There is not enough trust in Guyana’s political circles

first_imgDear Editor,Guyana’s many problems stem mainly from distrust between the PPP and the PNC. This distrust came about when the PPP split, with Forbes Burnham forming the PNC and Cheddi Jagan holding onto the PPP.It has been over 50 years and yet this distrust in between the PPP and the PNC has not been resolved. This political distrust has translated to social distrust at times leading to racial polarisation between mainly Indians (who tend to support the PPP) and Africans (who tend to support the PNC).Guyana’s problems are not social and economical (per se); it is political which affect the social and economic performance of Guyana.Many social commentators have acknowledged that Guyana has a political problem yet few seem to want to make moves to build bridges to end this distrust.It is now up to the ordinary Guyanese man and woman to say “enough is enough”.The PPP and the PNC are not about to turn over a new leaf and work together to build trust. If anything, the political scene is getting more and more acrimonious as we move into elections. It is either they work together or Guyanese kick them both out of High Office.The problem is that there are no viable alternatives and the PPP and PNC know this.So, what can be done? The only alternative left is to go separate ways. When reconciliation is not working then it is time to explore going separate ways unless Guyanese want to spend the next fifty years repeating the mistakes of the past.Some may say that partition is harsh but the PPP and the PNC is the cause of Guyanese problems as they continually seek to blame each other for everything under the sun.They have to work together or go their separate ways (no point in them dragging the Guyanese society down with them.Yours faithfully,Sean Orilast_img read more

Laboucan Back in Court

first_imgA preliminary hearing is scheduled to be begin later this week in Edmonton, for convicted murderer Joseph Laboucan. Lawyers for the Fort St. John man successfully had the proceedings moved from Fort Saskatchewan to the Alberta capital last week but, Laboucan is not expected to appear at Thursday’s hearing. He’s now charged with second-degree murder, in connection with the 2005 death, of 33 year-old Ellie May Meyer, whose body was discovered in a Strathcona County farm field, in Alberta, on May 6th, of 2005. The now 23 year old Laboucan was also among a group of people convicted, in the 2005 rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl, at an Edmonton area golf course. – Advertisement -He’s currently serving a life sentence in the federal prison in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan but, his lawyers are appealing that conviction. Meyer’s body was just one of many discovered in the vast rural expanses of Strathcona County in recent years and, Laboucan was arrested and charged, as a result of investigations carried out by Project Kare. The joint police task force was formed in 2003, to investigate the deaths of several so-called, “High Risk Missing Persons,” in and around the Edmonton area.Advertisementlast_img read more

Devon Canada makes local SPCA sparkle

first_imgPhoto: Members of Devon Canada take a break to pose infront of the Fort St. John SPCA building on September 11th – Submitted.Devon Canada Corporation Employees spent the day giving back to the community. On Friday, September 11th, they took part in the United Way Day of Caring by helping to improve the facilities at the SPCA in Fort St. John.- Advertisement -The group spent the day painting the cat and dog rooms and doing yard work at the SPCA.last_img

Maradona to coach second-division side in Mexico

first_img0Shares0000Diego Maradona is also president of Belarus club Brest © AFP / Sergei GAPONCULICAN, Mexico, Sep 7 – Argentine legend Diego Maradona has been hired to coach Mexican second-division football club Dorados in his latest foray into management, the club announced Thursday.Maradona’s colorful career has included stints coaching the Argentine national team and a series of clubs around the world, and he had just started a job as president of Belarus side Dinamo Brest in July. But after parting ways with coach Francisco Ramirez Gamez, Dorados managed to convince 57-year-old Maradona to sign up for a spell in Mexico at the club known as “Big Fish”.“Dorados of Sinaloa is pleased to announce Diego Armando Maradona is the new manager of the ‘Big Fish,’” the club said in a statement.“Considered by many to be the best footballer of all time, Diego was known in his playing career for leading teams with guts and fight to carry them to successes that few believed possible,” it said.The club wants Maradona to stay for the remainder of the 2018 season and all of next season, Dorados president Jorgealberto Hank Inzunza told ESPN.“In my conversations with him he’s been very excited to come coach here. Honestly, it was easier to convince him than I thought,” he said.The club first confirmed rumors of Maradona’s hiring with a brief video posted online.“Diego, welcome to the Big Fish!” said a message accompanying the video.Dorados are currently in 13th place in their 15-team league.– Drug cartel –Located on Mexico’s Pacific coast, Sinaloa is home to several famous beach resorts and the drug cartel of the same name, founded by jailed kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman.Maradona himself is no stranger to drugs.He was hit with two doping bans as a player, and has publicly battled with drug addiction, alcoholism and obesity.His erratic behaviour in the stands at the World Cup in Russia led to him needing medical assistance after Argentina’s last-gasp win over Nigeria in Saint Petersburg.Mexico was the scene of Maradona’s greatest triumph: leading Argentina to the 1986 World Cup title.Two moments during that tournament neatly summed up what made him both controversial and great.The first was his infamous “hand of God” goal in Argentina’s quarter-final against England, in which he punched the ball into the net for an ill-gotten goal.The second, four minutes later, was a breathtaking dash in which he single-handedly beat the entire English defense to slot in what would go on to be voted “the goal of the century.”But Maradona has sometimes had a touchy relationship with Mexico.He infuriated Mexicans in June when he said the country did not deserve to host the 2026 World Cup, which it was awarded along with the United States and Canada.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

West Ham midfielder Kouyate to undergo scan

first_img West Ham midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate West Ham midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate will undergo a scan on Monday to determine if he faces a spell on the sidelines after picking up a groin injury against Liverpool on Saturday.Kouyate played through the pain barrier in the second half and was forced to stay on the field late in the game after Sam Allardyce had used all three substitutes.The Senegal international has been one of the star performers for the east London club and produced another superb display as his side recorded an impressive 3-1 win over Liverpool.Allardyce will be praying that the scan doesn’t show any major damage and that Kouyate will be fit to face Manchester United on Saturday.The former Anderlecht midfielder has forged an impressive partnership with Mark Noble and Alex Song at the heart of the West Ham midfield and the West Ham boss will want to name an unchanged team for the trip to Old Trafford. 1last_img read more

TWITTER CAMPAIGN FOR INISHOWEN CYCLEWAY GOES GLOBAL!

first_imgA SIMPLE tweet by an organisation pushing tourism in Donegal has gone global.Cycle Inishowen sent out this map of the old railway lines in the county – and suggested copying the Co Mayo Greenway in this county would bring tourists flocking here.The tweet became so popular that #Inishowen was trending nationally on Twitter last night. It was helped by the endorsement from the North’s joint first minister Martin McGuinness; supported by Donegal TD Padraig Mac Lochlainn.The small business has expressed the hope that the Derry-Carndonagh railway line could be reopened.Here’s hoping…..Oh…and please ReTweet this story using #Inishowen  TWITTER CAMPAIGN FOR INISHOWEN CYCLEWAY GOES GLOBAL! was last modified: January 21st, 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:cycle inishowencycle pathsmartin mcguinnesstourismlast_img read more

DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2012

first_imgTED O’KANEThe death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of Ted O’Kane, Cavan Lower, Killygordon. Removal from the hospital mortuary chapel today, Saturday, at 4pm, going to his late residence. Funeral from there on Monday at 10.30am for 11am Requiem Mass in St Patrick’s Church, Crossroads, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. The house is strictly private please.  Beloved husband of the late Marie and much loved father of Denis, Ann and Mary Lou and brother of Helena, Anna and Betty, daughter-in-law Bridin, grandchildren Hannah and Helen, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and many friends.THOMAS TIERNEY The death has taken place of Thomas Tierney, 31 Glendale Drive, Letterkenny. Removal from Letterkenny General Hospital today at 5pm, going to his brother in law Danny Boyle’s residence on Cullion Road. Funeral Mass in the Church of the Irish Martyrs on Monday at 11am, followed by burial in Leck Cemetery. Any enquiries please to Charlie Mc Clafferty Funeral Directors, Churchill and Letterkenny.SEAMUS BOYLEThe death has taken place at the Donegal Hospice of Seamus Boyle, London, and formerly of Tullymore, Ardara. His remains will leave the hospice today, Saturday, at 2pm going to his sister Noreen’s residence at Portnoo Road, Ardara.  Funeral from there on Monday at 11.30am for Requiem Mass at 12 noon in the Church of the Holy Family, Ardara, followed by burial in the adjoioning cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Donegal Hospice, c/o any family member.MARY DUFFY The death has occurred at her home of Mary Duffy, retired public health nurse, Cottage Farm, Newtowncunningham. Removal from there tomorrow, Sunday, at 1.15pm for Funeral Mass at 2pm in All Saints Church, Newtowncunningham. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Donegal Palliative Care and Alzheimer’s Association –c/o Charlie McClafferty Funeral Director, Churchill and Letterkenny or any family member.SADIE O’DONNELLThe death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of Sadie O’Donnell, 8 Swilly Terrace, Buncrana.Remains are reposing at her home. Funeral from there tomorrow, Sunday, at 12 noon, going to St Mary’s Oratory, Buncrana for Funeral Mass at 12.30pm. Interment afterwards in Cockhill cemetery.Family time from 11pm to 11am.MARY O’DONNELLThe death has taken place at Donegal Hospice of Mary O’Donnell Patrick, formerly of Ranafast. Remains are reposing at her home. Removal from there tomorrow, Sunday, at 10.30am going to the Star of the Sea Church, Annagry for Funeral Mass at 11am, followed by burial in the adjoining Cemetery. House private from 11pm to 10am.  Family flowers only if desired donations in lieu to Donegal Hospice c/o Steven O’Donnell Funeral Director or any family member. * Notices can be emailed to info@donegaldaily.com. There is no charge for this service. DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2012 was last modified: May 5th, 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)last_img read more

IN THEIR OWN PICTURES: DONEGAL HEROES 0F 2012 CELEBRATE CAPTURING SAM

first_imgWE’VE kind of recruited the heroes of 2012 for Donegal Daily…into the wee small hours of a great night in Dublin.This Monday evening they will return home to the hills with Sam Maguire on board.So in the meantime, thanks to all the players (and Shay Given for the bus pic!) for all the pictures. And thanks for a brilliant day; for those of us privileged to be at Croke Park, for all who didn’t quite get there – and all of the Donegal clan around the globe.Jimmy’s Winning Matches  IN THEIR OWN PICTURES: DONEGAL HEROES 0F 2012 CELEBRATE CAPTURING SAM was last modified: September 24th, 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)last_img read more

Holiday Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Cards & Carolers event will feature local high school choirs and cards for people to sign to send to troops overseas, 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Veterans Memorial Plaza on Newhall and Walnut avenues, Newhall. Refreshments will be served. Call Jenny Aurit at (661) 255-4918. Sierra Hillbillies Square and Round Dance Club will hold its Holiday Dance and Bazaar, 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 257-4801. Holiday Concert will feature the Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble, 8 p.m. Friday at the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. For tickets, call (661) 362-5304 or visit www.vitalexpresscenter.com. Santa will visit Santa’s Elf Camp, 12:30 and 2 p.m., and a performance by the Hart High Holiday Band, 1 p.m. Saturday at Granary Sqare, located on the corner of McBean Parkway and Arroyo Park Drive, Valencia. Call Linda Hollingsworth at (661) 296-3408. Pet photos and Christmas cards with Santa, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Pet Supply, 26831 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Any combination of people and animals are welcome. Call Pet Assistance at (661) 260-3140. Cowboys and Carols will feature recording artist Christine Ortega and her band, 6-9 p.m. Saturday in the living room at the Hart Mansion at William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $25 and the donation of an unwrapped gift for the needy is requested. Call (661) 254-4584. Choir of the Canyons will present a joyous and rhythmic concert featuring four vocal ensembles, a piano bass and drum jazz trio, 8 p.m. Saturday at the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Call (661) 362-5304 or visit www.vitalexpresscenter.com. Children’s holiday parade, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday starting at Lyons and Walnut avenues and ending at Hart Park in Newhall where there will be snow, visits with Santa, refreshments and awards. Call Jenny Aurit at (661) 255-4318. International Holidays is a celebration of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Las Posadas with dances from various countries presented by The Gypsy Folk Ensemble, 2-3 p.m. Sunday in the meeting room at the Valencia Library, 23743 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 259-8942. Christmas concert will feature the music ministry groups bringing the joy of Christmas through bells, dance and song, 6 p.m. Sunday at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 297-3783. Puppet show, “Polly Polar Bear and The Prince of the Sea,” will be presented by Swazzle puppeteers, 3:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Newhall Library, 22704 9th St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-0750. Holiday stories and craft, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Valencia Library, 23743 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 259-8942. Holipalooza, a musical variety-show fundraiser, will feature talented local young people, 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $15-$25. Call (661) 799-2702. Living Proof will present a contemporary Christmas concert under the direction of Steve Lively, 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copperhill Drive, Santa Clarita. Admission is free. Call (661) 296-8737. Holiday celebration for children ages 2-12 will feature crafts, games, a bounce house, prizes and a visit from Santa, noon-2 p.m. Dec. 17 at Dr. Richard Rioux Memorial Park, 26233 W. Faulkner Drive, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 222-9536. Hanukkah party, 2-4 p.m. Dec. 18 at Granary Square shopping center on the corner of Arroyo Park Drive and McBean Parkway, Valencia. Co-sponsored by Temple Beth Ami. Call Linda Hollingsworth at (661) 296-3408. 6th annual holiday show, titled “Enjoying the Holidays,” 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at Ice Station Valencia, 27745 N. Smyth Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 775-8686 for ticket information. Family caroling party will meet in the parking lot, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. The caravan of singers will provide the gift of song and spread the holiday spirit to surrounding neighborhoods and return to the church around 8 p.m. to warm up with hot beverages and cookies. Call (661) 297-3783. Jam For Jesus will feature some of the top music artists in Southern California playing a variety of styles from pop to rock, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 21 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 27265 Luther Drive, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-0622. Christmas Eve services with worship led by the Living Proof Choir and Steve Lively, 4 and 7 p.m. Dec. 24 at Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copper Hill Drive, Santa Clarita. Traditional Communion celebration at 11 p.m. Call (661) 296-8737, Ext. 142. Hanukkah pancake breakfast will include breakfast, beverages and Hanukkah fun, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 25 at a private home in Stevenson Ranch. Cost: $15 for adults; children under 12 are free. Sponsored by Hadassah’s Kochava Group. Call Robin Bratlavsky at (661) 297-2960 or e-mail KochavaGroup@yahoo.com. To submit an event for the Holiday Calendar, contact Sharon Cotal at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol” will be presented, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 23 at the Repertory East Playhouse, 24266 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Tickets: $16 for adults and $14 for students and seniors. Call (661) 288-0000. Children’s Holiday Music Program will feature holiday music performed by children from local elementary schools and performers from Vibe Performing Arts Studios, 5-7 p.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 21 outside the food court entrances at Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 298-1220. Follow the Star, live Nativity scene, will feature more than 100 actors re-enacting the life of Christ, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 27265 Luther Drive, Canyon Country. Admission is free. Food or cash donation to the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry is encouraged. Call (661) 252-0622 or visit www.followthestar.com. Candlelight Christmas concert will be presented by the Sanctuary Choir, Praise Orchestra and others, 7:30 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Sunday at Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copperhill Drive, Santa Clarita. Tickets are free, but are necessary in order to be seated. Call (661) 296-8737. last_img read more

Did taxi-firm scoop the €4.4M Lifford lotto loot?

first_imgSpeculation is rife that a firm of taxi drivers have won the latest lotto jackpot.The National Lottery is appealing to players on both sides of the border to check their numbers to see if they are the holders of Saturday’s winning €4.4 million jackpot on a ticket sold in Lifford.Local speculation is in overdrive that a firm of taxi-drivers just a few hundred yards across Lifford Bridge in the Co Tyrone town of Strabane. The golden quick pick ticket, sold at Daly’s Topaz on the Letterkenny Road in Lifford, could have been purchased over the border.Delighted store owner, Austin Daly, said that between 40 and 50 per-cent of his business is from over the border in Co. Tyrone.He said “You never know. We have a lot of passing traffic here as well as a good local trade. So who knows! We are spreading the word to our customers. All in all it’s a great week for Lifford and for Donegal”.He added: “The excitement is unbelievable since news broke late Saturday night that we sold the winning ticket. Everybody is in good form and we have a lot of people coming through hoping the luck will rub off on them!” Meanwhile, the National Lottery revealed today that since Lotto was launched in 1988 Co. Donegal has had a total of 90 Lotto jackpot winners sharing over €116 million.“We are delighted that Donegal has scored its 90th Lotto jackpot win. We are reminding all our players, especially those on both sides of the border, to check their tickets. The winning numbers are: 1, 2, 7, 33, 34, 40 and bonus number was 6.“So far we have had no contact from a lucky winner. What a great way for someone to celebrate Blue Monday if they discover today they have come into this mega win.”Meanwhile, the spokesperson is also reminding players to check if they have matched five numbers and bonus from Saturday night’s Lotto draw to win a cool €283,274. Incredibly this winning Quick Pick ticket was sold down the road from Lifford at G & S Supermarket, Church Road in Carndonagh, Co. Donegal.Did taxi-firm scoop the €4.4M Lifford lotto loot? was last modified: January 17th, 2018 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:Daly’s TopazdonegalLiffordlottolast_img read more