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Wakapau health post receives solar system – Councillor

Wakapau health post receives solar system – Councillor

first_imgHealthcare professionals attached to the Wakapau health post in Lower Pomeroon, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are now able to deliver more services to residents living in that community, now that the health post is equipped with a solar system.This was according to People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Councillor Arnold Adams. Adams, speaking at the statutory meeting for the Regional Democratic Council (RDC), said the solar system will ensure proper storage of vaccines at the facility. Previously, the inability to access a reliable source of electricity was a major challenge for the health facility.After representation made by the Regional Health Officer (RHO), Afrah Khan, provision was made for the solar system to be sent to the area. However, Adams said the RHO for the region requested that a technical team visit the health post to conduct maintenance work on the system.“The system has to be maintained in an effort to ensure the system provides electricity for a long time,” Adams said.Another PPP RDC Councillor, Lyold Perreira, who resides at Wakapau, said residents in the area are happy the installation of the solar panel will take place at the health post. He said previously, the community health worker was forced to use a torchlight or laterns in cases of emergencies.last_img read more

Speak up to end sexual and domestic violence

Speak up to end sexual and domestic violence

first_imgThe Social Protection Ministry’s Sexual and Domestic Violence Unit on Wednesday facilitated a sensitisation exercise on sexual and domestic violence in the Kuru Kururu, Soesdyke-Linden Highway community.Probation and Social Service Officer with responsible for the East Bank Demerara District, Milton Smith, said the focus for the outreach is to provide guidance to parents and children since communication is vital within the home in order to put an end to the societal scourge.“The Childcare and Protection Agency, under the laws of Guyana, has the authority to look after the welfare and the wellbeing of children to ensure that they reach their full potential and become free from any abusive situation and become functional individuals in society. We focus on everyone receiving the same privilege to become whatever they want to,” Smith is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying.Probation and Social Services Officer for the East Bank Demerara District, Milton Smith interacts with primary school students on WednesdayHe emphasised that domestic violence affects children the most, which make them more vulnerable to abuse. Smith further stated that one of the Agency’s mandate is to ensure that children understand their rights. He called on parents to take a more hands-on approach when raising their children.“Every child has a right to an identity, they deserve care and attention. It is important that parents understand the vital role they play in the protection of their children’s mental, emotional and physical growth. It is important that every household takes a stand to end domestic violence because it becomes a cycle of normalcy if our children are exposed to domestic violence without counselling,” Smith said.According to the DPI report, the interactive session, which involved school children and adults of the Kuru Kururu community, also provided the opportunity for one-on-one sessions with the Probation and Social Services Officers. Reports of sexual abuse were also made and reported to the relevant authorities.The issue of Trafficking in Persons was also discussed and Smith highlighted some of the troubling factors such as manual labour, sexual and physical abuse, deprivation of legal documents and even death victim’s experience.“We cannot only touch on one or two societal issues but it is important that everyone understands what is Trafficking In Persons and understands what really happens to victims, we want the residents of Kuru Kururu to get a clear picture of the danger their children can be exposed to if a safe environment is not created for them,” Smith underscored.Other issues raised at the workshop were teenage pregnancy, child labour and school dropouts.last_img read more

Fatal vehicle accident near the Kiskatinaw Bridge

Fatal vehicle accident near the Kiskatinaw Bridge

first_imgA motor vehicle accident near the Kiskatinaw Bridge left one man dead on Wednesday. At around 9:00 A.M., the Dawson Creek RCMP were called to a vehicle rollover on Highway 97N, four kilometres north of the bridge. Police discovered that a red Dodge Durango was in a ditch. Officers report that the vehicle lost control as it was passing a slower moving vehicle. – Advertisement -The 63 year old driver has been identified as Lynn Volz of Rose Prairie. He was transported to the Fort St. John hospital, and then later airlifted to the Edmonton Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. A funeral will be held on Monday December 14th at 2:00 p.m. at the Charlie Lake Community Church.last_img read more

El Monte officers meet with community in IMPACT program

El Monte officers meet with community in IMPACT program

first_img“Normally people call to tell us about something being wrong,” Mora said. “Now they call us to come over for a barbecue, and that’s a great feeling.” In 2006, the El Monte Police Department received the James Q. Wilson award, presented each year to police departments that have implemented a successful community policing plan. Choe used to be with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He said one of the primary reasons he switched to the El Monte Police Department was because of its dedication to community policing. “This really takes the monotony out of police work” Choe said. “They perceive us a ticket writers and the people who lock up the bad guys and they are standoffish. Now we are familiar and friendly faces.” nisha.gutierrez@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! • Photo Gallery: IMPACT programEL MONTE – About 20 residents gathered last week in the courtyard of the New El Monte Apartments to chat with El Monte police Officer Aram Choe about their neighborhood. Choe, along with Officer Andrew Mora, told residents graffiti is down in the area, listened to their concerns about sex offenders and handed out pamphlets with tips and phone numbers for various city services. “I am accessible to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” Choe said. “If I don’t answer, leave a message and I will call you back or send me a text message and it will be taken care of.” The community meeting was held as part of the El Monte Police Department’s Improving Maintaining Public Awareness and Community Training Program, or IMPACT Program, created roughly five years ago by police Chief Ken Weldon. Sgt. Dan Burlingham said the program divides the city into 66 separate reporting districts and assigns one patrol officer to each of them. Officers respond to a variety of neighborhood issues, from complaints about barking dogs and vandalism to disputes between neighbors and loud parties. Burlingham said the goal of the IMPACT program is to create a relationship between the department and the community so the two can fight crime together. “We’re seeing a decrease in crime while surrounding cities are not,” Burlingham said. “This method of community policing has been in this department for years, but now it’s more structured and the officers are doing a great job.” Burlingham said some officers have created such a tight bond with the residents that they are invited to weddings and birthday parties. last_img read more

Appeals court upholds conviction in ’05 chase

Appeals court upholds conviction in ’05 chase

first_imgSOUTH BAY: Police pursued a Lawndale man until a crash that killed a woman. By City News Service A state appellate court panel on Friday upheld the conviction of a Lawndale man who led Hawthorne police on a high-speed chase in May 2005 that ended with a crash that killed a 30-year-old woman. The three-justice panel from the 2nd District Court of Appeal rejected Michael Lee’s claim that there was insufficient evidence to support his conviction for assaulting a peace officer. Authorities later determined that Lee, the van’s driver, was the woman’s husband and that they had gotten into a dispute that night. Prosecutors said there was no evidence that the couple’s son had been kidnapped. Officers chased the van through Gardena and into Torrance, where it ran a red light and struck the Honda Accord in which Cai was a passenger. She was pronounced dead at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Cai’s husband, who was driving the Honda, was in a coma for 27 days and underwent two brain surgeries.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The appellate court justices also rejected Lee’s claim that his 27-year prison sentence is prohibited under a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Lee was convicted in August 2006 of involuntary manslaughter for the May 14, 2005, crash that killed Annie Cai. Jurors also convicted him of evading an officer causing death, assaulting a peace officer and child abuse. The chase began when police saw a sport utility vehicle and a van quickly leaving a restaurant at 132nd Street and Hawthorne Boulevard, according to police. About a mile into the chase, the driver of the Toyota 4Runner stopped and told police that her teenage son had been taken against his will and was inside the van, police said. last_img read more

HUGE GALA DANCE PLANNED AS DEELE’S 50TH CELEBRATIONS GATHER PACE

HUGE GALA DANCE PLANNED AS DEELE’S 50TH CELEBRATIONS GATHER PACE

first_imgDeele College Principal Joe Boyle and former principals PJ McGowan and Dessie Griffin pictured at the official launch of the Deele College 50th celebrations in October. The celebrations will come to a conclusion on March 14th with a gala 50th celebration and reunion dance in the school hall.Having launched their 50th anniversary celebrations in October of last year, Deele College in Raphoe has unveiled details of a further weekend of celebrations for March 13 and March 14, ending with an amazing 50th celebration dance featuring the Beefsteak Dancers.Plans are also being put in place for a superb school show – set to feature some of the astounding talent of the school’s students on Thursday March 12th – as the celebrations for the school’s 50th anniversary reaches its pinnacle.“We are really fortunate to have so many really talented students at Deele College and it is only right that they get to showcase their talents as part of the anniversary celebrations. The Thursday night show will kick off what we hope will be three memorable days for the school,” Joe Boyle the school’s principal said. Plans for the Friday are also centred around ensuring the current student body is an integral part of the celebrations, before things once again open to the wider public on Saturday 14th March when a whole host of activities have been penciled in.“The Saturday is a day of celebration at the school and we are hoping that as many former students as possible and indeed members of the wider public will come along to join in the fun,” the school principal said.Among the events being planned that day include a family fun walk and run, a fun family open day at the school, a school legends football match and all ending with a dance on the Saturday night in the school gymnasium.“It will be a special day, we’re hoping to have as many people as possible come along to visit the school, look at the displays and old photographs and really take a walk down memory lane during the family fun day when we will have activities for children, before the celebrations come to a close at the dance. Of course the dance will be an adult event, a celebration of 50 years and a chance when hopefully many old friends will be reunited, and with our plans to transform the school hall beyond recognition and the music from the Beefsteak Dancers added in, we are certain it is a nice that people will not want to miss.”In addition, a special 50th anniversary publication is also being planned to mark the occasion and anyone with old photos, memories or other school memorabilia has been urged to contact the school or to e.mail them to liam@liamportermedia.com“We have had a great response from students and former students to the celebrations so far and we want this weekend to be a huge reunion and a celebration of the school’s 50 years in the community. Tickets for the dance will be on sale soon and of course people can keep up to date on the events by liking the Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/DeeleCollege50 “ Mr Boyle concluded HUGE GALA DANCE PLANNED AS DEELE’S 50TH CELEBRATIONS GATHER PACE was last modified: January 14th, 2015 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:50th anniversarydeele collegedonegallast_img read more

GAA: MILFORD GAA CLUB NEWS

GAA: MILFORD GAA CLUB NEWS

first_img*Marty Barrett to Join Donegal Senior Ladies Backroom Team*Congratulations to Marty Barrett who will be part of the management team for the Donegal Senior ladies next season. The club would like to wish him every success for the year ahead.*Jigs and Reels*Milford GAA in association with Milford National School will present Jigs and Reels in the Silver Tassie Hotel on February 15th, 2013. Admission will be €15 for adults and €5 for children and tickets for this event would make an ideal Christmas present. Tickets are available from any committee member or from the Milford Post Office.*Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 2-6-12-14. No jackpot winner. 3 match 3 get €25 each. Winners were: Mairead McGlynn, Shane Kelly, and Rose Crossan, all Milford. Next weeks Jackpot is €5,220. All lotto tickets bought in December will be entered into a draw for a Christmas hamper. The hampers are on display in McBrides shop, Milford, and Whoriskeys of Ramelton *Underage Winter Training Program*Great night at the Milford U13/14 Winter Training Programme in Ray Hall on Friday with the boys making a superb effort during the Shuttles, Circuits, Handball and the bleep Test. Best Score for the Bleeps test were: Daire Crossan 124, Ronan Doherty 122, Ryan Toye 111, Jonha Serrinha 110, Conor McHugh 105. Well done to them all for giving 110%. This Fridays session will be the last before the winter break, with some fun informal competitions to monitor the boys progress after the initial 8 weeks training, with a few selection boxes being given out for the craic. All new members are always welcome. Training takes place in Ray Community Center every Friday from 7-8.30pm.*Milford GAA Club Gear*Anyone who ordered club gear at the recent underage presentation night please be aware that the gear is now available for collection in McCormicks sports*Scor Table Quiz*Any club members interested in forming a table quiz team to take part in the Scor in January or February please contact 0863409183 or 0749152455 or contact the facebook page*Conversational Irish Classes*Conversational Irish classes continue every Wednesday at 7pm in the clubhouse at Moyleview Park. Adults and children welcome. Admission: Adults €2, Children €1. The classes will be for 1.5 hours and refreshments will be provided. GAA: MILFORD GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: December 11th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: MILFORD GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

DLDC HOST EVENT TO RECOGNISE THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF CARERS

DLDC HOST EVENT TO RECOGNISE THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF CARERS

first_imgRecognising the important role of carers, Donegal Local Development Company Ltd, in association with Carers Association and the Health Service Executive, is organising a Caring for Carers FREE Event for unpaid carers in An Chúirt Hotel, Gweedore on Tuesday 10th June.  This event aims to provide carers with the opportunity to share their experiences and get to know others.You can sit back and avail of motivational tips from the Key Speaker Shane Martin, followed by lunch and a choice of therapies to relax and unwind. Shane is a psychologist dedicated to teaching the very best self-help psychology to empower people to enhance the quality of their lives.Shane aligns himself to the school of Positive Psychology which focuses on our strengths; he is passionate about helping us prepare mentally and develop strategies for the inevitable crises that are part of life’s journey, so we can be happier, healthier and more resilient.So if you are caring for someone and would like to avail of some time to focus on you, then why not come along.For more information or to reserve your place please contact Diane Donnelly on 087 2770103. Healthwise have kindly sponsored the event providing goodie bags, and a free draw will also take place for all who attend the event.This event is funded by Donegal Local Development Company Ltd under Goal 1 – Promoting awareness, knowledge and uptake of services in the local community, of the Local and Community Development Programme (Transition) 2014.DLDC HOST EVENT TO RECOGNISE THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF CARERS was last modified: May 28th, 2014 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:CarersDLDCFeatureshealthImportancenewsNoticeslast_img read more

Men’s Basketball Suffers a 93-65 Defeat At South Dakota

Men’s Basketball Suffers a 93-65 Defeat At South Dakota

first_img“We’ve got to embrace adversity and doing the hard things needed to win,” Medved said. “We’ve got to have a lot more of a will on the defensive side and have that energy when shots aren’t falling.” Wednesday’s contest was Drake’s third-straight on the road and the team hopes to reverse its fortunes at home when it hosts Omaha, Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Knapp Center. Tipoff against the Mavericks is scheduled for 5 p.m. as part of a doubleheader with the women’s team hosting Nebraska at 2 p.m. Print Friendly Version Story Links Box Score VERMILLION, S.D. – A second-half slump spelled defeat for the Drake University men’s basketball team in a 93-65 loss at South Dakota Wednesday, Dec. 6, evening. Drake shot 50 percent from the field in the loss, but just 34.8 percent in the second half as South Dakota, the defending Summit League champions, pulled away for the win on its home floor. USD held a 47-43 halftime lead after a torrid first half shooting for both teams as they combined to hit 38 of 64 shots in the first half. USD built up a 7-point, 38-31, lead before Drake tied the contest five minutes later at 43-43 on a Schlatter jumper. Schlatter finished the first half with 10 points, but his scoring and Drake’s hot shooting couldn’t counteract 10 first half turnovers that USD converted into 13 points. Box Score (PDF) South Dakota opened the second half by attacking the glass and using an early 7-4 advantage in rebounding to stretch their lead back out to nine points, 60-51, with 14 minutes left in the half. The Bulldogs were unable to cut into that margin and three-straight three-pointers from the Coyotes to extend that lead to 23 points at 81-58 with eight minutes left in the contest. The Bulldog offense stayed silent as USD engineered a 15-0 run to take an 87-58 lead with three minutes left in the contest to hand the Bulldogs their fourth defeat of the season.center_img “We didn’t do anything to slow them down or take them out of rhythm,” said Drake head coach Niko Medved. “Then when some adversity hit, we didn’t respond.” Drake (4-4) was led by 14 points from Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) while Casey Schlatter (Iowa Falls, Iowa) added a season-high 12 points with six rebounds. Ore Arogundade (Chicago, Ill.) contributed 11 points and seven rebounds off the bench. South Dakota (8-3) shot 56.9 percent in the win as defensive lapses and 18 turnovers by the Bulldogs kept Drake from ever seriously threatening the Coyotes’ lead. Box Score (HTML) USD had four players record double-figure scoring with Triston Simpson’s 18 points on 4-of-5 shooting leading all scorers. Trey Burch-Manning added 17 points and nine rebounds. As a team, USD was 11-of-22 from three-point range.last_img read more

South Africa’s elephant Norms and Standards to be amended

South Africa’s elephant Norms and Standards to be amended

first_imgOn Wednesday, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) announced it would be amending norms and standards regarding elephant management in the country. The provisions are regularly reviewed and where necessary, updated or amended every four years.Since the implementation of the latest Elephant Norms and Standards, there have been challenges facing elephant owners and managers, and conservation authorities. According to the DEA, these include:Requirements relating to an elephant management plan;Complexities relating to the information to be included in the management plan;Lack of clarity regarding who is responsible for developing a management plan for a roaming (wild) elephant in instances where its origin cannot readily be determined;No provision for methods of euthanasia;That management decisions involving roaming elephants of unknown origin in the Transfrontier area of Limpopo should be in favour of research on the movement of those elephants, rather than to allow the hunting thereof; andThe DEA must ensure that provisions of the Elephant Norms and Standards are aligned with provisions of the Threatened or Protected Species (TOPS) Regulations involving elephants.Some of the provisions in the norms and standards also do not specify whether they apply to wild or captive elephants. This includes restrictive provisions relating to “the import or export of live elephants, as no provision has been made for the export of captive elephants to captive facilities (e.g. such as exchanges between zoos)’.The draft revised Norms and Standards will be gazetted in 2015 for interested and affected parties to comment on.last_img read more