T&T PM for State visit on September 19, 20

first_imgPrime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, the Honourable Dr Keith Rowley, is scheduled to visit Guyana on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 September, 2018.According to the Department of Public Information (DPI), during his visit, Prime Minister Rowley and President David Granger will discuss a wide range of matters of interest to both States, including energy sector cooperation, agriculture and security. Their meeting will be followed by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Energy Sector Cooperation between Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago.The non-binding MoU will outline a number of sector-specific areas of possible cooperation between the two countries, and will be publicised after it has been signed.Five ministers of the Trinidad and Tobago Government are expected to accompany their Prime Minister on his visit to Guyana.This working visit is part of ongoing efforts to foster greater dialogue aimed at strengthening bilateral cooperation between the two Caricom member States.last_img read more

Germany ‘played very badly’ in Mexico loss – Loew

first_img“In the first half we played very badly,” Loew said. “We weren’t able to impose our usual way of playing, our attacking and passing was not effective.”“In the second half we pressed more but Mexico dropped back,” he added.“We had a couple of shots on goal but somehow it seemed jinxed, the ball wouldn’t go in and sometimes we didn’t keep our cool with our finishing.“Tomorrow we have to look forward and put this behind us.”Germany have never failed to advance beyond the group stage at a World Cup, but Loew’s side must regroup quickly ahead of their next game against Sweden on June 23 in Sochi.“It’s disappointing to have lost the first match. It’s a situation we’re not used to at all. In many previous tournaments we’ve always won the first match but we have to accept it,” Loew said.“There can always be obstacles to overcome and we need to draw conclusions and be much better in the next match.”Germany had won their opening World Cup game at each of the previous seven editions, with their only prior loss in 18 appearances a 2-1 reverse against Algeria at the 1982 finals.“The team has experience dealing with losses. It goes without saying that the next match will be decisive for us, we have to win it.”“We will not change our gameplan. If we play out our ideas then we have players who are able to deliver,” Loew added.“We need to focus on our strong points, which we haven’t been able to do in our last couple of games.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Germany coach Joachim Loew admits his World Cup holders ‘played badly’ © AFP / Yuri CORTEZMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 17 – Germany coach Joachim Loew admitted the reigning World Cup champions were made to pay for a poor first half as they slumped to a 1-0 defeat by Mexico on Sunday.Hirving Lozano scored the only goal after 35 minutes in Moscow as Germany lost their opening game at a World Cup for the first time in 36 years.last_img read more

Whittier High to honor 4 alumni

first_imgWHITTIER – Well-known community leaders Don Jenkins and Marilyn Magness Carroll are among four Whittier High School alumni who will be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame during a fundraiser this weekend. The seventh annual Hall of Fame Dinner is being organized by the school’s Alumni Association and Educational Foundation, which was founded seven years ago to celebrate the school’s centennial. About 150 people are expected to attend the event, which takes place at 5 p.m. Sunday at the Swiss Park Banquet Center, 1905 Workman Mill Road. Aside from honoring alumni, several scholarships will also be given out to current students, organizers said. New to the event this year is a silent auction, which will benefit the association’s scholarship fund. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventJoining Jenkins (Class of 1949) and Carroll (Class of 1971) as new Hall of Fame inductees are Christian Markey (Class of 1947) and the late Richard Newton (Class of 1944). They were chosen for their outstanding records of school and community involvement and exceptional professional achievement, officials said. “I’m sure there are people who are far more noble than I am, but I’m really very humbled by this honor,” said Jenkins, a longtime local professor, former city employee, Rio Hondo College trustee, and YMCA activist. “My years at Whittier High were not remarkable because it was only as a sophomore in college that I discovered what academics were about,” Jenkins said. Three main scholarships totaling $4,000 will be awarded to graduating seniors. Another scholarship named after alumnus Henry J. Kilinski, who died last year in the Metrolink commuter train accident in Glendale, will be awarded to a student athlete. Two other awards will be presented to next year’s Whittier High Nixon Scholars. They are selected by a panel of school and community leaders to conduct projects during their senior year on the life of former President Richard Nixon, who graduated from Whittier High. A Teacher of the Year will also be named and will receive $1,000, Lopez said. Tickets are $75 per person, and proceeds will go toward scholarships or other programs, activities and services at Whittier High. Reservations are required and are available by calling (562) 698-8121, Ext. 2010. For more information, call Alumni Association President Jan Lopez at (562) 696-3740. tracy.garcia@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want 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

GOLF NEWS: MONICA MC DONAGH ON TOP FORM AT BARNHILL

first_imgLETTERKENNY LADIES GOLFThe Ladies Club would like to wish Captain, Catherine- Cooke Harkin a very enjoyable and successful captain’s week. A very popular captain, she is looking forward to a good week, fine weather and lots of golf for the members.On Saturday, 16th Aug. the ladies play in Day 2 of Captain Catherine’s prize with the aggregate of Day 1 on Tuesday 12thth competition and Day 2 producing the winning score. There are many prizes to be won from the main competition and from the following competitions during Captain’s week. On Thursday, 14th, there is a step aside scramble with glitz and glamour the theme and beginners are especially invited. Friday is the traditional mixed foursomes. There is also a non qualifiers section, so plenty of golf for all categories.On Sunday17th and Monday18th, Lady Captain’s prize to the juniors will be played.Currently, the junior boys and girls are playing their matchplay competitions.Lady Captain Catherine is also the Junior Convenor and takes this workload in her stride alongside her role as Lady Captain. She also travelled to Temple Patrick in Belfast on Sunday to support the Junior Team, captained by Marian O’ Sullivan, who was narrowly beaten by Malone Golf Club.The panel of players were, Tracy Spence, Veronica Mc Ateer, Angela Bradley, Mary Murray, Cynthia Furey and Anne Cannon. They have enjoyed very competitive matches and are to be congratulated on reaching the Ulster semi final of the competition in only their second year of entering. The August Medal winner was Celine Bradley. 72net, Runner Up, Pauline Curley, 74net and 3rd was Tracy Spence, 76net. These medal winners along with next best 7 scores played in Lady Captain’s shoot out last Friday in glorious sunshine. The players and supporters, dressed in Lady Captain’s County Galway colours were an impressive sight on the first fairway. The golf was a very high standard with many ladies needing tie breakers to continue or not to the next hole. The final 4 players of Veronica Mc Ateer, Jackie Ireland, Angela Kilgallen and Sandra McMonagle played great golf but alas there can be only one winner. Angela Kilgallen, who played superbly for 9 Holes, making no mistakes, was faced with a downhill putt on the 12th green to make par. Sandra Mc Monagle, with a drive and a pitching wedge to reach the 12 th green had the comfort of 2 putts to make par, making her the winner in a very friendly and competitive shoot out. No doubt, this will become an annual event in Lady Captain’s week.Last Thursday, the 18 Hole Club Competition was won by Monica Mc Donagh with 37pts. Two players on the Junior Team played in the final of the Ladies Matchplay last Thursday, Marian O Sullivan and Mary Murray. The match went to the 20th Hole to reach an outcome; again such is the high standard of golf that we have come to expect from Letterkenny Ladies. A birdie putt on the 20th hole secured victory for Marian O Sullivan. Congratulations to both players for reaching the final.Lady Captain, Catherine would like to wish the ladies good luck for her prize and for the competitions this week and she is looking forward to a great night on Saturday. GOLF NEWS: MONICA MC DONAGH ON TOP FORM AT BARNHILL was last modified: August 12th, 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:golfletterkennyNoticesSportlast_img read more

EXCLUSIVE: €12,155,182 LOTTO WINNER FROM BUNDORAN

first_imgOne lucky punter in Bundoran is €12,155,282 richer, following an incredible National Lottery jackpot win. It has been confirmed that last night’s winning lottery ticket was purchased in McGovern’s American House shop in Bundoran.Lotto headquarters say the winning ticket was a €12 quickpick and that the winner has yet to come forward. The winning numbers were 13, 14, 24, 31, 35 and 43.The bonus number – not needed in this case of course – was 21.Many shops in the county commented on the record sales on Lotto tickets yesterday, as more people played the game hoping to win the massive jackpot.To whoever has won it, well done, and the drinks are on you!! 🙂  EXCLUSIVE: €12,155,182 LOTTO WINNER FROM BUNDORAN was last modified: June 6th, 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:Home-page Newslotto winnernewslast_img read more

Huge boost for Cooperate League as MTN Uganda earmarks UGX18 to push tournament

first_imgMTN Uganda has allocated UGX 18m to boost cooperate league tournament. (PHOTO/Courtesy)KAMPALA —Telecommunications giant, MTN has announced UGX18M contribution towards the 8th outing of the Corporate League happening on Sunday September 28 at Kyambogo.At this month’s Corporate league outing, there will be football group games, Volleyball games from round of 32 to finish, Tag of war and short fun races among others.Julius Ikwete, the current team manager MTN Corporate league team said that; MTN has always supported and been part of corporate league.Through sports activities such as Corporate League, he said that MTN Uganda strives to connect and unite people.For customers who cannot make it to Kyambogo, there will be select matches that will air on BBS TV.He also added that; “There will be discounts through #MTNMoMoPay for customers who buy drinks and eats and other services.”“We hope to have a brighter Corporate League day on Sunday,” Julius concluded.The event usually brings several employees from different corporate companies to engage in several sporting activities.At least 70 companies confirmed taking part in 2019 tournament.These compete in a number of sporting events include Basketball, Volleyball, swimming, athletics, Netball, football among others.Comments Tags: Bugolobi KyambogoCooprate leagueMTN ugandatoplast_img read more

Liverpool star ‘can beat any player in this league’ says defender Toure

first_imgLiverpool defender Kolo Toure has hailed Raheem Sterling following the Harlesden teenager’s recent performances. The 19-year-old has gone from strength to strength this season and has made nine consecutive starts for Brendan Rodgers’ side.Sterling has been touted as a strong contender for England’s World Cup squad, particularly as Arsenal’s Theo Walcott has been ruled out of the tournament with a knee injury.“For me at the moment Raheem is one of the best players in our team,” Toure told the Liverpool Echo.“He can beat any player in this league with his pace and skill. He’s very strong and compact. He works so hard for the team and this boy certainly has a very bright future.“He’s playing more games now and when you play a number of games in a row you get a lot of confidence. For a young player like that to be playing at that level is amazing.”See also:Sterling assured over Liverpool role Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Warriors’ Rick Barry, Jamaal Wilkes, Clifford Ray share what made Oakland fanbase unique

first_imgOAKLAND – For a moment, Rick Barry feared for his life.The Warriors had won the 1975 NBA championship over the former Washington Bullets, and had landed in Oakland after an oversized crowd at San Francisco International Airport forced them to change their travel itinerary. When Barry and his teammates took a cab from Oakland to San Francisco to greet those fans, other Warriors fans almost prevented them from doing so.“They jumped up on top of the cabs. The roof of the cab I was in was …last_img

Short-Term Flings at Saturn’s Rings

first_imgThe Saturn system is assumed to be 4.5 billion years old like the rest of the solar system.  What mean the delicate dances of ring particles that have been observed by Cassini lately?  One would think moons and particles had pretty much settled into a stable old age by now, but no: some things change on a daily basis, and Cassini’s cameras are catching the action.  The question is, how long can this go on?  Is the dance marathon at Saturn setting new records?    A Cassini press release shows gouges in the narrow F-ring that scientists say are evidence of a collision.  And just a couple of days earlier, another Cassini press release published pictures of delicate ring arcs among two of Saturn’s small moons, Anthe and Methone.  “This is further evidence that most of the planet’s small, inner moons orbit within partial or complete rings,” the article says.  Are they exceptions to a rule of stability and senescence?  No again; “The intricate relationships between these ring arcs and the moons are just one of many such mechanisms that exist in the Saturn system.”Update 09/18/2008: Another Cassini press release shows the G-ring arc rounding the ansa.  The article describes the destructive processes at work: “Micrometeoroids collide with the large particles, releasing smaller, dust-sized particles that brighten the arc.  The plasma in the giant planet’s magnetic field sweeps through this arc continually, dragging out the fine particles and creating the G ring.”Notice how rarely the scientists ever address the age question.  It seems hard to believe that interactions this delicate and dynamic could persist for billions of years.  Before spacecraft got there, scientists expected things to be simple and stable and old.  Things like ring arcs, thousands of ringlets, ring spokes and ring collisions caught them by complete surprise.  Why are they silent on the question about whether such phenomena could last that long?  As with biological evolution, the answers are worded as vague promissory notes: “Understanding these interactions and learning about their origins can help us to make sense of what we are seeing in the Cassini images.”  They need help, all right, especially with sense.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Video: Must watch Tedx Talks of inspiring South African women

first_imgMelissa JavanAmo NgoepeAmo Ngoepe learned the true meaning of the African proverb – “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” – as she traversed the continent over 64 days.Speaking at a Tedx event hosted in Soweto Ngoepe shared stories from her adventure as she travelled from South Africa to Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia.She challenged herself to use nothing but public transport during her journey. For her, it was the best way to learn about each country. It opened her eyes to the warm heart of Africa. Trusting strangers, she learnt, allowed her experience adventures she would never have had otherwise.Watch Ngoepe share her extraordinary story:Dr Kopano Matlwa MabasoDr Kopano Matlwa Mabaso and her partner, Dr Chrystelle Wedi, dream of setting up ultrasound clinics in rural Africa. Their Ona-Matoko-Lako (See Your Baby) project, winner of an Aspen Ideas Award, gives women an opportunity to ‘see their baby’ through free ultrasonography. Her Tedx Talk covered the challenges of bringing antenatal healthcare to communities without water, sanitation, electricity or healthcare.Watch how Mabaso learned to look for light in a dark situation:Deshun DeyselDeysel was the first Black African woman to climb to the peak of Everest. Today, as a motivational speaker, she helps people understand that the size of the challenge facing you does not matter. What does matter is the desire to overcome that challenge. Her Peak Performance Toolkit addresses things like the importance of aspiration, self-mastery, competence and your environment. These areas play a role in your journey to success.Watch and learn from Deysel on how goals can become achievable:Botlhale TshetloTshetlo bought flowers for men she did not know. She paid for a stranger’s car to be washed. She encouraged her daughter to donate her own clothing to an under- privileged child. In challenging herself with 38 random acts of kindness, Tshetlo learned about herself and how to connect with the world around her.Watch Tshetlo talk about her experience:Molly BlankWe should not allow our circumstances to dictate how we lead our lives. This simple lesson is what American filmmaker Molly Blank hoped to teach with her documentary project Schools that Work. She has made South Africa her home. Blank visited 19 schools [for her project] that despite being in disadvantaged communities, students, teachers and parents strived to rise above the challenges and defy stereotypes.Watch scenes out of Molly Black’s video series, and listen to her reasons for undertaking this project:Thulani NdzotyanaWhat would South Africa 2044 be with Thuli Ndzotyana as president? This was the question Ndzotyana tried to answer during her Tedx Talk. The Alexander High School student believes her generation needs to find their own voice to help create the future they see for themselves. As president, she believes, her generation would look past colour. “It will be a South Africa of acceptance, not tolerance. The problem [now] is we continue to rank our differences.”Watch Ndzotyana talk about how she sees South Africa:Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more

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