first_imgDays after being elected as the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali travelled to Berbice, on Tuesday, where he was given a resounding welcome as he commenced a national outreach programme with the intention of meeting with the electorate.The presidential hopeful, who was accompanied by several party stalwarts, visited a number of villages on the West Coast of Berbic,e where he had the opportunity of meeting with youths and business owners among other stakeholders.During his interactions, Ali listened to the painful stories of many persons, including youths who have complained about the difficulties they are facing to make ends meet and the broken promises of the coalition Government.The residents also expressed concern at the deteriorating state of the economy, poor public health services and the high taxes imposed by the current Government. In addition, some elderly persons have also raised concerns about the meagre pension they receive and the hassle they face on a monthly basis to receive their monies.The PPP/C presidential candidate also received requests from a number of persons to reverse a number of draconian tax measures implemented by the coalition, including widening the Value Added Tax (VAT) base.The residents were also upbeat about the results of the no-confidence motion. Many supporters of the coalition have also pledged their support to Ali and the PPP/C in the upcoming elections. Ali, on the other hand, spoke of the potential of Berbice and its economy, and pledged to work with everyone to realise it.Ali is expected to continue his outreach to other parts of the country in the coming days and weeks leading up to the General and Regional Elections constitutionally due by March 19, 2019.Following his election as the Party’s presidential candidate, Ali told a gathering on the West Coast of Demerara of his plans to make heavy investment in the country’s agricultural sector as well as create some 50,000 jobs during the first year of his presidency.last_img read more

first_imgUnited are now 16 points behind leaders Manchester United after their second defeat in their last three league games.Conceding United could have no complaints about the result, Mourinho said: “My verdict is that we could’ve been here for 10 hours and not scored a goal.“Newcastle played with their lives and defended with their lives.“They got from us a defensive mistake and from a free-kick they scored. The gods of football were clearly on their side.“They must have an amazing feeling after giving absolutely everything.”Ritchie’s goal came from a free-kick awarded for a needless dive by United defender Chris Smalling inside his own half.But Mourinho wasn’t critical of his centre-back’s mistake.“A defender has to concede free-kicks now and again. It was an intuitive thing,” he said.“Players who do it in the box deserve a card more than Smalling in that situation.“Clearly I know we lost the duel in the air and it’s difficult to accept that.”United squandered the few chances they created, leaving Mourinho frustrated as his team’s faint title hopes suffered another blow.“We had some chances with the score at 0-0. Alexis (Sanchez) had an open goal and then the countless opportunities of the last 20-25 minutes,” he said.“The double miss of (Anthony) Martial is incredible in the last minute.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Head to head: Jose Mourinho embraces Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez at the end of the game © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYNEWCASTLE, United Kingdom, Feb 11 – Jose Mourinho admitted toothless Manchester United could have played for 10 hours without scoring in their surprise 1-0 defeat at Newcastle on Sunday.Mourinho’s lacklustre side were beaten by Matt Ritchie’s 65th minute strike, but they rarely looked like taking all three points against the Premier League strugglers.last_img read more

first_img“It is something that I have been yearning for as a player and here is the chance. I want to make it count because it is only 180 minutes away. As a team we are also focused on winning this title because a great team is always measured with the trophies they have won,” Mulumba told Capital Sport.Bandari progressed to the last four after blacking out Western Stima 4-1 at the Mbaraki Complex in the quarters and Mulumba says the players have the hunger to ensure they finish the season with at least one trophy.Bandari FC skipper Felly Mulumba goes in for a tackle against Sofapaka forward John Avire during a Kenyan premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on December 16, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“Practically it is hard for us to vie for the league and realistically, this is our best chance for a trophy. We know that and the players have it within their hearts to give their best and try to win against Assad then go into the final,” Mulumba stated.The dockers won the title in 2015 after beating Mount Kenya United (Then Nakumatt) 4-2 at Nyayo Stadium and they will look to replicate that same feat, especially with the allure of playing continental football next season.“I think everyone wants to go out and play against the best teams in the continent. It not only puts the name of the club up there but also gives the players a chance to market themselves. That is enough motivation for us to dig in and give our best,” the defender stated.They face third division side Assad who beat Congo Boys 2-1 in Mbaraki. Mulumba says they will not be underrating Assad and they will give them the same serious treatment they would give a top team.Bandari FC players celebrate after beating Nakumatt FC 4-2 to win the GOtv Shied on Saturday, December 13 at Nyayo National Stadium. PHOTO / Raymond Makhaya.“Even if you play Under-10s, you have to take them seriously. Assad might be two divisions lower but we cannot afford to underrate them. We expect a tough match more so because it will be like a derby for us. They will want to prove they are the best,” the defender further added.Assad are making it into the semis for the first time in their history and are hoping their fairy tale takes them to the pinnacle where they can contest a historic place as champions.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Bandari FC skipper Felly Mulumba (Second right) shares a joke with teammates Duncan Otewa and Wycliffe Ochomo during a past training session. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, May 10 – Five years after he won the title with Sofapaka, Bandari FC skipper Felly Mulumba says he yearns to have his hands on that coveted trophy once again as the dockers prepare to face SS Assad in the semi-final of the Football Kenya Federation Shield on Sunday.Mulumba will lead out Bandari in Machakos on Sunday, with the club also yearning for a second title after clinching their first ever major crown in 2015.last_img read more

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman reveals Hull are now 4/11 to follow Burnley and QPR and be relegated from the Premier League, with Sunderland out to 9/2 after their win over Everton, and Newcastle priced at 11/2 for the drop.He also looks ahead to the second legs of the Championship play-offs, and says he fully expects Norwich to overcome East Anglian rivals Ipswich and reach the final at Wembley.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

first_img1 Hull’s bid to change their name to Hull Tigers has been rejected for a second time by the Football Association Council.The FA Council voted against the proposal in a meeting at its St George’s Park headquarters near Burton on Saturday and the decision could have far-reaching consequences.Club owner Assem Allam, who first floated the idea in the summer of 2013, has threatened to sell the club if he did not get his way.Allam put the club up for sale after failing with his first application 15 months ago and it remains to be seen whether he will continue as owner.A brief statement from the FA read: “The FA Council has rejected Hull City’s application to change their playing name to Hull Tigers.“The Council’s decision – carried by a 69.9 per cent vote of its members – came after a recommendation from The FA’s Membership Committee.“The Council, which is made up of representatives from across football, fully considered the recommendation in reaching its decision.”The controversial plan to ditch the traditional Hull City AFC name in favour of Hull Tigers has been hugely divisive.It was rejected by the FA Council in April 2014 but the club won an appeal via an independent arbitration tribunal in March this year.Allam then met an April 1 deadline to resubmit the case, but the FA Council has again voted against the proposal.The same three-man panel formed from the FA’s membership committee has reiterated its previous recommendation to reject the name change.Allam is convinced that rebranding the club is the only way to bring in new investment from overseas and his future with Hull is now in doubt.Discontent among the majority of Hull fans who oppose the name change and regular protests have been a feature of the club’s two-year stay in the Barclays Premier League before they were relegated last season.Manager Steve Bruce has frequently been cast as mediator between supporters and owner.He performed the role with aplomb, never compromising his popularity with the fanbase but always underlining his respect for Allam.Nearly two thirds of Hull City Official Supporters Club members were opposed to the name change in a poll carried out in April and May, with 459 out of the 704 who voted saying “no to Hull Tigers”.Hull hinted that the club could be ready to continue the fight and insisted a name change was in their best interests.A statement on Hull’s official website read: “The club acknowledges the FA Council’s decision with regards to our name change application.“We always knew that following a change to the FA’s policy the chances of changing the name were slim, but we also feel it is important to fight for what you believe in and we believe that being called Hull Tigers would be the best strategy for the future.“We will be taking some time away from the Club to consider our options and we will make no further comment until we have come to a conclusion.”FA chairman Greg Dyke told Sky Sports that Hull would not be able to appeal this latest decision, but added there was nothing to stop the club reapplying to the ruling body some time in the future.He said: “That’s the decision. That’s what they have decided. Hull appealed the last one and that’s why it’s back here.“I don’t think Hull can appeal. They could put in a new application to try to change it with better research etc and that might change the view, but as of now the Hull application has been rejected.“It was an intelligent discussion and it was about two to one (against the proposal).” Hull’s bid to change their name to Hull Tigers has been rejected for a second time by the Football Association Council last_img read more

first_imgCOAST Guard and RNLI crews have rescued two people found drifting in a small boat off the Co Donegal coast.They were in a 14-ft punt boat – but the engine had broken down and one of the oars was broken.A Coast Guard spokesman said its station at Malin Head responded to a mayday call on Thursday evening. Arranmore RLNI lifeboat was despatched to the scene, between six and seven miles off shore.“The Rescue 118 helicopter from Strandhill responded and located the vessel around 5pm and was able to guide the RNLI crew,” said a Coast Guard spokesman.The couple were taken aboard the Arranmore lifeboat and taken ashore. The punt boat was towed inland to Black Point.The two people were unhurt and didn’t need any medical treatment. Sea conditions were calm at the time. DUO RESCUED DRIFTING IN BOAT SEVEN MILES OFF DONEGAL COAST was last modified: July 11th, 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:arranmorecoast guardcrewLifeboatrescueRNLIlast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Antelope Valley High School Choirs will perform their annual winter concert at 7 p.m. Friday in the cafeteria of Antelope Valley High School, 44900 Division St., Lancaster. Tickets are $6 for general admission at the door; senior citizens, children 12 and younger and students with ASB cards pay $4. Lancaster High School Band Concert will be held 7 p.m. Dec. 13 in the theater at Lancaster High School, 44701 32nd St. W., Lancaster. The school’s jazz ensemble, concert band and wind ensemble will perform. William J. “Pete” Knight High School Music Department will have a holiday concert featuring instrumental and choral groups at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 at the school, 37423 70th St. E., Palmdale. Admission is free. Littlerock Music Department will perform its annual winter concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 in the theater at Littlerock High School, 10833 E. Ave. R, Littlerock. Admission is free. Lancaster High School choirs will perform their annual winter concerts at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15 in the theater at Lancaster High School, 44701 32nd St. W., Lancaster. Tickets are $3 per person, with a maximum charge of $10 per family. Palmdale High School choirs will perform their annual winter concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 15 in the theater at Highland High School, 39055 25th St. W., Palmdale. Suggested donation is $2. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – Antelope Valley Union High School District bands and choirs are performing winter concerts this week and next. Eastside High School Performing Arts Department will have a holiday concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the multipurpose room at the temporary campus, 37230 37th St. E., Palmdale. Admission is free. Palmdale High School’s Band and Strings will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria at Palmdale High School, 2137 E. Ave. R, Palmdale. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Highland High School Choirs will perform their annual winter concert at 7 p.m. Thursday in the theater at Highland High School, 39055 25th St. W., Palmdale. Tickets are $5 and are available at the door. last_img read more

first_img Tags: bright starsproline fcUganda Premier League Proline have just one point so far this season. (PHOTO/File)Uganda Premier League Proline FC vs Bright Stars StarTimes Stadium, LugogoTuesday, 12-11-2019 @4:30Two teams in early relegation struggle do battle on Tuesday as Proline welcome Bright Stars to the StarTimes stadium, Lugogo.The Uganda Cup winners have spent much of the first half at the bottom of the table with zero point having been docked off six after they forfeited their game against SC Villa, but managed to secure one against Tooro United following a 1-1 draw over the weekend.With no more Continental football to worry about following their exit, attention has been directed to the league with survival top on the agenda. Proline have come short of all the three points by just a goal recently. In their last four of five games, the side lost by a goal. It looked like it was headed that way on Saturday as Tooro scored first, but they were able to regroup and eventually found the goal that handed them a draw.Against Bright Stars, they meet a team that’s not doing well either. Having found it’s first win of the season ten days ago, the side was back to it’s losing ways, losing 1-0 to SC Villa on Saturday. It was their fifth loss of the campaign.That should be motivation enough for Proline who welcome Bright Anukani back from national team engagement. But for them to win, they need to score. Proline haven’t been clinical. The side has scored just five goals, making them the worst attackers in the division.It is less likely that the game will produce a reasonable amount of goals as Bright Stars are themselves poor upfront. The Stars have managed to net only nine.Proline go into the game seated bottom with a solitary point while Bright Stars are 14th with ten.Comments last_img read more

first_img‘YIC Talks’ is the public speaking and discussion youth group that meets bi-weekly in Donegal Youth Service. YIC Talks is the name, public speaking skills are the aim! The Letterkenny Youth Information Centre set up the group in January, and it has grown from strength to strength since.  They want young people to have the confidence, and self esteem to communicate effectively and wow the crowds with their public speaking skills.Their most recent special guest was Karen Murphy Speech, Drama and Communications on Tuesday, February 27th.  Just as the ‘Beast From The East’ started to take hold across Ireland, Karen was sharing her expertise with the group.  They worked on communication, body language, and expressing emotions. The next group takes place on Tuesday, the 13th of March from 6-8pm in the Letterkenny Youth Information Centre, Port Road. They are fun and interactive workshops, and there is no obligation to do any talking unless you want to.  The group focuses on individual needs and abilities, and on having fun.Public speaking is an unavoidable part of life.  From school and college presentations, to meetings at work, you will eventually have to speak in front of a group of people.  You have probably heard that you should imagine everyone in their underwear if you are nervous about public speaking, but why would that help?  While it is a funny TV trope, it’s not very helpful advice. So come along to YIC Talks for some better tips, and see what the group can do for you.Donegal Youth Service are a youth organisation who respond to the needs of young people countywide. Charity No. CHY 15027.  For more information about ‘YIC Talks’ talk to Kasia or Emma in the Letterkenny Youth Information Centre:, or call DYS on (074) 91 29630,, or find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Public speaking youth group learns how to wow the crowds was last modified: March 1st, 2018 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:Donegal Youth ServiceLetterkenny Youth Information Centreyic talkslast_img read more

first_imgMore than 2,400 homes and businesses in Letterkenny have suddenly lost power this Halloween night after a major outage.Electricity went out at 8.52pm for properties in Gortlee, Glencar and surrounding areas of the town.ESB crews have been mobilised and are currently working on emergency repairs. It is estimated that supplies will be restored by 12.30am tonight.This is the second major fault in the area this week, as another outage struck on Wednesday morning. Major electricity outage leaves Letterkenny homes in darkness was last modified: October 31st, 2019 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)last_img read more