A group of final-year students of the University of Guyana attached to the Social Work Programme has successfully completed a five-week “Community Practice” project, at the Youth Entrepreneurial Skills Training Programme (YEST), Sophia Training Centre, Greater Georgetown.The initiative was coordinated by the group of students aimed at sensitising youths and young adults on life skills such as coping mechanisms, anger management, self-awareness, self-esteem, problem-solving, decision-making and interpersonal relationships.Social issues such as suicide, domestic violence and violence against women were also addressed during the interactive educational sessions.In addition, to those activities, a session on sexual reproductive health, parentingMembers of the group conducting one of the sessions with the students at the institutionskills and counselling was also conducted.The main objectives of the project were to empower and educate each participant to be better equipped in handling situations that they may recognise as potentially harmful to them and also increase their opportunities for personal development.The group commended the staff of YEST for the work they have been doing over the years and expressed special gratitude to the social worker attached to the institution, for allowing them the opportunity to conduct the exercise there.The experience gained was very rewarding and as such, they recognised the need for social workers in the changing process to build and strengthen the country in a positive way.The group comprised Delice Neblett, Melissa Liverpool, Minnette Phil, Osnel McKenzie and Ramratie Singh.
Arsene Wenger says he ‘loves’ Joel Campbell and insists the Costa Rican is part of his long-term plans.It has been reported that Campbell has grown frustrated by his lack of first-team chances at the Emirates and could seek a move.This is the first season the 22-year-old has spent at Arsenal following long-term loan spells at Lorient, Betis and Olympiakos.But after an impressive showing at the World Cup, Campbell was expected to push hard for a first-team place this season.However he has made just two Premier League appearances this term, both as sub, and has now been linked with another move away.Wenger insists he has a plan for Campbell but did not rule out the possibility of a January loan, with AC Milan and Galatasaray.When asked whether the striker is part of his long-term plans, Wenger replied: “Yes, of course, but I cannot guarantee the happiness of every player. I try to make everybody happy.“I personally love Joel Campbell and have a big respect for him and I wish every day that he is happy from morning until evening.” 1 Joel Campbell
The bidding process that awarded the 2018 and 2022 tournaments to Russia and Qatar respectively came under intense scrutiny, causing widespread upheaval at FIFA.Football’s world governing body has changed its approach to selecting World Cup hosts and rejects claims from the African Football Confederation (CAF) that the technical evaluation of bids is loaded in favour of richer nations.Morocco is one of two candidates for the 2026 World Cup © AFP / FADEL SENNA“I challenge anyone to point out an organisation that conducts a bidding process as fair, objective and transparent as the one that FIFA is carrying out for the 2026 FIFA World Cup,” FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Monday.Morocco’s bid lists 12 stadiums including a 93,000-capacity venue in Casablanca.The United States-Canada-Mexico bid will select up to 16 host cities from “23 existing world-class stadiums, 150 existing elite training facilities, and our modern and interconnected transportation network”.FIFA’s technical evaluation committee led by Swiss lawyer Marco Villiger and former AC Milan and Croatia star Zvonimir Boban is due to evaluate the facilities and infrastructure of the two candidates in April.Moroccan media have speculated that the evaluation process could effectively put Morocco’s bid out of contention before the decision comes down to a vote, an assertion Infantino has described as “unfounded”.A source close to CAF complained that the evaluation process was unfair.“The excessive margin left to this evaluation commission whose conclusions are not even subject to appeal, is a clear denial of justice and a violation of the principle of dual jurisdiction,” the source said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mexico is part of a joint bid including the US and Canada for the 2026 World Cup © AFP / ALFREDO ESTRELLALAUSANNE, Switzerland, Mar 26 – The host of the 2026 World Cup is set to be revealed on June 13, FIFA said Monday as it published the official details of bids from Morocco and a joint one from the United States, Mexico and Canada, currently the front-runner.The decision will be announced at the FIFA Congress in Moscow on the eve of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Listen back to some of the highlights of another top week on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.This week’s podcast features David Ginola going all Mystic Meg on us with a flashback to his Masters gold predictions, Ray Wilkins on Aston Villa’s plight and his views on off-the-rails star Gabby Agbonlahor, and an exclusive interview with Sunderland manager Sam Alladyce.Plus, there’s the latest Alan Answers!
1 Bayern Munich have signed former Arsenal winger Serge Gnabry on a three-year deal.The 21-year-old made his Gunners breakthrough in 2012 but after struggling to command a regular berth – and a loan spell with West Brom – joined Werder Bremen last summer.An impressive season which yielded 11 goals from 27 appearances brought him to Bayern’s attention and the two-time Germany international has now joined the Bundesliga champions.“It is a great honour to be part of FC Bayern,” he said. “Before me lies an exciting time, which I am very much looking forward to.”Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge added on his club’s official website: “We are delighted to see another young German national player in FC Bayern in Serge Gnabry. Serge has developed very well in Bremen.” Serge Gnabry: The Germany international has signed a three-year deal with Bayern
TWO Romanian men involved in a sophisticated Easter European crime gang have been sent to prison.Ioan Barbuc (25, pictured above) and Andrei Cecan (32), both with an address at Glenoughty Close, Letterkenny, were jailed for a variety of offences, including forgery and ID theft, after appearing at Letterkenny Circuit Court. Judge John Aylmer described as ‘a forgery workshop’, the scene detectives happened upon when they raided the address at 7.30am on April 16, 2019.Fiona Crawford BL, prosecuting, said officers from the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau and the Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation were involved in an investigation into an Eastern European organised crime group.Detective Sergeant Michael Galvin said the front door of the premises was lying opened when officers arrived at the house, in which were three Romanian males.“The house was full of such documents,” Det Sgt Galvin said.A large amount of electronic devices, documents pertaining to ID fraud and items of electronic equipment used in ID fraud were found.“This was a professional and organised criminal operation of a sophisticated nature and one designed for international criminal purposes,” Judge Aylmer said.Barbuc and Cecan were arrested and brought to Letterkenny and Milford Garda Stations.Charges were not brought against the third man in the house. Barbuc was charged with possession of a stolen UK driving licence. He was also charged with possession of a forged Romanian national ID card and of possessing articles – laminate paper and photographic paper – which had been designed or adapted for the making of forged documents.Barbuc spoke through an interpreter to plead guilty to all of the charges.Cecan was charged with possession of a stolen Irish passport and public services card. He was further charged with having a false Romanian driving licence and a false Romanian ID card.Cecon pleaded guilty to the offences.Cecan – who has been in custody since April – told Gardaí that he had brought the Romanian ID card from a ‘friend of a friend’ for €200 on the black market in Dublin.The Romanian driving licence and the Romanian ID card, which bore names other than Cecan’s, both bore the defendant’s picture. The Irish passport and public services card were stolen in Dublin in March 2018.Det Sgt Galvin said that there was a ‘more senior individual involved in this criminal network’. Andrei Cecan (North West News Pix)Barrister for Cecan, Mr Sean McGee BL, said his client came from a ‘very ordinary family’ in Romania. He said that a ‘bright new future’ had come up on the horizon for Cecan, who was living rough in London when he ran into an individual who was involved in fraudulent activity.“He saw that as a way out,” Mr McGee said. “He found himself in a difficult situation and he chose the wrong path.”Cecan’s role was described by Judge Aylmer as being ‘less serious’.“Nevertheless, he supported this enterprise for the purposes of his upkeep,” Judge Aylmer said. Cecan, a single man, has previous offences in Germany, Netherlands, England and Northern Ireland for a range of crimes such as theft, attempted theft, fraud including swindling, possession of articles for use in fraud and making false representation in order to make a gain.Judge Aylmer sentence Cecan to 16 months imprisonment and the term will be back-dated to April 16, 2019.Barbuc was sentenced to two years and 10 months with his term also back-dated to the date of his arrest. Following their release, the men will be deported to Romania and be excluded from re-entering Ireland for a ten-year period.Men jailed after ‘forgery workshop’ discovered in Letterkenny was last modified: November 10th, 2019 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) Tags:Andrei CecanFiona Crawford BLIoan BarbucJudge John AylmerletterkennyLetterkenny Circuit CourtRomania
DONEGAL are on fire in sunny Armagh City today – leading Armagh at half-time 1-09 to two points.Paddy McBrearty hit a goal – and Michael Murphy scored four stunning frees – as Donegal’s wonderful adventurous football gives them a lead they more than deserve.Armagh hit just two points in the half, 14 minutes apart. And the hosts at the packed Athletic Grounds just cannot cope with Rory Gallagher’s side.Donegal have been all over Armagh, winning ball after ball, stopped Armagh attacks and turning the ball over into attack.Donegal lead by 10 points, but it could have been a lot more….Half time Donegal 1-09, Armagh 0-02. STUNNING DONEGAL LEAD ARMAGH AT HALF-TIME was last modified: June 14th, 2015 by John2Share 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:donegalMichael MurphyPaddy McBrearty
The man who led a walk from Donegal to Dublin in protest at austerity measures has had his dole cut.Joe Murphy from Culdaff in Co Donegal captured the public’s imagination when he went on the massive walk and even appeared on the Late Late Show.But the unemployed builder has revealed how he has had four days of his dole money cut. He revealed “I was allowed 12 days holidays and I think everyone on the dole is entitled to that.“But I was cut four days dole money because they said I was unavailable for work. Because I was on the protest walk, they said I was not available.“Does that mean if I go for a walk down the town then they can turn off my dole,” he said.Joe said he knows that the order to cut his dole money came from the top down. He said he had absolutely no problem with the staff of his local social welfare office in Buncrana.He even revealed how local staff had written him a cheque for €310 to keep him going.“I have nothing against the staff in Buncrana. They have been more than helpful. They are only following orders.“I know this came from Dublin. I went down to the office in Buncrana and they kindly wrote me a cheque for €310. They bent over backwards for me.“Without that money I would not have been able to have breakfast this week. “Because I lost four days on the dole there was no money for my family.“My wife had to depend on the goodwill of family and friends,” he said.EndsUPROAR AS MAN WHO LED WALKING PROTEST HAS HIS DOLE CUT was last modified: April 5th, 2012 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:DOLE CUTJOE MURPHYWALK
UPDATED: A woman has been killed following a serious road traffic accident in Newtowncunningham this afternoon.The accident happened just after 3.30pm on the main Letterkenny to Newowncunningham Road at the townland of Ardee.Gardai have confirmed that one person, a woman in her 30s, has been killed in the accident. They also confirmed that three children in the car were injured and were taken to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.The woman’s car was in collision with a Bus Eireann bus.There are serious traffic delays in the area at the moment.The road has been closed and traffic diversions are in place. The accident comes the day after the head of the Garda Traffic Corps in Donegal, Inspector Michael Harrison, appealed to motorists to take care on Donegal’s roads over the bank holiday weekend.Tonight a Garda spokesman appealed for witnesses to the 3.30pm crash.He said: “At approximately 3.30pm a female aged in her 30s was fatally injured when the car she was driving collided with a bus on the N13 between Letterkenny and Derry near Newtowncunningham. She was pronounced dead at the scene.“Her body was removed to Letterkenny General Hospital for a post-mortem examination. Three children travelling in the car at the time were taken by ambulance to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry. The driver of the bus was uninjured.“The road is currently closed to traffic and diversions are in place. Garda forensic collision investigators are examining the scene. “Anyone with information is asked to contact Letterkenny Garda Station 074-9167100 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.”UPDATED: BANK HOLIDAY TRAGEDY AS WOMAN KILLED IN DONEGAL ROAD CRASH was last modified: May 4th, 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)
New York Mary Roisin Maher has been crowned as this year’s Mary from Dungloe.Roisin, a Construction Project Manager, laid the foundations for a victory by showcasing her building skills onstage at tonight’s Crowning Cabaret.The 27-year-old treated host Daniel O’Donnell to a demonstration in bricklaying as her ‘party piece’. The New York Mary was stunned to be selected from the 14 hopefuls as this year’s winner.She was presented with her crown by the 2018 Mary, Dungloe woman Caroline O’Donnell.And she beamed with joy as Daniel sang the famous ‘Mary from Dungloe’ to close the show.Comhghairdeas ó chroí le Róisín Maher (New York Mary) buaiteoir ‘Mary From Dungloe 2019’.#mfd52 pic.twitter.com/uccnqkfPn2— TG4 (@TG4TV) August 4, 2019 Roisin MaherRoisin is originally from Co. Carlow and moved to New York to pursue her career.She has an honours degree in Event Management and was accepted into City University of New York to complete a Construction Management degree.Roisin is a keen fundraiser, having run the New York City Marathon in 2016 and again 2017 for charity. She is also a volunteer with the American Red Cross’ Service to Armed Forces (SAF) team.In 2017, Roisin received the Irish Echo Community Champion Award for her active involvement with all things Irish in New York.An exciting year awaits the new Mary from Dungloe as she represents the festival at home and internationally.Her first official duty will take place tonight, as she stars in a parade down Dungloe Main Street. New York Mary is crowned Mary from Dungloe 2019 was last modified: August 8th, 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)