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No ‘dressing’ will diminish Govt’s responsibility for economic situation


first_imgDear Editor,The column ‘Report on End of year Outcome 2017’ written by Anand Goolsarran warrants a response, since what Goolsarran claims is out of sync with the substantiated views expressed by economists, like Sasenarine Singh and others.Only recently, sections of the media published comments from Singh, where he pointed out that Guyana’s exports had dropped by $615 million in 2017. And this is the least of the worrying economic signs that have been pointed out. Another economist, Tarron Khemraj, also in sections of the media, pointed out that it is the coalition Government that must take blame for the loss of investor confidence and the depreciation of the local currency. Khemraj also criticised this Government about the economic performance by pointing out that is it unfairly suspicious of the Private Sector and that the Budget 2018 presentation “gives the impression that not everyone in the APNU/AFC Government fully appreciates the crucial importance of stable macroeconomic forces.”Goolsarran is not an economist, yet he claims that, based on his supposed analysis, Guyana’s macroeconomic fundamentals reflect a stable economy. This conclusion by Goolsarran would be strange if it were considered on its own. But, Editor, it is an interesting coincidence that Goolsarran’s comments came days after Finance Minister Winston Jordan was making great predictions about the economy for 2018, as reported in the State media.No one has forgotten that Goolsarran was an ardent advocate for the APNU/AFC coalition Government.No one has forgotten that Goolsarran also benefited from millions in forensic audit contracts, all of which were awarded in breach of the law. One of those audits alone was for $2.3 million.This was the man who, as a former Auditor General, presented himself as a champion for ensuring that the procurement laws were followed. Yet he accepted monies in breach of what he actually argued for. All the forensic audit contracts were given out to people. The laws were not followed. In addition to not being an economist, wouldn’t such an action call into question his principles as an accountant too?Editor, Goolsarran has also not told the Guyanese people yet about the $28 billion that was ‘lost’ annually because of weak procurement systems. As recent as 2015, Goolsarran was talking about credible reports of corrupt behaviour in public procurement. But he has not said anything about this since then. Why?Editor, I submit that in the whole context, Goolsarran’s comments and his conclusion about a stable economy must be questioned. There must be some level of responsibility to the people when certain comments are made. After all, it is the people, regular Guyanese people, who are feeling the squeeze caused by the present economic conditions. No amount of ‘dressing’ by people like Goolsarran will diminish the APNU/AFC coalition Government’s responsibility for the present economic situation.Sincerely,David Williamslast_img read more


Torrential Rains, Storm Leave Several Homeless in Nimba


first_imgOne of the damaged houses.Torrential rains accompanied by heavy storms left several families homeless in Nyor Diaplay Town, in the Buu-Yao Administrative District, near the Liberian/Ivorian border in Nimba County. The town is the largest of the seven towns in the Nyor belt, with a population estimated at over 2,000.The incident, which took place on Thursday, January 18 at about 11 p.m., destroyed 15 houses and swept away corrugated iron roofing sheets.One of the schools in the community was hard hit, leaving the principal’s office and the library roofless.Peter Gbahnzo, Nyor-Diaplay Town Chief, told the Daily Observer that those whose properties were destroyed by the storm are currently sleeping in public buildings, while some are lodged in the churches or with friends and relatives.“Many of the victims have moved to their villages for shelter,” Chief Gbahnzo told this newspaper.Up to press time last night, Chief Gbahnzo’s subjects were finding it very difficult, if not impossible, to cope with the situation, and therefore want speedy attention from the government and her partners.The storm on the night of Jan. 18 destroyed 15 houses and swept away their roofsSeveral properties including valuable personal belongings and other household items were destroyed, while items like clothes, mattresses, books, etc. are being exposed to the sun.Gibson Dearlee, a resident, said: “The storm blew away the roof of my house, so currently my family and I are sleeping on the farm, because we don’t have anywhere to seek refuge in the town.”Pointing at some of the damaged properties, he added: “See out there, all our personal belongings are soaked with  rain water, while my children’s copybooks and uniforms have remained trapped under the fallen wall.”Dearlee heads a 12-member family that lived with him in the four-room house. He said it will be very difficult for him to rebuild his house without any immediate external help.He is meanwhile appealing to the authorities of the Liberian National Red Cross Society and the country’s Disaster Relief Unit at the Ministry of Internal Affairs to come to the aid of those affected by the storm.One of the badly hit housesMost of the damaged houses were built with sun dried bricks; something that needs urgent and immediate renovation, before the coming of the rainy season, or else the remaining walls will collapse.“I lost my 20 bags of rice and my electronic set in the warehouse when the storm swept away the roof of my house,” said one of the victims.Despite the large scale destruction, there was no casualty reported, the town chief has said.“The storm occurred while many of the victims were already in bed, but we thank God that nobody got injured,” the chief added.The storm victims are all in need of government intervention so that they can reestablish their lives said the chief.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


Contractor behind schedule despite millions in advance payments


first_imgTimehri roundabout…Ministry was unable to recover advanceWhen Guyana’s first roundabout was opened at Kitty, Georgetown, Government promised it would open similar structures at other locations but at least one of these projects, the Timehri roundabout, has run into serious trouble even before it’s opened.According to reports, the contractor was given advance payments totalling $30.8 million, with $628,568 being paid to the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) as Withholding Tax. The contractor, who was awarded the contract out of 11 bidders, was supposed to construct a single lane rural roundabout and bypass road.In Auditor General Deodat Sharma’s 2017 report, he revealed that he examined payment vouchers, contract documents and even paid the site a physical visit aThe project works that greeted State auditors on their visit to the sitefew months ago. Among his findings were that the works were incomplete and very much behind schedule.While the contractor had mobilised on site, at the time only excavation and general earth work had even started. And this was limited to two small sections of the existing roadway.The works were expected to be done at the existing two-lane road coming from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and the four-lane highway.The AG also revealed that the advance payment bond, meant to be a security in case the contractor defaulted after being paid up front, expired since December 4, 2017. As of August 2018, only 19.5 per cent of the advance payment had been recovered.The structures are being constructed with the hope of easing traffic congestion and wastage of time at the peak locations.“It was discovered that no date was inserted in the signed contract agreement and as such, we were only able to determine that the contract was signed sometime in August 2017,” the report states.“According to the contract, the duration for the completion of the works was 24 weeks from the letter of commencement. However, at the time of reporting a total of 12 months had elapsed and the works were still incomplete.”It is understood that the contract for the project was awarded for the sum of $74 million below the engineer’s estimate.ComplicationIn its response, the Public Infrastructure Ministry explained that complications from removing utility connections in the area resulted in the delays on the project.“The contract time of 24 weeks had elapsed, and the works were not completed due to the complications that arose with regards to the removal of utilities from the work area, namely GTT (Guyana Telephone and Telegraph) and GWI (Guyana Water Incorporated).”“These issues arose and required additional $8.5 million to remove GTT utilities and $11.5 million for GWI utilities. These delays caused work to be stalled until June 2018.”The Ministry noted that the contractor is awaiting the removal of light poles. It acknowledged that the bond did expire and revealed that the contractor has been asked to renew same.The Auditor General recommended that the letter of commencement be submitted for examination and that the bond remain valid until advance payments have been recovered. It also asked for clarification on whether extensions were given to the contractor and what are the new completion dates.Works reportedly began on the Timehri roundabout back in June of this year, while Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson commissioned the $78.9 million Kitty roundabout, which was constructed by S Jagmohan Hardware Supplies and Construction Services.Minister Patterson had announced plans to construct two roundabouts, with the inclusion of the Timehri structure. The other is expected to be erected on Mandela Avenue, Georgetown.last_img read more


Tumbler Ridge ATV rollover victim identified


first_imgHe passed away after the ATV he was driving tipped over at the intersection of Monkman Way and Southgate Street just after midnight Sunday, June 30.A male passenger sustained a head laceration and concussion after being ejected from the side-by-side and landing three metres away, while a female passenger received treatment for minor injuries and shock.Both the Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate the incident.- Advertisement –last_img


West Brom star ready to quit just months after £8m move


first_imgJames Chester is weighing up his West Brom future less than four months after moving to the Hawthorns.The 26-year-old has started just one Premier League match for the Baggies since arriving in a £8m deal from Hull City.The Welshman says his lack of game time is harming his international career ahead of Euro 2016, and has suggested he could be looking for a way out of West Brom in January.“To be playing for Wales I have to start playing for my club because it’s impossible to play at this level and not be playing week in, week out,” Chester said, after starting for his country in their 3-2 defeat to Holland on Friday.“I know myself I need to be playing at my club to give me the best chance of going to France and playing when we get there.“I don’t think it’s good enough to be playing for Wales when I’m not playing for West Brom.“It’s nearly impossible to not play every week and then expect to be 100 per cent to stop players of (Arjen) Robben and (Wesley) Sneijder’s class – and that’s the level we will play in France in every game.“(Wales manager) Chris Coleman has been brilliant to me and that’s nice to hear, so it’s up to me to go back to West Brom and play. But I’m finding it difficult.”Former Manchester United trainee Chester was promoted into the Premier League with Hull and had two seasons in the top-flight before joining West Brom last summer in the wake of the Tigers’ relegation.He was part of a three-man central defence at Hull and also with Wales, playing a key role as Coleman’s side qualified for the European Championship next summer, but his rare Albion appearances under Tony Pulis have come at right-back.“When I signed (Pulis) said he knew I could play at centre-back but he wanted to use me at full-back,” Chester said.“I don’t really have a problem with that as long as I’m playing in the Premier League, which is where I want to be.“I think the disappointing part for me is I played the first game of the season and I think I showed enough, with hard work and playing there regularly, that is something I could become quite good at.“But to only give me one opportunity there I find it quite difficult to understand.”Chester, the most expensive defender in Albion’s history, revealed he spoke to Pulis in October to enquire what he had to do to get back in the first team at the Hawthorns.“He said he understood it was a new club and a new position and we had some work to do,” Chester said.“But up to the part of speaking to him I hadn’t done much work regarding playing right-back.“I asked him how I would get back if not doing the things he said to me.“I’m trying to stay professional and keep myself right for when I get the chance, because when I get there I feel I’m good enough to stay in the team.”Asked if he would look elsewhere in the January transfer window, Chester replied: “I’m 12 games into a four-year contract, but I’m not one who likes to sit and watch.“I want to play and I thought I was coming to West Brom to play in the Premier League.“Hindsight’s a wonderful thing and you see how Hull are doing at the start of the season, and I had other options which makes the situation a little more difficult.” 1last_img read more


Things To Do


first_imgSenior Cinema will present “March of the Penguins,” 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Suggested donation: $1. Call (661) 259-9444. Girl Scouts “Commit to a Girl” Benefit Breakfast, 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday at the Tournament Players Club, 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia. Call Irma Tamayo at 9661) 287-1985. Movies to Talk About will present “Behind the Swoosh,” and a guest speaker discussing the topic of sweatshops, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Vincenzo’s Pizza, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Visit www.uuofscv.org. Moonlight Hike, 6 p.m. Friday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10770 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Free lecture and question and answer session, 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the SCV Historical Society at Heritage Junction, 24101 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. By the Light of the Silvery Moon Hike, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call (661) 255-3606. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Sierra Club Hike from Bouquet Canyon to Spunky Canyon will meet, 9 a.m. Sunday at the Newhall Park & Ride in Newhall. Call Ken Kerner at (661) 251-5156. Wild Sunday will explore a certain animal in depth, 10-11 a.m. Sunday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Purim Carnival will feature games, crafts, music, prizes, face painting, bouncers, food and fun, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Congregation Beth Shalom, 21430 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 254-2411. Santa Clarita Valley Barbershop Chorus will present “Traveling in Harmony,” 2 p.m. Sunday at Hart Auditorium, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Tickets are $15 or $12 for children and seniors. Call (661) 296-2292 or visit www.geocities.com/bsharmony. Musical Purim Celebration will feature a musical reading of the “Megillah,” 7 p.m. Monday at Congregation Beth Shalom, 21430 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 254-2411. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!,Senior Cinema will present “March of the Penguins,” 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Suggested donation: $1. Call (661) 259-9444. Girl Scouts “Commit to a Girl” Benefit Breakfast, 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday at the Tournament Players Club, 26550 Heritage View Lane, Valencia. Call Irma Tamayo at 9661) 287-1985. Movies to Talk About will present “Behind the Swoosh,” and a guest speaker discussing the topic of sweatshops, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Vincenzo’s Pizza, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Visit www.uuofscv.org. Moonlight Hike, 6 p.m. Friday at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10770 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. 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 SCV sheriff’s station’s 25th annual all-school dance, 7-11 p.m. Friday at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia. Open to students in grades 8 through 12. Tickets: $5. Enter through the back gate. Call (661) 799-5154. James P. Connelly and Mark Mosley will perform, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12 or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291. Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Knights of Columbus St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the East Canyon Trail Head adjacent to the Church of the Nazarene on The Old Road in Newhall. Call Mike McSkane at (661) 259-4384. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Free lecture and question and answer session, 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the SCV Historical Society at Heritage Junction, 24101 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. By the Light of the Silvery Moon Hike, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call (661) 255-3606. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Sierra Club Hike from Bouquet Canyon to Spunky Canyon will meet, 9 a.m. Sunday at the Newhall Park & Ride in Newhall. Call Ken Kerner at (661) 251-5156. Wild Sunday will explore a certain animal in depth, 10-11 a.m. Sunday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Purim Carnival will feature games, crafts, music, prizes, face painting, bouncers, food and fun, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Congregation Beth Shalom, 21430 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 254-2411. Santa Clarita Valley Barbershop Chorus will present “Traveling in Harmony,” 2 p.m. Sunday at Hart Auditorium, 24825 N. Newhall Ave., Newhall. Tickets are $15 or $12 for children and seniors. Call (661) 296-2292 or visit www.geocities.com/bsharmony. Musical Purim Celebration will feature a musical reading of the “Megillah,” 7 p.m. Monday at Congregation Beth Shalom, 21430 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 254-2411. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SCV sheriff’s station’s 25th annual all-school dance, 7-11 p.m. Friday at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia. Open to students in grades 8 through 12. Tickets: $5. Enter through the back gate. Call (661) 799-5154. James P. Connelly and Mark Mosley will perform, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12 or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291. Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Knights of Columbus St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the East Canyon Trail Head adjacent to the Church of the Nazarene on The Old Road in Newhall. Call Mike McSkane at (661) 259-4384. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. last_img read more


AMAZING VALENTINE’S STEAK SPECIAL AT AWARD-WINNING KELLY’S ROADSIDE DINER


first_imgFEATURES: Award-winning Kelly’s American Roadside Diner, Letterkenny are offering an amazing Valentines Steak Special this weekend!Letterkenny’s most famous family-orientated American Diner is spreading the love this weekend! Below are some of the incredible offers available. Saturday Steak Night – Sirloin steak and ALL the trimmings an unbelievable €10 5-10pm.On Sunday, they’ve got some great deals for all you love birds, with a three-course meal available for just €13.95.Valentines Steak Special – 8oz Sirloin and all the trimmings €12 (12-8pm)– all wines, bottled beers & pints €3 All dayFull menu available all day.Massive 30% allowance on sterling.Open early to late all weekend.Free wi-fi.Ample car parking.Call in and see for yourself why we are proud of our unbeatable priced menu and award winning customer service!AMAZING VALENTINE’S STEAK SPECIAL AT AWARD-WINNING KELLY’S ROADSIDE DINER was last modified: February 11th, 2016 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:BusinessFeaturesKelly’s Dinernewslast_img read more


Gairm Scoil Chú Uladh to host carol and crafts day


first_imgGairm Scoil Chú Uladh will be hosting a carol and crafts day on Thursday the 15th of December.It will take place at 7pm i dTeach Pobail, Baile na Finne.Nollaig shona daoibh!  Gairm Scoil Chú Uladh to host carol and crafts day was last modified: December 3rd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:carolsCHristmascraftsgairm scoil chú uladhlast_img


Quantity Surveyor Dearbhla swapping hard hats for heels in Miss Universe Final


first_imgAn ambitious Donegal woman has set out to inspire women in construction as she competes in this year’s Miss Universe Ireland competition.Dearbhla Walsh from Kerrykeel is a Top 30 finalist in Miss Universe Ireland 2019. An experienced pageant titleholder, she will be hoping to do Donegal proud once more as she takes to the stage of The Round Room in Dublin’s Mansion House on Thursday night.All eyes will be on Facebook Live on August 1st to find out who will win reigning queen Grainne Gallanagh’s crown. The Buncrana woman placed in the Top 20 of the 2018 world final in Thailand last December. But there has to be a new queen, and Dearbhla is hoping to be that new role model.The 26-year-old has a strong message to share about her career. With a BSc Hons degree in Quantity Surveying, Dearbhla shows that you can be a ‘girly girl’ and succeed in the male-dominated construction industry.She has set out to encourage more women to enter the industry. “Many females are put off thinking it’s manual labour, but that’s not the case. I feel it’s time for a change,” Dearbhla told Donegal Woman. Dearbhla has been working in London for the past two years and is currently studying for her chartership. With blonde hair and blue eyes, she describes herself as ‘like legally blonde, but more like construction blonde!’She said: “For me, I am feminine and a girly girl. But there’s no heavy lifting or physical work. I’m a professional, I’m in my office, I’m dealing with all the costs and projects. Once a month I’m out assessing the site.“It’s an amazing job and no day is the same. You don’t know what type of building you’re going to get. I love the diversity, you learn so much every single day.”Dearbhla’s ultimate ambition is to be a TV Presenter for a construction related show like ‘Room to Improve’ or ‘Grand Designs’, offering expert advice on builds.Dearbhla WalshDearbhla previously held the title of Miss Earth Northern Ireland in 2015 and was crowned Miss Derry in 2014, as her mum Siobhán is from the county.This time, she is looking forward to wearing the Miss Donegal sash. “I’m so proud to be representing Donegal. It’s my home and I try to come back as much as I can because I am really close with my family,” she said.Applying for MUI, Dearbhla said, enables her to share her passion for being a female Quantity Surveyor. She is also promoting a unique initiative she is developing through work.“I am part of a team working on an initiative for supporting a tutoring programme to help underprivileged children improve their mathematical ability in the boroughs of London.“We hope to help children with mathematics and hopefully from a young age, we are opening up their eyes to that world,” she said. Dearbhla has also adopted a social cause as part of her campaign and plans to organise a charity run in aid of the ISPCC.Dearbhla has a strong passion for pageants and the platform they give to young women.It’s an all-round good experience, she says: “Pageants are an awful lot more than beauty. A lot of people look dimly upon it, especially males, who look at it in that light. Miss Universe Ireland is about empowering females. It’s about giving women a voice and letting them know they have a network of people around that will support them. It also builds your confidence.”The Miss Universe Ireland Final Show kicks off at 7.30pm this Thursday. The winner gains a once in a lifetime role as a goodwill Ambassador of Ireland at Miss Universe 2019, along with modelling opportunities and up to €70,000 in prizes.Quantity Surveyor Dearbhla swapping hard hats for heels in Miss Universe Final was last modified: July 26th, 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:constructionDearbhla Walshmiss universe irelandlast_img read more


Spurs ask for permission to play Carabao Cup tie v Watford at Stadium MK


first_img highlights 3 Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more 3 Spurs added: “We are extremely conscious of having to ask our supporters to attend home matches at more than one venue and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”The fixture with Watford is one of four all-Premier League ties, with Everton-Southampton, Wolves-Leicester and Liverpool-Chelsea the others.Chelsea beat Liverpool in the memorable 2005 final in Cardiff, claiming the trophy 3-2 after extra-time.That was Jose Mourinho’s first trophy in English football. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Mourinho, now the Manchester United boss, and Frank Lampard, with whom the Portuguese enjoyed so much success at Chelsea, were drawn to face each other in round three. Manchester United will host Derby, now managed by former Chelsea midfielder Lampard.Holders Manchester City were handed an away trip to Oxford United of League One.Arsenal, runners-up to Pep Guardiola’s City at Wembley in February, will host Championship Brentford in a London derby.Macclesfield, the lowest ranked team left in the competition at 23rd in League Two, play at West Ham.Round three fixtures include the Premier League clubs involved in European competition. Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Tottenham could play home matches at three different grounds this season after applying for permission to play their Carabao Cup third round tie with Watford in Milton Keynes.Spurs’ new stadium is undergoing the final stages of its construction, while Wembley will not be available because of the heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin on September 22 meaning Spurs have asked to host the game at the MK Dons’ home ground Stadium MK. impact MONEY Round three ties are scheduled to take place week commencing September 24 and Spurs did not wish to reverse the draw, made on Thursday evening. The request will be considered at the EFL board meeting on September 6.Spurs said in a statement: “We have applied to the EFL board for special dispensation to play this tie at Stadium MK.“We appreciate that Stadium MK may not be an ideal destination for every fan to get to on a weekday evening.“However, the club felt it would not be beneficial to request a reverse of the fixture as it would have resulted in no more than a 10 per cent allocation of tickets for our supporters at the venue of our opponents. possible standings center_img 3 Stadium MK is 50 miles away from White Hart Lane smart causal “In contrast, we shall have a ticket allocation of up to 90 per cent at a neutral venue, ensuring greater access for our fans.”Stadium MK has a capacity of 30,500 and is 50 miles from White Hart Lane. Milton Keynes Central train station is a 30-minute journey from London Euston.Spurs say they sought a venue within the M25, but said it was “simply not possible”.Tottenham were tenants of Wembley last season and had hoped to return to White Hart Lane, and their new stadium, this season. But the move has been delayed over safety concerns. silverware gameday Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Latest Football News The pick of the third round ties sees Liverpool host Chelsea Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack RANKED Spurs have played all of last season and their home matches this season at the national stadium Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade last_img read more