With Guyana’s 50th Jubilee celebrations just around the corner, the Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice) Democratic Council (RDC) and the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC) on Monday launched a two-day cleanup project in Linden, slated for April 29 and 30.With the aim of the exercise being to have Lindeners and, by extension, all residents of Region 10 actively be involved in the cleaning of their immediate environment, Deputy Mayor Waneka Arindell said the M&TC would be providing assistance in removing the waste that cannot be burnt or buried. Arindell and Regional Chairman Renis Morian both stressed that while the facilities of the RDC and the M&TC were limited, all efforts would be put in place to ensure full support. The Deputy Mayor is urging residents with a build-up of garbage to make contact with the LM&TC.From left: Region 10 Chairman Renis Morian, Deputy Linden Mayor Waneka Arindell and LM&TC Councillor Wainwright Bethune speaking on the clean-up initiative“We’ll try to make those services as readily available as we can. We do not have much manpower and vehicle so give us some time, but we’ll make sure we get to everyone so that Linden can be in a better state…We’re asking you to clean your space. So whatever is in your space that you think does not belong there, let’s get that cleaned up…if each of us dig our own drains, we’ll be able to reduce flooding and have that water flow through our community…We want the 50th to look good and to look good on Linden,” Arindell stated.Morian said the exercise would also be extended to include other immediate areas such as Bamia, Kwakwani and Ituni. He congratulated members of the community who have already begun cleaning their spaces. He is also encouraging stakeholders and Councillors to get on board with the initiative.“This is our town and it’s very important that we clean up…this is a collective effort,” he noted.Meanwhile, as part of the President’s ‘greening’ programme, a regional tree planting programme, Morian explained, will soon come on stream, whereby residents are encouraged to plant trees. With the assistance of Community Development Councils (CDCs) across the Region, this initiative is expected to be launched within the second week of May.
A teenager who threatened to burn down his stepmother’s home was on Thursday given a chance to make amends when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Eighteen-year-old Edward Motilal, of Lot 113 Unity Village, East Coast Demerara (ECD), admitted to the charge after it was read to him by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.The Court heard that on July 30, 2018, at Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD), he used threatening language towards his stepmother, Luanna Walker, whereby breaching the peace.According to facts presented to the Court, on the day in question, the defendant got into an argument with the Virtual Complainant (VC) over a pair of shoes and he threatened to burn the house down. The VC became afraid and made a report at the Diamond Police Outpost.In his defence, Motilal told the Court that he was abused by Walker and her daughter for wearing his brother’s shoes.“I just put on de shoe and went to lime with my friends on the corner, then I hear they calling me, but I didn’t go then, I see they come out to me and start slapping me and then de daughter pull off de shoe, then I start cuss up,” the teen explained.However, the VC’s daughter, who appeared on behalf of her mother, said that her stepbrother had a mental issue and as such, her mother wanted him to be removed from their home.The matter was discharged by the Chief Magistrate after it was related to her that Motilal had a mental health problem.
1 Each week a leading band or musician takes our Starting XI Q&A. This week, it’s the turn of The Enemy’s bass player, Andy Hopkins…Who would be the most rock ‘n’ roll signing your club could make?Difficult one as there aren’t as many characters in the game as there used to be. I would say someone like Zlatan because he literally smokes a cigar when he plays. An absolute baller!!!If your club was a song or a lyric, what would it be?My club is Coventry City, so over the last few years probably Status Quo’s ‘down, down, deeper and down’. Haha! Lately, though, Tony Mowbray has got them firing so maybe ‘The Only Way Is Up’ by Yazz. Old skool tunes but the sentiments are bang on.Which football stadium would you most like to play a gig at (that’s not your club’s home ground)?I always hear bands like Oasis, who have youred South America. saying those stadiums are insane. Having seen Boca Juniors games over there and how mad the fans are, let’s dip out toe in there and do a show!Which footballer has the most potential to be a rock star?Leighton Baines is having himself for that. He’s got good taste in tunes and to be fair he rocked the barnet for a bit, too. I will give him the title for now.Brit award or Premier League trophy?Difficult one. I will have to say Brit Award as it’s more realistic!When you were a kid, which football and music posters did you have on your wall?All Coventry City stuff. Music posters, I had Blink 182, The Clash and Oasis stuff.Elvis was the king of rock ‘n’ roll, Michael Jackson the king of pop… Who’s the king of football?I think it’s impossible to pick one, isn’t it? If you look at Man United, who dominated British football in my childhood years, Eric Cantona was the catalyst, wasn’t he? And they call him King Eric. He had the lot. And he was madder than a box of frogs!If you were in charge of your club’s dressing room stereo, what tunes would you put on before a big game and why?I would put ‘Definitely Maybe’ by Oasis on full volume and challenge any man not to let that record stir some sort of passion in their bones!Which signing got you most excited and which player’s departure broke your heart?When Coventry signed Robbie Keane I was incredibly excited. I felt like we could go to another level at that point. When we sold Dion Dublin it was a very sad day for he club, and ultimately what turned out to be start of the demise of Coventry City..Which footballer would you refuse complimentary tickets to one of your gigs?Nicky Summerbee for breaking Steve Frogatt’s leg and ultimately finishing his career. Steve Frogatt is a lovely guy, so Nicky… YOU’RE BARRED!What’s the best/worst football song ever recorded?Best: New Order – World In Motion. Worst: Dizzee Rascal and James Corden – Shout Out For EnglandThe Enemy release title track ‘It’s Automatic’ from their upcoming album of the same name. Both will be released on October 9. Watch the video for ‘It’s Automatic’ here The Enemy
Tottenham are hopeful Toby Alderweireld will be fit to face Liverpool this weekend.Spurs travel to Anfield on Saturday as they look to close the gap on leaders Leicester, who are five points clear at the top of the Premier League.However, it was feared Alderweireld may miss the clash after withdrawing from the Belgium squad during the international break with a stomach bug, missing a friendly against Portugal.But Mauricio Pochettino has now revealed that the defender trained this week and could still make the squad for Saturday.“He trained in the last two days in a very good way,” said Pochettino.“We need to assess him tomorrow but we hope he arrives in a very good condition to compete on Saturday.” 1 Toby Alderweireld could be back in time to face Liverpool on Saturday
Laura and her fellow hens and some guy who dropped in!There’s usually plenty of ‘wallys’ willing to pester girls out on a hen night.But only a very brave man would have bothered Laura Melaugh from Killygordan on her night out in Navan recently.Laura is getting married on December 4th next to Seamie Scanlon from Glenfin. But Seamie needn’t have worried – Laura and the girls were tucked up in bed before 11pm.And if you believe that……..!WHICH ‘WALLY’ DROPPED IN ON DONEGAL WOMAN’S HEN NIGHT? was last modified: October 13th, 2015 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:donegalhen partyLaura Melaughwedding
3 3 Diego Costa scored his 20th goal of the season for Chelsea Hasselbaink managed 23 goals in the 2000/01 and 2001/02 seasons, while Drogba scored 20 in the 2006/07 season and then 29 goals in the 2009/10 season. 3 Diego Costa’s goal in the 3-0 win against Middlesbrough took his tally to 20 for the season and he joins a special group of Chelsea players in the process.It is the second time he has scored 20 in a single league campaign after he did the same in his debut 2014/15 season, with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Didier Drogba the other strikers to manage the feat for the Blues. This obviously doesn’t take into account the extraordinary goal scoring of Jimmy Greaves in the old First Division. He scored 22 goals in his first season in the 1957/58 campaign and then 33 the following year. Greaves scored 29 times in the 1959/60 season and in the 1960/61 season, he scored an incredible 41 league goals.2016/17 Premier League top scorers:Romelu Lukaku: 24 goalsHarry Kane: 21 goalsDiego Costa: 20 goalsAlexis Sanchez: 19 goalsREAD MORE: Fastest players to score 50 Premier League goals
Jermain Defoe opened up on his ‘special’ relationship with Bradley Lowery, the six-year-old Sunderland fan who has worked his way into the hearts of football fans everywhere for his brave battle against terminal cancer.Lowery formed a close bond with Defoe over the course of the 2016/17 Premier League season, one of the few highlights at the Stadium of Light during a poor footballing season from the Black Cats.And while Defoe admitted his campaign has been one of ‘many different emotions’, the 34-year-old revealed the highlight of his year has been getting to know young Bradley.Speaking to talkSPORT: “Yeah there’ve been so many different emotions. On a football side of it, ups and downs, which is normal in a long season.“Obviously [I’m] back in the England squad, which is a dream. Then you go back to your club and it’s difficult. You’re scrapping for results and the outcome is not what you want it to be. Then there’s Bradley and my relationship with him.“So many ups and downs and different emotions.“For me, Bradley has been the highlight of my season. Away from football, the relationship I’ve managed to have with him and what I’ve brought to his life and what he’s brought to mine, its been really special.“It’s really sad to see him going through what he’s going through – he’s only six.“At the same time I still feel blessed I’ve been able to be in his life.“I’ve got so many great memories and moments that I’ve shared with him that will stay with me for the rest of my life so I’m grateful for that.”Recalled to the England squad earlier in the season, Defoe has kept his place for the upcoming games against Scotland and France.Though it has always been a dream for the forward to represent his country, he admitted such things pale into insignificance when compared to what others, such as Lowery, go through in their lives.Defoe added: “Of course, we’ve been blessed in life to reach the level we’ve always wanted to reach.“I remember being a kid in the playground thinking ‘I want to be a professional footballer, play in the Premier League, score goals and do the same for England’.“Then you go through different things in life and the things you thought were so important, which you get upset about, are minor compared to what people are going through.“Not just Bradley but his family. It’s tough.“I went through it with my dad; he was only 49 at the time.“I sort of felt like I was prepared for it a little bit but you can’t be, because he is only six and to see him go through that sort of pain is really difficult.“Every day I wake up and text his mum and ask how he’s getting on and she says ‘it’s OK’, but the reality is he’s struggling.“She put something out on social media saying he’s got a few weeks to live and she messaged me and I didn’t know what to say. It was tough, I can’t put in words how I felt.“The things you get upset about, there’s no comparison compared to what he’s going through.“All I can do is try and be here for him and his family.“When I finish here with England I’ll try and get up there and spend some time with him before I go away.”
Juniors:This Saturday 3 rd September all roads lead to Greenford, with our junior team playing in the most important game of their season. The Young Guns take on Thomas McCurtains in a championship play-off match with the winners qualifying into the semi-finals.Throw-in is at 4.30pm with extra time to be played if required, the club kindly asks all of its members to show their support. Wedding Bells:It’s that time of year again (or as Tiny would say “hanging season”) with a number of club members tying the knot. Last Friday members Declan Alcorn and bride Ciara Gill got hitched back in Donegal, with a large number of past and present club members in attendance.The previous weekend former player Pat Doohar and new wife Aoife Carney had Breaffy House in Mayo as their venue for their big day. Next up its former player Kevin Downes who travels to the warmer climate of southern Spain this weekend to wed Lizzie Gray from Westmeath.All at the club pass on our best wishes and happiness to all involved.Golf Day:The club will host its annual fundraising golf day on Friday 7 th October at South Herts Golf club. Anyone wishing to sponsor a hole or to be involved in the day can contact chairman Tom Mohan.Lottery Results 25 AugustNumbers drawn 1, 3, 4 & 15 Jackpot £3,000 – No Winner£25 Lucky Dip WinnersLucy McLaughlin, LiverpoolMary Toland, TCG Online Cormac McGarvey, TCGMary McCarthy, Hennessys GreenfordNext draw 1st September – Jackpot £3,000Play online at www.tirchonaillgaels.comThank you for your support!Tír Chonaill Gaels: All roads lead to Greenford for semi-final qualifiers was last modified: August 29th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:GAAgreenfordNotesTir Chonaill Gaels
Finn Harps captain Kevin McHugh has acquired the coaching services of teammate Raymond Foy to his booming Donegal Soccer Academy.Foy, like McHugh and the rest of his Academy staff are all UEFA qualified coaches which will only add to the experience young players will receive under their tutelage. McHugh has had huge success with his Donegal Schoolboys side and last month and they captured the U13 All-Ireland title against Waterford.McHugh is hugely passionate about developing young players in Donegal and the Donegal Soccer Academy is a project close to his heart.McHugh believes that with the right structures in place Donegal can develop a huge amount of quality young players that can go on and play a high level in professional football.The appointment of Foy to the Academy roster has resulted in McHugh being in a position to offer FIFTEEN more place on the academy. McHugh told Donegal Daily, “It’s great to have another senior player on board in the form of Raymond Foy.“He’s got all the qualifications and he’s a young coach that is hungry to improve and has a passion for coaching.“He’s going to be a great addition for us, and with him now on-board we have FIFTEEN more spaces available in each session going forward.McHugh says players will benefit from the coaching if they have the right combination of attitude and application.“There’s no doubt that if the players apply themselves there will be a genuine improvement throughout all age levels in a matter of months ““We are trying to improve sessions on a weekly basis to get a good balance. “It’s been a hugely enjoyable experience so far, for kids and coaches alike.To book your place on the Donegal Soccer Academy just e-mail details to guarantee place or arrive 15 mins prior to session.DONEGAL SOCCER ACADEMY ADD ANOTHER UEFA QUALIFIED COACH TO THEIR TEAM was last modified: June 12th, 2015 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:AcademyCoachingDSAKevin McHughRaymond FoysoccerUEFA
Tags: KCCA FCTooro United StarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguetop Julius Poloto (left) celebrates with some of his teammates after scoring the winner against Soana last seasonStarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueKCCA FC vs Tooro UnitedStarTimes Stadium, LugogoFriday, 28-09-2018 @04:30pmReferee: William OloyaLUGOGO – KCCA FC will be hoping to start their league campaign on a high when they host Tooro United in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League on Friday afternoon.The Kasasiro Boys who finished second last season come into the game high on confidence after winning both the Philip Omondi Invitational and the FUFA Super Cup in the build up to the league.However, their task will not be as simple as they take on a Soana side that looks rejuvenated after the appointment new head coach, Wasswa Bbosa in the off-season.The former Express and SC Villa tactician made several top-notch recruitments including the trio of Godfrey Lwesibawa, Mukasa Musa and Mahad Yaya from SC Villa. The three are very much capable of producing a descent performance against any side in the top flight. Adding the likes of club captain, Willy Kavuma, the Fort Portal based side will be a hard nut to crack.Team News:KCCA FC will be welcoming back captain Timothy Awanyi who has been struggling with fitness in the last few weeks. They will also have Nicholas Kasozi, Muzamir Mutyaba and Patrick Kaddu in contention after overcoming respective injuries. Ibrahim Saddam Juma remains doubt for Friday’s opener but Musa Esenu, Jackson Nunda and second goalkeeper, Tom Ikara will not feature.For Tooro United, they will be without Vice-captain Timothy Musinguzi and Eddie Ruhweza. Apart from the two, the rest of the squad is at Bbosa’s disposal to choose from.What the coaches are saying:Mike Mutebi, KCCA FC. “We go into the game full of confidence after winning a couple of titles in the build up to the league.“We are well prepared for the game but expect a good challenge from Tooro United.“I expect them to come here and try to play but am confident my team will be able to get a good result.Wasswa Bbosa, Tooro United. “Thank God we have had excellent preparations apart from a couple of injuries.“Soana is more than ready to face KCCA and am confident whoever i chose to play will get the job done.“Lugogo is not an easy place to go to but we go there for three points and nothing less.Match Facts:KCCA goes into the game, unbeaten against Soana in the last seven competitive games (W5 D2), including the penalty shoot-out win in the Uganda Cup on 21-03-2018.Tooro United’s last victory over the Kasasiro Boys dates back to a 2-1 victory at Kavumba in April 2015. The victory is one of only two wins over KCCA ever since they (Tooro United) gained promotion in 2013 (D2 L7).Last season, KCCA defeated Tooro home and away scoring five goals and conceding none in the process.The reverse fixture saw the Kasasiro Boys triumph 1-0 at Lugogo. Young-star Julius poloto scored the goal with only a couple of minutes to the end of the game.KCCA FC finished second last season while Tooro United narrowly escaped relagation, finishing 12th.The other league fixtures on Friday:-URA FC vs Paidah Black Angles, Mandela National Stadium-Namboole @04:30pm-Vipers SC vs Ndejje University, St. Mary’s Stadium-Kitende @04:00pm-Bright Stars vs Maroons FC, Champions Stadium-Mwererwe @04:30pm-Kirinya JSS vs SC Villa, The Mighty Arena-Jinja @04:30pm-Onduparaka vs Nyamityobora, Champions Stadium-Arua @04:30pmComments