Edwin Allen ready to FLOW at Champs

first_imgThree-time Girls’ champions Edwin Allen are in a good position to retain their title at the upcoming ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships according to Principal Everton Walters. However, the $200,000, which was presented to the school by telecommunications sponsor FLOW as their Journey to Champs’ campaign continued, could not have come at a better time. “Although we are the champions, we have been struggling to find a way forward to Champs,” he explained. “We have had difficulties in terms of carrying out the different things that we are required to do funding Champs, which include food, accommodation, transportation, etc,” said Walters. “Receiving this $200,000 from FLOW is really timely. We appreciate it highly. It is going to help us as we prepare ourselves for Champs this year.” Walters added. The principal said the funds will go towards assisting with accommodation, which will cost the school close to $800,000 to cover the five days of the event which begins on March 15. COACH PLEASED Coach Michael Dyke was a happy man after receiving the funds. “It will definitely help us,” Dyke said. “We are strapped for cash, as everyone knows that financing this team from September to now is really costly. This assistance will go a far way in helping us as we continue to prepare for Girls’ Championships.” The coach said the three-time winners (2012, 2014, and 2015) are in “pretty good shape and everyone is rearing to go”. The Journey to Champs promotional campaign, which is run by FLOW and GraceKennedy, was well received by the school population. The students were treated to a stellar performance by popular recording artiste Busy Signal, accompanied by a team of FLOW dancers. Top class two sprinter Shellece Clarke said that FLOW and Grace’s involvement is positive. “I think it is a pretty good idea coming into the school and presenting such entertainment. We do not see this everyday, and we love it,” Clarke offered. The FLOW Journey to Champs moves on to reigning Boys’ Champions, Calabar High, on March 11.last_img read more

500 Guyanese expected to be employed when construction begins

first_imgManganese plantGuyana Manganese Incorporated (GMI) has committed to employing a predominantly local workforce as it prepares to begin construction in July.This announcement was made on Monday when Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman and Chinese Ambassador to Guyana, Cui Jianchun visited the Matthews Ridge, Region One (Barima-Waini) mine site to conduct an assessmentNatural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman examines the manganese mineral with Bosai’s Overseas Department Assistant General Manager, Steven Ma and Chinese Ambassador to Guyana, Cui Jianchun (far right)of the progress that has been made since GMI purchased the area from Reunion Manganese Inc (RMI) of Canada.GMI, a Bosai Mineral Group company, is currently on track to develop the mines, plant and factories to begin extracting the mineral by early 2019. Steven Ma, Assistant General Manager of Bosai’s Overseas Department, briefed Minister Trotman and his team.Ma noted that construction was set to begin in July and some 550 locals from the Region and across Guyana would be employed during this phase as well as the production phase. Currently, GMI is employing 20 locals in the engineering design and survey phase.GMI is investing US$100 million in the first phase of development. During the construction phase, the ore processing plant, washing plant, warehouses and factory will be established. The company is currently procuring equipment, Ma explained.He pointed out that the company was facing logistics challenges in terms of moving the ore from the plant to market. While road and port facilities were identified, GMI, Ma said, is currently mapping and surveying these to design the best solution going forward.Minister Trotman noted that the Government was committed to doing work on the road, but would do so in collaboration with the company, particularly as it related to maintenance. He also committed to discussing the sharing of facilities with bauxite company Rusal, as GMI resolved the logistics challenge.The Minister stressed the importance of mining in Region One to GMI. “We’d like to see a resurgence in this region and so Government is very keen on getting it started,” he is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying.Minister Trotman also charged the company to honour its corporate social responsibility and singled out the community hospital for attention in this regard.Chinese Ambassador Cui said he was proud of the example Bosai has set in Linden and charged GMI to have a similar integrated approach in Region One.“Through this project, try to push more to let the people benefit. I am concerned that we can create more jobs for the local community,” Ambassador Cui stated. He also encouraged the company to be a good corporate citizen.GMI purchased four prospecting licences that cover an area of 45,729 acres, exploration results, mineral agreement, certain properties and infrastructure from RMI of Canada in November 2016.The total manganese resource in Matthews Ridge is some 26 million tonnes. Ma said to produce the manganese concentrate, the company will have to mine some two million tonnes per year which will see the life of the operation lasting some 12-13 years, if there were no other resources added.last_img read more

GTT to replace copper landlines with newer technology

first_imgLocal telecommunications giant, GTT, is looking to replace its traditional copper landline services with a newer technology being offered with its Blaze Internet Package.This new technology, according to Chief Executive Officer Justin Nedd, is as a result of the US$30 million fibre optic cables that the company has invested in over the years.During a media conference on Tuesday, Nedd told reporters that the landline service from the Blaze package is of way better quality than that of the copper lines.Chief Executive Officer of GTT Justin Nedd along with other company officials at Tuesday’s press conference“If as a company we don’t look to constantly improve, we will probably be dead and out of business. The fibre is better and there is no doubt about it. We’re not the first company in the work to do this… If we stayed with copper, yes we will probably make money but then it will not be good enough,” he asserted.The CEO reminded of the days when dial-up internet and copper lines were exciting but then DSL internet came on stream and improved connectivity. To this end, he noted that the fibre optic cable sees further improvements in these services.“So it’s just a progression of improving… and we will continue to invest smartly to give our customers the service they want. After all, we’ve been here for 28 years and we’ve gone from no internet to internet provided by satellite to sub-sea cables which we have multiplied probably a thousand times over from 2010 to now so it always about growth and progressing,” Nedd contended.However, this announcement by the telecommunications boss comes on the heels of an order imposed by the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for GTT to issue 350 landlines per quarter every year – something which Nedd said the company has “handsomely beaten”.Nevertheless, the CEO pointed out that more customers are actually giving up their copper landline services.“Every time you roll out a Blaze connection, there is a voice connection. So over the last year, we rolled out more than 20,000 voice services (under the Blaze package)… Ultimately, we will provide a service that the customer wants and when you listen to the voice service on Blaze, it’s certainly a much better quality than copper,” he stressed.According to Nedd, the fibre optic network not only allows for improvements on existing services but also opens the doors for a vast variety of new services such as cable television. In fact, he disclosed that this year, they are working with several partners to roll out this new service.Already, he noted, there is a new TV box system that offers 100 cable channels including local and popular sports channels. This package, according to the GTT boss, is currently being offered by Gizmos and Gadgets at $2500 per month.“Again, this is possible with our high-speed fibre optic network… So you will see more of these third-party services being built more on our Blaze network. You’ll see more of those in the coming years,” the CEO posited.But even as the telecommunications giant is looking to expand its fibre optic network, it continues to be financially burdened with high costs incurred from vandalism. Nedd disclosed that from the last vandalising of its cables, a whopping US$10,000 was spent on labour alone to repair the damages. Against this backdrop, the CEO is calling for stronger penalties against perpetrators, while noting that legal actions are being undertaken against companies whose large vehicles have damaged its cables.Recapping on 2018, Nedd told media operatives that the year was a challenging but productive one. He noted that in addition to the Blaze service, which continues to grow daily, the company’s mobile money service (MMG) is also proving to be efficient.Going forward this year, however, he noted that in addition to improving and expanding GTT’s services, the company will also be focusing on the wellbeing of its employees.last_img read more

Drunken cop slams Police boat into private vessels

first_imgAn investigation has been launched into the circumstances surrounding a police constable being allowed to operate a service boat while under the influence of alcohol.On Sunday afternoon the constable was steering the boat along the Canje River, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), when he crashed into two private vessels, causing them to become submerged. According to information, the river exercise was in preparation for a trip that was scheduled to occur on Monday.This newspaper was told that an officer at Central Police Station, who is also in charge of issuing fuel, claimed that the actions of the constable were questionable when he went requesting fuel for Monday’s trip. The officer subsequently reported his suspicions. Guyana Times was also told that following the incident, a breathalyser test was conducted on the rank and he was found to be over the legal limit.last_img read more

Huskies to play at NWJHL Showcase

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. Huskies, along with five other teams from the NWJHL, will be playing this November at the NWJHL Showcase in Clairmont, A.B.The showcase will give each team the opportunity to show off their skills to prospective scouts from the BCHL, AJHL, SJHL, MJHL and various collegiate schools.The Huskies will be going against the JDA Kings on November 10 and the Fairview Flyers on November 11.- Advertisement -The showcase will be taking place at the Crosslink County Sportsplex on November 10 and 11 in Clairmont, A.B.last_img

Neymar ambushes Coutinho in training, but Brazil star gets revenge

first_img 3 3 Brazil training looks fun…Philippe Coutinho gets egged on his birthday, before Marcelo helps him get his revenge on Neymar 😂 pic.twitter.com/ZG9riVQSnR— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 12, 2018 Coutinho is left reeling after the ambush 3 While the Brazil team will be hoping to cook up a storm this summer in Russia at the World Cup, it seems as though they had all the key ingredients to make a cake – but just forgot to actually put them together.While the former Liverpool man was relaxing in Sochi, Neymar cracked an egg on his head and the floodgates opened. However, Neymar got his just desserts in the end Philippe Coutinho was pelted by eggs and flour during Brazil training as part of his birthday celebrations.The Barcelona playmaker was minding his own business during training, when a posse of Brazilians led by Neymar pelted the 26-year-old. The Brazil players pelt Coutinho with eggs While the nation of Brazil may feel the pressure of the World Cup building, it certainly seems as though it has not yet permeated through to the team itself.At the previous World Cup held in their own country, the Seleção were humbled 7-1 in the semi-final by eventual winners Germany.Perhaps it’s no wonder then they finished the training session looking accustomed to having egg on their faces then…Check out the hilarious results of the egging below! Flour and what looked like sugar rained down upon the star, who was left in a mess at the end of it all thanks to the Paris Saint-Germain star.However, it would not be long before he got his revenge on his international colleagues.Whilst PSG forward cackled away to himself, Real Madrid stalwart Marcelo pulled his mischievous teammate to the ground.Perhaps remembering the attacker was a former Barcelona star, Marcelo allowed Coutinho to claim his revenge and duly crack an egg of his own on Neymar’s head.last_img read more

A new rivalry is brewing

first_img Can anybody really know what’s going to happen in a high school football game before it’s played? These questions and more will be answered this week as we tour The Good, The Bad and The Ugly as it pertains to the local prep football scene. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The Good: Think about some of the best rivalries in Valley history. We’re talking Los Altos vs. Wilson, Charter Oak vs. Los Altos, Bishop Amat vs. Loyola, Damien vs. Glendora, Charter Oak vs. Diamond Bar, Damien vs. Claremont, Gladstone vs. Azusa, Covina vs. Northview, Arroyo vs. Rosemead and Nogales vs. Rowland. South Hills vs. West Covina is ready to take its place among them. Games of the year are always a sign of the times. They’re a cyclical thing that depends on the level of success of the two rivals. South Hills vs. West Covina has it all. CIF-Southern Section championships, league titles, geography and coaches who figure to go down as legends in local gridiron history. The argument can be made that South Hills holds a much bigger share of the above classifications, but it must be remembered that West Covina is a powerhouse in the making. The rivalry is burgeoning just like West Covina’s success. The thing that puts all major rivalries over the top is championships. Domination of a said division. The ability to make an entire division a two-horse race. That was the case last year and it’s looking like it could happen again this season. If lower levels and recent success are any indicator, tonight’s game is merely Chapter 3 in a book that may not end for a while. The Bad: Missing the playoffs is the main ramification if you’re in the Serra League and don’t beat the teams you should. Bishop Amat’s unforgivable loss last week to St. John Bosco has the Lancers in a very bad predicament. There are 14 automatic entries into the Division I playoffs and two at-large berths, which are decided by an at-large committee. If Amat doesn’t finish in the league’s top three, then its only hope at making the playoffs is an at-large berth. With games against Loyola, Santa Margarita, Servite and Mater Dei still to come, the Lancers clearly have their backs against the wall. What’s disappointing about Amat’s situation is that the program is completely out of excuses after numerous hard-luck league losses last season. This year’s team is good enough to win the league and make some noise in the playoffs. But in order to do it, there can’t be losses against beatable opponents like St. John Bosco. Lancers fans can only hope their team’s inconsistent play in league starts to swing the other way. Amat is a program that desperately needs a win over a name opponent. Getting one this year could be the difference between the Lancers enjoying the playoffs from the sidelines or the stands. The Ugly: Charter Oak has some of the best fans in the area and they took it well last week when it was suggested here that Los Altos was 14 points better than the Chargers. Who knew that basing future projections on past results was a bad thing? The Chargers were blanked by Damien, 26-0. Los Altos lost to Damien, 42-35. You do the math. Most level-headed Charter Oak fans will tell you that not even they expected to go into Los Altos and win by 18. But this is the great part about watching teenagers mature. The unpredictability is simply priceless. The fun of what was written in this column’s league predictions last week doesn’t come in watching/hoping the projections come true. It comes from watching when they are wrong. That’s what makes high school football such a great sport. It’s why South Hills coach Steve Bogan always says, “Hey, it’s a high school football game. Anything can happen.” — Aram Tolegian can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2233, or by e-mail at aram.tolegian@sgvn.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img WHAT is it about tonight’s game between South Hills High School and West Covina High that it deserves consideration as the San Gabriel Valley’s football game of the year? Should players and coaches at one of the area’s top programs start making plans to watch other teams play in the postseason? last_img read more


first_imgGUESTS at a top Co Donegal hotel were star-struck today when Hollywood couple Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick popped in for coffee.The parents of three children stopped at the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny today on their way to their holiday home near Kilcar.The couple have been coming for years to their modest holiday home where the Broderick family has long established connections. Today Sarah Jessica, dressed in leggings and a jumper and wearing sunglasses, ordered a skinny latte whilst husband Matthew ordered an Americano and croissants!“They were so nice and polite,” said one hotel guest.“They were very unassuming and appeared to be enjoying themselves.”The couple flew into Belfast earlier today before driving here to Donegal for a break. They are no strangers to the Mount Errigal Hotel either.The hotel became world-famous when the celebrity couple spent part of their honeymoon there. HOLLYWOOD STAR SARAH JESSICA PARKER POPS INTO MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL FOR COFFEE! was last modified: September 3rd, 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:HOLLYWOOD STAR SARAH JESSICA PARKER POPS INTO MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL FOR COFFEE!matthew brodericksarah jessica parkerlast_img read more


first_imgAlan Wylie, Jnr, Alan Wylie, Snr. and Trevor Wylie (right) present Eamon McDevitt, Good and New Chairity shop with €13,905 euros raised on the Wylie Family Tractor Run held in September and dance at the Clanree Hotel on Friday night. Pic Clive WassonDrivers and supporters with Eamon McDevitt, Good and New Chairity shop who received a cheque for €13,905 raised on the Wylie Family Tractor Run held in September and dance at the held in the Clanree Hotel on Friday night. Pic Clive Wasson WYLIE TRACTOR RUN RAISES €14K FOR CANCER BUS SERVICE – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: November 21st, 2013 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:cancer busGood and New CharityWylie Tractor Runlast_img read more

Breaking Up an Ice Age Is Hard to Do

first_img“Ice Age 3” the movie is out, and the subject of ice ages deserves some attention.  Atmospheric scientists and geologists seem very confident sometimes about things they know about only indirectly, like ice ages.  At other times, though, the rhetoric turns diffident (opposite of confident).  Take this opening paragraph from PhysOrg:Scientists still puzzle over how Earth emerged from its last ice age, an event that ushered in a warmer climate and the birth of human civilization.  In the geological blink of an eye, ice sheets in the northern hemisphere began to collapse and warming spread quickly to the south.  Most scientists say that the trigger, at least initially, was an orbital shift that caused more sunlight to fall across Earth’s northern half.  But how did the south catch up so fast?(For more on the orbital shift theory, see the 06/02/2009, 02/05/2008 and 08/08/2006 entries.)  A new theory for how the south caught up is “blowing in the wind,” the article said.  A team put together a model that invokes carbon dioxide release, wind, and Milankovitch cycles to explain how it all happened.    But all is not so tidy.  Here was global warming on a colossal scale, without man being at fault.  “We’re trying to answer the puzzle: why does the Earth, when it appears so firmly in the grip of an ice age, start to warm?”  It’s counterintuitive.  You need heat to start an ice age, and cold to stop it.  According to the new model, a chain of events led to ice age 20,000 years ago, and by 4,000 years later, the system rebounded.  Glaciers made a “spectacular retreat” while carbon dioxide from the deep ocean provided enough warming to prevent another ice age.    The article left off on a confident note that the new theory improves on old models that stalled: “Now, with the evidence for shifting southern hemisphere westerlies, the rapid warming is readily explained.”  Of course, this new model needs some more work: a Penn State scientist said, “Testing this hypothesis will be very interesting, to see whether it successfully ‘predicts’ the observed timing of CO2 and temperature changes in the south.”  One might also wonder why this irreversible chain of events occurred in the “geological blink of an eye” and not repeatedly over billions of years, if it was indeed triggered by a regular orbital cycle.  Climate skeptics might also use this theory to point out that not all global warming is man’s fault – especially one called “the great global warming of all time.”Scientists like this aren’t interested in the truth.  They are interested in preserving the deep time paradigm.  Part of that is always revising deep time models, but never questioning them.  Their whole system is built on a house of cards, and inside the house, life emerges (a miracle).  Once evolution was done with the deep freeze, it came time to clear out the Ice Age room for the Birth of Human Civilization (another miracle).  Ask yourself: “Self, is a little bit of warmth an explanation for human civilization, and not intelligent design?”    Secular scientists would never even pause to deign to ponder to think to consider the possibility that a global flood could produce the ice age (singular) and its warming aftereffects in far less time.  That explanation, at least, has an eyewitness account attached to it.  But no; deep time is in their DNA (Darwin Naturalistic Authority), and so the tale goes on.  It doesn’t need to be true.  It just needs to keep the story going and the storytellers employed.  If they can attach a political spin to it (man-made global warming), all the better.  The more ad hoc, the better; this one-time phenomenon occurs 16,000 years ago, but not throughout their beloved 4.5 billion years of Milankovitch cycles.  They will tolerate a cartoon “Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” (advertised along with the PhysOrg article) with its timeline that is completely out of whack with the Darwinian geological column, but that’s OK – it’s not creationist.  Anything but that.  Anything but the Eyewitness.  Considering that would mean (gasp) the loss of human autonomy for endless storytelling.    Readers not enslaved to the secular guild’s world might like to do a little research on what creation scientists have to say about the ice age.  Search for “ice age” on True Origin, Creation.com, ICR, Answers in Genesis, In the Beginning or the Creation Research Society and you’ll get a lot of hits.  Deep-time geologists and biologists are not the only people who think about these things.  They’re just the only ones who get a free ride in the deep-time media.  They believe in miracles, too, you realize; they just have a handy place to hide them – in the deep freezer of deep time.(Visited 35 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more