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Imam Krayee’s Courageous and Timely Admission

first_imgThe Chief Imam Islam in Liberia, Ali Krayee, last weekend finally broke the conspicuous (noticeable) silence of Muslims not only in Liberia but in many other places over the widespread terroristic attacks perpetrated by Islamic extremists in the name of Allah. The latest of these attacks occurred last Sunday in our sisterly Federal Republic of Nigeria, when under-aged girls, used as suicide bombers by that country’s Muslim extremists, Boko Haram,   entered crowded market places killing lots of people.But most probably the main incident that led Imam Krayee to speak out against Islamic extremists was the murder of 12 French journalists by two brothers of Algerian descent, who said they had carried out their carnage in the name of Allah, to “avenge the Prophet Mohamed.” These journalists worked for a French satirical magazine that carried cartoons of the Prophet Mohamed.That incident provoked worldwide anger and condemnation, leading to the largest demonstration in French and probably European history, when 3,000,000 people, led by President Holland and 49 other Heads of State, on Sunday marched through the streets of Paris to protest what was clearly a threat to the freedom of speech and of the press, cherished by the democracies of the West and other parts of the world.  They marched in defiance of Islamic extremism and let it be known that France would not bow to anyone’s attempt to erase the “Libertie” for which the French people bled and died during their Revolution in 1789.The Islamist extremists forgot that it was because of this cherished “Liberte” that during their Revolution the French beheaded their own King, Louis the XVI, and their Queen Marie Antoinette.   The Daily Observer has long called on Muslim leaders in Liberia to speak out on Islamic extremism and tell the world where they stand on these outrageous atrocities against innocent people.  The 200 school girls captured last April by Boko Haram from their dormitory in Nigeria was a terrible and dramatic case in point, not to speak of all the others, including the murder of one of their own, Emir Mohamed Sanusi of Kano.Imam Krayee declared firmly and unequivocally that the religion, Islam, “is under siege,” not by any other religious or political force, but by Islamist  extremists, who arrogate to themselves the “right” to commit mass murder anywhere and everywhere in the holy name of Allah and His prophet Mohamed.Of course, the Imam seized the opportunity in his sermon last Saturday to give a historical reminder of previous incidents of religious extremism.  He recalled the Crusades during which European armies, between 1095 and 1291 A.D., launched a holy war to regain   Jerusalem and the Holy Land from Islamic invaders.  As in all wars, many people were killed.The Imam also spoke of the First and Second World Wars which, though primarily political, killed millions. He also recalled the Rwandan genocide of 1994 which in the space of 100 days killed 800,000 Tutsis and Hutu sympathizers.  This, of course, was not religious but political genocide, blamed on the Tutsis or moderate Hutus who were alleged to have shot down a plane carrying both Rwanda President Habyarimana and his Burundian counterpart.But Krayee referred also to what he called the greatest of all genocides—the Atlantic Slave Trade—during which hundreds of thousands of Africans were uprooted from their homes and forcibly transported to the West as slaves.While we welcome Imam Krayee’s forthright expressions against Islamist extremism, we think talking about them is not enough.  It is a fact that this extremism, while it kills innocent people, also does great harm to the religion, because it tends to give the world, especially the non-Islamic world, a wrong impression of this great Abrahamic religion. That is why Imam Kryee rightly says Islam is “under siege.”We think the best way forward is for major Muslim nations, such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia and some of the other rich Arab nations to reach out to the extremists and try, one way or the other, to stop them, in the supreme interest of protecting the integrity of Islam.  They can begin by engaging Boko Haram and helping Nigeria to end the bloodshed and save that most populous and richest African nation from the threat of disintegrationShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

PSC slams Govt for failing to honour Constitution 7 months after NCM passed

first_img…says President must act in accordance with lawThe Private Sector Commission (PSC), in its strongest statement yet, on Wednesday slammed the coalition Government for failing to honour the Constitution of Guyana and Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) rulings.PSC Chairman Gerry GouveiaPresident David GrangerAccording to the Commission, over seven months have elapsed since the No-Confidence Motion (NCM) was passed. Yet, the Government has failed to call a date for elections, which were already several months overdue.Article 106 (6) of the Constitution of Guyana states: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence.”Meanwhile, Article 106 (7) states: “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the election.”“The Court has made plain that the provisions of our Constitution and “their meaning is clear”, and the Court holds that “it is the responsibility of constitutional actors in Guyana to honour them,” the PSC said in its statement.“It is the considered view of the Private Sector that this responsibility abides first, and foremost, with President David Granger and that it is his burden and inherent political duty to uphold this responsibility.”According to the group, it was necessary for the politicians to uphold the rule of law and respect the Constitution, as urged by the international community, to ensure there is no confusion in the country.“The Court has, quite properly, restrained from “the issuance of coercive orders or detailed directives” to our national leaders, but asserted that it is for the President and, indeed, the Leader of the Opposition “guided by the constitutional imperatives” to ensure that the consequences of the No-Confidence Motion are imposed upon the Government. The Private Sector wishes to note some seven months have passed and they are yet to be acted upon,” the PSC stated.“The Caribbean Court had earlier ruled that the unilateral appointment by President Granger of the Chairman of the GECOM was “flawed” and that the President, in fact, had, therefore, acted in contravention of the constitutional requirement to appoint the Chairman from six names submitted by the Leader of the Opposition. The Private Sector Commission, therefore, calls upon the President to act expeditiously in fulfilling his constitutional responsibility in this regard.”Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had submitted a list of nominees for GECOM Chairperson that included Retired Major General Joe Singh, who served as GECOM Chairman years ago; environmentalist Annette Arjoon-Martins; Retired Justice of Appeal BS Roy; businessman Captain Gerry Gouveia; Attorney-at-Law Kashir Khan; former Magistrate Krishnadatt Persaud; conflict resolution specialist Lawrence Latchmansingh; Retired Major General Norman McLean, businessman Ramesh Dookhoo, Retired Puisne Judge William Ramlall and Onesi La Fleur.But in a turnaround, President David Granger then submitted an informal list of nominees of his own that featured former GECOM Chairman, Retired Justice James Patterson, in addition to Retired Justices Claudette La Bennett and Stanley Moore, Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) Chairperson and Attorney Kesaundra Alves, economist Aubrey Armstrong and former Solicitor General Kim Kyte. The President also proposed known People’s National Congress (PNC)-affiliates and businessmen Stanley Ming (a former PNC parliamentarian) and Kads Khan.While the Constitution does not allow the President to submit names, Jagdeo in a compromise agreed to consider the President’s suggestion of names in an informal process.The President subsequently gave his no-objection to four of Jagdeo’s nominees. Alves and La Bennett were then put forward by the President as shortlists of his own. However, the Opposition Leader has since deemed these two nominees as “unacceptable” to him, with the likelihood that he would submit another list of names to the President.Meanwhile, pressure has been continually mounting on the Government to uphold the Constitution and set a date for elections. Among those urging the Government to do the right thing are the international community, the trade unions, the parliamentary opposition, and sections of society.last_img read more

Water polo: Alemany gets high five from Manke

first_imgErin Manke torpedoed out of the grasp of a defender, then tossed the ball into the back of the opposition’s goal Tuesday. The Alemany of Mission Hills sophomore’s score was one of her five goals in a 15-6 girls’ water polo win against host Oaks Christian of Westlake Village in the opening round of the Southern Section’s Div. IV playoffs. The Warriors (17-10) jumped to a 6-0 lead in a first quarter and held an Oaks Christian team, that came out flat and allowed two early second-half goals after an 8-3 halftime lead. Oaks Christian coach Laura Reardon said her team came into the game deflated. That’s because the Lions’ learned that Kelsey Farrar, the Lions’ leading scorer, would have to sit sat out with a left rotator cuff injury right before game’s start. “We were definitely saddened and a bit discouraged by (Farrar’s) absence,” Reardon said. “I didn’t find out about her injury until (Monday). I never knew she was hurt or how she got hurt. But our girls didn’t quit, they gave it their best.” Farrar said she had been bothered by pain in her shoulder the last three weeks and tried to tough it out, but finally decided to see a doctor after the pain continued. She’s expected to be out of the water for at least three weeks, meaning she might be done for the season. Warriors’ coach Gina Botton said her team played out its game plan the same way it would have had Farrar played. Botton didn’t find out about Farrar’s injury until pre-game warm-ups. Six different players scored for the Warriors, who will travel to face Arroyo Grande Friday in the second round, including senior driver Lauren Reiner with four, and Felicia Orozco with three. Alemany’s win is the second against Oaks Christian (12-14) this season. Farrar also missed the first teams’ meeting while nursing a wrist injury. -Ivan Orozco Other Division IV games: Glendale 12, Louisville 6: Glendale beat Louisville of Woodland Hills to advance to the second round in which it will face La Salle of Pasadena. Glendale was led by Lily Broussard with five goals, while Vanui Ovasadyan, Chagik Abolian and Casey Sripramong added two. Sara Wolf also scored. Goalkeeper Rachel Hahn finished with 14 saves. Louisville’s Maria Apablasa and Juliana Bottin scored two goals for the Royals while Liz Leoni and Brook Carpenter added one a piece. Chadwick 13, Notre Dame 7: Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks was eliminated by host Chadwick. Tiffany Welch led Notre Dame three goals in a loss to Chadwick. Division III Wild Card: La Canada 8, Charter Oak 3: Jacki Snyder scored three goals as host La Canada defeated Charter Oak (16-14) in wildcard play. Berit Kaesler added two goals for the Spartans (18-9). Division II Wild Card: Westlake 15, El Dorado 4: Natalie Ludak scored two goals while Katherine Narye and Amy Siminski added a goal a piece as Westlake fell to host El Dorado. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Fireworks warning from Fort St. John RCMP

first_imgFireworks are banned within Fort St. John city limits for a variety of safety reasons.Noting fireworks can cause damage to property, start fires and cause serious injury, police also raised concerns which go to those who hear them.They acknowledge that it is often hard to differentiate the sound of fireworks from gunshots, but emphasized when it doubt, residents should call 911 and allow police to make the determination.- Advertisement -The fine attached to the discharge of fireworks in Fort St. John city is $100.00.last_img read more

Anti-poverty, seniors’ group apply to intervene in Site C court cases; governments oppose

first_imgThis comes as the provincial and federal governments, as well as B.C. Hydro are opposing the participation of four groups looking for one hour of the courts time to explain how the hydroelectric project could result in rate increases to those already having difficulty paying electricity bills.The nearly $9 billion project is going to have to be paid to B.C. Hydro, and it’s anticipated that cost will fall into the laps of ratepayers. In the past decade, according to BCPIAC, B.C. Hydro rates have increased by more than 41 per cent, and will rise another 6 per cent by April of 2015.The advocacy centre says these increases have not been matched by increases in welfare rates or minimum wage.- Advertisement -The groups looking to intervene in both the Federal and Supreme Court cases include Active Support Against Poverty, BC Old Age Pensioners’ Organization, Council of Senior Citizens’ Organizations of BC, Disability Alliance BC and Together Against Poverty Society.last_img read more

Liverpool’s wantaway Coutinho reports for training

first_img0Shares0000Countinho submitted a transfer request on the eve of the season but Liverpool have repeatedly rebuffed Barcelona’s attempts to lure him to the Camp Nou © AFP/File / Nelson ALMEIDALONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 7 – Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho on Thursday returned to training at the club after failing to push through a move from the Premier League giants.The Brazil playmaker submitted a transfer request on the eve of the season but Liverpool repeatedly rebuffed Barcelona’s attempts to lure him to the Camp Nou. He has not yet played for Liverpool this season, with the club citing a back injury, but he joined up with his national side for World Cup qualifiers and made two substitute appearances against Ecuador and Colombia, scoring against the former.Liverpool mamager Jurgen Klopp said after training that there were no hard feelings on either side and there was a possibility he might see some action on Saturday against Manchester City.“Of course — all good, all good. Nothing else to say, actually, so he’s back and we had a really good conversation, so good,” said Klopp.“We always have the same decision to make: ‘Does he need training or can he play?’ and all that stuff.“Yes, he will now do a little bit more than the other boys but he showed up in a very, very good mood and looks really promising.”Coutinho returned home via private jet on Wednesday with club-mate Roberto Firmino, Manchester City trio Ederson, Fernandinho and Gabriel Jesus and Chelsea’s Willian.Barcelona turned to Coutinho after Neymar’s sensational move to Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record deal.A leading Barcelona board member said Liverpool set an asking price of 200 million euros ($239 million) for the midfielder.But the English club responded angrily to his claim and were quoted on the BBC website as saying it was “absolutely false”.Liverpool have made a strong start to their Premier League campaign and sit in second place behind Manchester United after two wins and a draw from their first three fixtures.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

DONEGAL MEAT COMPANY’S FURY AS CHEF CONRAD QUITS IRELAND

first_imgControversial Donegal chef Conrad Gallagher has quit Ireland again – leaving another trail of debt behind him.Just a year after returning and setting up restaurants in Dublin and Sligo, the Letterkenny chef has emigrated to America.And not for the first time a number of his suppliers claim they have not been paid. Gallagher left Dublin just before Christmas with his wife Candice and their two children.He has set up home in Los Angeles where he is listed as a ‘restaurant consultant.’However not everyone is sad to see the back of him.Maurice Kettyle of Kettyle Meats in Letterkenny claims Gallagher, from Hawthorn Heights, owes him about €7,000 for produce he supplied to his restaurants. “He has conned the country again. If I was broke I couldn’t afford the airfare to LA let alone set up a new life there.“There were two big deliveries that went unpaid, it was about €7,000. The cheque bounced.“I contacted him a number of times and it was the same old story. Now I hear that he has left the country.“It is difficult enough to do business without this type of behaviour. I don’t know how he can take in money and not pay his debt, signs, staff and suppliers,” fumed Mr Kettyle. DONEGAL MEAT COMPANY’S FURY AS CHEF CONRAD QUITS IRELAND was last modified: January 29th, 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:chefConrad GallagherKettyle Meatslast_img read more

Five Raphoe boxers to take part in Donegal Novice Championships

first_imgRaphoe Boxing ClubOn Friday night Raphoe boxers, Dennis Lafferty and Danny Dougan were in action at a major tournament in Gortin, Co. Tyrone. Both boxers gave good accounts of themselves on the night, only to lose out on points to quality opponents. Raphoe boxers Dennis Lafferty and Orin McDermott, along with Coach Gerard Keaveney and Secretary Peter O’Donnell will travel to Essington, Philadelphia from 2 nd to 8 th November to take part in a major invitational tournament hosted by Dan Mullarkey’s ‘Must Box Gym’. Everyone at the Raphoe Club extend best wishes for every success to all four club members.The Raphoe Club will have five boxers entered for the forthcoming Donegal Novice Championships to be staged in Letterkenny on Sunday 9 th October and good luck to all the boxers from their club mates.The Raphoe club will host its first annual boxing showpiece of the new season on Saturday 19 th November in the Deele College Sports Pavilion when the local club boxers will face the star studded Ulster and Connacht All Stars and Raphoe’s Head Coach and Match-Maker, Gary McCullagh has pencilled in 14 quality contests for what should be an excellent evening of amateur boxing. Sincere thanks goes out to all the generous business people of Raphoe and surrounding areas for their continued financial support for without those people the local club would fail to exist. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Parent Plus Adolescents ProgrammeThe Parents Plus Adolescents Programme is a practical and positive course in parenting adolescents (aged 11 to 16) focusing on effective communication, problem solving and building positive relations. Topics include: getting to know and connecting with your teenager, communicating positively and effectively, building your teenagers responsibility, positive discipline for teenagers, managing conflict, solving problems together.Starting on 11th October 2016 from 10am to 12 noon in the Royal and Prior Boarding House. For details & booking, call Melanie at Raphoe Family Resource Centre on (074) 91 45796 or Freda at Springboard Family Support Project on (074) 9173918. Workshops are FREE but there is a charge of €10 for Parents Pack.Welcome The Family Resource Centre would like to welcome Damien Friel to the project as General Worker on our ‘Helping Hands’ Initiative. We look forward to working with Damian over the next 12 months. We would like to thank Sharon Docherty, Tús Supervisor for her continuing support and good will towards the Family Resource Centre. Congratulations!The Family Resource Centre would like to extend heartiest congratulations to Raphoe Tidy Towns on being awarded 2 nd place in Category C of the National Tidy Towns Competition 2016 and increasing the town’s marks. Raphoe received two awards as well as a cash prize. Well done to all involved.Jigsaw DonegalThis year for Mental Health Week, commencing on Monday 10 th October, the Jigsaw Advisory Panel and Donegal Youth Council have teamed up to create their own campaign to help promote the ‘FIVE-A- DAY’ for Mental Health. The campaign is called #MyWee5 and its aim is to promote positive mental health by showing everyone some simple things they can do to help improve their mental wellbeing through theFIVE-A- DAY. They include CONNECT, BE ACTIVE, TAKE NOTICE, GET INVOLVED and GIVE. The Family Resource Centre is participating in the campaign by uploading photos with the #MyWee5 poster on our Facebook page. For more information on the campaign please contact Karen Duggan, Youth and Community Engagement Worker, Jigsaw Donegal on 074-9726920.50-50 Bonus BallThere was no winner of this week’s Bonus Ball so there will be a rollover next week. To enter the next Bonus Ball Draw please call into the Family Resource Centre in The Volt House before Saturday of each week. Good luck!Raphoe Tidy TownsRaphoe received a good result again in this year’s National Tidy Town’s Competition bringing the town’s marks up to 310 points in Co Donegal Category C coming 2nd place to Glenties. Raphoe also received two Awards this year plus a prize of €900.00. This was not a bad result considering the town was judged on Wed 29th June during a day of heavy rain & stormy conditions. The Adjudicators concluding remarks in this year’s report state:“Raphoe as a Diocese in Donegal is often mentioned but Raphoe, the town, has been a new and refreshing experience for this Adjudicator. Thank you for including the heritage brochure as it helped enlighten one to the antiquity of this town. You are the present inheritors of the treasures that are commonplace on your streets and you can be proud of your efforts to enhance not just the built environment and the environment but also the living surroundings of the present population.”Raphoe Tidy Towns Committee, Supervisor & Staff wish to thank everyone in our community for this great result for our town. The full Adjudication Report is available on the National Tidy Towns Website, click history then adjudication reports for each participating town. The Report will also be available in the Post Office, The Volt House Reception or from the Tidy Towns Office. Thank you. Raphoe Friday ClubThe Friday Club meets every Friday morning in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am-12.30. We would like more in our community to come along and be a part of the Group. There will be events organised so come along and join in the craic! Refreshments are also provided. Transport is available on Friday mornings and if you require this please phone 0749145462 and arrange.Annual Autumn SaleThe Annual Autumn Sale & Auction will be held in Carnone Hall on Wednesday 12 th October commencing at 7.30pm. Usual stalls. Teas available. Everyone welcome.Raphoe Text Alert AGMThe Annual General Meeting of Raphoe Text Alert will take place on Thursday 6 th October at 7.30pm in Friel’s Hotel. Everyone welcome.Raphoe Community Playgroup LtdEnrolment for January 2017 will take place on Monday 24 th October 2016 from 1.30-3pm & 6-8pm. Enrolment Forms are available at the Playgroup from Monday 17 th October from 9am-1pm daily. Available schemes: ECCE, Subvention and fee-paying. Contact Sarah on 074-9144999. Christmas Craft FairThere will be a Christmas Craft Fair in the Diamond, Raphoe from 12-6pm on Friday 25 th November 2016 with crafts and bake sales all day. Santa will also be arriving. The switching on of the town’s Christmas lights will take place at 5pm approximately. A great fun day for all the family! For details on stalls please telephone The Volt House Reception on 074-9173966. Stalls will cost €20. Come and support this community event.Five Raphoe boxers to take part in Donegal Novice Championships was last modified: October 2nd, 2016 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:BoxersDonegal Novice ChampionshipsRaphoe Community noteslast_img read more

GAELIC GAMES: ST JOSEPH’S GAA CLUB LONDON NEWS

first_imgSt. Joseph’s GAA Club London Club Notes 25th February 2013Lotto NewsWe have two sets of Lotto results to report: The draw took place on Monday, 11th February.The numbers drawn were: 4, 15, 18 & 21There was no jackpot winner.5 lucky dip winners of £20 each were: 1. Mrs. R. Joyce c/o The Shanakee, Ealing Broadway2. Steve Murphy c/o The Shanakee, Ealing Broadway3. Dan Curran c/o McGee’s4. Jim Reilly c/o Visitation Club, Greenford5. Neary c/o Visitation Club, Greenford Well done to all. The next draw will take place on Sunday, 24th February, in The Wishing Well. The jackpot is £700. Tickets are available from the usual outlets, any club member, or contact the club mobile on 07597 168 298.The draw took place on Sunday, 24th February.The numbers drawn were: 2, 5, 15 & 16There was no jackpot winner. 5 lucky dip winners of £20 each were:1. R. Joyce c/o The Shanakee, Ealing Broadway2. PB Cone c/o The Shanakee, Ealing Broadway3. Sean Corridan c/o Fulham Irish4. Ann Fay c/o Josie Keenan5. Josie Keenan, GreenfordWell done to all. The next draw will take place on Sunday, 10th March. The jackpot is £750. Tickets are available from the usual outlets, any club member, or contact the club mobile on 07597 168 298.AGMOur AGM took place on Monday, 18th February. Many thanks to those who attended, and well done to those who were either re-elected or elected to the Committee. Please find our elected Club Officers for 2013:Election of Officers 2013 / Toghachán na nOifigeachLife President: Jim King (Cavan)President: Pa McAvinue (Cavan)Chairman: John McNamara (Leitrim)Vice-Chairman: Shane McCauley (Donegal)Secretary: Karen McCauley (Donegal)Assistant Secretary: Ciarán McNamara (London)Treasurer: Thomas Mitchell (London)PRO: Karen McCauley (Donegal)Lottery Officer: Joe O’Donnell (Clare)Social Committee: Michael Colleran (Mayo); Kyle Mongan (Galway); Aodhán Reaney (Mayo)County Board Delegates: John McNamara (Leitrim); Shane McCauley (Donegal)We would like to wish our Committee and everyone involved with the club all the very best for a successful 2013. Go raibh mile maith agaibh go léir.Senior/Intermediate Football League Play-offFor the second consecutive year, we face Tara in the Senior/Intermediate League play-off, at a date to be confirmed.TrainingTraining continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Alec Reed Academy (ARA) Community Sports Centre, Northolt. We have a floodlit sand-based Astroturf pitch from 7.30pm on Tuesday, so please be there at 7.15pm for a prompt warm-up start at 7.30pm, and 8.30pm on Thursday.Address: Bengarth Road, Northolt, UB5 5LQMap: https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&q=UB5+5LQ&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.42553238,d.d2k&biw=1024&bih=677&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wlWebsite: http://www.alecreedacademy.co.uk/124/community-sports-centrePublic transport: Northolt (Central Line) is the nearest Tube station. It’s a 15 minute walk or a short bus ride from the Tube station to the Academy. Bus routes 90, 120, 140 and 282 all stop along Church Road. Pedestrian access is through the Bengarth Road gates.New players are more than welcome to join us. If you have any questions, or if you need a lift, please call the club mobile on 07597 168 298.St. Joseph’s v West London Wildcats Challenge Match – Saturday, 2nd MarchWe are playing the West London Wildcats in a challenge match on Saturday, 2nd March, at 2.30pm in Perivale. The Wildcats were the 2011 AFL London Premier Champions and are the biggest and most successful Aussie Rules Football club outside Australia. Like last year’s match, we will be playing the first half with a round ball and the second half with an oval ball! Both sides had great craic last year and gained a lot from the experience. Check out last year’s match report http://hoganstand.com/uk/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=162804 and last year’s match pictures http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151336666565125.815883.570155124&type=3.We will be having drinks and food in Tír Chonaill Gaels’ clubhouse in Greenford after the match. We look forward to seeing everyone there!New PlayersNew players are always very welcome to join our friendly club. We are based in West London; the club covers a wide area and current players live in many different areas, including Acton, Ealing, Fulham, Greenford, Ruislip and Wimbledon. Training takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7.30pm and transport to and from our training ground and pick-up from stations can be arranged, if required. If you would like to join our club, please do not hesitate to contact us on the club mobile: 07597 168 298, or via any of our contact details below. We would be delighted to hear from you.Is mise, le measPublic Relations Officer / Oifigeach Caidrimh PoiblíSt. Joseph’s GAA Club / Naomh SeosamhLondon GAA / CLG Coiste Contae LondainWebsite: www.stjoesgaa.co.ukEmail: secretary.stjosephs.london@gaa.ieMobile: +44 (0)7597 168 298Join us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/stjoesgaalondonFollow us on Twitter: @StJosephsGFCLonGAELIC GAMES: ST JOSEPH’S GAA CLUB LONDON NEWS was last modified: February 25th, 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:GAELIC GAMES: ST JOSEPH’S GAA CLUB LONDON NEWSlast_img read more

HOUSEHOLD TAX: ‘DONEGAL WORST HIT IN CUTS AND COULD GO BANKRUPT’

first_imgDONEGAL will be the worst hit county in Ireland by cuts to services, it was claimed today.Sinn Féin councillor Jack Murray has slammed the decision by Minister Phil Hogan to cut a further €4million from Donegal County Council’s Local Government Fund, stating that the authority will be no longer able to provide services to the people of the county.Just 43% of householders in the county have paid the household tax – so central government is cutting funds to match. Commenting on the cut Cllr Murray told us: “At this year’s budget meeting, Sinn Féin made the unprecedented decision to vote against the budget. We did so because it meant stripping services to the bone and implementing the unjust household charge.“Minister Phil Hogan is now withdrawing a further €4million from the 2012 budget. This is the biggest percentage cut of any local authority and could force Donegal County Council close to bankruptcy.“It is an insult to our citizens that he blames his cuts on low compliance with the household charge. The government does not understand that people are not only refusing to pay because it is unjust but also because they are not happy with the services they are provided.“By further reducing services in Donegal he will only increase public anger and subsequently further reduce compliance with his unfair taxes. “Donegal and the northwest is the only region in Ireland that does not have dual-carriageway connection to Dublin. We have one of the highest unemployment &  emigration rates and do not have the same access to healthcare as regions south of the Dublin-Galway line.“The silence from Government Party Oireachtas members in Donegal has been deafening on this issue. Nor have they spoken out against the neglect of Donegal in the stimulus package or when their government withheld the money they had committed to the A5.“While council officials in Donegal assess how a further €4million reduction will affect our roads, community groups, unfinished estates and staffing numbers; Donegal’s Fine Gael & Labour members need to seek a crisis meeting with their government colleague and demand that he withdraws from this destructive course of action.” HOUSEHOLD TAX: ‘DONEGAL WORST HIT IN CUTS AND COULD GO BANKRUPT’ was last modified: July 31st, 2012 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)last_img read more