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Burnham remembered on 34th death anniversary

first_imgThe 34th death anniversary of former President Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham was commemorated on Tuesday with a wreath-laying ceremony at the Mausoleum, Place of Heroes, Seven Ponds, Botanical Gardens.The event was organised by the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) and was attended by President David Granger, Ministers of Government and other dignitaries.President David Granger lays a wreath in memory of LFS BurnhamBurnham, the founder of the People’s National Congress, served for a period of 16 years, that is, from December 14, 1964 – October 6, 1980, before he died on August 6, 1985.Vice Chairman of the PNCR, George Norton in his remarks called Burnham a political icon who encouraged self-sufficiency through hard work for the best interest of Guyana.“President Burnham was a political icon whose work continues to inspire generations. He motivates Governments to work tirelessly in the best interest of this nation. He was a brilliant man who pioneered a system of free education from nursery to university. He was also a futuristic thinker who promoted sustainable development and self-sufficiency, long before the global fight towards achieving sustainable development goals” Norton stated.Also speaking at the event was President Granger, who emphasised Burnham’s contribution to Guyana’s education.According to Granger, Burnham, who was the first elected Minister of Education in British Guiana, believed that public education was the cornerstone of social justice.A section of the gathering at the event on TuesdayThe Head of State noted that the former President aspired to establish an educational system in which rural and hinterland schools would be as efficient as those on the coastland.He stated that Burnham believed that if the nation was to improve its citizens’ quality of life, it had to provide them with a high quality of education.“Forbes Burnham’s first decade in office was one of tremendous transformation of the public education system, making it more resilient and relevant to the national situation at the time and to our people’s aspirations for the future. He reinforced the bases of universal primary and secondary education and moved tertiary education from being the privilege of an élite few to an entitlement for everyone, the President stated.He further highlighted that the former President is also to be credited with the building of community high schools and technical institutes along with the University of Guyana Campus and the Cyril Potter College of Education at Turkeyen.“All with the aim of providing the best education for the post-Independence generation. Forbes Burnham gave effect to free public education by expanding opportunities for all. He entrenched free education as an entitlement in [the] Constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana…We are encouraged by his example. We are inspired by his vision. We, his heirs and successors, recommit to perpetuating his legacy of free public education. We remember him with reverence and respect” Granger said, ending his remarks.last_img read more

Senior Flyers lose 5-3 in Grande Prairie

first_imgThe Senior Flyers will have to forget about this loss quickly and shift their focus to a herd of Mustangs heading to Fort St. John, as the Flyers and the Hythe Mustangs square off Saturday at the North Peace Arena.Saturday’s game is a special one for the Fort St. John community, as it the annual Teddy Bear Toss, where fans litter the ice with stuffed animals following the Flyers’ first goal of the game. All those toys will be donated to the local Salvation Army, and will be distributed to children in need this holiday season.Organizers are asking that if you are attending the game and wish to toss a teddy, please wrap it in a plastic bag first to prevent any damage to the toy.Saturday’s game begins at 8:30 p.m. at the North Peace Arena.Advertisement The game’s first period was a significant one in the victory for Grande Prairie, as the home team jumped out to a 2-0 lead.A familiar face to the Flyers got the offence rolling Thursday evening, as the game’s first goal came off the stick of former Fort St. John Senior Flyer Donny Lloyd.Following a scoreless second, both teams found their offensive touch in the third. The scoring began with David Alexander scoring short-handed just 17 seconds into the final frame, with the lone assist going to Fort St. John Husky Robbie Sidhu.- Advertisement -With the Flyers now trailing 2-1, the Athletics extended their lead, scoring two consecutive goals two minutes apart.Fort St. John answered with that very same amount of offence, as Ryan Carter scored twice, roughly five minutes apart at the 15 minute and 10 minute marker of the third.Trailing only by a goal, Fort St. John was unable to score the game-tying goal, as Grande Prairie added one final tally on the power-play with just 20 seconds remaining in regulation.Advertisementlast_img read more

The Great Country Search – Puzzle Piece number 1

first_imgEach Monday and Thursday we’ll announce where you can pick up a part of the puzzle.  Each piece of the puzzle will help you figure out just where in Fort St. John we’ve hidden the grand prize.  There are 5 pieces in the puzzle.The first person to find the hidden envelope will win tickets to the two sold out shows at the EnCana Events Centre….Brooks and Dunn and Alan Jackson, plus a $400 video and digital camera and the chance to take photos right where the media does.  So that means you’ll be in front of everyone else for part of the show….you’ll get closer than anyone else.- Advertisement -The first piece of the puzzle is available now at M&M Meats in the Totem Mall.  Thursday October 1st, we’ll tell you where piece number 2 is.  When you get all 5 pieces of the puzzle they will lead you to a spot in Fort St. John where we’ve hidden the grand prize. When you solve the puzzle you must bring all 5 pieces of the puzzle to Moose FM.  This first one to do this wins the grand prize.It’s that simple…….last_img read more

Residents of Red Creek start petition asking Province for better consultation on Treaty Land Entitlement

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Residents of Red Creek have started a petition asking the Provincial Government to consult with them on Treaty Land Entitlement.According to the petition, residents believe that the Government has failed to consult with them on Treaty Land Entitlement and feel that the Red Creek area must be maintained as a recreational area.The area is described as a heavily used year-round crown land that is used by outdoor enthusiasts from Fort St. John and surrounding communities as well as the local residents.- Advertisement -Petition organizers believe that the Treaty Land Entitlement process is flawed and is asking the Government for adequate public consultation and transparency with landowners and stakeholders.Residents are demanding that the Provincial Government review alternate lands to replace the current selection.The petition for the Red Creek Area can be signed by visiting read more

On-loan Liverpool star hasn’t thought about making AC Milan move permanent, claims agent

first_imgThe agent of Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli claims his client is not yet thinking about making his move to AC Milan permanent.The Italian moved to the San Siro on a season-long loan in the summer after struggling during his first year at Anfield.Since returning to Italy the 25-year-old has been rejuvenated and he scored a stunning free-kick during Milan’s 3-2 win over Udinese on Tuesday.It has led to claims Balotelli may make his loan move permanent but his agent, Mino Raiola, says they will not discuss that until the transfer window reopens.“For me, in addition to the goal, the important thing is that today in Italy they are discovering how many punches and knocks the player must put up with and stay quiet,” Raiola told Italian news agency Adnkronos.“For me the behaviour and attitude are important, and this is the most positive thing. Then the goal – if you have the class that Mario has, many more will come. The important thing is his attitude.“Will Balo stay at Milan? The transfer market isn’t open now, so that’s not a concern.” Mario Balotelli 1last_img read more

Briefly in Education

first_imgSeventh Street Elementary School Pre-kindergarten program to start The school is accepting applications for its School Readiness and Language Development Program, which provides pre-kindergarten students with oral language education in speech, listening and vocabulary. The program, which is scheduled to begin in February, will operate Monday to Thursday with morning and afternoon sessions. To qualify for enrollment, students must have been 4years old by Dec. 2 and have a parent or guardian available to attend mandatory monthly parent-teacher conferences and parent education classes, and volunteer in the classroom. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonFor applications and more information, visit the school office, 1570 W. Seventh St., San Pedro, or call 310-832-1538. Local high schools Elks to give award to 6 high school seniors The San Pedro Elks Lodge will give away $6,000 in award money to six high school seniors as part of the Elks National Foundation 2008 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest. Local winners have the opportunity to advance through the district, state and national contest and win scholarships ranging from $4,000 to $60,000 awarded over a four-year period. The student must be a high school senior and a United States citizen to be eligible for the local contest. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need. The deadline for completed applications is Jan. 11. Applications are available from the San Pedro Elks Lodge, 1748 Cumbre Drive, San Pedro, or scholars/mvs.cfm. For more information call, 310-831-0624 Ext. 104. Marymount College Eveningdegree program is offered in SP The private college is accepting students for its evening degree program at a San Pedro location. The program, to be held at the Port of Los Angeles High School, allows working adults to earn their bachelor’s degree in management. Classes for the next nine-week term begin Jan. 7 and meet once-a-week from 6 to 10 p.m. at the school at 250W. Fifth St. Prospective students must provide a completed application, transcript, resume or personal statement and a $50 application fee. The deadline for admissions is Jan. 6. For more information call, 310-377-7742, e-mail or visit local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgDonegal’s growing food reputation was enhanced even further last week when producers from the county received a tremendous reaction at the Food and Hospitality Event at the RDS in Dublin with The Food Coast – Donegal’s Good Food Initiative.Joseph Doherty, Inishowen Country Kitchen, Brendan O’Reilly, Donegal Brewing Company, Andrew McElhinney, O’Donnells Bakey and Thomas Hughes, Donegal Rapeseed Oil Co. pictured at Food and Hospitality Ireland 2013 at the RDS DublinFour Donegal food businesses – O’Donnell’s Bakery, Donegal Rapeseed Oil, Donegal Brewing Co. and Inishowen Country Kitchen – attended the vibrant showcase dedicated to Ireland’s food & drink, hospitality and retail sector.The reaction to the produce from Donegal is a clear indication that there continues to be opportunities in the food sector, said Eve Anne McCarron, Business Executive with The Food Coast, Donegal’s Good Food Initiative. “Attending the Food and Hospitality Event was hugely worthwhile in terms of promoting the Food Coast beyond Donegal and the level of interest in Donegal food and the response we received was terrific.“There are clearly business opportunities in this sector, we would urge anyone with the ambition of setting up a business or a food business to consider this sector, that’s something that Donegal County Enterprise Board is anxious to pursue as part of the Food Coast Strategy.”She added: “At a National level, the food sector is playing a key role in our economic recovery, Donegal is in a prime position to benefit from such growth.”Businesses who attended last week’s event in Dublin were certainly in agreement that taking their produce had been very worthwhile. “This was the first time I had attended an event like that as an exhibitor and to be honest I didn’t know what to expect. We had a huge interest from buyers and the reaction to our products and indeed to our story was exceptional,” said Andrew McElhinney of O’Donnell’s Bakery.Joseph Doherty from Inishowen Country Kitchen said the reviews of their products and interest from buyers had been “very positive.”“It was also very helpful to learn how trends are changing among many of the buyers, how they are looking more and more for local produce and how they were attracted to the Donegal products and the whole idea of the Food Coast,” he said.Brendan O’Reilly from Donegal Brewing Co said the event had been very positive overall and there had been a very strong interest to their Donegal Blonde craft beer.“It certainly was a very positive experience and it gave us a great opportunity to learn what some retailers and buyers are looking for and how we can best go about showcasing our product to them.” Thomas Hughes from Donegal Rapeseed Oil agreed that reaction to their products had been fantastic, and he urged anyone thinking of getting into the food sector to press ahead with their idea.“If you can make a success of it now, you will be a success as it is a difficult time but there are still great opportunities for new innovative food products,” he said.All of the Donegal exhibitors agreed that those thinking of setting up a new business should make The Food Coast and Donegal County Enterprise Board their first port of call.“If you have an idea then I’d say get advice from the Enterprise Board and the Food Coast. Discuss it with them and they will talk you through it and give you all the help that you need. Certainly don’t diss it until you try it, there is help there now to be accessed and if you have an idea you really should see if you can get it up and running,” Andrew McElhinney added. DONEGAL FOOD BUSINESSES TOP MENU AT RDS was last modified: September 30th, 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)last_img read more


first_imgFormer Donegal manager Jim McGuinness believes Eamon McGee would’ve been a better fit for marking Mayo talisman Aidan O’Shea. McGuinness feels Eamon McGee’s physical attributes would’ve matched those of O’Shea more so than his younger brother Neil who was tasked with the job.O’Shea was relatively quiet in the opening period and was being well marshalled by Neil McGee. However, it was O’Shea’s stunning goal just before half-time that turned the game on its head and in truth Donegal never recovered.McGuinness also felt that if Eamon McGee wasn’t going to mark O’Shea then he should’ve been employed as a sweeper.In his column with The Irish Times, McGuinness wrote, “O’Shea has such presence. It seemed to me like the whole focus was on how Donegal were going to stop him at full forward and that all eyes were on him and who was marking him and who was sweeping him, and I believe that freed up other players.“Even at that he won a ball that most other players wouldn’t have been able to win and took two players on, went over the top of one of them and stuck the ball in the net, which will no doubt intensify focus on him for the remainder of the season. “It was a touch of individual class, but I thought Eamon McGee would have been a better fit for marking a player of that physique than his brother Neil.“Eamon is six foot three and Neil is six foot and if Eamon wasn’t going to be marking O’Shea, I’d have put someone else on Cillian O’Connor and had Eamon sweeping. If you think about the Mayo game plan that’s what they did on Michael Murphy. They man marked him, but had Barry Moran sweeping.“That goal at the weekend really rubber- stamped the effectiveness of the O’Shea switch and emphasised that there is a difference between this Mayo team and previous teams.Donegal look tired McGuinness also felt Donegal looked really tired on Saturday evening and even when the game was tight between the two sides in the opening period – he felt Donegal were holding on to their shirt tails. “I thought Donegal looked tired. Even early on they seemed to be holding on to Mayo’s shirt tails a bit. Even though the game was tight you got the sense that the pace and acceleration of Mayo was threatening all the time.“Psychologically when you get defeated in a provincial final it is devastating. There are dreams and aspirations going into a final, particularly in Ulster.They are 100 per cent there and then you’re beaten and things are thrown into chaos and you’ve to get ready for the back door, which is not what you’ve planned for on any level. We saw the impact of this on Cork a couple of weeks ago.Mayo for Sam McGuinness said he was very impressed by Mayo and believes they have added strings to their bow.The pain of previous defeats like losing two All-Ireland finals has kept Mayo hungry and they’re genuine contenders for the All-Ireland.However, the only fear McGuinness has for Mayo going forward is that they may not be ruthless enough.McGuinness did admit that he’d love to see them go on and claim that elusive All-Ireland.“They are a very, very strong team with a lot of pace and power and an ideal age profile of mid- to late 20s. The pain of previous defeats has kept them hungry and on Saturday they put together a very coherent defensive structure, which also gave them a platform to attack.“One negative was that in the second half they could have been a lot more ruthless. They could have finished the game earlier if they’d been more clinical with the possession they had the chances created.“Crucially, as I’ve already said, they now have a point to their attack and in my view are better placed than ever to win the ultimate prize. On a personal level I’d hope that they could fulfil that dream.JIM MCGUINNESS – ‘EAMON MCGEE WOULD HAVE BEEN A BETTER FIT FOR MARKING O’SHEA THAN NEIL was last modified: August 11th, 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:columndonegalGAAIrish TimesJim McGuinnessMayonewsSportlast_img read more

Leeds United transfer news: Whites target considering switch from LaLiga

first_img Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City TOP WORK Most Popular Premier League Stories His current contract at Alaves is up in the summer, when he can walk away for nothing, and they may decide to cash in on him in the January sales.Meanwhile his former club Athletic Bilbao are also keen on luring him back to his home town and they could make their move in the New Year. changes Gomez in action against Barcelona. And now Spanish newspaper AS has revealed that Gomez is currently assessing all his options – and a move to Leeds is among them.The 28-year-old winger played under current Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa during his time at Bilbao and he could be open to a Yorkshire reunion. Alaves star Ibai Gomez huge blow How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings gameday cracker tense 2 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Leeds United target Ibai Gomez is considering a move to Elland Road in January.As talkSPORT told you this week, the Spaniard is wanted by the Championship club when the transfer window opens. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? whoops predicted Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? SORRY 2 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion But it has been reported that Gomez will ‘weigh up everything’ before deciding his next move, which may not happen until his contract is up at the end of June. revealed Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury latest last_img read more

Halloween Weather: Trick-or-treaters advised to get out early

first_imgTrick-or-treaters hoping for an enjoyable Halloween night are being advised to go out early this afternoon to avoid the rain.Little witches, ghosts, superheroes, and many other characters are expected to be out and about in towns and villages across Donegal today.But with heavy rain expected in the evening, the trick to avoid getting the costumes wet is to go out before the showers hit from around 6pm. Met Eireann is forecasting a chilly night with low temperatures of 5 to 6C.‘Persistent and heavy rain’ is forecast for the north west in the evening time, which will ease later and clear slowly by early Friday morning.Friday will see further outbreaks of rain and heavy downpours could lead to local flooding in areas during the night.Met Eireann is warning of a washout weekend, with more rain forecast for Saturday and Sunday. Cold and clearer weather is expected for the early days of next week.     Halloween Weather: Trick-or-treaters advised to get out early was last modified: October 31st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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