Demerara Slave Rebellion commemorated

first_img– memorial to be erected at Independence ParkThe Education Ministry’s Department of Culture, Youth and Sport in collaboration with several AfricanPresident David Granger addressing the gathering at the national commemoration ceremony on Saturdaycultural groups in Guyana on Saturday hosted a national commemoration ceremony to remember those who fought in the 1823 rebellion of the Demerara Slaves.The event held at the 1823 Monument located at the Seawall Raod, marks 193 years since the killings of hundreds of Africans, just a couple of days after the revolt had begun.The Demerara Slave Rebellion of August 18, 1823 was the largest in Guyana’s history.It started on Plantation Success, East Coast Demerara, and spread to other estates in the county. The revolt, which saw the involvement of about 10,000 slaves from over 50 plantations, intensified the process that led to the abolition of slavery.Addressing the gathering, President David Granger spoke of the revolt being a turning point in the slave society, noting the importance of remembering the event which is significant in not only Guyana but Caribbean history.He reflected: “The soldiers poured in volley after volley. The slaves returned fire but soon began to run, leaping the trenches into which many tumbled lifeless. Many were shot down on the road and in the cotton fields.  By noon, the roadside was littered with dead bodies.  About two hundred slaves had been killed.”The President thus reiterated the importance of the event to be remembered from year to year.Following his address, Granger announced that the Government will erect a memorial at the Independence Park to commemorate the executions.He stated that future generations must not forget that freedom was bought at the high price of the martyrdom of hundreds of Africans on August 20, 1823.However specific time-frame was not given as to when the construction will commence.Present at the event and speaking to the media, Executive of the African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA), Violet Baptiste expressed delight at the president’s announcement of the memorial.last_img read more

Di Maria will be great but he won’t solve Man United’s problems, warns Argentina legend

first_imgOssie Ardiles believes Angel di Maria will be a big hit in the Premier League, but has told Manchester United supporters not to expect the Argentina star to solve all their problems.United are set to break the British transfer record by completing a £60million-plus deal for the Real Madrid forward.Discussing his fellow countryman’s impending move to Old Trafford, Ardiles told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “He can play in a lot of different positions. He can play right midfield, left midfield, he can play behind the two front players, behind one front player.“He is a very dangerous player, very quick, very creative and he can score goals, so he is going to be great for Manchester United. However, I don’t think he is going to solve all of the problems that Man United have at the moment.”last_img read more

Pogba propels Man United to victory against Young Boys

first_img0Shares0000Paul Pogba scored a brace and got an assist in Manchester United’s win away to Young Boys© AFP Alain GROSCLAUDEBERN, Switzerland, Sep 19 – Paul Pogba was the driving force with a brace as Manchester United recovered from a shaky start to record an ultimately convincing 3-0 win away to Young Boys in their opening Champions League game in Bern on Wednesday.Skipper Pogba’s superb opening goal cut down the Swiss champions in their prime, and he then doubled the English side’s lead from a penalty just before the break. The France star also set up the third goal for compatriot Anthony Martial in the second half, as Jose Mourinho’s side safely negotiated this fixture on the synthetic surface at the Stade de Suisse.Seemingly a club in crisis at the end of August following their 3-0 home defeat against Tottenham Hotspur, this was United’s third straight win since then, all away from home.Tougher tests await in Group H, though, with Valencia due at Old Trafford in a fortnight and Juventus — who won 2-0 in Spain on Wednesday despite having Cristiano Ronaldo sent off — to come after that.There were plenty of reasons to be wary of this trip, with United having lost to Basel on their last two visits to Switzerland, while Mourinho also lost in Basel with Chelsea in 2013.Meanwhile, the surface here was deemed a sufficient hazard by Mourinho for him to leave Antonio Valencia out of his squad. That meant a debut for Portuguese teenager Diogo Dalot, signed in the close season from FC Porto.His introduction was one of five changes made by Mourinho following the weekend win at Watford, with Martial also coming in for his first start since the defeat at Brighton a month ago.This was not a fixture to take lightly. It was a huge occasion for Young Boys, Swiss champions last season for the first time since 1986 and making their Champions League group stage debut.They were driven on by an electric atmosphere generated by a crowd of over 31,000 and were the better team for 35 minutes.With Swiss starlet Kevin Mbabu a driving force from right-back, the hosts saw giant striker Guillaume Hoarau head just wide while Mohamed Ali Camara and Christian Fassnacht both tested David de Gea from range.Marcus Rashford hit the outside of the post from a Luke Shaw cross, but the visitors were largely passive, seemingly waiting to pounce on a mistake, or for a moment of magic.That is what happened 10 minutes before the interval as Pogba’s superb footwork on the edge of the box set him up to lash a shot beyond goalkeeper David Von Ballmoos and into the roof of the net.He had his first Champions League goal since returning to Old Trafford in 2016, and it deflated the buoyant home support.– Controversial penalty –Still, Young Boys would have maintained a fighting chance had they gone in just one goal behind at the interval. But the decision by German referee Deniz Aytekin to award United a penalty two minutes before the break effectively killed the game.Shaw’s cross struck the arm of Mbabu from close range. It was a harsh call and highlighted the absence of Video Assistant Referees in the Champions League.Pogba converted the spot-kick, and with the home side unable to find a way back into the game after half-time, he was also the architect of the visitors’ third goal midway through the second half.After a driving run towards the penalty box, the captain set up Martial, whose low shot beat Von Ballmoos with the aid of a slight deflection.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Premier League managers react to Jose Mourinho sacking

first_imgJose Mourinho’s sacking as manager of Chelsea for the second time has come as a shock to his fellow Premier League managers.The likes of Louis van Gaal and Manuel Pellegrini have shared their shock and disappointment of the news, while Sam Allardyce called it a ‘bad indictment on the players’ should they perform for the new boss.With Guus Hiddink set to reprise the interim manager role he performed so well in in 2009, Mourinho’s colleagues were sorry to see the back of him.See below for the reactions of Mourinho’s now former Premier League rivals.Louis van Gaal:“It was a big surprise for me, I didn’t expect it. A fantastic manager with a record that nobody has in this football world, but it is still possible. What I have said in my own press conference last week was that the main thing is always the results first and second the chemistry between the players and the managers and his staff. I cannot judge what was happening in Chelsea, but I was very surprised.”Tony Pulis:“I’ve just got great respect for what he has achieved in the game. There are a lot of people who talk a good game and they underachieve and get away with underachieving, but he has always achieved and overachieved. He is one of the great managers. You look at some of the titles he has won – not just in this country but wherever he’s gone – and he’s a winner, 110 per cent a winner. All the managers of the top clubs in Europe will be looking over their shoulders at the moment because a top man is available again.”Sam Allardyce:“I’m shocked to say the least. I think they must have somebody lined up to have done it now. I’m sad to see Jose go because I got to know him quite well and as I have said before, he is a great manager with great character and is a loss to the Barclays Premier League I think. It’s a pretty bad indictment on the players if they actually go and perform better than they have done recently, just because Jose’s lost his job. There seems to be that reaction from a squad of players when a manager goes and they wait to see which new manager is coming in.”Manuel Pellegrini:“I think that the Premier League will miss him, of course. I don’t have to miss anyone, but if you ask me I prefer the Premier League with Mourinho than without Mourinho. With the best players and the best managers working here, I think the Premier League will be better.”last_img read more


first_imgThe Shandon Hotel.The former owner of the Shandon Hotel has objected to the granting of a license for the hotel.Mr Dermot McGlade appeared at Falcarragh District Court this morning when a license application by the new owners of the Portnablagh-based hotel was heard.The hotel was recently purchased at an All-Sops Auction in Dublin for approximately €800,0000 but was once value at almost €6M. New owner Mr Warren McCarthy appeared in court to give evidence of his plans for the hotel.His solicitor Mr Brendan Twomey said he was aware that the hotel’s former owner Mr Dermot McGlade was objecting to the granting of the license.However he said that the court was no provision to hear Mr Glade’s objection during the court sitting.Donegal Daily understands the objection relates to a right-of-way at the hotel but no reference was made to this in court. Mr McCarthy gave evidence that although he had no experience in the bar trade, he had acquainted himself with the alcohol laws.He said he planned to move a management team in to run the hotel and they would operate it under him.He said the hotel needed some renovation but no structural works but rather works to address some damp and leaking roofs.He said that he did not envisage the hotel will open in the summer but may be open before Christmas.Judge Paul Kelly explained to the former owner Mr McGlade that he did not have the right to object at the current court but could do so during the annual licensing court in September. Judge Kelly also advised solicitor Mr Twomey to inform his client of the situation with regard to Mr McGlade’s objection to the hotel.FORMER OWNER OBJECTS TO LICENSE FOR SHANDON HOTEL was last modified: May 20th, 2015 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:donegalobjectionPortnablaghshandon hotellast_img read more


first_imgHotelier and county councillor Sean McEniff has said Donegal tourism needs a new body if it is to attract visitors to the region.Hotelier and county councillor Sean McEniffWhile he praises initiatives like the Wild Atlantic Way, he says that tourism in Donegal has generally been forgotten by those in power in Dublin.The Bundoran-based businessman says the only way we can revive our tourism industry locally if it is given back to the operators locally. In this article he suggests that a regrouping of the North West Tourism initiative, which was disbanded in 2006, could help tourism attract much larger numbers in the years ahead.“As we entered the New Year it was difficult to read of yet more hotel, restaurant and bar closures in Co. Donegal.“The difficulties experienced by both the Seaview and Jacksons Hotel is a shock for the whole tourism sector in the County and I hope is a wake up call for the mandarins in Dublin who now administer the tourism sector on behalf of all the regions throughout the country.When North West Tourism was abolished in 2006 we were promised significant investment for the tourism sector in the North West and as a consequence new visitor attractions and increased visitor numbers would be apparent. “However when we study visitor numbers and revenue for the past number of years we see that the North West is still bottom of the pile and way behind the other regions of Ireland. In other words the new system brought into place in 2006 has failed Donegal and the North West in general.“The Government has already admitted that the new Health system is not working and that the HSE is a failed entity and I regret to say that the new centralized system brought in by the Department of Tourism and Failte Ireland is also a failure for the tourism sector in Co.Donegal.“Following the troubles in Northern Ireland the Northern Ireland Tourism Board received huge Government support for the tourism sector in the six counties. North West Tourism was very proactive in requesting the same support for the six border counties in the South who suffered equally in visitor numbers and revenue during that period. The Department of Tourism and Failte Ireland responded by abolishing the regional board in order that they could keep the tourism sector quiet in this region.“However the same pressing issues face the tourism sector in Donegal nine years on and until this is recognized at a national level we will continue to under perform in this County and the closures we heard off in the past number of months will continue.“North West Tourism was locally elected by the trade and were hands on meeting on a regular basis with hoteliers, self catering and B&B owners,visitor attraction and activity tourism providers, local tourism committees and the Local Authorities. Almost eighty per cent of our Board were from the private sector and we now need a similar entity that gives a proper voice to those who deliver tourism at the coalface. “I welcome initiatives such as the Wild Atlantic Way which is a marketing initiative for all of the West Coast and I applaud the work of Donegal tourism which is now led and mainly funded by Donegal Co Council. Indeed most of the tourism initiatives for the County are led out by the Council, however in previous times the lead was taken by the tourism sector and I still think this approach would still be the most beneficial and call on Failte Ireland in Dublin to be more proactive with initiatives for Co. Donegal.Before North West Tourism was abolished we were seeking the following as a priority for Donegal:• Significant additional marketing funds for Donegal• Targetted overseas marketing campaigns in the UK, France, Germany and the USA. • Funding for Sliabh League to be fast tracked• A Discovery Centre for Letterkenny• Sea Life Centre for Bundoran• Major Visitor Attraction for Malin Head• Enhancement of visitor facilities at visitor attractions such as Glenveagh, Ards Forest Park, Inch Levels, Dunlewey and the Islands.• Major Investment in Activity Tourism including Walking, Cycling, Angling, Surfing, Golf and Equestrian.• Attract major new festivals and events to Donegal.“These are still priorities for the County and until we are given the special designation we deserve the North West will continue to be the least visited region in the Country as is now the case. As my colleague Cllr Paddy McGowan put it last week there needs to be special help and the whole country is being administered as if it were all the same and a business in O’ Connell St. is the same as one on Main St. Ballybofey.“One of our most successful initiatives in North West Tourism was that myself, the Chief Executive and members of the trade would go to the UK and meet the key tour and coach operators and sell the North West to them which resulted in thousands of additional visitors coming to Co. Donegal.“Unfortunately as I said the Board and the position of Chief Executive was abolished so I now think we in the Council should take on this initiative again and try to win some badly needed overseas business for the County. It is absolutely crucial for Donegal’s economic development that we grow the tourism sector and make major strides in increasing tourism revenue which will result in new jobs whilst assisting the many businesses that are finding it very difficult at the moment.”McENIFF SAYS TOURISM IN DONEGAL NEEDS TO BE RUN BY LOCAL INITIATIVES was last modified: January 26th, 2015 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:bundoranCLLR SEAN MCENIFFdonegaltourismlast_img read more

Tottenham interested in replacing star man with World Cup ace

first_imgTottenham Hotspur are interested in France ace Benjamin Pavard, according to reports.Pavard, the defender, has shone for Les Bleus at the World Cup, helping them reach Sunday’s final against Croatia. Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST RANKED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Latest transfer news Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Alderweireld will reportedly leave Tottenham this summer after a contract dispute Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing 2 2 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star The 22-year-old scored one of the goals of the tournament in the round-of-16, with an incredible volley coming in France’s 4-3 defeat of Argentina.He has been played at right-back by Didier Deschamps throughout the World Cup, but he is better known as a centre-half – the position in which he plays for his club Stuttgart. Pavard’s goal against Argentina was an absolute stunner TOP WORK LIVING THE DREAM Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father three-way race targets targets moving on Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland And, according to the Mirror, Pavard appeals to Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino because of his abilities at the heart of defence.Tottenham are expected to lose Toby Alderweireld this summer, and it is said Pavard is seen as a potential replacement for the Belgium international centre-back. IN DEMAND REVEALED Pavard, who started his career at Lille before joining Stuttgart in 2016, played every minute of the Bundesliga side’s league campaign last season. As well as being used at both the centre and the right side of defence, Pavard can also provide cover in midfield.last_img read more


first_imgKILLER Stephen Cahoon used several different names so that girlfriends weren’t aware of his evil past, it has been revealed.The Derryman was jailed for life yesterday for the murder of mother of four Jean Quigley in 2008. He was arrested ten days later by a quick-thinking Garda in Donegal Town.Jean’s mother Emma McBride, who found her 30-year-old daughter’s body, said of the murder verdict from the Dublin jury: “It’s never going to bring Jean back, but at least now I know she didn’t die in vain. “To see him getting what he deserves, it’s a relief, but at the same time now I can grieve.”Jean’s brother Gerald said: “People like Stephen Cahoon need to be on a register much much sooner so that people are aware who the criminals out there are that can cause this kind of hurt and pain, so that people like Jean would have known to stay away from them.”Cahoon had a violent history, leaving a teenager for dead in 1999 – an attack for which he was later given five years.Jean Quigley was just his latest victim. Her family said he went by a number of different names and “nobody ever put two and two together”.Police described Cahoon as a “dangerous sexual predator with a history of violence against women. He deserves to stay behind bars for a very long time”.Jean’s sister Anne-Marie said: “He made his past out to be that his partners were as bad as he was. He said he went with some girls and they were crazy, but we found out later on that he was the crazy one.”EVIL CAHOON: FAMILY SPEAK OUT AS KILLER GETS LIFE was last modified: May 1st, 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:EVIL CAHOON: FAMILY SPEAK OUT AS KILLER GETS LIFEJean QuigleySTEPHEN CAHOONlast_img read more


first_imgGARDAI are investigating how a car was burnt out overnight.The vehicle is lying at the side of the N13 Newtowncunningham to Derry road.It’s a green BMW and has been totally gutted in a fire.   GARDAI INVESTIGATE BURNT-OUT CAR was last modified: July 8th, 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:GARDAI INVESTIGATE BURNT-OUT CARlast_img


first_imgA DONEGAL man is being quizzed by detectives following a major drugs find and a wide-ranging investigation.Gardaí from Milford and the Letterkenny drugs unit have carried out a number of searches in the Kilmacrennan area.The operation also involved gardaí in Co Monaghan and the national drugs unit. We understand the suspect, who is from near Leitir, Kilmacrennan, was detained after a swoop on premises in Monaghan.He is being questioned by detectives there.The intelligence-led operation is understood to have followed pain-staking undercover investigations by gardaí.The detained man is one of a number of people being tracked by gardaí in Milford and Letterkenny districts in recent weeks. Gardaí across the county have found more than €1M worth of cannabis in the past six months.Most of these finds have involved grow houses.In September Gardaí in Milford found €250,000 worth of cannabis being grown inside premises overlooking Portsalon beach.A Malaysian national found at the premises in Magherawarden has been charged in relation to that find. DONEGAL MAN QUIZZED BY DETECTIVES OVER DRUGS FIND AFTER HUGE SECURITY OPERATION was last modified: November 9th, 2014 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:arrestdrugsLetterkenny Drugs UnitMilford GardaiMonaghanlast_img read more