FEARS FOR REHAB RADIO BINGO BOYCOTT OVER CHARITY BOSS’S ‘MASSIVE’ SALARY

first_imgFEARS are growing over another charity backlash – after the woman who runs the Rehab Radio Bingo and Lottery refused to say how much she’s earning.Hundreds of people in Donegal play the bingo each week, with the money split between the radio stations and Rehab, a mainly commercial organisation.But Justice Minister Alan Shatter expressed alarm at how much of the cash was going to Rehab’s work. He told the Dail that Rehab Bingo sales of €3.19m during 2010 yielded profits of just €548,000.Rehab lottery scratch card sales of almost €4m in 2010 yielded profits of only €9,452,When the Minister said he met Rehab he noted the profits ratio “seemed disproportionate” and he expressed concern at the approach being taken to public fundraising.The Minister was responding to Donegal TD Padraig Mac Lochlainn who is attempting to pass a private members bill into law which would finally regulate charities here. “Since the foundation of the State, charities have been unregulated. The effect of this is that it is now doing untold damage both to the charities themselves but more importantly to the vulnerable people who depend on them,” said Deputy Mac Lochlainn.Mr Shatter also said Rehab had initiated costly legal actions against the State over the running of the National Lottery.This, he said. was likely “to exert a significant burden on either public resources or charity resources or both.”Angela Kerins, the CEO of Rehab – which is a mainly commercial organisation which works for social inclusion – has refused to say how much she now earns.Two years ago it was reported she earned €234,000 per year – with a further €23,000 from sitting on boards of state agencies. Pressure is now growing on Rehab, and other charities, to state how they spent their money and how much their top bosses receive.Rehab bosses may now be called in front of Dail committees to explain how the bingo and lottery money is split.There are fears of new boycotts – similar to those which started in the wake of Central Remedial Clinic scandal.FEARS FOR REHAB RADIO BINGO BOYCOTT OVER CHARITY BOSS’S ‘MASSIVE’ SALARY was last modified: January 22nd, 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:bingocontroversyProceedsRehabsalarylast_img read more

Winner Reveal: Have you won two Gaelforce North entries and a stay at An Chuirt Hotel?

first_imgGaelforce North takes place on the 21st of September and celebrates 9 years of adventure racing in Donegal.Participants can take on a 62KM, 43KM or relay adventure race immersed in the natural glory of Donegal.And to celebrate the upcoming event, Killary Gaelforce are providing one lucky Donegal Daily/Derry Daily group reader with an exciting prize. The winner will receive entry into Gaelforce North for 2 along with one night’s accommodation at An Cuirt Hotel Gweedore!And the winner is…Michelle Ni ChearbhailCongratulations and good luck to you and a friend at Gaelforce North 2019! Get more details of the Gaelforce North 2019 and book your place here: http://bit.ly/2JtUUJcCompetiton T&Cs apply.Winner Reveal: Have you won two Gaelforce North entries and a stay at An Chuirt Hotel? was last modified: July 29th, 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:Adventure racecompetitiongaelforce northKillary Gaelforcelast_img read more

Over €1000 raised for Donegal Hospice by Lifford community group CRIAC – Pic Special

first_imgThe (Cultural Revival Amongst Interested Communities (CRAIC) 2019/20 committee have arranged a fantastic program of music, song and dance events this year in the Lifford and Strabane areas.The following is community notes:  October has been a busy month for the group when we held a fundraising session for Donegal Hospice in McBrides, Castlefinn on Saturday 12th October.CRAIC would like to thank all the sponsors who help us provide amazing raffle prizes, and all the businesses who prepared refreshments and supported the event. We had a large turnout of musicians from Plumbridge, Killea, Strabane, Dungiven, Doneyloop to name a few. After a hugely successful we raised a total of €1025. Great work everyone!Our next main October event was our annual Johnny Crampsie Weekend which was held this year on Saturday 26th October in the Stables Inn, Strabane.Taking a different format this year CRAIC held a session comprising of some of the best local talent from Strabane & Lifford areas. The event was well attended & CRAIC were delighted with our special guests for the event, the multi-talented, John & Sheila McElhinney from the Haw.A huge thanks to them for adding such a variety to the session including Irish Traditional, American, Country & Swing.This was a very fitting act to remember the late virtuoso Johnny Crampsie. Thanks to the Stables for taking the Events, to those who helped with refreshments & to everyone who supported us once again this year.CRAIC November event ‘TRAD FOR TROCAIRE’ will take place on Sunday 17th November 5-8pm in MKs Bar, Derry Road Strabane. All Welcome.Over €1000 raised for Donegal Hospice by Lifford community group CRIAC – Pic Special was last modified: November 3rd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Hong Kong plans to roll out smart city trials in Kowloon East

first_imgSurveillance at the Heart of Smart Cities Related Posts How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… In Kowloon East, Hong Kong’s testing ground for smart city development, officials are asking for the public’s opinion on a suggested framework for the city.Four trials for smart city solutions will be conducted, beginning now through 2017 year’s end, in order to determine how practical they are and how well they work.See Also: Are smart city startups the 2.0 version of cleantech firms?Included in the solutions is a mobile app to help with walking in the area.  This app will eventually be integrated with pedestrian positioning and outdoor and indoor GPS.  A smart crowd management system is also scheduled for testing in January, at the Kowloon East Streetathon.Also being introduced in January will be a smart parking app that can assist drivers with locating empty parking spaces within the district.  In the later part of 2017, an energy efficiency data system and curbside loading and unloading monitoring system will be undergoing a trial run too.Kowloon East – the city’s second largest business district?Brenda Au Kit-ying, leader of the Development Bureau’s Energising Kowloon East office, explains, “With the results of our study, we looked to other cities and considered opportunities for Kowloon East to come up with a proposed framework. After the public engagement exercise, we hope to move on to the implementation strategy, proof of concept trials and formulation of proposals.”Along with these trials, other concepts are on the table for possible trials too.  These include a smart tree managing system that uses real-time information, smart trash cans that can recognize when they are full and a water quality system that can detect E coli concentrations.The main focuses of this smart city project will be on concepts like a blue-green infrastructure and mobility, along with integration of IoT.  In the meantime, the EKEO office will be hosting an exhibition that displays 21 smart city applications.  Some of the featured smart city solution displays will include electric vehicle charging systems and high-speed internet-enabled smart phone booths. Amanda Razanicenter_img For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… How IoT Will Play an Important Role in Traffic … Tags:#Hong Kong#Internet of Things#IoT#Kowloon East#Smart Cities last_img read more