This year’s Linden Town Week (LTW) was declared officially open on Sunday last with the customary opening ceremony hosted at the Linden-Georgetown minibus park in Region 10.Children doing a dance during the official launchThe event, which commenced with the Miss Linden Teen Ambassador Pageant on Saturday, is being hosted under the theme, “Rekindling our culture”.It will feature 12 days of fun and excitement in the areas of education, sports, agriculture, health, culture and entertainment and will culminate on May 1.Speaking at Sunday’s opening ceremony, Linden Mayor Waneka Arrindell said that the activity also seeks to showcase the talents and abilities of Lindeners in various fields. Alluding to the various activities which will be hosted, the Mayor urged the full support of all.Some of the contestants at the official opening on Sunday“Town Week’s vision… is to bring out the talents we have within our own township. Those of you who can sing, who can dance, who can write poetry…It’s for you to showcase that talent to the rest of the world…as we declare Town Week opened, I want you to remember as you go through, to look out for your people. There’s so much persons who would be doing things. There’s women in business that are going to be advertising what they’re doing in Linden”, Arrindell noted.The event also featured a number of cultural performances.Over thirty activities will be showcased in this year’s LTW activities, which have been planned by the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC). According to the LM&TC, the aim is to put the best of Linden on display.
January 11, 2020
Matthews, who said Wednesday that he would not comment on the situation further, declined to address the additional information. Manager Mike Scioscia, never one to be short with his answers, was asked if a prolonged silence from Matthews would ended up making him look guilty. “Yes,” was Scioscia’s succinct one-word answer. Despite daily meetings with Matthews, including another Thursday with GM Bill Stoneman, the Angels say they are not getting their info through their center fielder but from the Internet reports. Matthews has apologized for having his name linked to a possible distraction and yet he apparently has left the team scrambling for three days trying to answer a new round of questions. According to the story on SI.com, Matthews was prescribed Genotropin, a synthetic hormone used to treat growth deficiencies, most often in children. It was allegedly shipped to a Texas address in 2004 that was believed to be the residence of an unnamed former minor-league teammate of Matthews. There is a possibility that Matthews could face a 50-game suspension for a first-time violation for performance enhancers. Angels win Sean Rodriguez started a three-run, game-winning rally in the ninth inning with a leadoff double and Hainley Statia finished it off with a sacrifice fly to right to give the Angels a 7-6 victory over the Royals. – Doug Padilla Valdez impresses On an otherwise-forgettable afternoon for the Dodgers, Wilson Valdez made sure people would remember him. Not just the people wearing baseball uniforms, but also the ones wearing khakis, golf shirts and Panama hats behind home plate. For Valdez, who is a long shot to make the Dodgers’ opening-day roster but is out of minor-league options, this spring training is as much about impressing scouts from other clubs as it is about impressing Ned Colletti and Grady Little. And if Valdez continues to perform the way he did in Thursday’s Grapefruit League opener – a 7-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves before 5,442 at the Ballpark – the Dodgers’ brass probably will face a clear choice: keep him or lose him. After all, guys like this rarely make it through waivers. “Hopefully, I can stay here,” Valdez said. “That’s what I’m trying to do.” Valdez replaced Rafael Furcal at shortstop in the third inning and went 1 for 2, doubling into the right-field corner off one-time Dodgers pitcher Buddy Carlyle in the fifth. Despite committing an error during his six innings in the field, he also had five assists and two putouts, started one double play and turned the pivot on another. But his best moment came in the eighth inning, when he raced into shallow center field in pursuit of a high pop fly by Braves catcher Corky Miller. The ball landed just out of Valdez’s reach and died on the grass. But without even looking to see if Yunel Escobar had held up at first, Valdez picked up the ball and fired it into second base, where Tony Abreu tagged Escobar sliding in. The play robbed Miller of what should have been a clean, bloop single. Shaky pitching The Braves roughed up Randy Wolf, Chad Billingsley, Travis Smith and Chin-Hui Tsao for 14 hits through the first seven innings. “We obviously gave up more hits than you want to give up,” pitching coach Rick Honeycutt said. “We struggled to put people away, and that will come when our guys have better command of their secondary pitches. Randy, when he would get ahead in the count, didn’t have that little something.” – Tony Jackson 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Angels officials were left to answer more questions Thursday, the day of the Cactus League opener, after a Sports Illustrated Web site story not only listed what human growth hormone was allegedly shipped to Matthews, but when and where. On Tuesday, Matthews’ name surfaced as an alleged customer of an Internet pharmacy that was raided for illegally distributing human growth hormone.
January 6, 2020
1 Tottenham’s new signing Benjamin Stambouli is working hard to make himself a first-team regular at White Hart Lane.The French midfielder joined Tottenham from Montpellier on deadline day for an undisclosed fee, after making more than 100 appearances in Ligue 1.Stambouli made his debut in the 2-2 draw with Sunderland last weekend, coming on as a 70th minute substitute, and the 24-year-old has revealed it was a tough opening test.“It was a powerful game with a good rhythm and not the easiest for my first appearance”, Stambouli told the club’s site.“I think we should have won this game but hopefully next time, we will do it.?? I feel good, I feel positive and I will now work hard again to be ready to play.” Benjamin Stambouli
January 6, 2020
0Shares0000Gor’s Jaques Tuyisenge wheeling away in celebration after scoring the lone goal against Wazito FC. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 11- Jacques Tuyisenge stepped off the bench to score the lone goal as the Kenyan Premier League defending champions beat Wazito FC 1-0 at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Wednesday to move within one point of leaders Mathare United.Tuyisenge came in for Lawrence Juma in the 63rd minute as K’Ogalo picked up a third consecutive 1-0 result that sees them remain unbeaten this season after eight matches and a dream of a 17th title remaining alive. Just like he has been doing the entire season, head coach Dylan Kerr changed a huge chunk of his squad.From the team that played Saturday’s CAF Confederations Cup tie against SuperSport United, only two were retained for the midweek assignment.Gor Mahia’s Ehprehim Guikan tussle with Wazito defence. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAMeddie Kagere skippered the side starting upfront alongside Ephraim Guikan while Humphrey Mieno also retained his slot in the starting team, though being played in an unfamiliar position in central defense.The league’s new boys under the tutelage of Frank Ouna who, won the title with Gor in 2013 as assistant coach, put up their best team as they sought out a fourth win of the season.On the balance of chances, Gor should have completed the first 45 minutes with a few goals under their arms.In the eighth minute, Samuel Onyango broke through on the right with his pace, but he took the harder option of shooting at goal with Guikan and Kagere screaming for the ball, the effort being easily collected by Wazito keeper Philip Odhiambo.Two minutes later, Wazito had their first effort at goal with Patient Lukige taking a first time shot on the volley but keeper Shabaan Odhoji had it well covered.Wazito FC head coach Frank Ouna giving instructions to his player. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAWazito came close with another chance in the 22nd minute when Harun Nyakha put Piston Mutamba through, but his low effort was collected.Gor continued to pound as Wazito sat back waiting to attack on the counter and the reigning champions came close once again when Kagere’s shot from his weaker left foot evaded the target by a whisker after a pretty lay up on the backheel by Guikan.They came even closer on the half hour mark when Onyango’s inviting cross after skipping past two markers on the right found Bernard Ondiek, but his header went over.Towards the end of the half, Kagere should have broken the deadlock but his connection at the edge of the six yard box rattled the crossbar.It was the same affair in the second half and Onyango came close with a diving header in the 58th minute that was saved by keeper Odhiambo’s feet.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr with his assistant Zedekiah Otieno. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe introduction of Ibrahim Mao for Wazito changed the dynamics for them in attack and the youngster came close moments later when he was put through by Mutamba but his shot was saved by Odhoji.Mutamba had a chance himself in the 66th minute when he was picked out unmarked inside the box by a Lukige cross but he blasted it over.Gor finally broke the deadlock in the 73rd minute when Tuyisenge brushed a header beyond Odhiambo after rising up to meet a Cersidy Okeyo free kick.Ouna’s charges put up a spirited fight to get the goal back and probably hunt for a winner, but they couldn’t crack the Gor backline. In fact, it was Gor who almost grabbed a second but Philip Odhiambo pushed Guikan’s header from an Omondi cross to the bar.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
December 26, 2019
Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Latest Football News BEST OF MONEY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury He overtakes Frank Clark, who was unbeaten in 11 Premier League games with Nottingham Forest from August to October 1994.However, Sarri must have wondered how his side missed out on a ninth league win as Jordan Pickford denied Marcos Alonso, Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard in the goalless draw. ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? no dice Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED 1 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card huge blow REVEALED Maurizio Sarri’s unbeaten start to life in English football is now the longest in Premier League history.The Chelsea manager stretched his remarkable run to 12 league games with a frustrating 0-0 draw at home to Everton on Sunday. Maurizio Sarri will not be pleased with the result against Everton RANKED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move The Blues subsequently missed the opportunity to go top of the Premier League ahead of the Manchester derby at the Etihad.Another record was upheld at Stamford Bridge as the Toffees failed to win away at Chelsea for the 29th game in a row – a run which stretches back to 1994.Everton have now won just one of their last 17 Premier League games in London.
December 25, 2019
A man caught driving his identical twin brother while he was doing a handstand inside his car had his charge reduced – after a judge heard he had a new driving job!Peter HeaneyPeter Heaney had been charged with dangerous driving when he appeared at Letterkenny District Court yesterday. The 21 year old had been spotted by Gardai driving his twin brother Shane on June 22nd last between the villages of Ramelton and Milford.Gardai revealed how Shane’s entire body including his legs were sticking out of the sunroof of the car while his head was inside.Peter Heaney appeared in court on a charge of dangerous driving.Even his solicitor Frank Dorrian described the manoeuvre as “ridiculous and bizarre behaviour.”“It was an extraordinary picture if you can imagine it,” admitted Mr Dorrian.However he said his client was the driver and it was his brother who had put him in jeopardy because of his behaviour on the night.The court heard that Heaney, of Carrownagonnagh, Milford, was due to start a new job – as a driver for an amusement arcade.Judge Paul Kelly said he was reducing the case from dangerous driving to careless driving in light of the act that Heaney had the promise of employment.He fined him €300 on the careless driving charge and warned him that he was “on a short lead.”MAN CAUGHT DRIVING HIS HANDSTAND BROTHER HAS CHARGE REDUCED – TO START NEW DRIVING JOB! was last modified: March 11th, 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:careless drivingdangerous drivingdonegalhandstandJudge Peter KellyletterkennyMilfordPeter Heaney
December 25, 2019
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week But the state Attorney General’s Office says most charity poker tournaments are illegal, and the organizer could face a year in jail or a $5,000 fine for the misdemeanor violation. “California law is rigid and inflexible when it comes to nonprofits and charitable gambling,” said Nathan Barankin, communications director for the Attorney General’s Office. “There are no exceptions written into the law. Even if you’re not playing for real money, it’s illegal.” But Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, said the police have never presented such a case for prosecution. And while the charity tournaments don’t seem to make a blip on the law-enforcement radar, some organizations do attempt to keep their fundraisers on the right side of the law. The weSpark Cancer Support Center in Sherman Oaks and the Jewish Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Los Angeles both held poker tournaments at Hollywood Park Casino, a card house allowed under state law. Big Brothers raised about $25,000, and weSpark made about $30,000 – all legally. Churches, school boosters and other nonprofit groups are calling the government’s bluff, raising thousands of dollars through wildly popular Texas Hold’em poker tournaments that state officials say are illegal. Two years into the nation’s no-limit poker craze, organizations have found that tournaments are easy and more profitable than bake sales, carwashes or other types of fundraisers. The baseball team from West Ranch High School in Stevenson Ranch made $12,000 in October, for instance, while the Make-a-Wish Foundation brought in a whopping $60,000 in an August tournament hosted by Kings star Luc Robitaille. “It’s on TV, people are playing it in their homes, everybody seems to be playing,” said Joy Holland, development director of St. Mel Catholic Church in Woodland Hills, which held a poker tournament Saturday to raise money for a new sound system. “I don’t play – it’s not my thing – but I’ve already been called by three or four parishes. They want to do it, too.” While the St. Mel’s tournament was held on church property, Holland said organizers believe their tournament was legal because the proceeds went to the church, not to entry fees. “We’re not taking their money for them to play poker,” she said. “We have to do it the right way.” The booster club for the Hart High School basketball team in Newhall also held a poker tournament Saturday night, with prizes for the winners including a $3,000 gift certificate, seats on the 50-yard-line of the UCLA-USC football game and two round-trip, first-class tickets to anywhere Delta Airlines flies. The Hart boosters hired Casino Entertainment Industries, a Santa Clarita-based company that averages a charity poker tournament in the area about once a week. “My attorney’s opinion, and through our interpretation of the law, is it is total legitimate,” said Todd Rockey, owner of Casino Entertainment. “We can’t force anybody to pay for anything. Everything is listed as a donation. “The American Cancer Society, Boys & Girls Clubs, schools – the reason they turn to us to raise funds is because all of their other money is being taken away. It seems to work well. We haven’t had any complaints. “What we do is gaming, not gambling. It’s pure entertainment.” But Rockey concedes there’s a fine line between gaming and gambling, and that law-enforcement agencies in various jurisdictions have different interpretations of the state law. “I never know from day-to-day if what I’m doing is legal,” he said. Recognizing the gap between policy and practice, Assemblyman Alberto Torrico, D-Fremont, proposed legislation this year that would create an exemption to the state Penal Code to allow nonprofit organizations to hold poker tournaments. The bill is scheduled to be considered by the Assembly Appropriations Committee early next year. The Attorney General’s Office helped draft the language, which would limit each nonprofit organization to two casino-night fundraisers a year and requires at least 98 percent of the proceeds go to the charity. With state, federal and local governments reducing funding to community organizations, Torrico said, the bill is important to give those organizations a chance to recoup that money. “Gambling is a reality in California,” Torrico said. “We have card clubs, we have race tracks, we have casinos run by the tribes. State-sanctioned gambling is the Lottery. “What also is a reality is that these nonprofits are picking up the slack (of government). You have to balance those out. On balance, these are worthy organizations that need all the help they can get to raise money.” Even Torrico’s bill has its critics. Rockey argues that the bill – which says no more than 2 percent of proceeds from a poker tournament can go to operation costs – won’t cover the cost of food, drinks, dealers, tables and room rental. Despite the questions about the legality of the tournaments, organizers say, it’s difficult to ignore their popularity or their impact on the group’s bottom line. “Poker has risen to the cream of the crop and everybody wants to play,” Holland said. “I had a little guy, 7 or 8 years old, who came in here with his dad, who was dropping off a donation. He wanted to know if he could play in the tournament. He plays at home with his dad. “Everyone is playing.” Josh Kleinbaum, (818) 713-3669 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
December 24, 2019
The HSE has confirmed our earlier story that Letterkenny General Hospital has ben extremely busy overnight and today.This morning we revealed how a number of patients had to be treated at different locations in the hospital including the Day Services Unit.This is the statement issued on behalf of the hospital at 5.30pm this evening. “The Emergency Department at Letterkenny General Hospital is extremely busy tonight (January 26, 2015) with a very high number of attendances. Members of the public are reminded to keep the Emergency Department for emergencies and to contact their GP or GP Out of Hours services in the first instance.“Patients with minor ailments or who are not emergencies can expect to experience long delays as priority will need to be given to other patients who need emergency care.”See our earlier story here https://www.donegaldaily.com/2015/01/26/further-gridlock-at-letterkenny-general-hospital-overnightHOSPITAL CONFIRMS IT IS EXTREMELY BUSY WITH LARGE NUMBER OF PATIENTS was last modified: January 26th, 2015 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:donegalhospitalHSEovercrowding
December 20, 2019
Ever have one of those dreams where it’s your final semester of college and you suddenly realize there is a class you never attended? Not only that, you can’t find the classroom? And you can’t find your professor to plead your case, which means you’ll probably never get your diploma?I betcha Stephen Curry doesn’t.Or just maybe …Our pals at TMZ Sports recently ran across Davidson College basketball coach Bob McKillop. They asked McKillop when Davidson is going to retire Curry’s jersey, No. …
December 3, 2019
The Goa State Human Rights Commission (GSHRC) on Monday issued an order that the practice of disrobing dead women before cremation is a violation of human dignity and basic human rights.The order was welcomed by Bailancho Saad, a local women’s collective, that has been generating public awareness against the practice prevalent in a few Goan communities. The collective called the term “a great step forward towards social reform as well as in upholding the dignity and rights of women.”The GSHRC has recommended that all authorities should issue circulars to local bodies to put an end to the practice. Sabina Martins of Bailancho Saad said the government should ensure that the order is effectively implemented.Ms. Martins said the Department of Urban Development and Municipal Administration and the Directorate of Panchayats they have agreed to issue circulars to local self-government bodies to implement the order.She said Bailancho Saad received several complaints from across the State about the practice causing distress and trauma to family and friends. The NGO then started a campaign to end the practice, which involves disrobing dead women in the crematorium during the last rites in front of a predominantly male congregation.Ms. Martins said the Directorate of Urban Development and the Ponda Municipal Council in their status report accepted that the practice was prevalent and there have been pictures of the practice taking place being circulated on WhatsApp.Ms. Martins also raised concern over the lack of crematoriums in certain parts of Goa and regions adjoining the States of Maharashtra and Karnataka. She demanded that panchayats be given funds to build crematoriums so that people stop conducting the final rites of women in forests. She also claimed a few communities followed superstitious beliefs and inhuman practices while cremating women.The GSHRC said the government through Chief Secretary would ensure authorities comply with recommendations so that actions violating the dignity of women are stopped.