Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The Chief of Party (COP) of the infamous World Council Credit Union (WCCU), Patrick Muriuki, has underscored the importance of a clean water supply to all communities across Africa. Mr. Muriuki’s comment was contained in speech he delivered recently at a ceremony marking the official launch of Liberian Village Water and Sanitation training program Held in Bellemue Town, Panta District, Bong county-central Liberia.The program was launched under the theme, “Water is Life.” The ceremony was held in partnership with the RC Gridley – USA, Rotary Club Sinkor, and the Liberian Children’s school project in collaboration with the Bong County Health Team. According to Mr. Muriuki, the launch of the project gave him great pleasure. He said to be with residents of the district and to join hands with the Rotary Club International in addressing the challenges facing water and sanitation was a good way to serve his country. He said that challenges affecting the water sector affected all Liberians irrespective of status. “We all know that access to clean drinking water has been our dream for many years. When we drink unsafe water we get sick and have no energy to attend to our day to day duties or take care of our families,” Mr. Muriuki said.The Liberian Villages Water and Sanitation program will begin drilling wells as deep as 100 feet in areas with clean water. Mr. Muriuki said he believes this would make sure that anyone who drinks water from the new bore holes would not get sick, “because when we get sick, we will not have the strength to go to the farm.”During the launch, the participants were taught proper sanitation practices such as washing hands with soap before meals so that they would remain protected from water-borne diseases. The program also witnessed the installation of a new pump.To maintain the pump installations, every house will contribute L$5 per month.Meanwhile, Mr. Muriuki has called upon other like-minded groups, such as the WCCU and other institutions or individuals to follow the example of Rotary International and support programs that improve the livelihood of rural dwellers.
Andy Roddick fended off four set points in the second set and held off a determined Tommy Haas 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) to win the Kooyong exhibition tournament Saturday in Melbourne, Australia. “I knew it would be tough today; Tommy has been in great form early this year,” Roddick said. “I’m happy with the way I’m hitting the ball.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “I can promise you right now – I’m thinking about Michael Lammers and not Roger Federer,” Roddick said. UCLA’s top-seeded Ben Kohlloeffel defeated Virginia’s Marko Miklo, the No. 8 seed, 6-1, 6-1 in the men’s singles semifinals of the 27th annual National Collegiate Tennis Classic at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Palm Springs. In a women’s singles semifinal between USC teammates, No. 8 Diane Mattias defeated No. 7 Luana Magnani 1-6, 6-3, 6-2. The women’s singles finals will be held today at 11 a.m., with the men following at 1 p.m. BASEBALL: The Angels agreed to multiyear contracts with Chone Figgins and Juan Rivera. The speedy, versatile Figgins got a $10.5 million, three-year deal. An offensive catalyst, he was a big reason the Angels won their second consecutive American League West title and advanced to the AL championship series last season. Rivera agreed to a two-year contract. Exact details were not yet known, but the outfielder will earn about $1.3 million in 2006. Outfielder-first baseman Craig Wilson chose not to go to salary arbitration and agreed to a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates worth about $3.5 million. The 29-year-old Wilson made $3 million last season, when he missed 103 games because of hand injuries. The Arizona Diamondbacks and catcher Johnny Estrada agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract. An All-Star in 2004, Estrada was acquired from the Atlanta Braves on Dec. 7 for relievers Lance Cormier and Oscar Villarreal. MOTOR SPORTS: Reigning NASCAR Nextel Cup champion Tony Stewart injured his right arm after he flipped his car during a qualifying race for the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals. Stewart, a two-time Cup champion, complained of pain in his arm after Friday night’s race at the Tulsa (Okla.) Expo Raceway. He was examined and treated at a local hospital. A spokesman for Stewart said X-rays and a CT scan were both negative, but Stewart was fitted with a cast until a more extensive evaluation can be made by his own doctors. For the second day in a row, a boy died after being hit by a vehicle involved in the Dakar Rally in Senegal. A support truck hit and killed a 12-year-old boy Saturday between Tambacounda and Dakar, said organizers of the cross-continental road race – which ends today. On Friday, a boy watching the rally in Guinea was struck and killed by a competitor’s car. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Tennessee defensive tackle Tony McDaniel, sued this week for injuring a fellow student, will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft. A student McDaniel hit in the face during a pickup basketball game last year filed an $800,000 lawsuit Thursday for damages in Knox County Circuit Court. Ohio State strong safety Donte Whitner will skip his senior year to enter the NFL draft. Whitner becomes the third Buckeyes underclassman to make the jump to the pros. Cornerback Ashton Youboty and wide receiver Santonio Holmes already said they are leaving Ohio State. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Roddick lost to Roger Federer in the final of the Australian Open tuneup event last year. He advanced to this year’s championship when Nicolas Kiefer retired because of an ankle injury in the second game of their semifinal Friday. Roddick, the 2003 U.S. Open champion, is seeded No. 2 in the Australian Open. He will open Monday against qualifier Michael Lammers of Switzerland and says he’s concentrating on one Swiss rival at a time.
Mulroy Woods will be the place to be on Easter Sunday as it hosts a grand reveal of the beautifully refurbished Glashagh Suite.To celebrate the launch, the newly decorated banqueting suite will be the setting for a special Sunday Carvery Lunch at Mulroy Woods Hotel.Easter Sunday is traditionally a day that families spend together to celebrate new beginnings. So come and experience the luxury of Mulroy Woods and their renowned Sunday carvery. Guests can relax and be treated with a delectable Sunday lunch and afterwards recline by the fire while the kids search for Easter Eggs with kids’ entertainment provided on the day from 12.30pm -4 pm.The Glashagh suite has undergone extensive refurbishment in recent weeks with owners Marty and Patricia Kelly investing further in Mulroy Woods Hotel.With beautifully understated tones, the banqueting suite will be rejuvenated with plush furnishings and contemporary fire places, the hotel will be the venue of choice for couples looking for an exciting wedding venue on the Wild Atlantic Way. The banqueting suite has been styled to continue the timeless elegance Mulroy Woods have become known for and takes advantage of the beautifully arched feature windows and natural light that floods the room. The elegant room provides the perfect ambience and intimacy for special occasions, the Glashagh Suite catering for up to 500 guestsWith wedding bookings increasing week on week, the team ensure that each couple has a memorable experience. With the stunning location of Mulroy Woods, the hotel offers a tranquil ambience which allows couples to relax and enjoy their special day with their guestsEaster Sunday will be a fantastic opportunity for couples to come and experience Mulroy Woods.Celebrations are underway at Mulroy Woods too, as Sales and Marketing manager Aoife Doherty picked up the Irish Hotel Awards Marketing Manager of the Year Award this week.Aoife Doherty – Irish Hotel Awards Marketing Manager of the YearThe Irish Hotel Awards recognise business and individuals who share an amazing commitment and dedication of the hospitality industry in Ireland. Aoife’s award is one of many picked up by the Mulroy Woods Hotel of late.Owner Patricia Kelly says: “With the refurbishment of the new Glashagh Suite, the big reveal coming on Easter Sunday, and now to be bringing home this award, the buzz in the hotel is electric at the moment. With our growing popularity as a first class wedding venue on the Wild Atlantic Way, we look forward to meeting all of our wedding couples in the coming months.”For bookings call (074) 915 3313, visit Mulroy Woods on Facebook or www.mulroywoodshotel.com Grand launch and celebrations in time for Easter at Mulroy Woods Hotel was last modified: April 16th, 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:aoife dohertyEaster Sundayglashagh suiteMulroy Woods Hotel
17 August 2009Fifa is to give away over 120 000 category four World Cup tickets to 20 000 stadium construction workers and thousands of youngsters involved in community programmes aligned with the Ticket Fund initiative – a first in the 80-year history of the tournament.Speaking at the launch of the World Cup Ticket Fund in Johannesburg last week, Local Organising Committee CEO Danny Jordaan said 40 000 of these tickets would be given to 20 000 construction workers, each worker receiving two tickets for a group stage match at the stadium they had helped to build.The remaining 80 000 tickets will be issued as a reward to thousands of South Africans, particularly youngsters, who are involved in programmes aimed at encouraging participation in football and community-oriented initiatives.These programmes range from making children and young adults aware of health issues, to equipping people with financial literacy skills to manage their lives better, to raising awareness of the need to protect the environment to score “green goals”.The 80 000 tickets will be distributed via the six Fifa partners involved with these programmes: Adidas, Hyundai/Kia, Sony, Coca-Cola, Emirates and Visa. Encouraging learning – Adidas, in partnership with the Department of Education and the 2010 Organising Committee, will award 15 000 tickets to encourage children participating in educational and soccer activities that form part of the official schools campaign, My 2010 School Adventure. Protecting the environment – Building on a partnership with the South African Department of Education established at the Fifa Confederations Cup, Coca-Cola aims to create a generation of environmentally aware children when they roll out a recycling programme to grade 8 to 12 students in schools across South Africa. 20 000 tickets have been assigned to this project. Healthy lifestyles – Kia Motors will partner with South African development organisation Sporting Chance to run street soccer leagues and health education programmes in some of South Africa’s poorest communities. 5 000 tickets have been assigned to this project.Combating HIV/Aids – Sony has teamed up with Grassroots Soccer, a South African non-profit organisation that uses football to promote HIV/Aids awareness among children and young adults across South Africa. 15 000 tickets have been assigned to this project.Financial literacy – Through Visa’s financial literacy roadshows, low-income workers in the industrial and tourism sectors will get the opportunity to learn basic financial skills. 5 000 tickets have been assigned to this project.Emirates and Hyundai have also confirmed their commitment to the Ticket Fund, with plans to award 15 000 and 5 000 tickets respectively.The Ticket Fund initiative will therefore not end when the final whistle is blown on 11 July 2010, but “will mark only the beginning of long-term partnerships that will continue to create opportunities for South Africans for years to come,” Fifa said in a statement.The Fund “aims to use the excitement and passion for the game in the country as a tool to motivate and engage people, particularly young South Africans, on topics such as education, health and the environment.”Jordaan said that despite the “massive global demand for tickets to the tournament, we are doing all we can to ensure South African residents are well represented in the stadiums with their unique vibrancy and spirit.”The Ticket Fund was also a way of showing appreciation “for the critical role played by the thousands of construction workers whose skill and dedication has made this project a vivid reality.”Source: BuaNews