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first_img Costa Rica coach Wanchope in stadium fist fight PANAMA CITY (AP): Costa Rica soccer coach Paulo Wanchope landed in a fist fight while watching his country’s Under-23 team play in Panama. Video of the altercation shows Wanchope trying to enter the field through a gate in the stands. He appears to push a youth guarding the gate and then clashes with a man who punches and kicks him before police intervene. Local news reports indicate Wanchope was irritated at refereeing during Tuesday night’s pre-Olympic match, which ended 0-0. Wanchope took over Costa Rica’s team last year after a career as one of Central America’s most famous forwards. He played for several years in the English Premier League and was a star on the national team. Mexico, last month, fired its national team coach Miguel Herrera for allegedly punching a television broadcaster. Costa Rica’s soccer federation said in a statement that it was waiting to compile all the information available before commenting on the incident. Messi, Suarez, Ronaldo in running for UEFA Best Player award NYON, Switzerland (AP): Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez of Champions League winner Barcelona will compete with Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo for UEFA’s Best Player in Europe award for last season. UEFA says the three stars topped a Europe-wide poll of journalists who chose from a 10-player shortlist. The same 54-member panel picks a winner on August 27 at the Champions League group draw in Monaco. Messi and Ronaldo had a season-long duel for the Champions League scoring record and resume this season tied on 77 goals. Suarez is nominated despite starting his season in late October after serving a FIFA fan for biting at the World Cup. The Uruguay forward scored the decisive goal in Barcelona’s 3-1 win over Juventus in the Champions League final. Five Juventus players were shortlisted.last_img read more

Falcons soar to 3rd win, dump Red Warriors

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ Familiarity helps Dennison stop Desiderio in FEU win over UP Papi Sarr led the Falcons with a 15-point, 16-rebound double-double while Sean Manganti added 10 points.Mark Olayon had 16 points to lead UE while Alvin Pasaol added 15 of his own. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson breezed through University of the East, 79-60, for its third win in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournamentSunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Soaring Falcons tied University of the Philippines, which got blown out by Far Eastern University earlier, for a share of the fourth spot with a 3-2 record while the Red Warriors fell to a woeful 0-5 mark.ADVERTISEMENT DAY6 is for everybody Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIEScenter_img Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Adamson head coach Franz Pumaren knew the importance of their game against the Red Warriors as the victory pushed them above .500 and prepared them for tough games ahead against Final Four contenders UP and FEU.“This is the first time in the season that we’re above .500 and it’s going to be a brutal week for us,” said Pumaren.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We’ll be playing against tough teams and hopefully this can help us in our coming games especially against UP. The last two games [in the first round] will be crucial on our part to end above .500.”The Falcons mounted a 10-0 run midway through the third quarter to take a 55-38 lead and never letup until the final buzzer. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacuees View commentslast_img read more

Mediocrity has no place in 2018 asiad

first_imgA total of 23 gold medalists from last year’s Kuala Lumpur SEA Games are assured of spots in the Aug. 18 to Sept. 2 multi-sport continental meet.The list includes double-gold medalist Trenten Beram of athletics, Gilas Pilipinas basketball team and men’s ice hockey squad.“We want to make sure that every athlete can contend for medals,’’ said Camacho.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe POC approved Camacho’s proposal that athletes who didn’t nab either gold or silver from the SEA Games would stay home.There were 34 silver and 63 bronze medalists from the KL meet. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The 18th Asian Games in Indonesia is not a playground for athletes wanting to gain experience.Philippine chef de mission Julian Camacho has made sure national sports associations won’t be sending tourists even as he got assurance from the Philippine Olympic Committee that only gold and silver medalists from the Southeast Asian Games could book a ticket.ADVERTISEMENT Atos, Jucutan dominate Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments LATEST STORIES Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals MOST READcenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Camacho, however, is not closing the door on the bronze medalists and other athletes who aspire to compete in the 45-nation Asiad set in the cities of Jakarta and Palembang.“From now until the deadline (for submission of lineups), they have to show their worth by figuring prominently in Asian-level tournaments,’’ said Camacho.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Conelast_img read more

Govt accused of violating labour laws

first_imgThe Government of Guyana is being accused of violating the labour laws by issuing contracts to firms which pay persons below the minimum wage.The Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) Regional Democratic Council (RDC) is asking that the Administration address the issue where security guards and being paid below the minimum wage while they perform duties at Government locations.Addressing the RDC, People’s Progressive Party Councillor Zamal Hussain criticised the Administration for awarding contracts to security companies at rates which makes it impossible for firms to pay guards wages at the minimum level or above.He told the RDC that Government is contributing to the company breaking the law.“The persons working with the company are being paid below the minimum wage, they are not being paid overtime and they are not given proper treatment. In fact, some of them are in arrears with their creditors,” he pointed out.Hussain said some of the underpaid guards perform duties at the compound of the RDC. Others, he said were at schools health centres and hospitals in the region.“The blame is coming to the region. I am pleading to the RDC and the Government that when they make out these contracts they have ground rules that persons must at least receive the minimum wage as stipulated by the Government.”This publication was told that the guards are paid at a rate which represents two-thirds of the stipulated minimum wage.Meanwhile, at a recent meeting held with the guards and the company which has the contract to pervade security services to Government buildings in Region Six, the guards complained of poor working conditions and also of the low wages.The Chief Executive Officer of that company allegedly told the guards to take him to the Social Protection Ministry, which holds the responsibility for labour, and if they were not successful with the New Amsterdam office they should take the matter up with the head office in Georgetown.last_img read more

Natural Resources Ministry warns of dangerous mining practices

first_imgMining deathsThe Natural Resources Ministry has once again cautioned against the illegal and unsafe mining practices in Guyana, which has caused serious implications on the sector and resulted in many recorded deaths this year.Following the death of an 11-year-old boy at Port Kaituma, Region One (Barima-Waini) in an illegal mining pit on Friday, the Ministry on Saturday highlighted the ongoing plague of mining deaths and underscored the need for individuals to desist from dangerous mining practices.“Raiding and illegal mining remains significant problems in the sector and this death only reinforces the resulting dangers of these. It is high time persons understand these dangers and deter from doing such acts. Mine safety remains avid to the interest of the Ministry and as such we continue to look into mining deaths that result from these practices,” the Natural Resources Ministry said on Saturday.Eleven-year-old Tyrone Tyrel De Souza died while working illegally at a mining camp, when the pit caved-in on him.The young man, who resided at Big Creek, Port Kaituma, Region One (Barima-Waini) reportedly visited the mining pit with a group of young men.Owner of the camp, Terrence Yarde had ceased operations for the holidays and he contended that the boys started an illegal search for gold. De Souza was said to be among the group when he was caught by the moving debris.“Reports indicate that the child, as part of a group of children, ventured onto a mining claim, owned by miner Terrence Yarde and started an illegal search for gold. This resulted in the collapse of the pit covering the child and tragically leading to his death,” the Ministry noted.It was announced that an investigation was launched into the incident. Guyana Times understands that officials from the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) were also dispatched to the site to assist with the probe.While this incident raised eyebrows about the potential dangers of these mining camps and the need to increase safety measures, it is among the many cases which were reported for the year.In January, 23-year-old Handel Payne, also called “Daggie” of Kaneville Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD) died after the mining pit in which he was working; at 35 Miles, Konawaruk Backdam, collapsed.Information reaching Guyana Times revealed that Payne and others were working in the mining pit when a piece of the mud wall collapsed behind them and subsequently struck Payne in his mid-section.He reportedly fell unconscious at a time when the water began to rise rapidly. As a result, Payne was submerged and subsequently drowned. He was later pulled out, and rushed to the Mahdia Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.In April, miner Kevin Adams, 25, of Linden, died at Chinese Creek Backdam, Mazaruni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni)/ after a pit caved in and buried him alive.One month later in May, Ken Ranny, 20, a resident of Kamarang, Upper Mazaruni River, died after he was covered by mud after the wall of a mining pit in which he was working collapsed at Pepper Camp Backdam, Upper Mazaruni River.In June, miner Elmo Adams died after he too was buried alive after the walls of a pit in which he was working caved at Imbaimadai, Upper Mazaruni.September saw two persons being killed in similar conditions at Mowasi Backdam, Konawaruk, Potaro, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni). Deon Sproston, called “Jersey Joe”, 36, of Lot 133 Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara (ECD), and a miner only known as “Shawn” lost their lives in similar fashion after the walls caved in while they were in the pit with metal detectors searching for gold while it was raining heavily. While working, a large portion of the pit wall suddenly broke off and fell on both men, burying them alive.In October, Lennox Douglas, 33, of Canvas City, Wismar, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) died at Issano Backdam, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) after the mining pit in which he was working collapsed.Weeks after, on November 20, a woman miner was on Tuesday killed after a mining pit caved in on her while punting for gold at Arakaka Backdam, North West District (NWD), Region One (Barima-Waini). Forty-four-year-old Eleen Figuera of Two Miles Arakaka and some others were working in the pit when the mud walls suddenly caved in and covered her. The others managed to escape with minor bruises.Figuera was subsequently pulled from the pit and taken to the Pakera District Hospital, where she was pronounced dead on arrival.In the year 2015, 10 persons died when a mining pit in the Konawaruk area collapsed. The incident saw 17 miners being buried under a pile of dirt and rubble, but seven managed to escape with various injuries.The others remained trapped under the dirt where they perished. Those who failed to escape were Leyland Jones, Jason Trotman, Vick Bernard, Frank Bernard, Desmond Martins, Raymond August, Brian Bank, Trevon Phillips, Nanmore Kurt and another man identified only as “Michael”.The deaths were blamed on heavy rains in the area, improper mine design, and poor safety practices at the mining camp.last_img read more

Nationwide GTU strike continues

first_img…as parents’ concerns over absent teachers growTeachers across the nation once again participated in the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) nationwide strike as they continue to demand a salary increase.The teachers who gathered in front the Education Ministry on Tuesday told reporters that they will remain on strike for as long as it takes for them to see improvement as they maintained that it is well overdue for teachers to receive increases. The last time teachers received multi-year increases end in 2015.Many of the striking teachers cited increased living expenses. “As time goes by, things are going up, buses fares already up and we to pay the bus fares and we can’t say we don’t have the money; we will be put out,” a Fifth Form teacher said.However, as the nationwide strike continues for a second day into the new school week, many parents of students attending public schools are growing concerned over reduced educative activities in classrooms.The Education Ministry has activated a contingency plan where it intends to take on about 400 trainee and recently graduated teachers of the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) as substitutes in addition to retired teachers. Parents are however concerned about the level of teaching their children will benefit from since many of the CPCE teachers are inexperienced, with only some having exposure to the classroom environment.At some primary schools where several grades had no teachers, classes were merged as in the case of St Angela’s Primary where no fifth year teacher reportedly turned up for duties. Frank Jones who has two children attending the school said he cannot leave them at home since he has to work during the day. He told Guyana Times that both of their teachers did not turn up for work; something which he views as worrying.“It’s hard because I can’t leave my children at home or send to private schools when you have Government schools. The Government is supposed to see with the teachers because they can’t just come and teach without money; they have families and bills to pay just like us,” Jones said.Other parents who declined to be identified, made similar remarks as some opted to collect their children and take them home due to the absence of teachers. One man uplifted his granddaughter as she couldn’t get registered at St John’s College, being a late entrant.He said he hopes that good sense will prevail for all sides so that classes can be restored to normalcy. The strike initially started August 27 during the preparation period. Now that school has reopened, it’s unclear if the Education Ministry’s substitute arrangements will materialise.Moments before Junior Social Protection Minister Keith Scott pulled back his statements which deemed teachers “uncaring and selfish” for participating in industrial action, teachers who gathered in front of the Education Ministry rejected his comments for which the GTU demanded an apology.“I do not consider my actions [uncaring or inconsiderate] because it is three years now that the union was begging teachers to hold back [but] the teachers mandated this action… as much we are angry with our leaders, we know that they have a heart and we are hoping that before the end of the week, we can hear something fruitful,” a union member indicated.“To those who think we’re selfish and unreasonable; the teachers make daily sacrifices for the children, we care for the children,” a teacher said.Some protesters called on President David Granger to pay more heed to the concerns the teachers are raising. According to information obtained, many of the schools around the city and some of the surrounding areas were half-filled with teachers such as the case in Central High School, St Angela’s Primary, Cummings Lodge, Plaisance and Charlestown Secondary and St John’s College.Some teachers, who showed up, were not performing duties, while some classrooms were left unsupervised, as seen in an image Guyana Times obtained from a city school. Education officials have been going around reportedly making enquires on the absenteeism of teachers.Essequibo demonstrationMeanwhile, reports coming out of the Essequibo Coast revealed classes at Anna Regina Multilateral School, in Cotton Field, were affected as teachers downed tools in support of the protest action. Guyana Times understands that the keys of the school were handed over to the security at the main gate.As such, confusion reigned when parents who got wind of the occurrences, flocked the school’s gate in a bid to get their children out the school’s compound. However, they were reportedly denied entry by the security guards at the main gate and expressed frustration over their children’s safety.The parents and security got into heated arguments but the children were still locked in at that point. Some reports stated that a few of the Form One students who were attending school for the first time flocked the gate and some were almost in tears as they were prevented by security from exiting the compound.Later on, the acting Regional Education Officer (REO), Nicola Matthew was seen entering the school compound and when asked for a comment by a reporter, refused to offer one. The children were locked inside the school until their lunch break.Linden teachers turn out in large numbersIn the mining town of Linden, there was no letting up, as hundreds of teachers from across Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) took to the streets and marched along Republic Avenue, Mackenzie. They eventually stopped at the region’s Department of Education where their loud chants were principally directed toward Education Minister Nicolette Henry.They said they will travel to Georgetown to continue the protest later this week. “Dem wuk we like a donkey and pay we like a junkie” and “No money no wuk” were some of the chants they repeated. Another meeting was held at the Lichas Hall where GTU General Secretary Coretta McDonald addressed the teachers, telling them they must stand up when they see wrongs occurring, especially regarding the “disrespect” being meted out to teachers.McDonald lamented over Minister Kieth Scott’s “selfish” teachers comment, berated Government’s “failed campaign promises” to teachers. She accused the Education Ministry of peddling misinformation that the GTU is demanding 40 per cent and without 40 per cent, they’re not prepared to work.“Lies. Let them understand, that a proposal is just what it is, a proposal. And a proposal says it is negotiable,” McDonald said. She also made it clear that teachers are united and will not adhere to instructions for fear of victimisation, as she accused the Minister of making an enemy out of the Union since the walk out in 2017.Meanwhile, Regional GTU General Council representative, Ferdinand McLeod made calls for a larger public meeting by Linden teachers.Demonstrations also continued in Region One (Barima-Waini), Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), and elsewhere on Tuesday. The Education Ministry announced at a Monday night press conference that 2500 volunteer teachers will be deployed to schools to assist in classrooms.last_img read more

Griezmann handed two-game ban for ref insult

first_imgHe also received a 600-euro ($700) fine, while Atletico were penalised 700 euros. Both have the right to appeal their sanctions.Griezmann will miss league matches against Las Palmas on Saturday and Valencia on September 9.He was shown a straight red card an hour into Saturday’s match after insulting the referee for not awarding a penalty in his favour. He later apologised.Real Madrid centre-back Sergio Ramos has also been handed a one-match ban after he was sent off for two yellow cards in the European and Spanish champions’ 3-0 win at Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.And Argentine Ever Banega was hit with a two-match suspension after the midfielder was also sent off for insulting the referee during Sevilla’s 1-1 draw with Espanyol on Saturday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Antoine Griezmann will miss Atletico Madrid’s next tow Spanish league matches on August 27 and September 9 © AFP / Christof STACHEMADRID, Spain, Aug 23 – France international forward Antoine Griezmann was handed a two-game ban by the Spanish Football Federation on Wednesday after he was sent off at the weekend for insulting the referee.The 26-year-old was dismissed during Atletico Madrid’s 2-2 draw at Gerona on Saturday during the opening weekend of the La Liga season.last_img read more

Falcao rescues Monaco a point after Balotelli double

first_img0Shares0000Monaco’s forward Radamel Falcao celebrates after scoring during the French L1 football match against Nice on January 16, 2018 © AFP / VALERY HACHEPARIS, France, Jan 16 – Radamel Falcao scored an injury-time equaliser to snatch Monaco a 2-2 draw with a Mario Balotelli-inspired Nice on Tuesday, but Marseille leapfrogged the Ligue 1 champions into second place by beating Strasbourg.Monaco took a first-half lead at the Stade Louis II through Adama Diakhaby, but Balotelli turned in an equaliser less than two minutes into the second period. The enigmatic Italian completed his double in the 68th minute, but Falcao stabbed in on his return from injury in the second minute of added time.“That’s Falcao. He’s a forward who takes chances, like Balotelli. That’s what great strikers do,” said Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim.The point extended Nice’s unbeaten run to seven league games, while Monaco will still slip out of the three Champions League places if Lyon win at Guingamp on Wednesday.Marseille’s third straight victory leaves them second, nine points adrift of runaway leaders Paris Saint-Germain and one point clear of Monaco, while Nice stay sixth.The away team were the better side early on without creating any clear-cut chances, with Balotelli curling a long-range free-kick wide and Pierre-Lees Melou firing straight at Danijel Subasic from the edge of the box.But Monaco forged ahead against the run of play in the 33rd minute as Diakhaby took advantage of a stroke of luck to net his second goal in three games.A hopeful ball forward ricocheted off Monaco winger Thomas Lemar and fell perfectly for Diakhaby to send the ball into the roof of the net, with Nice appeals for handball against Lemar waved away by the referee.Nice continued to play the better football after the restart, though, and Balotelli, who also scored twice in a 4-0 thrashing in September’s reverse fixture, stretched to divert a low Allan Saint-Maximin cross in at the near post.The former Manchester City and Inter Milan striker went agonisingly close to completing a turnaround, but couldn’t get enough contact onto another dangerous Saint-Maximin cross into the area.The game continued to open up and Lemar, linked with a January move to either Liverpool or Arsenal, was denied by a brave block from Nice midfielder Jean-Michael Seri.Balotelli did put Lucien Favre’s visitors ahead midway through the second half, as he powered forward before seeing a deflected effort loop over goalkeeper Subasic and into the net.It was Balotelli’s 18th goal of the season, despite having missed much of the campaign through injury and suspension.“It’s his first match since December. He was a bit behind following the short winter break,” said Nice coach Lucien Favre.“He’s progressed slowly, it takes time. But he’s coming from a long, long way back.”Falcao was a peripheral figure for the majority of the contest, but the Colombian was in the right place at the perfect time to tap in his 16th league goal this term after Stevan Jovetic’s shot was saved.– Subs give Marseille victory –Late goals from substitutes Clinton N’Jie and Dimitri Payet sealed a 2-0 home victory for Marseille over Strasbourg.Valere Germain saw a 72nd-minute penalty saved by Strasbourg goalkeeper Alexandre Oukidja, but N’Jie pounced to slam in with 11 minutes to play.Payet finished off the victory for Rudi Garcia’s men with a brilliantly-taken goal late on.It was only the 30-year-old’s third goal from 22 games this season in all competitions, but it arrived in style as his outrageous dummy left Oukidja flailing and set up a simple finish.“We missed pace and speed in the first half, but we were able to get back in the second with character and the missed penalty galvanised us,” said Payet.Elsewhere, Bordeaux slipped to a fifth defeat in six league games as they were beaten 2-0 by Caen.PSG host Dijon on Wednesday, with Neymar set to return after missing Sunday’s win at Nantes with a rib injury.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Ajax in talks over deal for Arsenal forward

first_img Yaya Sanogo 1 Ajax have contacted Arsenal about taking Yaya Sanogo on loan next season.The French forward has been left out of the Gunners’ touring party to Singapore, amid speculation about where he will play his football next season.With the likes of Olivier Giroud, Theo Walcott and Danny Welbeck ahead of Sanogo in the pecking order, Arsene Wenger wants to give the 22-year-old more first-team experience.Sanogo spent the second half of last season at Crystal Palace but a combination of injury and form meant he made just 11 appearances for Alan Pardew’s side.Acording to Dutch magazine Voetbal International, Sanogo was in the Netherlands yesterday for talks with coach Frank de Boer and sporting director Marc Overmars.last_img read more

MOUNTAIN TEAM WHO CONQUERED EVEREST CELEBRATE 20TH ANNIVERSARY AT GARTAN

first_imgThis weekend sees the 20th anniversary reunion of the First Irish Ascent of Everest (and the first British ascent via the North Ridge), taking place at Gartan Outdoor Education Centre.Dason StelfoxTwenty years ago, on Thursday 27th May 1993, Dawson Stelfox, expedition leader, climbing with the unflagging support of the full expedition team and base camp staff, and family and friends at home, arrived at the summit during a brief window of good weather.All expedition members, except Richard O’Neill-Dean, now living in New Zealand, will be at Gartan, along with base camp managers, expedition doctors, support trekkers, families and friends. Robbie Fenlon, climbing team member who was a mountaineering instructor at Gartan at the time of the expedition, will be returning for the event.Also attending is Lorna Siggins, Irish Times reporter who, without the benefit of internet and mobile communication, reported regularly to an anxious audience at home.Lorna’s book on the expedition, Everest Calling – Ascent of the Dark Side: The Mallory-Irvine Ridge, has recently been updated by both Lorna and expedition climber Dermot Somers. Everest Calling – The Irish Journey recalls this ground breaking success, and chronicles the many Irish achievements since.The expedition members, and Gartan Director and President of Mountaineering Ireland, Ursula MacPherson, also extend their congratulations to Letterkenny man Jason Black on his achievement in successfully reaching the summit of Everest, via the North Ridge, earlier this week. Ursula also took the opportunity to pay tribute to Namgyal Sherpa, who she climbed with on Shishapangma, an 8,000 metre peak in Tibet. Namgyal died last week on the summit ridge of Everest, while descending from his 10th summit.A champion of protecting the Himalayan environment, a first class climber and guide for many seeking to achieve their dreams on Everest, Namgyal was a highly respected member of the Sherpa and climbing community.His death again emphasizes the commitment and risks that Sherpas make in supporting climbers of all nationalities, without which most modern day ascents would not be possible. Rest in Peace Namgyal. MOUNTAIN TEAM WHO CONQUERED EVEREST CELEBRATE 20TH ANNIVERSARY AT GARTAN was last modified: May 24th, 2013 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