GNBS hosts consultations for construction of VIP latrine

first_imgIn accordance with its mandate to promote and implement standards in key sectors within the country, the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) on Tuesday commenced consultations with key stakeholders in the construction sector, on the development of a code of practice for the design and construction of Ventilated Improved Pit (VIP) latrines.Mariella Seepaul, member of the National Standards CouncilA draft standard document for the latrine’s construction was developed by the Technical Committee of the National Standards Council and was presented during the consultancy exercise at the National Library.Member of the National Standards Council, Mariella Seepaul in presenting the draft conveyed that the code gives recommendations for the design, location, construction, and maintenance of the VIP latrines which are most applicable for households and institutions in rural areas.On this note, Seepaul explained that not only does the VIP latrine differ in design compared to traditional ones, but there now exists a requirement which includes the gathering and submittal of information to the relevant authority before such a structure can be erected.Illustration of a single pit Ventilated Improved Pit latrineThis is, by far, the most important guideline to be followed.“In order to design the VIP latrines, information should be obtained including site conditions, number of users and information to be given to the authorities…before the commencement of any work, plans of the proposed sanitation facility, in such form as may be prescribed by the Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) or Town Council shall be submitted to the relevant authority” she explained.Additionally, information that should be obtained includes the nature of the soil and subsoil conditions. This entails the approximate height of water table and any available record of flood levels or information as to the variation, seasonal or otherwise, in the high water table.The standard document states that proposed structures must be built on sites that are “well drained”, above flood levels and should also be at least 30 metres away from water sources such as wells and springs.The VIP latrine is described as an improved sanitary household solution for human excreta, which has a tall vertical vent pipe and a fly screen fitted at its top. It can either be single (one pit) or alternating (two pits).last_img read more

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The 20 best debuts from the new Premier League season

first_img 20 20 20. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – Okay, he only had a 12-minute cameo but his fast feet were mesmeric as he dazzled the Stoke City defence. It may have been a brief debut but it was full of promise. 3. Georgino Wijnaldum (Newcastle United) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – The Dutch youngster was man of the match for the Magpies and looks pretty nifty in midfield. A powerful header from a wonderful Gabriel Obertan was the cherry on top. 4. Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – It was probably unsurprising Cabaye had a good debut for Alan Pardew’s Eagles but, nonetheless, he still had to put in a top showing. He capped it with a well taken goal too. 20 20 13. Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – Was part of the Hammers’ solid backline which shut out Arsenal. The Italian did well alongside Winston Reid and was excellent aerially and getting tackles in. 20 20 8. Reece Oxford (West Ham) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – Not bad for a 16-year-old. His positioning was brilliant but he occasionally looked a little passive during the match. Looks to be a hot prospect for the Hammers. 20 20 16. Christian Benteke (Liverpool) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – Solid but unspectacular. The Belgian striker was always going to have a tough time against centre-backs Geoff Cameron, Marc Muniesa and Philipp Wollscheid. He’ll improve as connects with his new team-mates. 10. Jose Manuel Jurado (Watford) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – In his career he’s played for both Real and Atletico Madrid and it’s unsurprising given some of the classy touches he showed against Everton. His move onto the left flank where he crossed for Miguel Layun’s goal was superb. 20 14. Sebastian Prodl (Watford) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – Austrian centre-back Prodl joined the Hornets on a free transfer in the summer. He was a rock at the back during a testing debut up against Romelu Lukaku. 7. Rudy Gestede (Aston Villa) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – Coming off the bench and thumping in the game-winning goal on the opening day of the season is a pretty good start to your career at a new club. The striker’s powerful header from a corner against Bournemouth looks like it could be a sign of things to come. 12. Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – Spurs might have lost but their new Belgian, unsurprisingly given his form for Southampton last year, made them look strong at the back. As the Lilywhites pushed for a level he also provided what was probably the pass of the weekend only to see the recipient fluff his lines. Every season we see a raft of new signings on the opening day of the Premier League.Some good, some bad. Some great, some dreadful. There have been all manner of first impression over the years as clubs shuffle their pack.But who were the standout performers for their new sides as the English campaign got off to another exciting start?To see who talkSPORT thought were the best debutants, click the right arrow above… 15. Ibrahim Afellay (Stoke City) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – The ex-Ajax and Barcelona man look confident on his Premier League debut. He battled well with Nathaniel Clyne and produced a couple of bits of skill too. 20 20 18. Memphis Depay (Manchester United) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – The Dutchman looked disappointed when Louis van Gaal took him off, he clearly knew he had more to give but still showed glimpses of brilliance. 20 6. Andre Ayew (Swansea City) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – Garry Monk’s free transfer swoop for Ayew was a masterstroke and the Ghanaian’s touch before his goal against Chelsea oozed class. 20 20 19. Alex McCarthy (Crystal Palace) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – Alan Pardew claims the former Reading and QPR man has England potential – and he’s not wrong. He made an excellent double save to keep the Canaries at bay and could well keep out Julian Speroni and Wayne Hennessey this season. 9. Joe Gomez (Liverpool) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – The Reds spent £3.5m on the young Charlton defender this summer and after a good pre-season he got a run out at left-back. Cool as a cucumber, the 18-year-old dealt with everything thrown his was and got an assist for Philippe Coutinho’s goal. 20 20 5. Sergio Romero (Manchester United) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – The Argentine was a surprise signing over the summer but when thrown in against Tottenham he put in a superb showing, with a number of good saves denying Spurs an equaliser. 20 1. Dimitri Payet (West Ham) – What a performance! The Frenchman’s mature display showed every aspect of his ability. Hard working, skilful, intelligent and a dab hand at set-pieces, Payet could be one of the signings of the season. 20 17. Jose Holebas (Watford) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – Dashing down the left-flank, the Hornets star was a real menace. It’s no wonder he kept Ashley Cole out of the Roma side at times last season. 20 2. Matteo Darmian (Manchester United) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – According to Louis van Gaal, the Italian is second choice behind Antonio Valencia this season but, after a stunning debut where he kept Spurs’ Nacer Chadli and the drifting runs of Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen quiet, it’s unlikely he’ll spend much time on the bench. 20 11. James Milner (Liverpool) – Click the right arrow to see who were the best debutants this weekend… – The England star already looks like he’s forming a good partnership with Jordan Henderson. Astonishing to think he has been signed on a free transfer. last_img read more

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Wife’s arrest jars neighbors

first_img Jimenez said neighbors watched as technicians examined the Escalade before having it towed as evidence. “It’s terrible,” he said. “Ray was a good guy.” Grotefend said it was too soon to speculate about a motive, but Jimenez and others said Esperanza had told people on the block that her husband wanted a divorce. After hours of questioning Thursday, Esperanza Castro was arrested after midnight and booked on suspicion of murder, according to a sheriff’s press release. Her bail was set at $1 million; she is due to be arraigned Tuesday in Santa Clarita Superior Court. Meanwhile, McMains said she’s filled with regret. She said she noticed Wednesday morning that something was different at the Castro home. She didn’t see the kids, Corina and Eric, and there were no signs of the family’s frequent visitors. Thursday morning, squad cars filled the street. “It was weird,” she said. “There were no cars there. There’s always cars there. There was something wrong.” Patricia Farrell Aidem, (661) 257-5251 pat.aidem@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CANYON COUNTRY – One woman made the sign of the cross as she drove past the home. Another neighbor turned his back against the puddle of blood still in the driveway, a few bouquets and a burning candle placed nearby. Sandy McMains shed a tear as she looked across the street at the home neighbors laud as the nicest one on the block and wondered if there was anything she could have done. “It’s overwhelming,” she said. “I can’t believe it happened in our neighborhood. I keep thinking I could have done something.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 News that their neighbor, Esperanza Castro, 42, had been arrested early Friday in the slaying of her 43-year-old husband, Raymond Castro, stunned the residents of Evron Avenue in Canyon Country. The man they called Ray was well-liked, the owner of a successful landscape company who had a junior high school-age son and daughter and an adult son from an earlier marriage. “I really feel sorry for the little girl,” said Albert Jimenez, who lives across the street from the Castros’ two-story, rosebush-lined home. “He worked long hours and she would come out and wait for him to come home. They would take walks together.” Sheriff’s homicide Lt. Al Grotefend said he expected at least one more arrest in the case. Investigators, he said, believe the couple battled Wednesday night in the house – blood and signs of a struggle were found in several rooms, on the driveway and on the sidewalk in front of the house, near where Esperanza Castro’s white Cadillac Escalade was parked. Then, hours after she or her adult daughter called 911 to say Castro was missing, his body was found Thursday morning in the bed of his company pickup truck, parked in a remote spot off Sierra Highway beneath the junction of two local freeways, Grotefend said. An autopsy is expected today to determine the cause of death, said Harvey Craig of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. Grotefend said it appeared that Castro suffered blunt-force trauma, but noted that the body was in poor condition and injuries were difficult to distinguish. last_img read more

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STUDENTS GET UNIQUE LESSON ON LIFE WITHOUT ELECTRICITY AFTER POWER-CUT!

first_imgAlmost 400 students are having a unique experience – life without electricity!Arranmore Island.The students are on Arranmore Island which has been without electricity all day.The island was hit by a power-cut from 11am this morning and power is not expected to be restored until this evening.The ESB has confirmed that staff are working to restore the supply.It is thought that heavy lightning from electrical storms caused the outage.“Students have been unable to power their laptops and other electrical gadgets and have had to do without them for a day, which is quite a unique experience for them,” said a spokesman.STUDENTS GET UNIQUE LESSON ON LIFE WITHOUT ELECTRICITY AFTER POWER-CUT! was last modified: July 6th, 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)last_img read more

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Suspect held in fatal shooting

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsPolice withheld the names of the victims, both minors. When they first responded to the scene, officers found “a large amount of blood,” according to a written statement, as the two boys had been taken by friends to a local hospital. More than 60 people were detained, according to the department, and the shooting is thought to be gang-related. Although one was pronounced dead at the hospital, the other injured teenager had been shot in the leg and is in stable condition. Powell said they are still looking for more suspects. Police are asking anyone with information to call (562) 945-8250. todd.ruiz@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4444160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA FE SPRINGS – Whittier police arrested one suspect hours after a dispute at a post-prom party left one 17-year-old dead and another with a gunshot wound early Sunday, police said. Police arrested George Banuelos, 25, of Santa Fe Springs as a shooting suspect several hours after arriving at the scene in the 11500 block of Joslin Street at 2:31 a.m. “It was a fairly significant event out there, and a fairly large crime scene,” said Lt. Wyatt Powell of Whittier police. last_img read more

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Center to be named for deputy

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2City officials said the idea for the boxing center started in 2004 when they began working with El Calvario Community Center. “Chief Ken Weldon spearheaded the idea of building a new facility in the center’s back yard because they already had a small boxing room the kids in the neighborhood enjoyed,” Timken said. “But unfortunately, a couple of things didn’t work out.” Chela Ortiz, widow of slain sheriff’s Deputy Jerry Ortiz, said the city was still trying to figure out how to establish the boxing center when her husband was killed. “My husband, Jerry Ortiz, was killed in the line of duty on June 24, 2005. He was a great boxer and it made sense to create a gym in his name,” Chela Ortiz, 37, said. “We really believe it will carry on what he was doing in his job.” Jerry Ortiz was assigned to the Safe Streets Unit of the sheriff’s Lakewood Station and was shot in Hawaiian Gardens while conducting a follow-up investigation. A date has not yet been set for the opening of the Jerry Ortiz Boxing and Youth Fitness Gym Foundation but Chela Ortiz said renovations are already being done and the gym will be open soon. nisha.gutierrez@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! EL MONTE – The city is making way for a youth boxing and fitness center that city officials said will be dedicated to one of their own. “Jerry Ortiz was an El Monte kid, his family has lived here for a long time,” Councilwoman Emily Ishigaki said. “He grew up in the city and became a Los Angeles County Sheriff. Last year he was brutally murdered and now this gym will be named in his honor.” The youth boxing and fitness center will be built inside a vacant city-owned building at 3557 Lexington Ave., paid for largely by a $91,425 grant the City Council approved last month. “The funding the City Council allocated will allow us to remodel the interior of the building and get some things like lockers and gym equipment,” said El Monte police Detective Kurt Timken, who is a member of the Jerry Ortiz Boxing and Youth Fitness Gym Foundation. “Now we’re ready to start knocking down walls with sledge hammers.” last_img read more

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BISHOP BOYCE: DIOCESE AUDITED BY CHILD PROTECTION WATCHDOG

first_imgTHE CATHOLIC Bishop of Raphoe, Dr Philip Boyce, has confirmed that his is one of the dioceses audited by the church’s child protection watchdog.It is known that the National Board for Safeguarding Children, whose chief executive is Ian Elliot, has completed such audits in three of the 26 Catholic dioceses in Ireland and is expected to have finalised audits on three more by the end of this month. No details of any can be released without the permission of the relevant bishop.In a letter to The Irish Times today, Bishop Boyce says: “I have fully co-operated with the recent audit by the Health Service Executive and the audit review by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church.” He continues: “All allegations of abuse are reported to the statutory authorities. A diocesan child protection committee was set up in June 2006.”In addition, “there are two specially trained people who, in turn, have trained church personnel, both clerics and laity, in child-protection policies and procedures. All 33 parishes have two or more child protection representatives who, in turn, train at local level all church personnel who are involved in activities with children.”THIS IS THE FULL LETTER TO TODAY’S IRISH TIMES:A chara, – I refer to the article by Mary Raftery published in The Irish Times (Opinion Analysis, July 14th), where it is stated that there has been a mismanagement of child safeguarding allegations in the diocese of Raphoe “with persistent allegations that there was knowledge of abuse at the highest levels which was not acted on”. I wish to challenge this unfounded statement. As bishop of Raphoe, I have fully co-operated with the recent audit by the Health Service Executive and the audit review by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church. The diocese takes the duty of safeguarding children very seriously. Reflecting church safeguarding policies, all allegations of abuse are reported to the statutory authorities. A diocesan child protection committee was set up in June 2006. Furthermore, there are two specially trained people who, in turn, have trained church personnel, both clerics and laity, in child protection policies and procedures. All 33 parishes have two or more child protection representatives, who in turn train at local level all church personnel who are involved in activities with children. An audit of good practice is carried out in each parish every year and forwarded to the National Board for Safeguarding Children. Vetting for those who work with children has also been put in place.I express my shock and deep disappointment with the findings of the Cloyne report. It enforces my commitment to continue working and co-operating with State bodies and church policies in creating and sustaining a safe environment for children. – Is mise, Bishop PHILIP BOYCE, OCDLetterkenny,Co Donegal. BISHOP BOYCE: DIOCESE AUDITED BY CHILD PROTECTION WATCHDOG was last modified: July 19th, 2011 by gregShare 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:bishop boycechild protectionwatchdoglast_img read more

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HURLING: ST EUNAN’S SEE OFF BURT IN SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP

first_imgConor McVeigh fields a high ballDonegal Senior Hurling ChampionshipSt. Eunan’s 1-8Burt 1-5  St. Eunan’s scored a second victory in this year’s Donegal senior hurling championship with a hard fought win over holders Burt in O’Donnell Park on Saturday.With both sides coming into the game unbeaten their clash was eagerly anticipated. Unfortunately, the stormy conditions put paid to any prospects of entertaining hurling. Playing with the wind in the first half, Burt opened the scoring with a long range point in the first minute from Christopher McDermott.This proved to be the last score from play in the half. Defences were well on top throughout, with Martin McGrath and Kyle McGrath outstanding for Burt and Francis Lennon and Conor O’Donnell prominent for the hosts.Both sets of players pressured each other throughout, forcing a series of wides and turnovers of possession. Burt’s Ronan McDermott and Colm Breathnach for St. Eunan’s exchanged early frees. McDermott extended the visitors’ lead to three points with two further strikes in the 12th and 17th minutes. Breathnach pointed after 21 minutes, followed by an immediate reply from McDermott. The final score of the first period was a third Breathnach strike on 26 minutes after strong play from Gearóid Leahy won a free.Just before half-time Enda McDermott broke through on goal for Burt but was denied by a last ditch hook from Conor O’Donnell and a fine save from James Connors. The away team took a two point lead into the break, 0-5 to 0-3.St. Eunan’s wasted no time in using the wind advantage. An early Breathnach free closed the gap. Seán McVeigh began dominating the midfield area and he scored a superb point from the wing to level affairs.Burt goalkeeper Paul Burns pulled off a top class save from a Leahy shot, and only great defending by Ciaran Dowds denied Stephen Doherty a certain goal for St. Eunan’s.The home team seemed to have struck a decisive blow in the 42nd minute when Breathnach fired a penalty to the roof of the net. However, Burt fought back and they equalised with ten minutes left when Micky McCann finished a loose ball to the net after a goalmouth scramble. The next score would prove vital. Both sides missed opportunities. Burt came close when a Christopher McDermott shot rebounded off an upright to safety. Three minutes remained when Breathnach pointed a free from fifty metres. The home team sealed the win with a close range point by Seán McVeigh and a fine strike from midfielder Colm Flood at the end of a run through the Burt defence.St. Eunan’s: James Connors, Shane O’Connor, Eunan O’Donnell, Francis Lennon, Conor Parke, Adie Gaffey, Conor O’Donnell, Colm Flood (0-1), Seán McVeigh (0-2), Stephen Doherty, Conor McVeigh, Eugene Organ, Conor O’Grady, Colm Breathnach (1-5, 0-5 frees, 1-0 pen), Gearóid Leahy. Subs: Lee Scanlon (41 mins), Kevin Meehan (47 mins), Cormac Goulding, Neil Darragh, John Ireland, Aaron O’Connell, Dara Kerrane, Caoimhín Lennon, Ciaran Kelly, Fergal Finn, Cormac Hartnett, Eoin Scanlon, David Ireland, John McIntyre, Paddy Flood, Noel Gorman, Michael McGrath.Burt: Paul Burns, Tom Doherty, Martin McGrath, Gareth Quinn, Kyle McGrath, Ciaran Dowds, Johnny Downey, Stephen Gillespie, Pádraig Doherty, Christopher McDermott (0-1), Enda McDermott, Ronan McDermott (0-4 frees), Conor McLaughlin, Johnny McGrath, Micky McCann (1-0). Subs: Kevin Boyce (48 mins), Gavin McGrath, Barry Gallagher, Seán Murphy.“Conor O’Donnell and Colm Flood (St. Eunan’s) contest possession with Christopher McDermott (Burt)”Sean McVeigh breaks through the Burt defence under pressure from Ronan McDermottHURLING: ST EUNAN’S SEE OFF BURT IN SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: August 17th, 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:BURTdonegalHURLINGSenior championshipSt Eunanslast_img read more

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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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