Dear Editor,The Cheddi Jagan Research Centre (CJRC) is appalled, indeed disgusted, by utterances made by leading functionaries of the APNU/AFC administration which insinuated that the manner in which the lease to the land and building which housed the centre was obtained illegally.The inference to be drawn from those statements is that the lease was not only improperly obtained, but that there were hidden and ulterior motives on the part of those who were involved.What the Centre found particularly distasteful was the fact that such statements were made by some of the very persons who claim to embrace the legacy of Cheddi Jagan, but having betrayed the legacy and now in bed with those who conspired to deny Dr Jagan his rightful place in history, they are now seeking to justify their betrayal by making wild and unsubstantiated statements.It must be emphasised that the CJRC was established not as a profit-making organisation, but to promote the legacy of one of the finest and most outstanding sons of the Guyanese nation, someone who dedicated his entire life for freedom and democracy and for the building of a united and prosperous country. As such, Dr Jagan is deserving of a special place in the history of this country. The granting of a building and a piece of land in his honour and memory pales into insignificance when compared to the monumental contribution and sacrifices Dr Jagan made for the overall good of this nation.It is bad enough to use disparaging statements regarding this great legacy and contributions by the uninformed and from those who historically stood on the opposite side of the political divide but such unsavoury comments emanating from those who professed allegiance to the ideals and vision of Dr Jagan speaks to a level of hypocrisy and opportunism that literally stinks into the high heavens.The Cheddi Jagan Research Centre has lived up to, and will continue to be a centre of reading and research into the large body of writings and speeches made by Dr Jagan and in the preservation and promotion of his great legacy at its current location in accordance with our 99 years lease.Sincerely,Management ofCheddi JaganResearch Centre
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Beckham, who won six Premiership titles with Manchester United and a Spanish League title with Real Madrid, captured his first MLS championship in the final match of his five-year deal.The triumph put the finishing touches to a season in which the Galaxy produced the best regular-season record in the league and were unbeaten at home.The lone goal of the match came after Beckham headed the ball to Keane, who ran into the area and fed Donovan, who fired home.When the final whistle blew, Beckham wrapped his arms around Donovan and lifted him off his feet in celebration.Donovan paid tribute to his “warrior-like” teammate, saying Beckham injured a hamstring earlier in the week and was “playing on one leg.”“During the match I had a little bit of discomfort,” admitted Beckham, who clearly lacked quickness around the pitch but still displayed his deft touch with corners and free kicks.“He gutted it out tonight,” Galaxy coach Bruce Arena said. “My hat is off to David.”Beckham himself was just happy to help deliver a title for the Galaxy, who brought him Stateside to great fanfare in 2007 in a move that raised the profile of MLS with US sports fans and opened the door for other marquee international players to follow.“It’s about time,” said Beckham, who could yet have a sequel with the Galaxy if the team can persuade him to return after his contract expires at the end of December.Beckham, who is also being wooed by French club Paris Saint-Germain, preferred to celebrate rather than speculate on his future.“At the moment, I’m going to enjoy tonight,” Beckham said.“There’s a lot of options but I’m a Galaxy player. I’ve been a Galaxy player for the last five years and I’ve been proud of that,” added Beckham, who was serenaded by chants of “We want Beckham” after the final whistle blew.A record crowd of 30,281 turned out at the Home Depot Center, undaunted by the chilly rain that pelted Los Angeles all day.The fact that the stadium had been selected in advance to hold the championship match was a bit of serendipity for the Galaxy, making it a virtual home fixture for them.“The atmosphere was fantastic tonight,” Donovan said. “The stadium was electric.”Man of the match Donovan said it won’t be his goal that he remembers from the night.“The actual goal doesn’t mean a whole lot to me,” he said. “I for the last month have been so determined to win — I didn’t care who scored, I didn’t care if it was an own-goal, I just wanted to win. Winning feels so good. The moment when the whistle blew is what I’ll remember.”In addition to the daunting task of taking on the Galaxy in Los Angeles, Houston’s hopes had suffered a blow when they lost leading scorer Brad Davis to a torn quadriceps in the Eastern Conference championship match.Los Angeles dominated play in a scoreless first half but couldn’t capitalize.Beckham delivered a corner directly to forward Adam Cristman’s head in the 12th minute but Cristman — replacing injured Chad Barrett in the starting lineup — missed.In the 27th, he was unable to finish another header after Beckham lofted a pass over a clutch of defenders to him, and shortly thereafter he misplayed a ball from Donovan in front of the goal after slipping on the wet pitch.Keane, who this month helped Ireland book their Euro 2012 berth, appeared to score in the 56th but the goal was ruled offside.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LOS ANGELES, California, November 21 – David Beckham’s Los Angeles Galaxy beat Houston Dynamo 1-0 on Sunday to win Major League Soccer’s MLS Cup, giving the English superstar the Hollywood ending he sought to his ground-breaking Galaxy deal.Landon Donovan’s 72nd-minute goal, from a pass by Irish international Robbie Keane, was enough to secure the victory for the Galaxy.
He then took to the stage to deliver a rambling seven-minute speech, at one point punching the air and roaring “Yes!” as he recalled a team meeting at which captain Wayne Rooney had urged the team to push for second place in the Premier League.Van Gaal also said that United had been “very close” to winning the title, despite the fact they currently trail champions Chelsea by 15 points.After concluding his speech, which was broadcast live on United’s in-house television channel MUTV, Van Gaal returned to the stage and interrupted the presenter by saying: “Hello, hello! Pay attention to the manager!”He went on to chastise the crowd for not applauding a female saxophonist, saying: “I have seen a lady who plays the saxophone fantastically. Give her a big applause!”Former United captain Gary Neville tweeted: “LVG is cracking me up here. Great entertainment! One of the best/funniest 20 mins I’ve ever had!”United goalkeeper David de Gea, who has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid, won both the Players’ Player and Fans’ Player of the Year awards for the second season running.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, May 20- Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal was the talk of social media in Britain on Wednesday after an eccentric turn at the club’s end-of-season awards ceremony at Old Trafford.The 63-year-old Dutchman clipped assistant manager Ryan Giggs around the ear after the Welshman outbid him for a round of golf with former United striker Dwight Yorke during an auction at the event on Tuesday.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Federal officials have indefinitely suspended efforts to find six men trapped for nearly four weeks inside a coal mine after a robotic camera failed to provide any useful information, an attorney for the men’s families said Friday. “They said, ‘We’ve exhausted the options that we know about,’” said Colin King, an attorney serving as a spokesman for all six families. Allyn Davis, a regional director for the Mine Safety and Health Administration, told the families that the robotic camera was successfully dropped down the fourth of seven holes bored into the mountain, but that it quickly became stuck in the mud as it moved over piles of debris, King said. Officials also could not retrieve the camera and had to leave it stuck about 50 feet from the surface, he said. “They didn’t rule out the possibility of an eighth hole, but (Davis) really didn’t give any indication that they were seriously considering it. Not unless somebody came forward with new information,” King said. “(Davis) said, ‘We’ve done all we can do.’” Messages left with federal mine officials were not immediately returned Friday evening. The steadfast families had a difficult time with the news, King said: “There were tears.” Miners Kerry Allred, Don Erickson, Luis Hernandez, Carlos Payan, Brandon Phillips and Manuel Sanchez have not been seen since Aug. 6, when a thunderous mountain shudder caused ribs in the Crandall Canyon Mine to break, trapping them. It isn’t known whether they survived. Three rescuers working underground were killed in a second collapse Aug. 16, another disaster that has foreclosed a separate way to reach the miners. Federal safety officials have drilled a series of vertical bore holes into the mine in hopes of locating the six, but at each spot have found no signs of life and oxygen levels too low to sustain life. Hole No. 7, drilled more than 1,800 feet through the mountain and into the mine Thursday, found nearly seven feet of debris. The drill bit emerged in an area called the “kitchen,” where miners are trained to seek refuge during a collapse. “It was very discouraging to them to hear about the kitchen area being filled with rubble,” King said earlier Friday. “I think they’re moving closer and closer to accepting the likelihood that they won’t find anyone alive.” Families of the missing men and the lost rescue workers gathered on a mountaintop above Huntington on Friday afternoon to release a rehabilitated golden eagle into the wild. The bird, which had been cared for by the Southwest Wildlife Foundation, was a symbol of healing and hope, Huntington City Councilwoman Julie Jones said. Representatives from each family touched the bird, offering up prayers, some audible and some whispered, for their loved ones. Wendy Black, the wife of killed rescuer Dale “Bird” Black, held the eagle at the end of the ceremony and released it, Jones said. “It was awesome,” Jones said. “It was a very emotional thing.” The co-owner of the mine, Cleveland-based Murray Energy Corp., laid off 170 workers at the mine on Monday but said Friday that about 35 of them accepted transfers to the company’s mining operations in Illinois and Ohio. Company chairman Bob Murray said he extended job transfers to all laid-off workers in Utah. It’s possible more could join the Illinois and Ohio operations, he said. Murray Energy has 19 mines in five states.
Roberto Martinez has described the refereeing error in the League Cup defeat at Man City as ‘heart-breaking’.Everton were knocked out of the competition, – missing the chance of a Wembley final with local rivals Liverpool – as they were beaten over two legs in the semi-final against Manuel Pellegrini’s City.The Sky Blues came from behind in the tie, and also on the night, and the second goal proved to be both crucial and controversial.Raheem Sterling ran with the ball to the byline and it appeared to go out of play before he crossed to Kevin De Bruyne, who finished well.City, buoyed by the goal, went on to score again and book their place in next month’s final as Sergio Aguero headed past Joel Robles.Toffees boss Martinez said of the game-changing moment: “Everyone who has seen the replay can see clearly that the ball is out of play.“That’s heart-breaking in a second leg semi-final [which] was two teams with incredible character.“I thought the tie was a really good football game and you don’t expect to get a goal conceded in that manor. The players in the dressing room, as you can imagine, cannot put it in words. It is wrong and very, very hard to take.“You accept Man City are a very good side and if they score three goals in the right way, you would expect it. The first goal we conceded is a deflected shot and it happens. The luck can be with or against you.“But the second is a goal that shouldn’t have been given right and clearly put us out of the tie, it’s a very significant moment and overall it’s a heart-breaking moment.”Martinez has been criticised by the Merseysiders’ fans in recent weeks as they have conceded a considerable amount of goals, are 12th in the Premier League and have won just one of their last ten league games.The 42-year-old added: “Overall we should take it as an inspiration because we are a young, very good group of players.“We are showing signs of a very strong team who have seen eye-to-eye against a strong Man City side to finish this season really strong and get the rewards I feel everyone deserves.”CLICK HERE – ‘Get Jose Mourinho in – he wants to prove he’s a great manager!’ – A large amount of Everton fans want Roberto Martinez out
Jens Lehmann has backed Arsene Wenger to continue as Arsenal manager next season, insisting the Frenchman still has the ‘intelligence and fire’ to lead the club to success.Wenger’s standing with supporters reached a new low after they suffered Champions League humiliation against Bayern Munich on Tuesday.The Gunners were the laughing stock of Europe as they were dumped out of the competition with a 5-1 home defeat – losing to the Germans 10-2 on aggregate.The painful result seemed to be the tipping point with fans who had remained loyal to Wenger, with the majority of Arsenal supporters now calling for the 67-year-old to leave when his contract expires at the end of the season.But the club’s legendary ‘Invincibles’ goalkeeper is adamant Wenger should stay, saying he doesn’t deserve to end his 20-year reign on such a sour note.Speaking on Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Lehmann said: “I think he has to stay now, because he’s done so much for the club,”“People are talking about his age, if he still has something to give and if he can influence people and they want a new manager to come in to bring fresh air.“But on the other hand it’s very difficult to replace intelligence, and we all know he is a very intelligent man and manager and he’s still got the fire.“With all he’s done for the club I think he deserves not to go on such a bad spell of results.“He probably needs a bit more future with some new signings, and then next season could be a completely different situation.”Listen to talkSPORT’s interview with Jens Lehmann IN FULL above!
2 getty images Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future MOST READ IN FOOTBALL Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Timo Werner is a man in demand, with Premier League sides circling Barcelona and Manchester City are set to compete for the signing of Uruguay and Juventus midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur, 22. (Star)Barcelona will allow Tottenham target Carles Alena, 21, to leave the club on loan in January. (Mundo Deportivo, via Mail)Newcastle are continuing to monitor the progress of QPR’s Ryan Manning, 23, who recently earned his first call-up to the Republic of Ireland senior team. (Football Insider)Wolves are preparing a £10m raid on Championship high fliers Preston for £10m rated defender Ben Davies, 24. (Express) Bayern Munich remain interested in signing Manchester City winger Leroy Sane, but are only prepared to offer £69m for the 23-year-old’s services. (Calciomercato)LA Galaxy striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 38, who recently teased a return to LaLiga, is likely to return to another of his former clubs, AC Milan. (Marca)Leicester and Newcastle are both interested in Metz striker Habibou Diallo, with the former expected to make a formal move in January for the 24-year-old. (Express)AC Milan have ended their interest in Gremio striker Everton Soares, 23, who has also been linked with Tottenham. (Calciomercato) Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane latest SORRY LATEST Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 2 PAYBACK talkSPORT.com rounds up all the latest transfer news and football gossip from Sunday’s papers and online…Manchester United are set to go head-to-head with Liverpool for Leipzig’s Germany striker Timo Werner, 23. (Mirror)Tottenham are considering making a move for Ajax’s £35m-rated goalkeeper Andre Onana when the transfer window reopens in January. (Sun) The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 TOP WORK appointed scrap revealed Leroy Sane scored 16 goals for Manchester City last season Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Getty Images Real Madrid youngster Brahim Diaz, formerly of Manchester City, will be made available for loan in January. (Marca)Saint-Etienne boss Claude Puel has slammed the Ligue 1 side for their decision to sell highly-rated teenager William Saliba, 18, to Arsenal. (Mirror)Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta has dismissed suggestions that Argentina forward Lautaro Martinez, 22, will be leaving the Serie A side for Catalan giants Barcelona anytime soon. (Goal)
Rangers boss Graeme Murty believes new signing Greg Docherty is a Scotland star in the making, and has set the midfielder the challenge of fulfilling that potential at Ibrox.Docherty penned a four-and-a-half year deal with the Light Blues on Thursday after Rangers agreed to pay a fee of around £675,000 to his former club Hamilton Accies.The 21-year-old trained with his new teammates on Friday ahead of their trip north this weekend to face Ross County.Murty was impressed with what he saw, but insists Docherty is a longer-term project for the Rangers staff. He added: “That’s the challenge for myself and the staff: to make sure we take his potential and nurture it to help him get to the top level in this country.“If he does that he is an international footballer in the making.”Docherty became Murty’s sixth signing of the January transfer window, following moves for Declan John, Jamie Murphy, Sean Goss, Jason Cummings and Russell Martin.Carlos Pena has returned to Mexico on loan, while defenders Bruno Alves and Danny Wilson have been linked with respective moves to Serie A and the MLS.The Ibrox manager believes transfer activity will continue until the window slams shut.“I would expect business to carry on,” he said. “Our director of football has the world’s hottest phone right now.“Danny (Wilson) has options but they will stay in house till that is decided either way.“The good thing is that people are looking at our players with hungry eyes.“That is good for us as it shows we have the type of player capable drawing attention from people around the world.” He said: “Greg adds physicality, legs, the ability to get box-to-box and a range of passing.“Typically, in the past, outstanding Rangers midfielders have been internationals.“That’s his challenge: to be an international player whilst at Rangers.“If he does that he will be on his way to fulfilling that potential, we are just looking to give him a stage to get as far as he can in the game.