Irfaan Ali has what it takes to be the presidential candidate

first_imgDear Editor,Leadership is one of the first characteristics that people think of when they consider the role of a presidential candidate. It is evident that voters within the central committee of the PPP used leadership as the most important factor in choosing a presidential candidate and of course the popularity of the candidate among the central committee is highly dependent in influencing the outcome of the presidential candidate.The PPP in choosing Irfaan Ali as their presidential candidate has indeed elevated a leader from among various other leaders.While it is not easy to have yourself scrutinised, criticised and sometimes even brutalized, you have to show great courage and that was a key factor that made Cde Mohamed Irfaan Ali emerge as the PPP presidential candidate.Personality, character, intelligence, integrity, patience, tolerance, coupled with a combination of experience and personal achievements is the trademark in making Cde Irfaan Ali the party choice.While Cde Irfaan Ali has an excellent track record, we need to focus on some of the achievements that were made under his stewardship and then people can understand why he was chosen by the leadership of the PPP. He:– lifted thousands of families out of poverty– provided security of tenure for thousands of poor and working people-opened the doors for thousands of people to access loans who were excluded before due to poverty.– increased the percentage of women in property ownership and independence– provided safe and clean accommodation for families– made clean potable water and electricity to about 90 per cent accessible– created new communities that are mixed ethnically, unlike the past– provided access to goods and services in new housing schemes eg schools, health centres etc– gave access to land in the schemes for houses of worship and playgrounds– created a boom in the construction sector that contributes over 22.6 per cent of economic growth– created 5000 jobs in the housing and construction sector– expanded the tax basis for the local governing bodies with new schemes– encouraged the creation of new community-based organisations.There is no doubt that the presidential candidate would enhance the PPP/C at the next election. Let me close by saying that “New ideas are driven by brave people willing to step into the arena rather than commentating from the sidelines “.Regards,Zamal Hussainlast_img read more

UN Launches US$1B Appeal for Global Ebola Response

first_imgThe United Nations yesterday appealed for US$1 billion needed for the first six months of 2015 to sustain the momentum to stamp out Ebola in West Africa, especially in the three worst-hit countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.”We’re beginning to see an overall decline in the number of new cases each week, ” Dr. David Nabarro, the UN Special Envoy on Ebola, told a news conference in Davos, Switzerland, at the 2015 World Economic Forum, where global leaders from across business, Government, international organizations, academia and civil society are gathered for strategic dialogues on events and trends shaping the world.Valerie Amos, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, also welcomed the “early signs of reduction of Ebola in all three countries” but noted the need to remain vigilant.Ms. Amos, who is also the UN Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, quoted UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as saying Wednesday,  “Complacency would be our worst enemy.”The appeal was launched by Ms. Amos and Dr. Nabarro, who are in Davos where there are some 20 scheduled events at the World Economic Forum devoted to the global fight against the Ebola epidemic.”This is an appeal for funds to support the efforts of the national governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone as they identify and treat people affected by Ebola, ensure a rapid end to the outbreak, re-establish essential social services and improve people’s food and nutrition security,” according to the appeal. “[It] includes funds needed for enabling nearby countries to reduce their people’s risk of Ebola infection.”Explaining the background to the revised US$1 billion funding appeal from January to June 2015, the UN notes that ‘some of the funding has already been raised by an earlier appeal.’In October 2014, it said, the total financial needs were estimated to be to $1.5 billion through to March 2015. By the end of 2014, $1.3 billion had been raised against this appeal. Approximately $800 million has been spent leaving $500 million available for use now in 2015.Meanwhile in Geneva yesterday, the fourth meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the Director-General of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) met and recommended maintaining “robust” exit screening in the three affected countries, which is ‘critical for minimizing the risk of exportation of Ebola cases.’But the Committee reaffirmed the need to avoid unnecessary interference with international travel and trade, noting that more than 40 countries have implemented additional measures, such as quarantine of returning travelers and refusal of entry.”Such measures are impeding the recruitment and return of international responders,” said WHO. “They also have harmful effects on local populations by increasing stigma and isolation, and by disrupting livelihoods and economies.””The Committee concluded that the primary emphasis must continue to be on ‘getting to zero’ Ebola cases, by stopping the transmission of Ebola within the three most affected countries,” said the agency, adding: “This action is the most important step for preventing international spread. Complacency is the biggest risk to not getting to zero cases. Continued vigilance is essential.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man nabbed in hotel with over 80 cocaine pellets

first_img…gun, ammo found A man was nabbed with in excess of 80 cocaine pellets while inside of an East Coast Demerara (ECD) hotel on Saturday.The pellets weighed 900 grams.According to a source, the pellets were intended to be swallowed by another person, who was to board an international flight that was leaving Guyana later in the day.Guyana Times understands that after the man was nabbed, he led investigators to the ECD residence of another male. Ranks then swooped down on the house and a search revealed an unlicensed firearm, along with ammunition.As a result, two other persons were also taken into custody as Police launched a search for another suspect.The man, who is yet to be arrested by the Police, is believed to be the mastermind behind the cocaine pellets that were intended to be smuggled.Meanwhile, ranks of the Guyana Police Force’s Criminal Investigations Department (CID) are continuing their investigations into the matters.last_img read more

Power outage in the Charlie Lake area

first_imgWe are trying to get more information from B.C. Hydro, but their website seems to be down.  Once we get more information from Hydro, we will post an update.If you have any information to share, email news@moosefm.ca- Advertisement –last_img

COURTYARD SHOPPING CENTRE LAUNCH EASTER MINI-MARKETS

first_imgDue to the incredible success of the Letterkenny Chritmas Markets, The Courtyard Shopping Centre are launching EASTER Mini-Markets with a special market this Tuesday 31st of March.It is the perfect opportunity to source Easter Gifts and Goodies as the Mini-Market will promote crafts, locally made items, bespoke items, handmade, home baking and artisan.Next Tuesday’s market will have slate art, wood burned images, handmade hair accessories, Homebaking, Knitting and Crochet. Wood Products, Personalised items and Embroidery, Plants and SPECIAL Easter goodies and Spring Gifts.     COURTYARD SHOPPING CENTRE LAUNCH EASTER MINI-MARKETS was last modified: March 30th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BusinessCourtyard Shopping CentreEasterFeaturesMini-MaretsNoticeslast_img read more

GAA NEWS: DAMIEN CLEARY SUPERB AS AODH RUADH DEFEAT NAOMH BRID

first_imgAodh Ruadh GAA News: FootballAodh Ruadh extended their unbeaten run to three games with a convincing 1-10 to 0-7 win over Naomh Bríd in Father Tierney Park on Sunday afternoon. A professional display from Ballyshannon in trying conditions saw the side cement their place at second in the division three table.The homesters got another solid 60 minutes from Diarmaid McInerney, while Colm Kelly will be very pleased with his 1-2 haul and overall contribution.Damien Cleary was superb again and his pass to pick out the dangerous Philip Patton for a point in the first half was one of the moments of the game. We have a full match report and pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org.The reserves got down to business with a comprehensive 4-12 to 1-4 win against their nearest rivals in division three on a dire afternoon at the Park. Naomh Bríd were well contained while Ballyshannon scored heavily, Anthony Coughlin top scoring with 2-2. Best for Aodh Ruadh were Oísin Roper who had a tremendous game when he game in at half back, Eddie Lynch who got some crucial scores in the first half, and Niall Thomas who had a solid game in midfield. We have a full match report and pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org. Aodh Ruadh aren’t scheduled for another game until Saturday 30th May when we are set to travel to Downings. The reserve games throws in at 6pm, and is followed by the seniors at 7.30pm.Aodh Ruadh under 16s face Killybegs in the Southern Minor Board divisional semi-final this Tuesday May 12th at 7pm in Father Tierney Park. This is a big game for the team so we’d like to see a big support in the Park for the lads.The under 14s travel to Killybegs this Wednesday for their last away game of the league stages. As many parents as possible should come along to ensure we have lifts for all the players. Assemble at the park for 5.15pm, departing at 5.30pm. Throw-in at Fintra is 7pm.The under 12s took part in a blitz in Father Tierney Park on Saturday, with teams from Melvin Gaels, Killybegs and Glencar / Manorhamilton also taking part. The weather was superb for the day and contributed to some great football played by all sides. Many thanks to everyone who helped out with the catering on the day and provided another great spread. Thanks also to all our match officials on the day. We have a gallery of pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org. Under 10 and under 12 training continues on Wednesdays from 6pm to 7pm and Mondays from 6pm to 7pm.Training continues this Friday for the under 8s and under 6s from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. HurlingThe under 14s had a very convincing win over Letterkenny Gaels in Letterkenny on Thursday last. The lads started the game in a determined fashion and kept it up for the full hour. This was the lads second win of the campaign. They play their final league game this Thursday at home against a very strong Dungloe / Gaoth Dobhair team, throw in 7pm, all support welcome.The minors have qualified for the Minor A final where they will play their old rivals Buncrana, date and venue TBC.The under 8s and under 10s are continuing to train in big numbers every week and they have their first all-county blitz in the Centre of Excellence in Convoy on Sunday 24th May. The blitzes will be held there every month up to September. Dates scheduled are June 21st, July 19th, August 30th and September 27th. We have the report and images from the Alan Ryan / Seamus Grimes Tournament live on aodhruadh.org now.Training every Sunday at 12 noon for all underage groups. For any information required in relation to underage hurling please contact John Rooney 086-2587793.Club kitWe now have official club shorts available to order. They are O’Neill’s, so top quality kit. Kids sizes (24 and 26) cost €18, while adult sizes (28, 30, 32, 34,  36 and 38) cost €22. We’ll have samples available and images on aodhruadh.org. Contact Chris Kelly on 0868813553 to place your order. Our navy blue soft shell jackets are also back on sale. We now have three youth sizes available. Ages 7-8 priced €40; ages 9-10 priced €40; and ages 11-12 priced €45. All jackets will have the Aodh Ruadh and GAA crests, plus the child’s initials on the sleeve. We are also able to order Ladies soft shell jackets with pink Aodh Ruadh crest and GAA logo. We are also selling adult jackets. You can check out samples of the shorts and jacket on aodhruadh.org. For further details call Chris on 0868813553.Team shot projectOur club photographers have a project under way. We want to get a picture of every team in the club over the course of 2015. This will then be printed and displayed in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. Over the years we hope to build a wall of memories which draws in every strand of the club which competes on the field of play. Over the coming months we want to fill the blanks on this year’s poster. Where we don’t have team shots we ask managers to touch base with Brian Drummond and identify a fixture when a team shot can be taken.Mental Health TalkFour Masters are hosting a free talk on supporting young people’s mental health on Thursday 21st May. The event commences at 8pm in the Abbey Hotel and parents and managers welcome.Abbey Centre BingoWinner of the €400 jackpot last Friday night was Deirdre Clarke of Ballyshannon. Bingo continues as usual this Friday at 9pm at the Abbey Centre. The summer snowball is now €250 on 48 numbers or less. Look out for the new spot prize on 42 this week!Aodh Ruadh LottoThere was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €5,600. The winning numbers drawn were 1, 2, 6, 8, 11 and 17. In the lucky dip €20 went to: Mary Duggan, Cornhill; Ann Kelm, Belleek; Frank McGee, Ballintra; and Ben and Mary Dorrian, College Street. Next draw in McGinley’s with a Jackpot of €5,700 on Sunday at 8.30pm.The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: BORD NA NÓG.You can receive the club notes by e-mail every Tuesday morning. To subscribe, enter your details on the website, www.aodhruadh.org, or e-mail your request to info@aodhruadh.org.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~This is the weekly e-mail newsletter from Aodh Ruadh GAA Club. If you have received it in error, please contact us at info@aodhruadh.org.Follow us on the social mediaFacebook: Aodh Ruadh CLGTwitter: @aodhruadh.GAA NEWS: DAMIEN CLEARY SUPERB AS AODH RUADH DEFEAT NAOMH BRID was last modified: May 12th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Aodh RuadhGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

PSG defeat gives Liverpool unwanted European record

first_img RANKED Liverpool were second best in Paris Liverpool had one foot in the final after a thrilling 5-2 victory over Roma in the first leg of their last four fixture.Sadio Mane and Georginio Wijnaldum then struck either side of James Milner’s own goal to give Liverpool a further cushion in the Italian capital but they were momentarily left sweating on their progress after a resurgent fightback from their opponents.Edin Dzeko pulled one back before Radja Nainggolan’s late brace gave Roma brief hope. Liverpool, though clung on for a 7-6 aggregate win after a 4-2 loss on the night.Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool, Olimpiyskiy Stadium, May 26 REVEALED 6 6 Liverpool were given a taste of their own medicine as they conceded a 90th minute winner to lose 1-0 in Naples, just two weeks after Roberto Firmino had scored deep into time added on to secure a 3-2 win over PSG in their Group C opener.Napoli had enjoyed the lion’s share of chances with substitute Dries Mertens having a shot cleared off the line and seeing another effort cannon off the crossbar before Lorenzo Insigne slid home from close range 30 seconds from the end of normal time.Red Star Belgrade 2-0 Liverpool, group stage, November 6 Loris Karius had a night to forget 6 6 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? no dice Neymar downed Liverpool in Paris Liverpool’s form at home will give them some hope ahead of the winner-takes-all clash with Napoli, with Jurgen Klopp’s men unbeaten at Anfield since returning to the competition last season.But has the damage already been done? talkSPORT.com takes a look at where it has all gone wrong for the Reds away in Europe. Latest Football News Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars REPLY Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Liverpool went through despite defeat on the night Insigne struck in the dying moments Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 6center_img Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ huge blow REVEALED Liverpool suffered a fifth consecutive defeat away from home in the Champions League as Paris Saint-Germain left them on the brink of elimination in Group C.The Reds must now beat Napoli by two clear goals in their final group game to ensure progression to the knockout stage after goals from Juan Bernat and Neymar secured a 2-1 victory for the French champions in Paris. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Liverpool’s hopes of reaching the knockout stage come down to an all-or-nothing showdown with Napoli at Anfield in a couple of weeks following this latest setback on the road.Bernat’s deflected strike gave the French champions the lead while Neymar slotted in the rebound after Alisson had denied Edinson Cavani.Milner’s penalty halved the deficit but PSG clung on as Liverpool lost all three group games for the first time and now must defeat Napoli by more than one goal to qualify for the last-16. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Liverpool had defied the expectations of most in reaching the final although Real were the betting favourites as they chased a third successive Champions League crown under Zinedine Zidane.Liverpool’s hopes receded when linchpin Mohamed Salah was injured after a controversial tangle with Real captain Sergio Ramos before a howler from Loris Karius allowed Karim Benzema to break the deadlock after half-time.Mane quickly levelled but Gareth Bale’s acrobatic overhead kick restored Real’s advantage before the Welshman bagged his second – with Karius at fault again – to give the Spanish giants a 3-1 win.Napoli 1-0 Liverpool, Stadio San Paolo, October 3 MONEY ADVICE getty Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions shining Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move BEST OF 6 Milan Pavkov is not a household name but left his impression on Liverpool fans as his first-half brace condemned an off-colour Reds side to a 2-0 defeat, one that saw them equal their worst away run in Europe’s elite club competition in 39 years.Pavkov had not scored in his 10 previous European matches but opened his account by heading home from a corner before then superbly rifling beyond Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson from 25 yards, leaving Liverpool’s hopes of progressing from the group that bit harder.Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 Liverpool, group stage, November 28 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Red Star pulled off a monumental shock Roma 4-2 Liverpool, Stadio Olimpico, May 2last_img read more

DONEGAL GRA REPRESENTATIVE IN DAIL WAGES PROTEST

first_imgMembers of the Central Executive Committee of the Garda Representative Association including a representative from Donegal are holding a protest with placards outside Dáil Eireann today.Gda Marie McLoughlin, who sits on the committee, is taking part in the protest against the unfairness of proposed public sector pay cuts. General Secretary PJ Stone told Donegal Daily: “Our Association has made substantive reforms of roster and made significant savings for the country. We were never offered a seat in the negotiations between government and the trade unions; members of An Garda Síochána were sidelined. “It is a disappointment to the GRA to learn that the Government were now intent on extending the Croke Park deal to facilitate savings to the magnitude of €60 million over three years from the pension and pay of members of An Garda Síochána.“If we are to look at the deal now being voted upon by the trade union movement, we see that it is blatantly unfair. How our Taoiseach can see this as ‘fair’ is simply baffling. Any public servant working nine to five and earning €65,000 per year will not have their pay reduced; while a garda earning €38,000 per year will suffer a pay cut.” DONEGAL GRA REPRESENTATIVE IN DAIL WAGES PROTEST was last modified: March 20th, 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:DONEGAL GRA REPRESENTATIVE IN DAIL WAGES PROTESTlast_img read more

Men’s Tennis Closes Out San Diego Spring Break Tournament With A ‘W’

first_imgDrake 4, Harvard 2Aztec Tennis Center; San Diego, Calif. For the third-time this week, the Bulldogs won the doubles point to take a 1-0 lead. Calum MacGeoch and Ben Stride slipped past Chris Morrow and Logan Weber with a 7-6(6) tiebreaker victory at No. 3 doubles. Vinny Gillespie and Tom Hands secured the doubles point with a tiebreaker win of their own at No. 2 doubles. The Crimson managed to cut the deficit to one team point, 3-2, with wins at No. 2 and No.5, respectively. SAN DIEGO, Calif. – The Drake University men’s tennis team won the consolation championship at the San Diego Spring Break Tournament on Saturday by beating Harvard, 4-2, at the Aztec Tennis Center in San Diego, Calif. The win over Harvard marked Drake head coach Davidson Kozlowski’s 100th career victory. In his fifth season at the helm of the Bulldogs, Kozlowski has gone 100-36 and led Drake to its only two NCAA Tournament wins in 2013 and 2015. Junior Bayo Philips secured the match clinching point by winning a thrilling three-set match, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6(5), over Morrow at No. 6. Singles1. Vinny Gillespie (Drake) def. Kenny Tao (Harvard), 6-4, 6-12. Jean Thirovia (Harvard) def. Calum MacGeoch (Drake), 7-6(5), 7-53. Tom Hands (Drake) def. Brian Yeung (Harvard), 7-6(4), 6-24. Andy Zhou (Havard) vs. Barny Thorold (Drake), 4-6, 7-6(5), 3-2 Unfinished5. Grant Solomon (Harvard) def. Ben Wood (Drake), 6-7(13), 6-3, 6-46. Bayo Philips (Drake) def. Christopher Morrow (Harvard), 6-4, 5-7, 7-6(5)center_img In singles, Gillespie cruised past Kenny Tao at No. 1, winning 6-4, 6-1 to put the Bulldogs ahead 2-0. Hands then put the Bulldogs a point away with a 7-6(4), 6-2 victory over Brian Yeung at No. 3. The Bulldogs return to the Roger Knapp Tennis Center on Wednesday, March 22 when they host Nebraska at 6 p.m. Order of FinishDoubles: 1, 3, 2Singles: 1, 3, 2, 5, 6 Doubles1. Yeung-Tao (Harvard) def. Philips-Thorold (Drake), 6-42. Gillespie-Hands (Drake) def. Peters-Thirovia (Harvard), 7-6(2)3. MacGeoch-Wood (Drake) def. Morrow-Weber (Harvard), 7-6(6)Drake wins doubles point.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

DDTV: Unstoppable Paul Durkan scores last-minute goal despite wall of 8 men!

first_imgFormer Donegal goalie Paul Durcan wins a game in Qatar with this last-minute score that a wall of eight men couldn’t stop!Although Paul is living in Qatar for work, he hasn’t hung up his boots as he is an active member of Qatar GAA. They were playing in the semi-finals of the Middle East League in Doha when they found themselves just two points short of a win with only thirty seconds left on the clock!Unphased by the eight men blocking the goals, he buried it into the top corner of the nets, securing victory for Qatar GAA.DDTV: Unstoppable Paul Durkan scores last-minute goal despite wall of 8 men! was last modified: October 8th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more