Re: Invitation to participate in anti-corruption awareness campaign “Corruption is Everybody’s Business”I wish to acknowledge your letter of invitation to the Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo, MP, to participate in a “symbolic” walk against corruption on April 20.The Leader of the Opposition wishes to inform you that he is supportive of any effort that will strengthen the State’s institutional, legal and procedural framework for fighting corruption, in keeping with the Inter-American Convention Against Corruption, the UN Convention Against Corruption and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.However, the Leader of the Opposition will not participate in this “symbolic walk” as it is a mere “smoke screen” to detract from the grossest violations of the constitutional and statutory provisions regarding financial probity, transparency and accountability ever witnessed since independence. Furthermore, he will not participate in such a walk while members and other public officials of successive People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Government have been discriminated against, victimised, and targeted by a State-sponsored witch-hunt on frivolous manufactured charges.The parliamentary Opposition holds firmly to this position, which was reflected in the PPP press release of April 14, 2018, and herein reiterate, that:“after being in office for only three years, the [A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change] APNU/AFC Government can easily be classified as the most corrupt Government in the post-independent English speaking Caribbean. Indeed, its corruption is only surpassed by its incompetence.In three short years it has managed to completely by-pass the public procurement process, mandated by law, and has handed to its cronies and financiers, hundreds of contracts to the value of billions of dollars…”The number of cases of such violations is mounting on a daily basis. Suffice herein to provide a few most notable ones thus far which have cost the Guyanese people billions of dollars to their detriment:-– Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence ordered the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) to purchase $620 million in drugs and pharmaceuticals supplies in 2017 from an identified supplier, without any resort to the procurement process. Then shamelessly and publicly accepted a gift of a freezer from the supplier to store some of these pharmaceuticals. What is worse, the pharmaceuticals were acquired at a cost of over 100 per cent more than their market value. The Finance Minister was forced to produce in the National Assembly the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board’s records of requests for and grants of waivers of the tender process which revealed that the Health Ministry’s request for the waiver was denied yet it went ahead and procured this enormous quantum of pharmaceuticals in blatant disregard of the rule of law.– The now famous contract for the Sussex Street Bond – a mere house – which the Government rents in Albouystown, for GY$14 million per month to store pharmaceuticals, when that same house can only yield a rental of approximately GY$100,000 on the open market. There was no resort to any form of procurement as admitted by Minister George Norton in the National Assembly and for which he was placed before the Privilege Committee; the matter remains pending since 2016! Despite a special Cabinet review team that found that the contract was flawed, and, Minister Harmon stating in 2016 that the Cabinet would reconsider the contract, it remains intact and over GY$300 million thus far has been garnered by the owner in rental. In 2017 the bond was found to contain no pharmaceuticals and medical supplies.– This Government expended over two billion of taxpayers’ dollars in the construction of the Jubilee D’Urban Park facilities and established a Special Purposes Company that was given the responsibility to raise funds and implement major construction works under this project, comprising of a Minister and known members of the People’s National Congress. In 2016/2017 the taxpayers had to pay for the construction of the facilities in time for the 50th anniversary by way of supplementary financial provisions with no disclosure as to the total costs incurred. Again, there was no resort to any form of public procurement. Despite repeated demands, they cannot produce any credible records to the Office of the Auditor General, in relation to this project. This matter was also brought to the attention of the newly appointed constitutional Public Procurement Commission in September 2017 to investigate and no action has been taken.– In September 2017 – the contract for a prefeasibility study for a new Demerara Harbour Bridge was found to have been awarded to a company that did not bid despite there was a public tender where 12 companies bid and one was shortlisted. This procurement breach was also documented to the Public Procurement Commission in the same month and to date, it has taken no action to investigate or rectify the matter.– This Government surreptitiously negotiated a Petroleum Sharing Agreement with ExxonMobil in 2016 and for over a year refused to make it public despite thunderous public pressure. Since December 2017, with the exposure of the Guyana Government agreement with Exxon signed in June 2016, this matter remains the subject of major public debate. The Government’s sale of the country’s newly found oil and natural gas resources for a pittance is a shame on all Guyanese and a stain Guyana will have to endure for decades to come. Even the International Monetary Fund and countless international petroleum watchdog bodies have found this to be a flawed agreement in violation of basic acceptable international standards for first discovery oil countries and have noted that Guyana will be grossly disadvantaged from reaping it’s just rewards.– This is a Government that surreptitiously stashed in a secret bank account, US$18 million, received from ExxonMobil as a signing bonus in 2016 and uttered not a word about it to the public for over a year. In December 2017, the media exposed proof of the US$18 million signature bonus that Government received from Exxon. The funds were put in a Bank of Guyana interest bearing foreign currency account instead of being deposited in the Consolidated Fund as required by the Constitution. This matter has been taken to the courts. The Government continues to refuse to move the monies to the Consolidated Fund to reflect accurately the country’s revenues in compliance with the Constitution.– This Government took 30 months to appoint the Integrity Commission and after three months, the Commission is not functioning. In 2016, this Government defeated a parliamentary Opposition motion calling for all Members of Parliament to make public their Income Tax submissions and their Integrity Commission declarations for the previous 10 years.– The Auditor General’s Annual Report for 2016 found 82 breaches of the Fiscal Management and Accountability Act (FMAA) and 71 breaches of the Procurement Act as shown below:-– The US State Department Report, March 2018, titled, “International Narcotics Control Strategy Report – Volume II,” identifies Government corruption, for the first time in Guyana’ history, as one of the main source of money-laundering. In short, we have a “Government of money-launders.”– This Government secretly paid itself, retroactively, a 100 per cent increase in salary, to July 1, 2015, mere weeks after assuming office.In light of this short list of blatant transgressions by this Government, can one wonder why the parliamentary Opposition, critical national stakeholders and thousands of Guyanese are angry at the audacity of this Government to accuse others of corruption when there is nothing being done to stop this “corruption haemorrhage” undermining the rule of law in our country?The Government manipulates the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and directs the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) to institute fabricated and malicious charges against political opponents and highly qualified professional Guyanese, who have served their country and their people with distinction. The frivolous charges instituted against Dr Ashni Singh and Winston Brassington are simply the most recent, and, we have no doubt others will be made victims of this vindictive and undemocratic regime.In conclusion, the passage of the SARA Act has given you, sir, enormous, in fact, super powers – something we abhor as it is in total contravention to human rights and due process – but sir you have those powers so why have you taken no action as a so-called anti-corruption champion to bring members of the present Government to book? As they say clean your own house so that others can see the light and know you are serious about fighting corruption!You are right, sir, “Corruption is everyone’ business”; we have made it ours, maybe you can demonstrate to the Guyanese people that it is yours.Sincerely,Gail Teixeira, MP,Parliamentary OppositionChief Whip
Dear Editor,Professor Kean Gibson launched yet another attack on Hinduism in her letter titled “Not a ‘misunderstanding of caste’ but how to manage ideology” (December 22, 2019).In this letter, Gibson argued that Hinduism promotes suicide because of reincarnation. According to Gibson, Hindus are more prone to committing suicide since they believe that they will return in another life. The Professor, however, failed to provide any support for her offensive claim.No attempt was made by Gibson to quote the Vedic text(s), which says that a Hindu can commit suicide because reincarnation allows him or her many other opportunities to live. In this information age, finding citation(s) is extremely easy with Google. All Professor Gibson is required to do is type ‘Reincarnation and suicide,’ and she would obtain sufficient material to advance her claim.It is not too late for Gibson to conduct this search, which will direct her to information that will easily falsify her irresponsible claim. For instance, she will find that in the Isavasya Upanishad, it is clearly stated that ‘he who takes his self reaches, after death, the sunless region covered by impenetrable darkness”. She will also find in every Vedic text the concept of Ahimsa, which encourages Hindus to respect all living things, humans, plants, animals. It would be paradoxical for Hinduism to promote respect for every life except self.As an academic, Gibson also failed to provide any empirical evidence to support her claim. There was no mention of any study that proves reincarnation is the cause of suicide. Even if there are studies that show that Hindus commit suicide, I couldn’t find any that provides conclusive evidence that the belief in reincarnation is responsible for Hindus committing suicide in Guyana or any part of the world.Any review of the literature on suicide would reveal that suicide is not limited to any religious group and is caused by factors such as depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsion, neuroticism, pessimism, and death obsession, economic distress, social pressure, family problems, access to lethal means, substance abuse, etc. Given this paucity of research regarding the nexus between reincarnation and suicide, Gibson can fill an important gap in the literature by conducting such a study. I am sure it would make her eligible for the Noble Prize since it would be groundbreaking.The fact is Hinduism does not promote suicide, and reincarnation is not responsible for Hindus committing suicide. While the suicide rate may appear to be correlated with one’s religious belief is does not mean that religious belief causes suicide.There is a major difference between correlation and causation that we teach our students in Introductory Statistics. They are not the same. Variables can be strongly correlated but do not influence each other. In Statistics, we refer to this anomaly as a ‘spurious relationship.’Another irrefutable fact is that reincarnation is meant to give Hindus as many opportunities to reunite with Gods since the supreme personality has infinite mercy and cannot condemn anyone to eternal damnation. Nowhere in the Vedic is scripture reincarnation promoted as an escape from one’s current existence. If Gibson can point me to the scripture that confirms this, I will publicly apologise to her.Sincerely,Sukrishnalall Pasha,Senior Lecturer
Babita Sarjou’s murderThe estranged husband of Babita Sarjou and his accomplice are expected to be arraigned today for the woman’s murder, after her skeletal remains were discovered in the man’s Seaforth Street, Campbellville, Georgetown,Dead: Babita Sarjouyard on Sunday afternoon – six years after she went missing.Anand Narine, the estranged husband, and his accomplice, who were arrested on Saturday, allegedly confessed to the woman’s murder and later led investigators to the spot where they buried her body back in 2010.It was during the search of the identified spot that investigators came upon what appeared to be a shallow grave. Digging further, they found two bones and a short while after, Police found most of the skeletal remains. Pieces of clothing were also found in the grave.Police made the dreadful discovery some two days after taking into custody the woman’s husband and another close friend of hers, after informing her mother, Champa Seonarine that they were reopening the case.The statutory 72-hour detention period without charge expired on Monday, but Police moved to the courts and were able to secure an extension. Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum had earlier revealed that samples of the woman’s remains will be sent to neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago for DNA testing. However, the woman’s relatives were able to identify some belongings found with her remains, including her bag and clothing.Sarjou, 28, mother of a now 10-year-old son, who used to reside at Timehri Public Road, East Bank Demerara, left her desk and computer unattended at work in November 2010, never to return. Her family and the Police had since been searching for the missing woman.In early April, Seonarine, along with officials from the Caribbean American Domestic Violence Awareness (CADVA) organisation, had again petitioned for the case to be reopened. Seonarine said all she needed was some closure. The dead woman’s mother at the beginning of the investigations had voiced her belief that her daughter’s estranged husband had something to do with her disappearance.It was also reported that there were several instances of domestic violence and reports made to both the Kitty and Timehri Police Stations by Sarjou against her husband.In 2010, during the initial investigations, the Police held her husband for questioning for 72 hours and then released him.
However, local golfer Kirby Dreher is currently in Daytona, Fla. attempting to qualify for the LPGA tour. The tournament takes place over five days and 90 holes, where 118 golfers play both the Legends as well as Champions golf courses.- Advertisement -The first 72 holes are played on both courses, while the final 18 holes take place on the Champions course.A cut will take place after 72 holes, where the number of players gets reduced to 70 golfers.Dreher, who currently sits tied for 101st after 2 rounds, shot a 77 on the first day and a 78 today.Only the Top 40 players receive tournament memberships, so Dreher has some catching up to do if she is to qualify for the LPGA. Best of luck Kirby, everyone at home is routing for you.Advertisement Golf is usually a sport that residents of Fort St. John are unable to play in December.
GLENDALE – Facing a double-digit office space vacancy rate and empty storefronts amid a shakeout among national retailers, the city’s downtown seems a few steps behind the more vibrant centers of its neighbors. But city leaders remained bullish Thursday about the future, pointing to new development and businesses they say will spur a renaissance along the main commercial drag of Brand Boulevard. Some are pinning their hopes on Caruso Affiliated’s mixed-use Americana at Brand, a new Embassy Suites hotel and other projects. Also, a new land-use plan is in place that could attract more residential development that city officials believe could encourage activity 24 hours a day. “We are no longer going to be sitting by while they go forward,” said City Councilman Bob Yousefian, addressing some 200 developers and business owners at the Invest in Glendale seminar sponsored by city government. But for city Development Director Phil Lanzafame, opportunity lies just below the surface. He estimated there is demand for 1 million square feet of top-class office space in Los Angeles County, and Glendale is poised to help fill that, with its proximity to Los Angeles and access to public transportation. “There is a lot of demand for space in the general Tri-City area,” he said. “With Pasadena and Burbank pretty full, Glendale has a chance bouncing from that.” In fact, office space vacancy was reduced by 200,000 square feet in the past six weeks, with tenants including HSBC Bank, MetLife and Kaiser Health Care moving to Brand. That leaves the current vacancy rate at roughly 11 percent, Lanzafame said, and he expects a drop to a single digit by midyear. Affordablity is a factor. Rent in Glendale is $2.58 per square foot, behind $3.18 in Pasadena and $3.01 in Burbank. “Countywide, there isn’t much in the way of new office space being developed,” said Jack Kyser, chief economist at the Los Angeles Economic Development Corp. “Glendale could have space available at competitive rates, and that could be an advantage.” As for retail along the downtown corridor, both Kyser and Lanzafame say the market remains strong despite vacancies driven in part by competition among national retailers. Though the Tower Records store closed after its parent filed for bankruptcy, Walgreens has assumed the lease for a drugstore, Lanzafame said. A BJ’s Restaurant & Brewery is preparing to lease the shuttered Chevys storefront. “There is a lot of turmoil there,” Kyser said. “You have companies trying to adjust to an intense environment, and you have landlords jacking up the lease rates. … It doesn’t signify any inherent weakness for Glendale. “When the Americana at Brand opens, you’re going to be drawing a lot of traffic.” Caruso’s $324 million, 15.5-acre development, expected to open in spring 2008, will bring upscale retail and 338 apartments to downtown. Still, the project could cause turnover for retailers and restaurants near the center. “The Americana, being a typical Caruso development, is going to be very user-friendly,” Kyser said. “There is going to be some turnover in the retail (businesses) that are close by. … The suit mart may not make it, and the kebab palace may not make it – that’s sad. These are businesses just trying to make a living. But there will be another place (for) them in the city.” firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “They” meant the cities of Burbank and Pasadena, which in recent years have invested in residential, retail and office projects for their urban cores. At the end of 2006, Glendale had a 16.2 percent vacancy rate for top-class office space, compared with 4.7 percent in Pasadena and 3.6 percent in Burbank, according to commercial real estate firm Grubb & Ellis. Several large retail spaces in Glendale are empty where Tower Records, CompUSA and a restaurant in the Chevys Fresh Mex chain used to do business. Some smaller shops along Brand have closed, with tenants priced out of their spaces. And few people call downtown home, with old zoning making residential development difficult. All these factors contributed to the situation today, according to local developer Roobik Ovanesian. “(Office workers) are there for morning coffee, lunch, and they’re going home,” he said. “When you have a 16 percent office vacancy, you just lost a lot of clients for coffee, lunch and maybe dinner.”
SACRAMENTO – The possibility that food from cloned animals could soon end up on supermarket shelves has sparked a growing controversy in California over safety and whether special labeling should be required. While the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not formally approved the use of cloned animals for food, it issued a preliminary opinion last December indicating it is safe to eat. And that has consumer groups and state lawmakers scrambling to place new regulations on food created from cloning or genetic engineering. “Consumers want to know what they’re feeding their children,” said state Sen. Carole Migden, D-San Francisco. “We don’t like the notion of fake food. We ought to know that our food is fresh and authentic. “I have spent nine years now in this Legislature trying to convince this body that emotional knee-jerk reactions to pseudo-science like this bill represents – and putting a ban on something before the testing is done – is not the way we should be doing public policy,” Aanestad said. “There is no risk. The FDA has said that.” For its part, the farm industry has said it generally does not expect cloned animals to directly be used in food. Instead, the expensive technology would be used in breeding and the offspring of clones would then be used in food. But Migden, consumer groups and other critics of the process think it could be only a year or two before cloned food ends up on the shelves of stores across the country. And they believe that if they cannot ban the practice altogether, at least they can give consumers the knowledge to decide for themselves whether to purchase such products. Migden noted that the FDA has been wrong before in finding certain drugs to be safe and then later recalling them after consumers reported problems. Albert Straus, president of Straus Family Creamery in Marin County, an organic creamery, said cloning also represents a threat to the nation’s food supply and an economic threat to his farm and other organic farmers. If cloned animals are not labeled, he said, they could be used in breeding his dairy cows, rendering them not organic under federal law. “Today we’re facing a major crisis,” Straus said at a hearing on the labeling proposal Wednesday. “Cloning is endangering the American food supply. I’ve been a dairy farmer all my life and I stand here today because cloning poses a threat to the future of my farm.” email@example.com (916) 446-6723160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “And we certainly don’t want to wrestle with moral issues when we’re grocery shopping.” Migden has introduced a bill that would require meat and milk produced from cloned animals to carry a special label identifying it as having a cloned origin. A similar bill also has been introduced by Assemblyman Ira Ruskin, D-Los Altos. But industry representatives say such labels would unnecessarily frighten consumers when studies have indicated that food from cloned animals poses no added risk. “The reason that we are concerned with labeling is it creates unnecessary fear in consumers’ minds,” said Noelle Cremers, a representative of the California Farm Bureau Federation. “Until the industry has an opportunity to educate why we want to use this technology and the value of the technology, we don’t feel that consumers just having a warning label will help them.” Sen. Sam Aanestad, R-Nevada City, called the labeling proposal a “hysterical reaction” based on no evidence.
His versatility has also seen him look increasingly effective on occasion at centre-half, a role he performed so effectively in last weekend’s comfortable 3-1 win over Arsenal.Now Guardiola, who extended Javier Mascherano’s career at Barcelona with a similar positional switch, reckons Fernandinho could benefit from the same move in England.“I think he can play in that position, I am pretty sure,” said City manager Guardiola ahead of Sunday’s match at home to Chelsea, where a win for his side would likely see them leapfrog Liverpool into first place on goal difference, albeit having played one game more, after their title rivals 3-0 victory over Bournemouth on Saturday.“He is fast, he is strong in the air, good going backwards and when he sees the football in front of him, his vision for the pass inside, switch of play is excellent,” the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss explained.“So he is intelligent to go forward or go backwards, so he understands everything. Of course he has to train more at it. I think he can do it, but his position is as a midfield player.”Guardiola appeared to have gambled last week when he left England centre-half John Stones on the bench and played Fernandinho in the heart of City’s defence instead.And he joked that should that ploy fail next time, he knows what reaction he can expect for his selection.“I know what is going to happen, we are going to lose when Fernandinho plays in that position,” he said. “I am a genius, huh?“But I discover a surprise for the opponents doing that and I know what is going to happen,” the Spaniard added. “‘Why do you take a risk and leave £45 million ($58 million, 51 million euros) on the bench when he can play in that position?’ And I know that.”Fernandinho’s contract runs out next year, by which time he will be 35, which has focused Guardiola’s attention on finding his successor, although the City boss admits that is not an easy process.“We have some options and are looking for some options but today it is not easy to find the player and to buy the player so we will see. You know, we spoke many times about that. We are trying to help Fernandinho in that position.”– ‘Fighting to be champions’ –Strong defence: Guardiola is proud of the way City are fighting to retain their Premier League title © AFP / Paul ELLISCity are trying to become the first side side since local rivals Manchester United in 2009 to win back-to-back Premier League titles.Since 2013, the reigning champions has finished an average 25 points behind the next season’s winners and the last three defences have been hugely unsuccessful.Chelsea finished 30 points behind City last season, Leicester were 49 points off first place in 2017 and Chelsea were 31 points adrift a year earlier.“I know, in the last five or six years, the position where the champions were the year after,” said Guardiola. “All of them were out and didn’t have a chance to win the Premier League.“However, we are there. That is what I like the most in this season,” he added.“I say we are in the League Cup final and you are in all the competitions then we are fighting. In the last two seasons, Leicester and Chelsea had no chance, but we are there at the top.“That is what I like the most but if we want to be there until the end.“If we win against Chelsea it will help us and if we win the game, I am sure we will be there again fighting to be champions again.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000In control of his destiny: Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho could extend his career by moving full-time into defence, according to manager Pep Guardiola © AFP / Paul ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 10 – Pep Guardiola believes his brilliant Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho can extend his Manchester City career by moving back to central defence on a permanent basis as he ages.The 33-year-old has been a key figure in the success enjoyed by Guardiola over the past two seasons and in City’s ongoing bid to retain their Premier League title
There will be extra lights in Annagry for Santa this year!Jimmy Duffy’s Annagry Community Notes November 26th-28th SALON VOGUESalon Vogue Hairdressers have relocated from their old premises in the Village to Bunaman Annagry. For more information contact proprietor Patricia Boyle at 0749562731 or 0870558889. TURKEY TROTCalling all fun runners and walkers. Come and join us to help fundraiser for The Old Railway Walk and Dungloe River Walk on Sunday December 7th 2014 at 3pm on the Dungloe River Walk. Registration takes place from 12pm at Dungloe National School. The cost is €5 per person or €10 per family.CRAFT FAIRThe 26th Annual Craft Fair held in Caisleain Óir Annagry will take place on Friday December 5th starting at 8pm. To book a table contact Seamus at 074 9548723 or Caisleain Óir Hotel at 074 9548113. TABLE QUIZA Table Quiz in aid of Rosses Athletic Club will be held in Caisleain Óir Annagry on Wednesday December 3rd starting at 9.30pm sharp! Teams of four,€20 per table.SYMPATHYSympathy of the community is extended to her relatives and friends of Tony McGarvey Meenaleck and Wales and Charlie Murray Australia and Ranafast who died recently.LOTTO There was no winner of the €2540 jackpot in the Naomh Muire Club Lotto for November 17th. The numbers drawn were 6-11-14-21. Marie McGonagle Gort Lois Saide, Jimmy Rodgers Baile Ciarraí,Seamus O Baoill, Rann na Feirste, Dónal Aphie Loch an Iúir, Maura Greene Loch an Iúir matched 3 numbers. The jackpot on October 26th is €2600. If you’re not in, you can’t win!COLLECTIONThe Annual Church Gate collection on behalf of The Donegal Society for Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus will be taken up in Annagry prior to Masses on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November.SCÓR NA NÓG Comhghardeas le Róise Nic Ruáirí a bhí ag deanamh ionaiócht do Fho Chumann C.L.G Naomh Muire i gComortas Aristeoracht, ag an Babhta Ceannais do Scór na nÓg i mBaile Dhún na nGall Dia Domhnaigh. Ionnan nach bhfuar said fríd go Babhtaí Leath Cheannais Uladh bhí sí san dara áit indiaidh an bhuaidhteor as Carndonaigh. Moladh mór tuillte ag an cailín óg seo, agus a stíurthor Bríd Anna.CHRISTMAS LIGHTSThe Annagry Development Committee and Tidy Towns Committee have combined to shed more light on the village by planning the installation of lights over the Christmas period.DD LOCAL: JIMMY DUFFY’S ANNAGRY COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: November 25th, 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:Annagry newsChristmas lights
2 Freddie Ljungberg has returned to Arsenal as their new U23 head coach Arsenal have confirmed the appointment of club legend Freddie Ljungberg as their new Under-23 head coach.The former midfielder played more than 200 matches for the Gunners and won the Premier League twice – including Arsenal’s famous ‘Invincibles’ title win – in a nine-year spell at the club from 1998. ✅ #AFCU15✅ #AFCU19🔜 #AFCU23#WeLoveYouFreddie 🎵 pic.twitter.com/aok01ospoK— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) June 12, 2018Ljungberg joined Arsenal from Halmstad in 1998, and played a prominent role in the north London side’s Premier League and FA Cup double triumph of 2002.He was also part of the Invincibles team which went unbeaten for the 2004 league campaign.The midfielder left Arsenal in 2007 before brief spells at West Ham, Major League Soccer sides Seattle Sounders and Chicago Fire, and Scottish giants Celtic.He hung up his boots in 2012.Ljungberg, who also played 75 times for Sweden, previously coached the Arsenal Under-15 and Under-19 squads.He moved to Wolfsburg as former Arsenal Academy manager Andries Jonker’s number two, but left when Jonker was sacked by the German side after just seven months in charge. Following a short stint as assistant manager at Wolfsburg, the former Sweden international will formally return to Arsenal next month.“I’m delighted to be returning to the club,” Ljungberg, 41, said.“Arsenal has always been a special place for me and I’m really excited at this opportunity to work with our under-23 team.“I look forward to working with the talented young players we have at the club.“I know many of them well and will work hard to help them continue developing and become the best players and people they can be.” 2 Ljungberg spent a six month spell as assistant manager at Wolfsburg Arsenal’s new Academy manager Per Mertesacker said: “It’s great to have Freddie back at the club. He brings great footballing experience and the highest possible levels of enthusiasm, energy and encouragement for our young professionals.“He understands the club’s values and how important it is to give young players the opportunity to grow and develop.“When Freddie left for Wolfsburg it was with the club’s blessing and with a return to Arsenal some day in mind.“Everyone knows Freddie loves the club and we look forward to him developing his career with us.”
SEND YOUR COMMUNITY OR SPORTS NEWS TO: firstname.lastname@example.org and share it with 170,000 people at home and abroad every week.LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTESDanceA dance will take place in the hall on Thurs 13th Dec from 9.00-12midnight. Music by Johnny Haughey and Alec Black. Adm only €7. A greatnight’s entertainment guaranteed. Tea served, all welcome.Drumkeen Youth ClubNo Youth Club this Fri 14th Dec.Our “BIG CHRISTMAS DISCO” is on this Sat 15th Dec in the hall from4:30-6:00pm. All primary school children and younger welcome, lots ofgames and fun things to do, Adm €3. Concession for families, We mayeven have a SPECIAL guest too !!!!!! Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 05th Dec 01, 03, 17, 19. No jackpot winner 2 Match 3Numbers €50 each Mick Quinn, Churchill. Fred c/o Buncrana.Next weeks jackpot €3,700 Tickets from any committee member €2. Goraibh maith agat.St. Mary’s GAABingo in the Hall on Tues at the earlier time of 8.30pm. Lotto results2 with 3 counties Elaine Gallagher &Helen Long Convoy Next WeeksJackpot €2300 Lotto available from any Committee Member.St Marys A.G.M. will take place on Sunday 6th Jan 2013 at 3pm ALLNominations need to be returned to Julia before 6pm on Friday 28thDecember.Blood Transfusion ServiceThe Blood transfusion service will be in Jackson’s Hotel Ballybofey atthe following times.Mon 10th Dec 6.30pm to 9.30pm Tues 11th and Wed 12th Dec 3.00 pm to5.00pm and 7.00pmPlease come along at a time that suits you and bring a friend or twoBlood is urgently needed at this time so please, please come along and donate.Finn Valley AC Jogging GroupThe Finn Valley AC has recently established a Jogging Group whichmeets every Monday night in Convoy opposite Breen’s Bar @ 7p.m.!All welcome! Slimming WorldSlimming World meet every Tuesday in Kees Hotel, Stranorlar at 10am,12 noon, 5.30pm & 7.30pm. New members always welcome. ContactCatherine on 0863962666 for further information.Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on91/34010 or 087 7728608Birthdays, Anniversaries etc.Is there something happening in the area you think should behighlighted or if anyone would like a birthday or anniversarymentioned in the notes, also any photo’s you would like publishedplease feel free to email them to email@example.comDrumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included pleaseEmail firstname.lastname@example.org (Deadline Sun @ 6pm)LOCAL NEWS: AIDAN GUTHRIE’S DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: December 9th, 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:LOCAL NEWS: AIDAN GUTHRIE’S DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTES