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SNMG1, SNMCMG2 to Train in the Black Sea

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval SNMG1, SNMCMG2 to Train in the Black Sea View post tag: europe This weekend NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) have arrived in the Black Sea, to train and operate with ships from the Bulgarian, Romanian, United States, Greek and Turkish Navies.This training opportunity will begin with participation in the Bulgarian lead Exercise BREEZE 2015, an annual Maritime exercise, based on a Crisis Response Operation scenario, which aims to enhance interoperability through practice between the host nation, invited nations and NATO units. The exercise will also contribute to the reassurance of Black Sea nations by NATO.Sponsored by the Bulgarian Navy, this exercise will involve 23 surface vessels and a Turkish submarine. There are numerous air assets participating: organic rotary wing aircraft from naval units along with fixed wing aircraft from the Bulgarian Air Force.Led by Rear Admiral Silvestre Correia (PRT Navy), SNMG1 is currently composed by the Flagship NRP D. Francisco de Almeida (F 334), HNLMS Tromp (F 803) and ROS Regele Ferdinand (F 221). SNMCMG2 is led by Captain Ramazan Kesgin (TUR Navy) since last Thursday and the Group is currently composed by the flagship TCG BARBAROS, TCG ENEZ and ROS ALEXANDRU AXENTE. These NATO maritime forces possesses substantial sea-control, anti-submarine, anti-air warfare and mine-warfare capabilities.[mappress mapid=”16417″]Image: MARCOM View post tag: train Share this article View post tag: Black Seacenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today SNMG1, SNMCMG2 to Train in the Black Sea View post tag: News by topic Authorities July 7, 2015 View post tag: SNMG1 View post tag: SNMCMG2last_img read more

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NON-INVASIVE CARDIOLOGIST

first_imgJob no: 218791-FAWork type: Faculty-Full TimeDepartment: SMPH/MEDICINE/CARDIOLOGYLocation: MadisonCategories: Grant, Research, Contract Management, HealthCare, Medical, Social Services, Research, Scientific Position Summary: The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in the Department ofMedicine is seeking a physician-scientist Assistant or AssociateProfessor to develop an independent, extramurally funded researchprogram focused on mechanisms of cardiovascular disease anddevelopment of innovative cardiovascular therapeutics.The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profoundcommitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as avaluable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, westrongly encourage applications from candidates who foster andpromote the values of diversity and inclusion. Eligible for Wisconsin medical license.BC/BE Cardiovascular Medicine License or Certificate: Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusion Full Time: 100% Salary: Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO)required 75% of time will be protected for research efforts to establish anindependent, extramurally funded research program focused on basicmechanisms of cardiovascular diseases. Recruitment will includestart-up funding and research support individualized to thecandidate.25% of time will be dedicated to patient care in ambulatory andinpatient cardiovascular services UW Hospital and UW Healthclinics.The candidate will engage in related scholarly activities includingmentoring fellows, graduate students, residents, and medicalstudents.Faculty and staff of the School of Medicine and Public Health valueprofessionalism, patient-centeredness, compassion, respect,innovation, discovery, inclusion, diversity, teamwork, scholarshipand stewardship.The successful applicant will participate in administrative andcommittee work to support the clinical and scholarly missions of UWHealth and the School of Medicine and Public Health. An essentialpart of these duties will be working in a collegial relationshipwith other faculty members. Institutional Statement on Diversity: The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/ Degree and Area of Specialization: Department(s): Ongoing/Renewable Instructions to Applicants: Additional Information: Principal Duties: Hire will be subject to Caregiver and criminal background checkrequirements.center_img The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and TotalCompensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensationstructures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles oncurrent job postings may change in Spring 2020. Job duties andresponsibilities will remain the same. For more information pleasevisit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.Employment will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . JULY 01, 2020 Employment Class: A534225-MEDICAL SCHOOL/MEDICINE/CARDIOLOGY Appointment Type, Duration: ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR(C30NN) or ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(C40NN) Applications Open: Jan 15 2020 Central Standard TimeApplications Close: Contact: Kelly [email protected]ne.wisc.edu608-263-4856Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) Anticipated Begin Date: Work Type: NegotiableANNUAL (12 months) Faculty Job Number: Please click “” to upload your CV and letter of interest. You willalso be asked to provide contact information for three (3)references as part of your online application.The deadline for assuring full consideration is February 16, 2020,however positions will remain open and applications may beconsidered until the position is filled. 218791-FA Official Title: Must be an acknowledged academic physician with demonstratedexcellence in research, education and clinical care. Must possess arecord of scholarly achievements, outstanding leadership skills,professionalism and an ability to develop interdisciplinary,collaborative programs.Associate/Full Professor must meet criteria for rank per UW-Madisonguidelines.last_img read more

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PPE finalists suffer déjà vu amidst university error

first_imgFinalists sitting a Sociological Theory examination yesterday were “surprised” when they were presented with a paper nearly identical to the one sat the previous year, as a result of a “clerical error”. One student, who wished to remain anonymous, told Cherwell, “The paper was identical to that of last year, strangely enough with the exception of one question. I noticed this a few minutes into the exam and asked to speak to the examiner, who told me ‘I wouldn’t know’. A second year at Wadham told Cherwell, “This situation is entirely unfair, given that certain students may be put at an advantage over others because they have essentially seen the paper before. It also shows the examiners to be highly incompetent – I can’t believe they would be so lax.” The papers are identical except for the third question, which reads “Can social norms change over time?” in yesterday’s paper, compared with “To what extent do social norms serve a rational purpose?” which was asked last year. “20 minutes in I still felt uneasy with the situation so asked to speak to him again, at which point he said there had been a ‘clerical error’ but it had been decided we should just proceed. There was no public announcement made, so the other students weren’t told anything.” PPE Administrator, Wendy Wilkin, was unavailable for comment when contacted by Cherwell on Thursday night. OUSU Vice-President for Access & Academic Affairs, David Messling, told Cherwell, “In an examination system as huge and complex as Oxford’s, errors will crop up from time to time, but a major oversight of this kind should never occur – it undermines the examination and is unfair on students who have spent months working towards these papers. [mm-hide-text]%%IMG_ORIGINAL%%7612%%[/mm-hide-text]The two question papers are identical, with the exception of the third question.[mm-hide-text]%%IMG_ORIGINAL%%7615%%[/mm-hide-text] The student speaking to Cherwell continued, “My main feeling is one of surprise. The whole exam progress seems very meticulously organised so I don’t see how something like this would have slipped through. I’m also surprised more decisive action wasn’t taken during the exam, the confusion they left us in wasn’t exactly helpful. Other finalists noticed the similarities between the papers, with one commenting, “Didn’t think Finals was gonna get any more exciting.” One tutor reportedly called the situation a “serious error”, but reassured students that the exam board would “decide what to do”. “I have contacted my Senior Tutor who has assured me it will be looked into and I’m confident they will find out what happened and deal with it, although I’m not sure how they can ever mark this in a fair way, considering some would have practised these questions or even discussed them in revision classes.” “We trust that the University will investigate this issue and take steps to ensure it does not occur again. With the ever increasing technology available to examiners, it seems highly unlikely that a comparison of past and current papers cannot be built into the process.”last_img read more

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Human trials begin for Oxford COVID-19 vaccine

first_imgThis follows as Prof. Sarah Gilbert and her team announced they were “80% confident” the vaccine would be effective and therefore and therefore likely to head into mass manufacturing as early as September, contrasting the early consensus among experts that the vaccine could take between 12 to 18 months to develop. As the first patients, Dr. Elisa Granato and Edward O’Neill were vaccinated with Oxford’s ChAdOx1 nCoV-19. Results from the animal trials on rhesus macaque monkeys were revealed to have been successful by the National Institutes of Health’s Rocky Mountain Laboratory.  Oxford research team have raised concerns about difficulties the lockdown will place on the conducting of the clinical trials, as it limits the conditions the immunity is tested in. If the trials in the UK are successful, the team have suggested partnering with the Kenya Medical Research Institute to begin trials in Kenya as they are earlier in the curve of the pandemic. This has however been met by some opposition in Kenya.  This week, The Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer producing 1.5 billion doses a year, has partnered with Oxford to start production of their vaccine before the completion of clinical trials.   “It is essential that we all measure immunological responses to the various vaccines in the same way, to ensure comparability and generalisability of our collective findings. Work is continuing at a very fast pace, and I am in no doubt that we will see an unprecedented spirit of collaboration and cooperation, convened by WHO, as we move towards a shared global goal of COVID-19 prevention through vaccination.” Professor Gilbert emphasises the need for international collaboration in vaccine research. She told The Lancet: “the WHO is in the process of creating a forum for everyone who is developing COVID-19 vaccines to come together and present their plans and initial findings. Adrian Hill stated: “We have started at risk manufacturing of this vaccine not just on a smallish scale … but with a network of manufacturers in as many as seven different places around the world.” Since beginning work on a vaccine against the novel coronavirus in early January, Prof. Sarah Gilbert’s team have begun clinical trials on humans this week. They plan to finish clinical trials and begin manufacturing by autumn. Six monkeys were vaccinated and exposed to high quantities of the virus. Whereas non-vaccinated monkeys became infected, those vaccinated proved to be immune. The rhesus macaque monkeys are the animals most similar to humans.  Sarah Gilbert’s co-researcher, Prof. Adrian Hill emphasised that “the aim is to have at least a million doses by around about September”, though he raised concerns about difficulties in the mass production of the vaccine, accounting for the over 3 million cases recorded worldwide. He stated: “manufacturing is one of the biggest challenges if this vaccine works.”  Image attribution: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Grays_Institute_001_(Print_Quality_Version(Large))_(crctprod_009852_Revision-1)(1).jpglast_img read more

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Have Local Democratic Organs in Guyana truly empowered the people?

first_imgDear Editor,Have Local Democratic Organs in Guyana truly empowered the people? Have Local Government Elections truly returned democracy to Guyana? These and other questions keep on regurgitating in the minds of the masses as we near another round of Local Government Elections on November 12th.In an article in the state newspaper dated July 29th, 2018 and captioned, ‘Empowering people through Local Government Elections’, it is stated thus, “Ensuring that democracy is maintained is paramount to ensuring that a country is run in the best interest of all its peoples, ensuring that all citizens have equal access to the nation’s resources and services offered by the State”. It went further to state that the quest for the ‘good life’ is at the foundation of the current Administration’s mandate.Are citizens really having “equal access to the nation’s resources”? This is so far from the truth! The Kilcoy/Hampshire Local Authority Area which was won by the PPP/C by an overwhelming majority in the last LGE has been assigned a mini-excavator to dig and maintain the drainage system in the NDC; but, a few months ago, this machine was taken to Georgetown under the pretext of its needing repairs. It is still to be returned, while the drains in the NDC are clogged. This is a clear case wherein the NDC is supposed to look inefficient and incompetent in the eyes of the residents. Fortunately, the rains are not here! On the other hand, the Fyrish NDC, which is next door, has been the recipient of a spanking new long-boom excavator to maintain and improve its drainage system, compliments of the President. This is the trend throughout Region 6.This Government feels that once Local Government Elections are held on a timely basis — that is, every 3 years — then that is the “democracy” and “empowerment” which citizens in every community need to propel social and economic development.Of course, all elections are about democracy, once they are deemed to be free and fair; but empowerment can only be realised when resources are sufficiently available to carry out the functions of these NDCs and municipalities. These functions are: to provide efficient services for the residents, as stated in the laws. These services include sanitation, garbage disposal, road/dam maintenance, market facilities, burial grounds, abattoirs, drainage, etc. This is in addition to maintaining and protecting public property and levying and collecting rates and taxes.How can these NDCs and municipalities function effectively without adequate resources? There can be no empowerment without sufficient resources. This Government is all about empty rhetoric!If one looks at the finance which is garnered from rates and taxes and the meagre subvention given by Central Government, one would realise that the total finance is wholly inadequate. This is compounded by the fact that proposals made by the NDCs and municipalities are badly trimmed when included in the Regional Budget. Many of the proposed projects are ‘scissored,’ leaving the few selected ones at the mercy of the Central Government. These LGOs should be able to represent themselves at the Central Government level, and this is where the Local Government Commission comes in to play.The Local Government Commission is given a varied task in terms of policies’ implementation and making recommendations, and the same with any legislation. The LGC is also tasked with examining and proposing ways to enhance the capacity of the Local Democratic Organs (LDOs). This is an area which the LGC should seriously contemplate.In terms of capacity building, we are told that the gerrymandering of the boundaries of some NDCs was to enhance these LDOs’ capacity. However, this is far from the reality. Even though the Minister can change the boundaries of these NDCs, the LGC, the Opposition and the residents should have been consulted in this “capacity enhancing” process. But the intention is not “capacity building”.On June 8th, Mr Bulkan published two orders which amended 14 Local Government Areas, removing a total of sixteen constituencies and activating nine LGAs, including the township of Mahdia. In so doing, he has incapacitated the PPP/C by 32 seats at the upcoming LGE, thus effectively closing the margin of defeat which the APNU/AFC suffered at the last Local Government Elections at the hands of the PPP/C. Is this the local democracy which this Government is boasting about? Is this how “the country is run in the best interest of all its people”?Further, the Minister accused the PPP of being more concerned with concentrating power in the hands of its appointed Minister of Local and Regional Development, but now we are seeing that the actions of Minister Bulkan were nothing short of that of a dictator! Is this how this Granger Administration is committed to “promoting democratic renewal and community development”?The recent electoral frauds perpetrated by APNU and AFC, ably assisted by GECOM, would also suggest that this Government is more concerned about “dictatorial renewal”, not “democratic renewal”.Moreover, Article 71(1) was seriously breached by Mr Bulkan, since the involvement of the people in the task of managing and developing their communities has been seriously invalidated, and the functioning of the LGC has been compromised. This Government’s penchant for breaching our Constitution, the supreme law of the land, has now become a daily pastime.Unfortunately, the quest for the “good life” still remains a quest!Yours sincerely,Haseef YusufRDC Councillor, Region 6last_img read more

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Woman shot as Police chase bandit

first_imgA woman was admitted to the Accident and Emergency Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital on Tuesday afternoon after she was accidentally shot in the back.Shot: Jean RodriguesThe injured woman, who has been identified as Jean Rodrigues, of Crane Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara, is said to be in her fifties.According to reports reaching Guyana Times, Rodrigues, along with her husband, Anthony Persaud, their three children and grandchild were all headed to a wake in Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD) around 17:30h when the incident occurred.The family was in the vicinity of the Timehri bus park when they heard screams coming from a Police Officer. When they looked up, they saw the Officer (name given) in pursuit of a man.In an attempt to catch the man, the Officer discharged a round, which allegedly hit the woman. “We were all standing and this man run past us and then the Policeman that was chasing him fire off shots and miss the man, but hit my wife,” Persaud said as he recounted what happened. The distraught man relayed that his grandson was in the spot where his wife was shot, just a few seconds before.Rodrigues was picked up and rushed to the hospital’s emergency room by the Policeman.There are reports that the Police Officer told the family that he did not shoot the mother of 10, but rather it was the bandit he was pursuing.However, the family members said they saw what had occurred and claimed that the Officer was trying to “cover up the matter”.The family said that since Rodrigues was taken to the hospital around 17:30h, they have been unable to see her or to get an update on her condition.The matter was reported to the Police Outpost at the hospital. The Officer has been placed under arrest, and an investigation has been launched to ascertain what transpired.last_img read more

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Fort St. John to be well represented in national bodybuilding competition

first_imgMeanwhile, Shayleen Clausen says the chance to compete at the provincial and national level is a rare opportunity.“[It’s) incredible, once in a lifetime experience,” she says. “I was terrified, every time you get on stage, that morning show you are so scared and never know what will happen.”Her motivation for having a high level of fitness stems from her desire to be in shape after starting a family.“My first thought was I had a baby, and I wanted to be in a bikini within a year of having a baby, and eight months later I did my first show,” she explains. “I placed terrible, I got tenth out of eleven, and I just kept training on from there.”Advertisement Conway says that the experience at provincials was thrilling, and that she wasn’t expecting to finish in first place.“It was exciting, and a much bigger show than Fort St. John’s,” she says. “In all honesty, I was shocked. I really, really was shocked. I would have been happy to finish top five. I never, ever thought I would get first place, and then I got first place overall.”Going to nationals in your first year of training is a rarity. To compete at a high level is something that is very demanding, as Conway can attest to, waking up early every morning to begin her workouts.- Advertisement -“I wake up at 4:30 every morning, I’m here at five, or ten to five, 60 minutes on the elliptical, go home and have my protein pancake,” she explains. “You’re following a strict diet, you’re eating every two and a half hours, mainly consisting of chicken and broccoli, and egg whites, then I’m back here in the early evening for another hour of cardio and weight training every other day.Family support is something that’s been huge for Conway, and she says her family have been very supportive and understanding of her efforts.“My husband will send me motivational texts throughout the day, my kids have been wicked,” she says. “I feel bad for my family because after the Fort St. John show, I thought this would be over. I never in my mind thought I’d get to the provincials, win that, and now I’m headed to that nationals. I’ve had no life, my kids haven’t had a life. There’s no camping, no barbecues, but they’re good, they’re awesome.”Advertisement Taking part in competitions was never part of the plan for Clausen, however a serious injury forced her to find a new hobby.“I played hockey for 18 years, I was kind of a tomboy growing up,” Clausen says. “I broke my back about a month after I had my daughter, and wasn’t allowed to play hockey anymore, so this is where the doctor pointed me, he said go into weight training.”Clausen also wanted to give her thanks to Sandra McLean of Jiffy Lube for her sponsorship, as well as her trainer for their support.last_img read more

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Inconnu swimmers take top aggregate trophies in Prince George Invitational

first_imgPRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Thirteen members of the Inconnu Swim Team competed at the Prince George Medical Invitational the other weekend, competing against swimmers from across Northern BC.For a few of Inconnu’s swimmers, this was one of their first-ever swim meets. Matthew Amler, Sofie Pedersen, Viggo Pedersen, Rylan Pomeroy, and Nate Rogers are all U10 swimmers.Inconnu Assistant Coach Steve Sadownik said that overall, the experience was positive.- Advertisement -“For these young swimmers it was an opportunity to come and race in a beautiful facility with great conditions against swimmers of a high calibre,” said Sadownik. The 50 metre pool in Prince George can be separated into two 25 metre racing venues, this allowed for the meet to accommodate the 400 plus swimmers without a problem. As well, the lanes in PG are the proper regulated width which makes for fast swimming. These are things the younger swimmers have not seen before if they have only swam at our pool in Fort St John. Overall the swimmers appreciate the opportunity to come and race in such a nice facility… It makes for an enjoyable experience.”Veteran swimmers Owen Lang and Alex Hedges led the Inconnu at the senior end of the team. Lang and Hedges each took home the overall aggregate trophy for scoring in their respective age groups. To top the weekend off, Hedges took home the eliminator swim-off prize as the top female Individual Medley swimmer. Teammate Brittany Welsh placed second, and Jayden Forster finished fifth.The Inconnu will next be in action in their home swim meet at the North Peace Leisure Pool December 2nd – 4th.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Barcelona fight back to win Spanish Supercup

first_img0Shares0000Wall game: Lionel Messi tries for goal from a free-kick © AFPTANGIERS, Morocco, Aug 13 – Barcelona battled back to defeat Sevilla 2-1 and win the Spanish Supercup on Sunday with French World Cup winner Ousmane Dembele hitting a sensational winner to help give Lionel Messi a winning start as captain.It was Barcelona’s 13th Supercup and sixth in the last nine seasons. However, Sevilla squandered a golden chance to send the match into extra-time when Wissam Ben Yedder missed a last-minute penalty.Pablo Sarabia gave Sevilla the lead after just nine minutes on a counter-attack.Gerard Pique, who announced his international retirement with Spain on Saturday, levelled three minutes before the interval for Barcelona after he was fastest to respond to a loose ball following a Messi free-kick.That set the stage for French star Dembele to take the headlines with a 78th minute screamer from 25 yards and again Messi played a crucial role with the key pass.There was still time for late drama when Barca goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen brought down Aleix Vidal in the area as the Sevilla youngster closed in on an equaliser.But Ben Yedder hit a weak penalty which was easily saved by Ter Stegen.The match had endured a controversial build-up when Sevilla threatened to file a complaint against Barcelona if the La Liga champions fielded more than three non-EU players.The Spanish football federation (RFEF) said on Saturday that there would be no restrictions on players from outside the EU for the Supercup, despite only three being allowed in squads for league matches.Sevilla said they could file a complaint if Barca name an “improper lineup” in Tangier.New signings Malcom, Arturo Vidal and Arthur were expected to be Barca’s three non-EU players on Sunday, although Brazilian centre-back Marlon also travelled with the squad.In the end, 21-year-old winger Malcom, signed from Bordeaux in the summer, was left out of the match day line-up.Philippe Coutinho has reportedly acquired a Portuguese passport through his wife in the last week, while his fellow South Americans Messi and Luis Suarez are already EU citizens.Sevilla qualified for Sunday’s match as last season’s Copa del Rey runners-up, after Barcelona won the league and cup double.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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DONEGAL CIVIL DEFENCE VOLUNTEERS HONOURED WITH LONG SERVICE MEDALS

first_imgPictured from the back row, L-R, Mr. Joe Breslin, Mountcharles (30yrs), Mr. James Dolan, Stranorlar (40yrs), Ms. Anne Marie Monagle, Glengad (30yrs), Mr. Hugo Boyle, Carrigart (30yrs), Mr. Denis Gallagher, Burt (30yrs), Mr. John Quinn, Ballybofey (30yrs), Mr. Brian Spain, Director for Civil Defence, Dept of Defence, Mr. Bill Smith, Director General, Civil Defence, RoscreaFront Row, Ms. Rose Mc Namee, Letterkenny (40yrs), Ms. Jackie Mc Crudden, Burt (30yrs) Mr. Paul Kehoe, The Minister for State at the Department of Defence, TD, Ms Edel Flynn, Ballybofey, Civil Defence Officer (30yrs), Ms. Ita Wilkie, Letterkenny.The Minister of State at the Department of Defence, Paul Kehoe, has presented 10 volunteers from Donegal with long service medals in recognition of their service to Donegal Civil Defence at an awards ceremony in Dublin Castle. The medals were presented in recognition of 30, 40 and 50 years service in Civil Defence.The Donegal volunteers were among almost 300 Civil Defence Volunteers from across Ireland to be honoured with long service medals. Donegal recipients included Mr. Joe Breslin, Mountcharles, (30yrs), Mr. James Dolan, Stranorlar, (40yrs), Ms. Anne Marie Monagle, Glengad, (30yrs), Mr. Hugo Boyle, Carrigart, (30yrs), Mr. Denis Gallagher, Burt, (30Yrs) ,Mr. John Quinn, Ballybofey, (30yrs), Ms. Rose Mc Namee, Letterkenny, (40yrs), Ms. Jackie Mc Crudden, Burt, (30yrs) Ms. Ita Wilkie, Letterkenny, (30yrs) and Ms Edel Flynn, Ballybofey, Civil Defence Officer (30yrs).These medals have been awarded to honour decades of voluntary service given by these individuals to their communities. Both serving and retired members of Civil Defence with the appropriate service are eligible for these medals.At the ceremony, Minister of State Paul Kehoe TD said he was delighted to honour so many people who have given 30, 40 and even 50 years of service to Civil Defence and to their local community.“The modern, professionally trained and equipped organisation that Civil Defence is today would not have been recognisable when our medal recipients first joined up. Civil Defence has never been afraid to change and has continued to thrive with the major transformations that have taken place down through the years. That success is very much to the credit of everybody assembled here today and long may it continue. For its part this Government will continue to ensure that Civil Defence has all of the necessary supports to ensure that it does.’ Speaking following the ceremony, Cllr. John Campbell, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council also congratulated the volunteers on receiving these long service awards.“The contribution that each and every one of these volunteers makes to their community and to their county is outstanding. They truly epitomise what volunteering is all about and I am delighted that their dedication and commitment to keeping their communities safe has been acknowledged with these long service awards”. DONEGAL CIVIL DEFENCE VOLUNTEERS HONOURED WITH LONG SERVICE MEDALS was last modified: November 26th, 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:Civil Defencedonegallong service awardslast_img read more

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