“We are proud to assist the Cavalier U-15 team in their aspirations towards their goals of greatness. Tastee has always been integral in the development of our youth though sports and being able to assist the Cavalier team was right in line with our organisational goal.” Foster said. Meanwhile, Cavalier SC U-15 coach, Baris Johnson is expecting a great performance from the team. “We are going there to perform well. The club won the Under-14 tourney there last year and this year the hope is to emulate that victory,” Johnson told The Gleaner. He is also hopeful that the players will impress and be seen by some bigger clubs. “We want to catch the eyes of the bigger teams that will be participating at the tournament,” he added. The Cayman Invitational Cup will commence today and involves 12 teams including Manchester City of England. The Cavalier team will depart for the Cayman Islands tomorrow and will play their opening game against IMG Academy at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex on the same day, starting at 5 p.m. Cavalier will oppose Alchemy the following day and close off their Group A fixture against the Cayman National team on Friday. The teams in Group B are: Manchester City, DC United, Trinidad and Tobago and Houston Dynamo; Group C comprise: The Bahamas, LA Leiba FC, Cuba Federation and Harbour View of Jamaica. RIGHT IN LINE Local fast food chain Tastee handed over $150,000 to Cavalier SC to help their participation in the Cayman Airways International Under-15 Youth Football Cup next week in the Cayman Islands. Alessandro Boyd of Tastee’s marketing department made the presentation to chairman of Cavalier SC, Rudolph Speid on Saturday at the Alpha Institute. Speid said that Tastee’s sponsorship has helped the club tremendously as expenses continue to be one of the biggest challenges they face. “This trip, excluding tickets, will cost US $10,000 and sponsorships like these help us to allow players at this age group to gain international exposure, which is a part of their pathway to develop properly by playing against some of the best players in the world at an early age. We will be able to gauge our progress against players who have been exposed to some of the best training facilities in the world,” Speid said. Ryan Foster, Group CEO at Tastee, said that he was pleased with Cavaliers’ youth development programme and the level of success that the team has had to date.
Dear Editor,The establishment of President Granger’s most recent Commission of Inquiry (CoI) raises troubling issues. On the occasion of his swearing in before Minister Harmon or Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan or both Minister Harmon and the Chief Magistrate – Justice Trotman is reported in the media as saying that he was committed to upholding the President’s promise of “probing the truthfulness of things.” (Incidentally, as a judicial officer, the Chief Magistrate has no place at Minister Harmon’s office).However, it is in this commitment by Justice Trotman to upholding the President’s promise where lies the germ that many perceive will infect the neutrality and impartiality of the inquiry. Justice Trotman’s commitment must undoubtedly be to his oath, which he has seemingly cast aside. Even though he has stressed the independence, impartiality, and integrity of the Commission, serious doubt is raised about his emphasis when consideration is given to further statements made by Justice Trotman, which, when juxtaposed to statements made by President Granger significantly erodes Justice Trotman’s assurances of independence, integrity and impartiality. The learned Judge reportedly told the media that the Inquiry has two objectives:1. To find the truth.There could be no issue with this objective.2. To bring healing and closure to the families, relatives and friends and all who require justice to be done in this particular instance.Though, well knowing the inanity that emerges from the chambers of the Attorney General and other Government sources, I would nevertheless be shocked if Justice Trotman’s Terms of Reference as a sole Commissioner, charges him with the responsibility to bring closure and healing to the families, relatives and friends of those who perished at Lindo Creek. In this frame of mind, Justice Trotman has begun a journey, heading in the wrong direction. He has set himself an objective and will apparently be working towards it.Quite coincidentally, President Granger on the other hand, is reported in the press as telegraphing his understanding of the outcome of the Trotman Commission of Inquiry, when he reportedly said: “ the establishment of the Commission of Inquiry into the Lindo Creek massacre, which claimed the lives of eight miners in 2008 will lead to the unravelling of the criminal network and exposure of operatives who were responsible for the reign of terror during the most deadly decade in Guyana’s history, while also ensuring that justice is served for the affected families.”It is not clear whether Justice Trotman is parroting President Granger or vice versa, but what is clear is that there is a meeting of these two distinguished minds in relation to their predictions of the outcomes of the Inquiry and note must be taken of the fact that both President Granger and Justice Trotman have not qualified their predictions by the use of words such as “ likely” or “possible”. Their predictions of the outcomes of the Inquiry have been expressed with great clarity and certainty.These statements throw up many questions. Is Justice Trotman also committed to unravelling some criminal network? We know that Justice Trotman has predicted closure and healing for families and friends of the Lindo Creek victims as an objective of his inquiry which President Granger has declared will ensure justice for those families and friends. But President Granger has not yet heard the evidence to be presented to the CoI. How does he know that there will be an unravelling of any kind? How does President Granger and Justice Trotman know in advance that justice will be served to the families, relatives and friends of the Lindo Creek victims? It is not unreasonable, in the context of all the public comments made by both President Granger and Justice Trotman, to assume that Justice Trotman may just also be committed to meeting the expectations of President Granger.In recent comments to the press about criticisms that were being made about the establishment of the Commission of Inquiry, Justice Trotman, who has been appointed a sole Commissioner reportedly said: “we are not fazed by it. We will press on.” Who is Justice Trotman, referring to, when he speaks of “we”? Could it be that unthinkingly, Justice Trotman was referring to himself and President Granger?Perception is sometimes reality.Sincerely,Selwyn Persaud
President David Granger has said that the slothfulness of the Region Two economy is not an issue to be addressed by his Government alone but rather, it will take a collective effort from everyone in the Pomeroon-Supenaam Region.The Head of State was at the time addressing residents during the commissioning of a spanking new 16-seater school bus in the Tapakuma community.Alluding to the state of the region’s economy, the President said that residents living in the area need to make themselves more self-sufficient, rather than depending on government for everything. While he acknowledged that Region Two is the ‘Rice Bowl’ for Guyana, he encouraged the region’s farmers to add value to the rice crop through agro-processing. This he said can also be applied to other crops to jump start the economy.“You need to do your budget at home, how you eat, how you spend, how you live, depend on the state of the economy; you need to participate towards the progress of the economy; if the economy strive then everyone will strive.”Granger further encouraged the residents to establish cottage industries and to become entrepreneurs to earn a higher income, as opposed to depending on government for jobs.He also called on parents to educate their children so that they can be better empowered in the future.“You have pineapple galore here, canned the pineapple, export the fruits, make fruit juices and sell, there are fishes in the river, catch them and dry it, every single thing, be it fruits or vegetables, there is a market for it, don’t sit on your hands” the President urged.He also encouraged young entrepreneurs to tap into available markets. These comment came on the heels of vendors’ complaints about the struggling economy.Many of the region’s residents bemoaned the state of the economy due to the downturn in the rice industry. This, they explained, has caused a ripple effect since the main economic activity for Region Two is rice and currently rice farmers are receiving low prices.
Minutes after Criminal Court ‘C’ released both ‘bishop’ Manaseh Conto and ‘pastor’ Steve Kettor on a US$468,336 bail following their detention at the Monrovia Central Prison on allegation of duping Korean investor Hungchi Choi of US$155,797, prosecutors began pushing the court to deny the bond and allow the defendants to go back to jail.The bond was posted by the International Insurance Company of Liberia on behalf of the accused, but prosecutors are arguing that the bank failed to present several documents, such as a recent bank statement.Despite prosecution’s argument, Judge Emery Paye allowed the two ‘religious’ leaders to go back home, until the court can decide the merits and demerits of the state lawyers’ contention.There was no definite date set for the court to hear the alleged bond defect allegation.If it is established that the International Insurance Company’s bail is faulty, the pair would be arrested until a valid bond can be secured by their lawyers.Dramatically, after Conto and Kettor were released yesterday, some women believed to be members of Bishop Conto’s Mission for Today Holy Church in the New Kru Community and those of the Korean investor nearly got into a fist fight at the Temple of Justice.But they were separated by some lawyers and bystanders who themselves had gone to the Temple of Justice to attend to some legal matters.During the argument, some of the women were heard saying, “You liar, why do you have to lie on the bishop for him to go to jail? God will punish those responsible for the disgrace they brought on the bishop.”In response, Choi told the women that their ‘bishop’ allegedly “stole from me, and this is what he deserves for his action.”Bishop Conto and Pastor Kettor were arrested last Thursday and detained at the Monrovia Central Prison, when they could not secure their bond.They were accused of robbing the Korea Trading Corporation (KTC), a vehicle and spare parts sale and rental services. Kettor was KTC’s general manager.Choi, who is the owner of the company, claimed that while he was out of the country due to the Ebola virus outbreak, the two religious leaders sold and rented some of his vehicles, thereby raising several hundred thousand United States dollars and converted the proceeds into their personal use.He also alleged that the defendants rented some of his company’s vehicles to the US Military, which came to Liberia to help in the fight against Ebola, as well as the World Food Program (WFP); and deposited the money into the defendants’ established company, which he named as SACS; a claim the defendants are yet to appear in court on, to say whether or not they are guilty.The case continues.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
One of Donegal’s best known pharmacies has received a top award at the Prish Pharmacy Awards.Brennan’s Pharmacy was named ‘runner-up’ in the Community Pharmacy Team of the Year event held in Dublin last night.Brennans have a number of outlets including Buncrana and Clonmany. Fergus Brennan told Donegaldaily that he was very proud of his team and all their hard work.“It’s great to be recognised like this. The team puts in so much hard work and this is for them.“I’m so proud of them and we will just continue from here.“We are also very thankful to all our customers in Co Donegal and we hope to continue to offer them a top quality service at our pharmacies,” he said. DONEGAL BUSINESS WINS TOP AWARD AT IRISH PHARMACY AWARDS was last modified: May 20th, 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)
CANOGA PARK – Just days after Northridge residents learned their neighborhood pool would be replaced nearly a decade after it was closed by earthquake damage, Canoga Park learned it would also benefit from the $5 million program. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa made the announcement at Lanark Park, where the pool has been closed for years because of aging equipment and damage caused by the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. But by late 2007, the Canoga Park venue will have a new $6.5 million pool, with $1.8 million coming from the city. Pools in Northridge, Echo Park and South Los Angeles also will benefit from the city funding. “When I was a kid, I had a neighborhood pool to go to,” Villaraigosa said. “Today, many of our neighborhood pools are threatened. Today we’re saying we’re dedicated to improving these pools.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The $5 million is part of $21 million in Municipal Recreation Program funds discovered during a city audit of the Department of Recreation and Parks. The audit found that six of the city’s 54 swimming pools were closed and two dozen had poor infrastructure. Last year, more than 600,000 Los Angeles residents participated in the city’s Free Swim Program. “Our pool system is abysmal,” said Jon Kirk Mukri, general manager of the department. “There hasn’t been any money spent on them in the last 20 years.” Last week, crews broke ground on a $5.8 million pool at Northridge Park. The aquatic center is slated to open in September 2007. Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine said funding was always the issue in getting the Lanark pool in his district up and running. Initial cost estimates came in at $2.5 million, but the price tag now stands at $6.5 million. Most of the funding will come from state and local proposition money. “The taxpayers in the Valley have complained that they are not getting their piece of the pie. Well now they are,” Zine said. “This will be a wonderful benefit to the community.” Apartment buildings surround the 20-acre park, where 20 percent of the population lives at or below poverty level. “I put in numerous hours and time to try to make this park a better place,” said Sandy Kievman, a member of the Canoga Park Advisory Committee. “This park is these kids’ backyard. When it gets to 100 degrees in this Valley, the kids can’t go to their backyard pools. They don’t even get to the beach.” Susan Abram, (818) 713-3664 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Donegal Golf Club (Murvagh)Captains Day – Mr Frank CookMr Frank Cooks Captains Day was readymade to make his family and friends who had travelled from the sunny south east feel at home. Organisation on the day was of the highest order with Michael (D) Gallagher ensuring that all the groups got away on time and Hookie Bookie (Hugh Dillon) available to relieve members (who believed they could predict the outcome) of some funds.It was perfect golfing conditions and this was reflected in some excellent scores. Adrian Gallagher produced the round of his life to win the much coveted 1st prize.Kiernan Keeney in 2nd and John Meehen (PO) in 3rd would also be extremely happy at the end of their rounds with scores that would normally take the premier prize.Adrian began with a solid 1st nine; however, it was on the back nine that the popular electrician really lit up his round. Four pars from the 10th to the 13th created the framework for an excellent score that contained only two dropped shots on the inward nine.The highlight of the round was a Tiger Woods like chip-in for a 3 from the back of the 17th that was greeted with a series of high fives from his supportive playing partners.The Ladies had competed for the Captains prize to Ladies on the previous Tuesday with Marie McGarvey leading the way with a 69.Kevin Woods took the honours with an excellent 43pts in the Juniors competition. The visitors prize on the day was won by Tony Carr.Following a superb meal Captain Cook had a nautical theme in his Captains address to a packed Clubhouse in which he acknowledged the work of all those involved in running the club. Presentation of the wonderful array of prizes followed and the day concluded with music from Jodie Gallagher.Results:1. Adrian Gallagher (18) 642. Kieran Keeney (25) 66 (BOT) 3. John Meehan (PO) (22) 664. Victor Bradley (12) 675. Darren McKeever (15) 68Gross. Enda McMenamin (5) 75 (BOT)Cat 1. Bryan Crawford (11) 71Cat 2. John Joe Travers (15) 69Cat 3. John Conway (21) 69Committee. Sean Diver (16) 72Past Capt’s. Michael McGarvey (10) 70Team Capt’s. Seamus Faulkner (10) 74Front Nine. Fergus Towey (15) 33.5Back Nine. Dan Callaghan (18) 31Captains Day Hookie-Bookie Charity DonationHugh Dillon offered players competing in the Captains day competition the opportunity to make some money if they were able to correctly forecast the winner, however as is usual in these cases the bookie was the overall winner.The profit of €363 was donated to the Donegal Hospital Patients Fund.Junior Scratch CupThe Britton Insurance Junior Scratch Cup over 36 holes takes place on Saturday the 5th of July.Ladies’ Competitions24th June – 18 holes stroke -Captain’s prize (Mr Frank Cook) to the LadiesMarie McGarvey produced another phenomenal score for the 2nd week in a row – 69 net – to win one of the major prizes of 2014.She will treasure the stunning John Rocca Waterford Vase presented to her by the Captain Mr Frank Cook. Besides returning 2 good scores in Donegal, Marie has also played well in Portsalon and Newtownstewart and has her handicap reduced by 6 shots in the space of a week.Geraldine Gorman, captain of the Miele Team, was the runner up with a 70 net and she received a beautifully crafted brooch designed by Niall Bruton. In third place was Mary Harley with a 71nett. Dorothy Woods and Helen O’Shea both with 72 nett were 4th and 5th.1. Marie McGarvey (19) 69 nett2. Geraldine Gorman (17) 70 nett3. Mary Harley (20) 71 nett4. Dorothy Woods (12) 72 nett BOT5. Helen O’Shea (14) 72 nett1st 9 Charlotte Caldwell (22) 35 nett2nd 9 Eithne Diver (24) 36 nettUpcoming competitions.July 6th & 8th – 18 holes stableford – Sponsor: Britton InsuranceMonday 7th June – Ladies Open Day – Sponsor: Twist DesignMixed Foresomes27th June – Club Mixed: Mary Talbot, Eugene McRoe and Adrian Murray.Friday 4th July – Mixed competition – draw from 5.30 to 6.Thursday SpecialsWe are continuing to see a great turnout for our weekly competitions which is no doubt due to the good weather and the excellent condition of the course.The very popular winner on Thursday 19th June after another recent excellent score went unrewarded due to a technicality was Martin Travers with an excellent score of 36pts, the ever reliable Bob Dore was 2nd with 34pts on a break of tie from Liam Farren in 3rd with 34pts. Brian Neilan was 4th with 32pts on a break of tie.For the 2nd competition running Liam Moran won the prize for the 1st 9 with 21pts and Michael ‘D’ Gallagher was the best of the past players with 39pts on a break of tie.On Thursday 26th June “a certain gentleman” Mr Liam Mundy claimed 1st place with 35pts, Jimmy Melly was 2nd with 33pts on break of tie form playing partner on the evening Adrain Murray who also had 33pts.Charlie McGinty was 4th with 32pts also on a break of tie.Dylan Devitt won the prize for the 1st 9 with 21pts and for the 2nd week in a row Michael ‘D’ Gallagher was the best of the past players with 32pts.Players are reminded that your Phoenix Cup second round matches must be played by the 9th July.We have now had 8 counting competitions for player of the year, not for the 1st time the man setting the early pace is Bob Dore with Frank O’Donnell and Liam Mundy his nearest challengers.The leader board is now on display in the locker room.Best of luck to Minor league captain Damien Hanna and his team who will be playing the 2nd leg against Rossapenna GC in Murvagh this week.Congratulations to one of our regulars Aidy Gallagher who won Mr Frank Cook’s Captains Prize at the week.GOLF NEWS: FRANK COOKS CAPTAIN DAY A GREAT SUCCESS AT MURVAGH was last modified: July 1st, 2014 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:golfMurvaghNoticesSport
BY RONAN MCLAUGHLIN, PHOTOGRAPHER: Formerly an extremely common summer visitor, Corncrakes have suffered drastic population declines this century and are threatened with global extinction.Now only present in small numbers in the Shannon Callows, north Donegal and western parts of Mayo and Connaught.This decline is due in most part to intensive farming practices including early mowing to make silage and mechanised hay making practices which have destroyed nests and driven Corncrakes from old habitats. Now Corncrakes are confined to areas where difficult terrain precludes the use of machinery and where traditional late haymaking still takes place.This is perhaps Ireland’s most iconic bird, and gets my vote for our National bird, I took this video yesterday at Malin Head, Co. Donegal. An amazing experience.www.facebook.com/ronanmclaughlinphotography DDTV: DONEGAL PHOTOGRAPHER CAPTURES INCREDIBLE CORNCRAKE VIDEO was last modified: June 6th, 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:DDTV: DONEGAL PHOTOGRAPHER CAPTURES INCREDIBLE CORNCRAKE VIDEO
ST EUNAN’S College are through to the All-Ireland B semi-final after victory today over a brave Coláiste na Carraige side.The winners of the MacLarnon and Markey Cups went head-t0-head for the right to the post primary schools last four berth, with the Letterkenny side seven points to the good at the end 1-11 to 0-07.Eunan’s played against a strong breeze in the first half in Ballyshannon but a superb display from Niall O’Donnell with a goal and two points saw the Letterkenny boys two ahead at half-time, Shaun Hume and Daire McDaid with the other scores to leave it 1-04 to 0-05, Philip McNern, Conor Doherty, Padraig Byrne and Aodhan McGinley pointing for Coláiste na Carraige. Hume hit some monster frees with the aid of the wind in the second half, with O’Donnell again on the scoresheet.St Eunan’s will now play Scoil Aodháin from Glasnevin in the All-Ireland semi-final.Mountbellew of Galway face Ballincollig from Cork in the other last four game. ST EUNAN’S COLLEGE THROUGH TO ALL-IRELAND SEMI-FINAL was last modified: March 22nd, 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:Colaiste Na CarraigeGAASt.Eunan’s College