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Petron targets roaring start vs Sta. Lucia; Foton, Generika-Ayala face off

first_imgSea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Powerhouse Petron takes the first step back to the crown when it clashes with a souped-up Sta. Lucia Realty squad as the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix fires off Saturday at the Ynares Sports Arena.ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer MOST READ Battle starts at 4 p.m. with the Blaze Spikers looking to come up with a roaring start in a bid to finally reclaim the title in the tough club tourney.Foton and Generika-Ayala will also gun for their first victory when they clash in the 2 p.m. first game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAlthough the import-flavored conference gets underway with its first two matches, the league will have its formal opening ceremonies at the Sta. Rosa City Sports Complex on Feb. 24 where all eight teams will join in the traditional parade of colors.After losing in the finals for three straight years, the Blaze Spikers hope to finally conquer the title in what is billed as the most prestigious, most competitive women’s volleyball tourney in the country. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Singson assumes shooting ass’n presidency; Fernandez assails ‘brazen takeover’ LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:27Foton, Branislav ready for PSL’s biggest conference00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano American spikers Lindsay Stalzer and Hillary Hurley and Japanese libero Yuri Fukuda will be back to power the Blaze Spikers, who will parade the same core of Mika Reyes, Aiza Maizo-Pontillas, Frances Molina and Rhea Dimaculangan.Team additions include middle blocker Luth Malaluan, setter Angelica Legacion and libero Pia Gaiser, who will debut in the tournament after suffering a knee injury in her final playing year for University of the Philippines in the UAAP.“We will do our best to step up this year,” said Petron coach Shaq Delos Santos, whose wards were on the verge of winning the title before completely fading against a tough F2 Logistics side in the best-of-three finals showdown of last year’s Grand Prix.“Our goal is to finally win the title this year. We haven’t won the Grand Prix crown since 2014 and I can say that we’re all hungry and ready to win.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedlast_img read more

ODLIB Educates Adolescent Girls on Teenage Pregnancy, Others

first_imgA local Non-governmental Organization, One Dream Liberia Incorporated (ODLIB) has conducted a one day Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop for adolescent girls on the danger of teenage pregnancy, negative peer pressure and rape as well as teen prostitution and drugs abuse.The event took place in the slum community of New Kru Town where many of the young people of the area are highly affected by those negative vices that eventually destroy the future. The workshop, which was held recently in the Township, brought together over 30 adolescent girls and young women from 12 communities in the area.In her keynote address, Naomi Falika, who proxy on behalf of the president of the Liberia Women Media Action Committee (LIWOMAC), Estella Nelson; said the program is an awarding one which young people (girl) need to take advantage of.According to her, teen age pregnancy, peer pressure and drug abuse are affecting Liberian gradually and it is now time that young people be educated on these things.Ms. Falika also noted that these things are gradually destroying Liberia and its leading young girls to have babies at an early age.However, Ms. Falika said that the government and other international partners need to create more awareness for these young people, adding that if prompt action is not taking Liberia will left vulnerable without future leader of this country.She then expressed her gratitude to the organizer for such a brilliant program which was meant to spotlight these issues to them.Speaking earlier, the founder and executive director of One Dream Liberia, Emmanuel B. Lavelah, who gives the overview of the program, said the organization first started operating in 2001, Accra, Ghana, was known as Liberia dance troupeAccording him, the aimed of the organizational is to create awareness of the richness of the Liberia cultural heritage and to educate young people on issues that are undermining their development.Mr. Lavaleh said that they first started with the culture awareness and later on they added another component of the program, including the health sector, peace and as well as computer educations.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Jagdeo urges supporters to fight injustices lawfully

first_img…confident about a PPP win at 2020 elections…Harmon insists coalition will govern past 2020By Michael YoungeIn two years, Guyanese will once again have the opportunity to exercise their franchise and either maintain the status quo or create a new political situation in the country when the 2020 General and Regional Elections are constitutionally due.But Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is maintaining that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will emerge victorious at those polls once its leadership remains focused on addressing the concerns of the Guyanese public while fighting the increasing levels of injustices committed against hard-working and ordinary Guyanese citizens by the ruling A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance ForOpposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoChange Government.Protecting the working classJagdeo, addressing a gathering at a meeting in La Bonne Intention (LBI), East Coast of Demerara on Thursday said the PPP was a strong and patient party. He said it understood the importance of struggle and perseverance in politics, especially when those who are wielding executive authority are abusing their power and engaging in unconstitutional and illegal acts which place the future of the country on a whole at risk.The Opposition Leader explained that the PPP fought against the dictatorship ofMinister of State Joseph Harmonformer Prime Minister and President Forbes Burnham during the tenure of the People’s National Congress and it was successful despite attempts to silence the party and divide it during its early years. He said the PPP was ready to struggle again to protect the rights of all of the working-class people of this country, even though the times are different. Jagdeo told the gathering that his party only required that they remain focused and united over the next two years.“For many years, we thought that we had struggled enough and the freedoms we enjoyed would always be there forever but we have to get back to the struggle… and if we fought 28 years of dictatorship, we can fight dictatorship again and we will win,” he said to loud applause from the attentive crowd.Get registeredThe PPP General Secretary then urged all those present to get themselves organised, either individually or in groups over the coming weeks in order toA section of the gathering at LBIensure that their names were on the National Voters List (NVL). He said they must also play a role in ensuring that every member of their family, who met the eligibility for registration, according to the laws and rules outlined by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), got registered.Jagdeo said it was important that those who faced issues at the last General Elections ironed out whatever problems they had now whether it was securing transfers or effecting changes to their misspelt names.“There is no room for complacency. We must help our brothers and sisters get registered and remain on the Voters List. We must also ensure that we work as a community to resist any illegality or threat our rights. No one will walk over us. We must defend the gains we have made over these last 23 years at the local level,” the PPP General Secretary said.He also underscored the importance of the community and others along the sugar belt supporting those workers who were dismissed or made redundant by Government and the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo).“Get them on the Voters List. Let them go and sort out their issues now. Make sure they are all registered to vote. We all need to work together and quietly because the next election is important,” he remarked.Jagdeo believed that his party’s multi-ethnic composition and multi-ethnic approach to politics would see it being re-elected to Government. He insisted that the PPP’s track record in almost every area of Government outshines the coalition Government’s performance to date.He maintained that the country was going under and backwards because of the lack of vision on the part of the David Granger led-Administration and their love for corruption and extravagance.“Ordinary citizens matter. Democracy belongs to them. But the APNU believes that they alone have a right to sovereignty. The ballots of citizens matter and they will learn this. They may have succeeded in fooling people once but now no longer is fooled now and we are seeing their true colours”, he said passionately.APNU winBut Minister of State and APNU General Secretary Joseph Harmon in an invited comment shared a different view about who may win the next General and Regional Elections. “Based on how we see things and the way in which the population is now responding, we will be here beyond 2020.” He was asked about the plans for expending the monies that would from the oil and gas sectors at the beginning of 2020. Again, he touted the coalition securing of the “good life” for the people through a number of projects which he did not name or describe specifically.last_img read more

Block-maker denies stealing cellphone, granted bail

first_imgAlex Beresford of Depot Dam, Swan Street, Malgre Tout, West Bank Demerara (WBD) was on Thursday arraigned at the Wales Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stealing a Samsung Galaxy mobile phone worth $45,000, property of David Singh.Police state that the incident occurred on December 23, 2017.The accused, who works as a block-maker, entered a not-guilty plea when the charge was read to him by Magistrate Rushell Liverpool. The court heard that Beresford was previously charged for committing an offence similar in nature, but was found not guilty at the end of the trail.The prosecution had no objection to bail being granted, and as such, the accused was released on $25,000 bail. He will make his next court appearance at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court on June 11, when a report on the matter will be presented.The 20-year-old man was unrepresented.last_img read more

Criminal charges filed against 3 more Govt Ministers

first_img…over controversial D’Urban Park ProjectClose to one week after private criminal charges were filed against two Government Ministers, the Opposition on Monday moved to the courts to file charges against three other Ministers in the coalition Government in relation to the controversial D’Urban Park Project.The private criminal charges were filed against Finance Minister Winston Jordan; Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson and Public Service Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine by former Attorney General Anil Nandlall, as the Attorney and Opposition Member of Parliament (MP) Juan Edghill as an applicant.The charges against the Ministers alleged a breach of the Procurement Act in relation to the expenditure of $906 million in public funds to a private company, Homestretch Development Inc for the construction of the controversial D’Urban Park Project, which has been a contentious issue for some time now.Jordan and Patterson have been jointly charged with misconduct and abuse of public trust for having allegedly authorised the payment, while Dr Roopnaraine, who was a director of the company, has been charged with alleged misconduct and the abuse of public trust for having received in his capacity as director the $906 million in public funds while serving as Minister.The $1 billion project has been cloaked in secrecy and has been considered to be a highly corrupt deal. The public was kept in the dark over the source of financing and the process by which contractors were selected. But after months of intense pressure from the Opposition, a motion was eventually presented in the National Assembly which forced Government to present all facts about the project.It was revealed that a special company was set up to manage the project by collecting donations from the public, both monetary and otherwise (materials and services). At first, Government had pumped $400 million into the project and eventually more was pumped into it, taking the total expenditure to $1 billion.Government had also moved to Parliament to seek $500 million in extra-budgetary spending to pay contractors it owed. But more contractors were still owed close to $200 million for works done at D’Urban Park.The move to file additional charges against Government Ministers comes on the heels of “misconduct in public office contrary to the common law” charges that were filed against former Health Minister, Dr George Norton and current Minister Volda Lawrence.The duo was charged with regard to the sole sourcing of drugs for the Georgetown Public Hospital from ANSA McAL Trading Limited. The other issue pertains to the rental of a house in Sussex Street, Albouystown, Georgetown to be utilised as a drug bond at a cost of $12 million monthly.The move to press private charges against sitting Government Ministers was described by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo as not being “tit for tat” as they were, according to him, a long time coming. Jagdeo had said “this is not the end, we’re not stopping at these two charges, there’re several others who will be charged”, as he addressed the charges filed against Dr Ashni Singh and Winston Brassington.Jagdeo had asserted that if Government charges held merit, then the cases filed by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) would also hold that same weight. “… so if what Ashni Singh and Winston Brassington did, which is follow a Cabinet instruction, is misconducting in a public office… (They followed a Cabinet instruction, and did this…) then these (Ministers’ breaches) are a million times worse because they result in large amounts of money leaving our treasury and going into private people’s pockets, then this has to be misconduct in public office if those are the standards now… If these issues, the cases that we are filing don’t amount to misconduct in public office, nothing can in this country and so we will test it in the courts now.”Summonses were issued for the three Ministers by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Monday.The matters were adjourned to April 30, 2018.last_img read more

Local business sponsors Enerplex walking track

first_imgPhoto: Mayor Bruce Lantz, left, hands an appreciation award to Judy and Art Desfosses on Wednesday afternoon – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caA local business has sponsored the Enerplex Walking Track, making it free for all residents for the next 15 years.- Advertisement -Northern Vac Services Limited has agreed to sponsor the track for 150 thousand dollars.Mayor Bruce Lantz made the announcement on Wednesday at City Hall. Judy Desfosses says she and her husband chose the walking track to accommodate the entire community.She says you don’t have to be a skater, or a hockey player to use the track, and that everyone of all abilities has access to it.Advertisement She says when her children were younger, she couldn’t afford to pay to go for a walk on colder days.  Meanwhile, owner of Northern Vac, Art Desfosses says everyone is born with nothing and will leave this world with nothing, so what people do in the middle is the main goal. By that, he means local businesses should get involved and tour the building, just to see how important the facility is to the community. He says even in these tough economic times, local companies should consider sponsorship.He says Fort St. John is a diamond-in-the-rough, and his company wants to leave a lasting impression on the community.The City plans to open the Enerplex sometime in the fall.Advertisementlast_img read more

Mertesacker BENCHED! January signing gets the nod against Everton after German’s Champions League shocker

first_img Per Mertesacker Arsenal centre-back Per Mertesacker seems to have paid the price for his Champions League shocker against Monaco, with the World Cup winner relegated to the bench for Sunday’s Premier League clash with Everton.The Gunners were slammed for their performance in Wednesday’s 3-1 defeat at the Emirates, but it was Mertesacker who took a lot of the flack for his part in the French side’s opening two goals.He deflected a shot into his own net for Monaco’s first before deserting his defensive post completely to allow former Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov to put the visitors 2-0 up in what was a shocking display from the hosts.And, as a result, January signing Gabriel Paulista got the nod against the Toffees for a first Premier League start.There were more casualties from the midweek defeat, too, with Danny Welbeck replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – who scored a wonderful consolation goal – in attack, though Mesut Ozil managed to keep his place, despite also receiving a lot of criticism from fans after another abject performance.Tune into talkSPORT for LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE commentary of Arsenal v Everton from 2:05pmFull team news:Arsenal: Ospina, Bellerin, Gabriel, Koscielny, Gibbs, Coquelin, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Ozil, Sanchez, Giroud. Subs: Mertesacker, Rosicky, Walcott, Monreal, Chambers, Welbeck, Szczesny.Everton: Howard, Coleman, Stones, Jagielka, Garbutt, McCarthy, Barry, Besic, Mirallas, Lukaku, Barkley. Subs: Robles, Gibson, Kone, Naismith, Osman, Lennon, Alcaraz. 1last_img read more

PLENTY FOR THE FAMILY TO DO AT THE 2014 EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL

first_imgEaragail Arts Festival has a host of events for all the family from The Global Village Gathering to The Banyan Theatre Company’s productions, The Emperor’s New Clothes and Little Red Riding Hood.All tickets can be booked at An Grianan Theatre on 00353 74 9120777 or online at www.eaf.ie Banyan Theatre Company presents Little Red Riding Hood – Wednesday 16 July, 11am – Holy Trinity Parish Hall, Dunfanaghy and Thursday 17 July, 11am – An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny. €5‘Oh Grandma, what big eyes you have!’ Little Red Riding Hood is a journey full of surprises, as a curious young girl weaves her way through the woods to Grandma’s house.The Banyan Theatre Company presents a playful and imaginative re-telling of a timeless story through the art of puppetry and original music.This children’s puppet show will inspire young minds and remind the adults of the fascination they once had for the puppet shows of their childhood. 45 mins. 3-11 years. Banyan Theatre Company presents The Emperor’s New Clothes – Wednesday 16 July, 3pm – Holy Trinity Parish Hall, Dunfanaghy and Thursday 17 July, 3pm – An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny. €5Two swindlers come into town pretending to be master tailors.The vain Emperor summons them to fashion him a set of clothes the like of which has never been seen before.This charming and humorous adaptation of a classic children’s tale, directed by Karen Torley of the acclaimed International Purves Puppets, is told through puppetry, original music and storytelling by the delightful Banyan Theatre Company. 45 mins. 3-11 years.Earagail Arts Festival in association with Balor DCA present Cartoon Capers –Monday 14 July – Friday 18 July, 11am. €7.50 per child.Corrina Askin trained at the Royal College of Art and is an animator who works in children’s media. She creates ideas for children’s animation and has two shows currently on air, “Castle Farm” on Milkshake, Channel Five and “Joe and Jack” on RTEjr.She creates, designs, writes and co executive produces on both shows.She is currently working with one of Ireland’s top animation companies developing her third concept for children’s media.Over the duration of this 90 minute workshop, Corrina and her team will guide young people towards animating their very own own characters, whilst exploring a number of animation techniques from drawing to stop frame animation – 90 mins. 5-12 years. Branar in association with Roscommon Arts Centre & Limerick City of Culture presents: Bláth / The Flower – Monday 14 & Tuesday 15 July, 3pm, Ionad Naomh Padraig, Dobhar, Co. Donegal. €5.Bláth/The Flower is set in a world that has decided colour and plants are no longer needed.A boy finds a magical book and sees flowers for the first time.He then discovers a packet of flower seeds in a junk shop and must learn how to bring the flower to life.Bláth is based on the children’s book The Flower by John Light & Lisa Evans.Designed by the artist Maeve Clancy with original music by Colm Mac Con Iomaire (The Frames), Bláth is a non verbal show that will enchant audiences as they enter a world made entirely of paper.Combining, puppetry, object theatre and original score, Bláth promises to be a show that will be unforgettable.Non-verbal show, 40 mins. 7+ years.Makin Projects presents Little Howard’s Big Show for Kids – Tuesday 22 and Wednesday 23 July, 3pm, An Grianan Theatre, Letterkenny. Admission €5.Little Howard is the world’s only live interactive animation.Life is tough in showbiz; Little Howard’s big new act keeps going wrong, Roger the Pigeon has spent all their money on cookie cutters, his comedy counterpart Big Howard has been diagnosed with being clinically unfunny and there’s a slug in the backstage toilet.And it’s about to get worse: a sinister figure arrives and Big Howard and Little Howard have to put on the best show of their lives to keep themselves out of jail!Following the success of their TV show ‘Little Howard’s Big Question’ (CBBC) real human Big Howard and animated six-year-old Little Howard are bringing their unique family comedy show to An Grianan Theatre.With interactive stand-up, live animation on stage and lots of jokes and songs this really is a show for the whole family to enjoy.The Global Village Gathering – Sunday, 20th July from 12pm – 6pm, Letterkenny Town Park, Co. Donegal.The Global Village Gathering is a feast of food, music, comedy, theatre and crafts. Capturing the essence of summer and suitable for all ages, the Global Village Gathering is free entry for all the family and takes place on Sunday, 20th July from 12pm – 6pm in Letterkenny Town Park, Co. Donegal.This wonderful day out is an experience the whole family will never forget.With face painting, swing boats and a carnival atmosphere, The Global Village Gathering is a must-attend event and includes an amazing live sound track by Gay McIntyre and The Jazz Ultimatum.Ease into the day with Tai Chi on the lawn, while kids are entertained with vintage games by ‘Ladder 13’ or a creative workshop with ‘Inside Art’, building cardboard masterpieces and decorative sun catchers.Take in a show in the festival marquee, including ‘The Irish National Clown Orchestra’, part musical concert, part hilarious clown catastrophe.Strolling through the craft fair and lawns you’ll meet Potato Paddy, a modern day Houdini who comically twists and turns his way out of near impossible situations and Mr Majestic, who’ll be there waving his wand on the day.Now in its 26th year, Earagail Arts Festival takes place from Saturday, 12th – 26th July and is one of the flagship Donegal events along the Wild Atlantic Way.This year’s festival has something for everyone, from family and outdoor events to theatre, comedy, art, workshops and music from all corners of the world.Hosting a vibrant and varied programme throughout Inishowen, Letterkenny and west Donegal, Earagail Arts Festival features the best of local and international performances.Volunteering is one of the best ways to experience all that the festival has to offer, so come along to the volunteers’ information sessions and start planning your summer of festival fun.For full details on the Earagail Arts programme visit www.eaf.ieEaragail Arts Festival is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Donegal County Council.PLENTY FOR THE FAMILY TO DO AT THE 2014 EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL was last modified: July 10th, 2014 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:BusinessEaragail Arts FestivalEntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more

DONEGAL FARM PAYMENTS BEING HELD UP BY COVENEY, SAYS TD

first_imgCharlie McConalogue TDFianna Fáil TD for Donegal Charlie McConalogue has accused the Agriculture Minister of failing hundreds of farm families across the county by delaying essential payments.Minister Simon Coveney has presided over a substantial drop in expenditure in the past year and is almost €100m behind gross expenditure targets for 2015, according to McConalogue.“Farmers across Donegal have been left without essential supports as a result of these delayed payments leaving them financially exposed,” said the Inishowen politician. “The latest figures from the Department of Finance reveal that gross expenditure in the Department of Agriculture is nearly €100m behind target for the first 10 months of the year. This is mostly due to the substantial delays in CAP payments which are due under the basic payment scheme.“Minister Coveney has failed to ensure a speedy application process and as a result farmers are tens of millions of euro out of pocket. Not only are the CAP payments delayed, the Capital Allocation is running €20 million behind target and there are more than 15,000 payments under the Areas of Natural Constraints scheme still outstanding.“This Minister fails to understand the importance of agriculture programmes to average farmers. He has presided over a disastrous Beef Genomics Scheme, imposed further restrictions on GLAS and now data from the Government confirms that CAP and other payments are severely delayed. Farmers in Donegal are extremely frustrated with the situation. They feel as if they are not being listened to and are being unfairly penalised by new lower payments. Many farmers are already under severe financial pressure and the combination of lower and delayed payments is adding to an already stressful situation.“These delays must be urgently addressed and I am calling on Minister Coveney to ensure that all his Department’s resources are used to ensure that these lengthy delays are tackled. Farmers have already come through a very difficult period and the least they can expect is for their payments to be made on time”.  DONEGAL FARM PAYMENTS BEING HELD UP BY COVENEY, SAYS TD was last modified: November 9th, 2015 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:donegalfarmerspaymentslast_img read more

CHILDREN OF DONEGAL EMIGRANTS OFFERED FREE HOLIDAYS IN BUNDORAN

first_imgAmerican teenagers with Donegal-born parents or grandparents are being offered a free summer camp in Bundoran as part of a Government-funded diaspora project.The Global Irish Summer Camp is being by the Department of Foreign Affairs and is open to young people aged between 15 and 17 who have never visited Ireland before.Twenty places will be available on the pilot programme this year. Students will be based at the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland Campus in Bundoran and will get to tour Ireland.While the programme will have a strong educational focus, it will also include “interaction with all facets of Irish society and culture as well as day trips and outdoor adventures”.Announcing the opening of the application process, acting Minister for Diaspora Affairs Jimmy Deenihan said the camp would be “an excellent opportunity for children of Irish emigrants to strengthen their links with Ireland though a short immersive visit”.He went on: “Following their participation in the programme it is hoped that they will leave with a new-found love of Ireland which will stay with them for many years.” Dr Niamh Hamill of the Institute of Study Abroad Ireland said the project would strengthen the ties between Ireland and its diaspora.“It is crucial that Ireland presents itself to the world, and that future generations abroad maintain the links that have been so carefully nurtured by past generations,” she said.Participants will have all their costs covered while in Ireland, including accommodation, meals and transport, but will have to pay for their own flights to and from Dublin.Applicants must provide a “creative and personal submission” in the form of a written essay of less than 1,250 words, or a three-minute video, explaining why they want to take part, and outlining their Irish heritage.For more information and to apply, see globalirishsummercamp.com. The deadline for applications is April 20. CHILDREN OF DONEGAL EMIGRANTS OFFERED FREE HOLIDAYS IN BUNDORAN was last modified: April 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:bundorandonegalglobalirishsummer camplast_img read more