LITTLE LILY PYPER’S MUM TO APPEAR ON TV3 TO DISCUSS COMMUNITY CENTRE ISSUE

first_imgSinad Desmond and Mark Cagney of TV3’s Ireland AM.The mother of Lily Pyper is to appear on TV3 to discuss her daughter’s situation of being refused access to Letterkenny Community Centre without an SNA.Amber Pyper, from Ramelton, was left bitterly disappointed after being told that her five year daughter could not enrol at a summer camp at the centre.Lily PyperShe was initially told there were places on the camp but then told she would have to provide her now SNA to take care of her during the week.Amber said Lily, who has Down Syndrome, simply want to mix with the rest of her peers but was now being denied that opportunity.A statement from Letterkenny Community Centre said they simply did not have the funding to provide an SNA to look after Lily’s needs on a one-to-one basis.The issue has created widespread debate across Donegal since it first came to light.Amber will appear on the Ireland AM show at approximately 8.30am on Friday morning.LITTLE LILY PYPER’S MUM TO APPEAR ON TV3 TO DISCUSS COMMUNITY CENTRE ISSUE was last modified: July 9th, 2015 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:AMber PyberdonegalLETTERKENNY COMMUNITY CENTRELily Pyperlast_img read more

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UNDER AGE ATHLETES NAMES FOR ULSTER SPORTSHALL FINALS

first_imgUlster Sportshall AthleticsMarch 2011The following athletes have been selected to represent Donegal in the Ulster Sportshall athletics finals in Magherafelt on Thursday next March 10th (11.00am).U/13 GIRLSArlene Crossan, Eimear Walsh, Niamh Farrell (Letterkenny ac), Nicole Boyle, Ailbhe O`Donnell , Anna Sweeney, Sarah Doherty (Rosses ac), Shannon Bonner, Niamh Galligan (Slieve Liag ac), Mary Teresa Doherty, Tanya Collins (Inishowen ac), Ciara Doogan (Tir Connaill ac). Sub Susan Donoghue (Slieve Liag ac)U/13 BOYSOisin Toal, Darragh Toal, Matthew Sweeney, Shane Irwin, Jordan Ryan (Letterkenny ac), Jordan Conwell, Adam Doherty (Lifford ac), Mark Boyle, Caolan O`Callaghan (Tir Connaill), James McKinney, Fergus Cox (Inishowen ac), John Gibbons (Slieve Liag) sub Brandon Connolly (Lifford). U/15 GIRLSJade O`Donnell, Caroline Sharkey, Aideen Meehan (Rosses ac), Rose Boyle, Clodagh Breenan (Letterkenny ac), Megan Colhoun (Lifford), Aine Bradley (Inishowen)U/15 BOYSDavid McCarron, Joseph Gallagher, Darragh McGlynn (Rosses), David McLaughlin (Inishowen), Conor McKinney (Lifford), Seanie Henry, Luke Bonner (Letterkenny).Travel arrangementsBus leaving Ballybofey 8.30am (McElhinneys), Letterkenny (dry Arch Roundabout) 9.00am, Kernans Newtown 9.15am.Entry fee €10.00 all athletes Anyone not able to travel to Ulster finals contact Neil Cullen 0872257395 ASAPWinners of each group represent Ulster in Aviva Finals Birmingham Sunday 3rd April.UNDER AGE ATHLETES NAMES FOR ULSTER SPORTSHALL FINALS was last modified: March 6th, 2011 by gregShare 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
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Aung San Suu Kyi Named As UNAIDS Global Advocate

first_imgThe Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has appointed Nobel peace prize winner and Member of Parliament Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as a Global Advocate for Zero Discrimination.In this new role, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will call on her fellow citizens and people around the world to eliminate stigma and discrimination.Daw Aung San Suu Kyi accepted the invitation during a recent meeting with UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé at her residence in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar’s capital city. She said: “It is a great honour to be chosen as a champion for people who live on the fringes of society and struggle every day to maintain their dignity and basic human rights. I would like to be the voice of the voiceless.”A strong supporter of the AIDS movement, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has publically engaged with people living with HIV as part of her efforts to counter stigma and discrimination. Earlier this year at a major international AIDS conference in Washington DC, USA, she delivered a message via video link, supporting people living with HIV.“From small villages to big cities, from Africa to Asia, people are talking about Daw Aung San Suu Kyi,” said Mr Sidibé. “She is inspirational. We are honoured to have her as our UNAIDS Global Advocate for Zero Discrimination. I hope her example will inspire community leaders everywhere to speak out against stigma and discrimination.”Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is concerned that stigma and discrimination create an environment of fear that prevents people from accessing life-saving HIV services. “In Myanmar we are currently treating more than 40 000 people living with HIV. It is important that everyone who suspects they may be at risk seeks an HIV test and knows their HIV status early, so they can prevent new infections and can access life-saving treatment when needed.”Source:UNAIDSlast_img read more

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONSAPPEL DE SOUMISSION – 2019 CANADIAN ARTS FASHION AWARDS

center_img Advertisement Advertisement THIS NOTICE IS IN ENGLISH AND FRENCHCET AVIS EST EN ANGLAIS ET EN FRANÇAISAPPLY NOW and don’t miss out on the opportunity to be a nominee at the 2019 Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards!We are excited to share that this year 16 of our 2019 award categories will now be self-nominating. To ensure that everyone has the opportunity to be considered, CAFA is offering Canadians across all fashion industry categories the opportunity to participate in the process. INSCRIVEZ-VOUS MAINTENANT!Nous sommes ravis de vous annoncer que cette année, 16 de nos catégories de prix 2019 seront désormais auto-nominées. Afin de s’assurer que tout le monde a la possibilité d’être pris en compte, CAFA offre aux Canadiens de toutes les catégories de l’industrie de la mode la possibilité de participer au processus.Dépêchez-vous, la période d’inscription se termine le 31 décembre 2018!https://cafawards.ca/a-propos-de-la-cafa/applications/…last_img read more

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2 Players Kneel for Anthem Kaepernick Tweets to Thank

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills (10) and Miami Dolphins wide receiver Albert Wilson (15) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)DENVER (AP) — Colin Kaepernick called them his brothers.Dolphins teammates Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson were the only two players to kneel during the national anthem on the NFL’s opening Sunday, and Kaepernick, who is no longer welcome on an NFL sideline, made sure to offer his thanks to them via social media .“My Brothers (Stills) and (Wilson) continue to show their unwavering strength by fighting for the oppressed,” Kapernick said in his tweet. “They have not backed down, even when attacked and intimidated. … Love is at the root of our resistance.”It was Kaepernick, then with the 49ers, who sparked the anthem controversy by kneeling during the pregame ritual in 2016 — his way of protesting police brutality and social injustice in America.Since opting out of his contract after that season, Kaepernick has been unable to land a job with an NFL team and is suing the league for collusion.But his voice is still being heard. Last week, Nike introduced an ad featuring the quarterback and his message: “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.”On Sunday, Kaepernick’s message got through to his friends in Miami.“I know he has our back,” Stills said. “Really, there has been a huge difference between when we first started protesting and now. A lot of people are reaching out and supporting us, so I really appreciate that. To everybody out there … let’s keep doing our best to make a positive change and have these conversations and make our country a better place.”While Stills and Wilson were kneeling during the anthem, teammate Robert Quinn raised his fist. Niners receiver Marquise Goodwin did the same at San Francisco’s game at Minnesota. In Los Angeles, Chargers left tackle Russell Okung raised his fist. Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas and linebacker Brandon Marshall, and Seahawks linemen Duane Brown and Quinton Jefferson, retreated to their respective tunnels while the anthem played.At the peak of the anthem protests, as many as 200 players would partake. On most weeks last year, the Seahawks led the way with the most players doing something to make a statement. Though that number had fallen to 2 to start 2018, Brown wasn’t worried.“I made my decision. That was my decision,” he said. “I wasn’t paying attention to see what other teams or other players are doing.”The NFL briefly had a policy in place in May regarding the anthem, but rescinded it after the players union filed a grievance, which sent the league to the negotiating table with the union. Those talks are ongoing. Brown said he hasn’t heard any word from the union dissuading player protests during the anthem.“I don’t think that would be the best idea to try to get people to move on from it,” he said. “The country hasn’t moved on from it, so I’m not going to move on from it, either.”Among those keeping the issue front and center is President Donald Trump, who sent a tweet of his own several hours before Kaepernick’s, taking digs at the NFL, and linking low ratings for Thursday night’s opener between Atlanta and Philadelphia (lowest for an opener since 2008) to players who refuse to stand for the anthem.“If the players stood proudly for our Flag and Anthem, and it is all shown on broadcast, maybe ratings could come back? Otherwise worse!” he tweeted.CBS and Fox, which carried Sunday afternoon’s games, have said they did not plan on televising the anthem.However, NBC did show the anthem on Thursday night (but not before Sunday night’s Bears-Packers game), and no players kneeled or protested in other ways.That included Malcolm Jenkins of the Eagles, who raised his fist during the anthem last season but did not for the opener. During pregame warmups, he wore a shirt that read “Ca$h bail = poverty trap.”Jenkins, a founder of the Players Coalition which was formed to tackle issues similar to those Kaepernick is concerned about, said he would like to move the focus away from the anthem.“I think there’s a huge need for us to turn the attention to not only the issues, but what players are actually doing in their communities to promote change,” he said. “We’re trying to move past the rhetoric of what’s right or what’s wrong in terms of the anthem, and really focus on the systematic issues that are plaguing our communities.” read more

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TMC local committee president dead after being hit by speeding bus

first_imgKolkata: Sukhdeb Ghosh, a local committee president of Trinamool Congress at Raghunathpur in Nadia, was among the two killed in road accidents that took place at two different places in the same district on Wednesday morning.The other victim has been identified as Noor Muhammad. According to the district police, the first incident took place in Raghunathpur area under Tehatta police station in Nadia when Ghosh was returning home along National Highway 34. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeHe was out on the road to take a stroll in the wee hours. According to the preliminary investigation, police came to know that Ghosh was trying to cross the road when a speeding bus on its way to Krishnanagar hit him in Arshigunge area at around 4.45 am. The bus was coming from Patkebari area. Some locals found the victim lying in a pool of blood and he was rushed to a nearby hospital where the doctors pronounced him brought dead. The bus driver and the conductor fled the spot leaving the vehicle right. Police have seized the bus and raids are being conducted to nab the bus driver. The incident caused traffic congestion for sometime. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedPolice said Ghosh used to go for morning walks every day. They are investigating if it was an accident or there was any foul play behind the incident. The other accident also occurred on National Highway 34 at Noapara under Dhubulia police station when Noor Muhammad was cycling along the road. A daily wage labourer, Muhammad was hit by a truck from behind. The victim died on the spot. Police later recovered the body and sent it for an autopsy. The incident happened at around 7.30 am when he was going for work. The truck driver fled the spot with the vehicle. Raids are being conducted to nab the truck driver. Eyewitnesses told police the truck was running at a high speed when it hit the victim. A probe has been initiated.last_img read more

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Darjeeling town gives locals tourists first glimpse of snowfall after 1 decade

first_imgDarjeeling: The weather gods were finally appeased and the ‘Queen of Hills’ finally witnessed snowfall after nearlyone decade. The brief and light snowfall left both the tourists and locals euphoric. Though the higher reaches of the hills including Sandakphu witness snowfall in winters, it has been eluding the main town since long. Last it had snowed in Darjeeling town on January 28, 2008. Thursday started with brief spells of sunshine in the early part of the day. During the later part overcast skies accompanied by icy winds culminated in a drizzle, sleet and very light snowfall at around 4:45 pm. It was for a very brief spell and did not accumulate. The temperature dipped to 0.2 degree Celsius at 9 pm. The same weather conditions prevailed in Sonada and Ghoom. In Tiger Hill, at higher reaches, sleet and snowfall were a bit prolonged resulting in snow accumulation of the ground. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeWith the snowfall, elated people rushed to Chowrasta, the most prominent public space of the town. As it was already dark — there were high chances of good photographs getting tampered, however, shutter happy tourists and locals alike went around clicking photographs and selfies. Tourists were seen collecting ice from the bonnet of vehicles passing by and throwing at each other. “I have never witnessed snowfall. It is beautiful like cotton falling from the heavens. I have decided to extend my stay. We are all praying that there is heavy snow,” stated Manish Sharma, a tourist from Delhi. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedFor Karma Doma, a local, it was the first snowfall for her 6-year-old son. “As soon as it started snowing I took my son to Chowrasta. He was ecstatic,” Karma added. Gone are the days of picture-postcard winters that Darjeeling used to witness every winters. “When we were young it used to snow every winter. We used to have such heavy snowfall that we had to shovel the front porch to get through to the main door. Now with heavy construction, depleting forest cover and pollution, we hardly have any snowfall now,” stated Dr Urmila Sinha, a septuagenarian. Shops downed shutters early and roadside fires were lit to escape the biting cold. “I have been posted in Darjeeling for the past 5 years. This is my first snowfall. I was so overjoyed that I even opened my woolen cap to enjoy the snow to the maximum,” stated Dr Subhratanu Daripa. Sandakphu at 12,000 feet, the highest point of West Bengal experienced heavy snowfall. “Tourists in good numbers are visiting Sandakphu to enjoy the snow,” stated Anil Tamang of the Singhalila Land Rover Owners’ Association. “Owing to western disturbances many places experienced rain, hail, sleet and snow. The higher reaches of both Sikkim and West Bengal experienced snowfall,” stated Dr. Gopi Nath Raha of the Met office in Gangtok. Even the higher regions of Gangtok experienced sleet. In the plains, temperatures dipped considerably and the skies remained overcast.last_img read more

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