Historic Binational Assistance Day in the Amazon

first_imgBy Yolima Dussán/Diálogo April 17, 2017 On March 18th and 19th, residents in the towns of Leticia and Puerto Nariño, Colombia, and Tabatinga, Brazil, benefitted from the first Binational Development Assistance Day, the result of collaboration between the two countries which share a 1,644-kilometer border in the Amazon. The yearly calendar of Development Assistance Days, coordinated by the Colombian Air Force (FAC, per its Spanish acronym), is extensive. Seventy-five missions of this kind are scheduled for 2017. But this event will go down in history as the most significant in FAC’s history, not only because it was the first joint exercise with Brazil, but also because it was the biggest in the force’s history. “Thanks to the prudent interagency coordination that brought the two country’s caregiving capacities together into one operations team, the day impacted over 22,000 people,” Colonel Javier Jiménez, director of the FAC’s Comprehensive Action, told Diálogo. “One-fourth of the area’s population received some type of medical care or benefit. A highly significant number that we had never before reached.” Inter-institutional solutions Development Day took place simultaneously in the three towns, and members of the Huitoto, Tikuna and Kokoma indigenous communities participated. Additionally, the services were spread out in order to ensure greater coverage. The contingent responsible for providing the care was composed of 200 medical specialists. Another 200 people provided development assistance in the areas of legal consulting, citizens’ rights and recreation. These included participants from other government offices such as the National Civil Registry, the Colombian Family Welfare Institute, etc. During the binational development day, almost 3,000 people received medical services. The specialists wrote 968 medical prescriptions, and handed out donations of basic necessities and various types of gifts to 13,000 people, while 2,282 others received specialized assistance. One hundred fifty-five animals even received veterinary care. Among the recreational activities, which were mainly focused on the kids, there was a popular music concert that was attended by more than 1,000 spectators. “With the goal of bringing all government services to the communities, we were fully prepared that day to facilitate the provision of citizen identity documents. Residents who did not have them received the pertinent age-appropriate papers, such as those of civil registry, identification cards, and citizenship cards. By these means we ensure the rights of citizens,” Col. Jiménez reported. Help for the neediest individuals Statistics for the binational day illustrated problems common to the three border towns. In terms of health, assistance was focused on psychiatry and neurology, including learning difficulties, cerebral palsy, and seizure disorders. The main internal medicine and cardiology issues were poorly controlled hypertension, diabetics with complications related to the limbs, and congenital heart disease. In the adult population, there were also dermatological issues, including severe fungal infections and urinary pathologies, while in the pediatric population there were cases of malnutrition, skin infections, and epilepsy. Organizing the event involved three months of coordination, which in Leticia was handled by the Amazonas Air Group. Its commander, Colonel Julián Gómez Lince, described the day as one of the Colombian Armed Forces’ best activities on the Brazilian border. “Leticia is a city at a triple border; our mission is to strengthen ties with Brazil and Peru. The slogan for the day was, ‘Help the neediest,’ and we are very satisfied with the way we helped the residents of Leticia, Puerto Nariño, Tabatinga, and the Amazon River communities, and with our commitment to carry out program follow-up,” he said. “Some residents of Peru even received medical care.” Military actions Poverty is the biggest problem in the border zone in southern Colombia. The population makes its living from tourism, fishing, agriculture, and trade. But geographic conditions cause major difficulties for development, which contribute, in turn, to the existence of transnational problems affecting the three countries: drug trafficking, street crime, logging, damage to the Amazon rainforest, and the illegal smuggling of arms and wildlife, among others. “We are working to counteract this on the front lines, where the population is exposed. We know that the better we provide aid and development programs to the needy population, [the faster] we will solidify the country’s movement through the new post-conflict stage,” Col. Gómez said. According to Col. Jiménez, Development Assistance Days put the force in a position of being an interoperable institution capable of impacting the entire region, both domestically and internationally. “We have been in Peru, Haiti, Chile, and Ecuador. The region knows they can count on the collaboration of the Colombian military. In the interior, the goal is to ensure that Colombia begins to develop like a country at peace. At this stage, we are bringing together a wide range of military actions to support development. We want to be part of this great group of government services and bring basic solutions where needs are not being met like we did in this bi-national day with Brazil,” he concluded.last_img read more

Ivory Coast won’t play AFCON qualifier due to Ebola Outbreak

first_imgAn outbreak of the Ebola virus is causing widespread issues ahead of key qualifying matches for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. The Ivory Coast Football Federation became the latest to announce its country won’t allow a scheduled home fixture to take place.A report from Reuters (via Yahoo News) states the nation’s government decided to uphold the travel ban between the countries to avoid further spread of the virus. It’s forced the national team to search for a neutral venue to play the match.Also included were brief comments from media officer Eric Kacou, who stated: “The authorities are taking no chances against a possible Ebola outbreak.”The report notes similar issues have occurred in Sierra Leone and Guinea ahead of matches spread out over the next three months. Congo has expressed concerns about having its players make the trip to Nigeria, as well.   Sunday Alamba/Associated Press Travel bans are in place throughout the continent as officials attempt to stop the issue from spreading even further.Last month, Ian Hughes and Piers Edwards of the BBC reported Seychelles were forced to withdraw from the tournament because of the virus. The home leg of a matchup against Sierra Leone was canceled after authorities wouldn’t allow the visiting team to travel to the country.For the Ivory Coast, which is usually among the tournament’s top contenders, the race is now on to find another venue for the Sept. 6 fixture. The side is scheduled to play on the road against Cameroon four days later.The 2015 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations is slated to take place in Morocco starting in January. Whether the virus could put it in danger remains unknown, but it’s clear getting all of the qualifiers in as scheduled could become a problem without a wide-scale contingency plan. So far, government officials are sticking with a safety-first approach.last_img read more

Harrison joins Bengals, motivated by Steelers

first_imgBengals linebacker James Harrison speaks during an NFL football news conference, May 14, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. Harrison signed with the Bengals as a free agent from the Pittsburgh Steelers. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)by Joe KayCINCINNATI (AP) — James Harrison sat in front of the Bengals backdrop, leaned on his right forearm — the one with “James” tattooed length-wise — and thought about his day.“It’s a change,” he said of his introduction to tiger stripes. “That’s definite. But everything has a reason, and everything happens for a reason. So it’s the reason I’m here.”He’s here to try to get the Bengals their first playoff victory in 23 years.The 35-year-old linebacker left Pittsburgh as a free agent, unable to agree on a restructured contract to help the Steelers get under the salary cap. He chose Cincinnati because it’s been in the playoffs each of the last two seasons and it’s close to his home, which is still in Pittsburgh.Plus, he gets to face the Steelers twice a season as AFC North rivals. Although he has no hard feelings toward the team that helped him become one of the NFL’s best, he hasn’t forgotten how things ended there.It won’t be long before he gets a chance to make his point in person. The Bengals’ home opener is a Monday night game against the Steelers.“I understand it’s a business, so it’s not like I can really take it personally,” Harrison said. “But to say that it doesn’t motivate me in some sense would be a lie.”After he left Pittsburgh, Harrison had to work out for the Bengals, who wanted to make sure he was beyond a knee injury that sidelined him during training camp and forced him to miss the first three games last season. He was in Arizona working out when the Bengals offered a two-year deal last month.Harrison estimated he spends between $400,000 and $600,000 a year to stay as healthy as possible. He said he uses a hyperbaric chamber in Arizona, and has his own staff of acupuncturists, massage therapists and homeopathic doctors.He’ll bring them with him to Cincinnati, where he joined his new team for the first time this week.“I’m still not able to do certain things, but as far as my physical health, I’m able to train a lot harder than I have been over the last two, three offseasons,” Harrison said. “I’m able to do a lot more weight (lifting). I’m able to just do a lot more things that my body physically couldn’t do because of injury, or whatever it may be.”Harrison was the league’s defensive player of the year in 2008. He helped the Steelers win Super Bowls in the 2005 and 2008 seasons.Cincinnati hasn’t won a playoff game since the 1990 season, a streak of futility that’s tied for seventh-longest in NFL history. The Bengals made the playoffs as a wild card team each of the last two seasons but lost to Houston in the opening round both years.Coach Marvin Lewis is 0-4 in the playoffs during his 10 years in Cincinnati.The Bengals return their defense virtually intact from last season, when it finished sixth in yards allowed. Adding Harrison will upgrade a position where they needed some depth. It’ll also bring in someone accustomed to winning playoff games.“He gives you that swagger and that seal,” cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones said Tuesday, after working out at Paul Brown Stadium. “You know when you mail off the letter you make sure you put a stamp on it. Well, he’s the stamp.”Jones spent some time with Harrison reminiscing about their head-to-head encounter in Dallas in 2008, when the linebacker hit him on a punt returned and injured his neck. Jones fell on the ball, and Harrison dived on top of him.“I muffed a punt and he almost killed me,” Jones said. “We talked about it today. That was the first time I hurt my neck, then I re-injured it again when I was here. I told him if he was down (on the field), I probably would have done the same thing.”last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week: Cosmo Cramer

first_imgFacebook371Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Cosmo Cramer! He is a 2-year-old, 68-pound Airedale Terrier mix who is seeking a forever family. He loves people, car rides, cuddles, does well on a leash, and knows the commands for “sit” and “off”. Cosmo is very smart and will need help to continue to learn good dog manners and he aims to please! Volunteers here at the shelter seem to think that his fuzzy face is his best feature! Although he came in to our facility as a stray, he quickly earned his name by showing us his goofy ways!   He will make you smile!If you have further questions or would like to schedule an appointment to meet Cosmo Cramer in person, please contact the adoption team at Shelton Adopt-a-Pet. Emails are the preferred method of communication.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email [email protected] or call 360-432-3091.last_img read more

Little Silver Helpers Support the Community

first_imgBy Allison Perrine Aside from the goodie bags, Little Silver Helpers has teamed up with local police to expand its “Code Red” system, which provides residents with emergency information. The Helpers went through voter records and identified the seniors in town who are age 80 or above. The volunteers then reached out to those individuals to see if they were registered with Code Red, if they had masks, or had other needs. They helped get about a quarter of the 80-plus population in town on the Code Red system. The article originally appeared in the July 16 – 22, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. That was one of the number one concerns for HABcore when the pandemic hit, Quinn said. “We were really concerned because when you don’t have this type of therapy for even a short period of time, it can make an additional challenge for these kids. It’s that much harder for them to recover, get back in the education mode.” “This amazing group came full-speed ahead and provided – with a really short period of time – an amazing boatload, literally, of gifts for these kids so they can have some joy,” and still receive the educational services they need, said Quinn. “It’s about all of us coming together to help the entire family.” HABcore also received several “major donations” and was able to provide laptops to these families so they could receive telehealth, said Quinn. Little Silver Helpers got involved with HABcore through Thygeson, a former part-time employee of the organization. She knew that since the group sometimes needed help before the pandemic, it could surely use some during this challenging time. From there, HABcore’s case management team provided a list of special needs children in the program along with three wish list items for each child and their siblings.  With the assistance of dozens of community members, the Helpers were able to complete each child’s wish list. HABcore case managers and staff delivered the goodie bags throughout the week. Gifts included educational toys, soft textured items, puzzles donated by Distinctive Toys in Fair Haven and more. HABcore provides permanent housing and support for people in need. As the pandemic hit, members recognized the challenges that would soon face special needs children in its program – especially with the disruption of in-home instruction. There are about 125 children in the program throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties and 40 of them have varying disabilities, according to Quinn. LITTLE SILVER – Knowing the COVID-19 pandemic would have greater impacts on certain community groups than others, three Little Silver women came together to form a grassroots group that could lend a hand. “This community right now with this whole pandemic, we’re never going to forget this time in our lives,” said Marta Quinn, senior director of development with HABcore. And that includes the families who have been aided by the Little Silver Helpers. “I’m just so impressed and I’m so pleased to be a part of this.” “What we initially thought was we wanted to help those who were on the frontlines of the pandemic, and at the same time we wanted to help the businesses in our town survive,” said McGagh. Spearheaded by Jennifer McGagh, Taryn Lenahan and Corinne Thygeson, Little Silver Helpers now has over 100 volunteers who help throughout the community. Their most recent effort aids special needs children in the Red Bank-based HABcore program. This week, volunteers with the Little Silver Helpers grassroots group delivered goodie bags to individuals with special needs in the HABcore program. Courtesy Little Silver Helpers That meant ordering food from different restaurants and delis in town and delivering meals to the hospitals and doctor’s offices. It also meant running errands for the elderly or those impacted by the novel coronavirus. As weeks went on, the women started taking donations and, as money came in, they were able to expand their services. While the original goal of the Helpers was to assist those in need during the pandemic, the organizers plan to continue it as long as they can. Even after the initial funds are depleted, the group wants people to know they’re still around and can be contacted if anyone needs help. Anyone interested in learning more about Little Silver Helpers, volunteering or donating can email [email protected], call 732-383-5017, Venmo @LittleSilver-Helpers or visit its Facebook page.last_img read more

That’s why they play the games — Thomson rink upset at Kootenay zones

first_imgBy Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily On paper the Fred Thomson rink looked like one of the teams that would book a ticket to the B.C. Men’s Curling Championships.But when the final rock was played, it was Nelson’s Thomson, third Don Freschi of Trail, second Rob Norbert of Castlegar and Nelson lead Barry Marsh on the outside looking in at the Men’s Kootenay Curling Playdown this past weekend in the Bavarian City.Thomson lost to Tom Buchy of Kimberley in the first qualifier 9-7 Sunday before dropping the second qualifier 7-6 to Cranbrook’s Tom Shypitka.Both Buchy and Shypitka now represent the zone at the Canadian Direct Insurance B.C. Men’s Curling Championship Feb. 6-12, 2012 at the Parksville Curling Club.“We’re extremely disappointed,” Thomson told The Nelson Daily Tuesday. “We thought going in, as did most people, that (Tom) Buchy and our rink would be the two top teams.”Which is why the games are played.The Buchy rink proved to almost unstoppable on home ice. The Kimberley skip twice defeated Thomson, the latter coming in the first qualifier Sunday.Deuces, including the pivotal tenth end, in four ends proved to be enough to power Buchy to the two-rock win.“It was a war out there,” Thomson explained. “There were lots of good shots by both teams but in the tenth Tom played it really well, guarding (shot rock) with three or four guards.”“In the end I really didn’t even have a shot,” Thomson added.The loss dropped Thomson into the second qualifier against Shypitka.A mistake in the second opened the door for the Cranbrook skip to score four en route to the one-shot win.“We were up 2-0 and decided to go for the steal,” said Thomson. “We tried to freeze up to his rock but my shot never curled and they had a wide open hit for four.”“We made the decision as a team to go for it,” Thomson added. “Sometimes it works out great but when it doesn’t . . ..”There’s another shot at making the provincial meet coming January.However, Freschi has a previous engagement forcing the team to miss the regional final in Kelowna.“We knew going in we were not going to attend the back door playdown,” Thomson said.The backdoor open bonspiel determines the final four spots in the 16-team field.Already confirmed to be in Parksville are defending B.C. champ, Jim Cotter of Vernon and CTR leader Brent Pierce of New Westminster.Also advancing to the B.C.’s are former B.C. champ Shawn Geall, Buchy and Brian Windsor.EXTRA END: The Nelson rink of skip Brent Pihowich, third Nando Salviulo, second Jamie Tedesco and lead Greg Kinder finished 2-3 during the Kootenay zones. Pihowich lost to Thomson and Rob Ferguson of Trail. . . .The Ferguson rink lost to Tom Shypitka in the C Final. The Ferguson rink includes third Brian LeMoel, second Joey Ferguson and lead Justin Kitcher. . . . The Myron Nichol rink of Castlegar also finished 2-3 and was eliminated by Shypitka. The rink includes third Garry Beaudry of Nelson, second Stewart Higgins and lead Rob Babiarz. [email protected]last_img read more

West Kootenay Basketball refs BLOW the WHISTLE on CANCER

first_imgCancer can be beaten.And West Kootenay Basketball Officials are doing their part to help fight the deadly disease by participating in the fourth annual BLOW the WHISTLE on CANCER — Pink Whistle campaign.The provincial campaign, which has the support of most hoop referees in the B.C. Basketball Officials Association, runs through the month of February and strives to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society B.C. and Yukon Division.Hoop refs will be officiating games from high school to university using pink whistles. “As more and more men, women and children are battling this disease each year, we can take pride in knowing that our donations are helping fund researchers at the BC Cancer Agency at UBC, fight for public policies to make healthy living possible and providing support in the services the Canadian Cancer Society offers through their programs such as Cancer Information Service, Cancer Connection, Camps, Accommodation and Financial Support,” said Shelley Ganchar Director of Administration for the BCBOA.”Together we can help our fellow British Columbians living with cancer and relieve the effects on those individuals and their families.The Pink Whistle campaign runs throughout the month of February.Anyone wanting to donate to the cause may do so through the Canadian Cancer Society by clicking on this link:http://cancerevents.kintera.org/faf/search/searchTeamPart.asp?ievent=420153&team=5383215West Kootenay Association officials ref games from Kaslo to Grand Forks.”Please join us as we strive to “BLOW the WHISTLE on CANCER ” this February,” Ganchar said.last_img read more


first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (June 17, 2015)–Idle since running a disappointing fourth as the favorite in the Grade I Kentucky Oaks May 1, Hronis Racing, LLC’s Stellar Wind heads a field of ten 3-year-old fillies going a mile and a sixteenth in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita. A winner of the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks two starts back on April 4, the John Sadler-conditioned daughter of Curlin will again be ridden by racing’s “Triple Crown Man,” Victor Espinoza.Dispatched at 3-1 in a field of 14 in the mile and one eighth Kentucky Oaks, Stellar Wind’s chances were significantly compromised in the early running, as she steadied at the break and fell 10 lengths off the lead over a strip that was conducive to speed. Despite getting hung nine-wide turning for home, Stellar Wind called upon her considerable class and rallied to be beaten 4 ¾ lengths.A winner of three consecutive races prior to her defeat in the Kentucky Oaks, Stellar Wind, who ran her first two races before being purchased privately at Laurel Race Course in Maryland, is 5-3-0-1 with earnings of $373,200.Trainer Phil D’Amato’s Sheer Pleasure, who comes off a pair of state-bred tallies in the 6 ½ furlong Evening Jewel Stakes April 4 and the 1 1/16 miles Melair Stakes May 23, tries graded stakes competition for the first time and retains the services of Tyler Baze. A California-bred filly by Birdonthewire, Sheer Pleasure sat close to the pace and rambled to a 7 ¼ length win in the Melair at odds of 4-5.Owned by Little Red Feather Racing and R/M Racing, Sheer Pleasure has three wins from five starts and has earnings of $257,450.Bob Baffert’s Fantastic Style comes off an impressive gate to wire win in the seven furlong Angels Flight Stakes May 16 and could pose an elusive target as she tries two turns for the first time on Saturday. Owned by Kaleem Shah, Inc., the Kentucky-bred filly by Harlan’s Holiday took the Angels Flight by 3 ¼ lengths and was third, beaten 3 ½ lengths in the Grade II, seven furlong Beaumont Stakes two starts back at Keeneland on April 12.With an overall mark of 5-3-1-1, Fantastic Style has earnings of $152,000.Second as the 3-5 favorite in the Angels Flight on May 16, Stonestreet Stables, LLC’s Tara’s Tango will also “two-turn” for the first time Saturday and will be ridden back by Mike Smith. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Tara’s Tango, a daughter of Unbridled’s Song, has a win and two seconds from three starts.Trainer Mark Casse’s lightly raced Conquest Curlgirl comes off a gate to wire one mile maiden win at Santa Anita on May 7 and rates a “live” look with Joe Talamo set to ride back. Owned by Conquest Stables, LLC, the Kentucky-bred filly by Curlin broke her maiden by a half length at odds of 9-5. She’ll make her third career start in the Summertime Oaks.The complete field for the Grade II Summertime Oaks, to be run as the eighth race on a nine-race card Saturday, with jockeys and weights in post position order: All Star Bub, Rafael Bejarano, 118; Sheer Pleasure, Tyler Baze, 118; Danette, Fernando Perez, 118; Guild, Flavien Prat, 118; Roksana, Felipe Valdez, 118; Tara’s Tango, Mike Smith, 118; Conquest Curlgirl, Joe Talamo, 118; Scat Means Go, Gary Stevens, 118, Stellar Wind, Victor Espinoza, 123, and Fantastic Style, Martin Garcia, 118.                First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more

Inconnu Swim Club attends meet in GP; three swimmers qualify for meet in Edmonton

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Inconnu Swim Club was on the road over the weekend, November 2 and 3, to Grande Prairie for the Fast Track Into Fall Swim Meet.In attendance for the Swim Meet from Inconnu Swim Club were 23 swimmers.The majority of Inconnu swimmers, except one, were able to set new best times.- Advertisement -Out of those 22 swimmers, three swimmers were able to achieve qualified times for the J.P. Fiset Invitational Swim Meet, which is scheduled to take place on December 12 to the 15 in Edmonton.The three swimmers off to Edmonton include Frankie Woods in the 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, Grayson Louie in the 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, and Viggo Pederson in the 50m freestyle.Others to have previously qualified for the Swim Meet in Edmonton include Owen Lang, Julien Kemp, Alexander McDonald, Eric Louie, and Cameron Louie.Advertisementlast_img


first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes For Week Ending Sunday 10th FebruaryMembership: Club membership for the upcoming year can now be paid. Adult membership is €100 (including weekly lotto entry), Student membership is €50 and child membership is €20 (€50 for 3 children or more). Dates of registration nights for juvenile members will be confirmed soon, and all information will be made available through facebook, twitter and the club notes. For further details please contact Grainne Soal at [email protected] Senior and Reserve Football: The Senior footballers began the 2013 season on Saturday night, with an Ulster Club league fixture against Lamh Dearg of Belfast. It was a good all round performance on the night from the squad, with the game finishing as a draw, 1-8 to 1-8. A number of minor players made their senior debuts and impressed on the night, including Caolan McGonigle, Stephen Doherty, Bruce Waldron, and John Campbell. Training will continue each Tuesday and Friday at 7.30pm and on Sundays at 11.00am. All new and returning players who are over the age of 16 and wish to play in Division 2 this year are invited to attend.U5 and U6 Gaelic Games: Under 5s and 6s sessions continues on Saturday mornings at 11.15am sharp in Crana College. The sessions are based on GAA Fundamentals; a Croke Park initiative based on European wide research aimed at bettering your child’s coordination (including hand eye) balance, agility and basic fitness in a fun filled environment. It is also an introduction into the basic skills of Gaelic games This is for children turning 5 or 6 years of age in 2013 and all are welcome. U8 Hurling: U8 Hurling will continue on Wednesday 16th January at 5.30-6.30pm in Crana College. Newcomers are always welcome to come along and learn the basic skills of Hurling in a fun, safe environment.U8 Football: U8 Football will continue on Friday at 6.30pm, new members are always welcome.U12 Football: U12 training will start back on Tuesday 12th of February at 7.00pm. The training times are as follows: Tuesday 7-8pm and Friday 7-8.30pm. Mouthguards are now compulsory for all training as well as matches. Newcomers are always welcome to come along and learn the basic skills of Gaelic football in a fun, safe environment.U12 Hurling: Our U12 Hurlers played the first round of the Derry Donegal indoor airbourne competition in Letterkenny this weekend. There were three games against St. Eunan’s A, Na Magha and Burt A. Buncrana won two games and drew one, which was an excellent result. Good luck to Caolan O’Neill, Cathal Óg Wilson, Liam O’Doherty, Leah Mc Daid, Gavin Deehan, Oisin Kelly and Ryan Hegarty, as they head to Dungiven next week for round two.U14 Hurling: U14 Hurling training takes place on Thursday at 6.00pm and Saturday at 3.00pm. New players are always welcome.Girls Football: Girls football training is on Monday night at 7.00pm sharp. Open to all girls from the ages of 9 to 16 years of age. New players are also welcome. Please bring your own water bottle.Pictures of Sam: Pictures of an evening with Sam Maguire are available for collection at Elite Appliances. For further details please contact John Peter at 0749322600.Coaching: There will be a foundation coaching course taking place in Febuary/March in the club. It involves doing a child protection course for 2 hours on the Friday evening and doing coaching theory and practical for 5 hours on the Saturday. It is a good opportunity for young and old to gain some coaching qualifications, and will be especially useful for younger members who are enrolled on a sports related course at college/university. Lotto: The winning numbers in the lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 28th January in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 8-14-23-32There was no jackpot winner this week, however prizes of €20 go to each of the following participants:Aidan Mc Callum, Cruiskeen LawnSiobhan Mc Cracken, Grianan Park J.D. TrillickCathy Coughlan, 55 Cloncool ParkLee Magee, St. Oran’s RoadClub Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín at [email protected] to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisín at [email protected] by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaa @buncranagaaGAA NEWS: BUNCRANA CLUB NOTES was last modified: February 3rd, 2013 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:buncrana gaa club noteslast_img read more