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first_imgCommuters and drivers, as well as pedestrians on Friday morning, had a hard time keeping their heads straight as they went about their business on Vlissengen Road, Georgetown, which had a carnival-like atmosphere as the Natural Resources Ministry launched its Mash band.The Ministry braved the rains to launch its band which will see the participation of about 100 revellers.Those who gathered to witness the launch were entertained by live performances of several talented artistes before the brightly coloured costumes were displayed by beautiful women dancing to tunes of Soca, Reggae and other Caribbean vibes.This year’s costumes were designed by Nelsion Nurse under the concept “promoting sustainability and development” as was pointed out by the event’s host, Curtis “Casual” Armstrong.The Natural Resources Ministry’s band getting themselves ready for the celebrations next week as they proudly display their costumesHe explained, “This concept highlights Guyana’s movement away from valuing of forests for simply their wood and trees and instead treats forests as part of our national patrimony. It is to be managed collectively. Forest cover approximately 87 per cent of Guyana’s total surface area and the country’s economic development and prosperity is, therefore, directly tied to the management and use of its forest and forested lands”.In this regard, the float happens to be a representation of Guyana’s forest. The country has vast forest resources which cover more than three-quarters of its land mass. Furthermore, it contains over 1000 different tree varieties, the host added.The various shades of green, blue, yellow and even black brought the rays of sunshine bursting through the clouds, as they too seemed to want a glimpse of this year’s Natural Resources Ministry’s Mash band.The Ministry’s band will join the several other Government agencies as well as private organisations to celebrate the 49th Mashramani parade.The theme for this year’s celebration is “Celebrate Mash 2019; With Victory in Mind – Rediscovering El Dorado”.This year’s parade will take place on February 23, at the head of Carifesta Avenue and will trail along the Kitty Roundabout, turning onto Vlissengen Road heading to the D’Urban Park, where the celebrations will continue.In an interview with the Department of Public Information (DPI), Director of Culture Tamika Boatswain said the Department is ready to host the celebrations through planned activities countrywide.In order to facilitate this, close to $100 million will be utilised for the 49th Republic anniversary, the Director noted.last_img read more

first_imgWINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says he hopes to discuss pipelines, flood protection and other issues during a one-hour meeting Friday with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.Pallister says Trudeau could help unify the country by ensuring the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion gets built to allow Alberta oil to get coastal access to overseas markets.The premier says suicide rates among young men in Alberta due to economic uncertainty are through the roof and their concerns cannot be ignored.- Advertisement -Pallister also wants Ottawa to walk back recent changes to environmental rules that pipelines and other projects must address before they can go ahead.He says the same legislation threatens flood-protection projects and hydro development.Pallister also plans to discuss crime and public safety with Trudeau, given a recent spike in homicides and other violent crimes in Winnipeg.Advertisement This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 6, 2019.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

first_img Manchester United face Southampton on Monday night boosted by the news that captain Wayne Rooney and striker Radamel Falcao should be available for the trip to St Mary’s. 1 Manchester United face Southampton on Monday night boosted by the news that captain Wayne Rooney and striker Radamel Falcao should be available for the trip to St Mary’s.The Red Devils have won four games on the bounce to move into the Champions League qualification places and victory against the Saints would move Louis Van Gaal’s side up to third in the Premier League.Van Gaal has had his attack decimated by injuries and suspensions this season but could call upon his full quota of strikers for the first time since September.Should Rooney and Falcao go straight into the first team? And is it time to rest Robin Van Persie?Here’s how Man United could line-up against Southampton:GoalkeeperDavid De Gea reinforced his credentials as one of the best keepers in world football with a brilliant save from Mame Biram Diouf in injury time to preserve all three points for United against Stoke in midweek and will continue between the sticks.DefenceJonny Evans provided Van Gaal with a defensive boost running out for United’s Under-21 side against Southampton on Monday night.It’s probably too early to throw him back into the first XI and United will likely line-up with the same back four from midweek – Antonio Valencia, Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo and Ashley Young.MidfieldAngel Di Maria will miss the trip to Saint Mary’s after suffering a hamstring injury so Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellani and Ander Herrera should continue in midfield.It’s no surprise that United’s impressive run of performances have coincided with Carrick’s return from injury, while Fellani has enjoyed the best spell of his Old Trafford career over the past month and scored his second goal of the season midweek.Spaniard Juan Mata scored the all important winner against the Potters and should retain his place in the number 10 role.AttackWhen all of his strikers have been available Van Gaal has opted to play a three-pronged attack of Rooney, Falcao and Van Persie.Van Persie’s disappointing start to the season caused some concern and despite answering some of his critics with a well-taken goal against Hull last weekend, it may be time to rest the Dutchman given the busy Christmas schedule to follow.Man United fans, how do you think you’ll line up against Southampton? Comment below…last_img read more

first_img“Almost every team in baseball looks at it and says it would love to have some of that depth,” he said. He talked about his much-maligned hitters. “We beat a lot of good clubs and a lot of good pitchers without hitting the ball out of the ballpark for long stretches this season,” he said. Not hitting during the three-and-out stretch stands out like Garret Anderson’s sore eye. The Angels grind away with singles and doubles and by going from first to third and first or second to home. This approach, so successful in winning the not-all-that-powerful American League West, is fun. Unfortunately, it has not been good enough to get the job done in the playoffs. The grinding now must be done by Moreno and Stoneman. They must grind it down to the truth that this team is not quite good enough to get the job done. They must grind it down to the fact that Brandon Wood, their power hitter of the future, is at least two seasons away from becoming a major force. They can hold the course and hope for the best. They can make a run for Alex Rodriguez, who can opt out of his contract with the Yankees. One educated guess has it costing $32 million annually for his services. As A-Rod demonstrated in Seattle, Texas and thus far with the Yankees, his services do not guarantee winning it all. The cost is too high. Pass on him. This leaves a trade. Stoneman’s history is he will stick with the team he has put together. It is against his nature to do anything rash. This approach has made the Angels a solid franchise. But will it take them to the next level? General managers are reluctant to call Stoneman because he is hard to deal with – he is so reluctant to trade his prospects. “They do have a lot of good kids,” said George Brett, the Kansas City Royals Hall of Fame third baseman from El Segundo who was in San Pedro for the 2007 Sportswalk induction ceremony. The list of kids is impressive with Reggie Willits, Brett’s type of all-out player, Kendrick, Casey Kotchman and Wood. But they do need an additional big bat. They really, really need that additional big bat. “Then I’d get rid of one of the kids,’ Brett said. There’s another way of looking at all this. The Angels tried to find magic this year against the Red Sox with Anderson. They tried to make him Kirk Gibson or Willis Reed rising from injury to lead his team to victory. Only with Anderson it was not injury. It was a viral infection, conjunctivitis, pinkeye to everyone this side of the medical profession. Simply put, his vision was not clear. Anderson and the Angels insisted he could see well enough to play. Since baseball people hide as much of their medical information as possible, it was necessary to go to an outside expert, to Dr. Sanford Davidson, a Redondo Beach opthamologist who teaches at UCLA. It was not a complicated conversation. Reporter: “Would pinkeye affect Anderson’s vision?” Davidson: “Absolutely.” So it was a gamble to play him. Davidson: “They’ll treat him with steroid eye drops. It could take two weeks to clear up.” It was a big gamble to play him. Obviously, it was a gamble they believed was necessary, which is an indication of how desperate they are to add power to the lineup. Anderson verified the treatment after lifting himself from the third game when he could not see the ball well enough to play. Among the lessons learned were: the magic is not always there, and gambling, which the Angels might have to do in the trade market, does not always work. Have a nice trading season, Arte, Bill and Mike. mwsptcol@aol.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityThey now enter the season of discontent when fans and commentators, in their infinite wisdom, will solve all their problems. They have to decide if Boston’s 3-0 sweep, which gives them a depressing 0-7 playoff skid, means they must toss caution into that trash can and go get another bat for their lineup to have a legitimate shot at the World Series. Mike Scioscia, their always-loyal-to-management manager, said, “If there is a way to make us better, I know Bill and Arte are going to look at it.” He trusts them. Do you? Scioscia talked about his pitching staff. Quietly, thoughts to himself, Orlando Cabrera moved gear from his locker into a box to be shipped home to Cartagena, Colombia, for the winter. Howie Kendrick tossed some stuff into a trash can. This was all the Angels had left to do after Josh Beckett, Manny Ramirez, David Ortiz and their Boston Red Sox associates rudely tossed them from the playoffs. The end for the players is the beginning for owner Arte Moreno and Bill Stoneman, his cautious general manager. last_img read more

first_img1 Gary Roberts scored a second half penalty for Portsmouth Gary Roberts’ penalty made sure Portsmouth travel to Plymouth on level terms as they drew 2-2 in a ding-dong battle in the first leg of the Sky Bet League Two play-off clash at Fratton Park.Jamille Matt had scored twice to put the visitors in control, cancelling out Marc McNulty’s opener with a header before putting the Greens in front with a neatly-taken overhead kick.But Roberts netted a 51st-minute spot-kick after McNulty had been fouled.Portsmouth had only taken part in one play-off game before, against Leicester in 1993, and were forced to solve a goalkeeping crisis by signing Bournemouth’s Ryan Allsop hours before kick-off.Allsop was one of seven changes from the weekend’s defeat to Northampton, while Argyle made six of their own.McNulty opened the scoring in the third minute, slotting into the bottom corner after skipper Michael Doyle had stolen possession from Plymouth captain Curtis Nelson.The Scottish striker calmly placed the ball past an unmoved Luke McCormick for his 13th goal since joining on loan from Sheffield United in November.The lead lasted just six frantic minutes before Allsop had a howler to gift Matt a headed equaliser. Graham Carey’s diagonal cross was nodded back across the six-yard box by Gregg Wylde, Allsop flapped and Matt capitalised.Then came the biggest flashpoint of the evening as Matt appeared to bump heads with Doyle. No action was taken against the two players, but Portsmouth boss Paul Cook and Plymouth assistant Paul Wootton had to be separated.Referee Oliver Langford decided to send the pair to the stands, with Wootton already an unpopular man in the blue side of Hampshire having played for Southampton.Argyle went ahead for the first time in the 18th minute when Matt produced a spectacular volley which looped over the keeper.Forward Carey almost caught Allsop miles off his line with an audacious 35-yard effort but the strike drifted narrowly wide.Pompey had a sold out Fratton Park on its feet again when Roberts strode through and laid the ball off to McNulty, who dragged his strike just past the post.The hosts came even closer after 38 minutes as Ben Davies’ tackle-turned-shot fell to Kyle Bennett but the winger thrashed a shot against the left-hand upright.At the other end, Carey, a constant thorn in Pompey’s side, curled a free-kick into the side-netting.The hosts regained parity from the penalty spot after a full-pelt McNulty was hauled down by defender Peter Hartley.Roberts, who has been involved with either the play-offs or a promotion for the last seven years, stepped up and smashed the ball into the top-left corner.Livewire McNulty forced McCormick into a smart save when he got in behind, his fierce shot heading for the corner of the net.Davies nearly grabbed a late winner but could not beat the keeper at his near post, before Gareth Evans attempted an overhead kick of his own.The two sides will meet again on Sunday in the second leg for a place at Wembley.last_img read more

first_imgWell-known teacher and poet Geraldine Galligan will give a special reading of her latest poetry collection ‘Limbo’ at An Grianan Theatre this evening.All are welcome to the reading which starts at 7.30pm with all proceeds going to the Letterkenny Stroke and Brain Injury Rehab Unit. WELL-KNOWN POET AND TEACHER TO GIVE SPECIAL READING TONIGHT was last modified: March 19th, 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_imgKillaghtee/Dunkineely/Bruckless Community News: What should I do in an Emergency?You can help by knowing a little bit of First Aid! Simple little things can even save a life!  DCL Three day FETAC level 5 First Aid course. Mon 25th, Tues 26th and Wed 27th May 9.30-5pm. Cost €120. Deposit of €30 to Dunkineely Community Limited offices to secure your place on the cours. ASAP as there are only 2 places left.Interested? Contact Dunkineely Community Limited on 087 3421922 or 074 9737678 or email dunkineelycommunity@gmail.com or just call in and see us (9:30 – 12:30). Prices may reduce slightly if educational funding is obtained.A six week course in either Upcycling (i.e. converting old and waste materials into something new and useful e.g. furniture) or a Follow-on Interior Design Course with Sile Kelly (the most popular of these two would run). If you are interested in any of these, please contact the DCL office on 087 3421922 or 074 9737678 as soon as possible.  Courses will run subject to application for ETB part funding on the Community Education Support Programme.Cllr. Niamh Kennedy will be available for members of the community in DCL office, Dunkineely on Thursday evenings 5:30 – 7:30pm.  Mobile: (087)2062336  Email: niamhkennedy@donegalcoco.ieDunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) –  Has a library of over 500 books from Children’s Literature, Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), Horror, Comedy, Booker-Prize etc.  BorrowTraditional music session on Wednesday at McIntyre’s Bar, Dunkineely at 10pm. All musicians and singers welcome.Recovery from Emotional DistressG.R.O.W. – Gradually, Regaining, Our, Wellbeing! Support and a program for recovery. Weekly Meetings at Niall Mor Centre, Killybegs on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm. Also in the Day Hospital, adjacent to Donegal Hospital on Tuesday evenings at 8:00pm. For further information contact Marian on (086)7856912. All are welcome. Bus Tour Day ExcursionConneely Travel and JIW Tours have organised a one day tour excursion to Arranmore Island for Saturday 23rd May. This is a fun, social bus tour outing, with some gentle strolling. The tour will include a guided bus tour of Arranmore, 3 course meal in Leo’s Tavern, Meenaleck, plus music and dancing. For further info, cost and bookings, please ring Keith Corcoran on 087-9213200.Dunkineely CelticAre having a 5K Walk and Run in aid of club funds on Friday the 22nd May at 7pm. Registration in the Methodist Hall (where the Montessori School is held) from 6pm. €10 for runners and €5 for walkers. DCL OfficePlease feel free to pop into the office any morning Mon-Fri 9.30-12.30 and chat with Michael, use the Internet (20c per half hour),  print or photocopy documents (20c per page) or borrow a book.Car Boot SaleThere will be a car boot sale at Killaghtee on Bank Holiday Monday the 1st of June from 10am.ETB Adult Education ServicesThe following courses for adults may be commencing in Donegal Town in the near future.European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) Monday & Tuesday 9.45am to 1.45pmQQI (FETAC) Level 4 Major Award in Information and Communications Skills. Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9.45am to 1.45pmQQI (FETAC) Level 5 Major Award in Nursing Studies. Thursday & Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm and alternate Wednesday 9.30am – 1.30pm.  (limited places available).QQI (FETAC) Level 5 Major Award in Early Childhood Care & Education. Monday & Tuesday 9.30am to 1.45pm and alternate Wednesday 9.45am to 1.45pm. (limited places available).The courses are part-time and are free of charge to any adult with less than upper second level education / have a social welfare payment / have a medical card.  Courses are accredited by QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) and do not affect existing social welfare entitlements.  For further information and an application form contact: 074 9725520 or email: siobhancoughlan@donegaletb.ieBruckless Cemetery SundayCemetery Sunday will be held on Sunday 26th July at 4:00pm. Parishioners are asked the tidy up their family plots for the occasion. Thank you.Revival IrelandBride Christian Fellowship are hosting a ‘Spring Refreshing Conference’ 25th and 26th May at their premises in Bruckless at 7:30pm. Guest speakers Rev Lee Shipp and Rev David Owens and special guests Simple Faith Quartet. For more information contact Rev Jay Prasad 074925500 or 0871426204.COMMUNITY NOTICE: DCL LAUNCH THREE-DAY FIRST AID COURSE was last modified: May 18th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:CommunityDCLFeaturesNoticeslast_img read more

first_imgMrs Brown’s Boys has been voted number 1 in an online poll conducted by Radio Times. The show, which is a co-production between RTÉ and BBC.The hugely popular sitcom The Office was beaten to the top spot by the hilarious Mrs Browns’s Boys.Donegal based Danny O’Carroll who plays Buster Brady has expressed his delight on Twitter. https://twitter.com/BbMrsbrownsboys/status/767881735380017153Ricky Gervais’ The Office came second in the poll.The triumph of Mrs Brown’s Boys has long puzzled critics. With over 14,000 voters casting their opinions in the poll it sure will get the credit it deserves.Creator and main star of the show Brendan O’Carroll has said the win highlighted the show’s rising popularity in the face of poor reviews. Below is the top 20 British sitcoms since the turn of the century.Mrs Brown’s Boys (started 2011)The Office (2001)Peter Kay’s Car Share (2015)Count Arthur Strong (2013)The IT Crowd (2006)The Thick Of It (2005)Gavin & Stacey (2007)Miranda (2009)Raised By Wolves (2015)Outnumbered (2007)Peep Show (2003)Black Books (2000)Green Wing (2003)The Inbetweeners (2008)Bad Education (2012)Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights (2001)Yonderland (2013)Twenty Twelve/W1A (2011)Benidorm (2007)Detectorists (2014)Buster’s delight as Mrs Brown’s Boys voted best sitcom of 21st century was last modified: August 23rd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:21st centurybest sitcomBusterMrs Brown’s Boyslast_img read more

first_imgA Buncrana man has been accused of false imprisonment, assaulting causing harm and producing an article during a dispute.Letterkenny court.Brian McLaughlin, 21, appeared at Letterkenny District Court and was sent forward for trial at Letterkenny Circuit Court. McLaughlin, of St Oran’s Road, Buncrana, was served with a book of evidence.He was ordered to stay away from the injured party, stay out of Buncrana, remain sober and provide Gardai with a mobile phone number to be contacted on.He is also to stay at 2 Canal Road, Letterkenny.MAN SENT FOR TRIAL ON FALSE IMPRISONMENT CHARGES was last modified: June 23rd, 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:BRIAN MCLAUGHLINbuncranadonegalFalse Imprisonmentlast_img read more

first_imgFour Masters GAA Club NotesNew Jersey’s: Four Masters U14’s would like to thank SKODA DMG Motors Donegal Town for recently sponsoring a new set of jerseys.Four Masters’ Lotto Results: There was no jackpot winner of the Annual Lotto for Week 38. There were two €50 winners. Alan Carbin, C/O O’Dowd, Donnelly & Carbin and Philomena McAllister, Dromlonagher. The numbers drawn were 6, 10, 14, 19. Next weeks jackpot is now standing at €1300. Next draw will be Monday 8th April.  Defib/Sports First Aid: Club members interested in completing Defib/ Sports First aid course should contact Deborah Lacey (087)2199730 as soon as possible. This is an excellent 1 day certified course and open to people who wish to refresh their skills or persons who have never done Defib / Sports First Aid Training previously. Table Quiz: The club are hosting a table quiz in Dom’s Pier One Friday 12th April at 9pm in aid of our underage, football, hurling, Camogie, and Ladies football teams. Entry Fee is €5 per person for a table of four €20 payable on the night. Please come and support.  Renew Subscription: The Club would appeal to persons who are members of the Annual Lotto to pay their subscription to respective sellers or to Assistant Treasurer Paul Timoney 0872791305 as soon as possible. New members are welcome with quarterly, and half- yearly subscriptions now available. It would be a great time to join with a jackpot of €1300 currently on offer. Four Masters G.A.A. Used Clothing Recycling Blue Bin: Please support our club by recycling used clothes at our blue bin at Tirchonaill Gaelic Skills Academy: The Gaelic Skills Academy will commence this Saturday at the Tir Chonaill Park All-Weather pitch at 10am. Training of all the basic skills in Gaelic games will be provided for children aged 4, 5 and 6. This exciting initiative will run for 11 weeks. There is a €6 registration fee and then children merely pay €2 per session. Children who participate will receive a Gaelic ball at the end of the academy.For further information contact Pauric Harvey, 086 052 3905. Grant for Gaeltacht: CLG Dhun na nGall are awarding four grants of €300 to Donegal GAA Club members who complete Gaeltacht Summer courses in 2013. Any Four Masters GAA Club member who is attending the Gaeltacht this summer and wishes to enter this draw, please contact Club Secretary, Deborah Dunnion on 087 9860192, no later than 30thApril. County draw will take place in May.GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 1st, 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:Four Masters club noteslast_img read more