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Granger unpatriotically pushed Guyana into a constitutional crisis

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first_imgDear Editor,The world recently witnessed how Mr David Granger unpatriotically pushed Guyana into a constitutional crisis when he used strongman politics to disrespect and deny the constitutional rights of Guyanese. In keeping with his strongman attitude, he refused to call elections within the constitutional timeframe required by the successful passage of the No-Confidence Motion on December 21, 2018.Mr Granger’s behaviour does not surprise us at all. He is addicted to bullying others. This is exactly how the PNC operates. We can all remember how we were forced to live through the Granger-style bullying under the Forbes Burnham Administration for decades. Also, we can all remember the infamous Red House saga where Mr Granger bullied his way to gain illegal occupancy of the Red House instead of resolving matters in the courts. This kind of PNC strongman tactic sends the wrong message to our people and it drives the sky-high incarceration rate in Guyana. The Guyanese people need to stop Mr Granger in his tracks by drawing awareness to his antics.At the moment, Mr Granger squats in office as an illegal President who is determined to remain in power through illegal and immoral means. Corrupt entities with strong PNC influence like GECOM have also flagrantly trampled Guyanese to help Mr Granger evade the elections. To this end, GECOM cannot be trusted. GEOM needs to explain how it arrived at the February timeline for elections. The people of Guyana deserve to know. We deserve respect.And to my fellow Guyanese, let us see how long Mr Granger will continue to squat in office. Mr Granger needs to be reminded that dictators are never tolerated in this world. To this end, foreign diplomats have established that the Guyanese Government has violated the Constitution. This is important because the world will now interact with Mr Granger according to standard protocols reserved for handling dictators. And of course, international sanctions will soon bite him. He will not like it.But within Guyana, Mr Granger goes unpunished for breaking the laws and he is even supported by his fellow unpatriotic PNC comrades. To this end, men like Mr Lincoln Lewis and Dr David Hinds resort to profound lawlessness to defend Guyana’s dictator. The political situation is downright disgraceful. Mr Lewis comically demanded that Parliament must reconvene to extend the life of Government in spite that Mr Granger trampled the constitutional rights of Guyanese. Mr Lewis and Dr Hinds must know that bullies and dictators are never rewarded and tolerated in this world. Life is very painful because of these men. These men must come to their senses. They must know that morality is important. Guyana needs to move forward. Also, the world must know that Dr Hinds spews raw dysfunction because of his instincts in protecting his daughter’s welfare. Dr Hinds even wielded his power to appoint his daughter as a Minister within the APNU/PNC/AFC coalition in a dark transaction. Her qualifications were never disclosed. Dr Hind’s interest is in his daughter’s paycheck, not the welfare of Guyanese. Dr Hinds has got to be shortsighted. He has even failed to see how his destructive actions will hurt his daughter along with every Guyanese in the long run. Guyana is powered by bad behaviours that keep it under-developed. And the much-anticipated oil wealth will do nothing for Guyana. Our behaviour stinks in this country.Dysfunction is overt within the PNC. Mr Granger shamelessly fights tooth and nail for his rights but trample the rights of others. He has on numerous occasions been allegedly involved in instigating his supporters to riot and burn. Currently, he is threatening peaceful protesters who draw attention to his lawlessness. Mr Granger remains highly uncivilised. And I agree with my fellow Guyanese that he is a law breaker, a dictator and a bully. Guyana does not need a President with such qualities.Given who Mr Granger is, it is clear that if he loses the upcoming elections, he will never give up power. And so the Guyanese people need to be prepared for this.Sincerely,Dr Annie Baliramlast_img read more

FOHRD to Launch Martin Luther King Day

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first_imgThe Foundation for Human Rights and Democracy (FOHRD) will launch the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day for the first time in Liberia on January 18.FOHRD’s statement issued yesterday said the launch of the day will be a celebration of the works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and will commence with a parade from Broad and Johnson streets. “Thereafter, the participants will proceed to the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) headquarters on Broad Street, Crown Hill, for an indoor program for Dr. King’s ever living works of commitment, diligence, focus, far sightedness, etc.,” the statement read. The program will be held on the theme, “Peace Building and Nonviolence.”According to the statement, the works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are “remarkable, and continue to impact the lives of many, our nation, and the world.”It added that on January 18 of every year “the day of this once world history maker that still affects positively is recognized and celebrated in most developing nations and the United States of America.”FOHRD said the program committee for the observance will join its counterparts to celebrate this historic event on Dr. King, especially for his nonviolent approach to protest.FOHRD’s MLK Program aims to deliver nonviolence and peace education to troubled and tension-charged communities to transform their bitterness, hurts and resentments into peacefully crafted solutions to settling grievances.Meanwhile, FOHRD has called on all sectors of government, civil society organizations, students and well meaning Liberians to come and join the launch and campaign against violence and commit to embracing nonviolence, dialogue, peaceful redress and other solutions to achieving peace.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fekir helps France to comfortable win over Ireland

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first_img0Shares0000Nabil Fekir shields the ball from Irish midfielder Callum O’Dowda – the Lyon forward scored as France won the friendly clash 2-0 © AFP / FRANCK FIFEPARIS, France, May 29 – Olivier Giroud and Nabil Fekir were on target as France stepped up their World Cup preparations by beating the Republic of Ireland 2-0 in Paris on Monday evening.Chelsea striker Giroud bundled in the opener at the Stade de France, and Lyon captain Fekir — who has been linked with a move to Liverpool — got the second just before the break, with a helping hand from Ireland goalkeeper Colin Doyle. It was a very comfortable victory for Didier Deschamps’ side in the first of three friendly matches before they head to Russia.Les Bleus will also host Italy in Nice on Friday and the United States in Lyon on June 9, with their opening World Cup fixture against Australia in Kazan on June 16.“The game maybe didn’t meet all my expectations, but we controlled it well, got the breakthrough before half-time and our movement was good, so there were plenty of good things to take from it,” said Deschamps.France’s strength in depth, showcased here on a night of torrential rain, thunder and lightning, means they are among the contenders to win the World Cup, 20 years after becoming world champions on home soil.However, bigger tests lie in wait than that provided by Martin O’Neill’s Ireland side.The visitors started with seven players who turned out in the English Premier League this season, but they hardly got near the ball all evening.France were not at full strength, with goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kante and Antoine Griezmann starting on the bench. Raphael Varane has not yet joined up with the squad after winning the Champions League with Real Madrid at the weekend.However, Deschamps handed a fifth cap to Benjamin Mendy, the Manchester City left-back who has hardly played since suffering a serious knee injury at the beginning of the campaign.Fekir won his 11th cap, starting for his country for the first time since he also suffered a bad knee injury in a friendly in Portugal in September 2015.The 24-year-old is coming off a fantastic season at Lyon and was given his chance by Deschamps in a role supporting Giroud.Fekir curled an early free-kick just wide and Corentin Tolisso struck the post for the French in a first half held up at one point by a pitch invader who gave chasing security staff the runaround on the sodden surface.The opening goal came in the 40th minute, Giroud bundling the ball in at the third attempt following a Fekir corner.Fekir made it two a minute from the break, collecting a pass from the ever-dangerous Kylian Mbappe just inside the area, turning and hitting a shot on his weaker right foot that was parried by Doyle.However, the unfortunate goalkeeper could only send the ball up into the air before it spun over the line.Despite the best efforts of Mbappe — who had a goal disallowed for offside — France failed to add to their lead in a second half regularly interrupted by substitutions before the rain made conditions increasingly farcical towards the end.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Have you been to… The Igloo?

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first_imgContrary to what most people think The Igloo @ Patton Frozen Foods, Trusk Road, Ballybofey is actually open to the public!Originally fresh and frozen food wholesalers, Patton Frozen Foods opened The Igloo in April 2013 providing households throughout Donegal and sending a few favourites nationwide, with a quality of food that the Pattons are renowned for.‘We were and still are distributing fresh and frozen foods throughout Donegal as wholesalers but found that more and more people were calling to our yard hoping to buy the some of the products we could offer, therefore The Igloo was born and we have never looked back’ states Stephen the proprietor and managing director of Patton Frozen Foods and The Igloo. Patton Frozen Foods Directors‘It still amazes me the distance people are willing to travel to buy certain products that we stock in The Igloo, we have recently sent our own brand of sauces to a fan in England!’ he laughs.‘We had to refrain from sending frozen jambons to Australia recently as they may not be in great shape when they would reach there but it’s so good to see some of our products are among the Irish foods that people are craving for whilst away from home’.‘It’s nice to see a good response to something you work at’. Stephen Patton is no stranger to hard work, this is a family man who works 7 days a week, who has been working since he was 7!Stephens Dad, John Patton who originally started the company worked into the early hours on a daily basis to start the company on a good stead, which sees the business head in to its 40th year running in 2018.Stephen took over the reins 14 years ago when his Dad retired. Louise, Stephen’s wife, joined the business over 7 years ago and together they created The Igloo. Today the company is one of the most successful food wholesalers in the northwest, currently employing 8 staff.The Igloo has been a great challenge for us, not only do we stock a wide range of Irish products but we are agents for Rosie and Jim, a Dublin based poultry company who specialise in a fantastic gluten free range. We have gluten free goujons, kievs, chips everything a coeliac dreams of!!The shop also stocks a mouth-watering range of Paganini desserts, yet another Irish company, which are hugely popular for first communions and confirmations at this time of year. This year we were delighted to become Glastry Farm agents, an award winning range of ice creams made in Co.Down that are second to none and some of the range is even gluten and egg free!Party food is another speciality at The Igloo whether it be finger food or something a bit more adventurous with the wide selection of frozen fish. We stock prawns, mussels, scallops, seabass, salmon and lots more. And is that’s not enough The Igloo also stocks turkey breasts at Christmas and Easter. ‘People often compare us to Iceland which I hate!’ states Louise.‘The quality of our carefully sourced and selected foods is of no comparison, yes they are more expensive but you get what you pay for and we have always been about quality’.‘We are a local company, we want to give back to the community which provides us with our livelihood’ says Louise.This is evident in the many charity events The Igloo has ran over the years to raise funds for local causes, seeing them work with famous chefs such as Jenny Bristow and Rachel Allen. ‘We were honoured to work with some of the biggest names in the food industry in the past and look forward to the opportunities The Igloo will bring us in the future’ concludes Louise.Without a doubt a visit to The Igloo is a must, whether you are stocking up your freezer or hosting a BBQ or a party. Open Mon – Sat 9.30am to 6pm.Check out www.pattonfrozenfoods.ie and follow The Igloo of Facebook: www.facebook.com/patton.frozenfoodsVisit the store at: John Patton Frozen Foods Limited, Trusk Rd, Ballybofey, Co DonegalTelephone : 074 91 31250Have you been to… The Igloo? was last modified: April 21st, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:BallybofeyBusinessfoodigloopatton frozen foodslast_img read more

Podcast: Sportsday on talkSPORT 2, July 21

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first_imgThis Thursday morning on Sportsday we discuss reports that Sam Allardyce is to become the new England manager over the next 24 hours. We also look back on last night’s Champions League action as Celtic made it through to the third qualifying round after beating Gibraltarian part-timers Lincoln Red Imps 3-0 and keep you up to date with last night’s pre-season friendly action. We also discuss how Britain’s Chris Froome remained on course for a third Tour de France victory by extending his lead to two minutes and 27 seconds on stage 17.All brought to you by Will Gavin and the team.last_img

All-Santa Clarita Valley boys’ soccer

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first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Matt Valaika will go down as one of the finest soccer players the Santa Clarita Valley has produced, a notion supported by Hart High’s decision to make his jersey the first retired by the boys’ soccer team. Valaika shattered the school single-season scoring record with an area-best 41 goals, and he is the Daily News’ Santa Clarita Valley Boys’ Soccer Player of the Year. The third-year varsity starter repeated as Foothill League Player of the Year. He also was selected first-team All-Southern Section Div. II. Valaika scored a school-record six goals in a game early in the season and continued to turn in such gaudy stats that by the time league play began, he was attracting several defenders at a time. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventHe went on to surpass the previous single-season scoring record by 13 goals. Valaika netted 68 goals in his last two seasons. Not bad for someone who considers soccer a hobby. He is headed to UC Santa Barbara on a baseball scholarship, making this likely his final season of organized soccer. Valaika led Hart (22-3-1) to an undefeated Foothill League season. – Heather Gripplast_img read more

Leonid Slutsky makes Chelsea youngster his first Hull City signing

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first_imgHull City have signed defender Ola Aina from Chelsea on a season-long loan.Aina is the Tigers’ first signing since Russian head coach Leonid Slutsky, a close friend of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, replaced Marco Silva last month.“The Tigers have signed 20-year-old right back Ola Aina on a season-long loan from Premier League Champions Chelsea,” Hull said in a statement.“After completing the move earlier (on Tuesday), Aina joined up with the rest of the squad to fly to Portugal for a pre-season training camp.”London-born Aina progressed through Chelsea’s academy and made his first-team debut last August in a League Cup win against Bristol Rovers.He made his Premier League bow as a substitute against Leicester in October and has made a total of six senior appearances.Despite representing England at Under-16 through to Under-20 level, the right-back has committed himself to Nigeria.“It’s my first loan move away from Chelsea and I just want to hit the ground running,” Aina said.“I’m looking forward to getting to know all of my new team-mates during the training camp in Portugal.” Hull have sold Curtis Davies, Harry Maguire and Josh Tymon to Derby, Leicester and Stoke respectively following relegation from the Premier League last season. Ola Aina in action for Chelsea 1last_img read more

DONEGAL ONLINE SAFETY EXPERT’S HEARTACHE AT SUICIDE OF 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL

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first_imgAN online safety expert from Co Donegal has expressed his shock and heartache at the latest suicide of a young schoolgirl.Lara Burns, 12, from Kilcock in Co Kildare, was found dead in horse stables at her home at the weekend.There are claims she was being bullied online. Her death follows those of Erin Gallagher in Ballybofey last month and Ciara Pugsley in Leitrim in September.Niall Mulrine, who delivers anti cyber-bullying courses to children, their parents and teachers, said he is in shock over another suicide.“I was in another school in Co Kilare just two weeks ago delivering talks to children same age as Lara and younger and to parents on the dangers online and I am shocked by the loss of Lara,” said Mr Mulrine.“Feedback I was getting from the children in the 10-12 age group was scary. I had one particular 10 yr old who had her profile on Facebook set to 42 yrs old, as that was her mothers age. “Another girl, stopped to speak to a stranger on the street who asked her facebook password. When I asked them if they would be my friend, 90% of said they would only after 5 minutes of addressing them.“Statistics online are outdated and the feeling I am getting on the ground, is there is less awareness than what the country think our children have?” he asked.A Facebook tribute page has been set up for the 12-year-old. Her  brother Brendan wrote “RIP sis.”Laura was a student at Maynooth Post Primary School. They said in a statement the school said it was a “terrible tragedy for Lara’s family, our school and our community”.“We are deeply saddened by these events. Our sympathy and thoughts are with Lara’s family and friends.” If you like any info for parents/children, check my site http://www.PcClean.ie/InternetSafetyAnd soon to be launched website http://www.CyberSafetyAdvice.comDONEGAL ONLINE SAFETY EXPERT’S HEARTACHE AT SUICIDE OF 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL was last modified: November 26th, 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:DONEGAL ONLINE SAFETY EXPERT’S HEARTACHE AT SUICIDE OF 12-YEAR-OLD GIRLlast_img read more

CATHAL’S GAA BLOG: DONEGAL KINGS DEFEAT STUDENTS FROM QUEEN’S

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first_imgCATHAL Mac Suibhne’s Donegal GAA Blog: Dún na nGall Kings Defeat Students From QueensAnother win recorded for Donegal tonight in Ballybofey against Queens University and whatever about the epitaphs of this year’s McKenna Cup as regards qualification and the blooding of players, Jim McGuinness can look back on a tournament where he’s trebled his win rate. He again picked a strong side for this encounter with the Belfast students; the Neils, McGee and Gallagher, in from the start after seeing second half action in Armagh on Sunday.The team knew a big score was essential if they were to have any chance of a semi-final spot and Michael Murphy and Colm McFadden didn’t waste time in getting scores on the board. Donegal ran incessantly at the Queens defence and drew plenty of frees in the process. It can be taken for granted at times but it is such a huge advantage the team possesses in having two of the games deadliest free-takers; and better again having one on either side of the field.The hosts registered 1-7 in the first half including another thunderbolt of a goal from Murphy, this time from even further out than his effort against Tyrone in O’Donnell Park. The students managed to net two goals in the opening period and that is something that won’t please McGuinness or indeed Damian Diver, who was brought on board this year for his expertise in defence. Moments into the second half Ryan Rafferty bagged his third goal of the night for the visitors.It became fairly clear early on that Monaghan were going to have things much their own way against Fermanagh and in turn pip Donegal to the best runner-up spot – Tyrone, Derry and Cavan all qualified safely as group winners.Jim again used his bench at half time with Rory Kavanagh, David Walsh and the returning Christy Toye entering the fray; Christy hadn’t pulled on a Donegal jersey since that wonderful day sixteen months ago in the All-Ireland Final. He also endured a long spell away from the action from 2009 to 2011 with an Achilles problem so unfortunately the St Michael’s man is no stranger to long injury lay-offs; hopefully he’ll get a good run at training over the next few months as he always does a job for his side and is a key member of the squad. Murphy got things going again for his team after the resumption, this time a point off his ‘weaker’ left foot – that is if there is anything weak in his repertoire. This of course was Michael’s first McKenna Cup campaign for Donegal in a number of years having previously been tied to playing with his college, DCU. He looks as sharp as ever and if he can keep this form and fitness up it should be another big year for the maestro.Stephen McLaughlin saw some more action tonight after making a brief cameo at the Atheltic Grounds at the weekend and he got his name on the score sheet with a point midway through the second period. That just leaves Kilybegs’ Hugh McFadden as the last of newcomers to the panel who has yet to see some action so expect him to be given a run at some stage in league.The black card was much talked about prior to the McKenna Cup but it didn’t have as big an impact as many had anticipated; it did rear its head more conspicuously in tonight’s game though with students receiving their marching orders and having to be replaced.Donegal made a good fist of things in the second half as regards racking up a high score, finishing with 3-17; with Monaghan though posting 2-20 in Brewster Park and having a superior points difference coming into tonight, they were always in the driving seat and they go on to meet Cavan this weekend; Tyrone and Derry make up the semi-final quartet.The one worry on the night was a knock picked up by Rory Kavanagh; we don’t have the strongest of panels but this is especially true around midfield – Kavanagh and Gallagher fully fit are a must for Donegal so that will certainly be a headache for the management team if it turns out to be anything more than just a knock. So pre-season is done with and next up its National League and O’Moore Park in Portlaoise is the first port of call for green and gold supporters. In theory at least the players should hit the ground running in the league and be well in contention having got some game time into the legs in the last ten days. While undoubtedly Division One is a higher standard, once you go beneath the top three or four teams the rest are on a par with those in the second tier so there’s no such thing as easy games.Winning the league is a realistic target for McGuinness but it will be anything but straight forward. It worked well in 2011, when we last played in Division Two, losing just one game out of eight and getting better and better as the Championship went on after that. There’ll be no such luxuries available this year – Derry in Celtic Park in our Ulster Championship opener will be a huge challenge and the team must be firing on all cylinders for that.That tough fixture makes the league even more important; despite getting relegated with the draw against eventual All-Ireland winners Dublin in the last game last season, McGuinness’ men played well that day and it set them up for the battle against Tyrone a few weeks later; and no doubt Jim will be hoping that an appearance on league final day in Croke Park in April could set the boys up nicely for Derry.CATHAL’S GAA BLOG: DONEGAL KINGS DEFEAT STUDENTS FROM QUEEN’S was last modified: January 16th, 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:CATHAL’S GAA BLOG: DONEGAL KINGS DEFEAT STUDENTS FROM QUEEN’Slast_img read more

RNLI HONOURS BRAVE VOLUNTEERS FROM ACROSS DONEGAL AT ANNUAL AWARDS

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first_imgFiona McNutt-Downings-Carrigart Branch receives her award.Nine RNLI volunteers from County Donegal have been honoured at the charity’s annual presentation of awards.The event which was staged at the Titanic Museum in Belfast on Wednesday night recognised Georgina Houten, Susan Shields, Pat Crean, Andrew and Hazel Alcorn, Derek Little, Heather McBride, Fiona McNutt and Patricia Boyce.During the ceremony, there were four silver badges awarded to members of the Downings/Carrigart Fundraising Branch. Guests heard how Heather McBride (her brother Pete collected the award on her behalf) lived and slept the RNLI.‘She has been a fundraiser since 1991 and continues to be involved in Downings events as well as being box secretary,’ Darren Byers, RNLI Divisional Operations Manager said. ‘She is a strong leader and her motivation skills ensure that people look to her for guidance. She gives of her time and effort in an unselfish manner and is appreciated by all who come in contact with her.’Patricia Boyce who received a silver badge joined the Downings Branch in 1997 and in 1998 took on the position of box secretary which she still holds.Patricia Boyce-DowningsCarrigart Branch receives her award.‘She is diligent, trustworthy and ensures that the boxes are emptied in a timely manner and the monies banked in a timely manner,’ Mr Byers said. ‘In addition she helps out with other branch events and does so without fuss which endears her to others.’ Fiona McNutt, who has been fundraising for the RNLI for over 15 years, was recognised with a silver badge.Mr Byers said her commitment was exemplary: ‘Although she has stepped down from being the honorary treasurer she still assists with counting money and is very actively involved in the branch. She assists with branch events such as the church gate collections and the annual swim.The fourth silver badge for the branch went to Derek Little who served as Honorary Secretary in Derry from 1998 until 2002. He then moved to Downings where he has been the Honorary Secretary since 2008. ‘Derek leads by example,’ Mr Byers continued, ‘he is diligent, hardworking and maintains the RNLI finances in a true and proper manner. He is always willing to assist with branch events and his enthusiasm is an inspiration to all.’Susan Shields from the Downings/Carrigart Branch received a bronze badge. Emma Gibson, RNLI Area Fundraising Manager said Susan was a long-time supporter of the RNLI and is currently the assistant secretary. ‘She is a dedicated member of the Downings Branch. She makes time to raise the awareness of the RNLI and offers to help where ever and whenever she is needed.’Pat Crean from the Rosses Branch was also awarded a bronze badge. ‘Pat is a valued member of the Rosses Fundraising Committee. “His commitment is exemplary and when there is work to be done he makes himself available in a quiet unassuming manner. He is there for church gate, flag day, Mayday and other events that the committee organise’.Georgina Houten from the Carndonagh/Malin Branch was awarded a certificate of thanks from the RNLI. Guests heard how Georgina has a way of making things work.‘For a long number of years she with her family has organised a raft race, a sponsored cycle and the Culdaff duck race which consistently raises over €2,500 each year’.The awards were presented by RNLI Chairman Charles Hunter-Pease who said the RNLI had made an extraordinary difference to people’s lives in 2014. Volunteers from Northern Ireland’s nine lifeboat stations he said, had rescued 281 people while lifeguards on 10 beaches saved 59 people. Mr Hunter-Pease said this was an extraordinary achievement for the charity’s lifesavers – and a life changing moment for every single person they brought to safety. Praising the awardees he said: ‘This evening, we celebrate people. We celebrate not just those whose lives we have saved, but also those who have made this incredible number possible. We celebrate remarkable fundraising feats and decades of lifesaving service given by volunteers. And we say thank you to all of you.’RNLI HONOURS BRAVE VOLUNTEERS FROM ACROSS DONEGAL AT ANNUAL AWARDS was last modified: June 26th, 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:awardsdonegalRNLIlast_img read more