Confident Lennon face Excelsior

first_imgDefending champions Lennon High will hunt their seventh title when they face Excelsior High in the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association schoolgirls football final at the Spanish Town Prison today, starting at 3 p.m.Denham Town High will play St Jago High in the third-place play-off at 1 p.m.Lennon’s coach, Sherlon Lennon, is oozing confidence ahead of the final.”It’s a very good feeling to reach the final. We played Excelsior last year in the final and beat them. We are looking forward to playing some good football and retaining the title,” Lennon said.Lennon will rely on Peta-Kay Green and Renae Gordon to achieve victory.Excelsior will look to avenge their last year’s 3-0 defeat.”The Excelsior team has exceeded my expectations, so I am happy to be in the final,” coach of Excelsior Xavier Gilbert said.Excelsior will rely heavily on their national Under-17 trio of captain Tarania Clarke, Tateyana Pitter, and Chevelle Henry.last_img read more

Stevens recalled for Reggae Boyz, South Korea clash

first_imgFormer Harbour View and Arnett Gardens striker, Errol Stevens, has been recalled to the national senior men’s team after being left on the sidelines for about four years. Stevens, who currently plays for Hai Phong in the Vietnam League One, has been included in the Reggae Boyz 20-man squad to face South Korea in a friendly international in that country on Tuesday. Six local players were also named to the squad. Stevens has scored 13 goals in 26 games for his Vietnamese team, helping them to sixth place in the 14-team standings. A powerful, skillful and pacy forward, Stevens came through the ranks at Harbour View before leaving on loan to Russian outfit FC Khimki in 2009. When he returned, he signed for Arnett Gardens in 2011 and was the rave of the Premier League until his departure to Saraburi in Thailand in 2013, from where he moved to Hai Phong at the start of this season. Stevens was last called up in September 2011 by Theodore Whitmore, and after an impressive debut against Colombia, his international career was expected to kick on. However, a series of injuries prevented him from participating in the 2014 World Cup Qualifiers and he went off the radar from there. Now, the 29-year-old has been rewarded by being included in the latest Reggae Boyz squad. Meanwhile, local players Rosario Harriott, Andre Clennon, Allan Ottey, Jermaine Woozencroft, Upston Edwards and Ricardo Morris have been included for the Asian trip. The other members of the squad are: Lee Williamson, Simon Dawkins, Michael Seaton, Deshorn Brown, Shaun Cummings, Ryan Thompson, Adrian Mariappa, Hughan Gray, Joel Grant, Andre Blake, Lance Laing, Giles Barnes and Darren Mattocks.last_img read more

RSF urges Parliament to amend drafted Cybercrime Bill

first_imgReporters Without Borders (RSF) has reinforced calls for Guyanese legislators to amend the draft Cybercrime Bill, which it said could have a damaging effect on press freedom.In a letter dated June 7, 2018 to Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, the RSF outlined its concerns with the legislation.Only last month, Guyana joined the world to observe World Press Freedom Day under the theme: “Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and the Rule of Law”.However, the observance came at a time when many feel press freedom and freedom of expression in Guyana are being threatened by sections of the proposed Cybercrime legislation, such as penalising whistle-blowers,Attorney General Basil Williamsinstitutionalisation of criminal defamation, and sedition clauses.While the Guyanese Government has a legitimate interest in regulating the internet to ensure certain criminal activity—such as computer fraud, identity theft, and child pornography—do not take place, RSF is concerned with several provisions of this proposed legislation that could have a deterrent effect on journalists’ reporting.For example, Section 9 criminalises receiving data; one is not “authorised” to receive, regardless of whether that person knows the data was obtained by “unauthorised” means from the sender.This could pose a threat to press freedom if used to penalise journalists for publishing reports based on information from confidential sources. Equally alarming, Section 18 allows officials to prosecute online speech they believe to excite “disaffection” toward the Government, and without a clear definition of “disaffection,” the range of punishable speech is effectively unlimited.Even worse, it could create a significant liability risk for journalists publishing articles that may be deemed critical of the state, the media watchdog pointed out.“RSF has sent this letter to Prime Minister Nagamootoo because, as it exists, the proposed cybercrime legislation could have a serious chilling effect on press freedom in Guyana,” said Margaux Ewen, RSF’s North America Director.“Provisions like Section 18, the sedition clause, could pose significant risks for journalists publishing articles that may be deemed critical of the state or Government officials, especially given the clause’s vague and subjective language”, Ewen added.According to the organisation, these provisions are all the more dangerous because the Bill provides for wide-ranging jurisdiction, and gives the Police and judicial authorities broad authority to access the personal data of those under investigation.Section 37, for example, gives broad authority to a judge to “remove, or disable access to” user-generated content hosted or stored on their services; while Section 38 authorises the use of remote forensic tools to intercept private data.When reviewed alongside the potential harm provisions like Section 9 or 18 may have on journalistic activities, it is clear that the Cybercrime Bill must be amended to include exemptions that allow reporting to continue to flourish in Guyana.Guyana ranks 55th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. The Guyana Press Association (GPA) had said that this improved ranking came amidst “significant hurdles” yet to be overcome. These include: the removal of existing criminal defamation laws in line with globally accepted standards; the deletion of offending sections in the Cybercrime Bill that could result in further entrenchment of criminal defamation; the amendment to the Broadcasting Act to remove direct intervention in the programming schedule of radio and television stations, except in cases of emergency; political interference in the state-owned and privately-owned media by Government and the Opposition.last_img read more

Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City in the FA Cup: official live stream on talkSPORT

first_img talkSPORT live from White Hart Lane 1 Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City in the FA Cup third round is live on talkSPORT on January 10 2016.Join commentator Jim Proudfoot as he brings you coverage of Spurs v the Foxes live from White Hart Lane.Can the Lilywhites take a step closer to their first FA Cup success since 1991, or will Leicester repeat their feat of a year ago and knock Tottenham out of the cup?Tune in on talkSPORT, here: Tottenham v Leicester City live stream on talkSPORTlast_img

VIDEO: Watch Wayne Rooney’s best ever goals for Manchester United

first_imgWayne Rooney is set to take part in his testimonial on Wedneday evening, taking on boyhood club Everton at Old Trafford.And to celebrate the glorious career of the 30-year-old, we take a look at some of his best ever goals – and there have been some stunners.Whether the bicycle kick against Manchester City or the thundering volley against Newcastle, Rooney has enjoyed over a decade of scoring screamers and winning silverware.His career might be fading now, with no clear role under Jose Mourinho this season, but today is the day to celebrate Rooney as one of England’s greatest ever footballers.Watch his best goals above, and decide your favourite…last_img read more

ID badges required by school

first_imgLANCASTER – Lancaster High School students will be required next school year to wear photo identification badges to make it easier for school staff members to identify outsiders. Lancaster High students already get ID cards but are not required to wear them. “With 3,300 kids, we are not going to know everyone by name,” said Principal Cheri Kreitz. “This identifies people who shouldn’t be on campus and people who should be. We just want to make sure who is on our campus belongs on campus and has a reason to be there.” Antelope Valley Union High School District officials also are looking into whether to require students at other schools to wear photo identification badges. The particulars haven’t been worked out yet, but students will probably be required to wear their IDs on a lanyard or pinned to their collar so it is above the waist and visible. If they forget the badge, they would be charged maybe $1 to get a temporary one for that day. If they lose it, they would be charged a nominal fee for a replacement. In the Long Beach Unified School District, the policy of requiring students to wear ID badges started at one school two years ago and now is in effect at all six high schools. “It was seen as another way to improve safety and to improve the climate on campus. We have rather large schools, upwards of 3,000 to 4,000 students, depending on the school,” spokesman Chris Eftychiou said. “It was a way to make certain that we know who is supposed to be on campus and who is not, and it also helps to eliminate the anonymity that can come with such a large school.” At the school that piloted the program, teachers began to greet students by name as they entered the classroom. “It makes for a more personalized learning environment,” Eftychiou said. “At the same time, if there is any student who is thinking of behaving poorly, they have to think twice when everybody knows who they are.” The Long Beach cards have a photograph of the student, his or her grade level, and the period schedule for that grade level. Each morning, staff members check to see whether students have their IDs; if they don’t, they are issued temporary ones. If they lose it, they are charged a nominal fee to get a new one, Eftychiou said. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “The board asked us to look into it, research the cost and how do we do that,” said Barbara Willibrand, assistant superintendent of student services. “We are looking into that and will go back to the board with proposals.” The district had contemplated a photo ID policy in 1998, but some trustees thought such a policy was unenforceable and preferred requiring school uniforms instead. Lancaster High officials started discussing student ID badges after a vice principal read last fall about a school in Garden Grove that has such a program. Then a trustee mentioned that schools in Long Beach do it. Kreitz said she has discussed the plan with members of the school’s parent committee and they favor the idea. Administrative staff members also are supportive. “We do have people who come on campus who don’t belong here. They come in, they are cousins, friends, relatives, and sometimes they come and cause problems,” Kreitz said. last_img read more


first_imgA 28 year old Letterkenny man caught with €1,600 of cocaine when Gardai raided his father’s home has escaped a jail sentence.Judge KellyRonan McBride appeared at Letterkenny District Court this morning having pleaded guilty to the possession of the drugs. The court was told that officers from the Garda Drugs Squad called to the address at 10 Kilbracken, Gortlee but there was nobody there.They entered the premises and while searching it, McBride returned.As the searched progressed they uncovered two mobile phones and also a quantity of cocaine in various bags in McBride’s jacket which was hanging on the bannisters of the stairs.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said the man’s father was well-known and respected in the community and did not know of his son’s use of drugs.The court was told McBride had an Honours Degree in Journalism and now had a four year old child.He said his client had no intention of selling the cocaine but had planned to give it to his friends.He had bought such a large quantity of the drug because he felt it was more dangerous to but it in smaller amounts.The court was told his actions had been most unhelpful to his family’s reputation.McBride had attended Whiteoaks Treatment Centre for an addiction to alcohol and was now attending Northlands in Derry.Solicitor Frank Dorrian said McBride’s mother and father were horrified after discovering what their son was at.Judge Paul Kelly was told that a test taken by McBride on March 14th last proved clear.Judge Kelly sentenced McBride to 180 hours community service for on a charge of Section 15 of the Misuse of Drugs Act and fined him €250 for Section 3 of the same act.However Judge Kelly warned McBride that he would go straight to jail if he came before him again on drugs charges.MAN CAUGHT WITH COCAINE HAUL ESCAPES JAIL was last modified: March 21st, 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:cocaineJudge Paul KellyletterkennyRonan McBridelast_img read more

FEE AGREED! Mohamed Salah set for Liverpool medical on Thursday

first_img The Egyptian international moved a step closer to sealing his switch to Anfield Roma winger Mohamed Salah is to undergo a medical at Liverpool on Thursday after the clubs agreed a €39million fee.It is understood negotiations have been finalised but, somewhat bizarrely, it is not yet known whether the transfer will break the club-record £35m the Reds paid Newcastle for striker Andy Carroll in January 2011.That will depend on the exchange rate at the time the deal is formally concluded: €39m currently equates to about £34.3m.Liverpool had an initial offer of £28million for the 25-year-old rejected earlier this month, but they have now come to a settlement having continued negotiations with the Serie A club.The Premier League outfit have landed Salah at the second attempt as three years ago they were outbid by Chelsea, with the winger moving to Stamford Bridge for £11million from Basle.That move did not work out for him and, after loan spells at Fiorentina and Roma, he joined the latter for £13million last summer.The pacy attacker scored 15 Serie A goals last season – making it 29 league goals in two years – and provided 11 assists as Roma finished second, behind Juventus.It is understood the agreed fee is inclusive of all add-on incentives attached to the deal. 1last_img read more


first_imgRed Hughs GAA NotesSenior MenThe lads had a hard fought victory over Na Rossa in the championship on Saturday evening. It now sees them in a strong position with two out of two victories to start their championship group stage. The final score was Red Hughs 0-10 Na Rossa 0-6 well done lads.Under 21’sThe under 21s had a good result v Lifford in the Under 21 championship tonight. Missing a few key players the lads that stepped in did themselves justice and will be hard to push out. An excellent defensive performance from all the team. A spread of scores throughout the team which was good to see. Overall a wee bit careless in front of goal but they got the result. The final score Was Red Hughs 1-13 Lifford 1-5Team and Scorers. Luke Kelly, Alan McConnell (0-02), Jason Dullaghan, Micheal Devine, Shane McGlinchey, Colm Melaugh (0.04), Calvin Bradley(C) (0-3), Pauric McMenamin (0-1), Dylan Irwin, Ronan Gallen, Cathal Doherty, Shane Gallagher, Shane Gallen, Thomas McMenamin (VC) (0-01), Shane McGuire, Micheal McColgan, Justin Browne, Justin McBride (0-01), James Carlin, Denim Rowan (1-01), Fintain Muldoon, Conor Gallen, Corey Gallagher Senior LadiesWell done to the Red Hughs Ladies and their manager who won their Championship game away to Convoy on Wednesday night, on a scorline of 0-9 to 0-7. A very hard fought game played in the blistering heat, the girls never gave up and worked hard right up to the final whistle.Thanks to all the supporters who came down 2 the Centre of Excellence 2 shout the girls on. The 2nd leg will be played at home date & time 2 be confirmed.Minor BoardUnder 13 BoysThe young lads play their first game of the league away to Downings on Wednesday evening throw in 7.30pm. Good luck to the boys and management Under 16 BoysLost out in the division 2 quarter final to a very strong Glenswilly side on Monday evening. Unlucky lads heads up now for the championship.Under 16 GirlsThe girls suffered defeat against a very strong Burt team at home last Tuesday evening. But they never gave up and played with heart until the final whistle. Their next game is at home V Convoy this Tuesday at 6.30pmMinorsThe lads play their final game of the group stages in the championship away to St Eunans B next Monday the 4th of August in O Donnell Park Throw in 7.30pmMinor training on Friday evening at 7.30pmLocal LeagueThanks to everyone who helped throughout the league Managers, referees any anyone who helped set up pitches etc. To the tea ladies who made the tea and parents who brought sandwiches, home baking biscuits etc It was an unbelievable success and all the kids enjoyed every second of it. It’s all about taking part and being part of a team win lose or draw. Well done to all the kids who played they are surely the stars of the future.We also had a our own Club Camp last Thursday and Friday. It was once again a great success with over 100 kids coming out to enjoy the fun in the sun. A huge thank you to everyone who gave up their spare time to help out at the camp.Lotto & 100+ Club ResultsNumbers drawn 3,8,7,4,1,2,6,5There was no Winning sequence Lucky dip winner was Shauna Ryan Ard Mc Cool Receives €30Next weeks jackpot is €4,225100+ Club winner was Katie Callaghan Bahenbuoy receives €100GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS EARN GREAT WIN OVER NA ROSSA IN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: July 29th, 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:GAANoticesRED HUGHS.Sportlast_img read more


first_imgMARY WALSHThe death has taken place at Rivercourt Nursing Home, Watford, England of Margaret Mary Walsh, nee Gallagher, formerly of Common, Ardara. Requiem Mass on Thursday April 19th in Holy Rood Roman Catholic Church at 2.45pm, followed by cremation at West Hertfordshire crematorium.DONAL MCGINTY The death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of Donal McGinty, Letterhillue, Cloghan. Removal from McCool’s Chapel of Rest, Naveny Car Park, Ballybofey today at 4pm, going to his late residence. Funeral from there on Friday at 10.15am for 11am Requiem Mass in the Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Glenfin, followed by interment in Glenfin Cemetery. Family flowers only please. The House is Private to family and neighbours only, at the request of the deceased.PATRICIA HEALYThe death has taken place at Dungloe District Hospital of Patricia Healy, Meenbanad, Burtonport. Her remains will leave Mc Glynn’s Funeral Home, Chapel Road, Dungloe, today to arrive at St Mary’s Church, Kincasslagh at 7pm.  Funeral Mass there tomorrow, Thursday, at 11am, followed by interment in Belcruit cemetery. Her home is strictly private please.DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2012 was last modified: April 11th, 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:2012APRIL 11DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR WEDNESDAYlast_img read more