Community YMCA Announces New Board Leadership

first_imgSHREWSBURY – The Community YMCA Board of Directors has elected Patricia Whittemore as chairperson/chief volunteer officer and Aberdeen “Deen” Allen, Jr. as a new director at the organization’s 139th annual meeting.Whittemore, of Rumson, has been a member of the Y board since 2009 and most recently served as vice chairperson. She has been active with a number of community nonprofit organizations, including the St. George’s Church Outreach Committee and the American Cancer Society. She earned her B.A. at the University of Richmond and holds a master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University. She has three children ages 12, 10 and 8.Allen of Parlin, was appointed for a three-year term on the board of directors. He served in the military and earned a B.S. and a master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. He continued his education at Brandeis University where he earned his Ph.D. in synthetic organometallic chemistry. He works for Colgate Palmolive where he continues to make contributions to transform the field of chemistry.last_img read more

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LAS FLORES STAKES QUOTES

first_imgSTEVE KNAPP, HARLINGTON’S ROSE, WINNER: “I didn’t think we should have got five to one (odds) today. They call me Rodney Dangerfield but I don’t mind.“She has developed. When she was two and three she wanted to run off. Now, she’s learned how to relax behind horses and this made her a much, much better horse. She’s rating well now and the layoff probably helped her out a little bit and she’s just sharp right now.“I really didn’t want the rail. As you could see she got pinched at the three eighths pole and Joe had to stand on her. He had enough horse that he could go in between and go around but it is what it is. When they’re sharp I never scratch.“I’ve got a great group of owners here. They’re a real nice group and they’re going to send me some horses, so that’ll help me out.“I don’t know where she’s going to run next. She’s had a lot of hard races in-a-row so I think I’m going to give her six weeks before I run her again and let her freshen up. I’d like to freshen her up for the next Santa Anita meet coming up (Santa Anita Spring, from April 25-June 28). NOTES: The winning owners are Thomas Halasz of Laguna Hills, CA; Ryan Johnson of Temecula, CA; Paul Newhart of San Clemente, CA and Martha Miller. TRAINER QUOTES JOCKEY QUOTES            JOE TALAMO, HARLINGTON’S ROSE, WINNER: “You can put her in any spot and she’s definitely a good horse. It was a real nice race. I was able to save some ground on the turn and she came out and just blasted off. I think Steve could have rode her today.“I was following Global Hottie and she came out at the half mile pole so I went inside and she ducked back in so I had to take up a little bit but fortunately I had enough horse to get her momentum going again.”center_img VICTOR ESPINOZA, GLOBAL HOTTIE, THIRD: “I sent her, but we couldn’t go with Tribal Gal, so I decided to sit back and it didn’t work out. She isn’t very aggressive when she’s in behind horses.” -30-last_img read more

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Guinean Admits Paying US$500 to Obtain Fake US Passport

first_imgA Guinean national, who was arrested at the Roberts International Airport (RIA) after trying to use a fake US passport bearing the number 504690751 to enter the country yesterday, appeared at the Monrovia City Court to answer to his multiple charges.Sarul Kromah, 28, according to the story, paid US$500 to a person only identified as Mbo to obtain travel documents including the US passport to enable him to enter Liberia from Casablanca, Morocco.But it was later discovered by security personnel that the passport in question had been issued earlier to one Suleiman Kalifala. Kromah was arrested on June 16 by officers of the Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization (BIN) upon arrival at RIA and has been held without bail at the Monrovia Central Prison to await trial.Kromah now faces multiple charges including theft of property, being in possession of a fraudulent visa, illegal entry and falsification of entry documents.The accused, a legal expert told this newspaper, may likely be freed before the end of the week, “because the crimes are bailable offenses of which several insurance companies are waiting to secure his bond actually for financial gain.“Although they may not know whether or not the defendant has any other criminal record than the crimes being allegedly committed, what they are interested in is the fee that family members of the accused may pay to them for the bond,” the source observed.“This has been the companies’ usual habit of securing bonds for people whose characters they do not know,” he added.According to the source, it is believed that defendant Kromah may have been authorized by the owner of the passport, Kalifala, to use it for that purpose.“The BIN investigating authority did not explain whether the defendant had any relationship with Kalifala before using the passport from Morocco to Liberia,” our source maintained.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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CDC to Dominate Lower House

first_imgDistribution of seats for the in-coming House of Representatives, by party or political groupignElects 21 lawmakers; UP, 17; LP, 3; ALP, 3; PUP, 5; Independent, 11; Others, 13Provisional results released so far by the National Elections Commission (NEC) on the October 10 presidential and legislative elections put the number of representatives the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has won at 21, ahead of the governing Unity Party, which obtained 17 of the 73 seats.Other elected lawmakers representing various political parties and the independent candidates, constitute 11 of the elected representatives, followed by five that were elected on the ticket of the People’s Unification Party (PUP), while the Liberty Party and the All Liberian Party (ALP) won three each. Thirteen (13) others are representing various parties, except the Alternative National Congress (ANC), which did not secure a single seat.If the provisional results remain as is, it would mean that the CDC will dominate the Lower House, a political observer pointed out to this newspaper late yesterday.Montserrado Senator George Weah’s ticket, a conglomeration of the CDC, the National Patriotic Party (NPP) of Bong County Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor and the Liberian People’s Democratic Party (LPDP) of former House Speaker Alex J. Tyler, has so won the highest number of the 73 seats, with nine of the lawmakers coming from Montserrado County alone.UP, on the other hand, has taken a leap by winning 17 seats ahead of the official final announcements of both the presidential and representative results.Also, independent candidates who contested for legislative seats across the country succeeded in taking 11.Why is the Lower House key to national governance?Considering that the Legislature, which is comprised of the House of Representatives and the House of Senate, is the first branch of government and has considerable decision making powers, constituents nationwide look forward to real change after sending their kin to the Capitol Building.Citizens have over the years complained that national development projects have often stalled, not only because every elected president has single handily run the affairs of the nation, but also with the help of complicit legislators.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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Transfer rumours and paper review – get the latest Man United, Liverpool and Arsenal news

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers…Liverpool are lining up a Serie A triple swoop in the summer. The Reds are keen on Roma pair Miralem Pjanic and Radja Nainggolan, along with Lazio forward Keita Balde Diao. (Daily Express)Lassana Diarra hopes West Ham interest will be revived in summer after FIFA blocked January switch. (Daily Mirror)Danny Ings flies to Spain to meet David Moyes as Burnley hotshot considers summer move to Real Sociedad. (Daily Mail)Liverpool and Manchester United risk missing out on the Clarets striker Ings after it emerged the La Liga side are preparing a huge deal for the 22-year-old. (Daily Star)Atletico Madrid are lining up a bid to take Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata back to La Liga. (The Sun)last_img

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Abdoulaye Doucoure may leave Watford without making a single appearance

first_img Abdoulaye Doucoure Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure could leave Vicarage Road without ever making a Premier League appearance,The 23-year-old arrived at the club in February and penned a four-year deal – but was immediately sent out on loan to Granada.Doucoure made 15 La Liga appearances during the second half of last season but has now returned to Watford ahead of the new season.However, according to L’Equipe, Monaco are hoping to clinch a deal to sign him this summer so he may leave before ever appearing for the first team. 1last_img

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Manchester City Supporters Club (Donegal Branch)

first_imgThe next meeting of the Manchester City (Donegal) Supporters Club will take place on Tuesday 18th October at 7.15pm in Bonners Bar, Ballybofey. City play Villarreal in their third Champions League game on the same night, and the match will be shown live in Bonners after the meeting. Anyone looking for tickets for games in November or December can apply for them at this meeting.The Donegal Branch are hosting a Charity Race Night and Auction in the Villa Rose Hotel, Ballybofey on Saturday 5th November. Horses are currently on sale from any branch member, or online at www.mcfcdonegal.com. All profits from the night will be split between three local charities – the Donegal Hospice, the Childrens Ward at Letterkenny Hospital and the Solas Cancer Support Centre in Donegal Town. Any help and support of this event would be gratefully appreciated.Manchester City Supporters Club (Donegal Branch) was last modified: October 13th, 2011 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)last_img read more

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LOCAL NEWS: BULLETIN OF THE PARISH OF KINCASSLAGH

first_imgSchedule of MassesSt. Mary’s, Kincasslagh:Next weekendSaturday @ 7.30 p.m.Sunday @ 10.00 a.m.Next WeekMon, Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fri @ 10.00 a.m.St. Columba’s, Burtonport:Next WeekendSaturday @ 6.30 p.m.Sunday @ 11.00 a.m. Next Week.Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fri @ 10.00 a.m.Lay Apostolate Prayer Group 2nd Monday of the Month in the Oratory @ 6.30 p.m. All Welcome.Anniversaries & MassesStC= St Columba’s. StM= St Mary’s. John McCauley, Meenmore, Sat 24th, StCPeggy Sweeney, Mullaghderg, Sat 24th, StMEvelyn O’Donnell, Sun 25th, StMMass for the people, Sun 25th, StCBridget Sweeney, Lackenagh, Mon, StCCharles McDevitt & the deceased members of the McDevitt & McGinley families, Sat 31st, StCAnnie Gallagher, Chapel Gate, Sat 31st, StMHannah & Connie McCahill, and their daughter Anne Marie, Sun 1st, April, StMPatrick & James Boner, Keadue, Sun 1st, StCPat Byrne, Glasgow, husband of the late Mary McGarvey, Belcruit.Hugh Francis Sharkey, whose anniversary occurs at this time.May they rest in peace.Fundraising EventsCaislean Oir, AnnagryQuiz on Wednesday. Teams of 4, €20, 10 p.m. Your support is appreciated!You Shall be my WitnessesThe next evening of the confirmation programme is on Thursday evening in St. Columba’s Community Centre, Burtonport at 7.00 p.m. This is the final session before Confirmation. The Burtonport Action Group has taken possession of the Cope building in Burtonport, given to them on the understanding that if it is sold, it must be vacated within a month. The group needs to do a clean and freshen up with some light repairs to turn it into a facility to show off the port, its history and its crafts, etc, and offer a cuppa to a weary traveler. They would like volunteers to help in task of making the building ready, cleaners, and tradesmen willing to donate a few hours to them, i.e., joiners, painters, plumbers, etc. Our goal is that this community project will begin to put Burtonport back on the map. Contact Mario or Frank for info.The Next Do this in Memory Mass in the programme takes place on Saturday 31st. As our schedule has clashed with the event, “Acres got Talent”, the teachers have taken on the task of preparing the children for the mass this one time. So there will not be a meeting this Wednesday.The Donegal Camerata String Ensemblewill perform works by Rossini, Stamitz, Spielter and Parry, this Sunday, March 25th at 3pm at Conwal Parish Church, Letterkenny.Tickets are only €10 and students tickets €5!Youth Project: Sign up for our exciting 3 Day Open House Camp from 3rd-5th April for 10-12 Yrs, €30. A huge range on offer with both indoor/outdoor activities, Crafts, Sports, Console Wii/X-Box Gaming, Project Competitions, Team Building Challenges for Spot Prizes, Computers, providing something for everyone. Prior booking is essential on 9561931. Haiti AppealOn Saint Patrick’s Day I took up a church gate collection for returning to Haiti, and I am humbled by the generosity and support you have given in helping me return to help the less fortunate. We are overwhelmed by the amount everyone has donated which realized €2944.59 between Kincasslagh & Acres. I appreciate all the help and support you all have given me, and because of this I am able to go on the trip in MayThank You, Adrian WardSt Patrick’s Day Celebrations Burtonport.The organising committee of the St Patrick’s Day Celebrations in Burtonport would like to say a big THANK YOU to individual community members and businesses alike for their overwhelming generosity whilst supporting this event. The event was a real community effort which saw so many people help out in a wide variety of ways. Thank you to all who contributed prizes for raffles and games, food for consumption, your musical and dance talents for our entertainment, your time to help out with cooking, baking, setting up, cleaning up and manning various activities on the day, your contribution of art work and product for the displays and tabletops…etc etcFigures show that after expenses the event raised €3300 to be split evenly between the Local Lifeboat Fund and The Burtonport Festival.St. Columba’s NS presents Acres Got Talent! Come along and enjoy a family evening of music, singing, dancing, comedy, football skills, a magic show and much more! In the Community Centre, Acres on Wed. 28th March at 7pm. Entry costs €3 per adult and €1 per child in aid of school funds.Ards Friary Retreat Centre, Immediate Job Vacancy, office person required, Thurs-Sat – 11-4pm. Please forward a current CV toinfo@ardsfriary.ie or Ben @ Tel: 074 9138909.BADMINTON6 week Course of Badminton with fully qualified Coach starting Friday 13th April in the Maghery Community Centre from 10.30am to 12pm. €5 per person per week. With enough interest we aim to set up a Badminton Club in the Maghery Centre. Contact Frances on 087 773 3203 Maghery Centre 95 22724Used Clothing Appeal in aid of St. Luke’s Hospital will take place at Kincasslagh Hall Car Park on Saturday 31st March 10.30 – 3.30 p.m. Please donate clean Men’s, Women’s, Children’s clothes, curtains, towels, shoes (Paired), and bed linen. If anyone requires bags collected call or text 087 970 3266.Glasses found on the blockyard beach at Keadue. Call 086 341 8956 to retrieve.IEC Adoration in our ParishThere will be exposition and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass on Sunday for one hour.LOCAL NEWS: BULLETIN OF THE PARISH OF KINCASSLAGH was last modified: March 25th, 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:KINCASSLAGHLOCAL NEWS: BULLETIN OF THE PARISH OF ST MARY’Slast_img read more

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Donegal conference told of public concern for rural homelessness

first_imgA conference on Homelessness in Donegal saw a packed venue at the Radisson Blu in Letterkenny last night where over 150 people attended.A number of speakers including contributors Thomas Pringle TD, Peter McVerry of McVerry Trust, David Hall of iCARE Housing and Declan Dunne of Respond! Housing outlined the issue of homelessness.The event was organised by Housing Rights Awareness with Frankie Healy co-chairing the event for the evening as the problem of hidden homelessness in Donegal and the Government’s response was discussed in detail. Deputy Pringle told the event it was humbling to see how concerned people are about homelessness in Donegal. While official numbers don’t reach the thousands as they do in Dublin, people here feel that hidden homeless is reaching unacceptable levels and that something needs to be done before the problem gets worse. They’re aware that the Government’s priorities lie elsewhere which they feel is not good enough.”“While official numbers don’t reach the thousands as they do in Dublin, people here feel that hidden homeless is reaching unacceptable levels and that something needs to be done before the problem gets worse. They’re aware that the Government’s priorities lie elsewhere which they feel is not good enough.”Deputy Pringle addressing last night’s conference on homelessness held in Letterkenny.“Twice I introduced legislation to have the right to housing recognised in the Constitution and twice Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil voted it down. People deserve a Government that protects their interests over the interests of the private sector. Anything different is just plain dangerous” concludes Pringle.Fr Peter McVerry spoke of the changing profile of those entering homelessness: “It used to be mainly people with drug and alcohol problems but now we’re seeing families and even people with jobs. The cause of the homelessness problem is we stopped building social housing. Over the next 10 years the Government will transfer €7.5 billion to private sector landlords and not one social house will be built” he concluded.Declan Dunne of Respond! Housing summed up the issue of the Government’s funding of HAP.“The main problem with HAP is the insecurity. We need to build social homes as the only solution. It’s about handing over keys to people,” he said.David Hall of iCARE Housing said plainly “There are 17,000 people before the courts at the moment in danger of losing their home and 32,000 people in arrears. We have a housing crisis but with thousands more close to losing their homes, this will turn crisis into a catastrophe”.Donegal conference told of public concern for rural homelessness was last modified: October 29th, 2017 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:conferenceFr Peter McVerryHOMELESSNESSletterkennylast_img read more

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Vijender to be India’s flagbearer in Asiad closing ceremony

first_imgVijender Singh receives his gold medal after defeating Uzbekistan’s Abbos Atoev in the men’s 75 kg boxing final at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China on Friday, November 26, 2010.World number one boxer Vijender Singh, who braved a dislocated thumb to clinch a gold medal at the Asian Games, will be India’s flagbearer at the closing ceremony of the mega-event in Guangzhou on Saturday.Olympic and World Championships bronze-medallist Vijender defeated two-time world champion Abbos Atoev in the middleweight (75kg) finals to fetch a gold.The 25-year-old has a plaster on his injured hand right now but national coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu said he would still have no trouble lifting the flag at the ceremony on Saturday evening.- With PTI inputslast_img

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