Cubana Air Tragedy victims remembered

first_imgThe 11 Guyanese who were among 73 passengers and crew members killed after two bombs exploded on a Cubana Airline flight off the coast of Barbados back in 1976 were remembered on Saturday during a commemorative ceremony to mark the 42nd anniversary of the Cubana Air Tragedy.The ceremony was held at the Cubana Air Tragedy Monument Site in the University of Guyana’s Turkeyen Campus.In remarks, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo recounted the rage and anger which spewed when the tragedy occurred, noting that the attack sought to punish small states for pursuing an independent path towards development.“Guyana has paid a heavy price in the loss of precious lives for dictating its own policies and goals, together with other small Caribbean States, towards a sister Caribbean nation. The Cubana terrorist bombing brought us shared grief, and it also strengthened our resolve not to severe our close bond with our brothers and sisters,” Nagamootoo said.Cuban Ambassador Narciso Reinaldo Amador Socorro, in paying tribute to the 73 victims, called out the intellectual authors behind the heinous attack for giving refuge to the perpetrators.“Cuba rejects all terrorist acts, methods and practices in all their forms and manifestations, by whoever against whoever, wherever they’re committed and whatever their motivation [is], including those in which there are governments directly or indirectly involved,” asserted the Cuban diplomat.He continued, “As it happens, in this dreadful crime in which the perpetrator was supported and protected by some states, Cuba not only condemns the people who committed this sabotage, but those who guarantee to them permission to carry out the crime, and those who are still providing protection and impunity to them as well.”Ambassador Socorro further urged that there be unity to overcome aggressions and adversities. He added that the best way to pay tribute to the victims is to continue to work hard for the strengthening of relationships between our people.On October 6, 1976, the Cubana Airline flight 455 left Guyana en route to Cuba with stops along the way in Trinidad, Barbados and Jamaica respectively.However, shortly after leaving the Barbados airport, there was an explosion in the aircraft’s rear, and upon realising that they could not make it back to the airport for an emergency landing, the pilot, Captain Wilfredo Perez, steered the plane towards the Atlantic Ocean, avoiding the tourist-packed Paradise Beach. Another bomb went off in the aircraft before it crashed, killing all 73 passengers and crew members on board.The Guyanese killed included: Seshnarine Kumar, 18; Ann Nelson, 18; Eric Norton, 18; Rawle Thomas, 18; and Jacqueline Williams, 19, all students on their way to study medicine and engineering in Cuba. Others who perished were relatives Violet and Rita Thomas, nine-year-old Sabrina Harrypaul, Margaret Bradshaw, Raymond Persaud, and economist Gordon Sobha.Among the other victims were five Koreans and 57 Cubans, including 24 members of the 1975 Cuban national fencing team, who were returning home after winning gold medals at the Central American and Caribbean Championship games.Investigations had revealed that CIA-linked anti-Castro Cuban exiles conspired with members of the Venezuela Secret Police to bomb the Cuban aircraft in protest of Castro’s dictatorial policies in Cuba.Four men who had joined the plane in Trinidad and disembarked the aircraft in Barbados were subsequently arrested and tried in Venezuela in connection with the bombing and murder of 73 persons.Two of them were sentenced to 20 years in prison, another was acquitted and subsequently moved to the United States, while the other escaped from Venezuela and fled to the United States.last_img read more

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Bennett’s hard work pays off

first_img– to host GTT Karate session todayGTT is observing Breast Cancer Awareness Month under the theme Pinktober, and is hosting a one-hour free karate session at Berea International Hall, opposite Impeccable Hall on Brickdam.GTT Pinktober flyerThe classes are being conducted by 2nd Dan black belt holder Miranda Bennette from 13:30h to 14:30h.Bennett started her martial arts career in 2002 at the age of seven and under the instruction of Sensi Robert Alleyne. She went on to Banks DIH and learnt Wado with Master Winston Dumbar.In July 2012, Bennett joined Little Diamond International Martial Arts Academy, known today as the Guyana International Kyokushinkai Martial Arts Academy (GIKMAA) under guidance of Dr Nazim Yassim, where she worked her way up the ladder to earn the title of 2nd Dan Black Belt.In 2017, GIKMAA collaborated with ‘LiveProactive’, and was placed in charge of teaching Tai Chi, Self-Defence and Kids Karate Class. Having the option, Bennett decided to teach Kids Karate Classes, where she could use her platform as a positive way to teach self-defence.She has stellar accomplishments under her belt, which include Community Spirit and Ambassador Hall of Fame Awards; being the first of 2 females to receive black belts in Guyana for Kyokushin, and also representing Guyana in Suriname to add to her long list of achievements.Bennett is currently in training for her ‘D’ level Referee and Judging certification exam, which is in November, along with her 1st Dan Kubodo Weapons Exam.In 2019, she intends to focus on her 3rd Dan and Chief Instructor level exams, which are also set for November, as she aims to qualify herself to become a standout for Guyana in karate.Bennett attributes her success to the continuous support of her family members, and she also greatly appreciates the assistance forthcoming from her current instructor Dr Nazim Yassim and the GIKMAA family, National Sports Commission (NSC) and Red Cherry Café, for their long standing support in helping her achieve her goals. (Timothy Jaikarran)last_img read more

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Klopp offers vague Liverpool injury update, rules out one player for Huddersfield

first_img Jurgen Klopp was coy when addressing media huge blow Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update latest shining 2 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT gameday cracker Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions REVEALED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 2 REVEALED When asked if he had an update on their progress, Klopp replied: “Not really. We had a session yesterday and a few of the boys trained, so we’ll have to see how they’ve reacted after that.“The only thing that is pretty sure is that Naby will not be available; with all the rest we have to see how it develops. That’s it, pretty much.”Regarding Van Dijk, the Liverpool manager insisted there were no long-term concerns over his recent rib injury.“You saw when he went off – everybody saw when he went off – in the home game against Southampton, Virg would not leave the pitch without any major problems.“It settled pretty quickly. Football players have to play very often with some kind of pain, that’s how it is. What it is exactly is not too important.“It’s all good, he has no problems with that anymore.” REVEALED TROPHY targets A quartet of Liverpool players were injured during the international break Latest Liverpool News Jurgen Klopp refrained from giving too much of his team news away ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Huddersfield this Saturday, live on talkSPORT.At his pre-match press conference on Friday, the Liverpool boss ruled out just one of his side’s many injury doubts, and stated that he was unsure whether the rest would feature. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Star forward Mo Salah limped off with a muscle problem while representing Egypt during the international break, while key defender Virgil van Dijk has been suffering from a bruised rib and so did not feature in the Netherlands’ second match.But they were both back in training on Thursday, as was James Milner, who has made a quicker than expected recovery from a hamstring injury.Sadio Mane underwent surgery on a broken thumb that he picked up while playing for Senegal and Naby Keita was carried off the field for Guinea after picking up a thigh issue. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Midfielder Adam Lallana, who has played just three minutes this season after sustaining a groin injury while on England duty last month, is also in line to return to action this weekend.The 30-year-old has stepped up his training in recent weeks, choosing to remain behind rather than travel with the squad for their Champions League match with Napoli earlier this month, to ensure he would be ready for the return of Premier League football.Asked if Lallana is in contention to face the Terriers, Jurgen Klopp said: “Yes, of course.“Now it’s getting a bit difficult with judging how fit he is really. But training looks tremendous; he obviously enjoys playing football. It’s easy to enjoy watching [him].”last_img read more

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LAURA’S BIG IDEA RAISES €1,500 FOR ST VINCENT DE PAUL

first_imgLAURA’S PARTY RAISED €1.5K FOR ST VINCENT DE PAULA 13-year-old Co Donegal schoolgirl has helped to raise €1,540 for the local St Vincent de Paul Christmas appeal.Laura Black talked her dad Jason into opening his Voodoo club open for a kids’ disco on Sunday – to help others this Christmas.Even Santa turned up for the occasion. Said Jason afterwards: “We had an incredible turn-out.“So many people came along to help and we had a fantastic day in the Greenroom.“We want to thank everyone who came along.“We are all so proud of our community after what they have done.” LAURA’S BIG IDEA RAISES €1,500 FOR ST VINCENT DE PAUL was last modified: December 17th, 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:500 FOR ST VINCENT DE PAULgreenroom liveLAURA’S BIG IDEA RAISES €1letterkennyVOODOOlast_img read more

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GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO ACT AFTER AIB PLAN INTEREST RATE HIKE – DOHERTY

first_imgSinn Fein Finance Spokesperson on Finance Pearse Doherty has said move by AIB to increase interest rates shows the need for Government intervention in the mortgage crisis. AIB Chief Executive David Duffy that the AIB is set to increase its variable interest rates on mortgages soon.Speaking today Deputy Doherty said Sinn Fein have raised the issue already in the Dail. “The same day I spoke on our motion the AIB announced it was to contact its 33,000 customers in arrears to talk to them about their situation. Yet today, they have indicated that they will soon raise their variable interest rates – a move which will affect 70,000 customers.“The government owns nearly 100% of AIB and should intervene and let it be known unambiguously that this hike is unacceptable.“The failure of the government to adopt a strong hand with the lenders, many owned by the State, has added to the crisis.“The first concrete action the government must take is to revisit the Personal Insolvency Act and remove the final say from the lenders. As long as the lenders have a veto there is little reason for them to seek fair compromises,” he said. He added Sinn Féin is calling for ‘independent agreements on mortgage distress’ to be decided by ‘a mortgage restructuring panel’ appointed by the minister.This panel would be empowered to act as an arbitrator with the authorisation to impose on both parties agreements aimed at prioritising the protection of the family home. These agreements should include write-downs where necessary.“In short, it is time for the government to get involved and get real. Today’s move by AIB shows the banks are not serious about entering into a process of finding realistic resolutions.”GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO ACT AFTER AIB PLAN INTEREST RATE HIKE – DOHERTY was last modified: February 20th, 2013 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:mortgage interest ratesPearse Dohertylast_img read more

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DONEGAL NEWSPAPER DENIES RTE BROADCASTER TO TAKE OVER

first_imgFanad-based media mogul John McAteer has denied claims that RTE broadcaster Sean O’Rourke is to take over the Tirconail Tribune.The new John McAteer?The well-known broadcaster has been appointed Pat Kenny’s replacement on the national broadcaster’s morning flagship programme.However O’Rourke said his ultimate aim is to retire to take over at the Milford-based Tribune. The broadcaster has a holiday home in Downings and spends a lot of time there.But McAteer, who is understood to have a number of media interests, has denied he is going anywhere.Reports that McAteer has also been approached by RTE because of his distinct Fanad accent could not be confirmed.McAteer and his publication is already known around the globe after the publication of the best-selling novel No News at Throat Lake. The book, written by former pop star Laurence Donegan, was set in the hi-tech offices of the Tribune in Milford. DONEGAL NEWSPAPER DENIES RTE BROADCASTER TO TAKE OVER was last modified: August 16th, 2013 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:John McAteerSean O’RourkeTirconail Tribunelast_img read more

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YOUNG DONEGAL PEOPLE VOTE MENTAL HEALTH THEIR KEY PRIORITY

first_imgThe large crowd which attended the conference.Mental health awareness has been voted as the top priority for Donegal Youth Council to work on over the next 2 years.More than 150 young people aged 12-18 from every corner of the county attended the annual Youth Council Agenda Day in the Clannree Hotel in Letterkenny.The conference gave them the opportunity to put forward issues for discussion, participate in facilitated discussions around each topic and vote to identify the top 5 key recommendations for the newly elected Youth Council to work on during their term. There were 15 recommendations put forward for voting on the day, with the top 5 identified for further development by the Youth Council being:MENTAL HEALTH – reduce stigma, knowing 5 a day & Positives, Teaching people to identify negative (help)SPORT – more opportunities to try new and different sportsBULLYING – SPOT & STOP Road Show, to educate young people and adults, to be aware of and take action on bullying. BODY IMAGE – Organise Express yourself DISCO in all schools (Boys and Girls wear what they want, Girls = no makeup or getting hair done)SPORT – Raise awareness of lack of funding and opportunities in schools in DonegalThe event for the Youth Council also marked the end of term for the 2012-2014 Donegal Youth Council where they presented to the audience the progress they made in relation to identified topics from the previous AGM, while the day also saw the newly elected Donegal Youth Council presented before their peers for the first time. The audience was also addressed by Cathairleach of Donegal County Council John Campbell.Donegal Youth Council is funded by Donegal County Council, HSE Health Promotion and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and aims to provide young people with opportunities to identify, prioritise and work on topics and projects which have been identified by the wider youth population of the county and also to provide young people with opportunities to have their voice heard by being involved in the development of local services and policies which affect themOTHER RECOMMENDATIONS PUT FORWARD FOR VOTING PROCESS Road Safety – Fun Interactive workshop in schools for 5th Years on Road Safety and the consequencesSexual Health – Get teachers who are interested in teaching sexual health having the opportunity to do so, or bring in professionals from other servicesBody Image – Campaign to promote healthy Body Image among Teens in DonegalPhysical Health – DYC plan, organise and facilitate a school challenge of a couch to 5K programme and aim to raise awareness of diet, consequences of no physical activity and bad diet. Physical Health – Helping everyone become involved in some physical activity through providing events to showcase sports, especially alternative sports like tag rugby etc.Drugs & Alcohol – Organise an event for Parents that highlights the dangers of underage alcohol and drug abuse. eg hold meeting in local school.Drugs & Alcohol – make Donegal’s young people more aware of the affects of Drugs/Alcohol/smokingBullying – hold a big event promoting bullying awareness & make a DVD to be shown at it & also available to take back to school youth clubs etc.Racism/LGBT (Inequality) – We feel it is really important to educate young people about discrimination issues such as Racism and LGBT. To result in better Mental Health, confidence and atmosphere in schools. We want to do this through awareness training, starting with teachers, students and the community.Employment – Raise awareness amongst local companies about Youth unemployment. Encourage business to employ young people/offer work experience and CV SkillsYOUNG DONEGAL PEOPLE VOTE MENTAL HEALTH THEIR KEY PRIORITY was last modified: November 7th, 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)last_img read more

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Job Vacancy: Donegal agricultural manufacturer needs office administrator

first_imgJOB VACANCY: One of the North-West’s leading agricultural manufacturers is seeking to recruit an ‘office administrator’ to join their dynamic, innovative and hardworking team. Smyths Daleside Feeds based in Ballindrait, Lifford, Co. Donegal manufacture animal feeds for the domestic market. Established in 1865 Smyths is a subsidiary of Donegal Investment Group.Job Title: Office Administrator Job Responsibilities: Maternity Leave cover (end of November for 26 weeks plus)Duties include taking telephone orders, answering sales queries, bank reconciliations, haulier accounts and general office tasks.Hours of work 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and one Saturday morning per month.If you are interested please send your up-to-date CV to emarley@donegaligroup.com by Wednesday 2nd November, 2016.Alternatively you can post your CV to The Human Resources Manager, Donegal Investment Group, Ballyraine, Letterkenny.Job Vacancy: Donegal agricultural manufacturer needs office administrator was last modified: October 25th, 2016 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)last_img read more

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Falcons fall to Ndejje at YMCA

first_imgGodwin Muahamireho (14) pulls down a rebound. He picked game high 11Wednesday, April 24Women: UMU Ravens 45-48 KIU RangersMen: Falcons 63-81 Ndejje AngelsDays after unveiling there new players Falcons remained winless after Ndaejje University Angels hammered them 63-81 at YMCA court Wandegeya on Wednesday.Falcons had new signings Vinnie Jurua and Michael Kojo play for the first time this season since joining the team but their efforts were not enough to overcome Ndejje.Jurua marked his second spell at the club, had joined Warriors when Falcons got relegated in 2017, scored nine points off the bench.Kojo who was at Betway Power last season, hit 7 points and 11 rebounds, shooting 1-14 from the field.The league’s record joint winners – tied on six championships with City Oilers – got off to a strong start when they took a 15-11 lead in the first quarter.Ndejje returned the better side to win the second quarter 21-14 and take a 32-29 slender lead at the long break.Walker Obedi’s side, guided by Samuel Ajack, managed to finish off the business as they won the next two quarters 23-16 and 26-18 in that order to seal their second win of the season.Ajack shot 6-10 from three point range to collect 23 points, Derrick Katumba and Innocent Ochera added 17 and 13 points respectively.Dickson Asiku managed 14 points while Said Khamis contributed 11 points and eight rebounds in a losing effort.It should be noted that this is Falcons third loss from as many games played this season and the previous defeats they suffered were against Sharing Youth and City Oilers.Falcons will return to action next Wednesday against KIU Titans.Ndejje who moved second on the log, below leaders JKL Dolphins, have won two games in a row since losing to UCU Canons in their opener.In the Women game, KIU Rangers capitalized on UMU Ravens’ poor start to clinch a 48-45 win, there third from as many attempts.Ravens, coached by Roger Sserunyigo, lost the first quarter 4-10 but could score 21 points in the last quarter before KIU held on for a hard fought victory.Commentslast_img read more

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Revealed: 2018 fixtures released as Finn Harps begin away to Drogheda

first_imgFinn Harps will begin the 2018 season with an away trip to Drogheda United, it has been confirmed. The fixtures were released this afternoon and Ollie Horgan’s men head to Drogheda for their season opener against an also just-relegated side on February 23rd.Harps’ first home game will come a week later as Longford Town visit Finn Park on March 2nd, with Shelbourne coming to Finn Park on March 9. Ollie Horgan has been busy building his squad for 2018, with Shane Blaney, Ciaran Coll, Gareth Harkin, Ciaran O’Connor, Aidan Friel and Paddy McCourt already signed up for the new campaign.Season Tickets are available online and from the Finn Harps Clubhouse on weekdays from 10-5pm and Saturdays 11-4pm with early bird prices applying before Christmas.The full fixture list is available here http://cms.sseairtricityleague.ie/sites/default/files/inline-files/2018%20Season%20SSE%20Airtricity%20League%20Fixture%20List.pdfRevealed: 2018 fixtures released as Finn Harps begin away to Drogheda was last modified: December 19th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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)last_img read more

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