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BREAKING: Two in custody after body of handyman found

first_imgTwo persons have been taken into Police custody following the discovery of a body this morning in Samatta Point, Grove, East Bank Demerara. The deceased is said to be a handyman in the area.According to information received, he was found with a gash on this stomach.Preliminary investigation has led the Police to believe the man was murdered during a misunderstanding.More details in the Thursday February 14, 2019 edition of the Guyana Times.last_img

Date announced for 2019 Tour of the Peace

first_img“Cyclists will be picked up from Beatton Park and driven out to Dinosaur Lake where they can ride the Peace Valley and tour the Peace Country for 151 kms. The tour will be broken into four stages and riders will be given the option of doing it solo or having a team for each leg.”Registration for the event will begin on April 1, 2019.For more information and updates, you can visit the Tour of the Peace Facebook page. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A date for the 2019 edition of Tour of the Peace has been announced.This year’s event is set to take place on August 17, 2019.In a post on the Event’s Facebook page, Organizers say this year’s goal is to take type one diabetes to type none, and have decided to switch things up a bit this year with the ride/walk/run based in Beatton Provincial Park.- Advertisement -Organizers say walkers will be treated to the beauty of Beatton Park, with family activities to follow at Charlie Lake.“Walkers will be treated to a beautiful nature walk through picturesque Beatton Park followed by fun family activities at the lake. Runners will be given a choice of a fun 10 km trail run or a challenging 20 km trail marathon. Hey when you’re done, even a dip in Charlie Lake will feel great!”For cyclists, Organizers say they will be picked up at Beatton Park and driven to Dinosaur Lake where they will start the 151 Kilometre Tour of the Peace, finishing at Beatton Park.Advertisementlast_img read more

High school uses college T-shirts to inspire and motivate students

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Every other Wednesday at a local continuation high school, the idea of going to college is on the minds – and bodies – of students once on the verge of giving up and dropping out. On College T-Shirt Day, Frontier High School students, as well as teachers and staff, sport colorful T-shirts with the logos of their favorite colleges and universities. Call it visual motivation. “You see these T-shirts and it makes you want to say, `Oh, OK, I’m going to college,”‘ said Myesha Taylor, 17, a senior. That’s why Frontier administrators started College T-Shirt Day at the beginning of the school year. At first, the T-shirts were handed out as rewards to the school’s top achievers. But the program soon caught on throughout the campus. And so has the idea of education after high school, said Sunshine Zuniga, Frontier’s alternative outreach education consultant. “About 80 percent of our graduates now are on the path to go to a community college, trade school, specialty school or a four-year university,” Zuniga said. “We want to make sure that once they transfer out of here that they have a plan for what they want to do. And most of them are headed for some form of higher education.” College T-Shirt Day is a reminder of the possibilities that lay ahead, Zuniga said. “Without (the T-shirt day), I wouldn’t have even thought about college,” said junior Tiffany Montanez, who said she has plans to attend Rio Hondo College and then transfer to USC. Taylor agreed. She believes people have a wrong perception of continuation school students as being focused solely on getting their high school diplomas. “We’re the same as other high school kids, except we messed up once and came here,” said Taylor. “But now, because we’re at Frontier, we have the opportunity to do better for ourselves, even after graduation.” (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051last_img


first_imgCastelfinn Community NotesWhist: 2/10/2014Ladies. 1st Kathleen Mc Cay, Strabane 173 2nd Mary Lafferty, Ballybofey 172 3rd Mary Connolly, Ballybofey 167. Gents. 1st Patsy Mc Daid, St Johnston 178 2nd Angus Stewart, Lifford 167 3rd TIE: Willie Meehan, Castlefinn and David O Donnell, Letterkenny 1581st Half:Brigid Edwards, Castlefinn 882nd Half: TIE Malachy Brown, Raphoe 86Snowball:Next week’s snowball is 185 or better for 80 euro.BIG WHIST DRIVE IN CASTLEFINN @ 8PM ON WEDNESDAY 26TH OF NOVEMBER IN ST MARYS HALL IN AID OF PARISH FUNDS. SCORE CARDS 10 EURO. SUPPER WILL BE SERVED.Everyone welcome to attend Parent and Toddler GroupParent and toddler group this Tuesday from 10.30 to noon. Please call the CPI on 0749143976Computer ClassesInternet skills and word processing courses available after Christmas. For more information or to book your place contact the CPI on 0749143976 Slim R UsSlim R Us fitness classes are on at the CPI on Monday evenings from 6.30 to 7.30 pm. Contact Tilly on 086 2490095 for more information on how to joinCastlefinn Walking:The walking group every wednesday at 10.30 in the morning. Everyone welcome to join for a relaxing stroll and a chat.DD LOCAL: CASTLEFINN CPI TO LAUNCH COMPUTER CLASSES AFTER CHRISTMAS was last modified: November 6th, 2014 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:Castlefinn Community NotesDD LOCAL: NoticesFeatureslast_img read more


first_imgThe Cavern Bar, Letterkennys No1 Sports Bar & Party Venue, is gearing up for another massive week with a full line up of entertainment and sports this St Patrick’s Day.Tonight (Tuesday)  DJs Chris Mac & Danny G will be providing the entertainment for the Official LYIT Student Pre-Paddys Party Night with some unbeatable drinks promotions at the Bar! Wednesday nights its St Patricks Day Eve with the popular and entertaining DJ Scoop back with a special edition of his weekly midweek party night at the CavernIt’s all systems go on Thursday with a full day of entertainment lined up, DJ Scoop with be playing from 3-6pm following the annual St Patrick’s Day parade, followed by DJ’s Chris Mac & Danny G from 6-9pm and later it’s the popular DJ Joe Deckz providing the entertainment into the early hours.On Friday it’s the legendary DJ Marty McIntyre playing all your favourite Party hits from 10pm with great drinks promotions at the bar.Popular radio presenter and entertainer Marty Friel will be back this Saturday night with his Saturday Night Jumpin’ Jukebox. Champagne giveaways for hens and party’s on the night. Finish off the week at Letterkennys No1 Sunday Night Bar with DJ Joe Deckz with the great value Sunday drinks menu at the bar.Sports will be shown daily on our 18 HD Screens with an unrivalled choice of matches to choose from. Man Utd v Liverpool will be live on St Patricks Day with complementary finger food at half time.For more information and details check out the Cavern Facebook page: cavernletterkenny/SENSATIONAL LINE-UP FOR ST PATRICK’S WEEK AT THE CAVERN was last modified: March 15th, 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:EntertainmentLYITPre-PartySt Patrick’s DaystudentThe Cavern Barlast_img read more


first_imgGREENCASTLE FC’s Roma McLaughlin has been in action this week for Ireland’s U19 team in Sweden in the Women’s World Cup qualifiers.The team beat both Slovakia and Montenegro earlier this week.And last night they looked to be heading for a third win until an equaliser by Moldova three minutes from the end, Megan Connolly with the Ireland goal after eight minutes. Donegal midfielder Roma is pictured with the starting line-up. GREENCASTLE’S ROMA IN ACTION FOR IRELAND IN U19 WORLD CUP was last modified: September 17th, 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:Irelandroma mclaughlinU19slast_img read more

Mars Rover Lands

first_imgFrom the scene of news at Jet Propulsion LaboratoryAt 8:35 p.m. Pacific Time Saturday, January 3, signal was lost as a large set of air bags bounced on the surface of Mars.  After several nail-biting minutes, signal was reacquired by two Earth stations, indicating that the Mars Exploration Rover “Spirit” had survived the heat of re-entry and 30 bounces on the surface – some as high as a four-story building – and was alive and well.  The spirit of the crowds at JPL went from tense silence to back-slapping, hand-clapping celebration.  Luckily, the spacecraft landed base-petal down, a one-in-four chance, providing good opportunity for pictures and data.    The joy of the successful landing was surpassed less than three hours later, at 11:33 p.m., when engineering data and the first pictures beamed up to Mars Odyssey and relayed to Earth arrived at mission control.  The rover was not only healthy; it was in super shape.  “It’s not supposed to work this well – we were caught off guard” – “far exceeded expectations” – and “this is incredible!” are just samples of the exuberance in the control room as needle-sharp images of the rover and its surroundings, all the way to the horizon, arrived in rapid-fire succession on the screens.    Some very interesting news over the next few weeks should now be forthcoming from Gusev Crater, a location on Mars that looks like it was once a large lake 100 miles across after a canyon from the south cut through the crater wall and drained into it.  It may help settle once for all whether standing water ever existed on Mars for any significant period of time.  Even with Mars Global Surveyor and 2001 Mars Odyssey having orbited for years now, scientists have debated over conflicting evidence.    JPL is now ‘two for two’ (see next headline) in what may be the biggest year yet for planetary science.  The twin rover “Opportunity” lands in three weeks, on January 24.  Cassini is fast approaching Saturn for the July 1 start of its five-year orbital tour, which Science said yesterday may provide “the most spectacular news” of the year for plantary science.  The number of current missions and upcoming missions makes 2004 a golden age of discovery in space.The landing of rover Spirit tonight was a phenomenal achievement by many talented and hard-working people.  It is no less exciting than great journeys of exploration from history, such as the Lewis and Clark expedition (celebrating its 200th anniversary this year).  Getting new data from a new terra incognita on another world takes our mind for a moment off war and terrorism, evil and folly.  All who gave the world this moment of wonder deserve international kudos.    What you probably won’t hear on the news, amid all the storytelling about the possibility of life on Mars (just because there might have been water), are the Christian testimonies.  A fair number of the scientists and engineers on the Mars project teams at JPL, some in high places, are Christians and creationists.  Most just quietly go about their work contributing to the excellent success of these missions.  As you listen to the news, keep in mind that the official spokespeople may not represent the views of everyone on the team.    Watch for the latest Mars headlines, now that we are on the surface.  Congratulations also to the European orbiter Mars Express, and best wishes for recovery of the lost British lander Beagle 2.  (We don’t think they will find any finches, though.)(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Stop Gender-Based Violence

first_imgBrand South Africa reiterates the call to fight against the abuse of women and children and urges all to unite to end this crippling social ill in our society.In a statement released earlier; President Ramaphosa said; “This is a very dark period for us as a country. The assaults, rapes and murders of South African women are a stain on our national conscience.”The President further added; “We have just commemorated Women’s Month. Sixty three years after the women of 1956 marched for the right to live in freedom, women in this country live in fear – not of the apartheid police but of their brothers, sons, fathers and uncles. We should all hang our heads in shame”In 2019, the Presidency signed the Declaration on Gender-Based Violence and Femicide with various civil society formations and has directed that urgent attention be given to its implementation, particularly on immediate measures around support to victims and access to shelters and places of safety.Brand South Africa emphasises that it is an everyday reality that citizens need to face and mobilize community members, to take a stand, stop and report abuse of any kind. Everyone has a responsibility to act against the endemic behaviour that goes against who we are as a nation.Let us all play our part.Call the Stop Gender-Based Violence helpline (0800 150 150).last_img read more

Dairy Margin Coverage program signup deadline extended

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The National Milk Producers Federation is urging farmers to take advantage of a one-week extension in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program signup deadline to Sept. 27, announced by USDA.“Dairy farmers have much to gain by signing up for this program, and another week to take advantage of this benefit can be nothing but helpful for them,” said Jim Mulhern, president and CEO of NMPF. “We urge producers to take advantage of this added opportunity to sign up.”The USDA said more than 21,000 dairy farms have signed up for the new program, the main risk-protection tool for dairy farmers enacted in the 2018 Farm Bill, nearing the level that participated last year in the Margin Protection Program, which DMC replaced. DMC is guaranteed to pay all producers enrolled at the maximum $9.50/cwt. coverage level for every month of production through July, according to USDA data. DMC improvements from the MPP include: • Affordable higher coverage levels that permit all dairy producers to insure margins up to $9.50/cwt. on their Tier 1 (first five million pounds) production history, a higher level than previous programs. • A 25% premium discount for farmers who lock in coverage for the full five years of the program. • Affordable $5.00 coverage that lowers premium costs by roughly 88 percent. This creates more meaningful catastrophic-type coverage at a reasonable cost for larger producers without distorting the market signals needed to balance supply with demand. • An improved feed-cost formula to better reflect the true cost of feeding dairy cows.NMPF has a resource page on its new website with more information about the DMC.last_img read more

Researchers Predict U.S. Furnace Industry Is Doomed

first_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details. This article is only available to GBA Prime Members OAK RIDGE, TENN., April 1 — According to Andrei Constantinescu, a senior researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, it won’t be long before new American homes no longer require central heating. “Every year, the heat produced by electronic gadgets is increasing,” explained Constantinescu. “By 2014, most new American homes won’t need a furnace.”As televisions get larger, their heat output increases. “Four plasma TVs can heat a house in Kentucky,” said Constantinescu. “If you throw in a set-top box and two or three computers, you should be fine as far north as Maine.”Data from the Energy Information Administration confirm that the average heat output of electronic gadgets has been rising for years. “It’s only a matter of time before furnace manufacturers have to close their doors,” Constantinescu predicted. Carrier Corporation has already announced plans to move its corporate headquarters from Farmington, Conn., to Fairbanks, Alaska, where the demand for residential furnaces may last until 2018.According to Julie Flack, media coordinator for the American Association of Electronic Gadget Manufacturers (AAEGM), heating a home with plasma TVs makes a lot of sense. “When you go to bed, it’s important to leave all of your TVs on,” Flack advised. “Especially on cold winter nights.”The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has been closely monitoring the heating-with-your-television trend. “Beginning in 2016, television labels will be required to include heat output in BTUH,” said DOE spokesperson Christine Keely. “The new labels will be a boon to consumers. If your home has a design heat loss of 30,000 BTUH, and you’re shopping for three new TVs, just be sure that each TV has a minimum heat output of 10,000 BTUH.”Editor’s note: This news story has been published a day ahead of Holladay’s usual Friday blog posting in order to meet the April 1st press… center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more