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Govt wise not to rush charges based on forensic audits – Hunt

first_imgBy Vahnu ManikchandIn light of mounted calls on Government to take actions based on the findings from the forensic audits conducted at several state agencies, Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) of the United States Embassy Bryan Hunt posited that while there needs to be pressure on the State, Government is on the right track by not rushing the process.US Deputy Chief of MissionBryan HuntSpeaking exclusively with Guyana Times, the outgoing diplomat explained that Government was wise not to want to see prosecutions that are going to fail.“They want to make sure that whatever is taken to court by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has the best possible chance to bring those responsible for the crime to justice, which means they want to make sure that they have all the necessary evidence, that they have made sure that SOCU has carried out thorough investigations and can definitively answer the question who is responsible for the problems in the forensic audits,” he remarked.Hunt went on to say that Government should be careful that they do not only get those who were the final persons to sign the paperwork but also look that those who would have gave instructions to do so.“Often times, it is important to ask the question who ordered the person to sign the paperwork, who was the ultimate person responsible and we want to make sure that those authors of the criminal activities are also brought to justice,” he statedAccording to the US Diplomat, there is nothing wrong with civil society pushing Government to move forward, noting that the international community also wants to see this but at the same time, everyone should want the State to move forward in a systematic way that is going to achieve maximum results, that is, all the questions answered and evidence gathered.Moreover, Hunt pointed out that criminal prosecutions take time in Guyana. This, he said, is as a result of resources and requirements in the justice system, which includes many safeguards to ensure that those who are innocent are not wrongly convicted.“So I am not surprised that we are at a point where we don’t have people who are convicted of financial crimes,” he noted.He further explained that in complex investigations such as fraud or money laundering, which is what most of these cases are, one cannot expect that it is going to be completed instantaneously.“Certainly, the Government needed time to do the audits, hire professionals to look into it and then to digest the results of the audits they have received – the reports are not short, they are voluminous and it takes time to go through and read them; even more so, when you are trying to develop a prosecution base upon them,” Hunt stated.The US diplomat noted that while the forensic audits highlights where money should have been and where the holes are, it doesn’t necessarily answers the question of who is responsible for whatever gaps are there and this is where the law enforcement community has to become involved.“I believe the phase that we are in right now is at a point where we are taking the raw results of the forensic audits done by very qualified accounting firms, providing them to the law enforcement agencies like SOCU (Special Organised Crime Unit) who will now going through those audits and determine what charges, if any, should be brought to bear against those responsible for misuse, misappropriated or misdirected funds,” he stressed.However, Hunt noted that it might be some time before persons can begin to see solid criminal prosecutions. He reminded that all law enforcement agencies around the world face human and financial constraints, especially in Guyana where they are now embarking on investigating financial crimes.To this end, he recommitted that the international community stands ready to assist SOCU and other related agencies in carrying out this task. Nevertheless, Hunt is optimistic that these forensic audits will turn into prosecution and those responsible for the misuse, misappropriation of resources will be held accountable.“I think that is very important especially since we are entering into a phase where Guyana is going to have a significantly increased state resource-based that needs to be managed effectively. People need to understand that there cannot be impunity for financial crimes… people need to have that deterrent effect and I think we are going to get there but it’s going to take time,” the US official noted.Finance Minister Winston Jordan has disclosed in December last that Government has spent in excess of $133 million on the audits, and President David Granger had stated his Administration is not ignoring these reports but noted that they may not be sufficiently grave to “bring the house down.”The Head of State noted that these audits would be guides for corrective action to ensure that there is no reoccurrence as well as to ensure that in cases where there is culpability, unlawful behaviour that persons could be brought before the court and if they are found guilty of having committed offences they could be punished.last_img read more

Bale at crossroads after Wales heartbreak

first_img0Shares0000Wales forward Gareth Bale in action during the World Cup qualification match against Austria in September 2017 © AFP/File / Geoff CADDICKCARDIFF, United Kingdom, Oct 10 – A powerless spectator as Wales’s World Cup dreams were crushed by the Republic of Ireland, Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has arrived at a crucial tipping point in his career.Sidelined by the latest in a succession of calf injuries, Bale could only watch forlornly from the stands at Cardiff City Stadium on Monday as Ireland’s 1-0 win gave them a World Cup play-off berth at Wales’s expense. Having turned 28 in July, and with his fortunes tied to a country that last qualified for the World Cup in 1958, Bale has missed out on his best chance of playing at football’s biggest event.He was the undisputed figurehead of Wales’s successful qualifying campaign for Euro 2016 and then starred with three goals as Chris Coleman’s side confounded every expectation by reaching the semi-finals in France.But his injury woes have obliged other players to step up in recent months, with 17-year-old Liverpool forward Ben Woodburn and Derby County’s Tom Lawrence among the unlikely players to have answered the Welsh call.The loss to Ireland leaves Bale and the other members of Wales’s “Golden Generation” contemplating the demotivating thought that Euro 2016 may have been as good as it will ever get for them.Bale can at least console himself that once he has recovered from his latest injury, his place in Coleman’s starting XI will be waiting for him, but the same cannot be said at Madrid.With three Champions League triumphs in the past four seasons, Bale is already arguably Britain’s most successful footballing export, and yet he is under greater pressure at the Bernabeu than ever before.Isco exploited an ankle injury sustained by Bale to move ahead of the Welshman in the pecking order last season and 21-year-old Marco Asensio’s emergence as the new darling of Spanish football has further complicated matters.Bale managed just 19 league appearances last season as Zinedine Zidane’s men streaked to the Spanish league title and has started only four times in the league in the current campaign.– ‘Isolation’ –In a snapshot of his difficulties, he scored a sublime volley on his last outing as Madrid won 3-1 at Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, only to then succumb to the 11th calf injury of his time in Spain.Compounding Bale’s situation is his uncomfortable relationship with Madrid’s fans.He became a firm favourite after his world-record move from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013, his goals in the Copa del Rey and Champions League finals helping him to engrave his name in Madrid folklore in his very first campaign.But he has since become a target of the Bernabeu boo boys, who believe he has benefited from favouritism and reproach him for his failure to learn Spanish.“Bale is beginning his fifth year at Madrid and he still finds it very difficult to express himself in Spanish,” the former Madrid striker and coach Jorge Valdano said earlier this season.“Football is a game of mutual understanding. Isolation in the dressing room also becomes isolation within the team.“There is a big connection between how you adapt socially and how you adapt on the pitch. And you must also say that very few players have had the support, from both the institution and the coaches, that Bale has had.”Bale has received public backing from Zidane and his team-mates and is known to be a favourite of Madrid president Florentino Perez’s.But he continues to be linked with a return to England with Manchester United and having seen Wales’s fairytale three-year journey come to an end, he now finds himself at a crossroads.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Klopp: Injury crisis may force Liverpool into January transfer market

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted the growing injury crisis at Anfield could force the club to spend in the January transfer market.Philippe Coutinho and centre-back Dejan Lovren joined the Reds’ lengthy list of sidelined stars after both suffered hamstring injuries in Tuesday’s 1-0 League Cup semi-final first leg win at Stoke.The latest injury blow leaves Klopp with ten players on the sidelines – at least five of which have hamstring strains – and his only fit centre-back Kolo Toure suffered badly with cramp late on at the Britannia Stadium.Klopp had previously stated he will avoid any purchases in January to allow squad member every chance to impress before he begins to mould his Liverpool team after his first season in charge.But now the German boss admits he hand may have been forced.“In this moment with no centre-back fit I would say it is a situation where we have to think about going into the transfer market,” he said.“Two weeks ago we had three centre-backs, that’s a good situation, at the start of the season we had five, now we have none.“Injuries? Yeah that’s it, we will look at our training! We don’t train, we only recover, that is the situation now? There is no training.“But it’s no problem really. I am responsible for these things and if you want to make me responsible then it’s okay.“We have five hamstrings [Coutinho, Lovren, Martin Skrtel, Jordan Rossiter and Divock Origi plus Daniel Sturridge is still rehabilitating from one] and it’s my responsibility, but it is like it is and we have to see what we can do.”A £5.1million deal has already been lined up for Red Star Belgrade midfielder Marko Grujic, set to be confirmed on Wednesday, but the 19-year-old will immediately be loaned back for the remainder of the season. 1 Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho last_img read more

CONFIRMED: DONEGAL TO DUBLIN AIRLINK TO BE RETAINED

first_imgDONEGAL Airport’s flight service to Dublin is being retained, it was confirmed today.The Department of Transport has signed off on tender documentation – and has contacted the European Commission to allow Aer Arann to continue to operate the route until the tender process is completed in October.The company’s current PSO tender is due to end in a couple of months. It’s great news for local people, tourism and the business sector.Eilis Barrett, Operations Manager for Donegal Airport told donegaldaily.com: “At a meeting this morning between Donegal Airport management and the Department of Transport it was confirmed that PSO and tender notifications for the  PSO air service on the Donegal-Dublin route have been issued from the Department to the European Commission and are expected to be advertised in the Official Journal of the European Communities this month.“The specifications for services and schedules on the route are the same as currently exists (e.g. twice daily to Dublin including morning and evening rotations).“It is anticipated that the new PSO air service will commence in October. In the meantime, the Department of Transport is engaged in discussions with the European Commission concerning the continuity of services on the Donegal-Dublin route until the new PSO air service contract is awarded.” It’s understood Aer Arann will be among those tendering for the route, which is subsidised under Government policy for rural communities.CONFIRMED: DONEGAL TO DUBLIN AIRLINK TO BE RETAINED was last modified: April 5th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

HUGE CROWDS AT RELAY FOR LIFE

first_imgIT’S day two of Relay for Life Donegal – with great entertainment lined up again today.The annual event at LyIT is a celebration of life, those who fought back and those who have gone.Fitness, fun, religion and music are all on the agenda today. So try to get along if you can.Majella and Daniel O’Donnell will be on stage later in the day.The full line-up is below:  HUGE CROWDS AT RELAY FOR LIFE was last modified: June 5th, 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:donegalRelay for Lifelast_img read more

GAA: ALL THE COUNTY DONEGAL WEEKEND RESULTS

first_imgMarley Coach Hire Division FourDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2Venue20-Nov-2011Naomh Padraig Leifear0 – 70 – 9Naomh Padraig-MuffTermonBrian McCormack Sports Division OneDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2Venue20-Nov-2011Glenswilly1 – 140 – 9MalinSean MacCumhaillsMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division TwoDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2Venue20-Nov-2011Glenfin2 – 120 – 7Naomh ColumbaConvoyMcGlynns Resturant Castlefin Division Two ReserveDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2Venue20-Nov-2011KilcarBundoranPairc Tamnaigh KilcarConceded by BundoranCentra Supermarkets Division ThreeDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2Venue20-Nov-2011Naomh Colmcille0 – 60 – 6Naomh MhuirePairc ColmcilleCentra Supermarkets Division Three ReserveDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2Venue20-Nov-2011Naomh Brid2 – 130 – 12St NaulsNaomh Brid20-Nov-2011UrrisAodh RuadhUrris Pairc Ui ChraimhsaighConceded by UrrisMarley Coach Hire Division Four ReserveDateTeam 1ScoreScoreTeam 2Venue19-Nov-2011Red Hughs0 – 60 – 10Naomh UltanRed HughsGAA: ALL THE COUNTY DONEGAL WEEKEND RESULTS was last modified: November 20th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: ALL THE COUNTY DONEGAL WEEKEND RESULTSlast_img read more

SHAY GIVEN JOINS UNIQUE GROUP OF PLAYERS AS IRELAND CAREER PASSES 20-YEAR MARK

first_imgSOCCER’s world governing body FIFA has led tributes to Shay Given on his 20-year career for Ireland – joining an elite group of players to do so.When goalkeeper Shay made his 134th senior appearance for Republic of Ireland in last night’s friendly against Belarus, he joined an exclusive group of players whose international careers have spanned more than 20 years.Now 40, Given’s first international appearance came against Russia on 27 March 1996, meaning Tuesday’s friendly against Belarus saw him surpass two decades’ service for the national team. FIFA also listed other record-holders:World Cup veterans and record-holdersWhen it comes to incredible longevity at international level, one giant name instantly springs to mind: Lothar Matthaus. The 1991 FIFA World Player of the Year, capped 150 times for Germany, made his final international appearance at UEFA EURO 2000, 20 years and six days after making his debut. While he won a plethora of titles and personal honours in his trophy-laden career, captaining his country to the 1990 FIFA World Cup™ remains Matthaus’ personal highlight.“The period around the 1990 World Cup really was the best part of my entire career,” Matthaus told FIFA.com in 2015. “The world’s most talented players were going toe-to-toe in Italy – so many international stars were there. It was only natural having that rivalry and challenge every weekend also made each of us stronger.”While Matthaus maintains the record for the most games played at a FIFA World Cup finals (25), former Ecuador defender Ivan Hurtado boasts the accolade of featuring in the most qualifying matches (72). Like Matthaus, Hurtado’s international career surpassed the 20-year mark, calling it a day in October 2014, over 22 years after making his debut in 1992. “If I’d ever said that I was going to play more World Cup qualifiers than anyone else, they’d have called me crazy,” he said in conversation with FIFA.com in 2015. “I could never have imagined that I’d end up holding the appearance record for such a demanding competition.”An international career spanning 22 years is a truly remarkable feat – but Ecuador’s Hurtado is not the only one who can lay claim to such an achievement. Pat Jennings kept goal for Northern Ireland 119 times between 1964 and 1986, becoming the then-oldest player at a FIFA World Cup in his final game against Brazil at Mexico 86, aged 41.“I started in 1964 and waited until 1982 before we qualified for the World Cup,” the former Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur shot-stopper said.“We had a great set-up at that time, we just did not give goals away. It was important we didn’t give goals away because we didn’t score many of them.”Jennings’ record as the World Cup’s oldest player was eventually surpassed by Cameroon’s Roger Milla at USA 1994 and then later by Colombia goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon at Brazil 2014, who both had international careers that surpassed the 20-year mark.“It’s an honour for me to be here,” Mondragon, after becoming the oldest player to feature at the World Cup at 43 years and three days, told FIFA.com in 2014. “In claiming this record I’m a person who embodies Colombian football and Colombian football history.” Other World Cup veterans whose senior international careers spanned over 20 years include goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer, who featured for Australia from 1993 to 2003, and Hossam Hassan, Egypt’s all-time leading scorer, who amassed his 68 goals between 1985 and 2006. “Playing in the World Cup is the dream of every player,” Hossam, who represented the Pharaohs at Italy 1990, told FIFA.com in 2013. “There aren’t words for what I experienced then.”European evergreensWhen it comes to Liechtenstein’s football records, Mario Frick rules supreme. The country’s all-time record goalscorer and appearance holder, former Verona and Basel striker Frick brought an end to his international career in 2015, 21 years and 351 days after making his debut in 1993. “It was an emotional, perfect farewell,” Frick said after his final appearance for his country last year.Like Frick, Finnish football legend Jari Litmanen also holds the accolade of recording the most caps and goals for his country over a 21-year period. Regarded as one of the finest players never to reach a major international tournament, the attacking midfielder turned out 137 times for Finland, netting 32 goals.While he lifted a multitude of major trophies at club level for giants such as Ajax and Liverpool, claiming a combined four European titles at those clubs, Litmanen was never able to showcase his talents on the biggest international stages due to Finland’s failure to qualify for a major international tournament.“I always felt great pride in wearing my country’s colours and always strove to give everything to lead them as high as possible. It just wasn’t enough,” said Litmanen, speaking to FIFA.com in December 2015. “Many of my team-mates took part in European Championships and World Cups; I consoled myself as best I could, by telling myself that at least I had a holiday.” SHAY GIVEN JOINS UNIQUE GROUP OF PLAYERS AS IRELAND CAREER PASSES 20-YEAR MARK was last modified: June 1st, 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:20-year recordFIFAShay Givenlast_img read more

DELIGHT AS PADDY MCSHANE WINS BOXING TITLE IN THE UK

first_imgPaddy McShane pictured with coached Eamon Duffy and Eddie Harkin.BOXING: Paddy McShane again reiterated why many are tipping him for the top, as he won another title, this time in the UK. McShane, coached by the experienced duo of Eamon Duffy and Eddie Harkin boxed superbly at the event in Hull, England.The Donegal boxer was part of an Ulster representative team that attended the prestigious tournament. McShane was superb throughout the competition and delivered a series of assured and controlled displays.That consistency ensured he took home the Hull Box Cup back to Letterkenny, to add to the collection he has already won in his short but thus far successful career.DELIGHT AS PADDY MCSHANE WINS BOXING TITLE IN THE UK was last modified: June 28th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:boxingPaddy McShaneSportUKlast_img read more

Championship 2018/19: How the table would look based on every club’s home form

first_img huge blow Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Leeds United players celebrate scoring one of their 13 goals at Elland Road this season. They have won only won four of their matches at Elland Road, drawing three and losing the other, which while not being bad, is hardly going to win them the title.But who would be top of the division if the table was based solely on every Championship sides’ home form? Find out below… REPLY MONEY 11. Birmingham CityP | 9 | W 3 | D 6 | L 0 | GF 16 | GA 11 | GD +5 | Points 1512. Aston VillaP | 8 | W 4 | D 3 | L 1 | GF 15 | GA 10 | GD +5 | Points 1513. RotherhamP | 8 | W 4 | D 3 | L 1 | GF 10 | GA 7 | GD +3 | Points 1514. Swansea CityP | 8 | W 4 | D 2 | L 2 | GF 13 | GA 7 | GD +6 | Points 1415. MillwallP | 8 | W 4 | D 2 | L 2 | GF 15 | GA 11 | GD +4 | Points 14 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 5 1. West Bromwich AlbionPlayed | 9 | Won 6 | Drawn 1 | Lost 2 | Goals For 26 | Goals Against 13 | Points +13 | Points 192. Sheffield UnitedP | 9 | W 5 | D 3 | L 1 | GF 16 | GA 9 | GD +7 | Points 183. MiddlesbroughP | 9 | W 5 | D 3 | L 1 | GF 10 | GA 3 | GD +7 | Points 184. Norwich CityP | 9 | W 6 | D 0 | L 3 | GF 14 | GA 12 | GD +2 | Points 18 5. BrentfordP | 8 | W 5 | D 2 | L 1 | GF 16 | GA 6 | GD +10 | Points 176. Wigan AthleticP | 8 | W 5 | D 2 | L 1 | GF 11 | GA 7 | GD +4 | Points 177. Derby CountyP | 9 | W 5 | D 2 | L 2 | GF 14 | GA 11 | GD +3 | Points 178. Queens Park RangersP | 9 | W 5 | D 1 | L 3 | GF 12 | GA 9 | GD +3 | Points 169. Nottingham ForestP | 9 | W 4 | D 4 | L 1 | GF 11 | GA 8 | GD +3 | Points 1610. Leeds UnitedP | 8 | W 4 | D 3 | L 1 | GF 13 | GA 5 | GD +8 | Points 15 BEST OF Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ ADVICE 5 5 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED Latest Football Storiescenter_img Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Kemar Roofe celebrates scoring against Nottingham Forest. REVEALED 5 16. Blackburn RoversP | 9 | W 3 | D 5 | L 1 | GF 10 | GA 9 | GD +1 | Points 1417. Preston North EndP | 8 | W 3 | D 3 | L 2 | GF 18 | GA 14 | GD +4 | Points 1218. Bristol CityP | 9 | W 3 | D 2 | L 4 | GF 9 | GA 9 | GD 0 | Points 1119. Stoke CityP | 8 | W 3 | D 2 | L 3 | GF 8 | GA 8 | GD 0 | Points 11 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 5 Millwall players celebrate no dice shining Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Sometimes, no matter how hard they try, football teams can’t quite get it right on home soil.With wins and good football expected, it can be hard to get the balance right and high-flying Leeds are just one of those teams who aren’t quite clicking. REVEALED Stoke City star Peter Crouch 20. ReadingP | 9 | W 3 | D 1 | L 5 | GF 14 | GA 13 | GD +1 | Points 1021. Sheffield WednesdayP | 8 | W 2 | D 4 | L 2 | GF 11 | GA 14 | GD -3 | Points 1022. Hull CityP | 8 | W 2 | D 2 | L 4 | GF 7 | GA 9 | GD -2 | Points 823. Bolton WanderersP | 9 | W 2 | D 1 | L 6 | GF 5 | GA 13 | GD -8 | Points 724. Ipswich TownP | 8 | W 0 | D 6 | L 2 | GF 6 | GA 10 | GD -4 | Points 6last_img read more

COUNTDOWN ON WITH JUST TWO WEEKS LEFT TO NORTH WEST 10K

first_imgNorth West 10k Chairperson James Boyle with Canon Stewart Wright of the Conwal Parish Church Restoration Committee and Mick Lagan Chairperson of the Letterkenny Branch of the Dyslexia Association of IrelandWith just two weeks to go now to the 18th North West 10k charity road race and walk the momentum is building rapidly for an event that has been attracting an average of 3,000 participants in recent years. The organizing committee is encouraging as many people as possible to either enter on-line or at the 10k office based at Letterkenny Community Centre, which opens on Tuesday evening, April 29th.The charity race and walk, which is once again being sponsored by the DonegalDaily.com and Brian McCormick Sports & Leisure has raised over €650,000 for 19 charities since 1997. The two benefiting charities this year are the Letterkenny Branch of the Dyslexia Association of Ireland and the Conwal Parish Church Restoration Committee.North West 10k committee members Paddy Bond and Neilly McDaid with Valerie Bright and Hilary Moore from the Conwal Parish Church Restoration CommitteeDyslexia Association Chairperson Mick Lagan says his members are delighted to have been selected to be one of the two main beneficiaries from this year’s event. The organization has been an ‘associate charity’ of the 10k for past four years.The local Dyslexia branch has been existence for 19 years and provides professional tuition to help children with reading and writing. Currently they have 45 pupils on their books at night classes in the LYIT funded fully by voluntary contributions. It costs around €40,000 a year to keep the teaching service going.The Conwal Parish Church Committee has to raise over €100,000 which will go towards essential works on the restoration of the tower and spire at the Church which is located opposite St. Eunan’s Cathedral. The two main charities have been working closely on range of fundraising initiatives over past month to maximize their revenue return from the North West 10k. Chairperson James Boyle has again emphasized that ensuring safety is first and foremost in the minds of the organizers when it comes to hosting an event that attracts on average of 3,000 participants annually. With that key objective in mind the expertise of Council engineer Charlie Kerr has been central to the development of a comprehensive road safety statement and traffic management plan which has been updated again for this year’s charity race and walk. Sponsorship cards to raise funds for the 10k charities are available by dropping in to the Letterkenny Chamber, Grand Central Complex, Canal Road or ring 9124866 for more details. For further details go to www.northwest10.com.Gerald McLaughlin and Mick Lagan from the Letterkenny Branch of the Dyslexia Association of Ireland withNorth West 10k committee members Bernie Brennan, Brendan McDaid and Grace Boyle COUNTDOWN ON WITH JUST TWO WEEKS LEFT TO NORTH WEST 10K was last modified: April 20th, 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:donegalletterkennyNorth West 10klast_img read more