The Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) continues to engage stakeholders as part of its national sensitisation initiative.Commissioners meeting with representatives of the Hindu constituencyHaving been re-constituted on February 22, 2018, and with its first statutory meeting held in late April, the ERC is in the process of reintroducing the body to foster awareness of its twenty-four (24) functions listed in Article 212D of the Constitution, and to seek possible inputs from stakeholders in support of the delivery of its mandate.The Commission met on Tuesday with representatives of the Hindu, Christian and Islamic constituents at the Herdmanston Lodge in Queenstown, Georgetown; and in fruitful engagements, pertinent concerns were raised, suggestions were offered, and firm commitments were made to work together in the struggle of promoting harmony and good relations across the country.The constitutional body also met on Monday last with Commissioners appointed by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to serve on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). This has been part of the process of investigating the employment practice of GECOM, as requested by the PPP appointed Commissioners Sase Gunraj, Bibi Shadick and Robeson Benn.The ERC has already met with President David Granger; Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo; the Private Sector Commission, and the Ambassador and team from the European Union (EU).Other meetings scheduled for this month include with the Inter-Religious Organisation and other religious bodies; cultural organisations, and representatives of women and youth constituents.
Minister Varadkar arrives to open Killybegs Coast Guard station.Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Leo Varadkar has officially opened the new state-of-the-art Killybegs Coast Guard Station today.The purpose-built facility ensures that the Killybegs volunteer Coast Guard team can effectively and efficiently serve the communities in North Donegal Bay and South West Donegal. The Minister said the commitment shown by the local community was truly impressive.“I’m delighted to open this superb, purpose-built Irish Coast Guard Station and pollution control centre. I want to thank the Coast Guard volunteers for their service and dedication to our coastal communities.“This commitment is truly impressive and the Government is acutely aware of its importance. I’m pleased to announce that since my appointment as Minister, this is the third new station that we have opened for the Coast Guard volunteer sector.”Members of the Killybegs Coast Guard await the arrival of the Minister.The new Coast Guard station is located at the inner mouth of Killybegs Harbour on the new pier. The combined facility consists of a three story Coast Guard Station and an adjoining single storey Pollution Control Store building. It provides a base for the 25 volunteer members of the Killybegs Coast Guard team who are trained and equipped to operate as a boat team, cliff rescue and coastal search unit. And the pollution control store in the premises is one of three regional centres used by the Coast Guard for pollution response operations.Irish Coast Guard Director Chris Reynolds said: “I am delighted to have this opportunity to welcome our many friends to Killybegs today on what is a proud day for Killybegs and its harbour.“I extend a special welcome to representatives of the statutory and voluntary services including the Gardaí, RNLI, HSE, Navy, Fire Service and local authorities. I wish to thank Killybegs Coast Guard Unit for their many years of service to their community.”Killybegs Coast Guard Unit Officer in Charge Arthur Kee said: “This is a special day for the volunteer members of Killybegs Coast Guard Unit, for the town and surrounding community.“On behalf of the unit I would like to thank the Minister and all those involved with the project including the OPW, Donegal County Council, the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine, whose assistance with site provision is greatly appreciated, and the local Harbour Master Martin Connell.” MINISTER VARADKAR OFFICIALLY OPENS KILLYBEGS COAST GUARD STATION was last modified: March 28th, 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:coastguard stationdonegalKillybegsMinister VaradkarOPENING
‘We Care’ a voluntary organisation whose aim is to deliver services to those who are most in need, have opened a FOOD BANK in the Letterkenny/Donegal Area.A group of volunteers got together in the Autumn of 2013 to explore the idea of setting up a soup kitchen in Letterkenny. As they explored this idea, they came across the idea of a Food Bank. We formed a committee and called ourselves “We Care”. They did some research and found some startling reports of poverty in Donegal.They made contact with Cross Care in Dublin who operate a food bank and who have become our main supporter and we discussed the possibility of a Food Bank in Letterkenny.They travelled to Cross Care in Dublin and met with the manager who provided us with the working model of how to operate a Food Bank. Cross Care made contact with the volunteers in July to say that Kellogs had agreed to deliver food to them on a monthly basis once they were ready to receive a drop.Thus they set about looking for premises.We Care have a room for storage at present and are ready to start collecting food.However, they urgently require Shelving and a Food Weighing Scales.They also urgently need some Sponsorship.Their mission is to work in partnership with local agencies to assist those affected by food poverty and food deprivation within a defined area. Our goal is at all times to maintain dignity and respect for participants for whom we provide services.Food Banks throughout the country are proving to be successful and following through on their aims and objectives.We Care feel confident that a food bank in Letterkenny will also be successful and meet the needs of people.VOLUNTARY ORGANISATION ‘WE CARE’ OPEN FOOD BANK IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: November 12th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:FeaturesNews Notices
BURBANK The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” has become the top-selling DVD title released so far in 2006. “Narnia,” which hit store shelves April 5, has sold more than 11 million units to date. The movie is being sold both as a single-disc DVD and a two-disc Collector’s Edition DVD. Its DVD success is good news for Disney, which has positioned “Narnia” to be a franchise in the vein of Warner Bros.’ “Harry Potter” series and New Line Cinema’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. “Narnia” grossed an impressive $291.7 million at the domestic box office, making it the second-highest 2005 release behind only “Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith.” “This is a great franchise for them and there’s more on the way,” said Ralph Tribbey, editor of the industry newsletter DVD Release Report. Tribbey estimates that the DVD sales for “Narnia” to date have amounted to nearly $200 million in revenue for Disney. “You’re looking at why DVD is the No. 1 cash cow for the studios,” he said. Disney said Tuesday that it now has five of the year’s top 10 best-selling titles with the others being “Chicken Little,” “Lady and the Tramp,” “Flightplan” and “Bambi II.” “We are very fortunate to have such a strong lineup of titles that appeals to every demographic,” said Bob Chapek, president of Disney’s Buena Vista Home Entertainment division. “It is the backbone of what this studio has always been known for.” firstname.lastname@example.org (818)713-3758 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Senator Paschal Mooney has expressed serious concerns that the Government is failing to prioritise job creation in the North West, after the latest figures show that the IDA only visited the region a handful of times over the past two years.According to figures supplied to Fianna Fáil, the jobs agency made no visits to Leitrim in 2011 or 2012. There were only 3 visits to Sligo last year, down from 6 in 2011 and just 3 visits to Donegal over the entire two year period.Senator Mooney says this raises serious questions about the Government’s priorities. “We have heard Fine Gael and Labour say time and time again that job creation is their ‘top priority’. But these figures clearly show that jobs in the North West region is not a priority,” said Senator Mooney.“The fact that the State’s job creation agency, the IDA, did not visit Co Leitrim even once over the past two years is a cause for alarm. This compares to 38 IDA visits to Louth over the same period, 37 to Waterford, 29 to Clare and so on. While I do not begrudge the fact that these areas are getting the attention they deserve, the North West region also needs a strong focus on development, job creation and tackling unemployment.“In my view, the Government’s strategy on job creation is simply not working in this region. Any tiny drop in the Live Register figures is completely off set by the ever-increasing number of people forced to emigrate for work. Meanwhile, long-term unemployment is increasing every month, and has jumped 3.3% in the past year. Youth unemployment has also reached extremely worrying levels. There are 1,383 people under the age of 25 on the Live Register in Sligo and Leitrim alone.“The government has produced a jobs initiative, an action plan on jobs, established NewERA and promised tens of thousands of jobs attached to each proposal. Not one of these well-publicised plans has made any dent in the jobs crisis in the North West region. The Jobs Minister Richard Bruton must explain why there has been so little IDA activity in this region since he took up office.” ********Donegaldaily.com – Donegal’s No1 News & Sports Website – more than 30,000 Visitors Every DayFollow the leader on:https://twitter.com/DonegalDaily IDA VISITED DONEGAL JUST THREE TIMES IN TWO YEARS was last modified: February 14th, 2013 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:IDA VISITED DONEGAL JUST THREE TIMES IN TWO YEARS
AISLING CALLAGHAN’S superb pictures from the Red Arrows display over Donegal earlier today.Conditions could not have been better. PICTURE SPECIAL: RED ARROWS DISPLAY OVER LOUGH FOYLE was last modified: June 29th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalGreencastleLough Foylemovillered arrows
Seamus ColemanMANCHESTER United will try to sign Seamus Coleman in January, British newspapers are reporting.The Everton full-back signed a new five year deal with the Merseysiders last year when he was named the club’s player of the year and included in the Premiership team of the year.The Killybegs man could be part of an overall deal, the reports say, with one saying United with offer cash plus former Toffee Marounae Felliani to get their man. Coleman has been struggling with fitness after suffering an injury. MAN UNITED WILL TRY TO LURE SEAMUS COLEMAN TO OLD TRAFFORD IN JANUARY was last modified: October 1st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:evertonman unitedseamus coleman
Tags: Ashraf MandelaBrian MajwegaDavid MutonoKyetume FCtopUganda Premier LeagueURA FC URA FC lost to Wakiso Giants in their last game. (PHOTOS/File)Uganda Premier League URA FC vs Kyetme FCMandela National Stadium, NambooleFriday, 06-09-2019 @4:30pmNAMBOOLE – URA FC are one of the two sides expected to challenge defending champions KCCA FC for this year’s Uganda Premier League title.After a busy offseason that saw the Tax Collectors sign over 12 players, they got their season off to a flyer, defeating Maroons FC 3-0 in their opening game. However, they lost 0-3 away to Wakiso Giants this past Tuesday, raising serious questions about whether URA can really challenge for this year’s crown.On Friday afternoon, Sam Simbwa side has a chance to get back to winning ways when they host Kyetume FC at the Mandela National Stadium.If they are indeed into the mix of challenging both KCCA FC and Vipers SC, this is the sort of game that the Tax Collectors must pick all three points from.For Kyetume, they were brought down back to earth as they lost 1-0 away to Maroons FC on Tuesday.The loss came on the back of a victory against SC Villa in their opening game, one that meant that their top-flight debut got off to a winning note.Kyetume have won one and lost the other of their two league games so far.Coming up against a wounded URA side will not be an easy task but looking at how they performed against Villa, Kyetume will not be intimidated.What they are sayingAshraf Mandela, URA FC defender“We did not perform well against Wakiso Giants.“We have had a short time to recover and work on our mistakes but nonetheless, we are ready and want to win tomorrow’s (Friday) game.”David Mutono, Kyetume FC assistant coach“We failed to convert our chances against Maroons last time out.“Our midfield looked shaky with Isaac Kirabira not doing enough – He was outstanding against Villa but went on to play Bika finals so he came back very tired and didn’t give us what we wanted from him.”“We respect URA for many reasons; they have good players and a good coach, they have also been here and won a lot. But we also need points and we are ready to fight.”Team NewsURA FC will still be without the injured duo of Brian Majwega and Moses Sseruyidde. The duo also missed the loss to Wakiso and is not expected to be back for a further two weeks. However, Cromwell Rwothomio who also sat out Tuesday’s game has recovered in time and is expected to play some part on Friday.Kyetume will miss first-choice goalkeeper Joel Mutakubwa who has been summoned for Uganda Cranes duty, Salim Sowed is in line to fill the void. Noel Nasasira is also expected to miss due to Malaria. Baker Buyala, Dan Birikwalira, Yusuf Ssaka and Robert Wurube may also be unavailable again due to licensing issues.Match FactsThis will be the first top-flight meeting between the two side with Kyetume having been elevated to the top tier four months ago.URA heads into the game having lost only one of their last six home Uganda Premier League games. The loss came at the hands of Bright Stars at the back end of last season.The other game on Friday-Wakiso Giants vs Tooro United FC @4pmComments
Chelsea are on course for the Champions League final – despite conceding two first-half goals and having skipper John Terry sent off at the Nou Camp.Ramires scored their potentially crucial goal – shortly after receiving a yellow card that means he will be suspended for the final in Munich if his team get there.Goals from Sergio Busquets and Andres Iniesta put Barcelona in the driving seat, but Ramires’ strike on the stroke of half-time means that as things stand Chelsea will go through courtesy of their away goal.Leading 1-0 from the first leg, the Blues were dealt an early blow when defender Gary Cahill – outstanding against Barca at Stamford Bridge last week – limped off after being hurt while tackling Xavi.But up until the opening goal, Chelsea were comfortably soaking up pressure and had restricted their opponents to only one shot on target.Barca talisman Lionel Messi fired wide of the near post and then forced a good save from Blues keeper Petr Cech after latching on to a flick from Cesc Fabregas.At the other end, Didier Drogba, who recovered from a knee problem in time to play, occupied the home defence whenever possible and shot wide following a long kick forward by Cech.Then it all started to go horribly wrong for Chelsea.Busquets levelled on aggregate, finishing coolly after being played in by Issac Cuenca, and less than two minutes later Terry was red-carded after kneeing Alex Sanchez in the back during an off-the-ball exchange.Barca took advantage, with Messi setting up Iniesta, who steered his shot beyond Cech to put the Catalan giants ahead.Incredibly, however, Chelsea hit back in first-half injury time with a beautiful goal.Ramires ran on to Frank Lampard’s pass before superbly lifting the ball over keeper Victor Valdes.Click here for the Barcelona v Chelsea quizFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
20 March 2003The Department of Labour says it will not hesitate to prosecute employers who do not provide the department with information relating to workplace accidents.The department has been running a Sizakala (“get help”) Campaign aimed at educating workers about their rights at the workplace in case of injuries, the procedures to follow when claiming from the Compensation Fund, and general occupational health and safety issues in the workplace.The Compensation Fund provides compensation for disability caused by injuries or diseases sustained or contracted by employees in the course of their employment, or for death resulting from such injuries or diseases.According to the department, all employers are required to register with and pay annual fees to the Fund, whose revenue consists mainly of annual fees paid by registered employers on the basis of a fixed rate or a percentage of the annual earnings of their employees.“To claim from the fund, an employee should inform his or her employer immediately after the injury has occurred”, says the department. The employer then fills in a form reporting the injury and sends it to the labour department, which sends back a post card with a claim number.“The employer is liable for the payment of compensation for the first three months from the date of the occupational injury, which will then be reimbursed by the Compensation Commissioner.“Reasonable medical aid expenses arising out of an injury on duty are payable for a period of two years, or longer, if further medical treatment will reduce the extent of the disablement.”“Workers when injured should find out from their employers whether their cases have been reported to the department”, said Compensation Commissioner Bongi Magojo.Since the beginning of the Sizakala Campaign more than a year ago, Compensation Commission officials have visited Klerksdorp in the North West, Venda in Limpopo, and Welkom in the Free State. In March 2003 the campaign visited Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Richards Bay in KwaZulu-Natal.For more information, dial the Fund’s toll-free number: 0800 005 392 / 3Source: BuaNews