Toronto Maple Leafs’ Auston Matthews receiving treatment for sore wrist, will not participate in All-Star Weekend

first_imgNHL ALL-STAR GAME: Rosters and captain | Event details Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston reported Matthews “spent the bye week back home in Scottsdale training before the decision was reached for him to sit out the skills competition and all-star game. Johnston also reported that Matthews is expected to play Monday against the Predators in Nashville — the Maple Leafs’ next game.In Saturday’s 6-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, Matthews had a minus-four rating, playing 22 shifts with 21 minutes and 36 seconds of time-on-ice. The four-time All-Star leads the team with 57 points (34 goals, 23 assists) in 49 games this season. Teammates Mitch Marner and Frederik Andersen were also voted to take part in the events in St. Louis.Matthews’ roster spot for the Atlantic Division has been filled by Ottawa Senators forward Brady Tkachuk. It will be Tkachuk’s first All-Star appearance. Auston Matthews will not compete in the NHL’s All-Star Weekend, the Maple Leafs announced Wednesday.The forward has been dealing with a sore wrist and will receive “acute treatment for an ongoing wrist condition,” according to Leafs PR. Matthews will travel to St. Louis to offer his support, but will not participate in any on-ice activities.last_img read more

Government putting “the cart in front of the horse” in managing Guyana

first_imgDear Editor,The renewal of local democracy was recently concluded on November 12, 2018 and there was a number of new additional Local Authority Area’s (LAA’s) for the Local Government Elections (LGE) – Caracas/Wyburgs being one of the several new LAA. Unfortunately, after the conclusion of the LGE, this new LAA remains in the dark on the way forward.The internal elections was held at the Lochaber Primary School impeding on students’ time because there was no other building to accommodate the councillors, likewise staff was sent from elsewhere to conduct this internal election.Guyanese are aware that good governance, accountability and transparency are vital for the development of all communities, but the Minister of Communities Mr Bulkhan imposed a system whereby no preparation is done to access and implement that system. This is a definite case of “putting the cart in front of the horse”.The New Amsterdam Town Council (NA M&TC) has been governed by the PNC/R for numerous years, the last two elections were no different, with majority seats garnered by the APNU and the PPP/C and the AFC only managed three and one respectively. The NA M&TC also concluded their internal elections where the Mayor and Deputy Mayor were elected.The Municipalities operate under the Municipal and District Council Act Chapter 28:01 in section 60 which states that Municipalities must maintain standing committees. The most important standing committee is the finance committee notwithstanding the fact that it ensures proper accountability and transparency which is crucial for the functioning of all Municipalities.In chapter 28:01 section 62, it also states, “A council may appoint Councillors to be the Chairman and the Vice Chairman of a standing committee” and continues in sections 63, ” A committee of a Council may include persons who are not Councillors but who became of their special skill or experience will, in the opinion of the council, be able to assist in the consideration of the work of the committee.The law also cautioned that “no person other than a Councillor shall be a member of either the finance committees mentioned in schedule 5 or of a committee prescribed by a constitution order.Based on the constitution the New Amsterdam Municipality was allowed to elect the Chairman and Deputy Chairman of the finance committee but conveniently used the majority of APNU Councillors of the Council to exclude Councillors from the opposition parties, that is the PPP/C and the AFC. The exclusion of the opposition Councillors was a deliberate act to exclude transparency and accountability since this particular Council is managed by the APNU. It must be noted that even the APNU-managed City Council of Georgetown included two PPP/ Councillors on their finance committee.Why did the New Amsterdam Mayor and Town Council exclude the PPP/C and AFC Councillors from their finance committee?It is evident that the New Amsterdam Town Council will continue to function without scrutiny, lack of accountability and transparency. We must demand that protection for taxpayer’s monies be paramount. The exclusion of Councillors from the opposition on the finance committee is to avoid scrutiny and continue to misuse public funds.Yours respectfully,Zamal Hussainlast_img read more

Spotlight shines on Donegal restaurants in top food awards

first_imgA top selection of Donegal restaurants and food businesses are celebrating being named as finalists in the Food Awards Ireland. Following a tremendous number of nominations received from the public, the second annual event recognises the hard work and efforts of the Irish food industry.Accolades will be presented to the best restaurants, takeaways, pubs, hotel restaurants, cafes, and bistros, as well as shine the spotlight on the wonderful local producers who supply their delicious ingredients. Which Donegal eateries are among the crème de la crème of Ireland’s best? Here are the local finalists:Restaurant of the Year (Borders)The Olde Castle Bar & Red Hugh Restaurant (Donegal Town)Blas (Donegal Town)Chandpur Indian Restaurant (Donegal Town)The Harbour Restaurant (Donegal Town)Austies Bar & Restaurant (Rosses Point)Cafe/Bistro of the Year (Borders)Glenveagh Castle Tearooms (Letterkenny)Mac’s Deli (Letterkenny)Nancy’s Barn (Ballyliffin)Belles Kitchen (Rathmullan)Honeypot Coffee House (Letterkenny)Gastro Pub of the Year  (Borders)The Drift Inn (Buncrana) Caterer of the Year  (Borders)Crest Catering Company (Letterkenny)Mac’s Deli (Letterkenny)Best Indian EstablishmentChandpur Indian Restaurant (Donegal Town)Hotel Restaurant of the YearHarvey’s Point Hotel (Donegal Town)Chef of the YearChandpur Indian Restaurant (Donegal)Rana and Susan Miah of Chandpur – Food Awards Ireland 2016Chandpur in Donegal Town, earning three spots on the 2017 shortlist, are hoping to take home another prize to add to their many accolades in the industry. Chandpur took home the regional Restaurant of the Year award in 2016 and are hoping to do it again.Susan Miah of Chandpur told Donegal Daily: “We are mega mega proud because we are the only Indian and Rana in the only chef on the list from Donegal. In the Restaurant of the Year Borders 4 out of the 6 finalists are restaurants from Donegal Town which is amazing for our wee town.” The Food Awards Ireland promise to be one of the biggest and most memorable events in the food industry calendar this year with a range of accolades to be presented to the most deserving professionals and establishments in the field.The black tie event will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dublin on Monday the 13th of November, when the crème de la crème of the Irish food industry will come together for a glamorous night to celebrate the success of professionals and businesses in the sector.Irfan Younis, CEO of event organisers Creative Oceanic, said: “The tremendous amount of nominations received from the Irish public is a testament to the hard work of all those working within the food sector.“With fierce competition this year, we are looking forward to welcoming those who provide and supply us with gastronomic delights. Last year’s winners were great ambassadors and I am confident this year’s finalists and winners will follow in their footsteps. We would like to wish all the finalists the best of luck.” Spotlight shines on Donegal restaurants in top food awards was last modified: October 17th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:bistroCaféChandpur Indian Restaurantfood awards irelandrestaurantslast_img read more