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Amerindian Act, CoI to top agenda

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first_img– at 2017 Toshao’s conferenceThe controversial Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into Amerindian land titling, along with the Amerindian Act are among the top issues that will form the basis of this year’s National Toshao’s Conference, Chairman Joel Fredricks has said.The Conference is scheduled for August 21-26 at the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) and will be held under the theme “Good governance – A brighter future for Guyana’s first peoples”.Speaking to <<>> on Wednesday, Fredricks said the “burning issues” that have been a burden to members of the Indigenous community will be brought to the fore at the five-day confab.“Some of the burning issues that will be discussed are the revision of the Amerindian Act, mining and health issues, education and the CoI,” he told Guyana Times during a telephone interview on Wednesday.Even among that list, Fredrick said there are matters that will take precedence, such as the revision of the Amerindian Act. The Chairman said there still remain issues with land titling and the Act must be addressed.Earlier this year the Toshao’s Council had begun a process, collaborating with the Amerindian People’s Association (APA) to begin consultation for the revision of the Act, which both bodies believe is very much outdated. Details of the Act include focus on land rights, mining, logging, decision-making and governance, among other things.Following the Amerindian Act is the Commission of Inquiry set up by Government in March to investigate land titling in Amerindian communities. And although the Toshao’s Council was able to influence the temporary halting of the investigation, Fredricks said the Council and residents are not clear about the functions of the CoI. He maintains too that there was no consultation.Mining and land titling remain issues of deep concern for residents in the Amerindian communities. Those will also take preference at the Conference.Meanwhile, Fredricks said apart from the hiccup of finding a venue for the Conference, systems have already been put in place for the smooth running of the five-day event.“For the preparations so far we had some challenges in identifying a venue for the Conference because the Arthur Chung Convention Centre is currently under renovation. We were able to get the CPCE and will be visiting there tomorrow (today).last_img read more

City hosting an on-ice session with Stanley Cup winner Mark Hartigan

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first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Former NHL player and Fort St. John native Mark Hartigan will be coming back to the Energetic City later this month for an on-ice event.Hartigan will be in town on April 19th at the North Peace Arena for an on-ice session from 4:00-5:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and residents will be able to get some skating tips or play some pickup hockey with the two-time Stanley Cup winner, as the ice surface will be split for both activities.Hartigan will also be sticking around from 5:00-5:30 p.m. for autographs and photos. There will also be a draw for an autographed jersey.- Advertisement -Participants must bring their own skates, in addition to sticks, gloves, and helmets that are required for pickup hockey. Full gear is recommended for kids under 8 years old.For more information call 250-785-4592 or contact Recreation Programmer Marissa Jordan at mjordan@fortstjohn.ca.last_img read more

West Ham boss Allardyce slams ‘bizarre’ offside decision as he bemoans Arsenal defeat

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first_imgWest Ham manager Sam Allardyce has labelled the decision to disallow Alex Song’s first half effort against Arsenal as “bizarre”.Song’s 20-yard volley was ruled out when Diafra Sakho was deemed to be in an offside position, despite the striker not touching the ball.Arsenal responded with two first half goals, eventually winning 2-1, and Allardyce claimed the decision was “massive” in the context of the match.“Bizarre, absolutely totally flabbergasted. Disillusioned, confused, you name it, I’m it,” he said.“I sit and listen year after year about what is offside and what isn’t offside, what is interfering [with play] and what isn’t and this is a bizarre decision given by the assistant referee who, through the fourth official, says Sakho was interfering with play and he wasn’t.“Then they say he was in the eyeline of the goalkeeper, he wasn’t. The assistant referee cannot see if he is in the eyeline of the goalkeeper from his position so he can’t make that judgement.“[Officials] only give them as offside normally when it comes off the goalkeeper and goes to our player and he puts it in the net.“This is a massive decision [in its effect] on today’s result. The officials consistently make far too many critical errors.”And Allardyce also criticised the referee’s decision not to award a late penalty for a foul on Morgan Amalfitano.“You talk about people simulating and diving then you see that and a penalty is not given because he has tried to stay on his feet and score, even though he has been held back. We don’t get any advantage. He [the referee] should point to the spot but doesn’t, and that’s where you get hugely frustrated.“In this moment in time the referees as a body, for me, have got a lot to answer for.”last_img read more

Suarez sparks Liverpool fear, Chelsea end interest, Brighton ace to Man United?

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first_img LIVING THE DREAM Liverpool will be hoping Barcelona don’t swoop in to poach another one of their star men… Luis Suarez, 31, has said Barcelona will soon start looking to replace him despite his El Clasico hat-trick. That could be bad news for former club Liverpool, with Barca recently linked with an interest in Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino. (Sport 890)Chelsea are reconsidering their interest in Arsenal man Aaron Ramsey, due to the form of midfielder pair Ross Barkley and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. (Daily Star)Liverpool have also ruled out a move for Wales international Ramsey, who will leave Arsenal on a free at the end of the season. (Sky Sports)Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has been linked with a move away from Anfield just six months after arriving, with reports claiming the Brazilian is ‘bored’ and a target for Paris Saint-Germain – FULL STORY Cesc Fabregas is set to enter new contract talks with Chelsea, but will have to wait until after the New Year for them to begin. (Evening Standard)Tottenham are said to be interested in Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure. (Daily Mirror)Belgium boss Roberto Martinez said “we won’t waste our time on that” when asked about the reports linking him with the Real Madrid job. (AS) Could Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan be the man to replace David de Gea at Old Trafford? 3 3 LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ IN DEMAND Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com targets 3 Latest talkSPORT.com exclusives and transfer stories:Tony Cascarino slammed Neil Lennon for ‘acting like a fan’ before the infamous coin throwing incident at TynecastleJohn Collins has called for the coin throwers to be banned for life for the horrific actHibs chief Leeann Dempster told Jim White the club will hunt down ‘moronic fans’Real Betis want Liverpool star Xherdan Shaqiri if they target Iker MuniainSuso’s agent has already talked to Chelsea about a move from AC MilanArsenal are not interested in bringing Cesc Fabregas back to the EmiratesWest Ham have made a €35m offer for Franck KessieArsenal have identified three midfield targets to replace Aaron Ramsey Here are the biggest transfer rumours and other football stories from Friday’s newspapers and online… Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Manchester United are targeting Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan as a potential replacement for David De Gea, who is in the final year of his contract at Old Trafford and yet to pen an extension. (The Sun)Jose Mourinho is hoping to make more than one new signing in the January transfer window. (Manchester Evening News)Liverpool are set to offer 21-year-old defender Joe Gomez a new contract after his impressive start to the season, despite having three and a half years remaining on his current deal. (Daily Mirror)Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said the club “will do absolutely everything to keep” 19-year-old Brahim Diaz, a reported target for Borussia Dortmund, at the Etihad Stadium after he scored twice in the EFL Cup. (Manchester Evening News) Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January moving on REVEALED RANKED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer targets last_img read more

TERMON LADIES AIM FOR UNIQUE DONEGAL GAA RECORD AT ALL-IRELAND LADIES GAELTACHTA FINALS

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first_imgGeraldine Mc Laughlin will be missing as Termon Ladies aim for a unique Donegal GAA record, when the Termon Ladies side travel to Moycullen, County Galway at the weekend to participate in the 2014 All Ireland Gaeltachta finals for the fifth time. Termon Ladies who will be defending their All Ireland crown are travelling into the heart of the Galway Gaeltachta knowing that the tag of defending champions carries with it an expectation of success from the travelling support from this rural Club based in the heart land of the birth place of St Colmcille, without the services of Geraldine Mc Laughlin.McLaughlin along with Dara Kelly will be missing both having undergone surgery in the past few weeks. Termon Ladies who have been to the forefront of success in Ladies football in Donegal for a long number of years has tasted success at Ulster level in 2010 when the mighty Donaghmoyne Ladies were shell shocked into submission at Beragh Co Tyrone by a late Roisin Friel goal for Termon to lift the Ulster ladies crown.Termon who are backboned by custodian Laura Gallagher, the Mc Cafferty sisters and cousins Roisin and Grainne mc Cafferty have also the Mc Laughlin sisters, Jimmy Lee Murray, and Emer Gallagher all make up a formidable experienced team.This Termon team who has been together since first tasting Cumain Na Bun Scoil success with Termon NS under the former Kilcar stalwart Christy Gillispie has a wide array of talent coupled now with debutantes Shauna Kelly, Laura Mc Ilwaine, Holly mc Daid, Anna Gallagher, Shannon Mc Groddy and Lucy o Flynn.Now that Geraldine Mc Laughlin is ruled out for several months the evergreen Maureen O’Donnell who in the Donegal Gaeltachta final teased and tormented the Glenfin defence before lifting the Radio Na Gaeltachta cup in the Donegal finals will surely be to the fore if the maroon and whites of Termon is to lift the All Ireland Gaeltachta cup for an unbelievable fifth year on the trot. The first victory was a memorable one over old rivals Glenfin after extra time in Belmullet Mayo in 2010, next was in the All Ireland final played in Falcarragh when St Marys Belfast were the opposition in 2011.The 2012 victory was in Gweedore and the 2013 victory was in Ring in Waterford.When spoken too earlier this week Danny o Donnell Chairperson of the Termon Ladies spoke about the dedication, determination of this Termon Ladies team.He spoke about the manner in which this group of Girls first started winning at under age and then progressed to the County, Ulster and now the National arena.O’Donnell also paid tribute to Harry Mc Glynn Seamus Friel and Christy Gillispie and to all the parents who over a long number of years facilitated the club with taking players to games and training. In the times when voluntary workers are scarce and everyone seems to be so busy we here in the Termon Club are so proud of our fine tradition of being at the Top of the sporting word in Ladies football. O Donnell added that this team has made Termon proud and indeed placed Donegal Ladies football on a high pedestal.Deirdre (Galligan) Gallagher who is just recovering from a tough election campaign was a playing member of the Termon club and a past Chairperson or the Ladies board, stated“We have so much good will in the club, I played for the club in my earlier days and I now have a daughter Anna on the playing panel we have a lot of second generation players coming on stream.Deirdre also praised the people in the club who do so much voluntary work to provide the Club with the resources that such a successful team needs. Under the guidance of Trevor Alcorn, Francie Friel and Paul Mc Daid Termon will be hoping for an injury free weekend.At the time of going to press no draws have been made but Termons first game is provisionally pencilled in for Saturday with a 2pm startTERMON LADIES AIM FOR UNIQUE DONEGAL GAA RECORD AT ALL-IRELAND LADIES GAELTACHTA FINALS was last modified: May 30th, 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:ALL-IRELAND FINALHome-page SportnewsTermon ladieslast_img read more

TWIN TOWNS MAN IN COURT CHARGED WITH ARSON ATTACKS ON ORANGE HALL AND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

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first_imgA TWIN TOWNS man has appeared in court charged with arson attacks on an Orange Hall and a Presbyterian Church in Convoy.Damian Murray appears in court today. Pic copyright of Northwest News Pix.Damian Murray, pictured in the grey hoodie, was arrested on Monday evening at an address at Ardmiran Park in Stranorlar, Letterkenny District Court heard. Gda Stephen Moyles told Judge Paul Kelly that he charged 32-year-old Murray at 15 minutes past midnight today at Letterkenny Garda Station with two counts of criminal damage.He was charged with the attacks on Convoy Orange hall – in which it was destroyed – and the Presbyterian Church in the town the early hours of last Friday.Around €250,000 worth of damage was caused during the incidents.Defence solicitor Frank Dorrian made an application for bail.Two dozen people packed into the court to listen to the hearing, some sitting on one side of the court.Amongst them were members of Convoy Orange Lodge.Judge Paul Kelly refused the bail application. He remanded Murray into custody to Harristown District Court this Friday.Legal aid was granted in the case.A second man is also appearing in court today, but has not been charged in relation to the arson attacks.TWIN TOWNS MAN IN COURT CHARGED WITH ARSON ATTACKS ON ORANGE HALL AND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH was last modified: October 8th, 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:arson attackBallybofeyconvicted criminalconvoyPresbyterian Churchlast_img read more

Transit strike looms in Philly

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week In addition to Brooks’ union, which represents about 5,000 city transit workers, about 300 suburban transit workers represented by United Transportation Union Local 1594 plan to strike at the same time. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s commuter rail system has a different union contract and would continue to operate. But the city and suburban transportation that would shut down during a strike have a much higher ridership and are vital to mobility in a city where one in three households lacks a car. City preparations for a possible walkout included setting up extra bicycle racks and allowing more parking. City schools, which don’t provide bus service for high schoolers, plan to remain open but could reconsider if there is a prolonged strike. The last Philadelphia transit strike, in 1998, lasted 40 days. Patrick Battel, SEPTA’s chief negotiator, said he expected to meet with Brooks again during the weekend. PHILADELPHIA – The city made preparations Saturday for a possible transit strike as the region’s main transportation agency and its largest labor union faced off in a stalemate over wages and health benefits. If no deal is reached by 12:01 a.m. Monday, the city’s subway, trolley and bus workers will walk off the job, said Jeff Brooks, the president of Transport Workers Union Local 234. City Controller Jonathan Saidel tried to break the logjam Saturday over health benefits – one of the most contentious issues – by proposing a sliding-scale health plan. Brooks said he would consider it. “We should base payments on what people earn,” Saidel said. “Those who make more will pay more.” Union officials walked out of the negotiations on Friday and Brooks said the talks had gone “dramatically backwards.” About 460,000 people use the lines that would shut down, compared to about 50,000 for SEPTA commuter rail. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

LADIES GAELIC: U13 GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP LATEST TABLES AND FIXTURES

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first_imgU13 GIRLS GAELIC FOOTBALL COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIPThe Donegal LGFA U13 County Championship takes a break this weekend due to the showpiece All-Ireland Finals on Sunday at Croke Park.Two clubs will also be representing the county at the prestigious Kilmacud Crokes 7s on Saturday with St Eunan’s, who return for a second year, and Milford both travelling to Dublin for the tournament. So the final games in this round of the U13s have been fixed for Saturday week next, October 3 (11am), with any outstanding games having to be played between next Monday, September 29 and Monday, October 5.Teams finishing on the same points in the group stages will be separated on the head-to-head ruling.The semi-final draws take place on Tuesday, October 6, with games fixed for Saturday, October 10. Teams from Group One will play teams from Group Three and teams from Group Two will play teams from Group Four. Draw will be for who gets home advantage. The finals will be held on Sunday, October 18 in Letterkenny.Here’s a round-up of results and tables so far is below: GROUP ONENAOMH PADRAIG MUFF       Played 4. Points 8BUNCRANA                             Played 4, Points 6URRIS                                     Played 4, Points 4N COLMCILLE NEWTOWN      Played 4, Points 2 CARNDONAGH                       Played 4, Points 2MOVILLE                                 Played 4, Points 2Next Up in Group OneOctober 3 Buncrana v MovilleN Padraig Muff v UrrisCarndonagh v N ColmcilleGROUP TWOST EUNAN’S                Played 4, Points 8TERMON                     Played 4, Points 8DOWNINGS                Played 4, Points 4GLENSWILLY               Played 4, Points 2RED HUGHS               Played 4, Points 2ST MARY’S CONVOY   Played 4, Points 0Next up in Group TwoOctober 3Glenswilly v ConvoyRed Hughs v Na DunaibhSt Eunan’s v TermonGROUP THREENAOMH CONAILL       Played 4, Points 6ST NAUL’S                   Played 4, Points 6FOUR MASTERS         Played 3, Points 4AODH RUADH                        Played 3, Points 2NAOMH COLUMBA    Played 4, Points 2KILLYBEGS                  Played 4, Points 0Next Up in Group 3October 3Aodh Ruadh v St Naul’sN Columba v N ConaillFour Masters v KillybegsOutstanding fixture Aodh Ruadh v Four Masters must be played by Monday October 5.GROUP FOURGLENFIN                     Played 3, Points 6GAOTH DOBHAIR      Played 3, Points 4MAC CUMHAILLS        Played 3, Points 4CLOUGHANEELY         Played 4, Points 4DUNGLOE                   Played 4, Points 2TERMON B                  Played 3, Points 0Next Up in Group FourOctober 3Dungloe v Gaoth DobhairGlenfin v Termon BCloughaneely v Mac CumhaillsOutstanding games – must be played before October 5. Termon B v Mac Cumhaills and Glenfin v Gaoth DobhairLADIES GAELIC: U13 GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP LATEST TABLES AND FIXTURES was last modified: September 24th, 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:Donegal LGFAfixturesResultstablesU13 championshiplast_img read more

Crane worth €75,000 may become ‘rusty ornament’ due to lack of power

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first_imgA local councillor has said that a €75,000 hydraulic crane has sat idle for over a year on the Fanad Peninusla because the nearest 3 phase power supply is 3 kilometres away.The issue over Ballywhorisky Pier was raised by local county councillor Aidy Glackin.According to local fishermen no funding was every put in place to make the project operational. While no official estimates were provided by the main energy companies to bring the 3phase power to the pier the fishermen understand the cost will be in the region of ‘tens of thousands of euros’.In March last year Ballywhoriskey was also allocated a further €22,500 for concrete piling and dredging to maintain depth and provide anchors for seasonal pontoons.However, the plan has fallen down since no funding was provided to extend the 3phase power supply to operate the crane.And since its installation it has lain idle with strong evidence of rust, particularly on the bolt structure retaining the crane to the pier floor. The issue has been raised at the Letterkenny Municipal District Meeting by Cllr. Glackin who says the logic of putting the crane in site with no funding for a power supply seemed quite ridiculous, but true.He says that a number of other infrastructure deficits also need to be addressed at Ballywhoriskey.The funding was part of a €4.5 million national funding package announced by Minister for Agriculture and the Marine, Simon Coveney, to carry out repair works following weather damage on piers and harbours.The Department co-funded up to 75% of the total cost of approved projects with the Local Authority providing the balance.Minister Joe McHugh announced last year that €723,750 has been allocated to Donegal County Council for the repair and development of harbours and slipways in 2016. But Cllr Glackin suggested the crane may end up as a rusty ornament.“It is truly amazing that when considering the need for a crane those involved failed to see that a proper power supply was their first priority. Now the crane may end up becoming a rusty ornament and a waste of scarce public money. I have no doubt the harbour can benefit from the use of this crane and the sooner the issue is dealt with and funded, the better for all concerned, “ added Cllr. Glackin.Crane worth €75,000 may become ‘rusty ornament’ due to lack of power was last modified: October 21st, 2017 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:Ballywhoriskey PierCllr Aidy GlackincranedonegalFanadpierlast_img read more

Geophysical King Dethroned?

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first_imgThere’s been a quiet revolution in geophysics.  Richard Kerr asked in Science, “Great Oxidation Event Dethroned?”1  The Great Oxidation Event (GOE) is an assumed time before multicellular life appeared when microbes had just learned the secret of photosynthesis and started pumping vast quantities of fresh oxygen into earth’s atmosphere (10/18/2006).  The GOE idea reigned like a monarch till “new laboratory results reported in this issue challenge that mainstream scenario by showing how supposed signs of an early lack of oxygen could have come from unrelated geochemical reactions.”    Before 2000, the consensus was that “not even a whiff of oxygen was in the air” before the G.O.E. that supposedly took place 2.4 billion years ago.  Then, geochemist James Farquhar of the University of Maryland questioned the assumptions on which studies of sulfur isotopes in rocks inferred the absence of oxygen.  Now, with “results [that] defy all expectations,” some Penn State researchers have re-opened the debate about the arrival of oxygen.  Did the earth have oxygen much earlier?  “This is at least a possibility that we should be thinking about,” one of the researchers cautiously said.    Not everyone is convinced at this point.  Early oxygen would have made life’s origin nearly impossible.  It would also dethrone a dynasty of geologists who have been speaking of a Great Oxygenation Event that may have never happened.1.  Richard A. Kerr, “Great Oxidation Event Dethroned?”, Science, 17 April 2009: Vol. 324. no. 5925, p. 321, DOI: 10.1126/science.324.5925.321a.Evolutionary literature and geological history is filled with mythical Events.  Evolutionists speak of these Events with glib certainty: the Great Oxygenation Event, the Late Heavy Bombardment, the Snowball Earth, the Laramide Orogeny, and dozens of other such phrases that create their own reality simply by capitalizing them and speaking them (09/08/2008).  It’s a name-it-and-claim-it religion.  The evolutionary framework was decided first, and then the Events were invented to fit stages of evolution into a prefabricated timeline that has little to do with verifiable reality.  Every once in awhile one of these Mythical Events, like monarchs allied to King Charles, gets dethroned.  How about a little democracy for a change?  Like Jefferson said (cited by Stan Freberg), we’re tired of this royal jazz.(Visited 24 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more