Floro met up with the Getafe doctor who helped save him

first_imgThe stands exploded in a stir that alerted the doctors of both teams. Lam (Lega) and Oyola (Geta) left the benches, forgot about the game and became important. There was a life to save. They flew in a blink until they reached Floro’s seat. He was assisted, revived and maintained until Rafa, a doctor from Samur, practiced CPR with which he returned from death. Floro went in critical condition to the Severo Ochoa hospital in Leganés, where they completed the task. They stabilized him and kept him healthy. Shortly after the club paid tribute.Today, in the outskirts of Butarque Floro’s blue eyes looked for Oyola to thank him for that. And assisted by Ace, they met again when the blue team member was about to enter the stadium. “Thank you doctor,” Floro muttered excitedly with his eyes fixed on the doctor. And there it was Oyola’s smile that came alive. Florencio Hernández (Floro for his friends, who are many) is 56 years old and has two blue eyes that sparkle life. In the last Leganés – Getafe played in Butarque he was close to losing it. That night of December 7, 2018, his cucumber heart, cracked by inherited genetic problems, shot up. It was not the excitement of the game, but a rogue arrhythmia that almost killed him. First the pulsations fired up to 280 beats per minute. Then he stopped. His brother José, also affected by the same problems, was the first to alert what happened. Sitting next to him, he shouted in a desperate howl. The worst was feared.last_img read more

Pensioners being treated horribly at NIS

first_imgDear Editor,My name is Rampaul Chetaru and I attained the age of 60 on February 24, 2018, and filed for my old age benefits on January 3, 2018. I appeal to your newspaper to highlight the difficulties I have been enduring for the past 10 month at the hands of the National Insurance Scheme.On several occasions I made enquiries at the Georgetown local office (pensions section) and at the Melanie Damishana local office as it related to the status of my old age benefits, only to be informed that it is being processed; however, due to some issues with my contributions on the system, payment of my claim is being affected.On my recent visit to the National Insurance Scheme, I was referred to the Public Relations Unit where I spoke to an officer and even submitted a letter to her which was for the General Manager, appealing to her to intervene to bring closure to my claim. The officer give me all assurance that she will look into the matter to ensure closure, however, when I recently enquired on the status of my old age claim, I was informed that my matter is still pending.Mr Editor, I have satisfied the contributions amount to be entitled to an old age pension. However, I was informed that there is an issue with my self-employed contributions which is affecting my payment. After I left my job I went and registered with the National Insurance Scheme as a self-employed contributor on the October 1, 2006, and made my payments from the October 2006 to December 2010 and even with the difficulties that I face I was always punctual with my payments so why am I put to suffer because of the cancerous system within the National Insurance Scheme.I recently read of Ms Sahadai’s matter versus NIS in the media and was thankful the court made the right judgement in her matter and also for Christopher Ram’s endurance that ensure justice was served to his client.As I conclude, I appeal to the relevant authority to address my concern and bring closure to my matter since I am currently unemployed and have no other means of financial support.Sincerely,Rampaul Chetarulast_img read more

Open Letter to President Weah: Please Address Madam Sheba Brown’s Conflict of Interest

first_imgDear President Weah:Hello. I am Elijah F. Chilar; I am a Liberian. For the purpose of this letter, let me also say that I have worked at the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) from July 15, 2008 to January 12, 2018 serving as Head of Human Resources, Assistant Director of Administration for Human Resources, Deputy Director of Administration, and Director for General Support Services.Mr. President, I am kindly and humbly requesting you to withdraw the appointment/nomination of Mrs. D. Sheba Brown to the CBL Board of Governors for the following reasons.Firstly, Mrs. Brown as a Commissioner at the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission should not and must not serve on the CBL Board of Governors to avoid a situation where Mrs. D. Sheba Brown and the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission will be “referee and player” in the exercise of her duties which will a “conflict of interest.”. For example, if a corruption issue arises at the CBL and it requires the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate while Mrs. D. Sheba Brown is serving on the CBL Board of Governors, is it not a “conflict of interest” situation for the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission? It is, Mr. President. Therefore, I am humbly asking you to withdraw the appointment/nomination of Mrs. Brown to the CBL Board of Governors.In fact, presidential appointees serving in government integrity institutions like the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission, the General Auditing Commission, and the Internal Audit Secretariat should not be appointed on boards of government institutions to avoid conflict of interest in the exercise of their respective duties.My second reason requesting you to withdraw the appointment/nomination of Mrs. D. Sheba Brown is this. While Mrs. Brown was serving as Director of Administration at the CBL, she grossly, openly, and defiantly violated a major personnel and administrative policy of the CBL by hiring her son in person of Mr. Rodney Brown in her office under her direct supervision; Mr. Rodney Brown still works at the CBL.The CBL forbids and prohibits hiring of children, parents, spouses, brothers or sisters of the employees of the CBL and the Director of Administration is responsible to enforce the policy to avoid conflict of interest situation at the CBL. Unfortunately, being aware of such policy and being the Director of Administration responsible to enforce such policy, Mrs. Brown went ahead and hired her son, Mr. Rodney Brown, in her office under her direct supervision to the disbelief of the entire staff of the CBL, thereby posing as an “untouchable.”At the time, Mrs. Brown hired her son, we all have children, brothers, sisters, and spouses who were without jobs but we did not attempt to hire them at the CBL because we did not want to violate such policy. For example, while I was serving as Head of Human Resources, my wife who now works at the Lone Star Communications Corporation and my brother who now works at the Forestry Development Authority were without jobs for a couple of years but I did not attempt to hire any of them at the CBL due to the CBL policy forbidding and prohibiting hiring of spouse and brother of employees of the CBL.My third reason requesting you to withdraw the appointment/nomination of Mrs. Brown to the CBL Board of Governors is this. Mrs. Brown is a Commissioner at the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission and so for her to serve on the CBL Board of Governors at the same time is against the intent and purpose of the Pro Poor Agenda of your Government.If you consider the huge salary and benefits that Mrs. Brown is making at the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission and at the same time having her on the CBL Board of Governors where she will be getting board sitting fees and other benefits, it is giving one person more than it is necessary while hundreds of other Liberians are without jobs and without a day’s meal every day.After all, there are hundreds of Liberians who are qualified, competent and patriotic to serve on the CBL Board of Governors. Presidential appointments and general employment in government should be strategically done in a way that it fulfils the intent and purpose of the pro poor agenda of your government by sharing the wealth (resources) of our country to a larger number of our citizens. Therefore, Mr. President, please withdraw the appointment/nomination of Mrs. D. Sheba Brown to the CBL Board of Governors.In fact, I hereby humbly recommend to you not to appoint any one, who is already serving in a government position to the board of any government institutions except for statutory members in order to appoint other qualified, competent and patriotic Liberians to such positions. Such is one of the ways the wealth (resources) of our country can be shared to a larger number of our citizens as much as possible.This is my fourth reason for requesting you to withdraw the appointment/nomination of Mrs. D. Sheba Brown to the CBL Board of Governors. When Mrs. Brown was retired, she requested for severance (tenure) payment for the number of years she worked for the National Bank of Liberia (NBL) now CBL for which she was previously paid; the records are there on file.So, where is the integrity for the appointment/nomination of Mrs. D. Sheba Brown to the CBL Board of Governors, Mr. President? Mrs. Brown’s son, Mr. Rodney Brown, still works at the CBL and so if an issue concerning Mr. Rodney Brown requires the CBL Board of Governors to decide, what will be the role of his MOTHER, Mrs. D. Sheba Brown? Is this not a conflict of interest situation, Mr. President? It is, Mr. President.Some people may not like me for this but my conscience is clear because by so doing I have done nothing wrong except that I am serving our country and I am supporting our government to succeed because if our government succeeds we succeed as a country but if our government fails we fail as a country.Some people may say, who is he requesting you to withdraw appointment/nomination. My answer to such people is, why not, my reasons make sense for requesting for the withdrawal and as a citizen, it is my duty to do so for the President, the government and our country to succeed. The failure of any government is a failure for us all.For example, I did not support your candidacy for president during the 2018 Presidential and Legislative Elections – I supported Ambassador Joseph N. Boakai – but after the elections, I tell people that we all should put elections behind us and support the president and the government because their success is our success and their failure is our failure as a country. For me, that is one of the good virtues and principle of democracy, patriotism and good citizenship.In this public manner, I am humbly asking all Media Institutions, Civil Society Institutions, Political parties, our Elders and our foreign partners to join me to request the President to withdraw the appointment/nomination of Mrs. D. Sheba Brown to the CBL Board of Governors in the interest of transparency, accountability and good governance in our country, otherwise it will be a very bad precedent.Thank you in advance, Mr. President, for considering my request. My best wishes and long live our Republic.Sincerely yours,Rev. Elijah F. Chilar0886665358elijahfchilar@gmail.comCc:  Media InstitutionsCivil Society InstitutionsLiberia Council of ChurchesShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Allicock yet to issue any land title

first_img3 years later…project only 26% completedGovernment has been heavily criticised over its handling of the Amerindian Land Titling Project (ALT) with members of the Opposition arguing that very little progress has been made so far.Their arguments were confirmed by statements made by Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock during a Parliamentary Committee meeting on Natural Resources on Wednesday.Allicock also revealed that not only was 26 per cent of the project completed, but in three years, the Ministry has not managed to issue a single title to any Amerindian community.“I have not been able to title any village, because we want to do things that areIndigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock during the Parliamentary Committee meeting on Natural Resources on Wednesdaytruly reflected in the Free Prior and Informed (FPIC) process,” the Vice President told the media.The Minister told the Committee that the ALT work programme, which started in 2013, will require another decade before it could be completed, although the project life comes to an end in October 2018.According to him, only about 25 per cent of the total US$10 million earmarked for the project has been utilised thus far – some $500 million or US$2.5 million.He explained that funding was not the constraint, but claimed that the project was faced with manpower issues, as there is need for an anthropologist, and equipment also to support it. “Several communities are targeted for demarcation and work is continuing,” Allicock asserted despite members of the Opposition calling for the Minister to provide greater explanation on the matter.Allicock also lamented the time constraints of the project given its sensitive nature. He said had the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) been in place, it would have afforded more technical resources.In his report, Allicock also noted that the Ministry was working to complete the demarcation of an additional four communities by the end of the stated project life, which concludes in October.The Minister also indicated that it was likely that an extension would have to be sought to allow for all unresolved Amerindian land titling. He said, “We are in discussion and we are hoping that we could have another extension. We would have to come up with some justifying facts to seek an extension.”Meanwhile, Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) and former Amerindian Affairs Minister Pauline Sukhai argued strongly that from the information provided on the project, it seemed that the Government was dragging its feet on the issue and as such, the land titling process was now at a standstill.She said, “The Ministry which is a partner to all the other units that have been working in support of processing, granting land and demarcating lands to Indigenous people need to be more efficient…with the pace at which they are going, they may need at least two years’ extension and millions more.”Allicock conceded that there were a number of issues affecting progression in some communities. He was asked to submit those reasons to the Committee in writing by Committee Chair Odinga Lumumba.Committee members were also keen to find out about progress being made specifically in Rockstone. Residents there have repeatedly raised concerns over land titling matters.Allicock explained that the issues in the community were unique where elections recently took place, paving the way for a new Council to take office. He said “things have already been put in place” to address the land titling issue not only in Rockstone but in all Amerindian communities.In an attempt to school the Government members on the importance of land titling and demarcation to Indigenous peoples, Sukhai said that she was convinced that the Minister and his advisers were not too clear about the issue and as such, she advised them to do some research and acquaint themselves with them. She also criticised the Ministry for not continuing the progress made under the previous Administration.The Government in 2013 signed a US$10.7 million agreement for the implementation of the Amerindian Land Titling and Demarcation project, which concluded in 2016. However, an extension in 2017 was requested resulting in $165 million being earmarked for the advancing of the remaining identified areas.So far, 13 communities have applied for absolute grants for the first time. Of that number, seven have received approval and six have been demarcated. Out of 23 communities, 14 have been issued with Certificates of Title. But not one single community has so far received a title under the new Government.The ALT project seeks to achieve three major goals: completion of land titling issues and demarcation process for all Amerindian villages that submitted requests; increased use of existing and alternative mechanisms to resolve land titling disputes and a communication strategy, including a handbook describing the process of titling, demarcation, and social economic impact of secured land tenure.The project is being financed from the Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF) under the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS). (Samuel Sukhnandan)last_img read more

Parika man stabbed during row with uncle

first_imgTwenty-four-year-old Orlando Persaud of Parika Backdam, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), was on Monday evening last stabbed to his chest by his uncle during an argument at a relative’s birthday party.Based on reports gathered, Persaud and his uncle have been at odds for a number of years but they were both invited to a relative’s birthday party. While there, they were seen imbibing alcohol but after some time, Persaud left the celebration.However, Persaud returned to the party and an argument broke out between him and the suspect. Although family members intervened and attempted to stop the argument, the men continued, which ultimately led to a scuffle.They were eventually separated by family members and Persaud was left lying on the ground.It was only until it was observed that the man was bleeding from his left side chest did the family members realise that he had been injured.The suspect reportedly left the scene on a bicycle while Persaud was picked up and rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital but was later transferred to the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) where he is presently being treated.The matter has since been reported to the police and an investigation was launched.last_img read more

Irfaan Ali slams slander discrediting academic qualifications

first_img…says allegations intended to take him out of PPP presidential race …pursuing PhDPeople’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentary frontbencher, Irfaan Ali has come out swinging at those who are purporting that he has misrepresented his academic qualifications.Ali on Saturday refuted these claims, saying the information being peddled is intended to derail his efforts to become the presidential candidate for his party.Ali noted that his certification, including diplomas and degrees, are already in the public domain. In addition, the former Housing Minister revealed that he is awaiting additional transcripts from institutions he has studied, even as he has already written his dissection for his PhD.“I have never presented any inaccurate academic achievements. I will not give credence to such organised slander to discredit my wide-ranging academic progress by responding to every single element of the mischievous information being peddled and which objective is to undermine my effort to serve as the PPP Presidential Candidate,” Ali stated.Ali noted that he would have no hesitation to make this information public when he receives it. Guyana Times understands that the MP has in fact submitted a PhD dissertation for examination on the topic: “Design and Development of an Integrated Land Management Model in Guyana” since September 2018 and is currently awaiting the result from the evaluation.Ali is among several other Executive Committee members of the PPP vying for the Party’s Presidential Candidate position. Over the past week, reports have been carried in the media that questioned the veracity of his qualifications. The reports have questioned whether Ali was qualified for the Master’s Degree he did on an India Technical and Economic Cooperation scholarship.Already, former Labour Minister, Dr Nanda Gopaul, has defended Ali’s participation in the programme. According to Gopaul, reports making their rounds that discredit Ali’s credentials are misleading.“At the time of Mr Ali’s nomination for that programme, I was Head of the Public Service and Permanent Secretary, Public Service Ministry (PSM) responsible for training. I can attest to the fact that Mr Ali was fully qualified and had the requisite skills and experience for his Master’s Degree programme,” Gopaul had written in a letter to the media.“Mr Ali did Guyana proud by graduating with a high First Class Honours. On his return to Guyana, he was elected as President of the ITEC, Alumni Association and participated in several ITEC day activities hosted by the Indian High Commission in Guyana.”Ali was first appointed a Minister in 2009 in then President Bharrat Jagdeo’s Government. Previously, he had served at the technical level in various Government departments. Besides his Master’s Degree from ITEC, he holds post graduate qualifications in business management.Under the Donald Ramotar administration, he served as Housing; Tourism, Industry and Commerce Minister.Ali emerged as an early potential for presidential candidate, following the coalition Government’s fall to a no-confidence vote on December 21, 2018, which makes way for General and Regional Elections within 90 days from that date as per the Constitution.The No-confidence Motion brought by the parliamentary Opposition against the Government succeeded when Charrandas Persaud, a former Alliance For Change Parliamentarian, broke rank and made a conscience vote in favour of the motion.As a result of this, the PPP began its search for its presidential candidate within its executive for which Ali has since indicated his interest.last_img read more

Senegal to the rescue as African teams struggle at World Cup

first_img– Salah, Egypt out –Following all the excitement surrounding their first appearance at the finals since 1990, the Pharaohs have been knocked out already after just a week of competition.Hector Cuper’s side have been hampered by Mohamed Salah coming into the tournament with a shoulder injury.He played no part in the 1-0 defeat against Uruguay in Yekaterinburg.Mohamed Salah (L) and Egypt endured a difficult night against Russia and are already staring at the World Cup exit door © AFP / Giuseppe CACACEOn Tuesday, Salah was back but unable to prevent Egypt from losing 3-1 to Russia in Saint Petersburg, his late penalty proving a mere consolation.“It is very difficult to know what would have happened (had he not been injured) but we know the quality he has,” said Cuper.Egypt have still never won a match at the World Cup in six attempts. Only Honduras (nine) have played more games at the finals without a single victory.– Morocco eliminated –Herve Renard’s Morocco did not concede a single goal in their final qualifying group. But scoring goals has been their big problem in Russia.Despite two encouraging displays against Iran and Portugal, the Atlas Lions have no goals, no points and are guaranteed to make a group-stage exit.Morocco now know they will be going home at the end of the group phase after two defeats in their first two outings © AFP / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVIt took a late own-goal from Aziz Bouhaddouz to condemn them to a 1-0 defeat against Iran in their opener.On Wednesday, Cristiano Ronaldo’s early header gave Portugal a 1-0 victory in Moscow and Morocco’s second-half onslaught was in vain.But despite being the first nation to be knocked out, the hope will be that this can be a learning curve for their talented younger players.“We qualified for a World Cup after 20 years of absence and we showed that we can play football,” said Renard.– ‘Naive’ Nigeria –Gernot Rohr’s Super Eagles were poor as they started their campaign with a 2-0 defeat against Croatia in Kaliningrad in a difficult group.Nigeria’s teenage goalkeeper Francis Uzoho comes to claim the ball during his side’s defeat at the hands of Croatia © AFP / Attila KISBENEDEKOghenekaro Etebo’s own-goal and a Luka Modric penalty did for a Nigerian team almost unrecognisable from that beaten by France in the last 16 four years ago.Epitomising this youthful side was Francis Uzoho, who at 19 years and seven months became the second-youngest goalkeeper to play in a World Cup.“Sometimes we were a little bit naive on set pieces but we will work on it,” said Rohr, whose team face Iceland next, then Argentina.– Tough on Tunisia –Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul had confidently asserted before the World Cup that his side would qualify from a group also containing Belgium and England and they almost held Gareth Southgate’s side to a draw in Volgograd in their opening game.They recovered from conceding an early goal and losing goalkeeper Mouez Hassen to injury, equalising courtesy of a Ferjani Sassi penalty.Tunisia goalkeeper Mouez Hassen comes off against England, his World Cup already over © AFP / Mark RALSTONHowever, Harry Kane’s late strike saw the north African side lose 2-1, and they have now gone 12 World Cup games without winning since beating Mexico in 1978.Only Bulgaria (17 games) have endured a longer drought, and it is hard to see them ending their run when they play Belgium next, with Hassen out of the rest of their campaign.– Senegal dream of 2002 repeat –Having seen their fellow Africans toil, Senegal did their bit by battling to a 2-1 win over Poland on Tuesday in Group H.Sadio Mane was seen as the man dangerman, but it was the pace of Mbaye Niang, and a mistake by Poland goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, that clinched it for Senegal after Thiago Cionek’s own goal put them ahead.The Lions of Teranga are now dreaming of a repeat of their run to the quarter-finals in 2002.“Of course we represent our country but I can also guarantee that the whole of Africa is supporting us,” said impressive Senegal coach Aliou Cisse.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Senegal players go to celebrate with Mbaye Niang after he got what proved to be their winner against Poland © AFP / Alexander NEMENOVSOCHI, Russian Federation, Jun 20 – Senegal are proving to be Africa’s saving grace at the World Cup. Their win over Poland on Tuesday was a rare bright moment among six defeats out of six for the continent’s other representatives in Russia.After Nigeria and Algeria both reached the knockout phase four years ago, following Ghana’s run to the quarter-finals in 2010, it is looking like 2018 will be a step backwards for Africa on the biggest stage. Two of their teams are already eliminated.last_img read more

Inter Milan president issues ‘hands off’ warning to Man City and Chelsea

first_imgManchester City and Chelsea may be forced to switch their attentions elsewhere after Inter Milan President Erick Thohir issued a hands-off warning for influential forward Mauro Icardi and said he will not be sold during the summer.Icardi has been one of the star performers in Italy this season scoring 18 goals and has attracted strong interest from both Manuel Pellegrini and Jose Mourinho.Both managers are keen to strengthen their forward lines and were hoping that the prolific forward could be tempted by a big money move into the Premier League.But Thohir insists Icardi will not be going anywhere at the end of the season and he remains a key part of their long-term plans.Thohir, speaking in Corriere della Sera, said:  “We won’t sell Icardi, he’s one of our most important players.“Often money can cause problems, but not for him as he has his head firmly on his shoulders. We are working towards an agreement for a contract renewal, it’s important that he stays with us.” 1 Mauro Icardi in action for Inter Milan last_img read more

Veteran leaves patriotic legacy

first_imgJenkins left high school against his father’s wishes to join his brother at war in Europe and was stationed in France, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany, where he drove a lieutenant general and even once chauffeured Gen. George S. Patton. Jenkins met Dwight D. Eisenhower during the war, and came to see the war from the viewpoint of those who orchestrated it, as he shuttled others to view the troops. He also put his driving skills to use by carrying messages while being fired upon. “Commanders sent him out with a tear in their eye every time because there was a high probability he wouldn’t come back,” Donald A. Jenkins said. His father received three stars for serving in battle, including the Battle of the Bulge. He was then placed on a ship and he believed he would return home as he sailed across the Atlantic, but instead sailed through the Panama Canal to the Philippines. There he prepared to storm the beaches of Japan in case of a full invasion. The operation was likely to mean death, but mushroom clouds over Hiroshima and Nagasaki saved his life, his family said. It also gave him the opportunity to again watch history in the making while aboard the USS Missouri. “He did see Hirohito and he did see the surrender and all of that,” Jenkins’ son said. Jenkins’ war legacy would later influence his son, who enlisted against his father’s wishes. Donald A. Jenkins, wounded and decorated for his own service, would later bring his father to Washington, D.C., so the two could visit the World War II and Vietnam memorials together. It would be the last trip they would take together. Suffering from the effects of stroke and dementia, When he died, Jenkins also left behind his wife and three grandsons. To his son, however, his father’s legacy lives on in his military service. “The greatest thing that he instilled in me is a deep, deep sense of patriotism,” Donald A. Jenkins said. La Mirada the elder’s health began a two-year decline. airan.scruby@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “My father was a very quiet person,” Donald A. Jenkins, 59, said. “It was kind of hard to get to know him because he kept a lot of things to himself.” After serving during World War II in Europe and in the South Pacific, the elder Jenkins returned home and married his wartime sweetheart, Marian, with whom he had corresponded while overseas. He and his bride moved in 1958 from Pennsylvania to La Mirada, where he worked as a mailer for Harper and Row Publishers and raised a son. It was not until Jenkins was aging and his health began to decline that his son and sister pieced together what they knew of his military service. “When he came home, he didn’t speak of the war unless he was with other veterans,” Johnson said of her brother. “But when you did hear what they were saying, it really popped.” Instead of wearing his heart on his sleeve, Donald G. Jenkins wore it on his hat. The former resident, a World War II veteran who chauffeured generals to inspect troops and deliver secret messages behind enemy lines, died on Nov. 26 in hospice care. He was 83. But his family and friends remembered him as he often was, in his “World War II Veteran” baseball cap. “People would see it and stop him and thank him for his service,” Jenkins’ sister, Mary Johnson, said. “His eyes would just light up.” Although Jenkins’ proudest accomplishment was his military service, his son said he rarely spoke of it. last_img read more


first_imgBuncrana GAA urgently seeks your votes to help it win Better Together, a national online video competition.The club is hoping that the local community will rally behind it and give it the votes it needs to win the €1,000 top prize.Better Together is a nationwide campaign which aims to build support for hundreds of charities, community groups, clubs and associations across the country by encouraging the public to support these good causes and make a difference in their communities. “Anyone can vote for us no matter where they are in the world,” said club Chairman Paul McGonigle.“The video gives a short snapshot of the wider role the club plays in the local community, what it does make this place a better place for all of us to live in. I’d say a lot of people will be surprised at the range of things we’re involved in.”The club is the only entry from Inishowen and is hoping for votes from all over the peninsula and further afield too.“We’d really like people to use social media like Facebook and Twitter to get the message out there, to tell their friends and contacts about it and get online to vote. Hitting the ‘Like’ button on Facebook isn’t enough, people have to click the ‘Vote’ icon on the competition website,” said Paul. The video was made for the club by local companies Crana Communications and The Memory Factory.Harry Kerr of The Memory Factory said he was delighted to be involved and that it was his way of contributing something to the club.“It was a great experience for us to do this. We’re looking at developing this side of our business, promotional videos and corporate work, so it was a good exercise in that sense too.”Voting closes on November 22nd so time is running out fast. The club really appreciates your support and knows you won’t let it down!Here is the link to the club’s competition page: http://www.bettertogether.ie/video/buncrana-gaa-more-club-more-community BUNCRANA GAA CLUB WANTS YOUR VOTE TO ‘MAKE IT BETTER TOGETHER’ was last modified: November 10th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Buncrana GAA Clublast_img read more