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Posted by: | Posted on: January 12, 2020

Children’s physical display competition amazes crowd

first_imgOnce again, the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall was filled with excitement as the Regional Children’s Mashramani Competition attracted a crowd.This time, it was the physical display category, which concluded the Georgetown leg of the competition on Monday, with entries from both primary and secondary schools.The event saw a colossal turnout from numerous schools in Georgetown, who expressed their support for the participants. The loud cheers echoed throughout the intense atmosphere and encouraged the competitors to do their best. To make things even more exciting, it was hosted by the comedic duo of Christopher Gopaul and Lyndon Jones.A fascinating piece that was performed by South Ruimveldt SecondaryThis year, the focus of the event was being health wise, and skipping was introduced to the spectacular competition.The schools that participated included FE Pollard Primary, Comenius Primary, North Georgetown Primary, South Ruimveldt Secondary, Tucville Secondary, St John’s College, St Stanislaus College, and Richard Ishmael Secondary. Participants showcased their performances in different categories which included Combination, Freestyle, Pyramid, Skip-be-fit and Last Man Standing.The freestyle skipping was won by Courtney Alfred of Richard Ishmael Secondary. Fellow Richard Ishmael Secondary student Elijah Morris expressed that skipping could be considered exercise and it aided in cardiovascular fitness. He encouraged younger children to participate in this healthy activity.Other winners included FE Pollard Primary in the Combination category with an entry called “We are the Champions” while Tucville Secondary won with their piece entitled “Team builders”.The North Georgetown Primary students at the competitionHowever, the climax of the day was the last performance – a last man standing skipping competition in which 10 students participated. It was won by Earl Morris of the Richard Ishmael Secondary School, who ended with the highest time of eight minutes, ten seconds. He breathlessly stated how happy he was to win this category.“I feel excited. I feel great. I’m so happy I win the last man standing. It was my dream,” he said.Morris further stated that it has almost been a year since he has taken up skipping.The national category will kick start another aspect of the competition and this is set for February 15, with students competing from all across Guyana.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 12, 2020

Illegal immigrant busted with gun, ammo

first_imgA 29-year-old Spanish-speaking man, who entered Guyana illegally, is being processed for court after he was busted with a pistol and live rounds of ammunition by officers on patrol at the Eteringbang Landing, Cuyuni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).Reports are Joint Services ranks swooped down on the area and conducted a search.During the search, the Venezuelan was found with an unlicensed 9mm pistol, two magazines and 15 rounds of live ammunition.last_img

Posted by: | Posted on: January 12, 2020

Memorandum hopes to create energy powerhouse

first_imgIt is also expected to help the three provinces become more competitive in the energy sector.Boyd says that oil and gas production across the three provinces accounts for more than 90 per cent of the Canadian total energy production and 99 per cent of coal production.One issue that was addressed was the fact that the MOU is anticipated to help the provinces market their energy to Asia-Pacific markets. Thomson says B.C. is a key component of that strategy since it has the shipping ports.[asset|aid=3369|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=ed683fd4c46806f03d656528f4041623-Thomson MOU 2_1_Pub.mp3] Advertisement According to Liepert, the idea behind a MOU is its flexibility and it will be able to incorporate changes as they come along. An historic Energy Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.The MOU is being touted by B.C. Energy Minister Steve Thomson as a way to ensure “Western Canada’s reputation as an energy powerhouse”.- Advertisement -The signing took place on Thursday in Calgary, Alta. between Thomson, Alberta Energy Minister Ron Liepert and Saskatchewan’s Minister of Energy and Resources Bill Boyd.Thomson says the MOU is building on the New West Partnership – signed in April 2010 – and helping to move the energy industries in the three provinces forward.[asset|aid=3368|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=ed683fd4c46806f03d656528f4041623-Thomson MOU 1_1_Pub.mp3] Thomson says the partnership and the MOU will allow the three provinces to co-ordinate efforts and strategies for developing energy technology, infrastructure and the sharing of information. He also says it will help with addressing labour mobility issues across the provinces’ borders.Advertisementlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 6, 2020

Yeovil 0-2 Manchester United: Herrera and Di Maria break Glovers’ hearts

first_imgManchester United beat spirited League One strugglers Yeovil Town 2-0 at Huish Park as they progressed to the fourth round of the FA Cup.The Glovers weren’t about to roll over against their Premier League opponents and in the end it took summer signings worth £89million to defeat them as Angel di Maria and Ander Herrera struck in the second period for Louis van Gaal’s side.Gary Johnson’s men weren’t about to be negative as they welcomed their top flight opponents and Joe Edwards saw an early attempt fly wide of David De Gea’s goal, while Wayne Rooney did the same with another chance.A nasty clash of heads between Kieffer Moore and Paddy McNair unsettled the Manchester United defence further and Yeovil sought to target the youngster.Referee Craig Pawson was then kept busy as he turned down a Glovers appeal when the dazed McNair handled the ball and he then waved play on when it looked like Radamel Falcao had been hauled down as he chased a ball over the top.Yeovil should have taken the lead in the second half as they continued to push the Red Devils all the way but as the ball dropped to Moore in the penalty area he could only tamely scuff a strike into De Gea’s gloves.And Moore was left to rue his miss as just minutes later Herrera, when Darren Fletcher’s pass deflected into his path, spun and thumped a swerving strike into the back of the net, which left Jed Steer flapping at fresh air.Argentine international Di Maria was thrown into the fray as Van Gaal looked to snatch victory but his first real action was to head an Edwards effort off the goal-line.Meanwhile, Moore saw another shot hit Chris Smalling before sailing wide of the upright as Yeovil refused to give up.But as the Glovers pushed for an elusive equaliser they allowed Manchester United to counter in the game’s final minute and the deadly Di Maria gently clipped the ball over Steer and into the net to seal their progression. Manchester United star Ander Herrera celebrates 1last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 6, 2020

Barcelona win as Coutinho waits, Real Madrid held

first_imgThey are also now a massive 16 points clear of defending champions Real Madrid, who were held to a 2-2 draw away at Celta Vigo despite a brace from Gareth Bale, and remain fourth.Barcelona are still unbeaten in La Liga this season and on Monday will officially unveil Coutinho following the Brazilian’s 160 million-euro ($192 million) move from Liverpool.With all the talk about Coutinho, coach Ernesto Valverde was eager for his side to keep their focus on winning their first league outing since beating Real Madrid 3-0 in the Clasico on December 23.“Levante had not lost away since September. We were very good in the first half, but the rhythm was not the same in the second half,” said Valverde.Barcelona’s previous record recruit Ousmane Dembele — a 105 million-euro buy from Borussia Dortmund in the summer — was included in the line-up for the first time since tearing his hamstring nearly four months ago.He came close to scoring on a couple of occasions, including from one 20-yard strike that was beaten away by Levante goalkeeper Oier Olazabal.“I think he has to bring something to the team, and he also has to face up to the competition for places and for the tackles he will face on the pitch, from opponents who don’t want to let him past,” said Valverde.“It is a process, but I thought he looked good and we still hope he can improve.”It was Messi who broke the deadlock with a fine first-time finish in off the post from a Jordi Alba assist for his 16th league goal of the campaign in the 12th minute.The second goal arrived seven minutes before the interval, as Suarez controlled Sergi Roberto’s fine ball into the box before firing home.It was the Uruguayan’s 400th professional goal, his 131st for Barca putting him seventh on the club’s all-time list of leading scorers.Barca rounded out the victory in the third minute of added time as Messi’s low ball across goal at the end of a jinking run was turned in by Paulinho.– Celta deserve draw –Madrid were without the injured Sergio Ramos and the suspended Dani Carvajal in Vigo and their makeshift defence was exposed when Daniel Wass put the hosts ahead in the 33rd minute.The Dane was afforded acres of space although his chipped finish over Keylor Navas from the edge of the box was still a delight.With Karim Benzema injured, Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo started together for the first time since late September.And it was Bale who quickly turned the game around, slotting home from a fine weighted pass by Toni Kroos in the 36th minute and then beating the offside trap to prod in an Isco pass two minutes later.However, Celta fought back after the break to claim a deserved point.Iago Aspas saw a 72nd-minute penalty saved by Navas after he had been fouled by the Costa Rican goalkeeper, but Maxi Gomez rose unmarked to head in a Wass cross eight minutes from time.Zinedine Zidane’s side do still have a game in hand on the sides above them but they are now only one point further away from the relegation zone than they are from Barcelona.“We made too many mistakes and lost the ball too often, especially in the second half,” said Zidane.However, he insisted he isn’t looking for reinforcements in the January transfer window.“We’ll see what happens but at the moment I am happy with my squad.”Second-placed Atletico beat Getafe 2-0 on Saturday, with Diego Costa scoring and then being sent off in his first league appearance since returning to the club from Chelsea.Valencia are 11 points behind Barcelona in third after coming from behind to beat Girona 2-1 at Mestalla on Saturday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Lionel Messi’s 365th La Liga goal came inside 12 minutes, with Luis Suarez adding the second before half time © AFP / Josep LAGOMadrid, Spain, Jan 7 – Lionel Messi marked his 400th appearance in La Liga with the opening goal in Barcelona’s 3-0 win over struggling Levante at the Camp Nou on Sunday as the Catalans prepare to unveil Philippe Coutinho.Messi’s 365th goal in Spain’s top flight was followed by strikes from Luis Suarez and Paulinho as Barcelona stretched their lead at the top of the table back to nine points over Atletico Madrid.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 26, 2019

Joe Hart played cricket while England were beating Sweden at the World Cup

first_imgThe goalkeeper, who has 75 caps for his country, turned out for Shrewsbury in their Birmingham League Premier Division match against Knowle and Dorridge.However, he had a bit of a nightmare at the crease.The 31-year-old batted at number nine in the order for his local side, but was dismissed for just six.However, he did show off his handling skills as he made a catch to dismiss Ethan Brookes, although it was not enough as his side lost by a wicket. Prior to his footballing days, Hart played cricket at a decent standard and could have played for Worcestershire after spending two years in the academy!The Manchester City goalkeeper has endured a difficult few years.He has won 75 caps for England and was their number one at the last World Cup and the 2016 European Championship.But, despite playing a part in England’s qualification for this summer’s tournament, he was was omitted by manager Gareth Southgate from the 23-man squad.Jordan Pickford has got the nod between the sticks, with Jack Butland and Nick Pope as his back-ups, and has repaid Southgate with some starring performances.He made three incredible saves during the quarter-final clash in Samara which had fans comparing him to Manchester United star David De Gea.England won the game in Samara 2-0 thanks to goals from Dele Alli and Harry Maguire.They will now face Croatia on Wednesday for a place in the final on July 15.talkSPORT will bring you live commentary of England v Croatia on Wednesday, kick-off 7pm 2 2center_img Football may well be coming home, but Joe Hart has been there all summer long.After being left out of England’s World Cup squad, Hart decided to try his hand at cricket on Saturday – while the Three Lions were in quarter-final action against Sweden. Hart was playing for local side Shrewsbury during England’s win over Sweden last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 22, 2019

Sarah dances her way to the top!

first_imgA young Letterkenny woman has come out on top in the Ulster Irish Dancing Championships.Sarah Gallagher won the U18 section of the Ulster Championships which took place in Jackson’s Hotel, Ballybofey over the weekend.Sarah, the daughter of Paul and Helen Gallagher, dances with Shaun Paul and Sharon McCaul of the McCaul Academy. Congrats Sarah!Sarah dances her way to the top! was last modified: November 22nd, 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)last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 22, 2019

Man with ‘atrocious’ driving record banned for 14 years

first_imgA man has had two four-month jail sentences suspended for two years and has been given driving bans totalling to 14 years.Terry Barr, 45, of 29 Bonnemaine, Bridgend, was charged with drink driving, dangerous driving, no insurance, driving without a licence and failing to produce his documents at Birdstown, Burnfoot on September 4, 2016. He pleaded guilty to all charges before Buncrana District Court last year but Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case for probation and community service reports.Judge Kelly said Mr. Barr had an atrocious history with road traffic offences. He said at the time of these charges he had been driving while disqualified and was uninsured.Judge Kelly said Ms. Lennon from the probation service provided a ‘very detailed’ report on Mr. Barr.‘Ms. Lennox assesses him as having issues with alcohol misuse and she says there is a moderate risk of reoffending in the next 12 months,’ Judge Kelly said.‘He was ordered to do the prosocial driving course, which he has done successfully and I see there are numerous references from members of the community on file.’Judge Kelly remarked that Mr. Barr had previously been given community service and after completing his hours he continue to volunteer in the community even after his sentence was completed.Judge Kelly sentenced Barr to a four month prison sentence for driving without insurance, suspended for two years on the basis that he commits no road traffic offences during that time. He was also given a four year driving ban for that charge.For dangerous driving, Barr was fined €200 and banned from driving for two years.He was given a further four month jail sentence for driving while disqualified, suspended for two years under the same conditions as the previous sentence and given another four year driving ban. Finally he was given 60 hours community service in lieu of three months jail. He received a further four year driving ban for drink driving.Man with ‘atrocious’ driving record banned for 14 years was last modified: January 23rd, 2018 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)last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 18, 2019

Christine Forbes Smith

first_imgChristine (B.A. (Social Sciences) and B. App. Sci.) has co-authored seven books on aviation and travel with Geoffrey Thomas. Christine’s specialty is interpreting highly technical copy and putting it into a form that everyone can readily comprehend. Christine has also been published in WA Business News and The West Australian travel pages focusing on consumer issues as well as destinations.Contact:Airline Ratings PTY Ltd.Newspaper House, 50 Hasler Rd.Osborne Park, 6017Western AustraliaPhone: +61 41 7936610Email: support@airlineratings.comlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 18, 2019

Graeme Smith captains his 100th test

first_imgWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “We wish him good luck for future endeavours and for everything that he has achieved. May it inspire every generation of young South Africans to do better,” Mbalula said. When the Proteas lost their ninth wicket, some thought the match was over. Smith, though, had other ideas and came out to try and save the game. The Australian fans rose to their feet as one, recognising the fighting qualities they hold so dear in another. His test career began way back in March 2002 at Newlands. Probably the best bit of trivia about Smith’s contribution to that match, the second test against Australia, which the Aussies won by four wickets, was not his 68 in the second innings – he began his test career with three in the first innings – but the fact that he didn’t open the innings. He batted at number three. South Africa were already 2-0 up in their three-match series Down Under, the series victory sealed, when the Proteas found themselves in trouble. They were way behind in their run chase and the Aussies were deeply into the Proteas’ batting line-up. Overs, however, were also running out for the Australians. Along the way, Smith eclipsed Kirsten and Darryl Cullinan, who both scored 275 in a test innings, by making 277 in the first test against England at Edgbaston in 2003 to become the highest South African run scorer in a test match. Remarkably, a week later, he made 259 in the second test at Lords. “For me, as a former opening batsman, his role has been underpinned by his success as a batsman, to average close to fifty and to score 26 Test hundreds is an unbelievable achievement. We often forget the role he plays with the bat up front.” ImprovementTied to Smith’s success was the Proteas’ improvement as a test team; in 2008/09 they won in both England and Australia. When they did it for an unprecedented second time in 2012, they became the undisputed number one test team in the world. It was generally agreed that Smith’s captaincy and his contributions with the bat had a lot to do with it. Having taken on the job at the young age of 22, Smith has gone through some ups and downs, but he is now one of the most respected leaders in the game. Smith has also proved to be at his best when the chips are down in the fourth innings. At Edgbaston in 2008, he scored a magnificent 154 not out on a very difficult pitch, arguably his most impressive innings, to guide the Proteas to a five-wicket victory. He rightly received high praise for that effort, but there was even higher praise to come for an innings of only three in a loss to Australia in January 2009. Proteas’ team manager Dr Mohammed Moosajee toured Bangladesh in 2003, which was Smith’s first tour as captain. “I was travelling with the team as the doctor at that stage,” Moosajee recalled, “and I don’t think he stopped talking for the entire trip there. 1 February 2013 “When he came into the team I saw that he had leadership potential,” Kirsten said in a statement this week. “He relished the idea of being captain of South Africa, when a lot of people didn’t because of the burden the job comes with. center_img Talent and sense of dutySouth Africa’s Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalula spoke at a press conference on Thursday ahead of the first test against Pakistan. He praised Smith for his “courage”, saying: “It’s a great day and special occasion for Graeme, the captain of our national side, for the exceptional display of talent and sense of duty [he has shown throughout his career]. When Graeme Smith walks out onto the Wanderers pitch to take on Pakistan in Johannesburg on Friday, the day of his 32nd birthday, he will become the first man in cricket history to serve as captain in 100 tests. One of those was as captain of the World XI against Australia in 2005. His 100th test in charge of South Africa will take place on 14 February. The South African skipper battled manfully, leaving the ball when he could, but enduring great pain whenever he was forced to play it. His innings lasted only 17 balls before he was bowled by Mitchell Johnson and the match lost, but his decision to bat raised the level of respect of the opposition immeasurably. ESPN Cricinfo, the Internet’s leading cricket website, wrote an article about Smith, headlining it “The bravest man in world cricket”. ‘I felt he had lot to offer’“I played 14 Tests under him and even though he was young, I felt he had a lot to offer, but that was obviously going to take time, which is sometimes the case with leadership,” Kirsten said. Number one in the worldIn the past five years, Smith has led South Africa to some of the country’s most important series victories, including twice winning Down Under, when the Proteas had never previously achieved a series victory, and twice winning series in England. That run of success has led to South Africa becoming the number one test playing team in the world. “South Africans are proud of what he has achieved. He will remember the lows and ups during his career, but he never gave up, I hope that will inspire every sports loving person in the country.” Test runsThe batting was opened by Herschelle Gibbs and one Gary Kirsten, now the coach of the Proteas. Kirsten outscored Smith in that game, making seven and 87, but Smith has gone on to a longer career and passed Kirsten, once South Africa’s all-time leader in test runs, having reached 8 624 by the time of his 100th test as captain. Smith’s batting achievements include a world record first wicket opening partnership with Neil McKenzie, who like Smith attended King Edward VII School in Johannesburg. Together they put on 415 against Bangladesh at Chittagong in early 2008. They finished day one on 405 runs, which is the most a pair has put in a single day of test cricket without losing a wicket. “His patriotism is in a league of its own. As young as he is, he has come of age to be what he is today. InjuredSmith was not expected to bat after he retired injured on 30 in the first innings with a broken hand. Compounding this was a case of tennis elbow in his right arm. An injection had numbed it, but batting would be a painful experience. He wouldn’t bat again, or so people thought. “He has grown into one of the most astute leaders that this country will ever witness, but for me, the most impressive element about Graeme is the humbleness and humility with which he has gone about his work, he is an great example for everyone in the team.” last_img read more