Category: hietrdjriipi

NDC clerk found murdered on ECD

NDC clerk found murdered on ECD

first_imgA 58-year-old man was killed during the wee hours of Monday at Haslington North, East Coast Demerara (ECD) as he was on his way to his sister’s residence.Dead is David Gentle of Lot 42 Golden Grove, ECD.Reports are the man’s body was found about 01:30h with several chop wounds to his face and about his body.Undertakers at the scene as residents attempt to get a glimpse of the body of the NDC clerkPolice investigations have so far revealed that Gentle, a father of four, who worked at the Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) as a clerk was last seen at a karaoke in Nabaclis North, ECD.His body was later found lying motionless in a pool of blood near his bicycle by residents in the area. It was subsequently taken to Jerrick’s Funeral Parlour to await a post-mortem examination.When Guyana Times visited the area on Monday, relatives dismissed robbery as a motive, since the man’s body was found with his jewellery and his cellular phone intact.Gentle’s younger sister, Wanda Benjamin said she hoped that the Police could find her brother’s killer(s) and close this case soon.She recalled that she was awakened by someone who arrived at her home to request the services of her husband – who is a photographer. The woman said she and her family went to the scene, but initially did not recognise Gentle as his face was covered by blood.“I am hoping that the Police catch the person that did that as soon as possible and bring it to justice, so we as a family could get closure of his death,” she cried.Meanwhile, Stokeley Roberts, brother of the now dead man, said Gentle was a jovial person and hardly ever got into arguments.Dead: David GentleHe explained that his brother worked as a clerk at the village’s NDC and would usually be responsible for enforcing certain regulations, which may have been offensive to some persons.“To say if he had a problem with anybody, I won’t be able to say, but the work that he is doing – he works at the NDC office as a Clerk of Works to go around and see if people squatting on Government reserves like an enforcer, so I don’t know if this could be one of the reasons that cause this to happen to him… I know totally is not a robbery … why I would say is not a robbery is because jewellery, cellular phone, everything was intact,” he said.Roberts said when he saw his brother, he was very shocked as his sibling was motionless with several chops to his neck, with his head barely attached.last_img read more

Watford transfer report: Porto keen on signing Hornets defender permanently

Watford transfer report: Porto keen on signing Hornets defender permanently

first_img Miguel Layun wants to stay at Porto after an impressive loan spell Porto are closing in on a deal for Watford defender Miguel Layun.The left-back spent last season on loan at the Portuguese club and he impressed during his 27 appearances.The Mexican has expressed his desire to remain at Porto in recent weeks and now he could be about to get his wish.According to O Jogo, Porto are close to agreeing a deal with Watford which would see Layun make his move permanent.The Portuguese side are set to fork out around £4.5million, while offering the 27-year-old a contract till 2020. 1last_img read more

Could Van Dijk still sign for Liverpool this summer? ‘Still a possibility’

Could Van Dijk still sign for Liverpool this summer? ‘Still a possibility’

first_img1 Liverpool fans have been refusing to give up hope on Virgil van Dijk moving to Anfield.The Southampton defender was reportedly made a top target by Jurgen Klopp and it was claimed they were close to winning the race, with the player apparently keen on a switch to Merseyside.However, any chance of the clubs doing business together was scuppered after the Saints appealed for the Premier League to investigate an alleged illegal approach.READ MORE: Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier takes swipe at Liverpool over Virgil van Dijk pursuit – ‘I remember when they dealt with transfers with a bit more class’Liverpool apologised for ‘any misunderstanding’ and vowed to end their interest in the £50m-rated defender.The towering 6ft 3in centre-back has impressed in the Premier League since arriving at St Mary’s from Celtic in 2015.He has been strongly linked with following Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and Nathaniel Clyne from Southampton to Liverpool, while the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City have also reportedly been interested.The 25-year-old posted a cryptic tweet on Thursday, pictured on a plane in deep thought, and Reds supporters want to believe a transfer could still happen after Southampton reportedly accepted their apology.See below… Virgil van Dijk: The Dutch centre-back is a man in demand this summer last_img read more

Which football teams do these world figures support?

Which football teams do these world figures support?

first_img 21 21 Monaco Supporter While some of them choose not to officially declare their allegiances, others proudly boast which club they follow.For those who don’t publicly state which team they support, rumours often begin to swirl, speculating on the matter.Below are 20 major world figures and the football clubs they support. 10. Pope Francis 6. Duchess Catherine Middleton (UK) 21 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 21 Football is without doubt the world’s game.Most people on the planet have a preferred team, including those in power. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow 21 Ayr United Supporter 21 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Rumoured Bradford City Supporter Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT deals 21 Rumoured West Ham/Darmstadt Supporter Aston Villa Supporter 21 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 21 no dice Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Former Real Madrid Youth Player, Atletico Madrid Supporter 20. Donald Trump (US President) Rumoured Zenit St Petersburg Supporter Chelsea Supporter 21 14. Kim Jong-un (North Korean Supreme Leader) Ajax and Feyenoord Supporters 4. Prince William (UK) tense 21 Rumoured Arsenal Supporter 21 REVEALED Arsenal Supporter 16. Mauricio Macri (Argentinian President) silverware 3. King Harald V (Norway) 21 7. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima (Netherlands) 15. Prince Albert II (Monaco) 19. Barack Obama (Former US President) 21 11. Vladimir Putin (Russian President) Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star 13. Nicola Sturgeon (SNP Leader) Manchester United Supporter 21 AFC Wimbledon Supporter England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 21 Tottenham Supporter 21 5. Prince Harry (UK) San Lorenzo Supporter 21 18. Queen Elizabeth (UK) 17. Prince Charles (UK) 12. King Felipe VI (Spain) 2. Angela Merkel (German Chancellor) 8. Pedro Sanchez (Spanish Prime Minister) The world’s most famous and infamous faces have an interest in football Latest Premier League News shining 1. Theresa May (UK Prime Minister) REAL DEAL Burnley Supporter REVEALED 21 Atletico Madrid Supporter Energie Cottbus Supporter Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 21 9. Tenzin Gyatso (Dalai Lama) gameday cracker 21 Boca Juniors Supporter Not a supporter, but nearly bought Atletico Nacional, San Lorenzo and Rangerslast_img read more

BUDGET REACTION: SICK PAY CUT IS ATTACK ON ORDINARY PEOPLE, SAYS RESOURCE CENTRE BOSS

BUDGET REACTION: SICK PAY CUT IS ATTACK ON ORDINARY PEOPLE, SAYS RESOURCE CENTRE BOSS

first_imgJim McLaughlin, Chairman of the Donegal Family Resource Centre, in Donegal Town has condemned the Government for implementing measures which he claims “attacks ordinary workers”.Mr McLaughlin told Donegal Daily: “The Government have used this budget to introduce measures which will effect workers who must go on sick leave.“This means that a worker certified as being unfit to work by their GP will not be entitled to receive sickness benefit for the first six days. “This will particularly impact on the vast majority of private sector workers who do not have sick pay schemes in the work place, forcing hard pressed working people to go without.”Mr McLaughlin said the cut was particularly cruel for workers who were helping to keep the country afloat.“These very workers are contributing to the benefits system yet are increasingly being denied any support from it,” he said.“The reality is that private sector workers are being constantly drained of their income to support a completely unfair system”.  BUDGET REACTION: SICK PAY CUT IS ATTACK ON ORDINARY PEOPLE, SAYS RESOURCE CENTRE BOSS was last modified: October 16th, 2013 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:budgetDonegal Town resource centreJim McLaughlinsick pay cutslast_img read more

DDTV: DONEGAL STUDENT MAKES FIFTY SHADES OF GREY ELECTION VIDEO

DDTV: DONEGAL STUDENT MAKES FIFTY SHADES OF GREY ELECTION VIDEO

first_imgDDTV: A Donegal student has created a clever, funny and (clean) version of Fifty Shades of Grey for his upcoming election campaign.Domhnaill Harkin, a final-year Law student at DCU is running for Welfare Officer and is currently on the campaign trail. He and his election team have came up with a witty campaign video which displays Domhnaill’s funny side which they hope will separate him from the other candidates.As well as playing Christian Grey, Domhnaill does tell voters why they should vote for him in his video and reveals his policies if he were elected in the forthcoming student elections.Simply click play on the video above to watch.If Jamie Dornan does decide not to star in the sequel, maybe producers could give Domhnaill a call?   DDTV: DONEGAL STUDENT MAKES FIFTY SHADES OF GREY ELECTION VIDEO was last modified: March 20th, 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:FeaturesnewsPoliticslast_img read more

SUPERB SAVINGS ON BACK TO SCHOOL ITEMS AT COONEYS HOME AND GARDEN CENTRE

SUPERB SAVINGS ON BACK TO SCHOOL ITEMS AT COONEYS HOME AND GARDEN CENTRE

first_imgBUSINESS: Cooneys Home & Garden in Letterkenny offer the largest selection of ‘Back to School’ items in the Northwest including school bags, lunch boxes, pencil cases, copy books and a complete range of stationery!Dreading searching the town to style out your son or daughter for the new school term? Look no further than Cooneys Home & Garden. We have everything you need in store, suitable for both National & Secondary school students!Our range of schoolbags include Ridge 53, Jeep, Totto and a selection of Disney character bags which are offered with a quality guarantee.We also have some fantastic special offers on stationery in store including 10 (120 page) copy books for ONLY €3!Grab a bargain at Cooneys Home & Garden – your one stop shop for Back to School gear! SUPERB SAVINGS ON BACK TO SCHOOL ITEMS AT COONEYS HOME AND GARDEN CENTRE was last modified: August 5th, 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Bringing a taste of Africa to London

Bringing a taste of Africa to London

first_imgRay Maota Beverly and Dereck Joubert are wildlifedocumentarians who are passionate aboutthe conservation of big cats in the wild. Legadema, the leopard, is the star ofthe Jouberts’ documentary “Throughthe eyes of a Leopard”.(Images: Beverly and Dereck Joubert)MEDIA CONTACTS• National Geographic London Store+44 207 025 6960The African bush and all its beauty have been brought to central London in the form of a two-month photographic exhibition, Visions of Africa, made by award-winning wildlife filmmaking and conservationist couple Beverly and Dereck Joubert.The exhibition opened at the National Geographic store on Regent Street on 5 July 2011 and will run until 5 September.The launch of the exhibition coincided with the introduction of two new National Geographic DVDs by the Jouberts, Big Cat Odyssey and Lions of Darkness.Big Cat Odyssey documents the Joubert’s 30 years of filming big cats and Lions of Darkness looks at the challenges facing a growing pride of lions.Another DVD, Ultimate Enemies, will be released on 14 August 2011. It’s a compilation of three films made by the couple: Ultimate Enemies, a film about a pack of lions which have learnt how to hunt elephants; Eternal Enemies, about the territorial battles between hyenas and lions; and Relentless Enemies, which documents how lions hunt indomitable buffalo.Dereck said: “When we went out into the wilds of Africa we needed to understand the ecosystem by looking at the top predators. There cannot be a more ‘top predator’ than the lion, as they give you a good idea of how everything else works.”Beverly added: “We try to create awareness of how quickly we are losing these cats – we could lose them in 15 years. We do not want to be chastising nations or cultures, but we cannot be shooting lions when the animals are in decline.”For their efforts over the years the couple have won numerous accolades, among them five Emmys and the World Ecology Award.The recent launch included an auction of Beverly’s photographs of Legadema, a female leopard the Jouberts have followed since she was eight days old.Legadema is Setswana for “the light from the sky”.Through Legadema’s eyesThe Jouberts have also made a documentary of Legadema’s life, entitled Through the eyes of a Leopard.As a cub left alone while her mother was on hunts, Legadema quickly learned to survive the perils of the wild.The young cat practised her hunting skills on squirrels and made her first kill at five months when her mother brought her a live impala.Legadema and her mother became separated after an incident when the young cub interfered with her mother’s hunt, leaving the hyenas to capture the prey.The growing Legadema soon became independent and one day managed to kill a baboon, which was carrying its young. In an intriguing twist, the leopard temporarily adopted the orphaned ape and nursed it through the night, picking up the tiny animal every time it fell from the tree.Although Legadema protected the young baboon from other predators, it didn’t survive the night, as it was too weak to live without its mother.This encounter with the baby baboon was documented by the Jouberts and published online, earning Legadema instant internet fame.The Jouberts are now planning to document the next chapter of Legadema’s life as a mother of two cubs.King of the jungle nearing extinctionAccording to Beverly, large numbers of big cats have been wiped out over the last 50 years, making their conservation a top priority.The couple are helping preserve animal habitats and migration routes through their tourism business, Great Plains Conservation.Dereck said: “The way we go about life is to be part of the planet. Most people are divorced from the planet and we are trying to mend the relationship for all of us.”Having worked in Botswana for many years, Beverly commended the country’s policy on protecting its wilderness.The couple have also partnered with National Geographic to establish the Big Cats Initiative to find ways of protecting big cats in the wild.“We no longer have the luxury of time when it comes to big cats, if there was ever a time to take action, it is now,” said Dereck.last_img read more

Rebuilding After the Hurricanes

Rebuilding After the Hurricanes

first_imgSiddarth Narayan is a post doctoral fellow at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Michael Beck is an adjunct professor at the University of California, Santa Cruz. This post originally appeared at The Conversation. Unfolding Community Resilience Designing Homes and Communities That Can Survive a DisasterResilient CommunitiesIt Takes a Village to Be Resilient Designing Houses and Communities To Be Smarter and More ResilientResilience: Designing Homes for More Intense StormsMaking the Case for Resilient Design A 12-year “hurricane drought” during which no major hurricanes made landfall in the continental United States ended dramatically in 2017. The devastating impacts of Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria across the United States and the Caribbean provide tragic reminders of the catastrophic risks we face on our coasts.Coastlines are being developed rapidly and intensely in the United States and worldwide. The population of central and south Florida, for example, has grown by six million since 1990. Many of these cities and towns face the brunt of damage from hurricanes and are looking for better and cheaper ways to reduce their risks. Yet this rapid coastal development is destroying natural ecosystems like marshes, mangroves, and coral reefs — resources that help protect us from catastrophes.In a new and unique partnership funded by Lloyd’s of London, we worked with colleagues in academia, environmental organizations, and the insurance industry to calculate the financial benefits that coastal wetlands provide by reducing storm surge damages from hurricanes. Our recently published study found that this function is enormously valuable. It offers new evidence that protecting natural ecosystems is a cost-effective way to reduce risks from coastal storms and flooding. Reducing risk through conservationOur study demonstrates that we can measure the reduction in flood risks that coastal ecosystems provide — a concern that is central for the risk and insurance industry and for coastal managers. We show that these risk reduction benefits are significant and make a strong case for conserving and protecting our coastal ecosystems — an issue central to conservation practitioners.The next step is to use these benefits to create incentives for wetland conservation and restoration. Homeowners and municipalities could receive reductions on insurance premiums for managing wetlands. Post-storm spending should include more support for this natural infrastructure. And new financial tools such as resilience bonds, which incentivize investments in measures that reduce risk, could support wetland restoration efforts too. Wetlands reduce flood losses from storms every year, not just during single catastrophic events. We examined the effects of marshes across 2,000 storms in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey. These marshes reduced flood losses annually by an average of 16%, and up to 70% in some locations. By Siddarth Narayan and Michael Beck After the 2017 hurricanesAs communities in Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean assess their losses, the conversation is starting to turn toward rebuilding and improving resilience against future storms.It is human nature to want to return to the status quo after a disaster. More often than not, this means rebuilding seawalls and concrete barriers. But concrete walls are expensive, will need constant upgrades as sea levels rise and will further damage our natural ecosystems.Even after suffering years of damage, Florida’s mangrove wetlands and coral reefs play crucial roles in protecting the state from hurricane surges and waves. And yet, over the last six decades urban development has eliminated half of Florida’s historic mangrove habitat. Losses are still occurring across the state from the Keys to Tampa Bay and Miami. Protecting and nurturing these natural first lines of defense could help Florida homeowners reduce damages to their properties during future storms.Protecting coastal ecosystems is not a full remedy for coastal risks, but it should be part of a portfolio of solutions, from elevating buildings to strengthening levees to flood proofing. Beyond hurricane season, coastal communities face a crucial question: whether they can rebuild in ways that make them better-prepared for the next storm while also conserving their natural resources. Our work shows that the answer is yes. RELATED ARTICLES The economic value of flood protection from wetlandsAlthough there is a broad understanding that wetlands can protect coastlines, researchers have not explicitly measured how and where these benefits translate into dollar values in terms of reduced risks to people and property. To answer this question, our group worked with experts who understand risk best: insurers and risk modelers.Using the industry’s storm surge models, we compared the flooding and property damages that occurred with wetlands during Hurricane Sandy to the damages that would have occurred if these wetlands were lost. First we compared the extent and severity of flooding during Sandy to the flooding that would have happened in a scenario where all the coastal wetlands were lost. Then, using high-resolution data on assets in the flooded locations, we measured the property damages for both simulations. The difference in damages — with wetlands and without — gave us an estimate of the damages that were avoided due to the presence of these ecosystems.Our paper shows that during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, coastal wetlands prevented more than $625 million in direct property damages by buffering coasts against the storm surge. Across 12 coastal states, from Maine to North Carolina, wetlands and marshes reduced damages by an average of 11%.These benefits varied widely by location at the local and state level. In Maryland, wetlands reduced damages by 30%. In highly urban areas like New York and New Jersey they provided hundreds of millions of dollars in flood protection.Wetlands reduced damages in most locations, but not everywhere. In places in North Carolina and the Chesapeake Bay, wetlands redirected the surge in ways that protected properties directly behind them, but caused greater flooding to some properties, mainly in front of the marshes. Just as we would not build in front of a seawall or a levee, it is important to be aware of the impacts of building near wetlands.Coastal wetlands and flood damage reduction: A collaboration between academia, conservation, and the risk industrylast_img read more

Nagpur bomb blast suspect gives talaq over phone

Nagpur bomb blast suspect gives talaq over phone

first_imgA man, allegedly involved in the 2012 Nagpur bomb blast case, divorced his wife by uttering the word ‘talaq’ thrice over the phone after she “resisted his criminal activities.”The woman told the police that she married Shamsuddin Shah in 2011, embraced Islam and changed her name from Snehlata to Shamshun Nisha.She claimed that Mr.Shah was involved in the Nagpur blast and was sent to jail by the Maharashtra Police.Ms. Nisha alleged that after she opposed his criminal activites, Mr.Shah started committing atrocities on her and on May 25, he divorced her by uttering ‘talaq’ thrice over the phone.The police have started a probe into the matter based on a complaint filed by the woman.“We have asked the Maharashtra Police to verify the charge against the man levelled by his wife that he was involved in the Nagpur blast,” Additional SP Ajay Pratap said on Thursday.The ASP said her complaint was being looked into seriously. Meanwhile, in a memorandum to SP (City), Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Durga Vahini leaders alleged that Mr.Shah was trapping innocent Hindu women and pushing them into flesh trade. They dubbed it as a case of ‘love jihad’.last_img read more