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Dominican Republic Navy Midshipmen Receive Training on ‘Maestro del Mar 2014’

first_img ARD fights drug trafficking A group of midshipmen from the Navy of the Dominican Republic (ARD) recently boarded a ship for a cruise in the beautiful waters of the Caribbean – but this was no vacation. This was Maestro del Mar 2014, a series of drills held from November 17-28. A group of midshipmen from the Navy of the Dominican Republic (ARD) recently boarded a ship for a cruise in the beautiful waters of the Caribbean – but this was no vacation. This was Maestro del Mar 2014, a series of drills held from November 17-28. The training ship departed from San Soucí Naval Station. There, Vice Admiral Edmundo Félix Pimentel, chief of naval operations, and a delegation of admirals and senior and junior officers, met participants after the exercises. “The peaceful waters of the Caribbean have been turned into a very active route for drug traffickers,” said Pou. The training ship departed from San Soucí Naval Station. There, Vice Admiral Edmundo Félix Pimentel, chief of naval operations, and a delegation of admirals and senior and junior officers, met participants after the exercises. The training exercises, held to familiarize participants with the daily tasks and activities of the Coast Guard service and interceptor ships, proceeded in two phases: the first at sea, the second on land. They included coastal and electronic navigation, ship formation maneuvers, drills in unit command and control, and the study of naval sciences. The midshipmen also conducted exercises in at-sea law enforcement, search and rescue operations, and maritime interdiction, including boarding suspect ships. “The Navy of the Dominican Republic no longer conducts training like Maestro del Mar 2014 as a primary operation but rather the training focuses on creating a more technological view of the military’s functions,” according to Daniel Pou, associate researcher at the Latin American School of Social Sciences (FLACSO) in the Dominican Republic. “This process of continual training is an essential element for them.” Working under the legal guidance of the Prosecutor’s Office, the ARD detected and intercepted an Eduardoño class boat as it entered Dominican waters. A Dominican Air Force helicopter transported a DNCD tactical team to Saono to participate in the investigation and arrests; its agents took custody of the drugs. The suspects will eventually be brought to trial by the Prosecutor’s Office for the Province of La Altagracia (Este). The training mission allowed the participating midshipmen to conduct drills using the latest in naval technology. The ARD has invested heavily in naval technology in recent years. By Dialogo December 15, 2014 The 5,000 sailors and marines in the ARD rely on training and technology to battle drug trafficking by transnational criminal organizations. Preparing to use the latest in naval equipment has helped the ARD register important victories against narco-traffickers. “The Navy runs a joint patrol with the National Drug Enforcement Directorate,” Pou said. “The Dominican Republic’s military aviation units maintain a constant patrol over the country’s coast. The coordinated actions and surveillance efforts are conducted jointly by the Dominican Navy and Air Force, and this cooperation leads to very significant seizures.” Because of its geographic location, the Dominican Republic is an important transshipment point for drug trafficking organizations. The island has many ports, which are used by vessels which transport goods to the United States and Europe. Drug traffickers often hide narcotics inside containers of fruit and other products that the country exports, such as clothing. “The Navy of the Dominican Republic no longer conducts training like Maestro del Mar 2014 as a primary operation but rather the training focuses on creating a more technological view of the military’s functions,” according to Daniel Pou, associate researcher at the Latin American School of Social Sciences (FLACSO) in the Dominican Republic. “This process of continual training is an essential element for them.” The 5,000 sailors and marines in the ARD rely on training and technology to battle drug trafficking by transnational criminal organizations. Preparing to use the latest in naval equipment has helped the ARD register important victories against narco-traffickers. “The Navy runs a joint patrol with the National Drug Enforcement Directorate,” Pou said. “The Dominican Republic’s military aviation units maintain a constant patrol over the country’s coast. The coordinated actions and surveillance efforts are conducted jointly by the Dominican Navy and Air Force, and this cooperation leads to very significant seizures.” Because of its geographic location, the Dominican Republic is an important transshipment point for drug trafficking organizations. The island has many ports, which are used by vessels which transport goods to the United States and Europe. Drug traffickers often hide narcotics inside containers of fruit and other products that the country exports, such as clothing. Emphasis on technology For example, November 24, the ARD in cooperation with the National Drug Enforcement Directorate (DNCD) arrested three Venezuelan citizens and seized their cargo of 775 packets of cocaine or heroin on the island of Saona, in the country’s southeast. “The peaceful waters of the Caribbean have been turned into a very active route for drug traffickers,” said Pou. The training mission allowed the participating midshipmen to conduct drills using the latest in naval technology. The ARD has invested heavily in naval technology in recent years. Emphasis on technology For example, November 24, the ARD in cooperation with the National Drug Enforcement Directorate (DNCD) arrested three Venezuelan citizens and seized their cargo of 775 packets of cocaine or heroin on the island of Saona, in the country’s southeast. The training exercises, held to familiarize participants with the daily tasks and activities of the Coast Guard service and interceptor ships, proceeded in two phases: the first at sea, the second on land. They included coastal and electronic navigation, ship formation maneuvers, drills in unit command and control, and the study of naval sciences. The midshipmen also conducted exercises in at-sea law enforcement, search and rescue operations, and maritime interdiction, including boarding suspect ships. ARD fights drug trafficking Working under the legal guidance of the Prosecutor’s Office, the ARD detected and intercepted an Eduardoño class boat as it entered Dominican waters. A Dominican Air Force helicopter transported a DNCD tactical team to Saono to participate in the investigation and arrests; its agents took custody of the drugs. The suspects will eventually be brought to trial by the Prosecutor’s Office for the Province of La Altagracia (Este). last_img read more

Lee’s Heisman campaign takes off

first_img“Chin Music” runs every other Thursday. If you would like to comment on this story, visit DailyTrojan.com or email Will at [email protected] Once Matt Barkley announced last December that he would be returning to USC for his senior season, he immediately became the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy.But on the first play of scrimmage during the Trojans’ season, sophomore wide receiver Marqise Lee gave a sign of what was to come, catching a screen pass, juking two Hawai’i defenders and galloping 75 yards down the sideline for a touchdown.It looked like the beginning of another beautiful season for Barkley and Lee, but only the latter has lived up to the lofty expectations placed on him.While Barkley has been bearing the brunt of the blame in the national media for the Trojans’ three losses, Lee has been putting up video-game numbers, and is now USC’s best candidate for the school’s first Heisman winner since Reggie Bush won the award in 2005.USC’s athletic department has taken notice of this turn of events — on Wednesday, it shifted its focus to Lee’s candidacy by releasing a two-minute YouTube video that begins with the question, “Who is the best player in college football?”The video goes on to display Lee’s season highlights, subtitled with his eye-popping stats and quotes from opposing coaches.“Marqise Lee may be the best receiver I’ve had the opportunity to coach against,” Oregon coach Chip Kelly is quoted as saying. He later continued to declare that Lee is “impressive on film, but even more impressive when you watch him in person.”“He’s not an NFL prospect, he’s an NFL for sure,” UCLA coach Jim Mora said. “He can start in the NFL right now.”USC coach Lane Kiffin says gushing comments from rival coaches will end up holding more credence than anything he could say about his star wideout.“As a head coach, you’re always gonna say good things about your stars,” Kiffin said. “When other people are making statements like that, I think that should be more powerful than a video being sent out or numbers being sent out.”Still, Lee’s numbers are mighty impressive.The flanker leads the nation with 88 receptions and 2,007 all-purpose yards, and is second in receiving yards (1,286) and third in touchdowns (12).In the past two weeks alone, he’s racked up 28 receptions, 502 receiving yards and 877 all-purpose yards.“It’s unusual for a receiver to have the type of numbers that he’s having,” Kiffin said. “I didn’t have anything to do with the production of the video, but it’d be hard to argue that he’s not playing as well as anybody in America.”Heisman pundits have somewhat taken notice of Lee’s accomplishments, but as of now, he probably won’t be invited to New York as one of the five Heisman finalists.On ESPN’s Heisman Watch released Tuesday, Lee was ranked seventh. Kansas State’s Collin Klein garnered 13 out of 15 first-place votes, while Oregon’s Kenjon Barner and Alabama’s AJ McCarron tallied one first-place vote each and finished second and third, respectively.There are a few disadvantages that Lee will have to overcome to claim the coveted award, the first  being the position he plays.It’s been over 20 years since a receiver last won the Heisman — Michigan’s Desmond Howard was the last to do so in 1991. Only three wideouts have won the trophy in its 77-year history, and the last 14 winners have been either quarterbacks or running backs.“He doesn’t get as much touches as a running back would, or a quarterback would,” Kiffin said.But the biggest obstacle standing in Lee’s way? The number three. As in the amount of losses USC has already suffered this season.Out of the nine players listed on ESPN’s Heisman Watch, Lee is the only one to play on a team with more than two losses.In fact, six of the candidates — Klein, Barner, McCarron, Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o, Ohio State’s Braxton Miller and Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater — have yet to experience the agony of defeat this season.Kiffin thinks Lee’s record-breaking game (345 receiving yards) against Arizona two weeks ago lost some of its luster because of the team’s subsequent defeats.“You have some historical performances coming out of [Barkley] and Marqise that are being missed,” Kiffin said. “We always tell our players, ‘The more games you win, the more awards come.’”If that’s true, then it doesn’t really matter if Lee continues to stockpile receptions, all-purpose yards and touchdowns.Unfortunately, if we don’t see the Trojans in Pasadena for the Rose Bowl come January, then we won’t see Lee in New York, either.last_img read more

Sušić Announced List of Football Players for World Championship in Brazil

first_imgThe coach of B&H football representation Safet Sušić announced the list of football players who are invited to prepare for the world championship in Brazil.Sušić’s list contains 24 players who will travel to Brazil.“I have decided for 24 players considering the fact that I do not know yet whether Mujdža will be ready. In each case, 24 players will travel to Brazil”, said Sušić, adding that he will make the decision about 23 players who will officially represent B&H in the World Championship on 3 June, when is the final deadline for it.Sušić has decided for players who have brought previous qualifications for World Championship, and as is announced, he has not invited other football players who do not play in their clubs, such as Zahirović and Stevanović. Elvir Rahimić is not in the list either from the standard representatives. He will travel to Brazil as part of the expert team.Sušić’s list is as follow:goalkeepers: Asmir Begović, Jasmin Fejzić, Asmir Avdukićdefense: Emir Spahić, Toni Šunjić, Sead Kolašinac, Ognjen Vranješ, Ervin Zukanović, Ermin Bičakčić, Muhamed Bešić, Mensur Mujdžamidfielders: Miralem Pjanić, Izet Hajrović, Haris Medunjanin, Senad Lulić, Anel Hadžić, Tino Sušić, Sejad Salihović, Zvjezdan Misimović, Senijad Ibričić, Avdija Vršajevićattack: Edin Džeko, Vedad Ibišević, Edin Višća.Preparations will start on 15 May by gathering at the hotel “Herzegovina” in Ilidža. Sušić expects all the players but the problem could be with the players who perform for Italy because the championship finishes on 18 May.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

Two Footballers will not play in a Friendly Match against Spain

first_imgAfter the UEFA League match against Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina expects a friendly match with Spain on Sunday.Robert Prosinecki. BiH team head coach, will not be able to count on Miralem Pjanic and Ognjen Vranjec for this friendly match.Namely, Pjanic has problems with his leg, while Vranjes has an inflammation of the throat.Dragons went to Las Palmas today at 12:00 o’clock.last_img

Senior Services for South Sound Celebrates the 2018 Subaru Share the…

first_imgFacebook21Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Senior Services for South SoundThis holiday season, we hope you’ll Share the Love by supporting vulnerable seniors nationwide. Since the Share the Love Event began in 2008, Subaru and its participating retailers have donated nearly 2 million meals, safety checks and friendly visits to seniors being served by local Meals on Wheels programs across the country.The need to feed seniors grows! One out of seven seniors struggle with hunger, over 16 million are isolated and over 18 million living in poverty. Meals on wheels delivers the support that keeps seniors in their homes, where they want to be.As part of a national partnership with Meals on Wheels America, for every new vehicle sold or leased from November 15, 2018, through January 2, 2019, Subaru of America will donate $250 to the purchaser’s choice of participating charities – one of which is Meals on Wheels offered by Senior Services for South Sound. Help us end senior hunger! For more information, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/sharethelove.last_img read more

Government Transparency Reinforced By OPRA Decision

first_imgHis request was ultimately denied, with Galloway Township claiming that fulfilling the OPRA request would mean creating a new record, an issue courts have said is not permitted through OPRA.Paff ’s case won at trial court, though was eventually overturned by the Appellate Division. That court found creating an email log with requested information would indeed be creating a new record.When researching the case, Luers said he and his team could not find a situation across the country where states limited access to emails, adding that emails are a way of “efficiently searching” any and all information. More than 25,000 members have connected with the group since its inception in January 2014 and Gallagher said it has become a real force of news in Monmouth County.“It’s a critical tool, and it’s changed the way that people get their information,” he said.He noted different movements or causes in the county that have utilized Facebook to their advantage, ranging from the Residents Against Giant Electric group fighting high-voltage transmission lines through five towns, or the Little Silver Against the Cell Tower initiative, comprised of residents opposed to a cell tower erected less than 500 feet from a school.Gallagher also cited the sea-level community in Highlands, where “people used Facebook to change our form of government from a partisan town to a non-partisan town, and elected a whole new slew of people.”Miller, the Rutgers professor, maintained that locals have influence on their town’s governing bodies.“Government transparency should be happening every single day,” Miller said. “You should be able to see it.”This article was first published in the June 29-July 6, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times. “I can’t imagine living in a state where electronic records are not accessible,” Luers said. “I can’t fathom it.”Galloway Township fought hard to preserve the Appellate Division’s ruling, and sought help from the New Jersey State League of Municipalities (NJSLOM) during the trial, which served as amicus on the case.In a statement to The Two River Times, Michael F. Cerra, NJSLOM’s assistant executive director and director of government affairs said the organization was “troubled by the decision.”Cerra continued, citing concerns that this decision “blurs the lines” between creating and disclosing new records.“This court decision fundamentally changes the scope of OPRA and leads municipalities down a path of having to create records, at taxpayer’s expense,” Cerra said.Conversely, some argue that the court case champions the fight for more government transparency, a hot-button issue highlighted by the 2016 presidential election.“We all know the saying, the best remedy for anything is sunshine,” said Steven Miller, the director of undergraduate studies in Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University. “Our laws, our records, what our government does, what our governmental agencies do, should be open to viewing by reporters, by the press, by the public.”Miller pointed to all Americans, not just New Jerseyans, who have fought to gather more information from municipal, county and federal governments.“Without the voters making their voices heard and forcing government to show its hand, this would not have happened,” Miller said.‘THE BEST WATCHDOGS’While it was Paff who took the most recent OPRA fight to the courts, he is certainly not the only resident striving for more government transparency in the Garden State.“You need people that are not tied to government to act as watchdogs,” said Luers. “The best watchdogs are the people that go to their own town meetings because they know their own town the best.”That is the case in Monmouth County, where locals in the Two River area have taken up less-combative arms, with their camcorders and smartphones in hand, to document what their towns do on a bi-weekly basis.“It’s vital to our form of democracy that this information is available,” said Holmdel resident Scott Goldstein, referring to public township meetings.Goldstein, who serves as president of the Holmdel-based land preservation group Citizens for Informed Land Use (CILU), has been a regular fixture at Holmdel Township Committee meetings over the past two decades.Before bringing his camera and tripod to the first meeting nearly a year and a half ago, Goldstein said he was one of many CILU members who documented and sent out information learned through township committee meetings.That method of sharing information has evolved into videotaping Holmdel’s elected officials from the dais, a way for residents unable to attend meetings to witness what happens firsthand. The videos are found on the CILU Holmdel YouTube channel.“If you want to put your foot in your mouth, I’m just going to be the person there recording it,” Goldstein said. “If you want to be a jerk about how you deal with your community, that’s up to you.”Goldstein said because of the videos, litigation has been brought on the Holmdel Township Committee four separate times to stop developments in town – most notably a $3.3 million bond for synthetic turf fields at Cross Farm Park and the building of affordable housing units at Palmer Square.Video cameras have also become a common occurrence at Middletown Township meetings in recent years.“I believe that this provides an important vehicle to those who cannot come out to a meeting,” said Middletown resident Don Watson.Watson serves as the Middletown Township Democrat Committee chairman, and has long lobbied the all-Republican Township Committee to record township meetings themselves and broadcast on public television channels.When the township denied that request, citing a $110,000 cost, Watson started the Middletown Open Government group to fund and discuss information shared at the public meetings.He said nearly $1,000 was raised for video equipment, and he began uploading the meeting videos to his YouTube channel, MiddletownOG.Watson has recorded meetings involving two of the township’s most contentious planning board applications in recent years – the Trinity Hall campus development on Chapel Hill Road and the Village 35 commercial complex project, which is still before the board.Regarding what other costs he incurs for recording the meetings, Watson said “It costs me my time, and that’s it.”FACEBOOK PLAYS A ROLEBesides YouTube, the other power player in local municipal discussion is the social network site Facebook. Not only does it draw teenagers, parents and businesses, but the site has become a haven for sharing local news across the town lines.One of the most prominent public Facebook groups in the area is Monmouth County News, supervised by Art Gallagher, a social media consultant and publisher of the conservative blog More Monmouth Musings.center_img By Jay Cook |A state Supreme Court decision last week reaffirmed what many Sunshine Law advocates have known as gospel for years: email records are public records.After years of bouncing among New Jersey courtrooms, Open Public Record Act (OPRA) activists were afforded a win with the John Paff v. Galloway Township decision on June 20, which found that emails are deemed information stored electronically, lawfully falling under state OPRA guidelines.“(This decision) puts New Jersey in the vanguard in terms of access to electronic records,” said Walter M. Luers, the attorney who represented Paff throughout the litigation. “It puts us right in the 21st century.”On June 28, 2013, Paff filed an OPRA request with Galloway Township, Atlantic County, seeking information from emails sent between the township’s clerk and chief of police. In the request, Paff highlighted the terms “sender,” “recipient,” “date,” and “subject.”last_img read more

Public Gets First Look at T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center

first_imgRED BANK – Hundreds passed through the newly restored T. Thomas Fortune Cultural Center in Red Bank last weekend for a preview of the building following an extensive restoration by Roger Mumford Homes and French & Parrello Associates. Fortune (1856-1928) was an orator, Civil Rights leader, journalist and influential publisher of a leading black newspaper known as The New York Age. There were readings from African-American authors over both days, including two poems Fortune published in 1905 in his book “Dreams of Life” while living in the house. The mansion at 94 Drs. James Parker Blvd. will be open during the Weekend in Old Monmouth, May 4 and 5. The ribbon cutting is scheduled for May 23. Photos by Patrick Oliverolast_img read more

Former Rumson Mayor, US Senator to be Honored for Holocaust Rescue…

first_img“It really is an untold storyabout this man who qualified tobe a ‘Righteous Gentile,’” saidJoy Kurland, JHSNJ executivedirector. In October 1943, Barbour and a handful of his fellow legislators met with a group of 400 rabbis who had marched in Washington to demand that the U.S. government intervene in the Holocaust. Days later Barbour introduced a bill proposing that the U.S. allow 100,000 refugees under threat by Hitler to enter the U.S. and stay for the duration of the war. As the rest of the world argued about what to do, whether to intervene or isolate, whether to opt for conscience or complacency, some spoke out loud and clear. Although he came from a wealthy family – his father was the founder of the Barbour Linen Thread Company in Paterson – he forged a unique path to Congress that included rejecting a Princeton education in favor of the family business and a boxing career that led to his triumph as the World Champion Amateur Heavyweight Boxing Champion in 1910. Among them was Monmouth Beach-born W. Warren Barbour, a former mayor of Rumson, former World Heavyweight Amateur Boxing Champion and finally, a distinguished senator from New Jersey. A Republican like his father before him, Barbour was elected to the Rumson Borough Council in 1922 and became mayor of Rumson in 1923 – a position he held until 1928. For Jews and other minorities targeted by the Nazis, the madness spreading across Europe in the 1930s and 1940s was a death sentence. Fur ther research revealed much more about Barbour and his connection to Paterson through the Barbour Linen Thread Mill. “Prior to (World War II), the public was over whelmingly against additional immigration,” Medoff noted in emailed comments regarding his research. “There was also strong opposition to getting involved in the war. The general attitude was that the U.S. should not get mixed up in Europe’s problems.” After a bout with tuberculosis in his youth, Barbour passed on a Princeton education in favor of a boxing career, winning the Amateur Heavyweight Boxing title as a young man.Photo courtesy The Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey After his father’s death in 1917, Barbour took over the presidency of the family firm. A few years later, he embarked on a political career. It was a time of racial, ethnic and religious divides; a time of turmoil marked by protests and polarization over immigration, threats of war and worries over economic uncertainty. A Republican, Sen. Barbour voted in favor of the legislation that established the Social Security Administration under Democratic President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Barbour died in office Nov. 22, 1943 at the age of 58.Photo courtesy The Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey Sharing the story with fellow members of the society, Polton garnered support for the idea of honoring Barbour and sharing his story. The society was able to raise the money to hire Medoff to conduct fur ther research on Barbour and prepare a lecture in his honor. As his prominence grew, Barbour’s remarks in Congress became the genesis of a newspaper column echoing his advocacy for social justice and equality. By Eileen Moon Born in Monmouth Beach, Sen. W. Warren Barbour served as a councilman and mayor of Rumson before entering Congress. Throughout his life, he was a passionate advocate for equal rights for all citizens. In 1943, he introduced a bill in Congress that would have given refuge in the United States to 100,000 Jews and other minorities targeted by the Nazis for the duration of the war.Photo courtesy The Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey For decades, his history rested quietly in various archives. Browsing through the digital copies of a Jewish newspaper published in the Paterson area one day, JHSNJ president Richard Polton happened upon a page containing a column by Sen. Barbour outlining his argument for tolerance and equality. For reservations and information on the program, contact the Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey at 201-300-6590 or email [email protected] During his years in Congress, Barbour was a strong advocate for social justice and religious tolerance. “There can be no peace until human beings recognize the rights of others less fortunate than they are or who possess different religions or philosophies,” he wrote. “Enduring peace will be found only in the doctrine of ‘live and let live.’ ’’ Appointed to the Senate to fill the unexpired term of Dwight Morrow in 1931, Barbour served until 1936, when a Democratic landslide led by Franklin Delano Roosevelt swept him out of office. He returned to the Senate in 1938 when he was appointed to fill the unexpired term of John G. Milton. Before the bill could proceed, Barbour suffered a heart attack, dying in office Nov. 22, 1943. He was 55. In 1927, Barbour donated his family home to the borough in memory of his parents. In 1929, the building at 80 River Road became the town’s first borough hall. Prior to that, the mayor and council met in the firehouse on Center Street. The Barbour donation served as the center of borough operations until 2008, when a new building took its place. On Sunday, Nov. 3, the Jewish Historical Society of North Jersey will honor Barbour for his Holocaust rescue efforts with a reception and lecture about Barbour’s life and achievements by Rafael Medoff, executive director of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies in Washington D.C. “Here we are in 2019 and the issues of tolerance are still completely relevant,” noted Polton. “It’s just an incredible story. Here’s a man who really stepped outside of what you would imagine were the prevailing attitudes of his milieu in a progressive way.” Public opinion began to shift in late 1943 and early 1944. “With the defeat of the Germans at Stalingrad and the surrender of Italy and other developments, many Americans felt more secure in the likelihood of victory and more willing to extend a helping hand,” he continued. Medoff will share details of his research during his lecture Nov. 3. The lecture will take place in a portion of the former Barbour Mill, now the Art Factory, at 70 Spruce St., Paterson. The lecture is free but reser vations are recommended. Members of Barbour’s family will attend the event. last_img read more

Five Donegal winners selected for National Lottery Good Causes Awards

first_imgFive Donegal organisations have been announced as county winners in the National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2019.The Earagail Arts Festival, Liquid Therapy in Bundoran, Anam Cara Donegal, Donegal G.A.P Heritage and History Group, Cairde Le Cheile have been selected as the five winners of the national award from the county.The awards were created to honour and showcase the inspiring work being carried out by thousands of projects, clubs and individuals in their local communities across Ireland thanks to National Lottery Good Causes funding. Nearly 30 cents of every euro spent on National Lottery games goes back to Good Causes all over the country.Announcing the winners of the county phase of the awards today, National Lottery CEO, Dermot Griffin, said: “We were bowled over by the number and calibre of entries we received for these awards and it is proof that organisations supported by National Lottery funding are having a huge impact in their local communities. Recognising and celebrating this impact is what the National Lottery Good Causes Awards is all about.”The awards, which culminates in a televised Gala Awards Dinner in Dublin on Saturday, 2nd November, has six main categories: Sport, Health & Wellbeing, Heritage, Arts & Culture, Community and Youth. A seventh category, Irish Language, will have a special award to be announced on the night at the Awards final, in recognition of outstanding work done in the promotion of the Irish Language.Speaking on selecting the winners, Broadcaster, publisher and businesswoman, Norah Casey, who is Chair of the competition’s judging panel, said: “It is a privilege to be involved in these awards and to learn first-hand of the impact of Good Causes in every parish, village and town in Ireland. They truly are ordinary people doing extraordinary things. “With more than 480 entries, selecting the county winners has been a very tough job. I congratulate all of those who have come through the County phase of the competition and look forward to the Regional Finals later this month.”These winners will now go forward to the six Regional finals, competing for a place in the National Finals in Dublin on Saturday 2nd November.Each category winner will receive €10,000 and the overall Good Cause of the Year will receive an additional €25,000.The full list of County Winners can be found at www.lottery.ie/goodcausesawards.The Donegal winners are: Sport – Liquid Therapy: Liquid Therapy is a not for profit foundation that provides ocean, surf, and water therapy for young people with physical, emotional, behavioural or intellectual needs. Good Causes funding allowed it to provide surfboards and bodysuits for a growing number of members.Health & Wellbeing – Anam Cara: Anam Cara is an organisation founded in 2008 by bereaved parents to ensure all bereaved families have access to information and support. The Donegal branch provides a wide range of bereavement support services, peer support and understanding to parents who have experienced the death of a childHeritage – Donegal GAP Heritage & History Group: Donegal GAP History and Heritage Group are non-profit voluntary community group primarily based in the Glenties, Ardara and Portnoo (GAP) areas of South West, Donegal. They aim to research, develop, protect and promote the built heritage of GAP and the surrounding areasArts & Culture – Earagail Arts Festival: The Earagail Arts Festival is an annual festival which takes place in County Donegal since 1988. The Festival includes parades, street performances and numerous plays, musical concerts and comedy acts in towns and villages across County Donegal.Community – Cairde Le Cheile: The Cairde le Cheile mantra is ‘Friends Together Supporting People with Disability’. Their aim is to provide sporting, social and employment opportunities for people with disability, as well as young people and senior citizens in County Donegal.Youth – Involve: Involve is a youth project with recognises the equality of the Traveller Community by providing programmes, initiatives and services that promote the participation and inclusion of the Traveller Community in Irish Society.Five Donegal winners selected for National Lottery Good Causes Awards was last modified: May 3rd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Bullock ends Rain or Shine skid in nipping of Kia

first_imgCatriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses J’Nathan Bullock. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJ’Nathan Bullock made an immediate impact in his first game in a Rain or Shine jersey, towing his side to a 94-86 win over Kia Sunday in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup at Mall of Asia Arena.The 30-year-old forward didn’t shy away from the spotlight, tallying 20 points, 10 rebounds, two steals, and two blocks to help halt the Elasto Painters’ two-game losing skid for an even 2-2 slate.ADVERTISEMENT UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View comments LATEST STORIES Coach Caloy Garcia, though, noted that there’s still a lot to be desired in the Elastopainters’ performance after they let a 7-point advantage, 76-59, dwindle down to five, 87-82, courtesy of a Markeith Cummings jumper with 1:57 to play.“We played sloppy in the second half, turned the ball over a lot, and it’s just that our import took too much outside shots,” said Garcia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“[Bullock] only started attacking the basket in the last six minutes of the game and that was the only time we started getting to the line. I know our import can shoot from the outside, but in our game today, maybe he became tight. But once he gets used to it, he’ll be ok,” said Garcia.Chris Tiu got going with 3-of-5 from beyond the arc to wound up with 13 markers, eight assists, and five boards, while Beau Belga had 12 points and three rebounds before getting ejected at the 6:50 mark of the third for incurring a technical foul and a flagrant foul penalty one. AVC: Thailand escapes China in thrilling five-set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Quarters: 21-17, 44-36, 71-59, 94-86. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:11PBA Season 43: Kia Picanto00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes New acquisitions Ed Daquioag and Mark Borboran also had decent showings in their first game for Rain or Shine, nabbing a combined 13 markers and seven boards.Cummings almost carried Kia to its first win of the conference, but Glenn Khobuntin was whistled for a foul within the last two minutes, allowing Tiu to can two freebies to quash the Picanto run, before Bullock ultimately doused that uproar with his dagger baseline jumper in the final 1:16.Cummings paced the still winless Kia (0-6) with 30 points, seven rebounds, two assists, and two steals, while Reden Celda got 15 markers, six boards, and three steals.The Scores:RAIN OR SHINE 94 – Bullock 20, Tiu 13, Belga 12, Daquioag 8, Ponferrada 7, Trollano 6, Maiquez 6, Yap 5, Borboran 5, King 5, Cruz 4, Ahanmisi 3.KIA 86 – Cummings 30, Celda 15, Revilla 11, Corpuz 10, Deutchman 10, Nimes 3, Khobuntin 3, Yee 2, Ballesteros 2, Paniamogan 0, Galanza 0, Caperal 0, Jaime 0.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more