The Summit will adopt the post-2015 Development Agenda on 25 September. Three days of debate about the realisation of these goals by world leaders will follow. Among the speakers will be dozens of Heads of State and Government and other world leaders, including Pope Francis. In the final outcome document, sport is mentioned as “an important enabler of sustainable development.” The declaration highlights what sport can contribute to achieve some of the most important of these like peace, health and education. The post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will include for the first time recognition of sport’s important contribution to global sustainable development. “This is another acknowledgement of the important role of sport in society, one of the major issues of Olympic Agenda 2020, the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement,” said President Bach. “It shows that with Olympic Agenda 2020 we are aligned with the United Nations post-2015 Development Agenda. This new agenda specifically acknowledges the important role that sport plays promoting healthy lifestyles, education and social inclusion. It recognises the benefits of sport for all and its ability to empower women and young people.” Accompanying President Bach will be four-time Olympian and IOC Member Angela Ruggiero. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asked all delegations to include one representative aged 30 or under in their official delegations to acknowledge the enthusiasm, interest and involvement of young people in formulating the post-2015 Development Agenda. There will be a bilateral meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon where the two leaders will speak about the Sustainable Development Goals and the contribution of sport in their realisation, as well as about other aspects of cooperation between the IOC and the UN. Bilateral meetings between the IOC President and more than a dozen Heads of State and Government have now already been confirmed to discuss the role of sport in society and common action with regard to sustainable development and the autonomy of sport. A Permanent Observer to the United Nations, the IOC has actively supported the process of the post-2015 Development Agenda. The new agenda is a comprehensive set of universal and transformative goals and targets that build on the Millennium Development Goals. UN Member States are committed to fully implementing the agenda by 2030. Sport has gained increasing recognition as a cost‐effective means of tackling the challenges related to social development and peace. The enormous potential of sport comes from its global reach, its universal language, its appeal to all generations, and its resulting sustainable impact on communities in general, and young people in particular. Investing in sport and physical activity brings a number of socio‐economic returns to society. Evidence demonstrates that sport promotes health and the prevention of non‐communicable diseases; sport supports quality education; sport empowers girls and women; sport brings people together and promotes inclusion and non-discrimination; sport provides relief in conflicts; and sport contributes to peaceful and non‐violent societies by promoting tolerance and mutual understanding. Sport brings pride and solidarity to nations. The role of sport was affirmed in the 2005 World Summit Declaration, the follow-up meeting to the UN’s 2000 Millennium Summit. Its significance has been reinforced in the adoption of the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace celebrated annually on 6 April. Increasing recognition of the power of sport has also led to numerous UN resolutions over the years and the appointment by the UN Secretary‐General of a Special Advisor on Sport for Development and Peace in 2001 as well as a recent appointment of IOC Honorary President Jacques Rogge as Special Envoy on Youth Refugees and Sport in 2014. During the discussions on Olympic Agenda 2020, the IOC has redoubled its efforts to strengthen its cooperation and collaboration with international organisations such as the United Nations. In April 2014, the IOC signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations aimed at strengthening collaboration between the two organisations at the highest level. The General Assembly passed a resolution in October 2014 that “encourages Member States to give sport due consideration in the context of the post‐2015 Development Agenda.” Sport was also included in the Synthesis Report of the UN Secretary-General on the post-2015 agenda. The resolution also acknowledges the independence and autonomy of sport as well as the mission of the IOC in leading the Olympic Movement. “The International Olympic Committee was built on the belief that sport can contribute to peace and to the harmonious development of humankind,” President Bach said. “As the world sets out on a new era of development, we are truly honoured to continue being a committed partner for development with the United Nations to make the world a better place through sport.
View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Reed wins first major title, holding off Fowler at Masters 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 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netGilas Pilipinas’ preparation for the future will begin this summer.Players included in coach Chot Reyes’ “23-for-2023” list will comprise one team and will compete in the 2018 Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES “To kickstart our preparations for the 2023 Fiba World Cup, we will be competing in the Premier Cup,” said Reyes.Ricci Rivero, J-Jay Alejandro, and Abu Tratter are expected to spearhead the campaign as they test their mettle against some of the best collegiate teams in the country.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 crownRivero left La Salle last week, while Alejandro and Tratter have already used up all of their playing years for NU and La Salle, respectively.Other members of the pool are expected to join the Gilas squad, only if their schools does not have a game scheduled on that specific gameday. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “The lineup is not yet final, but we are hoping that all the 23-for-2023 cadets here will be allowed to play,” said Reyes.Also part of the pool are Thirdy Ravena, Isaac Go, and Matt Nieto of Ateneo, Robert Bolick, Javee Mocon, and Kemark Carino of San Beda, CJ Perez (Lyceum), Paul Desiderio, Juan Gomez de Liaño, and Will Gozum (UP), Ken Tuffin and Arvin Tolentino of FEU; Jeo Ambohot (Letran), High school standouts Kai Sotto (Ateneo) and Carl Tamayo (Nazareth School of National University).Players from the pool already had their first taste of national team preparations when they joined Gilas’ Monday practices for the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers early this year.ADVERTISEMENT
Saturday, January 9, will go down in history as the day that witnessed violent fight between two government security details guarding the president, while funeral of the late Ambassador Rudolph von Ballmoos was taking place.The situation, described by many eyewitnesses as ‘unfortunate’, took place between 10:30 and 11 a.m. at the corner of Broad and Center Streets, Monrovia. It is not clear what exactly caused the scuffle between the LNP and EPS officers, but an Executive Mansion press release described the incident as merely a ‘tussle’ between ‘Command officers of both Details’, which led to the destruction of vehicles, one of which belongs to Police Director Chris Massaquoi.The combatants involved officers of the Executive Protective Service (EPS) and those of the Liberia National Police (LNP). As command officers engaged each other outside on Broad Street, blocking traffic and creating havoc and fear in the public, the family and sympathizers of the late Ambassador Rudolf P. von Ballmoos paid their last respects to their fallen relative nearby, at the First United Methodist Church on Ashmun Street.Shocked, eye-witnesses who gathered around each other, “If this is happening before UNMIL drawdown is complete, what might happen if they are gone when we are left in the mercy of Liberian security officers?”Another said, “Can’t we disagree and agree on a simple issue to honor the memory of our dead?” Though there were many questions, the issue as to whether Liberian security officers could work together was central to many Liberians’ concern.The Executive Mansion press release saidPresident Sirleaf has directed that the Command officers of both the Details of the Presidential Motorcade and the Details of Inspector General of the Liberia National Police be suspended with immediate effect.The release noted: “President Sirleaf issued the directive on Saturday, January 9, following a tussle between officers of the Executive Protection Service (EPS) assigned with the Presidential Motorcade and Police officers assigned with the Inspector General of the Liberia National Police, Col. Chris Massaquoi in Monrovia.”President Sirleaf also said an Independent Panel would be constituted that would not comprise any member of the security institutions involved to investigate Saturday’s incident and submit a report to the President. It added: “Further actions will be taken following the submission of the Investigative Panel’s Report.”Delivering the funeral discourse, Rev. Dr. Erlene P. Thompson, Senior Pastor of the First United Methodist Church, reminded Liberians, including security officers and those in leadership, to serve humanity with commitment to each other.Meanwhile, the late Ambassador Rudolf P. von Ballmoos was buried at the Kaizer Memorial Cemetery in Brewerville, outside of Monrovia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
LNP Inspector General Gregory ColemanAuthorities of the Liberia National Police (LNP) have announced the immediate dismissal of three police officers and a police action agent (informant) for their alleged involvement in criminal conspiracy and armed robbery. The decision followed a year of investigation by the Ministry of Justice.Investigation findings submitted to LNP Inspector General Gregory Coleman for implementation named the officers as Emmanuel Wilson, former chief of anti-organized crime; John Kollie, former chief of anti-robbery; Alexander Jabbeh, former agent of the anti-robbery unit; and Daniel Ricks, alias MONK, a police informant, otherwise referred to as action agent.The officers and the informant have been turned over to the Crime Services Division to be processed and subsequently forwarded to court for prosecution in keeping with Justice Ministry recommendations.In a related development, the LNP has reinstated five other officers after the Ministry of Justice panel exonerated them of armed robbery and criminal conspiracy allegations leveled against them by the Major Crime Unit of the LNP.The exonerated and reinstated officers are: former acting commissioner of the Crime Services Division, Jessey Harris; Inspector Raffell Wilson; Superintendent Sam Gballah; Inspector Varney Samah; T. Edwin Swen; and Jonney Dean.It can be recalled that on December 2, 2015 former Police Director Chris Massaquoi mediated the Major Crimes Unit of the Crime Services Department to launch a full-scale investigation into allegations of police improprieties leveled against some officers of the Crime Services Division.The officers at the time were immediately suspended for time indefinite to face investigations for their alleged involvement in the alleged commission of the crimes.Meanwhile, Police Inspector General Gregory Coleman has commended the Ministry of Justice for professionally handling the investigation involving the senior LNP officers.He called on the affected officers to make use of the court system to exonerate themselves and restore their images, admonishing the reinstated officers to return with more vigor in serving the people of Liberia.He also warned the returning officers to be focused, as his administration will not relent in taking administrative action against any officer that will undermine the police code of ethics.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The New Amsterdam Regional Hospital, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), is once again under the spotlight for inadequate services being provided to the public as a result of malfunctioning equipment in its laboratory and a shortage of X-ray films.The New Amsterdam Regional Hospital, Region SixRegional ChairmanDavid ArmoganAccording to Regional Chairman of Region Six, David Armogan, the health sector in Berbice continues to be plagued by some level of difficulties and this, in turn, is having a direct adverse effect on patients and their families.“Right now, the New Amsterdam Hospital does not even have X-ray films. A lot of the equipment in the laboratory are not functioning properly so that will, of course, affect the diagnostic capacity of the doctors. If they cannot do proper tests, then, of course, they will not be able to diagnose properly,” the Regional Chairman told this publication.He lamented that the hospital in question is a regional hospital and was expected to be a state-of-the-art facility with efficient and exceptional services, free of cost.According to the Chairman, if proper equipment and supplies are not provided to the medical staff operating there then “the services provided will be limited or non-existent and residents will have to suffer heavy financial burdens to seek private medical care.”“Poor people, if they have to do an X-ray, they have to go to the private institutions.They still have many issues in the health sector but we are trying to grapple with it…be able to deal with this situation,” Armogan added.Over the past few months, residents in Berbice have complained bitterly that the health sector in Region Six has been delivering a service which is less than expected for more than two years. A shortage of drugs and medical supplies has been one of the major issues.In 2018, Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence publicly admitted that there is massive stealing of drugs at the New Amsterdam Hospital. Lawrence said Government has been spending too much money on health for there to be a constant drug shortage at that hospital.One year later, such an issue is still prevalent among health facilities and hospitals in the Ancient County.During the recent commissioning of an $8 million staff on-call quarter and state-of-the-art kitchen in Berbice, Director of Regional Health Services, Jevaughn Andrew Stephen, stated that the Regional Health Services mandate is to provide essential healthcare services to the residents of East Berbice Corentyne, and for that to be executed, the staff of the health facility must be comfortable in their work environment.
Jordan 45A poor shooting performance in the third quarter by the Panthers (15-12) and the hot shooting by Brittney Brewer of Bishop Montgomery negated Jordan’s strong play in the first half. The visitors scored only three points in the third quarter, two of them by freshman Danesha Long who finished with 18 points, as Jordan lost in the first round of the CIF-SS Division I-AA playoffs. Gianna Woods scored six of her 15 points in the fourth quarter as the Panthers cut a 17-point lead to 10. “We need to take care of the ball,” Jordan coach Adara Newidouski said. “Our lack of execution during certain parts of the game – it hurts us. Turnovers, missed box outs, free throw percentage – nine for 21 is nothing to be proud about. It has hurt us all season. We have to mature.” Jordan was up 14-10 after the first quarter, but in the closing minuets of the second quarter, Brewer hit two back-breaking 3-pointers during a 11-2 run that put Bishop Montgomery up 43-27 at intermission. Earl Williams can be reached at email@example.com or (562) 499-1338. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Suddenly, the psychological advantage Santa Margarita High girls basketball team had over Millikan for nearly three quarters disappeared. The Eagles’ big front line of 6-foot-plus didn’t seem so intimidating to the Rams, and the visitors from Long Beach cut an 18-point lead to five on Danielle Leigh’s 3-pointer with less than 15 seconds left. But Millikan couldn’t get any closer as it lost 61-56 in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division I-AA playoffs and ended its season with a 13-13 record. “We knew we could out-pressure them and out-run them,” Millikan coach Lorene Morgan said. “That was the plan. (My girls) finally executed it, but it was a little too late.” With the Rams down five, the clock oddly kept running while the Eagles tried to inbound the ball, and finally with 1 second left, the referees stopped the clock. Santa Margarita threw a pass over the Rams defense to a streaking player to end the contest. Kalena Tutt, 6-foot-2 forward started alongside Samantha Marez (11 points, 10 boards) to match up against 6-2 Whitney Woods (23 points), 6-3 Georgia Mollmer and 6-foot Lauren Osyka (12 points), Melissa Zornig (16 points). Tutt, who had 12 rebounds, scored eight of her 15 points during the Rams’ 13-2 run in the fourth quarter to cut Santa Margarita’s to 11 points with under 4 minutes remaining. She added another two points during Millikan’s final 14-10 push. “Coach Morgan wanted me to come out and be the leader that I am supposed to be,” Tutt said. “In the beginning, I didn’t. We always start out slow. I looked up at the score, and I said to myself, ‘Man! We can’t lose to this team. … I had to give my team a little pep talk. You have to look into the post. And they finally listened.” Bishop Montgomery 55,
0Shares0000Wolves celebrate their winning goal against Chelsea © AFP / GEOFF CADDICKWOLVERHAMPTON, United Kingdom, Dec 6 – Maurizio Sarri accused his Chelsea players of over-confidence after throwing away a lead to lose 2-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Wednesday.Chelsea looked to be on course for victory thanks to Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s early opener as the visitors dominated the first-half, but two goals in four second-half minutes saw Wolves secure their first win in seven games and inflict just Sarri’s second defeat since taking charge in the summer. Next up Chelsea face the daunting task of halting Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and Sarri suggested a jolt to their confidence could be a blessing, but declared himself “worried” by the manner of their defeat at Molineux.“After this match we are less confident but maybe it’s better because sometimes my players show me that they have too much confidence,” said the Italian.“We played well for 55 minutes. After the goal for 1-1, which was an accident because we were in full control of the match, we were suddenly another team without the right distances and without our football.“I don’t know why. I am really very worried, not for the result but the fact that after the first goal we conceded we did not react very well. I am really very worried for this, not for the result.”Chelsea missed several chances to extend their lead and were denied a possible penalty early in the second half when Alvaro Morata tangled with Wolves defender Willy Boly.Yet Sarri refused to discuss the penalty appeal and insisted his decision to make five changes also wasn’t the cause of his side’s defeat.“In the first 10 minutes of the second-half we could have scored four or five goals. We had four goal opportunities but I don’t want to discuss those or the referee,” he added.“I don’t think it depended on the changes, it depended on the mentality of the team. I saw a team without a reaction. You can lose a match but not without a reaction.”Chelsea are now 10 points off City at the top of the table, but of more immediate concern are now only in the top four above Arsenal thanks to their superior goal difference.“Manchester City are in another category, said Sarri. “We have to play and fight for the top four. It is a very difficult result for the top four.“For me, City at this moment are the best team in Europe or maybe the best in the world.”Chelsea took an 18th-minute lead when Loftus-Cheek cut in from the left and hit a curling shot that struck the head of the unlucky Conor Coady to wrongfoot goalkeeper Rui Patricio and creep inside the near post.However, on his first Premier League start, 18-year-old Morgan Gibbs-White lead the fightback as he fed Raul Jimenez, who drilled a low shot under goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.Moments later Molineux erupted when Matt Doherty crossed and Diogo Jota side-footed home for the winner.“He is one of the best generations of English players for a long time,” claimed Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo of his midfield starlet.“He is a reality of the fantastic job that national teams are doing, so well done to them.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
With Finn Harps knowing that they will finish the season in second place in this season’s First Division, Ollie Horgan takes his troops to Athlone Town on Friday with one eye on the promotion / relegation play-offs later this month.Harps will face either UCD or Shelbourne in the two-legged play-off semi-final with the first to those games set to take place in Dublin in two weeks time.However, Horgan’s preparations have been dealt a slight blow for Friday’s game in Athlone as no fewer than five of his squad are missing. Damien McNulty is sidelined with a shoulder injury while Tony McNamee, Kevin McHugh, Wilfried Tagbo and Ciaran Coll are all suspended. Whether or not Horgan was going to use the last two league games to experiment a bit with other squad members ahead of the play-offs, he has no choice other than to do that on Friday.“We haven’t a huge choice in what team goes out on Friday with the numbers that are unavailable,” said Horgan.“We have scored just once against Athlone all season,” continued Horgan as he looks ahead to the game at Lissywollen.“They turned us over in Athlone already and secured a scoreless draw at Finn Park in the last two meetings with us. They are a good side and on their day can beat anyone and have beaten anyone,” he said. The likes of Wexford and Shelbourne and ourselves have already lost to them,” warned the Harps boss. “Their home form in particular has been good. They have a good mixture of experience and youth and will be very difficult opposition on Friday. We approach this game the same as any other game. The fact that a number of players are unavailable makes it a more difficult task,” he said.It was a 3-0 home victory against UCD two weeks ago that confirmed Harps’ runners-up spot in this season’s First Divison and also their place in the play-offs. Horgan was delighted with the outcome of the game, but warned that UCD would be a different threat of it’s the same two sides that meet in the play-offs in a fortnight’s time.“The UCD game went well but they were without three key players and had a further player sent off after just 20 minutes,” said Horgan. “It is great to get into the play-offs but that’s all it is. We have a huge task ahead if we are to get by UCD (with a full team) or a Shelbourne side that have very good players in the play-offs.”Lissywollen has proved to be a difficult venue for Harps in recent times. Harps have failed to win in any of their last five visits there, with four of those games ending in victory for the home side.TEAM NEWS Suspended: Tony McNamee, Kevin McHugh, Wilfried Tagbo, Ciaran Coll.Doubtful: None.Injured: Damien McNulty (shoulder).FORM GUIDE (last six league games) Finn Harps: L-W-W-D-W-W (13 pts)Athlone Town: L-L-L-D-W-L (4 pts)DEPLETED HARPS FACE ATHLONE WITH ONE EYE ON PLAY-OFFS was last modified: October 8th, 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:Athlone Towndonegalfinn harps
FRANK MCCARRON, RIPThe death has occurred in Altnagelvin Hospital Derry of Frank McCarron, Glebe, Letterkenny and formerly Raphoe. Remains reposing at his home. Funeral from there on Tuesday at 10.15am going to the Church of the Irish Martyrs, Ballyraine for Requiem Mass at 11am. Interment afterwards in Conwal Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to the Donegal Down Syndrome Association or the Donegal Autism Association c/o Pascal Blake Funeral Directors . Stoney Arch, New Line Road, Letterkenny Family time please from 10pm to 11am.JULIA DOHERTY, RIP The death has taken place at her residence of Julia Doherty nee Cole, Gortlake, Linsfort, Buncrana formerly of Murrin, Ballylar, Fanad. Funeral from her late residence on Tuesday at 11.15am going to the Star of the Sea Church, Desertegney for Requiem Mass at 12noon. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu to the Irish Cancer Society c/o any family member.SEAMUS FRIEL, RIPThe death has taken place in Letterkenny General Hospital of Seamus Friel (Diver), Polaid, Fanad. Remains reposing at his late residence. Funeral from there at 10.30am on Tuesday for 11am Requiem Mass in St Patrick’s Church, Ballynacrick, with burial afterwards to Fanavolty Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in lieu if desired to ICU, Letterkenny Hospital c/o Shaun McAteer, Funeral Directors or any family member.JIM FERRY, RIP The death has taken place in Letterkenny General Hospital of Jim Ferry former Sinn Fein Councillor, 4 Tobh Na Strutain, Buncrana. Removal from Chapel of Rest Letterkenny Hospital today at 6pm going to his late residence. Funeral from there on Tuesday at 10am going to the St Mary’s Church Cockhill for Requiem Mass at 11am. Interment afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery. Family flowers only Donations in lieu if desired to the Donegal Hospice c/o McKinney Funeral Directors Buncrana.MAGGIE MALONEY, RIPThe death has taken place at her residence of Maggie Teresa Maloney nee Boyle, 16 Ard Na Greinne, Ardara formerly Loughras Point. Remains reposing at her home. Removal from there on Tuesday at 10.30am going to the Church of the Holy Family, Ardara for Requiem Mass at 11am. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family time from 11pm to 10am. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to St Shannaghans House Ardara c/o Seamus Shovlin and Sons Funeral directors ArdaraCOLM LANGANThe death has taken place in Highgate, North London of Colm Langan formerly from Stranarvara, Cloghan. His remains are reposing at his home in Stranarvara. Funeral Mass in St Colmcille’s Chapel, Fintown tomorrow, Monday, at 11am with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 2012 was last modified: March 26th, 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:2012DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR SUNDAYMARCH 25
A new defibrillator for Letterkenny was launched today as businesses in the Mountain Top came together to provide the potentially lifesaving device for the area.The cardiac equipment which is placed just inside the entrance of the 24 hour Kelly’s Centra store is available to the community and those working in the Mountain Top area, the emergency services and commuters heading in and out of the town.The new defibrillator purchase and installation was funded by Shining Stars Créche, Highland Motors, Letterkenny Precision Tooling, BM Blinds, Letterkenny Tool Hire, Fit Hub, Deemac Kitchens, Highland Radio, Kelly’s Centra, Pinehill Business Park, Carpet Interiors, Gloria Season’s, Orbit Security and Modern Motors. Mairtin Kelly of Kelly’s Centra, thanked those involved for the contribution.He said “It’s fantastic that the business community here have backed this project. It was easy for them to get behind it as the defib unit could save a life. It’s accessible at the front of the store so that anyone in the area can use it if needed.“Hopefully, we don’t see that day but it’s here should it come. A special word of thanks to Tracy Rodgers who works in Kelly’s Diner, she did a great job in leading out the project“.Gavin Boal of Pinehill Business Park added, “It’s a great addition to have at the Mountain Top. The businesses hope the device will not have to be put in use but if so, we have peace of mind that it is available at a location close to everyone if required and could save a life”. Local business at the Mountain Top pictured at the presentation of a AED defibrillator which will be located inside the door and Kelly Centrra Mountain Top. Included were Neil Barrett, Alanna Conaghan ,Tracey Rodgers and Bailey Robinson, back row from left.Oisin Kelly Laurence Harrigan Gavin Boal and Pat Deeney Photo Brian McDaidBusy Letterkenny suburb gets life-saving defibrillator was last modified: April 4th, 2019 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:defibrillatordonegalMountain Top