12 Jan

President hosts thanksgiving service in observance of St. John’s Day

first_imgAs part of St. John’s Day observances on Sunday, President David Granger hosted members of the St. John’s Association of Guyana at the Baridi Benab at State House, where a thanksgiving service was held.Father Malcolm Rodrigues officiated at the service, which featured singing of hymns, reflection on the life of St. John the Baptist, and recital of special prayers.St. John’s Day marks the birth anniversary of St. John the Baptist, who is seen asPresident David Granger (centre) is flanked by members of the brigadea major religious figure who led the movement for baptism to be done near the Jordan River.In his message on the occasion, President Granger called on citizens, communities, corporations and local democratic organs to support the invaluable work of the St. John’s Association of Guyana.He recognised the organisation for its more than 85 years of selfless service to the people of Guyana. “The Association’s sustained work in providing ambulatory, disaster response, emergency, first-aid medical care and public health education training and services has been commendable,” the President said. The President, in September 2016, accepted an invitation to become the patron of the Association.The Guyana Chapter was established in 1933, and has trained thousands in a number of areas, including first aid and disaster preparedness.last_img read more

10 Jan

Croatia qualify for WCup with Greece draw

first_img0Shares0000Croatia’s Domagoj Vida celebrates with teammates after winning a World Cup 2018 qualifying match against Greece, on November 12, 2017 in Piraeus © AFP / LOUISA GOULIAMAKIPIRAEUS, Greece, Nov 13 – Croatia qualified for the 2018 World Cup on Sunday by holding Greece to a 0-0 draw in the second leg of their play-off in Piraeus for a 4-1 win on aggregate.Zlatko Dalic’s men will be playing in their fifth World Cup in Russia next year, having only once failed to qualify in 2010. “We had a good match in Zagreb but it was difficult here. If we had won 1-0 (in the first leg) it would have been very difficult tonight,” said Croatia coach Dalic, who only took over from the sacked Ante Cacic last month.“We are a very good team and it would not be just for us not to go to Russia.”A strong defensive performance, especially in the second half, was enough for Croatia to leave the Karaisiakis Stadium with a comfortable victory over the two legs after winning 4-1 on Thursday.“It was a tough match for us. We did not play at our level, but more important is the result,” said Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric.“Greece played a good game tonight, it pushed us, but there was no serious opportunity (of a comeback).”Greece coach Michael Skibbe dropped half of his players from the disastrous first-leg showing in Zagreb, and the return of Roma defender Kostas Manolas kept Croatia striker Nikola Kalinic in check.“Unfortunately we had a very bad performance in Zagreb three days ago and we paid for it,” said German Skibbe.“We then made too many mistakes. Tonight we were excellent and Croatia were not good. The previous match happened the other way around.”For the first 30 minutes Greece were in control, but despite two good shots from Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos and AEK Athens forward Anastasios Bakasetas, the home team failed to get the much-needed early goal.Greece came close to scoring four minutes before half-time when a cross from Kostas Mitroglou found midfielder Zeca, who headed the ball in front of the Croatian goalmouth, only for goalkeeper Danijel Subasic to tip the ball away with Panagiotis Retsos ready to head in.But the visitors nearly put the tie to bed when a left-footed blast by Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic hit the post in the 43rd minute, after Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic had earlier curled a free-kick over the crossbar.Greece continued to enjoy more of the ball in the second period but when it came to finishing off an attack, either a pass would go astray or a defender would step in.A shot on the turn by Mitroglou from just outside the penalty area just missed the post with an outstretched Subasic unable to reach it.Greece did put the ball in the net in the 79th minute, but substitute Dimitris Pelkas was correctly called offside.Bologna defender Vasilis Torosidis’ shot was blocked by Subasic with just three minutes left, denying Greece even a consolation strike.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

10 Jan

Guardiola signs new Man City deal until 2021

first_img0Shares0000New deal: Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola will stay at the club until 2021 © AFP/File / Paul ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, May 17 – Pep Guardiola signed a new deal to remain as Man City coach until 2021 on Thursday after a record-breaking season which saw the club run away with the Premier League title.Guardiola masterminded an historic campaign as City became the first side in English football history to achieve 100 points in a top-flight campaign, adding the title to their League Cup triumph. The 47-year-old claimed his strong relationship with City’s vibrant young side had convinced him to extend his stay at the Etihad Stadium.“I am so happy and excited. It’s a pleasure to be able to work here,” Guardiola said.“I enjoy working with our players every day and we will try to do our best together in the coming years.“As a manager, you have to feel good to be with the players –- and I feel good.”Guardiola had one season left on his City deal before signing the new two-year extension.If he completes the whole length of his new contract, Guardiola will have spent five years at City, longer than his time in charge of Barcelona and Bayern Munich.The Spaniard left Barcelona after four seasons as manager to take a sabbatical and spent three years at Bayern before joining City in 2016.Throughout the second half of the season, Guardiola had said he did not intend to discuss his future until the summer.But City’s Abu Dhabi-based owners have given the green light to the improved terms within four days of City’s last game of the season — a 1-0 win at Southampton that took them to the 100-point milestone.City scored 106 goals and claimed 32 wins, both Premier League records, with the only frustration their Champions League quarter-final exit against Liverpool.City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak saluted Guardiola’s ability to unify his squad of rising young talents and established stars.“In his two seasons with us, he has fostered an incredible spirit within the squad and significantly contributed to our progress both on and off the field,” he said.“In doing so he has embodied the passion and commitment we all have for the club.“I am very much looking forward to the continued impact of his work and to fulfilling our shared ambitions in the coming seasons.”– Sustained success –Guardiola arrived in Manchester boasting a glittering CV, including two Champions League crowns and three La Liga titles with Barca and three Bundesliga triumphs with Bayern.This season’s Premier League and League Cup triumphs have taken the number of trophies he has won as a manager to 23, burnishing his reputation even further.Guardiola has won 77 of his 113 games in charge at City, a win ratio of more than 68 per cent.City’s 32 league wins this season are the most he has achieved in a single campaign, beating the 31 with Barcelona in 2009-10.With his future settled, Guardiola has set his sights on leading City to sustained success over the next three years.“I will focus on the desire of my players to become a better team and every day that’s what I will try to do –- to improve on the pitch and improve our players,” Guardiola added.“We have a young squad with an average age of 23 and we want to keep taking steps forward and maintain the levels we’ve achieved this season.”Chief executive officer Ferran Soriano added: “Pep’s new contract extension is fantastic news for Manchester City.“We have all been privileged to witness how we have played beautiful football, won titles, broken records and reached the incredible mark of 100 Premier League points.“Pep has shown this style can succeed in the Premier League in a way it has never been done before.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

29 Dec

Job Vacancy: Dental surgery seeks full-time Receptionist

first_imgJob Vacancy: A Letterkenny-based dental practice is now recruiting for a full-time receptionist to join their professional and innovative team. Job description: Full-Time Dental ReceptionistExperience not necessary. To apply, please contact Station House Dental Surgery, Pearse Road, Letterkenny Co Donegal to collect an application form.Closing date for applications: Wednesday May 9th 2018.Job Vacancy: Dental surgery seeks full-time Receptionist was last modified: April 23rd, 2018 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:Full timeJob VacancyletterkennyReceptioniststation house dentallast_img read more

28 Dec

BEAUTIFUL MUSIC IN THE STUNNING SURROUNDINGS OF GLENVEAGH

first_imgThe Donegal hills will come alive with the sound of music as part of the 2nd Donegal Chamber Music Festival which opens next week.Featuring a family concert, music and poetry, a choral concert, classical music and Irish Gaelic songs, it is an unmissable event.Featured artists include Donegal Chamber Orchestra, Amy Gillen (flute), Szabó Yélamo String Duo, DMEP`s Junior & Intermediate String Orchestras, Denise Blake (poet), Dominic Mac Giolla Bhride ,Donegal Camerata, The Conwal Singers, and the music of composer Derek Ball. This festival is held in association with Donegal Music Education Partnership (Donegal ETB), the Regional Cultural Centre & The Glebe Gallery.A beautiful programme of music has been planned for the event.Donegal Chamber Orchestra with guest soloist Amy Gillen will open the Festival with a concert at Glenveagh National Park on Friday May 29thThe Orchestra features classical string players from across the county and is dedicated to helping students and amateur musicians achieve the highest level of excellence in performance. The Orchestra was founded in 2006 by Hungarian violinist Orsolya Szabó-Yélamo (Violin resource tutor with Donegal Music Education Partnership) and Spanish cellist Víctor Yélamo (Artistic Director of the ensemble).Amy Gillen (18) from Laghy won the Senior Flute Competition at the ESB Feis Ceoil in 2014.The Family Concert is on Saturday May 30th at the Glebe Gallery, Churchill.Music and Poetry with the Donegal Camerata String Quintet and poet Denise Blake takes place on Sunday 31st May in the Drawing Room at Glenveagh Castle.Acclaimed Gaoth Dobhair seán-nós singer and composer Dominic Mac Giolla Bhríde will perform alongside members of Donegal Camerata – expect a spell-binding evening at Glenveagh.Also part of the Festival is a Choral Concert with the The Conwal Singers conducted by Karen Patton.This four-part chamber choir based in Letterkenny will form “Songs for A Summer Evening’ on June 6th in the Drawing Room, Glenveagh Castle.THE 2nd Donegal Chamber Music Festival at Glenveagh National Park runs from Friday May 29th – Sunday June 7th. Tickets can be booked at An Grianán Theatre Box Office: 074 9120777 or online at www.angrianan.ticketsolve.com.BEAUTIFUL MUSIC IN THE STUNNING SURROUNDINGS OF GLENVEAGH was last modified: May 15th, 2015 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:Chamber Music FestivalGlenveaghVictorlast_img
27 Dec

HURLING: SETANTA CROWNED 2013 COUNTY U-21 CHAMPS AFTER NARROW WIN OVER ST EUNAN’S

first_imgSETANTA U-21 hurlers are county champions.They defeated St Eunan’s by a single point in the 2013 final which was rescheduled and played in Convoy today.The final score was 1-05 to 0-07, with Setanta a point ahead at half-time 0-04 to 0-03. The sides held a minute’s silence before the game in memory of the Brogan sisters who lost their lives in a house fire in Letterkenny yesterday. HURLING: SETANTA CROWNED 2013 COUNTY U-21 CHAMPS AFTER NARROW WIN OVER ST EUNAN’S was last modified: January 4th, 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:SETANTASt EunansU-21 hurling finallast_img read more

25 Dec

MAYOR CALLS FOR AMNESTY FOR DONEGAL’S UNDOCUMENTED AT DIASPORA WEBSITE LAUNCH

first_imgFrankie’s Angels! The ladies behind the Donegal Diaspora website along with Mayor Frank McBrearty at today’s launchThe Mayor of Donegal has called for an amnesty to allow the undocumented Irish in the US to return home during the year of The Gathering.Cllr Frank McBrearty was speaking as he launched the Donegal Diaspora website in Letterkenny this afternoon.Mayor McBrearty said he was an avid supporter of The Gathering and its aims. But he said everyone must be able to avail of the opportunity to return to wherever in Ireland they have their roots.“Many of our brothers and sisters have been scattered to the fours corners of the globe through no fault of their own in their quest to make better lives for themselves.County Manager Seamus Neely with Cllr Bernard McGuinness at today’s launch“Many thousands of those have found themselves in America – either legally or illegally.“Our thoughts and prayers should be with the undocumented and hopefully this year, in the new dawn of the Obama administration, there will be an amnesty and they will be able to come home from the US,” he said. The launch of the Donegal Diaspora website is the first time Donegal County Council has reached out to the millions of people abroad who claim to have Donegal heritage.One of those who have worked on making the website a reality, Sally Murphy, took those on a virtual tour of all the site has to offer.Ms Murphy said she is really excited about the project and how she expects the numbers of people visiting the site to grow in the coming days, weeks, months and years ahead.As well as portraying all Donegal has to offer, the website also features countless stories on Donegal people who have made their lives abroad.One of the features of the site is a special blog section which allows people from around the globe who have Donegal connections to tell their story. Other features include how people can invest in Donegal,Donegal County Manager Seamus Neely said the new Donegal Diaspora website is meant for anyone in the world who has any kind of interest in Donegal.“This Donegal global community, our ‘Pobal Domhanda’ is made up of people who have left the county in recent times, of descendants of those who have left over past decades and centuries and of those who have developed an interest in the county for one reason or another.“This website is for those many people so they can keep a link with the county of Donegal wherever on our planet they find themselves,” he said. The website is www.donegaldiaspora.ieSpecial guests at today’s launch of the Donegal Diaspora websiteMAYOR CALLS FOR AMNESTY FOR DONEGAL’S UNDOCUMENTED AT DIASPORA WEBSITE LAUNCH was last modified: February 6th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Cllr Frank McBreartyDonegal Diaspora websitelast_img read more

25 Dec

VIEWPOINT: A NEW ‘F’ WORD FOR PEOPLE IN DONEGAL

first_imgby Mark McCollum – Co-ordinator The Voice of Older People DonegalThe New ‘F’ WordThere is a new ‘F’ word being discussed throughout the Country; go into any shop, garage, or post office (the ones that are still open), and you will hear people talking about the seemingly inexorable rise in Fuel costs. As a direct result of the additional ‘carbon levy’ it is predicted that there will be significant increase in what is classified as ‘Fuel Poverty’. Fuel Poverty’ (the new F word) is said to occur when in order to heat their home to an adequate standard of warmth a household needs to spend more than 10% of its income on total fuel use. That’s the official definitionHowever, this definition does not take account of the amount that a household actually spends on fuel, nor the amount available for the household to spend on fuel after other costs have been met.Fuel poverty is not just about access to heating as the definition of ‘fuel’ is taken to include all expenditure on domestic energy, including that used for hot water, cooling, lights and appliances.It has to be acknowledged that the Government has retained a reduced fuel allowance for 26 weeks, and make a contribution to offsetting, electricity cost indirectly by continuing to offer free units (albeit at a significantly reduced level). However, any progress made in tackling fuel poverty is at risk of being completely obliterated by the rocketing energy prices.Notwithstanding, the ambiguities around how the concept is defined, caused or the complexity of the issues involved, what must be addressed is how the situation can be ameliorated for the thousands of vulnerable older people that will be affected. There is a strong causal relationship between poor inadequately insulated housing, fuel poverty and adverse health; and in general terms, which group lives in the poorest housing stock? Older People!It is an extremely serious situation, and one which has become more and more prevalent over the recent months as the temperature has remained stubbornly low. In the current cooling economic climate the stark fact is, that the area of Fuel Poverty and its affect on older people has long ceased to be an academic matter, put bluntly, it is matter of life or death; the harsh reality is, a significant number of deaths of older people in the winter months can be attributed to Fuel poverty.One only has to look at the forecourts of the numerous petrol stations around the County to see that there is an increase in the availability of the 5 gallon ‘emergency’ home heating supply, this it seems is how more and more people are obtaining their fuel, in smaller and smaller quantities, and paying a premium price, there are also apocryphal stories of older people scavenging for wood and cutting up pallets to generate heat, is this how we want to people to exist in 21st Century Ireland.There is a prevailing sense of fear and uncertainty and despite the talk of green shoots, the reality is that the cumulative affect of the numerous taxes, levy’s and cuts are reducing people to a state of exception in which they exist rather than live.To this end, The Voice of Older People, Donegal is strongly urging the Government, energy providers and all relevant agencies to take resolute steps to ensure that vulnerable older people are protected from the adverse affects of rising fuel prices, so that they can afford to heat their homes. We are not looking for reactive, quick fix solutions, but we are looking to government and all other relevant agencies to provide a collective response in tackling this issue. Energy providers at both local and national level can play their part in easing hardship for older people by implementing measures to defer any increased charges, such as the introduction of payment cards and absorbing some of the increases.Over the coming months it appears as though the cost of keeping warm will continue to increase, things have to be done to stop older people having to pay the ultimate price in order to stay warm; the time for talking is over, and firm action needs to be taken and quickly to address this all to real problem.VIEWPOINT: A NEW ‘F’ WORD FOR PEOPLE IN DONEGAL was last modified: May 2nd, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:VIEWPOINT: A NEW ‘F’ WORD FOR PEOPLE IN DONEGALlast_img read more

25 Dec

Prop. 75 push showed workers how to opt out

first_imgIn elections, the only real test of an argument is whether enough people buy into it on election day, not whether it is true. If it turns out to be false, the issue has already been decided and little can be done. But Proposition 75, which would have required public-employee unions to obtain members’ permission before using their dues for political activities, but lost, could be an exception. In their campaign against Proposition 75, union leaders asserted repeatedly that the measure would make little difference to their members, because they could already easily opt out of funding union politics with their dues. If that claim is untrue, as many union members argued, the Proposition 75 campaign can still benefit workers. There were strong reasons to doubt the assertions about the ease of opting out of funding union politics. Unions would not have spent $100 million to defeat a proposition that would make little difference in their fundraising ability. Further, more than a third of union members routinely oppose positions union leaders fund, and many of them favored Proposition 75, but far fewer than those who have opted out, suggesting that the claim was false. This is why Proposition 75 may have a silver lining. The large number of union workers who were not really aware of their right to opt out, or how to go about it, have now been repeatedly informed by their leadership that they can easily opt out. And particularly for those who supported Proposition 75, seeing $100 million of their dues going to oppose their wishes tells them that opting out could save them a substantial amount of money. All union members, not just those in public-employee unions who would have been directly affected by Proposition 75, now have the chance to take their leaders at their word. So despite Proposition 75’s failure to protect “dissident” union members by passage, its ubiquitous campaign has armed them with repeated public union assertions of the ease of opting out. They can now put that claim to the test. Those union workers who disagree with union politics, but have not opted out, should now do so, to see just how easy it really is. If there are no problems, those workers will have gained in the same manner as if Proposition 75 had passed. However, if opting out is not as easy as advertised, the incidents of pressure, stalling, misinformation, “lost” documents, accounting tricks, etc., involved can reveal to everyone that union leaders were knowingly lying. And opening up any such abusive and illegal tactics to the sunshine of scrutiny could be the lever that turns those lies into the truth, benefiting a large number of union members. Proposition 75 may have lost at the polls, but if union members now act on the claims their leaders made to defeat it, they can reap many of the benefits it would have provided. But with those claims still fresh in everyone’s mind, they will have to act soon. Individual members will have to opt out, remind like-minded co-workers that they can do so as well, communicate with one another the precise details of what they must do to complete the process, and publicize the roadblocks put in their way. To the extent that members truly support their unions’ political positions, few will act, and their leaders’ claim that Proposition 75 will make little difference will be proved true. However, if those opposed have the courage to act, they can turn what were false claims about opting out into a fact, save wasted dues, and expand their political voice in the state. Then Proposition 75’s campaign would not have been in vain. Gary Galles is a professor of economics at Pepperdine University. Write to him in care of Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA 90263. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

18 Dec

Mateque Pink Cerise Heat Mat, Does the job: -) and is pink:

first_imgFantastic selling price, arrived swift and does a terrific job.I am pretty delighted with the invest in. This item arrived promptly and was exactly as marketed. I am really pleased with the acquire.Inexpensive and cheerful does the work.Key specs for Mateque Pink Cerise Heat Mat for all hair straighteners ghd:Flat Mat to Leave Straighteners on and walk away safely.This is a 100% Mateque heat proof mat with no logo that conforms to BSI StandardsProtects your surfaces against damage from heat generated from your styling productsCan be used for all brands of hair styler or ceramic irons/tongs/wands.Absorbs Heat From Styling ToolComments from buyers” stay in and sign for it as it was easily posted through the letter box, I am very pleased with the purchase, I’d definitely recommend this, Looks great on my dressing table, Does the job: -) and is pink:, serves the purpise”Keep in and signal for it as it was conveniently posted by the letter box. My acquire arrived promptly and no will need to keep in and sign for it as it was easily posted via the letter box.I did not know that heat mats ended up available until eventually a buddy explained to me. Although i do keep in mind to unplug the straighteners i in some cases forget about to shift them off the wood dressing desk. This mat is really cerise but matches on the corner of the dressing table okay. I did check out beneath and it does even now appear to pass heat by – not as significantly obviously as obtaining seriously very hot products remaining on a picket surface but i did hope it to soak up all the heat. Will carry on to use but may possibly look around for a thicker just one later.Does the career: -) and is pink:. Does the career 🙂 and is pink :-).A basic cloth heat mat that seems appealing, colourful, is inexpensive and does the job. Cannot actually question for just about anything much more.Does the task no more burn off marks.Not luxury but does exacty what i want it to do, guard surfaces, so would propose with hesitation.Seems fab in my daughter’s space. Not certain how extended it will very last.Really excellent heat protector mat. Superior price tag & fast shipping.Seems to be wonderful on my dressing table. In essence a piece of felt but it can be a great size and color.Best for my ghd straighteners.This is very good worth, and it is a wonderful color as well.Really like it, really colour, excellent selling price, is effective pretty nicely.Outstanding, my desk is not even sizzling beneath.I might definitely endorse this. Fantastic product, precisely as explained and arrived quite swiftly :-).Slim but effective for putting ghd straight on to although hot.last_img read more