Japanese company donates 120 solar lanterns

first_img…to benefit hinterland studentsAs Guyana moves to bridge the urban and rural divide, students in Regions One, Two, Seven, Eight, and Nine will benefit from solar powered lights.United Nations Resident Coordinator Mikiko Tanaka presented 120 solar lanterns to Education Minister Nicolette Henry and Public Health Ministry Permanent Secretary Collette Adams at the Finance Ministry’s Boardroom on Thursday.The donation was presented on behalf of Japan-based tech giant Panasonic,UN Resident Coordinator Mikiko Tanaka presents a solar lantern to Public Health Ministry Permanent Secretary Collette Adamswhich financed the initiative in commemoration of its 100th anniversary. Minister Henry told the gathering that the donation would equip the students, especially those in the hinterland, to spend longer hours studying which can boost educational advancement.The UN Resident Coordinator meanwhile explained that Guyana was the first Central and South American nation to benefit from the initiative, which has already been taken to some African nations. She noted that the UN would monitor the distribution process.Meanwhile, an earlier event was held, which saw the signing of a project document which aims to strengthen women’s disaster management capacities in Guyana and Dominica, and the Exchange of Notes between Yoshinori Yakabe, Counsellor and Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Japan and Tanaka, who is also the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP) representative.last_img read more

On ice leadership called into question after Huskies lose to Navigators

first_img“We’re just missing that will. We’re not fighting through checks. We’re not fighting to get to the front of the net. We’re not winning key battles. At what point in time are we going to step up as a group and start playing the way we’re asked to play. Too many nights we have too many passengers. Even some of the games that we’ve won we’ve won on two or three lines going. It’s the older guys in the room that got to figure things out.”The lone goal for the Huskies was scored by Josh Robinson.Next up for the Huskies is a mid-week game in Dawson Creek on Wednesday. That will be followed by a home game Saturday night against the Fairview Flyers at 8 p.m. Having lost five of their past seven games following a loss to the North Peace Navigators yesterday 4-1, the moods of everyone involved with the Fort St. John Huskies was obviously disappointment. Unable to carry over momentum from Saturday’s win over the County of Grande Prairie JDA Kings, the game against the Navigators was filled with errors at both ends of the ice.The Navigators were playing their third game in three days, and a clearly frustrated Todd Alexander said after the contest there’s no consistency with the Huskies with players waiting for someone else to step up and make a play.“We can’t figure out how to have a consistent effort night in and night out right now. We have a bad habit of waiting for the next guy to get going and no one seems to get going. It’s getting pretty frustrating right now the way we’re playing and how we’re handling ourselves,” he said.- Advertisement -While he acknowledged it’s up to the coaches to get the best out of the players, Alexander also noted the team’s leadership core and other veterans need to pick up their game substantially.“Not only is it the coaching staff that needs to figure things out but it’s our leadership within has to step up, period. The guys that are wearing the letters that are older age, they’ve got to start bringing it to the rink because if we keep going this way it’s going to be a frustrating season.”When asked specifically what the problems are, Alexander said the team right now isn’t willing to do the hard work required at both ends of the ice that typically brings wins.Advertisementlast_img read more

Man arrested in impersonation

first_img – Daily News SANTA CLARITA – A 21-year-old Palmdale man is suspected of impersonating an undercover police officer and trying to lure a girl from a high school campus, officials said Tuesday. Joseph Cornejo was arrested on suspicion of impersonating an officer and child annoyance, officials said. He was freed after posting $50,000 bail. A 17-year-old Saugus High School student told authorities she was approached by Cornejo, who said he was an undercover officer and needed her help. Deputies are investigating whether anyone else was approached. Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at (661) 255-1121. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Gor considering Bukhungu for CAF matches

first_img0Shares0000The newly refurbished Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega hosted the opening ceremony for the 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 4- Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia are considering using the newly refurbished Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega for their CAF Champions League home matches due to the unavailability of both the Kasarani and Nyayo Stadia which are under renovation.With the two unavailable, Gor and by extension AFC Leopards who will play in the Confederations Cup are left with either Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos or Bukhungu, the only two remaining CAF accredited stadia in the country. However, Gor are faced with a dilemma over the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos as they were banned by Governor Alfred Mutua in 2014 due to fracas that followed after their match against Sofapaka.“We are weighing up the options that we have, which are only two anyway and we will have a meeting soon to discuss. I am thinking that Bukhungu will be a good option for us but let’s wait and see what comes out of the meeting,” Gor Mahia Chief Executive Officer Lordvick Aduda told Capital Sport.Gor Mahia striker Meddie Kagere celebrating after scoring the opener against Tusker FC. Photo/GOR MAHIAThe other option for them, the Moi Stadium in Kisumu which has been their long standing de facto home ground, is not fit to host any international match due to lack of changing rooms.Teams and match officials were forced to change in makeshift tents when the facility hosted the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup semi-finals last month.“The option for us would have been Kisumu but it is such a shame that a big county such as that cannot have good facilities. Hopefully the County Government can take up the challenge and construct better facilities in the stadium because I don’t think it will take much,” Aduda advised.K’Ogalo begin their continental campaign at home against Madagascan champions Leones Vegetarianos Fútbol Club and if they win they will square out with the winner between Esperance du Tunis and Mauritania’s ASAC Concorde in the first round.The club has already began its pre-season training but just like their mates Leopards, they might not engage in friendly matches outside the country due to inadequate funding following the withdrawal of sponsors SportPesa.-Transfers-Gor Mahia midfielder Kenneth Muguna celebrates his goal against Chemelil Sugar in a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Thika Stadium on May 10, 2017. PHOTO/CourtesyMeanwhile, the only transfer target the club is working on is Ulinzi Stars’ Samuel Onyango.“We are yet to finalize with him because as we know, he is a soldier and there are procedures to be followed before he leaves Ulinzi. The procedure has already been initiated and ours is to wait. He is also legally contracted to Ulinzi Stars,” Aduda said.He added. “We are still hopeful that he can come over but it is out of our control. If the process concludes before the window closes, good for us. If not, we have no choice.”He has also refuted claims that their new acquisition Lawrence Juma from Nzoia Sugar might be in trouble for double signing after former champions Tusker also claimed to have had a contractual agreement with him before he signed for Gor.“I don’t think what Tusker are alleging is factual. We engaged with the player’s clubs before his contract ended (On January 3) and even paid the mandatory development fee. We obtained a release letter from Nzoia before contracting the player. We have followed the whole due process,” Aduda said.Tusker also claimed that former Ulinzi Stars man Stephen Waruru who signed for Sofapaka on a one-year deal had signed a contract with them before deciding to join Batoto ba Mungu. They have forwarded both cases to KPL.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Ben Arfa joins Nice following Newcastle release

first_img1 Newcastle outcast Hatem Ben Arfa has signed for Ligue 1 side Nice following his release from the Magpies.The playmaker fell out of favour with both Newcastle and Hull, who ended his loan spell early after coach Steve Bruce was unimpressed with the player’s attitude – and his contract at St James’ Park was terminated on Sunday.The 27-year-old has signed an 18-month contract with Nice and been handed the number four shirt, marking his return to France almost four-and-a-half years after leaving Marseille for the Premier League.Ben Arfa revealed he spoke with club director Julien Fournier, under whom he worked at Marseille, and close friend Mathieu Bodmer before joining them at Nice.He told L’Equipe: “I also spoke to the coach [Claude Puel], I liked his integrity and his approach to football and within ten minutes, my choice was made. Even if Real Madrid had called at that moment, my mind was made up!“There are people here who trust me, who do not judge me as some people want to judge me through the press.“I wanted to return to France, where I grew up. At Nice, I think I can express myself. I am coming here to enjoy myself, to help the club improve with my qualities, and to win.” French forward Hatem Ben Arfa last_img read more

Man dies in Pacoima crash

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PACOIMA – A 26-year-old man died and two other people were injured Thursday night in a single-car accident in Pacoima at Interstate 5 and the Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway, the CHP said. The victim’s name is being withheld until his family could be notified. The crash, which was reported shortly after 11 last night, happened on the northbound 5 where it connects to the eastbound 118, according to the Highway Patrol. The vehicle reportedly left the roadway and went “30 feet over the side,” Gonzalez said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsInformation about the two injured victims was still not available, he added. last_img read more

GOP long shot Tancredo leaves presidential race

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – Rep. Tom Tancredo, who built his long shot presidential campaign on opposition to illegal immigration, dropped out Thursday and endorsed Republican rival Mitt Romney as the best man to carry on the fight. Tancredo, a five-term congressman from Colorado, has consistently polled at the bottom of the nine-person Republican field. He announced his withdrawal two weeks before Iowa begins the presidential nominating process with its precinct caucuses. He said he decided to drop out in part because of concern that staying in could split the vote for other candidates who have taken a hard line on immigration, helping those who would take a less restrictive approach. “I fear remaining in this race, one which I cannot win, would contribute to the nomination of one of these candidates,” he said. Tancredo said he and Romney met Thursday for more than an hour and that he left the meeting convinced that the former Massachusetts governor would do what’s necessary to fight illegal immigration. “He is the best hope for our cause,” Tancredo said. None of the other candidates, including Romney, has hit the issue as hard as Tancredo. One of his campaign ads showed a man in a hooded sweat shirt with a backpack in a crowded mall. The screen goes dark at the sound of an explosion, then shows clips of the aftermath of terrorist acts in Europe. Tancredo announced in October that he would not seek a sixth term in Congress, but hinted he would consider running for the Senate after his presidential bid.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champTancredo identified former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Arizona Sen. John McCain as two Republican candidates whose records indicate they wouldn’t be tough enough on immigration. He said Romney has a proven record of opposing illegal immigration while governor of Massachusetts, ending driver licenses and in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. He also said Huckabee’s recent rise in the polls was a factor in his decision to drop out of the race. Romney, who was campaigning in Iowa, issued a brief statement accepting the endorsement. “Congressman Tancredo ran a spirited campaign focused on issues that are important to many Americans. I thank him for his support. While we don’t agree on every issue, we agree on the need to keep America strong. I look forward to working with him and other Republicans to achieve that end,” Romney said. last_img read more

Donegal businesses voice concerns over Capital Plan for 2040

first_imgBusinesses in the North-West have voiced their concerns over the slow pace of progress with significant capital projects and called for accelerated delivery of the National Development Plan.The groups voiced their concerns at a meeting with local public representatives.The meeting was held at the Pramerica Offices in Letterkenny. Businesses say they need to support balanced growth and job creation across the entire country.In particular, they are calling for the recent corporate tax windfall to be directed towards much-needed infrastructure to position the regional economy to grow.Ibec North West Regional President Cormac Kearns said: “Businesses are anxious to see progress in the delivery of Project Ireland 2040 as challenges around peripherality and connectivity intensify. The delivery of strategic road infrastructure will help improve inter-urban and inter-regional connectivity and offer greater accessibility that will drive growth.“Investment in education and skills should also be viewed as a key infrastructure priority that will help support continued business growth in the region. “The country is currently enjoying windfall corporate tax revenue and there is an opportunity to invest in much-needed infrastructure, improve overall quality of life and position the regional economy to grow.  Delays on infrastructure have significant costs and pose a real threat to economic growth and damage competitiveness. Unless we deliver the infrastructure, the region will continue to develop at a slower pace.”Mr Kearns added: “With a disorderly Brexit looking increasingly likely and with regions being most vulnerable in this scenario, fast-tracking infrastructure investment is more vital than ever. We must invest ambitiously and deliver on committed projects as urgently as possible.”Donegal businesses voice concerns over Capital Plan for 2040 was last modified: October 2nd, 2019 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)last_img read more

Diver rescued off the coast of Fanad

first_imgA diver had to be airlifted from a vessel off the Donegal coast yesterday after suffering a suspected case of the bends.Malin Head Coastguard confirmed they conducted the rescue operation which started at approximately 3.30pm.The diver, who was diving off the wreck of the HM Audacious, was airlifted by the Rescue 118 helicopter. He was flown to the decompression chamber at Craigavon Hospital.Diver rescued off the coast of Fanad was last modified: October 3rd, 2016 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)last_img read more

Controversial decision angers Cardiff City manager Mackay

first_imgCardiff boss Malky Mackay said referee Anthony Taylor made a mistake in allowing Chelsea’s controversial equaliser in their 4-1 win at Stamford Bridge to stand.Samuel Eto’o toe-ended the ball away from Cardiff goalkeeper David Marshall as he bounced the ball from his hands, and the striker eventually set up Eden Hazard to score.Fifa laws clearly state that keepers remain in control of the ball if bouncing it – but Mackay revealed the referee told him after the match he felt Marshall had dropped the ball.The Bluebirds manager said: “I asked for clarification on the ruling, and they said if he had bounced the ball that would be a foul.“They felt he had dropped the ball – but my goalkeeper bounced the ball.“He’s got the ball in his control – they didn’t think he had and the ball was in open play. That’s a mistake.”Chelsea assistant boss Steve Holland conceded his side may have benefitted from a misjudgement by the referee.He said: “It looked as if the goalkeeper was bouncing the ball.“If that is the case [that it should have been a foul], those things can go one way or the other.” 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more