Junior Lone Star’s head coach, Robert Lartey (Coach Pella) has expressed frustration on the failure of the LFA to camp the team, before departing the country on Thursday to honor their 2nd leg clash against the Young Elephants in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.Coach Pella said after the 1-0 victory last Sunday, May 11, 2014, the team has not gone to camp and would not be camping before their flight.Speaking yesterday to the Daily Observer via mobile phone, the coach said camping is a tactic to polish and psychologically prepared for a win.He said also that the major achievement in camping is to knit a team’s spirit.“We use camping to talk to the players during their leisure time at night and early morning hours, to build closeness among the players,” he said, “camping is another method to circumvent players from conflict and embarrassment.”Coach Pella also expressed fear over the morale of his players and appealed to officials of the LFA to visit the players while in practice to rekindle the morale of the players.“Players’ motivation has dramatic effect on the success of the team,” Coach Pella said, “they learn much faster, and keeps winning because nothing is worse than losing control of your team.” He said a 27-man delegation, comprising of 20 players and seven officials would be in Abidjan to pass their second barrier against Ivory Coast after successfully crossing-over The Gambia through a protest.A technical staff, who begged anonymity, also told the Daily Observer via mobile phone, said the letdown of the camping and the refusal of the LFA to increase the players’ per diem from L$200 to L$500 per practice session are sickening.Coach Pella meanwhile urged the LFA to make haste to help the technical staff rebuild the confidence of the team to be able to pull a win on Sunday in Abidjan.The coach said the failure of the LFA to quickly adapt a motivational method on the youthful Lone Star might lead to a worst result.When contacted Secretary General B. Alphonso Armah said, “I don’t think the team will go to camp before their departure on Thursday because we are busy working on the departure of the senior national team.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…warns that attempts to bind Guyana in long-term contract will be reviewedAmid revelations that the Government invited various companies to come and pitch proposals to buy Guyana’s oil, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has warned that any attempts to tie the country into a long-term agreement now will be reversed if his party gets into Government.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoJagdeo was at the time speaking at his weekly press conference and his comments came after a Bloomberg article revealed that companies from the United States, Switzerland and England would be paying Guyana a visit to vie for the opportunity to sell Guyana’s oil.“They are busy trying (to procure companies),” Jagdeo revealed. “They called a company, asking if they can put in a proposal to lift our share of profit oil. But they don’t really want that company”.“They want to say they consulted widely because behind the scenes, they are working on a deal to tie up a long-term contract for the lifting of our share of the oil. And we’re never going to accept that”.Jagdeo suggested that with Guyana less than 80 days away from elections, Government can use ExxonMobil on an interim basis to market Guyana’s share of oil, rather than sign a binding contract at a time when Government should only be engaged in routine functions until elections.“That’s why we argued that if, as the Department of Energy claimed, that our share of the profit oil will come in March of so, then why not allow Exxon to sell for one or two months, until after the elections and put the money in an account. And then you have an open and transparent way of selling our oil through a bidding process”.“And every company that comes, comes with a track record. And they have to bid for who will sell our oil and what price. So while all of this smoke screening is going on, they are tying up corrupt transactions behind the scene. If they stick us with a long-term contract, we’ll be in trouble”.Jagdeo said that the coalition government was even worse than a caretaker government, it was, in fact, an illegal one. While the High Court had declined to pronounce the Government illegal, Jagdeo noted that the Government had no legal mandate.“Maybe liabilities if we break the contract. But we are arguing, they have no right to sign any contract. Because they’ve not just become a caretaker government, they are an illegal government. They could just say the holding arrangement is that anything would piggyback on Exxon, we would check the quantity of oil and leave it at a technical level”.Guyana’s profit-sharing arrangement with ExxonMobil is for 50 per cent of profit oil. But with Exxon reclaiming its investment costs as cost oil, it means Guyana will initially get 12.5 per cent of profit.Originally scheduled for 2020, first oil production has been moved up to sometime this month. It is understood that the initial crude lifts will be one million barrels. With Guyana already agreeing for the first lift to go to Exxon due to “impurities”, Guyana is not expected to get its share until February to March.When it comes to the system governing the crude lifting, which simply means the oil is loaded onto the vessel for transport, Energy Department Head Dr Mark Bynoe had revealed in November that the crude lifting agreement was near completion. He had also laid down timelines for first oil and lifting of the crude.“The Department has signed a contract with a crude marketing specialist, and a commercial specialist, who will be assisting the Department’s preparations for first oil. The Department is working to conclude a similar contract with a petroleum accounting specialist and a contract administrating specialist”.“The crude lifting agreement is being finalised and has advanced significantly. The CLA is expected to be completed in the new week and Government will be a signatory as a lifter of crude, along with the Stabroek co-venturers”.According to Bynoe, their agreement will be based on the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators Crude Lifting Agreement. He explained that it will be customised to reflect the reality of Guyana’s sector.But with the Government having fallen to a No-Confidence Motion since December 2018, and the three months’ constitutional deadline for holding elections having long since lapsed, Guyana is long overdue for elections. Elections are now due on March 2, 2020, and the Opposition wants to ensure the Government does not carry on as though it’s business as usual.
PALMDALE – The Palmdale School District will recruit bilingual teachers from Mexico under a program aimed at fostering mutual understanding between the U.S. and other countries. The goal is to find nine teachers who would work at Los Amigos School, where students are taught in both Spanish and English, and at the district’s junior highs in the 2007-08 school year. “We are short teachers. We are short bilingual teachers. This is one place to find them,” interim Superintendent Roger Gallizzi said. The Exchange Teacher Visitor Program is the result of a 1961 federal law that aims to increase mutual understanding between Americans and people of other countries through educational and cultural exchanges, which assist the U.S. State Department in furthering its foreign policy objectives, a district staff report said. Palmdale previously recruited teachers from Canada in the mid-1990s and Spain in 2000. The recruiting trip to Spain caused some controversy as the board split 3-2 on a vote to authorize it, with some trustees complaining that the district could find qualified bilingual teachers closer to home. At Tuesday’s board meeting, the vote was 5-0. Trustee Sheldon Epstein, who was in the minority in the 2000 vote, said he didn’t have a problem recruiting teachers in Mexico. District officials said they are looking in the United States for teachers, but can’t find the number and type of teachers they need. There is a shortage of teachers in general, especially among those with the expertise to teach math and science, officials said. “We do find qualified instructors in the U.S. We are currently recruiting in New York, the Northwest and Midwest, but they don’t typically have bilingual people in certain areas,” Gallizzi said. Epstein said Palmdale is competing with other areas that have growing Latino student populations. “It’s a case of supply and demand, and the supply is low. We have to look at other options,” Epstein said. The Mexican teachers must possess the proper teaching credentials in their own country and obtain a California credential once they arrive here. They also must take a language-proficiency exam to show fluency in English and pass a basic skills test for new teachers. A worker visa also is required, Gallizzi said. The Palmdale district will help those chosen find a place to live and familiarize them with the community, said Pauline Winbush, director of certificated personnel. email@example.com (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Tuesday March 29, we will announce the entire CanolaFest 2016 line-up. CanolaFest, is presented by Thunder Oilfield.On top of headliner Tim Hicks and special guests the Chris Buck Band on the McIntyre Painting Main Stage, you’ll see 12 local acts from all over the B.C. Peace. Plus this year, we’ve added a second stage for acoustic performances, presented by Peace Country Rentals.Listen to 100.1 Moose FM, or watch our Facebook page for all the details at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday March 29.- Advertisement -Tickets are still available for the show, but going fast. Get your tickets at 1-877-339-8499, online at tigerboxofficeplus.ca or in person at any Tiger Box Office location.
Arsene Wenger felt Arsenal would have beaten Tottenham had Francis Coquelin not seen red at the start of the second half.Aaron Ramsey gave the Gunners the lead in the first half but goals from Toby Alderweireld and Harry Kane after Francis Coquelin’s red card put the home side ahead.Alexis Sanchez saved ten-man Arsenal with 15 minutes remaining and Wenger was pleased with the result, given the position his side found themselves in.He said: “In the circumstances it was a point well earned, but looking at the game it is two points dropped because we would have won this game with 11 vs 11.“When you see how we played with 10 vs 11 you can see how we dropped points today.“I’m very proud of our performance and of course frustrated a little bit with the fact we made a mistake in an important moment of the game and dropped two points.”
A strong field of more than 100 runners turned out for the Drumman NAtional School 5k.Ivan TonerWell-known Letterkenny AC runner Ivan Toner continued his fine form by winning the event in a time of 17.02 followed by the ever-improving Letterkenny post office worker Ed Margey in a time of 17.39.Drumman NS 5k 12/5/2012 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 39 17.02 Ivan Toner SM Letterkenny A C2 6 17.39 Eddie Margey SM Individual3 40 17.57 Barry Meehan SM Letterkenny A C 4 96 18.04 Brian Ferry SM Letterkenny A C5 105 18.40 Barry Coy SM Individual6 17 18.50 Hugh Coll SM Individual7 24 18.58 Mark Mc Paul JM Individual8 69 19.02 Mark Daly M40 Individual 9 25 19.11 Michael Duffy SM Cranford A C10 94 19.16 Kieran Carlin SM Finn Valley A C11 44 19.49 Gareth Kerrigan SM Milford A C12 19 20.05 Joe Hegarty M45 Individual 13 15 20.26 Enda Doherty SM Finn Valley A C14 7 20.30 Martin Mc Ginley M40 Individual15 59 20.37 Dillon Mc Garrigle JM Individual16 9 20.57 James Gibbons M50 Milford A C17 74 20.57 Noreen Mc Gettigan SW Letterkenny A C18 38 21.08 Liam Marley M50 Cranford A C19 107 21.24 Paddy Shields SM Individual20 12 21.25 Manus Peoples M50 Milford A C21 56 21.32 Kevin Gallagher SM Individual22 79 21.40 Terence Boyle SM Individual23 35 22.03 Kieran Burke M40 Individual24 51 22.10 Eddie Doherty SM Individual25 42 22.23 Francis Diver M45 Milford A C26 111 22.25 Brian Hegarty SM Individual27 47 22.28 Damian Daly SM Individual28 2 22.39 Neil Barrett SM Individual29 23 22.42 Nancy Mc Namee W45 Finn Valley A C30 53 22.43 James Doherty M60 Milford A C31 66 22.45 Dermot Mc Bride SM Individual32 60 22.53 Noel Lynch M45 Letterkenny A C33 50 23.00 Hugh O Donnell M50 Individual34 78 23.12 Patrick Doherty M40 Individual35 108 23.14 Noel Kilpatrick SM Individual36 61 23.22 Ciaran Mc Hugh SM Individual37 28 23.29 Sean O Donnell M50 Individual38 100 23.30 Eugene Mc Ginley M45 Individual39 3 23.33 Andrea O Carroll SW Individual40 4 23.34 Aoibheann Walsh SW Individual41 26 23.34 Eugene Mc Ginley M45 Individual42 8 23.36 Marion Kerr SW Letterkenny A C43 27 23.40 Ernie Pollock M50 Individual44 41 23.45 Eamonn O Boyle SM Individual45 106 23.54 Anne Marie Coy SW Individual46 43 24.02 Grace Friel W45 Milford A C47 16 24.22 Paddy Mc Teague M40 Individual48 71 24.27 John Hegarty M40 Individual49 30 24.31 Michael Roche SM Individual50 98 24.41 Nigel Black M40 Individual51 48 24.49 Christopher O Donnell SM Individual52 14 24.53 Lynette Morgan SW Milford A C53 49 25.17 David Leonard M50 Individual54 11 25.23 Tara Hegarty SW Finn Valley A C55 54 25.33 Mary Bond W50 Finn Valley A C56 57 25.37 Alan Mc Nally SM Individual57 62 25.48 Pauric Peoples SM Individual58 65 26.00 Yvonne O Donnell W35 Milford A C59 37 26.15 Tommy Naughton M40 Individual60 22 26.20 Mark Farrer SM Individual61 5 26.30 Cheryl Towns W40 Milford A C62 104 26.30 Martin Mc Gee M45 Individual63 99 26.31 David Mc Namee M40 Individual64 103 26.35 Rosemary McGee W45 Individual65 1 26.36 Mary Martin W60 Finn Valley A C66 76 26.38 Paul Mc Cahill M40 Individual67 34 26.43 Roisin Rose W40 Individual68 21 27.01 Aodh Mc Cormack M45 Individual69 112 27.15 Conor Ferguson SM Individual70 93 27.20 Declan Doherty M40 Individual71 20 27.22 Brenda O Neill SW Individual72 101 27.42 Nigel Keown M45 Individual73 13 27.42 Gerry Hone M45 Individual74 75 27.51 Brenda Mc Cahill W40 Individual75 33 27.51 Bridget Friel W35 Milford A C76 97 27.51 Gerry Durning M50 Individual77 36 28.00 Geraldine Burke W35 Individual78 10 28.01 Declan Friel M40 Milford A C79 102 28.14 Pat Carr M50 Individual80 92 28.19 Nicola Roche SW Individual81 113 29.12 Gerry Brycelend M50 Individual82 52 29.16 Ann Doherty W50 Milford A C83 32 29.24 Josephine Burke W50 Milford A C84 58 29.28 Darren Mc Hugh SM Individual85 110 29.28 Marie Gallagher W35 Individual86 73 29.28 Valerie Coyle W35 Individual87 72 29.32 Siobhan Hegarty W35 Individual88 64 30.03 Sandra Cullen W45 Milford A C89 63 30.05 Ann Gallagher W50 Milford A C90 91 30.07 Grainne Roche SW Individual91 45 30.09 Lee Ponsonby SM Individual92 67 32.04 John Devenney M40 Individual93 77 32.08 Declan Black M40 Individual94 46 32.18 Sarah Doherty W35 Individual95 18 32.18 Sarah Mc Carron SW Individual96 95 32.19 Mary O Donnell W50 Milford A C97 70 32.26 Kerri Boyle W35 Individual98 29 32.49 Joanne Smeaton W40 Milford A C99 68 33.10 Majella Orr W40 Individual100 55 33.10 Siobhan Orr W40 Individual101 109 34.31 Mary Sandilands SW Milford A C102 31 35.03 Marty Houston M40 IndividualTotal Runners: 102DRUMMAN NS 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME? 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A Donegal teenager who helped bag turf for three days claims he was sexually assaulted by an older man he had met while working in a bog.The youth, who was 15 at the time of the alleged attack, claims he was assaulted after being asked to fix a wardrobe at the man’s home.The accused, who is aged 43 and lives in West Donegal, denies the claims during a trial which opened at Letterkenny Circuit Court yesterday (TUES). The teenager, now 17, claims the accused called him and asked him to come to his home and fix a wardrobe and that he would pay him.When he got to the house on April 30th, 2009, the accused man’s mother and friend were leaving to go and get groceries.When the teenager went to the bedroom to try and fix the wardrobe, he heard somebody breathing behind him.He then claims the man pulled down his trousers and pushed him onto the bed.After he landed on the bed, the alleged attacker then pulled down his own trousers and tried to anally rape the teenager.“He tried to stick it in my bum cheeks. I was trying to get him off me but he was too strong for me,” said the youth.He then claims the 43 year old man then turned him around on the bed and performed oral sex on him for a short time.The teenager, who gave evidence by videolink, then claimed he broke free and went outside the man’s house and punched his fist against the wallHe later told a guest of the accused what had happened.He said he had to report the matter to the Gardai but the accused said he didn’t want to and just wanted it all to go away.The man said “I knew by the look of him that something had happened. He was like a rabbit in the headlights.”The teenager eventually told his father and the man said he was very relived.However barrister for the accused, Peter Nolan, said was it not the case that the incident had simply snowballed and that he had made it all up.He alleged that the teenager was actually caught by the accused masturbating in his hallway and was left feeling very embarrassed.He also referred to different doctor’s reports which completely contradicted the evidence given by the alleged victim.The trial before Judge John O’Hagan is expected to conclude today (WED).AT HEARING© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.* Donegaldaily.com – keeping you in touch with all that’s happening in the courts.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyDONEGAL TEENAGER CLAIMS HE WAS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED AFTER BAGGING TURF was last modified: November 9th, 2011 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:Letterkenny Circuit Courtsexual assault
Stencils produced by young people of themselves and the writer to promote Equality and DiversityA DONEGAL writer helping to build peace in England’s troubled inner cities has offered to help settle neighbour disputes in his home county.Rathmullan writer, Patrick Kearney, is leading a major creative writing and visual arts project in some of the more deprived cities and towns in England in the aftermath of the riots there in 2011.‘People Make Cities Not Buildings’ will run for three years and involve hundreds of young people. Patrick told us: “There was serious unrest among many young people in England prior to the street riots in 2011. And contrary to what the press and media said, not all of them were unemployed and from ethnic communities.“Indeed, many were indigenous white English, middle-class, and in full employment. Speaking with them, I discovered that most were angry at what they perceived to be blatant acts of corruption and abuse by politicians, bankers, celebrities, and the religious, for which no one was seemingly held accountable.“Stoking their anger too was the increasing levels of unemployment, the rising costs of living, and huge amounts of public money being spent on ‘white elephant’ projects whilst at street level society was fracturing.“To make an immediate and direct intervention to defuse street tensions and the likelihood of further riots, my project takes place on street corners and in back alleys where young people hang-out. “When, at the start of the project, one rather hostile young fella demanded to know from me, ‘Why are you over here…what do you know?’ I think I successfully broke the ice by replying, ‘Well, being a Belfast lad, I thought I’d show you lot how to riot properly!’“Once securing the trust of the young people, the other project workers and I have enabled the young people to refocus and redirect their amazing energy, talents, and aspirations into positively promoting themselves and other young people as valuable and active citizens with much to contribute to society.“Now, through their street poetry and art, the young people are promoting Human Rights and Fairness for young carers caring for relatives with Dementia, young people experiencing homelessness, disenfranchised from wider society, volunteering in communities as peer mentors in peace-building. This experimental project has been such a success so far, it will be rolled-out to other locations in the UK and Ireland in the future – and that can only be for the common good.’”If you are a community group in the Border Region and would like to discover more about the intervention work that Patrick Kearney does to build better communities experiencing civil conflict including gang warfare, anti-social behaviour, disputes between neighbours or family feuds, please contact the writer via: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.patrickkearneywriting.com HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE NEIGHBOURS? DONEGAL WRITER OFFERS TO HELP was last modified: September 3rd, 2013 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:disputesdonegalpatrick kearneyRathmullan
EXCLUSIVE: LETTERKENNY General Hospital will be rebuilt with bigger and better facilities, Donegal Daily can reveal.Plans to restore the hospital will be unveiled at a public meeting at the town’s Mount Errigal Hotel this afternoon.But we can reveal that the multi-million euro rebuild will also include new recommendations which will see Letterkenny General partner across the border with Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry to see new services for the people of Donegal. Among the ambitious plans contained in a report to the HSE will be the provision of 24/7 acute cardiology care with shared facilities and staff.Those shared facilities will include the use of a cardiology laboratory in Derry.The provision of acute cardiology care in a newly-built Letterkenny General Hospital could see fewer patients no longer having to travel to Sligo Regional Hospital.It’s a major step forward for the hospital with patients previously having to be transferred to other hospitals. The West/North West Hospital Group will hold its first public board meeting at the Mount Errigal at 2pm.The agenda will include an update on the Letterkenny General Hospital recovery plan and details of a major rebuilding programme, presented by Seán Murphy, General Manager of LGH and Bill Maher, Group CEO of the new West/North West Hospital Group respectively.Mr Murphy will outline a proposed timescale for the replacement of facilities destroyed in July’s flood.An interim engineer’s report will say how more than 50mm of rain fell in just over an hour in a catastrophic ‘1-in-100’ years downpour. REVEALED: LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL TO BECOME ACUTE CARDIOLOGY CENTRE was last modified: September 17th, 2013 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:Cardiology unitflood damageLetterkenny General Hospitalnew building
A man who sent sexually explicit text messages and images to at least 10 women has admitted harassment.Jeff Cheyne, aged 58, originally from the Shetland Islands but living in Schull at the time, pleaded guilty at Cork Circuit Criminal Court to 10 sample counts of harassment of women on an indictment that contained 41 charges. Garda Martin Bohane said” “Initially five women contacted gardaí about receiving texts and picture messages of a sexual nature. The messages were all from one number that they did not recognise. Following an investigation, no name was connected to the phone which was pay-as-you-go.”Gda Bohane said that after the initial period of sexual texting, the offences died down for a while. Then more women came forward to complain that they had received similar messages of a sexual nature. He said that, after another lull, the messages started again and more women came forward with statements of complaint.Garda Anthony Roche became involved in the investigation and saw Cheyne on CCTV at a shop getting credit for the phone in question.Cheyne was living in Schull at the time. The address on the charge sheet was Loughtea, Ballina, Co Tipperary, and he has since moved to Co Clare, said his barrister, Ben Shorten.Gda Bohane said there was a total of 10 complainants referable to this accused in a period from 2014 to 2016.“These messages stopped once he was identified by gardaí,” said Gda Bohane. “Once the evidence was put to him he made full admissions. He is from the Shetland Islands.”The accused moved to Donegal in 2000 and lived for a time in Dingle before moving to Schull. He had no previous convictions.Siobhán Lankford, prosecution barrister, said the women were quite distressed by the content of the texts sent to them.There was no evidence about how he got the numbers of the women he was texting or of the precise messages or images that were sent other than that they were of a sexual nature.Mr Shorten said the accused was remorseful and apologetic to the women.“He spoke about the sheer stupidity of his actions,” said Mr ShortenThe barrister said Cheyne’s partner was in court to support him.Mr Shorten asked Judge Gerard O’Brien if he would consider a lengthy adjournment to allow the accused to undergo psychosexual counselling and take part in the Safer Lives programme. Judge O’Brien put sentencing back until October 25.Text pervert lived in Donegal was last modified: May 5th, 2018 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)