Community kindness funds new bus for Donegal disability centre

first_imgThe residents of Inbhear Na Mara in Bundoran are this week celebrating a hugely successful fundraiser which has enabled the purchase of a new wheelchair accessible bus.Generosity from families, business and the wider community was combined over the past year to raise money for the new vehicle which will enhance the lives of the residents of the unit.A party took place at Inbhear na Mara last Sunday to welcome the new purchase. The Friends of Inbhear na Mara committee formed in April 2018 for the sole purpose of fund raising for the purchase of a bus for the ten residents of Inbhear na Mara, a residential unit for adults with an intellectual disability.The funds were raised through extremely generous donations from families of past and present residents and local businesses, support of the Parents & Friends Association, and donations from a sponsored run and Kilimanjaro climb.In addition a very successful  5K organised by staff in the unit and sponsored by local businesses, was attended in large numbers by the local community. The HSE would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to  everyone who contributed to the purchase of the new bus.  This bus will greatly enhance the lives of the residents of Inbhear na Mara.A special word of gratitude goes to the Friends of Inbhear na Mara committee , Brian McCabe, Lynda McCabe, Peggy Gallagher and Janice McNelis and staff members at Inbhear Na Mara, unit,  Martina Monaghan, Danny Tourish, Geraldine Rooney and Louise O’Grady.Community kindness funds new bus for Donegal disability centre was last modified: November 27th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

Giants’ biggest flaws exposed during season-high six-game losing streak

first_imgMIAMI — Regardless of how the Giants’ next two games unfold, they’ll leave Miami with the guarantee they won’t have the worst record in the National League.At this early juncture of the season, however, the Giants’ 21-32 record may not be the best indication of how poorly they’ve played of late.San Francisco opened a three-game series on Tuesday with a 3.5-game lead over the Marlins in the National League standings, but it didn’t take long for Miami to pass the Giants in another key …last_img read more

How can Raiders succeed without a pass rush? Win over Colts showed it can be done

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS — Considering the Raiders didn’t have an interception all season and a year ago gave up 467 points, safety Erik Harris can be forgiven for thinking he was in a dream world.“It was kind of surreal . . . kind of weird,” Harris said after the Raiders beat the Indianapolis Colts 31-24 Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. “There was no one in front of me. I thought, `Is this real life?’ “Yes, it was, and Harris’ … Click here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.last_img

Jevon Rockwell, Aug. 29

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Last night we had some storms come through. We lost power for three or four hours but we got six tenths out of it. We got a nice shot of rain.In the last three weeks we got 1.2 inches in one storm and then another three tenths after that and then six tenths in the last shot. We have been catching some rains. I think it will definitely help the beans. Some of the beans were planted in later May and I think it will really help them fill out. The corn is pretty much all dented and I think it is what it is.I think it was too hot during pollination. The lows at night weren’t low enough during pollination and that is what really hurt us. There is quite a bit of tip-back and you have some pollination issues.We have had a couple farms of double-crops that caught some early rains right up by the lake. About half of the double-crops are probably worth cutting. The other half we’ll leave and keep the fields clean but there won’t be much there.I would say our first beans are probably a month away yet. We have one field of seed corn that will be picked really soon, within a week. It was an 85-day maturity corn. Other than that, we don’t have anything close to harvest.We are not planting much wheat this fall. We are looking at 100 acres and half of that is where we are planning on doing some tiling next year.last_img read more

Wimbledon 2011: Somdev breaks India’s losing streak at Big W

first_imgSomdev Devvarman set a dubious record straight by winning a round in men’s singles for the first time at The Championships as he outslugged Denis Gremelmayr 6-4, 4-2 (conceded) on Tuesday night.The last time an Indian won a round at Wimbledon in men’s singles was in 2001. At that time, Leander Paes was the flavour of Indian tennis, but lost to Nicolas Kiefer a round later. Given India’s lack of depth in men’s singles, Somdev’s win was a relief as the 26-year-old did not have to exert himself in the second set with the German conceding the match.As one who likes to hit the ball hard and on the rise, conditions were predictable on grass as Somdev stroked with confidence and also moved in whenever he got the chance.The backhand slice was effective and the occasional chip and charge also worked as he worked his way past 29-year-old Gremelmayr, who is ranked 110 on the ATP computer. Somdev said he spoke to his opponent after the match.”You’ve got to feel for your opponent. He told me that he was sick. I didn’t know that going into the match. It must feel terrible for him to go out that way,” said Somdev. “I would’ve liked to finish the match, but you can’t do much about that can you? I liked the way I was playing. I was enjoying myself out there.” On Thursday, Somdev plays dangerous 18th seed Mikhail Youzhny of Russia. However, Somdev was not too concerned when he was told about his feat of emulating Paes.advertisement”I’ve established myself as a singles player on the Tour. I have my own identity. When I started, was exciting to be the first one since Leander Paes, but now it’s different. I’m looking to make progress. I’m not playing singles in anyone’s shadow anymore. I think Leander will be the first say that,” said a bold Somdev.Somdev broke Gremelmayr the tenth game to clinch the first set. The Indian then did well to hold serve in the opening game the second set, in which he faced four breakpoints. From that stage onwards, Gremelmayr was down and out. He asked for a medical timeout before being broken again in the sixth game, after which he approached the chair say he couldn’t continue.Somdev also spoke about positives from the win. “I have improved my game. I’m doing different things like slicing and coming to the net much more than have before and creating more opportunities for myself on the court. I’m moving well too,” added Somdev.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

4 days ago​Ings hails Southampton character in Wolves draw

first_img​Ings hails Southampton character in Wolves drawby Freddie Taylor4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton star Danny Ings was pleased with the character his side showed against Wolves on Saturday.The Saints managed a 1-1 draw in the Premier League at Molineux.The draw leaves Southampton in 17th place, just above the drop zone on goal difference. But Ings took positives from the game.”For any player it’s important to have a positive mentality around the group, whether you’re starting or not starting,” he told the club’s official website after the game.”I really feel that’s important for a dressing room and I feel we have a great dressing room. We have players who are hungry and want to learn and it’s great to be a part of.”I feel it was a great point for us with the circumstances of the game, and now we have a great week coming where we can train, put our work in and hopefully put on another performance.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Tourism Minister Welcomes Expansion of Knutsford Express Bus Service

first_img “We see this partnership as an opportunity to create positive travel experiences for visitors to our island (and) expose them to our rich culture (and) beautiful resort areas as well as to showcase our warm Jamaican hospitality, for which we are known the world over,” the Minister stated. Story Highlights The Minster said this would encourage broadening of the tourism ownership structure by affording persons in remote rural areas the same access to visitors as is enjoyed by their counterparts in more popular and well-known locations. Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the expansion of service by ground transportation provider, Knutsford Express, will serve to expose locals and tourists to Jamaica’s lesser known rural attractions.Mr. Bartlett, who was speaking at the official opening of the company’s Sangster International Airport depot in Montego Bay on Tuesday (January 9), said the ease of access to Jamaica’s interior regions anticipated from the 11-year-old company’s endeavour would open up new areas and destinations, thereby enabling residents to partake of the potential benefits to be derived.The Minster said this would encourage broadening of the tourism ownership structure by affording persons in remote rural areas the same access to visitors as is enjoyed by their counterparts in more popular and well-known locations.“When Knutsford Express started operating in 2006, it heralded a new day for ground transportation in Jamaica with the provision of a comfortable hassle-free coach service from Kingston to Montego Bay. It is (now) providing access into places where people never thought that tourists wanted to go,” he added.Meanwhile, Mr. Bartlett welcomed the opening of Knutsford Express’ Sangster Airport depot as well as the collaboration between the Ministry and company.He noted that the forging of stronger alliances with strategic partners like Knutsford Express is “critical to driving growth within the industry” and consistent with the five pillars of tourism growth.“We see this partnership as an opportunity to create positive travel experiences for visitors to our island (and) expose them to our rich culture (and) beautiful resort areas as well as to showcase our warm Jamaican hospitality, for which we are known the world over,” the Minister stated.Mr. Bartlett further said that the partnership between Airbnb and Knutsford Express “is a natural”, adding that “I can see it growing as we drive the new demographic – the millennials (who are) interested in exploring and finding new places and meeting new people and new friends (which) gives us an opportunity to build a destination that is safe, secure and seamless”.Mr. Bartlett emphasised that transport was both an essential element and inherent part of tourism, connecting visitors with resorts, attractions, accommodation and commercial services across destinations.Against this background, he said it will be undoubtedly pivotal in enabling the millennial demographic with access to the various attractions and the experiences across Jamaica.Mr. Bartlett said Knutsford Express’ establishment was a “simple idea” that has had a huge impact, adding that it has “revolutionised the way locals and visitors traversed the island both for business and pleasure”.In his remarks, Chief Executive Officer, Oliver Townsend, said the new depot was part of the company’s plan to create a multimodal transit hub similar to those in other major global destinations.He said it is expected that stakeholders in Jamaica’s smaller resort towns will be able to capitalise on the affordability, frequency, safety and comfort offered by Knutsford resulting in significant increases in business.“We now have a situation where returning Jamaicans and tourists will be able to connect with our scheduled service across the island directly from the airport; we believe that the terminal is going to expand the market. Based on the feedback we (are getting) from overseas companies which are in the business of developing travel plans or sending relatives to Jamaica, this will mean a lot to them,” he added. Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says the expansion of service by ground transportation provider, Knutsford Express, will serve to expose locals and tourists to Jamaica’s lesser known rural attractions.last_img read more

Father of missing 10yearold wants to meet woman who might have seen

first_imgMONTREAL – A man whose son has been missing for more than a week desperately wants to meet the woman who told Montreal police she saw a boy matching his description.Frederic Kouakou says he and his wife have a right to speak to her if she is the last person to have seen 10-year-old Ariel Jeffrey Kouakou.“We haven’t met that woman yet and we would really like to so she can tell us what he was wearing, how he was,” Kouakou told a news conference Tuesday outside a shopping mall Ariel used to frequent.“She is the last person to have seen our son and we have the right to know what happened with her.”The boy left his home in the city’s north end to visit a friend’s house on March 12.After an Amber Alert was issued a day later, the woman came forward and said she had seen him at a park not far from his home.Kouakou also said his wife, Akouena Noella Bibie, is shattered by their son’s disappearance.“She’s down, she’s destroyed,” said Kouakou, who also urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to do whatever he can to help Ariel be found.“She is destroyed.”Earlier on Tuesday, Montreal police divers stopped their search for the boy after a total of six dives in Riviere des Prairies over a day and a half.They said the investigation will continue but that divers will return to the river only if they receive information they believe warrants further forays into the water.The father again discounted the notion his son could have fallen into the river.“Since the very beginning we’ve thought it was a kidnapping because we’re convinced our son would never go near the water,’ Kouakou said.“And we have no evidence he went near the water…so we’re still going with the theory of abduction.”He said video footage clearly shows Ariel walking to his friend’s house.Besides the diving, police have gone door to door in the neighbourhood and used horses, the canine unit, all-terrain vehicles and a helicopter to search the area.Police say they have received some 700 tips but that the trail is still cold.“At this moment, no hypothesis is any more plausible than others,” said spokesman Jean-Pierre Brabant. “No tips have come forward to help investigators move on.”Meanwhile, a reward for information leading to the boy being found has climbed to $100,000 after a Montreal-area businessman contributed $50,000.last_img read more