Mayor of Anna Regina disappointed in President Granger

first_imgDeputy Mayor of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), Darshan Persaud, has expressed dissatisfaction with the conduct of President David Granger after he visited Anna Regina on Thursday last.According to Persaud, the President visited the region to distribute kites to the children of the region at the Anna Regina car park without informing himself or any other authority of the event, or even following the time-honoured protocol which has been established over several years.Persaud in an interview with Guyana Times said he had met with the President the day before his visit and was totally unaware of his visit to the region the following day.“Myself and the Mayor were sworn in at State House where we met with the President and even had dinner, so I can’t say why we were not informed of his visit,” Persaud said.Moreover, he noted that he is very disappointed with the actions of President Granger and the way things happened, while expressing that permission must be sought from the Town Council in the case of hosting of any event, even if he is the President.However, the Deputy Mayor noted that he will be raising the issue at the upcoming Council meeting.While delivering his feature address to the large gathering on Thursday, President Granger said the purpose behind the distribution is “to spread the joy of Easter”.President Granger did the honours of distributing the kites, with the aid of Minister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Annette Ferguson and Social Protection Minister Amna Ally.last_img read more

Ronaldo turns to Juve challenge after FIFA best player snub

first_imgThe 33-year-old Portuguese star also lost out to Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah for the Puskas Award for the best goal.He had been nominated for his superb overhead bicycle kick for Real Madrid against Juventus in last season’s Champions League quarter-final, which even drew a standing ovation from Juventus supporters in Turin.Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri had backed Ronaldo — who has scored three goals in his last two league games — for the award, as he led the way in the Champions League with 15 goals to help Real to a third straight title.“With no offence to Luka Modric, I’d give the Ballon d’Or to Ronaldo for what he did last season. I think he deserves it,” said Allegri.The Italian champions face a heavy week in Turin with three games in their Allianz Stadium in the space of seven days.After Wednesday’s game against 18th-placed Bologna, who shocked Roma 2-0 at the weekend, Juventus play Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli in a top-of-the table clash on Saturday.Juventus have had a perfect start to the season with five wins and 15 points — three points ahead of Napoli.Allegri’s side also play Swiss club Young Boys in the Champions League a week on Tuesday, a game which Ronaldo will miss after his controversial sending off against Valencia in Spain.– Roma crisis –Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli are three points behind Juventus. © AFP / Alberto PIZZOLINapoli host promoted Parma, before their trip to Turin, with an eye on their Champions League game against Liverpool in Naples.“We won there (Juventus) last season and still finished second,” said Napoli striker Lorenzo Insigne.“If we don’t win the midweek game with Parma, then the result with Juve is irrelevant, so we have to take it one at a time.”Under-pressure Roma host promoted Frosinone looking for a boost after slipping to 14th with their weekend defeat in Bologna.Coach Eusebio Di Francesco has reportedly been given a week to save his job, starting against the newcomers from outside Rome, before the city derby against Lazio at the weekend.Frosinone are second from the bottom of the table with 12 goals conceded, including two to Juventus last weekend.“At the end of the year when the points are counted the matches like the one in Frosinone you don’t remember immediately, but you know how important they were,” said Allegri.Roma then host Czech club Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League next week, having lost their opener to holders Real Madrid.Meanwhile, Inter Milan face a tough task against Fiorentina in the San Siro Tuesday with coach Luciano Spalletti serving a touchline ban for his over-exuberant goal celebration against Sampdoria.Inter have been struggling but their last-gasp win against the Genoa side followed their come-from-behind 2-1 win in the Champions League against Tottenham.Spalletti’s side travel to the Netherlands to play PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League next week.Fiorentina are third in the table five points adrift of Juventus, with Inter in ninth.Fixtures:TuesdayInter Milan v Fiorentina (10pm)WednesdayUdinese v Lazio (8pm), Cagliari v Sampdoria, Genoa v Chievo, Juventus v Bologna, Napoli v Parma, Roma v Frosinone, Atalanta v Torino (all 10pm)ThursdaySPAL v Sassuolo (8pm), Empoli v AC Milan (10pm)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo turns his focus to Juventus’ treble bid after losing out in the FIFA best player award. © AFP / Filippo MONTEFORTEMILAN, Italy, Sep 25 – Cristiano Ronaldo turns his focus back to Juventus’s quest for a treble this season on Wednesday after losing out in the FIFA’s best player of the year award.Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo skipped the awards ceremony in London on Monday as his former Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric beat him for the award.last_img read more

Sampdoria set to hijack Liverpool’s move for Serie A star

first_imgSampdoria are planning on hijacking Liverpool’s move for Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia.Jurgen Klopp’s side were leading the chase for the Italian, who has fallen out of favour with Inter boss Roberto Mancini and looks destined to leave this month.But now, according to Sky Italia, Sampdoria are currently locked in negotiations with Inter and aim to complete a deal for the 27-year-old next week.Liverpool may return with a higher offer for Ranocchia but the loan signing of Steven Caulker this week means the club are more relaxed about landing another defender.Ranocchia, a former Inter captain, joined the Nerazzurri from Genoa in 2011 and has made 166 appearances for the club. Andrea Ranocchia 1last_img read more

‘3:10 to Yuma,’ ‘American Gangster,’ ‘Hairspray’ among nominees in SAG Awards

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ — “Hairspray” — “Into the Wild” — “No Country for Old Men” Lead Actor in a Motion Picture — George Clooney, “Michael Clayton” — Daniel Day-Lewis, “There Will Be Blood” — Ryan Gosling, “Lars and the Real Girl” — Emile Hirsch, “Into the Wild” — Viggo Mortensen, “Eastern Promises” Lead Actress in a Motion Picture — Cate Blanchett, “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” — Julie Christie, “Away From Here” — Marion Cotillard, “La Vie en Rose” — Angelina Jolie, “A Mighty Heart” — Ellen Page, “Juno” Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture — Casey Affleck, “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” — Javier Bardem, “No Country for Old Men” — Hal Holbrook, “Into the Wild” — Tommy Lee Jones, “No Country for Old Men” — Tom Wilkinson, “Michael Clayton” Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture — Cate Blanchett, “I’m not There” — Ruby Dee, “American Gangster” — Catherine Keener, “Into the Wild” — Amy Ryan, “Gone Baby Gone” — Tilda Swinton, “Michael Clayton” TELEVISION CATEGORIES Ensemble Cast in a Drama Series — “Boston Legal” — “The Closer” — “Grey’s Anatomy” — “Mad Men” — “The Sopranos” Actor in a Drama Series — James Gandolfini, “The Sopranos” — Michael C. Hall, “Dexter” — Jon Hamm, “Mad Men” — Hugh Laurie, “House” — James Spader, “Boston Legal” Actress in a Drama Series — Glenn Close, “Damages” — Edie Falco, “The Sopranos” — Sally Field, “Brothers and Sisters” — Holly Hunter, “Saving Grace” — Kyra Sedgwick, “The Closer” Ensemble Cast in a Comedy Series — “30 Rock” — “Desperate Housewives” — “Entourage — “The Office” — “Ugly Betty” Actor in a Comedy Series — Alec Baldwin, “30 Rock” — Steve Carell, “The Office” — Ricky Gervais, “Extras” — Jeremy Piven, “Entourage” — Tony Shaloub, “Monk” Actress in a Comedy Series — Christina Applegate, “Samantha Who?” — America Ferrera, “Ugly Betty” — Tina Fey, “30 Rock” — Mary-Louise Parker, “Weeds” — Vanessa Williams, “Ugly Betty” Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries — Micheal Keaton, “The Company” — Kevin Kline, “As You Like It.” — Oliver Platt, “The Bronx is Burning” — Sam Shepard, “Ruffian” — Jon Turturro, “The Bronx is Burning” Actress in a Television Movie or Miniseries — Ellen Burstyn, “Mitch Albom’s For One More Day” — Debra Messing, “The Starter Wife” — Anna Paquin, “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” — Queen Latifah, “Life Support” — Vanessa Redgrave, “The Fever” — Gena Rowlands, “What if God were the Sun?”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WEST HOLLYWOOD – Here is a list of nominees announced in West Hollywood today for the 14th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which will be presented Jan. 27. Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture — “3:10 to Yuma” — “American Gangster”last_img read more

DONEGAL SCHOOL GRANTED €58K FOR NEW ASTRO TURF PITCH

first_imgTá fógartha ag an Aire Stáit do Ghnóthaí Gaeltachta, Joe McHugh T.D., go bhfuil deontas de €57,954 ceadaithe aige do Bhord Bainistíochta, Scoil an tSratha Mhóir chun cabhrú leo páirc astro a fhorbairt.Ag fógairt an deontais dúirt an tAire McHugh go raibh sé ag cur an deontas seo ar fáil ar an gcoinníoll go gcuireann an scoil plean réadúil Gaeilge a bheas aontaithe leis an Roinn i bhfeidhm go háirithe ar bhaill óga an cheantair. “Tá a lán oibre ag dul ar aghaidh sa cheantar seo ar son na Gaeilge, agus molaim an Bord Bainistíochta, Coiste na dTuismitheoirí, na múinteoirí agus tuismitheoirí na scoile ar son na hoibre uilig ata faoi bhun acu.”DONEGAL SCHOOL GRANTED €58K FOR NEW ASTRO TURF PITCH was last modified: February 4th, 2016 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:astro turf pitchdonegalJoe McHughStramore NS GAA star Frank McGlynn visited Stramore NS.Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs Joe McHugh has announced a grant of €57,954 for the Board of Management at Scoil an tSratha Mhóír, Stramore, to help them develop an astro-turf pitch.Announcing the grant, Minister McHugh said he was making this grant available on the condition that the school will iplement a realistic Irish plan that will be agreeable by the Department especially for the youth of the area.“There is a lot of working taking place in this area with regards the Irish language, and I wish to commend the Board of Management, the Parent’s Association, the teachers and parents in the school for the work they are currently carrying-out.” last_img read more

VOODOO VENUE WEEKEND PICTURE SPECIAL: HAVE YOU JUST WON FREE VIP ENTRY WITH CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION?

first_imgWhat another brilliant weekend club revellers had at Donegal’s No.1 nightspot Voodoo Venue.Huge crowds descended on the venue on both Friday and Saturday night.The innovative management at Voodoo are always seeking to ensure every weekend in the club is a memorable one for its loyal customers. Their desire to always meet and exceed customer expectations ensure it remains the No.1 clubbing venue in the North-West.Every week in conjunction with Donegal Daily, Voodoo Venue run a picture special competition on the site.If your face is circled in the picture special above, then you’ve just won FREE Champagne and FREE VIP entry for four.Contact Voodoo via Facebook and claim your prize now. 🙂 Make sure and check out their Facebook page below for details of their brilliant student night HIJACKED TUESDAYS.https://www.facebook.com/VOOD00venueletterkenny VOODOO VENUE WEEKEND PICTURE SPECIAL: HAVE YOU JUST WON FREE VIP ENTRY WITH CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION? was last modified: December 8th, 2014 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewspicture specialVoodoo Venuelast_img read more

World’s Oldest Unfound Geocache is Found! – Getting the FTF After 12 years

first_imgThe noble steed and the river.Many anxious geocachers set alerts to ping them when a new geocache is published. Within minutes of going live, a geocacher rushed to claim the FTF (First to Find). In the case of one lonely geocache, in an uninhabited swath of Canada,  it took nearly 12 years for a brave and determined geocacher to venture into the wilderness and sign the logbook. 4.5lb Walleye (GCDFB) was hidden June 23, 2001. It registered its first find on June 8, 2013 by geocacher Stormgren-X. Here’s his story.The idea for finding this geocache came to Stormgren-X months before he set out. “I planned the trip myself over a six month period from researching the route, history, other accounts of this amazing canoe route, food, gear, and logistics of getting to the launch site and getting out and back home,” he said, “I was prepared to do the trip solo, but managed to convince my life-long friend to join me on this amazing journey along this historical canoe route.”On the day before they left, Stormgren-X posted about their journey in the Geocaching Forums and included a link to the Spot tracking page, “I expected a few people on the geocache watchlist to perhaps follow along from time to time.  By the time we reached Fort Albany and were set up in our lodge, I…was overwhelmed to see 375 replies to my thread.  It was amazing and I felt great that so many people were watching and cheering us on…So many emails of encouragement and positive comments.  We were pleased that we offered some sort of live entertainment and discussion to the geocaching community on our journey…”From there, the real adventure began. The first two days of canoeing  proved to be the most difficult. Stormgren-X recalls, “The winds and rain were non-stop and made for freezing toes and fingers, [and] poor morale…” After the initial problems, the weather cleared and made for an enjoyable trip. On the eighth day, they reached ground zero and finally found the geocache, “…I saw a foreign object. It looked like a rounded corner of something, and I grabbed it between index finger and thumb and pulled on it. I easily pulled it out from it’s hiding spot under the moss and yelled at Gord, “Here it is! I found it!”I placed it on the ground and immediately took notice that it was intact and contents were still inside.”Found it! Stormgren-X with the 4.5lb Walleye.Regarding the trip, Stormgren-X said, “The eight and a half days we spent on this arctic watershed adventure is one I won’t soon forget. Being immersed in that environment, without communication with the outside world, and seeing so few people was so refreshing from the busy and modern life we are so accustomed to. The historic places we visited and the thoughts of men and women who toiled in this land to make a life for themselves was astounding. Many times we felt so small and insignificant in such a vast wilderness, but so connected to it at the same time. To travel 435 km along such a huge waterway and not see many people, any roads, bridges, railways, dams, or industry is something difficult to find in this world. I consider myself lucky to have experienced the voyage and the great memories.”To hear more about this amazing journey, check out the Podcacher podcast that features an interview with Stormgren-X. You can also read the full write-up. Geocaching milestones of this caliber are out there, just waiting to be found. Will you be the next adventurer to earn one of these epic smileys?Also: enjoy a few more photos of the trip courtesy of Stormgren-X:View along the riverAt one of the stops along the river.Canoeing in lovely weatherShare with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedFeatured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”Down, down, down into the underground – Below Above, The Fallen Monarch (GC2GAMT) – Geocache of the WeekApril 3, 2013In “Community”The Seanachai: Keeper of the Old Lore, Reviewer of the New CachesMay 6, 2015In “Community”last_img read more

Batang Pier down but not out as Anthony remains confident of playoff chances

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other MOST READ Pampanga edges Bulacan to enter NBTC Division II semis NorthPort’s playoff hopes have become bleaker after Magnolia handed the Batang Pier their sixth straight loss in the PBA Philippine Cup on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrantscenter_img Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event “There’s some frustration and whatnot but I think we’re all still bonding together. There’s still three games left so we still got a shot at this,” he said.NorthPort needs nothing less of a sweep when they face streaking TNT, recovering Alaska, and crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra in their final stretch begins this Friday at Ynares in Antipolo.“We still have a good chance,” Anthony stressed. “We have to figure this out.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte But its Sean Anthony isn’t throwing in the towel just yet.“We still have a good chance,” the tireless forward told reporters after their 103-90 defeat at the hands of the Hotshots at the Big Dome.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBut in the same breath, Anthony can’t help but rue what seems to be a trend in their losses in the all-Filipino conference.“Once again, we were OK in the first three quarters and we fell apart in the fourth,” Anthony shared with a long face and somber tone. Google Philippines names new country director PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “I think we all were forcing things and we stopped doing what we did the first three quarters, which was play as a team,” he added.But the late-game meltdown? That’s all on him. “That was on me, I got tired, forced some shots,” Anthony offered.Batang Pier led by as many as 11 points in the second quarter. They were in control in the third before finding themselves at the bad end of a 27-8 run in the payoff period.They now sit on a 2-6 record for the 11th spot in the standings.Anthony admitted that frustration is bubbling under the Batang Pier. But he remains optimistic that they are going to come around to pull themselves out of a rut.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu storm into Round 2 of Asian Badminton Championship

first_imgTop Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu registered crushing victories in their respective women’s singles matches to make a resounding start to their campaign at the Asian Badmimnton Championship in Wuhan on Wednesday.Fifth seed Saina defeated Indonesia’s Fitriani Fitriani 21-16, 21-17, while Sindhu brushed aside another Indonesian Maria Febe Kusumastuti 21-10, 21-13 in a half an hour contest in the opening round.In the next round, World No. 8 Saina will face the winner of the match between Indonesia’s Lindaweni Fanetri and Thailand’s Nitchaon Jindapol, while ranked 10th Sindhu will meet eighth seed Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei.All the other Indian shuttlers suffered heavy defeats in the competition, the last event before the Olympic qualification deadline.While Korean pair of Chang Ye Na and Lee So Hee defeated India’s Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa 21-15, 21-11 in women’s doubles, men’s doubles combo of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy suffered a 15-21, 13-21 loss to fifth seeded Japanese pair of Hiroyuki Endo and Kenichi Hayakawa.Another men’s doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar also faced defeat, losing 19-21, 17-21 to Or Chin Chung and Tang Chun Man of Hong Kong.last_img read more

Tata Housing enters Noida market, ties up with Lotus Greens

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 4 (PTI) Expanding presence in Delhi-NCR, Tata Groups real estate arm Tata Housing has forayed into the Noida market by partnering with local builder Lotus Greens for a housing project.In January this year, Godrej Properties had also entered the Noida market in partnership with Lotus Greens to develop a housing project on 36-acre land parcel.Tata Housing is already present in the National Capital Region (NCR) property market and is developing four housing projects in Gurgaon. It is now entering Noida, which in the past decade has become a major real estate destination.”Tata Housing has entered the Noida residential market through a partnership with Lotus Greens. The company recently signed an agreement with Lotus Greens for the development of 20 acre project in Sector 150, Noida,” a source said.The company, through it 100 per cent subsidiary Tata Value Homes, is expected to launch 2-3 bedroom apartments with Smart Home features, sources said.The project is expected to be launched soon, they said, adding the number of apartments and prices are yet to be decided.Tata Housing spokesperson declined to comment.Lotus Greens is developing a 300 acre integrated sports city township. Godrej Properties has tied up with Lotus Greens for a housing project in this township only but it is yet to launch projects.Despite slowdown in housing sales, Godrej Properties sold over Rs 300 crore worth villas on the first day of its launch of 100-acre township in Greater Noida being developed by the company in partnership with ACE group.advertisementWith land prices skyrocketing across the country, many developers are entering into a joint development agreement with land owners.Out of Tata Housings total portfolio, about 70-75 per cent projects are in partnership with local developers and land owners.Established in 1984, Tata Housing is a closely held public limited company and a subsidiary of Tata Sons Ltd.The company has about 60 million sq ft under various stages of planning and execution and an additional 19 million sq ft in the pipeline. It caters to all consumer segments from value to luxury housing, by offering products ranging from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 14 crore.Tata Value Homes has launched projects across seven major cities and is developing over 27 million sq ft residential developments. PTI MJH SBT MKJ BALlast_img read more