House-to-House data is not credible!

first_imgDear Editor,Guyanese citizens and other public observers will not deny that the infused Keith Lowenfield wicked and corrupt House-to-House Registration lacks credence and authenticity. It has realised results lacking the potency of acceptance by the majority and as it turns out, driven by agents of the PNCR and the Government to cause deliberate confusion by an approach riddled with misinformation. Further, after the Chairman of GECOM ruled that the House-to-House is to cease on August 31, 2019, it is illegal for Lowenfield and the PNC to extend the time for the enumerators to work.The time for enumerators to do the House-to-House Registration is gazette to take place in the registration areas of Kamarang, Paramakatoi, Mahdia and Annai as follows:1. Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 17:30 pm and on weekends and holidays 9:00 am to 15:30 pm.2. Further, GECOM published in the gazette that official time for the House-to-House Registration exercise is Monday to Friday 15:30 pm to 19:00 pm, and weekends and holidays 09:00 am to 15.30 pm.Hence, it is illegal for GECOM to change the times at their whims and fancy, which raises numerous questions.Many enumerators are also complaining bitterly that they are working and they cannot get time off to work all those hours. Inside sources within GECOM informed that the PNC is trying a thing to get some strange people registered.Why is there a rush to increase the working hours of the enumerators?One would believe that GECOM has already decided to merge the information of the House-to-House Registration with that of the National Register of Registrants Database (NRRDB), without even ascertaining whether the Jamaican model could accurately handle the merger and the cross-checking for the numerous duplications that would unfold.We must appreciate that the imminent Justice Claudette Singh as Chairman of GECOM is in the ‘hottest’ seat and that it is necessary for all Guyanese to give her the required support in belling this huge perpetuated corrupt monster. What the Chairperson has inherited at GECOM is indeed strongly embedded roots of corrupt officials planted to administrate and key aspects of the agency. The auditors are fully aware of serious corruption that took place previously and is taking place at GECOM. Hence, Justice Claudette Singh will have to be thorough in her dealings and sanitise GECOM of all its incompetence.Resulting from this apparent milieu is the persistence of deliberate advisory misinformation peddled from the Secretariat to the Chairman of the Commission. It is clear that the merging of the current House-to-House Registration information to the existing NRRDB would create enormous problems or delays, as some duplications would not be easily identified for elimination, based on the incorrect recording of information during the registration.Certainly, more time would have to be utilised to correct the deliberate mishaps. It is of note that Keith Lowenfield did not invite the PPP as the main Opposition to provide scrutineers for the registration exercise, and thus, significantly compromising the validity of the exercise with regards to monitoring.The way to go to ensure a valid list is simply to go straight to the Claims and Objections where names of those qualified to register is added to the preliminary List of Electors, and the names of the deceased on the list are verified and deleted. This process would provide a far more accurate list than the merging factor and considering that the elections have been due since March, this process would enable an election by October of this year.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

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President George M. Weah’s Inaugural Address (Full Text)

first_imgPresident George M. Weah (As delivered)Her Excellency, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Excellency Head of StateAmbassador Joseph Nyumah BoakaiHon. Jewel Howard-TaylorVice President of the Republic of LiberiaThe Governing Council of the Tripartite Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC)Madam Clar M. Weah, First Lady of the Republic of LiberiaHis Honor, the Chief Justice, and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the Republic of LiberiaSpeaker and Members of the House of RepresentativesThe Honorable Pro-Tempore and Members of the Liberian SenateThe Dean and Members of the CabinetThe Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and other Representatives of the United NationsThe Doyen and Members of the Diplomatic CorpsInternational Partners and Political StakeholdersOur Religious Community and Traditional Council, Market Women, the Student Body, the fourth EstateSpecial GuestsDistinguish Ladies and GentlemenMy fellow citizens, I am humbled and thankful for the trust and hope you have put in me. I am filled with joy and pride to see so many friends from across the world join us in celebrating what is truly an historic moment for our country. To all our citizens and international guests, we thank you for coming.I have spent many years of my life in stadiums, but today is a feeling like no other. I am overwhelmed with the crowd and the energy here today, and I guarantee you, when we finish, there will not be a winning or a losing side. Today, we all wear the jersey of Liberia, and the victory belongs to the people, to peace, and to democracy.The tens of thousands of Liberians here today, and many more in our communities across the country who are listening gathered together around radios in the palava hut, it is to you we are responsible to deliver the change you deserve. Indeed, we must deliver the change that our people need, in order to transform their lives for the better.I promise to do everything in my power to be the agent of positive change. But I cannot do it alone. First, I call upon the revered institution that host us today and from which the Vice President and I come– The Legislative – our co-equal branch of government, to work with me to create and pass essential laws that are needed to complete the foundation of this nation.Together, we owe our citizens clarity on fundamental issues such as the land beneath their feet, freedom of speech, and how national resources and responsibilities are going to shift from this capital to the counties. The people expect better cooperation and more action from their government. We can do better, together.Today, we Liberians have reached an important milestone in the never-ending journey for freedom, justice, and democracy; a search that has remained central to our history as a nation.Many of those who founded this country left the pain and shame of slavery to establish a society where all would be free and equal. But that vision of freedom, equality, and democracy has not yet been fully realized.That human longing for true and lasting freedom has revealed itself in many ways since Liberia’s founding. Sometimes the drive has been divisive and confrontational; and too often violent, bloody, and deadly, as it was in the 14 years of civil conflict, when the absence of equality and unity led us down the path of destroying our own country.Notwithstanding the harshness and immeasurable cost of the lesson, we have learned that equality and freedom are never just a final destination that a people or a nation reaches. These are fundamental human rights that our people deserve and that must be held up and measured against our actions, our policies, our laws, and our purpose as those elected to serve the people.Almost 15 years ago, Liberians laid down their arms and renewed their hope for a better and more equal society. With the help of regional partners and the United Nations, we chose democracy as our path, and elected the first post-war Government, which was led by Her Excellency, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.Your Excellency, I thank you for laying the foundation upon which we can now stand, in peace and to advance progress for our country.But this Inaugural Ceremony signals more than a peaceful transition from one democratic administration to another. It is also a transition from one generation of Liberian leadership to a new generation. It is indeed a confirmation that democracy exists in Liberia, and that, it is here to stay!We have arrived at this transition neither by violence, nor by force of arms. Not a single life was lost in the process. Blood should never be the price tag for democracy. Rather, this transition was achieved by the free and democratic will of the Liberian people, guaranteed by the rule of law.This Inaugural gathering also celebrates an important precedent: that we Liberians can, and will, rely on established institutions and the rule of law to resolve our political disagreements. This demonstrates the maturity of our institutions and that we as a people have learned valuable lessons from our brutal history.My fellow Liberians, let not the splendor of these ceremonies, nor the celebration of electoral victory, make us forget how we arrived at this moment. We have arrived here on the blood, sweat, tears, and suffering of so many of our citizens, too many of whom died, longing for real freedom and equality.Today, we must remember the hundreds of thousands who died, and many more whose lives were up ended and families displaced, because we lost sight of the fact that we can only reach a higher state of equality and freedom by treating each other with love and respect – not tearing each other down. Truly taking this lesson to heart will bring the dawn of a new Liberia.So that their deaths would not be in vain, I solemnly pledge today, with the help of all of you, my fellow citizens, to build a Liberia of equality, freedom, dignity, and respect for one another.Let us all stand for a moment of silence to remember those who died on our soil, in our conflict, and by our own hands. Let it never be so again.THANK YOU. PLEASE BE SEATED.MY FELLOW CITIZENS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN:On this day of inauguration, as we begin to build upon the foundation of this New Liberia, I, George Forky-klon Jlaleh-gbah-ku-gbeh Tarpeh Manneh Weah, your new President, must first give thanks and praises to the Almighty God for the blessings he has bestowed on our country. And I say “my people, thank you, yaaaaaaaaa” for entrusting me with the responsibility of leading the effort to build this New and better Liberia.It will be my task, my duty, and my honor, to lead this nation from division to National Unity, and toward a future of hope and prosperity. I have here taken an oath before you, and before the Almighty God, to uphold our constitution and to preside over this Government and this country to the best of my abilities.REST ASSURED, I WILL NOT LET YOU DOWN!!And so, My Fellow Citizens, I want to admonish you, that the foundation of the New Liberia must be reinforced by the steel of integrity. We need men and women, boys and girls, whose integrity provides the foundation of the trust that is required for Liberian society to benefit her people.MY FELLOW CITIZENS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN:During my tenure as President of Liberia, the loudest battle cry that must ring from the mountains of Wologisi to the peak of Yekepa; from the ranges of Putu to the hills of Bomi; and from the coast of Harper to the shores of Monrovia, must be the cry of National Unity!We should all strive to put aside our differences and join hands in the task of nation building. We must learn how to celebrate our diversity without drawing lines of divisions in our new Liberia. We belong to Liberia first before we belong to our inherited tribes, or chosen counties.We must not allow political loyalties prevent us from collaborating in the national interest. We must respect each other and act as neighbors, regardless of religious, social and economic differences.In the words of our National Anthem:[Quote] “In union strong, success is sure. We cannot fail.” [Unquote]United, we are certain to succeed as a Nation. Divided, we are certain to fail.MY FELLOW CITIZENS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN:It is my belief that the most effective way to directly impact the poor, and to narrow the gap between rich and poor, is to ensure that public resources do not end up in the pockets of Government officials.I further believe that the overwhelming mandate I received from the Liberian people is a mandate to end corruption in public service. I promise to deliver on this mandate.As officials of Government, It is time to put the interest of our people above our own selfish interests. It is time to be honest with our people. Though corruption is a habit amongst our people, we must end it. We must pay civil servants a living wage, so that corruption is not an excuse for taking what is not theirs. Those who do not refrain from enriching themselves at the expense of the people – the law will take its course. I say today that you will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.To the private sector, I say to you that Liberia is open for business. We want to be known as a business-friendly government.We will do all that is within our power to provide an environment that will be conducive for the conduct of honest and transparent business. We will remove unnecessary regulatory constraints that tend to impede the establishment and operation of business in a profitable and predictable manner.​As we open our doors to all foreign direct investments, we will not permit Liberian-owned businesses to be marginalized. We cannot remain spectators in our own economy. My government will prioritize the interests of Liberian-owned businesses and offer programs to help them become more competitive and offer services that international investors seek as partners.MY FELLOW CITIZENS:This victory could not have been possible without the support of the youth of this country, the women of this country, especially those who make their living by selling in the markets. To all of you, I want to say a heartfelt thank you. This is your government!!!In the famous words of President Abraham Lincoln of the United States of America “…government of the people; by the people, and for the people.”We could not have arrived at this day without our voices been heard loudly, and all our views, no matter how critical, being freely expressed in an atmosphere void of intimidation and arrest.This was only made possible by the tolerance of my predecessor, Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who protected the right to Freedom of Speech as enshrined in our Constitution.Now, in my turn, I will go further to encourage and reinforce not only freedom of speech, but also freedom of political assembly.MY FELLOW CITIZENS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN:To change the structure of the Liberian economy will require huge investments in agriculture, infrastructure, in human capital, and in technology. We hope our international development partners will assist us in this transformation. Meanwhile, on behalf of all Liberians, I would like to thank the international community for the invaluable contributions they have made to our peace and economic development.I thank the ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF WEST AFRICAN STATES, (ECOWAS), for standing with Liberia throughout these years. Many of our West African brothers and sisters shed their blood for Liberians during our conflict. This is a debt Liberians will never be able to repay.We count these fallen West African soldiers among the martyrs of our history. Without their supreme sacrifices, this day would not have been possible. ECOWAS will continue to play a very meaningful role during my presidency.I also thank the UNITED NATIONS for the important role it has played in Liberia. We stood with the United Nations at its founding when it was just an idea driven by ideals. Then, in our darkest days, the UN stood by us.UN peacekeeping missions have ensured unbroken peace within our borders for more than a decade, and will soon demonstrate their confidence in us, by transitioning its task from peacekeeping programs of UN organizations which will continue in key sectors such as education, health, and agriculture.Ending a peacekeeping mission successfully is something in which all Liberians and her partners should take great pride. We thank all member countries of the United Nations for your support and I promise to continue to build on the success that we have achieved together.To the Government and People of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, we thank you for your strong support over the years.The Republic of Liberia has a strong historic relationship with the United State of America, which has manifested itself and that relationship will even be stronger under my administration.To the EUROPEAN UNION, I say thanks to you for your strong partnership with Liberia. European aid has provided critical support for Liberia’s recovery from war, and this continuous support will be important as we forge a new path of transformation.Without Europe George Manneh Weah would not be standing here delivering this inaugural address as the 24th President of the Republic of Liberia. It was my success in European football that enabled me to give back to my beloved country. Europe will always have a special place in my heart, and, as President, I intend to strengthen my relationship with the European community for the benefit of all Liberians.​To the PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA, I say “XIEXIE”. Our administration will continue to support the “One-China Policy”. China has emerged as one of Liberia’s most dependable allies.It is my hope that Chinese-Liberian relationships will grow stronger during my tenure as President.The Samuel Kanyan Doe Sports Complex, built by the Chinese, where this Inaugural Ceremony is being held, is where I gained my exposure to the football world. It does not only stand as a monument of Chinese friendship toward Liberians, but It also stands as a symbol of peace and reconciliation for the Liberian people.During our civil conflict, this was a venue that brought opposing factions together during national matches, effectively reconciling them to a single national purpose, Liberia.And once again today, we stand at this same venue united for one purpose: Liberia. This is time that we put away our political differences to work together in forging a New Liberia, where the affordability of all goods and services will not longer be a luxury to the privileged, but rather a right for all Liberians.To the AFRICAN UNION, I also say thank you for standing with Liberia over the past several years. Liberia has always had an historic relationship with the AU. As a founding member of the African Union, I look forward to participating with my colleagues at forthcoming summits, where we intend to utilize the resources and expertise of the African Union for the benefit of our country.To other bi-lateral and multi-lateral partners, I say a sincere thank you! The World Bank, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Norway, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, to name too few, have also played important roles in Liberia’s emergence from conflict and will remain critical for the transformation we seek.MY FELLOW LIBERIANS:My greatest contribution to this country as President may not lie in the eloquence of my speeches, but will definitely lie in the quality of the decisions that I will make over the next six years to advance the lives of poor Liberians.I intend to construct the greatest machinery of pro-poor governance in the history of this country. I will do more than my fair share to meet your expectations. I ask you to meet mine, for I cannot do it alone.Mine is an expectation that you, fellow citizens, will rise up and take control and responsibility for your destiny. That you will look away from the things that divide us, and draw strength and energy from the things that unite us. Mine is an expectation that you will push yourselves to achieve the possibilities that are within your reach. That you will aim to do more for yourselves and expect other to do less.And mine is a further expectation that you will discover a new sense of fairness and integrity; a new love for country and for each other. A love that will turn public servants and government officials into national champions for change. A love that will bring back home Liberians scattered far and wide across the globe – many of them highly skilled, talented, and experienced – to join us in building a New Liberia.​The sooner we all merge our energies toward cementing these new norms and values, the sooner we will transform our beloved country for the better. In doing so, we must also learn the virtue of patience, and learn to lower our expectations, for I do not promise you quick fixes or miracles.Instead, my pledge to you today is that my administration, with your help, will make steady and deliberate progress towards achieving the hopes and aspirations that you cherish in your heart for Mama Liberia.Let me close with these re-assuring words from our National Anthem:“With God above, our rights to prove,We will over all prevail!!Long live Liberia, happy land!A home of glorious liberty, by God’s command.”May God Almighty bless the works of our hands, and save the State.I THANK YOU.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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NPSS sports teams participating in provincials this week

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The North Peace Secondary School’s sports teams are gearing up for provincials this week or recently competed in them.The Boys Soccer Team finished their season in Burnaby over the weekend, as they travelled south for provincials. In the end, the team placed 15th after winning their last game in a shootout.The Senior Girls Volleyball team is headed to Langley on Wednesday for Provincials, as the Final Championships are set for Saturday.- Advertisement -The Senior Boys and Girls Basketball teams are headed to Grande Prairie for the Stonebridge Hotel Wolves Senior High Basketball Tournament for their first action of the season.last_img

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Consumer Prices Rise

first_imgBMO economist Doug Porter won’t go so far, as to say Canadians are being exploited.However, he does say retailer’s argument, they needed time to clear high cost inventory doesn’t cut it anymore.He also says Canadian consumers may be part of their own problem suggesting, because they’re used to higher prices, it allowsretailers to chargewhatthey can get.Meantime, the loonie is move ahead again today, up 38 basis points, to 98.19 cents U.S. It has been eight months now, since the Canadian dollar attained parity with its American counterpart, for the first time in decades.Since then it has been within about three cents or less of parityand, a new Bank of Montreal price comparison shows Canadians still havea rip-off argument.- Advertisement -We are paying about 18 percent more, for everything from vehicles toa cup of coffee, down only about 6 percent from the bank’s earlier study.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Carver insists: ‘I’m the best coach in the Premier League’

first_imgNewcastle boss John Carver insists he is the best coach in the Premier League – despite leading the club to eight successive defeats!The Magpies have been dragged into the thick of the relegation battle following that dreadful run of form, but Carver still feels he is the best man to lead the club.The 50-year-old, who held talks with managing director Lee Charnley on Sunday after a disastrous 3-0 defeat at Leicester, has just three games to drag the club back from the brink, starting with Saturday’s showdown with West Brom at St James’ Park.But he will head into it convinced he is the best at what he does.Carver said: “I still think I’m the best coach in the Premier League. That’s what I think. Now there’s nothing wrong with that, but I still do.“If I have the right tools, I can do the job. I’m doing the job to the best of my ability at the moment and I’ll continue doing that for the next three weeks.” John Carver 1last_img read more

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Brendan Rodgers take note: Five alternatives to Nathaniel Clyne for Liverpool

first_img 5 5 1. Daryl Janmaat – Would the Dutchman be willing to jump ship and leave St James’ Park after just one season on Tyneside? – When Janmaat agreed to sign for Newcastle United from Feyenoord last summer, he probably didn’t expect to spend half of his first season in English football season fighting relegation. Although the majority of the Toon army have been on the beach since January, Janmaat is one of few players at the club to emerge with credit, having installed himself as one of the division’s most creative full-backs. The 25-year-old’s deliveries from wide areas have seen him claim a healthy assist return and the on-going uncertainty on Tyneside could see the club vulnerable to bids for their prize assets. Newcastle paid a reported fee of £5million for the Netherlands international a year ago and a small increase on this could be enough to take him to Liverpool. 5 3. Dani Alves – Liverpool’s efforts to sign the Brazilian could be considered ambitious, but Brendan Rodgers should aim high, shouldn’t he? Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the other full backs that should be on Liverpool’s radar this summer – The 32-year-old does not represent a long-term solution given that he is approaching the twilight of his career, but he would certainly bring a wealth of experience to Liverpool’s party. The flamboyant Brazilian has been a stalwart at the Camp Nou since 2008 but is set to become a free agent this summer. He may yet decide to sign an extension with the Catalan outfit, but is expected to receive a flurry of offers if he fails to do so. Alves’ wages would not be cheap, but he could finally provide the firepower and defensive nous that has been lacking from Liverpool’s side while Glen Johnson has been their best option. However, it is also worth noting that should Alves leave, Montoya would stay put. 5 5 5. Martin Montoya – Could the Spain international become Brendan Rodgers’ regular right-back? Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the other full-backs that should be on Liverpool’s radar this summer – The Spaniard joined Barcelona’s youth system in 1999 and has steadily made his way through the club’s ranks. However, he has failed to bridge the gap to the first-team on a regular basis. Opportunities have been sporadic at best and, given that he is now 24 years of age, the time could be right to move on if he is to prove his ambition. Eight appearances in La Liga is simply not enough for a man of his talent and a chance to get out and play regularly in the Premier League would be an appealing prospect. 4. Kieran Trippier – The recently relegated Burnley defender lacks long-term experience at the top level but would be a relatively cheap option. Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the other full backs that should be on Liverpool’s radar this summer – The Bury-born Burnley defender began his career at Manchester City and went on to captain the Citizens’ reserve side. However, he failed to break into the first-team fold, due to a flurry of new arrivals during Sheikh Mansour’ spell in charge at the Etihad Stadium. Trippier joined the Clarets permanently in 2012 and has established himself as a creative and reliable presence on the right hand side of Sean Dyche’s defence. Trippier’s debut season in the top-flight ended in relegation, but he emerged with plenty of credit. He is by no means a marquee signing, but could be purchased with little to no fuss and suits Rodgers’ eagerness to deploy attacking full-backs. Glen Johnson is gone. Javier Manquillo hasn’t cut the mustard.Jon Flanagan’s fitness continues to falter. Andre Wisdom has been anonymous at West Bromwich Albion.The solution to Liverpool’s problematic right back position is yet to be found by under-fire boss Brendan Rodgers.Emre Can certainly isn’t an answer either.Southampton’s Nathaniel Clyne could be, but it was no surprise to see the Merseysiders’ derisory £10 million bid for the England international knocked back earlier this week.The 24-year-old may be out of contract next sumer, but it seems doubtful that Ronald Koeman will allow another one of the Saints’ key players to swap St Mary’s for Anfield unless a sizeable fee is sent his way.So, with a deal for Clyne unlikely, which other right sided defenders should be on Liverpool’s radar?There are several talented players on the market and you can click the yellow arrow above, right, to see who talkSPORT thinks could do a job in front of the Kop next season. 2. Carl Jenkinson – The one-time England international has flourished after being granted regular football by West Ham United this season. Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the other full-backs that should be on Liverpool’s radar this summer – Ironically, had Jenkinson decided to stay put at Arsenal this season, he could have finally got his chance to prove his worth to Arsene Wenger due to Mathieu Debuchy’s injury troubles. However, his loan spell with West Ham United has seen his reputation soar. Question marks used to hang over the Englishman’s head but he has been a key member of the Hammers’ rear-guard throughout the campaign. With Sam Allardyce’s departure confirmed, the likelihood that a permanent move to Upton Park will be agreed is diminishing. Meanwhile, with Hector Bellerin and Calum Chambers ahead of Jenkinson in the pecking order in north London, the red half of Merseyside is a potential destination. last_img read more

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Granada 0-0 Malaga: Rojiblancos edge closer to safey with drab stalemate

first_img Malaga boss Javi Gracia This match was live on our new DAB sports radio station talkSPORT 2. Listen to more live La Liga fixtures by retuning your radio, for more details click here.Granada drew their fourth game in a row to edge further away from the relegation zone, securing a 0-0 draw at home to Malaga.The hosts now sit two points above the relegation zone, although the three teams below them in La Liga all play this weekend looking to overtake the Rojiblancos.It was a drab affair, with both teams managining just nine shots – with only three attempts hitting the target.Igancio Camacho and Recio put in dominating performances in the Malaga midfield, shutting down the majority of the Granada offence, but the latter failed to take his chance when presented with the opportuinity to hand the vistors the lead.Young talent Isaac Success was lively, although he wasted Granada’s best attempt, and centre-back Ricardo Costa smashed over from inside the area in the dying minutes when it looked as if the hosts would pick up a vital three points.Granada boss José González will be more pleased with the result than his rival Javi Gracia, whose side’s slim hopes of qualifying for the Europa League are slipping away. 1last_img read more

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Gylfi Sigurdsson: We must shackle this England star to beat Three Lions

first_img Wayne Rooney in action for England Gylfi Sigurdsson knows Iceland will have to shackle Wayne Rooney if they are going cause a Euro 2016 shock against England.The smallest country to ever play at a major tournament set up a last-16 clash with Roy Hodgson’s men thanks to a last-gasp winner against Austria at the Stade de France.It is a tough but mouth-watering prospect for the tiny North Atlantic island and one which they go into without any pressure.Bookmakers make them 8/1 to triumph in Nice and Sigurdsson knows better than most what a tough ask lies in wait, with Iceland’s only current Premier League player pinpointing Rooney as key to stopping the Three Lions.“He is an incredible player, especially with the amount of goals he has scored for England,” the Swansea man said of striker-cum-midfielder.“He is England’s all-time top goalscorer so he has been fantastic for his country and Manchester United. I don’t think anyone has got a bad word to say about him.“He is a very good passer of the ball. He can play in players from 60 or 70 yards with a quick pass over the top.“He wouldn’t be where he is today if he wasn’t a great player.“There is an incredible pressure on him to perform for England and he is one of the leaders of their team as one of the experienced players in the squad.“He is going to have to be one of the players we stop if we are going to stop them from playing.” 1last_img read more

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HOUSE ABOUT IT? PRESENTATION ON DONEGAL’S TRADITIONAL COTTAGES

first_imgGreg Stevenson and Joseph Gallagher with their unique book.Did you know that County Donegal has one of the greatest concentrations of traditional cottages in Ireland?As part of National Heritage Week, the Donegal County Museum, Letterkenny will host an illustrated presentation on Monday, August 25 at 7:30 p.m. entitled ‘Traditional Homes in the County Donegal Landscape’ by Greg Stevenson & Joseph Gallagher, authors of the ‘Traditional Cottages of County Donegal’ book.The book Traditional Cottages of County DonegalThe presentation will highlight common types of cottages in County Donegal, identify specific vernacular architecture features, show how these buildings blend into the county’s cultural and physical landscapes, highlight the decline in County Donegal’s vernacular architecture in recent years and identify opportunities for the conservation of traditional cottages. The presentation is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend.“County Donegal’s vernacular architecture is remarkable,” said Greg Stevenson. “These traditional cottages evoke a sense of place and demonstrate the understanding and connection that people had with the landscape they inhabited. These vernacular buildings have stood the test of time and are durable enough to meet the demands of a modern household but they require care and imagination.“It’s surprising that the opportunities that these cottages present for our tourist industry and for the employment of skilled craftsmen have not been seized despite several national studies highlighting their importance. Many owners of these traditional cottages who have conserved their buildings are beginning to see the benefits of their investment as well as saving a part of their family’s and the county’s built heritage that is uniquely and unmistakably Donegal.”Dr. Stevenson is the founder and owner of Under the Thatch, a social enterprise company based in Wales that rescues and restores traditional buildings at risk. Once restored, these buildings are leased as holiday accommodation which has proven popular. “Under the Thatch rents out fabulous quirky places to stay, enjoys some of the highest occupancy rates in the industry and puts profits into historic building rescue projects across Europe,” said Greg who is the author of several publications including ‘The 1930s Home’, ‘Palaces for the People: prefabs in post-war Britain’, ‘Welsh Homes’ (with Gwenda Griffith) and ‘Introducing Houses of the Welsh Countryside’ (with Richard Sugget).Greg is best known in Wales as the architectural historian on the television series ‘The Welsh House’ and ‘The Welsh Town’, and in England he was series consultant for BBC Restoration. His co-author on the ‘Traditional Cottages of County Donegal’ book is Joseph Gallagher, County Donegal Heritage Officer.Copies of the ‘Traditional Cottages of County Donegal’ book will be available at a special price of €20 on the evening and the authors will be signing copies of the book. If you would like further details, please contact the Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny on (074) 912 4613. HOUSE ABOUT IT? PRESENTATION ON DONEGAL’S TRADITIONAL COTTAGES was last modified: August 20th, 2014 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:Donegal County CouncilJoseph GallagherTraditional Cottages of Donegallast_img read more

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Men’s Basketball Claims Victory Over SIUE, 79-66

first_img Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN ESPN+ Listen Live Watch Live “This was a good bounce-back win for us,” said Drake head coach Darian DeVries. “It wasn’t as pretty as we would have liked, but we did some good things. Turnovers were an issue and we need to clean that up. It was an ugly game, but the guys made the plays when they needed to and executed when they needed to.” “I thought our activity defensively was good during spurts,” DeVries added. “Guys were getting deflections that allowed us to get out in transition.” Next Game: Drake jumped out to a 10-0 run to open the second half behind four points each from Wilkins and McGlynn. SIUE pulled within nine points with nine minutes remaining, but Drake pressed on to claim the victory. Drake held a 48-22 advantage in paint points and a 39-28 advantage on the glass for the game. Story Links Rider 12/19/2018 – 7 p.m. SIUE (2-6) was led by senior David McFarland who ended the night with 19 points. Box Score (PDF) Box Score (HTML) center_img Full Schedule Roster “Rider is a really good basketball team. They were in the NIT last year. They’re going to press us, get up and down and it’s a game we need to get some rest and play better on Wednesday.” Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs ended the first 20 minutes shooting 59.3 percent (16-27) from the floor and assisted on 14 of their 16 field goals. “I thought we did a nice job in the second half getting the ball inside more and getting more off back screens,” DeVries said. “I thought the guys did a nice job executing that and getting the ball into Nick and Tremell.” The Bulldogs host Rider  Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Knapp Center. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s basketball team captured a 79-66 win over SIUE Monday, Dec. 17, as part of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic. Four Bulldogs scored in double figures as Drake moved to 7-2 on the season. Nick Norton (Bloomington, Ill.) led the pack with 15, while Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) added 13. D.J. Wilkins (Merrillville, Ind.) scored 12 points and tied a career high with five assists and Anthony Murphy (Griffith, Ind.) chipped in 11 points. Both teams struggled to find a rhythm in the opening half. A layup by Tremell Murphy (Griffith, Ind.) ended a five-minute scoring drought for the Bulldogs to take the lead at 13-12 with 12:51 remaining. A slow stretch followed as both teams combined for 20 turnovers in the first 20 minutes of the game. However, Drake was able to find its flow after a three-pointer from Wilkins which sparked a 15-5 run to close the half with a 40-32 lead.last_img read more

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