Many sections without reflectors

first_imgEBD Road expansion worksAs the long-delayed East Bank Demerara (EBD) Road expansion project continues, many commuters have registered their concern over the lack of safety measures, since many sections of the roadway are unlit and without the adequate quota of reflectors. This has posed a major challenge for night drivers.Part of the road at the village of Herstelling in the vicinity of the Kamboat Restaurant and Buddy’s Housing Scheme, was described as a “blind” section, given the way in which the road was angled. Reports are that this specific section has led to a few minor vehicular collisions.Guyana Times understands that it was the responsibility of the road construction company to install reflectors on completed sections of the road, as well as traffic diversion zones. The delayed completion of the road has been significantly contributing to traffic congestion. The matter has gained the attention of the Guyana Police Force, which has responsibility for traffic control in the country.In an interview with this newspaper on Thursday, Traffic Chief Deon Moore explained that several recommendations had been issued by Police to the construction company, but he observed that these recommendations were seemingly going unheeded.“It seems that they [aren’t listening] to the recommendations as they are more concerned with the [Public Infrastructure] Ministry,” he explained.When questioned about the state of dialogue the Traffic Department has with the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Moore indicated that their concerns could only be alleviated if recommendations were taken on board.“We normally have monthly meetings with them and from then, those concerns will be heeded,” Moore posited, adding that implementation of recommendations “are still a work in progress.”Responding to the occurrence of minor accidents in the area, Moore posited that Police were always concerned by such.“It is always a concern for us to ensure the roads are safe,” he noted.On Thursday, Guyana Times sought to ascertain from the Public Infrastructure Ministry what were its recommendations on installing reflectors on medians and other areas, but Minister David Patterson has not yet responded.In May, Patterson had updated the public on the four-lane expansion project. He had committed that the project was set for completion by the end of August. However, works were still ongoing between Providence and Herstelling.Minister Patterson had expressed that the expansion would not only serve to provide additional space, but also would significantly cut down on travel time, allow a smoother flow of vehicular traffic, and most importantly, reduce accidents along the East Bank Demerara corridor.Only a few days ago, Dhanraj Datturam, 51, of Lot 146 Marshon Street, Annandale, East Coast Demerara, lost his life in a two-lorry smash-up at Providence on the East Bank. Another man was injured in the fatal accident.last_img read more

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Businessman arrested for possession of unlicensed firearm, live rounds

first_imgA 50-year-old businessman, who hails from Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara (WBD), was arrested after he was caught with an unlicensed firearm and a magazine that contained eight live rounds of ammunition in his vehicle on Sunday morning.A cutlass and a large piece of round wood were also found in his possession at the time of his arrest.Reports are that Police Officers were in search of the businessman in relation to a report made by a butcher, who claimed that the man had threatened to shoot him.The businessman was driving his car in the vicinity of the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station and Stelling area when he was stopped and told of the allegation by the butcher.However, he remained silent, and after officers requested to search his vehicle, he agreed.The black handgun with the magazine containing eight live rounds was discovered on the floor of the car.Guyana Times understands that when the businessman was asked to produce his firearm licence for the weapon he had in his possession, he told the Police ranks that he did not have one.He reportedly gave explanations for the cutlass and suspicious piece of wood he had in his car.The businessman was immediately arrested and taken to the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station where he was presently refusing to assist the Police in the investigations.A serial number for the firearm in question could not be found. Investigations are presently on-going into the matter of the alleged threat to the butcher as well as the gun and ammunition found in the car.last_img read more

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Clippers hoping sun doesn’t set on the season

first_img“I can’t ask him that,” Cassell said. “He’s going to do what’s best for his ball club. We’re all friends. We still got to take care of our business. We got a big game in Phoenix, and if we come out with the same kind of effort again in the first half (as in the Sacramento loss), we’ll get our (butts) whipped again.” Elton Brand even said he wouldn’t be offended if the Mavs mail in the game. “They handled their business all season,” he said. “If they want to rest guys, those guys deserve a rest. We didn’t deserve a rest.” It appears that the Mavs are leaning toward resting players, although there has been no official word. Mavs star Dirk Nowitzki told reporters, “I don’t know if we’re going to play everybody. Obviously, this game means a lot more to them than to us.” Both the Clippers and Warriors also play on Wednesday, with the Clippers hosting New Orleans and the Warriors hosting Portland. But those games should be automatic wins for the home teams, if a playoff berth is at stake. Of course, that “Automatic Win Theory” did not happen Sunday, when the Clippers hosted Sacramento. “We still have to win two games and rely on somebody else,” Clippers center Chris Kaman said. Also: Cuttino Mobley is questionable for tonight’s game, after straining his calf in the fourth quarter of the Clippers’ loss to Sacramento. He did not practice on Monday, but neither did his team, which focused on film and its game plan against Phoenix. joe.stevens@presstelegram.com (562) 499-1338160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Clippers’ collective morale was devastated Sunday when they lost to the Sacramento Kings and lost control of their playoff destiny. So Monday, they tried to regroup by flying to Phoenix and looking at film. Tonight, the Clippers could be eliminated from the playoff race should they lose to the Suns and if Golden State beats visiting Dallas. The good news for the Clippers is the Suns played in Houston on Monday night and are locked in as the No. 2 seed in the Western Conference. This will be the Suns’ final game of the season, and there appears to be little motivation for them to win, other than pride on Fan Appreciation Night and to head into the playoffs with a victory. However, Suns coach Mike D’Antoni told the East Valley Tribune that “We’re going to try to win,” instead of rest players. In Golden State, Dallas is locked in as the No. 1 seed, but could be motivated to beat the Warriors. The Bay Area team is 2-0 against the Mavericks this season and is the only squad in the NBA with a winning record against them. The Clippers and Warriors are battling for the No. 8 seed and a playoff date with Dallas, so the Mavs may be motivated to try and knock out the Warriors. At least, that’s what the Clippers desire. “I am hopeful that Dallas plays a great game and gets a win,” coach Mike Dunleavy said. “I hope they are at full strength. I am not the one pulling the trigger on that.” No, that’s Dallas coach Avery Johnson. And although Sam Cassell is a close friend of the Little General, he has no plans of calling and pleading with him to make sure the Mavs play their All-Stars. last_img read more

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United Way Golf Tournament Raises Over $45,000

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – The United Way Charity Golf Tournament was a phenomenal success yesterday afternoon at the Lone Wolf Golf Club in Taylor.Niki Hedges with the United Way of Northern BC says that the tournament raised a net amount of just over $45,000 that will go towards helping a variety of people in need in the Fort St. John area. Hedges says that the full house of 144 participants in this year’s tournament were all incredibly happy, despite the torrential downpours that occurred on several occasions during the round of golf. Though no one managed to sink a hole-in-one, several balls made it very close to the cup.The United Way extends thanks to all of their sponsors for helping to make the event successful, as well as to the participants. The UWNBC’s next event will be the Fire Truck Pull, which is slated for September.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Chapa Dimba All-Star team to play in Spain

first_img“We are very excited to be bringing on board LaLiga to add to the already existing partnership we have with FKF for this second season of Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom,” said Charles Kare, Acting Director, Consumer Business Unit, Safaricom“As you know LaLiga is home to some of the best footballers in the world including five-time world player of year Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Antoine Griezmann and Luka Modric. The all-star team selected will get a chance to attend a 10 day the training camp in Spain and will also play a few friendly games against the world’s best Spanish LaLiga academies,” he added.LaLiga Global Head Marketing and Partnership Gregory Bolle (Left), in company of Football Kenya Federation Chairman Nick Mwendwa and Safaricom Director Financial Services Sitoyo Lopokoiyit, vibrantly share their enthusiasm in celebration of the official launch of the Chapa Dimba na Safaricom Season 2.Just like the first season, the tournament will target talented male and female youth aged between 16 and 20 with an aim of developing grassroots football, scouting for talent and propelling gifted players to the national limelight.“When we launched the first edition of Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom, we promised to offer young, gifted footballers a platform to showcase their talent. We kept our promise with 13 players from season one getting the chance to join under-20 national team,” FKF President Nick Mwendwa said.“Several players have also been signed up by the local top leagues for both men and women. We are looking forward to unearthing even more talent in season two.”Over 1,500 teams took part in the first season of the tournament whose final was held at the Bukhungu stadium in Kakamega.Plateau Queens defender Mercy Airo (In Red) takes a header in defense of the lethal strike moves of Maxmilla Rohbi of Beijing Raiders (in Green) during the Chapa Dimba na Safaricom Season 2 launch games at Woodly Grounds in Kibera. The defending champions of Chapa Dimba, Plateau Queens lost 2-0 to Beijing Raiders.The launch of the second season was marked with friendly matches involving reigning Champions, Kapenguria Heroes and Plateau Queens who played Nairobi region champions Gor Mahia Youth FC and Beijing Raiders.“If the talent on show today is anything to go by, then LaLiga certified coaches will be in for a tough time selecting the all-star team that will travel to Spain. We are really excited about this partnership with a leading brand such as Safaricom and we look forward to hosting the young boys and girls who will have been chosen,” said Gregory Bolle, Head of Global Partnerships and Marketing, LaLiga.Registration for tournament will close on 30th September with group games being played countrywide from October 2018. Registration forms are available via the Website (http://chapadimba.safaricom.co.ke/) and from all Safaricom shops and local FKF offices.The top regional teams will qualify for the national finals where the winners in both the men and women categories will walk away with KES 1 Million.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kapenguria Heros’ Kennedy Wesonga (in Blue) showcases excellent control skills against his opponents during the Chapa Dimba na Safaricom Season 2 launch games at Woodly Grounds in Kibera. Chapa Dimba season one defending champions Kapenguria Heros held their heads high with a 1-0 victory against Gor Mahia Youth.NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 15 – An All-Star team will be selected during the Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom season 2 to earn a lifetime opportunity to play a top senior team in the Spanish La Liga.The partnership between Safaricom and LaLiga involves a scouting program that will see certified LaLiga coaches travel to Kenya to search for talented players, both boys and girls, who will make up an all-star team.last_img read more

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Celtic to replay controversial ‘Club World Cup’ final

first_img1 Argentina’s Racing Club are planning to face Celtic in two special fixtures in the summer of 2017 to mark the 50th anniversary of the notorious 1967 Intercontinental Cup final (see the video below).The Celts were on the losing end in the original clashes, staged between the European Cup and Copa Libertadores holders, and were also on the end of some brutal treatment from the South American champions.After home and away legs staged on both continents failed to produce a winner, a third fixture was held in Uruguay’s cpaital, which would be dubbed the ‘Battle of Montevideo’ due to its ill-tempered nature.Six players (two from Racing Club and four from Celtic) were sent off, with sword-wielding police having to intervene on occasions when referee Rodolfo Perez Osorio lost control – which was often.The final score was 1-0 to Racing, but the match lived longer in the memory for its violence.Let’s hope the 2017 matches are somewhat friendlier. Celtic and Racing Club will meet to mark the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Montevideo last_img read more

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Bryant shoots for top billing

first_img As legend has it, Mikan was greeted by his teammates before the game asking if they should wait in the locker room while he played one on five as advertised. A half-century later, after two transcendent games over the weekend, Kobe Bryant might deserve similar billing on the big board next to Staples Center and the 110 Freeway. As Lakers coach Phil Jackson put it after Saturday’s game, “We’re getting immune to his heroics at times.” Added Bryant: “Phil asked me with two minutes to go in the game (Saturday), he asked me if I needed a breather, just being funny. I said, `Coach, I’ve been shooting all jumpshots tonight. I’m not even tired.”‘ With his 45-point game against Memphis before the suspension, Bryant became the first player since Michael Jordan in 1990 to score 45 points or more in three consecutive games. The Indiana Pacers will get their crack at Bryant tonight, a game for which they sorely could use the suspended Ron Artest as a defensive stopper. The Pacers, who came into Sunday as one of the NBA’s top five defensive teams, could start out Stephen Jackson on Bryant. It is still a team game, but Bryant has accounted for nearly one-third of the Lakers’ scoring this season and remains on pace to become only the second player in the past 30 years (Jordan is the other) to take more than 2,100 shots in a season. “We know we’re going to have players step up and make big contributions,” Bryant said. “We’re not going to think about this as being a long-haul thing. We’re just going to take it game by game.” Bryant went 19 of 29 in Friday’s game and 17 of 41 Saturday, connecting on a combined 14-of-22 3-pointers in the two games. He moved from the backcourt to the wing in the triangle offense this season and has seized on the opportunity to be a scorer. The Clippers finally got the ball out of his hands in the fourth quarter, but only after committing Chris Wilcox or Elton Brand to double Bryant at the very start of possessions, leaving forward Brian Cook open for a 3-pointer and long jumper. “It’s just a matter of me stepping back into that zone,” Bryant said. “I’m just being aggressive, just attacking these guys, and us as a team, we’re doing a good job spacing. “And (Lamar Odom’s) doing an excellent job facilitating the offense. He takes a lot of pressure off me, where I don’t have to concern myself with playmaking because that’s what he does.” Odom, in particular, was effusive in his praise of Bryant. When Odom couldn’t stop Clippers forward Cuttino Mobley in the third quarter, Bryant went on his scoring barrage and kept the Lakers in a game they trailed by as many as 13. “I felt like him catching on fire like that, like he got my back,” Odom said, later adding, “He wills himself to victory. That’ll rub off on all of us.” Cook, meanwhile, was asked if he thought Bryant had affirmed his status at the NBA’s premier player. “He’s carried us a lot this season,” Cook said. “He gets the job done every night.” Ross Siler, (818) 713-3610 ross.siler@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! On the first page of the Lakers media guide this season, as part of a tribute to George Mikan, is a photograph of the marquee that greeted pro basketball’s then-biggest star when Mikan arrived Madison Square Garden for a game in December 1949. It read: WED BASKETBALL GEO MIKAN V/S KNICKS. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Bryant went ballistic in his return from a two-game suspension, following up a 48-point game against Philadelphia with a 50-point game against the Clippers. The 98 points were the most Bryant ever has scored in consecutive games in his career. And Bryant might topped it all with his explanation of the off-balance bank shot he hit with 11.4 seconds left Saturday night to beat the Clippers. “That’s H-O-R-S-E,” Bryant said. “Like when you’re a kid, you just play H-O-R-S-E in the backyard and you throw up all kinds of (stuff) and see if it sticks.” Bryant had 40 points in the second half against the Clippers, including the first 11 of the fourth quarter, and laid claim to the NBA scoring crown over the weekend. He has scored 40 points or more in nine games and is averaging 33.7 points this season. He set one franchise record by hitting seven 3-pointers without a miss against the 76ers and nearly set another with his 40-point second half against the Clippers. Bryant had 42 points in a half against Washington on March 28, 2003. last_img
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HUGE PAKISTAN EARTHQUAKE RECORDED IN DONEGAL

first_imgOne of the strongest earthquakes to occur in the world this year has been recorded by a seismometer in Co Donegal.The quake in Pakistan was felt throughout Ireland, according to the Irish National Seismic Network (INSN).Tom Blake, INSN Director confirmed that a earthquake measuring 7.8 magnitude struck at 12.29PM (Irish time) today (Tuesday, 24 September 2013), 145 miles southeast of Dalbandin in Pakistan’s western province of Balochistan. “This potentially damaging earthquake occurred in a remote region of Pakistan but was felt throughout the region, as far away as New Delhi in India,” stated Mr. Blake, who is also Head of the National Data Centre at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS).The earthquake was also recorded by INSN seismometers at Inch in Donegal as well as Dublin, Kerry, Wexford and Galway.Mr. Blake explained that seismometers are so sensitive that they can easily pick up strong seismic activity on the other side of the world.“The Earth is a dynamic planet and susceptible to behaving in a more elastic fashion that one might think. An earthquake has the same effect on the Earth as a pebble does when dropped into a pool,” he added. The DIAS began modern seismic recordings in 1978. The Irish National Seismic Network (INSN) now features six permanent stations in Dublin, Kerry, Galway, Donegal and Wexford. 2013 marks 20 years since the beginning of digital seismic recording of the INSN. For more see www.dias.ie.  HUGE PAKISTAN EARTHQUAKE RECORDED IN DONEGAL was last modified: September 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) Tags:donegalearthquakeInchPakistanlast_img read more

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TIGHT SECURITY AS MEN APPEAR IN COURT FOLLOWING VICIOUS ATTACK

first_imgThere will be tight security at Letterkenny Courthouse this morning when two men appear in court after a vicious attack on another man in the Long Lane area of the town.The victim, named locally as Dermot Kildea, received a serious head injury after the attack at Glenard Park on Friday night.Mr Kildea, 41, is originally believed to be from Manorcunningham but had moved to Letterkenny. Donegaldaily.com understands that there had been a number of altercations between rival factions in the area in recent weeks.Mr Kildea was found unconscious on the ground outside a house at Glenard Park after being attacked with a number of weapons.There is an allegation that a slash-hook was used in the attack.Gardai backed up by members of the Armed Regional Response Unit swooped on the area and arrested two men. Three houses were also raided and a number of makeshift weapons recovered.Garda Supt Vincent O’Brien of Letterkenny Garda station said “This was a very serious assault which resulted in one man receiving a very serious head injury.“A number of potential weapons including batons, baseball bats, legs of tables and hockey sticks were recovered in follow-up operations,” he said.Mr Kildea was rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital where he was put into an induced coma and received 22 stitches to a head wound.However he is expected to make a full recovery. Letterkenny Lord Mayor Gerry McMonagle said this was now a serious escalation of the trouble in the area.“It is no secret that this area has had its troubles and that has always been down to a small minority of people.“Most of the people living around this area have nothing to do with this kind of thing and are busy trying to make a life for themselves.“I have worked locally in the area and I have seen different situations at times involving violence. “But I would have to say this is certainly an escalation of the problems when you see weapons like this used.“It is a very worrying development which has led to one man being left in intensive care,” he said.Two men aged 31 and 37 were arrested under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act and will appear in court this morning.TIGHT SECURITY AS MEN APPEAR IN COURT FOLLOWING VICIOUS ATTACK was last modified: February 20th, 2012 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:attackGarda Supt Vincent O’BrienGlenard ParkLetterkenny District CourtLord Mayor Gerry McMonaglelast_img read more

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EIRCOM TO WORK EXTRA HOURS TO FIX DONEGAL FAULTS

first_imgEIRCOM says extra crews are working this weekend to re-connect hundreds of Donegal customers who lost their lines in recent gales.In response to the continued severe weather forecasts from Met Éireann in the coming days, eircom says it will have 300 crews working through the weekend, as well as a full complement of resources working Monday, 23rd December and Christmas Eve to ensure that as many existing faults and anticipated faults can be repaired before Christmas.Weather conditions remain very difficult especially in exposed and upland areas but eircom says it wants to assure customers that is doing everything it can to restore service to customers as quickly as possible. All available technicians have been diverted onto fault repairs until Christmas. Recent high winds and lightning earlier this week have caused widespread structural damage to eircom polls and cables as well as customer’s in-home wiring. There are currently over 5,800 reported faults, on foot of the severe weather since last weekend. Both broadband and telephone services are impacted.eircom crews continue to work nationwide to reach customers without service. Yesterday more than 1,700 customers had service restored and 8,700 faults have been repaired this week.Network damage is widespread but southern, western and northwestern counties are worst affected including Galway, Mayo, Sligo and Donegal.We are making every possible effort to restore service to customers who are currently experiencing a disruption to their telephone and broadband service. Customers are reminded, where possible, to log faults on the “Log a Fault” section of our website www.eircom.ie/logafault or through our automated customer service line 1901. Faults can be reported to either service 24 hours a day, seven days week. EIRCOM TO WORK EXTRA HOURS TO FIX DONEGAL FAULTS was last modified: December 20th, 2013 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:donegalEircomfaultslast_img read more

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