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  • Fire guts Amelia’s Ward home

    first_img…after mentally ill relative sets mattress alightNine members of an Amelia’s Ward family, including three adults and six children, are now homeless as a result of a fire which gutted their two-storey home.Reports are the fire started at about 19:30h on Monday evening at the Lot 119 Self Help Housing Scheme, Mackenzie, Linden house which belonged to 51-year-old Dylon Lampkan.The badly damaged house in Mackenzie, LindenGuyana Times was told that the fire was started by a 24-year-old mentally unstable relative, who lived in the upper flat of the house, after he allegedly lit a mattress while playing with a box of matches.At the time of the incident, most of the occupants were at home but were only able to save a few items since the fire spread quickly.Neighbours summoned firefighters but the ranks experienced difficulties in finding the location and as a result the damage was extensive. Nonetheless, they eventually arrived and managed to get the fire under control. When this publication visited the scene on Monday evening, the distraught occupants were observed standing outside the yard as neighbours looked on in horror. One of the distraught occupants, a 17-year-old student of Linden Foundation Secondary school, who will be writing the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examinations next year, told this newspaper that he lost everything in the fire, including his laptop and School-Based Assessments (SBAs). On Monday evening, the family of nine – with the youngest being three years old – was left to contemplate their next move and were in the process of arranging temporary accommodation.last_img read more

  • Region Two top NGSA students to be honoured

    first_imgRegion Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) students who performed exceptionally well at the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) examinations and have emerged among the top 10 performing students of that region will be awarded by the Regional Democratic Council (RDC).In an interview with Guyana Times, Regional Chairman Devanand Ramdatt disclosed that Region Two is very proud of the students who were able to achieve high marks at the NGSA examination. To further encourage the students, they will be awarded at a ceremony which will be held shortly.The Region Two students who have performed exceptionally well are: Emily Jairam of Good Hope Primary, Annalisa Basdeo of Suddie Primary, Muneshwar Beepat of Aurora Primary, Tamesha Persaud of Hampton Court Primary,   Anasie Fredericks of Tapakuma Lake Primary; Sasha Narine, Camera Persaud and Mavena Yogashur of Taymouth Manor Primary; and Alex Muntaz, Lisa Swally and Yogesh Chaitram of CV Nunes Primary.Regional Chairman Ramdatt posited that education is the key to success, children are the leaders of tomorrow, and the best gift that parents can give to their children is a good quality education.Congratulations were extended to the students, parents, teachers, and all those who played a part in helping the students throughout their primary school life.last_img read more

  • It’s a good time to refocus

    first_imgWhat I do know is that the Veterans Administration hospital helps patients of all ages, religions and races. The common goal of the staff is to help the veterans. They medicate, give attention and have a caring ear. When I hear that a veteran is out on the streets and can’t get the much-needed attention, I wonder if he would be better coming back from Iraq as an alligator. At least he would get the coverage, medical care and maybe a clean room with fresh water. Better yet, become a multimillionaire pooch and have a life. Television and radio news doesn’t discriminate. In less than 20 minutes, the media give you the world. They report on sports scores, suicide bombers, health alerts, school killings, veteran abuse, toy recalls, politics and movie reviews. The media fill our minds with all kinds of reports from the simple to the complex; everything makes the news. From entertaining shenanigans by actors arrested or saving lost whales to the diabolical killings and bombings, it’s all reported. National calamities such as earthquakes, exploding planes, falling bridges, hurricanes and threats of global warming keep frightening us. Our space programs are now riddled with accusations of drunken driving. I used to worry about meeting up with someone driving under the influence (DUI). Now we have to worry about flying under the influence, or FUI. Imagine, an outright drunk flying a billion-dollar research and experimental vehicle. Now that gives a new meaning to being spaced out! Now how can the mind process so much in such a short while? I wonder, are we really in touch with ourselves? As we are in a multitask lifestyle, we find ourselves occupied with cell phones, downloading, messaging, texting, photos, watching portable DVDs, banking online and dating all at the same time. What society is suffering from may be a case of sensory overload, causing us to lose our moral compass and sensitivity. We need a day to make resolutions, priorities and establish boundaries. All this brings me to the approaching Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashana. This year Rosh Hashana begins Wednesday evening. Jews worldwide will gather in homes and houses of prayer to usher in the holiday. The holiday is marked by prayer, the blowing of a ram’s horn, called a shofar, and the dipping of an apple in honey, symbolic of wishes for a sweet year. A festive meal includes kosher chicken and wine, making it a special day. This is a day for responsibility, reckoning and refocusing. It is an auspicious time to make new resolutions. The Jewish New Year really marks the creation of all humanity, and that encompasses all people. The New Year celebration is not a Jewish monopoly, as it marks a milestone for all mankind. I believe that the Jewish New Year is a time for all of us to refocus our values of what is really important and what is trivial. So dip a piece of apple in honey and have a happy New Year. Rabbi Eli Hecht is vice president of the Rabbinical Alliance of America and past president of the Rabbinical Council of California. He is the director of Chabad of South Bay in Lomita, which houses a synagogue, day school, nursery school and chaplaincy programs.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Rabbi Eli Hecht With school back in session this month, I am reminded of the three traditional R’s – reading, writing and arithmetic. I thought of the approaching Jewish New Year – Rosh Hashana, marking the celebration of the birth of mankind. It came to me that there is a moral version of the three R’s – responsibility, reckoning and refocusing. Between the adventures of Harry Potter and the recall of 18 million Mattel toys, a lot happened. In the animal world, a pooch called Trouble, a white Maltese, was gifted a $12 million trust by the late Leona Helmsley. The $12million has captured the minds of millions of citizens. To be fair, Helmsley left the bulk of her millions to charitable trusts but had this need to care for her pooch, in a grand way I would say. Reggie the famous elusive alligator was transferred from Machado Lake in Harbor City and given a new home at the Los Angeles Zoo. His home consists of a personal playground and waterfall. Reggie’s escapades during the past two years cost taxpayers more than $200,000. It has now been reported that Reggie was unhappy with such a palatial habitat and tried to escape. He once again made headlines. Who knows what is in the minds of alligators or pooches? last_img read more

  • REPORT: Manchester United decide on Lloris to replace De Gea

    first_imgManchester United will make a move for Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris – if David de Gea leaves for Real Madrid.The Spaniard has been linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu all summer as the La Liga side look to replace Iker Casillas, who has joined Porto.United are reluctant to part with the 24-year-old but with just one year remaining on his contract they may be forced to sell.And, according to L’Equipe, if they do have to let De Gea leave they will make a move for Spurs goalkeeper Lloris.Louis van Gaal is reportedly a huge fan of the France international, who has been at White Hart Lane for three seasons since joining from Lyon in 2012.The 28-year-old only signed a five-year contract extension last summer and Tottenham have no desire to sell, but that will not step United from making a move. 1 Hugo Lloris last_img read more

  • Latino business boom!

    first_imgTired of working for low wages and taking orders from others, print shop manager Gabriel Barajas, his brother and father borrowed on their Sylmar town house and opened a modest San Fernando furniture shop filled with wooden wares from their homeland of Mexico. Four years later, the family has three stores and is talking about adding more. The Barajas are an entrepreneurial success story at the leading edge of a national wave of Latino business expansion. The number of Hispanic-owned businesses grew 31 percent between 1997 and 2002, according to census figures released Tuesday, three times the national rate for other businesses. Los Angeles leads the country, with about one-in-10 of the nation’s Hispanic-owned companies located here. “I had a hunger wanting to succeed, knowing that in Mexico we could not have done this,” said Gabriel Barajas, a 26-year-old Woodland Hills resident and co-owner of El Sol furniture stores, one in San Fernando and two in Canoga Park. “In other countries you can’t open up businesses like this.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Nearly 1.6 million Latino-owned businesses pumped $222 billion into the U.S. economy in 2002, up 19 percent from 1997. Almost half of those businesses were owned by Mexican-born and Mexican-American residents. “Right now salsa outsells ketchup, tortillas outstrip Wonder Bread. It was Latino-owned businesses that got that (trend) started. We can expect to see much more of that,” said Michael Barrera, president of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Latino consumers spend $700 billion annually, with that number expected to reach $1 trillion by the end of the decade. “It’s the common theme that immigrants take jobs that others won’t do. But that’s not what these owners are doing. They are simply satisfying (market) demands,” said Dan Blake, director of the San Fernando Valley Economic Research Center. “These people are creating their own jobs in the Los Angeles economy, they are not just being employees of someone else. They are creating their own jobs and way in the economy.” The bulk of businesses – 87 percent – was in mom and pop shops, run by one person or families with no payroll. It’s how Salvador Reynoso, the 56-year-old owner of Carniceria Corona began his market in Reseda a decade ago with his partner. “We didn’t have money to begin with. I would come in after working a construction job,” he said from his market where ranchera music, a type of Mexican country music, is piped in. The dream was to put his children through college. The market now boasts five employees and provides special cuts of meat and remittance services to the Latino and immigrant clientele. “Every day we have more Latinos in Los Angeles. It’s important that they have services like this so that if they want a certain cut of meat or watch certain television shows or have something like that, they have it,” he said. Latino-owned businesses showed a strong presence in repair and maintenance – about 16 percent – and construction – about 14 percent – while they had relatively low numbers in high-end fields such as educational and information services. Though the foreign-born population was not singled out in the survey, Harry Pachon, director of the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, said it is likely that the results reflect a large number of immigrants unable to make it in traditional labor markets. “This is not surprising. Whenever you have ethnic enclaves, you find entrepreneurs that are willing to cater to them,” he said. By 2050, it’s estimated that one out of every four workers will be Latino. But many steer toward their own businesses because they can’t fit into the mainstream, said Gabriel Reyes, the Mexican-born owner of Reyes Entertainment, a Hollywood-based marketing and public relations company. “We have an independent spirit because we come from countries where people are left to their own devices economically. We know we have to help ourself,” he said. “A lot of Latino businesses are mom and pop stores; they come here, they don’t know anything about getting a corporate job or going to a head hunter. The easiest thing for a Hispanic to do is start their own business, figure out something to sell and sell it.” Ten years ago, Reyes began knocking on Hollywood and Fortune 500 companies’ doors trying to get them to pay attention to Latinos’ market presence. Many shrugged it off, until recently. Now, Latino entrepreneurs are having the last laugh as they help shape the new cultural landscape, changing how people buy cars, eat chips and even think about money. “Hispanic sensibilities and places are being worked into the mainstream. Our experiences and what we consume are multicultural.” Rachel Uranga, (818) 713-3741 rachel.uranga@dailynews.com 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

  • DDTV VIDEO: RATHMULLAN CELTIC 1, MILFORD UNITED 2

    first_imgMilford United beat Rathmullan Celtic 2-1 in the Ulster Cup on Sunday. You can watch Paul Deeney’s video highlights by pressing play.DDTV VIDEO: RATHMULLAN CELTIC 1, MILFORD UNITED 2 was last modified: March 5th, 2012 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:DDTV VIDEO: RATHMULLAN CELTIC 2MILFORD UNITED 1last_img

  • U17 Finn Harps gear up to take on St. Patrick’s Athletic tomorrow

    first_imgThe Finn Harps U17s face a monumental task in trying to take points of runaway league leaders St. Patrick’s Athletic in a very important National League Northern Section clash in Killygordon tomorrow (kick-off 2.00). Pictured above is Jeaic McKelvey of Harps U17.Harps are well in contention to secure a place in the top four, but it’s going to be very tight with five league fixtures remaining.The Donegal side is currently joint fifth in the table alongside Derry City and Shelbourne with Athlone Town just two points behind this trio. Pat’s, who have beaten just once in 15 games this season, are assured of a place in the knockout stages and barring a complete disaster in the next month will finish top of the table. Bohemians, who are second, should also qualify. Dundalk and Sligo Rovers currently occupy third and fourth places. Harps are three behind Dundalk who have a game more played and two points adrift of Sligo.Tomorrow the Declan Boyle’s boys are going to have to produce their best performance of the season to overcome a team who are 18 points ahead of them in the Northern Section table.U17 Finn Harps gear up to take on St. Patrick’s Athletic tomorrow was last modified: August 26th, 2016 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:finn harpsFootballjeaic mckelveyST PATRICKS ATHLETICU17last_img read more

  • IDENTITY OF DONEGAL GARDA WHISTLEBLOWER REVEALED IN DAIL

    first_imgPearse Doherty TDDONEGAL Deputy Pearse Doherty has today named the whistleblower from the county within An Garda Siochana.Garda Keith Harrison, alleged Deputy Doherty, had seen his career nosedive after arresting a serving member of the drugs unit in Westmeath for alleged drink-driving.That officer later had the case dropped, alleged Deputy Doherty. The Sinn Fein TD said he had met Gda Harrison a month ago to discuss his case and on the day Alan Shatter resigned as Justice Minister he felt confident to go forward.Gda Harrison, who lives in north Donegal. was meeting the confidential Garda recipient today to hand over a file on the affair, said Deputy Doherty.The garda had been on desk duty recently, while the officer he arrested with a high-level of alcohol in his system was still allowed access to garda cars and to hold a firearm, said Deputy DohertyThe Sinn Féin TD said that on Monday he met Garda Harrison and another whistleblower Nicky Keogh along with John Wilson. At that meeting sworn affidavits were handed over, he said, including one expressing concerns about a member of a garda drugs unit.Mr Doherty said that it was not for him to investigate the claims, but he could ask for assurance that there would be no backlash against the men.Mr Doherty said that Garda Harrison’s sworn affidavit said that he had been totally undermined and destroyed and that his good name and that of his family has been tarnished as a result of his actions.He added: “Garda Harrison makes serious claims about how the drunk-driving case was struck out of court on dubious rulings and how evidence relating to the case was stolen by a member of the gardaí.“He also claims that a member of the gardaí, of officer rank stationed in the Westmeath division, prevented successful prosecution of individuals in a number of cases.” He said a civilian had also come forward in recent days, who corroborates claims that have been made by Garda Nicky Kehoe in relation to heroin dealing and a member of gardaí.Earlier Deputy Mary Lou McDonald slammed both Fine Gael ministers and their predecessors in Fianna Fail for failing to implement the recommendations of the Morris Tribunal.She said this failure must be part of the investigation into the Guerin Report.Donegal Daily had not previously covered this story on legal advice, as some of the allegations are denied, and we were advised to wait for a statement in Dail Eireann where it has parliamentary privilege. IDENTITY OF DONEGAL GARDA WHISTLEBLOWER REVEALED IN DAIL was last modified: May 15th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Garda Keith HarrisonPearse DohertyWhistleblowerlast_img read more

  • ARRANMORE LIFEBOAT RESCUES STRANDED FISHERMAN

    first_imgThe crew of the RNLI Arranmore Lifeboat were called out today at 3.30pm to assist a fisherman involved in an accident on board a 12 meter fishing boat from Greencastle. The accident happened 12 miles N.W off Tory island.The Coast Guards at Malin Head also alerted the Coast Guard helicopter from Sligo to assist in the evacuation of the injured fisherman who is in his mid 40’s. Coxswain of the Arranmore Lifeboat, Anton Kavanagh said that the transfer of the casualty went smoothly as the weather was good and the lifeboat had no problems manoeuvring alongside the fishing boat. The casualty was transferred from his boat to the care of the lifeboat crew and taken to Burtonport where he was transferred to Letterkenny Hospital by ambulance. This is the 4th time in 5 days that the lifeboat has been called out to render assistance. Two of the calls were medical evacuations from Arranmore who were transferred to Letterkenny Hospital by ambulance.At the weekend the lifeboat was called to search for a missing swimmer off Portnoo, fortunately the swimmer was located by the Coast Guard helicopter and the lifeboat returned to Arranmore.  ARRANMORE LIFEBOAT RESCUES STRANDED FISHERMAN was last modified: June 25th, 2014 by John2Share 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)last_img read more

  • POACHER: ‘MAN IN A WET SUIT ASKED ME TO HOLD SALMON FOR HIM’

    first_imgA MAN caught by fisheries protection officers with a salmon and a net on the River Finn insisted he hadn’t been poaching – but was just holding them for a man he never met before.Patrick ‘Paddy’ McMenamin, from Doneyloop Estate, Castlefinn, was detained on the river on June 11, 2013.An illegal gill net was found with a small salmon meshed in the net. McMenamin had previous convictions for similar offences in 1997 and 1998.He said he lives half a mile from the river and met another man who was well-equipped and was wearing a wet suit who gave him the net to hold.“I’m never near the water; it was only that night that I was down,” said Mr McMenamin.Judge Paul Kelly told him it had been “a very expensive offer of assistance” adding: “You should have told the man with the net to take his net elsewhere.”McMenamin was fined €150 for possession of the fish, €150 for the possession of the net and ordered to pay costs of €350.POACHER: ‘MAN IN A WET SUIT ASKED ME TO HOLD SALMON FOR HIM’ was last modified: February 4th, 2014 by John2Share 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:castlefinnPaddy McMenaminpoacherriver finnlast_img read more