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3 new Councillors take up positions in Region Five RDC

first_imgThe three new councillors (from right to left) Frank Wilson, Emerson Benjamin and Marian FordyceThree new councillors have taken up positions in Region Five’s (Mahaica-Berbice) Regional Democratic Council (RDC) but were not given recognition, forcing the April RDC meeting to be adjourned.The adjournment made it the 15th consecutive month that the RDC has not been able to hold a successful statutory meeting. Additionally, over the past three years, only a few successful monthly meetings were held.In 2016, coalition councillors refused to allow any dialogue at the statutory meeting, saying that they wanted the Regional Chairman, Vickchand Ramphal, to apologise to President David Granger. In December of that year, however, the President said he wanted no apology and ordered the two sides to work together for the betterment of the region.In May 2017, they walked out after the Regional Executive Officer (REO), Ovid Morrison, demanded an apology from the Chairman.The REO said his creditability was at stake after the Chairman called for an investigation into allegations that two NDC officials had used a National Drainage and Irrigation Authority machine to carry out personal work. Morrison said he saw the machine being used and is of the opinion that since he stated that he saw the machine carrying out personal work, no investigation is needed and calling for an investigation is an insult to his integrity.The standoff continued until December of that year when both sides agreed to give residents a New Year’s gift of them sitting during 2018 to bring resolutions to some of the many issues affecting the region.That promise was short lived.At the April 2019 meeting, Chairman Ramphal said he saw three persons sitting in the meeting and was told moments before that they were new councillors.The three new councillors are Frank Wilson, Emerson Benjamin and Marian Fordyce who replaced Carol Joseph, Dolston Huston, who resigned, and Renie McCalmont, who never took her seat.All three councillors are from the coalition.The Region Five RDC has eighteen seats with the coalition occupying eight.Ramphal said the agenda which was set by the REO did not indicate that new councillors were to be introduced.The announcement by the Chairman resulted in a heated debate and after some time, the Chairman adjourned the meeting saying that it was going nowhere.Addressing the media after the RDC meeting, Ramphal said that when he arrived, he saw the three persons and upon inquiring he was told that they are new councillors.“It is customary that whenever a new councillor is appointed to the Council the information will be shared with the Chairman and councillors.”He added that he was surprised that the REO, as Clerk of Council, would have sworn in three councillors without informing the Chairman or the RDC.He explained that the meeting was adjourned after coalition councillors heavily rejected what he said and as a result of showing no respect to the standing orders which govern the RDC. He added that he was also being disrespected.last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Wednesday, October 29

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers..Real Madrid could be willing to cash in on Gareth Bale and Manchester United are willing to offer the 25-year-old a staggering £300,000-a-week to lure him to Old Trafford. (Daily Star)Former Chelsea and Arsenal hero Ashley Cole could be set for a shock move to Manchester United after it emerged that the left-back looks certain to leave Roma in January. (Daily Express)Chelsea are weighing-up a £24m January bid for Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, with the former Manchester United youngster viewed as a long-term replacement for John Terry. (Daily Star)Ryan Bertrand has revealed he could quit Chelsea and sign for Southampton on a permanent basis next summer. (Daily Mirror)Arsenal are leading Bayern Munich in the race for Benfica starlet Goncalo Guedes, dubbed ‘the new Franck Ribery’. (Daily Express)Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is also keen on Sevilla midfield ace Grzegorz Krychowiak. Gunners scouts have been monitoring the Poland international in La Liga as well as at Poland’s historic win over Germany earlier this month. (The Sun)Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino expects Harry Kane to have a long future at White Hart Lane, as he ruled out the striker leaving for Southampton. (London Evening Standard)Under-fire Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is eyeing Wolves winger Bakary Sako in a bid to solve his side’s scoring crisis. (Daily Mirror)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Exclusive – Former Villa star warns fans: ‘It’s going to be a long, long season’Exclusive – Aston Villa ARE in a relegation scrap, insists CollymoreSouthampton transfer news: Koeman keen on Palermo forwardAtletico Madrid eye former Everton loan favouriteArsenal transfer blow! Bayern Munich bid to snatch starlet from Gunners’ graspArsenal transfer latest: Barcelona star set to quit Nou Camp?Blow for Arsenal and Liverpool? AC Milan move to secure loan deal for Real Madrid midfielderlast_img read more

Qualify for the World Cup, President Uhuru challenges Kenya

first_img“Today is a day for us to be proud; today is a day for us to remember that we still have the chance to one day enter that great field and participate in a World Cup tournament,” the President said in the full presence of Football Kenya Federation officials and players led by president Nick Mwendwa.Mwendwa whose rise to the top of the federation seat was anchored on a promise to qualify for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar also added his voice to the ambition of making it into the prestigious tournament especially with FIFA increasing the number of participating nations to 48 from 2022.“As a federation that is our ambition and that is the target we set for ourselves. 2022, 2026 is possible and that is why we have started investing in the younger generation and training of trainers,” Mwendwa said in a separate interview with Capital Sport.In the earnest ambition of achieving the target, President Kenyatta has also promised to work with county governments to ensure that football talent is developed from a tender age.President Uhuru Kenyatta poses for a photo with the FIFA World Cup trophy alongside Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa during a luncheon hosted at State House on February 26, 2018. PHOTO/Moses Muoki“Sports is a devolved function and I am glad to see governors here to celebrate the arrival of this trophy. It is also a sign of partnership between county and national governments in developing sports across the country,” Kenyatta said.He added; “I want to commit to them that as national government, we will look to work together to develop talent of our young people.”The FIFA World Cup trophy touched down in Kenya from Ethiopia at exactly 11:02am and was received with the ceremonial water canon celebration.The plane carrying the FIFA World Cup trophy taxis at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport as it arrived from Ethiopia on February 26, 2018. PHOTO/Moses MuokiAt hand to welcome the trophy into the country from Ethiopia was new Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa, his Tourism counterpart Najib Balala, Youth and Gender’s Margaret Kobia, Nairobi women representative Esther Passaris and other high ranking government and Cocacola officials.From the airport, the trophy headed to the House on the Hill where it was received by the head of state, the only Kenyan allowed to lay his hands on the coveted piece of silverware.“It’s a great pleasure that for the third time our country has been honoured by the arrival of this magnificent trophy in its world tour. On behalf of all Kenyans we are grateful both to Coca-cola and FIFA for once again picking Kenya as one of the countries during this cup’s tour across the world,”“It shows considerable partnership, friendship and the growing contribution of our partners in terms of helping us develop our sports in this country,” Kenyatta said as he appreciated the trophy’s stop in the country.The trophy which is scheduled to tour over 51 countries will be at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre on Tuesday for public viewing beginning 11am.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000President Uhuru Kenyatta holds the FIFA World Cup trophy during a luncheon hosted at State House on February 26, 2018. PHOTO/Moses MuokiNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 26- President Uhuru Kenyatta has challenged national football team Harambee Stars to give a stab at qualifying for the FIFA World Cup, saying with the vast talent the country has, qualification is an achievable target.The Head of State was speaking on Monday evening as he hosted the FIFA World Cup trophy at State House Nairobi ahead of its two-day tour of the country.last_img read more

GAA: SEAN MacCUMHAILLS GAA CLUB NEWS

first_imgREGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIPRegistration fee’s are €30 per adult, €15 per juvenile, family member is €70. Registration fees have to be paid for by 31st March.If you have not paid by this time, you lose voting rights at the AGM and it will also affect your ticket allocation. MINOR FOOTBALL.Our minor footballers played Gweedore in Mac Cumhaill Park on Sunday. Mac Cumhaills got off to a great start ad where four points up after fifteen minutes. A harsh penalty decision saw Gweedore get back into the game. It was a close game with Gweedore running out winners on a scoreline of 1-09 to 0-08. There was some good to take from the game, with a good performance from Chris Mc Cafferty and the return of Conor Lyons and Karl Hughes from injury. FIXTURESMinor footballers away to Letterkenny Gaels on Sun.U14 football league starts on April 1st.EASTER CAMP 2013For Girls & Boys aged from 5 -12 (Senior Infants to 6th Class students)Activities to include Gaelic Football, Hurling, Hand Ball, Fun & Games and indoor weather programme also available in the event of rain.Free Club Souvenir From Monday 25th to Wednesday 27th March 2013 from 1000-1400 daily.Cost: Club Members €25 Per Child, 2nd / 3rd Child €20 each.Non Members €30 Per Child, 2nd / 3rd Child €25 each.Registration forms available from Luke Gavigan 0877980865, or from the Club House. There will be a registration night on Friday 22nd March 2013 in Mac Cumhaills Club House from 19.30 to 2030. Limited places so, Book early to avoid disappointment.PARENTS MORNINGWe are running a parents morning this coming Sat morning(23rd) at 11.00am. This will be a fun filled morning where you can learn some new games and drills for your children.Its open to any parent of an under-age player. Its a free morning and refreshments will be served afterwards in the clubhouse. Children will get an extra training session while you have the craic!! Please txt your name and your child’s name to Bryan on 0876236599.DONEGAL HURLERSWell done to the Donegal Senior hurlers who had another impressive win over the weekend. They beat Fermanagh in Brewster Park by 4-14 to 1-20. The lads are top of the table now. Well done to all.GIRLS FEILE PEILE na nOG 2013The club has the opportunity to take part in the Feile at the end of June. This is a great Gaa weekend, which is a wonderful opportunity for our u14 girls. We do however have to host a club from another part of the country. We are therefore looking for host families – hosting two girls for two nights. Please contact John Burke at 086 8185915 if you would be willing to be a host family. If we don’t get enough host he’s we will not proceed with our involvement in the FeileMICHAEL MC CLEAN MEMORIAL HANDBALL TOURNAMENT.The tournament will run Easter week 25th – 30th March. €5 entry.Closing date for entries is Monday 18th March.For more info contact Avril 0863394306 or Mark 0863646663TRAININGTraining for all adult players continues Tue and Thurs at 7.45pm sharp. Training on Sat morning TBCU6 Boys and Girls. Astro pitch. Wed 5.30pm.U8 Boys and Girls. Astro pitch. Wed 6.30pm.U10. Boys and Girls. Training pitch. Wed 6.30pm.U12 Girls Football. Training pitch Wed 6.30pm.U14 Football. Tue and Fri 7-8 both nights.U14 Girls Football. Thur 6.00pm.Minor Hurlers Wed 7.30pm.COACHING VACANCIESWe currently have a number of coaching vacancies for the current year for the following teams:Hurling – U14Camogie – various teamsPlease contact John Burke at 086/8185915 or Alan Martin 0861723899 if you are interested in coaching or helping out with any of the above teams.IRISH DANCING CLASSESIrish dance classes every wed in Gaa centre 6 to 7 pm and 7 to 8 pm also Saturdays 4 to 5 pm and 5 to 6 pm qualified tutor reg with coimision le rinci gaelacha.Adult keep fit non competitive Irish Dance Lessons will begin shortly. For further information contact Lorraine on 087 12613493G ASTRO TURF PITCHState of the art 3G Astro pitch is available. Please contact Terry O Reilly(0866095347) for times etcMAC CUMHAILLS LOTTOThere were no winners of the lotto this week.Numbers drawn were 5,10,11 and 26There were 4 match 3 winners.Willie Walsh, Peter Moloney, Liam Lafferty and Liz Clarke.€2 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €100€5 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €240.Contact any club committee member for detailsThe jackpot will be €3900 next weekIF YOU’RE NOT IN, YOU CAN’T WIN!!!!!!!FOR SALEWe have club bags for sale. €15. Ideal for school bags. We also stock Mac Cumhaills shorts, socks, hurls and water bottles. Contact Alan Martin 0861723899SIGNS.Anyone wishing to take a sign in a prime location on a gable wall, please contact Alan Or Peter.MAC CUMHAILL’S BINGOMac Cumhaill’s Weekly Bingo is in the Villa Rose Hotel this week at 8.30pm. Everyone Welcome.We would also like to thank Alice Bonner for her continued support. Alice has kindly sponsored a hamper every week at the bingo.CLUBHOUSE BARThe Clubhouse bar is now taking bookings for parties: Contact Simon at 085 1503092 for more informationGAA: SEAN MacCUMHAILLS GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: March 19th, 2013 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:GAA: SEAN MacCUMHAILLS GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

ROSSES COMMUNITY SCHOOL DEFEAT GWEEDORE TO WIN ULSTER TITLE

first_imgCHAMPIONS: The victorious Rosses Community School U14 side with their Ulster title.The Rosses Community School U14 soccer side delivered a superb display to ensure they won the Ulster B title against bitter rivals Pobalscoil Gweedore.The side completely controlled the game from start to finish and delivered an accomplished and mature performance which cemented their place in an All-Ireland semi-final.A quick brace from Dylan Boyle inflicted the brunt of the damage for Gweedore, and in truth they never fully recovered from that blistering start made by the Rosses men. Rosses got off to a perfect start with a Dylan Boyle brace inside the opening 12 minutes after excellent work from Michael McFadden.The team worked hard throughout the first half against a tough breeze and their team spirit was clearly evident throughout.Before half-time a fine solo goal from Marc Walsh put the away side 3-0 up.The second half was a tight affair and good work from all 11 players kept the game under control. Gweedore stuck at it, and 2 minutes from time got a consolation goal, from a well organised set piece. Rosses now progress to the semi-final of the All-Ireland where they await the winners from either Leinster, Connacht and Munster.ROSSES COMMUNITY SCHOOL DEFEAT GWEEDORE TO WIN ULSTER TITLE was last modified: March 27th, 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:Noticesrosses community schoolsoccerSportlast_img read more

DOHERTY IN DAIL DEBATE: DONEGAL TD WARNS DEAL WITH EUROPEAN BANK WILL ‘SADDLE GENERATIONS WITH DEBT’

first_imgPEARSE DOHERTY IN THE DAIL THIS MORNING12:45AM DAIL DEBATE UPDATE: DONEGAL TD Pearse Doherty has launched a scathing attack on the Government in a Dail debate tonight ahead of emergency legislation to agree a new deal with the European Central Bank.The Gaoth Dobhair politician, Sinn Fein’s finance spokesman, joined other opposition TDs in criticising the Government over its plans to take on €40Bn debts.In a speech to the Dail – riddled with interruptions and heckles from the Government benches – Doherty criticised Finance Minister Michael Noonan over how he had handled the deal. This will see IRBC – Anglo Irish Bank – liquidated. The Government will take on the debts and pay them off over 27 years.Doherty said 850 Irish employees will lose their jobs “yet they were informed through Bloomberg (news agency) that their jobs were gone.”The Government was rushing through the legislation; giving opposition TDs just a few minutes each to oppose it.“You didn’t even tell your cabinet colleagues…. and at 12 o clock midnight we are rushed in here to protect the state,” complained Deputy Doherty. The Donegal TD was then heckled by Minister Brendan Howlin.“They haven’t read it and very few understand the consequences of it,” said Doherty of Labour’s TDs.He said our children and our grandchildren will be left to pay off the debts of “criminals in Anglo Irish Bank for many years to come.”As TD Doherty was heckled again, he responded to one Government TD: “Go back to the bar.”The Ceann Comhairle interjected on several occasions to allow Deputy Doherty to speak, warning one of them: “The next time you will be going out that door.” “This is the type of politics that Fianna Fáil had practised for far too long”, said the Sinn Féin TD.He said his party had no objection to seeing Anglo Irish go as long as the promissory notes worth billions went with them.Independent TD Shane Ross then backed the Donegal TD, saying he was right in what he said about Minister Noonan’s ‘secrecy’ surrounding the deal.In a statement after the Government and Fianna Fail voted through the legislation, Deputy Doherty said the government is repeating the mistakes of the past in rushing through unclear, far-reaching banking legislation. “After nearly two years of negotiations the government has succeeded only in achieving a farcical situation. Every last cent of the Anglo-Irish debt is to be repaid. That much is clear.“This is a humiliating failure for the government. Having promised change they are now repeating exactly the same mistakes as Fianna Fáil.“The role of the ECB in aiding the chaos shows that the government has chosen Frankfurt’s Way.“We need a write-down of this debt so that the billions tied up can be used to create jobs and protect the vulnerable. Sinn Féin was the first to raise the issue of the Promissory Notes and we have consistently called for them to not to be paid.“The only thing clear tonight is that there is no write-down and that the debts are being formalised as a sovereign debt.“Tonight, this debt becomes as much as Labour’s and Fine Gael’s legacy as it is Fianna Fáil’s. This government is repeating the mistakes of the past.“Only last June the government claimed it had achieved a EuroGroup commitment to separate banking and sovereign debt. Now we know we are to adopt the Promissory Notes as formal sovereign debt.“There is no clarity tonight that the agreement that might be struck will actually improve the debt situation for the state or critically to reduce the crippling austerity working people are labouring under. There is nothing yet to suggest that one Garda station will remain open or one rural school not having to close because of this so-called deal.”DOHERTY IN DAIL DEBATE: DONEGAL TD WARNS DEAL WITH EUROPEAN BANK WILL ‘SADDLE GENERATIONS WITH DEBT’ was last modified: February 7th, 2013 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:DOHERTY IN DAIL DEBATE: DONEGAL TD WARNS DEAL WITH EUROPEAN BANK WILL ‘SADDLE GENERATIONS WITH DEBT’last_img read more

New year brings new laws

first_img Most laws passed in 2005 and signed by the governor take effect Jan. 1, unless they had urgency clauses. A few – such as bills to improve school nutrition – take effect July 1, 2006. Among the laws that will go into effect is one that allows people to use the Internet to comparison shop between hospitals. The measure, AB 1045, by Assemblyman Dario Frommer, D-Glendale, requires hospitals to compile a list of the 25 most common inpatient and 25 most common outpatient procedures for the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, which will post them online. It also requires hospitals to provide a person without health coverage a specific written estimate on any procedure. “You will actually be able to go and shop around if you have to have one of these procedures, and see who’s charging what in what areas,” Frommer said. “It’s important for people who are uninsured, but also for people who have big co-payments – who are on PPOs (Preferred Provider Organizations) and are paying 20 percent and want to know what that 20 percent is going to be.” California will be the second state, after Wisconsin, to have such a system, he said. Another new law will ban the practice of hunting animals over the Internet in California. SB 1028 by Sen. Debra Bowen, D-Redondo Beach, prohibits anyone within California from using the Internet to hunt animals, and prohibits the establishment of such a hunting range or Web site in the state. At least one Web site based in Texas has reportedly set up rifles near animal habitats, and connects them to video cameras that allow a hunter to control the rifle and fire a shot. “Killing animals over the Internet is about as sporting as shooting fish in a barrel and it ought to bother animal lovers and true hunters everywhere,” Bowen said in a written statement. Another new law gives used-car buyers new rights. AB 68, by Assemblywoman Cindy Monta!tildelown!ez, D-Mission Hills, sets specific standards for calling a used car “certified”; allows buyers to return a used car after two days; adds new disclosure requirements for loan terms; and prohibits dealers from manipulating loan terms to hide the true cost of a purchase. Other new laws that take effect in 2006 include: !bbox! AB 547, by Assemblywoman Patty Berg, D-Santa Rosa, and Assemblyman Keith Richman, R-Granada Hills, authorizes cities and counties to conduct clean needle-exchange programs, without having to first declare a local health emergency. !bbox! AB 522, by Assemblyman George Plescia, R-San Diego, prohibits the state from providing or paying for erectile dysfunction drugs for registered sex offenders under the Medi-Cal program. !bbox! AB 381, by Monta!tildelown!ez, seeks to crack down on aggressive paparazzi behavior by adding new civil lawsuit options for those who have been assaulted by a photographer in pursuit of a picture or recording, including civil damages worth more than the value of the photograph itself. !bbox! AB 121, by Assemblyman Juan Vargas, D-Chula Vista, requires state health officials to test candy for lead levels and prohibits the sale of candy with lead levels that exceed certain standards. !bbox! SB 719, by Sen. Gloria Romero, D-Los Angeles, increases the penalties on drivers who run from police and when such chases result in death. !bbox! SB 180, by Sen. Sheila Kuehl, D-Los Angeles, and AB 22, by Assemblywomen Sally Lieber, D-Mountain View, and Carol Liu, D-Pasadena, spell out new efforts to crack down on human trafficking and slavery including a new task force and new penalties on activities such as bringing a person into the state for the purposes of forced labor. — Harrison Sheppard, (916) 446-6723 harrison.sheppard@dailynews.com ONLINE For a Senate report outlining hundreds of bills that passed this year, go to http://www.sen.ca.gov/sor/WHATS_NEW/Whatsnew.htp — Harrison Sheppard, (916) 446-6723 harrison.sheppard@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – The start of the new year will herald a host of quirky new laws in California. With the most controversial and sweeping proposals of 2005 all shot down by voters or Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, what was left was a series of niche bills ranging from improving nutrition in schools to banning hunting over the Internet. Political analysts said the Legislature and Schwarzenegger were distracted by the governor’s special election, which consumed most of their time and energy and encouraged them to defer some controversial issues. “If you ask the average voter, ‘What are your five top measures you’d like the Legislature to deal with?’, none of them got dealt with,” said Barbara O’Connor, director of the Institute for the Study of Politics and the Media at California State University, Sacramento. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “It’s hard to get consensus on anything big when you’re fighting each other as vitriolically as the parties were. It was not what you would call a stellar session, in terms of dealing with the public’s business.” Schwarzenegger signed 729 bills and vetoed 232 this year, according to the Senate Office of Research. The vetoed measures included all of the most controversial issues – including bills that would have increased the minimum wage, legalized gay marriage and granted driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. In turn, voters rejected Schwarzenegger’s special-election measures that would have reformed the budget process, changed redistricting, restricted political spending by public unions and reformed the teacher tenure process. Disgruntled voters also swept out independent ballot proposals that would have lowered the cost of prescription drugs, required parental notification of a minor’s abortion and regulated the energy market. And at least two bills that were supposed to become law in 2006 have been put on temporary hold by the courts: one banning junk faxes and another prohibiting the sale or rental of violent video games to minors.last_img read more

DONEGAL’S RELAY FOR LIFE 2014 TO BE LAUNCHED THIS MONDAY

first_imgIf you haven’t been involved in Donegal’s superb Relay for Life event then now is your chance.Last year’s Relay for LIfe event.An information evening for all those wondering about this year’s event takes place at the Mount Errigal Hotel this Monday, January 13th at 7.30pm.Twenty people each week are diagnosed with cancer in Donegal; that’s 1000 people every year, hence why we say there’s “1000 REASONS TO RELAY”. Relay gives individuals the opportunity to CELEBRATE the lives of people that have overcome cancer, to show SUPPORT to those currently undergoing treatment, to REMEMBER people lost to the disease, to offer support and strength to families that have lost their loved ones and to FIGHT BACK through inspiring people to take action against a disease that has taken too much.Relay for Life Donegal allows participants to develop friendships and support networks (e.g.) the Survivors Choir. It provides the opportunity to contribute and give something back to the local community. It reminds us how kind people can be and restores our faith in humanity.Schools participate in Relay for Life Donegal to highlight to their students the importance of contributing to society and to allow students to develop their skills and qualities.Businesses and organisations get involved with Relay for Life, Donegal in order to develop delegation, empowerment and co – operative relationships within the workplace. Families, friends and colleagues relay together to CELEBRATE, REMEMBER and FIGHT BACK (as previously mentioned).Hence why Relay for Life is suitable for everyone to participate at.Looking forward to seeing you there! DONEGAL’S RELAY FOR LIFE 2014 TO BE LAUNCHED THIS MONDAY was last modified: January 12th, 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:cancerinformation eveningMount Errigal HotelRelay for LifeTeamslast_img read more

Hundreds pay tribute to Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs in memorial

first_imgSANTA MONICA — Tyler Skaggs’ family and friends came together for a Celebration of Life on Monday in the city he loved, packing a church to laugh and cry together.One by one, those touched by Skaggs from his birth to his last days stood up and painted portions of the same picture.They described a young man overflowing with confidence, never afraid to be himself, even if it meant unabashedly singing an Elton John song at the top of his lungs.They described someone everyone seemed to feel was …last_img read more

One Year Later: The Story of the First Reverse Geocache Puzzle Box

first_img SharePrint RelatedThe Reverse Geocaching Puzzle Box – Geocaching.com’s Lost & Found VideoJune 29, 2010In “Community”Brush up on your math skills. — Pythagoras (GC4DAY7) — Geocache of the WeekJune 4, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Sometimes Geocaching Makes You Go… — Nuts (GC41D4C) — Geocache of the WeekOctober 10, 2013In “Community” The story of the first Reverse Geocache™ took nearly an entire year to play out, from its auspicious and mysterious beginnings to a climactic ending. The intercontinental suspense just ended in November.Inventor Mikal Hart shifted geocaching in reverse for a wedding present last year. Hart’s “Reverse Geocaching Puzzle Box” is a locked box that needs you to deliver it to a secret location.  The GPS-enabled box won’t unlock until you take it to the pre-programmed destination. Hart delivered the first-ever Reverse Geocache™ as a wedding present for friends.Example of a Reverse Geocache™The wedding took place in Paris last autumn. Hart gave the gift with no explanation. The curious wooden box had just a single button and a small display. When the button was pressed the display flicked to life and read, “Attempt 1 of 50: Distance 391km.”Hart’s original Reverse Geocache™ was promptly placed on a shelf in the couple’s home, and for months sat largely forgotten.But Hart almost immediately began stirring interest. He posted an article, and before long hundreds of thousands of people were enraptured by the romance and adventure contained in that one little box. But not his newlywed friends. They didn’t see the articles in major newspapers, the videos on YouTube or discover that Mikal started producing more and more Reverse Geocaches™.Fast-forward nearly a year. A major motion picture is now in the works using a Reverse Geocache as part of the plot, Mikal  is traveling spreading the story of the Reverse Geocache™ far and wide, and still nothing from his friend.Then, one day last month, an email arrives. The not-so newlyweds tracked down the location where their box would open. The original Reverse Geocache™ whirled and unlocked on a small island in the English Channel. The presents inside were gift cards. But the married couple said that the adventure was the real present, writing, “There’s some pretty cool and clever design in that little box!”Mikal was able to sit down with his friend recently to tell them how the Reverse Geocache™ had evolved since their wedding. He details the conversation in a recent blog post. He says: “His response was just what you’d hope and expect: surprise and amazement yielding to quiet delight, and finally the inevitable series of questions and suggestions for how the magic of the puzzle box might be kept alive. ”For more information and to read Mikal’s complete account of the story click here. Click on the video below to see the Geocaching.com Lost & Found video on the Reverse Geocache™.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more