Dear Editor,Chief plenarist or chief caretaker, Mr Granger has plunged his PNC into being an illegal Government once again, as the PNC was during the rigged years of 1968-1992. Hoping they would be the change; how quickly all the goodwill and trust placed in the coalition has evaporated. The same way the PNC did not follow the Constitution and did not hold credible elections until 1992 when it lost, the PNC has done it again. For the first time, in 2015, the PNC was a barely legal Government. Now it has become illegal again.Mr Granger reminds me of the little boy with chocolate smeared all over his face who tells his Mommy, “I did not steal the chocolate chip cookies.” What really does Mr Granger mean when he says, “we are following the Constitution” when Cabinet has not resigned and elections have not been held 9 months after the Government was defeated? And he says silly things like this to the international community that he is following the Constitution!Granger has lost a good chance to work for national unity. Realising that it won the elections by one vote in Region Eight, (and there has not been a recount, and the PPP’s election petition was never heard), the chief caretaker should have made a deal with the PPP for a shared Government on a proportion basis, so that if and when it loses the next election, they do not lose everything. Instead of losing all the pie, it would have kept half of the pie if it entered into shared governance. Now the PNC stands to lose the whole pie when the PPP wins the new elections.PNC’s credibility continues to dip in geometric progressions the longer Mr Granger takes to announce elections. At some point, the national interest must matter more than the interests of the PNC party and its elite. The current political crisis has been created by the PNC and the PNC alone. It is Mr Granger’s Government that is refusing to follow the Constitution, not the PPP. Mr Jagdeo’s party has again stood up for democracy and the rule of law when the other parties are nowhere to be seen.It makes you wonder, with all the political and legal advisors they have, who really is advising the PNC as they go deeper and deeper down the hole.Sincerely,Jerry Singh
…Guyanese should diet, check Body Mass Index– Indian specialist assertsA senior surgeon and health specialist from India, Dr Sangram Jadhav on Wednesday joined Radio Guyana 89.5FM so as to spread awareness on the impact of obesity on today’s generation.The surgeon, who has been in the profession for around 25 years, explained that carrying extra body weight can contribute to obesity in the future. It does not depend on the religious or cultural aspect of a person’s life but their weight and height.Dr Sangram JadhavHowever, there are many other factors that contribute to obesity. Over the past decades, studies have shown that it is mainly caused by lifestyle, diet, exercise and environmental factors.As such, one’s self-esteem and confidence can be diminished. Dr Jadhav explained that obesity could lead to diabetes, hypertension, hypothyroidism, polycystic ovarian diseases, and infertility and heart problems. Obesity can also affect a person’s intellectual capacity.“Obesity is not considered as a disease by the World Health Organisation, it is the mother of all diseases,” he stated. “Different body constitutions have different weights and weight losses,” he added.Nevertheless, he emphasised the importance of tackling the issue, as he explained that much work has to be done to fight obesity and restore the health of those affected. If certain techniques are used as it relates to diet and exercise, an obese person can lose the weight.“One should go for conventional and contemporary diet and exercise methods.”These include consuming foods that are low in calories and avoiding snacks. Exercise routines should also be changed every eight days. This is because after a while, our bodies become aware of the techniques that are used to lose weight. As such, the brain programs the body to stop losing weight. However, when the routines are changed often, it confuses the body and an obese person can continue to notice results.“Stay away from sweets, stay away from oils and stay away from spices, carbohydrates like wheat and rice is not really needed. Consume adequate vegetables, adequate fruits,” Dr Jadhav said.This is the surgeon’s second visit to Guyana and he aims to broaden the minds of Guyanese, as it relates to spreading more awareness and what can be done to reduce the number of obese persons.“Let fitness and being fit be a way of life,” the surgeon insisted.
Magistrate Faith McGusty on Wednesday warned a North East Sophia, Greater Georgetown man that he has to learn to control his emotions before jailing him for assault.Raphael Burnett being escorted from the Court“You have no control over your emotions,” Magistrate McGusty told 27-year-old Raphael Burnett of Lot 25 North East Sophia, Greater Georgetown, when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and admitted to the charge. The charge alleged that on June 25 at North East Sophia, he assaulted Renee Summerset.The prosecution’s case stated that the two men were friends and on the day in question, the Virtual Complainant (VC) was at work in North Sophia, Georgetown, when Burnett was passing and uttered some words to him. This led to an argument and Burnett left and returned with a shaving knife in his hand. According to the prosecution, Burnett then confronted the VC and cut him on his back. The matter was reported and Burnett was later arrested.Prosecutor Annalisa Brummel in her submissions to the Court said, “It is clear that the defendant had an opportunity to make a report after the VC uttered words at him but it clearly shows that his intention was otherwise”.Magistrate Faith McGusty jailed Burnett for six months.
“I’m calm and I think it’s the way to be,” he told MUTV. “It’s an important match, the first half of a knockout match if you want to say that. It’s important to be calm and to be ready for the dimension of the game, but controlling emotions because it’s a game where we have to be at the top of our level.“It’s a really difficult stadium to play at because it’s a stadium where the fans love the knock-out competition. They are called a knockout team because they are normally very successful, in the domestic cups also and especially in the Europa League.“The crowd plays the game, they don’t come here just to watch, they come here to play the game and put lots of pressure on the opponent and the referee’s decisions.“I said before that any team which reaches the quarter-finals has a chance. I never thought I was going to win it with Inter or Porto before reaching the quarter-finals and it’s when you reach the quarter finals that you have the feeling that anything can happen.“Nothing will change, the dynamic is nothing will change. The normal tendencies of some clubs are in this moment more ready to win it. But I think when you reach the quarter-finals, that’s when any team can feel that anything can happen. So I think this step from going to the last 16 to eight teams is always an important step.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jose Mourinho spoke to the press at Sevilla’s Sanchez Pizjuan stadium on Tuesday eveningMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 21 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho believes it’s an important step to make the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, but he is calm ahead of the Sevilla clash. The Red Devils will travel to Spain for the first leg of their last-16 tie on Wednesday, and Mourinho is eager to start well as he eyes a place in the quarter-finals.
SuperHoop: Alan Doherty with some Celtic fans from the Big AppleALAN Doherty has been through more than most in his life, with a series of operations.But there’s no happier many in life – driven on by his love of sport and all things Glasgow Celtic and Donegal.So you could say he’s one of Jim McGuinness’s biggest fans. He’s a very hoopy man today too after Celtic’s 4-0 win over Dundee United.Here Alan tells us about his Donegal.Where’s your favourite place in the county? In Donegal my favourite place would be: Inishowen / Bundoran because of the scenery and breath taking views around.If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?It would have to be the pot holes and signage on some of the roads (put English translation beside the gaelige translations around the Gaeltacht)Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?I’d look up to Daniel O’Donnell because he has done so so much for himself and other people in the world. He takes a lot of time to help people in need. He even helped Majella too when she was going through a bad time in her life..Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner? It’d have to be our wee Daniel.What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?The All-Ireland final win on September 23rd 2012.What was Donegal’s saddest moment? The loss of Bridie Gallagher. May she R.I.P.What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Possibly items from Fruit of the Loom factory in Buncrana before it closed.Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why?Daniel O’Donnell because of same reason above.Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Michael Murphy.What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?Not sure – so many to choose from.Donegal’s golden eagles or basking sharks?Golden Eagles.Your nomination for Donegal’s most stylish person?Mr Patrick Gildea (Glasgwegian Celtic mad fan) or John Porter (Buncrana).What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?Aye surely hi or Keep her lit!.Will Donegal win the All Ireland this year?We Hope so. It’ll be a hard battle for them to retain Ulster and Sam in 2013.Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?NoIf you had a million euro to spend on improving something what would it be?It would have to be the roads.* Want to answer our questions? Send us your answers with a pic to firstname.lastname@example.orgMY DONEGAL: WITH ALAN DOHERTY was last modified: January 23rd, 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:MY DONEGAL: WITH ALAN DOHERTY
Bruins coach Karl Dorrell must have thought it had more to do with coaching than the players because Tuesday, 18 days after UCLA’s bowl game, the third-year coach fired Kerr. Dorrell was out recruiting and didn’t speak with reporters. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded cardDorrell’s search began immediately, and possible candidates include Texas co-defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach Duane Akina and former UCLA defensive back Johnnie Lynn, a former defensive coordinator with the New York Giants. Jets hire Mangini as head coach HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Eric Mangini has worked for Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick, learning from two of the greatest coaches in the NFL. The Jets are banking on that pedigree to lead them back into the playoffs. Despite his youth and relative inexperience, the organization hired Mangini as its coach Tuesday. The former Patriots defensive coordinator, who turns 35 on Thursday, becomes the youngest head coach in the league. Terms of the deal weren’t known but it is believed he will get between $2 million and $2.5 million per year over five years. The baby-faced Mangini won’t be confused with former coach Herman Edwards, who left for Kansas City last week. Mangini was reserved and low key at his introductory news conference, hardly exhibiting any of the fire and energy that is Edwards’ trademark. But this is a new era for the organization, which hopes Mangini can instill a different attitude after the Jets finished 4-12 last season. Saints hire Payton as head coach NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Saints will hire Dallas Cowboys assistant Sean Payton to his first NFL head coaching job, a team official familiar with the decision said Tuesday. The Saints’ official was speaking on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press because the formal announcement wasn’t expected until today. Payton has been a quarterbacks coach for three seasons under Bill Parcells in Dallas. He also held the title of assistant head coach. Before that, he was a New York Giants assistant, a stint that included that team’s NFC Championship in 2000. Payton will succeed Jim Haslett, whose tenure lasted six years. The Saints were 3-13 in 2005, a season in which all of their “home” games were played on the road because of Hurricane Katrina. The Saints were a .500 team during Haslett’s first five seasons combined. Payton’s background as a quarterbacks coach could serve him well in New Orleans, which is expected to draft a quarterback with the second overall pick in the NFL draft. Trial set for cornerback’s wife NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – The wife of Indianapolis Colts cornerback Nick Harper will not face a felony battery charge for cutting him with a kitchen knife, a judge ruled. Daniell Harper, 31, still faces a criminal recklessness charge. She was released on $5,000 bond Tuesday after spending the weekend in the jail. Hamilton County Prosecutor Sonia Leerkamp said the judge apparently did not allow the battery charge because Nick and Daniell Harper both claimed the stabbing was accidental. Daniell Harper was arrested Saturday on preliminary charges of battery with a deadly weapon and criminal recklessness. She was arraigned on closed-circuit television from jail Tuesday, and Magistrate Karl Hadley entered a plea of not guilty on her behalf. Nick Harper was treated at an Indianapolis hospital Saturday after deputies and paramedics found him with a puncture wound to his right knee, police said. His wife told authorities the stabbing was accidental, sheriff’s department Sgt. Kevin W. Fessel said. Colts president Bill Polian said Harper’s wound was an inch deep and a half-inch wide. It required three stitches, but Polian said there was no damage to the knee joint or capsule, and Harper was able to play in Sunday’s 21-18 AFC divisional playoff loss to Pittsburgh. Former Rams receiver Jessie dies HUNTINGTON BEACH – Ron Jessie, a former receiver who played 11 seasons in the NFL, has died. He was 57. Jessie died Friday after suffering a heart attack in his Huntington Beach home, said Brandon Jessie, one of his two sons. Jessie was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the eighth round of the 1971 draft, but was traded that summer to the Detroit Lions, where he played for four seasons. Detroit traded him to the Los Angeles Rams in 1975 for a first-round draft pick. Jessie’s best year was 1976, when he made the Pro Bowl after catching 34 passes for 779 yards and six touchdowns for the Rams. He was a member of the 1979 team that went to the Super Bowl, but injuries prevented him from playing in the 31-19 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played two more years with the Buffalo Bills before retiring after the 1981 season. He finished his career with 265 receptions for 4,276 yards and 30 touchdowns. Jessie is survived by his wife, Sharon; a daughter, Felicia; and another son, Ron Jr. Duerson pleads guilty to battery SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Dave Duerson, a former Notre Dame football player who went on to play for the Chicago Bears, pleaded guilty Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge of domestic battery. Duerson was in South Bend for a board of trustees meeting last February and got into an argument with his wife in their hotel room on campus. A police report said Duerson pushed his wife out the door of their room and she hit the wall. She was treated and released from a hospital. Duerson, 45, of Highland Park, Ill., appeared early Tuesday in the traffic and misdemeanor division of Superior Court and pleaded guilty to one of four misdemeanor counts against him. Catherine Wilson, a spokeswoman for prosecutor Michael Dvorak, said Duerson agreed to plead guilty to the domestic battery charge in return for three other counts against him being dismissed. He is scheduled to be sentenced March 14. Duerson, who resigned from the Notre Dame board of trustees after the incident, faces up to a year in jail and a $5,000 fine when he is sentenced. From staff and wire reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! When Larry Kerr had an experienced defensive line, UCLA was a top 20 defense. That was in 2003, a far better time for the Bruins defense than the last two years. With a litany of inexperience and injuries, UCLA’s defense flopped, and was ranked one of the worst in the nation.
High tides are hampering the search for missing Lifford man David Colhoun.As the search for the 22 year old enters its sixth day, the family of the Beechwood Grove man say they have little hope now of finding him alive.Yesterday the PSNI deployed sniffers dogs and underwater cameras to the scene in the hope of finding David. However murky waters prevented police divers from entering the water because of the lack of visibility.Hundreds of locals using boats, jet skis and canoes are taking part in the search for David who was last seen around 4am in the early hours of Sunday morning last in the Bowling Green area of Strabane.He had been arrested earlier for being drunk and disorderly but managed to flee police who were transferring him into a different police car.He was last seen heading towards the River Mourne and police fear he may have tried to have cross the river which was in full flood. David heartbroken dad Joseph as well as his three brothers and one sister and girlfriend Nicola McConnell have been keeping a vigil close to the river on the Donegal side of the border.A close family source said they are now hoping their agony will end soon.“They just want him back now. They want all this to end. It has been so difficult for them. Joseph only lost his wife Josephine a few months ago and now this.“If they could only find him now so that they could grieve, then at least that would be something. As it is they have nothing,” he said.Ends HIGH TIDE HAMPERS OPERATION AS SEARCH FOR MISSING LIFFORD MAN ENTERS ITS SIXTH DAY was last modified: May 29th, 2011 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)
McBREARTYThe death has taken place of Joseph Mc Brearty, Multains, Bruckless. Peacefully at Killybegs Community Hospital. Sadly missed by his sisters Mary and Ita; nephews and nieces. Funeral arrangements to be made later.McDAID The death has taken place of Charlie McDaid, Ned, Drumennan, Breenagh, Glenswilly. His remains are reposing at his late residence. Funeral mass on Thursday at 3pm in St Columba’s Church, Glenswilly, followed by burial in Kilpeak Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Donegal Hospice, c/o Con McDaid and Sons, Lettekenny.McGRANNAGHANThe death has taken place of Johnny Mc Grannaghan, Trusk Road, Ballybofey. Reposing at his daughter Dolores’ home at 95 Ard Mc Cool, Stranorlar. Funeral from there on Thursday at 10.15am for 11am Requiem Mass in St Mary’s Church, Sessiaghoneill, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery.BROWN The sudden death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of Michael Brown, Whitehill, St Johnston, Lifford. Funeral from his home on Thursday at 10.30am going to St Baithin’s Church, St Johnston for Requiem Mass at 11am. Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.GALLAGHERThe death has taken place in Belfast of Bridie Gallagher, formerly of Ards, Creeslough. Funeral mass in St Bridget’s Church, Derryvolgie Avenue (off Malone Road), Belfast tomorrow (Wednesday) at 9.30am. Interment in Doe Cemetery, Cresslough arriving tomorrow (Wednesday) at approximately 2.30pm. Family flowers only, donations if desired to Chest, Heart and Stroke – c/o The Gallagher Family.SISTER GABRIELThe death has taken place in Cork of Sr Gabriel Porter, The Common, Lifford. Her remains are reposing at the Funeral Home of Jerh O’Connor Funeral Directors, Coburg Street, Cork. Requiem mass tomorrow, Wednesday at 11.15am, with funeral afterwards to Island crematorium, Ringaskiddy. Details of mass and burial in Murlog, Lifford to be confirmed later. O’SHEAThe death has taken place at the Donegal Hospice of Anna O’Shea, 5 The Grange, Glencar Scotch, Letterkenny. Remains are reposing at her home. Funeral mass tomorrow, Wednesday, at 10AM in St Eunan’s Cathedral, followed by burial in Conwal Cemetery. No flowers please, donations if desired to the Donegal Hospice c/o Charlie McClafferty Funeral Director, Churchill and Letterkenny.McGONAGLEThe death has occurred at Letterkenny General Hospital of Mary McGonagle, Rossnakil, Fanad. Remains are reposing at her home. Removal from there at 8pm today going to St Columba’s Church, Massmount for rosary and to repose overnight. Funeral mass tomorro, Wednesday at 11am, with burial afterwards in the adjoining family plot. Donations in lieu of flowers to the St Vincent de Paul Society Funds c/o any member of the McGonagle family. CROSSANThe death has taken place at the Donegal Hospice of Geraldine Crossan, 3 Hillcrest Lake, Letterkenny. Remains are reposing at her home. Funeral Mass tomorrow, Wed, at 12 noon in St Eunan’s Cathedral. Cremation in Roselawn Crematorium on Friday at 1pm. House is private from 11pm to 11am. Family flowers only please, donations to the Donegal Hospice c/o Charlie McClafferty Funeral Director, Churchill and Letterkenny.DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012 was last modified: January 10th, 2012 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:2012DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR TUESDAYJANUARY 10
John ‘The Tae’ Gallagher, one of Ireland’s greatest fiddlers, will be laid to rest today.His father Paddy the Tae was born in Ardara in 1900, and started playing the fiddle at a young age. He lost his sight while still a young man, and to ease the economic burden, his wife served teas in their house on fair days.Paddy’s reputation as a fiddler ensured that every fiddler and music enthusiast took their meals there, and Paddy’s nickname was established.His son, John, inherited not only the nickname, but more importantly, the musical ability, style and repertoire of his father, playing his first public concert in 1928, aged just six before going on to play all around Ireland over more than half a century. In 1956 John won the Oireachtas fiddle competition and in 1959 the All-Ireland fiddle competition at the Fleadh in Thurles. His technical ability was highly accomplished and his musical sense uncanny.The “Cup of Tae” festival of traditional music in Ardara was initiated in 2002, when it was decided by local people that people should be honoured during their lifetime, and not, as is so often the case, posthumously.Prominent people in the music scene suggested that the May bank holiday, which was not utilised in the music calendar, would be an appropriate date, and suggested that it be held in honour of John “the Tae” Gallagher, the only man alive to win the Oireachtas fiddling championship.Since then, the festival has become an annual event, attracting the cream of traditional musicians to this beautiful area, and ensuring the perpetuation of the famous style of Donegal fiddle playing. Today at 10.30am, John’s remains will leave St Shanahan House at 10.30am for funeral Mass at Church of the Holy Family, Ardara. Burial will take place afterwards in the adjoining cemetary.LAST JIG FOR JOHN ‘THE TAE’ – A GREAT DONEGAL FIDDLER was last modified: January 25th, 2012 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:ArdaraCounty Donegaldonegaldaily.comobituary john the tae gallagher
DONEGAL farmers are being fleeced by greedy processors and are being forced to sell cattle at a loss, a local TD has warned.Thomas Pringle has called on Minister Coveney to act in addressing the inequity between farmers and processors.The Independent TD said: “As it stands the relationship between farmer and processor is one where the processors dominate and dictate the price that farmers can achieve for their cattle. “When we have a situation in this country where the entire market is dominated by very few players with one dominant player, there will not be competition in respect of prices for the primary producer. We will continue to see a situation where primary producers will see a loss of up to €300 per head when they sell their stock and small producers will never be able to secure fair prices from dominant processors.“This crisis affects 100,000 farms across the country, with the most recent figures on farm income showing that the average farm income in the beef sector is around €11,000. When you compare that to the average income in the dairy sector of somewhere near €64,000, it highlights the extent of the crisis in the beef sector. Beef farmers are left at the mercy of the processors for their income, who through the marts keep the price at the levels that suit them. I wonder whether an actual ‘market’ is in existence in this country at all.“Additionally, many small abattoirs over the last 15 years or so have been hounded out of business by the enforcement of increasingly stricter standards on them that have left them unable to continue to operate. In one case that I know of personally a small butcher who had an abattoir where he used to slaughter his own cattle was forced to spend over €30,000 as it was at the time to upgrade his facilities.“Within months of reopening, he was visited again and told that he would have to spend an additional €20,000 and at that stage, he decided to give up and close his abattoir as it was not financially viable for him to continue. This has happened to hundreds of small processors around the country and significantly, the effect of this was that it has removed them from the marts bidding against the large processors for cattle. It was a convenient way of getting rid of competition. “The Minister has convened a round table to discuss recent challenges but I wonder why such a ‘softly, softly’ course of action is being taken. The beef sector needs determined action; if the processors do not want a regulator, let them open their books to the Competition Authority to examine and let us see how the market is working,” stated Pringle. DONEGAL BEEF FARMERS FORCED TO SELL AT A LOSS AS PROCESSORS CLEAN-UP – TD was last modified: July 1st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:beef farmerscrisisdonegalpriceTDThomas Pringle