Federer stretches winning streak on grass to 17 in Halle

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Two-time finalist Alexander Zverev was upset by Borna Coric, 6-1, 6-4. The second-seeded German wore a bandage after tearing a muscle in his left thigh during his quarterfinal run at Roland Garros, and he said the injury was holding him back.“At first I was afraid that I couldn’t play at all in Halle or Wimbledon,” Zverev said.Also, Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece upset fifth-seeded Lucas Pouille 6-2, 7-6 (3), and former title winner Philipp Kohlschreiber progressed against Marton Fucsovics.There were also first-round wins for Andreas Seppi, Florian Mayer, Matthew Ebden, Karen Khachanov and Benoit Paire.ADVERTISEMENT Roger Federer celebrates after he beats Milos Raonic in the final tennis match of the ATP Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, Sunday June 17, 2018. (Marijan Murat//dpa via AP)HALLE, Germany — Roger Federer opened his Gerry Weber Open title defense by seeing off Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia 6-3, 6-4 on Tuesday.The world No. 1 broke the No. 72nd-ranked Bedene at the first attempt and again for 5-4 in the second set to wrap up the win.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Russia on brink of last 16 at World Cup, beats Egypt 3-1 Fresh from winning his 18th grass-court title in Stuttgart on Sunday, Federer dropped just four points on his serve and forced seven break opportunities, taking two.Federer made his comeback in Stuttgart after skipping the entire clay-court season for the second year in a row, and again he looked sharp as he extended his grass-court winning streak to 17 matches including his titles at Halle and Wimbledon last year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Swiss great is just five match wins away from matching Jimmy Connors’ all-time record of 174 victories on grass. Federer’s winning percentage is better, with 169 wins and 24 loses compared to Connors’ record of 174-34.Federer is bidding for a record-extending 10th title in Halle, which would be his fourth of the season and 99th overall. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 View commentslast_img read more

PPP to advance measures for more accountability at City Hall

first_img…Party calls of yearly audited statementsAt the recently concluded Local Government Elections (LGE) of 2018, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) secured seven seats in the capital city of Georgetown, which is an increase of five seats when compared with the last LGE in 2016.The PPP plans to make City Hall more accountableWith the addition of its new voices at City Hall, PPP General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo at a recent press conference outlined that the Party will be employing measures to ensure that the Georgetown City Council is fully accountable to its constituents.With a 2018 LGE voter turnout of just 28.3 per cent in Georgetown, many observers contended that a large part of the electorate in the city withheld votes from the ruling coalition Administration, following many of the startling revelations that came out from the recently ordered probe into City Hall’s management. Now that the PPP has garnered more seats, Jagdeo committed that the Party’s Councilors will not only hold the new Council accountable but will also put forward proposals to improve services offered by City Hall.“First of all, accountability in the City Council, we want audited statements every single year; we want every civil work be tendered using the National Procurement Act because you have seen that they have not had audited statements for the last three years [but] they have given out hundreds of millions in contracts without any form of tendering to friends and family. We want to correct that,” Jagdeo told the press.He added too that PPP Councilors will strive to make the City Council more user-friendly in terms of tax paying. The Party posited that residents and business owners and operators should not have to face the hassle of physically travelling to City Hall to pay their taxes or to find out how much they are in arrears. The PPP has agreed that taxpayers should be able to fully access these services online by entering their name and address in the city in electronic devices to check on their tax liabilities“I should be able to pay it online as how you pay your bills; then you improve services to residents in the city. We will be talking to our seven councilors to push for these things,” Jagdeo disclosed.More than that, the former President said the PPP wants the city to accelerate the process of permitting businesses to construct buildings which would lead to more job creation in Georgetown. In addition, he wants the city’s administration to review all of its expenditure now with the aim of assessing the impact on people.“You can’t have the current City Council funding the security for the former Mayor or the current Mayor having more security than the President,” he noted.On September 24, 2018, public hearings into the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into City Hall’s operations commenced before former Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Cecil Kennard. It had been revealed that a plot of riverfront land, reportedly not the property of City Hall was leased to a shipping company by King since April 5, 2016, at the cost of $625,000 per year.It was also heard that the Town Clerk, Royston King, allegedly collected monies from nine specific drivers of the Route 44 (Industry) route and that those drivers paid a rental of $3000 to occupy a stretch of the roadway that spans from the Avenue of the Republic to Hincks Street.Though much of the blame seemed to be placed on the Town Clerk, outspoken economist and former Presidential Advisor, Ramon Gaskin, had expressed that King should not have been the only subject to be put in the spotlight. He had argued that there was a culture of mismanagement and unaccountability at City Hall for more than 20 years and that it never stopped. He said it began under the leadership of former Mayor Hamilton Green and continued with Patricia Chase Green.“These two people should not be forgotten. Royston King is a product of Hamilton Green and Chase Green too,” he had told this newspaper. King has been sent on leave pending the outcome of this CoI.Aside from the seven seats the PPP/C gained, the smaller coalition partner, the Alliance For Change (AFC), won two while the majority, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) garnered the most with 21. Back in 2016, the combined APNU/AFC controlled 25 seats. (Shemuel Fanfair)last_img read more

“Disgraceful” salary increases were not enough for APNU/AFC – PPP

first_imgThe “utterly disgraceful” salary increases given to Presidents and Ministers under the past Administration were not enough to satisfy the appetite of the coalition Government, which clandestinely awarded its Ministers an exorbitant 50 per cent salary just after several months in office.That was the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) response to the outcry by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo over the salary increases given to the Ministers andPresident David Granger and Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo with Ministers of the APNU/AFC GovernmentPresidents between the periods 1998 to 2014.A publicity gimmick was executed by the coalition Government in the National Assembly on Monday when an A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) backbencher Jermaine Figueira was asked prepared questions to Finance Minister Winston Jordan in relation to salary increases under the PPP Administration.In a subsequent statement, Nagamootoo said the increases which amounted to a total of 220.5 per cent for Ministers and 386.5 per cent for Presidents over 17 years were “unconscionable and utterly disgraceful”.But the PPP pointed out that those accumulated increases were never done in any veiled or clandestine manner unlike what was done in the case of the coalition Government which tried to cover up their lavish and unjustifiable increases.The Party noted that its increases over the years were always announced prior to their implementation and when they were implemented, the public was duly informed as soon as possible thereafter. The PPP recalled too there was never any public hue and cry about these increases.“We note the Prime Minister seizing this opportunity for cheap publicity, as is his wont, and characteristically, without thinking, describing these increases as “disgraceful”. There is a saying that fools normally rush in where wise men dare not go. Had the Prime Minister thought the matter through, he would have remained quiet. But he has illustrated that notwithstanding, how “disgraceful” these salary increases were, they were still inadequate to satisfy the leisure, lifestyle and greed of his coalition Government. As a result, he led a campaign at Cabinet which resulted in an increase of these “disgraceful” salaries by over 50 per cent,” the PPP highlighted.The Party also pointed out that the revelation of these increases comes after vehement denials from Minister Raphael Trotman to the nation that there will ever be any such increases.“The “disgrace” was compounded by the fact that there was no public announcement of this over 50 per cent increase but the nation learnt about it through an obscure order hidden in the Official Gazette. The “disgrace” was also aggravated by the increase being made retroactive to take effect from the beginning of the first working month that the Government took office,” the PPP argued.The Party added that “as if there is no limit to the shame”, the hefty increases in salaries were followed by a fleet of brand new SUVs for Ministers.“The vulgarity did not stop there. It was followed by an increase in travelling and per diem allowances for overseas travels by several thousand per cent, along with the abolition of a requirement to produce any receipts for those expenditures. The new rule which was established that now allows for Ministers to travel with their spouses at taxpayers’ expense must be added to the “disgrace”. So often times, the nation witnesses through photographs published in the social media, the Prime Minister and other Ministers partying and socialising at expensive restaurants and entertainment centres in North America,” PPP outlined.Furthermore, the Party disclosed that “several houses are being rented for Ministers to the tune of several thousand of US dollars per month, per house and the fleet on bodyguards and personal assistants who accompany Ministers, even to the washrooms in Parliament.”Notably as well, some Government Ministers are benefiting from fully-funded Government scholarships which are typically awarded to Guyanese citizens who otherwise cannot afford to finance their university education.The PPP noted that, in the face of these vulgarities, the coalition Government imposes VAT on baby food, medical supplies, educational materials, domestic travels; even on the dead.“At the same time, (they are) refusing to pay promised increases to the public servants, teachers and sugar workers; while at the same time, authorising the President and Prime Minister to personally import, tax, VAT and duty ‘luxury vehicles’. This Government should be the last grouping of persons in the world to speak about ‘disgraceful,’” the PPP asserted.last_img read more

Hawksbee and Jacobs daily – Tuesday, February 3

first_imgListen to the best bits from Tuesday’s Hawksbee and Jacobs show. With Paul Hawksbee away, Andy Jacobs was joined by Danny Kelly on today’s show.last_img

Bolton could not afford to pay players in November

first_img1 Bolton confirm players have not been paid in November Cash-strapped Bolton have confirmed they have been unable to pay their players for the month of November.The crisis-hit club, who are currently bottom of the Championship, revealed the news just hours before their clash with Brentford on Monday night.Wanderers say the reason is a “short-term funding issue” and is due to “the ongoing situation surrounding the club’s ownership off the field”.Bolton are £172.9million in debt and are up for sale, with owner Eddie Davies prepared to write off that figure in loans owed to him as part of any takeover.A consortium led by ex-Wanderers striker Dean Holdsworth is understood to be interested in buying the club.Wanderers last week appointed advisor Trevor Birch to help negotiate with interested investors after revealing chairman Phil Gartside was “seriously ill”.A club statement read: “Bolton Wanderers Football Club can today, Monday 30 November, confirm that the first-team playing squad are yet to receive their wages for the month of November.“This is due to the ongoing situation surrounding the club’s ownership off the field.”Birch added: “This is due to a short-term funding issue. We are working hard behind the scenes and hope to have this resolved in a quick and timely manner and I will be meeting the players tomorrow to update them.”last_img read more

Can these 10 Premier League stars challenge for next year’s Ballon d’Or?

first_imgThe Ballon d’Or ceremony takes place in Zurich later today with Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi the hot favourite to dethrone arch rival Cristiano Ronaldo and claim his fourth title.Ronaldo and Messi’s Barca team-mate Neymar are also shortlisted for the award, but after the Catalans romped to five trophies in 2015 the Argentine is hotly tipped to claim victory.One noticeable aspect of the shortlist is the absence of any Premier League representatives for the sixth year in a row as a result of England’s elite clubs falling further and further behind their European counterparts.But could the Premier League launch a renaissance in 2016? Several stars have been in scintillating form in recent months – but could they really bring an end to Messi and Ronaldo’s era of dominance?talkSPORT takes a look at 10 players who could stake a claim and power ranked their chances – click the yellow arrow above, right, to see who made our list… 1. Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) – After an extraordinary year with club and country, Sanchez will have to go some way to improve on his exploits but, once he returns to fitness, the Chilean will hopefully build on his brilliant achievements. When fully fit, very few can rival his talents in the Premier League and that move away from Barcelona in 2014 has allowed for greater time in the spotlight where his ability can be truly appreciated. If Arsenal win the league this season, Sanchez will need to be an integral part of their bid. 10. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) – Martial, at times, has been the saving grace for United in a hugely uninspiring season so far as the 19-year-old has showed no signs of intimidation after that hefty summer transfer fee. If deployed in the right way, the Frenchman has the blistering pace and finishing ability to carry on setting the Premier League alight. 5. Harry Kane (Tottenham) – England’s sole representative in our list, Kane’s meteoric rise is showing no signs of slowing as the Tottenham striker reached 50 club goals on Sunday against Leicester. His no-nonsense style endears himself to fans across the country and, with a move to Real Madrid mooted in the summer, he could really put himself on the global map in 2016. 3. Mesut Ozil (Arsenal) – Three seasons after his £42.5m arrival from Real Madrid, Ozil is finally exuding the class we all knew he occupies. The German already has an amazing 16 Premier League assists – just four short of Thierry Henry’s top-flight record with 19 games left to break it – and he is currently the inspiration behind Arsenal’s most convincing title challenge in a decade. 10 10 10 10 8. Willian (Chelsea) – Chelsea’s player of the season by a million miles has stepped out of the shadows of the likes of Eden Hazard and Oscar to, like Martial at United, almost singlehandedly keep the Blues afloat so far in a dismal campaign. He has added a killer instinct and cutting edge to his hardworking displays, including an incredible potency from free kicks which now ranks him as one of the best from dead-ball situations around. 10 9. Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) – Although not at his best in recent months after being plagued by hamstring injuries, Coutinho is the kind of luxury player who, given he finds consistency, can challenge for individual awards. Under Jurgen Klopp, the ‘little magician’ should be allowed to flourish and you wouldn’t bet against him emulating his PFA Player of the Year award nomination from last season. 10 6. David de Gea (Manchester United) – Goalkeepers are largely ignored when it comes to individual awards but the success of Manuel Neuer – who finished third in last year’s Ballon d’Or vote – suggests more recognition may be on its way. De Gea hasn’t needed to be quite as impeccable as last season but his quiet brilliance ensures that he remains the Premier League’s standout stopper. If his dream move to Real Madrid materialises in the summer, the Spaniard may well put himself into contention. 7. Riyad Mahrez (Leicester) – Why not? The top flight’s player of the season so far epitomises the revolution taking place under Claudio Ranieri at Leicester so far this campaign. 13 goals and six assists in 19 Premier League games is simply electric form and, unsurprisingly, he’s attracting interest from European heavyweights across the continent. Could a big move propel him into global contention? 10 4. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – When fit, Aguero remains the Premier League’s standout finisher but his injury record is proving a persistent obstacle to individual recognition. It is a travesty that the Argentine has never won PFA Player of the Year, let alone challenged for world awards, but if he can help Manchester City to domestic and European success by May, who says that can’t change this season? 10 10 10 2. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – De Bruyne has shrugged off his sizeable £56m price tag after his move from Wolfsburg to register a brilliant 11 goals and 10 assists across all competitions in his debut season in England. The Belgian is incredibly clinical with his delivery and decision making, ensuring he has elevated himself to one of the finest playmakers in world football. A good Euro 2016 with Belgium could see him push the likes of Messi and Ronaldo close come this time next year. last_img read more

Royal claims crown

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Michael Cybulski, the defending state 3,200-meter champion, ran 14:53 on the 2.91-mile course, the 10th-best Mt. SAC time in area history. Royal’s first four runners all placed in the top 20. It was a stellar performance by the nation’s third-ranked team, but hardly the only one Saturday. West Covina’s Diego Mercado won the team sweepstakes in 14:24, breaking the course record by eight seconds. Nine of the 21 fastest girls’ times in course history were run this week; four of the top 20 boys’ times also were achieved. Saugus’ Shannon Murakami finished third in the girls’ Div. I/II individual sweepstakes with a time of 17:08. That time makes her the second-fastest runner in area history at Mt. SAC, which also hosts the Southern Section prelims and finals. Royal, the defending Div. I state champ that also set a record at the Woodbridge Invitational this year, was without team captain Jason Pedersen because of injury. “Jason’s been the force behind this team,” said Royal coach Ryan Luce. “We came here knowing we’d do well, but we wanted the record for him.” WALNUT – The Royal High of Simi Valley boys’ cross country team didn’t let the absence of its team captain keep it from shattering the course record at the prestigious Mt. San Antonio College Invitational. They used it as motivation. The Highlanders won the boys’ Div. I/II team sweepstakes race in 76 minutes, 22 seconds. That’s 37 seconds faster than the record set by Canyon High of Canyon Country in 2001. center_img Murakami, who started the season as the second-ranked Div. I runner statewide, had struggled recently. She finished second to teammate Katie Dunn in a Foothill League meet last week, a loss Murakami said inspired her entering this meet. Murakami finished behind freshman phenom Jordan Hasay from Mission Prep of San Luis Obispo. Hasay, who owns several national age-group records, won the race in 16:48, bettering the freshman course record by 18 seconds. Fellow competitors hounded Hasay for autographs after the race. Highland of Palmdale’s Caitlin Fitzgerald ran 17:44 to finish fifth in the girls’ Div. I/II team sweepstakes race. Reno’s Marie Lawrence ran the second-best time in Mt. SAC history, 16:29, to win that race. Crescenta Valley of La Crescenta’s Nathan Sellers finished fifth in the Div. I/II team sweepstakes in 15:00. Camarillo’s Ted Price, the two-time defending Ventura County champion, overcame a groin injury to finish 10th in the Div. I/II individual sweepstakes. Highland’s Josh Housinger won his team’s Div. I varsity race in 15:19. Canyon, ranked No. 2 by the Daily News, won a Div. I varsity girls’ race in dominating fashion despite missing one of its top runners. All five Cowboy scorers finished in the top 10 for a team total of 29. Kalyn English, one of the top age-group triathletes in the country, was competing in an event in Maui, Hawaii. The Marmonte League had strong showings in several races. No. 1 Thousand Oaks won its Div. I varsity girls’ race despite the absence of Lynne Fletcher, its top runner. Simi Valley’s Anna Sperry won her team’s Div. II race with a time of 17:33. Westlake’s Cory Primm, who won the Div. II junior boys’ race earlier this year at Woodbridge, won Saturday with a time of 15:32. Erik Boal contributed Sean Martin, (818) 713-3607 sean.martin@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgA case brought by the DPP against the alleged leniency of the sentence given to Shaun Kelly over the death of eight people is to be heard in October.Shaun Kelly appearing at a previous court sitting. Pic copyright Northwest Newspix.Kelly (26), of Hill Road, Ballymagan, Buncrana, Co Donegal, had pleaded guilty at Letterkenney Circuit Criminal Court to dangerous driving causing the death of eight men on a road between Clonmany and Buncrana on July 11 2010.He was sentenced to four years imprisonment with the final two suspended by Judge John O’Hagan in December last and was also disqualified from driving for ten years.The Director of Public Prosecutions are seeking a review of Kelly’s sentence on grounds that it was “unduly lenient”.Mr Justice George Birmingham fixed October 22 for the hearing of the DPP’s appeal in the court of appeal today.Kelly was not present in court for the procedural matter. APPEAL OVER ALLEGED LENIENCY OF INISHOWEN CRASH CASE SENTENCE TO BE HEARD IN OCTOBER was last modified: July 13th, 2015 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_imgLisa Mc Hale, Speech & Language Therapist, Aileen Henry, Public Health Nurse, Killybegs, Hilary Curley, Community Facilitator, Aoibheann Ni Churraighin, Community Representative, Glencolmcille, Sarah Mc Lean, Physiotherapist, Mary Melly, Community Representative, John O Friel, Community Mental Health Nurse, Sandra Sheerin, Senior Support OfficerMore than 175 people availed of free health checks at a Health and Well Being event which took place in the Bayview Hotel KillybegsThe Killybegs Primary Care Team hosted a stand at the show at which people had their blood pressure, blood glucose and weight checked by public health nurses with immediate results.Following on from this a Dietician, Sarah Harkin was on hand to check their body mass index.People also had an opportunity to meet other members of the primary care team and to learn more about the services provided by their local community organisations. There were a number of information stands available on the day and CPR Demonstrations were also given.Thanks to everyone who helped on the day and to all the members of the public who availed of the checks. Following on from the success of this event it is hoped to hold similar events in the future.A special word of thanks goes to the Bayview Hotel who kindly donated a voucher worth €120. This was won by Elaine Burn on the day.The event was supported by the Local National Lottery Office and the HSE.  HUGE RESPONSE TO PUBLIC HEALTH CHECK IN KILLYBEGS was last modified: October 10th, 2015 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:health checkKillybegslast_img read more

North West 10K charities presented with €12,000

first_imgThe grand fundraising total of the 22nd North West 10k has been revealed as €12,396 was presented to two local charities – Breastcare Northwest and the Diabetes Ireland Donegal Branch.The announcement was made by Chairperson Neil Martin at a presentation function in the Mount Errigal Hotel last night. The two charities who will get €6,198 each, expressed their delight at the amount raised with the support of the 10k committee.Mr Martin said Breastcare Centre North West and the Diabetes Ireland Donegal Branch had worked very well together on a range of fundraising initiatives in the lead up to the race and walk which took place on the May Bank Holiday Sunday in Letterkenny. He also thanked the Gardai under the direction of Sergeant Eunan Walsh for their support and the 57 stewards led by Neily McDaid who helped marshal the charity event which attracted an entry of just under 1,300 runners and walkers. “I would also like to thank our sponsors Brian McCormick of Brian McCormick Sports and Stephen Maguire from Donegal Daily for their backing again in 2018. We would also like to thank all of the local media for their coverage in the lead up and after the North West 10k.“Jimmy Harte was our special guest to start the event and we were delighted to have him there as he always was a supporter of the 10k. Martin O’Donnell was in charge of our traffic management plan this year and he did a really good job for us. We are well over 750,000 euros now from the 22 years and all that money has gone to charities in Donegal” Mr Martin said.It was also confirmed on Monday evening that the 23rd North West 10k will take place on Sunday the 5th of May next year.The new Mayor of the Letterkenny Municipal District Cllr Ian McGarvey congratulated all involved with the North West 10k who had helped raised essential funds for so many local charities over the past 22 years. “Without the effort of you all there would be no event. People care and want to assist others and as Mayor I want acknowledge what you are doing tonight in making this contribution to the two charities” Mayor McGarvey said. Vanessa Savva, representing Breast Centre Northwest said the money raised would help with the funding of six mainly local medical students doing research work over the summer and for specialist nurse Alison Johnston who is doing a project to achieve better outcomes for male and female patients.Ms Savva said: “We greatly appreciate this money and a big thanks to the North West 10k for that. We worked very well with the Diabetes group. This funding will make a big difference to what we are doing in the Breast Centre.”On behalf of the Diabetes Ireland Donegal Branch, Caroline Baird said she first of all wanted to acknowledge the invitation from the North West 10k committee to be one of the benefiting charities from this year’s event. “We made a great team with Breast Care. It was a lot of fun too. It was an experience as well as an opportunity to raise money. We got to know the amount of dedication, time, effort that is involved. Our own committee did so much from the ideas for fundraising to going out and selling the tickets and helping with the dance.”Diabetes Donegal will use the proceeds towards education in the community of children, parents and those with the condition. “The incidence of diabetes is higher in Donegal than in the rest of Ireland. The age is getting younger. A child was diagnosed recently at just 13 months and there was also a baby of seven weeks diagnosed. Expertise is needed at that age to manage the condition. My son was diagnosed 12 years ago. Then it was more straightforward with three injections a day. Now the new regime is more complicated” Ms Baird said.North West 10K charities presented with €12,000 was last modified: June 19th, 2018 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) Tags:Breast Centre Northwestcharity presentationDiabetes Ireland Donegal BranchNorth West 10klast_img read more