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first_imgAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Win some, learn some ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia “We were expecting a different Alaska team, one with more fight and more effort [for today],” Magnolia coach Chito Victolero said after coming out on top of a wild finish and putting a stranglehold in this title playoffs.But Victolero refused to rest on his charges’ second straight win, and instead, said that this one was far from over.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“Like I have been saying, it’s still one game at a time [for us],” Victolero said what asked what he felt of a 2-0 lead.“We will prepare for Game 3, that’s the important thing,” he said as the Hotshots shoot to more or less put this thing under wraps with another win Sunday at Ynares Center in Antipolo. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDragged into a defense-oriented contest and needing to come from behind this time, Magnolia took the best that Alaska could offer on Friday night before silencing the Aces at winning time for a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven PBA Governors’ Cup title series.After playing catch-up against an enemy that showed up with a lot more fight than the series opener, the Hotshots tightened the noose on the Aces when it mattered, holding Alaska scoreless in the final 4:45 to carve out a 77-71 decision at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao and inch closer toward a first championship in four seasons.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “They’re good defenders,” Compton said of Barroca and Jalalon, who have outplayed their Alaska counterparts so far. “But they foul a lot and I wonder why [fouls] haven’t been called.”Romeo Travis scored 24 points and had nine rebounds and Ian Sangalang added 11 for the Hotshots.Mike Harris struggled offensively for the second straight outing and finished with 22.Meanwhile, Paul Desiderio listed his name for the PBA Draft on Friday to add depth to a pool for the proceedings set next Sunday at Robinsons in Ermita.The 21-year-old Cebu native looms as a blue-chip prospect especially after showing what he is made of in the UP Maroons’ losing stand against eventual repeat champion Ateneo in the UAAP Finals last week.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We cannot celebrate, this is a best-of-seven. What we are waiting for is the fourth win. This is not yet over. We’re looking forward to Game 3.For the second straight game, the Aces were struck down by carelessness, accounting for 26 boo-boos this time after committing 25 in a 100-84 loss in the series opener on Wednesday where they trailed by as large as 21.“That game was what I expected Game 1 to be like—guys going after it,” Alaska’s Alex Compton said. “But if we turn the ball over 26 times, that’s huge. Credit Magnolia, they’ve been the best defensive team all conference.”Alaska last scored when Mike Harris made two free throws for a 71-70 lead.“But if we took better care of the basketball, we would have been there,” Compton added as he, in a rare moment, questioned how Marc Barroca and Jio Jalalon got away with too many “karate chops” for the second straight contest.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View commentslast_img read more

Prevention Is Better Than Closure

first_imgThe Guinean Ambassador to Liberia, Elhaji Abdoulaye Doré, has appealed to neighboring countries not to close the border with his country in face of the Ebola  outbreak.  He has rather suggested that serious preventive measures be taken to halt or minimize the spread of the deadly disease.  Senegal closed its southeastern border with Guinea.Following our publication of Observer Senior Reporter C.Y. Kwanu’s story on the Ambassador’s concern, the  Daily Observer  immediately contacted Liberia’s Health Minister, Dr. Walter Gwenigale, and Immigration  Commissioner Lemuel Reeves, for their reaction to the GuineaN envoy’s plea.Both the Health Minister and the Immigration Commissioner readily concurred.  Dr. Gwenigale referred to the International Health Regulation that preceded the establishment of the World Health Organization (WHO).  That Regulation advised against border closures in the event of a disease outbreak.  At WHO’s establishment in 1948, where Liberian was represented by its first Public  Health Director General, Dr. Joseph N. Togba, the WHO confirmed that Regulation.Dr. Gwenigale fears that should Liberia close its border with Guinea or any other neighboring nation, “people will start dying in the bush because there are too many crossing points.” He observed that many Guineans and Liberians cross the border daily to work on each other’s farms. Commissioner Reeves told the Daily Observer that from Grand Cape Mount to Maryland County there were 176 known border points, only 35 of which, until recently, were manned by Liberian Immigration officers.  Now the number of patrolled border points has increased to 45.  Mathematically, that leaves 131 border points unchecked.He fears that if the borders are closed, people would begin using unofficial routes along our porous borders, hampering  the Health Ministry’s ability to monitor and regulate possibly infected persons.Dr. Gwenigale told the Daily Observer that Jorwah, the town built in the 1970s by President William R. Tolbert, Jr., behind his farm in Bellefanai, Bong County, was  very near the Guinea border, where highly frequent crossings occur each day.Commissioner Reeves yesterday told the Daily Observer in addition to human beings crossing the borders, there are also animals, including monkeys and deer,  all of which are disease carriers.  In addition, there are planes from neighboring countries bringing people into  other countries.  So, in his opinion, border closing would  not solve the problem.    We think that all three officials, the Guinean Ambassador, Liberia’s Health Minister and Immigration Commissioner, make a lot of sense in arguing against closing the borders.  All their arguments are cogent.We are fortunate that there has not so far been a rapid spread of the disease.  Of the 134 cases reported in Guinea there have been only 100   deaths.  Of the 10 casualties in   Liberia, the last person to die was on Sunday morning, April 6, in Foya, where news of the outbreak here was first reported.   The Health Ministry has disclosed that two labs have been created in Liberia to monitor and fight the spread of Ebola.  The labs are linked to the Meta-Biotic Laboratories in Kenema, Sierra Leone.  The first lab in Liberia is a permanent one, established within the Liberia Institute for Biomedical Research, located in Charlesville, near the Roberts International Airport (RIA).  The second is a mobile lab, based in Foya, Lofa County, where the first casualties were   reported.  This lab is equipped to provide rapid response to any reports of Ebola incidences in the general area.Commissioner Reeves told this newspaper that he will this weekend commence a tour of various border points, beginning in Grand Gedeh County.  It may be a good idea for the Commissioner to consult with Health Minister Gwenigale with a view to taking along health workers  familiar with the epidemic. These experts would know what to do immediately in the case of detection anywhere along the way.      Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

M&CC to start littering penalties’ enforcement

first_img…business entities are not civic and law-abiding – acting Town ClerkThe Mayor and City Council (M&CC) will soon harshly clamp down on litterers by enforcing punitive penalties against them.Acting Town Clerk Sherry Jerrick“In our littering campaign, and when it comes to the enforcement aspect, we will be taking measures against them, we will have systems in place to take care of that,” acting Town Clerk Sherry Jerrick told media operatives on Tuesday.The littering campaign will take into consideration public awareness, public education with a special emphasis to be placed on enforcement.Lambasting illegal dumpers, the acting Town Clerk noted that garbage build-up in Georgetown is as a result of the non-compliance of commercial businesses.According to Jerrick, the business entities are not civic and law-abiding and continue disobey the City Council’s bylaws.“We must take notice of the glaring fact which is on our streets, take Regent Street, which is a commercial district…persons do not have adequate waste receptacles to cater for their garbage, they are not law-abiding, they are not responsible, they are not civic , these businesses continue to have boxes, throwing them on the streets, they do not have garbage bins , if they had that, I am quite certain that one day of non-collection will never ever result in what we are seeing out there on the streets and that is the problem”.She added that businesses in the city do not have enough receptacles to take off the waste that they generate.“They are comfortable with dumping those waste on the streets. How can that be the right thing to do? It is not and it must stop. We have got to come together and take concern and care about our environment and about the public health crisis that can come as a result of that… can’t keep the garbage on their premises until such time that clearances are made,” the Town Clerk lambasted.However, the Mayor Ubraj Narine noted that the new sets of bylaws approved by the Council in 2018 cater for increased penalties to be implemented for those found to be littering. Narine revealed that presently, the Council’s hands are tied since it is awaiting a finalising process to be completed.“The policy is already placed there, but it has to now finalise with an attorney and so on, the Minister of Communities. These things must run through these other officials so that we can able to have clearance to move forward with it,” Narine said.Previously, the Mayor had called for the littering penalty fee to be increase from its current $10,000 to $50,000 as part of the new anti-littering law.“The Council is cash-strapped, and so if persons continue to litter, we will not be able to accomplish anything; we will be going around in circles. Every time we clean, persons will go back and dump garbage… As part of the strategy, we are also considering a raise in the fee from $10,000 to $50,000”.“I appeal to the public, I am begging to let us work together, to have respect for environment and be able to find a way to deal with this garbage situation in the city,” Narine appealed.last_img read more

Public Infrastructure staff protests for 10% increase

first_imgWhile public servants across the country will this month receive Government’s promised retroactive 1 to 10 per cent increase, workers at the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI) Special Project Unit, will lose out.Workers of the unit took to the streets on Monday, protesting what they said is downright disadvantage and abuse of power by those in authority. They told Guyana Times that they are utterly fed up of the system robbing them of any opportunity of a decent livelihood.Workers of the MPI Special project Unit during the protest on MondayThe more than 100 employees, working under contract with the Ministry, said they don’t know where else to turn for help, as the very system they are working for, is also against them.Their concerns border around their wages and salaries and particularly safety on the job. Of utmost concern for them is news that they will not be paid the announced 10 per cent increase for public servants.“They promise us better minimum wages and so. I mean to say, all the other workers get that $50,000. We are the only set of people who ain’t getting. Civil aviation get, airport get, transport get. And it is rough. That is not right. All of us have bills to pay, especially me”, one worker said.“All of we got children, some of we have five, six children to maintain and take to school and it is very hard. We need for them to at least make some changes to be made”. He said the junior minister had promised to take the matter to Cabinet, but up until now, there has been no word.“Nobody aint looking into it”, another worker said.The workers said they have been sitting silently saying nothing since last December, when they were denied the $50,000 across-the-board payment. According to the employees, while the work is great, the salary remains under $50,000.The workers are hurting, saying that they are the ones that are called upon to complete unfinished tasks by private contractors. One such project is the D’Urban Park site, which was left unfinished, with billions of dollars already spent by the first contractor.Another employee working in the hot mix section said he has been working in that area for over four years. In the hot mix area, workers are required to sometimes manually lay out the hot tar-mixed-bricks on the area and then pan it out, standing on the heated worksite with work booths that do not reach the required standard.“We are not getting gears. Maybe one time a year we will get it and the next year we will not get it at all. The President needs to urgently look into this, because we can’t take it no more”.“Majority of the project that council (M&CC) suppose to do, it not doing the work, we have to end up turning back and do the work.”They said the situation is so sickening, that persons who have spent decades in the unit, come off, many with injuries, but receive nothing at their retirement.“We don’t want that, we want that we are working a certain number of years under the government, at least we get something when we come off, because it is very hard on we.”Another worker said, “I work here for 11 years and nothing has changed. All that was changed was the name of this Ministry; otherwise, everything has been the same. The President is passing the instruction to all the Ministers of all the Ministries, but they not doing it here.”Efforts to contact both Minister of, and Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure David Patterson and Annette Ferguson, respectively, were unsuccessful. (Alexis Rodney)last_img read more

Fort St. John Gas Prices

first_imgA weekly survey by MJ Ervin & Associates shows the average price for regular gas at 138.9 cents a litre, making it one of the highest places in the country. It’s not, however, the highest in the province, with Vancouver motorists paying, on average, just above one dollar and 44 cents per litre; compare that to the provincial capital where the price is only 129.6 cents.Across the country, the highest prices being paid this past week was in Gander, Newfoundland at 146-point-9.  St. Catherines, Ontario is boasting the cheapest price among major centres at 122.7 cents for regular unleaded.- Advertisement –last_img read more

World Cup kits go retro, but there’s only one winner

first_imgSome media commentators and observers have called this the best ever tournament for kits, pointing also to the retro-inspired tops of Germany, Belgium, Spain and Colombia.Designed by Nike, Nigeria’s jersey boasted white and neon green chevrons on the body, complemented by black and white chevrons on the sleeves.When it went on sale in early June in London, some queued from the early hours and the dazzling shirt sold out in a frenzied few minutes.Ahmed Musa scored twice against Iceland in Nigeria’s now famous kit © AFP/File / Mark RALSTONFans, fashion writers and footballers rushed to acclaim Nigeria’s kit — described by Vanity Fair as “the team’s sold-out-everywhere streetwear crossover”.Vanity lamented the end of Nigeria’s tournament, saying neutral fans had made them their team purely because of the shirt.But Mikel’s team only got to wear it once in Russia, in a 2-0 win over Iceland, and instead sported their more sober away kit — plain green — against Croatia and Argentina.– Classic, retro –Panama sported a classic look for their debut World Cup campaign © AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTENoz Hyde, a creative design manager for New Balance, said they had gone for a “classic” look.The American company was responsible for the jerseys worn at the World Cup by Costa Rica and Panama.Both wore unashamedly simple tops and Hyde told AFP: “Our kit ethos was all about high performance housed within a classic look.“We felt strongly, as did the federations, that the most important factors were the understated clean lines, considered trims and the amplification of the national colours.”Hyde said that New Balance were in “close contact” throughout with the teams as they mapped out the designs.It is no good having a kit that the players do not like or feel proud to wear.Hyde identifies a clear theme at this World Cup.“On a whole, I feel the kits have moved to a more classic, simplistic approach in terms of construction,” he said.“The main focus seems to have been placed on the visual graphic execution, whether that be via prints or body mapping.“I can see a trend for retro inspired kits from some brands and a more technical performance offer from others.”– ‘Monstrous melange’ –Spain’s kit has been labelled a ‘monstrous melange’ of colours © AFP/File / OZAN KOSEWhen it comes to team kits, it is obviously all a matter of taste.Some are big fans of Colombia’s, a remake of the one they wore in Italy in 1990 — predominately yellow with jagged shoulder stripes of red and navy blue.Spain’s shirt — also made by Adidas — is another nostalgic throwback to the 1990s.GQ, the British men’s style magazine, ranked Spain’s one of the worst, calling it a “monstrous melange of red, purple, and yellow”.It also wondered if the Colombian shirt was “the outfit of a Marvel superhero that never made it on paper”.But all were agreed: Nigeria won the day.“The heady mixture of cool green, white and black evoke sensations of spearmint gum, while the blurred chevrons ooze cool,” it said.In the build-up to the crunch Argentina game, former England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand tweeted: “Come on Nigeria don’t let you be remembered at #WorldCup2018 for fashion over football please!”But with Nigeria’s tournament over after winning just once, they are in danger of being remembered for exactly that.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nigeria’s main kit won the plenty of fans, and the one game in which they wore it © AFP / Mark RALSTONYEKATERINBURG, Russian Federation, Jun 29 – Captain John Obi Mikel wrote in an opinion piece published hours before their critical World Cup game against Argentina: “Nigeria is not here to wear a nice kit.”But for some neutrals the 2-1 defeat by Lionel Messi’s side on Tuesday was more than Nigeria exiting the tournament — it meant the best team shirt only made one appearance in Russia.last_img read more

Truckers protest Mexican carriers in U.S.

first_imgBy Elizabeth White THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAREDO, Texas – Dozens of truckers rallied at Mexican border crossings in California and Texas on Thursday to protest a pilot program to allow up to 100 Mexican trucking companies to haul their cargo anywhere in the United States. Carrying signs reading “NAFTA Kills” and “Unsafe Mexican Trucks,” a few dozen protesters circled in the heat for two hours at Laredo’s port of entry on the U.S.-Mexico border. Mexico has also committed to allow as many as 100 U.S. firms anywhere in Mexico by the end of this year, he said, and 14 are poised to receive permission. So far, 38 Mexican trucking firms have been prescreened to go anywhere in the U.S., Hill said. The Teamsters union, Sierra Club and watchdog group Public Citizen had sued to stop the program, arguing there wouldn’t be enough oversight of drivers, but a federal appeals court ruled the Bush administration could move ahead. Government lawyers said the program is a necessary part of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the trucks would meet U.S. regulations. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “What do we want? Safe highways. When do we want them? Now!” they chanted. The U.S. Transportation Department issued the first permit Thursday to Transportes Olympic, based in a suburb of Monterrey, Mexico. It won the permit after Mexico granted authority to Stagecoach Cartage & Distribution Inc. of El Paso, Texas, to travel anywhere in Mexico. Both companies can cross the border immediately but may not do so for several days while they determine new routes, said John Hill, who runs the U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which regulates truck safety. “What we’re hearing from the carriers is they could be ready to go as soon as days from now,” Hill told reporters on a conference call from Washington. The U.S. plans to give as many as 25 Mexican firms permission by the end of September and add another 25 companies each month until hitting 100 by the end of this year under the one-year program, Hill said. last_img read more

BUSINESS PROFILE

first_imgHairdresser Patrick Gildea is one of Donegal’s most colourful businessmen and now he gives a few pointers as to why he’s a cut above the rest. What is your career and what do you do?I am a hairdresser and involved in a business that is to the forefront of fashion. Tell us about your first job and how much were you paid?My first job at eleven years of age was a paper boy and earned £2.00 a week. I was a milk boy deliverer to doors. I then worked in the building sites as a labourer, then to trainee hairdresser were I thumbed from the ’big city’ of Drumkeen to Killybegs everyday for €24.00 a week.What was your first success in business?My first success was to open my first salon in Letterkenny at 18 years of age. Name the one local or international business person you look up to?The people I most admire in business is an uncle Brendan Gildea who was a developer who gave me great advice and made sure I stayed grounded and it has to be Marco Pierre the chef for his dynamic approach in self belief and the many small business people that you never hear about that are so important to every community.What has been your biggest mistake in business?I have never had any major mistakes in business but plenty of small ones that you learn from and continue to do so. These are an education in there own right and will continue to be. By recognizing them you address and move on stronger.What is the most valuable piece of advice you have ever been given? Education. Education. Education.What advice would you give to someone starting out in business today?To ask as many questions of other business people. To set yourself monthly achievements and never think you can sit back. And don’t become over arrogant because you’re self employed. Be prepared to commit yourself as it is hard work but very rewarding in many ways and don’t be scared to give yourself a pat on the back! Quietly though!!!!What one item would you take with you to a desert island and why? My wife and family and a scissors and comb.What item would you prefer to do without?The Taxman!What do you do in your spare time (if you have any)?In my spare time I love traditional music and I teach members of the Tirconnail Martyrs flute band.When will you retire?I will retire when the man above sends me my P 45.What’s your tip to surviving the recession?Ah the horrid recession….we have to reinvent ourselves to suit the climate – the 100% commitment we had has to be 300% now. Get up earlier and bed later. And most importantly if the recession is putting you under pressure in business get out! What one thing would you do if you were Finance Minister to help business?Firstly get people that know what they’re doing , get rid of there Landlord mentality. Run it as a business and get people with business backgrounds. If run efficiently, the stupid money being wasted would be sorted. It would be mind blowing what could be saved!And get behind the small business sector as this is the proven sector to get us out if this hole!!EndsBUSINESS PROFILE was last modified: February 3rd, 2011 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

Character actress Stapleton at age 80

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “There are many roads to good acting,” Stapleton, known for her straightforwardness, said in her 1995 autobiography, “Hell of a Life.” “I’ve been asked repeatedly what the ‘key’ to acting is, and as far as I’m concerned, the main thing is to keep the audience awake.” Stapleton was nominated several times for a supporting actress Oscar, including for her first film role in 1958’s “Lonelyhearts”; “Airport” in 1970; and Woody Allen’s “Interiors” in 1978. Her other film credits include the 1963 musical “Bye Bye Birdie” opposite Ann-Margret and Dick Van Dyke, “Johnny Dangerously,” “Cocoon,” “The Money Pit” and “Addicted to Love.” In television, she earned an Emmy for “Among the Paths to Eden” in 1967. She was nominated for “Queen of the Stardust Ballroom” in 1975; “The Gathering” in 1977; and “Miss Rose White” in 1992. After moving to the Berkshires, Stapleton was a regular at the Candlelight Inn, a favorite gathering spot for actors that has since closed, said Elizabeth Aspenlieder, an actress with the Lenox-based Shakespeare & Co. acting group. SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Maureen Stapleton, an Oscar-winning character actress whose subtle vulnerability and down-to-earth toughness earned her dramatic and comedic roles on stage, screen and television, died Monday. She was 80. The longtime smoker died from chronic pulmonary disease in the Berkshire hills town of Lenox, Mass., where she had been living, said her son, Daniel Allentuck. Stapleton, whose unremarkable, matronly appearance belied her star personality and talent, won an Academy Award in 1981 for her supporting role as anarchist-writer Emma Goldman in Warren Beatty’s “Reds,” about a left-wing American journalist who journeys to Russia to cover the Bolshevik Revolution. To prepare for the role, Stapleton said she tried reading Goldman’s autobiography, but soon chucked it out of boredom. “Maureen would be sitting at the bar, ferociously playing charades,” said Aspenlieder, who remembered Stapleton as a fun-loving eccentric who would often be seen wearing a housedress and pair of furry boots. “She was always warm and inviting,” Aspenlieder said. At age 24, Stapleton became a success as Serafina Delle Rose in Tennessee Williams’ Broadway hit “The Rose Tattoo,” and won a Tony Award. She appeared in numerous other stage productions, including Lillian Hellman’s “Toys in the Attic” and Neil Simon’s “The Gingerbread Lady,” for which she won her second Tony in 1971. She starred opposite Laurence Olivier in Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.” Stapleton’s friendship with Williams was well-known and he wrote three plays for her, but she never appeared in any of them. Along the way, she led a chaotic personal life, which her autobiography candidly described as including two failed marriages, numerous affairs, years of alcohol abuse and erratic parenting for her two children. She often said auditioning was hard for her, but that it was just a part of acting, a job “that pays.” Beside Allentuck, Stapleton is survived by a daughter, Katharine Bambery of Lenox, and a brother, Jack Stapleton, of Troy, N.Y. 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

BURT INFANTS MEMORIAL TEAM CLOSES IN ON FUNDRAISING TARGET

first_imgJust eight weeks after launching a fundraising campaign to erect an infants memorial at their local Cemetery, the Burt Cemetery Projects Committee expect to reach their target following the release of the Burt, Inch and Fahan 2012 Calendar.Members of the Burt community came together in mid September to discuss plans to establish a permanent memorial to infants who had not been baptised and were buried in a separate plot away from the main cemetery. A similar situation existed in many parishes throughout the country, but many have now addressed the issue.  Local curate Fr Gerard Sweeney attended the inaugural meeting and was fully supportive of the initiative and it is hoped that a special ceremony will take place at the memorial when the project is completed in a few weeks time.There was huge support locally for the project; with many families and individuals making sizeable donations, various groups in the parish also contributed including a sizeable donation from a cycle race and charity auction, while money raised from a cake sale and table quiz also exceeded all expectations.The final fundraising event was the production of a parish calendar, made possible with the help of generous sponsorship by local businesses and this also was very well supported. The calendar itself contains some stunning views from different areas of the parish and remarkably all photographs used were by local amateur photographers.There is certain to be a big demand for the calendar, which is available from any member of the committee, and is sure to be of great interest to those family members and friends living away from home, not to mention the many local families who will snap it up at a bargain price of just €5. The committee have expressed a huge gratitude to all those who made the project possible and have no doubt it will be a lasting tribute to all those babies buried down the years in Burt Cemetery.BURT INFANTS MEMORIAL TEAM CLOSES IN ON FUNDRAISING TARGET was last modified: November 11th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BURTInfant Memoriallast_img read more