SADCO edge Beaches in Sandals BH Football

first_imgSt Ann Development Company (SADCO) proved they will be a force to be reckoned with in the Sandals Resorts International St Ann/St Mary Business House Football Competition by edging highly rated Beaches Ocho Rios 1-0 in an action-packed encounter at Drax Hall on Friday. Demar Stone scored a peach of a goal in the first half to seal the issue. The wily striker collected a pass inside the 18-yard box before thundering a vicious shot past the hapless Beaches goalkeeper. The match, however, was an evenly contested affair with SADCO employing a slick short passing game to counter the speedy Beaches aggregation. Both teams had a number of good chances, but failed to convert. In the other match played on Friday, Police recorded their first win of the competition by defeating Sandals Ochi 3-1 in a match the hotel men had been expected to dominate. Sandals Ochi’s midfielder Roy Ricketts continued his rich vein of form by scoring in his second consecutive match. Another big double-header will take place today at Drax Hall as C & J Enterprise tackle Margaritaville MoBay at 4 p.m. C & J coach Gregory Brown will be hoping that goalkeeper Shamar Beckford and top players Bebeto Brown and Rushane Jarrett report in top form. In the main encounter at 6 p.m., the big guns Gran Bahai Principe and the North East Regional Health Authority (NERHA), will meet in a clash of unbeaten teams. Gran Bahai will as start favourites, but word is that the NERHA team will be going all out to upset the apple cart.last_img read more

Lonzo Ball hasn’t spoken to brother LiAngelo amid situation in China

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene 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 SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogCiting a person close to the situation, the Los Angeles Times reported that freshmen Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were involved in a shoplifting incident. Lonzo Ball starred at UCLA last season and is now a rookie with the Lakers. His father, LaVar Ball, is also in China and told ESPN that he was “going to waituntil I get more intel on what’s going on” before commenting.UCLA coach Steve Alford said Tuesday he will sit the three players for Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech in Shanghai. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball gestures to teammates during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns, Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)BOSTON — Lonzo Ball says he has not spoken with his younger brother LiAngelo since he and two other UCLA basketball players were reportedly involved in a shoplifting incident Tuesday in China.“I haven’t talked to him yet,” Lonzo Ball said Wednesday night after his Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Boston Celtics. “Whenever I talk to him, I’ll find out more.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Pac-12 Conference Commissioner Larry Scott issued a statement Tuesday night saying that UCLA basketball players were “involved in a situation” in China, with police being summoned to the team’s hotel to investigate the matter.“UCLA is cooperating fully with local authorities,” Scott said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Police in Hangzhou did not respond to telephone calls from The Associated Press for details.Scott did not elaborate on what occurred and said the league was directing all inquiries about the specifics of the matter to UCLA.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lonzo Ball says ongoing shooting issues ‘just in my head’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View commentslast_img read more

NCAA volleyball: Perpetual claims solo 3rd, keeps EAC winless

first_imgMOST READ This was Perpetual’s second straight five-setter win after the Altas trumped Season 92 runner-up San Sebastian, and  Lady Altas head coach Macky Cariño believes it is testament to the team’s character.“Those two straight five-set wins became a test of our character because if you really don’t have that strength within you will fail,” said Cariño.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkPerpetual saw five of its players display the fortitude Cariño looked for with Cindy Imbo leading the bunch with 17 points.Captain Maria Tripoli and Maria Clemente each had 15 points for the Lady Altas while Allysa Sangalang and Hershey Llorente added 11 and 10 points, respectively. Cindy Imbo goes up for a kill. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of Perpetual Help climbed to the third spot after fending off woeful Emilio Aguinaldo College in five sets, 22-25, 25-19, 25-14, 23-25, 15-13, in the NCAA Season 93 women’s volleyball tournament  Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Altas improved to 3-1, just half a game behind second seed San Beda that has a 3-0 card, while the Lady Generals stayed at the bottom of the ladder with a 0-4 slate.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals And orchestrating Perpetual’s offense was Necelle Gual who had 41 excellent sets.Aira Binondo led EAC with 13 points.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Players get chance to show skills to scouts in PBA D-League Showdown View comments Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

The politics of duplicity & hypocrisy

first_imgDear Editor,On December 21, 2018, the APNU/AFC coalition Government was defeated by a no-confidence motion moved by the Opposition, PPP/C in the National Assembly. The Government is refusing to resign and fix a date for National & Regional Elections which they are bound to do under the relevant provisions of the Constitution of Guyana.Instead, they have decided to challenge the validity of the vote cast in favor of the motion by one of their own, Charrandas Persaud, on the grounds of his dual citizenship to Canada, and that 33 votes do not constitute the majority required to pass such a motion.The matter is pending in the High Court. Therefore, I will refrain from commenting on the issues of law involved but will address the lack of political morality so vital to democratic politics which underlies the legal challenges. I will deal with the dual citizenship argument in this article. In another, I will address the 33 votes/majority contention.The provision in the Constitution which prohibits a person who swore allegiance to a foreign state from becoming a Member of Parliament, has been in the Constitution, possibly, since Independence. However, over the years, every political party has deliberately turned a blind eye to it and persons with dual citizenship have always been extracted from the lists of political parties and permitted to sit in the National Assembly without objections from anyone. Of course, this includes the 11th Parliament of Guyana, which have such persons on both sides of the political aisle.Charrandas Persaud is one such person. His name was placed on their list by the APNU+AFC and extracted from that list to sit in the National Assembly by the APNU+AFC. It must be assumed that they knew or ought to have known of his citizenship in Canada and the constitutional implications. After the 2015 elections, they have used Persaud’s vote to pass every budget and every piece of legislation since, including the 2019 budget, which was passed in a matter of days prior to the No-Confidence Motion.Indeed, from all their public pronouncements prior to and during the debate of the No-Confidence Motion, it was abundantly clear that they were relying on Persaud’s vote to pass the very Motion. However, when Persaud voted against them, they now want to denounce the validity of that vote by relying on that provision of the Constitution in an attempt to disqualify him from being a member on the ground of his dual citizenship. So, having agreed to the rules of the game, when they lose, they are refusing to accept the results by questioning the very rules by which they agreed to be bound. This is not only duplicity and political hypocrisy at its worst, but it destroys the possibility of any political force, or anyone, being able to genuinely trust and have any lasting political relationship or alliance of any type with APNU+AFC. It demonstrates their willingness to do anything and everything possible, regardless of its consequences to the welfare of our people and the national interest, to satisfy their thirst for political power.I must emphasise that if they succeed, it means that all the budgets passed since 2015 to now and all the Bills passed, were unlawful. The implications and consequences of this on the nation are both irreversible and immeasurable. But they seem not to care!However, this is not a new ploy for the PNC. They have an indisputable track record of doing anything possible to keep political power. Their years of rigging elections, before 1992, their refusal to accept the results of elections certified to be free and fair, post 1992, their agreement to the use of a voter ID card for the 1997 elections and then challenging the legal validity of those elections on the ground of the use of that very ID card, all exemplify this ploy as a permanent part of their political modus operandi.The fact that the legal challenge is being brought in the name of a citizen and not in the name of the main political architects fools no one. The Attorney General is on record boasting about his and the Government’s role in these proceedings. In any event, the legal challenge to the 1997 elections was also done by a citizen at the instance of the PNC. So this is not new either.Fortunately, this time around I do not think they will succeed for the law is not on their side.Sincerely,Mohabir Anil Nandlall,MP, Attorney-at-Lawlast_img read more

IREDD Organizes Security Dialogue for CBC

first_imgThe Institute for Research and Democratic Development (IREDD), a non-governmental organization, yesterday organized a three-day training workshop for Cross Border Community (CBC) leaders in the country.The training, which started yesterday at a resort in Monrovia, brought together participants from Liberia’s 15 counties to discuss the theme, “Strengthening Capacities for Security Monitoring in the Mano River Union (MRU) Basin.”Mr. Dan Sayee, Senior Policy Advisor for IREDD, said the aim of the program is to carefully assess the Accra Peace Declaration, signed by “La Cote d’ Ivoire and Liberia” to ensure that the two countries work together to protect their respective borders.He said the issue of security has to do with cross border communities, which he considers to be in the front lines between the two countries.“They are front liners because they face many problems that will affect their livelihoods and cause fighting (among) their children in those areas. If we don’t hold discussions to address issues relative to the security of the two countries, it will not auger well for the citizens. If those borders are not safe the inside will be infested with problems,” warned Mr. Sayee.Mrs. Janet A. Mohammed, Program Director of Conciliation Resources (CR) for West Africa, thanked participants for coming to serve at the end of the training as ambassadors for their respective communities. Mrs. Mohammed said as a peace building organization, CR believes in the empowerment of the people to take the mantle of peace-making in their respective communities along the borders.Earlier, Deputy Internal Affairs Minister for Administration, Varney A. Sirleaf, who launched the Accra Peace Declaration, informed participants of government’s commitment to the agreement.He said the declaration will consider the value and importance of peace and security in promoting social cohesion, mutual understanding, goodwill and economic and social development between La Cote d’Ivoire and Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Berbice, Lethem Police stations for multi-$M upgrades

first_imgThree Police Stations situated across the country are expected to undergo multi-million-dollar upgrades, according to Minister of State Joseph Harmon, who said Cabinet has approved the award of the contracts for the rehabilitation works.Bids for these works were publicised in April and were opened the following month. Two of the stations to be upgraded are situated in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) and the other in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo).The contract for the rehabilitation of the Springlands Police Station has been awarded to Gupta Engineering Enterprises to the tune of $18.7 million; while the contract for the rehabilitation of the Central Police Station in New Amsterdam has been awarded to Doodnauth Construction and Supplies at a cost of $29.7 million.The Lethem Police Station will be rehabilitated by Navin and Sons Construction at the cost of $44.5 million.In his 2018 Budget presentation, Finance Minister Winston Jordan had announced that some six Police stations will be targeted for upgrade in 2018. Besides those mentioned above, Police stations at Cove and John and at Matthews Ridge are slated for rehabilitation, and a new Police station is slated for construction at La Parfaite Harmonie, intended to service the catchment area.This year, rehabilitation works are also expected to be carried out on the GPF’s Mounted Branch/Steel Band building, the Female Barracks and Impact Base at Eve Leary, the #1 and #2 Living Quarters in the Mounted Branch compound, the Whim Barracks, the Lewis Manor Outpost in B Division, and the Living Quarters at the Albion Police Station, among others.In 2017, a total of six Police stations were renovatedlast_img read more

Insider Trading: Suarez isn’t heading for Premier League, Pato, Berahino and more

first_imgWarren Haughton joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the latest gossip from the January window.He brings us the very latest on Alexandre Pato’s move to Chelsea. The former AC Milan striker is set for a medical on Wednesday evening – he says he is ‘so happy’ and Chelsea is his ‘new home’.Meanwhile, Warren says Andros Townsend’s impending £12m move to Newcastle will allow Florian Thauvin to go back to Marseille on loan.We have an update on wantaway forward Saido Berahino – West Brom insist the 22-year-old is not for sale and they have not had a conversation to suggest otherwise. But our man in the know thinks Spurs could still come in for him before the window shuts.Lamine Kone’s move to Sunderland is back on. The Lorient defender’s arrival would pave way for Sebastian Coates’ exit from the Stadium of Light.Everton’s Tim Howard is set to end his 13-year stay in England. The American goalkeeper is expected to return to the States. The Toffees have told the veteran his time at the club is up and have already begun their search for a new long-term shot-stopper.And finally, Watford have been dealt a cruel blow in their pursuit of Fiorentina midfielder Mario Suarez, as Valencia manager Gary Neville looks to hijack the move.Here are the latest transfer stories from talkSPORT.com:Leicester City transfer news: Foxes table £7.5m bid for Chelsea striker Loic RemyBarcelona fail with move for Spain star Nolito – Arsenal to pounce?Brendan Rodgers – Possible Liverpool return for Luis Suarez? ‘He loves the club and fans adore him, why not?’Lucas Leiva responds to Anfield exit rumours – talkSPORT exclusiveChelsea transfer latest: Alexandre Pato ‘so happy’ as Stamford Bridge move nears completionValencia boss Gary Neville wants to steal Mario Suarez from Watford’s clutchesTim Howard set for United States return in the summer – Everton begin hunt for replacement goalkeeperlast_img read more

DD LOCAL – DRUMKEEN NOTES

first_imgSt. Patrick’s N.S. Guest TeaSt. Patrick’s N.S. would like to thank everyone who attended their recent Guest Tea. Special thanks to the organisers, Table Hosts and anyone who helped out on the night, so far over €1,000 has been raised for school funds with more donations still coming in. Drumkeen Youth ClubYouth Club this Fri 19th Apr 7.30-9.30 pm Leaders this week Claire & Aidan.Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann Drumkeen Lotto Results 10th Apr 03, 11, 16, 21. No jackpot winner, 1 winner. €100 Michael Harkin, Creeslough Next weeks jackpot €950 Go raibh maith agat.St. Mary’s GAABingo Continues in Hall on Tues at 8.30 Lotto results 26-03-13 LK,RN,MO,MH 5 matched 2 Eileen O Donnell ,Y. Gallagher, Bridie Bonar, Bingo Ryan Carlin Convoy. Passie Tinney, Raphoe Next Weeks jackpot €3,100Club DonegalAnyone interested in joining this year will receive club Donegal jackets and free entry in to any club league and championships men’s games and the first 23 in will have an option to purchase 2 tickets for Donegal v Tyrone game .Padre Pio PilgrimageThe pilgrimage to San Giovanni, Benevento, Cattolica Loreto and Pietrelcina will take place from Aug 26th – Sep 03rd Flight Ex Dublin. Further details from Joe Walsh Tours 01 2410816 or 071 9851129 Adult Cardio Céili ClassAdult Cardio Céili Class this Wed 20th March in Kee’s Hotel Stranorlar at 7pm. Contact Louise on 085 7229575 for details.Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608Drumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included for next weekPlease Email: drumkeennotes@gmail.com or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Saturday @ 6pm) Please note the new deadline.DD LOCAL – DRUMKEEN NOTES was last modified: April 14th, 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:Drumkeen noteslast_img read more

ECLIPSE CINEMAS BRINGING BACK OSCAR WINNING CLASSIC E.T. TO THEIR SCREENS

first_imgFar from the Madding CrowdIn Victorian England, the independent and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer; Frank Troy, a reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor.Released 22nd May:  Certificate 12A:  Run Time 119mins Poltergeist 3D and 2DA family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces must come together to rescue their youngest daughter after the apparitions take her captive. Released 22nd May:  Certificate 15A: Run Time 92minsTomorrowlandBound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory.Released 22nd May:  Certificate 12A: Run Time 130minshttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=tomorrowland+2015+official+trailerMoomins on the RivieraThe Moomins along with Little My and Snorkmaiden had a sea journey that after storms and desert island dangers leads the family to Riviera, the place that takes their unity to the test. Released 22nd May:  Certificate G: Run Time 77minshttps://www.youtube.com/user/MoominsRivieraEclipse Classics – Coming Soon27th July: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 24th Aug: Dirty Dancing (1987)Jurassic World:  Release Date 11th June: – Tickets on sale now!!Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park (1993), Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor’s interest, which backfires horribly.ECLIPSE CINEMAS BRINGING BACK OSCAR WINNING CLASSIC E.T. TO THEIR SCREENS was last modified: May 21st, 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:EntertainmentFeaturesNoticeslast_img read more

Did you know that a Donegal man built the Millennium Falcon at Malin?

first_imgLifford man Eddie Gallen had an ‘out of this world’ assignment when the Star Wars film crew came to Donegal last year, and it’s only now that he can share his secret.The scaffolding specialist has revealed that being asked to build the famous Star Wars Millennium Falcon at Malin Head was a challenging but hugely rewarding career highlight.Gallen opened up about the job to the Press Association this week, saying it all came as ‘a bit of a shock’. He described meeting the crew at Malin Head with no idea of the work that lay ahead, due to the extreme secrecy that surrounded the production.He thought he was only supposed to provide access platforms and prop supports until a contract landed in his hands to say he was to build the famous spaceship.RTE.ie reports Gallen’s family’s reaction to the project: “It was a bit of shock. I went back home and my wife and two boys were standing in the kitchen and they said ‘how did you get on today?’, as you would when you arrive home, and I said ‘not bad, I have to start building the Millennium Falcon’.“They all just stood and stared and said ‘what?’ and I said ‘yes, I have to build it down on Malin Head’,” he said. The 12x12m structure was delivered in parts from England before a challenging assembly at the windy cliffs of Malin. Gallen says he remained at the site to ensure the cast and crew were safe when scenes from the blockbuster were filmed. Despite the excitement that surrounded the project, he had to keep the news that the Millennium Falcon had landed in Malin Head and very closely-guarded secret until the films’ release.Mark Hamill sent a special message to the Irish people who assisted with the filming of Star Wars before the premiere in Letterkenny.Gallen was one of the many local people who were invited to a special premiere screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in Century Cinemas Letterkenny this month. Seeing his work on the big screen, he said, “sent shivers up my spine”.Featured photo by Northwest Newspix  Did you know that a Donegal man built the Millennium Falcon at Malin? was last modified: December 29th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:eddie gallenMIllenium FalconStar Warslast_img read more