12 01 20

first_imgProminent business executive, Dr Leslie Chin has teamed up with his son, who is based in Canada, to establish a hub that would see them collecting and refurbishing laptop computers for the benefit of visually-impaired students in Guyana, including the blind.The initiative would target donors both here in Guyana and in Canada.The hub was established after it was explained to Dr Chin, on behalf of the blind community, that being the owner of a computer was an essential component toA visually-impaired student utilising a specialised computer to communicate and studybridge the communication gap that existed between the blind and sighted world.It was further highlighted that the computer has made learning, research, employment, social interaction and so on, much easier for persons who were visually impaired. Prior to the advent of the Jobs Access With Speech (JAWS) software, it was extremely difficult for persons who are visually impaired to communicate with the sighted world.The computers received by the hub would be refurbished and equipped with the JAWS software to enable text-to-speech conversion for the benefit of the blind user. The refurbished JAWS-enabled laptops would be given mainly to persons with vision disabilities that are on the path of academic or professional development. Dr Chin and his family made the first donation of a laptop to the Guyana Society for the Blind to benefit the organisation’s Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Programme. The donation was made in response to the need that arose as a result of the theft of the computer system that was being used for the programme by armed bandits, who stormed the organisation’s headquarters earlier this year. Persons wishing to donate to the computer hub can call (592) 226-5551 for more information.last_img read more

12 01 20

first_imgMikhal Gordon of Westminster, West Bank Demerara and his neighbour, Ronorda Jackson, settled tensions late last Thursday when they appeared before Wales Magistrate Dylon Bess following a dispute over sand.Gordon was arraigned on charges of using threatening language, and later throwing stones at Jackson, after she objected to sand coming across into her yard.In his explanation to the presiding magistrate, Gordon claimed his neighbour told him she would get “her man” to shoot him over the dispute. The accused admitted that he had threatened Jackson and thrown missiles in her direction, but said this was done after she had hurled the threatening remarks at him.The magistrate has placed Gordon on a bond to keep the peace for one year. If he does not honour the court’s order, he would have to spend six months in jail.last_img read more

12 01 20

first_imgThe second stage includes shop fabrication of the first of five replacement turbines to be followed by site construction and installation.- Advertisement -The first unit is expected to be operational in 2012 and all five are slated to be in service by 2017.The turbines are not the only aging equipment scheduled to be replaced at the station prior to that date, and some of the rehabilitation work has already been completed.The GMS generating station is referred to by BC Hydro as the cornerstone of its system with the current nineteen sixties era turbines representing 12 per cent of its power production.Using the same amount of water, the replacement units will improve turbine efficiency and capacity by annually providing an additional 177 gigawatt hours of energy.Advertisement The turbine replacement project at the Gordon M. Shrum Generating Station next to the WAC Bennett Dam has moved into the stage two implementation phase.last_img read more

10 01 20

first_imgThe Chile international then experienced a humiliating 4-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League, before a 1-0 defeat to Bolivia in the World Cup qualifiers, which has put his country’s qualification chances in doubt.Sanchez has struggled to deal with the continued scrutiny and has now hit back at his detractors via his Instagram account.“And there comes the time when you get tired,” he wrote.“You get tired when you are criticised with or without reason, you get tired when people want to see you defeated.“You get tired to tell yourself ‘I will get up again’ after crying about a defeat, and you get tired telling the world and the people that are with you that everything is okay.“And the worst thing is, no one ever realises how that makes you feel… I have Chile’s number 7 and it is a huge responsibility, that’s why it is a shame that journalists and bad people criticise without knowing.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsene Wenger said reports claiming Alexis Sanchez was involved in a training ground bust-up are not true. PHOTO/SKY.LONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 6 – Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez admits he is mentally fatigued after receiving what he considers to be unfair criticism from the media in the wake of Chile’s defeat to Bolivia.The 28-year-old endured an emotionally draining transfer window which concluded in him staying at the Gunners, despite reportedly being keen on leaving to sign for Manchester City.last_img read more

10 01 20

first_img“My message has been clear all year,” the defensive standout said after the Eagles 41-33 upset victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.“I want to see changes in our criminal justice system,” Jenkins said. “I want to see us push for economical and educational advancement in communities of color and low income communities.“And I want to see our relationships between our communities and our law enforcement be advanced,” Jenkins said. “That’s what myself and my peers have been pushing for for the last two years and that’s what I’ll continue to do.”At least two of Jenkins’ team-mates — defensive end Chris Long and wide receiver Torrey Smith — have also said they do not plan to go to the White House.Long won a Super Bowl ring with the Patriots last year and also declined to make the trip.Long, 32, made headlines this year by giving away his entire paycheck to worthy causes and has been a vocal supporter of team-mates who have protested against social injustice this season.Trump has been engaged in a feud with the National Football League all year over players kneeling in protest during the national anthem.The mainly African-American players have been taking a knee during the Star-Spangled Banner to protest police brutality and racial injustice.Trump indirectly warned players before Sunday’s game not to kneel.Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long celebrates following the Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots © GETTY IMAGES/AFP / Kevin C. CoxIn a statement, he expressed appreciation “for those who make occasions like this possible, particularly the brave men and women of our Armed Forces.“We hold them in our hearts and thank them for our freedom as we proudly stand for the national anthem,” Trump said.No players kneeled while pop star Pink sang the national anthem ahead of the game in Minneapolis.Trump congratulated the Eagles following the game.“Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles on a great Super Bowl victory!” Trump tweeted.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins celebrating after the defeat of the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII © GETTY IMAGES/AFP / Gregory ShamusMINNEAPOLIS, United States, Feb 5 – Philadelphia Eagles star safety Malcolm Jenkins said Monday he plans to boycott the traditional White House visit along with at least two other members of the Super Bowl-winning team.“No, I personally do not anticipate attending that,” Jenkins, who has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, told CNN.last_img read more

26 12 19

first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 5 ADVICE As Rooney said goodbye, England fans said hello to a host of impressive debutants. So, how did everyone perform?Jordan Pickford – 7The World Cup hero probably had more to do than he expected and made a smart save from Christian Pulisic before being replaced at half-time.Trent Alexander-Arnold – 8Played more as a right winger and demonstrated superb technique to grab his first England goal. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Alexander-Arnold was mightily impressive REVEALED Jadon Sancho gives England fans plenty to be excited about It was a vibrant display from Winks 5 Latest Football News 5 Callum Wilson grabbed a memorable debut goal 5 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Fabian Delph – 7Provided an excellent cross for Wilson’s goal as he moved from central-midfield to left-back.Dele Alli – 8Completely bossed the game in the first half without breaking a sweat.Jesse Lingard – 8What a strike it was to open the scoring. Shades of that wonderful goal against Panama in Russia.Callum Wilson – 8He took his time, but he finally got his goal. Credit to him for keeping his head up despite a host of missed chances. BEST OF Wayne Rooney had a night to remember MONEY RANKED Wayne Rooney got a warm send-off and first-hand glimpse of the future as debutant Callum Wilson completed a comfortable win for Gareth Southgate’s young side against the United States.A dominant England ran out 3-0 winners thanks to goals from Jesse Lingard, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Wilson. Michael Keane – 6England were hardly threatened at the back but the plucky Pulisic did cause a few nervous moments for the Everton defender.Lewis Dunk – 6It was his misplaced pass and then a poorly judged tackle which led to Pulisic’s chance, however it was an assured debut overall.Ben Chilwell – 7Looks more impressive with every week that goes by and tonight furthered his case as England’s new first-choice left-back.Harry Winks – 7He’ll be disappointed with his quality in the final third, but the Americans couldn’t get near him. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move huge blow 5 no dice Jadon Sancho – 9Fearless, arrogant, talented. England fans have every right to be excited about the young Borussia Dortmund starlet.Sub: Alex MacCarthy – 6He would’ve liked an opportunity to prove himself on his debut but he wasn’t tested.Sub: Wayne Rooney – 8He’s still got it. A couple of sensational passes and clever touches ensured a farewell to remember. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Sub: Jordan Henderson – 6Kept the ball moving as the USA began to fade.Sub: Eric Dier – 7Injected some much-needed energy and crashed into tackles as England began to take their foot off the gas.Sub: Ruben Loftus-Cheek – 5Saw plenty of the ball but his footwork was often clumsy.Sub: Marcus Rashford – 5Sometimes when you’re desperate to impress, you end up forgetting to do the simple things.last_img read more

25 12 19

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LOS ANGELES – Death penalty opponents rallied around the state Wednesday to call on Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to save the life of convicted killer-turned-gang peace activist Stanley “Tookie” Williams. The co-founder of the Crips street gang is scheduled to die Dec. 13 by lethal injection at San Quentin State Prison after being convicted of murdering four people in 1979. Williams, 51, was convicted of murdering a Whittier convenience store clerk and three people at a Los Angeles motel less than two weeks later. He denies committing the crimes. The governor said he would meet privately on Dec. 8 with prosecutors, lawyers for Williams and others involved in the case. Eleven rallies on behalf of Williams were held throughout the day from San Diego to Sacramento to coincide with hundreds of demonstrations around the globe for “World Cities Against the Death Penalty Day.” In Los Angeles, Williams’ supporters took to the streets of downtown to urge Schwarzenegger to commute his sentence. About two dozen members of the Los Angeles Campaign Against the Death Penalty, including representatives from the ACLU, NAACP and the Nation of Islam, questioned the fairness of Williams’ trial. Stan Mohammad of the Nation of Islam said the governor should consider Williams’ efforts on Death Row to warn children against joining gangs, including writing a number of children’s books. “We urge people to learn more about what he has done and how he has saved countless lives by his preachings,” Mohammad said. But the raw emotions generated by the Williams’ case poured out at the news conference on the steps of City Hall prior to a march to the state building, when one man called for his execution. “How many other people died because of him? He killed four people and others died because of him,” shouted Jerome Roy, an African American, who said he works in the community. “He’s a cancer on our society.” Organizers of the Los Angeles rally said rapper Snoop Dogg, actor Jamie Foxx and others who have publicly supported clemency for Williams planned to meet at the downtown Los Angeles library to read selections from books for children written by Williams while on Death Row. “We’re all remaining optimistic, we’re all remaining prayerful,” said Bonnie Williams-Taylor, Williams’ ex-wife and mother of one of his sons. She said her ex-husband was convicted to be a “fall guy” for out-of-control gang violence. Stephen Rhode, an attorney who filed the clemency petition, has argued that African Americans were systematically excluded from the jury that convicted Williams. Some people contend that Williams should show remorse for the killings before he is considered for clemency. But Rhode said “that’s a demand … to make a false confession.” Staff Writer Rick Orlov contributed to this storylast_img read more

24 12 19

first_imgJunior Hannah Wilder (Wheatfield, Ind.) had a header attempt hit the crossbar midway through the first half, and later in the second half had a shot hit the post. She also had a goal called off by the referee after he ruled she made contact with Evansville’s goalie, Whitney Briggs, while Briggs had possession of the ball. Wilder knocked the ball out of Briggs’ hand and into the net. HTML Box Score DES MOINES, Iowa – Evansville edged the Drake University women’s soccer team, 1-0, Sunday, Sept. 25 afternoon at the Cownie Soccer Complex in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for the teams. After following behind 1-0, Drake mounted a furious attempt for the equalizer. Wilder had her third and final shot saved by Briggs and senior Kayla Armstrong (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) fired a shot that went high of the net as the Bulldogs lost their first MVC regular season game since the 2014 season. Full Schedule Roster Watch Live Preview Next Game: Live Stats The Valley On ESPN3center_img PDF Box Score Sophomore Alyssa Brand (Skokie, Ill.) and freshman Annie Schmitz (St. Louis, Mo.) took shots on goal early in the second half. After Wilder’s attempt hit the post, Schmitz fired the rebound wide of the goal. Two minutes later, Brand fired a rocket that an Evansville defender blocked for a team save. The Bulldogs recorded 13 shots, including seven on goal to just five by the Purple Aces. Story Links Evansville (2-9-1, 1-0 MV) scored in the 65th minute after a Drake (8-2-1, 0-1 MVC) defensive mistake let Colleen Dierkes take a shot just inside the box that went over the head of junior goalkeeper Haley Morris (Clive, Iowa) for the game’s only goal. at Indiana State 9/30/2016 – 6 PM Print Friendly Version Drake continues MVC action Sept. 30 at Indiana State with first kick scheduled for 6 p.m. The road contest will be shown online via The Valley On ESPN3.last_img read more

24 12 19

first_imgSenator Brian O Domhnaill has reacted to claims that he has paid back €3,434 to the Oireachtas for wrongly-claimed expenses.The Fianna Fail politician issued a statement this afternoon on the matter.The Gortahork public representative said the Vouched Public Representation allowance payments which he received from the Oireachtas for 2012 were “absolutely and entirely” for expenditure incurred in the carrying out of my duties to the best of my ability. The Fianna Fail politician is already being investigated by the Standards in Public Office Commission for alleged duplication of expenses claims.A total of five members of the Oireachtas repaid €4,992 in claims after the audit, which was carried out by Mazars.Fianna Fáil Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill, who was investigated by the commission over travel and subsistence claims made between 2006 and 2007 when he was a county councillor, accounted for €3,434 of the total.This is his statement in full. The Vouched Public Representation allowance payments which I received from the Oireachtas for 2012 were “absolutely and entirely” for expenditure incurred in the carrying out of my duties to the best of my ability.Since the introduction of Vouched allowance for TDs and Senators I have always opted for vouched expenses. My legitimate expenditure on constituency activities for 2012 was in excess of Eur 25,000. The Vouched allowance payment for Senators was Eur 15,000.I was advised by the houses of the Oireachtas In 2011 that expenditure which I had incurred was deemed eligible for Senators ie Constituency Offices costs etc.However, it has since been clarified as being deemed ineligible expenditure for allowance purposes for Senators. Therefore over Eur 13,000 of absolutely necessary expenditure in the fulfilling of my role has been deemed ineligible for the purposes of the Allowance.I also had incurred other eligible secretarial expenditure for the 2012 period which was an eligible allowable expense, however due to a lack of clarity I didn’t present those for claim purposes. If I had submitted those as part of my claim at the time no repayment on my part would have been due at all. However for the purposes of clarity I decided not to query the matter and instead immediately repaid the amount of Eur 3,434. This left an overall payment of Eur 11,566 allowance for 2012. My constituency expenditure for the period was approximately Eur 25,000 which was paid for exclusively by myself.It is worth pointing out that TDs are allowed to claim for all of the constituency expenses which I had incurred however Senators cannot claim for this expenditure.Because I am one of the only Irish Senators with a Full time constituency office my level of annual expenditure is much higher. I am happy to do this and will continue to do so in order to provide a dedicated and full time service to the people of Donegal.The reporting of any inaccurate claims is absolutely incorrect as no claims were made for this payment. The PRA is paid by the houses of the Oireachtas to each Senator and TD without the need for a claim having to be made. The only requirement is for a Senator or TD to specify as to whether or not the payment is to be vouched or unvouched. I have always opted for the vouched option.SENATOR O DOMHNAILL SAYS EXPENSES WERE USED TO CARRY OUT HIS DUTIES 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:expensesSENATOR BRIAN O DOMHNAILLlast_img read more

21 12 19

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesIt has been an eventful day at QPR, whose efforts to revamp their squad continue.West London Sport revealed this week that Rangers will listen to offers for Ariel Borysiuk after he failed to impress Ian Holloway.The Polish midfielder’s former club Lechia Gdańsk have since shown an interest in taking him back to his homeland on loan.Rangers manager Holloway has paid tribute to Karl Henry but revealed he would not have given him a new contract had he been in charge in the summer.That prompted Henry to confirm on Twitter that, as West London Sport revealed, he had recently fallen out with Holloway.Holloway has also made it clear that he would like to send youngsters Olamide Shodipo and Osman Kakay out on loan.Meanwhile, Tjaronn Chery’s move from QPR to Chinese club Guizhou Hengfeng Zhicheng has been confirmed.Rangers and Fulham have both been charged by the FA following the angry scenes during the final minutes of Saturday’s derby at Loftus Road. Fulham have agreed a deal to sign Werder Bremen midfielder Athanasios Petsos on loan.Embed from Getty ImagesBut the Whites’ promotion hopes suffered a setback when they were beaten 1-0 at Reading, where Chris Martin had a penalty saved for the second successive match.And West Ham look likely to finally complete the signing of Scott Hogan from Brentford following weeks of negotiations between the two clubs.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more