The Wales Sugar EstateIn light of high-level meetings regarding the financial state of the sugar industry, workers were finally paid but only after information surfaced that several categories of employees had not been paid for their services for about two weeks.At Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting, the Guyana Sugar Corporation’s (GuySuCo) request for urgent monies was granted which paved the way for workers across the estates to receive their salaries. Guyana Times was told that workers at Uitvlugt and at Wales received their weekly salaries by Wednesday afternoon.The disbursements for workers at Wales followed a nearly three-hour meeting at that entity on Wednesday morning where workers, in some tense moments, had demanded to know why they weren’t paid up to that point. Many workers had earlier contended that their dwindling finances were affecting their ability to feed and send their children to school and to meet other financial needs. This publication was made aware that the lack of finances during the period also hit the village economy.It was only Wednesday that Guyana Timesreported that the industry’s “cash-strapped” status was directly impacting workers. This newspaper had also reported that workers across the industry were turning up at the various estates only to be told that there was no money available to pay them.Workers still attached at the downsized Wales Sugar Estate had been called to a meeting on Monday, where they were informed of the industry’s financial state. When workers inquired as to when they will be receiving payments, officials at Wales were, at that time, reportedly reluctant to commit to a date but said that as soon as finances are available, the sugar workers would be paid.On Monday, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo along with GuySuCo’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Clive Thomas and Chief Executive Officer, Errol Hanoman, met to discuss “urgent cash flow relative to wages, salaries and other payments at GuySuCo.”GuySuCo had revealed that at the high-level meeting, it was agreed on the steps to be taken to ensure the employees are paid for services provided to the Corporation for the past week. GuySuCo had disclosed that the Chairman and the CEO were “given assurances that the matter is being given the utmost consideration by the Government and the Corporation.”At present, the Guyana Sugar Corporation employs close to 17,000 people but it has been estimated that its planned downsizing could directly affect the livelihoods of some 10,000 sugar workers and thousands more via their family members and communities that depend on the sugar industry. Government has long contended that the necessary measures to re-organise sugar must be implemented for it to be sustained and the Wales Estate was the first entity to be closed under the policy decision which was met with much criticism and protests.
Councilman Greg Nordbak said the council was able to sign off on the project’s funding method in part because of a $12 million reduction in the estimated cost of the new station. “We had an architect do value engineering of what a quality facility would be and then we saw how we would fund it,” Nordbak said. Earlier, a 2002 plan called for a 76,000-square-foot station that would cost about $47 million. The revised proposal now calls for a 55,000-square-foot station for the $35 million price tag. The existing police headquarters is just 20,000 square feet. Officials said they were able to reduce the station’s overall size by cutting down the size of the jail section. The revised plan also eliminated an indoor firearms range and a city and police employee child care facility. Even at the reduced cost, sacrifices will need to be made, Nordbak said. “It will require this City Council and future City Councils to tighten their belt and be lean,” he said. Officials have said a new police station is sorely needed because the existing facility is aging and overcrowded. In January, the council appeared to be leaning toward a bond issue to fund the station. That move would have required approval from two-thirds of the city’s voters. “It’s clear to me that we can do this internally,” Councilman Joe Vinatieri said. “We’d be remiss if we didn’t do it internally.” email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Good news for Whittier property owners: The city will use its own funds to build a new $35 million police station without having to ask voters to approve a bond for the project. The news, delivered late Tuesday night to Whittier City Council members, means the city has sufficient internal resources to shoulder the entire cost, using money from the general fund, the redevelopment agency’s budget and other sources, City Manager Steve Helvey said. “We can do it in a manner that leaves you with prudent reserves from the general fund,” Helvey told the council. Now, he will work on specifics of the plan before coming back to the council on March 27. He estimated it will take about two years to construct the new station once ground is broken.
Paris Saint-Germain players celebrate a successful season 1 Thiago Silva has risked the fury of Manchester United fans worldwide as he claimed Angel di Maria would be making a ‘step up’ by joining Paris Saint-Germain.“People now need to respect PSG as one of the big clubs in Europe,” Silva said. “Real Madrid and Barcelona are probably on another level, but after that if you join PSG you are you probably taking a step up.“We went further than any English clubs in Europe last year.”Is the Brazil star right? talkSPORT wants you tell us below…
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is at the centre of another row after club doctor Eva Carneiro was relieved of her on-field duties following a clash over the treatment of Eden Hazard last weekend.But is the Blues boss in the right… or the wrong?Alan Brazil and Dave Stevens couldn’t agree…
4. Ashley Fletcher (striker) – At 20, Fletcher is one of the older prospects hoping to make it at United, but he is benefitting from first-team football this season. The striker is currently on loan at Barnsley, where he has scored four goals in 14 games. Able to play on the wing as well as up front, Fletcher built a reputation for himself as a goalscorer in youth football, and he will be hoping that Van Gaal has been impressed by a series of impressive performances on loan. Manchester United have a proud history of bringing through youth players from their academy, with Marcus Rashford the latest star to have an immediate impact upon the first-team.Since October 1937, the Red Devils have had at least one youth product in every matchday squad, and Louis van Gaal has been continuing the tradition this season.Rashford has been joined by the likes of Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Donald Love in playing for the senior team this season.The striker has been the biggest success, netting five goals in eight games, and talkSPORT take a look at more youth prospects who can break through at Old Trafford next season.Click the arrow above to see the top five academy players who can make it at Manchester United… 5. Demetri Mitchell (winger) – Comparisons to Cristiano Ronaldo may be coming too early for the 19-year-old, but Mitchell certainly shares many of the traits that the Portuguese star possesses. Renowned for his pace, Mitchell uses his athleticism to great effect, and combines this with a natural flair to beat opposition players. A raw talent, there is a need to learn how to play the team game and to use his strengths to benefit his teammates, but Van Gaal could do much worse than call upon the teenager as a wild card if he needs to rejuvenate his offensive play. 5 5 5 3. Callum Gribbin (midfielder) – Only 17-years-old, Gribbin is held in high regard. The midfielder was part of the Under-21 side last season, when still only 16, and was reportedly wanted by both Liverpool and Manchester City in the summer, only to sign a new contract with United. A creative playmaker, Gribbin has built a reputation as a player who can deal with pressure and fool opposition players with ease, showing a maturity beyond his years. He is also excellent at set-pieces, and labelling him as a midfielder seems to restrict just how influential he can be across the entire field of play. 5 5 1. Timothy Fosu-Mensah (defender) – At just 18 years of age, centre-back Fosu-Mensah has already made his debut for the Red Devils, playing 35 minutes of the 3-2 win over Arsenal in February. He has remained a part of Van Gaals squad, but it is not expected that he will feature much more with first-team regulars healthy. However, the former Ajax youngster should break through as a key first-team player next season, having already proven he can deal with the Premier League. He is young, but Fosu-Mensah has shown that he is tactically aware, and can physically match up with strikers much older than him. Click the right arrow to see the other Manchester United youth prospects who can break through next season 2. Axel Tuanzebe (defender) – Tuanzebe has twice been named on the bench this season, without ever playing for United, but the English centre-back is one of the stalwarts of the Red Devils youth teams. He was named academy player of the year for 2015, and as a powerful and technical player, Tuanzebe is seen as the archetype for the modern day centre-back. He is highly rated by head coach Van Gaal, and if the Dutchman remains in charge next season, it could be Tuanzebe who is lining up in defence.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Scherr was obviously aware of reports from the Alpine venues of Miller’s late-night tequila shots at the Irish Igloo. “We have certain expectations,” said Scherr, detailing the code of conduct for the U.S. team. “The athletes have to prepare themselves and compete to the best of their ability. And their behavior should bring honor to the United States.” Scherr said the USOC would do a better job of letting the athletes know about accountability for their actions, along with possible penalties. Before the 2004 Athens Games, the USOC made sure its athletes were instructed on proper behavior. No one wanted a repeat of the antics from Australia in 2002, when the men’s 400-meter relay team clowned around on the medal stand; one member stuck his tongue out at the cameras after winning the gold. The Americans stayed on their best behavior in Greece – it just didn’t carry over to Turin. TURIN, Italy – With the whole world watching, Bode Miller earned more notice for his Olympic partying than his performance. Teammates Shani Davis and Chad Hedrick skated and squabbled. Jeret Peterson finished off a boozy night in the mountains with a street scuffle. While the U.S. Olympians are near the top of the medal table, their behavior beyond the events was not quite golden. U.S. officials, promising “significant adjustments” in their handling of athletes, hope to curb such churlish behavior before the 2008 Games in Beijing. “It affects how the world views our country, and how the athletes are viewed,” U.S. Olympic Committee CEO Jim Scherr said Saturday. “We’ll use a number of things that happened here to point things out to other athletes. Like case studies.” Scherr didn’t call anyone out by name, but the unidentified bad boys weren’t difficult to identify. Hours after Saturday’s news conference ended, Miller failed to finish in the first run of the slalom and officially ended his Turin stay with zero medals in five races. “This team has taken a little bit of a hit because of their comportment,” Scherr acknowledged. The Turin throwdown between Hedrick and Davis threatened to eclipse the speedskating competition. Both can expect a call from USOC officials once these games are wrapped up. “We will sit down and talk with the federation and these athletes in terms of how their actions are viewed around the world,” Scherr said. “They are both very competitive individuals, and this was a new experience for them. We want to make certain they understand our position.” Several U.S. athletes, who spoke after Scherr at the news conference, said they understood the USOC’s expectations. “The world is watching us,” said Toby Dawson, a bronze medalist in freestyle moguls. “Go have fun, absolutely go have fun, but don’t disrespect anyone.” Skater Sasha Cohen, the figure skating silver medalist, said she had no problem with the concept of Olympic role models. “It’s definitely our responsibility to have other people respect our actions, and be proud of us,” she said. The latest dustup involved freestyle skier Peterson, who was sent back to the United States after police broke up a fight between him and a friend in the mountain venue of Sauze D’Oulx. Peterson, after a reported all-night party, can now watch the closing ceremony on television. Scherr noted the vast majority of the 211-member U.S. team had no problems during their Winter Games stay. “A few color the rest of the delegation, but that’s life,” he said. The troublemakers didn’t include figure skater Johnny Weir, who raised some eyebrows by appearing with a red jacket that bore the Cyrillic initials of the former Soviet Union. “I certainly don’t think Johnny espouses the principles of communism,” Scherr said. Maybe principles of fashion. The skater owns more than 100 pairs of designer sunglasses and almost 40 pieces of Louis Vuitton luggage. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A young man who side-rammed a Garda patrol car at 100kph causing €4,500 of damage has been saved from going to jail by the Garda he tried to drive off the road.Dominic Keys undertook a series of dangerous driving manoeuvres after he fled a Garda checkpoint in Co Donegal. Keys, from Whitehall, St Johnston, drove at high speed through a number of townlands and villages pulling hand-brake turns.The then 19-year-old was stopped at a routine Garda checkpoint at Ballyboe, Manorcunningham by Garda Barry Gallagher and Marcus O’Dowd at around 2am on October 7th, 2017.The conditions were wet and as Keys driving a red Audi A4 approached the checkpoint he suddenly put the car into reverse and sped off forcing Gardai to launch a pursuit.Gardai pursued Keys across several townlands as he performed a number of danger manoeuvres and drove on the wrong side of the road and at high speed.At one stage Gardai managed to pull up alongside the red Audi being driven by Keys but he turned the steering wheel into them and caused a side impact ramming.Keys managed to drive off but Gardai recognised the driver and called to his father’s home where they told his shocked father Martin about what had happened.Dominic Keys called to see Gardai and admitted the offences very early on and apologised to Gardai for his behaviour.He took to the witness box and told the court he did not know what came over him on the night of the incident.He said “I’m disgusted with myself and that I put other people at risk – the Gardai and the other people in the car, It was pure stupidity. It was completely out of line, I’m 22 now.“I have never driven since. It was nobody else’s fault but my own. My dad has always given me support and I’d be lost without him.”Letterkenny Circuit Court heard Keys had pleaded guilty to three charges, two of dangerous driving and another of endangerment.Garda Barry Gallagher spoke up on behalf of the accused and said he knew him socially from playing football and that this event was completely out of character for Keys.He agreed with barrister Fiona Crawford that the accused was from a very good family background.Garda Galagher said “I got the impression he made a very bad decision and that’s what happened. He’s from a good decent family, he’s a good guy. I briefly know him through football and he is a decent fella. I would know him socially and this is out of character.”Barrister Ms Crawford added that her client was very sorrowful for what had happened and that he hasn’t been behind the wheel since the incident more than a year and a half ago.Passing sentence Judge John Aylmer described Keys’ driving as “appalling” and placed it in the mid-range of such offences.However, he said Keys dealt with the incident in the appropriate manner from the outset with a plea and noted that he had no previous convictions.He said the endangerment charge warranted a sentence of two and a half years in prison and the dangerous driving charges merited sentences of six months.However, because of the mitigating circumstances, he would reduce these to 18 months and four months each.Taking into account all the factors in the case he said he was prepared to impose a 240 hours community service sentence on Keys in lieu of the 18 months in prison and took the other two charges into consideration.He told the accused that he had Garda Gallagher to thank in many ways that he was not facing a custodial sentence saying he was “extremely fair if not sympathetic and charitable” towards him.Young driver has ‘fair’ Garda to thank for not being jailed was last modified: May 13th, 2019 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:courtDominic KeysdonegalGardaram
Lotto Numbers This week’s lotto numbers were 5-16-17-21. No jackpot winner. No match three. Two winners drawn get €35 each. Tony McGettigan and Paul Curley. Next weeks jackpot is €4900. Senior Ladies Well done to the senior ladies who had a great win over St. Josephs in last Saturdays Ulster Quarter final and thanks to the huge crowd who came out to support them. They are now away to Monaghan champions Donaghmoyne on Saturday at 1pm. It would be a great boost for the girls if we could get a big crowd to make the journey to cheer them on. For anyone intending to travel, take the road for Donaghmoyne off the Carrickmacross by-pass and continue on that road for about half a mile where you’ll see the pitch on the right hand side. Parish League Finals The finals of the Parish League took place last Sunday at which there were a number of special guests, namely Sam Maguire and Martin McElhinney. Some great games were played in front of a huge crowd and the performances of all the young players coming through was very impressive. Aidan Cannon arrived with Sam which caused much excitement throughout the crowds and it was great to see so many families being able to get to hold the cup and have pictures taken. Martin McElhinney made the presentations to the players afterwards and the club would like to sincerely and greatly thank Martin for making the effort to come to the finals immediately after playing for his home club of St Michaels in their clash against Four Masters in the Senior Championship. Conversational Irish ClassesConversational Irish classes continue every Wednesday at 7pm in the clubhouse at Moyleview Park. Adults and children welcome. Admission: Adults €2, Children €1. The classes will be for 1.5 hours and refreshments will be provided GAA: MILFORD GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: October 16th, 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:GAA: MILFORD GAA CLUB NEWS
As part of Autism awareness month, Letterkenny Rugby Club members are holding a Charity 12 Hour Row Event on Saturday 9th April from 12 noon till 12 midnight.The event will take place at Lower Main St., Letterkenny, outside Voodoo. They have teams signed up from the club wh…o will take part and keep the rowing going for the 12 hours. Speaking on behalf of the club, Michael McGarvey, one of the organisers told Donegal Daily, “I am delighted to have had a great response to the event so far, we are looking forward to it. Letterkenny Rugby Club appreciate all the support and to do this in association with and help raise awareness and funds for the Donegal Autism Working Group, for the month thats in it, is great for the club and for all involved.“Please come out and support our club, our teams and our charities on Saturday 9th.”The Autism Family Support Group was set up 9 years ago by a small group of parents who came together to provide support, encouragement and information for those whose lives are affected by ASD by sharing information and experiences.They all work on a voluntary basis and they have over 120 members. Parents often feel isolated when a child is diagnosed with Autism and this group offers an understanding environment and support both through social media and through monthly meetings where parents get together and discuss their difficulties and successes.LETTERKENNY RUGBY CLUB LAUNCH CHARITY ROW IN AID OF DONEGAL AUTISM WORKING GROUP was last modified: April 6th, 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:autismfamilyGroupLETTERKENNY RUGBY CLUBnewsSportsupport
DONEGAL LADIES FOOTBALL NEWS: DONEGAL’S Minor Ladies and U14s were the toast of the county on Saturday after both teams won their Ulster Championship clashes.First up were the U14s who were up against a fancied Tyrone team at Carndonagh.But despite playing against the wind, it was the Donegal girls – captained by Moville’s Aoibh Faulkner – who played the better football and led at the break by 10 points. The margin at the end was 13 points as Donegal eased up in the second half to win 6-06 to 2-05.Niamh McDonald (Moville), Sarah Harkin (Ardara), Amy Boyle Carr (N Conaill) and Saoirse Bonner (N Muire) got the goals for the home team in the 13 point win.Next up were the Minors who also had to battle a stiff breeze in the first half hour, but despite that also led at the break 1-04 to 1-02 in a tight encounter with Antrim.With the wind advantage and a different system for the conditions, the Minors soon pulled further ahead, restricting Antrim to just one more score – a goal – while Donegal added 10 more points. Final score 1-14 to 2-02. Attention switched to today the first of three Gaeltacht Championship finals.And Glenfinn are the new title holders.It was a very tight first half with defences on top and scores at a premium in wet conditions.But it was Milford who led at the break 1-04 to 1-02.Glenfinn however were the much better team in the second half allowing Milford just two more points whilst they stretched their lead to a winning 2-07 to 1-06, a four point win. Comhghairdeas buaiteoirí Chomórtas Peil na Gaeltachta ná mBán Sinsear Dún na nGall 2015.Elsewhere in the All County league St Eunan’s had a good win over Carndonagh in Division One whilst in Division 3 South West N Columba defeated N Muire 5-09 to 4-11 (24 points to 23) in a cracking game.In the U12s over the weekend Downings beat Termon, Glenswilly defeated Dungloe and St Naul’s beat Four Masters.Red Hughs had a good win over Mac Cumhaills whilst St Mary’s Convoy beat Robert Emmets. Tomorrow Monday: 4thMay. Intermediate-Ardara V Naomh Conaill.@12.00.Junior- Fanad Gaels V St’Nauls.@5.00Gaeltacht senior champs GlenfinnLADIES FOOTBALL: MINORS AND U14 COUNTY TEAMS WIN, WHILE GLENFINN LIFT GAELTACHT TITLE was last modified: May 3rd, 2015 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:donegaldonegal ladies footbaGlenfinnLadies FootballMinorsU14’s