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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Asked if Dejounte Murray would continue to start at point guard, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said, “We’ll see.”Murray had eight points, seven rebounds, four assists and four turnovers in 28 minutes.“A little different, so I guess we’re figuring where we need certain things (with Parker) coming off the bench to start the game,” Spurs guard Danny Green said. “Trying to get a happy medium of getting some fast pace, slower pace, getting it inside, working outside, but turn the ball over a little less, move it a little bit better.”Parker responded with 12 points, five assists and one turnover, but LaMarcus Aldridge struggled without the veteran point guard.The Pacers stymied Aldridge offensively even without the injured Myles Turner, limiting the Spurs forward to a season-low 10 points. Aldridge finished 5 for 14 from the field.ADVERTISEMENT Dinwiddie basket in last second, Nets beat Pistons San Antonio lost at home for the third time this season and the first since Nov. 10 against Milwaukee.“It’s just a great win for this young team to come into San Antonio, where they only lost two games,” Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. “This has always been a tough place to play and to end the road trip when you’re a little fatigued and a little tired. The challenge was mentally give yourself a chance by giving the effort, staying connected, playing together, and they did.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Pacers became the first Eastern Conference team in three years to sweep a season series from the Spurs.With Manu Ginobili, Rudy Gay and Kawhi Leonard out with injuries, San Antonio made a last-minute lineup change, bringing Tony Parker off the bench for the 14th time in 1,165 career games. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Thaddeus (Young) did a really nice job of making LaMarcus work,” McMillan said. “You don’t stop those guys, but he was physical and made it tough for him to score. The rest of our guys did a good job defending and just keeping them in front.”Indiana, which led by as many as 17 points, had 15 steals while forcing 20 turnovers.“We did a great job just getting stops and moving the ball,” Oladipo said. “They’re a tough team to play against. Well-coached team, great players over there, it was a tough-fought team win. We’ve just got to build on it.”Darren Collison added 15 points for Indiana, which snapped a three-game losing streak in San Antonio.The Spurs pulled within 83-76 with 5:03 remaining on Davis Bertans’ 3-pointer, but San Antonio committed two turnovers on the next two possessions.“It happens a little too much with our team,” said Pau Gasol, who had 14 points. “We get a little bit out of whack. We don’t execute, we’re a little sloppy at times and we pay the price. We can’t afford mistakes like that.”TIP-INSPacers: Turner missed his seventh straight game with an injured right elbow. He high-stepped halfway down the baseline in celebration after Al Jefferson dunked on Gasol early in the fourth quarter. … The Pacers concluded their longest trip of the season, going 3-2. … Indiana came in averaging 106.5 points per game, which was 10th in the league.Spurs: Ginobili was a late scratch after being listed as questionable with bruised right thigh. … Popovich said he is still not sure when Leonard will return as he continues to rehabilitate right quadriceps tendinopathy. … Spurs players have missed 123 games collectively because of injuries and sat out 10 games for rest. … Aldridge’s previous low was 11 points against at Boston on Oct. 30.BIG WIN Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) drives to the basket past San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol (16) during the first half. APSAN ANTONIO — Indiana made itself at home at an arena that’s rarely hospitable to visiting teams.Victor Oladipo scored 19 points and the Pacers defeated San Antonio 94-86 on Sunday (Monday Manila time), snapping the Spurs’ 14-game home winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The difficulty of winning in San Antonio was not lost on veterans Collinson and Jefferson.“It’s big time,” Collison said. “Al and I were just talking about all that it takes to get a victory here. It’s a good win all around. If we can continue to keep this up, the way we’ve been playing, beating teams like this, we’re going to have a very good time.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READ Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak View comments
Galang’s achievements, however, didn’t protect from what was waiting to happen in 2015 when she suffered multiple injuries in her left leg during the Final Four of UAAP Season 77.It took years for Galang to reach the pinnacle of personal success, but through sheer will and perseverance she finally managed to step into the apex when she was named the MVP of the Philippine Superliga Invitational Conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Galang led F2 Logistics to the title in a sweep of Petron in their best-of-three championship series, 25-18, 23-25, 25-23, 25-18, Saturday at Ynares Sports Center.And that piece of shiny hardware was the testament to Galang’s hard work after her gruesome injury. 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 ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Maraño shows lighter side in F2’s title-clinching Game 2 Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Galang’s opponents in the finals also joined her in the podium with Aiza Maizo-Pontillas being named as the 1st Best Opposite Spiker, Mika Reyes as the 1st Best Middle Blocker, and Cherry Rondina as the 2nd Best Outside Spiker.Rounding out the top individuals for the Invitational Conference are Best Scorer Patty Orendain from Generika-Ayala and Cignal’s Rachel Ann Daquis as the 1st Best Outside Spiker.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “My mentality is I will I give my best, I will give everything I know, everything that I can do,” said Galang in Filipino. “The important thing for me is that I will improve because I can’t say that I played my best.”“All I know is I gave it my all the whole season.”Galang bannered the Invitational Conference’s best individual players with teammates Dawn Macandili, Kim Fajardo, and Mary Joy Baron also receiving honors.Macandili was named the Best Libero of the tournament, Baron was the 2nd Best Middle Blocker, and Fajardo was the Best Setter.“I’m not even thinking about the MVP award because what I really wanted was the championship,” said Galang. “If I was given the MVP award then that’s just a bonus.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Ara Galang is MVP. Photo by Bong LozadaAra Galang experienced both the highest of achievements and the lowest of defeats in her volleyball career.She’s a three-time UAAP champion with De La Salle, a Rookie of the Year, and an MVP with the Lady Spikers.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
The Tree of Life Ministries International (TOLMI) in the United States of America has presented a certificate of honor to Alfred Gezaye, a practicing Liberian journalist for his “voluntary contribution” to that institution and the people of Liberia.A dispatch from TOLMI said, as a volunteer, Journalist Gezaye conducts project management, logistic and business on behalf of TOLMI’s activities in Liberia.The founder and executive director of TOLMI, Dr. LaTonya McRae, said the committed and efficient involvement of Journalist Gezaye has been second to none.The certificate noted that the TOLMI and its Board of Directors are continuously praying for the health, safety, strength and success of Mr. Gezaye and his family.TOLMI is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 2004 to engage in conducting retreats, missions and ministry events and projects.TOLMI’s goal is to produce, promote and maintain the spiritual, physical and emotional wellbeing of humankind.Alfred Gezaye has for the past 11 years worked as a Broadcast and print journalist in Liberia and holds certificates in both print and broadcast journalism from the Jeri School of Journalism in Monrovia.The honoree is presently majoring in Political Science with Mass Communications as his minor at the University of Liberia.He had earlier received other certificates in the field of general construction, education, photography, theology, and Secretarial Science from Liberia and the Ivory Coast.Gezaye previously worked for the Catholic-run Radio Veritas and served as correspondent for the Africa International Christian Mission based in Boynton Beach, Florida, the USA.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Weeks after acting Chief Justice Roxane George ruled against an application to quash Government’s move to close the East Demerara and Rose Hall Estates, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) and the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE) are moving to challenge the ruling in the Appeal Court.GAWU President Komal ChandThis was confirmed by GAWU President Komal Chand, who told Guyana Times on Tuesday that the unions were of the view that the acting Chief Justice “erred” in denying the application.This contention, according to Chand, will have to be heard in the Appeal Court at a date to be determined. However, the unions will first tender submissions for the court’s consideration before the matter can proceed. The original injunction in the High Court had noted that not enough consultations were held by Government with the affected parties.The decision to challenge the acting Chief Justice’s decision comes less than two weeks after workers of the Rose Hall Estate in East Canje, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) were told of Government’s plans to put off that entity’s closure until next year. This estate was scheduled to be closed on December 31, 2017. However, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, had announced that the Special Purpose Unit (SPU), which was established under the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) to manage the privatisation/divestment process of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) was yet to determine the way forward for Rose Hall Estate.It was in May 2017 that Government announced plans to close the Enmore and Rose Hall Sugar Estates, sell the Skeldon Sugar Factory, reduce the annual production of sugar, and take on the responsibility of managing the drainage and irrigation services offered by GuySuCo. These decisions were, however, met with union and community -sanctioned protests, which saw many workers and affected residents taking to the streets to highlight the negative impact the closures would have on workers and the economy as a whole.In October, GuySuCo had disclosed plans to retrench some 2500 workers by the end of this year. However, GAWU reiterated that the downsizing and subsequent closure of sugar estates would lead to the loss of more than 15,000 jobs and the potential threat of poverty for between 50,000 and 100,000 people. A statement from Head of the Special Purpose Unit, Colvin Heath-London last month detailed that an international accounting firm would be recruited to evaluate GuySuCo’s assets for privatisation and divestment. Selected tenders were invited from PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, and KPMG to provide the service. The selected firm would be conducting the valuation of all assets under the control of GuySuCo, in addition to other advisory and financial services. The preparation of a prospectus is expected to be completed by the end of January 2018.The Private Sector, civil society and other interest groups have long decried the closures of estates, with many saying that the country’s overall economy and the economies of villages would be impacted as a whole. The social strain on families was also noted as a major possible setback as in many instances, multiple members of the same household, including some husbands and wives, are employed within the sugar industry. The Wales Estate was closed in December 2016.
Edison spokesman Gil Alexander said Friday the utility preferred to reserve comment until the commission issues a written decision. For a period of seven years, some utility employees erased or altered phone numbers of unhappy customers so they wouldn’t be reached by the firm conducting the customer satisfaction surveys. Some employees were also falsifying safety records so Edison could earn bonuses from the public utilities commission, a subsequent investigation found. Edison has since fired 11 employees and disciplined 46 others.165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Rosemead-based utility disclosed in 2004 that an in-house investigation found some employees had rigged the surveys. At the time, Edison told the commission that knowledge of the survey-rigging scheme did not appear to go higher than middle management, one of four groups eligible for the performance bonuses. The company, a unit of Edison International, has argued penalties against it should be limited to the nearly $50 million in bonuses and a $2.5-million fine. Barnett, one of two officials who presided over the probe into Edison’s actions, has yet to formally issue his judgment against the company. Once he does, it becomes final after 30 days, unless there is an appeal or a member of the commission seeks further review of the case. Barnett also suggested the commission should consider compensating Edison employees who blew the whistle on the scheme. A judge at the state agency that oversees utilities wants Southern California Edison to pay $200 million in fines and ratepayer refunds for rigging customer satisfaction surveys, a move that enabled the utility and its employees to collect larger bonus payments. Administrative Law Judge Robert Barnett outlined his proposed penalty during a public hearing Thursday held by the California Public Utilities Commission. Barnett said Edison, California’s second-largest utility, should return $160 million in financial incentives, paid by its customers through their electricity rates as a result of the falsified surveys. Edison should also pay a $40 million fine, Barnett said.
Dongeal and the Border counties must escape any proposed VAT increase in the Budget, according to the general manager of one of the county’s top hotels.Carolynne Harrison from the 4-star Shandon Hotel & Spa at Marble Hill, Dunfanaghy, says any increase in the 9 per cent VAT rate would hit the local tourism sector just as it is getting back on its feet.She said rural hotels must not be made to pay for rising costs of hotels in Dublin, Cork and Galway. “There are a number of ingredients which has led to Donegal’s increasing success in attracting tourists here,” said Ms Harrison.“Firstly there is the hard work of hotel owners and their staff. Here at the Shandon, the hotel was closed during the recession. Before that it was a seasonal hotel. Now we’re open all year round under a new owner and we are employing people here throughout the year.“The creation of the Wild Atlantic Way and the reduction of the VAT rate to 9 per cent were key to helping counties like Donegal recover. However increasing VAT at this stage for rural hotels particularly in Donegal and the border counties risks putting us all back.”Ms Harrison said the industry is already dealing with high volatility in the currency markets with the decreasing value of sterling a major issue for the hospitality sector south of the border. “We cannot and would not charge the sort of room rates you see in Dublin now or in Galway or Cork for that matter. The vast majority of tourists coming to Ireland from outside the country are still visiting the south of the country so they can charge almost what they like,” said the Shandon manager.“We’ve had a very good summer with high occupancy rates but we are also offering good value, with good room rates to attract customers, particularly from the UK.“Any extra costs will only set us back again.”Ms Harrison says she backs some suggestions from Government ministers in recent days for a new VAT rate to kick in once a room price exceeds a certain amount with suggestions of €150 or €200 per room per night being the suggested benchmark for a higher VAT rate.“That might help tackle rising costs in Dublin and not affect us at all,” she said. “With all the uncertainty around Brexit and the possible consequences for further fluctuations in the exchange rate, we need as much stability as possible for another year at least and that means keeping the VAT rate at 9 per cent for rural hotels.”The Shandon Hotel & Spa closed during the recession and re-opened under new owners two years ago. The hotel recently added 18 new bedrooms. At the height of the summer season 130 full time and part time staff are employed there.Donegal must escape proposed VAT increase, says top local hotelier was last modified: September 26th, 2018 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)
The Annual Golf Scramble takes place this Saturday, May 25th in Letterkenny Golf Club. Teams of 4 for €100. Contact James Friel 086-8255474 or John Coleman 087-2318601 to book your tee time.The winning team will get a fantastic VIP Day to the Donegal v Tyrone game including Breakfast, transport to and from the match (4 tickets to the match) and an evening dinner upon their return to Letterkenny in The Station House Hotel.Thanks to everyone that came out to support the Féile Fundraising Dance on Saturday night in the Clubhouse. Special mention to Mary Maguire for her superb organisation. The food that was served on the night was absolutely fantastic so thanks to everyone, especially Gerard for his treacle bread!! The Seniors and Reserves both continued their winning way on Sunday at home to Ardara, they have no games this week due to the Donegal match. Best of luck to Rory, Ross and Eamonn as the All-Ireland champions begin the defence of their crown in the toughest fashion possible v Tyrone.The Junior game v N. Conaill on Saturday night was postponed after the deluge of rain all day! They travel to neighbours Glenswilly this Friday evening with a 7:30pm throw-in.The Senior Hurlers defeated Setanta last week in the league and they take on MacCumhaills at home this Wednesday, May 22nd at 7:15pm.The U14 Div. 1 team were drawn away to the Gaels in the Championship and that game will take place this Friday (May 24th at 7pm. The U14 Div. 2 team lost a good game to the Gaels last Wednesday. The Div. 2 team will travel to Carndonagh in the Championship. The Div 3 team lost their final game against Moville, nevertheless it was great to get these up and coming players good game time. U12 Go Games commences this Monday (May 20th). The U12 team were at home to Fanad Gaels with the U11 team travelling to Robert Emmett’s. Next week the U12’s travel to Cloughaneely with the U11’s hosting N. Padraig, Lifford.The James Gallagher Cup is due to take place this Saturday with times tbc; keep an eye on e-mail and Facebook for confirmation.The U14 hurlers had a fine win over Burt in O’Donnell Park last Thursday they have a crucial home game in the league this Thursday again at home to Aodh Ruadh. The Minor hurlers came from behind in their playoff against a fancied MacCumhaills side on Sunday in Convoy to reach the County B league final. The lads showed great skill and determination to win with the final score 4-15 to 2-08. They will now play Burt in the final with venue and date still tbc.We extend our sympathies to Frankie Campbell and family on their recent bereavement and to the McDermott family, Glencar on the passing of Gerry. Senator Jimmy Harte pictured presenting a cheque to Jim Clarke for sponsorship of St. Eunan’s GAA Club Minor Board.GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: May 21st, 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:GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS
FROM NEIL DOHERTY IN GLASGOW: The future of Rangers is in serious doubt after the club lodged legal papers signalling its intent to go into administration.If the move goes ahead over €56M of debts, Rangers will be deducted 10 points – giving Celtic a 14 point lead in the title race as today’s table stands.Celtic fans of course will insist that Neil Lennon and his players ignore that and win the title outright – in other words by more than ten points. An SPL statement said if administrators are appointed “a 10-point deduction would apply immediately to its total points in the League Championship”.“The club would also be embargoed from registering any new players,” it adds.“A notice of the intention to appoint administrators alone does not trigger the sporting sanctions – it is the actual appointment of administrators which does.“If administrators are appointed we will seek an early meeting with them to discuss their plans for Rangers FC”. If Rangers do go bust – and they just might – this does not concern Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell.“This would have no material effect on Celtic. We look after ourselves,” Lawwell told BBC Scotland. “We don’t rely on any other club. We are in a decent position, we’re very strong.”Celtic’s financials for the second half of 2011 showed a profit of £180,000 – significantly down from the £7m at the end of the previous year. But it was still a profit.Celtic lead reigning champions Rangers by four points in the Scottish Premier League and, unlike the Ibrox side, are still in both domestic cup competitions.“Our aspirations and horizons are to dominate in Scotland but also beyond that; we want to compete at the highest level again in Europe,” said Lawwell in his BBC interview. “We have a stand-alone strategy, a stand-alone financial plan and a robustness hopefully that will take us through that.“Times are pretty tough. I don’t think it’s appropriate for us to talk about any individual club, these things are hypothetical at the moment.“I think we’ve a view, a very strong view on certain circumstances but we’ll only share that at the right time.“In terms of Scottish football, I’m disappointed to look at the performance of Scottish teams in Europe and the effect that that has on co-efficient. “I’m disappointed to see that financial constraints and problems in other nations as well.”THE HOOPS REPORT: CELTIC WILL GO 14 POINTS CLEAR AS RANGERS GO INTO ADMINISTRATION was last modified: February 13th, 2012 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:THE HOOPS REPORT: CELTIC WILL GO 14 POINTS CLEAR AS RANGERS
Donegal Integrated Junior Orchestra and ChoirThe Donegal Integrated Junior Orchestra and Choir will this weekend treat audiences to performances of a new composition by a top Irish composer.Composer Elaine Agnew created ‘River of Dreams’ as part of the Peace III Projects Junior Ensemble project.Donegal Integrated Junior Orchestra and ChoirThe talented young performers of the Donegal Integrated Junior Orchestra and Choir (aged 6-13) will perform the piece on Friday September 27 at in Ramelton Town Hall Theatre at 7pm. The group will also be the opening act of the 2013 Donegal Bay and Bluestacks Festival on Saturday September 28 in the Ballyshannon Abbey Arts Centre at 8pm.The young musicians come from all over Donegal and include singers, woodwind, brass and string players from Dungloe to Ballyshannon, as well as a percussion group from Ayr Hill school in Ramelton. They have been learning musical and orchestral techniques for the past year and are ready to show their skills by performing live this weekend.The concerts are free of charge, due to the sponsorship from the Donegal Bay and Bluestacks Festival, and funding provided by the Peace III Projects.DMEP’s Peace III Project Coordinator, Orlaith Gilcreest, says she sees “the social and musical skills developed by these young musicians over the past year as life-long tools for cross-community interaction and successful professional musicianship, invaluable skills that will stand to these young performers longterm, as performers and as individuals in wider society.” It is recommended that tickets are booked in advance. Tickets can be booked through the DMEP office on 074 91 20012, or through 087 924 5217. Booked tickets will be on the door at each concert.DONEGAL YOUTHS TO PERFORM ‘PEACE PIECE’ BY TOP COMPOSER was last modified: September 25th, 2013 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:concertDMEPDonegal Integrated Junior Orchestra and Choir
Posting the postcards to promote positive mental health for World Mental Health Day are from left to right; Thomas Putt, Dearbhla McBride and Caroline KrutaTo celebrate World Mental Health Day today, the HSE Create-a-Link art centre in Donegal is sending 30 postcards to art galleries and art centres around the world to promote positive mental health through the medium of art.The Create-a-Link art centre secured funding for the project as part of Culture Night and organised for 30 postcards to be painted by artists past and present who attend the HSE Create-a-Link art centre in Letterkenny.Each postcard is an original work of art that was produced especially for World Mental Health Day by artists past and present who use the Create-a-Link Art centre. Teresa Haughey, HSE Mental Health Services Donegal, said: “It is estimated that in Ireland today there are more than 80,000 people who suffer from mental health issues, and many thousands more suffer from addictions and substance misuse disorders.“As part of World Mental Health Day we want to share our art around the world in order to encourage galleries and art centres to exhibit more work by disabled artists, to embrace and promote social and emotional wellbeing in the community and have a better understanding and acceptance of mental ill health.”Create-a-Link was formed by the HSE West Mental Health Services in 2002 to promote positive mental heath and wellbeing through art.People with a wide range of mental health issues, including depression, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, addiction to alcohol and drugs, go through the doors of Create-a-Link to complete an 18 month rehabilitative art course. Create-a-Link’s ethos is to promote social and emotional wellbeing through art and personal development, encourage people to maximise their potential and enhance coping capacity to integrate back into the community.Create-a-Link supports the individual to improve their mental health through art and develop their skills as artists.All 30 works can be seen at www.artco.com For further information on any of the art, you can contact Peadar McDaid, Art Facilitator, at: firstname.lastname@example.org DONEGAL ART POSTCARDS TO CELEBRATE WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY was last modified: October 9th, 2013 by John2Share 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 artistsHSEWorld Mental Health Day