17 Jan

GuySuCo threatens to cut water supply to 700 Crabwood Creek farmers

first_imgSome 700 farmers at Crabwood Creek, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) may be without access to water for their farm lands following threats by the state-run Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) to close the only water source those farmers have on Thursday.The Crabwood Creek Water Users Association (CWUA) has expressed concern that all of the farmers in the Upper Corentyne, Region Six community, could be out of water if the GuySuCo’s Skeldon Estate, goes ahead with a threat to cut water supply to the farmers.National Drainage and Irrigation Authority CEO Fredrick FlattsThe CWUA has its own water source which GuySuCo had threatened to close off.In a letter dated July 5, GuySuCo said “the dislocated pipe must be fixed on or before July 30th, failing which management will be forced to remove the pipe…”CWUA on June 22, 2016 had brought to the attention of the Estate Management that machinery belonging to the GuySuCo damaged the HDPE tube beneath the estate’s link canal which supplies the Crabwood Creek farmers with irrigation water from the Halcrow Conservancy.Guyana Times understands that the GuySuCo excavator which damaged the tube was carrying out “private” work.The Association says the excavator was not working for the famers; therefore they should not be made to suffer.The Water Users Association on Wednesday informed Chief Executive Officer of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority, Fredrick Flatts of the threats made by GuySuCo and the impact it will have on the community.The farmers who will be affected are both cash crop and rice farmers.Flatts has promised to intervene.last_img read more

12 Jan

Justice William Ramlall tipped for PCA chair

first_imgJustice William Ramlall has been tipped to be the new Chairman of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA), replacing retired Justice Cecil Kennard.President David Granger on Thursday wrote to Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo with intentions of appointing Justice William Ramlall to the said position.This appointment is expected to be made in accordance with Section 3 (1) of the Police Complaints Authority Act, Chapter 17:02.The retired High Court Judge acted in the said capacity for 16 years specialising in criminal and civil law, particularly in the areas of analysis and assessment of evidence, the writing of judgements and the interpretation of statutes, among other skills.Ramlall also led a successful private practice, also served as a Magistrate for several years in addition to a State Counsel in the Attorney General’s ChambersJustice William Ramlalland a teacher of Commercial Law.The retired Judge attended the University of Guyana, where he read for the Bachelor of Laws Part One before proceeding to the University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, where he completed Parts Two and Three.He is also the holder of a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School and was a part of several professional training programmes.Ramlall also attended a USAID sponsored programme on money laundering in Saint Lucia, a United Kingdom judicial studies board sponsored programmed in criminal and civil litigation, a USAID sponsored programme in mediation and dispute resolution and was trained in Commercial Court matters.last_img read more

12 Jan

Key pieces of legislation for oil and gas need to be reviewed – Minister…

first_imgWhile the country continues to pay keen attention to preparations for first oil in 2020, there are still some integral pieces of legislation that need to be reviewed and implemented to ensure that Guyana is ready for the oil boom.Natural Resources Minister Raphael TrotmanThis is according to Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman, who told the media on Thursday that there were two sets of legislation that have to be reviewed in order to prepare for the emerging oil and gas sector.The first is the Exploration and Production Act of 1986. A review of this Act was first announced last year by Head of the Department of Energy, Dr Mark Bynoe.“For the most part, the Exploration and Production Act has been reviewed. I know there are pending amendments to be confirmed and regulations for petroleum have also been reviewed by the Commonwealth Secretariat and its legal team. Those are with the Department of Energy,” Dr Bynoe noted.The Petroleum Act, among its many stipulations, speaks to licensing, cancellation of blocks, and to the conditions subject to which licences are granted.Furthermore, regulations for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and labour standards have also been completed and are also now with the Department of Energy.“That is something that I can say we had done before I handed over. So yes, legislation needs to be updated, but legislation as you would appreciate is something that has to constantly evolve. So even when you start production, you would see some loopholes or some situations that need to be addressed and these will have to be addressed,” Minister Trotman explained.He emphasised that although the Commonwealth Secretariat completed the redrafting of these pieces of legislation over a year ago, they may need to be updated.Guyana is now home to the world’s biggest new deep-water oil discovery. US oil giant ExxonMobil has been keen to push development of the oil reserves. Production could begin in 2020 with the production of some 500,000 barrels of oil a day.With more and more companies pushing to invest in the country’s burgeoning oil and gas sector, the Government is also moving to review its production sharing agreement.The Department of Energy has already developed a new template for the contracts, in light of the heavy criticisms it faced over the agreement it signed with principal explorer ExxonMobil.last_img read more

11 Jan

Around Whittier

first_imgROSEMEAD – A man riding a motorcycle was killed Wednesday in an accident involving a car on the westbound Pomona (60) Freeway in the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area, prompting the closure of westbound lanes, authorities said. The accident occurred on the 60 Freeway at Rosemead Boulevard around 1:45 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. Both the car and the motorcycle were in flames after the crash, and the motorcyclist, a man 35 to 40 years old, was killed, according to the CHP. A SigAlert was issued for all westbound lanes at 2:03a.m., said CHP Officer Alex Gonzales. Exactly how the crash occurred was not immediately determined. An investigation was under way, Gonzales said. Fundraiser set to benefit libraries PICO RIVERA – Friends of the Pico Rivera Libraries will host a fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. April 17 at Shakey’s Pizza Restaurant, 9290 Whittier Blvd. On that day, Shakey’s Pizza will donate 25 percent of all purchases, including take-out orders, to the Pico Rivera and Rivera libraries. For more information, call (562) 948-1141. Whittier rental space available WHITTIER – Rental space is available at the Special Activities Building, 7702 Washington Ave., for use by local social services agencies, city officials have announced. The current rent is about $1,500 per month. Agency representatives interested in viewing the office space should make an appointment with Dan Walker, facility supervisor, at (562) 464-3430. Agencies wishing to apply to rent the facility must submit by April 30 a letter of interest, mission statement, description of how the facility will be used, a board of directors list, current operating budget and proof of nonprofit status. Send the information to: Community Services Department, City of Whittier, 13230 Penn St., Whittier, CA 90602. Applications will be reviewed by the Social Services Commission, which will make a recommendation to City Council. For more information, call (562) 464-3360. Youth job fair set for April 28 LA HABRA – Residents 16 to 21 years old who are seeking summer jobs can meet with prospective employers at the annual summer youth job fair, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 28 at the La Habra Community Center, 101 W. La Habra Blvd. Attendees should bring a resume, dress appropriately and be prepared to interview. No jeans, T-shirts or polo shirts. Some employers represented at this year’s event include Kohl’s, Target, Costco, ACN Telecommunications and Knott’s Berry Farm. For more information, call (562) 905-7095. Americana to be slide show subject WHITTIER – Charles Phoenix, an Americana collector and author, will be featured at 5 p.m. April 29 in the Whittier Community Theatre, 7630 Washington Ave. Phoenix will present a slide presentation of Southern California as it was in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Tickets are $25 per person and are available at the Whittier Public Library, 7344 Washington Ave., and the Whittwood Branch Library, 10537 Santa Gertrudes Ave. For more information, call (562) 464-3450. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

10 Jan

Pogba exit rumours are lies, Mourinho

first_img0Shares0000Paul Pogba has been an integral cog in Manchester United’s machineLONDON, Feb 17 – Jose Mourinho has labelled speculation that Paul Pogba wants to leave Manchester United this summer as “lies”.United splashed out £90million to re-sign Pogba from Juventus 18 months ago, yet the French international has struggled to produce a consistent run of form, particularly over recent weeks. That has prompted reports that Pogba could be on his way out of Old Trafford at the end of the season, although when asked about the rumours, Mourinho angrily denied them.“I think you are nice with your words – because when you say lot of speculation you should say a lot of lies. Don’t be nice, be objective and say lies,” said Mourinho.“It’s a big lie that our relation is not good, it’s a big lie that we don’t communicate, a big lie that we don’t agree with his positions and his involvement in the dynamic of the team.“It’s easy and honest and objective to say Paul didn’t play well against Newcastle but some of the guys they are paid millions, don’t let people read things that are not true.“It’s my problem and Paul’s problem to improve his performance level, you don’t need to be a liar.”Rather than losing a midfielder, Mourinho’s focus in the summer is going to be boosting his options in the middle of the park, with Michael Carrick due to retire.“We need to sign a midfield player because we are going to lose Michael Carrick,” he added.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

27 Dec


first_imgBoth our Seniors and Reserves were defeated away to Malin at the weekend. In the first game, the reserves who were down a few regulars battled hard in the first half and went in at the break 2 points behind.An early second half goal meant the lads went into the lead but the stiff breeze aided Malins challenge and they managed to run out winners on a scoreline of 2-7 to 1-5. In the senior match 2 first half Malin goals left them in the driving seat at half time leading 2-3 to 0-2. Despite missing 4-5 regulars the lads battled hard and fought their way back into the game with a goal bringing them back to within a point of Malin. However Malin managed to get another score on the board and despite their best efforts the lads couldn’t reduce the margin and Malin ran out victors on a scoreline of 2-5 to 1-6. There are no games this weekend for either team.Good luck to David Walsh and Calum Gallagher as they are both part of the Donegal Senior Panel and Minor Panel who take on Cavan this Sunday in Breffni Park in the preliminary round of the Championship. Hard Luck to our u16’s who were defeated by Moville in the county semi-final on Friday last. They can now turn their focus to the championship.Well done to all the boys and girls involved in the u8’s who took part in their first ever blitz on Saturday. It was great to see the huge number of children out and we hope this can continue.The club are hosting a scrap Saturday this Saturday May 19th at Pairc Naomh Brid between 9am and 4pm. For collection of heavy items, old machinery etc or for more information contact Tony Walsh on 0862701856. Items include: Scrap cars, scrap steel, washing machines, gas cookers, copper, brass, stainless steel, aluminium, scaffolding, electric cables, lead acid batteries, old gates, old farm machinery, etc.GAA: NAOMH BRID GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: May 15th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: NAOMH BRID GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

25 Dec

Candidates clash in lively ‘West Wing’ debate

first_imgSunday night’s live episode of NBC’s “The West Wing,” featuring a Presidential debate between California Republican Senator Arnold Vinick (Alan Alda) and Texas Democratic Congressman Matt Santos (Jimmy Smits), didn’t, curiously enough, cover such hot-button topics as abortion or terrorism. Still, viewers may have learned more about governance and issues that serve as land mines for politicians than they did from all the empty posturing in last year’s actual Presidential debates. And certainly, voters throughout the political spectrum would probably have preferred the fantasy candidates of last night’s spectacle to the ones who actually ran for office in 2004. Moderated by Forrest Sawyer, who really does work for NBC News, the debate was, at Vinick’s request, a no-rules/no-holds-barred affair, with the men frequently and passionately squabbling and speaking over each other. While one got the sense that Vinick’s guileless pragmatism won the day over Santos’ impassioned idealism, it’s hard to imagine that any real politician would have been as straightforward and, well, unplugged as Vinick. Even before the episode aired, Boston University College Professor of History Tom Whalen issued a statement lauding the series for offering something “our current political process fails to provide: a serious, honest and no holds barred discussion of the issues that most affect our society. Unfortunately, the show is an exercise in wishful thinking. Major kudos to the makers of ‘West Wing’ for offering us a vision of a better and more civil political process.” Well, it may not have been “more civil” at one point, Sawyer scolded the candidates for their bickering. But, as written by Lawrence O’Donnell, Jr. (who also serves as an MSNBC political analyst and whose father worked in the Kennedy White House), it was more honest, with viewers getting a sense of the complex difficulties concerning such issues as education, health care and saving Africa from itself. In the show’s narrative, Santos needed the debate more than Vinick, and Santos’ big moment came with a stirring if familiar defense of the word “liberal.” Vinick, who single-mindedly preaches tax cuts in his campaign, was an old-school provocateur, declaring that the Head Start program “doesn’t work,” vowing to create no new jobs (“Entrepreneurs create jobs,” he explained) and declaring that the only way Africa can be saved was through, yes, tax cuts. He then convincingly sold that notion. At times, the debate truly appealed to policy wonks more than drama fans, though the ferocity of Smits’ and, particularly, Alda’s performances kept it riveting. The debate format, which largely took place on one set, wasn’t as technically tricky or ambitious as “ER’s” live episode a few years ago, so there wasn’t much difference between the live performances for East Coast and West Coast audiences. I detected but one noteworthy difference, due to a minor gaffe. On the East Coast, Vinick delivered a line about liberals “trying to alarm us with global warming theories,” which Santos promptly attacked. On the West Coast, Alda delivered the line as, “trying to alarm us with global warming,” to which Smits barked, “Theories?” even though Vinnick had not yet dismissed global warming as a theory. There was a little stumbling, and Smits laughed at the mistake, but was able to make it appear to be Santos’ incredulity at Vinick’s statement. David Kronke,(818) 713-3638 david.kronke@dailynews.com AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

24 Dec

Women’s Tennis Falls To Wichita State, 5-0

first_img at UMKC 3/31/2019 – 12 P.M. Story Links Next Game: The shorthanded Bulldogs were unable to register a point in the match despite Carmen Palumbo nearly winning at No. 2 singles before falling 4-6, 6-3, 10-4 to WSU’s Esther Thebault. The Shockers registered straight-set wins in the other three contested singles matches after picking up the doubles point. The Drake University women’s tennis team was defeated by Wichita State, 5-0, in a neutral-site match at the Overland Park Racquet Club. Box Score (HTML) Previewcenter_img Full Schedule Roster The Bulldogs continue their season Sunday in Kansas City when they take on UMKC at noon. Wichita State 5, Drake 0Mar 30, 2019 at Overland Park, Kan. Singles competition1. Sandra Honigova (WSU) def. Liza Petushkova (DU) 7-5, 6-22. Esther Thebault (WSU) def. Carmen Palumbo (DU) 4-6, 6-3, 10-43. Alexandra Lazarova (WSU) def. Daria Walczak (DU) 6-1, 6-24. Lingwei Kong (WSU) def. Sophia Haleas (DU) 6-4, 6-2 Doubles competition1. Sandra Honigova/Marta Bellucco (WSU) def. Daria Walczak/Carmen Palumbo (DU) 6-42. Lingwei Kong/Ting-Ya Hsu (WSU) def. Liza Petushkova/Megan Webb (DU) 6-4 Match NotesWichita State 10-8Drake 6-11 Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

24 Dec


first_imgPeople rush to the scene of the helicopter crash at the Glasgow pub.LATEST: Dozens have people have been injured after a police helicopter crashed into the roof of a busy pub in Glasgow City Centre.People at the scene say there are people still trapped in the venue and emergency services have been dragging customers out of the premises.There are reports of nine people being treated in hospital for serious injuries with other reports of at least three fatalities. Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond had tweeted that the country should prepare itself for fatalities.The aircraft hit The Clutha on Stockwell Street, which faces onto the river Clyde.The bar is very popular with Donegal people living and visiting the city.Reports say around 200 people have been taken to a nearby Holiday Inn for treatment. The emergency services have also been trying to get onto the roof to get access into the pub. Two police officers and a civilian pilot were in the chopper.A picture posted on social media clearly shows it was a Police Helicopter, with a distinct logo on the sign.The bar is popular with Celtic fans.Grace MacLean who was inside the pub described the roof coming in.“There was not a bang that I heard anyway, the roof gradually caved in,” she told Sky News. “There were a few jokes about the band bringing the house down and then there was this dust and I was choking on the dust.“We ran outside and the roof was coming down more. I don’t think the helicopter slammed into the roof.”Claire Morris, who lives near the Clutha bar, told BBC News: ‘We heard this bang. We didn’t really know what had happened and then we heard people coming out and screaming.”Labour MP Jim Murphy was driving nearby when he saw the aftermath. His voice shaking with emotion, Mr Murphy told Sky News that the scene was “absolutely dreadful.”He had gone to help evacuate the injured and his shirt was covered in blood.“Someone told me a helicopter crashed into the pub and as I was there everyone was working hard because we thought there might be an explosion,” he said.Another local MP Anas Sarwar urged anyone who was able to leave the pub to call loved ones to let them know they are ok.Irishman Brendan Riordan, who was in the pub, told the BBC that there were many people injured.BREAKING NEWS: CHAOS AS HELICOPTER CRASHES INTO GLASGOW PUB was last modified: November 30th, 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)Tags:crashdonegalGlasgowhelicopterTHE CLUATHA BARlast_img read more

24 Dec


first_imgBY EMMET RUSHE: The low fat craze is something that was a bit of a slow starter.It originally began in the 70’s from studies on cholesterol and heart health in which they mistakenly proved a cause and correlation between dietary fat and heart attacks.It wasn’t until March 1984 when ‘Time Magazine’ ran a cover entitled ‘Cholesterol and now the bad news’ , that the public caught onto the notion that fat was bad for your health. The sub headline of the article was ‘Cholesterol is proved deadly, and our diet may never be the same’.I wonder if the author of the article knew at the time how right that paragraph would be.For the next two decades, the low fat craze took off like a steam train on overdrive.Every shop and supermarket you went into was selling some sort of fat-free produce. Diet companies were started with their whole mantra based on low fat eating.The premise for low fat diets seemed like a simple one; eat less fat and you will lose fat; what could be simpler than that?However, when we look at the statistics that came out of the 80’s regarding the low fat diet we see a different story altogether.‘During the fat-free era, fat consumption decreased by 33 percent and obesity increased by 11 percent’.If we look at the low fat and fat-free diet era as a whole, what we have actually ended up with is an obesity epidemic. When it comes to diet and nutrition, fat is a nutrient that has been stigmatized as something that you should avoid.For years you have been told that if you want to lose weight, you have to eat low-fat foods or avoid fat all together.This may seem like a good idea, but if you eliminate fat from your diet you will deprive your body of essential nutrients that your body needs to be healthy.Instead of eliminating fat from your diet, it is better to eliminate certain types of fat and include others. Trans-fats are found in food like chips, margarine, crackers, biscuits, snack foods, fast foods and processed foods.Trans-fats are worse for cholesterol levels than saturated fats because trans-fats raise bad cholesterol and lower good cholesterol at the same time.The way to spot them on products is to look out for partially hydrogenated fats and hydrogenated fats on the ingredients list.The truth of the matter is that eating fat can actually help you to burn stored body fat.Nutritionist Alan Aragon M.S says:“Research shows that the fat in meat and milk (a saturated fat known as stearic acid) is actually good for you’Also, omega-3 fatty acids (which are commonly found in fish) can do everything from decrease blood pressure and inflammation, to improve bone health and help you lose weight.In contrast, trans fats, which are industrially produced and lurk under names like “partially hydrogenated vegetable oil,” will wreak havoc on your body.So what types of fat can we eat and are actually good for our health?(It is important to remember that this will work best if your diet is made up of whole foods rather than processed foods.)Foods like;Oily fish or omega 3 supplements (2-4 times per week), extra virgin olive oil, flax seeds, nuts (not peanuts), nut butters (almond, cashew), seeds, avocados, coconut oil, steak, minced steak, milk, cheese, Greek yoghurt, cottage cheese.These are a few choice sources of fat that you can include in your diet that, taken in moderation, can help improve a number of health issues in the body and may also help lose some stored body fat.The next issue of ‘Time Magazine’ is due out on the 23rd of June.On the cover is a picture of a spiral of butter and the heading is ‘Ending the War on Fat’#TrainSmartIf you have any question on this article or for getting a tailored program to help you reach your weight loss/weight gain goals, please contact me through the link below.https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Personal-Training-and-Performance/120518884715118* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and PerformanceEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: WILL EATING FAT MAKE YOU FAT? was last modified: June 16th, 2014 by John2Share 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:cholestrolEating fatemmet rusheFatlosing weightobesitytrans-fatslast_img read more