De Ocampo goes to Meralco in three-team trade

first_imgWinning start De Ocampo is averaging 9.1 points on 33 percent shooting from three, 4.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists this conference.Torres and Chua, meanwhile, will fortify TNT’s young frontline which also has youngsters Mo Tautuaa and Troy Rosario and veterans Kelly Williams and Harvey Carey.Torres is averaging 3.8 points and 3.4 rebounds in just 12.6 minutes in his sophomore season with Phoenix, while Chua only netted 3.1 points, 1.9 rebounds in 9.7 minutes with Meralco in his fourth season.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netTNT beat the trade deadline and sent shockwaves on Monday as it dealt forward Ranidel de Ocampo to Meralco in a three-team trade.In a drive to get younger, the KaTropa received Norbert Torres, Justin Chua, and San Miguel’s 2017 first round pick from Phoenix.ADVERTISEMENT Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Break new ground Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ A costly, catty dispute finally settled End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES The Fuel Masters, meanwhile, received Meralco’s 2017 first rounder together with TNT’s 2019 second round pick.The Office of the Commissioner approved the trade on Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogDe Ocampo, 35, has been with the KaTropa since 2008 and helped the franchise win six championships in his tenure there.His entry will be a huge shot in the arm for the Bolts as he reunites with former coach Norman Black. Racela on FEU loss to DLSU: ‘We’re far from Final Four contention’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

SBP hopes brawl won’t affect 2023 Fiba World Cup hosting

first_imgSamahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Al Panlilio hopes the ruckus involving Gilas Pilipinas and the Australian national team won’t imperil the Philippines’ hosting of the 2023 Fiba World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Avery Bradley agrees to 2-year deal with Clippers Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award PLAY LIST 01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal The deplorable fight that happened at Philippine Arena, which will be one of the venues in the 2023 World Cup, quickly gained international attention and drew backlash from the sporting world.READ: SBP apologizes for Gilas-Australia brawlFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Well, I hope not. Honestly, this is a stand-alone incident. We’ve done a lot for FIBA as a federation also. We’ve worked very closely with FIBA all these years,” Panlilio said in a televised interview with ESPN5 on Tuesday.“We’ve worked very hard to win those in 2023. I hope it does not affect that hosting and we will continue to prepare for the hosting.” In December of last year, the three-nation bid involving the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia, won the right to host the 2023 World Cup, besting the joint bid of Argentina and Uruguay.READ: Gilas players say sorry for failing to keep emotions in check, leading to brawlIn a tweet, Fiba said it will look into the incident that had a total of 13 players ejected and a fan hitting Australian player Nathan Sobey with a chair.“Following the incident that occurred in the third quarter of the Philippines-Australia game on Monday in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Asian Qualifiers, FIBA will now open disciplinary proceedings against both teams. The decision(s) will be communicated in the coming days,” Fiba wrote.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Make kite flying a year-round national pastime

first_imgDear Editor,It was sad to read an article in the Kaieteur News stating that some of our local kite flying traditions are dwindling. We must move quickly to stop this.Kite flying has always been an important part of our cultural traditions, but for some reason, people only associate it with the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ or the Messiah Prophet Jesus Christ.While the origin of the local tradition linking kite flying to Easter is unclear to me, I am fully aware that there is no Biblical link between kite flying and the resurrection of Jesus Christ (God bless His soul which is in Heaven).That is why in countries like India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, China, Europe, North America and many Caribbean territories, kite flying is a relaxing national pastime that is not only done at Easter, but throughout the year.Just using the wind to get a kite in the air is great fun and it is even more enjoyable to hear a ‘singing-engine’ kite hum as it soars in the sky, especially handmade ones. Children usually get great satisfaction from building, decorating and flying their own kites, even if they are just ‘pointer’ kites.I am calling on the Guyanese people to try to make kite flying a national pastime. Maybe the Education Ministry’s Department of Culture, Youth and Sport or the Public Health Ministry can promote it as a year-round national activity because kite flying involves moving and exercise and is good for concentration and general relaxation.Furthermore, senior citizens who are ill or immobile can also enjoy flying kites from their wheelchairs. Those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of memory loss can also entertain themselves in this way.Let us keep our kite flying traditions alive. It is a vitally important part of our cultural make-up, even though it is usually only done at Easter time.We must do our very best to make sure that this culture does not disappear. Maybe it would help to promote kite flying year-round and as a tourist attraction on our breezy seawalls.Yours truly,Roshan Khan Srlast_img read more

Private enterprise and the public more corrupt than Government – President Granger

first_imgPresident David Granger, in an effort to exculpate his Government, has said that corruption in Guyana was more rampant outside of Government and as such, the usual anti-corruption critics of his Government should focus more on the Private Sector and non-State organisations, where he believed the scourge was raging.He said the real contributors to corruption were those who committed crimes of tax evasion, smuggling, narcotics trafficking, trafficking in persons and money laundering, none of which really emanate from within Government, but rather, benefit the Private Sector, offshore banks and tax havens.President David Granger“It is my view that corruption in Guyana is most widespread outside of Government,” the President declared on Saturday evening while addressing the launch of former Auditor General Anand Goolsarran’s book “Governance, Transparency and Accountability.”He cautioned Guyanese against believing that corruption was confined to law enforcement agents and public servants, adding that while persons must remain vigilant against the abuse of power by the Government, they must also look at “the abuse of trust by the Private Sector”.Granger said that his Government remained committed to eradicating corruption, but stressed the need for the Private Sector and other non-State players to help fight the scourge.“We also need the support of the Private Sector to remove corruption in the Private Sector among businessmen, among smugglers, traffickers, gun-runners, money launderers so maybe criticising the Government does not ensure the absence of corruption,” Granger said.He added that often critics overlook the real culprits in corruption, such as gold and diamond smugglers, conspirators of importers, exporters of illegal drugs, builders of fuel smuggling vessels, back-trackers and those who dodge National Insurance Scheme and Income Tax payments.The President believes that the practice of good governance, transparency and accountability are more than the antidote for corruption in Government.“They are also a remedy for ridding the disease of corruption in the Private Sector, in professional organisations, in civil society and also in international organisations,” he stated.The Guyanese leader said that while institutions such as the Public Procurement Commission, Integrity Commission and the Public Service Commission would help in the fight against corruption, they would also protect the country from being relegated to a rogue state.Granger said he was interested in good governance, accountability and transparency, effective government policy, a regulatory framework, political stability and a representative democracy.He said corruption weakened enforcement of the law, democratic values, accountability, transparency, public trust in governance and institutions of government.Despite these assertions by the Head of State, his one-year-old Government has already had its fair share of corruption allegations levelled against it, including from the United States Department of State.In April 2016, the US Department of State said that corruption continued to be among the leading human rights problems facing Guyana.“There remained a widespread public perception of corruption involving officials at all levels, including the Police and the judiciary,” the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2015, released by the Department, said.It noted, however, that the Government responded to the report, but did not elaborate.The report also stated that while the law required public officials to declare their assets to the Integrity Commission, the Commission has not been constituted.It added that the law set out both criminal and administrative sanctions for nondisclosure to the Commission by public officials, but, no such publication or convictions occurred during the year.Closer to home, local anti-corruption body, Transparency Institute (Guyana) Inc (TIGI) went on public record as criticising the Administration, citing Junior Minister of Natural Resources, Simona Broomes for conflict of interest.Broomes was accused of conflict of interest because of her significant mining interests, while having ministerial oversight of the mining sector.She has since denied any wrongdoing.last_img read more

Huskies win over Coaldale Copperheads at Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships

first_imgWETASKIWIN, AB. – The Fort St. John Huskies took on the Coaldale Copperheads in their second game of the 2019 Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships.In the first period, the Huskies managed to take an early lead of 2-1 over Coaldale, with goals by Joel Bourgeois and Jared Loewen.By the end of the second period, the Huskies were able to maintain the lead 4-1 with goals by Alex Nimmo and Dean Whitcomb.- Advertisement -In the end, the Huskies would win this game 4-2 over the Copperheads.Up next, the Huskies will be taking on the Wetaskiwin Icemen in the third game of the Championships. Puck drop is 11:00 a.m. MST.The full Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships schedule can be found on the Championships’ website.Advertisementlast_img read more

Griffey was hurt playing with kids

first_imgAfter 21 years in the Yankees’ organization, including 16 with the major-league team, Williams feels burned and doesn’t think he should have to earn a job. His agent, Scott Boras, said Saturday that Williams hasn’t shown any desire to do that or to play for another team. “I think he’s hurt. I don’t think there’s any question,” Torre said. “He’s a very proud individual. I know there are a lot of players in this clubhouse who certainly feel for Bernie. But, again, unfortunately, it’s the nature of the game a lot of times.” Here comes Barry: The Barry Bonds buzz has begun, along with a whole lot of questions: What time will he arrive at spring training? Or will he even show at all today when the San Francisco Giants’ position players are to report? When will he speak? Is he in as good shape as he says after a winter of intense workouts at UCLA? The hype surrounding the 42-year-old slugger – who has been in Las Vegas for NBA All-Star Game festivities – will start in earnest the second his vehicle pulls up at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Stadium. His first workout with the entire team is scheduled for Tuesday, so he doesn’t have to show at the ballpark until then. He wasn’t even expected to get to the desert until later today. “It’ll be interesting,” pitcher Matt Cain said. “He’s always fun. He brings excitement to the team. He’s got a goofy comment here and there, but it’s fun to watch.” Last season, the seven-time National League MVP moved past Babe Ruth for second place on the career home run list amid further allegations of steroid use. It could be even more crazy this season considering he is 22 homers from passing Hank Aaron’s career record of 755 and reportedly failed an amphetamines test last year. What’s more, he still is being investigated by a federal grand jury trying to determine whether he perjured himself when he testified in 2003 in the BALCO steroid-distribution case that he hadn’t knowingly taken performance-enhancing drugs. Reds’ reliever still bothered by shoulder: Reliever Gary Majewski’s right shoulder was still a concern when Cincinnati opened spring training Sunday, forcing him to go easy in some drills. Reds manager Jerry Narron said Majewski won’t be allowed to throw off a mound for about a week. “Anytime someone’s not starting the first day, there’s always going to be concern,” Narron said. “But we’ll see where he is. From my understanding, he should be ready pretty quick.” Belliard signs with Nationals: Second baseman Ronnie Belliard agreed to a non-guaranteed, minor-league contract with Washington that will pay him $750,000 if he makes the team. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It was nothing that could violate my contract,” he said Friday after reporting early for training camp in Sarasota, Fla. “It was Dad being Dad.” Griffey said the hand feels fine and he expects to be ready to go for spring training. Ken Griffey Jr. is finally saying what broke his throwing hand – wrestling with his kids. The Cincinnati Reds’ center fielder said he was wrestling with his daughter and two younger sons on his yacht in the Bahamas this past December when the oldest jumped in and knocked him off balance. He landed awkwardly on his left hand. center_img The 37-year-old Griffey had been silent about the cause of the offseason injury, not giving interviews or allowing the Reds to announce the cause. Many theories surfaced, including a motorcycle accident – but Griffey said his 2003 model has just 57miles on it because he hasn’t ridden it in three years. The Reds had reported the accident happened at home, and Griffey said Friday he lives on his yacht in the offseason. Bye, bye Bernie? Bernie Williams wants a guarantee, not a maybe, so it appears he won’t be with the New York Yankees when position players start workouts Tuesday in Tampa, Fla. Manager Joe Torre planned to call Williams again. But catcher Jorge Posada thinks Williams can’t be persuaded to accept a minor-league contract. “I called him and he hasn’t returned my call,” Posada said Sunday. “That just tells me something negative. That just tells me he won’t be here.” last_img read more

La Mirada takes on Sunny Hills

first_img“We know they are fast and have good skills,” La Habra coach Joel Carlisle said. “If our defense can keep up with them, speed-wise we can control the game and have a chance.” The La Habra boys team (26-5-1), led by Edgar Bran and Greg Francis, travels to Santa Ana to face Century (21-6-1) in a Division III semifinal at 3. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3061 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “But we believe they are certainly beatable, especially if we play our game.” And the Matadores’ game is defense. La Mirada has posted 11 shutouts since early January. The Matadores, who have been led by Natalia Ledezma, Lauren Cope and Kerry Klunder in recent outings, are coming off a 3-2 win over Chadwick. “When the girls show up, we’re a tough team to play,” Guerra said. “I think we can play against anyone in Division III.” La Habra (18-5-3) also will be looking to advance to the Division III girls championship game. The Highlanders travel to Bellflower to face Suburban League champion Mayfair (24-4-2) at 3:15. The Highlanders are led by Carly Clements (six goals in three playoff games), Laura Cole and Taylor Colacion. Colacion scored the game-winner in an overtime win over King in the quarterfinals. The host Lancers (23-1-5) are led by forward Tonya Taylor and have a 16-game unbeaten streak. “Their record says a lot,” said La Mirada coach Dennis Guerra, whose Matadores (18-9-2) are 11-1-1 in the past 13 games. “They are a very good team and have beaten some very good teams. center_img For the La Mirada High School girls soccer team, it’s not about the competition but the Matadores’ attitude. That could be especially true today when La Mirada continues its quest for a CIF-Southern Section title when it travels to Fullerton to face top-seeded Sunny Hills for a Division III semifinal at 3 p.m. last_img read more

Migne wants a ‘sea of red’ in Ghana clash

first_img“In Egypt when I was with Congo, we played for the World Cup qualification and the whole stadium was full in red color. It will be interesting to see all the fans in red, even if it is 30,000 but in Kasarani we can have more. I want to see everyone in red color on Saturday,” the tactician said as he rallied fans to come in behind the team.Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has printed 45,000 tickets for the tie and interestingly, none was available in advance with all the tickets being sold on match day.But, Migne has urged fans to give them a push in a match he says will be tough and will need all available motivation to ensure they pick maximum points.Ghanaian players in training at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on September 7, 2018 ahead of their 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifier against Kenya’s Harambee Stars. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“I know Ghana is a huge opponent and it is one of the best five teams in Africa. I saw their last games against Iceland and Japan and it will require a huge performance for us to win against them on Saturday, but we need the fans behind us,” the French tactician said.The tactician has hinted that he will not be sitting back against the Ghanaians, saying he will field an attacking team for the game, going for goals and a possible win.“My philosophy is to try to win first. We need to play like a team, as a unit. I don’t want to pack a bus infront of my box. Sometimes it can happen but my philosophy is to try to be opportunistic and show something interesting on the pitch,” the tactician said.This will be the first real test for the tactician since his appointment, a first competitive match in his tenure. He has been in charge of six matches, two friendly games and the three matches he played at the Four-Nation invitational tournament in India.Harambee stars Head Coach Sebastien Migne shares words with deputy captain David Owino during a training session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies on September 5, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaHe lost his first game in charge, 1-0 against Swaziland in a friendly with local based players at home before winning against Equatorial Guinea. In the India tournament, the tactician won 2-1 against New Zealand and 4-0 against Chinese Taipei.Their two losses came from the hands of India, losing 3-0 and 2-0.Migne says he is not under pressure ahead of his first match in charge.“I am not nervous. Why should I be? This is my job and I am used to it. Maybe there’s small pressure because it is a crucial game but I like the pressure. I am sure my players will give their best on the pitch,” said Migne.The tactician has a headache as far as putting out a competitive squad is concerned. Brian Mandela and Ayub Timbe are suspended, skipper Victor Wanyama is out with fitness issues, Paul Were is injured and now, defender David Owino might miss the tie with a hamstring injury.“I am confident that I have a strong team and everyone is ready. I have only three days with the whole squad, it is not enough time but at least I know the players,” the coach opined.Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne shouts instructions to players during a training session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies on May 24, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe has insisted that his long term plan is on the 2021 AFCON and has said he should not be crucified basing on this AFCON qualification campaign as he needs more time to build a strong team.He has also insisted that as far as the 2019 qualification campaign is concerned, the two home and away games against Ethiopia in October will be the most crucial.“Ghana, yes, it will be important, but for me, the most important is Ethiopia. If we can win the two games against them, then we play a Cup final against Sierra Leone at home. If we get points against Ghana it will be good but it will be tough,”“We know that Ghana is better than Kenya, we can’t lie about that. But in one game, we can do something. In football, everything is possible,” Migne opined.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne gestures during a training session at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies on September 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 7- Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne has urged fans to turn out in large numbers at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on Saturday when they take on Ghana’s Black Stars in a 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier.The tactician wants the 60,000-seater stadium to buzz in deafening crescendo and fans flood the stadium to shout their voices hoarse as Stars look to put their 2019 AFCON qualifying campaign back on track.last_img read more


first_imgA 100 year old Christmas ‘box’ has been donated to a museum for safe-keeping.The gift, which contains a Christmas card and even some tobacco, was given to a Donegal soldier by Britain’s Princess Mary in 1914.Now the family of Lieutenant Corporal Andrew Alexander Andrews from Dunfanaghy have donated their unique brass-boxed gift to the Donegal County Museum in Letterkenny. The gift box, which survived two world wars, also contains a picture of Princess Mary.Curator of Donegal County Museum Caroline Carr said the gift is a rare find.“The fact that it is in such good condition and contains all the gifts including the card, the picture of Princess Mary and especially the tobacco, makes it very special.“I don’t think there are to many of them in such complete condition about,” she said. The gift box was one of thousands of boxes sent to soldiers as part of a ‘Sailors and Soldiers Christmas Fund.’Princess Mary, the 17 year old daughter of King George V and Queen Mary, had wanted to send a gift to everyone wearing the King’s uniform serving overseas on Christmas Day, 1914.More than £200,000 was raised by the public to send the gifts to more than 350,000 service people in time for Christmas Day.Those who didn’t smoke and boys received a pencil and a packet of sweets instead while nurses were given bars of chocolate.The brass box measures 13cms by 8cms and was made so it could fit in soldier’s pockets. The Christmas card sent by Princess Mary contained the poignant message ‘Merry Christmas and a Victorious New Year.’“Little did they know that they would be in store for them during the years that followed,” said curator Ms Carr.Lieutenant Corporal Andrews received his gift but was seriously wounded on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on July 1st, 1916.He was not rescued until two days later until July 3rd when he managed to crawl towards the Allied lines. REVEALED: THE 100-YEAR-OLD CHRISTMAS BOX GIVEN BY PRINCESS TO DONEGAL SOLDIER was last modified: December 17th, 2011 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


first_imgRAPHOE LOCAL NOTESWeek ending Friday 25th May 2012ANTENATAL CLASSES Antenatal Classes –Raphoe Family Resource CentreTuesday 5th June -2.30pm -4.40pmWednesday 6th June – Labour Ward Tour -2.30pm -4.30pmTuesday 12th June -2.30pm -4.30pm Wednesday 13th June -Physiotherapist -2.30pm -4.30pmTuesday 19th June -2.30pm -4.30pmEnquiries: Rose Lynch, Public Health Nurse, Raphoe: 074 91 45108TEA DANCESThe Family Resource Centre has been contacted by a number of people regarding the running of morning time tea dances as a social outlet. Therefore, the Centre would like to hear if there is sufficient interest for such a pursuit. We would also like to hear from anyone willing to help out, provide suitable live music or donate/loan CDs or records. If there is enough interest it is likely that the tea dances will start in early June and on a Thursday morning from 11am-1pm. For further information and to register your interest please contact the Family Resource Centre on 074 9145796. ASISTFor each of the past 3 years the Family Resource Centre has hosted the ASIST Suicide Awareness Training and again in 2012 we are proposing to host the training. The training which is for 2 full days is for parents, caregivers, youth workers, volunteers, teachers, sport coaches and anyone living or working in the community who wish to feel more competent, confident and comfortable in reducing the risk of suicide. The ASIST training is planned for Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th June. For further information or to book a place, please contact 0749145796.Safe TALK TrainingThe Family Resource Centre is proposing to host the safe TALK training programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. These specific skills are called ‘suicide alertness’. The half-day training is suitable for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide and is prepared to become ‘suicide alert’. For further information or to book a place on the training programme please contact 0749145796.WEEKLY EMPLOYMENT LISTRaphoe Family Resource Centre receives an updated weekly employment list and if you are interested in receiving this list please contact 074 9145796 or call into the Centre for more details.COUNSELLING SERVICESRaphoe Family Resource Centre offers a free and confidential weekly counselling service to the general public. This person-centred service is for those experiencing Bereavement/Loss, Separation, Abuse, Mental Health Difficulties and issues around sexuality. The service operates on an appointment basis only.Please contact 086 3601718 after 7.00 p.m.RAPHOE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMMESTuesday: 3rd & 4th class 3.00-4.00pm5th & 6th class 4.00-5.00pmWednesday: Junior & Senior Infants 2.00-3.00pm1st & 2nd class 3.00-4.15pmYouth Café 1st -3rd Year 7.15-9.00pmThursday: Junior & Senior Infants 2.00-3.00pm1st & 2nd class 3.00-4.15pmYouth Café Transition, 4th & 5th Year 7.00-9.00pmRegistration forms are available at the Family Resource Centre for all the above activities/programmes.LITTLE SMILES WITH BIG DREAMSLittle Smiles with Big Dreams is a friendly baby and toddler group situated in Raphoe Family Resource Centre. We are open every Wednesday morning from10.30 – 12 noon. Little Smiles with Big Dreams is a group that focus on fun for the kids and the opportunity for parents, grandparents and extended family to have discussions with other adults. It is a great way to introduce your child to a social environment while you can discuss parenting tips with others. There is no charge but your kiddies will enjoy playing with all our lovely toys, having messy play, singing and dancing and a light lunch is provided.RAPHOE TIDY TOWNS NEWS:The Application for Raphoe in the National Tidy Towns Competition has now been sent off to the department for this year. Judging is usually during June, July & August. Thank you to everyone in the community for all your help to date. Our entire community of Raphoe is doing well receiving 293 points and a bronze medal award last year. If you wish to put out flower boxes, hanging baskets this year it will be a great help also. Thank you from the Committee, Supervisor & Staff RTT Ltd.Results will be announced in September. Thanks.ST EUNAN’S CATHOLIC PARISH RAPHOEThe Annual Blessing of Graves will take place this year after the 7.30pm Vigil Mass on Saturday evening the 2nd of June 2012. Holy Mass will be available on the internet on that evening for those unable to attend or anyone living overseas. The address is then click webcam. If required now is also a good time to prepare and consider tidying up your family plots. Please dispose of all weeds, stones, wreaths and old flowers in a responsible manner. Thank You.St Eunan’s Catholic Parish events to mark the Eucharistic Congress 2012We are having a Corpus Christi Procession here in our Parish on Sunday 10th of June starting at the Chapel at 3pm going to the Diamond where there will be blessings at the junction with Irish Street, Friel’s Corner and the top of the Glen. Then there will be Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in the centre of the Diamond before returning to the Chapel for the concluding ceremony. People are encouraged to put out little covered tables along the way suitably prepared in honour of the Blessed Sacrament. Everyone is encouraged and invited to attend, as this marks the beginning of the Eucharistic Congress in Dublin. During the week there will be adoration of the most Blessed Sacrament each day in the Church for set times. On Friday 15th June Holy Mass will be celebrated at 7.30pm with the anointing of the sick. May this bring many blessings to our Parish.ARMY RETIREMENTCongratulations to Sergeant Brian Gallagher Tullyvinney Raphoe on your recent retirement from the 28th Infantry battalion of the Irish Army. Brian along with family and friends celebrated his retirement at a special function held in finner camp on Friday 18th May. During his long term of over 40 years service in the Army Brian received the good conduct medal a very honourable military award and a reflection of Brian’s dedication loyalty and integrity as a serving member of our defence forces. Brian’s family and everyone in attendance at the function were so proud of this Raphoe man who spoke so well of his service over the years with the Army which was very moving and a real testimony of a man who loved his job; loved his family and loved his country very much.Best wishes for a very long healthy and happy retirement Brian. God Bless.RUNNING GROUPA new running group is starting in Raphoe every Monday, meeting at Royal and Prior school car park at 7 pm.This group is suitable for beginners and intermediate runners. €3 per person per session. For more information contact Gerard mc Granaghan at 0862117980.BOXERCISEMixed Boxercise Fitness Class in the Cathedral Hall, Raphoe. Thursday6-7pm. Suitable for all fitness levels and age groups (16+). Female Instructor. Excellent all over body workout, which burns between 400-900 calories in one hr session? For more information contact 086 3238437.SELF MANAGEMENT COURSEHSE are providing a self management course for people with long term conditions and Carers of people with long term conditions that promote self care. Self care means looking after yourself and your general health so that you can manage your life and not just your condition. The course is free of charge and is run over six weekly sessions, each lasting 2 ½ hours. Courses are being provided across the county. If you would like some more information on this course or would like to book a place on a course, you can contact the HSE Consumer Services Department on 9189016 or email All enquiries are welcome.OAKFIELD PARKThe gardens at Oakfield Park are now open for the summer. As always the trains will be running every weekend. The gardens are open from 12 – 6pm, Wednesdays to Sundays. Come along with the family & friends and bring a picnic. Maybe you’ll meet our new Black Swans on the lower lake! See the website, find us on facebook or call our enquiry number 9173068 for more info.RAPHOE FRIDAY SENIORS CLUB:Raphoe Friday Seniors Club meets every Friday in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am until 1pm. Come along and enjoy the tea and craic. New members welcome. For further information please call the Volt House on 9173966 or just call in any Friday. You will be very welcome.GLENMAQUIN NATIONAL SCHOOLIt’s still not too late to enroll at Glenmaquin NS!We are a 2 teacher school with one part-time Teaching Assistant and one part-time Learning Support Teacher. We are located conveniently to Raphoe, Convoy (3.5miles) and Letterkenny.As we are a small school, all our children get great individual attention alongside the ability to take advantage of lots of trips, e.g. theatre, workshops, libraries, cooking, gardening, crafts and lots more! These trips are all funded through the schools various fundraising activities e.g. Christmas Bazaar.Please call into the school for a brochure or call 074 9147599 to arrange a visit with Debbie Browne our Principal or Sandra Curran Deputy Principal. We are very much a community based school and welcome children of all faiths or none.RAPHOE PEOPLE NEWSLETTERCommunity News or Items of Interest for the “Raphoe People” may be emailed to Harriet at or to Lisa at Thank You.Please note that all notes should be placed in the box provided in Raphoe Post Office by a Thursday before 4.00 p.m. or alternatively can be dropped into Raphoe Family Resource Centre or e-mailed to every Thursday to meet the print deadline.LOCAL NEWS: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: May 25th, 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:Raphoe Community noteslast_img read more