Wolmer’s Boys’ School heaped more misery on St George’s College yesterday, defeating their North Street rivals 5-4 on penalties for their third ISSA/FLOW Walker Cup knockout title in four years, and fifth overall. The teams had played to a 0-0 finish in regulation time and were tied 1-1 after extra-time at Stadium East. Alphanso Gooden put Wolmer’s in front four minutes into extra-time. However, St George’s were awarded a penalty and Dominic James converted in the 100th minute. Rojay Smith, Kashaun Smith, Gooden, Shamar Jemison and Jamale Hall netted their spot kicks for the Heroes’ Circle school, while Kobe Steibel was missing. Akeem Prawl, Alex Marshall, Ronaldo Watson and Paul Young Jr scored penalties for St George’s, but extra-time penalty hero James missed on the second time of asking from the spot. Tense shoot-out There was to be more drama as Steibel missed his penalty for Wolmer’s immediately after to bring the ‘Georgians’ back into the contest. But Jemison saved the very next kick, from Jevoun McKella, to give Wolmer’s victory. Wolmer’s coach, Vassell Reynolds, who was winning his first senior schoolboy football title after regular successes at the Under-14 and Under-16 levels, said the knockout tournament was tailor-made for Wolmer’s this season. “The way we play was always going to suit us for knockout competitions. We always play to our strength and we didn’t get many goals. We didn’t have the killer instinct upfront and we didn’t have that marquee player, so we built our platform from defence and it took us this far,” he commented. In a low key first-half, St George’s controlled possession, but Wolmer’s looked more threatening going forward. They nearly went ahead in the 15th minute, but Jahwahni Hinds fired over from inside the box. After the break, the game got better and St George’s created a number of openings where they could have taken the lead. However, captain Shevon Stewart squandered three great chances to give his team the advantage. Four minutes into extra-time, Wolmer’s grabbed the lead when Gooden headed home after a corner was redirected back across goal. St George’s rallied when McKellar was fouled in the box and James tucked away the spot-kick to bring his team level. “We lost the Manning Cup and we wanted this one. We knew we had one to go and we got them (players) back up (from Saturday’s Manning Cup defeat). Unfortunately, it didn’t go our way and we are disappointed that we didn’t win this one,” stated St George’s coach, Neville ‘Bertis’ Bell. “But when it goes to the penalty spot it’s a bit of a lottery.”
The Bonguama United Association (BUA), an association of Foya citizens based in Monrovia and its environs, has condemned the recent report of disrespect shown to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in Voinjama, Lofa County, allegedly by youths of Quardu Gboni District.The Association, in a press release issued in Monrovia yesterday, observed with grave concern that youths of the newly created district of Quardu Gboni, a chiefdom that adheres to the rule of respect for elders, chiefs, government officials and religious leaders under the late Chief Musa Gboni, are now slipping into the mud of disrespect under the canopy of free speech and advocacy.The Association observed that the action exhibited by Quardu Gboni youths, who disrespected the President of Liberia in the county’s political capital, “brought shame to all Lofaians.”The Association believes that Madam Sirleaf did nothing wrong to visit the county in the wake of the devastating Ebola outbreak that claimed nearly 100 lives in Quardu Gboni District alone, “and therefore, her visit did not warrant the disparagement shown her by the youths of Quardu Gboni.”Meanwhile, the Association has called on President Sirleaf to take heart as a mother and as a leader, noting that it was disheartening that the youths could not articulate any tangible point and demonstrated their lack of good manners.They explained that the Liberia Coco Company (LCC) concession agreement, which sparked the protest, was not done single-handedly by the Executive stating that the Quardu Gboni District has three lawmakers representing them, two sitting senators and its representative.“In fact, the land in question is public land, not private land. Henceforth, in these kinds of circumstances, dialogue and negotiation are the approaches that move the county forward, as evidenced by a recent Quardu Gboni position statement to the Lower House,” said the Association.The Association is demanding an immediate apology from the Quardu Gboni hierarchy, beginning with the district representative, commissioner and the paramount chief.The Association is also calling on all seven districts within the county, student groups and organizations in and out of Lofa to condemn the improper behavior of the youths, which the Association says, has the tendency to undermine the good moral legacy of their ancestors and destroy it with the culture of disrespect in the name of free speech.“The Association wishes to state unequivocally that as citizens hailing from Lofa, we remain loyal, faithful, devoted and consistent supporters and admirers of the Unity Party-led Government. In fact, history has proven that the people of Lofa are not traitors, conspirators, or mutineers neither are we defiant. As such, Quardu Gboni is inclusive. “Stop being rude. This is not our culture, the Lofa Uncle says!” concludes the statement.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Dear Editor,In light of information coming to light on the ‘land grab’ that has accelerated since December 21, 2018, I feel compelled to share my personal experience with the process of land acquisition.My quest began in 2013, six years ago, following the success generated by the E-Networks Baseball Star programme, I wrote to GuySuCo’s CEO, Mr Paul Bhim, (11.3.2013) asking for consideration in the sale of a plot of land suitable for a baseball facility. I was referred to the Guyana Office for Investment as the proper channel for application. I spent two years providing GO-Invest with detailed business plans, feasibility studies, supporting documentation of various types and results of our pilot programmes. The proposed multi-sport facility encompasses baseball and ten other sports whose National Governing Bodies have indicated interest. In December 2014, Baseball Guyana got our approval and GO-Invest wrote GuySuCo directly and attached a satellite photograph of a plot of land suitable to the first phase (of 3) of development.There were many negotiations with GuySuCo, offers, counter-offers and finally an offer was made to us for the plot identified by GO-Invest at $25 million per acre. We accepted the offer as fair market value and asked for time to raise the required $522 million. It took two years of explaining our unique circumstance to benefactors in the baseball world that we needed funding to purchase land. Unique, because in those countries, projects such as ours would have states and counties competing to offer land and tax breaks to attract such a facility.In May 2019, I wrote to GuySuCo in my capacity as CEO to inform that Guyana Baseball had acquired the funds for purchase as promised and we could make a payment in full if needed at any time. The land committee of GuySuCo met and affirmed our agreement; what followed must rankle even the most jaded of observers, NICIL was informed of our pending sale and issued a “cease and desist” letter to GuySuCo on June 5, 2019, on which I was copied.Upon the advice of our lawyers, I replied and provided the extensive paper trail to support our application and agreement for the purchase of this 20.9-acre plot of land. I have to date received no official reply. Imagine my surprise to learn via a social media post that the plot of land identified in 2014, has been surreptitiously offered to various individuals by NICIL.That NICIL could even contemplate sale to ‘Johnny-come-lately’ individuals, with no regard for the arduous process that is required to ensure the State benefits fully from disposal of assets, not only monetarily, but in the benefits of our project which include opportunities for youth, jobs, education and tourism revenue along with intangibles such as positive self-image that would come when (not if) we develop our first Major League stars.In reading the replies of Eric Phillips and Charles Ceres to revelations of questionable land acquisition, it is interesting to note that Ceres relinquished 1299 acres previously acquired because he lacked the wherewithal to develop same and Phillips is forging ahead despite losing his investors. This is what makes it difficult for Guyanese with projects, ideas and solid backing to be taken seriously. Officials have seen the rosy plans and ideas with no financial backing fail time and time again. These speculative ventures and strategic acquisitions by those who clearly lack the financial means to execute any project is the bane of development, they use their political influence to gain land and then fail to develop anything other than debt for themselves and despair for others.Editor, I am cognisant of my rights as a citizen of Guyana; my passion for ethical and honest behaviour in life, both public and private, is well known. I do not intend to fail the youth of the nation. The Guyana Baseball League has moved to the law courts of Guyana to seek redress of this grave injustice to ourselves and the youth of our nation; we will yield no ground willingly to hustlers.Respectfully,Robin Singh
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Fort St. John Huskies Goalie, Jonathan Bateman, has made an advancement in his hockey career.Bateman has committed to playing with the Marian University Sabres.The two-time NWJHL Goalie of the Year recipient will be joining former Huskies Captain Jarod Lang.- Advertisement -Huskies Manager, Jeremy Clothier, says they have been getting Bateman prepared to play for college-level hockey, adding that Marian University has been interested in Bateman for the past season.“It’s something that we’ve been working on all year was to get him to go to school to play hockey and, obviously, to get an education. Marian was interested in Jonny right from the get-go. They watched a lot of our games online, they watched the showcase online. It’s just a great opportunity for a kid to move on.”Travis Mclean says Bateman is a great kid and a strong goaltender, adding that he has worked hard during his three years with the Huskies.Advertisement “Jonathan is a great kid. He’s played for the Huskies for three years. When he came in, he was already a pretty strong goaltender when he first got to the program. He was definitely pretty fresh as far as being ready for Junior Hockey but he put in a ton of work in his three years that he’s been with us. He’s a super hard worker and that kid definitely deserves the opportunity that he’s been given.”Bateman will be starting with the Marian Sabres this Fall.
For years, those states have heard complaints that not enough of their lottery revenue is used for education. Now, a New York Times examination of lottery documents, as well as interviews with lottery administrators and analysts, finds that lotteries accounted for less than 1 percent to 5 percent of the total revenue for K-12 education last year in the states that use this money for schools. In reality, most of the money raised by lotteries is used simply to sustain the games themselves, including marketing, prizes and vendor commissions. And as lotteries compete for a small number of core players and try to persuade occasional customers to play more, nearly every state has increased, or is considering increasing, the size of its prizes – further shrinking the percentage of each dollar going to education and other programs. In some states, lottery dollars have merely replaced other money for education. States eager for more players are introducing games that emphasize instant gratification and more potentially addictive forms of gambling. Of course, the question of how much lotteries contribute to education has been around for years. But the debate is particularly timely now that at least 10 states and the District of Columbia are considering privatizing their lotteries, despite assurances decades ago that state involvement would blunt social problems that might emerge from an unregulated expansion of lotteries. These trends fly in the face of marketing campaigns that often emphasize lotteries’ educational benefits, like a South Carolina lottery slogan, “Big Fun, Bright Futures,” or a television advertising campaign in North Carolina featuring a thank-you note passed through schools and signed “The Students.” The New York Lottery’s Web site includes the tagline, “Raising billions to educate millions.” Last year, North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley finally delivered on his promise to start a lottery, making his state the most recent of 42 states and the District of Columbia to cash in on legalized gambling. If some voters in this Bible Belt state frowned on Easley’s push to bring gambling to the state, others were persuaded by his argument that North Carolina’s students were missing out on as much as $500 million in aid annually as residents crossed the border to buy lottery tickets elsewhere. “Our people are playing the lottery,” the governor said in an address two years ago that was a prelude to the creation of the North Carolina Education Lottery. “We just need to decide which schools we should fund, other states’ or ours.” Pitches like this have become popular among lawmakers who, since states began legalizing lotteries more than 40 years ago, have sold gambling as a savior for cash-starved public schools and other government programs. Lotteries have raised billions of dollars, and of the 42 states that have them, 23 earmark all or some of the money for education. Promotions like these have taken root. Surveys and interviews indicate that many Americans in states with lotteries linked to education think their schools are largely supported by lottery funds – so much so that they even mention this when asked to vote for tax increases or bond authorizations to finance their schools. Long a mainstay of American life, lotteries began as raffles in the 1700s to finance the Continental Army, bridges and roads, and Columbia University. But modern lotteries are big businesses, run by streamlined enterprises with managers and consultants from Fortune 500 companies. State lotteries raised more than $56 billion and returned $17 billion to the state governments last year. They spent more than $460 million last year on advertising, making them one of the nation’s largest marketers. The 197,000 retailers that sell lottery products earned $3.3 billion in commissions in 2006. Lottery advocates say the games live up to their public mandate. According to the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries, $234 billion has gone into state coffers since the first modern lottery was started in New Hampshire in 1964. “Lotteries bring additional money to states that can be used very effectively to fund special projects without raising taxes,” said Charles Strutt, executive director of the Multi-State Lottery Association, a nonprofit group. But among the states that earmark lottery money for education, lottery dollars accounted for 1 percent or less of the total K-12 education financing (including all state, federal and local revenue) last year in at least five states, including New Jersey. New York had the highest percentage, 5.3 percent. (Five states – Georgia, Kentucky, New Mexico, South Carolina and Tennessee – direct lottery dollars primarily to college scholarships. North Carolina and Florida also give some money to scholarships.) At least five states – California, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio and Washington – channel lottery money to higher education as well as elementary and secondary schools. In these states, too, lottery proceeds amount to less than 5 percent of the total education financing. In at least four states – California, Illinois, Michigan and Texas – lottery dollars as a percentage of K-12 education money has declined or remained flat over the past decade. In California, for example, the lottery in 1985 accounted for almost 5 percent of all K-12 education dollars. Today, it makes up less than 2 percent, or about $1 billion, of the $54 billion the state spends on K-12 education, according to the California Budget Project, a nonprofit research group in Sacramento. As the California Department of Education noted in its State Fact Book two years ago: “Although the public still perceives the lottery as making a significant difference in the funds available for education, it is a minor source that cannot be expected to provide major improvements in K-12 education.” Some state lotteries have fallen short of projections. In North Carolina, where officials were expecting the lottery to generate $400 million to $500 million a year for education, revenue reached just over $300 million in its first full year of operations. In Oklahoma, officials expected the schools to receive $52 million last year from the lottery, but the finally tally was $15 million less. Also, the portion of lottery money going to state programs is shrinking. When Missouri passed its lottery in 1985, it required that at least 45 percent of all proceeds go to the state, and the number went as high as 52 percent. Legislators revised the law, and the state gets slightly less than 30 percent of proceeds. The Times review of documents from all 42 states with lotteries and the District of Columbia found that nearly all have increased payouts and lowered the percentage going to programs. And those that have not changed their payout formulas are considering it. Lawmakers and lottery officials defend the practices, saying schools and other programs will still benefit from the extra money raised by lotteries. Because legislators in some states decide school budgets well in advance of knowing what lottery revenue will be, lottery money is just another part of the overall budget. If the lottery dollars are below projections, the state makes up the shortfall with money from other sources, or in some cases, simply gives schools less money. If the lottery dollars exceed projections, the state uses some of the money for other programs. “Legislators merely substitute general revenue funds with lottery dollars so the schools don’t really gain any additional funding,” said O. Homer Erekson, dean of the business school at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, who co-wrote a national study on lottery money and school financing. States including Georgia, Oklahoma and South Carolina, have enacted laws that prohibit substituting lottery dollars for general funds that would have otherwise gone to education. But such laws have not stopped legislators. Oklahoma, for example, used lottery money last year for a portion of promised teacher raises that were supposed to come from the general fund. “It makes it harder for us to convince people that they still need to support education,” said Brett McFadden, a budget analyst with the Association of California School Administrators. “They think the lottery is taking care of education. We have to tell them we’re only getting a few sprinkles; we’re not even getting the icing on the cake.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Josh King celebrates his winner 1 Josh King scored against his former club as Bournemouth followed up victory over Chelsea by beating Manchester United at Dean Court.Junior Stansilas opened the scoring directly from a corner after little more than 90 seconds.Marouane Fellaini then drew the game level with a scrappy equaliser before half time.However, King settled the game with a goal which United will be disappointed to concede, meaning Louis van Gaal’s side have now gone five games without a win in all competitions.Both of Manchester United’s full backs Guillermo Varela and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson were making their first Premier League starts in a depleted defence which had been so solid this season.It was an incredible start to the game when, after only two minutes, Stanislas whipped a right-footed corner straight over the head of David De Gea to give Bournemouth the lead.United nearly fired straight back with a goal of their own but they were twice denied as Artur Boruc pulled off two point-blank saves from Fellaini and Paddy McNair.Van Gaal’s injury list got longer midway through the first half when Jesse Lingard limped off to join the likes of Chris Smalling and Wayne Rooney on the treatment table.Anthony Martial should have equalised on 18 minutes when he was gifted the ball on the edge of the box but he sloppily dragged his shot wide of Boruc’s right hand post.De Gea then made a world-class stop of his own to deny King when the former Manchester United youth prospect tried to round the goalkeeper.The Red Devils were finally level on 23 minutes when Memphis Depay did well to take the high ball down on his chest before seeing his shot saved, only for Fellaini to bundle in the rebound while standing on his knees.However, eight minutes into the second half and the Cherries were ahead again and again it was from a corner.The ball was fired in low and King peeled away on the edge of the six-yard box to stroke home against his old club.Glenn Murray really should have settled the game when he waltzed through the United defence but, with only De Gea to beat, the former Crystal Palace man inexplicably launched the ball into space.Martial nearly grabbed an equaliser as the game wore on as he jinked through the Bournemouth defence with bodies flying at his feet to try and halt him before, like Murray, he scooped the ball over the bar.Bournemouth looked the more likely of either side to get the fourth goal of the evening but it remained 2-1 to give the Cherries only their second win in 10 Premier League games.
A man has been fined and ordered to pay compensation after he admitted using counterfeit notes in a number of businesses in Buncrana last year.Father-of-six John Mongan, 41, of 5 Foxhill Close, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh was charged with ‘passing’ or using counterfeit currency [notes or coins] at Cards N Candies, Munchies, Supervalu on the Cockhill Road, and the Lily Rose Café – all of which are at Main Street, Buncrana – on September 23, 2015.Mongan is also charged with being in ‘custody or control’ of the counterfeit currency in the four local businesses and a further charge of being in control of it at the Stone Jug, Buncrana. Appearing before Buncrana District Court in handcuffs last Thursday, Mongan pleaded guilty to all the charges before him.The court heard that Mongan, was currently on remand in Castlerea prison for a similar offence in Cavan.Inspector Denis Joyce told the court that Gardaí received a complaint from the Lily Rose Café that a man had attempted to pass them a counterfeit £50 sterling note on the afternoon of September 23, last.They then obversed Mongan trying to use another fake £50 note at Munchies sweet shop on Buncrana’s Main Street. Following Mongan’s arrest Gardaí searched his car, which was parked at the Stone Jug and found four more £50 notes in his possession.The court heard that Mongan also attempted to pass the £50 note at Cards n’ Candies and Supervalu in Buncrana.Insp. Joyce revealed that Mongan was successful handing over the counterfeit cash at Supervalu. He said Mongan bought items and received €67.57 in change.The Garda Inspector said Mongan admitted the offence to Gardaí and apologised for his actions.He added that Mongan had a number of previous convictions including two for theft and entering a building with intent on June 7, last year from Buncrana Court.Mongan’s defence barrister told the court that his client committed the crime ‘out of financial desperation’.He said Mongan is a 41-year-old married man with six children, one of which has autism and ADHD, whom he cares for along with his wife. He said Mongan, who suffers from bi-polar condition, was unemployed and ‘always in receipt of benefits’. The defence barrister said Mongan obtained the notes ‘knowing they were fake’ and attempted to pass them in Buncrana.“He accepts what he has done but it was out of financial desperation,” said the Barrister.“It was a stupid act and I know it’s no defence but things are extremely tight. He had a desire to provide for his family – it was nothing to do with greed.“He apologises to the gardaí, the court and the shops involved for the inconvenience, in particular Supervalu for their loss.”The barrister revealed that Mongan had been handed a two year suspended sentence for similar offences in February, but that sentence was not to activated by the court as the Buncrana matters ‘pre-dated’ that.Judge Paul Kelly said it was unacceptable that Mongan was ‘wandering around Buncrana trying to get someone to take the fake notes’.He said Supervalu had to be compensated for their loss. He noted that there was €300 cash bail on file for Mongan so he fined the Northern Ireland man €233 and ordered a compensation order of €67 towards Supervalu, both were payable forthwith.MAN WHO USED FAKE NOTES TO CON BUSINESSES ORDERED TO PAY COMPO was last modified: May 14th, 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:donegalDUDSforgeryJOHN MONGAN
Best wishes to all the dancers taking part in the Grand Final of “Strictly” in the Downings Bay Hotel on Friday 12th, and especially to the 5 couples representing Gaeil Fhánada.The show is already a sell-out, a limited number of tickets for entry to the Empire disco where the performance is being shown live on screen may be available from the dancers or Strictly Committee.Those present at the Fanad semi-final in the Milford Inn will vouch for the tremendous entertainment on offer, and with the competition now between the Fanad and Downings clubs it promises to be a night not to be missed! Go the Gaels! Club members should note that all orders for the All Ireland Semi-Final on 28th August must be with Club Secretary Fiona Shiels by Sunday 14th, no late orders will be considered. Tickets are priced at €40 for Adults and €5 for U16’s with concessios available for OAP’s and Students.Gaeil Fhánada Senior and Reserve teams have away League fixtures v Killybegs on Saturday evening, matches at 5.30 and 7.00.The August meeting of the Senior Committee takes place in the Fanad Lodge on Thursday 11th August at 9.00, all members are asked to be in attendance.U8 training continues for the next few weeks in Portsalon on Friday at 6.30, new players welcome. U 13 training commences on Friday 19th August at 7.30 in Portsalon, any enquiries to Aidan McAteer on 087 7765540GAA: GAEIL FHÁNADA GAA NOTES was last modified: August 9th, 2011 by gregShare 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:fanad gaels notesGAEIL FHANADA GAA NOTES
The Diamond Park in Ballyar was the venue today for the Donegal Women’s Soccer League Under 14 finals. Fanad United who were managed by Madonna Friel and Tina O’Brien defeated Glenree United by 4 goals to 0 in the Paddy McBride Sponsored Shield Final. All the goals were scored in the first half. Fanad’s captain Mariead Coll scored a hat trick and their other goal was scored by Mariosa Friel.In the Cup Final sponsored by Terry Leyden, Lagan Harps came out victorious over Raphoe Town by 6 goals to 2.Lagan went in at the break 4-2 ahead- Erin Coll scored two and Zoe McGlynn and Orla Friel with the Lagan goals and Raphoe goal scorers were Aoife Page and Amy Boyd.In the second half Lagan extended their lead through Zoe Green and Erin Coll rounded of a player of the match performance with her third goal of the game. Afterwards Lagan Harps were also presented with the league trophy which they won earlier in the season. Donegal Women’s Soccer LeagueUnder 14 FinalsPaddy McBride Shield FinalFanad United 4-0 Glenree UnitedTerry Leyden Cup Final Lagan Harps 6-2 Raphoe TownGIRLS SOCCER SPECIAL: LAGAN HARPS AND FANAD UNITED TAKE HONOURS IN U-14 FINALS was last modified: July 7th, 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:GIRLS SOCCER SPECIAL: LAGAN HARPS AND FANAD UNITED TAKE HONOURS IN U-14 FINALSglenreeRaphoe
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