Inspirational local leaders and carers had a lot to celebrate at the Donegal Centre for Independent Living Christmas party and awards night on Thursday.The event honoured all the people who make the organisation a truly special community.The DCIL is also marking its 20th anniversary this year, having started from humble beginnings to become one of Donegal’s largest service providers for people with disabilities. This year’s awards night saw Christopher McBrearty being honoured as Leader of the Year.A leader of the year is someone who shows great direction to their personal assistance and is a great example of living independently, having choice in their own lives and advocating for the rights of people with disabilities.Eileen Mc Kechime was also commended as the runner up for the leadership award.Leader of the year Christopher Mc Brearty pictured with DCIL CEO Rosaleen Bradley. David Faughnan PhotographyEileen Mc Kechime Runner Up pictured with her PA Georgina Montgomery. David Faughnan Photography 2PA of the Year 2019 went to Carmel Boyce, with Chris Frize named as the runner-up. PA of the Year 2019 Carmel Boyce pictured with CEO Rosaleen Bradley and DCIL Chairperson Cath Waugh and friends. David Faughnan photographyPA of the Year Runner Up Chris Frize, pictured with CEO Rosaleen Bradley and DCIL Chairperson Cath WaughDavid Faughnan photography2019 Special Recognition Awards were presented to Breda Mc Closky, Kevin Reilly, Vicky Mathews and Annemarie Mc Brearty for their outstanding contributions and dedication over the past year.2019 Special Recognition Award winner Breda McClosky. David Faughnan Photography2019 Special Recognition Award winner Kevin Reilly. David Faughnan Photography2019 Special Recognition Award winner Vicky Matthews. David Faughnan Photography2019 Special Recognition Award winner Annemarie Mc Brearty. David Faughnan PhotographyAmazing leaders and carers honoured by Donegal Centre for Independent Living was last modified: December 15th, 2019 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:Donegal Centre for Independent Living
Pune: Popular Marathi actors Aniket Vishwasrao and Prarthana Behre had a narrow escape after their car rammed into a divider near Lonavla on the Mumbai-Pune expressway on Monday morning.The actors, along with Ms. Behre’s companion, were heading to Kolhapur to promote their upcoming film Maska when the driver of the vehicle, in a bid to avoid colliding into a parked tempo, hit a divider near the Lonavla exit.While Mr. Vishwasrao and the driver escaped unhurt, Ms. Behre, who was seated at the back, received injuries on her right hand while her companion suffered a concussion in the head, said medical sources. They were rushed to the Yash Hospital at Valvan (near Lonavla) where they are undergoing treatment.“The tempo suddenly appeared in our sights as our car turned on the bend. Unfortunately, in a bid to avoid it, our driver swerved and lost control. However, we had our seat belts on and the protective airbags deployed. So, all of us are safe,” said Mr. Vishwasrao, speaking after the mishap.The front of the vehicle — a black colour Toyota Fortuner — was badly mangled in the accident.
PH Women’s National Volleyball team. Photo by Bong LozadaThe Philippine national women’s volleyball team, the most sought-after squad these days, has finally developed chemistry after 17 days of training in Japan.Arriving in the country Wednesday, head coach Francis Vicente said he was impressed with how the players developed camaraderie despite coming from different teams and leagues.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress They will fly to Kuala Lumpur Aug. 18 for the Southeast Asian Games to reboot the country’s campaign in the regional game where the Filipinos used to lord it over.Reyes said that in Okayama and Osaka, they had managed to forget who they were back home. “We are just one team, no superstars, no big names.”The players also napped together on the same court they practice drills, helping them know each other very well.Completing the squad are Kim Fajardo, Aiza Pontillas, Rhea Dimaculangan, Maika Ortiz, Denden Lazaro, Kim Dy, Dawn Macandili, Ces Molina and Gen Casugod.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “This is a collection of superstars that is now working as one team,” said Vicente. “This is a good start because they will be playing together for the next three years.”The Nationals, training particularly to develop speed, blocking and floor coverage that Japanese clubs are known for, also came home with victories in friendlies against Kobe Shinwa, Kansai University and Osaka Superiors.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsBut more importantly, Vicente said he was delighted to watch superstars Mika Reyes, Alyssa Valdez, Jaja Santiago, Aby Maraño and Jovelyn Gonzaga working seamlessly on plays.They will see action in the Asian Seniors Championships in Biñan, Laguna, on Aug. 9 to 17, hoping to at least make the quarterfinals which would ensure a spot in the Asian Cup next year. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Chot uncovers Gilas gems in Jones Cup Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant View comments
West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Smith, who had proved his T20 exploits with the suspended Indian Premier League team Chennai Super Kings, was at it again during Sunday’s game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. (IPL Full Coverage) The Gujarat Lions opener, who played his first game in season nine yesterday, smashed a 21-ball 32 to give his team a flying start in chase of 181 against Virat Kohli’s men. (Also read: Virat Kohli heartbroken despite maiden T20 century) Smith said they would have faced no difficulty even chasing down a 200-plus target since the Royal Challengers Bangalore attack lacks teeth.”Their bowling line up is not as strong and even a target of 200 runs could have been chased against them on this wicket,” Smith said after Lions beat RCB by six wickets, chasing 181 here last night. “We won the first three matches and then lost a match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, I am happy that Lions team has got back on winning track,” he added.Skipper Suresh Raina (28) and Dinesh Karthik (not out 50) made useful contribution with the bat in Lions’ victory. (Also read: Suresh Raina credits wife Priyanka for his success as captain) Smith said Kane Richardson’s over in which he fetched 25 runs was turning point of the match.”It’s my natural game to play aggressive and I looked to attack every bowler but Richardson’s over was turning point as we were chasing 180 runs and got 25 runs in his over. I got an opportunity for the Lions and I just took it and gave what I can,” he said.advertisementWhen asked about Australian batsmen Aaron Finch’s injury, Smith said “he would be fine soon”.Finch had struck three back to back fifties in Lions victory, he however could not bat in Lion’s six wickets win against RCB.”I don’t know exactly what has happened to him but I am sure he will be fine soon,” Smith added.(With inputs from PTI)