Dear Editor,Can the Gov’t please tell us where the Grant/ free money that Guyana got for the purpose of building 10,000 septic tanks for the poor people of Guyana is?Also, where is the Grant/free money Guyana got to repair Stabroek Market Clock?At this time I would also like to inform, that any person from any Commonwealth Country can vote in Guyana’s Parliament, and Canada is a Commonwealth Country. Let anyone check the law to verify this.I would also like to point out that one local newspaper said that the PPP is willing to let Guyanese contact them through email to say what we expect from the PPP if they win the election but the paper did not provide the email address, can you please publish it so we can give our views?And one thing I want to suggest to the PPP is if they win; I would like for Gov’t to stop taking the 20 per cent withholding tax from our savings account.Sincerely,Mohamed Azad
Photo: Mary “Pamela” Wray of Fort St. John is one of six British Columbians collecting prizes after quiting smoking. Today Northern Health Authority Region officials Betty Morris, COO, Northeast Health Services Delivery Area and Dr. Charl Badenhorst, Medical Health Officer congratulated Prize Winner Pamela Wray (centre) on her biggest win: quitting smoking – submittedA 71 year-old woman proves its not too late to quit smoking after she won a province-wide challenge. – Advertisement -Fort St. John resident Mary Wray, along with 5 other British Columbians, won the BC Lung Association’s QuitNow & WIN contest. Wray was a smoker for 58 years. She says she threw away all of her rolling papers and tobacco and hid her ashtrays to help her quit. Wray was one of 7,000 people who signed up for the challenge. The contestants had to prove they were smoke-free by providing urine samples and a carbon dioxide test. The winners were chosen randomly after a one month challenge. Wray won a two thousand, 500 dollar gift certificate for WestJet. She says she plans to use the certificate to visit her sister in Ontario, whom she hasn’t seen for almost 45 years. For more information about the 2009 QuitNow & WIN contest, visit www.quitnow.ca.Advertisement
0Shares0000Despite losing for just the fourth time all season, the runaway Premier League leaders still cruised through 5-2 on aggregate after doing the hard work in Switzerland three weeks ago.MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Mar 7 – Manchester City secured their place in the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday, but did little to enhance their tag as favourites to win the competition as a much-changed side suffered a shock 2-1 home defeat by Basel.Despite losing for just the fourth time all season, the runaway Premier League leaders still cruised through 5-2 on aggregate after doing the hard work in Switzerland three weeks ago. City manager Pep Guardiola could afford the luxury of making six changes from Sunday’s dominant 1-0 win over Chelsea, but still saw his side extend their aggregate advantage early on when Gabriel Jesus tapped home after just eight minutes.However, Mohamed Elyounoussi exposed some slack City defending to smash in an equaliser for the Swiss champions nine minutes later before Michael Lang rocketed home a spectacular winner 19 minutes from time.City could have the Premier League mathematically wrapped up by the time they are next in Champions League action in early April.And on this evidence they will need the likes of Sergio Aguero, Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva to be well-rested and in-form if they are to deliver the dream of their Abu Dhabi owners by winning the European Cup for a first time as a number of youngsters and fringe players failed to impress.Leroy Sane was one of few regular starters retained in Guardiola’s starting XI and continued his supreme form by creating the opener.Win some, lose some: Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola on Wednesday© AFP Oli SCARFFJesus hadn’t started since suffering knee ligament damage on New Years’ Eve, but had the simplest of tasks to get back among the goals when Bernardo Silva latched onto Sane’s pass to produce a inch-perfect low cross for the Brazilian.City should have gone even further in front as Silva’s shot from a dangerous Sane cut-back was blocked before Basel goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik made a fine block to deny Ilkay Gundogan his third goal of the tie.However, a minute later Basel were level as Blas Riveros burst down the left and his deflected cross was dispatched powerfully past Claudio Bravo by Elyounoussi.The Norwegian then had a great chance to put Basel in front on the half hour mark when he miscued horribly wide with just Bravo to beat after outmuscling Danilo.Guardiola grew visibly frustrated on the touchline as his side also started the second period slowly.And they were punished when Elyounoussi’s low cross was blasted past Bravo at his near post from a narrow angle by Lang.Substitute Brahim Diaz came closest to a reply but his low driven effort was turned behind by Vaclik to consign City to a first home defeat since December 2016.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Admittedly, Lionel Messi has had more ups than downs in a so far glittering career.He has won numerous trophies and has been singled out for his brilliance on four occasions with the Ballon d’Or award.However, the worst moments have been truly devastating and here, talkSPORT has put together five of them.Check out the video above and then see his 10 greatest moments below.For more great free videos, subscribe to talkSPORT’s YouTube channel here.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventDunamis chairman Joe Messina said organizers realize some might disagree with a prayer breakfast, but that the group is entitled to assemble and pray for the success of local leaders. “People have to understand this is not a mean-spirited event, and we’re not aiming at anybody,” he said. “What drives us to do that in our particular situation, we’re showing the love of God in the community. … ” The city’s Human Relations Forum met with Messina last week to discuss the event. Perhaps to deflect criticism, the group indicated that “other leaders” will be prayed for in the event’s name. But Adele MacPherson, the city’s community services superintendent, said the forum still has reservations about the use of the title “mayor.” Weste believes her attendance does not equate to an official endorsement. SANTA CLARITA – A prayer breakfast hosted by a Christian men’s business group and featuring Mayor Laurene Weste and state Sen. George Runner has reignited criticism that the event is a government endorsement of religion. The planned May 5 Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, organized by the Dunamis Group, is being criticized by Santa Clarita for Separation of Church and State, which formed last year in response to the inaugural event. Founder Bruce McFarland said Wednesday that having the mayorin the event’s name equates to a City Hall endorsement of a specific religion, although no taxpayer money is used. The event at the Hyatt Valencia will feature a keynote address by Butch Hartman, creator of “The Fairly Odd Parents” cartoon, along with remarks by Runner and Weste. “The title of the event is the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, but I’m not putting it on,” she said. “I’m not using anything from City Hall on it. “I just went to a Purim celebration, and that was a wonderful celebration. We try to support our community in as many ways as we can and show up at the things the community values.” McFarland disagreed. “There is no church involved with the Boys & Girls Club,” he said. “But I would find a problem with the YMCA, based on the name.” Runner said the group had the constitutional right to assemble. “I can’t imagine anybody is critical of the right to assemble and exercise their free right of religion,” he said. “If my attendance meant that it was somehow a violation of so-called separation of church and state, as an elected official, am I barred from attending my own church? “There are people who have honest disagreements on what they include as religious events within the public square. It’s an honest disagreement and I think that’s what we have here.” firstname.lastname@example.org (661)257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Gardai believe a male prostitute infected with the HIV virus was operating in a number of towns across Ireland over the past two months.Brazilian sex worker Jose Filho, 44, was caught by Gardai at a brothel in Letterkenny last Monday.Mr Filho told Gardai he had arrived in Ireland in August and had been working in different towns across the country over the past ten weeks. Sources have confirmed that Filho has worked in Galway, Athlone, Cavan, Sligo, Castlebar and Tipperary.Mr Filho, who had no English, had been moved around by his Dublin-based pimps and was being charged €250 rent for staying in various brothels.A leading Garda this week appealed to anyone who had received sexual services from Mr Filho in Donegal to go and receive medical attention.Gardai raided the brothel in which Filho was operating on Monday and he answered the door wearing women’s underwear, a blonde wig ad wearing make-up.A man on the premises at Ballymacool Terrace had just had sex with Filho and was questioned by Gardai before being released.Residents at the terraced row of houses said they had observed and taken the registration numbers of up to 60 cars visiting the brothel each week.They said many were married men from the locality and the busiest time for the brothel was between 1pm and 2pm.Superintendent Vincent O’Brien, of Letterkenny Garda station, said“I am making an urgent appeal to any members of the public who have used the services of prostitutes to seek urgent medical advice.“This follows the confirmation that one prostitute who has been operating in Letterkenny is HIV positive,” he said.Filho was ordered to keep the peace by Judge Paul Kelly and released from custody.He told a special sitting of Glenties District Court that he has a return ticket to Brazil on November 27th next.HIV PROSTITUTE WORKED IN OTHER TOWNS ACROSS IRELAND was last modified: October 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal DailyHIV PROSTITUTE WORKED IN OTHER TOWNS ACROSS IRELANDletterkenny
Gartan OEC is the headquarters for THE RACE, the ultimate 24hr test of endurance, and a very busy staff group will work day and night.In addition, we’ll also be attending National Governing Body events with Gartan staff playing key roles.Gartan OETC has been nominated as Irish Sailing Association Training Centre of the Year, and sailing instructor Brona Duddy will attend on our behalf. Mountaineering Ireland hold their annual Spring Gathering and AGM in Westport, with plenty of mountain activity in the ranges of the West.Currently President of MI, our Director Ursula MacPherson will attend this event.The toughest role of all though, falls to instructor John Boyce, who will line up at 6 am on Saturday, with 70 fellow competitors, facing 250kms through the wilds of Donegal, and whatever weather is thrown at them during the following twenty four hours.The race is in its second consecutive year and Donegal was chosen as it provides the perfect blend of beauty and more importantly, difficultly. The race is always held in early March to increase the toughness of the race due to the challenging weather conditions.Gartan provides ideal facilities as race headquarters, acting as central control, feeding station, accommodation, and generally home to organising crew and competitors.To finish competitors have to complete 15km of kayaking, 166km of cycling, 5km of mountain running and 64km of road and trail running. Crucially, they must complete all this in under 24 hours.It is aimed at providing the ultimate 24 hour test of endurance.The Race is a not for profit event with all proceeds going towards the work of Self Help Africa. It is organised by Sand2Snow Adventures in conjunction with Gartan Outdoor Education & Training Centre.Donegal competitors include Arthur McMahon, Cathal Wilson. Gerard Callaghan, John Boyce, Denis Shields, Philip Nicholson, Patrick McLaughlin and Sean McFadden.Testimonial form Una Hall Competitor 2014.“Incredible!! The only word I can think of to describe the Race route. It was perfect! Challenging, breath-taking, beautiful. The volunteers were fantastic. The venue was great. Definitely the best race I’ve participated in.” We wish all competitors good luck, and a great journey.The Irish Sailing Association awards event takes place in The Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin on Friday, with a providers briefing for new training and award structures on Saturday. Gartan OETC is delighted to be nominated for the Training Centre of the Year award, a big honour. Fingers crossed!!Westport Hillwalking Club will host the Mountaineering Ireland Annual General Meeting and the 2015 Spring Gathering. The event will take place over the full weekend, based at the Westport Coast Hotel, and with easy access to the hills and crags of Connemara to Achill.Mountaineering Ireland exists to represent and support the walkers and climbers of Ireland and to be a voice for the sustainable use of Ireland’s mountains and all the places (coastline, crags, forests) we use.GARTAN OEC SET TO HOST THE ULTIMATE 24-HOUR ENDURANCE TEST ‘THE RACE’ THIS WEEKEND was last modified: March 4th, 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:Gartan OECnewsSportthe race
Feile na nGael is a national festival of hurling and camoige that takes place annually over a weekend, this competition is in existence since 1971 and is the premier hurling competition for club under 14 hurlers and camoige players.This year’s tournament is being jointly hosted by Tipperary and Waterford and Donegal is well represented at this years event with three hurling teams and two camoige teams taking part.Buncrana are in Div 5 of the hurling competition and are being hosted by Ballinahinch/Templederry from Tipperary other teams in their group are Four Roads (Roscommon) and Clonoulty/Rossmore (Tipperary). Burt take their place in Div 6 and are hosted by Boherlahon/Dualla from Tipperary, other teams in their group are Carrickmore (Tyrone) and Tipperary’s Gortnahoe/Glengoole.Aodh Ruadh are competing in Div 10 along with their host club Tipperary’s Fethard, Ballyvarley from Down and Tipperary’s Carrick Davins.On the Camoige side of things St Eunans and Burt are in the same Section in Div 5 with Templemore from Tipperary hosting the Burt girls, and Kilruane/Mc Donaghs from Tipperary playing host to St Eunans.All teams are sure to have a great time on and off the field in Tipperary, we wish them all a safe trip to Tipp! DONEGAL CLUBS TRAVEL TO FESTIVAL OF HURLING was last modified: June 13th, 2016 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)
THE Mayor of Ballyshannon has handed over more than €4k to charities – money raised at last December’s Mayor’s Ball.Cllr. John Meehan thanked all who supported the Mayor’s Ball last December in such large numbers and was delighted to present €4,336 last night to the three benefiting charities and stated that he would like this function to continue as an annual event, as it is a way of fundraising for deserving local charities.Main picture: Presentation of the proceeds of the raffle (€1,336) at the Mayor’s Ball to Charlie Denning and Eileen McIntyre, North West Hospice. Below 1: Presenting Maureen Keenaghan with €1,500 towards Ballyshannon Mental Health Assoc.Below 2. Presenting Mary McTiernan, STOP North West with €1,500. BALLYSHANNON MAYOR HANDS OVER MORE THAN €4K TO LOCAL CHARITIES was last modified: March 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BallyshannonBALLYSHANNON MAYOR HANDS OVER MORE THAN €4K TO LOCAL CHARITIESCo Donegal
Cllr Frank McBreartyDONEGAL councillor Frank McBrearty has called for an international team of experts to be brought into the State to fix the justice and policing system.Speaking on Tonight with Vincent Browne on TV3, Cllr McBrearty said successive governments have lacked the will to tackle the issues.The Raphoe man was framed for a murder which didn’t happen; investigators later concluded that the death of cattle dealer Richie Barron was most likely the result of a hit and run incident. The incident led to the Morris Tribunal which found “systemic” corruption amongst some members of the Gardai in Donegal.“The only way we can fix the system is by bringing in experts from outside the State,” said Cllr McBrearty.“We need to have the same structures which are used in Northern Ireland with a police authority because right now in this State there is no proper oversight of the gardai or the Department of Justice.”Mr Browne responded: “You know that’s not going to happen.” But Cllr McBrearty said it “needed” to happen.“Article 40 of our constitution guarantees equal rights for all Irish citizens,” he said.“But that’s not what we have. We have some people with all the rights and the rest of us with none.” McBREARTY DEMANDS INTERNATIONAL TEAM IS BROUGHT IN TO FIX JUSTICE AND POLICING was last modified: March 28th, 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:framedFrank McBreartyGardaiTV3Vincent Browne