Amidst calls for Government to rethink its decision not to grant toll increases to the Berbice Bridge Company Incorporated (BBCI), Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson has declared that Government will not, under any circumstance, allow the draconian increases being proposed by the BBCI.Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson“The Government’s position remains the same. We think that the proposed cost by the Berbice Bridge Company Incorporated (BBCI) is way in excess (of reasonableness), and would be burdensome to the citizens of Berbice in Regions Five and Six,” Patterson has said.In a Department of Public Information report, Minister Patterson further added, “We are not — at this time or at any time at all — contemplating raising the tolls to those levels: 300 percent! We obviously will continue to engage the BBCI for alternative solutions, save and except passing it on to the consumers.”Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes has said the Berbice Bridge was badly conceptualised and is doomed to failure. He says the bridge also stands at an inappropriate location.“The Berbice Bridge was (always) a financial disaster. The numbers never added up, they still do not add up. They want to carry the fares up, it becomes a political issue; but the reality for us in Guyana is (that), had we initially run the numbers, the bridge wouldn’t be located where it is today; it would be located down the river, where it was narrower and more feasible… If we had really run the numbers, we would have ended up with a permanent, fixed-span bridge rather than a floating bridge,” Hughes has said.Both Minister Patterson and Attorney-at-Law Hughes were present at the National Toshaos Council’s 12th Annual Conference being hosted at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre under the theme “Preserving Our Past, Protecting Our Future”.BBCI Chairman Dr. Surendra Persaud recently called on Government to allow the company to increase its tolls to keep the Berbice Bridge afloat. The bridge was constructed under a Build, Own, Operate and Transfer (BOOT) scheme, a public-private partnership venture.Construction of this bridge under the Bharrat Jagdeo Administration was heavily criticised, because a few private investors were allowed almost total control of the bridge although they had invested only a fraction of the almost Gy$9.5 billion (US$45 million) used to build it. The Government of Guyana is the bridge’s largest investor, but can take control only after 20 years.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast BC/Yukon Trackers will be playing their first games of the Northern Alberta Midget Hockey League season on home ice this weekend.The Trackers will be hosting the Leduc Roughnecks in their home opener tomorrow afternoon, before taking to the ice once again on Sunday morning to face the Strathcona ACT Warriors.Head coach David Johnston says that the team learned a number of valuable lessons last weekend when they went 2-and-2 at the Kamloops International Thanksgiving Midget Tier 1 tournament. Johnston says that though the Trackers had a defensive collapse in the third period of their fourth game last weekend that cost them the win, the team has been improving immensely in the defensive zone during practice this week.- Advertisement -The puck drops for the Trackers home opener tomorrow afternoon at 1:45, and again on Sunday at 10:00.
Donegal Hurling League Game:Unfortunately the Hurlers opened their league campaign with a defeat away to Mayo. The lads really put in a fightback but just fell short in the end on a score line of 1.14 to 0.13. Ciaran Matthewson notched up 5 points and Lee Henderson (0.01) and Paddy Hannigan were our other representatives.Under-16 Presentations:The club is holding presentations for the Under-16 Hurlers, Footballers and Camogie players who had success last season. The presentation will take place at the club house on Friday night with an 8.30pm start. We’d encourage as many parents to attend.Registration:The club are holding a registration night on Friday the 19th of February from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Club membership forms for Juvenile, Adult and Family are also available from all club coaches/managers and to download from our website (www.seanmaccumhaill.com). The rates are as follows: Juvenile/student is €20, Adult is €30 and family membership is €80 (2 adults and 2 plus children). Registration is extremely important and non-registration will result in your child not being insured and unable to train or play for the club so please register them. New players are more than welcome. The club will also hold additional registration nights to ensure compliance.Bingo:The Bingo takes place in Jackson’s Hotel on Sunday night with an 8.30pm start for the next 2 weeks. The Snowball jackpot is €9,000 for 45 numbers or less. All are very welcome.Lotto Results:There was no winner of this week’s Lotto. The numbers drawn were 7, 15, 21 and 22. There were 3 match three winners: Mary Doherty c/o Alan Martin, Dylan & Clara Dunnion, Patricia Gallagher, Letterkenny who all receive €50. This week’s jackpot is a massive €9,000 and Shane McNulty’s team is selling. The club are asking for people to help out by selling lotto’s. This would involve helping to sell 1 week out of every 7 or 8 depending on the amount of teams formed. This is an important source of funding for the club and a great way to help get involved with your club. All help available would be greatly appreciated. If interested please contact Terry O’Reilly on 086 609 5347.Training Schedule:New players to all teams are more than welcome. Training takes place at the club unless otherwise specified. If there is a change of time/location it will be noted on Facebook or sent via text from the team manager. Training will cost €2 once a week, and all players must have their membership paid. Please bring gum shield/helmet and a bottle of water.Training for the following teams is now taking place:Camogie takes place at 5.00pm on Monday and 6pm on Wednesday.Minor Boys Football is at 6.00pm on Monday and Friday from 7.00 to 8.00pm.Under-12 Boys football is at 7.00pm on Wednesday.Under-14 Girls football is at 6.00pm on Thursday.Under-16 Boy’s Football is at 5.30 to 6.45 on Friday.Hurling for Under-8s and Under-10s and Under-14 Camogie is on Sunday at 12.30pm to 2.00pm.Club Shop:The club has club crested shorts, socks, bags and bobble hats for a range of age groups. If anything is needed please get in contact at 087 623 6599. We have approved small sized hurling helmets in club colours with crest now half price at €55.Donegal Yearbook:The Donegal yearbook is now on sale. Please contact Eugene Gallagher on 086 609 8801 for a copy. This is a great book to have to look back on all the events of 2015 filled with pictures and info on each club. Book priced at €12.MAC CUMHAILLS STAR CIARAN MATTHEWSON SCORES FIVE POINTS – BUT DONEGAL HURLERS LOSE OUT was last modified: February 15th, 2016 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:GAAMac CumhaillsSport
silverware Rosenior will now join Brighton’s coaching staff as well as working as a television pundit.“To the managers, coaches, players, backroom staff and supporters of every club I have had the good fortune to represent, I sincerely thank you for the lessons, happiness, memories and incredible support I have received in my career,” Rosenior wrote on Twitter.Rosenior started his career at Bristol City, for whom father Leroy also played, before spells with Fulham, Torquay, Reading and Ipswich. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT revealed gameday cracker The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 It’s a sad day for any professional footballer when the time comes to stop playing but I’ve enjoyed a long career doing something that I love and I’m now ready and excited to start the next chapter in my life. https://t.co/Fs0e0UQwcu pic.twitter.com/eePsyyzw2q— Liam Rosenior (@rosenior_liam23) July 30, 2018His most successful spell came at Hull, where he made over 160 appearances as the Tigers won promotion to the Premier League, made the FA Cup final and played in Europe.He then joined Brighton, where he saw out his career with another promotion. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Brighton & Hove Albion defender Liam Rosenior, 34, has retired from professional football.The full-back, who won promotion to the Premier League with the likes of Hull and most recent side Brighton in a 16-year career, made close to 450 senior appearances. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update BIG PRESENTS UP TOP How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings NEW ERA latest smart causal Brighton defender Liam Rosenior has retired from professional football and will become a coach at the club. 1 Most Popular Premier League News predicted Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade SORRY Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion ALTERED What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return?
Letterkenny Town Council has promised to get tough on dog-owners who allow their pedigree pooches to poo in public.The council has erected a number of ‘No Dog Fouling’ signs around the town and has promised to fine people who do not obey the laws.Cllr Gerry McMonagle said he wants to see such signs in green areas across the town as the incidence of dog fouling is rampant. “We literally have to clean up our acts. People love their dogs and I have no problem with people out walking in public spaces with their dogs.“But they have to be responsible when it comes to cleaning up after themselves. Dog dirt carries all sorts of disease and it is just not safe to leave it around with children playing in these green areas,” he said.A spokesman for Letterkenny Council said signs have been erected in Ballymacool Park and that it only the first of many to come.“The Council will look to erect further signs in other public areas to inform of the statutory obligations for anyone found or reported for dog fouling in public areas. “Fines for this offence are covered under the Litter Pollution Act 1997 with an on the spot fine of €150 and a maximum fine on summary conviction of €3000,” he warned.EndsLETTERKENNY COUNCIL PROMISES TO GET TO BOTTOM OF DOG FOULING IN PARKS was last modified: June 14th, 2011 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:Dog foulingLetterkenny Town Council
DONEGAL’S Fianna Fail councillors have come up with a novel way of ending rows at council meetings – broadcasting the proceedings live on the internet.In a joint statement, the councillors also hit out at Mayor Noel McBride, from Fine Gael.They said: “It is our view that Donegal County Council can no longer function in its present manner with poor discipline, lack of respect for fellow colleagues during Council meetings, threatening behaviour by members within the chamber being unchallenged, not dealt with by the Mayor almost on a routine basis, lack of respect to members of staff and indeed the total lack of respect to visitors to the Chamber as witnessed at the last meeting with members of the Youth Council. “The Fianna Fáil party has always been to the forefront of local politics in County Donegal and we are now requesting that the above matter is implemented without delay and proper explanations forthcoming prior to any future meeting of the Council.”They said it would be “pointless” for political party whips to meet unless everyone accepted that there are issues.The party has proposed that “all future Council meetings be streamed live on the web so that the entire population of the county can witness first hand the conduct of the meetings.”They want that to happen immediately The Fianna Fail group said it was also seeking “clarity” on any decisions reached by the Council and the Mayor after the formal adjournment of the meeting proposed by Cllr Quinn SF and seconded by Cllr Brogan FF at the last meeting.“We are requesting an explanation as to what occurred after the parties withdrew from the meeting subsequent to the adjournment adopted by the Council by resolution. We are also seeking clarity on this matter from the meetings administrator,” said the FF bloc. FIANNA FAIL COUNCILLORS WANT COUNCIL MEETINGS BROADCAST LIVE IN BID TO END ROWS was last modified: March 14th, 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)
Gaeil Fhanada Bord na nOg presentation night in Rossnakill Resource Centre on Sunday was a very special night with special guests County Players Christy Toye and Daniel Mc Laughlin – and of course the Sam Maguire. PICTURE SPECIAL: FANAD GAELS BORD NA nOG PRESENTATION NIGHT was last modified: January 29th, 2013 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:PICTURE SPECIAL: FANAD GAELS BORD NA nOG PRESENTATION NIGHT
My spiritual rebirth took place last week, in a mosque where the high-domed ceilings reverberated with a collective “amen” exhaled as if in meditation. It was preceded by a khutba (sermon) in which the imam called on the faithful to celebrate the blessing of three faiths united by the serendipitous confluence of the start of Ramadan, the arrival of Rosh Hashanah and the feast of St. Francis. Except the mosque was a church, and the imam was a reverend, and the congregants were singing hymns. A few days ahead of the start of Ramadan, I found myself racing to All Saints Church in Pasadena, to offer a Muslim prayer of peace to the congregation of Catholic worshippers gathered there. I was invited to participate in the Sunday Mass by Rev. Ed Bacon, whose sermon reflected on the “October surprise” that had wondrously presented the opportunity for us to each pray for the renewal of our souls, and to reassert our responsibility to spread the spirit of mercy to all people. Ramadan began last week, and I have to admit it has been difficult to muster my usual anticipation for its opportunity for self-purification. I have feared that I would not be able to find the solitude necessary to achieve its goal of self-reflection and self-renewal. I have feared that the incessant barrage of deprivation, conflict and fear in the world would drown out the quiet space inside me I seek to re-awaken. But as I sat in the pew at church, the organ of my heart was in need of a good tuning in order to find that perfect pitch of serenity so integral to hearing God’s message during these 30 reverent days. In the moment that the richly layered voice of the choir bounced off that high ceiling, I felt it pierce through my hardened heart. I did not expect that my preparation for Ramadan would take place in a church. Perhaps it happened this way because I have grown accustomed to the rituals of my own Muslim congregational prayers. I have stood and bowed reverently, expectantly waiting for the moment that my heart will burst open with new love and focus. Perhaps it happened in church because I was not expecting it, and that is why God delivered it from the altar in the form of a pastor who will be fasting alongside Muslims for the fourth time this year. Perhaps hearing the same message I hear in mosques weekly from a different messenger made me reminded me that we are, in fact, all the children of Adam striving for a better world. Muslims consider churches and synagogues, as well as mosques, to be houses of God. Perhaps if we take advantage of our overlapping seasons of reflection this year, and experience God together, we can do as another spiritual leader, Mahatma Gandhi, once extolled: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Edina Lekovic is the communications director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council.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 MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Following the hymns and the sermon, I rose to offer a prayer for our mutual enhanced understanding and to recall God’s promise, a promise which so badly needs to be amplified throughout the world at this perilous moment in human history. Wars cloaked in democracy wage on; huddled masses seek to rebuild their hurricane-ravaged lives; perpetrators of terror wield bombs dipped in their misinterpreted belief that nonbelievers are open prey; and Angelenos struggle just to breathe in the wildfire-induced haze of already smog-filled skies. Against this perilous backdrop, we need now more than ever to hear God’s eternal message: “Verily, those who have attained to faith in this divine writ as well as those who follow the Jewish faith and the Christians and the Sabians – all who believe in God and the Last Day and do righteous deeds – shall have their reward with their Lord; and no fear need they have, and neither shall they grieve” (Quran, 2:62). At that moment, a wave of peace washed over me as I gazed out at the congregation. Moments later, as I once again sat in the pew, one of the church leaders offering communion to the congregants paused when she saw my Jewish counterpart and me. Smiling broadly, she handed the silver tray to an associate as she said, “I have a prayer to offer for you both.” With one hand, she clasped my shoulder and with the other, Craig’s, and she held us three together while she asked God to bless our united journey. I barely heard her words, so focused was I on the energy I felt being transferred through the three of us – a white Jewish man, a black Catholic woman and a European Muslim woman. Tears filled my eyes when she concluded, and I think we all three felt God’s presence in our circle.
Story Links Drake and Missouri State met only once in 2018, scrapping to a scoreless draw in Des Moines. The Bears lead the all-time series 14-12-8. After finishing last season 9-2-6, the Bears were selected to win the MVC in the 2019 preseason poll. Three players – forward Josh Dolling, defender Kyle Hiebert, and defender Ben Stroud – earned preseason All-MVC honors. Missouri State rolled over Bradley, 3-0, in their last match to remain unbeaten this season. Scouting Missouri State Missouri State has yet to concede in the second half this year, so it’s important for Drake to come out of the gates aggressively come Sunday. Print Friendly Version Live Stats Live stats and a live stream will be available for Sunday’s match, and links can be found on www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com. Drake seeks to continue its winning ways after besting Evansville, 1-0, on Wednesday at Cownie Soccer Complex. Erik Fahner’s penalty kick in the 16th minute lifted the Bulldogs to victory before the game was called off in the 78th minute due to inclement weather. Goalkeeper Michael Creek patrols the box for the Bears. He has posted impressive numbers this season; three goals allowed, 19 saves, and a .864 save percentage. SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Drake University men’s soccer team travels south on Sunday for a 1 p.m. kickoff against No. 14 Missouri State. The Bears are a perfect 10-0 overall and 4-0 in Missouri Valley Conference play this season. Live Stream Dolling posted MVC bests with 10 goals and 23 points in 2018 en route to being named first-team all-conference and second-team all-region. His five goals and 13 points this season rank second for the Bears. The Bears have enjoyed success on both ends of the field, scoring an average of 2.4 goals per game while allowing just 0.3 goals per contest. Missouri State runs a monopoly on shot attempts, firing 130 of their own while opponents have mustered only 62. Hiebert and Stroud anchor Missouri State’s backline, a unit that enabled the Bears to lead the MVC in fewest goals allowed (13) and goals against average (0.70) a season ago. They were both named to the All-MVC second team in addition to garnering all-region recognition for their efforts. Senior forward Matthew Bentley leads the Bears with six goals and 15 points to this point in the season. Midfielders Ian Jones and Stuart Wilkin have each added three goals, and midfielder Jack Benton has notched a team-high four assists.