3 North Rupununi communities receive $2.6M in grants

first_imgMinister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Sydney Allicock, on Friday last handed over the sum of .6 million in community grants to the villages of Kwatamang, Rupertee, and Fair View in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), to facilitate the undertaking of green, sustainable projects under the Presidential Grant Fund.Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock (left) presenting the cheque to Fair View Toshao Lucy MarslowKwatamang and Rupertree each received $800,000, for construction of a community centre and a sanitary block respectively; while a sum of $1,000,000 was presented to Fairview for the construction of a Village Office.Toshao and representative of the Fair View community, Lucy Marslow, explained that construction of the village office would add to the many projects being commenced to facilitate community development, as she expressed gratitude to the Government for its continued support.Thus far, a total of $300,000 has been injected into the construction of a hot meal kitchen, and there are plans to construct a village restaurant, for which some $5 million are to be received. These ventures are a part of the Community Development Project (CDP).Minister Allicock, at the time attending the North Rupununi District Development Board (NRDDB) meeting in Apoteri, encouraged proper management of funds and maintenance of projects.last_img read more

Cop dies in Lethem accident

first_imgA Police Officer died on Tuesday evening following an accident at Pirara Bridge, Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo).Dead is Inspector Ian Welch, who was stationed at the Lethem Police Station.According to reports reaching Guyana Times, at least six other ranks were injured in the accident.Details of the accident are sketchy, but this publication was told that it occurred about 17:15h as the ranks were returning from routine patrol duties. More details in the February 15 edition of Guyana Times.last_img

Guyanese escapes from T&T Immigration Detention Centre

first_imgPolice in Trinidad and Tobago are currently searching for five detainees who escaped from the Immigration Detention Centre, Wallerfield on Thursday.Looptt.com reported that at about 22:30h on Thursday, Cpl. Jeanville and a party of officers attached to the Arima Criminal Investigations Department (CID)Jose Luis Ramirez Yanez (left) and Ryan Badalreceived a report of escaped detainees and visited the Centre to conduct enquiries.While there, officers received information about how the detainees escaped and immediately launched a manhunt for the following persons: Krishna Bailey, a 22-year-old Jamaican national; Ryan Badal a 23-year-old Guyanese and three Venezuelan nationals; 24-year-old Rodney Noel Reyes Mendoza; 27-year-old Jose Luis Ramirez Yanez and 32-year-old Luis Carlos Sifontes.The five men were last seen at 15:00h on Thursday.last_img read more

North Peace Cricket Foundation raising money for wildfire evacuees during season closer

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The North Peace Cricket Foundation is going to be raising money for the nearly 35,000 B.C. residents forced from their homes at their final game of the season this weekend.Foundation president David Joel says that this weekend’s final game will be between the Road Runners and the Northern Strikers. The two teams ended up winning the season semi-finals against the Chandigarh Lions and the Northern Bulls to advance to the finals, which are taking place this Sunday at North Peace Secondary School.Joel says that the club is also going to be raising money for the Canadian Red Cross during the game. For more information, visit the club’s website or Facebook page.- Advertisement –last_img

Minister of Education talks new school year

first_imgStudents aren’t the only ones setting goals for this school year. Tuesday morning the Minister of Education George Abbott laid out what the ministry plans to focus on this year, and how things will be a little different in schools around the province. According to Abbott, one of the biggest changes this year will be the province wide implementation of full day kindergarten, a format that a number of Fort St. John elementary schools have already instated. The second is that the province will be focusing on Personalized Learning, a process that, as the Minister explains, will help all students early face challenges, and get the most out of their learning. [asset|aid=3627|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=19aabf46d88a92f3b34cdde4f446045f-Minister_1_Pub.mp3] – Advertisement -The Minister also mentioned that the Government is looking into and supporting new and non-traditional ways of teaching. This is good news for School District 60, as within a week, the new Energetic Learning Campus will open, which focuses on more community-based learning methods, instead of the traditional classroom approach.The Minister also acknowledged the upcoming job action, and mentioned that while he was not optimistic for a quick resolution, he appreciated that the two sides are working hard. He also highlighted the fact that the teachers will not being going on strike, but will merely refrain from performing any of their administrative duties. School starts this Tuesday around School District 60.last_img read more

France honors 107-year-old vet

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! At age 107, Rene Riffaud has only hazy memories of his part in the “war to end all wars,” but he’s quite clear about why France has only now inducted him into the small and shrinking band of hallowed World War I survivors. Simply put, Riffaud figured those who died were the ones who deserved the recognition: “I was more worried with living than looking back to the past,” he told The Associated Press. France, belatedly, disagrees. This week, the veterans minister approved a request from Riffaud’s granddaughter that he be given an official veteran’s card – nearly 88 years after the war ended. That decision, and the rediscovery of another veteran thought to have died, has bumped France’s tally of World War I survivors up to seven – a remarkable development raising the possibility that there may be others. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurantlast_img read more

‘Catholic flashmob’ wedding video goes viral!

first_imgA surprise flashmob at the wedding of Daniel O’Donnell’s niece has become a viral hit after reaching over 1.4 million views online.The video was taken at the wedding ceremony of Patricia Doogan and her fiancée Neil Swan on Friday, Feb 3rd. St. Mary’s Church in Kincasslagh came alive with a beautiful performance of ‘How Great Thou Art’ which stunned all the guests and moved the bride to tears.Patricia and Neil got married in Kincasslagh and the reception was in Gaoth Dobhair. Father Pat Ward was the celebrant at the wedding, and the wedding guests showed everyone what a ‘Catholic flashmob’ would look like! The star-studded video features Daniel and Majella O’Donnell Fr. Pat Ward, Shawn Cuddy, Derek Ryan, Fergal Flaherty, John McNicol, Chris O Donnell, Tony Allan, Tony Kenny, Vicki Kenny, Trionagh Allan and Annette Griffin and Gavin Boyle.Since being uploaded to Facebook on Saturday, the footage has already gained over 1.4million hits and thousands of shares.Do you have a wedding story to share? Email news@donegalwoman.ie ‘Catholic flashmob’ wedding video goes viral! was last modified: February 6th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:daniel o’donnellDDTVflashmobweddinglast_img read more

The goals against Croatia that made Thuram a World Cup icon

first_img Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football SUPERSTITION misery LU BEAUTY NO JOY diamond geezer Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? France v Croatia in the 2018 World Cup final is live on talkSPORT at 16:00 on Sunday 15 July here.It has been 20 years since Les Bleus were crowned champions of the world. Back then, they had one man to thank for getting them there. You’re the one ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch Thuram’s first goals for France were against Croatia Shy guy 2 Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup Fallon d’Floor A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers Good times LATEST WORLD CUP NEWS Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song Lilian Thuram: defender (1998, 2002 and 2006 World Cups)A rock in the France teams that reached the 1998 and 2006 World Cup finals. So versatile that he played at right-back (he was a centre back by trade) at France ‘98 and didn’t put a foot wrong. Yet his defining moment for the hosts was a brace in a semi-final against Croatia that hauled France back from 1-0 down. In 142 caps, those two fine finishes were his only international goals.The World Cup final between France and Croatia is live on talkSPORT at 16:00 (UK time) on Sunday 15 July Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup Pure class Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letterlast_img read more

Lacklustre Celtic draw in Europa League qualifier first leg

first_img silverware Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Despite the disappointing performance, Mikey Johnston was a bright spark impact The Parkhead side began to boss the game but were found wanting again in defence in the 13th minute, when an in-swinging free-kick from Vaidas Slavickas, after Kieran Tierney had fouled Andro Svrljuga, was headed in by Verbickas who stole in unmarked at the back post.Celtic, however, soon regained control.Forrest’s drive from the edge of the box was pushed round the post by Kardum – the corner came to nothing – before the keeper saved a header from Johnston, who ought to have done better with Forrest’s cross.On the half-hour mark Ajer tip-toed through the home defence before shooting straight at Kardum from 10 yards, the keeper then thwarting Callum McGregor’s close-range strike before ending the half comfortably gathering a Dembele free-kick.Rodgers was handed another central defensive problem six minutes after the restart when Simunovic limped off to be replaced by Lustig after landing awkwardly on his ankle. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures smart causal gameday highlights 🎙️ Brendan Rodgers: “I felt for the supporters tonight. They’ve come all the way out here. Probably trains, buses and everything. It’s a disappointing performance for them. They saw a goal but we have to be much better than that.” #SUDCEL #UEL pic.twitter.com/kPF8cs8ccp— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) August 23, 2018Midfielder Olivier Ntcham got the visitors off to a perfect start in the ARVI Football Arena when he headed in a Mikey Johnston cross in the third minute.However, Ovidijus Verbickas levelled in the 13th minute with a headed goal which would have frustrated Brendan Rodgers, the Hoops boss having lamented poor defending in the Champions League qualifying exit at AEK Athens last week.Home keeper Ivan Kardum pulled off a series of saves, notably from James Forrest and Johnston, as the visitors dominated the first half.But Craig Gordon had to make a couple of crucial blocks after the break, with the draw leaving the Scottish champions some work to do next week although they should finish the job off in Glasgow.With Jack Hendry and Dedryck Boyata out through injury, Rodgers paired Kristoffer Ajer and Jozo Simunovic in the heart of his defence with the latter also pulling up injured soon after the break.Cristian Gamboa retained his place at the expense of regular right-back Mikael Lustig while French striker Moussa Dembele took over from Leigh Griffiths as 19-year-old attacker Johnston was given his first European start.The picturesque surroundings of a 6,500-capacity stadium which had seats to spare belied the importance of the match to Celtic, keen to re-establish their European credibility.Many fans were still finding their places when Celtic took the lead with a simple goal, Johnston’s cross from the left picking out Ntcham who headed past Kardum with minimum fuss. 1 Celtic took a step closer to qualifying for the Europa League proper despite labouring to a 1-1 draw in the first leg against Lithuanian side Suduva.Olivier Ntcham’s effort got the Bhoys off to the ideal start when he headed home Mikey Johnston’s cross but the defence still remains a concern. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Latest Football News possible standings Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more ALTERED Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener MONEY Celtic wobbled for a while and Gordon made a great finger-tip save from striker Rigina Cicilia’s strike from the edge of the box before diving to his right to parry a powerful drive from substitute Julius Kasparavicius, both times the resultant corner coming to nothing.Griffiths replaced Johnston and Emilio Izaguirre came on for Gamboa in a double substitution as Rodgers tried to get his side back on track.The Scottish champions began to press with purpose in the final stages and Ajer headed a Griffiths corner past the post in added time but Suduva held out for the draw which had looked unlikely at the start of the evening. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won last_img read more

Schwarzenegger denies clemency for Tookie

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO (AP) — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger refused Monday to spare the life of Stanley Tookie Williams, the founder of the murderous Crips gang who awaited execution after midnight in a case that stirred debate over capital punishment and the possibility of redemption on death row. Schwarzenegger was not swayed by pleas from Hollywood stars and petitions from more than 50,000 people who said that Williams had made amends during more than two decades in prison by writing a memoir and a series of children’s books about the dangers of gangs. With a reprieve from the federal courts considered unlikely, Williams, 51, was set to die by injection at San Quentin State Prison early Tuesday for murdering four people in two 1979 holdups.last_img read more