Take Danos La Paz in Race 5

first_img Outclassed 2. LITTLE BIG HORN 3. SUPER GLITTERMAN 4. BELTANE 5. DANOS LA PAZ 6. ZI BEAST 7. BIGDADDYKOOL. SUNRISE-6 SELECTIONS Tomorrow is the big Boom Jamaica Derby Day at Caymanas Park, with 12 races down to be contested. Post time for the first race is set for 11:20 a.m. Jamaica Oaks heroine FAYROUZ and 2000 Guineas winner COMMANDER TWO are the ante-post favourites in the full field of 16 for the Derby. As usual, we look at the Sunrise-6, which again begins at Race Two. Nine horses will face the starter in the $180,000 claiming event over 1300 metres and the down-in-class LITTLE BIG HORN is expected to go to post a very warm favourite. Only the horse’s connections can fully explain the reasons for the five-year-old’s sudden drop, in one week, from $800,000 to one of the lowest claiming levels at the racecourse. He finished lame, just over two lengths behind winner Loose Cannon in 1:01.0 for 1000 metres round, but even at 80 per cent, should be able to take care of this field easily. The sparingly raced SUPER GLITTERMAN will provide all the answers in Race Three over 1000 metres straight for non-winners of two. Both the selection and FOOT SOLDIER were outclassed by Khaleesi’s Revenge on February 24 over tomorrow’s distance. SUPER GLITTERMAN had, however, just won a maiden event and took on non-winners of two, too high in the handicaps. He is back for the first time since that run, and if he produces anything close to his maiden win on January 13, he should be able to top this field. | The fourth race is division two of the third event. BELTANE, SILVER ROCKET, and PAPER CHASER all have strong chances, based on their efforts behind Amar on May 23. PAPER CHASER was closest to the winner at the end of the race, but BELTANE showed very good early speed and is the choice to win tomorrow as he comes back the best off at the handicaps. Race Five is a very knotty $450,000 claiming race event over 1500 metres. BRAVE PROSPECT led for a long way in a 1600 metres race at this level on June 9 but finished second, nine lengths behind winner Golden Bullet. Earlier, BRAVE PROSPECT was fifth by just over eight lengths to Queen Of Baghdad in a 1400-metre race, where a very light DANOS LA PAZ placed fourth by seven lengths. The handicaps appear to favour BRAVE PROSPECT, but DANOS LA PAZ is showing his best form in many months and can get his fifth win. Last time out, the Anthony Nunes-trained seven-year-old closed fast to take fifth (three lengths behind winner Secret Traveller) in $550,000 claiming and is now ready to be unsaddled inside the winners’ enclosure on Derby day. Take ZI BEAST (training well) to win the sixth and BIGDADDYKOOL in the seventh, where trainer Nunes has a very strong hand, despite the presence of last year’s Triple Crown winner SHE’S A MANEATER and the very fit WILL IN CHARGE.last_img read more

Doctors deserve better

first_imgDear Editor,The public health system has been plagued with a plethora of problems, ranging from shortages of drugs and medical supplies to prolonged waiting time for patients at outpatient and even emergency departments. Very often, patients’ frustration, disappointment and anger are usually directed at the doctors and nursing staff, many of whom are not responsible for the mismanagement that occurs on a daily basis.The doctors themselves are frustrated with the system, and have made known their concerns about drug shortages, equipment failure, and inadequate and untimely laboratory results — all of which have a severe impact on clinical management of patients.At some departments in the GPHC, it is the norm for doctors to work 96 hours per week. This happens when doctors work “on call” every three days. In extreme instances, some departments require doctors to work from Saturday morning at 8 am to Monday at 4 pm, a total of 56 hours continuously, in addition to the average work week.It should be noted that GPHC is regarded as the best staffed public hospital; one can only imagine how many more hours doctors at the regional and district hospitals across Guyana have to work.Many of the doctors believe they would be able to provide a better quality of service if the public health system adopts the European Standards of Work for Physicians in Guyana.Inadequate accommodationWhen physicians are “on call,” they are required to be physically present in the hospital compound. This is to ensure that, if needed, they would be immediately available. The public hospitals would usually designate an area wherein these “on call” doctors can be found, if needed. The basic requirements are a secure room, with toilet and bath, a cot, table and chair. These basic requirements are not met by most of the institutions, forcing doctors to sleep on the corridors or in their cars.At the GPHC, for example, both male and female doctors are required to share the same room, with few beds and limited toilet facilities being available.Salaries and allowancesMany Government Medical Officers are unhappy with their remuneration, especially the younger doctors. A first-year GMO at GPHC receives a salary of $181,808. A second year GMO at GPHC gets a salary of $218,169. A third-year GMO at GPHC gets a salary of $261,802. Many of these doctors have complained that these salaries are wholly inadequate, especially with the increased cost of living.The allowances that a doctor receives across the public health system vary. The doctors at GPHC would get a monthly housing allowance of $20,000, but most of them complain that they are unable to rent a house in or around Georgetown for this sum of money. They also receive a meal allowance of $500 per call, which is far less than what an actual meal would cost. If a doctor decides to buy a real meal while “on call”, s/he would often end up spending more than $1000.Doctors are given a $3000-per-month cell phone allowance, to be used when on call to get in contact with their registrars or consultants. Most young doctors complain that this sum is inadequate, and they are seeking an increase in this allowance.Doctors are required to work ‘’on call” — that is, for extended periods after their regular 8-hour shift — during the work week, from 4 pm to 8 am Monday to Friday, and on weekends from 8 am to 8 pm Saturday, Sunday and holidays. For each on-call session, the doctor is paid $2500 as an “On Call” allowance, which the PPP/C Government had agreed would not be taxed. The APNU/AFC has now imposed a tax on this “On Call” allowance.Many doctors in the public health sector are contending that the Granger Administration is rewarding party loyalty over medical competence and meritocracy. Many young doctors are complaining that scholarships for further training have not been properly advertised, panels are not balanced, and results are often skewed. They feel efforts must be made to have an open and transparent system wherein persons are promoted based on their assessed competence, or sent for postgraduate training based on merit.Our medical doctors deserve better. They should earn better salaries and allowances, have reduced working hours to improve patient outcomes, experience better working conditions in the hospitals, and be subjected to a fair and equitable system that would allow for promotion based on merit, rather than a party card.As the Government prepares to lay the next budget in Parliament, I hope the many concerns that doctors and other medical staff have raised about their remuneration and conditions of work would be considered.Sincerely,Dr Frank Anthony, MPlast_img read more

Suarez seeks first Barca goal at Ajax

first_img0Shares0000AMSTERDAM, November 4-Two defeats in as many games has not been the dream start Luis Suarez sought to life as a Barcelona player, but one of his old hunting grounds offers the chance to get up and running as the Catalans travel to Ajax on Wednesday.The Uruguayan scored 111 goals during a four-year spell with the Dutch champions before moving to Liverpool in 2011, but has yet to find the net since sealing his club record £75 million ($120 million, 96 million euro) move to Barcelona in July. Barca’s star-studded front three of Suarez, Neymar and Lionel Messi were denied by a fine goalkeeping display from Sergio Alvarez and the woodwork four times as Celta Vigo recorded their first away win at Barcelona since 1941 on Saturday, just a week after Barca were beaten for the first time in the league this season at Real Madrid.“The match against Ajax is the most important at the moment,” said Suarez, who played the full 90 minutes against Celta for the first time since his four-month ban for biting at the World Cup.“It is clear that it is a club that gave me everything.“I learned a lot and I will always be thankful for that. To return and play in the Champions League with Barcelona will be great.”A win for Barca at the Amsterdam Arena allied to victory for Paris Saint-Germain at home to APOEL Nicosia will see both the top seeds in Group F into the last 16 with two games to spare.However, Luis Enrique’s men will not be taking Ajax lightly having suffered their first defeat of last season in the Dutch capital 2-1 despite playing against 10 men for the majority of the second-half.“They started very strongly and over ran us in the early part of the game,” midfielder Sergio Busquets said on Monday.“When they went down to 10 men and we scored it changed. We hope that doesn’t happen again.”Busquets has been one of a number of Barca players below par in the last two games, but he refuted suggestions he was still feeling the after effects of a hip injury picked up towards the end of last season and accepted the scrutiny that will come their way after back-to-back defeats.“It is normal that there is a debate and everything is looked at with a magnifying glass. If you lose you have to improve because you are not doing everything well, but we always analyse ourselves, as much when we win as when we lose.“We need to keep working and improving, we can’t do anything else.”Ajax need to win to retain any realistic hope of reaching the last 16 and midfielder Lasse Schone believes lightning can strike twice for Frank de Boer’s men.“Everyone then had written us off last year, but we won,” Schone, who scored twice in Saturday’s 4-0 win over FC Dordrecht, told the club’s website.“The more people say we can’t do it the better. Barcelona are better than last year, but again there is always a chance.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Daily News speller makes national quarterfinals

first_imgA Pasadena girl moved into the semifinals of the 80th annual Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee on today by correctly spelling “zwieback,” a kind of sweet bread. Emma Manning, 14, will represent the Daily News as she competes against other fourth-round winners during the competition in Washington, D.C. The semifinals and finals will be broadcast Thursday on ESPN and ABC. “She’s thrilled,” said Laura Manning, Emma’s mom. “She was so happy when she realized she was going to be on television. That was what she wanted.” Emma qualified for the competition after winning the Daily News Regional Spelling Bee in March. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The semifinals will air live Thursday on ESPN beginning at 7 a.m. The finals will be broadcast locally from 5-7 p.m. on ABC, Channel 7. susan.abram@dailynews.com (818) 713-3664last_img read more

Daley Blind transfer latest: Former Man United star to help broker £18m deal?

first_img1 Manchester United may have splashed out almost £133million this summer but it quite simply has not stopped the rot at Old Trafford.A 4-0 humiliation at MK Dons in the Capital One Cup second round, albeit with a second string team, has further heaped the pressure on manager Louis van Gaal and with five days until the transfer window slams shut new recruits remain a priority.One name Van Gaal knows well is Dutch compatriot Daley Blind, who has been hotly tipped to move to United after an impressive showing at this summer’s World Cup. Here, talkSPORT has the latest on a potential switch.Former star to set up moveEdwin van der Sar is adored by United fans and the former goalkeeper will further enhance his reputation if he helps broker the deal for Blind. That’s what the Daily Star are reporting, with the newspaper claiming Van der Sar, who is now part of Ajax’s management board, touched down at United’s Carrington training base yesterday to help oversee an £18million deal.Agent denies any offerBut Blind’s representative, Rob Jansen, exclusively told talkSPORT, Manchester United had made no contact over a move for the versatile Netherlands international. Jansen played down reports of a deal being imminent and said: “At this moment Manchester United have not been in touch with me or Ajax about Daley and I’m not sitting here waiting for the call.”Ajax open to saleHowever, contrary to comments from Blind’s agent, the Eredivisie giants are open to selling the 24-year-old. Ajax’s technical director Marc Overmars told Dutch newspaper, De Telegraaf: “We want to keep Blind for another year, but if the offer is high, we’re happy to talk. There is some movement around Blind – people are enquiring here and there.” Ajax’s Daley Blind is wanted by Manchester United last_img read more

Producer: Lana Clarkson was despondent

first_img“She was reaching a certain level of sadness, hitting a wall in her personal life,” he said. He said he was concerned enough to suggest therapy to Clarkson, who was taken home at 4 a.m. by Laughlin. His testimony corroborated Laughlin’s account of Clarkson’s mood in her final days. On cross-examination, prosecutor Pat Dixon tried to portray Clarkson’s depression as typical of many actresses. Sims said he had heard similar things but he suggested that Clarkson’s situation was different. “It felt serious for me about where she was at and it was just before she died,” he said. In the hearing on the defense motions, prosecutor Alan Jackson argued that it might not be necessary to show that Spector pulled the trigger to win a conviction. He said all that need be shown is that the music producer committed an act that was dangerous to Clarkson’s life – pointing the gun at her. “He had the gun in his home, loaded with his bullets,” Jackson said. “Whether he pulled the trigger, whether he sneezed or she slapped his hand away or there was an earthquake – it doesn’t matter. It’s implied malice.” Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler refused to dismiss, saying he listened intently to the prosecution’s witnesses. “It’s very clear to me … that there’s more than enough substantial evidence to support a conviction if there was one,” the judge said. The defense lost every motion it made Tuesday.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Sims said he had known Clarkson as a fun-loving person until that night, when she drank too much and became increasingly distraught. “She had gotten past the point of functioning clearly,” he said. “She was pretty gone.” Sims said he met Clarkson through her best friend, Punkin Irene Elizabeth Laughlin, known as Punkin Pie. Laughlin, who testified earlier, arranged social events at a club called Backstage. On the night in question, he said, he invited friends from Backstage to his suite. After some 40 guests left, he said, Clarkson tearfully talked of disillusionment with the film industry and her place in it and spoke of her disappointment at not having children or a romantic relationship. Five days before she died from a bullet fired into her mouth, a drunken Lana Clarkson poured her heart out in despair for two hours, a friend testified Tuesday in Phil Spector’s trial. Independent-film producer Greg H. Sims was called by Spector’s attorneys after the judge rejected a defense bid for dismissal of the murder case against Spector or reduction of the charge to manslaughter, which does not require a showing of malice. The defense sought out Sims to bolster its claim that the actress shot herself Feb. 3, 2003. Sims, who said he tried to duck testifying, took the stand under a defense subpoena and gave a vivid account of a party he gave at a hotel suite in the early morning of Jan. 29, 2003. last_img read more

Rally time!

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe racers will travel 272 miles, 93 at racing speeds on forest roads and at the fairgrounds. The rally started Friday evening with cars racing side by side in the fairgrounds arena, then heading out onto streets for the drive to the Angeles National Forest. It resumes today with racers leaving the fairgrounds at 8 a.m. and ends tonight, with the first car expected to pull into the fairgrounds about 8:40 p.m. IF YOU GO Auto-sports enthusiasts can watch professional rally drivers race in the Rim of the World Rally twice today at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds or at a “spectator stage” on a dirt fire road in the Angeles National Forest. FAIRGROUNDS ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST – Turbocharged four-wheel-drive sports sedans, stock compacts, pickup trucks and high-performance SUVs, even a Mazda sports car and a 35-year-old Datsun sedan, are speeding this weekend over dirt fire roads in the annual Southern California appearance by professional rally drivers. The 23nd running of the Subaru Rim of the World Rally today puts rally drivers from around the world on Angeles National Forest fire roads and on the dirt track at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, and also means cars sporting racing numbers, hoodscoops and racks of high-powered lights are cruising local streets to and from the racing. A field of more than 50 cars and trucks race one-at-a-time against the clock on closed fire roads in the Angeles National Forest between Palmdale and Santa Clarita, with the vehicles recording the lowest total elapsed time at the end of the event being the winners in each class. Each vehicle has a co-driver and has a rally computer to aid him or her by keeping track of mileage intervals and elapsed time. The fairgrounds, 2551 W. Ave. H, Lancaster, opens to the public at 10 a.m. today with admission $15 for adults, $10 for children 6 to 12 and seniors over 65. Children under age 6 will be admitted free. Rally cars will race at 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. in front of the 7,500-seat grandstand. The rally ends tonight at the fairgrounds, with the first car expected to arrive about 8:40 p.m. Also at the fairgrounds, fans can visit Rally Expo vendor displays, walk through the pits, browse the Auto Show, purchase food and rally merchandise, and watch radio-controlled car racing. Also going on all day will be a U.S. Army climbing tower-wall, several inflatable jumpers for youngsters, and the R/C Nitro Car Demonstration from HPI. The Nitro2Go Drift Invite will feature top drivers sliding their cars in sharp turns and sideways manuevers. Drifters will compete against each other in head-to-head elimination rounds at 8 p.m., plus a team battle at 2 p.m. in which drift teams of two or three drivers compete in matching slides and sequenced burnouts. A victory ceremony is scheduled for 9 tonight in the fairgrounds’ Lilac Pavilion, with a tri-tip barbecue to follow. SPECTATOR STAGE The first rally car passes the spectator area at 1:10 p.m. today on Angeles National Forest Road 6N04. Spectator admission is $20 per vehicle. Because of U.S. Forest Service rules, admissions may be limited. Spectators must park at a parking area on Spunky Canyon Road off Bouquet Canyon Road. Shuttle buses will carry spectators to a dropoff point; there is a 1.8-mile walk up a fire road to the rally spectator area on a hillside overlooking the rally route. The Spunky Canyon Road parking area opens at 10 a.m. Shuttle buses will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Boy Scouts will sell water, soda and packaged food items.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

LAUSD chief search raises reform issue

first_imgAs the Legislature fast-tracks a bill to reform Los Angeles Unified, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other local officials voiced concern Tuesday that the school board might try an end run to delay the impact of the measure. Villaraigosa and officials from two neighboring cities said they have heard that the LAUSD wants to extend a multiyear contract when it hires a successor for retiring Superintendent Roy Romer. “We have heard they are considering getting around the legislation by hiring a superintendent and giving them a five-year contract,” Villaraigosa said at a City Hall news conference. “But bringing a superintendent and giving him a five-year contract, to use taxpayer dollars to make it difficult to fire that individual…I hope they would do better than that and be more thoughtful.” The district has formed a search committee to find a successor for Romer, who has announced he wants to retire this fall. School Board President Marlene Canter said the board is continuing to search for a new superintendent, despite the expected passage of Assembly Bill 1381, the mayor’s education-reform bill. “Our search committee had a list of 100 names and that is being narrowed down,” Canter said. “My feeling is the kind of national leader we’re looking for and will hopefully find is someone who will want to be assured they have a job for some time.” She also said the longest contract the board could award would be for four years. Villaraigosa said he expects AB 1381 will be approved Thursday by the Senate Appropriations Committee and will be passed by the Senate next week with only limited opposition. Appearing with Villaraigosa were the mayors of South Gate and Maywood, two of the 26 cities also served by Los Angeles Unified. Under AB 1381, the neighboring cities would be members of a Council of Mayors that would have veto power over the superintendent. Also on Tuesday, Rep. Jane Harman, D-El Segundo, issued a statement supporting the mayor’s education plan. Canter said she is not prepared to concede the legislation to Villaraiogsa and has been in Sacramento all week to try and persuade legislators to vote against it. She said the bill would not resolve instructional issues or deal with the district’s dropout rate, which the state estimates is 24 percent and Villaraigosa pegs at 50 percent. “I don’t think this legislation does the first thing in addressing dropouts,” Canter said. But Villaraigosa said he would conduct a survey to pinpoint the dropout level and also would implement an aggressive anti-truancy program. “That’s where the road to dropout starts, when kids stop going to classes,” Villaraigosa said. rick.orlov@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want 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

Liverpool vs Chelsea: Full talkSPORT commentary of UEFA Super Cup clash, team news

first_img Eden Hazard lead Chelsea to Europa League glory before leaving the club over the summer 4 getty 4 4 Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested Liverpool and Chelsea are set to battle it out in the UEFA Super Cup Liverpool star Mohamed Salah scored in the Champions League final getty stalemate Liverpool and Chelsea go head-to-head in the UEFA Super Cup tonight and talkSPORT will bring you all the action live on a historic night for English football.Champions League winners Liverpool and Europa League champions Chelsea are set to face off in the annual curtain raiser for the upcoming European competitions. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ deals Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers Liverpool vs Chelsea: How to listenThe clash will get under way at 8pm on Wednesday, August 14.Full coverage from Istanbul will be live on talkSPORT, with our featured programme getting under way at 7pm.Hugh Woozencroft will bring you all the build-up before our live commentary with Jim Proudfoot and Dean Ashton.To tune in, just click here for the live stream or click the radio player below.You can also listen through the talkSPORT App, on DAB Digital Radio or on MW 1053 or 1089.For more information about how to listen LIVE on talkSPORT click here. latest Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Liverpool vs Chelsea: Team newsAdrian makes his full Liverpool debut and Sadio Mane returns to the starting line-up.Alisson Becker’s calf injury led to recently acquired former West Ham goalkeeper Adrian being brought in with Jurgen Klopp making five changes to the win against Norwich.Meanwhile, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a new face in the side with the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino dropping to the bench.N’Golo Kante has overcome a knee injury to start for Chelsea, while Olivier Giroud leads the line.Christian Pulisic will make his Chelsea start after coming off the bench in the defeat against Manchester United.Mason Mount, Ross Barkley and Tammy Abraham drop out.Antonio Rudiger and Willian are available but are on the bench while Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi are both out with Achilles injuries.Liverpool: Adrian, Gomez, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mane, SalahSubstitutes: Lonergan, Kelleher, Wijnaldum, Firmino, Lallana, Shaqiri, Brewster, Origi, Elliott, Hoever, Alexander-ArnoldChelsea: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Zouma, Emerson, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Pedro, Giroud, PulisicSubstitutes: Rudiger, Alonso, Barkley, Abraham, Willian, Caballero, Kenedy, Mount, Zappacosta, Batshuayi, Tomori, Gilmour What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas rookie error center_img Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January BIG PRESENTS UP TOP GETTY on target Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update The Premier League dominated in Europe last term and tonight will see the first ever all-English Super Cup.Stephanie Frappart will make further history when she becomes the first female official to take charge of a major UEFA’s men competition showpiece.Liverpool and Chelsea got their top-flight campaigns off to contrasting starts over the weekend.Jurgen Klopp’s Reds breezed past Norwich on Friday night while Chelsea were thrashed by Manchester United on Sunday.Frank Lampard will be desperate to hit back from that disappointment but faces another huge task.The 2019 Super Cup is being held at the 42,000-seater BJK Vodafone Park in Instanbul meaning the Prem giants face a long trip ahead of this weekend’s second round of league fixtures.But both will no doubt be eager to claim another trophy and talkSPORT will bring you all the action from Turkey. Getty Images – Getty LATEST The 2019 Uefa Super Cup will be an all Premier League clash 4 Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Liverpool vs Chelsea: What has been said?Liverpool midfielder James Milner: “I think [it’s] very important – I think you want to get in that habit of winning trophies.“I think the Super Cup’s a special trophy to win because you’ve got to win a big trophy to get there as well, so I think it’s important.“I think it’s a good way to start the season if you can win a trophy and it’s more silverware for the club if you can do that.”Chelsea defender Cesar Azpilicueta: “Chelsea always fights for everything so when we don’t win then we know there will be more and more questions around us but we have to cope with it.“We have to learn, we know that we can improve and we have to take our responsibilities.“There is a trophy to fight for on Wednesday against a good team so we have to be ready for it.” Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ OFF FAREWELL New job last_img read more

New beach wheelchair to be unveiled this Friday

first_imgDonegal County Council will unveil a new beach wheelchair for use at Downings beach this Friday.This wheelchair has been kindly sponsored by Strabane based company Meritcom.This is the second such wheelchair installed in the county after the first was unveiled at Rathmullan beach last year. Cathaoirleach Cllr Terence Slowey has thanked Meritcom for kindly sponsoring this new wheelchair which will allow people with a disability the opportunity to enjoy the splendour of Downings beach.“We are blessed in Donegal to have beautiful beaches and they are places where we can spend quality time with our friends and family. It is not always so easy for people with a disability to visit a beach.“This wheelchair will be a great facility to have at any beach and I am sure it will make a great difference to those who need to use it. I would like to sincerely thank Meritcom for their generosity in sponsoring this beach wheelchair”.Martin Donnelly CEO with Meritcom is delighted to be sponsoring this beach wheelchair. He said “Meritcom are proud to be involved in the sponsorship of this fantastic resource for Downing’s beach. Our employees are regular users of the beach and we look forward to seeing the wheelchair being used so that everyone can enjoy this beautiful location.”The launch of this new beach wheelchair is part of the Councils initiative to improve beach access for visitors of all abilities. Thirteen beaches along our coast are now fully wheelchair accessible and work is continuing on more beaches.This beach wheelchair will be available for use by appointment and will be stored locally by Jaws Water-sports/Sheephaven Coffee Company in Downings. You can book this wheelchair by contacting Jamie Bassett on (087) 1808 140.The official unveiling will take place on Friday 26 May at 7.30pm at Downings beach car park.New beach wheelchair to be unveiled this Friday was last modified: May 24th, 2017 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:beachdonegalDowningswheelchairlast_img read more