Majesty Gardens, Conscious United in INSPORTS Community play-offs

first_imgMajesty Gardens New Creation and Conscious United captured the last two spots in the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) All-Island Community Football League in the Corporate Area. The Majesty Gardens team edged Conscious 1-0 in a preliminary-round decider at Excelsior Primary School last Sunday. The winners came out on top in the group ahead of Conscious, but both teams qualified for the play-offs, which is scheduled to begin on January 10, 2016. The Kingston qualifiers are: Selassie Gardens, Cookhorn Lane, Harbour View, Woodford Strikers, Majesty New Creation, Conscious United, Caribbean Strikers, and Progressive Strikers. In the St Andrew zone, the last eight include: Sandy Park, Ayshire, Crook Street, Likkle Africa, Pembroke Hall Upsetters, Whitehall, Stadium Gardens, and Nannyville Youths. For the matchups, the games are: Stadium Gardens vs Ayshire at 1 p.m., Pembroke Hall Upsetters vs Likkle Africa at 3 p.m. (both games to be played at Excelsior Primary), Crook Street vs Whitehall at 1 p.m., Sandy Park vs Nannyville Youths at 3 p.m. at Stadium East Complex. Caribbean Strikers vs Cookhorn Lane at 1 p.m., Majesty New Creation vs Woodford Park at Tinson Pen playing field, Harbour View vs Conscious United at 1 p.m., and Selassie Gardens vs Progressive Youths at 3 p.m. at Payne Land playing field. The winners of each game will advance to the next stage of the competition.last_img read more

Elections in Guyana!

first_imgDear Editor,With each passing day, the excessively vulgar behaviour of the now illegal Granger-led APNU/AFC clan is becoming more and more frontal in adding to Guyana’s constitutional crisis. In the face of amazed global and international observers, the cabal continues to demonstrate its lack of concern for the democratic observance and rights of the majority of the citizens while effectively defacing the nation’s image. The APNU/AFC coalition has taken to displaying a heightened pretence of concern while abusing the nation’s public purse. This is only because the Opposition Leader’s No-Confidence Motion (NCM) has driven them in this direction.The sequence of events leading up to this embarrassing fiasco indicates the extant characteristic, defiant and abusive nature of the cabal, for which the majority of citizens have long demonstrated a loss of confidence. Their previous and current actions place no holds on the abundance of radicalism and unlawful dictatorship that they attempt to force, while illegally occupying the seat of Government.Guyanese are experiencing serious survival difficulties associated with the sky-rocking cost of living due to impositions of a laden tax system, escalating scary and dangerous crime situations, while people cannot provide the basics for their children’s education and healthcare. We are now witnessing substantial fraudulent giveaway of State lands to persons reflecting a significant conflict of interests in the instance of SARA and other public persons that is most worrying. Further, this entire nation is in tension, as our people live under an illegal and unconstitutional regime.At the time of penning this letter, it was plain for all to see that President Granger, who now has the responsibility of ensuring elections are held within 90 days in keeping with Section 106 (7) of the Constitution, remains in his go-slow mode. He still had not responded to the Leader of the Opposition’s acceptance to his invitation to meet on the urgent critical matter of appointing a new Chairman of the GECOM, urged by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).From the top-heavy self-aggrandising APNU/AFC Government officials to the many bullish agents of the cabal, there is a wickedly utilised approach of de-stabilising Local Government Areas where the Government lost support so they suffer the population. It is also clear that the Government knew all along that their abuse of the people was intolerable and that they became illegal with the passing of the NCM on December 21, 2018. Mr Harmon and Mr Nagamootoo at the recent Bartica Public meeting affirmed that the Government was very clear that their case at the CCJ had no basis, but yet continued to deliberately frustrate our democracy and the nation while spending lavishly and creating further debts.The Government’s resistance to the CCJ’s rulings is an outright assault on our democracy. On one side, the Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo’s call for “war” is inciting and most worrying, and this would be confirmed by the older population that the PNC never wants to adhere to free and fair elections. On the other, President Granger’s slurs, together with the rants of the senior APNU/AFC Ministers in their open criticisms and rejection of the CCJ and against the acceptance of the CCJ decisions, is most distasteful and unacceptable.As it turns out, the PNC/APNU/AFC has been forced to accept that the former Chairman of GECOM, Justice Retired James Patterson had to go. It was indeed silly to know that President Granger was questioning the ruling of the CCJ, on the ruling that Chairman Patterson was not properly appointed.The fact that the CCJ ruled in favour of the No-Confidence Motion (NCM), makes it clear that we will have to get Regional and National Elections within ninety days. With the ongoing lack of urgency and due diligence given by the President regarding the CCJ’s advised consultations with the Leader of the Opposition, the resulting unwarranted delays make it absolutely clear that time-bound directions must emerge in the CCJ’s consequential orders.Given the posture adopted and publicly demonstrated by the President, however, these orders, critically, should pave the way for the immediate appointment of a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission and the time schedules for the organisation to hold free and fair elections within the time established by the Guyana Constitution. Obviously, with all of the increasing waste of time and taxpayers’ monies in this respect by the Government, it is understandable that the Leader of the Opposition has signalled his party’s decision of not going back to the National Assembly to grant additional time.Over the last three years, it has been really painful to follow the poor performances of Guyana ‘PNC’ Attorney General Basil Williams. Most disgraceful is his recent lies and misrepresentations to the eminent Judges of the CCJ. We are indeed ashamed as citizens to be receiving related calls from people in the diaspora, and worst of all, to listen to them talking about the incompetent Basil Williams.It is indeed heartening to hear that the Leader of the Opposition, Former President Bharrat Jagdeo, is willing to reach with President Granger albeit, on a daily basis in order to resolve the appointment of a Chairman of GECOM. Further appreciated are his stance and urgings by the diplomatic community to all stakeholders to respect the CCJ’s rulings. The mirrored willingness of civil society, in particular, the Private Sector body, is also most welcoming and demonstrative. Indeed, the CCJ’s ruling, so far, is final and the highest in the land, which must now be followed up with specific timelines to stop this blatant bullying and illegality.It is clear that the coalition Government will only respond to pressure and they have no respect for the Constitution and the highest court of law. As the wanton, rampant thieving, and unlawful spending continues, our people are boiling up. It is of note that the coalition Government lawyers alluded to the massive spending by GECOM to train nine thousand enumerators in preparation for House-to-House Registration and this is very serious. This column already hinted at the significant wastage and non-accountability at GECOM. All of the monies being spent on the enumerators will achieve much less than will be acquired in one week of the Claims and Objections cycle in preparing the Preliminary Voters’ List.Inside sources at GECOM have already publically declared their readiness for holding Regional and National Elections and this is the only acceptable way forward. The CCJ must, therefore, assert themselves and rule, giving directives on the viable way forward for immediate efficacy in upholding constitutionally required elections in Guyana.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

Jessica’s dad lobbies for law

first_imgLANCASTER – The father of Jessica Lunsford, the 9-year-old whose rape and slaying last year spurred calls for tougher sex-offender laws, came to Lancaster on Monday to help promote a state ballot initiative named for his daughter. Mark Lunsford joined state Sen. George Runner, R-Lancaster; Assemblywoman Sharon Runner, R-Lancaster; Steve Ipsen, president of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys; and Kansas lawmaker Patricia Kilpatrick in a round-table discussion to promote the Jessica’s Law initiative. The initiative will appear on the Nov. 7 ballot. “In every state there are cracks in the system that allows these people to assault our kids and get away with it,” Lunsford said. “I think all states should do more to protect our children.” Another key point is the GPS tracking system, supporters of the initiative said. “We have the technology to protect our kids,” said Ipsen, a deputy district attorney in the Antelope Valley. “It’s an incredible deterrent. We’ll be watching them.” The state of Kansas will be adopting its own version of Jessica’s Law next week. Supporters said they would like to see it adopted in all states. “It’s as close as we can get to containing this type of evil,” said Patricia Kilpatrick, who help spearhead the effort in Kansas to get the bill passed. Jessica Lunsford was kidnapped, sexually assaulted and slain in February 2005. Her body was found three weeks later in a grave about 150 yards from her home. Investigators arrested a known sex offender, John Evander Couey, for the crime. Couey, who has a criminal record with at least two dozen arrests, is facing trial this summer. Mark Lunsford created a foundation in his daughter’s memory and has traveled to 13 states and the District of Columbia to plead for tougher laws. Lunsford believes that at a minimum, states should adopt laws calling for 25 years to life for child rape; the use of GPS tracking; and penalties for those harboring someone who has committed a sexual offense. james.skeen@dailynews.com (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsAmong its provisions are tougher sentencing guidelines for sex offenders, requirements that sex offenders convicted of felonies be monitored by global positioning satellite systems, lengthening parole terms, and adding five years for someone using drugs on their victim in committing a sex offense. The initiative is being sponsored by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Antelope Valley Republican husband-and-wife team of the Runners. “We were able to put on the ballot what we believe will be one of the strongest laws to protect children in the nation,” Sen. Runner said. In September, a legislative analyst’s report stated the costs for implementing the provisions in Jessica’s Law could grow to as much as $200 million annually over the next 10 years. Sen. Runner said he believes the cost will be closer to $100 million, in part because he believes there is a likelihood of GPS system costs going down as the technology becomes more prevalent. Assemblywoman Runner said a key provision of the initiative is that it will require a two-thirds vote in the Legislature to reduce the sentencing guidelines it contains. last_img read more

Datebook

first_imgTUESDAY Morning Hike, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Will Rogers State Historic Park, 1501 Will Rogers State Park Road, Pacific Palisades. Call (310) 391-5004. Sun Valley Neighborhood Council will meet, 6:30 p.m., Villa Scalabrini Retirement Center, 10631 Vinedale Ave. Call (818) 768-8342. Tarzana Neighborhood Council will meet, 7 p.m., Tarzana Elementary School, 5726 Topeka Drive. Call (818) 345-1966. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsMail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com.last_img read more

DONEGAL GIRL ARLENE CROWNED NATIONAL U-15 PENTATHLON CHAMP

first_imgArlene (centre) with her goldLETTERKENNY schoolgirl Arlene Crossan staged a stunning comeback to win gold in the National U-15 Pentathlon in Tullamore.Arlene had trailed her nearest rival Shannon Sheehy (Cushinstown AC) going into the final event – the 8oom – by seven points.But she won the race by a big enough margin to take gold, and finish 45 points ahead. Letterkenny AC athlete Arlene was crowned The Woodie’s DIY Combined Events U-15 Champion, the event including the 80m hurdles, the long jump, the high jump, the shot and the 800m. DONEGAL GIRL ARLENE CROWNED NATIONAL U-15 PENTATHLON CHAMP was last modified: August 12th, 2013 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:Arlene CrossanDONEGAL GIRL ARLENE CROWNED NATIONAL U-15 PENTATHLON CHAMPWoodies championshiplast_img read more

Pictures of Tottenham’s new mega club shop, which is now Europe’s largest

first_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ BIG PRESENTS UP TOP The Grade II listed Warmington House has also been brought back and used for the museum Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED 5 A more general view of the store 5 no dice targets Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Shirt printing takes place behind the restored old Tottenham & Edmonton Dispensary Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas statement revealed Tottenham Hotspur have now opened their club shop, which they boast to be the largest football club store in Europe, much to Arsenal fan’s amusement.Despite the fact the Premier League side’s redeveloped White Hart Lane stadium is not yet opened and potentially facing further delays until 2019, the shop is open for business as of Tuesday October 23. The store is the first part of the new ‘Tottenham Experience’ with further visitor attractions to follow once the stadium is fully complete, and it includes multiple modern features:Completely cashless and only accepts payments via bank cards or mobile pay100-seat auditorium area with a 36-screen video wall to host eventsVideo screens to show fans 3D visuals of potential shirt printingsPS4 consoles loaded with FIFA 19 to keep children entertainedSpurs have incorporated classic local architecture into the design of the shop in order to retain familiarity for the supporters who have been attending matches for several years. gameday cracker REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? OFF 5 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Spurs claim the 23,000 square foot area is the largest retail space of any football club in Europe. Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Latest Tottenham News The 100-seat auditorium area and video wall 5 5 punished The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019last_img read more

DESPERATE NORRIS IN DONEGAL VOTE BID

first_imgSENATOR David Norris – desperate to stand for election to the Presidency – is trying to win council support after being snubbed at the Oireachtas.Just nine members of the Dail and Seanad will support him.And now he’s decided to try to get four council nominations instead. Fingal Council has backed him and he will ask Donegal County Council on Monday.However sources says that he is unlikely to get the support of the council.DESPERATE NORRIS IN DONEGAL VOTE BID was last modified: September 20th, 2011 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:david norris donegal council bidlast_img read more

WOMEN SENT FOR TRIAL ON €120,000 ARSON CHARGES

first_imgTWO women have been sent for trial on arson charges.Stacey Doran, who is 29 and from Ballybegley, Newtowncunningham, faced two charges when she appeared before Letterkenny District Court.She was accused of arson at Main Street, Newtowncunningham on April 15, 2011. She faced a second charge of arson at Colehill Newtowncunningham on August 29, 2011.The second woman, Donna Kildea, who is 29 and from 483 Colehill, Newtowncunningham, is charged with arson at Colehill, Newtowncunningham on August 29, 2011.Judge Paul Kelly remanded both women on bail, and referred the case to the next sitting of the Circuit Court in Letterkenny on January 28.Ms Kildea’s solicitor Ciaran O’Gorman applied for legal aid for counsel, saying that “these offences can attract a term of imprisonment of up to 14 years and in this case we are talking about damage caused of between €120,000 and €150,000.”Judge Kelly granted a similar request made by Ms Doran’s solicitor Patsy Gallagher.Both women signed €1,000 euro bail bonds and were released to appear at the circuit court later this month.WOMEN SENT FOR TRIAL ON €120,000 ARSON CHARGES was last modified: January 20th, 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:arsoncourtDistrict CourtletterkennyNewtowncunninghamlast_img read more

Anger as North West is neglected from ‘Ability’ funding allocation

first_imgThe Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection this week announced funding of €16 million for 27 projects across Ireland to support young people with disabilities. As the above map shows, there are no organisations above the Dublin-Galway line included in the programme. The 27 projects are set to receive grants of €200,000 – €750,000 for the delivery of the Ability Programme to assist young people in their transition from school to further education, training and employment.Local volunteer groups such as iCARE in Buncrana have expressed their disappointment with the lack of local funding allocations. “Are there no young people with disabilities North of Dublin or Galway? We have lots of young people accessing iCARE and are in urgent need of funding,” a group member commented. Donegal Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty has said the allocation is a ‘disgrace’ which graphically highlights the state’s neglect of the North West when shown on a map.Speaking today Teachta Doherty said; “We in the North West are acutely aware of the state’s neglect of this region but the graphic doing the rounds on social media is shocking all the same.“Just one allocation of funding was provided north of a line from Dublin to Galway with nothing in Cavan, Monaghan, Sligo or Donegal.“I’m keenly aware that there was a very good proposal made by a group in Donegal that I along with the group and other public reps met the Minister with in the last few weeks. “This announcement will come as a severe blow to the groups in Donegal who have provided services to the people of Donegal without any state support for over a decade.“The Minister must reassess this allocation and ensure that those with disabilities in the North West are not ignored.“Does the government believe that we have no young disabled people in this region?“This is a disgrace and I will be raising it with the Minister when the Dáil resumes next week.”Anger as North West is neglected from ‘Ability’ funding allocation was last modified: June 12th, 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:ability programmebuncranaDisabilitiesiCAREPearse DohertySinn Feinlast_img read more

Group of asylum-seekers to arrive in Donegal today

first_imgA group of up to sixteen asylum-seekers are to arrive in Donegal today.The group, made up of a number of families, will be housed in Portsalon House.The group are not part of the Direct Provision scheme but are seeking emergency accommodation. There are concerns locally that the influx of people in the locality will stretch local services.Buses will be provided to the people to access shopping in Letterkenny, etc.However, no other details of where the people are from have been released.Group of asylum-seekers to arrive in Donegal today was last modified: July 16th, 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:asylum seekersdonegalPortsalonlast_img read more