By Michele J. KuhnFAIR HAVEN – It’s courage and inspiration that Maureen Bay sees when she looks at the faces and into the eyes of women – and men – who have survived breast cancer.“It’s courageous to show your face,” said Bay, the owner of Gem of an Idea at 740 River Road. “I have had women come in here, even some who have just had a double mastectomy, and they have such a great attitude… They are upbeat and amazing.“In my opinion, every woman who has gone through breast cancer treatment is indeed beautiful in her own way,” Bay said. “She emerges from treatment stronger, more hopeful, more determined, more loving, more graceful, more compassionate… all of which can be depicted in her eyes and in her smile.”Bay has assembled a collection of 30 photos of survivors to showcase those qualities. She is using them for a window display at her jewelry store in celebration of “Pink Haven,” part of Riverview Medical Center’s sixth Annual Paint the Town Pink breast cancer awareness campaign.“It is a tribute to women who have been through and survived the experience of breast cancer,” she said.The Paint the Town Pink event merges a breast cancer prevention, detection and treatment campaign with a fundraising component. Donations to the Pink Fund will provide free screenings at the Women’s Center at Riverview for uninsured and underserved women in the community.The campaign is a collaboration of Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, and surrounding communities. This year eight towns are participating: Red Bank (Pink Bank), Little Silver (Little Pink), Rumson (Pinkson), Holmdel (Pinkdel), Atlantic Highlands (Atlantic Pinklands), Monmouth Beach (Pink Beach), Shrewsbury (Pinkbury) and Fair Haven (Pink Haven).The photos Bay has gathered show women at various stages of life. Some photographs were professionally taken, others were snapshots taken by family or friends.Among the glossy prints hanging in the shop is one of a woman with her toddler grandchild. Others show a woman smiling as she stands next to her physician and two sisters who have survived breast cancer. A banner proclaiming “Pink Haven, creating the beautiful faces of survival” is part of the display.Bay has been sending emails to friends and clients looking for photos of survivors. Those people in turn have been sending messages to their friends and family. That networking resulted in photos coming from near and far. Though she hoped to have photographs of men, none were forwarded to her.Women whose photos appear in the window are not identified, but she knows that when it comes to the faces of local women, “a lot of people may know these people.“Maybe it will encourage them to go for their annual mammogram. Maybe it will help (Riverview) raise more money to ensure women can get mammograms,” Bay said.The shop owner tracked down pink clothespins and a few dozen pink wire hangers with the help of her dry cleaner. The white paper hanger covers that usually have advertising on them are printed instead in bright pink lettering with such words as “hope,” “courage” and “triumph.” They are being used to hang the photos.“I wanted this to be inspirational,” she said. “I wanted this to be empowering.”It is with passion and enthusiasm that Bay speaks about the window design and her participation in the campaign. She hopes the effort will offer an opportunity for people to talk about breast cancer and for the need for women, age 40 and older, to get their annual screenings.“Creating a dialogue is important,’’ she said. “I’m excited by this.”This is the second year Bay has decorated her window for “Pink Haven.” Last year’s design won best dressed window, something of which she is proud.The photos are expected to be on display at Gem of an Idea for about two weeks.
Some of the dried bushmeat that was seized and bundled for the burning exercise.In yet another action against the wanton and illegal hunting and killing of protected animals set aside by law, authorities at the Forestry Development Authority (FDA), on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, confiscated and subsequently burnt a large quantity of bush meat, including 1,156 pieces, which the management claimed was seized from ordinary “meat sellers,” the FDA said in a release.According to the release, the meat were confiscated at three locations — Owensgrove, Grand Bassa County; the Gola National Park and in Yarkpa Town, Grand Cape Mount County. FDA says it remains firm in confiscating and burning of bush meat as a way of sending a clear caveat to all those who are in the constant habit of destroying the generation of “protected animals for their own selfish economic gains.”At the FDA main office in Bernard Farm, where the bags of meat were set ablaze in the presence of international partners, Jerry Yormah, FDA Technical Manager for Commercial Department, reiterated calls on all illegal hunters and poachers to desist from depleting the generation of protected animals. Doing so, he said, is counterproductive to the principle of conservation of nature and the CITE Convention, to which Liberia is a signatory.FDA says it remains firm in confiscating and burning of bush meat as a way of sending a clear message to those in the practice of hunting and trading of endangered species.Yormah said Liberia, being a CITE compliant country, will continue to exert all in its power to protect and conserve biodiversity in the country at all times in the interest of future generations.“We are obeying the dictates of the law, which forbids the massive destruction of protected species. Our action should not be seen as hampering people’s economic venture. Rather, it should be seen as obeying the law that mandates us to protect those animals set aside to be protected at all times,” Mr. Yormah said.He further described conservation practices as fundamentally important as far as implementing the ‘3Cs’ method in the forestry sector is concerned, a method which remains the guiding principle upon which FDA basically operates.Yormah added that Liberia cannot afford to lose track on the importance and relevance of the conservation of the forests, including the protected species.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) read more
Some questioned whether the citizens’ group had enough time to organize a recall election between now and the regular elections Nov. 6. Beltran said that if it carried past the November elections, Lopez-Reid and Bagwell would be unaffected since their current terms would be over. Siccama, who will be two years into his first term, could still be subject to the current recall effort, he said. But Steve Stokes, a co-spokesman for MCHG, said even if there wasn’t enough time to bring about a recall, his group wanted to “send a message.” He said when the council voted Nov. 22 to reject a petition demanding that voters decide the fire department’s fate, he felt the council was not representing popular sentiments. Petitioners had gathered more signatures than the 15 percent required to trigger a special election on the issue. “They ignored more than 3,600 people who said we should decide whether we want county fire,” Stokes said. “Thirty-six hundred is a big number out of the only 5,000 who vote \. Especially when you consider that Siccama only won by a little over 100 votes.” email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONTEBELLO – A group of residents have given official notice to three city council members that they are launching a recall campaign against them. Representing Montebello Citizens for Honest Government, Anna Arriola hand-delivered a “notice of intent” to circulate a petition to the council majority of Mayor Norma Lopez-Reid, Bob Bagwell and Jeff Siccama at Wednesday’s meeting. Arriola said she and other residents were angry at the Montebello council’s actions in firing numerous department heads since the new majority took power in the 2005 election. The other issue driving the recall campaign is the council’s consideration to eliminate the city’s fire department in favor of county services. “People feel fear and are uneasy with all these firings because there’s no discussion by the council about it,” Arriola said. Other complaints cited in the notice were the council’s move to cut public comment time by “40 percent” – or from five to three minutes each – and wasting city money on an interim city attorney (John Pringle) with “no municipal law experience.” Siccama said he supports the democratic right of the group to take action, but vowed not to be swayed in his efforts to make change that he thinks is best for the city. “I know I can’t make everybody happy,” Siccama said Thursday. “But I won’t get bullied into going against my principals and for taking the city in a new direction like I promised.” City Attorney Arnoldo Beltran said the council members have seven days to respond to the notice of intent. That will kick in a 10-day deadline for Montebello Citizens for Honest Government to prove the notice of intent has been published in an adjudicated newspaper and to turn in a draft of the petition to the city clerk. read more
It was the first CIF title for Ayala (30-3) and the second for Sims, who coached Pasadena Muir to a championship in 1990. “It’s a tremendous accomplishment to reach the top of your profession athletically,” Sims said. “It’s great for the (Inland) Valley, because most of the schools that were winning were on the other side of the 605 for so many years.” Aside from a semifinal squeaker, when the Bulldogs beat Perris 67-65, Ayala won its playoff games by 64, 29, 36 and 27 points, respectively. The top-seeded Bulldogs led 11-9 entering the second quarter, but extended their lead to 10 within four minutes. The lead grew to 19 by halftime, and the Bulldogs led 44-19 with three minutes to go in the third quarter. When Ayala entered the fourth quarter up by 24, it was clear they were only eight minutes away from an elusive CIF title. Offensively, Jasmin Holliday took the lead with 15 points. Ayala star Rebekah Gardner was double-teamed the whole night and was limited to nine points, but made up for it with eight rebounds and seven steals. The Bulldogs have won 11 straight Sierra League titles, but that more often turned into postseason heartbreak than playoff glory. Sims said the Bulldogs were a great team, but also benefited from down years by other programs. “We had the right team at the right time in history,” he said. Ayala is already primed for a repeat. The Bulldogs lose just one senior and return their top eight players. Sims started three freshmen this season. What if Sims eventually runs out of fingers for his rings? “I’d love to have that problem,” he said. The Bulldogs look like they could make a run at the state championship, though Sims said that would be anti-climatic. “This is what you work for right here,” he said while clutching the CIF championship plaque. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Both sides of the freeway got to see how good Ayala’s defense can be. No. 12 seed Temescal Canyon ended up just being another team snared by the Bulldogs’ pressure. The Titans (23-7) managed to shoot just 15 percent in the first half and committed 19 turnovers in the opening two quarters. For the game, they shot 25 percent and had 29 turnovers. “We took them out of what they wanted to do,” Sims said. “Twenty-five points in a championship final? That’s defense.” After a tight first quarter, this one turned into another Ayala rout. LONG BEACH – Ayala girls basketball coach Mel Sims wears many rings – symbols of past championships and awards. But none of them glisten as a reminder of a Bulldogs’ CIF title. That’s about to change, thanks to Ayala’s 52-25 victory against Lake Elsinore Temescal Canyon in the CIF-Southern Section Division II-A finals on Saturday night at the Walter Pyramid. read more
The Fort St. John RCMP is investigating a robbery at the Petro Canada Station on 100th Street, near Save-On Foods.Police were on the scene around 8:15 AM.Staff Sgt. Steve Perret said that they are still working to find out if this robbery is connected to the one on Halloween night.- Advertisement -Not much more is known currently. RCMP is expected to issue an update on this incident later today.
1 Liverpool are set to make an improved bid for Domagoj Vida. Liverpool are ready to increase their bid for Croatian World Cup star Domagoj Vida, according to Fanatik.The centre-back has impressed in Russia and having already made a £15.9million off for the Besiktas player, the Reds will now return with an improved offer. The Turkish newspaper report they will now bid £17.68million for Vida, who has formed a good partnership with current Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren at World Cup 2018.Besiktas, though, could demand as much as £30million for the player, who they only signed in January when he left Dynamo Kiev on a free transfer.Vida has also courted controversy in Russia after comment he made after their victory over the host nation in the quarter-finals, which earned him a fine. read more
AN ARREST warrant has been issued for a driver accused of a high speed chase and assaulting Gardai.Terence McDonagh, 23, sped off when chased gardai in Letterkenny on August 4 last, a court has heard.However he failed to turn up at Letterkenny District Court to answer half a dozen charges relating to the incident. Donegaldaily.com understands Mr McDonagh is now living in the Kilkenny area.The court heard how McDonagh had failed to stop and drove at high speeds through Letterkenny during the incident.When he was finally apprehended on the Gaeltex estate in Oldtown, he broke free – and then tried to claim his wife had been driving the VW Passat.A garda told the court that when he saw McDonagh turn into the estate at speed he could “hear the tyres squealing.”The Garda said he had earlier recognised Terence McDonagh “who I have known for some time” driving at speed in the town.At the estate, said the garda, “he tried to run away but I managed to get a hold of him and arrested him for dangerous driving. He told he to get the f*** away from him.”The garda went on: “He tried to lunge past me but I kept a hold of him. I lost my grip off him and he ran into a house.”When he managed to get an answer to the door two females were standing in the doorway and behind them was Terence McDonagh.A woman who said she was his wife had told the garda that she had been driving the car earlier.McDonagh was in the background shouting abusively at the garda.The suspect was eventually detained and as he was being driven to Letterkenny garda station he threatened gardai.“He said he was going to slit me up,” the garda told the court.Earlier motorist Andrzej Siwiecki told the court how he had witnessed McDonagh’s dangerous driving during the garda chase.He said he had been driving in the town with his wife and three-year-old child when he was forced to pull over to avoid a collision with McDonagh’s car.“I thought he would crash into me,” Mr Siwiecki told the court.Judge Paul Kelly said he believed the evidence given to the court supported the numerous driving and assault charges against McDonagh who now faces arrest for failing to appear in court.At hearing© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comARREST WARRANT ISSUED FOR SPEED DRIVER WHO HIT GARDA was last modified: January 10th, 2012 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:arrest warrantcar chaseGardaletterkenny read more
A well-known Letterkenny bar is to open again with a new landlady.The Wolfe Tone Bar at Lower Main Street has been closed for a number of months.But former employee of the premises, Leanne Toland, has successfully applied to the courts to become the new licensee. Ms Toland was granted the license at yesterday’s sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court.In evidence Ms Toland said she was familiar with the licensing laws and said she knew it was an offense to serve alcohol to anyone under 18 years of age.Judge John O’Hagan wished Ms Toland good luck in her new venture.WELL-KNOWN BAR TO OPEN AGAIN WITH NEW LANDLADY was last modified: July 17th, 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) Tags:Leanna TolandletterkennyWolfe Tone Bar read more
UPDATED: THE emergency services were at the scene earlier today of a three-vehicle collision on the main road between Donegal Town and Ballybofey at the turn-off for Lough Eske.The crash happened at 4pm.Photographer John Boreland was at the scene after those injured were taken away. A small black vehicle was badly damaged in the incident; and a taxi was also damaged.A works van was left lying at the side of the road.Thankfully Gardai say no-one was seriously injured. Officers spent several hours carrying out a careful examination of the scene and there were long tailbacks on the N15 for a time. THREE CAR SMASH ON DONEGAL TOWN/BALLYBOFEY ROAD was last modified: April 24th, 2012 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:THREE CAR SMASH ON DONEGAL TOWN/BALLYBOFEY ROAD read more
FANCY becoming a Ladies Gaelic Football referee?Well if you’re aged over 15 and want to learn the basics, the Donegal LGFA is running a course later this month.It lasts just three hours and at the end of it, you can start your whistling career at U12 Go Games matches The course is on June 23 – a venue will be decided later.Contact LGFA development officer Donal Sharkey to enrol your members for this course on firstname.lastname@example.org.Here’s some more details:Go-Games – Basic Refereeing – During this course participants will:•Be introduced to the basic rules of Ladies Gaelic Football•Discuss the roles and responsibilities of referees•Develop the fundamental skills of refereeing to enable to referee in a fun, safe environmentDuration: Course is maximum 3 hours in duration which can be held during day or over an evening. TY/AS Level Grab Your Whistle is also included at this level. The GO-Games course will be aimed at participants who are over 15yrs and adults who wish to start out on the road to becomes referees of the future. Minimum participants for this course is 12 with a maximum of 20.Clubs are urged to encourage members to participate in this course, especially younger club members thinking of taking up Ladies Gaelic refereeing.OVER 15? FANCY BECOMING A LADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL REFEREE? was last modified: June 12th, 2014 by John2Share 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:LGFAreferee course read more