PPP Commissioners rap Chairman’s unilaterally foisted 8-month delay

first_imgGECOM ignores constitutional fiat on NCM elections– Jagdeo rules out Opposition support for unconstitutional November timelineThe Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman has advised the Executive that elections can be held no sooner than November 2019, earning him a sharp rebuke from the Opposition nominated Commissioners on GECOM, who condemned this position to hold elections outside of the constitutional timeframe.A Tuesday statutory meeting abruptly broke up after it was revealed that GECOM Chairman James Patterson wrote a letter to President David Granger advising him of this, without informing them.A picture of the letter in questionThe three People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Commissioners called a press conference soon after the botched meeting where Commissioner Robeson Benn said the Chairman’s advocacy for elections in November is an unconstitutional position.“We on this side naturally walked out at that point. There (are) attempts to delay the elections. Any delay of elections founded in the no-confidence vote would be unconstitutional and illegal.He noted that despite GECOM starting its preparations and holding meetings right after the no-confidence vote, the secretariat mysteriously abandoned those preparations and subsequently frittered away the time.GECOM Chairman, retired Justice James Patterson“The Guyana Elections Commission, immediately after the passage of the no-confidence vote had started holding meetings in respect of the work plans for having those elections within the 90-day timeframe, was somehow forced to abandon its duties,“ the Commissioner said.Benn, along with fellow Commissioners Sase Gunraj and Bibi Shadick, rejected the position adopted by the Chairman, on the grounds that it ignores the constitutional provision of three months to hold elections.He also lambasted Chairman James Patterson for writing such a letter without discussing it with the Commission. As a consequence, he said GECOM is not functioning as it ought to, with the Chairman making decisions to the exclusion of the PPP Commissioners. In fact, the Commissioner expressed doubts about the authorship of the letter, noting that the writing style differs from Patterson’s.The Commissioner also defended his side against Justice Patterson’s insinuations that the PPP Commissioners have been walking out and frustrating discussions, reiterating that the PPP will not sit and violate the Constitution.The letterPatterson wrote President Granger, informing him that General and Regional Elections cannot be held before late November 2019, even though GECOM is constitutionally mandated to hold elections within three months of the passage of a no-confidence motion against the Government.In the case of Guyana, that deadline expires on Thursday. In the letter dispatched to the Head of State, the GECOM Chair explained that since the elections body is continuing with its normal work programme, that is, the holding of house-to-house registration, it will need some $3.5 billion to host elections.The PPP Commissioners – from left: Bibi Shadick, Sase Gunraj and Robeson BennPatterson also claimed that GECOM would only be able to produce a new voters list with a qualifying date of October 31, 2019. He continued by urging the President to make the required additional resources available.In this regard, the GECOM Chairman explained that “no election date should be contemplated less than five months after these funds are placed at the disposal of and under the control of GECOM.”“In consideration of all of the above, the fulfilment of the various conditions highlighted, the removal of the external impediments, and based on the advice I have been given by the Chief Elections Officer, I would proffer that the Commission would be in a position to conduct General and Regional Elections no earlier than late November 2019 with an official list of electors having a qualifying date of 31st October, 2019,” Patterson told Granger in the letter.No extensionArticle 106 (6) of the Guyana Constitution states: “The Cabinet including the President shall resign if the Government is defeated by the vote of a majority of all the elected members of the National Assembly on a vote of confidence.”106 (7) goes on to state that, “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the election.”So far, there has been no word on when a sitting of the National Assembly will be called. Nor has the court granted a stay on the count down. When asked at a previous press conference, Minister of State Joseph Harmon had informed the media that there must be pressing issues for the National Assembly to be called. When asked if elections were not a pressing matter, he then conceded that it was.Even if such a sitting is called, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo made his position on the letter pellucid on his social media page on Tuesday evening. According to a post on his page, “the PPP/C will never accept the November 2019 date for the holding of elections as is being put forward by the three A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) nominated Commissioners and the unilaterally appointed Chairman,” Jagdeo stated.PressureSince the December 21, 2018 passage of the motion of no-confidence against the APNU/AFC coalition, calls have been made by various stakeholders including foreign diplomats here for the Government to abide by the Constitution and set a date for elections.Recently, British High Commissioner Greg Quinn in an exclusive interview with Guyana Times reminded that the clock is ticking on the constitutional three-month deadline for holding elections. This observation was repeated just a few days ago.Additionally, representatives from the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) have also echoed similar calls in February for the Guyana Government to adhere to the Constitution.The Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has already written several international bodies and representatives asking that they do not recognised the coalition Government after March 21, if there is no extension.last_img read more

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NOW REUBEN IS ON THE TRAIL OF MYSTERY SINGER MOLLY

first_imgWe’re not the only ones on the trail of mystery singer Molly Gallagher from Letterkenny.This morning we ran a video and story about the 12 year old and her amazing version of Elton John’s ‘Your Song’.Now DJ and recording studio boss Reuben Keeney wants to make her a star! The well-known Letterkenny artist contacted us after seeing Molly on Donegaldaily and says he has to record her songs.Reuben runs the Dry Arch Studios on the outskirts of the town.He says from what he heard of Molly, she already has huge potential.“You Tube doesn’t do any singer justice because the sound is never great. “But form what I heard of Molly she has huge potential. At just 12 years old she is already hitting the high notes and I think she could be big.“I would love to get her into the recording studio and record some songs with her,” he said.Anybody who may know who Molly is should contact Reuben at info@dryarchstudios.com.EndsNOW REUBEN IS ON THE TRAIL OF MYSTERY SINGER MOLLY was last modified: August 24th, 2011 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:Dry Arch Recording StudiosMolly GallagherReuben Keeneylast_img read more

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SEÓ HO HO – NOLLAIG SHONA DAOIBH GO LÉIR Ó CHOLÁISTE AILIGH

first_imgBhí Seó na Nollag an-speisialta do na mic léinn agus d’fhoireann ag Coláiste Ailigh, Leitir Ceanainn, i mbliana – cuireadh ar staitse é sa scoil úr nua don chéad uair.Maidin lán le ceol agus céiliúireachta na Nollag a bhí ann agus neart tallinne ar taispeáint sa Halla Mór le grúpa ceoil traidisiúnta den scoth, amhránaí, dráma, bailé, rince Gaelach, filíocht agus cór na scoile.Bhí a lán oibre déanta ag na stiúrthóirí Maria Uí Rois agus Marie Uí Taidhg. Bronnadh níos mó na €300 ar Chumann Naomh Uinseann de Phól.    SEÓ HO HO – NOLLAIG SHONA DAOIBH GO LÉIR Ó CHOLÁISTE AILIGH was last modified: December 19th, 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:CHristmasColaiste AilighLeitir Ceanainn.Nollaig 2014last_img read more

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Top-six finish would be a great season for Arsenal, says Paul Merson

first_imgA top-six finish in the Premier League would represent a good first season as Arsenal manager for Unai Emery.That’s the verdict of former midfielder Paul Merson, who joined talkSPORT on Wednesday to discuss the Gunners’ start to life after Arsene Wenger.It’s still early days, but Arsenal have so far struggled with Emery’s high press tactics and have two wins and two defeats from their opening four games of the season.Merson says it’s hard to see any difference in the way the team are playing since Wenger’s exit at the end of last season, but concedes it will take time for the team will get to grips with Emery’s new regime. Emery has steered Arsenal to two wins from four – but they have not been convincing “And I think they’ll go for the Europa League too. I think this manager likes it, foreign managers like this competition and why not?“Arsenal haven’t won a European trophy since 1994 [And Merson played in that game – a 1-0 win over Parma in the Cup Winners Cup final].“They’re not going to win the Premier League, so why not have a go at it?”Listen back to Paul Merson’s Arsenal verdict IN FULL above! 2 And the former Gunners believes the team are in for a long and tough campaign as they continue to adjust to their manager’s style, and fully expects Arsenal to miss out on Champions League football yet again this term.However, he believes Emery could clinch a place at Europe’s top table by other means, by going all out for the Europa League title – a competition he knows how to win.Asked what would represent a good season for the Gunners, Merson said: “I think sixth.“If they come fifth I think they would have had a right result – I think that would be brilliant. 2 Unai Emery won the Europa League title for three straight seasons as Sevilla manager last_img read more

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DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS, FIXTURES AND TABLES

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE REPORTS SUNDAYBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionGlenea United 2 Lifford Celtic 2In wintry condition for football Glenea continued their unbeaten run in the league but were unable to claim victory against Lifford. Playing with the wind it was the home side that started brightest and on five minutes they took the lead from a Sean Coll free-kick. Glenea extended their lead on fifteen minutes when a Ryan McFadden corner wasn’t cleared properly and Sean Coll drove the ball home. Glenea continued to dominate proceeding but were unable to find a third goal with Kevin Mulhern coming closest when his strike from twenty yards was well saved by Lee White. In the 2nd half Glenea continued to control the game and were unlucky not to increase their lead with Ryan McFadden, Donal Coll and Sean McBride all going close to scoring. Lifford came close on sixty five minutes when a Kevin Mc Brearty free-kick was well saved by Joe Coll. Lifford were handed a lifeline on eighty five minutes when the home side hesitated on a through ball and Mark Neeson was on hand to slot the ball home. Lifford equalised late into injury time when the home defence failed to clear and Mark Neeson forced the ball home. Best for Glenea were Sean Coll and Sean Mc Bride, while Lee White was best for Lifford. Referee: Kevin Logue.St. Catherines 2 Cranford United 2The Saints played host to Cranford United in their first league outing of the New Year and it ended in a two all draw. The game started off at top speed with both teams going at it hard and fast and there were only four minutes gone when Cranford opened the scoring after a mix up in the Saints’ defence. Seamie Friel pounced on the error and walked the ball into an open net. Saints pressed for the equaliser and on twenty minutes a corner from Stephen Leslie found the head of a Cranford defender and fell to the back of the net. The game was end to end with chances falling to both sets of strikers and it was Cranford who regained the lead on thirty minutes when Kyle Black scored a spectacular volley from twenty five yards looping over the Saints keeper.The second half started off at a blistering pace with tackles, shots and decisions being fought for at every chance given. Cranford defended bravely but on fifty minutes The Saints equalised through Christopher Murrin when he pounced on a scramble in the box to toe poke the ball through a mass of legs. The last forty minutes were contested with high intensity and counter attack after counter attack from both sides but no player could take advantage of the half chances created. Team performance from both sides. Referee: Liam FarrenKilmacrennan Celtic 0 Milford United 4Milford United came out on top of the local derby with a good victoryover Kilmacrennan Celtic with the visitors giving up home advantage and travelling to Moyle Park. Milford took the lead on six minutes when JoeyCullen headed home a perfect cross from Gary Merritt. Kilmacrennanplaying with the wind in the first half created a few half chances butfailed to score. Milford were always in control with a good hard working performance. Cathal Mc Gettigan’s shot from 18 yards wasdeflected past the keeper on sixty minutes to give Milford a commandinglead. Gary Merrit slotted home a twenty yard free kick on seventy minutes andLee Burke tapped home from eight yards following good work by Jamie Heenaand Damian Casey. Good team performance by the Milford Men. Referee:Marty Mc GarrigleGweedore Celtic 1 Donegal Town 1Playing with a strong wind Donegal Town forced a series of corners in the opening minutes of the game that were dealt with by the home defence. Gweedore had the best chance of the first half when Colin Ferry fired off the post from twenty yards following good interplay with Tomas Diver. Donegal Town created their first clear chance on thirty five minutes following a break down the right but McKelvey got down well to block. With the home side defending well against the wind the away team were restricted to a number of long distance efforts. The home side started the second half strongly, creating a number of half-chances. The breakthrough came on fifty minutes when Colin Ferry shot past the keeper. The home side were well on top at this stage but Donegal scored following a counter-attack with Declan Brown’s deflected shot going beyond the home keeper. Donegal Town then had the better of the chances in the final ten minutes but were unable to convert. Best for Gweedore Celtic: Chris Porter and Colin Ferry. Good team performance from Donegal Town. Referee: Ed MooreRathmullan Celtic 3 Curragh Athletic 0Rathmullan Celtic strengthened their grip at the top of the Premier Division after a dominant performance against bottom of the table Curragh in atrocious conditions at the Flagpole Field. The wind and rain howled around the Seaside venue as the home side enjoyed long spells of possession and territorial advantage against their hard-working opponents. Dara Patton gave the league leaders a deserved one-goal advantage at the break and once Eoin Sheridan lashed home a second on the hour mark the points were all but secured. Veteran striker Eamonn Sheridan capped another fine display with a solo effort to make it three for the Hoops.The first goal arrived on twenty minutes. Oisin McMenamin spun away from his marker and released Eamonn Sheridan down the right hand channel. His low cross was clinically dispatched high into the net by Dara Patton as the home side’s front three combined to great effect. Curragh were struggling to impose themselves on the game and whilst they forced a corner on the half hour, the home rearguard marshalled by Kieran Gorman were able to snuff out the threat.After the break it was very much more of the same with Rathmullan doing all the pressing but while the game remained at 1-0 there was still tension amongst the Seaside faithful. With an hour on the clock the issue was settled. Eamonn Sheridan was once more the provider, playing a diagonal ball this time from the left hand side to match the run of Eoin Sheridan. From about 12-yards the in-rushing midfielder fired into the roof of the net to double the lead. Eamonn added his name to the scoresheet soon after, beating his man for pace on the edge of the box before firing across goal into the bottom left-hand corner of the net.On the day, Eamonn Sheridan, Aaron Mc Clafferty and Oisin McMenamin impressed for the Hoops while Lennon Mc Devitt and Shane Barclay worked industriously for the visitors on a difficult afternoon for football. Referee: Mick LaganWatson Hire Division OneCastlefin Celtic 3 Keadue Rovers 1An even first half in wet and windy conditions at Park View saw both teams creating chances but neither team able to make them count. Both teams struggled to stay on the ball for long with sloppy passing. The best of the chances falling to Keadue. Castlefin could have taken the lead minutes before half time only for JP Malley to see his shot go slightly over the bar. The second half started brightly with Keadue breaking the deadlock three minutes after the re-start. The ball fell perfectly to Ryan Green who found himself well positioned inside the box. Green finished from close range with no mistake.Castlefin’s equaliser came on sixty one minutes after PJ McMenamin found JP Malley who tapped home. Castlefin took the lead five minutes later when a Michael Dunnion cross from the right found Damien Mc Anenny unmarked in front of goal. He casually rolled the ball into the net. Keadue looked hard for an equaliser, creating chances only to find the Castlefin keeper Anthony O’Hagan in good form. Castlefin made it 3-1 on seventy five minutes when JP Malley deservedly got his second goal. Malley chipped the Keadue keeper to finish well from the edge of the box. Castlefin held out to take all 3 points. Referee: Paddy Duffy. Best for Castlefin: Aaron O’Hagan. Best for Keadue: Team Performance.Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 3 Bonagee United 3Paddy O’ Loan shot wide from six yards on three minutes after a cross from the right by Darren Coyle. Kerrykeel took the lead on seven minutes when a cross into the box from Mark Friel was hammered home from Kevin Loughery. Darren Hunter and Paddy Mc Laughlin for the home team saw their shots on twelve minutes and fifteen minutes just go wide of the post. Paddy Mc Granaghan came close on twenty three minutes but the Bonagee keeper saved from ten yards. Johnathon Friel saw his header saved on thirty minutes from a Mc Granaghan corner. Bonagee levelled the match on forty three minutes when after good play by Noel O’ Donnell and Darren Coyle down the left O’Donnell cut inside the defender and hammered home from fifteen yards. Kerrykeel started the better team in the second half and again Carr in the home goal made great saves from Mc Granaghan, Friel and Loughery. Kerrykeel went ahead on fifty five minutes when a Marty Mc Ateer cross from the right was headed home by Johnathon Friel. Bonagee levelled the game on the hour when a Noel O’ Donnell strike came off the crossbar and Ciaran Gibson headed home from six yards. Bonagee went ahead on eighty minutes when a great ball from Darren Coyle found Garry Patton who broke clear and shot past the keeper to the bottom corner of the net from the edge of the box. Paddy Mc Granaghan got the final goal of the game on eighty nine minutes after he broke down the right beat the defender and shot from fifteen yards to the bottom corner of the net. Referee: Marty Quinn. Team efforts by both sides.Cappry Rovers 1 Gweedore United 1(Abandoned at half time)This game was abandoned in the 43rd minute due the pitch becoming unplayable. The game was 1-1 at the time. Cappry thought they had taken the lead in the 2nd minute when Alan Patton saw his header cleared off the line. Gweedore took the lead when Ciaran Mc Fadden scored following a good turn and shot. Cappry pressed hard for an equaliser. Darren O’Leary went close for the home side. Cappry got level in the 32nd minute from Darren O’Leary’s penalty after Kevin Mc Glynn was fouled in the box. Referee: Victor RaineyDrumoghill F.C. 2 Lagan Harps 0Drumoghill FC consolidated their position at the top of the table with this hard-earned victory over their nearest and fiercest rivals Lagan Harps.In the end it was second half strikes from the O’Donnell brothers, Liam and Chris, that proved the difference between the sides. This was a game played on a heavy pitch in terrible weather conditions which made it almost impossible for good football to be played, and it was no surprise that both goals came from set pieces.It took until the 66th minute for the deadlock to be broken and when it did, it came from Drumoghill’s captain and warrior for all conditions Chris O’Donnell who bravely rose highest to nod home Michael Doherty’s free kick. It was to be his last contribution though as he sustained a nasty head injury that ended his afternoon. The game become more open as a consequence of Lagan going behind as Chris Toner and Brian Kelly became more of a threat. Eunan Diver was their best player on the day but despite his prompting from midfield they struggled to fashion anything that threatened an equaliser. Any chance of a comeback though was squashed on 79 minutes with an almost identical goal from the home side. This time the provider was Kevin Kelly, whose delivery seemed to sail directly into the net but the slightest of final touches was applied by Liam O’Donnell and there was no way back for Lagan.Referee: Joe McHugh.CT Ball Division TwoDeele Harps 4 Glenree United 3Deele welcomed Glenree to the Athletic track amid terrible conditions for football. The home side were doing all the pressing and took the lead when Shane Gallagher opened the scoring in the 30th minute. The pitch restricted any quality football in what was a real battle in the middle of the field. Glenree equalised against the run of play with a direct free kick on the stroke of half time. In the 50th minute Shane Gallagher applied the pressure which forced an own goal. A through ball from Eddie Connolly played Gavin Gallagher through on goal and he was hauled down for a penalty which was well saved by the Glenree keeper. In the 65th minute Shane Gallagher grabbed his 2nd goal after good wing play from Daire Kelly. Deele striker Shane Gallagher grabbed his hat – trick in the 75th minute with a fine individual goal to make it 4-1. Following a flurry of substitutions Deele took their foot off the pedal and conceded 2 preventable late goals. Team performances. Referee: Brian O KaneDrumbar F.C. 0 Whitestrand United 1(Abandoned at half time)This match was abandoned at half time due to the ever decreasing quality of the playing surface. Whitestrand United led one nil at the time.Convoy Arsenal 0 Raphoe Town 2It was a cold and wet Sunday in Orchard Park, Convoy. The game started very cagey with both teams battling in the middle of the pitch. The first half passed without any clear cut chances for either side until the 40th minute when the ball broke kindly for Mark Bogle who took it around Gareth Patton in the Convoy net to break the deadlock. The second half started in much the same manner but another unlucky ricochet for Convoy sent Raphoe through to double their lead via Jamie Gallagher. Convoy fought to get back into the game but couldn’t get a breakthrough. The game finished with Raphoe taking the three points in a 2-0 victory. Best for Raphoe was David Craig with a valiant team effort from Convoy. Referee: Gerry RoddenDunlewy Celtic 3 Letterbarrow Celtic 1In cold wintery conditions it was the home side who started the brighter and took the lead with John Cannon scoring from close range. Letterbarrow almost made it 1-1 but a good goal line clearance form Ciaran Mc Geady kept Dunlewey in front going in at half time.In the second half Dunlewey made it 2-0 when Paul McFadden scored from just outside the box. James Alcorn then made it 3-0 to the home side. Letterbarrow did push forward in the last 15 minutes and got their reward when Kevin Mc Brearty scored.Best for Dunlewey were Daniel Coll and James Alcorn. Team performance from Letterbarrow.DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTSSATURDAYDowntown CupGlencar Celtic 3 Arranmore United 3Glencar started brightest and had the ball in net straight away from a Garvan Grieve corner however there was deemed to be a foul on the keeper and the goal didn’t stand. Glencar were on top from the off and heaped pressure on Arranmore but couldn’t break the deadlock. On 40 minutes Arranmore went ahead with a superb Benny Mc Garvey freekick from all of 35 yards.Glencar started the second half in the same fashion as the first, with plenty of possession. They were rewarded with a goal after Shane Hilley nodded in a Garvan Grieve corner. The visitors then caught Glencar on the hop with a long ball over the top to Doalty Boyle who finished well. Arranmore doubled their advantage shortly afterwards with another freekick form Mc Garvey. With 20minutes remaining and Glencar with the run of play they kept their cool and didn’t hit the panic button. Their patience was rewarded when Shane Hilley and Garvan Grieve combined to set up Chris Malseed who reduced the deficit to one with fifteen minutes remaining. With 10 minutes remaining Declan Scanlon set up Pajo Rafferty whose shot was blocked but Shane Hilley was on hand to convert the rebound. Great team performances from both sides in a very entertaining encounter. Referee: Victor RaineyMilford United Reserves 3 Donegal Town Reserves 1Milford got their new year off to the perfect start with this well deserved win. In a game where neither side had much to play for there was good attacking football from the start. Milford opened the scoring through Ciaran Blaney and added their second through JJ Fleming. Donegal town came back into the game for a brief period and were awarded a penalty which was converted to give them some hope. Milford responded well and reclaimed their two goal advantage after good work from TJ Everson resulted in Ciaran Blaney getting his second of the game.Ramelton Mariners 2 Erne Wanderers 4The Mariners and the Wanderers played out an entertaining game at Rab’s Park in Kerrykeel on Saturday afternoon.It was Erne who started much the better, shaking off the Christmas cobwebs and taking the lead in the 7th minute when David Dolan finished superbly after a counter attack. They doubled their lead in the 25th minute when Alan Russell rounded the Mariner’s keeper Kevvy Mc Cahill and finished to the empty net. The Mariners then came to life and created several chances, firstly with Patrick Durning hitting the crossbar after lobbing the keeper and then Peter Brannigan being thwarted by a last ditch tackle.Mariners sprung out of the traps in the 2nd half and two minutes after the restart were awarded a penalty after Patrick Durning was dragged to the ground in the area. The same player converted the spot kick. Unfortunately for the Mariners the revival was short lived as Erne reclaimed their two gaol advantage in the 55th minute when Ryan O’ Brien headed home from a corner.Again the Mariners responded and cut the deficit to one goal when in the 75th minute good approach play was rewarded when after Patrick Durning’s header from a Paul Stevenson cross was well saved, Kevvy Coyle was on hand to fire the rebound home. Mariners pressed further for the equaliser with Alan Blaney going close but they were susceptible to the Erne counter attacks and were punished in the 87th minute when Michael Mc Nulty made it four for Erne.Best for Mariners were Ciaran Burke and Chuck Mc Daid. Best for Erne were Dermot Slevin and Alan Russell. Referee: Kevin Doherty.Mulroy Celtic 2 Orchard F.C. 4Orchard got off to a perfect start when they were awarded a penalty when a Mulroy defender was adjudged to have handed the ball. The home team responded very well and equalised through the excellent Dougie after Jerry Diver unleashed a great drive which the keeper could only parry into his path. Orchard restored their lead when a free wasn’t dealt with and their forward dispatched to the net. Goals three and four soon followed, the third was brilliant as Niall Bonnar twisted the Mulroy defence inside out and finished well. The fourth a fine strike from outside the area. The second half was all Mulroy. Diver was very unlucky not to pull a goal back when he was sent clear but his chip just grazed the top of the bar. They pulled a goal back through Colin Talbot when he headed the ball home from a Joe Kerr free kick. Mulroy had numerous other chances to score couldn’t. Best for Mulroy: Dougie and Jerry. Best for Orchard Niall Bonner.Gweedore United Reserves 4 Keadue Rovers Reserves 2This game was played on a cold but sunny afternoon which saw the home side claim the three points in a good entertaining local derby. United started the brighter with early chances falling to Sean Paul McMahon, Aodh O’Donnell and Sean Gallagher. In the 18th minute the home side took the lead after good work by John McFadden saw Ciaran Sharkey beaten by Sean Paul McMahon from 20 yards to make it 1-0. Keadue were back on level terms one minute later through an excellent shot from Donal Rodgers into the top corner. The visitors took the lead in the 22nd minute against the run of play when Conor Greene scored from close range to make it 2-1. In the 2nd half United pushed for an equaliser. Their pressure paid off in the 56th minute when Martin Doohan finished from close range to make it 2-2. Following that equaliser Keadue began to press and saw good chances fall to Donal Rodgers, David McCarron and Ryan Greene, However it was United who went ahead in the 75th minute when Martin Doohan converted a penalty kick after Stephen O’Donnell was brought down in the Keadue box. The home side secured the three points in the 78th minute when Aodh O’Donnell fired into the roof of the net following a goal mouth scramble. It was a good team performance from Keadue with John McFadden and Sean Gallagher excelling for United. Referee: Michael McFaddenGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoTullyvinney Rovers 4 Cranford United Reserves 4This game was all action from start to finish. Tullyvinney opened the scoring when Steve Devine played a through ball to striker Renato who fired home . The same player made it two after Adam Gardiner was upended in the box and Renato dispatched the penalty. Then Tullyvinney pressed the self destruct button firstly Renato missed a penalty then three Tullyvinney defenders went for the one ball and none of them got to it and Lee Ward tapped home .Cranford levelled when the same player scored after another mix up in the Tullyvinney defence. Then on the stroke of half time Renato played a through ball to Steve Devine who fired home. The second half started the same as the first with both sides going all out for the won. Cranford levelled again when a kick out was flicked on to Lee Ward who scored his third goal off the game. Cranford then took the lead when a through ball caught out Tullyvinney’s full back and Paddy Shiels’ shot just about crossed the line to put Cranford into the lead for the first time. Tullyvinney then threw everything into attack and scored with a couple of minutes remaining when Paul Mc Daid played a through ball to David Gardiner who fired a unstoppable shot to the roof of the net so it finished all square. In the end a draw a fair result. Team effort by Cranford. Best for Tullyvinney were Paddy Cassidy , Jason Mc Kinney, Daniel Mc Nulty and Darragh Crossan . Referee: James Malseed.DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSSATURDAYDowntown CupGlencar Celtic 3 v 3 Arranmore UnitedMilford United Reserves 3 v 1 Donegal Town ReservesCurragh Athletic P v P Fintown Harps AFCRamelton Mariners 2 v 4 Erne WanderersMulroy Celtic 2 v 4 Orchard F.C.Gweedore United Reserves 4 v 2 Keadue Rovers ReservesOld Orchard Saturday Division OneCastlefin Celtic Reserves 0 v 3 St. Catherines ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoTullyvinney Rovers 4 v 4 Cranford United ReservesSUNDAYBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionGlenea United 2 v 2 Lifford CelticSt. Catherines 2 v 2 Cranford UnitedKilmacrennan Celtic 0 v 4 Milford UnitedGweedore Celtic 1 v 1 Donegal TownRathmullan Celtic 3 v 0 Curragh AthleticWatson Hire Division OneCastlefin Celtic 3 v 1 Keadue RoversKerrykeel ’71 F.C. 3 v 3 Bonagee UnitedCappry Rovers 1 v 1 Gweedore United (abandoned at half time)Eany Celtic P v P Dunkineely CelticDrumoghill F.C. 2 v 0 Lagan HarpsCT Ball Division TwoBallybofey United 0 v 3 Copany RoversDeele Harps 4 v 3 Glenree UnitedDrumbar F.C. 0 v 1 Whitestrand United (abandoned at half time)Convoy Arsenal 0 v 2 Raphoe TownDunlewy Celtic 3 v 1 Letterbarrow CelticDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURESSATURDAY 18-01-2014 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Downtown CupDonegal Town Reserves v Curragh Athletic ReservesErne Wanderers v Glencar CelticTullyvinney Rovers v Ramelton MarinersOrchard F.C. v Glenree United ReservesMulroy Celtic v Gweedore United ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoArranmore United v Cranford United Reserves (K.O. 1 p.m.)Keadue Rovers Reserves v Strand RoversSUNDAY 19-01-2014Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionCranford United v Glenea UnitedLifford Celtic v Rathmullan CelticCurragh Athletic v Gweedore CelticDonegal Town v Kilmacrennan CelticMilford United v St. CatherinesWatson Hire Division OneBonagee United v Gweedore UnitedKerrykeel ’71 F.C. v Keadue RoversLagan Harps v Castlefin CelticDunkineely Celtic v Drumoghill F.C.Eany Celtic v Cappry RoversCT Ball Division TwoCopany Rovers v Deele HarpsLetterbarrow Celtic v Ballybofey UnitedRaphoe Town v Dunlewy CelticWhitestrand United v Convoy ArsenalGlenree United v Drumbar F.C.League table for Brian McCormick Sports Premier LeagueTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsRathmullan Celtic 9 7 1 1 23 8 15 22Glenea United 10 5 1 4 19 8 11 19Milford United FC 10 4 3 3 24 14 10 15Lifford Celtic FC 8 4 2 2 11 8 3 14St Catherines FC 10 3 2 5 20 25 -5 14Cranford FC 10 3 3 4 16 16 0 13Gweedore Celtic 10 3 3 4 14 15 -1 13Donegal Town FC 10 2 4 4 18 21 -3 10Kilmacrennan Celtic FC 9 3 5 1 14 22 -8 10Curragh Athletic FC 10 0 10 0 9 31 -22 0League table for Watson Hire Sunday Division OneTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsDrumoghill FC 10 8 1 1 25 6 19 25Kerrykeel 71 FC 10 5 3 2 35 24 11 17Castlefin Celtic 9 5 3 1 22 17 5 16Cappry Rovers 7 4 0 3 19 9 10 15Dunkineely Celtic FC 8 5 3 0 26 22 4 15Gweedore United FC 9 4 4 1 20 15 5 13Bonagee United FC 10 3 5 2 19 21 -2 11Keadue Rovers FC 10 3 6 1 20 24 -4 10Lagan Harps FC 10 2 6 2 18 31 -13 8Eany Celtic FC 9 0 8 1 10 45 -35 1League table for CT Ball Sunday Division TwoTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsCopany Rovers FC 9 6 1 2 17 10 7 20Whitestrand United FC 9 6 2 1 22 7 15 19Deele Harps FC 10 6 3 1 21 13 8 19Convoy Arsenal FC 9 5 3 1 12 12 0 16Dunlewey Celtic 10 4 4 2 21 16 5 14Glenree United FC 10 4 4 2 16 18 -2 14Raphoe Town 10 4 5 1 16 17 -1 13Letterbarrow Celtic FC 10 3 6 1 16 24 -8 10Ballybofey United FC 10 3 6 1 15 23 -8 10Drumbar FC 9 0 7 2 6 22 -16 2League table for Old Orchard Saturday Division OneTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsGlencar Celtic 8 7 1 0 26 6 20 21Erne Wanderers FC 8 6 2 0 21 10 11 18Fintown Harps AFC 8 5 1 2 19 10 9 17St Catherines FC 8 5 2 1 17 14 3 16Castlefin Celtic Res 9 3 5 1 18 25 -7 10Glenea United 8 3 5 0 14 18 -4 9Orchard FC 7 2 4 1 11 18 -7 7Mulroy Celtic 8 1 6 1 8 21 -13 4Ramelton Mariners FC 8 1 7 0 11 23 -12 3League table for Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoTeam Played Won Lost Drawn Goals For Goals Against Goal Diff PointsArranmore United 9 8 1 0 21 6 15 24Gweedore United FC Res 9 7 2 0 29 16 13 21Donegal Town FC Res 9 5 1 3 23 17 6 18Keadue Rovers FC 9 5 3 1 29 20 9 16Glenree United FC Res 9 4 3 2 25 25 0 14Tullyvinney Rovers 10 4 4 2 18 20 -2 14Curragh Athletic FC 9 2 4 3 16 25 -9 9Cranford FC 10 1 6 3 21 28 -7 6Milford United FC Res 9 1 6 2 10 27 -17 5Strand Rovers FC 9 0 7 2 9 17 -8 2DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS, FIXTURES AND TABLES was last modified: January 12th, 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 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COLAB EXTENSION IS ‘RAY OF HOPE’ FOR DONEGAL – TD

first_imgWork started last week to double the size of Letterkenny’s CoLab building.Donegal TD Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has hailed the confirmation of a 20,000 sq ft extension to the CoLab business incubation and development centre at Letterkenny Inistitute of Technology (LYIT) as “a ray of hope” to Donegal’s “battered economy”.The extension is part of an All Ireland/ Cross Border partnership with the North West Regional Cross Border Group and Northern Ireland Science Park with the other new development at the Fort George site in Derry City.Deputy Mac Lochlainn said: “I commend the leadership of Paul Hannigan, Patsy Donaghy and all the team at LYIT and CoLab on this tremendous achievement that is a ray of hope to Donegal’s battered economy. “It demonstrates clearly to investors the potential of our county and the potential of this North West cross border economy. This project is about the strengths of the region and the vital importance of working together on an All Ireland basis to promote the region.”He said his colleague, Martina Anderson, Sinn Féin MEP for the Six Counties deserves great praise too for her passionate support for this project at European level.“I have visited CoLab on many occasions along with my party colleagues to meet the businesses that are based there. It is a superb facility and an immense resource for job creation in Donegal. I have no doubt that this extension will be equally successful.“I hope that the IDA can now build on this positive development and start to bring new jobs to this county. Their track record over recent years has been abysmal in Letterkenny and Donegal. This CoLab extension proves that with vision and determination, Donegal can market itself as a place to do business and create employment.”  COLAB EXTENSION IS ‘RAY OF HOPE’ FOR DONEGAL – TD was last modified: April 29th, 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:CoLabextensionPADRAIG MACLOCHLAINNlast_img read more

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Economy grows at 3.8% in fourth quarter

first_img26 February 2014 South Africa’s economy bounced back in the fourth quarter of 2013, growing at a rate of 3.8% on the back of stronger performances from the country’s manufacturing and mining sectors, Statistics SA reported on Tuesday. This followed gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 0.7% for the third quarter. Investec senior economist Annabel Bishop warned against reading too much into the figures, however, telling Business Report that the rebound reflected not economic strength so much as the return to work of strikers following protracted strikes earlier in the year. Stats SA also reported that South Africa’s overall economic growth for 2013, according to the first preliminary estimates, stood at 1.9%. This was down from 2.5% growth in 2012 and 3.6% growth in 2011. “The nominal GDP at market prices in 2013 was R3.4-trillion, which is R246-billion more than in 2012,” Stats SA said in a statement, adding that the most notable performers for the year were finance, real estate and business services (expanding by R54-billion to R652-billion) and general government services (expanding by R52-billion to R518-billion). In the fourth quarter, Stats SA said, the country’s manufacturing sector recorded growth of 12.3%, thanks to higher production in food and beverages, petroleum, chemical products, rubber and plastics, and motor vehicles, parts and accessories. Mining, driven by higher production on the country’s gold and platinum mines, grew by 15.7% in the quarter. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Google Android Head Says Not To Expect Any Major Products At I/O This Week

first_imgRelated Posts dan rowinski If you are waiting for a surprise bombshell of a product announcement at Google I/O in San Francisco this week, you may be disappointed.Speaking to Wired, Google’s new head of Android Sundar Pichai said of I/O, “It’s going to be different. It’s not a time when we have much in the way of launches of new products or a new operating system.”What does that mean exactly? Are we not going to get a new version of Android? A platform update to Chrome? A new Android Nexus tablet or smartphone? Events like Google I/O, Microsoft Build, Apple’s World Wide Developer Conference and similar events tend to follow a fairly simple script. The CEO will get on stage, do a little cheerleading and pump up the numbers of units sold, dollars made and developers paid. Then a variety of division chiefs will get on stage and announce new aspects to their products (like Andy Rubin talking about Android at previous I/Os). A few new products will then be introduced and hyped to get some buzz going. After the keynote, there will be about three days of sessions and meetings aimed at developers. Last year, Google followed this script almost perfectly. Until people started jumping from planes. Google went off-script in a huge way last year by introducing Glass, its augmented reality glasses that are currently the most-hyped item among the Technorati. Glass was introduced by Google co-founder Sergey Brin and a live demonstration of Glass-wearing stuntman jumping from a plane over San Francisco commenced. It was one of the strangest (and coolest) twists of a keynote presentation in recent memory. If we can take Pichai at his word, we are not going to see any of these pyrotechnics this week at Moscone West.“Both on Android and Chrome, we’re going to focus this I/O on all of the kinds of things we’re doing for developers, so that they can write better things. We will show how Google services are doing amazing things on top of these two platforms,” Pichai told Wired.So, we may not see any exciting new hardware at I/O this week. But we will definitely see a bunch of interesting developer news as Google rolls out tools to make Android richer, Chrome easier to build upon as well as features surrounding games, cloud and Google+. We will also likely see many, many mentions of Google Glass.We will be at I/O covering all things Google this week. What do you want to see from Google? Let us know in the comments.  Tags:#Android#Glass#Google IO13 Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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Minor rape victim undergoes abortion in 19th week

first_imgIn a first-of-its-kind case in the medicolegal history of Madhya Pradesh, a 19-week pregnancy of a minor rape victim was successfully terminated by a team of doctors at Khandwa district hospital last week. The Jabalpur High Court on December 7 (Thursday) allowed an immediate abortion, if medical experts permit, in the interest of the young girl as the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act does not allow abortion after the 20th week.Sonography reportThe court had observed that a sonography test report suggested that the girl was 19 weeks and three days pregnant. “On December 7 evening, we received a copy of the High Court order from Khandwa Superintendent of Police Navneet Bhasin. We had only a few hours before us to decide as there is a restriction on conducting abortions after 20 weeks. A three-member team of expert doctors was deputed to abort the foetus,” said Dr. Ratan Khandelwal, Chief Medical Health Officer (CMHO) of Khandwa district.At 10 a.m. on December 8 (Friday), the patient reached the hospital. After conducting a series of tests on the patient, thedoctors decided to give her medication to abort the foetus, instead of surgery. “The first dose to abort the foetus was given at 4 p.m. and the process continued for almost 12 hours. Finally, at 4 a.m, the patient’s pregnancy was medically terminated,” said Dr. Khandelwal.‘Patient discharged’According to the CMHO, the patient had minor fever after the abortion and she was discharged from the hospital on Monday after getting a clearance from the team of expert doctors.last_img read more

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U.P. CM orders probe into alleged lobbying for Lalu

first_imgTaking note of news reports, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday ordered a probe into allegations of government officials calling up a CBI special judge to seek favours for fodder scam convict and RJD chief Lalu Prasad.On the basis of media reports about lobbying in favour of the fodder scam convict, orders have been issued to the Commissioner Jhansi division to carry out a probe and submit a report at the earliest, a tweet issued on the official handle of the CM Office, GoUP @ CMOfficeUP, said.Reports in a section of the media have alleged that District Magistrate Mannan Akhtar and Sub-Divisional Magistrate Bhairpal Singh of Jalaun had called up CBI Special Judge Shivpal Singh to seek favours for the RJD chief in the fodder scam case.During the proceedings of the case in Ranchi on January 4, the CBI judge had also stated “Laluji, we are getting a lot of references and calls for you”, without naming the people who had called him up.Prasad was later awarded a sentence of three and a half years in jail and a fine of ₹5 lakh.However, DM Akhtar refuting the allegations, said, “I never spoke to CBI Special Judge Shivpal Singh over phone. I have been here (Jalaun) just for four months and he had come to meet us in November in connection with his land dispute in the district. Nothing else was discussed.”“How can someone level such serious allegations without any evidence? I belong to Assam and am working in Uttar Pradesh. I have no connection of any kind with Laluji,” he said.A 2011-batch IAS officer, Mr. Akhtar became Jalaun District Magistrate in September last year.last_img read more

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