12 Jan

“Don’t be fooled”, Jagdeo tells Alexander Village residents

first_imgLGE 2018…as constituency candidate calls for Town Clerk, Mayor to be jailedAs the residents of Alexander Village, Georgetown, braved the scattered showers to listen to the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Local Government Elections candidates elaborate on their plans for the various constituencies, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo told them that they should not be fooled by theOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and constituency candidates during the Alexander Village meeting on Saturday eveningGovernment, alluding to the level of corruption at the Georgetown municipality.“Do not be fooled. This is not about Royston King and Chase Green; they will put them back again if they win the city and they will continue with the wickedness because they have the majority and that is why we have to fight to take all the seats,” Jagdeo told the residents.The former President said the PPP’s list of candidates for the Georgetown municipality is one that has more integrity and progressive attitude than the entire A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) slate. He said the names of Mayor Chase Green and Town Clerk King keep coming up but sought to remind the residents that those two are mere actors who are supported by Central Government. Jagdeo said all the levels of corruption are now coming to light because of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the affairs of City Hall – a CoI which the PPP Local Government Commissioners fought for.“They have done all sorts of atrocious things to the residents of the city and now they’re facing what is due to them because the Government with (Communities Minister Ronald) Bulkan and the others did not want the wickedness that they are pursuing at City Hall to come to light. If you follow the CoI, you will find out how corrupt the administration of City Hall has been for the past several years,” he explained.He reminded the residents that the PPP Administration never controlled the affairs of the city, rather it is the People’s National Congress and later APNU who have had control for over 52 years. He said they have injected over $30 billion into the city, building almost every road and spending US$13 million to move the landfill site from the city to outside.“We gave subvention. We forced them to do audits and in the three years of this government, what was revealed is that they have gone back to their old ways. They are selling City Hall properties without the requisite approvals. They are giving hundreds of millions to friends and families without any procurement and what is coming out is the impunity in which they presided over the affairs of the city. It is not about Chase Green and Royston King… the PNC/Alliance For Change cabal they have 28 of 30 Councillors at City Hall. None of this would have happened had they exercise any control there but what happened at City Hall was done with the complicity of Central Government,” he said.The PPP General Secretary also said the Parking Meter Project could not have come on board had Minister Bulkan not signed off on the contract, adding that they are now distancing themselves from the corrupt project.City Hall woesMeanwhile, PPP member David Williams, who is a candidate for the area, riled up the crowd when he said that both King and Chase Green should be in jail.“Before your eyes the facts are there. The CoI that is currently ongoing shows Royston King has done so much damage, he should not be there at the CoI, he should be in the Camp Street prison. That is where he should belong, and Royston King is just an administrative officer of the Mayor and City Council. There is nowhere in a monarchy a king don’t have a queen and Ms Patricia Chase Green also should be put behind bars,” Williams said.Several of the constituency candidates also presented their plans for the areas, urging the residents to vote for the PPP.last_img read more

11 Jan

STARS receives second of five $100,000 donations from Walter Energy

first_img“STARS are grateful for the contribution,” said Farnden. “Stars is responsible for flying  11 patients from the Chetwynd area.” In total, $500,000 will be donated to the non-profit organization by the Alabama-based coal company over the five years. Walter Energy operates several mines in northeast B.C.- Advertisement –last_img

10 Jan

Kerr wants Gor charges to ‘arouse the Sevilla spirit’

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 14- Being a Manchester United supporter himself, Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr was pained when the Red Devils were ousted from the UEFA Champions League after a 2-1 loss to Spanish side Sevilla on Tuesday night at Old Trafford.However, the British tactician who led Gor to their record 16th Kenyan Premier League (KPL) crown last season picked up some bit of motivation in the midst of that disappointment. He now wants his charges to exhibit the same spirit when they travel to Tunisia on Thursday night for their CAF Champions League tie against Esperance.“I have played at that stadium (Old Trafford) several times before as a player and it has one of the most intimidating atmospheres ever. Watching Sevilla yesterday, they went in with no fear playing attacking football and caused Man United problems despite that kind of atmosphere,” Kerr told Capital Sport.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr giving out instructions to his players during their Kenyan Premier League clash against Bandari on March 3, 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKAHAYA“That’s the same situation we find ourselves in because we are going to a hostile environment in Tunis where no one expects us to win. We have to do exactly what Sevilla did at Manchester United. We have to forget about the intimidating atmosphere and go get a result,” added the tactician.K’Ogalo travel Tunis carrying a 0-0 draw from the first leg in Machakos and in the least, they will need any kind of a scoring draw to progress to the group stages for the first time since 1993 when they reached the quarter finals of the CAF Cup.Kerr is confident that his Gor Mahia side will be able to get a positive result against the side that slapped them with a 5-0 defeat the last time they played in Tunis, four years ago in 2014.“We don’t care what happened four years ago. We have a new opportunity and we will make use of it. I am immensely under pressure to deliver and I believe that I can do it. I believe in my ability, I believe in the ability of my players,” the coach added.-Game rescheduled-Gor Mahia players jostle for space with Esperance during their CAF Champions League first leg First Round. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe match was initially set to be played on Saturday but was moved to Sunday, effectively meaning Gor changed their travel plans. Despite the change of date without notice, Kerr says they will not be distracted.“Obviously they are trying to destabilize us with these small details, but we have our focus on. We need to go there and play without fear and show that we are also a good team,” added the tactician.Meanwhile, he has admitted that the team has found it tough in terms of preparations since the start of the season due to lack of sponsorship and he hopes that the situation will be solved soon.“It has been very tough because obviously we understand what the club is going through and I respect my chairman a lot because he has done a lot to stabilize the situation. But we should have been preparing in better circumstances but all in all we have to do with the situation. Hopefully it gets better for us,” the coach further noted.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

27 Dec


first_imgMILFORD GAA CLUB NOTES*Moyle Park Clean Up*A big thank you to all the volunteers and everyone from the Club and Milford United who came out to attend the clean up of the clubhouse last night. A big thank you especially to Paul Nash for organising the event. Photos and a full report to follow soon.*Seniors/Reserves*CLG BnaG v Naomh BridMoyle Park, Saturday @ 3.30 & 5pmOur Seniors and Reserves have their second last home game of the season this Saturday at home to Naomh Brid. League titles are within reach for both teams so your support could make all the difference. The Seniors currently have 3 games left with 2 of them at home, and are sitting 3 points clear at the top of the table with Burt having a game in hand. Throw in times for these games are 3.30pm for the Reserves with the Seniors afterwards at 5pm. *Intermediate Championship Quarter Final Replay*Burt 2-9 CLG BnaG 0-9Our Seniors lost their first away game of the league campaign on Saturday day away to Burt in the Division 3 top of the table clash. A win would have been a huge boost in the quest for promotion but as it stands it is still all in Na Galloglaighs hands. The first half was a tight affair with Cathal Mc Gettigan trading 2 points with Burt to leave it level after the first quarter but the boys began to gradually get on top and went two clear through Kyle Black and Luke Barrett. Gary Merritt had a good goal chance shortly after this to stretch the lead even further but his effort was well saved. Instead Burt went on to score three unanswered points in the remainder of the half to leave them leading 0-5 to 0-4 at the break. Gary Merritt got the sides level almost immediately after the restart but 7 minutes later the boys were dealt a hammer blow when Burt snuck in for a goal, and went four ahead with a point moments later. As had been the case in the first half the Na Galloglaigh performance was a mixture of the good and the bad, but the bad mistakes were punished mercilessly, while at the other end the boys were dominant but wasteful of both possession and shooting opportunities. With 8 minutes to go Pauric Curley had an effort strike the crossbar which would have brought the deficit to just one, and again the clinical Burt went up the pitch to notch another goal of their own to leave the score at full time 2-9 to 0-9.The boys were guilty of hitting the panic button a little early after the concession of the first goal and lacked the composure needed to take their scores and get them back into the game. But while today is a blow their destiny is in their own hands and need to win now against Naomh Brid next Saturday at home. This leaves Na Galloglaigh 3 points clear at the top with Burt having a game in hand. Team: Sean Gallagher, Gary Merritt (0-1), Sean Black, Kieran Sheridan, Tj Evesson, Enda McHugh, Jonny Logue, Luke Barrett (0-1), Joey Cullen, Darragh Black (0-1), Christopher Barrett, Pauric Curley, Gavin Grier, Cathal McGettigan (0-5), Kyle Black (0-1). Subs: Barry McNulty fo Sheridan (40m), Anthony Fisher for Logue (52m), Shay Durning, Adam Serrinha, Kieran Mc Laughlin, Paul Grier*U16 Ladies*Our U16 Girls are through to a playoff with Fanad Gaels to decide who advances into the County Final. Date and venue for this game is yet to be announced*U1 Girls Parish League*The U12 Girls Parish League continues this Friday at 6pm with the Final scheduled for Friday 16th at 6pm*Parish League*Our U8 and U10 Parish League continues this Friday and for the next 2 weeks before the finals on Friday 16th October.We would encourage all children to be there at 6 o’clock on Friday. Games will be over at 7.15. *Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 4-7-13-22. No jackpot winner, 2 match 3 winners, win €35 each. Sean McGarvey and Donall Barrett. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,180. Don’t forget you can enter the lotto from the comfort of your own home by playing through our own FREE Club App. Usual rules apply, pick 4 numbers per box, €2 and €5 options available. Numbers must be entered before 10pm or else they roll over to the next week. Perfect way for our many supporters and exiles overseas who would like to continue to support their Club.*Training Schedules*Seniors – Tues & Thurs @ 7pm (Pitch)Senior Ladies – Mon & Wed @ 7pm, Sat @ 10am (Pitch)Minors – Fri @ 8pm, Sun @ 10am (Pitch)U16s – Fridays @ 7pm (Pitch)U16 Ladies – Mon & Wed @ 7pm, Sat @ 10am (Pitch)U14 Ladies – Mon @ 5pm (Pitch).U12 Mixed – Wed @ 6pm (Convent Gym)*Underage Coaching*Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169*Lotto Database*Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2015 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:– Full family membership for 2015 included– Entered into every draw every week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw *Lotto Sellers Required*The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Contact Us*For all information and queries contact MilfordDonegalGAA@Gmail.com, follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.clgbnag.com*CLG BnaG Club Gear*A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751GAA NEWS: MILFORD HOSTS HUGE CLEAN-UP OF CLUB was last modified: October 7th, 2015 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:Milford GAA club noteslast_img read more

25 Dec


first_imgA ban on Donegal-based Spanish students crossing the border after the horrific Omagh bombing has been lifted for the first time in 15 years.Gonzalo Cavedo poses for a picture just seconds before the car containing the Omagh bomb explodes behind him.Two Spanish students were among the 29 people killed in the massacre on August 15th 1998.Students have continued to come from Spain to spend summers in Donegal but have never been allowed to cross the border into Northern Ireland. But this week small group of students have been allowed to visit the Peace Bridge in Derry.Fernando Blasco Baselga (12) and group leader Rocio Abad Ramos (23) were among the victims, along with Buncrana youngsters Shaun McLaughlin (12), James Barker (12) and eight-year-old Oran Doherty.Another Spanish visitor to Omagh on the day of the blast features in one of the most poignant images from the day.Gonzalo Cavedo was captured posing with a young child on his shoulders, completely unaware that in the red car just yards away was a 500lb bomb which seconds later would claim the lives of many in the picture and injure hundreds more. Mr Cavedo and the child survived, but the photographer was killed. Organiser Paula Helguero of the Donegal Centre scheme told the Belfast Telegraph that time has been a healer.“Families were worried that something could happen again. But time has been something of a healer and we thought we should return to the north, especially with the Year of Culture and with Derry looking so great.“We haven’t brought all the students together, but rather in groups of around 15 or 20.”In the years after the bombing, the Spanish students who stay with host families in Donegal were brought to Buncrana via Sligo rather than having to travel through Northern Ireland.Paula also revealed that her own niece was caught up in the bombing and was badly injured. However she made a full recovery and has since gone on tow work with Ryanair in Oslo.Paula and her students are planning to remember the bombing today by holding a special mass in Buncrana.DONEGAL STUDENTS MAKING TOUCHING RETURN TO NORTH AFTER OMAGH BOMB MASSACRE was last modified: August 16th, 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:buncranaOMagh bombingSpanishstudentslast_img read more