first_imgThe Natural Resources Ministry hosted its annual sector review at its Main Street office on Monday with the aim of strengthening its institutional capacity.In a release on Tuesday, the Ministry stressed that this will provide a judgment of how well its agencies are performing and are expected to perform.The session saw the involvement of subject Minister Raphael Trotman, Junior Minister Simona Broomes, along with staff of the Ministry and representatives of the various agencies that fall within the purview of the Ministry. It was outlined that the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC), Guyana Geology and MinesA section of the gathering of stakeholders from the Ministry’s annual reviewCommission (GGMC), Guyana Gold Board (GGB), Guyana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (GYEITI), Compliance Department, and the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility Project (FCPF) all formed part of the engagement.In his brief remarks, Minister Trotman stressed Government’s positions and expectations of the Ministry and its agencies for the year. After this, the various sector representatives made presentations on the work of their respective agencies, which included “reports of projects, highlights for the year 2018, work plans, successes, challenges and the way forward. It further allowed an assessment of the economic and financial conditions and prospects of the agencies within the sector.”The Ministry said that each presentation gave way for discourse where questions were asked and advice and recommendations on improvement were given. “The heads of the agencies were encouraged to continue the interagency coordination, for the enhancement of the implementation of systems, achievement of goals and overall improved sector performance,” the Ministry disclosed.The Ministry added that it remains committed to working together with its agencies towards achieving Government’s vision. “Our ability to direct our energies towards our overall accomplishments is the fuel that allows us to continue the utilisation, promotion and sustainment of our country’s natural resources to the benefit of all Guyanese.”last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000St. Antony’s Ansar Shamun is joined in celebration by Kennedy Mwendwa during their Copa Cocacola Semi-Final match against Riyabu at the Hill School in Eldoret on July 27, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluELDORET, Kenya, Jul 27- Rift Valley’s St. Antony will clash with Western Region’s St. Peters Boys Mumias in the Copa Coca-Cola National Secondary School Ball Games final at the Hill School in Eldoret on Saturday morning.In the semi-finals played at the Hill School in Eldoret on Friday morning, title favorites St. Antony were in a class of their own beating Riyabu from Nyanza 5-0 while St. Peters needed a late winner to crush the hearts of Upper Hill winning 2-1 in a highly competitive game. After a barren heavily competitive first half, St. Peters who had gone through the group stage matches unbeaten broke the deadlock through Issa Okumu in the 44th minute.However, that lead only lasted four minutes as Ethan Rumi equalized for Upper Hill with a shot inside the box after St. Peters failed to clear the lines.Upper Hill were more motivated after the goal and they camped in the St. Peters half, but their efforts were dealt a massive blow three minutes from time when Okumu added his second with a thunderous shot from the right off a counter.In the other semi-final, St. Antony made light work of Riyabu. Just seven minutes into the game, they were 1-0 up when Ansar Shamun volleyed them ahead with a brilliant effort, taking in Lyno Otieno’s deep cross one time.Action between St. Antony and Riyabu during their Copa Cocacola Semi-Final match at the Hill School in Eldoret on July 27, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluRiyabu’s Evans Onsarigo almost brought his side back on level terms when he tried his luck with a shot from distance, but it proved an easy catch for the keeper.The Solidarity Boys came close to their second when Dvaid Leon’s bouncing header at the back post off a Daniel Odhiambo corner went inches wide. Shamun should have doubled his tally in the 23rd minute when he came to the end of a sweeping team move, but he was stopped by the keeper.Five minutes to the break, St. Antony were 2-0 up with a brilliantly taken goal when Kennedy Mwendwa sent in a low hard effort past the keeper after being played through by Issa Lumumba in a brilliant team move by the boys from Kitale.In the second half, St. Antony continued with their dominance and quarter of an hour in, they were 3-0 up when Shamun completed his brace with a cool finish after running behind the defense to pick up another brilliantly slit through pass.They completed the job in the final five minutes of the game with substitute Juma Lugogo striking a quick brace.First, he made the most of a confusion between the keeper and his defense to win the ball inside the box and poke home before finishing calmly inside the box two minutes later after the defense went to sleep again.Wiyeta Girls celebrate one of their goals against Waa Girls during their Copa Cocacola Semi-Final match at the Hill School in Eldoret on July 27, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn the girls’ final, last year’s losing finalists Wiyeta Girls will play debutants Moi Girls Nangili in the final. Wiyeta beat Waa Girls from Coast 2-0 while Nangili were 2-0 winners over defending champions Olympic from Nairobi.Wiyeta danger girl Jecinta Karemana scored twice with Bonita Adhiambo adding the third from the spot while Waa’s consolation came through Mwanziri Miraj.Karemana opened the scoring in the sixth minute when her shot from distance fizzled through the goalkeeper’s legs before she added her second on the quarter hour mark with a scorching shot from the right after a quick counter.Miraj halved the deficit for Waa after taking advantage of a defensive lapse before Adhiambo took the game to safe distance in the second half converting from the penalty spot.0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Thibaut Courtois is keen to return to Spain to be closer to his two children © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 6 – Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois did not report to training with the Premier League side on Monday, casting further doubt over his future after being linked with a move to Real Madrid.The 26-year-old Belgium international was granted an extended rest after his country finished third at the World Cup, but he was scheduled to return to training following Chelsea’s 2-0 loss to Manchester City in the Community Shield. Courtois joined Chelsea from Belgian side Genk in 2011 and spent the next three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid before dislodging Petr Cech as first choice at Stamford Bridge.He has repeatedly stated his desire to move closer to his two children in the Spanish capital, and with just a year remaining on his contract Chelsea risk losing him for a reduced fee in January or for free next summer.Eden Hazard, whose deal expires in 2020, has also long been the subject of speculation over a move to Real, but the forward was present at the club’s Cobham training base on Monday.Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, who replaced Antonio Conte last month, admitted on Friday he was unsure whether Courtois would stay.“At the moment Courtois is the goalkeeper of the club, of Chelsea,” Sarri said. “I don’t know in the future. It depends on the club. It depends especially on him, I think.“But, I hope that Courtois will be our goalkeeper. It’s very important for us to keep the top players.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgListen back to the best bits of Saturday’s Warm Up show with Johnny Vaughan, Gavin Woods and James Brown.Former Celtic, Aston Villa and Bayern Munich striker Alan McInally joined the boys for the latest stop on their trip down ‘The River Niall’.last_img

first_imgThe two lads with Rob Henshall who gave them shelter from the storm in Rossbeg.Two kayakers who are circumnavigating around Ireland have thanked the people of Donegal for showing them some brilliant hospitality and shelter.Ruairi Leddy and Pearse O’Toole began kayaking from Galway bay on the 24th of July. Their plan is to circumnavigate around Ireland,a journey of approximately 1000 miles, in sea kayaks.As anybody who has opted to stay in the country this summer is aware,the weather has been shockingly bad. The weather forecast has been dominated by miserable phrases like “constant rain” and “gale force winds”.This has made life difficult for the two adventurers who picked the summer months because it might provide them with some milder weather.On Friday the 31st of July they set off from Lacken pier in North Mayo and landed at Malinbeg,beside Glencolmcille 9 hours later. They were paddling against a stiff northerly breeze.Most of their trip will be done by hugging the coast. However, this part of the journey was particularly perilous because they were out in the open ocean. They were exhausted when they landed and were grateful for the hospitality given by the people at Malinbeg who offered them tea,sandwiches,pints and brown bread.They are doing the activity to raise money and awareness for Console,the National Suicide Charity.I was flicking between radio stations whilst driving last Wednesday when I heard Paul Kelly the founder of Console talking on the Sean O’Rourke show. The charity set up a new text service this year which they advertised through social networking sites. The service has received an enormous response from young men and they have received a 50% increase in texts from young men to their textline this year. This was a huge breakthrough for the organization because the highest rate of suicide in this country is amongst young men. Paul Kelly said while being interviewed “young men were less likely to ring up and talk about their problems but they are availing of the texting service”When Paul Kelly was asked by the interviewer”Do you believe that lives have been saved because of this text service?”He promptly replied”There’s no doubt,that lives have been saved because of this service”The text puts the person who is in crisis in touch with a fully qualified clinician/counsellar who attempts to guide them through the crisis.The line can be reached by texting HELP to 51444. In the video that Pearse O’Toole and Ruairi Leddy made. Pearse commented” Why console? Because every community in Ireland,including our own,has been touched by suicide in someway or another…positive mental health is something that needs to be spoken about in every sitting room across the country”.Donegal is no exception to Pearse’s statement and there are very few communities within our counties borders that havn’t been impacted by suicide in the recent past.So,when you’re looking out at the rain pelting off the pavement from the comfort of your sitting room,with the turf fire blazing. Spare a thought and maybe a fiver for the boys. They have raised over €7’600 for console and that figure is growing with every person they meet along the way. They have also made hundreds if not thousands of people aware about Console and the services they provide. The trip has been postponed for safety reasons until Wednesday because a huge low pressure has drifted in from the Atlantic. They will take off from Rosbeg again on Wednesday,5th of August ,so if you see them paddling along the coast of Donegal,give them a wave or a cup of tea. You can track their progress and donate to this very worthy cause on the following website or on the facebook page Kayak for Console.AROUND IRELAND KAYAKERS RECEIVE SUPER DONEGAL HOSPITALITY was last modified: August 3rd, 2015 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)last_img read more

first_imgThe flotilla lands at the pierThe largest flotilla of boats seen in many years arrived at a sun drenched Mountcharles Pier last Sunday for the annual RNLI Blessing of Boats.In perfect conditions, crews of six rowing clubs left Donegal Town along with the Waterbus at 2.30pm. More boats joined en route resulting in a spectacular vista of vessels sailing through the Hassans bows pointed to a paced pier on the horizon.Mayor Patricia Callaghan with Paul O Sullivan ( RNLI), Eamon Brogan & Daniel Ward (Waterbus) Jackie Irwin (RNLI) John McGroary (Donegal Coastal Rowing Association) Deborah Bonner ( Donegal Town Rowing Club)The honour of arriving first was given to Michael McGroarty and crew from the Mounthcrles Rowing club who along with Martin O Boyle completed a recent row from Arranmore to Mountcharles. The Bundoran lifeboat and crew paid a courtesy call and were afforded great respect appreciation from the crews and members of the public.Fr. Shane Gallagher and Rev Ruth West performed the Blessing and shortly after, the flotilla left for Inver providing onlookers along the Doorin line a magnificent view of vessels in the water below. The party continued and went on well into late evening in perfect sunshine.The RNLI are indebted to the South Donegal Coastal Rowing Association for organising the flotilla, to Patrick McCallig and Sean Blain (food), to Rev. Ruth West and Fr. Shane Gallagher (Blessing), the McInaw family (parking), Garda Jim Connolly (traffic control) Waterbus (support and co-operation) Glebe Builders (cherry picker)  HUGE FLOTILLA ARRIVES FOR BLESSING OF THE BOATS was last modified: July 8th, 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:BLESSING OF THE BOATSMountcharles PierRNLIlast_img read more

first_imgDonegal Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn has said he will return to the Dail this evening despite being kicked out earlier today.The Inishowen TD was sensationally suspended after being asked to leave the chamber.The Dail business had to be suspended for 30 minutes when the Sinn Fein TD tried to object to comments made by An Taoiseach End Kenny about his party. But Deputy MacLochlainn said he believes the Ceann Comhairle is acting illegally and he will challenge him later tonight.He also revealed that Sinn Fein are taking legal advice on comments made by Taoiseach Enda Kenny in a Dail debate yesterday.“I am going to try and vote tonight. He is probably going to try and suspend the Dail. I am going to challenge that.“The issue for me is when I stood up to correct a blatant act of double standards. He threw me out immediately and I believe he knows I’m right and he couldn’t take it. “I know our party is taking legal advice. We will take legal advice on the Ceann Comhairle and how he is conducting himself.“Now we are elected in strength he cannot take it,” fumed Deputy MacLochlainn. MacLOCHLAINN VOWS TO RETURN TO DAIL TONIGHT AFTER BEING KICKED OUT was last modified: December 12th, 2012 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:Ceann ComhairledailPADRAIG MACLOCHLAINNSinn Feinlast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A Buzz item in Thursday’s U section incorrectly reported the date of a casting call for the reality series “American Inventor.” It takes place Monday in Hollywood. Full information is available at The New Directions for Youth computer technology center in Van Nuys and the Northridge Police Activity League each will receive $100,000 as part of a federal funding package approved Wednesday. A story Thursday reported incorrect amounts. last_img read more

first_img 2019 Drake Relays Schedule Buy Tickets DES MOINES – With the outdoor track and field season quickly approaching, the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee released the event schedule for 2019.  Click HERE for the meet schedule.The successful changes in the Distance Carnival in 2018 are back on Thursday night featuring the steeplechase and competitive 5000 meter races.  The university and college running events will see a change with the 400 meter hurdles moving to Friday afternoon, while the university/college 200 meter dash is back for the second year on Friday evening.  The university division of the 4×400 meter relay will have a new twist changing to an invitational event with no preliminary heats.  Eight university teams will be selected based on specified criteria which ultimately will have them battling to win the Hy-Vee Cup.In addition to their passion for collegiate teams, fans of America’s Athletic Classic are known for their enthusiastic support of Olympic and elite athletes.   This year will feature World Showdown invitational events of women’s pole vault on Friday night along with women’s 100 meter hurdles, men’s 110 meter hurdles and men’s pole vault on Saturday afternoon. In partnership with USA Track & Field, the Tokyo Countdown invitational events spotlight athletes striving to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic team.  Events include the men’s 400 meter hurdles and high jump alongside women’s long jump on Friday night, then the women’s 400 meter hurdles, women’s high jump and men’s shot put on Saturday afternoon.  Rounding out the invitational field on Friday night is the men’s 200 meters and on Saturday, the mainstays of the men’s mile and women’s 1500 meters. “This year fans will continue to have the opportunity to see some of the world’s greatest athletes and many future Olympic stars in action,” said Franklin P. Johnson Drake Relays Director, Blake Boldon.  “The schedule is one that our fans will enjoy with highly competitive events on Friday afternoon, the new high school 400 meter dash on Friday night and fan favorite events on Saturday afternoon.” In the high school division, the 4×800 meter relay moves to Friday evening with the 400 meter dash securing a prime spot there as well.  The high school 4×100 meter relay returns to its original spot in the Saturday morning program.Be sure to get your tickets soon for the best seats. All-Session tickets are now on sale at or call 515-271-3647.  For group ticket packages or more information, contact Dustin in the Drake Ticket Office at 515-271-4949.  Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Story Linkslast_img read more

first_imgThe only thing lurking in the dark this Halloween will be the 22brilliant dancers taking part in Glenswilly GAA’s ‘Strictly ComeDancing’.Tickets for the event, which takes places at the Silver Tassie onSunday, October 29th, are already booking out as fast as bats out ofhell.Organsier and host Lee Gooch may not need much help with his horrormake-up but it promises to be a real fright night if he fluffs hislines! Lee admits that he’s under pressure delivering to his home communityin the Glenswilly area but he’s not getting too nervous.“I know it’s going to be a great night because I’ve seen some of thedancers in rehearsals and they’re real hot potatoes!“I know we’re going to have an amazing night because so muchpreparation has gone into this event.“My only advice to people is to get their hands on their tickets fastas this is going to be a sell-out night very soon,” he said. Shane McDevitt is mor used to taking on full-backs!Chairman of Glenswilly GAA Club, Eddie Crawford, paid tribute to theorganisers Paul Gallagher and Pauric Bonner and especially to thethree dance teachers Mary C Devine, Lorna Spratt and Jackie McAteer.“It’s not easy to keep a GAA club running and Glenswilly GAA Club isgetting bigger and better every season.“This is a very ambitious event but so many people have put in so muchhard work and it’s going to be such a great night,” said Mr Crawford.No event would be able to get off the starting blocks without sponsorsand Glenswilly have pulled in ten of the best.They include Inishowen Motors, DNG Boyce Gallagher, Tobin’s ServiceStation, Gildea Traditional Farm Butchers, Kernans Service Stations,Donegal Stationery Company, Larkins, The Grill, Letterkenny Glass,McDonalds, Boyle Construction and James Doherty Buses. The 22 brave dancers include Ann Marie Bonner, Cathal Gallagher, NiamhGallagher and Shane Mcdevitt, Breda Doherty and Manus McFadden,Jacinta Walsh and Charlie Gildea, Eunan Mcbride and Marian McGarrigle,Victor Wilkins and Mary McHugh, Tommy Daly and Aoife Godfrey, PaulaMcbride and Stephen McDaid, Orla McDaid and Ronan Sweeney, KatieLapsley and Liam Gallagher, Janine McDaid and Gary Cullen.The doors on the big night open at 6.30pm and the event starts at 8pm.And with tickets costing just €15, the best piece of scary advice thisside of Halloween is – get your hands on some very quickly.The dancers and the sponsors!There’s something lurking in the dark in Glenswilly this Halloween! was last modified: October 11th, 2017 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)last_img read more