January 12

Mae’s offers public apology to humiliated Indigenous child

first_img…apology issued to child, parentsFrom right: Parents of nine-year-old Joshua Chacon, Jason Chacon and Karen Small with Director of Mae’s Schools Stacey French and Administrator Lucinda Mc CurdyAmid public outrage after the Mae’s Schools child was told his Indigenous cultural outfit was “inappropriate”, the school’s administration has issued an apology to the child and his parents to resolve the issue.The two parties were involved in a third discussion on Wednesday, and the Director of the institution, Stacey French, issued her apology to the parents of Joshua Chacon – Karen Small and Jason Chacon, among a gathering of officials from the Education Ministry and the Social Cohesion Department.In making her apology, French stated that ultimately what was important was protecting children. Both parents accepted the apology given, while Chacon went on to further state that he would like to see more programmes to bring awareness of culture in Guyana.Also present at Wednesday’s engagement were Education Minister Nicolette Henry; Chief Education Officer Marcel Hutson; Deputy Chief Education Officer Ingrid Trotman; Education Ministry’s Legal Officer, Kelly-Ann Payne-Hercules and Private School Programme Coordinator of the Department of Social Cohesion, Sharon Patterson.Hutson stated that to begin resolving the issue, an apology was necessary as well as psycho-social support for the child. Further, Patterson supported the need for psycho-social support and stated her department’s willingness to also work with the teachers and staff of the school to ensure they have a better understanding of diversity and to enhance their capabilities to deal with such.Additionally, Minister Henry said that it was the responsibility of all stakeholders that some positive outcome was gained from the unfortunate situation.Minister Henry said that had better judgment prevailed, the entire episode could have been avoided. She said that the issue must be dealt with in such a way that when persons look back in retrospect, they must recall that it was resolved amicably and be reminded that there must be tolerance and respect for diversity.Meanwhile, at the National Toshaos Council (NTC) press conference, which was also held on Wednesday, it was revealed by NTC Vice Chairman Lenox Shuman that the Council was waiting on an invitation to visit the school so as to educate the administrative body and students about the culture of the Indigenous people. This, he said, is to ensure that such an incident is not repeated in the future.On May 25, the nine-year-old boy was stopped at his school gate since his Culture Day outfit was referred to by the institution as “inappropriate”. HeHis mother, Karen Small, then posted a picture on social media, which caught the attention of many, who condemned the actions of the school. She related that her child was brought to tears and then expressed loathing for the costume which he once admired. She explained that if the school was sceptical about the type of costume, then a guideline should’ve been disseminated to provide information on what is acceptable.last_img read more

January 6

Fight! Fight! Fight! Mass brawl leads to 12 RED CARDS!

first_imgThe football world was shocked earlier this week by the disgraceful scenes that forced the Serbia-Albania Euro 2016 qualifier to be abandoned.But, compared to this ‘action’ from Argentina, that was little more than a playground scuffle.This on-field brawl between players from Deportivo Roca and Cipolletti during a third tier match is nothing short of remarkable and led to an astonishing 12 red cards!And there wasn’t a drone in sight…!last_img

January 3

From the bench to the back of the net – episode three: London

first_imgtalkSPORT has teamed up with Royal Naval Reserve to bring you a series of brilliant documentaries exploring the very special role of the substitute in football.And in this episode we look at some of the greatest subs in London.For more information on the Royal Naval Reserve, visit royalnavy.mod.uk/rnrTo listen to previous episodes of From the bench to the back of the net, click herelast_img

December 28

Big Exxon profit may pale to ’06

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “As long as demand stays high, people will have to pay more,” said David E. Dismukes, an energy economist and associate director at Louisiana State University’s Center for Energy Studies. Exxon said Monday that its fourth-quarter profit climbed 27 percent to $10.71 billion. And with annual revenue of $371 billion – an amount that exceeds Saudi Arabia’s estimated gross domestic product in 2005 – Exxon will likely dethrone Wal-Mart Stores Inc. from atop the Fortune 500 when it’s released this spring. Wal-Mart, whose fiscal year runs through January, had $290.29 billion in revenue through December. Exxon said its average sale price for crude oil in the U.S. during the quarter was $52.23 a barrel, compared with $38.85 a year earlier. It sold natural gas in the U.S., on average, for $11.34 per 1,000 cubic feet, compared with $6.61 during the same period a year ago. While strong commodity prices underpinned the record earnings, Exxon executives said the company also deserved credit for completing projects on time while keeping costs in check. “Our record results show a disciplined approach and we continue to deliver superior value to our shareholders,” the company’s vice president of investor relations, Henry Hubble, told analysts in a conference call. Exxon’s results lifted the combined 2005 profits for the country’s three largest integrated oil companies to more than $63 billion. ConocoPhillips said last Wednesday that its fourth-quarter earnings rose 51 percent to $3.68 billion, while annual income climbed 66 percent to $13.53 billion. Two days later, Chevron Corp. said its fourth-quarter earnings rose 20 percent to $4.14 billion, while annual income jumped 6 percent to $14.1 billion. Exxon spent $5.2 billion in the fourth quarter to buy back 92 million of its own shares, and raised its dividend to 32 cents per share for the first quarter, compared to 29 cents per share last quarter. Hubble said Exxon spent $17.7 billion in 2005 to find and develop oil and gas, a $2.8 billion jump from the year before. He said projects in Qatar, Nigeria and Russia would keep the company “well-placed for continued growth.” But the oil industry’s stellar results renewed talk among some politicians for a windfall profit tax that would push companies to invest even more in new production and refining capacity. Sen. Barbara Boxer, a California Democrat who sharply criticized oil executives appearing before Congress in November, on Friday said the Bush Administration and Federal Trade Commission needed to “put an end to gouging.” She then suggested that FTC stood for “Friend to Chevron.” On Monday, the eve of President George W. Bush’s State of the Union address, Sen. Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, weighed in. “The federal government has a responsibility to make sure that these companies continue to innovate instead of just profiting from the status quo,” he said. “These companies should be investing in developing new sources of fuel and new technologies, like hydrogen fuel cells and alternative fuels, that will ease our dependence on foreign oil and help consumers save.” Rep. Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, said he planned to introduce legislation on Tuesday mandating that all cars sold in the U.S. be able to run on both gasoline and ethanol, a corn derivative. Analysts said they are not worried about any political fallout from the industry’s soaring profits. “I hope the capitalist system would promote and applaud the hard work of companies that have been smart and lucky to achieve good earnings for shareholders,” said Tina Vital, analyst for Standard & Poor’s. Exxon shares rose $1.82, or 3 percent, to close at $63.11 on the New York Stock Exchange. That is near the upper end of its 52-week trading range of $51.35 to $65.96. “The outlook is looking a lot better for them,” said Jacques Rousseau, analyst for Friedman, Billings, Ramsey and Co. “I think you’ll see more momentum.” Quarterly revenue ballooned to $99.66 billion from $83.37 billion a year ago but came in shy of the $100.72 billion Exxon posted in the third quarter, which was the first time a U.S. public company generated more than $100 billion in sales in a single quarter. By segment, exploration and production earnings rose sharply to $7.04 billion, up $2.15 billion from the 2004 quarter, reflecting higher crude oil and natural-gas prices. Production decreased by 1 percent due to the lingering effects of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, which battered the Gulf Coast in August and September. The company’s refining and marketing segment reported a 2 percent increase in earnings to $2.39 billion, while profits at its chemicals business declined by $413 million to $835 million because of higher raw materials costs. Exxon’s profit for the year was the largest annual reported net income in U.S. history, according to Howard Silverblatt, a senior index analyst for Standard & Poor’s. He said the previous high was Exxon’s $25.3 billion profit in 2004. The third best performance belongs to Citigroup Inc., which posted net income of $24.64 billion in 2005. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DALLAS – For anyone stunned by the size of Exxon Mobil Corp.’s $36.13 billion profit in 2005 – the highest ever for a U.S. company – some Wall Street analysts have a message: there’s more to come. “Unless (energy) prices collapse, earnings in 2006 will make 2005 look like a cake walk,” said Oppenheimer & Co. oil analyst Fadel Gheit. That would be good news for Exxon investors, who, like the company, have benefited enormously from high oil and natural-gas prices. But Democratic lawmakers expressed outrage at the industry’s latest profit surge, renewing calls for a windfall profits tax, as well as for increased investment in refining capacity and alternative fuels. Experts said there wasn’t much that could be done in the short term to lower the price of gasoline, which now hovers around $2.34 a gallon nationwide. last_img read more

December 27


first_imgJOE NASH WITH HIS 14llb SPURDOGBy all accounts – including those about the ones that got away – retired fishing tackle dealer Joe Nash has something of a reputation for landing big fish.So it was no surprise to his friends when the Kilmacrennan man added to his long tally of saltwater fish records again last week when he landed a cracking 14 lbs Spurdog.He was on board the “Bonito” skippered by Trevor Ryder from Downings. The fish is a dogfish shark – the biggest ever caught in Ireland was off Kenmare in 1998, weighing in at 21lbs.Apparently they’re a favourite dish for the Spanish and French, who fry them in garlic butter! ANGLER JOE LANDS ANOTHER MONSTER FISH! was last modified: July 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:ANGLER JOE LANDS ANOTHER MONSTER FISH!last_img read more

December 26


first_imgSHAY GIVEN could have a new club within days after being granted permission to miss Ireland’s friendly with Italy in Liege.The Lifford man had a superb game against Macedonia, pulling off several world class saves to help the national side to a Euro qualifier 2-0 win on Saturday night.And that was despite being targeted by soccer hooligans who shone a laser pen into his face in the first minute of the match. While Shay went on to have a great game, his Man City team-mate Joe Hart was having a nightmare at Wembley as England struggled to a 2-2 draw with Switzerland.Ireland assistant boss Marco Tardelli confirmed Given’s absence from the match in Belgium.“I think Shay Given and Kevin Kilbane have a problem,” said Tardelli.Now it’s understood Shay will have talks with Manchester City about his future. He still has two years left on his contract with the club and City are keen to keep the 35-year-old as cover for Joe Hart.But the County Donegal man craves first team football and he has been linked with a number of clubs including Celtic, Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs and Leicester City.Sources have not ruled out a loan move to Championship side Leicester with a 24-hour recall clause.Given would also love a return to Celtic.The situation is being monitored by Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool where Pepe Reina may well decide to leave Anfield this summer. If he does, it is almost certain that Given will go to Liverpool.Meanwhile former Ireland star Matt Holland was full of praise for Shay after the weekend win.“I thought Shay was superb,” said Holland.“He has had a frustrating season at Manchester City but twice he was called into action in Skopje and he made two wonderful saves. “His save in the 13th minute from Goran Pandev illustrated all that is wonderful about Given.“When you see Brad Friedel at 40 getting a two-year contract with Spurs you do really scratch your head at how Shay, five years younger, is still sitting on the bench at Manchester City.”OTHER STORIES:SHAY TARGETED BY HOOLIGANS:SHAY UNINJURED AFTER MACEDONIA FANS TARGET HIM WITH LASER PENSHAY MISSES ITALY GAME TO SORT OUT CLUB FUTURE was last modified: June 5th, 2011 by gregShare 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:arsenalCelticitalyLiverpoolShay Givenspurslast_img read more

December 25

Ventura breaks loose

first_img That was Camarillo’s only lengthy drive, though, in a 27-13 loss Friday at Ventura (1-0), a Southern Section Div. IV finalist last season. Camarillo quarterback Eric Arbuckle completed all three of his passes for 31 yards and Leaupepe ran for the other 59 yards on Camarillo’s opening scoring drive. Camarillo’s other touchdown came in the third quarter when it started with the ball on the Ventura 27-yard line after a long Leaupepe kickoff return. He scored on a 13-yard run two plays later to make the score 27-13 with 6:52 remaining in the third quarter. Camarillo had opportunities to draw within a touchdown in the second quarter, but it was unsuccessful on a fourth-down conversion from the Ventura 25-yard line. The Scorpions fumbled the ball on the Ventura 35-yard line on their next possession. Its final two drives ended in a fumble and interception in Ventura territory. Camarillo had two turnovers that led to two Ventura scores in the second quarter. Ventura took its first lead, 13-6 with 7:52 left in the first half, on an Anthony Talaugon run. Ventura started with the ball at the Camarillo 4-yard line after a botched snap while Arbuckle was in the shotgun. It took a 20-6 lead with 5.2 seconds left in the first half on a 4-yard pass from Mondol to Ben Horwitz. Sean Martin, (818) 713-3607 sean.martin@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Camarillo gained less than 100 yards of offense the remainder of the game and had five turnovers. Camarillo’s defense also had a promising first series, not allowing Ventura to advance the ball. But Ventura had 343 yards of offense the rest of the game. Ventura scored 27 unanswered points between the second and third quarters. Its final touchdown came on its first possession of the second half, which ended with a 10-yard touchdown pass from Lee Mondol to Brandon Smith. Mondol found holes in the Camarillo secondary all game, throwing short passes that his receivers ran for big gains. Mondol had 227 yards passing Friday and two touchdowns. Leaupepe led Camarillo (0-1) with 94 yards rushing and both Scorpion touchdowns. Arbuckle threw for 100 yards after completing 8 of 16 passes. center_img VENTURA – Camarillo High’s offense looked as if it might have an easy time with Ventura after its opening drive Friday night. The Scorpions offense operated perfectly during a nine-play, 90-yard drive that ended with a 2-yard Mychal Leaupepe touchdown run. last_img read more

December 24


first_imgDRUMKEEN NOTES Tullyvinney CupCongratulations to Everton F.C. from Drumkeen who won the Tullyvinney cup last weekend. They defeated a much fancied Kildrum Tigers 5-4 on penalties. The match ended one each after extra time with Benny Bonner getting the Drumkeen goal. A great achievement from the team with outstanding performances from veteran defenders Mo Deasley, Paul Leyden and Justin Deasley. AB FitnessThat’s the end of the boot camp, thanks to everyone who took part, brilliant improvements shown by everyone, next boot camp starts on Monday the 21st of July, everyone welcome and all types of fitness levels!. Check out our Facebook page AB FitnessCharlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 09th July 01, 06, 13, 21. No jackpot winner. Sean Toner wins €100. Next week’s jackpot €2,575. Go raibh maith agat. Summer CampDrumkeen Community Childcare will be holding a Summer Camp for ages 3 years to 6 years, from Monday 14th July until Friday 18th July from 9.30-12.30. Please contact the service for more details on 074 91 34844. Places are limited on this fun filled week with only a few places remaining.Michaela Foundation Girls Summer CampLoreto Convent, Letterkenny 14th-18th July. Give your awesome girl a week of confidence building; trained leaders will deliver 5 days of totally tremendous activities in fun, faith, fashion, Irish and wellbeing. For more information and to book visit: www.the michaelafoundaion.comParish Hall Anyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608Drumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included for next weekPlease Email: drumkeennotes@gmail.com or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Fri @ 8pm) DD LOCAL: FINAL PLACES LEFT FOR DRUMKEEN SUMMER CAMP was last modified: July 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:Drumkeen noteslast_img read more

December 22

Maneless Senegal confront Tanzania in Group C opener

first_imgMany is out suspended after accumulation of yellow cards in qualification. (PHOTOS/Agencies)AFCON 2019Senegal vs Tanzania30 June Air Defence Stadium, CairoSunday, 23-06-2019 @8pmCAIRO – Senegal will be without Sadio Mane when they take on Tanzania at the 30 June Air Defence Stadium in their group B opening game on Sunday evening.The Champions League winners is suspended after picking up two yellow cards in the qualifiers but Lions of Teranga, head coach Aliou Cisse says his side will not be bothered by Mane’s absence.“His absence should not in any way bother us,” stressed Cisse.“Certainly the presence of Sadio is beneficial, but without him we remain strong.Even without Mane, Senegal head into the game as strong favourites as they still boost one of the most devastating forward lines.With the likes of Balde Keita, M’Baye Niang and Ismaila Sarr, the Lions of Teranga will surely be too much for Tanzania.For the tournament proper, Senegal are also one of the favourites to win it.Senegal are one of the favourites to win AFCON 2019.However, they have never won it before with their best showing coming at the 2004 edition where they finished as runners ups to Cameroon.The Lions made it this far with five wins in six qualifiers, scoring 12 goals and conceding only two in that time.They have a well-marshalled defence which includes Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly and that should help them to a strong start here.For Tanzania, they have made it to this tournament for only the second time, after taking up a place in 1980 edition.This is Tanzania’s second appearance at the finals.They head into the 24 team tournament aiming to better their group stage exit in that edition, but do they have the required talent?The Taifa Stars do have some decent options within this squad, but this is the first fixture for them to start with. They are incredibly outmatched compared to one of the strongest – if not the strongest – group of players on the continent.Tanzania made the finals thanks to finishing second behind Uganda, edging out Lesotho and Cape Verde.It’s not the most impressive list of sides that they’ve seen off to make it here, while the gulf in class between those teams and Senegal is huge.These two teams have met just once so far. The sole game came ten years back, in the African Nations Championship Round 1 with Senegal winning it 1-0.The other games on Sunday-Morocco vs Namibia @5:30pm-Algeria vs Kenya @11pmComments Tags: AFCON 2019Aliou CisseBalde KeitaIsamail Sarrivory coastM’Baye NiangSadio ManeSenegalSouth AfricaTanzanialast_img read more

December 20

MLB announcer rankings: Kruk, Kuip and company dethroned

first_imgThe website awfulannouncing.com has released its latest in-depth rankings of local Major League Baseball broadcasting crews and — shocker of all shockers — the Giants’ team has bid “bye-bye baby” to the No. 1 spot.That’s right. Duane Kuiper, Jon Miller, Mike Krukow, Dave Fleming, Jeremy Affeldt and Javier Lopez were ranked No. 2 among MLB crews by the website. It’s a stunner, if only because the San Francisco squad was going for a three-peat after holding down top honors in 2017 and 2018.So …last_img read more