“We will hire world class expertise” – Harmon

first_img…says Dr Bynoe does not have to be oil & gas expertNoting that the President used his prerogative and judgement to appoint Dr Mark Bynoe as the new head of the Department of Energy, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, maintained that world class oil and gas experts will eventually be hired afterwards.State Minister Joseph HarmonResponding to suggestions made on Monday that Dr Bynoe is not qualified enough for the job, Harmon said Dr Bynoe is an excellent choice, and he does not have to be a “world class” expert on oil and gas to head a department that would play a pivotal role in Guyana’s blossoming oil sector.“In the media, there has been some concern about the qualifications of Dr Bynoe, and whether he is the right man. He is an excellent choice for this department, and comes with excellent credentials. Besides his stated qualifications and the work he has done on climate change and the environment, I think I saw a letter from (Ramesh) Dookhoo from the private sector that says he was head of the PSC.“In addition to that, we will hire the people that are needed for the department. Dr Bynoe does not have to be a world class expert. He is now going to head up a team that will identify the specific skills needed for the department. And we are going to pay for that.”The Minister also explained that several principles would be used to establish the department. These include financing, operationalising and organising. According to Harmon, Government is in the organising phase.“Already there is some handing over taking place between Dr Bynoe and the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Petroleum section of that ministry. So it’s not like if we have a totally new kid on the block. We already have a structure, albeit not up to the mark in terms of what is required. We have a structure, and we are taking that into consideration. We already have advice on the structure.”PrerogativeQuestioned on whether there was a competitive process to appoint Dr Bynoe, Harmon noted that appointments of directors to head departments in the Ministry of the Presidency are entirely up to the President.“Dr Bynoe has been appointed from the 1 August as the Director of the Department of Energy. All departments under the Ministry of the Presidency are (staffed with) persons who are appointed by the President. So you have a Department of Energy, the Director was appointed by the President,” Harmon explained.“We have a Department of Public Service, and the director, who was the permanent secretary there, is also director. So departments under the Ministry of the Presidency are appointed by the President in his own deliberate judgement. There may be considerations that would be taken into account; but, by and large, in the Ministry (of the Presidency), the heads of those departments are appointed by the President.”Dr Bynoe is a former Director of the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Guyana. By profession, he is an Environment and Resource Economist. There have been expressions of support and criticism since his appointment.Following a proposal he had made, Government had announced its intention in April of this year to take responsibility for the oil sector from Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman.Trotman himself had made the announcement in a taped interview with the Department of Public Information, in which he said, “Government will, in the coming months, establish the Department of Energy, which will be housed in the Ministry of the Presidency.”Trotman said also that the department would be “focused only on the development of the petroleum sector,” based on a proposal that he had made to President David Granger last year. Trotman, and indeed the Government, has received much criticism for the way the budding oil sector has been handled.Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, has been designated the holder of ministerial responsibility for this department. He announced the creation of this Energy Department to oversee Guyana’s oil and gas sector the very next month.last_img read more

Man gets life sentence for raping 1-year-old

first_imgRodney Kurtzious who was on Thursday found guilty of raping a child was handed a sentence of life imprisonment by Justice Jo-Ann Barlow at the Sexual Offences Court.The toddler was just one-year-old at the time he committed the heinous act. In addition, the child was a family member of his.The jury returned the guilty verdict after two hours of deliberations in a proportionRodney Kurtzious was found guilty of child rape7of 11-1. At sentencing, Justice Barlow told Kurtzious that the crime was one of the worst she has ever seen and as such, she handed down the hefty sentence.The convicted rapist will be eligible for parole after spending 25 years in prison.Kurtzious had previously denied that on July 27, 2017, in the county of Demerara, he sexually penetrated the toddler. The man was unrepresented while State Counsel Seeta Bishundial appeared for the prosecution.last_img read more

Greenspan’s long term at Fed ends

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card FAMILY – Wife, Anna; two children. QUOTE – “If I’m confirmed to this position, my first priority will be to maintain continuity with the policies and policy strategies established during the Greenspan years.” – Oct. 24, 2005, when President George W. Bush nominated Bernanke to succeed Alan Greenspan as chairman of the Federal Reserve. – Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Reserve, in the last major piece of business for retiring chairman Alan Greenspan, pushed borrowing costs to the highest point in nearly five years Tuesday and hinted that another rate increase was possible. Shortly after the Fed’s rate announcement, the Senate – showing broad bipartisan support – approved on a voice vote Ben Bernanke’s nomination to be the 14th chairman of the central bank. Bernanke, 52, will be sworn in as Fed chief Wednesday morning in a private ceremony at the Fed’s marble headquarters. That will make the historic changing of the guard at the Fed complete. Greenspan, 79, ends an 18 1/2-year run, making him the second-longest serving chairman of the central bank. He turns over to Bernanke an economy that is in good shape but faces challenges. “I know this institution will go on doing extraordinary things, and I will look on from the sidelines and cheer,” Greenspan was quoted as saying at his farewell luncheon. Questions persist about whether the housing market will continue to gradually decline or even crash. No one knows whether foreigners will maintain a hearty appetite for investing in the United States and continue to finance ballooning budget and trade deficits. Energy prices pose another wild card. “Greenspan’s shoes are very large and difficult to fill. If anybody is up to the task, Ben Bernanke is the guy,” said Charles Ballard, economics professor at Michigan State University. Bernanke, chairman of the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers, is a former Fed governor and economics professor. He is considered one of the country’s foremost economic thinkers and has written extensively about the Great Depression. In opting to boost rates Tuesday, Fed policy-makers said “the expansion in economic activity appears solid” even though recent economic barometers “have been uneven.” Inflation, they said, remains a concern. “Elevated energy prices have the potential to add to inflation pressures.” At Greenspan’s final meeting, the Fed boosted the federal funds rate by one-quarter percentage point to 4.50 percent. The funds rate, the interest banks charge each other on overnight loans, affects a range of interest rates charged to consumers and businesses. In response, commercial banks raised their prime lending rates – for certain credit cards, home equity lines of credit and other loans – by a corresponding amount to 7.50 percent. The increases left borrowing costs at their highest level in nearly five years. Many economists believe the Fed probably will boost the funds rate at least one more time – to 4.75 percent – at its next meeting on March 28, the first session Bernanke will preside over as chairman. A few, however, predict the funds rate could climb to 5.50 percent this year – a move some analysts believe will be necessary to keep inflation under control. Fed policy-makers on Tuesday left the door open to higher rates. “Some further policy firming may be needed” to keep the economy and inflation on an even keel, they said. That marked a subtle change from the last meeting in December, when Fed policy-makers said “measured policy firming is likely to be needed.” By dropping the word “measured” and softening the forward-looking language on rates a bit, the Fed was attempting to give Bernanke more leeway to shape the future course of interest rate policy as he sees fit, economists said. It provides “Bernanke with a clean slate,” said Stephen Stanley, chief economist at RBS Greenwich Capital. The word “measured,” which had been included in the Fed’s previous rate-raising decisions, was viewed as signaling quarter-point rate increases. All of the Fed’s 14 rates increase since it began tightening credit in June 2004 have been by one-quarter percentage points. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrials closed down 35.06 points to 10,864.86, reflecting investors’ disappointment that the Fed failed to send a clear signal about when it would stop raising rates. Federal Reserve policy-makers, at their previous meeting in December, suggested that their nearly two-year credit tightening campaign probably will be winding down. But they differed how much higher rates would need to go to accomplish their mission. One of the first challenges Bernanke is likely to confront is deciding when to stop raising rates. If he waits too long, he could cripple the economy. If he stops too early, inflation could get out of hand. Clues about Bernanke’s thoughts on interest rates could come Feb. 15 when he delivers the Fed’s twice-a-year report on the economy to Congress. “Even with Bernanke at the helm, fighting inflation is still going to be the primary focus,” said Greg McBride, senior financial analyst at Bankrate.com. After the Fed, Greenspan plans to open an economic consulting business. He may show up on the speaking circuit and write a book. Greenspan’s agile handling of the economy has earned him several monikers, including the maestro, the greatest central banker who ever lived and the second-most important person in Washington. On his watch, the economy – from March 1991 to March 2001 – posted its longest continuous expansion in history. The two recessions during his tenure were mild. “He hovered over our economy like a caring guardian and did an incredibly fine job,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. Background of Ben Bernanke AGE-BIRTH DATE – 52; Dec. 13, 1953, in Augusta, Ga. EDUCATION – B.A. in economics, 1975, Harvard University; Ph.D. in economics, 1979, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. EXPERIENCE – June 2005-present, chairman, President’s Council of Economic Advisers; 2002-2005, member, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; 1996-2002, professor and chairman of the Economics Department at Princeton University; 1985-2002, economics professor, Princeton University. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – YOUR PICTURES OF THE DAY

first_imgMALIN GOES MADE FOR JIMMYGETTING READY IN GAOTH DOBHAIRYET MORE PAINT! THE SWEENEYS WITH NODDY THE DONKEYTHIS CAR THING IS CATCHING – AND YOU CAN’T BEAT THE VIEWNOT SURE IF ANYONE CAN SEE OUT THAT WINDSCREEN – BUT THESE CHILDREN DON’T CARECOUNTDOWN TO CROKER – YOUR PICTURES OF THE DAY was last modified: September 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – YOUR PICTURES OF THE DAYlast_img read more

DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEREPORTS Old Orchard Inn Division OneRamelton Mariners 6 Kilmacrennan Celtic Reserves 2Mariners came out on top of this local derby and maintained their push for runners up spot in the Old Orchard Inn Division One. Played in Rab’s Park, Kerrykeel it was Kilmacrennan who took the lead when Adrian Doherty slotted home after 10 minutes after a mix up in the Mariners defence. Mariners quickly equalised in the 20th minute when Barry Coyle scored an excellent free kick from 20 yards that left Damien Crossan in the Kilmacrennan goal no chance. They took the lead 10 minutes later when Alan Blaney scored from close range. Mariners should have extended their lead just before half time but Barry Mooney’s poor spot kick was saved by Crossan. Mariners started strong again in the 2nd half with goals coming in the 50th minute by Alan Blaney, his 2nd, Gavin Mackay with a header from a corner in the 66th minute, and Corey Mc Cahill getting in on the act on 75 minutes. Paul Mc Eldowney did pull a goal back for Kilmac in the 85th minute but Mariners scored their 6th in the dying moments when Corey Mc Cahill scored his 2nd after a poor back pass.Fintown Harps AFC 2 Castlefin Celtic Reserves 3This game was played in great conditions at Pairc Acla in Fintown. In the 20th minute Gary McHugh was unlucky not to put the homeside ahead with his effort. Shane Mc Loone came close shortly after but the Castlefin keeper did well. In the last few minutes of the first half Castlefin smashed the ball to the back of the net to put the away side in front going in at half time.The second half started with Harps on top. In the 5th minute John McFadden chipped a great ball to find Gary McHugh in the box and he headed it into the net. The equaliser was short lived, Castlefin put themselves ahead by a goal from a cross in the 15th minute. In the 30th minute of the second half, Fintown’s Shan Mc Millian made the game all square after great work from Raymond Mc Menamin. With 5 minutes left on the clock Castlefin’s Gary McNulty scored the winner. Team performance by both teamsReferee : Brian o KaneGlencar Inn Division TwoDeele Harps 0 Cranford United Reserves 0 A minutes silence was observed before this game in memory of Sadie Gallagher , Liskey who passed away this week. The game itself was bossed by the home side with Christopher Roulstone in the Deele goal a spectator for most of the game. But Cranford defended well throughout and on the few occasions that Deele did breach their rearguard they found the Cranford keeper in good form. Aidy Gallagher had Deele’s best chance but the playing surface was difficult and the chance was gone. Team performances.Glenree United Reserves 1 Milford United Reserves 2On a fine day in Glenree Park it was the homeside that took the lead through a fine finish from Matthew Coyle on 15 minutes. Both teams battled well throughout. Ciaran Blaney got the equaliser on the hour mark. TJ Everson got the winner in the 80th minute when his free kick was going straight into the keepers hands only to take the most wicked bounce and go in over the keepers head, which the away side could not believe their luck. Best for Glenree were Cathal mc Ginley and Damien NelisReferee: Mickey Mulhern Downtown United 2 Donegal Town Reserves 1Downtown took the lead on the 41st minute through Sean Sweeney with a great right footed volley at the back post. Donegal Town equalized 10 minutes into the second half through Stevie Curneen, with a great strike from outside the box. Both teams pushed for a winner and it was Downtown who made the breakthrough with Niall Bonner swinging in a delightful corner for Gio Peoples to tap in at the back post, to put Downtown 2-1 up with just 5 minutes left on the clock. Best for Downtown: Niall Bonner and for Donegal Town: Joe McIntyreTullyvinney Rovers 2 Gweedore United Reserves 7Unfortunately after the opening ten minutes Tullyvinney found themselves in an uphill battle trailing 3-0 with goals from Patrick McFadden, Declan Friel and Aodh O’Donnell. In fairness to Tullyvinney it didn’t get them down and they started playing some nice passing football, creating chances but failing to score. Garvan Tinney’s corner kicks proved a potent force for Tullyvinney and the evergreen Michael Shiels twice hit the crossbar with two headers from consecutive corners. Tullyvinney’s breakthrough in the thirty fourth minute came when an inch perfect pass from Jonny Corcoran found Thomas McBride wide on the right wing and he rounded a defender and produced the perfect cross with Garvan Tinney, getting in at the end with a diving header. In the forty third minute Gweedore scored on the counter attack when Patrick McFadden scored from a right wing cross and headed home from ten yards. The score at half time was 4-1. Six minutes into the second half Gweedore attacked again and found Tullyvinney’s defence wanting and Joseph Coyle scored with a fierce shot from the edge of the box. In the seventieth minute Tullyvinney registered their second goal when Martin Alexander lobbed the advancing keeper from twelve yards out. That was as good as it got for the home team with Denis McBride and Paul Mc Daid having good chances but failing to score. In the eightieth minute Daniel Diver scored the sixth goal and Patrick McFadden wrapped up the scoring for Gweedore when he converted a penalty. Best for Gweedore was Patrick McFadden. Team Effort from Tullyvinney. Referee: James MalseedBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionKilmacrennan Celtic 1 Glenea United 3Kilmacrennan’s title hopes are all but gone following a defeat to league leaders Glenea United.The first half was a cagey affair with the better chances falling to Glenea. Ryan McFadden hit the post on twenty minutes following a Dennis Boyle corner. Moments later he found the side netting much to the relief of the home side. Kilmac’s sole attempt on goal in the first half fell to Liam McBride but the striker couldn’t hit the target after being closed down by three Glenea defenders.The second half was a much livelier affair thanks to a goal within two minutes of the kick off. A poor clearance from the Glenea keeper bounced through a host of players. The inrushing Ryan McFadden couldn’t believe his luck when he was one on one with Mark Gallagher and coolly scored the opening goal. Kilmac replied within ten minutes and were awarded a penalty when Liam McBride was hauled down. Michael McLaughlin converted and sent the keeper the wrong way. The game was in the balance for twenty minutes with the home side looking the most dangerous. However Glenea punished the home side with a goal out of nothing. McFadden was the beneficiary at the back post following a Mick Mulhern cross. Mulhern wrapped up the three points on ninety minutes. Team efforts from both. Referee: Ed MooreMilford United 1 Lifford Celtic 0Milford gained a great three points at home to Lifford with a goal from the penalty spot well converted by Peter Doherty after Brendan Murray was taken down on the edge of the box. Both teams failed to create many goal scoring chances in a high tempo hard fought match. Milford showed much more hunger and work rate compared to the match in the cup last week. Best for Lifford was Mark Neeson. Good all round team effort by Milford to lift them out of the bottom 3. Referee: Marty Mc GarrigleRathmullan Celtic 6 Lagan Harps 1Mark Curran’s Super Hoops kept their bid for an historic treble right on track with an emphatic win over Lagan Harps at the Flagpole. The Hoops first strike of the afternoon saw Eamonn Sheridan open his account on 16 minutes with a fine finish. Curran’s charges doubled their advantage on 25 minutes when McMenamin unleashed an unstoppable 30 yard free kick into the top corner. Just before the interval, Aaron Mc Clafferty crossed in for Dara Patton to head into the bottom corner to give secure commanding three goal lead.In the second period the Hoops put the game beyond doubt when Patton got his second of the afternoon after tucking in from five yards following a goal mouth scramble. Niall Doherty then beat three defenders before curling a 20 yard strike to the bottom corner. The Hoops went six up after Eamonn Sheridan took advantage of a goal mouth scramble to score his second of the afternoon on 83 minutes. Kevin Kelly scored a twenty five yard free kick as late consolation for the Orchard Park men Referee: Paddy DuffyCastlefin Celtic 1 Dunkineely Celtic 1Castlefin earned their first home point of the season after a hard fought 1-1 draw against Dunkineely in Parkview on Sunday. In the opening stages of the first half the game developed into a midfield battle with few chances being created. In the 20th minute the visitors came close to taking the lead when a Shane Mc Quinney shot smashed off the post after a Shane Ward through ball. Castlefin responded and had chances through Barry Tourish and Simon Mc Glinchey after good play by Damien Mc Annaney. Castlefin started the second the brighter and took the lead in the 60th minute when a Simon Mc Glinchey pass played through to Barry Tourish who slotted home from 12 yards. However, this resulted in the visitors upping their game and they equalised when Castlefin failed to clear a free kick and Shane Mc Quinney was on hand to poke home from 6 yards with 70 minutes played. Both sides had chances to win the game but a draw was a fair result.Team performancesReferee: Vincent Mc LaughlinGweedore Celtic 0 St. Catherines 1There was little to separate these two sides, but the concession of a penalty fifteen minute from the end ensured St.Catherine’s of a vital victory.Anthony Blair had the first chance for the home side, but he shot wide after being set up by Cathal Campbell. The away team nearly scored five minutes later when a shot ten yards from the Gweedore goalmouth was scooped just over the crossbar. On forty minutes Tomas Diver squandered a great chance in front of goal. Five minutes before halftime Michael Mc Kelvey had to stop a sure goal bound shot from the visitors.The second half was evenly balanced and the game looked to be heading for a stalemate when a foul was conceded in the penalty area. Jason Noctor made no mistake from the spot. Gweedore did have a few chances in the last ten minutes but were unable to breach the St Catherine’s defenceBest for Gweedore Cathal MulliganA team performance but St Catherine’sReferee: Michael LaganWatson Hire Division OneDonegal Town 4 Arranmore United 2Donegal Town moved to top of the table after a 4-2 victory over Arranmore United. Donegal opened the scoring on twenty minutes when Declan Brown headed home at the back post after Benny Byrne’s original shot was deflected. Shane Elliott equalised shortly after when he finished well from inside the area. Brown and Byrne linked up again to put Donegal back in front. Brown’s shot from outside the area came back of the post for Byrne to hammer home and restore the lead. The visitors levelled things up once more when left back Declan Proctor followed in well after a poorly defended set piece to ensure the Islanders went in level at the break. The second half was all Donegal. Stuart Johnston’s powerful strike from the edge of the area put the home side back in front on the hour mark after good work out wide from Conor Mc Monagle. Declan Brown crashed a header off the bar shortly after before Byrne wrapped up the scoring tapping home from Joe McIntyre’s excellent cross late on. Good team performances from both sides. Referee: Liam Farren.Eany Celtic 1 Keadue Rovers 2A goal by Cori Gallagher and an own goal late in the second half gave Keadue all the points at Eany. The home side started well and Barry Rose hit the post on 20 minutes. From the clearance Keadue broke and Cori deflected a shot into the net to give Keadue the lead. Eany were back on level terms within minutes as a long clearance from the Keeper, Kelly, found Barry rose who found the net. The first half finished 1-1. Eany kept the pressure on and were unlucky not to extend their lead on the hour . The away side got the winner in the 83rd minute when a Keadue cross was deflected into the Eany net.Good performances from both sidesCappry Rovers 1 Curragh Athletic 0Cappry Rovers ended Curragh Athletic’s unbeaten record in an entertaining game in Cappry Park. Curragh opened the stronger and had a few near misses and good saves by Benji O Meara in the Cappry goal. Play swung from end to end with both defences on top and no clear cut chances.In the second half Cappry got the bit between their teeth and took the game to the visitors but the Curragh defence and their goal keeper held firm. At the other end Curragh’s Shane Barclay came closest with a shot which went narrowly wide. Paddy Long, Dylan Ramsey and Aaron Kelly came close for Cappry. Aaron Kelly got the vital goal for Cappry deep in injury time following a free kick which the visitor’s keeper failed to hold, and Kelly was in to head the ball to the net from close range to give them three vital points.Team performance from Cappry.Gary Doherty was best for Curragh Athletic.Referee Paddy Martin.Ballybofey United 0 Drumoghill F.C. 3Drumoghill gained three valuable points on their visit to Finnside on Sunday. They took the lead mid-way through the first half and added two second half goals to secure the spoils. The home side were very understrength for this match but take nothing away from a decent Drumoghill performance. Referee: Victor RaineyCT Ball Division TwoDunlewy Celtic 6 Drumbar United 0On a lovely dry afternoon the home side knocked six past Drumbar, but it took them a while to get their first with Christy Cannon, Brendan Mc Geady and Daniel Cannon been denied by the inform Drumbar keeper but he was unable to stop Daniel Cannon when he latched on to a Daniel Coll pass to knock home. The second came soon after, Brendan cut inside two players to rifle home a powerful shot. The third came from a Mark Roarty cross which found Brendan Mc Geady at the back post, he half volleyed it into the box were John Cannon was on hand to converted.In the second half Daniel Cannon got his second when he lobbed the keeper from 20 yards out. Kevin Doohan got the next when good work down the right found the incoming Doohan to knock home,. The sixth came from John Cannon when he won a loose in midfield and busted through the visitors defence to score. The visitors never gave up but were unable to unlock a powerful home side with Lorcan Gallagher and Brendan Devin playing outstanding.Team performance from DrumbarLetterbarrow Celtic 2 Gweedore United 7In a game played in near perfect conditions, Gweedore United produced an excellent display of football to help them take another step towards promotion to Division One. The first half was tightly contested with both teams cancelling each other out in midfield. However, the deadlock was broken when top goalscorer, Kieran McFadden, drilled the ball home after a fine turn inside the box. On the stroke of half time a Letterbarrow free kick from just outside the Gweedore box was blocked and United broke down the field to snatch a second through McFadden. Gweedore started the second half very strongly and Kevin Cassidy poked home from close range after a mix-up in the Letterbarrow penalty area on 50 minutes. One minute later Gweedore had their forth when McFadden broke the offside trap. On sixty minutes Declan Gallagher pulled one back for the home side after good work from Paul Murrin. That goal sparked a spirited effort by Letterbarrow but on seventy five minutes, Kevin Cassidy scored a screamer from thirty yards. Another from Kieran McFadden on eighty minutes put the visitors six one ahead. Declan Gallagher scored his second for the home side on eighty two minutes with a good header after an Emmett O’Neill cross. In the dying seconds, Stephen Cassidy poked home the seventh for Gweedore.Bonagee United 1 Convoy Arsenal 0John Carr in the Bonagee goal had to make a good save on three minutes from Jason Toner from ten yards out following a through ball from midfield from Brian Mc Elwaine. Bonagee took the lead on six minutes following a free kick from thirty yards by Kevin Doran. The Convoy keeper seemed to think the ball was going wide of the post but it ended up in the bottom corner of the net. Convoy had chances through Darren Harley and Garry Bradley but Carr in the home goal was in fine form. Kevin Doran should have scored when he was put clear by Ross Hanlyn on thirty minutes from midfield only to see his effort just go over the bar from twenty yards. Sean Crossan had a great chance on forty eight minutes when he headed wide from six yards after a great cross from Darren Coyle from the right. Convoy came close on seventy minutes when Garry Brolly’s effort went just wide of the post from outside of the box. Hanlyn and Coyle for Bonagee were always dangerous on the break as were Convoy’s Kevin Gillen and Jason Brolly but the home team held out for the win. Team efforts by both sides. Referee: Martin Mc AnnaneyDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUERESULTSOld Orchard Inn Division OneRamelton Mariners 6 v 2 Kilmacrennan Celtic ReservesFintown Harps AFC 2 v 3 Castlefin Celtic ReservesGlencar Celtic 2 v 2 Erne WanderersGlencar Inn Division TwoDeele Harps 0 v 0 Cranford United ReservesGlenree United Reserves 1 v 2 Milford United ReservesDowntown United 2 v 1 Donegal Town ReservesTullyvinney Rovers 2 v 7 Gweedore United ReservesBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionKilmacrennan Celtic 1 v 3 Glenea UnitedMilford United 1 v 0 Lifford CelticRathmullan Celtic 6 v 1 Lagan HarpsCastlefin Celtic 1 v 1 Dunkineely CelticGweedore Celtic 0 v 1 St. CatherinesWatson Hire Division OneDonegal Town 4 v 2 Arranmore UnitedEany Celtic 1 v 2 Keadue RoversCappry Rovers 1 v 0 Curragh AthleticBallybofey United 0 v 3 Drumoghill F.C.CT Ball Division TwoDunlewy Celtic 6 v 0 Drumbar UnitedLetterbarrow Celtic 2 v 7 Gweedore UnitedBonagee United 1 v 0 Convoy ArsenalDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURESSATURDAY 9-3-2013 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Inn Division OneKilmacrennan Celtic Reserves v Fintown Harps AFCGlencar Inn Division TwoCranford United Reserves v Donegal Town ReservesDowntown United v Glenree United ReservesGweedore United Reserves v Deele HarpsKeadue Rovers Reserves v Tullyvinney RoversSUNDAY 10-3-2013 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionGweedore Celtic v Glenea UnitedCastlefin Celtic v Lifford CelticKilmacrennan Celtic v Lagan HarpsSt. Catherines v Rathmullan CelticWatson Hire Division OneArranmore United v Raphoe Town (K.O. 1p.m.)Drumoghill FC v Curragh AthleticCranford United v Donegal TownCT Ball Division TwoKerrykeel ’71 FC v Whitestrand UnitedGlenree United v Drumbar UnitedCopany Rovers v Gweedore UnitedLetterbarrow Celtic v Dunlewy CelticDONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: March 3rd, 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:Donegal Junior LeaguefixturesreportsResultslast_img read more

Witness appeal following car theft in St Johnston

first_imgGardaí at Letterkenny Garda Station are seeking witnesses to an unauthorised taking of a vehicle in St Johnston. The incident occurred in the Church View area of St Johnston between November 1st and November 2nd.The black Volkswagen Passat with a registration of PK60NBM was parked on the driveway of the home when stolen. The timeframe for the theft of the car was between 7:30pm (Fri) and 11am (Sat).Gardaí are urging anyone who witnessed anything that might assist with our enquiries to call Letterkenny Gardaí.Any sightings of this car should be reported immediately to Garda’s confidential line on 1800 666 111.Witness appeal following car theft in St Johnston was last modified: November 5th, 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) Tags:GardaiInishowenSt Johnstonlast_img read more

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first_imgChelsea stood firm as Premier League leaders Liverpool looked to make their now trademark fast start at Anfield.The home fans were quickly complaining about time-wasting tactics by the injury-hit Blues, who got men behind the ball and then had the first effort on goal.Ashley Cole, who has never scored under Jose Mourinho, brought a good save from keeper Simon Mignolet with a stinging 25-yard shot.Liverpool responded strongly and Philippe Coutinho missed a decent chance for them, side-footing a volley into the side netting after being found by Luis Suarez.And when Cole had to clear off the line following a corner, Suarez thumped the ball back into the danger zone and centre-back Mamadou Sakho blazed over.Chelsea boss Mourinho, without the injured Petr Cech, John Terry, Eden Hazard and Samuel Eto’o, as well as the suspended Ramires, named Gary Cahill among his substitutes and gave Czech defender Tomas Kalas, 20, a full debut.Former Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge is on the bench for Liverpool, who are without the suspended Jordan Henderson.Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Flanagan, Skrtel, Sakho, Gerrard, Allen, Lucas, Coutinho, Sterling, Suarez.Subs: Jones, Toure, Agger, Cissokho, Alberto, Aspas, Sturridge.Chelsea: Schwarzer; Azpilicueta, Ivanovic, Kalas, Cole; Lampard, Mikel, Matic; Salah, Ba, SchurrleSubs: Hilario, Ake, Cahill, Van Ginkel, Baker, Willian, Torres.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Generation Earth founder Catherine Constantinides one of SA’s new 21 Icons

first_imgCatherine Constantinides has also been named the Top South African Young Woman Entrepreneur for Women Empowerment, and South African Youth Entrepreneur at the South African Premier Business Awards. (Image: Catherine Constantinides)Environmental activist, social entrepreneur and accomplished agent for change Catherine Constantinides has been chosen as one of the next generation of South Africans in the new series of the acclaimed 21 Icons photographic and documentary project, which celebrates local leaders, influencers and role-models.The executive director of the Miss Earth South Africa Leadership Programme, Constantinides was named one of the Mail & Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans for 2014, is an Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellow, and the Lead SA executive in charge of mobilising active citizens. Her CV would be intimidating for someone twice her age.At 16 Constantinides had started her own business to highlight social issues. By 21 she’d launched her own arts, music and entertainment magazine. She has also been named the Top South African Young Woman Entrepreneur for Women Empowerment, and South African Youth Entrepreneur at the South African Premier Business Awards.Find out more about 21 Icons:But as the founder of global youth network Generation Earth, her main passion is the fight to stop climate change. A low-carbon, sustainable future is the legacy she would like to create.“Through the work I do, the most important thing for me is to leave a world where we don’t have to worry about climate change, sustainability and low-carbon cities,” Constantinides said in a recent interview with CNBC Africa.“I really want us to leave a future where those things are already taken care of, because of how human beings behave. If we can teach people to be sustainable as a way of life, we’re heading in the right direction.“We need to look at corporate South Africa to assist us in mobilising, moving forward, in order for us to have a green economy. But at the same time, a lot of the work I do is to empower young people to think differently.”Watch Catherine Constantinides discuss our low-carbon future on CNBC Africa:“It’s one thing to have a green economy,” Constantinides said. “But if we don’t have young people who are passionate about a low-carbon future, we don’t have anyone to plug into that green economy.“Children must be exposed to renewable energy, to the possibilities of science and technology, from a young age, in order for them to think differently. By the time they are 11 or 12 years old, they will then be able to be innovative and creative.”Previous South African luminaries featured in the 21 Icons project include Nobel Peace Prize winners Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and FW de Klerk, and Nobel literature laureate Nadine Gordimer.last_img read more

Give Up Your Heroes and Become One Instead

first_img Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now There is this problem with heroes: they have flaws. No matter how much you want to believe that your hero is somehow a perfect version of a human being, over time, they often behave in ways that prove otherwise. They sometimes say things or do things that conflict with what you believe about them, and they disappoint you, even though they still have qualities you admire.There is a time when it is necessary to give up your heroes and become one instead.What you may not be aware of or fully accept is that you are a hero and you need to work on being the best version possible for the people that believe this about you.You have people who believe that you are special. They look up to you. In some cases, they literally look up to you because they are still small. They believe that you know everything there is to know, and as far as they are concerned you’re the picture of perfection. In many ways, they are going to be what you are now. For these people, you have to make sure that you are congruent in word and deed. You need to provide the best example of what heroes do—and what they don’t do.There are people who you are ahead of in life. They hope to someday be what they believe you are now. They see you as a model, and they believe that you have everything figured out, even if you don’t have any idea what you are doing, and even if you don’t recognize they look to you as an exemplar. As their hero, you inspire them. These people are following your lead, and they need you to raise the bar on what’s possible.There are people who work for you and with you. They think that you are the bee’s knees, that you personally responsible for hanging the Sun and the Moon in the sky. As fallible as you may be, they don’t believe that you are. How you treat these people is an indication of what someone in your role is supposed to be. When you become a better version of yourself, you are showing them what heroes are supposed to do.You already are a hero. For all the people that look to you, become the best version of yourself possible, and work to help them become the hero that they are supposed to be.last_img read more