The thanksgiving service for the late president of the New Kingston FC, David Mighty, will be held on tomorrow, February 5 at the Kencot Seventh Day Adventist Church, 10-12 Osbourne Road, Kingston 10. The service willo begin at 11 a.m. Interment follows at the Dovecot Memorial Park. Thanksgiving service for David Mighty Twenty-nine goals were scored in five matches in the seventh round of the Portmore Division Two Football League last Sunday. Leaders Edgewater FC (18 points) were the biggest winners as they swamped Caymanas Gardens 10-0. In other matches, Braeton United crushed Daytona 7-0; Racing United thumped Westchester 5-1; Southborough defeated Three West 2-0. while Cumberland and Waterford drew 2-2. Domino league continues today Royal Lakes top De La Vega in 9-goal thriller The Jamaica Domino Federation-City of Kingston Cooperative Credit Union Portmore St Catherine League continues today with its fourth round of matches. Defending champions Fort International go after their fourth win in as many matches as they take on brother team Passagefort United at Myrtle Way. Both teams had mixed fortune last Sunday. Fort won their 300-283 over Memory Lane while Passagefort threw in the towel after being down 293-255 against Waterhouse United. In other games scheduled for today (home teams named first): Ken’s Wildflower vs Exceptional; Correctional Services vs Felluchi Strikers; Eradication vs Mechanical Strikers; Passagefort United vs Fort International; Chedwin Strikers vs Waterhouse United; Naggo Head vs Spring Village; Masterpiece vs Soursop; Garveymeade vs Braeton All Stars. The match between Royal Lakes and De La Vega City could be described as a ‘shoot-out’ as both teams combined for nine goals. Royal Lakes topped De La Vega 5-4 in the eighth round of the Flow-sponsored St Catherine FA Major League, recently. In other games, Old Harbour Bay United spanked Newland 6-1; Federal beat Bodles 3-1; GC Foster blanked New Raiders 3-0; Frazsiers Whip defeated Portsmouth 3-0. Goals galore in Portmore Division two
A 22-year-old man was on Monday fined when he appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for assault.Mark Gonsalves pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that on April 1, 2016 at Block E, South Sophia, Georgetown, he assaulted Virtual Complainant Lorraine Hope so as to cause her actual bodily harm. According to the defendant, he committed the act which stemmed from him being angered over the VC’s alleged infidelity.However, the VC explained that on the day in question, she was going to work when she was attacked by the defendant, who took her bag from her. She said that the defendant, who is her ex-boyfriend, threw her bag into a nearby trench. When she protested his actions, he then held her and bit her on her lips. The matter was reported. Gonsalves was fined $40,000 with a default sentence of 14 days’ imprisonment.
Camp Johnson Road, once Monrovia’s thriving business community, has been overtaken by used commodities sent by Liberians in the United States and other countries to family and friends.Before the civil war, stores with the latest fashion, including shoes and women’s dresses, were owned by Lebanese and Indian businessmen, located on Camp Johnson Road.“Now Liberians are doing their own thing here, selling their (used merchandises),” said a young man, Joe, whose brother lives in the United States.Joe said he has been in business for the last three years, dealing in used mattresses, shoes and whatever his brother thinks could be useful in Liberia.Joe said he initially sold used products he received from the United States in bulk while buyers would retail them. “But I realized that I needed to be doing something and therefore I chose, with my brother’s consent, to be retailing what he sends me,” he said.With the flood of used goods, including small and large toys, used mattresses, household wares and canned goods, Camp Johnson Road is flooded with what someone described as “whatever is thrown away in America.” On this side, it becomes business.“Goods here don’t have set prices,” Joe explained. “They are bargained and if I’m ok with the price I let the item go.” Though he would not discuss how profitable the venture has been for him over the last three years, he said, “It keeps me busy and somewhere to spend my day.”Although many of the business owners who agreed to share their experiences with the Daily Observer believe that their relatives in the Diaspora are doing well for them, others agreed that more should be done to ensure that Camp Johnson Road regains its past beauty.“I feel bad sometimes to see all kinds of old materials hanging here and there. Some are thrown on the walkway and the whole area looks like a junkyard,” complained a young woman who also retails utensils, used books and used clothing on Camp Johnson Road.“The interest in business that Liberians are showing now, as I can see on Camp Johnson Road and other places in Monrovia, will need some business knowledge to make a difference,” a former store owner on Camp Johnson Road said.Many on Camp Johnson Road said they are faced with overhead expenses and the rising cost of renting a store while others said they hoped business will improve to earn enough income to continue their businesses.“This is because we sell the goods and send the money back to our people in the United States to be able to buy more and send back to fill the stores,” another explained.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
In light of recent allegations of a sex scandal at Bishops’ High School, the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) is urging the Education Ministry to conduct more frequent inspections at schools so as to prevent any similar cases from occurring and to weed out from the system these issues.GTU General Secretary Coretta McDonaldGTU General Secretary Coretta McDonald told Guyana Times on Wednesday this issue in particular brings to bear the fact that both the Union and the Ministry will have to work more closely at keeping much closer eyes on the things that happen within the education system across the country.“We have to start doing some backpedalling, to check to see where we have been defaulting in terms of our supervision of what happens in schools. How often do we visit schools? We have to take some of the blame too…Let’s start doing some random checks at schools. Let’s run the ward,” she asserted.McDonald said these same issues could very well be happening at other schools and the officials were not aware of them. She said there might be allegations made against teachers and other persons and if these checks were done, then both the Union and the Ministry could unearth some of these issues and correct them or bring them to the attention of the authorities.Despite this, the GTU General Secretary said the Union was extremely concerned because a number of things would have happened and there will be a ‘ripple effect’ coming out of this scandal. “It is not only about this teacher, who it has been alleged who have been performing all these acts, but it has negative effects for the reputation of the school, tarnishing the reputation of so many persons that are involved.”The Union believes that all of the people involved will be negatively affected. “I am hoping that we can very quickly pull this whole issue out of the public domain and we sit like professionals and deal with this issue and wherever the chips have to fall, let them fall there…We need to move pass the ‘judgmental sentences and we have to be careful…it will have a psychological effect, people,” she added.The GTU, she said, does not condone teachers getting involved in acts that involve sexual contact with children. “We have always been saying to our teachers across this country: we are professionals and we expect our teachers to conduct themselves in a professional manner. We have been saying repeatedly to them: there must always be this distinct line between teacher and student or student and teacher.”She continued, “At no time teachers should be found in compromising positions. Our students look up to us; they trust us and when we are going to betray the trust of those students, we are doing lots of damage to them. We are not going to allow that to happen to our children.”Asked to comment on the derogatory remarks purportedly made by the Bishops’ High School Headteacher Winifred Ellis which came in light of the recent widely publicised sexual assault allegations against a male teacher of the school, McDonald said that she believes the principal acted out of frustration.“I don’t think the intention of the head teacher is bad. I think it is out of frustration that she lashed out in the manner that she did. But I think her intentions were good and she was trying to get her girls to be aware of the circumstances and situations that sometimes would befall them from time to time. And she was admonishing them in a manner that they should conduct themselves as girls in schools.”Outraged by her actions, several former students, activists and members of civil society picketed the top secondary school on Tuesday.A formal complaint against the male teacher of over 15 years was made to the Education Ministry over the weekend and was addressed to the Education Minister Nicolette Henry, among others.Since then, Chief Education Officer (CEO) Marcel Hutson has informed the media that an investigation has been launched, while the Social Protection Ministry issued a short statement outlining that it was aware of the allegations levelled against a senior teacher at the Bishops’ High School.As news of the alleged sexual molestation involving the male teacher broke out on social media, a number of past students reportedly came forward and related similar experiences.Meanwhile, in the presence of his attorneys – Jerome Khan, Priyanka Sookraj and Siand Dhurjan – the teacher broke his silence on the allegations against him, which claimed that he abused his position of trust as a teacher and groomed female, and some male, students for sexual activity.
In an effort to keep its core of ironman players fresh and improve the quality of play, the Arena Football League has implemented a new rule for substitutions for the 2007 season. Instead of being allowed only one substitution per position a quarter, teams will be allowed to make as many as they want. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “I think its good,” former Avengers fullback/linebacker Lonnie Ford (USC) said. “You can get a little sluggish out there, and (the new rule) will keep us fresh and give the fans their money’s worth.” Not only will the rule help players conserve energy, but it also will allow coaches to pursue more specialists. “Now we can go out and get more specialty players,” Avengers coach Ed Hodgkiss said. “We can get guys who can play defense or offense really well but aren’t so good on the other side of the ball.” That strategy has allowed the Avengers to draft players such as former Kansas linebacker Brandon Perkins and former Cal cornerback James Bethea. “(Bethea and Perkins) are going to be great complements to our other specialists,” Hodgkiss said. “Every team will get better from the change.”
http://player.vimeo.com/video/50634432 BY KELLY MATOUSEKMy name is Kelly Matousek and I am a student at Ohio University in the United States. Last summer, myself and five other students from the university’s Scripps College of Communication studied abroad in Letterkenny and took classes at the Regional Cultural Centre.During our six week stay, we were required to create a documentary on the topic of our choice.We chose to focus on the current local food movement in the county and would love if Donegal Daily could see our final product! Feel free to share it as you wish, spread the word about what Donegal has to offer, and thank you for your time. We would like to extend a big thank you to everyone in Donegal for their support during production and we hope you enjoy our take on Donegal’s food culture!CLICK ON THE VIMEO LINK ABOVE TO VIEW IT OHIO STUDENTS SAY ‘THANKS’ TO DONEGAL WITH FOOD MOVIE ABOUT COUNTY was last modified: October 4th, 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:OHIO STUDENTS SAY ‘THANKS’ TO DONEGAL WITH FOOD MOVIE ABOUT COUNTY
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe motion, currently backed by seven council members, would have to be passed by a majority of the 15-member council by Aug. 10 in order to be placed on the Nov. 7 ballot. The bond plan – which surprised many on the council – comes amid proposals for new trash pickup fees and for water and energy rate hikes in the city, as well as a proposal from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for a multibillion-dollar state infrastructure bond issue. Edwin Ramirez, president of the Pacoima Neighborhood Council, said streets in his community need repair but he’s already paying for Los Angeles Unified School District construction bonds, water bonds and fees, in addition to his regular property tax. “One hundred dollars is not a lot, but you add that to all the other bonds that have been passed and we’re paying for,” Ramirez said. “There are things that people are willing to sacrifice and pay. But how much is enough?” Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa – who just proposed a trash-fee hike to pay for 1,000 more police officers – believes well-maintained streets are important and will consider the bond proposal, a spokesman said. Faced with crumbling asphalt and a decades-long maintenance backlog, the City Council will consider asking voters to approve a $1.5 billion bond measure in November to repair 4,000 miles of city streets over the next eight years. The bond proposal, introduced Wednesday by Councilmen Tony Cardenas and Greig Smith, who represent portions of the San Fernando Valley, would cost the average homeowner less than $100 a year over its 20-year term. The money would allow 60 percent of the city’s 6,500 miles of streets to be upgraded in just eight years, rather than 80 years under the current repair schedule, officials said. “I want to see our streets repaired in my lifetime,” Cardenas said at a news conference. “I hear residents (complain) all the time – in my neighborhood, in my home. I myself have complained about our streets. … The people of Los Angeles, I feel, are fed up, and they’re ready to do something about it.” Councilwoman Wendy Greuel, who chairs the council’s Transportation Committee, said she hadn’t yet seen the bond proposal, but questioned how it would fit with Villaraigosa’s goal of increasing funding for city streets and sidewalks. “I’m a big proponent of filling potholes and repairing our streets to keep our city moving,” Greuel said. “It’s important to get the pulse of your constituents, and there’s a lot of discussion of all the fees and increases and how they will impact people.” But Smith said the bond measure would be an investment, and homeowners would see a return on their money. “Nothing will add more to the value of someone’s property … than the first impression a buyer has. And the first impression a buyer has is driving on the street to get to that home,” he said. Bruce Ackerman, president and chief executive of the Economic Alliance of the San Fernando Valley, said property owners probably could support a measure that promised a real solution to the potholes and cracks that plague many streets. “Bonds seem to be much more acceptable by the electorate than outright tax increases,” he said. “And we have to take care of infrastructure. The entire underpinning of our communities have been so neglected.” However, he added, politicians need to be honest with voters about why infrastructure is underfunded when fees and tax revenue are on the rise. “The money that used to be set aside for upkeep is still being collected, but if you look at budgets you see it’s going into (employee) salaries and pensions,” Ackerman said. Cardenas and Smith said the bond issue would address the massive backlog without cutting funds for parks, policing and other municipal services. Their proposal also calls for the council to establish a permanent funding level so the city doesn’t fall behind on street repairs again. City government never budgeted enough money for street maintenance after the post-World War II housing boom, when the number of street miles jumped from 2,500 to 6,500, Bureau of Street Services Director William Robertson said. “For almost 30 years, there was no increase in the money that was allocated to maintain the street system, and that’s what crippled us,” he said. State transportation dollars and revenue from the gasoline tax also have been inconsistent, he added. Robertson figures his department needs about $90 million a year to maintain city streets. But he said he received only half that amount over the past decade before an increase to $63 million in the current budget. Under the bond proposal, the department would get about $187 million per year, enough to erase the backlog and remain current on maintenance. firstname.lastname@example.org (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
John DowneyA FORMER Sinn Fein spin doctor today insisted that unionists knew years ago about a deal that so-called ‘On The Runs’ would not be pursued by police.And Danny Morrison says many of them actually picked up their clearance letters from PSNI stations. He spoke out after a court in Britain ruled that Donegal-based John Downey, a republican originally from County Clare, would not face prosecution for the deaths of four British soldiers in an IRA bomb attack in Hyde Park in London in 1982.“The fact is that the DUP and the UUP knew about the clearance letters and that people had to sign for them in RUC barracks in some instances,” said Mr Morrison today.“It’s a nonsense that the DUP did not know about the letters stating to people that they were not wanted.”The PSNI has now apologised for issuing the letter which led to Mr Downey’s case being dropped.He has consistently denied involvement in the incident and has worked tirelessly for the peace process for 20 years.JOHN DOWNEY: UNIONISTS KNEW ABOUT DEAL, SAYS LEADING REPUBLICAN was last modified: February 26th, 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:danny morrisonJohn Downey
The former Chelsea and Wolfsburg man was in line to make his first start against Huddersfield this weekend.Guardiola, though, could now have to do without one of his key men for up to three months.A City statement read: “Kevin De Bruyne is undergoing tests on his right knee after sustaining an injury at training on Wednesday.“The extent of the problem is not yet known and we will bring you further updates on Kevin’s condition in due course.”As well as a number of Premier League matches, De Bruyne is also set to miss the start of City’s Champions League campaign. 2 Kevin De Bruyne only had a short break after the World Cup before returning to action De Bruyne is set to undergo a scan, but it is feared the injury is similar to the one he suffered in early 2016, which kept him out of action for ten weeks.Losing the 27-year-old for any period of time will come as a major blow to Pep Guardiola’s plans.De Bruyne was City’s best player last season as they stormed to the Premier League title, featuring in all but one of their matches.Having helped Belgium to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup, De Bruyne only returned to training with City last week.He was named on the bench for the opening game of the season, against Arsenal on Sunday, and played the final 30 minutes of the 2-0 win. Kevin De Bruyne came on as a substitute on the opening day of the season Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has suffered a knee injury.The Belgian star is facing up to three months on the sidelines after sustaining suspected ligament damage during a training session on Wednesday afternoon. 2 Manchester City’s fixtures over the next three months August 19 – Huddersfield (home)August 25 – Wolves (away)September 1 – Newcastle (home)September 15 – Fulham (home)September 18/19 – Champions League group stage (TBC)September 22 – Cardiff (away)September 29 – Brighton (home)October 2/3 – Champions League group stage (TBC)October 7 – Liverpool (away)October 20 – Burnley (home)October 28 – Tottenham (away)November 3 – Southampton (home)November 6/7 – Champions League group stage (TBC)
There have been calls for urgent action after residents in Burnfoot and Buncrana feared they could lose their homes again following near-miss flooding in the region on Wednesday morning. A councillor for the area has said that rising waters and spot flooding on Wednesday morning should serve as a stark reminder of the need to urgently build flood protection measures in Burnfoot and Buncrana.More than 100 people had to be rescued in the northwest after heavy rain flooded homes and left Derry City virtually inaccessible by road in August 2017. Councillor Jack Murray said: “On Wednesday morning, I was inundated with calls from local residents in Burnfoot and Buncrana who were extremely fearful that they could lose their homes once again.“Thankfully they were spared the devastation we experienced in August 2017 – but only just.“It is unacceptable that people in our community continue to live in constant fear of their homes being washed away.“While those in Burnfoot successfully secured funding to construct flood defences, they still await those works. “Those who were forced to leave their homes in the village still have no indication of when they’ll be able to return home.“Worse still, the people who live along the Crana River have no plans for works at all.“That is completely unacceptable, particularly given that they have commissioned professional research which shows the real danger of another flood in that area.“We cannot wait for more homes to be destroyed. We need action immediately.”An urgent meeting has now been sought with the Minister for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief in order to secure the protection desired. Calls for urgent action over flood defence measures in Inishowen was last modified: March 6th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:buncranaBurnfootCllr Jack MurraryInishowen floods