After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Josh Reyes will fly to Thailand taking not just a stacked Batang Gilas lineup with him, but also the hype that comes with the team.ADVERTISEMENT China, Iran, and New Zealand are the only countries whose players have a taller average height than the Filipinos.The Chinese team has an average height of 6-foot-6 while Iran and New Zealand are at 6-foot-5.“Size is just one of the advantages you have in the basketball game, but how you use the size and play well with it is the key,” said Reyes. “The pressure is how we play together, how we perform there, and how we play as a team.”Reyes, though, doesn’t want to burden his young team with any additional pressure and he just wants his group to lay it all on the line once the games begin on August 5.“We just go about our business and prepare the right way,” said Reyes. “Just by giving your full commitment and your time and your focus to this team, be there for each other.”ADVERTISEMENT With the likes of Kai Sotto, AJ Edu, Dave Ildefonso, and Dalph Panopio leading the 12-man lineup, Reyes knows he has a big responsibility ahead of him in the Fiba U18 Asian Championship in Nonthaburi, Thailand.Sotto and Edu alone, who are listed at 7-foot-2 and 6-foot-11, are enough to draw the attention to Reyes’ team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“There are really big expectations for the team and pressure comes along with that,” said Reyes during the team’s send-off Thursday at Crowne Plaza. “The thing is, we all know this as Filipinos, just because you are the biggest team or the tallest team, doesn’t mean you will be the best team out there.”With the twin towers headlining the frontcourt, Batang Gilas is the third tallest team in the tournament with an average height of 6-foot-4. NCAA: Knights turn back Blazers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ View comments “As young as this team is, we try to be self-motivated because we’re playing for a cause that’s bigger than us.”Batang Gilas is set to fly to Thailand on Friday at 2 pm.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal
Garbage woesBy Lakhram BhagiratJust one day after disclosing that the Municipality of Georgetown would begin charging residents $100 for garbage collection, Town Clerk Royston King told a news conference, on Friday, that the fee would now be bumped to $200 from February 1.“Going forward, there are new proposals with respect to solid waste management, including the fact that we are looking and asking all residents within the city to pay a small fee to help us collect domestic waste. The proposal is residents will be asked to pay $100 per barrel to remove garbage from their premises and to dispose of it at our landfill site,” King told Guyana Times during an exclusive interview on Thursday.Town Clerk Royston KingHowever, on Friday, he said City Hall is now leaning towards the $200 fee and would be finalising the proposals before its implementation next month.“It is the principle that we believe that the residents should make a contribution to the collection… We are determining the modalities and they would have to pay at City Hall. We have systems in place to track all our movements at the moment and we would put systems in place to ensure that everyone complies with this,” the Town Clerk informed.Expressing hope that persons living in the city would be receptive to this new initiative, the Town Clerk declared he was looking forward to their cooperation. In addition, King asserted that the City Council is looking at ways in which to allow villages that do not presently receive such public health care facilities, such as Sophia, Greater Georgetown, to experience same.“We’re also looking at other areas that are not currently receiving such public health services; like, for example, in the area of Sophia. We’re looking at Sophia, and we’re working out an arrangement to also provide public health services in that community, including the collection and disposal of their waste,” he had said.Managing its own wasteCentral Government allocated $200 million to the debt-ridden City Hall in its 2018 budget. In disclosing how the Council will put this money to use, Town Clerk Royston King explained to this publication that almost half of this money will be spent on building the city’s garbage collection independence.It is expected that City Hall would be using the bulk of that money to procure two new garbage trucks to aid with its operations. The trucks are expected to arrive by June and according to the Town Clerk, the estimated cost for the two trucks will be $70 million, while allied equipment will be an additional $15 million.King related that the objective is for the city to handle 60 per cent of its solid waste management programme through collection in the city. He noted that this would be done incrementally and that the procurement, of the trucks, will be administered by the Communities Ministry.BailoutPuran Brothers Disposal and Cevons Waste Management withdrew their services on July 30, 2017, as City Hall’s debts had risen to the multimillion-dollar range. According to the companies, the issue of non-payment has been a long-standing one, with many debts going as far back as 2015.However, they had resumed collection after the municipality approached Central Government through the Communities Ministry for a bailout of $475,635,245 to settle the city’s debt to Puran Brothers, Cevons, and another company after they would have pulled their services owing to non-payment.The bailout was granted and Central Government decided to pick up the tab until December 31, after which the M&CC would step in. However, at the end of the bailout period, the M&CC failed to engage the contractors and there was a temporary impasse in the collection of garbage in the city.Last September, the M&CC implemented fees for commercial waste collection. Small business operators are required to pay $5000 per month while medium-scale business operators will contend with $8000 per month.However, large business operators across Georgetown were required to pay the most significant figure of $12,000 per month for their waste collection.The Solid Waste Director had told the Council that while the originally approved fees for commercial garbage collection were $5000, $10,000 and $15,000; the last two were reduced to $8000 and $12,000 after consultations.
The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) revealed on Thursday that is has unearthed illegal operations relative to forged drivers’ licences, among other illegalities.The GRA says it has discovered that some unscrupulous members of its staff were working in collusion with outsiders and members of the public to issue forged drivers’ licences, certificates of compliance and registrations.While announcing that details surrounding this development will not yet be divulged, the GRA has announced that an investigation has been launched and is ongoing.The GRA has also revealed that those individuals who were part of the illegal operations have been sent on leave.In a statement it issued, the authority posited: “The GRA will continue to work to improve its systems to minimise illegal activity and ensure that integrity and transparency are the hallmarks of the agency. However, it needs the help of theThe Guyana Revenue Authoritygeneral public in ridding the agency of staff who are determined to discredit the Authority by engaging in unscrupulous activities with willing participants and confidence tricksters.”Just a few months ago, the Guyana Police Force had seen some major irregularities in one of its examinations prior to the issuance of drivers’ licences, in that 174 persons were registered to write the examination, 106 persons presented themselves to do so on the day in question, but 207 scripts were received at conclusion of the examination, and 155 of the 207 scripts were completed.According to the Police, preliminary inquiries had revealed a complete breach of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) governing the administration and conduct of the learner driver’s theoretical examination.The Police had also stated that initial inquires had revealed that a senior subordinate officer who was mandated to oversee this theoretical examination, in collaboration with two pastors from the Cops and Faith Community Network partnership with the Guyana Police Force (GPF) and three junior GPF ranks, had left the venue shortly after the examination had commenced, and did not return.Further, it was reported that a junior subordinate officer who ought not to have been at the examination venue had presented himself there, had spent some time, and subsequently left.The GPF has said that since members of the Cops and Faith Community Network became involved in the invigilation of the Learner Driver’s Theoretical and Practical examinations, there have been reports of a significant reduction in the opportunities for corruption, complaint and allegations; thus this voluntary involvement will continue.
That move came after the Chinese Football Association (CFA) introduced a 100 percent tax on expensive transfers worth more than 45 million yuan ($7 million).After Bakambu freed himself, saying it was “for personal reasons”, the CFA said if it catches teams trying to sidestep the tax it will hit them with crippling point deductions and could refuse to register players.Although Bakambu has not yet signed with Guoan, he has been training with them in Portugal. He talked to AFP on Thursday when he stopped in Paris on his way to China.“It’s just a question of timing,” Bakambu said. “They didn’t want to do it in the shadows hidden away in a hotel in Portugal.“They want to do it in Beijing in front of the press and their supporters, and that’s why this thing is dragging on a bit,” he said.Asked whether the club might want to avoid the transfer tax, Bakambu said: “I’ve seen stories like this but that’s not my business, the money is not mine and it won’t be going in my pocket.”He is expected to be paid around 18 million euros a year before tax.Bakambu, who grew up in the Paris suburbs, said, the difference between the Chinese offer and his income in Spain was “great”.Yet he acknowledged that he could understand why some critics were surprised that, at the age of 26, he had chosen to leave La Liga for China.“I did not understand either,” he said with a laugh. “What happened was that, at first, I was not too excited and later they found the arguments to convince me. That took several months.”Bakambu had scored 14 goals in 21 matches this season for Villarreal.“I was having the best season of my career but there you are, they managed to convince me. Football is good, but life is more important. I will not lie, I know why I went there and I take responsibility my choice.”Asked if it was a financial offer that was hard to refuse, Bakambu answered: “Yes.”He paused, before continuing: “I’m not going to hide it, financially speaking the difference between what I had in Villarreal and what the Chinese club was offering me was too great.“There are some who can say no. I accepted, because I have good reasons. There are some who would have gone for less and others who would have refused for more. I made my choice.”– Hard times –Did those reasons include his impoverished upbringing on the outskirts of Paris?“Clearly, this was the most important factor,” he answered.“I often go to Vitry-sur-Seine to relax a little, to see my family and my friends. It helps me keep my feet on the ground,” he said. “I’m a professional player today, but don’t believe it’s always been easy. I don’t want to whine, but I’ve lived through bad situations.”“The fact that I have known hard times played a part in my choice.”He said he had no idea how long he would stay in China.“I had a five-year contract with Villarreal, and I only stayed six months. I do not know what will happen in China. We’ll see.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000On my way: Cedric Bakambu trains with Beijing Guoan © BEIJING GUOAN/AFP/File / HANDOUTPARIS, France, Feb 15 – In the end, the Chinese made Cedric Bakambu an offer that was too good to refuse.The Congolese striker’s move to Chinese Super League club Beijing Guoan has been the subject of intense scrutiny since Bakambu paid the 40-million-euro buyout clause in his contract with Spanish side Villarreal.
1 Yaya Toure Yaya Toure’s future will be decided in the next week, with reports in Italy claiming the Ivorian will tell Manchester City he wants to leave after their final game of the season.The 32-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to Italian giants Inter Milan, who are managed by former City boss Roberto Mancini.And La Gazzetta dello Sport claim Toure will tell City he wants to leave this summer in order to move to Serie A.They claim the meeting is likely to take place on Sunday or Monday, with Inter hoping a bid of around £12m will be enough to get their man.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino claims the club must ignore north London rivals Arsenal and focus on their own ambitions.Not since 1995 have Tottenham finished ahead of Arsenal in the Premier League, but a draw or better against Newcastle next weekend should end that run.Arsene Wenger has had the upper hand in every year of his Arsenal reign against Tottenham’s steady stream of managers.But Pochettino is determined not to obsess about local bragging rights and has urged all at Tottenham to think in the same way, with his priority to finish ahead of every team, not just the Gunners.That hope ended for this season with Leicester clinching the title, but second place is there for the taking for Tottenham despite a 2-1 defeat to Southampton on Sunday.Pochettino said: “I think that I don’t care about Arsenal, I want to win the league, I want to be on top but Arsenal I do not care about.“Sure I want to be above them, but this I think is normal. But to try to improve, to try and be bigger, we need to concentrate on us and not look what is happening with our neighbours.“We feel disappointed (after the result against Southampton), I think that our last game at home we want to win but we are disappointed.”As for what his team need to improve on for next season, Pochettino said: “I think we need to put our energy in trying to win games like today.“It does not matter if it is Southampton, Arsenal or Chelsea, we want to win, we want to be above them and now we are the same next season too.“Two shots on target for them and they scored twice and we scored only once with 70 per cent possession but in football you never know.“It has been a good experience for us to learn from this season. We improved from last season but we need to still improve and try to improve and try to be better.” 1 Mauricio Pochettino, the Tottenham manager
Algebra I is considered by the state to be an eighth-grade-level class, is part of the high school exit exam and is required to graduate from high school. District officials note that Algebra I is an eighth-grade requirement at six of seven local elementary school districts that send students to the high school district – the seventh has pre-algebra in eighth-grade – so incoming freshman should be familiar with the course’s content. For teens who have difficulty with the subject, the district will provide them extra help during school and in before- and after-school programs, officials said. At the same time, teachers will have gone through training to improve instruction. “We believe all students can learn with the support we provide,” Superintendent David Vierra said. “We are not going to throw the kids in the class and hope for the best. That is not even close to being the case,” said Brent Woodard, principal on special assignment. The Algebra I requirement is part of a restructuring in the district, which has been designated for “program improvement” under the federal No Child Left Behind Act because of low test scores. The reform effort is based on research and looking at other districts with similar student populations that have implemented the same kinds of changes and raised achievement levels. Right now, depending on which school students attend, freshmen can enroll in a variety of first-year math classes, including Math Concepts and a pre-algebra course, which are not as difficult as Algebra I. Offering the same college-preparatory course sequence on every campus will help staff zero in on what works and what doesn’t, officials said. They said it also will provide consistency and equal access in a district where 40 percent of students change schools before they graduate. Algebra I students will be tested every four to five weeks to assess their comprehension. Anyone not achieving the equivalent of a C or above will be designated to receive extra help. “We will catch them earlier rather than waiting for them to fail at the end of the semester,” Vierra said. No districtwide figures were available on how many freshman enroll in Algebra I or other types of first-year math courses or on pass/fail rates. A Freshman Algebra I requirement has been in place on a pilot basis at several district schools, resulting in the same or better pass rates, district officials said. At Littlerock and Palmdale high schools, where the requirement has been in place for about three years, statistics point to improved academic achievement, they say. At Littlerock, this year is the first year that the school is offering extra Algebra I help to freshmen. “I can tell you with the intervention we’ve designed for this year, a significantly large number of students are passing the class this year,” said Matthew Winheim, Littlerock’s math department chair. Forty-eight percent of Littlerock ninth-graders passed their Algebra I semester final, compared with 54 percent of freshman who got extra help, figures show. Overall, more than 52 percent of freshmen who did not get help passed their first semester, compared with more than 59 percent who received assistance, records show. At Palmdale High, the number of students scoring at “far below basic” proficiency levels in the Algebra I California Standards Test decreased from 41 percent in 2003 to 20 percent in 2005, figures show. At the same time, students showing basic proficiency jumped from 17 percent in 2003 to 28 percent in 2005, figures show. High school exit exam figures from Palmdale show that math proficiency has gone up between 2003 and 2005, increasing from 19 percent to 29 percent. “We believe that students have the ability to do it with encouragement and support. If students have the support they need, they are going to be successful,” said Palmdale math teacher Sandra Anderson, a 10-year educator. “All of our elementary school students take algebra. Why would they go back and make them take lower algebra?” Chappell said she would like the district to reinstate the pre-algebra course and the four-year Interactive Math Program, which right now is only offered at Lancaster High, as an alternative to Algebra I. Chappell said the Interactive program, which contains Algebra I content, is an innovative program that teaches math concepts in a different way. “I think it is a disservice to many students because not all students are Algebra I-ready,” Chappell said of the new requirement. “You are placing students in a class that requires abstract thinking when they haven’t mastered basic skills. They should be ready, but they are not.” Chappell thinks the new requirement will lead to more dropouts. The district has a three-year math requirement, which means students also will have to pass Algebra II, or an an equivalent, to graduate. “We would like to see more flexibility for students and parents so that they can decide what’s best for their child,” LeBeau said. As for the supplemental help the district pledges students will receive, LeBeau said that is fine for students who are just below proficiency, but she questioned its effectiveness for students who are far behind. “For students who are far below, is that going to work?” LeBeau questioned. “It depends on the experience of the child and the knowledge of the child. I can’t see forcing a child into a class that he or she is not ready for.” 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 The two other teachers are Deborah Chappell, math department chairwoman at Lancaster High School and a teacher for 30 years, and Cindy Hendrix, a 19-year instructor who is a math coach at Antelope Valley High, where she is helping other teachers improve their instructional methods. The three resigned from the committee after being told that the Algebra I requirement had already had been decided on. “I am completely against this policy, and I don’t want it presented as something I agreed to or came up with,” Hendrix said. “We understand that the purpose of the Math Task Force is to develop a plan that enables each student (to have) the opportunity to meet criteria for (University of California) admission,” the three teachers wrote in their resignation letter. “However, not all entering freshmen are prepared to succeed in Algebra I. By not offering lower-level mathematics, i.e., what is generally classified as remedial, the district is ignoring not only the educational needs of a significant part of its population but is also shorting itself in terms of long-range performance goals on the (California High School Exit Exam) and (California Standards Tests). The results of this shortsightedness undoubtedly will, in the long run, lower both (Adequate Yearly Progress) and (Academic Performance Index) scores at each school site,” the letter said. LANCASTER – Some veteran math teachers are not happy with Antelope Valley Union High School District’s new requirement that all incoming freshmen take Algebra I in their first year of high school. While district officials describe the requirement as part of an effort to provide a uniform and more rigorous curriculum, the teachers say it will set up some students to fail, lower standardized test scores and increase the number of dropouts. “There are some freshmen who won’t be prepared for it. It’s a goal we should be working toward, but we have students who are not ready for that,” said Christine LeBeau, who teaches advanced calculus at Quartz Hill High School. “We have to meet their needs and bring them up so that they will understand the material. We don’t like the idea of forcing all students into one mold. It doesn’t recognize individuality when you do that.” LeBeau, a 24-year teacher in the district, and two other longtime math teachers resigned last November from a district math committee over the new requirement. The three spoke to the district board at a meeting in January.
Cappry NewsSENIORSCappry Rovers 4-3 Rathmullan Celtic Cappry Rovers secured the points in this seven goal thriller played in Cappry Park when they came from three goals down.Rathmullen opened the scoring as early as the 3rd minute when Kevin McGrath scored with a shot to the corner of the net when the Cappry defence failed to clear.Cappry had a few chances through Brendan McLaughlin, Patrick McNulty and Alan Patton but good keeping and defensive work kept them from scoring.Rathmullan shocked the home team on the half hour mark when when Darragh Patton received a cross from Ryan Connolly when he beat the the off side trap to score much to protests from the home team. Cappry tried to get back into the game but could find no way through the visitors defence.Rathmullan scored their third goal in the 40th minute when Ryan Connolly won the ball and his shot went over the top of the advancing Cappry keeper.Things were looking bleak for the home team after this but following a corner for Cappry on the stroke of half time Patrick McNulty rose highest to head the ball to the net and give the home team a lifeline for the second half.Half Time 1-3.On the restart Cappry went in search of another goal and and created numerous chances but could find no openings in the visitors defence and keeper Shaun Black making some good saves. Cappry got their second goal in the 63rd to put them back in the game when the visitors defence failed to clear their lines and Michael Lynch scored with a shot through the crowded goalmouth.Mark McGinty put Cappry on level terms in the 76th minute when he shot to the net from out side the eighteen yard box following a free kick.Capprys tails were up now and they kept pushing forward for the winner and they were rewarded in the 84th minute when good work by a number of players and Kevin McGlynn crossed for Patrick McNulty to score with a header to secure the points.Cappry kept the pressure on to make sure the points were safe. Rathmullan created a few chances but couldnt find the net. Final Score 4. 3.Team Performance from Cappry Rovers.Goalkeeper Shaun Black was best for Rathmullan Celtic.Referee Liam Farren.CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 18’sBonagee Utd 3-3 Cappry RoversThe u18’s drew 3 each with Bonagee in a friendly today. We just had 11 players so well done to all the lads. Conor Laverty grabbed all 3 goals but this was a good fighting performance by all the players as they came from behind twice to level the match. Particularly well done to the lads who don’t play regularly as they didn’t look out of place at all. There will be training on Thurs at 7.30pm up at Cappry. We have a big game against Letterkenny Rovers next sat at home in the national cup so it’s important that everyone is there on Thursday.CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 16’sCappry Rovers 4-1 Castlefin CelticCappry started this game well and took the lead in the 9th minute when N.P McDaid fired his shoot into the bottom corner. The home side pressed looking for a 2nd but Castlefin held out well.Towards the end of the first half it was Castlefin who looked more like scoring but they didn’t get back level.Cappry got reorganised at half time and thought they had added a 2nd when N.P McDaid hit the crossbar with a great effort from 25 yards. Castlefin dealt with the pressure well and in the 52nd minute they hit the bar themselves through a fine effort from Paul Farley.Castlefin went close again when Corrie Lee Bogan fired a low cross but there was nobody there for the tap in at the back post.In the 61st minute Cappry made it 2-0 with a fine passing move which Karl McGylnn finished off. Castlefin didn’t give up and pulled a goal back in the 63rd minute when Paul Farley rounded the Cappry keeper. Cappry nearly made it 3 when Kyle O’Meara saw his effort saved by the Castlefin keeper.In the 70th minute Joel Bradley Walsh made it 3-1 when he kept a cool head in the box to beat his man and fire low into the bottom corner. Joel Bradley Walsh almost had his second in the 74th minute but saw his effort hit the crossbar.In 78th minute Joel Bradley Walsh made it 4-1 when he finished well again. Two team performances. Ref: Marty Mc Garrigle.Next up is an away trip to Raphoe Town in the league on Saturday morning kick off 10.30am.CAPPRY ROVERS UNDER 14’sConvoy Arsenal 1-10 Cappry RoversNo match report.No game this weekend.CAPPRY CRUSADERS UNDER 14’sCappry Crusaders 5-0 Ballyraine CelticGoal scorers were Dean Harvey (pen), Daniel Gordon (2) and Liam Gallen (2).Next fixture is away to Dunfanaghy Blues on Sunday morning.CAPPRY CRUSADERS AND CAPPRY COLTS UNDER 12’sCappry Crusaders 3-0 Bonagee AthleticCappry Crusaders welcomed bonagee to a flood lit Cappry Park last Friday evening. They settled into their passing game with the two Conor’s, Thompson and Lynch getting on plenty of the ball.While Jason Dunne will receive all the plaudits with 2 goals, Oisin Doherty tormented Bonagee every time he touched the ball with his close control.His industry was rewarded with a well taken goal.Again our defence was solid with Kian Gallagher and Odhran Thomas working well together at the heart of defence.A good team performance with some great work on both wings by Jamie Kee and Shane McBride.Another tough task ahead of the lads next weekend with a trip to Letterkenny Crusaders.Gweedore Utd AFC 1-5 Cappry ColtsThe Colts made the long journey to Gweedore on Saturday last and returned home with a great win.The first 20 minutes were closely fought with Odhran Quigley Doherty and Sean Lyons going closeIt took a superb freekick from 18 yards from Eoghan Stewart to break the deadlock,and 5 minutes before the break full back Patrick Long made it 2 nil with another terrific free from 25 yards.10 minutes into the 2nd half Eoghan stewart made it 3 before Daniel Taberski got his 2nd goal of the season 4 minutes later.The youthful Gweedore side deservedly got one back before Eoghan Stewart grabbed his hatrick near the end and send the jubilant away supporters home happy.Thanks to the 15 players who travelled and all played their part.The colts have no league game next weekend.UNDERAGE TRAININGKeep an eye on our Facebook page for training times.LAST MAN STANDINGThe Last Man Standing competition had a few more drop outs at the weekend. We are now entering the 4th week and all selections will be posted on our Facebook page.Best of luck to all left in the competition.SOCCER NEWS: CAPPRY OVERCOME RATHMULLAN IN SEVEN-GOAL THRILLER was last modified: November 25th, 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:Cappry RoversNoticessoccerSport
Some key events since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq: 2003 March 19-20 U.S.-led coalition launches Operation Iraqi Freedom to overthrow Saddam Hussein. April 9 U.S. troops swarm into Baghdad; jubilant crowds topple 40-foot statue of Saddam Hussein in Firdous Square. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week May 1 President Bush declares major combat operations in Iraq are over. July 13 U.S.-named 25-member National Governing Council of prominent Iraqis takes office. Dec. 13 Saddam captured in Adwar, 10 miles south of Tikrit. 2004 March 8 Iraqi Governing Council signs interim constitution. May 28 Governing Council chooses Ayad Allawi, longtime anti-Saddam exile and CIA ally, as prime minister of Iraq’s interim government. June 28 Occupation authority turns formal power over to Allawi’s interim government. July 1 Saddam, arraigned before judge, rejects charges of war crimes and genocide. Sept. 7 U.S. military deaths in Iraq campaign pass 1,000. Sept. 16 Number of foreigners kidnapped during insurgency reaches at least 100. Nov. 1 Voter and candidate registration begin for national election. 2005 Jan. 26 31 U.S. servicemen die in helicopter crash and six others killed in insurgent ambushes, making this the deadliest day for Americans since invasion began. Jan. 30 Iraqis vote for 275-seat National Assembly. Shiite-dominated party wins about 48 percent of the vote, Kurdish alliance finishes with 26 percent. Feb. 28 A suicide car bomber blasts a crowd of police and national guard recruits outside a medical clinic in Hillah, south of Baghdad, killing 125 people in the single deadliest attack to date in the two-year insurgency. March 3 The number of U.S. military deaths passes 1,500, according to an Associated Press count. April 6 Lawmakers elect Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani as president, with two vice presidents, a Shiite and a Sunni Arab. The president’s council then names Shiite Ibrahim al-Jaafari prime minister, the top government post in the country. May 3 After months of wrangling and attempts to bring more Sunnis into the Cabinet, the first democratically elected Iraqi government sworn in. June 16 Shiite and Sunni politicians reach a compromise on the makeup of the committee drafting a new constitution, breaking weeks of deadlock over the size of Sunni representation. Aug. 28 Dominant Shiite and Kurdish blocs approve draft constitution over objections from Sunni Arab minority and send charter to parliament. Sept. 2 Iraqi government sets Oct. 19 start for trial of Saddam and seven co-defendants in 1982 massacre of 143 Shiite Muslims in Dujail, north of Baghdad. Sept. 13 Bush and Talabani refuse to set a deadline for withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. Sept. 14 More than a dozen highly coordinated bombings rip through Baghdad, killing at least 167 people and wounding 570, in the worst day of violence in the capital since U.S. invasion. Sept. 18 Iraqi parliament approves revisions to draft constitution and sends document to United Nations for printing and distribution to Iraqis ahead of scheduled Oct. 15 referendum on the charter. Oct. 15 Registered voters cast ballots in Iraq’s constitutional referendum. Oct. 19 Saddam appears in court for opening of trial. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Gardaí are investigating the theft and damage of a car which was parked outside Clonmany last week.The car had been parked in the Gaddyduff area while the owner attended the Clonmany Festival on Thursday night last.However, the black Skoda Superb was taken sometime after 9pm and driven away. The car was found damaged at 6am the following morning on the Ballyliffin Road outside Carndonagh.Gardaí are appealing to the public for assistance with the investigation. If anyone saw the car (Skoda Superb, 10-DL reg) in the area that night or has any information, please contact Buncrana Garda Station on (074) 9320540.Car stolen while owner attended Clonmany Festival was last modified: August 15th, 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)