first_img…as school reopens todayThe Officer in charge of Traffic in ‘C’ Division, East Coast Demerara, has made a call for commuters to be extra careful while using the roadways there, due to the ongoing expansion works.The Officer – Assistant Superintendent Morris Fraser — told Guyana Times during an interview on Saturday, “I’m appealing to the road users, especially the drivers, to be extremely cautious while using the East Coast public road, which is presently under construction between Annandale (and) Better Hope”.According to Fraser, since the expansion works started, the number of road accidents has in fact decreased, since drivers are now forced to lessen their usual speed, and there is increased police presence there.Fraser said, “The construction causes vehicles to slow down at most of the area where construction is going on; so, based on that, there is a reduction of speeding, which leads up to the decrease in road accidents in that particular area”.He also said the Guyana Police Force (GPF) would, in the next two weeks, commence lectures in the various schools in an effort to create more road safetyOngoing works at the ECD public roadawareness with the objective of eventually promoting safer environs for everyone.Officer Fraser said, “What you would find is that, during this period, you will have children who are now going to be attending different schools for the first time, and you have people who are going to be going to higher grades or higher classes, and so on. Some of them are going to be left on their own by parents; some of them are going to be using pedal cycles, and all these kinds of things; so there is a need for us to go to the schools to reinforce the road safety laws: like the curb drill, how to use the road, what to look for, how to cross on pedestrian crossings, and all the other things”.He said it is especially important for children to know how to use the pedestrian crossing, because many times they just cross. “We need to let them know that vehicles need time to stop, and these kind of things,” he elaborated.In addition to the school lectures, the Officer said, plans are also being made to lecture drivers to re-educate them, and reinforce the road laws.The US$50.2 million East Coast Road Expansion Project has two components; one features a four-lane expansion of the road from Better Hope to Annandale, and the other caters for an upgrade to the existing two-lane road from Annandale to Belfield.The two-year project is scheduled to be completed in September 2019. However, the contractor is aiming to wrap up the four lanes by the end of this year, after which work would commence on upgrading the two-lane next year.With the China EXIM Bank putting up most of the finances for the road expansion, Guyana had awarded the contract to China Railway First Group for some US$42.7 million.Upon completion of the widening and improvement of the East Coast Demerara Highway, citizens travelling along the East Coast will benefit from reduced travel time and less traffic congestion. Apart from the road being expanded, the project includes improved drainage for the East Coast, which is usually susceptible to flooding.last_img read more

first_imgAccording to an article in the Vancouver Sun, the B.C. LNG Alliance is refuting a claim that Canada does not have enough natural gas to support large exports. In a report released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives it was stated that the production levels of proposed LNG plants would outpace the ability of the sector to supply them from existing gas fields.The claim doesn’t consider the gas that is becoming a surplus as a result of dropping exports to the US according to the president of the alliance, David Keane. He also said it doesn’t take into account the pace of gas discoveries.He stated, “I think that the author is cherry-picking some of the facts, and I think when you look at the amount of gas resources available in British Columbia, there is a tremendous amount of resource available for production and export.”- Advertisement -He added companies would not be willing to put in billions of dollars in plants and pipelines if they did not believe there was to fill them.The full article can be viewed by clicking here.last_img read more

first_img1 Iker Casillas Iker Casillas has spoken out about speculation linking him with a move to Arsenal.The Spanish stopper was tipped to leave Real Madrid in the summer and Arsene Wenger was reportedly keen to take him to north London.Casillas has now revealed he was well aware of the Gunners’ interest and had considered leaving the Bernabeu, but says he is pleased he stayed in Madrid.Having been behind Diego Lopez in the pecking order last season, the 33-year-old is now a regular starter again under Carlo Ancelotti.“I thought about going,” he told Canal Plus. “What you want is for Real Madrid to always win. But in the end, at 33-years-of age, you think, why should I [go]?“I want to fight, to make a go of it, to be reborn from the ashes.There was a lot of talk about an offer from Arsenal, but there was nothing concrete.“I want to stay at Real Madrid, keep fighting here and finish my career here.”last_img read more

first_imgMaguire made an early error that might have gifted his old team the lead but grew in stature throughout as United secured just their second win in 10 Premier League games.“I don’t think that bothers him whatsoever,” said United manager Solskjaer. “You’ve got to be that way.“When you play, when you coach, when you manage, you don’t get carried away when you win maybe a game you don’t deserve to win, but you don’t get in the dumps when you don’t win the games you deserve to.”Solskjaer’s admission that this was a game United were fortunate to win was honest and accurate and one he could make thanks to Rashford’s eight minute penalty – the fourth spot kick awarded to his team in their opening five games.Penalties have dominated much of the news agenda around United in the early stages of the campaign, with Paul Pogba and Rashford both guilty of misses that cost their team points against Wolves and Palace.So when Caglar Soyuncu pushed over Rashford, all eyes were on the identity of the taker, and the outcome of the kick.Pogba, however, was not a candidate, having missed the game with an ankle injury, paving the way for Rashford.The England forward showed admirable poise and composure before sending Kasper Schmeichel the wrong way and placing a right-footed kick into the bottom corner of the Leicester goal.“Every striker misses a penalty,” said Solskjaer. “I’ve seen (Diego) Maradona, (Lionel) Messi, (Michel) Platini, Zico – my favourite player of all-time, miss them.“You’ve just got to be confident enough to step up next time. Whats the worst that can happen?”The penalty was a just reward for United starting the game in electrifying fashion, Andreas Pereira’s free-kick from the edge of the area having already forced Kasper Schmeichel into the save of the game.But, even before that opening goal, there had been signs of the concerns that have plagued Solskjaer in the new season as Maguire allowed a long punt from Schmeichel to bounce twice before James Maddison shrugged aside Victor Lindelof far too easily, his shot forcing David de Gea into an important block.By the time Leicester, with the impressive Maddison front and centre, had started to take a grip of the contest either side of the interval, De Gea was also required to tip over a 25-yard volley from Ben Chilwell.“It was the first time this season we have had to defend for longer periods,” said Solskjaer. “Of course we want to play better than this but I thought we rode the game out well.“If Leicester had won, we would have been too far behind them for my liking. At least we’re in there and not really having to put in our minds doubts about ‘are we doing the right things?’”Victory takes United level with Leicester on eight points from their first five games, and importantly alongside Tottenham and Chelsea, who enjoyed big wins on Saturday, in the early race for a top-four finish.And Rashford was unlucky not to add a second late on when his dipping free-kick hit the post.0Shares0000(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Marcus Rashford made up for a costly penalty miss in a previous game to convert from the spot to give Manchester United a much-needed 1-0 win over Leicester © AFP / Oli SCARFFManchester, United Kingdom, Sep 14 – Marcus Rashford put the disappointment of a previous penalty miss behind him by scoring from the spot to give Manchester United a much-needed 1-0 win over Leicester at Old Trafford on Saturday.The result was also a personal triumph for United’s £80 million ($99 million) defender Harry Maguire, signed from Leicester last month and jeered and taunted throughout the game by his former supporters.last_img read more

first_img LATEST targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The report says that the Gunners are willing to triple Vazquez’s current salary should he move to Arsenal, although it is stated that Real consider Vazquez ‘non-transferable’ this summer.The winger has a contract until summer 2021, and he’s expected to play a key role under new Los Blancos boss Julen Lopetegui, who managed Vazquez for Spain. moving on RANKED LIVING THE DREAM The 26-year-old was selected in Spain’s squad for the World Cup, and he appeared in their first two group matches as La Roja secured a round-of-16 knockout tie against Russia by finishing top of Group B.And now, according to OK Diario, Arsenal have made an offer for Vazquez, with the club’s manager, Unai Emery, keen on bringing him to the Emirates. Latest transfer news Vazquez is currently representing Spain at the World Cup The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 2 TOP WORK Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti REVEALED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Vazquez has spent his entire career at the Bernabeu, representing Real’s C team and B team before making his name in their senior squad. He also enjoyed a successful loan spell with LaLiga side Espanyol in 2014/15. 2 Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Vazquez made more appearances than any other Real player last season Arsenal have made an offer to sign Lucas Vazquez from Real Madrid, according to reports.Vazquez, the winger, scored eight goals and created a further 16 in 53 games last season, helping Real win a third successive Champions League. three-way race Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? IN DEMAND Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January last_img read more

first_imgFIVE Donegal surfers have been selected for the Irish Surf team to represent the country when the European Surfing Championships “Eurosurf”, supported by Fáilte Ireland, happen in Bundoran, from September 23rd until October 3rd this year.Ronan Oertzen, 20, Shauna Ward, 24, Darragh McCarter, 25 and Richie Fitzgerald, 36 all from Bundoran and Easkey Britton, 25, from Rossnowlagh competed in a series of selection events in early 2011 in order to secure a place on the Irish national surf team.Student Ronan Oertzen originally hails from Belfast but now calls Bundoran his home.  He will compete in the “Open” section of Eurosurf 2011 and comes with a wealth of competition experience having competed in Eurosurf 09 held in Jersey, Euro Juniors in 2008 where he was ranked 9th, Worlds ’09 Open,  World Jrs ’07 U18 ranked 61st and Inter-Celtics ’06 U18 & Open.  He currently holds the title of Irish Student Champion and is looking forward to competing this September on his home break of The Peak .  He is sponsored by Xcel, Ocean & Earth and Dorrington Surfboards. Shauna Ward is a Bundoran girl through and through and has been surfing since she was 6 years old.  This goofy footer first represented Ireland in the 2002 Euro Juniors where she finished an impressive 4th.  She is sponsored by Powersource, Protest and C-Skins and counts Bundoran’s Peak as her favourite place to surf.  Shauna will be competing in the Women’s division of Eurosurf.Darragh McCarter is originally from Tyrone and now lives in Bundoran.  He works in his parent’s business of furniture stores.  Darragh is no stranger to international competitions having been ranked 14th in Eurosurf 07 and was also crowned Irish National Champion in 2007 – not bad for someone who has only been surfing now for around 7 years. He will be competing in the Men’s body boarding division of Eurosurf 2011 on his favourite surfing reef – the Peak in Bundoran.Easkey Britton has surfing in her blood!  The Britton family are well known in surfing circles right around the country and indeed the world. As well as surfing the normal breaks around her beloved Rossnowlagh, this four times Irish women’s champion has also recently become involved in “Big Wave Surfing” and recently competed in the Billabong competition held in nearby Mullaghmore, County Sligo as the only female big wave surfer!  She was nominated in the Girl’s Performance Award in the Billabong XXL Big Wave awards for the same event.  Along with Shauna Ward, Easkey (named after that famous surf break in County Sligo), will compete in the women’s surf division of Eurosurf 2011.  Easkey is sponsored by  Animal, Etnies, Surfplugs and JP SurfboardsWhat can be said about Richie Fitzgerald?  Possibly Ireland’s best known surfer and star of the surfing movie Waveriders.  Richie has been surfing in Bundoran for more years than he cares to remember and along with his family have helped promote the sport in both Bundoran and Ireland and firmly established it as a sport to be reckoned with.  Richie will be competing in the Masters division of Eurosurf.  He competed in Eurosurf 97 when it was held in Bundoran , the Euro Juniors in 1994 and the Worlds in 1994 and 1996. “It’s a huge honour for me to be surfing for the Irish Team in EuroSurf 2011 on home turf in Bundoran, I can’t wait for September” says Richie who is sponsored by Volkswagen, Vans, Billabong, C-Skins, and Northcore. The other team members are Cain Kilcullen from Enniscrone, Shane Meehan from Strandhill, Stephen Kilfeather and  Ashleigh Smith from Sligo & Oliver O’Flaherty and Stephen Kelleher from Lahinch, County Clare.One position remains to be filled on the team and the contest is between John Britton (JB) from Rossnowlagh and Keith O’Brien from Tramore.  A “surf-off” will take place at the Sea Sessions surf and music festival in Bundoran at the end of June to decide the final member of the Irish Surf team to compete at Eurosurf 2011.The team will be coached by Pascal Devine, a native of Newtownstewart in County Tyrone and managed by Stevie Burns from Portrush, County Antrim – with over 40 years of surfing between them, they are well qualified to bring the team through their paces to compete against the best of Europe in September.About Eurosurf 2011The European Surfing Championships alternate each year between the senior event “Eurosurf” (odd years) and the Junior event “Eurojunior” (even years).  The separation into a junior event and senior event happened in 1992.  The Euro’s were first held in 1970 in Jersey.  2011 will be Irelands 4th time to host Eurosurf, and 3rd time in Bundoran. The previous Eurosurf events held in Ireland were 1972 in Spanish Point, Co. Clare which was won by England, 1985 in Bundoran, Co. Donegal won by France, 1997 in Bundoran, Co. Donegal won by Portugal. Until recently there had been a trend that the winners in Ireland retained the senior title until the Eurosurf returned to Ireland. England held the title from 1970 to 1985, then France held it from 1985 to 1997 when Portugal won the senior title for the first time.  They then lost the title to Spain in 2003, who proceeded to relinquish it once more to Portugal in 2005. Portugal retained the title in 2007 before losing it to France two years ago in Jersey. About the Irish Surfing AssociationThe Irish Surfing Association is the National Governing Body for the sport of surfing in the thirty two counties of Ireland. We are a voluntary organisation comprising of approximately twenty clubs and groups involved in the development, representation and regulation of surfing in Ireland. Representing surfing in many forms (shortboarding, longboarding, bodyboarding, kneeboarding, standup paddle surfing, skimboarding, body surfing and tow surfing) we are active in areas such as club development, training of coaches and judges, surf school approval, national and international competition, promotion of safety and protection of our surfing environment. The Irish Surfing Association is managed by an executive committee comprising of one representative from each of our member clubs. Our headquarters are located at Easkey Surf And Information Centre where we employ one full time development officer and one part time administrator.DONEGAL SURFERS GET READY TO TAKE ON EUROPE was last modified: June 13th, 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:donegal surferseuro championshipslast_img read more

first_imgDonegal have won their first Ulster Minor Football Championship in eight years after a convincing win over Armagh in this afternoon’s final in Clones.A goal from John Campbell saw Declan Bonner’s young side hold a comfortable 1-09 to 0-02 lead at half time.A composed performance in the second period, capped by a last minute goal, ensured the title was making its way back to Donegal for the first time since 2006. So, that is the first half of what we hope is a memorable double –  Jim McGuinness’s boys take on Monaghan in the senior final at 4.00pm.Come on, Donegal!!!ULSTER MINOR TITLE BACK IN DONEGAL AFTER EIGHT YEAR ABSENCE was last modified: July 20th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:ChampionsdonegalfinalFootballMinorlast_img read more

first_imgCHICAGO – The “Hoop Dreams” came true for Warriors guard Alfonzo McKinnie.It did not just involve returning to his hometown wearing a Warriors uniform in the team’s 149-124 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Monday at United Center, which is 12 minutes away from his childhood home. It did not just involve providing a subplot to Klay Thompson’s 52-point night on an NBA record 14 3-pointers by adding his first career double with 19 points and 10 rebounds. It did not just involve playing in the …last_img

first_imgWriter and cultural activist Ganesh Devy said on Monday that the government at the Centre is determined to wipe out all opposition. Mr. Devy was speaking at the centenary memorial lecture of advocate Pandurang Mulgaonkar. Mr. Devy, president of Dakshinaayan Abhiyan, a movement that aims to forge solidarity between all progressive forces, said: “In the current political environment, political parties are not able to fulfill their traditional function of absorbing the discontent of the people and conveying it to the government.” He said the Centre had also not spared members of the civil society.Mr. Devy claimed that the media had also refused to play its traditional role of conveying the anxieties of people to the powers that be. “Today, the media appears to be speaking what the government wants it to speak. It is as if the people do not exist. The media stands as the wall between the government and people.” Mr. Devy added, “The electronic media has started barking, shouting and scolding us rather than speaking to us.” Mr. Devy claimed there was a deliberate breakdown of institutions in the country. “Whether they are commissions, statutory organisations, institutions or academics, all of them are being completely disabled and made dysfunctional.”‘Attack on intellect’Mr. Devy also said that there was an attack being carried out on intellect. “This attack on intellect is visible in universities. Conductors of intellect such as books and individuals who seem to play the traditional role of thinkers and writers who question the shape of things are being attacked.” He said the times when freedom of expression is threatened was “neither the end of the world nor this was the post-truth era”.last_img read more