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first_imgEid-ul-Adha message from the Government of the Cooperative Republic of GuyanaEid-ul-Adha is the annual occasion on which Muslims reflect on and celebrate the unquestionable obedience to God by Prophet Abraham. As our Muslim brothers and sisters gather to pray, demonstrate sacrifice and share with the less fortunate among us, the Government of the Cooperative of Republic Guyana joins in paying homage to all those who have sacrificed for their families, their communities and their country over the years.For many years the Guyanese people have had to endure hardships and sacrifice on a day-to-day basis. Today we are closer to a better life for all of our people, in spite of hiccups in the journey. With a sense of patriotism and national pride and an unyielding commitment to the development of our fair land we shall continue to make progress together, leaving no citizen behind.Just as the Muslim community is known to band together generally but especially in difficult times, so too, must we as Guyanese, stand together and united. At a juncture in our history when we continue to face sporadic threats to our national sovereignty we are obliged to take a signal from our Muslim brothers and sisters and mobilise in a show of unity and strength to make it abundantly clear that ‘not a blade of grass’.As was the appeal for Eid-ul-Adha 2015, this is once again a fitting occasion for us to restate the call for a deepening of national unity and the strengthening of social cohesion among our people. Though diverse in origins we share a common destiny and it is imperative that we cooperate for the purposes of national advancement.The message of Eid-ul-Adha is an example of the discipline and commitment needed, if we are to build Guyana into a nation which affords a good life for all Guyanese. The Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana appeals to all to conduct the sacrifices safely, with due consideration for the animals and as humanely as possible as is prescribed for in Islam.Eid Mubarak to all Muslims.last_img read more

Balotelli to take City to league tribunal

first_img0Shares0000LONDON, England, December 17 – Manchester City’s Italian striker Mario Balotelli is to appeal this week to the English Premier League against a club fine imposed for on-field ill discipline, according to reports on Monday.The 22-year-old failed to overturn the sanction internally and would now take the case to a league tribunal, Britain’s domestic Press Association news agency said, without quoting sources. Balotelli missed 11 domestic and European games last season through suspension.The forward was instrumental in helping Italy to the final of this year’s European championships in Poland and Ukraine, scoring twice in the 2-1 semi-final victory over Germany.But Balotelli has shown erratic club form and was substituted during defending champions City’s recent derby with Manchester United, which they lost 3-2.Italy coach Cesare Prandelli meanwhile said that Balotelli “really needs to use his head” to succeed with the northwest England club, calling for him to replicate the form that saw him score twice in the Euro 2012 semi-final win against Germany.Prandelli told a news conference in Rome that he backed City manager Roberto Mancini to get the best out of the young player, despite his temperamental nature.“Roberto is an excellent coach. He wanted Mario in Manchester. He knows what he’s doing. We’ve got an advantage over Roberto. We only have Mario for three or four days and he doesn’t have the time to annoy us,” the Azzurri manager joked.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

WINTER PROOF YOUR WARDROBE WITH THE EVOLVE MID-SEASON SALE

first_imgEvolve Menswear, Letterkenny have introduced their Halloween Mid-Season Sale, and there are some incredible offers available in-store.The popular retail outlet has established a glowing reputation over the years.Its ability to consistently provide top-quality products to its loyal customer base, at affordable prices ensure the businesses popularity is constant. You can winter proof your wardrobe by looking no further than Evolve Menswear.There is a great selection of items to choose from, and there are some tempting offers available in a wide variation of items.Some of the offers available to potential customers are outlined below.Mix & Match 3 for 2 on selected brands. 10% off Coats & Jackets.Many suits reduced.There just some of many, many deals available to you, so get down to Evolve now and avail of these fantastic offers right away.WINTER PROOF YOUR WARDROBE WITH THE EVOLVE MID-SEASON SALE was last modified: October 23rd, 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:Businessevolve menswearFeaturesnewslast_img read more

DEATH OF LORD LEITRIM’S NEPHEW

first_imgTHE funeral will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, of a nephew of Lord Leitrim, ‘The Honourable’ Henry Vickers Strutt.He died at Letterkenny General Hospital on Monday. He was 97.His remains are reposing at the Holy Trinity Church, Carrigart today with a funeral service tomorrow, Wednesday, morning at 11am with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. The Hon. Hedley Strutt had lived at Mulroy House, Carrigart.He often spoke of his family history, the Elizabethan and Cromwellian periods, and his ancestor Clements who fought with Cromwell in Ireland.He served in the British military as an officer in the Scots Guards. His grandfather, a great inventor, designed a component used in electric light bulbs.Hedley Strutt’s mother, Hilda Clements, was born and reared at Manor Vaughan House, the ancestral home of the Earls of Leitrim, and he often discussed his early family life and the fact that he and his siblings were all looked after by a nanny after his mother died when he was aged four. Hedley Strutt’s grandparents ran the Rosapenna Hotel.During world war two his platoon of Scots Guards were wiped out in a friendly fire incident.Politically he was a friend of the Unionist Prime Minister of the North Captain Terence O’Neill.He was friends to many people locally.His ancestor, the 3rd Earl of Leitrim, was shot dead in April 1878 on his way to his home at Mulroy. He had been despised by tenants – Catholic and Presbyterian – after a number of evictions. No-one was ever charged with his murder.The 4th Earl, Robert Clements, was seen as a more caring landlord who brought in reforms on the 52,000 acre estate.In a complete reversal of the 3rd Earl’s approach, the new landlord allowed evicted tenants to return to their farms and re-housed others.He also promised to provide a house in Milford to shelter the poor and destitute so that they could avoid entering the workhouse. And it appears these initial gestures were no hyperbolae. In the following fourteen years, he initiated ventures to improve local business and built hotels and golf links to draw tourists. He also inaugurated a line of steamers to run between Mulroy Bay and Glasgow, via Derry, thus providing access to markets for the estate produce. On his death in 1892, he was buried near Mulroy `amid signs of mourning from the tenantry among whom he had lived and for whose benefit he had worked’.DEATH OF LORD LEITRIM’S NEPHEW was last modified: March 27th, 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:DEATH OF LORD LEITRIM’S NEPHEWlast_img

DONEGAL TV PRESENTER MICHELLE GIVES BIRTH TO BABY BOY

first_imgDonegal TV presenter Michelle Doherty has given birth to her first child, a baby boy.Michelle DohertyThe former TV3 Xpose host, who is from Carndonagh but lives in London with her partner Mark O’Shea, gave birth two weeks early.“Huge congratulations to @michelledohrty and @marko_shea on the birth of their baby boy last night,” Xpose wrote on Twitter. Xpose’s Lisa Cannon was one of the first to congratulate Michelle, 37, on Twitter.DONEGAL TV PRESENTER MICHELLE GIVES BIRTH TO BABY BOY was last modified: August 9th, 2014 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:baby boydonegalMichelle DohertyTV3Xposelast_img read more

Bayern Munich 5-1 Arsenal: Arsene Wenger’s side blown away in Champions League

first_img1 The Gunners conceded four second half goals to leave their last-16 progression hopes in ruins Arsenal saw their Champions League aspirations collapse at the Allianz Arena as Bayern Munich swept the Gunners aside in a 5-1 thrashing.Arsene Wenger’s team arrived in Bavaria with the hopes of securing a positive result in a bid to reach the quarter-final stages for the first time in eight years.But a second half blitz from the German giants leaves the north London club on the edge of yet another last-16 exit in Europe’s elite competition.Alexis Sanchez had brought the visitors level on the half hour despite seeing his initial penalty saved by Manuel Neuer.Bayern, however, took advantage of an Arsenal defence shorn of captain Laurent Koscielny in the second half, as Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller and a brace from Tiago added to Arjen Robben’s initial opening strike for the hosts.Wenger had opted to field David Ospina rather than Petr Cech in goal, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Alex Iwobi were tasked with dropping back into a four-man midfield when Arsenal were defending.Wenger’s goalkeeping decision made no impact on the opening goal as Robben moved inside unchallenged before bending a superb effort past the desperate dive of Ospina.Bayern dominated possession for much of the opening half as Arsenal remained boxed in defensively, although Sanchez won a free-kick on the edge of the penalty area after bursting forward at pace and being fouled by Mats Hummels.Ozil hit a tame free-kick, which Manuel Neuer made hard work of, but the Germany goalkeeper was equal to Sanchez’s penalty after referee Milorad Mazic pointed to the spot having adjudged that Lewandowski had fouled Laurent Koscielny.Although he missed the resulting spot-kick, Sanchez recovered and after fluffing his lines again managed to tuck away the equaliser.The Gunners were growing in confidence and, after Ozil and Sanchez combined, the latter slipped in Oxlade-Chamberlain whose cross dropped to Granit Xhaka, but his firm shot was straight at Neuer.Lewandowski then passed up a glorious chance to make amends for conceding the penalty as the striker could only head a David Alaba cross over from in front of goal.While the hosts remained a threat throughout the first half, Arsenal were also more involved as an attacking force and Ozil bought a smart stop out of Neuer on the stroke of half-time.The game and the tie arguably hinged on an incident on 49 minutes when Koscielny over-stretched to make a clearance and was forced off, with Gabriel on in his place.Less than 15 minutes later and Arsenal were three goals behind as Lewandowski nodded home Philipp Lahm’s cross before flicking a pass into the path of Thiago, who slotted home coolly.Arsenal were rocked and could have conceded again as Ospina rushed off his line to harry Lewandowski, who turned a shot against the bar before Robben’s rebound was deflected behind.The Colombian goalkeeper atoned for his error by making a superb point-blank save from the busy forward, but he was soon beaten again as Thiago’s strike came off Xhaka and into the net.Still chances kept coming Bayern’s way, Ospina getting down well to push Vidal’s low drive wide on the post before tipping Douglas Costa’s strike behind.Muller came off the bench to a heroes welcome as Lewandowski made way, and despite having only four minutes to make an impact he did just that as he converted the fifth as Bayern beat Arsenal 5-1 for the second meeting in succession.last_img read more

Library program helps students hone Web skills

first_imgSANTA FE SPRINGS – Marina Martinez wants to increase her skills on the computer. A few weeks before school begins, the 11-year-old enrolled in a computer class she hopes will help her with research papers and other school work. “Last year I didn’t do so good on my reports because I was always a day late,” she said, sitting at a computer station at the Santa Fe Springs Library. “I want to type faster and look up Web sites faster. That’s why I took this class,” she added. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesShe visits the library four times a week as part of the Kids Computer Club. The club, in its third year, teaches children how to navigate the Internet to do research and to find games. The program also shows them how to create their own Web sites, said librarian Joyce Ryan. “This turned into a good way of channeling energy in a way that’s useful for them,” said Ryan. “They really take ownership of what they do and are proud of what they’ve done with their Web page.” The children, ages 10 to 14, spent the past two weeks learning Microsoft Office FrontPage and creating personalized Web pages that list their hobbies and interests. Students set up individual homepages, customize them with their own backgrounds, fonts and images, then learn how to make their sites user-friendly. “Then we’re making additional pages and going from there and setting up the links,” she said. “It helps them understand why the breakdown of information needs to occur to make it easier for the user.” As online networks like Myspace.com and Web journals gain popularity, Ryan said her staff keeps a vigilant watch on the children. They’re taught about the potential dangers online, and teachers monitor them as they surf the Net to build their Web pages, Ryan said. No personal photos or other personally identifying information are posted, she said. Student Kevin Showalter’s Web page includes images of his favorite cars and bands, and has links that take users to his top TV shows and movies, “Family Guy” and “The Waterboy,” among them. It was the first time the 12-year-old created his own Web page, he said. araceli.esparza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024160Want 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

Lancers’ scrimmage a learning process

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts. 10:00 a.m. La Serna’s scrimmage at perennial power La Habra’s house Saturday night was a learning experience for the visiting Lancers, just as coach Ken LaVigne wanted it to be. “They stopped us some times, and sometimes they didn’t,” LaVigne said. “They exploited some things, but we learned a lot about ourselves. We made some adjustments, and we’ll be a better team because we scrimmaged them.” LaVigne cited his team’s ground game, led by senior Jon Potts, and said the Lancers’ “didn’t throw a pick, and we got one of their’s (passes).” “I thought everybody did some things real well,” LaVigne said. 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

Robinson faces touchline ban after Ibrox dismissal

first_imgMotherwell manager Stephen Robinson has been hit with a notice of complaint after being charged with misconduct by the Scottish FA.The Northern Irishman was sent to the stands during the Steelmen’s 7-1 loss to Rangers at Ibrox following a heated exchange of words with members of the Light Blues’ coaching staff.The fallout came after Motherwell were reduced to ten men when Carl McHugh was sent off for handball and James Tavernier converted the resulting penalty kick for Rangers.Following his side’s heavy defeat in Glasgow, Robinson made his frustration with the officials and Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos clear. “A young boy, out of his depth as a fourth official (Craig Napier), obviously can’t deal with that. I don’t think it was a major incident.”Robinson faces a potential touchline ban following the charge. He has until Friday to respond to the charge, with a hearing planned for December 20. He said: “The first booking is a disgrace, it’s embarrassing. “And I have to say, referees are getting conned by the same people continually.On his dismissal, he added: “Listen, members of their staff came up to voice their opinion.“I was the only one sent to the stand.last_img read more

Business passengers to reduce travel if laptop ban expanded

first_imgAirlines have predicted that 15 per cent of lucrative business travellers will reduce their travel if the US expands its laptop ban at a cost of $US1.4 billion in lost productivity.The International Air Transport Association made the claim as its April traffic figures showed traffic growth in the Middle East and North Africa had been hit by the ban on carrying large electronic devices in the cabins of US-bound flights.The Issue is likely to be a hot topic as airline bosses meet in Cancun, Mexico, from July 4 for IATA’s annual meeting.IATA said a route-level analysis for March, the most recent month available, showed revenue passenger kilometres flown by Middle East Airlines fell 2.8 per cent year-on-year, the first annual decline in at least seven years.While traffic in the market was already slowing, IATA said the decline was consistent with disruption from the electronic device ban announced on March 21 as well as the Trump Administration’s proposed travel bans.IATA director general Alexandre de Juniac said there were indications that passengers were avoiding routes where the large electronic device ban was in place.“As the US Department of Homeland Security considers expanding the ban, the need to find alternative measures to keep flying secure is critical,’’ he said in the IATA analysis. “If the ban were extended to Europe-to-US flights, for example, we estimate a $US1.4 billion hit on productivity.“And an IATA-commissioned survey of business travellers indicated that 15 per cent would seek to reduce their travel in the face of a ban.’’Overall, the figures showed April air travel remained strong.April global traffic rose at a robust 10.7 per cent compared to a year ago to outstrip capacity growth 0f 7.1 per cent and push up load factors 2.7 points to a new April record of 82 per cent.This may be bad news for passengers because a rise in competition for seats  increases the ability of airlines to raise fares.International passenger demand rose by 12.5 per cent, led by a 14.4 per cent rise among European carriers attributed to growing momentum in the region’s economy. However, IATA noted the comparison was distorted somewhat by the impact on travel last year by terrorist attacks.Load factors in Europe rose 4.9 percentage points to 85.4 per cent, the highest of any region.Asia-Pacific airlines saw a 10.9 per cent increase in international traffic to hit a 14-month high as demand on Asia-Europe routes recovered.The increase in North America was equally healthy with a 10.3 per cent rise in demand compared to April last year, supported by  a comparatively robust economic backdrop and the impact of a stronger US dollar on outbound passenger demand.A 16.1  per cent boost in international traffic for Latin American carriers was the strongest increase since December, 2011, and saw a 5.5 percentage point surge in the load factor to 82.7 per cent.But the biggest growth in international traffic was from Africa which saw its fastest increase in five years at 17.2 per cent following a recovery in the key European market.Middle Eastern carriers lagged the global average with a 10.8 per cent rise.Domestic travel climbed 7.7 per cent and load factors increased `1.2 per centage points to 83 per cent.Australia was the worst performer in a basket of countries outlined in the report with traffic down 2.1 per cent , capacity reduced by 1.2 per cent and the load factor down 0.7 percentage points to 76.5 per cent.This compared to a 16.7 per cent surge in domestic traffic in the Russian Federation, 15.3 per cent c in India and 12.7 per cent in China.last_img