“To then have the alternative of coming off the bench or playing out of dummy-half, it doesn’t appeal to me.”Sterling said he’d feel slighted if he’d received the treatment Pearce has.”I’d consider myself an elite halfback, a starting halfback,” he said.”To sign another halfback and have the thought that it means the hooker can play less minutes, the ramifications for Mitchell Pearce aren’t good.”I don’t believe Mitchell Pearce fits alongside Cooper Cronk as starting halves.”Luke Keary had a fantastic season this year. He is the running five-eighth the Roosters need and enjoyed this year.”Cronk said he spoke with Pearce on Monday after the Roosters confirmed they’d snared the dual Dally M Medallist and two-time Melbourne premiership winner on a $2 million deal.He refused to go in to specifics but was adamant coach Robinson could make it work with Cronk, Pearce, Keary and Friend all on the books.”One of the exciting things and the lures of playing at the Roosters was to play alongside Mitchell Pearce and Luke Keary,” Cronk said on Fox Sports’ NRL 360.”That’s my preferred option, is that everyone stays and buys into the Roosters culture, which I’m going to have to dive straight into and understand as quickly as I possibly can”From my point of view, as long as every player’s got the ability, can be selfless, work hard and – when it comes down to the crunch – put the team first, then I’m sure what system whatever Trent chooses on a Saturday night or a Friday night or whatever time slot that we play, I’m sure the best team will be out on the paddock.”If Pearce does decide to move on, he has plenty of options with Manly, Cronulla and Newcastle all keen on the 28-year-old. Cronk said he hopes Pearce remains at Bondi Junction and believes Roosters coach Trent Robinson can successfully deploy three representative halves in 2018, with Cronk, Pearce and Luke Keary all playing in the same side.Sterling, though, said he wouldn’t cop such treatment as Pearce faces the prospect of playing second fiddle for the next two seasons to his Queensland State of Origin counterpart Cronk.The most likely scenario, if Pearce stays at the Roosters, is coming off the bench and sharing the dummy-half responsibilities with hooker and co-captain Jake Friend.”I’m just trying to put myself in the place of Mitchell Pearce. I’d really struggle to stay,” Sterling, a four-time grand final winner with Parramatta, said on Triple M’s Dead Set Legends program.”Twenty-eight years of age, over 230 first grade games, current NSW halfback, played 17 Origins.
The Liberia National Academy of Music will on April 14 host a grand peace concert intended to use music to educate Liberians to remain peaceful no matter the outcome of the 2017 elections.In a press release, the Academy’s Executive Director, William K. Bobbroh III, said this upcoming peace concert will help people change their attitudes from violence to non-violence during the 2017 elections.“The concert is free. The only thing required is that people should come with good behaviors,” he added.Mr. Bobbroh III also said that various kinds of music will be performed during that day, including traditional, modern and other forms of music.“As for performance, the music will be provided by the Liberia Primer Choral Society, a member of the academy, and other special performances from Dr. Togba- Nah Tipoteh and many more,” he said in the release.For additional information, contact (0777) 563 121 and (0886) 563 121.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A 72-year-old woman was killed early Tuesday morning after she was struck by a speeding car on Brickdam, Georgetown, while on her way to uplift her pension from the Bourda Post Office.Dead is Joyclyn Joseph, of YY Bent Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown. The accident occurred sometime around 04:30h at the intersection of Winter Place and Brickdam. At the time, she was cladded in a white top, orange skirt and black sneakers.Police investigations revealed that motorcar PLL 2838 driven by a 35-year-old labourer of A Field Sophia, Greater Georgetown, was proceeding East along Brickdam, allegedly at a fast rate, in haste to pass the traffic lights at the intersection of Winter Place. The light was reportedly showing “green” with a few seconds remaining.However, as the car sped across the intersection, it came into contact with the elderly woman, who was said to be crossing the road from South to North. As a result of the impact, she was reportedly dragged about 39 meters before the vehicle came to a halt some 158 meters from the point of impact, investigators recorded.Joseph’s left foot was severed as a result of the accident. She was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency medical personnel. Her body is currently at the Lyken Funeral Home, where it was identified late Tuesday afternoon. A post-mortem examination is expected to be conducted sometime today.Meanwhile, a breathalyser test was administered to the driver of the motor car and no alcohol was detected in his breath. Nevertheless, he was taken into custody and is assisting with the investigation.According to the woman’s daughter, Shirley, her mother left home early Tuesday morning to uplift her pension.
Some 89,000 residents in approximately 170 communities will benefit from continued Information Communication Technology (ICT) training this year.This exercise will be facilitated under the US$17 million project under the Guyana/Norway Agreement by the Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF), and it will be managed by the United Nations Development Programme, (UNDP).Public Telecommunications Minister, Cathy Hughes said the programme will be facilitated by the Ministry’s Industry and Innovation Unit. During an interview, the Minister said training will be made available to persons who never had the opportunity to learn to use a computer.Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes“We recognise that in Guyana many people just didn’t have the opportunity. Traditionally, if you grew up on the coast and you were fortunate to go to one of the top schools or your parents had money, then you were exposed and so we have a very important section in our population that we intend to target and reach out to and so we are providing training on a series of different levels,” Hughes is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.The Public Telecommunications Minister outlined some of the area’s residents will be trained in, including “… being comfortable with a computer, Internet access, how you create an email address, how you would communicate by email, maintain an email account and then we have branched off depending on the community and the level into social media because we see that as a key way for entrepreneurs to market their products internationally and locally.”It was also disclosed that in 2018, the Ministry will be collaborating with the Private Sector to develop short-term community-based training programmes to equip citizens with particular skills in office productivity, and entry skills on programming, coding, and software development.The Ministry has already begun their citizen outreach and awareness activities as part of an overall goal to develop the ICT sector. This involves building an internal media platform to disseminate information and encourage feedback and collaboration.
…has no authority to pronounce on matter – AttorneysGNBA Chairman Leonard CraigGNBA Board members Victor Insanally and Anthony VieiraDirectors on the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA), Anthony Vieira and Victor Insanally have threatened legal proceedings against the entity’s Chairman, Leonard Craig, should he not apologise to the duo in face of corruption allegations that were disseminated in the public domain.The duo have since secured the services of Satram and Satram Law Firm, which on Friday charged that Craig was in fact looking to discredit Vieira and Insanally, as directors of the entity with a view to having them removed as directors.The charges by the duo comes on the heels of allegations made public by Craig, that the men had in fact approached an Essequibo businessman in an attempt to ostensibly force him out of business.According to a copy of the Attorney’s letter seen by Guyana Times, Craig is being accused of intentionally and maliciously circulating in the media, an unwarranted allegation which imputes that they were in fact guilty of corruption in public office.The duo have since sought to explain that the allegations against them are in fact being made by a person who was engaged in an illegal activity, since he is operating a broadcasting entity without a lawful licence.The duo — through their lawyers have since also claimed that the allegations by the GNBA Chairman was in fact made public without either of them being given a chance at a fair hearing with an opportunity to respond to the claims made.Craig, in a public statement on Wednesday said Kenwin Charles of Northwest TV Inc had asked to meet with him to highlight several concerns and at “that meeting he made a complaint essentially accusing Mr Anthony Vieira and Mr Victor Insanally of trying to improperly force him out of doing business on the Essequibo Coast where he had made significant capital investments.”Craig at the time confirmed too, that at the meeting with Charles, he indicated that he (Charles) met with the Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, where a similar complaint was lodged.He said, “I will carry out a complete investigation of the facts relating to matters raised by Mr Charles, I will review the reports of the meetings, elicit a response from the members concerned and will release an official statement in the coming days.”But Vieira and Insanally — having secured the services of Satram and Satram, have since said that there were no steps taken by the GNBA Board to verify the claims by the Essequibo businessman.In fact, Vieira and Insanally have since maintained that there is no truth in the allegations by Charles and have pointed out too that the Essequibo businessman is in no position to sell his operations — as intimated in Craig’s claims — since his operation is currently unlawful.The duo through their lawyers also claimed that the GNBA board chairman in fact has no authority to investigate or pronounce on the matter.In the lawyer letter issued to Craig, the attorneys have since called for an apology, pointing out too that, “our clients are entitled to damages for the defamation and reputational injury caused as a direct result of your conduct.”Meanwhile Craig in an invited comment earlier on Friday, assured the media that any assessment or actions on his part would be undertaken in a fair and objective manner.He did seek to point out however that, “I may not be the final arbiter in this matter but as Chair of the Board I think it is my responsibility to gather evidence and give persons an opportunity to respond to any accusations.” At the time of speaking to the media, Craig said he was not officially in receipt of any correspondence from the two accused directors but had spoken to one of them individually who had raised the matter with him verbally.Asked about how the matter will be proceeded with, Craig told the media that he was uncertain, since Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo was currently extremely busy and “as soon as he settles down we will have a meeting and he will determine the way forward…but for now I think it is my responsibility to ask the persons being accused to provide a response.”Craig said too, he is of the belief that it is his responsibility to compile the responses “and present as is, to the Prime Minister.”According to Craig, “in terms of making a judgment call…I don’t think I should be that person to make that judgment call.”Asked about the operations and functioning of the GNBA board in the interim, Craig said the work of the unit will have to be proceeded with “because we are bounded by law to serve the people and we must continue the work at hand…I hope that these allegations would not immobilise the members of the board from performing their duty in the interim.”Craig on Wednesday had made public his views that, “Despite his (Vieira) abusive and obstructionists approach to my tenure as Chairman of the GNBA, I have displayed extreme restraint and immeasurable patience and have continually pledged to work with him and all other members of the Board to achieve the best objectives and ensure Public Interest is served.”
Ron Robinson Award – presented by Curtis and Rachelle RobinsonAwarded by FSJMHA to recognize the years of service by Ron Robinson as a coach and a member of the executive. This is presented to a Pre Novice player who shows sportsmanship and citizenship on and off the ice and true enjoyment of the game.Winner: Landon Alexander- Advertisement – Esso Medals were awarded to three players on each team who have been chosen for his or her dedication, sportsmanship or skill improvementEarl Alexander & SonsMost Dedicated: Bryan MannolyAdvertisement Novice Esso MedalsSharpMost Dedicated: Colby BuscheMS: Owen LangMost Improved: Reese HoldenNorthern Spring, Brake & SteeringMost Dedicated: Kash PittamMS: Nathan GibsonMost Improved: Kane PittamPNGMost Dedicated: Brooke DisherMost Sportsmanlike: Kaelen HynesMost Improved: Eddie ScarfoRoyal Canadian LegionMost Dedicated: Evan WagnerMost Sportsmanlike: Tate MarstonMost Improved: Preston BarrowsBartekMost Dedicated: Garren DumanowskiMost Sportsmanlike: Colin SzooMost Improved: Cayl Samounty Most Sportsmanlike: James RossMost Improved: Hayden Harsch Corey Lee James Schultz Memorial Award – presented by Kristy WagnerPresented on memory of Corey who passed away at the age of 14. Corey played hockey with heart and his own style of energized spirit. His sense of humor was shared and enjoyed by all. This award is presented to a Pee Wee player in our rep system who exemplifies this type of spirit toward the game, both on and off the ice.Winner: Reid Jacobs Hugo Brandmann Memorial Parent Volunteer Award – presented by Chris BrandmannThis award is presented in memory of Hugo Brandmann who loved our national sport and was always willing to volunteer his time for the benefit of our youth. This award recognizes the many hours that parents contribute to the Minor Hockey program where their child is involved to make that division or team an enjoyable and positive hockey experience.Winner: Jeremy Garner Coach of the Year Award – presented by Kristy WagnerThis award is presented to the coach who shows respect for officials, opponents and parents, and demonstrates concern for all round development of the players. Nomination is also based on the merits of enthusiasm, leadership and positive impact on players.Winners: David Alexander & Rich Calliou Doug and Yvonne Wiles Recognition Award – presented by Kristy WagnerPresented to an individual or sponsor who has dedicated his or her time to the betterment of our Minor Hockey Program and who has helped in the areas where his or her son or daughter is not involved. Those eligible for this award are sponsors, coaches, managers, executive members, referees or adults in any other capacity who have been strong supporters of Minor Hockey at all age levels for many years.Winner: Brett McLean Bryan Phillips Memorial award – presented by Kristy WagnerPresented in memory of Bryan Phillips for sportsmanship, contribution to team play and pure enjoyment of the sport of hockey, not necessarily being the best player. Bantam house players only can qualify for this award.Winner: Dawson Young PeeWee Esso MedalsShopper’s Drug MartMost Dedicated: Cache WillsonMost Sportsmanlike: Rylan WheelerMost Improved: Nick BaxterAAA SafetyMost Dedicated: Colten PunterMost Sportsmanlike: Austin ZachariasMost ImprovedI: Jason LeeOilWestMost Dedicated: Seth SutherlandMost Sportsmanlike: Anthony GarnerMost Improved: David ShipaleskyTom’s ConstructionMost Dedicated: Dawson PhillipsMS: Davin KlassenMost Improved: Cameron IrwinRoss H. MacLean PeeWee Tier IIMost Dedicated: Connor BowieMost Sportsmanlike: Jayden GreyeyesMost Improved: Adam Melnyk Earl Alexander Award – presented by Zelpha AlexanderPresented by FSJMHA to recognize the organizational work carried out by Earl Alexander in the early years of the association. This award is presented to a Novice player showing sportsmanship, leadership and true enjoyment of the game.Winner: Brooke DisherAdvertisement Most Sportsmanlike: Kyler MerwinMost Improved: Braden McCormackPetroleum Association Midget Tier IIMost Dedicated: Michael MaksymicAdvertisement Rotary Fair Play Award – presented by Alec PryndikThe Rotary Fair Play Award is awarded to the pee wee house team who shows team spirit and sportsmanship.Winner: Shopper’s Drug Mart Atom Esso MedalsAlpine GlassMost Dedicated: Kegan OstleMost Sportsmanlike: Kade JacobsMost Improved: Justin SchaeferIntegra TireMost Dedicated: Josh GoesonMost Sportsmanlike: Robert WickMost ImprovedI: Dakota KrahnNorthern MetalicMost Dedicated: Hunter GibbMost Sportsmanlike: Tiana BrownMost Improved: Jacob JungenPomeroyMost Dedicated: Cheere PetersMost Sportsmanlike: Kennedy MorganMost Improved: Jack CorrPimm’s Production Atom 9 yr old DevelopmentMost Dedicated: Quin DisherMost Sportsmanlike: Lyndon FellMost Improved: Ryan O’ConnerKin Club Atom 10yr old DevelopmentMost Dedicated: Noah LangMost Sportsmanlike: Tyler MusgroveMost Improved: Garret Busche Fort St. John Eagles Women’s Hockey Team Most Dedicated Female Award – presented by Ann SawyerPresented to a female minor hockey player who displays dedication to the sport of hockey and consistent effort and sportsmanship.Winner: Cassidy Bell Dale Palmer Award-House Player in Atom DivisionPresented by FSJMHA to recognize the leadership provided by Dale Palmer over the years to many young players in the association. This award is presented to an Atom player who shows excellent leadership on and off the ice, as well as good sportsmanship and true enjoyment of the game.Winner: Josh Goeson June Godberson Memorial Award – presented by Kristy WagnerPresented in memory of a very special person who believed in keen competition. She always felt people should be given the opportunity to excel in their sport showing sportsmanship, leadership abilities and true enjoyment of the game. This award is open to all Pee Wee players.Winner: Connor Bowie Fort St. John Rep team won their All Peace Banner, which was presented to the Ross H. MacLean PeeWee Flyers. Kenny Kosick Memorial Award – presented by Kristy WagnerPresented in memory of Kenny Kosick who passed away at the age of 18. Kenny started his hockey career withFSJMHA and represented the game as a true sportsman and leader. Players in the midget age group are eligible for this award on the basis of gentlemanly and sportsmanlike conduct.Winner: Michael Maksymic Pre-Novice Esso MedalsPat PrestonMost Dedicated: Landon AlexanderMost Sportsmanlike: Zane MarstonMost Improved: Carson ChipseaTwilight Pressure ControlsMost Dedicated: Marcus PasichnykMost Sportsmanlike: Landon HansenMost Improved: Keynnan MarquardtRhyasonMost Dedicated: Caleb HadlandMost Sportsmanlike: Preston GessnerMost Improved: Jet ConwayWindsor PlywoodMost Dedicated: Hayden MycockMost Sportsmanlike: Paige BrownMost Improved: Adrianna Hartnell Referee of the Year Award – presented by Brett McLeanPresented to the referee that shows dedication, consistency and fairness to the game of hockey, and is a strong supporter of the minor hockey program. Referees of all ages are eligible for this awardWinner: Daniel Forrest Gary Flake Memorial Award – presented by Bruce CraigPresented in memory of Gary Flake who was a member of our association and passed away at the age of 13. Gary was perfect example of the qualities we are looking for in the recipient of this award. Gary was a gentleman, sportsmanlike and good citizen in all aspects of his life. Players in the Bantam age group are eligible for this award.Winner: Austin Craig Kirschner Goal Tender Award – presented by Kristy WagnerPresented to the goaltender showing sportsmanship, ability, participation and enthusiasm for the game. This award is open to all ages and can be chosen from team or division.Winner: Cameron Smethurst Royal BankMost Dedicated: Ashley MilliganMost Sportsmanlike: Nick PageMost Improved: Liam RatcliffeKnights of Columbus Bantam Tier IIMost Dedicated: Austin BaxterMost Sportsmanlike: Jacob LangMost Improved: Tavis ViensFlint Energy BantamMost Dedicated: Deklan MengeringMost Sportsmanlike: Craig GrimesMost Improved: Joel Bourgeois Bantam Esso MedalsCanadian TireMost Dedicated: Cade van DaleMost Sportsmanlike: Cody BirdMost Improved: Riley CrawfordAdvertisement Kinsmen Award – Development Player in Atom DivisionPresented by FSJMHA to recognize the leadership and generosity shown by the volunteers of the Kinsmen Club of Fort. St. John. This award is presented to an Atom player who shows excellent leadership on and off the ice, as well as good sportsmanshipWinner: Brophy Dunne Mike Brandmann Memorial award – presented by Chris BrandmannPresented in Memory of Mike, who passed away at the age of twenty. Mike immigrated to Canada with his family in 1980. Hockey became the central focus of his life. Mike loved the game and worked hard to become the best player possible. Mike finished his hockey career as a member of the Midget Rep Team. This award is presented to a Pee Wee player who is dedicated to hard work and who displays a love for the game.Winner: Isaac Wagner MacLean Herron Award – presented by Lucas MacLeanPresented in honour of Ross H. McLean and John Herron in recognition of their example of “Service About Self” in all aspects of the community. They sponsored the first Pee Wee Team in Fort St. John in the 1955-1956 season and supported all other junior sports. This Award is presented for athletic ability, scholastic performance and citizenship. Players in the midget age are group are eligible for this award.Winner: Jeff Heber
The strict water ban has been lifted for the District of Taylor.The District has reinstated Stage 1 Water Use Restrictions after implementing Stage 3 restrictions on Monday.Stage 1 water use restrictions allow residents to water with a sprinkler on odd numbered days between 6 and 8 a.m. and 8 and 10 p.m.- Advertisement -At any time, residents can water their plants or trees with a watering can or hose with a shutoff nozzle. As well, they can wash their vehicles by using a hose with a shutoff nozzle or by going to a car wash.The water reservoir had dropped to below 50 per cent but has now recovered and is at 92 per cent. To help limit the frequency of future strict water bans, the District is in the process of upgrading its water system by adding a second reservoir and another high volume production well.
GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – The Grande Prairie RCMP are on the lookout after their own detachment suffered from the work of a graffiti artist on Wednesday.Sometime during the early hours of Wednesday, August 10th, a man entered the rear parking lot of the Grande Prairie detachment, continuing around to the front of the building and sprayed graffiti on the detachment’s sign.The sign that was graffitied outside the Grande Prairie RCMP detachment.- Advertisement -The male suspect is described as: being of an undermined race, approximately 6’ tall with a medium to husky build. He was wearing a dark ball cap with light writing on the front; a jacket with dark arms and shoulders with the sleeves rolled up, light on the bottom ¾; track pants; dark shoes; possibly a bandana over his lower face; a dark glove on one hand.If you have any information about this crime, call the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700, or anonymously at Crime Stoppers, 1-800-222-TIPS or online at www.tipsubmit.ca.
RANKED 1 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Premier League rivals Tottenham and Everton are set to battle it out over the signature of highly-rated Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney.Both clubs are keen on the 21-year-old defender who is valued at £25m by the Scottish champions. LATEST TRANSFER NEWS The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star moving on Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer LIVING THE DREAM LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ REVEALED Big things are expected of Tierney Everton have already lost Wayne Rooney to DC United and Ramiro Funes Mori to Villarreal but are yet to make a signing this summer.According to reports, Silva and Marcel Brands are aiming to cut the squad to make room for a cluster of new additions. The Toffees are looking for a long-term replacement for 33-year-old Leighton Baines and new boss Marco Silva has reportedly set his sights on Tierney.But they will face stiff competition, with Spurs also interested in bringing the youngster to the Premier League.Tierney has already made over 100 appearances for Brendan Rodgers’ side and earned his first Scotland cap in 2016. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland IN DEMAND Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January
County Councillor Jimmy Kavanagh has welcomed news that tourism figures continue to rise.Cllr Jimmy KavanaghHe was speaking after Central Statistics Office (CSO) figures for the first quarter of this year were released.“According to today’s figures, 2014 looks set to be the fourth year of consecutive growth in overseas visitor numbers to Ireland. Since the Government came to office in 2011, the number of international visitors coming to Ireland has increased by more than one million per annum and is almost certain to exceed 7 million this year. “The combination of new marketing campaigns, more air access and support from the Government appear to be making an impact,” he added.“The Government recognised early on in its term that tourism could play a key part in Ireland’s economic recovery and quickly moved to getting the sector back on its feet with targeted initiatives like the 9% VAT rate. The Gathering was a big success and it wasn’t anticipated that the performance of the tourism sector in 2013 would be matched. However, the figures show that we are actually increasing the number of visitors this year,” Kavanagh continued.The figures confirm strong growth in the number of holiday trips taken by overseas visitors to Ireland, and an increase in visits to friends and relatives. All markets have shown increased numbers of visits in the first quarter. Comparing Quarter 1 2014 to Quarter 1 2013:• Total number of visits from Great Britain grew by 11.4%; • Total number of visits from North America grew by 5.9%;• Total number of visits from Mainland Europe grew by 0.9%;• Total number of visits from “Other” long-haul markets grew by 17.4%.The figures are based on detailed surveys of overseas visitors and contain detailed information on expenditure, purpose of visit, and bed nights.“While these figures are only for the first three months of this year, it is indicative of a very strong start to 2014. I would encourage everyone working in the tourism and hospitality trade in Donegal to keep up the high standards as we head into a busy summer period. Those high standards and a focus on giving good value for money are ensuring people who visit our County come back again.” GREAT START TO TOURISM SEASON – CLLR KAVANAGH was last modified: June 13th, 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:Cllr Jimmy Kavanaghdonegaltourism