Dear Editor,Reference your news item ‘Oil Experts for High-level Cabinet Ministers Caucus today’, a question or two and a few brief remarks. Why was this briefing by a panel of experts not extended to include members of the parliamentary Opposition, civil society and the various interest groups that have evolved in the wake of the oil discoveries? Surely it would have been possible to at least hold a general session initially before a discussion in camera with Cabinet?1. The items on the agenda (SWF, national security etc) outweigh any partisan political divisions and speak to the future of the nation. While these issues transcend the current political matrix and the moment, the meeting is prisoner to both.2. Public funds have presumably been used to underwrite this meeting and to transport the various experts from their respective corners of the globe. It is therefore not unreasonable to expect that the expertise made available to the Cabinet also be made available to the citizenry.3. Did none of the experts or the organisations involved think to enquire as to whether there would be an opportunity for public engagement? One wonders how reports of this exclusive caucus would play with their respective constituencies, employers and funders at home. Chatham House, for example, maintains a commitment to open debate as well as ‘private discussions’ in its mission statement. In this case, apparently, the former has been forfeited in favour of the latter.4. The current Administration holds power by a one-seat majority, the slenderest of margins. What was arguably an ambitious coalition of disparate groups is already showing signs of fraying at the seams. Many commentators have pointed out that, if only for the sake of survival, it needs to govern inclusively and to seek to build alliances across the political spectrum, particularly on issues such as these. Here was a golden opportunity squandered.5. This, it seems, is the first of several such gatherings. One hopes that, in the future, the convener and the distinguished list of invitees will make a more concerted effort to respect international norms of public discourse.Yours faithfully,Isabelle de Caires
Three pump stations, which serve the East Canje, Berbice Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) communities are not functioning, leaving thousands of residents without potable water.Residents at the Adelphi Pump Station trying to get waterThe shutdown occurred on Friday last and five days later, residents are still seeking answers from both the Guyana Water Inc (GWI) and Guyana Power and Light (GPL).The pump stations at Sheet Anchor, Canefield and Adelphi went down at the same time but when contacted, the water company remained silent on the issue. The only access to potable water was Guyana Sugar Corporation’s (GuySuCo’s) pump at Adelphi.Chairman of the Number 38/Ordinance/Fort Lands Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) Roy Jaffarally told this publication that persons have tried to get information from him on the situation, but he has no answers about the total shutdown of water supply in two NDC areas affecting residents as far as Palmyra. He added that this is so because the water company is not forthcoming with information on what has happened.Chairman of the Number 38/Ordinance/Fort Lands NDC Roy Jaffarally“Nothing is forthcoming from Dr Van-West Charles or his officers. The operators at GWI has been taking the phone off after being bombarded with phone calls and correctly so. People are concerned and they are also been bombarding the Chairman and I have no answers for them because honestly I don’t,” Jaffarally stated.According to Jaffarally, while thousands of residents are inconvenienced, the two utility companies – GWI and GPL – are both blaming each other for the shutdown.“He is not sending his officers on the ground to ensure that residents are comforted in some way so they will know when water will be coming and GWI is playing the blame game with GPL. GWI says it is a power problem while GPL is saying that GWI needs to install a piece of equipment to regularise the voltage coming so that the pumps can be operated properly. No one is giving me pertinent information for me to be able to inform the residents,” the NDC Chairman said.The NDC Chairman has expressed concern about sanitation, noting that there could soon be an outbreak of disease because of the lack of water in ten villages.“Prior to the total shutdown of those three pumps on Friday last, water was intermittent for months. It only runs for a little period in the day and then the pump will shut down. So it was an ongoing problem like a sore and then all of a sudden ‘boom’ it exploded and there was one total shutdown of all the pumps,” he said.However, residents are suspicious, saying that the probability of three pumps situated in three different villages shutting down raises eyebrows.
1 Chelsea and Middlesbrough clash in the Premier League tonight! Middlesbrough can be relegated from the Premier League if they lose to Chelsea tonight at Stamford Bridge.Boro will join already relegated Sunderland in the Championship next season if they fail to take anything from west London, though a draw or victory will keep their survival hopes alive for at least another week.For Chelsea, a win will put them on the cusp of the Premier League title.They will be seven points ahead of second-placed Spurs, and need just one further victory to lift the trophy; the Blues could be crowned champions on Friday night, should they win today then beat West Brom at the Hawthorns.So, who has been selected for the Stamford Bridge clash tonight? The confirmed teams are available, in full, below…Confirmed line ups:Chelsea XI: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill, Moses, Fabregas, Matic, Alonso, Pedro, Hazard, CostaSubstitutes: Begovic, Zouma, Ake, Loftus-Cheek, Willian, Terry, ChalobahMiddlesbrough XI: Guzan, Da Silva, Chambers, Gibson, Friend, de Roon, Clayton, Forshaw, Traore, Negredo, DowningSubstitutes: Konstantopoulos, Bernardo, Leadbitter, Barragan, Bamford, Guedioura, Gestede
MORE than 300 people took part in the Interfirms 5k in Letterkenny on Tuesday evening, a record for the event.Gerard Gallagher was first home in 15:26, followed by Pauric McKinney and Patrick Hynes Foy.Catherine Dooher won the women’s race with Irene McFadden second and Charmaine McNulty in third. Pix from Kieran Carlin, FVAC. Full Results: Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Firm1 86 15.27 Gerard Gallagher SM Donegal Creameries2 39 15.38 Pauric Mc Kinney M45 Scoil Iosagain 3 230 15.53 Patrick Hynes-Foy SM Individual4 56 16.01 Johnny Patton M40 HSE5 361 16.02 Adrian McGowan SM Allstate6 227 16.09 Ivan Toner SM Individual7 218 16.13 Dean Toland SM LYIT 8 309 16.15 Colin Watson SM Individual9 373 16.15 Adam Friel SM Individual10 207 16.24 Sean McGettigan SM Individual11 358 16.26 Kevin Ferry M40 Donegal Creameries 12 250 16.27 Eddie Margey SM An Post13 213 16.29 Paul Mc Glinchey SM Individual14 362 16.35 Stephen Connor SM Individual15 276 16.39 Daniel Hannigan SM Army LK16 305 16.41 Brian Crosson SM Individual17 270 16.48 Ciaran McGonagle SM Allstate18 209 16.57 Frank Chaney M45 Argos19 9 17.07 Gerard Bogle M45 UnitedHealthGroup20 223 17.13 Paul Toner SM LYIT21 420 17.20 Noel Diver SM Individual22 338 17.26 Adrian Toye SM Individual23 242 17.27 Liam Murray SM DCC24 36 17.28 Tom Thompson M45 Army LK25 62 17.31 Raymond Birch SM KS Kitchens26 211 17.32 Shane Gallagher SM Donegal Creameries27 376 17.32 Darren McGlinchey SM Army LK28 331 17.33 Pauric Breslin SM Individual29 246 17.34 Sean Dudgeon SM Individual30 417 17.35 Paul Doherty SM HSE21 May 2013 Page 1 of 10 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club31 303 17.36 Brian Ferry SM An Post32 214 17.38 Marcus McClintock M40 Individual33 256 17.38 Liam Doherty SM Individual34 38 17.42 Aidan McKenna M40 Individual35 339 17.44 Ciaran McBride SM LYIT36 404 17.44 Sean Diver SM Army LK37 365 17.46 Hugh Coll M40 Individual38 330 17.50 Dayle Gallagher JM Individual39 345 17.51 Barry Coyle SM Allied Irish Bank40 58 17.52 Barry Meehan SM Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal41 29 17.53 Gareth Kerrigan SM Brown Printers42 201 17.53 Shane Doherty SM Individual43 378 17.54 PJ Boyce M40 Individual44 374 17.55 Enda McBride JM St Eunans College45 8 17.57 Martin Kelly SM UnitedHealthGroup46 7 18.03 Michael Kelly SM UnitedHealthGroup47 26 18.04 Gary McGee M40 Individual48 419 18.09 Kenny O Donnell M40 Individual49 266 18.10 John Collins SM Allstate50 342 18.10 Johnny Gettins SM Army LK51 27 18.14 John Conlon SM LYIT52 398 18.20 Mark Daly M40 Daly Memorials53 40 18.24 Pat Gallagher SM Scoil Iosagain54 340 18.24 Glenn Duncan SM Prumerica55 377 18.24 Hugh Duffy SM Individual56 64 18.25 Paddy Fox SM HSE57 41 18.33 Gerard Devine SM Aura58 248 18.36 Jason King M40 Kirchhoff59 247 18.38 Paul O Gara M40 Prumerica60 232 18.40 Niall McGee SM CC School61 308 18.44 Ciaran O Donnell M40 Donegal Democrat62 23 18.45 Brian Doherty SM Individual21 May 2013 Page 2 of 10 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club63 45 18.46 Darren Price SM Individual64 1 18.46 Kieran Coyle SM UnitedHealthGroup65 348 18.47 Seamus Morrison M40 Individual66 99 18.48 David Gordon JM Individual67 100 18.50 Richard Gordon JM Individual68 76 18.55 Martin McGinley M40 An Post69 97 18.57 Stewart McGee SM Individual70 360 18.58 Declan Doherty SM Allstate71 364 19.00 Peter O Donnell SM Individual72 34 19.01 Paddy Ward M45 Ward Seafoods73 17 19.04 Kieran McMonagle SM UnitedHealthGroup74 233 19.04 Finbarr Gallagher M45 CC School75 234 19.05 Andrew Stoddart SM Allstate76 392 19.06 Enda Doherty SM Individual77 95 19.11 Damien McBride SM Individual78 37 19.13 Adrian O Donnell SM Individual79 403 19.14 Gavin Crawford SM Army LK80 212 19.16 Alan McConnell SM Donegal Creameries81 19 19.17 Ross Wherrity SM Individual82 301 19.19 Collie O Donnell M40 Individual83 325 19.20 Barry McMenamin SM Allstate84 409 19.21 Peter Devine SM Social Welfare85 220 19.22 Tommy McBride SM Individual86 42 19.23 Michael McHugh SM FBD87 77 19.24 Richard McGee SM Allstate88 380 19.25 Martin Doherty M40 Social Welfare89 228 19.26 Kevin Toner M60 Individual90 204 19.27 Adrian Herrity SM Donegal Printing91 25 19.33 Mal McCausland M60 NI Civil Service92 35 19.34 Tony Gallagher M45 Western Beverages93 351 19.36 Seamus Nallan SM Individual94 347 19.38 Cathal Morrison M40 Individual21 May 2013 Page 3 of 10 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club95 92 19.39 Cathal Harvey SM Individual96 225 19.41 James Gibbons M50 Individual97 329 19.42 Ronan O Driscoll SM Individual98 202 19.43 Pauric Meehan SM Individual99 399 19.44 Phil Boyle M40 Individual100 94 19.45 Catherine Dooher SW Individual101 397 19.46 Martin Burke SM Individual102 277 19.47 Michael McGinty M45 Individual103 372 19.49 Shane Hilley SM Duffy Express104 49 19.50 Gerard Galllagher M50 Individual105 317 19.51 Patrick Brennan SM BOI106 236 19.52 Irene McFadden SW Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal107 328 19.54 Stephen Clinton SM Individual108 382 19.55 Oisin Canning JM Individual109 11 19.56 Paul Coyle M40 UnitedHealthGroup110 341 19.57 Garvan McCloskey M50 Individual111 6 20.00 Brendan Govaerts SM UnitedHealthGroup112 252 20.02 Paddy Gallagher M40 Kirchhoff113 411 20.03 Paul McGettigan SM Individual114 359 20.06 Conor McAlven SM Allstate115 291 20.07 Denis Bonner M40 Individual116 387 20.08 Paul Harris M40 Individual117 375 20.10 Charlie O Donnell SM Prumerica118 370 20.12 Michael Murphy SM Individual119 93 20.13 Charmaine O Brien SW Individual120 323 20.14 Darren Beecroft M45 Prumerica121 90 20.17 Phelim Lynch SM Kirchhoff122 292 20.19 Paul Lee M45 Eircom123 52 20.20 PJ Friel M45 Kirchhoff124 334 20.21 Declan Smith SM Prumerica125 85 20.21 Marie Boyle SW Individual126 349 20.22 Manus Peoples M50 An Post21 May 2013 Page 4 of 10 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club127 206 20.24 Kevin McColgan SM Scoil Iosagain128 271 20.25 Conor Callaghan SM Donegal Creameries129 263 20.29 Nikita Burke SW Individual130 326 20.29 Gary Gumbleton SM Allstate131 238 20.30 Paul McGee SM Kirchhoff132 24 20.31 Raymond McRory SM Individual133 14 20.31 Adrian Gill SM UnitedHealthGroup134 20 20.32 Ollie Harvey SM Individual135 337 20.34 Seamus Curran M50 Individual136 388 20.35 Kevin Greenan M50 Individual137 310 20.36 Gabriel O Leary SM Kirchhoff138 350 20.37 Sinead Peoples SW HSE139 332 20.38 Gordon Rule SM Donegal Creameries140 46 20.39 William Freeney M40 Individual141 287 20.43 Mark Canning SM Individual142 219 20.47 Hugh Gallagher M50 Individual143 279 20.48 Christine Russell JW Individual144 314 20.49 Marian Bonner W40 DCC145 488 20.50 Neil Barrett SM Individual146 240 20.51 Mary Hippsley W45 Individual147 285 20.55 Naoise Enright SM Individual148 82 20.59 Eddie Doherty SM Prumerica149 16 21.01 Davin Doherty M40 UnitedHealthGroup150 316 21.03 Terence Diver M40 Individual151 28 21.07 Ronan Brolly M50 Swilly Meats152 363 21.09 Kieran McIntyre SM Individual153 54 21.11 Declan Devlin SM Argos154 254 21.13 Darren Lynch JM Individual155 18 21.13 John McGinley SM Individual156 391 21.13 Karl Crossan SM Individual157 414 21.14 Hugh Ferry SM Individual158 405 21.14 Orla Fogarty JW Individual21 May 2013 Page 5 of 10 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club159 61 21.15 Gerard O Donnell M40 Individual160 486 21.15 Sammy Bogan SM CC School161 272 21.16 Declan Waters SM Individual162 221 21.20 Noreen Bonner W55 Social Welfare163 229 21.22 Jane McGinley SW Individual164 318 21.23 Kevin Doherty SM Donegal Creameries165 280 21.24 Noel Kilpatrick SM Individual166 407 21.26 Garvan Boyce M40 Social Welfare167 462 21.28 Jarleth Duffy M40 Individual168 396 21.31 Bernard McDyre M50 Individual169 243 21.35 Anthony Murray M60 Individual170 315 21.38 Maeve Callaghan SW Individual171 371 21.40 Brigid Moohan SM Inishowen A C172 400 21.45 Philip Nicholson SM Individual173 267 21.49 Shane Keaveney SM Individual174 80 21.51 Sharon Black SW Voodoo175 84 21.52 Noel McCormick SM Individual176 390 21.53 Noel Boyd SM Individual177 465 21.57 Noel Lynch M45 Individual178 72 21.58 Serena McDaid SW HSE179 274 22.00 Pat McCrudden M60 Individual180 68 22.01 John McKelvey SM Individual181 369 22.02 James McBride M60 Social Welfare182 366 22.02 Gavin McBrearty SM Individual183 255 22.04 Tony McBride SM Individual184 59 22.04 Paul Sweeney SM Individual185 13 22.04 Patrick McBride M50 UnitedHealthGroup186 463 22.05 Stephen Sweeney SM Swilly Group187 57 22.05 Gloria Donaghey W50 Individual188 353 22.06 Emma McGee SW Individual189 306 22.07 Eugene McGinley M45 Individual190 55 22.08 Christopher O Donnell SM Individual21 May 2013 Page 6 of 10 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club191 352 22.09 Lorraine McDaid SW Individual192 357 22.10 Eimear McClafferty SW Prumerica193 249 22.11 Vera Haughey W50 HSE194 15 22.13 Anthony McCrea M40 UnitedHealthGroup195 73 22.16 Owen Coyle M50 An Post196 91 22.18 Ronan Gibson SM Individual197 418 22.20 Gavin Harris SM Individual198 394 22.22 Andy McGovern SM LYIT199 262 22.24 James Dohery M60 Individual200 273 22.24 Eugene McGinley M45 Sean O Hare Unit201 21 22.28 Laura Elliot SW Individual202 63 22.31 Sean O Donnell M50 O Donnell Coaches203 67 22.35 Ann Marie Dalton SW Individual204 290 22.35 PJ McMenamin SM Prumerica205 269 22.35 Breege Collins W40 Individual206 257 22.36 Mairead Cullen SW Individual207 43 22.43 Chris Ashmore M45 An Post208 231 22.45 Rosie O Donnell SW Individual209 251 22.46 Caroline McNulty SW Individual210 98 22.48 Marian Kerr SW LYIT211 203 22.50 David Wasson SM Chas Kelly212 81 22.53 Joe McNulty M40 Individual213 406 22.53 John Ferry M45 Individual214 87 22.54 Leonard Callan M45 Donegal Creameries215 354 22.54 Mark McGettigan SM Individual216 31 22.55 Des Goyvaerts SM Swilly Meats217 224 23.05 Sylvester Hiemstra M40 Individual218 239 23.13 Laird McKinley SM Individual219 278 23.14 Mark Farren SM Individual220 79 23.15 Vanessa Friel SW Individual221 30 23.16 Andrew Stewart SM Individual222 12 23.18 Suzanne McCloskey SW UnitedHealthGroup21 May 2013 Page 7 of 10 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club223 415 23.30 Aidan Kelly SM Individual224 241 23.40 Kieran McCaffferty SM Individual225 367 23.43 Alistair Hetherington M40 Individual226 66 23.43 Clara Quigley SW Allstate227 88 23.47 Michelle Kelly W45 HSE228 2 23.49 Garvan Doherty SM UnitedHealthGroup229 389 23.52 Alan Alcorn SM Individual230 53 24.07 Alison Stoddart SW Individual231 464 24.09 Jason Regan SM Prumerica232 22 24.10 Caoimhe Herrity SW Individual233 416 24.12 Emmet O Donnell SM Prumerica234 408 24.13 Christy Callaghan M45 Social Welfare235 304 24.17 Rachel Crosson SW Individual236 50 24.20 Declan Friel M40 One Stop237 410 24.22 Barry Tinney M40 Individual238 288 24.25 Siobhan McElwee SW Individual239 205 24.26 Lisa Dalton SW 24/7 Triathlon240 412 24.30 Mary Bond M50 HSE241 83 24.37 Diane Stewart SW Social Welfare242 395 24.51 Ruth McCrudden W45 Individual243 235 24.59 Lisa Doherty SW Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal244 89 25.07 Eithne Cox W40 McMullan Solicitors245 289 25.11 Eoghan Gleeson SM Individual246 489 25.17 Tommy McNaught SM An Post247 51 25.21 Patricia Nulty W40 Individual248 319 25.25 Lorraine Kerr SW Individual249 74 25.26 Noelle McLaughlin SW Individual250 281 25.27 Edith Neeley SW Social Welfare251 275 25.29 Aubrey Baxter SM Kirchhoff252 237 25.30 Shauna McGeehan SW Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal253 65 25.37 Roisin Rose SW Individual254 320 25.40 Agnes Ryan SW Individual21 May 2013 Page 8 of 10 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club255 3 25.42 Sinead McCaffertyn Kyle SW UnitedHealthGroup256 216 25.43 Eamonn Ferry M45 Individual257 70 25.44 Kelly McKinley SW Individual258 327 25.53 Noelle Parker SW Prumerica259 461 25.54 Mark Friel SM Kirchhoff260 356 25.56 Paula Cullen SW Individual261 32 25.57 Jimmy Gildea M50 Swilly Meats262 226 26.12 Maureen Doherty W45 Individual263 33 26.30 Eithne McLoone SW HSE264 487 26.31 Susie Tinney SW Individual265 302 26.40 Catherine Burke SW Individual266 71 26.47 Emma McLaughlin SW Allstate267 284 26.47 Eileen Morning W40 Individual268 307 26.53 Una McCotter W40 Individual269 343 26.55 John Doherty SM Individual270 344 26.58 Sean McFadden SM Individual271 286 27.07 Geraldine McTeague SW HSE272 264 27.09 Bridget Friel W40 Individual273 282 27.15 Yvonne McGlynn SW Individual274 96 27.20 Darren Gallagher SM Individual275 401 27.24 Barry McDaid M45 Kirchhoff276 268 27.27 Margaret Devenney W40 Individual277 336 27.35 Pamela Nelson SW Prumerica278 265 27.36 Dermot Friel JM Individual279 383 27.44 John Duffy M40 Individual280 258 27.45 Natalia Colmenarejo SW Allstate281 346 27.48 John Coyle SM Individual282 283 27.51 Siobhan Barret Doherty SW Individual283 10 27.53 Sinead Flanagan SW UnitedHealthGroup284 78 27.56 Patrick Fox M40 Allstate285 47 27.57 Marian Gallen SW Individual286 215 28.09 Diane McGarrigle SW Individual21 May 2013 Page 9 of 10 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club287 368 28.17 Sheral Hetherington SW Individual288 4 28.19 Anita Donnelly SW UnitedHealthGroup289 48 28.20 Annette Gallen SW Individual290 5 28.21 Linda Harkin SW UnitedHealthGroup291 384 28.22 Rhona McGlynn SW Individual292 222 28.28 Geraldine Hunter SW Individual293 75 28.29 Claire McCarron SW Individual294 253 28.30 Yvonne Lynch SW Individual295 259 29.02 Sophie Kelly SW DCC296 313 29.11 Lee Ponsonby SM Individual297 385 29.21 Stephen Crossan SM Individual298 260 29.26 Rita Conway SW DCC299 324 29.30 Gerard Grant SM Prumerica300 69 29.40 Emma Duffy SW Individual301 217 29.51 Carol Ferry SW Individual302 381 29.54 Malachy Canning M40 Individual303 386 29.56 Alan Mailey SM Individual304 321 30.22 Brenda Doherty SW Individual305 322 30.23 Sharon Hunter SW Individual306 261 30.25 Martina McBrearty W55 DCC307 355 30.31 Maria Buchanan SW Individual308 335 30.34 Karina Gildea SW Prumerica309 379 32.41 Declan Black SM Individual310 44 32.43 Roisin Gallagher SW An Post311 402 34.07 Anthony Gildea M40 Kirchhoff312 311 38.34 Ursula McGarvey SW Individual313 60 39.51 Margaret Black SW IndividualTotal Runners: 313 RESULTS AND PICTURE SPECIAL AS RECORD CROWD TURNS OUT FOR INTERFIRMS 5K was last modified: May 22nd, 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 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Having joined Liverpool in 2014, Markovic has had several loan spells away 4 4 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED His career at Anfield is over and it’s safe to say his four years as a Liverpool have been pretty miserable.Markovic was expected to leave the club last month but a £2.9m deadline day move to Anderlecht collapsed after he was unable to agree personal terms. The 24-year-old, who flew out to Belgium for talks, later claimed “money was not the issue”. He isn’t in the Premier League squad.Alberto Moreno The midfielder is 32, but has been one of Liverpool’s better players this season. “It’s nice to see that it’s not too late,” Jurgen Klopp, his manager said. “Millie is 32 but if you look at him he’s one these players who can probably play at 36 or 37, that kind of player. A fantastic professional.“He is a good lad in the dressing room and a very demanding person – of both his manager and team-mates. He is a natural leader. That’s all cool.”Daniel Sturridge MONEY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 4 Milner has started the season well, but is yet to be offered a new contract by the club He was never going to displace Roberto Firmino as the centre forward, but Sturridge still has a role to play this season and, who knows, maybe he will secure a new contract.Sturridge, 29, enjoyed a good pre-season and on that tour of the US, Klopp said: “There is no doubt about his quality. If Daniel Sturridge is fit, he will play a role in the team, 100%. Does he have to play 50-something games? No. But hopefully a few really good ones. That’s the plan.” A sensational goal against Chelsea to rescue a point will certainly do him no harm.Lazar Markovic Moreno lost his place to Andy Robertson last season and is believed to be on his way out, which could happen in January when his deal will be in its final six months. He has been at the club since leaving Sevilla in a £12m transfer in 2014. It is said Adam Lewis will benefit from Moreno’s exit. no dice RANKED huge blow There are four players – key ones and Lazar Markovic – out of contract at Liverpool in 2019.The club could lose them for nothing if they do not sign new deals and talkSPORT.com looks at who they are.James Milner silverware Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Moreno is likely to depart on a free transfer next summer Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REPLY BEST OF Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Sturridge spent part of last season on loan at West Brom, but his form this season suggests he is keen on staying at Anfield beyond next summer Most popular football news England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 4 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED
The partner of right-to-die campaigner Marie Fleming says he is backing moves to legalise cannabis for MS sufferers.Marie Fleming and husband Tom. Marie passed away in DecemberMarie, who was from Lifford, took cannabis in a medicinal form to east her pain.Her partner Tom said he is delighted that the State will legalise the medicinal cannabis next month. Tom said “It is a long time coming. I have spoken in the past of the effect that cannabis had on Marie.“It really worked with the pain relief and spasms and the mood-lifting capabilities were very good,” he said.The medicinal cannabis will be distributed in a spray form and taken orally. TRAGIC MARIE’S PARTNER SAYS CANNABIS PLAN WILL HELP MS SUFFERERS was last modified: June 30th, 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:cannabisdonegalLiffordMARIE FLEMINGright to die
Donegal’s ETB Schools are leading the way when it comes to cracking the code for their futures.Next Wednesday, ahead of EU Code Week 2017, Donegal ETB will host a Coding Initiative cluster day for staff from four of its schools to support them in rolling out cutting edge teaching in the area of coding.In 2016, two of Donegal ETB’s schools, the Abbey Vocational School in Donegal Town and Crana College in Buncrana were among only twenty-two schools nation-wide to introduce coding to their schools as part of the new Junior Cycle reforms. Following an invitation to more schools to participate in the new ‘Junior Cycle Coding in Action’ initiative, a further 50 schools were chosen from 175 entries from around the country, including two more Donegal ETB schools, Colaiste na Carraig, An Charraig and Errigal College, Letterkenny.The introduction of coding to schools is one of the most exciting new Junior Cycle short courses now available and Donegal ETB schools are leading the way with this initiative, led by Donegal ETB teacher, Thomas Boyle of Crana College who is a JCT Coding Associate. Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT) is the Department of Education and Skills support service for schools.The innovative delivery of coding in Crana College has already been notice by the European Commission, Google Europe, Minister Ciaran Cannon, the Teaching Council, BT Young Scientist, Microsoft Ireland, Intel Ireland and a host of companies across the globe.Speaking about next week’s cluster day, Thomas Boyle, JCT Coding Associate in Donegal ETB’s Crana College, said this is a very exciting time to be in education especially in the area of Coding and Computer Science. “The Coding Short Course and Digital competencies at a whole school level as part of the Junior Cycle, is key to laying down the foundation for new subjects like Computer Science to be introduced by 2018.”Dr Martin Gormley, Donegal ETB’s Director of Schools, spoke about the initiative stated.“Donegal ETB is fully aware of the digital transformation and the pace of change in today’s classrooms; the challenge for teachers is to be prepared for this explosion of technology. Donegal ETB believes it is essential to focus on and support our teachers in this new learning area and that they must be given time to upskill in order to implement coding and computing in their schools.“Delivery of this cutting edge course in our schools is evidence of the exceptional standards of teaching and learning being promoted across Donegal ETB’s schools, colleges and centres. I’d like to commend the willingness of the staff to take on this new innovation and also thank Thomas for leading out on this initiative.”Further updates on this initiative and further coding activities taking place in Donegal ETB schools, can be found on its website (www.donegaletb.ie) or social media accounts – Facebook/Twitter (@DonegalETB) and YouTube (Donegal ETB). Donegal’s ETB schools are cracking the code! was last modified: October 1st, 2017 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:codingdonegalETB
3 June 2014Volkswagen Group South Africa’s (VWSA’s) 500 000th EA111 engine rolled off the production line on Friday, marking the 2-millionth engine produced at the company’s manufacturing plant in Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape.Production of the EA111 engine, which powers Volkswagen’s Polo and Polo Vivo models locally and equivalent models abroad, began in 2010 with volumes of 89 000 a year.“Since then, there has been a steady growth in production volumes, with this year’s production set to reach the 175 000 mark,” Richard Reid, head of VWSA’s engine plant, said in a statement on Monday.Reid said that, of these 175 000 engines, 77% were targeted for export to international markets, including factories in China, India, Malaysia, Taiwan and Mexico.“Last year in September, we introduced a fourth shift in the engine plant which increased the production capacity from 147 000 to 175 000 engines. The bolstering of production was due to the high demand from the Chinese market,” Reid said.The company said it had introduced new production line technology over the years to handle the increased growth in production. This included a state-of-the-art testing facility which ensures that each engine is 100% proof tested before it leaves the line, as well as hi-tech interactive machinery that assists operators with instructions via a screen connected to the electronic bolting equipment.VWSA managing director David Powels said these improvements had enabled the company to produce an engine every two minutes, while ensuring “that we are continually improving our products for both the local and international markets”.SAinfo reporter
After winning the gold medal in 25m air pistol event, Indian woman shooter Anisa Sayyed today thanked her husband for helping her when the chips were down.Anisa was going through a financial crisis, struggling to buy a pistol after her old gun was damaged due to a malfunction. But when all seemed lost, her husband’s company (Tulip) came to her rescue and bought her a new pistol, which is still in the possession of Customs.”My husband’s company has helped me a lot. He was there when nobody was willing to help me. But I didn’t shoot with that today,” Anisa said.Even as the women’s team of Anisa and Rahi Sarnobat basked in glory after winning gold in 25m air pistol for women, shotgun coach Marceillo Dradi seemed disappointed despite a second-place finish by Ronjan Sodhi and Asher Noria in pairs double trap event for men.Sodhi and Noria clinched the silver after they totalled 188, one point behind gold medalists Steven Walton and Steven Scott of England.”As a professional coach, I came to India with the aim to win gold, I cannot be happy with silver. I am happy for the team for winning medals but I am not happy for myself. My aim was to win gold. We have events tomorrow, so will figure our next play today evening,” Dradi said.”This was the best team we could have fielded but unfortunately we missed the gold by one point,” the coach said.Sodhi and Noria, however, were more than pleased with their efforts. “There was great competition but there was no pressure on us. I just missed the target and that happens. But full credit to England for winning the gold,” Sodhi said.advertisementNoria, the world junior champion, said “we really shot well as a team.””I am still a junior but it feels to be with the seniors, compete in such a big event and win medal,” Noria said.”Performing in front of the home crowd was a bit of a pressure but I always enjoyed shooting with Ronjan because he is my mentor,” said Noria who won the junior world championship title in August.Renu Bala Chanu cleared 197 kg to clinch the gold in the 58 kg weightlifting event for women, five kgs better than Lee Seen of Australia. Zoe Smith of England won the bronze with 188 kg.Indian boxers also continued their winning ways with Asian silver medallist Jai Bhagwan (60kg) becoming the third to enter the pre-quarterfinals with a comprehensive win over Nauru’s Colan Caleb in his opening bout.Egged on by a capacity crowd at the Talkatora Stadium, Jai dominated the proceedings to notch up an easy 11-1 triumph after getting a bye in the first round.The 25-year-old Indian, who won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Championships in March this year, now meets Tanzania’s Nasser Mafuru, who defeated Papua New Guinea’s Andrew Opugu 6-1 in his preliminary bout.Jai joins Amandeep Singh (49kg) and Manoj Kumar (64kg) in the pre-quarterfinal stage of the competitionIn tennis, Somdev Devvarman and Sania Mirza breezed into quarter-finals with easy wins but Rohan Bopanna crashed out of the men’s singles event, losing to second seed and world number 133 Australian Peter Luczak 2-6 6-7(5) in one hour and 37 minutes in the second round.Men’s top seed Somdev crushed Sri Lanka’s Amresh Jayawickreme 6-0 6-1 while Sania overpowered Cook Island’s Brittany Teei 6-0 6-2 in a women’s singles second round match.India’s chances of progressing to the semifinals of the women’s hockey event Games received a setback after the home team went down fighting 1-2 to defending champions Australia in their second Pool A match.Shelly Liddelow (11th minute) and Ashleigh Nelson (59th) scored for Australia while promising Rani Rampal (69th) pulled one back for India.Last edition runners-up India had earlier drawn 1-1 with lowly Scotland while Australia had thrashed Trinidad and Tobago 11-0.India will next face Trinidad and Tobago on Friday while Australia will be up against South Africa.In swimming, the Indian men’s 4x200m relay quartet of Rehan Poncha, Rohit Havaldar, Madar Divase and Aaron D’Souza made it to the final clocking 7 minutes 49.20 seconds to grab the eighth position in the preliminaries.Virdhawal Khade of India qualified for the semifinals of the men’s 100m freestyle after finishing 13th, while Pooja Alva also entered the semifinals of the women’s 100m butterfly by bagging the 15th spot, as the top 16 make it to the last four stage.A para-sport swimmer also brought some smiles as Sachin Verma progressed to the final of the 50m S9 freestyle men category by finishing eighth.advertisementBut the other Indians failed to advance. In women’s 800m freestyle, Richa Mishra missed the bus and also they could not make a mark in either men’s 200m backstroke or women’s 200m breaststroke.Woman shuttler Aditi Mutatkar made a successful debut, while Chetan Anand also shone as a dominant India sailed into the quarterfinals of the mixed team event with a third clean sweep over Wales.World number 17 Chetan beat Lewis Martyn 21-12 21-16 in 21 minutes to set the ball rolling, Pune girl Aditi, who made it to the squad at the eleventh hour, made it 2-0 by disposing off Turner Carissa 21-13 21-8 in 18 minutes.Top men’s doubles pair of Sanave Thomas and Rupesh Kumar then subdued a fighting Phillips James and Morgan Joe Wales pair 21-17 21-14 to give the hosts a commanding 3-0 lead.Ashwini Ponnappa and Aparna Balan then thrashed Turner Carissa and Harvey Caroline 21-11 21-13 in the women’s doubles, while mixed doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and V Diju spanked Lewis Martyn and Thomas Sarah 21-8 21-5 to wrap up a 5-0 win.Off the field, the empty seats for most disciplines over the first two days grabbed attention with the Games Federation chief Michael Fennell bluntly telling organising committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi to solve the “serious issue”.”We have discussed the issue (of poor attendance) with the OC, we have raised the question on how to get people packed at the stadium. Only the OC and Mr Kalmadi can answer all these questions … we have put this on the agenda for further discussion,” Fennell told a press conference.However, Kalmadi maintained that it was early days in the Games and with India picking up medals in many disciplines the interest of people will rise.”We sold more than 50,000 tickets yesterday. The boxing and wrestling stadiums were packed yesterday. Now public interest is high with India picking five gold. There are queues in the stadiums. It will improve everyday. That only I can say,” he said.
New Delhi, Jun 9 (PTI) Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover today launched a variant of its sports saloon Jaguar XE in India, priced at Rs 43.69 lakh (ex-Mumbai, pre-octroi).The variant named Prestige will add to Pure and Portfolio derivatives of Jaguar XE, which were launched in February, Jaguar Land Rover India said in a statement.Prestige is powered by a two-litre petrol engine and is equipped with advanced driving technologies like all surface progress control (ASPC), which is a low speed cruise control that helps cope with low traction situations.Jaguar Land Rover India President Rohit Suri said with the introduction of Jaguar XE, the company has entered a new market segment and Prestige derivative will enhance its continued popularity and success.Jaguar XE Pure is priced at Rs 39.9 lakh, while Portfolio is tagged at Rs 47.99 lakh (all prices ex-Mumbai, pre-octroi). Both are powered by a two-litre petrol engine. PTI RKL PRB ABK