Sprintec Track Club scored two big wins during yesterday’s 2016 Gibson McCook Relays at the National Stadium.The club’s female and male teams clocked fast times to capture the men’s and women’s sprint relays for clubs and institutions.The quartet of Gayon Evans, Anastasia Leroy, Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby and Sherone Simpson turned back sister team GC Foster College to clock a winning time of 43.61 seconds. G.C. Foster were second in 44.17 and University of Technology, third in 44.35.McLaughlin-Whilby was overjoyed with her team’s run.”We just came out today to give of our best and I am very pleased with how the young ladies ran. I am happy I was able to finish injury free,” said McLaughlin-Whilby.The Sprintec men, who finished a close second to MVP Track Club at the recent Milo Western Relays, avenged that defeat with a quick 38.59 as Racers were second in 39.02 ahead of UTech, 39.55.The winning Sprintec quartet was Jermaine Hamilton, Oshane Bailey, Rasheed Dwyer and Chadic Hinds.PRETTY CONFIDENT”We were not focusing on time coming into the race, but in the end, we were very happy that we ran fast. We have a new set of guys and I am pretty confident that next year we are going to run much faster,” Dwyer said.There were two 4x100m relay wins in the high school section for Edwin Allen High’s girls and Kingston College (KC).Edwin Allen won the Class Three, and Four events. In Class Three they clocked 46.13 to hold off St Catherine High, second in 46.19, and St Jago High, third in 46.34.In Class Four, favourites Edwin Allen remained unbeaten this season winning in 47.58 ahead of Hydel High, 47.70, and Wolmer’s Girls, 49.88.St Jago’s girls ran away with the Class One sprint relay after favourites Holmwood Technical dropped the baton. The Spanish Town-based school won in 45.77. Green Island High clocked 45.81 for second and Camperdown High were third in 45.92.Holmwood made up for their Class One loss by taking Class Two as favourites Edwin Allen had baton problems on the second leg. Holmwood won in 46.02, defeating St Jago (46.07) and Edwin Allen, 47.77.KC won the Class Three sprint relay clocking 43.41 to finish ahead of Wolmer’s Boys, 43.41, and St Jago, 44.09.A brilliant second leg from former Vaz Prep star Terrique Stennett gave KC an easy win in Class Four. They won in 45.17 with Calabar High second in 46.60 and St Jago third in 47.68.Jamaica College captured the Class One boys 4x100m in 40.01. St Jago, 40.44, and Cornwall College, 40.57, were second and third, respectively. In this event, Calabar’s second-leg runner fell after the exchange, while Kingston College’s anchor leg runner pulled up 30 metres from the finish line.Calabar were hit by a hamstring injury to star Class Two sprinter Tyreke Wilson. Wilson almost went down on the lead off leg, but, despite the injury, still managed to hand over the baton to teammate Christopher Taylor on the second leg. They won in 41.21 with Wolmer’s Boys second in 41.98.
CHESTER-LE-STREET, England (AP):Alex Hales and Joe Root made half centuries to help England to 310-6 at stumps on the first day of the second test against Sri Lanka yesterday, although the tourists had a late boost with the dismissal of in-form Jonny Bairstow just before stumps.Hales made 83 and Root 80, and their third-wicket partnership of 96 pushed England into a solid position at a cold and cloudy Riverside Ground. However, both missed out on centuries when they appeared set for three figures.Hales was out to a reaction catch at slip by Angelo Mathews off spinner Milinda Siriwardana, dismissed after he had launched a big six down the ground off the slow bowler. Hales is still searching for his first test century.Root, who had played serenely, was surprised by the bounce of a delivery from Nuwan Pradeep (3-69) shortly after tea and was caught in the covers.Bairstow, coming off a century in England’s big win in the first test, contributed a typically attacking 48 from 57 balls with five fours before becoming seamer Pradeep’s third wicket of the opening day. Bairstow was dismissed four overs before stumps when he bottom-edged through to wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal.Moeen Ali was 28 not out and Chris Woakes undefeated on eight at the close.
Pesident Weah (left) said that he has no grudge against Jonathan Paye-Layleh (right) and that the journalist is free to return home from his “vacation”-As Paye-Layleh ReturnsIn a rather dramatic move, BBC stringer Jonathan Paye Layleh has returned to the country barely a month following his flight into exile out of fear of harm by zealots of populist Liberian President George Manneh Weah. Paye Layleh fled the country following remarks by President Weah accusing the journalist of undermining his advocacy for human rights during the course of the Liberian civil war.Paye Layleh’s return is said to have been influenced first and foremost by his mentor, retired media executive Kenneth Yarkpawolo Best of the Daily Observer who in its April 9, 2018 editorial entitled, “Jonathan, Come Home You Have Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself” and by the Liberian media in general including the Press Union of Liberia. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as well as the Associated Press (AP) is reported to have weighed in on the matter.It may be recalled that Paye Layleh fled the country a little over two weeks ago in the wake of remarks by President Weah accusing him of undermining his advocacy role for human rights during the course of the Liberian civil war. President Weah made the remarks at a press stakeout with visiting UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed in response to questions posed by Paye Layleh who sought to know whether President Weah would establish a war crimes tribunal as recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation report.But President Weah’s rather knee-jerk response, accusing Paye Layleh of being against him at the time when he was advocating for human rights during the Liberian civil war, triggered Paye Layleh’s flight response. Out of fear Paye Layleh wrote President Weah a letter seeking clarification. When the response appeared not to be forthcoming, Paye Layleh wrote another letter threatening to put himself in harm’s way by lying prostrate in the way of President Weah’s convoy to end his life.The Executive Mansion responded with a statement that read “The Office of the President clarifies that as a long-time champion of human rights and an ardent advocate of peace and social justice, he only sought to remind Mr. Paye Layleh during his response to question asked, that when he was advocating for justice and creating awareness of the gross human rights violations that were being perpetrated against the Liberian people during the fourteen years civil conflict, he (Paye-Layleh) and others were bent on undermining his efforts by depicting a positive image of the carnage.”Rather than help, the statement from the Executive Mansion further inflamed the situation and triggered even stronger response from the media as well as from the public with statements calling President Weah’s professed commitment to media freedom into question. Paye Layleh, much to the surprise of the public later surfaced in New York City apparently to seek asylum from perceived persecution in Liberia.His sudden and surprise return to the country barely a month after he fled has led to a flurry of suggestions and speculations that the BBC and AP through the British and French governments may have prevailed on President Weah to reconsider his position and pave the way for Paye Layleh’s dramatic return.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
There seems to be an upset at the executive level of Government over the publication of the new Board of the Directors of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo).Government holding company, the National Industrial and Commercial Investment Limited (NICIL) on Wednesday published in the local newspapers, the members of the new GuySuCo Board of Directors.However this move seemed to have not gone down well with members of Cabinet,Minister of State, Joseph Harmonwith Minister of State Joseph Harmon telling reporters on Thursday that, “There is some issue with respect to the timings of certain publications in the newspapers but I think that is all that there is, a matter of timing of the publication.”According to the ad which was also placed in Guyana Times on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, the new Board was approved by Cabinet on February 26, 2018 and the appointments took effect on March 1.However, this revelation comes on the heels of the State Minister telling reporters at the post Cabinet press briefing last Friday that Cabinet was still deliberating on the new GuySuCo Board members.In fact, the Government’s spokesman reiterated on Thursday that the matter is still being considered by Cabinet.“As I said the last time I spoke to the media, this is a matter that was engaging the Cabinet and it still is,” he said.Further probed on whether there will be any chances to the names published inSPU Head and proposed GuySuCo Board Chairman, Colvin Heath-Londonthe ad, Minister Harmon said, “I’m not saying that, it is being dealt with at Cabinet.”According to the published ad, Head of the Special Purpose Unit Colvin Heath-London was named Chairman of the new Board while the other members include Fritz McLean, Komal Singh, Verna Adrian, Vishnu Panday, Annette Arjoon-Martins, Arianne McLean, Roshan Khan (Jr) and George Jervis.The other two names to be added to the list of the 11-member Board will be GuySuCo executives. Their names will be announced when the appointments are confirmed.The revelation of the new Board comes over two weeks since Guyana Times reported that former Chairman, Dr Clive Thomas, was “booted” from the post in favour of Heath-London. The SPU falls under NICIL, which in itself falls under the Finance Ministry.A leaked supposedly secret Cabinet document, seen by this newspaper, had contained the nine named nominees and two unnamed GuySuCo executives, while reports surfaced that some members of the Alliance For Change (AFC) arm of the coalition Government were not in favour of removing the last Chairman.Nevertheless, one of the main stakeholders had called for more industry insiders to sit on the decision-making body. A senior Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) official related that the Board should have included multiple persons with actual first-hand knowledge in the sugar industry.“We would like to see more people who understand sugar agriculture to be placed on the Board. Even from the last Board, it wasn’t so and from what it appears from this Board, it might not have enough people with that understanding but of course, Panday is very knowledgeable but he is just one person,” the GAWU official told this publication.Meanwhile, following the publication of the new Board members on Wednesday, Junior Finance Minister Jaipaul Sharman brushed aside criticisms that the new members lack the skills to manage the sugar industry efficiently, given the crisis facing the heavily indebted and cash-strapped Corporation.Sharma went on to defended the competence of the individuals who have been handpicked by the Government as he believes they bring a wide cross-section of skills and new ideas.“Once you have the skillset to manage, I don’t see any problem with that… If you told me that the management doesn’t have experience in sugar then that would have been a different story but a Board is a set people with different skills set that could add to and contribute to the industry and the company’s improved performance,” Sharma contended.
The World Bank is currently providing Guyana with technical assistance to conduct its second National Risk Assessment (NRA) which commenced this month and will conclude in September 2020.This is being done as Guyana prepares for its fourth round of mutual evaluation by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) in 2023.Attorney General Basil WilliamsConducting the NRA is in keeping with the FATF recommendation – one which requires jurisdictions to carry out risk assessments on a constant basis which will allow for assessments to be current.It will also allow for the identification of any new money laundering or terrorist financing threats and vulnerabilities in Guyana.According to NRA Coordinator, Alicia Williams, the World Bank has recommended a three-phase process be undertaken for the assessment.She was at the time speaking at a Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (ML/TF) National Risk Assessment Seminar last week at the Pegasus Hotel, Kingston, Georgetown.NRA Coordinator Alicia Williams“Some quick facts about this process are [that] the NRA exercise will be owned by us; the World Bank’s role will be limited to that of providing technical assistance. It is a capacity-building exercise and that will enable us to undertake future risk assessments without external support. It aims to include all AML safety stakeholders from public and Private Sector to bring in different perspectives and enhance their cooperation.Clear timetable set at the beginning of the process ensures completion of the NRA within a reasonable timeframe. It will help authorities to identify data and information gaps and to develop a framework for future collection and it is also cost-effective,” Williams explained.Understanding the ML/TF risks is an essential part of developing and implementing a national Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) regime.She further explained that a risk assessment allows countries to identify, assess and understand their ML/TF risks. Once these risks are properly understood, countries can apply AML/CFT measures that correspond to the level of risk, in other words, The Risk-Based Approach (RBA). The RBA, which is central to the FATF recommendations, enables countries to prioritise their resources and allocate them efficiently.The FATF has developed a guideline which will assist countries in the conduct of risk assessment at the country or national level. The principles described in this guidance are also relevant to more focused risk assessments, for example, of a particular financial sector.Guyana’s first NRA, which was conducted for a 12-month period from 2016 to 2017, revealed that the country’s overall risk was high. This was informed by Guyana’s overall threat which rated high and overall vulnerability which rated medium-high. The threat level for terrorism was rated medium.Attorney General Basil Williams, who was present at the seminar, underscored the importance of Guyana meeting the requirements of the FATF and stressed on the importance of Guyana maintaining its good standing with the FATF and CFATF, especially at such a pivotal point in its history with its new oil wealth.“With our oil regime looming, it’s very important that we ensure we’re not blacklisted because the CFATF and the FATF requirements to protect the international financial economy is brutal and they respect nobody, it’s no respecter of persons. Every country, [even] in Europe …they have to come up for assessment and they have to conform [to] the recommendations of the FATF,” he stated.As Guyana was previously blacklisted in 2015, regulations and laws addressing Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML&CFT) had to be put in place in order for the country to meet international standards and be able to continue international trade and business.The second NRA will be conducted by a working group of 75 persons from over 40 public and Private Sector organisations.
A book-keeper who stole almost €40,000 from a Co Donegal pharmacy has received a suspended jail sentence.Letterkenny court.Christine Griffin admitted to 31 charges of defrauding her employers over a two year period. Ms Griffin, from Carrickmagrath, Ballybofey, stole a total of €39,770 from Flatley’s Pharmacy of Pound Street, Stranorlar.Detective Garda Brendan Regan told the court that more than €20,000 of the stolen cash had now been paid back.Another cash lodgement of €500 was produced in court today.The court was told that 47 year old Ms Griffin had shown considerable remorse at her actions.She was now working in her local community and was held in very high regard by her new employer.Judge Paul Kelly said he appreciated there was considerable remorse but that she had undertaken an elaborate scheme to defraud a considerable amount of money from her former employer.He jailed her for nine months on a sample charge but suspended the sentence for a period of two years and ordered her to be of good behaviour.He also issued a compensation order against Mr Griffin of €17,660 and ordered that monthly instalments of €500 be paid to the injured party.The court also heard that Ms Griffin had sought a meeting with her former employer.A representative on behalf of Flatley’s Pharmacy was in court.Solicitor for Ms Griffin, Mr Patsy Gallagher, thanked the company for how they had acted in the course of the investigation and subsequent court case.BOOK-KEEPER WHO STOLE ALMOST €40,000 FROM PHARMACY GETS SUSPENDED JAIL SENTENCE was last modified: April 15th, 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)
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SAM ON ERRIGALHE’S been everywhere else since last September.Now the Sam Maguire has been given the most spectacular view ever – from the top of Errigal.Has to be the best stop-off yet – those guys at the county board are fit! SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL REACHES THE SUMMIT OF ERRIGAL! was last modified: April 16th, 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:SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL REACHES THE SUMMIT OF ERRIGAL!
One handed golfer Edward and his perfect golf swing.A young golfer from Co Donegal who was born with just one hand is astounding the world of golf.Creeslough lad Edward O’Reilly, 14, was born with a birth defect which left him with one hand.But that hasn’t stopped him from taking up the game of golf and becoming one of the hottest young players on the circuit.Edward first started playing golf when he was just eight and has always taken lessons with local golf instructor Seamus McMonagle. Seamus says he has always been astounded by Edward’s attitude and says his young protege never gives up.“I have never seen Edward’s disability as a hindrance, only a challenge.”“Edward is an inspiration to teach. He never complains about anything. If he hits a bad shot he just smiles and gets on with it.“I see so many kids now that throw clubs around, oftentimes letting them go if they don’t hit a perfect shot and giving up after a few holes if things don’t go their way.” Edward’s sister Marie is also so proud of her little brother.“He is just an amazing guy and never sees anything as a problem. He is golf mad. When we posted a video of him the other day, people could hardly believe wha they were seeing,” she said.And Edward certainly isn’t just making up the numbers on the golf case.Las week he won a junior competition at Dunfanaghy Golf Club.His golf teacher Seamus explained the swing technique he’s taught Edward to cope with his disability. “I got Edward to use his the end of his arm to cock the club on the way back keeping his elbows close to his body so his arm wouldn’t come off the club – then to uncock the club really early on the follow though so he would be able to release it and get through the ball.”“Don’t give up because things are hard….Edward sure doesn’t.”YOUNG ONE-HANDED DONEGAL GOLFER IS ASTOUNDING THE WORLD OF GOLF was last modified: September 10th, 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:CreesloughEdward O’Reillygolfer