The living conditions of residents in Mocha, East Bank Demerara, are expected to improve as measures to draft a community development plan have been undertaken. Operatives of Ministries and other government agencies met with Minister of State Joseph Harmon to “discuss a multi-stakeholder approach towards the completion of a developmental plan for the Mocha/Arcadia Community”.This meeting comes on the heels of one earlier in this month, where residents of Mocha along with their Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) chairman, complained of the many hardships which they faced. At that time, Minister Harmon promised that a meeting will be held with the aim of coordinating works where the issues affecting residents could be addressed.Minister of State, Joseph HarmonHarmon speaking on the agenda for the draft community plan for Mocha, highlighted that projects should be extracted from plans catered for in the budget. The minister also noted that the community was “challenged by land distribution and land use issues”, electricity, water woes, and dilapidated roads. However, it was pointed out that the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission is currently addressing the issues associated with land distribution.Chief Executive Officer of Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) Dr Van West Charles said a group from Barnwell, Mocha/Arcadia had approached the company some months ago and raised concerns over potable water. Dr Charles explained that the water company is currently installing new pipelines.“We can take a close look at any resident, who is having difficulty and try to address them because we’re trying to interconnect the system so even the well at Providence would be able to supply them, shortly” the GWI CEO noted.National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) CEO Frederick Flatts, one of the other stakeholders present, opined that the Agriculture Ministry has embarked on a “comprehensive drainage and irrigation plan” for Mocha/Arcadia since July 2015.He noted that 18 miles of dam has been bulldosed and 20 miles of drainage cleared. Flatts commented that there are plans to utilise the Caricom Development Fund and the 2016 National Budget to commence the works from 2017.One resident, Wilson, only name provided, said that he moved into Mocha in 1994 and that the communities north of Barnwell North and at Prosperity currently have no electricity.
0Shares0000Francis ‘Thaish’ Thairu with his fans.NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 31 – Kawangware United veteran striker Francis ‘Thaish’ Thairu hopes to uplift aspiring young stars in the Dagoretti based club through full time coaching.Thairu, who has a wealth of experience after featuring for Nairobi City Stars when they were in the Kenyan Premier League for a decade, has urged his charges not to downplay themselves by playing in the grass root but instead to believe in their dreams. “It is time for the upcoming players at the grass root to claim their place in football. There is raw talent at the community level and with proper guidance these young players could play in some of the biggest leagues abroad. They just have to push themselves more and focus on improving their skills,” the 39-year-old lanky dreaded star advised.Thairu, who played a role of player-coach to guide Kawangware United to a historic feat following their triumph in the 2017 Sportpesa Super 8 Premier League where they defied all odds to win the prestigious grass root championship taking home Sh1m, hanged his boots after an illustrious career spanning 20 years.Thairu (R) in action during their SportPesa grass root Premier League Games.Having started playing football at a tender age in the dusty grounds of Ndararua Primary School, Thairu believes that footballers in that area that has produced some of the Kenyan internationals like former Kenya Breweries (Tusker FC) captain Edward ‘Desh’ Karanja, have what it takes to represent the country at the world stage only if they focus more on developing their inborn talent.The veteran center forward says his determination and self-drive despite his humble beginning is what steered him to play in the Kenyan Premier League while turning out for Kawangware United before it was transformed to World Hope FC and later Nairobi City Stars FC.“My time in competitive football has elapsed and it time to let others enjoy fruits of the good game. I am now focusing on transferring what I have learned all those years to others through coaching,” Thairu, who was part of the 60 local coaches who underwent the through the first edition of the Arsenal Training Clinic said.Thairu’s wealth of experience played out once more as he scored 21 goals to tie with Sam Lemashon of NYSA on top of the scoring ranks in the just concluded Super 8 League.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
MOVILLE’S Minor Ladies were seconds away from an Ulster final today – but lost out on a last gasp goal.The County Donegal champions were looking good for a win against Cavan champions Eastern Gaels after a closely fought encounter in Moville.Both sides started poorly in tough conditions at Carrick with wind, rain and hail howling about the pitch. It was the 18th minute before there was a score, the visitors scoring a goal.Both sides exchanged points before Aisling McGuinness found the net for the Donegal champions and the sides went in with Eastern Gaels ahead 1-02 to 1-01 at the break and Moville looking forward to a second half with the wind advantage.Moville went at their work quickly and won a penalty; only for the chance to be missed. But the girls in blue stuck at it, added a point before Kathy McLaughlin did find the net to give her side a 2-03 to 1-03 lead.Eastern Gaels then had a player sin-binned for a poor challenge but it was they who struck next, forcing home a penalty to level the game. Nicole Gordon pointed and when another one followed, Moville found themselves two points ahead with eight minutes left on the clock.Moville held their own, Eastern Gaels taking a point – and with time ticking into the last minute, it looked like that would do.But with the last kick of the game in injury time, the visitors found the net.Final score was Moville 2-05, Eastern Gaels, 3-04.It was a cruel end for the Donegal champions who deserved more from the effort they put in; but they can still be proud of their achievements this year. LADIES FOOTBALL: HEARTACHE FOR MOVILLE MINORS AS THEY SUFFER LAST GASP DEFEAT was last modified: December 7th, 2014 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:Eastern GaelsMoville Minors
Arsenal manager Unai Emery said Danny Welbeck’s injury affected his players as he waits on further news of the player’s condition.The forward was stretchered off in the first half during the club’s 0-0 draw with Sporting Lisbon and taken to hospital. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? ADVICE MONEY huge blow Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 2 Some of Welbeck’s team-mates looked visibly shaken at the extent of his distress and the player even received oxygen at one point.Emery admitted the mood in the changing room was sombre at half-time: “Every player on the pitch looks at this injury. The first thought in your mind is for the player.“Then I think the players were concentrated on the match, we forgot in the next minutes the injury, but the first thing after the match was to ask for him. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions shining RANKED It looks like Welbeck has broken his ankle, with Unai Emery calling it ‘the worst news’ REPLY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ “This is the worst news tonight,” Emery said afterwards. “We think it’s serious. He was working well, doing a good match. He had chances.“His injury also affected the mentality of the players. They saw it was a big injury. When you are playing football, playing competitive matches, it can happen. We don’t want that but this is our profession.” REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 2 Welbeck was hurt in the 25th minute when he jumped for a header and landed badly on his right ankle. He received oxygen and had his leg in a protective brace as he was taken off the pitch, with up medical staff surrounding him as he received treatment. REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won BEST OF Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Emery said: “Every injury is different. He has broken something in his ankle. It is a different injury than another.”The goalless draw secured Arsenal a place in the last 32, but afterwards Alex Iwobi acknowledged how difficult it was mentally.“It’s very challenging mentally,” he said. “But sometimes it comes in the game and there’s been a lot of injuries, and unfortunately for Danny he’s had a few so we’re going to wish him the best.“Both sets of teams were mentally challenged and we were able to continue with the game, but like I said, we wish him all the best and we will keep on encouraging and motivating him to get back.” Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card We think it’s serious Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade no dice Popular In Football
BREAKING NEWS: Strathclyde Police is investigating a suspicious package which has been found at Celtic Park.BBC Scotland says that the package was discovered at the club’s stadium on Thursday morning.The incident follows the arrest of two men in Ayrshire by police probing parcel bombs sent to manager Neil Lennon, two high-profile fans and a republican group. Lennon was also the target of an assault during his side’s 3-0 win over Hearts and Tyncastle last night.Hundreds of Hoops fans from Donegal will be in Glasgow this weekend for the final day of the SPL.Celtic play Motherwell at Parkhead.BREAKING NEWS: SUSPECT DEVICE FOUND AT CELTIC PARK was last modified: May 12th, 2011 by gregShare 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)
Rory Gallagher’s side will play Fermanagh or Antrim in the quarter finalDONEGAL have avoided the preliminary round in next year’s Ulster championship.They will play the winners of that preliminary round – Antrim v Fermanagh – after tonight’s live draw on RTE.If they win their quarter final they will play the winners of Down and Monaghan in a semi-final. Kerry legend and pundit Pat Spillane said he believed Donegal would be happy with the draw.“It’s still the most competitive draw in the championship,” said Spillane.“And it’s still the most entertaining. I think Donegal will be happy with that draw.”He predicted a Tyrone-Donegal Ulster final. DONEGAL TO PLAY ANTRIM OR FERMANAGH IN ULSTER was last modified: October 15th, 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:donegalUlster draw
Damages of €96,000 each has been awarded by the High Court to two directors of a waterbus service operating in Donegal Bay after finding that they were defamed in articles in a local newspaper.Mr Justice Paul McDermott said Daniel Ward and Sean Quinn were entitled to the awards against the Donegal Times Ltd, The Diamond, Donegal town and its editor, Liam Hyland, who wrote the articles.The Irish Examiner reports that both men, the judge found, had suffered “very serious damage” to their respective personal and professional reputations. Mr Ward is the financial controller and Mr Quinn the CEO of Donegal Town Enterprises Scheme Ltd, which operates a leisure boat known as the Donegal Waterbus.Mr Quinn and Mr Ward had brought defamation proceedings against the paper and editor over articles published by the paper in September and October 2013.They claimed the articles defamed them and wrongly alleged they were involved in financial mispractices and mismanagement of monies associated with the Donegal Waterbus.Donegal Town Enterprise Scheme Ltd is a not-for-profit community scheme that promotes marine and tourism activities in and around both Donegal Bay. Mr Justice McDermott said he was satisfied the men had been defamed in the articles. Their good names had been damaged, they had suffered in their communities, and they were entitled to damages, he said.Donegal newspaper owners ordered to pay €192,000 to Waterbus directors was last modified: November 9th, 2016 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: premier leaguetop Norwich City vs ChelseaCarrow Road, NorwichSaturday, 24-08-2019 @2:30pmReferee: Martin AtkinsonChelsea will be hoping to pick up their first victory under Frank Lampard when they travel to Norwich City in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off. The Blues have so far played three fixtures under Lampard, losing two and drawing the other and will be desperate to straighten that statistic against Norwich. The home side will however have different ideas after winning their first game back in the top flight last weekend in the 3-1 victory over Newcastle United-with Timo Pukki grabbing a hattrick.Chelsea are on a 15-match unbeaten run against Norwich in all competitions, avoiding defeat in their seven trips to Carrow Road during that period (W4, D3). Norwich have only taken two points from 10 Premier League meetings since a 3-0 home victory in December 1994 (D2, L8).Norwich defender Timm Klose could feature for the first time this season after recovering from a hip injury. Onel Hernandez will be out for three months after having knee surgery but Christoph Zimmermann could return next week from a knee injury.Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante is a doubt with an ankle problem. The game will come too soon for defender Antonio Rudiger, but he could feature next week after four months out with a knee problem.The Blues haven’t failed to win any of their opening three Premier League games in a season since 1998-99. They went on to finish third in that campaign. Frank Lampard is looking to avoid becoming the first Chelsea manager since Bobby Campbell in 1988 to fail to win any of his first four competitive games in charge. Chelsea have gone four Premier League away matches without a victory, failing to score in three of them (D2, L2). They last endured a longer winless away streak between September and December 2015, when drawing three games and losing four. Their only two defeats in the last 22 Premier League fixtures against newly-promoted teams came against reigning Championship title winners: Newcastle in 2017-18 and Wolves last season. Willian’s next Premier League appearance will be his 200th.Brighton vs SouthamptonThe American Express Community Stadium, East SussexSaturday, 24-08-2019 @5pmReferee: Kevin FriendBrighton head coach Graham Potter has no new injury problems to contend with ahead of the visit of Southampton. Winger Jose Izquierdo, defender Ezequiel Schelotto and midfielder Yves Bissouma all remain sidelined.New Southampton signing Kevin Danso could make his debut, having been an unused substitute against Liverpool. Back-up goalkeeper Alex McCarthy has recovered from the minor injury that saw Fraser Forster replace him on the bench last weekend. Brighton are yet to beat Southampton in the Premier League (D3, L1). The Seagulls have won only one of their last 10 matches with Southampton in all competitions (D5, L4), winning 3-0 at the Amex Stadium in the Championship in January 2012. Southampton won at Brighton twice last season, winning 1-0 in both the league and the EFL Cup.Man United vs Crystal PalaceOld Trafford, ManchesterSaturday, 24-08-2019 @5pmReferee: Paul TierneyMan United must be furious for not having maximum points after two games following their disappointing 1-1 draw away to Wolves this past Monday. The game which they dominated saw Paul Pogba miss a second-half penalty, one which clearly would have seen them take all three points and put them joint top of the log with leaders Liverpool and Arsenal. On Saturday, they face a side that they have not lost to-at home in 30 years and will be favourites to win the contest.Manchester United’s Diogo Dalot has been ruled out until after the international break next month due to injury. He joins fellow defenders and long-term absentees Eric Bailly and Timothy Fosu-Mensah on the sidelines.Crystal Palace remain without injured central defenders Mamadou Sakho and James Tomkins. As a result, summer signing Gary Cahill could make his debut for Roy Hodgson’s side.Manchester United are unbeaten in 22 league meetings since a 3-0 defeat at Selhurst Park in May 1991 (W18, D4). Crystal Palace are winless against United in all 20 Premier League meetings – the most any team has faced another in the division without ever earning a victory. The Eagles last won a league game at Old Trafford in December 1989 courtesy of a brace from Mark Bright in a 2-1 victory. They’ve failed to score in 11 of their subsequent 12 away league games at United, and earned a solitary point.United have only won three of their last 14 matches in all competitions, as well as keeping a solitary clean sheet in 17 games. They have been beaten in two of their past four Premier League home fixtures, as many as they lost in their previous 27 at Old Trafford. A second successive home clean sheet would equal United’s league tally at Old Trafford for the whole of last season. Paul Pogba has missed four Premier League penalties since the start of last season, more than any other player. Anthony Martial could become the fourth player to score in each of United’s opening three matches of a Premier League season, emulating Dwight Yorke in 1999, Ruud van Nistelrooy in 2005 and Wayne Rooney in 2011.Sheffield United vs Leicester CityBramall Lane, SheffieldSaturday, 24-08-2019 @5pmReferee: Andy MadleyThis is the first-ever Premier League match between the sides. They last met in the top flight back in 1976. The teams met twice last season – both times came in cup competitions, with Leicester winning on each occasion. In fact, Leicester are unbeaten in their last six meetings with Sheffield United (W4, D2).Sheffield United midfielder John Fleck is a doubt after limping off in the win over Crystal Palace with a leg injury. But Callum Robinson, who went off with a thigh problem in that game, is fit again while midfielder Ravel Morrison could make his Blades debut.Leicester’s Ben Chilwell is expected to miss out again with a hip problem. The left-back should be fit for the following weekend but in the meantime, Christian Fuchs is set to deputise, as he did against Chelsea last Sunday.Watford vs West Ham UnitedVicarage Road, LondonSaturday, 24-08-2019 @5pmReferee: Chris KavanaghWatford captain Troy Deeney will be sidelined for several weeks after having minor knee surgery. Abdoulaye Doucoure and Roberto Pereyra are injury doubts, but record signing Ismaila Sarr could make his debut.West Ham captain Mark Noble has recovered from the calf injury that saw him miss the start of the season. Sebastien Haller and Felipe Anderson are both fit again after recovering from the knocks that saw them miss out last weekend.West Ham won the corresponding fixture 4-1 last season, with Watford finishing the match with 10 men after Jose Holebas was sent off early in the second half for a professional foul; the red card was later rescinded. Watford have won five Premier League matches against West Ham, more than they have against any other side. The Hammers have scored four goals in two of their last five visits to Watford.Liverpool vs ArsenalAnfield Stadium, LiverpoolSaturday, 24-08-2019 @7:30pmReferee: Anthoney TaylorLiverpool and Arsenal clash in a top of the table game on Saturday afternoon. After two match-days, both sides still have a 100% record and that statistic will surely change at the end of 90 minutes at Anfield. In the recent past, this fixture has been dominated by the Reds but after a decent transfer window, the Gunners may once again have a good here.Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson remains on the sidelines with a calf injury so Adrian will continue to deputise. Naby Keita and Nathaniel Clyne are also out, but Dejan Lovren could be included in the squad following his return from illness.Arsenal head coach Unai Emery may give club-record signing Nicolas Pepe his full debut. Mesut Ozil and Granit Xhaka face late fitness tests after illness and injury respectively.Liverpool are unbeaten in their last eight matches against Arsenal. The Gunners are without a win in their last six league games at Anfield, and have conceded at least two goals in each of those matches (22 in total). This is the highest-scoring Premier League fixture with 155 goals across 54 games. It has also seen a record six hat-tricks. There have been 53 goals scored in the last 12 matches between the sides in all competitions, at an average of 4.4 goals per game.Liverpool have not lost a Premier League match at Anfield for 41 matches, since a 2-1 defeat to Crystal Palace in April 2017. Their only loss in their last 42 games in all competitions was a 2-1 defeat at Manchester City in January (W33, D8). Roberto Firmino has scored eight league goals in eight games against Arsenal, more than he has against any other side. He is one goal away from becoming the first Brazilian player to score 50 times in the Premier League.Arsenal are aiming to win the first three games of a top-flight season for only the ninth time in their history and for the first time since 2004-05, when they finished second behind Chelsea. The Gunners are without a win in their last 22 Premier League away fixtures against other ‘big six’ teams, since a 2-0 victory at Manchester City in January 2015. They have lost only one of their past 26 league games when scoring first, winning 21 of them. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored nine goals in his last seven games in all competitions. However, he has scored just three goals in 13 league matches against fellow ‘big six’ sides, averaging a goal every 356 minutes. In games against other sides, he has scored 31 times in 38 matches, averaging a goal every 94 minutes.Comments
Spotted on an … Drake apparently just added a henchman to boost his troll game against the Warriors.While Golden State fans were still absorbing Thursday’s Game 1 loss to the Raptors, any of them passing through Oakland on Friday morning were greeted by a full-scale taunting in the form of a Kawhi Leonard billboard.New Balance not making friends along Oakland highways this morning. (Pic from @OTJSports) pic.twitter.com/H4j7y2f6mg— Blake Murphy (@BlakeMurphyODC) May 31, 2019
Haryana, Punjab calm; forces still at the ready “He was present in the courtroom when I deposed against him in 2009. I was not scared of him then nor am I am today,” said the woman, whose statement led to the conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh.The woman, who is in her early 40s, spoke to The Hindu over her relative’s phone on Monday, as she continues to live under police protection since 2002, the year the Punjab and Haryana High Court took cognisance of an anonymous letter and directed the CBI to investigate the allegations of rape and sexual assault in it.Also Read The CBI convinced 18 women to give evidence against the Dera chief but only two deposed against him in court, leading to his conviction. “I got justice today,” the woman said. Police enhanced her security from August 24 onwards, a day before the Dera chief was convicted by a CBI court.A close relative of the woman said she was sexually assaulted when she was studying at a college run inside the Sirsa headquarters of Dera Sacha Sauda. He said the woman is married now and has two children. The woman’s elder brother was also an ardent follower of the Dera chief.“He was murdered in 2002 at the behest of Ram Rahim Singh. The godman suspected the brother of having sent the anonymous letter, which led to registration of a case against him. The brother had become aware of the wrongdoings with his sister,” said the relative.The CBI is also investigating the murder case and the final hearings are to begin on September 16.The relative said that though they come from a conservative social fabric, the entire clan stood by her.The woman’s father, who died last year. had accompanied her when she went to court to record her statement in front of the judge in 2009. “That was the only time she went to court. Rest of the hearings were attended by her father. The Dera chief’s guards used to come to court with weapons. We were threatened, enticed and pressured to not pursue the case. The Dera management said they were ready to pay any amount quoted by us,” the relative said.He said the woman was determined to get justice and was glued to the TV set since morning. Belonging to a family of agriculturists, she was married to a farmer soon after she returned from the Dear headquarters.”We got to know from lawyers that Ram Rahim started crying and begging for the court’s mercy when he heard that he had been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Commandos had to drag him away outside the court as he refused to leave,” the relative said.He said had it not been for her, the other complainant, a Sadhvi, who wrote the anonymous letter wouldn’t have come to court. “She was the first one to depose and after her the sadhvi mustered courage to tell the court the atrocities done by Ram Rahim. She has created history, she should be rewarded by the government,” the relative said.