Texila University President pays courtesy call on Minister Cummings

first_imgTexila American University President Saju Bhaskar and Vice Chancellor, Dr Arulsamy Anand paid a courtesy call on Minister within the Public Health Ministry,From left: Texila American University Vice Chancellor, Dr Arulsamy Anand; Minister within the Public Health Ministry, Dr Karen Cummings; Texila American University President Saju Bhaskar and the Minister’s Personal Assistant, Richard FrancoisDr Karen Cummings on Thursday.Bhashkar and Anand discussed their initiative to provide a public health training programme for doctors at the New Amsterdam and West Demerara Regional Hospitals.The two representatives expressed gratitude to the Government for the support they are receiving at the Texila American University in Guyana.last_img

Clinical Tallawahs thump Stars by 6 wickets

first_imgHero Caribbean Premier League 2018……take on Patriots tonightAfter Andre Russell’s miraculous one-man show to see off the Trinbago Knight Riders it was far more of a team effort as Jamaica Tallawahs secured a second Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) victory of the season with a six-wicket success over St Lucia Stars, whose long wait for a win goes on.Jamaica Tallawahs are undefeated after two games heading into tonight’s clash with the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots on top of the points tableThe Stars gave themselves a chance of snapping what is now a 14-match winless streak with a solid batting display. Contributions throughout the order, headed by a 33-ball 43 from opener Andre Fletcher, lifted them to 175 all out – well above the 158 average first-innings Hero CPL score on this ground despite three-wicket hauls for man-of-the-match Adam Zampa and Oshane Thomas.But it wasn’t quite enough. Tallawahs keeper-batsman Glenn Phillips smashed six Hero Maximums in his 58 off 40, with an opening stand worth 81 inside eight overs with Johnson Charles (31 off 20) to break the back of the chase. Despite some stumbles, Jamaica always looked favourites to get home from there on.Man of the match, Adam Zampa spun webs around the Stars batsmen to finish with 3/27Phillips had already hit two sixes when he really injected some pace into the Tallawahs’ run-chase in the final over of the Power Play, launching successive deliveries from leg-spinner Qais Ahmad over the leg-side ropes before crunching the very next ball through square-leg for four more.Obed McCoy applied some pressure, conceding just a single from his first over, but normal service appeared to have resumed when Phillips again cleared the ropes off Hodge. But McCoy struck in his second over, ably assisted by a smart low catch from Kesrick Williams at third-man as Phillips looked to uppercut a short ball into the stands.Andre McCarthy and Rovman Powell continued the charge, though, with both men clearing the ropes within the first eight balls of their partnership. Every time it looked like the Stars might be able to get back in the game, the Tallawahs had the answer.McCarthy lost all momentum to his innings, and the Stars were dreaming of victory once more when the required rate crept up to 10 an over from the last five when McCarthy fell for 20 to a superb catch from Pollard in the deep. The grateful bowler McClenaghan roared in delight, but within four balls all the momentum was back with the Tallawahs as Powell dispatched McCoy for a six and two fours.With 19 runs altogether coming from what would prove a pivotal 16th over, the target was suddenly a far more comfortable 32 from 24. Powell hit four sixes in all in his unbeaten 43 from 23, but there was still one more nervy moment to survive after Russell holed out early.A target of 13 from 15 balls became eight from the final over as Ross Taylor struggled to get bat on ball. With just one run coming from the first two balls of Pollard’s final over, the Stars again had a sniff. Again it proved illusory as Taylor smeared a six over square-leg to bring the scores level before scrambling a single to complete the victory.David Warner failed once again and now has 27 runs from three inningsEarlier, David Warner’s lean run for the Stars continued when he dragged a full, wide one from Thomas into his stumps from way outside off for just 7, but Fletcher and Lendl Simmons picked up the baton.Fletcher clipped Santokie effortlessly off his pads for six over square-leg before taking Thomas for back-to-back fours. Fletcher was handed a life when McCarthy put down the simplest of chances at square-leg.Simmons was a spectator through that drama but then struck a six and a four from Imad Wasim’s first over of the night.Russell brought himself on but couldn’t halt the charge. Simmons picked up six over long-off before Fletcher found the square-leg boundary as the score raced to 54/1 after the Power Play.The boundaries continued to flow, with Fletcher levering Imad over wide long-on for another Hero Maximum as the 50 partnership came up in 32 balls, but Simmons perished soon after as he carved Russell to Johnson Charles at deep point.Australia leg-spinner Zampa turned things the Tallawahs’ way with two wickets in his second over. Fletcher fell short of a half-century on 43, holing out to Russell at long-off, before Mark Chapman was completely bamboozled and bowled by a pitch-perfect googly first ball.With the score now 89/4 and over half the innings gone, a promising start was in danger of being squandered as seasoned all-rounders Pollard and Sammy took on the task of getting the Stars to a decent total.Both made starts but both fell in similar circumstances after miscuing attempted big hits to Ross Taylor on the edge of the ring on the off-side. Pollard was the first to go for 26 from 22 to hand Zampa his third wicket of the night, while Sammy did clear the ropes three times in his 24-ball 36 before becoming Thomas’ second victim.McClenaghan fell in bizarre circumstances to the very next ball, bowled attempting to ramp a high full-toss that cannoned into the top of off stump. Kavem Hodge hit his first two balls for four and Ahmad launched a huge six onto the roof before becoming Krishmar Santokie’s first victim.Hodge’s late cameo continued as he top-edged a pull over Phillips for four to end the 19th over before smearing a flat six over midwicket in the final over. His eight-ball blast brought 21 runs to boost the final total.Still, though, the Stars came up short. They will have home advantage when they next aim for that elusive victory against the Knight Riders in two days’ time.last_img read more

Arsenal need to give Ozil more time, club legend tells talkSPORT

first_imgArsenal legend Ray Parlour has urged the Gunners to give under-fire attacker Mesut Ozil more time, following the German’s lacklusture showing against Manchester City.The former Real Madrid player looked off-the-pace once again, as Arsenal drew 2-2 with reigning champions at the Emirates on Saturday.And his lackadaisical performances have led many to call for boss Arsene Wenger to drop him ahead of the Gunners’ Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund this week.But Parlour believes they need to show a little patience, insisting that the World Cup winner will come good soon.“He’s not been top class at the moment, but you’ve got to give him a bit of time,” Parlour told the Weekend Sports Breakfast.“I’m not sure how much time you give him though. Certainly he’s got a lot of competition behind him, people like [Santi] Cazorla, [Alex] Oxlade-Chamberlain and [Mikel] Arteta – lots of midfielders.“I just hope he can find that bit of form, get that goal and confidence, and get back to the player he was. It is tough though when people come to a different league and don’t settle quick.”There appeared to be no concerns over Jack Wilshere though, who continued his strong start to the season with a dazzling performance against City.Wilshere had come in for some heavy criticism over the summer months, but Parlour believes that the England man is finally answering his detractors.“[Jack] Wilshere was excellent. Everytime he was on the ball it look like something was going to happen. People say he’s got to do that on a consistent basis and I agree.“If you’re going to be a top class player then you’ve got to do it week in, week out. He’s getting better every game he plays.”last_img read more

Newcastle transfer news: Star man on AC Milan’s January wish-list

first_img Moussa Sissoko AC Milan are planning to swoop for Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko in January.The Rossoneri have made a woeful start to life under Sinisa Mihajlovic, taking just nine points from their opening seven league games.Attention is already being turned to securing reinforcements in the January market and Calciomercato are reporting that Sissoko is at the top of Milan’s wish-list.The Frenchman has recently admitted he is keen on playing in the Champions League, something Milan cannot offer him this season, but it is thought he would still be open to a move to the Italian giants.Arsenal and Liverpool are apparently keeping track of Sissoko’s situation at Newcastle, too, but the Toon club would prefer their star midfielder to move abroad if they decided to sell him. 1last_img read more

Man United fans believe Woodward is waiting for this to happen before sacking LVG

first_img Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho 1 *UPDATE: JOSE MOURINHO SACKED BY CHELSEA*With Chelsea locked in a relegation battle and Manchester United’s uninspiring style of play resulting in an early Champions League exit, Jose Mourinho and Louis van Gaal are facing uncertainty over their futures in the Premier League.The English juggernauts have hugely underwhelmed on the field, with suggestions that there are issues behind the scenes at each club.But rather than simply discuss the prospect of Mourinho and Van Gaal getting sacked, supporters have queried whether the script is written for one to replace the other.Some even believe that reports of both managers losing the dressing room simultaneously can surely be no coincidence.READ THE LATEST REPORTS ON THE CONTENDERS TO REPLACE MOURINHOHave a read below of what Manchester United supporters think of Mourinho and Van Gaal’s current situation…last_img read more


first_imgMinister of State for the Gaeltacht, Joe McHugh T.D has sanctioned a grant of €740,000 in total for Muintearas and Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne for the 2014/2015 school year to run the Irish-Language Assistants Scheme.He said €243,000 of the money has been allocated to Co Donegal schools.“This is another significant step in the implementation of the Family Language Support Programme,” said the Minister of State. “When that Programme was launched in April 2012, reference was made to the importance of an amended approach to the practical support of Gaeltacht families who are raising their children through Irish or who wish to do so.“The grant announced today will enable the two organisations that administer the Irish-Language Assistants Scheme to continue to actively support the preservation and strengthening of the Irish language in the Gaeltacht.”The Minister of State said he was pleased that the Department has expanded this scheme in recent years. “When the scheme began, the assistants focussed on those who didn’t have any Irish but now, children who already speak the language are being helped to enhance it. The scheme influences the language habits of students and ensures that Irish is used as the main language of communication, not just in the classroom but in the schoolyard as well”, said the Minister of State.gaeilge €740,000 ceadaithe ag an Aire Stáit do Ghnóthaí Gaeltachta, Joe McHugh T.D., chun Scéim na gCúntóirí Teanga a reáchtáil in 2014/15.D’fhógair an tAire Stáit do Ghnóthaí Gaeltachta, Joe McHugh T.D., inniu go bhfuil deontas, ar fiú €740,000 in iomlán é, ceadaithe aige do Mhuintearas agus d’Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne chun cur ar a gcumas Scéim na gCúntóirí Teanga a reáchtáil don scoilbhliain 2014/2015.“Is céim shuntasach eile é seo i bhfeidhmiú an Chláir Tacaíochta Teaghlaigh,” a dúirt an tAire Stáit.  “Nuair a seoladh an Clár sin i mí Aibreáin 2012, tagraíodh don tábhacht a bhí le cur chuige leasaithe chun tacú go praiticiúil le teaghlaigh Ghaeltachta a bhfuil a bpáistí á dtógáil acu le Gaeilge nó a dteastaíonn uathu a bpáistí a thógáil le Gaeilge. Mar gheall ar an gcúnamh atá á fhógairt inniu, beidh ar chumas an dá eagraíocht a riarann Scéim na gCúntóirí Teanga leanúint orthu ag tacú go gníomhach le caomhnú agus neartú na Gaeilge sa Ghaeltacht.”Dúirt an tAire Stáit gur cúis sásaimh dó é go bhfuil an Roinn tar éis cur leis an scéim seo le blianta beaga anuas.  “Nuair a cuireadh tús leis an scéim, bhí na cúntóirí ag díriú orthu siúd nach raibh an Ghaeilge ar a dtoil acu ach anois, cuidítear fosta le páistí a bhfuil an teanga acu cheana féin í a shaibhriú. Imríonn an scéim tionchar ar nósmhaireacht teanga na scoláirí agus cinntíonn sí go mbíonn an Ghaeilge in úsáid mar ghnáth-theanga chumarsáide, ní hamháin sa seomra ranga ach i gclós na scoile fosta,” a dúirt an tAire Stáit . McHUGH ANNOUNCES MAJOR FUNDING TO BOOST IRISH IN DONEGAL SCHOOLS was last modified: September 12th, 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)last_img read more


first_imgMinister Joan Burton ruled out any commitment to restore Jobseekers’ for those under 26, following a Dail question by Deputy Thomas Pringle on youth unemployment.Deputy PringleThe Minister stated that any change to the reduced rates of jobseeker’s allowance for people under 26 would involve a significant cost and as such is a matter for Government to consider in a budgetary context.Reduced Jobseekers’ rates for those under 26 years of age were first introduced in 2009 and further extended in 2014 by the current Government. Reacting to the news, Deputy Pringle said ‘There are currently around 2,400 young people unemployed in Donegal and that hasn’t changed much over the past year since the reduced rate was introduced. That’s unacceptably high after five years of the Government’s term in office’ says Pringle.‘The reduced Jobseekers’ rate and the string of job activation measures were meant to target youth unemployment but failed to acknowledge the reality for young jobseekers. They fail to consider the double disadvantage for young jobseekers in Donegal: less available jobs and higher costs associated with upskilling such as travel and expenses.’‘It’s a common complaint I hear from parents in Donegal who struggle to financially support their children who are unable to find jobs even years after they’ve graduated from college.‘It’s time that Donegal got a targeted response from the Government to its stubbornly high youth unemployment rate especially now that the Government failed to deliver on its Youth Guarantee promise in this year’s Budget.” ‘NO END IN SIGHT FOR DONEGAL’S YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT RATE’ – PRINGLE was last modified: November 23rd, 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

Celtic ‘a joy to watch’ as they beat Rosenborg in Champions League qualifier

first_img Arsenal fans are in for a treat when Tierney gets into stride, Brown says Celtic fans have cost club over €500,000 – ‘They’re an embarrassment’, says McCoist Odsonne Edouard scored twice for Celtic 1 Rangers slip up at Aberdeen as Celtic go two points clear in Scottish Premiership Celtic news Big Sam makes ‘Allardicio’ Man United claim, says anyone can win with Celtic do it Forster heroics as ten-man Celtic stun dominant Rangers to win League Cup Old Firm Rangers vs Celtic: Kick-off time, how to watch for free and team news cup final ultras center_img ‘Rangers must deliver’ – Celtic hero warns Gerrard and slams ‘serial loser’ Tavernier Rodgers, whose side edged past Rosenborg 1-0 on aggregate last season in qualifying, said: “It was a real demonstration of maturity and staying calm under that pressure and at the end of the game we could have had five or six goals.“I sat here last year at 0-0 and was happy but felt we could have been better but tonight I sit in a much better place, with how we played, with a two-goal advantage but we know it is going to be another tough game for us over there.“The team is maturing and evolving all the time at this stage of the season but for me it was a joy to watch this evening.“Not just all the good stuff, dealing with the adversity during the game, that is a part of it.“It is not always clean and pure and scoring five and six goals, you judge your team as well when they are down and they were absolutely fantastic and showed that mentality to win the game well.” rival joy On 20-year-old Edouard, bought for a reported club-record fee of £9million from Paris St Germain in the summer after a successful loan spell last season, the manager said: “He is a class player. He has shown that from the first day he walked into the building.“The first goal looked so simple but you see his movement to create the space and he just passed it in.“The second goal, he times his run perfectly and a mark of the top striker, to have that confidence on the big occasion, to show that calmness under pressure, was brilliant.”Rini Coolen, installed as Rosenborg interim boss last week after the Norwegian club controversially sacked their manager Kare Ingebrigsten, admitted Celtic were superior but refused to concede the tie.He said: “Celtic were the better team and deserved to win, no doubt about that. We will not give up.“It will be very difficult, very tough. Celtic are at a different level but that doesn’t mean a team wins.“We are at home and play in front of our home crowd which will help us a lot so we will not give up and you never know.” Brendan Rodgers described Celtic as “joy to watch” after watching his side come from behind to beat Rosenborg 3-1 in the first-leg of their Champions League second qualifying round.The Norwegian champions took the lead in the 15th minute through defender Birger Meling at Celtic Park.However, the home side rolled up their sleeves and goals from striker Odsonne Edouard and fellow Frenchman Olivier Ntcham either side of the break put them ahead before Edouard stretched that lead with a well-taken goal in the 75th minute. NAME GAME CONFIRMED GOT IT ALL round-up Man United, Arsenal, Wolves, Rangers and Celtic discover Europa League opponents last_img read more

Tuchel reveals why he didn’t replace Wenger at Arsenal

first_img“I don’t know if I was ever meant to be his successor or not. I didn’t think about it because there was no question in the situation I was.”Tuchel, 44, has signed a two-year deal with the Parisian club and will take charge of the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Gianluigi Buffon next season.While he did not replace Wenger in the dugout at Arsenal, Tuchel does feel as though the former Gunners boss is not yet finished in football management.“He will keep on coaching,” Tuchel added. NEW ERA How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Tuchel’s tactical approach at Borussia Dortmund always saw him linked as a potential successor to Wenger in north London, but the Frenchman’s announcement came on 20 April by which time Tuchel had already been lined up to take charge of PSG, replacing Unai Emery – the man who would then succeed Wenger at the Emirates Stadium.Ahead of the International Champions Cup clash between PSG and Arsenal in Singapore on Saturday, the German said he was already committed to the Ligue 1 champions.“To be honest I made my decision before Arsene Wenger made his decision,” he said at a pre-match press conference.“I never got in touch and I made the decision to move to Paris before Wenger took the decision to resign. who plays? Tuchel takes charge of a PSG training session ahead of the match against Arsenal Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes ALTERED possible standings Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener smart causal Wenger was given a heroes farewell in his last game in charge of Arsenal – a 1-0 victory over Huddersfield How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade gameday LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 2 highlights Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel has dismissed suggestions he was in the running to replacing Arsene Wenger as the new Arsenal manager.Wenger announced he was leaving the Gunners at the end of last season after almost 22 years in charge of the club. How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? 2 possible xi “It isn’t my right to talk about him but I imagine it must be a strange feeling not to manage the shirts from Arsenal because he was more than just a coach.“He was Arsenal, he is a gentleman, one of the biggest coaches in the world and somewhere I have the feeling he isn’t finished yet.“I have the biggest respect for him, he built a club that is famously known for its style of football, he is like an idol and a role model for every coach – especially for me.”last_img read more


first_imgFashionista Friday is a virtual feast of finding out how to look and feel good.The event takes place at the Clanree HotelThe event, which is in aid of Breast Cancer, is on this Friday, April 4 at 7.30pm in the Clanree Hotel and is a night of fun and fashion for all.Photographer Christina J Irwin will be telling us ‘How to Look Good Naked’ and how to take the perfect selfie. Chef Martin Anderson of the Crest Catering Company and Moonshine Coffee Shop and Sarah Marie McDevitt from SM Fitness and Pinehill Studios will be putting contestants through their paces in the Generation Game.We will also have a fashion show with Watsons Menwear, Clare Clothing and Annabelle’s Design Millinery.Ciara McVeigh-Lunn from LK Hair Design will also be taking to the stage to shave Ryan Dunnion’s head who is raising money for the Irish Cancer Society on behalf of his teenage sister Emma Dunnion.Guests will be treated to a wine, chocolate and candy buffet reception on arrival and their are goody bags for the first 50 people in the door. Our tickets will also get you into Voodoo Vintage for free before 12.30am We also have many other local business’s showcasing their products in support of Breast Cancer including Nu-skin anti aging, Glow and Go, McCullaghs Jewellers, Ark Age Aware Skincare , Kiln Time, Beauty by Grainne, Coole Swan, Forever Living, Acea, Kara Gems and I Want Candy, Ireland.Tickets are €15 and are available in the Clanree Hotel, LK Hair Design and Watsons Menswear, our Facebook address is www.facebook.com/fashionistafridaylk LOOKING GOOD NAKED AND KEEPING FIT AMONG TOP TIPS FOR BREAST CANCER EVENT was last modified: April 2nd, 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)last_img read more