Dear Editor,I have, from the inception, followed The Tourism and Hospitality Association of Guyana (THAG) via their informative magazine. This is over a decade now, and I have to keep giving them the thumbs up for the brilliant work in producing the best magazine as a marketing tool for Guyana’s Tourism Sector.As for their cover designs: over the years, they have never lost their sense of direction, and are second to none, unlike some others.Having absolutely no affiliation with Iwokrama, I was never fortunate to make a visit there, but have only been viewing pictures and reading about it. I always felt that it would someday make the cover design of the THAG magazine. Perhaps some consideration could be given to this possibility, and hopefully one day it would become a reality.I believe Iwokrama is a little way behind in becoming a household name as one of Guyana’s major tourist destinations.I do look forward for the continued relationship I have with that office in supplying me on an annual basis with a small quota of magazines, which are shared with overseas counterparts and a couple of locals.Yours faithfullyT Pemberton
The municipality of the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC) was recently gifted 4500 gallons of paint to assist with the beautification of its environs. The paint was handed over following a collaboration between members of overseas-based groups and the town. Mayor Waneka Arrindell said that the paint will be used for beautifying several areas in need across the community.The paint that was donated to the town of Linden“From our visit to Stonecrest, Georgia, as it relates to our [city to city] twinning, we were able to meet a group called Libra Management, and they, through some other groups, were able to garner for the town of Linden, 4500 gallons of paint to help to change the aesthetics of Linden and to help beautify [the town]”, Arrindell stated during an interview with this publication on Tuesday.She noted that the Council is happy with the arrival of the paint in the country and is now looking at how to have it utilised. The focus, she noted, will be on municipal, Government buildings, schools and other Government structures that are in need of a “facelift”. Arrindell said the New Horizons team which is currently working on community projects in Linden will also be on board with the initiative.“The New Horizons team is going to designate what they call ‘painting days’ to Linden. They will come up and they will give their support and services…our first painting day should start early June. Spirit of America is another group that gives voluntary support to countries, and they are willing to provide us with the supplies we need to paint – the brushes, rollers and things like that,” Arrindell further related.She added that as soon as the project is rolled out, dates will be published as she urged the community to come out and lend support.“While we’re at it, we are in conversations with the Ministry of Public Infrastructure in terms of brightening up back the signs on the roadways. So if we can have all of that together to change the face of Linden, it’s something that we want to have on board”, the Mayor said. read more
Gor came out 4-0 winners with Ivorian forward Ephraim Guikan scoring twice adding on to Jacques Tuyisenge’s opener while Hajji Mwinyi scored an own goal.“It is a painful loss especially allowing in four goals. The first two were gifts handed to them on a silver platter. There was too match ball watching. We failed to track our opponents thinking it was offside and it was not,” the tactician said after the loss.His sentiments were echoed by skipper Juma Abdul who was visibly crestfallen after the result which essentially puts them in a must win situation for all their remaining three games of the campaign.“We made mistakes in defense and allowed the goals but I hope we have learnt and also the coaches have taken notes on what we need to do to improve in the return game,” Juma said.The two sides lock horns again in 10 days’ time at the National Stadium in Dar Es Salaam and a loss will all but end Yanga’s campaign in the competition.The team is however still holding on to faith that they can win all their remaining games and squeeze in to the quarter finals. The top two teams in the pool advance to the last eight.Yanga midfielder Papy Tshimbimbi controls the ball under pressure from Gor Mahia’s Humphrey Mieno during their CAF Confederation Cup Group D clash at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on July 18, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya“It is possible especially if we can get a result on the 29th against Gor. We will be at home with our fans behind us which means more confidence. Also, there are some new players who were not yet registered for this game but hopefully by then it will be sorted,”“We have three remaining games; two at home and one away and I still believe we have hopes. Anything is possible in football and if we can win all the three games, we stand a chance.” Captain Juma said.Meanwhile, coach Mensah hopes that some of the players who were left behind will be available for the game, but says he will only field players who want to play. Raphael Daud will be back from suspension while the likes of Kevin Yondani and Nadir Haroub might be available as well.“It is not right to start talking about players who are available or not. There are some who are suspended and will be back and we will also look at who is ready for that match. We have picked the points we need to work on and I believe we will be much stronger even in terms of personnel in the return leg,” added the coach.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000 Yanga assistant coach Juma Mensah shouts instructions from the touchline during their CAF Confederation Cup Group D clash against Gor Mahia at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on July 18, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 19- Yanga assistant coach Juma Mensah says the team handed Gor Mahia goals on a silver platter, admitting that the record Kenyan Premier League champions were better than them in their Wednesday evening CAF Confederation Cup match. read more
Polish footballer Tomasz Brzyski netted a wonderful strike in the Polish Cup recently. The defender, attacking down the left side, found himself in acres of space, so he decided to unleash a piledriver from 35 yards. His swerving shot off-set the goalkeeper and the reaction of his team-mates is brilliant – shock, awe and applause. Check out the marvellous strike above!
It has been 30 years since Graeme Souness became player/manager at Rangers, succeeding Jock Wallace in April, 1986.In his first season he beat Celtic in the League Cup final and also won the league, which was the club’s first title success since 1978. In addition, Rangers won another two league crowns and although he left for Liverpool in before the end of the 1990/91 season, his successor Walter Smith still credits Souness with that title.Watch the video above, which shows Souness taking out Steau Bucharest’s Iosif Rotariu in the European Cup in 1988. It was only a booking apparently…READ: ‘TIME TO GET OVER NONSENSE ABOUT RANGERS NO LONGER EXISTING – THEY CAN IMPROVE CELTIC AND SCOTTISH FOOTBALL‘ read more
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 With few family members and fans able to make the long trip – even Hart’s cheerleaders, band and mascot were no-shows – Hart managed to avenge a 31-point loss to San Diego two years ago in this same aging, packed gym on the campus of one of California’s oldest schools. The Indians (28-4) made a day of it, busing south about three hours before school ended, then stopping in Mission Bay to wiggle their toes on the beach and enjoy lunch at a sandwich shop. “It was a long trip, but it was OK once we got a chance to relax on the beach,” forward Tatianna Thomas said before the game. “We know it’s a long way for Hart fans to travel, so when we see some of parents who’ve made it all the way down here, it means a lot.” The gym was packed in every section except behind Hart’s bench, where a pocketful of supporters that included principal Gary Fuller and athletic director Mike Herrington provided as much support as they could. There might have been more reporters from Santa Clarita than Hart students. “The girls were so excited to win the section title on Saturday, and this is just an added bonus,” said Jody Agaman, mother of reserve Kaylee Agaman. “We left early to avoid the traffic, so we spent some time looking at San Diego before the game.” Not that it didn’t work out in the end, but America’s Finest City wasn’t where Hart wanted to be. The girls felt a first-round road draw was a snub for a Div. I-A champion that won 27 games against superior competition. And it seemed especially intimidating to play a San Diego team that had won 25 games in a row and featured a 6-foot-4 center and the county’s all-time leading 3-point shooter. “It’s a long trip, but you’ve got to support the team,” Herrington said. “They’ve had a great season. They deserve support no matter where the game is.” When it was over, the tiny Hart group hugged and smiled, and San Diego’s massive group methodically left in disbelief and disappointment. It was one of those high school moments in which you thought someone might actually cut the nets. “Oh, I love these kinds of games where it seems like everyone is against us,” said Lilley, who hit six 3-pointers and scored 28 points. “I love it. It was definitely worth it, and we really appreciate the support from the people that did show up. Everybody thought we didn’t have a chance, but this team is like sisters. That’s how together we are, because everyone gets along so well.” Dave Munroe, Hart’s passionate 17-year coach, finally was able to take a deep breath. He barely had time to prepare for San Diego but did a good job figuring out a way to break San Diego’s tricky half-court press. “It was rough,” he said. “On Monday, I just tried to scramble and call around to a bunch of teams that had played San Diego, hoping to get some info. “Yes, I got some info, but I’m sure they did, too.” Next is Lynwood tonight, and a victory would mean Hart’s first berth in the regional championship Saturday at the Sports Arena. It gets tougher. More difficult. More pressure. More at stake. Yet perhaps for just one more moment, Hart can savor Tuesday’s victorious journey. It’s an unexpected triumph worth remembering. Gerry Gittelson’s column appears in the Daily News three times a week. He can be reached at (661) 258-5218 or email@example.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN DIEGO – For one day – one long day – Hart High’s girls’ basketball team was the little team that could. Us against the world. A modern day “Hoosiers.” On a moment’s notice following Saturday’s Southern Section Div. I victory, Hart was off to favored San Diego High on Tuesday in the Southern California Regionals, coming from behind in a 61-59 victory to qualify for the regional semifinal tonight at 7 at top-seeded Lynwood. read more
Donegal was again amongst the winners on Winning Streak last night.Housewife Mary McDaid didn’t get to spin the wheel but she managed to scoop a super €43,100.Mary, from Carndonagh, was joined by family and friends in the RTE studios. Those who joined Mary included husband Michael and son Michael John, who Marty gave a good rubbing to as he still lives at home – at 28!The mum of three also said hello to her daughter Sinead who is living in Canada and cannot get home for Christmas.She told host Marty Whelan that she planned to pay off a few bills and perhaps go on a holiday.Well that’s the ESB and phone bill paid for a few months now Mary! DONEGAL MUM MARY SCOOPS €40K ON WINNING STREAK was last modified: December 16th, 2012 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:CarndonaghMary mcDaidWinning Streak read more
As part of the on-going campaign to save the Cleary Centre in Donegal Town there will be a protest held outside Leinster House next Tuesday July 14th at 2pm.Deputy Thomas PringleSpeaking in support of the campaign, Thomas Pringle, Independent TD for Donegal is calling on people to come out in support of them in the struggle to maintain residential services for Cleary’s users with intellectual disabilities.‘The threat of dispersal of Cleary’s service users across Donegal Town is not acceptable to the families. The Parents and Friends Association are dismayed that this is the HSE’s proposal so it is imperative that the Minister steps in at this stage.’ ‘The service works and has been working for people with intellectual disabilities. It makes no sense that the HSE would break this model up when a simpler more effective solution can be found. We need the Minister to oversee and take an active role in saving this centre,’ concludes Pringle.DAIL PROTEST PLANNED OVER THREATENED CLOSURE OF CLEARY CENTRE IN DONEGAL was last modified: July 9th, 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:CLEARY CENTREDonegal TownThomas Pringle read more
15 November 2010Aaron Mokoena, only the second South African to be awarded the Freedom of the City of London, personifies the gains the country made in hosting the 2010 World Cup: pride, confidence, resilience. He is also a symbol of the huge asset SA enjoys in its global citizens abroad.Aaron Mokoena, who led Bafana Bafana with a steady hand and generous spirit during South Africa’s triumphant hosting of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, radiated South African pride and dignity as he read the age-old declaration of honour bestowing on him the Freedom of the City of London.On Wednesday 10 November, standing before the robed Chamberlain’s Clerk, Murray Craig, and a top-hatted orderly with a long red jacket and a distinctly Dickensian air, Aaron Mokoena performed the ancient ritual of obedience to the Queen and the Lord Mayor of the City of London.The Bafana captain, surrounded by tradition stretching back almost 1 000 years in the heart of London’s financial heart known as the “square mile”, was totally comfortable in his own skin while clearly moved by the magnitude of the honour being bestowed on him as his wife and daughter and colleagues looked on.In Mandela’s footstepsMokoena is only the second South African to receive the freedom of the city. The first was Nelson Mandela, back in 1996 while on a state visit to Britain.And as the Clerk pointed out, Mandela was not the first Nelson to receive the honour. England’s own Lord Nelson of Waterloo and Trafalgar fame received the freedom of the city in 1797 and his parchment hangs in the same chamber as that of Mr Mandela.The original purpose was to bestow the freedom to trade, but it has now become a symbolic rather than functional honour for the 1 800 or so who receive it annually. Other famous names to have been award freeman status include Winston Churchill, Benjamin Disraeli, Nehru, Theodore Roosevelt, Florence Nightingale and Margaret Thatcher.Lord Mayor with strong South African linksThe ceremony for Mokoena was held only two days before the first Lord Mayor to have openly declared his strong South African connections, Michael Bear, was sworn in as the 683rd Lord Mayor, to the singing and dancing of a group of Zulu warriors in traditional gear who braved the cold to parade through the streets of London and then sing from a barge in the Thames.Alderman Bear was born in Kenya, studied at Wits University in Johannesburg and worked in South Africa for some years. His wife was born in Klerksdorp.The Mayor of City of London Corporation, which runs the financial centre, is not to be confused with the Mayor of London, who is elected for renewable five-year terms and presides over the City of Westminster – the area that tourists would define as London.The Lord Mayor is elected for a once-only 12-month period by the head of the livery companies of old, which today are all financial services companies. He represents London’s banks and financial institutions in the global economy. During his one-year term he travels abroad about 30 times and makes some 750 speeches.Because he was traditionally elected by the livery companies – and not appointed by the Crown – the Lord Mayor had to make the journey to Westminster to swear allegiance to the reigning Monarch. Anyone awarded the freedom of the City by the Lord Mayor had to do the same.‘A very proud moment’Which brings us back to Aaron Mokoena.The Clerk, who presented Mokoena with a framed parchment scroll proclaiming him a Freeman of the City, then held up a little red book as though presenting an errant football/soccer player with a red card.“This he said you will need to study and follow the rules for leading a righteous life,” he said, pointing out that the current Chamberlain was the 37th in a continuous line going back to 1294.The freeman ceremony goes back to 1237, and the first Lord Mayor was elected in 1189.Mokoena gracefully thanked the clerk on behalf of the Lord Mayor, and the official photographer began a long session to record the magic moment.“London is such a fantastic city, and to be presented with this award as a South African playing football in the UK is a very proud moment for my country, my family and myself,” Mokoena said.Pride, confidence, resilienceOn 11 June 2010, Mokoena carried the hopes and aspirations of millions of South Africans as he led Bafana Bafana onto the field in the Johannesburg stadium for the match against Mexico which produced “the Tshabalala moment” – widely regarded as the goal of the tournament.When it came time for Bafana to bow out of the tournament, Mokoena’s guiding hand was crucial in transforming those aspirations of victory into those of being dignified hosts of a triumphant World Cup.Mokoena reflects in his own stature and dignity the gains that South Africa has made as a country in hosting the 2010 World Cup: national identity, pride, confidence and resilience.In that sense, he symbolises the legacy of the World Cup: reflecting the values of South Africa’s own transition to democracy, gearing for growth, nation-building and forging a modest but crucial space in the global economy as active participant in a changing world.A truly global South AfricanHe is also a symbol of the huge asset South Africa enjoys in its global citizens abroad.Mokoena has played club football/soccer – in recent years for Portsmouth – and has travelled abroad for almost a decade of his life.In that sense, he is a global South African with a contextualised sense of his country’s place in the world and South Africa’s potential to leverage its unique history and transition and the diversity of its people for the good of all its people.Mokoena is mobbed by young autograph hunters wherever he goes in Britain, and the youth look to him as football/soccer hero.But he is clearly far more than a football/soccer icon. He has dedicated himself increasingly in recent years to empowering other, in particular the youth, to excel in the game that has given him so much and made him the magnanimous human being that he is today.Aaron Mokoena FoundationMokoena, whose days as a professional player are likely to come to an end in the next three to four years, has a new passion: reaching out to the youth of his hometown of Boipatong in Sedibeng and the wider Gauteng region – and eventually nationwide – to identify and offer training, coaching and mentoring to talented young players at school level.In so doing, the coaches and mentors will look for the qualities of leadership that will serve the country beyond the football/soccer field.To this end, Mokoena and a group of dedicated colleagues in South Africa and the UK founded the Aaron Mokoena Foundation to establish his academy and a team of coaches and mentors.Mokoena’s teammates at Portsmouth are as enthusiastic as he is about the venture and have vowed to assist him.A new approach to sportHis passion reflects – and is helping forge – a new approach to sport and mega-sporting events globally. It is increasingly about the legacy rather than the victory and conquest which has made football/soccer and Olympic sports the highly competitive multi-billion dollar industry they are today.In a changing world – and one which needs to become more sustainable, inclusive and equal – nurturing the human spirit becomes part of its triumph.It means embracing the generosity of the human spirit as represented by South Africa’s four Nobel Peace Laureates: the late Chief Albert Luthuli, Presidents Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.That spirit has been movingly captured in the String Quartet of Peace, four string instruments crafted by Cape Town luthier Brian Lisus, which will play the beautiful piece Uxolo (reconcialiation in Zulu and Xhosa) composed by the South African-born Eugene Skeef in the UK in various global capitals in the year ahead.It was that spirit the predominated when Aaron Mokoena received his freeman status in what was an extraordinary week for South Africa in London.John Battersby is the UK Country Manager of Brand South Africa. He is a trustee of the Aaron Mokoena Foundation. read more
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio Ag Net was recently at the 2018 Becknology Days at the Beck’s Hybrids headquarters in Indiana. A close-up look at the ongoing Practical Farm Research is a highlight of the annual event. One of the more unique projects being undertaken is that of producing 400-bushel corn with today’s technology. PFR Agronomist Travis Burnett talks with Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood about the undertaking.