Carifesta Ave, Railway Embankment closed for 3 days

first_imgThe Public Infrastructure Ministry has announced that Carifesta Avenue and the Railway Embankment, from Turkeyen to Ogle, East Coast Demerara, will be closed to vehicular traffic for three days.According to an advisory from the Ministry, the closure is effective from today.Cariesta Avenue is being closed to facilitate asphalt work along the roadway, which has been undergoing facelift works for the past few weeks. The works are being done under the ‘Urban renewal on Carifesta Avenue: Avenue of the Caribbean’ project and is divided into two parts. One aspect of the project will tackle lighting while the second will deal with civil works.The $138 million project will see the road widening to the north and the creation of sidewalks along the road. In addition, there will be a median installed in the middle of the road to separate the southern and northern carriageway.These works are among major plans put in place to welcome regional leaders for the Caribbean Community (Caricom) Heads of Government Summit, which Guyana is co-hosting next week.One such plan is the renaming of Carifesta Avenue, which runs from the head of Vlissengen Road at the Kitty Pump Station all the way to Camp Street. According to sources from the Public Infrastructure Ministry, the new name of the road will be ‘Avenue of the Caribbean’.Moreover, Guyana Times was told that to commemorate the upcoming Caricom summit, plans are afoot to install flags of all the Caricom Member States on the median that will be placed along the road.On the other hand, as it relates to the closure of the Railway Embankment, between the Eugene F Correia Airport Access Road and UG Access Road, this is to also facilitate face lift works along the road which the regional heads will be using upon their arrival in Guyana.The Public Infrastructure Ministry is urging road users to use alternative bypasses for this period. Persons are also asked to pay close attention to all caution and directional signs in the area.The 37th Regular Meeting of the Conference will be held from July 4-6, under the Chairmanship of the Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and will be co-hosted by the Caricom Secretariat and the Government of Guyana.Guyana agreed to co-host the meeting after Dominica pulled out. The Caribbean island suffered significant damage after Tropical Storm Erika battered it for five hours in August 2015.According to the Rotation Schedule for the Chairmanship of the Conference, Guyana will assume Chairmanship from January 1 to June 30, 2017.last_img read more

Three men face charges for home invasions in Peace River

first_imgMeanwhile, 45 year-old Scott Douglas Nixon remains at large. He faces numerous charges, including: Robbery with a firearm, forcible confinement, disguise with intent and uttering threats. Nixon has a Canada Wide warrant outstanding for his arrest. Nixon is described as 5 feet, 9 inches in height, 160 pounds, red hair and green eyes.Investigators continue to investigate the April 1st occurrence and are asking anyone with information relating to any of these events to contact Peace River RCMP at 780-624-6677 or Crime Stoppers, toll free at 1-800-222-8477. After a five month investigation into several home invasions, police from the Peace River RCMP know the identities of some of the offenders.Earlier this year, the RCMP received complaints of home invasions by individuals posing as either police officers or gas service technicians.An investigation was conducted by the RCMP Peace River with assistance from the RCMP Edmonton General Investigation Section, the Beaverlodge RCMP, the Grande Prairie and Peace River Forensic Identification Sections, the Grimshaw RCMP and the local RCMP Police Dog Section.- Advertisement -Now, three men are facing a total of 15 Criminal Code charges.Forty-nine year-old John Stewart Robertson of Beaver Lodge is charged with robbery with a firearm, forcible confinement and disguise with intent. He was scheduled for a court hearing on Monday.Fifty-four year-old Gilbert Leo Setz of Peace River is charged with two counts of robbery with a firearm, three counts of forcible confinement, disguise with intent, uttering threats and possession of a police scanner. Setz was released by the Edmonton Hearing Office on a $1,000 cash bail recognizance. Setz was scheduled for a court hearing on Monday.Advertisementlast_img read more

Arsenal 1-3 Monaco: Ex-Tottenham star stuns dismal Gunners

first_img Monaco striker Dimitar Berbatov celebrates scoring against Arsenal 1 Arsenal’s Champions League hopes hang by a thread after former Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov came back to haunt the Gunners in a dismal night at the Emirates Stadium.The ex-Spurs star enjoyed his return to north London as Monaco ran out 3-1 winners in the first leg of their last-16 tie, while boos rang out from the stands at the final whistle following a shocking defensive performance from the hosts.Monaco were the team everyone wanted in the last-16 draw, and it seemed Arsene Wenger’s side would have the easiest task of the three English teams left in the competition to progress to the quarter-finals.But the French outfit, who finished top of their group, shocked the hosts with a clinical counter-attacking performance, with Geoffrey Kondogbia opening the scoring shortly before half-time with a deflected strike.The midfielder was given far too much space and time by Arsenal’s back-four before letting fly from long-range, with his effort ricocheting off Per Mertesacker on its way past a rooted David Ospina.If the hosts’ defence was caught napping for the first goal, they went completely AWOL for the second, as another lapse allowed the visitors to double their lead in the second-half.Arsenal had gone close straight from the re-start with Olivier Giroud firing wide after a dazzling run from Alexis Sanchez, but they were left utterly hopeless on the break, with French youngster Anthony Martial surging forward before slipping a pass to Berbatov who finished off the move with a thumping strike.The Gunners had chances to reduce the deficit but seemed to lack concentration, as Giroud fired over the bar with an empty net at his mercy, while substitute Theo Walcott saw a shot saved and then inadvertently blocked team-mate Danny Welbeck’s follow-up.Monaco then began to toy with the hosts’ defence but wasted some really decent chances to add to their lead, with winger Yannick Ferreira-Carrassco firing wide when he could have squared to a team-mate to tap into an open goal.And, out of nowhere, it seemed substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had restored some hope for Arsenal with a superb 90th minute strike; the England winger curling a shot into the top corner from outside the box.It was a moment of magic from the forward, but the high from his strike lasted no longer than three minutes as, after their defence was pulled apart once again, Ferreira Carrasco added Monaco’s third in stoppage-time to leave the Gunners’ European chances in tatters.Meanwhile, a classy long-range hit from Hakan Calhanoglu handed Bayer Leverkusen the initiative in their last-16 tie with Atletico Madrid, with the Bundesliga side beating last season’s finalists 1-0 in Germany.last_img read more

Forget about Tottenham! Former West Brom striker tells Berahino to stick with Baggies

first_imgSaido Berahino has been warned against leaving West Brom for Tottenham this summer.The 22-year-old striker is reportedly on Spurs’ radar and Salomon Rondon’s arrival at the Hawthorns has fuelled speculation he is heading for White Hart Lane.But former Baggies hitman Kevin Campbell has told Berahino he should reject any advances from the north London club and remain with West Brom for the immediate future.“He could be a success at Tottenham but a lot of these young players tend to move a bit too quickly,” said Campbell, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“He is playing in a Premier League side, he is getting games and experience is everything.“He is only young so the more you play and the more you experience, then maybe later on in your career, two, three years down the line, if he wants to move then it is fine because he will be established.”last_img read more

Bus line extension

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re “Just shelve it” (Your Opinions, Dec. 27): Responding to Dana Gabbard, regarding the Orange Line extension to Burbank Airport, Burbank Airport operates seven days a week, 16 hours a day as would the Orange Line extension. The Burbank bus uses a different route and runs only on weekday peak hours. An extended Orange Line will use city streets just like the Woodland Hills end of the Orange Line and the MTA Rapid buses all over the region. NIMBYs? So far the only objection to the project has come from Gabbard. This project would link an airport, a Metrolink and Amtrak station and the Red Line subway with the south and southwestern San Fernando Valley. It’s one low-cost solution to our mobility problems. It joins up existing systems. It’s the sort of solution we need. Paul Dyson Member Burbank Transportation Commission 14th Amendment test Re “The birthright fight” (Editorial, Dec. 29): It seems the Daily News and a growing number of nail-biters don’t want the 14th Amendment tested. The time is now. The issue of citizenship of children born of freed slaves has come and gone. We do not need to make citizens of babies born to illegal mothers (and fathers). Why do you think there is such a turnover of farmworkers who discover that with just one welfare baby they can leave the fields and go into drywalling, cement pouring, and various aspects of the restaurant business, no questions asked? These babies open the magic door to all kinds of goodies. Why else do you think taxpayer-funded immigration outreach offices exist? Barbara Mark Valencia Disposable workers Re “Pension cuts ruin dreams, change lives” (Business, Dec. 26): I always thought that a pension plan was a contract between employee and employer. The employee usually has to sign up to take part in the plan. Doesn’t this constitute a contract? Let these companies treat their contracts with other companies the same way and see how long they are in business. It’s also strange to me that companies are treating their most important assets, employees, as so much disposable paper. Use until no longer needed, then throw away. It’s no wonder that there is no longer any pride in workmanship or satisfaction in a job well done. It doesn’t pay. Irving Leemon Northridge Necessary testing Re “U.S. tested for radiation at domestic Muslim sites” (Dec. 24): Muslims need not be angry or annoyed about this matter. This necessary testing is done for the good of all Americans including Muslims. After all, the threat of dirty bombs comes only from Muslim extremists – not from Buddhists, Hindus or Jews. Hence, Muslims are targeted not simply for being Muslims, as the spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, Ibrahim Hooper claims, but because of al-Qaida sympathizers that may be living among Muslims. Aprim K. Abraham North Hills We are accused Re “What lost rights?” (Your Opinions, Dec. 29): I will answer the last words of Frank Arenson’s last sentence, “disagree with my government.” This administration has accused anyone of being anti-American if we do not agree with its policies and the War on Terror and with that mind-set on their part, we are losing our freedom and right to express our opinion. Nina Trotta-Sutton Simi Valley Keep donkeys at bay Re “Portfolio” Cartoon, Dec. 29): You know that the poor do not pay income taxes. Wealthiest people such as Sen. Ted Kennedy and Bill Gates do not live off their income as they have supporting trust funds so income taxes are of no concern to them. In California, the Democrats tax us to the full. Your cartoon therefore lies to us. Thank goodness for the elephant. We need protection from donkeys. E. Larry Henen Valencialast_img read more

‘DEAL OF THE DAY’ – TUESDAY TWOS AT THE QUIET MOMENT!

first_imgFeeling hungry today?Then why not take a friend to lunch and pay no more than €12 for two meals and two drinks.Nope – that’s not a misprint and you don’t need to go to Specsavers! Because that’s exactly the amazing offer at the Quiet Moment at Lower Main Street.The offer is called Tuesday Twos and it starts today. See you there and tell the staff that Donegaldaily.com sent you!‘DEAL OF THE DAY’ – TUESDAY TWOS AT THE QUIET MOMENT! was last modified: November 15th, 2011 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:Quiet MOmentTuesday Twoslast_img read more

DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012

first_imgJOHN BOYLEThe death has occurred of John Boyle, Meandrean, Glencolmcille. Reposing at his residence from 6pm this Thursday evening. Removal on Saturday morning arriving to St. Columbas Church, Cashel for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.TOMMY BROWN The death has occurred of Tommy Brown, Ellesmore Court Westend, Bundoran. Removal from The Shiel Hospital, Ballyshannon, this Thursday evening at 6.15pm, arriving to the Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea, Bundoran, at 7pm. Funeral Mass tomorrow, Friday morning, at 11am. Burial afterwards in St Ninnidh’s Cemetery, Bundoran. House private, please.JIM McCROSSANThe death has occurred of Jim McCrossan, Drumbarnett, Manorcunningham. Reposing at his late residence. Funeral Mass in St Columba’s Church, Drumoghill tomorrow, Friday morning, at 10am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. House private from 11pm to 10am. Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to the Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital.HUGH HUME The death has occurred of Hugh Hume, of Bray and late of Donegal, ex An Garda Síochána, peacefully, at St. Vincent’s Hospital Dublin. Very deeply regretted by his loving wife Peggy, nephews, nieces, cousins, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, extended family, neighbours and large circle of friends. Reposing at Thomas Murphy and Sons Funeral Parlour, Boghall Road, Bray on Thursday from 3.30pm with removal at 5.10pm to the Church of Our Lady Queen of Peace, Putland Road, Bray, arriving at 5.30pm. Funeral Mass on Friday morning at 10am, followed by interment in Springfield Cemetery, Killarney Road, Bray.Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam uasal. DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2012 was last modified: March 1st, 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:2012DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR THURSDAYMARCH 1last_img read more

Tracy’s future with Dodgers looking grim

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “I did what I felt was necessary to do from my end, and that is to make people aware of my stance,” Tracy said. Maybe there was no explicit ultimatum, but the implication seemed clear: Provide the extension, or I will exercise the out clause. In the process, Tracy may well have painted himself into a corner. It’s hard to imagine DePodesta now deciding he wants to give Tracy a three-year extension when DePodesta would agree to only two years last offseason. “We gave him a two-year deal for a reason,” DePodesta said. “At this point, he’s still under contract to us for a second year.” The easiest, simplest thing for the Dodgers to do is nothing. If Tracy then opts out, it’s on him. He had to know what he was doing during that meeting. Tracy, understandably, wants an extension – something more than the single year remaining on his contract, something to give him security as the Dodgers continue a youth movement that has arrived, prematurely and unexpectedly. His contract has an out, a one-week opening at the season’s end to annul his deal. Tracy and his agents, Alan and Randy Hendricks, met with general manager Paul DePodesta and owner Frank McCourt on Sept. 8 to request an extension. Last night of the home season, last night to bemoan a disappointing year, to point fingers, to plant new flags … to wave goodbye to manager Jim Tracy? It’s been a quick five years, and it could well play for another season, but it’s hard to fight the sense that Thursday marked the last Dodger Stadium appearance of Tracy at the helm of the Dodgers. center_img “I’ll leave that for you to think about,” DePodesta said. Clearly, Tracy wants back. He has given this organization everything he could for five years. No one can seriously criticize the overall job he has done, particularly with this season’s injury-riddled, youth-driven, talent-challenged team. “I’m certainly not ashamed of what I’ve done here for the past five years,” Tracy said. “We’ve won 426 games. A divisional championship, a playoff victory for the first time in 16 years. I don’t feel like I have to apologize for that.” Tracy has earned an extension and should feel some job security as the organization braces for another overhaul. But his relationship with DePodesta is lukewarm. Personally, they seem to like each other. Both are bright, earnest, likeable men. Yet they have philosophical baseball differences. Have had their share of disagreements over personnel and how to use it. If DePodesta has any hesitation over Tracy as a manager, over how well they ultimately work together as a team, then why would he offer an extension? In the “Moneyball” world, managers carry out the vision from above. They execute the plan as laid out by the general manager. Ultimately, they are replaceable. Does Tracy feel wanted? “I’m waiting to hear that,” Tracy said. “To hear about the meeting that I had. There’s nothing else to talk about.” Neither Tracy nor DePodesta have confirmed an extension was requested, nor was it implied that the manager would opt out next week if it was not offered. Tracy has made his request with typical class. He has tried to keep the spotlight away from his individual situation and on the team. But if the Dodgers wanted to extend his deal, they’ve had three weeks since their meeting to do it. If they haven’t done it yet, why would they next week? “Some people might say that,” DePodesta said. “There are other ways to look at it, too.” The Reds gave a new contract, albeit for one year, to interim manager Jerry Narron on Thursday. Nothing requires them to wait until the offseason. DePodesta said the team will respond to Tracy quickly once the season ends, and he doesn’t mean by Wednesday. “We won’t wait that long,” he said. If no extension is offered, Tracy has a serious decision to make. There is no guarantee another major league club will offer him a managerial position, particularly coming off this year’s dismal record. And he is under contract for a maximum $900,000 next season. He is ingrained in the community. He has children in area high schools and colleges. There is also his pride. He justifiably believes he deserves an extension. He had his meeting. He made his feeling clear. Thursday, as ashes from the local fires sprinkled down, Dodger Stadium oddly felt like a funeral pyre. Like it was time to wave goodbye to Tracy. — Steve Dilbeck’s column appears in the Daily News four times a week. He can be reached at stephen.dilbeck@dailynews.com. 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

Progressive Donegal women launch focus group with aim of ‘Empowering Women’

first_imgWomen in Donegal are invited to take part in a focus group to share their experiences, to explore the issues that affect their participation in public life and to look at how their participation can be increased.The focus groups will be conducted by Empowering Women in Donegal in Moville and Burtonport on 13th November, and Bundoran on 21st November.The focus group will allow participants the chance to share their valuable insights about factors affecting life in Donegal with other women. They want to hear from women from all backgrounds including refugees, asylums seekers, migrants and immigrants to add to the richness of this research.Empowering Women in Donegal is part of the ‘The Next Chapter’ cross-border PEACE funded project that looks to improve the representation of women in public and political life.Empowering Women in Donegal highlighted the low female representation in council, according to a CSO report released earlier this year: with only three out of 37 sitting Donegal County Councillors’ were female.After the May local elections, the number rose to four, which is the highest number of Council seats held by women in local history. This group aims to support and encourage women from all walks of life in Donegal to live fully and courageously. We are bringing together women who are interested in becoming involved with issues that affect them in regards female representation and participation.We shall come together and support each other in calling for women’s equality and to bring about change for the Donegal region on civic issues.Public Participation is where those affected by decisions have a right to be involved in the decision-making process. The Public must have a contribution and influence in decisions, so that is the principle that Empowering Women in Donegal is based on. It sets out to mobilise social change in communities across Donegal so to nurture aspirations for a better, shared future.“We are very excited that our Donegal Chapter of women as part of our The Next Chapter Project is now on its way to become the independent Empowering Women in Donegal group and reaching out to other women in the county as part of their work.“This is particularly important given both the rural isolation that these women might experience and the isolation of County Donegal within an Irish national context,” says Mary McDonald, the Regional Co-ordinator of The Next Chapter Project. Discussions in the focus group will be focused to help understand the issues and concerns affecting the communities.This will then be compiled into a report intended to prompt change by having it sent out to local and national representatives.Progressive Donegal women launch focus group with aim of ‘Empowering Women’ was last modified: November 4th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:donegal womenlast_img read more

Humboldt Crabs blast Rockville Rockhounds to sweep season-opening series

first_imgArcata >> The Humboldt Crabs scored 18 runs on 16 hits as they completed a three-game sweep over the Rockville Rockhounds with an 18-8 victory on Sunday at the Arcata Ball Park.Trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the second, the Crabs (3-0 overall) plated six runs in the frame off Rockhounds starter Kenny Quilitan. After one run scored on a wild pitch, Crabs second baseman and Gonzaga University product Patrick Chung singled to score Wyatt Tucker and Anthony Enwiya. Crabs outfielder Jeremiah Burks, …last_img read more