first_imgBuncrana GAA has launched an exciting competition which offers the entire community an opportunity to propose a new name for the club.The competition was launched by Club Chairman Paul McGonigle and County Footballer Ryan Bradley with a visit to Scoil Naomh Iosaf, St. Oran’s, Scoil Náisiúnta Naomh Eighneach, Gaelscoil Bhun Crannacha, Scoil Noamh Mhura, and Scoil Íosagain. The competition requires entrants to compose a short essay (200-1,500 words) outlining their reasoning behind the proposed name. Entrants will be encouraged to take inspiration from local history, landmarks, people etc.The exciting competition is now open to all ages with prizes, kindly sponsored by Supervalu Buncrana, on offer for the lucky winners of each age category.Looking forward to the competition, Buncrana GAA Chairman and former County footballer Paul McGonigle said, “The Buncrana GAA Club represents the entire parochial area under the rules of the Association which means we cater for children from the Illies through Drumfries, Desertegney all through the Urban area up as far as Ludden and up to Tullydish, Sorne and everywhere in between.“We don’t have transfers as a player must represent the parish or club where they reside or their native parish if they have moved. It promotes lifelong involvement and bonds groups of players, friends, families and this is what sets the GAA apart from other team sports and is the reason why are the largest and fastest growing voluntary body in the country”. Speaking of the decision to look into renaming the club, the Chairman said, “Our responsibility as GAA officers is to ensure that we are giving every child in our parish the chance to partake in their national games of hurling and football irrespective of their age or creed and whether or not they have played before and our gates are and will always be open to new or returning members.“At our AGM we decided to research a name for the Club and bring these findings to the members who will ultimately decide on any change. To this end we want our parish and community to help by taking part in a unique competition to explore names for the Club and reasons for them.“This will generate an obvious interest in the GAA and the Buncrana Club and hopefully give a better understanding of what the organisation has to offer the youth of the parish. Our membership is expected to reach 600 this year and considering that the cost of membership for a child is €20 for the entire year, we are a pro-youth and pro-community voluntary organisation”.“Everyone involved is really excited about the competition which is open to all ages and you don’t have to be a member to get involved. We are very grateful to Kieran Doherty and Kavanagh’s Supervalu for sponsoring the competition and to Swilly Print for their support. A new name will give the entire parish greater ownership of and affiliation with their Club. The message we want to get out is that the GAA Club is owned by and includes the entire parish… now we want the people of the parish to give it a name that will last beyond generations”.It’s simple to enter. Entries should be minimum 200 words in length and no more than 1500 words and can be in English or Irish.All entries can be submitted by the 31stth March to: Buncranncha CLG, The Scarvey, Buncrana.GAA CLUB COMES UP WITH UNIQUE PLAN TO GIVE ITSELF A NEW NAME! was last modified: March 11th, 2012 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:Buncrana GAA ClubPaul McGoniglelast_img read more

Garg seeks VRS after being shifted to Power Ministry

first_imgNew Delhi: A day after he was shifted from the high profile Ministry of Finance to the Power Ministry, senior bureaucrat Subhash Chandra Garg on Thursday applied for voluntary retirement from service, sources said. Once the application of Garg seeking voluntary retirement is accepted he would become the first finance secretary to do so in 19 years. Garg was due for superannuation on October 31, 2020. In November 2000, senior IAS officer EAS Sharma also called it quits after being shunted out from the finance ministry to the relatively low key coal ministry during the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c detailsInstead of taking up coal secretary post, Sarma, who was the economic affairs secretary in the Vajpayee regime, had retired voluntarily, a year and two months before his superannuation date. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, which is chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had on Wednesday approved the appointment of Atanu Chakroborty, an 85-batch Gujarat cadre IAS officer, as the new Finance Secretary. Chakroborty was serving as Disinvestment Secretary. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from ThursdayThe government also appointed power secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla as Officer on Special Duty in the Home Ministry and he will take over as the new Union Home Secretary succeeding Rajiv Gauba when he retires on August 31. According to a DoPT order, Bhalla, a 1984 batch IAS officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre, will join the MHA with immediate effect and continue to function as OSD till Gauba retires for the smooth transition of the charges. Anil Kumar Khachi, a 1986-batch IAS from Himachal Pradesh cadre will be the new Disinvestment Secretary succeeding Chakraborty. As per the DoPT order, Anshu Prakash, 1986-batch UT cadre IAS officer, appointed as new Telecom Secretary while his batch-mate from West Bengal cadre RS Shukla will join as Secretary, Parliamentary Affairs. Ravi Capoor, a 1986-batch Assam Meghalaya cadre, was appointed Secretary, Textiles while his batch-mate Atul Chaturvedi was sent to Animal Husbandry and Dairying department in the same capacity. The ACC also cleared in-situ upgrade of 12 IAS officers of 1986 batch to the level of Special Secretary in the rank and pay of Secretary, as a measure personal to them, by temporarily upgrading the post held by them, the order said. Those 1986-batch IAS promoted as special secretaries include Anil Kumar Jain in the Environment Ministry, Subash Chandra in the Department of Defence, Sanjeev Nandan Sahai in the Power Ministry, Shambhu Singh in the Roads and Transport Ministry, Ravi Mittal in the Department of Financial Services, Pramod Kumar Das in the Department of Expenditure and Sanjeeva Kumar in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the order said.last_img read more

Christy Turlington Burns To Join March For Moms On Sunday

first_imgChristy Turlington Burns will join speakers at the MARCH for MOMS on Sunday.Maternal Mortality rates in the U.S. surpass those of any other industrialized nation with women of color dying at four times the rate of white women. One in every three Americans is born through major surgery — twice as many as are medically necessary. At the same time, we have the lowest birth weights, the widest disparities, and the worst paid family leave policies in the developed world.The MARCH for MOMS is a family-friendly event taking place on Sunday, May 6, on the National Mall between 7th-9th street from 1-4 p.m. This main event will bring together policymakers, celebrities, professional leaders and families who have been affected by our broken maternity care system. In addition, there are 50+ sister marches, hosted by, in communities all over the country.In its second year, the March has grown to include over 40 national partners, including all of the professional stewards of maternal health. The intent is to gather to kick off the first-ever National Maternal Health Awareness week leading up to Mother’s Day. This public demonstration will provide diverse speakers, uniting with one voice, on a national stage, to publicly declare ‘enough’.“Society must step up and assume responsibility to address the current health of moms and babies. Within a few days of this event, the US Senate will vote on one of the most critical bills we are advocating passage of, the Maternal Mortality bill,” said Ginger Breedlove, founding president of March for Moms. “Through this effort, we will amplify the question of whether society as a whole agrees to take action on the fact that US mother’s experience the worst outcomes of all high-income country’s in the world.”To support the rally efforts, March for Moms team will visit Capitol Hill on Tuesday May 8th to speak to policy makers about the essential need for significant focus and funding on maternal health issues. Learn more about active legislation pertaining to these issues.For event details and a full list of speakers please click here.last_img read more