first_imgJimmy Duffy’s Annagry Community NotesWAR COMMEMORATIONThose from the Lower Rosses who died as a result of World Wars will be commemorated at a series of events to be held in Annagry Community Hall. The commemoration will begin on Monday evening August 25th with an ecumenical service followed by the opening of a 5 day exhibition run in conjunction with Donegal County Museum. On Saturday August 30th there will be a unique display of photos, medals, letters etc relating to the local men who fought. In our own parish of Annagry, a heavy price was paid with seventeen men known to have died in the WW1, four in WW2 along with the civilian victims of the Ballymanus Mine in May 1943. In all it is estimated that several hundred persons from this Parish were caught up in the upheaval in some way or another. If you have material that you would like to display contact 087 1935066 or email [email protected] Personal memorabilia will be display for only one day in a secure environment. SYMPATHYSympathy of the community is extended to the family and friends of the late Paddy O’Donnell Mullaghduff, Julia O’Donnell Kincasslagh, Charlie McBride Kincasslagh, Neil O’Donnell Cragheyboyle, Neily Boyle Ballymanus, Bernadette Donaghey who have passed to their eternal reward in the recent past. May they rest in peace.CEMETERY MASSThe Annual Cemetery Mass and Blessing of the Graves will be held at the New Cemetery Meendernasloe on Friday July 25th at7.30pm and at the Old Cemetery Annagry on Sunday July 27th at 3pm. CHILDREN’S BOOK COURSE FOR ADULTSDublin based children’s book author and illustrator Adrienne Geoghegan will facilitate a 5 day course in Annagry Community Hall. This course will be held from Monday July 21st until Friday July 25th from 10am-4pm. Subjects will include “How to write in Pictures, building a story framework, physical structure of a picture book” among many other valuable topics. For further information, email Kim at [email protected] view Ms. Geoghegan’s portfolio visit http://www.adriennegeoghegan.com/site/portfolio/box-art/LOTTOThe numbers drawn in the Naomh Muire Club Lotto on June 18th were 14-17-18-22. There was no winner of the €1220 jackpot. Sorach Doohan Rann na Feirste, Breid McDevitt An Bhraid and Kathleen Greene Loch an Iúir matched 3 numbers. The jackpot on June 18th is €1280. If you’re not in, you can’t win! GAA TRAININGPeil na mBan will hold training session for U10s and U12s Girls on Thursdays from 5.30pm until 6.30pm. The training for U14 and U16 Minors and Ladies will be held between 6.30pm and 7.30pm also on Thursdays.BROADBAND SCHEMEIn reply to representation by Seamus Rodgers in relation to extension of Broadband services to rural areas the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources has outlined the areas in Donegal targeted by State led intervention under the National Broadband Scheme, the areas referred to is an initial indicative list. Further locations may be identified as the mapping process continues. Similarly it may be determined that some of the locations will be addressed by the commercial sector and will not require a State intervention. The mapping process is expected to be concluded later this year. This strategy will definitively address the connectively challenges faced by rural Ireland in a meaningful and sustainable way. In the Annagry area the following townlands have been identified Braade, Carnboy, Carrickfin, Crolly, Kincasslagh and Rannafast. ROSSES RADIORosses Radio will be holding a concert evening of Irish Music along with Irish Dancers at The Stepping Stone on Friday 4th July doors open from 7.30pm, entrance €7 per person. As we know The Rosses is full to the brim of musical talent and Rosses Radio together with The Stepping Stone are delighted to be able to provide you with a few hours of excellent entertainment from our superb home grown talent!!DD LOCAL: ANNAGRY COMMUNITY NEWS – WAR DEAD TO BE REMEMBERED was last modified: June 25th, 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:Annagry Community NewsJimmy DuffyNotesWar deadlast_img read more

Two day workshop for Ministry of Finance Officers

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Service Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 23 Feb 2015 – Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, Opposition Leader Sharlene Robinson said for the first time the PAC will host a workshop to enhance reporting on the country’s finances by officers in the Ministry of Finance. The opening this morning will be carried on National Radio and among the topics over the two days are: The Importance of Good Governance; The Role Of Accounting Officers; The Roles of the National Audit Office, Public Accounts Committee, Internal Audit Department and the Audit Committee; PAC Hearings; How To Prepare for PAC Hearings; The Role of Parliament in Financial Oversight and Curbing Corruption. There will be a period for Feedback and Questions. The workshop will conclude with a mock hearing. This Public Accounts Committee workshop is funded by the Governor’s Office. Recommended for you Jitney row on social media elicits warning from PDM Leader Related Items:ministry of finance, public accounts committee, sharlene robinson, workshop PDM sends Commissioner another message: Bring GT Police Officers backlast_img read more

TCI Animal Services Unit launches free vaccine campaign

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#freevaccinecampaign, #magneticmedianews, #TCIAnimalServicesUnit Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, July 25, 2017 – Providenciales – Eastern Provo, Blue Hills and Millennium Heights had special vaccination sites set up on Saturday to deal with up to six animal diseases in an initiative spearheaded by the Animal Health Services unit of the Department of Agriculture.   The country’s Acting Chief Veterinarian, Weinland Crossman explained that it was the outbreak of Parvo virus in April in Grand Turk and the June outbreak of Canine Distemper which led to the need for a national campaign to treat sick animals.At the announcement of the campaign this past Friday, it was explained by Mr. Crossman that studies have confirmed that sick animals will eventually lead to sick people.The Chief Vet said, “According to Center for Disease Control, 6 out of every 10 infectious diseases are of animal origin, and 3 or more of every 4 new emerging diseases are also of animal origin.    There is no charge for this service and since Monday, animal owners can take their dogs to Bark and Bliss, Wooding Vet Service or TC Veterinary Association any day during their opening hours and they will administer the vaccines free.”Saturdays, said the Chief Vet, are outreach days between 8:30am to 12:30pm and this Saturday, the team from Animal Services will be in Kew Town and Five Cays.   Minister of Health, Edwin Astwood was on hand to help in launching the campaign, which runs into August.#MagneticMediaNews#freevaccinecampaign#TCIAnimalServicesUnitlast_img read more

RBU taking measures to make students fit for job market

first_imgKolkata: The Rabindra Bharati University (RBU) is taking a slew of measures to make its students fit for the job market. Efforts for creating a repertoire of music and compulsory internship for the students are on the priority list of the university in the days to come.”We have already introduced drama repertoire some years back. Now, we are going to do the same with music,” Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury, Vice-Chancellor of RBU said.”A group of students will be selected by an expert panel and they will be trained in a music studio environment so that they have a real life experience. We have done the same in drama and performances of students have been widely appreciated,” a senior RBU official said. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe university is also mulling with the idea of making arrangements to sell the best art work, architecture and sculpture done by the students of the varsity online. Talking about placement, the V-C said in pass outs in visual arts from RBU has been hired by leading IT companies across the state.”Now, we are working upon arranging internship of our students in the post graduate-level in subjects like Economics and Political Science. For example, in Economics, we are planning to approach banks, stock exchange etc for allowing tour students to do internship. They will also award a certificate to the students as an acknowledgment for their work. This will not only arouse interest among students but also increase their chance of employability as they will be having real work experience,” Basu Ray Chaudhury said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedThe V-C announced May 8 as the date for the 43rd convocation. The Guest in Chief for the event will be Prof Furqan Qamar, Secretary General Association of Indian Universities who will be delivering the convocation address. Ninety five scholars will be awarded Phd Degree and ninety nine scholars will be receiving MPhil degree.”We had planned to offer D.Litt to Amitabh Bachchan and had contacted him in this regard. Just a few days back, he intimidated us that he will not be able to attend because of his occupancy with a film shooting,” the V-C said.last_img read more

Initiative to tackle noncommunicable diseases in Asia

first_imgUnderstanding the urgent need for Asian countries to look at non-communicable diseases seriously, Vietnam National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NHE) in association with International Development Research Centre (IDRC) has organised a workshop on ‘Tackling diet-related non-communicable diseases in Asia: A regional approach to improve response capacities.’ The workshop which started on November 19, will go on until November 22 at Hanoi, Vietnam. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIn a first-ever training workshop, researchers and policy makers from over 10 countries will draw up an action plan to tackle diet-related NCDs through a contextual understanding of regional challenges. Participants include researchers and policymakers from China, Mongolia, Southeast, and South Asia, namely, SriLanka, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Malaysia. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveThe workshop training will cater to pre-defined needs of each country participant as they highlight their experiences related to the challenges of improving food environments via research/interventions and advocacy/policy influence. Throughout the training activities, participants will work together to develop and refine new and existing multi-country research proposals aimed at improving food environments. Developing countries, which include low and middle income (LMIC) nations are battling a double burden of disease. On one hand, they are fighting infectious diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria and on the other, losing an alarmingly high number of lives to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, mental illness, and diabetes. Of even more concern is the fact that NCD risks associated with diet are increasing in younger age groups. NCDs pose long-term economic burdens on society directly through acute and long-term morbidity management and indirectly through impaired capacities. Despite the loss of human life, productivity and crippling of resources, the generation of regional research has been limited in LMICs with most of the evidence-based research being derived from high-income countries. There is, therefore, need for greater research in the broader Asian region to understand contextual drivers of rising NCD trends to develop appropriate and sustainable interventions.last_img read more