Show of strength – STGC answer with strong win over Greater Portmore

first_img Tivoli 1 Excelsior 4 St George’s College 4 Greater Portmore 1 Holy Trinity 1 Clan Carthy 0 Showed unity on the field Today’s games Kingston College vs Norman Manley Papine vs Denham Town St Mary’s College vs Ascot Meadowbrook vs Ardenne Pembroke Hall vs Jonathan Grant St Catherine vs Haile Selassie Wolmer’s Boys vs Kingston Technical Camperdown vs Dunoon Edith Dalton James vs JosÈ Marti Cumberland vs St Jago Bridgeport vs Campion College Hydel vs Calabar (Home teams are named first and all games start at 3:30 p.m.) St George’s College demonstrated strong determination as they tagged Greater Portmore High 4-1 in an ISSA/FLOW Manning Cup Group A top-of-the-table clash at Winchester Park yesterday. Hakim Williams opened the scoring in the 38th minute, followed by goals from Akeem Robotham (50th), Jevoun McKellar (72nd), and substitute Akiki Jackson in added time. Kymani Carless gave Greater Portmore hope in the 57th minute. It was the home team’s first game since the passing of former captain Dominic James. He fell during the game against Excelsior on Tuesday and was pronounced dead at the University Hospital of the West Indies. Both teams observed a minute of silence ahead of the kick-off, while the St George’s players all wore Dominic’s number 7 on their sleeves. The venue was jam-packed with mostly St George’s students, teachers, and supporters surrounding the field, with Dominic’s parents, Denese and Denis James, also in attendance. Despite the tragic loss the St George’s team refocused and showed unity on the field for their third win from as many games for the season. The 20-time champions pushed to the top of the group on nine points, ahead of Greater Portmore on seven points. It was a great team effort from St George’s as Greater Portmore had their moments during the game. The visitors were set back when goalkeeper Jamali Brown received a back injury from a collision in the 49th minute and was replaced in goal by Dominic Smith, with St George’s leading at 1-0. Jevoun McKellar, who put his team 3-1 up and who also assisted in the goal scored by Akeem Robotham, was adjudged man-of-the-match for a great performance. “It was difficult for us to play, but coach (Neville Bell) had been helping us since Dominic’s death. He has been like a father to us,” McKellar told The Gleaner yesterday. “First and foremost, thanks to my teammates for helping me. We will continue to fight as our goal is definitely to win the Manning Cup, especially in memory of Dominic,” the midfielder disclosed. Long-serving St George’s College head coach Neville ‘Bertis’ Bell noted: “It was a tough game for us. We were not certain what to expect from ourselves. We did not want anybody to feel sorry for us. We want to play,” an emotional Bell said. “Now, it isn’t about football, we just want to play. We wanted to do well with Dominic, and we still want to do well without Dominic,” the veteran schoolboy coach added. Greater Portmore’s head coach Patrick Lewis said it was a disappointing result for his team. “Well, basically, it was a major disappointment. We expected at least a point to remain in the lead, but St George’s built on the loss of their captain and was stronger today,” Lewis reasoned. Yesterday’s resultslast_img read more

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Optique opens new branch at MovieTowne

first_imgDaughter of CEO Dhani Narine and wife, Madonna, cuts the ribbon declaring the new facility openedOptique Vision Care, in its mission to provide high-quality eye care services to all Guyanese, has expanded, opening its fifth branch at MovieTowne on Thursday evening.The new location, which features Optique’s complete design with the inclusion of luxury brands such as Cartier, Bvlgari and Gucci, will illustrate cutting edge technology and customers can expect to have the VIP experience as the company seeks to transform the optical industry in Guyana.The new Electronic Health Record System, which will allow for more efficient customer care, which is a critical component of modern patient care, will be rolled out at all locations within the next two months.Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company, Dhani Narine stated that Optique’s mission is to become nationally recognised as a household brand and Guyana’s leading optical centre.As such, in addition to the opening of the new branch, Optique recently commenced their Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Programme which will address the growing burden of diabetic retinopathy in Guyana.“We are excited to share our new service with Guyana. As a result of this initiative, more than 70 per cent of our optometrists are now certified in grading fundus photos and we were able to establish a central electronic diabetes register and have increased diabetic retinopathy screening rates at Optique by 50 per cent in under 5 months” Narine revealed.Optique has also implemented monthly continuing medical education sessions that have been approved by the Medical Council of Guyana which allows for optometrists to receive credits for the annual registration of their medical license.“As leaders in the optical industry, we are committed to the development of our staff, improved services to our customers and to the continuous evolution of eye care services in Guyana. We will continue to invest in the training of optometry interns from the University of Guyana’s optometry programme and cultivate partnerships with the public sector in order to develop and implement sustainable eye care programmes that address the burden of visual impairment in Guyana,” the CEO assured.Delivering the feature remarks, President of AmCham, Zulfikar Ally congratulated Optique, noting that now is the time to invest in Guyana.“I think that we can all appreciate the fact that our small business owners are taking risks and pursuing dreams and as a direct result are creating jobs for hundreds of Guyanese. Businesses like yours are very important for the economic wellbeing of our country and the generation of today. We can all agree that the next 5 to 10 years will bring about a lot of dramatic changes in the business landscape of Guyana. Our economy is posed for unprecedented growth and the time to make investments is now” Ally urged Guyanese.The AmCham President noted that his institution is very optimistic about Guyana’s future and as such is more optimistic when small businesses expand.“While Optique Vision Care may be a young company, it has demonstrated over a short period that it is serious about business and I am quite sure that anyone who have benefitted from their service would know this. The level of customer care is not only superior but affordable and the products cater to a diverse customer base. The company have a great model that any small business should follow” Ally congratulated.Optique presently provides employment for 42 Guyanese and has other branches at the Giftland Mall, Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD), East Street, Georgetown and Mahaica, East Coast Demerara (ECD).last_img read more

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Who’s to blame for wildfires?

first_imgTrue, the FBI early in the summer circulated a memo to the effect that an al-Qaida operative in custody claimed to be the mastermind of a plot to start forest fires in Colorado, Montana, Wyoming and Utah – from the locations perhaps while he was on vacation. The tactic of starting forest fires is hardly an original idea. The Japanese tried it in World War II, and it didn’t work for them. And all the talk of administration-sanctioned torture – sorry, “enhanced interrogation techniques” – makes all such admissions suspect. Did our al-Qaida operative also confess to being the Lindbergh baby and kidnapping Judge Crater? Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid advanced this explanation: “One reason we have the fires in California is global warming.” Having got off that shot at President Bush, who is the antichrist to the climate- change people, he later backed off that assertion. CNN eased right up to blaming global warming, but mainly it seemed to promo a series of theirs called “Planet in Peril.” (Hmm. Wonder where they come out on that issue.) One explanation taking shape on the Internet and call-in talk shows is breathtaking in its own way: The wildfires are somehow the fault of the people who live there; they brought it on themselves. Not everybody, mind you, just the people in Malibu. The argument starts something like this: “Well, nobody made them live in a place that’s prone to mudslides, wildfires and earthquakes.” This is true of a lot of California, but what the caller really means is that the residents are rich, famous, have fabulous houses with ocean views, drive fancy cars and generally have it coming to them. The call typically winds up in the spirit of generosity, “And, anyway, they can afford to rebuild.” Let’s take a slightly higher road. If somebody gave you a beachfront house in Malibu, would you live there knowing that one day it might burn down and you’d be back living in the trailer park? Darn right. Dale McFeatters is a Washington-based editorial writer and columnist for Scripps Howard News Service. His e-mail address is mcfeattersd@shns.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Dale McFeatters We are always cautioned against the “blame game,” but in truth it is one of America’s favorite pastimes. We can’t accept that bad things simply happen. No, sir; somebody – or something – had to be responsible. When Florida was being racked by hurricanes, some loopy preachers blamed the bad weather on gays, godlessness and abortion rights. None of this talk about thermoclines and isobars and cyclical storm activity for them. And when Katrina hit, the Bush White House knew instantly whom to blame for New Orleans being underwater: corrupt local Democrats. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.But a scapegoat has yet to emerge for the Southern California wildfires that have displaced about a half-million people, done immense property damage and sent, because of the lurid visuals, cable-TV reporters into paroxysms of something akin to sexual ecstasy. There has been a paucity of political blame, probably because the fires have incinerated liberal Democratic and conservative Republican precincts alike. Given the proximity of the fires to the Mexican border, I thought for sure the blame would fall on every aspiring politician’s favorite issue: illegal immigrants. However, illegal immigrants don’t seem to figure into the story, except that some of them may have been trapped and killed by the fast-moving inferno. It will be interesting to see where the localities stand on illegal immigrants when the fires finally are put out and a plentiful supply of cheap, semi-skilled labor is needed to rebuild and replant. For disasters that could be humanmade, terrorism is always a quick and simple early explanation, even if it’s only offered to be retracted later. But the terrorists have been conspicuously absent from official speculation, perhaps because there’s no election this fall. last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: NA ROSSA CONTINUE FINE RUN OF FORM AS THEY RECORD YET ANOTHER IMPRESSIVE WIN

first_imgNa Rossa GAA News:The seniors continue their good form with another impressive win as Moville were the visitors to Dooey. Final score Na Rossa 1-14 to Moville’s 1-2. This Saturday evening we travel to Pettigo. Throw in time to be confirmed at training.The under 12s will compete against Bundoran in the final for the shield this Thursday evening.Venue and Throw in time yet to be confirmed.Club members will be able to collect Ulster final tickets this Wednesday evening in McCreadys between 9 & 10. It’s important that tickets are collected and paid for on the night.The lotto draw took place last Monday evening in the hall. Numbers drawn were 3,12,19 & 22.No jackpot winner on the night. Two lucky dip winners receive €50 Eileen Breslin, Corr point & John Bonner, Farrigans.The clubs committee and members would like to extend its deepest sympathy to Eamon & Martin Odonnell and their families on the sad passing of their mother Rosie.Also to Ann & Michael Mcgill and their extended family on the recent passing of Ann’s mother Margaret. Sincere condolences from all at the club.Good luck to Rory and the Donegal squad as they try to retain the Ulster title against Monaghon this Sunday afternoon . From all at the club.GAA NEWS: NA ROSSA CONTINUE FINE RUN OF FORM AS THEY RECORD YET ANOTHER IMPRESSIVE WIN was last modified: July 14th, 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:GAANa RossaNoticesSportlast_img read more

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THE HOOPS REPORT: HEADS HELD HIGH DESPITE IBROX DEFEAT

first_imgFROM NEIL DOHERTY IN GLASGOW: CELTIC showed pride and true grit at Ibrox in the Old Firm derby today, with fans partying after the game despite a 3-2 defeat.The scoreline in the end represented a moral victory for the Hoops who had two players and manager Neil Lennon sent off.If there had been another five minutes, Celtic might have secured the draw – but it wasn’t to be for the nine-man heroes who fought against all the odds in front of a Rangers support whose only cheer this year was going to be a win today. To be fair Rangers dominated the opening exchanges.More reaction from Neil Lennon later.Sone Aluko opened the scoring after a mazy, 10th-minute run into the box and a very good finish. Cha Du-Ri was sent off after 29 minutes, Victor Wanyama followed 12 minutes after the break and Andy Little and Lee Wallace slotted further goals in the 72nd and 77th minutes respectivelyCeltic captain Scott Brown scored a penalty after Carlos Bocanegra was sent off – then Thomas Rogne headed home.The two late goals could not prevent a Rangers victory that Celtic manager Neil Lennon watched from the media room having been banned from the dugout for the second half by the referee.It was a loss that ended the Hoops 21-game unbeaten run in the league.But the comeback did give cheer to the Celtic support who partied like a team that had actually won the title today.That’s for another day – but the singing of Champions was coming from just one set of supporters at Ibrox – seven and a half thousand of them in green and white. Neil Lennon said afterwards that he was “mystified” why the referee had banished him from the game in the second half and “prevented me from doing my job.”He said he had a quiet word with the referee in the tunnel at half-time. He had been calm, hadn’t sworn.He was then told at the end of half-time that he could not return to pitch-side without any explanation.After the match, Lennon had asked to speak to the referee about his decision and was told he could do some after 20 minutes. But when the 20 minutes was up, he was told he couldn’t.“Rangers’ second goal was offside and again the linesman wasn’t doing his job,” Neil told Chris McLaughlin of BBC Radio Scotland.“We rallied brilliantly with nine men. The boys were absolutely fantastic. I am very proud of the players and I am very proud of the supporters today but I am also very angry.“Our players are angry…our players showed in the second half why they are going to be the Champions. They are full of pride; they are full of quality and they kept going right until the end,” he said.RANGERS (4-4-2): McGregor; Whittaker, Goian, Bocanegra, Wallace (Kerkar 78); Aluko (Little 71), Davis, Edu, McCulloch, Papac, McCabe (Lafferty 60)Subs not used: Alexander, Bedoya, Perry, MitchellCELTIC (4-4-2): Forster; Cha, Rogne, Mulgrew, Matthews; Brown, Wanyama, Ki (Commons 70), Ledley, Samaras; Stokes (Izaguirre 29)Subs not used: Zaluska, K. Wilson, McGeouch, Hooper, BrozekMan of the match: Scott BrownTHE HOOPS REPORT: HEADS HELD HIGH DESPITE IBROX DEFEAT was last modified: March 25th, 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:THE HOOPS REPORT: HEADS HELD HIGH DESPITE IBROX DEFEATlast_img read more

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NORTH WEST WORDS TO HOST ITS ANNUAL WEEKEND IN LETTERKENNY AND RAMELTON

first_imgPopular reading series North West Words hosts its third Writing Weekend in Letterkenny and Ramelton from this Friday, 24th to Sunday, 26th July. The weekend features inspiring readings and a variety of workshops to suit all writers from those beginning to those writing for some time. This year there is also a drawing workshop suitable for anyone curious about drawing and looking for some approaches and ideas to get started.The event begins this Friday with a launch reading at Café Blend in Letterkenny at 8.00pm featuring poet, author and memoir writer John MacKenna and crime writer Brian McGilloway with music by Eilis Farren and Niamh Cuffe. There will be an Open Mic at this event. On Saturday the 25th there is a choice of workshops including ‘Avenues to Memory’, a memoir workshop with Sunday Miscellany regular John MacKenna; ‘Place and Tone in Crime Writing’ with Brian McGilloway; ‘Making your Mark’, a drawing workshop with artist Aifric Dennison; and ‘Lines in the Landscape’, a creative writing workshop with Winifred McNulty.Celebrated poet Moya Cannon and award-winning author Niamh Boyce will read in the beautiful surroundings of Carn Lodge in Ramelton at 8.00pm. This is a free event but please book your place.On Sunday the 26th, writers can choose from a ‘Word paths and Clearings’, a poetry workshop with Moya Cannon or ‘Zooming In’, a fiction workshop with Niamh Boyce.The readings are free events but fees apply to the workshops. Full descriptors for each workshop and the biographical details for the facilitators can be found on www.northwestwords.com or on North West Words’ Facebook page. To book or with a query please contact maureenwcurran@yahoo.ie NORTH WEST WORDS TO HOST ITS ANNUAL WEEKEND IN LETTERKENNY AND RAMELTON was last modified: July 20th, 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) Tags:donegalletterkennyNorth West Words weekendRameltonlast_img read more

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APPEAL FOR INFORMATION AFTER LAPTOP STOLEN FROM DONEGAL HOME

first_imgAPPEAL: A Donegal family are appealing for any information after a laptop was stolen from their family home.The burglary took place in the rural village of Glenties and it occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning. The owner of the laptop is desperate to have her laptop returned as she has a vast amount of college material and other personal information stored on the PC.The victim who doesn’t want to be named is a student at NUI Maynooth and needs the laptop returned immediately.She is appealing to anyone that may have seen any suspicious activity around the Glenties area to come forward and contact Gardaí with information.The family had just returned on Thursday from Spain, where they had been working for the summer. The back door was left open on Saturday night as the student had gone on a night out with friends in the town.It was only when she was packing to return to college on the Sunday that she realised her laptop was missing.The laptop was in the utility room sitting on the counter and the victim is distraught about the theft.Gardaí suspect the culprits will flog the laptop and may well use online websites and Facebook pages to sell it.The laptop is a Fujitsu 4GB 700GB cam HDMI 15.6 so if anyone spots the item for sale contact Gardaí in Glenties immediately.Also as stated above if anyone sees suspicious activity in Glenties on Saturday then they should contact Gardaí now. APPEAL FOR INFORMATION AFTER LAPTOP STOLEN FROM DONEGAL HOME was last modified: September 17th, 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:newslast_img read more

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Company which took over Ferry waste business does not have dumping permit

first_imgThe company which Donegal businessman Jim Ferry, who is facing jail over an illegal dump, says has taken over his waste collection business is itself operating illegally.Mr Ferry is facing a potential prison term for failing to comply with a High Court order last April to clean up an illegal dump he has been operating at Rossbracken near Letterkenny.Last Friday, Mr Justice Max Barrett, who described the case as “revolting”, gave Mr Ferry until August 22nd to comply with the order, saying he faced a “lengthy jail sentence” if he failed to do so. The following day, a fire broke out inside a shed at Rossbracken, stuffed with waste that Mr Ferry had been told to remove. The shed was partly destroyed.Prior to the High Court action against him, Mr Ferry’s companies, Ferry’s Refuse Collection Limited and Ferry’s Refuse Recycling Limited, dealt with waste from nearly 11,000 households and 500 businesses in Donegal. A phone answering machine at his office now tells callers that the businesses are “trading as Wers Waste”.The Irish Times has established that Wers Waste of Tuam, Co Galway, does not have a permit for the waste facility it operates at Weir Road Business Park, Airgloony near Tuam.Wers, Wheely Environmental Refuse Services Limited, claims to operate “under licence from the local authority”, according to its website. Wers Waste has a waste collection permit, number NWCPO-09-03608-06, which was issued, as all collection permits are, by the Waste Collection Permit Office in Tullamore, Co Offaly.This permit allows the company to operate in every county in the State, collecting a wide range of material including municipal waste, construction and demolition waste, and other material such as wood, glass, plastic, paper and cardboard.Prior to expanding into Donegal, Wers’s main focus was a wheelie-bin service covering north Galway, south Mayo and south Roscommon.However, permits to operate a waste facility are issued by individual local authorities and Wers does not have one.The company did not respond to email and telephone queries from The Irish Times.A spokeswoman for Galway County Council confirmed that “Wers Waste do not have a valid waste facility permit in place at present”. She added “Galway County Council do not use the facility at present.” It is understood, however, that the council, which is the statutory authority for waste management within Galway county as well as being the facility permit issuer, was itself a customer of the unlicensed facility until very recently.It is believed the council stopped using the facility only after an intervention by the Waste Enforcement Regional Lead Authority (Werla).Werla’s function is to see that laws and regulations relating to waste disposal are enforced by local authorities and done so uniformly across the State. The authority has played a major role in moves against Mr Ferry.It is believed that after Werla intervened with Galway County Council, an instruction was issued internally that the Wers Waste facility was not to be used any more by the council nor anyone contracted by it.It is understood the council has initiated legal proceedings against Wers Waste which could result in the facility having to close. Wers Waste’s website was updated late last week, and a letter to customers, published on the site and dated August 1st, appears to confirm Mr Ferry’s answering-machine message. The letter says Wers has “acquired the Ferry’s Refuse Household & Commercial Waste Collection service in Donegal”.Galway County Council did not answer when asked when it ceased using the Wers Waste facility in Tuam and the circumstances of its learning it was illegal.Donegal County Council’s case against Mr Ferry is back in court on August 22nd.Company which took over Ferry waste business does not have dumping permit was last modified: August 9th, 2017 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:donegaldumpingferry’s refuseGalwayillegalWers Wastelast_img read more

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With Pete DeBoer losing patience, Sharks goalie tries to reset season

first_imgSAN JOSE — Sharks coach Pete DeBoer entered this season with the hope that he could start Aaron Dell in net on a more consistent basis.With the way Dell has struggled in recent appearances, that initial plan has gone by the wayside.Martin Jones will make his fourth consecutive start and his sixth in seven games Tuesday when the Sharks host the Edmonton Oilers to close out a six-game homestand.Jones backstopped the Sharks to wins over Chicago, Minnesota and Nashville and is now 5-7-1 this …last_img

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