Man, 21, Stabbed to Death on Perry Street

first_imgResidents of Perry Street in Monrovia early last Sunday morning woke up to the news of the death of Boimah Fanbulleh (not related to Rep. Henry Fahnbulleh) who was stabbed to death by a young man said to be his friend.Speaking to Daily Observer, Mohammed Kaba, an eyewitness and cousin of the victim, said Fanbulleh and his friend the perpetrator, identified as Slopee, were together around a pool board at the White House Video Club on Perry Street in the late hours of the night.According to Kaba, Slopee was playing while Fanbulleh was watching the game. Slopee later asked Fanbulleh for his phone’s memory card that he had collected from him, a few days earlier.“They argued at the video club and got into a fight and when they were separated Sloopee ran to a nearby Fula shop, took a knife, returned and re-engaged Fanbulleh in another round of fight,” Kaba said.Later, on his way home, around God’s Glory Free Pentecostal Church, Fanbulleh encountered Slopee who reportedly stabbed him.Kaba said Fanbulleh was immediately rushed to the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital but was pronounced dead upon arrival.A group of young men, meanwhile, ran after Slopee when they were told by someone that he was hosted by a friend in Jallah Town.When they arrived in Jallah Town, Peter Kollie, one of the men, said Slopee’s blood stained clothes were found in his friend’s room but Slopee was nowhere to be seen. This, according to Kollie, annoyed them and they decided to brutalize the host to force him to disclose the whereabouts of Slopee.Samuel Kailondo (not related to Businessman George Kailondo), who was accused of hosting Slopee, was taken to Perry Street with cuts on his body and head.When asked as to what he knew of the accusation linking him to hosting the man believed to be Boimah’s killer, Kailondo said Slopee met him but was not lodged in his house.According to Samuel, Slopee met him at 2AM while he and his friends were cooking rice and soup. He said he saw Slopee with blood all over his clothes and hands and asked him to go away because it scared everyone in the gathering.“Slopee told me he and Mohammed fought,’’ Samuel said, ‘’but did not speak when I assumed he may have killed before reaching me.I told him to go far from me, and he left. I can’t speak about where he went next when he left us.”Samuel said a group of men met him later and asked to search his room, which he said he obeyed but was brutally hit with sharp objects and severely hurt.According to him, the young men said they saw Slopee’s blood stained clothes in his room but it was not true.For her part, the grandmother of Kaba who reared Fahnbulleh said she and Mohammed’s parents are looking up to the police to see how the matter will be addressed.Many onlookers said the death of Mohammed made it the fourth on Perry Street this month, although the others happened differently.They also stated that there are several drug addicts who instill fear in the residents daily. A group of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) of the Police Force, meanwhile, took control of situation on Perry Street at 7AM while efforts to arrest Slopee are still ongoing.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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2020-01-14

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ALCOD Names V.P. Boakai “Diaspora Person of the Year 2016”

first_imgThe All-Liberian Conference on Dual Citizenship (ALCOD) representing over 500,000 Liberians in the Diaspora has resolved to name Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai as “Diaspora Person of the Year 2016”.A letter from the All-Liberian Conference on Dual Citizenship (ALCOD) to V.P. Boakai, a copy of which is in possession of this newspaper, said the decision was due to his acknowledgement of his concern and meaningful support for dual citizenship for those born as Liberians and of Liberian parentage. “We take note of your effort to protect the Liberian citizenship of Diaspora Liberians with dual nationality,” said the letter signed by Emmanuel S. Wettee, Chairman, The All Liberian Conference on Dual Citizenship, and approved by President Wilmot W. Kunney of the Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA).The letter, dated December 15, said “Mr. Vice President, our decision to select you as ‘Diaspora Person of the Year 2016’ was based on the fact that you are the only standard bearer of a major political party in an election year season to publicly declare support for dual citizenship. “In addition to your sound and precise leadership and honestly expressed views for our quest to protect the Liberian citizenship of those born as Liberians and of Liberian parentage, Mr. VP, your views relating to protecting the Liberian citizenship of Diaspora Liberians with dual nationality are consistently the same irrespective of audience or locality.” The letter further explained: “Mr. Vice President your vision to involve all Liberians in the development of our country has led to your commitment towards dual citizenship and the protection of Liberian citizenship for those born as Liberians and those born of Liberian parentage. “Each year, we develop an objective to guide our quest to protect our Liberian citizenship. For 2017, we are developing a document called ‘The Liberian Citizenship Protection Act,’ to be presented to President Sirleaf for her consideration as a legislative item for the President’s upcoming annual message. We shall provide your office with the document when it’s developed. “For the past 10 years or more we have continued to take numerous steps to remove this legal impediment so that Diaspora Liberians can actively invest in the country and participate in the economic recovery. We have sent delegations to Liberia, written letters and held meetings with the leadership and individual members of the National Legislature. We have submitted proposals and actively lobbied to repeal the Alien and Nationality Law. “Sadly, after all of these efforts, the 1973 Alien and Nationality Law as amended in 1974 through the Fourth Regular Session of the Forty-Fifth Legislature still remains in place, notwithstanding its unconstitutionality.“Consequently, Mr. Vice President, with about 400 days left in office for President Sirleaf, we wish to appeal to you to please ask President Sirleaf to consider The Liberian Citizenship Protection Act as a legislative Item for 2017. “Again, we want to express our sincere gratitude to you, Mr. Vice President, for your public support for dual citizenship and the protection of Liberian citizenship for those born as Liberians and of Liberian parentage.”The letter was also approved by four organizations that made up of the All Liberian Conference on Dual Citizenship (ALCOD), a conglomeration of four Diasporan organizations. They included the European Federation of Liberian Associations (EFLA), headed by president Kingston Washington Wleh Sr., the Federation of Liberian Communities in Australia (FOLICA), Inc., under George Jerue as president, Conference of Liberian Organizations in the Southwestern United States (COLOSUS), led by president Francis Williams and the United Liberian Association in Ghana (ULAG), under the leadership of Julia Mardea Richards as president.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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2020-01-14

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Love Int’l School Names Latty Zarwu Art Ambassador

first_img(L-R) Conah Johnson, Arts Instructor; Love Int’l Student Raymond Sackie and Amb. Latty Zarwu. (Photo Credit: Leslie Lumeh.)For his creativity and passion for imparting creative knowledge to youth over the years, the Executive Director of Warrior Arts Christian Academy (WACA), Mr. Latty Zarwu, has been awarded “Ambassador of Art” by the Love International School System in Liberia.Latty Zarwu, an artist by divine inspiration, has been using his artistic skills to train and develop children in the areas of arts and craft in his community and beyond for over the period of eight years.Over 200 kids in and around Liberia have benefited from his gift.In 2014 he brought together 40 kids between the ages of 7-17 years in a 3 months intensive training in painting, crafting and sewing. Most of his students are children but he offers special classes to young adults who are also passionate about exploring their creative abilities.Conah Johnson, who was trained by Zarwu and obtained a certificate from WACA, presently teaches Arts & Craft at Love International School and is doing a great work with the students.In his remarks, Zarwu explained, “I am very grateful to God and the administration of the Love International School System for the recognition received from the School Arts Department. This award was not expected.”Zarwu assured Love International that he will use his role as Ambassador of the Arts productively and creatively in order to build up the institution’s Arts Department and work with various schools and communities to enhance their artistic skills.He applauded the kids for their talent and creativity and encouraged them not to see their works as trash, as many Liberians sometimes refer to them, but to continue to use their talents to breed a new generation of artists.He shared his story of how arts have helped him to achieve his education and other occupational pursuits, such as journalism. He is now a Candidate for a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development in Education at the African Methodist Episcopal University.Ambassador Zarwu is calling on all Liberian artists, especially those who specialize in the areas of creative, fine, visual and performing arts to work with him in order for the dream of the nation’s future artists to be accomplished.Zarwu is also urging the government of Liberia and NGOs to invest in arts and crafts for as it is another means of creating jobs for future artists in Liberia.Among the many artists who were present at the occasion was Mr. Leslie Lumeh, the Director of the Liberia Visual Arts Academy. He was also recognized for his role in impacting many young Liberian artists today.Latty thanked God for gifting him with artistic abilities because through them, he was able to establish an organization dedicated to arts and, through such work be recognized and named ambassador among many artists.Love International School is a primary Elementary and Junior High School located in Central Matadi, SOS Road.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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2020-01-14

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Jagdeo urges Guyanese to unite in defence of civil liberties

first_imgCyber Crimes Bill outrage…says Govt sneaked sedition clause in behind PPP’s backOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is denying suggestions that the parliamentary Opposition supported the insertion of the unpopular clause 18 in the Cyber Crimes Bill, noting that the Government inserted the provision behind their backs.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoClause 18 of the Bill outlines that persons commit an offence of sedition when they “attempt to bring into hatred or excite disaffection towards the Government”.According to Jagdeo, the purpose of the Bill was to protect Guyanese and their children from the dangers of cyberspace. Instead, he noted, the Bill has been converted by the Government to one that, besides the original purpose, protects its own interests.“This is another tool available to a Government that is becoming increasingly undemocratic. This is why the entire Guyana must fight to ensure that this retrograde step to charge people for sedition, an archaic offence for what they say, which could cause disaffection.“This provision has no place in a democratic Guyana. In a Guyana where free speech is an important part of our democracy, where freedom of expression is protected by our Constitution, this has no place in our history.”The clause in the Bill that has caused much offenceJagdeo admitted that the PPP dropped the ball in exercising due diligence as members of the Special Select Committee that reviewed the Bill. He made it clear that the PPP did not support the inclusion of clause 18 of the Bill and said that the Party’s presence at the Committee stage did not necessarily translate to support.Jagdeo explained that on April 23, 2018, he asked several of his Members of Parliament (MPs) to compare the Bill with those in other jurisdictions. He had instructed another set of MPs to confer with Internet Service Providers to get their input on the Bill.“Then I said we will meet later in the week to determine our position. The moment we discovered this clause from that meeting, we said we are opposed to this bill. So, the PPP did not approve the bill. The PPP does not support this bill.”“You can blame us, and you can blame some of our MPs for not attending the meeting with due diligence. You can blame them for that and it will be justified, because we should have been there at the Committee level to fight this inclusion… because the inclusion took place when they were not there…this Government, surreptitiously, in their absence, inserted this undemocratic clause.”The BillLaid in the National Assembly since 2016, the Cyber Crimes Bill had catered for, inter alia: illegal access to a computer system; illegal interception; illegal data interference; illegal acquisition of data; illegal system interference; unauthorised receiving or granting of access to computer data; computer-related forgery; computer-related fraud; offences affecting critical infrastructure; identity-related offences; child pornography; child luring and violation of privacy among a slew of other offences.A Special Select Committee had been working on the Bill for the past few years and their report on the Bill was presented recently. That Committee was composed of Attorney General Basil Williams, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, Education Minister Nicolette Henry and parliamentarians Michael Carrington and Audwin Rutherford.The PPP/Civic was represented by Chief Whip Gail Teixeira and parliamentarians Clement Rohee, Anil Nandlall and Gillian Persaud-Burton.Government’s explanation for the clause has been to say it falls under national security.last_img read more

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2020-01-12

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DONEGAL TEEN DISCO RAPE: MAN JAILED FOR THREE YEARS

first_imgACounty Donegal man has been jailed for three years for the rape of a 14-year-old girl at a teenage disco when he was 15 years old.A trial at the Central Criminal Court heard that the man, now aged 20, pushed the girl into the ladies toilets and raped her in a cubicle. The location of the incident has not been released for legal reasons.The pair were seen kissing shortly before their friends had encouraged her to “meet”, or kiss him, during the youth disco. Lawyers for the man put it to the victim that the couple were “shifting” at the disco and had gone to the toilet for privacy where “they were fondling and it got out of hand”.The woman repeatedly denied this version of events.After the verdict the man, who cannot be named to protect the victim’s anonymity, said he realised he should not have done what he did.He had pleaded not guilty to rape and sexual assault of the girl at a nightclub in a Co Donegal town on 23 December, 2010.Last January a jury of seven men and five women returned the unanimous verdicts of guilty on both charges after deliberating for just over two hours. After the verdict Ms Justice Margaret Heneghan ordered the man undergo an assessment by the Probation Services.Peter Nolan BL, defending, told the court during this assessment the man had said that he was wrong and should not have tried to have sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old.In sentencing him Ms Justice Heneghan said that she had to consider the gravity of the offence and the lack of any expression of remorse.She also noted, by way of mitigating factors, that he was a minor at the time of the rape, the delay in the prosecuting the case, his co-operation with investigating gardaí and his lack of previous convictions.She said the offence merited a sentence of five years imprisonment but that she would suspend the final two years with a view to encouraging the man’s rehabilitation.The judge also ordered him not to contact the victim again and to undergo two years post-release supervision with the Probation Services. The sentence was backdated to January, when he went into custody.Mr Nolan told the court that before the trial his client had offered to plead guilty to the offence of defilement but the Director of Public Prosecutions had rejected this offer and proceeded with the prosecution for rape.A victim impact report was provided but not read out in court on account of the victim’s wishes.The woman told the trial that during the youth disco the boy’s friends asked her to “go with” the accused, meaning to kiss him. She said she refused repeatedly but finally gave in and sat beside him.A witness told gardaí that they were “sitting in the corner shifting” and she was “sitting on his lap facing him”. The woman told Peter Finlay SC, defending, that this account was not true.She said she was very “nervous and naive” about sitting with the boy and that she sat to his left and that they were kissing.The accused kept putting his hand up her skirt and she kept pushing it away and told him to stop. She then told him she wanted to go find her friends in the smoking area.He walked with her towards this area, holding her hand. She said she thought they were going to find her friends until he pushed her into the toilets.She didn’t know what was happening and asked him to let her out as he took her into a cubicle.“He had me up against the wall. He pulled down my underwear. I tried to pull them back up but he had me pinned,” she testified.She said he pulled down his trousers and raped her. She had never had sex before, that it hurt and felt “excruciating” and she was screaming and crying.A female friend of the victim met her afterwards and saw she was upset. She confronted the accused on the night and he told her he had done nothing. When she “kept at him” he told her, “yeah, she said yeah”.The accused told gardaí that he had no recollection of being in the girls’ toilet in the nightclub.During the trial Ms Justice Heneghan had instructed the jury that, while consent was a constituent legal factor in rape, a person under 15 could not consent.She that where a person below a certain age engaged in sexual activity it would not be consent.DONEGAL TEEN DISCO RAPE: MAN JAILED FOR THREE YEARS was last modified: April 12th, 2016 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:donegaljailrapeTEEN DISCOlast_img read more

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2019-12-28

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Liverpool will close in on Chelsea PL record with victory at Stamford Bridge

first_imgIt’s part II of the Chelsea and Liverpool double header as the teams lock horns in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Saturday – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT from 17:30.The first part saw Maurizio Sarri’s men claim a 2-1 victory in their Carabao Cup tie at Anfield thanks to a moment of brilliance from Eden Hazard. tense Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 2 REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Below you can see more fascinating stats ahead of Chelsea v Liverpool this weekend. shining silverware Sarri, who has yet to taste defeat as Chelsea boss, will be looking to preserve his club’s record 2 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED center_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Chelsea won part I of the double header no dice huge blow Latest Premier League News Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card gameday cracker Jurgen Klopp’s side have won all their games in the league, however, and they will be determined to add to their run.As an added incentive, a victory at Chelsea will put Liverpool on their way to breaking the Blues’ record of nine Premier League wins in a row to open their campaign.The west London club achieved this back in the 2005/06 season.If Liverpool were to emerge victorious then they would be two more wins away from equalling that. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars last_img read more

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2019-12-26

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Liverpool vs Fulham confirmed line-ups: Shaqiri and Fabinho both start

first_img Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion revealed whoops However, Jurgen Klopp’s side remain undefeated in the Premier League, and a victory against Fulham will send them top with Chelsea and Manchester City not kicking off until later in the day.They come up against a Fulham side rooted at the bottom of the table, and who need a win having seen all three teams directly above them pick up points on Saturday.Slavisa Jokanovic is one of the managers listed as a favourite to be dismissed from his position before too long, and this is not a great game for the under-pressure coach. BEST OF SORRY Liverpool have the perfect opportunity to get back to winning ways when they take on the Premier League’s bottom club on Sunday afternoon.The Reds suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday evening to throw their hopes of reaching the Champions League round of 16 into doubt. Jurgen Klopp was not a happy man after the 2-0 defeat in Belgrade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions RANKED scrap gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT tense center_img LATEST Most Read In Football Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos 1 Fulham have won just a single one of their previous 33 visits to Anfield in all competitions, with their 1-0 defeat of the Reds in May 2012 the last time they picked up three points on Merseyside.Klopp will be hoping history continues when the match kicks-off on Sunday afternoon, but who has been selected for the clash?The confirmed line-ups can be seen below…Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, van Dijk, Robertson, Shaqiri, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, ManeSubstitutes: Lovren, Milner, Keita, Henderson, Sturridge, Moreno, MignoletFulham XI: Sergio Rico, Christie, Mawson, Odoi, Chambers, Le Marchand, Schurrle, Zambo, Cairney, Ryan Sessegnon, MitrovicSubstitutes: Bettinelli, Kebano, Johansen, Ream, Vietto, Fosu-Mensah, Seri latest last_img read more

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2019-12-26

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GOVERNMENT MUST STAND UP TO BANKS ON MORTGAGE ARREARS, SAYS DOHERTY

first_imgSinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has said the government must stand up to the banks on mortgage arrears.Speaking in the Dáil this evening Deputy Doherty said: “The number in arrears has nearly doubled under this government like it did in the last 18 months of Fianna Fáil. Nearly one in four mortgage owners are now in mortgage distress.“Yet time after time the government has acted in the interest of the banks and not of the homeowner. Most recently, they have modified the Code on Conduct on Mortgage Arrears to favour the banks. At the same time, the Land and Conveyancing Bill is passing through the Oireachtas. This Bill will make it easier for banks to repossess homes. “It is clear the government has decided to side with the banks. It needs to change direction. The 180,000 in mortgage distress need a different policy.“Today’s government policy is the direct opposite of the Programme for Government’s commitment to give greater protection to homeowners and to the Family Home.“The Minister for Finance can and should direct the Central Bank to suspend the revised elements of the Code of Conduct and the Minister for Justice needs to allow cool heads to prevail and for the Land and Conveyancing Bill to wait in the shadows for the time being. In short, the government needs to take a step back and consider once more what they are doing.“That is the first step. They then must move to bring in policies that are based on the interest of society and not just of the banks. That means empowering an independent voice to force the banks to be reasonable. Struggling homeowners need a level playing field and a government that stands up for them.”  GOVERNMENT MUST STAND UP TO BANKS ON MORTGAGE ARREARS, SAYS DOHERTY was last modified: July 9th, 2013 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:GOVERNMENT MUST STAND UP TO BANKS ON MORTGAGE ARREARSSAYS DOHERTYlast_img read more

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2019-12-26

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DONEGAL LANDMARKS TO TURN ‘GOLD’ FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION

first_imgSome of Donegal’s best-known buildings and landmarks are Lighting Up Gold this month as part of the 2nd annual Light It Up Gold campaign for the Childhood Cancer Foundation.Letterkenny’s Polestar is to turn gold in aid of cancer research.The Irish campaign, launched recently by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Christy Burke, is part of a wider international campaign originating in the USA, that has seen buildings across the world ‘Light It Up Gold’ in September to shine a light on the bravery of children dealing with cancer.“We are getting a great response from buildings across Ireland, north and south. Our aim this year is to have gold shining in 32 counties across Ireland. My own daughter was diagnosed with leukaemia in February 2013 and prior to that I was completely unaware of childhood cancer. “Now I want to ensure that everyone is aware. Increased awareness will improve early detection and increase understanding among policy makers and communities which will hopefully reduce the isolation of families going through childhood cancer treatment and side effects,” Mary Claire Rennick of Childhood Cancer Foundation said.In Donegal, the Public Service Centres in Donegal Town and Milford are going gold, in Buncrana, the Council Offices, Castle Bridge and the Roundabout are all already lit up gold as indeed is the Coast Guard Station at Malin Head, An Grianán Theatre in Letterkenny and the Castle at Oakfield Park in Raphoe.The Polestar Roundabout in Letterkenny will also be lit up gold this weekend.“We are so grateful to everyone who has come on board with the campaign and especially to Liam O’Hara of O’Hara & Harrison Electrical Contractors who have worked for free to install temporary lights for us. Also special thanks to John McCarron in the Council who has been a wonderful support too.” Mary Claire explained that the Childhood Cancer Foundation (comprising of family members of children affected by different childhood cancers) was launched earlier this year on 15 February, International Childhood Cancer Day, with a balloon release in Russborough House, County Wicklow attended by many families affected by childhood cancer. The website www.childhoodcancer.ie was launched on the same day.The group had initially got together to organise the Light It Up Gold campaign in September 2013. That campaign was very successful and received significant positive feedback from families of children affected by childhood cancer and from adult survivors of the disease.As a result, the group decided to formalise its structure in order to achieve specific goals. The objectives of Childhood Cancer Foundation (CCF) are to raise awareness of childhood cancer and to support education and research projects. Everyone involved in CCF works on a voluntary basis.Earlier this year the charity, with the supoprt support of the Robinson family, held a hugely successful family-fun day in Oakfield Park, Raphoe, raising awareness and funds for the Foundation.“Over 200 children are diagnosed with cancer each year in Ireland. That’s 4 families each week who hear the devastating news that their child, brother, sister or grandchild has cancer. “Childhood cancer is the biggest cause of death by disease in children in Ireland and the Childhood Cancer Foundation is committed to raising public awareness of the issues surrounding childhood cancer, developing early diagnosis programmes amongst health care professionals, advocating for improved services for children affected by cancer and assisting to fund vital services for children and families affected by this disease,” Mary Clare said.She concluded: “Currently children diagnosed with cancer are not automatically entitled to a medical card and their families must undergo a means test. The form filling and information gathering required for this process are an added burden on families facing an extremely stressful time.“Without the medical card families are forced to pay for inpatient treatment and for medications, medical equipment and dressings etc needed for children going through treatment. Those affected by childhood cancer should have an automatic entitlement to a medical card given the serious nature of their illness.”DONEGAL LANDMARKS TO TURN ‘GOLD’ FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION was last modified: September 10th, 2014 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:Childhood cancer Foundaitondonegalletterkennylast_img read more

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2019-12-25

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Fly the Flag campaign launched

first_imgA South African Air Force helicopter flyingthe flag over Cape Town Stadium at thelaunch of the Brand South Africa Fly theFlag campaign on 1 May.(Image: Brand South Africa)MEDIA CONTACTS• Brand South Africa+27 11 483-0122info@brandsouthafrica.comWith less than 40 days to go to the kickoff of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, both individuals and companies are being urged to take up the national “Fly the Flag” challenge – to buy, distribute and fly the South African flag.From 1 May, fans and companies can make their flag pledges by texting the word “flag” to 32175 and thereby “celebrate the first time the 2010 Fifa World Cup is being held on African soil,” said Sophie Masipa, marketing manager of Brand South Africa, in a statement this week.“It is our quest to literally ‘Flag’ South Africa,” Masipa said.Each text message costs R1.Masipa also urged government departments, provinces, host cities and municipalities to fly the flag.“We want to see our national flag, a symbol of unity and hope for future generations, flown far and wide across the country,” she said. “From building wraps to office park entrances and in our neighbourhoods, we want to paint the nation with pride through our country’s most visual representations.”Masipa added that the initiative is a demonstration that the national flag is for every South African – a representation of our people no matter where we live in the world, regardless of background and without relevance to personal beliefs.“Our flag unites us all under a common future and makes us a strong nation,” she said. “It is representative of our future aspirations as a nation.”Nation brandingAs hosts of the World Cup, Brand South Africa says that South Africans and Africans are on the eve of welcoming thousands of potential Brand South Africa advocates to our country and continent.South Africans can demonstrate their support for the nation brand by joining in celebrations such as these, through which we are welcoming the world to our country, the statement read.Other South African mobilisation campaigns include Football Fridays, the People’s Bus and the Diski Dance.“It is imperative that we actively show our support for our national football team, Bafana Bafana – a South African brand ambassador representing us on the World Cup’s centre stage,” added Masipa.South African flag suppliers Ikamva Contract PublishingKaren Lundie+27 11 4310322 / 082 3872906ikamvak@telkomsa.net National FlagMarc Coetzee+27 11 8870143 / 082 4551116marcc@nationalflag.co.za Stone Moon DesignUnathi Rafu+27 11 4621753 / 082 8307822unathirafu@gmail.com GMD Products & Graphic Design Lombe Chalungumana+27 11 3386248 / 076 3256780Lombe_gmdproducts@24.com Head Masters Ivan Lazarus+27 11 6261424info@headmasters.co.za Gift Wrap Trading Aletia Van Niekerk012 9982579Aletia@giftwrap.co.zalast_img read more

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2019-12-18

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