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  • Roger Federer shines to the second round of the Australian Open after sweeping Johnson

    first_imgThe one in Basel wins 6-3, 6-2 and 6-2 against the American tennis playerHe will play against the winner of Krajinovic-Halys in the second round The Basel, who warned this Saturday at a press conference that his preparation had been atypical and that his expectations were quite low for this year, left no trace of a Steve Johnson who came to be proclaimed finalist in the tournament of Bendigo.Federer, who could match the Serbian Novak Djokovic, second seeded, with seven titles at Melbourne Park, set an early break that served him to run the first set 6-3.The Californian, who stayed far away from a possible reaction throughout the game, saw how the winner of 20 ‘major’ titles assaulted his main weapon, the service, up to four times more to sign up two identical sets 6-2.The Swiss tennis player, 38, will face each other in the next round with the winner of the match that will face Serbian Filip Krajinovic and Frenchman Quentin Halys. Swiss tennis player Roger Federer, third seeded, shone into the second round of the Australian Open after sweeping American Steve Johnson 6-3, 6-2 and 6-2.center_img Photo: Reuters last_img read more

  • Timberwolves escape Thunder in Ryan Saunders’ coaching debut

    first_imgSTAT LINESWiggins made 16 of 18 free throws, one short of his career high for made free throws. Oklahoma City made 19 free throws overall.HE SAID ITWiggins, on run-in with Schroder in the third quarter: “I don’t know what’s wrong with him … I looked right through it. He’s not someone I see as a problem.”UP NEXTTimberwolves: Host the Dallas Mavericks on Friday.Thunder: At the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next His team came through. Andrew Wiggins had a season-high 40 points and 10 rebounds, and the Timberwolves beat the Thunder 119-117 on Tuesday night.Saunders deflected credit after the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It’s unbelievable how they stayed connected throughout the whole game,” he said. “Down the stretch, there were so many times where we could have disbanded and then the crowd could have got into us. I can’t say enough about that team.”Saunders, just 32 years old, is the son of former Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders. The team fired Tom Thibodeau on Sunday. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title The players went all out for their new leader.Minnesota Timberwolves interim head coach Ryan Saunders gestures in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)“He fed off our energy, and we fed off his energy,” Timberwolves forward Taj Gibson said. “We were just trying to get a win for him.”Karl-Anthony Towns scored 20 points and Dario Saric added 15 for the Timberwolves.Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook missed two 3-pointers in the closing seconds that would have given the Thunder the lead. He finished with 25 points and 16 assists.“We just tried to stay solid, really,” Wiggins said. “We knew they were going to try to be aggressive with either (Paul) George or Westbrook. If we’re going to foul, make a hard foul. And don’t let them hit the 3. That was the main thing.”ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? World no. 1 Simon Halep stunned in Sydney ahead of Australian Open Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ 45th MMFF Parade of Stars: A Sunday spectacle in Taguig PLAY LIST 01:5245th MMFF Parade of Stars: A Sunday spectacle in Taguig05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIEScenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins (22) drives between Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jerami Grant (9) and center Steven Adams (12) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Ryan Saunders went right into the fire in his first game as the Minnesota Timberwolves’ interim coach.His debut was a down-to-the wire finish with the Oklahoma City Thunder, one of the best teams in the Western Conference.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ George scored 27 points and Steven Adams added 20 points and 12 rebounds for Oklahoma City.Thunder reserve center Nerlens Noel was taken off the court on a stretcher in the third quarter after Wiggins made contact with him on a dunk attempt.Noel took an elbow in the face as Wiggins went up, and Noel hit the ground hard. A defensive foul was called on Noel. The play was reviewed, and no additional fouls were called. Noel was down for several minutes before being taken from the court. Thunder coach Billy Donovan said Noel was taken to the University of Oklahoma’s OU Medical Center.“I just tried to make an aggressive move and dunk,” Wiggins said. “He tried to contest it. I think he fell wrong. I didn’t really see it until I saw him on the ground. Hopefully, he’s good. I hope nothing but the best for him. I hope he gets healthy soon and comes back stronger.”In the fourth quarter, Oklahoma City guard Dennis Schroder somehow won a jump ball with Towns, and Westbrook hit a 3-pointer to give the Thunder a 111-110 lead.Josh Okogie’s corner 3-pointer with 26.8 seconds left put the Timberwolves up 119-115.Westbrook made two free throws, then Minnesota’s Tyus Jones traveled with 15.5 seconds left to give the Thunder a chance.TIP-INSThunder: G Alex Abrines missed his fifth consecutive game for personal reasons. … Schroder was listed as questionable with a left quad contusion, but he entered the game in the first quarter. … Westbrook fell one assist short of his season high.Timberwolves: G Derrick Rose missed his sixth straight game with a sprained right ankle. … F Robert Covington missed his fourth straight game with a bruised right knee. … Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague was ejected in the third quarter after a skirmish with Schroder. He finished with eight points in 26 minutes. … Wiggins and Towns both finished with five fouls. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View commentslast_img read more

  • Liberian Gospel Artist Wins 2 International Awards

    first_imgLiberian Gospel artist Evangelist Eveine Natt Kamara has once again raised her country’s flag high as she recently won two accolades in Australia. Mrs. Kamara has been awarded the International Gospel Heroes and Humanitarians Appreciation awards in that country. It was presented by an Australian organization known as Future of the Children, for what they described as her unending advocacy on behalf of the less fortunate.She was given the awards at a red carpet event organized by the charity organization in the Australian Capital, Sydney, at the Redgum Center.Narrating her journey to the honor Ms. Kamara said, “In June 2013, I was contacted by a group from Australia called “Future of the Children”, a member of the Australian Charity Association. They asked me to go to Australia and help raise funds for less fortunate children in Africa. I was happy to do so since I was also involved in a similar program here in Liberia. I accepted their invitation happily and free of charge.On October 9, 2013 I received a call from the Australian Immigration that my visa was ready. Thanks to the sponsorship of the Future of the Children Australia I left on November 3 2013.”While in Australia, she performed in many shows in the country’s major cities.She was taken by surprise on February 9th by Women of Faith’s Evangelist Eveine and received an invitation in 2014 to a Red Carpet event organized by Future of the Children Australia and Women of Faith-Sidney at the Redgum Center where she received two Awards.After winning her awards in Australia, Ms. Kamara was named African Directress and Liberia was selected for a first project to build a modern school facility. The project will commence in Margibi County in June 2014.The Liberian Gospel Artist made the disclosure yesterday in Monrovia when she presented the two awards to Information Minister Lewis Brown and the people of Liberia. Ms. Kamara said the Modern School Facility that would be built by her partners and her organization is part of an effort to help less fortunate Liberian Children “My dream is to help children that are less fortunate and send them to school.”She called on all gospel artists to work tirelessly in making God’s word a reality through their music.“I will take other gospel artists with when am going for my next trip to Australia.”Upon receiving the awards on behalf of the people of Liberia, Minister Lewis Brown thanked Evangelist Kamara for what he described as “bringing  great honor and raising the flag of Liberia high to the world.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Neil Boston’s presentation to CCJ highlights what danger lies ahead

    first_imgDear Editor,Those three days of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) proceedings were an eye opener for many of us in the rational middle, who are wedded to the principles of democracy and genuine human development, unlike the political class that follows this list and that list submissively. It is this “falla the leader” mentality that has rendered Guyana into a human underdeveloped wasteland although it haas the greatest potential wealth within Caricom.So to listen to the licentiousness preached by no less than a Senior Counsel in defence of the ruling political class at the CCJ was just shocking.I was able to reconcile what I heard with my own ears from the CCJ on GlobeSpan 24×7 to what was printed in the Guyana Chronicle, a paper that I rarely read (I deliberately chose the Chronicle for this occasion).This is what Neil Boston, SC, was heard saying and was quoted in the Guyana Chronicle “the Guyana Constitution was amended to prohibit Members of Parliament (MPs) from voting against their list….”This declaration leads one to wonder, are there only rubber stamps in Parliament? If the intention was to have the 65 MPs slavishly follow the list, then we do not need them. In such a circumstance, we need at most five rubber stamps. A Leader of Government Business, maybe a Government Chief Whip, a Leader of the Opposition, maybe an Opposition Chief Whip and a Speaker who does everything the Executive President instructs and at the end of their sitting, they will all hold hands and sing “God save the king”. At least the food and drinks bill from Parliament would have been reduced from $700,000 per sitting to about $50,000; a great saving to the people.Furthermore, if we are to follow Boston, we do not even need a National Assembly because the President will then serve the role as both the Executive and Legislative and assume the role of a Monarch, Tsar and Emperor. But this was never what the founding fathers and mothers intended when they petitioned the British to free themselves from the Queen of England as they held hands and collectively adopted the status as the world’s first Co-operative Republic in 1970. My forefathers wanted to be free of the Monarchy and, therefore, one must understand that there is no role in these modern times for a King Granger. No.But enough of this fairy-tale fantasy of Boston. The framers of the Constitution, however flawed that document, did have one fundamental thought set in mind – checks and balances.That is why they have established a framework that protects the independence of the Judiciary, the Legislature and the Executive with clear roles. The Legislature makes the law, the Judiciary interprets the law and the Executive enforces the law. If the Constitution wanted the National Assembly to be a rubber stamp, it would have said so.Lastly, Charrandas Persaud was one of the 25 MPs who came from the geographic list as the representative of the people from the Corentyne. There were good reasons why he was placed as the lead MP for the coalition from that district. If this list system was all that matters, then you could put up any “PNC rum bogies (sageewangs)” from Berbice who would not even have to campaign and they would have won because the people of Corentyne so loved the PNC and their list. No, Editor, there is merit to the argument that Persaud made a difference for the PNC-led list in the 2015 general elections because of his social and legal advocacy in the Corentyne area. He was well liked in 2015 and he is well loved now by the people of Corentyne. In the books of the majority of the people of Corentyne, Charrandas Persaud is their hero for his willingness to stand up to the current oppression in the sugar belt.Boston can better serve himself if he understands the concept that you should only resort to legal distortions if your commitment to humanity, the rule of law and politics is shallow. If your commitment to humanity, politics and the rule of law is deep, then you need not be afraid to speak the truth.Boston’s presentation was an unfortunate performance and it highlights what danger lies ahead. These 8 per cent of folks will stop at nothing to keep the status quo in place, where a minority has imposed their ways on a majority since December 21, 2018. But if precedence from the CCJ is my guide, then we all will learn shortly how to put constitutional order back in place.Win or lose, the judgment will be good for Guyana. Therefore, I call on all law-abiding Guyanese to accept the judgement. Win or lose, the politicians must meet the people at the ballot box shortly to settle this situation once and for all. At the end of the day, the voters of Guyana know best and we did not need to spend over $100 million in legal fees to know this fact.Regards,Sasenarine Singhlast_img read more

  • Red Shield campaign gets underway

    first_img [asset|aid=2865|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=44e0f30f334913e69b2f1e48cfed2ef6-Ben Lippers 1_3_Pub.mp3] Anyone wishing to donate to the cause can do so by visiting the Salvation Army on 100th Avenue. By Christine Rumleskie A red shield could help protect the country’s neediest citizens. The month of May is dedicated to Salvation Armies across the globe. To make the most of the proclamation, the local branch is participating the Red Shield Appeal Fundraiser.- Advertisement -The money will go into a fund, which can be used by Salvation Armies in need.Captain Ben Lippers says although the Fort St. John branch has become financially self-sustainable, there are many Salvation Armies that could use the money. [asset|aid=2864|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=707ea0491e733e766fff57a4b70eda1c-Ben Lippers 2_2_Pub.mp3] Advertisementcenter_img In the 2009 Red Shield Appeal, the local organization raised $5,000, and Lippers says the goal is to double that amount for 2010. The Salvation Army provides numerous programs to citizens of all backgrounds. The local branch offers an emergency shelter as well as a severe weather shelter. It also provides warm meals to the homeless and services to get people back on their feet.Lippers says the organization also sends alcoholics and drug abusers to rehabilitation programs in the lower mainland.He says when people contribute to the Red Shield fund, it ensures more people have access to similar services across Canada.Advertisementlast_img read more

  • Datebook

    first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Living on the Edge Environmental Program, 6:30 p.m., Temescal Gateway Park, 15601 Sunset Blvd., Pacific Palisades. Free. Parking $5. Call (310) 454-1395, Ext. 106. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. THURSDAY Hike to Eagle Rock, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Topanga State Park, 20825 Entrada Road, Topanga. Bring food and drink. Rain cancels. Call (818) 981-4799. Children, Youth & Family Advisory Committee meeting, 9-10 a.m., San Fernando City Hall Council Chambers, 117 N. Macneil St. Call (818) 898-1200. Scott Lane Marionettes Puppet Show, 11 a.m., The Grove at Farmers Market, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles. Free. Call (323) 900-8080. last_img read more

  • Lewis: Tottenham’s interest in Vorm hints at a likely Lloris exit

    first_imgTottenham’s reported interest in Swansea City goalkeeper Michel Vorm could be an indication of Spurs No. 1 Hugo Lloris’ uncertain future at White Hart Lane.That’s the opinion of Daily Mirror football writer Darren Lewis, who joined talkSPORT to share his thoughts on rumours that the Dutchman could be on his way to north London this summer.Lloris, who voiced his frustration with playing second fiddle to veteran stopper Brad Friedel in his early Tottenham career, was strongly linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain this summer following Spurs’ failure to qualify for the Champions League.But the French national team captain instead threw a curveball, signing a new five-year contract upon his return from the summer’s World Cup.However, recent rumours linking Vorm with a move to White Hart Lane suggests Lloris’ long-term future at Spurs is not guaranteed.“The murmurs that Spurs could be close to signing Michel Vorm have created a buzz around White Hart Lane,” Lewis told Kick Off.“For one, Vorm is a very good player, but also, what does it say about the future of Hugo Lloris? He signed a new long term deal only a few weeks ago.“Vorm is a player who should be playing regular first team football in his own right next season, why would he choose to go to a club where he would sit on the bench every week?“It raises questions whether Lloris will be at the club beyond next season, particularly if they fail to finish in the top four and qualify for the Champion’s League.“Will Vorm’s arrival pave the way for that to happen?”last_img read more

  • Redlands eases by Rialto, 57-49

    first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson NONLEAGUE BETHEL CHRISTIAN 50, AQUINAS 33: Junior Redman Dakany scored eight points as the Falcons (0-7) fell to the Lions. The Falcons have had four coaches in as many years, yet made it to the first round of the playoffs last year. Coach Dave Johnson hopes to turn things around as he will lead his Falcons to Christian league plays host to Loma Linda Academy at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. CHINO HILLS 81, DUARTE 39: Senior Cameron Crain scored 23 points as the Huskies (7-9) defeated the Falcons. DE ANZA LEAGUE YUCCA VALLEY 61, BIG BEAR 54: David Bradley scored a team-high 11 points and Nick Dobis added 10, but it was not enough to lead Big Bear (0-1, 3-4) to a win in its league opener. Mike Mooney, Jake Beddy and Kriss Proctor also each scored 9 points for Big Bear. Chino Hills got a team total of seven steals which led to a big third quarter scoring 29. Junior Nick Turner 19 added 19 points in the win for the Huskies. JSERRA 63, DON LUGO 44: Junior Russell Carr scored 12 points as the Conquistadores (5-9) fell to the visiting Lions (12-4). Don Lugo opens Mt. Baldy league play host to Diamond Ranch at 6:30 p.m. on January 11. SAN GORGONIO 78, RIM OF THE WORLD 38: Senior Andrew Jenkins scored 13 points as the Spartans (11-3) defeated the visiting Fighting Scots (2-13). The Spartan starters were 7-of-9 from the three-point line in the third quarter as they scored 30. Senior guard Anthony Dandy scored 10 points and had six assists in the win for San Gorgonio who will play host to Corona Centenial at 6:30 p.m. Friday. SERRANO 80, SILVERADO 70: Junior forward Durrel Norman scored 23 points and added 10 rebounds to lead the visiting Diamondbacks (11-2) past the Hawks (7-8) in a nonleague game. Senior forward L. J. Kelly added 17 points and nine rebounds for Serrano, and junior guard Harrison Gaines contributed 12 points and seven assists for Serrano, which plays host to Upland at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. DAMIEN 34, BONITA 28: Austin Napolitano scored a game-high 12 points, Drew Turner turned in eight and Damien (8-8) used an 11-point third quarter to come away with the win. Damien will host Servite on Friday at 7 p.m. Brock Zylstra led Bonita (10-5) with nine points. WHITTIER CHRISTIAN 73, ONTARIO CHRISTIAN 47: Junior Joel Belko scored 13 points as the Knights (7-7) fell to the Harolds (13-2). Ontario Christian open Christian league play at Western Christian at 7:30 p.m. Friday. INGLEWOOD SOUTH BAY LUTHERAN 51, BOYS REPUBLIC 49: Anthony Phillips scored 16 points, but a comeback from a 32-15 halftime deficit fell short as Brian Champaco’s 28-foot 3-pointer as time expired missed its mark. The Rams dropped to 3-9. WESTERN CHRISTIAN 58, UPLAND CHRISTIAN 50: Andy Toche scored a game-high 18 points, but Upland Christian stll foell for the second time in 11 games this season to Western Christian (9-7). Alex Roberds scored 13 and John Cook added 11 for Upland Christian, which will play Victor Valley Christian on Friday at 7:30 p.m. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Senior Trevor Nash scored 11 of his 13 points in the first quarter as visiting Redlands opened with a 22-0 run to defeat Rialto 57-49 on Tuesday in the Citrus Belt League opener for both schools. Junior Shawn Sayer scored 11 points as the Knights (6-8, 0-1) rallied, but could not make up the early deficit. last_img read more

  • Job Vacancy: Youth Development Worker sought to deliver new programme

    first_imgJob Vacancy: The Hub Youth Centre in Glenties, Co. Donegal are currently recruiting for an experienced Youth Development Worker.Working with the Management Committee of The Hub Youth Centre to develop and deliver an International Fund for Ireland, Personal Youth Development Programme, ‘Ignite Your Future’The post is based at The Hub Youth Centre, Glenties delivering the ‘Ignite Your Future’ programme.1 year contract starting September 2018. 35hr week. The successful candidate will work to assist young people aged 16 – 25 years to develop resilience and confidence and gain the necessary skills and qualifications to support a successful transition into employment or further/higher education.Candidates will be expected to have:A third level qualification in youth work or a relevant fieldA background in life/career coaching is desirableAt least 3 years’ experience of youth work and/or community workThe ability to engage and motivate young peopleAn understanding of youth mental health issuesThe ability to develop, facilitate and deliver programmes relevant to young peopleProven organisational, report writing and record keeping skillsSalary €33,555 p/aKey Responsibilities:To develop and deliver year 2 of the project with a small cohort of young people who are continuing for a second year (approx 5/6 young people)To engage a new group of young people aged 16 – 25 into the project (approx 5/6 young people)To manage the overall IFI ‘Ignite Your Future’ project meeting the objectives and targets set out in the proposalTo Apply: A full Job description is available from: Kate Morgan, Downstrands Family Resource Centre, The Dolmen Centre, Kilclooney, Co Donegal. Tel: 074 954 5879 downstrandsfrc@yahoo.ieClosing date for applications is 12noon on Tuesday 7th August. Interviews will take place on Friday 10th August, short-listing may apply.Job Vacancy: Youth Development Worker sought to deliver new programme was last modified: July 16th, 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:glenties jobsThe HubYouth Development Workerlast_img read more

  • DONEGAL TEENAGER RINGS BELL TO OPEN NEW RNLI LIFEBOAT CENTRE

    first_imgJohn rings the bell to open the new RNLI centre.The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) officially opened its new All-weather Lifeboat Centre at the charity’s headquarters England today and it was a young Donegal man who did the honours.Donegal teenager John McDermid (18) from Arranmore RNLI and Caryl Jones (20) from Porthdinallaen RNLI in Wales were the two people who represented the volunteer lifeboat crews across Ireland and the UK.The bell will be rung every time a newly built all-weather lifeboat is launched from the centre to be sent to a lifeboat station.The All-Weather Lifeboat Centre at Pool in Dorset was commissioned by the RNLI trustees to meet future all-weather lifeboat supply. Its completion will secure a supply of all-weather lifeboats (ALBs) for future generations of lifesavers. John has been a volunteer lifeboat crew member with Arranmore RNLI since he turned 17 last year and recently received his Leaving certificate results. He joined the crew of the Arranmore lifeboat as he wanted to continue the family tradition of volunteering with the lifeboats. His grandfather was a Coxswain on the lifeboat and the teenager joined up as soon as he was old enough.The new RNLI centre in Poole, Dorset.John travelled to Poole with is mother Donna and sister Abby, along with his aunt and uncle Nicola and Martin McBride.Speaking after the ceremony John said; ‘It is a huge honour to represent the volunteer lifeboat crew all across Ireland and the UK, along with Caryl. This is my first time to visit RNLI HQ and it is great to be here for such a big occasion. Our station’s future lifeboat will be built here.“I know my grandfather would be very proud of me today and while I know he couldn’t have imagined the changes to the RNLI, especially with technology and training, it still remains at its heart the same charity that saw him volunteer to help save lives at sea. It is a very proud day for me and my family.’ Phil Coulter’s Lifeboat Anthem ‘Home from the Sea’ was played to mark the occasion.RNLI Chief Executive Paul Boissier addressed the 500-strong gathering saying: ‘Since the turn of the century, the RNLI HQ site has changed beyond recognition. We built the RNLI College – for the training and accommodation of our lifesavers. We built a support centre to store and supply the many parts and materials we need to keep the charity going. And we unveiled a memorial dedicated to all those who lost their own lives at sea, while trying to save others.“People pass that memorial every day and see the motto of our founder, Sir William Hillary: ‘With courage, nothing is impossible.’ And that’s hugely appropriate when you think of the courage that our lifeboat crews and lifeguards show – the people who brave the worst of conditions to save lives.’The All-weather Lifeboat Centre is an investment in lifesaving for generations to come and craft that will be built and maintained in this centre will safely bring them home from the sea, back to their loved ones.’The new All-Weather Lifeboat Centre will allow the charity to build six Shannon-class lifeboats a year and maintain the other all-weather boats. Having a state of the art facility which will see the charity produce, maintain and refit all-weather lifeboats in-house and under one roof is a first for the charity.’ The building itself includes the following features : 3 spray booths used to apply primer, coats of paint and antifoul to the lifeboats, Moveable platforms which will improve ergonomics and efficiency for accessing fit-out and refit lifeboats and a visitors centre allowing members of the public to watch the charity’s lifeboats being built. In addition to this PV panels on the roof of the ALC combined with the PV provision on the rest of the RNLI campus means that up to 8% of the RNLI’s energy requirements can be provided by the sun.DONEGAL TEENAGER RINGS BELL TO OPEN NEW RNLI LIFEBOAT CENTRE was last modified: August 21st, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more