About a week after placing a “stay order” on all activities of the Special Senatorial Election, the Supreme Court is expected today, Friday, to hear arguments in the case. All activities related to holding the election remain suspended at the moment. Associate Justice Philip A. Z. Banks, Justice presiding in Chamber of the High Court last Friday issued a “stay order” against the holding of the election. Justice Banks’ order came after several institutions and individuals including Concern Group of Eminent citizens as well as political parties asked the Court to do so.He later referred the case to the Full Bench of the Supreme Court, saing that “a single justice can’t hear case involving constitutional matter.”The Full Bench had decided to hear argument in the matter today, following fear over the constitutionality, if the exercise does not take place on December 16.Some legal pundits told the Daily Observer that the Court’s Full Bench, comprising of five Justices, will be debating on whether NEC was in violation to declare December 16 for the holding of the Special Senatorial Election. Those legal minds, without preempting what the highest court’s decision would be, also said the Court would like to know whether the postponement of the election process during this Ebola crisis is constitutional or whether NEC has put into place necessary preventive measure to stop the spread and transmission of the deadly virus. “Those are some of the key issues the lawyers of both parties, including NEC will be arguing on today,” one of them said preferring to remain anonymous.The five-judge panel of the Supreme Court has not said whether they would also rule in the matter today, immediately following the argument.According to our Judicial Correspondent, the Full Bench takes four to five days before they can come down with their opinion or ruling into a matter.“With less than 11 days to the holding of December 16 election, if the Full Beach choses to follow their normal ruling requirement, will it give enough time for NEC to hold a free, fair and transparent election?” one of the legal pundits asked, rhetorically. “Will the candidates have enough time to carry out their campaigning activities?”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A five-month-old infant was on Tuesday electrocuted at his Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) home.Dead is Mason Cush of Lot 207 Number 76 Housing Scheme, Corentyne, Berbice.Reports are the infant’s mother Onessa Jackson, 27, took him off her bed at about 12:00h on Tuesday and placed him on the floor as she straightened the bedding. However, while on the floor, the infant grabbed hold of an electric wire which had scotch tape on a section which was broken. The infant reportedly made contact with the exposed part of the wire and was helpless; by the time Jackson realised what had happened, the child was electrocuted.He was rushed to the Skeldon Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The incident was reported to the Police and the mother was taken into custody. However, she was released on Thursday.A post-mortem examination is expected to be performed on the infant’s body today.
BG – worth $46 billion – posted a record $5 billion loss in the fourth quarter, citing the drop in commodity prices and a reduction in its Australian assets’ value. Shell, whose market value is $202 billion, posted a decline of its shares by 5.5 per cent in the past year – the equivalent of 21.6 billion in cash and near-cash items.BG shares fell 20 per cent in the past year.All of this uncertainly is contributing to more doubt surrounding both companies’ proposed LNG terminals on B.C.’s coast. If the acquisition is successful, the question is raised; will Shell go ahead with both projects, cancel one or perhaps cancel both.- Advertisement -Shell estimates the cost to construct its proposed terminal in Kitimat is $40 billion – with 50 per cent ownership through its subsidiary Shell Canada Energy. BG has slowed work on its proposed Prince Rupert terminal – citing 2017 as the earliest year for a final investment decision.Moody’s Investors Service Inc. says “the vast majority” of B.C.’s LNG projects face cancellation.Shell went on record today to say the deal would enhance the prospect for new projects – particularly in Australia and Brazil. Shell’s worldwide production fell to the equivalent of 3.08 million barrels a day in 2014 – the lowest in at least 17 years.Advertisement Last month, head of BG Canadian operations Madeline Whitaker left to fill another poison in the company and was not replaced – adding to the uncertainty of their operations in B.C.BG has released a statement saying Shell will need to make a decision one way or another by May 5, 2015 the latest.Follow this link to read both Globe and Mail reports.
Brave business savvy 5th class pupils of Woodlands N.S. stepped into the Dragon’s Den at Loreto Letterkenny this week for a thrilling and entertaining competition.This successful collaboration between primary and post-primary schools was largely made possible by Loreto Business Studies teachers, Miss Mairead Boyle and Miss Noreen McGlynn. Two transition year students also played a vital organising role. Such great business opportunities are made available to young students thanks to Bank of Ireland sponsorship.Loreto Letterkenny/ Woodlands NS Dragons Den event, Thursday 24th January 2019On Thursday last, nine groups of talented primary school students presented and pitched their product ideas to three Loreto pupils who acted as Dragons. The goal of the primary school students was to leave the Den with the best offer they could possibly obtain from the Dragons.The very adept young students did not disappoint with their fantastic, innovative ideas. Along the ideas was clothing with technology that notified someone with diabetes if their blood sugars were low, from a group called Hypo-Vibo.The Clush Covers team created an accessory for football boots that would prevent dirt building up on the bottom of the shoes. This is only a small sample of the ingenious ideas that were included in this event. Each group impressed with prodigious business ideas and their presenting, negotiating and bargaining talents.Each and every group wowed not only the Dragons but everyone in attendance.2nd Year Business students were granted the chance to observe this event and received great inspiration for their own business ideas. The pupils marvelled at the bright young business minds Woodlands has to offer.This event also helped the Woodlands pupils gain confidence and experience in public speaking and gave them an exciting, interactive introduction to the business world.After all projects had been presented, the Dragons faced the tough task of choosing winners.Eventually the Dragons reached a decision but it was noted that all nine groups who had participated did an outstanding job that they should all take much pride in. A prize was given for best boy and best girl presenter. The two winners stood out to the dragons and immensely impressed them.The best product idea was given to MykroBands. This product had an accessory that you attached to an item such as your phone or keys. If lost, an accompanying app would help you locate the missing item. This idea impressed the Dragons greatly and was a well deserving winner.The event was described as a very successful and beneficial initiative to all who attended.Woodlands students got the great opportunity to pitch their business ideas and all at Loreto were enlightened and inspired by the wonderful, bright minds of the Woodlands pupils. This event enabled Loreto Letterkenny and Woodlands N.S. to collaborate together and inspire each other, it allowed both parties to see the wonderful work that goes on in their schools and give great opportunities for their students to learn in a fun, collaborative way.It was evident that the event was largely enjoyed by all and will hopefully promote and encourage more partnership and collaboration between local schools in the future.Woodlands entreprenuers enter Loreto’s Dragons’ Den! – Picture Special was last modified: January 25th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:BusinessDragon’s DenLoreto Letterkennywoodlands ns
Arsenal’s pursuit of Barcelona winger Arda Turan has received a major boost after Besiktas pulled out of the running to sign him.The Super Lig giants were hopeful of luring Turan back to his homeland this summer with his first-team opportunities at the Nou Camp limited.But, according to Spanish newspaper Marca, Besiktas have balked at the £26.5million asking price and they will now turn their attentions to other targets.That will come as good news to Arsenal who have been extensively linked with the 30-year-old over the past 12 months.Turan has struggled to establish himself at Barca since arriving from Atletico Madrid in 2015 and has so far started just 23 league games in nearly two years.Arsenal are expected to recruit heavily this summer and the Istanbul-born ace is reportedly high on the wish list. 1 Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan
Darragh Ó Sé has revealed that former Donegal manager Jim McGuinness was given his marching orders when he turned up at Kerry training session when he was a student at Tralee IT. McGuinness studied at Tralee IT for years and was still a key player for Donegal during that period.McGuinness also captained Tralee IT to Sigerson Cup success during his academic tenure in Kerry. However, Darragh Ó Sé revealed how perplexed then manager Paidí Ó Sé was at the prospect of a shaggy-haired McGuinness just landing at Kerry training looking to take part.Ó Sé wrote in his column with The Irish Times, “I remember years ago when he was in studying in Tralee, he turned up at Kerry training one night looking to join in.“Now, if a fella ponied up at club training some evening looking to keep his hand in, you might say fair enough.“Definitely if he was in decent shape and looked like the kind of fella who might do some of your running for you, you’d welcome him with open arms. But Kerry training? Not so fast, buddy. Páidí was over us at the time and he was nearly shocked at the notion of it.“It was like, where did yer man get the balls to turn up here? And him from where? Donegal? Ah no.“Funny, I always thought afterwards that McGuinness’s long hair probably counted against him that night. It wouldn’t have helped his cause anyway.Still, when you think about it, it shows the kind of fella he was, even then.He was driven, he had no inferiority complex. He didn’t see barriers up ahead. It wouldn’t occur to 99.9 per cent of intercounty players to even go and watch Kerry training but McGuinness just figured he’d turn up with his boots and give it a shot.DARRAGH Ó SÉ RECALLS HILARIOUS MOMENT JIM MCGUINNESS WAS CHASED FROM KERRY TRAINING was last modified: June 3rd, 2015 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:ChasedDarragh Ó SéGAAJim McGuinnessKerrynewsSporttraining
The future looks bright for the students who graduated from LYIT on Friday, October 25.The class of Mechanical Engineering students who were conferred at LYIT yesterday.Helena Gavigan of Rathmullan with her proud parents Seamus and Dominica.John Long from Castlefin with his parents Trevor and Gillian and sisters Lorna and Jennifer when he graduated from LYIT this week.Aoife Whelan and her proud mum at the graduation ceremony in LYIT whe she graduated with an honours degree in Nursing.Mark and Kirsty Boland who both graduated at LYIT this week. Mark received his degree in Mechanicl Engineering while Kirsty received her degree in Administration and Management.Rhonda Colhoun with her proud parents Maureen and RoyMichelle Brogan with daughters Amy and Tiegan when was conferred with her degree in Business Adminstration and Management.Graduant Leanne Mcclelland with her daughters Mia and Amy when she was conferred with her degree in Business Administration.PICTURE SPECIAL: LYIT GRADUATION DAY was last modified: October 28th, 2013 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:2013educationgraduationLYITpicture special
The Bumbleance Children’s Ambulance project is seeking walkers and joggers to take part in the North-West 10K.The service helps families in Donegal bring very special little passengers to hospital and treatment centres around the country.They are trying to organise volunteers to take part in the NW 10K to raise much-needed funds. Those interested in raising funds can get sponsorship cards from 086 2740777. Among the many patients to benefit from the Bumbleance Service was little Jack Beatie Buchannan who celebrated his 3rd birthday this week.Little Jack was first to use the Bumbleance service.So if you haven’t signed up to a team or a sponsor, why not give the Bumbleance team a call. It’s a great cause. BUMBLEANCE TEAM SEEKS WALKERS AND JOGGERS FOR NORTH-WEST 10K was last modified: March 23rd, 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:BumbleanceNorth West 10kvolunteers
Minister Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, the Minister with Special Responsibility for the OPW and Flood Relief, has promised to revisit parts of Donegal which suffered major flood damage in August 2017.The Minister is due to visit the county with his officials in a fresh bid to progress works for dedicated flood relief and mitigation measures throughout Inishowen and other affected areas.Minister Moran made the commitment this morning during discussions with Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty at an Oireachtas Finance Committee meeting. Deputy Doherty highlighted the mixed progress made on flood and coastal erosion schemes which were promised for a number of communities.Solutions are being sought for regular flood-affected areas including Finn Valley basin, Downings, Glenties, Kerrykeel and Burnfoot, while the Minister had also committed to progress efforts aimed at tackling coastal erosion at sites throughout West Donegal including at Maghery, Magheraroarty, Carrickfinn and Portnoo.The Minister is due to review the mixed pace of progress on these relief schemes during his visit.Sinn Féin Deputy Pearse Doherty said there has been increased concern locally following recent heavy rainfall. Deputy Doherty said: “This week, owing to recent heavy rains and localised flooding in parts of the county, I’ve been contacted by countless local residents, businesses and community groups in areas such as the Finn Valley who are justifiably concerned at the lack of progress made so far to actually develop these schemes.“They are fearful for their properties and understandably do not want a repeat of floods which have devastated their communities following a number of notable flood events in recent years.”Doherty said he was delighted with the response to his invite to the Minister’s willingness to take action on works.Deputy Doherty added: “I of course very much welcome the commitment the Minister has given at this morning’s session, and I am sure that communities in Donegal will also take some solace from this news.“In the interim, I will continue to work closely with all the communities involved in the hope that everything which can be done to highlight their needs and lobby on their behalf is done to have these vital projects expedited and delivered.” Minister to revisit Donegal for flood scheme inspections was last modified: March 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:flood reliefminister kevin boxer moran
11 May 2010For a group of youngsters, the international flavour of the Fifa World Cup™ came to South Africa a few weeks early as they took to the field for the 2010 National Schools Football Final, with each team “adopting” a World Cup participating nation.The tournament, which took place at Marks Park Sports Club in Johannesburg on the weekend, forms part of the My 2010 School Adventure campaign.The campaign, a partnership between the 2010 Local Organising Committee and the Departments of Basic Education, Arts and Culture, and Sport and Recreation, has seen over 8 000 schools around the country taking part in regional tournaments over the last few months, with the winners from the boys and girls u14 and u18 categories in each province representing at the national finals.Having adopted Spain, Seiphemelo Secondary School from North West province won the main match of the finals. Such was the significance of the event that the main game, the boys under 18 final, along with nine other games, was televised on sports channel Supersport.What the children did not know was that, as a reward for going so far in the campaign, 5 000 World Cup tickets were made available to the young players through the 2010 Fifa World Cup Ticket Fund.“I feel great about the campaign because it ensures that young people like myself are removed from the streets and from participating in unsavoury activities and instead are given the opportunity to participate in something meaningful,” said Seiphemulo Secondary School student Lucky Matinyane.“Some of us come from poor families, so we would not have had the opportunity to attend a World Cup game had it not been for this initiative.”Despite falling short at the final hurdle, Buddy Dodovu from the Keurhof Special School said he felt “very good and excited about the My 2010 Schools Adventure, because it gives us the feeling that the World Cup is really here.“I feel we have gained a lot from this experience because we’ve heard that there are a lot of academies that will be recruiting from these finals,” Dodovu said.The National Football Finals were contested by both boys and girls in the under 14, under 18, and Learners with Special Educational Needs divisions.Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committee