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Banks DIH doubles Children’s Mash sponsorship

first_imgBanks DIH has increased its sponsorship to the annual Children’s Mashramani Float Parade.This announcement was made on Tuesday at the launch of the Children’s Mashramani Float Parade hosted at the Education Ministry.With the sponsorship falling under its Malta Supreme and Rainforest Waters brands, Banks representatives noted that the items were ideal for the upcoming activity. The sponsorship is said to be in excess of $2 million, which is double the amount that the company donated last year. Banks DIH’s contribution will be used to provide snacks, drinks, and any other items the children may need at the Float Parade.Allied Arts Unit Administrator Lorraine Barker-King, Banks DIH Public Relations Officer (PRO) Troy Peters, Banks DIH Non-Alcoholic Brand Manager Clayton McKenzie and Education Ministry’s PRO, Mondale SmithThe nation’s children will have a busy week as they prepare to participate in a number of activities. There will be the dance and masquerade on February 15, Calypso and Dramatic Poetry on February 16, which will all lead up to the Float Parade on February 17. Aside from those activities, it was announced that the Physical Display competitions will not end at Mash. The Education Ministry is planning to have a national competition for all of the first-place winners of the Physical Display category in May. The competition will coincide with the country’s Independence celebrations.The much-anticipated Float Parade, which is being organised by the Unit of Allied Arts within the Education Ministry, will see participation from over 2000 students in six categories: nursery, primary, secondary, other children’s organisations, regional and individual. Last year, the Education Ministry would have received 54 entries and it was hoping that that number would increase this year. In an effort to bring uniformity to the parade, each category was assigned a sub theme which falls under the broad theme “Let’s cooperate and celebrate Republic 48”. The nursery level will focus on “Celebration of our People”; the primary level – “Celebration of our Flora and Fauna”; the secondary level – “Celebration of our Industries”; the regional – “Their Regions” and the individual category will be able to select any sub theme of their choice.Head of the Allied Arts Unit, Lorraine Barker-King urged the public to come out and witness the event and noted that the Children’s Float Parade would rival the grand float parade that is slated for February 23.The parade will kick off at 10:00h on Saturday.last_img read more

Guyana Airways hosts job fair in Linden

first_imgYouths of Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) recently took advantage of employment opportunities offered by the Guyana Airways Corporation Inc as the company held a job fair for residents in the mining town.Lindeners filling out application forms during the job fairThe initiative, which was hosted in collaboration with the Linden Enterprise Network (LEN), saw youths being given priority in filling out application forms for various vacant positions at the entity. Guyana Airways Inc Human Resources Director Shevanna Carrero said it was a means of assisting the community’s youths in finding suitable employment.“We’re here to basically extend an application process to the town of Linden, because we know that Linden is a little stifled in terms of employment for young people…So far, we’ve got a good response in terms of the application process,” she noted. She added that overall, the company was seeking to employ over 1000 persons in various capacities.“So far, we have already had 4000 applications processed,” she explained. As the company grows and extends its air service to other countries, Carrero said more employment opportunities would be made available to more Guyanese youths. The company has offered employment opportunities for pilots, flight attendants, air marshals, engineers and clerical staff among others. In spite of controversy whereby the company is currently battling with the Deeds and Commercial Registry to keep its initial name, the company continues to make moves in promoting the airline.Recently, it placed several banners across Georgetown demonstrating the company’s determination that it was here to stay. The company has so far hired 120 Guyanese. Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Colin Abrams recently told Guyana Times that as the company sought to sort out the name of the airline, it was moving ahead with promotional work since this went a long way in telling the Guyanese people that the airline was soon to commence operations here. In August, Guyana Airways had announced that it was hoping to commence operations this month (October) and would see daily flights to a number of Caribbean destinations and eventually the United States of America.However, the company landed in the controversy with Government after its name was struck from the Companies Register since its name was identical to two other companies which operated as flag carriers for Guyana. The company’s CEO has since threatened to take the Government of Guyana to court over the matter.last_img read more

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued

first_imgSEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH ISSUED For Fort St John BY ENVIRONMENT CANADABULLETIN ISSUED AT: 6.25 AM PDT FRIDAY 8 AUGUST 2008THIS IS AN ALERT TO THE POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS. MONITOR WEATHER CONDITIONS..LISTEN FOR UPDATED STATEMENTS. IF THREATENING WEATHER APPROACHES TAKE IMMEDIATE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.- Advertisement –last_img

Judge: Spector trial to proceed

first_imgWith the jury and Spector absent, the judge continued to hear testimony about a piece of evidence that the prosecution claims the defense found at the crime scene and hid. For days, witnesses have offered opinions on a small white object found on the floor near the body, mentioning a tooth fragment or part of a fingernail. Sara Caplan, an attorney who once worked for Spector, sprang a surprise on Thursday when she said she saw forensic expert Dr. Henry Lee pick up a flat white object the size of a fingernail and place it in an evidence vial. She said she had no idea what became of the item. Lee has said in his official report that the only things he recovered were two white threads and some carpet fiber taken for samples. Jackson asked Friday that Lee, who is on a trip to China, be ordered to return immediately and bring the reports he wrote. Jackson also sought to streamline the hearing and cut off forensic testimony about the object. He said the issue was not what the item was but whether the defense concealed it. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – The judge in the Phil Spector murder trial Friday ordered defense attorneys to be ready for testimony to resume Monday whether or not lead defense lawyer Bruce Cutler comes back from a weeklong sick leave. “Even if he is not here, unless you can show me he is due to cross-examine a witness or his presence is necessary, we will go forward,” said Superior Court Judge Larry Paul Fidler. The judge, apparently impatient with the uncertainty of Cutler’s medical situation, pointed out during a hearing that Spector has many other lawyers who could take over if Cutler is unavailable. “There is a defense team of at least five attorneys,” said Fidler. “We should be able to proceed.” Defense attorney Bradley Brunon said, “We would have to confer with our client.” Fidler said he understood but pointed out that others in the case were being inconvenienced. Deputy District Attorney Alan Jackson said he has been waiting to finalize plane tickets for witnesses whose work schedules were being interrupted. “There are other people’s lives involved here,” said Fidler. “There are personal interests and financial interests.” He said he was told that Cutler was going to a doctor Friday to check his ability to return to the trial. The judge has not disclosed Cutler’s ailment although his co-counsel have said he had a problem with his diabetes medication. Spector, 67, whose “Wall of Sound” transformed rock ‘n’ roll in the 1960s, has pleaded not guilty in the shooting of actress Lana Clarkson at his Alhambra mansion Feb. 3, 2003. Defense attorneys have argued she shot herself. last_img read more

Man City secure dramatic win over Swansea, Palace see off Southampton – Premier League round-up

first_imgManchester City moved top of the Premier League with a dramatic 2-1 victory over Swansea at the Etihad Stadium.Wilfried Bony put City ahead against his former club, heading home a Jesus Navas corner midway through the first half.Bafetimbi Gomis’ goal a minute from time looked to have secured the managerless Swans a deserved point.But a deflected Yaya Toure strike in injury-time snatched all three points for Manuel Pellegrini’s side, who were far from convincing throughout.City duly return to the Premier League summit, although Leicester and Arsenal could both be back above them come Monday.Swansea, meanwhile, remain a point above the relegation zone with their winless run now standing at five games.Crystal Palace moved up to sixth with a 1-0 victory over Southampton at Selhurst Park.Yohan Cabaye was the Eagles’ matchwinner, the Frenchman tapping home Yannick Bolasie’s cross seven minutes before the break.Alan Pardew’s side are now unbeaten in three, while Southampton are without a win in four and remain 12th.Watford are now just a point behind Palace in seventh after a 1-0 victory over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light.Odion Ighalo’s 10th goal of the season just four minutes in earned the Hornets a deserved win – their third in succession in the Premier League.Sunderland have now suffered back-to-back defeats and remain second from bottom, a point adrift of safety.West Ham and Stoke played out an entertaining goalless draw at Upton Park.The Hammers, without a host of key men through injury, dominated for long periods but couldn’t find a breakthrough.Mauro Zarate came closest for the hosts, hitting the post, while Marko Arnautovic also struck the woodwork for the Potters.West Ham drop to eighth while Stoke, who have now kept seven clean sheets in their last nine league games, stay 11th.In Saturday’s early kick-off, Norwich fought back to claim a 1-1 draw with Everton at Carrow Road.Premier League results:Crystal Palace 1-0 SouthamptonNorwich 1-1 EvertonManchester City 2-1 SwanseaSunderland 0-1 WatfordWest Ham 0-0 Stoke 1 Yaya Toure last_img read more

DDTV: WATCH THE WINNER OF ‘THE RACE’ GO THROUGH GLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARK

first_imgPaul Doherty caught this amazing footage of winner of The Race Mariusz Olejniczak running through the stunning surrounds of Glenveagh National Park.Third home in this gruelling race was well-known Donegal athlete Martin Lynch with the Letterkenny barber proving he was a cut above many in the race. The following are the results of the race which was won by local man Sean McFadden last year.  Pos Bib Firstname LastName Gender Finish Run1 Trans1 Kayak Bike1 Muckish Trans2 Bike2 Trans3 Run21 56 Mariusz Olejniczak Male 15:01:45 1:42:06 0:03:28 01:37:17 3:59:04 01:02:37 0:11:03 02:25:37 0:10:52 03:49:462 84 Rob McDonald Male 15:34:13 1:48:20 0:08:39 01:37:16 4:10:40 00:56:37 0:08:43 02:28:18 0:08:48 04:06:553 63 Martin Lynch Male 15:41:01 1:47:00 0:08:16 01:41:30 4:20:26 00:53:45 0:10:35 02:30:11 0:07:15 04:02:064 80 Paul Tierney Male 16:07:17 1:41:49 0:03:08 01:37:21 4:23:11 00:58:44 0:08:07 02:38:11 0:07:35 04:29:145 83 Peter O Donnell Male 16:11:58 1:49:22 0:05:55 01:41:58 4:34:32 01:00:39 0:10:39 02:39:43 0:12:42 03:56:316 61 Martin Kirwan Male 16:21:28 1:46:21 0:04:52 01:44:23 4:21:38 01:11:00 0:29:14 02:46:43 0:12:38 03:44:417 69 Pablo Lopez Male 16:47:44 01:49:48 00:03:25 01:44:19 04:30:36 01:03:12 00:16:31 02:38:41 00:17:05 04:24:118 37 Hugh Coll Male 17:20:14 1:46:59 0:07:23 01:42:59 4:42:57 01:11:04 0:14:25 02:38:32 0:15:02 04:40:569 66 John Mollohan Male 18:06:15 2:05:49 0:05:06 01:41:47 4:52:28 00:55:32 0:16:03 02:48:30 0:18:43 05:02:2010 21 Derek Kiely Male 18:09:53 1:59:45 0:02:32 01:53:01 4:53:04 01:14:59 0:14:48 02:52:48 0:16:38 04:42:2411 93 Stephen Geraghty Male 18:09:53 1:59:43 0:02:47 01:55:16 4:52:58 01:02:30 0:25:54 02:51:38 0:20:11 04:39:0012 62 Martin Carey Male 18:09:54 1:49:25 0:04:03 02:04:10 4:53:11 01:13:01 0:14:20 02:52:40 0:20:21 04:38:4713 7 Brian Meskell Male 18:43:34 2:00:25 0:07:29 02:20:33 4:50:13 1:09:57 0:10:10 2:55:06 0:25:50 4:43:5514 52 Kenny O Donnell Male 18:49:01 1:59:44 0:04:47 02:25:17 4:56:30 01:06:35 0:19:18 02:50:29 0:19:06 04:47:1815 4 Brendan Doyle Male 18:55:43 2:04:14 0:03:51 01:57:22 4:48:44 01:23:15 0:34:35 02:47:55 0:25:04 04:50:4716 91 Sebastien Giraud Male 19:03:14 1:52:52 0:07:48 01:48:37 4:55:55 01:06:31 0:15:13 02:55:43 0:18:47 05:41:5217 43 John Connaghan Male 19:09:43 2:05:08 0:07:31 01:51:37 5:15:27 01:11:02 0:21:39 03:00:14 0:18:44 04:58:2518 8 Brian Ward Male 19:26:10 2:05:41 0:09:51 01:57:13 5:12:12 01:29:27 0:14:49 03:04:40 0:20:08 04:52:1319 28 Gavin Harris Male 19:31:59 2:01:35 0:01:46 02:08:19 4:48:41 01:34:53 0:12:24 02:47:44 0:17:29 05:39:1220 95 Tony O Doherty Male 19:31:59 2:05:46 0:09:24 02:05:53 4:39:40 01:45:22 0:11:43 02:34:16 0:32:42 05:27:1621 32 gerard callaghan Male 19:48:18 2:01:35 0:02:11 01:58:07 4:58:30 01:34:53 0:13:58 03:03:21 0:12:14 05:43:3322 30 Ger Griffin Male 19:51:42 2:05:32 0:10:27 01:50:01 4:45:32 01:24:15 0:35:54 02:44:40 0:28:29 05:46:5523 9 Christina Mackenzie Female 20:02:55 2:08:52 0:06:38 02:23:56 4:54:56 01:22:05 0:13:25 02:55:16 0:16:36 05:41:1524 3 Barry maguire Male 20:11:15 2:05:09 0:09:56 02:27:47 5:06:33 01:17:48 0:24:30 02:44:54 0:25:57 05:28:4425 68 Oisin Weldon Male 20:15:31 2:08:43 0:07:13 02:02:59 5:12:46 01:26:01 0:22:02 03:12:25 0:33:24 05:10:0126 33 Gerritt Durnin Male 20:15:51 2:01:20 0:07:16 02:11:30 5:12:48 01:24:50 0:22:02 03:12:17 0:33:32 05:10:2127 5 Gerard Prendergast Male 20:20:16 2:01:21 0:06:06 01:58:47 5:03:43 01:19:02 0:47:31 03:25:39 0:37:11 05:00:5928 85 Ronan Graham Male 20:29:47 2:05:49 0:07:23 01:59:32 5:26:40 01:17:03 0:21:12 03:19:08 0:30:21 05:22:4129 67 Neville McGroarty Male 20:48:40 2:12:33 0:07:57 01:55:19 5:42:43 01:24:23 0:30:57 03:25:14 0:32:32 04:57:0730 35 Graham Sterritt Male 21:04:25 2:06:01 0:10:37 02:26:31 4:56:49 01:22:11 0:22:07 02:52:49 0:25:38 06:21:4831 12 Conor Doris Male 21:13:45 2:25:46 0:16:15 03:23:46 4:51:04 01:08:27 0:24:41 03:00:40 0:26:31 05:16:3832 51 Ken Eustace Male 21:15:05 2:12:39 0:09:05 02:10:30 4:56:03 01:34:35 0:27:39 03:11:00 0:34:29 05:59:1033 42 John Coade Male 21:31:29 2:04:14 0:06:05 02:10:03 5:11:10 01:26:13 0:18:40 03:24:57 00:15:17 06:34:5434 60 Martin Christie Male 21:31:30 2:18:49 0:03:41 02:02:25 5:24:31 01:17:46 0:24:30 03:11:22 0:25:58 06:22:3135 1 Abina Whelan Female 21:45:24 2:20:26 0:03:47 01:55:25 5:32:48 01:36:34 0:16:47 03:13:49 0:14:45 06:31:0536 27 Una Hall Female 21:48:05 2:12:32 0:06:18 02:17:51 5:52:49 01:11:16 0:19:08 03:30:30 0:40:10 05:37:3537 81 Paul Good Male 22:03:01 2:05:45 0:09:28 02:22:16 5:41:51 01:18:55 0:18:21 03:19:26 0:33:17 06:13:4538 6 Brendan Cross Male 22:05:20 2:08:28 0:11:33 02:07:46 5:51:44 01:12:58 0:27:22 03:11:20 00:17:45 06:36:2839 34 Gerry McGuckin Male 22:05:20 2:09:37 0:07:47 02:18:07 5:25:43 01:41:54 0:19:16 03:15:35 0:26:22 06:21:0240 55 Luke Daly Male 22:07:41 2:09:36 0:06:53 02:00:54 5:16:38 01:39:23 0:19:27 03:05:01 0:29:18 07:00:3441 36 Heather Irvine Female 22:15:45 2:12:55 0:06:34 02:13:38 5:34:28 01:26:10 0:24:25 03:37:53 0:40:24 05:59:2242 75 Patrick Snelgar Male 22:15:46 2:12:56 0:06:37 02:02:07 5:45:54 01:26:09 0:24:28 03:38:56 0:39:22 05:59:2043 65 Martin Hennessy Male 22:17:40 02:06:47 00:10:03 03:14:57 05:58:22 01:14:05 00:06:42 02:55:10 00:45:10 05:46:2944 26 Eoin Ryan Male 22:21:14 02:20:27 0:03:07 02:33:53 06:11:42 01:20:23 00:09:48 03:36:43 00:30:46 05:34:2945 38 Hugh Hunter Male 22:31:13 02:30:31 0:12:26 01:45:08 06:41:23 01:24:58 00:19:08 03:31:37 00:28:51 05:37:1546 79 Paul Syder Male 22:32:29 02:12:16 0:10:40 02:21:44 05:17:48 01:20:17 00:29:27 03:03:56 00:26:57 07:09:2747 86 Ronan O’Brien Male 22:34:52 01:59:47 0:09:10 02:26:28 5:46:57 01:21:47 0:19:50 03:23:48 00:44:47 06:22:2148 18 David Downes Male 22:38:57 02:25:59 0:05:20 02:33:33 5:35:48 01:32:18 00:11:00 03:33:58 00:15:36 06:25:3049 45 Arthur McMahon Male 22:39:30 02:31:43 0:12:18 01:43:29 5:29:17 01:42:03 0:25:49 03:07:07 00:32:16 06:55:3150 25 Enda McNicholas Male 22:41:54 02:08:53 0:16:41 02:12:03 05:58:49 01:29:11 00:42:38 03:28:11 00:36:04 05:49:2851 76 Paul Canavan Male 22:46:34 02:25:58 0:04:21 02:15:31 05:55:32 01:31:31 00:27:31 03:26:36 00:13:22 06:26:1752 78 Paul Carroll Male 22:47:41 02:05:42 0:07:09 02:07:40 6:13:26 01:33:25 0:29:32 03:21:08 00:19:00 06:30:4353 82 Peter Murtagh Male 22:48:23 02:25:56 0:16:12 02:05:17 05:36:40 01:17:09 00:19:17 03:06:49 00:29:15 07:11:5254 2 Barry Collins Male 22:48:23 02:25:55 0:15:30 02:01:51 5:31:10 01:25:22 0:18:52 03:13:27 00:38:03 06:58:1655 14 Damian Campbell Male 22:59:01 02:24:13 0:07:45 02:51:06 05:35:27 01:30:20 00:25:54 03:31:34 00:40:11 05:52:3556 48 Karl Fallon Male 22:59:01 02:24:04 0:07:51 02:26:28 6:00:07 01:29:45 0:26:43 03:30:40 0:40:37 05:52:5057 53 Liam Campbell Male 22:59:21 02:04:18 0:04:56 02:23:09 6:00:08 01:27:13 0:16:27 03:33:18 0:30:02 06:39:5458 39 Joe Laffan Male 22:59:40 02:08:30 0:11:32 02:43:48 6:09:48 01:09:45 0:27:40 03:25:30 00:34:09 06:09:0359 41 John Boyce Male 23:01:15 02:31:17 0:10:49 01:45:42 05:37:38 01:24:50 00:25:03 03:16:18 00:34:37 07:15:0660 29 George Kelly Male 23:01:15 02:31:20 0:10:45 01:44:30 5:38:53 01:25:03 0:24:42 03:14:23 00:37:02 07:14:4261 49 Keith Ranalow Male 23:09:38 02:07:36 0:10:13 02:52:21 5:55:24 01:29:19 0:16:20 03:34:54 00:27:17 06:16:1862 31 Ger O’Connor Male 23:09:39 02:30:16 0:23:02 02:19:50 05:59:21 01:11:52 00:26:04 04:07:24 00:27:12 05:44:4263 23 Eamonn Diver Male 23:09:40 02:40:51 00:13:58 02:38:43 05:15:05 00:07:32 01:33:07 03:37:34 00:32:57 06:29:5664 87 Seamus Morris Male 23:24:50 02:18:51 00:14:42 02:57:21 05:20:07 01:28:21 00:33:22 03:22:42 00:37:16 06:32:1365 88 Seamus Mc Loughlin Male 23:29:40 02:12:25 00:06:22 02:28:34 06:17:52 01:43:15 00:09:26 04:11:04 00:19:34 06:01:1266 54 Loren Harnett Male 23:31:25 02:15:53 00:07:13 02:22:21 05:51:58 01:23:16 00:32:32 03:29:39 00:40:12 06:48:2767 17 Dave Riordan Male 23:33:42 02:26:46 00:15:35 02:17:35 05:50:01 01:23:22 00:39:35 03:55:02 00:40:10 06:05:4068 46 Trevor Slattery Male 23:35:51 02:18:27 00:09:57 02:04:51 06:23:44 01:26:01 00:24:00 03:58:03 00:38:26 06:12:27DNF 10 Ciaran Corcoran Male 02:43:26 00:13:00 02:27:57 05:47:35 00:02:08DNF 11 Claire Gleeson Female 02:25:57 00:07:03 03:17:47 06:10:45DNF 13 Damian Rogers Male 02:09:34 00:12:29 02:18:20DNF 16 Dave Gowan Male 02:19:47 00:08:09 02:08:27 06:31:15 00:00:50DNF 19 Dean Rudd Male 02:22:12 00:09:47DNF 20 Declan Faulkner Male 02:03:59 00:06:48DNF 22 Dermot Keating Male 02:30:16 00:12:03 03:23:28 06:15:41DNF 24 Edward Matts Male 02:17:31 00:05:01 02:16:03 06:51:48DNF 40 John Magee Male 02:30:41 00:21:23 02:34:28DNF 47 Jose Nicolas Male 02:23:58 00:12:26 02:25:51DNF 50 Keith O Halloran Male 02:04:21 00:01:54DNF 58 Mark Doyle Male 01:41:50 00:02:17 01:46:02 04:19:58 01:14:42DNF 71 Pascal Dorney Male 02:24:43 00:07:06DNF 73 Patrick O’Doherty Male 02:43:16 00:08:34 02:25:32DNF 77 Paul Knapp Male 02:18:28 00:09:57 02:15:13 06:14:16 01:29:01 00:20:01 04:05:03 00:31:29DNF 89 Sean Farrell Male 02:31:22 00:11:56 02:33:04 06:20:53 00:02:40 00:02:36DNF 90 Sean Mason Male 02:24:40 00:09:38DNF 94 Terence McDonagh Male 02:12:34 00:05:48 03:39:24DDTV: WATCH THE WINNER OF ‘THE RACE’ GO THROUGH GLENVEAGH NATIONAL PARK was last modified: March 6th, 2016 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 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Wonderful steak, a magnificent metro system and vodka

first_img 4 Meanwhile, in Saint Petersburg… 🥃@talkSPORTDrive 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/itMe8Rudf5— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) June 9, 2018What you don’t know is that I haven’t had vodka since I was around 16, and for a guy who hasn’t got a huge appetite (or tolerance level) for spirits that aren’t gin, it was an experience. I’m OK, and I do always recommend drinking responsibly.We ended up checking out several bars on Rubinstein Street, one of the best areas of St Petersburg, until the early hours, meeting several locals, two of whom told us there is no racism in Russia, there would be no problems at the World Cup, and that ice hockey was just about as popular as football in Russia. All good information – we’ll see how right they are.It was a great night and St Petersburg has a wonderful vibe about it. Eye-catching architecture and some beautiful views. Dave quickly became obsessed with the Black Books Bar, based on the TV show. Needless to say, he’s massively into Star Wars as well. Watford fan.The taxi home was eventful. The guy spoke no English, told us it was 22km back to the hotel (it was 3km in the real world) and played his awful music full blast at 2am as he raced like an F1 driver through the streets. We steered him in the right direction, but fans coming to Russia should watch out. Apart from him, every taxi driver has been fine, so just be cautious, that’s all.Sunday we met up and took the metro to the wonderful new space age St Petersburg Stadium. Little known fact here: I am a student of metro systems around the world. I love checking them out, their origins, the mapping, the history of the maps, experiencing them and reading about them. Who knew? I’m pleased to report St Petersburg’s metro system is clean, simple, efficient and air-conditioned. Not quite as brilliant as Washington DC’s metro, but up there with the best. And I thought the escalators at Dupont Circle were big, well they’re dwarfed by the ones at Vasileostrovskaya station. I’m told Moscow’s underground is spectacular – I head to the capital next week. Guess what I’ll be doing at the first opportunity. Stand by for a metro update #MetroBore.The stadium was nearly ten years late, and massively over-budget, but it is awesome. It’s right by the river, and with the sun out and a cool breeze, it was beautiful. On Saturday night we headed into the centre of St Petersburg for a meal and to discuss plans, only to find it was very busy and most restaurants were fully booked. Brilliant.Eventually we found somewhere with magnificent steak, but they didn’t seem to have a clue what vodka and tonic was. So I just had to do a straight shot of vodka – when in Rome and all that. You may have seen the video on Twitter… 4 The picturesque St Petersburg Stadium 4 4 First game here is Friday when Morocco take on Iran. Also playing here in the group stages are Russia, Brazil and Argentina, and Germany are set to come here in the round of 16 if they top their group, while there’s a semi-final and the third place game here as well. Nice place, it’s even got a helipad.We quickly picked up our FIFA accreditation for games, stadia and the fan parks and headed into town to check out the market. Russian dolls are still very, very popular. And that’s an understatement. I bought a Putin one, with dolls of Yeltsin, Gorbachev, Stalin and Lenin inside. As one joker on Twitter said to me, the problem with Russian dolls is that they’re full of themselves. Producer Emma, Goughie, Adrian Durham and Dave the football editor enjoy the sights in St Petersburg The talkSPORT team have arrived in Russia to bring you unrivalled coverage of the 2018 World Cup and our presenter Adrian Durham will be revealing all from behind the scenes throughout the tournament. It’s been an entertaining time for Adrian and the gang already. Here’s his first diary entry…So far, so brilliant in Russia with talkSPORT. Flew in to St Petersburg on Saturday, had an evening looking around the town and having a meal, and then Sunday was a whirlwind of a tour of the city.On this trip for the first few days with me are my producer Emma, Goughie of course, and talkSPORT’s football editor Dave. We all get on very well so what could go wrong? Goughie gets in the way of the metro bore! After interviewing a Scotsman and a Brazilian, we headed to the vodka museum. All of those things can be heard on Drive Monday from 4pm live from St Petersburg with Goughie and myself.That was followed by checking out Brazil making easy work of Austria in a friendly, with Neymar scoring a stunner, and all of a sudden the size of England’s challenge was put into perspective.I like Gareth Southgate a lot, and I like the look of this England side. But Brazil were on another level today…Check back to talkSPORT.com next week for another installment of Adrian Durham’s 2018 World Cup diary.talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

SOCCER – ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE LATEST

first_imgKildrum and Swilly Rovers had good wins in the Ulster Senior League last night while Buncrana Hearts and Cockhill Celtic had to settle for a share of the spoils.The game between Derry City Reserves and Fanad was postponed.The results leaves Derry City Reserves three points ahead of nearest rivals Cockhill Celtic with a game in hand. The following are the results, match reports and fixtures.RESULTS – Wednesday 11th July4 Lanterns Ulster Senior League Letterkenny Rovers 1-4 Kildrum TigersBuncranna Hearts 2-2 Cockhill CelticSwilly Rovers 4-2 Bonagee UnitedDerry City P-P Fanad UnitedFIXTURESFriday, July 13th at 7pm DPD Couriers Division OneSwilly Rovers v Letterkenny RoversSaturday, July 14th at 2pmDrumkeen United v Kildrum Tigers Sunday, July 15th at 2pm4 Lanterns Ulster Senior LeagueDerry City Reserves v Drumkeen UnitedCockhill Celtic v Letterkenny RoversSwilly Rovers v Buncrana HeartsKildrum Tigers v Fanad UnitedLETTERKENNY ROVERS 1-4 KILDRUM TIGERSKildrum Tigers ran out comfortable winners against Letterkenny Rovers at Leckview Park. The Tigers took a 2-0 lead with goals from Darren McCready(pen) and Darren Doran. Rovers got a goal back before half time from a Johnny Minnock free kick. In the second half Kildrum killed the game off with another two goals without reply from Doran and Ronan Coyle.SWILLY ROVERS 4-2 BONAGEE UNITEDSwillys good run contiuned on Wednesday evening after a 4-2 home victory over bottom of the table Bonagee United. After a scoreless first half Swilly took the lead courtesy of a Keith Hegarty strike, Greg Magee equalised for United shortly after. But Swilly then made it 2-1 with a Bonagee own goal, before McGee leveled the scoreline again. With both teams going all out for the three pionts, it was the home side that got the all important winner from wide man Terance Shields.BUNCRANNA HEARTS 2-2 COCKHILL CELTICIn a local derby in Buncranna these two side went home with a point each. Cockhill scored first thanks to a Johnny Bonner goal but Hearts equalised through Darragh O’Connor. Celtic took the lead for the second time with a goal from Gerry Gill. Buncranna were reduced to 10 men but managed to equalise in the 88th minute from Decky Fullerton.SOCCER – ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE LATEST was last modified: July 12th, 2012 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:Ulster Senior League latestlast_img read more

DONEGAL’S BRIGHT YOUNG MUSICIANS GET TO PLAY AT EU PRESIDENCY CONFERENCE

first_imgSOME of Donegal’s best young musicians have shown off their talents at conference held as part of Ireland’s EU Presidency.Ceoltóirí Chloich Cheannfhaola traditional band and jazz duo Michael and Conor Murray took to the stage to perform as guest artists for the Department of Education and Skills’ Conference on the Role of the Teacher Educator.Nominated by the Donegal VEC Music Education Partnership (DMEP) these worthy musical ambassadors performed to distinguished international delegates at an event at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Dublin this week. Ceoltóirí Chloich Cheannfhaola was established in 2009 as a performing group from the Cloich Cheannfhaola Comhaltas branch and they have since gone from strength to strength developing musically and socially through Irish culture. In 2011 they were winners of the Ulster Fleadh in the under 15 Céilí Band Competition and have recently participated in a cultural exchange in Inverness.Twin brothers Michael and Conor Murray’s musical interests and influences are diverse, ranging from classical to jazz, popular and traditional.Initially self-taught, they now study saxophone and double bass with the Donegal VEC Music Education Partnership and regularly perform with the Donegal Youth Orchestra, Errigal Grove Orchestra and Ceoltóirí Chloich Cheannfhaola.Said Angela McLaughlin: “Music Generation is delighted to have the opportunity to work with the Department of Education and Skills, and Donegal MEP for this EU Presidency event. “The achievements of Donegal MEP since its establishment in 2005 have been significant and Music Generation builds upon its success in rolling out the MEP model throughout the country.”This performance was the third in a series of exciting musical celebrations that have been organised by the Department of Education and Skills and Music Generation to mark Ireland’s EU Presidency featuring some of Ireland’s finest young musicians from throughout the country over the coming months.DONEGAL’S BRIGHT YOUNG MUSICIANS GET TO PLAY AT EU PRESIDENCY CONFERENCE was last modified: February 19th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in 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:Ceoltóirí Chloich CheannfhaolaConor and Michael MurrayDONEGAL’S BRIGHT YOUNG MUSICIANS GET TO PLAY AT EU PRESIDENCY CONFERENCElast_img read more

Judge charges Pinochet, puts him on house arrest

first_imgSANTIAGO, Chile – Former Chilean dictator Gen. Augusto Pinochet was indicted on human rights charges Thursday and placed under house arrest, hours after he made bail on unrelated corruption charges filed only a day earlier. In a widely expected decision, Judge Victor Montiglio charged Pinochet in connection with the kidnapping and disappearance of six dissidents in the early years of his 1973-90 dictatorship, his office said. Montiglio sent a court secretary to Pinochet’s Santiago mansion to inform the general of the charges, which will force him to spend his 90th birthday today under arrest. The judge did not grant Pinochet bail. There was no immediate comment from Pinochet’s lawyer, Pablo Rodriguez. The judge who preceded Cerda in the case, Sergio Munoz, estimated Pinochet’s overseas fortune at $23 million. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The new indictment involves the disappearance of six dissidents arrested by Pinochet’s security services in late 1974. They were among 119 people, some of whose bodies were later found in Argentina, who disappeared in a case known as Operation Colombo. The Pinochet government claimed at the time that the dissidents were killed in clashes involving rival armed groups opposed to him. Friends and relatives had planned a luncheon at Pinochet’s house to celebrate his birthday but were canceling the event. “I doubt the boss will be in a mood to attend,” Pinochet’s spokesman, retired Gen. Guillermo Garin, told The Associated Press. Pinochet was indicted and put under house arrest on Wednesday by another judge, Carlos Cerda, on charges of tax evasion and corruption. Early Thursday, the Santiago Court of Appeals granted Pinochet freedom on an $11,500 bond. A government lawyer had asked the court to increase the bail substantially, saying Pinochet was not a poor man and continued to have access to some funds. But defense lawyers said the retired general has no money because his accounts have been frozen. last_img read more