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first_imgSecond coach loses job in England BARNSLEY, England (AP): A British newspaper investigation led to a second football coach getting fired in England yesterday. Two days after Sam Allardyce lost his job as England manager following an undercover operation by the Daily Telegraph, second-tier club Barnsley fired assistant coach Tommy Wright. Wright was filmed apparently accepting an envelope, which the Telegraph said contained £5,000 (US$6,500) from a fake Asian firm to help place players at the northern club. Video footage was released by the newspaper late Wednesday and Wright was immediately suspended by Barnsley. “After considering Mr Wright’s response to allegations in today’s Daily Telegraph about breaching (Football Association) rules over player transfers, Mr Wright was dismissed,” the club said after a meeting with the coach yesterday. Barnsley said it was “unaware of such matters or involved in any wrongdoing”. Scotland punished after sick women’s team refuses to play NYON, Switzerland (AP): UEFA has ordered Scotland to forfeit a women’s Under-19 European Championship match for refusing to play because of a sickness bug. The Scottish football federation cited “acute gastroenteritis that affected nine players” and several team staff for failing to play Serbia in a qualifying match last week. The game in Albania between two unbeaten teams was to decide the group winners. UEFA says Scotland “is deemed to have lost the match 3-0”. Scotland can still advance to the next qualifying stage as one of the best runners-up.last_img read more

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GL&SC press conference was nothing else but a decoy

first_imgDear Editor,Obfuscation surrounds the statement from the Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GL&SC), Mr Trevor Benn, who at a press conference on Friday assured the nation that he was not personally involved in any corrupt land transactions.  But is that the point?  Former President Bharrat Jagdeo highlighted some serious issues with regards to the mad haste to transfer State lands using the machinery of the GL&SC after the passage of the No-Confidence Motion on December 21, 2018.  His statements are principally against the political influence on the leadership of the GL&SC and how it is being used to allow people who are using their official positions to influence personal gains for themselves.  Transparency International defines such a practice plainly and simply – corruption.  The person Mr Jagdeo seems to be holding singularly accountable for the state of affairs on these shady land transfers is Mr Granger.  So I see no reason for Mr Benn to get hot under the collar.At best, Mr Benn should have come with his maps, his dates and his facts to help Mr Granger prove Mr Jagdeo incorrect and this he did not do.  Rather, he totally skirts around the crux of the matter in a clandestine effort to play down and distort what Mr Jagdeo is saying.  And for dessert, he took the opportunity to inject politics into the matter which unfortunately placed Mr Benn in a political position.  Is Mr Benn, who was a former senior leader in the YSM, the youth arm of the PNC, reverting to his old role and has he decided to throw professionalism to the wind?It is extremely important to this nation that Mr Benn refute all of these claims by Mr Jagdeo factually, item by item in a surgical fashion.  Nothing else but countering evidence-based facts will remove the perception now that the decision-making process at the GL&SC is corrupt.  So this smokescreen of calling in the police is not helping Mr Benn, rather it illustrates a feature in many Governments of Guyana when caught in a corruption probe, they put on their battle fatigues and in the most gruesome fashion, commences a cover-up operation by blaming all and sundry but themselves for the financial and administrative skulduggery unearthed.  So if Mr Benn wants to help Mr Granger, he better get down to work or shut up.In the final analysis, Mr Benn’s press conference was nothing else but a decoy that causes the facts to be lost in a scramble to get his points over without competently addressing the issues raised by Mr Jagdeo.  It is unfortunately that Mr Jagdeo’s information had to be met with disinformation by Mr Benn since Guyana is now forced to choose sides based on the information in the public domain and from the way it is being assessed, Mr Jagdeo’s information with his maps and dates is more authentic than Mr Benn, who came to the press conference totally unprepared.I expected better from Mr Benn.Sincerely,Lisa Allylast_img read more

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Campbellville man arrested for illegal gun, ammo

first_imgRanks of the Guyana Police Force have arrested a man in Campbellville, Georgetown, who was found in possession of an unlicensed firearm and ammunition.According to Police reports, sometime around 12:00h on Tuesday, ranks were on patrol duty in the Campbellville area when they stopped and searched the man on Duncan Street.During the search, the officers discovered a .32 pistol along with four matching rounds.The suspect was taken into custody and is assisting with the investigation.This comes just one day after an Essequibo man was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition without being the holder of a valid licence.According to reports, Paul Primo, of Farm Village, East Bank Essequibo, was arrested on Monday at Arakaka, North West District.He pleaded guilty when he appeared at the Mathews Ridge Magistrate’s Court the same day and was sentenced to three years imprisonment.last_img read more

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French Ambassador Assures Country’s Commitment to Ebola Fight

first_imgThe French Ambassador to Liberia, Joël GODEAU, has given assurance that France remains committed to Liberia’s post-war development and the fight against Ebola.Ambassador GODEAU expressed the commitment yesterday when he turned over of a vehicle and US$80,000 to the Liberia National Red Cross (LNRC).Speaking at his residence where the presentations were made,  Ambassador GODEAU declared that, “The French will not remain insensitive or indifferent to the fate of Liberia and its people.”He said the donation, given mainly by French companies  in Liberia, was a demonstration of France’s response to President Sirleaf’s call to contribute to the reconstruction and development of the country. France will not abandon Liberia in this current trouble.“The contribution of French businessmen is part of the very strong commitment of France, alongside the communities hit by the Ebola virus in your country, Liberia, as in neighboring countries including Guinea and Sierra Leone,” Ambassador GODEAU added.Recounting other activities of France to the Ebola crisis, the Ambassador noted that from the beginning of the tragedy France immediately mobilized itself and established research institutes which first identified the epidemic. The work of these institutes is being used in diagnosing and monitoring the disease, and researching drugs and vaccines against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).Although the biggest portion of France’s contribution to the Ebola fight goes to its former colony Guinea, Ambassador GODEAU noted that institutes and testing centers in Guinea have immensely helped Liberians who have contracted the disease in that country.He also indicated that France has mobilized a bilateral aid of 35 million Euros and another multilateral extra aid of over 35 million Euros via the World Bank, the African Development, amongst others.The donation on September 25, 2014 was a joint effort by French businesses operating in Liberia under the umbrella  of the French Business Club.Companies or business entities that contributed include UMARCO-Bolloré, CICA Motors, Renault Garage, DELMAS-Liberia Inc., Liberia Equipment Ltd., TOTAL-Liberia, Bureau Veritas, Salala Rubber Corporation, AGS Frasers and BIVAC International.The head of the group, Jean-Michel MACIA, who also owns UMARCO, said despite the difficulties associated with commerce in the country now as a result of the epidemic, French businesses were still here to help make the economy stable to avoid more suffering for the Liberian people.He praised the Liberia National Red Cross for what he described as “tremendous” work done and still continues to do, stressing that they were here to complement the institution’s effort to fight the Ebola virus by donating US$80,000 and a vehicle.Vice President Joseph Boakai, in his statement acknowledging the French donation, noted that France is very committed to partners with whom it usually makes impacts.VP Boakai began by extending condolence to the French Government for the killing of one of its citizens in Algeria by terrorists.He commended the French companies for their donations and said Liberia will not be defined by the virus. Ebola will become history, he declared.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Fort St. John recognizes S.U.C.C.E.S.S. with official proclamation

first_imgRepresentative of S.U.C.C.E.S.S David Ambaryan says Fort St. John is the only community outside of the Lower Mainland where they’ve set up an office.“Settlement services are offered not only in Fort St. John, but we outreach as far as Tumbler Ridge and Chetwynd,” Ambaryan explains.The services offered include settlement workshops, integration support, social events, and other support services such as transportation.- Advertisement -“The current program that is apart from the mainstream program, which is services to newcomers, is called Local Immigration Partnership,” Ambaryan goes on to say. “This is all about creating a set of partners – everyone is this community that has something to do with intergration of newcomers.”Some of these partners include employers, police and healthcare professionals, according to Ambaryan.S.U.C.C.E.S.S. has also recently completed research outlining what is and is not available in regard to integration into Canadian society for immigrants in Fort St. John.Advertisement Money to support S.U.C.C.E.S.S, according to Abaryan, comes from the North Peace Credit and Savings Union, School District 60, the Literacy Society, and Citizenship and Immigration Canada. “Based on the results of this research, we are going to draft a community vision for integration of newcomers,” says Ambaryan. “…After that, we are going to work on the assets and gaps identified, and we will try to somehow alleviate those gaps so the integration in this community is very smooth and easy.”They also have a website with the same purpose in mind.Ambaryan says when S.U.C.C.E.S.S. first opened their doors in Fort St. John back in 2004, there were only two employees and since then the number has risen to eight.“Even those people that are not having status [sic], like Temporary Foreign Workers, are now being serviced by us.”Advertisementlast_img read more

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Premier League January transfer spending plummets

first_img0Shares0000Manchester City players celebrate winning the 2017/18 Premier League title © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 1 – Premier League spending in the January transfer window fell for the first time since 2012, with clubs paying a total of Sh23.5bn (£180 million) for new players, according to football finance experts at Deloitte.Nearly a third of the total expenditure was accounted for by Chelsea’s outlay of around £55 million for Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund, according to the figures. Last year’s winter transfer window saw top-flight clubs spend £430 million, with big-money moves including defender Virgil van Dijk to Liverpool for £75 million.However, most of the major transactions this January saw players leaving Premier League sides, with Brahim Diaz moving from Manchester City to Real Madrid, Mousa Dembele moving to Guangzhou R&F from Tottenham and Schalke buying Manchester City’s Rabbi Matondo.Tim Bridge, director in the Sports Business Group at Deloitte, said: “As we approach a decisive phase of the season, Premier League clubs’ January transfer spending has been relatively muted in comparison to what we have seen in previous years.”January spending was at £225 million in 2011 but fell to £60 million in the following year.It doubled the following year, and remained steady at £130 million in 2014 and 2015, before jumping significantly.The £180 million transfer bill means total gross spending by Premier League clubs in the 2018/19 season is an estimated £1.4 billion, the second-highest season ever following record spend of £1.9 billion in 2017/18.Other findings from Deloitte included the so-called “Big Six” clubs accounting for 43 percent of the January expenditure, lower than last year, when this figure stood at 62 percent.Newcastle United’s signing of Paraguay midfielder Miguel Almiron was the biggest deal to go through on deadline day on Thursday, for a reported £20 million.Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, who spent the first half of the season on loan at Valencia, returned to England on a temporary deal with Crystal Palace.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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DARRAGH MCLAUGHLIN SAVES THE DAY AGAIN AS MALIN DEFEAT GLENFIN IN DIVISION 2

first_imgMalin 2-10 Glenfin 0-13Malin secured a home victory in a tight game with Kieron McColgan and Brendan McLaughlin goal’s and a penalty save this week again from Darragh McLaughlin being the difference.Glenfin opened the scoring through Michael McGlynn, who hit a good effort from a central position 30 yards out. They followed this up with a point from Daniel McGlynn who cut in from the left before fisting over. Danny McCarron opened Malin’s account from the right after he had done well to recover Brendan McLaughlin skewed goal effort. Anthony Kelly leveled with a free after Dan McDaid had been brought down. Michael McGlynn swung over in response for Glenfin after good work from Daniel McGlynn. Kevin McGlynn then hit an excellent score under pressure and Michael McGlynn used the wind to curl a left-footed point from out on the right. Malin got back on terms when Anthony Kelly worked a short free into Brendan McLaughlin, who turned his man before advancing and blasting high into the net past the hapless O’Meara. Anthony Kelly’s free put Malin ahead for the first time but Paddy O’Connor’s late high free left the sides level at half-time Malin 1-03 Glenfin 0-06.Frank McGlynn hit a good score from distance at the start of the second half but Darren McLarkey responded immediately with an equally good score from out the left. Kieron McColgan, who scored a fortunate goal in the return game with Glenfin at the start of the season, was at it again with rasper from the 21’ with the outside of the boot flew into the top corner past O’Meara, sparking debate in the terraces was it meant or a pointed effort dropped short.Either way Malin were ahead, though Glenfin had an immediate chance to respond which seen a good move ended when Daniel McGlynn was brought down for a penalty. Darragh McLaughlin, last week’s championship hero was at again stopping O’Connor’s penalty and Malin scrambled the ball clear. Danny McCarron then pointed from out wide and Brendan McLaughlin split the posts from 30 yards out as Malin stretched the lead to five.Jason Morrow’s run and point and a free from O’Connor kept Glenfin in the contest before Paul McLaughlin latched onto Anthony Kelly’s kickout knock down and burst through from half back down the right before powering over. O’Connor hit two frees to bring the game back to two. Gary Farren and DanMcDaid then exchanged a number of one-twos before Farren scored from 30 yards. O’Connor again responded with a free for Glenfin. Dan McDaid handpassed over the bar for Malin after good work in the corner from McLaughlin and Anthony Kelly sealed the win with a long range free, though Frank McGlynn hit a late consolation quick free but Malin held out for the victory. Malin scorers: Brendan McLaughlin (1-01),Kieron McColgan (1-00), Anthony Kelly (0-03, 3f), Danny McCarron (0-02, Darren McLarkey (0-01), Dan McDaid (0-01), Paul McLaughlin (0-01) and) Gary Farren (0-01)Glenfin Scorers: Paddy O’Connor (0-05, 5f), Daniel McGlynn (0-01), Frank McGlynn (0- 02),Michael McGlynn (0-03), Kevin McGlynn (0-01), Morrow (0-01)Malin Team: Darragh McLaughlin, Michael McLaughlin, Conor Farren, ThomasMcLaughlin, Paul McLaughlin, Gary Farren, Kieron McColgan, Anthony Kelly, DeclanWalsh, Darren McLarkey, Dan McDaid, Damien Harkin, Danny McCarron, Seamus Houghton and Brendan McLaughlinGlenfin Team: Liam O’Meara, Martin O’Donnell, John Harkin, Gary Herron, Jason Morrow,Daniel Harkin, Kyle Doherty, Stephen Ward, Frank McGlynn, Daniel McGlynn, PaddyO’Connor, Ciaran Foy, Kevin McGlynn, Michael McGlynn and Stephen McGlynn. Subs used: Ryan Herron for Kyle Doherty 10mins, Jason Marley for Ciaran Foy (ht) and RyanDorrian for Liam O’Meara (45mins).Malin reserves lost on a scoreline of Malin 1-07 Glenfin 1-12.The team on the day was Aran McLaughlin, Conor Kelly, Aidan Bambrick, Lee McDaid, Robert Boggs, Christopher Doherty, Seamus McLaughlin, John Joe Doherty, Joe Doherty, Conor Bambrick, Noel McLaughlin, Padraig McCarron, Liam Gallagher, Joseph Doherty (pm) and Conor McGeogeghan.Fixture: Saturday 28th of May: Naomh Muire Lower Rosses V Malin in The Banks,Annagry at 7:30pm, reserves at 6.00pm, all support welcome.Lotto: Elaine McLaughlin, Shantla, Glengad won this weeks jackpot of €1800. The numbers drawn were 3-7-4- 1-2- 5-6. Next weeks jackpot is €500.The Malin Annual Sports Day will take place this year on Sunday 5th June in Malin GAA’s Connolly Park. The charities of choice this year are The Jack & Jill Foundation and Meningitis Research Foundation, worthwhile causes who help or have helped local families in the community. Races will start at 2pm sharp for all age groups, from young to old. The usual sideshows will be there including: Lucky Dip, Hamster Race, Puc Fada, Milking the Cow, Penalty Kick, Guess the Weight of the Sheep, Face Painting, Kids Play Area and lots lots more. Our now famous Country Queen will also take place, with some lovely ladies representing local businesses trying to win the coveted crown. We will also have our James Anthony McColgan Memorial 7 a side Gaelic Tournament, with teams from around the parish hoping to win the Cup. We hope to see you all there.Underage: The minor boys were defeated by Cloughaneely last Wednesday in the All County Division 2 final. The team on the night was Daniel Houghton, Robert Boggs, Cormac Cullinan, Cnor Kelly, Conor McGeogeghan, Ryan Doherty, Conor Quigley, Ciaran Doherty, Joe Doherty, Connnor McColgan, Oisin McGonagle, Tiaranan Stevens, Joe Doherty (pm), Conor Bambrick and Padraig McCarron. Subs Callum Doherty, Andrew Mullin, Aidan Bambrick, Ciaran Doherty, Conor Gallagher, Aran McLaughlin, Tomas Mullin, Fergal Monagle, Sean Byrne and Sean O’Neill. Well done to Patrick Collins, Paul Gallagher, Terence McLaughlin and their team getting to the final. The under 12 boys are at home to Urris in the last 11-a- side games and a win would see them through to the Maurice McMenamin finals next Sunday at 5:30pm in Muff. The Eugene McGeogeghan Cup is on next Wednesday in Malin for the Og Sport Inishowen Section at 6:30pm.The under 12 girls training continues every Wedensday from 4:00pm-5:00pmThe club would like to congratulate Charlie & Gemma Byrne on the birth of their baby boy Cahir.DARRAGH MCLAUGHLIN SAVES THE DAY AGAIN AS MALIN DEFEAT GLENFIN IN DIVISION 2 was last modified: May 23rd, 2016 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)last_img read more

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DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012

first_imgBERNARD (BARNEY) DOHERTYThe death has occurred of Bernard Barney Doherty of London and Buncrana. Reposing at the home of his mother, 5 Marian Park, Buncrana. Removal on Friday to St Mary’s Church, Cockhill, Buncrana for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to the Oesophageal Patients’ Association.ROSE HEGARTY The death has taken place at St Joseph’s Hospital, Stranorlar, of Rose Hegarty, Malinmore, Glencolmcille.  Reposing at the home of her daughter Rosemary Foy at The Old School, Malinmore, Glencolmcille.  Funeral on Saturday morning with 11am Requiem Mass in St Columba’s Church, Glencolmcille, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.  Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to St Joseph’s Hospital Patients’ Comfort Fund, Alzheimer’s Society or Carrick Day Centre c/o any family member. House strictly private please on the morning of the funeral.EUGENE FOXThe death has taken place of Eugene Fox, Church Road, Carrigart.  Funeral on Saturday morning with 11am Requiem Mass in the Church of St John the Baptist, Carrigart, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. The house is strictly private please at the request of the deceased.DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012 was last modified: May 25th, 2012 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:2012DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR THURSDAYMAY 25last_img read more

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Mega-Event season is upon us!

first_imgDiscover new friendships. With over 500 people at each event you are sure to make new friends! Don’t forget to add them to your Leaderboard so you can be inspired by their geocaching activity.Sign the official log book. It’s tradition that most Mega and Giga-Events have unique logbooks! Need proof? Here are some examples.Trade and discover trackables. Are you a trackable fanatic? You’re in luck. You will have the chance to discover hundreds (if not thousands) of trackables!Ask questions. With so many geocachers in one place, Mega and Giga-Events are a great place to ask any question you might have. Need help solving a puzzle? Don’t know how to look up night caches? Chances are you will find an experienced geocacher happy to help.Discover (or rediscover) a new city. There is a high chance that the event will not be in your home town. This is a great opportunity to explore somewhere new!Log a new geocache type. Did you know Mega and Giga-Events are a unique cache type? Spruce up your stats with a new cache icon!Compare epic geocaching stories! As geocachers, we have a lot of story worthy moments. Share stories and experiences with fellow cachers!Find love (it’s happened before). Some people find much more than just cache containers when they’re introduced to geocaching. Check out the story of geocaching co-founder Bryan Roth meeting his wife through a geocaching event.Get inspired for your next hide. If you are a cache owner or even an aspiring cache owner, you are sure to get some inspiration from the local geocaches or cachers that you meet.Meet local volunteers. Be sure to talk to your local geocaching volunteers if you have questions or just want to thank them for all of their help!Find an event near youShare with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedMega season is upon us!August 6, 2019Similar postNew: An events calendar on your DashboardAugust 22, 2017In “News”Geocachers make history at Geowoodstock 2018June 29, 2018In “News” Mega & Giga-Events are the ultimate gatherings for lots of geocachers. They offer a variety of fun activities and attract geocachers from all over the world. You can connect with new friends to help power your geocaching exploration. And that’s just the beginning. Here are ten reasons, in no particular order, why you should attend a Mega or Giga-Event!last_img read more

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Oracle’s Private ‘Cloud’ Not a Cloud says Vogels

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud#cloud computing Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… At London’s Royal Opera House yesterday Oracle presented their perspective and strategy on cloud computing along with two industry experts, Amazon’s CTO, Werner Vogels and Gartner’s VP of research, Phil Dawson.The consensus was that the industry is heading towards a mix of public and private clouds. Although by Werner Vogels’ definition, private clouds are not true clouds. True clouds, he argues, allow you to think about resources in an unconstrained manner. Elasticity and pay-as-you-go pricing are central to Vogels’ definition. When resources are switched off, you stop paying. If privately owned, a cloud would have fixed capacity (no elasticity) and would always have fixed operation costs – regardless of utilization.Gartner’s definition of cloud computing has evolved between 2008 and late 2009 to include elasticity as a characteristic, and now includes this differentiation between public and private cloud computing:Public cloud computing [is] a style of computing in which scalable and elastic IT-enabled capabilities are delivered as a service to external customers using Internet technologies. Private cloud computing is defined as a style of computing in which scalable and elastic IT-enabled capabilities are delivered as a service to internal customers using Internet technologies. Private-Cloud-In-a-BoxOracle used concept videos showing Cloud Administrator consoles integrated into Enterprise Manager as a way to demonstrate their vision and strategy in the private cloud. But the company did not disclose any detailed plans for the future to avoid setting timescale and feature expectations. With that said, they did hint that they expected it would take them 3 quarters to get the integration work done. tim hastingslast_img read more

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