100 Win Western Union Yuletide Promotion

first_imgWestern Union has rewarded 100 of its customers through its annually celebrated Yuletide Promotion (Christmas) with Samsung mobile phones and free mobile credit.The draw took place on Tuesday March 1, 2016, and was dubbed the “Talk For Free Promotion” for customers who had sent or received their remittances or monies through the money transfer service, the statement said.According to Western Union, the promotion, which started in December 2015, aims to make customers feel appreciated for making the company their preferred money transfer service and also attract potential customers to the Western Union brand.Job S. Gbusseh, who won the prize from the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI), expressed gratitude to Western Union for the prizes and encouraged others to remit money through the reliable money transfer agency.He commended Western Union for the promotion and urged them to continue with their good work supporting the Liberian economy with their services.Mr. Gbusseh said the Western Union service in Liberia has brought more relief and smiles to people living in the country. Miss. Princetta Kamara, another prize winner, expressed joy for the UBA family and encouraged more Liberians to patronize the money transfer service.Meanwhile, Western Union money transfer is the foremost money transfer service in Liberia, offering both local and international money transfer services. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Former Agri Minister laid to rest

first_imgThe atmosphere at Cotton Field, Essequibo Coast Region 2 was sombre as the former Minister within the Agriculture Ministry, former Region Two Chairman Alli Baksh, was laid to rest on Saturday. Baksh died at his Cotton Field home on Wednesday last at about 13:00h.Scores of family members, flanked by leaders of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), their supporters and other loved ones, gathered at the Baksh residence to give the former Parliamentarian a fitting send off.The funeral service, which was conducted according to Islamic rights, commenced with the draping of Baksh’s coffin with the flag of the PPP/C in honour of his years-long service to the country through that political party.Opposition Leader and General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party, Bharrat Jagdeo, during his remarks at the funeral, said Baksh had given most of his life towards the struggles of the PPP party. Jagdeo said Baksh had been a man with a vision, and had been part of something that had captured the ideology of the late Dr Cheddi Jagan.“Alli Baksh’s life epitomized that of Jagan. What Alli Baksh did was admirable; he fought the colonial (authorities) for the betterment of Guyanese,” Jagdeo said.The Opposition Leader further described the former minister as having been a true patriot who had not only fought for the PPP, but for the people. He added that many persons had admired the qualities Baksh had had, and the work he had done, especially in his position as Regional Chairman.“Every community has a vision of Baksh,” Jagdeo stated.Former President Donald Ramotar also reminisced on the life of Baksh, saying he had fought to improve the lives of ordinary people. According to Ramotar, Baksh had had a charming charisma and an understanding personality.“Alli never died; everything you watched in Essequibo Coast you see Alli in it. I am very proud to know him; the relationship will forever live on,” Ramotar noted as he recalled fond memories of the camaraderie they had shared.Regional Chairman Devanand Ramdatt said Saturday was the saddest day for the people of Region Two, since the region had lost a “good father.” Ramdatt said that under Baksh’s leadership, many transformative projects had been done in the region, such as setting up of the Guyana School of Agriculture and the Essequibo Technical Institute, among other things.Ramdatt said Baksh had been a “people’s man”, and would have reached out to many persons throughout Guyana over the years.Former Regional Vice Chairman and First Secretary of the PPP in Region Two, Vishnu Samaroo, also shared fond memories of Baksh, having worked alongside him for 13 years. Samaroo said Baksh had been very instrumental in changing the landscape of Region Two. He told mourners that Comrade Baksh had always wanted to see progress continue in Guyana.Extending condolences on behalf of the Progressive Youth Organisation (PYO) was former Housing Minister Irfaan Ali, who said that Baksh had been a legendary, a motivator, and an example for many young people to emulate.Also extending sympathies to Baksh’s relatives and friends was General Secretary of the Women’s Progressive Organisation (WPO), Sheila Veerasammy. She said Baksh had served as a mentor to many women, and had made a lot of sacrifices for the PPP.Condolences were also extended by former General Secretary of the PPP, Clement Rohee, who also recalled the work Baksh had done over the years as a party member and as a public figure.Tributes were also extended by representatives of the Guyana Rice Producers Association and the Guyana Workers Union.Attending the funeral were top PPP officials, including Dr Roger Luncheon, former Prime Minister Samuel Hinds, Gail Teixeira, Bibi Shaddick, Anil Nandlall, Juan Edgill, Zulfikar Mustapha, Dharamkumar Seeraj and Frank Anthony.Baksh was interred at the Anna Regina Cemetery at the end of the emotional funeral service.last_img read more

$100,000 bail for bus driver charged with child rape

first_imgVishnu Persaud, called Amit, was released on $100,000 bail for rape of a child under 16 when he appeared at the Wales Magistrate’s Court. When the 34-year-old minibus driver stood before presiding Magistrate Annette Singh, he denied the allegation that he committed the illegal act on the underage child.After the defendant was granted his pre-trial liberty, the matter was transferred to the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court for statements. Persaud is scheduled to make his next court appearance on February 5.last_img

Settlement plan for Venezuelan refugees still under consideration – Citizenship Department

first_imgThe Citizenship Department within the Ministry of the Presidency is still considering a proposal that was made regarding the settlement of Venezuelan migrants in the township of Mabaruma, Region One (Barima-Waini).CDC acting Director General, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig, distributing supplies to Venezuelan refugees in Region One last weekThere has thus far been no decision taken at the level of the Cabinet.Speaking to the Ministry of the Presidency’s Public Information and Press Services Unit, Citizenship Minister Winston Felix on Monday explained that, in July, during an engagement with the officials from the regional office and the municipality of Region One, this recommendation was proffered and the Council indicated that it was willing to make representation to a private land owner for permission to use his land.“The Department of Citizenship was looking at the recommendation in terms of its feasibility to implement, but the Government has not made a decision on that issue; it is being dealt with at the level of the Department,” he said.Meanwhile, the Multi-Sectoral Coordinating Committee established to deal with the influx of Venezuelan migrants continues to meet regularly to discuss strategies to better serve the immediate and long-term needs of displaced persons. The most recent meeting is being held today at the Department’s office on Shiv Chanderpaul Drive.Some of the Venezuelan refugees in Region OneThe Civil Defence Commission (CDC) is the agency that is spearheading relief efforts so far.The CDC Last week conducted an outreach in Khan’s Hill, in the Mabaruma sub-region district, where food hampers were distributed to 24 migrant families. While at White Water Village, another 46 families received hammocks and hygiene supplies.The Committee is also working to establish a database of all Venezuelan migrants, and to ensure that migrants are screened and vaccinated upon arrival at the various ports of entry.Venezuela has, over the past two years, been experiencing worsening economic turmoil following the decline of oil prices on the world market, and is in its fourth consecutive year of recession.Scores of Guyanese living in the neighbouring country have been returning home, and there has also been a high influx of Venezuelans seeking refuge in Guyana to escape the hardships.Region One Chairman Brentnol Ashley has since disclosed that some 600 Venezuelan refugees are in his region alone, staying in churches and makeshift tents with little to no belongings.In response to the influx of returning migrants, Government has established a Multi-Sectoral Committee to coordinate the national response and provide assistance to these refugees. Last week, local public officers underwent a one-day training on the international best practice in assisting migrants and protecting them from abuse and exploitation of any kind.The workshop was aimed at capacity building, to better equip representatives and agencies to respond effectively to this and other such occurrences in the future. It focused on issues such as human trafficking and migrant smuggling, migrants’ vulnerabilities, and direct assistance and referral systems for migrants.last_img read more

Morrison warming up for Olympics with event in Germany

first_imgERFURT, GERMANY – Members of the Canadian Long Track Speed Skating Team will have one last chance to prepare for the Winter Olympics at the Fifth Stage of the ISU World Cup in Germany this weekend.Among them will be Denny Morrison who will be representing Canada for the fourth time at the Olympics. He will be racing in the 1,500-metre and team pursuit events in South Korea, while in Erfurt he will take part in the 1,000-, 1,500- and 5,000-metre events.The event takes place from January 19th to 21st while the Olympic Winter Games begin on February 9th.- Advertisement –last_img

‘Christmas Story’ dad dies at 83

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Darren McGavin, the actor whose roles included the grouchy dad who famously ogled a leg-shaped lamp in “A Christmas Story,” died Saturday of natural causes, according to his son. He was 83. Though his role in the 1983 holiday comedy classic was memorable, McGavin’s contributions to the small screen were notable. He starred in five TV series, including “Mike Hammer,” “Riverboat” and cult favorite “Kolchak: The Night Stalker.” Among his memorable portrayals was Gen. George Patton in the 1979 TV biography “Ike.” Despite his busy career in television, McGavin was awarded only one Emmy: in 1990 for an appearance as Candice Bergen’s opinionated father in an episode of “Murphy Brown.” Born in Spokane, Wash., McGavin spent a year at College of the Pacific in Stockton before landing in Los Angeles, where he washed dishes and painted sets at the Columbia studio as a young hopeful actor. 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 McGavin studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse and the Actors Studio and began working in live TV drama and on Broadway. He appeared with Charlton Heston in “Macbeth” on TV and played Happy in “Death of a Salesman” in New York and on the road. Though he lacked the prominence in films that he enjoyed in television, he registered strongly in featured roles such as the young artist in Venice in “Summertime,” David Lean’s 1955 film with Katharine Hepburn and Rosanno Brazzi; Frank Sinatra’s crafty drug supplier in “The Man with the Golden Arm” (1955); Jerry Lewis’s parole officer in “The Delicate Delinquent” (1957); and the gambler in 1984’s “The Natural.” He also starred alongside Don Knotts, who died Friday night, in the 1976 family comedy “No Deposit, No Return.”last_img read more

GAA NOTES: GLENSWILLY

first_imgThe lotto numbers for 14th November were 2,6,9,13 match 3 winner was Andy McMonagle. Next weeks jackpot is €3,140. sellers this week are Brian McHugh and Gerard McGinty.Anyone who wants to work as part of a scheme could they please contact Barry, Shea, Donal or Hughie for details.Could team managers and anyone who wants material included in the Donegal GAA yearbook forward it onto the PRO asap to the following address neilgerardgallagher@gmail.com The gym is ladies only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8pm.There will be Zumba Dance classes in the hall every Thursday @ 8.15pm, all are welcome.Anyone who is interested in doing a 5KM Walk/Run on the 3rd of December in aid of the Donegal Senior team training fund could they contact Neil Gallagher on 087 2903747 for a sponsorship form, this is open for any age group and everyone is welcome to take part.There will be Irish classes in the clubhouse on Tuesday 8th at 8pm, all are welcome. The strictly come dancing will take place on the 26th of November in the Silver Tassie, tickets are available from Hughie and Donal.Best wishes and speedy recovery to Liam Dorrian who is having an operation after an accidental collision on Saturday while at county trials.The seniors run in the Ulster championship came to an end with a disappointing defeat to Latton from Monaghan on Sunday, scoreline was 10 points to 9. This Sunday they are in action against Malin in a relegation playoff in MacCumhaill park.Could anyone who put up flags or bunting try and organise to have them taken down by Saturday if possible.Anyone interested in doing a coaching course could they please contact Eddie Crawford. Next monthly meeting is on the 5th of December.GAA NOTES: GLENSWILLY was last modified: November 16th, 2011 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:Glenswilly GAA noteslast_img read more

COLM McFADDEN NAMED MAN OF THE MATCH – AND SUPERDAD!

first_imgDONEGAL’S Colm McFadden was named RTE’s Man of the Match after his superb display against Down at Breffni Park today….just four days after the birth of his son Matthew.The St Michael’s man scored some wonderful points in the Ulster semi-final win over the Mournemen.The RTE panel including Pat Spillane nominated Colm, Anthony Thompson and Neil McGee on their shortlist. But it was the St Eunan’s College teacher who came out on top.“It was a very tough game,” said McFadden.“Every time we pushed ahead, Down came right back at us. They really put it up to us. We couldn’t shake them off.”And was he worried about missing today’s game? “Our new son Matthew arrived on Wednesday evening so it was a bit touch and go that he might come this weekend,” he said.“It’s been a good week all round.”And of course, that’s another nephew for a certain Uncle Jim.The RTE panel was drooling over the Donegal frontline of McFadden, Murphy and McBrearty.“Colm McFadden was by far the best player on the field,” said Spillane. “He was last year’s leading scorer. He is one of the most beautiful strikers of the long distance ball in the modern game or in any era,” said the Kerry legend.COLM McFADDEN NAMED MAN OF THE MATCH – AND SUPERDAD! was last modified: June 24th, 2013 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:COLM McFADDEN NAMED MAN OF THE MATCH – AND SUPERDAD!last_img read more

SALE AGREED ON €500,000 PERIOD HOME ON SHORES OF LOUGH SWILLY

first_imgStunning Fahan House on the shores of Lough Swilly.A stunning Donegal period home on the shores of Lough Swilly has been sold after an asking price of €500,000 was put on it.Fahan House has the ruins of an important 6th century monastery which features a 7th century cross slab of St. Mura – a relation of St. Colmcille.Its most famous resident was Agnes Jones (1832 -1864), a nursing pioneer who spent her early life here. She trained alongside Florence Nightingale and is buried in the nearby graveyard. Occupying a village centre location this most desirable property is notably within a short distance of Lisfannon Beach and the popular North West Golf Club with its challenging 18 hole links course.The previous owners undertook a programme of improvements including a major overhaul of the heating system.The house has nine bedrooms, nine bathrooms, is set on one acre and has various other outhouses and coach-houses.It is not known who bought the stunning property.      SALE AGREED ON €500,000 PERIOD HOME ON SHORES OF LOUGH SWILLY was last modified: August 24th, 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:donegalFahan Housesoldlast_img read more

Fields for Breeders’ Cup races are shaping up

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Saint Liam’s top rivals are Rock Hard Ten, winner of the Goodwood Handicap, and Borrego, winner of back-to-back $1 million races, the Pacific Classic and the Jockey Club Gold Cup. “I know Rock Hard Ten was very impassive in California, and Borrego was always a runner-up who put two very impressive races together,” Bailey said. Saint Liam, he added, “has been as impressive as anybody.” Also pre-entered for the Classic are Travers Stakes winner Flower Alley, A Bit O’Gold, Choctaw Nation, Jack Sullivan, Oratorio, Perfect Drift, Sir Shackleton, Starcraft, Suave, Sun King and Super Frolic. Pre-entered, but not selected into the field, are Lord of the Game and A.P. Arrow. The Classic usually holds center stage on racing’s biggest day. But with racing’s brightest stars missing, unbeaten sprinter Lost in the Fog and undefeated 2-year-old First Samurai, plus Ashado and three other defending Breeders’ Cup champions could share top billing. Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo and Preakness and Belmont Stakes winner Afleet Alex are sidelined with injuries, and 2004 Classic winner and Horse of the Year Ghostzapper has been retired. “It’s the nature of the game to have horses on occasion get injured,” said Todd Pletcher, who will saddle Ashado and seven others in the Breeders’ Cup, the most of any trainer. “When it’s the stars of the game, like Afleet Alex and Smarty Jones, it gets a lot of attention.” Fields are limited to 14 starters, and each race drew at least that many, with the Juvenile, Mile and Turf joining the Classic as oversubscribed. In the previous 21 Breeders’ Cups, there have never been full fields for all the races. “These will be very, very hard races to win, every field — at this stage — is full,” Pletcher said. “And all the good horses that are in training are in.” There promises to be few classic matchups before the real Classic, especially in the $1 million Sprint and $1.5 million Juvenile. The sensational Lost in the Fog — at even-money — puts his 10-for-10 record on the line in the Sprint against the likes of Roman Ruler, Lion Tamer and Taste of Paradise. In the Juvenile, which usually determines the early favorite for next year’s Derby, Champagne Stakes winner First Samurai (4-for-4), the 8-5 top choice, takes on tough 2-year-old rivals Henny Hughes, Stevie Wonderboy and Private Vow. Lost in the Fog, who has won eight races at seven tracks this year, might have a chance to capture three Eclipse Awards — as champion sprinter, champion 3-year-old and Horse of the Year. “I think there’s all kinds of possibilities,” said Lost in the Fog trainer Greg Gilchrist. “It depends on the way some of the races turn out.” Ashado, winner of the Beldame in her last start, goes for a second straight victory in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff, the final race of her career. The 4-year-old filly, the 5-2 favorite, takes on the likes of Ruffian Handicap winner Stellar Jayne and Alabama Stakes winner Sweet Symphony, owned by Yankees boss George Steinbrenner. Others looking for repeats of their 2004 Breeders’ Cup wins at Lone Star Park in Texas are Singletary (8-1) in the $1.5 million Mile, Ouija Board (5-2) in the $1 million Filly & Mare Turf and Better Talk Now (8-1) in the $2 million Turf. Trainer D. Wayne Lukas goes after his fifth victory in the $1 million Juvenile Fillies with Matron Stakes winner Folklore, with Frizette Stakes winner Adieu the 3-1 favorite. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK — Jerry Bailey has won the Breeders’ Cup Classic four times: Saint Liam could be No. 5 for the Hall of Fame jockey. “It won’t be easy,” Bailey said Wednesday, “but I think on his game Saint Liam is better than the rest.” center_img Saint Liam was an easy winner of the Woodward Stakes with Bailey aboard for the first time. So it’s no surprise the 5-year-old horse was the early 3-1 favorite when an overflow field of 16 was pre-entered for the $4 million Classic. A total of 117 thoroughbreds were pre-entered for the eight Breeders’ Cup races at Belmont Park on Oct. 29, the most since 2000. Final fields will be completed at next Wednesday’s post-position draw. last_img read more