Miss Linden Beauty Pageant cancelled!!!

first_imgWith just two weeks remaining before the highly anticipated Linden Town Week (LTW) 2018, one of the featured events, the beauty pageant, has been cancelled in light of a scandal. Initially, seven delegates were poised to compete and the cancellation has definitely taken a toll on them.The decision to quash the pageant was taken on Wednesday evening by the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LMTC). LTW Project Coordinator Devin Sears told Guyana Times Entertainment that the majority of Councillors voted against the hosting of the pageant.The decision to cancel the pageant came after allegations surfaced of sexual misconduct on a delegate by a popular Linden businessman while the delegate was seeking sponsorship.The incident allegedly took place at the businessman’s home on March 3, 2018. The incident is being investigated by the Police.On Tuesday, former Linden Mayor, Carwyn Holland, called for the pageant to be cancelled following the revelation of sexual exploitation. Holland, who is no stranger to pageantry, is well aware of the consequences of such an allegation and thought it fit to make representation to call off the pageant.He described the incident as disturbing and urged young women in pageantry to lift their heads high as they are ambassadors of the communities they represent.last_img read more

LABA planned secondary schools 5-a-side POSTPONED

first_imgDue to unforeseen circumstances, Tuesday’s planned Inter-Secondary Schools five-a-side basketball championship for schools in Linden has been postponed to next Friday.President of the Linden Amateur Basketball Association, Lawrence Simon, said it was unfortunate that the inaugural championship billed for the Mackenzie Sports Club hard-court today had to be put back due to problems outside the control of his Association.LABA President Lawrence Simon posing with one of the trophies for the tournamentHe said the trophies have already been acquired for the event and thanked the sponsors so far for their faith in pulling off the event for school players in the under-19 age category.He said the Education Department has been helpful in getting the schools to play in the event, but hopes that next Friday the players will get a chance to show their talent.The schools invited to send teams are Christianburg Wismar Secondary, Wisburg, Harmony, New Silvercity and Linden Foundation Secondary Schools, and the Linden Technical institute.last_img read more

Street-fighter Hamilton out for Singapore sting

first_imgBut an unexpected victory for the Mercedes driver, who edged to the front of the standings by just three points with his wire-to-wire win in Italy, would set alarm bells ringing at Ferrari.The Italian team will be smarting after Hamilton’s crushing triumph at their home circuit this month — spoiling their 70th anniversary party, and earning boos on the podium from irate fans.Another disappointment on Sunday in Singapore, the 14th of 20 races and the unofficial start of the title run-in, would deflate optimism of Ferrari’s first world title in a decade.Ferrari’s downforce is a key weapon at the 23-corner street circuit, whose lack of long straights traditionally nullifies Mercedes’ high-speed advantage and puts overtaking at a premium.Lewis Hamilton heads of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel during the Belgian Grand Prix last month. Hamilton is out to upset Singapore race favourites Ferrari at the twisty street circuit this weekend © AFP/File / Emmanuel DUNANDMercedes chief Toto Wolff said the German marque faced a difficult weekend — but he will take heart from the fact that in five of the last seven seasons, the winning driver in Italy also took the chequered flag in Singapore.“So far this year, we have seen the pendulum swing according to circuit type. On the surface, Singapore is the kind of circuit that should favour both Ferrari and Red Bull,” said Wolff.“Both have shown strong performance on low-speed circuits demanding maximum downforce, and we have found life more difficult at those places in 2017.”– Heart and passion –But Wolff added: “We have made good progress in understanding what we need to do in order to get the most from the chassis… It’s a weekend when every part of the team needs to be at its best if you wish to score a strong finish.“We will aim to put all the pieces of the puzzle together and finish strongly.”Hamilton’s blistering form in qualifying this year, which saw him take a world-record 69th pole position in Monza, also gives Mercedes a chance. All but two of the races in Singapore have been won from pole and Hamilton is on a roll, having won three of the last four grands prix.The three-time world champion Hamilton, who penned a poetic tribute to mark 20 years since the death of Princess Diana, was also moved to wax lyrical about his performances behind the wheel.“I definitely feel like I have found more heart and passion within myself in the last three or four races,” he said at Monza.“Silverstone was an empowering weekend and that has kind of sparked a forest fire in me and that is hopefully reflecting in my driving.“While I feel like I always drive with my heart — my heart is really the engine, the power and the force behind what I do — my mind is like the rudder, and I feel like it has been steering me in the right direction.”Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo will also approach the weekend with confidence after reaching the podium on his last three trips to Singapore.“(It’s) one of our best chances of a win in the second half of the season,” said the Australian, who won in Azerbaijan and lies fourth in the standings.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Lewis Hamilton celebrates pole position for Mercedes next to second-placed Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix last month. Hamilton is out to upset Singapore race favourites Ferrari at the twisty street circuit © AFP/File / JOHN THYSSINGAPORE, Singapore, Sep 13 – Lewis Hamilton will aim to plunge a dagger into Sebastian Vettel’s world title ambitions by upsetting his expected march to victory in Singapore — two weeks after ruining Ferrari’s anniversary celebrations at Monza.Hamilton is distinctly second favourite against his title rival at the twisting, turning and stiflingly hot Marina Bay street circuit, which plays to Ferrari’s strengths and where Vettel has won four of the nine races.last_img read more

Kinder Morgan says ‘net price’ for Trans Mountain pipeline is $325 million lower than announced

first_imgAn attached report from adviser TD Securities concludes that the deal as negotiated is fair for shareholders. CALGARY, A.B. – Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. says the actual price the federal government will pay for its Trans Mountain pipeline system and expansion project will be hundreds of millions of dollars less than the $4.5 billion it announced in May.In a regulatory filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the company says it estimates it will have to pay at least $325 million in capital gains taxes to the Canadian government when the deal is concluded.It says that reduces the “net price” to $4.175 billion.- Advertisement -The filing is designed to advise Kinder Morgan Canada shareholders in advance of their vote on the transaction in August. Houston-based parent company Kinder Morgan, Inc. owns about two-thirds of the shares.The document also recounts the negotiations that led to the deal, including an initial offer by the company to give the government a five per cent equity stake in return for financial guarantees and Ottawa’s counter suggestion it could buy 51 per cent of the pipeline assets.The filing notes that once they decided on a 100 per cent sale, Kinder Morgan offered to sell for $6.5 billion and the government came back with a counter offer of $3.85 billion.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgMs. Blathnaidh Colhoun, Loreto Education Centre, Rebecca Mc Nutt (Junior Winner), Mr. A. Kelly (Principal) photographed with judge, Ian Orr.The heavy Donegal rain poured last Wednesday morning as cars with students, teachers and parents arrived in Milford from Loreto schools all around the country. The schools included Loreto College, Swords; Loreto High School, Beaufort; Gorey Community School and Loreto Secondary School, Leterkenny.Parking attendants guided cars to their reserved parking spaces. Large boxes emerged from the car with students struggling to be seen behind them. Cake tins, mixing bowls ,ribbons and icing bags were to be seen. All had landed in Milford for the First ever Great Loreto Bake off. An inter schools competition has been developed & launched by the Home Economics staff at Loreto Community School Milford (Lynda Morrow, Margaret O’Connor and Alison Stoddart).Students had to get through three rounds (signature bake, technical challenge & showstopper) in their own school before getting to the national final in Milford.Finalists in the Loreto bake-off.Students had three hours to prepare, bake and decorate a themed cake of their choiceThe school was lucky enough to have Celebrity judge Ian Orr (from Browns Restaurants Derry and Letterkenny and face of Lidl Northern Ireland) to judge the competition. Ian was a big hit with the students as he took time to talk them about their creation and even admitted to picking up a few tips himself!!!! The visiting teachers were treated to a master class in food demonstration from Ian with the chocolate fondant dessert proving a big favourite.Hoards of students peeked through the glass window trying to get a glimpse of the cakes…and begging to get a taste.After the three hours, marvelous creations were to be seen with love heart shaped cakes, bird houses and decorations of handmade truffles, hand made caramel and sugar craft on top and a wide variety of coloured icing revealing delicious orange/ lemon/coffee/maderia cakes underneath when cut.Ian had the very difficult task of making the final choice. The senior winner was Chloe Marks from Loreto Swords and Junior Winner was Loreto C.S. Milford’s own student Rebecca McNutt.Finalists in the bake-off.Students were given a cash prize and a luxury cake decorating hamper from Crafter’s Basket, Sligo. Star Bakers awards were won by Fiona Boyce Loreto Letterkenny and Ann Marie Eikrem,Gorey Community school. These students were presented with a hamper from Mcgettigans Bakery,Letterkenny. Presenting the prizes was Blaithnaidh Colhoun from the Loreto Eduation centre,one of the main sponsors of the event. The Home Economics Department would like to thank their other sponsors : Loreto Community School, Milford, Parents Association ; Donegal Manor, Guest House and Cookery School; Marks & Spencers, Letterkenny; Castlegrove Country House Hotel; Letterkenny; Gallagher’s Butchers and Bakery Ballybofey, Castlefinn and Strabane; Bacus Ui Baoill, Fintown.THE GREAT LORETO BAKE-OFF ENJOYS A HUGE SLICE OF SUCCESS was last modified: May 18th, 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:bake-offdonegalLoretoMilfordlast_img read more

Spurs hitman Harry Kane happy to be back after ‘difficult’ spell on sidelines

first_img1 Harry Kane’s penalty earned Spurs a draw against north London derby rivals Arsenal Kane could have had more than just his penalty to mark his return, having missed a handful of chances earlier in the game.Asked if he likes the responsibility of being Tottenham’s go-to man for goals, he replied: “Yes, it’s what it’s all about. I’m in the team to score goals.“I try and score as many as I can in the season to help the team out. Whenever I’m on the pitch I feel confident.“I had a header in the first half which went just wide, an effort at the back post [second half] which I didn’t get the best contact on and I obviously scored a penalty. It was great to be back in those situations and to be back among the goals.” It felt amazing to be back out on that pitch with my team! I’ve missed that feeling of scoring! 😍 #COYS pic.twitter.com/r5RKvBcmZg— Harry Kane (@HKane) November 6, 2016 Tottenham striker Harry Kane admits it was difficult to watch from the sidelines as his team-mates struggled for goals, but insists he is ready to lead from the front once again after scoring on his comeback in the north London derby.The 23-year-old put a seven-week injury lay-off behind him by slotting home a penalty as Spurs left Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium with a 1-1 draw.An ankle injury had kept England international Kane out of action and saw him miss ten games for Tottenham, with the club failing to win the last six without him spearheading their attack.In that run, Spurs managed just four goals and Kane hopes that will change now he’s back in the fold.“It has been difficult, especially with the team going through a bit of a spell where we haven’t been winning games,” he said.“It’s hard. It’s like watching my family – I just want to be out there helping them. But it’s part of it. I was there training with the team, I was around them.“It has been a difficult spell for us but we came out against Arsenal and played very well, we could have even nicked it.“I felt fine. I have been working hard to be ready and I wouldn’t have been out there if I wasn’t feeling good enough.“I’m happy with it. I still need to get some match fitness, but I was delighted to be out there and to score.”last_img read more

VIDEO: Alvaro Negredo takes part in cringe worthy Besiktas unveiling

first_img1 Ricardo Quaresma and recently signed Pepe were roped in to take part #ComeToBeşiktaş ⚡ pic.twitter.com/x2o2xmsc2R— Beşiktaş JK (@Besiktas) August 2, 2017center_img New summer signings are the latest gift to the internet for football fans.Roma and Southampton have led the way with some slick and rather clever unveilings of their new men.But Turkish club Besiktas may have let the side down with their attempt this week.Alvaro Negredo had been linked with the likes of Swansea and Leeds this summer before agreeing terms with the Turkish Super Lig side.Ricardo Quaresma and recently signed Pepe were roped in to take part in the embarrassingly – but almost endearing – wooden clip.last_img read more

Arsenal and Liverpool eyeing Julian Draxler but PSG star wants Barcelona move

first_img Julian Draxler in action for Paris Saint-Germain Julian Draxler wants to secure a move to Barcelona before the transfer window shuts.The Germany international only joined Paris Saint-Germain in January after Wolfsburg accepted a bid of £35.5m.However, the attacking midfielder is reportedly already unhappy at the French champions and he wants to leave.Such news will no doubt put the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool on red alert as both clubs were interested in Draxler before he joined PSG.But, according to El Mundo Deportivo, the 23-year-old isn’t fussed about offers from England because he wants to join Barcelona.The Spanish club are in the market for attacking reinforcements since Neymar left for PSG in a world record £200m deal.Draxler is well aware of Barca’s situation and as such he has told his agent to try and broker him a switch to the Camp Nou before listening to other offers. 1last_img read more

Congress asks 4 to testify in HP probe

first_imgSAN JOSE – Four key people in the Hewlett-Packard boardroom leak investigation scandal have been asked to testify before a congressional committee probing the questionable use of phone records by investigators working for HP. Asked to testify Sept. 28 before the investigative subcommittee of House Energy and Commerce are Board Chairwoman Patricia Dunn; HP legal counsel Ann Baskins; Larry Sonsini, a prominent Silicon Valley lawyer who is HP’s external lawyer; and Ronald R. DeLia, a Needham, Mass., private investigator and operator of Security Outsourcing Solutions. “Given the circumstances surrounding this particular case of pretexting involving the highest levels of corporate governance within Hewlett-Packard Co., the company’s general counsel, and the Board of Directors’ outside counsel, I ask that HP carefully consider this hearing an opportunity to be fully open and transparent with the testimony that its officers and counsel provide,” Ed Whitfield, a Kentucky Republican and chairman of the oversight and investigations subcommittee, said in letters to the four. All four have played prominent roles in reports about the investigation, which Dunn initiated to find out who was leaking information from board meetings to the media. California Attorney General Bill Lockyer says the pretexting broke state laws and his office will file criminal charges. Other investigations are being conducted by the Justice Department, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission and the Energy & Commerce’s investigative subcommittee.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 Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleHP spokesman Mike Moeller responded Friday to the letter, saying, “HP has been and will continue to fully cooperate with all ongoing investigations and inquiries and we will continue to do so going forward.” HP had no comment on whether Baskins or Dunn plan to attend the hearing. Baskins was assigned some authority over the probe; Sonsini provided the board with legal advice, and DeLia apparently was hired to help with the investigation, according to a source familiar with the investigation. Another Massachusetts connection in addition to DeLia surfaced Friday. An HP security employee who is based in Boston at one point was a member of the HP team investigating the leak, a source familiar with the boardroom investigation said. Anthony Gentilucci, a manager for HP global security based in Boston, helped with the investigation, the source said. Gentilucci is the president of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association’s New England chapter. Other officers include Kevin Mazza, a senior HP investigator in Boston; a federal Homeland Security agent, a Pinkerton investigator and a local police officer. Gentilucci had no comment and referred questions Friday to HP’s public relations department. The boardroom leak probe provoked a furor when it became known that questionable methods had been used by investigators to obtain the phone records of board members, two HP employees and nine journalists without their knowledge. The phone records were obtained by a subcontractor through “pretexting” – pretending to be the account holder – and apparently using other personal information, including the last four digits of their social security numbers. last_img read more

Ancelotti favourite for Arsenal job after Napoli axe, but legend doubts he’d want it

first_img Carlo Ancelotti was sacked by Napoli on Tuesday night Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:38Loaded: 25.63%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:38 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen getty 1 Carlo Ancelotti is the new runaway favourite for the Arsenal job after he was sacked by Napoli on Tuesday night.However, Graeme Souness has raised doubts over whether the former Chelsea and Real Madrid coach or any other top manager would want to take over at the Gunners. Ancelotti, who was in charge in Naples for just 19 months, was relieved of his duties despite leading the Serie A club to the Champions League last-16.Napoli thumped Genk 4-0 at home to seal their progression but the team have struggled in recent months, with that victory ending a run of nine games without a win.Unai Emery was axed by Arsenal for overseeing a similar run, and now Ancelotti has been installed as the bookmakers’ favourite to succeed the Spaniard at the Emirates Stadium.Everton are also reportedly interested in the experienced Italian, but the Gunners seems a more likely destination with the club looking for a long-term boss to take the reins from interim coach Freddie Ljungberg.However, Liverpool legend Souness is doubtful Ancelotti would even be interested in moving to the Emirates given their current struggles, claiming other top managers would probably feel the same.“Would the big managers take Arsenal at the moment? I’m not so sure,” he told Virgin Media Sport. Arsenal fan wants Sam Allardyce as manager to sort out their defensive nightmares“I don’t think the next man at Arsenal is going to be the one to turn the corner for them.“I think there’s a lot of work to be done there, especially with those players.“I think [Ancelotti] is a big manager and if you look at the jobs he’s had – Real Madrid, PSG, Chelsea – you know Arsenal are a fabulous club, but right now it’s a difficult job, whoever gets it.”last_img read more