Michael White receiving his medal at the county scor final tonight. Michael will represent Carndonagh at the Ulster semi final on December 7thTorthai scor Dhun na nGall 2014Rince IoraisAmhranaiochta Naomh Conaill Aithseoireachta carn domhnaighBallad grupa Gaoth DobhairCeol uirsleGaoth Dobhar Leiriu BuncrannachTrath na gceistNaomh columbaAdh mor Dun na nGall in uladhTORTHAÍ SCÓR DHÚN na nGALL 2014 was last modified: November 24th, 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)
THE Government’s closure of five rural garda stations in Co Donegal in 2013 saved the State the miserly sum of just €25,000, Donegal Daily has learned.New figures show that closing 100 stations nationally saved just €500,000 – an average of just €5,000 per station.The stations to close in the county included Brockagh, Glencolmcille, Malin, Annagry and Churchill. But many more stations are so under-staffed they are also now effectively closed most of the week.One rural station this week (we have decided not to name it) had a note fixed the door with the local garda’s mobile number attached.On four other days people were told to ring Letterkenny for assistance.We understand the savings for most of the stations here was substantially less than €5,000. The closure of rural stations has heightened fears in rural communities where burglaries and thefts have increased.Gardai are now openly criticising both management and the Government over the strategy to run down more local garda stations which form a focus in local communities.“The whole policing system in County Donegal has broken down,” said one source.“There’s no money to do anything, to properly investigate cases, to properly police our society. And it’s getting worse by the day.” CLOSING FIVE DONEGAL GARDA STATIONS SAVED STATE JUST €25,000 was last modified: September 29th, 2015 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:donegalGARDA STATION CLOSURES
There is outrage over revelations that the HSE has cut the number of hours of respite care it provides to Donegal children with intellectual disabilities by 245,551 since 2013.The number of respite hours delivered in Donegal is down to 23,668 in 2018: more than 70% fewer than had been provided just five years ago.Sinn Féin Deputy Pearse Doherty, who obtained the figures, has branded them as ‘grotesque’ and ‘unforgiveable’. He said: “They show that back in 2013 there were 80,773 hours of respite provided to children with intellectual disabilities living in Donegal, while last year this figure had tumbled to just over 23,500.“While there were 70 per cent fewer respite hours delivered in 2018 compared to 2013, there was a shocking 245,551 cumulative reduction in the number of overall respite hours provided to children in this county over the past five years – that is nothing short of grotesque and it is simply unforgiveable to say the least.”The Donegal T.D. said the people of Donegal will be “rightly disgusted and saddened” by these figures.“Respite services are a vital part of any health care system as they provide much needed relief and a welcome break to families and loved ones caring for children living with high dependency needs and or complex health conditions. “It’s of course understandable that the number of hours of respite needing to be delivered will inevitably differ from one year to the next due to changing demand with hours may having to be reduced owing to variables such as some children transitioning to adult care, other children sadly passing away, families relocated, etc.“However, the sheer scale of the cuts made to the number of respite hours provided by the HSE to children residing here over the past five years cannot be explained by simple demographic changes or other related reasons.“Clearly, a willful decision has been taken by authorities to make these cut backs and the feedback which I’ve been receiving from parents and service users paint a picture of families struggling to access supports.“And these figures today bear this out, so much so that we now not only have anecdotal evidence of their plight but we also have hard facts to back them up.”Deputy Doherty is calling on the government to take responsibility for the drop in respite care: “They must hang their heads in shame for what they have allowed to happen under their watch as they have allowed some of the most vulnerable children in this county and their families to go without these crucial supports.”Respite for children with disabilities cut by 245,000 hours in Donegal was last modified: July 9th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
5 May 2003The Eastern Cape’s tourism sector is pitching to align its Big Five game reserves with the popular Cape Town and Garden Route international tourist destinations.The Eastern Cape, still the poorest part of South Africa, has experienced massive growth in the tourism sector. Tourism MEC Enoch Godongwana announced last week that the sector netted the province a staggering R4-billion last year, ascribing the success to the government and the Eastern Cape Tourism’s marketing drive abroad.The success can also be linked to positive contributions from the private sector, and the department of health’s effort to keep the province a malaria- and bilharzia-free zone.Tourism operators say tourism infrastructure in the Eastern Cape has grown to take advantage of the province’s newfound status as a “happening” international destination.Emergence of world-class game reservesOne critical area of change has been the rapid amalgamation of stock farms into massive game-viewing reserves or hunting and game-producing farms.Johannesburg-based Lodge Logistics MD Keith Stannard said the emergence of world-class reserves like Shamwari and Kwandwe has placed the province “within striking distance” for international tourists visiting Cape Town and touring the Garden Route.Cape Town is one of the world’s top tourism destinations, and the Garden Route is regarded as a prime self-drive option.One tourism observer said tourists seeking the Big Five game experience to complete their trip to South Africa are often forced to fly or drive to KwaZulu-Natal or Mpumalanga reserves. According to this observer, the Eastern Cape’s bite of the Cape Town-Garden Route package has grown by 3% in the last two years, up from 8% in 2001 to 11% last year.According to local operators, tourists are saying that their Eastern Cape add-on tour was “very convenient”, “cost-efficient”, “saved time”.Big Five? How about the Big Seven!Frontier Country Marketing Association chairperson Peter Repinz says the Eastern Cape, once the “forgotten jewel of tourism in southern Africa”, has been building up its infrastructure for over a decade.There are now at least 12 game reserves in the market, some more advanced than others, but soon most will be offering the Big Five – and a cheeky extension of the formula, the “Big Seven”, that includes southern right whales and great white sharks.Inspired by the world-class Shamwari reserve, and then the Kwandwe on banks of the Great Fish River, Repinz said new reserves like Amakhala, Kariega and Lalibela had expanded the market to offer great opportunities to international operations.While Shamwari has captured the world’s top awards and the patronage of British royalty, Kwandwe’s elephants, lions and leopards are also packing in top-paying clients. Since Kwandwe opened its doors in 2001, not a single bed has gone empty.Kwandwe managing director Angus Sholto-Douglas said Desantis, an American eco-tourism investor, has invested R100-million in the 20-farm reserve, creating 140 jobs.From ‘soft’ to ‘extreme’ adventure sportsUnspoilt landscape is a strong point cited by most role players, who say that such landscapes attract both “soft” and “extreme” adventure sport lovers interested in activities like 4×4 trail riding, mountain biking, fly-fishing, surfing, windsurfing, diving, sailing and, lately, even government-sponsored bolted rock-climbing, one of Europe’s huge pursuits.Mountain tourism routes have shot up around Hogsback in the Amatola range, Barkley East, Rhodes Village, Nieu-Bethesda’s Owl House and historic Graaff-Reinet, all of which offer a baseline benefit of simple tranquillity under big blue skies.Local promoters add that the Eastern Cape can also trade on its controversial frontier history. Europeans, particularly, are fascinated about how their Dutch, British and German colonial ancestors struggled and prospered on the turbulent Eastern Cape frontier – or met a grim fate on the battlefields during the 100-year war against the Xhosa (1779-1878).Big drawcards for such visitors are the well-maintained settler architecture of farmsteads, homes and public buildings in places like Bathurst, Grahamstown, Port Elizabeth and East London; eateries and historic pubs; and African arts and crafts.With its growth in infrastructure, rapid market repositioning, and unspoilt landscape, the Eastern Cape is starting to offer a winning tourism package.Source: BuaNews
11 November 2011The Imperial I-Pledge road safety campaign, launched in Johannesburg on Tuesday, challenges South African motorists to help create a culture of safe, friendly road use in the country in the only way that works in the long run: by changing our own attitudes.The campaign, launched within the company in July, and now extended to the South African public at large, encourages people to signal their commitment to road friendliness and safety by visiting www.ipledge.co.za and taking the I-Pledge.With over 25 000 pledges taken among Imperial employees since July, the challenge is now open to all South Africans – be they motorists, bus and truck drivers, bikers, cyclists or pedestrians – to add their numbers, and voices, to the campaign.People can also keep updated and help advocate for safer, friendlier roads by following @IPledgeZA on Twitter and the I-Pledge group on Facebook.‘Road safety starts with every one of us’“The essence of the campaign is that road safety starts with every one of us,” Tak Hiemstra, Imperial’s executive director for strategic development, said in a statement.“As a group, we started with ourselves by encouraging our employees to personally pledge their commitment to better behaviour on the roads. It made a real difference in our attitudes. We are now driving the campaign to the South African public to change their behaviour as well.”Speaking at Tuesday’s launch, Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele said that road crashes in South African resulted in at least 40 deaths every day, 1 000 deaths every month and about 14 000 a year, costing the country in the region of R60-billion annually.‘Not just the responsibility of law enforcement’Making the country’s roads safer was not just the responsibility of law enforcement, but the collective responsibility of everyone in society, Ndebele said. More specifically, road safety campaigns would only succeed when road users changed their attitude towards the rules of the road.The I-Pledge campaign also encourages companies – especially those with company fleets – to implement stringent road safety policies to improve compliance to basic rules such as the wearing of seatbelts and not using mobile phones when driving.“Companies such as Imperial Holdings have taken an important step towards helping change the attitude that government alone must stop the carnage on our roads,” Ndebele said. “Imperial and other such companies represent the broadening of the movement for road safety.“I urge the entire private sector to adopt Imperial’s commitment to prioritise road safety in the workplace.”SAinfo reporter and BuaNews
After Pilkhuwa, one more case of alleged custodial torture has come to light from western Uttar Pradesh. A 27-year-old Dalit man was allegedly tortured by policemen when his father failed to pay the instalments of a loan on a tractor in Pahasu area of Bulandshahr. The incident happened on September 27 but the FIR was registered on Friday after the State SC/ST Commission took note of the incident and directed the police to book the three accused policemen.In the FIR, Pramod said that his father bought a tractor by mortgaging a piece of land but started defaulting on payments. Fearing action, he ran away with the tractor three months ago. “On September 27, I was picked up by policemen from my field and was locked up in the police station where I was flogged brutally. I was sedated and tortured for three days.”Pramod said he met senior police officers but when nobody responded, he approached the SC/ST Commission. According to sources, a local politician could be involved in the case.Bulandshahar SSP said an FIR had been lodged against S-I Rajeev Kumar Gaur and Constables Sheel Kumar and Babloo.
Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess UAAP men’s volleyball: Adamson stuns FEU, UST eliminates UP from Final 4 race Folayang said the home crowd also played a factor in the match as it served as a boost for Aoki.“He got his confidence from the Tokyo crowd,” he said.READ: Back to zero as Team Lakay loses all ONE world titlesThe 34-year-old Folayang added his strategy was working as planned until Aoki took him to the ground.“Actually, I had a good game plan. I was baiting him, and I can feel like he was getting comfortable with his striking. However, he immediately went for the takedown when he got clipped,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s his night. It’s a lesson for me not to be complacent in anything, though we all know that the ground game is his area of expertise.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MANILA, Philippines—One crucial mistake was all it took for Eduard Folayang to lose his ONE lightweight world title to Shinya Aoki.ADVERTISEMENT That lapse resulted in a first round loss to Aoki, who put him to sleep with an arm-triangle choke in the main event of ONE: A New Era in Tokyo, Japan.“It was not our night. I made a huge mistake on my part. Although I know that when Shinya gets the opportunity for the takedown, he won’t be wasting it,” said Folayang, who scored a third-round TKO over Aoki in their first bout in 2016.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsREAD: Shinya Aoki puts Eduard Folayang to sleep to take back ONE lightweight belt“I think my main fault was trying to escape his side mount carelessly and that’s when he capitalized and applied the choke,” he recalled. “It was really tight, and he had a good grip in it. He wasn’t going to let it go as he sunk it deep.” MOST READ LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid