THE Mavis Bank High pair of Garfield Gordon and Shantay Chamberlain seemed to have relished the new route as both were victorious at yesterday’s CB Group-UWI 5K Run on the campus of the University of West Indies, Mona, after taking the male and female titles.Gordon captured the male event in 16 minutes 18 seconds, while 14 year-old Chamberlain surprised her teammate Crystal Brown – the defending champion to win the female event in 21 minutes 05 seconds.Unlike previous years where the race started and ended at the UWI Mona Bowl, there was an adjustment to yesterday’s route as the race started and ended on Queen’s Drive – the main entrance to the university.Gordon ensured that he made up for his performances at the Mico 5K and the Portmore Burger King 10K, where he finished second and third-respectively, turning the table on the in-form Oshane Archibald of G.C. Foster College, who was relegated to second spot in 16:30, with his teammate Daniel Glave coming in third in 16: 35.”I am really happy for my first win of the season. I have been training very hard over the past week and I was determined to finish in front today despite being beaten by Archibald in my past two races,” said Gordon.Following some close finishes over the past two seasons, Chamberlain, a silver medallist at last year’s ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships in the 1500m in Class III, ran a well-controlled race to beat Brown to the line in 21 minutes 05 seconds. Brown was timed at 21:19 for second, while Utech-MVP’s Alithia Brown was third in 22:07.”I am feeling great and it is an awesome feeling. I am very surprised that I came out on top today. I must say a big thank you to my coach because he gave me very good instructions and I really followed his instruction well. I am hoping this preparation will help me for Champs next year, where I am hoping to win both the 800m and 1500m,” said Chamberlain.Veteran Karlene Blagrove, competing for CVM TV, switched to the 5K Walk and was successful as she was the first female to cross the line in a time of 33 minutes 08 seconds, ahead of Paula Sinclair of Ageless Wonders, 35:22, with Latoya Walker, representing CB Group, coming in third in 37:51.SUCCESSFUL EVENTFor the males, it was Lenworth Walker who was first in 30 minutes 39 seconds. Jahveney Edwards of Sun City Radio was second in 31:24, with third going to Jason Whynn in 33:08.Race Director and Manager of Running Events Alfred ‘Franno’ Francis spoke about the entire staging of another successful event, while explaining the reason behind the new route.”The route change was done because we are outgrowing the Bowl and the road that we start on, which leads on to the August Town Road and also the ambiance of being in the heart of the university is so much better for people to get a feel of the brand of the university, and we have gotten overwhelming support,” said Francis, who had high praises for the various sponsors, as they have raised over $50M over the past four years and stated that the target of $15M this year should be realised. – R.G.
On 24 April the UNMIL Bangladeshi Multirole Engineer contingent safely destroyed an unexploded bomb in the vicinity of the United Methodist Hospital in Ganta in line with its peace keeping activities geared toward making Liberia safe for its citizens after the long civil crisis came to an end over 10 years ago.The unexploded bomb was posing a great threat to the civilians, especially where medical activities are focused.It was discovered buried, a result of the fighting between warring factions over the city of Ganta in 2003, which left almost the entire city destroyed.Upon the discovery of the bomb by the hospital’s gardeners, they immediately called upon the Bangladeshi who confirmed it to be a mortar shell.Lt. Col. Mohammed Anwar Uddin, Contingent Commander of the Engineering Battalion, told this reporter that so far the Bangladesh Engineer Contingent in Ganta has disposed of 12 such unexploded bombs.During the Liberian uprising in 2003, Ganta was heavily contested by warring factions loyal to former President Charles Taylor and that of the LURD forces, leaving several unexploded bombs across Ganta.Since the war, people had been coming across these bombs in their localities, although no one has ever been harmed. Whenever it is discovered, the UNMIL Bangladeshi are called to dispose of them.The UNMIL Bangladeshi Engineering Battalion is involved in a multi-role peace keeping duty which includes the rehabilitation of roads, repair of bridges and other engineering works as well as disposing of unexploded bombs.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Madam Bindu Fatumata Dukuly, 70, whose case was recently dismissed by the Supreme Court after her lawyers did not file her appeal documents in time, is still knocking on the doors of the court, this time, with Chief Justice Francis Korkpor and the Grievance and Ethics Committee, at the Temple of Justice.Madam Dukuly’s appeal was for the High Court to review the February 25, 2013, ruling of Judge Yussif Kaba of the Civil Law Court..Judge Kaba denied her request for “Cancellation of Lease Agreement for Fraud,” which she brought against two Indian businessmen, Paul Raspal, general manager of Sethi Brothers and Upjit Singh Sachdeva known as “Jeety.”It was that appeal at the Supreme Court on April 17 that dismissed the appeal on the grounds that her legal team, Jones and Associates filed her papers seven days after the expiration of the 60 day period stipulated by law.Dismissing her appeal, the Justices in their unanimous judgment declared that “having failed to perfect the appeal within 60 days as required by law, and the reason advanced by the respondent (Madam Dukuly) for its failure to perfect the appeal not being tenable in law, deprived this court of jurisdiction over the case.”The High Court action came immediately after the Indian businessmen’s lawyers took advantage of the delay on the part of Madam Dukuly’s lawyers and requested the court to dismiss her appeal.“I want justice,” Madam Dukuly, a daughter of a former lawyer and a diplomat, Momulu Dukuly, told journalist last Tuesday at the Temple of Justice.She went to the Temple of Justice to submit documents containing her complaint letter she had earlier sent to the office of Chief Justice Francis Korkpor against the law firm’s handling of her case, for which she claimed she had paid them over US$18,000.“My compliant is against the injustice that was done to me by the law firm. I hired and paid them for the case to get back my property in the Mamba Point community in Monrovia, at the lower or the high level,” she further claimed.Explaining her ordeal, Madam Dukuly contended that Judge Kaba knew she had produced enough evidence to prove her case against the two Indian nationals, yet he threw it out.She said she believed that if her lawyers had filed her documents on time the Justices would have reviewed her case and they would have overruled Judge Kaba’s decision.According to her, prior to Judge Kaba’s judgment her lead lawyer, Cllr. Marcus Jones, was disbarred by the Supreme Court, leaving her case in the hands of two Attorneys-at Law who are not qualified to practice before the Supreme Court.“When the ruling came down those junior lawyers took an exception to it and announced an appeal before the High Court,” she further explained.She said when the lawyers announced her appeal they informed her that the entire process would cost her US$700, which she paid immediately.After Jones’ suspension, she added, and knowing that the two attorneys were not qualified to appear before the Supreme Court, she decided to hire another senior lawyer, Cllr. Alexander Zoe.She said, after paying the money she left the country for the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where she has been living and seeking medical attention.“My medical time was coming near so I was compelled to leave the country to meet my doctor and to come back immediately,” Madam Dukuly stated.She said, “I was shocked when I was told by people in Liberia that the Supreme Court had dismissed my case because my lawyers filed the appeal document seven days after the 60 days had elapsed.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The National Multi-Sectoral Coordinating Committee on Monday convened its first meeting for 2019 during which it was announced that a two-storey building has been identified by the Regional Administration in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) which will serve as a support centre for Venezuelan migrants in that area.According to the Public Information Press Services Unit of the Presidency Ministry, once set up, migrants will have access to a wide range of support services, inclusive of documentation and immunisation assistance at one convenient location. Some minor rehabilitation works are slated to be carried out on the building with funding from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).Meanwhile, Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix informed that his Department and the Guyana Police Force (GPF) will be conducting a joint operation at Eteringbang and surrounding communities in the Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) to address a number of issues that have been brought to his attention, including the immunisation and documentation of migrants.The Minister has since tasked the GPF with the responsibility of ensuring that all boats ferrying passengers to Region Two from Venezuela report to immigration authorities, who will be located at a central point along the Pomeroon River so that the migrants can be properly screened and processed before they disembark at various landings.The number of documented Venezuelan migrants in Guyana stands at about 3,868.Following calls by Region One Chairman Brentnol Ashley for Government and donor agencies to provide more assistance to Venezuelan refugees, the Administration signaled its intention to construct several facilities to respond to the Venezuelan influx.A number of local businesses and Guyanese have provided food and clothing to the refugees.Venezuelan refugees have been fleeing the economic and political turmoil in the Spanish-speaking country.
The Fort St. John soccer club will be holding a live registration session on Saturday (Mar 7th), from 10-4 in the Totem Mall, outside Ernie’s.The Club is also now accepting online registration, at www.fsjsoccer.com, with a deadline of March 31st.FSJ soccer will also join other community groups at the community One-stop registration, at the North Peace High School, on March 21st.- Advertisement –
0Shares0000Harry Kane was one of nine Tottenham players to feature in the World Cup semi-finals © AFP/File / OLLY GREENWOODLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 17 – Tottenham open their Champions League campaign at Inter Milan on Tuesday bidding to banish the growing belief that they lack the steel to win major silverware.Packed with dynamic young stars and well drilled by charismatic manager Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham appear to have all the ingredients required for a winning recipe. Having nine Tottenham players among the four World Cup semi-finalists, a group that does not include key players Christian Eriksen and Son Heung-min, underlines just how potent their squad should be.Yet since Pochettino took charge in May 2014, Tottenham have proved English football’s ultimate tease.Without silverware since the 2008 League Cup, Tottenham are in danger of becoming European football’s nearly men, a predicament that has raised the stakes for Pochettino and his players.At an age when Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola were already well established as managerial titans, the 46-year-old Pochettino is still waiting for his first trophy.Mauricio Pochettino is seeking his first trophy as Tottenham manager © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFCrumbling in the face of adversity has been a Tottenham trademark for decades and, while Pochettino has done much to raise standards at the north London club, he is yet to eradicate their tendency to repeatedly snatch failure from the jaws of success.In the 2015-16 season, Pochettino had Tottenham positioned as the most likely challengers to surprise leaders Leicester, only for a pair of damaging draws against West Brom and Chelsea to kill off their challenge.A year later, Spurs were breathing down Chelsea’s neck in the final weeks of the season, but one unexplainable tame loss at West Ham allowed their London rivals to pull away.Compounding Pochettino’s misery that season was Tottenham’s failure to make it out of their Champions League group and an FA Cup semi-final defeat against Chelsea.Manchester City’s blistering form rendered all challengers irrelevant last season, but Spurs still managed to squander two opportunities to make a statement.Having overpowered holders Real Madrid in the group stage, they looked set for another impressive Champions League scalp after securing a 2-2 draw in their last-16 first leg at Juventus.However, despite taking the lead in the return leg, Pochettino’s team allowed Juventus to score two late goals that ended their European ambitions.– Fatigued –That frustrating setback was compounded by their FA Cup semi-final loss to Manchester United — once again Tottenham led, only to limply surrender the initiative.Entering this season with the exact same cast of players — there were no signings partly due to the financial constraints of a delayed new stadium — has left Pochettino with his hands tied and the results have been entirely predictable.When a 3-0 win at Manchester United extended Tottenham’s perfect start, many pundits were quick to hail them as serious rivals for City’s title.But just days later, Tottenham reverted to type, allowing the momentum to slip from their grasp in a shock 2-1 defeat at Watford.Saturday’s 2-1 home loss to Liverpool once again underlined that Spurs are far from the finished article, as a frustrated Pochettino admitted.“The reality is this type of game shows we need to improve if we want to be contenders at the end to win some titles,” he said.Harry Kane’s fatigued displays so far this season and the distraction of Hugo Lloris’s drink-driving arrest have added to the feeling that Pochettino faces the acid test of his managerial skills this season.The Argentinian must find a way to imbue his team with a killer instinct they currently lack, and if the players prove unable to respond then he will have to press chairman Daniel Levy to make signings in January.While it is too early to write off Tottenham’s chances of ending their trophy drought, Pochettino has made it clear he regards the Premier League and the Champions League as the only prizes that matter.With Barcelona and PSV Eindhoven also in Tottenham’s group, a defeat at the San Siro would be a significant setback to Pochettino’s hopes of finally getting his hands on that long-awaited trophy.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Dave ‘Harry’ Bassett, the charismatic former Wimbledon and Sheffield United manager, answers Andy’s top ten questions as he reflects on his memorable career in football.
C.L.C.G. na nGairm Scoileanna2012/2013 CompetitionsU 14 ‘A’Coordinator: Seoirse Doherty 087 9547595 N.B. U 14 on 1st July 2012 – Winners/Losers please text results to CoordinatorGroup AGroup B1. Rosses C. S.St. Columba’s, Stranorlar2. Abbey V.S.P. S. Gaothdobhair3. St. Columba’s GlentiesCarndonagh C.S.4. Coláiste na CarraigeP.C.C. Falcarragh RoundGroup ‘A’Play ByGroup ‘B’11 v 2 3 v 4 Advertisement 21rd September1 v 2 3 v 4 Advertisement 22 v 3 4 v 1 Advertisement 28th September2 v 3 4 v 1 Advertisement 31 v 3 4 v 2 Advertisement 5thOctober1 v 3 4 v 2 Advertisement Semi-Finals: 19th October Winners ‘A’ v Runners Up ‘B’ and Winners ‘B’ v Runners Up ‘A’C.L.C.G. na nGairm Scoileanna2012/2013 CompetitionsU 14 ‘B’Coordinator: Ciaran McElwaine 086 3818634N.B. U-14 on 01.07.2012 Winners/Losers please text result to CoordinatorGroup AGroup B1. Magh Ene College1. Mulroy College2. G S Chu Uladh2. Crana College3. St. Catherine’s Killybegs3. Moville C. C.4. Coláiste Ailigh4. Sc. Mhuire Buncrana5. Deele College5. Loreto C. S. Milford RoundGroup ‘A’Play ByGroup ‘B’11 v 2 3 v 45 Free Advertisement 21st September 1 v 23 v 45 Free22 v 3 5 v 41 Free Advertisement 28th September 2 v 35 v 41 Free35 v 1 4 v 23 Free Advertisement 55h October 5 v 14 v 23 Free4 3 v 54 v 12 Free12th October 3 v 54 v 12 Free5 1 v 32 v 54 Free19th October 1 v 32 v 54 Free Semi-Finals: Winners A V Runners Up B & Winners B V Runners Up A at neutral venue. Play by 16th November Final: Play by: 21sd December C.L.C.G. na nGairm Scoileanna2012/2013 CompetitionsU 14 ‘C’Coordinator: Ciaran Mc Elwaine 086 5818634N.B. U-14 on 01.07.2012 Winners/Losers please text result to Coordinator 4 Schools1. Coláiste Chineál Eoghain2. Finn Valley College3. Errigal College RoundGroupPlay By11 v 23 Free21st September22 v 31 Free5th October3.3 v 12 Free12th October4.2 v 13 Free19th October5.3 v 2Free9th November61 v 32 Free16th November71 v 23 Free30th NovemberFinal: Two Top Teams Play by: 21st December Final Play By: 9th November 2012GAA: SECONDARY SCHOOL UNDER-14 FIXTURES was last modified: September 12th, 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)Tags:GAA: SECONDARY SCHOOL UDER-14 FIXTURES
The resting place of one of Celtic’s founding fathers Joseph McGroary.One of Glasgow Celtic’s first ever committee members, Joseph F Mc Groary, is to be remembered at his final resting place in the Cranny road cemetery in the Donegal village of Frosses on Saturday 7th November. The Donegal Association of Celtic Supporters club, The Celtic Graves , Glasgow Celtic the Mc Groary family and friends and the wider community of Celtic fans will gather in the village from 2 pm for an evening of remembrance and celebration.Joseph F. Mc Groary was born in Glasgow in 1865, his father Bernard was an immigrant from the Parish of Inver in County Donegal, Ireland. In 1888 he married Catherine Cannon from Drimkeelan, Mountcharles and they settled in Glasgow to raise a family. Through great research carried out by a Glasgow man Paul Maguire who was researching his family history this great connection with Celtic has been confirmed.When Brother Walfred, a Marist brother born Andrew Kearns originally from county Sligo was putting together a small group to form a football club to play challenge matches to help raise money for the poor people in Glasgow in 1887 he chose Joseph to be one of the committee members.Joseph served on the group for the first ten years taking part in many of the great debates and decisions which has led Celtic to become what they are today. The communities around Glasgow benefited greatly from the charity matches and Celtic from small beginnings has made it to the top of the football world.Joseph was a colourful character and left Glasgow in 1898 for New York City where he stayed for over thirty years before returning to Mountcharles in the early 1930 where he died in 1937 and is buried in the Cranny road cemetery in Frosses. Through Maguire’s research many of Joseph F McCrory’s ancestors have been reconnected from Ireland, Scotland and the U.S.A and the picture of his times are becoming clearer. The Mouncharles Mc Groary clan, Peader, Brian Og and Thurlough are well known throughout Donegal and Ireland, having also strong connections to the great Irish writer Seamus Mc Manus who was married to Ethna Carberry.(composer of the Irish ballad Roddy Mc Corley). They are also laid to rest in Frosses. Many of the wider family connection will travel to Frosses for the occasion.Donie Mc Intyre from The Association of Donegal Celtic Supporters Association says that this is a great opportunity for all Celtic supporters to come along to Frosses and honour one of Celtics founding fathers.“Only for men like Joseph the great club of Glasgow Celtic might not have survived through those eventful first years and we are very happy to be able to honour him and his memory in Frosses on the 7th of November. Celtic are sending over John Clarke, a member of the Lisbon Lions as the club representative on the day and Ireland and Celtic goalkeeping legend Packie Bonner is also coming along.“Mayor of County Donegal Ciaran Brogan will also address the gathering at the memorial. There will be one of the largest collections of Celtic memorabilia ever gathered in Ireland on display in the community hall. The local hall committee will supply a cup of tea and everyone will have time to chat and reminisce about how a man who lived in the parish of Inver went on to help establish one of the great soccer clubs in the world”.LIFE OF ONE OF CELTIC’S FOUNDING FATHERS TO BE HONOURED IN DONEGAL was last modified: October 27th, 2015 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:CelticdonegalFROSSESGlasgowJoseph McGroary
The Donegal league team had a very good home win last week 2-0 against Deele Harps.Lee McMonagle was the scorer of both goals.The u14 team were defeated 1-0 in the Champions League by Kilmacrennan last week. Training for the girls has started up again this week in the astro pitch Bonagee on Tuesday’s for under 8 and 10 from 5-6 and u 12 from 6-7pm. Wednesday’s u16 7.30 – 8.30pm. Thursday’s u14 8-9pm. For details contact Julie or Natalie on 087-2559927.There was one winner with ten correct results in the club football coupon Laurence Gildea who gets €50.The club is hosting the Panto (Beauty And The Beast) in January in the Theatre and anyone looking for tickets for Christmas presents can contact the club on 9178787.Bonagee United: Girl’s training has resumed again was last modified: December 14th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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)