Jagdeo appeals to Diaspora to protect Guyana’s democracy

first_img…as International Centre for Democracy opensFormer President Bharrat Jagdeo has made an appeal to the diaspora in the United States to help Guyana protect its democracy and the separation of powers locally.He has since made a made a direct appeal to the International Center for Democracy (ICD) – on Friday evening at the Russon on the Bay, Cross Bay Boulevard, and Howard Beach, New York where he was invited as guest Speaker.The former Guyanese President was at the time speaking at the launch of the International Centre for Democracy, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) which is seeking to promote and implement programs, sustain and strengthen freedom and democracy, empower vulnerable groups to effectively participate in national and regional development, end hunger and poverty, and establish social justice as non-negotiable national goals and obligations.Former President Bharrat Jagdeo addressing the gathering on Friday evening at the Russon on the Bay, Cross Bay Boulevard, and Howard Beach, New YorkSpeaking to the large gathering of members of the diaspora, the former President appealed for supporters to lobby leaders in the diaspora to guard and safeguard democracy in Guyana.“We have a lot of leaders in the United States… Please use your influence to lobby them to protect democracy in Guyana and in other countries,” according to the Former President.He told those in the diaspora, “I want to ask all to help us in Guyana to build democracy and protect the separation of power… Get involved.”The former President, addressing the launching, used the occasion to also remind of the need for “far-reaching constitutional changes.”According to the former President, “The Ethnic Relations Commission is not functioning.”He has also accused the newly formed Social Cohesion Ministry of being used in a partisan manner, “and dividing our people.”Jagdeo was adamant this Government is only focusing on oil to be the solution for Guyana. But he said, “Oil can be a blessing or a curse… Oil can cause runaway price increase for the poor.” Jagdeo added, “There is no fairness any-more.”last_img read more

Vandals hit parking meters in Fort St. John

first_imgFort St. John RCMP are searching for an unknown number of suspects after several parking meters were vandalized in the city.Police say that over the past few nights, more than 50 parking meters have been broken and smashed. The majority of the damaged meters are on 100 Ave.- Advertisement -They say it appears that the meters were hit with an object and some of the parking meter tops were actually ripped off.They also say the City is involved in the investigation since it is ultimately responsible for replacing any damaged meters.Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact the Fort St. John RCMP detachment at 250-787-8140.last_img read more

Canada Post phasing out door-to-door delivery in Fort. St. John

first_imgThe toll-free number to call if you’re concerned or have question specifically related to a community mailbox system is 1 844 454 3009.Losier says the cost of home delivery for the crown corporation is $298 per address each year – compared to $116 per address each year through the community mailbox system.Losier goes on to explain how a lack of Canada Post staff in the north sometimes results is less than perfect delivery in Fort St. John, however this new format should help mitigate the situation.“One of the things that this is going to enable us to do is really ensure a regular mail service to the area,” says Losier.Advertisement Canada Post spokesperson Anick Losier says this decision to shift into a community mailbox format will affect approximately 5,409 residential and business complexes in the energetic city.“There will be a few, because their volume of mail would not fit in community mailboxes, they will continue to have a different type of service as a commercial customer,” says Losier.If your home or business is part of this shift, you should be expecting an information package any day now, and according to Losier, part of the package is a survey that allows customers to help dictate how these community mailboxes will be implemented.- Advertisement -“The survey for us is a way to better understand each neighbourhood and understand the concerns,” explains Losier.In fact, Losier says Canada Post has set-up a toll-free number for the direct purpose of understanding each individual’s concern.“If somebody in Fort St. John is not sure that they can go to a community mailbox to pick up their mail, whether it’s in the winter time – because you winters start in September – or just throughout the year…there’s a 1 844 number…and they get escalated to an accommodation team who will work with each and everyone of them to find what’s the best solution for you.”Advertisement This measure is also being put in place to offset the chance of Canada Post running a deficit and becoming a burden for taxpayers, as traditional letters had previously accounted for 50 per cent of Canada Post’s revenue – something that has almost become obsolete in the digital era.The community mailbox delivery system has already been implemented for approximately 1 million addresses in 60 different communities across Canada, according to Losier.Loiser say approximately one third of their customers, or 5 million addresses, still receive door-to-door delivery, but their goal is to have a community mailbox system implemented across Canada in the near-future.last_img read more

New cut level set for Fort Nelson Timber Supply Area

first_imgFORT NELSON, B.C. – Shane Berg, deputy chief forester announced that effective July 16, 2019, the new allowable annual cut (AAC) for the Fort Nelson Timber Supply Area (TSA) is 2,582,350 cubic metres.“The Fort Nelson TSA contains a vast area of mature deciduous stands,” said Berg. “I am confident that my decision will encourage forestry opportunities for First Nations and other operators while maintaining responsible management of biodiversity objectives.”The new AAC is a 59 percent increase from the previous allowable annual cut of 1,625,000 cubic metres set in 2006 and includes partitions to encourage an expansion of forestry opportunities in the northwest portion of the TSA and promote a return to harvesting the deciduous timber profile.- Advertisement -The new cut level includes three partitions:200,000 cubic metres to be harvested from the northwest portion of the TSA;1,469,410 cubic metres from the deciduous volume in the rest of the TSA; and912,940 cubic metres from the coniferous volume in the rest of the TSA.The Fort Nelson TSA covers nearly 9.9 million hectares in the northeast corner of the province, with almost 631,000 hectares available for timber harvesting.According to the government, wildlife in the TSA, including boreal caribou, northern caribou and Stone’s sheep, are protected by ungulate winter ranges and wildlife habitat areas. In addition, the western portion of the TSA overlaps with the Muskwa-Kechika Management Area, which supports a diverse range of large mammals. The Fort Nelson TSA does not include southern mountain caribou.Advertisement Fort Nelson is the major community in the TSA and there are a number of smaller settlements adjacent to the Alaska Highway, including Prophet River, Toad River, Muncho Lake, Lower Post, Coal River and Fireside.The dominant tree species are aspen, white spruce and pine.Nine First Nations reside in, or have traditional territory within, the Fort Nelson TSA, including Fort Nelson First Nation, Prophet River First Nation, Dene Tha’ First Nation, Halfway River First Nation, Doig River First Nation, Acho Dene Koe First Nation, Daylu Dena Council represented by Kaska-Dena Council, Liard First Nation and the Tahltan Nation.last_img read more

Occupancy rates high at area hotels

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Baltin said the Santa Clarita Valley’s position along the Interstate 5 corridor is one key to the local hotel industry’s success. “Santa Clarita’s a logical entry point to the L.A. area as you’re coming down the I-5,” Baltin said. “When you come into a city the size of L.A., it’s convenient to stop on the way in, get your bearings.” A large industrial area, and Six Flags California’s Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor also draw visitors, Baltin said. “There’s a good balance of industrial, recreation and residential,” he said. “The planners there did a good job of making Santa Clarita self-contained.” Visitors to the area paid an average of $112.79 a night in November, compared with an L.A.-area average of $127.66. Last year’s average local rate for the month was $119.44. The Valencia Hyatt, Hilton Garden Inn and three mid-size inns operated by Valencia-based Ocean Park Hotels are near the freeway, and within a few miles of Valencia’s industrial parks and nearby Six Flags California. Ocean Park also is building a 112-room La Quinta Inn & Suites and a 144-room Courtyard by Marriott while Innkeepers USA Limited Partnership, has proposed building a 164-room Embassy Suites at the Interstate 5/State Route 126 junction. Patricia Farrell Aidem, (661) 257-5251 pat.aidem@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – A nationally known theme park, a burgeoning industrial base and a location at the doorstep of Los Angeles are keeping the Santa Clarita Valley’s hotels bustling. Local inns boasted nearly 80 percent occupancy in November, the latest figures available from PKF Consulting, which tracks the hospitality industry. The rate was well ahead of hotels in downtown Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Marina del Rey. Santa Clarita hotel occupancy ran neck and neck with the L.A. Airport area and just below the San Fernando Valley. “The market’s very strong, Santa Clarita Valley continues to be a healthy market,” said Bruce Baltin, senior vice president of the consulting company. last_img read more

Glenswilly Thirds claim victory as Seniors prepare for Ulster

first_imgGlenswilly GAA Club notesCongratulationsCongratulation to the Thirds on a brilliant win at the weekend in the MM sports Senior C Champiosnhip against Glenties at O’Donnell Park. The final score was Glenswilly 1-05 Glenties 0.06. The lads started really brightly but credit to Naomh Chonail who never gave up and put in a massive second half display to push Glen all the way. In the end, led by some brilliant performances from the likes of Mickey McDaid and Ciaran Gallagher, the lads got over the line. Brilliant year for this team having won both League and the Championship. Well done once again to Manus, Sean, their backroom team and the players themselves. Word is they partied even more than the seniors and why not? Kilcoo v Glenswilly2016 Ulster Club Senior Championship Quarter Final in Esler Pairc in Newry at 2.30pm. Kilcoo are the Co Down champions for the past 5 years in a row and have beaten Scotstown of Monaghan in the preliminary round of the Ulster Club Championship to reach the Quarter final on Sunday against Glenswilly.Bus to the Ulster Quarter Final in Newry The club are arranging a supporters bus to the Kilcoo v Glenswilly game on Sunday next, 30th October. There are a limited amount of spaces available for both adults and children. Adult bus tickets cost €15 while children’s places cost €10. Anyone interested in booking the supporters bus please email aisling pat on aislingmcdaid@hotmail.comSeniors The senior team have secured their place in the All Sports Division 1 League for 2017 after a hard-fought battle with neighbours Termon on Sunday in Glenswilly. The final score Glenswilly 2-07 Termon 0.10. This was the team’s last home league game of the season and a large crowd showed up to watch the game.The club would like to thank all the tea ladies, field committee, lotto sellers, club umpires/ lines men, shop assistants, the men who parked the cars and everyone who helped out this year at all our home games and especially all our the proud Glenswilly supporters. We had another amazing year but such huge work goes on in the background that it would be impossible to thank everyone.Jivers DanceThere will be a dance this Friday night, 28th October in the Station House Hotel for all the new jivers. Everyone is welcome. Tickets are available from Elaine McFadden. All levels of dancers are welcome for what promises to be a great night. All proceeds will go to the renovation of the dressing rooms.Reminder Season Ticket Information Adult Season Ticket BenefitsCosts only €99All National League Games for your County.1st Round of the Ulster ChampionshipOption to purchase tickets for the Championship as your county progresses.Option to purchase All Ireland Final Ticket should your county have qualified & you have at least 60% attendance at games.U16 Season Ticket BenefitsCosts only €20All National League Games for your County.1st Round of the Ulster ChampionshipOption to purchase tickets for the Championship as your county progresses.Option to purchase All Ireland Final Ticket should your county have qualified & you have at least 60% attendance at games.Adult Club + Card Benefits for MembersCosts only €200All Adult Club Games within the control of Donegal GAA (Not eligible for games at U18 Grade & Lower)All National League Games for your County.1st Round of the Ulster ChampionshipOption to purchase tickets for the Championship as your county progresses.Option to purchase All Ireland Final Ticket should your county have qualified No Attendance Record Require.Monthly meetingThe monthly meeting will take place on Tuesday next, 1st Nov at 9pm in the clubhouse. All members are invited to attend.Annual card drive The Annual 25 Card Drive will take place on the 18th November in the clubhouse. More details will follow closer to the time.LottoThe winner of last week’s club lotto was Paddy Harkin of Glendowan who matched three numbers. The winning numbers were 11,14,17 and 23. Lottos are available at all local outlets.BingoBingo continues in the hall each and every Wednesday night starting at 9pm with more than €2,000 in prize money.Glenswilly Thirds claim victory as Seniors prepare for Ulster was last modified: October 26th, 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)Tags:Glenswilly GAA noteslast_img read more

Man-made’s ideal for quiet holiday

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The kids might look a little askance, the upfront investment might be a little more, but Campbell’s glad to be done fooling around with the routine of wrangling a new real tree into the living room every year. One with artificial needles and a warranty suits him just fine now. “For 55 years, we had the real tree and nothing else,” he said. “At this stage in life, we want to have just one more tree.” Brent Hopkins, (818) 713-3738 brent.hopkins@dailynews.com REAL Scent: Purists love their pine. Cost: As little as $20. Richard Campbell logged a half-century of real trees at Christmastime before he gladly went plastic. The Tarzana retiree loved buying a real tree for years, but lately he’s had it. He traded the needles, the water, the pitch, the hassle, for a 5-foot, pre-lighted model, complete with artificial pine cones. For $109, Campbell has gone gloriously fake, without a hint of regret. “You pull it out of the box with the lights on and you’re done,” he said this week, as a worker at Green Thumb Nursery in Canoga Park loaded his packaged purchase onto a dolly. “The regular ones, you had to fill the water pot, which then you always forgot to do. Six, 10 days later, you got the droopy branches, especially if you had a big ornament. And when you take ’em down at New Year’s, you’ve got a pretty sad tree.” Memories: You had one when you were a kid, strung popcorn and sang carols at its base, probably “O Christmas Tree.” The Recycling Factor: You can mulch it or replant it once its indoor use is done. The numbers: The National Christmas Tree Association says real trees outsell their artificial counterparts 3 to 1 every year. X Factor: Charlie Brown proved that even a spindly, sorry-looking tree can shine if trimmed with love. FAKE Scent: Allergy sufferers like that synthetic trees are unscented. Cost: As little as $40. Memories: None … of Dad cursing the lights, the animal that came in with the tree or the year Junior got sap in his hair playing amid the branches. The Recycling Factor: Plastic and metal; you actually get money back when you toss this tree out. The numbers: Of course, real outsells fake. With warranties of up to 25 years, you can buy one and enjoy it for decades. X Factor: No needles, no water, no clogging the vacuum cleaner for months. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Proline plot early advantage away to Kyetume in Uganda Cup

first_imgProline defeated Vipers to make it to the semis. (file Photo)FUFA Uganda Cup 2018/19 Semi Final-First LegKyetume FC vs Proline FCNakisunga Saza Playground, MukonoMonday, 29-04-2019 @3pmMUKONO – Kyetume FC will host Proline in the first leg of the 2018/19 FUFA Big League at the Nakisunga Saza Playground on Monday afternoon.The clash features two of the most outstanding sides in the FUFA Big League this season.Proline are currently topping the standings in the Rwenzori Group after accumulating 38 points from 18 games.For Kyetume, they are second in the Elgon Group, five points behind leaders Wakiso Giants with two games to play.However, the League form and standings will not count on Monday as a place in the final of the oldest competition in the country, is at stake.Proline head into the tie as slight favourites as they were just demoted to the Big League last year.Their primary target was to make an instant return to the top tier and with that goal clearly in their reach, a Cup final who do no harm or better still, going on to win it.Going into the game, Proline must be worried about Kyetume as they are both in the same League.“We are determined as we travel to Kyetume for the first leg. Said Proline head coach Shafick Bisaso.“They are a Big league side like us but with experienced players.“We have faced such players and we are set for the battle at hand.Proline are expected to be without Hakim Kiwanuka and Isma Kabugu. The duo also missed the last league game away to Koboga Young last Thursday.For Kyetume, they will be without Ibrahim Ceaser Kazindula who lost two teeth in their last league game away to Dove All Stars. He will also not return until the season closes.Kazindula will be out for Kyetume. (Agency Photo)Kyetume’s team is indeed experienced as they are with the likes of Robert Ssentongo, Vincent Kayizzi Walugembe, Denis Lubowa, Godfrey Buni, Tarzan Kambugu, Elukana Nkugwa, players who have previously featured prominently in the Uganda Premier League in the recent past.With League games and a second leg coming up, both teams are expected to approach the game cautiously.The return leg will be played in early May ahead of the grand finale at Masaka Recreational Stadium.How they got here-Kyetume eliminated UPDF, St. Stephens, Kitara and Wakiso Giants to reach the semifinals.-For Proline, they got the better of Light SS, Nyamityobora, Onduparaka and Vipers in the initial stages so as to earn a semifinal spot.The winner of the Uganda Cup earns a direct ticket to represent the country at the CAF Confederation cup.KCCA, the defending champions were eliminated by Tooro United at the round of 16 stage.The other semifinal first leg between Bright Stars and Express ended 1-1 at the Champions Stadium in Mwerere.Comments Tags: FUFA Uganda Cup 2018/19Kyetume FCproline fcShafick Bisasotoplast_img read more

Cranes hang on to register vital point off Zimbabwe

first_imgEmmanuel Okwi (7) scores Uganda’s goal against Egypt on Wednesday. (Photos/FUFA)AFCON 2019Uganda 1-1 Zimbabwe Cairo International Stadium, CairoWednesday, 26-06-2019The Uganda Cranes maintained top spot in group A, drawing 1-1 with Zimbabwe at the Cairo International Stadium on Wednesday evening.In a game that saw both sides miss a host of opportunities, Uganda took the lead through Emmanuel Okwi before Karma Billiat equalized for Zimbabwe as few minutes before halftime.With too much at stake, both sides looked cautious at the start.With the first real chance of the game, Uganda took the lead inside 12 minutes. Khalid Aucho played in Abdu Lumala who raced into the box and fired straight at George Chigova who spilled the ball into the path of Emmanuel Okwi to tap into an empty net.Zimbabwe was struggling to cut open the Ugandan defence but on 18 minutes, Khama Billiat found space behind the Cranes back line, turned an crossed but could not pick out a teammate as the ball went out for a goal kick.Two minutes later, Billiat tried to play in Knowledge Musona instead of shooting at goal and his decision turned out to be the wrong one.The Warriors were starting to assert authority and on 23 minutes, Musona missed a glorious opportunity to level matters. The forward was played in by Billiat, turned but blazed over with Denis Onyango crumbling.Chances were coming thick and fast for Zimbabwe as moments later, Billiat found himself unmarked in the area but pulled his effort agonizingly wide of the target.The pressure was mounting on the Cranes and on 34 minutes, Billiat sent a first time cross into the area but Onyango was alert to push the ball away from danger before it reached Karuru.With four minutes to play, Zimbabwe equalized. Karuru was played in through on goal, laid the ball into the path of Billiat who flicked it past Onyango to level the scores at 1-1.Zimbabwe’s Billiat (11) is sandwiched by Uganda’s Godfrey Walusimbi (15) and Mike Azira (23) as the two sides shared spoils on Wednesday.By the end of the first half, both sides looked contented with the scores, letting Uganda have possession inside their own half.Five minutes into the second half, Musona missed a sitter to put Zimbabwe in front as he hit the wood-work after he was played in by Karuru while facing an empty goal with Onyango beaten.With Uganda struggling to maintain possession, Vipers’ Tadeo Lwanga was introduced in place of the ineffective Mike Azira on the hour mark.In response, the Warriors also called for a first change four minutes later with Evans Rusike replacing Talent Chawapiwa.On 68 minutes, Rusike nearly made instant impact four minutes after coming on. The lanky striker was played in by Billiat and tapped first time but his effort could not cross the line as Onyango recovered and pushed it away at the second attempt after the initial effort crept under the custodian.With 18 minutes to play, Okay was brought off and replaced by Allan Kyambadde.Moments later, Farouk Miya sent a few kick from 25 narrowly wide after Kyambadde was fouled.On 75 minutes, Kaddu squandered a glorious opportunity to possibly win this game from Uganda. The KCCA FC striker pounced on a lose ball inside the area after good work down the right by Lumala before blazing over with the goal at his mercy.Lumala (Left) in action against Zimbabwe on Wednesday evening.With nine minutes to play, Uganda got another chance to win it but it just couldn’t be as Bevis Mugabi shot wide after he was played in by Tadeo Lwanga following Zimbabwe’s inability to deal with a Mutation corner.Kaddu once again failed to hit the target after he was played in by Godfrey Walusimbi, making a mess of his effort before the Warriors cleared out for a fruitless corner.In an attempt to see out the game, Timothy Awanyi was introduced for Miya with just over a minute to play.The last chance of the game fell to Musona but the Anderlect striker shot wide of the target from a glorious position just outside the area.In the end, both sides held on to earn what would prove to be a vital point.The result means Uganda maintain top spot in Group A with four points, one ahead of Egypt who take on DR congo later on Wednesday.For Zimbabwe, they now have one point from one game and will have to win their final game against DR congo and pray other results go their way so as to reach the last 16.How both teams startedUganda XI: Denis Onyango, Bevis Mugabi, Ronald Mukiibi, Hassan Wasswa, Godfrey Walusimbi, Khalid Aucho, Mike Azira, Farouk Miya, Abdu Lumala, Emmanuel Okwi, Patrick Kaddu.Zimbabwe XI: Chigova, Darikwa, Lunga, Lingani Hedebe, Mudimu, Karuru, Kamusoko, Chawapiwa, Phiri, Musona, Billiat.The other game played on Wednesday-Nigeria 1-0 GuineaComments Tags: AFCON 2019Emmanuel OkwiKhama BilliattopUganda Craneszimbabwelast_img read more

Fans on Twitter react to Holloway’s comments

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR fans on Twitter have been reacting to Ian Holloway suggesting that the club need to emulate Brentford.The Rangers boss believes Brentford’s stability and shrewd transfer business has enabled them to develop an impressive style of football.Many R’s supporters were unhappy about the comparison between the two clubs, with some regarding it as a sign of how far QPR have slipped under the ownership of Tony Fernandes.@BenIngram3 @WestLondonSport Dumbing down fans/owners ambitions to mask his own limited ability & failings as a manager protecting his job.— King of Zamunda (@HRHJaffeJoffer) May 3, 2017@WestLondonSport From unveiling Ji Sung Park at some swanky central London landmark to aspiring to be like Brentford. Global brand. #QPR— King of Zamunda (@HRHJaffeJoffer) May 3, 2017@WestLondonSport No offence to Brentford but if this is our ambition then it highlights how far we have fallen in the past 5yrs Only way we are heading is ⬇️— SuperhoopDownunder (@SuperhoopAus) May 4, 2017@WestLondonSport What attracting 8000 every week it won’t be far off if the football don’t improve.— Reecetop10 (@Stainrodspeg) May 3, 2017A headline that perfectly encapsulates the success of Uncle Tone’s tenure. https://t.co/miLJ6OPMvS— Peter Jeffery (@PeterJeffery7) May 3, 2017However, others felt Holloway’s comments were an accurate reflection of what Rangers need to do after another troubled season. @WestLondonSport Agree. For a club that size it’s incredible what they have achieved. The football they play is stuff of dreams compared to ours…— Brad woodbridge (@bwoodbridge33) May 3, 2017@WestLondonSport Much prefer us to be like Barca but guess indicative of club’s ambition these days— Paul Gibbons (@superhoops10) May 3, 2017   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more