Longtime trainer Roach ‘hurt’ by Pacquiao snub after split

first_imgJo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Roach was an ever-present in Pacquiao’s corner during his rise to the pinnacle of his sport, helping mould the fighter into one of the best boxers in history.READ: Matthysse raring to face ‘legend, monster’ PacquiaoPacquiao is to fight Matthyse for the Argentine’s WBA welterweight belt in Kuala Lumpur on July 15.Pacquiao has not fought in the ring since being defeated on points by Australia’s Jeff Horn in Brisbane in July, a loss that cost the Filipino star his WBO crown.Matthysse, who has 39 wins including 36 by knockout against four defeats, won the vacant WBA belt after beating Thailand’s Teerachai Sithmorseng in January.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Roach said he wished Pacquiao well for the future but admitted he had been “hurt” after learning of the Filipino’s decision to axe him indirectly.READ: Pacquiao picks best friend over Roach FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Manny and I had a great run for 15 years — longer than most marriages and certainly a rarity for boxing,” Roach said. “I wouldn’t trade any of it. Inside the boxing ring and the political ring, I wish Manny nothing but the best.“I would be lying if I didn’t say I wasn’t hurt that he didn’t contact me personally about his decision, but the great times we enjoyed together far outweigh that.” 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 Boxer Manny Pacquiao (L) and coach Freddie Roach. TRISTAN TAMAYO/INQUIRER.netFilipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao has split with long-time trainer Freddie Roach, the veteran ring guru confirmed on Friday.In a brief statement, Roach said his 15-year association with former world champion Pacquiao had been terminated ahead of the 39-year-old fighter’s upcoming world title fight with Lucas Matthyse.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Butler impact on Wolves starts with leadership, toughness View comments P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READlast_img read more

PVL men’s: Air Force soars to No. 3 in semis

first_imgTaal victims get help from Kalayaan town The Power Hitters dropped to 2-1 and will play against top-seeded Cignal in the other semifinal matchup.Tied at 23 in the fourth set, Air force sealed the win with two straight points, capped by a block from team captain Jeffrey Malabanan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I told the players in the fourth set to relax because they’re so excited to finish the game that they’re committing errors. We just need to go focus on our endgame,” said Air Force head coach Hovyl Verayo in Filipino.The Jet Spikers uncorked an 8-2 blitz late in the third set for a 2-1 advantage. Sources: Thunder’s Anthony to opt in, take $28 million Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Air Force’s towering net defense yielded 12 blocks compared to PLDT’s four.Bryan Bagunas led all scorers with 26 points while Alnakran Abdilla chalked up 15 markers.John Vic de Guzman paced the Power Hitters with 24 points. Ivan Ruiz L. SuingADVERTISEMENT 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Philippine Air Force completed a quarterfinal sweep of the Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference on Saturday after defeating PLDT Home Fibr, 25-21, 24-26, 25-18, 25-23, at Filoil Flying V Centre.With an immaculate 3-0 win-loss card in the quarterfinals, the Jet Spikers took the third seed and earned the right to face second-seed Vice Co. in the men’s  semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Surging Ginebra eases past Alaska

first_imgView comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES “I was surprised by what happened in the first half. I don’t know what we’re doing that’s making us play as well as we are,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone.“We’re playing really well. Our defense has really, really stepped up. I thought that we did a lot of things really well that disrupted what they do.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownJustin Brownlee set the tone for Ginebra, scoring 17 of his game-high 28 points in the first half. He also had nine rebounds and eight assists through three quarters.The Kings rolled to their fourth consecutive victory and climbed to a share with the GlobalPort Batang Pier in sixth place at 5-5. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Gilas Pilipinas leaves for Taipei Monday to begin 3rd window Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trialcenter_img Alaska opened the third quarter with a 10-1 run but Ginebra quickly stopped the bleeding behind Brownlee and the steady quarterbacking of LA Tenorio.Vic Manuel continued his steak of 20-point games after scoring 20 points for the Aces (7-3). Manuel has now scored at least 20 points for the ninth straight game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees 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 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra got off to a blistering start and never letup to torch Alaska, 105-86, and stretch its winning streak in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Gin Kings took a 30-16 lead in the first 12 minutes of the game before extending it to as high as 33 points, 85-52, late in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Player of the Week: Baser Amer continues clutch heroics for Meralco

first_imgGov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Down the stretch has been “Hammer Time” with Amer no stranger to thriving in the endgame.The heady point guard was clutch again in lifting Meralco over No. 2 Phoenix, 108-103, in overtime in a knockout duel on Friday, burying back-to-back triples in overtime that put the Fuel Masters away and propelled the seventh-seeded Bolts into the semifinals.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 ChrissThe 26-year-old Amer finished with 26 points two nights after having an all-around game of 14 points, four rebounds and six assists in a 90-74 rout of Phoenix that forced the rubber match.The former San Beda star sustained his form in the semifinals after putting up 14 points, four rebounds, three assists and one steal to help Meralco beat No. 3 Alaska, 97-92, in Game 1 of a best-of-five on Sunday in Antipolo. Allen Durham has been a given and others have stepped up during Meralco’s hot streak but no local has played a bigger role in the Bolts’ last three games than Baser Amer.ADVERTISEMENT 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 LATEST STORIES Kings hold on to end 14-game losing streak to Spurs MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Amer, who earned the Cignal-PBA Press Corps Player of the Week citation, averaged 18 points, 4.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 1.6 steals the past week.He edged teammate Chris Newsome, Magnolia’s Paul Lee, Barangay Ginebra’s Japeth Aguilar and Alaska’s Vic Manuel for the weekly award.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

“Women have no place in prisons” – GHRA

first_imgThe Guyana Human Right Association (GHRA) is of the view that women should not be placed in the prison system but should be sent to some sort of “half-way house” to be rehabilitated instead.In a statement on Friday, the association welcomes and lauds the intention of President David Granger to pardon non-violent female prisoners, highlighting the injustice that incarceration imposes on women in ways that do not apply to men.“Women, for the most part, have no place in prison. Some 90 per cent of women are in prison for three offences: petty theft, drug trafficking and murder – all related to disordered relationships with men.  Female drug traffickers carry the can – so to speak – for the male king-pins, or are charged jointly with men for drugs found in homes; they steal to maintain children neglected by child-fathers and kill in retaliating against men who are persistently violent,” the release stated.According to the GHRA, none of these women poses a danger to society, which is the fundamental reason for incarceration. In fact society does not fear women in general, at least not in the sense of being a threat to life or property. The Association noted that even women who have committed violent crimes are not viewed with the dread that male perpetrators can inspire.Reference was made to a recent Australian study from the Centre for Evidence-based Sentencing: “Women almost never scare us; commit random acts of serious violence; violate our sexual integrity; or form organised crime networks and yet their prison numbers are now the highest in recorded history.”GHRA added that the study also outlined that a high percentage of women in prison suffered from sexual and violent abuse in their childhood. This, the release detailed, when added to the other factors highlighted earlier for which most women are incarcerated, prison as a response to women in trouble with the law is simply a reflection of an area in which gender inequality remains undisturbed.In fact, the study notes: “Nearly every incarcerated woman is the victim of a perverse and lazy policy disfigurement that fails to acknowledge the marked difference between female and male offenders.”The human rights organisation went on to stress that incarcerating women is a harsher penalty than for men: “Put men in prison (in humane conditions) and provide them with cigarettes (and – it would seem – access to Facebook) and they just do the time. Women in prison are pre-occupied by what is happening to their children, their homes and their partners – all of which can be dispersed and disappear by the time they leave prison,” the release said.Furthermore, GHRA related that reports from other societies show women in prison experience much higher rates of sexual violence than men and from men, stating that while no reports of such acts have been received from the New Amsterdam prison, the higher the numbers grow the more exposed inmates become.“The GHRA has for many years held the position that rather than prison, the overwhelming number of women found guilty of crimes requires a place safe from the men who are complicating their lives.  A half-way house approach is needed where women can undergo forms of rehabilitation to restore self-esteem and learn problem-solving techniques – problems being a major cause of why they got into trouble in the first place,” the human rights organisation posited.Since Guyana needs radical solutions to address rising levels of criminality, the association believes that starting a programme along the lines being suggested with women would not generate hostility to the extent it would with men. The release added that such alternatives to imprisonment successfully tested with women could in fact be extended to men in a reverse of the thinking which saw women being incarcerated in the first place.On a different aspect, the GHRA noted that in light of prison overcrowding, Presidential pardons on a more regular basis would be a welcomed development, particularly given judicial and magisterial sloth with respect to remand prisoners and the ponderous procedures of the Parole Board.last_img read more

CBL Governor Wants Liberian Owned Businesses Empowered

first_imgThe Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), Milton A. Weeks, yesterday visited the headquarters of the Concerned Liberian International Business Organization (COLINBO) and assured members of the grassroots business organization of the Bank’s commitment to the development of Liberian owned businesses. Governor Weeks said his visit to COLINBO’s head office on Water Street on Monday is an acquaintance visit intended to build a stronger relationship with its leadership and members.COLINBO is a grassroots business organization with 100 percent Liberian membership having chapters across the country. “I thank and appreciate COLINBO for receiving me at their head offices,” said Governor Weeks. “I have observed them for many years and I appreciate their efforts and contribution to the economy.”The CBL boss reaffirmed his commitment to the development of Liberian own businesses and urged the leadership of COLINBO to come up with specific plans of what they want, including their challenges.“We are currently reviewing some of the policies aimed at supporting Liberian-owned businesses; and by doing so, the CBL as the monetary arm of the government will be working with the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP), which is the fiscal arm of the government, to achieve our overarching goals of developing and supporting a vibrant domestic private sector driven by Liberian-owned businesses,” said Governor Weeks.He also called for more dialogue between the COLINBO and CBL officials in order for the Bank to fully acquaint itself with some of its challenges for possible assistance, if need be.“We at the CBL are fully aware of the need to support Liberian-owned businesses because we know that income generated by these businesses remains right in the country,” Governor Weeks stated.Speaking earlier, COLINBO’s spokesman W. Ohato James welcomed Governor Weeks to the head office and appealed to the CBL boss for support in the areas of easy access to finance and capacity building, mainly human resource development. Mr. James also appealed to the CBL boss to admit COLINBO into the CBL’s auction scheme, adding that a good number of COLINBO’s members have lost their businesses due to the lack of affordable foreign exchange to import goods. “COLINBO is losing huge number of its members from the business arena because we don’t have access to the CBL foreign exchange auction program at the moment. We are appealing to you to please admit COLINBO because the exchange rate outside the CBL auction is about L$94.00 to US$1.00, which is a high-price for our people,” James noted. Also speaking, COLINBO’s vice president Mr. Freeman S. Yattoh urged Governor Weeks to help COLINBO move to another level.“We are interested in producing and selling our own goods; and this is why we need you to help us grow to the level of investing in the manufacturing sector,” said Mr. Yattoh.In his response to the foreign exchange auction issue raised by the COLINBO officials, Governor Weeks promised to ensure that COLINBO is admitted into the CBL auction program. He, however, informed the business organization of the reduction in the country’s foreign exchange earnings due largely to the slowdown in the country’s export earnings. “We will find a way out, but the prices of Liberia’s chief export commodities iron ore and rubbers have dwindled on the world market,” he added. For his part, COLINBO’s President, Mr. Fumba Trawally, thanked Governor Weeks for the acquaintance visit and assured the CBL boss of his organization’s preparedness to contribute meaningfully to the growth and development of the Liberian economy through business.“We appreciate you wholeheartedly for coming, and that your presence here under the rain this morning has given us further encouragement to collaborate and work with your administration to help develop Liberian own businesses. As you have already heard, COLINBO is a grassroots business organization that has its membership drawn from the lowest segment of the economy. So we are looking forward to the CBL support in the areas of access to finance and capacity building, among others,” said Mr. Trawally. The COLINBO president is also the CEO of the National Toiletries of Liberia and a number of other businesses, including the Kumba Bendu Stores.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Agriculture Is an Opportunity to Stabilize Liberia’s Economy’

first_imgDr. Roland Massaquoi wants farmers empowered to make country economy stable.-Dr. Roland Massaquoi assertsA Board Member of Agriculture Investment Network (AIN) Dr. Roland Massaquoi, described agriculture as the only opportunity that would make farmers rich and stabilize the country’s economy. As such, he stressed the need to encourage smallholder farmers to remain effective in food production.Speaking over the weekend at the second celebration of the Agriculture Value Chain Day event organized by the Liberia Agribusiness Development Activity (LADA) and its Partner, Business Startup Center (BSC), through AIN, Dr. Massaquoi said it is important to create an enabling environment for potential farmers, thereby putting in place agriculture policies that will guide farmers along the way, so that Liberia, as a country, will be self-sufficient in food production.“If this is done, farmers will not just produce any kind of food, but the ones that are qualified,” he said.The program was held at the Paynesville City Hall under the theme, “Promoting Private Investment for Agricultural Value Chain Development and Sustainability.”  It brought together value chain actors to showcase their products and services, establish business relationships with potential investors in agribusiness and encourage knowledge exchange.LADA Acting Chief of Party Harris Ayuk-Takor informed the farmers that the event took into consideration the valuable role they have played in increasing private sector’s investment  in the country’s agricultural sector.The event brought together 26 exhibitors from Nimba, Bong, and Montserrado counties to exhibit their products from their rice, cassava, aquaculture, vegetable, and cocoa value chains as well as locally fabricated agro-equipment.Mr. Takor said agriculture plays a major role in the growth and development of every nation; therefore, it is important during such programs to hear from smallholder farmers regarding major threat, encouraging them to overcome those challenges.Founded by USAID (United States Agency for International Development) under the United States Feed the Future (FTF) program, LADA is being implemented by Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA).FTF and LADA have expanded access and use of agriculture inputs as well as post-harvest handling, processing, packaging, and marketing.William R. Dennis, II, Executive Director of BSC Monrovia, said over the past two years BSC and other partners have been able to work with agribusinesses. As such, it is important to call upon them to pitch their business ideas to investors and potential partners who he said may see their ideas and express interest in working with them in the sector.Dennis said BSC and other partners want to do more, but it requires collective effort.  BSC-Monrovia Is a locally registered business development firm operating in Liberia, initially established as a collaboration between the Association of Liberian Universities (ALU). The BSC Monrovia organizes activities and services to support entrepreneurship, job creation and poverty alleviation in the country.However, John G. Selma smallholder farmers from Lofa County, said there are numerous challenges that hinder their production. He named the lack of machines and other farm equipment to increase productivity, storage facility, among others. He therefore pleads with partners during the program to help smallholders farmers, most especially those in the rural parts of the country, to be able to graduate from subsistence farming, if Liberia must be self-sufficient in food production.Edward Galayi, a cocoa farmer, further said that the lack of access to loans for farmers in the rural parts of the country has been one of the major challenges that impede the smooth operation of farming; he also called on the Ministry of Agriculture (MIA) and other partners to promote farmers in the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DONEGAL DARKNESS INTO LIGHT TO BE LAUNCHED NEXT MONDAY

first_imgJoan Freeman, founder of of suicide and self-harm crisis centre Pieta House, will launch Darkness into Light 2015 with Electric Ireland in The Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town on Monday, March 30th at 8pm.Taking place on Saturday, 9th of May, Darkness Into Light is a unique, early morning fundraising event which begins in darkness at 4.15am as thousands of people walk or run a 5km route while dawn is breaking.This year, Darkness Into Light will take place in 80 locations in Ireland and abroad including in England, Scotland, Canada, the US and Australia. The event will take place this year in 3 venues in Donegal including Donegal Town, Letterkenny and Maghery-Rosses.Registration and route information for Darkness Into Light is available now at dil.pieta.ie and all are welcome to attend the launch in Donegal Town.DONEGAL DARKNESS INTO LIGHT TO BE LAUNCHED NEXT MONDAY was last modified: March 24th, 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:Darkness into LightdonegalSUICIDElast_img read more

ARDARA BAND COME SECOND IN INTERNATIONAL SONG CONTEST

first_imgDonegal Band Citizen Skin have been pipped at the post to win an international online song contest.The band, whose members come from Ardara, are based in Germany.Following the decision of Bob Geldof and a panel of judges in the semi-final, Citizen Skin made it into the final of the international YouBloom song contest. The band were in the lead for a long time only to come a very commendable second with their song ‘Misery’.Mary Kennedy, proud mum of band member John Kennedy, said she wanted to thank the people of Ardara and Donegal for voting for the band.“The lads did really well and almost won it but came a very close second. They received great support from home and especially in Ardara and they want to thank everyone who voted for them,” said Mary.Ends ARDARA BAND COME SECOND IN INTERNATIONAL SONG CONTEST was last modified: May 8th, 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) Tags:ArdaraCitizen Skinlast_img read more

COUNCIL WANTS THE DONEGAL PUBLIC BOOKED OUT!

first_imgRead all about it – Donegal County Council are getting people to read from the same book!The local authority is working with Libraries NI, Scottish libraries in Argyll-Bute, and the Irish Cultural Centre in Boston, MA to engage both local people and the diaspora in the One Book One Community reading initiative.The featured book is ‘The Chronicles of Iona: Exile’ by Paula de Fougerolles, book 1 in a series of 7 titles. The 3rd book in the series is largely set in Donegal. The initiative was launched in Boston during the Golden Bridges conference in October and has generated great interest amongst not only the Donegal diaspora in Boston but also amongst readers with an interest in the history of Ireland, Scotland, the church and the Dark Ages.The One Book One Community project aims to engage the diaspora in a literature project connected to Donegal and to foster a sense of community and connection to Donegal.Plans are well underway to launch this initiative and Eileen Burgess, Cultural Services Divisional Manager with Donegal County Council stated that “to allow full engagement by all who read the book, regardless of location, an online discussion board is at an advanced stage of development and will be accessible through the Donegal County Library website.“This will complement the author’s existing social media platforms. We hope to create a community of readers from across the globe who will enjoy coming together in book discussion groups including online discussion groups and at special events to explore the themes, characters and history of Ireland”. She added “other titles with similar themes will also be included so that the reading experience can be further enhanced and this will include engaging with children through age-appropriate books and activities”.A series of related programmes is also being developed, and these programmes will complement the celebration of Colmcille which will take place in June 2013 in Scotland with commemorative events including re-enactments, drama, music, and history trails.The Derry ~ Londonderry 2013 City of Culture celebrations will also feature Colmcille in June events including pageantry, procession and spectacle.Speaking following the launch in Boston, Míchéal O h’Éanaigh, Director of Community, Culture and Planning with Donegal County Council said that “the concept of a transnational One Book One Community initiative was inspired by Donegal’s many global connections and in particularly by the many special events that are planned this year including the Gathering 2013 and the City of Culture in Derry ~ Londonderry. There is no better time to join together in celebrating literature, arts and culture relating to Ireland and in particular, Donegal”.Updates on the One Book One Community initiative will be available on www.donegallibrary.ie as the project evolves. COUNCIL WANTS THE DONEGAL PUBLIC BOOKED OUT! was last modified: January 10th, 2013 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