A 55-year-old man on Wednesday collapsed and died at Black Water Backdam, Cuyuni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).The man has been identified as Terrance Victor Cadogan, also known as “Eye Up” or “Pack up” of Lot 18, Good Intent, West Bank Demerara (WBD).Guyana Times understands that the man worked in the interior regions and operated a shop in Stabroek Market.Cadogan, who was known by many as an alcoholic, left his shop in Barakat Backdam, Cuyuni River, on New Year’s Day, to visit his friend, Mark Partamouth, also of Good Intent, WBD.While visiting his friend, the man complained of having severe pains in the stomach.However, the following day, Partamouth woke up and saw Cadogan lying on a bench at a nearby shop. Minutes after, Mark heard a loud sound outside and upon checking, he discovered Cadogan lying motionless on the ground.The matter was reported to the police while Cadogan was immediately taken to the Bartica Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The body was transported to Lyken Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem.
Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo met with a large gathering of Berbice sugar workers on Saturday, and made it pellucid that unlike the misinformation being peddled by the Government, the Skeldon factory was set up with the specific purpose to keep sugar going for years to come.After listening to the plight of the families of sugar workers from Canefield in Canje and Port Mourant on the Corentyne in East Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) on Saturday afternoon, Jagdeo urged the women to go out and support the call for Government to pay more attention to the sugar industry and the welfare of workers.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo“The entire family should come out and protest! Bring out the children too!” the Opposition Leader urged.Jagdeo refuted Government’s claim that, under the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Administration, too much money had been spent on the Skeldon sugar factory. Noting Government’s claim that the entire sugar industry has to pay for the excesses of money spent on that factory, Jagdeo said: “The money spent on Skeldon did not come from the industry, it came from loans which the Government was servicing. If you net off the money you received from the European Union, you will see that the Government has put very little into sugar in terms of these loans,” Jagdeo explained.Sugar workers and their families at the Rose Hall meetingHe noted that from 1976 to 1996, the sugar industry was paying a sugar levy. “So, for 20 years it paid money into the treasury. It’s only in 1997 that we cancelled the sugar levy. And so GuySuCo [Guyana Sugar Corporation] made a positive contribution all those years. And this is based on Greenidge’s (Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge’s) own figures!” Jagdeo said.Addressing the issue of the proposed closure of some sugar estates by the current administration, the Opposition Leader said, “If we spent too much on sugar, how is it that, in 2015 and 2016, the Gold Board lost $27 billion? That is more than the entire cost of the entire Skeldon factory. Banks DIH is suing the Government for $28 billion because of a decision they made to give DDL some tax write-offs. The lawsuit alone will cost us more that the cost for the entire Skeldon factory. How can they find fiscal space for those reasons and they can’t find fiscal space to help the sugar industry?” he asked.He also reminded workers that, in the 1980s, Guyana had spent some $220 billion on the bauxite industry; and he said that in today’s dollar value, that money is equivalent to about US$1.5 billion (G$300 billion).A section of the gathering at the Port Mourant meeting on Saturday“That is what we put into bauxite, leaving out the community cost for electricity. Sugar made a contribution all these years. It is only from about 2007, what the world market changed and we had problems here too, that we started giving sugar some subsidy and help,” Jagdeo said.He noted that $32 billion over a three-year period is affordable in a $700 billion budget in three years.“But the President has made it clear, ‘I don’t want sugar on the books’. So now that he has said that, in spite of all that they are arguing about, they have to now close some estates, like they are planning (to do) at Rose Hall and Enmore and several of the cultivations. They have to do this because the President doesn’t want to spend a cent on sugar, although sugar only needs transitional help because it could turn around in the future,” Jagdeo explained to his audience.The Opposition Leader noted that if GuySuCo were to reduce the amount of sugar it produces, production costs would become more expensive because of the inability to capitalize on economies of scale. He said that following a study of the local sugar industry, which showed that the Berbice estates were producing sugar at a cheaper rate than the Demerara estates, the then administration had taken a decision to increase sugar production at the Berbice estates. Hence Government’s decision to invest in the Skeldon Estate.He outlined that in Guyana sugar is not a company, but an industry, hence Government needs to be more thoughtful when making decisions about the industry. “No viable decision can be made without a feasibility study,” he said. “So this is a political decision. The fact that they shut down the factory at Skeldon for the first crop (means that they are) in preparation for (its) privatisation.”Jagdeo noted that the privatisation deal is being orchestrated by a close relative of Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, and that that individual’s involvement in the deal in likely coming at a cost. He noted that while Government has been saying that the Skeldon Sugar Factory was a bad deal made by the previous administration, the Prime Minister’s close relative is lobbying to have investors buy it.Sugar workers from Wales Estate walked out of a meeting held last Friday with several Government Ministers, after they were plaintively informed that Government is unable to pay them their severance packages.
The seven-time African champions play their opening Group A fixture on Friday, June 15, against Uruguay.“The team is ready for the competition and morale is high,” national team manager Ihab Leheta told AFP at the Grozny International Airport.The Pharaohs have never progressed beyond the group stages and Salah is seen as crucial to their chances of making an impression at the tournament in Russia.The goal-scoring talisman has been sidelined since exiting Liverpool’s 3-1 Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid in tears after injuring his shoulder when Sergio Ramos wrestled him to the ground.But such has been his form for the English Premiership club — 44 goals in all competitions for the season — that he has been included in Egypt’s squad even though there is no guarantee he will play.Team doctor Mohamed Abou al-Ela told ON Sport TV on Saturday night that they would make an assessment on Salah’s ability to play early this week.“We won’t be able to tell until after two days,” he said, declining to give any more details.“We will not have him play unless he has totally recovered.”On May 30, Egypt officials said Salah would be out for “not more” than three weeks, which would rule him out of the Uruguay match but put him in the frame for Russia on June 19 and Saudi Arabia on June 25.The player attended Egypt’s final training session in Cairo on Saturday night but did not take part, restricting himself to briefly dribbling the ball on the corner of the pitch.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Egypt’s Mohamed Salah hopes he will be cleared for take off at the World Cup after his Champions League final injury © Egyptian Civil Aviation Ministry/AFPGROZNY, Russian Federation, Jun 10 – Egypt’s Mohamed Salah arrived in Russia Sunday, with the Pharaohs hopeful the star striker can complete a dramatic injury comeback in time for their opening World Cup match against Uruguay.Salah and his teammates touched down in Grozny ahead of Egypt’s third appearance at the World Cup, ending a drought stretching back to 1990.
We don’t usually get THAT excited about charity friendlies, but when the squads were announced for the Steven Gerrard v Jamie Carragher showdown at Anfield, we knew we definitely had to tune in.And fans certainly weren’t let down when the two all-star XI’s kicked off on Sunday afternoon, with a host of old favourites, new faces and Premier League greats once again gracing the pitch.Luis Suarez, Theirry Henry, Xabi Alonso, Fernando Torres, John Arne Riise, Harry Kewell, Luis Garcia and Didier Drogba were just some of the names in action, but it was largely a game of two strikers in the first-half as Henry and Mario Balotelli starred.Balotelli looked a different player as he knocked the ball around confidently and put Team Carragher 1-0 up inside ten minutes with a fierce arrowed strike.But it was this moment from Arsenal legend Henry which had us out of our seats. Shame about Ryan Babel’s finish… 1 Arsenal legend Thierry Henry
Arsene Wenger has warned his Arsenal side that only a victory is good enough against Olympiacos on Tuesday night.The Gunners suffered a surprise defeat away to Dinamo Zagreb in their opening Champions League group stage game.And, with back-to-back clashes with Bayern Munich to come, Wenger admits that their meeting with the Greek champions at the Emirates is already a must-win.He said: “You have to win your home games if you want to qualify from the group stage, it is simple as that.“We cannot afford to drop points now against anyone at home.”Arsenal go into the clash with Olympiacos in good form, having followed up their victory north London rivals Tottenham in the League Cup by putting five past Leicester in the Premier League.But Wenger insists it will not be easy against a side which has won all five of their domestic fixtures this season.“Olympiacos dominates their league, they are a team with a big advantage – they dominate their league easily, so they can prepare for these kinds of games,” he added.“They are well organised and have some players who know the Premier League, like (Esteban) Cambiasso and (Pajtim) Kasami who both played in England.” Arsene Wenger 1
Target said an increase in store traffic in the third week of the holiday season “was not sufficient to compensate for the unfavorable traffic trends that carried over into December from the week following Thanksgiving.” Target went into the holiday season weakened, after its third-quarter earnings fell 4 percent on tepid sales of clothing and home furnishings. The company is expected to report its actual sales on Jan. 10. Meanwhile, Costco Wholesale Corp. has had “pretty good” holiday-season results so far and has largely avoided inventory gluts that would lead to markdowns, the retailer’s chief financial officer said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. “Generally speaking, our season went well,” Richard Galanti, Costco’s chief financial officer said in the Monday interview. “We were left pretty clean in terms of seasonal markdowns. On the food and sundry side, items that were strong were high-end chocolate gift packs and high-end nut gifts packs. All of our seasonal gift packs sold through pretty well.” He declined to divulge specific figures. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Ellen Simon The Associated Press NEW YORK – Early holiday sales reports are weak, with Target Corp., the nation’s No. 2 retailer, warning that its sales may have fallen in December. A broad gauge of consumer spending released by MasterCard Inc., which includes estimates for spending by cash and checks, showed a modest 2.4 percent increase in holiday spending, excluding gasoline and auto sales. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonWomen’s apparel suffered especially, with spending down 2.4 percent, said Michael McNamara, vice president of research and analysis at MasterCard Advisors. The category had been doing even worse, down 5.7 percent at the middle of the season, before a boost in sales over the last three weeks. “It’s a continuation of a slowing trend we’ve been monitoring for two years,” McNamara said. Analysts have watched this retail season nervously, concerned that the housing bust and subsequent credit crunch would prompt a drop in consumer spending. Those concerns were merited at Target, which cut its sales projections Monday, saying it expects comparable store sales for the five weeks ending Jan. 5 to be between a 1 percent increase and a 1 percent decrease, a shift from the 3-to 5-percent increase the chain had forecast for December. CEO Bob Ulrich had said in early December that the company’s sales trends would have to improve meaningfully for the retailer to achieve its fourth-quarter earnings-per-share targets. Instead, “December sales are likely to fall well short of the meaningful improvement Mr. Ulrich described,” the company said in a recorded message.
A man who stabbed his friend in the chest after they had watched a football game together has walked free from court.Man was stabbed with a pen-knifeJoseph Boyle, 21, appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court yesterday charged with a Section 3 assault. Boyle admitted stabbing his friend Dylan Loughlin with a small penknife and causing an 18 cm slash wound to his chest on November 8th, 2012.The pair had been drinking together with other friends after watching a football game on television in a house at Dr.McGinley Road in Letterkenny.The court was told that there had been a disagreement over a laptop computer and Boyle and Laughlin ended up wrestling together.After wrestling on the ground Laughlin realised he had been stabbed by Boyle who had then thrown the knife over a wall.He was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital and received 14 stitches to his wound.Boyle, of 14 Glendale Drive, Letterkenny, admitted the charge but said it had all been a blur as he had been drinking heavily.Judge Francis Comerford said that school pals often had rows but a row involving a knife and the crying of a knife was a serious offence.However he said he was satisfied that since the incident, Boyle had not come to the attention of Gardai.He said the accused had now shown a certain degree of maturity and Boyle also said he now had an interview to get a place on a FAS course.Judge Comerford said he was replacing a two year jail sentence with 160 hours community service.MAN WHO STABBED PAL IN CHEST AFTER FOOTBALL GAME WALKS FREE was last modified: May 7th, 2015 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:donegalDylan LoughlinJoe BoyleletterkennySTABBED
magic of the cup 2 The Carabao Cup was the first trophy Guardiola won in English football Klopp accused of ‘hanging Liverpool’s kids out to dry’ for his ‘vanity mission’ RESULTS gutted Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman promoted Everton vs Leicester LIVE: talkSPORT commentary for cup quarter-final clash Man City beat Oxford, Man United ease past Colchester and Leicester edge Everton Derby delight as Carabao Cup semi-final draw sets up intriguing 2020 clashes be brave Latest Carabao Cup news game on Man United v Colchester: talkSPORT commentary as League Two side eye upset Robinson is confident of keeping his job despite Oxford’s woeful start to the season Oxford vs Man City live: talkSPORT commentary for cup quarter-final clash Things are going quite differently for Pep Guardiola at the Etihad, with his Manchester City side dropping just two points all season to sit second in the Premier League table. They did suffer a shock defeat last midweek however, with Lyon picking up a 2-1 win in Manchester in the opening gameweek of the 2018/19 Champions League season.What the managers are sayingKarl Robinson (Oxford United): “I’m just frustrated, because I know how good I can be at my job. Everything I work on and everything we do, the time and effort my staff put in, they’re not getting their rewards on the pitch. How many times can you keep taking that? How many times on a Friday can I find out another player is injured? How many times on a Saturday morning can I find out a player is not right, or not well? How many times can you keep going on when the results aren’t going right and players are falling by the wayside? It’s hurting me. It should do if you care, but I’ve got to make sure when I come in on Monday I’m the same person I am all the time.” Pep Guardiola (Manchester City): “The first priority is the Premier League, that is the nicest one. When I see, for example, three teams like Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus in 10 years they won seven leagues, they show me they are the best teams. We want to be consistent and solid in that competition. After in the knockout games we want to improve on our mistakes we had in the past in knock-out games – to be more solid, avoiding mistakes and we’re going to try (to go for) it (in the Carabao Cup).”Where can you listen?talkSPORT 2 has full commentary of Oxford United vs Manchester City, kick-off 19:45. Click here to listen to Oxford United vs Man City 2 Manchester United vs Derby (Tuesday, September 25) – LISTEN LIVEOxford United vs Manchester City (Tuesday, September 25) – LISTEN LIVELiverpool vs Chelsea (Wednesday, September 26) – LISTEN LIVETottenham vs Watford (Wednesday, September 26) – LISTEN LIVE draw done Liverpool starlets joining Club World Cup squad… after being thrashed by Villa The message Klopp sent to Liverpool kids at half-time of Villa thrashing cup clash Emotional Ferguson reveals Everton players were left in tears after Leicester defeat disrespect on target Manchester City get their campaign to win successive Carabao Cups under way on Tuesday evening with a trip to League One strugglers Oxford United.Pep Guardiola’s side currently hold the trophy having beaten Arsenal in last season’s final, and they head to Oxford as they bid to become the first team to retain the EFL Cup since Manchester United all the way back in 2010. Carabao Cup commentaries LIVE on talkSPORT The U’s have started their league campaign dreadfully, winning just one of nine matches to sit second bottom in League One. Karl Robinson, appointed Oxford manager in March, is not worried about his position at the Kassam Stadium, however.“No, that’s football, it doesn’t bother me one bit,” he has said about his future.“People (in the club) know what I do and people know how good we can be. People know how hard we work.“If people want to make that decision that’s their choice. Unless they can go and get Houdini in, maybe he might help.” Team newsAs expected, Guradiola’s men make a number of changes but still have some of their top players on show against the League One side.Club captain Vincent Kompany partners John Stones at the back while Riyad Mahrez, who scored two goals against Cardiff at the weekend also starts.Oxford United: Mitchell, Garbutt, Dickie, Nelson, Hanson, Brannagan, Holmes, Whyte, Obika, Long, BaptisteSubs: Shearer, Smith, Ruffels, Mousinho, Henry, Raglan, McMahonManchester City: Muric, Danilo, Kompany, Stones, Otamendi, Zinchenko, Silva, Diaz, Foden, Mahrez, JesusSubs: Ederson, Walker, Sterling, Gündogan, Laporte, Sané, Bernabe
GAELIC games rules analyst Gerry McDermott has died, his family announced today.The Glenties native was highly respected throughout the gaelic games community in the country and throughout Co Donegal. He had worked until recently for the Revenue Commissioners and lived with is family in Cellbridge, Co Kildare.He was the ‘last word’ on the interpretation of the rules of the game and never held back in his criticism of both pundits and managers. In July he criticised inter-county football managers for claiming there is no clear definition of the tackle.Writing in the Leinster final match programme, Mr McDermott said bosses such as Jack O’Connor, Conor Counihan and Kieran McGeeney are wrong to claim the constitution of the tackle is uncertain.Referring to a comment the Kerry manager O’Connor made about the absence of a defined tackle ‘thieving the game’, McDermott wrote: “Jack seems to be unaware that the tackle has been defined since 1991 and forms an integral part of the playing rules. He also should know that the referees must apply the rules as stated and do not have the authority to ignore the rules in the Official Guide.“Under the rules of control, the referee are duty bound under rule 1.2 (i) to control the game in accordance with the playing rules. “They do not have a choice here. If Jack thinks the referees should use common sense then he should set out clearly the rules in which he thinks the referee should ignore.“He should realise that common sense is not nearly as common as many people think it is.“They do not bother to state the existing rules that govern the tackle in Gaelic football, nor do they bother to quote the definition of the tackle.“The critics never give them because that would destroy their assertion that there is no tackle in Gaelic football.“Definition number 15 states that a tackle is ‘Any attempt to dispossess or reduce the advantage of opponent within the rules of fair play. With the exception of the charge (fair), the tackle is aimed at the ball not the player’. “What could be clearer?”Gerry had worked with Mick O’Dwyer and Mickey Harte, and also pointed out RTÉ Sunday Game pundits were using the wrong terminology in describing games.“The hurling analyst do not seem to have any appreciation for rules at all.“They keep referring to outdated terms such as ‘the square’, the 14 and the 21-yard lines. “Are they not aware that we no longer have 14 yard or 21 yard lines on the field of play.“The Official Guide has gone metric for at least 33 years.”The 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/donegaldailyhttp://www.insolvencyjournal.ie/news_more_details/11-09-02/Appointment_of_Joint_Receivers_and_Managers_River_Newspapers_South_Donegal_Limited.aspxSAD DEATH OF LEADING DONEGAL GAA GAMES ANALYST was last modified: November 19th, 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:Co Donegaldeath of gaa analystdonegaldaily.comgerry mcdermottGlenties
Questions and Answers from the Letterkenny Town Council meeting September 9.Glenwood Park Cllr. Dessie Larkin sought answers from the council over the ground behind the houses causing concern for residents in Glenwood Park.The council replied: “This issue will be looked at in conjunction with the Town Gardener and Town Engineer to see what options there may be to address the issue in the out of season time. ”Main Street Sewerage Problem Cllr. Victor Fisher asked the council whether any progress has been made on the sewage problem at the backs of shops on Letterkenny’s Main Street.The council answered that:“Water and Sanitary section of Donegal County Council will host a meeting of all concerned parties when relevant landowners have been confirmed to discuss the extent of the problem and suggest possible solutions.”Turning Railways into Cycle PathsCllr. Gerry McMonagle asked Donegal County Council for an update on his motion relating to turning disused railways into cycle tracks.He was told that DCC are working with local communities to develop an application for redeveloping specific sections of the disused railway. A request for funding proposal is expected to be made to the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport by the deadline of mid November.Vandalism at Gartan Field Cllr. McMonagle asked the council if plans will be made to make Gartan Field more secure following recent vandalism.The council replied that they had received a signed letter from the residents of nearby Ashbrook Estate. The council said that they intend to respond to this letter to addresses on of the accesses to the Gartan Field.County Library flooding updateCllr. Jimmy Kavanagh asked when the council expects the County Library to be fully operational again after the flooding damage. The Council replied that the main floor providing reading materials was opened 2 days after the flooding. The majority of the damage was done to the upper floor, where research and reference collections are based. It is hoped that a schedule of work will be rolled out and full services will resume as soon as possible.Footpath improvements at AshlawnThe council told Cllr. Brogan, who asked for an update, that footpath improvements have recently commenced at Ashlawn.Drainage along Bonagee LaneWorks to improve the drainage problem along Bonagee Lane adjacent to the Football Club will commence in the next few weeks, the council told Cllr. Brogan.FLOODING, CCTV AND VANDALISM TOP LETTERKENNY TOWN COUNCIL AGENDA was last modified: September 10th, 2013 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)Tags:Letterkenny Town Council meeting