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first_imgFlashback: Students display road safety rules at the first edition of the Safe Streets Festival in MonroviaFeatures made-in-Liberia market fair, 6-km race, other fun activitiesThe Liberia National Police (LNP) in collaboration with the German Cooperation (GIZ), Millennium Challenge Account –Liberia with assistance from the World Bank, European Union, and OMEGA Insurance Group Limited will hold a one-day road safety activity dubbed: “Safe Streets Festival, 2nd Edition” on Saturday, 7 December 2019 on Broad Street, Central Monrovia. According to a press release from the organizers, the event takes place under the theme: “Road Safety Strengthens Economy”. The Safe Streets Festival is intended to raise awareness on road safety to highlight the idea of safe-car-free streets that allows only non-motorized transportation – pedestrians and cyclists – on the street so that citizens can feel free to walk around, participate in a wide range of leisure activities and play with children, without risk of being run over. The event is open to the public, free of charge.The one-day fun-packed event will begin with a 6-kilometer run from JFK to the event site at the junction of Broad and Mechlin Streets. The event will feature a parade with road safety stakeholders, culture and entertainment activities, as well as stands with Road Safety Education and play areas for children on Broad Street. Also, a market fair of Made-in-Liberia products, between Randall & Ashmun Streets, will display and sell locally made arts and crafts, fashion, beauty, food products and much more, all supporting Liberian small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The event will run from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, followed by the official opening led by Police Inspector General Patrick T. Sudue.The Safe Streets Festival will feature a 6-kilometer run.“Annually, Liberia loses up to 7% of its GDP due to inadequate road safety measures and high levels of traffic related deaths and injuries,” the release said. “According to the WHO Global Status Report on Road Safety 2018, at least 35.9 deaths are recorded per 100,000 population. This places Liberia at the first place in the global ranking of Road Traffic Deaths and Proportion of Road Users by Country. According to the Liberia National Police’ Statistics, at least one person dies a day and six persons sustain injuries on Liberian roads. Around 100 cases of traffic collisions are reported daily. Participants of the Safe Streets Festival will learn about the safer use of roads in Liberia.Because of the event, the LNP wishes to inform the public that Broad Street will be closed to regular traffic on Saturday, December 7th from 1:00 AM to 8:00 PM. “Absolutely no vehicle will be allowed to pass between Gurley & Robert Streets all day. The Liberia National Police regrets any inconvenience this closure may cause you;  the public is advised to take due note of this announcement, and act accordingly,” the LNP said.Those desirous of participating in the 6-km run are asked to contact FIT Liberia via 0886533622 or 0776279242. Vendors of Liberia made products may register for the Market Fair by contacting the Liberia Chamber of Commerce, Motimah Neufville, (0880487000, mulbahville1982@gmail.com).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_img0Shares0000Assistant manager Mikel Arteta took charge of Manchester City in place of the suspended Pep Guardiola© AFP Paul ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Sep 19 – Lyon stunned Manchester City with a shock 2-1 win in their Champions League group-stage opener on Wednesday. Here are three things we learned from the Etihad Stadium clash:Guardiola sorely missed Pep Guardiola was forced to endure City’s miserable display from high in the stands as he served a suspension — and the Spaniard’s absence seemed to unnerve his players.Guardiola had earned the touchline ban for his sending-off against Liverpool during City’s exit from the competition last season.The City boss was not allowed any contact with his players or backroom staff inside the Etihad Stadium, leaving assistant coach Mikel Arteta to run the show.Arteta has established a good reputation as a coach and was linked with the Arsenal job, but he was powerless to prevent City’s ignominious loss.Guardiola looked increasingly agitated in his seat as City failed to make a dynamic start and his frustration was complete when Maxwel Cornet and Nabil Fekir struck to put underdogs Lyon in complete control before half-time.Favourites tag weighs on CityAfter swaggering to the Premier League title in record-breaking style last season, City have been installed as Champions League favourites, but their disjointed display against Lyon suggested that lofty tag might be premature.Although City won the English title with a 100 points, they have never gone beyond the Champions League semi-finals in eight attempts.If City are to lift the trophy at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium on June 1 next year, they will have to improve significantly on this strangely shambolic effort.Mistakes from Fabian Delph, for the first goal, and Fernandinho, for the second, left City in such disarray that they were booed off at the interval.In 21 Champions League group games over the past seven years before this one, City had lost only three, with their previous defeat at this stage coming against Juventus in September 2015.United old boys haunt CityAs if a losing start to their European campaign wasn’t bad enough, City’s defeat came at the hands of opponents who included two former Manchester United players in their starting line-up.Dutch forward Memphis Depay endured a miserable 19-month spell at United before joining Lyon in January last year, while Brazilian defender Rafael Da Silva spent seven years at Old Trafford before moving to Lyon in 2015.Depay scored just seven goals in 53 appearances for United after joining from PSV Eindhoven in June 2015.“Everybody knows the story of me and Manchester United was not successful,” Depay said this week.“I can look back and say I didn’t want it to go like that. For sure, the city is still red and we will try to get a good result against the Blues.”Depay, who hit the post in the second half, was rewarded for his optimism as underdogs Lyon, who finished only third in the French league last season, inflicted City’s third successive home European defeat after knockout-stage losses to Liverpool and Basel last term.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_img“I have played with Mesut for many years and know that he is a nice guy. But the way he retired was out of order.“The proportion of his statement which was fair and justified was unfortunately overshadowed by a much higher proportion of nonsense.“I think he himself knows that racism does not exist within the national team and the DFB.“On the contrary, we are always committed to diversity and integration.“Mesut was a good example of that, like many of our team mates.”Ozil, 29, created a furore last month when he retired from international football in an explosive three-part statement in which he accused German FA (DFB) president Reinhard Grindel of racism.The meeting of Mesut Ozil (L) on May 13 with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) sparked a political debate about integration in Germany and led to the Arsenal star retiring from international football. © TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE/AFP/File / KAYHAN OZER“In the eyes of Grindel and his supporters, I am German when we win, but I am an immigrant when we lose,” wrote Ozil, sparking a racism storm in Germany and triggering fierce debate about integration.Ozil fell offside with German fans and was booed during pre-World Cup friendlies after he and fellow midfielder Ilkay Gundogan posed for pictures with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May, raising questions about the pair’s loyalty to Germany.Only a handful of Germany players have spoken about the saga, which captain Manuel Neuer described as ‘stressful’ while Thomas Mueller said there is “no question of racism within the team”.Head coach Joachim Loew has yet to comment.– Missed opportunity –Real Madrid star Kroos says Arsenal midfielder Ozil, who like Gundogan has Turkish roots, was wrong to meet with Erdogan and then wait two months before breaking his silence.“Mesut was criticised for the photo – and rightly so,” said Kroos. “And he missed the chance to explain himself.“Nevertheless, he was completely supported by the coaching staff and the (national) team.“Later he was – like the rest of us – criticised for the performance at the World Cup.“The type of criticism was certainly not always at a good (justified) level – but then you have to deal with that as a player.”In the first game since their World Cup debacle, Germany, who plummeted to 15th in the FIFA rankings, will host world champions France, who have claimed top ranking, in Munich on September 6 in the newly-launched Nations League tournament.Toni Kroos says the Germany team must bounce back against France next month after their woeful displays in Russia saw them suffer a shock exit after the group stages of the World Cup in Russia. © AFP / Luis AcostaGermany head coach Joachim Loew has promised sweeping changes and Kroos has resisted the urge to retire.“Yes, I will continue until Euro 2020 and have set the big goal that we will be far more successful than last time,” said Kroos.However, Kroos says the squad Loew selects must find the necessary drive that was so badly missing in Russia.“We have to be greedy and more forceful again, as far as goal-scoring is concerned,” added Kroos.“And we have to be more unpleasant to play against in terms of defence – without just defending.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Germany’s midfielder Toni Kroos says Mesut Ozil was “out of order” to level accusations of racism within the Germany set up when he resigned from international football last month. © AFP/File / Odd ANDERSENBERLIN, Germany, Aug 16 – Germany midfielder Toni Kroos says Mesut Ozil was ‘out of order’ to make accusations of racism within the German set up as he retired from international football last month.“Basically Mesut is a long-serving national team player and deserved a better exit as a footballer,” Kroos, 28, told German daily Bild.last_img read more


first_imgA local nonprofit organization will bring some holiday cheer Wednesday to 300 underprivileged children at its annual Christmas program. The event, presented by Hope For Kids/Full Armor Mentors, will be held at the Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel in San Pedro and will include a Christmas buffet dinner, photos with Santa Claus, face-painting, arts and crafts, storytelling and musical performances. Twenty-five U.S. Marines from the 3rd Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, a reserve unit stationed on Terminal Island, also will be on hand to present gifts to participants as part of the Toys for Tots Program, which collects and distributes toys to disadvantaged children in the community. The children involved in the event range in age from newborns to 17 year olds and often represent the neediest group in the South Bay. They are homeless, living in shelters or the projects. Although Jimenez has lived in a group home since she was 9, she is an A-student and plans to attend college, Inez said. The organization also will honor the Marines ,” said Francie Inez, director of the nonprofit group Youth of the Year 2007 award to re with a service award from Councilwoman Janice Hahn and Carson Mayor Jim Dear to recognize their contribution to the community. Many of the Marines said they look forward to the event, because they get to personally hand out gifts to the children. “This is the only event that we go to and put a toy in a child’s hand,” Gunnery Sgt. Jose Arriaga said. Many of the troops who will participate have served in Iraq or are preparing for another tour of duty, Inez said. The gift-giving is Inez’s favorite part of the Christmas program. “The highlight is the faces of the children when the Marines give them gifts,” she said. “These children are in dire need and never get anything. The Marines go out of their way to make this special for them.” justina.ly@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champSometimes the organization will even bring the Christmas program directly to children who can’t attend the event. “We do home deliveries for children that can’t make it. “It’s really sad. You walk into their homes and they have nothing – no tree, no presents.” She started the Christmas Outreach program in 2000 with 50 participants. Since then the event has steadily grown to accommodate more children. “The number of homeless people have increased and so have the kids,” she said. During the event, one of those kids, 17-year-old Katty Jimenez, will be given the organization’s cognize her personal achievements. last_img read more


first_imgDanceA dance will be held in St. Patrick’s hall on Thurs 24th May from 9-12pm. Music by Martin Duggan, tea served, Adm – €7. All welcome.St. Mary’s GAA Bingo in hall @9 on Tues lotto results MH, LD, LK, KE. 1winner with 3 counties Yvonne Gallagher Convoy Next Weeks Jackpot €4650. Cardiac screening 14-30 yrs. olds. €45 per person Contact Julia Blake 0862611290. You do not have to be a club member or GAA player.Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 16th May 08,14,19,20. No jackpot winner 4 match 2 Nos: €25 each Rose o’ Neill c/o Seamus Murphy. Richard Morris Bundoran. Paul Mc Giugan Glenties. Neil Gallagher Kilmacrennan. Next weeks jackpot €2975 Tickets from any committee member €2. Go raibh maith agat. Tyrconnel Martyrs Flute BandBand practice in the hall as usual on Tue @ 7pm Learn to play the flute or drum. New members always welcome. Contact Patrick on 086 2366004 or just turn up on the night.Fibromyalgia Support GroupsStranorlar – 1st Friday of each month (excluding Aug) Millbrae Health Centre 6.30 – 8.30pm, Letterkenny – 1st Wednesday of each month (excluding Aug) St Conals Coffee Dock 7 – 8.30pm (Jude will greet people at front door of St Conals & to give directions to room!). Contact Jude Bromley 086 3945008 / mikejay1@eircom.net / Jude Fibromyalgia Bromley on Facebook Dungloe Support Group, Donegal will be holding meetings as follows. First Meeting on May 18th, 7pm-9pm Following meetings to be on 3rd Friday of the month, 7pm-9pm, Upstairs in 3 Gweedore Road, Dungloe. Contact Anne Gillespie 0879067573. Inishowen Arthritis & Fibromyalgia Support Group. Last Tues of every month 7.30 – 9pm, Day Unit in Carn Hospital, Contact Una Farren 0863748676Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608 Birthdays, Anniversaries etc. Is there something happening in the area you think should be highlighted or if anyone would like a birthday or anniversary mentioned in the notes, also any photo’s you would like published please feel free to email them to drumkeennotes@gmail.comDrumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included please emaildrumkeennotes@gmail.com (Deadline Sun @ 6pm).LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN NOTES was last modified: May 20th, 2012 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)last_img read more


first_imgOne of Donegal’s most spectacular walks is around the lake at Gartan.Nobody needs to tell Geraldine Diver that. Geraldine kindly sent us these pictures of Gartan in all its Autumn glory in recent days.You don’t need to tell us Geraldine – we’re secret fans too.And the great thing about it is that it’s completely free.Get out there today and enjoy it before winter gets a real grip on us and the colours turn to grey. GARTAN PUTS ON ITS SUNDAY AUTUMN BEST – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: October 28th, 2012 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:AutumngartanGeraldine Diverlast_img read more


first_imgROSCOMMON 0-16, DONEGAL 1-16 THE bookies had made hosts Roscommon 4/9 favourites in Athleague – and were way off as Donegal rallied late to win.Gerry Fallon converted six frees in the first half and Micheál Kelly hit two long-range points from play to help Roscommon – with the wind behind them – lead by 0-10 to 0-7 at half-time.But Donegal came out fighting for the second half and a goal from Seán McVeigh tied the match at 1-9 to 0-12. Roscommon came back again but Donegal looked hungrier and fitter than their hosts and once they took the lead with 15 minutes left they never looked back as Danny Cullen, Ciaran Matthewson and Jamesie Donnelly all hit scores. HURLING: DONEGAL’S LATE RALLY SEES NICKY RACKARD WIN OVER ROSCOMMON was last modified: May 12th, 2013 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:HURLING: DONEGAL’S LATE RALLY SEES NICKY RACKARD WIN OVER ROSCOMMONlast_img read more


first_imgFor the better part of two weeks, Bellevue High football coach Butch Goncharoff and his staff touted the Wolverines’ opponent of this past Friday night as being some combination of the USC Trojans and Texas Longhorns and the Seattle-area media dutifully echoed that manta. They’ve got more Division I (college) prospects than some Division I programs have,” a Wolverines assistant was quoted as saying of coach Raul Lara’s Poly High team. And Goncharoff told a Seattle reporter that USC coach Pete Carroll said that the Jackrabbits have 25 Division I prospects.” Give me a freakin’ break. Sure, Poly can probably slap together two or three 4×100-meter relay teams that would blow by anything Bellevue could put on a track and, come February, there might be more Jackrabbits than Wolverines signing letters of intent with Pacific-10 Conference schools. But, assuming they stay healthy, the Jackrabbits should still be considered favorites to win a second consecutive CIF Southern Section Division I championship in December. Football comments Ouch Dept.: Bellevue running back Anthony McQueen told the Seattle Times after the game, We just knew they (the Jackrabbits) weren’t a disciplined team. We knew we had to come out, carry out the fakes and execute.” I’m sure the Poly coaches and players got a kick out of that comment while waiting for their flight out of Seattle-Tacoma Airport on Saturday. Anyone out there still drilling Dan Guerrero for hiring Karl Dorrell as the UCLA football coach? A 3-0 start, including a 41-24 victory over an Oklahoma team that is barely a shell of the ones that lost in the past two BCS title games, does not make a season. But the Bruins have played solid and, often, spectacular football on both sides of the line of scrimmage. That being said … like eight other programs, the Bruins are playing for second place in the Pac-10. If USC rings up 50 to 60 points Saturday in Eugene, Ore., start looking for the in-depth stories on how the Trojans offense stacks up with some of the best in history. In terms of embarrassing” losses by Pac-10 programs in recent memory, Stanford’s 20-17 tumbling courtesy of UC Davis on Saturday night might rank 1-5. I wish I could just mock the coaches (or the sports information directors, who often front for their coaches) who vote in the ESPN/USA Today Top 25 for rating Notre Dame (No. 18) above Michigan State (No. 22), although the Spartans beat the Irish in South Bend on Saturday. But the media” members who make up the Associated Press Top 25 poll did the same thing (Notre Dame No. 16, one spot ahead of Michigan State). The logic of it all escapes me. Basketball notes Stan Morrison, who had head coaching stints at Pacific, USC and San Jose State and is now the athletic director at UC Riverside, is considering pursuing the LBSU AD job. Poly High guard Kevin Buggs has committed to sign a national letter of intent with San Jose State in November, Jackrabbits coach Sherrief Metoyer confirmed Monday afternoon. Buggs averaged just 5.2 points per game as a junior but was outstanding in front of college recruiters in the spring and, most importantly, in the July evaluation period. Spencer Hawes of Seattle Prep didn’t commit to the University of North Carolina on his visit (with his parents, Lisa and Jeff) to Chapel Hill this past weekend. But, according to a couple of clued-in individuals on Hawes’ recruiting, the Tar Heels are going to be mighty tough for Stanford (where he is scheduled to visit this coming weekend) and hometown Washington to beat out. By the way, I watched Hawes play with the Huskies in a series of pickup games at the UW Wednesday night. He’s good; very good — as if you needed to be reminded of it. Look for Bobby Jones (Dominguez for three years and Poly as a senior) to have an exceptional senior season for Lorenzo Romar’s Huskies. His 15-to 17-foot jump shots were nails Wednesday night. A basketball game, with proceeds going to a Hurricane Katrina relief fund (Operation Blessing of the Salvation Army) to benefit displaced children, is scheduled for a 6 o’clock tipoff Sunday night at Ocean View High. Many of the best high school players in Southern California are expected to participate. Admission is $10. A team made up of Villa Park players knocked off a Compton Magic squad (with players from Centennial), 64-55, Sunday afternoon in the championship game of the Fullcourt Press/Pangos Fall Classic at the Southern California Basketball Academy in Cypress. Six-foot-five junior Drew Viney of Villa Park scored 24 points in the final and was chosen the event’s Most Valuable Player. Centennial … excuse me the Compton Magic” was playing without senior guard Tyre Thompson (sore knee) in the final game. Centennial has three recent transfers who figure to play considerable minutes for coach Rod Palmer this season: Genesis Maciel (6-8, junior, South Gate), Jonathan Love (5-10, junior, Bishop Montgomery) and Bernard Burrell (6-6, senior, Cleveland). The fourth Southern California Competition Clinic will be held Oct. 9, from noon to 5 p.m., at Cal State Dominguez Hills. For more information, contact Gerry Freitas at gerryfreitas@hotmail.com or (408) 998-1327. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 But, for the longest time, I’ve had the notion that the teams that block, tackle and execute the best — and not necessarily those with the best times in the 40-yard-dash or the most scholarship offers — are the ones that usually finish ahead on the scoreboard. And if you watched at least some of the Fox Sports Net broadcast of Bellevue’s 30-16 victory Friday at night at Qwest Field, you got enough of a look to realize who was doing a better job of BT&E’ing.” Bellevue has a marvelous team — quarterback/safety Eric Block and lineman Stephen Schilling are as good of players as you’ll find anywhere, including Southern California — and, with a fifth consecutive state title an almost given, Goncharoff has a program that is humming along on all cylinders. And that’s why, despite the loss, the Jackrabbits shouldn’t be judged too harshly in the overall scheme of things. They weren’t the third-best team in the country — that was quite evident even in the 49-27 season-opening win over Corona Centennial — as USA Today had them slotted. last_img read more


first_imgST. LOUIS – Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) of the Drake University softball team is the Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week for the fifth-consecutive week while Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) is the MVC Player of the Week for the second time in her career, the MVC office announced Monday, April 15. Pena, who is riding a six-game hitting streak, started the week with consecutive multi-hit games, including smashing a double in each win over UNI. She ended the week with a 2-for-3 performance with a three-run home run and scored a pair of runs in an 11-0 win over Loyola. Newman has recorded nine straight complete games where she has struck out 10 or more in each victory. Overall, she is 17-6 with a 1.11 ERA with a nation-best 255 strikeouts. Her win total is tied for the most in the league, her ERA is the best mark in the MVC and her innings pitched (139.1) and opponent batting average (.126) are tops in the Valley. This is her sixth MVC Pitcher of the Week award this season and the 16th in her outstanding career. Last week, Newman continued her impressive pitching going 3-0 without allowing an earned run and throwing her third perfect game of the season and in her career. She pitched the latest perfect game in a 9-0 five-inning victory over Loyola where she struck out 11 Ramblers, including the last six. Her week started with a complete game win over UNI where she allowed the one unearned run and punched out 12 Panthers. Newman’s week ended with a five-inning shutout against Loyola where she scattered four hits and struck out 11. The duo helped Drake go 5-0 on the week with a doubleheader sweep of in-state rival UNI and a three-game series sweep of Loyola. It is the second time this season Drake has swept the weekly player and pitcher award after Newman and Libby Ryan (Mount Vernon, Iowa) accomplished the feat April 1.center_img Pena, who is tied for the team lead in home runs with five, has 30 RBI and is second on the team in doubles with nine. Her RBI total is the second-most on the squad. Pena won her first player of the week award during the 2018 season. Pena blistered the softball in the five wins, which included three run-rule victories. She batted an impressive .727 (8-for-11) with one home run, three doubles, five runs and 11 runs batted in while compiling a .750 on-base percentage and a 1.273 slugging percentage. Drake will host Iowa Wednesday night at 6 p.m. and end the week with an MVC home series against Illinois State Friday and Saturday. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgThe contract for the new Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) for the five year period 2018-2022 was officially signed yesterday at the County House in Lifford.The contract, which will see a combined budget for SICAP in Donegal of just over €2 million per year across the lifetime of the programme, was signed by the Implementing Partners Inishowen Development Partnership and Donegal Local Development CLG, along with the Donegal LCDC (Local Community Development Committee) and Donegal County Council.SICAP provides funding to tackle poverty and social inclusion at a local level through local engagement and partnerships between disadvantaged individuals, community organisation and public sector agencies. Shauna McClenaghan, Inishowen Development Partnership, Cllr Martin McDermott, Donegal LCDC, Seamus Neely Donegal County Council and Dermot McLaughlin, Inishowen Development Partnership.Front row l to r: Padraig Fingleton, DLDC, Cllr Martin McDermott, Donegal LCDC, Seamus Neely, Donegal County Council and Peter Walker, Donegal LCDC. Back Row L to R: Jim Slevin, DLDC, Liam Ward, Donegal County Council, Paddy Doherty, Donegal County Council and Liam McElhinney, Donegal LCDC.Padraig Fingleton, DLDC, Cllr Martin McDermott, Donegal LCDC, Seamus Neely, Donegal County Council and Jim Slevin, DLDC.Front row l to r: Shauna McClenaghan, Inishowen Development Partnership, Cllr Martin McDermott, Donegal LCDC, Seamus Neely, Donegal County Council and Liam Ward, Donegal County Council. Back row L to R Dermot McLaughlin, Inishowen Development Partnership, Jim Slevin, Donegal Local Development CLG, Paddy Doherty, Donegal County Council, Liam McElhinney, Donegal LCDC, Peter Walker, Donegal LCDC and Andrew Ward, Inishowen Development Partnership.The initial SICAP Programme in Donegal ran from 2015 to 2017 and was implemented by IDP and DLDC.  They engaged with marginalised communities and a wide range of service providers using an integrated and community development approach to address issues relating to social exclusion and equality.The new SICAP contract was publicly procured and IDP and DLDC were the successful tenderers.SICAP is funded through the Department of Rural and Community Development with co-financing from the European Social Fund and is managed locally by Donegal LCDC with support from Donegal County Council. The programme is implemented in three Lots:-  Inishowen, by Inishowen Development Partnership (IDP), Gaeltacht and Donegal by Donegal Local Development CLG (DLDC).The Development Companies will engage with Local Community groups and individual beneficiaries across the county. Local Community groups and target groups will be supported to engage with relevant stakeholders in identifying and addressing social exclusion and equality issues and creating more sustainable communities. The Development Companies will also support individuals to improve the quality of their lives through the provision of lifelong learning and labour market supports.The Chairperson of Donegal Local Community Development Committee, Cllr Martin McDermott congratulated both Inishowen Development Partnership and Donegal Local Development CLG on their new contract saying that he looked forward to a productive working relationship between the LCDC and the SICAP implementing partners over the life of the programme.Mr Seamus Neely, Chief Executive, Donegal County Council, added his congratulations to both Development Companies and paid tribute to their work in delivering the previous SICAP Programme adding that he was confident that the new contracts would enable the delivery companies to build on the work done in this area to date. New contract to tackle poverty and social inclusion is signed was last modified: December 19th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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