Red Cross Recommits to Provide Fresh Water in Communities

first_imgAs people globally celebrated World Water Day on March 22, the Liberian Red Cross has renewed its commitment to focusing attention on the provision and sustainable management of freshwater resources. The LNRCS Focus Point Ambullai Perry in a release noted that many people especially in rural and slum communities are drinking from creeks and wells located in swamps due to limited access to good drinking water facilities.The Liberian Red Cross release quotes Mr. Perry saying that there are often outbreaks of diarrhea, cholera and malaria among community people, especially children due to poor hygiene and unsafe drinking water, a situation, he said is leading to the death of many children.Mr. Perry maintained that the Red Cross is unwaveringly determined to complement the efforts of government in addressing the issue of water borne diseases by erecting sufficient water facilities and re-establishing water points that were disrupted during the Ebola outbreak.Some communities including Dolo and Nyeamah towns were hard hit by the deadly Ebola virus, affecting many people and leaving the community vulnerable. While the residents are still nursing their pain for losing families to the deadly virus, poor hygiene, sanitation and lack of safe drinking water is another crisis worsening their living condition. The Liberian Red Cross with support from its partners IFRC is targeting at least 60 communities for the provision of sustainable water facilities in Bomi, Gbarpolu, Grand Cape Mount, Margibi, and Montserrado Counties as its transitions from Ebola emergency to recovery. The Danish Red Cross is already supporting the Liberian Red Cross in the provision of fresh water in 45 communities in Lofa, Bong and Nimba counties. The Liberian Red Cross’ Community Environmental Health Project supported by the ICRC-Swedish Red Cross is also helping to improve access to fresh water in some communities in Grand Gedeh, Maryland and River Gee. “We are thankful to our partners, who continue to support us in providing safe water to the communities. This is enabling us to make the difference for these communities which suffer from water related problems. We are also encouraging the communities to properly manage and sustain the facilities because water is life,” Mr. Perry pointed out in the release.In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated March 22 as World Water Day. The day is being celebrated each year worldwide to draw attention to the global populations that are suffering from water related issues and to create awareness of how people can manage water to keep their lives healthy.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Man shot to abdomen critical

first_imgThirty-year-old Charles Tobin of 15 Church Street, Uitvlugt, West Coast Demerara was, in the wee hours of Thursday, shot once to his abdomen at Breda Street Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown, and is currently battling for his life at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC).A baker of Breda Street reportedly told the Police he had heard two loud explosions that sounded like gunshots, and he went to investigate. Upon so doing, he saw a large crowd observing a man lying on the roadway with blood oozing from his abdomen.The baker claimed to have run towards Hadfield Street and summoned a taxi to take the injured man to the hospital.Tobin was immediately admitted a patient at the GPHC, and underwent emergency surgery.The Police have checked for surveillance footage, but have come up empty-handed. Investigations into the shooting incident are nevertheless ongoing.last_img read more

Boat operators suspended for exploiting passengers – MARAD

first_imgBoat operators who refuse to comply with regulations of the Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) regarding the fare structure have begun to feel the heat, since quite of number of operators ferrying passengers between the Georgetown and Vreed-en-Hoop Stellings have already been suspended for double-charging passengers on Sundays and holidays.This was related to Guyana Times by Harbour Master Michael Tennant, who explained that the move comes weeks after this newspaper had published several articles in which commuters called for MARAD’s invention in the situation.“We have already said that persons who are overcharging people and all such like, all the persons have to do is provide the name of the boat to us, and we will take the necessary action,” Tennant reminded this newspaper.Tennant said he was unable to give an approximate number of boat operators who have been suspended, but he noted that MARAD has begun to clamp down on errant operators in an effort to stamp out exploitation.Guyana Times had previously reported that boat operators were charging double fare on Sundays and holidays, much to the discomfiture of the travelling public; and Tennant, in an interview with this publication, had said passengers need to report the incidents for MARAD to act. He noted that complainants would be required to file an official report, which would require the name of the boat along with the time of the incident, since it would make the investigation easier.This newspaper was informed that boat operators usually demand a fare increase of an additional $100 when they transport half the number of passengers on this route.Passengers have also detailed cases when they were forced to pay the extra $100, some without even knowing that the additional fee is unlawful.Back then, when Guyana Times visited the Georgetown Stelling, some disgruntled passengers opined that the fare increase was quite burdensome and “unfair” to them. An angry passenger had said, “I ain’t get raise on my salary, so I ain’t concern with no raise of fare! I won’t go for no raise of fare!”Another frequent boat user had told Guyana Times, “I think that the fee increase on weekends and holidays is unnecessary and unacceptable. The boat captains and bowmen would have the maximum number of persons on board and still charge the $200 fee. It is a matter that should be looked into by the relevant authorities, because it’s an act of exploiting customers.”Another passenger of the water taxis had said, “We have no other choice. Sometimes — especially when they (boat operators) know that the bridge is closed — they try to exploit us, and I think that is unfair.”“The double-fare being charged by boat operators on Sundays and holidays is definitely ridiculous! It’s unethical! This was never approved! I believe only persons who aren’t aware of this are the ones that are being targeted. I pay $100 on those days, especially when the boats travel with a full load,” another passenger had said.A bowman who spoke to this newspaper had said the fares are increased on Sundays and holidays because those are not full working days.“Sundays and holidays is $200 (charged) because we ain’t supposed to be working. So them man does come out because them ain’t got nothing fuh do (and them want) fuh try and help de passengers to get across more fast. $200 a head. Me ain’t know why them (passengers) does row, because this is de cheapest boat fare around here,” he had declared.last_img read more

Public Security Minister a failure – Opposition Leader

first_imgCrime spiralling out of control…as crime continues to ravage GuyanaOpposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoPublic Security Minister Khemraj RamjattanCrime continues to ravage the country and Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan is more focused on building his portfolio for the prime ministerial candidacy for the Alliance for Change (AFC) rather than addressing the threats to citizens’ security across Guyana.This is according to Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, who on Thursday said that Ramjattan had failed at executing his duties over the past four years in office and that his failures are having serious, negative effects on the Guyanese populace.According to the Opposition Leader, since assumption to office, Minister Ramjattan is yet to do an efficient and effective job, adding that the Minister’s trajectory to date is one that is filled with fiascos.“This Minister has been a failure, 17 persons died under his watch, the worst prison fire ever in our history the tragedy in the prison under his watch. We had 23 years in Office, none of that happened. We had a second fire in which the entire prison burnt down, we have to spend billions of dollars repairing, building a new prison now,” the Opposition Leader said.According to Jagdeo, crime is ravaging the country and even the prisoners at certain jails are not being taken care of or properly monitored.This, he said, should be a top priority for the subject Minister, and had Ramjattan done his job effectively over the past four years, a lot of trouble with the prisons could have been avoided.“We have had, I believe, more escape from prisoners in his tenure in the last four years than the entire independent history of Guyana. This is his track record. Every single day gun crimes, we started off with the petty crimes now the gun crimes have picked up,” he noted.Between July 9 and July 10, 2017, a ravaging fire at the Camp Street Prison completely flattened the structure, causing several high-profile criminals to escape.One year prior to this unfortunate incident, in March of 2016, 17 prisoners died as a result of unrest that started in the same location.Thereafter, there have been constant breakouts from the Lusignan Prison, where in one instance alone 13 inmates had escaped.last_img read more

Fort St John Huskies took on rival DC Canucks on Saturday

first_imgAt 7:05 into the third, in a power play, Brady Marzocco would score a goal with an assist from Gary Loewen, extending the lead 4-1.Then with 9:09 left in the frame, Alex Nimmo would shoot a goal on the Canucks with a feed from Aiden Craig-Steele and Nathan Bragg making the score 5-1.At 8:20 left in the frame, Jared Loewen would receive a two-minute penalty for interference.The Canucks would score a goal, during a power play, at 7:51 remaining in the period.Advertisement DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies were on the road to renew their Alaska Highway rivalry with the Dawson Creek Junior Canucks on Saturday.The Huskies dominated with their scoring throughout the first period.The first goal of the game didn’t come along until 8:43 left in the period as Teagan McMullen would make an unassisted goal taking the lead 1-0 over the Canucks.- Advertisement -At 6:31 left in the frame, Aiden Craig-Steele would score a goal with an assist by Ivan Jasbec making the score 2-0.Then with 3:43 remaining in the period, in a power play, Jared Loewen sent one into the Canucks net with a feed from Dean Whitcomb setting the score at 3-0 over the Canucks.In the second period, Dawson Creek would make the only goal at 6:22 left in the frame making the score 3-1.Advertisement Then with 1:07 left in the game, Oscar Burgess would score a goal with an assist by Dean Whitcomb making the final score 6-2 over the Canucks.Currently, in the NWJHL Standings, the Huskies are still in second place with 38 points; now two points behind the Canucks.Current NWJHL League Standings as of January 27. Source NWJHLUp next, the Huskies will be headed to Clairmont on Tuesday, January 29, as they face the JDA County Kings. Puck drop is 8:00 p.m. at the Crosslink County Sportsplex.last_img read more

Elks jump to strong start

first_imgThirteen members of the Elks Speedskating club travelled to Edmonton over the weekend to participate in a competition.  It was a big meet, with over 200 skaters, including many of the top short track skaters from Western Canada.The Elks posted some very strong results, and coaches were impressed with the form their skaters showed early in the season.  Of particular note was Mitch Kupchanko, who faced some very tough competition (competing against skaters from the Oval Program in Calgary).Results:- Advertisement -Div 2 Mitch Kupchanko 11thDiv 3 Kayne Dressler 5thDiv 4 Jamie Lee 6thAdvertisement Div 13 Theresa Martins 11th 3 PB’sDiv14 Michelle Kalkman 8th 4 PB’s, Eryn Stickel 9th 2 PB’s Div 8 Rick Lee 1stDiv 9 Connor Johnson 9th 3 Personal Bests (PB’s)Div 10 Ben Maxfield 5th 5 PB’sDiv 11 Rachel Kalkman 6th 4 PB’s, Kyle Lyth 8th 1 PB, Renee Kalkman 13th 5 PB’sAdvertisementlast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: HARAN AND GALLAGHER HIT THE NET FOR ST EUNAN’S

first_imgClub Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin – 06.05.14In Association with Letterkenny Shopping Centre The Seniors kept up their great start to the league with a good away win in Malin. John Haran and Donnacha Gallagher got the goals in a 2-10 to 0-12 win. They take on Kilcar at home this Sunday with a 3pm throw-in. The Reserves will also host Kilcar with that one throwing in at 1:30pm. The Juniors hosted Glenfin on Tuesday evening.The Senior Ladies are at home to Moville on Sunday at 12 noon in their second league game.The Minor Boys footballers lost the Co. League Final to a good Gaoth Dobhair team on Monday in Dunfanaghy by 2-06 to 0-10. The lads are on a break now until after the exams.The U16 Boys began their league campaigns on Friday. The A team had a good win over Fanad Gaels and are due to travel to St. Michael’s this Friday, though the Buncrana Cup may mean that changes, keep an eye on social media and the club app for details. The Development team are at home to Burt, also on Friday. The U14 boys put in a good display against a strong MacCumhaills team in their Northern League semi-final but fell away in the last quarter. Their championship will begin in the next couple of weeks.The U14 Girls had a good win over Milford last week and travelled to Limavady at the weekend and registered another good victory. Their next game is on next Tuesday, May 13th with opposition tbc.The U16 Ladies training on Wednesday is cancelled. Training will now take place on Saturday from 11am to 12.15pm.The Minor hurlers won away to Burt last week. They travel to Carndonagh this Thursday.  The U14 hurlers won at home to Aodh Ruadh in the league last week. This Thursday they travel to MacCumhaills.  Well done to all the U15 and U16 St Eunan Hurlers who represented the county at the inter-county tournament in Garvaghey, Co Tyrone last Saturday.U14, U16 and minor hurling training continues every Tuesday at 5pm. New hurlers always welcome. The U12 boys football is up and running on Monday nights. The U12’s were narrowly defeated in Cloughaneely on Friday evening and they are at home to St. Michael’s next Monday (12th). The U11’s take on N. Padraig in Lifford also on MondayThis week’s Lotto numbers are 4-5-14-15. There was one winner that matched 3 numbers and wins €100. Aaron Flynn, Gortlee and he bought his ticket from Adrian.All players will be getting cards for the Minor Boards A Night at the Races on Friday, May 30thin the Glencar Inn. Please support this fundraiser by buying a horse and / or sponsoring a race. Horses cost €10 and race sponsorship costs €25. Contact Paul McGovern or Pauric Daly for details.We extend our sympathies to Catherine Fletcher and family on their bereavement. GAA NEWS: HARAN AND GALLAGHER HIT THE NET FOR ST EUNAN’S was last modified: May 6th, 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:St Eunan’s GAA club noteslast_img read more

‘He’s better than Zidane’ – Some Arsenal fans are going wild about Smith Rowe

first_img REVEALED targets Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland A stunning goal from 17 year old Emile Smith-Rowe! pic.twitter.com/3HsAsVqRN9— ArsenalGIF (@ArsenalGIF) July 26, 2018 targets How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? GOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL!Smith-Rowe has scored an absolute screamer to draw us level! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 1-1 #ICC2018— ArsenalFanTV (@ArsenalFanTV) July 26, 2018 Smith Rowe has already earned comparisons with Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne and he did nothing to dissuade supporters from holding this opinion against Diego Simeone’s side with smart passing and fine technique displayed throughout his performance.And just after half-time a stunning dribble and curled finish beyond Antonio Adan between the sticks confirmed his emergence.You can see what supporters said on Twitter about Smith Rowe below. TOP WORK three-way race Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star LATEST smart causal I don’t wanna get carried away but Smith-Rowe may already be better than De Bruyne— hendogg (@HenryM131) July 26, 2018 How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 1 How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures NEW ERA Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father moving on silverware What a goal for 17 year old Smith-Rowe.Looks a real talent.— Arsène’s Son (@hughwizzy) July 26, 2018 Smith rowe jersey ordered— Pierce Hughes (@PierceH24) July 26, 2018 RANKED Smith-Rowe is better than Zidane. #afc— shannon (@shannon_ae) July 26, 2018 Latest Premier League Newscenter_img I think the most responsible thing we can all do now is hype Emile Smith Rowe feverishly.— Tim Stillman (@Stillberto) July 26, 2018 How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Emile Smith Rowe is actually the yute version of Kevin De Bruyne. What a talent man ffsss— P🎒 (@RedLacazette) July 26, 2018 predicted gameday Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? The boy can play! Smith Rowe!— Jesse Nagel (@NagelJesse) July 26, 2018 Wow Smith-Rowe showing what a special talent he is. One for the future. What a fantastic finish!— Matthew Burford (@MatthewBurford) July 26, 2018 Emile Smith Rowe is the next KDB— Moses Sitompul (@MosesSitompul) July 26, 2018 Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Smith Rowe similar style to de bruyne— Tactical Emery (@Tcool_traveller) July 26, 2018 possible xi ALTERED possible standings LIVING THE DREAM Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade who plays? IN DEMAND England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Arsenal fans have found a new wonderkid to adore after witnessing Emile Smith Rowe’s performance in their International Champions Cup clash with Atletico Madrid.The academy star thrilled with his performance behind Alexandre Lacazette and scored a stunning equaliser for the Gunners. Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Fully in love with Emile Smith-Rowe, what a strike !!! Deserves to be hyped up so much now and he’s only 17, amazing 🤯— Molly (@_mollystammers) July 26, 2018 OH EMILE SMITH ROWE THAT IS SPECIAL! 😱@emilesmithrowe_ strides forward and curls his shot right into the top corner 🎯🔴 1-1 🔵 (47)#ICC2018 pic.twitter.com/otWuWe9AgW— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 26, 2018 Latest Transfer News Arsenal starlet Emile Smith Rowe in action last season. last_img read more

Men’s Tennis Set To Compete At ITA All-American Championships

first_img DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s tennis squad is set to compete at the 2016 Saint Francis Health System ITA Men’s All-American Championships beginning on Saturday at the University of Tulsa’s Michael D. Case Tennis Center.Tulsa hosts the annual tournament for the 12th consecutive year. Pre-qualifying singles play is slated to begin on Saturday, Oct. 1, while both singles and doubles qualifying play starts on Monday, Oct. 3. Main draw play for both singles and doubles will begin on Thursday, Oct. 6, with champions crowned on Monday, Oct. 10.Junior Calum MacGeoch and sophomores Tom Hands and Ben Clark will begin play in pre-qualifying singles on Saturday, while sophomore Vinny Gillespie will compete in qualifying singles beginning on Monday. Gillespie and Hands are listed as alternates in the qualifying doubles which gets underway on Monday as well.Last year, MacGeoch advanced to the second round of the pre-qualifying draw, while the other three fell in the first round.Singles quarterfinalists, doubles finalists and consolation champions from the tournament receive automatic entrance into the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships from Nov. 3-6, at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York.  Print Friendly Version Story Links Tournament Central center_img Video Streaming last_img read more