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Cove and John Ashram reaches out to struggling single mother

first_imgBy Indrawattie NatramSharmila Singh, 41, of Lot 17 Dundee Mahaicony, West Coast Berbice, was the latest beneficiary of the Cove and John Ashram outreach programme. The mother of 11, who hails from Mahaicony Village, resides in a swampy area in the Dundee community.The team from the ashram visited Singh’s home on Sunday and presented her with items that would make her life much more comfortable. According to spiritual leader and administrator of the Ashram Swami Maharaj, he heard about Singh’s case and immediately ventured to her home, assessing the situation for the ashram to be of help.The Swami explained that devotees along with students from the Hindu College, put together hampers, two benches and two tables for the family. He disclosed the Ashram also partnered with Food For the Poor in providing three mattresses and sheets to the family, who previously slept on the ground. Reading materials and other useful schooling amenities were also provided for the children.The devotees of the Ashram during their visit offered words of encouragement to the mother and assured her the Ashram will continue to assist her to provide for her children.Headmistress of the Hindu College Rajkumarie Singh spoke to the children encouraging them to take education seriously. She also promised to provide text books to the children to continue their studies.The mother of 11 was left to shoulder responsibilities for her children in January 2016 after her husband committed suicide. The mother explained that she provides for her family with whatever meagre domestic work she is afforded.Living on a plot of land provided by her husband’s parents, Singh lives with her children in a shack that can only accommodate four persons, but the family has to make the best of a bad situation, she lamented.Apart from helping the family, the Ashram last weekend also assisted families in Unity, Cove and John, Beehive, East Coast Demerara, with bed sets and food hampers. This coincided with the Ashram’s 60th Anniversary.last_img read more

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Things To Do

first_imgSwazzle Puppet Show, “Harry and the Tyrannosaurus Rex,” 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. “Cabaret” will be presented, 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the Hart High School auditorium, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-7575. Moonlight Hike, 6-7 p.m. Friday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 18 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Jimmy Brogan and Greg Vaccarella will perform, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12, or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291 or visit www.comedyinvalencia.com. Bird Walk, 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call (661) 255-3606. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m. every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Waterfall Hike, 9 a.m.-noon Sunday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 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

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Sports arena in CSUN panel’s five-year plan

first_imgCalifornia State University, Northridge, has a new plan for its athletic department and for the first time, the possibility of a new arena is on paper. The Blue Ribbon Commission, formed at the request of university President Jolene Koester, mapped out a five-year future for an athletics program that desperately needs a boost in performance, support and facilities. The commission announced its recommendations Thursday in Redwood Hall, although interestingly enough, there was no talk of an arena at the reception. However, a plan for an arena – which wouldn’t materialize for at least a decade – is in the commission’s findings in black and white. The plan, which is to be executed over the next five to seven years, states that planning should begin for a “multipurpose athletic and student recreation center facility on the main campus, one that would benefit all students. The commission was unanimous in supporting construction of such a facility within the next 10-12 years, provided the necessary student fee and donor support is forthcoming.” The arena plan was light on details, as it’s clearly in the infancy stage, but Mo Qayoumi, who chairs the commission, is expected to map out a specific plan for that and all of the recommendations. “The commission was certainly supportive and unanimous about the long-term need for a multipurpose arena,” Koester said while watching the CSUN men’s basketball game. “I don’t think anyone would dispute that it would add a measure of quality to intercollegiate athletics and the university. We need to play and lay a groundwork and have conversations and look toward that.” The commission is charged with improving support internally and externally, facilities and the success of the overall athletic program. Headlining proposed changes is the possibility of a new athletics logo. The 13-member commission included former NCAA President Cedric Dempsey and University of California, Los Angeles, athletic director Dan Guerrero. “What I found was a collection of individuals who care very deeply about the university and who want to see this athletic program become an integral part of the fabric of the success of this university,” Guerrero said. Athletic director update: An athletic director to carry out the new plan has yet to be named. An athletic director search committee recently was formed and prospective candidates could be on campus in April. Interim athletic director Janet Lucas is a candidate. Peggy Jennings, associated vice president of faculty affairs, is the chairwoman of the search committee, whose members are Charton, Pierre Tada, a member of the CSUN Foundation board of directors; Ron McIntyre, faculty president; Michael Neubauer, the chairman of the Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Council; and Barbara Gross, a member of the Intercollegiate Athletics Advisory Council. Staff Writer Ramona Shelburne contributed to this story. Jill Painter, (818) 713-3615 jill.painter@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The Matadors, perhaps, have finally found a way to get an arena, which is to combine it with a student recreation center. CSUN doesn’t have a full-blown student recreation center although the Associated Students has talked about the need for one over the past few years, but never really pursued it. “I definitely think it’s an important component of advancing the interests of the athletic program and also the student body,” said Chad Charton, president of the Associated Students. “The hard part is that it’s a 10-12-year time horizon and it certainly isn’t going to benefit students now. They can certainly come back as alumni and use the facilities but because of that, it’s hard to adopt the idea and take ownership as their own and not see or use it in their time. “Should students be excited? I think so. The reality is that as much as we’d like to agree to a rec center today and build tomorrow, that’s just not how it works.” CSUN has planned for a $100 million performing arts center, which appeared to be a blow to the athletic department. It’s not going to be a multiuse arena, but the Matadors might have found a multiuse arena after all. The Matadors play in the 1,600-seat Northridge gym, which is better suited for a high school campus. Basketball is the university’s flagship sport. There’s been minimal fundraising for athletics over the years, but former athletic director Dick Dull was reassigned to head that endeavor. last_img read more

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SHOCK AT SUDDEN DEATH OF KILLYBEGS FISHERMEN’S LEADER

first_imgThe late Martin Howley who passed away yesterday.There has been widespread shock at the sudden death of Killybegs-based fishing tycoon Martin Howley.Mr Howley, aged 63, died after a short illness and was a leader in the fishing industry in Killybegs and worldwide.Born in Co Sligo, he came to Killybegs in the 1970s and, along with a small number of other influential figures, has been a force for growth ever since. After fishing for 30 years, he came ashore to take over as managing director of Swan Net Ltd in 1999 and led that company to continued growth and development.He has also been an influential member of the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation (KFO) and took part in negotiations both within the EU and beyond on behalf of fishing interests.A year ago, he was named managing director of a new company, Bio Marine Ingredients Ireland, which is planning to build a state-of-the-art facility in Killybegs for the extraction of fish oils, proteins and calcium for human consumption.That company is an amalgamation of the KFO and a Norwegian enterprise. The proposal is still in the planning process. Martin Howley was closely involved at all levels of the fishing industry, as a fisherman, in fish processing and net making. With other local Killybegs businessmen, he also had business interests in the United States fishing industry.Said Joey Murrin, former chairman and chief executive of the KFO: “Martin will be a tremendous loss to the fishing industry and a tremendous loss to the community. He was a natural-born leader. He will be sadly missed.”He is survived by his wife, Theresa, daughter Marguerite, and sons, Pauric, Noel and Sean.Local TD Thomas Pringle said “‘Martin Howley was a pioneer of the pelagic fishery in Ireland who was as comfortable at the helm of a boat as the boardroom of the KFO. He contributed to building a respected reputation world wide for Donegal fishermen’s skills and expertise. I would like to extend my sympathy to his family in this difficult time’.Martin will also be sadly missed by his wide circle of family and friends. SHOCK AT SUDDEN DEATH OF KILLYBEGS FISHERMEN’S LEADER was last modified: August 18th, 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)last_img read more

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Top five defenders wanted by Premier League clubs in the summer transfer window

first_imgThe season has only just ended but transfers are happening thick and fast.Manchester City have brought two players to the Etihad Stadium, with a third deal almost complete, while Chelsea have already sold more than £30m worth of players.Deals are going to continue throughout the summer, and talkSPORT takes a look at the top five likely transfers involving defenders.Two of the players already turn out for Premier League clubs, and it seems the other three will be making the journey to England in the near future.You can see the top five by clicking the right arrow, above… 5 5 Virgil van Dijk (Wanted by: Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea) – Long regarded as one of the best centre-backs in the Premier League, it is not a surprise Van Dijk remains wanted by a number of teams despite his ongoing injury. The Netherlands centre-back has been targeted by Manchester City – who are willing to pay him £180,000-a-week – Chelsea (£170,000-a-week) and Liverpool (£120,000-a-week). Southampton have no need, nor desire, to sell Van Dijk, and are believed to be holding out for a transfer fee higher than £50m. A wonderfully gifted ball-playing centre-half, Van Dijk would improve every team in the Premier League, and there is sure to be a big battle for his signature in the coming months. 5 Djibril Sidibe (Wanted by: Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City) – As Monaco’s excellent squad continues to get ripped apart – Bernardo Silva has signed for Manchester City and Benjamin Mendy is also on his way – another member could be moving to the Premier league. Left-back Sidibe is being targeted by Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs, as well as City – who seem to want half of ASM’s squad. The 24-year-old reportedly rejected the chance to sign for Arsenal last summer when he left Lille for Monaco, but they could return for him this year despite a potential deal for Sead Kolasinac of Schalke. Sidibe has shown his talent as a marauding full-back, who is just as comfortable in the opposition’s area as his own. Michael Keane (Wanted by: Manchester United, Everton and Liverpool) – The 24-year-old enjoyed a wonderful season for Burnley, earning his first international call up for England. His form has earned admiring glances from a trio of Premier League clubs, who all want to sign him this summer. Manchester United are hoping to strengthen their backline by recruiting their former academy player, while Mersey rivals Everton and Liverpool have similar ambitions to capture the centre-back. He has earned his stripes at the top level, and is young enough to continue developing. A move seems very likely this summer. 5 Nelson Semedo (Wanted by: Manchester United and Manchester City) – Antonio Valencia signed a new contract with Manchester United, and Benajmin Mendy seems to be signing for Manchester City, but both clubs still want to bring in Nelson Semedo. The Benfica right-back, 23, has established himself as one of Europe’s most promising young players this season with some top class displays in Europe and domestically. He is superb as an attacking threat and solid at the back, and will provide whichever team signs him with nearly a decade of top class service. 5 Andrea Conti (Wanted by: Chelsea and Liverpool) – Italian wing-back Conti enjoyed a fantastic season in 2016/17, scoring eight goals and creating five more in 32 Serie A games. A product of the famed Atalanta academy, the 23-year-old right-sided player has been linked with a summer move to Chelsea or Liverpool. Antonio Conte wants to sign his almost-namesake to increase competition in the wing-back position, while Jurgen Klopp wants to add depth to the defence and midfield of his squad. Atalanta will be unable to keep hold of Conti should both sides start flashing the big money of the Premier League, and he would be a superb signing for any number of Europe’s biggest clubs.last_img read more

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DONEGAL STAR MCBREARTY ISN’T ‘LEAVING’ – AND THAT’S A ‘CERT’!

first_imgConcentrating on completing the Leaving Cert is a difficult task for mist students.But for one Donegal student it’s even more difficult.Patrick McBrearty is finishing his exams at Carrick Vocational School today along with the rest of his classmates. But he certainly won’t have time to paint the town red.Not unless he wants a severe talking-to from Donegal GAA boss Jim McGuinness!The 18 year old is set to feature at some stage tomorrow when Donegal take on Derry in the Ulster Championship at MacCumhaill Park.Paddy had been tipped to travel to Australia for a period after his Leaving Cert with several Australian Rules clubs looking to sign him up. But it would appear now that Jim McGuinness has won the battle to keep him playing for Donegal. DONEGAL STAR MCBREARTY ISN’T ‘LEAVING’ – AND THAT’S A ‘CERT’! was last modified: June 15th, 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:CarrickLeaving certpatrick mcbreartylast_img read more

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GOLF NEWS: DUNFANAGHY GOLF CLUB NOTES

first_imgAs our summer weather stayed with us for a little longer than usual this week we had a good turnout for this week’s comps’ Special thanks go out From Brian to all who attended the fun golf comp on Sunday especially Lady President Mr President and Lady Captain for all there help and support. I’d like to remind everyone that our new web site is up and running also that our online booking system is now active.22/08/2012Wednesday Open Stableford 1st Shaun Cannon 40 pts.2nd Paddy Hegarty 39 pts.Gross Tony McBride (G’castle) 33 pts.3rd Anthony Gallagher 38 pts. 1st 9 Joe Doherty (C’neely) 22 pts. BOT2nd 9 Martin Warren (RCPGC) 18 pts. BOTCss 36 pts.24/08/2012Friday 14 Hole Stableford 1st Gerry McGreevy 35 pts.2nd Willie Wilkin 34 pts.n.c.25/08/2012 Ladies Team Fundraiser1st D H Martin 41 pts.2nd Michael Donovan 40 pts. botGross Eddie McCormack 36 pts.3rd Shane Greer 40 pts.1st 9 Gary Wright 21 pts. bot2nd 9 Henry McGee 22 pts. botCss 37 pts.26/08/2012August Monthly Medal Stroke1st Raymond Kelly 612nd Adam Moore 63Gross Cathal McMonagle 743rd Seamus Friel 65 bot1st 9 Derek Porter 302nd 9 Willie Wilkin 30.5Css 6626/08/2012Winners of the Fun Golf Fund Raiser:Andy Murray /Paul Smyth /Raymond Kelly /Adam MooreGOLF NEWS: DUNFANAGHY GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: August 28th, 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:DUNFANAGHY GOLF CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

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Fifty-Three Student-Athletes To Graduate This Weekend

first_imgPrint Friendly Version DES MOINES, Iowa – A total of 53 Drake University student-athletes from 15 athletic programs are set to receive their diplomas this weekend at Drake University’s 146th commencement ceremonies.The 53 graduates include Missouri Valley Conference champions, NCAA Tournament participants, Academic All-Americans and multiple academic All-Conference honorees.  Additionally, 15 of the graduating student-athletes received all-conference honors for their athletic achievements this season.Below are the student-athletes scheduled to receive their diplomas this weekend. During the year’s earlier fall commencement, 23 student-athletes received their degrees to mark 76 student-athletes who received baccalaureate degree this academic year. Here are those recipients. Men’s BasketballNick McGlynn, English, Digital Media ProductionFootballJacob Bacon, Actuarial Science/FinanceAlex Ciszewski, Management/MarketingDanny Donley, MarketingBrady Eckert, Physics, AstronomyIsaiah Kent-Schneider, Secondary Teacher Education, Environmental ScienceMen’s GolfTommi Avant, Information Systems, ManagementArjun Reddy, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular BiologyMen’s SoccerAndrew Blalock, PsychologyPaul Ciszewski, Business AdministrationSteven Enna, Business AdministrationNic Jaimes, MarketingRyan Merideth, Biochemisty, Cell and Molecular BiologyAlex Peterson, Finance/MarketingMen’s TennisBen Clark, FinanceTom Hands, Environmental ScienceVinny Gillespie, FinanceCalum MacGeoch, International Business, ManagementBayo Philips, Public Relations, AdvertisingMen’s Track & Field/Cross CountryAlec Bognar, PsychologyAaron Chier, Graphic DesignJohn Freeman, ChemistryCole Friedman, BiologyForest Moses, Computer Science, Data AnalyticsJannik Schuller, International BusinessJoshua Yeager, Law, Politics and SocietyWomen’s BasketballSammie Bachrodt, FinanceMaddy Dean, Business AdministrationBecca Jonas, Brand CommunicationNicole Miller, Health Sciences: Clinical & AppliedSara Rhine, Elementary Teacher EducationWomen’s GolfGrace Dunn, Marketing, Information SystemsRowingMikaela Janes, Health Sciences: Clinical & AppliedMadeline Killian, International RelationsSarah Konopacki, MarketingMadison Peterson, Environmental Science, MathematicsPaige Prien, Psychology, Law, Politics & SocietySoftballKennedy Frank, BiologyGabbie Jonas, Health Sciences: Health Services ManagementNicole Newman, PsychologyMelissa Schlotzhauer, Health Sciences: Clinical & AppliedWomen’s SoccerAlyssa Brand, Finance/MarketingAli Burke, AccountingLinda Fiorito, MarketingElaine Gorom, MathematicsShannon Steurer, MarketingWomen’s Track & Field/Cross CountryVictoria Coombe, NeuroscienceMeghan Kearney, Public RelationsChristina LeMunyon, KinesiologyVolleyballCathryn Cheek, Digital Media ProductionSara Jensen, Graphic DesignGrace Schofield, Public Relations, Advertisinglast_img read more

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DONEGAL TOWN BRING BAND TITLE HOME – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgDonegal Town Mayor Patricia Callaghan and Katlyn DuffyThe Diamond in Donegal Town was once again the scene of euphoric jubilation as the Donegal Town Community Band brought home its second in a row All Ireland title.The reformed band took the No 1 accolade in Derry yesterday at Fleadh Cheoil ne hEireann.Pauric Kennedy, one of the founders of the reformed band paid tribute to the hard work of the children, their parents and guardians. He also empasised the word ‘community’ and to rapturous applause, told the large crowd present”This is your band, you should be proud of it.”And proud they were as band leader Brendan McMonagle, acknowledged the many people previously and curently involved.Donegal Town’s Mayor Patrica Callaghan took up the theme of community and wished the band all the best next year in Sligo for the next Fleadh Cheoil.The reformed St Peter’s National School Band had the honour of leading the band into the Diamond. Many thanks to Paul O’Sullivan for the pictures.Catlyn Duffy with the All Ireland Cup and two of the founding members of the band; Pauric Kennedy and Linda O’Donnell Donegal Town Community Band marching up Quay St Donegal Town last night DONEGAL TOWN BRING BAND TITLE HOME – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: August 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:all-irelandDonegal Town Community BandFleadh Ceoillast_img read more

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49ers place Dekoda Watson on injured reserve

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS — Dekoda Watson went on the 49ers injured-reserve list Saturday, a day before he figured to bolster their special teams and help the pass rush in the season opener against the Vikings.Watson, 30, injured a hamstring in practice Friday.An eighth-year veteran, he’s known best for special teams, and he had six tackles on those units last season.A potential replacement on the roster is Pita Taumoepenu, who went on the practice squad Sunday after getting waived. …last_img