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Galway and Mayo footballers face injury crisis ahead of crunch qualifier

first_imgprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway and Mayo will meet in a senior championship match outside of Connacht for the first time ever tomorrow evening when the two sides meet in round 4 of the qualifiers at 7pm in the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. A place in the Super 8s awaits the winner but for the loser it’s the exit door from this year’s championship. Both sides lost to Roscommon in the Connacht Championship, but Mayo got back on track with qualifier wins over Down and Armagh to make it into the last 12. While Mayo sweat on the fitness of Aidan O’Shea, Galway have their own midfield injury concerns, with Fiontan O’Curraoin, Tom Flynn and Peter Cooke all struggling. Cein Darcy and Ciaran Duggan are definitely out, leaving Paul Conroy as the only fit midfielder available for selection. Galway manager Kevin Walsh has been speaking to Kevin Dwyer about the big game…last_img read more

Meetings planned to discuss NFL anthem protests

first_imgNFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith will attend meetings next week where team owners will discuss the issue of player protests during the US national anthem, the two sides said on Wednesday.NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell invited Smith to the Oct. 17-18 meetings in New York, where the issue of some players kneeling in protest when the anthem is played before each game is expected to command much attention.“There has been no change in the current policy regarding the anthem,” the two sides said in a statement. “The agenda will be a continuation of how to make progress on the important social issues that players have vocalised.“Everyone who is part of our NFL community has a tremendous respect for our country, our flag, our anthem and our military, and we are coming together to deal with these issues in a civil and constructive way.”The protests, in a league where African-Americans make up the majority of players, have continued through the season, with some players kneeling and others standing arm-in-arm in solidarity.The gesture is intended to call attention to what protesting players see as a pattern of racism in the treatment of African-Americans by US police.The issue has been exacerbated after US President Donald Trump said last month that players who did not stand during the anthem should be fired, prompting many NFL players to kneel and lock arms in solidarity.The NFL requires players to stand for the anthem and face the American flag, but no player has been disciplined for a protest.League spokesman Joe Lockhart, speaking during a conference call, said the issue had overshadowed the season and owners would discuss it in the hopes of getting “back to football”.last_img read more

An open letter to President Granger

first_imgDear Excellency President Granger,First, let me thank you for your humanitarian suggestion to invite to Guyana our Caribbean brothers and sisters from Dominica, who have suffered from the ravages of Hurricane Maria.I would like to think that you would hold community meetings to hear the views of citizens, because they are the ones who would have to host the Dominicans.More than anyone else, YOU should be aware that Guyana is facing a socio-economic crisis. The closure of some sugar factories has caused increased unemployment. Employers would soon be forced to send home workers if the economic situation continues.I would like you to give details to the nation on how you intend to accommodate and employ Dominicans.Mr President, on many occasions I have heard you said that you are a man of truth. I have no reason to doubt you. You have spoken about lands that you would make available to Dominicans for agriculture, but does your Government have the resources to build the infrastructure in a new environment for these refugees?How much would it cost the Government? From where would you find the funds to build roads, houses, schools, hospitals, etc, and supply electricity and water? History has taught us there is a price to charity.Is your invitation to the Dominicans a way of getting more people to vote for you?  I have no problem with that. If I were in your position, I would do the same.Most of your ministers are conjuring a dream that oil will bring salvation to Guyana. But this is really a pipe dream.An article posted on AlterNet by Nafeez Ahmed stated that the oil industry is crumbling. He wrote, “It’s not looking good for the global fossil fuel industry. Although the world remains heavily dependent on oil, coal and natural gas – which today supply around 80 percent of our primary energy needs – the industry is rapidly crumbling.”In an article published in Clean Tecnica, Paul Gilding wrote that the fossil fuel energy industry is now entering terminal decline.  Gilding wrote, “It’s time to make the call – fossil fuels are finished.”Guyana should take a look at the economic crisis that is now bedevilling Trinidad, which depends heavily on oil.All politicians are known to spin hopes and dreams for their constituents.Mr President, please explain how you intend to accommodate Dominicans in the wake of abysmally low oil prices worldwide.Sincerely,Jai Sears,Grenadalast_img read more

Wakenaam man slapped with illegal fuel possession charge

first_imgA truck driver from Bell Plaine, Wakenaam Island, Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), was arraigned on an illegal possession charge on Thursday before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Suddie Magistrate’s Court.Beemaul (only name) is accused of having 150 gallons of diesel in his possession on December 15, 2015 without authorisation from the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA).The 48-year-old truck driver pleaded not guilty to the charge and told the court he was in the process of settling the issue with the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA).The GEA officer who was present in court told the Magistrate that indeed the matter was being discussed in an effort to resolve the issue.As such, Beemaul was placed on ,000 bail and the case was transferred to the Wakenaam Magistrate’s Court. It will come up for hearing on May 25.last_img read more

Students to be relocated to East La Penitence Primary building

first_imgBrickdam Secondary closure…East La Penitence students to be transferredBy Ramona LuthiBrickdam Secondary School is scheduled to be permanently relocated to the East La Penitence Primary School building during this month, as a result of the Education Ministry keeping its promise to provide safer and more sanitary facilities for the students and teachers attached to the secondary school.Brickdam Secondary SchoolThis information was relayed to the teachers of the Brickdam Secondary School during the latter part of July.The teachers, speaking to Guyana Times, said that the East La Penitence Primary had a little over 100 students, and so this school would be phased out and the pupils transferred to other primary schools closer to their homes.Although the new location raised some concerns, the teachers of Brickdam Secondary School expressed satisfaction in being provided with better facilities for the students of the school.Earlier in June, the teachers of the school staged a protest and refused to work until their concerns pertaining to the unsanitary and hazardous conditions of the school’s original building were addressed.In response to that sit-in by the teachers, Chief Education Officer Olato Sam shut down the school, and asked students to return home while requesting that teachers vacate the premises after submitting all school records.A few days later, a Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) meeting was held at St Stanislaus College with the Chief Education Officer, Assistant Chief Education Officer Leslyn Charles, the Principal Education Officer responsible for schools in Georgetown, the District Education Officer in Georgetown, other representatives of the Ministry, the PTA Board Chairman, and scores of parents and students of Brickdam Secondary.At the meeting, Sam highlighted that after being informed that the teachers of the Brickdam Secondary School were on strike, he, along with members of the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) and other officers of the Education Ministry, met with them in an effort to resolve the issues. The Chief Education Officer said that it was his understanding that a compromise was made between himself and the teachers whereby emergency repairs would be conducted, and teachers would resume working for the remaining weeks of the school’s term, giving the Ministry time to implement permanent restoration measures at the school for the new term in September.However, after he found that this was not the situation, as he was informed that the teachers still refused to work, Sam explained that this resulted in his decision to have the school closed, students relocated to other schools in order to continue their secondary education, and teachers to different educational facilities.According to the Chief Education Officer at the time, the students would be admitted to Grade “A” schools such as North Georgetown Secondary, Christ Church Secondary, Central High School and North Ruimveldt Multilateral High School for the rest of the term while the Ministry assessed its options to provide a permanent solution.However, this announcement resulted in a massive disruption within the gathering as parents chanted “No!” to the list of schools provided by Sam.Following this meeting, an emergency press briefing was conducted in the Ministry’s Boardroom where Sam announced that the new decision was for teachers and students to complete the semester at the old building and be relocated to a new building for the new term in September.The teachers had all formally agreed to this and affixed their signatures to the document as an indication of same.last_img read more

Chelsea winger joins Sevilla

first_img Gael Kakuta in action for the France Under-20 side 1 Chelsea winger Gael Kakuta has joined Sevilla, the Spanish side have confirmed.The Frenchman joined Chelsea in 2008 but made just 16 appearances for the club, only six of which were in the Premier League.He was sent on loan six times but is leaving Stamford Bridge on a permanent basis this summer.And he has opted to join Europa League winners Sevilla despite late interest from St Etienne.The Spanish side were impressed with Kakuta’s performances on loan at Rayo Vallecano last season and have confirmed the news on their website.last_img


first_imgThe superb An Grianán Hotel in Burt has been awarded for its dedication in providing top-class customer excellence in the hospitality sector by being inducted into the TRIP ADVISOR HALL OF FAME.Travel giants TRIP ADVISOR are world renowned and getting recognition from them is no mean feat, but management were overwhelmed when they learned that they had been inducted in the hall of fame for excellence. Marketing manager Ron Kerrigan said, “We are extremely proud to announce that we have been included in the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame.“We have won the individual Award for the last 5 years in a Row and hence have been given Hall of Fame status.“Every one at the Hotel is thrilled to gain yet another Award and are very pleased to welcome a prosperous many years to come.Not content with that, An Grianán Hotel were then also awarded with a prestigious award from the Derry-Londonderry Chamber of Commerce. Ron added, ” We’d also like to take this opportunity to mention how proud and happy we are to have received such a Prestigious Award from the Derry~Londonderry Chamber of Commerce.“We proudly scooped ‘Best Tourism Initiative’ 2015 for the Hotel’s Celtic Feast Nights and Old Church Restaurant.“Staff at the Hotel are thrilled to have won this award as it shows recognition for the hard work and determination put in to not only promote the Hotel but all things great about Inishowen’s heritage and Culture also.AN GRIANÁN HOTEL INCLUDED IN THE TRIP ADVISOR HALL OF FAME FOR EXCELLENCE was last modified: June 16th, 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:An Grianan Hotel BurtBusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SATURDAY Weekend workshop for those who are divorced, separated or widowed, titled “Who Am I Now That I Am Alone?” 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Cost for the three days: $20. Call (661) 297-3783. Free Creativity Symposium, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Saugus High School auditorium, 21900 Centurion Way, Saugus. Visit Eric Carle story time, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Dance workshop with Mia Michaels, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Saugus High School gym, 21900 Centurion Way, Saugus. Cost: $100 for dancers and $5 for spectators. E-mail Weekend workshop for those who are divorced, separated or widowed, titled “Who Am I Now That I Am Alone?” 12:30-5 p.m. at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Cost for the three days: $20. Call (661) 297-3783. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Music jam session, 2 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Local musicians welcome. Call (661) 252-6885. MONDAY Santa Clarita chapter of the Los Angeles County Bike Coalition will meet, 6:15-7:30 p.m. at the Town Grind Coffee Cafe, 23414 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call Maria Gutzeit at (661) 670-0332. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Marketing Basics workshop, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $20. Call (818) 899-7355 or visit Talk & Tea with Ronda B. will discuss the topic “Senior Safety,” 10:30 a.m.-noon in Rooms 1 and 2 in the main Clinic Building at Kaiser Permanente, 27107 Tourney Road, Valencia. Call Ronda Bestle at (661) 222-2405. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Boating safety class, titled “Basic and Advanced Coastal Navigation,” 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 268-0143. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Betty Winn will present information on one of the nation’s top Jewish day schools, 9:30 a.m. at Temple Beth Ami, 23023 Hilse Lane, Newhall. Call (661) 255-6410. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit for location. Dual Diagnosis Group for those who are chemically dependent and affected by mental illness, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Francis Counseling Center, 25050 Avenue Kearny, Suite 101, Valencia. Call (661) 294-2880. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. THURSDAY Groundhog Job Shadow Day will allow students to shadow local workers throughout the day. Call Ann Kerman at (661) 259-0033, Ext. 776. Santa Clarita Corvette Club will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-4675. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit for location. FRIDAY Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355.last_img read more

Real Madrid to raid Chelsea AND Man United, Liverpool want £25m for Sakho

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers…Real Madrid are planning a full-scale attempt to sign David de Gea this summer. The Spanish giants are ready to break the bank to sign the Manchester United goalkeeper – and are also determined to land Chelsea’s star forward Eden Hazard. (Daily Mirror)Arsene Wenger may not be wanted at Arsenal – but he could be offered a job at Real Madrid. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is an admirer of the Frenchman and could try and tempt him with the manager’s job or a sporting director role. (Daily Mirror)Crystal Palace will make a concerted effort to sign loanee Mamadou Sakho this summer, but his stellar performances for the club could price them out of the market. Liverpool will look to sell the France international in the off-season. But interest from Southampton and Italian clubs could push the asking price for the in-form central defender towards £25million. (Independent)Crystal Palace are expected to offer Wilfried Zaha a new contract to make him the club’s best-paid player in the summer in an attempt to ward off interest in the Ivory Coast forward from a host of Premier League sides. (Guardian)Liverpool are ready to hand Dejan Lovren a new and improved contract before the end of the season. (Liverpool Echo)Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti will hold talks over his future at the end of the season – putting a host of Europe’s biggest clubs on red alert. The 24-year-old has been linked with a summer move away, amid interest from Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester United and Juventus in his homeland. (Daily Mirror)Eddie Howe still wants to sign Jack Wilshere from Arsenal in the summer. The midfielder has been left out by loan club Bournemouth in recent weeks, but Howe is ready to do battle with West Ham for the 25-year-old, whose Gunners deal expires next summer. (Daily Mirror)Jose Mourinho is keen for Aitor Karanka to join him at Manchester United. Karanka was sacked by Middlesbrough last month with the club sliding towards the relegation zone. He worked alongside Mourinho at Real Madrid for three years, helping the Spanish giants win the La Liga title. (Daily Express)last_img read more

Christian Eriksen claims Tottenham of old would have lost 6-0 to Juventus

first_img Christian Eriksen 1 Christian Eriksen admits the old Tottenham would have crumbled after falling two goals behind to Juventus and believes their comeback demonstrates their progress under Mauricio Pochettino.Spurs have a place in the Champions League quarter-finals within reach after they snatched a 2-2 draw and a pair of precious away goals from the first leg in Turin on Tuesday.The outlook was bleak when Gonzalo Higuain scored twice for Juve in the first nine minutes but Tottenham dug in, with Harry Kane and an Eriksen free-kick salvaging what felt like a victory at the final whistle.When Pochettino first arrived in 2014, he took over a team that had regularly been thrashed by the big sides, their mental fragility exposed whenever the pressure mounted.But Eriksen, who was at his sparkling best at the Allianz Stadium, believes those days are now long gone.“Of course we are building on every season compared to when I arrived here four or five years ago now,” Eriksen said.“The games against the top teams when you are 2-0 down after nine minutes you lose 6-0. That’s the thing we’ve changed with the manager coming in, with the players we have here.“Everyone has grown up and they are not going to lie down if they are 2-0 down anyway.“Tottenham, compared to what it was when I came to what it is now, is completely different. That’s up to the manager, up to the players and the quality we have in the squad really.”Pochettino’s reputation continues to grow, particularly given Tottenham had already beaten Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in this year’s competition.Eriksen insists the players are not worried about the future of their manager.“No, the players are happy with him, the club is very happy with him,” Eriksen said.“Of course, it’s his decision but I think what’s he’s building here he would like to be part of it. I think that’s what he showed when he signed the new deal, a long-term deal.“Of course there will be interest from other clubs because he’s doing really well but hopefully he’ll stay. We don’t really think about that.”Spurs will face an altogether different challenge on Saturday, when they take on Rochdale in the FA Cup and a muddy pitch that caused the League One club’s fixture against Fleetwood last weekend to be postponed.Pochettino has not hidden his dismay at the surface, which is being relaid this week, but his side cannot afford to be distracted.They are under pressure to end Tottenham’s 10-year drought without a trophy.“I don’t know if you ever feel ready to win a trophy, most clubs are just used to it,” Eriksen said.“Tottenham are not used to it but of course we are going to give everything we can to get as close as possible to get our hands on a trophy. To get close is the first step.”last_img read more