50 Finn Valley A C11 617 17.39 Hugh Duffy SM Individual 12 514 17.46 Michael Duffy SM Cranford A C13 620 17.53 Shaun Friel SW Individual14 672 17.54 Padraig Friel SM Letterkenny A C15 673 18.02 Glen Duncan SM Letterkenny A C16 613 18.09 Jason King M40 Letterkenny A C17 684 18.18 Annraoi Cheevers SM Letterkenny A C18 516 18.24 Gareth Kerrigan SM Individual19 669 18.28 Gareth Mc Laughlin SM Inishowen A C20 686 18.30 Joe Gallagher SM Individual21 665 18.35 Lee Gildea SM Letterkenny A C22 725 18.40 Raymond Birth SM Individual23 658 18.52 Christopher Murray SM Cranford A C24 651 18.53 Paul O’ Gara SM Individual25 735 18.56 Barry Coyle SM Individual26 531 18.59 Hugh Coll SM Individual27 559 19.04 Mathew Sweeney Walker Letterkenny A C28 731 19.08 Ciaran O’ Donnell M40 Letterkenny A C29 622 19.09 Derek Gillespie SM Rosses A.C.30 643 19.10 Tommy Mc Bride SM Individual31 630 19.15 Kieran Gallagher SM Individual32 535 19.17 Tim Flanagan SM Individual33 695 19.20 Garvin Mc Closkey SM Letterkenny A C34 639 19.28 John Anthony Mullan SM Letterkenny A C35 532 19.32 Raymond Mc Gahey SM Individual36 724 19.34 Hugh Ferry SM Individual37 716 19.35 Liam Marley SM Cranford A C38 644 19.37 Seamus Morrisan M40 Letterkenny A C39 688 19.41 Brian Doherty SM Individual40 539 19.44 Michael O’ Hara SM Individual41 732 19.46 Irene Mc Fadden SW Letterkenny A C42 572 19.47 Michael Gallagher Walker Individual43 666 19.48 Paul Mc Monagle SM Individual44 585 19.49 Brendan Boyce Walker Letterkenny A C45 709 19.50 Boyd Robbinson SM Individual46 616 19.51 Paul Cosgrove M45 Letterkenny A C47 602 19.54 Patrick Carr SM Individual48 694 19.55 Mary Curley Coyle SM Individual49 655 19.57 John O’ Doherty SM Individual50 652 19.58 Mark Mc Paul SM Individual51 703 19.59 Lucy Backes SW Cranford A C52 664 20.01 Richard Raymond M50 Letterkenny A C53 693 20.02 Gualter Graca SM 24/7 Triathlon54 606 20.06 Kevin Loughrey SM Individual55 657 20.14 Dale Gallagher SM Individual56 511 20.22 Sinéad Peoples SW Tír Chonaill A C57 733 20.23 Marie Boyle SW Letterkenny A C58 642 20.25 Lester Dobson M40 Letterkenny A C59 512 20.26 Manus Peoples M50 Individual60 517 20.42 James Gibbons M50 Finn Valley A C61 518 20.50 Selvester Hiemstra SM Individual62 543 20.53 Seamus Ferry SM Individual63 738 20.55 Sean Keaveney SM Individual64 637 21.08 Brian Boyce SM Letterkenny A C65 621 21.10 Hugh O’ Donnell SM Individual66 576 21.15 Mathew Johnston Walker Individual67 640 21.23 Liam Kelly SW Individual68 603 21.24 Terry Mc Fadden SM Individual69 586 21.25 Evan Hewitt Walker Individual70 727 21.26 John Scanlan SM Individual71 728 21.34 Damien Daly SM Individual72 501 21.35 Tara Friel W40 Individual73 739 21.39 Johnny O Hare SM Individual74 680 21.40 Kenny Graham SM Individual75 638 21.41 Declan Mc Elwaine SM Individual76 690 22.03 Margaret Shiels SW Letterkenny A C77 706 22.15 James Doherty SM Individual78 678 22.28 Danny Gallagher SM Individual79 527 22.28 Aidan Cannon SM Individual80 689 22.39 Joe Boyce SM Individual81 550 22.41 Brendan Mc Elhinney SM Individual82 549 22.42 Manus Boyce SM Individual83 635 22.44 Fin Begley SW Individual84 631 22.45 Danny Mc Daid M60 Letterkenny A C85 507 22.46 Nigel Black M40 Letterkenny A C86 560 22.47 Dylan Dorrian Walker Individual87 718 22.48 Corney Mc Mullen SM Individual88 697 22.54 Frances Diver SM Individual89 632 23.01 Liam Doherty SM Individual90 626 23.04 Patrick Ferry SM Individual91 590 23.14 Shane Erwin Walker Individual92 629 23.29 Aidan O’ Donnell SM Individual93 677 23.30 Tony Mc Gettigan SM Letterkenny A C94 720 23.33 Debbie Houston SW Individual95 636 23.34 Serena Mc Daid SW Individual96 654 23.35 Dympna Barrett SW Individual97 692 23.36 Joanne English SW Letterkenny A C98 583 23.38 Rebeca Ryan Walker Milford A C99 929 23.44 Ailing Gallagher Walker Individual100 525 23.49 Aoife Mc Ewlaine SW Individual101 601 23.57 Michael Friel SM Individual102 506 24.02 Gerry Bryceland M45 Individual103 685 24.06 Laurna Mc Laughlin SW Individual104 712 24.06 Siobhan Mc Hugh SW Individual105 711 24.16 Michael Mc Hugh SM Individual106 610 24.18 Marie Kerr SW Individual107 646 24.21 Malacey Cannon SM Individual108 641 24.22 Declan Mc Cafferty SM Individual109 719 24.30 Noel Gillespie SM Individual110 561 24.30 Ciaran Friel Walker Individual111 596 24.33 Ronan Doherty Walker Individual112 726 24.34 Alun Mc Nulty SM Individual113 611 24.37 Kathleen Kelly SW Individual114 513 24.37 David Lenoard SM Individual115 679 24.38 Anthony Hegarty SM Individual116 536 24.41 Josie Flanagan SW Individual117 696 24.47 Aodh Mc Cormick SM Individual118 714 25.02 Gary Rodgers SM Individual119 687 25.03 John Paul Sweeney SM Individual120 578 25.04 Ryan Moore Walker Individual121 625 25.06 Tommy Gallagher SM Individual122 699 25.07 Catherine Mc Kinley SW Individual123 698 25.08 Fiona Wasson SW Individual124 743 25.28 Marina Andricic SW Individual125 547 25.29 Steven Stewart SM Individual126 591 25.30 Mark Erwin Walker Individual127 683 25.31 Sonia O’ Donnell SW Individual128 740 25.32 Paul Mc Closkey SM Individual129 538 25.35 Joe Mc Daid SM Individual130 723 25.36 Jackie Barrett SW Individual131 520 25.36 Gerard Hardiman SM Individual132 508 25.38 Sinead Black SW Individual133 628 25.39 Stacey Hegarty SW Individual134 650 25.40 Lynette Morgan SW Individual135 736 25.46 Laura Peoples SW Milford A C136 737 25.47 Ailish Mc Clay SW Milford A C137 656 25.55 Shauna Walsh SW Individual138 903 25.57 Gavin Mc Fadden Walker Individual139 668 25.58 Clodagh Mc Gee SW Individual140 523 25.59 Paula Hegarty SW Cranford A C141 729 26.30 Caroline Mc Ateer SW Individual142 577 26.31 Ciaran Sweeney Walker Individual143 503 26.32 Agnes Ryan SW Individual144 502 26.33 Paul Ryan SM Individual145 609 26.34 Peter Mc Laughlin SM Individual146 667 26.35 Rosemary Mc Gee SW Individual147 519 26.38 Tanya Hardiman SW Individual148 528 26.47 Jennifer Gardiner SW Individual149 530 26.54 Niall Doran SM Individual150 676 27.01 Laurna Mc Gettigan SW Letterkenny A C151 624 27.06 Declan Friel SM Individual152 509 27.08 Helen Mc Bride SW Individual153 529 27.10 Andrea Curran SW IndividualPlace Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club154 545 27.15 Kerry Mc Elhinney SW Individual155 648 27.16 Helen Carr SW Individual156 607 27.18 Mac Walsh SM Individual157 659 27.19 Teresa Mc Daid W50 Individual158 701 27.45 Bridget Mc Bride SW Individual159 546 27.56 Ann Marie Ferry SW Individual160 504 27.57 Fiona Blaney SM Individual161 540 28.17 Gearldine Hunter SW Individual162 608 28.24 Annette Duffy SW Individual163 541 28.25 Nessa Mc Bride SW Individual164 647 28.27 Greta Sheridan SW Individual165 604 28.28 Sharon Molloy SW Individual166 634 28.40 Sandra Mackin SW Individual167 614 28.42 Kerry Ann Mc Glynn SW Individual168 615 28.43 Maureen Gamble SW Individual169 700 28.43 Siopha Kelly SW Individual170 682 28.49 Stephaine O’ Hara SW Individual171 533 28.51 Ann Marie Hannigan SW Individual172 526 28.52 Sharon Cannon SW Individual173 524 28.52 Lucinda Nash SW Individual174 544 29.01 Darina Ferry SW Individual175 633 29.08 Aisling Crawford SW Individual176 515 29.21 Fiona Gormley SW Individual177 705 29.21 Ann Doherty SW Individual178 542 29.31 Bridget Friel SW Individual179 645 29.43 Marjorie Morrisan SW Letterkenny A C180 722 29.43 Noelle Mallahan SW Individual181 721 29.59 Catherine Mc Fadden SW Individual182 534 30.49 Annie Sheridan SW Individual183 710 30.50 Marrian Mc Laughlin SW Individual184 661 30.54 Catherine Grier SW Individual185 660 30.55 Monica Grier SW Individual186 702 31.02 Gerry Gallagher SM Cranford A C187 702 31.02 Gerri Gallagher Walker Individual188 522 31.22 Eilish Reilly SW Cranford A C189 627 31.23 Karen Mc Ginley SW Individual190 537 31.23 Hugh Hunter SM Individual191 521 31.28 Sarah Doherty SW Cranford A C192 742 31.42 Nigel Buchannan Walker Individual193 906 31.55 Pete Davis Walker Individual194 575 31.56 Aoife Donnelly Walker Individual195 612 31.56 Shirley Boyle SW Individual196 663 32.29 Aisling Mc Devitt SW Individual197 505 32.29 Patricia Orsa SW Individual198 623 32.41 Siobhan Kelly SW Individual199 671 32.48 Loraine Coyle SW Inishowen A C200 548 33.08 Mary O’ Donnell SW Individual201 670 33.19 Laurna Fox SW Inishowen A C202 674 33.20 Maureen Gallagher SW Individual203 605 34.24 Ann Louise Scott SW Individual204 734 34.37 Margarrita Moran SW Individual205 741 34.37 Marrian Mc Cormick Walker Individual206 744 34.52 Annette Mc Carron Walker Individual207 707 36.10 Catriona Costello SW Individual208 708 37.18 Doleras Mc Daid SW Individual209 557 37.28 Rose Crossan Walker Individual210 580 37.28 Johnny Mc Callum Walker Individual211 584 37.28 Saoirse Kelly Walker Individual212 581 37.28 James Mc Callum Walker Individual213 570 38.01 Etha Robbinson Walker Individual214 907 38.01 Susan Boyce Walker Individual215 908 38.02 Rose O’ Reilly Walker Individual216 551 38.05 Jean Carney Walker Individual217 745 38.06 Doleras Mc Carron Walker Individual218 589 38.07 Marie Sweeney Walker Individual219 588 38.08 John Erwin Walker Individual220 564 38.09 Sandra Cullen Walker Individual221 567 38.10 Marie Duggan Walker Individual222 902 38.11 Nancy Gallagher Walker Individual223 566 38.12 Joanne Duggan Walker Individual224 574 38.13 Brian Johnston Walker Individual225 573 38.14 Mary Johnston Walker Individual226 928 38.15 Scatta Farren Walker Individual227 594 38.16 Claire Sweeney Walker Individual228 595 38.17 Ann Marie Doherty Walker Individual229 927 38.18 Paddy Mc Cafferty Walker Individual230 555 38.21 Lis Simms Walker Individual231 597 38.22 Kathleen Mc Daid Walker Individual232 598 38.23 Niamh Mc Daid Walker Individual233 599 38.24 Lisa Mc Laughlin Walker Individual234 916 38.25 Marie Mc Fadden Walker Individual235 917 38.26 Bridie Mc Hugh Walker Individual236 915 38.27 Peggy Gallagher Walker Individual237 717 38.28 CiaRA o ‘ Donnell SW Milford A C238 911 38.29 Rose Gavagan Walker Cranford A C239 912 38.30 Gerardline Boyce Walker Cranford A C240 569 38.31 Aisling Dorrian Walker Individual241 592 38.32 Damien Mc Cann Walker Individual242 593 38.33 Seam T Friel Walker Individual243 558 38.34 Josephine Burke Walker Individual244 909 38.35 Naomi Garary Walker Individual245 910 38.36 Debbie Mc Veigh Walker Individual246 587 39.19 Kathlyn Peoples Walker Individual247 556 39.20 Beertha Buchannan Walker IndividualTotal Runners: 247MILFORD 5K RESULTS: HUNDREDS TURN OUT FOR BRENDAN BOYCE was last modified: April 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:MILFORD 5K RESULTS: HUNDREDS TURN OUT FOR BRENDAN BOYCE
Letterkenny Gaels GAA News: Both our Senior & Reserves recorded good victories over neighbours Naomh Colmcille at the weekend. The Seniors won their game on a scoreline of 1-06 to 0-6 while the Reserves won comfortably by 4-12 to 1-02. This Bank Holiday Monday we are away to Burt with the Reserves throwing in 1.30pm and the Seniors at 3pm. Congrats to Shane Graham and Cormac Cannon who were members of the Donegal GAA Minor team that retained the Ulster Minor League. They beat Derry in Healy Park on a scoreline Donegal 2-14 Derry 1-11. Congrats also to Oisin Cannon for his involvement in the team. With the summer holidays fast approaching we have finalised dates for our Hurling Fun Week, Camogie Crew & Cúl Camp.The Hurling Fun week runs from 6th to 10th of July, Cúl Camp is from 27th to 31st July and the Camogie Crew is provisionally penciled in for the 3rd week of July.Our annual 5k road race & fun run is fixed for Tuesday 2nd June. This race is part of the Donegal Athletics Board Grand Prix Series and more details will be published in the coming weeks.Sympathy is extended to the Shields & Crossan families of Hawthorn Heights & Knocknamona on their recent bereavement.CLG Dhún na nGall will sponsor six (6) grants of €250 to members from Clubs in the County attending a Coláiste Gaeilge of their choice in Dún na nGall this summer.In addition, our Club has received 2 scholarships @ €150 each which can only be used in one of following three Colleges- Coláiste Bhríde, Rann na Feirste, Coláiste Mhuire, Loch an Iúir, & Coláiste Aoidh Mhic Bricne, Teileann. Contact Runaí on 086 2271435 for more details. Closing date for applications is Thursday 30th April.Club Members are requested to contact our Club Secretary for more information if they wish to obtain a Club Donegal Membership Card which covers Free Admission to all Adult Club matches in the County for the 2015 Season and also included an item of Donegal merchandise.Topaz Cash for Clubs cards can be obtained from James Frain and we are encouraging club members to call to Tobins Topaz filling station and get their cards stamped with each €40 of fuel purchased. Any business interested in getting a pitch side ad should contact Dan on (086) 739 2780 for more details.U-12 football training continues on Monday & Friday evenings from 6.30-7.30pm at the pitch. With the competitive action starting soon it is important that all players attend training. New players welcome.Underage football coaching continues at 11am every Sunday at Pairc na nGael. New members welcome.Camogie training continues at the pitch on Mondays from 6-7pm for U-14 and older girls and Fridays from 6.30-8pm at the pitch for U-8, U-10 & U-12. Contact 086 8163605 for information. New players welcome. Please check club website and Gaels Camogie Facebook for more info. Hurling training continues at Pairc na nGael every Thursday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30 pm. Please contact Dan Harnett 0867392780 or Sharon Harnett 0868405785 to book or for more information. New members always welcome.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGaelGAA NEWS: BRILLIANT START TO NEW SEASON CONTINUES FOR LETTERKENNY GAELS AS THEY DEFEAT NAOMH COLMCILLE was last modified: April 28th, 2015 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:GAALetterkenny GaelsNoticesSport
A Donegal borrower has had 70% of their debt written off in a landmark insolvency case.The landmark deal involved a HSE worker who had a partnership in a business that eventually failed.Lobby group New Beginning struck the deal at a creditors’ meeting earlier this afternoon. The individual could not pay his debts after his business failed, and it is understood three of Ireland’s main banks were among six creditors involved.The individual’s personal insolvency practitioner was Ronan Duffy of Derry-based McCambridge Duffy.A protective notice had been issued in court in Monaghan on October 21.Ross Maguire from New Beginning said “It’s a landmark case because it’s the first of its type. The personal insolvency legislation came into force in September, and the first protective notice was issued on the 21st of October, and then the deal took a little under six weeks.” “We have hundreds more cases ready to go, and hundreds more backed up behind that again.”DONEGAL BORROWER HAS 70% OF THEIR DEBT WRITTEN OFF IN LANDMARK CASE was last modified: November 25th, 2013 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:borrowborrowercashdonegalinsolvency
Re “Bush motorcade leaves other folks fuming” (Oct. 22): I don’t understand all the fuss over Bush’s motorcade. The residents were warned in advance. It’s not like he held up air traffic at LAX while getting a haircut like former President Clinton. One afternoon not long after the infamous haircut, I was held up in traffic for almost an hour on Sunset Boulevard, west of the 405 Freeway and had no idea why until a motorcade passed. Later that evening I found out it was then-Vice President Al Gore on his way to a fund raiser. I don’t recall that being front page news. Furthermore, the description of the southbound traffic on the 405 is exactly how it is every weekday morning with or without a presidential motorcade. Matthew Schaaf Granada Hills Serious things Re “Bush motorcade leaves other folks fuming” (Oct. 22): How is it that a failed, poorly planed, upscale Brentwood kindergarten bus trip, gets above-the-fold, front page billing. Are there not enough serious things to discuss, like the impending California public-employee pension problem, the real impact of the upcoming special elections, the incredulity of the LAUSD demanding more bond money, or how about Cardinal Mahony’s conspiracy with the pedophiles, and the D.A.’s lack of concern? Peter Bodner Thousand Oaks Silly parents Re “Bush motorcade leaves other folks fuming” (Oct. 22): Since when did the “Wizard of Oz” become more important than the president of the United States? What a sad statement of Angelenos, where Hollywood’s fables are more important than what is reality and significant. The spoiled, self-centered-sounding parents interviewed at Kenter Canyon Elementary missed a wonderful opportunity to show their children the momentousness of the president of the United States’ motorcade. “Poor children” in Brentwood? Give me a break. And, “silly motorcade”? Silly parent is more like it. Kristina Millar Calabasas Don’t be in the way Re “Bush on fundraising trip without help of Arnold” (Oct. 21): Arnold’s snub of both President Bush and, in effect, the late President Reagan by refusing to attend the dedication of the Air Force One exhibit at the Reagan Library, that was planned a long time ago, tells us perhaps more than we want to know about the “Governator.” Don’t get in the way of my special-interest fundraising activities, to keep my blitzkrieg rolling, to pass my special-interest propositions at my special election that I called for my self-serving needs – to benefit Californians. Charles O’Connell Stevenson Ranch Rail system Re “Dry runs raise busway fears” (Oct. 21): The recent reported problems concerning near-accidents on the new busway adds emphasis to what we already know, but somehow refuse to accept. The only solution to Los Angeles traffic congestion that will work is a fixed-rail transit system that’s compatible throughout our city. How many more colors do we have to go through in naming our various transit systems before we realize that busways and rail lines that don’t interconnect and aren’t compatible with one another is not the way to go. Wake up, Los Angeles. The only real solution to gridlock is a universal citywide rail system with frequent schedules, reasonable prices and 24-hour-a-day schedules. Richard Fearns Los Angeles Cheap seats Re “Dry runs raise busway fears” (Oct. 21): I am sure that there will be serious accidents at the busway grade crossings as the buses will be going through the crossings at high speed like a train without the flashing lights and crossing gates that we have on our urban rail grade crossings. My opinion is based on 60 years of driving experience; driving many types of military, commercial and passenger vehicles in all kinds of conditions; driving from 30,000 to 80,000 miles per year. I know that the MTA is building the new rail lines with grade crossings when it should find a way to finance and build either elevated, open-cut, or subway rail lines. The Valley got the cheap seats in addition to getting an Orange Line that does not go to Orange County. Raiford L. Langford Sherman Oaks Barbarians in power Re “How Rude!” (Oct. 15): The corrosion of social graces is everywhere. And we Americans who practice good old Southern manners keep American etiquette going despite the barbarians who have taken over many social settings and many positions of power, prestige and wealth in business, finance, politics, higher education and high culture. Emzy Veazy III Burbank Hold accountable Re “Families blast gun-act vote” (Oct. 21): While I sympathize with the family and friends of those who were shot by Bufford O. Furrow Jr., and particularly the Ileto family for the brutal murder of Joseph Ileto, passage of “The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act” by Congress is the correct thing to do. Twelve years ago, my son was murdered by a criminal who bought his handgun at a Canoga Park doughnut shop. As devastated as my wife, daughter and I are, we did not sue the doughnut shop for being responsible for the murder of our son. Instead, we explored the possibility of suing the murderer’s family since he was a minor and could not find an attorney to pursue the lawsuit because they did not have any assets. The handgun used was not defective; it was the mind and immoral uncaring act of our son’s murderer. Let’s hold criminals accountable instead of enriching the bank account of lawyers and the agendas of gun control advocates. Ralph L. Myers West Hills Tort-proof Re “Families blast gun-act vote” (Oct. 21): I cannot imagine any American industry that can shield itself from lawsuits. But the NRA-sponsored legislation to prevent crime victims from suing gun makers or dealers is the proof of the power of the NRA. One would think the auto industry or the pharmaceutical industry lobbyists could do likewise – but never have been able to. It must be a great relief to feel “tort-proof.” Sol Taylor Sherman Oaks Moving on Re “The abortion test” (Your Opinions, Oct. 23): The truth is simple. Before Roe vs. Wade, a woman had to go to a hack in an alley somewhere if she is driven by desperation by an unexpected and unwanted pregnancy. This was not a sterile facility, and she often died by hemorrhaging because of a clumsy procedure. Now, women have the same rights as men. They can go to the doctor when something is wrong. That is Roe vs. Wade. It does not insist that women abort pregnancies. It is the law. The decision to have an abortion cannot be an easy one. It is emotional for everyone. Let us move on to some of the really serious issues facing America and get some action from our Congress, which at this time seems so inept. Is that too much to ask from our government? Theodora Howell West Hills Ramadan Last Friday three women came to my door bringing a dinner of rice, chicken and other delicious ingredients. We asked why. They said it was part of their religious observance of Ramadan. I don’t know with whom they were affiliated, but I was very impressed with their outreach to the community. I wish I knew who to thank. They were so gracious, and I really appreciated being included in their traditions. Patricia A. Kennedy Reseda Tenure not the end Just for the record, attaining tenure does not end the evaluation process for teachers. In fact, California teachers are evaluated every other year – thereafter. Moreover, some of those “poor performing” teachers miraculously go on to wear administrative suits. If Proposition 74 passes, how will teachers then be protected from such punitive and poor performing administrators? Louisa B. Caucia Montrose Energy initiative Voting yes for Proposition 80 will be a high point of this special election. Not only will Proposition 80 address the growing energy crisis, it will bring more renewable energy to California. As I sit under a haze of smog, it is clear to me that Californians need clean energy. Sarah Jane Vaughan Los Angeles AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!