A special night for the No Barriers Foundation – Picture Special

first_imgThe first No Barriers Foundation charity ball has raised over €15,000 to support people with disabilities in the north west.A glamorous fundraiser was held in Castle Grove Country House on Saturday to celebrate the many achievements of No Barriers and to generate support for their future goals.Over 90 guests attended the black tie summer ball in the beautiful Castle Grove, which showcased life-changing benefits that No Barriers brings to the local community. Early estimates suggest that around €15,400 was raised on the night through kind donations, raffle entries and a lively auction.The No Barriers Team: David Hone, Johnny Loughrey and Stephen McNally with Rachel Leontis at the No Barriers Foundation Charity Ball in Castle Grove Country HouseStephen and Labhaoise Maguire with Sharon and John Gildea at the No Barriers Foundation Charity Ball in Castle Grove Country HouseNoirin, Sonia and Seamus McGarvey at the No Barriers Foundation Charity Ball in Castle Grove Country HouseAnn-Marie Fogarty, Siófra Nic an Bhreithiú, Gerard Moyne, Frank Fogarty and Sarah Maguire at the No Barriers Foundation Charity Ball in Castle Grove Country HouseIn his speech, No Barriers Director Johnny Loughrey explained how the foundation was established in 2016 to provide specialist rehabilitation services in the north west. The non-profit group successfully raised enough funds last year to buy an Exoskeleton Robotic Suit to enable people with spinal injury, stroke, MS, brain injury and other conditions to walk and exercise. No Barriers now employs two full-time staff to deliver this unparalleled walking therapy.No Barriers Director Johnny Loughrey speaking at the No Barriers Foundation Charity Ball in Castle Grove Country HouseGerry McCabe demonstrating the exoskeleton robotic suit at the No Barriers Foundation Charity Ball in Castle Grove Country HouseGerry McCabe demonstrating the exoskeleton robotic suit at the No Barriers Foundation Charity Ball in Castle Grove Country HouseDolores and Gerry McCabe, Stephen McNally and John Rouse at the No Barriers Foundation Charity Ball in Castle Grove Country HouseSpecial guest on the night was Gerry McCabe, who demonstrated the impressive Exoskeleton suit by walking through the Castle Grove ballroom with his wife Dolores. Gerry, who is from Dundalk, has been a wheelchair user since 2004 after sustaining a spinal cord injury in an accident. His dream of walking again came true thanks to a major fundraising campaign by his friends and family which helped him buy his own Exoskeleton.Gerry talked about the physical and mental benefits the suit brings him, saying: “It’s life-changing. Before this I had all sorts of problems. Since I started walking the change in me and the change in my family is unreal.”The No Barriers committee announced that the Donegal suit would now be named Gerry in honour of the inspiration that Mr McCabe has brought to their efforts.Gerry and Dolores McCabe at the No Barriers Foundation Charity Ball in Castle Grove Country HouseA selection of No Barriers service users also shared their stories in a video which was screened at the ball. They talked about the strength, mental uplift and physical improvements they have gained from regular use of the exoskeleton. “No Barriers wouldn’t be anything without the patients that are using the suit. We are really driven forward by the emotion we get from them,” Johnny Loughrey said. Video display at the No Barriers Foundation Charity Ball in Castle Grove Country HouseJohnny explained that there is still much more to do. Money raised from the ball will be used to cover staff wages to continue delivering the low-cost therapy, while No Barriers also aim to create a new inclusive gym environment in Donegal.Guests got behind the foundation by making generous donations to a raffle, which had a large number of incredible prizes from supportive businesses. Charlie Robinson led a thrilling auction with one-of-a-kind sports items and experiences, artwork, beauty treatments and a cruise all up for grabs.Charlie Robinson leading the Auction. Photo by Stevie Toye, LogopixRaffle prizes and auction items at the No Barriers Foundation Charity Ball in Castle Grove Country HouseLisa Loughrey and Liam Leech enjoying the auction. Photo by Stevie Toye, LogopixCastle Grove also welcomed celebrity Chef Gary O’Hanlon, who created a delicious five-course menu especially for the occasion. Entertainment was provided by Letterkenny band RAW and DJ Keith Fletcher, who both had guests on the dancefloor long into the night. Chef Gary O’Hanlon. Photo by Stevie Toye, LogopixKaroline Sweeney and the Castle Grove Team. Photo by Stevie Toye, LogopixRAW Band. Photo by Stevie Toye, LogopixThe fundraiser was hailed as a great success for the No Barriers Foundation. Event organisers Johnny Loughrey, Sharon Gildea and all the committee would like to sincerely thank all businesses, groups and individuals who attended and everyone who has supported the important cause. Nuala McIntyre, Sarah McGinley, Roseleen McGinley, Bridget McGinley and Martina Drummond at the No Barriers Foundation Charity Ball in Castle Grove Country HouseMary and Damien Blake at the No Barriers Foundation Charity Ball in Castle Grove Country HouseDavid Fisher and Sam Robinson at the No Barriers Foundation Charity Ball in Castle Grove Country HouseThank you to the following sponsors of the No Barriers Charity Ball: Atlantic TravelCastle Grove Country House HotelHarveys Point Hotel Oakfield ParkPatrick Gildea Hairdressing Letterkenny Evolve Artist Jacinta CallaghanJT PhysioLemon Tree RestaurantMcElhinneys RSC Strength & Conditioning Donegal Food ToursYellow Pepper Fit Hub Arena 7 Muff Liquor Co.Shandon Hotel & Spa Portsalon Golf ClubArtist Laura BuchannanFoysStation House Kinnegar BreweryRosapenna Golf Club Fitzgerald Private ClinicJohnny and Noelle Duffy at the No Barriers Charity Ball in Castle Grove Country HouseChloe McLaughlin, Anna Farren, Gabrielle McMonagle and Rachel McLaughlin at the No Barriers Foundation Charity Ball in Castle Grove Country HouseBreda Canning and Jamie Lee Murray at the No Barriers Foundation Charity Ball in Castle Grove Country HouseJohn Gildea and Sharon Rouse at the No Barriers Foundation Charity Ball in Castle Grove Country HouseRyan Mason and Lisa Buchanan at the No Barriers Foundation Charity Ball in Castle Grove Country HouseChloe McLaughlin, Kevin Dooher and Anna Farren at the No Barriers Foundation Charity Ball in Castle Grove Country HouseLorna Spratt, Henry Spratt, Theresa Foley and Mark Foley at the No Barriers Foundation Charity Ball in Castle Grove Country HouseRachel McLaughlin and Sharon Gildea at the No Barriers Foundation Charity Ball in Castle Grove Country HouseChris and Alecia Frize at the No Barriers Foundation Charity Ball in Castle Grove Country HouseNoreen McGarvey and Paul McIntyre at the No Barriers Foundation Charity Ball in Castle Grove Country HouseA special night for the No Barriers Foundation – Picture Special was last modified: June 19th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Ballcastle Grove country houseeventsno barriers foundationlast_img read more

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Poll: Is OpenStack Now More Attractive Following the Amazon Web Services Outage?

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… The OpenStack Conference and Design Summit is happening this week. The group assembling represents a community that in less than a year has attracted a worldwide developer group and enough influence to attract organizations such as Canonical, Citrix and Cisco. These are partners which are now contributing to the effort to build an infrastructure that anyone can use to build their own cloud environment.OpenStack is also a contrast to Amazon Web Services (AWS), which had such an outage last week that people are starting to see what the alternatives are to the service, which is now the dominant leader in the space.James Staten of Forrester wrote in a blog post today that he has been fielding calls from AWS customers that have lost data, following the AWS outage. These are customers who are now open to new alternatives. For OpenStack that means it has more of a wedge than it did before. It highlights a few things. Not just that OpenStack is an open infrastructure compared to AWS. It also points to the differences in the ecosystems.Staten:Amazon’s massive ecosystem of management software, SaaS, Platform as a Service (PaaS) and independent software vendor (ISV) partners are all just customers of AWS. They aren’t contributors, nor are they I&O peers. OpenStack’s ecosystem includes many of the above but also service providers, government agencies and enterprises who are implementing OpenStack as well. Which means that if you choose to implement OpenStack for your private cloud or you are a hoster implementing it for your IaaS, there is an I&O peer network you can call on in times of crisis who have intimate knowledge of the software and can help you diagnose the problem and even potentially supply a patch to reverse the problem.OpenStack is still a new entity. But its momentum is unquestioned. And it may have a better chance at succeeding, following the unfortunate series of events that fell upon AWS and its customers last week.What do you think?ddy.com/features-surveys/”>Market Research Related Posts center_img alex williams Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#news 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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San Miguel overcomes Globalport behind Santos’ heroics

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Even though the players played sluggish, we were able to to come out as winners and I’m happy for them,” said San Miguel head coach Leo Austria as they improved to 3-1.Despite taking a 112-104 lead with 2:12 remaining in the game, the Beermen weren’t able to easily shake off the Batang Pier as the latter pounded to make it a one-possession game, 114-112, on the nine-second mark.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCompounding San Miguel’s situation was June Mar Fajardo’s injury.The three-time MVP is still nursing his injured right calf he sustained before the Fiba Asia Championship. LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netSan Miguel bounced back and sank Globalport, 115-112, to get its third win in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Beermen, who are coming off a three-week break, had to rely on late-game heroics from Arwind Santos, who made the game’s final free throw and disrupted Murphy Holloway’s potential-game tying shot.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnessescenter_img LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games Read Next MOST READ “I was not able to give June Mar a lot of minutes because of his injury and he wasn’t able to join practice for the past two days because he’s still recuperating,” said Austria.Still, San Miguel enjoyed a three-pronged attack with Wendell McKines doing the most damage with 35 points, 14 rebounds, and seven assists.Santos added 30 points to go along eight boards and five blocks while Alex Cabagnot had 27 points, seven rebounds, and four assists.Terrence Romeo led Globalport with 26 points and six boards while Holloway added 25 points and 23 boards.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:30’Excited’ Terrence Romeo out to cherish first PBA finals appearance00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Bench-clearing brawl erupts in La Salle, FEU pre-season gamelast_img read more

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D-League: Perpetual roasts Mila’s Lechon for breakthrough win

first_imgNEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers PBA IMAGESPerpetual banked on its defense in the second quarter to propel itself to a 65-48 victory over Mila’s Lechon Tuesday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The Altas gave little breathing room to the Mighty Roasters in that second frame, turning a tight 27-22 lead to a 42-28 halftime affair en route to their first win in the conference and under new coach Frankie Lim.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises MOST READ “We just tried to be decent on our defense,” said Lim as Perpetual limited Mila’s Lechon to just 28-percent shooting from the field. “We’re still working on it. It will take time before we become a good defensive team, but all I ask is for our defense to be decent.”Nigerian center Prince Eze topped the Altas with 13 points, 14 rebounds, and four blocks, while Kim Aurin took advantage of the opportunity and fired 12 markers and two boards off the bench.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJohn Rey Villanueva also got nine points as he accounted for a pair in Perpetual’s 8-of-19 sniping from threes.Lim liked how his team has been improving over the games, saying, “Little by little, they’re settling down. I just want them to execute. I told them that I don’t care who scores. It’s important that we score.” Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Ken Acibar topped the Mighty Roasters with 14 points and three rebounds, while Axel Iñigo got 13 markers, five assists, two boards, and two steals.The Scores:PERPETUAL 65 — Eze 13, Aurin 12, Villanueva 9, Charcos 8, Jimenez 7, Peralta 7, Coronel 4, Tamayo 3, Mangalino 2, Antonio 0, Tiburcio 0.MILA’S LECHON 48 — Acibar 14, Iñigo 13, Derige 8, Parala 8, Delfinado 3, Montuano 2, Bellosillo 0, Crisostomo 0, Deles 0, Herradura 0, Luz 0, Sarangay 0.Quarters: 27-20, 42-28, 51-36, 65-48.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NCAA volleyball: San Beda books semis ticket, fends off San Sebastian View comments Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

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Max Homa returns from ‘low place’ to win first PGA Tour event

first_imgBut the thing is, Greiner said Homa never shows it when he grabs a club. When there is a big shot to be made, “he mans up,” Greiner said.To win his first tournament with Greiner on the bag was extra special.They clutched hands together and embraced on the 18th green, a culmination of how hard they have worked to reach this point together.Homa said Greiner has been “the rock” he needed.“I’ve obviously been very lucky to have Joe with me,” Homa said. “I’ve had some great caddies in my life, he’s the best, but he also does not let me wallow at all and he is the confidence boost I need. … He kept telling me we’re around the corner from some great golf. To hear it from somebody who’s seen some fantastic golf, that was cool for me to hear.”Said Greiner: “He did it.” Just watch, he’d tell them.It finally happened Sunday as Homa got the breakthrough win — and the job security — he has been desperately seeking, shooting a 15-under 269 to win the Wells Fargo Championship by three shots and collect a $1.42 million prize. Now he’s 35th in the FedEx standings and will be playing in the upcoming PGA Championship. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte He wouldn’t give up.“I’m tough,” Homa said. “I don’t know all about my golf all the time, but I’m tough. I was really happy with myself today. I told Joe on one of the holes I felt like I was going to throw up, but my hands felt unbelievable on the club.”It’s not unusual for Homa to tell Greiner about his desire to vomit. “Honestly, it sucked to be not around him,” Greiner said.Homa said that was an awful time in his life, as well.There were times he hated his golf game, his attitude was terrible and he would wallow in pity.Emotionally, he reached what he called “low, low places.”But he never gave up.“I’m very proud I finally found a ladder and started climbing upward because it was getting dark down there,” Homa said.That’s par for the course for Homa. His parents would tell him when he was a toddler that he methodically figured out how to climb the steps in their home despite repeated falls. His life has changed, just as Greiner knew it would.“I knew he was a top-50 player in the world,” said Greiner, who rejoined Homa as caddie last fall. “I have seen a lot of good golf and see the way Max hits irons. So when he putts good, he has a chance.”Greiner and Homa grew up together in Valencia, California, and have known each other since Homa was 6.They regularly competed on the golf course.Homa went on to play at Cal, where he won the Division I national championship in 2013. When he broke onto the PGA Tour, he asked Greiner to be his caddie, a business/personal relationship that lasted for three years until Homa lost his card the first time.ADVERTISEMENT Players seeking change for women’s soccer in Latin America PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hasslescenter_img Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue MOST READ “I was like, ‘You didn’t even look nervous,’” Greiner told Homa at the time. “Right then, I was like, he’s just a little different than anything I have ever seen.”Even after Homa fell on hard times and lost his PGA Tour card not once, but twice, and it became no longer “financially responsible” for Greiner to carry his bags, the caddie told anyone in the golf world who’d listen that his buddy had the resiliency to make it back and win a PGA Tour event.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Max Homa celebrates after winning the Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, May 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Joe Greiner always knew there was something special about his childhood friend Max Homa.He knew it from the time he caddied for Homa in his first PGA Tour event in 2013, when Homa told him how nervous he was on the 72nd hole of the Frys.com Open, then stepped up to the tee box and striped a 300-yard 3-wood down the center of a tight fairway.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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10 months agoAjax midfielder De Jong accepts Barcelona contract offer

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Ajax midfielder De Jong accepts Barcelona contract offerby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAjax midfielder Frenkie de Jong has accepted a contract offer from Barcelona.Sport says the Blaugrana have taken a big leap forward in the push for the Ajax midfielder in recent weeks. De Jong has now given the OK to the club’s proposal, waiting for the two sides to reach an agreement for his fee. Barca has wanted to put a reservation on the player, who has always shown his willing to play at Camp Nou, to try and negotiate a lower fee.Barca have agreed with them that they can move for De Jong in June 2019 if the player wants to go – which he does. last_img

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10 months agoChelsea boss Sarri: Ampadu can replace Cahill

first_imgChelsea boss Sarri: Ampadu can replace Cahillby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is happy to promote from within to replace wantaway defender Gary Cahill.Cahill has been linked with a move Southampton as well as several clubs abroad, and Sarri broached the subject of his future at his press conference ahead of the Carabao Cup semi-final first leg tie against Tottenham at Wembley on Tuesday. “His mind is not completely involved in our situation,” said Sarri.”We have to wait. For Cahill, the situation is different. We have (Ethan) Ampadu so we don’t need a replacement.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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a month agoNapoli striker Llorente fancies Spurs revenge on Liverpool

first_imgNapoli striker Llorente fancies Spurs revenge on Liverpoolby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFernando Llorente is up for Napoli’s Champions League opener against Liverpool.The former Tottenham striker says he’ll be ready should he be called upon.He said, “My second match with Napoli and immediately I find the Champions League finalist who beat us in the final. I can’t wait to play and help the team, if I have the opportunity. “We have the dream of giving 100%, Liverpool started the championship in incredible form, the most important thing when we meet teams like this is that we don’t make mistakes, Liverpool have players with so much quality, it’s very strong on the break, they don’t make mistakes. We have to be very careful and play a great game, giving the maximum, each one of us.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Kansas State Coach Bill Snyder Wrote A Congratulatory Letter To TCU QB Trevone Boykin

first_imgBill Snyder featured with his headset on.WACO, TX – NOVEMBER 17: Head coach Bill Snyder of the Kansas State Wildcats during a game against the Baylor Bears at Floyd Casey Stadium on November 17, 2012 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)This past Saturday, TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin led his team to an incredible come-from-behind victory against Kansas State, rallying the Horned Frogs from an 18-point second-half deficit. Friday, it was revealed by Boykin that Wildcats head coach Bill Snyder went out of his way to congratulate the senior signal-caller on the accomplishment. Yep, you read that correctly.Snyder, as he often does, wrote a congratulatory letter to Boykin following the game. Boykin posted a photo of the note to Twitter:I have so much respect for Coach Snyder and his Kansas st football team! #LivingLegend pic.twitter.com/An0ANnJgME— Trevone BoyKING (@OGcURIOUSDEUCE) October 16, 2015Last week, Snyder wrote a similar note to Oklahoma State’s kicker after he nailed the game-winner against the Wildcats.Snyder is regarded as one of the classiest coaches in college football, so this doesn’t come as a surprise. Well done, yet again.last_img read more

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