Chung’s Global Enterprise supports GSCL Inc for Prime Minister’s Cup 2

first_imgThe Georgetown Softball Cricket League (GSCL) Inc has gained the backing of Chung’s Global Enterprise for the hosting of the Prime Minister’s Cup 2, which is set to commence on October 19.GSCL Inc Secretary Telesha Ousman (left) accepts the cheque from Chung’s Global Enterprise Sales and Marketing Representative Naresa NabbyNaresa Nabby of Chung’s Global Enterprise, which is located at 622 A Industrial Reserve, Mandela Avenue, Georgetown, recently presented the sponsorship cheque to GSCL Inc Secretary Telesha Ousman.Nabby said the company was happy to be given the opportunity to join with the GSCL Inc for this event and wished the teams well, adding that they were looking forward to an exciting and successful tournament. Ousman stated that the fans could expect some exciting action during the tournament, since there would also be off-field entertainment and giveaways. She thanked the entity for its support.Among the venues identified for preliminary matches are GNIC SC, Muslim Youth Organisation, Gandhi Youth Organisation, Demerara Cricket Club, Malteenoes Sports Club, Eve Leary, and Everest.In the open segment, the winning team will take home $700,000 and the runners-up $100,000 while in the masters’ category, the champion team will be given $600,000 and the runners-up $100,000.Regal Masters and Speedboat (open) are the defending champions. The teams that will battle for supremacy in the All-stars (open) segment are Wales Challengers, Enterprise Rebel, Hill Foot Vipers, Farm All-Stars, Speedboat, Success, Regal All-Stars, Corriverton, Bartica All-Stars, SVC, and Booths XI.The masters’ category includes Albion Masters, Regal Masters, Mike’s Wellman, Enterprise Masters, Ontario Masters, Narine Masters, Florida Guyana, Tropical Spring Masters, Parika Defenders and Fishermen Masters.The tournament will culminate on October 21, 2018 at the Everest Cricket Club.last_img read more

2 choices for PV election

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Other observers voice concerns about partisan endorsements in this nonpartisan election – as well as concerns about the influence of the teachers union in the election. While Tomblin has certainly made positive contributions to the state of education on the Peninsula, our nod goes to de la Rosa and Vanden Bos. Both would favor a districtwide kindergarten class size reduction in conjunction with the district’s curriculum review provided the program does not drain reserve funds. The idea would be to get the student-teacher ratio in kindergarten classes to 20-1. We also like Vanden Bos’s vow to be a consensus-seeker who would allow all points of view to be heard and respected at board meetings. Vanden Bos is also a Rolling Hills Estates planning commissioners and a former AYSO regional commissioner. On Nov. 6, we recommend a vote for Dora de la Rosa and Larry Vanden Bos. The campaign for Palos Verdes Peninsula school board this fall has produced an unfortunate polarization of views in the community. Whichever way the public votes to fill the two school board seats, we hope any lingering divisions will heal after the election. Four years ago, we endorsed the Dave Tomblin and Dora de la Rosa, who are now seeking re-election. Both came with impressive resumes of public service on the Peninsula. This year Tomblin has endorsed challenger Paul Neights, a chief technology officer with two children in the district. Meanwhile, other voters seem to be lining up behind de la Rosa and challenger Larry Vanden Bos, a business owner who chaired the citizens oversight committee for school bond Measures R and S. A number of charges are swirling around this campaign, including statements about inefficient spending of bond funds and a need for more open discussions when the board conducts board business. Those are concerns mentioned by Tomblin and Neights. It is true that the cost of a high school classroom construction project increased by about $2 million over a 2005 estimate, but that was due to a number of factors, including the addition of rooms for ceramics, photography and science classes to better serve the needs of students and teachers. 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

MACRA RAPHOE DO A PROPER JOB WITH WONDERFUL CHEQUE PRESENTATION

first_imgThe Raphoe Macra make their cheque presentation.Saturday night last saw a wonderful charity cheque presentation from the Proper Job Macra from Raphoe.The group presented a cheque for a fantastic €13,750.00 to the Irish Cancer Society.The money was raised from a series of events, including a chairty auction in Raphoe livestock mart and a barndance in glenmaquin. All events were held as part of their main event, a cycle from Mizen Head to Malin Head. Well done to all involved. MACRA RAPHOE DO A PROPER JOB WITH WONDERFUL CHEQUE PRESENTATION was last modified: August 19th, 2014 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:cheque presentationMacraRaphoelast_img read more

MAN CAUGHT DRIVING ON MOBILE PHONE WITH NO TAX SAYS HE NEVER RECEIVED TICKET

first_imgA Letterkenny man claimed he never received a summonse for not displaying tax and using a mobile phone while driving.However, Charles McDonagh of 42 Balymacool Woods, admitted to both offences when he appeared at Letterkennny District Court.Garda Inspector Michael Harrison told the court that McDonagh, 41, was stopped by Gardai on August 20th last. He admitted both offences and apologised to Judge Paul Kelly.Judge Kelly warned him that there were a lot of accidents being caused because of people driving while talking on phones.Judge Kelly imposed a fine of €100 for non displayal of tax and ordered him to pay a €100 donation to the pro social drivers course.MAN CAUGHT DRIVING ON MOBILE PHONE WITH NO TAX SAYS HE NEVER RECEIVED TICKET was last modified: January 27th, 2014 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:ballymacool woodsCharles McDonaghJudge Paul KellyMOBILE PHONEtaxlast_img read more

ROADS FUNDING: WILL YOU BE SEEING SOME FRESH TARMAC?

first_imgLOCAL and regional roads funding in Co Donegal has been slashed by €1.5M, it has been announced.Specific road improvementa are however being funded for the Airport Road, Killybegs Industrial Road, St. Johnston – Tullyowen Road and Tir Chonaill Bridge in Donegal Town.Some road safety projects in areas such as Letterkenny, Stranorlar, Dungloe, Redcastle, Newtown, and Quigleys Point will go ahead. The newly elected chair of the Roads Strategic Policy Committee on Donegal Co Council Cora Harvey said the cutbacks would hit everyone – and frustrate most of us.“This combined with our local revenue budget which the council passed last December will have a huge detrimental effect on our Counties Roads,” said Cllr Harvey.“At present many secondary roads are pot hole fuelled and is need of urgent repair. The reality now is that people will have to endure poor road conditions for another year. Councillors will find themselves again pulling their hair out trying spread the money around.“All we want is our roads to be off an acceptable standard, people are paying high car tax’s and feel very aggrieved.” More than €21M will be spent on the county roads this year. ROADS FUNDING: WILL YOU BE SEEING SOME FRESH TARMAC? was last modified: January 30th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cutbacksdonegal roadslast_img read more

Softball Travels to Southern Illinois for Adjusted Series

first_imgStory Links In 32 starts this season, Pena is batting .295 with one home run, three stolen bases, seven doubles, eight walks, 10 runs scored and 13 RBI. Pena, who is an elementary education major with a 3.87 GPA added her first MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week award for her on-field play and excellent work in the classroom. CARBONDALE, Ill. – The Drake University softball team travels to Southern Illinois for an adjusted Missouri Valley Conference series this weekend. Drake and SIU were originally scheduled to play at Buel Field, Saturday and Sunday, but moved the three-game series to Charlotte West Stadium due to forecasted inclement weather for Des Moines, Iowa. Drake (25-9, 8-0 MVC) and SIU (20-12, 4-3 MVC) will play a doubleheader Saturday starting at 2 p.m. Following Saturday’s two games, the teams will play a single game Sunday at 12 p.m. There will be no Valley on ESPN3 broadcasts for the series, but live stats will be available at www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com. Drake will still be the home team in each of the three games. Newman earned two of Drake’s four wins. She pitched a complete game in the series opener versus Bradley where the Braves scored two unearned runs off her in a 10-2 five-inning victory. She allowed four hits with seven strikeouts and zero walks. Newman helped herself at the plate going 3-for-3 with one double, her first home run of the season and three RBI. Newman’s solo home run ended the game early in the fifth inning. Newman followed that performance with five scoreless innings where she allowed one hit with nine strikeouts and two walks in the series finale win over Bradley. Following this weekend at SIU, Drake is scheduled to play at South Dakota State April 11 before return to Buel Field to host Valparaiso, April 14-15. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img The Bulldogs swept Bradley in their last series, which was the team’s first home games at Buel Field. Redshirt junior pitcher Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) was named MVC Pitcher of the Week for a league-leading fourth time this season while junior infielder Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) was tabbed MVC Player of the Week for the first time in her career Monday after their performances last week. The team went 4-0 with the three-game sweep over Bradley and a midweek in-state victory at Iowa. Newman, who is 11-2 on the season, moved to third all-time in career strikeouts at Drake with an impressive 677. She is just three punchouts away from tying Brynne Dordel (2008-11) with 680. Newman leads the MVC in earned run average with an impressive 0.66 mark, ranks second in strikeouts with 122 and third in wins. In her career, she has won MVC Pitcher of the Week nine times. Live Stats Pena batted a team-high .545 (6-of-11) in the four wins. She had one stolen base, two doubles, two runs, three walks and six RBI while compiling a .667 on-base percentage and slugging .727. Pena, who is on a five-game hitting streak, started the week with a 1-for-3 performance at Iowa with one RBI. She followed by going 1-for-2 with one double and two RBI in the first win over Bradley. Pena then went 2-for-3 with two RBI in a 9-8 victory over Bradley, including driving in the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning as Drake erased a 7-3 deficit. She closed the Bradley series with another 2-for-3 performance and had one double and drove in one run.last_img read more

LET THERE BE LIGHTS AT LYIT – AGAIN!

first_imgThey were down. They were up. They were down again and now they’re up again!The new lights at the LYIT in Letterkenny.The traffic lights at LYIT have created more debate than Roy Keane’s appointment as the Republic of Ireland assistant manager.And now they’re back on the agenda again. The traffic lights at the college on Port Road are currently being put back up today.The lights created controversy when they were erected at the start of the current college year.Many claimed the lights were not needed and that traffic flow actually increased in the area.Then suddenly the lights disappeared and many thought the council had decided to take them down altogether. But it transpired the company who put up the lights, Traffic Solutions Ltd, had not been paid for their work and the overall company had gone into examinership.The lights have remained down for a number of weeks but workers from the company are back today erecting the lights again!Let’s hope someone has seen the light after all of this! LET THERE BE LIGHTS AT LYIT – AGAIN! was last modified: November 20th, 2013 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:LYITtraffic lightslast_img read more

Actor who damaged Garda cell cannot pay fine until new acting role

first_imgA court was told that well-known actor Gerard McSorley will not be able to pay a €150 court fine until he gets a new acting contract in January.The 69-year-old Fr Ted star, who has also appeared in a number of top movies, appeared at Letterkenny District Court today. An arrest warrant had been issued for McSorley after he failed to appear in court earlier this week.Garda Inspector Sean Grant told the court that McSorley had originally ben arrested at Letterkenny Bus Station on November 27th last after he was drunk and disorderly.He was taken to Letterkenny Garda station but continued to be abusive to Gardai and members of the public.While in the cell he continually spat at the cell door which needed to be cleaned by a cleaning company at a cost of €50.After he was released from custody, McSorley continued to be abusive and spat at a member of the public in the public area of the Garda station and was rearrested.McSorley, wearing a scarf and hat and using a walking stick, did not address the court.Instead, his solicitor, Mr Patsy Gallagher, explained how his client was a very well-known actor with a “distinguished career.”However, he said that he had a number of issues including alcohol, mental health as well as medical issues.He said he had spoken to his client of Trinity Court, Newtowncunningham, and that he estimated he had spent €80,000 on prescription tablets over the years to cope with his health issues.He added that on the evening in question he had been drinking and had been reminiscing about a number of lost colleagues.“My client is not working at present but is getting a contract in the New Year. He is technically unemployed at present.“He has made contact with his family and is hoping to spend Christmas with them,” said Mr Gallagher.He added that his client was a separated man with three grown-up children.Actor Gerard McSorley in court today. Pic by Northwest Newspix.The court heard that McSorley, of Trinity Court, Newtowncunningham, Co Donegal has a number of previous convictions for public order offences.Judge Paul Kelly fined McSorley €100 for breach of the peace and a further €50 for criminal damage to the Garda station cell.Judge Kelly asked if he had the money but Mr Gallagher said he did not but would have it when he got his next working contract.The Judge gave the accused 6 months to pay the fine and legal aid was granted in the case.Actor who damaged Garda cell cannot pay fine until new acting role was last modified: December 6th, 2019 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:celldonegaldrunkFr TedGardaGerard McSorleyspatlast_img read more

Flight control: Bombers’ bats come alive in 8-2 win over Fairfield

first_imgBraeden Holliday launched his fourth home run of the season, the biggest hit of his three-hit performance Saturday night as the Humboldt B52s took game two of their three-game series against the visiting Fairfield Indians by an 8-2 count, at Bomber Field.Holliday, whose solo homer came in the third inning, wasn’t the only Bomber to leave debris outside the confines of the B52s’ home park. In the fifth with two outs already incurred Karter Koch, who had just pitched the previous half-inning, …last_img

RESNET Launches Standards Program for Energy-Audit Training

first_imgAs many green certification programs as there are in the residential building and remodeling realm, it’s likely we’re going to see more as specialists emerge to serve various sectors of the industry.On Tuesday, for example, the nonprofit Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) announced that Home Energy Team Institute, which trains and certifies home-energy auditors, has become the first such training group approved by RESNET to offer its “Home Energy Survey Professional” certification to trainees.A training certifier, in other words, was certified that it meets RESNET’s training standards, which are based on its National Home Energy Audit Standard. The NHEAS provides the technical and procedural guidelines for various categories of home energy audits, including in-home comprehensive audits of the sort that would be provided by HETI-certified auditors.An impartial approachHETI was founded in July 2008, so it is indeed an emerging service. Its growth is pegged to what RESNET’s executive director, Steve Baden, described as homeowners’ “increasing concern” about energy efficiency in the home. “RESNET created the National Home Energy Audit Standard to provide confidence to homeowners that an inspection conducted under the standards is credible and unbiased,” Baden said in a press release.HETI currently has affiliates in eight states, including Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Maryland, Iowa, Virginia, and Alabama, and in the District of Columbia. HETI candidates who earn RESNET certification are trained to consult with homeowners on energy efficiency improvements.RESNET, the developer of the HERS Index for measuring energy efficiency in a home, is as well positioned as any organization to accredit training programs offered by companies in the energy-audit business. But accreditations in this category do add another layer to an increasingly large assortment of certification programs focused on green residential construction.The confusion factorSome GBA advisors have been greeting the proliferation of certification programs with a combination of astonishment and concern. “There are dozens of building certification programs that the public is challenged to distinguish from one another,” GBA Advisor Carl Seville wrote in a blog (“Green Fatigue”) posted on July 6. “Green products and product certifications, many of which are of dubious value, are choking the market. To add to the confusion, we have green designations for individuals.”And back on May 11 (in “Designation Exhaustion”), Seville noted that industry professionals who want the marketing advantages of certification – the term “designation” is used by some groups that confer these titles – could well spend an inordinate amount of time earning accreditations that may never really resonate with consumers or other industry professionals.“I am very concerned that the wide range of requirements will add to marketplace confusion, not unlike what is currently happening with green-home certifications,” he wrote. “Maybe one day we will see training and designations for professionals that are both comprehensive and have a strong market presence. Right now, however, we have one or the other, but not both.”last_img read more