Essequibians walk against unfair workplace practices

first_imgOccupational Health and Safety MonthHundreds of persons from Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) joined the Social Protection Ministry on Thursday for a health and fitness walk. The event was organised in observance of Occupational Heath and Safety Month with theme, “Workplace stress: A Collective Challenge.”Persons walking in observance of Occupational Health and Safety MonthOver 120 persons from the Guyana Defence Force, Guyana Police Force, Guyana Fire Service, Ministry of Health and Caricom Rice Mills participated in the walk which commenced at 07:30h from Mainstay Village to Anna Regina.Despite the pouring rain persons marched against the unhealthy and unfair practices at the workplace and also in awareness of the upcoming Vaccination Week (next week) celebrated worldwide.At the end of the walk everyone converged in the compound of the Anna Regina Health Centre where essential information was shared by workers of the Public Health Ministry.last_img read more

Miner charged for murder of cousin

first_imgA miner who allegedly murdered his cousin during an argument was on Tuesday remanded to prison when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.David Smith, 31, of Black Water Island, Mazaruni, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts where the charge stated that on March 22, 2019, at Cuyuni Landing, he murdered his cousin David Boyer.Murder accused: David SmithThe prosecution’s case is contending that an argument ensued between the duo after which Smith armed himself with an arrow and dealt his cousin several stabs.According to police reports, the teen, a miner of Batavia, Cuyuni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), was killed at about 22:00h on Friday last.Reports are that Boyer and other miners were in their hammocks when the alleged perpetrator entered the mining camp. He appeared intoxicated and commenced cutting down the hammocks that the miners (including Boyer) had tied.According to the police, Boyer tried to persuade his relative to desist from doing so, and it was during this intervention that the suspect picked up an arrow and fatally stabbed the teenager in the abdomen.Boyer died as a result of the injuries that he sustained.When the matter was called on Tuesday, Chief Magistrate McLennan remanded the miner to prison. The case will continue on April 10, 2019, at the Bartica Magistrate’s Courts.last_img read more

Visitors oozing with confidence ahead of clash

first_imgCONCACAF Nations League Guyana vs Barbados, LeonoraCaptain of Barbados National Football team is of the opinion that he can achieve a similar feat to his cricketing counterparts by defeating the Golden Jaguars right in their own backyard.The anticipation for the International encounter heats up and by the looks of it, the Barbadian team is taking on a ‘no retreat, no surrender’ mantra as they gear up to kick off the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) Nations League on Thursday at the Leonora Stadium.Shortly after arriving for their encounter at the Eugene F. Correira International Airport, Ogle, captain of the Bajan side, Rashad Jules, took a few moments toCaptain of the ‘Bajan Tridents’ Rashad Jules addressing the mediaspeak with the media, giving off an air of confidence. When questioned about their knowledge on the Golden Jaguars, Jules stated, “Not much. But we have played Guyana previously in Barbados and we came away with a pretty good result so we look forward to winning this time around.”On the other hand, the Barbadian team which comprises of a handful of overseas players and the rest Bajan locals, is also said to be littered with younger players who are new on the international team. “We have a pretty young squad and we prepared specifically for the tournament. So we did the necessary research, we did everything that we needed to do for the games coming up,” Jules stated.Similarly to the Golden Jaguars team, the Bajan Tridents have been engaged in preparatory matches ahead of the league, one being their encounter with Jamaica. Speaking on that matchup, Jules disclosed that it worked well in the line of exposure for the relatively young players.“Playing against Jamaica was a really good experience for the guys, you know Jamaica is one of the top teams in the Caribbean and I think we did pretty well. So it boosted our confidence going into the Concacaf Nations League,” he stated.Aside from, the mainstream competition, Jules also noted that he is looking forward to playing in front of the usual vociferous Guyanese crowd.The encounter will go down at the Leonora Track and Field Facility from 19:00h.last_img read more

Hearings set on house size limits

first_imgThe proposal would reduce the so-called floor-area ratio, or the allowable square footage of a house based on the size of its lot. Currently the ratio is 3:1. That means, for example, a home on a 5,000-square-foot lot could be 7,020 square feet – essentially a large, two-story rectangle. The proposal would change the ratio to 1:1. For a home on a 5,000-square-foot lot, that would mean it could be no larger than 2,470 square feet. Under the proposal, a homeowner could get extra space if the second floor is smaller than the ground floor, so the home is less bulky and boxy. Under the Proportional Story Rule, limits would be based on a ratio of 1.25:1. That means a homeowner could build up to 3,088 square feet on a 5,000-square-foot lot if the second story is smaller than the first. Mini-mansions would get much smaller under a proposal by the Los Angeles Planning Department to limit home sizes citywide. Responding to an outcry about large new homes overshadowing their smaller, existing neighbors, planners have spent the past year conducting a community character study. They’ve held dozens of public hearings and gathered residents and developers for focus groups. The result is an anti-mansionization proposal that could halve the size of houses allowed on most Los Angeles lots. “We’ve heard a lot of concerns about large homes coming into neighborhoods,” said Betsy Weisman, principal city planner. “We want to hear if this is a tool that will help preserve the character of their neighborhoods.” The new rule would only apply to two-story homes and those not in hillside or coastal areas. (213) 978-0390 IF YOU GO: Public hearings will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Marvin Braude Constituent Services Center, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Van Nuys; and March 29 at the Henry Medina West Los Angeles Parking Enforcement Facility, 11214 West Exposition Blvd. An open house on the issue will be held at 5 p.m. both days. 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

Argentina coach complains about Israel trip before W. Cup

first_imgThe match in Jerusalem against Israel will be their last before travelling to Russia.“I’m not the one who decides when we play and who we play,” Sampaoli said after the victory against Haiti at La Bombonera.Sampaoli stressed he did not want to get drawn into any comment on the tension between Israelis and Palestinians.But he said: “From a sporting point of view, I would have preferred to play in Barcelona. But that’s the way it is, we have to travel on the day before the match, play Israel in Israel and then from there go on to Russia.“That is the schedule that the AFA (the Argentinian football federation) have given us.”All 20,000 tickets for the friendly in Jerusalem sold out in 20 minutes, the company handling the sales said.Argentina, who were the beaten finalists in 2014, play their first World Cup match against Iceland on June 16. They will also face Nigeria and Croatia in Group D0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Lionel Messi and his Argentina teammates have begun their World Cup preparations in Buenos Aires © AFP / JUAN MABROMATABUENOS AIRES, Argentina, May 30 – Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli has complained that his side have to play their final World Cup warm-up match in Israel.A hat-trick from Lionel Messi gave Argentina an easy 4-0 win over Haiti on Tuesday in Buenos Aires and the squad will fly to Barcelona on Thursday to continue their preparations.last_img read more


first_imgA Twitter prank involving players from Buncrana Hearts FC has gone viral after they managed to dupe Sky Sports sources into thinking their friend had agreed terms with Exeter City.Transfer deadline days are usually one of the most exciting in the footballing calendar, with managers and chairmen looking for a quick fix to either rubber stamp success or divert themselves away from danger. It can make for great TV with some clubs forced into panic-buying.Remember 2011 – Andy Carroll to Liverpool for £35 Million and Fernando Torres to Chelsea for £50.While this particular transfer window was a damp squib in contrast to other years, one move which caused quite a stir was the shock transfer of Buncrana Hearts star Kieran McDaid to Exeter City.What started out as a good laugh on Twitter quickly descended into a real-life rumour that had Exeter City supporters and Sky Sports sources believing the move was a legitimate one. McDaid’s mates started tweeting him messages of good luck and tagged Exeter City into the post.The messages were constant throughout the evening and that’s when supporters at Exeter began tweeting McDaid back wishing him all the best at his new club.If that wasn’t good enough for the pranksters the icing on the cake came when Sky Sports broke news of the ‘fake transfer’ on their website. (See photo above)What a brilliant prank, well played boys, Jim White would be proud. 🙂TWITTER PRANKSTERS DUPE SKY SPORTS ON TRANSFER DEADLINE DAY WITH FAKE TRANSFER was last modified: February 3rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:buncrana hearts.Exeter CitynewsPranksky sportsSportTwitterlast_img read more


first_imgThe senior team secured a place in the semi finals of the Gaeltacht championship with a 1 point victory after extra time against the Glenfin reserves last Saturday afternoon.They travel to Glenswilly on St Patrick’s day to play in that semi final. Throw in as at 3pm.The first league game of the season takes place this Saturday in Castlefinn. Throw in to be confirmed at training.The club would like to thank Aidan & Ann Marie for sponsoring the energy drinks after the game last week.The lotto draw took place last Monday evening in the hall. The jackpot was not won on the night. Numbers drawn were 12, 14, 22 & 23. Two lucky dip winners receive €50 Leanne Devenney, Meenagowan & Ciara Boyle, Dooey. Next weeks jackpot will be €2,500.The club would like to extend its sincere condolences to the families of Mary Mcgettigan, Derrylaconnell & Eileen Hanlon, Madavagh on their untimely passing  recently.From all committee members at the club. NA ROSSA DEFEAT GLENFIN AFTER EXTRA-TIME IN JUNIOR GAELTACHT was last modified: March 15th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANa RossaSportlast_img read more

Ex-Real Madrid president urges club to stay away from Neymar

first_imgForza Juve! #FinoAllaFine— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) July 16, 2018Neymar has been strongly linked to the Bernabeu as his possible replacement, with the Brazilian forward reportedly keen to return to Spain after just one season at Paris Saint-Germain following his world-record €222million switch from Barcelona.But Calderon believes the 26-year-old’s behaviour on the pitch, especially at the World Cup where he was widely criticised, proves he is not the right fit to take up Ronaldo’s mantle at Real Madrid.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Tuesday, Calderon said Real Madrid had made “a historic error” by selling Ronaldo to Juventus.‘He’s irreplaceable!’ – Ramon Calderon SLAMS Real Madrid for selling Cristiano Ronaldo to JuventusAnd he added that landing Neymar as the Portugal superstar’s replacement would be another “big mistake” by the Spanish giants.“Now we are facing a big problem,” the former Real chief told talkSPORT.“When you look at the different names in other teams, I don’t think you can see anyone who would satisfy the fans. Los Blancos are on the hunt for a new talisman after allowing Portugal superstar Ronaldo to join Juventus.The 33-year-old was officially unveiled by the Italian champions on Monday following his £99million move to Turin – a pittance given he is considered one of the best footballers in history. 3 The former president does not want to see Neymar in a Los Blancos shirt “And now everybody knows Real Madrid need to get some very important players to substitute Ronaldo, so they will be taking advantage of that.“[Eden] Hazard, [Harry] Kane, [Robert] Lewandowski – it would be very difficult.“Hazard is a very good player and we know he is keen to come to Real Madrid, he’s said that many times, but we are talking about replacing Ronaldo, one of the best in history, a player who scores more than 60 goals a season.“They are talking about Neymar being a done deal, but think it would be a big mistake.“I’m not saying he is not a good player, he is a fantastic player, but his behaviour mainly in the last year he proven that he is not a player you can give a team to.“The fans have been told Neymar is coming and I think it would be very, very difficult – not only because of the money, but because if he comes I don’t see him as the leader of this team.” Ramon Calderon says Neymar is not the right fit for Real Madrid center_img Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has urged the Spanish giants NOT to sign Neymar following Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit, telling talkSPORT: “I don’t see him as a leader of this team”. 3 3 Neymar did not win over any fans with his bad behaviour and theatrics at the World Cup for Brazillast_img read more

Shaban Lubega: PML Daily Premier League team of the Week 8

first_imgAdama Traore scored twice in the victory over Man City on Sunday. (PHOTO/Courtesy)Liverpool maintained their perfect start to the 2019/20 Premier League season as they saw off Leicester City 2-1 on Saturday afternoon. James Milner scored an injury-time penalty to win the game after James Madison had canceled out Sadio Mane’s opener. The victory sees the Kops move 8 points ahead of second-placed Man City.For City, they were subjected to a second loss of the season on Sunday as they lost 2-0 at home to Wolves. Both of the visitors’ goals came in the final 10 minutes with Adama Traore helping himself to a brace. Pep Guardiola’s side now have 16 points from their first 8 games of the campaign.Third place is currently occupied by Arsenal who required a David Luiz early strike to negotiate past Bournemouth on Sunday. The Gunners are now just a point behind defending champions.For Chelsea, they registered their second consecutive victory as they trounced Southampton 4-1 at the St. Mary’s Stadium on Saturday. Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Ngolo Kante and Michy Batshuayi were all on the score sheet for the Blues who now have 14 points from their first 8 games and are 5th on the log.The other Big Six occupants Man United and Tottenham Hotspurs both lost their respective match-day 8 fixtures. Man United lost 1-0 at Newcastle United on Sunday with 19-year old Matty Longstaff scoring the winner while Spurs were humiliated 3-0 at Brighton on Saturday.Elsewhere, Aston Villa hammered Norwich 5-1 away from home, Crystal Palace were 2-1 winners at West Ham, Burnley beat Everton 1-0 while Watford and Sheffield United drew 0-0.Here are the XI players who stood out according to Shaban Lubega.GK: Mat Ryan (Brighton)Ryan made four top saves as Brighton beat Spurs 3-0 on Saturday afternoon. The one to deny Lucas Maura in the second half was as good as they got this past weekend.RB: Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace)Kelly set up Jordan Ayew for the winner as Palace defeated West Ham 2-1 on Saturday afternoon.LB:  Patrick Van Aahnolt (Crystal Palace)Openned the scoring in Palace’s 2-1 win away to West Ham on Saturday.CB: David Luiz (Arsenal)Netted the winner as Arsenal beat Bournemouth 1-0 on Sunday. 10 of Luiz’s 12 Premier League goals have been scored in home matches.CB: Fabian Schar (Newcastle) The clearance to deny Marcus Rashford a would-be equalizer was as brilliant as Schar was in the 1-0 win over Man United on Sunday.MF: Matty Longstaff (Newcastle)Longstaff became the youngest player to score on his Premier League debut for Newcastle United as they beat Man United 1-0 on Sunday.MF: Anwar El-Ghazi (Aston Villa)The Dutch international had his best outing in the Premier League this past weekend, setting up two goals in Aston Villa’s 5-1 victory away to Norwich.MF: Adama Traore (Wolves).Not the best finnisher but shown composure as he scored a brace in Wolves’ 2-0 win away to Man City on Sunday.FW: Sadio Mane (Liverpool).Mane is arguably Liverpool’s most important player and was it again as he scored the opener and was fouled for James Milner’s winning penalty in the 2-1 victory over Leicester this past weekend.FW: Wesley (Aston Villa)Scored twice and assisted the 5th goal in Aston Villa’s 5-1 victory away to Norwich City on Saturday.FW: Aaron Connolly (Brighton)Scored twice as Brighton humiliated Spurs 3-0 on Saturday afternoon.Comments Tags: premier league team of the weektoplast_img read more

Festive gifts with a lasting impact

first_imgSeeds for a school food garden is one ofthe altruistic gifts online shoppers can buythis festive season. MEDIA CONTACTS • Roxy MitchellGreaterGood South Africa+27 21 762 7944Nicky RehbockA South African public service organisation has come up with a novel festive season gift concept that will have a lasting effect on the country’s less fortunate children and animals.The idea is being rolled out through the online Gifts4Good campaign, which offers internet shoppers a range of alternative gifts that support local poverty-busting projects.Supporters can buy gifts in the name of friends, family, business contacts and colleagues. Once the purchase has been made online, the giver can choose to send the recipient a personalised card explaining how the gift will help change lives in South Africa’s needy communities.The selection of gifts on offer include seeds for a school food garden, fish for orphaned endangered African penguins at a conservation scheme, books for a community library, a heat lamp to help hatch African penguin eggs, batteries to power a needy child’s hearing aid and horse therapy sessions for disabled youngsters.Prices range from R50 to R1 000 (US$7 to $142)Giving with a purposeThe innovative campaign is run by GreaterGood South Africa, a registered trust and non-profit organisation that connects givers with viable causes, and encourages the public to donate responsibly.A large part of GreaterGood South Africa’s focus is an online social network whereby the public can make contact with and donate to bona fide development organisations of their choice.The service is easy to use, secure and free of charge.Through its advisory arm, GreaterCapital, the organisation helps associated non-profit groups improve their sustainability.GreaterCapital experts assist such groups with research, monitoring and evaluation, developing strategies and managing incoming grants or funding.Turning inspirations into realityAll options on offer at Gifts4Good have been carefully selected to enable the targeted social development projects to get off the ground. The beneficiaries include:The Bulungula Incubator’s education programme located in an impoverished area in the Eastern Cape province. This scheme provides support for local primary schools, an early childhood development centre, a community library, weekly after-school tutoring and two school-based food gardens.The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds, which needs a new facility to develop local expertise on how to hatch African penguin eggs and hand-rear chicks.The Carel du Toit Community Hearing Outreach Project, which offers free screening, hearing aids and other assistive devices to 3 000 affected children in Gauteng province.The Amado programme, which provides equine-assisted therapy to children in the Western Cape through individual riding sessions.GreaterGood South Africa screens each project thoroughly before it is added to the range, to determine its governance, sustainability and real impact on the ground. This ensures that such festive contributions make a tangible difference to those in need, in an accountable and sustainable way.Extra dose of karma“We could all use a little extra karma at the moment,” says GreaterGood South Africa’s CEO Dean Hand.“We live in an increasingly commercialised world where every celebration, tradition or festival seems to be more about what you get, rather than what you give. At GreaterGood South Africa, we call this time of year the ‘giving season’. It’s a chance for us all to give as good as we get, by doing something that really matters.”Since it began in 2005, Gifts4Good has raised R2.2-million ($312 000) for 26 development projects, ranging from a toy library in rural KwaZulu-Natal to upgrading a kitchen in a home for chronically sick and disabled children in the Western Cape.last_img read more