Eibar footballers and technicians lower their salary by up to 15%

first_imgFootballers and coaches of the Eibar men’s first team have agreed with the club to lower their salary by up to 15% in the event that the league is not resumed due to the coronavirus, according to what the Gipuzcoan entity from the First Division reported on Friday. 37 million spending on sports personnelEibar budgeted for this season (2019-2020) an expense of 37 million euros (37,695,500) in sports personnel, which represents 70% of the total expected expenses, of 53 million (53,094,000). Or what is the same, two out of every three euros the club planned to spend went to the pockets of the footballers and members of the coaching staff, including trainers, physical trainers, physical therapists, etc. This amount (37 million) for the current year is much higher than last season’s (27 million), so in one year it was going to increase by 10 million.On paying the rest of the Barça employees (total 200) only a disbursement of two million is planned (2,654,000), which represents 4% of the total budgeted expenses (53 million).For this reason, the economic cut should be made in sports personnel – those who charge the most – and not among the most humble workers in terms of wages.Eibar has a healthy economyThe league (employers of professional clubs) In early April, he urged the teams to start an ERTE to reduce working hours. The Eibar he ruled it out as having a healthy economy. It is the second club with the least net debt (in ‘box’ it has more than 40 million euros), only behind Athletic Club (187 million), with data as of June 2019.For the current season the Catalan entity had budgeted a profit of 20 million, before the global epidemic (pandemic) paralyzed almost all sports, economic and social activity. This caused them to quickly declare ERTE Alavés, Barcelona, ​​Atlético de Madrid and Espanyol, without waiting to reach a consensus with its staff.The AFE (Association of Spanish Soccer Players) It is more coherent for footballers to lower their wages so as not to affect all workers from a sports entity, and because it would be frowned upon for elite football to accept public money to pay professional players.The key is the percentage of decrease in wages. In many agreements that have been reached in the First Division, footballers would lower their salaries by 20% if the competition did not resume (This is the case of Real Sociedad, while it is 17% in Athletic Club). Instead, in the majority of agreements between clubs and players in the highest category the ‘take away’ would be 10% if the league continues behind closed doors.Regarding these figures, they benefit Barça footballers, who should ‘scratch their pockets less (in percentage) than other clubmates more powerful. It is the military advantage in the Eibar, a club that delivers on what it promises. And when it cannot, it agrees with the players and technicians a small economic reduction to avoid greater evils to the globality of a modest entity (in First Division) but honest. In case the current season (2019-2020) is resumed in the coming weeks, Template (players and the entire technical staff led by coach José Luis Mendilibar) you will see your remuneration reduced by only 2%, so it would almost charge the same as if the competition had not stopped.The CEO (Jon Ander Ulazia), the sports director (Fran Garagarza) and the technical secretary (Mikel Martija) join this pact, which shows that the ‘Barça family’ remains united even in bad times, when it is time to ‘tighten the belt’.The health, economic and social crisis that COVID-19 has caused worldwide has led to the Eibar to take this painful decision with the consensus of the staff to minimize the economic impact in the eibarresa entity.The most important thing is that this entente will allow the Catalan club to avoid an ERTE (Temporary Employment Regulation File) that could have affected the 200 workers in Eibar.The agreement has dragged on for the past few weeks, but in the end the positive is that there has been a ‘white smoke’ after a long wait in which the two parties have been negotiating, until an agreement has finally been reached.Eibar showed its “appreciation to all the people who have agreed to reduce their remuneration. In a situation as complex as the current one, these measures make it possible that other workers of the entity are not affected; and that the club can continue carrying out the social work that characterizes it, with concrete measures to help third parties, as it has been developing this past month in hospitals, residences and schools. “The club sent “a message of encouragement to the gun fans and to all of society in general. We thank all the messages of thanks and support received through different channels. With the help and solidarity of all, we will move forward.”last_img read more

Teen stabbed by knife-wielding bandit

first_imgA teenager is battling for his life in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) after he was stabbed to his chest by a knife-wielding bandit on a bicycle.Injured is Omesh Lakeram, who was stabbed after he tried to protect his two female friends, aged 19 and 17, from the bandit.Reports are that on Thursday evening at about 18:45h in the La Parfait Harmonie village, West Bank Demerara (WBD), Lakeram was in the company of the two sisters, who are his neighbours, when the robbery and stabbing incident occurred.As the trio exited at a bus stop in their village and started walking through the street, they noticed a pedal cyclist ride past them but thought nothing of it since that route was often traversed by many.However, after passing Lakeram and the two sisters, who were trailing some distance behind the lad, the man turned around and rode towards their direction. The cyclist snatched a handbag belonging to one of the sisters, but she did not let go. Instead, she held onto the handle as the bandit continued to tug at it. He managed to pull the bag out of her hand, leaving only the handle hanging.The bandit then pounced on the other sister, who also tried to hold onto her handbag. Lakeram ran to the sisters’ aid.Guyana Times was told that the bandit then stabbed him to his chest and rode away.A relative of the girls told this publication on Saturday that the sisters were not aware that Lakeram had been injured since they only noticed him falling to the ground but did not hear him complain of being stabbed.“They asked him if he was okay and he told them he was, that they should walk quickly and get home fast, while they were helping him to his feet. The girls had him braced on each of their shoulders to walk and then he told them suddenly he cannot walk and cannot see anymore and he fell again. That is when they realised he was stabbed, they raised his jersey and see the blood pouring out,” the woman stated.According to the woman, Lakeram’s father was also at that time walking through the street to get home from work, and noticed his son falling to the ground with the girls struggling to help him.The woman added that the man rushed to his son’s aid and with the assistance of the driver of a car that was passing that location, they managed to take the boy to the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH).However, due to the severity of the wound, Lakeram was immediately transferred to the GPHC.“They did a surgery on Friday and then the medical staff and doctor them told us he got a puncture to his lung and his heart. This child is on life and death, a 50-50 case, at the ICU. This is unfair, justice needs to be served,” the girls’ relative said.A report was made at the La Grange Police Station, WBD, shortly after the ordeal. Although Police retrieved the handle of one of the girls’ handbags along with a knife casing, no arrest has been made.Guyana Times was also told that the girls are still traumatised.last_img read more

Charlestown, Multi book their spots in Under-14 final

first_imgThe girls of Charlestown Secondary and the boys of North Ruimveldt Multilateral have secured their places in the ExxonMobil/Petra Under-14 Football league following thrilling semi-final games on Saturday.Although two of the semi-final matches were postponed because several players had been involved in a Guyana Football Federation camp, players in attendance were pumped and ready to get the ball rolling.The young ladies of Charlestown and New Campbellville Secondary were the first to take the field in Saturday’s double semi-final action. Their match-up was nothing short of nail biting, with a number of attempts being scooped up by the more- than-capable goal keepers.Driven by determination, the young ladies gave their all, but often saw their cunning plays fall through at the last moment. With the score locked at nil all, the decision was made to go into extra time, but even a few additional minutes could not determine who would advance to the final round.Following both team’s failure to score in extra time, a penalty shootout became the deciding factor in the electrifying encounter. It was then that the Charlestown girls took their opportunity, connecting each penalty to the back of the net.“It was challenging between us and Campbellville, but they played nice. It feels wonderful to go into the finals,” Charlestown captain Donna Lowe stated after the win.Subsequently, North Ruimveldt Multilateral took on St. John’s College in the first male semifinal. The encounter got off to a heated start, with Multi’s striker taking a shot at the goal within the first two minutes. Their upbeat attitude led them to a goal early on in the first quarter. Little did they know that would be the winning goal of the match.Highlighting that a few of their players were not able to play in Saturday’s match up, goal scorer Shaquan Favorite was of the opinion that the team performed to the best of their ability. “It was challenging, but I felt the team did well,” Favorite stated.This enthusiastic team is confident it can match skills with either of the two teams scheduled for the next semi-final.Both Charlestown and North Ruimveldt Multilateral will have to wait until Tuesday’s staging of the two remaining semi-final matches to determine whom they will meet in the final, come next Saturday, June 21.last_img read more

Hall show should be biggest yet

first_imgThe Fred Hall Fishing Tackle, Boat and Travel Show makes its annual five-day run today through Sunday at the Long Beach Convention Center. “You never know how the show will do, but we have so many different types of entertainment, a lot of give-aways, casting competitions,” Hall said. “We’re really proud of this show. We think we have the right stuff for it. We feel good.” Bart Hall thinks this year’s annual fishing, boat and tackle show will pale in comparison to his other Southland shows. “We have so many things for families to do, so much entertainment, that if you don’t have a good time, then you shouldn’t go to these shows,” the event organizer boasted. Those joining United Anglers at the show will also receive free admission. The show will be from 2 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $13 and youths 15 and under are free. keith.lair@sgvn.com (626)962-8811, Ext. 2272 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Hall says the show will feature the largest fishing boat show in the world. More than 400 boats have been squeezed into the convention center, Sports Arena and on the promenade next to the show grounds. “Those other (boat) shows may have 700, 800 1,000 boats, but they’re also ski boats, wakeboarding boats, inflatables,” Hall said. “This is just strictly fishing boats. We were concerned about getting them all in, but they’re in.” Saltwater, freshwater, fly-fishing, travel destinations, archery, hunting, dock-dog jumping, fishing fashion, outdoors cooking and photography are all part of the show, which features more than 350 seminars from top outdoors people. Among the show’s highlights will be the fourth annual Angler’s Caucus, scheduled for Thursday at 12:30 p.m. It will feature top Department of Fish and Game officials, leading tackle industry leaders and fishing conservation organizations. The Marine Protection Act will be discussed. The first 500 people buying tickets to the show can attend the caucus, sponsored by The American Sportfishing Association and United Anglers of Southern California. New this year will be two archery experts. Lilia Stepanova, 18, can hit the bull’s eye by shooting an arrow with her feet. Frank Addington, Jr. can split an aspirin in half with a bow and arrow shot from behind his back. last_img read more

Robinson reportedly rejects role as Leeds turn attention to Bristol Rovers boss

first_imgBristol Rovers manager Darrell Clarke is on the radar of Leeds president Massimo Cellino, it is understood.United owner Cellino has still to tell current boss Steve Evans whether he has a future at the club, but the Italian is already looking at possible replacements for the Scot.Evans was of the belief that keeping the club in the Sky Bet Championship would earn him a deal beyond the one he has, which expires in June, but has yet to receive any official word from Cellino.On a day when reports said MK Dons boss Karl Robinson had turned down the post, it is understood Cellino is interested in 38-year-old Clarke.Clarke, who turned out for the likes of Hartlepool and Mansfield in his playing days, has won back-to-back promotions from the Conference to League One with Rovers after joining them from Salisbury.He is one of a number of names – along with the likes of Robinson and John Sheridan – to be linked with the Leeds job, all while Evans awaits news.Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post on Monday, Evans said he was “hurting” at the lack of contact from above but intended to return to work on Wednesday after an end-of-season break.Evans’ situation is nothing new for Leeds managers under Cellino. The last two summers have seen Brian McDermott and Neil Redfearn put in almost identical positions and then leave after limited contact from the owner.Such issues have contributed to large sections of the Leeds support turning on Cellino, who said a fortnight ago that he wants to sell the club.The 59-year-old has courted controversy throughout his two-year reign and is currently considering how to respond to a Football Association charge of allegedly breaking its agent regulations over the sale of Ross McCormack to Fulham in 2014. 1 Darrell Clarke of Bristol Rovers last_img read more

Leeds transfer latest: Saiz, Alioski, Howson update and more of club’s deals

first_imgLeeds United have had a busy couple of weeks on and off the field, building up fans’ excitement for the new season.New owner Andrea Radrizzani has quickly won over fans after buying back Elland Road, regularly engaging on Twitter with supporters and showing ambition by making multi-million pound signings.With Danish boss Thomas Christiansen in place under a new structure involving director of football Victor Orta, the club have made five additions so far.READ MORE: Leeds United news: Championship fixtures 2017-18 – Every Whites game revealedHadi Sacko and Pontus Jansson’s stays have been made permanent after successful loan spells last season, signing from Sporting Lisbon and Torino respectively.Polish midfielder Mateusz Klich completed a reported £1.5m move from FC Twente last month, while the club also paid around £500,000 to sign Werder Bremen’s first-choice goalkeeper in Felix Wiedwald.Youngster Madger Gomes also joined after leaving Liverpool and more additions are likely to follow.Click the right arrow, above, to see talkSPORT’s round-up of the latest transfer comings and goings involving Leeds United…READ MORE: Championship 2017/18: Super Computer predicts table after five games of new season 9 Thomas Christiansen: Who could be coming and going under the new Leeds United head coach? – Click the right arrow, above, to see talkSPORT’s summary… Samu Saiz (Huesca) – The Spanish attacker could be the next arrival at Elland Road in the coming days, according to reports. With Real Madrid, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid on his CV, Saiz certainly has pedigree and Spanish journalist Jorge Puyuelo recently told Cadena Cope a deal ‘will be official, by the latest Monday.’ The attacking midfielder currently plays for Segunda Division outfit Huesca, with Leeds set to beat Eibar in the race for the £3million-rated star. Huesca’s director of football Jose Luis Ortas has reportedly confirmed Leeds have a ‘significant offer’ in place for the 26-year-old and the Yorkshire Evening Post claims a deal could be agreed ‘in a matter of days’. Saiz is comfortable playing in an attacking midfield role or further forward. He scored 12 goals and assisted nine more in 44 appearances last season. Kyle Bartley (Swansea City) – A centre-back is also high on the list of priorities for the West Yorkshire club – and Bartley would be up there with Leeds fans’ first choice. The 26-year-old spent last season on loan at Leeds from Swansea City, making 50 appearances and often stepping in as captain. He formed an impressive partnership with Pontus Jansson and supporters would like to see it continue next term. Swans boss Paul Clement has said he wants to look at Bartley in pre-season before deciding on the defender’s future, but, should he be surplus to requirements, he will not be short of suitors with Monk also said to be keen on linking up with Bartley again, this time at Middlesbrough. Should Swansea decide to sell up, their asking price could be higher than Leeds are willing to pay and they may opt to look for better value for money overseas. Charlie Taylor – The academy graduate’s Leeds contract expired at the end of June after he rejected a new deal and the West Yorkshire side will be due compensation from the left-back’s new club. The 23-year-old has put in some strong performances over the last couple of seasons which inevitably led to the interest of some Premier League clubs. And it now looks like Taylor will get his top-flight move, with Burnley set to beat West Brom, who wanted to avoid a tribunal, to his signature. Leeds could earn in excess of £5million in compensation, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post, but it remains to be seen how soon the hearing could take place. Giuseppe Bellusci – Much to the disappointment of Whites fans, Bellusci will report for pre-season training on Monday, according to Yorkshire Evening Post reporter Phil Hay. The 27-year-old spent last season on loan with Empoli, making 33 appearances as they were relegated from Serie A. Bellusci does not share a good relationship with the club’s fans after reports of the Italian defender’s disruptive influence in the dressing room and he is seeking a move away from the club. Bologna and Cagliari have been linked, while talkSPORT also reported Benevento’s interest last month, but Bellusci remains a Leeds player for now. 9 9 9 9 Filip Helander (Bologna) – In the likely event Leeds fail to land Bartley, they could turn their attentions to Swedish defender Filip Helander, from Bologna. The 24-year-old has previously played alongside compatriot Pontus Jansson at Malmo and, according to Goal, the Whites are interested in reuniting the pair. Helander, who has only just made his stay in Bologna permanent after an initial loan move, could cost around 8million Euros, while Leeds are said to have offered half of that price. The defender made 11 Serie A appearances last term, scoring once, while he also has Champions League experience, having played six times with Malmo in 2014/15. Ezgjan Alioski (Lugano) – Another attacking midfield target, Leeds are set to rival FC Basel for the Macedonian’s signature. The 25-year-old has played much of his career at left-back before a switch to an attacking role saw him transform into a key player, scoring 17 goals and assisting 14 more in 36 appearances for Swiss Super League outfit Lugano last term. The Whites are reportedly keen and Alioski only fuelled rumours of an exit from his current club after being absent from training on Friday – although it has since been reported this was an optional session. Leeds’ interest is clear, but they face heavy competition and it looks like there is still work to be done to get this one over the line. Whether they prioritise the Saiz deal remains to be seen. 9 9 9 9 Jonny Howson (Norwich City) – Re-signing their former captain would be a dream move for United fans. Howson, 29, left Leeds for Norwich in 2012 and has enjoyed his time at Carrow Road, making nearly 200 appearances and playing in both the Premier League and Championship. Howson reportedly turned down the offer of a new Canaries contract in May, with suggestions the Yorkshireman wants to return to the north with his family. He has two years left on his City deal and Middlesbrough boss Garry Monk is apparently keen to beat his former club to the £5million signing of Howson. Leeds are said to be keen on recruiting an experienced midfielder and Howson – who was given a good reception at Elland Road on the final day of last season – fits the bill. Rob Green and Marco Silvestri – Leeds’ signing of Felix Wiedwald means they now have four first-team goalkeepers on their books, which surely means the end at the club for one of the others. Academy graduate Bailey Peacock-Farrell is the least likely to depart, while Rob Green has recently been linked with a shock move to Arsenal. David Ospina, Wojciech Szczesny and Emiliano Martinez are attracting other clubs and Arsene Wenger could bring in the experienced shot-stopper, 37, as cover, according to The Sun. Marco Silvestri, who ended the season on the sidelines with a knee injury, has been linked with a return to Italy with Bologna said to be among those interested.last_img read more

PROSTITUTES OPENLY PLY TRADE ACROSS DONEGAL

first_imgPROSTITUTES are now openly plying their trade in several towns across Co Donegal.Two weeks ago donegaldaily.com reported how one prostitute had to be removed from a bar in Letterkenny after offering her services to men there.Now donegaldaily.com readers in Buncrana and Bundoran have told us how they have been approached by foreign prostitutes during the daylight hours. Two women approached several men in Bundoran on Saturday and Sunday. One handed over a piece of paper with poorly written English offering “massage” and “other services.”One man out for a stroll – trying to lose weight as part of Operation Transformation – told us: “I couldn’t believe my eyes or my ears. Her clothes left nothing to the imagination.“She handed me a note with a telephone number on it and said ‘we can go to your car now?’ I just said ‘no thanks’ and walked on but I couldn’t believe it.”We have also received similar reports from Buncrana on Monday evening said he had received a business card offering ‘massage services’ from “a woman who said she could do it any time and any where.” He added: “This happened at around 5.30pm. It was still daylight and I couldn’t believe it.”The Letterkenny incident wasn’t a one-off.We have also received several reports of similar incidents in the past few days with publicans on high alert.A married father of three out for an evening stroll© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The 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/donegaldailyPROSTITUTES OPENLY PLY TRADE ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: February 21st, 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:PROSTITUTES OPENLY PLY TRADE ACROSS DONEGALlast_img read more

Basanez, Wildcats pass up Spartans

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “I think I’ve learned a lot in my career here,” said Basanez, Northwestern’s all-time leader in passing yardage. “I’m kind of at a point now where I know what’s it like. You come in and you kind of think you know, but now I know what this team needs and what this offense needs as far as leadership style.” Michigan State entered the game third in the nation and first in the Big Ten in total offense, while Northwestern ranked fourth in the nation and second in the conference. Michigan State scored on the game’s first possession, going 75 yards in just three plays, the last an 18-yard touchdown pass from Drew Stanton to Kerry Reed. But the Spartans’ own mistakes – two interceptions in the end zone, two missed field goals and a fumble that was returned for a score – allowed Northwestern to take a 21-7 halftime lead. The Wildcats went up 28-7 on their first drive of the second half, capped by a 14-yard TD pass from Basanez to Eric Peterman. Michigan State, playing on its homecoming day, did not score again until midway through the fourth quarter. EAST LANSING, Mich. – Northwestern quarterback Brett Basanez played part of his freshman year with a broken leg. Last season, he struggled with a shoulder injury. The senior is relatively healthy this season. And it showed Saturday as he led surging Northwestern to a 49-14 victory over No. 22 Michigan State. Basanez passed for 331 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores to lead the Wildcats (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) to their third straight win. The game was billed as a meeting between two of the nation’s best offenses, but miscues by the Spartans (4-3, 1-3 Big Ten) allowed the game to turn into a rout. Michigan State has now lost three straight, while the Wildcats remain in the middle of the conference title race. center_img “They played harder than we did,” Michigan State coach John L. Smith said. “They played much better than we did.” Basanez, who entered the game as the Big Ten’s passing yardage leader, completed 24 of 30 passes and did not throw an interception. His favorite target was Shaun Herbert, who caught 10 passes for 138 yards. Freshman running back Tyrell Sutton had 109 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries. Stanton entered Saturday’s game as the nation’s leader in passing efficiency. But he struggled Saturday, completing 20 of 38 passes for 234 yards, a TD and three costly interceptions. “We didn’t execute on offense and it falls on my shoulders,” Stanton said. “I made too many mistakes.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Donegal man whose life was saved by Pieta House gets the best birthday gift

first_imgA young Donegal man has set a birthday wish of fundraising for Pieta House after the charity gave him the greatest gift of all – his life.Liam McGee from Dungloe will be marking his 22th birthday on August 2nd. He would not have made it to this date if it weren’t for Pieta House.Liam intended to take his own live at the beginning of this year. He had been dealing with depression from the age of 15, and was in and out of therapy from 17. He was living in Dublin studying music and working in retail when he planned his suicide.One text to Pieta House saved Liam’s life.“I was adamant that this was the only way to stop feeling what I woke up with every day. I was deeply unhappy and deteriorating daily. This, combined with an abysmal lifestyle and chronic depression, meant that I was slowly cutting myself off from everyone around me, neglecting what was important to me and I struggled to see an escape,” Liam said in his fundraising appeal for Pieta House.As soon as they were contacted, Pieta House acted fast to contact Liam and advise him to go to hospital. He was seen by a psychiatrist immediately and soon set plans in motion for a recovery. “I recovered by the skin of my teeth, having come dangerously close to disaster,” Liam said.Speaking to Donegal Daily, Liam said: “It was only recently before the call that I resumed therapy in January. I started on antidepressants for the first time. That, and a combination of work stress and the illness underneath led me to think about taking my own life.”“I had the number for Pieta House lying around after a chaplain at DIT gave it to me. They replied very quickly, we exchanged 10 or 15 messages before they called me. We were on the phone for half and hour. Going to hospital was harrowing, but I would never have made the decision without Pieta House.”Liam McGeeLiam added: “I felt like I was on my own with a very horrific mental illness. I’ve been to counsellors before but felt they can be very clinical. The woman at Pieta House was very warm, compassionate and she was genuinely concerned for my safety and wellbeing.”“Without Pieta House, I would certainly be dead,” Liam said. Liam’s recovery involved deferring college and changing his lifestyle. He has started working with the MyMind wellbeing centre in Dublin.“MyMind therapy is very good and very affordable for students. A big part of the reasoning behind me not going to therapy last year was because of the cost,” he said.With support from close friends, Liam said he is improving every day. To celebrate his 26th birthday, he decided to launch an online fundraising campaign.Instead of presents, he asked his friends to make a donation to Pieta House and shared his own experiences this year to explain why. Liam’s story has touched many hearts, with donations flooding in and breaking all targets in one week.“I set a goal at €150, now we are over €1,500 and I am so impressed by the kindness and level of support people have shown,” Liam said.Liam McGeeLiam’s personal experience has resonated with his friends and other young people online. He said many people have contacted him to show their support.“My most immediate friends would have known what I was going through. But I feel like I put across a persona that people would never have assumed this was going on in the background.“I am glad I made the decision to share this story because it can happen to absolutely anyone. I can show that an ordinary person can deal with this and come out the other end.”The donations, he said, are far kinder a gift than he could have ever asked for.“It shows that people really do care about the suicide endemic in Ireland. People really want things to change, which is nicer for people in that situation. They see the climate is changing, there is still some stigma but it’s lessening month by month. People can talk about their experiences and not made feel like a pariah for it now,” Liam said.Liam said he is glad that the fundraiser has put forward a key message – Pieta House is there to help, all you need to do is call.If you wish to support Liam’s fundraiser, visit: www.facebook.com/donate/444866589362968If you need to talk to someone, contact Pieta House by phoning Freecall 1800 247 247. Or if you can simply text HELP to 51444.More information and advice is available on pieta.ieVisit: Pieta House North West3rd Floor, Grand Central BuildingCanal Road, LetterkennyCo. DonegalF92EK7YPhone: 074-9126594Opening Hours:Monday to Friday: 10am to 5pmDonegal man whose life was saved by Pieta House gets the best birthday gift was last modified: August 1st, 2018 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:fundraisermental healthPIeta Houselast_img read more

New Garda car for Ballybofey but GRA say situation is still “farcical”

first_imgA leading Donegal Garda station which has been without a patrol car for almost a year is to get a new vehicle.Officers at Ballybofey Garda station have been forced to use their own private cars for many journeys in recent months.But the Government has announced that a new car is on the way to the Twin Towns as well as Milford. However, Donegal’s Garda Represenattaive Associuation member Brendan O’Connor has said the situation with resources for Gardai ijn the county is still farcical.He told Donegal Daily “We would welcome the allocation of these vehicles but the situation is still farcical overall.“Would you expect to get a new PC if yours broke down at work. Of course you would or you would not be able to do your job properly.“The same goes for comapnies like An Post – if a van breaks down in their fleet then it is replaced. That’s not the case with An Garda Siochana.” Garda O’Connor said there are simialr situation over the lack of vehicles at many other stations in Letterkenny, Ballyshannon and Buncrana.He added “A huge portion of our bduegt was spent on the Trump viist and that is just not on.”  New Garda car for Ballybofey but GRA say situation is still “farcical” was last modified: October 21st, 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:BallybofeycardonegalGardailast_img read more