‘No Camping’ Upsets U-20’s Coach Pella

first_imgJunior Lone Star’s head coach, Robert Lartey (Coach Pella) has expressed frustration on the failure of the LFA to camp the team, before departing the country on Thursday to honor their 2nd leg clash against the Young Elephants in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.Coach Pella said after the 1-0 victory last Sunday, May 11, 2014, the team has not gone to camp and would not be camping before their flight.Speaking yesterday to the Daily Observer via mobile phone, the coach said camping is a tactic to polish and psychologically prepared for a win.He said also that the major achievement in camping is to knit a team’s spirit.“We use camping to talk to the players during their leisure time at night and early morning hours, to build closeness among the players,” he said, “camping is another method to circumvent players from conflict and embarrassment.”Coach Pella also expressed fear over the morale of his players and appealed to officials of the LFA to visit the players while in practice to rekindle the morale of the players.“Players’ motivation has dramatic effect on the success of the team,” Coach Pella said, “they learn much faster, and keeps winning because nothing is worse than losing control of your team.” He said a 27-man delegation, comprising of 20 players and seven officials would be in Abidjan to pass their second barrier against Ivory Coast after successfully crossing-over The Gambia through a protest.A technical staff, who begged anonymity, also told the Daily Observer via mobile phone, said the letdown of the camping and the refusal of the LFA to increase the players’ per diem from L$200 to L$500 per practice session are sickening.Coach Pella meanwhile urged the LFA to make haste to help the technical staff rebuild the confidence of the team to be able to pull a win on Sunday in Abidjan.The coach said the failure of the LFA to quickly adapt a motivational method on the youthful Lone Star might lead to a worst result.When contacted Secretary General B. Alphonso Armah said, “I don’t think the team will go to camp before their departure on Thursday because we are busy working on the departure of the senior national team.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Outing’ the online liars

first_imgBeware of Gregory from Oakland. He is not single. Rather, he is married and cheats on his wife Saturday nights before church, no less. Not only that, but “he dyes his hair and lies about his age,” according to a post by his anonymous ex-girlfriend on Dontdatehimgirl.com. Michael of Fremont? His former girlfriend reports his bad temper, sexual deviance and marijuana addiction on the same Web site. “Don’t fall for his tricks because he will try and steal you blind,” she writes. “Ladies, if you see this one coming, run the other way!” And Jerome, the clubber from San Jose? He is a walking STD, says a recent caller on local radio station 94.9 FM’s nightly segment “Do Not Date.” Uncovering a potential partner’s lies or bad behaviors isn’t easy, especially in the online dating world, where well-written profiles or suave photos are hardly guarantees of a good heart and a clean record. But the Web in particular is stepping up with free sites such as Dontdatehimgirl.com, Truedater.com and Manhaters.com to “out” the liars, marrieds and those who fib about their age, height or weight. “There’s a thin line between putting your best foot forward and not being truthful,” says Tasha Cunningham, founder of the Miami-based Dontdatehimgirl.com. “I think it’s the biggest dilemma the online dating world faces.” Cunningham started the company in 2005 after dating a man for almost five months who was in the process of getting a separation. He failed to share that with Cunningham. The site claims 1 million members and receives 400,000 hits a day. Cunningham estimates that women have entered information on 30,000 men. MySpace of dating While the site is for women, 20 percent of members are male and join to participate in the He Said She Said forum. Members of the site post the full name, city and photograph of the creep they say wronged them, along with an at-times detailed description of exactly what said creep did. “It’s the MySpace of dating and relationships for women,” Cunningham explains. She even hears from women who’ve used True.com, which charges daters a premium membership fee to screen for marrieds and felons. On Dontdatehimgirl.com, women considering an online date, or just curious Web surfers, can read about men by plugging the men’s names into a search engine. They can e-mail the author directly for more details. And yes, men who disagree with what’s written can submit rebuttals. Male focus groups axed Cunningham’s idea for Dontdateherman.com, a similar concept for men to avoid female liars, but Greatguystodate.com will be up by June 1. “It’s wonderful men who nominate themselves or are nominated by the women in their lives,” she says. There is a halo over the “W” in Womansavers.com, also known as Manhaters.com. On this site, women fill out questionnaires about a man’s ego, trust issues and other datable qualities. A rating from zero to 122 is issued, and the average is a 23. Choose a longer questionnaire and answer questions with “this man is a complete slob who you have to pick up after” or “in the early stages, he’s really great, but once he has you hooked, all the relationship effort falls on your shoulders.” Men outraged Naturally, the Web sites have outraged men, both the cads and the innocent ones. They argue that the profiles are embarrassing, damaging or false, and that it’s unfair that the women remain anonymous while the men are fully disclosed. Many have demanded they be removed from the sites. But in the case of Dontdatehimgirl.com, the reviews don’t budge. The person who makes the post can remove it anytime, Cunningham explains. Some men have pursued legal action, with no success. “The soap box is not liable for what the speaker says,” explains Kurt Opsahl, an attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, citing Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Passed in 1996, it protects Web site owners from content posted by third parties. The speaker, however, still remains liable. Even an anonymous defamer can be tracked down through his or her IP address, Opsahl says. Aptly named, Truedater.com exposes the good and bad apples – of both sexes. Log on and plug in the member name or profile number of your potential date from one of the dating sites. The site works with 95 percent of them, from Match.com to Jdate.com, and prides itself on sticking to the stats: Is she really 5 feet 10 inches with a glistening mop of golden locks? Is that photo of him from this decade? “We don’t want any personal attacks,” says Jamie Diamond, a representative for Truedater.com. “If someone goes off on someone, we’re not interested in that. We also don’t want to be Judge Judy.”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

WAC Bennett, Peace Canyon Dams undergoing major upgrades this summer

first_imgOther projects underway are being done to improve the dam’s generating station, including replacing the 500 kV transmission line disconnect switches, upgrading five transformer exciters, upgrading the ten generator’s control systems, and upgrading the HVAC systems at both GM Shrum and Peace Canyon generating stations. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – BC Hydro is currently conducting large-scale renovations at its facilities in the BC Peace Region.The WAC Bennett Dam, its attached GM Shrum generating station, and the Peace Canyon dam will all be undergoing upgrades to their facilities in the coming months and years.The WAC Bennett Dam will see a number of projects underway, including upgrades to the dam’s core casings, upstream face rip-rap, and spillway gates and chutes.- Advertisement -The core casings are openings to the core of the dam used for survey instruments that were installed during original construction, and subsequently during repairs after a sinkhole appeared in the top of the dam in 1996. BC Hydro spokesman Bob Gammer says that the dam is one of the most-monitored facilities of its kind in the world. Crews plan to seal 15 open casings, and evaluate options to address an obstruction in another casing this year.Crews are also continuing work from last year to resurface the dam’s concrete spillway, as well as upgrading mechanical and electrical systems in the dam’s spillway gates. Upgrades to the spillway gates of the Peace Canyon dam are also currently in the preliminary stage. Photo: BC Hydro Photo: BC Hydro The Peace Canyon Dam spillway. Photo by BC Hydro. The Peace Canyon Dam spillway. Photo by BC Hydro. Construction of a work platform at the bottom of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam spillway. Photo by BC Hydro. Construction of a work platform at the bottom of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam spillway. Photo by BC Hydro. One of the largest projects at the dam is the upgrades to the dam’s rip-rap, which is a layer of boulders that protect the top sixty feet of the dam from erosion cause by wind, waves, and ice in Williston Lake. Hydro received approval for the project from the B.C. Utilities Commission in May of this year. The project was subject to regulatory review due to it costing more than $100 million. Crews should begin quarry development at the Sand Flat limestone site this summer. Placement of the rock will take place during the Spring when water levels in Williston lake are lowest, and is expected to be completed in 2019 or 2020.Advertisementlast_img read more

Cops for Cancer Tour de North kicked off Tuesday, made a stop in Fort St John

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Cops for Cancer Tour de North kicked off Tuesday in Dawson Creek and ended Day One with a stop in Fort St. John.This year, local RCMP Constable Christiaan Dreyer and local Community Rider, with B.C. Hydro, Sharon McLeod has joined the Cops for Cancer Tour de North.The Tour is passing through communities in the Peace Region to ride an 850 km route from Dawson Creek to Williams Lake and aims to complete a fundraising goal of $310,000 for childhood cancer research and support services at the Canadian Cancer Society.- Advertisement -Both Dreyer and McLeod feel proud to be taking part in this tour and to help raise funds for such a good cause, such as cancer research.Up next, on Wednesday, the Tour will be moving on to Hudson’s Hope and Chetwynd.Tour de North wraps up on September 23 in Williams Lake.Advertisementlast_img read more

Video: Nuts! Zamora turns on the style during QPR pre-season match

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Bush addresses Mideast oil, war in Iraq

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON (AP) – A politically weakened President Bush declared Tuesday night that America must break its long dependence on Mideast oil and rebuked critics of his stay-the-course strategy for the unpopular war in Iraq. “America is addicted to oil, which is often imported from unstable parts of the world,” Bush said as he sought to drive the election-year agenda in his annual State of the Union address. Rejecting calls for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq, Bush said, “There is no peace in retreat.” He also slapped at those who complain he took the country to war on the erroneous grounds that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction. “Hindsight alone is not wisdom,” Bush said. “And second-guessing is not a strategy.” In an unscripted moment, anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a fallen soldier in Iraq, was taken into custody by police in the House gallery just before Bush spoke to a joint session of Congress. She was escorted from the visitors’ gallery after she caused a disruption, a Capitol Police official said. With Congress facing midterm elections in November, there was a partisan mood in the chamber. Democrats stood and cheered when Bush said that Congress did not act a year ago “on my proposal to save Social Security.” Bush got a bemused look on his face, shook his finger and continued, “yet the rising cost of entitlements is a problem that is not going away.” Switching gears, Bush asked lawmakers to join him in naming a commission to examine the impact of Baby Boom retirements on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid spending. He declared that the “the state of our union is strong” despite Americans’ anxieties about the war in Iraq, the economy and soaring energy costs. Oil prices are inching toward $70 a barrel, throwing a cloud over the economy and pinching Americans’ pocketbooks. Bush called for increased federal research into alternative fuels such as ethanol made from weeds or wood chips instead of corn. Bush’s address came amid a changing of the guard elsewhere in Washington. Conservative judge Samuel Alito was sworn in as a new Supreme Court justice, replacing Sandra Day O’Connor, who has been a moderate swing vote. The Senate also confirmed Ben Bernanke to be chairman of the Federal Reserve, replacing Alan Greenspan after 18 1/2 years in the influential job. Alito was in the House chamber, alongside new Chief Justice John Roberts, another Bush nominee, and Justices Stephen Breyer and Clarence Thomas. Facing budget deficits that may approach or exceed $400 billion this year, Bush had no room for expensive, new initiatives. Spending on those three programs alone will be almost 60 percent of the federal budget by 2030, Bush said. Three years from leaving office, Bush went before the nation as a politically weakened president after the toughest year of his administration. With Americans anxious about the economy, weary of the Iraq war and unhappy about the administration’s response to Hurricane Katrina, Bush’s job approval rating is in the anemic high 30s to low 40s. Health care is a priority for both parties, particularly since nearly 46 million Americans lack insurance. Democrats say that in 2005 alone, the number of uninsured grew by nearly a million. “Keeping American competitive requires affordable health care,” the president said. Bush proposed greater tax benefits for health saving accounts, the high-deductible health care plan that allows people to contribute money tax-free to 401(k)-like health savings plans, as a way to expand their use. He said lawmakers also must allow workers to take the coverage with them as they change jobs. As he has in every State of the Union address to some extent, Bush said the United States must curb its reliance on foreign oil imports. He called for more research on batteries for hybrid and electric cars and work on alternative fuels to produce ethanol from wood chips, stalks or switch grass. “Our goal is to make this new kind of ethanol practical and competitive within six years,” the president said. “Breakthroughs on this and other new technologies will help us reach another great goal: to replace more than 75 percent of our oil imports from the Middle East by 2025. By targeting only Mideast oil, Bush was ignoring the largest sources of American petroleum consumption _ Mexico and Canada. Imports of oil and refined product from the Persian Gulf make up less than a fifth of all imports and 11 percent of total consumption, according to Energy Department statistics. The president addressed the nation from the House chamber before members of the House and Senate, justices of the Supreme Court, foreign dignitaries, Cabinet secretaries and other VIPs. Virginia Gov. Timothy M. Kaine, chosen to deliver the response for the Democrats, scolded Bush on the soaring national debt, the frustrated effort to rebuild the hurricane-battered Gulf Coast, Medicaid cuts and other issues. On Iraq, Kaine said that Americans were given “inaccurate information about the reasons for invading” and that troops were given body armor that was inadequate. “The federal government should serve the American people,” the newly elected governor said in excerpts released ahead of his speech. “But that mission is frustrated by this administration’s poor choices and bad management. Bush divided his address between problems at home and abroad. With the war in Iraq about to enter its fourth year and more than 2,240 American troops killed, Bush said the nation must not falter in what he called the central front in the war on terror. Bush did not offer any timetable for bringing American troops home from Iraq. There are about 138,000 U.S. troops in Iraq, down from about 160,000 at the time of the January elections. Despite recent elections in Iraq, Lebanon and the Palestinian territories that have given rise to religious-based parties with views sometimes hostile to the West, Bush pressed Saudi Arabia and Egypt – longtime allies that Washington is loath to challenge too aggressively – to provide greater freedoms to their citizens. He urged Hamas to “recognize Israel, disarm, reject terrorism and work for lasting peace.” Bush said the United States and its allies were united in insisting that Iran not develop nuclear weapons. Speaking directly to the Iranian people, Bush looked toward a different future for their country and said the United States “hopes one day to be the closest of friends with a free and democratic Iran.” The president renewed his oft-stated goal for Congress to make permanent the tax cuts enacted during his presidency. “If we do nothing, American families will face a massive tax increase they do not expect and will not welcome,” he said. Bush called for greater public spending on basic science research and more money for math and science education. He proposed an initiative to train 70,000 high school teachers to lead advanced-placement courses in math and science. In addition, he urged bringing 30,0000 math and science professionals into the classrooms to teach. “We need to encourage children to take more math and science and make sure those courses are rigorous enough to compete with other nations,” the president said.last_img read more

DDTV: GARTH BROOKS FAN PENS NEW SONG – ‘IF THE CONCERT NEVER COMES’

first_imgA Garth Brooks fan has penned a new song in the wake of the cancellation of two of his Croke Park gigs.The country western superstar had planned to play five concerts at Croke Park later this month. 400,000 tickets were snapped up in record time, and some fans even queued for days to ensure they had tickets for his concerts.However, the decision made by Dublin City Council to cancel the fourth and fifth concerts, has now put all concerts at risk, as it looks increasingly likely that all five concerts will now be cancelled.Brooks issued a statement last night in which he stated, “It’s five or none at all.”One fan decided to pen a song to the tune of Garth’s hit song ‘If tomorrow never comes’ aptly naming it ‘If the concerts never come’. DDTV: GARTH BROOKS FAN PENS NEW SONG – ‘IF THE CONCERT NEVER COMES’ was last modified: July 4th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTVEntertainmentFeaturesGarth Brooksnewslast_img read more

FIGHTBACK AGAINST CRIME: DELIGHT AFTER €50,000 STOLEN DIGGER FOUND

first_imgThe digger is examined by Gardai last night.A digger worth €50,000 which was stolen from a site in Ballybofey at the weekend has been recovered.It follows an appeal put out on Donegal Daily by workers this morning.The Hitachi ZX130 digger was taken over the weekend from a site at McGrory’s Brae on the outskirts of the Twin Towns. Workmen arriving for duty yesterday morning noticed the expensive machinery had been taken.Workers contacted Donegal Daily and we put an alert out on the stolen machinery.And last night the owners of the machinery were celebrating after the digger was recovered in the Manorhamilton area.Gardai were called and a full examination of the stolen machinery has been carried out. A full investigation into the theft of he valuable equipment has now ben launched.FIGHTBACK AGAINST CRIME: DELIGHT AFTER €50,000 STOLEN DIGGER FOUND was last modified: August 5th, 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:BallybofeydigerdonegalGardaiManorhamiltonrecoveredstolenlast_img read more

Shay Given honoured as Donegal Person of the Year

first_imgAlmost five hundred guests turned out to honour Shay Given as the 2017 Donegal Person of the Year in the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin on Saturday night. Shay was joined by members of his family, friends and many loyal attendees of the Donegal Association functions in Dublin for the memorable occasion. Hugh Harkin, President of the Donegal Association presented Shay with the official honour, which the Lifford man dedicated to his late dear friend Pat Shovelin who passed away in October 2017. Shay said there was no doubt but his friend would be looking down on them on the night. Up until now Shay had not officially announced his retirement from football but he said having started his football career in Donegal he would like to finish it with Donegal people and so he announced his retirement on the night.Donegal Association Committee with Shay Given. Photo: Tim RalphShay with his partner Rebecca. Photo: Tim RalphA very special moment was when Shay Given invited his son Shane on stage to read a poem which his primary teacher in Murlog National School wrote about him. Shay spoke passionately of his love for Donegal and that feeling he gets when he is driving from Belfast Airport back to his hometown of Lifford. Shay remembered his late mother who passed away when he was a young boy and how his childhood consisted of very hard work while selling fruit and vegetables. He joked that when he would try to sleep at night all he could hear was ‘fruit and veg’ ringing in his ears. Many tributes were paid to the former Donegal Person of the Year Stephen McCahill, who spoke about his past year with the title.  Stephen spoke of how surprised he was to join the role of honour with other wonderful Past Persons of the Year.  He spoke of the great work carried out by the association which is led by two brilliant people Hugh Harkin and Elaine Caffrey. He also spoke of the high esteem which he holds so many of the Donegal Diaspora. Stephen said that Shay is truly an international Donegal person of great significance and he will be an outstanding Donegal Person of the Year.Shay with his dad Seamus. Photo: Tim RalphShay Given, Hugh Harkin and Mayor of Donegal Gerry McMonagle. Photo: Tim RalphShay with family members. Photo: Tim RalphHugh Harkin, President of the Association spoke of how Stephen McCahill has been a tremendous Donegal Person of the Year – and shows no let up in coming up with yet more great ideas with the people of Ardara. Hugh paid tribute to Shay Given in saying that he has been a great role model, not just for the people of Donegal but for the people of the country, giving huge sums of money to many charities at home and abroad, during his career. Hugh spoke of an event which the Donegal Association have been working on recently and the great support received from Donegal County Council, Udaras na Gaeltachta and other businesses in the county. Details of the events which will probably take place in May 2019 will give a practical opportunity to the diaspora to connect.The extended Given family. Photo: Tim RalphAll the way from Aranmore Island for the occasion. Photo: Tim RalphSiobhan Shovlin, Cróna O Donnell, Deirdre O Donnell and Áine Regan. Photo: Tim RalphGuests enjoyed a reception of Wine, Dúlamán Gin and Silkie Whiskey from the Sliabh Liag Distillery, with Donal Boyle providing the background music.  Cathaoirleach, Elaine Caffrey extended a warm welcome to those present and gave special thanks to John Conmee and Leanne Humphries in the Ballsbridge Hotel, for all their assistance while working to organise the evening. She welcomed the Donegal Associations from Kerry and London to the evening.Chairperson Elaine Caffrey. Photo: Tim RalphElaine thanked the Donegal media for highlighting the events that the association hold. She spoke of the level of gratitude towards the sponsors for their financial assistance. The sponsors are Donegal County Council, Kelly Communications, Harvey’s Point Hotel, Highland Radio, Óstan Loch Altan, M & M Groundworks, The Harcourt Hotel, PJ Bonner & Co, The Waterfront Hotel, The Bonnington Dublin and McGinley & Co Accountants. Elaine paid tribute to the former Donegal Person of the Year Stephen McCahill who travelled far and wide during his term and how nothing is ever a bother to him. There were special prizes for ‘The Best Dressed Lady’ and ‘The Most Dapper Gentleman’.  The winners were Francesca Heir and Francis Houston. The prizes were a voucher for Monkstown Skin and Laser Clinic and a voucher for Louis Copeland. The judges on the night were fashion experts Lorraine Keane and Lisa Cannon. The raffle this year was in aid of Lifford Hospital.Most Dapper Gentleman Francis Houston. Photo: Tim RalphBest Dressed Lady Francesca Heir. Photo: Tim RalphThe night was truly fantastic from start to finish with so many special moments for Shay and his guests. Fellow Lifford man Mickey Joe Harte started off the band and it didn’t take long to get the crowd on the floor. The well-known Paul and Mary B Band followed and kept the guests entertained late into the night and ensured the dancefloor was full at all times. Shay even entertained the crowds with his own rendition of ‘Wild Rover’ and ‘The Hills of Donegal’. The night was a fitting tribute to Shay and the Donegal Association in Dublin wish him well for the year ahead.Deirdre McGlone and Hugh McGroddy. Photo: Tim RalphDinny McGinley, Seamus Given and Hugh Harkin. Photo: Tim RalphÁine Regan and Padraig Brennan. Photo: Tim RalphHugh Harkin with his daughters Nichola and Bairbre Ann. Photo: Tim RalphFeatured images: www.timralphphotography.comShay Given honoured as Donegal Person of the Year was last modified: April 25th, 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:Donegal Association DublinDonegal Person of the YearGala Ballpicture specialShay Givenlast_img read more

Donegal student to take part in 24 hour broadcast to highlight domestic abuse

first_imgA young student from Donegal is taking part in a 24-hour broadcast to raise funds to fight domestic abuse.This year, DCU’s Media Production Society will be running their 10th annual DCUtv 24 Hour Broadcast.The award-winning event takes place the first weekend of December every year, on Dublin City University’s Glasnevin Campus. MPS members commit to staying on campus in the School of Communications building, the Henry Grattan, for 24 hours, producing a live-streamed broadcast all in aid of charity.This year though, the society has changed things up, by moving the location of the broadcast to The U Building, the university’s student centre.For the 2019 Broadcast, the Media Production Society has decided to hold the event in aid of Sonas, which is the largest provider of frontline services to women and children experiencing domestic abuse in the greater Dublin region.The charity was suggested by committee members Gilleesa Gillen and Kate O’Grady, the Brand Design Officer and Secretary. Gilleesa is from Greencastle.When speaking about why Sonas is so important to her, Gilleesa said: “Sonas is so important to me because I think it’s a charity which isn’t so well-known since domestic abuse isn’t an easy topic to talk about, however this shouldn’t hinder this incredible charity from being able to get themselves known.“The work that they do has saved the lives of women and children, it’s given them a new chance at life and provided a helping hand when it probably seemed like there was no help to get”.Sonas CEO Fiona Ryan said: “Sonas supports hundreds of women and children every year experiencing domestic abuse. The majority of victims of abuse will never tell anyone. The decision by DCU’s Media Production Society to make domestic abuse the focus of its 10th annual DCUtv 24 Hour Broadcast could help change this for some. The fact that the broadcast is happening during the 16 Days of Action to end Violence Against Women means that the DCU Media Production Society’s initiative are being echoed across the country.“Sonas is grateful for the support and understanding of the issue by the DCU Media Production Society and as a DCU journalism graduate I am personally very proud of the students’ efforts and commitment to this vital issue.” Last year the Broadcast was in aid of the Aoibheann’s Pink Tie, an Irish charity that offers support to the families of children diagnosed with cancer. Although the target was originally €7,000, the society succeeded in raising over €11,000 through fundraising and donations on the night, as well as the days following. This year the target is €8,000 and the society hopes to reach, if not exceed, the amount for this year’s chosen charity.Members of the society will be contributing to the Broadcast in many ways. There is something for everyone to get involved in, whether it be filming, producing, presenting, editing, creating behind the scenes content, promoting the broadcast on social media or a little bit of everything.DCUtv and Bank of Ireland’s 24 Hour Broadcast in aid of Sonas runs from 9pm on Friday December 6th to 9pm Saturday December 7th. To watch this year’s Broadcast and donate to Sonas, go online to www.dcu-mps.com.You can also get involved with the Broadcast on social media by using the hashtag #DCUtv24. Donegal student to take part in 24 hour broadcast to highlight domestic abuse was last modified: November 25th, 2019 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:DCUFocusGilleesa Gillenlast_img read more