The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers’ Union (GAWU) extends Easter greetings to all Guyanese and, more especially, to members of our Christian community, both here and around the world, on the occasion of the celebration of one of the most important events in the Christian calendar. This festival, which commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, contains both in its symbolic significance and its secular relevance, important and powerful messages.For the members of the Christian community, the Easter story represents the fulfilment of God’s prophecy that mankind would be offered the hope of eternal life through the sacrificial death of His son, Jesus Christ, and His subsequent resurrection from the dead. It is this faith which has kept the worldwide Christian Church alive and enabled its followers to significantly contribute towards making the earth a better place for all mankind.The Easter season in Guyana is best known for the widespread kite-flying activity that is seen by many as a representation of the theme of the resurrection. Whatever may have been its origins, kite-flying attracts widespread participation of Guyanese, from all walks of life, regardless of religion, ethnicity or culture. It therefore offers another opportunity for Guyanese to share common experiences and understand each other better.Let us hope that the symbolism of our kites soaring skyward inspire all Guyanese to embrace the abiding message of hope for the resurgence of the conditions needed for the future development and prosperity of this our Dear Land of Guyana.A happy Easter to all!
Job Vacancy: The award winning Glencar Inn Letterkenny is recruiting for hard-working and motivated candidates to fill the roles of Bar Manager and Bar Supervisor.Management are seeking high-quality candidates who will be able to manage and develop the business.Bar ManagerJob requirements for Bar Manager: Have at least 5 years of experience in Bar management.The ability to work on your own initiative.Be driven to achieve and increase sales targets.Have good knowledge of computerised till systems back office.Ability to manage and motivate staff.Ability to create and promote events.Excellent stock management and budget skills.Have a full clean driving licence.Implement company policies.Basic knowledge of employment legislate. Excellent remuneration package for the right candidate.Bar SupervisorJob requirements for Bar Supervisor:Have at least 2 years experience as a bar supervisorExcellent leadership skills.Excellent communication skills.Commitment to delivering high levels of customer service.To ApplyIf you are interested in joining our team and you feel that you would be the ideal candidate please forward your CV and cover letter to email@example.com FAO Paddy Dorrian.ALL APPLICATIONS AND ENQUIRES WILL BE DEALT WITH IN THE STRICTEST CONFIDENCE. Jobs: Award-winning pub seeks Bar Manager & Supervisor was last modified: March 27th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:bar managerGlencar Innhospitalityletterkennypub read more
Inishowen wildlife officer Emmet Johnston just loves his work – and why wouldn’t he? The well-known co-ordinator of the Basking Shark Project is getting ready for the invasion of the huge creatures around the Donegal coastline.And in anticipation of their arrival, Emmet has compiled this video of last year’s visit of the stunning creatures. Simply click to play.DDTV – WHY INISHOWEN IS GETTING READY TO ‘BASK’ IN GLORY THIS SUMMER! was last modified: April 27th, 2013 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:Basking SharksEmmet JohnstonInishowen read more
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – An Iraqi soldier allegedly shot and killed a U.S. Marine at a base near the Syrian border, the U.S. said Friday. Another American Marine then wounded the Iraqi soldier. The shootings occurred Thursday near Qaim, 200 miles west of Baghdad, the U.S. statement said. “An Iraqi army soldier allegedly shot and killed the U.S. Marine on a coalition base” near Qaim, the statement said. “The Iraqi soldier was shot by another U.S. Marine.” The incident is under investigation, the statement said. No further details were released, and Pentagon officials said they had no information. An earlier statement said the Iraqi was evacuated to a U.S. military in Balad, 50 miles north of Baghdad. The soldier’s condition was unknown. “Just as we as American military men and women trust one another with our lives, we also trust our Iraqi counterparts, and that trust has not wavered,” the statement added. “We will not let this isolated incident deter us in our mission to train and mentor the Iraqi security forces as they progress toward independent operations to ensure the security of their nation.” The U.S. command also reported three other deaths among American troops. One service member died Friday of wounds suffered while on patrol in western Baghdad, the U.S. military said. The statement said the victim’s patrol had come under small arms fire but provided no further details. A soldier from the Army’s 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team was killed Thursday when his combat patrol struck a roadside bomb near Beiji, 155 miles north of Baghdad. A Marine was killed in “enemy action” in Anbar province west of Baghdad, also Thursday, a third statement said. Names of the victims were withheld pending notification of kin. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! read more
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AUTHORITIES in Southern California, as well as throughout the U.S. and Mexico, have done something as critical as it is overdue – rounding up fugitive sex offenders. Although the effort, scheduled to coincide with National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, targeted fugitives of all kinds, it focused on sex offenders. And the effort paid off, resulting in 9,037 arrests over 10 days, including 262 in Southern California. An astonishing 462 were arrested on violent sex-crime charges, including raping children. Glad though we all are for these results, it’s odd that it should take a special week for authorities to go after some of the most vile criminals out there. If we have the capacity to find wanted child rapists, doing so should be law enforcement’s top priority. We’re glad to see cops putting pedophiles behind bars – we just wish it were more of an everyday occurrence. read more
Arsenal’s planned summer clear-out has hit the buffers with unwanted players refusing to take pay-cuts to move on.Jack Wilshere, David Ospina, Kieran Gibbs, Carl Jenkinson, Lucas Perez, Calum Chambers and Mathieu Debuchy are all on the exit list, but so far all remain Arsenal players.The Gunners will save £19million-a-year in wages if they can release those players, according to the Daily Mail.Watford, Crystal Palace, Fulham and Galatasaray are the clubs hoping to lure one of the fringe players away from Arsenal – but only if agreements can be made on salaries.So far only Wojciech Szczesny has left the Emirates – joining Juventus for £10million and the club still want to sign Monaco’s Thomas Lemar.The only other option facing the north Londoners is to slash the transfer fees for those heading out the door. Midfielder Wilshere is now excess to requirements at Arsenal 1 read more
Full round-up of all the action from around the leagues in the Donegal Junior League.Donegal Town Reserves 2 Milford United Reserves 1 Donegal Town won this encounter at the Hospital Field. Chances were at a premium for the opening half hour but the deadlock was broken when Ted slotted home from the edge of the box. Donegal should have went two up shortly afterwards when James Kerrigan picked out Stitt at the back post after a great run. With the goal gaping the Milford keeper came from nowhere to deny Stitt.Milford started the second half the brighter. They soon found themselves level after a great strike from the edge of the box when Donegal failed to clear a corner. Milford had the momentum at this stage and were taking the game to the Donegal but they couldn’t capitalise. As the game drew to a close it was Stitt who had the last word as his long-range effort took a deflection and flew into the Milford net. Milford tried to rally but the final whistle sounded. An entertaining game with a solid effort from both sides.Kildrum Tigers Reserves 1 Glencar Celtic 3Eddie Mc Laughlin put Glencar ahead after two minutes. There were no further clear-cut chances for a while as both defences were in top form. On 40 minutes Michael Lynch had a one on one with the visiting Keeper who made a great save. On 50 minutes Mickey Crossan sent through a great pass from the half-way line to Michael Lynch but his header was saved. On 65 minutes Eddie Mc Laughlin made in 2-0 to Glencar Celtic. Micheal Lynch had another great chance on 70 minutes but he put it wide. Then on 75 minutes Micheal Lynch made it 2-1, from a scramble in the six-yard box. On 80 minutes Odhran Barron made it 3-1 to Glencar and that’s how it ended.Oldtown Celtic 4 Fintown Harps AFC 1Oldtown started brightly and found themselves two up after fifteen minutes. The first had great build up play, with one touch passing resulting in Ronan Curran crossing for Sean Cleary who had time to pick his spot. Shortly afterwards Curran made it two with a great one-touch finish.It was 2-0 at the break. Oldtown then killed the game off when a great run from Luke Nelis saw him pick out Sean Cleary who made no mistake.Oldtown scored their fourth when Ryan Tyrell headed home from a delightful free-kick into the box. Fintown to their credit battled on and got their reward when they won the ball outside the Oldtown penalty area and produced a magnificent finish, giving the keeper no chance.Old Orchard Saturday Division Two Ballybofey United Reserves 3 Castlefin Celtic Reserves 2When Martin O’ Reilly and Matthew O’ Rourke last shared a football field they were team-mates on the Ballybofey United Youth Team managed by Paul “Ollie” Doherty.Saturday, now several years later, and the pair renewed acquaintances when they led their respective sides, Ballybofey United and Castlefin Celtic in a Donegal Junior League, Saturday League fixture. O’ Rourke has become a house-hold name in Donegal League terms, a prolific goal-scorer who has served his local team well. O’ Reilly on the other hand would be best known for his GAA exploits, an ex member of the Donegal Senior Panels of many recent seasons appearing only occasionally for his Underage club. They both led the lines on Saturday as the two Finn Valley Clubs met in the Old Orchard Saturday Division Two.Ballybofey took the lead on twelve minutes thanks to a Kelan Browne effort. Lee Mc Laughlin levelled for Castlefin on twenty eight minutes. It remained deadlocked until the break. Five minutes after the re-start Ballybofey again went in front, this time through Aaron Gilhooley. On sixty minutes Reece Gallagher broke behind the Ballybofey defence and was awarded a penalty after contesting the loose ball with the home keeper. He converted the spot-kick himself. With the possession stakes fairly even another goal would likely claim the points and that’s how it transpired. Prowling on the edge of the Castlefin penalty area, O’ Reilly needed no second invitation when the ball broke to him and he turned smartly to shot past Mc Brearty.It was great to see so many young players in the ranks of both sides. Both teams can be pleased with their effort and determination. Referee: George Montgomery.Cappry Rovers Reserves 1 Drumoghill F.C. Reserves 0Drumoghill started the game well and pressed Cappry back from the start but the Cappry defence held firm. The young Cappry side then came into the game and had a great chance to open the scoring mid-way through the first half but Jack Bradley saw his effort saved. Drumoghill could not find a way through the Cappry defence. In the second half both defences were well on top and chances were hard to come by.In the 66th minute Cappry took the lead through Conor Scanlon who headed home a Ryan Mc Gee corner.Drumoghill pushed on and tried to get level but couldn’t find a way through the Cappry defence. Cappry could have added to their lead but both David Gethins and Daire Mc Cafferty saw their efforts saved. Two decent team performances. Referee: Frank DuffDunlewey Celtic 1 Drumbar F.C. 1A dogged affair between two old foes at Glentornan ended with the spoils shared. Drumbar struck early and took the lead when Vincent Breslin capitalised on a loose ball to slot neatly past the Dunlewey stopper. Dunlewey battled to get back into proceedings and were unfortunate not to level when their penalty was saved midway through the second half.They eventually got an equaliser however through Kyran Glennon. Both sides battled in the second half to get the three points, but neither side could break the opposition defence down. A point apiece was a fair result.Copany Rovers 0 Drumkeen United Reserves 3(No Report Submitted)Kilmacrennan Celtic Reserves 9 Cranford United Reserves 2There were goals galore at Lurgy Park as the hosts found themselves ahead inside the first minute through Mark Gallagher. It was level on five minutes when James Lee Mc Bride scored for the visitors. Kilmacrennan went 2-1 up through a tidy finish from Kyle Mc Garvey.James Mc Sharry then scored the first of his four goals to make it 3-1 with 20 minutes on the clock. Cranford got one back through Paddy Shiels and the half ended 3-2.It was all Kilmacrennan in the second half as Eddie Doherty bagged two goals and Mc Sharry added another three. Mark Gallagher got a second and the Sunday team gaffer also got on the scoresheet. Timmy Burke played brilliant throughout the match.Sunday 29th September 2019Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier Division Castlefin Celtic 0 Kilmacrennan Celtic 3(No Report Submitted)Temple Domestic Appliances Division OneBallybofey United 9 St. Catherines 1St. Catherines visited Ballybofey on Sunday afternoon loaded with young players who they have nurtured through their underage system over recent years. Ballybofey on the other hand had several seasoned players in their ranks and their experience told on the day.They led 2-0 at the break and went 4-0 up before St. Catherines managed to get on the score-sheet. Ballybofey then went on to add a further five goals in a game where young mark Sproule made his senior debut for the club. Once again Damien Glackin did the majority of the damage for Ballybofey as he helped himself to a hat-trick.Conor Doherty got two while Ronan Mc Menamin, Jude Patton, Mark Griffin and Shaun Friel grabbed one apiece. Referee: Barry Hunter.Donegal Physiotherapy & Performance CentreDeele Harps 0 Whitestrand United 2Deele entertained high flying Whitestrand at the Athletic Grounds on Sunday. Before the kick-off there was an impeccably observed minutes silence in memory of Paul “Diddler” Dillion. Both teams were up for this one and there were chances for both sides early on.Adi Gallagher went close on two occasions before Whitestrand hit the woodwork and an Eddie Connolly headed clearance off the line on 35 minutes kept the scores level at half time. The away team had the bulk of possession in the second half but found Deele hard to break down.On 70 minutes Deele had a golden chance to take the lead when Conor Catterson was through on goal but chose to pass and the chance was gone. From their next attack Whitestrand took the lead, an innocuous cross was headed home brilliantly by Liam O’ Riordan on 73 minutes.Deele pushed for an equaliser but were caught in the dying minutes when Kevin Mc Carry slid home at the back post to finish a counter attacking move. Team performances. Referee: Tony McNamee.Dunkineely Celtic 1 Curragh Athletic 3Both teams started the game at a high tempo but it was Dunkineely who took the lead on 7 minutes when Adrian Nesbitt latched onto an excellent through ball from Aaron Mc Shane and he put the ball over the keeper and into the Curragh net. Curragh responded straight away and Corey Byrne got down well to his right to save a shot after 12 minutes.Curragh continued to push and after 28 minutes a free kick was sent narrowly over the Dunkineely cross bar, Curragh continued to apply the pressure until half-time but could not get level.Dunkineely also had their chances but could not hit the target. The breakthrough for Curragh came 8 minutes after the restart when James Carslan got the equaliser and Curragh then took the lead on 70 minutes when Mark Storri converted a free header from a corner. Dunkineely fought back and a few minutes later Adrian Nesbitt got onto another through ball but his attempt was well saved by the Curragh keeper.Josh Laffan hit the post from a dead ball as Dunkineely looked to get back on level terms. Curragh got their third goal to secure the points 8 minutes from the end. A good team performance from both sides.Glenree United 1 Lagan Harps 1In superb conditions both sides played out a one all draw which over the ninety minutes was a fair result in the end. Glenree started the game with the most intensity and Daire Shields almost found the net after he rounded the keeper only to see his shot hit the side netting in the 15th minute.Lagan were always a threat with Damien Nelis and Ross Hamlyn up top and both strikers had a few half chances that were well blocked by the Glenree defence. Young Kyle Donegan made his Glenree debut and he had a stormer with some vital saves for his new team to keep them in the game.In the second half Lagan started stronger and the centre half partnership of John Mc Clafferty and Cathal Mc Ginley were dealing with any threats that came their way. Reece Mc Bride was doing excellently going forward and starting off attacks from defence which almost set Keelan Mc Groddy away on a few occasions. The two teams had a few decent chances to win the match but it ended 1-1. Referee: Frank DuffDonegal Junior League: Full round-up from around the leagues this weekend was last modified: September 29th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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) read more
MAXI Curran has been reappointed as the Donegal senior ladies team manager for the 2020 campaign.Curran’s ratification for a third year in charge of the team was confirmed at the AGM of the Donegal LGFA this afternoon at the Mount Errigal Hotel.Donegal have won the last three Ulster senior titles and Curran has been at the controls for the last two. Curran’s appointment was given the green light by delegates at today’s AGM.St Eunan’s clubman Greg Harkin will be in charge of the Donegal minor ladies in 2020, with Liam Skelly of Moville managing the Donegal Under-14s.The Under-16 manager’s post has yet to be filled. Maxi Curran reappointed as Donegal senior ladies manager was last modified: November 17th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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 ladiesMaxi Curran read more
By Lee RodenWith a minimum of three trophies from his period in England guaranteed, Manuel Pellegrini has already proven to be a relatively successful appointment at Manchester City, but he still has one significant task from his original remit pending. When the Chilean joined the club in 2013 he made it clear that it was his job to help City make major improvements on the European stage. With his tenure due to end this June, we are now in the defining moment of that quest. A strong Champions League run at the Etihad is overdue, and with one foot in the quarter-finals, Pellegrini’s last chance to deliver that looks to be his biggest. Can he conjure up some of the old magic from Villarreal and Malaga, and give Man City a European year to remember? Or, will failure resurface old doubts from the Real Madrid days? The fairytale seemed set for a swift end when Los Boquerones lost the first half of their last 16 clash 1-0 to Porto, but a masterclass from their manager in the second leg saw them perfectly balance defensive solidity with the need to score goals, leading to a 2-1 overall win. Bettering Borussia Dortmund in the next round was an even bigger ask, and though it ultimately proved to be one step too far, the Spaniards came achingly close to making it to the semis. Away to Dortmund in the second leg, Malaga were 2-1 up in the overall tie with minutes to go when Marco Reus and Felipe Santana struck in added time to eliminate them, the decisive goal coming from an offside position. It was traumatic for supporters but also a moment of pride, a more than dignified campaign delivered in hugely unfavourable circumstances.That season reflected very well on their coach, whose reputation was in need of some rebuilding after a difficult time during his previous position at Real Madrid. In hindsight Pellegrini’s solitary season at Madrid feels like something of a contradiction. Pep Guardiola will replace the Chilean as coach of Manchester City. Adam Davy / PA Wire/Press Association ImagesIn La Liga his team were extremely close to matching Barcelona, finishing three points behind one of the great Pep Guardiola teams, despite having a squad that was in the middle of a major transition. Yet in the Champions League — the competition where it seemed safe to presume Pellegrini would do well — things went horribly wrong. A last 16 exit to Lyon was something the Chilean could never recover from at the Bernabeu, Florentino Perez later admitting that the Lyon game was decisive in changing coach. Being sacked from his biggest gig after one season hurt Pellegrini. His standing in Spain was built through his Champions League miracles at Villarreal, who he had taken to a semi-final in 2006, yet ironically enough, the same competition had profoundly negative consequences for him at Madrid. Failure at the Bernabeu led to suggestions that he was incapable of handling a big club on the biggest stage, and while the subsequent success at Malaga put him back on the right path, reasonable doubts persist over his capacity to make an impact in Europe with a team that is expected to do well. The pressure at a team like Malaga or Villarreal, while still huge, is ultimately different to the kind of pressure at a team where success is not negotiable.Sergio Aguero is key to City’s Champions League hopes. Chris Radburn/PA ImagesWith strong results against the toughest European opponents scarce, the manager’s tenure at Manchester City has not yet quashed those uncertainties. Getting out of the group stage was evidently an improvement on predecessor Roberto Mancini’s efforts, and twice being drawn against Barcelona in the subsequent round was less than ideal, but at the third attempt, further progress is now due. The draw has been kind to City this year: squandering a 3-1 first leg lead over a Dynamo Kyiv team that has only recently resumed its competitive season would be inexcusable.It seems likely that City will indeed seal a place in their first ever Champions League quarter-final, and only after that there will be a chance to do something truly special. Progression to the final four would make Pellegrini’s chapter in City history far weightier, paving the way for further progress under their next coach, whose European expectations are even higher. An emphatic final European run wouldn’t hurt Pellegrini’s job prospects either. Any lingering doubts from the Real Madrid days would be put to bet, his reputation as a Euro specialist solidified.Lee Roden is a freelance Spanish and European football journalist. You can follow him on Twitter @LeeRoden89 It is easy to forget that a large part of Txiki Begiristain’s decision to hire Pellegrini in the first place was his European pedigree. While City were performing dreadfully in the 2012-13 Champions League, the veteran coach was busy producing an outstanding run with Malaga, taking them to within a minute of a place in the semi-finals in their first season in the competition. The merits in pulling that off were amplified by the turbulent situation at the Costa del Sol club, who sold off key men Santi Cazorla and Salomon Rondon just before the season began and had risked mutiny by failing to pay players on time. Drawn in a challenging group that contained AC Milan and FC Zenit, the smart money seemed to be on the European adventure falling apart as soon as it had begun.Isco was one of the stars of Pellegrini’s Malaga side. SNSInstead, Pellegrini, ever the skilled diplomat, managed to galvanise the squad, and had the foresight to restructure the team around emerging talent Isco. The result was spectacular: Malaga blew away their opponents in Group C, winning at home to Zenit and Milan as well as away to Anderlecht in their first three games. They soon became one of the first teams to qualify for the knockout rounds with a 1-1 draw at the San Siro on November 6, and would ultimately top their group, unbeaten, with a better goal difference than the likes of Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund. read more
Share This!Spotted recently is this limited release Vampire Mickey Halloween MagicBand. This MagicBand features Mickey, Jack-o-Lanterns, and is stamped 2019. The price point for this MagicBand is $29.99, and you can find it at locations throughout Walt Disney World. Are you a fan of limited-release MagicBands for the holidays? Let us know in the comments.