Exciting Hugo Chambers 5k expected tomorrow

first_imgALL roads will lead to Jamaica College tomorrow as the 29th staging of the National Hugo Chambers Memorial 5K road race and Fun Run will take place with activities set to start at 1:30p.m with the one-mile special Olympics and 12 & under kids.The two-mile race for athletes between the ages of 13-19 will follow at 2:30 p.m with the feature event, the 5K fun Run/Walk to climax things at 4:00 p.m.This year’s staging pays memory to the late Hugo Chambers, an outstanding student and headmaster of Jamaica College.He was a well-know sportsman and sports administrator who made a significant contribution to the development of sports in Jamaica.Race organiser Alan Beckford expects another big turnover for tomorrow’s 29th staging. “I am very pleased with the support from across the island so far, and we expect another big turnout – in the region of around 450-500 (participants),” said Beckford.BATTLE FOR THE TOPThe 5K event will start on Mona Road on the Jamaica College campus and will feature several of the country’s top middle-distance runners and several high school athletes from Vere Technical, Hydel, Edwin Allen, Mavis Bank, Holmwood Technical, Kingston College and St Jago High, who are expected to battle for the top male and female team awards.Lenford Adams is the defending male champion, while Samantha James took the top honour among the females last year.Today’s event should feature the rivalry between GC Foster College’s Oshane Archibald and Mavis Ban’sk Garfield Gordon, who turned the tables on Archibald at the CB UWI road race last Sunday after finishing behind his opponent at the Mico 5K and the Portmore Burger King 10 K events.The two-mile race involving the 13-19 age group, which was added to the programme in 2009, has become very popular among high school athletes as sprinters use the opportunity to prepare for the upcoming track season.Entry fee is $1200 per competitor, $500 for students, and the closing date for entries will be today.last_img read more

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Digicel Grand Prix | Spotlight on MoBay

first_imgKingston: All is set for tomorrow’s official start of the highly anticipated 2017 Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Championship, which gets out of the blocks with the Western Championship at the Montego Bay Sports Complex. The five-meet Digicel series has a prize package totalling $15 million in scholarships and prizes for top athletes and their schools. Stephen Smith, head of the County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA), which is hosting the track and field event, says they are ready. “We’re actually 95 per cent finished. We’re on the ball for the start of the series. We’re only watching the rain at the eliminations and hope for the best weather at the finals,” said Smith. Qualifiers for the first meet in the 2017 Digicel Grand Prix ended yesterday with the girls’ eliminations at St Elizabeth Technical High School. Now all eyes will be on the much-sought-after finals, to be held in Montego Bay. Tomorrow, patrons will not only be seeing great performances on the track. They will also be entertained by dancehall stars Tanto Blacks, Chi Ching Ching and the Montego Bay Boys and Girls Club Marching Band. PRIZES GALORE For their efforts, the top male and female overall winners of the Western Champs will collect $250,000 each while the second and third-place winners will get $100,000 and $50,000, respectively. Individual athletes also stand a chance to win big as championship record breakers in the Grand Prix events will win $25,000 academic scholarships while shattering National junior records will see them earning $50,000 scholarships. “This is the type of investment that can lead to academic and athletic greatness, which is the balance that these young talents needs. We look forward to further contributing to the development of athletics right across Jamaica. Our mission is to support young athletes to make them grow from ‘grass roots to greatness’,” said Kamal Powell, senior sponsorship and development manager at Digicel. NEXT LEVEL Enforcing Powell’s position Smith says the region’s institutions are grateful for Digicel’s contribution through the 2017 Digicel Grand Prix Western Championships. “COCAA is an association that is geared towards development, and with the help of Digicel, we have been able to cater to athletes coming up from the primary level and those in high school looking to make it to the next level. We feel good to know that Digicel is helping our development.” Four other meets will follow: the Eastern Championships on February 28, the Anthrick Corporate Area Championships on March 2, Central Championships on March 8, and then the finals, the G.C. Foster Classic, on March 11. The championship events are the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, discus, long jump and high jump for Classes One and Two boys and girls, plus the 4x400m open relay.last_img read more

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Lyceum stays unbeaten at 3-0, holds down San Sebastian

first_imgMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLyceum had to fight until the final minute to keep its immaculate slate in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament as it turned back San Sebastian, 78-73, Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre.Jasper Ayaay delivered the dagger triple with 26 seconds left to give the Pirates a 77-70 lead which as enough cushion for Lyceum to rely on until the final buzzer.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets The Pirates stretched it to seven but Michael Calisaan was able to salvage a triple for San Sebastian to cut the deficit to four, 77-73, with 17.9 seconds left, which proved too short for the Golden Stags to force a comeback.CJ Perez led the Pirates with 20 points and five rebounds while Ayaay added 17 points.Nzeusseu did much of the dirty work for the pirates with 10 points and 13 rebounds.Calisaan had a game-high 28 points to go along 10 rebounds to lead San Sebastian while Allyn Bulanadi added 16 points and grabbed nine boards.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite LATEST STORIES The Pirates improved to 3-0 while the Golden Stags slipped to 1-2.“I guess it’s the perseverance and grit, just not giving up, that was a tough game and they really gave us a run for our money,” said Pirates head coach Topex Robinson.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“Again winning is the result of our vision, we want to make sure we inspire others and it’s a reminder to ourselves that we inspire others and give them hope. We want to inspire players from the province that they can play and it can be done.”Things were still tight between the two teams just heading into the final minute as Mike Nzeusseu tipped in Reymar Caduyac’s miss with 1:06 left in the game to give Lyceum a 74-70 lead. Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Belo has to get over mental hump regarding injury — Reyeslast_img read more

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Body of female taxi driver found in ditch, car missing

first_imgShock waves rippled through the community of La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara (WBD), on Sunday morning when residents discovered the body of a woman in a ditch.The dead woman was later identified as 47-year-old Indira Bipat of Lot 18 Samaroo Dam, Pouderoyen, WBD. She was said to have been a part-time taxi driver and would have left home on Saturday after receiving a telephone call.Derick Bipat, the now dead woman’s son, when contacted explained that he last saw his mother on Saturday around 17:30h when she left home in the family motorcar, a Silver-Grey Toyota Axio bearing registration number PXX 4114.“She got a call on her phone and said she was going and coming back just now. That is the car that she uses part-time as a taxi but when they found her body, the car was not there. We don’t know where the car is,” he explained.According to the distraught son, it was after several calls to his mother’s mobile went unanswered between Saturday night and early Sunday morning that he visited the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station, West Coast Demerara (WCD), to file a missing persons’ report.“While at the station, a friend of my sister called to say there was news that a body was found in Parfaite, but she did not know if it was our mother. However, we confirmed shortly after that it was my mother. We don’t know what happened or how it happened. Also, the car is yet to be found.”The now dead woman is survived by her son and her 18-year-old daughter. Her husband passed away in 2013.The children are hoping that the person(s) responsible for their mother’s demise are caught since it appears as if she was murdered and the car hijacked.Meanwhile, Commander of D Division (West Bank Demerara-East Bank Essequibo), Edmond Cooper told this publication that investigations into the circumstances surrounding the woman’s death are ongoing.“We understand she is a taxi driver, so the investigation has now started with this information,” he explained.According to the Police Commander, it is too early to assume that foul play was involved in the woman’s death, but detectives are looking at all possible angles.“We have not seen any marks of violence or anything, so, as I said, we are still investigating. We got the report early this (Sunday) morning that a body has been found, a body was lying at the back of Parfaite, and the police responded. They found the lady’s body,” he stated. (Kristen Macklingam)Indira Bipatlast_img read more

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Kelly’s Centra shortlisted for disability employment award

first_imgKelly’s Centra of Mountain Top Letterkenny have been shortlisted for the prestigious ‘Zero Project’ award for the second year in a row. The Zero Project award recognises businesses for providing people with disabilities with employment. The hugely popular businesses was nominated for the project back in June, but have now been formally shortlisted.Just 140 practices in the world were shortlisted this year, and Kelly’s Centra is one of the 15 selected in all of Europe. The Zero Project focuses on the rights of disabled persons globally and rewards businesses for Innovative Practices and Policies.10% of staff at Kelly’s Centra have disabilities, bringing real diversity to their team.Manager of Kelly’s Centra, Mairtin Kelly expressed his delight, and stated that the company would continue to dedicate themselves to create job opportunities for those with disabilities.Kelly told Donegal Daily, “We’re delighted our store complex was nominated for this prestigious World wide award by James McClean, a community Activist from Letterkenny specializing in promoting the inclusion of people with disabilities in everyday life. “In line with the guidelines outlined in the UNCRPD (The United Nations Convention on Rights for People with Disabilities) of which he worked on the formulation of in New York.“Kelly’s was nominated as they have consistently shown an openness and encouragement to people with disabilities to become part of Kelly’s diverse workforce, they also try to make people with disabilities and their families welcome as customers in their complex as well.”About the Zero Project: The Zero Project has completed the first round of the shortlisting process for Innovative Practices and Policies in the field of accessibility. It has identified 140 nominations for Innovative Practices and 34 for Innovative Policies from 62 countries Across September, more than 3.000 experts of Zero Project network will decide upon the final selection of Innovative Practices and Policies 2018.Vienna, 04/09/17: The Zero Project researches the status of the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) around the world and, this year, is focusing on the topic accessibility. The Zero Project’s Call for Nominations of Innovative Practices and Innovative Policies produced an incredible 371 Nominations from 76 countries.The Zero Project team, with the help of its partners and experts network, has now finished shortlisting those nominations that best live up to its three criteria: Innovation, Impact and Scalability, ahead of the final vote.All shortlisted practices will now go to a final vote, where over 3,000 trusted individuals from around the globe will review the nominations.The overall aim is to award a total of around 50 to 70 Innovative Practices and 10 to 15 Innovative Policies at the Zero Project Conference in February 2018 at the UN Vienna. Kelly’s Centra shortlisted for disability employment award was last modified: September 7th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:DisabilitiesKelly’s Centralast_img read more

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Bos takes control in Sierra League showdown

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card LOS OSOS 68, UPLAND 46 Freshman Cierra Warren scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Grizzlies (11-7, 2-2) defeated the Highlanders (10-8, 2-2). Sophomore guard Danielle Sorrera came off the bench to go 4-for-5 shooting in scoring her 12 points. Junior Tamesha Jackson scored 17 points in the loss for Upland. CHRISTIAN LEAGUE ONTARIO CHRISTIAN 60, AQUINAS 52 Senior Jessica Hibma scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 19 rebounds as the Knights (10-9, 3-1) defeated the Falcons (10-6, 2-3). Senior center Jamie Bos scored 27 points and grabbed 20 rebounds and host Chino converted 15 fourth-quarter free throws in a 57-47 victory against Ayala on Friday night. The contest pitted the Sierra League’s only two unbeaten teams and was decided in the fourth quarter when the Cowgirls (4-0 league) outscored the Bulldogs (12-8, 3-1) 17-5. The first quarter was a shootout, but it was Ontario Christian’s execution in the second quarter that led to victory. Junior forward Heather Torres scored 18 points, and junior shooting guard Desiree Flores contributed 12 points, including three three-pointers in the final quarter in the loss for Aquinas. Aquinas plays at Loma Linda Academy at 6 p.m. Wednesday to continue league play. CITRUS BELT LEAGUE REDLANDS 40, EISENHOWER 37 Senior forward Stephanie Shepard had 14 points and eight rebounds to lead the Terriers (9-8, 4-3) past the Eagles. Sophomore forward Emily Vore overcame a laceration to the eye and had a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds in the win. Junior forward Sherrie Hughes had 17 points and eight rebounds in the loss for Eisenhower. Redlands plays at Colton at 730 p.m. Tuesday. Eisenhower plays at Yucaipa at 730 p.m. Tuesday. YUCAIPA 68, RIALTO 59 Senior center Ashton Hall had 26 points and added 23 rebounds to lead the visiting Thunderbirds (11-8, 5-2) past the Lady Knights. Senior guard Monige Gaastra added 23 points for Yucaipa which plays at Eisenhower at 730 p.m. Tuesday. INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE CALVARY BAPTIST LA VERNE, MESROBIAN Senior guard Natasha Smith scored 23 points and had 13 rebounds as Calvary Baptist La Verne (9-3, 1-0) opened up league play with a resounding 51-27 win over Mesrobian. Nikole Logue had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Calvary Baptist, while Tabatha Guzman added 14 to the tally. MIRAMONTE LEAGUE BONITA 67, GAREY 25 Senior Carly Horine scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Bearcats (13-7, 3-0) routed the Vikings (1-12, 0-3). Bonita takes its five-game winning streak home against Wilson at 445 p.m. Wednesday. MOJAVE RIVER LEAGUE APPLE VALLEY 45, RIM OF THE WORLD 37 Senior guard Amber Hottenroth scored 11 points, grabbed nine rebounds, and had five steals but it was not enough as the Scots (6-9, 0-4) lost to the Sun Devils (5-14, 1-3) on Friday night. Senior guard Ashley Garrison netted nine points in the loss for the Scots. Guard Lanora Washington led Apple Valley with 21 points in the victory. Rim of the World hosts Granite Hills at 6 p.m. Tuesday in a nonleague matchup. MT. BALDY LEAGUE COLONY 67, DON LUGO 50 Sophomore guard Amani Butler had 22 points, five assists and four steals to help lead Colony (8-11, 2-1) past Don Lugo (1-2 in league). Makayla Lang had 19 points and 9 rebounds, and freshman Camille Buckley had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Arliss Enriquez led Don Lugo with 20 points, and Angelica Peralta added 15. VALLE VISTA LEAGUE GANESHA 55, BALDWIN PARK 47Senior guard Tiffany Worthams had 14 points, eight assists and six rebounds to lead Ganesha (7-11, 2-2) past Baldwin Park. Junior forward Jasmine Morgan added 10 points, had 12 rebounds and had two steals for Ganesha. METRO LEAGUE CAL LUTHERAN 57, UPLAND VHR. 34 Sophomore guard Bianca Esparza scored 19 points, but the visiting Eagles (6-5, 1-2) fell to the Seahawks (2-0 in league). Upland Christian will play at Laverne Lutheran at 6 p.m. Tuesday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Jessica Thorpe added 11 points in the victory. Sophomore guard Rebekah Gardner scored 27 for Ayala, which opens play in the Ayala Extravaganza tournament against La Canada tonight at 7. BASELINE LEAGUE last_img read more

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Newcastle wrap up four-year deal for goalkeeper

first_img The Slovakian keeper has signed a four-year contract with Newcastle 1 Newcastle have secured the signing of goalkeeper Martin Dubravka on a four-year deal.The Slovakian, who made 12 Premier League appearances for the Premier League club during a successful loan spell at St James’ Park, was bought from Czech club Sparta Prague.Manager Rafael Benitez told the club’s website: “Ever since he arrived with us on loan he has shown a fantastic attitude and great work ethic, and of course we have been very impressed with his performances for us on the pitch last season.“This was one of the key positions we had identified we needed to strengthen and had been concerned about, so it is excellent news that we are able now to sign him on a permanent basis.”Dubravka, capped 10 times by Slovakia, joined Newcastle on loan in January and Benitez gave credit to the club’s board.“The loan deal with an option to buy was the perfect deal for the club,” he said.“It is credit to Lee Charnley and also Steve Nickson for putting that in place because it gave me and my staff the opportunity to look at him and work with him and see how he would perform for us before committing to signing him permanently.“It has been very good business for the club and we now say congratulations to Martin and look forward to having him with us for the long term at Newcastle United.”Speculation has persisted about Benitez’s own future at Newcastle given his frustration over a lack of investment in the squad, and the Spaniard will hope this is just the start of a busy summer at St James’ Park.last_img read more

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STUDENT WINS LAPTOPS FOR ALL FIRST YEARS AFTER AMAZING COMPETITION WIN

first_imgAll first year pupils at a Co Donegal secondary school are to be given free laptops after the school won a national competition.Pupils at Loreto Community School in Milford are jumping for joy after winning the event which was sponsored by Intel.The school won the prize after a project by fifth year student Shaun Sweeney on the smart class of the future. All pupils joining the school this year will now receive ‘Fizz Books’ which is a mini laptop and tablet.As well as the new laptops, the school will be visited by a PHD student from Dublin City University who will map out the school’s progress using the new computers.The aim of the project is to partly use the computers, which will be equipped with all edco books, to eventually eliminate the need for old fashioned paper books.An Taoiseach Enda Kenny is due to visit the school on Monday next to officially present the school with their new computers.  STUDENT WINS LAPTOPS FOR ALL FIRST YEARS AFTER AMAZING COMPETITION WIN was last modified: May 17th, 2012 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:FIZZ BOOKSLoreto Community Schoollast_img read more

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MASSIVE MARCH ORGANISED TO REMEMBER ERIN AND TO HIGHLIGHT BULLYING

first_imgA massive march in memory of tragic teenager Erin Gallagher and against bullying is to be held next week.The Erin Gallagher Memorial Walk is to take place around the Twin Towns of Ballybofey and Stranorlar on November 8th next – what would have been Erin’s 14th birthday.Hundreds of people have already committed to the walk in honour of the second year Finn Valley College pupil. Erin was found dead at her home in Ballybofey on Saturday last amidst claims that she was being bullied.More than 6,000 people have already signed up to a Facebook page ‘RIP Erin Gallagher’ in honour of the young girl.Many of her school-friends and family members are also believed to have signed up for the touching walk.Arrangements for the walk are expected to be released on the Facebook page in the coming days. Meanwhile the Mayor of Donegal, Cllr Frank McBrearty has called for proper legislation to be drawn up in relation to cyber-bullying.Hundreds of people are expected to attend Erin’s funeral tomorrow at St.Mary’s Church in Stranorlar. MASSIVE MARCH ORGANISED TO REMEMBER ERIN AND TO HIGHLIGHT BULLYING was last modified: October 30th, 2012 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:bullyingErinErin GallagherFacebookRIP Erin Gallaghertwin townsWALKlast_img read more

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DD LOCAL NOTES: RAPHOE TO MAKE A DRAMA FOR THOSE AGED 50 AND OVER!

first_imgRaphoe Family Resource Centre notesRaphoeBaby and Toddlers ActivitiesThe next baby and toddler activity in the Family Resource Centre will be a Tiny Tunes Session on Wednesday 20th May from 10.30-11.30am. This will be followed by Baby Massage on Friday 22nd May from 9.45-10.45 am. The baby and toddler activities are made possible through funding made available from the Katharine Howard Foundation. There is no cost for these sessions so please feel free to come along. We would welcome any new babies or toddlers (and their parents/guardians of course!). Community DramaThe Family Resource Centre is currently supporting an group of people aged 50 years plus through funding made available from the Community Foundation for Ireland Older Persons’ Fund Round 1: Active Citizenship. One of the objectives identified by the group is to form a drama group for people of that age profile. To that end a public meeting will take place in the Family Resource Centre at 7.30pm on Wednesday 20th May. If you are interested please feel free to come along and bring a friend!Welcome!The Family Resource Centre would like to welcome Racheal O’Donnell and Elaine Brolly to the project. Racheal and Elaine are volunteering with the afterschool programme and we would like to thank them both for giving of their time freely to support our work. We look forward to working with them in the weeks and months ahead. Summer Project 2015Plans are now well advanced for the joint summer project between Raphoe Family Resource Centre and Springboard Family Support Project which will take place from Tuesday 14th –Friday 24th July inclusive. Registration will take place on Tuesday 2nd June at 11.00am in Springboard and at 6.00pm in the Family Resource Centre. Cost €5.00 per individual child, €8.00 for 2 children and €10.00 for 3 or more. Make sure to pin those dates on your fridge! We would like to thank Ronnie Halliday, School Completion Programme Coordinator for all his support and cooperation for this year’s project.“100 Club” Weekly Private Members DrawCongratulations to Week 8 Winners:1st Prize €50-Martin Doran2nd Prize €30-Kevin Gallagher3rd Prize €20-James TinneyThe Family Resource Centre would like to thank all those who have subscribed to the draw; your support is greatly appreciated. You could be one of the lucky winners next week! A few lines have become available for the draw so if you would like the opportunity to be in with a one-in-three chance of winning a weekly prize please contact us on 074-9145796/087-3641503.Dates for your diary We know that the first half of the year is not yet over but we wanted to give you (very) advance notice of two training events planned for the autumn. Stress Control training will take place over 6 weeks commencing on Monday 7th September. ASIST (Suicide Intervention) training will be held on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th November. This is a new ASIST Programme and is recommended for all those who have completed previous ASIST training.Little smiles with big dreamsLittle Smiles with Big Dreams is a parent and toddler group that meets every Wednesday morning at 10:30am – 12 noon in the Family Resource Centre. Anyone who is in care of a child where it is an aunt / uncle/ child-minder or grandparent is welcome. The kiddies can get involved in Messy play, free play, story time and music time where the adult can enjoy a cuppa tea and meet other adults. Parent and Toddler are a great way to enhance your little one confidence and meet others their age. A light lunch is provided and a small cost of 50 cent per family.Raphoe Walking Group The Walking Group meets every Thursday morning at 10.30am. All abilities are catered for. And an important element of the group is coming in afterwards to have a chat and a cuppa!Good Luck!The Family Resource Centre would like to take this opportunity to send good luck wishes to all students sitting their state exams over the next few weeks. Best wishes from all of us to all of you!Primary Course in Food SafetyThe Family Resource Centre is proposing to run the 8 hour training programme Primary Course in Food Safety. The aim of the course is provide food workers with adequate training in the basic principles of food safety. The course is suitable for anyone who prepares or handles food in any environment including the home. There will be 4×2 hour sessions to include the following topics; Introduction to Food Safety, Microbiological Hazards, Food Contamination, HACCP from Food Delivery to Storage, HACCP from Food Preparation to Cooking Service and Service, Personal Hygiene, Food Premises and Equipment, Pest Control, Cleaning and Disinfection, and Food Safety Law and Enforcement. The course, which is accredited will be facilitated by Donna Quinn who is a member of the Environmental Health Officers’ Association. If interested or for further information please contact Laura on 074-9145796 or 087-3641503.Countdown to Raphoe 5K!Donegal Athletics Board recently launched its annual Grand Prix Series of races for 2015 and Raphoe Family Resource Centre is delighted to announce that its 5k is included this year again and will be held on Tuesday 7th July commencing at 7.30pm. This very well supported race in Raphoe in association with Lifford AC is now into its 5th consecutive year and to celebrate the occasion there will be a reduced entry fee this year of €7.00 per individual; €20.00 for a family of 3 or more. We look forward to the continued support of the local Athletic Clubs and Running Groups. With 8 weeks to the event there is plenty of opportunity to get into training and for those of you who have never run before to join one of the many local ‘Couch to 5k’ groups in the area so get running!Young Carers GroupAre you a young carer? Do you help to take care for someone at home who has an illness, disability, substance misuse, mental health difficulty or bereavement? The Loft Youth Project hosts a Young Carers Group for 12-18 year olds on Saturday mornings at 16-18 Port Road, Letterkenny. For further information please contact 074 9129630 or 087 1255246.St. Eunan’s National School 60 Year CelebrationsSt Eunan’s NS, Raphoe are celebrating their 60 year anniversary. We will be hosting the celebrations in September/ October 2015. This is a perfect opportunity to promote local history to our children in a fun and interesting way. We are looking for local people to help us organise the event and to pass on their expertise on the history of the school. If you are interested contact Anita Keeve at St Eunan’s NS, on 074 91 45764. As part of this event the children are tracing past pupils all around the world and indeed Ireland. If you have a relative or friend who is a past pupil and who does not now live in Raphoe, it would be great if you could encourage them to send the students a postcard telling us about where they now live and their memories of St Eunan’s NS.Raphoe Friday Seniors Club:Patsy Kavanagh, singer, songwriter and storyteller will be in the Volt House on Friday morning 22nd May 2015 at 11.00am. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in the fun! Tea will be served to all. Admission is free. This event is organised by Donegal Co. Council as part of the Bealtaine Festival which runs for the month of May.Raphoe Tidy Towns Ltd Community Appeal 2015.The Application for the town has now arrived and will be sent off before the end of May this year. Judging will be during the months of June, July and August. Thank you to everyone in our community for your great support over the years. Last year our town received a third Silver Medal Award which is an excellent achievement. We need the help of our entire community this year again. You can help by tidying your gardens, your houses, properties, painting, weeding, keeping your area litter free, putting out window boxes or hanging baskets. If you are the owner of a derelict property please help the town by tidying up before the end of May. Remember our deadline is the end of May as judging commences in June. Your help is needed and appreciated very much. Financial donations or donations of Paint, Shrubs or Flowers for this year would also be very helpful. For further information please contact The Tidy Towns office on 9145692. Thank You.Raphoe Tidy Towns Ltd Community Employment Project VacanciesThere will be a number of vacancies with the Tidy Towns C.E project commencing in October. Department of Social Protection eligibility criteria for community employment will apply for all posts. For an application form to work on the Tidy Towns Project please call into the Tidy Towns Office or telephone the office on 9145692 or the Supervisor on 0879473527.Slimming WorldHow do you want to look and feel this summer? Join us every Thursday night at 7pm in the Volt House Hall, Raphoe where our warm and friendly Slimming World group will help you feel and look fantastic this summer. If you would like to know more contact Geraldine on 086 3348048.Please note that items for the Raphoe Notes should be placed in the box provided in the Post Office on or before 12 noon on Fridays. Items can also be emailed to raphoefrc@eircom.net or handed in to the Family Resource Centre, William Street. Items should be submitted at least one week in advance of publication of local press.DD LOCAL NOTES: RAPHOE TO MAKE A DRAMA FOR THOSE AGED 50 AND OVER! was last modified: May 15th, 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:donegalNotesRaphoelast_img read more

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