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Ambusley declares win as birthday gift to daughter

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first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:Montego Bay United FC captain Dwayne Ambusley netted his first goal for almost three seasons and only his second goal for the club, as they eased past Tivoli Gardens FC 2-0 in Monday night’s Red Stripe Premier League football fixture at Montego Bay Sports Complex.Afterwards, he dedicated the victory to his daughter, Shanice, who was celebrating her birthday, noting that he had promised something special and the goal was a fitting gift.”I am delighted with the win because I kept my promise to my daughter to score tonight and get the win,” the midfielder said.”It is my first goal in about three years so it’s special on that account. But the most important thing is that we won tonight,” added Ambusley.The win lifted the former champions level to the top on 37 points with Portmore United and two clear of defending champions Arnett Gardens FC.Ambusley’s goal, which gave his team a 12th minute lead, was rather fortuitous, as his intended cross swerved away from Tivoli’s goalkeeper Edsel Scott and into the upper far corner of the goalgoalscoring formMercurial striker Dino Williams also continued his fine goalscoring form, when he scored in the 28th minute in a dominant first half of football from the home side, in front of a partisan crowd.Ambusley said they were determined to get the victory and heaped praise on Williams for his role in the team’s success so far this season.”We talked about it before the game that we needed to win this one and that Dino keeps scoring and it worked out that way. As team captain, I can’t ask for nothing more.”MoBay’s goalkeeper had a relatively quiet night between the posts, but was called to duty with a superb one-handed save to deny Jamoy Sibbles an equaliser at the 18th minute.Williams was netting his League-leading 14th goal for the season, but the hard-running striker was taken off in second half action because of a lingering hamstring problem.Tivoli’s coach, Christopher Bender, said his side’s struggle will have to be addressed with additional talent in the transfer window.”We are not playing with enough confidence at the moment and of course the team missed Junior Flemmings greatly. He brings a certain calmness to the team and that was lacking tonight,” Bender reasoned.”There still a way to go in this up and down season for us, but we’re hoping to get some wins and stay away from trouble,” he said.Tivoli, following their 10th loss this season, lie 10th in the 12-team standings and have a woeful defensive record, having shipped a league leading 28 goals in 19 matches.last_img read more

Newtown businesses give back to customers for shopping local

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first_imgA positive new initiative has brought 60 Newtowncunningham businesses together to say thank you to their customers this year.The businesses of the village teamed up to offer a super Christmas raffle last weekend, where customers who shopped local were entered to win fantastic prizes.The idea was spearheaded by local businesswoman Tanya O’ Donnell of Wash and Spin as a way of giving something back to the customers who keep local businesses thriving. “Newtowncunningham is a great community and without the support of local customers I wouldn’t be in business. I felt that my customers are always saying thank you to me and felt it was time we showed our appreciation for their custom” said Tanya.Local shops, restaurants and service businesses were delighted to get involved.Each time a customer made a purchase they had the opportunity to put their name on a ticket and put in the shop’s raffle box. Sixty lucky winners were drawn on Saturday, with the help of the popular Joe Cannon as MC checking his typed up list, Martin Sharkey making sure that every business’s tickets were in the right order, and Tanya recording the name on each ticket drawn.Joe Cannon praised Tanya and the businesses saying that this was the start of what he hoped would be an annual event. “Sometimes it might take a wee while to get off the ground but it has the potential to grow bigger,” said Joe.  “Thanks to every single business that participated and to all our fantastic customers,” said Tanya.Betty Holmes, who is passionate about Newtowncunningham, was invited to draw out the winning tickets for each business overseen by Joe and Martin.“Tanya is an amazing business lady and deserves so much praise for this initiative,” said Betty.Betty extended her thanks for the invitation to be part of this amazing event with a few words on the excellence that exists in Newtowncunningham. She stressed the value and importance of shopping local and how the business owners knew their customer’s faces and vice versa. Everyone is on a first name basis which makes it a valued and personal service. She also pointed out the lack of traffic jams and no bother getting parked as another advantage of shopping local.  Betty finished with a quote from Mahatma GandhiA customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work.He is the purpose of it.He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favour by serving him.He is doing us a favour by giving us an opportunity to do so.  The results for the community Christmas draw are as follows:Mauras Hair Salon: Assumta Mullen 9ine Hostage Coffee: Aloisha DevenneyMr Fix It: Lawrence KennedyABC Fire Protection: Clare CrockettAJ Cleaning: Charlene WhoriskeyAMG plumbing: Damien CoyleCakes By Ann: William GillCaroline Mills Alterations: Callum DohertyCoyles Bar: Isobel HegartyClonleigh Co-Op: Linda BonnerCredit Union: Jack Mc CorckeyDukes Kitchen: Ann RossDominic Robb: Eithne DaltonDonegal Harvest: Shaun CullenDuffys Express: Oliver ClarkeDonaghey Safety: Thomas HegartyDunmore Gardens: Treasa StaffordDQ Fitness: Darina FrielDermot Hannigan School of Motoring: Jasmine MurrayFusion Hair Design: Fintan Mc GlincheyFloor It: Fly Mc Daid (Lisa Mcdaid)Forever Young Hair: Ruby Mc CorckellHalpenny Motors: Kieran KellyHealth wise Pharmacy: Grace Gallagher Lisa GallagherHope Drop Inn: Shane O DohertyKate’s Kitchen : Helena Mc LaughlinKernans: Rose Coyle, AnneMarie McGeeLisa’s Stables: Harry TolandLuke Sharkey: Thomas LogueMervin Moore: Cynthia EatonMr Chef: Orla TourishMc Daids: Martina DowdsMc Nulty Coal: Barry LongNewtown Tyre Centre: Callum DohertyNewtown Trucks: Charlene Mc GeeNS Contracts: Josh CullenNewtown City: Betty HolmesOcras: Emma DillonOrchid Beauty: Alma McdaidPeter’s Bar Mc Laughlins: Pauline ClarkePearse Road Tyres: Damien Mc GlynnPerita It Solutions: Amanda Callaghan and Amelia McFarlandPTS Kickboxing: Cathal GoughPyramid Holistic Spa: Jeannette MurrayRushe Fitness: Lorraine WhiteRyan Milk: Jamie Mc KinneyScarpello Bakery: Pat SheaSyenna Newtowncunningham: Derek ToyeAnnemarie McGee Slimmingworld: Kevin Mc GettiganTyre Men: Fiona ConnollyShower Man: Denzel BrowneSleepy Teepee: Threasa Mc GrathTracy Halpenny Alterations: Cathy BrownTina’s Teacakes: Aaron Mc LaughlinTrinity Court: Maggie YoungT&J Car Services: Gerard SniffWash N Spin: Eammon RoweWeathervane Design: Pauline EdwardsYour Stop: Vanessa DonaghueYes Chef Catering: Daphne Hannigan-MclaughlinSharkey Signs: Deborah TolandNewtown businesses give back to customers for shopping local was last modified: December 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)last_img read more

Bridging the public healthcare gap

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first_imgRay Maota Doctors who need valuable surgicalexperience can get it through AfricaHealth Placement.(Image: AHP)MEDIA CONTACTS• Retha GrobbelaarAHP: Media and Public Relations+ 27 11 328 1316Africa Health Placements (AHP) is a non-profit organisation determined to support and enhance healthcare systems in South Africa by finding, placing and retaining healthcare workers in rural and underserved areas.The organisation came about in 2005 to counter the brain drain that South Africa in particular was experiencing in the public health sector. A large number of medical professionals were pursuing private sector opportunities in some of the world’s more lucrative industries.Over 2 000 healthcare workers have been placed so far in predominantly rural areas, with almost half of these being local professionals.AHP gets funding from the US President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief; The Atlantic Philanthropies; and leading mining companies Anglo American and De Beers, as well as Discovery Health; West Pharmaceuticals and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency.“We work in the public sector and are linked to the national department of health as well as its different provincial departments,” said Retha Grobbelaar, media and public relations officer of AHP.“This is in order to get an idea of where there are shortages of health practitioners and how we can help.”Grobelaar said that they tend to encourage the professionals they meet by reminding them of the reasons they entered into the profession. Their message is one of making a difference: the practitioners get the opportunity to expand on their medical experience and the impact of adjusting to a difference lifestyle means growth for them spiritually and for their careers.“We also try to make their transition smoother by doing administrative work for them like finding them accommodation, schools for those who have children and suitable peers with whom they can relax in their spare time if they need some.”According to AHP, as many as 50% of graduating health professionals in South Africa are likely to emigrate to foreign shores at some point in their career. To add to the woes of the public sector, 75% of those who remain in the country opt for private practice.“Africa’s greatest obstacle in the public (and particularly rural) healthcare environment is the lack of qualified professionals,” said Grobelaar.“Our aim is to fill the gaps, and ultimately to help people view the public health sector in a new light – as a truly viable and exciting career option.”Health practitioners who are recruited and placed within the AHP programme receive the standard government salaries for their work.Recruitment and placingThe programme offers a variety of contracts for professionals, ranging from permanent to part-time and voluntary placements.The processes are governed within the standards set by regulatory bodies such as the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) and the Foreign Workforce Management Programme.According to AHP, citizens from economically developed countries not on the G77 list – a coalition of 132 nations, all UN members, of which 77 are founding members of the group – may be called upon to write a proficiency examination if they would like to work in South Africa, depending on the country in which the qualification was issued.On the other hand, AHP has a policy of not recruiting candidates from G77 countries if those countries have a similarly desperate need for qualified professionals. The exception here is for those who would operate under a refugee status. The policy is in line with standards of the HPCSA.For local doctors applying for placement, permanent positions are available at levels one to three in public hospitals as well as in the NGO sector. Volunteer and temporary placements are also available.Requirements for foreign health practitioners applying can be found here.The great stories from doctors already placedDr Andrei Kirpichnikov from the Ukraine came to South Africa in 2007 seeking to further his surgical experience.After spending a year at the Tugela Ferry Hospital in rural KwaZulu-Natal, about three hours from Durban, he found another post at the East London Hospital Complex in the Eastern Cape.“I am definitely a better doctor now. I came to be trained and to do surgical procedures and I ended up staying,” said Kirpichnikov.Asked to give advice for doctors seeking experience in their field, Kirpichnikov described the experience as a unique opportunity.“There are wonderful hospitals, and if you are looking for experience, or if you want to be supervised, you will find it here. If you want to work independently in a rural setting, you will also find that.”Doctors Jenness Cameron from the UK and Anne Brouha from the US came to South Africa in August 2011. They hope to leave a successful ARV programme behind in the rural clinics surrounding the Rietvlei Hospital in KwaZulu-Natal when they leave South Africa at the end of June 2012.The two have been establishing ARV services in Rietvlei by training two nurses at each of its 13 clinics on how to administer ARV treatment.Cameron said: “HIV rates in rural KZN are very high. We’ve put hundreds on treatment and there are always more who desperately need it.”She also found the experience rewarding, especially the opportunity to train the local nurses.“You feel like you are leaving something behind that will carry on. You are not just seeing patients. It’s been an amazing experience and I love working with the people,” said Cameron.last_img read more

Square Kilometre Array book published

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first_imgThe Square Kilometre Array (SKA) global radio telescope project – which includes a first phase site in South Africa – published a book this month on the project’s progress. It features photos and analysis from some of the best science, astronomy and engineering minds in the world. The first phase of the SKA radio telescope project, called MeerKAT, is being installed in the Karoo desert. It will eventually form part of the first phase of the SKA programme. By September 2015, seven of the 64 dish installations have been constructed and tested. The global SKA project is scheduled to be completed by 2024. (Image: SKA MeerKAT)• SKA: answering the big questions about the universe • SKA will boost Africa’s presence in science fields• SKA will drive growth of Africa’s human capital• Africa to co-host Square Kilometre Array A new, updated two-volume book on the history and the science of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) international radio telescope project was published in September 2015. South Africa is very much at the forefront of the SKA project; the MeerKAT telescope system, currently being constructed and tested in the Karoo desert, forms part of the first phase of the global SKA venture.The chapters in this new book reflect both the science undertaken with the SKA, including ground-breaking research in cosmology and the study of dark matter and dark energy, as well as the global efforts by engineers and the science community to co-ordinate and construct such a massive international project.Once completed, hopefully by 2024, SKA will interconnect a series of radio telescope systems in 10 countries in order to search space for a better understanding about the universe and solve some of the secrets of fundamental physics.  What is SKA? SKA is one of the largest global science projects ever undertaken, featuring a multinational representation of scientists, engineers and astronomers. The positioning of the African continent and the accommodating climate make South Africa a vital component of the project’s success. (Image: SKA/MeerKAT)The Square Kilometre Array project is an international effort to build the world’s largest radio telescope, led by SKA Organisation. The SKA will conduct transformational science to improve understanding of the universe and the laws of fundamental physics, monitoring the sky in unprecedented detail and mapping it hundreds of times faster than any current facility.The SKA is not a single telescope; rather, it is a collection of telescopes or instruments, called an array, to be spread over long distances. The SKA is to be constructed in two phases: Phase 1 (called SKA1) in South Africa and Australia; Phase 2 (called SKA2) expanding into other African countries, with the component in Australia also being expanded.With support from Australia, Canada, China, India, Italy, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, The Netherlands and the UK, the SKA project has on board some of the world’s best scientists, engineers and policy makers. And over 100 companies and research institutions across 20 countries are involved in the design and development of the telescope.SKA: the book With 135 chapters, 1 200 contributors and 2 000 pages on the science behind the SKA project, its official companion book is titled Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array. It is available to download free from the SKA website. (Image: SKA/MeerKAT) The book, titled Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array, consists of 2 000 pages in more than a hundred chapters, with contributions from more than 1 000 experts, scientists and members of the SKA organisation on astrophysics, cosmology and the search for answers in the universe, all within the context of radio telescope technology. Accompanied by a variety of photos and infographics covering the science and construction of the SKA system, the book is the authoritative guide on how this global initiative will work. It tracks the progress made on the project since 2004, highlighting the work being done in Australia, South Africa and other African countries including Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia.“The publication of the new SKA science book is the culmination of more than a year’s work by the SKA science team and the scientific community at large,” says Dr Robert Braun, the SKA science director in a release publicising the book. “It’s also a great testimony to the growing interest and scope of the SKA.”According to the publishers, the book deals with SKA’s search for life in the universe through the study of molecules in forming planetary systems and the search for potential radio signals from intelligent civilisations. The search for answers from “the cosmic dawn” – the first billion years of the universe’s existence – will not only inform the past, but also give the world a look at what might happen to the cosmos in the future.SKA and the NDP Construction of the South African SKA radio telescope project infrastructure, called MeerKAT, in the Karoo desert in March 2014. By September 2015, seven of the 64 dish installations have been constructed and tested. The global SKA project is set to be completed by 2024. (Image: SKA MeerKAT) The SKA project in South Africa fulfils the requisites for some vital pillars of the National Development Plan Vision 2030, including skills development through increased job opportunities and training during the construction of the MeerKAT facility, using local labour and top South Africa engineering and science talent.The project also addresses other NDP pillars such as creating efficient, world-class infrastructure networks and developing rural communities.  Construction of the South African SKA radio telescope project infrastructure, called MeerKAT, in the Karoo desert during March 2014. By September 2015, seven of the 64 dish installations have been constructed and tested. The global SKA project is set to be completed by 2024. (Image: SKA MeerKAT) A MeerKAT in the Karoo The first phase of the SKA radio telescope project, called MeerKAT, is currently being installed in the Karoo desert and will eventually form part of the first phase of the SKA programme. By September 2015, seven of the 64 dish installations have been constructed and tested. The global SKA project is set to be completed by 2024.  Infographic: SKA MeerKAT Further reading: Everything you need to know about the SKA project, including MeerKAT and the new booklast_img read more

Tension in Odisha town, prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC clamped

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first_imgA day after Kendrapara district administration clamped prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC following a faceoff between members of the Sangh Parvar and the minority community in Odisha, normal life has been affected in the district following a 12-hour-bandh call given over the incident.Tension is prevailing in the district headquarter town with reports of stone pelting coming in from some parts. Police resorted to lathi charge to disperse protesters. Vehicles remained off the road.As a precautionary step, the administration has ordered suspension of internet services and shut down educational institutions for a day. Armed police are patrolling in sensitive pockets to thwart possible breach the peace.“The situation is tense, but under control. We are keeping close watch on situation by stepping up of security in the town. There has been no report of untoward incident,” said Ranjan Kumar Dey, Sub Divisional Police Officer of Kendrapara. The tension cropped up as members of minority community protested against celebration of birth anniversary Netajee Subash Chandra Bose and Odisha freedom fighter Veer Surendra Sai organised by Rastriya Swyamsevak Sangha at Kendrapara Town High School ground on Wednesday. Minority community was aggrieved over being disallowed to hold an event a week ago.“The district administration had prohibited organisation of any event other than sports. The RSS members had not taken any permission for the event. When they marched towards the ground, some of our members picketed in front of the ground,” said Mir Obeda, a former councillor.“Felt offended over denial of access to ground, an outfit affiliated to RSS has given a call for a bandh in Kendrapara on Thursday. Everybody is panicked now,” said Mr. Obeda.The Rastriya Surakshya Samiti, which called the bandh, said the people were hurt as birth anniversary of freedom fighters were not allowed.“We just wanted to hold a small meeting to pay tribute to freedom fighters. However, due to protest by other community, we could not even garland their photographs. Police also could not come to our rescue when we faced hostile response,” said Sanjay Kumar Patri, co-convenor of Rastriya Surakshya Samiti.Kendrapara district collector Dasarathi Satpathy said the situation was under control and efforts were being made to broker peace among all stakeholders.last_img read more

Gymnast captures Philippines’ 4th gold in SEA Games

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first_imgLIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next Reyland Capellan competes in the men’s floor exercise event of the gymnastics competition of the 29th Southeast Asian Games Tuesday at the MATRADE Exhibition and Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur. Capelan scored 13.950 points to win the gold medal. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES POOLKUALA LUMPUR — Reyland Yuson Capellan snagged the men’s artistic gymnastics floor exercise gold medal Tuesday in the Southeast Asian Games at MITEC Hall 6 here.Capellan totalled 13.950 points to retain the crown after winning the same event in the 2015 Singapore edition.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Baseball fans flock to minor league stadiums to see eclipse SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Malaysia’s Zul Bahrin Sin Mat Asri took silver with 13.750, while Thailand’s Tikumporn Surintornta settled for bronze with 13.600.The other Filipino in the event, 18-year-old first-timer John Matthew Vergara was eighth place.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIt was the country’s fourth gold medal, and first for the day although more are expected in athletics later.Gymnast captures Philippines’ 4th gold in SEA Games2.4K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoLeicester to offer fans free beer and mince pies after traumatic year

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first_imgLeicester to offer fans free beer and mince pies after traumatic yearby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester City have told fans they have them covered for Boxing Day.Fans will be handed free beer and mince pies ahead of Leicester City’s game against Manchester City on Boxing Day, the club has announced.The gesture from the Foxes is a show of appreciation for the support the fans have shown in one of the most traumatic years in the club’s history.Owner and chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was tragically killed in a helicopter crash outside the King Power Stadium in October.And at the end of tragic 2018, the club are planning a host of activities before the 3om kick-off.There will be a Fan Village set up opposite the Foxes Fanstore.It will include a live band, fairgrounds rides and face painting for families between 12pm and 3pm. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

5 days agoLiverpool legend Fowler has pop at Man Utd mentality

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first_imgLiverpool legend Fowler has pop at Man Utd mentalityby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Robbie Fowler has enjoyed a pop at the mentality of Manchester United’s players.Ahead of today’s clash at Old Trafford, Fowler wrote for the Mirror: “There is something ­different about this ­Manchester United v Liverpool clash.”Something significant, ­something worrying for every United fan.”If I can borrow a phrase from Gary Neville, it feels a tiny bit like The Dog & Duck v… well, the Champions of Europe.”By that I mean simply that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team go into the game KNOWING they are an inferior side. He knows it, his players know it.”As a professional, you just know. You know when an ­opponent is quality and better than you. I’m not saying that means they’ll inevitably win. But you still know.”And here’s the thing.”When I was at Liverpool, we never felt inferior.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Interior Design Superstars To Host Citywide Event Benefiting PAWSLA

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first_imgWorld-renowned Interior Designers based in Southern California will present the first-ever “Design the Night” on September 26, 2015.On this special evening, seven design superstars will create and host uniquely themed experiences presented in their private home, personal design studio or other exclusive venue located in Los Angeles. Each designer will provide unparalleled access into their private world and a behind-the- scenes look into their creative process. Guests will have the opportunity to interact with the forerunners of LA’s design community and get a “peek behind the curtain” to see what truly moves each designer’s own philosophy and personality.The evening’s celebration will take place in seven independent venues across Los Angeles – including the private home of actor and producer Sean Hayes – and will feature a special interactive presentation hosted by Honorary Event Chair Mark Cutler. All proceeds from “Design the Night” will benefit PAWS/LA and its Abigail Fund. For ticket information visit: www.pawsla.org/designthenight.“Like PAWS/LA, the Interior Design community is dedicated to creating homes that foster happiness and transform lives,” said Designer Mark Cutler, who will serve as Honorary Chair for the evening. “As designers, there are few opportunities to help change the world—the idea of “Design the Night” is to do just that. On this special night, some of Los Angeles’ best designers will create spectacular environments that are leveraged into a fundraising event that can forever change the lives of critically ill people and their pets.”Founded in 1989, PAWS/LA is a Los Angeles-based non-profit agency dedicated to preserving the healing benefits of animal companionship for low-income elderly and those debilitated by life-threatening illness. To that end, the agency provides a comprehensive range of services, including veterinary care, pet food & supplies and assistance for homebound clients, such as dog walking, pet food delivery and pet transport.The Abigail Fund is a special endowment that provides additional vital support to those pets with extraordinary need, such as emergency surgery, ongoing chronic disease and specialized care of life-threatening conditions. By giving to the Abigail Fund at PAWS/LA, you help keep people and pets together— no matter the cost.“It is an honor to be the beneficiary of the first-ever ‘Design the Night,’” says Pamela Magette, Executive Director of PAWS/LA. “What a privilege it is to be working with these amazing luminaries of the design community. We are delighted to be joining forces in hope of creating an unforgettable night filled with entertainment and generosity.”“I have a passion for all animals and believe they need us as advocates,” said Designer and Host David Dalton. “I will be hosting one of the evening’s dinners in my home to share my love for entertaining, and my passion for animals on the same stage.”“I am honored to be hosting a dinner for ‘Design the Night,’” said Designer and Host Annette English. “PAWS/LA is a wonderful organization that does such great things for the community. I am happy to host an intimate gathering at one of my favorite animal friendly restaurants, Crossroads Kitchen. It will be a lovely evening, supporting a great organization.”“Although I don’t have a pet myself, it is such a great cause for those who do, and who wouldn’t love the opportunity to enjoy some Mexican treats in Gibson’s atelier,” said Designer Gary Gibson.last_img read more