Pascua: Pons deserves to win UAAP MVP

first_imgScientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Bernadeth Pons, who silently crept into the MVP conversation of Season 79, became a legitimate superstar under Pascua as the Lady Tamaraw featured in the top five of three major categories after the eliminations.And Pascua believes it’s high time for Pons to become the queen of the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“She deserves to win the MVP,” said Pascua in a chat with Inquirer. “You know how she works, you really can’t measure her heart and her dedication.”After the 14 games of eliminations, Pons averaged 15.38 points to become the fourth-best scorer of the league behind Cherry Rondina, Jaja Santiago, and Diana Carlos. ‘Underdog’ Dasmariñas surprised at early KO win over Frenchman SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Pons was also the third-best digger on 3.71 excellent digs per set and the third-best receiver with an efficiency rating of 45.16 percent.Ahead of Pons in the defensive areas are the UAAP’s best liberos in Kath Arado and Dawn Macandili.Pons, though, doesn’t look at the MVP plum as the high prize for her this season as the title is the all-important piece of hardware she wants to take home.“That’s just a bonus for me,” said Pons. “My focus is what I will do every game, do my job as the team captain, my job as a senior because I’m one of the people that my teammates rely on.”ADVERTISEMENT Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast George Pascua returned to his alma mater with a Far Eastern University team already stacked with experience and talent that emanated from a quiet star who needs just enough push to get to the main spotlight.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READlast_img read more

What about the children?

first_imgDear Editor,Over the past weeks, we have seen an increasingly alarming trend in Guyana. What started out as a violent threat on social media directed at The School of The Nations, quickly escalated into the shooting and wounding of Principal of the said school Dr O’Toole, forcing the school to close for one week. Subsequently, came shooting threats at Queen’s College, Bishops’ High and Mae’s. There were also two bomb threats to The University of Guyana in two days, leading to suspended classes for both days, and another bomb threat at the Office of the Ombudsman.Against this background, The Caribbean Voice (TCV) is somewhat concerned that the Guyana Police Force sees “no significant threat from warnings to various educational institutions”. What about the children? Surely the police are not simply dismissing the mental health fallout?For one, a sense of security is lost. School is the second home for our children and they no longer feel safe. The trauma is real and widespread because students are not psychologically prepared. They are fearful. They are confused. Some are discouraged and have become demotivated. Many have had sleepless nights and those that sleep have nightmares. Parents and students are of the view that not enough has been done since then to assist them to return to a sense of normalcy. TCV is aware of all of this because we have been talking to parents and students.A holistic approach is required to ensure that students not only heal but also that schools are prepared to proactively deal with issues of this nature. The Caribbean Voice is happy that the Mobile Mental Health Unit of the Education Ministry was deployed but was the services offered to all the schools affected? Will there be follow-ups to ensure that individual students who remain traumatic are offered counselling therapy? Going forward, will entire student bodies be provided with coping skills and mechanisms? Will schools nationwide be trained to respond to such threats through regular drills that focus on strategies like soft and hard lockdowns and evacuation procedures? Will Police be armed with the capacity for rapid response nationwide?For years TCV has been calling for counsellors in schools to assist students to better cope with whatever challenges they face on a daily basis in and out of school. Such placement has become even more urgent now. Also, The Caribbean Voice again offers our youth and student workshop to the Education Ministry. At previous meetings with Ministry officials, promises were made to integrate our workshop into the Health and Family Life Curriculum. We are still awaiting fulfilment of this promise.Finally, the Education Ministry should mandate all schools to set up threat response teams comprising parents, staff and other related personnel that should be trained to quickly act in such eventualities. At least one school affected by the recent threats has already done so. The global village has now encompassed Guyana in its unsavoury fold and our nation must not find itself wanting in its responsibility to protect our children every which way.Sincerely,The Caribbean Voicelast_img read more

‘Liberia Needs to Partner with Trustworthy Int’l Investors’

first_imgLiberia’s Minister of Mines and Energy, Gessler Murray (center) introduces a delegate to President George M. Weah (right) at the SEMICA Liberia Mining and Energy Conference. -Prez Weah tells SEMICA confab participantsPresident George Weah said for Liberia to reap the benefits of its natural resources that would transform the economy by bringing prosperity to the Liberian people, “We will need to partner with trustworthy international investors.”President Weah made the remarks on Thursday, November 28, 2019, during the opening of SEMICA 2019 Liberia mining, energy, and exhibition conference held at a resort in Monrovia.“It is a well-known fact that Liberia is a resource-rich country endowed with an abundance of mineral resources, which include gold, diamonds, bauxite, iron ore, uranium, and prospective reserves of oil and gas,” President Weah told the gathering.The SEMICA Liberia 2019, is an international convention, and exhibition aimed at showcasing Liberia’s potential in mining, energy, and petroleum.The 3-day event (November 28-30) brought together government officials, including Dr. Marc-Antoine Audet, president and chief executive officer of SAMA Resources; Sylvain Some, General Director of Mines and Geology, Ministry of Mines and Quarries, Burkina Faso; local and international partners, and representatives from the diplomatic corps.“I have previously declared that Liberia is opened for business, especially for all of those that are willing to participate — on a fair, honest, and equitable basis — in the development of our resources, culminating in win-win partnerships that are respectful of the mutual interests of all parties involved,” the President said.He continued: “This conference, therefore, will give you the opportunity to have a better appreciation of our available natural resources, and enable you to see the full potential in the mining, energy, and hydrocarbon sectors. I am hopeful that the interactions afforded you in this forum, between potential investors and the relevant officials of our Government will be fruitful and productive to our mutual benefit.”The Minister of Mines and Energy, Gesler E. Murray, said the country has a rich endowment of mineral resources that need to be capitalized to create wealth, and grow a healthy macro-economy.Murray said the World Bank Liberia Country Economist issued a report in October this year, which indicated that the mining sector grew by 7% compared to the non-mining sectors, such as agriculture and manufacturing, which declined by 3.4%.“This signifies that the mining sector has the potential to be an engine of growth; a key strategy of our government to use the sector revenue to stimulate growth in agriculture, manufacturing hospitality, tourism, and fishery,” Mr. Murray said.He said since the sitting of the Weah-led Administration in January of 2018, the Ministry of Mines and Energy along with other stakeholder institutions has exerted efforts to reopen derelict iron ore mines, as well as bring into operations new ones.Mr. Murray said falling prices of iron ore in the last several years in the global commodities market were invariably linked to accelerated developments of iron ore projects.He said the forecast by some analysts that global iron ore production will grow 0.9% annually until 2028, offers a glimmer of hope for the Liberian iron ore industry.“This is also promising news for the Euronimba and other mining projects in nearby Guinea that are seeking to transship and export mining produces using Liberian rail and port facilities. To this effect, the governments of Guinea and Liberia signed an implementation agreement in October this year for the shared-use of resources and infrastructure between the countries,” said Murray.Mr. Murray said Liberia is now shifting the paradigm by diversifying more into gold, diamonds and non-traditional minerals, such as coltan, lithium, graphite, bauxite, barite, phosphate, and base metals.He said Liberia is looking forward to more exploration companies taking up grounds to assess the potentials of these minerals.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

British High Commission holds off on further collaboration with SOCU

first_imgThe British Government is currently awaiting the outcome of the recent probe conducted into allegations of fraud at the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) before determining the way forward in terms of collaborating with the agency.This is according to British High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn, who told reporters on the sidelines of an event on Tuesday that while they are reviewing relations with SOCU internally, his Government is still willing to continue its relations with the Unit.“We’ve been assisting SOCU from the inception so there is certainly an expectation that we would get requests to continue to work with SOCU and I wouldn’t rule out that. We would continue to work with SOCU going forward,” he stated.However, High Commissioner Quinn outlined the importance of SOCU operating within the confines of what it was created to do. This, he noted, has been the goal of all the assistance the country has been providing to the investigative body, which has now been slapped with damning fraud allegations.“We’ll certainly consider any requests going forward… But there is also the question of the current investigation that’s going on in SOCU and we’d want to be sure of the outcome of that because, fundamentally and ultimately, whatever we want to be done, we want to do with an organisation that’s operating the way it should be,” he stated.The British envoy went on to note, however, they are at the stage where they are trying to figure out what might be feasible going forward given the fact that this is the last term for the existing programme which former UK Advisor, Dr Sam Sittlington, was on.Dr Sittlington, who was fired by the UK Government back in January over a private fraud company he had set up here, was brought as an advisor to SOCU on a three-year contract. The fraud expert’s tenure in Guyana would have been up in March 2020 and according to High Commissioner Quinn, there was never any intention of extending or continuing that programme.However, the British diplomat told Guyana Times, when asked, that now that circumstances have changed and the work is undone, then there is a possibility that his Government can start a new programme with a new expert but this, he insists, will depend on the outcome of the current fraud probe at SOCU.“So we are still at the stage where we’re trying to figure out what might be feasible given the fact that we are already nearly three months into what might have been the last year of the contract anyway. So we have to figure out whether by the time we have someone trained up, selected and ready (to take over) how much time they might actually have left to do some work within SOCU… But it might actually be easier for us to look at a future programme and future series of activities separate from what (already) we have here,” High Commissioner Quinn pointed out.SOCU, the orgainsation that is supposed to be investigating fraud, has found itself under scrutiny in recent months after allegations of fraud were levelled against the agency, which falls under the Guyana Police Force (GPF).The audit that was conducted by the Police Force had unearthed irregularities that included falsified records and missing documents. According to reports, there was even a case of an official who alleged his signature was forged. In addition, there are reports of listed expenditure being concocted and receipts being backdated.Last week, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan told media operatives that the file of the fraud probe has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for legal advice. The Minister had noted that there is a possibility that criminal charges may be filed against officers found culpable.According to Ramjattan, the audit into SOCU made some damning allegations and legal advice will be needed on how to proceed.“It is not a nice report. It had some damning allegations. But these are operational matters now, the implementation of the recommendations is in the hands of the (Police) Commissioner. I understand the Commissioner, because of the damning nature of the allegations, has decided to take it to the DPP’s Chambers and the legal advisers. That will take some time,” Ramjattan had stated.The Public Security Minister had noted that even a restructuring of the Unit is not on the table, adding that fixing SOCU requires that the recommendations from the fraud probe be followed.According to Ramjattan, they have not sat down with Sydney James to have him defend his Unit against the findings of the auditors.Despite this however, the parliamentary Opposition People’s Progressive Party had called for the shutting down of the Unit in light of these allegations. But Ramjattan does not believe the now tainted integrity of the Unit will affect the many cases pending, most of which are against officials of the former PPP Administration.The PPP had long accused the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change coalition of using SOCU as part of a witching hunting exercise against former Government officials.last_img read more

KCB humble Homeboyz to stay unbeaten

first_imgAt the Lions Den, after a cagey start, Mohammed Omollo sent Homeboyz 3-0 up with a penalty in the 13 thminute but KCB responded in kind seven minutes later through Darwin Mukidza’s levelling penalty after incessant pressure.Omollo stroked home a second penalty four minutes later to see Homeboyz lead 6-3.Davis Chenge barged over the chalk, Mukidza converting before drilling home two penalties to see the bankers lead 19-6 as they asserted their dominance heading into the break.The deejays asked questions of KCB after the restart but failed to translate pressure and territory and were punished when Stafford Abeka flat-footed Kevin Masai with an expensive dummy to score,Mukidza converting to put KCB 26-6 after fifty seven minutes of play, a lead they held to the end.Collated ResultsKCB 26 Menengai Cream Homeboyz 6Resolution Impala Saracens 77 Resolution Kisii 0Stanbic Mwamba 74 Regional Logistics CFS Mombasa 3Top Fry Nakuru 26 Blak Blad 6Nondescripts 25 Strathmore Leos 20Kabras Sugar 22 SportPesa Quins 13-By KRU Website-0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Davis Chenge barged over the chalk, Mukidza converting before drilling home two penalties to see the bankers lead 19-6 as they asserted their dominance heading into the break. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 13 –KCB Rugby Club extended their unbeaten run in the Kenya Cup after registering a 26-6 victory over Homeboyz in a top of the table clash hosted at the Lions Den in Ruaraka on Saturday.In other results, Impala demolished newly promoted side Kisii 77-0 at the Impala Club, Mwamba picked their first win of the season after mauling Mombasa 74-3 at the Nairobi Railway Club, Nondescript edged out Strathmore Leos 25-20, Nakuru were 26-6 winners over Blak Blad while at the Kakamega Show Ground Kabras Sugar beat visitors Kenya Harlequin 22-13.last_img read more

‘Wouldn’t swap him for Suarez!’ Liverpool fans excited by new signing

first_imgThe best thing you can do as a new signing at Liverpool is score a winner on your Anfield debut in front of the Kop – and that’s exactly what Christian Benteke did.Some supporters were delighted when the Reds acquired the striker for £32.5million from Aston Villa, while others held reservations about his ability and how he might fit into the team’s style of play.In the end though all it took was a back post prod against Bournemouth to leave his new fans cooing as his first half strike gave them a 1-0 victory over the Premier League new-boys.You can see how thrilled Liverpool fans reacted on Twitter below… Liverpool striker Christian Benteke in action 1last_img

BUSINESS: BUNCRANA MAN CROWNED DONEGAL’S BEST YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR

first_imgChristopher Duffy of Duffy Potatoes receives his overall award for Donegal’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year from the Mayor of Donegal, Councillor Ciaran Brogan. Included in the photo are from left councillor Gerry McMonagle, Mayor of the Letterkenny Municipal District, Chief Eexecutive of Donegal County Council, Seamus Neely, Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise, Donegal Local Enterprise Office and Councillor Enda Bonner.The overall winner of Donegal’s Best Young Entrepreneur 2015 was Christopher Duffy of Duffy Potatoes who also won the Best Start-Up Business Category.Niall McGonigle from Ballyshannon who won the Best New Idea Category in the Donegal Final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition.Category Winners in the Donegal finals of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur were from left Niall McGonigle from Ballyshannon who won the Best New Idea Category; Christopher Duffy of Duffy Potatoes who was overall winner and also winner of Best Start-Up category and Aisling Cunningham from Carndonagh who won the Best Established Business Category.The Mayor of Donegal, Councillor Ciaran Brogan pictured with staff from Donegal Local Enterprise, Donegal County Council, members of the adjudication panel for the Donegal final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition, category winners and competition finalists.Declan Bourke from Stranorlar owner of ‘My Wedding Planner’ app who was a finalists in the Donegal heats of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur, pictured at the awards ceremony on Friday last with Carole Brenan of Enterprise Ireland who was on the adjudication panel.Jerome Keeny, Letterkenny, Aisling Cunningham, Carndonagh (Best Established Business Category Winner) and Paul Doherty (Kilmacrennan) Donegal finalists in Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition pictured at the awards ceremony on Friday.BUSINESS: Buncrana-based young entrepreneur Christopher Duffy has scooped the coveted title of Best Overall Young Entrepreneur in Donegal at the Donegal finals of the Irelands Best Young Entrepreneur competition.Christopher, from Duffy Potatoes who grow, pack and distribute all their own produce, beat off stiff competition from ten other finalists to win the overall award and the award for Best Start-Up Business.It was a good day for the Inishowen peninsula with Carndonagh-based entrepreneur Aisling Cunningham winning the Best Established Business section while Ballyshannon man Niall McGonigle won the award for Best New Idea. Friday’s awards ceremony heard Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise at Donegal Local Enterprise Office say that from over 70 expressions of interest and in excess of 50 applications were made this year.Twenty two businesses had been selected for the business mentoring bootcamp with 11 then progressing to the final stages of the competition.The Mayor of Donegal, Councillor Ciaran Brogan, praised all those finalists for their innovation and determination:“For me it is refreshing to see so many young people showing leadership in this area and going forward we want to work closely with you. “I really want to congratulate everyone here for being so innovative.“We are unique in Donegal, we have always been very driven and we need to see more innovation, I have no doubt that you will do that.”Chief Executive of Donegal County Council, Seamus Neely urged all of those who had taken part in the competition to continue to engage with Donegal Local Enterprise Office and their partner agencies.“We’re at a time now, hopefully at the very end of what has been a very difficult time for business generally and it was during that time we have depended so much on the innovation of people who would start their own business and take what others would see as a challenge and turn it into an opportunity.“We are very anxious to understand what your needs are and we are anxious as a collective partnership, whether it is ourselves in the LEO and County Council or whether it is the team at LYIT or the team at Enterprise Ireland – whatever the partners. “We are very anxious to understand what your needs are, we are anxious that we know what’s best for the approach that you are bringing, so that we can reflect and accommodate for that.”Speaking afterwards, Christopher Duffy said he had been shocked to hear his name called out.“It was very unexpected, it was a tough category and winning it was very unexpected. I was so chuffed to win the category it was so tough, but to get the overall prize then, well that was unbelievable.”Aisling Cunningham who owns the thriving ‘Poweder ‘n’ Put’ salon in Carndonagh and who designed a new range of high-end make-up brushes, said she was also delighted to win the award. “It’s the first time I’ve ever entered a business competition so this was a whole new experience and it was brilliant to win it, but the whole experience has just been fantastic.“I said to myself today that no matter if I had won or not I have gained so much over the past few weeks and so much for the new idea outside of this competition even. I have just been making connections and focusing on my new idea.“Talking to all the other contestants, everyone said the same thing, everyone has found themselves progressing so much outside of the competition with their business.”Winner of the Best New Idea category was Niall McGonigle with an idea that he hopes will revolutionise patient care for those suffering from bowel cancer.“I studied product design in college and I came up with an idea to help cancer patients. My father had suffered from bowel cancer so that’s where the idea came from.Taking part in the competition was a huge learning curve for me, it redirected my thinking and to be honest between the start and the end of the process, it was the same idea but as if a different person was presenting it, somebody with a much clearer plan for the future.”All three of the Donegal finalists will now progress to the regional finals of the Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur competition.BUSINESS: BUNCRANA MAN CROWNED DONEGAL’S BEST YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR was last modified: September 15th, 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

LOCAL NEWS: ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL PARISH NEWSLETTER

first_imgNEWSLETTERSunday 29th July 2012Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time THE ANNUAL RAPHOEDIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCKWill take place on Saturday 18th August. We invite as many parishioners as possible to travel to Knock for this day. Mass will be at 3 pm with anointing and blessing of the sick. Pilgrims are asked to arrive early to avail of Confessions. A bus will leave the Cathedral Car Park at 8.30 am. Tickets for the bus are €20 and may be purchased from the Parochial House.PRAYER TO OUR LADY OF KNOCKOur Lady of Knock, Queen of Ireland,you gave hope to our people in a time of distressand comforted them in sorrow.You have inspired pilgrims to pray with confidence to your divine Son,remembering His promise:“Ask and you shall receive, Seek and you shall find”.Help me to remember that we are all pilgrims on the road to heaven. Fill me with love and concern for my brothers and sisters in Christ, especially those who live with me.Comfort me when I am sick or lonely or depressed.Teach me how to take part ever more reverently in the holy Mass.Pray for me now, and at the hour of my death. Amen. WELCOME REVEREND JONATHAN FLOODToday we welcome Rev. Jonathan Flood to our Parish. He will be here on a part-time basis for his deaconate year in which he will also study for the H.Dip. in Galway. Rev. Jonathan is from Ballintra and studied in Maynooth and Rome. Please keep him in your prayers as he enters this final year before ordination to the priesthood and also pray for more vocations.Parish Notice-boardPhone: 074 – 9121021Fax: 074 – 9124200Email: steunanscathedral@eircom.netSUNDAY ~ 29th July, 2012Masses: 8 am, 10 am, 12 pm and 6.30 pmBaptisms: 1.30 pm in the CathedralSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is open at 7 pmAl-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmMONDAY8 am Mass ~ Catherine Craig and Family10 am Mass ~ Michael and Kathleen Sweeney and deceased family membersNo 7.30pm MassSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openGrow Meeting in Loreto Convent ~ 8 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pm TUESDAY8am Mass ~ See Mass Intentions below10 am Mass ~No 7.30 pm MassSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openBaptism Preparation will take place in the Parochial House at 8 pm ON Tuesday 7th AugustLegion of Mary Meeting: Conference Room ~ After 10 am MassLegion of Mary Meeting: Room 112, Loreto Secondary School –7 pmDivine Mercy Prayer in the Cathedral – 8 pmAl-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmGamblers’ Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmWEDNESDAY8 am Mass ~ Evelyn Moore10 am Mass ~ Sarah and John BoycePius X Adoration Chapel is openNarcotics Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8 pmTHURSDAY8 am Mass ~ Sonny, Rose and Gemm Hackett10 am Mass ~1 pm – NuptialConfessions: 12 noon – 1 pm and 8 pmSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openCharismatic Prayer Meeting in the Conference Room – 8 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 5.30 pmFRIDAY8 am Mass ~ Tommie Gillen10 am Mass ~7.30 pm Mass ~ See Mass Intentions belowSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openThe Priests will visit the Sick, Elderly and Housebound to-dayG.P’s Rosary and Benediction in the Cathedral – 8 pmAl-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 10.30 amAA Meeting for Women in the Cathedral Conference Room – 1 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 5.30 pmGambler’s Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8 pm SATURDAY10 am Mass ~7.30 pm Mass ~ Vigil for SundayConfessions: 12 noon to 1 pm and after 7.30 pm MassAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 11 amSt. Vincent de Paul ~ Conwal & Leck Parish ~ 9129503St. Vincent de Paul ~ Parish of Aughaninshin ~ 9122366MASS INTENTIONS FOR 8 am TUESDAY and 7.30 pm FRIDAYColette McGettigan-Coyle (First Anniversary) ~Brendan McNabb ~ Tommie Gillen~Frank Drein (Jun.) ~ Patrick McLaughlin ~ William McLaughlin ~Mary-Ann McLaughlinRECENT BAPTISMS ~ We welcome into God’s CommunityLeah Mary Campbell ~ Ellie Peronelle BonarAll CHOIR MEMBERS who are participating in the Re-union Mass on 5th August are asked to attend practices on Tuesday 31st July and Thursday 2nd August in the Choir Gallery at 8 pm.Fr. Noel Murphy, C.S.Sp., Director of Promotions of Holy Ghost Missions would like to thank the people of Letterkenny and Drumoghill for their recent contributions. A total of €1,928.41 was received.GUESS THE NUMBER OF SWEETS IN THE JAR – Carmel O’Reilly is running the above draw in aid of the Cathedral Restoration Fund over the coming weeks. Carmel will be outside the Cathedral after 10 am Mass during the week and at weekends with the jar of sweets.THE UNVEILING OF THE PLAQUE (by Letterkenny Heritage Group) commemorating the story of the song “Letterkenny Town” will take place at 7.30 pm on Monday 30th July at “Mac’s Mace”, High Road. Everyone Welcome.The Letterkenny/Lough Swilly Branch of the ROYAL NATIONAL LIFEBOAT INSTITTUTION will be holding its Annual Flag Day in Letterkenny on Friday 3rd August. Your support would be greatly appreciated for this worthwhile cause.YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL, Clonmacnois, Co. Offaly, will take place from Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th August for young people aged 16-35. This is an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic faith and meet new friends. This Festival has been nicknamed the ‘Holy Oxygen’ with over 1,000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year. The festival is donation only. Free buses available from around the country. For more information please contact 01-6753690, email dublin@youth2000.ieCara House Family Resource Centre is LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS for September ~ Teachers to offer help to secondary students in Irish, Maths and English. Assistants with childcare qualification for the creche and after School Clubs. Garda clearance will be obtained. Call 9123986 for more information.LOST – a small black purse and Rosary Beads was lost after 7.30 pm Mass on Saturday night last 21st July. If found please ring 9121434 or 0861247851.Are you AWESTRUCK? Join the global Catholic social network at www.awestruckglobal.com! as seen on Life on the Rock episode of 12 July 2012 (see YouTube.com http://youtu.be/STyn7ZyyTB8)If you have any UNWANTED BOOKS on the history of Ireland and Britain and Classics (e.g. Dickens, Shakespeare, Joyce, Yeats etc.) they are needed and greatly appreciated by poor students in Burkina Faso. Please post them to: Rev. Fr. Andre Kabore, Archidiocese de Koupela, B.P. 51 Koupela, Burkina Faso, West Africa.“LETTERKENNY C.D.P is now taking names for their Autumn Adult Education classes: To include D.I.Y., Cookery, Sewing, Childcare Management & Social Development through an Holistic approach. Classes subject to funding and numbers. For more information contact 91 20633.CATHOLIC LITERATURE is available from the bookstands in the Cathedral.LOCAL NEWS: ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL PARISH NEWSLETTER was last modified: July 28th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:LOCAL NEWS: ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL PARISH NEWSLETTERlast_img read more

DONEGAL TD ‘WORRIED’ AT MINISTER’S CHILD BENEFIT DEBATE

first_imgFianna Fáil has called for urgent clarity on the Government’s plans in relation to child benefit, following irresponsible and ill prepared kite-flying by the Education Minister on national radio this morning.The party’s Education Spokesperson Charlie McConalogue commented, “Is it really acceptable for a senior Cabinet Minister to go on national radio to ‘start a debate’ about such an important issue, without having any accurate facts or figures, without having consulted colleagues or experts and without having any answers whatsoever about what is coming down the line for families?“No one in Fianna Fáil will argue with the benefits of investing in pre-school education and giving all children the best chance at an equal start in life. That is why we introduced the free pre-school year in the first place, and we would certainly welcome investment in a second pre-school year. But it cannot be at the expense of supports for older children from lower income families who will miss out on this direct investment. “Minister Quinn’s back of the envelope economics raises far more questions than it answers and gives an insight into just how little thought has gone into this proposal. The Minister repeatedly claimed that €20 billion is currently invested in child benefit, when in fact the actual figure is €2.2 billion. He said an additional pre-school year would cost €150 million. The government has already cut €142 million from child benefit. Is Minister Quinn proposing that this €142 million be channelled into his department or is he talking about further slashing child benefit?“Rather than turning up for a chat on the national airwaves with half-baked facts and figures, the Minister would be much better advised to do some preparatory work, get the support of colleagues and present a credible, costed policy. If the Minister really wishes to ‘start a debate’ on this matter, we need to have the facts first.”ADVERTISEMENT DONEGAL TD ‘WORRIED’ AT MINISTER’S CHILD BENEFIT DEBATE was last modified: May 8th, 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:DONEGAL TD ‘WORRIED’ AT MINISTER’S CHILD BENEFIT DEBATElast_img read more

Accolades for Grace ‘D’

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Grace Brethren’s defense hasn’t been scored upon in 15 quarters, going back to the first quarter of its 32-13 nonleague win against Fillmore in Week 3. The only points the Lancers have surrendered since were on a safety. The Lancers (4-2 overall, 2-0 Olympic) have yielded just 141 net yards in their past three games. “Defense has always been our main deal here,” Grace Brethren coach Terry Gourley said. “Even when Chad Kackert was running around scoring touchdowns all over the place, we’ve always prided ourselves on our defense, and they’ve really stepped up. Defense has been the core of our turnaround.” The Lancers’ defensive leader is senior linebacker Steve Gourley (Terry’s son), an athletic 6-foot-2, 217-pounder who leads the team with 78 tackles. The addition of senior linebacker Ryan Hidalgo (46 tackles), a Royal of Simi Valley transfer who played junior varsity at Grace Brethren last season because of Southern Section transfer regulations, has strengthened the Lancers’ defense. SIMI VALLEY – Grace Brethren of Simi Valley’s defense hasn’t always received the attention it deserves. The Lancers yielded just 8.6 points per game in last season’s Southern Section Div. XII championship run, a fact dwarfed by running back sensation Chad Kackert, who rushed for 3,437 yards and scored 56 touchdowns his senior year. “It’s given Steve the opportunity to be a lot more creative, and he’s taken advantage of it,” Terry Gourley said. Lights: Caltrans officials will attend Thursday night’s Vasquez of Acton practice in response to anonymous complaints that lights installed over the summer are creating a hazard on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, which runs alongside the school. Vasquez coach Doug Odum said the lights don’t shine directly on the freeway and that California Highway Patrol officials approved them last summer. Also: Vasquez senior running back Garrett Watt suffered a season-ending Achilles’ tendon injury in the freelance Mustangs’ 38-0 victory Oct. 7 over Mammoth. … Vasquez (6-0) is third in the Southern Section Div. XII poll. … Mojave senior quarterback Steve Moe was rushed to an area hospital after suffering a concussion in Friday’s 33-6 High Desert League loss to Bishop. … The four-team Olympic League, now in Div. XI, features three teams that account for eight of the past nine Div. XII championships – defending champion Grace Brethren, Paraclete of Lancaster won the title six straight years (1996-2001) and 2003 champ Village Christian of Sun Valley. Gideon Rubin, (818)713-3607 gideon.rubin@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img This season, Grace Brethren’s defense finally is getting noticed. After opening with losses to Tri-Valley League powers Oak Park and Oaks Christian of Westlake Village, the Lancers’ defense has figured prominently in a four-game winning streak highlighted by Friday’s 31-0 Olympic League rout of Valley Christian of Cerritos. last_img read more

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