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first_imgOf a pacific world besieged by incredulous harmonyOf a non-racist culture that make all skin colors equalOf a universe liberated of baffling indifferenceOf friendships that matters dearly to all our friendsOf lands of profusion thus famine will become historyOf clean waters to quench millions of thirstsOf sound of warfare overwhelm by songs of unisonOf gleeful voices echoing throughout the universeOf times we shrink from and those that make us smirkOf ambitions and progresses beneficial to all nationsOf all thing past and present and that perfect tomorrowI dream of a world God will reign as our divine leaderShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Amerindian hostel to be rehabilitated

first_imgThe Amerindian hostel, which houses Indigenous persons who are in the city seeking medical attention and other services, will be rehabilitated in coming months.Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock, during the contract signing ceremony on Wednesday, noted that the expansion of the current building, which is located on Princes Street, Georgetown, was necessary to facilitate the large influx of individuals who would stay there throughout the year.According to the Minister, the expansion works are expected to be completed inIndigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock presenting the contract to a representative of Sattaur Mohammed and Sons Constructionfour months.“The residence is in heavy demand and it is really choked without these facilities. It is expected that within four months from now we will have more space, as we would have already begun to see in this facility,” he stated.In the 2015-2016 period, the Indigenous residence hosted a Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Social Services whereby several recommendations were made which prompted the Ministry to focus on the issues that were affecting the residents.Upgrades were made to the main dining area; among the other works were repairs to washrooms and external works, rehabilitation of the male and female dormitories, maintenance of fence, and landfilling, all of which were completed in 2017.Last year, the facility received a much-needed boost in the area of transportation when it acquired a minibus, which is being used to transport patients to and from the hospital.last_img read more

2 dead, 3 injured in Berbice accident

first_imgTwo men are now dead following an accident on the Corentyne Highway in Region 6 (East Berbice-Corentyne) on Saturday evening, after a drinking spree.Dead are the driver of the car Richard Ramnarine, 45, a businessman of Number 46 Village, Corentyne, and Ramesh Rampat, 23, a porter of the same village.The injured have been identified as Prakesh Gangaram, 24, also called ‘Rex’ of Number 47 Village, Rameswar Mangar, 31, also called ‘Boy’ of Number 46 Village, and Mahendra Ramprakash, 24, also called ‘Sneeze’ of Number 47 Village, Corentyne.Reports are that the five men were in the car when the accident occurred at about 20:40h at Number 49 Village.Gangaram, Mangar and Ramprakesh were rushed to the Skeldon Hospital and subsequently transferred to New Amsterdam Hospital,Injured; Rameswar MangarDead: Ramesh RampatDead: Richard RamnarineInjured;Mahendra Ramprakashtreated and sent away while Ramnarine and Rampat were pronounced dead at the Skeldon Hospital.This publication understands that the men were reportedly drinking in Number 47 Village.At about 20:30h the group decided to go home, Gangaram would have been the first one to be dropped off at the Number 48 Village dam.However before they arrived there, a decision was taken to go for a ‘wash down’ at a gas station located at Number 48 Village.They never made it.Reports are that as the car was approaching the Number 50 Village dam, three horses ran across the road and the driver hit the first one and then smashed into a culvert before toppling into the canal.The other two horses escaped unharmed.The dead horse carried no brand.Police are investigating.The bodies of Ramnarine and Rampat are at the Skeldon Public Hospital Mortuary awaiting post-mortem examination. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

NEAT seeking financial support from the community as it deals with a deficit

first_imgNEAT is a Fort St. John based non-profit organization that inspires healthy, vibrant and connected communities to practice sustainable daily actions. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northern Environmental Action Team, also known as NEAT, is seeking the community’s help.In a release, NEAT says it is currently facing a financial deficit and is in need of financial support from the community.In recent months, NEAT reports that payment performance of rent and other operating expenses has deteriorated due to long delays in contract reimbursement from awarded grants, as well as, increasing operating costs not covered by current funding.- Advertisement -NEAT says it has experienced a breach of contract and operation costs have been delayed more than 60 days.In order to settle the financial deficit and to keep the non-profit organization running, NEAT has set a goal to raise $70,000.If you are interested in making a donation, you can visit neat.ca.Advertisementlast_img read more

Tottenham’s Arsenal move, Man United calling Anfield home – Six surprising ground shares

first_img 6 Following news that Tottenham Hotspur will be unable to move into their new stadium for the start of the 2017/18 season, there have been numerous reports speculating at where the north Londoners could play for the campaign.Wembley Stadium and even MK Dons’ Stadium:MK have both been uttered as potential destinations, but it is the suggestion that Spurs could lodge with bitter rivals Arsenal that has caught the imagination most.Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger even joked that it is a ‘solution’, but while it would leave a number of fans furious, it’s not the first time that rivals have shared the same turf.Click the arrow to see more examples.Tottenham fans, where do you think you should play your home matches for the 2017/18 season? Comment below… 6 6 4. QPR and Fulham shared Loftus Road during 2002/03 – While they may not be the most bitter of rivals, matches between QPR and Fulham have developed a little needle over recent years. However, back in 2002 Rangers’ decision to rent out Loftus Road to Fulham was seen as a neighbourly – and financially necessary – move. QPR were in need of additional income and Fulham were in need of a home as Craven Cottage was being redeveloped. 6 3. Man City and Man United shared Maine Road following the Second World War – It was not uncommon to see neighbouring clubs share grounds during wartime and the same happened in Manchester. With Old Trafford damaged during a blitz raid, United moved into City’s Maine Road stadium following the end of the conflict, and duly set about smashing not only the ground’s attendance, but the record attendance for a league game as 83,260 people crammed in to watch United play Arsenal in 1948. 6 2. Everton and Liverpool’s Anfield connection – The story of Anfield is a slightly muddy one. Built for the city’s only club at the time, Anfield was the celebrated home of Everton for seven years, before a dispute with the owner of the land, John Orrell, over rising rent culminated in the Toffees moving to what became Goodison Park. In their place a newly-created club known as Liverpool FC were handed the keys to the ground. 6 5. Tottenham and Arsenal shared White Hart Lane during World War Two – It wouldn’t be the first time that the bitter rivals have shared the same stadium. In fact it would be the THIRD time this has happened. The longest period came during the Second World War, when Arsenal were forced to up roots and travel down the Seven Sisters road to White Hart Lane. With Highbury commissioned by the army, the Gunners headed to the Lane. Their first match on enemy turf was on 21 October 1939 when they beat Charlton 8-4 in a Football League South ‘A’ Division game. In total, Arsenal played 133 games at White Hart Lane during wartime. 6. Did you know Man United played a home game at Liverpool’s home ground? Click the arrow to find out about more surprising ‘ground shares’, including Spurs, Arsenal, Man City and more! – Back in August 1971, United played Arsenal at home… at Anfield. The FA punished the Red Devils for crowd trouble at Old Trafford by ordering them to play their first two home matches of the 1971/72 season at other grounds, with one taking place on Merseyside and the other at Stoke City’s Victoria Ground. United beat Arsenal 3-1 in front of the Kop. 1. Arsenal welcomed Tottenham to Highbury during the First World War – By allowing Arsenal to share their ground, Spurs were in fact repaying their neighbour’s hospitality from 23 years previous when the Gunners offered shelter to their rivals at the height of the First World Ward. Two years after the outbreak of conflict, White Hart Lane was commandeered by the military and Spurs ended up alternating their home matches between Highbury and Clapton Orient’s ground. Their first home match at Highbury was on 16 September 1916, where they lost 3-2 to Luton Town. During this period they played a total of 32 home games at Arsenal’s ground.last_img read more

Carrick makes immediate switch to coaching role at Man Utd

first_imgThe following day he began his new job as a member of manager Jose Mourinho’s coaching staff, with this weekend’s clash against Chelsea at Wembley his first assignment.“It changes overnight,” Carrick said. “I am not training this week. I am going to jump on the staff.”The 36-year-old had other options as he approached the end of his playing career but the chance to work under Mourinho was too good to refuse.“A couple of years ago I thought maybe it would be a good thing to spend time with the family, but then it’s about timing and opportunities,” said Carrick, who made 464 appearances for United over 12 years after earlier spells with West Ham and Tottenham.“You never know what is going to be around the corner. As soon as this came up I didn’t think twice.“He is one of the best, he’s been around for many years and it all fits in. I’ve been at this club, and it is such a great club, so I obviously know the club and the manager.”Carrick said he is considering moving into management one day but it is not something he intends to push for yet.The midfielder was given a guard of honour by both teams on Sunday and had a hand in the only goal of the game, playing Juan Mata in behind the defence for the Spaniard to tee up Marcus Rashford.He was substituted late in the game to a huge ovation, with supporters recognising his role in five Premier League title successes and one Champions League triumph.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Michael Carrick applauds the Old Trafford crowd at the end of the English Premier League match between Manchester United and Watford on May 13, 2018 © AFP / Oli SCARFFLONDON, United Kingdom, May 15 – Michael Carrick is making an immediate switch from Manchester United’s playing squad to the coaching team in time for Saturday’s FA Cup final against Chelsea.The former England midfielder hung up his boots on Sunday after United’s final Premier League game of the season against Watford.last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Northern Board GAAResultsKelly’s Furniture Falcarragh Minor League Division OneCloughaneely 1.05 Milford 0.00Sean McCumhaills 0.13 St Eunans 2.10Kelly’s Furniture Falcarragh Minor League Division Two Section OneBuncrana 4.07 N Colmcille 3.07Carndonagh 0.00 Red Hughs 1.05Robert Emmets 2.05 Glenfin 2.10Kelly’s Furniture Falcarragh Minor League Division Two Section TwoDownings 2.07 Termon 1.14St Michaels 4.13 L/Kenny Gaels 2.10Downings 1.05 St Michaels 3.13 Downings Bay Hotel U16League Div 1Sean McCumhaills 3.14 Burt 1.06Urris 0.15 Cloughaneely 0.10Downings Bay Hotel U16League Division Two Section OneDownings 1.08 L/Kenny Gaels 0.05St Michaels 5.06 Milford 4.05Fanad Gaels 3.11 St Eunans B 5.03Gaoth Dobhair 4.17 Glenswilly 2.08Downings Bay Hotel U16League Division Two Section TwoCarndonagh 9.16 N Padraig Lifford 2.05N Colmcille 1.10 Malin 1.10Convoy 0.08 Red Hughs 1.04FixturesFriday 22nd April 7.00 pmKelly’s Furniture FalcarraghMinor League Division OneMilford v Convoy Paul McGovernGaoth Dobhair v Sean McCumhaills Benny TreartySt Eunans v Malin Paddy McKeeverKelly’s Furniture FalcarraghMinor League Division Two Section OneRed Hughs v N Padraig Lifford TBCN Colmcille v Robert Emmets TBCGlenfin v Buncrana TBCKelly’s Furniture FalcarraghMinor League Division Two Section TwoTermon v Fanad Gaels Michael MulhernL/Kenny Gaels v Downings Joe O DonnellGlenswilly v St Michaels Kevin DohertySaturday 23rd April 12.00Crawford Trophies LiffordU14 Feile Div 1 Blitz12.00 Gaoth Dobhair v St Eunans12.45 St Eunans v Sean McCumhaills13.30 Gaoth Dobhair v Sean McCumhaillsDownings Bay Hotel U-16 League Div 1P W L D PtsBuncrana 6 5 1 0 10St Eunans A 5 4 1 0 8Termon 4 3 1 0 6Sean McCumhaills 6 3 3 0 6Cloughaneely 6 2 4 0 4Urris 5 2 3 0 4Burt 5 0 5 0 0Downings Bay Hotel U-16 League Div 2 Section 1P W L D PtsL/Kenny Gaels 7 6 1 0 12Downings 6 5 1 0 11Gaoth Dobhair 6 4 1 1 9Fanad Gaels 6 3 2 1 7Glenswilly 7 3 4 0 6St Eunans B 7 1 5 1 3Milford 6 1 5 0 2St Michaels 7 1 6 0 2Downings Bay Hotel U-16 League Div 2 Section 2P W L D PtsNaomh Colmcille 7 6 0 1 13Carndonagh 7 6 1 0 12Malin 7 5 1 1 11Convoy 7 3 4 0 6Red Hughs 7 3 4 0 6N Padraig Lifford 7 2 5 0 4Robert Emmets 6 1 5 0 2Glenfin 6 0 6 0 0Kelly’s Furniture FalcarraghU18 Division OneP W D L PtsCloughaneely 2 2 0 0 4Malin 1 1 0 0 2Sean McCumhaills 2 1 0 1 2Convoy 1 1 0 0 2St Eunans 2 1 0 1 2Gaoth Dobhair 1 0 0 1 0Milford 3 0 0 3 0Kelly’s Furniture FalcarraghU18 Division Two Section OneP W D L PtsRed Hughs 3 3 0 0 6Glenfin 3 3 0 0 6N Padraig Lifford 2 1 0 1 2Buncrana 2 1 0 1 2Carndonagh 3 1 0 2 2Robert Emmets 2 0 0 2 0N Colmcille 3 0 0 3 0Kelly’s Furniture FalcarraghU18 Division Two Section TwoP W D L PtsSt Michaels 2 2 0 0 4Termon 2 2 0 0 4Fanad Gaels 1 1 0 0 2Glenswilly 2 1 0 1 2Letterkenny Gaels 2 0 0 2 0Downings 3 0 0 3 0Notes:Crawford Trophies LiffordFeile Peile Na nOgAt the request of the Donegal Youth Officer, the Northern Board Division One Feile blitz will now take place in Gaoth Dobhair on Saturday next 23rd April commencing at 12.00. Teams taking part are Gaoth Dobhair, St Eunans and Sean McCumhaills with the top two qualifying for the semi finals where Cloughaneely and Burt will join them. The semi finals will be played in Falcarragh on a date to be confirmed.Feile Rules:1. Players taking part must be under U14 years of age on 1st January of that current year. A panel shall be confined to a maximum of 24 players and three team mentors.2. All games will be played on a 15 a side basis over 15 minutes per half. An interval of 5 minutes will be allowed. Unlimited substitutions are allowed but only during a stoppage in play and with the permission of the referee.3. Games will be played under the full rules of gaelic football. All kickouts after a score or wide shall be taken from the hand from within the small parrellogram.4. Games will be played on a full size pitch. A size 4 football must be used.5. Team Mentors are not allowed to encroach on the field of play without permission of the referee.6. In League competition two points will be awarded for a win and one point for a draw. The top team in each Section will qualify for the Regional Final. Should two teams finish level on points the winner of the original game between the two teams will progress. If that game ended in a draw extra time of 10 mins per half will be played and the winner progresses. If a draw still results a further period of additional time will be played. The team to register the first score will be deemed the winners. For this period of additional time, the referee will again toss to decide which way the teams will play.7. In the event of a draw in the knockout stages of the competition, ten minutes of extra time (2 x 5) will be played. If a draw still results after extra time an additonal period of extra time will be played. The team to register the first score will be deemed the winners. For this period of additional time, the referee will again toss to decide which way the teams will playPeter McFadden Gala BreenaghUnder 8 Go GamesGames will commence on Saturday 30th April at five different venues and the first named teams will host the games..Section One: Robert Emmets, Naomh Padraig Lifford, Convoy and Red Hughs Section Two: Termon, St Michaels, Gaoth Dobhair, Cloughaneely.Section Three: Milford, St Eunans A, Fanad Gaels, Downings.Section Four: Glenfin, St Eunans B, McCumhaills, Letterkenny Gaels.Section Five: Naomh Colmcille, Buncrana, Glenswilly.VHI Cul Camps 2011OVER 80,000 CHILDREN EXPECTED TO TAKE PART IN VHI GAA CÚL CAMPS THIS SUMMERUachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Criostóir Ó Cuana and Declan Moran of Vhi Healthcare officially launched the 2011 Vhi GAA Cúl Camps last week in Croke Park. With over 1,000 camps taking place in Ireland and overseas, and over 80,000 children aged 6 – 13 years participating, the Vhi GAA Cúl Camps are the most popular children’s sporting camps in the country. This is the sixth year of the massively popular Vhi GAA Cúl Camps and GAA heroes Dublin Hurling Manager Anthony Daly and Kildare Football Manager Kieran McGeeney were on-hand to launch the event in their official capacity as Vhi GAA Cúl camps ambassadors. The ambassadors will travel around the summer camps visiting the participants and passing on valuable tips and advice.Now in its sixth year, the Vhi GAA Cúl Camps is a nationally co-ordinated programme which aims to encourage primary school children between the ages of 6 and 13, to develop sporting skills irrespective of their skill level or ability and also to develop a sense of sporting fair play and personal achievement by participating in various Gaelic games, in a fun, non competitive environment. Speaking at the launch, GAA President Criostóir Ó Cuana said; “The Vhi GAA Cúl Camps initiative is an excellent venture that allows young children across the country to engage with our games, in some cases for the first time. Key to the success of the GAA is participation at all levels and a prime example of this is the Vhi GAA Cúl Camps, where primary school children participate alongside coaches and GAA heroes. Hopefully learning the skills along the way will make them lifelong GAA supporters.”Declan Moran, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Vhi Healthcare commented; “The Vhi GAA Cúl Camps are a marvellous example of the power of sport in our personal lives and in the wider community. By getting children involved in the GAA early in their lives they are putting the building blocks in place for healthy living, as well as developing a sense of community that is part and parcel of GAA activities right throughout the country. “This year the Vhi and GAA decided to lower the age that children could register to six years old as we have seen over the past five years that the skills picked up in the Vhi GAA Cúl Camps; healthy living, exercise, a respect for others and a sense of fair play can be accessed and applied by the youngest members of our communities across the country”The 2011 Vhi GAA Cúl Camps are expected to be extremely popular with huge demand already coming through and parents are advised to book early to ensure they get a place at the camp of their choice. Commenting on the Vhi GAA Cúl Camps, Anthony Daly, Dublin Hurling Manager, said: “This is my third year working with the Vhi GAA Cúl Camps as an ambassador for the programme and I am looking forward to being involved again this year. I believe that the camps are a vital initiative to ensuring the continued development and growth of GAA in clubs around the country. I visited a number of camps last year in my role as ambassador and I was delighted to see the level of enthusiasm that the children taken part in them had for GAA. I have no doubt 2011 will be no different.” Online booking now open at www.gaa.ie or www.vhiculcamps.gaa.ieDONEGAL NORTHERN BOARD GAA NOTES was last modified: April 18th, 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:Northern Board GAA noteslast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL manager Rory Gallagher and his captain Michael Murphy feature with team mates in a new social media campaign aimed at supporting equal rights for disabled people.The video is the brainchild of the Donegal Centre for Independent Living. Click play to watch DDTV: DONEGAL GAA STARS BACK ‘EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL’ CAMPAIGN was last modified: August 3rd, 2015 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:DCILDonegal Centre for Independent LivingDonegal GAAGAAlast_img read more

Health Beliefs Re-examined

first_imgScientists continue to find new things that undermine commonly-held beliefs about health and the environment.  For example,Shower power:  Drinking more and showering less may not help conserve water, say Australian scientists reported by EurekAlert. Sun bath:  We were always warned to keep out of the midday sun to avoid cancer, right?  Science Daily talks about Manchester scientists saying we need that midday sun exposure for Vitamin D production.  All in moderation, of course; skin cancer is still a risk.Bone appetit:  Contrary to earlier beliefs, exercise to reduce fat does not hurt your bones, says EurekAlert.  It can even increase bone mass in senior citizens.Zitgeist:  Mineral oil doesn’t give you zits, says another article on EurekAlert – unless it’s the industrial grade stuff.Schism:  Not as many people are schizophrenic as previously thought, says EurekAlert.  Now you need another excuse.One finding did match common-sense expectations.  An article in Science1 found that youths who watch gun violence are more apt to engage in violent behavior (see also EurekAlert report).1Bingenheimer et al., “Firearm Violence Exposure and Serious Violent Behavior,” Science, Vol 308, Issue 5726, 1323-1326, 27 May 2005, [DOI: 10.1126/science.1110096].The point is not that any of these reports are the last word on those subjects, but if scientists cannot get things right about everyday issues regarding our daily habits, how can they presume to tell us about things millions of years ago?(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Call for comment on .za domain

first_img17 October 2005The South African .za Domain Name Authority (.zaDNA) has launched a public consultation process to ensure management of the country’s domain name is in line with global practice.The .za domain is South Africa’s cyber address code, used to identify local e-mail addresses and websites.The .zaDNA, established in terms of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act of 2002, is responsible for the administration and management of the .za internet domain.The domain name discussion document, launched in Johannesburg in September, aims to get the South African public involved in creating a structured model for the domain name space, in line with global practice, establishing policies relevant to a maturing internet, ensuring growth of the internet and narrowing the digital divide.“The purpose of the process is to obtain comment and input on the structure of the .za domain and to engage a wide range of stakeholders in a far broader process regarding its use, including access, education and outreach,” the authority said.“We want this to be in line with the global practice and ensure internet growth locally,” said .zaDNA chairperson Hasmukh Gajjar. “We want to close the gap in the digital divide and have as many parties involve in the process as possible.”Other issues are how the South African domain name should be structured, including whether it should be opened up for second-level registrations, and who should administer the database of .za domains.The document also calls for input about whether subdomains – gov.za, org.za, ac.za and so on – should be administered by a centralised organisation, or by multiple registries.“The growth of the internet in South Africa was not a formal, structured process and the structure and management of the domains used to identify and address users and infrastructure developed through a largely informal process,” the document says.“The ad hoc efforts of the pioneers are no longer appropriate in an environment where the internet has become a communications mechanism.”Communications Minister Ivy Matsepe-Cassaburri has asked the authority to educate the public about the use of the domain name. She said the campaign should reach all South Africans, and should be in a language that people outside the internet community can understand.“We are a country that is continuously changing, so it is imperative that all be involved in the process,” she said.The .zaDNA hopes the consultative process will come up with ways to narrow the digital divide.“This divide exists not only in respect of access to technology but also in respect of the knowledge regarding the technology,” its document says.“There are a number of policy considerations which are crucial for the ongoing growth of the internet community in our country as well as the stability of the existing infrastructure. The authority may need to consider education and outreach programmes to narrow the digital divide.”Other issues to be considered include:funding ongoing internet growth,including previously excluded communities as practitioners and entrepreneurs,education and skills development, andinternational trends around governance, policy formulation and expansion.Interested people have until the end of January 2006 to make submissions. Comments can be posted to Suite 175, Postnet x15, Menlo Park, 0102; e-mailed to submissions@zadna.org.za; or faxed to +27 (0)12 361 9515. For more information, visit www.zadna.org.za.SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more