Why is such an expensive barricade needed?

first_imgDear Editor,Even in the face of a full-fledged investigation and inquiry into the reported problems affecting the Georgetown municipality, there seems to be a patent reluctance by some officers there to be transparent and forthcoming about important matters pertaining to the Council.Appearing in the press is a report that vendors being relocated from the Stabroek Market wharf are being allowed to construct stalls at their own cost, in order to relieve City Hall of the financial burden of constructing same after it had already spent $23 million on preparatory works at Russell Square to accommodate them.It was stated by a senior officer that the $23 million was spent on the resurfacing and reconstruction of the drainage system, among other things, at Russell Square, West of the Public Buildings. However, what was carefully and deliberately left out was the tens of millions that have been spent so far and will continue to be spent renting the barricade from a favourite contractor that was set up months before they were ready to start and which will be there for months and years to come whilst the new ‘Waterfront Mall and Boardwalk’ is being constructed?Why is such an expensive barricade needed? Why is a barricade needed at all? Was there a tender process undertaken for the rental of this barricade? Would it not have been better to use these millions instead to construct the stalls for the vendors relieving them of this unplanned burden? Why did the officer report to the Council about these barricades and their significant cost?And the band played on at City Hall!Sincerely,Roseanne Rodgerslast_img read more

Jamaican busted with 100lbs cocaine in container from Guyana

first_imgGuyana’s Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) is probing the discovery of some million worth of cocaine in a 20-foot container that was shipped to Jamaica from Guyana.Based on reports the Jamaican Narcotics Branch on Wednesday discovered over 100 pounds of cocaine in the container shipped to that country from Guyana. A Jamaican has since been arrested by the Jamaican Police.Moreover, the Jamaican authorities have since informed CANU about the incident and investigations have been launched.According to additional information, the cocaine was concealed in 48 parcels in a bag in the container which was found on Savannah Avenue in Kingston. The narcotics reportedly carry a combined weight of 52.65 kilograms. The estimated street value is US$474, 000 or J$60.2 million.Guyana Times understands that the container was filled with a shipment of rice which was checked and sealed by the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA). However, it is presumed that the cocaine was slipped into the container after the checks by GRA.Head of CANU, James Singh, when contacted on Thursday evening, confirmed that they were asked to assist in the probe and have been in contact with their counterparts in Jamaica.Both CANU and GRA are working on the matter and are tracing the process followed by officers who had responsibility for checking and clearing the container.They are checking to see if there were any breaches of the standard operating procedures or the security regimen in place at the port of exit and the wharf.last_img read more

Trackers sit with .500 record after first two NAMHL games of the season

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast BC/Yukon Trackers went 1-and-1 on home ice to start their Northern Alberta Midget Hockey League season over the weekend.Hosting the Leduc Roughnecks on Saturday afternoon, Captain Joel Bourgeois got the Trackers on the board less than ninety seconds into the game, assisted by Aiden Craig-Steele and Jeridyn Loewen. Bourgeois netted his 2nd goal of the game just over ten minutes later on a feed from Keenan Halverson and Cody Bueckert. The Roughnecks were able to get on the board before the end of the first, lighting the red lamp three seconds before the green. Leduc then made it a 2-2 hockey game, this time with 41 seconds left in the 2nd period.Going into the third, the Trackers poured it on, with Cooper Beamish scoring the go-ahead goal four minutes in, assisted by Craig-Steele and Bourgeois. Craig-Steele added another assist, feeding Jayden Piket with the eventual game winner. Though the Roughnecks scored once again, Cooper Willms got the team some insurance, helped by Connor Bowie and Garyn Waldie. Head coach David Johnston was pleased with the 5-3 win, saying that the team was buoyed by the home crowd at the Pomeroy Sports Centre.- Advertisement -Hitting the ice once again on Sunday morning to play the Strathcona ACT Warriors, things looked promising as Jeridyn Loewen scored on the powerplay 7:51 into the first period assisted by Connor Bowie and Curtis Hammond. The Warriors answered right back, scoring one even strength and one powerplay goal of their own to take a 2-1 lead after the first period.The Tracker were able to battle back in the 2nd, with Joel Bourgeois scoring his third of the season on a pass from Aiden Craig-Steele. It was a close game, but it was the Warriors that would strike less than four minutes in the third period, before shutting the door to take home the 3-2 win.The Trackers are on the road next Friday evening to take on the Grande Prairie Athletic Club, before hosting the Fort McMurray Barons on Saturday afternoon.Advertisementlast_img read more

DONEGAL WOMAN TO BECOME RTE’S LATEST ‘DRAGON’

first_imgRTE’s newest ‘Dragon’ is Donegal businesswoman Ramona Nicholas.Ramona Nicholas is set to become one of RTE’s newest ‘Dragon’The woman behind the hugely successful Cara Pharmacy chain was head-hunted by RTE bosses to appear on Dragon’s Den.The show will see the Bundoran businesswoman invest some of her hard-earned cash in up and coming businesses in return for a stake in the company. Ramona, 35, will replace publisher Nora Casey on the hit show.RTE’s decision to approach Ms Nicholas is all the more impressive considering she only made her television debut a little more than three months ago.She became an instant hit when she appeared on the Secret Millionaire and looked very natural in front of the television cameras.Ms Nicholas said she is looking forward to her new challenge and has said she is delighted to be able to back some budding businesses. Ms Nicholas is considered one of the shrewdest and most hard-working businesswomen around and co-manages the Cara pharmacy chain which has an impressive 14 outlets. DONEGAL WOMAN TO BECOME RTE’S LATEST ‘DRAGON’ was last modified: December 2nd, 2012 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:CARA PHARMACYDragon’s DenRamona Nicholaslast_img read more

WINNING STREAK DONEGAL MAN MISSES BECOMING A MILLIONAIRE BY A COUPLE OF CLICKS!

first_imgHappy Days! Michael wins €64KYoung Donegal man Michael Gallagher was just a couple of clicks away from becoming a millionaire on TV’s Winning Streak.Michael, from Inver, appeared on the RTE show and his heart was in his mouth as he spun the wheel…with a cool million euro on offer.The marketing man and already won €40,000 during the gameshow itself. And he came agonisingly close to landing on the €1 Million segment when he spun the wheel….the ball bouncing in the segment next to it, before rolling four slots away and into €24k!But Michael, who now lives in London where he works in promotions for Marks & Spencer, was more than content after picking up the extra €24,000 giving him a cool €64,000 – not bad for one night’s work!Michael, who used to work at the Sherlock Holmes museum in London and is qualified as a pub and kitchen designer, was congratulated by his mum – “the most important person” and his sisters Katherine and Teresa, as he took it all in his stride.The farmer’s son says he might use his winnings to start his own business! He’s the latest Donegal winner on the TV game show – last month THREE players from the county appeared on the same show.The show reached a landmark this weekend – passing the €150 MILLION in prize money over the past 23 years. WINNING STREAK DONEGAL MAN MISSES BECOMING A MILLIONAIRE BY A COUPLE OF CLICKS! was last modified: April 21st, 2014 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:Donegal winnerMichael GallagherWinning Streaklast_img read more

FRIDAY COOKING – A MOTHER’S DAY DISH WITH NO SALT CHEF BRIAN McDERMOTT

first_imgFRIDAY COOKING – A MOTHER’S DAY DISH WITH NO SALT CHEF BRIAN McDERMOTT was last modified: March 13th, 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:Brian McDermottdonegalNo Salt Cheflast_img read more

Letterkenny Credit Union drives ahead with new car loan campaign

first_imgHave you had your Credit ReUnion?Letterkenny Credit Union is inviting its members to contact them about their ‘Credit ReUnion’ as they launch a brand new car loan campaign. Letterkenny Credit Union has developed the new campaign in response to a recent upsurge in car loan queries, and as part of its ongoing commitment to tailoring services to the specific needs of its members. The loan is available to all members, regardless of whether they have been active with the credit union recently or not. Commenting on the new campaign, Paul Hume, chairperson of Letterkenny Credit Union said: “At Letterkenny Credit Union we always stand ready to serve the needs of the local community. “We’re launching our new car loan campaign to remind all our members of the fact that the loan has straightforward terms and conditions, and is very affordable with a great value APR rate of 6.5% *. “We are looking forward to reconnecting with those members we have not seen in a while, and chatting to those members we know well, to tell them more about this loan.” Additional benefits include;quick turnaround time on loan decisions the loan is available with no savings multiple applyingthere are no penalties for paying a loan back earlyrepayments can be restructured to suit each members’ individual budgetsPaul continued: “It’s also important for our members to know that credit unions are regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland, unlike PCP agreements. “With a car loan from Letterkenny Credit Union, the car is yours from day one, you are free to sell on at any time you wish, and you don’t have to deal with the balloon payments that come with PCP agreements. “So, we are saying to all our members to drop into us for a catch-up and to find out if we can be of help with any car purchases they might have planned.”5 reasons why a Letterkenny Credit Union car loan is the way to go: You own itUnlike other finance options such as hire purchase or personal contract plans, with an LKCU car loan, you own the car from day one. It’s yours to do with as you please.No sneaky feesThere are no administration charges, hidden fees and no balloon payments.Flexible repayment termsYou can pay off your car loan early, make additional lump sum repayments or increase your regular repayments, without a penalty. Other finance providers may charge you extra for paying them back faster.Competitive rates (and maybe even a loan interest rebate)As well as offering very competitive car loan rates, LKCU may offer loan interest rebates at the end of the financial year.Free Loan Protection CoverLKCU has taken out, at no extra cost to you, a loan protection insurance policy to protect and provide you with added peace of mind when you borrow. This free life assurance cover is unique to credit unions and is designed to pay off your loan in the unfortunate event of your death, thus relieving you of unnecessary future worry and relieving your loved ones of the burden of a debt owing.For further information, please contact Letterkenny Credit Union or try out the loan calculator on our new website www.letterkennycu.ieT: 074 91 24166  E: info@letterkennycu.ieConnect with LKCU: LinkedIn | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram* For a €20,000, 5 year variable interest rate loan with 60 monthly repayments of €389.47, an interest Rate of 6.3%, a representative APR of 6.5%, the total amount payable by the member is €23363.56 Information correct as at 28.11.2017. Letterkenny Credit Union drives ahead with new car loan campaign was last modified: November 29th, 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:car loansFinanceLetterkenny Credit Unionmotorlast_img read more

Humboldt State falls to Central Washington in 2017 finale, heads into offseason full of uncertainty

first_imgArcata >> The hugs on the Humboldt State side of the field when the clock struck triple zeroes were not in celebration of what just happened over the course of the previous three hours.The Jacks were only able to celebrate a few times on Saturday afternoon, not storm the field after winning a second Great Northwest Athletic Conference title in the last three seasons.Instead, No. 16 Humboldt State’s 42-28 loss to No. 7-ranked Central Washington saw the Jacks’ 2017 season come to a close in …last_img read more

Early harvest should provide weed control opportunities

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With the grain harvest progressing on or ahead of schedule, no-till producers should start thinking now about their fall herbicide applications, a Purdue Extension weed specialist said.The focus this year should be on managing marestail, dandelion and poison hemlock in corn and soybean fields, said Bill Johnson, professor of weed science.“With all the rain we had earlier in the year, we didn’t really get a good crop canopy, and a crop canopy helps to suppress weeds later in the season,” Johnson said. “In many areas, poor canopy development resulted in a lot of late season weeds.”The timing of the fall herbicide application is important as is the choice of product.“Most of the weeds farmers are likely to encounter in the fall respond better to a fall application,” Johnson said. “In most cases, a properly timed application of foliar herbicides such as glyphosate, 2,4-D and/or dicamba from mid-October to mid-November will control weeds that emerged this fall. It also will result in fields having lower densities of smaller weeds next spring. Those smaller weeds can be more easily controlled with a spring burndown than in fields that did not receive a fall burndown.”Farmers should be cautious, however, about residual herbicides.“If farmers want to spray now, with warm and sunny conditions, then using residuals could have some benefit,” Johnson said. “But if they are planning to wait a month, and we have colder conditions, it would be better to avoid the residuals because they simply won’t do any good if no weed emergence occurs after application.”He recommends applying the residuals as close to spring planting as possible for control of next year’s summer annual weeds and limiting the fall application to foliar products that treat the weeds that are already in the fields.For more information about fall herbicide applications, download the article Starting Next Year Now: The Utility of Fall Herbicide Applications, by Johnson and Travis Legleiter, weed science program specialist, at https://ag.purdue.edu/btny/weedscience/Documents/Startingnextyearnow.pdf.last_img read more

IT Poll: How Satisfied are You with Your Job?

first_imgMassive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#enterprise#Trends According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics 9,600 IT jobs were added in December. “Five bellwether IT job segments in the BLS data showed a net gain of 45,800 jobs in the last six months of 2010 and 26,000 jobs in October through December,” eWeek reported today. The vast majority of the gains were in management, technical consulting services, computer systems design and related services segments.Increased hiring for technical positions is one more reason IT managers need to be worried about the growing discontent among tech workers. Gartner analyst David J. Cappuccio thinks a data center staffing crisis might be looming and research finds that more than 1/3 of IT workers are interested in switching jobs.We’ve suggested some ways to improve morale, but we’re also curious about the level of satisfaction dissatisfaction among our audience. Tech workers: how satisfied are you with your job?Image by Shereen M klint finley Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…center_img Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowlast_img read more