P&P Insurance spreads Christmas cheer to 10 NGOs

first_imgP&P Insurance Brokers on Friday donated $1 million to 10 non-governmental organisations that house the less fortunate.This activity has become an annual tradition for P&P Insurance for the past six years and the company sees it as a way of demonstrating the true spirit of giving during the Christmas season.Each of the charitable homes received a $100,000 cheque from Varsha Panday,Varsha Panday (far left) flanked by representatives from all 10 organisations after receiving their chequedaughter of the CEO, Bish Panday, at a presentation held at the P&P Insurance Brokers and Consultants office, King Street, Georgetown.According to the Director of P&P Insurance Brokers and Consultants Limited, Vikash Panday, this has impacted the lives of the less fortunate and they are happy to contribute to the cause and hope that their modest contribution will assist, especially at this time of the year when they would like to give a little more.“…We know a lot of these organisations do a lot of good and we are happy to associate with them… It is not easy to get finances now and we feel this contribution will go a far way towards helping the organisations.”The recipients were Bless the Children Home, Uncle Eddie’s Home, David Rose School for the Handicapped, Bright Horizon Family, the Dharm Shala, the Ptolemy Reid Rehabilitation Centre, Canaan Children’s Home, Friends of the Archer’s Home, Cheshire Homes Guyana and Hauraruni Girls Home.A representative of the Canaan Children’s Home welcomed the donation while stating that it will go a long way towards helping the organisation. “On behalf of the Canaan Children’s Home, we would like to say a heartfelt thank you to the Panday’s, we know that you have been doing this over the years and I pray that God continues to bless your business so that you can continue to give to these children.”last_img read more

Connie Chretien, Dorthy Trask win at Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Tournament

first_imgWinning in Saturday’s event was the team of Connie Chretien, Deb Langevin, and Elaine Walker. They shot a two under, 71, while the runner ups of Pam Hunter, Diana Brown, and Geri Schilling shot an even par 73.Sunday’s winners in the two person scramble were Mary Czerwinski and Kari Barber.In the stroke play portion of the weekend, the winners in the Championship Flight were Connie Chretien and Dorthy Trask. Winning in the Second Flight was Diana Brown, and Elaine Walker, and winners in the Third Flight were Carol Bulmer and Lori Stewart.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Prayer breakfast stirs city interest

first_imgBoth Boydston and Kellar, who said they are Christians, said they might attend Thursday’s Santa Clarita Valley Interfaith Council prayer meeting outside City Hall, if their schedules allow it. That event was organized to involve more faiths out of concern that the prayer breakfast is singularly Christian. Thursday is the National Day of Prayer, an annual event that was first created in a resolution signed in 1952 by President Harry S. Truman. The resolution was amended in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan, scheduling the event on the first Thursday in May. alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (661) 257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I don’t know a lot about it because I’ve never been to the prayer breakfast before, but I’m very interested to go to the prayer breakfast,” Boydston said. “I think the City Council could use all the prayer we could get.” No city staff members plan to attend, said Gail Ortiz, a spokeswoman for the city. Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, R-Santa Clarita, a former mayor, will be in Sacramento and cannot attend, but he recorded a taped address for the event. Smyth, who recently spoke at a West Ranch Town Council meeting about the challenges of being in Sacramento away from his family, said he disagrees with Drollinger’s criticism of state legislators who are also mothers. Drollinger is president of Capitol Ministries, based in Sacramento. “I don’t subscribe to those comments,” Smyth said. “I think being a legislator is a difficult job, and I certainly congratulate anyone who’s willing to do it. And it’s just as hard on fathers as well as mothers.” SANTA CLARITA – At least three Santa Clarita City Council members will attend Thursday’s prayer breakfast at the Valencia Hyatt, but no city staff will go. The keynote speaker at the privately sponsored Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast is Ralph Drollinger, who called Catholicism a false religion and castigated mothers who are also legislators in Sacramento, saying their first priority should be raising their children. Mayor Marsha McLean is scheduled to speak at the event, which is organized by the Dunamis Group, a Christian business men’s group. So far, more than 240 people have registered to attend the event. Councilmen Tim Ben Boydston and Bob Kellar said they will attend. Council members Frank Ferry and Laurene Weste could not be reached to say what their plans are. last_img read more

Gerrard confirms ‘positive’ talks with Rangers

first_img0Shares0000Former Liverpool and England player Steven Gerrard is being heavily linked with the Rangers manager’s job © AFP/File / Ian MacNicolLondon, United Kingdom, May 1 – Steven Gerrard confirmed he will hold further negotiations with Rangers over the vacant managerial job at Ibrox on Thursday after “positive” early talks.Rangers sacked Graeme Murty on Tuesday following Sunday’s 5-0 thrashing at the hands of bitter rivals Celtic that saw Brendan Rodgers’s men seal a seventh consecutive Scottish Premiership title. “There’s an interest, there’s been initial talks and the plan is to pick them up in a couple of days time,” Gerrard told BT Sport, who he works for as a pundit on top of his duties as Liverpool’s under-18’s coach.Gerrard will be in Rome on Wednesday as Liverpool aim to reach the Champions League final, holding a 5-2 first leg lead over Roma.However, on his return to the UK, the former England captain plans to meet once more with the Rangers hierarchy.“I’ve held positive talks with them. I’m busy for a couple of days now, but the plan is to pick them up on Thursday and we’ll see if we can progress it.”Rangers said they hope to be able to release details about Murty’s successor “in the near future”.Assistant coaches Jimmy Nicholl and Jonatan Johansson will take over dugout responsibilities for Saturday’s home game with Kilmarnock, while Rangers chiefs look to lift the gloom currently sitting over Ibrox.The appointment of Gerrard, whose glorious Liverpool career came to an end when Rodgers was still in charge at Anfield in 2015, would restore some lost glamour to Scottish football.However, hiring a rookie with no senior managerial experience would represent the latest in a series of gambles by Rangers’ beleaguered board.The Glasgow giants lie third in the Premiership table with three games of the season remaining, with only goal difference separating them from fourth-placed Hibernian.Murty took over on an interim basis for the second time in October following the sacking of Pedro Caixinha.After Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes turned down the chance of a return to Ibrox in December, Murty was then put in charge for the rest of the season.Graeme Murty took over as manager of Rangers on an interim basis in October © AFP/File / Gregg NewtonBut two days on from Sunday’s Parkhead mauling, the 43-year-old was called into a meeting with managing director Stewart Robertson to be told he was being sacked.“Rangers are grateful to Graeme, who did not hesitate when asked last October to become interim manager after the departure of Pedro Caixinha and then, at the turn of the year, when he was offered the role as manager until the end of the season,” the club said in a statement.“Graeme has had to contend with difficult and challenging circumstances but conducted himself in a thoroughly professional manner. He will take some time to consider his options, which include returning to his role at the Rangers Academy.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

JOB VACANCIES: ARENA 7 SEEKING TO RECRUIT TWO CHEF DE PARTIE

first_imgArena 7 management are looking to recruit TWO Chef de Partie to work in their award winning restaurant.Arena 7 are currently attempting to recruit TWO Chef de Partie for their restaurant which caters for a high volume of customers. Successful applicants would find themselves working in a busy kitchen which requires a high level of service, quality daily food preparation and the ability to work under direction as well as taking the lead when required.Person Specification The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 3 to 4 years’ experience in a similar position, be flexible and will be required to do shift work.The successful applicants will be required to work on their own initiative and also be very much a team player.The successful candidate must be able to work under pressure and maintain a consistently high standard.The applicant must be qualified in HACCP and be able to work under direction. ApplyingApplications can be made by emailing your cv to arena7kitchen@gmail.comClosing date for applications is the Friday 17th Oct 2014.• Location: Arena7 Entertainment Complex Letterkenny• Salary: On Application • Job Type: Permanent/Full TimeJOB VACANCIES: ARENA 7 SEEKING TO RECRUIT TWO CHEF DE PARTIE was last modified: October 6th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Arena 7BusinessJob Vacanciesjobsnewslast_img read more

THEY’RE UNDER STARTER’S ORDERS FOR THE SCOIL IOSAGAIN, BUNCRANA 5K

first_imgA large crowd of walkers and joggers is expected this Sunday for the Scoil Íosagáin 5K in Buncrana.In association with Inishowen AC , the school invites walkers, joggers, runners, of all abilities to this event. Scoil Íosagáin has a vibrant sports culture where the key feature is participation by all.The school provides a wide range of extra-curricular sporting activities including Gaelic Football, Soccer, Rounders, Athletics, Hurling, Camogie,Swimming and particapation in such a wide range of sports requires significant funding. All proceeds from Sunday’s 5k will be in aid of the school’s Sports Funds .The 5k starts at the Leisure Centre at 11am. The senior event will be preceeded by a host of juvenile races ( Under 8, 10, 12,14,16 ). These races will take place on the Leisure Centre track, starting at 10am.There will be spot prizes and refreshments at Scoil Íosagáin after the race.Registration will begin at the Leisure Centre at 9.30 for both juvenile ad Senior Races. Organisers are encouraging participants to pre register at iacprereg@gmail.com. The 5k route is a measured, fast, flat course.Results will be available on Facebook and on The Inishowen AC website ( www.inishowenac.com).We are extremely fortunate to have the Inishowen club on board, to lend us their undoubted expertise.For further details visit our website, and we are also on facebook . Hope to see you all there on Sunday.THEY’RE UNDER STARTER’S ORDERS FOR THE SCOIL IOSAGAIN, BUNCRANA 5K was last modified: January 19th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranaInishowen ACScoil Iosagainlast_img read more

ELECTION 2014: O’NEILL AND McENIFF POLLING STRONG IN DONEGAL

first_imgThe tally has started for the votes in the Donegal electoral area and it shows that Fine Gael’s Barry O’Neill is polling very well.Barry O’NeillHe is followed closely by veteran Fianna Fail stalwart Sean McEniff with Sinn Fein’s Michael McMahon also polling well.These tallies come with an early health warrant as only a moderate percentage of boxes have been opened at the Aura Leisure Centre.   ELECTION 2014: O’NEILL AND McENIFF POLLING STRONG IN DONEGAL was last modified: May 24th, 2014 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:Barry O’NeillSean McEnifflast_img read more

MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH CONTAINER DEATH IS FROM DONEGAL

first_imgThe people who were found in the container at Tilbury docks.BREAKING NEWS: A man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter in connection with the death of a man inside a shipping container in Essex is originally from Co Donegal, we can reveal.The 34 year old, who is from Inishowen, was arrested by the PSNI on suspicion of facilitating illegal entry into the UK.In follows an incident in which 35 people from Afghanistan, including 15 children, found at Tilbury Docks on Saturday. The Norstream container ship on which the people were carried.One man was found dead in the container.Essex Police said officers in Northern Ireland had also detained the suspect, 34, who now lives in Limavady.We spoke to a number of people from the Inishowen town where the man is originally from who expressed shock at the news.The man at the centre of the probe still has relatives living in the Inishowen Peninsula. He is due to be transported to Essex for questioning later.The group arrived in the UK on Saturday on a ship from Belgium and were said by police to be victims of people trafficking.They were discovered after dock workers heard banging and screaming coming from one of the containers.Essex Police named the dead man as Meet Singh Kapoor, who was 40 years old. Initial post-mortem tests have proved inconclusive.The 34 survivors include 10 men, nine women and 15 children, with their ages ranging from one to 72. They are all in the care of the Home Office after being questioned by police and are seeking asylum in the UK.A police spokesman said the man was arrested on the A1 at Banbridge in County Down.The PSNI are carrying out a search of his home, near Derry, he said.Acting Det Ch Insp Martin Pasmore, of Essex Police, said: “This is a fast-moving investigation which has already involved a number of police forces and law enforcement agencies from across the United Kingdom and Europe. “I am very grateful to officers from the PSNI for their assistance this morning. We will continue to work closely with all of our policing colleagues as we pursue our investigation to bring those responsible for this crime to justice.”It is believed the migrants were in the container for about 18 hours.MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH CONTAINER DEATH IS FROM DONEGAL was last modified: August 20th, 2014 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:DerrydonegalEssexInishowenLimavaddylast_img read more

Road closure planned for Strabane Lifford Half Marathon

first_imgA temporary road closure will be in place on Sunday morning to facilitate the Strabane Lifford Half Marathon. Donegal County Council will be closing the Lifford to Clady (N15) road this Sunday, 13 May 2018 from 9.00am – 12.00pm.During this time, traffic will not be able to access the N15, from its junction with the N14 at the roundabout in Lifford to its junction with the L-23343 Clady Bridge. Motorists are advised to follow this alternative route: N14 to Murlog Junction – R264 to Raphoe – R236 to Kilross – N13 to Stranorlar (McClays Corner) – N15 to Clady Junction.Road closure planned for Strabane Lifford Half Marathon was last modified: May 11th, 2018 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)last_img read more

Fishing the North Coast: Boundary changes on tap for Clam Beach

first_imgIn response to public recommendations from the Humboldt Area Saltwater Anglers and Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, the California Fish and Game Commission is proposing to restore the original location of the management boundary at Little River Beach for recreational razor clam digging.Currently, clams may be taken may be taken north of Strawberry Creek between Strawberry Creek and Moonstone Beach only in odd-numbered years, and south of Strawberry Creek between Strawberry Creek and Mad …last_img read more