Private Sector Association distributes over 700 kites to children in Region 3

first_imgChildren at Leonora receiving their kitesMore than 700 children will have a bright and happy Easter, as the Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) Private Sector Association (PSA) on Sunday distributed kites to children throughout the region.The non-profit organisation which is made up of businesses within the region distributed kites in several areas including Wales, West Bank Demerara (WBD); Leonora, West Coast Demerara (WCD); and Parika, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).Fifty children and relatives of Police Officers within the region also received kites from the organisation.President of PSA, Rajesh Amishwar explained that the aim of the organisation is to spread joy to the less fortunate.Amishwar noted that it is the social responsibility of businesses in the region to lend a helping hand to those who live under harsh conditions in the region.As such, the organisation reached out to several schools, churches and leaders in various communities to make the distribution possible.“We know Easter is a very exciting time for people and we are here to spread that joy for the less fortunate…We are not putting a cost to it because that is not what our ultimate objective is, we just want to help the unfortunate children, put a smile on their faces for the holidays and that is what it is, so the cost doesn’t really matter,” the organisation’s head explained.He has called on other businesses to come on board, noting that businesses in Region Three should strive to assist with its development.“What we are doing is setting an example for the other business people in Region Three to follow , we have a responsibility to fulfil and we are appealing to the business people to assist in any way that they can, not only for the people for anything that could be done to help Region Three. To be a much more successful community, that will be most welcome,” Amishwar appealed.In December last, toys were distributed to 1000 children in the region, while 90 elderly persons received hampers.A computer laboratory was also commissioned in Parika by the organisation with four computers, printers and other items being handed over.Children at Wales receiving their kiteslast_img read more

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UFC VICE PRESIDENT SAYS JOSEPH DUFFY IS MORE IRISH THAN CONOR MCGREGOR

first_imgUFC vice-president Joe Carr has hit back at Conor McGregor’s claims that Joseph Duffy isn’t Irish by saying the Donegal fighter is more Irish than him! McGregor was speaking at a Q&A session with MMA fans yesterday when he said, ‘He’d love to KO Duffy stiff.’He made derogatory claims about Duffy’s Irish authenticity which angered a lot of Irish MMA fans. Duffy hasn’t responded to the remarks as of yet, but the pair will meet this weekend in Las Vegas.However, vice-president Carr says Duffy has more in common with the average Irish person than McGregor.Carr said, “Being of Irish decent and growing up in an Irish community, I feel like, when push comes to shove, the Irish people identify more with a personality type like Joe Duffy than they do with Conor McGregor.“Conor is larger than life, and he’s probably well more liked than hated, but deep down that strong, silent go-about-your-business is more of an Irish personality type, in my personal opinion.“And, I think the Irish people, and the Americans, can very much identify with that.”Duffy and McGregor will meet at the UFC GO BIG launch event which takes places at the MGM Grand Garden Arena tomorrow. The event is expected to draw a massive crowd and is FREE and open to the public.All the big UFC stars will be in attendance including Conor McGregor, Jose Aldo, Josh Barnett, Frankie Edgar, Justin Poirier and female UFC star Ronda Rousey at the meet and greet event.It’ll be interesting to see if there’s an exchange of words between the pair in Las Vegas tomorrow.UFC VICE PRESIDENT SAYS JOSEPH DUFFY IS MORE IRISH THAN CONOR MCGREGOR was last modified: September 4th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSportlast_img read more

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