Having to traverse the main road in Eccles Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, on a daily basis, many residents have raised concerns over the deplorable road conditions, as well as the surrounding environment that has evolved into a cloudy one.This situation was amplified with the onset of the May/June rains. This has caused residents to become vocal in their pleas to the Ministry of Public Infrastructure to have this addressed immediately.In addition, residents complained that persons from neighbouring villages would visit a number of locations in the area to burn theirA part of the road slanted at both sides with residents using the corner for a burning sitegarbage, often leaving rubble and burning debris behind.When Guyana Times visited the area on Saturday, potholes dotted almost the entire length of the road, posing quite an obstacle course for vehicles traversing the area.These were complimented by tall bushes that had caught fire from a nearby location where garbage was being burnt.Where there were no potholes, the road had slanted onto its sides, narrowing the pathway for vehicular traffic.One resident said the road further deteriorates when large trucks frequently traverse the area to facilitate a number of private business operations.She said that residents had attempted to fix the road using improvised methods but these had all failed since there were no professionals involved in the repairing.Further, residents added, calls made to the Ministry of Public Infracture to have the roads fixed have fallen on deaf ears.Another enraged resident told this publication that he had been trying to have something done by Central Government but his efforts were futile as failed promises were all he got from meetings.Additionally, a number of businesses which had contributed to the deteriorated road, vowed to contribute toward its repair but they too have failed in their promise even as they continue operate.“These businessmen had said they would help but nothing has been done yet. They are the ones who helping to destroy our road, the same road they have to use for their personal vehicles and still they don’t care about how this is damaging our community,” the man explained.While residents continue to do as much as they can to make the roads better, they are appealing for the Ministry to do its part in upkeeping the infrastructural setting of Eccles.
Officials and villagers of Nappi, Region Nine, at the new well that was dugOver seven hundred residents of Nappi Village, Region 9 (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo), will be beneficiaries of a new well that was drilled to provide the community with easier access to potable water.The drilling of the well was undertaken through a collaborative effort between the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).Under the Japan-Caribbean Climate Change Partnership (J-CCCP), the two parties are working towards increasing resilience of indigenous communities to vulnerabilities in the drought period, through improved water quality, access and storage.As a result, Brazilian company, Fox Trading was contracted to drill the well, which was completed on Saturday, May 4, at a depth of 144 metres.The initial water production from the well was witnessed by GWI officials along with the Toshao of Nappi Village, Region Nine, Guy Frederick, at approximately 23:00h on Saturday.GWI is now tasked with installing distribution and transmission mains, pumps and service connections, while the UNDP is expected to erect a trestle with storage tanks, all of which will ensure residents are adequately served.According to residents, the new well will ease their burden of having to walk approximately 600 metres downhill to fetch water for daily use.One middle-aged resident, Egbert Frederick said he could not have believed his eyes when he saw the well being drilled.Austin Domingo, 85 years of age, said he has reached the age where he can no longer walk long distances and fetch water since his knees are now weak. He thanked the Government of Guyana and other stakeholders involved in the project for supplying potable water to his community.
WalMart Canada is teaming up with the Salvation Army to provide a little extra Christmas change.On Dec. 23, the company will match all in-store donations across Canada to the Sally Anne’s Christmas Kettle Campaign up to $100,000.- Advertisement -In Fort St. John, officials from the local not-for-profit organization are excited to add Walmart’s donation to its Christmas target.The kettle at the local WalMart can bring in $1,000 on a good day, which would mean the organization could receive $2,000 with the added donation, says Captain Ben Lippers with the Fort St. John Salvation Army.Despite being slightly behind in general donations before it began, Lippers says, overall, the Christmas Campaign has been going well, raising more money than the same time last year.The organization is trying to raise $200,000 to help make up for the fewer general donations throughout the year. With only days left until Christmas, it has already raised $155,000 – $52,000 of which was raised through the kettle campaign.Advertisement As for the food and toy drives, Lippers says the donations have poured in.[asset|aid=3380|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=94074c00222dbb7a45057af07e8aecd4-Lippers Christmas Campaign _1_Pub.mp3] The Salvation Army will also be holding a turkey lunch for anyone in the community who wishes to attend. It will be held starting at 12 p.m. at the Salvation Army on 100 Ave.
Before he made an official visit to UCLA during his senior season at Kellam High, Sutherland said Ohio, where relatives lived, was the furthest he traveled from home. “I love to travel,” Sutherland said. “It’s nice to see new things, and see different cultures. Even from one coast to another, it’s so different. It’s cool.” Sutherland’s soft side may have been developed from his infancy – literally. His mother, Barbara Kingan, said Noah weighed 10 pounds, 11 ounces at birth. When he was in fifth grade, he wasn’t allowed to play flag football because league organizers feared he would hurt the other kids, so he moved up to the tackle level, which was usually reserved for older kids. “And he was still the biggest kid there,” Kingan said. In grammar school, Sutherland was always being reprimanded. Not for bullying others, but for talking. It turned out Sutherland was finishing his work so quickly he had nothing to do. So he spoke to his other classmates, and kept them from finishing their work. “The teacher got wise to it, so she worked out with him that when he was done, he could go across the hall to a special needs class and help them,” said Kingan, who is flying in for Saturday’s UCLA game against Notre Dame at the Rose Bowl. “He helped out one of the PTA programs, and when he was done there, a special needs class did a Wizard of Oz play, and he helped with that. “He was the tin man, and (the other kids) had short attention spans, so he would go around and prod them to make sure they were doing things right. It was the cutest thing.” Even now, Sutherland’s soft spot for kids is evident. He has twin cousins, Alison and Bailee, who were born 5
Although life for the veteran is slowly returning to normal, Vidana’s left side is still weak and he tires quickly. Reading numbers can sometimes be daunting, and fast-paced conversation overwhelms him. More than 2,300 U.S. troops have been killed and 17,000 more wounded in the Iraq war, which officially began March 20, 2003. About 20 percent of those wounded suffered a traumatic brain injury, according to studies of patients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Doctors attribute the high numbers of brain injuries to land mines and improvised explosive devices that negate improved body armor. Brain injury can cause cognitive problems, along with irritability, short-term memory loss and depression. “It’s much worse to be injured in the brain because the self becomes injured – you are not your body, but you are your brain. Many end up being a stripped-down version of who they were before,” said Harriet Zeiner, a clinical neuropsychologist at Veteran Affairs in Palo Alto. “And most people don’t look as if they have been injured. That’s what makes it so dangerous.” Rachel Uranga, (818) 713-3741 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SUN VALLEY – By all accounts, Sgt. Jesus Vidana should have been killed by the sniper’s bullet that pierced his helmet. Instead, he was evacuated from Baghdad to a military hospital where he received the kind of medical care that creates miracles and saves lives. And while Vidana knows he is forever changed by the brain damage he suffered, he also realizes how far he’s come in the three years since he was wounded. “I feel like the old me would have done everything better and faster but I can’t compare myself,” he said from his home in Sun Valley. “I know things will never be the same. At least I can deal better with it now.” Vidana was a college student and athlete when he was deployed to Iraq with the Marine Reserves, working as a radio operator. After recovering from brain surgery, he had to relearn those skills – along with how to walk, eat and bathe himself – during grueling rehabilitation sessions at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, one of four national centers treating veterans with multiple injuries. “There would be days that he would just be crying out in pain,” said Rosina Vidana, his mother, who spent the better part of three months at the hospital watching him recover. Reading proved monumental and though he would eventually re-enroll in college, it took him hours longer than others to do class assignments. He eventually passed his exam, with extra time allowed for his disability. Afraid he couldn’t handle the rigor of an eight-hour workday, he took a part-time job as an occupational therapist at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, where he helps those struggling – as he did – to again learn to walk, read and dress.
1 The 28-year-old full-back featured regularly under Neil Warnock last season as the Bluebirds secured promotion back to the Premier League.Bennett, who joined Cardiff from Aston Villa in August 2016, had entered the final year of the contract at the Welsh capital.But he has now penned fresh terms until 2021.He told the club’s official website: “I’m really happy. It got sorted out very quickly, so now I can just concentrate on my football and hopefully having a good season.“We’ve got a good squad and the manager has signed some good, young and hungry players. There is no pressure on us and we can just go out and enjoy it.“I just can’t wait to get the season going. It will be nice to meet the new lads, hopefully have a good pre-season down in Cornwall and then get stuck into it!” Joe Bennett has penned a new contract with Cardiff City Cardiff City defender Joe Bennett has committed his future to the Welsh club by signing a new three-year contract.
DONEGAL TD Pearse Doherty clashed with Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the Dáil this afternoon as the Government handed over another €12M to unsecured bondholders today – enough money to pay off hospital deficits and save school bus routes, according to Doherty.The clash – broadcast live on rte.ie – saw the Gaoth Dobhair man claim that the cost of the of part of the EU/IMF bailout had also risen by 1% since Fine Gael/Labour took office.In response to a Parliamentary Question by Deputy Doherty the Department of Finance has confirmed that the interest rate on the EFSM portion of the EU/IMF programme loans was 5.425% in January 2011 and 6.425% in June 2011. Deputy Doherty said: “Week after week the Taoiseach and Minister for Finance tell the Dáil that negotiations seeking a reduction in the interest rate on the EU portion of the EU/IMF bailout loans are ongoing.“On taking office the Government told us that they would secure a 1% reduction in the interest rate saving the taxpayer up to €450 million a year.“Having failed to secure this marginal reduction Minister Noonan came into this house only a few weeks ago and admitted that he was no longer looking for a 1% reduction, but a 0.6% reduction and only on future draw downs, slashing the hoped for saving by 65%.“However it now appears that not only will the government not secure this reduction, but the tax payer will end up paying even more as the interest rats on the EFSM portion of the EU/IMF loans has increased by 1% since the Government came into office.” ‘SO-CALLED EUROPEAN PARTNERS’Doherty told the Taoiseach that ‘our so called partners in Europe’ look set to profit to the tune of €10 billion as a result of the 3% mark up on the interest rate.He added: “The Minister for Finance needs to stop politely begging for a 0.6% reduction, acknowledge that the Irish people the cost of the recent interest rate rises and start to deal with the real issue, which is why our partners in Europe are profiting from a misfortune which they played a part in creating.”Taoiseach Mr Kenny told the Dáil that there was no detailed discussion of the situation in Ireland at last week’s European Council in Brussels.But Mr Kenny said that the Council had welcomed progress made in Ireland’s implementation of the reform programme. He said he told French President Nicolas Sarkozy of the importance of the rate of Ireland’s loan and that the corporation tax rate was not open for change.The Taoiseach and Mr Doherty were speaking during Statements in the Dáil on the European Council meeting.DOHERTY CLASHES WITH TAOISEACH OVER CASH FOR BONDHOLDER GAMBLERS was last modified: June 29th, 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:BAILOUTBondholdersEnda Kennyhospital overspendsPearse Doherty TDschool bus routesTaoiseach
GLENDALE – The Brand Boulevard of Cars is getting its most extreme makeover in recent history, with several dealerships planning multimillion-dollar expansion and renovation projects. And the opportunity to sell more cars from the dealerships located along the 15-block stretch of Brand Boulevard from Colorado Street to San Fernando Road means more high-paying jobs and more sales tax revenue for the city, officials said. “It gives a strong message that, based on each company’s analysis of this community and the surrounding communities, this place is the place to be,” said City Councilman Dave Weaver. “Because they’re making huge financial investments, they’re planning to stay here.” Weaver said he had never seen as much construction along the Brand Boulevard of Cars as he sees now. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week One of the most visible projects is at Pacific BMW, 800 S. Brand Blvd., which is building four-story structures on either side of the street, connected by a three-story “bridge.” The $20 million project is being built in phases, with completion of the 226,000-square-foot facility slated for 2007. Pacific BMW’s rebuilt facility will resemble the Glendale Galleria’s bridge over Central Avenue, officials said. “For the most part, I think it’s a street that hasn’t built in a while, and I think it’s just development and growing with the times,” said Reggie Louie, operations manager at the BMW dealership. Other construction projects at South Brand dealerships include a $10 million, four-story new showroom at Glendale Infiniti. And Calstar Motors, a Mercedes-Benz dealership, has completed a preliminary plan review process for a $20 million facility that would have two four-story buildings. Glendale Nissan plans a $10 million renovation and expansion of its existing facility. And Toyota of Glendale is about to start construction on a parking structure set to cost roughly $5 million, officials said. There are 16 dealerships along South Brand, and some of the other dealerships have also expanded or renovated in recent years. Dealerships bought land from neighboring businesses or residents for their expansion projects. The City Council in 1992 encouraged the dealers to undertake such build-outs when it adopted a zoning plan for South Brand. “With larger facilities, they’ll be able to sell more (cars), which means they get more, which means they sell more, so it’s kind of a cycle,” said Philip Lanzafame, Glendale director of development services. “They are a large producer of sales tax revenue for the city,” Lanzafame said. “They generate anywhere between $4.5 million and $5.5 million a year for the city’s general fund.” Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
BY TRAVEL EDITOR: TIM HEDGLEY…Make the most of the upcoming half term holidays with the family this October by taking a short break and staying in one of the North’s luxurious hotels, moody castles, self-catering accommodation or for the more adventurous what about glamping.There are some great-value deals to be had and the North is packed with amazing things to do and places to go, explained Tourism NI’s Destination PR Officer Pauline Gormley.“The half-term break is the perfect excuse to get away this autumn. Whether you’re looking for some rest and relaxation, a busy shopping break or perhaps a romantic get away with your other half, there are a range of great value accommodation offers available all over NI to avail of,” Pauline added. Tourism Northern Ireland has put together a list of accommodation offers* and suggestions for places to visit and things to do this half term for Donegal Daily readers:BelfastIf it’s a jam packed short break you’re after then Belfast is perfect as it is bursting with musical, cultural and foodie goings on. The city has everything including shopping, award winning restaurants, bars, museums, lots of family attractions, and much more.Enjoy a two night stay in Belfast’s city centre at the Europa Hotel from only £130 per person sharing for bed and breakfast and visit one of the world’s oldest pubs, the Crown Bar, just across the road. The Wellington Park Hotel, Belfast, close to Queen’s University, is offering two nights bed and breakfast from £89 per person sharing. One of Belfast’s newest hotels, the Clayton Hotel, is offering a two night mid-week deal for bed and breakfast from £99 per person. The popular Malone Lodge, Belfast’s half term offer is two night’s bed and breakfast mid-week from £99 per person.Ramada Plaza Belfast is offering visitors one night’s stay and tickets to explore Crumlin Road Gaol from only £59.50 per person sharing. Park Avenue Hotel is offering a midweek break for two night’s bed and breakfast from £109Co AntrimCo Antrim is simply awash with stunning rugged coastline, picturesque glens and quaint harbour villages. The perfect place to get away from it all on half term break, every nook and cranny of this county is just brimming with outstanding natural beauty.Bayview Hotel, Portballintrae is offering two night’s bed and breakfast with one four course table d’hote dinner plus tickets for Bushmills Distillery Tour from only £129 per person sharing. Ballygally Castle Hotel just outside Larne is offering two nights bed and breakfast midweek from £109 per person sharing and is the perfect base point for exploring the Giant’s Causeway and new Gobbins walk path.Golf enthusiasts will be delighted to learn about the Galgorm Resort & Spa’s golf themed offer which gives visitors the chance to enjoy 18 holes at Galgorm Castle’s Championship Golf Club along with an overnight stay with full Irish breakfast and use of the Thermal Spa facilities. This break is available from £85 per person sharing. Why not take advantage of the Ramada in Portrush’s weekend offer which includes two nights bed and breakfast from only £89 per person sharing or try the Causeway Hotel in Bushmills which is offering two nights bed and breakfast, one evening meal and one days entry to the Giants Causeway Visitor Centre as well as a tour of two people to the Bushmills Distillery from only£125 per person sharing.Co ArmaghCounty Armagh may be smallest county in of the Six but what it lacks in size it makes up for on beauty, ancient landmarks and sacred monuments, many of which have ties to St Patrick. Visitors to the county are sure to be mesmerised by the beautiful Armagh Public Library, County Museum and beautiful Churches.Armagh City Hotel is offering two nights bed and breakfast mid-week from £89 per person sharing. Visitors can also avail of a special Pamper Break which includes one dinner in the Callan Bar, bed and breakfast, plus £40 worth of beauty treatments at the onsite ‘Fab’ beauty salon. Co DownWhy not spend your half term break finding out more about the county that inspired C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia. The stunning Silent Valley is sure to impress visitors as are the remarkable Mourne Mountains or Castlewellan Forest Park.Try the Culloden Estate and Spa for two night’s bed and breakfast on a weekend from £170 per person sharing or the Millbrook Lodge Hotel in Ballynahinch which is offering two nights bed and breakfast on a weekend from £89 per person sharing. Use these hotels as your base to explore nearby Cranfield beach or why not spend the day shopping in Newry.Avail of the Slieve Donard Resort & Spa’s two night value break which includes a full Irish breakfast and dinner in the Oak restaurant or stay at the Clandeyboye Lodge Hotel in Bangor where you can enjoy two night’s bed and breakfast on a weekend from £99 per person sharing.La Mon Hotel & Country Club in Comber is offering a spa break which includes one night’s bed and breakfast in a deluxe room, a bottle of Ame and chocolate covered strawberries, a 45 minute Spa Treatment per guest, two course meal served in either The Mill restaurant of Charlie’s Lounge or full access to the leisure suite. Visitors to Comber can experience this from only £130 per person sharing.Co FermanaghFermanagh is renowned for its beautiful scenery and lakes and is blessed with spectacular sites such as Castle Coole, Florence Court, Lough Navar and Crom Estate. Experience something really different at the Marble Arch Caves, Devenish Island Monastic Site or enjoy a round of golf at the Lough Erne Golf Resort.The Enniskillen Hotel is very close to the town centre and visitors can enjoy a drink at Blakes of the Hollow, one of the county’s oldest bars, before enjoying two night’s bed and breakfast from £89 per person on a mid-week break.Have a mid-week pamper and pitch break at the Killyhevlin Hotel, Spa and Health Club from only £117 per person sharing. Visitors can enjoy one four course dinner, cooked breakfast and use of the Killyhevlin Health Club. Included in the price is a round of golf on the nearby Castle Coole Golf course as well as a 30 minute spa treatment in the Elemis spa.Enjoy a romantic autumn getaway at the Westville Hotel, Enniskillen where you can kick back, relax and enjoy one night’s bed and breakfast plus a three course meal in the WV bar from only £125 per person or alternatively try Mahons Hotel, Irvinestown for two night’s bed and breakfast on a weekend from £89 per person sharing.Co TyroneAs the largest county in the North, Co Tyrone offers sweeping hills and lush valleys as well as exciting cycling and walking routes and delicious places to eat and drink. Visitors should be sure to stop off at the Ulster America Folk Park where they can explore the story of Irish Emigration.Enjoy two nights bed and breakfast at The Valley Hotel in Fivemiletown from £92 per person sharing. This offer is focused around shopping and those who avail of this can take advantage of a 5% discount in shops such as Queen Bea Ladies Boutique, Pinochos Gift Ware, Floral Valley Florist and Garden Centre and Valley Antiques and Restoration.The Silverbirch Hotel in Omagh is offering a romantic two night spa break in association with the renowned Lavender Health Spa from only £160 per person sharing. The two night stay will include a full Irish breakfast, four course dinner in Barreta Bar and Grill as well as a demi carafe of House wine per person. Only minutes from the bustling market town of Omagh visitors can explore lively bars such as Sallys and Main Street.Co DerryThe world famous walled city is just bursting with artistic, musical and creative things to see and do. Culture vultures will be in their element as they marvel at Europe’s largest collection of canons, famous murals and the beautifully restored Guildhall.Treat your other half to a romantic break at The Maldron Hotel in Derry and enjoy two night’s bed and breakfast plus a four course meal as well as a bottle of sparkling wine and strawberries which will await you in your room. This offer is available from £99 per person sharing during midweek and from £119 per person sharing midweek. Or why not try out the Ramada Da Vinci’s Hotel where you can avail of two night’s bed and breakfast on a weekend from only £99 per person sharing.The Everglades Hotel in Derry is offering a value break which includes two night’s bed and full Irish breakfast with dinner on the first evening in the Grill restaurant and golf enthusiasts should take advantage of the Roe Park Resort’s golf break which includes an overnight stay, unlimited rounds of golf, use of the Fairways Health Club and a locally sourced full Irish breakfast.To find out more about activities and events taking place in Northern Ireland click on www.discovernorthernireland.com/autumnleaves or visit your local visitor information centre.*All offers are valid until December 13th 2015.TRAVEL: CHECK OUT THE LASTEST OFFERS FOR A MID-TERM BREAK IN THE NORTH was last modified: October 17th, 2015 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)
Asaph Mwebaze has been at Onduparaka for only 3 monthsKAMPALA – Former Maroons FC head coach Asaph Mwebaze has left Onduparaka FC after terminating his contract.This was confirmed on Monday evening by Mwebaze.“Yes i have left Onduparaka FC, said Mwebaze.“We reached an agreement with the club and terminated my three year contract.After Mwebaze’s departure, assistant-Simone Masaba is expected to take charge.Masaba will now lead the Arua based side against Ndejje University in their 8 league game on Tuesday when they host Ndejje University.Mwebaze who joined the Caterpillars three months ago has been in charge of the team for only seven games winning three, drawing two and losing two.He leaves them in 7th position on 11 points, five behind leaders Mbarara City.He is believed to be in line to replace Moses Basena at troubled SC Villa.Villa have been struggling since the start of the season, not winning any of their first 7 games and currently sit bottom of the league.Mwebaze’s first task will be to try and overcome Tooro United at Buhinga on Wednesday afternoon.Comments Tags: asaph mwebazeonduparaka fcSC Villatop