1500 kites distributed by Better Hope/L.B.I NDC

first_imgChildren of East Coast Demerara communities spanning from Better Hope to La Bonne Intention (LBI), particularly those from less fortunate homes, were presented with kites by the Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC).Chairman of the NDC, Zaman Shaw, said the annual event saw some 1500 kites being distributed over a one-week period with the kind support of friends and well-wishers. The previous year only 600 were distributed.Shaw said the annual distribution always touches families, especially theChairman of the NDC, Zaman Shaw, distributing kitesrecipients, the children. Because of this, the distribution continues to get continuous support.“Not only do we remember the children at Easter time, but also we have supported several parties at Christmas. We do regular bursaries for their outstanding performances at CSEC and the NGSA,” he added.Shaw said the distribution of kites this year is just a mere reaffirmation of the Council’s willingness to continue to be in good relations with the families and residents of the NDC.“The Chairman, Councillors and Staff wish to express greetings on the occasion of Easter, and urge that the togetherness and genuine appreciation for each other that is exhibited during the celebrations can remain with us throughout the year,” he ended.last_img read more

House Cat in Peace River Set on Fire

first_imgPeace River RCMP are probing an animal cruelty case in which they suspect a cat was doused in gasoline and set on fire.Residents reported hearing a small explosion around 4 a.m. Sunday near a pathway along River Road in Peace River, Alberta. A witness reported seeing a ball of flames on the pathway. Police found the remains of a burnt cat and a gas can nearby. The SPCA investigated, but could only confirm that a small animal had been doused in gasoline and lit on fire.- Advertisement -Officers suspect whoever burned the cat may have spilled gasoline on their clothing. It’s not known if the animal was alive or dead when the fire was first lit. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.last_img


first_imgThe battle lines have been drawn in the McGowan household ahead of this Sunday’s All-Ireland Football Final between Donegal and Mayo.So intense is the rivalry that mum Karen and dad Eoin have even drawn a line down the middle of the sitting room in Crossmolina, Co Mayo which either can’t cross.Eoin is a native of Bundoran and Karen is a proud Mayo woman and originally from Ballina. Even the couple’s three daughters Laura, 21, Laoise, 5, and Meadbh, six months, have been encouraged to pick their sides.Laoise has opted for Mayo while Meadbh has chosen to side with daddy and choose DonegalEoin, 34, said wife Karen’s fanatical footballing family are trying everything in the book to get him to support Mayo.“The craic is great. I don’t think I have taken off the Donegal jersey for a week. “I’ve put Donegal flags all around the house just to annoy them,” he said.The family, like many thousands of others, haven’t managed to get tickets for Sunday’s game.But Eoin, who works in the Hollister medical equipment company, says they are going to make a real family day out of it.“The sitting room will be divided and once Donegal win I’ll probably be thrown out in the street.“I’ll travel to Donegal for the homecoming if they win and I’ll celebrate with Mayo if they win here – but I will wear my Donegal jersey,” he said. COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – FAMILY DRAWS BATTLE LINE IN SITTING ROOM BEFORE BIG GAME! was last modified: September 18th, 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:donegalEoin McGowanMayoMcGowan familylast_img read more

Man United BLOW! PSG make Monaco star their number one summer target

first_img Brazilian star Fabinho could leave Monaco this summer 1 Manchester United have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Monaco star Fabinho after Paris Saint-Germain made him their number one target.The Brazilian reportedly has a £43.75million release-clause in his contract and he is expected to leave after a season where he has caught the eye several times.United were thought to be leading the race for the 23-year-old but now, according to L’Equipe, PSG have muscled in.The French club recently appointed Antero Henrique as their new sporting director and he is keen to instantly make his mark in Paris.As a result, PSG are set to press full steam ahead with a move for Fabinho and talks have begun with the Monaco man’s agent.However the Brazilian, who can operate in midfield or right-back, will reportedly not be sold unless his release-clause is met in full.last_img read more


first_imgJim and Paul during the All Star TripThe NYPD teamSOME of the country’s greatest living GAA stars have been confirmed in the line-up for a charity football match at MacCumhaill Park to raise funds for the Friends of Letterkenny Hospital.TV pundits and football legends Joe Brolly and Pat Spillane will be among those togging out for the game. Th unique charity event on Monday 7th October in MacCumhaill Park in Ballybofey, will see the mighty New York Police Department roll into town to take on the cream of Ireland’s GAA Legends as part of the Gathering 2013.The Football All Ireland is over, and Sam Maguire is back in the capital for the second time in 3 years leaving the GAA diehards in Mayo hungry for another year, but this football match is an ideal bookend for football followers in the county.This charity football match follows a previous trip by NYPD in 2002 and raising money for charity is an important part of these trips with the NYPD Gaelic Football Club who have helped raised thousands of dollars for worthy charities.Brian McGarvey, Chairperson of The Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital said: “The Friends have raised more than €4.5m since 1992 to help provide better healthcare equipment and facilities for the people of the North West and this unique event in our 21st year will help raise much needed funds to support cardiac services at Letterkenny General Hospital. “As everybody knows, a freak flood in late July of this year has cast a shadow over the hospital, but I am confident with the support of the Friends that the Hospital will be bigger and better when it is rebuilt.”Jim McGuinness said he is delighted to be involved.“Paul organised a football game for the All-Ireland winning team in New York last year and when he first spoke about the possibility of organising the match, I thought it was a great idea as a charity match,” said Jim.“The Friends Of Letterkenny General Hospital had approached me earlier this year to become an Ambassador for them and this event is an ideal fundraising opportunity. The Friends are celebrating 21 years of fundraising in 2013 and I am delighted to support the charity in any way.”The GAA Legends team includes Kieran McGeeney, (Armagh), Eamon O’Hara (Sligo), Fergal McGill (Leitrim) Pauric Dunne (Offaly), Anthony Tohill(Derry), Paddy Bradley (Derry), Peter Canavan (Tyrone), Brian McGuigan(Tyrone) Joe Brolly (Derry), Nudie Hughes (Monaghan), Dessie Farrell (Dublin), Dara O Shea (Kerry), Seamus Darby (Offaly), Colm O’Rourke (Meath), Pat Spillane (Kerry) and local Donegal heros include Martin McHugh, James McHugh, Manus Boyle, John Joe Doherty, Barry McGowan, Brendan Deveeney and Mark Crossan. The Legends team is growing day by day as word of the event spreads from county to county.A large number of the All-Ireland winning team have also committed to playing on the night including Michael Murphy, Karl Lacey, Colm McFadden, Paul Durkan, Neil McGee, Neil Gallagher, Frank McGlynn, Anthony Thompson and Mark McHugh. A great football game is always followed by a great post match debate and this game is no different with a great nights craic and entertainment lined up for the Post Match Celebration in Jacksons Hotel. There is an opportunity to meet and chat to the players with light refreshments being served which is followed by a great nights dancing from a host of entertainers including David Craige, Grainne Gavigan, Anne Biddie Deirdre Bonner and Gary Gamble.For tickets and further please contact the Friends Office on 9104466 or www.friendsoflgh.ie.Peter McCormack, a NYPD police officer said the NYPD Gaelic Football Team is extremely proud to represent its city in the International Tournament this October in Dublin.“As part of the Gathering, the NYPD GFC will be playing Tournament matches in Croke Park, Westmanstown Sports Complex and Ballybofey. “It is with great pride, that I lead our club, as President, in a charity match in my home town of Ballybofey. The NYPD will be teaming up with members of the 2012 All Ireland Champions, Donegal, in a match against a GPA Legends selection featuring Martin McHugh, Darragh O’Se and Joe Brolly. The legends team will led by GPA President, and former Dublin great, Dessie Farrell.”The NYPD Gaelic Football Club was formed in 1990, to keep the heritage alive and raise money for charities.Said Peter: “Our club has been instrumental in providing financial support to numerous charities, over the last 20 years. Over the last 5 years, on the Football field, our club has been extremely successful, winning the International Police Tournament in 2007, winning the silver medal in the 2011 World Police Fire Games and most recently winning the GPA sponsored Breezy Point Cup several months ago.“Our motto, “Keep the Heritage Alive” is our Club’s main focus, with raising money for worthy charities as our priority goal. We look forward to participating in this charity match in Donegal.”PAT SPILLANE AND JOE BROLLY AMONG GAA LEGENDS SET FOR BALLYBOFEY CHARITY MATCH was last modified: September 25th, 2013 by John2Share 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:BallybofeyCharity MatchDonegal GAAFriends of Letterkenny HospitalJOE BROLLYPat Spillanelast_img read more


first_imgA CO Donegal man is running the Boston Marathon today in a move which has inspired support from thousands of cancer survivors.Inishowen man Mark Porter, a cancer survivor and eight-year veteran of the Boston Marathon, was one of nearly 6,000 athletes who have been invited back to the world’s oldest road race after two bombs went off, killing three and injuring more than 250 at last year’s event on April 15.Mark was four miles from the finish line of last year’s race when bombs went off.. “At the time, we didn’t notice the increased police or armed National Guard presence,” said Mark who emigrated 20 years ago.Joined by his daughter, Katie for the last remaining miles of the marathon, the pair was heading toward the final hill on the route when they received a text which informed them of the events that were unfolding on Boylston Street. A police officer they met confirmed the terrible news.“What should of been a wonderful day was marred by those bombings. It is still hard to believe,” he said.“The true spirit of Boston shone through that day. It made me tremendously proud to be part of such a great city.” In March 2005, Mark was diagnosed with cancer.“It was a life changing day for me. What I took for granted no longer was a given — it now was a blessing.”Since then he has worked tirelessly to organise various events throughout the city of Boston to help raise funds for cancer research.His efforts have been continuously supported by the city’s community and together a total of $250,000 has been raised for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston’s Children Hospital.“It’s amazing. It is the continued generosity and help from the Boston community. They always rally together in times of great need and their willingness to help in any way has helped me raise these much needed funds,” said Mark. “It is an important day for the city and it will be extremely emotional for all of us. First surviving Cancer and then being a witness to the events of the Boston Bombings has reminded me how it is so important to live to the best of our abilities and to enjoy life every day.”To support Mark or learn more about this charity please visit LSCNOW.ORG.Here’s a video of Mark during last year’s marathon:CANCER SURVIVOR DONEGAL MAN RUNS BOSTON MARATHON IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO CAN’T was last modified: April 21st, 2014 by John2Share 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:bombBoston Marathoncancer survivordonegalInishowenlast_img read more

Supporters came out too late to save Tookie

first_img Our hip-hop radio stations played their part as well. Although the stations couldn’t alert the community of the Save Tookie rallies and protests, somehow they managed the wherewithal to alert the community of his funeral. And we dutifully answered the call by arriving in droves. Go figure. The irony in the death of Stanley Tookie Williams is that the community he was trying to save couldn’t pull it together to save him. Which is not to discount any of efforts made by community activists, including myself, who worked tirelessly for clemency, but it must be said. Forty community activists demanding clemency for Williams is not as persuasive as 4,000 community activists making the demand. Tookie is dead, and no amount of beer on the ground, rolled-up blunts and reminiscing is going to bring him back. Meanwhile, gang violence is still running rampant through South Los Angeles. Tookie’s redemptive message was one of peace, anti-gangs and anti-drugs. For all of the people who cared so much about Tookie, there’s no better way to honor the “homeboy” and his wishes than by working on ending the madness in our communities.— Jasmyne Cannick is a social and political commentator and a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. Contact her via her Web site, www.jasmynecannick.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! On Tuesday, Stanley Tookie Williams had a home-going celebration fit for a king, and rightly so. For two days, people from all over Los Angeles and the world came to pay their respects to a man whose life was ended prematurely. Masses of black people filed in one after another to view Williams’ body at an L.A. mortuary. Young, old, rich, poor, gangbangers, ex-bangers, teachers, students, activists and the like all came to see the man who Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger denied clemency to and executed. The attendance at Williams’ funeral was enormous. Thousands of people crowded the streets in front of Bethel A.M.E. to participate in what easily could be named the largest gathering of blacks in Los Angeles this year. The Rosa Parks Memorial, filled with all of Los Angeles’ black bourgeoisie, didn’t even garner the attendance – both from the public and the media – that Williams’ funeral garnered. But what’s troubling to me about Williams’ send-off is that when the man was alive and we were campaigning around Los Angeles in support of clemency for him, very few of the people who attended his funeral were anywhere to be found. 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 If the impressive number of people that showed up to Williams’ funeral could have found it in themselves to gather together and speak out prior to his execution, there’s a good chance he might be alive today. Imagine if all those people would have showed up at the governor’s mansion or his church prior to the execution. What if we had descended upon the Capitol the way we flocked to the corner of 79th and Western? But we didn’t, and we let the “homeboy” whom we claimed to care about die, only to show up a day late and a life short hollering, “They killed the homie.” It’s a hard pill to swallow, but most of the people who attended Williams’ service had a hand to play in killing “Big Took.” Let’s keep it real. How much did we really care about saving Tookie’s life when we couldn’t even show up when he was alive? The deafening silence in the ‘hood throughout the last months of Williams’ life led elected officials to believe the people really didn’t care about Tookie, so why should they? After all, their constituents weren’t pressuring them to get involved, and they weren’t going to get involved voluntarily.last_img read more


first_imgA goal in the eight minute from Pat McCann was enough for Finn Harps to win their first round FAI Cup tie against Belgrove/Home Farm tonight.Ollie Horgan was without a number of players but Harps did enough to advance to the next round.Conor O’Keefe’s dismissal in the 18th minute saw the Dublin outfit facing an uphill task which they never overcame. During a game which offered few chances, McCann’s goal was enough to see the Donegal men advance to the next round. McCANN GOAL SEES HARPS OVERCOME BELGROVE IN FAI CUP was last modified: June 6th, 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)last_img read more

Geocaching Caption Contest – Enter to Win a (barely) Coveted Prize

first_imgWinning Entry “Try as he might, Larry could not find a disguise that was good enough to throw the cachers off his trail.” – Geocacher “Civic Doodie” SharePrint RelatedGeocaching.com Caption Contest 19 – Win a Barely Coveted PrizeJanuary 5, 2011In “Community”Geocaching Caption Contest 6 – Win a Barely Coveted PrizeJune 18, 2010In “Community”Geocaching Caption Contest 5 – Win a Barely Coveted PrizeJune 7, 2010In “Community” This British Columbia geocache stares down adventures. BUT What would you write as the caption to GCZV5Y? “I didn’t know trees needed prescription eye wear?” or  “I wonder if this evergreen can’t see the forest for the trees?” You can do better.  The winner receives the coveted limited edition and much sought-after lapel pin (retail value $2.99).Please include your geocaching username in all entries.  Winner will be chosen by an ad hoc committee of Lackeys.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Virat Kohli set to celebrate 30th birthday in Haridwar ashram with wife Anushka Sharma

first_imgIndian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has decided to spend his birthday with wife Anushka Sharma in Haridwar.Kohli and Anushka landed at the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun on Saturday night and made their way to the Hotel Aananda in Narendra Nagar.The couple will be staying in Hardiwar till November 7. According to sources, Kohli and Anushka’s itinerary also includes a day of river-rafting and camping in Rishikesh.Kohli will also celebrate his 30th birthday on November 5 (Monday) and is likely to visit the Anant Dham Atmabodh Ashram. The Ashram is headed by Maharaj Anant Baba, who is Anushka’s family’s spiritual guru.The game of cricket has a leader in Virat Kohli: Brian LaraLocal authorities have been informed of the high-profile couple’s visit and the necessary arrangements have been made to make their stay in the city peaceful and comfortable.Anushka visits the Ashram quite frequently and takes the blessings of her guru before every auspicious occasion. She had visited the Ashram before her wedding as well in December last year. In fact Anant Baba was even present at their wedding in Italy.READ – No record safe the way Virat Kohli is batting: Sunil GavaskarLast year Kohli had celebrated his birthday along with his teammates and Anushka in Rajkot during the T20I series against New Zealand.On the work front, Kohli is on a short break from international cricket after being rested for the three-match T20 international series between India and West Indies starting November 4.READ – Virat Kohli’s passion for Test cricket can keep the format relevant: Graeme SmithThe 29-year-old was the highest run-scorer in the recently-concluded five-match ODI series in which he made 453 runs at an average of 151 with three hundreds. He was adjudged Man-of-the-Series as India won the series 3-1.During the series Kohli also joined the 10,000-run club in the 50-over format, breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record to become the fastest batsman in history to achieve the feat.READ – Virat Kohli breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s record, becomes fastest to 10,000 ODI runsIndia had also won the two-match Test series 2-0 in which Kohli ended as the third highest run-scorer with 184 runs at 92.00 with one hundred. He will join the team on the tour of Australia, where the team will play a series of 3 T20Is, 4 Tests and 3 ODIs starting from November 21.Anushka on the other hand is gearing up for the release of her fourth film this year titled, ‘Zero’. The film, which will hit the theatres on December 21st, also includes superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif.The trio were spotted at Zero’s trailer launch on Friday, following which Anushka left for Haridwar with her husband.Anushka was earlier seen in the film ‘Sui Dhaga’ along with Varun Dhawan and made a special appearance in Rajkumar Hirani’s blockbuster film Sanju. She also produced and acted in the horror film Pari, which was her third production venture.last_img read more