View comments The gesture was well received with the Ateneo gallery up on its feet.Ateneo was one of the first communities to show its disdain over the sudden burial of Marcos at the Libingan on Nov. 18.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliThis is the second time Ateneo staged a protest during a UAAP game this season after it urged its community to wear black along with its longtime rival De La Salle during their first round meeting, to show solidarity for the victims of human rights abuses. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Senators to proceed with review of VFA Racela proud of Tamaraws: ‘They gave more than 100 percent’ Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. We are young MOST READ As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise “NOT A HERO.” The Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion stages a protest against the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos during the Blue Eagles’ UAAP Final Four game against the FEU Tamaraws on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Rebekah Reyes (@rebekahreyes)/CONTRIBUTED PHOTOThe Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion on Saturday joined the rest of its community in protesting against the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos in the Libingan ng mga Bayani.Members of the cheering squad revealed a “Not A Hero” statement written on their shirts during their halftime performance in Ateneo’s UAAP Final Four game against Far Eastern University at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT EDITORS’ PICK Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes
Corporate Environmental Transgressors, Deforestation, Environment, Forestry, Forests, Governance, Land Conflict, Land Grabbing, Palm Oil, Plantations, Rainforest Destruction, Rainforests, Supply Chain, Tropical Forests, Zero Deforestation Commitments A new report by Friends of the Earth highlights deforestation by Golden Veroleum Liberia, an arm of the billionaire Widjaja family’s conglomerate.The largest financiers of Golden Veroleum’s parent company include U.S. financial firms Vanguard, BlackRock, Kopernik Global Investors, Dimensional Fund Advisors, Northern Trust and CitiGroup; Dutch firms Robeco and Rabobank; and Asian firms China Merchants Bank, Maybank Indonesia and Bank Mandiri.Golden Veroleum cleared some 150 square kilometers of land between 2010 and 2016, according to the report. An Indonesian-owned plantation company operating in Liberia has come under renewed scrutiny for allegedly clearing hundreds of hectares of protected forestland, including chimpanzee habitat, wetlands and river buffer zones.Between 2010 and 2016, Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) cleared and planted some 150 square kilometers (58 square miles) of land, according to a recent Friends of the Earth investigation, which found that the firm had cleared or fragmented more than 3 square kilometers (2 square miles) of ecologically rich forest in Kpanyan, Sinoe County.Investigators found that GVL had damaged streams, wetlands and river buffer zones, that it had failed to compensate local communities for the damage, and that it had taken their land without their “free, prior and informed consent,” a conclusion supported by a decision issued in February by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).GVL, which has rejected the RSPO decision, is owned by Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), a Singapore-registered palm oil company, through a Cayman Islands private equity firm. The firm’s ultimate owner is Indonesia’s billionaire Widjaja family. In 2014, GAR promised to stop clearing forest.Palm oil is one of the most ubiquitous products found in the world today, with estimates suggesting it is used in about half of all consumer goods in the U.S. and Europe. Palm oil firms operating in Africa and Asia often promise to work with local communities to develop the economies of host states, but their investments are routinely accompanied by allegations of deforestation, land grabbing and human rights violations.In 2010, GVL was granted a 3,500-square kilometer (1,350-square-mile) concession agreement by the Liberian government, covering some 2.3 percent of the country’s land mass. Since then, GVL has faced consistent allegations of environmental degradation and disregard for community land rights, according to Friends of the Earth.James Otto, campaigner with the Sustainable Development Institute, said the allegations against GVL highlighted the need for more-secure land rights in countries like Liberia. “Otherwise,” he said, “companies like GVL will continue destroying the forests Liberians depend on for their livelihoods.”A tropical forest in Liberia. Image by John Atherton/FlickrLiberia has implemented a dual land-tenure system since its founding in 1847, with statutory and customary rights often leading to conflicting claims. While natural resources in rural Liberia are predominantly communally owned and managed, the government in Monrovia, the capital, has treated land where local communities do not possess deeds as state-administered and has granted vast concessions covering almost a fifth of the country to foreign investors and local elites, with about a tenth of the total land mass leased to plantation companies.In the case of GVL, Friends of the Earth alleges that GAR’s investment constitutes a violation of international standards, Liberian national law and the companies’ own corporate sustainability policies. It also notes that GAR’s investments in Liberian palm oil could pose wider reputational and regulatory risks to its financiers.“Deforestation, environmental degradation and associated human rights issues, including social conflict stemming from violations of communities’ land rights, can significantly undermine economic development and stability and can pose material financial risks to donors and investors,” the report says.“As GVL’s primary investor, GAR bears substantial responsibility for the risks and impacts of GVL’s operations. GVL’s ownership structure may prevent GAR from being held legally liable for GVL’s activities in Liberia. However, GAR’s sustainability policies clearly indicate its responsibility for GVL’s business practices,” it adds.GAR’s largest international creditors and investors include U.S. financial firms Vanguard, BlackRock, Kopernik Global Investors, Dimensional Fund Advisors, Northern Trust and CitiGroup; Dutch firms Robeco and Rabobank; and Asian firms China Merchants Bank, Maybank Indonesia and Bank Mandiri. Commercial customers of GAR include numerous household brands, such as Nestlé, Procter & Gamble, Unilever and Pepsico.“GVL’s forest destruction and its disregard for human rights poses serious material and reputational risks for both investors and commercial palm oil buyers,” Jeff Conant, senior international forests program manager with Friends of the Earth U.S., said in a statement. “Stakeholders in these rogue companies need to recognize the risks and the wrongdoing and use their leverage to pull the brakes on GVL’s destruction.”Wulan Suling, head of corporate communications for GAR, said all banks and financial institutions that do business with GAR “conduct in-depth due diligence and risk assessment on a continuous basis and are in regular contact with GAR.”“GAR has obtained satisfactory explanations from GVL when it was alerted to earlier, similar allegations via other reports. GAR understands that GVL is investigating new allegations about forest clearance contained in the latest reports,” he added. “GAR has asked GVL for a detailed response to all the claims made in the latest report.”A GVL spokesman did not respond to requests for comment.Banner: A chimpanzee in Liberia. Photo by Cameron Zohoori/Flickr.Correction, 7/18/2018: A previous version of this article misstated the area of ecologically rich forest GVL has cleared. Article published by mongabayauthor Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored
LATEST STORIES All three retired NBA standouts are among nine first-time finalists on a list that also includes, among others, two-time NBA champion coach Rudy Tomjanovich.Prior finalists being considered again include five-time NBA All-Star and Olympic gold medalist Tim Hardaway and one team — 10-time US national women’s champion Wayland Baptist University.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return“We are grateful to the 14 finalists in the Class of 2017 for the impact they have had on the game we cherish,” said Hall of Fame chairman Jerry Colangelo. “We are proud to honor those who have shaped our game over the years.”McGrady, a seven-time NBA All-Star, played for seven NBA clubs from 1997 to 2013. He won the 2001 NBA Most Improved Player Award and the NBA scoring crown in 2003 and 2004 while with the Orlando Magic. Poe chides LTFRB exec over termination of motorcycle taxi pilot study Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Ateneo win uncovers Adamson ‘problem’ Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame finalist Tracy McGrady looks on during the 2017 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announcement at Smoothie King Center on February 18, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFPTwo-time NBA scoring champion Tracy McGrady, two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year Sidney Moncrief and five-time All-Star Chris Webber were among 14 Basketball Hall of Fame finalists named Saturday.Finalists need 18 of 24 votes from the Hall’s honors committee for election into the Hall of Fame. Inductees will be named on April 3 in Phoenix, Arizona, with enshrinement on September 7-9 at the Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member 98% of residents in Taal Volcano’s 14-kilometer danger zone evacuated – DILG 15 Taal towns now under total lockdown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town McGrady was also named a Chinese Basketball Association All-Star in 2013 with Qingdao DoubleStar Eagles and ended his career with San Antonio in a 2013 NBA Finals loss to Miami.Moncrief, a five-time All-Star, played for the Milwaukee Bucks from 1979 to 1990 before one last NBA campaign with the Atlanta Hawks. He was the 1983 and 1984 Defensive Player of the Year. He averaged 15.6 points and 4.7 rebounds.Webber, the 1994 NBA Rookie of the Year, played for five NBA teams, topping the league in rebounds in the 1998-99 season with Sacramento.ADVERTISEMENT Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Municipal councilor nabbed for indiscriminate firing in Leyte MOST READ
…strategies just for spiteWhen Jagdeo floated the idea of Guyana being compensated for not cutting down its forests, there were a lot of snickers from the cynics out there – especially in the Opposition benches. But when Norway coughed up US$250 million for doing just that, you’d think the latter bunch would’ve taken note, wouldn’t you? Well they would’ve – if they had Guyana’s development at heart, and not just interested in scoring points. Jagdeo had come up with the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) in 2008 as an overarching framework to move Guyana forward within the growing international recognition of the value of standing forests in the battle against global warming and climate change in general. He posed three questions – how to make forests worth more alive than dead; how to stimulate future growth using clean energy and non-deforesting economic activities; and how to protect against climate change.From an early proposal by Costa Rica that deforestation should be encouraged with monetary compensation, by 2007, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – had agreed that this would include measures to promote reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, alongside conservation and sustainable management of forests. The mechanism within the UNFCCC to achieve this objective was dubbed REDD+.Guyana’s pioneering efforts for an entire country to centre its development plan on a low carbon strategy was lauded by the world and we were invited to the G20 table to suggest financing modalities for REDD+. Unfortunately, subsequent UNFCCC meetings at Copenhagen in 2009 and at Cancun and Durban in succeeding years, didn’t see a legally binding agreement. But this didn’t deter Guyana, which had secured the Norway agreement and started to implement aspects of the LCDS programme. Such as the Amaila Falls Hydro-Electric Project.Taking into cognisance the slowed pace of follow through by the developed countries in their financial commitments to REDD+ compliant countries, such as Guyana and other developments, the LCDS was modified in 2013. It was therefore with great surprise, your Eyewitness learnt the new PNC-led coalition Government jettisoned the LCDS, even as they committed to “go green!” They took a US$1.5 million (GY$300 million) to fund the creation of a Green State Development Strategy (GSDS) that still hasn’t been presented to the Guyanese public in the “consultations” they promised.There was no need to go down this road…if they had problems with aspects of the LCDS, they could’ve had them modified – even as the PPP had done. But from their inability to justify their rejection of the AFHEP to the Norwegians – after they concluded it was the way to go to spend their US$80 million lying in the bank – it was clear they were just acting to spite Jagdeo.Not caring they were cutting Guyana’s face.…intellectual property rightsThere’s a tempest by the usual suspects in the teapot called Guyana, over the Opposition Leader’s comment that the legislation on intellectual property (IP) rights might be too robust for us at this stage of our development. The “usual suspects”, of course, are the handful who believe their “creative genius” in producing self-published works of doggerel and novellas will now rake in billions after folks stop “knocking off” their “works”!! Then there’s the comprador class who acts as agents for the rights to broadcast content from “foreign”.They’re making out as if Jagdeo’s some anachronism, holding back these billions from flowing. It’s clear they’ve forgotten the sordid and one-sided history of TRIPS (Trade Related aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) that places developing countries at a severe disadvantage. For instance, the refusal to allow patents of Traditional Knowledge (TK) from Indigenous sources and to permit developed countries to “bio prospect” – like with neem.And that the developed countries were routinely violating IPR’s well into the 20th century!…of the (sugar) guard?Your Eyewitness remains confused about the claimed changing of the guards in GuySuCo.What input has the new Board been allowed to make to deflect the trajectory of the Corporation’s plunge into oblivion??
Family, friends and well-wishers gathered on Saturday at the Faith Community Ministries church to pay last respects to the late Seeram Singh, the well-known Parika fuel dealer who was murdered on April 30 last. The atmosphere was sombre and emotional as the man’s relatives were inconsolable and found it hard to accept their loved-one was no longer around.Singh’s eldest daughter, Shavita Singh, sobbed as she gave her father’s eulogy.Family members and friends pay last respects to Seeram SinghSeeram SinghMeanwhile his second daughter Bonita Lall-Ram paid tribute to her father’s death by reciting a poem.Singh, 52, a father of five, was attacked and shot to his back, and when he fell, the shooter reportedly stood over him and shot him to his chest and head, before robbing him of some jewellery.Kurt Thomas called ‘Deportee’ of Hyde Park, Parika, East Bank Essequibo, has since been charged for killing Singh.He was arraigned on Friday at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court, all the while professing innocence while being led by officers into the courtroom.Thomas was not required to plead to the indictable charge and will return to court on June 20.
Job Vacancy: Bryson Recycling is currently recruiting for a Recycling Operative to join their team on a part-time basis (Saturday work).The Recycling Operative will be responsible for the delivery of high quality service to our customers, ensuring a safe and well maintained environment is in place at all times.The Recycling Operative will be Letterkenny-based but will be required to work at any of the sites operated by Bryson Recycling in County Donegal, including Carndonagh, Milford, Stranolar, Laghey & Dungloe. APPLICATIONS:To see more details and to apply for this role, please visit https://bryson.getgotjobs.co.uk/registerJob/fd594f06-c68d-4dfd-9bf8-ca25f639d6e0Closing date for applications is 8th October 2019 Job Vacancy: Part-time recycling operative required was last modified: October 1st, 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)
Manchester City’s game against Bournemouth ended in chaos Players’ union chief Gordon Taylor believes a sense of proportion was lost in the chaotic closing moments of Manchester City’s last-gasp win at Bournemouth on Saturday.Raheem Sterling netted City’s winner in the seventh minute of time added on at the Vitality Stadium before being sent off for celebrating with fans who had reached the edge of the pitch.City striker Sergio Aguero was later alleged to have assaulted a steward amid the pandemonium, but that claim was subsequently withdrawn.Sterling had already been booked when referee Mike Dean deemed his celebrations – which saw him engulfed by bodies in a crowd of fans, players and stewards – excessive and therefore cautionable.The laws of the game state a player must be booked for ‘climbing onto a perimeter fence and/or approaching the spectators in a manner which can cause safety and/or security issues’.Taylor, the chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association, said: “I think it is about keeping things in perspective.“Even referees would say for a lad who has just scored the winner to celebrate – we know the strict letter of the law but it didn’t look as though he intentionally ran off the pitch. He was celebrating, and the same (standard) was not applied with (the) Bournemouth (goalscorer).“You could say he should know that but you think, ‘Come on’. It’s very unfortunate. It is not something you want to see.“I think you have got to be prepared to show some leeway when it’s all about goalscoring and winning, keep things in proportion. From that point of view it could have been a lot more proportionate.”Taylor was also bemused by the allegation against Aguero, which was not supported by TV footage, and thought the stewarding may have been heavy-handed.Taylor said: “Again, to have to talk about being assaulted you think, ‘Hang on a minute’.“It’s difficult when you haven’t been there and seen the whole thing live, but it does seem as though if we are not careful things are getting out of proportion.“It is about players’ security and supporters’ security but it is also about proportionate controls and not something that takes away from a good game.”Sterling’s goal handed City a 2-1 victory in the Premier League encounter.Bournemouth have not commented beyond a statement issued on Saturday night making clear the assault allegation had been withdrawn. 1
People using the public water supplies in two local schemes in Donegal are being warned that they must boil their water before use today.It has come to the attention of Irish Water and Donegal County Council that the water supply served by the Fintown Public Water Supply is contaminated with cryptosporidium.Following advice from the Health Service Executive, Irish Water and Donegal County Council are issuing a Boil Water Notice to protect the health of consumers. Donegal County Council have released a map, pictured above, to illustrate which areas are contaminated.This notice applies to consumers on the Fintown Public Water Supply and the Meenmore Meenatinney group water scheme served from the supply who must boil water before use.Cryptosporidium is a microscopic parasite that is found mainly in the faeces of infected humans or animals. If infection occurs, it may cause symptoms including diarrhoea that lasts 1 to 2 weeks, often accompanied by abdominal cramps, tiredness, nausea, vomiting and low grade fever.To safely prepare water:Boil water by bringing to a vigorous, rolling boil (e.g. with an automatic kettle) and allow to cool. Cover and store in a refrigerator or cold place. Water from the hot tap is not safe to drink. Domestic water filters will not render water safe to drink. It is not yet known how long the boil water notice will be in place. Irish Water and Donegal County Council have said they will continue to liaise with the Health Service Executive with a view to lifting the Boil Water Notice as soon as practicable.Persons with an impaired immune system, young children and older people are most at risk of picking up Cryptosporidium.To avoid infection: Boiled water must be used for all purposes which may lead to consumption, including drinking, preparation of salads and similar foods which are not cooked prior to eating, brushing of teeth, making of ice.People are being told to discard ice cubes in fridges and freezers and filtered water in fridges and to make ice from cooled boiled water.Use water prepared for drinking when preparing foods that will not be cooked (e.g. washing salads). Water can be used for personal hygiene, bathing and flushing of toilets but not for brushing teeth or gargling.Caution should be taken when bathing children to ensure that they do not swallow the bathing water.Prepare infant feeds with water that has been brought to the boil once and cooled, but do not use water that has been re-boiled several times.Great care should be taken with boiled water to avoid burns and scalds as accidents can easily happen, especially with children. Anyone suffering from diarrhoea for more than two days should contact their GP and provide a stool sample for testing. They should continue to drink plenty of boiled or bottled water.As Cryptosporidium can be passed from animals to humans, and people are advised to ensure that they and their children always wash your hands after handling any animals (including pets) or after visiting a farm. Do not drink unpasteurised milk.Boil Water Notice issued in Donegal over parasite warning was last modified: June 3rd, 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:Cryptosporidiumdonegal county coundilIrish WaterNotice
Sligo Rovers launched a new away kit on Thursday evening at the Clayton Hotel.The kit is an all black jersey with yellow trim, black shorts and yellow socks, and replaces Rovers’ white kit from last year.The new jersey goes on sale on Friday morning, one week out from the start of the new Premier Division season.Meanwhile, Rovers have their final pre-season friendly on Sunday, when they take on Athlone Town at the Showgrounds at 5pm.And it has emerged that Rovers will enter the Scottish Challenge Cup at the quarter-final stage of the 2017/2018 season.Rovers and Bray Wanderers will become the first clubs from the League of Ireland to take part in the Scottish competition.
Here’s a list of items that are needed: WaterSport DrinksSnacksSocksHand warmersAA and AAA batteriesHand sanitizerHeadlampsLip balmEye dropsNasal sprayPaper platesPrepackaged plastic silverwareCoffee and coffee accessoriesProtein barsBandanasMoleskinDuct tapeBoot socks and lacesWork glovesHand warmersWipesFoot powderHand sanitizerBody washRazorsShaving creamSoapDeodorantMouth washEye dropsOver-the-counter allergy medicationNasal sprayIbuprofen and Advil Angel Medical Center in FranklinBlue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce PineHighlands-Cashiers HospitalMission Hospital in AshevilleMcDowell Hospital in MarionTransylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard Mission Health is collecting donations from across the region to help local fire departments and emergency services as they continue to battle forest fires in western North Carolina.Items ranging from batteries to socks and personal hygiene items are needed.“Our team members, some of whom have been personally impacted by the fires, are ready to help their friends and neighbors and the fire fighters and emergency first responders who are working to keep us safe,” said Jill Hoggard Green, Chief Operating Officer, Mission Health and President, Mission Hospital. “We know members of the public also want to help and we invited them to come by the hospital and make a donation of much-needed supplies. Collecting donations is just one of the many ways Mission Health is responding to this tragedy in our community.”Mission Health employees and the public are encouraged to donate. Boxes for these donations will be placed in lobbies and cafeterias at the following locations