“If you want to ban the used tyres, fix the roads!”– vehicle operators

first_imgIn light of the decision of the Government to ban used tyres, drivers are still maintaining that with the implementation of the ban, there should also be measures put in place with regard to the road network development in the country.According to a host of drivers who met with Guyana Times on Saturday, the decision to ban used tyres has created a major financial hurdle which was worsened by the bad roads in the country which they say quickly damage the new tyres. The drivers said that the cost of the new tyres was exorbitant and they were not as durable as the Government highlighted they would be since they needed to be frequently replaced, adding to their expense.“They ban the tyres and we had to accept it, right? So, why they can’t fix the roads now? The tyres don’t even last long and the roads destroying them faster. The Government, the Town Clerk seh the tyres gon last long, he mussy don’t use Georgetown roads. We gotta spend more and more money. What happen man, is nothing we ain’t got to do but waste we hard earnings?” voiced a private car driver who identified himself only as Singh.The drivers, however, indicated that if the roads, especially in Georgetown, were repaired given their current “broken” and “deteriorated state”, they would be more inclined to accept the Government’s prohibition of used tyres in the country.“It will make more sense if they just fix the roads and done, man. We can’t accept this law if we gotta keep getting in expense…. That’s nonsense. The roads got some big big holes in it and we gotta drive in it, and the tyres damaging up more. Let them fix the road and then we gon accept they new law. They just sit down there making laws like it’s nothing because it ain’t affecting them. They ain’t concern about poor people,” one driver commented.last_img read more

18 Communities Receive Solar Power in Nimba

first_imgEighteen communities in the Buu – Yao Administrative District are benefiting from solar powered lights provided by the German humanitarian organization GIZ through a program called “EnDev –Liberia.” The solar power installations cover 21 facilities, including 18 public schools and three clinics, in 18 communities across Buu – Yao, as well as the Kparblee Administrative District, which lies on the border with Ivory Coast.Mr. George King Howard from African Venture, a cocoa buying entity in the locality, told this newspaper that many of the farmers it deals with do not know how to read or write, and they (the farmers) have appealed for an adult illiteracy program.“It was based on that request that we contacted GIZ to install these solar lights in order to conduct the adult illiteracy classes,” he said. “We are installing solar energy lights in 18 public and private school facilities while the remaining three are for clinics.”The installation of the solar lights was received by the locals with rejoicing when the lights at one of the campuses were switched on.“We are very happy with the solar power because it will help a lot in our adult literacy program,” said William Kwemie, vice principal of the Buutuo Christian Union School.“We have been carrying out adult literacy programs using lanterns and ordinary Chinese dry cell lights and so, with this, more students will be encouraged to enroll in this school,” he added.“Most of the boys and girls in the program dropped out of school during the war and looking at their own responsibilities, they are unable to attend school during normal school time, except for the adult literacy program,” said another teacher. Upon the installation, GIZ technicians conducted a brief training for the end users on how to manage the solar lights to get enough light during the night hours.Gaijouhn Gayebuah of GIZ said, “There is no light greater than the daylight, so we want to keep the lights off during the day.”“The security of the solar lights rests in your hands,” another technician, Mark Geegbe, told the users during the training. “Make sure to clean the solar panel after one or two months whenever you find out that it is not producing the required light.”Despite their happiness, several persons expressed various expectations. “We thought this solar energy current light was going to provide AC for us to use other appliances in the clinic,” said one person.“We took all our vaccine materials to another clinic for storage, because we do not have the electricity that will keep the drugs cold, so when we heard about this (solar installation) we were so impressed; however, we thank GIZ for this, as we look forward to the more advanced type,” he added. Every installation carries 8 solar bulbs, used for lighting only. It is reportedly not powerful enough to charge a cell phone, which many persons were expecting. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

WCD woman critical after being stabbed by ex-lover

first_imgGeeta ‘Pinky’ Deochand of Lot 12 ‘P’ View Street, Cornelia Ida, West Coast Demerara has been stabbed at least 20 times about her body allegedly by Rohan Singh, the father of her 3-year-old son, and she is now reportedly battling for her life at the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH), where she has been rushed after the incident.Based on reports received, the 27-year-old mother of one was taking her son to school on Thursday morning at about 08:00h when the 27-year-old suspect rode up to her at Cornelia Ida, West Coast Demerara.Singh, who works at the Meadow Bank Wharf as a fish cleaner, subsequently request to kiss his son, but the woman did not give him permission, and an argument ensued.According to information received, the enraged man whipped out a knife from his pants pocket and started to stab the woman in the presence on their three-year-old son.After committing the act, the man jumped on his pedal cycle and rode away, but was later apprehended by the Police. While in Police custody, he admitted to committing the crime.The woman was picked up and rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, but was transferred to the WDRH, where she has been admitted.Guyana Times understands that, only a few days ago, Deochand had taken Singh to court for child support. In light of this development, she refused to allow Singh to kiss his child.Singh and Deochand have separated close to two years ago, but she would allow him to see his son although he was not contributing to the welfare of the child. She recently became fed up with Singh’s attitude and requested that he live up to his obligation to look after the child.When money was still not forthcoming, Deochand moved to the courts in order to force Singh to support his child.The boy is the only child for this couple.last_img read more

Record Temperature set Sunday

first_imgFort St. John set a not so welcome High on Ice record high yesterday, as the maximum temperature hit 8.7. That was two degrees warmer, than the previous January 18th high, set 65 years ago in 1944. The city is right now in the middle of heat-wave, that also nearly produced a January 17th record and might produce another one today. The Saturday high was 7.8 degrees, missing by only about one degree the 1965 record of 8.9. 7.8 is also the January 19th record and, 7 is the forecast high for today. – Advertisement -Over the past four days, the average high temperature at the local airport, has been 7.1…more than 30 degrees warmer than the average high of the first four days of the month, which was minus 25.2.last_img read more

PBR Bull riding event coming back to Dawson Creek

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Get ready for edge of your seat action as top PBR Bull Riders get ready to buck into Dawson Creek at the Encana Events Centre on Saturday, November 30 and try to tame the beast! Top Canadian Cowboys will be competing at the PBR Dawson Creek fueled by Lyons Production Services.Tickets for the event go on sale Friday, June 7 @ 10:00 AM and are priced at $60.00 & $50.00 plus applicable fees. Tickets can be purchased at the Tiger Box Office Plus in Dawson Creek, or at www.tigerboxboxofficeplus.ca or by phone at 1-877-339-8499 and at the Systems Sound Source Ticket Outlet in Fort St. John.This event is produced by Alpha Bull, which has a solid reputation for top events all across Canada. Chad Besplug, Alpha Bull’s founder and CEO, is a former bull rider who has extended his expertise in bull riding into developing top events.- Advertisement –last_img read more

WOW! SUPERB NEW PICTURE OF ARRANMORE SNOWY OWL

first_imgARRANMORE SNOWY OWL – PIC CHRISTINE CASSIDYTHIS is the latest fantastic picture of a male snowy owl which has made Arranmore Island its home.The bird was first seen on two weeks ago, and is still on the island.Ornithologists from north and south of the Border have been travelling to the island hoping to see the owl. Donegaldaily.com reader Christine Cassidy was among them – and this is her great pic!There were similar sightings on Arranmore in 1993 and on Tory in 2010.The Snowy Owl is an extremely rare bird in Ireland and this is the 13th confirmed record but only the third in the last 50 years.  WOW! SUPERB NEW PICTURE OF ARRANMORE SNOWY OWL was last modified: July 30th, 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:WOW! SUPERB NEW PICTURE OF ARRANMORE SNOWY OWLlast_img read more

LADIES GAA ROUND-UP: DONEGAL HAMMERED BY CORK

first_imgDONEGAL’S GAA ladies team were well beaten in their final league game of the season by the side which is now dominating the sport – Cork.Defending champions Cork will now meet Laois in the Bord Gáis Energy Ladies’ National Football League Division 1 final on Saturday May 7th.Rampant Cork, chasing a fourth successive League crown, hammered last year’s Division 2 champions Donegal by 7-16 to 1-10 in their semi-final at Tuam Stadium on Sunday, while Laois recorded a 2-11 to 1-10 victory over Monaghan in Ballymahon, Longford, on Sunday. Those results have set up a first Division 1 final meeting between Cork and Laois since 1993.At Tuam Stadium, all six of Cork’s starting forwards scored goals as the holders outclassed Donegal.Valerie Mulcahy finished as top scorer for the Leesiders with 1-5, Orla Farmer bagged 2-1, Amy O’Shea hit 1-3, Rhona Buckley and Nollaig Cleary collected 1-2 each and Grace Kearney grabbed the other goal.Cork led by 4-7 to 0-7 at half-time before Geraldine McLaughlin hit a consolation goal for Donegal in the second half from a penalty. Meanwhile, Laois overturned a two-point half-time deficit to record what will be viewed as an upset against Monaghan.Martha Kirwan and Sinead Doogue scored the goals for Laois, who trailed by 1-5 to 1-7 at the break, on a day when Tracey Lawlor hit 0-6 for the O’Moore County.Aoife McAnespie scored Monaghan’s first half goal, but Cora Courtney saw her second half penalty saved by Laois goalkeeper Ciamh Dollard.Laois introduced their full compliment of five subs and fresh legs made a huge difference in the second half as the winners held on to reach a first Division 1 final since 2003.RESULTS: Bord Gáis Energy Ladies National Football League Division 1 semi-finals:Monaghan 1-10 Laois 2-11Cork 7-16 Donegal 1-10Bord Gáis Energy Ladies National Football League Division 2 semi-finals:Kerry 0-11 Meath 1-11Dublin 3-12 Cavan 1-9Bord Gáis Energy Ladies National Football League Division 3 semi-finals:Clare 5-13 Wicklow 2-12Fermanagh 4-7 Down 1-15Bord Gáis Energy Ladies National Football League Division 4 semi-finals:Westmeath 2-22 Offaly 1-11Roscommon 2-15 Louth 2-6 LADIES GAA ROUND-UP: DONEGAL HAMMERED BY CORK was last modified: April 18th, 2011 by gregShare 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 ladies gaalast_img read more

CATHAL MAC SUIBHNE’S GAA BLOG: A WIN OVER DUBLIN WOULD BE BIG JIM’S GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT

first_imgJim McGeniusBY Cathal Mac Suibhne: The dream semi-final, the match that everyone wants to see is now a reality; though there looked to be a real chance of a nightmare unfolding for Donegal in the dying stages of yesterday’s contest with Armagh. Two wonderful points from the left pegs of Michael Murphy and Patrick McBrearty finally shook off an Orchard side who were behind for much of the game but looked to have timed their raid to perfection.It was a patchy performance from Donegal, the overall unit not performing anywhere near the level it is capable of but there were some stirring individual displays. The McGee brothers were fantastic in the full back line while in front of them Frank McGlynn and Anthony Thompson put in incredible shifts. Thompson won a huge amount of ball and in tandem with Neil Gallagher, was the source of so much of the side’s primary possession. Gallagher had another big game at midfield; Donegal just don’t function in the same way when he’s not on the pitch, he holds it all together around the middle and his fielding is a joy to watch. There were a few of Paul Durcan’s kick outs that went awry, on occasion kicking straight to unmarked Armagh men. Whether these were errors from Durcan or from the his men not making the correct run its hard to say but that particular facet of the game will be hugely important in the semi-final and Gallagher again will need to be at his best.McGlynn meanwhile ran himself into the ground, attacking the left flank over and over again – he can’t have been far off leaving tracks in the Croke Park sod. With McGlynn raiding down the wing the central channel was the route taken by Leo McLoone. The Glenties man’s direct running and superb ball control has been a feature of this year’s Championship and with him being so comfortable off both feet he’s a nightmare for defenders trying to stop him.While the aforementioned players and others of course all played their part, there was one man who stood taller than anyone else, captain Murphy. We’ve seen numerous exhibitions of football from the Maestro but yesterday was as good as he’s ever been from a leadership perspective. So often when Donegal ran into the Armagh defensive wall, the play slowed down as the team had to be patient and hold possession. Invariably it was Michael who would then inject some pace into a move, make a run, create something from nothing and his fingerprints were on almost every Donegal score.His equaliser was a perfect example. Making a surge from deep he collected the ball at halfway before off loading; he continued his run and two passes later he was on Frank McGlynn’s shoulder to receive the ball and slot it over the bar with his left foot. You could almost sense it amongst the team whenever they engaged in the patient, keep-ball build up – they were waiting until Michael got on the ball and then suddenly the runs were made, openings created.Odhran MacNiallais continued his dream debut season of Championship football, scoring a well taken goal while also getting a crucial score after Armagh had taken the lead late on. He and Ryan McHugh have firmly put themselves in the frame for the Young Player of the Year gong, as well as All Stars.His goal came at a time when Donegal were struggling, content to stifle their opponents but not showing much inventiveness themselves. That changed after twenty minutes when Michael was pushed up alongside Colm McFadden in the full forward line. With that switch Armagh had to reorganise their defence with Charlie Vernon and Brendan Donaghy sharing responsibility for Murphy. The consternation he creates in opposition defences merely by his presence leads to space for others – within minutes of the switch being made, MacNiallais found room in behind and cracked his goal in off the upright.From then on Donegal appeared to have the measure of Armagh with the Orchardmen reduced to initiating scraps and doing their best to get under Donegal’s skin. As Karl Lacey made his was off the field at halftime, Aidan Forker immediately ran towards him to give him a shunt and some pleasantries in his ear. Lacey looked bemused by the episode and by the childishness of Armagh.Lacey had a quiet enough game after picking up an early injury; while you’d want to have your top players firing it is encouraging to see Donegal winning games knowing that there is more in the tank. McFadden is certainly a case in point – it is just not happening for him. In trying to make amends he’s probably trying even harder and trying to force things, going for shots that aren’t on. It would be a surprise to see him start the semi-final on the bench but you can be sure it will be discussed amongst the management team. The third quarter surge that has been key to Donegal over recent years was evident again; the scoreboard was kept ticking over and they found themselves three points to the good as we approached the hour mark. Some wastefulness didn’t help matters and with a bit more composure the lead could have been a few points more.Then came Armagh’s goal, very unlucky from Paul Durcan’s point of view, with the ball rebounding off the post and into the net off his foot. Armagh sensed blood and started to believe the game was theirs. Donegal though showed huge courage to get back into the game and get back in front, a real mark of seasoned champions.Substitute Martin McElhinney showed great bravery and heart to throw himself onto a loose ball and guide it into the path of a team-mate in the build up to McBrearty’s winner. That type of play, putting your body on the line, will be required from every man that takes the field in the semi-final. McElhinney’s clubmate Christy Toye didn’t see much of the ball from an attacking sense put he was another who put in a huge amount of work. For large parts of the first half he was marking Aaron Kernan and he covered his runs diligently and sacrificed himself for the cause in attempting to negate one of Armagh’s main threats.And so to what awaits in three weeks time. The Dubs will present a huge challenge. Many have said that Donegal are the only team that can potentially topple the juggernaut. That is probably true but it will still take the performance of our lives to make that happen. At times yesterday we got turned over in the Armagh half of the field when we were expecting to get frees – these little nuances of the game all have to improve, everything has to be lifted a notch. Donegal will not have impressed many with their overall display yesterday and as such the team will be rank outsiders for the last four encounter. We’re winning games with our best finisher, McFadden, out of form and with other players who have another gear or two to find. Others though like McLoone, McHugh and Thompson are going above and beyond – is that enough to beat Dublin?Jim has lost just three championship games as Donegal bainisteoir; with the Ulster Final win this year and now redemption in the quarter finals after last year’s horrow show, two of those three wrongs have been righted. Only one remains – Dublin in an All-Ireland semi-final. The game will represent the greatest test of the McGuinness system but no doubt it will be a task he will relish. A win would be his greatest achievement.CATHAL MAC SUIBHNE’S GAA BLOG: A WIN OVER DUBLIN WOULD BE BIG JIM’S GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT was last modified: August 10th, 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:armaghCathal Mac SuibhneCroke ParkdonegaldublinGAA blogJim McGuinnesslast_img read more

49ers notes: Does wide receiver corps need Josh Gordon?

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSANTA CLARA — Not long after coach Kyle Shanahan critiqued 49ers receivers’ inability to break free from the Detroit Lions coverage, he defended that unit when asked whether it needs a boost from Josh Gordon, the Cleveland Browns impending castoff.“I love our whole team and the guys that we have,” Shanahan said after Sunday’s 30-27 win. “We can win with the people we have. … But we will look into every situation to …last_img read more