Club registration on for NCD taekwondo trials

first_imgThis is in a series of three trials before a final selection is done on 31 July 2016.Taekwondo clubs in NCD are urged to register their clubs and fighters for the first trial with fighters from Central and Gulf Province invited to participate.Nomination fee is K150 per club and the competitor’s registration fee is K20 per athlete with registration to close on 31 December this year.All proceeds will go towards the levy fees for Team NCD taekwondo squad to the Games in Kimbe.NCD Taekwondo will work alongside NCDC Sports Desk to finalise the NCD taekwondo team for the Games.NCD taekwondo instructor master Jamuga Stone confirmed that the executives have selected 2nd dan black belt holder and PNG heavyweight champion Sam Ware as the new coach.Ware will be assisted by PNG 1st dan black belt holder Duaba Dauba to head the NCD Taekwondo team.Picture: PNG taekwondo fighter in action at the recent Pacific Games in Port Moresbylast_img read more

UEFA General Secretary Arrives in Liberia

first_imgThe General Secretary of Europe’s Football Governing body (UEFA), Theodore Theodoridis, arrives in Liberia today, Tuesday, with a two member high powered delegation.The UEFA delegation will be in Liberia from March 22 to 23 to discuss UEFA’s cooperation with the Liberia Football Association (LFA).The delegation is headed by Mr. Theodoridis and includes Urs Kluser, Integrity Officer, and Legal Affairs/Disciplinary Services.A release from the LFA said the two man UEFA delegation will discuss future cooperation with the Liberian FA in all aspects of football development.The delegation will visit the LFA Technical Center under construction in Careysburg, the future home of the LFA in Congo Town, the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) and pay a courtesy visit to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.The delegation will then join LFA President Musa Hassan Bility and LFA Executives for a discussion before addressing the local football media.The coming of the UEFA delegation to Liberia followed discussions held between Mr. Bility and the newly elected FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, on the margins of Feburary’s FIFA Congress in Zurich.The LFA President reportedly played an influential role in deciding the outcome of the FIFA presidential pools.Mr. Bility is excited about the upcoming visit and said it will help Liberia reach a higher mark in its football development program.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Go-Invest notes shortfall in services sector during 2018

first_imgThere has been a shortfall in the services sector in Guyana and sloth in the due diligence the application process for investors in Guyana, which has led to loses in 2018. This is according Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Guyana Office for Investment (GO-Invest), Owen Verwey.Addressing a press conference at Duke Lodge on Monday, Verwey noted that despite successes for the agency in 2018, there were certain “shortfalls”, particularly in the services sector. “We have seen some shortfall there especially in the services sector, where we expected earlier activities as to relates to that. I think we are now seeing that level of activity picking up significantly to develop the first oil part of it,” he stated.He said too that there was some sloth in the due diligence process that has resulted in these shortfalls but that will be addressed. As such, the agency has put in place a process to look at realistic applications in ensuring that they are validated. According to Verwey, in 2018 Go Invest generated investments totalling $89.4 billion in facilitated investments and $52.2 billion from 56 executed investments across all platforms and sectors of local Guyanese economy.He revealed that based on the investor figures, these investments are expected to create 1644 jobs when the projects are fully operational. These new jobs and associated training opportunities will increase Guyana’s human resource capabilities in agriculture, light manufacturing, tourism, services, forestry and energy.Addressing a press conference at Duke Lodge on Monday, Verwey noted that for the 56 executed investments, 38 were local, 15 were Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) and three were joint ventures. The FDI agreements were mainly within the agriculture, services and manufacturing sectors, along with one in Information and Communication Technology.“GO-Invest also made substantial progress in promoting Guyana’s exports in international markets in 2018. The agency matched 56 local businesses with overseas clients. These were involved in the supply of gold, diamonds, coffee, coconut oil, heart of palm, pepper, fruit pulp, dressed lumber, noodles, beverages, and clay brick among other products,” he explained.To complement these activities, Verwey said GO-Invest completed a robust programme of inward and outward missions that year to explore mutually beneficial investment opportunities and implement trade-related activities aimed at obtaining new markets and increasing exports.This resulted in 36 Guyanese entrepreneurs in the agro-processing, mining and tourism sectors attaining direct access to selected export markets offering the best sale opportunities for their products and services. The missions resulted in significant gains for both large and small enterprises with new markets secured for ventures of all sizes.“Overall, the agency facilitated the improvement of local exporters’ marketing, networking, and monitoring tools and capabilities. This involved the creation of synergistic business links, allowing local exporters to collaborate easily and securely with their international clients and build capacity in vital aspects of business, such as improving product design and quality and enhancing productivity,” he added.At present, GO-Invest is preparing for several major events including GIPEX 2019. It is also involved in the ongoing training of exporters in order to get them ready for international trading along with translation and distribution of brochures about investments and exports.The agency is engaged in hiring consultants for the Trade and Investment Framework and the Investment Review and Export Strategy under the National Quality Infrastructure Project.last_img read more

Girls in ICT aim at striking a gender balance in related fields

first_imgOne of the participants utilising her softwareIn celebration of the international Girls in Information Communication Technologies (ICT) Day, the Public Telecommunications Ministry, in collaboration with private sector agencies, on Thursday hosted a mini expo to showcase the work of young women in the related field.Held at the Giftland Mall at Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, the exhibition focused on promoting job opportunities and striking a gender balance by increasing the number of girls in the ICT field.Assistant Engineer at the National Frequency Management Unit, Melissa Layne, said, “The idea behind this initiative is to spread awareness about the gender gap which exists in computing and the field of technology, and also to encourage more women and girls to take up careers in tech.”She told Guyana Times that there are challenges in reaching hinterland communities; but whenever those are reached, persons are encouraged to use offline applications to exceed their usual expectations.According to Layne, many youths are unaware of the career opportunities in technology because of the lack of accessibility.Layne revealed, “What we are showing is what some women in technology have been doing in Guyana. We have done tech camps in St. Cuthbert’s Mission and Charity as well, where we bring technology to the girls of those outlying communities.”She added, “What we found in the hinterland regions is connectivity and actually being exposed to what tech has to offer. Girls don’t understand that there are jobs like programming and graphic designing. They don’t have the awareness and the knowledge; and sometimes access is a bit hard.”On site, teenage girls were present to showcase their programming skills, which were used to develop databases for the health and agriculture sector.Serena Razack said her group focused on creating an inventory for hospitals, given that there have been a number of cases of misdiagnosis and expired medications.This programme allows medical practitioners to be au fait with the medication along with its expiry date, how much is being used, and by which doctor. Razack said the programme can be modified for a larger quantity of medications.“This is the first major project we are doing. We have been hearing about the different drugs in Guyana, so we figured it would be helpful if we created a programme that would allow us to keep track of these drugs: like the expiry date, how much is being used, and so on. This database can be expanded so you can add more drugs; so we think that, with further editing, it will be helpful.”Meanwhile, Sakia Jones told this publication that her database was created to aid the agriculture sector with record-keeping.“When you’re dealing with agriculture, especially on a farm, you have to keep track of everything you do. Because it’s a broad topic, we’re only doing plant based-stuff, like the water requirements, soil type and the plant name, just to put that in the inventory,” she explained.Girls in ICT Day is observed every year on April 26 in all member countries and organisations of the United Nations’ International Telecommunications Union (ITU).The National Frequency Management Unit (NFMU) has, for many years, led Guyana’s outreaches into schools with special focus on rural areas.last_img read more

Man City set for quiet transfer window?

first_imgManchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has no plans to spend more Etihad cash this January – or does he?The Chilean claims no more Abu Dhabi millions will be spent reinforcing his already glittering side with his squad, in his mind, already perfect.However he admits that in the crazy January transfer window anything can happen.“I think the squad is complete,” he said.“As always, I said that we are not going to completely rule anything out, but we are not really thinking of any special players to bring in.“I don’t talk about rumours. I am telling you what I am thinking about for our squad in this moment.” 1 Manuel Pellegrini last_img read more

BUNDORAN MAN ACCUSED OF PUNCHING GARDA

first_imgA BUNDORAN MAN is alleged to have punched a garda in the face leaving him with a bruised jaw during a roadside assault.Pat Barry, 53, from St Bridget’s Terrace in Bundoran, was being arrested by gardai for public order matters when he struck out at the officer, a court heard.Judge Des Zaidan ordered that garda statements be furnished to the defendant’s solicitor and he adjourned the matter for four weeks. The defendant appeared before Naas District Court charged with seriously assaulting Garda Rory Sheriff.He is also charged with threatening and abusive behaviour at Main Street, Sallins, Co Kildare on June 13 last year.Outlining the allegation, an inspector alleged that Barry struck a blow to Garda Sheriff, who suffered bruising, but no bones were broken and he made a full recovery. The judge adjourned the case to April.BUNDORAN MAN ACCUSED OF PUNCHING GARDA was last modified: March 15th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

PREVIEW: EXCITEMENT BUILDING FOR TOPAZ DONEGAL INTERNATIONAL RALLY

first_imgExcitement building for Topaz Donegal International Rally 2012 by Declan BoyleThe history of the Donegal International Rally will continue this June from the 15-17th, 3 days of fully packed action of pure rallying.Since the event was launched in 1972, it has grown from strength to strength becoming Donegal’s largest sporting event. The rally is estimated to bring up to €25 million to the local economy each year hosting up to 50,000 plus spectators.CoC for the rally, Eamon McGee has made slight changes to the course for this year’s International.Day One will see the rally around the Newtowncunningham/Manorcunningham area with a Spectator Stage in Buncrana again this year.Day Two has a slight few changes but will see the same classic stages such as Knockalla & Gartan Lake. Day Three will consist of more classics such as Glen, Port Lake and the incredible Atlantic Drive and will head back to the events HQ at the Mount Errigal Hotel for the finish ramp and the prize-giving which will take place towards nightfall on Sunday evening.As the Topaz Donegal International Rally is part of the Irish Tarmac Rally Championship you can expect to see names such as Former winner Tim McNulty, Eugene Donnelly, Daragh O’Riordan, Garry Jennings, Sam Moffett and ITRC leader Darren Gass.This year’s rally is a counting round of the Irish Tarmac Historic Championship, Round 4 of the Citroen C2 Championship and not forgetting the National Championship. The event is also a counting round of the Donegal MotorClub Basset Heating & Plumbing championshipIrish Tarmac Championship Rally Standings DARREN GASS (SUBARU)                                      61 GARRY JENNINGS (MITSUBISHI EVO)                     41EUGENE DONNELLY (MINI/COROLLA)                      36DARAGH O’RIORDAN (SUBARU)                             31DEREK McGARRITY (SUBARU)                                21.5 SAM MOFFETT (MITSUBSHI EVO)                           16.5DONAGH KELLY (MITSUBISHI EVO)                                16TIM McNULTY (SUBARU)                                       15DAVID CARNEY (CITROEN C2)                               10KEVIN O’CONNNOR (CITROEN C2)                          9 For more info on the rally visit www.donegalrally.ie orwww.donegalmotorclub.comAuthor – Declan BoyleImage – Declan Boyle – www.dbpics.netPREVIEW: EXCITEMENT BUILDING FOR TOPAZ DONEGAL INTERNATIONAL RALLY was last modified: May 20th, 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:Donegal Dailydonegaldaily.comPREVIEW: TENSION BUILDING FOR TOPAZ DONEGAL INTERNATIONAL RALLYlast_img read more

COUPLE BAN GUESTS FROM WATCHING ROYAL WEDDING ON THEIR BIG DAY

first_imgA Donegal couple have banned their wedding guests from watching the royal wedding on their special day.Defiant Roisin Harkin and Johnny Sweeney will tie the knot in Coole parish church near Carrigart this Friday.But IT tutor Roisin and teacher Johnny, 33, are determind that Britain’s Will and Kate will not steal their limelight on the big day. Roisin revealed “The royal wedding starts in Westminister about 11.30am and ours starts at 12 noon so they are virually clashing with eachother.And she added “We have asked guests not to be going in and out to watch TV during the ceremony or the reception.“Afterall it’s our special day too.”The couple, who have been going out for a number of years, have been engaged for the past 10 months. The happy couple are due to go on honeymoon in August when Johnny gets holidays from his job.EndsCOUPLE BAN GUESTS FROM WATCHING ROYAL WEDDING ON THEIR BIG DAY was last modified: April 26th, 2011 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:bannedCarrigartroyal weddinglast_img read more

SPORTSTAR AWARDS – RAMELTON SOCCER STARS AMONG ATHLETES WHO IMPRESS IN MAY

first_imgTwo young Ramelton soccer stars were among the top sporting achievers in the county in a review of the highlights from the month of May by the Donegal Sports Star Awards Committee.Just days after signing his first professional contract 18-year-old Kyle-Callan McFadden helped Norwich City to the English FA Youth Cup title after defeating favourites Chelsea over two legs with the decisive second leg taking place at Stamford Bridge.KYLE MCFADDENAnother Ramelton man Barry McNamee had reason for double celebration in May as he won the April Airtricity/Soccer Writers Association Premiership Player of the Month Award and the Derry City player went on to make his debut for the Republic of Ireland U-21 side in a friendly in Denmark. McFadden and McNamee look set to feature at the end of the year when the Donegal Sports Star Awards Committee sit down to decide the winner in the soccer category.Abroad and after four relatively quiet years Letterkenny cyclist Philip Deignan hit the headlines coming home first in the five day Tour of the Gila in New Mexico.It was a very good month for boxing in the county with a number of winners at the National Stadium in Dublin including young Carndonagh Boxing Club sisters Labhaoise and Jessica Clarke and Meave McCarron (Carrigart BC) while Finn Valley ABC’s Austeja Auciute won her sixth Irish title and club colleague Michael Gallagher lifted his ninth national gold medal.Meanwhile, young Bryan McNamee (Convoy BC) defeated the current Scottish and British champion in the annual international McGuigan Cup named after Barry McGuigan. Once again there will be plenty of competition for the county’s top boxer in 2013 when the Donegal Sports Star Award Committee look at the many successes throughout the year. Ciara Doogan (Gortahork) became the first Errigal Cycling Club member to be named on an Irish Olympic team for next month’s finals in Utrecht, Holland. At the Community Games there was gold medals for Letterkenny’s Christine Russell and Richard Ogujawa along with Odhran Doogan (Cloughaneely).At the County Gaeltacht Finals on the May Bank Holiday Monday St. Michael’s won their first ever Donegal senior title while the county champions at junior level were Fanad Gaels and Termon were crowned senior ladies champions again. Super sub Amber Barrett scored four second half goals to help the Donegal Minor Ladies team to win the Ulster Football Championship Final while Castlefin’s Karen Guthrie was the sole Donegal GAA women’s representative named in the Division 1 team of the year. Termon’s Geraldine McLaughlin and Eilish Ward (St. Nauls) were members of the Ulster side that won the MMI interprovincial ladies football championship final for the third time in four seasons.11-year-old Jack Duffy (Foyle Golf Academy) from Buncrana won the ‘US Kid’s U-12 All-Ireland title at Portmarnock G.C. while Letterkenny man Brendan McCarroll (Ballyliffin GC) won a major golfing tournament in Austria (Gosser Open) for the second year in a row.In the middle of May two Letterkenny gymnasts Meg Carr and Patrick Quinlivan won titles in Belfast at the Northern Region Special Olympics Gymnastics Competition. Letterkenny girl Alanna Gallagher took gold at the Community Games U15 Gymnastics National Finals in Athlone. Early in May in motorsport Donegal driver Donagh Kelly won his first Carryduff N.I. Rally Championship. And on the last Sunday of the month Declan and Brian Boyle (Subaru WRC) returned to winning ways with a fine win in the Cavan Rally.Letterkenny man Sammy Wasson won gold at the World Drug Free Powerlifting Federation European Championships in Monaghan. In Rugby the Ballyshannon side defeated Strabane 11-8 to win the Ravenhill Cup Final in Omagh. There was great news for Luke Dalton from Fahan who was selected to play for Ireland in the Rugby League Student World Cup in Leeds. On the first Sunday in May, Lifford Celtic made history winning the Donegal Junior League Premier Division title for the first time while Cranford Utd were promoted to the top flight. Fintown Harps won their first ever Donegal Junior Cup by lifting the Downtown trophy. A 90th minute Eoin Sheridan goal handed Rathmullan Celtic the Brian McCormick Cup in a 2-1 win over Glenea Utd.Clonmany Shamrocks completed the double in Inishowen by winning the Charlie O’Donnell Cup. Also in Inishowen QPS completed the double by winning 6-1 against Redcastle Utd Reserves in the Fr O’Gara Cup Final while Dunree Utd took the Top Four Cup title with a win over Redcastle Reserves.On the last Sunday of May goals from the Moville Celtic men Nigel McMonagle and Shane Canning booked Inishowen’s place in the Oscar Traynor final after 2-0 win over Wexford Youths at Maginn Park.Seamus Coleman reached another milestone in his professional soccer career making his 100th appearance for Everton. And at the end of the month the Killybegs man turned in a man of the match performance in the Republic of Ireland’s draw with England at Wembley. Ciara Grant was a member of the Raheny Utd team that won the Irish Women’s League. Greencastle girls Roma McLaughlin and Sarah Jane McDonald were on the Irish U-16 team that finished third in an international tournament in Dublin. One of the founders of the Letterkenny Tennis Club Alan Graham (now Omagh TC) was selected to play for the first time on an Ulster side to compete in the All-Ireland Vets Inter-provincials in Templeogue, Dublin. And in the sport of Table tennis Dublin based Letterkenny native Patrick McCloughan was named on the Ireland Veterans O-40s team to take part in the Six Nations tournament in September. On Saturday 25th Letterkenny 24/7 club member Aidan Callaghan won the Rosses Point Triathlon.In schools athletics Christopher Murray, Mulroy College Milford won gold at the Senior Boys 800m at the Ulster Schools District Athletic Championships in Antrim. Also in Antrim, Abbey VS won the Intermediate U-17 Girls Cup while John Kelly (Royal & Prior) set a new record of 16.12m in winning the Senior Boys Shot Putt. Other winners included Daniel Gallagher (Killybegs VS) Intermediate Boys 3k and 1,500m; Arlene Crossan (Loreto Letterkenny) Junior U-15 Long Jump and 800m; Ciara Donoghue (Loreto Letterkenny) 1,200m Walk; Naomh McGranaghan (Finn Valley) U-15 Hammer; Karen Gallagher (Royal & Prior) Intermediate 1,500m; Hannagh Campbell (Killybegs VS) Intermediate Pole VaultAt the Aviva Stadium on the last Saturday of May Scoil Mhuire Glenties were crowned champions in their category of the Aviva Health FAI Primary School 5’s National Finals.For further details on the Donegal Sports Star Awards go to www.donegalsportsstarawards.ieSPORTSTAR AWARDS – RAMELTON SOCCER STARS AMONG ATHLETES WHO IMPRESS IN MAY was last modified: June 17th, 2013 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:Donegal Sportstar AwardsMaylast_img read more

Rams capture tournament title

first_img After suffering a loss in their first match of the day, the Bruins regrouped behind the play of Stephanie Barry (17 kills, 4 blocks) and Elise Hendrickson (11 kills) to finish in seventh place at the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions. Wilson (17-8) resumes play Tuesday, hosting Lakewood in a key Moore League matchup. “I think it proved we could play with anybody,” Wilson coach Susan Pescar said. “This tournament, Torrey Pines and Durango, I put us in (those tournaments) because they’re vital for us to get better, even though we’re going to take losses doing big tournaments like this, where you have top-notch teams.” Windward 3, Downey Calvary Chapel 2 Senior outside hitter Danielle Hamilton had 42 digs, 6 kills and 5 aces but it wasn’t enough as the Grizzlies lost 13-25, 25-12, 25-21, 9-25, 15-13 to the host Wildcats (5-1 in league) in an Alpha League contest. Senior setter Hilary Vanhofwegen added 21 aces, 2 blocks and 2 aces, and senior outside hitter Elise Vanfossen finished with 32 digs, 7 kills and 6 blocks for Downey Calvary Chapel (7-4, 2-4). FOOTBALL La Salle 42, St. Anthony 7 Nathan Bury rushed for three touchdowns to lead the Lancers to a Camino Real League victory over the visiting Saints. The junior fullback scored on runs of 21, 26 and 2 yards and gained 90 yards on just nine carries for the Lancers. La Salle frustrated St. Anthony’s quarterback Austin Muhleka all game as Muhleka was intercepted three times and completed 6 of 22 passes for 92 yards. John Piraino scored the lone Saints touchdown of the game, when with four seconds left in the half, he caught a 2-yard pass from Muhleka to get to within 22-7 at the half. Piraino caught four passes for 31 yards. — Brian Baiotto Campbell Hall 52, Downey Calvary Chapel 0 The Grizzlies (1-6, 0-2) remained winless in Delphic League after being shut out by the host Vikings (6-1, 1-1). Downey Calvary Chapel travels to play Brentwood on Friday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Millikan topped Trabuco Hills, 9-7, in the semifinals. Mattingly and Scott Butler each had three goals and Wood made seven saves. In the quarterfinals, the Rams beat El Toro’s “B” team, 14-5. Mattingly scored six times, Bryan-Zwick had four and Wood made nine saves. Led by driver Brian Mattingly and goalie Dylan Wood, Millikan High’s boys water polo team went unbeaten Saturday to claim the championship of the Canyon Tournament. Mattingly had 12 goals in three games, including three in a 7-5 victory over Thousand Oaks in the championship game. Santiago Bryan-Zwick scored twice in the final and Wood made eight saves. The Rams (14-5) were tied at 5 with the Lancers entering the final quarter but scored two unanswered goals to claim the victory. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Wilson 12, Coronado 8 The senior trio of Matt Sagehorn, Scott Huntley and Kyle Wootten each scored three times, and Cody Walter, also a senior, added two more to lead the Bruins to the nonleague victory. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL La Costa Canyon 3, Wilson 1; Wilson 3, San Marcos 1 last_img read more