Hockey fans looking to check out the Nelson Leafs this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season can pretty much pick any Friday or Saturday from September to February to see the Green and White in action.Those two days of the week offer the best choice as Nelson plays no less than 20 of the team’s 26 home games on Friday and Saturday — 10 on each day.“I really like our schedule,” Leaf head coach Frank Maida told The Nelson Daily earlier this month.“We only play two games at home to start the season (in September) so it will be good to get out on the road and have the boys bond as a team.”Unlike last season when Nelson played 11 of its first 19 games at home — more than a third of the season in the first seven weeks — and nine games during the final three weeks of the regular campaign, the Leafs have a more balanced schedule.Nelson opens the season in mid-September with a two-game, home-and-home series against rival Castlegar Rebels. Leaf fans get a chance to see the defending KIJHL champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks Saturday, September 29 at the NDCC Arena.Nelson has two mid-week games on Wednesday along with the traditional New Year’s Eve contest, this season against Beaver Valley. The other home games are on Sunday.The Leafs open training camp on the upcoming season Friday, August 31 at the NDCC Arena for three days.Maida expects approximately 30 players in camp.Exhibition season opens for Nelson Tuesday, September 4 at home against Beaver Valley.The Leafs have scheduled four pre-season games, two each against Castlegar and Beaver Valley.ICE CHIPS: KIJHL training camps should fit in just fine now that the BCHL has moved up their schedule. Last year camps of both leagues were held as the same time, forcing KIJHL coaches to wait longer for Tier II cuts to fill our Junior B rosters. BCHL camps are currently running with the Tier II season opening September 8th, a full week ahead of the KIJHL. Trail plays four exhibition games — August 28 and 29 in the Silver City against Prince George and August 31 and September 1 against Merritt.
With Guyana’s private sector being one of its major markets for customers, WiPay has disclosed plans to engage the Government of Guyana so that the State’s need for hard cash and other paper-based services can be replaced by the variety of convenient online payment services the company currently offers.Headquartered in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T), this online payment system has already partnered with that country’s Government to have Government payments done online, and is targeting to offer similar services to the governmental agencies in countries where its offices are located, including in Jamaica, St. Lucia and Guyana.Chief Operational Officer (COO) of WiPay, Sacha Thompson, at a recent press conference, noted that the market for their technology varies in each country, considering the various laws existing. However, she pointed out that since the launch of its online services in Guyana, private businesses have been embracing these services more than the public.“It varies by markets. Because, as you see and you read, you know the different countries have different phases of digital development, and that’s contingent on which countries have which laws, and which regulations (have been) passed… In some of the islands, we started with Government as our first customer, and in other islands we started with the private sector. In the case of Guyana, we started here with private sector, and we really hope to have further conversations with the Government”, the COO stated.Thompson also underscored that most countries in the Caribbean region are taking major steps to be involved in digital development as a whole. “Most countries are aiming, though, to get into the digital arena, (and are) taking major steps to do so,” she stated.This objective is part of the company’s objective to give everyone an opportunity to access convenient online payment services without the need to travel. This entails being able to make and receive payments online with credit card and its newest ‘cash’ payments online service.
Over 35 persons are now homeless after a fire gutted several shacks on Lombard and Broad Streets, Charlestown, Georgetown on Saturday morning.Reports are the fire started at about 08:00h after an alleged mentally unstable man set one of the shacks, which is adjoined to each other, on fire.When Guyana Times visited the scene, occupants of the dwellings stood in disbelief with many household items on the roadway. Some were tumbling through the rubble to unearth any valuables that were saved while passers-by looked on.Speaking with this publication, several occupants of the shacks recalled being alerted by nearby persons who noticed the smoke emanating from the structures.The fire quickly escalated into an uncontrollable inferno, leaving persons with no other option but to dash to safety while the fire ripped apart the shacks.Abiola Khalil told this publication that she was at work when someone called and informed her of the fire. She said that by the time she reached home the fire had flattened her dwelling place.A firefighter struggles to contain the blaze at Lombard and Broad Streets, Charlestown, Georgetown (News Source Guyana photo)Meanwhile, Roxanne Austin said she was asleep when the alarm was raised.“Everything I lose. I don’t have anything…I was asleep. I jump up when I see what going,” Austin said. Meanwhile, Tidicia Daniel explained that her attention was drawn to the fire after someone alerted her but the flames prevented her from saving any furniture and valuables.“They claim that my brother cause the fire. I don’t know ‘cause I wasn’t there. I hear people talking and when we look, we see the fire coming and it was uncontrollable so we couldn’t save nothing,” she related.The woman praised the Guyana Fire Service for arriving promptly since other buildings in close proximity could have been damaged as well.“It’s a lot of loses everybody get. The fire service come on time and had it under control because if they didn’t come, the whole square would’ve gone,” said Daniel.No injuries were recorded.Back in 2017, the Central Housing and Planning Authority was on the verge of relocating the squatters from Broad and Lombard Streets after the owner of the property was granted a High Court judgement to have them removed.Some 68 adults and 100 children have been living in the area and they were supposed to be relocated to Barnwell North, Mocha Arcadia but the residents of Mocha Arcadia, East Bank Demerara, protested over this move due to several social issues.The Department of Housing, in collaboration with the Food For The Poor (FFTP) organisation were expected to construct 72 homes for the squatters. Government had said it will match the $42 million contribution by FFTP but the Government was not pleased with the house model and the project was reportedly stalled.Meanwhile, the previous Administration had discussed plans to have the squatters relocated at La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara, and on the East Bank of Demerara but they had refused to move from the area.
And they got worse on June 5, when gossip magazine TVNotas reported that nine members of Mexico’s World Cup squad had an all-night party with a group of 30 prostitutes after their farewell home match that weekend.The Mexican Football Federation decided against punishing the players, because “they have not missed training” and “a free day is a free day,” in the words of general secretary Guillermo Cantu.But the public condemnation and online mockery have been blistering.“The federation doesn’t have to punish the party-boy players. The public and private ridicule will be more than enough,” sports journalist David Faitelson of ESPN wrote on Twitter.As the scandal swirled, midfielder Hector Herrera asked for a leave of absence from training in Denmark to travel to Portugal, where he is based, and tend to “personal matters,” according to media reports.Trying to calm the storm, star striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez posted a video online that he said proved the team “didn’t do anything bad” — though he admitted, “I don’t think we’d do it again.”– ‘Locker-room anthropology’ –Mexico’s national football team supporters cheer outside the Kremlin © AFP / Vasily MAXIMOVThe controversy echoes similar scandals around the team in recent years.In September 2010, Mexico players had an all-night party in their hotel with unidentified women after a friendly.On that occasion, the federation fined 11 players and slapped six-month suspensions on defender Efrain Juarez and forward Carlos Vela.In June 2011, before a trip to Argentina for the Copa America, Mexican players hired sex workers in a hotel in Quito, Ecuador. They were fined and suspended from the team for half a year.The latest chapter has particularly outraged some die-hard fans, who worry the scandal will distract the team going into their high-stakes opening match against the world champions.“The scandal will affect the family life of those involved, their relationships with their teammates and their performance at the World Cup,” said Mexican writer Juan Villoro in a scathing newspaper column entitled “Locker-room anthropology.”Other fans take the view that in football, as in love, it is best to forgive and forget.“I’m with my Mexico, just like during every World Cup,” said Alfonso Avila, a 37-year-old fan.“I hope when the team starts delivering results that all those people who criticized them aren’t going to try to jump on the bandwagon.”– Nothing new –So will El Tri be distracted by the noise?AFP asked veterans of the Mexican national team to weigh in.“I think it will distract them, and I think a lot of the players will have family problems,” said Manuel Negrete, a member of Mexico’s 1986 World Cup squad.“They need to be extremely concentrated on the one-on-one against Germany.”But there is nothing new in footballers behaving badly, said 89-year-old Antonio “Tota” Carbajal, a five-time World Cup veteran.“This isn’t the first team to go through this. I went through it myself,” he said, recalling an incident from the 1966 World Cup in England, when two players snuck out of training camp to go to a bar — and coach Ignacio Trelles followed them to drag them back.This year’s squad “did a stupid thing, you can’t deny it,” he said.“But these things unite the team.”– Tarnished leader –The bigger problem may be longtime leader Marquez’s legal woes.Marquez, who was the team captain for years, is playing in his fifth World Cup, and coach Juan Carlos Osorio says he is counting on his leadership.But the 39-year-old arrives in Russia under the cloud of an ongoing drug trafficking investigation that cost him sponsors and forced him to take a nearly three-month break from football last year to focus on his legal defense.“He’s a guy whose leadership will be very necessary at the World Cup,” said former national team member Joaquin Beltran.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mexico’s players take part in horseplay during a training session at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on June 16, 2018, on the eve of their World Cup opener against Germany © AFP / Yuri KADOBNOVMEXICO CITY, Mexico, Jun 17 – Between the orgy accusations and the drug-trafficking charges facing their veteran star, Mexico have had their share of distractions heading into their World Cup opener against Germany on Sunday.The headaches started last year when the US Treasury Department accused El Tri’s longtime captain, Rafael Marquez, of being a “front person” for an international drug-trafficking organization.
Karen with new husband Geroid after their whirlwind day!It wasn’t quite ‘Four weddings and a funeral’ but Donegal woman Karen Simmons and new husband Geroid Dunne certainly know how to pack a lot into one day.With three children under the age of two years, the devoted young couple didn’t know when they would find the time to walk down the aisle.So when they were having their two month old twins Leah and Conor christened, they decided now was as good a time as any. But even more surprising was the fact that none of their family or friends knew about their big announcement.Karen, an office administrator from Listillion outside Letterkenny, said the only other person in on their secret was the priest Fr Martin Jennings.“We decided that the vast majority of people we would want at our wedding including our families and close friends were there anyway.“We didn’t want to put them to any additional expense or fuss so we decided we would have our wedding ceremony after the christening,” revealed Karen. The mum of three, who now lives in Tubbercurry, Co Sligo with Geroid, two year old daughter Grace and new twins, said the reaction of the 50 or so friends and family was priceless.“Fr Jennings was in on the secret and he knew we were getting married for the right reasons.“When he announced after the christenings that there was another small ceremony – our wedding – people went very quiet. I think they were in shock. But then everyone cheered and it was just perfect,” said Karen, 34.The couple had booked a photographer for the christening and so were able to get some wedding photos also.The christening and wedding guests then had a meal to round off what was a wonderful if not somewhat surprising day. The couple first met four years ago in Calgary, Canada where both were working and playing for the Calgary Chieftains GAA Club.They moved back to Ireland but never found the time to tie the knot.“We were both lucky in that we found work and although we had travelled a lot, we are delighted to have moved back to Ireland,” said Karen.She said the only disappointment was that some family members could not make their wedding ceremony but the couple plan to have a big party and make sure everyone is invited. “My brother was one person who couldn’t make the christening because he was sick but we couldn’t stop the wedding ceremony.“We’re going to have a big party and everyone will be invited,” added Karen.Karen is the daughter of Joe and Anne Simmons from Stranorlar.DONEGAL WOMAN CHRISTENS TWINS AND THEN SAYS ‘I DO’! was last modified: January 7th, 2014 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:christeningdonegalGeroid DunneKaren Simmonssligotwins
Owning a dog is a wonderful and rewarding privilege however, with this privilege comes an extensive list of responsibilities. It is with this in mind that Donegal County Council is embarking on a new awareness raising campaign to promote responsible dog ownership in Donegal.“Caring for a dog requires a continuous commitment of keeping them healthy and happy and this is something that any prospective dog owner should consider carefully before getting a dog” stated Donegal County Council Vet, Charles Kealey. “Dogs are left in to our shelter for a number of reasons, for example the owner may no longer to able to care for the dog due to illness or old age or sometimes the dog may grow too big for the owner to care for. We recently had 7 pups left into the Dog Shelter as the owner could not take care of them any longer”.“We are happy to receive dogs in the Dog Shelter as this is the responsible thing to do for any dog owner who can no longer cope with their dog. However, a lot of this grief could be avoided if people carefully considered whether or not they are in a position to care for a dog before they take on the responsibility” states Charles.Veterinary Ireland has introduced 10 commandments for caring for your pet and the Council is recommending that anyone thinking of becoming a dog owner should consider these 10 simple commandments very carefully.These 10 commandments are the cornerstone of the Councils new social media awareness raising campaign and include the following: An Annual Health Assessment is essential for your pet; Feed the Right Food; Neuter early; Pet Health Insurance is a‘must have’; Prevent Fleas and Worms; Train Your Pet Well; Microchip Identification; Dental Care is Vital; Keep Slim, Fit ‘n Mobile; and Have fun. This new campaign will see the Council sharing posts on Facebook and Twitter over the next number of weeks and Charles Kealey is asking people to like, share and retweet these posts.“We have so many animal lovers all over the county and we understand that when someone takes on a new pet it is with the best of intentions.“However, keeping a pet and especially a dog requires a lot of work and expense and we are asking people to be responsible and take into account the needs of the dog from its early years right through to old age and make sure that you can commit to being a responsible owner”.“We are asking people to like, share and retweet our posts so that we can get the message across that owning a dog is indeed a privilege and with that privilege comes a lot of responsibilities”.Donegal County Councils Dog Shelter has been working hard over the last number of years to increase the number of dogs rehomed from it’s shelter and members of the public are welcome to call into the Dog Shelter, which is located at Glencar Scotch in Letterkenny, from 10.30am to 1.30pm Monday to Saturday or call 074 91 25159. COUNTY COUNCIL ISSUES ‘TEN COMMANDMENTS’ FOR DOG OWNERS! was last modified: March 7th, 2016 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:dogsDonegal County Council
COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES FOOTBALL LEAGUE QUARTER-FINALLYIT had a resounding win over Waterford IT today, coming away with a 3-0 win today.Davitt Walsh, Oisin McMenamin and Luke O’Farrell hit the goals for the Donegal college. The result means LYIT will now play Athlone IT twice in the next two weeks – in the Umbro Cup quarter-final next Wednesday and then the in the CUFL semi-final in a fortnight. SOCCER: WATERFORD IT 0, LYIT 3 was last modified: February 1st, 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:LYIT 3SOCCER: WATERFORD IT 0
Club Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin – 09.07.12The Seniors went down to their first league defeat ina couple of months in Dungloe on Saturday evening. The Reserves however continued their good form with a good win over Dungloe.Both teams travel to Four Masters this Saturday (14th) throw-in’s at 6pm and 7:30pm. The Juniors had no game last week but are due to take on St. Michael’s this Sunday, throw-in time tbc due to Graveyard Mass in Conwal at 4pm. The Senior Hurlers are in action this Wednesday against MacCumhaills in the Championship before taking on Burt next week.The U-21’s take on Gaoth Dobhair at home this Tuesday in the 1st round of the Championship this Tuesday (10th).The Minor footballers are due to take on Cloughaneely in the Northern League Final this Friday (13th) in Convoy at 8pm.The U16 boys footballers were knocked out of the Championship at the hands of Gaoth Dobhair on Monday night. The U14 boys footballers take on Four Masters in their county semi-final this Wednesday evening in MacCumhaill Park with a 6pm throw-in.The U-12 girls hosted a blitz last week, doing very well in all their games. They travel to the Gaels for a blitz this Saturday (14th).The Minor Hurlers had a hard fought win over a good Aodh Ruadh team, this year’s league champions in the quarter final of the Championship. The lads play Buncrana this Sunday at 7pm at O’Donnell park in the Semi-Final.The U16 Hurlers opened their League campaign with a loss away to Setanta. The under strength team had a poor first half but improved significantly in the second half as they got to the pace of the game. The U16 Hurlers play at home this Thursday to Carndonagh at 7pm.Congratulations to Pauric Neeley of St Eunan’s who represented the County in the National U14 Hurling Skills Competition last Friday.The U12 Hurlers had their first game of the mini-League home to Setanta and ran out winners, St Eunan’s 5.6 to Setanta 3.1. They play away to Carndonagh this Thursday. Details will be available at training. The U8 Hurlers attended a blitz in Dungloe on Sunday. Thanks to all their supporters who saw 4 exciting matches for the team.Congratulations to Barry Meehan and his bride Marie on their wedding last week.All ticket orders for the Ulster Final must be with Charlie McAteer (087-2668633) by midday this Thursday (12th). This game is all ticket.Time is running out to get booked for the Summer Camps and get the Giveaway pack. The Hurling & Camogie Camp is on next week (July 16th – 20th) with Football taking place the following week (July 23rd – 27th). Contact Eunan O’Donnell for H & C and Paul McGovern (086-8114151) or Anne Forde (086-8342449) for Football. There were 6 winners in this week’s Lotto draw and they each win €20. The numbers drawn were: 8-15-18-22. Eamonn Dunne c/o Adrian; Shaun Gallagher, Burtonport; Dinny McConnell c/o Adrian (all Adrian); Brian McMonagle, Leck; Dermot Higgins, Lurgy and Theresa Martin, Thorn Rd. (all card). Next week’s jackpot is €2,100.GAA: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: July 10th, 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: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS
Vice-Chair of Friends of Letterkenny Hospital , Peter Cutliffe, has urged the public to get actively involved in this year’s Brian McCormick Sports/Donegal Daily “10k road race” in Letterkenny on Sunday , May 5.“We are very fortunate to be one the three main charities to benefit from this years event along with Donegal Mountain Rescue & SNAP & we would like to thank the “10k” committee for this opportunity”, said Mr. Cutliffe.“I would encourage all walkers, joggers & runners to participate in this fun-event which also raises funds for local charities,” he said. If interested in participating, please log onto www.northwest10k.com .Sponsorship cards are also available from the “Friends of Letterkenny Hospital ” office on 074-9104466 or any of the other participating charities. COMMUNITY URGED TO GET BEHIND THIS YEAR’S NORTH WEST 10K was last modified: April 4th, 2013 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:COMMUNITY URGED TO GET BEHIND THIS YEAR’S NORTH WEST 10K
RED RUGHS CLUB NOTESSenior menThe senior men play Robert Emmets at home on Sunday at 3pm in the junior A championship. The reserves game v St Eunans is postponed.The Under 21’s are playing Fanad at home on Tuesday in the quarter final of division 2 championship throw in 7pmMinor BoardThe under 13 boys played their opening game of the league against Downings last Wednesday evening and were well beaten against a very strong Downings team. Their next game is on this Wednesday away to Moville throw in 7.30pm The under 16 girls played Convoy at home last Tuesday evening despite putting in a great effort unfortunately lost out on the night.The minor boys played St Eunans B on Monday evening in Letterkenny in the final group match of the championship. They got off to a great start netting two early goals and set them up for the match. They withstood a late rally from the Letterkenny men to run out winners on the night on a score line of 3-8 to 0-7. A big thank you the St Eunans ladies for the tea and sandwiches after the game. Very much appreciated.Lotto & 100+ Club ResultsNumbers drawn were 6,1,3,7,2,8,5,4There was no winning sequence Bronagh Kelly Edenoughill was the lucky dip winner of €30 Next weeks Jackpot is €4,250100+Club winner this week was number 63 Eamon Kelly Edenoughill receives €100GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS SENIORS FACE ROBERT EMMETS was last modified: August 5th, 2014 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:donegalGAARED HUGHS.