Bartica hosts inaugural cancer awareness walk

first_imgSince cancer awareness generally leads to early diagnosis, the Bartica Town Council organised a cancer awareness walk to sensitise the population about the life-threatening dangers of this disease and the importance of regular screening.Some participants lighting candles at the end of the exerciseSome 100 persons assembled at the Cenotaph on First Avenue to start the walk around the mining town which took place on Friday evening.Led by Mayor Gifford Marshall and Deputy Mayor Kamal Persaud, the march paraded through the busy business centre and into Second Avenue to the bandstand in Smart Park for a short programme.Participants were encouraged to take control of their health and ensure they get tested habitually, especially if there is reason for concern like hereditariness.Bartica has available options for early detection and treatment so persons do not have to travel all the way to the Capital City.During the programme, various speakers also underscored the need to offer support and love to those who endure the ravages of cancer.Two cancer survivors as well as a family who lost someone to cancer took to the podium to share their stories with the aim of urging the public not to be complacent when it comes to this disease.The programme closed with the lighting of candles and sharing of hugs by everyone after which the Deputy Mayor gave the Vote of Thanks, in which she not only commended the participants of the respective agencies and departments but also commended those of the business community who contributed to the success of the walk.The event was well received and participants expressed the desire to have similar activities in the future.The Walk was titled “Power of Pink Walk” and was executed under the theme “Pink is the New Green” in an effort to raise awareness.last_img read more

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Bandits jailed for 16 years in Land Court Judge robbery case

first_imgThe three young men who were last week found guilty of robbing and battering Land Court Judge Nicola Pierre and her spouse, MohamedWarren MckenzieChand, have each been sentenced to 16 years for the crimes they committed against the couple.Magistrate Zamilla Ally-Seepaul handed down the sentence Thursday at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court despite the trio’s pleas for leniency and denial of involvement in the above-mentioned crimes.Damion Millington and Warren Mckenzie, both 22 years, along with 18-year-old Nicholas Narine, 22, were found guilty of two counts ofDamion Millingtonrobbery under arms and two counts of felonious wounding.Each young man was sentenced to four years and it was ordered that the time run consecutively.In explaining why this sentence was derived at for each young man, Magistrate Ally-Seepaul stated that this was because of the serious nature of the crimes which resulted in the severe injuries suffered by both the Land Court Judge and her husband as well as the fact that a weapon (a firearm) was used in the robbery and attack. The value of the items which were stolen had also been taken into consideration.Pierre got a broken jaw during her mercilessly beating while the bandits were executing their robbery. Meanwhile, her husband had to undergo surgery to have one of his eyes removed.Nicholas NarineOn July 9 last year at Montrose, East Coast Demerara, the perpetrators armed with a firearm, assaulted and robbed Pierre of a quantity of gold and diamond jewellery, a nugget of gold, and a quantity of gem stones, among other items, including several Nintendo games, a total value of $1 million.Additionally, Pierre’s husband, Chand, was robbed of five wrist watches, a Samsung Galaxy S5 cellular phone, US$8000, a wedding ring, four ‘Oakley’ sunglasses and one brown leather wallet, a total value of $2.6M.Initially, five men were charged for the crimes but two of them were found not guilty.last_img read more

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“Transparency is critical” to Exxon operations

first_img…Director says as oil company builds base in GuyanaExxonMobil believes that the Extractive Transparency Initiative (EITI) would alleviate the suspicions that currently exist among Guyanese about its operations.Exxon’s Public and Government Affairs Director, Kimberly Brasington, believes that transparency is “critical” as the company builds a base here in Guyana.ExxonMobil’s Director of Public and Government Affairs, Kimberly BrasingtonExxon, in partnership with Hess Corp and CNOOC Nexen, is currently developing the Liza field in the Stabroek Block located approximately 190 kilometres offshore Guyana. Since its first oil find in 2015 here, Exxon has made four other discoveries.First-phase development at the Liza field is well underway for production of first oil in 2020. However, there has been much speculation and criticism of Exxon’s operations in the public sphere.Brasington said the company welcomed “hard questions” since they lead to dialogue. Although she is sympathetic to the calls for transparency by the public, Brasington notes the company does not “disclose our commercial competitive contracts”.This is where the EITI provides answers to citizens, Brasington reasoned during an interview with the Department of Public Information.Exxon is a founder of the EITI process, which requires all extractive industries – oil, mining, and forestry – to disclose monies they pay to Governments. Likewise, the individual government discloses monies received and an independent third party evaluates and validates the information and publishes it.“So, it (EITI) is a mechanism to account for and hold accountable both parties to the money. I think that is hugely important and we are committed to doing that. I do believe that we need to find the right balance in providing transparency that allows people comfort and not putting ExxonMobil at a competitive disadvantage,” Brasington said.In August, Guyana submitted its application for candidacy in EITI. “The EITI process is the underlying or undergirding principle in resources of a state which belongs to the people, and, therefore, the incomes earned must be accounted for and spent in accordance with both the people’s wishes,” Minister Trotman noted in August.It is expected that the application will be accepted at the EITI Conference scheduled for October.Meanwhile, Brasington said Exxon would not shy away from providing information to the public to dispel misconceptions about the industry.“The nature of the industry is a long-term industry and we’re going to be here for a decade. Transparency is critical and ExxonMobil supports transparency,” Brasington said.last_img read more

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Wenger confirms Arsenal ace out of Anderlecht clash due to illness

first_img1 Jack Wilshere is out of Arsenal’s Champions League game with Anderlecht due to illness, Arsene Wenger has confirmed.The England international was absent from Saturday’s win over Burnley due to a knee injury.He is now over his knee trouble, but Wilshere will miss out against the Belgian side due to illness – although he is expected to be fit to face Swansea on the weekend.“Jack has been sick and will not be involved tomorrow,” said Wenger. “The squad is exactly the same as played against Burnley.“Will he be fit for the weekend? Yes.” Jack Wilshere last_img read more

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Leicester, Newcastle and West Ham told to pay £17.5m to sign Juventus ace

first_img three-way race IN DEMAND LIVING THE DREAM Leicester, Newcastle and West Ham are all interested in the Italian, who is eager to secure guaranteed first-team football after a few years of playing a rotation role in Turin.But, according to Il Messaggero, if the Premier League trio want to sign Sturaro it will cost them £17.5m. Latest transfer news RANKED targets 2 targets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Sturaro has never fully established himself at Juventus since joining the club in 2014 TOP WORK Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Juventus have slapped that asking price on the 25-year-old and they will not let him go for anything less.Once Sturaro is out the door, the Italian champions are hoping to press ahead with the signing of Russia star Aleksandr Golovin from CSKA Moscow. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing LATEST REVEALED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Sturaro has been linked with a summer switch to the Premier League Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father 2 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Leicester City, Newcastle United and West Ham United will have to pay £17.5million to land Stefano Sturaro.Sturaro, the midfielder, has been put for up sale by Juventus as they need to raise transfer funds now that the summer window is open. moving on Juve are deep in talks with CSKA over a deal for Golovin, also linked with Arsenal and Chelsea, and it is thought a fee is close to being agreed.last_img read more

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LETTERKENNY GENERAL ON ‘ABSENTEEISM’ LIST

first_imgMORE than 6% of staff at Letterkenny General Hospital were off sick in July, latest figures show.The rate of absence is above the average.It was one of up to 21 HSE institutions, including five of its local health offices and 15 hospitals, all returned an absence rate in excess of 6 per cent for the month of July, the latest available national absenteeism data shows in the Irish Medical Times. However, the data covering hospitals, agencies and functions reveal that absenteeism for July was 4.75 per cent, down from 4.87 per cent in June, representing the second-lowest rate recorded this year, the HSE told the paper.The hospitals that returned an absence rate in excess of 6 per cent were: Limerick Maternity Hospital; Cork Dental Hospital; Ennis General Hospital; Midland Regional Hospital, Portlaoise; Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar; St John’s Hospital, Limerick; Cavan General; Bantry; Nenagh; Louth County Hospital, Dundalk; St Vincent’s, Fairview; Sligo Regional; Limerick Regional; St Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny; and Letterkenny General.Staff in HSE local health offices in Limerick, Wicklow, Mayo, Tipperary South and Dublin West, and the Children’s Sunshine Home, were also excessively absent from work, figures reveal.The 4.75 per cent absenteeism rate for July leaves the year-to-date absenteeism rate of the Executive at 4.83 per cent, which for the corresponding month in 2010 was 4.64 per cent, said the IMT. The HSE said combined absenteeism levels have reduced from 5.05 per cent in 2009 to 4.83 per cent for the year to date.LETTERKENNY GENERAL ON ‘ABSENTEEISM’ LIST was last modified: October 26th, 2011 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)last_img read more

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FIFA AND FAI BRING GIRLS SOCCER PROGRAMME TO DONEGAL

first_imgTHE FAI and FIFA have brought their campaign to introduce more girls to soccer to Co Donegal.‘Live Your Goals’ was successfully launched and promoted in 2011 as part of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ in Germany.Speaking after the inaugural event was held in Letterkenny, Ger Dunne, national women’s coordinator and Irish senior women’s national team assistant coach said: “This is the first time we’ve run this programme in conjunction with FIFA. “It has massive potential to leave a lasting legacy in Ireland. Many of the girls today had never played soccer before, but by the end of the afternoon, they were looking for information about their local clubs, which will only boost the numbers participating in clubs in the Donegal area.”Among the Live Your Goals (LYG) campaign objectives are to spark, foster and establish excitement for women’s football, inspire young girls to play the game and provide a positive experience.Further goals are to break down prejudice against women’s football, turn women’s football into a sport for the masses and, in the long-term, help grow the game at professional level.The LYG campaign outlines clear messages, that women’s football is an authentic and attractive expression of a modern lifestyle. It shows optimism, fun, belonging and physical beauty. Women’s football is not just socially accepted but highly respected and has become an integral part of football development in the country. A FIFA Live Your Goals event was conducted in Town Park, Letterkenny on Sunday 15 July. It was an afternoon of games and activities – testing players’ skills, small-sided games and inflatable foosball. Most importantly young fans got to meet local female international players.Two Donegal natives in attendance to share their experiences were Ciara Grant and Niamh McLaughlin – both players were a part of Republic of Ireland‘s highly successful U-17 squad who conquered the European championships and reached the 2010 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Trinidad and Tobago.Grant’s earliest memory of playing football was “playing every Monday and Wednesday at Anthony Gorman’s football club in the local pin tavern, which was conveniently located at the bottom of my estate.”Speaking about her international debut, Grant admits it was a nervous experience. “My international debut was for the Irish U-15 schools team against Scotland over in Wales.“I remember it well because prior to the match I had been training as a centre-back… the coach had put me there so I wasn’t going to complain, I would have played in nets if he’d asked. “But I remember the last training before the match he had come up to me and asked where I normally play and I told him centre midfield. Then when he named the team at the end of the session I was named in centre midfield.“I remember this match so well because I was absolutely terrified as I’d been practicing playing centre-back for the previous three months! We won that match 1-0 and went on to win the Bob Doherty cup… two years in a row.”McLaughlin, meanwhile, experienced success early on, winning the school cup and league with a boys’ team. McLaughlin also has fond memories of playing international football.She said: “Every time I play for Ireland is memorable, but beating Germany and reaching the UEFA European U-17 final in 2010 was most memorable, as well as travelling to the World Cup in Trinidad and Tobago later that year.” Both girls admitted: “It’s great to be able to attend events like this and get to share our experiences, while having fun engaging with young players. It’s important for us players to get involved; these young girls are the future of our international teams”Sue Ronan, senior women’s manager said: “The Live Your Goals Festival was a great occasion. We hope by having fun and enjoyment at the festival, that the young girls of Donegal will now develop an interest in the game and stay involved in the future.”Pic courtesy of FIFAFIFA AND FAI BRING GIRLS SOCCER PROGRAMME TO DONEGAL was last modified: July 17th, 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:FIFA AND FAI BRING GIRLS SOCCER PROGRAMME TO DONEGALlast_img read more

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MAC CUMHAILLS EARN THE BRAGGING RIGHTS WITH DERBY WIN OVER GLENFIN

first_imgMac Cumhaills earned an excellent five-point victory over bitter local rivals Glenfin earlier this evening in their opening fixture of the Donegal SFC.As predicted the game was going to be close, tough and tense, and it was extremely physical throughout with both sides battling to take control of the match.Ultimately in the end up, Mac Cumhaills had that little bit more quality up front that gave them the edge over a Glenfin side full of endeavour and heart. Games between these two sides are always important but a clash in the SFC brings added significance and pressure.It was a very close opening half with both sides trading scores, but two wonderful points from Gerard Ward edged the hosts in front at half-time.Half-time score Glenfin 0-06 Mac Cumhaills 0-05Ten minutes into the second-half and the scores were tied at 0-08 apiece, but Glenfin failed to score in the final twenty minutes and that ultimately was the reason they lost the game. A super score from Stephen Mulligan edged the Ballybofey men in front, and after that score they registered four unanswered points.They won the game by five points and were deserving winners in the end.Final score Glenfin 0-08 Mac Cumhaills 0-13.  MAC CUMHAILLS EARN THE BRAGGING RIGHTS WITH DERBY WIN OVER GLENFIN was last modified: September 28th, 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:Donegal SFCglenfinMac CumhaillsnewsSportlast_img read more

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COMMUNITY ALERT: SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IN ST JOHNSTON AREA

first_imgCOMMUNITY ALERT: From a reader in St Johnston: At 1:15 p.m. today (Friday) in St. Johnston area, a young fellow (late 20s-early 30s, slim, brown hair, freckles) called to the door looking to paint the house and then, when told not interested, looking to sell cans of paint.After being told ‘no’ again he headed off to a small gray hatch-back car that was parked at the end of the driveway headed to Letterkenny.I started following him in order to get the registration and saw an older male driver behind the wheel who, as soon as the young fellow had joined him, sped away so quickly that I only had time to see that the reg was Northern.   COMMUNITY ALERT: SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IN ST JOHNSTON AREA was last modified: April 4th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:community alertSt Johnstonlast_img read more

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Another SC Villa player on the cusp of KCCA FC move

first_imgNicholas Kasozi (center) joined SC Villa from Big League side Synergy (File Photo)LUGOGO – KCCA FC have made a major breakthrough in their running pursuit of SC Villa youngster Nicholas Kasozi, according to reliable reports.Protracted talks between the players’ entourage and KCCA FC are reported to be at an advanced stage with a deal believed to be in excess of Shs 50m set to be struck.It is also reported that Kasozi’s representatives refused to waive on their commission and threatened to quit negations if KCCA FC refused to meet their demands. However, it seems a compromise has been found between the two parties.While the sum of the money quoted seems to be exorbitant, Mike Mutebi is reported to have ordered his bosses to do whatever they could to get the promising youngster to Lugogo.Kasozi, who was one of if not the standout performer as SC Villa relinquished their title bid to eventual winners Vipers SC in the last few weeks of the season, has been among the most coveted footballers across the local divide.Vipers recruitment team were noted admirers of the youngster, as were URA FC whilst his entourage thought of him going semi-professional but interest from Uganda’s CAF Champions League representatives proved to be strongest.It is reported the allure to work with Mike Mutebi- whose reputation to develop promising youngsters is well-documented, swung Kasozi towards choosing the Yellow boys.The former Synergy FC midfielder is much vaunted by football commentators as one of the best deep lying play-makers currently in local football. Only Vipers SC‘s captain Tadeo Lwanga is talked of in same realms.When the transfer materializes, kasozi will become the latest in the line of SC Villa players to swap the embattled 16 record League winners for arch rivals KCCA FC. Defender Bernard Muwanga and adroit midfielder Allan Kyambade are the other two.Kasozi’s arrival will have a knock-on effect on to Isaac Kirabira, who by the end of last season had found playing time hard to come by. The prospect of a midfield trio with Kasozi playing alongside the gifted pair of Gift Ali and Sadam Juma is a tantalizing one.Comments Tags: KCCA FCnicholas kasoziSC Villalast_img read more

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