Mamadee Diakite Remembered for Tolerance, Balanced Journalism

first_imgSince his death, thousands of sympathizers and well-wishers have converged at different locations to bid journalist Mamadee Diakite farewell.During the last memorial service on Saturday, September 3, at the Monrovia City Hall, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, current and former government officials, businesspeople, media practitioners, friends and other well wishers were of the opinion that the late Mamadee was always tolerant when criticized during his talk shows, and would always contact an accused to hear his/her side.Based on their facial expressions, the sympathizers just wanted to pay a tribute to Diakite; sadly, for the sake of time, all did not get the chance to do so. But the selected few who paid glowing tributes while shedding tears for the irreparable loss, spoke for all.President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, struggling to control her emotions, stated, “One of the powerful forces in the society is the media. A nation is prosperous, a nation is blessed when the force is used responsibly…responsibility requires knowledge, the effort to obtain knowledge, the courage to be informed, to be balanced, truthful and to stand strong.” She continued, “Responsibility requires patriotism and love for your country. Mamadee Diakite represented all of these.”She added: “Our respect for him is demonstrated by all the many people who came out to bid him goodbye. When Mamadee’s story is written, when Liberia’s story is written, Mamadee will stand tall; for he was a professional journalist.”The President said the fallen journalist will be remembered because he stood for what he believed without fear, and also believed in what he said and did.Former Foreign Minister Augustine K. Ngafuan, in his poetic delivery said, “On the morning of August 30, the life candle of a brilliant young man was blown out by the dusty wind of death. And as a result of his passing from mortality to immortality, his beloved motherland, Liberia, and his beloved compatriots, Liberians, are still coming to grace his sudden passing.”Ngafuan said he had some tough intellectual exchanges with Mamadee during their various interactions over the years, especially on his Truth FM Breakfast Show and the Prime Morning Drive; interactions reminiscent of those with former BBC journalist Robin White.“He was forthright in his thoughts, but tolerant to views of those who disagreed with him fiercely.”Although he did not always agree with the late Mamadee, Mr. Ngafuan said he nonetheless admired him for his perspectives, which exemplified the vibrancy of Liberia’s democracy.Former Pro-Tempore and Grand Bassa County Senator Gbehzohngar Findley described the late Diakite as a “Giant” among journalists, noting that the turnout at his funeral and memorial service clearly attest to the fact that he was a giant.Earlier, Presidential Press Secretary Jerolimek Piah, who was represented by his deputy Abel Plakeh, remembered Mamadee during the many shows on which he (Piah) participated.Not trying to undo what his deputy said on behalf of the office of the Press Secretary, Mr. Piah did a rendition of the popular song, “Lord, I know not what tomorrow has for me”.Former Information Minister Emmanuel Bowier said although Mamadee’s passing was everyone’s loss and shock, life, as a show, must go on.He consoled the bereaved families and all by reminding them that “Death lays his icy hands even on kings.”He said Mamadee was a humble person, whose death should be celebrated, not mourned. “He was a reconciler and respecter of people, especially older people,” Bowier added.The Ministry of Youth and Sports’ Kula Fofana said Mamadee had played his role, for which the entire country is now remembering him.She cautioned Liberian youths to consider how Mamadee is being honored after his passing so they could aspire to live better lives and that history will remember them for the best, and not for the worst.Press Union Secretary Daniel Nya Konah said he, together with every Liberian journalist, will remember Mamadee Diakite for bringing a strong position on discussions of issues of national interest.He said journalists are taught to bring their opinions backed by credible statistics and pieces of evidence, which Mamadee did exceptionally well.Meanwhile, a group referred to as “Village” has opened a USD account at the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI) where sympathizers who want to help the surviving families can contribute. The account number is 001-USD-403-897-521-01.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

CEMENCO Reduces Commodity Price

first_imgCement Price Reduced Minister Tarpeh, (middle) describes the new retail price of a bag of cement as a ‘fundamental step CEMENCO has taken to in line with government’s Pro-poor agenda.’ Sets up points of sale in leeward countiesThe management of the Liberia Cement Corporation (CEMENCO) on Friday, August 3, announced the reduction in the price of a bag of cement for end users in various parts of the country.CEMENCO General Manager William P. Gaignard told a news conference at the company’s plant on Bushrod Island that the new price varies per location in the country, but it is expected to make a major impact on the construction sector. The new price for a bag of cement for end users in Monrovia and its environs will now be US$6.85, down from the current price which is more than US$8.50 based on the location of the sale.In Ganta City, Nimba County, end users will purchase a bag for US$7.10; US$6.95 in Buchanan and in Lofa County a bag will be sold for not more than US$8.00, according to Mr. Gaignard. He said the company seeks to make cement available, affordable and accessible for the end users. Gaignard said despite earlier reduction of the price of a bag of cement at the plant, end users were still challenged with the high retail price of the commodity.“We have observed that the final price was still being high for the end users at the various points of sale in the city,” said Gaignard. He added, “as such, we have decided to open CEMENCO outlets in order to distribute our product directly and indirectly, which will enable us to control prices.” According to Gaignard, the company remains committed to the Liberian people by producing quality cement per customers’ demand.“Due to the high demand for cement, management is committed to serving customers in a fair and transparent way by responding to the demand of the market in the 15 counties by making the commodity available and accessible. The firm is opening six outlets in Monrovia and also will move to Nimba, particularly in the commercial hub of Ganta at Vivian Business Center, Buchanan, Grand Bassa County at MB Construction, and Lofa County where outlets will also be set up,” Gaignard said.CEMENCO Strategic and Project Manager, Madam Christine Nimely, said the price cut and establishment of new outlets will enable ordinary Liberians to build more concrete homes instead of mud houses as part of support to the government’s Pro-poor agenda. Mr. Robert O. Marshall, Logistic and Shipping Manager, however, said that the company is facing logistical constraints in transporting the commodity to the Southeast of the country, “but we’re working to transport cement there by sea to ensure that the product reaches customers.”Commerce Minister Wilson Tarpeh described the new price cut as a “fundamental step the company has taken.” Tarpeh then stressed that CEMENCO has transcended from being Liberia’s “stakeholder to shareholder.” According to him, before the company arrived at the decision to reduce price of the commodity, government through the Commerce Ministry took four months to negotiate with the firm, considering that cement is a vital part of the construction sector.“And in accordance with the government’s Pro-poor agenda, we intend to empower our people to build concrete structures across the country. So it became necessary for the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to engage CEMENCO – the major producer of this important commodity, to see how the price could be reduced. We expect that the commodity will be available and affordable,” he said.Minister Tarpeh also praised the company for being “very forthcoming” during the process of the negotiation. He has meanwhile called on customers to ensure that the new prices are not manipulated by the retailers. The minister said “the public has been extremely helpful” to the ministry to enforce some of the commerce regulations. He also announced that the ministry will publicize the cement price, set up a complainant hotline and ensure inspectors monitor the market.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GTA conducts tourism training in Region 5

first_imgWith the aim of providing support to the Village Council and the Tourism Committee, the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) ,in a partnership with the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry and Rainforest Tours, conducted a tourism product assessment at Moraikobai Village in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) last week.The purpose of the assessment is to support an action-oriented roadmap for tourism development in Moraikobai; a successful tour guide and culinary arts training was also executed within the community.Some participants at the workshopWith project support from the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry, the construction of an eco- lodge has already commenced within the community. I t is expected to make new tourism products accessible from different parts of Guyana. Key products to be developed are designed for nature enthusiasts, birders, sports fishers, and other travellers who are looking for authentic cultural experiences.GTA Director Brian Mullis stated that the agency prioritised tourism development mainly in Indigenous communities throughout Guyana. “Inspired by the world-class examples in Surama, Rewa, and Yupakari villages, the Ministry of Business, through the GTA and in collaboration with the [Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs] MoIPA, has made it a priority to scale up community-owned and -led tourism development in Indigenous communities nationwide.”Some of the participants in discussion with GTA officialsThe GTA during the visit shared its expertise and guided the community in addressing challenges, assessing visitor readiness, identifying and prioritising opportunities, and setting the course to build a more prosperous community-owned and -led tourism model in the village.last_img read more

Brit sailors go home as questions abound; Blair links Iran, Iraq

first_imgBoarding two helicopters, they left for their base in Devon, where they were to be debriefed and to undergo medical and psychological checkups, said Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup, the chief of the defense staff. Seized March 23 while conducting a routine operation in the disputed Shatt al-Arab waterway, just north of the Persian Gulf, the captives were repeatedly displayed on Iranian state television, sometimes looking relaxed and smiling. In several cases, they confessed to and apologized for having trespassed on Iranian territorial waters. The images were jarring, verging on the bizarre. At one point, they lined up for handshakes and chats with President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The latest footage showed the detainees sipping cups of tea, accepting goody bags of gifts and answering questions from Iranian journalists about things like whether Iran reminded them of Wales. Several appeared to go out of their way to thank the Iranians for releasing them. “The treatment has been great,” Turney said. “Thank you for letting us go. We apologize for our actions.” Des Browne, the defense secretary, told the BBC that the captives “have acted with immense courage and dignity during the time that they have been detained and indeed presented before the media of the world.” Meanwhile, discussing relations with Iran, Blair’s tone was grim. Referring to the announcement that four British soldiers were killed on Wednesday in Basra, Iraq, when a roadside bomb struck their armored personnel carrier, Blair pointedly said he was not holding Iran responsible. But he repeated charges that Iran has been linked to terrorism inside Iraq. Blair reiterated the government’s assertion that Britain had traded nothing for the detainees’ freedom. Throughout what became a diplomatic stalemate, Britain maintained that the sailors and marines were sailing in Iraqi water on U.N.-mandated business. Iran contended that they had been trespassing on Iranian waterways and demanded that Britain apologize and never do it again – an apology Britain does not appear to have made, at least publicly. The focus is now on the detainees. How, analysts are asking, did they come to be so vulnerable in a waterway they knew was disputed, at a time when the Iranians have been particularly jumpy? And were they coerced into confessing or did they speak voluntarily?160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LONDON – The 15 British marines and sailors held captive in Iran for nearly two weeks arrived back home Thursday. But Britain’s relief at their safe return was tarnished by questions about how they behaved during their detention and why they had been captured in the first place. At the same time, Prime Minister Tony Blair abandoned the careful, diplomatic language he had used during the crisis. On Thursday, with the captives safely en route to Britain, his tone became tough, almost antagonistic, as he spoke of possible links between Iran and terrorism in Iraq. The homecoming was carefully choreographed. On Wednesday, before their release, the seven marines and eight sailors were shown on television wearing outfits issued by the Iranian regime – ill-fitting business suits for the men, and a headscarf-and-trousers ensemble for the lone woman, Leading Seaman Faye Turney. But when they arrived at Heathrow airport on Thursday, they were dressed in military uniforms flown in from Britain. last_img read more

Broke USM Alger doubtful for Gor CAF CL tie

first_img“Today we qualified for the second round of the Champions League but we are unable to travel to Kenya to play against Gor Mahia. We can play the first game here. However, it is impossible to travel to Kenya for the second match given our financial difficulties. There has to be immediate solutions or else we forget about the competition,” Debichi said addressing the press in Algiers.The side beat Niger’s AS Sonidep 5-2 on aggregate in the preliminary round and according to sources, the club was financed by a well wisher to travel to Niger for the return tie.Alger have been struggling financially after their owner Ali Haddad, a key supporter of ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, was jailed for six months for holding two passports, in the first conviction in a string of corruption probes.The business tycoon was arrested in late March on the border with Tunisia in possession of two passports and undeclared currency, days before Bouteflika resigned in the face of mass protests.Haddad, who owns Algeria’s largest private construction company, is the first high-profile figure with ties to Bouteflika to be jailed since the president stepped down on April 2 after two decades in power.-Stay afloatThe financial tribulations surrounding the club owner have made it difficult for Alger to stay afloat.Gor and USM are facing off for the second time, having played against each other in the group stages of last season’s CAF Confederations Cup.If indeed USM fail to honor the return leg tie in Nairobi, then they will face heavy sanctions from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and hand Gor a golden ticket to the group stages of the competition for the first time in their history.And Gor themselves are not any better as they are also financially tinkering with lead sponsors Sportpesa having pulled out three weeks ago.0Shares0000(Visited 38 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000USM Alger players line up before a previous match. PHOTO/CAF OnlineNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 28 – Algerian side USM Alger might fail to honor their CAF Champions League return leg tie against Kenyan champions Gor Mahia on September 29 due to financial difficulty, the club said on Tuesday.According to the club’s Secretary General Mounir Debichi, the club might fail to raise enough money to cater for tickets and accommodation to travel for the return leg with the first leg tie scheduled for September 13 in Algiers.last_img read more

Jackson digs the SLO life at Cal Poly

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.“It has been a lot different,” said Jackson, a senior libero. “I would say last year we had a mind-set that no one knew how we were. We had nothing to lose, so we’d go all out. This year, we’ve gotten more recognition. It definitely seems that teams will play their best matches against us. Now they’re striving to beat us.” Of course, most volleyball teams aspire to be the type of club that earns a spot in the top 25 and has opponents circling the calendar. “It’s something we were always working to,” Jackson said. “During (nonconference play) we went through some rough times. But we’ve started to turn things around. We know what we need to do to get the job done.” After facing off with Cal State Northridge (7-13, 4-4) tonight, the No. 24 Mustangs will square off with Big West co-leader Long Beach State (12-5, 6-1) on Saturday night. Jackson and her teammates also hold the distinction of being the only team to beat the 49ers in conference play so far this season, a 30-27, 30-22, 30-17 victory on Sept. 21. Lauren Jackson knew all about playing with a target on her back during her time with the Mira Costa High volleyball team. Now she and her teammates at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo are having a similar experience. The Mustangs stormed to the first Big West title in program history (in any sport) last season, going 13-1 in conference play and 23-6 overall. This season opposing teams have given Cal Poly their best shot almost every night, and the Mustangs (12-7, 6-1 Big West) have taken their licks. Jackson is enjoying another stellar season individually and will be among Cal Poly’s keys to victory. She easily leads the team with 362 digs and is third with 21 aces. The senior holds almost every digs record at Cal Poly. Last season she finished with 570 to set the single-season mark, which also earned her a spot on the All-Big West first team. Her season average of 5.09 digs per game was a record, and this season she passed Michelle Hansen’s mark of 1,683 career digs. Jackson now has 1,891 digs going into tonight’s match. With 109 more digs she will join the short list of 24 players with 2,000 career digs. “I didn’t really think about it,” Jackson said of her records. “It’s really nice, but I never really looked at that or thought, `Oh, by my senior year I’ll have achieved this and that.’ It’s nice; it’s just a good feeling that my hard work has been paying off.” Jackson said her primary goal this season has never changed – she intends to get Cal Poly back to the NCAA Tournament, where the Mustangs lost in the second round last season to California. “We are really hungry for that,” Jackson said. “That’s ultimately where we want to be. We have to look at every match for what it’s worth. We want to take it one match at a time and be successful in the Big West, but ultimately we want to get to the tournament and prove to the nation we can be a top team.” As for her post-college plans, Jackson said nothing has been set in stone yet, but she would like to keep doing what she loves. “I don’t want to stop playing,” Jackson said. “I want to continue a future maybe overseas or here. I’m going to talk to my coach about it when the season is done. I don’t know what’s in store for me. I’m going to try and pursue the sport and let nature take its course from there.” More volleyball: UC Santa Barbara junior outside hitter Lauren McLaughlin (South Torrance High) and sophomore outside hitter Rebecca Saraceno (Redondo) will get the first crack at host Long Beach State tonight at 7. The Gauchos (7-12, 2-5) have struggled with a young roster this season. UCSB has nine freshmen, three sophomores, two juniors and two seniors. McLaughlin and Saraceno have done their part to keep the Gauchos competitive. McLaughlin currently leads the Big West with 4.62 kills per game, which puts her at No. 40 in all of Division I. Saraceno posted her 11th double-double last week, and she’s second on the team with 3.39 kills per game. For the season, McLaughlin has 351 kills, 239 digs and 40 blocks, pacing the Gauchos in kills while ranking second in digs. Saraceno has 254 kills, 193 digs and a team-leading 24 aces. She’s second on the team in kills and third in digs. UCSB will be looking to avenge a painful home sweep by Long Beach State on Sept. 22. The 49ers cruised to a 30-27, 30-18, 30-28 victory in that match. chris.jackson@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS 1-12, MALIN 1-06

first_imgFour Masters: 1-12 Malin: 1-06 (BY Jim McLaughlin)On Saturday evening as a light rain game down on Tirchonaill Park Malin met Four Masters in a Division 1 League game. The Four Masters put on a very impressive show in both games, winning by large margins.First up was the Reserve game with Four Masters Senior Reserves galloping home. The game was very much one way traffic with a final score line of 2-18 to 0-08. The visitors admirably continued to fight on until the final whistle but the Masters Senior Reserves are a seriously strong outfit. Two excellent goals were scored in the final stages of the second half, first up was Darren Doherty, followed a short time after by Four Masters talisman, Benny Cassidy. The Seniors game was much more of a tight contest in the first half with each team trading scores. The Four Masters took the lead with 3 points ahead, only for Malin to be awarded a penalty, which brought both teams even and the tenacious battle continued as both teams fought for dominance. A penalty was then given to Four Masters after Barry Monaghan was taken down in the box, Raymie McGroary then stepped up and stuck it in the back of the net. As the half-time whistle blew Four Masters were 1 point ahead, with a scoreline of 1-04 to Malin’s 1-03.In the second half Emlyn Hughes’ lads really gelled together to produce some very impressive play. The second half was dominated by the Masters’ men, great passing, control of the ball and impressive point taking from play by a number of players, alongside the very accurate free taking of Dylan Ward ensured the Donegal Town men stayed ahead. Paul Durcan was brought out to put two points over from free’s. As the Masters men brimmed with confidence and worked very hard across the length of the field the lads from Malin struggled to regain a foothold.On the final whistle, Four Masters had scored a further 8 points bringing their total to 1-12, Malin picked out three points in the second half, bringing their score to 1-06.Al in all a very impressive evening out for the Four Masters, their disappointment at dropping out of the Championship due to scoring average has well and truly been shrugged off with this win and can only bode very well for their continued run in the League and for this formidable team going forward into the future. Four Masters Senior Reserve Team: Sean Martin, Barry O’ Donnell, Enda Bonner, Kevin Breslin, Darragh Quinn, Ciaran Cassidy, Pauric Harvey, Jason Carr, Charlie Gallagher, Emmett Doogan, Gareth Britton, Gavin Bennett, Brendan Cassidy. Subs: Gary McGinty, Doherty, Jason Duignan. Four Masters Senior’s: Paul Durcan, Darren Walsh, Barry Farragher, Danny McGarrigle, Barry Dunnion, Conor Rooney, Josh Lacey, Barry Monaghan, Hugh McPartland, John Boyle, Luke Keeney, Conor McMonigle, Raymie McGroary, Dylan Ward, Ryan Earley. Subs: Dylan Muldoon, Leo McHugh, Kevin Breslin. Malin Senor’s: Declan Lafferty, Conor Farren, Daniel Greene, John C Doherty, Finbarr Collins, Declan Walsh, Paul Mc Laughlin, Seamus Houghton, Ciaran Mc Colgan, Gary Farren, Gerard Greene, Seamus Doherty, Jason Doherty, Niall Mc Laughlin, Damian Harkin. Subs: John Mc Laughlin and Michael Mc Laughlin. GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS 1-12, MALIN 1-06 was last modified: July 7th, 2013 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:GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS 1-12MALIN 1-06last_img read more

DD LOCAL: ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL PARISH BULLETIN

first_imgNEWSLETTER – Sunday 13th January 2013 – The Baptism of the LORDYOUR BABY’S BAPTISMYour child’s baptism is a time of celebration and joy. Naturally, you want the best for your child. Why do you want baptism for your child in the Church? There may be many reasons… Seems to be the thing to do? Someone else in the family wants it? It’s on my “to do” list? I’m afraid something might happen my child? It’s a significant step that starts the faith journey? How the Church sees BaptismThe Church sees Baptism as the first important step on the Christian journey. On the day your child was born, he/she was welcomed into your family. On the day of baptism they are welcomed into the bigger family of the Lord, the Church. In baptism we enter into a unique and special relationship with the person of Jesus Christ and we try to live out that relationship in and through the people around us. Or put another way … in Baptism we become:A son/daughter of God the Father ~ A brother/sister of Jesus ChristA temple of the Holy Spirit ~ A member of God’s family, the Church. Baptism takes place on a Sunday at 1.30 pm in the Cathedral. Parents are asked to contact the Parochial House on 9121021 to arrange an appointment with one of the Priests to fill out a Baptism Card. Please bring along your child’s birth certificate. Baptism Preparation takes place every second Tuesday at 8 pm in the Parochial House.WOULD YOU LIKE TO UNDERSTAND THE BIBLE BETTER?An 8 part basic introduction to the Bible will be held every Wednesday in the Parochial House at 8.15 pm. The first session will be held on January 16th and the course will run until mid-March. There is no fee for this course and there will be no homework or exams. To sign up for this Scripture Course please contact the Parochial House on 9121021.Phone: 074 – 9121021Fax: 074 – 9124200 Email: steunanscathedral@eircom.netSUNDAY ~ 13th January 2013Masses: 8 am, 10 am, 12 pm and 6.30 pmBaptisms: 1.30 pm in the Cathedral ‘The Dead Theologians Society’ Young Adults Prayer Group in the Cathedral Conference Room tonight at 7 pmSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is open at 7 pmAl-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmMONDAY – 14th January8 am Mass ~ Margaret McDaid10 am Mass ~ Bobby Doherty7.30 pm Mass ~ Paddy HarleySt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openGrow Meeting in Loreto Convent ~ 8 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmTUESDAY – 15th January8am Mass ~ See Mass Intentions below10 am Mass ~ ®7.30 pm Mass ~ John McGlynnSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openBaptism Preparation in the Parochial House on Tuesday 22nd January at 8 pmDivine Mercy Group – in the Cathedral at 8 pmLegion of Mary – Conference RoomAl-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmGamblers’ Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8.30 pmWEDNESDAY – 16th January8 am Mass ~ Margaret Winston10am Mass ~ Margaret, Nora and Steve Lehan7.30 pm Mass ~ Kitty Woodley (nee McMonagle)Pius X Adoration Chapel is open at 7 pmMinisters of the Eucharist in the Conference Room – 8 pmScripture Course in the Parochial House – 8.15 pmCathedral Choir Practice in the Conference Room – 8 pmMother’s Prayer Group Meeting in Loreto Convent – 8 pmNarcotics Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8 pmTHURSDAY – 17th January8 am Mass ~ Living Benefactors of the Cathedral and all names in the Golden Book10 am Mass ~ ®7.30 pm Mass ~ Rose and Donal GallagherSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openCharismatic Prayer Meeting in the Conference Room – 8 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 5.30 pmFRIDAY – 18th January8 am Mass ~ Michael Dorrian10 am Mass ~ Seamus Brogan7.30 pm Mass ~ See Mass Intentions belowSt Pius X Adoration Chapel is openAl-Anon Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 10.30 amAA Meeting for Women in the Cathedral Conference Room – 1 pmAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 5.30 pmGambler’s Anonymous Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 8 pmSATURDAY10 am Mass ~7.30 pm Mass ~ Vigil for SundayConfessions: 10.30 am to 6 pm and after 7.30 pm MassAA Meeting in the Pastoral Centre – 11 amSt. Vincent de Paul ~ Conwal & Leck Parish ~ 9129503St. Vincent de Paul ~ Parish of Aughaninshin ~ 9122366MASS INTENTIONS FOR 8 am TUESDAY and 7.30 pmFRIDAYTerry McDermott (Month’s Mind Mass) ~ Charles Clarke ~ Brigid ClarkeJames Clarke ~ Margaret Meehan ~ James Meehan ~ Margaret O’DonnellJames O’Donnell ~ Gretta O’Donnell ~ Pat McArt ~ Eddie Keys ~ Rose DowdsLily Doherty ~ Josephine Gallagher ~ Bridget Devenney ~ James DevenneyRECENT BAPTISMS ~ We welcome into God’s CommunityFionn Proinsias O’BreaslainUNITE FOR LIFE – PRO LIFE VIGIL ~ A Pro-Life Vigil will be held on Saturday next, 19th January in Dublin at 4.30 pm in Merrion Square. Please make every effort to be there and to encourage family, friends and neighbours to do likewise. The vigil will have a positive, clear message about safeguarding the lives of mothers and babies in pregnancy. Posters will be provided on the day. Please do your part to spread the word. Anyone wishing to go to the Vigil should give their name to the local organisers who will be at the back of the Cathedral after all Masses this weekend. For further information please telephone Michael on 087-2922499 or Tony 9122559. The Parish Sponsored Bus will leave the Cathedral Car Park at 11 am sharp.18th – 25th January ~ Week of Prayer for Christian UnityTo celebrate the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity there will be an ECUMENICAL SERVICE on Sunday 20th January in St. Eunan’s Cathedral at 7.30 pm.There will be NO CURSILLO ULTREYA tonight (Sunday 13th January). The next Ultreya will be on Sunday 10th February in the Church of the Irish Martyrs at 8 pm.A CEILI will be held in the Bonagee Community Centre tonight Sunday 13th January, dancing 8 pm to 11 pm. Everyone Welcome.The LETTERKENNY YOUTH AND COMMUNITY CLUB A.G.M. will be held in the Station House Hotel on Monday 14th January at 7 pm sharp. All club members, parents and supervisors are invited to please attend as we have lots to discuss.The A.G.M. of the LETTERKENNY REUNION COMMITTEE will take place on Tuesday 15th January in the Station House Hotel at 8 pm. All are welcome to attend, in particular anyone interested in joining the Committee.The Annual Raphoe Diocesan Pioneer Association CHURCH GATE COLLECTION will be taken up at Churches throughout the Diocese on Saturday evening 19th January and Sunday 20th January.LETTERKENNY PANTOMIME SOCIETY will present ‘Sleeping Beauty’ in An Grianan Theatre from Saturday 19th to Saturday 26th January at 8 pm nightly. There will be matinee performances at 2.30 pm on Saturday 19th and Saturday 26th and a performance at 5 pm on Sunday 20th. Tickets are €15 each or 2 for €25 for the 8 pm shows, matinees at €8 each or a family of four for €25. All tickets for the opening matinee on Saturday 19th January are priced at only €5. Tickets are available at the An Grianan Box Office on 9120777.The Social Services Committee would like to THANK the Letterkenny Carol Singers for their lovely singing in the Letterkenny Shopping Centre before Christmas on behalf of ‘The Care of the Aged’. Amount raised was €1,086.The Columban Charities would like to THANK all who supported their recent 25 Card Game in the Arena 7. To all those who took part on the night, to all the sponsors and to the Management and Staff of the Arena 7, thank you.The H.S.E. Retired Group and Friends CHRISTMAS NIGHT OUT will take place in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Sunday 20th January. Meal at 6.30 pm. Music by Barney. To book please contact Kathleen on 9121551 or Breed on 9122605 or Charlie on 9126696. Please book before Friday 18th January.DD LOCAL: ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL PARISH BULLETIN was last modified: January 12th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DD LOCAL: ST EUNAN’S CATHEDRAL PARISH BULLETINlast_img read more

SOLDIER’S TYRES WERE SO BAD THE WIRE WAS SHOWING THROUGH

first_imgA soldier who appeared in court for having bald tyres was told to look after his car or he may not be around to see his young child grow up.Martin McCrossan, 34, was stopped by Gardai at Castlefin.Sgt Paul Magee told the court that the tyres was so bald you could se the wire coming through. However he said McCrossan, of Liscooley Villas, Castlefin got new tyres straight after the incident.The court heard that McCrossan was a married father of two, whose wife had recently given birth to their second child, was employed by the defense forces.Judge Paul Kelly warned McCrossan that he needed to pay more attention to the condition of his car or he might not be around to look after his new baby.He fined him €150 for having bald tyres.SOLDIER’S TYRES WERE SO BAD THE WIRE WAS SHOWING THROUGH was last modified: January 8th, 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:donegalMARTIN MCCROSSANsoldierTYRESlast_img read more

Picture Special: Huge turnout for Letterkenny Parkrun

first_imgAlmost 100 people took part in yesterday’s Parkrun in Letterkenny, with 89 participants completing the 5k course at St. Conal’s Hospital Grounds, which includes Letterkenny Town Park.Every Saturday morning at 9:30am, walkers, joggers, fun runners, and elite runners alike come together to take part in this free 5k.The emphasis is on having fun and enjoying yourself – why not join in next week? ResultsFirst: Unknown Athlete (Not registered for Parkrun)Second: Matthew Collins (Portmarnock Athletic Club)Third: Paul Toner (Letterkenny Athletic Club)Winner with Regina Mc CabeMatthew CollinsPaul TonerPhotography by Brendan Delap.Picture Special: Huge turnout for Letterkenny Parkrun was last modified: November 12th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:5kletterkennyletterkenny parkrunpicture speciallast_img read more