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Singapore’s U21 netball team to take on PNG side

first_imgPresident of Netball PNG Julienne Leke-Malinki said the netball fraternity is looking forward to welcoming our visitors as we continue to strengthen the partnership between the two countries through the sport of netball.“We have a long history with Netball Singapore going back over 10 years and we would like to continue building on this partnership where there are emerging opportunities between our organisations,” President Leke-Malinki said.Adding that the invitational event for PNG will be used by the National Junior Selectors to select the final 15-member squad that will continue to train until the final 12 is selected at a training camp at the end of August.The three days of matches will be played on Friday at 3pm, Saturday at 2.30pm and Sunday at 3pm respectively at the Rita Flynn Indoor Netball Courts. Saturday’s match will be used as a curtain raiser for the Port Moresby Netball Premier semi-finals between Esco Telstars and Snax Mermaids.last_img read more

GMSA head slams KN over blunder in Gold Board fraud report

first_img… demands apologyControversial news outlet Kaieteur News made a major blunder in its most recent article which carries the theme of fraud discovery and defamation of reputable businessmen.GMSA President Eon CaesarPresident of the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA) Eon Caesar, who is also the owner of Safeway Security, was cited as the proprietor of another business fingered in a multimillion-dollar scam at the Guyana Gold Board (GGB).In a detailed missive released on Saturday, Caesar disassociated himself from the report and criticised the news outlet for failing to conduct proper research prior to the publication of an article which can cause perhaps irreversible damages to one’s character.The Glenn Lall-owned entity reported on September 15 that Safewatch Inc is owned by Caesar and was involved in a huge fraud scheme with then GGB Board Secretary Bobby Gossai, who is now the President of the newly established Guyana Oil and Gas Association (GOGA).The report revealed that Safewatch Inc received payments from the GGB amounting to $35,535,956 and $10,852,143 in 2014 and 2015 respectively, which was far above board.But Caesar made it clear that he has no affiliation with the company Safewatch Inc nor has he ever conducted any business or have business affiliations with Gossai.He posited also that he has never been awarded any contracts or done any work with the GGB.“The article published by Kaieteur News has no factual basis and the information provided about me was complete and utter falsehood! The writer of the article obviously never did any research, because had he or she done their due diligence they would have been aware of the facts and never linked my company or myself to such a libelous article,” he expressed in his statement of condemnation.Caesar lamented that his personal character and that of his company has been put in disrepute by the “unprofessional journalistic article” and in this regard, he has demanded a full retraction of the publication as well as a bold apology.The GMSA head wants the Kaieteur News editor to publish a full apology in the form of a full page article along with his photo and the true facts of Safeway Security and its non-affiliation to Safewatch Inc, the GGB and Gossai.last_img read more

Halliburton team pays courtesy call on Minister Broomes

first_imgA team from Halliburton, an American oil field service company, met with Minister within the Natural Resources Ministry, Simona Broomes at her Duke Street office. The team included Recruitment Specialist Daniel Compan, Performance Development Coordinator Claudia Rodriguez and Business Segment Manager Carlos Casado.Halliburton is one of many companies which will be working as a contractor for ExxonMobil. The company has commenced its recruitment process of Guyanese. Compan noted that the company is looking to hire engineers, technicians and persons to fill administrative positions.From left: Business Segment Manager Carlos Casado, Minister Simona Brooms, Performance Development Coordinator Claudia Rodriguez and Recruitment Specialist Daniel Compan“We are looking for local people, Guyanese people, so we want to invite all of the professionals to come and apply to our company because we are looking for the local talent. We know that there is talent in this country. We have already had some interviews, and we are glad to see that there is potential and we want to develop that potential here in the country,” Compan explained.The company plans to have more than 20 per cent of its workforce comprised of Guyanese. However, Rodriguez indicated that as time goes by and the sector begins to blossom, that number will significantly increase. “We are willing to train them, to provide them with the knowledge required to perform the job and help them develop their careers,” she stated.According to Rodriguez, integration of local talent into the company is the main trait Halliburton has followed in the over 70 countries in which they operate. Additionally, it was mentioned by Rodriguez that the company is one that deals with diversity, and as such is encouraging woman to take up the opportunities that are available in the male dominated field. The Development Coordinator also highlighted that the company also met with a number of students from the Faculty of Technology of the University of Guyana to apprise them of the opportunities available to them upon graduating. She noted that the company will be hosting two meetings with UG faculties.The company representatives will also be meeting with a number of technical institutes to inform them of possible career paths they could venture into at Halliburton.Minister Broomes said she welcomed the company’s local content initiative of having Guyanese on its workforce. She observed that the call is not only for those in Georgetown but for Guyanese countrywide.“We have a lot of engineers in Guyana who might not be engineers in oil and gas but engineers in the extractive mining and there is still an opportunity because the company is providing the more technical training as it relates specifically to the oil sector,” Minister Broomes is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.last_img read more

Local Democrats blast Calderon bill to move up presidential primary

first_imgMONTEBELLO — Montebello Democratic state Sen. Ron Calderon’s bill seeking to move up the state’s presidential primary from June to February continued to make progress this week. But even as the Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee was voting 5-2 Thursday to approve it, the bill was taking increasing criticism, and not just from Republicans, who call it too expensive. In the Mark Twain Democratic Clubs February newsletter, editor Raul Gonzales also criticizes Calderons bill as a waste of taxpayers’ money. “You will be paying for a presidential primary in February, a June primary for state candidates, and the presidential election in November all in one year,” Gonzales writes. “What is in it for Calderon and Schwarzenegger? The governor always talks of not raising taxes, yet he thinks nothing of saddling the citizens with bonds to pay for his charades.” 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Some officials have estimated it will cost taxpayers as much as $90 million to move California’s presidential primary from June to February. For more on this story, see Mike Sprague’s “It’s Politics” column in tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News.last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Arsenal must produce the goods against Manchester United

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman says he expects Wayne Rooney, who scored twice in the win over Scotland on Tuesday night, to smash through Sir Bobby Charlton’s England goalscoring record and go on to break Peter Shilton’s appearance record.He also looks ahead to the Premier League clash between Arsenal and Manchester United on Saturday and claims the Gunners must win at the Emirates after a stuttering start to the season.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

Sterling stands for a ‘better society’, says Guardiola

first_img“I grew up right next door to the stadium and would dream of one day playing in a cup final or even representing my country there,” said Sterling.“To now be able to play there myself is an honour and this is a great opportunity to give back to the community that helped me get to where I am.”The England international has become a key figure not only on the field for club and country, but an increasingly prominent campaigner against racism.Sterling was allegedly targeted by racist abuse earlier in the season at Chelsea and also spoke out as England players suffered more disturbing scenes in Montenegro last month.“It is an incredible gesture,” Guardiola told reporters on Friday. “This kind of gesture makes a better society for everyone.“Football players are human beings, we live all together and these kind of gestures dignify who he is.”Sterling’s England teammate Danny Rose admitted this week he cannot wait to retire given the lack of leadership from the football authorities in the drive to weed out racist abuse.However, Guardiola, whose side face Rose’s Tottenham in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie next week, encouraged the left-back to stand up and continue the fight against discrimination.“Danny Rose has not to do that (retire),” said Guardiola.“Next Tuesday, if I see him, I will tell him the best way to fight, (to) combat this kind of terrible situation is fighting, being here every day.“And of course because he is an extraordinary football player.”City will stay in London between the FA Cup semi-final and the trip to Tottenham’s new stadium in midweek, with Guardiola keen to avoid unnecessary travelling time.Sergio Aguero will travel south with his teammates on Friday but Guardiola is unsure whether he will be fit to face Brighton.“He is almost fit,” added the Catalan coach.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Raheem Sterling has paid for 550 pupils of his former school to attend Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final between Manchester City and Brighton © AFP / Glyn KIRKMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 5 – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has hailed Raheem Sterling’s decision to buy 550 tickets for his side’s FA Cup semi-final against Brighton for pupils of his former school as an “incredible gesture.”Sterling grew up in the shadow of the old Wembley, having moved to England from Jamaica at the age of five.last_img read more


first_imgThe Four Masters Cycling Club, in conjunction with the Nesbitt Arms Hotel and the Ardara Town Traders, has just announced that the 2013 Ras Dhun na nGall three-day stage race will take place in Ardara, Co. Donegal on the 31st May, 1st and 2nd of June.Online entry and an accommodation list are now available on the club website, The fee is €65 per person, with an early bird reduced price on €55.00 for entries received before midnight on 30th April 2013. The race is open to A2 and A3 riders. Entry closes on Friday 24th May or earlier if booked upRace details will be available online shortly and it is expected that the route will be identical to last year’s. The mountain time trial returns again, and the final stage will finish on top of Glengesh. The racing will be hard and fast on the Donegal roads with plenty of spectacular scenery and good Ardara hospitality as a bonus, so riders are asked to enter early as the race field is limited to 180 places.    CYCLING – RAS DUN NA nGALL TO TAKE PLACE IN ARDARA IN JUNE was last modified: April 15th, 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:FOUR MASTERS CYCLING CLUBRas Dun Na nGalllast_img read more

Fight seen before death

first_imgSAN FERNANDO – Residents of normally quiet Evron Avenue in Canyon Country told a judge Friday about a couple fighting and a mysterious “tall, skinny guy” who was seen with Esperanza Castro struggling to put a large black plastic bag into the cab of her husband’s truck. Castro is charged with murdering her husband, Ramon Castro Sr., a landscaper whose body was found March 23 in the bed of his abandoned work truck on Sierra Highway. She has pleaded not guilty. Esperanza Castro was in court Friday for a preliminary hearing in San Fernando Superior Court to determine if there is enough evidence for the case against her to go to trial. The hearing will continue Monday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventDr. Ajay Panchal, the deputy medical examiner who performed the autopsy on Ramon Castro, said he died as a result multiple injuries that included 12 severe cuts to the head with subdural skull fractures and at least three of five gunshot wounds. “Two of the shots were postmortem,” Panchal said. Panchal also said that Castro had several defensive wounds in the form of patterned abrasions on the back of his right hand and arm. “He was bound at the hands and feet with rope, a black plastic bag around his neck that twisted around his arms,” Panchal said. Further laboratory results are coming from neuropathologists who are examining Castro’s brain. Antonio Garcia, who lives directly across the street from the Castro home, said he observed Ramon and Esperanza Castro fighting in their garage at about 10:05 p.m. during which Esperanza shouted obscenities at her husband before he walked back into their house. “I was out smoking a cigarette and I heard them arguing,” Garcia said. “I finished my cigarette and walked back into my house and looked through my window. I knew something was going on because Mrs. Esperanza moved the Cadillac. You could hear the wheels screeching.” Garcia told the court that he continued to watch the Castro home, sometimes from inside his front door, going out a second time to smoke the second half of his cigarette. He said at one point in the evening, he saw a car he didn’t recognize, a black car with tinted windows driven by a “tall, skinny guy” wearing a cowboy hat, boots and blue jeans. He said about 10 or 12 minutes after he heard the Castros arguing, he saw Esperanza Castro and the tall man struggling to carry a large black bag from the garage that they put on the ground as Esperanza opened the driver’s side door of the landscaping truck. “They were carrying, both of them, and they put him inside the driver’s side,” Garcia said. Garcia said the man drove the truck away, followed by Esperanza Castro in the black car that was being driven by a “kid wearing a black hood.” Another neighbor, Julie Piercy, who lives diagonally across from the Castros’ corner house, said she looked out her front window at 10:15 p.m. and noticed the Castros’ garage door shut and no outdoor lights on. “Normally the garage door is always open,” she said. “I noticed the driver’s side of the truck was open and the cab light was off. It was odd that the front of their house was dark; usually there are lights on the front of the house, into the palm trees and on the brick columns and they were all off.” (661)257-5252160Want 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


first_imgCatering staff/Multi task staff from L to RMaureen Doherty ,Yvonne Mc Ginley ,Noeleen CattersonTwo years ago it was on the verge of closure until a campaign by local people kept Lifford Community Hospital open.Now the future of the 20 bed facility looks very positive after substantial refurbishment works which includes a new kitchen were carried out.The work was carried out by Joseph Mc Menamin & Sons from Stranorlar. The kitchen works included new hygienic wall and floor finishes, electrical works and a catering equipment upgrade.This will result in streamlining the work of the catering department, increasing efficiency and will improve overall delivery of this service.Lifford hospital provides catering for 20 residents, a day centre which is off site, a meals on wheel service to the local community.It also caters to residents of the Habinteg Housing Association and staff of Lifford hospital. Lifford Community HospitalThe kitchen was upgraded to the highest of standards in conjunction with Aoife Gardiner, Senior Environmental Health Officer with the HSE and the Environmental Health Department, Tony Kitterick, HSE Estates Department and Brendan McGowan Catering Manger for the region.All of the works were approved by John Hayes, Area Manger for Donegal, and Gwen Mooney Service Manager Older people services.Gwen stated that the Catering Department is ‘finished to a very high standard and complies with all food safety standards, Health and Safety and HIQA requirements’. FUTURE LOOKS HEALTHY FOR LIFFORD HOSPITAL AFTER MAJOR REFURBISHMENT was last modified: October 3rd, 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 (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalHSELifford Community Hos[italnew kitchenlast_img read more


first_imgOpen Week – Club Competition – Single Stableford – July 2nd 2012  1st John G. Gorman 37pts b.o.t2nd Joseph McMenamin 37pts3rd Aidan O’Donnell 36pts  Front Nine Packie McHugh 18ptsBack Nine Sean Bonner 18pts GOLF: CRUIT ISLAND OPEN WEEK LATEST RESULTS was last modified: July 3rd, 2012 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:Cruit Island Open Week latest resultslast_img