January 12, 2020

GuySuCo issues controversial lease to Montrose businessman

first_imgResidents of Montrose on the East Coast of Demerara raised concerns about an issued release of a reserved plot of land that borders the right-hand side of the Montrose main road after developmental work is being undertaken by a businessman in the community.According to the Chairman of the Better Hope/La Bonne Intention Neighbourhood Democratic Council, Zaman Shaw, the reserve is currently being maintained by the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) and the Council has no control over theNDC Chairman Zaman Shawissue of the reserve’s release.“The land is managed by GuySuCo, we the NDC have nothing to do with it, all we’re asked to do is be present when the Police come to remove an illegal structure on the reserve. So it was GuySuCo who issued the release,” Shaw said.This came in response to a letter published in Tuesday’s edition of Guyana Times with headline “Who issued the lease for reserve land?”The letter had stated that a massive piece on a stretch of reserve land has been fenced and construction works are ongoing. It further stated that the reserve land is a major part of the drainage system for the Montrose and adjoining areas.It is through this stretch of land that water flows to access the outfall which channels the water to and through the koker via the Montrose pump. This reserve thus plays a crucial role in draining heavy rainfall or any overtopping of the sea defences.Moreover, the letter further stated that the residents of the area said they were told by the staff/Councillors of the Better Hope/LBI NDC and the staff of the Communities Ministry that a lease was issued but did not revealed by whom.This lease that was issued is held at the Better Hope- Heatwave Band LBI NDC.last_img read more

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January 12, 2020

One year until the Olympic Torch visits FSJ; celebrate tonight

first_imgThe City of Fort St. John will host a special event Saturday night to start the one year countdown until when the Olympic Torch will be in Fort St. John.The event will be held at the North Peace Arena beginning just prior to the Senior Flyers Game.  The game starts at 8:30pm and will feature special events to celebrate the beginning of the countdown.  Events will include minor hockey playersl skating with our country’s flag, acting Mayor Ackerman will make the ceremonial puck drop and Frozen John will be on hand to hand out all kinds of prizes.There will also be a display about the Torch in the lobby of the NPA.  Plus of course the Flyers will take on High Prairie.  This will be the last regular season home game for the team.- Advertisement –last_img

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January 6, 2020

Neymar omitted again as PSG face Rennes

first_img“When I think of a strong team, it’s with him,” added Tuchel. “Nothing has changed, he has three years of contract.”PSG bought Neymar for 222 million euros ($261 million) from Barcelona in 2017, but has made clear he craves a return to Spain, whether with his old club or Real Madrid.Leonardo, the PSG sporting director, has confirmed that the club have held talks with potential buyers.“The transfer window will close in a month,” said Tuchel. “For the moment, he’s my player.”The Brazilian has not played for PSG since he injured his ankle at the end of May.PSG beat Nimes in their opening match 3-0.0Shares0000(Visited 17 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar, pictured in China in August 2019, denied all wrongdoingSAINT-GERMAIN-EN-LAYE, France, Aug 17 – The world’s most expensive footballer Neymar will again be absent when Paris Saint-Germain take on Rennes on Sunday in the second round of Ligue 1 matches, coach Thomas Tuchel said on Saturday.“Ney didn’t finish the training with the squad today,” said Tuchel. “It’s too early. We’re waiting another week for him to start with the group again.”last_img read more

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December 28, 2019

PICTURE SPECIAL: ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE SHOW THEIR BALL SKILLS IN AID OF MEN’S CANCER

first_imgLast September, the Student Council of St Eunan’s College got involved in a national campaign called “Blue September” with an aim of promoting cancer awareness in St Eunan’s College.The Student Council became aware of the ‘Blue September’ campaign through social media outlets, and they immediately knew that it was something that would truly benefit the Students.Student council member Aryton Kelly told Donegal Daily, “It’s frightening to think that 1 in 3 men (or 1 in 4 women) will develop cancer in their lifetime. “That’s about eight boys in an average class, and with cancer rates set to rise by about 60% (14 million cases to 22 million, Source WHO) in the next twenty years, we felt it was really important to equip the boys of St Eunan’s College with information that could potentially save their lives.Over the course of a week a PowerPoint was shown in every SPHE class, from First Year up to Sixth Year.This presentation had a huge amount of interesting and shocking information.Aryton added, “We believe it has affected the boys in the school by just making them aware, for example, that testicular cancer is most common in young men, aged 15 to 34. “Also staggering was 30% of cancers are preventable through lifestyle choices (smoking, sun-beds, diet, etc.).“This really opened everyone’s eyes and helped them realise that cancer is truly a universal issue – and is by no means limited to adults.A really important factor in the presentation was about how to do a self-check, and about symptoms of the most common cancers in men in Ireland: Testicular, Prostate, Lung, Skin and Bowel cancer.The Presentation is still available on the Student Council’s website (www.eunansstudentcouncil.weebly.com) under ‘News’.Nicholas Lane, the chairman of the Student Council and sixth year student told Donegal Daily, “The presentation was very informative, interesting and easy to understand. “I learned a lot of things I didn’t know before”.The week wasn’t a wholly sombre affair though, on Friday the Student Council held a Keepy Uppy Challenge in aid of Blue September (The Mater Foundation).Well over fifty students (and teachers) got involved in the challenge – the day was very positive, everyone got involved, we had junior students, senior students, care-taking staff and teachers.There are few events that a school can hold that invokes so much interest, but the ‘Keepy Uppy Challenge’ was certainly one of them. In all €107 was raised by the Keepy Uppy Challenge and over €200 was donated to Blue September – the Student Council would like to thank everyone that took part, and made this fundraiser and awareness campaign as successful as it was.Nicholas Lane, Chairperson said, “We’d also like to take this opportunity to congratulate the winners, from Junior House we had Enda McDevitt (351), Clinton Ilapeju (203) and Jack Cullen (185)Senior House: Ronan Dorrian (187), Caolan McDaid (144) and Oran Hilley (128)A huge thank you as well to Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure for part-sponsoring the prizes.The current Student Council of Saint Eunan’s College has been in existence since November 2013.PICTURE SPECIAL: ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE SHOW THEIR BALL SKILLS IN AID OF MEN’S CANCER was last modified: October 31st, 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:AwarenessBlue SeptemberFeaturesMen’s CancernewsSt Eunanslast_img read more

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December 27, 2019

GAA News: Four Masters to clash with Termon this Sunday

first_imgOnly three weeks to the Training Pitch Draw so please keep selling tickets. Return stubs and money on Mondays at 9pm to committee members at the Abbey Hotel reception.Seniors and Reserves are playing away to CLG an Tearmainn on Sunday at 12.30pm and 2pm.  Club Lotto:There was no winner of the lotto jackpot €2,300 in week 07 of the 2016/17 season draw held in the Abbey Hotel on Monday the 29 nd of August. The €50 winners in the lucky dip were Nora Mullin, Castle Street, Damien Gannon, Dublin.The numbers drawn were 3, 16, 23 and 24. Congratulation to all winners. The next draw takes place on the th 5 th of September.Renew Subscriptions, the club would ask all persons that are members of our lotto to pay annual subscription to sellers of to treasurer Paul Timoney 0872791305. New members are welcome with quarterly and half yearly subscriptions available.  Club Notes:Any club managers, mentors or members who wish to have information included in the club notes should email fourmasterspro@gmail.com before Monday at lunchtime to ensure it is included.Follow us via facebook, twitter, club app and www.fourmastersgaa.comGAA News: Four Masters to clash with Termon this Sunday was last modified: August 30th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:four mastersGAANotesTermonlast_img read more

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December 26, 2019

The low profile transfers who made huge impact in the Premier League

first_img 9 9 How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? 9 ALTERED How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures highlights Nemanja Vidic and Patrice Evra – Who sells their best players in January? Vidic joined Man United from Spartak Moscow for £7m and Evra arrived from Monaco for £5.5m in the winter transfer window, which was not much for a club like United to spend on defenders. They were not particularly high profile moves and it didn’t look like they were any good to begin with. “Like Patrice, [Vidic] took a battering in his first few weeks at the club in training as well as matches,” Paul Scholes said. “For the next year, every time I walked past the gym, I would see Nemanja in there lifting weights. He turned himself into a big, strong centre-half who was capable of knocking strikers out of the way.” They won five league titles and the European Cup before leaving in 2014. Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Peter Schmeichel – The goalkeeper cost United £550,000 in 1991, moving a year before he struck gold with Denmark at Euro ’92.. He was 27 and playing for Brondby and not a great deal was known about him, but within a few years everyone was aware of his commanding presence, especially his defence. He left United in 1999, having won the Champions League, five Premier League titles, three FA Cups and the League Cup. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won smart causal possible standings How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? gameday How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Football news 9 Sami Hyypia – Liverpool paid Dutch side Willem II £2.6m for Hyypia in 1999 and although he was unknown to many supporters, the defender immediately impressed. He was there for Liverpool’s biggest recent successes, including two FA Cups and League Cups, the Champions League and UEFA Cup. There were tears when he eventually left in 2009. Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack NEW ERA center_img possible xi Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – He went from unknown striker in 1996 to Champions League hero in 1999. United bought Solskjaer for £1.5m from Molde and few could have predicted the impact he’d have in England because, despite an impressive goal return in Norway, no one could have expected much from him. This is a time when Newcastle had just spent £15m on Alan Shearer. But Solskjaer scored 18 Premier League goals in his first season and then continued to find the back of the net throughout his Old Trafford career, which ended in 2007. 9 9 Patrick Vieira – Not a great deal was known about this 21-year-old Frenchman Arsenal paid Milan £3.5m for in 1996. But by the time he left in 2005, he had been part of Arsenal’s greatest period of success, which saw them win the double twice and remain unbeaten during an entire season. He was sold to Juventus for £13.75m and was regarded as one of the best players in Europe. Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Seamus Coleman – Did anyone really suspect he would go onto become one of the best full-backs in the Premier League and captain his country when he moved to Goodison in 2009? Surely not, especially when you consider Coleman cost Everton just £60,000 and the club fought off interest in the 21-year-old from Ipswich, Birmingham and Celtic to land him. 9 silverware impact Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more N’Golo Kante – His signing in 2015 was pretty low key and you won’t find anyone who thought the 24-year-old would progress the way he has. He helped Caen to promotion from Ligue 2 in 2014, but ended his first season at Leicester as a Premier League champion, broke into the France squad then sealed a £30m transfer to Chelsea and won another Premier League title. In 2018 he reached the pinnacle of a player’s career by winning the World Cup – what an incredible four years he has had. Of the signings your club has made, who have you been pleasantly surprised by?It’s great when a player makes a low key entrance or is signed on the cheap and then proves to be a hit and here, talkSPORT.com looks at some examples, beginning with Man United hero Peter Schmeichel. Laurent Koscielny – The defender had one season at Lorient before Arsenal made their move. The club finished seventh in Ligue 1 and despite the 24-year-old’s other clubs including Tours and Guingamp, Arsene Wenger clearly saw something. “We identified him as a very strong centre half, who has made big progress very quickly,” he said. “He has shown he is mentally strong, he’s a fighter and a very strong competitor. Koscielny is a great addition to our squad.” He hadn’t even played by France in 2010, but has become one of the most popular players amongst fans. You could also say the same about Thomas Vermaelen, who joined the club from Ajax for £10m as a 23-year-old in 2009. Arsenal had two excellent defenders there. who plays? 9 Christian Benteke – Benteke was 21 when Villa paid Genk £7m for him in 2012 and he started as he meant to go on by scoring on his debut. He ended the season with 19 Premier League goals and in 2015 earned a £32m transfer to Liverpool. It didn’t work out for him there, but he has shown he is still a goal scorer at Crystal Palace, who he joined in 2016. 9 Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade last_img read more

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December 25, 2019

Angels will host Yankees

first_imgARLINGTON, Texas – A game that figured to mean very little a few days ago turned out to be big for the Angels, their 7-4 win over the Texas Rangers on Sunday afternoon at Ameriquest Field, securing home-field advantage against the New York Yankees in the American League division series, which will start Tuesday in Anaheim. The Angels needed, and got, a three-game sweep of the Rangers, and also needed Boston to beat the Yankees on Sunday. “Considering what we had to balance in with our priorities, we did a heckuva job,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “We accomplished what we wanted to. We got guys rested and we got home field. Everything had to fall into place perfectly and it did.” Ervin Santana, who finished his rookie season 12-8, gave up four runs and seven hits in six innings to finish the season strong, winning each of his final four starts. “His talent is real, but getting the chance to grow with the experience he was getting was very important,” Scioscia said. “After the first six or eight starts when he’d have one good game and one bad game, he settled in. He changed things with his pitch selection and made the adjustments experience can teach you if you pay attention. And he certainly is.” Scioscia said he will reveal his pitching rotation today, but he is likely to go with Jarrod Washburn in Game 3 in New York, following Games 1 and 2 starters Bartolo Colon and John Lackey in Anaheim. Either Paul Byrd or Santana will start Game 4 in New York. Offensively, the Angels got a three-run home run from Juan Rivera and two stolen bases from Chone Figgins, giving Figgins the most in the majors this season with 62. “I went around personally and thanked all my teammates for letting me accomplish something like this,” said Figgins, who also finished as the team leader in hits (186) and runs scored (113). The Angels’ big three in the bullpen Brendan Donnelly, Scot Shields and Francisco Rodriguez combined for three scoreless innings to finish it off and got the necessary work in to be ready for Tuesday’s opener. Rodriguez got his 45th save, tying Cleveland’s Bob Wickman for the American League lead. It was one short of Bryan Harvey’s team record and more than Troy Percival ever got in a season. “I’m proud of myself,” Rodriguez said. “I didn’t let the Angels down when they decided to make me the everyday closer. I did my job, but I have more to learn. I feel I proved myself with my numbers but I want to be more consistent. My walks (32 in 67 innings) were too high. I want to be more aggressive, use my fastball more and put hitters away.” The 95 wins is the second most in club history, behind only the 99 wins by the 2002 team. SELF CONFIDENCE The Angels are a lot more confident entering the playoffs this season compared to last season, when they were swept by the Boston Red Sox. Last year, the Angels clinched the division on the second-to-last day of the season. This year, they clinched with five games remaining, allowing them to set up their pitching rotation and rest many of the regulars. “The whole lineup’s much stronger,” Scioscia said. “We were missing guys the end of last year. We didn’t have (second baseman) Adam (Kennedy, knee surgery), or (left fielder) Jose (Guillen, suspended by team), (third baseman Dallas) McPherson was inexperienced. One of our best lineup’s was (Alfredo) Amezaga at second and Figgins at third. I think we’re in better shape now than we had been at any point toward the end of last year.” PLAYOFF LINEUP Scioscia will put together his lineup in the playoffs similarly to how he lined them up in the final month of the regular season. Against right-handed starting pitchers, Steve Finley will play center field and Figgins will play third base. If Garret Anderson’s back is sound enough for him to play left field, Scioscia can choose Rivera or Casey Kotchman as his designated hitter. If Anderson can DH only, then Rivera will play left field. Against left-handed starters, Figgins will play center field and Robb Quinlan will play third base. Rivera and Anderson will fill the left field and DH spots, based on Anderson’s health. RIBBING ADAM Darin Erstad gave Kennedy some good-natured ribbing before Sunday’s game, saying Kennedy asked for the day off so he could finish the season at .300. Kennedy, who did not ask for the day off, finished the season 125-for-416. If he had pinch hit and made an out Sunday, he still would have technically finished with a .300 average (.2998). Either way, Kennedy did not have the required 502 plate appearances to qualify as a league leader, finishing with 455. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 160Want 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

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December 25, 2019

4 strong candidates, but only one can win

first_img “I have tireless energy and I’ve always been a volunteer,” she said. “I’m a parent first and foremost and I really want to make sure the quality of education is the best that it can be.” Henderson, who is seeking a second term, said he is running on the board’s record in the past four years. “I’ve been the one leading the charge on being fiscally conservative, developing after-school tutoring and expanding to full-day kindergarten,” he said. — Mike Sprague can be reached at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022, or by e-mail at mike.sprague@sgvn.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER — Almost no big disagreements have surfaced among the candidates and no real controversy exists in the race for three seats on the Whittier City School District Board of Education — a far cry from elections four years ago, when the failed process of locating a site for a new school created a contentious race. That was then and this is now. Even incumbent Javier Gonzalez, who is seeking a third term, said he will be happy, no matter who wins. Gonzalez, incumbent board member Ken Henderson and challengers Efrain Aceves and Linda Small are all seeking seats on the board, but only three of the four will win on Nov. 8. “Linda is a parent and community activist, and we need those kind of people,” Gonzalez said of Small. “Efrain is somebody who comes from the west side, where I’m from, and he brings a background of law. Ken brings in the business background, and I bring the education background.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week But don’t get Gonzalez wrong — he still wants to win. “I bring a whole lot of years of experience in education,” he said. “I know what’s in our schools. I also bring something to the board that perhaps nobody else does: I strongly represent the Hispanic community.” Both challengers are focusing on their background. “I know the area and I come from a similar background as the people who make up the district,” Aceves said. “I’m motivated, energetic, educated, and a quick learner. I’m ready and willing to give back to the community.” Small said she brings a background in volunteerism, including her work as chairwoman of the YMCA’s annual fund-raising campaign.last_img read more

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December 20, 2019

Raiders’ Antonio Brown returns, will face Denver, Gruden says

first_imgALAMEDA — He’s playing.It turns out reports of a suspension were premature. Raiders coach Jon Gruden issued a brief statement Friday and said wide receiver Antonio Brown was back with the team and the plan was for him to play Monday night against the Denver Broncos.Sure enough, Brown practiced and issued a brief statement to reporters, taking no questions.Antonio Brown’s statement. He took no questions. #Raiders pic.twitter.com/cKJC4Lmwmn — Jerry McDonald (@Jerrymcd) September …last_img

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December 17, 2019

Registration for Cattlemen’s Gala, fundraiser for next generation, closes August 14

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Cattlemen’s Foundation will hold the Cattlemen’s Gala Celebration and Fundraiser and sporting clays event Saturday, Aug. 26 in the Marysville and Delaware, Ohio areas. Registration will be accepted until Aug. 14 and no tickets may be purchased at the door.Ohio’s cattlemen have a lot to celebrate. Plan to join the day-long festivities on Saturday, August 26 to support the Foundation’s youth scholarship fund benefiting the next generation of beef industry leaders. The day will start with a sporting clays shoot, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., featuring individual and team competition to support the cause. Lunch will be included for participants.Following the shoot, OCA will hold a Summer Business Meeting at Leeds Farm in Ostrander, Ohio to discuss proposed amendments to the OCA bylaws. The business meeting is free to attend and open to all OCA members.Later that evening attendees can gather in their boots and hats for dinner, drinks, and dancing in the barn at the first Cattlemen’s Gala Celebration and Fundraiser also at Leeds Farm. The evening will feature live music from the John D. Hale Band, a nationally known Red Dirt music group from Missouri. Gala attendees will receive reception appetizers, drinks, dinner and live entertainment. Silent and live auctions will be held during the evening to support youth scholarships. Items will be available for viewing online beforehand atwww.ohiocattle.org.The events are open to all and discounted rates are available for attending the entire day, or individuals can select to attend the Sporting Clays Shoot or Cattlemen’s Gala. Don’t miss what is sure to be a good time for a great cause.For more details on the day’s events, registration and hotel information, visit www.ohiocattle.org or contact the Foundation at 614-873-6736.last_img read more

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