The Herstelling/Little Diamond Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) has confirmed that the 13 workers who were unpaid for the Easter season received their payments some time ago.When Guyana Times contacted the NDC on Thursday, a member of the Council explained that the fortnight payments were issued to the persons after their wait to be paid surpassed the Easter holiday.The Little Diamond Herstelling NDCThe matter arose during the monthly Regional Committee meeting whereby the Vice Chairman of the RDC, Earl Lambert and Assistant Regional Executive Officer (AREO), Ramnarine Singh highlighted that the employees had not received payments which were due.In light of this incident, it was reported that the Regional Chairman of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) of Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), Genevieve Allen had called for an investigation to be launched into the matter, which stemmed from the NDC Chairman, Madan Singh refusing to sign the vouchers in order for the workers to receive their monies.“These persons have worked and by law, they are to be paid, paid not when the Chairman feels ready and happy to, but paid within the stipulated time frame of when salaries are due,” the RDC Chairman stated.In recent times, several NDCs in Region Four were under investigation by the Council in respect to financial mismanagements.The NDC Chairman of the Herstelling/Little Diamond NDC reportedly made a unilateral decision to increase his monthly stipend by 150 per cent, which was once $10,000. However, Singh waived all of the accusations as “misguided statements” in his defence. His stipend was increased from $10,000 to $25,000.Meanwhile, a former employee of the Grove/Diamond NDC was allegedly involved in the disappearance of some $56 million that was reportedly missing. As such, an in depth investigation was called for by the Chairman of the NDC, Bharrat Narine, in which he requested that the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and the Auditor General take up the responsibility of the investigation since the ground work was done by his Councillors and the Police have not been very helpful thus far.Additionally, a few days ago, the spotlight was focused on the Enmore/Hope NDC when a fundraiser hosted by the Council was said to stage a loss although it was noted that a profit was made. This, according to the AREO, was due to allocation of the profit to the Council’s Chairman for payment for his contribution towards the event.As such, this incident had raised eyebrows and the RDC Chairman had completed an investigation for which actions are likely to be taken by the Council.
“This has been approved and we are really very happy with this decision.”The World Cup, which takes place from June 14-July 15, will see VAR used to judge whether or not a goal has been scored, analyse whether a penalty should be awarded, decide on red cards and rectify if a player has been mistakenly sanctioned.“VAR is something positive that will bring much more to the transparency of football,” Infantino said earlier this week on a visit to Lima.“Video refereeing isn’t going to be the solution to everything in football. What we want to do is avoid resounding mistakes by referees.”VAR has been trialled since 2016 by 20 federations, including the German Bundesliga and Italian Serie A, with around 1,000 matches involved.But it has not been universally welcomed with even UEFA, the European governing body, still to be convinced.“Nobody knows exactly how VAR will work. There is already a lot of confusion,” said UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, who insists that VAR will not be used in next season’s Champions League.“I am not at all against it but we must better explain when it will be used. We will see at the World Cup.”One of the problems that dogs VAR, say its critics, is not the accuracy of its decisions but the time it takes to arrive at them.It’s a drawback which has left many fans and purists frustrated that the flow of a game is interrupted.“The intervention of VAR takes one minute on average in each game. If we lose a minute to correct mistakes, I think we have done something good,” said Infantino.However, Colombia coach Luis Fernando Suarez added in an interview with AFP: “It seems hurried to me. I think we should do other trials in other tournaments, analyse them well, and then put it in place.”Suarez, who led Ecuador at the 2006 World Cup in Germany and Honduras in 2014 in Brazil, remains a fan in general of the use of technology in football, which he has witnessed close up.That came in the 2014 tournament when his Honduras team played France in Porto Alegre when the first goal decided through GLT (goal-line technology) was awarded to France.“It’s good and necessary that there are changes but it’s essential that we don’t lose the essence of football,” added Suarez.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000‘Really happy’: FIFA President Gianni Infantino attends a press conference in Bogota after the FIFA Council gave the green light to VAR technology at the World Cup © AFP / Luis ACOSTABOGOTA, Colombia, Mar 16 – Video assistant referee technology (VAR) will make its debut at the World Cup in Russia this summer despite lingering opposition from within and outside football, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Friday.“We are going to have in 2018, for the first time, a World Cup with VAR,” said Infantino after a meeting of the FIFA Council which, as expected, rubber-stamped the go-ahead given by the rule-making International Football Association Board (IFAB) in Zurich two weeks ago.
Cesc Fabregas and Steven Gerrard Liverpool’s slender Champions League credentials took a huge blow after a 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.Chelsea captain John Terry became the Premier League’s highest scoring defender to put Jose Mourinho’s side ahead before Steven Gerrard levelled the score with an unmarked header just before the break.The result, coupled with Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday, leaves Brendan Rodgers’ side six points adrift of the top-four places with just two games remaining.Liverpool formed a guard of honour prior to kick-off at Stamford Bridge as a sign of respect for the Premier League champions, but there was nothing respectful about Cesc Fabregas’ reckless lunge on Raheem Sterling inside the opening minute; the Spain international lucky to escape with a booking.It didn’t take long for the Blues to go ahead as John Terry converted Fabregas’ corner with a towering header into the bottom corner.Fabregas, perhaps fortunate to still be on the pitch after his early foul on Sterling, came close to doubling the home side’s lead when he cantered into the Liverpool area unchallenged, but was denied by Simon Mignolet’s instinctive parry.At the other end, Jordan Henderson nearly dissected Chelsea’s backline with a studied through-ball, although his intended target Rickie Lambert was beaten by the emerging Thibaut Courtois.But the visitors – largely against the run of play – found themselves level just before the break. Branislav Ivanovic’s needless foul on Adam Lallana allowed Henderson to deliver a free-kick toward the back post, which was met by Gerrard with a cushioned header past Courtois.Liverpool made a blistering start to the second half with Lallana coming close to completing an incisive attack with a low effort on the turn. Then, Sterling’s weaving run and intelligent setback teed up Philippe Coutinho from eight yards out, but the Brazil international could only trouble the side netting.Chelsea responded when Willian flashed the ball across the face of goal, forcing a fingertip save from Mignolet.But it was Brendan Rodgers’ team that continued to press for a second and, in turn, maintain their slim chances of qualifying for the Champions League. Sterling again caused problems with a direct run at Ivanovic and Martin Skrtel fired over from a promising position inside the box.Despite the Reds’ second half improvements Chelsea should have moved in front 15 minutes from time when Fabregas tip-toed his way into Liverpool territory but could only produce a tame shot toward a grateful Mignolet.Efforts from Coutinho and Henderson threatened to snatch a late Liverpool victory and, although mathematically possible, the draw all but ends their top-four hopes. 1
All roads lead to Gortlough outside Rathmullan this evening as one of the biggest social events of the year in the area is only an hour away from starting!A massive barn dance and barbecue will get underway at 9pm and it’s all in the name of charity! The event which will take place on Derek Edwards farm is set to attract massive numbers from both the north and south of Ireland.A group of volunteers who are set to go out to Malawi this coming August as part of Habitat for Humanity to build houses for orphans will be the beneficiary of the evening. The night will start off with a BBQ courtesy of two local businesses. There will then be a barn dance in a marquee with live music from some local talent.A spokesperson for the group, Margaret Gallagher, explained further ‘The BBQ and barn dance is one of many events organised to raise funds for our group going out to Malawi. It is guaranteed to be a fun filled night and everyone is welcome. Donations on the door and we ask people to give generously. We would also like to thank everyone for their support to date.’Bus loads are set to arrive from surrounding areas: Ramelton, Rathmullan etc. and all are welcome. ALL ROADS LEAD TO RATHMULLAN FOR TONIGHT’S MALAWI AID BBQ was last modified: May 12th, 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:ALL ROADS LEAD TO RATHMULLAN FOR TONIGHT’S MALAWI AID BBQ
Craoibhin Drama Group recently put others before themselves when they helped raise a whopping €1,700 for the No Barriers Foundation.Pictured accepting the very generous donation on behalf of the No Barriers Foundation is Johnny Loughrey.Also included in the photo is Henry Gallagher, Annette Sheridan and Colin Blades. Well done to all concerned.There’s ‘No Barriers’ to fundraising for Craoibhin Drama Group! was last modified: March 31st, 2017 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)
Donegal have won their first Ulster Minor Football Championship in eight years after a convincing win over Armagh in this afternoon’s final in Clones.A goal from John Campbell saw Declan Bonner’s young side hold a comfortable 1-09 to 0-02 lead at half time.A composed performance in the second period, capped by a last minute goal, ensured the title was making its way back to Donegal for the first time since 2006. So, that is the first half of what we hope is a memorable double – Jim McGuinness’s boys take on Monaghan in the senior final at 4.00pm.Come on, Donegal!!!ULSTER MINOR TITLE BACK IN DONEGAL AFTER EIGHT YEAR ABSENCE was last modified: July 20th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:ChampionsdonegalfinalFootballMinor
Malin GAA News: ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUEUnfortunately Malin’s match with Ballinderry was cancelled last weekend as the Derry team refused to travel to Malin, very frustrating for the club as the previous week Malin had to travel to county Down and many of our matches in the All County League have many longer journeys. The seniors managed to get a challange match versus Buncrana instead and got a win in preparation for the league which will be starting next Sunday the 22nd against Naomh Conaill from Glenties. Senior match is fixtured for 2.30pm with the reserves at 1.00pm in Connolly Park. All support welcome in what will be another competitive division 1.MINORSThe Malin minors lost out against Muff on Saturday and now face a tough match against Burt next Saturday at home. ST PATRICK’S DAY BIG BREAKFASTMalin ladies are running a Big Breakfast on St. Patrick’s day from 9.30 – 2.00 upstairs in the club house. This is a major fundraiser for our Ladies teams so come along and support the girls. The cost of the breakfast is €5 for adults and €3 for childern so why not come down and get a good breakfast to set you up for the day and help the ladies in the process.STRICTLY COME DANCINGAfter huge demand which we are absolutely overwhelmed and delighted about, our Strictly Come Dancing for our underage funds on Easter Sunday night has SOLD OUT. Fantastic community support, thank you to everyone. Can’t wait until 5th April for what will be a brilliant night! You can check out our dancers on facebook with their interviews and see who will be entertaining you on the night.MINOR HURLINGDanny McCarron has been selected for the Donegal Minor hurling squad. This is the first time ever a Malin club player has been selected for a county hurling team so congratulations to Danny and his family and the club wish him all the best for the coming season. CLUB MEMBERSHIPThere is only two weeks left to pay Club membership. It will be collected in the club house on Sunday morning from 11am – 1pm on the 22nd and 30th of March. No membership will be accepted after the 31st of March. No one other than fully paid up club members for 2015 will be considered for all Ireland tickets. The cost of club membership is €20 per non-playing adult and €2 for non-playing child.CLUB MEETINGThere will be a club meeting on Thursday the 19th of March at 9.00. TRAINING SCHEDULEU6 team training every Sunday from 10.00 – 11.15U8 team training every Saturday from 3.00 – 4.15U10 team training every Sunday from 11.30 – 1.00U12 team training every Saturday from 4.30 – 6.00 and Tuesday from 5.45 – 7.00U14 team training every Saturday from 9.30 – 11.00 and Tuesday from 5.30 – 7.00U16 team training every Monday from 4.30 – 6.30 and Friday 4.30 – 6.30Senior and Reserve team training every Tuesday and Friday from 7.30 – 9.00UNDERAGE/SENIOR GIRLS TRAININGU6,U8 and U10 girls team training every Saturday from 11.00 – 12.30U14 and U16 girls training every Wednesday from 5.15-6.15Senior Ladies training every Tuesday and Thursaday from 7.30-8.30 indoorLOTTOThere was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot of €950. Sequence drawn was 4-6-7-1-3-2-6. €50 winner was Liam Collins, Culdaff. The €20 seller prize went to D and P McLaughlin, Drumcarbit. Next week’s jackpot is €1000.CLUB SHOPThe club shop is open every Saturday from 12.00 – 2.00and Sunday from 11.20 – 2.00 or alternatively contact Susan Byrne on 9370638 or 0867832242 . The shop has a great range of stock in all sizes including coats, jackets, hoodies, tracksuits, socks, shorts,hats and much more club merchandice.GAA NEWS: MALIN FACE NAOMH CONAILL IN LEAGUE OPENER NEXT WEEKEND was last modified: March 16th, 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:GAAMalinNoticesSport
The ISPCA is appealing to pet owners to take extra care to keep their companions safe during the hot summer weather. The rising temperatures has let to a number of cases of dogs and other pets overheating and collapsing. Heatstroke can be deadly to small animals, so owners are warned to never leave their dogs in cars and to note the following tips for keeping pets cool:Pets can become dehydrated and overheat quickly, so know the signs of overheating. These include excessive panting, increased heart rate, dry or pale gums and weakness or collapse. To avoid overheating, try not to overexert your pet on walks, and make sure they always have access to fresh water and a shady spot to sit in.Extreme dangers come with dogs being left in hot cars, warns the ISPCA.“Pet owners often think leaving a window open is sufficient for their pet but this is not enough to prevent heatstroke under intense sunshine which can have fatal consequences. We all love the sunshine but it is important to be aware of the dangers that can be caused by leaving a dog unattended in a vehicle during hot weather, even for 10 minutes can prove to be fatal,” said the statement. “If your pet is showing signs of severe overheating, move your pet to a cooler area immediately, spray with cool (not cold) water, and give a small drink of water and contact your vet straight away.“The summer sun can be fun for everyone, but please do plan in advance if you plan to bring your pet anywhere and ensure that they will not be left in the car.”Advice issued for pet owners during potentially dangerous heatwave was last modified: June 29th, 2018 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:dogsISPCApets
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