WESTERN BUREAU:Head of the Western Confederation Referee Group, Nakassa Martin, has expressed shock and outrage at the callous reaction by the response of some supporters to the unfortunate injury suffered by referee Raymond Bogle, during Thursday’s Red Stripe Premier League football match between Montego Bay United and Waterhouse.Bogle collapsed in an accidental collision with Waterhouse midfielder Evan Taylor in the second half of their pulsating match at Wespow Park.The FIFA referee, who lost consciousness momentarily, had to be rushed by ambulance to the Cornwall Regional Hospital, where it was revealed he had sustained a broken rib.The match, which ended in a 3-1 victory for MoBay United, was completed by fourth official Danion Parchment, who took over duties in the middle.Bogle’s injury has thrown the role of match officials into the spotlight, as according to Martin, constant and often unwarranted verbal abuse, while commonplace in the sport, must not be confused for partisan support of any team.”There a plenty hazards out there on the field for referees. He is the most hated man at a football game, even though his job is perhaps the most significant,” noted Martin.”As a referee, charged with being fair, holding no personal bias one way or the other in the officiating of whichever match he or she is assigned to, we work under very stressful and oftentimes violent conditions,” added Martin.Injuries to referees while conducting their assignment, he said, does happen, but reasoned that the way it is treated cannot be ignored.The reluctance of the Wespow management to have the waiting ambulance traverse a section of the playing surface, while being standard, cannot be at the expense of a life, argued Martin.”A life, any life, is far more important than anything else. Bogle could have died right. I gather he lost consciousness for a while and had to be rushed across the expanse of the field. I think sometimes we could be a little more caring,” reasoned Martin.Moments before the incident, Bogle was bundled over when a clearance out of defence by an MBU defender struck him. That brought some laughter from spectators, but the more severe injury he suffered did not change their outlook.”It goes to show how little regard referees do get while on the job. We are not expecting an easy ride, but respect and knowledge of the game on the supporters’ part must be addressed. Referees are humans too,” declared Martin.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. University of Santo Tomas is on the brink of elimination with its league-worst 2-7 record, no thanks to a miserable five-game losing skid that started in the first round of the tournament.Rondina, who seems to be UST’s lone saving grace, was reduced to tears after yet another disappointing 25-21, 25-21, 25-23 loss to Far Eastern U on Wednesday, but her frustrations go beyond her performance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkREAD: UAAP Volleyball: FEU pushes UST to brink of elimination with 3-set win“Frustrated? I’m frustrated at our record . I’m also frustrated then our coaches have fought for us, but it seems we can’t fight for them with what we are showing on the court,” said Rondina in Filipino. “It was a nice game, we fought back but we still don’t have the ability to win in the end-game,” said Rondina.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Pons gets vindication in UST win after futile showing against Ateneo Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil It’s been a while since Cherry Rondina displayed that energetic joyous aura in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters MOST READ Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In their seventh defeat, Rondina finished with just 11 points, which is half of what she averaged prior to facing FEU.The usually jolly and vocal Rondina, though, has tried to keep her dissatisfaction to herself as she wants the other players to have their say on UST’s predicament.“I always tell them what I think about what’s happening with us, but there are times when I just keep quiet so they can also express what they feel,” said Rondina. “I need time to think because it’s not good if I’m the only one talking.”“Of course it’s always better to hear the side of my teammates and then I’ll give my side.”Although UST managed to keep it close until the final two points, with Rondina tying the third set at 23-23 after the Golden Tigresses were down 22-17, FEU still had the final laugh after Bernadeth Pons and Czarina Grace Carandang lifted the Lady Tamaraws in crunch time.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown
A lot of the educational development in Liberian schools have one way or another been facilitated by the use of technology. Whether it is from downloading files from online for future references, searching for useful classroom material, nursery rhymes or searching for just the weather, mobile phones/tablets have become the educational tool.A handful of schools, including the More Than Me (MTM) Academy, are excited about using information and communication technology (ICT) devices such as tablets for use in teaching and learning.Such technology in the Liberian educational system gives pupils access to learning material, workbooks, and other subject matter from the Liberian Curriculum.The Liberian government has an open-source version of the Liberian Curriculum that can be placed on tablets, providing a “learning pace” for students who can’t afford to go to school.MTM has used the Skype Class before, using teachers in America to teach girls in their classrooms in Liberia. There were of course some challenges, including the language barrier and the quality of Internet connection both of which hindered a smooth learning process. “Both countries speak English. The children over here can understand the teachers, but when it comes to our English, the people there can’t understand it,” Sam Herring shared.The Academy intends to use the technology once more this school year and they’re in search of great educators abroad that want to teach their students through Skype.Herring, who is MTM’s Special Projects Manager, says having technology such as tablets can cater to the learning environment for each specific child in the classrooms.“Imagine having a classroom of students where only one or two are picking up. Instead of dividing them, the tablets will allow the teacher to focus on that child directly instead of pointing him/her out to their classmates as being behind. The child can learn at his/her own pace with a tablet,” he explained.Considering the fact that having such technology devices can be very expensive, More Than Me believe when it comes to education and empowering people, there should not be a price. “Without education, Liberia will never change. If you can give a child a basic and primary k-12 grade education, you can make them productive and a functional part of society,” he stated.Meanwhile, MTM says the purpose of using technology in Liberia is to customize the learning system rather then change the Liberian curriculum.‘With the tablets its more then just Internet service, we are looking to get them into every school we might partner with. We’re not looking to put together a different curriculum from what the government already has. Rather, we’re finding ways to supplement it and add things to it that will enhance the learning environment,” he added.Technology in the Liberian schools will connect students to what every student around the world has and that’s information.“It will happen with every government school that we will work with in the future,” he says.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
– says efforts should be taken to defend coastal region nowIn light of the recent overtopping caused by abnormally high tides, the topic of relocating Guyana’s coastal populace to higher grounds has reignited but Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said it is unrealistic to do so now and instead, it will have to be done gradually.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo“It’s unrealistic to expect people to move [now]. So I see the move as a gradual one, people going to high ground but we can’t give up our productive assets on the coast. We have to defend them and we can defend them if we work smart and find smart solutions,” he contended.According to Jagdeo at his recent press conference, a lot of the country’s infrastructure and fertile lands are along its coastline.“Over time that could happen. We can’t pick ourselves up and go and that is why, in Georgetown, you need to focus on better drainage,” he posited.Jagdeo, a former President, pointed out that concrete drains need to be built across the country, particularly in the capital city. He suggested that revenues from the impending oil and gas sector can be used to do this.“That’s what we have to do, concrete drains in the city so you can clean the drains quickly, you can have better management of water, more pumping capability,” he noted.The Opposition Leader went on to give an example, saying that South Georgetown always floods so the level of the road there needs to be raised and concrete drains built.Floods in coastal communities caused by abnormally high tides two weeks agoAnother area he said needs to be looked at is better pumping systems in farming communities so that water can be better managed. Holland, he added, did that for centuries.“So we can’t move our people out and remember some of our most fertile lands are on the coast so you can’t give up on them and go all the way up to Coverden and [say], you know, ‘let’s give it up’,” the Opposition Leader stressed.Instead, Jagdeo posited that the country may need to look at reclaiming land offshore to build some resilient infrastructure. This, he said, has been done by a lot of countries.Nevertheless, with regards to moving to higher lands, the Opposition Leader posited that much needs to be done in order to get people to move.On this note, the Opposition Leader said that should his party – People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) – win the upcoming General and Regional Elections in March next year then they will build infrastructures to develop those higher locations so that people will want to move from the coast.“[We will build a] four-lane road going to the [Soesdyke-Linden] Highway that brings you down from the Highway into Georgetown in 20 minutes because you don’t have houses along the highway, you have feeder roads coming in. That will allow people to go and live up the highway because if they have good water, school and they can get into the city in 20 minutes to work and they can drive in, then they will move up naturally,” he asserted.Furthermore, with climate change already affecting several things such as rain pattern and sea levels and also stretching traditional infrastructure, Jagdeo said Guyana needs to prepare for this.The former President had won the United Nation’s Champion of the Earth Award back in 2010 for his role in preserving the forest to combat climate change. He had initiated the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) which saw Guyana being paid for preserving its forests.To this end, Jagdeo explained that part of their plan is to expand the LCDS initiative by using the resources earned from the sale of forest carbon to do a number of things. Among those is to build climate-resilient infrastructure.Pointing to the Hope Canal, Jagdeo said that the infrastructure which is located along the upper East Coast of Demerara is an excellent option for flood control and/or water management.“Since the canal was built we did not have a major flood in the Mahaica-Mahaicony-Abary area caused by blowing the water into the Mahaica River [from the Conservancy Dam]… We would lose sometimes up to US$20 million in a year [while we were in office] but we spent about US$16 million to build the Hope Canal but that effectively stop the flood at the back there,” he recalled.According to Jagdeo, the previous PPP Administration had a multimillion mangrove project to repopulate the coastline as a frontier. He noted that in tsunami-affected countries, the least affected areas were those with mangroves.“We did researches… So we had an entire plan to focus on all of these areas. We didn’t have the money but at least we had the plan,” he posited.Two weekends ago, several communities along Guyana’s coastline were inundated from the unprecedented high tides, which lasted days. Villages in Regions Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), Four (Demerara-Mahaica), Five (Mahaica-Berbice) and Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) were affected by the high water.While some of those affected residents are now trying to get back to their lives and others are still grappling with floodwaters, there is yet another bout of high tides expected later this month.In anticipation of the October 26 high water, the Public Infrastructure Minister in collaboration with the other stakeholder agencies are currently undertaking emergency works to minimise the potential impact from the impending high tides.Close to 80 per cent of Guyana’s population live in its low-lying coastal regions, portions of which sit from 19.7 inches (0.5 metre) to 39.4 inches (1 metre) below sea level.This is a worrying factor since a recent report from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) revealed that global warming is accelerating melting in glaciers and ice sheets from Greenland to Antarctica, and that sea levels will likely rise more than previously projected by the end of this century if carbon emissions continue to increase.According to the report, many of the 680 million people around the world living in low-lying coastal areas will experience annual flooding events by 2050 that used to occur only once a century.
…accuses vocal NTC members of disrespecting President’s Office…says leaders are too demanding, refusing to toe the political lineBy Samuel SukhnandanThe Government of Guyana on Wednesday accused the country’s independent National Toshaos Council (NTC) of disrespecting President David Granger as it launched a scathing attack on several vocal Indigenous representatives who were not towing the line but exposing serious malpractices of the current A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change Government.In a scathing attack on the NTC and its Vice President, Lennox Shuman, the Indigenous People’s Affairs Ministry on Wednesday accused the Council of beingPresident David Grangerconfrontational, demanding and disrespectful in their writings to President David Granger.The Ministry said it has observed a trend of public posturing by NTC executives and Shuman in particular, stating that the NTC executive has so far not distanced itself from what they described as rather divisive, disingenuous and sometimes incoherent statements being made by these officials.“Simultaneous with calls for meetings with His Excellency President David Granger, Lennox Shuman, and Vice Chairman of the NTC issued a call for mass public protest against the Government by our Indigenous citizenry. The Ministry will allow the Guyanese public to judge Shuman’s intentions,” a statement said.Further to that, the Ministry said it is aware of countless complaints of alleged disrespectful and inhumane treatment of the residents of St Cuthbert’s Mission by Shuman.“The horrifying stories told by residents of this 129-year-old village of proud, mostly Lokonos, range from threats of dispossessing them of lands for disobeying Shuman to referring to residents as “refugees” as well as forcibly expelling churchIndigenous People’s Affairs Minister Sydney Allicockleaders from the village,” it claimed.According to the statement, residents paint a picture of Shuman being a “leviathan Toshoa.” This, the Ministry said, is inconsistent with known and revered traditional leadership, love and respect for others. The Ministry described the NTC Vice Chairman as a “failed leader” who is now being rejected by his village.“The Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs rejects the Shuman-led attack against Guyana’s Indigenous Peoples. The Ministry believes that the upcoming village elections provide a vehicle for the resolution of all of these issues by the people themselves…,” it added.Now that the current NTC executive is nearing the end of its three-year term in office, the Ministry reminded that the Council is yet to explain to its membership and the Ministry why it continues to resist the legislative obligation of accounting for the finances placed at its disposal.“This current NTC executive has never ceased to condemn the $16 million subvention provided it by Government… It is a statutory obligation of the NTC’sNTC Vice Chairman Lenox Shumanexecutive committee to prepare and present ‘annual reports’ of its financial operations, a requirement which it has never satisfied,” it explained.Meanwhile, the Ministry also accused the Chairman and Vice Chairman for not addressed ‘opposition political interference’ into the affairs of the NTC. While claiming that it was not unexpected, the Ministry said it remains clear that the ill effects of political domination will take some more time to undo.When contacted for a comment on Wednesday, Shuman said he was in his village and could not comment on the matter unless he reads the statement in its entirety. The NTC Vice Chairman said he would also like to be given sometime to ‘digest’ what was written about him. He said he may respond Friday.
2 Silver medals in Kata and Weapons Kata Amy Gobin Paul Ignatius Anthony Das Cyril Results Sensei Bobb has continued to have a successful 2019 as his team of students have continued to register impressive wins for the year. In the recently-concluded fourth Annual Guyana South America Undiscovered martial arts championships, a total of 30 competitors comprising members of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and the Harpy Eagle Martial Arts Club attended. The GPF was part of the Guyanese contingent that walked away with a total of 66 gold, 72 silver and 33 bronze medals. This means the GPF and the Harpy Eagle Martial Arts Academy have bagged more than 50 medals in the past few months.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Photo: karatePhoto caption: Successful members of the competition originating from both the GPF and Harpy Eagle Gold in Weapons KataSilver in Team Kata Gold in KataSilver in Team Kata Adrian Vossay Name Gold in KataSilver in sparring R/C Joshua Silver in Team KataGold in Kata 2 Gold medals in Kata and sparring Gold in Kata Jimmy (one name only) Members of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) karate team joined in efforts with the Harpy Eagle Martial Arts Club championship as they battled for supremacy at the New Diamond Primary School over the weekend.Successful members of the competition originating from both the GPF and Harpy EagleThe competition saw the teams walking away with a total of seven gold medals and six silver medals. According to Sensei Troy Bobb, an instructor at both the GPF and Harpy Eagle, he is extremely happy with the results, which have always been good, as every year there is an increase in the number of participants. Bobb declared he was very proud of the GPF, who continues to improve in their every outing.The results were as follow: Jamaul George
LETTERKENNY LADIES GOLF NEWSMena Breslin was in top form during Open Week, winning Golfer of Open Week.How did she do it? She was 2nd in the Donegal Sport’s, Con Boyce Open with 37pts. There were three 9 Hole qualifying competitions. Monday’s 9 Nine Hole was won by Mena with 33net, 2nd was Bridget Mc Clafferty, 37net and 3rd was Kate Gallagher, 39net. The 9 Hole on Wed. 18th June was won by Marian O’ Sullivan, 20pts BOT, 2nd Angela Bradley 20pts and 3rd was Maureen Sweeney.Catherine Ryan won the final 9 Hole competition on Friday 20th June. Congratulations to all the winners. The Teams continue to perform well, producing the right shots at the right moments to secure victory.The Challenge Team ; Margo Birmingham , Triona Daly, Maureen Haran, Anne Flannery and Sarah Buchanan travelled to Mahee Island on the shores of Strangford Lough and came home with 2 matches. The return leg at home is on Thursday 2nd July at 2pm.Good Luck to the team.The Junior Cup, Marian O’Sullivan,(capt.), Mary Murray, Angela Bradley, Cynthia Furey and Tracy Spence secured the necessary 3 matches to qualify for the quarter finals of the Ulster District Junior Cup. A victory against their next opposition Narin and Portnoo would secure a semi-final place. The Intermediate Team are playing Enniskillen in their quarter final place, details yet to be announced.The Breast Care Open was played last Thursday and while the weather was slighty damp, it did not deter 10 handicapper , Angela Bradley getting 40 Pts! Runner Up – Anne Flannery, 37 Pts. 3rd Celine Bradley 36 Pts. 4th Marian O’ Sullivan 35pts. Visitor prize; Lady Capt., Sarah Nicholl, Portsalon ,32pts. F9, Eileen Daly 21 Pts & B 9, Patricia McLaughlin 17pts. Senior lady prize was won by Maureen Sweeney 30pts & 36 hcp Sarah Buchanan, 28pts. The only 2 of the competition was won by the winner on the 16th. Thanks to all the ladies who support this competition, either by playing or giving donations and to the ladies who year in year out sponsor it.Last Tuesday’s competition was sponsored by Rebecca Hair Creations, High rd, Letterkenny. Lady Golfer of Open Week , Mena Breslin , won with a great score of 44pts losing 4 shots for the great win. In her speech, she said she exchanged her 7 iron for a 5 wood on the fairway! The 3 wood is yet to come! The comp. sec. Karen Mc Glinchey was 2nd with 42 pts and Celine Bradley (Mena’s sister, who prompted the 5 wood )came 3rd with 41 pts. . F9, Pauline Curley 20pts & the B9,Patricia McLaughlin 21. Bridget McClafferty won senior lady with 37pts & Eleanor O’Carroll 36hcp., with 30pts.. The Handicap Sec. Karen Crawford has been very happy giving many ladies a handicap cut, making the upcoming majors very interesting competitions and all to play for on the fairways of Barnhill!The draw for Mr Captain, Tom Mc Donagh’s Prize to the Ladies is on the board in the Locker Room. There will be new weekend competitions for July and August with 2 cards over 13 Holes to count on Fri. Sat and Sun., excluding major weekends.Good luck to the Daily Mail Foursome of Tracy Spence and Cynthia Furey who play at home on Sunday against Enniscrone. GOLF NEWS: MENA BRESLIN WINS GOLFER OF THE WEEK AT BARNHILL 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:BarnhillgolfletterkennyNoticesSport
Packie Bonner has told Roy Keane he has to take the Celtic job, if it’s offered to him, but believes the job may be a year too soon for the former Sunderland and Ipswich Town manager. Packie Bonner says Roy Keane has to take the Celtic job if it’s offered to him.Keane, is currently the assistant manager to Martin O’Neil with the Republic of Ireland international side.However, speculation has linked Keane heavily to the vacant managerial position at Celtic following Neil Lennon’s departure from the club. Burtonport native Bonner, says if he’s offered the job, he can’t turn it down, as he may never get the opportunity again, but does feel it may be a year too early.Bonner said, “I think it’s a year too early for him but in saying that, if the job comes up at Celtic, I don’t think he could knock it back.“Especially if you’re a No 2 – if you were in the job as a No 1 then you might have a doubt.“I’m not surprised that they’re speaking to him, and I’m sure he has a good relationship with Dermot Desmond, who’ll call the shots probably in this one. “I think it’s a stepping stone for Roy to become the main man again as a manager.Celtic chief executive Peter Lawell confirmed they are interested in appointing Roy Keane as their newest manager.Many Celtic fans have welcomed the move, and are keen to see the inspirational former Manchester United and Celtic star return to Parkhead. PACKIE BONNER – “CELTIC JOB IS A YEAR TOO SOON FOR KEANE” was last modified: June 2nd, 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:Home-page Sportnews
Healthwise Pharmacies have teamed up with BaByliss to bring their full range of premium products, at discounted prices, to the heart of communities in Donegal. All Healthwise pharmacies now stock the BaByliss brilliant shine brush, reduced from RRP 39.99 to a special Healthwise price of 32.99.This revolutionary new brush fights static to produce silky smooth hair and is this years must have accessory as featured on multiple reviews in beauty magazines, Xpose etc. http://www.reallyree.com/2014/06/babyliss-brilliant-shine-ionic-brush-review.htmlHealthwise also have stocks and special prices on the ever popular Curl Secret @ 139.99 , which does the opposite and delivers salon quality curls from home.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FJOsTg6D_wHealthwise also have half price deals on a range of professional Hair Straightners , curlers and extra powerful hair dryers. Director James Cassidy told Donegal Daily, “We are delighted to be partnered with this prestigious company, and to offer special prices and access to the full range of BaByliss premium products in the heart of our own communities.“As always we aim to provide local access to premium products, while making sure we offer better value than competitors in larger urban centres. HEALTHWISE PHARMACIES TEAM UP WITH BABYLISS FOR SPECIAL OFFERS THIS CHRISTMAS was last modified: December 17th, 2014 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:BusinessFeaturesHealthwise Pharmaciesnews
The National Commission for Women (NCW) has said that athlete Pinki Pramanik was treated in an “unjustified manner” and it will send a team to West Bengal to meet the Asian Games gold medallist accused of being a male and committing rape.”We are planning to send a team from NCW to West Bengal soon, who will go and visit Pinki and talk to her and find out what’s true and what’s not and what is her current condition,” NCW chairperson Mamta Sharma told reporters here on the sidelines of a programme.Pinki was on Wednesday freed after 26 days in judicial custody for allegedly raping her live-in partner, a divorcee and a mother of one. She has alleged harassment in custody and said everything was “pre-planned” and that she was “framed”.”She (Pinki) has been treated in a very unjustified manner. She has brought pride to our country. Whatever ill-treatment she has gone through, be it in the prison, or by the policemen… the government did not pay any attention to it and I think it is very wrong on everyone’s part,” Sharma said.Hailing from Tilakdi in Purulia district West Bengal, Pinki retired from athletics three years ago. She won the gold in the 4×400 metres relay at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha in Qatar and a silver at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games the same year.