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  • City Hall Councillor collapses, dies at meeting

    first_imgJunior Garrett, councilor attached to the Georgetown Mayor and City Council collapsed and died during a special meeting to discuss the city’s budget at City Hall.Junior GarrettIt is suspected that the councillor suffered a heart attack. After his collapse he was rushed to the Woodlands Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Deputy Mayor, Lionel Jaikarran has confirmed that Garret’s body is presently at the Woodlands Hospital and a post mortem will be performed on Monday to determine the cause of death… More in tomorrow’s edition of the Guyana Times….last_img

  • A change for Hart no problem

    first_imgHart was due to make $1.6 million with Sacramento this season, and he will still make that amount, with the Clippers paying a percentage. He was released Thursday with the plan of joining the Clippers, but he had to go through waivers in order to become a free agent and sign with them. Teams under the salary cap have an opportunity to take players off waivers, but Atlanta and Charlotte did not claim him. In Sacramento, Hart played in only 13 games and said he was thankful to the Kings for letting him out of his contract. He also is thankful to return home. He lives in L.A. and is a graduate of Inglewood High. Hart spent two seasons with San Antonio, and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich compared him to his current backup point guard. “He’s very much like Jacque Vaughn, in the sense that he’s a consummate pro,” Popovich said. “He’s not the most gifted player in the world, talent-wise, but he gives 100 percent on everything that he does have. He’s a great leader on the court, is physical, plays defense. The energy level rises when he’s on the court.” But shortly after that, he didn’t sound as if fitting in would be too taxing. “They have like 200 plays, but basically it’s pick-and-roll, get it to Elton Brand, pick-and-roll, get it Elton Brand,” Hart said. “That’s pretty easy.” A six-day With Hart’s signing, the Clippers released Will Conroy, who was on the sixth day of a 10-day contract. The team has a full roster of 15, and unless they release a player, the revolving door of 10-day contracts has ended. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img LOS ANGELES – Jason Hart has played on five teams in seven NBA seasons. But one thing he has never done is leave one team in the middle of the season for another. So when he signed with the Clippers on Monday after being released by Sacramento, he said it would be a “huge challenge” to get to know the ins and outs of his new team. last_img read more

  • More snow expected in the region this weekend

    first_imgThe local airport weather station has posted a snowfall total for yesterday of 9.5 centimetres, and the temperature is just far enough below freezing, to make road surfaces slippery.The snowfall total was right in line with Environment Canada’s low end estimate for the Fort St. John region and pushed the month-to-date total to 15.5.That in turn is only about four centimetres less than the October average for this area, and the long range forecast calls for flurries on Sunday and more snow next Tuesday.- Advertisement -The airport station also posted Thursday’s precipitation as 9.5 millimetres and that month-to-date total is now up to 29.6, and only about one millimetre off the monthly norm.Yesterday’s totals were not daily records, but they would have been had we received them today.last_img read more

  • Real to play Al Jazira in Club World Cup semis

    first_img0Shares0000Al Jazira forward Ali Mabkhout (C, front) embraces his teammates as they celebrate his goal against Urawa Reds during their FIFA Club World Cup quarter-final match at Zayed Sports City Stadium in the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi on December 9, 2017 © AFP / GIUSEPPE CACACEABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Dec 9 – Al Jazira set up a Club World Cup semi-final against Real Madrid after an Ali Mabkhout goal saw the Emiratis past Japan’s Urawa Reds 1-0 on Saturday.Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real will take on the local side on Wednesday. The other semi-final, on Tuesday, will pitch Pachuca from Mexico against Copa Libertadores winners Gremio of Brazil.Pachuca, the club champion of the Caribbean and North and Central American region, reached the last four with a hard-won 1-0 victory over Wydad Casablanca after extra time.The only goal was scored by Victor Guzman in the 112th minute. Wydad played with 10 men from the 69th minute after Brahim Nakach was sent off following a second yellow card.Gremio, like European champions Real Madrid, have a bye straight to the last four.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

  • Bayern clear Coman for Liverpool Champions League match

    first_imgBayern, who face Liverpool at Anfield at Tuesday in the last 16 first leg match, were left holding their breath on Coman’s fitness.Coach Niko Kovac seemed pessimistic Friday and said it would be “annoying” if the Frenchman, who only returned from injury in December, missed the Liverpool match.But on Saturday Bayern gave Coman the go-ahead.“After a thorough examination conducted by the Bayern medical staff Saturday morning we can say it was a false alert,” the club said on its website.Coman only returned to full fitness in December after tearing ligaments in the same ankle last August.“When he was injured (on the opening day of the season), we missed him a lot,” said Kovac.“So I hope he can play (against Liverpool).”Bayern’s away victory on Friday saw the defending champions cut the gap on leaders Borussia Dortmund to just two points. Dortmund play bottom side Nuremberg on Monday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kingsley Coman limped off in the second half of Bayern’s 3-2 win on Friday © AFP / Christof STACHEBERLIN, Germany, Feb 16 – Bayern Munich’s on-form striker Kingsley Coman has been given the green light to face Liverpool in the Champions League after fears he had sustained ligament damage in the 3-2 Bundesliga win over Augsburg were dispelled on Saturday.Coman, 22, put in an outstanding display on Friday, scoring twice and making the third goal, as Bayern twice came from behind despite conceding an own goal with just 13 seconds gone.last_img read more

  • Model citizen Steven Grant remembered

    first_img“He really tried to keep in touch over the years,” Williams said. “We’d talk about the Little League, how times had changed, and how great it was seeing everybody grow up.” Grant was also known for his passion for helping others. He spent several years working with the United Auto Workers in Pico Rivera with other Chrysler retirees, making sure their needs were met. A group member, John Allard, said Grant served as their president. “Steve had a great heart for problems with people,” Allard said. “It always seemed to me that if the problem was more difficult, the harder Steve worked on it.” Pena said her grandfather’s top priorities were family, country and community. “Rewards from that are far beyond anything you could ask for,” Pena said. For Grant, that family included his wife of 59 years, Jennie, their four children, one son from a previous marriage, as well as grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the many others he mentored through his work with youth sports, Pena said. The family plans to remember Grant again with a full military ceremony on his birthday in March because the planned ceremony at a graveside service was postponed due to traffic. Grant’s decline began in April, when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He lost his fight with the disease at home, surrounded by family, after meeting his goal for survival on Aug. 29, Pena said. “He mentioned to us that he just wanted to stick around for grandma,” Pena said, “to celebrate their anniversary.” airan.scruby@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! He moved to Norwalk in 1951, then to Santa Fe Springs in 2003. He was active in both communities, as a Eucharistic minister with St. Pius Church, a Knights of Columbus member, with United Auto Workers in Pico Rivera, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and in many other capacities. At the ballfield, however, he was known by everyone just as “Grampa,” said Lucille Pena, his granddaughter. Pena, 32, said her grandfather was a coach for her teams while she was in Little League as he was for many of his 15 grandchildren. When he wasn’t coaching, Grant was working with Metropolitan Little League in Santa Fe Springs as a manager and eventually league president. He was inducted into the Little League Hall of Fame in 1994 for his work. Ken Williams, now 54, had a brother on Grant’s Little League team when he was a child. Williams said Grant continued to remember his family long after their baseball days were over. Though one Little League “Grampa” is gone, he has been remembered by officials and community members touched by his life. Steven Grant, 1994 “Citizen of the Year” for Norwalk, was active in local politics, in volunteer work and as a family man until his death Sept. 10 at age 86. “He was just a great person,” said Norwalk Councilman Gordon Stephenhagen. “Very dependable, he really cared about the city, and he went out of his way to help anybody he could.” Grant, born in Colorado, worked as a coal miner, a clerk for the Army and an accountant for Chrysler, but his legacy was his volunteerism. last_img read more

  • GAA NEWS: KILCAR’S DELIGHT AT REACHING CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINAL

    first_imgCongratulations to John Mc Nulty and the Senior team on reaching the quarter final of the C’ship with a won over Bundoran at the weekend on a scoreline of 2-17 to 0-4 points . Our reserve team also had a good victory over Bundoran which also takes them to the next stage,well done boys.Ladies;The ladies played in the Darren Mc Ginley tounrament at the weekend, the girls got to the semi final stage but were knocked out by neighbours Glen. They play Glenties in the C’ship next Sunday morning at home, good luck girls.Underage;Our under 12 team had a good win over Na Rossa on wed last. Their next game is on Tues next against Pettigo and then on Sat against N Brid at 12.Our u-16 team have their 1st league game on Fri next against N Brid at 7.30. Our u-14 girls were defeated by N Mhuire on Thurs last.Training for U8-U-10 and U12’s is on every Thurs at 6pm. Everyone is welcome especially new members.Bingo;Bingo takes place every Sunday night at 8.30pm in the parish hall, come along you might win our jackpot of 3,150.Winners this week were Gracie O’Hara, MaryBreslin, MaryMolloy,Evelyn Erskine ,Theresa Gallagher.Lotto; Anyone who would like to be in with a chance of winning our jackpot €3,200 ,you can get a ticket in any of the local shops or pubs,or contact any club member. This week results are that there was no winner of the jackpot,consolation prizes went to Brian Mc Shane,John Murrin Killybegs and Kenneth Kennedy.GAA NEWS: KILCAR’S DELIGHT AT REACHING CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINAL was last modified: July 1st, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:GAA NEWS: KILCAR’S DELIGHT AT REACHING CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINALlast_img read more

  • Drake Ranked No. 25 In AP Women’s Basketball Poll

    first_img“It is a tremendous honor and recognition for Drake and the Missouri Valley Conference,” said head coach Jennie Baranczyk. “We have a tough league with some great teams. We are really honored to be in the rankings and we are going to continue to work on getting better and having fun. What is really exciting is after this upcoming weekend on the road, we will come home for our last three games and get to play in front of our fans at the Knapp Center.” The Bulldogs are off to the best-ever start in conference play in MVC history after their wins over Bradley and Illinois State this past weekend. Drake is the first MVC team to be ranked since Wichita State on Feb. 11, 2014. The Drake University women’s basketball team is ranked No. 25 in Monday’s The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll. Drake, which is 20-4 overall and 13-0 in Missouri Valley Conference play this season, is ranked for the first time since Dec. 3, 2001 and the 12th time in program history.center_img Drake travels to Terre Haute, Ind., to face Indiana State on Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. The contest will be broadcast online via The Valley on ESPN3. The Bulldogs return to the Knapp Center on Feb. 24 to face in-state rival UNI at 7 p.m. for the program’s annual Pink Game. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

  • Photographer captures ‘electrifying’ pictures of lightning storm over Donegal

    first_imgPhotographer Noel Keating captured these ‘shocking’ snaps while storm chasing last night.With his ‘lightning fast’ camera skills, he captured the breathtaking forks as they struck the ground beneath them, casting an ethereal mauve hue across the midnight sky. The lightning struck Mayo, Sligo, and Donegal. Noel captured these snaps in Mullaghmore last night, before moving on to Creevy Pier for a final few.Noel says; “There’s never too many strong powerful lightning bolts! I have never seen as many powerful lightning strikes as last night.”Noel may get some more pictures tonight as Met Éireann have issued a yellow warning for Donegal; forecasting a moderate to high risk of thunderstorms.To check out more of his work you can visit his Facebook page: Noel Keating Photography. Photographer captures ‘electrifying’ pictures of lightning storm over Donegal was last modified: July 21st, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:lightningNoel KeatingPhotographythunderlast_img read more

  • Photo library: Countryside 2

    first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Countryside contact sheet (1.6MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Victoria West, Northern Cape province: Old buildings in Victoria West have been restored and attract visitors to the area.Photo: Graeme Williams MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Victoria West, Northern Cape province: Old buildings in Victoria West have been restored and attract visitors to the area. Photo: Graeme Williams MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Olifantshoek, Northern Cape province: The Osland Butchery in Olifantshoek specialises in signature South African meat products such as biltong and dried sausage.Photo: Graeme WilliamsMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Upington, Northern Cape province: The silhouette of a large metal cutout of a bull marks the entrance to the Desert Palace Casino. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Upington, Northern Cape province: A large metal cutout of a bull greets visitors at the entrance to the Desert Palace Casino. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Upington, Northern Cape province: The Desert Palace Casino in the Kalahari is a gambling oasis for locals and tourists. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Upington, Northern Cape province: The Dutch Reformed Church in the centre of the town. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Upington, Northern Cape province: The Orange River, the longest river in South Africa, as it passes through Upington. Photo: Graeme Williams MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Upington, Northern Cape province: A young man swims in a shallow, rocky section of the Orange River as it flows through Upington.Photo: Graeme Williams MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image COUNTRYSIDE 2: {loadposition cs}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about using the image library? Email Mary Alexander at marya@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more