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Moderator cuts the ribbon at Raloo’s new church hall

A service of dedication has been held at Raloo Presbyterian Church’s new hall at Crosshill near Larne. Past and present ministers were joined by the Moderator of the General Assembly, The Right Reverend Noble McNeely, who led the service and afterwards cut the ribbon to declare the building open. Moderator of the General Assembly, The Right Reverend Noble McNeely cutting the ribbon at the new hall. There was a strong turnout from the community with elected representatives including the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Cllr Paul Reid, and MLAs Gordon Lyons (DUP) and Roy Beggs (UUP) also in attendance. A family service was held in the church the following day, October 1. Pupils from the Music Yard in Larne, led by Thomas Hamilton, sang and played. In the evening, there was a thanksgiving and praise service with well-known local harpist and soprano, Catherine Hamilton, with her band of singers … Continue reading

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University of Ulster graduations – Monday, December 10 2018

ACCESS, DIGITAL AND DISTRIBUTED LEARNING POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATEIN HIGHER EDUCATION PRACTICE PassSuzanne BeechDebbie BlairKyle BoydTanya DeanJuliana GerardLinley HamiltonMo HendersonCaomhan Patrick David LogueVictoria McCollumPadraig MulhollandLorna ReidStephen ShannonPriyank ShuklaMark SimpsonShuai Zhang CERTIFICATEIN PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PassMark BegleyMichael CampbellNichola ConnorJason DeeryCallum Robert DicksonJay EisenstadtStephanie EslerStacy HooperKevin KeenanNeil KerrPatreea LongCara MackenzieHazel MagillDainealle MartinAdrian McDaidCaolan McDonaldPaul McKnightAaron MurrayShauneen O’CallaghanKevin OsborneGemma ReillyMiriam Witts FACULTY OF COMPUTING, ENGINEERING BUILT ENVIRONMENT DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY PassGavin Michael AbernethyAshleigh AndersonKonstantinos ChotzoglouDonatella Maria Chiara CirroneKate CrinionDanielle Sylvia Evelyn MagowanPatrick McAllisterAndrew McErlaneAnna McListerAndrew John MolloyJennifer Therese O’Neill MASTER OF SCIENCEIN ADVANCED COMPOSITES AND POLYMERS With DistinctionStephen HewittAdrian John Terry MulhollandWith CommendationNeall Torney MASTER OF SCIENCEIN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING With DistinctionHamza Ali Alzyod PassMichael Conlon MASTER OF SCIENCEIN CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS AND LEADERSHIP With CommendationSean Corr MASTER OF SCIENCEIN CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS AND LEADERSHIP (WITH MANAGEMENTSPECIALISMS) With DistinctionDeclan Diamond MASTER OF SCIENCEIN CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT With CommendationPeter William Horner MASTER OF SCIENCEIN DATA SCIENCE … Continue reading

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University of Ulster Graduations July 4 2018 – Full list of results

Graduating from Ulster University today 05/07/18 at the Waterfront Hall is Liam LeStrange with a degree in Software Engineering Liam is pictured with Paul, Lauren and Rosemary LeStrange Photo by Simon Graham Photography July 4 2018 Results and pictures from Queen’s University summer graduation ceremony. Athletics star Andrew on right track to the top in Business Economics Queen’s degree is double reason for birthday girl Dollee to celebrate with family  Erika to graduate with PhD in education at Queen’s    ACCESS, DIGITAL AND DISTRIBUTED LEARNINGPOSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATEIN PROFESSIONAL PRACTICEWith DistinctionLauren BeggsTaragh BoyleChelsea BrennanLauren Margaret CallenderDaniel DohertyClaudia GreeneGemma McCaugheyBrendan McKillopColleen Grace NoadeKatie Simone NobleLeona SansomeAnnemarie Scott With CommendationRebecca AustinRobin Adam FeeAaron FullertonMichelle GallogleyKhalid HajiDavid Michael HenshawNiamh McCarthyRuairi James McCrickardGrace McKennaEmer NugentShannon QuinnMarc ReillyConor RobinsonLeigh SprattNicole Tully PassPeter James Gibney FACULTY OF ARTS, HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHYPassJohn BrownStephanie ChabanCiaran Andrew HegartyBeatrice JarvisCiaran Jude KearneyKrzysztof KrzysztofAnna McKeeverDavid McKeeverLaura O’ConnorCatherine Rose O’HaraNiall … Continue reading

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Worry As Deteriorating Cancer Waiting Times Revealed | Northern Ireland News, 11/01/2019

Elected representatives in Northern Ireland have expressed concern at the deteriorating waiting times for cancer treatment in the region. Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw, who lost her mother to the disease only last year, said she was “extremely worried” after the Department of Health revealed the further growth in the length of time patients wait to begin treatment after receiving a diagnosis. In September last year, 369 people began receiving medical care, but only 61.8% commenced the process within the recommended 62 day period, a fall of almost 3% from the previous month. Ms Bradshaw, who is Chair of the Assembly All-Party Group on Cancer, said: “Despite huge amounts of additional funding being made available by the Department of Health in recent years, it does not seem to have made any difference. So a better, long-term approach is urgently required. “On the All-Party Group, we have been highlighting the growing numbers … Continue reading

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11.9% patients in Northern Trust saw breast cancer specialist within 14 days

Just 11.9 per cent of women with an urgent referral to a breast cancer specialist were seen within 14 days in the Northern Trust in September. According to the latest figures published by the Department of Health, 19.2 per cent managed to get an appointment in August and 59.2 per cent in July. The Northern Ireland average was 92.1 per cent, in July, 79.5 per cent in August and 74.5 per cent in September. The figures for the Northern Trust were also below average for cancer patients starting treatment within 31 days – 90.2 per cent in July, 81.4 per cent in August and 82.8 per cent in the region in September. A spokesperson for the Northern Trust said: “Over the summer months, the Trust experienced a high level of demand for breast assessment that was far in excess of the Trust’s capacity to see all patients within 14 days … Continue reading

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