World Social Work DayAs the world observes World Social Work Day, President of the Guyana Association of Professional Social Workers (GAPSW), Arnold Mickle, said despite being agents of change, social work in Guyana has been battling to have the profession licensed, but to date, the situation remains the same.Some of the social workers at the luncheon“We are supposed to be change agents and from since the time I did my diploma (a number of years ago) we were trying to be licensed and until now we can’t change that position and we are change agents. Other professions have done that, long time ago and where are we? The only way the social work profession can be professionalised is when we as individuals professionalise it,” Mickle said.He added that despite hundreds of social workers graduating from the University of Guyana over the years, the GAPSW only has approximately 15 to 20 active members. He noted that number has to be changed while urging social workers to be proud of their profession.He urged the social workers to do everything to change the perception of the profession. Mickle added that there is a great need for the professionalising of the social work profession.“We would want to change the perception of those who graduate from UG. We need to change the mindset of our practitioners because many persons do not professionalise their practice. You must professionalise your service delivery so the rest of the world can know the magnitude and importance of the work you do,” Mickle urged.In observance of World Social Work Day, the Social Protection Ministry hosted a morning of reflection and luncheon for social workers across the country at the Pegasus Hotel in Georgetown. World Social Work Day is observed annually on March 20, and this year, the theme is “Promoting Community and Environmental Sustainability.”While delivering the keynote address, Permanent Secretary of the Social Protection Ministry, Lorene Baird noted that the theme is in keeping with the United Nations Strategic Development Goals as well as President David Granger’s green state development strategy.She, like others before her, noted that although social workers are highly trained and competent, their profession is quite often devalued owing to ignorance of the demands of their roles.“Although highly trained and competent, the sad reality is that the role of social workers can be lightened to that of an unglorified humanitarian who is always helping and extending themselves sometimes even at the risk of neglecting other personal areas of their lives. We are often guilty of devaluing their worth because social work is something seen as not being evaluated profession and people often underestimate what the profession entails,” Baird noted.“I would like to encourage social workers to continue being resilient and continue to fight for the change that you want to see as you endeavour to improve the wellbeing of society and the country as a whole,” she added.Meanwhile, Deputy Director of Social Services, Abike Benjamin-Samuels, said all over the world, social workers stand up every day for human rights and social justice to help strengthen communities adding that it is the broadest profession out there.Social Work Day is the key day in the year that social workers worldwide stand together to celebrate the achievements of the profession.
The newly-formed Pomeroon Farmers’ Association was on Monday gifted a 15 horsepower Power Tec outboard engine from the Pomeroon Oil Mill Inc.Alfro Alphonso and Sons Enterprises General Manager Eric Gomes handing over the engine to Pomeroon Farmers Association member Rudolph GarrawayHanding over the engine, Alfro Alphonso and Sons Enterprises General Manager Eric Gomes said that the company decided to assist the farmers in the Pomeroon River who could not afford to transport their produce to market at Charity. Accepting the donation, association member Rudolph Garraway said that the group was very pleased with the gesture, as it was a timely one and would be used to assist farmers to transport their produce to market at Charity. He said that the Pomeroon farmers, especially those living in the canals, were very poor and the Association was formed to bring some relief to them.
…partner admits to murderPolice in ‘F’ Division (Interior Locations) have discovered the decomposed body of 23-year-old Patricia David of Eyelash Backdam, North West District (NWD) in a shallow grave.Based on investigations, it is believed that the woman had been murdered at some time between October 1 and November 15, and her body was dumped in the shallow grave. The body was found at Eyelash Backdam more than a month later, on November 15.Meanwhile, Police have since arrested a 27-year-old pork-knocker of South Sophia, Greater Georgetown who had been sharing a common law relationship with the now dead woman. The suspect has since admitted to killing David.He reportedly told investigators that one night he and David got into an argument and he “beat” the woman. According to the suspect, the following morning, when he woke up he found the woman “stiff” in bed.It is believed that after finding the woman dead in bed, the suspect dumped her body in the shallow grave nearby.Charges will be laid this week.
…Poole pleads for better incentivesAs the 2018 South American Games athletes returned to Guyana, the usual script was followed: a press conference and a photo opportunity. Although this has become the custom in our homeland, Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) Technical Director and Boxing Coach Terrence Poole decided that he would take a stand against the unfair treatment that athletes have been receiving over the past years.After presenting his report on the Cochabamba, Bolivia trip, where both of the Guyanese boxers secured bronze medals, Poole made a passionate plea on his athletes’ behalf.“We need to look at athletes’ welfare now. The athletes are willing to perform, but if they don’t have things to go after, they will not perform.”Poole went on to use Guyanese javelin record holder Leslain Baird’s promotion as an example of what could be offered to sportspersons. “The GDF offered Senior Petty Officer Baird, since before the Commonwealth Games the Chief-of-Staff said ‘you give me 77.5 and I promote you’. He went to Australia, he didn’t make it, but that projection was still there for him. He went to SA Games and he broke the record and he got a promotion,” the GBA Technical Director noted.After positing that a benchmark or goal will motivate athletes to do better at international engagements, the Boxing Coach proceeded to question the National Sport Policy draft, which he believes should not hinder Government and the National Sports Commission from dispensing better treatment to their sports personalities. “Why are we just waiting on a policy to draft?” Poole questioned.“Let the athletes get tangible things; they must want to go on further. Not just congratulations, we’re fed up with that now; we passed that stage,” an evidently frustrated Poole concluded.After Poole’s passionate discourse, Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) President KA Juman-Yassin took a stand with the Coach, explaining that his organisation would try its utmost best to reward the athletes, but the Government could offer much more.“An athlete goes, he comes back – a photo opportunity and that’s the end. I endorse what Terrence has said and we need something much more tangible from the Government. The GOA cannot do everything,” Juman-Yassin said.The Guyanese athletes returned home with a total of five medals from the 11-member contingent. Javelin thrower Leslain Baird broke the national record with a throw of 78.65 metres which landed him a silver medal. Boxers Colin Lewis and Keevin Allicock both walked away with bronze medals, while track and field athletes Jenea McCalmon and Winston George also copped bronze medals.
0Shares0000Zamalek and Al Ahly have won the Egyptian league title a combined 52 times © AFP / Tarek ABDEL HAMIDALEXANDRIA, Egypt, Mar 30 – The Cairo derby between Egyptian league leaders Zamalek and rivals Al-Ahly on Saturday finished in a goalless draw in a fixture moved 200km away from the capital due to security concerns and less than three months before the country hosts the Africa Cup of Nations.The game was played in an echoing 80,000-seater Borg El Arab near Alexandria in a season marked by organisational disarray and top-flight clubs sniping at each other and at the Egyptian Football Federation. Following the turmoil that gripped Egypt after long-time president Hosni Mubarak was unseated in the 2011 revolution, football turned from a national past-time to a lethal flashpoint of violence, especially on the sidelines of matches involving powerhouses Al-Ahly and Zamalek.Dozens of fans from both clubs have died attending matches since 2012 which led to the introduction of a total ban on attending games which was reinstated four years ago and has been in effect ever since.After the ‘Ultras’ of the teams announced they were disbanding last year authorities started to show a degree of willingness to allow a gradual return of fans to the stands but strict security arrangements are still enforced with police providing permits to fans authorised to attend.The North African football powerhouse is set to stage the continental tournament from June 21 to July 19 for the fifth time after stepping in when Cameroon was deemed not to be ready.The White Knights remain two points clear of the Red Devils after the stalemate with 11 games of the campaign remaining.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
Moussa Sissoko would prefer to stay in the Premier League if he is forced to leave Tottenham this summer.The France international joined Spurs a year ago from Newcastle for £30m but he flopped during his first season in London.Speculation is now growing that Tottenham are ready to show the midfielder the door and clubs in France are interested.Marseille are particularly keen on Sissoko and they can offer him regular first-team football ahead of next year’s World Cup in Russia.But, according to Foot Mercato, the 27-year-old would prefer to join a Premier League club if he is forced to leave Tottenham this summer.Sissoko has spent the past four years in England after joining Newcastle from Toulouse in 2013 and he would prefer to continue his career where he is rather than return to France. 1 Moussa Sissoko
Naomh Colmcille GAA NotesThe seniors and reserves experienced similar outcomes to their matches against Burt as they had less than three weeks earlier, with the seniors winning but the reserves being defeated. Naomh Colmcille kept alive their league challenge with a home victory over neighbours Burt, less than three weeks after defeating the same opposition in the reverse fixture. The visitors got off to a great start with the opening three points of the match in the opening five minutes, Joe Boyle was first off the mark for Burt with a pointed free in the first minute. Conor Harkin’s effort went over off the inside off the post, and this was followed by another converted placed ball from Sean McHugh. Good work from Ryan McKinley and Joe Donaghy gave Willie Gillespie the opportunity to get Naomh Colmcille’s opening point in the seventh minute. Soon afterwards Willie Gillespie got his fist to a ball in from Matthew Crossan to find the net for the home side. Another free from Sean McHugh levelled the match, before Naomh Colmcille re-gained the lead after a pass from Gerard Curran sent Willie Gillespie in to take a fisted point. Burt had numerous chances from placed balls over the next five minutes but failed to convert them. Sean McHugh was off target with a free before the visitors were awarded a penalty. Michael Lynch in the Naomh Colmcille goals made a tremendous save to his left and got the good luck his efforts deserved when the rebound was put wide. Sean McHugh and Joe Boyle had further missed efforts from frees before Joe Boyle pointed to level the match again in the 25th minute. The first half scoring concluded in the final minute of regulation time when Ricky Hegarty provided the pass for Ciaran Devine to send Naomh Colmcille in at the break leading on a 1-3 to 0-5 scoreline.Joe Boyle had a long range free at the start of the second half saved by Michael Lynch, and Sean McHugh was off target with a free, before Dara Grant levelled the match once again. Ryan McErlean, on as a half time substitute, put Naomh Colmcille back into the lead. The same player then broke the ball from a Mark Dowds free for Matthew Crossan to extend the lead, and Matthew Crossan made it a three-point advantage with a free wide out on the right. Paul McHugh missed with a long range free for the visitors before Matthew Crossan scored another pointed free in the 17th minute. Joe Boyle got two quick points for the visitors to reduce the lead to two points, the second coming from an Enda McDermott pass. Ciaran Dowds pointed to reduce the lead to the minimum, and the home side survived a goalmouth scramble before Willie Gillespie made it a two point game. Burt had an effort narrowly wide and Willie Gillespie was off target with a free in added time. Full time score Naomh Colmcille 1-8 0-9 Burt. Naomh Colmcille: Michael Lynch, Paul Friel, Alex Devenney, Eddie Gillespie, Gerard Curran, Joe Donaghy (Shane McAteer), Ricky Hegarty, Ciaran Devine (0-1), Ryan McKinley (Mark Callaghan), Don Hegarty, Mark Dowds, John Fullerton Matthew Crossan (0-3 (2f)), Willie Gillespie (1-3), Conor Grant (Ryan McErlean (0-1)).The reserves trailed Burt narrowly at half time and the visitors went on to win on a full time scoreline of Naomh Colmcille 0-8 1-7 Burt. Naomh Columba are due to visit next weekend.The U16s’ match against Letterkenny Gaels didn’t go ahead.The U12s travelled to Glenswilly on Monday for the group final. The older team were behind at half time but improved considerably in the second half. However the home team ran out winners. The younger team lead for much of the match but lost out narrowly in the end. Well done to the entire panel for great efforts this year.The U10s hosted a blitz on Saturday. Well done to all the kids who took part.Gaelic training for girls aged 12-16 continues Friday (25th) at 7:30 pm for 7:45 pm sharp start. All levels welcome…beginners and girls who have played before. Further details from Gerard McFadden 0872494908The Naomh Colmcille Sports Day is due to take place on Sunday 10th August. Details to follow. Thanks to everyone who collected the Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers; these have now been sent away.The Lucozade Sport Club Crusade promotion has now finished. Please continue to collect bottle tops in anticipation of future promotions. Thanks.Check out the club’s new Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille CLG – Donegal) for latest updates on training, match times etc.Training and Match Schedule. Information here is correct at the time of compilation of the weekly notes. Check the Training Schedule section on the club website for latest updates on training for all age groups. The page will be updated regularly throughout the week. Updates also on the club’s Facebook page.Subscription of €2 per player (up to and including minors) per week for training. Please make sure you bring your full kit (shorts, track bottoms, boots, sports top/hoodie/coat, drink). Remember a mouth guard is needed for training sessions as well as matches.Seniors and reserves. Training on Tuesday and Thursday at 6:45 pm. Home fixtures against Naomh Columba scheduled for next weekend. See website and Facebook page for updates during the week.U18. See Facebook for further updates.U16. See Facebook and website for updates during the week.U13. Training on Wednesday (23rd) at 7 pm. See Facebook and website for updates during the week.U10. Training continues Friday 25th July at 6:30 pm.U8. Training continues Friday 25th July at 6:30 pm.Girls U12-16 Gaelic. Training continues Friday (25th) at 7:30 pm for 7:45 pm start. All levels welcome…beginners and girls who have played before. Further details from Gerard McFadden 0872494908Reminder that the use of mouthguards is now compulsory for all players.Naomh Colmcille Weekly Lotto.This week’s numbers are 3, 8, 9, 15, 19 and the most correct winners (matching four numbers) are Dominic Whoriskey and Lisa Gillespie who wins €37.50 each. Next week’s jackpot €5,800. Last week’s numbers will appear in next week’s notes. The Lotto is the main regular source of fundraising for the club so if you can spare some time to help out it would be greatly appreciated. Contact Breda Friel if you’re able to help.The Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE DEFEAT BURT IN ALL-COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION THREE was last modified: July 21st, 2014 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:GAANaomh ColmcilleNoticesSport
Here’s the top transfer news and football gossip from Monday’s newspapers and online… 3 Transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com 3 RANKED IN DEMAND LATEST targets Could old foes Thierry Henry and John Terry soon be the new manager and assistant at Aston Villa? Paul Pogba will NOT be sold by Manchester United in January, but the World Cup winner wants to leave regardless of Jose Mourinho’s future. (Daily Mail)Zinedine Zidane’s agent says the former Real Madrid coach is unlikely to ever manage in the Premier League, having been linked with replacing under-pressure Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford. (Marca)Premier League legends Thierry Henry and John Terry could team-up as the new Aston Villa management team, according to reports. The former Arsenal striker and ex-Chelsea defender have been tipped to share the dugout at Villa Park, after Terry announced his retirement from football on Sunday. (Daily Mirror) Liverpool defender Nathaniel Clyne has been linked with a January move to Leicester City, having made only one appearance for the Reds so far this term. (Daily Mirror)Liverpool starlet Ryan Kent is open to the idea of making his loan move to Rangers a permanent one. The 21-year-old has been on the Reds’ books since 2015, but is enjoying his time under Steven Gerrard at the Ibrox club, having made six appearances joining in July. (Scottish Sun)Bournemouth will relaunch their pursuit of 20-year-old Brentford and Wales centre-back Chris Mepham in January, having failed to sign him in the summer. (The Sun)West Brom are looking to bolster their chances of making an immediate return to the Premier League by making a move for Blackburn midfielder Bradley Dack in January. (Birmingham Mail) Meanwhile, Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has ruled himself out of the running, but Rui Faria, Jose Mourinho’s former assistant, is also in the frame for Villa job. (Daily Telegraph)Real Madrid have joined the host of top European clubs interested in Aaron Ramsey, who is set to leave the club either in January or on a free transfers at the end of the season when his Gunners contract expires. (Calciomercato)Arsenal are ready to sign Paraguay striker and Major League Soccer star Miguel Almiron in January, according to reports. The 24-year-old, who has lit up the MLS for Atlanta United this season with 12 goals, is set to make a £15million move to the Emirates in January. (Daily Mirror) REVEALED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 3 The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti moving on Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LIVING THE DREAM Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Miguel Almiron has scored 12 goals in the MLS this season targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer
It is thought Chelsea have been preparing this new deal for a number of months and it has been previously claimed it will make him the highest paid player at Stamford Bridge.Eden Hazard is currently Chelsea’s best-paid player, earning £220,000-per-week, but the Belgian has done little to dispel rumours his time in London is almost over.He ruled out leaving in the January transfer window, but when it was put to him that to win the Ballon d’Or – and be crowned the world’s best player – he would have to play in Spain, he said with a smile: “That’s why I want to go, maybe.” TOP WORK moving on The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Popular transfer stories IN DEMAND Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing 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 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 1 Kante played in every France game at the World Cup and recovered the ball more often than any other member of the squad. His team-mate Paul Pogba said that he “must have 15 lungs” and Didier Deschamps, the manager, called him the “essential element”. N’Golo Kante has added the World Cup to his list of honours Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti targets LIVING THE DREAM Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father REVEALED In an effort to keep Paris Saint-Germain away, Chelsea have offered N’Golo Kante a new contract.The 27-year-old midfielder still has three years left to run on his current deal, but the Premier League side want to tie him down for longer, according to the Mirror.Kante, who won the World Cup with France during the summer, cost the Blues £32million when he joined from Leicester in 2016.He was the double player of the year in his first season at Chelsea, having helped them to the Premier League title a year after doing the same with the Foxes. RANKED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January three-way race Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit?