DONEGAL DELEGATE ELECTED TO TOP TABLE OF NATIONAL COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTARY FORUM

first_imgThe Chairperson of the Donegal County Community Forum, Paula Leonard, has been elected to the Irish National Community and Voluntary Forum (INCVF) National Executive. Paula was one of 10 out of 23 candidates elected to the Executive at its AGM in Dublin on Saturday, April 2nd. Over a hundred delegates from throughout Ireland attended the event.The INCVF is the national representative body of County and City Fora which were established as part of the local government reform process. Established in November 2003, this national structure supports County Community and Voluntary Fora in their role in representing the community voice in local government structures. Two other delegates, Lawrence McManus from the South Forum and Seamus Rodgers from the Gaeltacht Forum also attended the meeting and were delighted to have a Donegal delegate elected on the day.Seamus Rodgers, who previously served on the INCVF, welcomed the election of the Donegal chairperson to the National Executive, emphasising that this is a critical time to have issues effecting communities in Donegal heard at the National level.Speaking after her election on Saturday, Paula highlighted her reasons for seeking to become involved in the national structure at this time. “There have been huge cutbacks to the community sector over the past eighteen months, and although the INCVF is only one way to lobby around these issues, it will give us an important voice nationally.“The INCVF will be meeting various Government Ministers over the coming weeks and I will be using this opportunity to let them know that the cuts to the poorest and most vulnerable in society cannot continue.“The Donegal County Community Forum will continue to lobby both locally and nationally to ensure retention of essential supports and services provided by community and voluntary groups,” she said.EndsDONEGAL DELEGATE ELECTED TO TOP TABLE OF NATIONAL COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTARY FORUM was last modified: April 5th, 2011 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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CANADAUS THEATRE COMPANY EXPLORES THE BEATLES AND UNIQUE QUEBEC BORDER TOWN

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement A line crossing the Haskell Library and Opera House in Stanstead, Que. marks the border between Canada and the United States. Built in 1901, the library that straddles the international border in Stanstead, Quebec and Derby Line, Vermont, has long been a symbol of harmony between the two countries. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson) Login/Register With: Sitting half in Stanstead, Que., and half in Derby Line, Vt., the Haskell Free Library and Opera House has long been an international meeting place, where Canadian and American citizens can mingle freely across the border line drawn on the floor — as long as they return to the proper country afterwards.But the most talked-about meeting in the border-straddling Victorian-style building is one that never happened at all.When writer Ross Murray moved to Stanstead in 1992, he became fascinated with an outlandish local legend that The Beatles had almost met at the Opera House in the early 1970s to discuss a reunion tour. The rumour, which has persisted despite a lack of evidence it ever happened, is the subject of Murray’s play, All Together Now, which mixes history and fiction to create a comedic homage to the library and the unique realities of his border town — where in some places — a line of flower pots is all that separates Canada and the United States.“It really is a magical place, this library itself, because it serves two communities in two countries,” Murray said, before correcting himself.“No it serves one community in two countries.”Murray’s play, subtitled The possibly true story of a thing that almost happened, includes some historical town characters, including the local librarian and mayor. The Beatles, like in real life, never make an appearance.“The play is not ultimately about the Beatles rumour, it’s about people connecting in the library,” he said.Murray said Stanstead and Derby Line residents are used to being portrayed by journalists and other outsiders, who are drawn to their flower-pot border and commitment to maintaining a community that crosses national boundaries, despite the fact that residents can no longer wander across the border as freely as they used to.center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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Bengals Rookie Gets 3 Years In Prison For College

Prison-bound: Brandon JoinerBrandon Joiner, an undrafted rookie on the Cincinnati Bengals’ roster, was sentenced to three years in prison on charges stemming from a 2007 incident that occurred when he was playing at Texas A&M. according to the Bryan-College Station Eagle.Joiner, a linebacker, was indicted for two counts of aggravated robbery and one charge of felony drug possession in January 2008, about a month after police said he and another former Texas A&M player broke into a College Station apartment and robbed a drug dealer at gunpoint.According to court documents, Joiner and Yemi Babalola used duct tape to bind the man before taking off with wallets, keys, cellphones and marijuana, the police report stated.A police search of Joiner’s home found marijuana, hydrocodone and Ecstacy, according to the report.Joiner finished out his collegiate playing career at Arkansas State after being kicked off the Texas A&M team.Jay Granberry, Joiner’s defense attorney, said he worked out a plea deal with prosecutors that would allow his client to graduate before going to jail. The lawyer indicated Joiner could be released on parole after six to nine months in prison. read more

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Total Community Involvement Essential to Fighting the Aedes aegypti Mosquito

first_img CDC supports CARPHA in Zika PR Campaign materials to region Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#caribbeanmosquitoweek, carpha Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTrinidad and Tobago, May 5, 2017 – Port of Spain –   “Community participation is critical to the success of any programme designed to eliminate breeding sites of the Aedes aegypti mosquito.   Efforts are doomed to failure if even one household is negligent.”  So said Dr C James Hospedales, Executive Director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), as he commented on the importance of Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week, which is being observed from May 8-12.  In his assessment of the mosquito prevention efforts in the Region thus far, Dr Hospedales noted that strategies for the control of the mosquito, which causes Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika are failing, and stated that what is needed is an “all hands onboard approach.”  Dr Karen Polson Edwards, CARPHA Assistant Director of Surveillance, Disease Prevention Control, supports this “all hands onboard approach perspective” as she said, “mosquitoes are social creatures and we are their preferred host.   Their breeding sites are mostly man-made water containers.  This being the case, we all have the power to eliminate them by destroying their breeding sites.  The message of taking ten minutes a week to check surroundings for and destroying any breeding sites is always relevant and should become part of our routine.” For Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week 2017, strengthening household and community participation are key.  Everyone feels the effects of mosquito-borne illnesses.  It affects our economy and has the potential to negatively affect the tourism sector, the major revenue earner for many Caribbean islands.  It also contributes to loss of productivity, ill health and death. The possibility of babies being born with microcephaly and men, in particular, contracting Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), as a result of being bitten by an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito, are also of concern. The purpose of Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week, which is in its second year, is to bring greater awareness to the mosquito vector, through education and social engagement in CARPHA member states.  It is hoped that greater awareness and engagement would bring about behavioural change leading to the elimination of the Aedes aegypti mosquito and greater personal protection, especially as the rainy season approaches. Everyone has a part to play in the elimination of breeding sites and taking the necessary steps to ensure that he or she is not bitten.  We need to therefore: • Avoid mosquito bites  • Destroy mosquito-breeding sites by: o Securely covering domestic water storage containers such as barrels, drums and buckets o Properly discarding tyres and containers that collect water o Covering and sealing tanks, soak-aways and cisterns.Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week is observed annually during the second week of May.  Its theme is Small bite, big threat: fight the bite destroy mosquito breeding sites.  More information is available on Caribbean Mosquito Awareness Week website http://caribbeanmosquitoweek.carpha.org/ #caribbeanmosquitoweek#CARPHA Recommended for you Turks and Caicos Premier says nation ‘elated’ over removal from Zika list; praises CARPHA and CARICOM Regional Experts Lay Groundwork for Unified Response to Vector-Borne Diseaseslast_img read more

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National City residents hope cruising ban will be lifted

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, November 26, 2018 Posted: November 26, 2018 National City residents hope cruising ban will be lifted 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsNATIONAL CITY (KUSI) – National City residents are hoping to showcase their low riders and custom cars once again.It’s been more than 20 years since cruising has been allowed along highland avenue.Mayor Ron Morrison says the ban went into effect due to crime committed by outsiders drawn in to the event.Now residents are hoping their city will allow cruising to make a comeback.Mayor Morrison says he is working on trying to allow cruising to be part of National City’s rich history once again. KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

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The San Diego Crew Classic rowing regatta

first_img KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Crew Classic is the premiere spring rowing regatta and is happening April 6th and 7th.The Crew Classic is not only an athletic event with competitors at the peak of physical fitness, but a social gathering for enthusiasts to enjoy great local food, a beer garden with San Diego’s famous local craft breweries, and shopping all while soaking in Mission Bay, just a mile from the beach, according to organizers.For more information click here. Posted: April 4, 2019 April 4, 2019 The San Diego Crew Classic rowing regatta Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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