God help Guyana

first_imgDear Editor,With great pomp, it was announced that the appointment could be made as early as Monday.The Opposition Leader was prepared to cooperate with such a move.Instead of facilitating, the call is now for certain names to be placed on the list.It begs the questions – whose list is it and was the announcement of a Monday appointment genuine?It seems the OL made a mistake in being magnanimous in granting suggestions of names to be made for now it seems that if the demand for certain names on the list is not met, the stalemate continues.God help Guyana, please.Sincerely,Shamshun Mohamedlast_img read more

Speed skating competition this weekend

first_imgThe 7 division event will feature approximately 70 skaters, ranging in age from 5-15.Skaters compete in one of two styles of racing, either Olympic style or mass start.As a result of the competition, the speed skating track will be shut down to the public.- Advertisement -Eneregeticcity.ca will have the event results following the competition.last_img

Strong third leads Flyers to victory

first_imgBurke wasn’t done putting the biscuit in the basket, as 13 seconds later he netted his second of the evening, putting the Flyers on top by a score of 7-5, which would be the final score of Friday’s game.  Flyers goaltender Troy Hunt turned aside all 10 shots he faced in the final period, helping the Flyers secure the win.After stringing together two wins in a row, the Flyers will next hit the ice Friday, Feb.3, when they will travel to the Grande Prairie Coca-Cola Centre to take on the Athletics, the NPHL’s top ranked team. It was an offensive first period for both clubs, as the opening frame concluded with Hythe leading 4-3 on the scoreboard. Flyers rookie Cody Kalb had a goal and an assist for the Flyers in the first, while Jeff Fast and Todd Alexander also scored for Fort St. John.Despite trailing entering the second, the Flyers out shot the Mustangs 16-11 in the first period.The second period saw both teams exchange single goals. It only took Fort St. John 1:20 to tie the game at 4-4, as Jeff Fast scored his second of the evening, with Todd Alexander earning the lone assist on the goal.- Advertisement -However, Hythe would regain the lead before the conclusion of the second, scoring roughly halfway through the second period, regaining the lead at 5-4.It was quite a strong third period for the Flyers, specifically, a productive minute and seven seconds. At the 9:25 marker of the final frame, Jeff Fast completed his hat-trick, scoring his third goal of the game and more importantly, tying the game at 5-5. Todd Alexander and Cody Kalb would get the assists on the game-tying-goal.54 seconds later, Dave Burke scored his first of the game, assisted by Ian Munro. Burke’s goal put the Flyers back on top in the scoring department, as they led 6-5. The goal would prove to be the eventual game winner.Advertisementlast_img read more

Dutch defeat piles pressure on Loew and misfiring Germany

first_img0Shares0000Germany’s head coach Joachim Loew is under increasing pressure © AFP / EMMANUEL DUNANDAMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Oct 14 – Joachim Loew is facing the biggest crisis of his 12-year tenure as Germany’s head coach after their embarrassing 3-0 defeat away to the Netherlands.Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk gave the Dutch a first-half lead before late goals by Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum capped a golden night for the Oranje at Amsterdam’s Johan Cruyff Arena. These are dark days for the Germans in the wake of their dismal World Cup display when they crashed out after finishing bottom of their group.They are now bottom of Nations League Group One and Loew must avoid defeat against world champions France in Paris on Tuesday, knowing his future will be debated at home.“Yes, I understand that there is a debate and we have to deal with it,” Loew told broadcaster ZDF.“In the next two days, I will focus entirely on preparing the team before the match in Paris against France, and not on the debates in public, although these debates are normal, very normal.”“We have to show character against France and win the return match against the Dutch or we are going down.“We had good chances, but couldn’t put them away, which would have been good for confidence. It’s bad that we fell apart at the end,” he added.After ex-Germany captain Michael Ballack said he was “surprised” Loew kept his job after their woeful World Cup display, the Dutch defeat ramps up the pressure.Once again, Loew trusted his senior players to deliver a win, but his Bayern Munich axis of Manuel Neuer, Jerome Boateng, Mats Hummels and Thomas Mueller failed to deliver.Both Muller and his second-half replacement, Manchester City starlet Leroy Sane, squandered clear chances either side of he break.Defender Mats Hummels said Germany had only themselves to blame © AFP / EMMANUEL DUNANDHummels admitted the team can expect a backlash from the German public after the defeat.“We’ll get it in the neck now, but we have no one to blame but ourselves,” said Hummels.“We lost 3-0, even though we actually had to win the game.“We had a lot of bad luck, but it’s not down to any one player.”Germany have now conceded goals in their last 19 internationals.“We made too little of our chances, although we could have gone ahead early on,” said goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer.“At the end, we were too open and made mistakes.”Neuer put the blame firmly on the players: “Before the game, every player signalled to the coach that they were ready to play.”Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos said the Germans lost their structure after falling behind.“The structure was missing after the first 30 minutes, but it’s hard heading home without having scored,” said Kroos.“You need a reward for the good work you do and that’s not happened.“We have to keep going, we have the next chance on Tuesday and concentrate on the good things we did.”The Dutch were delighted with their first win over the Germans for 16 years.Netherlands’ forward Memphis Depay celebrates after scoring © AFP / EMMANUEL DUNAND“Sometimes you need a bit of luck, but we deserved the win, fought for every inch and defended well,” said Dutch coach Ronaldo Koeman.“It’s an unbelievable result, especially as the Germans weren’t that bad.“It’s 16 years since we beat Germany and we are on the right way with a talented, young team.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Inter Milan want to SCRAP £12m deal with Man City for Stevan Jovetic

first_imgInter Milan are trying to pull out of signing Manchester City striker Stevan Jovetic on a permanent basis, according to reports in Italy.The 26-year-old moved to the San Siro from the Etihad last summer on an 18-month loan deal.That transfer contained an obligation for Inter to sign Jovetic for £12m once the loan was complete in December 2016.However, according to Tuttosport, Inter are now trying to get out of that original agreement.The Italian club have contacted Manchester City regarding the matter and talks are expected to take place over the coming weeks. Stevan Jovetic 1last_img read more

Korean War veteran’s family receives medals

first_imgAfter being wounded in Korea in 1953, Cpl. Salas’ records, along with those of many other soldiers, were lost in a fire at a Colorado hospital, said Helen Salas. The lost records prevented Cpl. Salas from being awarded the medals he’d earned in the war, she said. “He’s always wanted all his medals, and he could never get them,” said Helen Salas. Cipriano Salas’ granddaughter, Jessica Ruiz, said she has been trying to get the medals for her grandfather for two years. It was only after her quest led her to contact the local congresswoman that the longtime dream became a reality, Ruiz said. Ruiz said she was put in contact with Carlos Lopez, the Military and Veterans Liaison with Napolitano’s office, and within two months, Lopez and Napolitano arrived at the Salas home to deliver the medals. “He did everything for us immediately,” she added. The Salas family received notification that the medals would finally be presented on Nov. 14, which is also Helen Salas’ birthday, said Ruiz. “That was my grandpa’s birthday present for her,” she said. “Carlos, thank you so much,” said Ruiz at the presentation ceremony. “You are a blessing to our family.” The Purple Heart, signifying war wounds, was especially important to her husband, Helen Salas said. “I remember dad being a strong, quiet person who didn’t say much, but when he spoke, you listened,” said Bobby Salas. He added that he knew his father would be very pleased, in his own reserved way, to finally receive the medals he earned. “He’d be so happy,” Helen Salas added. Cpl. Salas died in 1993 of a heart attack that was the result of injuries he received in a traffic accident in La Puente in 1976, family members said. The accident left him a quadriplegic, and he was in and out of the hospital until his death, said Ruiz. Helen Salas said her husband’s injuries never stopped him from his passion, watching his children play sports. “That was his life,” said Helen Salas, “chasing the boys around.” Cpl. Salas is survived by four children, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, said Ruiz. “I miss him a lot,” Helen Salas said. “He’s still with us,” Ruiz added. “He’s always with us.” news.tribune@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2718160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA PUENTE – Fourteen years after his death, and 54 years after being shot in the back by machine gun fire and stabbed in the leg by an enemy bayonet, Army Cpl. Cipriano Salas’ family was presented with the medals he earned fighting in the Korean War. Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-Santa Fe Springs, made the presentation Monday at the La Puente home of Cipriano Salas’ widow, Helen Salas. The Salas family received Cipriano Salas’ National Defense Medal, three Bronze Stars, a United Nations Service Medal, a Combat Infantryman’s Badge, and a Purple Heart. “I’m just glad that we’re able to bring a little honor to your husband’s service,” said Napolitano as she presented the family with the medals. last_img read more

Liverpool done deals: Top five transfers at Anfield in Ian Ayre’s tenure

first_imgLiverpool chief executive officer Ian Ayre will step down in 2017, it has been announced.When he finally leaves Anfield, Ayre will have had several roles at the club in his decade with his hometown side.After joining as a commercial director, the 52-year-old then move to a role as managing director in March 2011 where he gained more power.Ayre has since played a major role in most transfer deals but some of these switches have gone better than others.Click the right arrow above to see which five deals we believe are his best at the club… 5 5 5 4. Jordon Ibe – £500,000 (from Wycombe Wanderers) – This transfer is turning out to be value for money as he makes his mark on the Liverpool first-team. His goal at the Britannia Stadium in January was vital as the Reds went on to beat Stoke City on penalties to reach the Capital One Cup final. Jurgen Klopp appears to rate the youngster so Ibe could be a fixture of the team for seasons to come. 5. James Milner – Free transfer from Manchester City – Click the right arrow above for Ian Ayre’s best transfers… – Alright, his wages are a bit pricey but the England midfielder has hit the ground running at Anfield since his move from Manchester City and offered up solid performances and key goals, especially his winning strike against Augsburg in the Europa League last 32. 3. Daniel Sturridge – £12million (from Chelsea) – Right now, most comments surrounding the English striker centre on his fitness, or lack thereof. It shouldn’t be forgotten that in first season and a half he hit 35 goals in 49 games and almost won them the Premier League title. On form, he’s still one of the best finishers in the country, he just needs to make sure he’s fully fit. 5 2. Emre Can – £9.75million (from Bayer Leverkusen) – The signing of the German, in retrospect, was a bit of a risk given he had only played one full season of Bundesliga football with Bayer Leverkusen. Can has been a huge success though. Last season in a back-three he helped to hold a dodgy defence together and this season has, despite the odd loss of form, played well in midfield for Jurgen Klopp. 5 1. Philippe Coutinho £8.5million (from Inter Milan) – The Brazilian star joined from Inter Milan with plenty of potential and the Little Magician has gone a long way to realising it with the Reds. His skill and cunning, along with his excellent dribbling make his a tricky opponent, but his shooting could do with some work if he wants to improve his goal tally and his effectiveness. He was well worth the money and could go on to be an absolute bargain when everything is said and done.last_img read more


first_imgMARGARET QUINNThe death has occurred of Margaret Quinn, 3 Lawsdale and formerly of Finn View, Ballybofey. Peacefully,surrounded by her loving family in the tender care of the wonderful staff at the Donegal Hospice. Much loved mother of Helen,John & Janet. Sadly missed by her son,daughters,uncle,grandchildren, relatives and friends. May She Rest in Peace. Removal from Mc Cool’s Chapel of Rest, Navenny Car Park,Ballybofey on Thursday at 12.30 pm to her late residence. Funeral leaving her home on Saturday at 12.30 for Requiem Mass at 1pm in St.Mary’s Church,Stranorlar,followed by interment in Drumboe cemetery. Family flowers only please,donations in lieu if desired to Donegal Hospice,C/o any family member. Family time from 11pm until 11 amANTON MCBRIDE The death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of Anton McBride, Kinnerlargey, Downings. His remains are reposing at his late residence. Funeral on Friday to The Church of St John the Baptist, Carrigart for Requiem Mass at 11am with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in lieu if desired to The Dialysis Unit, Letterkenny GeneralHospital, c/o any family member. Family time please from 11pm to 10amPHILIP CORCORANThe death has taken place at the Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny of Phillip Corcoran, Killyclug, Letterkenny. His remains are reposing at his late residence. Removal from there on Friday evening at 6pm going to St Aidan’s Church, Monasteraden, Co Sligo, to arrive at approx 9pm. Requiem Mass on Saturday at 11am with burial afterwards in Faulmore cemetery, Blacksod, Belmullet, Co Mayo at approx 3.30pm.  Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to Donegal Hospice or I.M.N.D.A. House private please from 12 midnight til 10am.SHEILA HUTCHINSON The death has taken place at her residence of Sheila Hutchinson, 45 The Woods, Buncrana, formerly of Hutchinson’s Shop, Bridgend. Funeral leaving her late residence on Friday morning at 9.30am going to St Mary’s Oratory, Buncrana for Requiem Mass at 10am with burial afterwards in Burt cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in lieu if desired to The Day Centre, Buncrana Nursing Unit c/o any family member.DAVID MCGONIGLEThe death has taken place of David McGonigle, Finner, Ballyshannon. Reposing at his late residence. Removal from there on Saturday at 10am for 11am funeral Mass at the Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea, Bundoran.  Burial afterwards in St Ninnidh’s Cemetery. Family time on Saturday morning please.  Family flowers only please.  DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2012 was last modified: June 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:2012DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR THURSDAYJUNE 7last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL will play Mayo in the All-Ireland final as the men from the West saw off a startling Dublin comeback to win an incredible match at Croke Park.The Mayo men finally saw off the All-Ireland champions by 0-19 to 0-16 in today’s semi-final. The referee played an extra seven minutes of the match; two more than had been called as the Dubs went for goal.It was a pulsating game – and a sometimes violent match – as repeated Dublin fouls on Mayo players left one of them in hospital and another with blood pouring from a head wound.Mayo had gone in at half-time leading 0-12 to 0-06.And they stormed ahead in the second half, leading at one stage by ten points. But Dublin staged one of the great comebacks in front of 81,364 at Croke Park reducing the deficit to just three points.And then Bernard Brogan went for goal, only to see his shot saved brilliantly saved by Clarke.Within a minute O’Connor missed a sitter for Mayo – putting a goal chance wide.The Connacht champions held on to set up a first ever All-Ireland final clash with Donegal.TV pundit and 1993 All-Ireland winner Joe Brolly said the Mayo win was “a victory for Donegal” saying the Ulster Champions will fancy their chances in a final against Mayo rather than Dublin.Brolly – who will be at O’Donnell Park on September 14th – also poked fun at Pat Spillane after the game. The Kerry legend said that teams like Donegal and Mayo had been too nice in the past.“The Donegal fans weren’t too nice to you last week Spillane – and quite right too after what you said,” said the Derryman.DONEGAL TO PLAY MAYO IN FINAL AFTER DUBS BEATEN AT CROKER was last modified: September 2nd, 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:DONEGAL TO PLAY MAYO IN FINAL AFTER DUBS BEATEN AT CROKERlast_img read more

Valley teacher shining example for school, students

first_imgKelly Jean Hanock knew she wanted to be a teacher when she saw her 10th-grade teacher in action, and she never wavered from that dream. Now, 13 years into her career, she has been honored as one of the state’s five teachers of the year, announced Thursday by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell. “My 10th-grade teacher was really inspiring and had so much fun teaching, I knew it was a job I wanted to do,” said Hanock, 44, who teaches English-language arts at James Monroe High School in North Hills. “And it’s just as great as she made it look all those years ago.” Monroe Principal Lynda Schwarz called Hanock a “positive force” who has helped shape the school. She has taken a lead in helping transform Monroe into small learning communities – breaking up the school of 4,700 students into nine campuses of about 500 each. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “She’s not afraid to get out there and become a model, she’s not afraid to share and she’s just grown so much,” Schwarz said. “She just shines by example. If you actually do what you teach and become successful at it, you become a role model.” In a prepared statement, O’Connell said he chose the five teachers for the Golden Apple award because they “exhibited such extraordinary joy in teaching that their students loved learning from them. They set a wonderful example that I hope will draw more highly qualified teachers into this field.” The best part of her job, Hanock said, is getting immediate feedback from the students, seeing their progress and working with creative people. The key to being an effective teacher, she said, is creating an environment for students to comfortably share their ideas, and letting go of some of the control. And there’s nothing wrong with having a little fun. When she lost a bet that she could beat the entire class in a Boggle tournament, she did exactly what they wanted: She dressed as rapper Ludacris, even though she had no idea who he was. She wore baggy, low-hanging jeans, a black T-shirt, a necklace with a silver-painted doll and a black Afro wig. Student Myrna Flores has loved being Hanock’s student for two years because she feels comfortable being herself in class and she’s able to get emotional and academic support from her any time. “You don’t have to be afraid of raising your hand and saying something, because you’re not going to be judged,” said the 17-year-old senior, who’s in Hanock’s Advanced Placement English class. “If we’re behind, she pulls us up and we can contact her at any time and she helps us. She gives up her time to help us.” Naush Boghossian, (818) 713-3722 naush.boghossian@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more