Almost two weeks after an order was issued for the closure of sandpits in Bartica by the Natural Resources Ministry, the Town Council has been facing some challenges as it relates to other pending projects.Bartica Mayor Gifford MarshallThis was related by the Mayor of Bartica Gifford Marshall who explained that the municipality has met the requirements that were demanded to improve the working conditions of the sandpits. However, those facilities are yet to be reopened.“One of our agencies responsible for mining came into Bartica and close what we would refer to as one of our sandpits. To date, that facility remains closed and of course, it is causing some major challenges for the municipality. Despite the municipality would’ve met the requirements that were demanded by the agency, that facility remains closed,” the Mayor stated.He noted that while the municipality is affected, the other challenges come from the fact that all works have been stalled until the matter is resolved and the sandpits are up and running. It is a situation that is considered as “unbearable”.“Of course, that means that all government projects are on hold. That also means that private contractors cannot work. The banks are calling us and asking us what is happening and it’s a situation that is getting unbearable to say the least,” he stated.Meanwhile, Mayor Marshall also posited that attempts were made to engage the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) and if a positive outcome is not generated, then the Council would remain on the sideline and the decision would be left to the people of Bartica.“I spoke with the commissioner of GGMC just a few days ago and subsequently wrote him. It is my belief that if they do not act appropriately, then I think the people of Bartica will have to decide the way forward and I will leave that to them. Not the councilors and the Mayor, but the people of Bartica will have to decide the way forward.”Just two weeks ago, there were orders to close the sandpit following at Five Miles, Bartica following “dangerous safety infraction” that was said to have occurred there during a visit by the Minister within the Natural Resources Minister, Simona Broomes.Men were seen shoveling from a steep drop with unstable overburden which could have proven to be detrimental to those workers. Additionally, millions were reportedly owed in royalties to the GGMC.
UPDATE – The highway is now open. FORT ST JOHN, B.C. – A collision south of Fort St John has closed the Alaska Highway. The RCMP have not released any information about the collision.- Advertisement -At this time we understand the collision is near the old Honey Farm and a detour is in place. Motorists are advised to use the 269 road and travel past the airport to get back onto the Alaska Highway.As information is released we will update this story. You can also send us tips to firstname.lastname@example.org
GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Police in Grande Prairie say that they are continuing their search for a woman who has not been seen in nearly two years.47 year-old Karen Marie Jordan was reported missing on February 10th of this year by a family member who had not heard from her in five years.The RCMP’s search since then has lead investigators to learn that Jordan was last seen in Grande Prairie in November of 2014. Jordan is described as: Caucasian, 5’2” tall, weighing 119 lbs., with blonde shoulder-length hair, and green eyes. She has a tattoo of flowers and hearts on her lower back.- Advertisement -There is general concern for her well being and RCMP would like to locate and speak with Jordan as soon as possible. Police are asking anyone who knows of Jordan’s whereabouts or has recently been in contact with her to please contact the Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at 780-830-5701 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
0Shares0000Chelsea manager Antonio Conte answers questions during a press conference at the Cobham training facility in southwest London, on September 11, 2017 © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 11 – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte indicated on Monday he will rotate his players for his side’s Champions League opener against Azerbaijani newcomers Qarabag.Tuesday’s encounter at Stamford Bridge is the second in a sequence of seven matches in 21 days for Conte’s Premier League champions. With a midweek League Cup game against Nottingham Forest coming up on September 20, after a home game with Arsenal in the league on Sunday, Conte says he has no choice but to shake things up.“It’s normal when you have to play seven games in 21 days to rotate my players. I’m very calm about this because I trust my players,” Conte told reporters at Chelsea’s Cobham training base.“You are never relaxed in England because you have to play a tough league and also FA Cup and also Carabao (League) Cup.“Now we are starting to play the Champions League. To play 60, 65 games, it’s normal, but it’s not easy. In my past, sometimes before a Champions League game, you rested. In England it’s not easy to do this.“When you make the decision (on selection) there is always the risk. The risk could be to play with the same players as against Leicester and then after the game, ‘Why didn’t you change the team that was tired?’“You know very well if you win you’ve made the best decision, if you lose you’ve made the worst decision.“I must be realistic, I must be calm, to make the best decision for these seven games.”Star forward Eden Hazard returned to action after a broken ankle in Saturday’s 2-1 win at Leicester City, but is only expected to make the substitutes’ bench for the Group C opener.New signing Danny Drinkwater has been ruled out after injuring his calf in training on Sunday.Chelsea did not compete in Europe last season for the first time in 20 years after a lowly 10th-place league finish in 2015-16.Conte, who won the Champions League as a player with Juventus in 1996, wants to engineer a repeat of Chelsea’s 2012 triumph in the competition, but he warned it will take time.“In the Champions League we are starting a path and it will be very important to start building something important,” said the Italian, who never went beyond the quarter-finals as Juventus coach.“To win a competition, you need to work very hard, to improve over years and to grow step by step and to arrive to be like Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Juventus are now.“You don’t create a big strong team easily.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
SPORTS: The staff and students of Mulroy College took full advantage of the recent spell of good weather as they held their annual ‘Sports Day’ which took place on the school grounds in Milford. The prize of ‘Sports Class 2015’ was up for grabs as the students competed against each other in a wide variety of track and field and team events. In the morning there were impressive performances from Dennis Mc Ginley, Michelle Mc Devitt, and Eoghan Logue on the track, while in the afternoon team events took centre stage as the students competed in baseketball, unihoc and football for additional points.While there was a focus on enjoyment and participation the Pride of place for 2015 went to Junior class Rang Caitriona and their captain Jaden brogan and Senior class Rang Diarmuid and their class captain Will Douglas on winning their respective competitions. Congratulations to all the students on their success on the sporting stage!SPORT: MULROY COLLEGE ANNUAL SPORTS DAY – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: October 12th, 2015 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:Mulroy CollegeSport
Mother and daughter Margaret McGonigle (69) and Mairead Mundy (39) and their close friend Racheal Cassidy Battles (37), who were tragically killed on Friday, are to be laid to rest tomorrow in Bruckless.They had been traveling home from Dublin airport following a dream holiday in Turkey when they were involved in a three-car road traffic collision in Louth at 1am.Hundreds of people attended the removal as the three tragic neighbours were taken home to Ballyloughan for the last time. Parish priest Father James Sweeney will officiate the Requiem masses tomorrow.Speaking to the Irish Independent Father Sweeney says that the parish is still in a state of shock, but people are beginning to come to terms with the awful tragedy.“There is still disbelief and shock. Personally, I am coming to terms with having to officiate at three funerals in two services as best as I can.“These things are never easy, but you face up to it as best as you can.” Margaret McGonigle and Mairead Mundy are reposing at Mrs Mundy’s residence in Ballyloughan, Bruckless. The removal takes place tomorrow (Monday) morning, going to the Church of Saint Joseph and Saint Conal in Bruckless for funeral mass at 11am, with the burial taking place in the adjoining cemetery. Family time from 11pm to 11am.Racheal Cassidy Battles is reposing at her late residence in Ballyloughan, Bruckless. The removal takes place on tomorrow (Monday), to the Church of Saint Joseph and Saint Conal in Bruckless for 2:30pm funeral mass. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family time from 11pm to 11am.There will be a shuttle bus service to the wake houses from Bruckless National School.Picture by Northwest NewspixThe remains of the late Margaret McGonigle passing the church at Bruckless. (North West Newspix)Donegal mourns as three tragic women arrive home was last modified: July 24th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:BrucklessdonegalLouthmairead mundyMargaret McGonigleracheal cassidy
As Janata Dal (U) president Nitish Kumar is all set to take oath as Bihar Chief Minister with the help of the BJP, barely 14 hours after quitting from the post, JD(U)’s state unit president Bashishtha Narayan Singh dismissed all allegations of opportunism against him.”Nitish Kumar took this decision in consonance with the kind of politics he has always done which is good governance and zero tolerance for corruption. The first duty of any political leader is to ensue that governance is a priority,” he said.”Those accusing Nitish Kumar of opportunism should instead question RJD that prioritised family ties over continuing this alliance. After all, Nitish Kumar wanted Tejaswi Yadav to quit, not break the alliance. It was RJD that made it a deal breaker,” he said.He added that party MP Ali Anwar, who has declared that he does not want to stay in the JD(U) following the split in the Mahagathbandhan was ‘free to act according to his will.’”Everyone is free to act according to their own will but I must say that the first time Ali Anwarji became Rajya Sabha MP was when JD (U) was in the NDA,” he added.
The latest Google doodle celebrates the world’s biggest sporting extravaganza, the Olympics.The Olympics open in London on Friday.The doodle highlights football, swimming, athletics, javelin throw, fencing and basketball.The 2012 Summer Olympics will see 81 Indian athletes taking part in 13 disciplines in the Games that will be held from July 27 to Aug 12.
The atmosphere at the Excel arena was incredible as Indian icon Mary Kom and local favourite Nicola Adams slugged it out for a berth in the 51kg final in front of an appreciative audience. Match photosAt the end of four rounds, each lasting two minutes, the Briton had sealed her spot in the London Olympics final but Mary Kom walked out smiling having won millions of hearts at home and in the United Kingdom.As Mary Kom wore the bronze medal around her neck and remembered her twin sons, she became emotional. “I am sorry I could not win gold but at least I am taking back a bronze medal home,” said the 29-year-old supermom who has made millions of sacrifices for this day.Having won five world championship titles in the 48kg category and moved to the 51kg category for the Olympics, Mary Kom was at a disadvantage.But the way the diminutive Indian boxer threw in effort, though it did not translate into points on the computers, Mary Kom was superb.The Indian’s 6-11 loss to Nicola may sound bad, but Mary Kom made everyone forget it as she had a medal to show.Nicola did take control of the proceedings from the opening bell. Fast on her feet and landing punches with panache, Nicola was smart.With British prime minister David Cameroon also watching the bout, Nicola got that extra zing into play as she adopted a smart strategy of coming in and scoring points and then moving back. It was a pattern which the Indian had not bargained for.advertisementOnce into the second round, Nicola landed two thudding upper cuts while continuing to punch beautifully off the back foot. At the end of the third round the score was 8-4.Mary Kom knew she had to show aggression in the decider as there was no other go against an opponent whose footwork was slick. The sad part for Mary Kom was despite throwing all the weight she could, the points were not being scored.As the raucous audience lapped up every minute of the action, it was clear when Nicola was declared winner, there was a huge roar.However, Mary However was not disturbed as hundreds of media personnel waited for her to speak in English and then Hindi.”I have been living this Olympic dream for years and I know what it means to me and my country. All the sacrifices I have made in this life have been rewarded through this medal,” said Mary Kom.Asked about the scoring system, Mary Kom shot back: “I am scoring but they are not pressing the button and scoring!”However, Brig Muralidharan Raja, secretary of the Indian boxing federation said there was nothing to complain about. “It was a fair contest and we cannot complain about anything,” said Raja.Mary Kom’s medal means so much for women in Indian sport. It also puts her state Manipur prominently on the India map as they have faced a clutch of problems in day to day life.As the brand ambassador for women’s boxing, Mary Kom has left an indelible mark. This is the first time two Indian women have won medals in one Olympics and Mary Kom deserves all the praise and rewards for her efforts.She has spent invaluable time away from her family. “I cannot explain my feelings and emotions and I know I had millions praying for my medal,” said Mary Kom.To be sure, unlike men’s boxing, women’s boxing is not a glamorous sport at home. The total number of women boxers who compete in India is just in hundreds and not even a thousand.So for Mary Kom to come out tops with women’s boxing making its debut at the Olympics is a big deal.”We do expect that this medal will be an inspiration for women boxers in India,” said Raja.The magnitude of Mary Kom’s achievement will only be underlined when she returns to India. After all, it is her medal which has enhanced India’s medal tally to an all-time high of four in one Olympics.
Jose Mourinho has arrived at Manchester United with a bang. In his first media interaction after being appointed the manager of the most prestigious club in English football’s history, Mourinho said he was not good with words after making the thirty-minute press conference a sneak peek of the exciting times ahead for the club with the witty manager. (Jose Mourinho charts new path for Rooney at Man United )From taking a dig at his counterparts Arsene Wenger and Louis van Gaal to revealing what Sir Alex Ferguson had told him about the United job, Mourinho’s first press conference at the Old Trafford was a journalist’s delight. Here are few quotes from his press conference. It’s a job everyone wants and not many have, and I have it. I know what the fans expect from me. This challenge does not make me nervous, it comes at the right time in my career. I’m a bit frustrated that I am not playing Champions League. Hopefully it is only one season we are not there.Jose Mourinho during his unveiling as United’s manager at Old Trafford. (MUFC Media) I was never very good playing with words or hiding behind words, and hiding behind philosophies. I was never good at that. I never tried to be good on that. It would be quite pragmatic to say let’s work and let’s try to be back to the Champions League, be back to the top four. I am not good on that and I didn’t want to be good on that. I am more aggressive. We want to win.” There are some managers who haven’t won titles for 10 years. Some of them never. The last time I won was a year ago. For United fans success was routine, I want the players to forget the last few years.Jose Mourinho making his way to the pitch at Old Trafford. (MUFC Media)If one day Ryan Giggs wants to be back to the club while I am here I would never stop him from coming back. Sir Alex Ferguson asked me to bring the umbrella. It was a great advice as yesterday it was raining heavily at the training ground. The second advice was he told me to bring a bottle of wine because now we are going to have many occasions to be together. Wayne Rooney is not a striker any more, maybe he is not a number nine any more, but with me he will never be a number six or somebody who plays 50 meters away from the goal.Jose Mourinho during the press conference. (MUFC Media)Yes, Rooney’s pass is amazing, but my pass is also amazing without pressure. To be there, to put the ball in the net, is the most difficult thing you have to find.advertisement