In Your Neighbourhood

first_img Mico maintain good form Four teams maintain perfect records Four teams have perfect records in the Jamaica Domino Federation-City of Kingston Cooperative Credit Union Portmore-St Catherine League after five rounds of matches. Defending champions Fort International racked up their fifth win in as many matches as they whipped Garveymeade 300-217. Also winning five of five games are Eradication who thrashed Exceptional 300-242; Waterhouse United, also with a perfect record, dismantled Mechanical Strikers 300-270 and Spring Village, also unbeaten, stunned Braeton All Stars 300-235. However, the biggest upset of the fifth round was Correctional Services’ shock 300-295 win over Links United (Formerly Spit Fyah). In other games, Naggo Head stopped Felluchi Strikers 300-290; Right Stuff beat Masterpiece 300-288; Kens Wildflower defeated Memory Lane 300-286 and Soursop Tree got past Chedwin Strikers 300-256. Tafari Lions roar on in St Elizabeth Tafari Lions expended their best start in the St Elizabeth Magnum Major League by knocking over Great Bay Lions 4-1 in sixth round play. They have now scored three wins in their last four games, dropping points only after a 1-1 draw with Real Treasure Beach FC in the third round. However, the highlight of the fourth round was the loss sustained by the previous joint second placers, New Holland Club and Middle Quarters. In two remarkable results New Holland were beaten 3-1 by Real Treasure Beach while Middle Quarters went down 2-0 to a resurgent Appleton. Tafari Lions lead with 14 points and they are followed by the trio of Treasure Beach, Appleton and New Holland with 10 points each. The Mico University have continued their good form in the intercollegiate 50 overs cricket competition. Led by a four-wicket haul from Oshene Wilson and a half century from Odain McCatty they defeated visitors University of Technology (UTech) by eight wickets on Tuesday to record their third straight win in the competition. Scores UTech 165 all out off 44.3 overs, Mico 166 for two off 25.5 overs. Delbert Gayle, 59, and Anthony Brown 40 were the leading scorers for UTech against Wilson with four for 29 and Joseph Lemmie, two for 25. In reply Mico cruised to victory. McCatty hit 74 not out with eight fours and two sixes while skipper Antwain Stephens hit an unbeaten 53 (3×4, 2×6). Mico are now sole leaders of the competition with a perfect nine points from three matches. Professional walkers Jon Oliphant and Natasha McKenzie wrote a bit of local history for themselves after winning the Knox High School 5k Run Walk race in Spaldings last weekend. Oliphant won the 5.2 K walk in 29 minutes by a city block, while McKenzie had no challengers in the female section, winning in 33 minutes. The two had previously won the walk races organised by the Knox Junior and Knox Community College. Semi-final places loom in South Central Confed league There is no change again at the top of the South Central Super League following nine rounds of matches in the preliminary stage. St Bess FC of St Elizabeth and Tru-Juice of St Catherine, who entered the round on 19 points each were pegged to just one point each after both had drawn results. St Bess who has the overall lead on goal difference, were held 0-0 by struggling Hillstars of Manchester while Tru-Juice ended 2-2 against parish counterparts Dunbeholden. The two front runners, along with former National Premier League campaigners Rivoli and Sporting Central, are now on course for the semi-finals. Black Star of St Elizabeth and Dunbeholden are, however, still in striking distance. Interestingly, New Bowens of Clarendon, who are in tenth place on seven points, were the only team to record a win and this came in a 2-0 effort against parish mates Kemps Hill, who are unlikely to avoid relegation at this stage. Porus take over Major League leadcenter_img Manchester Division One kicks off The Manchester Division One, which is in its third year of sponsorship from alumina giant Jamalco, kicked off with much fanfare at the Brooks Park last weekend. As in previous years, there was an opening ceremony and a dress parade from which teams earned prizes. Among the speakers were Manchester Football Association president Dalton Wint and Errol Davy, senior community relations officer at Jamalco. Wint, in a short address, hailed Jamalco for their sponsorship at a difficult time for grass roots football. Daley said that Jamalco were desirous of seeing not only quality football but disciplined football. Twelve teams will take part this year, with two preliminary zones of six teams. The top two from each zone will advance to the semi-finals. Two matches were played on opening day. Newcomers Silent Hill surprised former champions Old England 2-0 with both goals coming from Jermaine Austin. The final game of the day saw Los Perfectos coming from a first minute 0-1 deficit to whip Plouden 3-1. Later this week, Clandon Strikers FC defeated New Green CC 1-0, with Richard Campbell getting the winner in the 72nd minute. Hot Edgewater FC face Braeton in semis Red hot Edgewater will clash with Braeton United in the opening game of a double-header in the semi-finals of the Portmore Division Two Football League tomorrow, at the Cedar Grove Sports Complex. Match time is 1 p.m. Edgewater warmed up for the semi-finals with a big 5-0 thrashing of Westchester in their final preliminary round game. Edgewater also defeated their semi-final opponents 3-0 two weeks ago. In the second semi-final at 3 p.m. Southborough will oppose Racing United. In results last Sunday, Braeton surprised Southborough 3-0; Racing United clipped Cumberland 3-2 and Waterford drew 3-3 with Three West. Porus are now the sole leaders of the Manchester Football Association Magnum-Captain’s Bakery Major League after outscoring Alligator Pond 3-2 in a contest which lived up to its top of the table clash billing. The two had been locked on nine points heading into the round. In fact, this deadlock had remained since round one. John Dennis gave Porus the lead in the 30th minute, but Kenji Thomas found the equaliser in the 44th sending the game to a 1-1. Dane Seaton’s strike in the 60th put Alligator Pond into the lead for the first time. However, late goals from Mark Thompson (85th) and Sanjay Whittingham (90th) sealed the win for Porus. In other results from the round, Star Zone Academy and Technical Strikers drew 1-1 while Comfort tagged former champions Mile Gully 3-0. Oliphant, McKenzie dominate Knox 5K Henriques tops Pre-Florida Open Pistol show Orville Henriques continued his amazing dominance of home turf at the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club by easily winning the Pre-Florida Open pistol tournament last weekend in Lincoln, Mandeville. Henriques has not lost a single competitive match in Mandeville since August 2014 and he was fastest on all eight stages and dominated the points except for Stage Four dubbed This can hurt you, where Paul Dixon surprised all with victory. Thomas Jones finished second overall with 71 per cent followed by Ellsworth Dixon at 68 per cent. Budding shooter Lyle Swaby shot a creditable 61 per cent to finish fifth, edging out Alvin Amore. Established pro, Owen Campbell, had his worse finish in terms of percentages since 2014, managing sixth at 42 per cent.last_img read more

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Police issue plan to ease Christmas Eve traffic congestion

first_imgThe Guyana Police Force has outlined strategic routes for high-traffic areas today, as many motorists will be using the roadways for their Christmas Eve activities.On Monday, it was announced that in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), vehicular traffic proceeding south from the Parika Stelling would proceed east into the Parika Old Road.Vehicular traffic last week at West DemeraraFor Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), there will be no entry to east-bound traffic on Robb Street, between Alexander and Light Streets. At Bourda, there will also be no entry of vehicular traffic between Regent Street and North Road.Meanwhile on Regent Street, Georgetown, no entry will be permitted to east-bound traffic between Avenue of the Republic and Albert Street between 15:00h and 23:00h.In Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), vehicles proceeding east will be diverted north into Bennett Dam, Rosignol and Burnham Avenue will be closed to southbound traffic.Over in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), there will be a road closure at Main Street, New Amsterdam between St Ann and John Streets. Vehicles proceeding east will be diverted north or south into Rose Hall Access Road and vehicles proceeding west will be diverted north or south into JC Chandisingh School Street.Adding to that, Independence Road has been closed for vehicular traffic proceeding north. Vehicles proceeding south will be diverted west into Bank Road, Corriverton. Those proceeding north will be diverted into Number 79 Access Road.This traffic control mechanism comes just a few days after residents of West Demerara requested better traffic management, owing to the build-up of vehicles for hours. The Christmas season has resulted in many traffic jams along the West Demerara Public Road, with lines extending hundreds of metres.Last Thursday, several motorists and taxi operators had called for better traffic management, especially at the Harbour Bridge and Vreed-en-Hoop junction in the early hours of the day.In the morning, one driver told Guyana Times, he would spend 35 minutes travelling from Goed Fortuin to the junction – a journey that in normal circumstances would take just over 10 minutes. This is owing to motorists boycotting the lines to use the sidewalk, coupled with an increase in holiday shoppers crowding the streets.Police Commissioner Leslie James recently spoke about traffic and carnage on the roadways, stating that motorists must develop better attitudes. He said that road users need to change their attitude, for there to be a significant reduction in minor, serious and fatal accidents.last_img read more

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Ex-students plan show to honor teacher

first_imgHe said he was visiting Peterson on a recent trip to San Francisco when they both realized that much of their success as adults was possible because of Nakamura’s influence. “\ were friends and we’d compete with our art. I thought, `Where did it all come from?’ I never thought I could do art as a career, until I’d met Yosh,” said Strout, 62, who now lives in Huntington Beach. “He directed us – silently but effectively.” That’s when Strout suggested to Peterson that they organize a reunion-themed art exhibit in honor of Nakamura. Now, 39 of Nakamura’s former students from Whittier High and Rio Hondo College plan to exhibit their artwork on July 7 at the Whittier Art Gallery, alongside the work of their former teacher. While the show might prove that a good teacher can continue to inspire long after the final test is graded, the ever-humble Nakamura, 81, of Whittier said the inspiration goes both ways. WHITTIER – As Whittier High School students in the early 1960s, Lorne Perterson and Don Strout enjoyed a friendly rivalry over who was the campus’ top artist, often entering art competitions organized by their teacher, Yoshio Nakamura. Eventually, Peterson went on to create the special-effects models used in all six of the “Star Wars” movies. He also won an Academy Award for similar work on “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” in 1984. Strout became a commercial graphic artist for numerous sporting magazines, including Surfer magazine. “I never thought so many students would come forward to participate” in the upcoming exhibit, he said. Nakamura said the “art seed was planted early” in him when he was able to visit art museums while stationed in Europe during World War II. He later went on to earn a fine arts degree from USC through the G.I. Bill. “I don’t think anything like this has ever been done,” he said of the reunion exhibit. “It’s turning into a much bigger thing than anyone imagined.” Peterson said Nakamura inspired by steering students in the direction of their particular talents. “\ was a real inspirational character,” said Peterson, 62. “He would say, `consider this,’ or `what about this, maybe you can think about it this way.’ He prompted us to think.” pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Exclusive Interview: Mourinho on Chelsea, Van Gaal and the Premier League title race

first_img“My club did a fantastic job and not just because of what we bought, a fantastic job because we did it almost in record time,” says Mourinho. “We knew the targets, the club attacked them and their clubs at a very early stage and we did exactly what we want.”Will there be more?“I don’t think so. The market is open but we are happy with what we have. We feel that our squad is what we want. We don’t want a squad of only end-products, we also want to bring to the first team three, four or five under-21s and develop players, so we are happy with the balance that we have.”There’s that whiff of red herring again. Spinning lines, raising eyebrows and offering the occasional smirk are all part of the package that has won Mourinho almost as many enemies as admirers over the last decade. His divisiveness is something of which he’s more than aware, though. As part of a recent online Q&A, Mourinho was asked what advice he would give to a young coach aspiring to work in professional football. His response: “10yrs ago i would say be yourself and believe in urself. Now, i would say be what people want you to be.”It probably wasn’t the response expected, but Mourinho clearly feels it’s an approach that would solve a lot of his problems (not to mention save him a lot of cash in FA fines).“It’s more difficult to arrive at the top being the person I am. In this moment, image plays a very important role – and not because football has changed but because the world has changed. Communication has changed a lot.” 7 This interview appears in the current edition of Sport magazine. Download the free iPad app from the Apple Newsstand, and follow on Twitter @sportmagukWhich part of the following passage is the red, absolutely stinking herring?“The first point is to congratulate my players. They did everything they could; fought from the first to last minute… Secondly, congratulations to Sunderland. It doesn’t matter how, or in which way they won, but they won… Third point, I want to congratulate again: this time Mike Dean. His performance was unbelievable and when referees have unbelievable performances it’s fair to congratulate them.”Jose Mourinho’s deadpan delivery of the words above came in the aftermath of Chelsea’s shock 2-1 defeat by Sunderland last season – a game in which a disputed penalty inflicted the Special One’s first home Premier League defeat in 78 games as Chelsea manager.His heavily sarcastic ‘praise’ of referee Mike Dean won him a £10,000 fine from the FA. A few months on, it clearly still rankles. 7 7 “That’s why I like the Premier League so much. At this moment nobody knows who is going to win the title. I know that we want to and I know that we can, but it’s the kind of competition where I can’t say. During my time in Italy, when the league started each season I knew it would be Inter first, Milan second, or Milan first, Inter second. When I went to Spain it was Barcelona first and Real Madrid second or Real first, Barcelona second. In this moment I think the league is between us, Liverpool, Arsenal, Man United and Man City. Who is going to be first? Who is going to play Europa League? I don’t know.“What I know is that I start the league playing in Burnley, which is a team that were in the Championship last season – and I have to be worried, because if we want to win the three points we have to be at the top of our game. That’s the Premier League.”And with that, Mourinho shakes us firmly by the hand and departs, his final words in this case ringing true – with not a hint of herring.Jose Mourinho is a BT Sport ambassador and football expert. This season BT Sport will show 38 Barclays Premier League matches exclusively live, plus top games from the FA Cup, UEFA Europa League and live action from more top-flight football leagues than any other UK TV provider Jose Mourinho Does that mean Mourinho would do things differently then, given his time again? “If I was to start again today I know I would be the same person,” he laughs. “I would follow exactly the same principles, having the same kind of problems I had during these years and following the same direction. That’s the problem: I am myself.“So, for example, when last season I played against Sunderland and I lost because of an unbelievable mistake by the referee, probably the best thing to do is to smile to the referee and to say to the media: “such a nice man, such a nice ref. he did a mistake but he didn’t want to do it.” Maybe that’s the right way? But I can’t do it… so it gives me some problems. But I can cope with them because I am a made man – I am a made manager. For a young manager to succeed facing these kind of situations though, it’s not the same. It is more difficult.“Being a manager, sometimes it is important that you are what people want you to be. Or at least that you pretend, so that people think you are what you aren’t. So for a young manager I would say be yourself and believe in yourself – but think a bit about the profile of the world you are working in.”Friends ReunitedWhile Mourinho might be thinking more about keeping the likes of club owners and directors on side with his comments above, over the years, various opposing managers have felt the red mist rising after their dealings with him. It’s one reason why the recent arrival of Louis van Gaal into the Premier League as manager of Manchester United could provide a fascinating sideshow to meetings between the sides this season.The Dutchman took over from Bobby Robson as Barcelona manager in 1997, by which time Mourinho had worked his way into the role of astute assistant coach. The pair worked closely together for three years, during which time Barcelona won two La Liga titles. It also became increasingly clear just how highly van Gaal regarded his young apprentice when Mourinho was entrusted with coaching duties of Barcelona’s B team.“It was a fantastic experience for me,” says Mourinho. “I was very, very young and to be assisting people of their dimension – with Bobby Robson too – was fantastic. Louis was important in my career and I’m always grateful. I never forget people that supported me in my career, and Louis was one of them.”But what becomes of that friendship now? Is it possible to maintain friendships with rival managers fighting for the same trophies, the same league positions and the same points? “It’s not impossible. It is difficult to feed that relationship every day though. So even if I have a very good feeling with some manager in London, for example, um…Big Sam. We live in the same city, we work in the same city, we like each other, do we have conditions to feed day by day that relationship? It’s very difficult. But good feelings? I have with lots of them.” 7 7 7 “Last season I played against Sunderland and I lost because of an unbelievable mistake by the referee. And probably the best thing to do in that moment is to smile to the referee and say to the media: ‘Such a nice man, such a nice ref. He did a mistake, but he didn’t want to do it.’ Maybe that’s the right way?”But you find that difficult?Mourinho laughs, shaking his head: “I can’t do it. I have to be honest. I can’t do it.”The Chelsea manager is speaking to Sport high up in the BT Tower in London, where he’s announcing his new role as an ambassador and expert for BT Sport. The timing is interesting, coming at the beginning of a season that many predict could make or break Mourinho’s return to a club where he has put his legendary status on the line. He later admits there will be some things in his broadcaster’s role he would “like to do, but can’t because I’m a manager from a top club in the Premier League and I have to protect my job; I have to protect my club”.But Mourinho says he still thinks he can help the channel to become what he calls a “winning project”, albeit in his own “humble way”. Naturally.The Special TenThe Portuguese manager’s second season at Stamford Bridge – the second time around – also marks a decade since his first arrival in west London in June 2004, when he famously announced himself as “a Special One”. Some ten years on, then, is it the same “special” Mourinho who will take Chelsea to Burnley for their first game of the season on August 18?“I am the same man, no doubts about it,” he says. “But ten years is a long time and, if you don’t change at all in that time, I think it’s bad. In the past ten years I lived so many experiences in life and in football. I worked in three different countries, in three different leagues and I learn a lot. So I am the same person, but I learn a lot – so obviously I change a little bit.“I think I’m a much better manager now than before. And at a time when I feel there is no evolution and no learning process – and I’m not using my experiences to improve myself – that’s the moment I have to stop. So I’m much more ready for an incredibly difficult job. Because it’s a very difficult job.” That difficulty is arguably of his own making, of course. Before Roman Abramovich dangled his fortunes in front of Mourinho in 2004, Chelsea hadn’t won a championship in 50 years. They’d had a sniff of glory the previous season, finishing second in the league and reaching the Champions League semi-finals under Claudio Ranieri, but Blues fans were not as expectant of silverware as they are these days.Mourinho isn’t taking the blame for this one, though: “I don’t feel the job is more difficult now because of the success. I just feel that my job at Chelsea – both times – has been in moments where Chelsea needs to build a team to be successful for a certain period of time. When I came in 2004, there was big investment and big desire of taking the club to a different level, but no team.“But we won and, not just that, Chelsea kept a team and a structure that lasted for years and years. This is the most important thing. The most important thing is not that Chelsea won the title with Mourinho or won the title with [Luiz Felipe] Scolari or won the title with [Roberto] Di Matteo or won the title with [Rafa] Benitez – the point is Chelsea wins.”Starting OverBut ten years is a long time, as Mourinho reminds us: “Now some players are finishing their careers, some are getting old, some you have to sell, some didn’t adapt. And so Chelsea arrive into a moment where in the last couple of years that team was disappearing. So I come again in a period where we need to build. I’m a better manager than before, though, and I think the club is a better club than before, too. So we are well prepared to face this moment that we started facing last season, which is a moment of rebuilding.”Enter Cesc Fabregas, Diego Costa, Filipe Luis, Mario Pasalic and the returning Thibaut Courtois; on their way out go David Luiz, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard, Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba – the most notable departures so far. And with van Gaal, Mourinho is even more confident that the competitive part of their relationship won’t be an issue. “You know the first time we played against each other? Champions League final,” he laughs.“We worked together, then we went our separate professional ways. He left Barcelona to be Holland coach for the first time, and when he left to go to Holland I left to be coach for the first time in Benfica and we didn’t see each other for many years – just lots of contact on the phone. A few years later we met each other in the Champions League final: Inter Milan against Bayern Munich. This is part of life.“So when in a couple of months I go to Old Trafford to play Manchester United, I think before the game: ‘Good fun.’ During the game we don’t even think about who is in the other dugout. And after the game, I don’t say ‘good fun’ because one of us will be not happy. But there will always be a fantastic relation between us. I like him a lot and I know he likes me a lot, too.”Mourinho was a more than interested listener then, when van Gaal gave his first press conference as United boss last week, surmising: “I think he was very Louis. The Louis I know. By which I mean he was very honest, very pragmatic. Sometimes people say there’s a bit of arrogance but no, when you are honest and direct and you say what you want and what you think you are not arrogant – you are just honest.”All of which sounds very familiar. But Mourinho balks at suggestions the two are anything alike, in personality terms, at least: “No. Louis is Louis and I am Jose and each one is unique. There are no points to compare us. But the training philosophy and methodology… well, I learn with him. I also developed a lot of my own ideas, but I would lie if I didn’t say I learned something with Louis, because I did.”Before that intriguing meeting takes place, Mourinho must first go to Turf Moor, where his Chelsea side begin their 2014-15 campaign. And that is as far as he’s willing to look for now, insisting that this season’s title could be heading in a number of different directions. 7last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: DELIGHT FOR FOUR MASTER’S HURLER CATHAL MCGLYNN AS HE GETS COUNTY CALL-UP

first_imgFour Masters GAA News: U14 Girls: Under 14 girls will play Tuesday evening 14 June 2016 in Tir Chonaill Park against Urris in the semifinal. All support welcome. U10 Boys Football: Our U10 boys played in Naomh Brid on Saturday. Our A-team had 3 great 12 minute games against their U11’s with the game ending in a draw. Our U9’s were streamed into 2 teams on the day. They had a few good games. The U10’s are out again for their home blitz on 2nd July.On Tuesday, 31st May we held our annual Camogie and Hurling Blitz and were blessed with sunshine for the whole day.  We welcomed schools from the town together with first appearances by St Peter’s, Mountcharles and Sessiaghoneill’s from Ballybofey and we thank them for travelling on the day.  There was a great display of hurling and Camogie at all levels and congratulations go to the winning boys team of St Francis, Barnesmore and the winning girls team from Scoil Aodh Rua Agus Nuala.  Thank you again to the Four Masters for giving use of the  pitch, to the schools and teachers for travelling on the day and to Clare Dowdell from Ulster Camogie for overseeing the day.  We look forward to next year. Camogie and Hurling coaching takes place on Friday, evenings U8s/U10s 6-7pm and U12s-Minors 7-9pm.  For further information contact Hurling Development Officer, Lorcan O’Toole 0871354564.Hurling Announcement:MASSIVE congratulations to Cathal McGlynn who was recently selected for the County U16 Hurling squad.Cathal has also been nominated along with 5 other County players to try out for the U16 Ulster squad. Mark & Donal and the rest of your team mates.The Four Masters u14 hurlers finished their campaign for 2016. They enjoyed a number of games in their league and finished their championship at the semi final stage. Credit is due to the lads as they were interested in hurling for the past months and despite short numbers they always shows up and did themselves proud. Club Lotto: Ther was no winner of the lotto jackpot €1400 in week 48 of the 2015/16 season draw held in the Abbey Hotel on Monday the 13th of June. The €25 winners in the lucky dip were Mary Timoney, Castle Street, Marian Mc Anan, Drimark, Michael Meehan, Drimark, Ernan Mc Gettigan, The Diamond. The Numbers drawn were 4, 11,14, and 20. Congratulations to all winners. The next draw will take place on the 20th of June.Club Lotto: Renew Subscriptions, the club would ask all persons that are members of our lotto to pay annual subscription to sellers of to treasurer Paul Timoney 0872791305. New members are welcome with quarterly and half yearly subscriptions available.Follow us via facebook, twitter, club app and www.fourmastersgaa.comGAA NEWS: DELIGHT FOR FOUR MASTER’S HURLER CATHAL MCGLYNN AS HE GETS COUNTY CALL-UP was last modified: June 14th, 2016 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:Cathal McGlynnfour mastersGAASportlast_img read more

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MAC LOCHLAINN PROMOTED IN SINN FEIN RE-SHUFFLE

first_imgDonegal North East TD Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has been appointed SinnFéin Spokesperson on Justice, Equality and Defence in a reshuffle ofTD portfolios announced today by Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams.Responding to the news, Deputy Mac Lochlainn said: “I am very excited to embark upon my new role.“I take on this role as both our policing service and Defence Forces face serious cutbacks. “Here in Donegal, Lifford and Rockhill barracks have been closed overrecent years and more is to follow. I have opposed these cutbacks andI have spoken out on cutbacks to Garda stations, personnel andresources in our county on numerous occasions over recent years and Iintend to now lead up opposition to these cutbacks at national level.The partnership between the Gardaí and our local communities, bothurban and rural is vital in combatting crime and anti-social behaviourand these cutbacks are undermining that important relationship”“Another challenge is the long delays in our court systems from civillaw to family law right up to the High Court and the Supreme Court.The additional stress and cost of these delays is growing all the timefor all involved and needs to be urgently addressed”.He concluded: “The area of equality and human rights is also close to my heart and I look forward to working with a wide range of organisations fromdisability rights groups to Penal Reform activists to domesticviolence centres in the time ahead.”  MAC LOCHLAINN PROMOTED IN SINN FEIN RE-SHUFFLE was last modified: September 13th, 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

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Information For Saturday’s Football Game at Iowa State

first_imgThe Drake football team will play at Iowa State on Saturday, Dec. 1, to complete the 2018 season. The Bulldogs and Cyclones kickoff at 11 a.m. at Jack Trice Stadium in what will be the first meeting between the two programs since 1985. The Cyclones will be Drake’s 11th opponent of the season after both teams’ Sept. 1 season openers were canceled due to severe weather.Ticketing for the game:The only way to ensure your seating with Drake fans in the Drake section is by ordering through the Drake Athletics Ticket Office (515-271-3647 or draketix.com). Tickets are limited and the order deadline is 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29. All tickets are $30. Drake students will receive priority seating together within the Drake section. Please visit the Knapp Center Ticket Office with valid Drake card to purchase tickets. Tickets can be picked up at visiting team will call, located at Gate 4.Iowa State has implemented a clear bag policy at all ticketed events for the 2018-19 season. Most purses and bags will not be allowed in the stadium. The following bag types are allowed: plastic, vinyl, or PVC clear totes that do not exceed 12x6x12 inches; one-gallon clear plastic freezer bags; small clutch bags no larger than 4.5×6.5. Exceptions will be made for bags containing items required for medical, family, or child care. Find more information.Pregame Drake Fan Hangout: Drake Athletics has reserved space from 8:30-10:30 a.m. for fans to gather in the Iowa State Alumni Center Uelner Executive Room located on the third floor. A catered breakfast from the Alumni Center will be available first-come, first-served for $12 per person. The breakfast consists of two slices of breakfast pizza, a cinnamon roll, a fruit cup, and beverages. Additionally, a cash bar will be available offering beer, liquor, wine, soda, bottled water, and coffee for purchase.No RSVP is necessary to attend. The Iowa State Alumni Center is located at 420 Beach Ave on the west side of the parking lots directly north of Jack Trice Stadium (near lots A2 and A3). View map.Tailgating:Iowa State does not have a visitors parking or tailgating section. View a map of parking options. View tailgating policies and procedures.A few key tailgating policies to consider, in addition to the full list at the link:– Tailgating is limited to one parking space – one parking space per pass will be strictly enforced.– Lots open at 7 a.m. and are first come, first served– Glass bottles, kegs, and open fires are not allowed– Patrons under 21 years of age are strictly prohibited from using alcoholic beverage on university property. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Brexit: MEP challenges Unionist politicians on hard border

first_imgUnionist politicians in Northern Ireland have been challenged in the European Parliament on their attitude towards a hard border and upholding the Good Friday Agreement. In a speech on a motion on the State of Play on Brexit Negotiations Independent MEP Marian Harkin challenged views expressed by Northern Ireland MEPs when she said that they had to be clear about precisely what they wanted.Speaking in the European Parliament in Strasbourg Marian Harkin said “This resolution offers hope, where it speaks of Northern Ireland staying in some form in the internal market and customs union. I believe that the majority of people in Northern Ireland, who voted to remain, would support Tuesday’s proposal and it would fit with Teresa Mays proposal to exclude any physical infrastructure at the border. “Those who represent Northern Ireland must be clear: do they want a hardening of the border, will they accept a harder border or do they support a unique solution for Northern Ireland which will avoid a hardening of the border, maintain the common travel area, and uphold the Good Friday Agreement?”.In the context of damage to the Irish economy, she said “Researchers from Leuven University have said that in the event of a hard Brexit, the UK would lose half a million jobs while the EU would loose 1.2 million with consequent loss of GDP.“Crucially they say these losses will not be evenly distributed with Ireland being the worst hit, suffering a relatively greater loss in both jobs and GDP than even the UK itself. This must be factored into any final outcome of the negotiations”.Brexit: MEP challenges Unionist politicians on hard border was last modified: October 4th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:borderBrexitmarian harkinMEPlast_img read more

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The Fulham v West Ham quiz

first_imgTest your knowledge of the history between the two clubs by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-22]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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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