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DD LOCAL: DUNKINEELY WALKING GROUP ‘STROLLING’ EVERY TUESDAY MORNING

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first_imgDunkineely NotesDCL Walking Group will be meeting Tuesday mornings at the Dunkineely Community Ltd offices/the Manse every Tuesday morning at 10am for a leisurely 40 minute stroll or 30 minute fast walk followed by a cuppa for those that want to.McIntyre’s Bar Dunkineely present The Henry Girls in Concert on Thursday 2nd October 2014 at 8pm sharp. Admission €10. Everyone is welcome! For more information contact 086 1051116 or 086 0719849.Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) Indoor Car-boot Sale is on Bank Holiday Monday 27th October at 10am in Dunkineely Community Centre. Why not come along and get a bargain at a great Community event.Stalls ranging from Bric-a-brac/Furniture/Books/Clothes/Household or your own creations! Stalls cost €10. Anyone wanting to book a stall please contact the DCL office on 074 9737678.Tables must be provided by the stall holder. Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) is considering running two of the following courses to be part funded by the ETB: Calligraphy with Janet Deane, Carpentry: Turning old pallets into something useful, Interior Decorating/Upcycling, Creel-making or First Aid. Please contact the DCL office on 074 9737678 if you would like to show interest – we will run with the two most popular courses.Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) – Has a library of over 500 books from Children’s Literature, Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), Horror, Comedy, Booker-Prize etc. Rent a book from just 20c.Come into the office weekday mornings from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm and use the Internet (20c per half hour) or print or photocopy documents (20c per page). DD LOCAL: DUNKINEELY WALKING GROUP ‘STROLLING’ EVERY TUESDAY MORNING was last modified: September 29th, 2014 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:DD LocalDunkineelyFeaturesNoticeslast_img read more

Sen Grassley Calls Out Red Cross for Stonewalling Haiti Investigation

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first_imgShare23TweetShare1Email24 SharesJune 16, 2016; WBUR-FM (Boston Public Radio)Senator Charles E. Grassley of the Senate Judiciary and Finance Committees issued a letter on Thursday essentially declaring that the American Red Cross (ARC) is stonewalling his investigation on questions of accountability where its activities and spending in Haiti are concerned. The ARC received approximately $487 million dollars to provide food and shelter in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake.Eventually, questions began to be raised about the organization’s effectiveness in Haiti, with charges about inefficiencies and waste. Grassley mentioned that reports also surfaced about the ARC viewing the disaster as a public relations and fundraising opportunity.Most of the work the ARC did in Haiti under the Haiti Assistance Project (HAP) was in fact subcontracted to other organizations. Still, the Red Cross retained around 25 percent of that money, or $124 million, for its own operations and program costs. The rest, around $367 million, went to contracts with partner agencies, but the whole picture is obscured by a “complex yet inaccurate process to track…spending.” Consequently, the organization has been unable to answer questions about, for instance, how much went to oversight and evaluation activities—an important accountability measure, as far as Grassley is concerned. He writes that the ARC blames its lack of precision on its reliance on “nonprofit accounting standards which allow for the use of estimates rather than actual numbers.”In the same vein, Grassley charges that the ARC attempted to stop and then successfully limited a GAO audit, whereupon it still refused to respond to requests for information. And, finally, it has downsized its own Investigations, Accountability and Ethics (ICE) unit from 65 full-time employees in the immediate aftermath of Katrina to just three today. Further, that unit reports to the organization’s general counsel, who was the contact pushing limits on the purview of the GAO review.All of this, writes Grassley, creates substantial and fundamental concerns about ARC as an organization. Readers can go here to read the letter and the Red Cross’s response to queries.—Ruth McCambridgeShare23TweetShare1Email24 Shareslast_img read more