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May
26

PNGOC win first netball title in a nail-biter

first_imgAt last the defending champions the Department of Works were brought down to ground level at the Rita Flynn indoor courts with the PNGOC, sealing their first Public Servants Netball title. PNGOC coach Ani Iamo wanted the perfect game for her girls but instead, she got the perfect feeling ever as her side stole the victory.Prior to the final, PNGOC had beaten Works just two weeks earlier but were not confident enough for in final as the two-time champions Works was a tough team to beat in the league.Momentum was what brought everything to the last moment in match that swiftly pulled away the blood pressures of the audience to think otherwise of the PNGOC.It was a one point victory, but nonetheless the PNGOC who were uncharacteristically unpredictable, spending almost the entire match trailing the Works, suddenly they took the lead for the first time in the second half of the game.With minutes to go, veteran Wilma Gigimat slashed the hoop with a decisive goal, and suddenly everything that came before that was irrelevant.They OC were powerless but as they smelled blood in the dying minute, they pushed forward from the Work’s little carelessness at the shot and turnovers to take the ascendency and win a grand final thriller by one match point.last_img read more

Jan
20

Arnett look to ease past lowly Waterhouse

first_img VETERANS HAVE LOTS TO DO The veterans, Irvino English, Jermain ‘Tuffy’ Anderson and Weston Forrest, still have a lot to offer, but they have to work for the good of the team if they are to stand a chance. In other games, defending champions and leaders Montego Bay United should get the better of the visiting Jamalco at Wespow Park while the Tivoli Gardens-Humble Lion game should be a very attractive showdown. Home team Harbour View should be given the edge over Boys’ Town, but the visitors cannot be written off as Jamiel Hardware and Shamar Nicholson are players of quality. Maverley-Hughenden have lost two games in a row and they believe that home advantage will help in their quest to stem the slide. Since the return of Craig Foster, Reno Football Club have been finding the goal with regularity and have pocketed two wins in the process. They will expect things to continue in that vein against Portmore United, but the visiting team will have ideas of their own. Former champions Arnett Gardens will be hoping that home comforts bring them what it brought at the turn of the new year when they host the struggling Waterhouse at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex in one of six games on today in the Red Stripe Premier League. On that day, ‘The Junglists’ shocked title challengers UWI FC 5-3, but only managed to edge neighbours and the 12th-placed of the 12 teams in the League, Boys’ Town, 2-1 at the Barbican field. That game, coach Jerome Waite said, was affected by the playing surface. “The playing surface then really did not help our game, but with us playing at home this week, we should give a better account of ourselves,” Waite Told The Sunday Gleaner. Waite’s optimism, according to him, has nothing to do with the fact that their opponents are struggling and are firmly rooted in the relegation zone. In fact, he expects them to put up a tough fight. “We expect a competitive game from Waterhouse despite them struggling at the bottom. They are a team that cannot be taken lightly because of their pride and their fighting spirit. They always play us hard, they have good players and a coach who is a good motivator,” Waite said, assessing the opposition. He added: “On the other hand, we have a job to do. We are playing at home and have to deliver for our fans. Also, three points will keep us closer to the leaders and help us to continue to climb up the ladder.” Arnett Gardens will have to achieve their victory without the reliable Newton Sterling, their primary goalscorer. That, though, is not a worry for the home team as, according to Waite, they have scored seven goals in their last two games with seven different individuals responsible for the goals. Players such as the returning Kemal Malcolm, veteran Leon Strickland, Marvin Morgan, Fabian Reid and captain O’Neil Thompson should figure prominently for them. In captain Romario Campbell and Deandre Brown, Waterhouse have quality players, but are not helped by the departure of a number of players and injury to the exiting youngster, Rodave Murray. So bad is the situation in terms of player availability, that Waterhouse have not been able to name more than 15 players for their squad. Today’s games: – 3 p.m.: Arnett Gardens vs Waterhouse – Anthony Spaulding Complex – 3 p.m.: Montego Bay United vs Jamalco – Wespow Park/Fairfield – 7 p.m.: Harbour View vs Boys’ Town – Harbour View Stadium – 3 p.m.: Maverley-Hughenden vs UWI FC – Constant Spring Complex – 3 p.m.: Reno FC vs Portmore United – Frome Complex – 3 p.m.: Tivoli Gardens vs Humble Lion – Edward Seaga Complexlast_img read more

Jan
17

Honouring the other two-thirds Guyanese women

first_imgDear Editor,I was absolutely delighted to read the Guyana Times report of March 9, 2018, about the exhibition entitled “African Guyanese Women” which was mounted to mark International Women’s Day through the collaborative efforts of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) and the United Nations Association of Guyana (UNAG) in cooperation with Castellani House.This important exhibition highlighted the contributions of African Guyanese women such as People’s National Congress (PNC) stalwarts Viola Burnham, Winifred Gaskin and Shirley Field Ridley, and also paid homage to the African women who endured the hardships of slavery.In light of Guyana’s diverse racial/ethnic population, I am sure the above-mentioned organisations that brought this exhibition to fruition intended no slight and are now working to mount a similar one to showcase the contributions of the other two-thirds of the country’s women who are Indian, Portuguese, Chinese, and mixed Guyanese, and women of the First Nations.Women from these communities also made commendable contributions to national development politically, socially and culturally, and are descendants of mothers and grandmothers who endured the hardships of indentureship and, in the instance of the First Nations, the brutalities of colonial conquest.They also endured hardships brought on by more recent political and socio-economic situations such as the 28-year PNC dictatorship, and I would suggest that the exhibitors pay homage to the current plight of the mainly Indian Guyanese women and their families who are managing to survive on sugar estates that have been shut down by the Granger Government.No one would ever accuse the M&CC, UNAG and Castellani House of ever subscribing to any prejudiced view that African Guyanese women are singular or superior in their contributions over all the other women of Guyana so I am sure they intended to stage an even larger exhibition to honour the other two-thirds of Guyanese women.In order to help them in their research and planning, I will list just a few names of women who must be included: Guyana’s first and only woman President, Janet Jagan; trailblazing businesswoman Lyla Kissoon; academic Dr Desrey Fox; historian Sr Noel Menez; poet Mahadai Das; artists Betsy Karim, Stephanie Correia and Bernadette Persaud; philanthropist Ameena Gafoor; environmental activist Annette Arjoon-Martins; Gladys Ramsarran, the first woman in the West Indies to qualify as a lawyer in 1932; Clara Ramdehol who had the distinction of being the second woman to qualify as a lawyer; and martyrs Kowsilla and Sumintra who gave their lives for this country’s freedom.I and communities of women across Guyana are anxiously awaiting the announcement of the date for the grand opening of the M&CC, UNAG and Castellani House’s exhibition entitled “Indian Guyanese Women, Portuguese Guyanese Women, Chinese Guyanese Women, Mixed Guyanese Women, and Women of the First Nations.”The title is somewhat cumbersome and the prior exhibition could have been entitled simply “Guyanese Women” had it included women from every community, except that the M&CC, UNAG and Castellani House chose to be selective.International Women’s Day has come and gone but the contributions of the women from the other two-thirds of Guyana’s population who were not selected for the exhibition will not ever go unrecognised because they have bequeathed a living, breathing legacy to future generations who will stand on their brave shoulders and achieve even greater heights no matter what prejudices they face from groups within our society.I am sure that the M&CC, UNAG and Castellani House will agree with these sentiments.Sincerely,Ryhaan Shahlast_img read more

Jan
17

Trifling with trivia

first_imgDear Editor,Recent media reports indicate that our Local Government authorities are concerned about ‘renaming of regions, villages, boundaries and flags’.Isn’t it time we get serious about more substantive issues of economic and social development, rather than pursuing such trivialities?There is a plethora of painful matters that cry out for attention: water supply, garbage collection, drainage & irrigation, repairs to roads and bridges, maintenance of playgrounds and community services like burial grounds, while our leaders worry about our names and sizes etc. which is akin to parents worrying about the ‘looks’ of their children while they suffer a multitude of heath maladies and poor basic education.Please, Mr Minister, Chairmen, Councillors and all Local Government leaders, can we get more serious about the substantive issues at hand?Sincerely,Nowrang Persaudlast_img read more

Jan
12

Roubaix Cup kicks off three race series this weekend

first_imgIn the past, conditions for this winter series have ranged anywhere from plus ten with dry loose gravel, to snowy, icy trails with minus 25 weather.Pat Ferris enters the race as the rider to beat, as he has won the event five times over his years of competition, and is looking for a three-peat, as he is the defending champion from 2012 and 2011.This weekend’s race will feature two distances for riders to chose from: the longer, more challenging Roubaix Race, or an abbreviated Civilized Pavement Race.- Advertisement -The opening event of the three race series will begin at Baldonnel School at 2 p.m. this Sunday, March 10.The expected forecast in Fort St. John for this Sunday’s race is sunny with a high of two and a low of minus eight.  For more information on the local cycling club, visit the Blizzard Bike Club’s official website. Advertisementlast_img read more

Jan
3

Transfer rumours and paper review – Monday, June 8

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers…Manchester United are set to test Lazio’s determination to keep exciting midfielder Felipe Anderson. (Daily Star)Barcelona are hoping to announce a deal for Sevilla’s Aleix Vidal imminently. (Marca)Kevin De Bruyne is ready to return to the Premier League after admitting he still does not know why Jose Mourinho froze him out at Chelsea. The Belgian has been linked with Manchester United and Manchester City. (Daily Mirror)Manchester City may up their interest in wantaway Liverpool midfielder Raheem Sterling as they search desparately for ‘home-grown’ stars. (Manchester Evening News)Tottenham Hotspur are targeting a move for the highly-rated French teenager Anthony Martial who will command a fee of 25million euros (£18.2million) if he is sold by Monaco. (Daily Telegraph)David Moyes has launched a £6m bid to sign Arsenal striker Joel Campbell. The Real Sociedad boss tried to sign the Costa Rican last summer but he moved to Villarreal on loan as part of the £11million deal that saw their defender Gabriel Paulista go in the opposite direction. (Daily Mail)Swansea want to sign Chelsea striker Loic Remy. (Daily Mirror)But Swans club legend Leon Britton has been linked with possible moves to Championship sides Burnley and Wolverhampton Wanderers. (Wales Online)West Brom are closing in on the signing of former Wolves goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey as cover for the injured Ben Foster. (Birmingham Mail)Derby County are expected to complete the signings of striker Darren Bent and defender Alex Pearce early this week. (Derby Telegraph)And here are the latest talkSPORT.com transfer tales…Manchester United dealt blow after Dani Alves reveals ‘pleasure’ of AC Milan offerVideo: Arsenal and Manchester United target scores quick-fire brace in Uruguay routManchester United favourites to land Ilkay Gundogan after Barcelona move falls throughVideo: Sign him up Brendan? Liverpool target Mateo Kovacic nets UNBELIEVABLE backheel loblast_img read more

Dec
30

MEP PAT THE COPE WELCOMES MARITIME TOURISM STRATEGY

first_imgPat The Cope Gallagher MEPDONEGAL MEP Pat the Cope Gallagher has welcomed the publication of a new European Strategy to promote coastal and maritime tourism which he says will help the county.“This is a welcome initiative by the European Commission as coastal and maritime tourism employs almost 3.2 million people across Europe, generating 183 billion euro to the European economy,” said Mr Gallagher. “The strategy will support beach based tourism including surfing and water based activities such as boating, yachting, cruising and nautical sports. “The strategy is vitally important as it seeks to maximise available EU funding for the sector be it through the European Regional Development Fund, the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund or the European Social Fund.“I firmly believe that by maximising EU funding into the tourism sector and coastal regions, it will result in the creation of long term and sustainable jobs in Ireland.“I am also pleased that the strategy seeks to develop marinas and water based activities as I recently secured an amendment to the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund to help small fishing ports to diversify their economic activities due to declines in fish landings.“I now call on the Minister for Tourism to immediately implement the 14 actions contained in the strategy by the European Commission.”  MEP PAT THE COPE WELCOMES MARITIME TOURISM STRATEGY was last modified: February 22nd, 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:EuropePat The Cope Gallaghertourism strategylast_img read more

Dec
29

West Ham priced out of move for Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini

first_imgInter Milan and West Ham United are being priced out of a move for Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini.The Italian struck nine goals in 30 games last season but he is ready to leave in search of regular first-team football.Stoke City were tracking the 24-year-old, but they have pulled out of the race to leave Inter and West Ham fighting it out.However, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, both clubs are currently being priced out of a move for Gabbiadini.Napoli are holding out for a fee of £21m for their striker, but West Ham are only willing to hand over £17m.Inter are also reluctant to spend over £20m and a stalemate is on-going until someone budges on their demands. 1 Manolo Gabbiadini struck nine goals in 30 games last season last_img read more

Dec
27

GAA NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY NOTES

first_imgThe Senior team have their first League game away to Termon on Friday at 5pm. Reserves and Seniors both travel to Buncrana on Saturday 30th, throw in 2pm and 3.30pm respectively.Our Minor team will play Mac Cumhaills on Tuesday night at 7pm, Mac Cumhaill Park.Cloughaneley Ladies team will have their first game shortly, check fixtures for details. Closing date for club membership is fast approaching and can be paid to Paddy or Marie. Only paid up members will have any chance of getting a ticket for Donegals first round Ulster champoinship game against Tyrone. Club Donegal memberships now also being accepted, get yours early to get full value from it.Thanks to all who entered our national league last man standing. After the sixth round of games only five remain standing and all will have to predict the outcome of all the games in divisions 1 and 2 for the final round of fixture. Ádh Mór do Caoimhin Mac Pháidin ata ag imirt sa Craobh Comortas faoi 21 óiche Dé Ceadaoin in éadan na Doire. The U21 Championship semi final against Derry will take place this Wednesday evening. Time & venue to be confirmed. Thanks to all those who travelled to Omagh, hoping to see good support for Kevin & the team this week also. Please forward on notes to club pro Monday evenings before 5pm.GAA NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY NOTES was last modified: March 26th, 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:Cloughaneely GAA noteslast_img read more

Dec
21

Traffic delays following three car collision on main Letterkenny to Derry Road

first_imgThere were long tailbacks on the main Letterkenny to Derry Road this evening following a three-car collision.The crash happened just before 6pm amidst heavy traffic due to ongoing roadworks in the area.Three ambulances attended the scene following the accident which saw three cars traveling in the same direction rear-end each other. It is not known at this stage if anybody was seriously hurt in the crash.A number of vehicles were damaged in the collision.Traffic delays following three car collision on main Letterkenny to Derry Road was last modified: August 19th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:AMBULANCEScrashdonegalletterkennylast_img read more