Breached Mahaicony DamAfter two months of flooding in the backlands of Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara, the lives of farmers and residents are stabilising as the major sections of the breached dam along Perth Canal has been sealed,The state of the breached dam at Strath Campbell on May 12according to farmers.Farmers on Wednesday explained that most of the water has now receded their farmlands.According to information, the two major breaches mainly responsible for the flooding have been sealed by the Mahaica Mahaicony Abary-Agricultural Developmental Authority (MMA-ADA) and the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) after Guyana Times had highlighted the issue.This publication was told that other sections of the dam considered as ‘low areas’ will also be built up to prevent overtopping by the Mahaicony River during high tides.One farmer who expressed satisfaction over the corrective works, have however cautioned that the current rainy weather signals that the recent rehabilitation is “temporary” and noted follow-up rehabilitation works would be needed in the dry weather.He opined that this entire situation could have been prevented if officials of the MMA-ADA had heeded earlier pleas of farmers who had stated that the prolonged period of dry weather was ideal for the breaches to be sealed.On Sunday Guyana Times reported that MMA-ADA General Manager Aubrey Charles as saying that the breaches were almost sealed. Charles had also related that the MMA-ADA would have assessed other sections of the ‘quick dam’ on the Perth Canal to ensure that the level of any “low sections” would be raised to prevent water from the Mahaicony River spilling over and cause more flooding.Charles opined that after these works are complete, any additional flooding would be as a result of new breaches along the dam.It was only Friday last that Guyana Times reported that the unsealed breeches caused some amount of flooding to recur.It was on May 20 that MMA-ADA had undertaken initiatives to ensure the rehabilitation of major breaches along the Perth Canal after Guyana Times reported on the plight of farmers in the area.The MMA-ADA general manager had explained that the spring tide overflow caused soil erosion which facilitated the widening of the breaches, occasioning the severe flooding.The dam at Perth Canal was rehabilitated some seven months ago when dry weather had prevailed but it collapsed shortly after. Farmers had lamented the fact that they suffered significant losses as they had the expensive undertaking of pumping water out of fields.
Victoria double murderDouble murder accused Cyon “Picture Boy” Collier is once again on trial at the High Court on charges in relation to the murder of two brothers.Double murder accused Cyon “Picture Boy” CollierCollier is before Justice Priya Beharry-Sewnarine and a mixed Demerara Assizes jury charged with the murder of brothers Ray Walcott and Carl Andrews, who were fatally shot on September 23, 2006, at Victoria Four Corner, East Coast Demerara. The trial commenced on Tuesday, and continues today.This is the third trial the accused is facing for the double murder after the previous trials ended with the jury being unable to arrive at a unanimous verdict.In his previous trials, Collier was called upon to lead his defence and he offered unsworn statements from the dock, claiming that he was “innocent of this crime”. The accused claimed that he was in Linden when the two brothers were killed.He reiterated his claims that he was kicked repeatedly to his scrotum, causing him to suffer from hydrocele, and forced to confess to the crime which he knew nothing about.Collier also faced another murder trial in 2014 and was found not guilty of the murder of Chandrapaul Persaud, 34, who was fatally shot in an armed robbery at Nonpareil, East Coast Demerara, on September 30, 2006.Persaud had just exited his vehicle at his residence when he was attacked. He was shot by one of three gunmen.In that trial, the Court heard that around 18:50h three men entered Persaud’s premises armed with guns and robbed his family of jewellery and money.One of the men then shot him dead. The wife of the deceased later identified the shooter as Collier.
CICA Motors Liberia Incorporated formerly Reelin (Liberia) Inc., the distributor of TOYOTA, YAMAHA and BRIDGESTONE Products in Liberia, has donated two brand new vehicles, Land Cruiser Ambulance and HINO truck to the Liberia National Red Cross Society (LNRCS) to fight the deadly virus in Liberia. The total cost of the two vehicles is put at US$97,000.CICA Motors Liberia Incorporated is the Liberian subsidiary of the CFAO Automotive Group in France and Liberia’s exclusive distributor of the world-famous Toyota brand. The company sells broad range of cars, including commercial.Presenting the vehicles to the LNRCS yesterday, the Managing Director of CICA MOTORS LIBERIA, Mr. Marc Boisgarnier said the vehicles was intended to be used by the LNRCS’ Ebola response.He said when CFAO group first took over REELIN last December; nobody knew that the country would be faced with such an epidemic.Mr. Boisgarnier: “No one told me that I will have to wash my hands and take my temperature every day. In fact, nobody could imagine that hundreds of people would have die and continue to die of the virus.”The director of CICA Motors Liberia asserted that Ebola is a virus that can be everywhere; it is a virus that requires a lot of energy and means to fight against it.“That is why we decided locally to contribute in donating these two vehicles to the Red Cross in its fight,” he added.According to him, the LNRCS is good customer of the company. It usually purchases vehicles and motorcycles from them (CICA). He stated that being aware of the work LNRCS is involved in on the field, “We decided to donate these two vehicles to the entity. We are sure that these vehicles which are known for their durability will accomplish the nature of their work,” he added. The manager of CICA Motors further disclosed that TOYOTA MOTORS CORPORATION, which manufactured the vehicles also decided to contribute directly to this fight against Ebola. He disclosed that would make more vehicle donations in the coming weeks under the name of TOYOTA.“We are proud that our group also decided to do some donations to Guinea and Sierra Leone because if we do not fight in all the terrain where the epidemic is, we will have less chance to win,” said CICA Motors boss.Receiving the keys to the vehicles, the president of the Liberia National Red Cross Society, Mr. Emmanuel O. Kparh, thanked CICA Motors Liberia for the gesture, saying, it could not have been no other time for the vehicles than now, when they are going to be essential to the Ebola fight.“The Red Cross is very pleased with the donation made by the CICA family and these vehicles will be used to help remove Ebola dead bodies from communities and other areas for burial,” Mr. Kaprh said.The Liberia Red Cross president said the entity is doing all it can to help government fight the deadly Ebola disease.Meanwhile, District # 13 Representative Saah Joseph said the anti-Ebola campaign is not about who wins but it is about Liberians working together.Rep. Joseph stated that the business community, too, is equally doing all it can to ensure that the virus is kick out of Liberia.He told the gathering that he will remain committed to the Ebola fight.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – BC Hydro and McLeod Lake Indian Band have reached agreements to provide economic development opportunities and other benefits regarding the in relation to the operation of BC Hydro’s Site C Clean Energy Project.“The agreements, which were endorsed in a vote by McLeod Lake Indian Band members, include an Impact Benefits Agreement, a Contracting Agreement, as well as a Tripartite Lands Agreement, to which the Province of British Columbia is also a party. Benefits under the agreements include a lump sum payment, a payment stream over 70 years, procurement opportunities for McLeod Lake companies, the transfer of provincial Crown lands to McLeod Lake, and a commitment to consider land management initiatives involving McLeod Lake respecting certain lands.”McLeod Lake Indian Band is a Tse’khene First Nation that joined Treaty Number 8 in 2000.The community of McLeod Lake Band is located on McLeod Lake Indian Band Indian Reserves #1 and #5 near the unincorporated village of McLeod Lake. It is around 150 km north of Prince George on Highway 97. The band has about 515 members.- Advertisement -Chief Derek Orr hopes these agreements build respect and trust.“We set out to negotiate agreements with BC Hydro and the Province that recognize and address the adverse effects of Site C on our aboriginal and treaty rights. The agreements were put forward to our members and supported in a referendum vote. We hope these agreements indicate the start of a long-term relationship based on trust and respect.”Advertisement Site C is expected to be completed in 2024. Bc Hydro says that once it is complete, the project will provide clean, reliable, and cost-effective electricity for more than 100 years.Jessica McDonald, President and CEO of BC Hydro says they are very thankful that the two could come to an agreement.“We want to express our sincere gratitude to the McLeod Lake Indian Band for the opportunity to work together on a path forward. These agreements reflect our deep respect and genuine commitment to a meaningful long-term relationship. As we move forward together, we will continue to listen and explore opportunities for mutual benefit and reconciliation.”
“I didn’t take part in final team training today, but some running exercises were possible again,” he wrote on his official Twitter account.The midfielder, who picked up the injury in Saturday’s shock 2-1 defeat away to Austria, has not taken part in full training over the last four days at Germany’s pre-World Cup camp in Eppan, north Italy.“It’s nothing dramatic, we just don’t want to take any risk and he was able to sprint in training. I assume he will be okay for the World Cup,” said Germany’s team director Oliver Bierhoff.Ozil, who finished the 2017/18 season with a back injury, faces a race to get his knee ready for Germany’s first World Cup game against Mexico in Moscow on June 17 having also drawn South Korea and Sweden in Group F.Germany, who are winless in their last five games, are set to name a full strength side against Saudi Arabia, who play hosts Russia in the World Cup opener next Thursday.Bayern Munich star Jerome Boateng could play his first game since suffering a groin injury in April, “we assume that Jerome is now 100 percent fit”, said Bierhoff, but a final decision has not been taken.With Ozil out, Paris Saint-Germain’s Julian Draxler is set to fill the attacking midfield role with Chelsea’s Antonio Ruediger stepping in for Boateng if needed.World Cup winners Toni Kroos, Mats Hummels and Thomas Mueller are all set to return having sat out the Austria defeat with Timo Werner as the lone striker.Germany’s national football defender Jonas Hector attends a press conference in the media centre of the Rungghof training centre on June 7, 2018 in Eppan, northern Italy, ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia. © AFP / Christof STACHEHaving thrown away the lead against Austria, who enjoyed their first victory over their neighbours for 32 years, world champions Germany know they need to produce a good performance in their final game before flying to Russia on Tuesday.“We’ve worked through the defeat, taken our mistakes to heart — tomorrow we want to do a much better job,” said left-back Jonas Hector.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Germany’s midfielder Mesut Ozil is an injury concern before the World Cup with a knee injury and will miss Friday’s warm-up match against Saudi Arabia in Leverkusen. © AFP / Christof STACHEBerlin, Germany, Jun 7 – Arsenal star Mesut Ozil will miss Germany’s final warm-up match on Friday with a knee injury, but the attacking midfielder’s participation in the World Cup is not in danger, according to the German Football Association (DFB).Ozil, 29, will sit out the friendly against Saudi Arabia in Leverkusen with light bruising to his left knee, but was able to run in training on Thursday.
Donegal duo Little Hours are setting themselves up for a career-defining performance on The Late Late Show tonight.John Doherty and Ryan Mc Closkey, from Killybegs, will be taking to the stage to play their newest single Water.The guys will be doing their mums proud by the appearance, according to their Facebook post earlier today. This appearance on the national chat show will signal an exciting year for Little Hours, whose track Water has earned more than 1 million plays on Spotify since its release. The band has been listed on the line-up of Sea Sessions this June in Bundoran. They also have an Irish tour beginning next month.Also tonight on the Late Late Show, Ryan Tubridy will be welcoming guests Philip Boucher-Hayes, Sean Keane, Sarah-Jane Moloney O’Regan and Mannix Flynn.Tune in from 9.35pm on RTE1 to see the show. Killybegs duo Little Hours join The Late Late Show line-up was last modified: February 24th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:little hoursMUSICThe Late Late ShowTV
Donegal-born Multiple Sclerosis sufferer Marie Fleming has passed away overnight.Marie Fleming and husband TomThe Lifford woman died “in peace” after a lengthy legal battle for the right to end her own life failed.Marie (59) was physically unable to take her own life because of her illness. The announcement about Ms Fleming’s death was made this morning at approximately 8.30am.The dedicated partner of the right-to-die campaigner said Marie “is at peace now” after her death following a long battle with MS was announced this morning.Visibly upset and emotional, Tom Curran said she had died peacefully during the night.Speaking at the home he shared with Marie in the rural townland of Killahurler near Arklow, Co Wicklow, Tom was softly spoken as he came to terms with the death. “She died the way she wanted to,” he told the Evening Herald.In December 2012 Ms Fleming brought her fight to challenge the ban on assisted suicide to the High Court.She had wanted her partner Tom Curran to be able to assist her death without fear of prosecution.When the High Court ruled against her she bravely appealed the decision to the Supreme Court, but in April 2013 her legal battle came to an end when it upheld the original ruling.Marie, is survived by partner Tom, daughter Corrina and son Simon, was diagnosed with MS in 1986 when she noted a change in her gait and her foot started to drag. Marie argued the ban on assisted suicide breached her constitutional rights and discriminated against her as a disabled person.Even though she knew the odds were stacked against her succeeding in her case, Marie said she was determined to take it on as she wanted her country to recognise that she was entitled to the same choice as everybody else.She had not had the use of her hands since 2010, and in the final stages of her condition as she battled in the High Court and Supreme Court she had no use of her arms or her legs, no bladder control, difficulty swallowing liquids and suffered regular choking episodes which left her exhausted, frightened and distressed.Her sight also deteriorated and she maintained contact with the world with her hearing, listening to the radio to keep up with news. DONEGAL RIGHT-TO-DIE CAMPAIGNER PASSES AWAY was last modified: December 20th, 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:deadMARIE FLEMING
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QPR – without a win or even a goal in their previous three matches – went behind to Theo Robinson’s goal three minutes before the break.Niko Kranjcar had their best chance during a first half in which they lost Junior Hoilett to injury.Hoilett limped off in the 12th minute at Loftus Road, where Doncaster belied their lowly position – and the wet and windy conditions – by causing problems with their slick passing and movement.Charlie Austin, back in the Rangers side following a hamstring problem, had a header from Joey Barton’s right-wing cross well saved by goalkeeper Ross Turnbull.And when Danny Simpson’s low cross fell to Kranjcar, the Croatian shot wide of the target.Rovers have been a threat on the counter attack, with Mark Duffy just failing to connect with Robinson’s cross and Richie Wellens shooting narrowly wide after jinking his way into the box.The visitors’ deserved breakthrough came when Yossi Benayoun, making his home debut, was robbed by Federico Macheda, who sent Robinson through for the striker to fire into the bottom corner.QPR: Green; Simpson, Onuoha, Dunne, Assou-Ekotto, Barton, Kranjcar, Hoilett (Phillips 12), O’Neil, Benayoun, Austin.Subs: Murphy; Traore, Hill, Johnson, Carroll, Henry.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
23 July 2009President Jacob Zuma and British entrepreneur Richard Branson have met to discuss a possible partnership between Virgin Unite, the non-profit foundation of Branson’s Virgin Group, and the government to establish a Disease Control Hub in South Africa.Branson, Zuma, Planning Minister Trevor Manuel and Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi met at the Union Buildings in Pretoria this week.‘Unique public-private partnership’The Presidency said in a statement that the initiative would be a unique public-private partnership to tackle priority diseases such as HIV/Aids, TB and diabetes in the country and the southern African region.It will also help ensure that existing health initiatives were better integrated and supported.“Health is a key priority for government, and the Disease Control Hub is an innovative and needed resource to help strengthen our health system and health information,” Zuma said, praising Branson for contributing to the initiative.Saving ‘millions of lives’Branson said that by delivering better data and helping to scale responses more quickly, the initiative would play an important role in transforming South Africa’s health sector.“The Disease Control Hub is a critical initiative to help stop needless suffering from diseases such as TB, Aids, and other health conditions that have needlessly killed large numbers of people and hampered the growth of this incredible country,” he said.“We are pleased to be working closely with the South African government, and would like to call out to other business leaders, foundations and international bodies to join us in this partnership that will ultimately help save millions of lives.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material