Miracle Man dies at stud farm

first_img His most memorable display did not come on local soil, but at the El Commandante racetrack in Puerto Rico, where he won the US$100,000 Confraternity Classic over nine furlongs four-year-olds and upwards in impressive fashion on December 9, with Panamanian jockey Cecelio Penalba aboard. That was his 10th win from as many starts in 2006, making him a unanimous choice for a second straight ‘Horse of the Year’ title. When he retired to stud in 2008, MIRACLE MAN had won 17 races and just over $20 million in stakes. He enjoyed further success as a stallion, siring the winners of 31 races, including LADY ABHIJITA in the 2013 Jamaica Oaks. Among his other offsprings were MIRACLE STAR, a disqualified winner last Saturday in overnight allowance company and SURE MAN, who romped the eighth race. – O.C. IMPRESSIVE MIRACLE MAN, the only Jamaican horse to win an international race, died from colic last Thursday at New Blue/ Bombay Stud Farm where he had been performing stud duties. He was 14. The big chestnut horse, by Law Of The Sea out of Hya, stamped himself as one of the greatest native-bred horses in the annals of local racing, winning the coveted ‘Horse of The Year’ award in 2005 and 2006 for legendary trainer Allan ‘Billy’ Williams and owner/breeder Joseph ‘Fudgie’ Duany. In 2005, MIRACLE MAN, after finishing a strong second to the Richard Azan-trained COLTRANE in the 2000 Guineas over a mile, returned to win the Derby, St Leger and Lotto Classic (Governor’s Cup), closing out the season with a decisive victory in the prestigious Superstakes at 2000 metres with customary rider Allen ‘Bungo John’ Maragh aboard. The following year, 2006, saw MIRACLE MAN dominating the grade one trophy races with big weights – winning his second consecutive Superstakes – unbeaten in nine races locally that year.last_img read more

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‘Be Good Ambassadors of Ebola Eradication in Bassa’

first_imgThe local Superintendent of Glakon Statutory District #2, in Grand Bassa County, Morris A. Siryon, is urging commissioners of the five townships and two administrative districts, the city mayor as well as well as elders and chiefs in the district to be ‘’good ambassadors of Ebola eradication in the district and the county in general.Superintendent Siryon gave the admonition last week during an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer at his office in the district.Mr. Siryon named the townships as Hoegbahn, Marlio, Vambo, Goingbo and Tarr Wreh, and the administrative districts as Yeablo and Geegbahn, as well as the only city, St. John River City.He called on local leaders to be patriotic and nationalistic in the discharge of their respective duties and focus on the sensitization of their people about the danger and preventive measures advanced by the ministry of Health and our international partners to curtail the deadly Ebola virus that continues to affect thousands of our people in the county and the country in general.He noted with emphasis that even though his local leaders and chiefs have been applying all efforts to eradicate the spread of the disease, they should all redouble their efforts in order to completely kick out the virus from their district’.He urged them to continue making maximum use of the preventive measures and assorted items given by the county leadership and equally sharing them among the most needy towns and villages to stop the viral spread and to save lives.He cautioned leaders, elders, chiefs and citizens of his district not to doubt the existence of the disease and refuse to adhere to the measures that can prevent its spread among family members and others.‘’We must not overlook the decline of Ebola cases because no one knows about its rapid spread in our district,” he added.He admitted that since the outbreak of the disease in the county his district had  not been badly hit by the disease, except for Geegbahn Administrative District #2’B’, where few persons were said to have died from the disease.  But the outbreak had since ceased because,  according to him, the people there have been adhering to the preventive measures.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Guyana welcomes Canada’s support on Venezuela border controversy

first_imgPresident David Granger extended Guyana’s gratitude to the Government and people of Canada for the firm support that country has shown in the face of the ongoing Guyana/Venezuela border controversy, even as heCanada High Commissioner to Guyana Pierre Giroux, and President David Granger share a toast in celebration of ‘Canada Day’ as well as the 50 years of friendship between the two countriescommitted to ensuring the bilateral ties between the two countries remain strong.The President made these comments during his address at a reception held to observe ‘Canada Day’ on Friday evening. The Head of State said that Guyana remains appreciative of the position, which has been taken by Canada to support Guyana’s stance on the ongoing border controversy.“Guyana applauds the consistently principled position that Canada has taken in defence of Guyana’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Guyana welcomes and appreciates this approach, which is a manifestation of Canada’s interest in ensuring respect for the inviolability of international treaties, particularly here in the Western Hemisphere,” President Granger said.Canada’s support, the President said, is a testimony of the friendly and strong relations that exist between the two countries. He noted that ‘Canada Day’ could not have come at a more opportune time as Guyana and Canada are celebrating 50 years of bilateral ties, which he hopes will extend for a long time.“It is a happy occasion that this celebration is a coincidence. Not only is Guyana observing its 50th Anniversary of Independence, but 50 years of diplomatic relations with Canada… Relations between Guyana and Canada have been strengthened through increased technical cooperation, trade and development assistance…Canada has been an important ally of Guyana within the Commonwealth. Guyana looks forward to continued collaboration with Canada in international organisations,” President Granger said.He noted that Canadian companies are engaged in Guyana’s forestry and mining sectors and have brought considerable expertise and experience in the extractive industries.Further, Canadian markets are more accessible to Guyana’s goods under the preferential CARIBCAN trading arrangement and as such, “Guyana is keen to attract investments from Canada that will attract value to its exhaustible resources”.The President said too that Guyana is examining actively the proposal that has been made by Canada, for training and development and the country welcomes the offer of assistance for the setting-up of the Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF). Meanwhile, Canadian High Commissioner to Guyana, Pierre Giroux remarked that Canada and Guyana share many common goals and characteristics as well as membership in many international organisations, which speak to the countries’ values and culture. “We have a long-standing trade relationship that goes back centuries and Canada is also one of the largest sources of foreign direct investment in Guyana. Canada and Guyana share a vision for a more secure and prosperous region, which is why Canada established the Caribbean Regional Development Programme…Canada and Guyana also share extensive people-to-people ties, with the Guyanese diaspora in Canada estimated to be around 200,000, linking our cultures and peoples ever closer,” High Commissioner Giroux said. The High Commissioner also said that Canada looks forward to growing together with Guyana for the next 50 years and beyond and “together, we will shape the future of our two great countries.”The event was also attended by First Lady Sandra Granger, other ministers of government, members of the National Assembly and the diplomatic corps.last_img read more

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Infrastructural works to begin soon at West-Dem Hospital

first_imgThe much-needed improvement that the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) needs will soon commence. This is according to Region Three Executive Officer (REO) Denis Jaikaran.Speaking to the Department of Public Information (DPI), Jaikaran said the plan is to expand and improve the various departments in the health facility. The REO noted that though the image of the hospital has been comprised due to past incidents, he is optimistic that the initiative will help to improve its image.REO Denis Jaikaran“Things are going to be well for 2018 in the region, more specifically the healthcare services. We have been engaging with the Indian Government about providing enhancement to the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH), where it is needed the most,” he explained.The REO highlighted the visit by Minister within the Public Health Ministry, Dr Karen Cummings, in 2017, which served as an impetus for the administration to push forward with the initiative.Jaikaran said that at that meeting, the challenges facing the health institution, such as a lack of human resources, proper equipment maintenance, and drug procurement, were highlighted among the department heads and the Minister. The administration has since begun to address and rectify these issues, the REO noted.Of the $1.270 billion approved within the 2018 National Budget for the current expenditure of the region’s Health Services programme, $379.65 million was allocated for the purchase of drugs and medical supplies, whilst $42 million was set aside for the maintenance of buildings.Last year, Finance Minister Winston Jordan signed a US$17.5 million line of credit with the Export/Import (EXIM) Bank of India to upgrade primary health care facilities. It is said that the funds are set to be used for the refurbishing of existing facilities and the construction of new buildings at the Suddie Hospital in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), West Demerara Regional Hospital, and the Bartica District Hospital in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni). It will also be used to procure medical equipment to furnish the new and renovated facilities.last_img read more

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NICIL claims July deal in works for Rose Hall Estate

first_imgPrivatisation of sugar estates– in talks with unnamed consortium of Guyanese/Indian/Ghanian investorsGovernment’s privatisation of three sugar estates has progressed to the point where PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC), which is spearheading the process, believes it can conclude a deal with yet unnamed investors for the Rose Hall estate by next month.The Rose Hall sugar estateThis was revealed by PWC Managing Director Wilfred Bhagaloo at a press conference called by NICIL on Monday. According to Bhagaloo, Rose Hall received the most interest from investors.He revealed that negotiations with a consortium of investors from Guyana, India and Ghana have reached an advanced stage. Bhagaloo spoke of a meeting he had with Cabinet, in which he was asked by various Ministers for updates on the privatisation process.PWC Managing Director Wilfred Bhagaloo“I indicated then and my position remains the same, that we’re likely to have a conclusion on the privatisation of one of the estates by the end of July. And that by the end of November, we’ll have a better fix on when we’ll be able to privatise the other two estates.”“At that meeting, I indicated that I’m hoping, and I can only hope because negotiation are delicate and many things can happen, that we’ll have the privatisation of Rose Hall. We have progressed quite nicely with the proposals, but nothing has happened as yet. We’re now sharing our draft proposals with their legal team and we’ll see what their legal team’s response is.”Bhagaloo stressed that they are privatising these estates on the basis that the new private owners will remain in the sugarcane industry. He also said that due to confidentiality agreements and the delicate nature of negotiations, he would not be naming the investors.Meanwhile, Bhagaloo complained of challenges being faced, including the question of the Private Sector competing with public. Other challenges, he noted, included a lack of information from the Guyana Sugar Corporation.“The first challenge it created, are these the least profitable of the estates. The second question was, why are you privatising these three estates and not the others. The third challenge it creates is how do you ensure you have an environment where Private Sector can compete with public sector for scarce resources.”“And those scarce resources could mean access to markets. Access to cane, access to people, access to logistics, transportation. So those are issues we have to resolve in the privatisation process. My opinion, we are proceeding quite nicely despite those challenges.”Meanwhile, NICIL’s Special Purpose Unit (SPU) Head, Colvin Heath-London explained that with the current political climate, other investors thought it best to wait before making their pitch. However, he said that NICIL has since re-engaged these investors, in a bid to get them to submit their proposals.At his post-Cabinet press briefing, Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency Joseph Harmon had said that because the valuation process was lengthy, they now have to re-engage persons and companies that had initially expressed interests in purchasing the factories.“You had interests by several companies and because [the valuation] took a little while, some of those interests have waned and so we have now to re-establish contact with some of the parties who’d expressed an interest in the first place. So that is going on and that’s a very active issue right now,” the Director General at the MOTP said.During that meeting last year, among the areas the bidders had concerns about was the state of the equipment and factories. But a year ago, Government had secured a $30 billion bond through commercials banks both in Guyana and the region, as part of the diversification initiatives.In May 2017, Government announced plans to close the Enmore and Rose Hall Sugar Estates, sell the Skeldon Sugar Factory, reduce the annual production of sugar, and take on the responsibility of managing the drainage and irrigation services offered by GuySuCo. Subsequently, in November of that year, GuySuCo announced plans to retrench 2500 workers by the end of that year. That number increased substantially and ended up being over 7000.Government then established the Special Purpose Unit (SPU) under the National Industrial and Commercial Investment Limited (NICIL) to take over the divestment of GuySuCo’s assets that were earmarked for sale. The SPU recruited PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) to conduct a valuation of the assets to be privatised and divested. That process was completed and the Unit had met with some of the bidders last October.last_img read more

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Freak storm ravages Leguan

first_imgResidents of the Essequibo island of Leguan were left without electricity after a brief but violent storm hit the island on Sunday afternoon.Downed poles caused a widespread power outage on the island. Electricity was only restored on Monday afternoonReports indicated that the storm hit the island’s front section just before 16:00h, with lightning, thunder, heavy rains and “circular” winds, which ripped off the roofs of several buildings and downed several large trees in the area. Additionally, two Guyana Power and Light (GPL) electricity poles were knocked down, which resulted in the power outage on the island.No injuries were recorded, but residents were said to have been quite shaken up by the tumultuous weather. Guyana Times was told that power was restored to the island around 14:00h on Monday. Water service was also restored after briefly being disrupted.The incidence of unsettling weather has been recently increasing. It was around 11:00h on Friday last that heavy rains and winds battered parts of the East and West Banks of Demerara, slowing vehicular traffic for about 30 minutes. (Shemuel Fanfair)The Mandir was not spared the storm’s ferocitylast_img read more

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1 dead, another injured in explosion at Houston Ice Plant

first_imgOne man is now dead and another critical following a late morning explosion at an ice plant located at the Houston Wharf, Greater Georgetown.The incident reportedly occurred around 10:30h at BM Enterprise, in Houston, which sells ice to fishermen.Dead: Carlton MeghanThe dead man has been identified as Carlton Meghan. He is said to be the brother of the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Geer Meghan. The now dead man, said to be in his 50s, reportedly sustained a gash to his throat, which almost severed his head, as well as broken limbs. Parts of his body were also burnt from the blast.Meanwhile, the man in critical condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital— an employee –reportedly suffered severe burns about his body.According to reports reaching Guyana Times, the two men were in the upper flat of a three-storey structure, conducting repairs on the ice plant compressor when the explosion occurred.This newspaper was told that during the repairs, the men turned on the compressor to test it, when it exploded, blowing out the zinc walls on the second floor of the structure and throwing Meghan through the zinc wall on the top-storey onto the wharf.The building from which the now dead man fellDivisional Officer of the Guyana Fire Service (GFS), Compton Sparman explained to reporters at the scene that there was gas in the atmosphere and so when the men started welding, it caused the explosion.“They were doing welding … and apparently the gas was in the atmosphere with the heat and there was an explosion and the person who actually was doing the job fell and broke his neck and he got some minor burns,” he pointed.At the scene, Meghan’s body was covered and remained there until Police investigators arrived. When the covering was removing, the gaping wound to his throat and burn marks about his body were revealed.The wife of Carlton Meghan being consoled by relativesIn the meantime, family and friends of the now dead man rushed to the scene and were inconsolable upon learning of his tragic death. His distraught wife was also at the scene and had to be comforted by relatives.One of the nephews related that he was at Parika, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) when he received the dreaded call and rushed to the Houston ice plant, where he saw Meghan’s lifeless body lying there.He noted that it appeared as though during the blast, a propeller from one of the equipment broke and slashed Meghan’s throat, almost severing it. This gash, he believes, caused his uncle to fall through the zinc wall; hence, sustaining broken limbs.“Watching the area, it looked like the propeller piece cut his neck… and when it hit him, he fall through,” the nephew noted.A post-mortem examination is expected to be conducted on the body of Meghan today. The investigation into the incident continues.last_img read more

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‘Lost to Malmo’: Zlatan’s image tarnished at home

first_imgIt was only unveiled in October, in the presence of thousands of fans, outside the stadium of Malmo FF — the southern Swedish team where Ibrahimovic made his professional debut in 1999 and a rival of Hammarby.A rope was placed around the statue’s neck and the word “Judas” daubed across the front door of his residence in Stockholm.“He’s lost to Malmo, the relationship is over,” Kaveh Hosseinpour, vice-president of the Malmo FF supporter club, told AFP.The star himself has yet to truly address the controversy, only saying that he “didn’t see it,” when asked by celebrity news outlet TMZ.The son of a Bosnian and a Croatian, Ibrahimovic, 38, grew up in Rosengard, a tough working class neighbourhood of Malmo with a high immigrant population.Rosengard is where he kicked his first football, surrounded by decaying concrete buildings. It was also the place where his legend was first forged.“Not a day goes by without a young man telling me he’s the new Zlatan,” said Ivan Milosevic, who played alongside Ibrahimovic as a child at FBK Balkan, where he is now president.Ibrahimovic turned out for many of Europe’s top teams, such as Amsterdam’s Ajax, AC Milan, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United, before he signed for US team LA Galaxy in 2018.– Ikea, ABBA, and Zlatan –As one of the best players of his generation, the footballer can be considered “a national public good” in Sweden, according to Johanna Franden, a sports writer with daily newspaper Aftonbladet.Among young people with immigrant backgrounds, Ibrahimovic has become even more of a symbol, as his cocky attitude, individualism and zealous ambition stand in stark contrast to cardinal values of humility and modesty still apparent in the traditionally Lutheran country.With 116 games for Sweden and 62 goals, Ibrahimovic is the all-time leading scorer for the national team.“Now Sweden isn’t just Ikea, ABBA and the meatballs, but it’s Zlatan, Ikea, ABBA and the meatballs,” said Hosseinpour.Previously, his fans have been ready to forgive almost everything the player has done, and vehemently defended his sometimes controversial statements.But for many the investment in a rival club was simply too much to bear.“We were very surprised” when he said he was acquiring a 25 percent stake in Hammarby, Frida Trollmyr, deputy mayor of Malmo in charge of culture and sport, admitted to AFP.Ibrahimovic also had the audacity to say he intended to make Hammarby — whose lone Swedish title came in 2001 — the best club in Scandinavia. By comparison, Malmo are the record 20-time domestic champions.– Symbol of immigration –“Zlatan has received a lot of respect and love from Rosengard, Malmo and Malmo FF,” Katarzyne Herd, an ethnologist focusing on Swedish football clubs said.Angry supporters slipped a toilet seat on to one of the statue’s arms © TT NEWS AGENCY/AFP/File / Andreas HILLERGREN“But he has refused to pay it back with what his supporters were craving, which is loyalty,” she added.Rakel Chukri, an editorial writer for the local newspaper Sydsvenskan, also said that his immigrant background means some people feel that his “debt of loyalty” to the city is even greater.“Racial slurs are always close at hand when Zlatan is criticised because he is such a symbol for immigrants in Sweden,” said Franden.In one of the instances when his statue was defaced, the words “Cigani do” (“Gypsy” in South Slavic languages, and “die” in Swedish) had been written in front of the statue.Even in his home neighbourhood of Rosengard his star has faded somewhat and the disenchantment can even be read on the concrete.Over a tunnel, a few hundred metres from the house he grew up in, one of his quotes has been put up: “You can take a guy out of Rosengard. But you can’t take Rosengard out of the guy.”Recently an addition to the quote was made: “But the guy can buy his way out.”0Shares0000(Visited 27 times, 2 visits today) 0Shares0000The statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Malmo was set alight in November © TT NEWS AGENCY/AFP/File / Johan NILSSONMALMO, Sweden, Dec 19 – In Malmo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s hometown, his supporters felt the iconic footballer could do no wrong, but his decision to invest in a rival club was an unforgivable sin to many.Since announcing a month ago that he was buying a stake in the football club Hammarby IF, based in Sweden’s capital Stockholm, Ibrahimovic’s bronze statue in Malmo has been regularly vandalised.last_img read more

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DONE DEAL! Swansea sign goalkeeper Mark Birighitti from Newcastle Jets

first_img Mark Birighitti: The 25-year-old has penned a two-year deal at the Liberty Stadium 1 Swansea have signed Australia international Mark Birighitti on a two-year deal.The 25-year-old, who has one international cap for the Socceroos, has joined on a free transfer from A-League Newcastle Jets.He will provide competition for Lukasz Fabianski, Kristoffer Nordfeldt and Gerhard Tremmel in the race to be Francesco Guidolin’s number one.Birighitti began his career at Adelaide United and has spent time on loan at Serie B’s Varese.“I’m very happy with the move,” Birighitti the club’s official website.“A lot of hard work has gone into it, and I’m very grateful and humbled by the opportunity to represent such a prestigious and fantastic club.“I’m really looking forward to it. “As a young footballer growing up you dream of playing in big leagues around the world such as the Premier League, which is the best in the world. “Growing up, I watched a lot of English football and it was something I wanted to achieve in my career. “Hopefully I can repay the club for the faith they have shown in me. “Before coming here I knew there would be strong competition at the club. Kristoffer is a very good goalkeeper and Gerhard is too. “Watching the Euros back home in Australia, I saw Lukasz have a fantastic tournament. He was probably one of the best goalkeepers in the tournament. “But my plan is to take each training session as they come and try to be better than them. I have to make sure when the opportunity comes that I take the opportunity with both hands and don’t look back.”last_img read more

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DD LOCAL: RAPHOE TO HOST SUMMER PROJECT

first_imgRAPHOE NOTES:RaphoeRaphoe Family Resource Centre:Baby and Toddlers ActivitiesThe Family Resource Centre will be hosting a number of activities for babies and toddlers over the next number of months through funding made available from the Katharine Howard Foundation. The next activity will be an Introductory Session to Baby Massage on Friday 15th May from 9.45-11.45am. This will be followed by a Tiny Tunes Session on Wednesday 20th May from 10.30-11.30am. There is no cost for these session so please feel free to come along. We would welcome any new babies or toddlers (and their parents/guardians of course!). Community DramaThe Family Resource Centre is currently supporting an group of people aged 50 years plus through funding made available from the Community Foundation for Ireland Older Persons’ Fund Round 1:Active Citizenship. One of the objectives identified by the group is to form a drama group for people of that age profile. To that end a public meeting will take place in the Family Resource Centre at 7.30pm on Wednesday 20th May. If you are interested please feel free to come along and bring a friend!Summer Project 2015The joint summer project between Raphoe Family Resource Centre and Springboard Family Support Project will take place from Tuesday 14th –Friday 24th July inclusive. Registration will take place on Tuesday 2nd June (please note change of date) at 11.00am in Springboard and at 6.00pm in the Family Resource Centre. Cost €5.00 per individual child, €8.00 for 2 children and €10.00 for 3 or more. Make sure to pin those dates on your fridge! “100 Club” Weekly Private Members DrawCongratulations to Week 6 Winners:1st Prize €50-Paul Fagan2nd Prize €30-Ciara Grant3rd Prize €20-Kyle StrainThe Family Resource Centre would like to thank all those who have subscribed to the draw; your support is greatly appreciated. You could be one of the lucky winners next week!Little smiles with big dreamsLittle Smiles with Big Dreams is a parent and toddler group that meets every Wednesday morning at 10:30am – 12 noon in the Family Resource Centre. Anyone who is in care of a child where it is an aunt / uncle/ child-minder or grandparent is welcome. The kiddies can get involved in Messy play, free play, story time and music time where the adult can enjoy a cuppa tea and meet other adults. Parent and Toddler are a great way to enhance your little one confidence and meet others their age. A light lunch is provided and a small cost of 50 cent per family.Raphoe Walking Group The Walking Group meets every Thursday morning at 10.30am. All abilities are catered for. And an important element of the group is coming in afterwards to have a chat and a cuppa.Women’s GroupThe next meeting of the Family Resource Centre’s Women’s Group will take place on Monday 25th May at 8.00pm.Good Luck! The Family Resource Centre would like to take this opportunity to send good luck wishes to all students sitting their state exams over the next few weeks. Best wishes from all of us to all of you!Primary Course in Food SafetyThe Family Resource Centre is proposing to run the 8 hour training programme Primary Course in Food Safety. The aim of the course is provide food workers with adequate training in the basic principles of food safety. The course is suitable for anyone who prepares or handles food in any environment including the home. There will be 4×2 hour sessions to include the following topics; Introduction to Food Safety, Microbiological Hazards, Food Contamination, HACCP from Food Delivery to Storage, HACCP from Food Preparation to Cooking Service and Service, Personal Hygiene, Food Premises and Equipment, Pest Control, Cleaning and Disinfection, and Food Safety Law and Enforcement. The course, which is accredited will be facilitated by Donna Quinn who is a member of the Environmental Health Officers’ Association. If interested or for further information please contact Laura on 074-9145796 or 087-3641503.Countdown to Raphoe 5K!Donegal Athletics Board recently launched its annual Grand Prix Series of races for 2015 and Raphoe Family Resource Centre is delighted to announce that its 5k is included this year again and will be held on Tuesday 7th July commencing at 7.30pm. This very well supported race in Raphoe in association with Lifford AC is now into its 5th consecutive year and to celebrate the occasion there will be a reduced entry fee this year of €7.00 per individual; €20.00 for a family of 3 or more. We look forward to the continued support of the local Athletic Clubs and Running Groups. With 9 weeks to the event there is plenty of opportunity to get into training and for those of you who have never run before to join one of the many local ‘Couch to 5k’ groups in the area so get running!Young Carers GroupAre you a young carer? Do you help to take care for someone at home who has an illness, disability, substance misuse, mental health difficulty or bereavement? The Loft Youth Project hosts a Young Carers Group for 12-18 year olds on Saturday mornings at 16-18 Port Road, Letterkenny. For further information please contact 074 9129630 or 087 1255246.St. Eunan’s National School 60 Year CelebrationsSt Eunan’s NS, Raphoe are celebrating their 60 year anniversary. We will be hosting the celebrations in September/ October 2015. This is a perfect opportunity to promote local history to our children in a fun and interesting way. We are looking for local people to help us organise the event and to pass on their expertise on the history of the school. If you are interested contact Anita Keeve at St Eunan’s NS, on 074 91 45764. As part of this event the children are tracing past pupils all around the world and indeed Ireland. If you have a relative or friend who is a past pupil and who does not now live in Raphoe, it would be great if you could encourage them to send the students a postcard telling us about where they now live and their memories of St Eunan’s NS.Raphoe Friday Seniors Club:Patsy Kavanagh, singer, songwriter and storyteller will be in the Volt House on Friday morning 22nd May 2015 at 11.00am. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in the fun! Tea will be served to all. Admission is free. This event is organised by Donegal Co. Council as part of the Bealtaine Festival which runs for the month of May.Raphoe Tidy Towns Ltd Community Appeal 2015.The Application for the town has now arrived and will be sent off before the end of May this year. Judging will be during the months of June, July and August. Thank you to everyone in our community for your great support over the years. Last year our town received a third Silver Medal Award which is an excellent achievement. We need the help of our entire community this year again. You can help by tidying your gardens, your houses, properties, painting, weeding, keeping your area litter free, putting out window boxes or hanging baskets. If you are the owner of a derelict property please help the town by tidying up before the end of May. Remember our deadline is the end of May as judging commences in June. Your help is needed and appreciated very much. Financial donations or donations of Paint, Shrubs or Flowers for this year would also be very helpful. For further information please contact The Tidy Towns office on 9145692. Thank You.Raphoe Tidy Towns Ltd Community Employment Project VacanciesThere will be a number of vacancies with the Tidy Towns C.E project commencing in October. Department of Social Protection eligibility criteria for community employment will apply for all posts. For an application form to work on the Tidy Towns Project please call into the Tidy Towns Office or telephone the office on 9145692 or the Supervisor on 0879473527.St. Johnston & Carrigans Community Employment ProjectSt. Johnston & Carrigans Community Employment Project is currently recruiting for the following post, which is supported by the Department of Social Protection:1 Seniors Programme Support Worker (to assist with Meals on Wheels, Lunch Club and cleaning) This is a part-time temporary contract to cover sick leave.It is based in St. Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre. Workers are free to work in other places while on Community Employment. Free training is available within budgets.Job Descriptions and Application forms available from: St. Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre, Chapel Road, St. Johnston. Tel 9148551. Closing Date: Fri 8th May 2015Lifford YouthreachLifford Youthreach is an education and training centre for young people who have left school, without Junior or Leaving Certificate.We cater for young people between the ages of 16-20 years. We provide a range of subjects and qualifications for learners to ensure they leave the programme with the skills and abilities necessary to enter the world of work, or go on to further education. Young people who attend the programme receive a weekly allowance, which is dependent on their attendance. Young people are given the opportunity to try out new skills and subjects which will help them develop a sense of what it is they want to achieve in life, in relation to their career and education choices. If you know of anyone who might be interested in joining the programme please contact the centre on 0749142114 or email liffordyouthreach@donegaletb.ieSlimming WorldHow do you want to look and feel this summer? Join us every Thursday night at 7pm in the Volt House Hall, Raphoe where our warm and friendly Slimming World group will help you feel and look fantastic this summer. If you would like to know more contact Geraldine on 086 3348048.Umbra Clothing CollectionsUmbra Clothing Collections are holding are a clothing collection in aid of cancer in the Diamond, Raphoe on Saturday 16th May from 11am-3.30pm. If you require bags to be picked up from your house please ring or text Mick on 086 3821979.Please note that items for the Raphoe Notes should be placed in the box provided in the Post Office on or before 12 noon on Fridays. Items can also be emailed to raphoefrc@eircom.net or handed in to the Family Resource Centre, William Street. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance of publication of local press.DD LOCAL: RAPHOE TO HOST SUMMER PROJECT was last modified: May 8th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalNotesRaphoesummer projectlast_img read more

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