Kemal Malcolm’s most productive goalscoring form in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) could land him a much coveted contract with a foreign club.The Arnett Gardens representative, who has so far scored 10 goals this season to be third on the goalscoring table behind leaders Dino Williams with 14 and Cory Burke 12, is being eyed by Salvadorean First Division club Pasaquina.”There is an offer coming for me but nothing is sealed yet. My focus is with Arnett Gardens now, but when I put pen to paper with any other team, then I can say whatever,” the former St George’s College Manning Cup star confirmed with The Gleaner on Sunday.Then, he netted the winner for his team in a 2-1 success over Waterhouse in the Red Stripe Premier League.For Malcolm, who had a short spell on the US College circuit after leaving St George’s, this opportunity will represent the realisation of a dream.”It is a wonderful feeling. I am overwhelmed because as a youngster, my aim was always to play professionally overseas, so to get an offer to play overseas makes me very grateful and very happy. That shows that something is going on with me, that I am doing something good,” the lightning-quick attacker said.The opportunity, Malcolm said, was facilitated by his former teammate, McKaully Tulloch.”This opportunity came about because of my friend, McKaully Tulloch. He hooked me up with his agent and the agent made some clippings of me with the goals that I have scored so far this season, and a few teams were interested. Pasaquina was one of them,” he explained.Malcolm said he is satisfied with what Pasaquina has put on the table, but the only stumbling block to this move could be the value placed on him by Arnett Gardens.”I think Arnett Gardens will want something for me, and that is where the problem is going to be if there will be one. Because of the fact that I am scoring frequently now, they would not want to let me go,” he reasoned.With the Salvadorean league set to kick off in the middle of this month, Malcolm is hoping that things are sorted out quickly.
Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, called on the private sector to play a more critical role in mitigation efforts as the world continues to grapple with climate change and global warming phenomena.Minister of State, Joseph HarmonThe minister, who was at the time addressing participants at the closing of the Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership Capacity Building Training Seminar of the Development and Implementation of Nationally Appropriate Climate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), which was held at the Marriott Hotel, said on Friday that the private sector must be a strong leader in these efforts, even as it is Government’s responsibility to play a coordinating role.“This NAMA has come as the Government of Guyana seeks to translate the President’s vision of a ‘green’ economy into clear, realistic strategies, plans and actions for implementation.” This, he said, will require wide stakeholder participation and engagements beyond government ministries and agencies if Guyana are to successfully achieve the status of a ‘green’ state.“Your continued involvement and participation throughout the process is demonstrative evidence of this commitment by all of you. Climate mitigation actions require strong leadership of the private sector beyond management of your own climate exposure. This can be done, of course, through climate proofing private sector investments towards providing solutions through emerging business opportunities and helping others to reduce their climate risks and supporting Government‘s mitigation policies,” Minister Harmon said.The Minister of State noted that seminars and activities such as these also underscore the need for the involvement of all the government ministries, particularly the Ministry of Business which now has to be more integrally involved in the climate change discourse nationally.Previously, he added that it was felt that only some government ministries or agencies were involved in this discourse and, therefore, the full responsibility for widening it fell on them, but now it is being broadened: “We are going to ensure that the Ministry of Business becomes more integrally involved in this process. As you look forward to the next steps in preparing our NAMAs, I challenge you to be ambitious yet realistic. I challenge you to make innovative recommendations that are transformative mitigation actions, that are not restricted to REDD+ initiatives but rather a cross-sectoral approach within the context of our national capacity and circumstances.”He noted that it is the responsibility of every ‘right thinking’ and responsible Guyanese to do what they can to assist in crafting a nation built on sustainable development.“As the Government, as the private sector, as the facilitators we have to ensure that the NAMAs are embedded in our national development policies and within existing institutional frameworks. This must not be just words, or a statement, but a firm commitment on the part of all of us to ensure that these policies are embedded.The development of Guyana is the responsibility of all of us and therefore our attitude to the green economy, our attitude to climate change must reflect that responsibility from all of us,” he said. Head of the Office of Climate Change, Janelle Christian, in an invited comment said that the unit has been playing a central role in these initiatives and the seminar is just the beginning of the work which must be done to formulate the NAMAs.Participants included staff from various ministries, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the University of Guyana and representatives from various international organisations.
0Shares0000Members of Iran’s World Cup team train outside Moscow © AFP / Alexander NEMENOVNEW YORK, United States, Jun 11 – US sporting goods giant Nike confirmed Monday it had stopped supplying Iran’s football team with boots ahead of the World Cup due to sanctions.A statement from Nike said the company was forbidden from supplying kit to the Iranian team as it prepares for its opening World Cup game. “US sanctions mean that, as a US company, Nike cannot supply shoes to players in the Iranian National team at this time,” Nike said.“Sanctions applicable to NIKE have been in place for many years and are enforceable by law.”An ESPN report from Moscow said the Nike decision had left Iranian football officials baffled, noting that the US company had supplied the team at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil when similar sanctions were in effect.Iran coach Carlos Queiroz expressed frustration at the decision.“Players get used to their sports equipment, and it’s not right to change them a week before such important matches,” ESPN quoted Queiroz as saying.The ESPN report said Iran’s players had responded to the decision by asking non-Iranian players on their club teams to loan them boots, while others had bought their own from stores.The Nike moves comes at a time of tense relations between Washington and Tehran, with President Donald Trump last month pulling out of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement and re-imposing sanctions it had previously waived.Iran kick off their World Cup campaign on Friday with a Group B clash against Morocco.Queiroz’s side also face Spain and Portugal in the first phase.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Step aside Frank, there’s a new Ribery on the block!Check out this quality strike from the French star’s brother, Steeven, for the Bayern Munich reserves.Wunderbar!
When the love of his life turned up dead in his Reseda home, Mark Allen Steffen stuffed her in a box, locked it in a shed and got on with his life. The 58-year-old part-time auto repossessor, on trial charged with murdering his girlfriend, Dina Canale, admitted as much before his defense rested Monday. He agreed he’d slapped her around. He acknowledged he’d lied to police when they asked where the 37-year-old mother of three had gone. Steffen even said he’d invited an old flame over for a barbecue next to the shed – where Canale’s corpse sat rotting. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champBut stashing the body until he could find the right place to bury her was all he admitted. He didn’t kill her, he said. “What I did wasn’t reasonable at all,” he testified. “It was a very bad decision on my part.” After his testimony, the two sides gave closing arguments in Van Nuys Superior Court, and the jury began deliberating. If convicted of second-degree murder, he faces a possible life sentence. Steffen and Canale were dating for a few months when Canale went missing Aug. 12, 2006. He told a friend they argued, he kicked her out and she vanished. The next time he saw her, he testified, she turned up mysteriously dead in his house. Steffen, a gray-bearded, pony-tailed man who sat placidly through most of the four-day trial, said he wanted to preserve her body for burial on land he planned to buy in Washington state. So he placed her in a box and stored her in a shed behind his Lindley Avenue home until he could make appropriate plans. Jon Anderson, Steffen’s sometime boss and alleged drug dealer who introduced him to Canale, dropped by about two weeks after her disappearance and smelled a strong odor wafting from the shed. Since he had previously noticed a cut on Steffen’s arm and saw that Canale was still missing, he wanted answers. “Are you doing some O.J. (stuff) in there?” Anderson asked him, according to testimony. Steffen told him the smell was probably a dead opossum and changed the subject. Soon after, he headed north on what he said was a pre-planned trip. Eventually, his brother alerted police that something was terribly wrong. On Sept. 21, 2006, officers cracked the lock and discovered Canale’s skeleton. Cops caught up with Steffen in Port Orchard, Wash., about a week later, arresting him on suspicion of murder. The body was so badly decomposed, investigators couldn’t determine how she died. Deputy Public Defender Alan Budde seized on the lack of a cause of death, saying prosecutor Jane Winston had not proved his client murdered Canale. “Hiding the body is offensive, we know that,” he said in his closing argument. “It’s nasty and offensive, but it doesn’t solve the case.” Winston acknowledged she couldn’t prove Steffen beat Canale to death, but said his string of lies on the stand and to investigators showed his story didn’t hold up. “Probably the most bizarre story ever heard,” she noted in her closing. “He is not a 17-year-old with poor judgment. He has been around. He knows you don’t put a body in a box, in a shed, in the summer, in the Valley.” As jurors began deliberating, Canale’s sister-in-law Joanna Lampert wiped away tears. Canale had a drinking problem, she said, and had run into hard times. But even with all her troubles, she was still a doting mother and beloved part of the family. The day before she disappeared, she celebrated her 6-year-old son’s birthday with her kids and talked about kicking her drinking habit. She hoped to turn things around. “It’s a horrible disease, but plenty of people have trouble with alcohol,” Lampert said. “She didn’t deserve to die like this.” UPDATED Tuesday, 12/18, 4:21 p.m.Jurors found Steffen guilty of murder Tuesday morning. For the full story, click here.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 MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Cats coach Alvin Thomas said he had hoped for a more convincing victory against a struggling team like Ramona. “Being a young team, we play down to the level of the team we’re playing,” he said. “Then, we’re worse at home than on the road. Their boyfriends are in the stands, their families are here. It’s their nerves.” Because scoring was about as scarce as the fans in the stands, Kaiser’s 12-0 run in the second quarter gave the Cats a 21-13 lead that was too much for Ramona to overcome. Ramona didn’t get past 21 points until the fourth quarter en route to its 36-point total. In an earlier meeting this season, Kaiser held Ramona to 35 points. Still, the nine-point victory margin was too close for Thomas’ liking. FONTANA – Riverside Ramona coach George Moyer didn’t mind when he mistakenly called a full timeout instead of the 30-second version. “I’ll take the rest,” he said loudly in the direction of the scorer’s table. “I’m tired.” “We’ve done a lot better against competition at a higher level,” he said. “If we get ourselves together, our capabilities are there to play at that level.” To their credit, three of Kaiser’s players gathered around afterward and said they could do better. “We didn’t come out to play in the first half,” junior Kashima Patridge said. Kadie Sinohui and Ashli Williams led Kaiser with 12 points each, and freshman Arielle George added 11. The only scoring threat for Ramona was Lameshia Funches, who had 24 points, accounting for two-thirds of the Rams’ total. Ramona didn’t manage to score in double-digits in any of the first three quarters. “If they can play well together and play tough, they’re winners whether they actually won in reality or not,” Thomas said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! His lack of enthusiasm undoubtedly came from Ramona’s weak offensive attack, which Kaiser happily took advantage of in a 45-36 victory Thursday night. Kaiser (6-10, 1-1 Sunkist League), a young team that starts two freshmen, two sophomores and a junior, didn’t look particularly sharp. But Ramona (1-13, 0-2) looked worse, often just heaving the ball in the direction of the basket without actually shooting.
FEATURES: Tractor Pulling is back at The 24th Annual Finn Valley Agricultural Show which will be held on The Russell Bros. Farm, Kilcadden, Killygordon Co. Donegal on Saturday 25th June.They’ll have the usual Cattle, Sheep, Poultry, Domestic, Horse and Pony Classes along with the Fast and the Furious Donkey Derby with a twist! Also new to this years show will include Registered Showjumping to make this years show the biggest yet!!Don’t miss it, it’s going to be spectacular!FAST AND THE FURIOUS DONKEY DERBY AT THE FINN VALLEY AGRICULTURAL SHOW was last modified: June 10th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FeaturesFINN VALLEY AGRICULTURAL SHOWnews
Raphoe Notes:Donegal Youth Service Community Employment ProjectVacancy: Youth Support WorkerLocation: Raphoe Family Resource Centre19.5 hours per weekApplicants must be eligible for Community Employment (terms / conditions apply – general rule 21 years old and 1 year unemployed). Contact your local Intreo/DSP Office for confirmation. For further details or application form, contact: Lee Stephenson 074 – 91 29630 or send C.V. (with PPS Number and Date of Birth) to Lee Stephenson, CE Supervisor, Donegal Youth Service, 16-18 Port Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.Email; firstname.lastname@example.org or call in to Raphoe Family Resource Centre, Volt House, The Diamond, Raphoe. Tel: 0749145796Raphoe Boxing ClubBest wishes to boxers Liam McMonagle, Eoin McGarrell, Tom Doherty and their coaches Gary McCullagh and Gerard Keaveney who travel to Dublin for the next 3 weekends to compete in the National Senior Cadet championships. Good Luck to all from everyone at the club. Sincere thanks go to Stephen Martin for his excellent paint work at the Boxing Club and to Marin Laird and all the Raphoe Tidy Towns for all the work they do inside and outside the boxing club, as it is greatly appreciated by all.Best wishes for every success goes to Raphoe’s club secretary, Peter O’Donnell, who has been appointed as National Team Manage for the forthcoming European Schoolboy Championships that take place in Valcea, Romania from 16th to 27th July. Another great honour for the long serving Donegal County Board President, best wishes.St Columba’s Conference SVP RaphoeWould you like to bake or donate cakes, scones, pastries etc for a Coffee morning & Cake Sale later this year probably around Halloween in aid of our local SVP Conference? If you can help please give your name to Catherine Laird 0877629686 or Bernadette Gallagher 0876819148. Please help us to help others. Thank You. Raphoe SVP Conference.Raphoe Tidy Towns Vacancies:The Tidy towns will have the following vacancies for the next C.E Project due to commence in September. 4 General Environmental workers, 1 Caretaker/cleaner & 1 Secretarial/ Accounts Administrator. For an application form please contact the Supervisor on 0879473527 or 9145692. Vacancies open to male and female applicants. DSP eligibility criteria for community employment applies for all posts. Thank You.Raphoe Tidy Towns Local History ProjectHave you any old photos of Raphoe & District? We are particularly interested in photos of community or church events, farming, local people & characters, schooldays, sports days or indeed any other photographs of interest. All original photos will be scanned or copied and the original returned. All those donating photos will be acknowledged.Donations may be left for the attention of Martin or Hilary in the Tidy Towns office at the Volt House. Tel 9145692. 50-50 Bonus BallThe winner of the jackpot was Patsy O Hagan, winning number was 37. Congratulations to Patsy!! To enter the next Bonus Ball Draw please call into the Family Resource Centre in The Volt House before Saturday of each week. Good luck!Donegal YMCA Step 2017 – 18 Programme RecruitmentYMCA’s Support, Training and Enterprise Programme (STEP) in Letterkenny is currently recruiting for their September 2017 to June 2018 programme. The 47 week full-time programme offers a full FETAC/QQI Level 4 major award in Employment Skills. There are components in Communications, Work Experience, Career Planning, Customer Service, Information Technology, Computer Applications, Functional Maths, Understanding Inter-culturalism and Team Working. There are also two work placement components totalling 6 weeks within the course. The aim of the programme is to support participants in gaining employment or accessing further education. The programme is primarily aimed at early school leavers who are unemployed and between the ages of 17-25 years, having left school at least 6 months previously.Participants receive the equivalent of SOLAS training allowances and also receive a transport & meal allowance. The course is funded by the Department of Education and Skills and the European Social Fund. For further information and application forms please contact Stewart on 0868395954 or phone the centre 074-9161485. You can also email us at email@example.com.Convoy Ulster Scots Summer SchemeThe Summer scheme for 2017 will take place on 31st July – 4 th August 2017 in Convoy Orange Hall for ages 5 – 12 (must be at school) from 10am – 3pm. Cost €30. If interested contact 00447851410686 or 0872620589 Raphoe Friday ClubThe Friday Club meets every Friday morning in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am-12.30. We would like more in our community to come along and be a part of the Group. There will be events organised over the summer so come along and join in the craic!Refreshments are also provided. Transport is available on Friday mornings and if you require this please phone 0749145462 and arrange.Raphoe Tidy Towns NewsRe-cycling of cans and glass in Raphoe.The Tidy Towns wish to inform members of the public that the glass and can recycling facilities which are located at Raphoe Hardware, Lifford Road, Raphoe must be kept tidy at all times. Please do not leave rubbish or broken glass at the recycling bins. Please respect this community facility. Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 8.30am – 5.30pm.A sincere thank you to the all concerned in the Tidy Towns Committee, the Tidy Towns Community Employment Project, the rural scheme staff member & the Tidy Towns volunteers for all their hard work at present. The town is looking well despite the recent inclement weather. Thanks also to all the various resident’s associations, businesses, churches and schools and the general public for all their support for the good of our town. Judging in the National Tidy Towns is ongoing at present and continues usually until mid-August every year.Thank You.Raphoe Notes: Family Resource Centre require Youth Support Worker was last modified: July 14th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:RaphoeRaphoe Family Resource Centre
The Government has today agreed to address the state pension changes of 2012 that caused up to 42,000 people to lose out on full payments. A change to pensions calculations was implemented in 2012 that caused pensioners, mostly women who had taken time out of paid work, to miss out on up to €35 per week in their pensions.In a new system announced today, new Total Contributions Approach will calculate pensions based on all contributions made over a working career. From Autumn 2018 the Department of Welfare will invite over 40,000 pensioners, currently assessed under the 2012 rate band changes, to have their pensions recalculated. The move was welcomed by Donegal Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher. He said these changes being introduced by the Government will benefit hundreds of Donegal pensioners who are in receipt of a lesser pension since 2012.“The changes brought in in 2012 severely disadvantaged thousands of pensions in Donegal and over 40,000 pensioners nationwide,” Pat the Cope said.He added that the Government announced significant improvements to pension calculations for post-2012 pensioners with contribution gaps for homemaking and caring who were assessed under the pension rate band changes in 2012. The changes introduced today are: A Total Contributions Approach (TCA) including a new ‘Home Caring Credit’ of up to 20 years will address anomalies from the yearly averaging systemOver 40,000 pensioners assessed under the 2012 rate band changes will be contacted from Autumn 2018 and invited to have their pensions reviewedPensioners who qualified after 2012 will receive the higher of their current rate or the new TCA rateHigher rates will commence from 30th March 2018First payments at these higher rates and any arrears payable from 30th March 2018 will be made in Q1 2019From now until the full implementation of the TCA, this option will be available to all new pension applicantsPat the Cope stated: “These changes would not be introduced only for the massive pressure the Government were put under on this issue – it is essential now that these changes are implemented without delay and the transition to the new rate is seamless and that no one is left in any financial difficulty due to the changes. “The Government must ensure that a full reimbursement is carried out for every recipient that was left disadvantaged due to the rule changes in 2012. I am delighted that this problem which was created by a previous Fine Gael Government is now at long last being corrected. “ Hundreds of Donegal pensioners to benefit from 2012 anomaly corrections was last modified: January 23rd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagherpensions
The St. Bernard’s girls rediscovered their form and improved to 4-0 in the Little 4 with a softball doubleheader sweep over South Fork in Eureka Wednesday.The two games were moved forward due to the expected rain this weekend with the Crusaders winning 21-0 and 17-6.Ally Del Grande pitched the win in the opener, holding the visitors to two hits, while at the plate Salina Socha-Wright was 4-for-5 with four RBIs.Teammate Josie Peterson also had a big game, finishing with two hits and five …