… Chairman fears funds will be returned to TreasuryThe continuous failure of the Regional Procurement and Tender Administration Board to meet on a regular basis and award contracts is severely affecting the performance of the economy in Region One (Barima-Waini).Region One Regional Chairman Brentnol AshleyRegional Chairman Brentnol Ashley during an interview with Guyana Times expressed that the state of the region’s economy is extremely worrisome, owing to the fact that economic activities which are normally driven by the awarding of contracts are at a standstill.He explained that the Regional Executive Officer (REO) Leslie Wilburg, who is also the Chairman of the Board, and therefore has the responsible for calling the meetings, has not been doing so. This has resulted in the delay in commencement of various projects earmarked for completion this year.“We’re already in the sixth month of the year and we have seen no movement and this is a major concern,” Ashley lamented, noting that if the contracts are not awarded before the presentation of the next budget, the monies allocated to the region will have to be returned to the Consolidated Fund.“There is no guarantee we will get that money back and no guarantee the budget will be higher than the current budget. The first thing that the Planning Secretary will say is that if you can’t spend $1 then why are you now asking for $15? They might very well cut you down to 5 cents or 50 cents… Government committed to having budget 2017 ready this year so there is no such place for rollover projects. So if you don’t do the project then the money goes back to the Consolidated Fund and the development of the region will be one step backward rather than forward,” he explained.The Regional Chairman disclosed that there are a number of projects that should have been at least 50 per cent completed by now, but have not yet commenced.Some of these projects include rehabilitation works to schools, bridges leading to schools, health centres, roads as well as the construction of health institutions and schools.In Waramuri-Moruca community, residents have been calling for a new secondary school, however no moves have been made to address this concern.The Regional Chairman explained that every day, the number of students attending the existing school keeps increasing, adding that there is a genuine need for a new educational institution in the area.Also, in the new township of Mabaruma, the health institution there is without an ambulance and no moves have been made to procure one.According to Ashley, there is a minibus with the name “ambulance” printed on it; however, the vehicle lacks the amenities of an ambulance.“This is a major concern to me and the region as a whole,” Ashley emphasised, noting that the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) will be hosting a series of meetings aimed at discovering the reasons for these projects to be moving at a snail’s pace and what measures can be put in place to address the issues.“We have communities that are suffering for proper bridges, health institutions, infrastructure for schooling, proper roads and it is not that provisions are not there but rather because the provisions are not being utilised in a meaningful way and in a timelier manner,” he noted.In relation to the awarding of contracts in the region, Ashley pointed out that another major issue is the fact that a sole contractor receives a number of projects and because of this, substandard works are being delivered or deadlines are not being met.“When a contractor gets a number of projects, the manner in which they are done and secondly the timeframe for them to be completed. Right now we have a number of outstanding projects from last year that we needs to be completed, that have not yet started,” he stated.He also contended that the awarding of contracts to a single contractor is not beneficial to the development of village economies.“I believe that in the good conscience of the tender board, I believe that equal opportunities should be provided to every person in the region so that we can revitalize our regional economy by resuscitating our village economies that are already stagnated,” he stated.Ashley acknowledged that the work of the tender board is governed by the law, but he pointed out that provisions of justifications can be made for the awarding of contracts to those who have not bid the lowest.“In a vast region like Region One, one supplier should not be earmarked to serving the entire region… Even though that would be the lowest bidder, there is still provisions for justifications for the service be done by someone else in a specific sub region. I would prefer that they do the justification rather than awarding the lowest bidder,” he stated.In this way, he explained, everyone can benefit.
A five-day Level 1 coaching course, organized by the Liberia Football Coaches Association, LIFOCA, (July 15-19), ended successfully last Saturday at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia.The course benefitted 40 coaches, drawn from local communities in and around Monrovia.Lecturers included coaches E. Baffoe, M. Kennedy Musue, Gbobor T. Gblinwon, ex-FIFA referee Alex Nagbo, LIFOCA president Francis Tamba and LFA technical director Henry Browne.Subjects treated included Brief history of football, coaching philosophy, the coach and coaching, principles and method of coaching, warm-up procedures and basic/complex motor qualities.Others were coaching plan, skill development, importance of mini-soccer (Small Sided Game-SSG), game understanding (attack), techniques in football, game understanding (defense), and the laws of the game.There was also practical application of the material at the end of each of the five days. However, the 5th day was devoted to evaluation, which was started before the practical session on the 4th day of the course.Evaluation as to the participants understanding and application of the course material was conducted following CAF rules and principles.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Radamel Falcao and Edinson Cavani 1 Manchester United could buy Radamel Falcao and make an immediate swap with PSG for Edinson Cavani.That is the astonishing transfer saga emerging from Paris today with respected sports paper L’Equipe stating the amazing transfer merry-go-round could be about to spin.Cavani has struggled to reproduce his best form since switching to France from Napoli last summer and Falcao has failed to live up to his billing under Louis van Gaal.But both strikers remain among the most feared strikers in world football and the hottest properties in the transfer market.United have the option to buy Colombian Falcao as part of his loan deal from Monaco and moving him straight on for Uruguay international Cavani would represent a remarkable deal.
St Eunan’s GAA News:Another huge week of success for the club at underage level as our U-12 footballers clinched the County title on Saturday last, defeating Buncrana in the final. The Boys U-14 footballers then added a fourth title to their collection for the year with winning the Northern Championship Final against Gaoth Dobhair on Monday evening on a scoreline of 7-08 to 0-05, having beaten Convoy comfortably last Friday evening in the semi final. Well done to the players and coaches on both teams.The Senior hurlers got their first victory in this year’s Championship, beating Buncrana 6-14 to 1-06 in a very impressive performance.This Sunday evening sees the return of the Senior and Reserve football championships as our reigning County Champions host Naomh Conaill in the Park this Sunday evening at 4.30 and 6pm. All support most welcome for both teams.The Junior Footballers moved four points clear at the top of Div. 5 when they defeated Glenswilly in a fine comeback victory, winning 1-10 to 1-05. The boys are back in action in the Junior B Championship this Saturday evening at home to Convoy, all support welcome. Hard luck to the Minor Boys football team who were narrowly defeated in the Northern Championship final on Monday evening against Gaoth Dobhair, losing out in unfortunate circumstances by 1-10 to 0-11.The U-16 Hurlers continued their good form defeating Carndonagh last week and are home this Thursday against MacCumhaills in the final round of the league with a win required to be certain of a league semi final place in the A competition.The U-16 boys football team face Letterkenny Gaels next Monday, August 24th away in the Championship with the Dev. Team at home to Naomh Colmcille, both games set for 7.30pm.e U-12 hurlers also had a good win over Carndonagh last Thursday.Under 16 hurling training continues Tuesdays at 5pm and U-12 training also on Tuesdays at 5.30pm. New hurlers are always welcome to come along and try out the worlds fastest outdoor game.The Hurling Cúl Camp ran last week and it was a great success with great numbers turning out over the five days. Many thanks to the coaches, organisers and to everyone who helped make it a most enjoyable week for our children. Special thanks to Anne Forde who done a brilliant job as always in making sure everything ran smoothly.Best of luck to players Rose Boyle and Kaneshia McKinney and to Alan O’Connell, John Hession and Tony Blake who are part of the management team as Donegal take on Armagh in the All Ireland Ladies Senior Championship quarter final in Clones this Saturday in Clones at 12.30pm.Please note theHurling Academy resumes this Friday, August 21st at 6.30pm. The Century Cinemas Football Academy is on Sundays at 11am. New members are always welcome to both academies. For more information, please contact Ciaran Maguire, 087 4133372, Eugene Duffy, 086 8430240 or Eunan O’Donnell 087 6775637.The Clubhouse at O’Donnell Park is now available to book for parties, functions, etc. Contact Niall on 086-3062893 for further information/bookings.Fixtures and results are available via the links on the Club website homepage. Any amendments to fixtures etc. will be noted on the club Facebook Page as soon as confirmation is received.Anyone wishing to include an item in the club notes can email firstname.lastname@example.org before 9pm on Monday evenings.The club offers condolences to the Coyle family formerly of High Rd. on the death of long time St. Eunan’s supporter Fenton Coyle whose death occured in Ballykelly Co. Derry recently.Sympathy is also extended to the McGovern family on their recent bereavement.This weeks wining lotto numbers are 7,8,12,19There were 8 x match 3 winners each getting Eur15 Pearse Davney, AntrimTommy Gibbons, C/O CentraAbove winners sold by Mr Lotto – Adrian ShieldsGAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S U12’S AND U14’S WIN COUNTY TITLES was last modified: August 18th, 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:Sport
PDF Box Score In the third inning, back-to-back, one-out singles by Tasha Alexander (Eddyville, Iowa) and Roemmich put runners on first and second. But Elish struck out Kennedy Frank (Chesterfield, Mo.) and then got Macy Johnson (Winterset, Iowa) to ground out up the middle as Oregon’s shortstop, DJ Sanders, stepped on second for the final out. Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) started for Drake and went five innings. Newman, who fell to 22-5 with the loss, allowed three runs on six hits with two walks. Kailee Smith (Murietta, Calif.) pitched two innings in relief and allowed four hits with one walk. Oregon starter Miranda Elish tossed a shutout, scattering five hits with 11 strikeouts. Elish improved to 22-1 as Oregon advanced to its nine consecutive NCAA Super Regional next weekend. Full Schedule Roster EUGENE, Ore. – A historic 2018 season ended for the Drake University softball team Saturday in a 3-0 loss to the No. 1 seed, Oregon, in the NCAA Tournament at Jane Sanders Stadium. Drake threatened again in the sixth inning with one out as Smith reached on an error and Maddox ripped an infield single to third. However, Elish struck out Abby Buie (Gardner, Kan.) and Newman as the Bulldogs stranded their seventh and eight runners in the game. Drake achieved multiple milestones in 2018. The Bulldogs won their first-ever NCAA Tournament games with two victories over BYU, set the program record for most overall wins and Missouri Valley Conference wins with 24. Drake had a 24-game winning streak that started the final weekend before MVC play and didn’t end until the second-to-last league series.Following the conclusion of the game, four Bulldogs earned NCAA Eugene All-Region honors, Newman, Roemmich, Smith, and Nicole Timmons (Davenport, Iowa).NCAA Eugene All-Region Team MVP – Miranda Elish, Pitcher, Oregon, So. (2-0, 14.0 IP, 9 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 25 SO)Pitcher – Megan Kleist, Oregon, Jr. (1-0, 7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 11 SO)Pitcher – Nicole Timmons, Drake, Fr. (1-0, 7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 10 SO)Catcher – Libby Sugg, BYU, Jr. (.250 AVG, 2 H, 3 RBI, 1 BB)First Base – Sarah Maddox, Drake, So. (.300 AVG, 3 H, 1 2B, 1 BB)Second Base – Brielle Breland, BYU, Sr. (.375 AVG, 3 R, 3 H, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 HP)Short Stop – Mandi Roemmich, Drake, So. (.357 AVG, 5 H, 1 RBI, 1 BB)Third Base – Jenna Lilley, Oregon, Sr. (.500 AVG, 3 R, 4 H, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 3 BB)Outfield – Alexis Mack, Oregon, Jr. (.600 AVG, 1 R, 6 H, 2 RBI, 1-1 SB)Outfield – Lauren Burke, Oregon, Fr. (1.000 AVG, 2 R, 2 H, 2 HR, 4 RBI)Outfield – Brooke Vander Heide, BYU, So. (.429 AVG, 3 H, 1 3B, 1 RBI, 1-1 SB)Utility/DP – Nicole Newman, Drake, Jr. (1-2, 11.2 IP, 13 H, 7 R, 5 BB, 7 SO | .286 AVG, 1 R, 2 H, 1 HR, 2 RBI) Print Friendly Version Story Links Photo Gallery Drake left Libby Ryan (Mount Vernon, Iowa) at third base in the second inning. Ryan, who pinch ran for Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) after Pena’s leadoff walk, stole second and took third on a throwing error by Oregon’s catcher, Gwen Svekis, on the steal. However, Elish retired the next three Bulldogs to escape the jam. Oregon (50-7) scored all three runs of its runs in the fifth inning. Drake (45-12) was led by Sarah Maddox (Henderson, Nev.) and Mandi Roemmich (West Des Moines, Iowa), who each had two hits. As a team, the Bulldogs finished with five hits, but stranded eight baserunners as they couldn’t get the timely hit against the Ducks, who didn’t allow a run in their three regional games. Maddox lined a two-out double down the left field line in the fourth inning, but Elish struck out Kelsey Wright (Olathe, Kan.). The Bulldogs once again threatened in the fifth inning as Roemmich hit a two-out single and Frank walked, but Johnson hit a ball back at Elish who tossed it to first for the third out. Oregon ended the scoreless contest in the fifth inning with three runs on five hits. Alexis Mack smacked a single to left field with the bases loaded that scored two runs and one batter later, Haley Cruse, plated one run with her own single to left field.
UP and coming Gaelic football star Darach O’Connor was man of the match as he fired Inishowen Colleges into their first ever colleges provincial final today.O’Connor hit a personal tally of 3-06 as Coláistí Inis Eoghain saw off Patrician College Carrickmacross in today’s McLarnon Cup semi-final in Garvaghey, Tyrone.The teams were level – 1-05 apiece – at the break, with O’Connor’s first goal keeping the Donegal teenagers in touch. The Monaghan side had the lion’s share of the play in the opening half and led by 1-5 to 0-3 after 23 minutes, the goal coming from Ronan McDonald.However Inis Eoghain’s county senior panellist Darach conjured up a goal and 2 points so that the teams turned over level at 1-5 each.The real damage was done right after the break when Kevin McLaughlin scored a goal for the north Donegal boys. O’Connor picked up the resultant short kick-out and ran through for his second goal.And in the 36th minute O’Connor smashed a great shot in off the left post to complete his hat-trick and leave Carrick trailing by 4-5 to 0-6. To their credit, Patrician came back with 5 points in a row, 3 from Donal Meegan. O’Connor responded with a point, but Aaron Jones fired in a 48th minute goal to put his side right back in contention at 4-7 to 2-11.However they could not close the gap any further as O’Connor dropped back to steady the Inis Eoghain ship and still added his fifth point.There could well be an all-Donegal final with St Eunan’s Letterkenny facing St Malachy’s Belfast also at Garvaghey this Wednesday evening (7.30pm).Coláistí Inis Eoghain: Jordan McLaughlin; Danny Monagle, Jack O’Loughlin, Stephen O’Donnell; Gary Doherty, Tony McClenaghan, Sam Doherty; Caolan McGonagle, Fergal Doherty; Mark Coyle, Darach O’Connor (3-5, 0-5f), Sean McHugh (0-1); John Campbell (0-4, 2f), Kevin McLaughlin (1-0), Shane McLaughlin. Subs: James Jackson for M Coyle (half time); Ultan Doherty for S McLaughlin (52 mins).Patrician College Carrickmacross: Shane Garland; Cathal McKeown, Paul McArdle, Conor Duffy; David Wilson, Aaron Birdy, Mikey Murnaghan; Michael Metzger, Stephen Cunningham (0-1); Ronan McDonald (1-0), Paudie Kirk, Donal Meegan (0-6, 2f); Alan McCaughey, Dara Rowe (0-3), Aaron Jones (1-3, 2f). Subs: Conor Russell for C McKeown (half time); Corey Sullivan for R McDonald (51 mins); Daniel McDonald for M Murnaghan (55 mins). THE HISTORY BOYS AS AWESOME DARACH FIRES COLÁISTÍ INIS EOGHAIN INTO FIRST EVER FINAL was last modified: February 23rd, 2014 by John2Share 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:carrickmacrossCOLAISTI INIS EOGHAINDarach O’Connor
Gareth Concarr will be a key man for Ardara, as they seek to secure their passage to the knock-out stages of the Donegal SFC.Mac Cumhaills welcome Ardara to Mac Cumhaill Park on Saturday evening knowing they need a victory to ensure they make the last eight of the Donegal SFC.However, Ardara currently sit on three points and also need a result to ensure their passage to the knock-out stages of the championship.Ardara defeated Glenfin by the minimum in a thrilling championship encounter last weekend. In their opening game against Four Masters, Ardara missed a couple of glorious opportunities late-on and were left to rue those missed opportunities as Four Masters held them to a draw.Ardara and Four Masters are expected to win their final group game which would see both sides advance to the last eight.However, Mac Cumhaills with home advantage will be confident they can cause something of an upset on Saturday night.With quality players like Darren O’Leary, Marty O’Reilly at their disposal Mac Cumhaills are a match for anyone on their day. However, Ardara have huge experience in their squad, and they’ve a great championship pedigree.They ran Glenswilly as close as anyone last year in their Donegal SFC semi-final and will be expected to advance to the last eight again.VERDICT – ARDARA DONEGAL SFC PREVIEW: MAC CUMHAILLS NEED VICTORY OVER ARDARA TO ADVANCE TO THE LAST EIGHT was last modified: October 9th, 2014 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:ArdaraDonegal SFCDonegal SFC PreviewGAAMac Cumhaills
Mr Coyle’s home on the left and the Barnesmore Community Centre on the right. Pic copyright of Northwest Newspix.An 86 year old artist has taken a community group to court seeking an order for them to build an 8ft wall next to his Co Donegal home.Patrick Coyle, from The Gallery, Keadue, Barnsmore, claims his privacy and tranquility have been ruined by the Barnesmore Community Development Group. Mr Patrick Coyle leaving court. Pic by Northwest Newspix.He brought an injunction at Letterkenny Circuit Court seeking to order the group to build a 2.4 metre wall next to his house.In 2000 the group bought the old Barnesmore National School which closed down in the 1980s.With some funding from the Department of Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht as well as local fundraising, the group renovated the property and added a basketball court.The works, including a retaining wall, were completed by 2008.However, Mr Coyle claimed the group’s actions have led to an intrusion on his life including claims that floodlights for the basketball court were shining into his home.He also claims that young people have been hanging around the premises drinking and playing cards.However the claims were disputed by Ms Una Murphy, a director of the community centre.Ms Murphy claimed that they had at all times consulted Mr Coyle but he had never objected to the development.She also said that at no stage were any complaints made to the planning authority.Mr Coyle had claimed that a dry stone wall had been damaged by a retaining wall which had been partially built between the two properties.He claimed the damage caused to this wall had affected the appearance of his property.The defendant also claimed that the floodlights were seldomly used and normally only for two hours on a Friday evening.It had since been agreed that the lights would be moved to a different angle and the issue of the floodlights was not one of contention between the parties.Barrister for Mr Coyle, Ms Patricia McLoughlin said litigation would be costly to both parties and her client was merely seeking a retaining wall to be built between the parties to avoid this.However barrister for the Barnesmore Community Development Group, James O’Donnell, said at no time had any complaint been made since 2008 by Mr Coyle until recently.He referred to the fact that no objection had been made to the planning authority.The court also hard that Mr Coyle had refused to enter correspondence with the group for four years and the first time the group knew of court proceedings was in 2014.Mr O’Donnell also said the group had offered to have the work to the stone wall and damaged shrubbery fixed by a community worker but this was rejected by Mr Coyle.He also said there had been no reports of anti-social behaviour to Gardai saying that it would not be in the group’s interest to have this going on.After considering the matter, Judge John O’Hagan refused the injunction saying it would be like using a ‘hammer to crack a nut.’He adjourned the case until February 27 at Donegal Circuit Court for a full hearing and reserved the costs.ELDERLY ARTIST CLAIMS HIS PRIVACY RUINED BY COMMUNITY CENTRE was last modified: January 29th, 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:artistBarnesmoreCOMMUNITY CENTREcourtdonegalinjunctionPatrick Coyle