Slick Panthers slay poor Knights

first_imgThe Penrith Panthers have taught the Newcastle Knights a football lesson, winning 32-10 in front of 13,682 frustrated and wet Novocastrians on Sunday at Hunter Stadium.Led by a good display of cohesion from halves Jamie Soward and Peter Wallace, the Panthers proved superior to the Knights in a fixture that could only be described as four seasons in one game. The lightning and thunder couldn’t stop the Panthers as they went on a six-tries-to-two blitz.Penrith were forced to play a man down for more than half the game, as late in the first half prop Nigel Plum was penalised and put on-report when pressuring Jarrod Mullen on a last-tackle kicking play. Adding insult to injury, Plum managed to collide square with the five-eighth’s shoulder – knocking himself out cold and ending his afternoon.While the Knights fell for their seventh loss of the season as Penrith recorded their fifth win, Newcastle debutants Joseph Tapine and Pat Vaivai played admirably in a beaten side. Several Knights players may find themselves in reserve grade next weekend after poor performances across the park.last_img read more

Villanova tops Providence for 2nd straight Big East title

first_imgLATEST STORIES Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. They could follow Villanova straight to the Final Four.Mikal Bridges scored 25 points and hit two 3-pointers in overtime to lift No. 2 Villanova to a 76-66 win over Providence in the Big East title game Saturday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Wildcats (30-4) won their second straight Big East Tournament and third in four years (losing in the 2016 final). They put a bow on a fantastic season that should have them earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.Villanova had rolled to a pair of dominant victories in the tourney and held off a pesky Providence team that finally wilted late in its third straight overtime game. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 The Friars had defeated three top-five teams this season and were soaring following overtime victories against Creighton and the Musketeers to reach the final. The Friars are the first team in the Big East Tournament to play three straight overtime games.“It told me my team is tough, resilient, passionate,” Cooley said.Diallo led Providence with 22 points and 10 rebounds and Cartwright scored 19.BIG PICTUREProvidence: The Friars need some rest following a grueling weekend in New York.Villanova: The Wildcats are the best in the Big East. What else is new?UP NEXTProvidence: The Friars are headed to their fifth straight NCAA Tournament. Since its trip to the Final Four in 1987, Providence had made only six tourney appearances from 1988 to 2013.Villanova: The Wildcats should be a No. 1 seed in the tournament. They lost on the opening weekend in 2014, 2015 and 2017. In 2016? They won the national championship.center_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ No. 1 Virginia wins ACC title over No. 12 NCarolina Villanova players hold the tournament trophy after an NCAA college basketball game against Providence in the Big East men’s tournament final Saturday, March 10, 2018, in New York. Villanova won 76-66 in overtime. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — As confetti fluttered down on a court still simmering from an epic title game, Jay Wright wrapped his arms around several Wildcats. While his current crop of stars got ready to climb a ladder and snip the net again, Wright celebrated with NBA All-Star Kyle Lowry and a slew of other former players who had sat behind the bench in a scene that bridged the start of Villanova’s ascent into a powerhouse with this season’s Big East Tournament champions.“I wanted them to be up there and a part of it,” Wright said. “I wanted our young guys to see how much pride they take in them and in following them.”ADVERTISEMENT The fifth-seeded Friars (21-13) rallied in the second half from another double-digit hole and seemed set to pull off one more upset and earn the automatic NCAA berth. Providence erased a 17-point deficit in the second half to beat top-seeded Xavier to reach the final. With one stunning rally on its resume, Providence nearly made it two.Kyron Cartwright hit a jumper with 1:38 left that tied the game at 58 and Alpha Diallo scored on a driving layup with 40 seconds left for a 60-58 lead.Big East player of the year Jalen Brunson tied it for Villanova with two free throws.Providence missed a last-gasp shot at the buzzer.Bridges, who scored 25 points, opened overtime with a 3 and hit another that helped stretch the lead for good. Brunson tied a career high with 31 points on an emphatic dunk that sent the Madison Square Garden crowd into a frenzy.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brunson proved his worth as the best in the conference. He hit four 3s and made 12 of 23 overall from the floor, showing on the national stage why he’s a candidate for national player of the year.“It’s an amazing environment and sometimes you can crumble,” Brunson said. “Sometimes things don’t go your way, but how are you going to respond to that? I’ve been a part of great teams with great leaders who’ve responded to different situations that have helped me through this process.”Ed Cooley coached Providence in the second half with a towel fashioned into a skirt and tucked in his waist after his pants split.“When I sat down, I felt the great breeze in the crack,” he said.The side-splitting fashion statement almost worked as a rally towel.Cartwright put Providence’s comeback in overdrive when he hit a 3 that made it 51-46 and had Cooley smiling and clapping on the sideline. He loved it even more when Cartwright came right back and hit another 3 that pulled the Friars within two.Drew Edwards flexed his biceps when he was fouled on a tying basket and had the crowd chanting “Let’s Go Friars!” headed into a timeout. He sank the free throw to give Providence its first lead of the game, 52-51.The Wildcats snatched the lead back and Bridges buried a 3 from the top of the arc that sent the team bench to its feet. Brunson was whistled next time down for an offensive foul and Wright twirled and stretched his arms toward the sky in protest.“It was old school Big East,” Wright said.Providence kept on coming. View commentslast_img read more

Courts, Georgetown Rotary Club donate pregnancy kits at WDRH

first_imgBoth smiling and aching mothers at the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) on Tuesday received pregnancy kits, compliments of Courts Guyana and the Rotary Club of Georgetown as the agencies observe maternal and child health month.A few mothers and expectant mothers receive their kits from the representatives of the organisation in the presence of hospital staffersEach of the 40 hampers cost $20,000 and included items for the newborn babies as well as mothers.Included in the kit were baby wipes, diapers, towels, clothing, oil, lotion, shampoo, napkins and hygiene products for the mother among others.The mothers and expectant mothers over in Bartica, as well as the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, are expected to benefit from the initiative later this week.Service Director at the Rotary Club of Georgetown, Ariane Mangar said “We are just giving it out to help the mothers just to get them off their feet because we know how it is when you would have just given birth sometimes especially if they come from hardships and just to be able to afford some of these basic things”.For the past four years, the two agencies have been partnering to bring smiles to the faces of families.Senior Registrar and Head of Department at the Obstetrics and Gynecology Unit, Doctor Fareez Khan told Guyana Times that he was quite happy when he learnt of the initiative as many times, especially on special occasions such as Mother’s Day and others, donors would give to the big hospitals and would forget of the regional hospitals, which are most times in more need for such supplies for their patients.He said, “We welcome this donation first of all because the region as a whole, most of the persons who tend to come to these public hospitals are not only from the area but are persons who cannot afford better circumstances so most of the patients who frequent these locations do have financial difficulties so the donation in itself is welcomed to at least start for some of the mothers because many do come to the hospital without the basic necessities for the delivery”.The doctor added that he hopes other businesses and organisations can follow in the footprints of Tuesday’s exercise to assist mothers, some single, who are in need of those supplies.last_img read more

Chief Justice to hand down decision today

first_imgNo-confidence resolution challengeAs the March 21, 2019 countdown for elections approaches, all eyes will be focused on acting Chief Justice Roxane George, SC, who is slated to hand down decisions on several legal challenges at the High Court today.Chief Justice (ag) Roxane George, SCThese relate to last December’s passage of the no-confidence motion that toppled the David Granger-led coalition Administration after now-expelled Alliance For Change (AFC) Member of Parliament (MP) Charrandas Persaud voted in favour of the Opposition-filed motion.One of the cases to be ruled upon today is that of Government supporter Campton Reid, who is challenging the validity of Persaud’s vote, stating that he had falsely declared that he was a Guyanese citizen. Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, through Attorney Anil Nandlall, obtained approval to become a party to the proceedings. Jagdeo had pointed to political issues that could have far-reaching implications for national democracy, peace, order, and good governance in Guyana. As such, he believes that filing a legal action will help to diminish the possibility of this ever occurring.The other case filed on behalf of Government by Attorney General (AG) Basil Williams seeks to have the court put on hold the enforcement of the no-confidence resolution, which came into effect on December 21, 2018. Williams, who is seeking relief under the Constitution, wants the court to rule on whether the Speaker’s decision on the December 21, 2018 motion was indeed carried by a majority of all elected members and whether or not the 33 to 32 breakdown means it was validly passed.On Wednesday, AG Williams presented further submissions before Chief Justice (ag) George.The High CourtIn his petition that was filed separately from the dual citizenship challenge, Williams argued that the current total of elected members of the National Assembly was 65 and the majority of members legally prescribed by Article 106 (6) of the Constitution is tantamount to an absolute majority that legally requires a vote of 34 or more. This contention has been Government’s position ever since Attorney Nigel Hughes, husband of Government Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes, raised the argument.The Opposition disagrees with this position and believes that the Government is attempting to buy time in office. Under the Constitution, on the passage of a no-confidence motion, elections must be called within three months. If additional time is needed, then there must be agreement of two-thirds of the National Assembly.Acting Chief Justice George will also rule on Attorney and Chartered Accountant Christopher Ram’s case to have the High Court validate the no-confidence resolution and have Government comply with constitutional provisions to demit office and call elections no later than March of this year. Ram has also argued that Cabinet’s failure to resign with all convenient speed and to fix an elections date could lead to uncertainty and constitutional crisis.Ram had provided a certified copy of the no-confidence resolution as provided by Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs as part of his evidence to support his case.On Monday, the Opposition Leader reiterated that with each day that passes without President David Granger announcing a date for General and Regional Elections, Guyana slipped closer to a constitutional crisis.Jagdeo on Monday hosted meetings at his Church Street, Georgetown office with foreign diplomats to apprise them of the political situation in Guyana following the no-confidence resolution and to voice the parliamentary Opposition’s concerns.“They’re (Government) behaving as if nothing happened and we’re in a normal situation, when we’re heading to a constitutional crisis. So, I pointed out clearly about that rapid pathway to a constitutional crisis and what will take place once the country gets into that situation, how we will act. And you are aware in the public domain what the approach will be on our side.”last_img read more

BC Women in Energy hosting information session tonight

first_imgBCWEN says men and women are welcome to attend.A study is also being conducted by BCWEN to track the various factors involved with women who enter the energy sector in Northern BC. It looks to:Gain a clear understanding of the current and projected Northern BC energy industry labour market landscape and the participation rate of women.Connect with women in Northern BC communities to understand their level of awareness of the energy industry and its employment opportunities.Gain a clear understanding of women’s perceived barriers around employment in the energy industry, and the employer’s perceptions of female employees.Develop an action plan of how to increase the participation rate of women in the Northern BC energy industry based on overcoming identified barriers and taking advantage of identified opportunities.Work collaboratively with regional organisations to implement the action plan through a Northern BC Women in Energy Council. This week is Women in Energy week, which looks to recognize women working in the energy sector and get more women interested in a career in the energy sector.David Mossman with BC Women in Energy says there seem to be a number of reason that women may be hesitant of starting a career in the field – including not having other women in the sector to look to as a role model.“The workplace culture can be very challenging towards women,” said Mossman. He added that word of mouth can deter women, due to the horror stories that circulate of what can happen to women in those jobs.- Advertisement -Retaining female workers is important, too, he said, as because women may leave prematurely due to bad experiences.To help encourage women to enter the field, an information session and reception will be hosted at the Pomeroy Hotel tonight.BC Women in Energy Network’s Executive Director, Ellen Bird, will be giving a short presentation. Other speakers from various businesses will be attending as well.Advertisementlast_img read more

Klopp back in Germany in UCL play-offs

first_imgA fourth-place finish in the Premier League last season exposed them to a complicated draw in the play-offs and a pairing with the Bundesliga outfit means a trip to the Rhein Neckar Arena in the first leg on Tuesday.Klopp has been to his home country with Liverpool before, overseeing victories against Augsburg and old club Borussia Dortmund en route to the Europa League final two seasons ago.They were also in Germany during pre-season, beating both Hertha Berlin and Bayern Munich.The Reds, who began their Premier League campaign with a 3-3 draw at Watford on Saturday, are without Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne at the moment but Roberto Firmino is fit. The Brazilian is set to face the club for whom he starred for four years before being sold to Liverpool in 2015.Hoffenheim, from a village of just over 3,000 souls in south-western Germany, finished fourth in the Bundesliga last season to qualify for Europe for the first time.The match against Liverpool comes four days before they face Werder Bremen in the first match of their 10th Bundesliga campaign.“We’ll do everything in our power to get through. Liverpool are a phenomenal side, but I already have an idea how we can snatch a result,” their coach Julian Nagelsmann, just 30, said after the draw.Hoffenheim have been weakened since last season, losing German international duo Sebastian Rudy and Niklas Suele to Bayern Munich.– Striker woes for Celtic –Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is hoping to take the Scottish giants into the group stage for the second season runningBrendan Rodgers was the last manager to lead Liverpool into the Champions League. The Northern Irishman is currently hoping to take Scottish champions Celtic into the group stage for the second season running.The Glasgow giants have beaten Linfield and Rosenborg to make it to a play-off against Astana of Kazakhstan, who visit Celtic Park for the first leg on Wednesday.Celtic beat Astana 3-2 on aggregate in the third qualifying round last season with Leigh Griffiths scoring twice in the tie and Moussa Dembele’s late penalty in the second leg taking them through.But Dembele misses this tie with a knee injury and Griffiths has been struggling too, giving Rodgers a headache with Celtic needing a good result before the near 4,000-mile trip to Kazakhstan for the return.“It’s going to be a tough game for us,” Rodgers told The Scotsman. “The first game is important. At home, the atmosphere has been absolutely incredible in the Champions League games in particular so we’ll need that on Wednesday night.”Elsewhere, Sevilla are hoping to make it back to the group stage but must overcome Turkish upstarts Istanbul Basaksehir, whose side features the likes of Gael Clichy and Emmanuel Adebayor.The standout fixture could be in Italy, where Napoli face Nice, third in France last season and who beat Ajax in the third qualifying round.Lucien Favre’s side have lost their first two Ligue 1 matches though, and they also travel without Mario Balotelli or new signing Wesley Sneijder.“We won’t get them back for the San Paolo. They are not ready,” said Favre.“Wesley still needs a few days or weeks to fine-tune his preparation. All he did before joining us was work with a fitness coach in Holland.“Mario is coming back from a hamstring injury. At best he could be on the bench.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will face Hoffenheim in a tough Champions League play-offPARIS, France, Aug 14- Jurgen Klopp takes his Liverpool side to his native Germany this week to face Hoffenheim as they target a return to the group stage of the Champions League.It is three years since the Anfield outfit, five times European champions, last graced the group stage of the continent’s elite club competition.last_img read more


first_imgTHE BASE Enterprise Centre – which serves as an incubator facility for start-up companies and established businesses now have EIGHT businesses within their hub of innovation and industry at the community owned facility. (BASICC) established in 2008 to address the social, cultural and economic needs of the Ballybofey and Stranorlar area. Through extensive consultation and negotiations BASICC successfully secured funding to build ‘The BASE Enterprise Centre.This new purpose built community owned enterprise centre is set in the heart of County Donegal.  Funding for the centre was secured from the SPECIAL EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), the International Fund for Ireland (IFI), Enterprise Ireland (EI) and Donegal County Council (DCC).The BASE provides a platform for community and economic development and assists collaboration. The BASE has high speed broadband, shared workspace with flexible arrangements, offices and units of various sizes, meeting rooms, training facilities and onsite parking.To arrange a visit or to find out more call Donna Maskery on M: 087 607 5555 or email: you can visit the website at: BASICC WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME:Innovation Renovation- Bringing clarity to constructionViking Fit – Fitness training and body conditioningFinn Technology – Bespoke IT training and supportDonegal First Aid Services- Bringing training Alive Advanced Survey Solutions – Freelance Engineering and Surveying servicesAoibheann Gallen – Healthy mind and bodyBallybofey and Stranorlar Chamber of CommerceFinn Valley Amateur boxing club  Innovation Renovation Innovation Renovation is an exciting new business start up, Christopher Morrow the owner describes his business as “bringing clarity to construction”. Christopher is hoping to see an upturn in the industry that has experienced dwindling investment and resources over the last number of years. A Quantity Surveyor by profession he hopes to assist Home Owners, Business’s and Sub-contractors alike, with their project needs.Christopher believes his strengths lie in his ability to complete projects successfully, on time and within budget through effective communications and project management skills.“There are many examples of projects failing. This is often a result of a communications disconnect between the person who wants the work done and the person doing the work. “My business ensures this doesn’t happen. “For the contractor I provide professional Quantity Surveyor services in a flexible and focused way and for the client I act as the project manager, their single point of contact for the entire project. “I bring clarity to construction projects for the parties involved”.  Services offered:Domestic Contractors/ Subcontractors:– Procurement of projects/ submitting tenders on their behalf– Contract management/ Administration– Submitting Valuations and agreeing payment terms– Arranging other attendances to site– Agreeing final accountsInstead of hiring a full time Quantity Surveyor, Christopher will charge a set fee for submitting costs/price for tender.This limits the risk in terms of a company’s cash flow and if a project is secured then at least the contractor is safe in the knowledge that if they want to avail of a Quantity Surveyor for contract administration purposes on that project, they are making money during that period also.Christopher is fully accredited with IOHS managing safely for construction managers and can also produce Health and safety plans, Risk assessments and method statementsHomeowner/ Property occupier-Quote and provide template of works for your works– Arrange works to be carried out by professional competent tradesmen’s– Set the timescale for completion of worksHomeowners will always have one point of contact for their works, all the stress of arranging works and acquiring materials will be undertaken by Christopher.A clear understanding of how and what works will get completed with no hidden costs or surprises upon completion is the advantage of operating with Christopher and his new enterprise.Advice and quotes are free and if you have any construction queries please do not hesitate to get in touch with Christopher today. Tel: 07498 90121 Mob: 089 495 7853Email: cmorrow@innovationrenovation.ieVIKING FIT:Viking Fit has been growing steadily since it opened in The BASE in January of this year.  Michael Coleman its owner is the only person in the County registered to use TRX (Body weights). Michael spent a year researching and developing his training offering before opening his business he works on an individual basis to ensure his customers achieve their potential.His supportive approach has seen his business grow steadily since opening and his classes are now available six days a week in the centre. His training is focused, interactive and most importantly enjoyable. Michael himself has attained many powerlifting awards including three Northern Ireland titles, three Irish titles, three European titles, one world title and Donegal sports star award 2014.Michael is continuously developing his training programs to ensure he is at the very forefront of his profession.If you are interested or want to find out more contact Michael on M: 087 937 4312 Or email: vikingfit@hotmail.comFINN TECHNOLOGY:Finn Technology is an exciting new business start up which will focus on providing bespoke computer training specific to individual needs. Finn Technology is owned and operated by Maria Dullaghan.  Maria has over 10 years IT training experience delivering training to people of all ages and abilities.She has worked on specialist cross border projects delivering training on a one to one basis.She has also delivered CV workshops within the Fas framework.Maria has identified a business opportunity for Finn Technologies in providing training, help and support for those who do not want to enroll in a certified training course.These individuals and groups want training that meets their specific needs maybe all someone wants to know is how to Skype their children in Australia or see what’s happening on Donegal Daily. Whatever the requirement Maria will customise the training to fit the individual. Finn Technology offers bespoke one to one IT training for individuals and businesses of all levels and competencies.Individual ServicesIpad trainingSetting up Skype / User accountsInternet SafetyInternet & e-mail useAll Microsoft trainingCV preparationLinkedIn ProfilesBusinessesSoftware training for employeesOnline presence trainingIdentifying areas of IT improvementManaging the digital footprint of the business Parents and CarersInternet safety for allmanaging settings on Internet devicesdigital awarenessFor more information contact MariaFinn TechnologyThe Base Enterprise CentreStranorlarDonegal074 91 16674+353 83 800 3724maria@finntech.ieDonegal First Aid services (DFAS)Emmett Ryan started Donegal First Aid Services in January of this year. Emmett has a wealth of experience both in General First Aid and in Combat First Aid.Donegal First Aid Services provides a vast and varied syllabus of First Aid Training to any organisation at any level. The company prides itself in clever training solutions specifically tailored to suit training requirements. The company hosts a dynamic team of trainers and consultants who take pride in tailoring training solutions to suit the needs of individual businesses or organisations regardless of their size. These trainers are highly Skilled Professional’s with a wealth of practical experience in the field attending thousands of emergency calls throughout the Country.As part of Donegal First Aid Services expansion plan the company have moved into The BASE. “We believe The BASE is the perfect place for us, having a place in the centre of the County will be ideal. With access to purpose built training rooms and first class facilities we will be in a position to facilitate training for those business that do not have the necessary requirements to deliver the training syllabus onsite. We find this approach works well as it removes attendees away from their normal working environment and makes training more focused and specific”.Donegal First Aid Services offer all aspects of First Aid Training including Occupational First Aid,CPR/AED, Pediatric First Aid, Refresher Certification, Basic First Aid, Sports Aid andSchool/Creche First Aid. Their highly qualified trainers and small classes delivered in a relaxedenvironment ensures that learning is made easy and relevant.  Training is brought to life with hands on practical exercises this brings training ALIVE.For more information contact Emmett on M: 087 793 2189 or Email: donegalfirstaidservices.comADVANCED SURVEY SOLUTIONS:Advanced Survey Solutions was established by Ciaran Gallagher, Chartered Civil Engineer, in 2010 and offers a wide range of Freelance Engineering and Surveying services throughout the Northwest area. Following his graduation in 2003 Ciaran has gained extensive experience in the construction industry having worked for large contractors in both New York and Ireland.His major projects have included the Setting-out and Project Supervision of multi-million Dollar/Euro Public and Private Ventures; the most notable of these being a Fire Station in Far Rockaway, a high-rise apartment block in The Bronx, the extension to the Pensions Office in Sligo and the construction of Waterways Ireland’s Headquarters, on the banks of Lough Erne in Enniskillen.Ciaran has also been involved in the planning, designing and development of both residential and commercial properties throughout Donegal, Fermanagh and Derry by providing topographical and as-built surveys – including preparing maps for land transfer purposes or boundary set-out where a conflict has arisen. Most recently Ciaran has extended his services into the field of Forensic Engineering and has prepared Technical Reports into accidents that have resulted in personal injury.These have included incidents such as Road Traffic Accidents, Accidents at Work and Slip, Trip & Fall Accidents and have involved Ciaran giving his technical opinion as an expert witness in High Court actions.Ciaran prides himself in providing clients with top quality Engineering and Surveying services, efficiently and effectively, and it is on the back of this that Advanced Survey Solutions has been established.Please contact Ciaran at Advanced Survey Solutions for any service requiredServices provided include:Technical Engineer’s ReportContract Engineering & Project Management servicesBuilding & Boundary Set-outTopographical & As-built Survey – Transfer MapsAoibheann GallenAoibheann has over twenty years’ experience in the Wellness industry having treated many clients nationally, in the UK and in her own successful Wellness clinic in Co. Kerry.Aoibheann has also mentored therapists in many relaxation and Wellness therapies over the years. She is passionate about wellbeing and helping people to live a healthy balanced life. Aoibheann tailors her relaxation and meditation practices to suit the client’s needs. She has helped clients to overcome stress, grief, to cope with pain and in some cases helped to eliminate pain.   Her unique approach helps clients to maintain good health and a positive outlook through regular relaxation and meditation practices.Aoibheann says: “When you take care of your mind and body, they will take care of you” My relaxation & meditation practices give people the opportunity to stop and be still. “I teach people the tools that are needed to think more positively & positive thinking is essential for a healthy mind & body. I thoroughly enjoy my work and helping people, you are guaranteed no nonsense personal development experience.” Aoibheann offers One to One and Group sessions.  Larger group sessions can take place in a venue of your choice.Aoibheann’s sessions can be tailored for Children, Teenagers and Adults. Aoibheann’s clients have included Moya Doherty from Riverdance, John Rocha and Denise Van Outen.To book an appointment or for further information contact Aoibheann. Mobile:  087 2950286   Email:  gallena1@yahoo.ieTestimonials:“Aoibheann, has a unique technique and truly tailors the treatment to suit your needs, leaving you feeling totally relaxed, yet uplifted. She certainly has a gift” Moya Doherty & John McColgan Riverdance“The best way to send you off to the land of nod and away from everyday stresses and strains. A treatment with Aoibheann is the equivalent of a good restful holiday”. Tara Fay – Xena Productions“I very rarely have the time to relax and be pampered as my work schedule is always a bit crazy, so I was really looking forward to my pregnancy massage from Aoibheann Gallen as I’d heard how fabulous she is through the media. “I wasn’t disappointed! It was just what the doctor ordered, and left me in a totally blissed out state. In fact, I had the best night’s sleep I’d had In ages after my treatment. I would thoroughly recommend it to any pregnant woman” Denise Van OutenBallybofey and Stranorlar Chamber of CommerceThe Chamber of Commerce was set up in the 60’s to promote industry and commerce, it does this by acting as a platform for the business people of Ballybofey and Stranorlar to raise issues of concern and enables them to work together to address these issues. The chamber is the main sponsor for one of the local community employment projects in the towns.They work tirelessly with other local groups including the tidy towns committee, Coillte and Cappry football club to name but a few.The Chamber of commerce and BASiCC work closely together on economic development initiatives to benefit the local business community such as the introduction of the Valley Vouchers which are available from the Chamber office in The BASE.If you are interested in becoming a member of the chamber or you would like to find out more please call the office on Tel: 074 91 32377 or email: Finn Valley Amateur Boxing ClubFinn Valley Amateur boxing club set up in 2004. Coaches give their time on a completely voluntary basis to work with people from seven years upwards to help them progress through physical exercise.To date the Club’s list of achievements includes: World elite silver medal,  European elite gold, National senior champion, Junior Olympic gold,  Junior Olympic silver,  Youth Olympic bronze, Women’s world bronze, European under 23 gold, European youth gold, two European schoolboy bronze.Gold in the Ukraine Cup, four multi nations gold,  multi nations bronze, a three-star coach, Donegal sports star of the year, Donegal News Sports Personality of the Year,  Donegal News Young Sports Personality of the Year and Donegal News Club of the Year award.The club recently acquired two more national titles with Leah Gallen winning ‘Girl 2 ‘Gold and Michael Gallagher winning National under 18 heavy weight champion.   This brings the clubs total all Ireland titles to forty five.This massively successful club is going from strength to strength and Conor Quigley Head Coach and Club funder believes that the accomplishments achieved by the club are all due to communications, leadership and a sense of community“You have to have a special bond with each individual, each athlete is different they all tick in their own individual way, so it’s about building their confidence in themselves and supporting them to achieve their potential. There is no secret to success it’s all about hard work, dedication and sacrifice. Everyone wants success but not everyone is willing to sacrifice what is needed to be successful, that’s the difference between becoming a successful athlete and not”                EXCITING TIMES IN THE BASE ENTERPRISE CENTRE AS NEW BUSINESSES START OUT ON THEIR ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNEY was last modified: May 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsThe Baselast_img read more

Couple build `firetruck’ to protect home, property

first_imgLA HABRA HEIGHTS – George Edwards knows all about fires. He’s been in them taking pictures as a television cameraman since 1982.Now as a La Habra Heights resident, he’s still concerned about fires. Only, he’s not taking pictures, but is making plans to fight them.Edwards, 37, and his wife, Julie, 43, acquired their own firetruck – an attachment with a 110-gallon container, hose and high-pressure pump to a tractor. It’s the equivalent of a class 7 standard firetruck, he said.They also installed two hydrants – one above the house and another below it – and widened their driveway on the 1.5-acre property on Fullerton Road.They figure they can get water on a fire within 30 seconds.“I’ve been in my share of forest fires,” he said. “We consider ourselves vulnerable. If we want to sleep well and give ourselves a fighting chance, we don’t have to necessarily take up arms, but take up hoses.”Former La Habra Heights fire Chief Robert Wilson, also a 35-year veteran on the Santa Fe Springs Fire Department, said he’s not sure if what the Edwards are doing is necessary.But it doesn’t hurt, Wilson said.“Any type of fire protection is good,” he said. “I can’t criticize anything.”And the sooner one starts to fight a fire, the better, he said.“A fire doubles in size every minute that it goes unextinguished,” Wilson said.The Edwards family purchased their house in June 2002 and soon found out they had fire issues.There was dense brush around the house and it needed to be cleared away.They also were nervous about the distance the city’s fire station is from their house.While they live near Harbor Boulevard, the fire station is a couple of miles away on Hacienda Road.When they heard the station was going to be moved north, the Edwards family became even more nervous. Most of the fire trucks go south to Whittier Boulevard and then back up on Harbor Boulevard.“The fire station \ in our judgment is 15 minutes away,” he said.La Habra Heights fire Chief John Nielsen disputes the 15-minute figure, saying firetrucks can get their sooner by using East Road.“There’s no place in the city we can’t reach in seven minutes,” Nielsen said.Still, last summer the Edwards purchased the different parts of their fire attachment, putting it together themselves at a cost of about $4,000.The Edwards also have practiced using the hose as part of their plan that starts with calling 9-1-1. Their plan calls for the two to drive their rig to the fire. Then Julie Edwards takes the hose, pouring water on it while her husband attaches a hose to the hydrant. He then will take over the hose.They try to hold off the fire until the Fire Department shows up, he said.“We’re not trying to replace the Fire Department,” he said. “We just saw the need to protect ourselves.”George Edwards said he has no intention of getting too close to any fire that would place he or his wife in danger. 698-0955, Ext. 3022 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgTime to go? Alan ShatterDONEGAL councillor Frank McBrearty Jnr has tonight reiterated his call for Justice Minister Alan Shatter to resign following the early retirement earlier of Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan.Cllr McBrearty – given €1.5M in compensation after being framed for murder by corrupt gardai – accused Deputy Shatter of failing the people of Ireland “just like every other justice minister.”The Taoiseach told opposition TDs in the Dail today that he would not be giving them “a head on a plate.” It has also emerged that calls into and out of Garda stations were recorded up until November 2013. An inquiry has been launched.Cllr McBrearty said the whole nation had lost confidence in Minister Shatter, saying: “It’s time for him to go.“The behaviour of some members of An Garda Siochana in Donegal cost this country €200M in costs through the Morris Tribunal but most of the recommendations of that tribunal were never implemented. It’s a disgrace.“Shatter must go. Simple as that. He has failed the people of this country and we still have an totally unaccountable policing service.” Earlier the Government issued a new statement on Garda station recordings.The statement says: “At its meeting today, the Government considered a new and very serious issue relating to An Garda Síochána.“The implications of this matter are potentially of such gravity that the Government has decided to set up a statutory Commission of Investigation into this matter of significant public concern. It will be chaired by a senior serving or retired member of the Judiciary.“In the context of ongoing legal proceedings in a particular case, the Government has learned that a system was in place in a large number of Garda stations whereby incoming and outgoing telephone calls were taped and recorded.“The Government was informed of this new information at its meeting today. “As the matter is before the Courts, it is not appropriate to make any further comment on the specific case.“From the information available, the practice of making recordings was in place for many years and was discontinued in November of 2013. It is not yet clear why this practice was in operation.“The Government is extremely concerned about this information.“The Government has asked for a full, detailed report on all aspects of this matter from An Garda Síochána and the Department of Justice and Equality, so that an informed decision can be made on the legal and other consequences, with the assistance of the Attorney General. “The terms of reference for the Commission of Investigation will be decided shortly, once a full report on the circumstances has been made available to the Government.“The Government also decided to agree to the retirement of Mr Martin Callinan from the position of Commissioner of An Garda Síochána.“The Government thanked the Commissioner for his long and dedicated service to the State.“In accordance with the relevant provisions of the Garda Síochána Act, 2005, Deputy Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan has been appointed as interim Garda Commissioner.“Arrangements will be put in place for an open competition for a permanent appointment to the post of Garda Commissioner as soon as is practicable.“The Government reiterated its commitment to its extensive programme of reform, including the passing of the Government legislation to protect whistleblowers and to extend freedom of information.“It also reiterated its commitment to the reform of Garda oversight and accountability.“This will include the establishment of an independent Garda authority, which is appropriate to Ireland’s needs and which will maintain appropriate democratic accountability to the Oireachtas.“The Government will bring forward the full detail of its comprehensive reform proposals in the coming months.“This will be done following the completion of the current inquiries by Judge Cooke and Mr Guerin, the forthcoming hearings by the Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality and the Review of the Garda Síochána which is currently under way under the Haddington Road Agreement.”ALAN SHATTER MUST GO TOO – McBREARTY was last modified: March 25th, 2014 by John2Share 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

New coalition ramps up agricultural push for NAFTA

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A broad-based group of over 30 organizations representing growers, refiners, producers, transporters, retailers and consumers announced the formation of Americans for Farmers & Families (AFF), a coalition that will work to ensure President Donald Trump and Congressional leaders understand the importance of preserving and modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to America’s agricultural and retail economies.“Canada and Mexico represent the second and third largest markets for U.S. agriculture,” said AFF leadership committee member Neil Dierks, CEO of the National Pork Producers Council. “A modernized NAFTA is critical to the prosperity of rural America.”Since taking effect in 1994, the positive impacts of NAFTA extend beyond America’s farming community, and have helped the food and agricultural industries to grow to support more than 43 million jobs. But it is rural economies and communities that are among the biggest winners under NAFTA, the very same communities that powered President Trump to victory in 2016.Under NAFTA, food and agriculture exports have more than quadrupled and account for 25% of American exports. One in every 10 acres of American crops is for export to NAFTA partners. NAFTA has fueled agriculture-related industries’ growth, which in turn has been a driver in building American jobs. Today, American food and agriculture supports more than 20% of the U.S. workforce and provides more manufacturing jobs than any other sector. And NAFTA has helped keep grocery prices down for all Americans.“Farm Belt voters supported President Trump by a three-to-one margin in the last election and they are counting on President Trump to improve NAFTA in the modernization negotiations,” said John Bode, president and CEO of the Corn Refiners Association and a member of AFF’s leadership committee. “It’s not an exaggeration to say many farmers are still farming today because of NAFTA. We know that President Trump has a lot of experience negotiating good deals. We support him in updating and improving NAFTA.”NAFTA has opened markets to America’s farmers, grown domestic jobs and supported $127 billion in annual economic activity. Fruit and vegetable exports alone from the United States to Canada and Mexico have more than tripled under NAFTA. As President Trump’s negotiators are debating major changes to the agreement, we will ensure they keep a clear eye on the positive impact NAFTA has had on the American economy, job growth and wages.“NAFTA has opened new markets to America’s farmers and ranchers, and U.S. agricultural exports to Canada and Mexico have quadrupled under the agreement,” said Zippy Duval, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation and a member of AFF’s leadership committee. “The current negotiations should build upon that success. Farm Bureau is pleased to work with AFF as well as Farmers for Free Trade and other collaborative efforts to engage farmers and leaders at the local, state and national levels and deliver that message to Congress and the President.”As part of this effort, AFF will be launching a robust educational campaign to highlight the positive impact NAFTA achieves for hard-working Americans and lay the groundwork for an updated trade agreement that preserves America’s strong economic standing for decades to come.“We look forward to being active participants in this discussion as we ensure the growers, producers, processors, transporters, retailers and consumers we represent have their voices heard,” said Chris Novak, CEO of the National Corn Growers Association and another member of AFF’s leadership committee. “This issue is simply too important for us to sit on the sidelines.”For more information on AFF, including an initial membership list, please visit read more