The Director of the Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA), Ann Greene on Friday said that medical tests are conducted on all children who are found to be abused, followed by treatment offered by the state.Her comments came at a time when children have been reported to have contracted the deadly Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), as well as ruptured uteri during sexual abuse.“Every child that is taken into care that were abused gets a medical done. That’s part of it so every child has to have a medical examination (and) if there is anything found that child has to be treated,” Greene informed.She added that this treatment is provided free of cost by the State as a form of assistance.In addition to this, the Director of the Child Department noted that counselling is done with the affected child to ensure certain measures are not resorted to, including suicide.Greene was sceptical to divulge any information on the number of children who were treated for the various Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) or Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), explaining, “It damages children and it damagesDirector of CCPA, Ann Greenethings what we (are) doing”.A study recently conducted by ChildLink revealed that a number of children have suffered from a ruptured uterus as well as the most dreaded sexually transmitted disease, HIV.In this specific research, 338 victims were screened and at least four were discovered to have ruptured uteruses, among other health implications.The report said that many of the children had to be hospitalised as a result of the extent of the abuse, while some even required surgery for their injuries. On the other hand, some children became pregnant while others contracted HIV, gonorrhoea, chlamydia, syphilis, or other STIs.According to the report, children were even told that if they spoke out the abusers would tell people they have contracted AIDS.The document said, “Child sexual abuse [CSA] must be seen as an important path for the transmission of HIV, Hepatitis C, and other STIs including the virus that causes cervical cancer. Left untreated, some of these infections will lead to infertility and even death. A person who is abused in childhood and does not receive adequate medical attention, including STI screening, is at risk of suffering irreparable harm and innocently transmitting infections to others”.When it comes to other effects of child sexual abuse, ChildLink found that victims complained more of being sad, getting angry easily, feeling bad, thinking about the abuse “all the time,” crying a lot, feeling down or depressed, and “spacing out a lot.” Participants described feelings of loss of control over their emotions and their lives. Many reported new or nearly constant anxiety.Victims even reported that they are affected by nightmares, problems with sleeping or eating, flashbacks, numbness, irrational fears, incessant crying, and suicidal feelings, including significant suicide attempts.
The UN Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative to Guyana, Mikiko Tanaka, was robbed on Thursday evening in Campbellville, Georgetown. Based on information reaching Guyana Times, the diplomat was relieved of her handbag containing important documents and an undisclosed sum of cash.UN Resident Coordinator to Guyana, Mikiko TanakaReports are the robbery was executed by a lone bandit on a motorcycle who relieved the woman of her bag and rode away. After reaching a short distance, he reportedly fell off the motorcycle eager to escape; leaving the bike behind and escaping on foot.The motorcycle was taken by Police as an investigation was launched. Attempts to contact Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum on the issue proved futile. Nevertheless, based on a description given to the Police by eyewitnesses, the Police are in pursuit of the suspect.The Police, however, did not release an official statement on the robbery. It is unclear if the bandit was arrested or any of the woman’s belongings recovered.The diplomat arrived in Guyana in August 2016 to take up the top UN position here after serving in a similar post in Yemen, Timor-Leste, Pakistan, China and New York.
A Korean gas company will work alongside EnCana Corporation in the Horn River Basin near Fort Nelson.- Advertisement -Korean Gas Corp. will spend $1.1 billion U-S over five years, to acquire a 50% interest in three pieces of land currently owned by EnCana. The deal is commonly referred to as a “farm-in”.The Calgary Herald spoke to EnCana spokesperson Alan Boras, who says the deal represents about 15 per cent of the company’s land position in the Horn River Basin.The Herald reports the publically-owned Korean Gas Corp. will acquire only sparsely-drilled areas away from the core areas of EnCana’s production.EnCana has almost half a million hectares of Horn River and Montney land.Advertisement The Calgary Herald reports that the agreements cover 10,000 hectares of Horn River lands and an additional 52,000 hectares of prospective Montney land. About $565 million over three years will go directly to exploration activity, Boras added.EnCana will be entitled to half of any production, which is expected to begin in 2017.For the Calgary Herald’s full story, click here. By Energeticcity.ca staff
They tried to amend the bill to require reimbursement from the state, but the effort failed. Even with the state’s presidential primary in February, elections for state and congressional candidates would continue to be held in June, with the general election in November. Schwarzenegger, who is supportive of an early presidential primary, is waiting to see the final bill before deciding whether to sign it, his spokesman said. “He supports moving the California primary up so we can be more relevant in the presidential primary,” Schwarzenegger spokesman Aaron McLear said before Tuesday’s vote. “As it stands now, California is an afterthought. They come here just for our money.” Feb. 5 is shaping into a new “Super Tuesday,” with more than a dozen states considering moving their primaries to that day. Primaries in New Hampshire and South Carolina, as well as caucuses in Iowa and Nevada are scheduled before Feb. 5.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – The California Legislature on Tuesday sought to give the nation’s most populous state a greater voice in the race for the White House by moving the state’s presidential primary from June to February. The Assembly approved the bill 46-28, along party lines, and sent it to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has said he supports the concept. The effort to move the primary has been cast by its supporters as an attempt to force presidential candidates to campaign in California, rather than merely coming to the state to raise money. “We need to do this because as long as I can remember California is basically an ATM for presidential candidates,” Assembly Charles M. Calderon, D-Whittier, said during the Assembly debate. “California is an important state in this union, and we need to be involved in who the next president of the United States is.” The assemblyman’s brother, Sen. Ron Calderon, D-Monterey Park, wrote the early primary bill. The Senate passed the bill last month on a 31-5 vote. Opponents said moving the primary to February is merely a smoke screen for the personal agendas of lawmakers who want to extend their terms. A proposed measure that would go on a February ballot would allow legislators to serve longer in their respective houses. “It’s about termed-out legislators getting one more bite at the apple to extend their time here,” said Assemblyman Doug La Malfa, R-Willows. Republicans, who are in the minority in the 80-seat chamber, opposed the measure because it does not guarantee funding for counties that would administer the additional election. A third election is expected to cost California taxpayers an additional $60 million to $90 million.
WASHINGTON – The political pressure is growing against Attorney General Alberto Gonzales now that the first Republican senator has said President George W. Bush should fire him over the dismissal of eight federal prosecutors. The demand came Wednesday from New Hampshire Sen. John Sununu, a longtime critic of the administration’s treatment of civil liberties in the fight against terrorism. It followed days of Democratic calls that Gonzales step down over the Justice Department’s misleading response to the U.S. attorney firings. “I think the president should replace him,” Sununu said. “I think the attorney general should be fired.” The White House reaction was curt – “We’re disappointed, obviously,” spokesman Tony Snow said – but unyielding. The White House sent presidential counsel Fred Fielding to Capitol Hill to negotiate the terms of any testimony by White House aides. The loss of support from a Republican was significant, if not a surprise. Sununu long has criticized the White House over its conduct in the fight against terrorism. Also, he is facing a tough re-election campaign next year in New Hampshire, where voters in 2006 replaced two Republicans with Democrats in the state’s only congressional seats. Sununu said the firings, together with a report last week that criticized the administration’s use of a special kind of subpoena to get personal records in terrorism investigations, shattered his confidence in Gonzales. “We need to have a strong, credible attorney general that has the confidence of Congress and the American people,” Sununu said. “Alberto Gonzales can’t fill that role.” Other Republicans did not endorse the demand. “I don’t believe the attorney general should resign over this,” said Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H. “I don’t believe his ability to pursue the terrorist threat has been compromised to the extent that he should resign.” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in an interview with The Associated Press while campaigning in Iowa for the GOP nomination for president, said Gonzales shouldn’t be forced out and that he should be given ample time to defend himself. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., predicted that Gonzales would soon be out. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! At a news conference in Mexico, Bush stood by Gonzales, a longtime friend, and defended the firings. “I do have confidence in Attorney General Gonzales,” Bush said. “What Al did and what the Justice Department did was appropriate.” He said what was “mishandled” was the department’s release to Congress of some but not all details of how the firings were carried out. “Al’s got work to do up there,” on Capitol Hill, Bush said. “Mistakes were made. And I’m frankly not happy about them.” Gonzales told reporters he would “work it out” with lawmakers so they understood the situation. Yet even as Bush scolded the department for not being more forthcoming to Congress, his aides sought to protect White House political director Karl Rove and former counsel Harriet Miers from congressional subpoenas about their roles in the firings. The Senate Judiciary Committee was considering seeking subpoenas for Rove, Miers, deputy White House counsel William Kelley and five Justice Department officials.
On the 17th of February 2016, 2 – 4.15pm in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny, people with disabilities and their families will have an opportunity to come together and highlight our main priorities for Election 2016. 2015 was a historic year in terms of equality in Ireland, yet today many people with disabilities are still forced to live in inhumane conditions, devoid of any independence or opportunity to integrate into society.This year we will mark independence throughout this country and we believe that now is the time to secure independence and equal rights for all our Irish citizens. This public meeting is hosted by the Donegal Centre for Independent Living who work to promote independent living and equality for people with disabilities in Donegal.Rosaleen Bradley – DCIL General Manager believes that this meeting is vital so that public representatives can fully understand the impact that the severity of cuts in services has made in people’s lives and that there has been no recovery for us to experience here in Donegal.DCIL alone have experienced cuts of €172,000 per annum which we cannot sustain but we want Wednesday 17th of February to be an opportunity for a wider group of organisations, individuals and their families with disabilities to have their voices heard pre-election.We are inviting candidates to explain to us what they will do in the forthcoming government to eradicate the inequality of the treatment suffered by people with disabilities at the hands of the state. Ireland has a poor record in offering protection to people with disabilities and its very failure to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is further evidence of the lack of priority given to enshrining our rights in legislation. In August 2012 the government tried to take €10 million out of the Personal Assistance budget, one of the primary services that enable people disabilities to participate in society on a par to everybody else.Over the past few days we are being told that over 100,000 hours will be taken off the Personal Assistance Budget over the coming year. Without any legislative protection how do people with disabilities attempt to live their lives when the very services required for surviving are continually threatened and cut?We are calling on all the candidates to clearly and unambiguously explain how they will prioritise and ensure that people with disabilities and their families, which make up well over a quarter of the population are protected by policy and legislation. It is vital that people with disabilities, their supporters, families and friends comes together on the 17th of February to take this opportunity to raise issues in person with our Election Candidates. Take the time to come together and support your fellow citizens as we all did in the Yes Equality Campaign.By working together we can insist that the systemic discrimination and violation of the lives of people with disabilities ends at the expiration of this government. We will have a number of local celebrity guests present who want to show their support for this campaign and we will also officially launch our DISABLE INEQUALITY Video which highlights a range of different people showing their support for this campaign.This meeting will run from 2pm to 4pm, in the Radisson Hotel, Letterkenny. All election candidates have been invited to attend. If you would like any further info on the event, please contact Rosaleen Bradley DCIL Manager on 074 9128945 or email@example.com For further Information on the DISABLE INEQUALITY CAMPAIGN please contact : Laura English 086 8206736 / email firstname.lastname@example.orgDONEGAL PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES TO SPEAK OUT BEFORE ELECTION 2016 was last modified: February 13th, 2016 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:Donegal Centre for Independent Living
Gaelforce Events, Ireland’s leading adventure race organisers, are delighted to announce that they are adding a new event to their calendar for 2011, Gaelforce North, which will take place on the 4th of June in Gaoth Dobhair.Gaelforce Events is an adventure race company based on the West Coast of Ireland. They run a number of adventure races including Gaelforce West, which over the last 5 years has grown to become the largest event of its kind in the world and brings over 9000 people into the region each year.They have recognised the great potential that the Donegal region has for the adventure tourism market and are hoping to enable a huge number of competitors to discover all that the region has to offer from scenery to hotels, accommodation and activities. “I spent all my childhood summers in Donegal. I love the area and when we decided to run a race a different region of Ireland, I knew straight away that Donegal had everything we would be looking for” states Mona Purcell, Gaelforce Events Director, “With the added backing of Failte Ireland we are hoping to bring a huge amount of people into the area and boost the tourism for 2011 and for the coming years”Gaelforce North will be the sister event of Gaelforce West and includes cycling, running and kayaking over a 61 km course. Competitors will take in parts of the Glenveigh National Park, Gartan lake, a cycle around the Derryveagh Mountains, climbing Errigal and finishing with a cycle back to Bunbeg.For the first year, Gaelforce Events are hoping to bring at least 1000 competitors plus 2000 supporters into the region for the June Bank Holiday.Entries are now open for the event. For more details visit www.gaelforceevents.com. MAJOR ADVENTURE RACE ANNOUNCED FOR GAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: February 27th, 2011 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)
Letterkenny Rovers and Derry City Reserves portrayed the value of intermediate football in the county when playing out an entertaining game at Leckview Park and it was the home side who deservedly claimed the three points after an enthralling 2-1 win to get their League campaign off to the perfect start.City manager Kenny Shiels has extolled the virtues of the League since taking over the reins at Brandywell and he once again brought a strong side which featured a number of first team squad members and they were quick out of the blocks dominating possession in the opening ten minutes but created little with the extremely lively Joshua Daniels coming closest on 11 minutes.Rovers began to get a foothold on proceedings and were excellent for the remainder of the first half and took the lead with their first real chance on 13 minutes when Ryan Gildea pounced on a loose ball out of defence from Christian Castelis and he found Paul McVeigh who in turn saw his cross only half cleared were it fell to Steve Okakpo-Emeka and he made no mistake when blasting home giving visiting netminder Shaun Patton no chance with an angled effort. Cathal Farren then could have equalised but forced keeper Rory Kelly into a routine save on 20 minutes before McVeigh then teed up his brother Brian who just fired wide while former Candystripe Conor Tourish did well to block Farren when he looked set to score on 27 minutes.Tourish along with his centre half colleague Ryan Gildea were superb at the heart of the Rovers defence and kept a potent Derry attacking line at bay and were in no mood to give any easy chances although Derry did have two chances to level at the beginning of the second period when Farren and Harry Monaghan both headed narrowly over.The excellent Paul McVeigh–who was playing his first game of the season after some trials at Alloa Athletic – should have doubled the lead on 53 minutes when latching onto a long clearance from returning goalkeeper Rory Kelly but he somehow squandered the opportunity to double Rovers advantage before Kevin McGrath fired just wide on 59 minutes but Rovers were not to be denied a well merited second on 63 minutes when top marksman Darren McElwaine latched onto a superb pass from Brian McVeigh to beat the offside trap and his low effort beat Patton with the aid of a slight deflection to put Rovers well in command.Letterkenny notoriously never make anything easy for themselves though and allowed City back into the game on 72 minutes when Farren made no mistake with his header this time from a sublime Joshua Daniels cross to make it 2-1 which meant a nervy ending to the game and although they dominated possession it was Rovers who had the best chance to regain a two goal advantage through Paul McVeigh as he forced Shaun Patton into a wonderful double save on 88 minutes while Derry could have got an equaliser before that as sub Connor Gormleys shot came off the head of fellow sub Stephen Duffy and it could have went anywere but Rovers were relieved to see it go just over the bar. A good disciplined performance from Eamon McConigleys charges who will be glad to get what would be a rare win over City but will be more than pleased with the level of commitment and performance as his side prepare for another big game next Sunday when welcoming old foes Cockhill Celtic in a mouthwatering FAI Intermediate Cup clash.Letterkenny Rovers; Rory Kelly, David Shovlin, Chris Flanagan, Ryan Gildea, Conor Tourish, Kevin McGrath, Paul McVeigh, Chrity Connaghan, Darren McElwaine, Brian McVeigh, Steve Okakpo-Emeka.Sub; Mark Forker for Okakpo-Emeka 80 minutesDerry City Reserves; Shaun Patton, Adrian Delap, Scott Whiteside, Christian Castelis, Jack Blake, Harry Monaghan, Rory Holden, Dean Brown,Keith Ward, Cathal Farren, Joshua Daniels.Subs; Connor Gormley, Ronan Wilson and Stephen Duffy for Ward, Holden and Delap all 69 minutes. Letterkenny Rovers earn excellent win over Derry City in USL opener was last modified: September 11th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:derry cityLetterkenny RoversnewssoccerSportUSL
The Letterkenny Photographic Club has a proud tradition of producing some of the most breathtaking images from across County Donegal.Its members comes from all walks of life and all have different levels of experience.Their goal is simple – to help and encourage members to enjoy taking photographs. The group are now showing their latest exhibition at the Regional Cultural Centre until November 4th.A visit is seriously recommended.Ends EXPOSED: DONEGAL PEOPLE CAUGHT ON CAMERA! was last modified: October 26th, 2011 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:Letterkenny Photographic ClubRegional Cultural Centre
A report on whether a man charged with dangerous driving causing the death of eight people is fit to plead is to be compiled.Shaun KellyA suitable expert has been found to assess Shaun Kelly, 24, who is charged with the offences outside Clonmany, Co Donegal in 2010. Mr Kelly, of Ballymagann, Buncrana, was the driver of the car in which seven of his friends died and the driver of a coming in the opposite direction was also killed.Earlier this week Judge Keenan Johnson had told the State he urgently needed to have an expert assigned to Mr Kelly to see if he was fit to plead.At Letterkenny Circuit Court today State prosecutor Patricia McLaughlin today told Judge Johnson that she had found an expert Dr Mark Mulrooney, a Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin.The court heard that Dr Mulrooney will examine Mr Kelly on April 26th and make his report after that.The defence are also having reports compiled on Mr Kelly.Kelly appeared in court as did several family members of those killed in the crash on July 11th, 2010.Judge Keenan Johnson said he was very anxious to have the matter dealt with.“It should be expedited as it is dragging on for far too long,” he said.The case has ben adjourned on several occasions and both Judge John O’Hagan, the residing judge and Judge Johnson have expressed their disappointment the case has not be dealt with.The state prosecutor Ms McLaughlin asked to be furnished with the report on Mr Kelly a week before the fitness to plead appearance.Judge Johnson said he will liaise with Judge O’Hagan to finalise a date for the fitness to plead appearance.The men who died in the crash on July 11th, 2010 were Hugh Friel (66), Urris, Clonmany, Eamon McDaid (22)of Ballymagan, Buncrana; Mark McLaughlin, (21) of Ballinahone, Fahan; Paul Doherty (19), of Ardagh, Ballyliffin; Ciaran Sweeney (19), of Ballyliffin; PJ McLaughlin (21), of Rockstown, Burnfoot; James McEleney (23), of Meenaduff, Clonmany and Damien McLaughlin (21), of Umricam, Buncrana.DOCTOR TO COMPILE REPORT ON MAN’S FITNESS TO PLEAD IN DEATH DRIVING CASE was last modified: April 10th, 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:clonmanycrashdonegalfitness to pleadLetterkenny Circuit CourtShaun Kelly