News story: Eight new members appointed to the ACMD

first_img Dr Richard Stevenson, a consultant in emergency medicine at Glasgow Royal Infirmary Harry Shapiro, director of DrugWise Dr Ann Sullivan, consultant physician in HIV and Sexual Health, and Trustee and executive (Hon secretary) of the British HIV Association Rosalie Weetman, senior commissioning manager of substance misuse at Derbyshire County Council Dr Derek Tracy, consultant psychiatrist and clinical director at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, and visiting senior lecturer at King’s College, London Prof Simon Thomas, Professor of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics at Newcastle University, consultant physician at Newcastle Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and national lead for the National Poisons Information Service and TOXBASE database Dr Hilary Hamnett, a senior toxicologist at Imperial College London and one of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s 175 Faces of Chemistry Lawrence Gibbons, current Head of Drugs Threat at the National Crime Agency I am delighted to welcome the new members to the ACMD. They will add to the range and depth of expertise on Council and I very much look forward to working with each of them. The Chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, Dr Owen Bowden-Jones, said: I welcome the appointment of new members and look forward to continuing to work closely with the Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs. The ACMD provides the highest quality advice to the government and the addition of new members will further strengthen its expertise. The 3-year appointments attract no remuneration and have been made in accordance with the code of practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments (OCPA). The newly appointed members take up their posts today. The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, said: Experts in topics including healthcare, social science, enforcement, toxicology, and pharmacology have been recruited to help deliver the ACMD’s ongoing work.The ACMD is an independent body which makes recommendations to government on the control of dangerous or otherwise harmful drugs, including classification and scheduling under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 and its regulations.The new appointees being announced today are:last_img read more

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta passionately defends Manchester City after Champions League ban is overturned

first_img Comment Arteta was Guardiola’s assistant when they won back-to-back league titles (Picture: Getty)‘But they lost off the pitch, they have to go on the pitch and try beat us on the pitch. Like a sportsman. If we did something wrong we accept our ban, any departments – Fifa, Uefa, Premier League – we are here. But we can defend ourselves.‘After yesterday it was a great day for football, not a bad day, as it was shown we were playing the same way as other clubs. We can play in the Champions League next season as what we’ve done is right and proper. Go on the pitch now and play against us.’MORE: Pep Guardiola demands apology after Man City’s Champions League ban is liftedMORE: Jurgen Klopp speaks out on Manchester City getting Champions League ban overturnedFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta passionately defends Manchester City after Champions League ban is overturned Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 14 Jul 2020 3:05 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link278Sharescenter_img Guardiola was clearly delighted that City’s European ban was lifted (Picture: Instagram)Arteta, though, believes old club City – where he used to be assistant to Guardiola – have acted fairly and appropriately and any questions surrounding their conduct should be forgotten.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked for his thoughts on City’s ban getting overturned, and the ramifications for FFP, Arteta said: ‘There is no question about what happened.‘They completely deserved to be in the Champions League because what they have done on the pitch is unquestionable.‘The regulators have looked at it and have decided that they haven’t done anything wrong so you have the two aspects that are really clear and transparent.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘They are going to be in the Champions League because they deserve it for what they have done on the pitch and what they have done outside of the pitch.’When City boss Guardiola was asked if the other clubs would now move on and stop questioning City, he replied: ‘It would be nice but I don’t think so. How many times people came to this club whispering on us.‘I’d like it to finish, I’d like to say people look in our eyes and if you have to say it, do it face to face. Then play on the pitch as rivals and if you beat us don’t hesitate, we’ll shake hands and congratulate them. Advertisement The Spaniard says his old club ‘deserve’ to be playing European football (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has not joined the chorus of Premier League managers who have questioned Manchester City’s Champions League ban being overturned, instead defending his old club.Pep Guardiola’s side were cleared of committing ‘serious breaches’ of Financial Fair Play regulations by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday, with their two-year ban from European football lifted immediately.Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reacted to the news by saying he ‘didn’t think it was a good day for football’ while Spurs boss Jose Mourinho branded the ruling ‘a disgrace’.last_img read more

Moin Khan Shocked by Sarfaraz Ahmed Being Removed as T20 Skipper

first_imgLahore: Former Pakistan skipper Moin Khan has expressed his shock over Sarfaraz Ahmed being removed as T20 skipper. Sarfaraz was sacked as Pakistan skipper in Tests and T20Is.Besides being stripped off captaincy, Sarfaraz has also been dropped for the upcoming tour of Australia, where Pakistan will play three T20Is and two Tests.“Misbah and Waqar (Younis) never liked Sarfaraz. I am shocked that the PCB has removed Sarfaraz from captaincy in T20I cricket. He has led Pakistan to 11 consecutive T20I series’ win and you can’t remove him due to few poor performances,” Moin Khan was quoted as saying by ARY News.Moin also said coach and chief selector Misbah-Ul-Haq was being handed too much power.“I think making a single person too powerful won’t work for Pakistan’s cricket,” he warned.Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar though backed the axing of Sarfaraz.“I saw it coming for Sarfaraz. Nobody else is to be blamed but him. Been telling him for two years to pull up his socks,” Akhtar tweeted on Friday.Speaking on his YouTube channel, Akhtar said: “The situation which has occurred is due to his own fault. It was not someone else’s fault.”“I also want to tell you that they will not even keep him on the team. I can guarantee that right now. They will not give him a chance in the team,” he added. IANS Also Read: Sarfaraz Ahmed will not find a Place in Pakistan team: Shoaib AkhtarAlso Watch:‘Kanchanjangha’ special shows at Biswanath organized by Zubeen Garg Fan Clublast_img read more

In high school, Nicky Galasso used his mother’s death as motivation to become the best player in Long Island history. Two foot injuries have slowed his college career, but now that he’s healthy at Syracuse, he’s ready for HIS RETURN

first_imgIt doesn’t bother Nicky Galasso when the turf field at his old high school is being used. That’s the field where he made his name, but on the other side of the tennis courts is a grass field that suits him just fine. The one that reads “In memory of Cindy Galasso” in blue and gold letters on the scoreboard. There he begins his work. Fifty shots lefty, planting off of his right leg — which features a tattoo of the initials “CG” on the calf — and then 50 shots right-handed. Back on the West Islip (N.Y.) High School turf field is where Nicky put together the best high school lacrosse career in Long Island history. He left the Lions as a four-time state champion, the Long Island record holder in points, and the No. 1 recruit in the country in the Class of 2010, with the University of North Carolina his next destination.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut in his sophomore season with the Tar Heels, a stress fracture in his left foot proved that the seemingly untouchable Nicky was human. He transferred to Syracuse before last year for a fresh start, but another stress fracture ended his season before it began.He has a legacy to restore, and the road back goes through the field that bears his mother’s name — every morning last summer around 9 a.m. for an hour and a half. “At the end of the day, I think I’m making her proud just by being in college, going on with my life and being successful because that’s what she really wants,” he said. “I wish she could be here for it, but she’s up there looking down on me. I know she’s there.”They called him “the Hemorrhoid.” He’d try sleeping over at his friends’ houses, but would end up calling her at 1 or 2 a.m. to come pick him up. He couldn’t do it.That’s how inseparable Nicky Galasso and his mother were.And that’s how it had to be — someone had to protect him from his four older brothers. When his brother Vinny got too rough with Nicky, Cindy’s screams were soon to follow.“Get off your brother! What are you doing? He’s a baby!”Courtesy of the Galasso familyNicky poses with his mother Cindy after making his holy communion. He was nicknamed “the Hemerrhoid” because of how attached he was to his mother.That was the physical, competitive nature of the Galasso brothers. Everything was a game to the five boys.In their giant living room, they’d play every sport imaginable. Socks with duct tape became dodge balls. When it was too cold outside, the room became a whiffle ball field. The floor would be covered in pillows and couch cushions for tackle football.Somehow, no major bones were broken. There were bloody noses, but windows, walls and a fireplace were the only casualties. And it was every man — or boy — for himself. “His older brothers would toss us around all over the place,” said Tom Clifford, Nicky’s longtime friend and high school teammate. “It hurt, but it made us better because they wouldn’t give us anything. They wouldn’t let us win. They made us earn it.” Courtesy of Andrew HodgsonSal Galasso (in blue) and his father Daniel (right) hold Cindy Galasso’s grandson on top of her grave.But the brothers understand that their lacrosse days are behind them, so they live vicariously through Nicky and will do whatever they can to get him back to the player that made jaws drop on the turf field. When Nicky isn’t alone at the grass field at West Islip High School, his brothers are often there with him. The brothers hit him with passes. They laugh, tell stories and shoot around. It’s always lighthearted.But every once in a while, one of the brothers will peek at the scoreboard with their mother’s name, then feed their baby brother with a pass so he can fire another shot. Courtesy of the Galasso familyThe Galasso brothers are within 8 years of each other and their competitive natures have pushed each other throughout their lives.Before a growth spurt shot Nicky up to his now-6-foot frame, he admits he was a “little chubster.”So the boys piled into the oldest brother Sal’s mint blue 1999 Toyota Camry station wagon with chrome hubcaps, and followed Nicky in it as he ran around the block to push him to lose the excess fat.“He never stopped trying to keep up with us,” said Sal Galasso, who is 8 years older than Nicky. “When he got out on the field as a young kid, it was obvious that he was leaps and bounds more aggressive than everybody else.”Years before Nicky would win four state titles as a West Islip Lion, he played on a West Islip travel team with kids 1 and 2 years older than him that would travel to about six out-of-state tournaments a summer.They’d play groups of select players from entire regions, and their squad from the “little town” of West Islip would beat them.But when they traveled, Nicky needed to do so with his friends and their parents, or with coach Scott Craig, who coached all the Galasso kids at West Islip. Nicky’s mom was battling lung cancer and a brain tumor. Cindy and Daniel Galasso continually told their boys she was getting better, even though it wasn’t the truth. Nicky doesn’t recall much from that time. He was just 12. He didn’t know much about cancer. But at 4 a.m. on Aug. 27, 2004, Nicky woke up to the sound of his brothers crying. When they came over to hug him, he knew.Cindy had died at the age of 44. We were all just so broken that you had no choice but to completely rely on each other.Sal Galasso Comments Courtesy of the Galasso familyFrom left to right, Sal, Vinny, Nicky, Victor, Joey Finnegan and Danny Galasso stand on the West Islip turf field after the 2010 graduation ceremony.The Sharpies came out for every high school lacrosse game Nicky played in. All of his teammates would sit in a line before the game, and the appointed players would scribble “CG” on the right leg of their teammates. “It unified us,” said Joey Finnegan, Nicky’s best friend and high school teammate. “Even if you didn’t know her, you still felt like a part of that family.”They each brought her legacy to the field, but it was Nicky who channeled it best into his performance. It gave him a unique edge that no opponent could match. Each goal he scored in high school was followed by a point to the sky — a ritual he still practices today. Her passing just motivated me to do the best and be the best I could be. I do everything for her. Whatever I do, it’s all for her.Nicky GalassoIn just seventh grade, people throughout West Islip were predicting he’d be the best lacrosse player the town had ever seen.On the field, he had everything. Phenomenal vision to see what was happening before it did. Physicality to attack the cage and a perpetual knack for playmaking. A dedicated work ethic off the field, all with the humility and goofiness not always seen in a superstar.“He had gifts that other people don’t get,” his father said.Courtesy of Andrew HodgsonNicky Galasso celebrates during a West Islip Lions game. In his high school career, Galasso won four New York state championships and set the record for most points scored in Long Island history.In just eighth grade, Craig called him up to the varsity team — and he’d go on to win back-to-back titles, crying in celebration after both with his brother Vinny. And in his last game wearing a Lions jersey, he broke the Long Island record for points with a one-goal, seven-assist performance to capture his fourth state title.I don’t think he wanted to let my mom down and he didn’t want to let us down. He just did it out of sheer fear of letting people down.Sal GalassoHis high school success led him to UNC, where he led the Tar Heels with 56 points in his first season, ranking fourth in the nation in assists and claiming the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Freshman of the Year award.He honored his mother by getting her initials tattooed on his right calf once he got to UNC, but the difficult moments still surfaced. Being nine hours away from home didn’t make it any easier. But UNC head coach Joe Breschi was there for him. In 2004, Breschi lost his 3-year-old son in a freak parking lot accident. So when Mother’s Day or Aug. 27 came around, Nicky would seek comfort by going to the office of someone who knew what he was feeling.“It just became natural for us to have that connection,” Breschi said, “and I think it was a helpful way for him to get through it, and in a way it was certainly helpful for me as well.“But at times you need that support system to battle through those moments, and that’s what we did for each other.”Nicky tried playing through a stress fracture in his left foot in his sophomore year, but surgery was the best option. And when he started having doubts about what his role would be upon his return, he decided that transferring to Syracuse was best for him. When he got to Syracuse, though, another stress fracture kept him sidelined. It was back to square one for Nicky, but he battled through that rehabilitation process, just as he did the year before.He finally made his debut for the Orange — with his dad and Vinny eight rows back from the SU bench — against Maryland in the Carrier Dome on Saturday. “(UNC) gets a great recruiting class every year, certain people come in and things change after a while,” Nicky said. “I just felt that I needed to make a change and I’m happy I chose where I chose.”Don’t think the Galasso boys are any less competitive than they were years ago.There’s one streetlight in front of Sal’s West Islip home, but they still have spontaneous egg tosses at night once his kids are put to bed. The brothers still dare each other to clear a 4-foot fence, or hit a sign with a snowball.The competition never ends, even as life moves on. Courtesy of the Galasso familyThe Galasso family suits up at a West Islip alumni lacrosse event.Their father slept in Nicky’s bedroom nearly every night for a month straight after Cindy’s death, always assuring him that everything would be OK as a James Taylor CD soothed them until they fell asleep.One morning, Nicky woke up and looked into the sky. The sun was out, but it was accompanied by a solitary star.“That’s a sign, Bud,” his father told him.Cindy was always “Aunt Cindy” to her sons’ friends.Nicky remembers living with as many as 12 or 13 people in their house once, because his mom opened it up to anyone who needed it.She had one of the biggest hearts Nicky’s ever known, working as both a front desk attendant at West Islip High School and as an assistant little league football coach.In addition to the field named after her, her initials were painted in the football team’s hallway tunnel. And soon, calligraphy of her initials became a West Islip tradition. Published on February 26, 2014 at 2:38 am Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb,Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.last_img read more

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first_imgSumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington currently has no job openings available. But keep checking this site because one will be available soon. For more about the SRMC services provided, click here.last_img

Overtime 3-26-14

first_imgFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlDownload our mobile app at http://www.appshopper.com/news/new-pittsburgh-courier BILL NEAL:10 All you “Ballers”…shout this out.  David “Dr. Death” Trent went  “toe to toe” with death and as usual he won.  David Trent, the legendary shooting phenom out of 5th Avenue High and Tuskegee University, as well as a stand out all-star and single game record holder in the nationally recognized Connie Hawkins NCAA/Pro/AM Summer Basketball League (51) fought off a rare foot infection to remain in the game…the game of life!  Bad news is, he suffered a leg amputation below the knee.  Good news is he’s recovering well at UPMC Presby. All you cats that David raised on, do the right thing and call or visit him. He’ll be in a few more weeks. Of course that will be all of you. No one that ever played against him could stop him. NO – BODY!  Including you.:09 I don’t know if you heard, but I’m back in the hunt. What am I talking about you say? Paula Patton is free again and I am gonna get her!:08 As you all know, I know nothing about hockey, but I know this, if a man just had a stroke six weeks ago and he’s trying to play again…well, that’s a bad man! And I don’t even know his name.  I told you I didn’t know anything.:07 I told you not to worry about Pitt. Game one is in the bag. A beat down of Colorado.  Who?  That’s right!:06 Speaking of Pitt, and I was, the greatest female basketball player in Pitt history and one     of the greatest in Western Pa. and Big East history…Jennifer Bruce, was recognized for the legend that she is and was recently honored as an “ACC Legend.”:05 And by the way, while we’re in a constant mode to get Sam Clancy’s uniform retired, you gotta put Jennifer Bruce in the rafters as well.  Hell, she outscored all the men in Pitt history…I’m just saying!:04 The Champions High School All-Star Classic is coming. You didn’t miss it. We’re still looking for grade school and middle school boys and girls teams to play. If you have a team, call the Champions at 412-628-4856.  High school seniors call right away. Ask for Warren Jackson, classic director.:03 You better sign Maurice Jones-Drew…all three of him, or have you forgotten your running back desperation from last year!?!?:02 If you think for one minute that Phil Jackson is not going to turn the Knicks into a     champion, and soon, you’ve been smokin’  too much of the now legal weed coming out of Arizona.  He will and they will.  Take it to the bank!:01 Okay, I’ll give it to ya one more time cause I know some of you Brashear and Oliver grads are a little slower than the rest of the free world. “Nite of the Champions” with the Steeler legends at the Rivers Casino Grand Ballroom.  Saturday, March 29, 7-10 p.m.—$25 donation—free hors d’oeuvres—cash bar—free parking and the greatest players to ever play the game. C’mon man! You know you can’t beat that.  Call 412-628-4856 for information.:00 President Obama, please leave Russia alone or you’re gonna go down in history as the Black President that brought the world to an end…I am just sayin!~ GAME OVER ~last_img read more

Hastings, Elmore top 30th Nelson Cyswog’n’ Fun

first_imgStephen Hastings of Calgary and Malindi Elmore of Kelowna breezed over the  picturesque Heritage City triathlon course to capture the top prizes in the respective men’s and women’s division at the 30th annual Cyswog’n’Fun Sunday at Lakeside Park.Hastings finished under two hours, crossing the finish line at Lakeside Park in a time of one hour, 56.15 minutes.Elmore, who had hoped to be in London at the Summer Games competing for Canada but is happy to have Nelson as her second choice, was the top female as the Okanagan triathlete came in at 2:12.53.Elmore, a track specialist, failed to make the Canadian Olympic standard and was not promoted to Canada’s Track team even though the 32-year-old won Nationals in her event this year.Yes I’d say I’m happy . . . because it’s always nice to win,” Elmore said after cooling down from the race in the transition area.”It was a fun course today. It was a little hilly, tough run . . . tough swim.”Joe Radench of Grande Prairie, Alta, was second behind Hastings with Eddie Smith of Penticton third.Kyle Moore of Calgary was fourth with Seth Bitting of Rosslad coming in as the top local in fifth. Defending champion Dallas Cain of Rossland did not enter the 2012 race.Sarah MacArthur of Calgary was second behind Elmore.The Okanagan’s Elmore, openly admitting the swim is not her strength, passed MacArthur at the five kilometer mark on the run to grab the women’s crown.Top local athletes in the Olympic distance race were Ron Sherman in the men’s and Denise Uhrynuk for the women.Long course racers jumped into the waters of Kootenay Lake at 8 a.m. for the 1500 meter swim along the Nelson waterfront.Stage two is the 39 km cycle along beautiful Kootenay Lake to Kokanee Park and back before completing the race with the 10 km run along the waterfront, around Anderson Street and then Nelson Avenue and across the orange bridge onto the rolling hills of Johnstone Road.In the sprint event — 500 meters swim, 22 km ride and five km run — Graham Hood of Kelowna came in first ahead of Kirk Vandeweghe of Penticton.The Locke boys — Julian and Peter— finished third and fourth with Duncan Banks of Penticton and John DeVries of Nelson fifth and sixth, respectively.Stacy Osmond of Quesnel was the top female short course winner.Jennifer Koga of Kelowna was second and Kathryn Noiles of Nelson third in women’s short course.Team Caron won the Olympic Distance race over Tachophillics while Team Yolo topped Under 16 Division and Team Stupar won the Open division.The race attracted more than 300 competitors for the 30th annual event, which, once again, was held under sunny skies.last_img read more

SHOEMAKER MILE STAKES QUOTES

first_imgKOSTA HRONIS, PART OWNER, TALCO: “When we saw the early fractions we felt pretty good, and we’re happy that this win pays his fee for the Breeders’ Cup (Mile at Keeneland on Oct. 31). He was first or second in his last four races and he got the pace today.” TYLER BAZE, MIDNIGHT STORM, SECOND: “He didn’t handle that grass at all, he couldn’t really get a hold of it. I’m still very proud of the way he ran; he never threw in the towel.” TRAINER QUOTES JOCKEY QUOTES JOSE LEZCANO, SEEK AGAIN, THIRD: “My horse just didn’t do it today. I tried to keep up with Talco and couldn’t.”             NOTES: Under the enhancements of the Challenge series, Breeders’ Cup Limited will pay the $40,000 entry fee of the Shoemaker Mile winner to start in the Mile if that horse is nominated to the Breeders’ Cup program by Oct. 19, the Pre-Entry deadline. Breeders’ Cup is providing all North American connections of horses based outside of Kentucky a $10,000 travel allowance to start in the Championships. Winning owners Hronis Racing LLC are from Delano, CA.center_img LARRY BENAVIDEZ, ASSISTANT TO JOHN SADLER, TALCO, WINNER: “After the first quarter mile, we were smiling, especially since the grass looked a little longer than normal. It was a big win. We just kind of wanted them to go fast up front, and we figured the one (Winning Prize) was going to go, with the blinkers on. Finally the race played out like it looked on paper and this horse is in top form right now.” RAFAEL BEJARANO, TALCO, WINNER: “When I came to the stretch, I knew Tyler (Baze, on Midnight Storm) still had a lot of horse. My horse gave me such a big kick off the turn, we were able to challenge him right away and then we outran him to the finish. The whole key to winning today was being able to stay inside around the far turn and really kicking well.“The turf is really soft and deep. I let him break good and I didn’t want him too far back. I saw that the pace was a little slow, for this kind of race, for these horses, so I didn’t want to be too far off the pace.” -30- FLAVIEN PRAT, BAL A BALI, FIFTH: “I had a good trip . . . I was pretty good on the last turn and I asked him and he didn’t answer . . . We beat the winner the last time so I don’t know; he was not good today.”last_img read more

Local food bank survives national crunch

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “We only had four Scouts participate in the annual Scouting for Food collection,” she said. “Some people donated through their churches and, really, people’s pockets are only so deep.” While supplies have stabilized, the number of people needing assistance has increased. In 2004, the pantry served 3,200 people. Now 3,427 – half of them children – actively rely on the pantry. Even though lines have been forming in front of the Railroad Avenue building early on pickup days, Crawford is concerned that people who need food are coming in less frequently because of transportation costs. “We polled the people who used to come in twice a month and now only come in once a month, and they all said it was because of the cost of gas,” she said. “They might combine trips to the pantry with doctor visits or whenever they can get a ride from the neighbor. If they depend on the bus, you can only take so much onboard. But if they don’t have the gas, we don’t see them, and that worries us.” The pantry recently started a new outreach program in the Acton-Agua Dulce area, where food is distributed the second Thursday of each month. Crawford said there have been fewer people from the Castaic and Val Verde areas, and she suspects the higher cost of gas is the culprit. SANTA CLARITA – Recent dips in Southern California food bank donations, brought about by relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina that diverted supplies and cash, had a limited effect locally. “Our donations were down a bit the week after the hurricane, but we fully expected that,” said Belinda Crawford, executive director of the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry. Crawford said there also was a local reduction in the variety available from the federal Emergency Food Assistance Program. “We usually can choose from 12 to 15 items; our choices went down to dried macaroni and dried lima beans,” she said. Crawford said limited donations have been on the minds of local nonprofit groups’ leaders and evident in smaller numbers of volunteers conducting food drives since the hurricane. `’We’re looking for some partners to help in those areas,” Crawford said, adding that the organization just needs a place to hold the periodic distributions. “I’ve been busy on the phone.” Pantry sponsors also are busy with the program Hunger Doesn’t Take A Holiday, which replaces the annual Adopt A Family campaign. Individuals, families, clubs and other groups are asked to donate gift cards from grocers and local variety stores to the pantry, rather than purchase gifts for children and food for a particular low-income family. “Who knows the children better than their parents?” Crawford said. “This brings the parents back into the giving role and makes them active participants, which is more dignified. I think it’s going to be so much more effective.” To donate gift cards to the pantry, mail or drop them off to 24133 Railroad Ave. in Newhall. For information or to volunteer at the pantry, call Crawford at (661) 255-9078. Food Pantry hours are 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of each month. Senior Friday is the third Friday of each month. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Why three former Marys are searching for lonely Donegal men

first_imgA new TV series is about to be filmed in Donegal to help local men who are unlucky in love.The BBC show stars three former Mary from Dungloe contestants who are on the hunt for single men in the hope of helping them find a partner.Courtney Boyle from Dungloe, Rosie Mc Nally from Belfast and Caoimhe Breathnach from Gaoth Dobhair are the Gael Marys who will star in the series. The Irish-language programme will follow the trio as they meet bachelors who want to get back on the dating scene. The young women will offer their advice to ensure the men are ready to woo a love interest.DoubleBand Films, who are behind the show, are calling out for men who want to avail of the service of Na Gael Marys to help them overcome personal obstacles like shyness or baggage from previous relationships. Do you need advice on how to craft an effective dating profile that will get responses, how to talk to a potential love interest over text or in person, what to wear on a date or how to sustain a relationship? Na Gael Marys want to help you.Assessing personality, style, habits and grooming, the Gael Marys will get to work to come up with personalised practical advice and style or hair makeovers to increase confidence and help would-be Casanovas attract their soulmates.  The series doesn’t yet have an air date, but it promises to be a fun and warm show that will help men, young and old, to solve the issues they feel might be holding them back from finding love.If you are interested in appearing on the series, or would like more information, contact Órfhlaith at DoubleBand Films on [email protected], or call 0044 2890 243331. Why three former Marys are searching for lonely Donegal men was last modified: October 25th, 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:BBCdatingna Gael MarysTVlast_img read more