A cane harvester of Uitvlugt Sugar Estate was Friday brought before Magistrate Christel Lambert at the Vreed-en-Hoop Magistrate’s Court charged with assault.Parshram Beharry, 31, of Zeelugt, East Bank Essequibo, pleaded not guilty to the offense which alleged that on May 23, 2016 at Uitvlugt Village, West Coast Demerara, he assaulted Roy Charles with intent to cause bodily harm.The prosecution’s case stated that on the day in question, the virtual complainant (VC) and the defendant were engaged in a discussion when a disagreement arose.Both men started to argue, after which an angered Beharry took up a piece of wood and hit the VC about his body numerous times.As a result of the blows, the VC had to be treated at the West Demerara Regional Hospital.The matter was reported to the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station and the defendant was arrested and charged.The defendant told the court that the VC was very disrespectful towards him and he could not take it. He explained that in anger, he acted unwisely.Magistrate Lambert told the defendant that he does not have the authority to take matters into his own hands.He was granted $20,000 bail and will have to return to court on June 10, 2016.
The Transport and Harbours Department (T&HD) has announced the reopening of the Leguan Stelling to the public and traffic, following the completion of emergency works.A section of the rehabilitated Leguan StellingAccording to T&HD, the contractor, S Maraj Contracting Services, carried out two days of corrective works on the section of the stelling which collapsed on December 10. General Manager of T&HD, Marcelene Merchant had previously informed that rehabilitation works at one section of the stelling was already ongoing at the time of the partial collapse of the other. This resulted in a halt of operations in the best interest of the travelling public and attention was placed on the section that needed immediate emergency works.Meanwhile, Junior Minister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Jaipaul Sharma had blamed the delayed start of repairs on the aged structure on a number of setbacks which were not unidentified. As such, works only recommenced about two months ago, over one year since the contract was awarded.This newspaper has previously reported that the stelling, which is inconveniencing residents in the area, is the main exit and entry point onto the island.
Parking meter protestsThe United Kingdom High Commissioner, Gregory Quinn, has emphasised that while he has no fundamental problem with parking meters, the process should always be a fully transparent one.He further explained, during a recent interview with the Guyana Times, that citizens who peacefully protested were exercising their democratic right of dissent, and peaceful protests which greeted the implementation of parking meters in Georgetown were demonstrative of Guyana’s strong sense of democracy. “But any parking contract has to be open and transparent and debated and agreed by those in the Council. And I think that’s the fundamental thing, if you’re going to put in place a parking meter process, it has to be something that has gone through the rigors of proper examination,” he stated.British High Commissioner Greg QuinnA scene from one of the weekly protests outside City HallThe protests, which were carried out for four successive weeks from February 3, were held outside City Hall on Regent Street. Protesters manifested opposition to the implementation of the contract signed by Mayor and City Council (M&CC) officials with Smart City Solutions Inc.“The fact that the protests have taken place is actually a wonderful example of the nature of democracy in Guyana. People feel able to go out and protest about something that they disagree with. And protest in a peaceful manner,” the UK envoy said.That, according to High Commissioner Quinn, is a fundamental tenet of any democracy. He noted that civil society has made its views against the parking meters clear and the courts were now involved.Just weeks after the introduction of parking meters in Guyana, citizens had gathered to protest the move. The crowd consisted of parliamentarians, business owners and members of civil society.The Movement Against Parking Meters (MAPM), a recently-formed lobby group, was instrumental in organising the protests. They also came after Georgetown’s Deputy Mayor, Sherod Duncan, who has been vociferous in his opposition to the project, staged a one-man protest outside Bishops’ High School where a parking meter had been installed.The protesters had listed several concerns with the project. Feasibility, transparency and the cost for parking were some of the foremost concerns surrounding the City Council’s new method of taxation.Some had agitated for the immediate removal of the parking meters due to the expenses and the slowdown in commerce which businesses experienced.Others, however, had stated that they were merely requesting a reduction in the cost, as the current rates did not cater for working class citizens and the poor.The first protest had been greeted by pro- parking meter activists. Mayor Patricia Chase Green had also responded to the protesters, who she referred to as “high class”. She had claimed that persons failed to engage the Council on matters concerning the parking meters, and chose various forms of demonstration instead.Supported by the Town Clerk, Royston King, she had highlighted the advantages of the initiative, including the creation of more than 50 jobs. King had labelled the protesters’ actions as “backwards thinking,” stating that the meters would ensure the restoration and development of the country.He further reported that the system employed citizens as street patrol officers and instances of breaches have been eradicated since the installation.Despite the stated intentions of a passive demonstration, chaos had followed as supporters of the parking meter initiative accumulated along the front of the City Hall compound. Activists were accused of partisan intentions and fuelling verbal attacks.
H2H “new” registrantsFollowing the discovery of major discrepancies in the list of “new” registrants generated from the scrapped House-to-House (H2H) Registration exercise, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) convened an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss the way forward on the matter after the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has refused to take the onus of conducting the verification process which GECOM has hurled at them. Chief Scrutineer of the Opposition, Zulfikar Mustapha, told Guyana Times that the party remains unwavering in their decision for 100 per cent verification to be done.GECOM Chair, Retired Justice Claudette Singh“The entire data from the H2H Registration that I saw is flawed and that demands a total verification and that verification has to be done by GECOM and the stakeholders because GECOM is the only party that can do verification and the stakeholders are there to scrutinise the process, so you can’t get the stakeholder to go and do verification.”He added that the onus is on GECOM to do the verification and not the PPP.“When I look at the data, the entire data is flawed, it’s corrupted and they have to get proper verification that is done to ensure that those data are flawless…so we are demanding that we should have total verification and GECOM must bid that process. They have to get GECOM officials with the stakeholders…the [political] party to go and do it,” Mustapha expressed.Some 370,000 registrations obtained during the scrapped H2H Registration exercise were sent overseas to be cross-matched with the National Register of Registrants Database (NRRD) in order to filter out the duplicates.Gemalto indicated that some 37,300 were new registrants who are eligible for voting, that is, they are above the age of 18. However, an internal check conducted by GECOM revealed that approximately 17,000 of those “new registrants” were already on the voters’ list and some have even voted in the past. The remaining 20,000 “new names” were up for further verification.On Saturday last, as the PPP scrutinised the list of “new” registrants, names of persons who were previously registered and others who are dead are on that list. In two instances of previously registered persons, former Chancellor of the Judiciary, Retired Justice Cecil Kennard is listed as a ‘new’ registrant with his occupation being Chancellor. However, Justice Kennard retired many years ago and a search of the 2015 Official List of Electors and the Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) showed that he was on that list. In another instance, former Member of Parliament and Attorney-at-Law Jai Lall Kissoon is listed as a ‘new’ registrant. A perusal of the 2015 OLE and the PLE also shows that he is already registered. Additionally, the brother of a former Guyana Revenue Authority official, who died in 2007 is listed as a ‘new’ registrant. Addressing the issue at a luncheon in New York on Saturday, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said that the party has found that thousands of persons who are listed as “new” registrants are already on the PLE.“Just to show how things evolve, I left Guyana Friday morning under the impression that we will have 20,556 persons, who they claimed are new registrants that GECOM will [carry out the] verification of those persons before they’re added to the voters’ list or the NRR from which they will extract the OLE…By the time I’m driving to the airport, it changed. So Lowenfield [Keith] called Zulfikar [Mustapha] that the PPP will have to do the verification, not GECOM. And so that can result now in 20000 names being added to the voters’ list who are unverified…To get it down to 20,000 was another fight…We managed to get the numbers down from 37000 to 20000 after they did the fingerprint cross-matching…We found 50 per cent of the new people already in [the] list… they just found former Chancellor of the Judiciary, Cecil Kennard is now on the list of new registrants. He’s already on the PLE but part of the 20,000 new registrants,” the Opposition Leader said.Earlier last week, it was reported that the Government-nominated Commissioners were pushing to have a sample survey done from a sample size of 10 per cent of the 20,000 “new names”, to have them verified before they are placed on the voters’ list – a process which the PPP Opposition had objected.In a statement on Friday, PPP Executive and former Attorney General Anil Nandlall indicated that the Elections Commission will not be verifying the names.“Today (Friday), GECOM has decided that it will do no verification; that the PPP scrutineers alone will have to do the field verification checks in respect of these new intended registrants and that GECOM officials will only work in the offices. This is totally unacceptable,” Nandlall contended.He noted that this decision by the Commission can only be viewed as retrograde and has the potential of impugning the integrity of the OLE and by extension, the entire General and Regional Elections set for March 2, 2020.“I can understand why the Government Commissioners may not want a 100 per cent verification exercise, because if this data is padded and fraudulent then the verification exercise will unmask it. However, the law mandates that not a single name must eventuate onto the OLE without verification. GECOM has an unconditional duty to ensure compliance with this legal requirement. Nothing short will suffice,” the former Attorney General asserted.On August 27, GECOM had announced that the controversial House-to-House Registration process would be halted on August 31.The Commissioners are expected to reconvene today to continue discussions.
0Shares0000Football Kenya Federation Technical Director Andres Spier passes on instruction to the team during a past friendly match. PHOTO/FKFNAIROBI, Kenya Aug 7- Kenya’s Under-13 team will face off with European football giants Chelsea FC and FC Porto in the Southampton Youth Cup which began on Saturday in the United Kingdom South Coast.The young Kenyan side picked after a rigorous scouting exercise by the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) will be in Group B of the eight-day tournament where apart from Chelsea and Portugal’s FC Porto, they will also face off with local side Newport from Isle. FKF named a squad of 20 players led by Technical Director Andres Spier and they left for the United Kingdom on Sunday, arriving in the wee hours of Monday morning.The Kenyan team will have an opportunity to play alongside top professional academies with the tournament hosted by English Premier League club Southampton’s Youth Academy attracting teams from Croatia, Spain and Portugal.“This is a great opportunity for talented players from all over the country to have this kind of exposure as early as possible in their careers. Previously it has only been a select few from the rich academies who have gotten that opportunity to go out because they can afford it. Now, an open opportunity has been presented,” FKF head of Youth Football Chris Amimo told Capital Sport in a past interview.The completion brings together 40 teams and Southampton seeks to make the tournament a key fixture in the calendar for youth football club around the world with the intention of bringing some of the most talented young players to the region for a festival of football.Southampton Football Club’s Global Development Manager Matt Sanger hopes that the tournament will breed a crop of new stars.“We ‘are very excited to welcome teams from countries such as USA, Canada and Kenya to the Southampton Cup, alongside clubs from countries with a strong history of youth player development such as Croatia, Spain and Portugal,” Sanger said, speaking to the Southampton FC official website.Full SquadBrian Odhiambo, Ali Abubakar, Harel Gil, Kahindi Nyale Hamisi, Joseph Kamau, Robby Kahindi, Adam Syau, James Gachago, Mwakitare Nimrod, Mzungu Japheth, Joseph Munala, Wayne Odhiambo, Oduor Wycliffe, Byron Ochieng, Omondi Kennedy, Omondi Stanley Ben, Owande Elly, Umar Rajab, Brian Kamau, Wangaya Kevin0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)
Pot pies need to be cooked longer in microwaves that have less power, Childs said. A good sign the pot pie is done is when steam rises out of it. The company already is planning to revise the cooking directions on its pot-pie packages to clarify how long the pies should be cooked in different microwaves.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CitySo far, no deaths have been linked to the pot pies. Earlier this year, ConAgra had to recall all of its peanut butter because it was linked to a different salmonella outbreak. The USDA said the Marshall, Mo., plant made Banquet and store-brand pot pies. All of the pot pies made at the plant in question have “P-9” printed on the side of the box as part of a code above the use-by date. Federal officials said consumers shouldn’t throw away or eat the pot pies until the Food Safety and Inspection Service can determine the source of the salmonella contamination and verify proper cooking instructions. ConAgra is offering refunds, but no recall of pot pies was being planned Tuesday. Spokeswoman Stephanie Childs said ConAgra is confident in the safety of its chicken and turkey pot pies when all the cooking instructions on the package are followed. OMAHA, Neb. – ConAgra Foods Inc. voluntarily stopped production Tuesday at the Missouri plant that makes its Banquet pot pies after health officials said the pies may be linked to 139 cases of salmonella in 30 states. ConAgra officials believe the company’s pies are safe if they’re cooked properly, but the Omaha-based company told consumers Tuesday not to eat its pot pies until the government and company investigations are complete. The U.S. Department of Agriculture also issued a health alert Tuesday afternoon to warn consumers about the link between the company’s product and the salmonella cases. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been tracking reports of the salmonella cases since Oct. 3. A CDC spokeswoman said the largest numbers of salmonella cases had been reported in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Missouri. Salmonella sickens about 40,000 people a year in the U.S. and kills about 600. Most of the deaths are among people with weaker immune systems such as the elderly or very young. It can cause diarrhea, fever, dehydration, abdominal pain and vomiting. Most cases of salmonella poisoning are caused by undercooked eggs and chicken.
The Bunbeg Coast Guard Cliff Rescue service ceased its operation in 2012 due to a value for money review by the Department of Transport. However, since its closure the decision has continued to raise considerable concern locally.Thomas Pringle, Independent TD for Donegal says that while the number of call outs may have been low when the review was carried out it did not take into account the potential for a successful adventure tourism industry to develop locally especially now with the Wild Atlantic Way established.‘There is concern that the cessation of the cliff rescue in Bunbeg could impact on the tourism potential of the area. New adventure tourism businesses are concerned that the lack of availability of a rescue service could impact on people’s decisions whether to book a holiday or event in this part of Donegal’ continues Pringle.Cllr Micheál Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig who has been campaigning on the issue says ‘the importance of the service and the need to have the cliff rescue service restored cannot be understated. We have to think in terms of safety for the local people and for visitors to this part of Donegal. It would also mean a significant boost in confidence in the area.’Thomas Pringle TD and Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig have written to the Minister calling on him to give serious consideration to restarting the cliff rescue training in Bunbeg. CALLS MADE FOR RESTORATION OF BUNBEG CLIFF RESCUE SERVICE was last modified: August 13th, 2015 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)
Now that the Children are back to school across Donegal, have you an old bicycle that you would like to get rid of?Would you like to know that that bicycle could help a child in Africa get to School?Many African children live in remote communities, a long way from their nearest school. Without reliable, affordable motorised transport, the only way they can get to school is to walk, often up to 10 kms each way in searing heat. That’s not an easy task and having a bike would make a world of difference to a child, their family and even the local communities.By having a bike, a child could arrive at school on time, instead of late; he could begin the day alert instead of tired after a long walk; and travel quickly and safely home from school in daylight, and is has been proven, that this results in many pupils achieving higher academic grades.Letterkenny Rotary Club in association with Bikes4Africa is appealing for bikes for this exact purpose. Once the bikes are collected, they are sent to Loughlan House, the correctional facility in Co. Cavan where the inmates are offered rehabilitation and training, as well as supporting charities by their involvement.In this instance, they refurbish the bicycles. This is a fabulous arrangement facilitated by the Irish prison Service where the prisoners repair the bikes and the are supporting a charity as well. The latest shipment in May of this year brought the number of refurbished bicycles to 1,000, all of which will eventually be transported to The Gambia, where Rotary’s partner organisation ‘Jole Rider Gambia’, preselects the schools, and then oversees the distribution of the bikes, with the assistance of the Gambian Education Ministry.Bikes remain the property of the school, with teachers allocating them to the children according to set criteria. When a child graduates from school, their bike is then reallocated to another child. The strategy is to only allocate 100 bikes to each school and it is the most needy of these children, the best behaved, the most hard working that are allocated a bicycle by their teachers.The effect of this strategy is to raise the academic standards of the entire school, and therefore, each bike impacts positively on as many as 10 students. Letterkenny Rotary Club was successful in sending 18 bicycles last year, and we want to do the same or even more this year.So if you have a bicycle no longer in use, no matter what the condition, then contact the Secretary of Letterkenny Rotary Club, Cynthia Fuery, on 087 2414090 and she will make arrangements for collection.You can rest assured that your old unwanted bicycle will be used in some manner, shape or form in helping a child in Africa get to school sometime down the line! APPEAL TO DONEGAL PEOPLE TO DONATE UNWANTED OR OLD BIKES was last modified: September 8th, 2015 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)
Friday night sees Harps host Bohemian FC in their last game of a successful 2016 season at the earlier than usual time of 7.45pm. Cork’s victory over Wexford on Monday night meant Ollie Horgan’s men have secured their top flight status for 2017. It will be an emotional night at Finn Park as fans will no doubt want to celebrate not just premier division safety but also the career and immense contribution to the club of club captain Kevin McHugh. Friday night will be the last time the Killea man features in a Harps squad and although his recent injury means he won’t play, he will be present on the night so fans will have the opportunity to show their appreciation.On the other hand there will be a sad note as the club marks the untimely passing of Gerry Dunnion. There will be a one minute round of applause for the Gerry, a loyal and passionate Harps fan and co- founder and constant member of Finn Harps Dublin Supporters Club. Emotional night at Finn Park as supporters bid farewell to club legend Kevin McHugh was last modified: October 27th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:finn harpsFinn ParkKevin McHughSport
Lozano hit the net 17 times in 29 Eredivisie appearances for PSV in 2017/18 6 So far, this has been a tournament for the bookmakers. As favourites struggle and supposed minnows upset the odds, those cash-strapped bookies will be piling up the takings from punters who dared to believe that this was the time a 12-game accumulator would finally come off. Surely.Adding to the number of disposed betting slips on the floors of Britain was Osako, whose winning goal on Tuesday saw off much-fancied Colombia.Vaulted into the starting lineup after an injury to Leicester’s Shinji Okazaki, Osako’s tireless efforts gave Tottenham’s Davinson Sanchez nightmares as he struggled to keep up with the Japanese striker.Having caused havoc in the build up to the penalty which saw Japan go a goal and a man ahead inside three minutes, Osako rose highest to nod home from a corner in the 73rd minute and give Japan their first World Cup win since 2010, just 24 hours after being hit by news of a deadly earthquake back home.Osako is off the market this summer, having agreed to join Werder Bremen from relegated Cologne, but the 28-year-old will continue to draw interest with performances like these. While the tournament’s biggest names have either flourished (Ronaldo, Kane, de Bruyne) or floundered (Messi, Suarez, Neymar), some of the more under-the-radar talents came to the fore for their countries.Here, we look at five of the breakout performances that lit up the first six days of World Cup action, and what could be next for them if they continue their stellar form. Golovin’s 94th-minute free-kick rounded off a five-star Russia win 6 Osako’s header gave Japan a shock win over Group H favourites Colombia The goal was Niang’s first for his country We should remember that Germany, for all their poor recent results, are the reigning world champions. They have reached at least the semi-final of every World Cup this century, and had not lost their opening game in 36 years.Many a side, some of them far more well-renowned than Mexico, have capitulated against the imperious force of Die Mannschaft. The sides’ meeting in Moscow should have been nothing other than a routine win for Joachim Low’s side, with Mexico expected to do little more than fill 11 patches of grass on the other side of the field.El Tri, however, were having none of it. From the off they set about the wobbling German backline, repeatedly hitting them on the counter as Joshua Kimmich bombed forward with little consideration for his defensive responsibilities.Time and again filling the space vacated by Kimmich was Lozano, stretching play, harrying Jerome Boateng and keeping Manuel Neuer’s palms heated.Had Carlos Vela’s final ball been better, he could have scored four, but Lozano settled for an all-important one, released in acres of space before checking inside temporary right-back Mesut Ozil (??) to fire past Neuer.A seismic shock on and off the field, causing a minor earthquake back home, the goal should add a few zeroes to Lozano’s price tag and wage demands this summer, with the PSV winger being heavily linked to Chelsea, Everton and Valencia. 6 6 2. HIRVING LOZANO, Mexico Ronaldo’s hat trick put him top of the goalscoring charts after round one, but who were some of the lower-profile stars of the opening fixtures? 5. MBAYE NIANG, Senegal The 2018 World Cup is now officially underway for all 32 teams at the tournament.In the opening round of group fixtures, we saw 16 games, 38 goals, 11 cities, 12 stadiums, four own goals, nine penalties, one red card, four free-kicks scored, Three jubilant Lions and a thousand controversial VAR calls. Twenty minutes into just his seventh international, Korean keeper Cho appeared about to be beaten, with Sweden’s Marcus Berg handed a simple tap-in from 12 yards.Undeterred, Cho quite literally faced up to the strike, pulling off a miraculous point-blank save that deflected up in the air off a combination of arm and forehead.Cho then sprang to his feet to punch away from the onrushing Berg to keep the score at 0-0.Two more saves followed as the 26-year-old almost single-handedly kept his team in the game, before he was cruelly beaten by Andreas Granqvist from the penalty spot.Now facing a gargantuan task if they are to recover and reach the knockout rounds, South Korea will need two more skin-saving performances from Cho against Mexico and Germany in their remaining fixtures.The Daegu FC keeper was voted the K-League keeper of the year last season and could be the latest Korean to be snapped up by a European club after a strong World Cup, following the likes of Park Ji-Sung and Lee Young-Pyo. 4. YUYA OSAKO, Japan 3. CHO HYUN-WOO, South Korea 6 Quick reflexes were required as Cho flung himself in front of Berg’s shot to deny Sweden an opener 1. ALEKSANDR GOLOVIN, Russia Although it was Dennis Cheryshev’s name plastered across the back pages for his two stunning goals against Saudi Arabia, CSKA Moscow’s Golovin was the real star of the show on opening night.A goal, two assists and a constant hand in proceedings had Premier League fans clamouring after the 22-year-old, who tore the Saudis apart and ensured a dream opening for the lowest-ranked World Cup hosts in history.Afforded freedom to roam by manager Stanislav Cherchesov’s system and a seemingly overwhelmed opponent, Golovin’s performance in the Luzhniki Stadium turned more than a few heads, capped by a pinpoint free-kick to seal a 5-0 win.With Manchester United and Arsenal reportedly circling, his father admitted this week that the player is taking English lessons ahead of a potential move this summer. 6 One of countless Football Manager ‘wonderkids’ who never quite made the grade this side of a computer screen, Niang is still only 23.At times in Samara on Tuesday, Poland appeared unable to cope with the young striker, whose performance will come as a shock to those Watford fans who saw him stutter his way to two goals in 16 appearances on loan at the Hornets in 2016/17.While his goal was in part the beneficiary of a comedy of errors from Polish trio Krychowiak, Bendarek and Szczesny, Niang’s deliciously devious run, stealing onto a backpass while returning from treatment, made it all happen.Keeping his cool as Szczesny flew past leaving a trail of red mist in his wake, Niang knocked the ball around the former Arsenal keeper before finishing into an open net.Niang has now found a home with Torino, making permanent the fourth and final loan he was sent on from AC Milan after signing for the Italian giants in 2012.Now seemingly full of confidence, the two opening round results in Group H could see Niang and Senegal go much further than expected in Russia, perhaps emulating the quarter-final performance in their first and only other appearance at the World Cup in 2002.