GTT hosts medical outreach in Kuru Kururu

first_img– MP says it has potential to advance eco-tourismThe village of Kuru Kururu, along the Linden/Soesdyke Highway, has been the first of many communities to benefit from a medical outreach dental programme spearheaded by telephone giant GTT.Villagers braved the mid-morning heat on Sunday at the Kuru Kururu PrimaryGTT’s medical outreach at Kuru Kururu, Linden/Soesdyke Highway, on SundaySchool Annex to benefit from free dental care that was offered by GTT, in collaboration with the Smile Guyana Dental Services, ANSA McAL, and the Rotary Club of Georgetown Central – the latter which donated a bus in which several dentists provided the service. GTT’s Public Relations Officer (PRO) Allison Parker highlighted that Sunday’s programme formed part of the phone company’s corporate social responsibility, and according to her, GTT has been leading others in this regard.“We have teamed up with Dr Theodore from Smile Guyana – aligning with her was quite easy… We are doing extractions, fillings, cleaning, everything dental for the community. It’s free of charge, and we want to thank all those persons who partnered with us…Colgate, ANSA McAL, Dr Theodore, the Rotary Club of Georgetown Central, and of course GTT, the main driver behind this dental outreach,” Parker observed.She added that the initiative will continue in the future. “This is something we plan to do going forward. This (Kuru Kururu) is the first community. This ties in with the million-dollar promotion. We initially said 50 children, but the children and their parents came, so we are not going to turn anybody back,” she added. Speaking on why the village was selected, Parker said the village, which has over 6000 residents, is diverse and is situated just outside of Georgetown.She also reminded the public that the GTT final draw for the Million-Dollar Smile promotion is December 18, where 4 million-dollar winners would be chosen.last_img read more

Fort St. John opposing the privatization of Ridley Terminals

first_imgCouncilors voted unanimously to send the letter to Steven Harper, although Mayor Bruce Lantz and Councilor Dan Davies did not attend the meeting. Fort St. John will be advocating to keep Ridley Terminals a public asset. At Tuesday’s special meeting, City Councilors agreed to send a letter to Prime Minister Steven Harper, urging him to step in. Councilor Lori Ackerman and Mayor Bruce Lantz are part of the Northern Development Initiative Trust, which opposes the sale of the terminals into private interests. – Advertisement -Ackerman says in mid-May, the Chair of the Board of Ridley Terminals was advocating a sale. She says selling the Terminal to private business would negatively affect northern BC. [asset|aid=1456|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=0a64ae3aa9fc2c338ee3c06d71db6af8-Ackerman – Ridley 2_1_Pub.mp3]Ackerman says if that’s not enough of a reason for opposition, the sale is also a bit suspicious. Advertisement [asset|aid=1457|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=91cd162858cde968b8ccf7aee64ea8f2-Ackerman- Ridley 1_1_Pub.mp3] Now, Fort St. John M-P Jay Hill and his federal and provincial counterparts are also pushing to keep Ridley a public asset.According to a recent article in the Globe and Mail, Hill isn’t backing down, saying it would be “completely irresponsible” for him not to voice his concerns about the impact of privatization and/or higher fees in the area. The Ridley Terminals are located in Prince Rupert. Advertisementlast_img read more

APNU/AFC pollster urges Govt to call election now with existing OLE

first_img…can be cleaned up in Claims and Objections periodThe A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) pollster, Peter Wickham appeared on a News Talk Radio Guyana panel discussion on Sunday, recommending that President David Granger calls general and regional elections as soon as possible without House-to-House Registration.In a panel discussion post Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) consequential orders, the political scientist argued that the coalition Government would have contested the 2011 and 2015 polls with the list that expired on April 30, 2019 and won same.According to a Demerara Waves article, Wickham stated, “I personally don’t think that the list is in a bad shape and I believe if you won once on the list, you can probably win a second time on the list.” In fact, Wickham, who runs the Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES), predicted that if an election was called, there would be a close fight between the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) and the APNU/AFC.Further, on the radio show, Wickham posited that there were bloated voters’ lists in almost every Caribbean country, since names of migrants and deceased persons were not easily removed. On this note, he added that this could be corrected by a Claims and Objections period.“The reality of the electoral lists all over the Region is an unfortunate one. There are many countries in the Region where the list is easily one-third larger than the size of the actual population for many different reasons,” he said, according to the Demerara Waves article.He also made reference to the 2016 and 2018 Local Government Elections (LGE) in which the same voters’ list was used. As such, he believes that the law can be amended for the life of the list to be extended and subjected to a Claims and Objections period.In June, the CCJ validated a no-confidence motion against the Government, triggering the need for early elections in accordance with Article 106 (6) and 106 (7) of the Constitution.In the Government’s submission of consequential orders, Attorney General Basil Williams held out that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) must proceed with national registration.He said the Court should order that “the registration of persons for the purpose of ascertaining who is qualified to be an elector is by ‘house to house’ visits as provided for under section 3(1) of the Elections Law (Amendment) Act of 2000.”This has been opposed by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, who urged that a Claims and Objections period would solve the problem.However, the holding of an election is not possible, since the CCJ had also ruled that the unilateral appointment of GECOM Chairman, Retired Justice James Patterson was a breach of Guyana’s Constitution. He has since resigned.CCJ President, Justice Adrian Saunders declared in the ruling that before President David Granger rejected persons nominated by Opposition Leader Jagdeo, reasons should have been given for the rejections in the interest of transparency.However, in handing down its consequential orders on Friday, the CCJ had urged that Guyana’s political leaders appoint a new GECOM Chairman with the utmost urgency. This is especially in light of its previous June 18 ruling validating the December No-Confidence Motion thus triggering the need for fresh elections by September 18.last_img read more

Public comments invited for Murray River Coal project

first_imgEnvironmental Assessment OfficePO Box 9426 Stn Prov GovtVictoria, British Columbia V8W 9V1 The underground coal mine would be 12.5 kilometres southwest of Tumbler Ridge, and would produce six million tonnes of metallurgical coal a year for an estimated 31 years. It’s proposed by HD Mining, and has been at the centre of a dispute over the hiring of foreign workers. The company has since won a federal court battle over its plans to bring in more than 200 temporary foreign workers from China.Comments can be sent to either the agency itself or the environmental assessment office. Written comments to the agency can be sent to:Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency- Advertisement -410-701 Georgia Street WestVancouver, British Columbia V7Y 1C6or:Advertisementlast_img read more

‘Premier League move would be childhood dream’, reveals Liverpool target Xhaka

first_imgLiverpool midfield target Granit Xhaka has fuelled speculation he will be moving to the Premier League in the summer, saying it is his “childhood dream” to play in England.The 23-year-old Borussia Monchengladbach captain has attracted plenty of attention from top clubs around Europe this season.But with Liverpool reportedly top suitors, there is only one place where he would love to play.“Everybody has a childhood dream, and for me it is England,” the Switzerland international told Sport1.de.“That doesn’t mean that I have to or would like to go there – I’m extremely happy here and everything suits me down to the ground – but you do have to take a look around and talk with the club.“Gladbach have given me everything I wanted and this has become a second home for me.”Xhaka has scored three goals in 18 Bundesliga appearances this season and has now played 130 times for the Foals since joining them from Basle in 2012.And despite interest from Liverpool, plus Chelsea and Manchester City, Xhaka says his future is in the hands of his agent and the Bundesliga club and he will not be putting pressure on either.“I don’t know if it will become an issue,” he said. “It’s not up to me, but my club.“My task is to focus on my football. For as long as I am here, I want to give 100%, the rest will be done by my club and my agent.“It really isn’t the case that I desperately want to leave. Everything would really have to come together [for that to happen].”Former Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld recently said Xhaka is worth between €30-50million [£23-38million], and that is a sum Gladbach would likely entertain for their captain.“When somebody like Ottmar Hitzfeld says that about you, then it can only make you pride,” Xhaka added.“I’ll leave it up to others to judge if I’m really worth between 30 and 50 million. I don’t know.” Liverpool target Granit Xhaka 1last_img read more

Former Liverpool star to return as Sky Sports pundit this season

first_imgJamie Carragher is due to return to his role as a Sky Sports pundit for the upcoming season, five months after his spitting shame. Getty 2 2 The former Liverpool defender is said to have convinced the broadcaster he would be able to resist future provocation before they sanctioned his return to the studio.Carragher has been suspended from his role since March when he spat from his car window at a 14-year-old girl and her father, who had been taunting him about Manchester United’s earlier victory over Liverpool.The incident caused a huge storm, with calls for Sky to sack the former England international from his rumoured £1million-a-year role.Carragher was quick to apologise for the incident and appeared to be truly sorry for his actions, which he described it as a ‘moment of madness’.Sky Sports said that he had fallen ‘well below the standards we expect’ but did not give the Monday Night Football pundit the boot. Carragher hosted Monday Night Football alongside Gary Neville on Sky Sports The Anfield legend recently met Sky Sports managing director Barney Francis to discuss his future with the organisation, and after demonstrating the extent of his regret it was agreed he would return to his role next month.The Premier League season starts on August 11, when Carragher can expect his return to punditry to lead to further criticism via social media.A spokesman for the organisation told Press Association Sport on Tuesday: “We’ve spoken to Jamie and reminded him of the standards we expect at Sky Sports.“He has shown remorse, is hugely apologetic for the offence he caused and has taken the appropriate steps to make sure that the incident will not be repeated.”last_img read more

Rangers up to second in Scottish Premiership after thrashing St Johnstone

first_imgWith a shake of the hips, however, the Colombian fooled the Saints left-back into lunging at fresh air as he then cut back onto his left to smash past Clark.And it was game over on 52 minutes as Gers wrapped up victory. Morelos sparked a rapid attack with a clever flick to escape Shaughnessy’s attentions.Kent met his cut-back but saw his powerful strike rattle the bar. Arfield latched onto the rebound in a flash and kept his shot low as he rifled home the third.Jon Flanagan was lucky his slack back-pass was not punished by Tony Watt as the former Celtic striker clipped wide of Allan McGregor’s posts. Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos 💙 Three points in the Sunday sun. pic.twitter.com/cXgTlphSOv— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) September 23, 2018And there was not a hint of doubt in their play on Sunday as James Tavernier, Alfredo Morelos, Scott Arfield, Kyle Lafferty and Daniel Candeias fired the goals which propel the Light Blues up to second spot in the Ladbrokes Premiership.Blair Alston tucked home a late penalty but it was scant consolation on a painful day for Saints, who remain in eighth place.News of Celtic’s last-gasp defeat at Kilmarnock ensured Ibrox was pumped up for kick-off.The hosts were celebrating Armed Services Day and had two RAF airmen deliver the match ball before kick-off after abseiling from the roof of the Govan Stand.And it did not take long for Gerrard’s men to make a successful take-off as they opened the scoring nine minutes in. Rangers capped off a good week with a 5-1 demolition of St Johnstone at Ibrox.Steven Gerrard’s men are a side growing in confidence after securing a great Europa League draw at Villareal on Thursday night. Morelos put the home side in control 1center_img Latest Scottish Premiership News scrap 🚀 The captain enjoyed that free-kick. pic.twitter.com/GXfThkjS5p— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) September 23, 2018Joe Shaughnessy’s trip on Tavernier handed Rangers a free-kick on the edge of the box and the Ibrox skipper made the Irishman pay as he whipped the ball past the wall to leave Zander Clark no chance.The goalkeeper did much better moments later when Morelos got a lucky bounce as he went past Richard Foster before slipping in Ryan Kent, whose low drive was pushed away well.Foster then kicked a Lassana Coulibaly header off the line before the former Ibrox defender earned himself a booking for a crude hack on Kent. From the set-piece, Tavernier came close to repeating his earlier trick as he crashed the ball against the crossbar.But the second did arrive 11 minutes before the interval. Morelos picked up possession wide on the right but after exchanging passes with Tavernier looked to be heading down a blind alley as Scott Tanser guided him towards the byline. Clark did well to keep the score down as he turned away efforts from Kent and Arfield but there was no stopping Lafferty’s goal as he climbed off the bench to sweep home from a flowing counter-attack on 74 minutes.Alston earned his side a spot-kick three minutes later as he was tripped by Connor Goldson.He made no mistake from the spot but the deficit was soon back at four as Candeias grabbed number five in the 79th minute, taking his time to finish off after being teed up by Arfield.Slast_img read more

LETTERKENNY SUPERPUB SISTER SARA’S GIVING AWAY €50 BAR TAB FOR THIS WEEKEND

first_imgSister Sara’s is the No.1 venue to celebrate the party season this year and with a string of great promotional offers available this weekend it’s easy to see!They’re giving one lucky punter the chance to win a FREE €50 bar tab to enjoy this weekend.All you to do to be in with a chance of winning the competition is by going on their Facebook and follow some simple instructions. Management at the Letterkenny super-pub are getting in the festive spirit and are also hosting a FREE disco this Saturday night.It’s desire to provide excellence and value to its customers is why it’s so highly regarded by weekend revellers.LIVE Sport will also be screened over the course of the weekend, if you’re partying this weekend, make sure you do it at Sister Sara’s.LETTERKENNY SUPERPUB SISTER SARA’S GIVING AWAY €50 BAR TAB FOR THIS WEEKEND was last modified: December 4th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewsSister Sara’slast_img read more

Ohio Pork Council to host Pork-a-Palooza

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Pork Council is pleased to host Pork-a-Palooza for the second year in a row. The event will be featuring bacon, BBQ and beer at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on May 18, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.Throughout the event, attendees will have the opportunity to dine on pork-centric food items from Central Ohio’s finest restaurants and food trucks, listen to live music, and take part in numerous kids activities, giveaways and educational experiences.“Pork-a-Palooza is a wonderful opportunity for the Delaware community to learn more about pork and how it’s raised in Ohio while enjoying an afternoon outside with friends and family,” said Ken Garee, Delaware County resident and Ohio Pork Council’s Director at Large.Price of admission is $6 per person, while children 12 and under are granted free admission. Tickets can be purchased online at pork-a-palooza.com or on the day of the event. Those who purchase their tickets online will be presented with an exclusive Pork-a-Palooza punch card on the day of the event. Punch card holders can visit each vendor to purchase their $2 Pork-a-Palooza sampler item for a chance to win a whole hog, processed and freezer-ready. Punch cards will also be available for purchase at Pork-a-Palooza for $5.“Back by popular demand, the Ohio Pork Council is thrilled to host their second Pork-a-Palooza in the Delaware Community this May, with new and exciting features for attendees of all ages,” Garee said.For more information, visit pork-a-palooza.com or contact Melissa Bell at 614-882-5887 or mbell@ohiopork.org.last_img read more

Why Tiny Houses Make Sense

first_imgProtect yourself by living tinyThe cost of this increase in square footage has been significant not only to our resources and planet but also to our pocket books. By building houses we can actually afford, we secure housing for the rest of our lives.According to newly released data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, Americans spend, on average, more than 33% of their income on housing. How much time each week could you save if you didn’t have to give 33% of your income towards your housing? How many hours away from home, your family, your hobbies, does this represent? For most people, two out of their five work-week days go towards their housing payment alone.Consider that most people are living in spaces much bigger than what they actually need, and that the same level of comfort can be achieved in much smaller spaces with good design. Paying 33% of your income is insane!It is clear from the recent studies that Florida cites in his article that more and more people are struggling to make their housing payments. A CNN article on America’s unsettling comfort with personal debt notes, “Americans haven’t become much better at keeping track of their personal finances since the recession began in 2008.″ In the article, Greg McBride, chief financial analyst at Bankrate.com, says, “American consumers are not showing improvement in these areas.”Compounding this debt issue is the fact that mortgage underwriting standards have become even more lax. With past housing booms and crashes and the potential, if not probability, for history to repeat itself, many of us in the tiny house world understand these risks and the need to protect ourselves from future housing crises by living tiny.We were recently directed by Ryan Mitchell from The Tiny Life website to an informative article which covers housing trends, the economy, and where things are headed. The author, Richard Florida, points out that another perfect storm for a real estate crash is brewing (much like the 2008 crash).We were personally affected by the ’08 event as we were in the middle of a green residential development project when the bottom fell out of the real estate market. As such, the news of another potential crash brings with it a familiar sense of concern. In the article, the author reports that “When it comes to housing, sometimes it seems we never learn,” and that “a spate of reports shows that families are having a harder and harder time paying for housing.” At the crux of the problem is the fact that “Americans continue to want more space in bigger homes.”Somewhere along the line we began to build bigger and bigger houses. The promise of the American “dream” is alluring and as material costs have decreased over the years, our ability to get more for our money has become an irresistible temptation, leading us to build as big as possible. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average house size in the United States (now about 2,600 square feet) has increased 61% since 1973. Tiny Houses to the RescueFreeGreen Rolls Out Plans for Tiny HousesTiny Houses Replace Tents for Homeless Interestingly, the average household size has decreased in that same time period (meaning that fewer people are living under the same roof); however, the average square footage per person (now about 1,000 square feet) has nearly doubled. Does one really need 1,000 square feet in order to be comfortable? And is it worth the extra cost and stress? RELATED ARTICLES Why not build something you can actually afford?The trend towards larger housing continues and 2014 marked the largest average home size on record in the U.S. The average cost of new house construction in the U.S., according to the National Association of Home Builders, was nearly $250,000 in 2013 (not including land).By rough calculation, the average down payment on a construction loan is 20 percent, or $50,000. Now consider that the cost to build our hOMe tiny house was just over $33,000. You see where I’m going with this: Why not build a totally functional, beautiful, and safe tiny house for $17,000 less than the down payment of the average construction loan?It doesn’t take a genius to understand how tiny houses can bring back equilibrium to our spending habits and economy. Not only do tiny houses cost significantly less to build, condition, and maintain, but they also make more mindful consumers out of us. There just isn’t space for unnecessary items.As such, we can’t go out and spend money blindly. The lessons we personally learned from the ’08 real estate crash were in large part what motivated us to break from the shackles of high housing costs and to downsize into our 207-square-foot tiny hOMe. Now, no matter what happens with the economy, one thing is certain: we will always have a beautiful roof over our heads. There is nothing tiny about that luxury. This blog originally appeared at TinyHouseBuild.com, a website run by Gabriella and her husband Andrew.last_img read more