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first_imgRookie Muir logs double at Northlands EDMONTON, Ontario (CMC): Jamaican Shamaree Muir continued to make waves in his debut international season when he rode a double on the eight-race card at Northlands Park here on Saturday. The 21-year-old took race one over six furlongs with 2-1 chance Live a Little before following up in race eight over 6-1/2 furlongs with victory aboard 9-1 choice Long Time Don. Muir, a two-time champion apprentice back in his homeland, lies sixth on 33 wins in the season due to wrap up on October 22. Five-time defending champion Rico Walcott, who won just once on the day’s card, tops the jockeys standings with 86, a whopping 40 clear of Trinidadian Keishan Balgobin. Jamaican Dane Nelson sits third on 45 wins with multiple-time former champion Barbadian Quincy Welch one back in fourth. New WI players fine-tune for ODIs DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC): West Indies one-day players arriving here over the weekend trained with the full unit for the first time yesterday as they fine-tuned their preparation for the start of the three-match series in Sharjah next Friday. The contingent of left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn, batsmen Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, and Jonathan Carter, along with fast bowler Alzarri Joseph, off-spinner Ashley Nurse, and wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin arrived here on Friday to link up with the other members of the ODI, which is who are contesting the ongoing Twenty20 series. All-rounder Jason Holder, who is yet to feature in the T20 series, will lead the ODI side for the series, which will also see games in Sharjah on October 2 and in Abu Dhabi on October 5. SQUAD: Jason Holder (captain), Sulieman Benn, Carlos Brathwaite, Kraigg Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Jonathan Carter, Johnson Charles, Shannon Gabriel, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Sunil Narine, Ashley Nurse, Keiron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Marlon Samuels. Pakistan add Akmal, Shafiq KARACHI, Pakistan (CMC): Selectors have recalled Umar Akmal and Asad Shafiq to Pakistan’s one-day international squad for the three-match series against West Indies starting on Friday in Sharjah. The 26-year-old Akmal played the last of his 111 ODIs 18 months ago while Shafiq, 30, has played 58 ODIs but has spent the last year in the wilderness. However, the experienced Mohammad Hafeez and Umar Gul, with over 300 ODIs between them, have been left out after playing against England over the summer. SQUAD: Azhar Ali (captain), Sharjeel Khan, Babar Azam, Asad Shafiq, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed, Umar Akmal, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Nawaz, Imad Wasim, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Sohail Khan.last_img read more

Bomb threats at UG a hoax – VC

first_img…operations back to normalUniversity of Guyana, Turkeyen CampusFull operations resumed at the Turkeyen Campus of the University of Guyana (UG) on Saturday morning after receiving the go-ahead from the Guyana Police Force’s Bomb Unit following a sweep of the campus for bombs on Friday.UG’s Vice-Chancellor, Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith, in a statement to the media said that he is thankful that the threat was a hoax while commending the professionalism of the Guyana Police Force’s bomb squad in handling the matter.“These inconsiderate and dangerous acts cause considerable physical and psychological stress and are particularly disruptive at this crucial time for thousands of students and dozens of invigilators. My hope is that we do not experience any such acts going forward,” the VC said in a statement.He explained that the sweep of the entire campus on Friday revealed neither explosives nor were any suspicious packages or items discovered during that search.“Following the thorough sweep of the campus, Inspector Dyal of the Police Bomb Unit issued the ‘all-clear’ signal. Students and staff members are asked to note that full operations will resume on Saturday, May 25, 2019.”Meanwhile, Registrar of UG, Dr Nigel Gravesande noted that the staff of the Registry regrets the disruption caused by the bomb scare to the administration of final examinations on Friday last, but that the safety and security of UG’s students will always be a primary concern of the Registry.Additionally, the University is requesting anyone who has information regarding the bomb threat to make contact with the University Safety and Security Officer on telephone (592) 623-9979 or the nearest police station.On Friday last, chaos broke out at UG’s Turkeyen Campus when news spread that someone threatened to blow up several sections of the campus by reportedly setting bombs at various locations at the tertiary institution.The Guyana Police Force, Guyana Fire Service and the University’s security were on high alert and locked down the institution.As a result, the gates to the educational institution were closed as security forces scanned the institution for threats. The threats were initially sent to a number of online news outfits and the situation was promptly reported to the police.In the threat, the alleged sender “Jack Ryan” stated “I have placed 20 bombs across the University of Guyana campus which are hidden from plain sight. Attached to this bomb is a timer which can be remotely activated/deactivated”.The sender also uploaded an image of the alleged handmade explosive device. He also stated that the timer was set for eight hours before destruction.“The bombs will be activated at exactly 15:00h unless my demands are meet,” the message stated.However, in a subsequent message, the sender related that students must leave the campus after which he will make his demands.last_img read more

PPP awaiting elections date to elect PM candidate

first_img…Ali promises restoration of democracyThe People’s Progressive Party (PPP), which successfully toppled the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government on December 21, 2018, says it is awaiting the announcement of the constitutionally mandated elections date by President David Granger before it starts the process of selecting its prime ministerial candidate.The Party’s General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo told those gathered at the fundraising dinner on Saturday that the Party have deviated from the traditional process of selecting the prime ministerial candidate to include the Civic component of the PPP and that the process has already been streamlined.He added that there will be an announcement of a prime ministerial candidate before Nomination Day after the official announcement of a date for the hosting of General and Regional Elections.“We have spent over the last couple of weeks defining the process through which we will be selecting the prime ministerial candidate. We have departed a bit from the traditional process to broaden it a bit more to the inclusion of the civic in the selection process. Traditionally, it used to be only the Party and so now that we have defined the process, we’re waiting for an election date to decide when we will trigger that process,” Jagdeo explained.He further stated that the process “can move swiftly. Within a week of triggering that process we can select out prime ministerial candidate with adequate discussions on that issue. I want to assure that there is no requirement on Nomination Day to name the prime ministerial candidate so it is not that urgent but we will still have a prime ministerial candidate before Nomination Day which is 32 days before the elections are held.”People’s Progressive Party on Saturday held a fundraiser at Leonora, West Coast Demerara. In this composite photo, the Party’s Presidential Candidate Irfaan Ali addresses the gathering where he expressed his gratitude for their support (Dexter Ceres photo)On January 19, 2019, almost one month after it toppled the Government through the passage of the No-confidence Motion in the National Assembly – when AFC parliamentarian Charrandas Persaud made a conscious decision and voted in favour of the motion – the PPP elected its former Housing and Water Minister, Irfaan Ali, as its presidential candidate to contest the constitutionally mandated General and Regional Elections.According to Article 106 (6) and (7) of the Constitution: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence.” And “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the election.”However, the Government has been pussyfooting on the announcement of an elections date and have challenged the validity of the no-confidence resolution since Charrandas Persaud is a dual citizen. Acting Chief Justice Roxane George has since ruled that while Persaud is a dual citizen, his vote remains valid as a result of the doctrine of necessity as well as the resolution was validly carried having garnered the majority of the votes of the elected members of the House.It has been 71 days since the resolution was carried and no move has been made by the Government to have elections held within the constitutionally mandated 90 days. Additionally, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has since indicated that it will require at least five months to prepare. A vote was also taken to have house-to-house registration conducted; treating the issue as if it is a normal one.Prior to his departure to Cuba for cancer treatment, President Granger ordered GECOM to begin its preparations for the hosting of elections and also requested to meet with the Opposition Leader.However, at Saturday’s fundraiser, Jagdeo told supporters that the President’s request reeks of desperation since it is the PPP alone that can extend the life of the present Government beyond the March 19 deadline.“They know that only the People’s Progressive Party can extend the life of this Government because Article 106 (7) of our Constitution outlines that clearly… so they are desperate for a meeting to do that. But we have argued that there has been absolutely no good faith effort to meet the deadline, therefore there is no need for a meeting unless a date for the elections is set and is set with regards to the Constitution,” he stated.“Not now they want house-to-house registration to push elections to December or next year. We will never acceded to that and they will be solely responsible for making this country go into unconstitutional territory so after that date expires… in Guyana we will have an illegal President, an illegal Government, illegal Ministers.No contract signed by that Government will be respected by the People’s Progressive Party. There will be consequences to this. The country will go into a serious period of turmoil and all of you will have to be part of that. There will be strikes, we will have to come on the streets, not in a violent manner, to demonstrate that we are not going to allow our freedom to be impaired or taken away from us…” Jagdeo added.The former President further told supporters that the PPP is not bothered by the Government’s daily shenanigans and excuses to hold onto power, explaining that it only reveals the true nature of the People’s National Congress – the largest demographic of the APNU.“People will understand in the upcoming days the true nature of the Government and the international community has now progressively, because we have been meeting with them discussing with them they too now understand that this Government will push the country into a constitutional crisis… we will continue to work with the international community because we have a lot of sympathetic ears there. The pressure will come from us here and it will come from abroad and the nature of that pressure will change once the country goes into unconstitutional territory which will happen in a few weeks’ time,” he explained.Restoration of democracyMeanwhile, the Party’s presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali, promised supporters the restoration of democracy which is being destroyed by the current APNU/AFC Administration. He said that tracing back to all the times the PPP has been in power, history would show that its leaders have fought for and guarded the democracy of the nation which is the foundation.“Our country is built on the Constitution, on the respect for the Constitution and when the foundation is threatened, when the foundation is being trampled upon then the nation can shake in every aspect of national rights and it is unfortunate that after the return to democracy that we are faced with such a challenge in a world today where democracy is guarded very tightly,” he explained.Ali said citizens ought to trust their Government and everything that they promised to do, alluding to the lofty promises of the APNU/AFC’s 2015 manifesto. He accused the Government of fooling the nation with the promises it is yet to deliver upon. He urged supporters to inspect every manifesto the PPP/C has produced, adding that they would see that over 80 per cent of those promises was delivered.The presidential hopeful further acknowledged that while in Government the PPP/C would have done extraordinary things but there were also gaps that he promised to fill once elected. He noted that Region Three (Essequibo Islands–West Demerara) which he hails from, has felt the brunt of the destruction by the APNU/AFC Administration, identifying the destruction of the sugar industry with the closure of the Wales Estate and the impending destruction of the rice industry.Ali told those gathered at the fundraiser, which was held at Leonora, West Coast Demerara (WCD), that once in power, the PPP would focus on returning Guyana to its former glory of a nation that was thriving and accommodating to investors.last_img read more

B.C. asks for more firefighters to help from across Canada

first_imgThis fire is currently a modified response fire. This means that the fire will be actively monitored but not actively suppressed. If the situation changes then limited action may occur on the fire. There are currently no structures or resources at risk at this time. • 25 helicopters • 36 heavy equipment • 0 airtankers There are 99 BC firefighters working on the portion of the fire in BC and 16 Alberta firefighters working in Alberta. There are 19 helicopters working in BC and 6 working on the Alberta side. Twenty seven pieces of heavy equipment are working in BC and nine in Alberta.Forres FireAdvertisement • 7 helicopters 22 heavy equipment  Red Deer Fire• 115 firefighters Advertisementcenter_img These firefighters join more than 1,500 provincial staff, nearly 800 B.C. contractors and 94 out-of-province personnel already engaged in fire response efforts. Despite a temporary respite in temperatures in northern B.C., continued hot and dry conditions combined with provincewide wind gusts are expected throughout the weekend. The fire danger rating for the province is primarily “high” to “extreme”.For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, visit:  http://www.bcwildfire.ca- Advertisement -Here are how many firefighters are working fires in the Peace region as of Friday.Mt McAllister Fire• 42 firefighters Advertisementlast_img read more

‘Welcome to the biggest club in the world!’ – Some of the best reaction as Manchester United confirm deals for Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin

first_img Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin 1 Manchester United have fired a further message of intent to their Premier League title rivals by confirming the arrivals of Germany World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger and Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin.The pair jetted out immediately to join their team-mates – including fellow new boys Memphis Depay and Matteo Darmian – for United’s pre-season tour of the United StatesSchweinsteiger – who played under United boss Louis van Gaal for two years at Bayern Munich from 2009 – has agreed a three-year deal while Schneiderlin has signed for four with the option of a further one-year extension.United fans have long bemoned the lack of quality in midfield but excitement is high following the Red Devils’ latest additions.See some of the best reaction below…last_img read more

GAA NEWS: KILCAR CLUB NOTES

first_imgClub Meeting to be in held in the Tearooms @ 8.30pm on Tuesday.Good luck to Pauric, Ryan, Eoin and Patrick who play in the Ulster 21 Final on Wednesday against Cavan.Senior and Reserves are home to Killybegs on Sunday in the League. Club Donegal Card €150…..This card entitles you into all Club C’ship and League games and also gets you a Donegal Jacket. Contact any Club Officer.Lotto; No winner of the Club Lotto. Numbers were 8,19,27,29 and lotto plus numbers 5,16,22,28. Consolations prizes went to Margaret Campbell, Meenboy, Darragh Byrne,Roxboro, Marion Boyle St Cummins Hill.Lotto Jackpot next week will be €2,000. Lotto Teams for next weekend, Team 5..Sat night Barry McShane, Declan McCloskey, Sun night ,Michael Curran, John McNulty.Bingo; There was no winner of the Bingo Jackpot. Bingo Jackpot next week will be €2,600 on 49 numbers. Winners on the night were Tracy Byrne €70, Marion Boyle €70, Margareet Byrne €70, Mary Carrick, €150, Marie Cunningham €80. GAA NEWS: KILCAR CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 8th, 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:Kilcar GAA club noteslast_img read more

MAN SEEKS WOMAN TO SHARE DESERTED DONEGAL ISLAND WITH

first_imgA man is seeking a wife or companion to spend a year living with on a remote Donegal island.No man is an island – unless you’re John McManus!John McManus, a 36-year-old unemployed hotel manager, is looking for a woman to live with him for 12 months on the otherwise deserted island of Inishfree, the Irish Examiner reports.John is unashamedly inspired by the book and subsequent movie released in 1984, Castaway, based on the real-life adventures of writer Gerald Kingsland. He spent 1981 on a tropical island with a wife, Lucy Irvine, acquired by small ad — and he plans to write a book about his experiences once back on the mainland.“I’ve wanted to do this for a long time and when Barry Pilcher, the last remaining resident of Inishfree, left in March, I thought ‘there’s the perfect opportunity’.“It’s such a shame to see island life declining and really my only other option since I lost my job in January was to emigrate like everyone else. I just think this will be a very interesting social experiment and a way to highlight the importance of the islands as well.”Leitrim resident, John, who was raised in London by a Leitrim father and Sligo mother, says he is open-minded about the age, looks and background of prospective applicants and his only stipulation — despite what people may think of him — is that they are not crazy. “I’m looking for someone with a sense of adventure, a great sense of humour and who is definitely not crazy. The island was already home to the Screamers sect in the past so we don’t want a repeat of that.”He only placed his advertisement on the Gumtree website two days ago but says already he has lots of replies from which he plans to compile a shortlist for interview with a view to taking the boat for Inishfree in January.He hopes to live in one of the half dozen or so empty cottages on the island, plant vegetables, forage for fuel, eschew the internet and rely on the mainland shops as little as possible.“I’ve never even done any backpacking or lived in tents so it will be interesting to see how I deal with living a very basic life and the isolation. Relationship dynamics will be very interesting.“If there is a love interest, that would be great, but we’ll see what happens.” MAN SEEKS WOMAN TO SHARE DESERTED DONEGAL ISLAND WITH was last modified: September 25th, 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)last_img read more

ATHLETICS: RESULTS FROM DONEGAL NOVICE CHAMPIONSHIPS AT KILLYBEGS

first_imgDonegal Athletic BoardTeam:Novice WomenVenue Killybegs Date 14/10/2012 Position Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total1 Inishowen A.C. 3 6 7 13 292 Finn Valley A.C. 4 5 8 16 333 Lifford A.C. 1 2 15 19 37 4 Rosses A.C. 9 11 12 22 54Team:Novice MenVenue Killybegs Date 14/10/2012Position Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total1 Finn Valley A.C. 1 2 4 5 12 2 Tír Chonaill A.C. 6 12 13 15 463 Lifford A.C. 9 11 16 17 534 Letterkenny A.C. 3 10 18 26 575 Inishowen A.C. 8 24 30 32 94 ATHLETICS: RESULTS FROM DONEGAL NOVICE CHAMPIONSHIPS AT KILLYBEGS was last modified: October 14th, 2012 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:Donegal Novice Championshipslast_img read more

Donegal teacher donates over €6000 to charity following 145km ‘Home to Home’ Walk

first_imgA teacher from Donegal has sent a massive and heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported her during a 145km ‘Home-to-Home’ fundraising walk which raised €6,281 for the Donegal Branch of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland.Elaine McConnell and her dog, Lucy, completed the fundraising walk over three days from her home in East Belfast to her family home in St Johnston, Co Donegal last July.Elaine split the total raised of over €12,726 between The ASI’s Donegal Branch and Alzheimer’s Society in Northern Ireland. ASI Donegal Branch Chair Alastair McKinney with Elaine McConnell Elaine, who works as a behaviour support teacher in Longstone Special School in Dundonald, Belfast, left her home in East Belfast at 7am on Friday, 5th July and arrived in her family home for a special barbecue with family and friends in St Johnston, Co Donegal on the Sunday evening, 7th July.Dementia is very close to Elaine’s heart and she was inspired to organise this solo adventure by her uncle, Bill McVitty, who lived with dementia for 10 years.Bill was always trying to ‘go home’ which is where the idea of ‘Home to Home’ came from. Bill sadly passed away in May after being cared for at home by his wife, Doreen, for many years. Elaine completed the challenging walk in Bill’s memory and was taken aback by the generosity and support that she received from family, friends, colleagues and members of the public which she described as “absolutely phenomenal”.There are an estimated 2,000 people living with dementia in Donegal.The Alzheimer Society of Ireland provides numerous services in Donegal including Day Care, Social Clubs, Alzheimer Cafes and Home Care and also has an active Donegal Branch Office.Donegal teacher donates over €6000 to charity following 145km ‘Home to Home’ Walk was last modified: November 13th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland Donegal Branch.Alzheimerslast_img read more

Drew Remenda on the Sharks: What is needed to stave off elimination

first_imgLike the Sharks, the Vegas Golden Knights toiled through the 82-game marathon season. Like the Sharks, they practiced day after day sharpening their tools. Like the Sharks, they watched countless hours of video looking for every advantage. Like the Sharks, they are one of the best teams in the Pacific Division.However, unlike the Sharks, the Golden Knights are not making catastrophic mistakes that end up with the puck in their net. Also, unlike the Sharks, when they do make a mistake, their …last_img read more