Ramelton responds to set up second defibrillator for the town

first_imgThe Ramelton community responded magnificently this week when the call went out to raise funds for another defibrillator for the town.The Ramelton Community First Responders held a very successful Cyclothon yesterday outside Murray’s Pharmacy which was organised by Tom Murray and Liam Duffy.In conjunction with a continuous cycle from 10am to 4pm, free Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Level checks where provided to members of the public. A total of €932 was raised during the Cyclothon which will go towards the purchase of extra defibrillator pads and other First Aid consumables.Nickie Hanlon, Eddie Boyle Miriam Duffy, Laura Egan Rosin O’Donnell Liam Duffy Michael Kinnear and Marty Mathews at Ramelton Community First Responders continuous cycle event in at the square in Ramelton. Photo Brian McDaid.Nicky Hanlon and Liam Duffy at the AED which is located outside Murry’s Pharmacy in Ramelton. Photo Brian McDaid.The group would like to thank all who donated and took part on the day. The group would also like to send a massive thanks to The Second Encounter Charity Shop for their kind donation of €200.Ramelton Community First Responders will officially be going live on Saturday 1st June and will be receiving calls from 8pm to 6am every night.All pictures by Brian McDaid. Brigid Friel and Billy Mc Mahon supporting the Ramelton Community First Responders continuous cycle event in at the square in Ramelton.Members of the Ambulanace Service and Ramelton Community First Responders, Liam Duffy puts Curley Coyle through the screening tests at the health awareness day in Ramelton. Photo Brian McDaid.Mark “Curley” Coyle, Edward Boyce Nicolas O Hanlon and Liam Duffy in Ramelton for the health awareness day organised by the Ramelton Community First Responders continuous cycle event at Murray Chemist. Photo Brian McDaid. Ramelton responds to set up second defibrillator for the town was last modified: May 31st, 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:Cyclethonfirst respondersRameltonlast_img read more

News in brief: QPR youngster’s loan deal, Blues U21s draw, Chelsea Ladies signing

first_imgMidfielder Baker featured in the gameChelsea Under-21sIzzy Brown grabbed an 89th-minute equaliser as the young Blues drew 1-1 with Borussia Moenchengladbach in the Premier League International Cup.The 17-year-old nodded in after seeing his first shot saved by visiting keeper Niklas Bolten to secure a point, cancelling out Mario Rodriguez’ opener. Andreas Christensen, John Swift and Lewis Baker all played 90 minutes, while Nathan Ake got an hour and Ruben Loftus-Cheek played the first half.Chelsea LadiesRepublic of Ireland international defender Niamh Fahey has joined the club from Arsenal. The 27-year-old is the Blues’ third close-season signing, following the arrivals of winger Gemma Davison and midfielder Millie Bright. Fahey has more than 50 Ireland caps to her name and was part of the Arsenal side that won the FA Women’s Cup last season and the treble-winning team of 2008.Capital One CupThe dates for Chelsea’s semi-final with Liverpool have been confirmed. The first leg at Anfield will be played on Tuesday 20 January, with the return match at Stamford Bridge the following Tuesday. Both matches are 7.45pm kick-offs.QPRThe home games with Tottenham and Arsenal later in the season have been pushed back by 24 hours. Spurs’ visit to Loftus Road is now on Sunday 1 March, with a 2.05pm kick-off. However, if Tottenham are in the Capital One Cup final that day, the match will be rescheduled again. Rangers’ home game against Arsenal, originally set for Tuesday 3 March, has been moved to the following night.Cole KpekawaQPR’s teenage defender has extended his loan at Colchester United for another month. The 18-year-old has featured four times for the League One side since joining last month and will remain with them until 24 January.BrentfordAcademy teenager Josh Bohui has been called up for an England Under-16 training camp next month. Bohui will be with the national squad from Tuesday 6 January to Thursday 8 January. He is the second Bees academy player to get England recognition this season after Harry Francis was called up for an England Under-15s training camp.Eoin MorganThe Middlesex limited-overs captain will lead England at next year’s World Cup after Alastair Cook was removed as one-day skipper. Morgan is England vice-captain and stood in during the fourth one-day international in Sri Lanka this month, after Cook was suspended for a slow over rate. The 28-year-old’s first duties as captain will be the tri-series against Australia and India, before the World Cup begins in February.Martin GouldThe Pinner snooker star has qualified for February’s German Masters after beating Scotland’s Ross Muir. World number 27 Gould shared the first two frames with Muir, ranked 73 places below him, but motored away to win the match 5-1, including breaks of 73 and 64.HarlequinsDetails of rounds five and six of the European Rugby Champions Cup have been confirmed. Quins will host Wasps on 17 January, with a 7.45pm kick-off, and then travel to Castres Olympique on 24 January, 1pm kick-off UK time.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Spartans fall to Shasta; Cards stay perfect

first_imgRed Bluff >> The Red Bluff Spartans boys basketball team kept pace with the visiting Shasta Wolves through much of the first period Tuesday night, but fell behind and were never able to catch up, losing 66-51.In a fast-paced, physical first period the Spartans jumped ahead early led 8-7 with 3 minutes to go, but finished down 19-13. The Spartans shooters went cold in the second and the Wolves pulled away to take a 37-20 lead into the half. It would prove too much for Red Bluff to overcome in …last_img read more

Film Under Fire That Links Darwin to Hitler

first_imgEven before being aired, the documentary Darwin’s Deadly Legacy from Coral Ridge Ministries is taking heat, reported World Net Daily.  The criticisms, coming from Darwinists on Pharyngula and from the Anti-Defamation League, are two-fold: (1) that it trivializes the Holocaust, because “Hitler did not need Darwin to devise his heinous plan to exterminate the Jewish people,” according to ADL Director Abraham Foxman, and (2) that it incorporated footage of Human Genome Project leader Dr. Francis Collins, who did not know his comments would be used in this connection when he was interviewed by Coral Ridge about his latest book.  Collins told the ADL he was “appalled at what Coral Ridge is doing,” and finds the message of the film “misguided and inflammatory.”    Coral Ridge, led by TV minister Dr. D. James Kennedy, has responded to the attacks with calls for “more history and less hysteria.”  A press release Coral Ridge Ministries responded to the criticisms from the ADL, citing secular experts, like Sir Arthur Keith and evolutionist Niles Eldredge, who have made clear links from evolutionary ideas to social Darwinism and Nazism.  The film, scheduled for broadcast August 26-27, contains interviews by a number of leaders of the Intelligent Design movement, and by historian Richard Weikart (UC Stanislaus), author of From Darwin to Hitler.Notice how the critics malign D. James Kennedy’s positive, honorable organization of citizens who care deeply about the direction of this country as “Christian supremacists” (an example of name-calling and association) designed to elicit images of the KKK.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  Kennedy, a learned and compassionate pastor who teaches the gospel of grace, believes that Christian principles gave this country its freedom and liberty for all people and wants a return to the founding principles of our forefathers.  Kennedy’s campaign to reclaim America is as far from totalitarianism as a 9/11 rescuer is from a terrorist.  Let’s keep the outrage where it belongs, at the materialistic ideologies that gave us the bloodiest century in the history of the world (see next entry).    Despite the rage at Pharyngula, the Darwinists cannot escape culpability.  It’s not just Kennedy and Coral Ridge who make the claim that Hitler was a convinced Darwinist and believed he was acting out the principle of the survival of the fittest.  Many secular historians have attributed a great deal of the blame for the genocidal totalitarian regimes of the 20th century to the rigorous application of Darwinian beliefs.  Karl Marx felt himself a kindred spirit to Darwin as he formulated his materialistic version of “scientific socialism” to the class struggle in history; at his death, he was extolled as “The Darwin of Politics.”  Lenin, Stalin and Hitler each expressed Darwinian beliefs in their writings (Stalin turned from divinity student to atheist upon reading The Origin of Species).  These regimes rounded up clergymen for their gulags and death camps, and turned churches into museums of atheism.  The blame extends from beginning to end, from international to personal.  One of the Columbine killers, as he dispassionately gunned down his fellow high school students, wore a T-shirt emblazoned with “Natural Selection.”    If the ADL and today’s evolutionists want to really distance themselves from Hitler’s applied Darwinism, let’s hear two things: (1) a complete and utter repudiation of all social Darwinist and eugenics ideologies, including neo-eugenics (see 10/12/2001, 04/22/2004) and the views of Daniel Dennett and other leading Darwinists who justify killing on evolutionary principles, and (2) a rigorous explanation of how evolutionary theory promotes equal rights, justice, freedom, reason and sanctity of life instead of statism, survival of the fittest, determinism, mass population control and the glorification of death.  Good luck.  Neither the history nor the philosophy of evolutionism permit other than what has already been showcased to the world as the ugly fruit of an undirected, uncaused, purposeless world that values fitness and survival above all else.  This world was envisioned by Charles Darwin and put into practice by his ardent disciples.  Nearly 200 million souls cry from the grave in its aftermath.  The Darwinists want to tiptoe around this fact in their sneakers, but the only shoe that fits is the jackboot.(Visited 17 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

World Record Jet Ski Attempt for Mandela Day

first_imgThe year 2018 is a momentous year for South Africa and the world at large, as it is the centenary year of Nelson Mandela. With special emphasis placed on the month of July as we build up to celebrate the centenary and Mandela Day on 18 July 2018.Mandela Day celebrates Mandela’s life and legacy and urges all citizens, in the country and globally to contribute in making the world a better place through small acts of kindness.Brand South Africa and its Play Your Part programme have collaborated with various stakeholders to encourage citizens to share how they are living Mandela’s legacy.One such citizen through Gift of the Givers is 55-year old Marinus du Plessis, who is commemorating 100 years of Mandela’s greatness. Du Plessis is set to jet -ski his way into the Guinness Book of Records, with a solo 11000km Arctic-to-Athens venture, in honour of Tata Mandela and Mandela Day to raise both awareness about the immense challenges faced by persons with disabilities and vital funds for their care.The epic 40-day jet ski journey is to encourage the public to donate funds to the Gift of the Givers, whilst breaking a world record. This will enhance the organisation’s support for projects dealing with the physically and mentally challenged, including autism. “Disabled children are equally entitled to an exciting and brilliant future” (Nelson Mandela).The Pretoria-based export company owner, begun his record-breaking attempt on Saturday 07 July from Rognan, in Norway. He will jet ski through the rough North Sea, traverse the English Channel, the world’s busiest waterway, before skimming across the Mediterranean to Athens, Greece.Commenting on his record attempt, du Plessis said: “I am a man on a mission. I want to heighten awareness about problems faced by physically challenged and autistic people, and the best way I know how is to tackle an endurance challenge on a jet ski. I do this in honour of Mr Nelson Mandela, my autistic brother and in the memory of a great friend, sadly no longer with us.”Funds raised are to be dedicated by the Gift of the Givers to provide for wheelchairs and to assist Autism South Africa to support affected children. Du Plessis is no stranger to marathon jet ski exploits. In 2003 he and then close friend, Adriaan Marais, completed a 7 000km jet ski trip from Kenya to Cape Town in 57 days.“A tragic diving accident in 2013 claimed Adriaan’s life, leaving me devastated and I gave no further thought to jet ski adventures until recently. A challenge of this nature is about both physical and mental fitness and undertaking a trip with others sounded too normal, so I opted for a solo record-breaking attempt,” du Plessis said.Having had a brother with autism, du Plessis understands the needs and the support shortfalls persons with disabilities face, this led him to committing to use his next adventure in making a difference by creating widespread awareness of the funding needs of disabled communities in South Africa through an endurance challenge the public could follow and support.South Africans will be rooting for fellow citizen, Marinus, hoping that he breaks the record. We are most grateful to him for his daring fund-raising endeavour on our behalf and encourage South Africans of all walks of life to really get behind his adventure. Contact Marinus du Plessis on 082 443 0935.Visit our website: www.arctic2athens.orgLike our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Jetski-Arctic2AthensFollow us on Twitter: @arctic2athenslast_img read more

Agriculture Department raids Shetkari Sanghatana leader’s house

first_imgA day after a Shetkari Sanghatana (SS) leader in Akola district of Maharashtra planted illegal Genetically Modified (GM) seeds, the officers from Agriculture Department on Tuesday searched his house and collected the seed samples to be sent to the testing. Hundreds of farmers on Monday had joined in what they termed as the ‘civil disobedience’ movement, to protest central government’s indecisiveness in approving the next generation of GM cotton, as farmer leader Lalit Patil-Bahale sowed seeds of the illegal herbicide tolerant (HT) Bt cotton and Bt Brinjal, in his field in Akoli Jahangir in Akola’s Akot tehsil.The open defiance of law was organised by SS, a farmers’ organisation which has been an advocate of open market in the field of agriculture.“Today, the officials from the Agriculture department visited my house and seized samples of seeds which were sown yesterday. I had openly announced that we will be breaking the law and was ready for any type of repercussions,” said Mr Patil-Bahale.He said that the officials told him that samples will be sent for tests to determine whether it was really a banned HTBt cotton seed. “If they had decided to wait to test on cotton crop, then they would have had to wait for two months. It seems they were in a hurry,” he said. Akola district collector Jitendra Papalkar told The Hindu that the farmers’ body has committed an illegal act. “We have sent a team of agriculture officers and will be seeking the report from them, following which necessary action would be taken,” he said.Breaking law by planting unapproved GM seed may attract imprisonment of up to five years and monetary fine worth ₹1 lakh.The anti-GM crop activists too had termed the action by SS as one similar to bio-terrorism, risking the lives of future generations.last_img read more