With the new school term set to begin tomorrow, over 700 children on the West Coast and West Bank of Demerara received school supplies; complements of Gordon’s Foundation on Thursday at Plantain Walk, WBD.The children, between the ages 1 and 15, were recipients of toys, goodies andSome of the children who benefited from the school hampersschool bags containing books, pencils, rulers, erasers and sharpeners. Another 50 would have also received electronic tablets.Founder of the Foundation, Pamela Daniels noted that a special effort is being made to serve the children on the West Side – a number that has significantly increased from the time the initiative commenced 13 years ago.“There is an increasing amount of children attending the event on a yearly basis… this year we are making a special effort to serve 500 of them…this would not have been possible without the support of all active participants” she said expressingThe volunteers of Gordon’s Foundationher gratitude.The foundation aims to provide for the less fortunate in what they call “Children’s Day Celebration”.
The Government of Guyana through the Finance Ministry has approved a contingency allocation of $460 million for emergency works to be undertaken on the breached sea defence at Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara (ECD).This was disclosed by the Public Infrastructure Ministry in a statement to the media on Tuesday.The recently constructed heavy-duty timber bridge at DantzigDuring the recent spring tide period of July 31 to August 4, 2019, a section of the sea defence at Prospect, Mahaicony, was severely eroded, resulting in the intrusion of high volumes of saline water into the Bellamy Canal.However, close-by agricultural lands have experienced no threats of flooding since the Bellamy Canal Sluice at the Mahaica River was operated during low tides to release excess water stored in the canal.The Ministry had recently sealed some 125 metres of the sea defence embankment by use of over 5000 boulders after the first breach occurred on July 6, 2019, at Dantzig. In addition to this, emergency flood protection works are also being undertaken to restore other breaches along the sea defence embankment between the areas of Fairfield and Dantzig, Mahaicony.Chief Sea and River Defence Officer at the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Kevin Samad has since indicated that the team has been facing significant challenges in implementing flood prevention measures. Samad explained that significant degradation of the natural sea defence system along a 3-kilometre stretch of shoreline between Fairfield and Dantzig has occurred over the last six months.Boulders being placed to secure the sea defenceAccording to him, it has become necessary for a resilient manmade sea defence to be constructed given the complete destruction of the mangrove fringe which has left the earthen embankment in several sections completely exposed to direct wave action. On this note, Samad pointed out that the rainy season also continues to have adverse impacts on the progress of works since the access dams are currently in a deplorable state.The Ministry in its statement also noted that a 90-feet long heavy-duty timber bridge was recently completed at Dantzig across the Bellamy Canal since the only other access bridge across the Bellamy Canal is approximately 3 kilometres away at Fairfield.Nevertheless, the emergency works are still ongoing and to date, over 7500 tons of boulders have already been delivered within the Prospect-Dantzig area. The approved monies will be used to undertake permanent rip rap works and to secure other vulnerable sections within the 3-kilometre stretch.The Ministry of Public Infrastructure also reassured residents and farmers of the Mahaicony area that continuous efforts are being made to monitor the sea defences and interventions are being arranged to expeditiously reinforce vulnerable sections to prevent flooding.
“That’s the biggest thing with my shot, the confidence,” Mbah a Moute said. “I’m going to continue to work at it so I can get that confidence back and become a better shooter.” Even with the perfect effort against the Oregon schools, Mbah a Moute is shooting 47.7 percent. That’s a significant drop from his season-long 53.5 shooting percentage. Mbah a Moute said he is working with the coaching staff on an altered shot motion. “I was using a lot of my arms, a lot of motion,” Mbah a Moute said. “Now, I have a quicker shot. I’m just using my wrist.” UCLA chose HOK Sport to prepare preliminary designs for the renovation of Pauley Pavilion. School officials are hoping to dedicate a restored arena on Oct. 14, 2010, which is the 100th birthday of legendary coach John Wooden. However, despite going 12 for 12 from the field during a sweep of Oregon and Oregon State last weekend, Mbah a Moute enters tonight’s game between his No. 2-ranked Bruins and No. 19 USC still lacking full confidence in his jumper. That’s because his scoring last weekend came primarily off lay-ups, dunks and follow-ups. Meanwhile, athletic director Dan Guerrero and senior associate athletic director Ross Bjork are scheduled to visit a number of arenas in the coming week as part of a fact-finding mission for the Bruins’ renovations. Bruins guard Arron Afflalo said he watched visiting UCLA signee Kevin Love play in Lake Oswego (Ore.) High’s game at Mater Dei of Santa Ana over the weekend. Love scored 36 points and had 15 rebounds in the upset win, and he showed off his superb scoring and passing skills. So what does Afflalo, a junior, think of hanging around UCLA for another year to play with Love, and make the Bruins the favorite for the 2008 national title? “It’s not a bad idea. I’ll tell you that,” Afflalo said. “I don’t want to give you the impression that I overly think about it, but it has been thought about. It sounds good to me.” firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – There are mornings UCLA power forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute will head to Pauley Pavilion and work on his mid-range jump shot, and things will just click. He’ll make upwards of 70 percent of them, his confidence will grow and he will eagerly anticipate the next game.
It was the Dow’s worst point decline since Sept. 17, 2001, the first trading day after the terror attacks, when the blue chips fell 684.81, or 7.13 percent. In percentage terms, it was the biggest decline since March 24, 2003, when the index fell 3.6 percent as investors started getting rattled as U.S. casualties mounted in the early days after the invasion of Iraq. The drop hit every sector across the market, and a total of $632 billion was lost in total in U.S. stocks Tuesday, according to Standard & Poor’s Corp. Riskier issues such as small-cap and technology stocks suffered some of the biggest declines, but big industrial companies, those that are often hurt the most in an economic downturn, also were pummeled, with raw-materials producers among the hardest hit. But analysts, who have been expecting a pullback after a huge rally that began last October and sent the Dow to a series of record highs, were unfazed by Tuesday’s drop. “This corrective consolidation phase isn’t just going to be one day, but we don’t believe this is going to be a bear market,” said Bob Doll, BlackRock’s global chief investment officer of equities. Some investors also tried to put Tuesday’s slide into a longer-term perspective. “All who invest should feel grateful that we’ve had a great run for the last 12 to 18 months,” said Joel Kleinman, a Washington, D.C. attorney, adding that he has learned to not read too much into any short-term ups and downs. “This is another day in the market.” Confidence shaken Still, traders’ dwindling confidence was knocked down further by data showing that the economy may be decelerating more than anticipated. A Commerce Department report that orders for durable goods in January dropped by the largest amount in three months exacerbated jitters about the direction of the U.S. economy, just a day after former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said the United States may be headed for a recession. “It looks more and more like the economy is a slow-growth economy,” said Michael Strauss, chief economist at Commonfund. “Moderate economic growth is good – an abrupt stop in economic growth scares people.” The market had been expecting the government today to revise its estimate of fourth-quarter GDP growth down to an annual rate of about 2.3 percent from an initial forecast of 3.5 percent, and grew increasingly nervous Tuesday that the figure could come in even lower. The housing market, which the Street had been hoping had bottomed out, also looked far from recovery after a Standard & Poor’s index indicated that single-family home prices across the nation were flat in December. A later report from the National Association of Realtors said existing home sales climbed in January by the largest amount in two years, but the data didn’t erase housing-related concerns, as median home prices fell for a sixth straight month. But a growing feeling that Wall Street, which has had a big run-up since October, was due for a correction also played into Tuesday’s decline. “I think that the market was prepared to pull back. The constellation of issues that were worrying the market came to a head,” said Quincy Krosby, chief investment strategist at The Hartford. Still, the market will need to pull back further before its decline can officially be called a correction, which is considered a 10 percent decline in a bull market. Just a week ago, the Dow had reached new closing and trading highs, rising as high as 12,795.92; it’s now down 4.5 percent from that level. Computer glitch The Dow’s decline accelerated at a faster-than-normal pace during the afternoon after a computer glitch kept some trades from being immediately reflected in the index of 30 blue chip stocks. Dow Jones & Co., the media company that manages the flagship index, said the problem occurred after it was discovered that computers were not properly calculating trades, prompting a switch to a backup computer. The result was a massive plunge in the average in the seconds it took Dow Jones to switch to its secondary computers. The broader Standard & Poor’s 500 index fell 50.33, or 3.47 percent, Tuesday to 1,399.04, and the tech-dominated Nasdaq composite index was off 96.66, or 3.86 percent, at 2,407.86. Both indexes have also turned negative for the year. The Russell 2000 index of smaller companies dropped 31.03, or 3.77 percent, to 792.66. A suicide bomber attack on the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan where Vice President Dick Cheney was visiting also rattled the market Tuesday. China’s stock market plummeted from record highs as investors took profits when concerns arose that the Chinese government might try to temper its ballooning economy by raising interest rates again or reducing more of the money available for lending. “Corrections usually happen because of a catalyst, and this may be it,” said Ed Peters, chief investment officer at PanAgora Asset Management. “The move in China was a surprise, and when a major market has a shock it ripples through the rest of the market. ” The Shanghai Composite Index tumbled 8.8 percent to close at 2,771.79, its biggest decline since it fell 8.9 percent Feb. 18, 1997. Hong Kong’s benchmark Hang Seng Index dropped 1.8 percent, and Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur Composite Index fell 2.8 percent. Japan’s Nikkei stock average fell a more moderate 0.52 percent, but European markets were rattled – Britain’s FTSE 100 lost 2.31 percent, Germany’s DAX index dropped 2.96 percent, and France’s CAC-40 fell 3.02 percent.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – Stocks had their worst day of trading since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks Tuesday, hurtling the Dow Jones industrials down more than 400 points on a worldwide tide of concern that the U.S. and Chinese economies are stumbling and that share prices have become overinflated. The steepness of the market’s drop, as well as its global breadth, signaled a possible correction after a long period of stable and steadily rising stock markets that had not been shaken by such a volatile day of trading in several years. A 9 percent slide in Chinese stocks, which came a day after investors sent Shanghai’s benchmark index to a record-high close, set the tone for U.S. trading. The Dow began the day falling sharply, and the decline accelerated throughout the course of the session before stocks took a huge plunge in late afternoon as computer-driven sell programs kicked in, and also as a computer glitch caused a delay in the recording of a large number of trades. The Dow fell 546.20, or 4.3 percent, to 12,086.06 before recovering some ground in the last hour of trading to close down 416.02, or 3.29 percent, at 12,216.24, leaving it in negative territory for the year. Because the worst of the plunge took place after 2:30 p.m., the New York Stock Exchange’s trading limits, designed to halt such precipitous moves, were not activated.
0Shares0000Timothy Weah got away from Bayern Munich defender Josip Stanisic to put Paris Saint-Germain ahead in Klagenfurt on Saturday. © AFP / Jure MakovecKLAGENFURT, Austria, Jul 21 – German champions Bayern Munich hit three second-half goals as they beat French titlists Paris Saint-Germain, 3-1, on Saturday in a friendly in Klagenfurt, Austria.PSG were without their World Cup winners, but they did start Adrien Rabiot, who refused to serve as a reserve for the French squad. Bayern were without their legion of German internationals, despite the national team’s early exit in Russia.PSG had the best of the first half and took the lead with a 31st minute goal by American Timothy Weah, the 18-year-old son of African legend George Weah.Bayern dominated the second half and struck three times in 18 minutes.Spaniard Javier Martinez opened the scoring past Gianluigi Buffon, the Italian veteran who joined PSG this summer.Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanchez and 17-year-old Dutch striker Joshua Zirkzee added the other two, after Buffon had gone off.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Some donned sporty hats over their headscarves, while others painted their faces with the colours of the flag.Their beaming smiles underscored a day that felt victorious for Iranian women, even before the match began.And with every goal the Iranian team scored, the cheers in the women’s section grew louder.By the middle of the second half, Iran was leading with a blowout of 9-0.For nearly 40 years, the Islamic republic has barred female spectators from entering football and other sports stadiums, with clerics arguing women must be shielded from the masculine atmosphere and sight of semi-clad men.Last month, world football’s governing body FIFA ordered Iran to allow women access to stadiums without restriction and in numbers determined by demand for tickets.– ‘Women of freedom’ –That came after the death of Sahar Khodayari, who set herself ablaze last month outside a court in fear of being jailed for trying to attend a match.Dubbed “Blue Girl” because of the colours of the club she supported — Esteghlal FC — she had reportedly been detained last year when trying to enter a stadium dressed as a boy.Her death sparked an outcry, with many calling for Iran to be banned and matches boycotted.Around 4,500 women managed to get their hands on tickets for Thursday’s match, which was thinly attended overall, with only some 10,000 spectators in total.Even before the starting whistle blew, female fans cheered joyfully as the name of each Iranian player was announced over the loudspeakers, an AFP journalist at the stadium said.But many women who were unable to get tickets in time for the game were left disappointed.“I’m 18 years old, and for 14 years I’ve dreamt of going to a stadium,” student Guelareh told AFP. “But I didn’t get a ticket.”While it is not the first time women have attended football matches in Iran, it is the first time they have been allowed to buy tickets.On previous occasions, attendees have been handpicked by the authorities.Saluting the move, pro-reform newspaper Sazandegui published a photograph of two female football supporters, coupled with the headline: “The women of freedom.”For some men too, Thursday’s game was worthy of celebration.“It’s a great feeling that we’re here together, finally. We only wish this can continue in the future,” a male fan told AFP.A FIFA delegation attended Thursday’s match to ensure Iran honoured its pledge to allow women in.0Shares0000(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Iranian women freely attend a football match in their ultra-conservative country for the first time in around four decades © AFP / ATTA KENARETEHRAN, Iran, Oct 10 – Waving flags and snapping selfies, thousands of Iranian women on Thursday attended a football match freely for the first time in decades, after FIFA threatened to suspend the country over its controversial stadium restrictions.Elated female fans wore the national green, white and red flag around their shoulders and over their hair as they streamed into a tiny section of Tehran’s 100,000-capacity Azadi Stadium for Iran’s 2022 World Cup qualifier against Cambodia.
The annual Rathmullan New Years swim took place at 12 noon today, with huge crowds turning out to take the plunge to raise funds for the Friends of Ronan Sweeney Rehabilitation Fund. More people are to take a dip in Fanad at 2pm for the friends of Ronan Sweeney Rehabilitation Fund and the South African Missions (which is under the direction of Sister Margaret Sweeney, Fanad). After a fall from his bedroom window in Sligo in September, Ronan Sweeney sustained significant spinal injuries.Although Ronan has made substantial progress in the months following the accident and has been discharged from the National Rehabilitation Hospital to return to his home in Letterkenny, he has been left with limited movement in lower limbs.The Friends of Ronan Sweeney Rehabilitation Fund is aiming vital resources to allow Ronan to explore spinal rehabilitation facilities, equipment, and mechanisms, to enable to best opportunity for Ronan to make a full recovery.Three swimmers even had a close call when a “shark” decided to join in on the New Years swim. To find out more about fundraisers organised by Friends of Ronan Sweeney Rehabilitation Fund you can visit their Facebook page, or if you missed the bucket collections today, you can donate by following this link: https://www.gofundme.com/ronansweeneyDDTV: Huge crowds take the plunge for Ronan Sweeney Rehabilitation Fund was last modified: January 1st, 2017 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) Tags:Fanadfriends of ronan sweeney rehabilitation fundNew Year’s EveRathmullanronan sweeney
1 Huddersfield head coach David Wagner wants his side to emulate Leicester and ensure English football’s “second fairy tale” has a happy ending.The Terriers will bid to return to the top flight for the first time in 45 years on Monday when they take on Reading in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final at Wembley.Leicester pulled off one of the biggest sporting upsets last season by clinching the Premier League title and Wagner believes neutral fans across Europe will be gunning for his “underdogs”.“We are still Huddersfield Town, even if we are in the final,” the German told a press conference at the club’s Canalside training complex.“I have the feeling nearly everybody, not only in this town, maybe in England, even in Europe, hopes that this fairy tale comes to a happy end.“Only if you’re a Reading supporter maybe not, everybody else hopes that there will be a happy end to what we started 10 months ago.“After what happened with Leicester last season, this is now a second fairy tale in a row in English football and we are a part of it, we are aware of it and of course now we’d like to get it over the line.”Fortune favoured Huddersfield in their penalty shootout win against Sheffield Wednesday and they now stand on the brink of glory in a Wembley showdown reported to be worth £200million to the winner.Wagner was a surprise appointment by Town chairman Dean Hoyle in November 2015 when the former Borussia Dortmund reserve team boss replaced Chris Powell.Many observers tipped the West Yorkshire club for another relegation fight last summer, but in his first full season Wagner has steered them to within one game of a first promotion to the Premier League.“(Leicester) have shown it is possible,” Wagner said. “On the other side it’s a different story even if it looks similar, in terms of the budgets and their competitors and our budget.“In the end, now we are so far and when you’re in the final there is only one idea. Win it.“The prize of the Premier League makes it even bigger. We are happy and excited to be in this game and we will be ready for sure.”Wagner agreed there was little to separate his side and Reading, who finished third in the table, two places and four points above Town. They both won their corresponding home league game 1-0 during the regular season.The German said his players had proved they are ready to handle the big occasion after holding their nerve at Hillsborough eight days ago.“There were a lot of statements before the semi-finals about momentum, about form or whatever and I think it’s another example where we’ve both proved, Reading and ourselves, that what happens in the past is irrelevant,” Wagner added.“It’s only about the moment and in this moment Reading and us deserve to be in the final.“Especially us in Huddersfield know, the pundits are not always right.“But there’s a job to do. We will be focused on it even if we know how good and how strong Reading are.“It’s a final and even if you are the underdog you have to win it and this is our ambition.” The Terriers will bid to return to the top flight for the first time in 45 years
Alvaro Morata could be set to end his Chelsea nightmare after AC Milan reportedly made him their top transfer target.New boss Maurizio Sarri is willing to listen to offers for their striker, who endured a difficult first season at Stamford Bridge. 1 IN DEMAND REVEALED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland targets LATEST Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets After initially shining for the Blues, disciplinary issues and fitness concerns hampered his progress.A rumoured return to Juventus has been mooted but, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Milan are ready to splash the cash in order to bring the forward to the San Siro.The 25-year-old has so far remained quiet on his future but, with Chelsea expected to bring in new attacking reinforcements this summer, the Spain international could find himself out of favour. Alvaro Morata in action for Chelsea The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Latest transfer stories from talkSPORT.com moving on Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LIVING THE DREAM Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer RANKED The former Real Madrid star bagged 15 goals in 48 appearances last season for the Blues but failed to win over the Stamford Bridge faithful.As a result, he missed out on a World Cup place and Spain crashed out on penalties to hosts Russia.
AN American mother has issued a heartfelt plea for information about her missing son, believing a chance encounter could mean he is here in Ireland.Terri Mullaney, from Scituate in Massachusetts, last saw her son, Matt pictured in January 2003, just before he moved to Florence to study art.The 23-year-old was last seen outside an Irish pub in the Italian city in February that year. But in July of the same year a Co Donegal woman contacted Mrs Mullaney to say that she had sat beside Matt on a ferry crossing from Holyhead to Dublin.Several other Irish sightings of Matt followed in Cork and Galway and he is listed on the FBI missing persons list.Said Mrs Mullaney: “As a family we are desperate to find our son/brother. His gentle spirit, quick wit and beautiful smile is missing from our lives. Matt is loved and missed by so many. We have been relentless in our search for him since February of 2003.“Please take the time to look at his face ( and read our story) We know this is our only hope of receiving word about him. We have faith that someone out there has an answer for us. We hope and pray that you will come forward.” If you can help log on to http://www.matthewmullaney.com/.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com‘ENCOUNTER WITH DONEGAL WOMAN COULD MEAN MY MISSING SON IS ALIVE’ was last modified: December 28th, 2011 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:appeal to find missing teenagermatt mullaneymissing american