High Street to reopen today

first_imgFollowing the closure of a section of High Street, Georgetown on Saturday to facilitate rehabilitation works, construction workers have assured that the road will be reopened to the public today.High Street, from Hadfield to Princes Street, has been upgraded to meet the needs of drivers. However, the move without notice created quite some havoc on a busy Saturday afternoon which resulted in a major traffic back-up.The route 42 or Timehri bus park was also again removed to facilitate these works. Drivers were forced to use alternative streets to head to their destinations.last_img read more

PPP wins 52 of the 80 Local Authority Areas

first_imgLGE 2018…tied in 5 othersThe People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) on Wednesday announced that based on the preliminary results of the November 12 Local Government Elections (LGE), it has doubled the margin of votes, resulting in the Party willing 52 of the 80 Local Authority Areas (LAAs) and tying five.The PPP/C said the margin of votes moved from about 24,000 at the 2016 LGE to over 45,000 in 2018. The difference of votes between the PPP/C and the Alliance For Change (AFC) was a whopping 113,000 votes, validating the Party’s position that the AFC is a spent political force. Between the PPP/C and the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), the difference of votes was over 50,000.The Party said the win was despite the gerrymandering efforts by the APNU/AFC Government. The Party has contended that the new LAAs as well as the reduction and merging of several constituencies was all a ploy by the Government to make sure they win that area.“Notwithstanding this, the PPP/C increased its win from 48 LAAs in 2016 to 52 LAAs in 2018 Local Government Elections… It is public knowledge that coalition Government created nine new areas as part of the gerrymandering effort to improve its showing at the Local Government Elections. Despite this, in two of the nine new LAAs, the PPP/C won control of the NDCs – the Nile/Cozier NDC, Region Two, and the Wyburg/Caracas NDC, Region Six,” the Party said in a statement.The PPP/C said that tied the Lamaha/Yarrowkabra and Moruca/Phoenix Park NDCs which are new ones created by the Government. Additionally, changes were made to 14 LAAs via the reduction of 16 constituencies that were won by the PPP/C at the 2016 LGEs.In Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), two of the LAAs where changes were made were the Evergreen/Paradise and Aberdeen/Zorg-en-Vlygt NDCs – in both of these LAAs the constituency seats were reduced from nine to eight, which resulted in the PPP/C winning four seats and APNU winning the other four. However, based on the PR votes, the PPP/C secured “convincing wins in these areas.” In Evergreen/Paradise, the vote totals show: PPP/C – 1094 (PR) votes; and APNU – 480. In Aberdeen/Zorg-en-Vlygt, the vote totals show: PPP/C – 1,059; and APNU – 390.Changes were also made in the Bush Lot/Adventure NDC – an area that the PPP/C won in 2016 – which has now resulted in a tie between the PPP/C and APNU. The changes at Malgre Tout/Meer Zorgen NDC, which was tied in 2016, saw the PPP/C not being able to secure the majority seats.WinsOf the 10 towns in Guyana, the Opposition secured control of five of the towns winning all the seats in Anna Regina, Region Two; 12 of the 16 seats in Rose Hall, Berbice; 14 of the 16 seats in Corriverton, Berbice; six of the 10 seats in Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo); and eight of the 12 seats Mabaruma, Region One.“The Party was successful in taking control of the Town Councils in Lethem and Mabaruma from the APNU/AFC coalition, despite the use of State resources (monies spent on chartered flights, distribution of sports gears, bicycles, etc) by the Government to campaign in these areas in an effort to maintain control of the Town Councils,” the PPP/C said.In Georgetown, the PPP/C made significant inroads, securing a total of seven seats on the Town Council – up from two seats previously held. At the 2016 LGE, the Party secured two seats based on the PR votes. This year, the Party, not only doubled its PR votes, coping four seats, but also won three of the 15 constituencies in Georgetown – bringing the total to seven, the Party added.Over in Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) the PPP/C recorded a 60 per cent vote increase as well as securing more seats in the municipalities of Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) and New Amsterdam, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne). In Mahdia, the newly created town, the Party secured over 20 per cent of the PR votes and secured one seat on the Town Council.“The Whim/Bloomfield NDC, Region Six, was another notable win. It was none other than AFC’s Moses Nagamootoo who declared that “there is a straight contest” between the PPP/C and the AFC in this NDC, touted his participation in a ‘mini’ rally and talked up attendance at the AFC leaders at a meeting at Auchlyne School – claiming, in one of his many vacuous speeches in the National Assembly, that the space at the school was inadequate to accommodate the ‘huge’ crowds. The PPP/C secured almost 90 per cent of the votes and 13 out of 14 seats in the Whim/Bloomfield NDC. The AFC had less votes in the NDC than the number of candidates and individuals on the Nominators’ List (backers’ list) that they submitted to the Guyana Elections Commission, proving our point that they had to compile fraudulent lists,” the statement said.Another notable win for the Party was that of the Buxton/Foulis NDC in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica).last_img read more

1st Annual Black Swan Bombers Mixed Slow Pitch Tournament starts tonight

first_imgFriday, 6:30 pm: Beauty and the Beast vs Weekend WarriorsSaturday, 8:00 am: Stingers vs KrushSaturday, 10:00 am: Black Swan Bombers vs Beauty and the BeastSaturday, 12:00 pm: Beauty and the Beast vs Fort Motor BoatersSaturday, 2:00 pm: Black Swan Bombers vs PitchslapsSaturday, 4:00 pm: Stingers vs the RandosDiamond 3:Friday, 6:30 pm: Canfor vs PitchslapsSaturday, 8:00 am: Fort Motor Boaters vs Silver BulletsSaturday, 10:00 am: Silver Bullets vs StingersSaturday, 12:00 pm: Canfor vs the RandosSaturday, 2:00 pm: Krush vs BC SlamSaturday, 4:00 pm: BC Slam vs Fort Motor BoatersThe tournaments starts tonight at 6:30 p.m. in Taylor TAYLOR, B.C. – The 1st Annual Black Swan Bombers Mixed Slow Pitch Tournament is officially happening this weekend.The tournament was originally going to see 18 teams pitted against each other but will now see just twelve.Teams will be dispersed over three division and will play for over $8,000 in cash prizes. Featured at the tournament are beer gardens, a concession, 50/50 draw and homerun derby. All proceeds from the concession and 50/50 will go towards the memorial art installation, “Walking with our Sisters.”- Advertisement -The playing format will have seven men and three women on the field at all times. The round robin schedule is shown below:Diamond 1: Friday, 6:30 pm: The Randos vs BC SlamSaturday, 8:00 am: Black Swan Bombers vs HL RedsSaturday, 10:00 am: Krush vs PitchslapsSaturday, 12:00 pm: Weekend Warriors vs HL RedsSaturday, 2:00 pm: Weekend Warriors vs Silver BulletsSaturday, 4:00 pm: Canfor vs HL RedsDiamond 2:Advertisementlast_img read more

Muhoroni Youth relegated from KPL

first_img0Shares0000Muhoroni Youth players disappointingly walking away from the match after the final whistle. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULU/NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 5- Muhoroni Youth are officially relegated from the Kenyan Premier League after Sunday results involving the other relegation fighting teams, Mathare United, Thika United and Western Stima.Both Mathare and Thika won by similar 1-0 margins over Nzoia Sugar and Tusker FC respectively, opening up a 10 point gap over Muhoroni who have three matches remaining and with a maximum nine points available, their fate is all but sealed. The Sunday results mean Mathare and Thika are both on 35 points, only separated by goal difference with the Slum Boys occupying the safe slot at 15th while Thika are on the 50-50 survival slot at 16th. They might survive automatically or be subjected to a play off if FKF have their way.Western Stima meanwhile dropped three points off safety after coming from behind to draw 2-2 with Ulinzi Stars in Kisumu.Ezekiel Otuoma put up a man of the match performance against his former employers, scoring the opener and providing the assist for the late equalizer, but it didn’t give the desired effect.The powermen will be relegated if they lose their next match and either Thika or Mathare pick a point. With one match to go, the gap will be four points and thus mathematically impossible to close the distance.In Nakuru, champions Gor Mahia were held to a 1-1 draw by Zoo Kericho in a match that Gor head coach Dylan Kerr fielded most of his fringe players.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Dog’s death in Carson raises hackles

first_imgBurke made a motion at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting asking the county’s director of animal care and control to report the findings of an investigation into Zephyr’s death at the board’s Jan. 8 meeting. “Whatever comes back is probably going to be lip service to the Board of Supervisors,” Olshan said. “I don’t have faith, based on my experience with them, that anything positive is going to come out of this.” gene.maddaus@dailybreeze.com 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 MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe dog had become sick on Nov. 5, and did not respond to subsequent treatment, according to the shelter. On Nov. 27, the dog took a turn for the worse and died of pneumonia before it could be adopted out. Burke’s office has received numerous letters complaining about Zephyr’s treatment, and Burke herself visited the shelter last week to examine the situation. “I’m a dog lover and a cat lover, and you can be sure I’ll never let a dog be mistreated,” Burke said Tuesday. “I did go in and check the temperature, and the temperature was around 70. But you just never know what the situation is.” The activists say that the heating system has been repaired since Zephyr’s death, and dogs are now receiving blankets. They also claim that dogs do not receive adequate medical care at the facility. The shelter is scheduled to receive more than $1million in upgrades, much of which is expected to cover the cost of a new ward for medical treatment and surgery. Under pressure from animal welfare activists, county Supervisor Yvonne Brathwaite Burke asked for an investigation Tuesday into the death of a puppy at the Carson animal shelter. The 10-month-old dog, named Zephyr, died Dec. 1 after an illness. Spurred by an account from an anonymous volunteer at the shelter, numerous activists have charged that the dog was left out in the cold without blankets, contributing to its death. “The county wasn’t providing her emergency care, which she should have gotten,” said Ryan Olshan, one of the activists who has protested the dog’s treatment. “It’s most likely that the cold, from her being outside, contributed to her death.” The shelter staff issued a statement on the death Dec. 4, disputing some of the activists’ claims. According to the shelter, Zephyr was provided indoor shelter space, a bed and a blanket. last_img read more

COMHALTAS OFFER MUSIC CLASSES IN LETTERKENNY

first_imgComhaltas Ceoltóirí LetterkennyMusic ClassesMusic lessons for adults will commence from Wednesday the 10th February. They will be held in Full Tilt Studio beside Highland Radio from 7.00pm to 8.00pm. This will be a 10 week course. All instruments are catered for in the traditional style. Music classes for children continue to take place every Tuesday evening. Beginner guitar from 6.00pm. All other instruments from 6.40pm.to 8.30pm. These classes also take place in Full Tilt Studio. Classes are for beginners and intermediate students.For more information contact Joe Gibson at 086 0854326.Weekly Trad SessionThe weekly Branch Tuesday night session continues to take place in Gallaghers’ Hotel from 9.30pm. All traditional musicians and those interested in Irish Traditional music are welcome.COMHALTAS OFFER MUSIC CLASSES IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: February 8th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Loreto Convent’s ‘Little Things’ project raises €7,400 for Jigsaw

first_imgLoreto Letterkenny’s project Little Things has raised €7,403 for youth mental health organisation Jigsaw.Class Fionn and Ms Mary McFadden presented the cheque to Jigsaw earlier this week.The funds were raised through the sale of their book “Little Things” and their Lip Sync Battle. The book was written by students, including stories and poetry.A spokesperson for Little Things thanked everyone who helped out, donated, and supported the project in any way.“The project was fuelled by the energy and enthusiasm of the staff and students in Loreto Letterkenny! The amazing good will and support of individuals and businesses in our community allowed us to have free entry to the [Lip Sync Battle]! So considering it was an entirely free event €7400 is incredible!“Your mental health is very precious so make sure you take of yours and look out for those around you.” The project kicked off on May 6th 2016, with 1,000 people leaving the event at the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny more aware and educated on mental health.Jigsaw provide young people between the ages of 15 and 25 with free confidential support. To learn more about Jigsaw you can visit their website.Loreto Convent’s ‘Little Things’ project raises €7,400 for Jigsaw was last modified: April 22nd, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Jigsaw Donegalletterkennyloreto little thingslast_img read more

DRUNK WOMAN TOLD GARDAÍ AT PUB: ‘COME ON *****, ARREST ME’

first_imgA WOMAN who got drunk at a well-known local pub after threatening staff told a Garda: “Come on to f*** you pr*** and arrest me.”Staff at the Cavern Bar in Letterkenny had to call officers after refusing to serve more drink to Charlene Montgomery.The 23-year-old from Ballinascadden, Coolboy, had become “an extreme danger to herself and others” said Inspector Goretti Sheridan at Letterkenny District Court. Montgomery admitted using threatening and abusive behaviour and being drunk in a public place.When Gardai arrived she had made the comments about being arrested, said the inspector.Her solicitor Donagh Cleary said her behaviour on the night was “somewhat bizarre.”He said his client had reacted to being spoken to in a derogatory manner by bar staff.“She was mixing medication with alcohol and it had an unfortunate outcome for everyone,” said Mr Cleary.“She has no previous convictions and is unlikely to be here again.”Judge Paul Kelly ordered a probation report and payment of compensation for €200 worth of damage caused in the bar.DRUNK WOMAN TOLD GARDAÍ AT PUB: ‘COME ON *****, ARREST ME’ was last modified: May 21st, 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:arrestCavern BarGardailetterkennyrowlast_img read more

Lewandowksi’s next club: Man United, Chelsea or Real Madrid?

first_img1. Real Madrid – 2/1 8 3. Manchester United – 5/1 8 8 8 8 5. Juventus – 20/1 Lewandowski has been linked with a variety of top clubs center_img 8 4. PSG – 6/1 8 Robert Lewandowski put multiple top European clubs on alert last week when his agent revealed he is set for a move away from Bayern Munich.Pini Zahavi claims the 29-year-old is seeking a “new challenge” and that top bosses at the Allianz Arena have been informed of his desire to leave.As a result, the rumour mill kicked into action with clubs such as Real Madrid, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea all linked with a move for the Polish striker.But where will he end up?Below are Skybet’s odds on the club Robert Lewandowski’s will sign for this summer and also on the possibility that he might stay at Bayern Munich.6. Manchester City – 25/1 8 Odds Lewandowski will stay at Bayern Munich – 6/4Odds Lewandowski will leave Bayern Munich – 1/2 2. Chelsea – 7/2last_img read more

Raiders find their new feature back in Alabama’s Josh Jacobs

first_imgALAMEDA — Jon Gruden looked into the camera and issued a message to his new running back.“If you’re listening Josh, I encourage you to get some rest, because we’re gonna run you a lot,” Gruden said with conviction. “We’re gonna give you a great opportunity.”Josh Jacobs, the former Alabama running back, is the Raiders’ new feature back after they drafted him with the 24th overall pick on Thursday night. Jacobs’ arrival officially spells the end of Marshawn Lynch’s career, beginning a new era …last_img read more