Ex Sports Writer, Others Challenged to Shepherd the Flock

first_imgPastor Emmanuel F. Bimba, overseer of the Abide in the Vine Disciples Church International, told 15 new leaders of the New Life Christian Fellowship International yesterday to guide the flock and not to scatter them.They included former sports writer, Sargbe E. Byrd, who is also chairman of his Thinker Village Community. With smiles on their faces, the 15, including 9 women, told the congregation at the church’s edifice in Thinkers Village to perform their duties with the Holy Spirit as their guide.To a question as to whether they were compelled to accept the position, each of the fifteen answered, “I was not forced,” and indicated that they are willing to work for the church.Pastor Bimba, quoting part of Nehemiah 2: 15-20, told the congregation that selflessness and consultation with were part of what could make their leadership grow the church.“You must remember that you have two responsibilities,” Pastor Bimba told them, “one is your service to the Lord and the second is your role as a Sheppard of the congregation.” He urged them to avoid backbiting and be aware that whatever issue that would come up should be handled collectively.He told the new leaders to let the word of God shine in their lives, particularly as they deal with each other both at the church at outside the church.He also urged the church’s pastor, Prince Williams to always remember to work with his congregation, knowing that the work is for the Lord.The new officers are Tee Aloysius Kou, Sagbe E. Byrd, Daniel O. Daris, Ma Ruth, Forkpa T. Wonlyou, Frederick S. C. Nyemah and Lovetee N. Kai.The rest are Adolphus K. Vakor, Victoria M. Poweh, Mama David, James T. Kolubah Jr., Esther M. T. Tarr, Alpha J. Young, Daris Myers and Bro. Mark.Sagbe E. Byrd formerly worked for Sports Life newspaper, and traveled to several African countries. He was also a founding member of the Sports Writers Association of Liberia, SWAL.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Weah’s Tuition-free College Pronouncement Not Sustainable’, Says ALJA

first_imgALJA President, Moses SandyThe Association of Liberian Journalists in the Americas (ALJA) has criticized President George Weah’s recent decision making public universities and colleges tuition-free for all undergraduate students.ALJA says while it welcomes President George Weah’s manifest interest in the education of the country’s youths, it is urging the administration to quickly identify the source of funding for the recently announced tuition-free policy for undergraduate students across public universities and colleges.The Association said in a press release issued on Monday, November 5, that in these dire economic times, the President has a responsibility to clearly articulate the financial implications and long-term sustainability of a policy that affects thousands of undergraduate students in the country.In the absence of this, ALJA said the President’s pronouncement should be considered a political gimmick.But after President Weah’s declaration, acting Minister of Education, Latim Da-Thong, clarified that President Weah’s pronouncement of tuition-free for undergraduate students at public tertiary institutions does not cover fees for registration, ID card, handbooks, among other expenses.The ALJA said the pronouncement appeared to be spontaneous and meant to garner political support for the President and the CDC led government among the disadvantaged student populace of Liberia.ALJA said the October 24, 2018 pronouncement was an off-the-cuff action because it is not sustainable. ALJA said it opposes the pronouncement because the President and his political advisors failed to factor in the costs associated with undergraduate education in today’s Liberia.The Association noted that Mr. Weah’s tuition-free announcement sounds plausible, but neither he nor the government has the monetary and logistical support for the realization of the policy.ALJA wondered how the President and the CDC administration will fund such an undertaking after he, on January 22, 2018, while delivering his first legislative agenda to members of the 54th Legislature, declared publicly that the Liberian economy and, by extension, the government, are broken.Then ALJA recalled that the President declared, “this is plain to see, for we are all affected by it: our economy is broken, our government is broke, our currency is in free-fall, inflation is rising and unemployment is at an unprecedented high, and our foreign reserve is at an all-time low.”In the midst of the reported financial crisis, ALJA said it is preposterous for President Weah and the government to initiate an undergraduate tuition-free policy. Also, the Association further noted it is paradoxical for the President and the CDC administration to herald a tuition-free policy for undergraduate students at public universities while underfunding public education in the country.ALJA maintained that of the more than US$570 million approved in the national budget for the 2018/2019 fiscal year, the Liberian government allocated a little over US$85 million dollars for public education, adding that more than US$51 million of the money apportioned covers salaries while nearly US$11 million go towards goods and services.The Association noted that as a result of the Liberian government’s lukewarm support to public education, most public institutions of learning in Liberia, including the University of Liberia and Tubman University, are in financial woes.ALJA said in the wake of the prevailing situation, most public schools, colleges, and universities remain understaffed, ill-equipped and inefficient in meeting the educational needs of students and the country as a whole. The Association said to keep afloat, most public universities and colleges, including the University of Liberia, rely heavily on the minimum tuition and fees they generate from students for operational costs.Meanwhile, ALJA says while it is not opposed in principle to the idea of ameliorating some of the costs associated with undergraduate education in the country, the Liberian government has consistently demonstrated an inability to be financially prudent, which makes the President’s policy difficult, if not impossible to achieve.The Association said unless President Weah’s ill-advised announcement is given a sober reflection, it has the propensity of further eroding learning at public universities in Liberia.It emphasized that the funding of public education in Liberia goes beyond political ploys aimed at gaining popularity at the expense of the poor. “It requires sustained efforts, planning, resources, and political will,” ALJA noted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GECOM Chairman discharged from hospital – PRO

first_imgChairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), retired Justice James Patterson, was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at a private city hospital, but has been discharged. This is according to GECOM Public Relations Officer Yolanda Warde, who on Saturday said Patterson is resting at home, where he is being monitored by doctors.“The Chairman is unwell…as far as I know, he was discharged and was being monitored by his doctors from home,” Warde told this publication.Peoples’ Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) GECOM Commissioner Sase Gunraj told this publication on Saturday that, over the past weeks, all meetings at GECOM were cancelled. He said the next scheduled meeting is in January 2019.“We received a letter saying that the next meeting would be on the second Tuesday in January, which is the 8th January,” Gunraj said.He posited that there is “a lot of work to be done” judging from the fact that Regional and General Elections are due in 2020.Patterson was, in October 2017, appointed GECOM Chairman by President David Granger. Immediately thereafter, PPP Executive Secretary Zulfikar Mustapha had filed an injunction that sought to have the court rescind the unilateral appointment.However, after several months of engaging the High Court, the Chief Justice had, on June 8, 2018, ruled that the Constitution of Guyana allows for the President to unilaterally appoint someone to fill the position of GECOM Chair.The Opposition had also argued that the chairman was unqualified for the post, and had petitioned the court to order the President to choose a person from the 18 names submitted by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo prior to Patterson’s appointment.However, the Chief Justice, in her ruling, stated that there is nothing before the court to support a finding that the President had acted unlawfully or irrationally in resorting to the proviso to Art 161(2); and there is nothing to rebut the presumption that Justice Patterson is qualified to be appointed to the post of Chairman of GECOM.According to the Chief Justice, the Opposition did not produce evidence to support the contention that Patterson was unqualified for the position. However, she did outline in her ruling that the President should have given reasons for his rejection of the 18 nominees submitted by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo in three separate lists, all of whom were rejected.Attorney Anil Nandlall, on behalf of his client, appealed the decision, contending that the learned Chief Justice had misconstrued and misinterpreted the role of the Leader of the Opposition in Article 161 (2) of the Constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, and as such, he was asking the court to overturn the High Court ruling.However, the Court of Appeal upheld the Chief Justice’s ruling. An appeal has since been filed in the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).last_img read more

Technology, retirement end TV store’s run

first_imgFrom his TV shop on Gaffey Street, Tony Pirozzi has witnessed firsthand the advances of technology over the past four decades.He’s watched as televisions evolved from using tubes to transistors to integrated circuits and before that, he dealt in radios when they were popular. In the 1980s he began selling only televisions at Tony’s TV, then went into repairs. “I saw every change that was possible,” Pirozzi said.Now, 42 years after he started, Tony’s TV is dark. Pirozzi has decided to close his electronics store and retire, hoping to get back to two of his other passions, traveling and soccer. “When you came into my store it was not just a TV shop,” he said.Customers, who were mostly residents from San Pedro or around the South Bay, were sad to see the shop close, but Pirozzi knew it was time to retire. “It’s a little bit hard for me not to go down to my place of business anymore,” he said. “I have a lot of free time now.” Pirozzi is looking forward to using that free time to travel and get involved with soccer.“Soccer is my passion,” Pirozzi said. “I used to play as a kid in Italy. When I came here, I missed it so much.”He came to the United States in 1956 from the Italian island of Ischia, the home of many other San Pedro immigrants.He’s hoping to travel to Italy with his wife of 46 years, Filomena, and the rest of their family.Much of his involvement in the community has revolved around soccer. Starting in 1958 and lasting 47 years, Pirozzi had a weekly radio program on which he discussed Italian soccer. He ended the show when the Internet made sports news more readily available.He also had a local television show and wrote soccer articles for an Italian newspaper in Los Angeles. In the 1960s and ’70s he managed soccer teams in the area and became a member of the Greater Los Angeles Soccer League in the 1980s. Pirozzi also played a large role in organizing local concerts featuring well-known Italian singers.“I’m going to get back to that,” he said. rachel.jones@dailybreeze.com160Want 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 MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champPirozzi, who turns 70 this month, opened the store in 1965.“I was doing radio and TV in the beginning,” he said, “then radio disappeared.” Part of the reason Pirozzi said he decided to get out of the TV repair business is that the merchandise is not what it used to be. “It got so hard for me to do a good job with customers,” he said, noting that parts were not available for many repairs. “Today everything that they make is all throwaway merchandise.”The store, at 12th and Gaffey, had a unique flair, thanks to the postcards and flags that covered the walls. last_img read more

Cap’s hat trick does in Ducks

first_imgHis hands outstretched, rookie sensation Alex Ovechkin fell to the near boards after slipping the puck past Ducks goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere late in the second period. Replays showed that he merely lost an edge and fell forward. But to the naked eye it looked like the 20-year-old Russian winger was doing his best Superman impression. And why not? His efforts resulted in three goals his first career NHL hat trick that led the Washington Capitals past Anaheim 3-2 in overtime Friday night at the Arrowhead Pond. The Ducks were stymied in the first period by Caps backup Brent Johnson, an unorthodox goalie who has been fairly pedestrian this season. He halted rookie winger Corey Perry, who played his second game since being recalled, with two spectacular saves. In between, Johnson slid across and kicked away what looked to be a sure goal off the stick of Moen. “Maybe we tried to make plays that were too cute,” Ducks defenseman Scott Niedermayer said between periods. Johnson, making his first start since Dec. 28 in place of a resting Olie Kolzig, returned to his mediocre form in the second about a minute after Washington took the first lead of the game on Ovechkin’s first tally. Joffrey Lupul skated in from the blue line and sent a shot from the top of the far faceoff circle that was headed wide of the Caps net before Johnson reached out. The puck glanced off Johnson’s glove and deflected into the net for Lupul’s first goal since Jan. 1. MIGHTY DUCKS NOTES: With half the season to play, Ovechkin is two goals from surpassing Bob Carpenter (1981-82) in goals scored by a Washington rookie. His 55 points is 12 shy of the all-time team rookie mark, which is also held by Carpenter. … Forward Rob Niedermayer missed his fourth game since suffering a concussion on Jan. 1 against Nashville. He’s expected to resume off-ice workouts as soon as this weekend and could return to practice as early as next week. Ovechkin’s second goal in which he fought off Ruslan Salei in front of the Anaheim net and fired in a tough-angled goal for No. 29 on the season gave the Caps a 2-1 lead with eight minutes remaining in the second. Travis Moen, an offseason acquisition from the Blackhawks, pulled the Ducks even with 2:16 left in the second. He took a lead pass from defenseman Keith Carney, skated to the middle of the near faceoff circle and fired the puck just under the crossbar. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Hurricanes 5, Predators 4, OT: Frantisek Kaberle scored on a penalty shot midway through overtime to lead Carolina past visiting Nashville in overtime. Kaberle was awarded the chance when Scott Hartnell who was trying to stop a rush up ice by Carolina threw his stick along the ice to slow Kaberle as he skated in for a breakaway against Tomas Vokoun. Kaberle didn’t get off a shot then, but took advantage right after. Kaberle hesitated as he took the puck to the left side and flipped it by Vokoun at 2:31 of the extra period. Rod Brind’Amour scored two goals for the Hurricanes, who won their sixth game in a row. Andrew Hutchinson and Erik Cole also scored for Carolina, and Cory Stillman had three assists. Martin Erat scored a pair of third-period goals for the Predators. Devils 3, Canucks 0 : Martin Brodeur made 26 saves for his second consecutive shutout, leading New Jersey to a victory over visiting Vancouver. Brian Gionta scored two power-play goals in the third period and Viktor Kozlov also scored for the Devils, who won their fifth game in a row. Brodeur earned his 78th career shutout and third in five games. Thrashers 2, Blues 0 : Kari Lehtonen made 37 saves and Atlanta beat visiting St. Louis for its fourth consecutive victory, tying a franchise record. Lehtonen picked up his first shutout this season and the second of his career. Patrik Stefan gave Atlanta a 1-0 lead that stood up from the first period until the third when Ilya Kovalchuk scored his NHL-leading 34th goal with 5:39 left on a power play. Lightning 4, Blue Jackets 2 : Martin St. Louis had a goal and an assist to lead Tampa Bay past visiting Columbus. Tim Taylor, Ruslan Fedotenko and Vincent Lecavalier also scored for Tampa Bay. The victory was coach John Tortorella’s 143rd with the Lightning, which moved him past Terry Crisp for most in franchise history. David Vyborny and Nikolai Zherdev scored for the Blue Jackets. Blackhawks 4, Penguins 1 : Andy Hilbert scored two goals, and rookie Adam Munro stopped 28 shots as Chicago defeated visiting Pittsburgh. Hilbert recorded his first multiple-goal game in the NHL. :Roundup of other games from AP. 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

Inhaled insulin version OK’d

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – The first inhalable version of insulin won federal approval Friday, giving millions of adult diabetics an alternative to some of the injections they now endure. The Food and Drug Administration said the Pfizer Inc. insulin, to be marketed as Exubera, is the first new way of delivering insulin since the discovery of the hormone in the 1920s. Pfizer jointly developed the drug and dispenser with Sanofi-Aventis and Nektar Therapeutics. It should be available to patients by midyear, Pfizer said. Use of rapid-acting inhaled insulin will not replace the need to inject the hormone occasionally, according to the FDA. And diabetics will have to continue pricking their fingers to test blood sugar levels. The American Diabetes Association estimated that nearly 21 million people in the United States have diabetes. About 5 million need insulin injections. Analysts said the inhaled insulin could eventually become a $1 billion-a-year seller for Pfizer, which recently agreed to pay Sanofi-Aventis $1.3 billion to obtain full worldwide rights to the drug for use by both type 1 and 2 adult diabetics. “It is our hope that the availability of inhaled insulin will offer patients more options to better control their blood sugars,” said Dr. Steven Galson, director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. The European Commission approved Exubera for use on adults Thursday. In clinical trials, Exubera managed blood sugar levels just as well as injected insulin, but an independent FDA panel in September stressed that use of inhaled insulin will not mean diabetics can toss out the needles, pens or pumps used to inject the hormone. Inhalable insulin is a welcome advance, said Dr. Nathaniel Clark, the national vice president for clinical affairs for the American Diabetes Association. But he added that needles still will allow a patient to better control dosage. Dr. Robert Meyer, who oversees the FDA’s Division of Metabolic and Endocrine Drugs, said, “We feel like this has been established as a reliable dosage form.” The FDA review panel expressed concern about the bulkiness of the dispenser and about some patients who experienced coughing or a slight decrease in lung capacity when using the drug. Pfizer will study the long-term effects of Exubera on the lungs, as well as its safety and effectiveness in patients with lung disease. Diabetics with either type of the disease could use the rapid-acting inhaled insulin before or after meals to manage their blood sugar levels. However, the drug would not replace the longer-acting insulin injections that some diabetics, particularly those with Type 1 diabetes, need to take in the morning or before bed. Elise Rayner, of Colorado Springs, Colo., said she declined to participate in a clinical trial of inhaled insulin. “My reaction was, I have excellent control of my blood sugars right now and I just don’t have any interest in messing with a good thing,” said Rayner, 33, who’s used both insulin injections and the pump for her Type 1 diabetes. Most diabetics have type 2, a condition linked to obesity that occurs when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it makes. In some cases, the disease can be managed with pills when matched with a diet, exercise and weight-management plan. Pfizer believes Exubera will encourage diabetics who are squeamish about needles to take the insulin. About 15 percent of diagnosed diabetics do not take the insulin or pills they should, the American Diabetes Association estimates. Better control of blood sugar levels allows diabetics to ward off serious complications, including diseases of the eye, kidneys and nerves. The latter can lead to ulcers and infections in the legs and feet and, in some cases, amputations. The Exubera device is about the size of an eyeglass case. It delivers insulin, as a dry powder packaged in 1- or 3-milligram inhalable capsules, to the lungs through the mouth, according to Pfizer. Diabetics with asthma, poorly controlled or unstable lung disease, or who smoke or recently quit, shouldn’t use Exubera, the FDA said. And patients should have their lungs checked before using the drug, as well as at six- to 12-month intervals after that. “It’s not going to be an overnight sensation,” said Dr. Robert Goldstein, chief scientific officer for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International. “My concern is that people will assume they are now free of insulin shots.” Deutsche Bank analyst Barbara Ryan said she expects a daily supply of Exubera will cost about $4 to $5. Treatment with injected insulin costs $1 to $1.50, she said.last_img read more

DONEGAL’S NEW REGIONAL SCIENCE PARK ON COURSE TO OPEN IN JUNE

first_imgGuests on the roof of the new North West Science Park at LYIT in Letterkenny. Pic Donegal Daily.The new North West Regional Science Park in Letterkenny is on course to open in June this year.The 20,000 sq ft extension to the Letterkenny Institute of Technology’s CoLab facility has the capacity to bring hundreds of new jobs to Donegal.Guest were yesterday given a sneak preview of the facility which is supported by the European Union’s INTERREG IVA programme. The huge extension will extend, to the Republic of Ireland, the successful Science Park model currently operating in Belfast and Derry.Among those who attended yesterday’s preview of the new building were Minister Joe McHugh, Mayor of Derry Brenda Stevenson, Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn as well as a host of local councillors.The new extension will provide ready-made offices as well as shared desk space for up and coming businesses.The new facility will also be equipped with the latest high-speed internet connectivity, video conferencing facilities and meeting rooms. A number of companies are already in negotiations with a view to moving into the facility.One company who have already been confirmed as a future tenant of the NwRSP is the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Centre (M2D2).President of the LYIT Paul Hannigan paid tribute to all those involved in the project and stressed the cross-border co-operation between all parties.Guests at yesterday’s launch of the NWSP. Fiona Temple and Catherine Crawford from Mulroy College along with Sally-Anne Mulholland from AIB at yesterday’s ceremony. Pic by Donegal Daily. Shane Wallace from DonegalTV on site to capture all of yesterday’s ceremony Jim McLaughlin and Sally-Anne Mulholland from AIB. Councillors Gerry McMonagle and Paul Canning at yesterday’s ‘topping off’ ceremony. Pic by Donegal Daily. DONEGAL’S NEW REGIONAL SCIENCE PARK ON COURSE TO OPEN IN JUNE was last modified: January 24th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CoLabdonegalLYITNorthwest regional Science Parklast_img read more

END OF AN ERA AS PAT McART LEAVES ‘DERRY JOURNAL’

first_imgONE of Donegal’s most respected journalists has left the newspaper he helped to build.Letterkenny man Pat McArt was most recently the Inishowen Editor at the Derry Journal and Group Editor of the Journal and Democrat.He steered the papers through some of the darkest days of the Troubles, driving up and doubling circulation. Living in Burt, he was a keen driver behind the Journal’s success in Inishowen for three decades.In a message on his Facebook page tonight, Mr McArt wrote: “I joined the Derry Journal in 1981. At the age of 28, and in the middle of civil war, I was appointed editor.“Years later I became group editor when the Journal bought The Donegal Democrat & The Donegal ‘s People’s Press.“It was a rollercoaster ride but it was exciting. We had 150 staff and were the biggest provincial newspaper group in Ireland. “I finished up today.“The place, people and paper I knew are long gone.“It was time to go. Best of luck in the future to all my former colleagues.” END OF AN ERA AS PAT McART LEAVES ‘DERRY JOURNAL’ was last modified: February 24th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Derry JournaldonegalletterkennyPat McArtlast_img read more

Donegal man’s nerves ‘GROW’ ahead of his first Dublin Marathon

first_imgBallybofey man Joe Mulhern is undertaking a massive physical challenge by running his first ever Dublin City Marathon in aid of GROW.Joe is training for the event at an important time as October is World Mental Health Month. On October 29th, he will run to raise mental health awareness and to support the organisation which has helped him personally. “I am getting a bit nervous at this point,” says Joe. “GROW is a mental health organisation that has helped me overcome many difficulties, from isolation and lack of self-confidence to challenging myself to face my fears and do what I enjoy doing best, which is running,” he adds.Sponsorship cards are currently in shops in the Ballybofey/Stranorlar areas. “I would appreciate any and every donation made for this very worthy cause,” emphasises Joe.GROW Area Coordinator Marian Maguire, GROW Regional Team member Michael Cunningham and other GROW members presenting a t-shirt to Joe Mulhern ahead of his participation in the Dublin City MarathonGROW provides a confidential, safe environment where people with difficulties can share their problems and regain a sense of wellbeing and self-worth. GROW has been in Ireland for over 50 years and is Ireland’s oldest community-based mental health organisation.  It focuses on promoting positive mental health and a roadmap to recovery. Free weekly peer-support meetings are held in eight locations throughout Co. Donegal, (Stranorlar, Letterkenny, Manorcunningham, Donegal Town, Killybegs, Dungloe, Buncrana and Carndonagh). For further information on GROW contact Marian on 086-7856912, Maria on 086-7702860, the GROW office on 074-9161628 or visit the website www.grow.ie Donegal man’s nerves ‘GROW’ ahead of his first Dublin Marathon was last modified: October 5th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:dublin city marathonGROWmental healthlast_img read more

Donegal woman Elaine McGlinchey still giving back to cancer charity

first_imgA tractor run in memory of Killygordon woman Elaine McGlinchey has raised a staggering €14,323.The event in memory of Elaine raised the funds for the Sperrin Unit, North West Cancer Centre.The Western Health and Social Care Trust (Western Trust) gratefully acknowledged the wonderful donation. Elaine had received treatment in the Sperrin Unit as she battled the disease.Elaine’s husband John, son JJ, family and friends presented the cheque to Dr Lucy Jellett, Consultant Oncologist and staff members from the Sperrin Unit including Rachelle McMenamin, Roisin Herron, Charlotte McGrory and Michelle Duffy.Donegal woman Elaine McGlinchey still giving back to cancer charity was last modified: October 21st, 2019 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