Dear Editor,The recent visit by the CEO of GWI Dr Van West-Charles in Berbice to resolve issues that are confronting Berbicians can be considered a propaganda stunt to defend himself and GWI. I am still trying to understand the reasons why the CEO came to Berbice to host a press conference to address issues which are still not resolved. The location of the press conference and the refusal to visit the affected areas is a reflection that the political alignment of the CEO influences him to make those decisions.The exorbitant bill increases, the quality of water, the unavailability of water in various areas for weeks, the promise of the CEO to disregard payments on water meters until quality water is been provided, the continuous damaging of public infrastructure eg road, streets, etc, the refusal of GWI officials to treat customers with respect, was not addressed by the CEO. The issues were disregarded and blame was transferred to other agencies.The increase rates by the Public Utilities Commission without looking at the quality of water is very much disrespectful to the Guyanese people. The Public Utilities Commission is a definite failure in its mandate to ensure that Guyanese are protected from utility companies. GT&T, GPL and the GWI are operating in blatant disregard for the quality of services it provides but ensures that the financial obligations by customers are being justified. It is factual that customers pay for quality and efficient services but receive the worst and inefficient services by these utility companies.The APNU/AFC coalition Government Ministers continue to support party activists, friends, families, and rogue Government officials in very important positions. The Health Services in Region Six continue to be plagued by this disease resulting in loss of lives and denying people the rights to efficient services. Ministers and Government officials only waste taxpayers’ money to visit and make commitments but as customary, as they leave, the promises evaporate.The recent refusal to remove the CEO of the New Amsterdam Public Hospital as was agreed and promised by Government officials is the trademark of this APNU/AFC coalition Government, where incompetence, mismanagement and cronyism prevail over the people.The Residents of Region Six continue to suffer under the APNU/AFC coalition Government because of Corruption, Incompetence, Mismanagement and Cronyism. God help Berbice.Respectfully,Zamal Hussain
Melroy Pyle, a father of four, was working on one of the buildings on the campus of the University of Guyana last December when he came into contact with electrical wires and received electric shocks that resulted in the amputation of both his arms.The challenges and difficulties the Pyles now face as a result of that incident have forced both Melroy and his wife to halt their studies at UG.Representative of the Education Department, Rhonda Monize, presenting the items to Melroy and Tena Pyle.Through its Welfare Department, the University of Guyana (UG) has donated to the Pyles some assistance from the Regional Education Department of Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica)Region 4 Welfare Officer Shevon Vyphuis has said the Region Four Education Department is aware the Pyle family needs whatever assistance they can get at this stage, and has thus presented them some supplies that are necessary.“We at the Department are cognisant and aware that at this stage there are challenges and difficulties confronting you and your family as a result of the accident.Therefore, we are more than happy at this stage to lend whatever assistance we can give to you,” Vyphuis said.She added that the department is committed to granting any further assistance to the family in regard to finances and other areas of need.Melroy’s wife, Tena Pyle, expressed gratitude to the department for the donation, noting that it would be of significant help, since her husband can no longer provide for them the way he used to.
Since 1993, Davis and Hilfiger, whose sister has MS, have helped raise millions of dollars through the annual fundraiser. The money supports Davis’ foundation, whose Nancy Davis Center Without Walls program brings together MS experts to combat the disease that attacks the central nervous system and afflicts about 300,000 Americans and more than 1 million people worldwide. Davis said when she was first diagnosed in 1991, doctors practically gave her a death sentence. She soon learned that many experts were unknowingly doing the same research and started the Without Walls program, bringing together the field’s brightest minds. With the help of the medicine her organization has helped develop, Davis lives a full life. “At the end of the day, everybody gets something,” she said. “Life is a terminal illness. I’ve never met anybody who has got out of it alive.” Hollywood was out in full force Friday night at the 14th annual Race to Erase MS, with organizers expecting $2.5 million to be raised at the gala. Held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel in Century City, co-chairs Nancy Davis and fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger walked the red carpet with hopes of raising awareness and money for multiple sclerosis treatment and research. This year’s theme, Dance to Erase MS, goes a long way to dispel any myths about the disease, Davis said. “When you first learn you have MS, you think you’re never going to walk again, much less dance,” said Davis, who has the disease. “If you take care of yourself, you can dance forever.” firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3329160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Sinn Fein TD Pearse Doherty puts up a poster outside Dail Eireann todaySinn Fein are to host a series of public meetings across Donegal in opposition ot the budget.Speaking today after Budget 2013 has been presented to the Dáil, Sinn Féin Deputies Pearse Doherty and Pádraig MacLochlainn said they want the public to know exactly what it means for them.“Over the weekend we will be addressing public meetings across this County in Letterkenny, Dungloe, Donegal Town, Ballybofey and Buncrana to allow people to hear first hand what this Budget means for them and their families and to mobilise opposition to the hugely unfair tax on the family home. “This Government has little to be proud of today. They have presented to us a Budget, which again reaches into the pockets of lower and middle income earners while protecting those on higher incomes. This budget is anti-children, anti-family and anti-jobs.“The Fine Gael and Labour Government has stooped to new lows with the regressive tax on the home – a tax which punishes working families and young couples in negative equity, a tax which takes no account of the ability of people to pay, a tax which will see those who cannot afford to pay chased to the grave by the Government and charged interest for the luxury.“We realise that it is not enough to simply oppose this tax, to speak empty words or to lead people up the garden path; credible, workable and fair alternatives need to be put forward. In our pre budget submission our party showed clearly that this Government had a choice. Sinn Féin put forward those alternatives,” said the Deputies.Sinn Fein added that a wealth tax of 1% on those with a net wealth of over €1 million, such as that proposed by themsleves, would generate up to €800 million. “Such a measure is in place in other countries such as France, Spain and Iceland. We have published Wealth Tax Legislation and intend to bring it before the Dáil at the earliest opportunity.“Today it is yet again proven that this Government has not listened to the people; that it is detached from the realities faced by ordinary families. This campaign is an opportunity to send a clear message to this Government on behalf of the people of Donegal– Tax Wealth, not homes.”The Deputies concluded “We are calling on individuals, community representatives and activists to attend their nearest meeting to demand fairness and make their voice heard on behalf of themselves and vulnerable members of their community.”Public Meetings will be held in the following venues:Friday 7th December Gallaghers Hotel, Letterkenny, 8pm Saturday 8th December Ionad Timpeall Croine, Dungloe 8pmSunday 9th December Dom’s Pier 1, Donegal Town 7pmMonday 10th December Villa Rose Hotel Ballybofey 8pmFriday 14th December Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana 8pm. SINN FEIN TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETINGS ACROSS COUNTY AFTER BUDGET FALL-OUT was last modified: December 6th, 2012 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:budgetDeputy Pearse Dohertymeetings
Mark Birighitti: The 25-year-old has penned a two-year deal at the Liberty Stadium 1 Swansea have signed Australia international Mark Birighitti on a two-year deal.The 25-year-old, who has one international cap for the Socceroos, has joined on a free transfer from A-League Newcastle Jets.He will provide competition for Lukasz Fabianski, Kristoffer Nordfeldt and Gerhard Tremmel in the race to be Francesco Guidolin’s number one.Birighitti began his career at Adelaide United and has spent time on loan at Serie B’s Varese.“I’m very happy with the move,” Birighitti the club’s official website.“A lot of hard work has gone into it, and I’m very grateful and humbled by the opportunity to represent such a prestigious and fantastic club.“I’m really looking forward to it. “As a young footballer growing up you dream of playing in big leagues around the world such as the Premier League, which is the best in the world. “Growing up, I watched a lot of English football and it was something I wanted to achieve in my career. “Hopefully I can repay the club for the faith they have shown in me. “Before coming here I knew there would be strong competition at the club. Kristoffer is a very good goalkeeper and Gerhard is too. “Watching the Euros back home in Australia, I saw Lukasz have a fantastic tournament. He was probably one of the best goalkeepers in the tournament. “But my plan is to take each training session as they come and try to be better than them. I have to make sure when the opportunity comes that I take the opportunity with both hands and don’t look back.”
“These are fairly unusual events,” said Shames. He noted that in preapproval testing of the patch on about 3,000 women there were two reports of blood clots, but one involved a woman who had had surgery. The ongoing studies also are looking at the risk of heart attacks and strokes among users of the two types of contraception. Currently there is no difference but the numbers are small and it will take another 18 months to see if a difference occurs, Shames said. The company said that the risk of clots remains rare and that they have been reported as a potential risk of all hormonal contraceptives. Release of the interim results comes four months after the Food and Drug Administration warned women that the increased levels of hormones released by the patch put them at higher risk of blood clots and other serious side effects. Ortho said it shared the results of the latest studies with the FDA. Additions to the patch label made in November warned women that they would be exposed to about 60 percent more estrogen than those who use birth-control pills. Since the patch went on sale in 2002, more than 4 million women have used it. The investigation by The Associated Press found that patch users die and suffer blood clots at a rate three times higher than women taking the pill. About a dozen women died in 2004 from blood clots believed linked to use of the patch, the AP reported. Dozens more suffered strokes and other clot-linked problems. Health officials warn that women who smoke should not use the patch, since smoking increases the risk of stroke and heart attack. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – A new study shows that women using the Ortho Evra birth-control patch have double the risk of developing blood clots than those who take the pill, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday. But the agency said the results are preliminary and do not require immediate action other than advising women to discuss the risk with their doctor. The results of the study, and another that found no increased risk, were made public Thursday by the patch’s manufacturer. “The results are preliminary and further evaluation is necessary to understand what these results mean,” Dr. Daniel Shames, director of the division of reproductive and urological drug products at FDA, said at a briefing. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The finding comes from one of two studies comparing the patch and pill, said Ortho Women’s Health & Urology, maker of the once-a-week patch. The Raritan, N.J.-based company is owned by Johnson & Johnson. Last year an investigation by The Associated Press, citing federal death and injury reports, found higher rates of blood clots in women using the patch. The first study found no increased risk of clots but the interim results from the second study suggested a twofold increase in the risk of venous thromboembolic events, or clots in the legs and lungs, in women using the patch, Ortho said. However, because the confidence intervals of the results for the two forms of contraceptive overlap, there actually may be no increased risk from the patch or it may be more than twice, Shames said at a briefing. He said the risk of a nonfatal blood clot is about one per year in 10,000 women not using a contraceptive. For those using a hormonal contraceptive such as the patch or pill the risk rises to between three and five, he said.
A young Letterkenny man is having a well-earned rest this week after finishing a charity cycle around Ireland.Luke Murphy, 22, a recent graduate of UCD, has been on the road for the past seven weeks on a mission to visit each of the 32 counties.The mammoth task took him 51 days, along with 25 nights of camping and 25 nights spent with hosts, family and friends. And he has raised almost €1,000 along the way for the Ronald McDonald House at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.Luke received a warm welcome back home on Sunday as he completed the tour.Speaking to Donegal Daily, he said the inspiration for the trip was a mix of wanderlust and charity.“I didn’t really cycle before this, I just went out and did it,” he said. “I hitchhiked across America last year, which was a lot of fun and I suppose I got a travel bug from that.“I was exploring the globe a lot and I realised that I didn’t know Ireland very well.”Luke Murphy in Leitrim on his 32 county cycle. Photo: @lukeout97The cycling idea first came from the ‘Tour de Picnic’ charity cycle, which sees people cycling 80km to Electric Picnic in exchange for a festival ticket. Luke decided to go many miles further and do a sponsored cycle to every county instead.He said: “When I read up on the charities of the Tour I realised there was one I really believed in, the Ronald McDonald House. My parents would have used the house before, when their first born passed away. He was three years old and passed away from cancer, he would have been 35 now.”Luke Murphy at the Ronald McDonald House. Photo: @lukeout97With an important cause to spur him on, Luke made it through the many highs and lows of the journey. “It was a roller coaster,” he said.Luke made time to see the sights and meet many characters across the country. He also rewarded himself with a pint of Guinness in every county, but looking back, he said he couldn’t pick a favourite pour.“I could pick a few that weren’t all that great. It depended on the bar and who is serving it. I poured myself one in the Guinness Storehouse and that was a particularly good one,” Luke said.Luke Murphy at the Guinness Storehouse. Photo: @lukeout97After battling the elements, sore knees and hills, his final stretch turned out to be the most challenging. “The day before Letterkenny, I cycled along the Ulster coast and I was getting the ferry from Derry to Donegal. The next thing I know I’ve got a flat tyre. I hadn’t got a flat tyre since Cork. Then the other tyre explodes on me. The only spares I had were the ones that had busted before.“That five minutes to the ferry was one of the worst trips but I couldn’t give up. I had to do Malin to Mizen. Thankfully my dad came up to meet me at Malin and we eventually got sorted and cycled on up.”Luke Murphy in Kildare on his 32 county cycle. Photo: @lukeout97Luke Murphy in Kerry on his 32 county cycle. Photo: @lukeout97Luke Murphy in Mayo on his 32 county cycle. Photo: @lukeout97Cycling is ‘grand’, according to Luke, but carrying the weight of the gear was the biggest effort. And he’ll be hitting the road again at the end of the month to claim his well-earned Electric Picnic ticket.“The bottom line is that if you want to do something, just do it,” Luke said.If you would like to support Luke’s successful cycle, please visit: https://www.giv2go.com/fundraising-events/tour-de-picnic-2019-114/profile/Luke-12084Money raised will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House to support families with sick children.Donegal man completes incredible 32-county adventure for charity was last modified: August 7th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CHARITY CYCLEluke murphyronald mcdonald house
Dunfanaghy Golf Club Notes:Hi Everyone, Well what a great weekend. The club was the place to be last weekend with the Ryder Cup Celebrations.It was easy to see the amount of planning the committees put in to make sure the weekend was a great success. Nothing was left to chance and everyone had a most memorable weekend in the club. A special word of thanks to the Ryder Cup Committee comprising of Captain Gerald, Lady Captain Cheryl, Vice Captain Vaughan, Vice Lady Captain Mabel, Cairns Witherow, Bill and Paula Mc Callion and Jim Conway. The club would especially like to thank our sponsor for the weekend “Smiley Monroe”. The weekend would not have been possible without the support that Vaughan’s company gave the club over the weekend. A special word of thanks to Nicola who assisted with every last detail regarding the functions in the Clubhouse and Marque over the weekend. Jim Conway and his company was responsible for the marketing of this weekend and it was easy to see what a great job he did, with the large crowds who came to the clubhouse over the weekend. The atmosphere around the club was brilliant all weekend.We started on Friday night with a sing along with Bill Mc Callion and other guests. The night was very enjoyable with a large crowd in the clubhouse. Then on Saturday we had a four person team event split into 2 shotgun starts and everything went according to the plan. Paul McGinley led his team to victory this weekend and our own Captain Gerald also led his team to victory with a great score of 99. It was a fitting victory for all the work he has put into this weekend and indeed all year and made all the sweeter that he was accompanied by his father Michael on his team. Well done on the golf and the weekend. The golfers enjoyed the hog roast in the marque after the golf. Saturday night we had entertainment by Ards Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann Group and then later that night we were entertained by Copperhead in the Marque. There was a large crowd in the clubhouse and Marque all day Saturday. Well done to all the prize winners. Then on Sunday we had the three ball scramble and again the golf course was full. Everyone enjoyed a meal afterwards while watching the conclusion to the Ryder Cup. Well done to Paul Mc Ginley and the European team. It was easy to see that his leadership qualities were a major factor in the Ryder Cup being retained by the European Team. We hope to see Paul and the Ryder Cup in Dunfanaghy in the near future.There is a sheet up on the notice board and any person interested in playing in the Gaeltacht League team this year needs to put their name and contact details on the sheet to be included in team selection as soon as possible.We have the Past Captain’s competition and meal on Saturday 4th of October 2014 Can all past Captains please make contact with Mary and Ruth in the clubhouse as soon as possible to include your name on the timesheet for the day if you are hoping to play golf or join the Captain for the meal afterwards. Results:Wed 24 SeptOpen Single Stableford1st Roger Green 41pts2nd John Nee 39pts Gross Billy Griffin 26pts bot3rd Ray Finn 39ptsCSS 37ptsFri 26th September Ryder Cup Singles;1st Tony McGilloway 40pts2nd Hugh Ferry 38ptsGross John Chambers 24pts3rd Joseph McGinley 37ptsCategory Declan McGrady 34pts1st 9 Ray Finn 20pts2nd 9 James Connors 18pts botCSS 36ptsSat 27th SeptRyder Cup Classic;1st D & D Moore G & M Dalton 99pts2nd G & M McGreevy T McGilloway B Gilfedder 97pts3rd P Hunter M Stewart G Regan E Druce 95pts4th B & M Kelly J Doherty C Roarty 94pts bot5th P McGlone D McDaid C Jones S Parker 94pts6th P Smyth F walsh A Murray K Armstoing 93ptsLongest Drive (Ladies) Cherly Chambers(Gents) Fergus WalshNearest the Pin Stevie ParkerCSS N/ASun 28th SeptRyder Cup Scramble1st Michael Mary & Dean McColgan 55 5/6 bot2nd Dominic Bogues Liam & John McKillion 55 5/63rd Bill & Paula McCallion Janice Doherty 56 2/3CSS N/ACompetitions this coming week:The competitions are as follows:• Wednesday 1st October Open Singles Stableford• Saturday 4th October 4BBB Competition• Sunday 5th October Brian Mc Ginley Memorial GOYNew Year’s Eve At The ClubhouseWe are pleased to announce that the very enjoyable New Year’s Eve Party held at the Clubhouse last year is again being organised. The Band, which by all accounts, “made the party” have again been booked. Food, although yet to be arranged, will be along the same lines as last year. The cost will again be €30 per person and numbers will be strictly limited to sixty people on a “first come” basis. No tickets will be issued, and bookings can only be confirmed on receipt of full payment. Mary will be in charge of all bookings and as this will sell out very quickly I would advise those interested to contact her immediately and pay by card over the phone.As this is not priced as a fund raising exercise there will be no refund for those having booked but unable to attend.If however, you are unable to attend please contact Mary and you will be put in touch with someone on the waiting list willing to buy your ticket.GOLF NEWS: DUNFANAGHY DELIGHTED WITH RYDER CUP WIN was last modified: September 30th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DunfanaghygolfNoticesSport
4 Mexico forward Raul Jimenez speaks to the press. Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings Fallon d’Floor SUPERSTITION LU BEAUTY Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football 4 South Korea goalkeeper Jo Hyeon-Woo won plaudits for his saves against Sweden. misery Pure class 4 A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers What the players are saying Jung Woo-Young (South Korea): “You can compare the two teams on paper, but we know we have to produce results that can [disprove] people’s predictions.“We just think about how we can stop Mexico from playing their style of game.”Raul Jimenez (Mexico): “We’ve seen South Korea’s matches. They are a quick opponent, they play well tactically and we should be ready for their counter attacks.“From the very beginning, our goal was to lead our group. If you want to become World Cup champions, you need to beat those in front of you. We have to show our best in each game.” Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches Mexico celebrate their stunning win over Germany. Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup South Korea star Jung Woo-Young speaks to the press. Key playerSouth Korea: Jo Hyeon-Woo may have ended up on the losing side against Sweden but pulled off one incredible save. He may need to be in similar form if they are to record a victory.Mexico: Hirving Lozano was the star against Germany, despite a tremendous overall performance from El Tri. He could be again, especially if he improves on his decision making in the final third. Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song But who will come out on top in Rostov-on-Don? You can listen to talkSPORT to find out.Team newsThey didn’t show too many signs of it in the match but Juan Carlos Osorio has insisted his Mexico players are recovered from a flu bug which hit their camp ahead of the win over Germany.For South Korea, though, changes are expected but none have been force by injury to any players. ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch Predicted line-upsSouth Korea: Choo Hyun-Woo, Lee Yong, Jang Hyun-Soo, Kim Yiung-Gwon, Park Joo-Hoo, Lee Jae-Sung, Ki Sung-Yueng, Koo Ja-Cheol, Hwang Hee-Chan, Kim Shim-Wook, Son Heung-Min.Mexico: Ochoa; Salcedo, Ayala, Moreno, Gallardo; Herrera, Guardado; Layun, Vela, Lozano; Hernandez.Where can I stream South Korea v Mexico?The match will be live on talkSPORT. We’ll bring you commentary from 4pm.You can listen live by clicking this link – South Korea v Mexico. diamond geezer Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? Mexico brilliantly beat Germany in their opening game of Group D but now face an entirely different proposition in South Korea.Having lost to Sweden in their first game, the Asian nation will need a victory to keep their hopes of reaching the knockout stages alive. Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup You’re the one Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter NO JOY Shy guy Latest World Cup news Good times 4 talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.