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GPSU celebrates 93rd anniversary

first_img… in current environment, greater achievements are ahead – YardeAs the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) celebrates its 93rd anniversary, its President, Patrick Yarde anticipates greater achievements ahead.In a statement to mark the anniversary, Yarde said these achievements would be accomplished as a result of the current environment which is in pursuit of good governance and justice for the working class.“In such an atmosphere with unity of purpose within the ranks of the membership and leadership, being firm and resolute, there will be greater achievements ahead,” Yarde said.He also paid homage to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for workers’ rights.“These hard won gains and full recovery must be foremost on our agenda as we pursue our vision to enhance representation for our members’ part, including the modernisation and efficient and effective performance of public servants to the pursuit of quality public service in the nation’s interest,” he stated.Yarde said undoubtedly the GPSU’s greatest achievements were during the period that Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham led the Government of Guyana both as Prime Minister and President.He outlined a number of achievements for the Union which has traditionally been aligned to Burnham’s PEOPLE’S NATIONAL Congress (PNC), including the five-day work week, avoidance and settlement of disputes agreement, making collective agreements legally binding, one-month salary tax-free vacation allowance and the amendment to the Constitution to facilitate the Public Service Appellate Tribunal.He said that these goals were achieved without compromising the GPSU’s independence. “Today, we struggle to enforce these rights which were ruthlessly violated by subsequent Governments; our Agency Shop Agreement was violated in 1987, restored in 1988 and once again violated again in 2000 and remains the same to date; our Avoidance and Settlement of Disputes Agreement was continuously abused,” he recalled.But, Yarde said that the GPSU was looking forward to the commitment given by the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government about collective bargaining being implemented among other promises.last_img read more

African Countries Can Do Better with Improved Fiscal Policy, Says Songwe

first_imgEconomic Commission for Africa (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe The 38th meeting of the Committee of Experts of the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development opened in Marrakesh, Morocco, Wednesday, March 20, with a clarion call for African countries to improve their fiscal policy and expand their tax base so they can ably fund their developmental processes.In opening remarks to the meeting, Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, said the ability to increase revenue collection was key to the continent’s capacity to finance its development, in particular Agenda 2030 for sustainable development and Africa’s Agenda 2063.A typical economy on the continent, she said, collects just about 16 percent of GDP in taxes, with the exception of countries like Morocco which collect at least 25 percent. South Africa and Rwanda, Ms. Songwe said, are some of the countries that have been able to leverage new technologies to expand revenue collection.“The potential of Africa is, and has always been, promising. With a growing working-age population; abundant arable land and a multitude of other resources, the continent has all the pre-requisites for rapid economic transformation in the next decade,” she said.“However, ensuring the availability of adequate public resources and quality investments to drive structural change requires responsive policies that promote fiscal sustainability, optimize returns from economic activity, and enable economies to fully participate in an increasingly interconnected and globalised world.”She said the meeting of experts will discuss possible solutions.“We are looking for how we can finance better, faster and more equitably our growth and how we can ensure that our young populations can participate in this growth that we are talking about. We can do that by ensuring that we have good fiscal policy. We would want to be like Morocco at 25 percent so we can actually power growth.”She said Africa can do better if it is able to improve on tax collection.“Africa could boost revenues by 3 percent of GDP by addressing its capacity tax constraints. In addition, by better aligning tax rates and revenues with business cycles, countries can boost government revenue by 5 percent,” Ms. Songwe said, adding the medium-term growth outlook of between 3 – 4 per cent for Africa was insufficient to stimulate quality investments that will generate jobs and accelerate inclusive growth.“With just over a decade remaining to achieve the sustainable development goals, it is imperative that the scope and mechanisms of domestic resource mobilization be revolutionized to bridge the financing gap, promote macroeconomic stability and limit external borrowing,” she said.Ms. Songwe also spoke of the importance of digitalization and the digital economy in driving growth as well as optimizing fiscal performance on the continent. The continent will need to re-skill its youth to ensure the digital age is used to Africa’s full advantage. But, she added, it was important to protect citizens and the continent’s data.“We are going through a new age where we will become vulnerable to our data if we do not know how to manage it and manage it well. We will have to make sure that we have the right institutions to protect individuals and sovereign states as we move forward,” the ECA Chief said.For his part, the outgoing chair of the bureau of the committee of experts, Elsadig Bakheit Ilfaki Adballa of Sudan, also urged the continent to embrace the digital age to expand its revenue base, create employment for the youth and deal with most of its challenges.“With the advent of the digital age, Africa can use the new technologies to push for sustainable development on the continent,” he said.Incoming Chair, Zouhair Chorfi, Morocco’s Economic and Finance Ministry’s Secretary General, said digitization was a great opportunity for Africa.“Our continent is ripe for transformation and Morocco is ready to play its part in making sure we optimize digital tools as Africa into real tools that can power the continent’s development,” he said.Technology can transform Africa by increasing competitiveness, promoting strong integration, reducing the cost of doing business and strengthening trade, among other things but safeguards and a solid foundation needed to protect the continent and its people, added Mr. Zouhair.The Conference of Ministers is focusing on the theme; “Fiscal policy, trade and the private sector in the digital era: A strategy for Africa”.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement –last_img read more

AFC Chairman urges GECOM to get ready for elections

first_img– in case State loses NCM cases at CCJPersons pushing for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to be in a state of readiness for General and Regional Elections, notwithstanding Friday’s Appellate Court decision, have found an unlikely ally in Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan.Public Security Minister Khemraj RamjattanDuring a Globespan Town Hall panel discussion on Saturday which featured Ramjattan and People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) parliamentarian Juan Edghill, Ramjattan stressed that he wanted GECOM to be in a state of readiness for elections, whenever they are called.Ramjattan even committed to using his role as the leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC) to push for GECOM to continue its preparations for elections. Persons have opined that because of Friday’s judgement, the pressure was off the Commission to get its house in order. Ramjattan disagreed.“I am absolutely certain … in fact, I think, that both parties would want that GECOM prepare for an election. Remember there is a third round in the battle. And (we) could very well not win the third round. And there would obviously be a need for early elections.“So GECOM must prepare. And I, as Chairman of my party, will urge that the GECOM Chairman and the Commissioners there and the Secretariat continue the work to ensure the preparations will be completed in good time for even an early election.”That being said, Ramjattan is sticking to the Government’s position that house-to-house registration must be held. On the contrary, however, Edghill insisted that GECOM had a responsibility to have been ready in the first place.“The Constitution envisions for GECOM to always be ready for elections in 90 days. There are three instances in which you can have elections in Guyana. A no-confidence motion – 90 days. The President at any time in his five-year term can call elections. The Parliament dissolved? Elections. GECOM needs to stop making excuses,” the Member of Parliament said.GECOMBefore Friday’s fateful Appellate Court judgement turned everything on its head, the parliamentary Opposition and other observers had accused Government of attempting to delay the holding of the constitutionally-mandated elections following the no-confidence resolution of December 21, 2018.The three-month time frame in which the polls were to be held was validated in January by acting Chief Justice Roxane George, who declared that the motion was validly passed 33-32.MP Juan EdghillThe complaint has been that GECOM was unforthcoming about its preparedness for the mandatory elections despite being mandated by the Constitution of Guyana to hold elections within three months of the passage of a no-confidence motion.In fact, during a previous meeting with Opposition and Government Chief Whips, the GECOM Chairman, Retired Justice James Patterson abruptly ended a meeting on the Commission’s preparedness after he was pressed for answers.The trend of meetings of GECOM Commissioners ending abruptly would continue, as both sides pushed for different objectives. While the Opposition-nominated Commissioners would push for early elections, the Government-nominated Commissioners would argue for delaying elections through house-to-house registration.Prior to the ruling on Friday, Government had written to Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo to inform him that President David Granger would soon be naming a date for elections. Now that the Appeal Court has ruled the no-confidence motion was not validly passed, this is now in limbo.However, the parliamentary Opposition has made it clear that it would appeal the ruling, at the level of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).last_img read more

La Verne gives up big lead, loses in OT

first_imgORANGE – As the University of La Verne women’s basketball team opened up its lead in the second half, the question became, “when can the Leopards feel safe?” On this night, against this Chapman College team, the answer was “never.” Chapman rallied from an 18-point deficit in the final seven minutes of regulation and went on to stun La Verne, 108-97 in overtime, in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament on Wednesday night at Hutton Sports Center. La Verne (19-7), the champions of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, dropped to 0-3 all time in NCAA tournament games. Chapman (23-5), which beat La Verne for the third time this season, advances to play at Howard Payne, Texas on Saturday. “You have to give them credit, they did a good job pressuring us,” La Verne coach Julie Kline said. “I thought we made some bad decisions. We had the opportunity to go to the basket and get to the line, and we didn’t.” Both teams got to the line plenty in a foul-marred affair. The teams combined for 65 fouls, 96 free throws and seven foul-outs, including four La Verne starters in overtime. “I like to let the players determine the outcome of the game,” Kline said, referring to the number of fouls. “I don’t think that’s what happened.” The Leopards led 74-56 on a basket by Emily Carrillo with 6:22 to play, but Chapman was far from done. The Panthers’ full-court press, which La Verne exploited for some open shots in the first 30 minutes or so, began to pay dividends. center_img La Verne led 80-70 when Lauren Kamiyama, who scored a game-high and career-high 34 points, made three 3-pointers in the final three minutes of regulation. Her third long-range shot brought Chapman to within 83-81 with 53 seconds to play. “I was a little surprised they kept leaving me open,” Kamiyama said. pete.marshall@sbsun.com (909)386-3863 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

GAA notes: Glenswilly seniors make championship quarter finals

first_imgGlenswilly GAA notesSeniors progress to championship quarter-finalCongratulations to the Glenswilly senior who beat Bundoran by an impressive 14 points in the championship last Sunday on a final Score 3.12 to 0.07 Well done to all managers and players. The lads now face MacCumhaills in the quarter-finals on September 24th. The AllSports League continues this weekend at home and another must win game for Glenswilly Seniors. The Glenswilly Reserves v Ardara at 1.30pm 11th Sept while Glenswilly Seniors v Ardara at 3.00pm 11th Sept.JIVING LESSONSIf you have always wanted to jive but never had thre chance, then now your chance has arrived. Jiving lessons will start in the club hall from 23rd Sept to 4th November 8pm-10pm and there will also be a dance on the 28th October in the Station House Hotel for all the new jivers.U13 Boys Glenswilly Development team v McCools Development team at 12 noon Sunday 11th Sept in Glenswilly.The following Friday, September 16th, the same team travel to St Michaels for a 7pm throw-in.U19sCongratulations to Glenswilly U9’s and U11’s who defeated St Eunan’s at the Park in the Inishowen Gaa League. They both progress now to the semi final in Buncrana. Well done to all managers and players.U16 Boys Championship Glenswilly v Malin at home in the Glen at 5.30pm on Sunday 11th Sept after the Senior game. All support is welcome.Minor ChampionshipFanad v Glenswilly Minors in Fanad on Friday 9th at 6.30pm (Extra time if required) The winners of this game willl play either St Eunans B V Milford in semi-final.Ladies notes Ladies won their game against Fanad Gaels at home on Sunday. Final score 3-7 to 3-5. Training continues.Under 16 girls have a challenge match on Tuesday evening in Newton. Their quarter final is scheduled for 20th Sept.The U13 girls play Naomh Columba on Saturday morning at 11.30am at home. All support appreciated. Training continues on Thursday 6-7 on main pitch.All-Ireland tickets drawDraw for the All-Ireland final tickets is Friday 9th September. To enter the draw, e-mail club secretary Aisling at aislingmcdaid@hotmail.com by 2pm this Friday.LottoThe winner of this week’s club lotto was Gerard Walsh who matched three numbers. The winning numbers were 6,12,14 and 24. Please support the lotto which is available in all local outlets.BingoBingo continues in the hall each and every Wednesday with more than €2,000 in prize-money each week. Bingo starts at 9pm sharp.NotesAnybody with anything for the notes should email them on Monday night to stephenwmaguire@gmail.com. Thanks.GAA notes: Glenswilly seniors make championship quarter finals was last modified: September 6th, 2016 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

Women’s Basketball Falls At Indiana State, 68-53

first_imgStory Links at UNI 2/19/2016 – 7:00 PM Box Score (PDF) Next Game: Full Schedule Roster Preview Box Score (HTML) Live Stats ESPN 1350 The Valley On ESPN 3 Listen Live Watch Live TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State made 10 three-pointers to help defeat the Drake University women’s basketball, 68-53, Sunday afternoon at the Hulman Center. Junior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) scored a team-high 18 points for Drake (17-7, 10-3 MVC) while adding three steals. Sophomore Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) tallied 13 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to record her sixth double-double of the season. Junior Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) had seven points, six rebounds and three assists. Drake had its five-game winning streak snapped as the Bulldogs struggled to shoot the basketball finishing at 30.9 percent (17-of-55) from the floor and made just three three-pointers (3-of-20). Ashley Taia was one of four players to score double digits for Indiana State (10-13, 6-6 MVC), finishing with a team-high 17 points, including making five three pointers. In the second quarter with the offense struggling for the Bulldogs they turned to defense. Holding Indiana State scoreless for the final 5:39 of the quarter and along with a 6-0 closing run helped Drake kept the deficit to just five points at halftime as the Sycamores led 28-23. The 23 points at halftime was the lowest first half total all season for the team. Drake couldn’t contain the momentum it took into halftime as Indiana State used an 11-2 scoring run at the start of the third quarter to take control of the game. Cierra Ceazar made a layup to put Indiana State ahead 39-25 at the 6:53 mark. Later, the Bulldogs twice cut their deficit to single digits, but the Sycamores kept answering with baskets. Drake had a sluggish start to the game committing seven turnovers and shooting just 36 percent from the floor in the first quarter. Indiana State capitalized on the offensive glass scoring 10 second chance points helping it lead 19-12 after one quarter. Drake has just one game next week as the Bulldogs will travel to Cedar Falls, Iowa to play UNI on Feb. 19. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. and will broadcast via On The Valley On ESPN3. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

McCann And Huston Sweep MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week Honors

first_imgST. LOUIS – For the fourth time this season, Drake University student-athletes have swept the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar Athlete of the Week Awards with Emma Huston (Des Moines, Iowa) and Robert McCann (Mississauga, Ontario) earning the honor on Tuesday, May 3. The award is the sixth of the season for Huston now gives the Bulldogs a total of 23 Scholar-Athletes of the Week this season.Huston, who has won the award in back-to-back weeks, finished second in the 1,500 meters at the 107th Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee.  Running a tremendous race that finished in a sprint to the finish line, Huston was edged by just 0.04 seconds as both competitors dove across and collapsed at the finish.  Huston’s time of 4:23.14 is three seconds off her personal best, which ranks No. 1 in the Valley.  She is also the top-ranked MVC runner in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters and has set four school records this season. Academically, she has a 3.97 GPA as a biology major and is a two-time Elite 18 Award winner. She has previously been named the MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week on April 26, April 5, Feb. 16, Jan. 26 and Oct. 19McCann made history last week in winning the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the prestigious Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee with a winning time of 8:49.14 in driving rain and wind.  McCann’s win was the first for a Bulldog at the Drake Relays since 2013 and the program’s first Relays steeplechase win since 1981 and just the second all-time.  His time was just two seconds off his personal best in the event, which is easily the fastest in the MVC this season.  He currently ranks 12th in the West Region in the event and 18th nationally.  McCann owns a 3.93 GPA as an actuarial science major and is a two-time Elite 18 Award winner. This week’s awards continues Drake’s extensive collection of MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week awards. A Drake student-athlete has won the award 23 times in the 37 weeks the honor has been awarded in 2015-16 including four weeks in which the Bulldogs swept the men’s and women’s honors.To qualify for Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week laurels, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing.Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible. In addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes will be evaluated on their athletic performance for a one-week period.2015-16 Drake Scholar-Athlete of the Week WinnersEmma Huston – Women’s Track & Field – May 3Robert McCann – Men’s Track & Field – May 3Emma Huston – Women’s Track and Field – April 26Reed Fischer – Men’s Track & Field – April 19Emma Huston – Women’s Track & Field – April 5Emma Huston – Women’s Track & Field – Feb. 16Reed Timmer – Men’s Basketball – Feb. 2Emma Huston – Women’s Track & Field – Jan. 26Reed Timmer – Men’s Basketball – Jan. 12Maddy Dean – Women’s Basketball – Jan. 12Graham Woodward – Men’s Basketball – Jan. 5Kale Abrahamson – Men’s Basketball – Dec. 29Reed Timmer – Men’s Basketball – Dec. 22Reed Timmer – Men’s Basketball – Dec. 15Reed Timmer – Men’s Basketball – Dec. 8Rai Ahmed-Green – Women’s Track & Field – Dec. 8Kale Abrahamson – Men’s Basketball – Dec. 1James Grunert – Men’s Soccer – Nov. 24Paul Ciszewski – Men’s Soccer – Nov. 16Steven Enna – Men’s Soccer – Oct. 19Emma Huston – Women’s Cross Country – Oct. 19Reed Fischer – Men’s Cross Country – Oct. 6Ben LeMay – Men’s Soccer – Sept. 22Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Appeal launched to help LYIT graduate in serious condition following accident in Malta

first_imgFormer LYIT student Declan Treanor is currently in serious condition following an accident in Malta.Declan had been on a holiday in Malta when he was struck by a Volkswagen Golf driven by a 67-year-old woman at a pedestrian crossing in The Strand, Sliema, on the east of the island. The accident occurred at 9:30 am (8:30 am Irish time) last Saturday.The Malta Police Force and an ambulance attended the scene. In a statement, Malta’s Police Force says that he has suffered “grievous injuries” and a Magisterial Inquiry has been appointed on the case whilst the Police investigation continues. The 35-year-old is now in a coma, and is due to undergo an MRI scan this afternoon.Doctors at the Mater Dei Hospital in Malta have been slowly reducing the amount of sedation prescribed to him in the days following the accident, with none being given to him for the first time this morning with the hope that it will help him emerge from the coma.Declan has been responding to stimulus, however surgeons have not been able to conduct surgery on his leg fractures as the risk is too great until he wakes from the coma.Assistant lecturer at LYIT and close friend of Declan’s, Joe Coll, set up a fundraiser along with other close friends of Declan’s to take the pressure off of Declan’s family and partner during this difficult time. Declan with his partner Claire Fastner“Naturally this is a very stressful time for his partner and his parents.“Thankfully Declan has travel insurance, but we are trying to raise funds to alleviate some of the financial pressure for his partner and parents who will likely be there by his side for weeks or more likely months.”Although he has been responding to certain stimuli, doctors are concerned that his brain injuries may be severe.“Declan is very fit, a vegetarian, and he really looks after himself. We will know more following the MRI scan.”Originally from Monaghan, Declan studied in LYIT for four years, graduating from the Computing Department in 2005. During their time at college, Joe and Declan became close friends and lived together, and they remained close following their graduation. “Declan is one of the funniest and friendliest people I know. Declan is a life and soul of the party type guy. Really funny and really friendly. If you have met him we are sure you would agree.“We would greatly appreciate any small contribution you could make.”If you would like to help, you can visit the Declan Treanor Fund by following this link:https://www.leetchi.com/c/money-pot-declan-treanorAppeal launched to help LYIT graduate in serious condition following accident in Malta was last modified: September 24th, 2017 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:declan treanorfundraisermaltalast_img read more

Hoteliers have a ball at the Shandon! – Picture Special

first_imgDonegal hotel owners and staff took a well-earned night off on Tuesday to enjoy the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation Ball.The annual event is a glamourous celebration of the local hospitality industry and a chance for friends, colleagues and industry figures to catch up and look forward to the year ahead.This year’s dinner dance was held in the Shandon Hotel & Spa, and it was the perfect occasion for the four star coastal hotel to mark three years since it opened on 25th March 2016. The Shandon Hotel Staff at the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) Donegal Branch annual Dinner Dance in the Shandon Hotel on Tuesday night last. Photo Clive WassonChristie Elliott, Noel Cunningham, and Michael McGrane, Harvey’s Point at the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) Donegal Branch annual Dinner Dance in the Shandon Hotel on Tuesday night last. Photo Clive WassonA glitzy night of outstanding food, drink and entertainment was in store for the 120 guests in the dazzling McCarthy suite.Derek Arnold of Arnold’s Hotel Dunfanaghy received a special honour from the Donegal IHF for his contribution to local tourism.A highly-respected and influential hotelier, Mr Arnold was praised as a father figure to many in the industry.Derek Arnold from Arnold’s Hotel is honoured by the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation at their annual Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinMr Arnold was ‘gobsmacked’ to be presented with the award and paid a warm-hearted tribute to his family, staff and colleagues. “It’s a complete honour. Tourism has been very important to my whole family. It was tourism all my life,” he said.“Without the support of my wife, my daughter, and my brother, I don’t think I would have been able to do the things I did, to them, thank you.”He added: “Arnold’s wouldn’t be here without our staff. Over the years we’ve had a great team who are always behind us, from my grandfather’s day, up to the present day. To them, thank you for keeping Arnold’s going. And that is what keeps the tourism industry going.”The Arnolds Hotel team at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinMichael Lennon, President of the IHF said that the ball is “an opportunity to celebrate all that is special about Donegal tourism, its unique and unspoilt beauty and the warmth and humour of all the people.”Mr Lennon acknowledged challenges faced by the Irish hospitality sector due to the VAT increase and encouraged hoteliers to make their voices heard. He said: “Tourism is one of the largest employers in Donegal, it touches every town and village, and we need to keep the pressure on our government. We need to let them know that we need their support, especially in light of the recent VAT increase. With this additional money we need to make sure it is put into tourism infrastructure, whether it’s roads, access, visitor attraction centres.”Paul Diver, Sandhouse Hotel, Maire Aine Gardiner, Michael Lennon, IHF President, Joan Crawford , Failte Ireland and Tim Fenn, CE, IHF at the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) Donegal Branch annual Dinner Dance in the Shandon Hotel on Tuesday night last. Photo Clive WassonIn light of the VAT increase and Brexit, Chairman of the IHF in Donegal Paul Diver announced that the proceeds of the 2019 ball would be used for marketing Donegal as a destination.“With the uncertainty of Brexit it’s going to be a difficult tourism season we thought it would be prudent to build up a fund to market the county,” Mr Diver said.Siobhan Barrett Doherty, Seamus Neely, CE Donegal County Council and Carolynne Harisson, Shandon Hotel at the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) Donegal Branch annual Dinner Dance in the Shandon Hotel on Tuesday night last. Photo Clive WassonA surprise was in store for guests at the end of the banquet, as a stern ‘garda’ interrupted proceedings. However, it soon emerged that he was a singer, who was joined by a hidden waiter for a rousing performance of fun musical numbers and opera. The duo was followed by the Housem8s band, who soon had everyone on their feet to dance the night away. Singers Secreto entertaining guests at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotel Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinSingers Secreto entertaining guests at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotel Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinSee more photos from the Donegal IHF Ball below:Anne Louise Scott, George Scott, Louise Walsh, Cormac Walsh, Aisling Vaughan, Keri Travers and Emma Logue from the Olde Glen Bar at the Irish Hotel’s Federation (IHF) Donegal Branch annual Dinner Dance in the Shandon Hotel on Tuesday night last. Photo Clive WassonThe Housem8s Band at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotel Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinSharon Ward, Helena Gallagher, Siobhan Barrett Doherty, Patrica Sharkey and Gert Eksteen at the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) Donegal Branch annual Dinner Dance in the Shandon Hotel on Tuesday night last. Photo Clive WassonThe staff from Harvey’s Point at the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) Donegal Branch annual Dinner Dance in the Shandon Hotel on Tuesday night last. Photo Clive WassonKaroline and Mary T Sweeney from Castle Grove Country House at the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) Donegal Branch annual Dinner Dance in the Shandon Hotel on Tuesday night last. Photo Clive WassonMarty Carlin gets Linda McKeown, Noreen McClafferty and Orla O’Flannigan in the picture at the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF) Donegal Branch annual Dinner Dance in the Shandon Hotel on Tuesday night last. Photo Clive WassonSinger Mirenda Rosenberg entertaining guests at the drinks reception at the Shandon HotelTeresa White, Noel Cunningham and Shiela Russell from Harvey’s Point at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinStephen Cassidy and David Walsh representing MCM Brands at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinCocktail reception at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinChris Healy and Emma Davis from Gat the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinClaire Doran and John Casey (Rosapenna Hotel) at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotel Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinDavid Cahill (Redcastle Hotel), Eithne Cox, Gary Anderson (Pallas Foods), and Donal Cox (Lough Eske Castle) at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinGareth McDonnell, Shiloh Kelly, Christine Gallagher and Brian Gallagher from Station House Hotel at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinThe Abbey Hotel team with Máire Áine Gardiner (Failte Ireland) at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinJacqueline McBride, Paul Boyle, Ursula Boyle, Nollag Rusell and Elaine O’Doherty from McGettigan’s Hotel at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinVicky Kee and Noel Pearson at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinKim Kelly and Grainne Dixon at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinThe Waterfront Hotel team, Marie McGarvey, GM Martina Rafferty, Pat Boyle, Anne McEleney and Majella Bonner at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinLinda McKeown, Noreen McClafferty and Orla O’Flanagan from the Silver Tassie Hotel at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinDavid Cahill, Jim Creaney and William Tindal at the Donegal branch of the Irish Hotels Federation Ball at the Shandon Hotel. Photo Rachel McLaughlinHoteliers have a ball at the Shandon! – Picture Special was last modified: March 27th, 2019 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:Arnolds Hoteldavid arnolddinner danceeventshoteliersIrish Hotel Federationshandon hotelSociallast_img read more

Chelsea v Arsenal line-ups: Cahill back, Hazard a sub, Gunners stars on bench

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty ImagesGary Cahill returns to the Chelsea starting line-up following his recent suspension.Eden Hazard is on the bench again, while Cesc Fabregas starts against his former club.For Arsenal, Theo Walcott has been nursing a calf problem and is named among the substitutes. He is joined on the bench by Alexis Sanchez and the fit-again Per Mertesacker.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Pedro, Morata, Willian.Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Rudiger, Zappacosta, Bakayoko, Hazard, Batshuayi.Arsenal: Cech; Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Bellerin, Xhaka, Ramsey, Kolasinac; Iwobi, Lacazette; Welbeck.Subs: Ospina, Mertesacker, Maitland-Niles, Elneny, Sanchez, Walcott, Giroud.last_img read more