5 honored for positive roles in community

first_imgLOS ANGELES – Community leader Dionicio Morales led a group of five people honored by the Hispanic Outreach Taskforce at the 13th annual Positive Image Awards at the Omni Hotel in Los Angeles on Thursday. Also receiving Positive Image Awards were film producer Moctesuma Esparza, former Rio Hondo College President Rose Marie Joyce, financial planner and author Louis Barajas and Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Pete Espinosa. George Ramirez, vice president of Union Bank, was honorary chairman at the event; KABC reporter Sid Garcia served as master of ceremonies. “The purpose is to promote education in the Latino family and to identify possible role models for our youth,” said Mary Romero, executive director of HOT. Morales of Pico Rivera was an activist in the 1960s and began his career fighting on behalf of farm workers during the brasero era. In 1963, he founded the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation to provide job training and social services to low-income Mexican Americans. Esparza was recognized with the entertainment award. Some of his films include “The Milagro Beanfield War” in 1988, “Selena” in 1997, and most recently “Walkout,” based on the 1968 East L.A. walkouts. Barajas, winner in the business category, is a nationally recognized expert on small-business issues. Joyce and Espinosa were recognized for their many outstanding contributions to the local Latino community. HOT was established in 1989 with Romero being one of the founders. “I had lived in Whittier for 20 years and I knew of a lot of resources that people couldn’t access,” Romero said. “We felt compelled to help them out.” HOT activities include health fairs, parent education conferences and scholarships for local youth. This year, HOT awarded 13 $1,000 scholarships to high school students in the Whittier and Rio Hondo College areas. For the first time they also awarded scholarships to students starting their second year in college. This year’s scholarship recipients were: Daisy Arias, Pioneer High; Elizabeth Belman, Pioneer High; Bruno Benavides, La Serna High; Cory Calderon, La Serna High; Jenevieve Chavira, California High; Elizabeth Gutierrez, Santa Fe High; Ana Hernandez, Santa Fe High; Justin Ibey, California High; Ian Jimenez, Whittier High; Maria Padilla, El Rancho High; Giovanni Quevado, Whittier High; Vanessa Rios, California High; and David Talavera, El Rancho High. College students receiving scholarships were: Jessica Carrillo, UCLA/Whittier High School, $5,000; and Sonia Guevara, Whittier College/La Serna High School, $3,000. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Pictures: It wasn’t just Liverpool fans unhappy at the Emirates…

first_img 3 CLICK THE ARROW TO SEE MORE PROTEST IMAGES There were a lot of dissatisfied fans at the Emirates on Saturday and it wasn’t just deflated Kopites who wanted their voices heard.While on the pitch Arsenal ran out 4-1 winners over Liverpool in a match that could prove pivotal in their Champions League aspirations, off it both sets of supporters wanted to have their say at the current cost of football.Fans held up banners outside of the stadium and during the match to bring to attention a pretty sensitive issue in the modern game.Click the arrow to see more banners. 3 CLICK THE ARROW TO SEE MORE PROTEST IMAGES 3 CLICK THE ARROW TO SEE MORE PROTEST IMAGES last_img read more

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PRINGLE TACKLES GILMORE OVER HOSPITAL TREATMENT FOR DONEGAL PATIENTS

first_imgThomas Pringle TD has today criticised the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore on the refusal of Dublin hospitals to treat patients from outside their catchment area due to funding issues by the HSE.Speaking to Gilmore today at Leaders’ Questions, the Independent TD for Donegal South West stated that: “Over the last few months a policy has emerged in the Dublin hospitals that is preventing seriously ill people from getting treatment. Patients who were being treated for serious illnesses that require specialist treatment which is only available at these hospitals are now being refused treatment because they are not from the catchment area of the hospital.“It appears that the hospitals are not being funded by the HSE for these treatments because the patients live in a certain part the country and are now being forced to cease treating these patients. “One young woman from Donegal has been refused treatment in St Vincent’s Hospital. The hospital removed a spinal stimulator from her back for an MRI scan and has now refused to replace it because they say they have no funding for it as she’s not from the catchment area of the hospital. This is utter madness,” stated Pringle“The Minister for Health talks about ‘money following the patient’.The Labour party says it has a policy for universal health care to ensure that everyone receives timely treatment.How can Labour ever hope to achieve a universal health care system when they can’t even provide treatment for people just because of where they come from? Is this the type of treatment that Irish people can look forward to under Labour’s Way?”“The whole situation is ludicrous and is outright discrimination against these people. This matter must be addressed immediately,” stated Pringle  PRINGLE TACKLES GILMORE OVER HOSPITAL TREATMENT FOR DONEGAL PATIENTS was last modified: May 24th, 2012 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:PRINGLE TACKLES GILMORE OVER HOSPITAL TREATMENT FOR DONEGAL PATIENTSlast_img read more

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MAN STILL BEING QUIZZED AFTER DISCOVERY OF BODIES OF ELDERLY COUPLE IN CARNDONAGH TRAGEDY

first_imgThe removal of the remains of Jimmy and Kathleen Cuddity from their Carndonagh home last night. Pic copyright of North West News Pix.Gardai continue to question a 42 year old man following the discovery of two bodies yesterday.Jimmy and Kathleen Cuddity were found dead at their home in Churchtown just after 9am.The man is due to be released around 6pm following a number of breaks during his planned 24 hour period of detention. He is being questioned under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act and is being interviewed at Buncrana Garda station.Nobody else has been arrested in connection with the deaths.Among the items recovered at the scene was an axe.Officials from the State Pathologist’s office at the couple’s home last night. Pic copyright of North West News Pix.The couple, who were in their 70s, are survived by their four grown-up children including sons Julian, James and daughters Delila and Maureen. Jimmy was a retired maths teacher who was very well-known in the area while wife Maureen was a retired nurse.Jimmy was originally from Kilkenny, but had lived in Donegal for decades wife while Maureen was from the area.The dead man was a maths and technology teacher at Carndonagh Community School.Local county councillor Martin McDermott said the entire area was just numb with sadness and grief.Cllr McDermott (FF) was a past pupil of Mr Cuddihy. “Like everyone else I am just numb and in shock at what has happened in Carndonagh today.“They were a lovely, quiet couple with a lovely family. For something like this to happen is just surreal. It’s like a dream.“I was a pupil of Mr Cuddity for three years and he was a lovely man and a very good teacher.“They were a very respected family and our hearts just go out to them at this time. “You hear of things like this happening in big cities but not in a place like this in rural Ireland.“Anybody I have spoken to just cannot believe it either.“But this is a very tightly-knit community and we will gather around the family at this time,” he said.Staff at the popular Tul na Ri Bar in Carndonagh are devastated as Jimmy would have called their most days.“Jimmy was a really lovely man. I didn’t know his wife at all.“He would come in most days and would have a wee whiskey and a chat or sometimes he would just have coffee.“He gave me maths grinds and he was a really good teacher. It’s just awful that something like this has happened,” said a member of staff at the bar.Gardai were posted at both entrances to the house on the Buncrana Road yesterday, which is about 500 yards from the town.A garda cordon was lifted occasionally as distraught relatives arrived at the scene – the sound of loud weeping breaking the silence on the country roadway.A young man left a floral tribute at the entrance to the house just before noon.People passing the scene on foot and in cars blessed themselves.At around 2pm four detectives arrived at the scene of the murders.A short time later Greencastle-based priest Fr George McLaughlin arrived at the scene.He attended the scene as local priest Fr Con McLaughlin is away in Spain on holidays.After spending a period of time inside the house, Fr McLaughlin emerged and briefly addressed reporters.“This is a great tragedy and a great loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time,” he said.It is believed the family all attended a recent family wedding and nothing suggested there was anything wrong in the house.Another neighbour, who asked not to be named, said she saw Mrs Cuddity at mass at the weekend.“She was a quiet lady and she was at mass as usual. They were in their twilight years and it’s just so sad to think that their lives were ended in this way,” she added.MAN STILL BEING QUIZZED AFTER DISCOVERY OF BODIES OF ELDERLY COUPLE IN CARNDONAGH TRAGEDY was last modified: October 24th, 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:CarndonaghChurchtowndonegalJimmy CuddityKathleen Cudditymurderedlast_img read more

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Flood-clearing and protection equipment now in stock at Watson Hire

first_imgWatson Hire has a large range of stock available to deliver to people who have been affected by overnight flooding.Have you been affected? Watson Hire have it sorted.The leading hire company serving Donegal and the northwest have items ready to assist those working to clear waters from homes, properties, laneways and land. There is a wide-ranging stock of Dehumidifiers, Wet Vacs, Pumps, Heaters and Sand bags available today.ebac dehumidifierjefferson vacsandbagsdraper 102 heaterThe company delivers county wide and are approved by all insurance companies.For fast efficient service call NOW on 074 91 67777Visit Watson Hire on Facebook here. Flood-clearing and protection equipment now in stock at Watson Hire was last modified: August 23rd, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:Watson Hirelast_img read more

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John Downey given leave to appeal extradition

first_imgCreeslough man John Downey has been granted leave to appeal the decision to extradite him to Northern Ireland.Downey, 67, whose trial for the IRA’s Hyde Park bombing collapsed in controversy five years ago, is wanted by prosecutors in Northern Ireland over the murders of two soldiers in 1972.Downey was arrested at his home in Creeslough last October under a European Arrest Warrant after authorities in Northern Ireland determined they had sufficient evidence to charge him with the murders of Lance Corporal Alfred Johnston, 32, and Private James Eames, 33. The soldiers died in a car bomb attack in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh in August 1972.RTTE reports that Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly said she granted the appeal to test whether it is an abuse of process.Garnet Orange SC, for Downey, told the court: “There is a larger picture that simply cannot be ignored and this is one that must be dealt with in the context of whether public interest is best served in the surrender of Mr Downey.“For instance, the trial in the UK in 2014 was stopped on the grounds it would be contrary to public interest to allow it to proceed. “It’s hard to see how the public interest could really be any different from the public interest that the applicant raises.”John Downey given leave to appeal extradition was last modified: March 6th, 2019 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:CreesloughdonegalextraditionHIGH COURTJohn Downeylast_img read more

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Donegal singer Enya is worth how much?

first_imgShe rarely performs live and hasn’t had a number one in the UK for more than two decades.But that hasn’t stopped Donegal singer Enya from continuing to amass an absolute fortune.The Orinoco Flow star is now worth an incredible €125M. And the star is now ranked as the 28th richest music millionaire in Britain according to the upcoming Sunday Times Rich List.Enya, 56, was spotted partying last week when her niece was chosen as the Donegal Mary for the upcoming Mary From Dungloe.Donegal singer Enya is worth how much? was last modified: May 9th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:EnyaRich ListSunday Timeswealthlast_img read more

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The President’s Award boosts the role of the youth

first_imgMore than 50,000 young South Africans have enrolled in The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment over the past decade. It requires participants to make an impact in their communities.Says Nicola Stevenson, Grade 11: “The most challenging part of the President’s Award for me was to put myself out of my comfort zone. Basically I just saw the world a little differently, from a new perspective, one I was glad about and I will try to keep.” Seen here are award winners, The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment organisers, and former Miss South Africa, Ntandoyenkosi Kunene at an awards ceremony in Mpumalanga in March 2017. (Image supplied)Melissa JavanOver the past decade, more than 19,000 young South Africans have completed all the levels required in The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment (TPA) programme. They received gold, silver or bronze certificates for completing it.A total of 1,555 young people have received their gold certificate.The certificate, which shows that a participant has completed the TPA levels, can be used as a reference in a curriculum vitae. The certificate can also be used to apply for bursaries.An awards ceremony was held earlier this month at Penryn College in Nelspruit. At the event, 61 people from eight award units in Mpumalanga received bronze and silver awards. Of these, 49 were bronze and 12 were silver. Both these levels took a minimum of six months to complete.An international accoladeThe TPA programme is affiliated to The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award for Young People. Both programmes are open to all people between the ages of 14 and 24.The TPA is a full member of the International Award Foundation. It oversees the award programme in more than 140 countries, of which 25 are in Africa. There are more than one million active participants internationally.At each level of The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment, participants have to undertake an adventurous journey. Pictured is a group on their way to a hiking expedition. (Image supplied)The programmeIn the past 10 years, 56,000 people have enrolled in the programme.It was established as The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award for Young People in 1956 in the United Kingdom by Prince Phillip. It was introduced in South Africa in 1983 as the Gold Shield Award, and was re-launched as The President’s Award in 1994, with Nelson Mandela as its founding patron in chief.The TPA offers 14- to 24-year-olds an opportunity to develop character, discover their purpose and determine their future in building a better South Africa, says Nkagare Makhudu, head of the programme.“It is a balanced, non-competitive challenge for young people implemented in schools, institutions of higher learning, community youth facilities, residential child care centres including homes and secure care centres, as well as correctional centres.”It provides a framework for non-formal education and experiential learning opportunities to help youth discover talents that do not necessarily show up in a classroom, he says.The TPA also encourages:Personal discovery and growth;Self-reliance;Discipline;Responsibility;Service to the community.“We have more than 600 adult volunteer leaders, known as award leaders, who serve as coaches or mentors to participants in various award units.”The Mpumalanga awardsThe awards programme is run throughout the country. At the Mpumalanga ceremony the awardees were from a number of schools:Bronze awardees:Penryn College – 1Sitintile Secondary – 19Sabane Secondary – 10Mthombo Secondary – 7Lowveld High – 2Mamkhulu.org – 5Fundinjobo – 5Silver awardees:Penryn College – 1Mamkhulu.org – 9Uplands College – 2Each of them received a badge and a certificate signed by President Jacob Zuma, who is the present patron in chief, and Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.The certificates were handed out by Chris Erasmus, the Penryn College headmaster; Miss South Africa, Ntandoyenkosi (Nthando) Kunene; the TPA’s Makhudu; and Dineo Matsheka, the TPA programme manager for Mpumalanga.Programme criteriaParticipants must complete four sections at each level to achieve their bronze, silver or gold awards. The four sections are community service, skills development, physical recreation and adventurous journey within a group. At gold level, participants complete a residential project as well.Community service, for example, would be to visit people in need and deliver a domestic task.Participants can only be awarded once they fulfil all the requirements for that particular level; they must submit a signed portfolio of evidence.Donors or sponsors are needed for sustainability, says Makhudu. “Partnerships are crucial for creating shared value.“To administer implementation of the award programme is costly as it requires programme managers to travel from one region to another or conduct site or unit visits, to organise training of award leaders, and to take participants on adventurous journeys.”Other costs include printing and issuing of certificates and badges.Participants pay to be on the programme. “However, we have participants from under-resourced organisations or schools who normally don’t pay or pay a very little amount they can afford.“It costs The President’s Award between R1,000 and R1,500 to administer the involvement of each participant.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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Ohio Soybean Council announces Board of Trustees election

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) Board of Trustees has five district seats up for election this year. All eligible candidates interested in running for the OSC Board must obtain at least 15 valid signatures on the petition available at www.soyohio.org.OSC is the Qualified State Soybean Board for Ohio and manages state soybean checkoff dollars. The OSC Board is made up of farmer volunteers who direct the investments of checkoff dollars to improve the profitability of Ohio soybean farmers.Districts up for election are:District 1: Fulton, Henry, Lucas, and Williams Counties incumbent Todd Hesterman is eligible to run for another termDistrict 2: Erie, Ottawa, Sandusky, and Wood Counties incumbent Nathan Eckel is eligible to run for another termDistrict 5: Allen, Hancock, and Putnam Counties incumbent Bill Bateson is eligible to run for another termDistrict 9: Delaware, Marion, Morrow, and Union Counties incumbent Bret Davis is term-limitedDistrict 13: Adams, Brown, Clermont, Clinton, Highland, and Warren Counties incumbent Amy Sigg Davis is term-limitedAll petitions must be submitted to the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) by mail, and must be postmarked no later than July 6, and received by ODA no later than July 13, 2018. To be eligible for election to the OSC Board, you must live in a county in the districts listed, and be a soybean producer engaged in the growing of soybeans in the State of Ohio, who owns or shares the ownership and risk of loss of soybeans at any time during the three year period immediately preceding November 15 of the current year.  Eligible producers who have contributed to the soybean checkoff and have submitted a petition with the signatures of 15 other eligible soybean producers who reside in the respective district shall be determined by ODA as candidates for election. OSC Trustees serve one term of three years, and may be elected to serve up to three consecutive terms.For questions, please contact Kirk Merritt, OSC Executive Director, at kmerritt@soyohio.org.last_img read more

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12Seconds Launches New iPhone App: Video Voicemail for Twitter and Facebook

first_img12seconds just launched 12mail, the company’s newest iPhone app. 12mail is basically a video messaging app with a focus on person-to-person video messaging for Facebook and Twitter. The free app uses Apple’s push notification system to alert users of incoming messages, which, true to the company’s name, can’t be longer than 12 seconds. Just like 12cast, 12seconds’s other iPhone app, this new app doesn’t require users to have a 12seconds account and will simply work with a user’s Twitter and Facebook contact list. While 12seconds’s earlier app was simply focused on sending videos to Twitter, 12mail now gives users the ability to send videos directly to their friends.The app works on all iPhones, including 1st generation phones, though it can obviously not send video messages from any other device but the 3GS. Users with 1st generation iPhones and the iPhone 3G can send a picture and record an audio message on top of that. It’s also important to note that while 12mail supports both Twitter and Facebook, it does treat the two networks differently. On Twitter, 12mail will send direct messages to all the recipients. On Facebook, these messages will appear on a user’s wall. Receivers who don’t use the app can use a webcam and reply from 12seconds.tv’s web service. While testing the app over the last few days, it pretty much worked as advertised. Messages arrived right in the app and as Twitter DMs and then played back smoothly in the iPhone’s built-in video player. If you want to start to record a video, just flip the phone to the left and it will bring up the recorder (you can also just press a button, of course). One feature that makes the app especially easy to use is the easy to use contacts manager that allows you to set up a group of ‘favorites’ – something that comes in very handy when you follow a few hundred Twitter users.Video Voicemail Over Twitter & FacebookThere are, of course, already lots of other mobile and web-based services that can post videos to Twitter, but very few of them focus on actual person-to-person communication. With push notifications and the use of Twitter DMs, 12mail feels more like an email app than just another way to send videos to Twitter or Facebook. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#mobile#news#Video Services#web frederic lardinois The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologycenter_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …last_img read more

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