4 more Venezuelans deported from Guyana

first_imgAnother group of Venezuelans was on Wednesday deported by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.Four Venezuelans were also fined $30,000 each after they admitted to entering Guyana illegally.Appearing at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts were Maria Tores, Edis Herrera, Sihai Herrera and Yisneidi Sidram.The four admitted that on February 2, 2018, via the Cuyuni River, County of Essequibo; they entered Guyana and failed to produce themselves to an immigration officer.The prosecution’s case stated that on February 6, Police on patrol at Two Mile Potaro, Bartica, saw the four persons and requested that they produce travel documents. They failed to produce the documents and as such were all arrested and escorted to the CID headquarters where further investigations were carried out and revealed that they entered Guyana illegally four days prior.Only recently there were reports that boat loads of Venezuelans were entering the country at night without going through proper immigration process.Minister of State Joseph Harmon at a recent media briefing pointed out that with the country’s porous borders; it makes it difficult to effectively man the borders.Nevertheless, he noted that steps are being taken to boost law enforcement presence at these locations. Only recently, a Venezuelan man drowned while trying to swim across the border in search of food.last_img read more

Didier Drogba happy to be Chelsea’s back-up man

first_img Didier Drogba 1 Chelsea striker Didier Drogba says he is not frustrated by his lack of action at Stamford Bridge during his second stint with the club.The Ivory Coast star made a rare start against QPR on Sunday with attacking teammates Loic Remy and Diego Costa injured.It was only Drogba’s fourth Premier League start of the season but the 37-year-old is happy being part of a squad that looks set to lift the title in May.“I was trying to give my best,” he said after the 1-0 win over Rangers. “I haven’t played for a long time but I am always there for the team and I am very happy.“We have a good lead again – we have kept our distance from Arsenal. We have been top of the league since the beginning and now we are waiting for the Manchester United game.“We are playing at home so we are going to do everything to win it. These are the big games we have to win if we want to be champions.”last_img read more

Injury rules Manchester City star out of upcoming internationals

first_img The 26-year-old limped off in City’s 0-0 draw at Aston Villa on Sunday Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony has been ruled out of Ivory Coast’s World Cup qualifying double-header against Liberia.Bony limped off in City’s 0-0 Premier League draw at Aston Villa on Sunday because of a hamstring injury, with Blues boss Manuel Pellegrini saying afterwards he did not think the 26-year-old would be able to play during this international break.And it was subsequently confirmed by the Confederation of African Football [CAF] on Wednesday that Bony would not be involved in the Elephants’ clashes with Liberia away on Friday and at home next Tuesday.Another City player who will not feature in those matches is midfielder Yaya Toure – although he has declared he will be “ready” to rejoin the national team next year.Toure, who won the African Nations Cup with Ivory Coast in February, has not been part of the squad of late having wanted a rest, but it seems he is not about to retire from international football.Meanwhile, Man City striker Sergio Aguero is targetting a return against Liverpool after a spell on the sidelines 1last_img read more


first_imgCambrils ParkYes, it’s Monday morning and yes, it’s raining cats and dogs across Donegal.Why not cheer yourself up and check out Salou and the fantastic Cambrills Park?Atlantic Travel are offering fantastic value in Cambrils Park, Salou, starting at €459 per bungalow for selected dates in May 2017, The Aloha Bungalows sleep up to 6 people. May 08th €459 – 2017May 22nd €578 – 2017May 29th €714 – 2017Cambrils Park is an immaculately presented campsite, ideal for a fun-filled family holiday. The roads are lined with palm trees and pampas grass, and emplacements are located near the first-class facilities, of which the lagoon-style pool complex is undoubtedly the focal point. 

Soak up the atmosphere on the grassy terrace, or enjoy a cooling short swim across to the bar in the centre of the pool, while the children have fun on the small water slides. There is also a second pool complex on site, popular with young children for its dragon water slide and life-sized elephants that squirt water. In the evening sample a delicious Spanish speciality or tasty pizza from the on-site restaurant, and follow that with some lively family-orientated entertainment.www.atlantictravel.ie074 9126193 SalouThe town of Salou is a favourite destination with Irish tourists; it’s located on the Costa Dorada, or ‘the Gold Coast’, in the Catalonia region of Spain. It is the most visited of the holiday resorts on the Costa Dorada, with a clean, sandy coastline, which stretches far into the horizon. Salou is just 20 minutes from Reus Airport.

Salou has become one of the main tourist areas of Costa Dorada, with over two million visitors a year attracted to its hot, golden Mediterranean beaches. Salou has become a popular family resort with its safe shallow waters, friendly locals, Port Aventura theme park and a great variety of entertainment facilities and attractions.

Salou, like many other Mediterranean towns, has a rich cultural history. While it doesn’t portray as strong a cultural heritage as the neighbouring towns of Tarragona and Reus, Salou has its own subtleties. 

The modern buildings built as tourism expanded in the town blend with the classical styled older buildings. The Church of Santa María del Mar was built in 1766, consisting of a church with a walled belfry and single bell, it was mainly used by seafaring folk. It was extended early in the 20th century to its present form.

The popularity of Salou as a holiday resort is largely built on its superb beaches. The coastline of Salou enjoys eight main beaches, each with fine golden sand and inviting shallow waters due to the long beach and slow tide.

The beaches themselves are quite varied, some beaches consisting of long plains of sand, some mixing with the beachfront hotels and bars, while others have coved areas sheltered with pine trees giving a more intimate feel.

The Ponent Beach joins with neighbouring resort Cambrils, while Llevant beach, the largest in Salou, has specially designated areas in the summer for sporting activities.

Capellans Beach is quite small but a very attractive open beach, while Llenguadets and Llarga beaches are littered with small coves and are shielded by pine trees.

Penya-Tallada, Cala de la Font and Cala Crancs beaches are all quite small but have a very tranquil atmosphere.

Keen shoppers will be spoilt for choice in Salou; the local shopkeepers pride themselves on providing a good friendly service. While Salou as a whole has many shopping zones, the Old Town area contains some shops, which are as old as Salou has been a holiday resort. 

The Jaume I Promenade and Major Street areas are more modern shopping areas, containing many restaurants and terrace cafes underneath a canopy of palm trees.

Market day
The weekly market here is a good chance to see what traditional Salou has to offer. The Municipal Market area also contains many solid, year-round businesses including food shops, fashion boutiques and restaurants.

Leisure & recreation
Salou has many activities for both children and grown ups. Port Aventura theme park, owned by Universal, is a fantastic modern theme park built around the basis of five worlds, with rides to match the theme of each world. The park also has 25 live shows a day as well as restaurants and bars.

Salou also has two water parks – Aquaopolis and Aqualeon. While both are filled with the slides and pools you would expect from a waterpark, Aqualeon also has a zoo with a large selection of animals.

Many hotels and bars in Salou will provide entertainment throughout the day and night for both adults and children, while the beaches play host to many sporting activities and water sports, the surrounding streets provide play parks and terrace cafes, and at night a selection of clubs and bars light the pavements.

Bikes are available for hire in Salou. Horse riding is available nearby. The coast here is excellent for sea fishing. The many paths make this a great place for walkers and runners alike. Golf is available nearby.

Eating out
Local restaurants in Salou serve mainly Catalan dishes, many of which are based on fresh fish caught in the local clear waters, but also incorporates many traditional Spanish dishes such as paella. Plenty of restaurants and hotels in Salou will serve traditional foods alongside the more international tasting fast-foods such as burgers, pizzas and hot dogs.

A coastal town, Salou favours seafood in its local gastronomy; there are some excellent bars and restaurants in the town and along the coast where you can enjoy the delicious catch of the day. 

Romesco Sauce made with olive oil, hazlenuts, almonds sweet peppers, onions, garlic and tomatoes, is a local speciality; its mainly served with fish, but is also delicious accompanying meat dishes. 

Other specialities of the region include Arrs Negre – rice boiled in cuttlefish ink, Rossejat – a rice or noodle dish made with fish broth and calamars amb xocolata, or chocolate squid. Tarragona is renowned for its white wine production; look out for the Tarragona wine denomination when selecting a wine to accompany your meal. 

Salou enjoys mild winters with some rainfall, warm blossom filled springs long hot summers and autumns of golden sunlight and rich sweet plums.DD TRAVEL: CHECK OUT AMAZING OFFERS TO SALOU WITH ATLANTIC TRAVEL was last modified: June 27th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Croatia key man set to miss England game at Wembley

first_img Getty Ivan Rakitic will miss Croatia’s crucial Nations League showdown with England.The Barcelona midfielder has been allowed to return to his club by national team manager Zlatko Dalic due to an unspecified injury problem. 1 BEST OF latest revealed scrap Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update LATEST Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Most Popular Football Stories gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Rakitic will miss the game at Wembley on Sunday Sunday’s game at Wembley will decide who is relegated from League A Group 4, while both countries can still finish top of the group ahead of current leaders Spain.“Rakitic will return to Barcelona because we do not want to risk anything, we want to be healthy and ready,” said coach Dalic, according to his country’s website.“We have the solutions and we go to Wembley to enjoy the football.”Rakitic, 30, has won 101 caps for Croatia, scoring 15 goals. His composed play from deep helping the eastern Europeans reach the World Cup Final in Russia during the summer. Although they were defeated by France, Rakitic was one of the standout players for his country.En route to the final, he helped eliminate England at the semi-final stage via an extra-time win in Moscow.last_img read more


first_imgAn Taoiseach Enda Kenny has stepped in to try and save the Garth Brooks concerts.An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has stepped in to try and save the Garth Brooks concerts.Dublin’s Lord Mayor Christy Burke and the Chief Executive of Dublin City Council Owen Keegan are to meet tomorrow, to see if the five Garth Brooks concerts can still be staged at Croke Park.The meeting was requested by Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who asked the Chief Executive of the Labour Relations Commission Kieran Mulvey to see if the concerts could be salvaged. A spokesman for Mr Kenny said that if there was an opportunity to facilitate a positive outcome, the Government would certainly consider it.It comes after Garth Brooks told promoter Peter Aiken that if there is any chance that the five planned concerts can be salvaged and “nobody is being let down” then “we can proceed as planned until the refunds begin”.In a letter sent to Mr Aiken, the musician says his gear and crew are still en route, but if he is told “Garth, thanks but it is over”, he will bring them back to the US.Mr Brooks said to play for 400,000 people would be a dream, but to tell 160,000 of those that they are not welcome would be a nightmare. He wrote: “I cannot begin to tell you how badly my heart is breaking right now”.Earlier, Ticketmaster released details of how to get refunds for the five cancelled concerts.Hundreds of thousands of fans were left disappointed yesterday when it was announced that none of the five shows planned for Dublin would be going ahead. TAOISEACH STEPS IN TO TRY AND SAVE THE GARTH BROOKS CONCERTS was last modified: July 10th, 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:ConcertsCroke ParkEnda KennyGarth BrooksTaoiseachlast_img read more

Ireland West Airport launch exclusive Donegal Daily Reader Offer

first_imgJust in time for spring getaways, Ireland West Airport Knock is presenting a new and exclusive offer on parking for Donegal Daily readers.Ireland West Airport offers over 1,500 accessible car parking spaces within minutes walk of the terminal at excellent rates.When you book your parking direct and online with Ireland West Airport you’re guaranteed the best price – with savings of up to 30% compared to the gate price. Enter Promo Code “DONEGALDAILY” to qualify for an additional 10% discount off the current cheapest online price for airport parking at Ireland West Airport.This offer is only valid for bookings made online up to midnight on Sunday 31st March and is available for travel at any stage up until 30th June 2019!For the best parking rates click here to prebook your parking online: https://prebook-irelandwestairport.com/ Ryanair announces new flights from Knock to TenerifeIreland West Airport launch exclusive Donegal Daily Reader Offer was last modified: March 5th, 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:car parking airport parkingIRELAND WEST AIRPORT KNOCKpromo codereader offerlast_img read more

Live video draft analysis: What should the Raiders do with No. 4 pick?

first_imgWhile it seems … We are mere minutes away from the beginning of the 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville.Raiders reporters Matt Schneidman and Jerry McDonald are here to answer your questions from Marshawn Lynch’s replacement to the remote possibility of trading up for Kyler Murray, and anything in between.The Raiders hold three first-round picks, including No. 4. Their biggest area of weakness is a hole where a pass rusher should be, and there are several to choose from early in the draft.last_img read more

Raiders’ triumph over Chargers shows there’s more than one way to win

first_imgOAKLAND — We take a break from the Raiders regularly scheduled program for something completely different.Tellingly, it came with the same result.The Raiders beat the Los Angeles Chargers 26-24 at the Coliseum, bringing down the curtain on prime time games in Oakland. They’re 5-4, with upcoming games against Cincinnati (0-8) and the New York Jets (1-7) and no sane person can deny the Raiders have put themselves in position to make a run at the postseason.It wasn’t so much that the Raiders …last_img read more

The cellphone as learning tool

first_img5 March 2007Amid debate on growing cellphone usage in schools, South Africa’s Meraka Institute is piloting a project that makes use of innovative applications to turn the handheld devices into instruments of learning.Begun 18 months ago and running for a further two years, the project – dubbed MobilED – is being conducted in collaboration with the University of Pretoria and Finland’s Helsinki University of Art and Design. Participating schools include Cornwall Hill College and Irene Middle School in Centurion, Pretoria.According to lead researcher Merryl Ford, MobilED has shown that cellphones can be very useful where students have limited access to information sources such as libraries or the internet.In a statement issued last week, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), which manages the Meraka Institute, said the project “will be piloted internationally by countries such as Brazil, Indonesia, the Philippines and Finland. Interest has also been shown by New Zealand, Mexico, Colombia and Mozambique.”Audio-WikipediaThe first mobile function developed by MobilED was an “audio-Wikipedia” – Wikipedia is a popular online encyclopaedia – from which students can receive information.“Children send an SMS with a keyword to a cellphone number,” Ford explains. “In response, they receive a call and a speech synthesiser ‘reads’ an article on the subject. Both the fast forward or rewind functionalities can be used, almost like old analogue tape recordings.”The group is also developing an MMS (multimedia message service) content-addition and delivery module. All the innovations are being tested in real classroom situations with direct feedback from children and teachers.Tapping into MXitAnother MobilED innovation seeks to make educational use of MXit, a locally developed chat programme that allows mobile users to converse with each other at the fraction of the usual cost of sending text messages – an application so popular that it is causing headaches for South African teachers.One of MobilED’s researchers has started a “Doctor Maths” service offering maths support to high-school MXit users, and the Meraka Institute is working on making the service available through other chat platforms as well.“With a reported million school-going children having subscribed to MXit, one can hardly ignore this tool,” says Ford.The people’s computerAccording to the CSIR, today’s high-end mobile phones have the computing power of a mid-1990s personal computer, while consuming only one-hundredth of the energy. “Even the simplest, voice-only phones have more complex and powerful chips than the on-board computer that landed a spaceship on the moon in 1969,” the CSIR notes.“It seems a great pity that our children and teachers are not using one of the most accessible, affordable computing devices in the developing world in more positive ways,” says Ford.Asked whether the new tool would not infringe school policies on cellphone use, Ford says: “The internet has resulted in immensely powerful, positive business applications, but is also used in not-so noble applications. While the irresponsible use of cellphones by learners has caused an uproar, we should not ignore the untapped latent applications and benefits.Facing the dangers“Since we live in the new digital age, it is imperative that teenagers are taught life skills for this digital age,” Ford argues, noting that it is the role of parents and teachers to inform children of the issues that may be faced. “We warn children at a young age not to speak to strangers – this needs to be translated to the online world too.”As part of the pilot, students’ messaging costs are being covered by the CSIR. At the same time, the MobilED team is investigating ways of making the service affordable to scholars around South Africa.“I am extremely excited by the results of this pilot project,” says Ford. “It has been hugely successful.”SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more