UG students commission North Ruimveldt playground

first_imgResidents of the North Ruimveldt constituency now have access to a playground, which was made possible through developmental projects by students of the University of Guyana (UG).The new playground, which is located between Kaikan Street and Well Road, was established as part of a community development project that was assigned by the University to students pursuing a public management degree.As such, upon completion of the assignment, the playground was commissionedA swing that was constructed at the playgroundon Wednesday by the students in the presence of the Mayor of Georgetown, Patricia Chase Green; Director of Sports, Christopher Jones; UG lecturer Donna Mc Kennon and residents of the community.During brief remarks, Mayor Chase Green noted that there was need for such projects in the communities which tie in with the City Council’s mission to modify community spaces for the benefit of the younger generation.“It’s in keeping with the policy of the Council to have all open spaces available for the young people. There were numerous children here this afternoon within the age of three to ten, so I could understand the need for this particular playfield that is enclosed,” the Mayor stated.She also noted that she was aware of the various students who are conducting different types of community projects in a number of areas in Guyana.“Whatever you do in your community is how you expect your community to develop,” she asserted.However, the Director of Sports highlighted that emphasis must also be placed on providing a place for youths not just during the day, but also at sundown. In this regard, streetlights were positioned at nearby locations to illuminate the play park at night.“There are many other things that could be added to benefit the residents of the area and the young people. It is important that young people have an opportunity to play or gather beyond sundown. One of the commitments that we (the Sports Commission) have made to the students and that we’ve fulfilled yesterday is the donation of lights,” Jones said.As part of their assigned tasks, the students were given the opportunity to conduct a project in a community of their choice and consequently, North Ruimveldt was enhanced by fencing the deserted area and equipping the ground with a swing and other equipment for the benefit of the children of the community. No official name has yet been given to the playground, but residents have expressed interest in the name Cabaca Square.last_img read more

UPDATE RCMP search for missing Hudson’s Hope man

first_imgUPDATE: The missing man’s name is Rene Cote. He is described as Caucasian, 5’5″ tall and weighs around 140 lbs. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. He also has a moustache and greying stubble. Hudson’s Hope RCMP has launched a search for a man described as an avid outdoorsman who went missing Saturday near the W.A.C Bennett Dam.- Advertisement -Police say a 42-year-old resident of Hudson’s Hope was reported missing in the evening of Aug. 6 after taking off after having a bad day. He was last seen at 6:30 p.m. and his truck was later found near power lines by the 400 Road.The North Peace Search and Rescue has been called in for the search, along with an RCMP helicopter and dog teams.Anyone with information about the unnamed man’s whereabouts is asked to contact Hudson’s Hope RCMP at 250-783-5241.last_img read more

You gotta be down for your education

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2For example, being in your local “crew” or doing things that are destructive to yourself and your environment have become the “down” thing to do. Your friends will not be there for you forever like you think. But your education will be. There are many things our students are ignorant about, such as how good we have it at our school. Here at Montebello High School, we have many resources other schools don’t have. Such as what, you may ask? For starters, our classroom sizes are fair and we have enough books in good condition for everyone. Besides having enough books for every classroom, we also have a lot of teachers who care about us as individuals. Not enough? Let me add the fact that students’ opinions are valued here by our administrators. Our voices are always heard and welcomed by the school. Tutoring is always available for those struggling in any given subject. For those who have the urge to get involved in school, we have a variety of sports and clubs to enjoy. Our campus is providing us with positive attitude toward life and education. If you are still not convinced, then compare our campus to other schools in our nation, where desks are limited and students have to resort to sitting on the floor, or even other countries, where education is a privilege, and not a born right. Unfortunately, many students do not value education until it’s too late. Education is a necessity, but it is not taken advantage of by enough students. Students don’t realize high school is a fantasyland, and after high school comes reality. After high school, you have to work. After high school, your “crew” won’t be there. After high school, education must be paid for – it is not given to you for free. One of the saddest stories in high school is when students fail tests on purpose to be considered cool, or when they don’t answer a question, even when they know the answer, because they don’t want to sound like a nerd or be teased. The potential is there, but the ganas (will power) is lacking. We must stop following and start leading ourselves to a life of happiness and knowledge. In the long run, education, not popularity, will help us succeed in life. Reading is cool. Knowledge is power. The truth is that education is a necessity, and if you want to impress anyone then do it with education. The new culture of cool is education. Don’t let anyone – including yourself – deprive you of your education. Stop down-talking education. Education is a gift that should be taken advantage of by all. Jasmin Chavez, 18, is a junior at Montebello High School. She plans to attend college, major in English & Chicano studies and minor in art, become a photojournalist.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “Cool.” It’s a goal students strive toward every single day. Walking through the school halls or into classrooms, you see a lot of diversity among students, but there is one sad, common, false truth – that being smart is not cool. When did this come to be? According to the National Union of Teachers, this myth has been created by a relentless commercial targeting of children. As a result, students do not apply themselves to their school work. last_img read more

TROUBLED DONEGAL COMPANY GOT HUGE GOVERNMENT GRANTS

first_imgA TROUBLED specialist clothing company which has gone bust got tens of thousands of euro in State hand-outs, official figures reveal.A creditor’s meeting has been called for Safeguard Protective Clothing Manufacturers in Ballybofey.Now it has been revealed that company received substantial state grants from Enterprise Ireland. Between 2006 and 2008 the company was given more than €155,000 in grants.The company was established in March 1999 and it has a UK office in Manchester, England. It’s local base was at the Northern Point business centre.A creditor’s meeting will take place at the An Grianan Hotel in Burt on Tuesday week, January 17th, at 9.15am.Safeguard was at the forefront of the latest developments within the workwear clothing industry, in particular high visibility and flame retardant workwear as well as GORE-TEX Rainwear. The company had developed state of the art fabric and material technologies and innovative product designs to create a reputation as a leading innovator within the workwear market.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily Sell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comTROUBLED DONEGAL COMPANY GOT HUGE GOVERNMENT GRANTS was last modified: January 9th, 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:Ballybofeycreditors meetingsafeguard clothinglast_img read more

MAN WHO THREW BOW SAW AT NOTORIOUS BURGLAR TOLD HIS CASE WILL BE STRUCK OUT

first_imgMatthew Lafferty: Had bow saw thrown at him by neighbourA MAN who found notorious burglar Matthew Lafferty living beside him lost his temper and threw a bow saw at him, a court has heard.William Kelly (56) from Ballykeeran, Kilmacrennan, was a quiet man who kept himself to himself, a solicitor told Letterkenny District Court. But after serial burglar Matthew Lafferty moved into a rented house next to him outside Kilmacrennan, Mr Kelly found himself a victim of crime.His house was burgled and property stolen.On January 30 last year Mr Kelly was cutting hedges with a bow saw when he spotted Lafferty at the side of the house next door.“He flung it at Lafferty and missed and hit the house, breaking a window,” said defence solicitor Patsy Gallagher.Mr Kelly was charged with the production of article in course of dispute and criminal damage.The owner of the house who rented it to Lafferty has reported the cost of repair at €200.“Although Mr Kelly himself was the victim of burglary and criminal damage he accepts he acted in an entirely inappropriate manner. He is semi-retired and keeps a few horses and has never been before the courts before,” said Mr Gallagher in mitigation.Judge Kelly ordered William Kelly to pay €200 for the damage and to make a €150 donation to the Donegal Hospice.“If he does this by February 17th, I will strike the matter out,” said the judge.MAN WHO THREW BOW SAW AT NOTORIOUS BURGLAR TOLD HIS CASE WILL BE STRUCK OUT was last modified: January 21st, 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:Judge Paul KellyMatthew LaffertyWilliam Kellylast_img read more

Memorial service set for lifelong resident

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – A memorial service for lifelong Whittier resident Nina Louise Andersen, mother of veteran San Gabriel Valley Newspapers photographer Greg Andersen, will be held at 1 p.m. in Rainbow Chapel (Gate 17) at Rose Hills Memorial Park. She was 78.Andersen was born Dec. 19, 1926, at Murphy Memorial Hospital to Whittier residents Harold Hazzard Brokaw and and Winifred Estelle Bullock.She had lived in her current house for 55 years.She was an avid gardener, tending to a half-acre of avocado and fruit trees. Her father held the patent on the Haas avocado. Andersen took pride in growing roses and plumerias. She enjoyed cooking for her family, attending musicals and concerts, golfing and playing bridge. She looked forward to summers with family and friends at her beach house in Balboa.She served for many years on the 1944 Whittier High School Reunion Committee.Besides her son Greg Andersen and his wife, Karen, of Orange, Andersen is also survived by her son Jerry Andersen and his wife, Beverly, of Whittier; her son Jeff Andersen of Alta Loma; five grandchildren, Kristen, Kari, Steven, Derek and Colin; her brothers, William Brokaw of Aptos and Philip Brokaw of Balboa; as well as many nieces and nephews.The family issued a public thank you to the Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital hospice care facility and Andersen’s loving caregiver, Maria.The memorial service will be followed by a reception at 2:30p.m. at Rose Hills Reception Center inside Gate 1. Monday From staff reportslast_img read more

Brando’s son sued over abuse claims

first_imgChristian Brando, son of late actor Marlon Brando, has been sued by his ex-wife and his stepdaughter alleging he often abused and threatened to kill them, their attorney said Thursday. Deborah Brando and her 13-year-old daughter filed a lawsuit against Brando in Superior Court on Tuesday for violation of their civil rights, assault, domestic violence, battery and emotional distress. They are seeking unspecified damages, Brian Oxman, their attorney, said. Bruce Margolin, Brando’s attorney, said neither he nor Brando had seen the lawsuit and could not comment on it. “There was no physical contact with Deborah’s daughter, but she was put in fear for her life,” Oxman said. In one instance, Brando asked his ex-wife to register a gun in her name because he was a convicted felon and could not own a gun, the lawsuit alleges. On another occasion, Brando told his ex-wife he was a having a difficult time with his father’s death and “wished his father was still alive so that he could kill his father,” court papers claim. Brando pleaded guilty to charges of spousal abuse in January and was sentenced to drug and alcohol rehab and three years’ probation. He gained recent notoriety as a witness in Robert Blake’s civil trial, where he refused to testify, invoking his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. Blake’s lawyers hinted that Brando may have killed Blake’s late wife, Bonny Lee Bakley. At one time, Bakley claimed Brando, a former boyfriend, had fathered her daughter Rose until DNA tests proved Blake was the father. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Brando and his ex-wife met in 1990, the same year he pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for the shooting murder of his half sister’s boyfriend, Dag Drollet. Brando served five years in prison. He and Deborah Brando moved into the home of his father, Marlon Brando, a month after the actor’s death on July 1, 2004. They married in October 2004 and divorced earlier this year, Oxman said. Brando “repeatedly struck Ms. Brando with his hands and fists and threatened to kill her in the presence of her daughter,” according to the lawsuit. He allegedly forced Deborah Brando to have sexual intercourse, threatening to suffocate her with a pillow. The lawsuit also claims Brando would chase his stepdaughter and once threatened to “to cut her up into a million pieces.” last_img read more

Brave Glenswilly bow out of Ulster SFC as classy Kilcoo advance

first_imgGlenswilly have bowed out of the Ulster SFC at the quarter-final juncture after a brave display against a classy Kilcoo side. Michael Canning’s side lost out by six points in the end, but it was much closer than the scoreboard suggested at the end.It was evenly poised contest throughout, but when Cathal Gallagher was sent off ten minutes into the second-half – it proved to be a big turning point. Gallagher has been inspirational all season but he spurned a glorious opportunity to put Glenswilly five points ahead early in the second-half.Moments later he was adjudged to have fouled Conor Laverty inside the square and the referee awarded a penalty.To make matters worse he gave Gallagher a straight red card which seemed extremely harsh even if it was quite a high tackle.O’Hanlon expertly dispatched the penalty and that put Kilcoo one point ahead with fifteen minutes left to play. Kilcoo really clicked into gear after this and showed their greater experience at this level to pull away in the closing stages.The Down champions have won five titles in-a-row and are desperate to make an impact at provincial level.They scored 1-5 without reply to put the men from Foxhall to the sword.Glenswilly never give up and they tried gamely to the end, they lost Brian Farrelly late on and finished the game with 13 men.However, they can be proud of their efforts this afternoon, on another day it could’ve been so different for Glenswilly, but it wasn’t to be. Final score: Kilcoo 1-12 Glenswilly 1-06Brave Glenswilly bow out of Ulster SFC as classy Kilcoo advance was last modified: October 30th, 2016 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)last_img read more

49ers mailbag: Is wild-card path truly bad for road-tested team?

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Week 16 brings with it the 49ers’ regular-season home finale, against the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday night. Ideally, the 49ers would like to host their first playoff game in Levi’s Stadium history three weeks later. Ideally, we should cut to the chase and unveil this week’s mailbag via my Instagram and Twitter questionnaires:Given the 49ers record on the road, could a wild-card spot be a blessing in disguise? (@geoffcast)Nope. The wild-card road is brutal. Just recall the …last_img

Macufe film week returns

first_imgDirector and actor Tony Kgoroge at one of the NFVF’s film workshops held in 2011. Film students listen to a speaker at a workshop hosted by the NFVF in 2011. (Images: www.nfvf.co.za) MEDIA CONTACTS • Naomi Mokhele  Communications Manager: NFVF +27 11 483 0880 RELATED ARTICLES • A taste of the film club experience • SA film a hit at Cannes • South Africa: a top film location • Culture and history • Future of SA’s arts in good handsValencia TalaneOrganisers of the Mangaung African Cultural Festival (Macufe) Film Week are expecting a large turnout in 2012, after the success of last year’s event.A project that grew out of a partnership between Macufe and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), the second film week will run from 10am to 6pm between 9 and 13 October at the Muse Theatre, a venue at the of the Performing Arts Centre of the Free State.According to NFVF communications manager Naomi Mokhele, the 2011 event encouraged a number of film enthusiasts to enter the industry at various levels.“The first year was indeed a success,” said Mokhele. “We’ve seen participants from 2011 entering the film industry and being eager to grow.”While the 2011 event featured straightforward workshops where industry experts spoke to participants on various topics, a new element will be introduced into this year’s programme to encourage audience participation.Macufe started on 5 October and will end on the 14th. It features a variety of activities from music to theatre, comedy, art exhibitions and a crafts market.Interactive workshopsMokhele said participants in the screenwriting workshop will be required to write their own scripts. These will be entered into a competition and the writer of the best script, as determined by the facilitating experts, will win a prize.“Adding an interactive element to the experience helps us measure the level of understanding from our participants,” explained Mokhele.The other two workshops on offer will give participants an opportunity to learn about directing films and how to go about forging a career in the industry.The event, said Mokhele, was also a great way for communities in the Free State, which has hosted the festival for the past 15 years, to get exposure to the film industry. “It fulfils the NFVF mandate of ensuring the growth of film in disadvantaged areas.”One of South Africa’s well-known directors, Akin Omotoso, whose latest film Man on Ground won several international awards, will run the directing workshop. He’ll be joined by Jerry Tsie, former actor and director of The Barefooted Comrade – a documentary about young anti-apartheid activist Sipho Mutsi who died while in police custody in the Free State. Both directors’ works will be showcased during the event.Actress and producer Rosie Motene, together with Isaac Mogajane, producer of Blitz Patrollie, and television and film actor Wandile Molebatsi will speak on the various careers available in the industry.It will not only be hard work for the film enthusiasts though, as the NFVF will also screen a selection of homegrown films, one on each day of the event. The films have all received support, in one form or another, from the foundation.Entrance to the screenings and workshops is free, and Mokhele said this was to encourage a culture of supporting local productions and getting to learn more about the local industry.“The foundation is always available to assist with information on training programmes that we offer,” she said. “Besides the Macufe film week, the NFVF goes around the country, entertaining and educating the public about the film industry.”Mokhele explained that the foundation’s efforts include empowering young people and ensuring that they achieve the necessary skills to pursue careers in film, should they be interested.“Apart from a physical presence at various film festivals and offering support to local filmmakers, the NFVF offers programmes and information to assist with a career in film,” she said.Macufe 2012The annual festival is one of the priority projects of the Free State government’s sport, arts, culture and recreation department.It is not only aimed at local arts and entertainment enthusiasts, but with previous line-ups featuring international artists, the event has grown to attract people from beyond the country’s borders and even abroad.This year’s musical programme includes jazz pioneer Joe Sample and singers Randy Crawford and Angie Stone, while local artists will include gospel icon Rebecca Malope, African jazz favourite Ringo Madlingozi, and RnB singers Loyiso Bala and Zonke.Some of the country’s top comedians will also entertain audiences, while several poetry sessions will also feature.A highlight for sports fans is the Macufe Cup, a soccer match usually played on the last day of the festival. This year Johannesburg-based Kaizer Chiefs will go head to head with local outfit Bloemfontein Celtic. • Slide image by www.macufe.co.zalast_img read more