– Minister Dawn Hasting-Williams urges youths to make education a priorityFifty grade six students preparing to enter secondary school in early September successfully completed the six weeks’ Republic Bank Summer Camp, and graduated last weekend during an impressive ceremony hosted by the ten cricket teams of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, MS.The twelve top students pose with Minister Dawn Hasting-Williams and Republic Bank Manager Eon Grant”Minister of Public Affairs, Hon Dawn Hasting-Williams, was Guest Speaker at the event, which was also attended by Manager Eon Grant of the Republic Bank’s Rose Hall Town Branch, executives and members of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, MS and parents of the students.Secretary/CEO of the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, Hilbert Foster, presented a comprehensive report on the camp, which started in early July with sixty students registered. Ten students failed to complete the camp due to several reasons, but Foster hailed the 2018 camp as the best ever due to the hard work and commitment of Director Damon Vantull.The main objectives of the Republic Bank’s Summer Camp are to make sure that the students make a successful transition from primary to secondary, to promote the club’s Say No/Say Yes message, and to assist the students to understand their roles as mentors.Foster praised the outstanding work of Camp Director Damon Vantull and Asst Secretary Simon Naidu, for their efforts in making the camp successful. Vantull, a former Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club member, volunteered his services, and assembled a battery of educators across Guyana to teach the students on a wide variety of subjects, including Maths, English A, English B, Social Studies, Information Technology, Geography and Agriculture Science.The students were also involved in a wide range of career lectures from several prominent Guyanese, including Attorney-at-Law Charles Ramson Jnr, Asst Commander of Police ‘B’ Division, and an officer of Republic Bank. Vantull also conducted sessions with the youths on topics such as Suicide, Drug Abuse, Importance of Discipline and Personal Hygiene. The students were also involved in several sporting sessions as well.Minister Dawn Hasting-Williams, in an inspirational feature address, spoke widely on the importance of education and the role it plays in the lives of youths. Education, she stated, open doors of opportunities, and she urged the youths to take advantage of Government’s investment in the educational system.She spoke broadly of President David Granger’s efforts to make a positive difference in the lives of students via his Five ‘Bs’ Campaign, which are boats, bicycles, books, breakfast and buses. She congratulated the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club on the outstanding work it is doing among youths in Berbice, and urged others to emulate the Medal of Service awardee.Republic Bank Manager Eon Grant stated that the Bank was pleased to be associated with the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club, and congratulated the graduates for successfully completing the camp. Republic Bank, he stated, strongly believes in investing in education, sports and culture.Allan Bangari copped the Top Student Award, with Antowne Walters, Divya Singh, Kamini Looknauth, Ashmini Brijbasi, Leah Puran, Annah Puran, Noel Lewis, Delena Marks, Divy Gwalani, Avinash Kessa and Seeta Budraj completed the top twelve students who received special prizes. Bangari collected a bicycle, trophy and medal, while each student at the camp received a school bag from the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club Patron’s Fund.
The nomination is that of Councillor Elizabeth Ponto, an original on Mayor Fred Jarvis’ council roster.As Mayor Jarvis has announced his retirement from municipal politics earlier in the year, both Councillor Brad Filmer and former Councillor Robert Fraser are looking to fill that position.The face of Taylor City Council is unique in their own right as they’re only looking to elect four councillors to form a legitimate assembly, whereas most other districts and municipalities are electing six.- Advertisement -Energeticcity.ca will be there for all your election coverage.
0Shares0000Onwudi Chibueze celebrates with Saad Musa. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluTHIKA, Kenya, Dec 21- Onwudi Chibueze’s deflected goal four minutes from time handed Thika United a massive advantage in the relegation and promotion play off against Ushuru as they beat the taxmen 2-1 at their Thika Stadium backyard.Thika will now need any kind of draw in the return leg in Narok on Sunday to retain their Premier League status. Thika went ahead through Saad Musa who had come on for Michael Mutinda while Ushuru restored parity in the second half through former AFC Leopards striker Mohammed Hassan. However, Chibueze ensured his side went ahead in the 85th minute.The play-off was scheduled by Football Kenya Federation just two days after the Sports Disputes Tribunal threw out Thika United’s petition challenging the game.They had gone back to the tribunal last evening seeking a review of the judgment but the same was yet again thrown out.On the pitch, Thika United were visibly jaded off especially after Training for just a day and coach Nicholas Muyoti admitted as much.Ushuru’s Fredrick kentile goes down under a challenge from Thika United’s Onwudi Chibueze while Said Tsuma looks on during a promotion play off at the Thika Stadium on December 21, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“As a coach it is very difficult when you play after training for one day. We had already gone for break and we just assembled yesterday. But I am happy with the boys and I thank God we managed to win possibly we can finish the job on Sunday,” Muyoti said after the match.Ushuru who finished third in the National Super League started off positively and had two chances in the opening 10 minutes.In the second minute, lanky striker Benson Amianda dribbled to the edge of the box from the middle of the pack but his eventual shot went awfully wide. Five minutes later, Barrack Odhiambo was put through by John Macharia, but his shot was weak going straight to Eliud Emase in goal.Thika were dealt a major blow in the 13th minute when midfielder Michael Mutinda picked up an ankle injury and was replaced by Saad Mussa.Thika United’s Christopher Oruchum vies for the ball with Ushuru’s Benson Amianda during the first leg of the relegation/promotion play off at the Thika Stadium on December 21, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMussa proved his worth with just 15 minutes on the pitch when he slapped the ball home from inside the box after Chibueze’ initial shot off a Eugene Mukangula cross was saved by the keeper.Chibueze almost doubled Thika’s lead two minutes later when he sprinted away on the left before cutting in to his favorite right foot but the effort was well saved by the Ushuru keeper at his near post.In the second half, Thika started well and Chibueze had another chance when he was put through by Mukangula at the edge of the box but his short skied.From then, it was Ushuru all the way and Thika defended with their lives.Thika keeper Emase was forced into a brilliant save in the 63rd minute, punching away with one hand a fierce Oscar Mbugua shot from an Amianda cross.Ushuru’s Barrack Odhiambo surges forward against Thika United’s Said Tsuma and Saad Musa at the Thika Stadium on December 21, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe introduction of Hassan for the ineffective Rosevelt Blaty paid dividends with the forward striking a superb left footer from 15 yards out after the Thika backline failed to clear a corner.Ushuru piled bodies upfront in search of the winner but were caught off against the run of play in the 86th minute, Mussa putting Chibueze through with the striker taking a first time shot that deflected off an Ushuru defender and into the net0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Mesut Ozil’s diffident personality and alarming habit of drifting to the periphery of matches proved a major problem for Wenger. Emery must decide whether he can drag more committed and consistent displays from the German playmaker. The 29-year-old signed a new £300,000 ($400,000) per-week three-year contract in January as Arsenal scrambled to hold on to one of their stars following Alexis Sanchez’s move to Manchester United. But the former Real Madrid midfielder continued to provide only occasional glimpses of the talent that persuaded Wenger to pay £42 million for him in 2013. Early reports suggest Emery, having reviewed video of Arsenal this season, may not have much faith in Ozil, preferring to build around the more robust Aaron Ramsey instead. With the gifted Henrikh Mkhitaryan already in place at the Emirates Stadium, Ozil should be on notice that his performances must improve if the World Cup winner is to avoid being swept away by Arsenal’s new broom.Plug Arsenal’s leaky defenceWenger neglected Arsenal’s defence in his final years at the Emirates and Emery inherits a ramshackle unit that crumbles at the first sign of pressure. They conceded 51 league goals this season — more than any other side in the top seven and only five fewer than bottom of the table West Bromwich Albion. Although Arsenal’s back four were let down by Wenger’s failure to drill his midfielders to properly protect them, they still made enough mistakes of their own to leave the demanding Emery surely convinced that new recruits are the only solution. Renowned for providing players with video analysis of their own performances, Emery will have enough material to fill an entire hard drive as he surveys footage of the leaky Arsenal defence over the past 10 months. With Laurent Koscielny set to miss the start of the season after ankle surgery, Emery will not want to be left with error-prone pair Shkodran Mustafi and Rob Holding as his first-choice centre-backs. The Gunners have already been linked with Borussia Dortmund centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos, while inconsistent Arsenal full-backs Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac could also do with a few of Emery’s rigorous defensive tutorials.Unite Aubameyang and LacazettePierre-Emerick Aubameyang made a blistering start to life with Arsenal following his club record £56 million move from Dortmund in January as the Gabon forward netted 10 times in 13 league games. Aubameyang’s impact was all the more striking given the travails of the man he usurped in the starting line-up. Although he scored 17 times in 39 appearances in all competitions, Alexandre Lacazette endured an underwhelming first season after his £46 million switch from Lyon. Where Aubameyang’s pace, movement and predatory instincts made an instant impact on a moribund Arsenal team, France international Lacazette allowed himself to be bullied out of games far too often. Now Emery will have to chose whether he wants to start with both in his attack. If not, it seems certain Aubameyang would lead the line, consigning Lacazette to the bench. Lacazette can point to a slightly more potent finish to the season as a sign he is beginning to adapt to the physical nature of English football. But, significantly, Aubameyang already has a strong connection with former Dortmund team-mate Mkhitaryan, who is likely to be tasked with supplying the chances for Arsenal’s strikers.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Unai Emery is Arsenal’s first new manager in 22 years © AFP/File / CHRISTOPHE SIMONLONDON, United Kingdom, May 23 – Unai Emery was appointed as Arsenal’s first new manager in 22 years on Wednesday. Here are three things the Spaniard must deal with to ensure a smooth transition from the Arsene Wenger era:Solve the Ozil conundrum
0Shares0000Double delight: Marcus Rahsford scored twice as Manchester United thrashed Chelsea 4-0 on Sunday © AFP / Oli SCARFFManchester, United Kingdom, Aug 11 – Marcus Rashford scored twice as Manchester United made the perfect start to their Premier League season by inflicting a 4-0 defeat on Frank Lampard in his first match in charge of Chelsea on Sunday.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were in need of a fast start to the campaign to erase memories of a terrible end to last season and got it. Rashford’s early penalty opened the scoring against the run of play, but three goals in 16 second-half minutes from Anthony Martial, Rashford and debutant Daniel James had Old Trafford in raptures.“We took risks but that’s the way here, you’ve got to go for it. It’s risk and reward and today we were rewarded,” said Solskjaer.Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka also impressed at the back on their debuts after United spent £130 million ($156 million) on the pair over the summer to shore up a defence that conceded 54 Premier League goals last season.“It is a great start for myself and the team. We rode our luck a bit first half but second we were much more ourselves,” said £80 million signing Maguire after his first game as the world’s most expensive defender.“We knew there were only two clean sheets last year here (at Old Trafford). We need to make it a fortress.”However, questions will be asked of Chelsea’s decision to let experienced defender David Luiz leave to join Arsenal earlier this week as the Blues struggled to contain the United counter-attacks despite dominating long spells.Lampard’s first team selection was a bold one as he put his faith in youth with Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount handed starts.Chelsea were banned from making new signings over the summer and Lampard also has a number of senior players out injured, but refused to make excuses.“The team we put out today was clearly competing in the game for long periods but we made four mistakes and they were clinical in the way they put them away,” said Lampard.“They are a counter-attacking team, it’s a big strength, they have pace, and if you give them opportunities they will counter. For massive parts of the game we didn’t allow them to do that. (There are) loads of lessons for us.”Chelsea started the better as Abraham smashed a shot from the edge of the box off the post, but the heart of Lampard’s defence always looked fragile.Kurt Zouma had already gotten away with gifting possession to Martial on the edge of his own box as the Frenchman shot weakly into the arms of Kepa Arrizabalaga before he was turned easily by Rashford and hauled the England striker to the ground.– Pogba the provider –Marcus Rashford scored Manchester United’s opener from the penalty spot after Kurt Zouma’s foul © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFRashford dusted himself off to blast the penalty high past Kepa to open the scoring.United needed David de Gea to recover his best form as he made fine saves from Ross Barkley and Emerson Palmieri, while the Italian international also blasted off the inside of the post. But at the other end, Rashford and Martial provided the clinical touch to kill the game off in the space of 60 seconds that Chelsea lacked.Martial bundled the ball home at the far post from Andreas Pereira’s cross and Paul Pogba then played provider with a brilliant ball over the top for Rashford to burst in behind before coolly slotting past Kepa.Pogba was the creator again for the fourth as the Frenchman played a one-two with Rashford and powered through the Chelsea defence before laying off to James, who got the benefit of a big deflection to find the bottom corner.“We’re fitter, we’re stronger, you can see that second half we are more than capable of lasting games,” added Solskjaer.“We’ve had six good weeks, but it’s still work in progress. We are not anywhere near the finished article.”0Shares0000(Visited 18 times, 1 visits today)
The Pac-10 led the way with six teams in the preseason poll. The Big 12 and Big East both had four teams, while the Atlantic Coast Conference and Southeastern Conference had three each. ETC.: Oklahoma claims the NCAA infractions committee unfairly took previous violations by the men’s basketball team into consideration when it stripped the Sooners’ football team of eight wins from the 2005 season. In an 11-page rebuttal to the infractions committee, the university claims an NCAA subcommittee came up with new “aggravating factors” that didn’t exist at the time of Oklahoma’s violations and used them to erase all eight of the Sooners’ wins from their Holiday Bowl season two years ago. It was the latest development in Oklahoma’s ongoing appeal to regain its 2005 victories and get a “failure to monitor” finding overturned in the case involving extra payments to former quarterback Rhett Bomar and former lineman J.D. Quinn by a Norman car dealership. … Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Curlin is up for sale, with a new group of more than 400 owners interested in a payday for the top thoroughbred in the nation. Details haven’t been worked out about where and when the likely Horse of the Year will go on the block, but lawyers involved with the horse’s owners said it could be soon. That’s good news for 418 people awarded the rights to a 20 percent stake in Curlin as part of a lawsuit against two of the colt’s original owners. A state judge awarded the ownership stake to the 418 plaintiffs to help settle a $42 million judgment against attorneys Shirley Cunningham Jr. and William Gallion, who own a minority stake in Curlin. The money from the sale could help many of the plaintiffs pay off medical bills stemming from problems with the diet drug fen-phen. Judge William Wehr on Thursday awarded the stake in Curlin to the group that successfully sued Cunningham, Gallion and another attorney, Melbourne Mills Jr., who doesn’t have a stake in the horse. The plaintiffs accused the three lawyers of bilking them of funds from a $200 million settlement involving the diet drug fen-phen. Lisa Leslie scored 19 points in her second game back with the U.S. national team after the birth of her first child, leading the squad to a 90-74 exhibition victory at Connecticut. Horse racing Boxing Rau’shee Warren reached the flyweight semifinals of the World Boxing Championships in Chicago with a 26-13 win over Azerbaijan’s Samir Mammadov. Warren was joined in the finals by teammate Demetrius Andrade, who defeated Turkey’s Adem Kilicci, 22-6, in a welterweight semifinal. Lindsay Davenport (Chadwick School) advanced to the Bell Challenge semifinals in Quebec City, beating France’s Stephanie Foretz, 6-4, 6-0. Davenport will face second-seeded Vera Zvonareva of Russia in the semifinals today. American qualifier Julie Ditty beat Long Beach teenager Vania King, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, and Julia Vakulenko of Ukraine also advanced. ETC.: Rafael Nadal beat Mikhail Youzhny, 6-4, 6-2, to reach a Paris Masters semifinal against Marcos Baghdatis, who advanced by beating Tommy Robredo, 6-4, 6-4. David Nalbandian and Richard Gasquet will meet in the other semifinal. Two doctors who doled out illegal steroids and human growth hormone prescriptions to perhaps thousands of people were sentenced. Ana Maria Santi, 69, and Victor Mariani, 73, both of New York, pleaded guilty in federal court earlier this year to charges they were paid by New Jersey businessman Daniel McGlone to write medically unnecessary prescriptions for customers they had never met or examined. Santi received one to two years in prison and a year of home confinement. Mariani received a year of home confinement. Finland’s Laura Lepisto won the women’s short program in Skate Canada, finishing with 59.18 points in Quebec City. American Emily Hughes, ninth in the 2007 world championships, was second at 58.72, and 17-year-old Japanese skater Mao Asada was third at 58.08. The free skate is today. In the men’s short program, France’s Brian Joubert topped the leaderboard at 78.05, and countryman Yannick Ponsero was second at 67.09. American Scott Smith was eighth at 56.09. Brian Ching and Brad Davis led host Houston to the MLS Western Conference final, scoring in overtime after the Dynamo beat FC Dallas, 2-1, in regulation to tie the two-game, total-goals series. ETC.: Logan Tom scored a team-high 13 points, including three blocks, as the United States defeated Peru, 25-23, 25-14, 25-19, on the opening day of the Women’s World Cup in Hamamatsu, Japan. Tennis Jurisprudence Figure skating Miscellany 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Three starters, including junior center Tyler Hansbrough, are among eight contributors back from that team. North Carolina received 29 first-place votes and 1,728 points from the national media panel. UCLA, which has four starters back from its Final Four team, was No. 1 on 24 ballots and had 1,710 points. Memphis got 18 first-place votes and 1,680 points. Kansas was fourth and Georgetown, which drew the only other first-place vote, was fifth, followed by Louisville, Tennessee, Michigan State, Indiana and Washington State. Marquette was 11th followed by Oregon, Duke, Gonzaga, Texas, Texas A&M, Arizona, USC, Arkansas and Kentucky. The last five ranked teams were North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Stanford, Southern Illinois and Kansas State. From news services North Carolina is back in its familiar preseason spot – No. 1. For the sixth time since The Associated Press started a preseason college basketball poll in 1961, the Tar Heels were ranked No. 1 Friday. They beat out UCLA and Memphis in a three-way race for the top spot. The Tar Heels ended last season with a 96-84 overtime loss to Georgetown in the regional final.
THE RNLI rescued four people off the coast of Killybegs yesterday.Their fishing boat had broken down in rough conditions after setting off on a fishing trip.The Bundoran RNLI lifeboat brought the vessel and four people to safety, assisted by the Coastguard rescue helicopter. KILLYBEGS FISHING CREW RESCUED was last modified: September 19th, 2011 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:Killybegs
BY EMMET RUSHE: This week marks the beginning of “Enterprising Donegal Business Week 2015”.I will be presenting this Friday the 27th , along with Susan Hayes and Deirdre Mc Glone, and my talk will be about how your health is vital to your success in your business. Registration is at 9am and the presentations will run from 9:30 until 12pm.This week’s article will focus on how your food choices can help you in your business and help your bottom line. “Adequate nutrition can raise your productivity levels by 20% on average.” – WHOBefore we even start to look at the effects that a poor diet can have on our health and our waistlines, we will first look at how our food choices will affect our concentration levels and more importantly, our productivity.The brain’s preferred fuel source is glucose.Glucose is our fuel, keeping our brains awake and alert. So at all times, we have a certain glucose level in our blood.The most important point to note here is that we are in full control of how we release glucose to our blood and our brains.Certain foods release glucose quickly, whilst others do so more slowly, yet sustainably.Brain researcher Leigh Gibson found this to be optimal:“The brain works best with about 25 grams of glucose circulating in the blood stream — about the amount found in a banana.” However our dietary choices can really impact on how we get the glucose into our bloodstream.Quick release carbohydrates, like donuts, chocolate high sugar cereals and fizzy drinks will all release glucose into our bloodstream.This will give us a quick ‘high’ of alertness, but this is very quickly followed by a ‘crash’ and our glucose level will drop rapidly, leaving you unfocused and easy to distract.What do we do then? We reach for whatever will get our blood sugars and our concentration levels back to where they were, and FAST!The food of choice is usually the types of food that caused our initial ‘high’ and ‘crash’ in the first place.So throughout the course of a day, we are getting peaks and troughs of blood sugar and concentration.This is a disaster for our health and our productivity.Another factor with this type of eating is the hormonal effect it has on our system.Leptin is a hormone that signals to the brain that we are full and to stop eating.Whole foods, like oats which give a slow release of energy throughout the day, keep Leptin levels stable, and therefore we do not feel the need to snack shortly after eating.High sugary foods do not have the same effect, 1-2 hours after eating these types of foods, we will inevitably get the ‘crash’ and our body will get a false sense of hunger and we will be looking for food again.Hunger can also lead to poor decision making and this along with poor concentration levels can have a serious effect on our bottom line.So much so, that it is currently costing American businesses $100 Billion dollars per year in productivity.Our productivity isn’t the only thing to suffer because of this.Our health is taking a beating at the same time.We are in the middle of an obesity epidemic, and endless business lunches and midday carvery dinners isn’t helping matters when it comes to busy entrepreneurs.So what can we do?These tips will help get things back on track;Eat breakfast every day.Have protein with every meal.Avoid heavily processed foods.Snack on fruit and nuts and avoid sugary snacks.Use smaller plates to avoid over eating.Exercise at least 3-4 times per week.Once your physical and mental health is in check, your productivity and your bottom line will take care of itself.#TrainSmartTo keep up to date with fitness and nutrition tips, be sure to follow me through the link below. #TrainSmarthttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: HEALTH IS VITAL TO BUSINESS SUCCESS was last modified: March 22nd, 2015 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:Businessemmetfitness columnhealthrushe
Local magician Dylan Murray has been awarded two top awards at the International Runway Achievers And Recognition Awards in Dublin. The Rosses man took home top prizes in the ‘Magician Of The Year Award 2019’ category and also won the ‘Viral Video Of The Year Award’ at a red carpet event in the capital on Sunday. Speaking after winning the awards, Murray said: “I want to say a massive thank you to every one of you for taking the time to vote for me in the competition.“It’s very much appreciated and to all my followers for all of your continued support in my career going forward!”Local magician takes home two top prizes at International Awards in Dublin was last modified: March 27th, 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)