Health Department hands over medical equipment for Games

first_imgMore than 298 pieces of medical equipment was procured through the department to support the Games.National Health Secretary Mr Pasco Kase in handing over the equipment said, “We are very happy to support the Games with these medical equipment’s so that the Games medical teams can take care of the health and wellbeing of our sporting participants as they compete in our country”.The equipment includes CT scanning machines, physio beds, cardiac monitors, dental chairs, examination beds, wheel chairs and pharmaceutical drugs and will be distributed accordingly to all medical stations at the medical rooms at competition venues as well as the Athletes village.The Athletes Polyclinic at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) will be where most of these medical supplies will be set up.GOC’s Athlete Village Manger Adelbert Gangai in receiving the equipment on behalf of the GOC thanked the National government for its continued support to the Games.“The Games is a very short period of time, but this is a contribution that will go a long way in nurturing a young and healthy generation long after the Games are gone”.The Games Medical Team Chief Medical Officer Professor Nakapi Tefurani said “the Games medical team is now ready to get to work equipped with the best medical equipment at hand. This will ensure that everyone participating and attending the Games will be taken care of.”The GOC has engaged a total of 168 volunteer medical personnel’s from doctors, dentists, HEO, nurses and Medical students to provide medical services during the games.The Games medical services will be delivered in three areas, its first point of referral will be at Medical Venue rooms at each sporting venues as first aid.Referrals deemed as medium cases will be at the Athletes Polyclinic at UPNG and all critical and emergency cases, will be referred to the POM Gen Emergency Area where a separate area has been set aside specially for Games emergencies.All medical equipment and drugs purchased for the Games will be given back to the people of Papua New Guinea as part of the Games legacy.last_img read more

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Engel, Davidson homer as White Sox end 9-game losing streak

first_imgStanton has 32 homers, including six in his last seven games, and matched Yankees rookie Aaron Judge for most in the majors. Stanton hit a two-run drive in the first inning and a solo shot in the eighth.Texas star Adrian Beltre went 4 for 4, giving him 2,993 career hits. He moved closer to becoming the 31st player to reach 3,000.Conley (3-3) pitched seven impressive innings during his second start since getting recalled from Triple-A New Orleans on July 18. He allowed seven hits and struck out five as he pitched past the sixth inning for the first time this season.Martin Perez (5-8) went seven innings.CARDINALS 8, ROCKIES 2ST. LOUIS — Randal Grichuk hit a two-run homer, Mike Leake pitched seven scoreless innings and the Cardinals beat the Rockies.Leake’s six-strikeout performance was his best since giving up one run over eight innings against Washington on June 30. It was the first win for Leake (7-8) against the Rockies since Aug. 10, 2011.Kevin Siegrist pitched the Cardinals out of a two-on, one-out jam in the eighth by getting Gerardo Parra to strike out and Mark Reynolds to fly out. Tyler Lyons struck out the side in the ninth.The Cardinals improved to 20-5 against the Rockies at home since the 2010 season. Colorado fell to 3-14 in its last 17 road games.Grichuk’s two-run homer off Rockies starter Antonio Senzatela (10-4) gave the Cardinals a 4-0 lead in the fourth, extending his home run streak to a career-high four games. Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Chicago White Sox’s Adam Engel (41) celebrates his home run off Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Justin Grimm with Kevan Smith during the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, July 24, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO — Adam Engel and Matt Davidson homered as the White Sox ended a nine-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the crosstown rival Cubs at Wrigley Field on Monday.The Cubs lost for just the second time in 10 games following the All-Star break to fall a half-game behind idle first-place Milwaukee in the NL Central.ADVERTISEMENT DODGERS 6, TWINS 4LOS ANGELES  — Cody Bellinger continued his super rookie season, drilling a three-run homer in the eighth inning to rally the Dodgers to a victory over the Twins.It was Bellinger’s 28th home run of the season, second in the National League behind Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton’s 32.Edward Paredes, making his major league debut after 12 seasons in the minors, threw a scoreless eighth to earn the win. Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth to earn his 25th save.Eddie Rosario drove in three runs for the Twins on a solo homer and two doubles.Taylor Rogers (5-2) gave up two hits prior to Bellinger’s home run to take the loss.The Dodgers were playing their first game since losing ace Clayton Kershaw for an undetermined time with a back injury.METS 5, PADRES 3SAN DIEGO— Jacob deGrom won his eighth straight start and the Mets held on when pinch-hitter Jabari Blash’s bid for a game-winning home run was barely foul, beating the Padres.DeGrom (12-3) gave up two runs in eight innings, striking out eight. The last Mets pitcher to win eight straight starts was Bobby Jones in 1997. TORONTO — Francisco Liriano won for the first time in three starts, Russell Martin homered and the Blue Jays beat the Athletics to end a three-game losing streak.Martin had two hits and Ezequiel Carrera reached base three times as the last-place Blue Jays won the opener of a seven-game homestand.Oakland had just two hits against Liriano and three Toronto relievers, losing for the third time in four games.After pitching a combined 3 2/3 innings in his previous two starts, Liriano (6-5) started on three days rest, moving up to take the turn of injured righty Aaron Sanchez (blister). Liriano allowed two runs and two hits in five innings.Joe Biagini pitched two innings, Ryan Tepera worked a perfect eighth and Roberto Osuna struck out the side in the ninth for his 25th save in 29 chances.ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Hunter Renfroe homered twice for San Diego, including a leadoff shot in the ninth inning. The Padres then put two runners on base with one out, and Blash sent a long drive that whispered past the foul pole and landed in the right-field seats — it was called foul, a ruling upheld on video replay.Addison Reed, who played at San Diego State, then struck out Blash and closed for his 17th save.Wilmer Flores homered off Clayton Richard (5-10). Asdrubal Cabrera had three hits, Jay Bruce had two hits and two RBIs, and Jose Reyes stole his 500th career base.MARINERS 4, RED SOX 0SEATTLE — James Paxton allowed four singles over seven innings to win his fifth consecutive start in July and Kyle Seager homered to pace the Mariners to a victory over the Red Sox.Paxton (10-3) retired the first 13 hitters before Jackie Bradley Jr.’s single to center with one out in the fifth. The left-hander, who worked out of trouble in the sixth and seventh innings, struck out 10 and walked none. Paxton has allowed six earned runs in 33 1/3 innings and not given up a home run in five starts this month.Nick Vincent and David Phelps each pitched a perfect inning to finish.Eduardo Rodriguez (4-3) allowed four runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out six and walked two in his second start since coming off the disabled list.DIAMONDBACKS 10, BRAVES 2PHOENIX  — J.D. Martinez hit a three-run home run to help Zack Greinke and the Diamondbacks cruise to a win over the Braves. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Tomlin (7-9) gave up two homers but stayed in the strike zone and won his third straight start. Cleveland’s bullpen did its part as well, with Andrew Miller working two innings and Cody Allen finishing up.Santana homered in the seventh and eighth as the Indians moved over .500 (25-24) at Progressive Field for the first time since winning their home opener on April 11.Cleveland’s Roberto Perez snapped a 1-1 tie in the fifth with an RBI double off Reds starter Tim Adleman (5-8), who lost his fourth straight start.ROYALS 5, TIGERS 3DETROIT  — Salvador Perez and Mike Moustakas hit consecutive homers in the 12th inning, and the Royals won their sixth straight game, over the Tigers.Hours after the Royals helped their pitching staff by acquiring Trevor Cahill and two relievers in a trade with San Diego, Kansas City outlasted the Tigers to stay 1 ½ games behind first-place Cleveland in the AL Central. Jorge Bonifacio also homered for the Royals, who won despite squandering a 3-0 lead in the sixth.Jakob Junis (3-2), one of seven relievers used by Kansas City, pitched a hitless 11th for the win. Kelvin Herrera finished for his 20th save in 23 chances.Drew VerHagen (0-1) took the loss, allowing the homers to Perez and Moustakas in his third inning of work.MARLINS 4, RANGERS 0ARLINGTON, Texas — Giancarlo Stanton hit more two home runs and moved into a tie for the major league lead, sending Adam Conley and the Marlins over the Rangers. PHILADELPHIA — Jose Altuve had two doubles and two singles, stretched his sizzling hitting streak to 16 games and helped the Astros beat the Phillies.A day after tying his career high for hits in a game at Baltimore, Altuve got four more and drove in three runs while raising his major league-leading average to .365.Altuve is batting .528 (38 for 72) during his streak. He has gotten at least three hits in eight of those 16 games.Alex Bregman homered and doubled twice, and Brian McCann also homered for Houston. The AL West leaders got 18 hits, eight for extra bases.The game ended after midnight, running late because of a rain delay in the fourth inning that lasted nearly two hours.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next WATCH: Tokyo unveils 2020 Olympics official theme song, dance View comments LATEST STORIES End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Oakland right-hander Chris Smith (0-1) allowed three runs and six hits in six innings.ORIOLES 5, RAYS 0ST. PETERBURG, Florida  — Kevin Gausman pitched six strong innings, Adam Jones homered and the Orioles sent the Rays to their season-worst fifth straight loss.The Rays began the day tied for the second AL wild-card spot. Baltimore won for the sixth time in eight games.Gausman (7-7) gave up five hits and struck out eight. Darren O’Day, Brad Brach and Richard Bleier completed a six-hitterBlake Snell (0-6) went a career-high seven-plus innings. The lefty, who entered with 19 of 30 career starts lasting five or fewer innings, allowed three runs and six hits.Jones has an RBI in six straight games. Manny Machado drove in two runs during a three-run eighth.Rays catcher Wilson Ramos left in the fifth after he was struck on the head by a piece of Ruben Tejada’s broken bat. The team said Ramos got six staples and will be evaluated.INDIANS 6, REDS 2CLEVELAND  — Josh Tomlin pitched six efficient innings, Carlos Santana homered twice and the Cleveland Indians won their fourth straight, over the tumbling Reds in the makeup of a May 25 rainout. Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Martinez, hitless in his first five at-bats as a Diamondback after coming over in a trade with the Detroit Tigers last week, hammered a 1-2 pitch from reliever Matt Wisler high off the center field batters eye with nobody out in the bottom of the sixth. It was his 17th home run of the season.Greinke (12-4) pitched eight innings and allowed two runs on five hits with six strikeouts. He’s 10-0 in 12 starts at Chase Field this season. Greinke added a run-scoring double in the second inning and a pair of sacrifices.A.J. Pollock hit a two-run homer, doubled twice and drove in four runs, and Jeff Mathis reached base four times with three singles and a walk, scoring twice for the Diamondbacks.R.A. Dickey (6-7) took the loss with his knuckleball often more wild than baffling. Dickey threw four wild pitches that helped the Diamondbacks get into scoring position over his 3 2-3 innings of work, and walked five while striking out four.PIRATES 10, GIANTS 3SAN FRANCISCO  — Andrew McCutchen hit a three-run homer and had four RBIs, Gerrit Cole won for the fifth time in six starts, and the Pirates beat the Giants.Jordy Mercer added a three-run homer of his own in the eighth to further back Cole (8-7), 5-1 in his last eight starts. That lone defeat came June 30 as San Francisco swept the Pirates at Pittsburgh from June 30-July 2 — the Giants’ first in the series since 2009.This time, Pittsburgh immediately jumped on San Francisco starter Matt Cain (3-9), who matched the longest losing streak of his career at eight games — also done from July 28, 2015-May 10, 2016.Giants manager Bruce Bochy was ejected by plate umpire Chris Conroy for arguing balls and strikes in support of Cain moments after McCutchen connected, the skipper’s second time being tossed this year.ASTROS 13, PHILLIES 4 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ Engel lined his third homer of the season off reliever Justin Grimm (1-1) into the wind and several rows into the left-center bleachers to snap a 1-1 tie in the sixth. Davidson led off the eighth with his 19th homer, which sailed over the left-field stands and onto Waveland Avenue.Miguel Gonzalez (5-9) allowed one run and seven hits in 7 1/3 innings to end a four-game losing streak and win for just the second time in 11 decisions.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Jose Abreu had two hits and doubled in a run for the AL-worst White Sox, who ended their longest slide in four years.BLUE JAYS 4, ATHLETICS 2 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Convict escapes while working at prison officer’s house

first_imgMembers of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) are now on the hunt for a convicted prisoner, who escaped on Sunday while performing duties at the home of a prison officer in Anns Grove, East Coast Demerara.At the time of his escape, two other prisoners were with him.The prisoner, Deryck Oudkerk, was discovered missing about 16:30h as the officer was preparing to return to the Lusignan Prison.Prison escapee: Deryck OudkerkThe three prisoners were taken to the home of the officer, who was the lone supervisor of the men.Acting Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels confirmed that Oudkerk escaped while noting that he was serving an 18-month sentence at the Lusignan Prison for larceny.Director Samuels added that based on reports he would have received, Oudkerk was “cutting bushes” when he used the opportunity to escape.Oudkerk, of Upper Watooka Linden, worked as a gold miner and pleaded guilty to stealing a fuel pump, starter, six pails of diesel, and a quantity of groceries valued $245,000, property of Sherwin Bernard at St Elizabeth Mission.Anyone with information that would lead to the recapture of the prisoners is asked to contact the Guyana Police Force on telephone numbers 226-4585, 225-2700, or 911 or at the nearest Police Station.In October 2017, convicted rapist Delon Blake, 35, escaped from the Lusignan penitentiary by using his bed sheet and wooden pallets to climb over the fence on the northern side of the facility in full view of Police ranks performing duties in the tower. However, he was recaptured two days later along the Linden-Soesdyke Highway.Back in July 2017, 13 hard-core criminals escaped from the holding area at the said correctional facility. Twelve of the 13 were recaptured over a two-day period, while one remains on the run.The one still at large is Paul Goriah, who was charged for murder. He is reportedly from Timehri, East Bank Demerara.It was reported that the men escaped from the swampy pasture of the Lusignan Prison by digging a hole under the perimeter fence. The hole was about five feet in length and another five feet in depth. The 13 escapees had been transferred from the Camp Street Prison after it was reduced to ashes by inmates, who set the place on fire.last_img read more

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UPDATE #2 – Highway 2 closed north of Tomslake

first_img– Advertisement -Highway 2 north of Tomslake is closed because of a vehicle collision.At this time we have very few details about about the incident, but the Ministry of Transportation says the road will be closed until late Friday morning.The Ministry will provide another update on the highway at 7:30am.If you have any further details about this incident, call 250-787-7100 or email contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com Advertisement UPDATE #2 – The RCMP now state one person has died in this collision.  For more information on this story, click hereUPDATE – The Ministry now says the road may not re-open until Friday afternoon.  The Ministry states the road could open by 12p.m., but has a low confidence level.  Thank you to a reader for letting us know there is a detour around the incident using the Old Edmonton Highway.last_img read more

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Mahrez: I’ve put Man City move behind me

first_imgAfter the window, the 27-year-old missed training for more than a week and admits he needed to regain his mental focus with the Foxes.“I was away from here because I needed some time to think, it was a difficult situation,” Mahrez told Sky Sports News.“Manchester City is a good move for everyone but it is the past. It is behind me. If we start talking about this it’s like coming back to the transfer window and now I’m moving forward, trying to give my best for the team.“You’ll always have regrets but at that time I thought it was the best thing to do.“It was difficult, I’ve always been in contact with the club. The club handled it very well. When the team-mates and the club were behind me it was OK, it was very easy to come back here.”Mahrez is now back in the fold at Leicester and scored a dramatic 97th minute free-kick to rescue a point for Leicester against Bournemouth last weekend.But he remains vague over whether he will be involved in another transfer saga this summer.“In football players come, players leave, I’m not saying I’m coming or going,” he added.“We always talk between me and the club, everything is good, so we will see in the summer if things come. At the moment I’m a Leicester player.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Riyad Mahrez returned to training after a feud with his club Leicester City over their refusal to sell him to Manchester CityLEICESTER, United Kingdom, Mar 9- Riyad Mahrez insists he has put his failed January move to Manchester City firmly behind him.Premier League leaders City made four failed bids for Mahrez in the transfer window, yet the Algerian international remained at Leicester City.last_img read more

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WIN FOUR TICKETS TO UNIQUE CHARITY COMPETITION ‘DANCE ADDICTIONS’

first_imgDonegal Daily in conjunction with Dance Addictions is giving one lucky reader the chance to win FOUR tickets to go and see the unique charity competition. Dance Addictions is a Charity Dance competition and is the brainchild of Sarah-Marie McDevitt of Pinehill Studios.She came up with the idea and together with Green Light Media have organised this fabulous event to raise important funds for the Donegal Hospice. Sarah decided to do it in memory of her uncle John Glackin who received great care in the Hospice before his death.Auditions were held in November last year at Pinehill Studios where over 50 acts from all over the North West came and performed in front of our panel of professional judges.The acts comprised of all types of dance from Hip-Hop and Contemporary to Gymnastics and Irish Dancing.The talent was extremely high and made the decision of the judges very hard. In December, the final 13 were announced and have been working hard since preparing for the Live Final in The Mount Errigal Hotel on the 24th of January.The events kicks of at 8pm and will be a great night of entertainment for all the family.Tickets are priced at €10 each or €30 for a family of 4.The acts who will be dancing for the title of Dance Addictions Winner 2015 and a cash prize of €1000 are Amy & Cait, Bonkerz, Ceryz & Zara May, Conor, Dynamic Duo, Fusion, Jamie, Jimmy Tastics, Kidz in the Hood, Nathaniel Rennick, Shining Stars, Shockerz and Street Soldiers.The acts will be judged on the night by our professional panel, MC on the night will be Justy from I-Radio and the final prize will be presented by Buster from Mrs Brown’s boys. To be in with a chance of winning FOUR tickets all you have to do is simply LIKE and SHARE this post.Tickets are on sale at Pinehill studios, Mountain Top, Green Light Media Office, 46 Lower Main Street Letterkenny.For further inquiries call 074 91 28848. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night but are selling out fast.So join them for a fantastic display of dance from lots of genres and also to help support the Donegal Hospice. They’ll will have some great raffle prizes on the night too. —WIN FOUR TICKETS TO UNIQUE CHARITY COMPETITION ‘DANCE ADDICTIONS’ was last modified: January 19th, 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more

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PORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTES

first_imgDrive InThe Captain’s D P Logue & Noreen Mc Conigley will hold the traditional drive in on Sunday 5th February. The event will be a team competition with a shotgun start at 10.30 a.m sharp All names must be entered by 6 p.m on Saturday 4th February to enable the draw for teams and tees to be made. No names will be taken on the morning of the drive in. As in previous years the Captain D P Logue extends an invitation to the members of Otway Golf Club to play in the drive in event. If on the morning of the drive in you are unable to attend please notify the clubhouse on 074 9159459 before 10 a.m. Portsalon Winter LinksThe next outing of the Portsalon Winter Links takes place on Saturday 28th January. All members of the Winter Links are reminded that their tee times remain as the previous outing and if you are unable to play please contact the clubhouseResults The winner of the Saturday open competition was Tony Kingston playing off a 13 handicap, Tony mastered the tricky stormy weather conditions and recorded 35 points to win from runner up Paddy Sheridan (8) 34 points Gross Eamon Mc Dermott (3) 27 points 3rd Danny Bannigan B/S (15) 34 points. The CSS was 34 points reduction only. On Sunday the winner of the members competition was six handicapper Kevin Mc Gonagle with 38 points, runner up Eamon Mc Conigley (7) 36 points Gross Seamus Patton (55) 30 points. The CSS was 36 points.EventsOn Saturday 28th the Portsalon Winter Links and on Sunday 29th a members competition and on Wednesday 1st February an open 18 hole stableford event. On Saturday 4th The first tee is reserved for the North West Alliance. Sunday 5th the Captains drive in, Wednesday 8th a gents open competition, Saturday 11th an 18 hole gents open and Sunday 12th a members competition. A time sheet is in operation for all competitions at Portsalon Golf Club, contact 074 91 59459 for your tee time or go online at www.portsalongolfclub.comGaeltacht LeagueAfter some matches were called off it is now back to business for Donal Callaghan and his Gaeltacht League team. Over the next few weeks Portsalon will travel to Cloughaneeley on Saturday 11th February, on Saturday 18th February home to Rosapenna and Saturday 3rd March away to Cruit Island . The remaining match against Dunafanghy has yet to be confirmed. Following the two opening matches Portsalon have 35 points from 40 points.Change to Drop Off arrangementsMembers and visitors should note that you must drop off the fairways 2,7 and 9 at the nearest point of relief as this has now been designated ground under repair. Under a local rule all golf balls in the areas identified must be lifted and dropped without penalty. It is no longer permitted to use the putter inside the areas identified. All members are kindly asked to keep all pull trolleys, electric trolleys and drive buggies outside the lines surrounding the putting greens. This is try to protect the main playing surfaces as much as possible over the next few weeks..PlacingAll members and visitors should note that six inch placing on all fairways only is in operation at Portsalon Golf Club.On Line Booking Members and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.comDivot BagsMembers and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box. Please ensure that you pick up a bag and assist with the course maintenancePORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: January 25th, 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:Portsalon Golf Club Noteslast_img read more

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HARPS CLAIMS FULL POINTS WITH 2-0 WIN OVER LONGFORD TOWN

first_imgJosh Mailey scored Harps first tonight. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Finn Harps brushed off their mid season cobwebs to come away with a super 2-0 win against Longford Town this evening.Goals from John Mailey in the 18th minute and Tony McNamee in the 78th minute secured all three points for Ollie Horgan’s team at City Calling Stadium.It comes on the back of Harps excellent 3-0 win over Sligo Rovers and now puts the Ballybofey side in good stead to remain in the Premier League this season. Harps are now eight in the table but have a big cushion between themselves and the bottom flight clubs.HARPS CLAIMS FULL POINTS WITH 2-0 WIN OVER LONGFORD TOWN was last modified: June 25th, 2016 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

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DD LOCAL: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NEWS

first_imgRAPHOE NOTESSYMPATHYThe Management Committee, Staff and Volunteers of Raphoe Family Resource Centre would like to extend deepest sympathy to our esteemed Chairperson, Amanda O’ Loughlin, her children Eoin, Nicole, Tommy, Ellie Mae on the recent sad passing of husband and father, Tom. May he rest in peace. MONDAY MORNING DROP-INThe Monday morning drop-in continues in the Family Resource Centre from 10.30am-12.30pm each Monday so why not call in when you are passing for a cup of tea and a chat or bring a newspaper or book and relax in a warm friendly environment. The Family Resource Centre has a book library and you can swop a book anytime you are in. We look forward to seeing you.NEW AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMMES:Mondays: – Computer class from 3.00-4.00 p.m. for 3rd & 4th Classes Computers for 5th & 6th Classes, from 4.00-5.00 p.m. Coming soon Young Women’s group for 12 – 15 year olds from 5.30- 7.00p.mTuesdays: – Transition programme (with Springboard) for 6th class in Raphoe Central National School from 2.00 – 2.45 p.m.Homework Club for 3rd & 4th Class from 3.00 – 4.00p.m.Homework Club for 5th & 6th Class from 4.00 – 5.00 p.m.Wednesdays: – Transition programme (with Springboard) for 6th class in St. Eunan’s National School from 1.30 – 2.30 p.m. Recreational for Junior & Senior infants from 2.00 – 3.00.Homework Club for 1st & 2nd Classes from 3.00 – 4.00 p.m.Homework Support for 1st – 6th Class primary students from 5.30 – 6.30 p.m.Youth Cafe for 1st -5th and Transition year students from 7.30 – 9.00 p.m. Thursdays: – Recreational for Junior & Senior infants from 2.00 – 3.00.Homework Club for 1st & 2nd Classes from 3.00 – 4.00 p.m.Coming soon Young Men’s group for 12 – 15 year olds from 5.30- 7.00p.mFriday’s:- Movie Night for 4 -8 year olds from 7.00 – 9.00 p.m. on Friday 22nd February.Movie Night for 9-12 year olds from 7.00 – 9.00 p.m. on Friday 1st March.Parents/guardians are very welcome to come along to help supervise.THE EXCHANGE PROJECTThe Family Resource Centre has been invited by the Playhouse in Derry to participate in an exciting cross-border and cross-community youth project for young people aged between 12 and 16 years of age.Up to 150 young people from 5 youth projects in Donegal and 5 in Derry will be involved in developing a Urban Arts Project in each of their areas as well as each project ‘twinning’ with a project on a cross-border basis. The young people themselves will decide on their own Urban Arts Project, whether that might be animation, D-Jaying, mural painting, production of a DVD or a drama sketch.A field trip to each of the community projects will take place at the end to celebrate the achievements.The Exchange Project commences in March when youth leaders will undertake 30 hours of community arts training, followed by 8 weeks of contact time in each project with a professional community arts practitioner during April and May. In July the cross-border partnership work will take place while in August a 4 day Urban Arts Project will be developed with all 150 young people participating in the one location with the celebratory field trip taking place in September.If you are in the 12-16 years age bracket and would like to take part please contact Diane on 074 9145796. As places are limited it is advisable to book your place early.International Women’s DayInternational Women’s Day held annually on 8th March is an International Day of Celebration where thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate their achievements. Raphoe Family Resource Centre will be hosting a Coffee morning on Friday 8th March where there will be a display celebrating the lives of Women. More details to follow watch this space.COUNSELLING SERVICESRaphoe Family Resource Centre is now in a position to offer a free and confidential weekly counselling service to the general public. This person-centred service will be for those experiencing Bereavement/Loss, Separation, Abuse, Mental Health Difficulties and issues around sexuality. It will operate on an appointment basis only. Contact 086 3601718 after 7.00 p.m.HEALTHY WALKSIf you are in and around Raphoe and would like to keep fit, join us on our Healthy walk every Thursday morning at 9.30 a.m. The group meets in Raphoe Family Resource Centre. Everyone Welcome.LITTLE SMILES WITH BIG DREAMSLittle Smiles with Big Dreams is a parent and toddler group that meet every Wednesday morning at 10.30am –12 noon in the Family Resource Centre. Anyone who is in care of a child where it be an aunt / uncle/ childminder or grandparent is welcome. The kiddies can get involved in Messy play, free play, story time and music time where the adult can enjoy a cuppa tea and meet other adults. Parent and Toddler are a great way to enhance your little one confidence and meet others their age. A light lunch is provided and a small cost of 50 cent per family.ZUMBA CLUB STYLEZumba Club Style classes continues every Monday Night in Raphoe Family Resource Centre at 7.00 p.m. Class cost €5.00 per night. For more information contact 0447519620071FOX N CREW HIP HOP/STREET DANCE CLASSDance Classes in Raphoe Family Resource Centre every Wednesday, 5 – 8 yr olds from 5.00 – 6.00 p.m. and 9 – 15 yr. olds from 6.00 – 7.00 p.m. +Fee €6.00 for further information contact: -0858409804/0876142326WOMEN’S GROUPWomen’s group next meeting is due to take place 4th March at 8.00 p.m.WEEKLY EMPLOYMENT LISTRaphoe Family Resource Centre receives an updated weekly employment list and if you are interested in receiving this list please contact 074 9145796 or call into the Centre for more details.BIRTHDAY PARTIES AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS:Do you know that Raphoe Family Resource Centre is available for children’s birthday parties and special occasions? To find out more please contact the Centre on 074 9145796.RAPHOE BADMINTON CLUBRaphoe Badminton Club’s Annual Badminton Tournament commences on Thursday 21st February in the Recreation Hall with usual events run. Finals will be played on Friday 8th March. For further details contact Joe Magee 074 9145451 after 7.00 p.m., or Sammy Magee on 0749145444 or check out the Raphoe Badminton Club page on Facebook.ST. MARYS GAELIC 4 MOTHERS & OTHERSTraining every Wednesday Night at 8:15p.m.If you are 18 years and over and would like to get fit, learn a new skill,have fun and meet new friends then this is the team for you!RAPHOE BOXING CLUBOn Sunday next Raphoe’s female middle-weight Caroline Connolly will box in the finals of the National Senior Championships in Dublin when she is faces 3 times National Senior Champion, Sinead Kavanagh of Drimnagh Dublin in 75kgs division.On Sunday evening last Raphoe boxers Keith Mc Kinney, Patrick Friel and Denis Lafferty were in action at a major tournament in St Mary’s Hall Convoy and Club coach Gary Mc Cullagh said he was over the moon with the performances of his three up and coming boxing stars.On Sunday evening next Raphoe boxers, Liam Crawford, Charlie Mc Donagh and Denis Lafferty will be in action in Dunfanaghy when the local club play host to a highly rated Co. Roscommon select in the Osman Centre Dunfanaghy and this tournament gets under way at 3p.m. sharp. Raphoe boxing coach Gary Mc Cullagh is at an advanced stage with the match-making for the clubs major boxing show on Friday 15th March in the Cathedral Hall. More details of this tournament will appear in the press in the coming weeks.LAUNCH OF DONEGAL BORDER VILLAGES WEBSITEOn Thursday 14th February Raphoe Family Resource Centre hosted the launch of Donegal Co. Council’s Border Villages Social Integration Project’s Donegal Border Villages Website www.donegalbordervillages.com The website, which was launched by the Mayor of Donegal, Councillor Frank Mc Brearty will afford local community groups, organizations and individuals to access information on what is taking place in their local areas, and to upload information about events and activities on to the website. Staff from the Family Resource Centre have been trained to upload information so please feel free to contact the Centre on 074 9145796 or email raphoefrc@eircom.net.Please note that all notes should be placed in the box provided in Raphoe Post Office by a Thursday before 4.00 p.m. or alternatively can be dropped into Raphoe Family Resource Centre or e-mailed to raphoefrc@eircom.net every Thursday to meet the print deadline.DD LOCAL: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: February 16th, 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:DD LOCAL: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NEWSlast_img read more

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IDA challenged to focus on new investment in Donegal

first_imgDonegal Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has today challenged the IDA at the Oireachtas Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Committee to focus on new investment for the county.The Committee was dealing with the impact of Brexit on businesses and job creation across this island.Senator Mac Lochlainn said challenged the IDA to up its game on bringing new investment and jobs to Donegal at the Oireachtas Jobs Committee. “I was surprised and alarmed at the rosy picture provided to the Committee of the IDA’s results in spreading inward investment and jobs throughout the State and particularly into Donegal and other border counties.The IDA repeatedly refers to jobs growth at existing companies they support in the county and that is indeed welcome but we are asking where are the new companies and inward investment for the county?”“Few counties in this State will be as impacted by Brexit as Donegal. From fisheries to tourism and from agri- food to engineering, there is a real threat to our local economy. To fix a problem, you first have to accept that there is one. It is clear to me that the IDA do not accept that in terms of site visits by potential investors and the locating of new companies supported by the IDA in our county, the last numbers of years have been very disappointing.“The IDA needs to work closer with Enterprise Ireland, Udarás, LYIT, Donegal County Council and the Donegal Local Enterprise Office as a team to maximise the potential of this county and to minimise the impact of Brexit as much as possible”. IDA challenged to focus on new investment in Donegal was last modified: October 19th, 2016 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

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