National Diya light up to be held on Sunday

first_imgThe Festival of Lights celebrations is expected to kick-start with the annual “National Diya Light-up” which is being held on Sunday at Rahaman’s Park, Greater Georgetown. This spectacular event is hosted by the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh-Hindus for Selfless Service (HSS) and will mark the fourth consecutive year of the Festival’s celebrations since the first National Diya was lit back in 2015.The diya light-up is expected to have the usual attendee which include heads of leading Hindu and other religious organisations, young leaders and the general public. The aim of the National Diya lighting is to promote, preserve and spread awareness of oneness and national unity. The theme for this year’s Diya Light up is “Atma Deepo Bhava” or You Become the light.The festival ‘Diwali’ in Sanskrit has a literal meaning of ‘a row of lamps’. This festival usually falls between the middle of October and the middle of November, although this is decided upon by the Hindu lunar calendar.The most popular tradition of celebrating Diwali is filling little clay lamps (Diyas)National Diya in 2017with oil and wick and lighting them in rows all over the house, this reflects the rich and glorious past of culture and teaching to uphold the true values of life.Lights and diyas are lit to signify the driving away of darkness and ignorance, as well as the awakening of the light within one’s self. It is viewed as a time for family gatherings and foods as well as a celebration that reminds us of our original virtues; the light of which brings joy and hope.Diwali celebrates victory over evil or darkness and the coming of a New Year. The light refers to following a path virtue such that our thoughts are always pure in heart; meanwhile the darkness refers to negative thoughts which bring about hurts and sorrow.Diwali should be experienced as a country, as this would signify the closing of old account books such as any unpleasant relationships, and the beginning of new ones. Diwali should be a festival of removing all the crackers of evil characteristics within one’s self.Additionally, apart from the spectacular display of the National Diya Light up, there will be a cultural evening of dances, skits and music to portray the significance of the national holiday. This event will commence at 18:00h and conclude at 20:00h.last_img read more

President distributes commemorative coins to mark GPA 75th anniversary

first_imgPresident David Granger, two Sundays ago presented the Guyana Press Association (GPA) with commemorative coins and lapel pins in the run-up to the Association’s 75th anniversary.Next year, the Press Association will be celebrating its 75th anniversary and this is the first time the Association has been honoured with commemorative coins.The Guyana Press Association was founded in 1945.The coins were presented to the Executive of the GPA and members of the media at the President’s annual Media Brunch held at the Baridi Benab, State House, Georgetown on Sunday, January 6.“You have received [lapel] pins of the Guyana Press Association (GPA) and coins and I would like to feel that this starts a year of preparation, a year of celebration for your 75th anniversary,” President Granger said.The Head of State also pledged Government’s support to publish some form of history relative to the association so that young entrants in the profession could appreciate the evolution of the press over the last 75 years.“I had promised to provide money for the training of the Press Association. I’m committed to providing assistance to help you to publish your history of the Press Association and I’m also committed to assisting in strengthening one of the four pillars of journalism and the first is schooling,” he said.The President has always insisted that journalists must receive education in journalism and noted that money has been made available to the GPA to facilitate training, seminars, symposia and workshops in journalism.“…education is important and I would like to feel that everyone entering the profession of journalism is given some training, education some schooling in the principles of journalism,” he said.last_img read more

Guyanese woman murdered by husband in NYC

first_imgThe man who stabbed his wife to deathA Guyanese woman was on Monday fatally stabbed by her estranged husband whom she had cut ties with some two months ago.Hannah Donald, 47, was rushed to the hospital with multiple stab wounds to her chest, arm and neck just before 18:00h, following an argument with her husband at her E 17 Street near Dorchester Rd, Brooklyn home.According to NY Daily News, the woman’s 58-year-old husband was taken into custody at the Cortelyou Road Q train station at about 21:30h.The woman’s friend, Izafet Colok, 57, who works at a nearby laundromat, said Donald’s husband harassed her after she kicked him out.“She tell me, ‘he’s coming to bother me.’ I told her just change the locks. Every time I tell her,” Colok is quoted as saying by the NY Daily News. “She’s a quiet lady, so nice. She always help everybody,” he added. “He’s drinking, he’s not nice, he comes to my laundry and complains. I know he’s like a bum.” Charges were pending against the estranged husband early Tuesday.last_img read more

Law resigns from Windies Head Coach post

first_img– to complete India/Bangladesh seriesThe Windies’ Senior Men’s Team will be searching for a new coach, because Stuart Law has resigned from his position as Head Coach to take on a new role at Middlesex Cricket Club in January 2019.Stuart LawLaw, who took over as Head Coach in February 2017, vacates his post after guiding the Test team to series wins against Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, and the ODI T,eam through the ICC World Cup Qualifiers and into the 2019 Cricket World Cup.The former Australia batsman also oversaw the first Windies Test Match win in England for 17 years, when they beat the hosts by five wickets at Headingly.Law would however continue in his role for the upcoming away series against India and Bangladesh, but will leave to take up his new responsibilities in the new year.Law has stated, “I have had to make the difficult decision to leave my role of Head Coach with CWI. It has been very enjoyable, and I believe we have made tremendous strides forward as a team during the past 2 years. I would like to thank the players, staff and the fans for their support over this period, I have appreciated it greatly. I will be taking a role with Middlesex CCC, which will keep me close to my family whilst continuing within the cricket family. I wish the players and staff of CWI every success in the future.”Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams, said: “While I regret his leaving and the timing of it, I fully understand his reasons; and along with everyone at Cricket West Indies (CWI), I want to thank him for his dedication and commitment whilst in the role, and wish him the very best of luck at Middlesex.”CWI’s Chief Executive Johnny Grave commented, “I am disappointed that Stuart is leaving, as I believe that we have made real progress under his leadership.  I know it was a difficult decision for him, and that ultimately the opportunity to work in England, where his family is now based, was a major factor in his decision.  We will start the process to appoint a new Head Coach immediately.” (Clifton Ross)last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, November 20

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…Chelsea have agreed a deal in principle to sell Petr Cech to Arsenal. (Daily Star)Arsenal are plotting a £40m bid for Real Madrid midfielder Isco, who is also wanted by Liverpool. (Daily Star)Sami Khedira is set to become a free agent in the summer as Real Madrid will not offer him a new contract. Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United are all interested in signing the 27-year-old. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United are planning to sell Angel Di Maria to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer to create funds for a sensational move for either Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale or Cristiano Ronaldo. (Daily Express)Manchester United could be set to solve their defensive crisis by swooping for AC Milan defender Adil Rami. (Daily Star)Manchester City are willing to activate Colombian star Juan Cuadrado’s £28million release clause to stump fierce rivals Manchester United. (Daily Express)Jose Mourinho has ordered his scouts to keep tabs on Ipswich youngster Tyrone Mings as a potential long-term replacement for John Terry at Chelsea. (Daily Mirror)Southampton will offer Nathaniel Clyne an extended and improved contract in the coming weeks, with Liverpool among the clubs who are closely monitoring his future. (Daily Telegraph)Brendan Rodgers wants Divock Origi on board in January to help solve Liverpool’s striking crisis. (Daily Mirror)Lionel Messi’s father Jorge has sought to play down comments his son made this week which suggested the four-time World Player of the Year could consider leaving Barcelona. (Daily Mail)And here’s the latest headlines…Exclusive – Liverpool legend fears for Reds after ‘major’ Sturridge setbackExclusive – Chelsea nailed on to win the Premier League title, says RedknappReports – Man City ready to use Nastasic as bait for Juventus starReports – Manchester City target enters Real Madrid negotiationsEverton face fight to land Barcelona starletlast_img read more

Welbeck double fires Gunners through in League Cup

first_img0Shares0000Danny Welbeck celebrates scoring for Arsenal during their Carabao Cup match against Brentford on September 26, 2018. PHOTO/SKYLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 27 – Danny Welbeck’s double fired Arsenal to a 3-1 victory over Brentford and into the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.The England striker scored twice in the first half at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night to put the Gunners on course, although the Championship side rallied well after the break and pulled a goal back through Alan Judge’s fine free-kick. However, last year’s finalists, playing under Unai Emery in the Carabao Cup for the first time, sealed the game in stoppage time when substitute Alexandre Lacazette raced through to fire home.It took until just the fifth minute for Welbeck to give Arsenal the lead. Matteo Guendouzi played a short corner before whipping the ball into the box, and Welbeck rose highest to head home his third goal of the season.The Gunners continued to dominate and Welbeck added his second after 37 minutes.Henrikh Mkhitaryan found Alex Iwobi on the left, he then rolled the ball into the path of the overlapping Nacho Monreal, whose low cross into the middle presented Welbeck with the simplest of tasks to slot in from six yards.Brentford could have folded in the second half but instead they responded brilliantly, taking the game right to Arsenal and pulling a goal back just before the hour mark.Moses Odubajo, making his second debut for the Bees, won a free-kick right on the edge of the area and Judge stepped up to swing a peach of an effort over the wall and just inside the post.Brentford boss Dean Smith threw on top scorer Neal Maupay in an attempt to find an equaliser, but Arsenal eventually killed the game off in the third minute of added time as Lacazette burst through a tired Bees defence to slam the ball into the bottom corner.By Sky Sports 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

NOW asks Paterno for resignation

first_img:A leader from the women’s rights group NOW has asked Joe Paterno to resign over comments the Penn State football coach made about an alleged sexual assault. Joanne Tosti-Vasey, president of the National Organization for Women in Pennsylvania, said that she was “appalled” by Paterno’s comments last week and that they represent an institutional insensitivity that endangers women. “I just hope he gains the draft status he is capable of gaining,” Ohio State coach Jim Tressel said. Youboty is the second OSU junior to declare for the draft. Wide receiver Santonio Holmes, a likely first-round choice, said after the team’s Fiesta Bowl victory over Notre Dame on Jan. 2 that he would enter the draft. Former Texas quarterback Major Applewhite has been named the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Rice. Applewhite’s hiring comes a week after former Tulsa assistant Todd Graham replaced the retiring Ken Hatfield as the Owls’ head coach. Miller criticized The International Ski Federation in Adelboden, Switzerland, wants the U.S. ski team to address the latest controversy surrounding outspoken reigning overall World Cup champion Bode Miller. United States Skiing and Snowboard Association President and CEO Bill Marolt is expected to fly to next week’s World Cup races in Switzerland to speak to Miller, who said in a “60 Minutes” interview that partying affected his performance in the past. Miller told the CBS Sunday night program, which released written excerpts Thursday, that “there have been times when I’ve been in really tough shape at the top of the course.” “Talk about a hard challenge right there. … If you ever tried to ski when you’re wasted, it’s not easy,” Miller said. “Try and ski a slalom when … you hit a gate less than every one second, so it’s risky. You’re putting your life at risk. … It’s like driving drunk, only there are no rules about it in ski racing.” Asked if the risk meant he would never ski drunk again, the 28-year-old Miller replied, “No, I’m not saying that.” Aurilia in Red Second baseman Rich Aurilia and the Cincinnati Reds agreed to a $1.3 million, one-year contract, about three hours before the team would have lost the right to re-sign him until May. Also facing the deadline were infielder Alex Gonzalez and Tampa Bay, and pitcher Pedro Astacio and San Diego. First baseman Eduardo Perez, another unsigned free agent among the 26 offered salary arbitration on Dec. 7, has been working on finalizing a contract with Cleveland and has not been talking to the Devil Rays, his former club. Aurilia’s deal contains a $2 million mutual option for 2007. Baldomir disputed Carlos Baldomir is not the undisputed welterweight championship after all. The boxer who upset champion Zab Judah on Saturday night won only the WBC version of the title because he never paid the sanctioning fees to the WBA and the IBF. Baldomir won a unanimous 12-round decision over Judah, but said he didn’t want to pay the other fees. “My purse was only $100,000,” he said. “If I paid each of them the required three percent, I would have come away with nothing.” Briefly Former Carolina Panthers linebacker Mark Fields was arrested in Scottsdale, Ariz., late last month on drunken driving charges after his car was seen drifting out of his lane of traffic, police said. A British crew of four aboard a boat named All Relative set a world record for rowing across the Atlantic, crossing the ocean in 39 days. Shaun White made it 3-for-3 in Olympic snowboard qualifying events, while Gretchen Bleiler and Hannah Teter each essentially assured their spots on the U.S. Olympic team with their 1-2 finish in the halfpipe Grand Prix event in Bend, Ore. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Paterno’s remarks came a day before the Orange Bowl, when a reporter asked about Florida State linebacker A.J. Nicholson, who was accused of sexual assault and sent home before Tuesday’s game. Paterno replied by talking about past suspensions of Penn State players. He then added: “There’s some tough there’s so many people gravitating to these kids. He may not have even known what he was getting into, Nicholson. They knock on the door; somebody may knock on the door; a cute girl knocks on the door. What do you do?” center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “Geez. I hope thank God they don’t knock on my door because I’d refer them to a couple of other rooms,” Paterno continued. “But that’s too bad. You hate to see that. I really do. You like to see a kid end up his football career. He’s a heck of a football player, by the way; he’s a really good football player. And it’s just too bad.” Kansas cornerback-wide receiver Charles Gordon will pass up his senior season to enter the NFL draft. Whether playing offense or defense, the talented and versatile Gordon was one of the best players in the Big 12 Conference. As a receiver, he had 106 catches for 1,232 yards and nine touchdowns. As a cornerback, he had nine career interceptions. His seven interceptions in 2004 tied him for the NCAA lead. Ohio State cornerback Ashton Youboty will pass up his senior season to enter the NFL draft. Youboty was a first-team All-Big Ten selection and has been projected as going anywhere from the late first round to the third round. last_img read more

Private schools in the Valley

first_imgHere is a partial list of private schools in the Greater San Fernando Valley. Consult the Yellow Pages for additional listings. AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School , 6844 Oakdale Ave, Canoga Park; (818) 883-2428. Grades K-12. Bellarmine-Jefferson High , 465 E. Olive Ave., Burbank; (818) 972-1403. Grades 9-12. Bethel Lutheran School , 17500 Burbank Blvd., Encino; (818) 788-2653. Grade K. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Bishop Alemany High , 11111 N. Alemany Drive, Mission Hills; (818) 365-3925. Grades 9-12. Calvary Baptist Christian School , 12928 Vaughn St., San Fernando; (818) 899-8206. Grades K-12. Calmont School , 1717 Old Topanga Canyon Road, Topanga; (310) 455-3725. Grades K-8. Canoga Park Lutheran School , 7357 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park; (818) 348-5714. Grades K-8. Chaminade Middle School , 19800 Devonshire St., Chatsworth; (818) 363-8127. Grades 6-8. Chaminade College Preparatory High School , 7500 Chaminade Ave., West Hills; (818) 347-8300. Grades 9-12. Chatsworth Hills Academy , 21523 Rinaldi St., Chatsworth; 998-4037. Grades K-8. Crespi Carmelite High , 5031 Alonzo Ave., Encino; (818) 345-1672. Grades 9-12. Crestview Preparatory , 140 Foothill Blvd., La Caùada Flintridge; (818) 952-0925. Grades K-6. Egremont School , 19850 Devonshire St., Chatsworth; (818) 363-7803. Grades K-8. Emek Hebrew Academy , 15365 Magnolia Blvd., Sherman Oaks; (818) 783-3663. Grades K-8. Faith Baptist , 7644 Farralone Ave., Canoga Park; (818) 340-6131. Grades K-12. First Lutheran High , 13361 Glenoaks Blvd., Sylmar; (818) 362-9223. Grades 7-12. First Presbyterian Church Weekday School , 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge; (818) 368-7254. Grades K-5. Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy , 440 St. Katherine Drive, La Caùada Flintridge; (626) 685-8300. Grades 9-12. Foothill Christian Academy , 13550 Herron St., Sylmar; (818) 367-8164. Grades K-6. Glendale Adventist Academy , 700 Kimlin Drive, Glendale; (818) 244-8671. Grades K-12. Grace Community School , 13248 Roscoe Blvd., Sun Valley; (818) 909-5611. Grades K-9. Guardian Angel Elementary , 10919 Norris Ave., Pacoima; (818) 896-1113. Grades K-8. Harvard-Westlake High , 3700 Coldwater Canyon Ave., North Hollywood; (818) 980-6692. Grades 10-12. Heart of the Valley Christian School , 18644 Sherman Way, Reseda; (818) 881-9828. Grades K-6. Abraham Joshua Heschel Day , 17701 Devonshire St., Northridge; (818) 368-5781. Grades K-8. Highland Hall , 17100 Superior St., Northridge; (818) 349-1394. Grades K-12. Hillcrest Christian , 17531 Rinaldi St., Granada Hills; (818) 368-7071. Grades K-12. Holy Family Girls High , 400 E. Lomita Ave., Glendale; (818) 241-3178. Grades 9-12. Holy Martyrs Armenian Elementary , 16617 Parthenia Ave., North Hills; (818) 892-7991. Grades K-5. Kadmina Hebrew Academy , 7011 Shoup Ave., West Hills; (818) 346-0849. Grades K-8. Los Angeles Baptist High , 9825 Woodley Ave., North Hills; (818) 894-5742. Grades 7-12. Los Angeles Lutheran High , 13570 Eldridge Ave., Sylmar; (818) 362-5861. Grades 7-12. Louisville High , 22300 Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills; (818) 346-8812. Grades 9-12. Mekhitarist Armenian School , 6470 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga; (818) 353-3003. Grades K-9. Montclair College Preparatory , 8071 Sepulveda Blvd., Van Nuys; (818) 787-5290. Grades 6-12. Notre Dame High , 13645 Riverside Drive, Sherman Oaks; (818) 501-2300. Grades 9-12. Oakwood Elementary , 11230 Moorpark St., North Hollywood; (818) 752-4444. Grades K-6. Oakwood Secondary , 11600 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood; (818) 752-4400. Grades 7-12 Our Savior’s First Lutheran Church and School , 16603 San Fernando Mission Blvd., Granada Hills; (818) 368-0892. Grades K-6. Panorama Baptist Elementary , 8755 Woodman Ave., Arleta; (818) 892-8700. Grades K-6. Pinecrest School , 17081 Devonshire St., Northridge; (818) 368-7241. Grades K-6. Pinecrest School , 5975 Shoup Ave., Woodland Hills; (818) 348-4314. Grades K-8. Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran School , 23838 Kittridge St., West Hills; (818) 347-6784. Grades K-6. Sierra Canyon , 11052 Independence Ave,, Chatsworth; (818) 882-8121. Grades K-8. St. Bernardine of Siena Elementary , 6061 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills; (818) 340-2130. Grades K-8. St. Catherine of Siena , 18125 Sherman Way, Reseda; (818) 343-9880. Grades K-8. St. Ferdinand School , 1012 Coronel St., San Fernando; (818) 361-3264. Grades K-8. St. Finbar Elementary School , 2120 W. Olive Ave., Burbank; (818) 848-0191. Grades K-8. St. Genevieve Elementary , 14024 Community St., Panorama City; (818) 892-3802. Grades K-8. St. Genevieve High , 13967 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City; (818) 894-6417. Grades 9-12. Sunland Christian , 10489 Sunland Blvd., Sunland; (818) 951-9652. Grades K-12. Trinity Christian , 10314 Oro Vista Ave., Sunland; (818) 352-7980. Grades K-8. Valley Beth Shalom Day School , 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino; (818) 788-2199. Grades K-6. Valley Presbyterian Elementary , 9240 Haskell Ave., North Hills; (818) 894-3674. Grades K-6. Viewpoint School , 23620 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas; (818) 591-9153. Grades K-12. Village Christian , 8930 Village Ave., Sun Valley; (818) 767-8382. Grades K-12. West Valley Christian School , 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills; (818) 884-4710. Grades K-12. Woodcrest , 6043 Tampa Ave., Tarzana; (818) 345-3002. Grades K-5.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Newcastle ace reveals losing love of fans would be ‘upsetting’

first_img 1 Benitez made Lascelles the Newcastle captain Lascelles joined Newcastle from Nottingham Forest in 2014 and has become an integral part of the team under manager Rafa Benitez, who gave him the skipper’s armband in 2016 believes he is someone you can build a team around.“I think he’s a player who has a lot of potential,” he said recently. “He has the mentality that fans enjoy and they like.“We need somebody who will stay here for many years and he can be that great leader and great captain in a great team.”Newcastle, who begin their Premier League season against Tottenham, have already added Kenedy, Martin Dubravka and Ki Sung-yueng to their squad this summer.center_img Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles says he is happy to stay at the club and insists reported interest in him will not be a distracttion.The 24-year-old centre-back was the subject to a £25million bid from West Ham last week, which the Magpies rejected.But Lascelles, who only signed a new six-year deal at St James’ Park last October, has no plans to leave Tyneside.Speaking on Newcastle’s pre-season tour of Ireland, he said: “I’m happy here, I’m a Newcastle player and I’m still tied down to a long contract.“I’m playing every week, the fans love me – for me to lose that would be quite upsetting.“At the minute I am just working hard, I am captain and I am playing week in, week out.“I have played a lot of games. I am 24 and it’s important for me to carry on playing games because that’s how you develop.“I’ve always had a bit of speculation – since I was 16 there have been teams interested.“My dad has always said to me and still says now, ‘Don’t take any notice of it, just concentrate on doing your job, work hard, be the best player you can be and the football will take care of itself’.”last_img read more

Eggciting Bricks 4 Kidz Lego movie camps coming to Donegal this Easter!

first_imgBricks 4 Kidz are bringing their ever-popular Lego themed camps to seven locations throughout Donegal during the Easter School holidays.These 4 day camps are the ideal solution for keeping kids entertained and will involve loads of new builds from various Lego movies. Led by a team of fully Garda-vetted tutors, kids will get to be creative and innovative as they use the custom made Bricks 4 Kidz equipment, including motorised Lego technic and build plans, to build a world of amazing Lego creations. These extremely popular camps are designed to trigger young children’s lively imaginations and build their self-confidence. Providing an environment where children can make new friends of the same age and with similar interests by combining team work elements to our camps. While your little master builders are having fun, the activities are also educational.Dates and locations of camps for Easter 2019:Monday 15th to Thursday 18th April – 10am to 1pm Pinehill Studios LetterkennyLakeside Centre BallyshannonDolmen centre PortnooIonad Naomh Padraig GweedoreTuesday 23rd to Friday 26th April – 10am to 1pmPinehill Studios LetterkennyThe Energy Hub Donegal TownThe Exchange BuncranaThe Colgan Hall CarndonaghCost: 75 Euro for 1 child, 140 Euro for 2 kids, 195 Euro for 3 kids – places strictly limited.Book now on or contact JP on 0863894833Eggciting Bricks 4 Kidz Lego movie camps coming to Donegal this Easter! was last modified: March 28th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:bricks 4 kidzcampsEasterLegolast_img read more