ECD joiner dies after crashing

first_imgA father of six was on Thursday evening killed after he crashed allegedly into a parked vehicle at Good Hope, East Coast Demerara. The collision, which occurred at about 20:00h resulted in the death of KaramchandDead: Karamchand “Bobby” Singh“Bobby” Singh, 44, of Lot 576 Block 8, Mon Repos, ECD.According to reports, the man was heading home from a nephew’s birthday party at Lusignan, ECD when he met his demise.Guyana Times understands Singh was riding along the Railway Embankment Highway and in the vicinity of Good Hope koker, he lost control of his motorcycle CG 4185 and slammed into a parked X-Trail bearing registration PSS 9646.He sustained severe injuries and was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. At the home of the dead man on Friday, his daughter Indira Budhu explained that her stepfather left home on Thursday afternoon to attend a birthday party of his nephew.She noted that family was at home when they received a phone call from a relative informing them that Singh was involved in an accident. Without hesitation, she, her mother and a few family members rushed to the scene but by that time he was already taken to GPH.While at the scene, she added, the vehicle was parked in the middle of the road and her father’s mangled motorcycle was in a corner.“When I reach, meh stepfather cousin told we that the driver of the pickup say he de park in the corner when meh stepfather slam into (he vehicle).” Budhu added that no one was there to substantiate the claims made by the man. However, she left the scene and went to the hospital where she saw Singh lying on a bed in a motionless state.When asked if her stepfather might have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident, Budhu noted that she was told that he had two bottles of beer. She noted that her stepfather was very loving and took care of them as if they were his own.Budhu further stated that her mother is devastated and has to be consoled by relatives. She is trying to come to grips with the reality.The driver of the other vehicle was taken into custody and is assisting with investigations. (Bhisham Mohamed)last_img read more

Senate Receives Bill to Elect Local Gov’t Officials

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent to the National Legislature for enactment into law a Bill titled: “The Local Government Act of 2015.” In the communication dated July 4, 2016, President Sirleaf told the Legislature that the Bill is pursuant to Article 5 of the Liberian Constitution, which mandates the Legislature to enact laws promoting national unification and the encouragement of all citizens to participate in governance and benefit from the social, economic and political developments of the country; “we submit this Bill… which aims to decentralize the Nation’s governance structure.” The President further explained that the Bill seeks to actualize the National Policy of Decentralization and local governance by establishing democratic and political administrative structures at the local government level. “It also provides for the democratic elections of certain local government officials,” she said. The Bill, President Sirleaf emphasized, “adheres to the Constitution, which declares emphatically that Liberia is a unitary State; therefore, the decentralization, delegation, and devolution of powers and authority provided for in this Bill do not in any way alter, nor should be construed to alter the unitary government of the Republic.”Therefore, she concluded, “in furtherance of our commitment to meet our citizens’ desire for greater participation in governance and take greater responsibility for their communities; enhance their ownership of development activities; and promote transparency, accountability, and equity in the utilization of state resources, I request your timely consideration to enact into law ‘The Local Government Act of 2015’.”The Bill was sent to the Senate Committees on Internal Affairs and Judiciary, respectively chaired by Senators Thomas Grupee and Varney G. Sherman, who were requested to make timely report to plenary. The Local Government Act was crafted with the Governance Commission as the lead entity, following two years of extensive consultations throughout Liberia and with the full range of institutions of government and the inputs of civil society and the private sector. It was reviewed several times by the Cabinet and endorsed by the President, according to a release from the Governance Commission yesterday.“There have already been numerous engagements with legislative committees and political parties about passing the bill into law,” the release said. At a recent conference in Buchanan, twenty political parties signed a joint resolution on decentralization and local governance reforms which supports the passage of the Local Governance bill into law.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pico Rivera Dons and Donnas offers registration

first_imgPico Rivera Dons and Donnas youth football program has scheduled registration on the following days: March 17 and 24, April 21, July 14 and 28 at Rivera Park, March 31 at Pico Park, May 19 at Smith Park and June 23 at Streamland Park. For information visit www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url=prdons. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Dance team shines in competition

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Saugus High School dance team attended the Dance Celebration 2007 at Woodbridge High School in Irvine on March 3 and won the Grand Sweepstakes Award for the highest overall point average. It competed against more than 30 other schools. The Saugus dance team received a first place in large lyrical and intermediate categories, second place in officers, small, medium, large and third place in medium lyrical. Soloists Toni-Marie Beets, Kelsey Saunders and Gina Neumann received first place for their solos; Tony Sewer received a third place. The Saugus dance team will compete at Esperanza High School on March 16 and 17 and then attend nationals. The team will be presenting its annual dance show on May 18 and 19 in the Saugus High School gymnasium. Team members include Katie Beal, Beets, Tracy Bernardo, Samantha Bosarge, Jasmine Boyes, Cory Feederle, Carissa Fisher, Jaymi Garcia, Alexis Grcevic, Corinne Grillo, Chelsea Gue, Meghan Gunnin, Cassie Gutierrez, Chloe Hazan, Kellie Janeski, Kelly Jacobik, Shane Jacobik, Brittany Larochelle, Darla MacDonald, Neumann, Karissa Petersen, Amanda Sahm, Saunders, Sewer and Sarah Yuwiler. To post your own stories and photos, log on to valleynews.com last_img read more

Canadian Mosaic project visits the Peace Region

first_imgHe said he has been across Canada five times, and to every province and territory, for this project.The photographs are taken for free, but people can ‘sponsor a kilometre’ for $20. He says it happens frequently, and helps him fund this journey.“I’m keeping it corporate free because this is what I think we need in our country,” Van Horn said. “We have logos stuck on everything … so far, it’s been paying for my gas and food, I sort of make due.”He just landed down in Grande Prairie, and said he plans to travel east through the prairies, before heading back to BC, where he will write the accompanying book “To Canada, with Love,” over the winter.Over 150 portraits will be featured in the book.Advertisement While he was in the area, he took part in threshing in Taylor, and the grand opening of the Gentle Pet Clinic. You might have seen a big, bold van in town recently. That’s because Tim Van Horn, the man behind the Canadian Mosaic, was in the Peace Region last weekend.He stopped in Hudson’s Hope, Fort St. John, Chetwynd, Taylor and Dawson Creek.Canadian Mosaic is a project that has been in the works since 2008 to photograph 54,000 people – or 0.150% of the population, as he says.- Advertisement -He hopes to have it done by 2017, as that year marks Canada’s 150th birthday – so far Tim has photographed over 42,000 people.“This is an epic portrait… 54,000 people from all corners of the country. It’s never been done before.” said Van Horn.“We’re not really sure who we are because we’re so spread out … I’m kind of putting my life on hold to do this, but it’s really important that I spread this message, and hopefully change some points of view on who we are and what we look like, and our involvement in community.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Old but gold? Top 5 oldest Premier League line ups this season so far

first_imgQueens Park Rangers lost to a very youthful Spurs line-up recently, with 21-year-old striker Harry Kane scoring twice in a 2-1 win.YOUNGEST PREMIER LEAGUE STARTING LINE-UPS REVEALEDWhile Spurs have fielded the youngest starting XI this season, QPR are the polar opposite and feature twice in the top five oldest line-ups so far in the 2014/15 season.However, Rangers did select Reece Grego-Cox, who is the fourth youngest player to appear this season in the top flight. He played two minutes against Tottenham. He is 18 years and 115 days old.Portsmouth picked the oldest team in Premier League history in 2010 against Tottenham and the team were 32 years and 105 days old.Stats correct up on 11 March 2015 5) Sunderland XI v West Brom: Average age of 30 years and 68 days old (21/02/15) – Click the arrow to see which team has fielded the oldest starting XI this season – We’ve had a look at the youngest Premier League starting line-upsthis season, so here talkSPORT examines the oldest. At the Stadium of Light in February Sunderland fielded the fifth oldest XI in the 0-0 draw. Defender Wes Brown is 35 as is his fellow stopper Anthony Reveillere and striker Jermain Defoe is 32. 5 5 4) Leicester XI v Crystal Palace: 30 years and 75 days old (07/02/15) – Click the arrow to see which team has fielded the oldest starting XI this season – Leicester lost 1-0 to Palace at the King Power with spritely 42-year-old goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer – the oldest player to appear this season so far – and 34-year-old Esteban Cambiasso both starting. 5 2) Everton XI v Man City: 30 years and 115 days old (06/12/14) – Click the arrow to see which team has fielded the oldest starting XI this season – At the Etihad Man City won 1-0 and Sergio Aguero, Samir Nasri and co. had to beat the likes of Tony Hibbert, Gareth Barry and Phil Jagielka, all of whom are early to mid-thirties and Sylvain Distin, who was about to turn 37. Still, the Toffees have a bright future in John Stones and Ross Barkley. 5 5 3) QPR XI v Stoke: 30 years and 81 days old (31/01/15) – Click the arrow to see which team has fielded the oldest starting XI this season – QPR appear on here twice, with this XI featuring Rob Green and Richard Dunne, both 35, Karl Henry, 32 and Clint Hill, 36. Jon Walters scored a hat-trick that day in a 3-1 win… 1) QPR XI v Man United: 30 years and 184 days old (17/01/15) – QPR’s old boys lost 2-0 at Loftus Road in January and their average age was not helped by the appearance of Hill and Dunne at the back, with 32-year-old midfielder Joey Barton captaining them. We’re fairly certain Samuel Eto’o will be on the move in the summer, lads – he’s only just turned 34, same age as Bobby Zamore there…last_img read more

Express earn confidence boosting victory over Bright Stars

first_img Tags: bright stars fcExpress FCIbrahim KayiwaSadiq SsekyembeStarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueTony odurtop Express are now 9th on the standings (Express Photos)StarTimes Uganda Premier League Express 3-1 Bright Stars Betway Mutessa II Stadium, Wankulukuku Wednesday, 01-05-2019WANKULUKUKU – Just over a week before their Uganda Cup semi final second leg, Express FC ensured they will go into that game full of confidence as they defeated Bright Stars 3-1 at Wankulukuku on Wednesday afternoon.Ibrahim Kayiwa (brace) and Tonny Odur scored the goals for the Red Eagles in a game that they dominated for the better part.Hamis Batega was the only Express player not smiling at the end of it as he scored in his own net, for the visitors’ consolation.George Ssemwogerere’s side got off to the best of starts as Ibrahim Kayiwa headed them into the lead with just two minutes on the clock.The attacking midfielder lashed onto a Sadiq Ssekyembe cross, rose highest and headed into the back of the net to ignite a loud roar at Wankulukuku.As if the goal was not enough to compound their early misery, Bright Stars were forced into a quick substitution inside the opening 9 minutes as Innocent Assimwe limped off the pitch and was replaced by Methodius Jungu.Jungu nearly made instant impact as he pounced onto a Fred Sseguja way-ward volley and forced as save from Mathias Muwanga in the Express goal.Express looked to be in control of proceedings and just after the hour mark, Ocholit shot from an acute angle but was denied by Enock Walusimbi who deflected his goal bound strike out for a fruitless corner.With 10 minutes of the first half to play, Kayiwa doubled Express’ lead to ensure they headed into the break with a healthy 2-0 lead.Five minutes after the recess, substitute Tony Odur put the game to bed as he headed home another Ssekyembe delivery to make it 3-0.Odur (right) celebrates scoring the third goal against Bright Stars on Wednesday.In response, Bright Stars introduced Juma Katende in place Augustine Kacancu on 58 minutes.With 19 minutes to play, Bright Stars pulled a goal back when Fred Ssegujja’s goal bound shot was diverted into his own net by defender Hamisi Batega.Another substitute Michael Birungi nearly restored the home side’s three goal caution but his shot rattled the upright, late in the game.In the End, Express held on to a 10th victory of the season which sees them climb into 9th on the standings with 39 points.For Bright Stars, they drop into 10th, one points behind Express.In their next games, Express are away to Onduparaka while Bright Stars host Paidha Black Angels.The two sides who have so far faced off on 3 occassions this season, will meet again next week on Thursday in the return leg of the Uganda Cup at Wankulukuku.The first leg at Mwerere ended 1-1 on Sunday.The other StarTimes Uganda Premier League games played on Wednesday-Police 0-2 URA-Paidha Black Angels 0-1 Vipers-Nyamityobora 0-2 KCCA*Ndejje University 0-0 Onduparaka (*Washed out after 20 minutes)Comments last_img read more

SA to clamp down on child labour

first_img12 June 2008The government has released the draft Child Labour Programme of Action as part of its plans to reduce the number of South African children – currently estimated at around one million – who are forced into labour.The programme of action for 2008-12, released in Pretoria this week, aims to reduce the number of children whose schooling is adversely affected by the work they are required to do by up to 80%.This figure includes the a number of children, especially in rural areas, who live more than five minutes’ walk away from their source of drinking water, which they are usually responsible for fetching.“There is acceptable work for children, and then there is child labour,” said Department of Labour spokesperson Zolisa Sigabi.Exploitative, hazardousChild labour refers to work that is exploitative, hazardous or inappropriate to the age of the child and which is detrimental to their safety, poses a risk to their health, social, physical, spiritual or mental development and affects their schooling.In March 2006, the Labour Force Survey established that about 847 000 children between the ages of 10 and 17 years were involved in child labour.This included children under the age of 10 whose work activities qualify as child labour, children living and working on the streets, children in hidden and highly exploitative forms of child labour, such as commercial sexual exploitation or use in the commission of crime, children who have migrated without documents and are also performing hidden work.A number of events will be held this week to highlight the plight of children in South Africa.Firstly, the labour department will host an implementations committee meeting that will evaluate progress towards achieving the targets that the government has set.Later in the week, the Parliament will also host a huge contingent of children through the office on the rights of the child located in the Presidency that emphasises the centrality of the plight of children in the programmes of government.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

2010 World Cup tickets now on sale

first_img20 February 2009The 2010 Fifa World Cup kick-off on 11 June 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa is still 475 days away, but for football fans around the world, another important date has arrived: tickets for the event are now on sale to the general public.Of the 1.65-million World Cup tickets that Fifa has allocated to the general public, just over 570 000 have been set aside for Fifa member country supporters, and 344 000 for tourists who book with Fifa-registered tour operators.That leaves a total of 743 965 tickets that anyone, from anywhere in the world including South Africa, can apply to buy – as of today.Fans can apply online, through www.fifa.com, or over the counter at any First National Bank (FNB) branch in South Africa – and either way stand an equal chance of successfully booking tickets.All ticket orders will be entered into a random selection draw at the same time on 15 April 2009, regardless of whether they were submitted on the first or the last day of the first sales phase, which runs from 20 February to 31 March.Ticket types and pricesFans have the choice of match-specific tickets for the 64 games to be played in the tournament, as well as team-specific ticket series that allow them to follow the country of their choice. These range from three-game ticket series (for three games involving the same country) to seven-game ticket series.Tickets are available in four categories, with prices that vary accordingly. Category 4 tickets are reserved exclusively for South African residents, and were priced the lowest to enable citizens of the host country who would not normally be able to afford World Cup tickets to see the games.While seating may vary from venue to venue, category 1 seats are generally located alongside the pitch, and range in price from US$160 (for a group match) to $900 (for the final). South Africans paying in rands will pay R1 120 and R6 300 respectively for the same tickets, with a fixed exchange rate of R7 to the dollar being applied.Category 2 seats are generally located alongside category 1 seats, in the corners, and range in price from US$120 (for a group match) to $600 (for the final).Category 3 seats are generally located alongside category 2 seats, in the corners or behind the goals, and range in price from US$80 (for a group match) to $400 (for the final).Category 4 seats are located behind the goals, and range in price from R140 (for a group match) to R1 050 (for the final).There’s also an incentive for people bound to wheelchairs to follow the World Cup live. The wheelchair category of tickets, reserved for those who require wheelchairs to attend matches, cost the same as category 4 seats, regardless of where they are located – and include a complimentary ticket for the person accompanying the ticketholder to the match.Subsequent ticket sales phasesAny tickets left over from the first, “random selection” phase – or released by any of Fifa’s other customer groups – will be sold in a second, “first-come-first-served” sales phase running from 4 May to 16 November 2009.Two more sales phases – a random selection followed again by a first-come-first-served phase – will follow the World Cup Final Draw, in which the 32 participating teams will be drawn into eight groups for the tournament. The first of these sales phases will run from 5 December 2009 to 22 January 2010, and the second from 9 February to 7 April 2010.Finally, if there are still any tickets left over, these will be sold in a “last minute” sales phase running from 15 April to 11 July 2010.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

‘Walls Need to Breathe’ and 9 Other Green Building Myths

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Just for fun, I’ve rounded up ten oft-repeated statements that are either half-truths or outright falsehoods. I’m sure some readers will disagree with my conclusions; if you’re one of them, don’t hesitate to post a comment.Green building myth #1. New York City is an environmental nightmareThis myth has been debunked many times, most recently by author David Owen, in his New Yorker article titled “Green Manhattan.” In fact, the average resident of Manhattan uses much less energy, and has a much smaller carbon footprint, than the average American. Compared to a resident of New York City, the average suburban American is wearing carbon clown shoes.Owen wrote, “Most Americans, including most New Yorkers, think of New York City as an ecological nightmare, a wasteland of concrete and garbage and diesel fumes and traffic jams, but in comparison with the rest of America it’s a model of environmental responsibility. By the most significant measures, New York is the greenest community in the United States, and one of the greenest cities in the world. … The average Manhattanite consumes gasoline at a rate that the country as a whole hasn’t matched since the mid-nineteen-twenties, when the most widely owned car in the United States was the Ford Model T. Eighty-two per cent of Manhattan residents travel to work by public transit, by bicycle, or on foot. That’s ten times the rate for Americans in general, and eight times the rate for residents of Los Angeles County.”In a separate article, Owen explains why the residents of Manhattan are so much greener than Vermonters.Green building myth #2. Walls have to breatheBored readers may move on to the next item; I know that this is a tired old argument. But the “walls have to breathe” statement… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log inlast_img read more