Like that great sprinter on the tractA new racing car on the speed-wayMotorcyclists ready for a day’s actionLike lightning across the blue the skiesA swift splash of dazzling brightnessThe fast break in a basketball gameTennis player’s serve just too fastMore a ball flying across the fieldEyes roaming without a single noticeThe instant smack that tingles like beeCar’s brakes grasp that draw attentionsThe starting rain from the madShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Dear Editor,I note, with alarm, the admission by the Secretariat of the Guyana Elections Commission that it is tinkering with the Revised List of Electors (RLE), after it has been published on the 4th January 2020.The publication of the RLE is a statutory event and similarly, very limited scope is available to the Commissioner of National Registration to make changes to the RLE after it is published.This is limited to entries or omissions that are incorrect due to inadvertence. The circumstances now being relied upon can hardly be considered as inadvertence.More importantly, the widespread changes being executed by the Secretariat will not be subject to any scrutiny and these changes will only be known after the publication of the Official List of Electors (OLE). At this time, there is no opportunity for errors, either deliberate or intentional, to be corrected.It does not inspire confidence in the integrity of the process when the following is considered:1. It was undertaken clandestinely without the knowledge of the entire Commission;2. It is being undertaken by the very department that was previously responsible for the bungled handling of data collected during the House-to-House Registration exercise.Up to the present time, no information has been provided to the Commission regarding the process being utilised or the number of records to which changes are being made. It should be noted that any change to an elector’s record is a statutory process, requiring the use of statutory forms. This process has clearly not been complied with.All things considered, the only likely outcome of this process is confusing to the electorate, particularly with Elections Day mere weeks ahead.It is unlawful and ought to be immediately discontinued.Sincerely,Sase GunrajCommissionerGuyana ElectionsCommission
The VE Brandl Pee Wee B Flyers defeated both High Prairie and Grande Prairie in All Peace action this past weekend to begin the season 2-0. On Saturday, the Flyers beat High Prairie 6-3 with Alex Hartman and Ricky Bateman leading the way with 4 points each. Hartman earned a hat trick and an assist while Bateman had three assists and a goal. Jarod Lang and Bryson Eklund rounded out the scoring.On Sunday, the Flyers were a little sluggish getting going but great goal tending by both Logan Edwards and Lane Delfs allowed the Flyers to defeat Grande Prairie 3-1. Lang netted all three goals with the final one being an empty net goal. The Pee Wee B Flyers will be off to Dawson Creek on Nov. 7-9 for a tournament. – Advertisement –
Spectra Energy is contributing $90,200 to the University of Northern British Columbia in response to the critical need northern communities share in attracting and retaining health professionals. A long-standing supporter of the University, the company is investing in the Northern Medical Programs Trust, a unique collaboration involving UNBC, northern communities, and corporate supporters aimed at enhancing health care education and clinical care in the North.The Northern Medical Programs Trust was established in 2003 and currently has an endowment of just over $6 million. Funds have been raised through community pledges that are based on population. The Trust currently has nearly 30 member municipalities and regional districts and more than a dozen have completed their pledges. Spectra Energy’s contribution will be used to offset outstanding community pledges in 100 Mile House, Williams Lake, Quesnel, Chetwynd, Taylor, Fort St John, and the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality. The funds will provide enhanced opportunities for students enrolled in the Northern Medical Program and Nurse Practitioner Program at UNBC.To date, 73 UNBC students have benefited from Spectra Energy’s generosity and the majority of recipients have been Aboriginal students. In fact, Spectra Energy has provided more awards to Aboriginal students than any other UNBC donor.- Advertisement -The Northern Medical Programs Trust provides financial support to students who are enrolled in health professions at UNBC, especially those who undertake rural placements as part of their education.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal does NOT rate new signing Luke Shaw, according to former coach Rene Meulensteen.Shaw, a £31.5 million signing from Southampton in the summer, is yet to feature for the Red Devils this season.The former Saints left-back watched on from the bench as Leicester beat United 5-3 at the King Power Stadium on Sunday lunchtime.Shaw’s deal is believed to have been agreed before Van Gaal arrived at the club and, following the signing of Marcos Rojo, has dropped down the pecking order at Old Trafford.And Meulensteen, when asked whether it’s clear the Dutchman doesn’t rate Shaw, told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show: “Yes. It’s a big surprise for me.“He would have been informed by the club that they were putting this bid in for Shaw because he’s an up and coming player.“He’s got a good left foot and a lot of pace. He’s got a lot to learn to get to a Man United level though.“He’s a great prospect but he’s brought Rojo in, which is bad news for Shaw.”
“We’re really excited to announce this partnership with Mathare United, a Club with great heritage and significance in Kenya’s footballing scene. This is an open deal that stands to be built on incrementally,” OdiBets Country Marketing Manager Dedan Mungai said while unveiling the deal.Mathare had previously had the Ng’ombe brand infront of their jerseys for most of this season, but that has now shifted to the back, marking the side’s turn in financial fortunes as they now have secured two sponsors.“The past few seasons have been particularly successful for the Club both on and off the pitch despite some financing challenges. This sponsorship will certainly give the Club the stability it needs to forge ahead and compete for the KPL title,” Mathare United chairman Bob Munro said.The club started the season without a shirt sponsor after another betting firm Betway opted not to renew their partnership and they faced a tumultuous period financially with players going for months without pay.Mathare United assistant captain Chris Oduor (right) and defender Johnstone Omurwa do the ‘Odi dance’ after the unveiling of their partnership with betting firm Odibets. PHOTO/Mathare UnitedHowever, with the new deal, the club is set to enjoy a period of stability even as they look to quench their trophy thirst that has stretched to a decade.“We believe in the potential of Mathare United, who have proven themselves time and time again to be one of the most dedicated and driven Clubs in the KPL. We are delighted to be the Main Club Partners and wish them every success in the coming seasons,” Mungai further stated.Though they started the season strongly, Mathare have not had a consistent season and they are now placed eighth in the standings with 47 points.However, this is a massive improvement from last season where they survived relegation by the skin of their teeth.Mathare finish their season at home on Sunday when they take on Ulinzi Stars at the Ruaraka Sports Complex.0Shares00(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares00OdiBets Country Marketing Manager Dedan Mungai unveils the new sponsorship deal with Mathare United chairman Bob Munro flanked by Mathare assistant captain Chris Oduor and head coach Francis Kimanzi. PHOTO/Mathare UnitedNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 3 – Mathare United, the 2008 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions on Wednesday unveiled a new betting firm, Odiebets, as their new shirt sponsor in a three-year deal worth Sh60mn.Mathare donned the brand for the first time on Sunday when they took on Gor Mahia in Kisumu, but the deal was officially unveiled in Nairobi three days later.
A former paramilitary has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for raping and sexually assaulting the daughters of a woman he met on the internet.The 53-year-old, who cannot be named to protect the identity of his victims, committed the abuse in Co Donegal and in a European country while on holidays there.He began abusing one of the children a few weeks after meeting her mother. He would show her child pornography and make her recreate what she had seen. The now 11-year-old girl said she still worries he will come back and take her and her sister away. She said she “wants to put signs up to let others know what he did”.The man initially made a full confession but then fled the country while on bail. He was later extradited back to face trial.He pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to 16 counts of oral rape and sex assault against the two girls between November 2008 and May 2009.Mr Justice Paul Carney declared him a sex offender and said that the man’s consumption of alcohol or his suicide threat provided no mitigation.He noted the young age of the victims and the number of offences, before sentencing him to 15 years.He took into account the man’s remorse and suspended the final three years. Mr Justice Carney also ordered he undergo 18 months post-release supervision and that he have no contact with his victims.Detective Garda Rosemary Rooney told prosecuting counsel, Isobel Kennedy SC, that the victim’s mother met the accused in an internet chat room and they formed a relationship. He began spending a large amount of time in the family home and would sometimes babysit the children.He abused the younger child in several locations and would make her watch pornography. He abused the older girl, now 14, in the family home.He threatened the younger victim that if she told anyone of the abuse he would hit her and she would never see her mother again. In September 2009, she told her family what had been happening and gardaí were alerted.Shortly afterwards the man gave gardaí a signed confession and said he was “going to do the right thing” and take his own life. He was later arrested and made admissions in interview.He was released on bail and fled the country until he was extradited back on October 10, 2010.The elder sister said in her victim impact statement that she felt terrible that she didn’t know he was abusing her younger sister.“He is a very bad man and I will only feel safe if he is locked away,” she said.Det Gda Rooney said the man has several previous convictions including serious offences associated with paramilitary activity.Defence counsel, Paddy McCarthy SC, said his client had been seriously assaulted as a result of the abuse but did not follow up a complaint with gardaí.He said his client went through a difficult break-up with a former partner and this led him to develop an addiction to internet pornography and to engage in online relationships.FORMER PARAMILITARY JAILED FOR 15 YEARS FOR DONEGAL CHILD RAPE ATTACKS was last modified: February 14th, 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)
1 Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany are staying at Manchester City, manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed.The long-serving duo have both seen their futures called into question in recent months.Striker Aguero has fired 169 goals in 352 appearances for the club but briefly lost his place to Gabriel Jesus following the Brazilian’s arrival in January, sparking speculation he could be sold this summer.Centre-back Kompany, meanwhile, has made just 15 appearances this term having struggled with injury and there were reports Guardiola was ready to move his captain on.However, the City boss has insisted that both Aguero and Kompany will be part of his squad next season.Speaking after his side thrashed Watford on the final day of the Premier League season to book a Champions League spot, Guardiola said: “They will be at Man City next season.“They improved a lot, Vincent playing eight or nine games in a row and we saw something special with him, so I can imagine when City won the league, one of the major reasons was Vincent.“But we finished 15 points behind Chelsea. Sergio helped us a lot, now we have to find him a better solution and not just depend on Sergio to score goals.”Guardiola ended his first season in English football without any silverware, with City finishing third in the Premier League.The Spaniard expects improvements in 2017/18, but admits it will take some time for the club to reach the same level as the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid.“Next season we will be better, and as a coach I am better than the year before, but it is not simple,” he said.“Real Madrid have just bought one player ,16 years old [Vinicius Junior] for 46m euros, so you can imagine the market.“To compete with Barca and Real we need time, we need decades to be there.“Money is not enough – when Real and Barca want a player, other teams cannot compete.“Before, we were never in the Champions League, and now we have been there six or seven times in a row. But, to achieve the next step, although the gap is shorter, it is more difficult.“To close the gap you need time, and in our world time doesn’t exist, it’s not allowed.” Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany will STAY at Manchester City
Donegal’s All-Ireland final showdown with Mayo was the SIXTH most-watched programme on RTE television in 2012.The game pulled in a whopping 975,000 viewers as Jim McGuinness and his team triumphed for the first time since 1992’s All-Ireland final.And that wasn’t counting half of Donegal who traveled to watch the game at Croke Park! But it was the Late Late Toy Show which once again scooped top spot with an average audience of 1,453,000 viewers.The second most-watched programme of the year was RTÉ Sport’s Euro 2012 coverage of Republic of Ireland v Croatia in June with 1,236,000 viewers and the Mrs Brown’s Boys Special on Christmas Day hit third spot with 1,068,000 viewers.It was a very good year for RTÉ Drama as Love/Hate’s series finale in December became the fourth most-watched programme of the year with 1,034,000 viewers tuning in to see Darren’s betrayal by Nidge and his shock execution.Fair City also made the Top 20 with an episode from January which saw 648,000 viewers tune in to see what happened in the aftermath of the revelations of Tommy and Jo’s affair. And Raw hit No 15 with the series finale in February as 704,000 viewers tuned in to see Pavel’s tragic demise. Irish audiences loved RTÉ’s big entertainment programmes in 2012 as The Late Late Show made a second appearance in the Top 20 with the 50th Anniversary show in June hitting fifth spot with 1,028,000 viewers. Mrs Brown’s Boys made a second appearance in the list with the finale of the second series in February which was seventh with 909,000 viewers. The Eurovision Song Contest in May came in at tenth place with over 771,000 viewers. The Voice of Ireland had two spots on the list with 725,000 viewers for one of the blind auditions in February and 718,000 viewers for the results show in April, putting those shows in twelfth and thirteenth position. The Rose Of Tralee final had 695,000 viewers, putting it in sixteenth place.Sport again proved very popular with Irish audiences with five of the Top 20 programmes of the year. As one might expect, the GAA All Ireland Finals featured strongly with The Sunday Game Live coverage of the All Ireland Senior Football Final (Mayo v Donegal) hitting sixth position with just under 975,000 viewers. The Sunday Game Live coverage of the All Ireland Senior Hurling Final (Kilkenny v Galway) came in at No 8 with just over 900,000 viewers. RTÉ Sport’s coverage of the RBS 6 Nations (Ireland v Wales) came in at No 20 with 648,000 viewers. And RTÉ Sport’s coverage of Katie Taylor’s history-making win at the London 2012 Olympics was the eleventh most-watched programme of the year with 754,000 viewers.As ever Operation Transformation proved to be a ratings winner as the series finale attracted 673,000 viewers to make it No 18.As might be expected, RTÉ News also featured in the top programmes of the year with 778,000 viewers tuning into the RTÉ News: Nine O’Clock on February 12th and 675,000 viewers the RTÉ Six-One News on January 3rd , putting them in ninth and seventeenth spots respectively. DONEGAL’S ALL-IRELAND SHOWDOWN IS SIXTH MOST POPULAR ON RTE IN 2012 was last modified: January 11th, 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:ALL-IRELAND FINALratingsRTE
Anglers at Doochary yesterdayAN angler was treated in hospital and a number of others left seething after bailiffs attempted to seize their rods and nets.Anglers on the Gweebarra River have been involved in an ongoing legal dispute with Inland Fisheries Ireland over €50-a-day licenses. The anglers claim the fees are illegal.Donegal Game Anglers Federation spokesman Noel Carr said the bailiffs were accompanied by Gardaí and said video was taken by some of the bailiffs just after noon on Sunday. “Ever since the attempted eviction of the local anglers on the Gweebarra River was resisted in a campaign started in 2006, the long running dispute for angling rights was escalated on Sunday as fishery board staff used force against anglers with An Garda Siochana having to intervene to protect one angler who alleges he was in danger,” said Mr Carr.“In what was supposed to be the usual peaceful Sunday morning’s fishing on their local Gweebarra river, was turned into turmoil by the very heavy handed intervention of fishery board staff.”Members of the Rosses Anglers and Fintown Anglers Associations spotted two fishery board jeeps and one car patrolling the road around the Mayo Pool fishery and anglers observed the IFI staff watching them through binoculars and recording equipment from a distance.“Fishery officers approached several anglers and asked for current angling licenses, which they all had in order and showed to the officers in compliance with the law,” said Mr Carr. “They were then asked for the €50 per day IFI permits of which no supporting DGAF or club angler had purchased as they explained that this issue was in legal dispute in the courts.“The IFI staff exchanged comments with the anglers and proceeded to attempt to take their rods and equipment.“They tried to forcefully seize several rods, reels, landing nets and salmon which were legally tagged and in compliance with the fishery laws.“One angler was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital with a suspected dislocated shoulder.”He added: “Following a review of this most disturbing incident, the DGAF will issue formal complaints through their legal representatives in the coming days. “However, the Executive Committee of the Donegal Game Anglers Association with the full support of a national federations TAFI and FISSTA representing over 60,000 anglers nationally, express their determination to continue to exercise their rights to fish more than ever and are looking forward to the next outing to fish our river again.”No-one from IFI was available for comment.No-one from An Garda Siochana was available for comment.ANGLER TREATED IN HOSPITAL AFTER STAND-OFF WITH BAILIFFS AND GARDAÍ was last modified: June 9th, 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:disputeDoocharyGweebarraIFIInland Fisheries IrelandMayo Poolstand-off