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Presented by Pembina Pipeline Corporation. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – This weekend’s Fundraising Gala for the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation is a sold-out event.This is the Foundation’s 25th Anniversary of being in the community. Founded by, Archie Ferguson, the Foundation has helped to purchase over $15 million in medical equipment to better the community of the North Peace.The ‘Be an Angel’ Gala is being held at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019.- Advertisement -The Celebration includes raffles, games, entertainment and auctions.There will be a presentation of the Janet Taylor Award, which goes to a deserving organization or member of our community that has shown exemplary support of the FSJ Hospital Foundation.All the proceeds from the Gala go to the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation.Advertisement
From staff reports El Segundo senior goalie Matt Kubeck established a new CIF Southern Section boys water polo record in saves at the Ayala Tournament on Saturday. Kubeck made 54 saves during the tournament, which included El Segundo’s 11-7 victory over Walnut and an 8-7 loss to Temple City in a semifinal. Kubeck increased his career total to 1,107 saves, breaking the record of 1,053 set by Crespi’s Ryan Smith from 1999-2002. Bo Blacksten scored seven goals and Jake Mark added four goals for El Segundo (4-1), which won the third-place game. Torrance 17, California 3; Torrance 10, San Marino 8: Ryan McDonald scored 12 goals to lead Torrance (4-1) in the Bell Gardens Tournament. Cerritos 8, Peninsula 5, Peninsula 14, Norco 9, Peninsula 4, Brea 3: Nick Shariat combined for seven goals and Cameron Virjee combined for five to lead Peninsula to a fifth-place finish at the Weisz Tournament at El Dorado. Santa Barbara 7, Mira Costa 6: Todd Burns scored two goals in a nonleague loss to host Santa Barbara. Matt Burton added a goal for Mira Costa (0-1). Redondo 13, Los Amigos 9; Long Beach Poly 6, Redondo 5; Redondo 11, Los Altos 10: Ryan Vint scored 15 goals and Garrett Smith had 30 saves for Redondo in its three pool-play matches. Girls volleyball Redondo defeated La Ca ada, 25-8, 25-12, 25-15, in a quarterfinal match at the Gahr Tournament and will play Long Beach Poly on Monday in the semifinals at Gahr. Redondo (3-0) defeated Brentwood, 25-6, 25-12, 25-19, in pool play. Megan Saraceno combined for 16 kills and 13 digs for Redondo. West Torrance def. Valley Christian, 25-21, 25-9, 22-25, 25-22; def. Gahr, 25-13, 25-18, 23-25, 25-21: Laura Day combined for 24 kills and Tara O’Brien combined for 21 kills to lead West (2-1) to a pair of victories at the Gahr Tournament. Charlene Ronne had 19 assists against Valley Christian and Megan Cunningham had 26 assists against Gahr. North Torrance def. Notre Dame Academy, 20-25, 25-18, 25-19, 21-25, 15-9; lost to Long Beach Poly, 19-25, 16-25, 25-17, 15-25: Illyanna Hernandez combined for 29 kills and 27 digs, Kristen McNeese combined for 26 kills and Karin Ng combined for 81 assists to lead North (2-1) at the Gahr Tournament. Cross country North Torrance senior Josh Song took 20th place at the Long Beach Invitational at Heartwell Park with a time of 16 minutes, 22 seconds. Senior Matt Lewis finished 22nd with a time of 16:30. Junior David Archila finished 14th in 16:30 in the junior division race. 8-man football Tony Greer rushed six times for 110 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead host Rolling Hills Prep (2-0) to a 60-38 nonleague victory over Upland Christian. Andrew Frisina had 14 tackles and scored on a fumble and an interception return.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A familiar voice was broadcast across the country this morning as former Highland Radio presenter Shaun Doherty appeared on Marian Finucane’s show on RTÉ Radio One.Also on Marian’s panel this morning were; Michael McDowell (Independent Senator and former Tánaiste and Minister for Justice), Suzanne Lynch (Washington Correspondent, the Irish Times), David Hall (CEO Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation), Susan Daly (Editor at the Journal.ie), and Denis Staunton (London Editor of the Irish Times).Our panel this morning @SenatorMcDowell @suzannelynch1, @shaundoherty1 @davidhall75 @BiddyEarly. Tune in NOW https://t.co/HfjlOk7gbH pic.twitter.com/ExzC5Rh3S2— Marian Finucane (@MarianRTE) August 27, 2017 Shaun Doherty is very missed by listeners in the North West, having left the station last month after 27 years of presenting the Shaun Doherty Show.Topics explored in the broadcast included an analysis of the top headlines (including the Inishowen floods), Mayweather vs McGregor, and the Great British Bake Off.Speaking about the flood, Shaun said that it’s important that news of the floods which devastated Donegal continues to have a spotlight and remains within the public eye.“It’s so important that this story is not chip paper next week for Donegal because there’s damages there, other stories will be in the focus next week but it’s a lot of damage. “These people they don’t want to be blacklisted now because they’ve had this flood, what happens when they go looking for insurance again?“I know the government has got the Red Cross to administer this fund but it’s in three stages and it takes time.“People need help and they need help now,” he said.Later in the programme, on a more light-hearted note, Shaun revealed that he’s not much of a chef!Speaking about the Great British Bakeoff he said; “My mum was a Mary Berry! But that’s where the similarities ended when it came to cooking but my twin sister she would be a big fan.“I’d be afraid to watch it in case I eat more!” To hear the full broadcast you can listen back by clicking here.A familiar voice on the airwaves as Shaun Doherty interviewed by Marian Finucane was last modified: August 28th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:interviewMarian FinucaneradioRTEShaun Doherty
USI PRESIDENT JOHN LOGUE BEING ARRESTED IN THE DAIL (PIC: USI)BREAKING NEWS: THE HEAD of Ireland’s largest students’ union has been arrested by Gardai.Donegal man John Logue, the head of the Union of Students in Ireland, was handcuffed and led away by Gardai in the Dail.Gardai are questioning him about an alleged breach of Dail rules. It’s understood he was taking part in a protest demanding student rights, particularly relating to the debacle in the student grant allocation which has left 50,000 students without a grant payment.He was with 100 other students in the gallery observing a Private Members Bill from Fianna Fail.All the students then stood up and turned their backs on proceedings in protest at amendments from Government parties.Logue was told to sit down by security staff and when he didn’t, he was arrested. A USI spokesman said: “John Logue was arrested for the simple act for turning his back on a Dáil which has turned its back on students.“By voting down an amendment that would have preserved the current level of the grant and stopped fee hikes, this government has once again failed students and families.“Logue was supported by over 100 students, including sabbatical officers from TCDSU, DITSU and NCISU. It was a peaceful act of civil disobedience, intended to highlight the issues facing students, especially as students face into €3000 fees, cuts to the grant and a grant system that has only paid out to a minority of students who qualify for it.”Donegal South West TD Pearse Doherty immediately demanded his release from custody.The gallery in the Dail was packed with students at the time. “Mr Logue should be released without charge immediately,” said Deputy Doherty.His party colleague Jonathon O’Brien commented: “It’s ironic that if you wreck the economy you get a €500k per year salary, but if you stand up for students you are slapped in handcuffs.”The 23-year-old Letterkenny man has had an increasingly high profile in recent weeks as the grants crisis grew.Earlier today there were protests in Galway at the government’s handling of student issues. John Logue is taken away in a Garda car (PIC USI)PICTURE DRAMA: DONEGAL STUDENT LEADER ARRESTED BY GARDAI IN DAIL was last modified: November 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:PICTURE DRAMA: DONEGAL STUDENT LEADER ARRESTED BY GARDAI IN DAIL
Tyrconnel Martyrs Flute BandPractice every Tuesday in the hall @ 7.00pm. All new members welcome. We’ll teach you to play the flute or drum and have some fun!! Stone Circles“A talk by historian James Lynch on the historic origin of Stone Circles incl. Beltony to be delivered at Maggie’s, Carrickmore, St. Johnston, 1st May, 8pm. All are welcome”Drumkeen Youth Club Youth Club DVD night this Fri 26th Apr 7.30-9.30 pm Leaders this week Harry and Patricia. Thanks to all the sponsors at our recent quiz night. Jimmy Gallagher Car Sales, Hair by Veronica, Shea Deasley, Convoy Hair Care, Shaun Moore, N13 Service Station, Patrick Gildea Hairdressing, Frame Masters, Martin & Sarah Ann Deasley.Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 17th Apr 02, 03, 11, 23. No jackpot winner, 1 winner. €100 Mark O Donnell Drumkeen. Next weeks jackpot €975 Go raibh maith agat.St. Mary’s GAASt Marys Bingo continues on Tuesday in Hall @8.30 pm. Club Lotto 16-04-13 DY,AM,TE,WD M. Mc Daid, Drumkeen J.C. Moore ,D. Harkin G. Gillen Convoy C. Smith, Raphoe. Next weeks Jackpot €3350St. Patrick’s N.S.Congratulations to the children from the parish that made their confirmation recently. We hope you all had a fantastic day. Padre Pio PilgrimageThe pilgrimage to San Giovanni, Benevento, Cattolica Loreto and Pietrelcina will take place from Aug 26th – Sep 03rd Flight Ex Dublin. Further details from Joe Walsh Tours 01 2410816 or 071 9851129Adult Cardio Céili ClassAdult Cardio Céili Class every Wed in Kee’s Hotel Stranorlar at 7pm. Contact Louise on 085 7229575 for details. Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on91/34010 or 087 7728608Drumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included for next weekPlease Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Saturday @ 6pm) Please note the new deadline.DD LOCAL – DRUMKEEN NOTES was last modified: April 21st, 2013 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:Drumkeen notes
Donegal boxing fans could get a chance to see Jason Quigley box professionaly for the first time on Irish soil next month.Jason Quigley could box in Dublin next month.The Twin Towns man is in talks to possibly appear on a massive itish fight nigh at the 3 Arena in Dublin on November 15th.The 23 year old Ballybofey boxer fights in Boston later this month in his third professional bout. But promoter Eddie Hearn is trying to get Jason to appear on his card which also includes John Joe Nevin and Matthew Macklin. DONEGAL BOXER QUIGLEY COULD BOX IN DUBLIN NEXT MONTH was last modified: October 15th, 2014 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:3 ArenadublinJason Quigley
Letterkenny University Hospital has apologised unreservedly to the family of a 26-year-old who it is claimed died because he did not get a timely operation on a bowel obstruction.John Paul McCloskey died on November 22nd, 2016 due to a brain injury and multi-organ failure after his bowel was perforated, causing septic shock. His family on Thursday settled a High Court action over the death of the Co Donegal man and the care he received at Letterkenny University Hospital. Liability was admitted in the case.The Irish Times reports that in a letter read to the court, the hospital’s general manager Seán Murphy expressed sincere regret over “the devastating loss of John Paul”.“I wish to apologise unreservedly that the standard of care delivered to John Paul during his admission at our hospital was not to the standard that we believe would be appropriate,” he said.“I fully recognise that nothing that I nor the team here at Letterkenny University Hospital can say, can in any way make up for the tragic loss which you have experienced and there is a huge regret within the team here that John Paul did not receive better more organised care during his time with us.”To see full story see https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/high-court/hospital-apologises-over-death-of-man-26-after-bowel-obstruction-1.3825854Letterkenny Hospital apologises over death of 26 year old man was last modified: March 15th, 2019 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:boweldeathdonegalHIGH COURTJohn Paul McCloskey
Eureka >> For the second consecutive month of March, Aaron Hungerford is prepping for the transition to a new job.Unlike the last one, though, he doesn’t even have to move offices.Hungerford’s transition from head coach of the College of the Redwoods women’s basketball team to taking over the men’s program is official, with Monday’s announcement that the 34-year-old former Humboldt State assistant coach is taking over for Justin Mora is now breaking news to nobody at Coach Tregs Gymnasium.Muc …
Aids 2012 LIVESouth Africa’s participation at Aids 2012 will be webcast live on www.brandsouthafrica.com on Monday evening – schedule to be confirmed – watch this space! The report states that low and middle-income countries invested US$8.6-billion for the HIV/Aids response in 2011, an increase of 11% from 2010. According to the report, 81 countries increased their domestic investments for Aids by more than 50% between 2006 and 2011. As economies in low and middle-income countries grew, domestic public investments for Aids also grew.Dealing decisively with HIV and tuberculosis “Clearly, the continent is doing much to deal decisively with the twin epidemics of HIV and tuberculosis,” Motsoaledi said. Sixty percent of people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa were women and girls, and Motsoaledi said access to education for girls, keeping girl children in school for as long as possible and empowerment of women in other ways were critical in the fight against the epidemic. “Given that TB is a twin of HIV, we also need to pay more attention to TB, especially with the finding that more than 80% of people living with HIV and TB live in sub-Saharan Africa,” he said. According to the report, domestic public spending in sub-Saharan Africa, not including South Africa, increased by 97% over the last five years. South Africa already spends more than 80% from domestic sources and has quadrupled its domestic investments between 2006 and 2011. BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – also increased domestic public spending on HIV by more than 120% between 2006 and 2011. BRICS countries now fund, on average, more than 75% of their domestic Aids responses, according to the report.‘Significant declines in new HIV infections’ In 2010, UNAids reported that at least 56 countries had either stabilised or achieved significant declines in rates of new HIV infections. This trend has been maintained and new HIV infections have fallen by nearly 20% in the last 10 years worldwide. New global data shows that 2.5-million people were newly infected with HIV, 100&nbps;000 fewer than the 2.6-million new infections in 2010. Motsoaledi said while the 2012 report paints a good picture, there is more work to be done. “This means that we must still ensure that sufficient domestic and global resources are mustered to deal with the epidemic.” The report also outlines the significant progress that has been made in reducing new HIV infections in children. Since 2009, new infections in children have fallen by an estimated 24%. Some 330 000 children were newly infected in 2011, almost half than at the peak of the epidemic in 2003, which was 570 000. Sustaining the Aids response will require strong country ownership and global solidarity, stresses the report. It also emphasises the need for investments to be sustainable and predictable and that countries must be able to mobilise and use resources effectively and efficiently. Source: SANews.gov.za 20 July 2012 South Africa’s Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says there has been an increase in the number of people receiving free antiretroviral treatment, with 20% more people living with HIV having been put on treatment between 2010 and 2011. “We have significantly increased the number of new patients on ARV treatment – an additional 300 000 patients on treatment – between 2010 and 2011,” Motsoaledi said at the launch of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAids) 2012 Global Aids Report in Pretoria on Thursday.