Sunken dredge in Mazaruni River puts children, miners at risk

first_img− residents call for authorities to take actionResidents of Upper Mazaruni are concerned that if a sunken dredge in the Mazaruni River is not removed it will lead to grave harm for those traversing the river.The dredge, owned by Crown Mining Supplies at Piremap Falls, sank, resulting in the water rising significantly within the last week.The residents complained that with the rapidly rising water, boat operators are being forced to navigate their boats over rocks alongside the channel, to get much needed supplies to their workers and children that are stranded in the upper Mazaruni area.The villagers stated that the situation is a “disaster waiting to happen”, as the water may recede at any time and force these boat operators to take even more chances.The sunken dredge in the Mazaruni RiverThey argued that the company is doing nothing to remedy the problem. “There has been no apology, no information, no relief, nothing” one resident complained.The concerned resident stated that on three separate occasions where dredges of the same size sank at that very falls, the owners, mostly Brazillians, would remove it within three days. The residents contend that this particular company seems to be above the law as there is no urgency on its part to remove this dredge.They are worried about whether miners, Indigenous people, school children, boat operators, who have all suffered financial losses would be compensated for the great inconvenience.They also questioned what the relevant authorities were doing to address the matter.last_img read more

Chargè d’Affaires Extols Liberia-Cuban Relation

first_imgCuban Chargé d’Affaires to Liberia, Yordenis Despaigne Vera, has lauded the Liberian government for its continuous support to Cuba, especially advocating for removal of sanctions against that country.Mr. Vera spoke on September 29 at the Cuban Embassy in Congo Town, Monrovia. He recalled how Liberia, at the level of the United Nations, has been pleading on Cuba’s behalf to lift the economic sanctions and traveling restrictions placed on the country by United States over 50 years ago.He said Liberia’s role in alleviating the problems confronting Cuba is unforgettable, because the country feels the impact, as the Obama Administration is beginning to take some actions that will pave the way to lifting the sanctions.He assured the Liberian government that said relation between the two countries will continue to yield fruits as both are committed to playing their respective roles in consolidating the ties.Liberia-Cuban relations began on April 19, 1974.Mr. Vera reaffirmed Cuba’s support to Liberia in the health sector, furthering that three Liberians are currently studying in Cuba and the door will always be opened to interested persons.It may be recalled that during the 2014 Ebola crisis in Liberia, Cuba sent some of her best doctors here to work along with others to contain the disease. The United States imposed economic blockade and traveling sanctions on Cuba in the 1960s for its association with the former Soviet Union.Among sanctions the US imposed on Cuba is the Cuban Assets Control Regulation (CACR) of 1963. This sanction prohibits US nationals or persons subject to US jurisdiction from carrying out financial transactions with Cuba. Cuban assets under this sanction are also frozen and imported goods of Cuban origin prohibited from entering the US, among other restrictions.Furthermore, the Foreign Assistance Act of 1963 authorizes the President of the United States to establish and maintain a total embargo on trade with Cuba, and it prohibits the authorization of any aid to the Cuban government. Since the impositions of these sanctions in the 60s, it was on June 19, 2015, that the Obama administration began improving relations by establishing a US Embassy in Cuba and a Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C.Following the exchange of ambassadors, President and Mrs. Obama visited Cuba on March 22 this year.On August 30, the first commercial flight from the United States landed in Cuba.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Fort St John Huskies cream North Peace Navigators at home on Saturday night

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies were home on Saturday night as they were host to the North Peace Navigators.This was the Huskies’ first game of a two-game home series against the Navigators.At 3:29 into the game, Logan Kimmie would score a goal on the Navigators, with an assist by Jared Loewen,  making the score 1-0.- Advertisement -Then at 8:26 into the period, on a power play, Connor Kindrat would score a goal, with assists by Dean Whitcomb and Gary Loewen, making the score 2-0 over the Navs.Later on, with 3:25 remaining in the frame, Jared Winkel would score one on the Navigators, with a double assist by Connor Kindrat and Jared Loewen, making the score a lead of 3-0.Then with 23 seconds left in the period, North Peace managed to score a goal, making the score 3-1 as they headed into the second period.Advertisement At 1:53 into the second frame, Alex Nimmo scored a goal on the Navigators, with assists by Nils Nemec and Oscar Burgess, making the lead 4-1.The next Huskies goal would come at 6:24 into the period as Dean Whitcomb would send one into the Nav’s net, with a double assist by Alex Nimmo and Gary Loewen, making the score 5-1. The score would remain that way for the rest of the period.To extend the Huskies’ lead, at 46 seconds into the third period, Brady Marzocco would make an unassisted goal making the score 6-1 over North Peace.Then with 8:23 remaining in the game, Joel Bourgeois would score a goal, with assists by Nils Nemec and Nick Loewen, making the score a final of 7-1 over the Navigators.Advertisement Up next, the Huskies are home once again this afternoon, Sunday, for game two of the home series as they take on the Navigators. Puck drop is 2:00 p.m. at the North Peace Arena.last_img read more

Squandered fortune

first_imgThe mayor’s one positive announcement is that some of the money from the tripling of garbage fees will actually go for hiring some 300 more Los Angeles Police Department officers. Our streets might not get paved, but at least we will have a few more cops patrolling them. Still, it’s little consolation when it’s clear that the political class in Los Angeles is blithely unwilling to face the real budget-sucking causes and, finally, end the squandering of the public’s fortune.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LIKE many Americans caught up in the consumer culture, the city of Los Angeles is spending beyond its means. Unlike many Americans, however, the hole into which the city of Los Angeles is digging itself with its overspending can’t simply be fixed with some budgeting willpower and a consolidated loan. In anticipation of unveiling his spending plan for next year, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa last week warned that the city has been spending 8 percent more a year for years, though its income has only increased 5.4 percent. This disparity is contributing to the city’s vast but ever-shifting “structural deficit” – a somewhat mythological construct to explain away years of the public’s misused money. Villaraigosa promised to help shrink this through spending “efficiencies” and by not spending as much on workers’ compensation – strategies that have had little success in the past because, well, here we still are. He did promise not to raise taxes, but that’s as empty a promise as a politician can make. City Hall hasn’t been raising taxes. It jacks up garbage fees and water fees and everything else it can gouge out of the public. Every year, the city’s leaders break out the same schtick to explain how years of self-serving budget decisions will be fixed not by stopping the bad behavior, but through clever manipulation of budget columns. Strikingly absent from the rhetoric, however, is a plan to deal with the very source of the problem, namely the over-commitment that politicians have made to city workers – and themselves – for lavish benefits and steeply ascending pay raises that have put L.A. in a class by itself. Every year, the city’s budget for employee pay and benefits expands, leaving increasingly less for the business of maintaining the country’s second-largest city. Has all that overspending bought the public a better city? Hardly, though it has financed subsidies for luxury hotels. last_img read more

Southgate tells England stars: ‘Be bigger than 1966 heroes’

first_img“I’ve met quite a few of those players and we know exactly how they’re held and perhaps, in the modern era, that would be even crazier,” Southgate told Britain’s daily newspapers.“Social media and everything else, the global thing is so much bigger.”While the England players are tucked away in a sleepy training base in the remote town of Repino, 45 kilometres (28 miles) northwest of Saint Petersburg, football fever is sweeping the nation back home.Nearly 20 million viewers tuned in for the win over Sweden and social media is awash with videos of excited fans watching on big screens in bars and parks, fanatically celebrating every England goal.Southgate admitted he had used the high esteem in which the 1966 team — featuring Bobby Charlton and Bobby Moore — are still held as an inspiration for his players.“We’ve talked, touched briefly, certainly, on the team which won. How they’re still held and revered,” he added.“At the beginning we were working together with the lads and trying to sell them the vision of what’s possible, what we’re looking to achieve in the long term.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Dreaming big: England manager Gareth Southgate believes the reaction to a World Cup win would be “crazier” than in 1966 © AFP / Yuri CORTEZREPINO, Russian Federation, Jul 9 – England manager Gareth Southgate says winning the World Cup would make his players even bigger heroes than the 1966 generation because of the impact of social media and the globalisation of football.Southgate’s men meet Croatia in the semi-finals on Wednesday after ending a 28-year wait just to reach the last four by cruising past Sweden in the quarter-finals.last_img read more

DEALER CAUGHT WITH €22K OF CANNABIS GIVEN CHANCE TO PROVE HIMSELF

first_imgA Judge said he was doing a “most unusual” thing and allowed a man caught with €22,000 worth of cannabis a chance to prove himself.Donal Duddy of Lettermacaward was caught by Gardai with a complete grow-house for the plants at this home in January 2012.Gardai had initially caught the 44 year old with a small box of cannabis and €430 in cash as he drove towards Letterkenny. The took him to Letterkenny Garda station and then traveled to his home in Lettermacaward.When Gardai then raided his home they found an elaborate growing system in a shed at Duddy’s house.A lighting and heating system had been set up and 47 plants were found at various stages of growth.Duddy has also bypassed the electricity meter so not to alert the authorities of the high amount of electricity being used to power the lights.Weighing scales, humidifiers, heat mats and bags were also found at his home.Duddy told Gardai he had a heart problem and that is why he could not work.He began to grow cannabis in 2009 and began to sell it in 2010 to try and make some money out of it.He also liked to smoke cannabis.Garda Meabh Logue said Duddy almost felt a wright lifted off his shoulders when he was caught and she did not think he would reoffend.Judge John O’Hagan said he would normally pass on a two year prison sentence for ‘gardeners’ or people who helped grow the cannabis for bigger players.However he said he was going to do something unusual in light of Duddy’s health and the support he had received from his family.He adjourned the case for one year to see how Duddy got on and said he will deal with him then.DEALER CAUGHT WITH €22K OF CANNABIS GIVEN CHANCE TO PROVE HIMSELF was last modified: July 18th, 2013 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:Donal DuddyJUdge John O’HaganLetterkenny Circuit CourtLettermacawardlast_img read more

FOOTBALL: ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER BIG CUP TIE FOR LETTERKENNY ROVERS

first_imgLETTERKENNY ROVERS FC NEWS: It was an honour for the club to be playing at the Aviva in the FAI intermediate Cup and although we lost on the field to a very good Crumlin side we were very much winners off it during a cup run which has stirred manys an emotion amongst young and not so young alike.Its a testament to Eamon McConigley and his bunch of fine talented footballers to have reached the Aviva and the boys should be well proud of their achievements which have been phenomenal from the beginning of the season and their efforts have not gone unnoticed by the greater Letterkenny and Donegal public which were out in force in Dublin to cheer them on. The club would sincerely like to thank those who made the trip to Dublin and those who sent us a large volume of messages of goodwill while we would also like to thank those who offered generous financial support through a number of different avenues.The Seniors have another big game this Saturday when heading to play Athlone Town in the FAI Senior Cup. kick off is at 745pm. in what is a buy time they conclude their league campaign with a game against Cockhill Celtic next Tuesday.Our u11s did emerge victorious at the Aviva when winning 2-1 in a halftime game against Crumlin. A good experience for Eddie McGrath and his side and well done to all involved.Our u14s Champions League ambitions remain on-track after the semi final first leg at Bonagee on Tuesday which ended 2-2. Toki Hassan and Joel Gorman(pen) the scorers there. The return leg is due to be played at Leckview on Tuesday at 730pm. The boys had qualified for the semi finals courtesy of a whopping 7-1 win over Eany Celtic last Thursday with goals from Adam Yissau and Nathan Plumb with two each, Joel Gorman, Sean McGinley and Marty Duffy.The club would like to wish Gerry Crossan and the Donegal 2003 side all the best in their All Ireland final in Tipperary on Saturday. There is a large number of club players involved in the side and hopefully they will bring the cup home.Mini Lotto Numbers drawn this week are 8-10-15 and 18.4 Match 3 winners receive €20 each.Charlie McGarvey, Michael McGlynn, C McGarvey and Walter Carr the lucky winners.Next weeks jackpot is €3675.Club Bingo continues in the Station House Hotel every Thursday at 830pm sharp. Snowball is €1400 on 45 numbers or less FOOTBALL: ANOTHER WEEK, ANOTHER BIG CUP TIE FOR LETTERKENNY ROVERS was last modified: May 18th, 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:FootballLetterkenny Rovers FCSportlast_img read more

Job Vacancy: CNC Drill and Saw Operator required at engineering company

first_imgJOB VACANCY: McMenamin Engineering Ltd seeks to recruit a CNC Drill and Saw Operator for their operations in Killygordon, Co. Donegal.The main responsibilities consist of but are not limited to the following;Operating and maintaining our CNC Drill and Saw line which cuts and drills steel sections to size. Including nesting materials, record keeping, managing computerised stock control system, scheduled maintenance, loading and unloading machine with overhead crane or forklift and working to schedules. While training shall be provided, the candidate should also possess the following:Good Mechanical / Electrical knowledgeGood computer skillsBe able to read drawings Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a teamGood communication and organisational skillsPrevious experience in driving a forklift is an advantagePrevious experience in a similar job is an advantagePlease apply with CV to michael@mcmenaminengineering.ie Closing date 29th September 2017.Job Vacancy: CNC Drill and Saw Operator required at engineering company was last modified: September 12th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegal jobsjobsMantis CranesMcMenamin Engineeeringlast_img read more

Fulham, Reading and Everton chasing striker – report

first_imgFulham, Reading and Everton are battling for the signing of Iceland striker Bjorn Bergmann Sigurdarson, according to The Sun.It is claimed that Reading manager Brian McDermott is lining up a £1m bid for the 21-year-old, who plays for Norwegian side Lillestrom.Meanwhile, The Daily Mail report that Fulham are set to beat Tottenham to the signing of FC Twente’s Nacer Chadli.The Belgium international’s agent believes Chadli, who was previously linked with Spurs, will move to Craven Cottage this summer. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Giants now ’50-50′ on hiring GM this offseason

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO–At a press conference introducing Farhan Zaidi as the Giants’ president of baseball operations last week, CEO Larry Baer explained why he believes Zaidi is the ideal executive to lead the franchise into the future.What Zaidi inherits in the present, however, is far from ideal. Even Zaidi’s desire to hire a general manager this offseason, a goal he laid out last Wednesday, has been met with complications.“I think it’s 50-50 on that right now,” Baer said in an interview on KNBR …last_img read more