The Private Sector Commission (PSC) has come out swinging at the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) over its sudden decision to implement container fees, much to the distress of local businesses.Earlier this week, the Town Council blocked containers from leaving several city wharves and business entrances, demanding that a $25,000 fee be paid for each loaded container traversing the city streets. These barricades, however, were removed from the roadways by Tuesday evening.In a statement released on Friday, the PSC said it is increasingly concerned at the approach of the M&CC to make such decisions to raise revenue, which negatively impacts on the business community and the citizens of Georgetown, without any public consultation and without due process within the law.M&CC officers blocking the roadway at Robb and Water Streets on Tuesday preventing container trucks from leaving the John Fernandes WharfAccording to the Commission, it fully recognises that the new Mayor, Patricia Chase Green, is facing significant challenges in restoring discipline that is essential to good order and sound administration.It went on to say too that it is cognisant of the city requiring sufficient revenue to be run efficiently; however, the Council should take an inclusive approach by engaging stakeholders in the decision-making process, which will serve the interest of all parties.“The Commission wishes; however, to remind the Council that the business sector and residents of the city are its means of revenue and that partnership and consultation is infinitely preferable to confrontation and unlawful behaviour in the name of revenue collection.”The PSC further pointed out that it was only last month that the Council came under heavy criticisms for imposing the parking meter contract without due transparency and any public consultation. It was stated that the parking meter controversy is now followed by this container fee fiasco, which it labelled as “nonsense”.“The PSC, on being alerted to what can only be described as official harassment of members of the business community to bully them into paying a fee which, according to the legal advice obtained by the Commission, is unlawful; immediately, late on Wednesday, we invited the Town Clerk to a meeting with its Council and members of the Shipping Association to which he readily consented,” the statement outlined.Nevertheless, the PSC noted that meetings organised to discuss the new fees facilitated are frank, open and generally informative exchange of views on the matter. The Commission said it is looking forward to further discussions on the matter with the hope it results in a sensible and professional resolution reflecting the mutual interests of the business community, the citizens and the municipality.Meanwhile, President David Granger on his weekly television programme – The Public Interest – expressed the importance of consultations and implored that the M&CC have greater consultations especially with the people and businesses of Georgetown. The President reminded that decisions taken will not only affect people in the city but others countrywide, since Georgetown is the Capital City of the country.“I would urge the Mayor and City Council to embark on a consultative process. I will not interfere… but I am not interested in a conflictual situation, confronting the situation and in my view, consultations are the way to go,” the Head of State remarked during the programme which aired on Friday evening.About 12:00h on Tuesday, M&CC officials first barred the container trucks coming off the John Fernandes Limited Wharf and the Muneshwar’s Wharf, preventing container trucks from entering or leaving unless the $25,000 fee is paid.Terminal Operations Manager of the former shipping company, Jeremy Fernandes, related to Guyana Times that the fee was not being implemented against the shipping company, but against the consignee of each container. However, since it would be a difficult task for M&CC to contact the consignees, the municipality is demanding the fee from the company expecting that it would be reimbursed by the respective consignees.“They’re instituting a by-law where all laden trucks must pay a fee for the usage of the city streets and this is not implemented against the shipping company or shipping lines per se, but really and truly against the consignee of each container, but seeing that they can’t directly reach the consignee at this point in time, they’re instituting it against us and expecting us to claim that revenue back from the consignee,” Fernandes explained.Moreover, Deputy Town Clerk, Sherry Jerrick, had told media operatives that the City Council was merely invoking 273 and 274 of its by-law with respect to the use of its roads by vehicles of a “certain weight”.“The container is of a specific weight and it’s not just about parking or landing of the container, but it’s actually the container traversing the roadway,” she explained, noting that there were adequate provisions in the by-laws to prevent persons from driving certain vehicles along the roadway.However, the following day, the Council released a statement saying that the blockage of the city streets was just an assessment exercise to repair the roads.
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Jose Mourinho 1 Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will NOT appeal against the stadium ban that will keep him away from tomorrow’s game at Stoke City.The Blues boss “admitted a Football Association charge of misconduct regarding his language and/or behaviour towards the match officials in or around the dressing room area” at Upton Park and was fined £40,000 alongside the stadium ban.Only an appeal against that penalty would have allowed Mourinho to enter the Britannia Stadium, but he has accepted the sanction.Asked if he would appeal, Mourinho said: “No. Because the match is tomorrow and I know the result of that appeal already. I decided to give up. I don’t speak about it.“It’s stupid to fight a fight that you know you have already lost.”Chelsea, the reigning champions, are 15th in the Premier League after six losses in the opening 11 matches.You can listen to Stoke v Chelsea exclusively live on talkSPORT from 5.30pm BST on Saturday.
MOORPARK – Now Jeff Matson knows what Gene Bartow felt like. In 1975, Bartow replaced legendary UCLA basketball Coach John Wooden. Now, Matson is replacing a semi-legend in these parts, taking over for Dick Diaz as Moorpark’s police chief. “I’m following a tough act there,” Matson said. Last week, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department named Matson Moorpark’s top cop. Diaz retires next month after a 37-year law enforcement career, four of them running the Moorpark force. Kemp said Matson is an advocate of community involvement and building partnerships. His years in Thousand Oaks gave him an insight of what’s to come: answering to multiple bosses, including the Sheriff’s Department, city officials and local residents. Among his goals are enhancing community outreach programs, continuing to support the citizens volunteer force and forging already strong ties between law enforcement and the public. Sheriff’s Cmdr. Marty Rouse said Matson, 53, was the department’s only choice. Because Moorpark contracts with the department for police services, his selection required approval from the city. “He has a lot of energy, lots of expertise,” Rouse said. “He is someone who genuinely wants to leave their mark in a positive way … leave a legacy. Everywhere he goes, he’s done that.” During his 23 years with the department, Matson has served as administrative services captain for Thousand Oaks, managed the pretrial detention facility and the Internal Affairs Unit and most recently was the captain for East County patrol services, where he supervised 61 deputies and 10 sergeants. He is also credited with co-founding the Volunteers in Policing program in Thousand Oaks – an accomplishment that caught Moorpark Mayor Pat Hunter’s attention. “What impressed me most in talking with Capt. Matson was his understanding that a successful law enforcement program requires partnerships with a number of agencies and specifically, partnering with the public,” Hunter said. “He had experience with those kinds of relationships. He was and is and will be a good fit for the position in the city. He shares our vision.” The twist in being chief in such a safe city is maintaining that lofty position, Hunter said. “Moorpark is a growing community, and although we enjoy a very low crime rate, a growing community requires that you pay particular attention to crime trends,” said Hunter, a Los Angeles County sheriff’s lieutenant. “I expect him to be a hands-on manager, to analyze the kinds of crime in the city and do what he can to suppress criminal activity.” Matson is up to the challenge and said it’s a dream come true coming back to a city where he once worked as a patrol officer, although it’s changed dramatically, he said. “Going to Moorpark is an opportunity of a lifetime,” said the father of two college students who lives in Simi Valley. Matson will make about $118,000 a year. His arrival comes two months after the completion of the new police headquarters in Moorpark, a state-of-the-art $11 million facility. Diaz said Matson understands what needs to be done. “He is capable,” Diaz said. “Seems to fit.” Still, he said jokingly, “Nobody likes to be replaced.” Angie Valencia-Martinez, (805) 583-7604 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Matson, a 23-year department veteran, has come home again after patrolling the city years ago. Now, he’ll oversee about 40 sheriff’s deputies – half of whom patrol the east Ventura County city of nearly 36,000. His first day is March 26. “I just want to leave Moorpark in better shape than the way I found it,” he said. He’ll find it in pretty good shape. The city is Ventura County’s safest. If it has one homicide in a year, that’s news. Kathy Kemp, the first female deputy chief in Sheriff’s Department history, worked alongside Matson when she was Thousand Oaks’ acting chief of police from 1993-2000. Matson was second in charge during part of her tenure. “Jeff has a real natural ability to get people to follow him, and that’s a great indication of a leader,” she said.
Rooney’s three-year contract is reported to be worth between £4,000 and £5,000 per-week, which is double his previous wage at Aberdeen, and one national newspaper branded his move ‘a symbol of the decline of Scottish football’.The 30-year-old joined talkSPORT to discuss the reasons behind his move, revealing he chose to leave Scotland as he was unhappy about his lack of regular game time towards the end of the season.He could have joined a club League One or League Two, but explains he picked Salford for the opportunity to help the ambitious club realise their dreams and write his name in their history books.“I had four-and-a-half great years at Aberdeen,” said Rooney. “I loved my time there and I got on great with everyone at the club and the fans.“But I just felt towards the end of last season that it was maybe time to move on, possibly the right time to leave the club.“I’d not played as much as I wanted towards the end of the season and I wanted to leave there on a high, and when I then heard about the interest from Salford it was something that intrigued me. 3 Giggsy gets a soaking at Salford celebrate their title win last season 3 3 Striker @17AdamRooney has joined Salford City on a three-year-deal from SPL side Aberdeen!👉 https://t.co/aQnzjhgtdL#WeAreSalford 🦁🔴 pic.twitter.com/R2XMsjf45t— Salford City FC (@SalfordCityFC) July 19, 2018The Irishman was heavily criticised and accused of being motivated by money, after joining a club which many purists have slammed for trying to buy their way into the English Football League.Asked if he could believe the clamour his move to the English side caused in the media and with angry supporters, Rooney told Thursday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “Not really!“I didn’t look at my phone for four days after because of all the messages and texts and social media stuff I had directed towards me.“It was a bit of a shock to be honest.”Salford are bank-rolled by Singaporean businessman Peter Lim and part-owned by Manchester United’s ‘Class of 92’ legends Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Phil Neville and Nicky Butt.The Manchester club have secured three promotions in four years and will play in the National League this season, one tier below League Two, after being crowned National League North champions last term. Rooney made 42 appearances for Aberdeen last season, scoring 11 goals as they finished runners up to Scottish champions Celtic Former Aberdeen striker Adam Rooney has told talkSPORT he “didn’t look at my phone for days” due to the abuse he received following his controversial move to Salford City.Earlier this summer, Rooney left the club who finished second in the Scottish Premiership last season to sign for non-league Salford, who currently play in the fifth tier of English football. Ryan Giggs and the rest of his ‘Class of 92’ heroes are regularly spotted at Salford games “I’ve seen the club come through the divisions over the last through years on social media and it was something I was interested in listening to.“Once I had the opportunity to speak to the gaffer about where he wanted to take the club, how he wanted me to help and hopefully make a name for myself here and be remembered, it was something that really interested me.“I possibly could have gone to another SPL club, or a League One or League Two side, but this is something that really intrigued me to come and be part of a very successful time in this club’s history.“Hopefully when I eventually leave here I can look back and say I’ve helped bring this club up thorough the divisions and have left them in a better position than when I came.“It’s not a run of the mill club coming up, it’s done well, the club is run really professionally and the base is definitely there to really kick on.“When you speak to these guys and you see the people who are involved here and what they achieved in football, you can tell right from the start they want to make this a success.”Listen back to new Salford City striker Adam Rooney on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above!
IN DEMAND The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was ready to make a £100million bid to sign World Cup winner Raphael Varane from Real Madrid on deadline day, but was instead left by frustrated by the club’s failure to land a new centre-back. (The Sun)It is also claimed United turned down the opportunity to sign Leicester City centre-back Harry Maguire, 25, for £15m last summer. (Daily Telegraph)Alexis Sanchez has said he would have liked the Red Devils to have signed more “world-class players” during the transfer window. (ESPN)Tottenham manager boss Mauricio Pochettino has blamed Brexit and the club’s new stadium for their lack of signings this summer. (Sky Sports)Tottenham target Jack Grealish is set to sign a new contract at Aston Villa that could contain a clause allowing him to leave if the club fails to win promotion this season. (Daily Star)Jose Mourinho has reportedly be told by the United board to stop demanding money for new signings and instead focus on working with the talent at his disposal and develop youth players. (Daily Mirror) 3 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 3 Tottenham’s 28-year-old left-back Danny Rose is keen to move on loan to Paris St-Germain, and still has until the end of the month to seal a move away from the club – FULL STORYNew Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has deleted a Facebook post saying goodbye to Chelsea fans after receiving abusive comments in the replies section. (Daily Mail)Middlesbrough’s £6m deal for Everton’s 25-year-old midfielder Muhamed Besic fell through over agents’ fees, but the Teesside club is optimistic of securing a loan move for the Bosnian. (Northern Echo)Boro also hope to sign 29-year-old Congo winger Yannick Bolasie on loan from the Toffees. (Northern Echo)After Watford failed signed to sign Juventus forward Stefano Sturaro, Sporting Lisbon are set to land the 25-year-old instead. (A Bola)Burnley boss Sean Dyche says this summer’s transfer window has been the worst he’s ever experienced. (Lancashire Telegraph) Jose Mourinho did not get the defender he wanted 3 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LATEST Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Here are all the very latest transfer rumours and news from Friday’s newspapers and online… REVEALED The Red Devils boss has also said Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola has been damaging the club by offering the 25-year-old France midfielder to Barcelona and Juventus. (The Times)Barcelona have the option to buy Colombia defender Yerry Mina back from Everton for €60m (£53.9m), following the 23-year-old’s deadline day move to Goodison Park. (Marca)Everton will learn on Friday whether they have been successful with a loan move for Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma. (Liverpool Echo)A deal taking Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo to Everton collapsed over the Old Trafford club’s failure to sign a replacement. (Daily Mail)Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says he has no problem with 24-year-old Germany midfielder Emre Can’s decision to reject a new contract and leave the club on a free transfer to Juventus. (Liverpool Echo) targets moving on Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti RANKED Latest transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com LIVING THE DREAM Mauricio Pochettino has also endured a frustrating summer
The girl to represent Co Donegal at this year’s Mary from Dungloe festival was selected at a function in Letterkenny last night.Eleven girls from all over Donegal participated in the selection final and Leah Waldron, 24, from Buncranna was the winning girl.The girl to represent Dungloe at this year’s festival will be selected at a function in Dungloe on June 8th. Fourteen girls from around the world are expected to participate in this years festival in a bid to be crowned the 45th Mary from Dungloe.This year’s festival runs from Saturday July 28th to Monday, August 6th. DONEGAL MARY CHOSEN FOR MARY FROM DUNGLOE FESTIVAL was last modified: May 26th, 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:Leah WaldronMary From Dungloe
Kyle Merber in actionInternational athletics will be returning to Letterkenny again this year, with the Letterkenny AC Sub 4 Minute Mile Challenge Event set for Sunday 13th July.This event follows on from last year’s success where we witnessed exceptional performances from a host of world class athletes at the official opening of the Danny McDaid Athletics Track.The field already assembled for the track and field programme are showing signs that this will be one of the highlights on the Irish athletics calendar for 2014, and the organisers will be hoping for the first sub 4 minute mile to be run on Donegal soil. Olympic and World finallists, Commonwealth medallists, European champions will all be on show in Letterkenny. The feature event is the Arena 7 Mens Mile. This race will include seven sub 4 minute milers, along with a host of athletes who are on the cusp of the magical 4 minute barrier.USA’s Craig Miller, Tommy Schmitz, Matt Elliott, Eric Finan, Kyle Merber and Jon Peterson will be taking on Kenya’s Vincent Mutai, Mexico’s Juan Luis Barrios, New Zealand’s Hamish Carson, Belgium’s Ali Hamdi and Gibraltar’s Harvey Dixon. Ireland’s challenge will be led by Letterkenny’s own and Commonwealth Games bound Danny Mooney, who will be looking to upset the odds with a hometown victory. The Tobin’s Mens 800m will feature European Junior champion from 2013, Patrick Zwicker of Germany with a personal best of 1:46, who will go up against Kenya’s Reuben Bett with a personal best of 1:44, along with Letterkenny’s Ruairi Finnegan.The Voodoo Lounge Womens 800m is shaping up to be one of the races of the day with three Commonwealth Games bound athletes set to feature: Northern Ireland’s Katie Kirk and Scotland’s Emily Dudgeon will be challenged by double Commonwealth Games silver medallist from 2010, New Zealand’s Nikki Hamblin, who comes with a personal best of 1:59. USA’s Emily Lipari, Canada’s Celia Peters and Scotland’s Hannah Tarver will also be looking to break the sub 2 minute barrier, and will ensure that the pace will be fast for this exciting two lap event.The Hickey, Clarke and Langan 3000m will feature USA’s Addie Bracy and Clerc Simpson, and the local challenge will come from Lifford’s Anne Marie McGlynn, fresh from representing Ireland at the European Team championships last week. The Donnelly Foley Men’s 100m will have American Philip Redrick and Kenya’s sprint sensation Carvin Nkanata, who will also double up in the Letterkenny Credit Union Mens 400m. He will be challenged by 18 year old Machel Cedenio of Trinidad & Tobago who has a personal best of 45.23, and Scotland’s Patrick Swan. Craig Lynch will lead the Irish charge in the 100m and 400m. A host of up and coming Irish sprinters will feature in the Spar Glencar Womens 200m.The track and field programme will also feature the Donegal Daily/County Seat Womens Long Jump, the 4 Lanterns Mens Javelin, and the Letterkenny Glass/McGee Memorials Mens Shot Putt.The action gets underway at the Danny McDaid track at the Aura Leisure Centre at 2pm, and it will be a day of world class athletics not to be missed. WORLD’S TOP MILERS JET IN FOR LETTERKENNY AC 4 MINUTE MILE CHALLENGE was last modified: July 6th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:4 minute mileauraDanny McDaid TrackdonegalLetterkenny AC
TODAY: Roze Room Hospice of the Valley volunteer training, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Oct. 15 and 6-10 p.m. Oct. 17, 4717 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 783-1002 or see www.roseroomhospice.org. Fall Festival and Plant Sale, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. today and Sunday at the Theodore Payne Foundation Nursery, 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley. Free admission. Call (818) 768-1802; www.theodorepayne.org. Rotary Club Arts & Crafts Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday, Moorpark Street and Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Studio City. See www.rotaryartshow.org. Cowboy Weekend, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. today and Sunday, Underwood Family Farms, 3370 Sunset Valley Road, Moorpark. Admission: $5. Call (805) 529-3690; www.underwoodfamilyfarms.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Seaside Highland Games, a Scottish festival, Seaside Park, 10 Harbor Blvd., Ventura. Gates open 9 a.m.; grand parade at noon. Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans, 9:30 a.m. Sunday, with closing ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Tickets: $12, $10 seniors, $2 children. See www.seaside-games.com Home Remodeling and Decorating Show, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St. Tickets $6.75, $4 seniors. Call (818) 557-2950; www.thehomeshow.com Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week’s game has Lubbock abuzz about what a win could do for a team usually considered a Big 12 spoiler rather than title contender. Tech is ranked in the top 10 for the first time since 1977, an era when Texas still ran the wishbone with Earl Campbell and Bill Parcells was the Red Raiders’ defensive coordinator. Tech will be the first top-10 team to come to Austin since 1999, when the Longhorns beat No. 3 Nebraska. “My big thing is to relax and just enjoy it,” Hodges said. “Ten to 20 years from now I’ll look back and think that was such a great game, but if I’m too worried about other stuff my head’s going to be filled with stuff it shouldn’t be.” As dangerous as Tech can be, the Longhorns must fight an urge to take for granted a team they beat 51-21 last season. “We are a better focused team than we were last year,” Leach said. The Longhorns have beaten five ranked teams during their 13-game winning streak. And like Tech, they’ve been putting up some pretty big numbers. Vince Young, one of the top contenders for the Heisman Trophy, had a career day last week. He passed for 336 yards and two touchdowns and ran for three more scores in a win over Colorado. Against Tech last year, Young ran for four TDs as the Longhorns stifled the Red Raiders’ offense by keeping it off the field. Texas held the ball nearly 20 minutes longer than Tech in that game. While Young used to be thought of as a running quarterback, his passing has done most of the damage in the Longhorns’ biggest wins this season. He’s already matched last season’s total of 12 touchdown passes while running for five more. “I believe our offense can put up points just like Tech,” Texas wide receiver Limas Sweed said. Texas will not start leading rusher Jamaal Charles for the second straight week, although he is available, Brown said. Junior Selvin Young will start at tailback. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! If Texas wins, the Longhorns tighten their grip on the Big 12 South division and their No. 2 position in the BCS. A Red Raiders victory upsets not only the conference race, but also thrusts Tech into the national title chase. “Someone’s going home with a loss,” Longhorns defensive end Brian Robison said. “And I don’t plan on it being us.” Led by fifth-year senior and first- year starting quarterback Cody Hodges, the Red Raiders lead the nation in points (53.7) and passing yards (472) per game with the Wild West shootout-style offense coach Mike Leach brought to the high plains five years ago. Some of those gaudy numbers have been cranked up in wins over Florida International (56-3) and Division I-AA teams Sam Houston State (80-21) and Indiana State (63-7). But Brown notes the Red Raiders also beat Kansas, Nebraska and Kansas State, with Hodges passing for 643 yards in last week’s 59-20 romp over the Wildcats. “They beat Nebraska in Lincoln, and we all know that’s tough to do,” Brown said. “They totally dominated Kansas State. … Too much has been talked about the first three games instead of the last three.” AUSTIN — Texas coach Mack Brown doesn’t want to hear about Texas Tech’s soft early season schedule and how the Red Raiders’ score-a-minute offense piles up points against inferior teams. He says the Red Raiders are more dangerous than ever and could derail the Longhorns’ goals of winning Big 12 and national championships. “What they are doing in college football is unheard of, offensively,” Brown said. “It’s amazing.” Tenth-ranked Texas Tech (6-0, 3-0) meets the No. 2 Longhorns (6-0, 3-0) today in a game with huge implications for the conference and the Bowl Championship Series.