first_imgStudents and faculty of the John P. Mitchell Elementary, Junior and Senior High School were surprised on Tuesday, April 21, when a resident of the Boys Town Community, Tibelrosa Summoh Tarponweh, donated 78 pieces of arm chairs to them.Kids of the lower section of the school, which is located directly opposite House Speaker J. Alex Tyler’s residence, sit on broken pieces of concrete bricks and wooden chairs.The female teacher of the 2nd grade class also sits on bricks, while the male teacher of the 1st grade sits on a broken chair and kids in both classes sit on broken pieces of bricks and chairs.The John P. Mitchell School, which has 750 pupils, is located on the outskirts of Monrovia on the highway leading to the Roberts International Airport. It is also a couple of feet away from the Edward Binyah Kesselly Military Barracks, along the same highway and a mile from the official residence of the Margibi County District #1 lawmaker, Rep. Roland Opee Cooper.However, the school’s most pressing need has not gone unnoticed. Mr. Tibelrosa Summoh Tarponweh, who donated the arm chairs, is a resident of the district, too. He lives at least two miles from the school.“I was invited some time ago by the school authorities to deliver a motivational speech to the kids. When I got on the campus, I decided to walk around the school. I noticed that the children and their teachers were sitting on broken pieces of bricks. I was moved to do something,” Mr. Tarponweh said.To the surprise of the students and teachers, he donated 78 pieces of durable arm chairs. He also told the students that an additional 50 chairs would be brought in two weeks. He told this newspaper that it cost him US$1,500 for the chairs.He further stated that he did not have to be in government before he could help a child stay in school and that it gave him joy to see smiles on the faces of the children, “who are Liberia’s future leaders.”He used the occasion to call on other well-meaning Liberians to help the children of Liberia stay in school.The school’s principal, student council president and queen in separate statements praised Mr. Tarponweh for the gesture. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgThe Guyana Hindu Dharmic Sabha is all set to commence its Phagwah celebrations with its annual Phagwah mela, ‘Rang Rasiya’, being staged at the Dharmic Kendra in Prashad Nagar, Georgetown on February 24.Persons attending the event can expect to be entertained by performances fromThese dancers are among those who would be performing at the melasome of Guyana’s finest artistes, which include Mona Gowkaran, Ganindra, Shivanand Singh, Vidya Singh, Varun Samlall, Celia Samaroo and Roopchand.Members of the very popular Dhamic Nritya Sangh will also be performing various dance numbers, along with dramatic pieces by Travez Piaralall.There will be a feast of many sweet and savory delicacies, such as Indian curries, samosas, and sweet meats to excite both the young and old.The gates will be opened at 16:00h in the afternoon, and tickets are priced at $800. However, children under 10 years of age will be admitted free of cost.The sabha hereby advises the public that no alcoholic beverages would be allowed on the premises, and all are encouraged to grace the event with their presence.last_img read more


first_imgAn investigation into the fire which destroyed a section of the Diamond Secondary School last Monday has concluded that the building was deliberately set on fire.Fire Prevention Officer of the Guyana Fire Service (GFS), Andrew Holder told this publication on Saturday that arson was confirmed after inspecting the crime scene and evidence.On Thursday, it was confirmed that the GFS have wrapped up their investigation and are awaiting confirmation from the Government Electrical Inspector so as to determine the cause of the fire.“The fire was deliberately set at the Diamond school,” said Holder when contacted.Reports are that the guard stationed at the school noticed flames emanating from the front building within the compound at about 02:00h on Monday last and raised an alarm. With the assistance of public-spirited citizens, the fire was contained before firefighters arrived at the scene.The Education Ministry stated that the fire began in the administrative building, which housed the head teacher and deputy head teacher’s offices along with the computer laboratory and library.According to the Ministry, checks were made by the GFS to ascertain whether there was a power surge affecting that area at the time of the blaze. It was later found that there was no fault in the electrical supply.Regional officials were then engaged to cater for the smooth operations of the school when it reopens. All public schools are expected to open on January 7, 2019.In November, several persons working at the school were under investigation after a large sum of money, which was collected from students for the school’s graduation ceremony, reportedly disappeared.Guyana Times understands that the money was stored in a secured safe and only a few individuals were granted access, causing speculation as to where the monies disappeared to.During the probe of that incident, four teachers were taken into custody and questioned at the Golden Grove Police Station. They were subsequently released on station bail.last_img read more


first_imgBURNABY, B.C. – Fort St. John native Sterling Middleton has been named Curl BC’s Junior Male Athlete of the Year for the second straight year.Curl BC announced the winners of their Annual Award winners today, ahead of the awards ceremony that is planned to take place next month.Team Tardi, featuring Middleton, brothers Tyler and Jordan Tardi, Nicholas Meister and coach Paul Tardi, was the first junior men’s curling team from B.C. to win gold at the national level since 2000. The team also represented Canada at the 2017 World Junior Curling Championships in South Korea, where they missed out on a medal because of a tiebreaker that didn’t go their way. The team has won the Curl BC 2017 Team of the Year Award.- Advertisement -Skip Tyler and third Sterling have also been named the joint 2017 Junior Male Athlete of the Year. In addition to their success at the Junior (U21) level the two curlers won a bronze medal alongside Victoria curlers Derek Chandler and Scott Gray at the inaugural Canadian U18 Curling Championships.This is the fourth time that Team Tardi has been named Team of the Year, with Tyler Tardi having had three previous nods for Junior Male Athlete of the Year. Middleton also won the same award last year.A total of 14 awards will be handed out at the event which recognizes the vital contribution that volunteers, coaches, insiders and athletes have made to the sport of curling in BC over the past year.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgThree persons including a security guard were earlier today shot after gunmen opened fire on the El Dorado Trading, Da Silva Street, Newtown Kitty, Georgetown Office.While information remains sketchy, owner of the establishment, Tamesh Jagmohan confirmed that three persons were shot and are presently receiving medical attention.A white Toyota Carina 212 motorcar drove pass the location at about 10:20h and in the process, the occupants discharged several rounds. It is believed that a businessman and his driver were reportedly making their way out of the establishment when they came under attack. Their present condition is unclear at this time.However, after the shooting, the Police were summoned and are presently reviewing the CCTV footage with the hope of identifying the car and possible the occupants.More details in the Tuesday, October 15, 2019 edition of the Guyana Times.last_img read more


first_img Transfer rumours and paper review 1 Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Saturday’s newspapers…Manchester United have been in secret talks to try to buy 23-year-old Barcelona forward Neymar. (The Sun)  Chelsea have agreed a £69m deal to sign 22-year-old Juventus and France midfielder Paul Pogba, while attacking midfielders Oscar, 23, Willian, 27, and Juan Cuadrado, 27, could go the other way. (The Sun)  The Blues are ready to spend a combined £100m on former Manchester United youngster Pogba and Everton defender John Stones, 21. (Daily Star) Manchester City are expected to announce they have agreed a £50m fee with Wolfsburg for Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, 24, over the weekend. (Daily Mirror) Manchester United are demanding that Real Madrid pay £29m for Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea, 24 – or £22m plus 28-year-old Costa Rican Keylor Navas. (Marca) Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat says everyone in his squad is for sale, adding: “If the player wants to go, he can go.” (Metro) The Black Cats will try to get Sam Allardyce to replace Advocaat if he decides to leave. (Daily Mirror) Bournemouth have bid about £5m for 31-year-old Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray. (Guardian) Norwich City have failed in a approach to sign QPR striker Charlie Austin, despite being prepared to offer £14m for the 26-year-old. (Daily Mirror) Manchester United defender Jonny Evans, 27, is a target for West Brom after their bid to sign Tottenham’s Federico Fazio, 28, collapsed. (The Sun) Sevilla have made an approach to sign Andy Carroll on loan, despite the 26-year-old England striker not being fit to play for West Ham. (The Times) Sunderland have made a move to sign Napoli’s Dutch international Jonathan de Guzman, 27, on loan. (Daily Mail) West Ham want QPR goalkeeper Rob Green, 35, but are not willing to meet his £50,000-a-week wage demands. (Daily Mail)And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Paris Saint-Germain open talks with Manchester United target Fabio CoentraoLazio warn clubs ex-West Ham and Manchester United midfielder Ravel Morrison is not for saleArsenal blow! Lyon make move for midfielder Marcelo BrozovicLiverpool put on red alert as Lazio make Keita Balde Diao available to clubsMan City transfer news: Deal for Kevin De Bruyne close as Wolfsburg star agrees personal termsCrystal Palace Alan Pardew eyeing reunion with former Newcastle defender Davide SantonReports – Man City starlet signs for MarseilleArsenal ‘not close’ to new signing, admits Wengerlast_img read more


first_imgCallaghan’s Bar before the makeover.Callaghan’s Bar after the makeover.BUSINESS: A Donegal bar has undergone a massive facelift after winning a makeover competition with one of Ireland’s biggest paint manufacturers. The hugely popular Callaghan’s Bar in Churchill won the nationwide competition which was run by Crown Paints earlier this year.After amassing a massive number of votes Callaghan’s was selected as the winners of the competition. Last week the makeover was officially complete and the transformation is startling.The picture above shows the before and after pictures of Callaghan’s Bar.Proprietor Declan Callaghan expressed his delight with the finished job on his Facebook timeline and also moved swiftly to thank everybody who voted for the pub in the competition.Callaghan’s Bar posted, “The makeover is now complete. We would like to thank Crown Paints Ireland for this fantastic prize. “James Mc Cormick for getting the new shutters sorted at short notice and last but not least everyone who voted for us in the competition.“Without your votes, likes & Shares this makeover would not have been possible.DONEGAL BAR UNDERGOES HUGE TRANSFORMATION AFTER WINNING MAKEOVER COMPETITION was last modified: October 14th, 2015 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:Featuresnewslast_img read more


first_imgHere are the top football headlines and transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers…Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata is apparently so eager on completing a move to Manchester United that he has taken a short break from his honeymoon in Ibiza to make sure the deal goes through. (Daily Telegraph)Real would like a minimum of £75million for a player who scored 20 times in 43 appearances in all competitions last term, having already rejected a £65m bid from United. (Daily Telegraph)France forward Anthony Martial will reportedly will tell boss Jose Mourinho that he wants to leave Old Trafford, and the club will not stand in his way. (Daily Express) Mourinho is also targeting Monaco’s versatile midfielder Fabinho – even if he recruits Nemanja Matic from Premier League rivals Chelsea. (The Independent)However, the Red Devils look set to lose out in the race for Burnley and England defender Michael Keane, who is poised to complete a £25m move to Premier League rivals Everton. (The Sun)Everton striker Romelu Lukaku’s transfer to Chelsea has been delayed – because the Premier League champions are waiting for their new kit deal to begin. (Daily Express)Tottenham are ready to offer Toby Alderweireld a new deal to secure the centre-back’s future at White Hart Lane, amid reported interest from Inter Milan. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United and Chelsea have been given a boost in their pursuit of Real Madrid star James Rodriguez, after AC Milan pulled out of the race for the Colombian. (Mundo Deportivo) However, AC Milan are interested in signing France defender Laurent Koscielny from Arsenal. (Telefoot)Barcelona have set a ten-day deadline to sign Arsenal’s Spain defender Hector Bellerin, before they turn their attention elsewhere. (Mundo Deportivo) Former England captain John Terry will drop a division to sign for Aston Villa once his Chelsea contract expires at the weekend. (Daily Mirror)Meanwhile, Chelsea appear to have missed out on defensive target Kostas Manolas who has agreed to leave Roma to join Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg for €34m. (Gazzetta dello Sport)Real Madrid centre-back Pepe is set to join Turkish giants Besiktas. (The Sun)Jermain Defoe’s wage demands are giving interested suitors West Ham and Bournemouth pause for thought over a deal for the 34-year-old, meaning the striker could be left in limbo this summer. (Daily Star)Tottenham are considering a move for Southampton defender Cedric Soares. Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino could raid his former club for the Portuguese right-back if Kyle Walker joins Manchester City. Juventus and Barcelona are also keeping tabs on the 25-year-old. (Daily Mirror)Swansea are set to pip Roma and Sevilla to the £11.5m signing of Las Palmas midfielder Roque Mesa. (The Sun)Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:Chelsea FC news: Selling Nemanja Matic to Manchester United could come back to bite Blues and Antonio Conte, warns Mario Melchiot‘It is a great move’ – Mario Melchiot says his former Netherlands teammate Frank de Boer is perfect for Crystal PalaceTransfer news: Gareth Bale is ‘untouchable’ at Real Madrid and will NOT be leaving this summerTransfer ALERT! Leicester, Stoke and West Ham in battle to sign Thorgan HazardLiverpool transfer BLOW! Reds target Julian Brandt rules out Bayer Leverkusen exit this summerLeicester City FC transfer news: Nampalys Mendy reveals he wants to leave Foxes for BordeauxChelsea transfer report: Blues close to wrapping up £60million signing of Juventus defender Alex SandroDONE DEAL? Nice starlet Vincent Marcel ‘agrees personal terms with Tottenham’ – reportsTransfer ALERT! Bayern Munich join race for in-demand Ousmane DembeleEverton transfer report: Fenerbahce considering bid for Belgian winger Kevin MirallasArsenal transfer BOOST! Besiktas pull out of race for Barcelona midfielder Arda TuranChelsea FC transfer news: Blues to offer Kurt Zouma or Michy Batshuayi in part-exchange deal for Sevilla star Vitololast_img read more


first_imgUrris GAA NewsGOOD LUCK: Big weekend ahead for our Senior men & Ladies team , both are playing in Junior County finals. The club wishes good luck to both teams and hope to see plenty support at both games.JUNIOR A CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL: The Senior men play Naomh Ultan in Mac Cumhaill Park, Ballybofey on Sunday evening at 6.00pm. Good luck to Danny and all the team. LADIES JUNIOR B FINAL: The ladies play Naomh Mhuire in the final on Saturday , at time of notes going to press venue not confirmed.Check our facebook page for updates. The ladies beat Red Hughs in the semi-final last Saturday in Burt, final score Urris 7-09 Red Hughs 4-05. Good Luck to Ann and all the team.MATCH “N” WIN: October 2nd: No jackpot winner—numbers drawn: 6, 9, 14, & 19. €15 winners: John J Mc Laughlin, Beltra, IOD, Jimmy Kelly, Tullagh, Maggie Lynch, Muff, John Duffy, Urris and Louise Kelly, Tullagh. Jackpot next week €860. Thanks to all our Lotto sellers and to all who support this weekly draw.U13’S: The the U13 team played Milford on Sunday past and recorded another comprehensive away win. CLUB MERCHANDISE: Great selection of Club merchandise which can now be ordered , please contact Nichola Donaghey on 0866030736 if interested. Nichola has samples of all the club gear. Check our Facebook page to view the club gear. Items displayed are for children but adult sizes can also be purchased (check with Nichola for prices).CLUB BINGO: Bingo continues every Thursday night at 9pm in St. Mary’s Hall, Clonmany.Facebook-Find us on CLG Iorras/Urris GAA and keep up to date on all club news and fixtures.Any items of news for the club notes should be forwarded to Rose on 0877770639 or email rosiekelly28@eircom.net no later than 9pm on Sunday night.  GAA NEWS: URRIS FACE NAOMH ULTAN IN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL THIS WEEKEND was last modified: October 7th, 2014 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:GAANoticesSportURRISlast_img read more


first_imgThe family of the late Buncrana woman Danielle Mc Laughlin have appointed a top legal advocate for the trial of her suspected murderer in India.Indian man Vikat Bhagat is due to stand trial soon for the murder and rape of the young Donegal tourist in Goa in March 2017.Danielle’s family today confirmed that Attorney Mr. Vikram Varma was added to the legal team as their representative in India when the case of the accused comes to trial. The family, while still coming to terms with the tragedy, said they remain hopeful that the truth in relation to Danielle’s untimely death will be made known and that justice in her memory will be done.A spokesperson for the family said: “It is expected that the trial of Vikat Bhagat, who remains the only person charged in connection with the case, will take place soon as it is being ‘fast – tracked’ by the Indian authorities.“Danielle’s family wish to express their sincere gratitude to the Coroner’s office in Dublin and the Chief State Pathologist, Dr. Marie Cassidy for their help. Dr. Cassidy, with meticulous precision, has completed the second post – mortem report in relation to Danielle. Dr Cassidy’s report, among other things, confirms the cause of Danielle’s death in line with the first Indian post – mortem report.”Danielle’s family have also now received the ‘Charge’ documentation in the case from the prosecution authorities in India. “The family wish to extend their thanks also to the British Consulate in Mumbai for their invaluable assistance in organising the delivery of the Charge papers to their solicitor, Desmond J Doherty in Derry.“Danielle’s family have dealt with a lot of documents and information in relation to Danielle’s case over the last number of weeks and months. They are still trying to cope with and come to terms with the tragedy that has occurred,” the statement said.Top attorney joins legal team for case of murder victim Danielle Mc Laughlin was last modified: October 5th, 2017 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:buncranaDanielle McLaughlinIndiaLegalMr. Vikram Varmalast_img read more