DERRY CITY OFFER BARRY MCNAMEE TWO-YEAR DEAL

first_imgBarry McNamee has been offered a two-year contract at Derry City, but may be tempted to move elsewhere.Derry City have offered influential midfielder Barry McNamee a two-year contract in the hope the Ramelton man decides to stay at the Brandywell. McNamee is being courted by several other League of Ireland clubs with both Sligo Rovers and St Patrick’s Athletic keen to acquire the services of the talented central midfielder.McNamee was left out of Peter Hutton’s starting XI for the Ford FAI Cup Final at the Aviva Stadium last month. It was reported at that time that McNamee wasn’t fit to start the final, however when he was introduced as a second-half substitute he showed no signs of any injury and delivered a quality performance.It’s since been reported that he was fit to start the final, and his nose has been put out of joint at the decision to drop.Manager Peter Hutton is desperate to hold on to McNamee and have offered him a two-year deal in the hope he’ll commit to Derry for the next two years.Hutton said, “Barry has been one of our most consistent players this season and while a groin injury certainly didn’t help him before the cup final, he’s been a superb young professional. “He’s a quality player, a big favourite at the Brandywell and having already spoken to him, he wishes to sit back and have a look at his options before making a decision.However, with St Patrick’s Athletic and Sligo Rovers on the hunt for his services McNamee may opt to leave the club over the coming weeks.His brother Tony McNamee has recently signed for Finn Harps, after a spell at Irish League club Glenavon didn’t work out.Ollie Horgan would certainly love to add McNamee to his playing panel for the forthcoming season.However, it’s very unlikely McNamee would want to drop down a division, plus Harps probably wouldn’t have the budget to tempt him to Finn Park. DERRY CITY OFFER BARRY MCNAMEE TWO-YEAR DEAL was last modified: November 21st, 2014 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:Barry McNameeDerry City FCHome-page Sportnewssoccerlast_img read more

Gardai catch TWO drivers speeding at 156kph

first_imgGardai in Letterkenny yesterday nabbed two drivers speeding at 156kph.Both drivers were 56kph in excess of the 100kph speed zone for the area they were in.The two drivers were caught on the same stretch of road. Both will appear at a future sitting of the local court. Gardai catch TWO drivers speeding at 156kph was last modified: September 4th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

South Africa aims for more women in water sector

first_imgMelissa Javan2 September 2015The conversation needed to be changed, according to Nomvula Mokonyane. The water and sanitation minister spoke at a conference in Pretoria on Monday on getting women, who were breadwinners of households, to be providers in national sectors.“How do we inform, incentivise and invest in women-owned businesses and women leaders in water and sanitation,” she asked delegates at the National Women in Water Consultative Conference, where she encouraged them to change the conversation.“How do we change the debate from one of victimisation to one of transformational leadership. We are here to create wealth and prosperity.”Mokonyane spoke of women who walked for more than an hour to fetch water for their households. “An old lady said she was raped along the way. But that will not stop her from fetching water,” she said.More than 200 million hours were spent each day around the world on fetching water. Businesspeople, Mokonyane urged, should not forget people like the women fetching water for their families.“Water is perceived to be a women’s business but the business of water lacks women.” She was planning to shape the Department of Water and Sanitation. “Women should not only fetch water for their households, but they must also be suppliers of pipes and manage reservoirs.”Mokonyane wanted women to be part of the planning, designing and implementation processes of things such as building dams or toilets.New programmeFor this reason, her department had launched the three-year national Women in Water Programme. “The programme comprises a mentorship programme, a women in water business incubator and a women in water forum. The scope of the programme covers all women-owned businesses that are competent and excellent in the provision of services to the department.”It would also focus on women in science and engineering, those in innovation, those in construction, and women in local community initiatives. Other businesses owned by women may be considered based on merit.Mokonyane said the first incubators would be made known in January 2016.Other speakersFemale speakers addressed the conference commission sessions, during which the audience could engage with the speakers and give their input on topics like science and engineering, innovation, construction and local community initiatives.In the construction commission, Dr Thandi Ndlovu, chief executive officer of Motheo Construction Group, said the money the government pumped into infrastructure had been reduced. Despite this, she felt the concern of the country was what would happen to women.The government policy was that at least 30% of its business should go to women-headed companies. Ndlovu said it was important to have a niche for yourself. “Look for the low-hanging fruit. Dams will be built by the grade 9 contractors. Don’t expect to build a dam if it’s not your niche.”She also said the value of partnership was very important in making your business succeed.Khungeka Njobe, the chairperson of South Africa’s Technology Innovation Centre and Aveng Water, said before she had started a business, she asked herself how she could do things differently from what was on the market.She agreed that forming partnerships in business was vital. “Before partnerships, it starts with relationships. Partnerships must be complementary, not just about who you know. We got to know our strengths and skills [before entering a partnership].”She also said that investing should not be postponed. “We’ll keep on saying we do not have the skills. To understand the situation better, investment in things like research should be done.”last_img read more

Opposition must allow House to function, says Government

first_imgThe government on Monday said it was ready for a debate in Parliament on Sports Minister Ajay Maken’s statement on CWG – which had blamed the NDA government for the appointment of sacked Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chief Suresh Kalmadi – appealing the Opposition to “allow Parliament to function”.  The appeal came after the Opposition moved a privilege motion against Maken for allegedly misleading the House.                Union Human Resources Development Minister Kapil Sibal asserted that the government was ready to discuss Maken’s statement on CWG in the House. He, however, said that the Opposition must not hold Parliament to ransom. “We want the House to function under any circumstances. The constitutional process must be followed. All political parties should contemplate. We are for discussion,” Sibal told reporters in Delhi. The government said “parties can have conflicting views”, but the House must be allowed to function. “It is important that the House is allowed to run. Many important bills are pending. We are all responsible to the people of India. We request the opposition to raise the issue inside Parliament,” Sibad said, adding, “We are very happy for any debate.”  The Group of Ministers on media also met to firm up government response to the criticism saying, “we expect the media to regulate itself”. Law Minister Salman Khursheed said, “Let’s strengthen the democracy. Let there be an open debate and the country will decide who is right and who is wrong.” “It is not about a person. During NDA’s regime no one said that BJP leader should resign so that House should function,” Sibal added. Earlier, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan kumar Bansal also met leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj and leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Arun jaitley. The government, however, asserts that it will not accept the privilege motion against Maken.advertisementlast_img read more

UAE sweat over Amoory fitness

first_imgUAE v Saudi Arabia UAE sweat over Omar Abdulrahman fitness Last updated 2 years ago 04:15 8/29/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Edgardo Bauza UAEFA UAE v Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia UAE WC Qualification Asia UAE midfielder Omar Abdulrahman is recovering from a back spasm and is in a race against time to feature against Saudi Arabia. Omar Abdulrahman is a doubt for UAE as they take on Saudi Arabia in the Group B fixture at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium on Tuesday.The Whites have the slimmest of hopes for qualification and are hopeful that their star man can return for the encounter.’Amoory’ has been suffering from a back spasm and while UAE defender Ismail Ahmad is also injured. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Head coach Edgardo Bauza however insists that he will be taking no chances with Abdulrahman and will play him only if he is completely fit.“Only if Amoory is 100 per cent fit he will be on the field,” Bauza said. “We want fully fit players to be there for this crucial clash. What we are looking is to get every point possible and our target is to win this match,” he added.UAE snatched a draw via a late Ali Mabkhout goal against Thailand which left them in fourth place and still in with a mathematical chance of qualification for the 2018 World Cup.UAE winger Omar Abdulrahman (Goal 50)However, they will also have to beat Iraq as well as Saudi to keep their hopes alive.Meanwhile, Bauza has suggested that the opposition have an advantage since the Saudi Pro League is already underway and their players have a few games under their belt as opposed to the Emirati contingent.“The only negative thing is that we didn’t play any official match while Saudi players have played in the league matches.”Only national players from the Al Ain Club come into the contest with a competitive match in the AFC Champions League. But you can be assured we will give everything to script a positive result,” he said.The game kicks off at 2030 GST on Tuesday.last_img read more

CANADA TAKES CENTRE STAGE IN BANNON FILM BASED ON HUAWEI EXEC MENGS

first_img Facebook Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Bannon has said the movie is aimed at exposing ties between Huawei, which he describes as the “greatest national security threat” to the United States, and China’s communist government, which he maintains is “the greatest existential threat the West has ever faced.”He’s also been clear that his objective is to stiffen U.S. President Donald Trump’s resolve to shut Huawei out of development of next generation wireless networks over fears the telecommunications giant is controlled by the Chinese government and its equipment could be used to spy on or sabotage other countries.The film is to be released next month by New Tang Dynasty Television, part of the Epoch Media Group that is closely associated with the Falun Gong spiritual movement and includes the pro-Trump and vehemently anti-Beijing newspaper, The Epoch Times.The 54-minute movie follows fictional Chinese-Canadian journalist Jane Li as she reports on Canada’s arrest of the chief financial officer of Huaxing Hi-Tech; along the way she “exposes the company’s ties” to the Chinese Communist Party and the Chinese military, according to a New Tang Dynasty news release.The film features a Canadian cast, including Eric Peterson of “Street Legal” and “Corner Gas” fame.A trailer for the movie, replete with ominous soundtrack, shows Peterson — playing a character named James MacAvoy and bearing an uncanny resemblance to Canada’s former ambassador to China, John McCallum — meeting with a detained Canadian named Michael.In real life, Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor have been detained in China since December, accused of espionage shortly after Canada detained Meng, who is wanted by the U.S. on charges of fraud related to evasion of American sanctions on Iran.The trailer also shows Peterson telling someone who looks remarkably like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that the Chinese “just arbitrarily sentenced a Canadian to death. There’s no telling where this retaliation will end.”In the New Tang Dynasty news release, Bannon calls the movie “a seminal and timely work exposing the inner workings” of the Chinese Communist Party and Huawei.“Run by a radical cadre of the Chinese Communist Party, China’s Communism today is the greatest existential threat the West has ever faced,” Bannon says. “Huawei, the technology and telecommunications arm of the CCP and the People’s Liberation Army, is the greatest national security threat we have ever faced, as it is already in the process of a global tech domination via 5G and 6G (wireless networks).”Bannon told Bloomberg earlier this month that he hopes the film will be screened for Trump at the White House.“The central issue in the 2020 presidential campaign is going to be the economic war with China: manufacturing jobs, currency, capital markets and technology,” he told the news agency. “Huawei is a key part of that and this film will highlight why it must be shut down.”Joan Bryden ~ The Canadian Press Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement PHOTO: Steve Bannon/Jakob Reimann via Flickr OTTAWA — Canada plays a starring role in a soon-to-be-released film aimed at exposing China’s bid for world domination through technology — produced by one-time Trump strategist Steve Bannon.The film, “Claws of the Red Dragon,” is fiction, but “inspired by” Canada’s arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou and China’s subsequent retaliatory measures, including the detention of two Canadians for alleged espionage and death sentences meted out to two other Canadians convicted of drug crimes. Login/Register With:last_img read more