WCD flood victims still awaiting compensation

first_imgResidents of West Coast Demerara (WCD) who experienced flooding after a spring tide pummelled the sea defence structures and caused some breaches are still awaiting the compensation which was promised by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon.The Tuschen/Uitvlugt Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) Chairman Vishal Ambedkar, during an interview with Guyana Times, revealed that a list was created to assess the damages of the flood victims. Losses of the residents tallied to approximately $100 million, and the list was submitted by the Geographical Representative and Member of Parliament (MP), Mohammed Irfaan Ali. However, Minister Harmon had told the residents that compensation would be given when the list was checked to ensure that the assessments were accurate.“We are hoping that the compensation promised from the Minister of State, that these people will be able to return to a life that was as normal or as close to normal that they would’ve had before,” the NDC Chairman noted.Presently, Chairman Ambedkar stated that there has been no feedback from the authorities with regard to the compensation and the list that was submitted by MP Ali.He also noted that if another high tide struck, the villages will be under water again. As such, the NDC will also need financial assistance to cater for unexpected disasters. He stated, “We also recommended that the Government give us additional funding for incidental expenses such as these.” Moreover, persons who were affected by the flood were still waiting on the Government to approve the list so as to replace some of the items they lost during the flood. Others who farm and rear livestock explained that their livelihoods were destroyed and they are in great need of the money. The flood victims related that they were in need of some financial assistance, so as to restore some degree of normalcy to their lives at the earliest.last_img read more

Tottenham target Suso reveals he wants to stay put at AC Milan

first_img1 Suso in action for AC Milan Tottenham target Suso has revealed his desire to stay at AC Milan.The Spaniard has been back to his best in Italy after being deemed surplus to requirements by Liverpool two years ago.Top clubs from around Europe are now chasing the 23-year-old, especially as he has just two years to run on his current contract.But the attacking midfielder, who is on Tottenham’s radar this summer, has now dealt them and other chasing sides a hammer blow by revealing he plans to stay at the San Siro.“I want to thank the fans for the messages they are sending [asking me to sign a new contract],” Suso told Sky Italia.“We have had an agreement since December, but they are now prioritising other things.“I have several offers from clubs in the Champions League, but I am happy here, I want to stay here.”last_img read more

ULSTER CHAMPIONS: LETTERKENNY GOLFERS LAND PROVINCIAL CROWN

first_imgLetterkenny won their second Ulster cup in three years at Barnhill on Sunday beating Rossmore of County Monaghan.Letterkenny trailed Rossmore 5-2 from the first leg and Charlie Coughlan’s troops played some amazing golf to beat their opponents 6-1 thus securing the victory!!There were more than 100 people who came along to support and this team of Ulster cuppers will go alongside their 1987 & 2010 Ulster Cup Heroes. With 127 teams competing for this prestigious trophy, Letterkenny beat Temple, Carrickfergus, Rathmor, Ballyliffen, Foyle & Warrenpointon their way to the final. The team includes:Charlie CoughlanRoy McCroryIan McGeeverJohn DoranPaddy HanniganFergal CallanMartin DevineDanny McLaughlin,Michael Neilis, Yuel Tese,Ed Margey,Keith Spence ULSTER CHAMPIONS: LETTERKENNY GOLFERS LAND PROVINCIAL CROWN was last modified: September 18th, 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:ULSTER CHAMPIONS: LETTERKENNY GOLFERS LAND PROVINCIAL CROWNlast_img read more

DONEGAL GAA STAR ADMITS BACKLASH FROM BACKING OF GAY MARRIAGE

first_imgDonegal star Éamon McGee has admitted he received a backlash after his involvement in a campaign for the yes vote in the upcoming marriage equality referendum.Eamon McGee has campaigned for a ‘yes’ vote in the upcoming referendum.The All-Ireland winner spoke out openly at launch of the Yes Equality’s nationwide voter engagement initiative last month.The Gaoth Dobhair man was criticised on Twitter about his support for the movement, although he insists it hasn’t been a regular occurrence. He told the Examiner “The reaction has been more than positive. A Catholic organisation was ribbing me on Twitter and asking why the GAA was taking a stand on this. It’s a societal issue rather than a political issue but the majority of it has been supportive and I think it’s a good opportunity too for people to talk about it. It just shows you there’s that bit of open-mindedness there.”He believes the GAA represents a strong reflection of Irish society and in turn its attitude to issues such as marriage equality.“There’s no point lying about it: there’s certain aspects of GAA folk that are traditionalists, have Catholic viewpoints and are old school. They will view this with a bit of suspicion, this lifestyle. Maybe that’s 20-30% of them, 30% maximum. The majority of the GAA are coming on now to it.“The GAA’s a good indicator. It comes into every aspect of society from the cities to the rural communities. I think society in general is coming to accept it but you’re always going to get those one or two traditionalists that are slow to change. Gradually, it’s coming. These people are entitled to their viewpoints and it’s unfair on me to call them ignorant.” McGee agreed to become involved in the campaign when he considered what he might have to say to any children he may have in the future.“If I ever have a child and he or she turns out to be gay, they could say to me ‘you had a chance to make a difference in that vote’. I don’t know would I be more ashamed that I didn’t vote or the fact I voted against it. It comes down to equality and one less difference in society.”He would like to think the next high profile Gaelic player to come out won’t have as much of a media circus to deal with as Dónal Óg Cusack.“If you look at the statistics, I think there are going to be more and more and more. Fair play to Dónal Óg, it’s something that when people do come out they can see the reaction that he got and the majority of it was supportive. If anybody has to make a choice, they’ll be able to look at that and say ‘this isn’t such a big thing’.“Maybe in the next generation because of the vote this year and because of people like Dónal Óg, it won’t be such a big thing, just normal. Hopefully, that’s where we’re going to now. But it’ll just take time. “It’s not that I have any friends who are gay or any close family members but it’s a social issue and the easiest thing would have been to put the head in the sand and let them fire away themselves. But that attitude hasn’t served us well before and the more I read up on it the more I found there’s a high level of ignorance in parts of society.”DONEGAL GAA STAR ADMITS BACKLASH FROM BACKING OF GAY MARRIAGE was last modified: March 6th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

How Amelia’s amazing travels led back to Dunmore House

first_imgThe magnificent Dunmore Gardens in Carrigans located close to the Donegal/Derry border, has a new lease of life, thanks to the efforts of the well-travelled Amelia McFarland, who spent many happy childhood days there on holiday with her grandparents.The celebrated Georgian House, built in 1742, is a place three generations of the McFarlands call home. Now, Amelia is realising her long-held dream of opening up the estate as a wedding, accommodation and corporate events venue.“I love travelling and I love Dunmore. It was always well known for its hilarious parties and welcoming atmosphere and I wanted to bring all of that back again. I wanted to share this beautiful house and its gardens with everyone. So I came home to Donegal for a whole new adventure,” Amelia said. “I’ve always enjoyed entertaining and hosting monster dinner parties. So I am using all my experience, knowledge and expertise to ensure that those who come to Dunmore have a wonderful positive experience.”Amelia and her mother Anne McFarland, Dunmore House CarrigansDunmore House, CarrigansAmelia’s life story a fascinating journey around the world. She was born in a Victorian hospital on Hammersmith roundabout in London and moved to Russia with her parents soon after.“I lived there until I was 10 years old, interrupted only with frequent visits to my grandparents in Donegal and Meath,” she recalled.Amelia’s first language was a mix of English and Russian. She attended Russian rather than international schools and Russian gradually became her first language. Her love for horses grew as she learned to ride with the Russian cavalry riding stallions at the age of 7. “President Putin also learned to ride here. The army base was off limits for foreigners, so my parents were never allowed to come. And when they did once for a cavalry performance, they were not allowed to talk in case their ‘foreigner’s Russian’ gave them away,” says Amelia.Amelia loved spending time in the dacha – a wooden house in the countryside outside Moscow. Many Muscovites have one in their family.“In winter we cross-country ski-ed, went to the sauna and jumped into freezing lakes. In the summer I picked fruits and mushrooms in the woods. It was then I started getting an appreciation for food and preserving it. Most Russian families have large jars of pickled food to last them through the winter,” she said.During the summer holidays Amelia and her family always came back to Ireland, and back to Carrigans where her love for nature and the outdoor life grew, which included her warm sense of hospitality.Dunmore Gardens“Usually I would be sent on ahead of my parents as they were always working so hard. I learnt to be very independent, making friends with strangers on the plane or helping to translate for the Russian kids that came over to Ireland. “When I was in Ireland, Dunmore was my home. I would spend hours playing in the gardens or sitting in my great grandmother’s chair listening to stories and eating jelly babies,” she added.Dunmore GardensAnne McFarland leading a tour of the walled gardens at DunmoreAmelia said: “We came back to Ireland for good when I was 10. And from there I went through the Irish school system, but my itchy feet couldn’t keep me in one place for long. I left Ireland for Newmarket as soon as I finished my education. I started as a groom in a racing stable.“Starting from the bottom was tough but you learn discipline and how to work hard by getting up very early and finishing very late at night. The opportunity I got in Newmarket was the beginning of a new chapter of my life,” she said.Amelia then set off travelling, spending almost a year in New Zealand before moving on to Australia. “They are two very beautiful countries with a wonderful outdoor lifestyle. But then I was offered a job in Japan that I could not refuse and that’s where I spent the next year and a half of my life.“Then over to America living on the Shenandoah River on the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, near Washington. And, yes, I sang the song a lot while I was there,” she said, with a laugh.Having trained herself up through cookery courses and wedding courses – she also completed an entrepreneur course with Donegal County Council – Amelia is ready to throw open the experience of Dunmore Gardens to everyone.Dunmore House Accommodation“Whether it’s weddings, functions, corporate events, parties or to come enjoy the accommodation and get away for some privacy, Dunmore has a welcome waiting like no other.“This place has always been close to my heart and I’m looking forward so much to sharing the beautiful house and gardens which are filled with so many happy memories,” Amelia said.How Amelia’s amazing travels led back to Dunmore House was last modified: July 19th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:amelia mcfarlandCarrigansdunmore gardensdunmore househospitalitytourismlast_img read more

Beauty7 1 Bundle/pack High Quality 5AAAAA Grade Unprocessed Virgin Brazilian Human Hair Extension Deep Wave Hair Style Natural Hair Color 8 inch-30 inch No Tangling No Shedding 100g – Four Stars

first_imgthis came loved it but it is very short I pay the I like the hair, though it is shorter than it appears in the picture. Very good quality, arrived in good time. I will be ordering more and telling friends about this. Hello can exchange the product for a longer ?this came loved it but it is very short i pay the difference without problems. Here are the specifications for the Beauty7 1 Bundle/pack High Quality 5AAAAA Grade Unprocessed Virgin Brazilian Human Hair Extension Deep Wave Hair Style Natural Hair Color 8 inch-30 inch No Tangling No Shedding 100g:Condition:brand new. Hair life:3-12 Months (Depending on Care and Usage)Weight:100g.Color:Natural black color.Length:8 inch-30 inch are availableHair type:weaving weft hair extension.Hair style:deep wave.Length of the hair is the same.High Quality, Tangle Free, Silky Softy Smooth Gorgeous Straight hair. 100% human hair, no fiber, no synthetic.Package:1 bundle/pack.Usually recommend 2-3 bundles for full head.Note: Please be reminded that due to lighting effects, monitor’s brightness / contrast settings etc, there could be some slight differences in the color tone of the pictures and the actual item. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-05-29 10:04:39Reviewed Item 1 Bundle/pack High Quality 5AAAAA Grade Unprocessed Virgin Brazilian Human Hair Extension Deep Wave Hair Style Natural Black Hair Color 8 inch-30 inch No Tangling No Shedding 100g (8inch 21cm)Rating 4.7 / 5  stars, based on  6  reviews Posted on May 29, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Hair ExtensionsTags Beauty7 Hair is good but cannot be straightened, the hair is coming from china so make sure you order this in advance to when you need it as it can take up to 3 weeks to arrive. Its not 100 grams either it was about 86 when i weighed it however it was still thick all the way down to the bottom even though it was 28 inches, you will need about 3 packs for weave. Reviews from purchasers :Four Starslast_img read more

AFBF praises new Clean Water Rule

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The newly proposed Clean Water Rule would empower America’s farmers and ranchers to protect the nation’s water resources and provide much-needed regulatory clarity to guide those stewardship efforts, according to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall.Duvall recently spoke in Tennessee during an agricultural stakeholder meeting on the newly proposed Waters of the United States Rule. The event, hosted by the Tennessee Farm Bureau and kicked-off by Tennessee Farm Bureau President Jeff Aiken, included presentations by Acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, who provided farmers and ranchers additional details about the proposed rule.Duvall said farmers and ranchers are committed to protecting America’s waterways and drinking water, and the new Clean Water Rule will provide them the regulatory certainty they need to farm confidently with those natural resources in mind.“For more than five years we have advocated for a new water rule that protects clean water and provides clear rules for people and communities to follow,” Duvall said. “This proposal promises to do just that, by giving farmers and ranchers the clarity they need to farm their land while also ensuring the nation has clean water. Farmers should not have to hire an army of consultants and lawyers just to work their land.”During his comments, Aiken, a member of the AFBF Board, said it was an honor to host Wheeler and Perdue for the informational meeting about the new Clean Water Rule.“To echo Acting Administrator Wheeler, since we provide food for the table, we deserve a seat at the table,” Aiken said. “Farmers, homebuilders and businessmen from across Tennessee and surrounding states were excited at the announcement, which will provide clarity to farmers and allow them to continue to be good stewards of the land and environment.”More information about the newly proposed Clean Water Rule is posted at https://www.fb.org/cleanwaterrule.last_img read more

Child stopped to attend a function addressed by Assam CM for wearing black jacket

first_imgA three-year-old child was allegedly stopped on Tuesday from attending a programme addressed by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal for wearing a black jacket.The incident happened before Mr. Sonowal was to lay the foundation stone of a spun silk mill at Borgang in north-eastern Assam’s Biswanath district.“The security personnel did not allow my son to enter the venue as he was wearing a black jacket,” the mother of the child said.The Chief Minister has asked Assam’s Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia to conduct a probe and submit a report to take necessary action.Security forces across Assam have been cracking down on people waving black flags at lawmakers and officials or wearing black clothes as a statement against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. The BJP and affiliated organisations have been countering such protests with white flags.last_img read more

BJP to be blamed for crisis in Maharashtra, says Congress

first_imgA day after fault lines in Maharashtra Congress were visible over the issue of extending support to Shiv Sena, the State leadership blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the continuing crisis. “The BJP is responsible for the mess in the State. It had given the word to its ally in Maharashtra. It did not fulfil the promise neither it treated its ally with care. The BJP is holding out the threat of President’s Rule in Maharashtra. Whom are they threatening? Because of the BJP, entire State has landed in a difficult position,” said State Congress president Balasaheb Thorat. Mr. Thorat alleged that the BJP has already started using all dirty tricks to poach MLAs of other parties. “The BJP was using all its tricks even before the elections. Now that they are falling short of numbers, it is resorting to the same methods,” he claimed.Leader of Opposition Vijay Vadettiwar too blamed the BJP for leading the State towards constitutional crisis. “If the BJP has emerged as the single largest party in the State, then it is the party’s responsibility to stake claim and form the government. By not doing so, the party is pushing the State towards President’s Rule. They are responsible for the present condition of the State,” he said. Meanwhile, a day after announcing a three-day tour to areas affected by excessive unseasonal rains, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar is likely to cut short his tour and return to Mumbai on Friday morning. The five-year term of the present Assembly ends on November 8 midnight. “It seems the BJP is not going to stake claim and is ready for President’s Rule. The party seem to be on wait and watch mode till Sena blinks. It will not form the government with minority mandate,” said senior journalist and political commentator Sanjay Jog.last_img read more

NBA players, coaches appreciate chance to play on MLK Day

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Warriors coach Steve Kerr understands the NBA’s important role on MLK Day.“It’s a great day for the NBA. I think this league is filled with players who are very socially and politically active who want to speak their mind on injustice in general,” Kerr said. “And the fact that our sport really dominates Martin Luther King Day I think is very fitting. It gives the fans a chance to watch great basketball, but it gives everybody some perspective as well, how far we’ve come as a society and how far we have to go. … It’s a great day for the NBA and a great day for our player s in particular.”Around the league beginning last Thursday, players started wearing special warmup shirts by Nike that were designed in collaboration with the MLK Foundation and Martin Luther King III.On the T-shirt, it reads from his historical speech of Aug. 28, 1963: “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’”In Memphis, this will mark the Grizzlies’ 17th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Game when they host New Orleans. Players from both teams toured the National Civil Rights Museum together Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes MOST READ Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Lakers’ Lonzo Ball to miss 4 to 6 weeks with sprained left ankle Part of the Monday festivities will feature the presentation of the 14th annual National Civil Rights Museum Sports Legacy Award. The honor goes to athletes who, in King’s spirit, have made noteworthy contributions to civil and human rights.Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said it’s “just a special day.”“Anyone that knows anything about civil rights, or just the rights in general of people, I don’t know how you can’t honor him in every way possible for what he tried to do for individuals, not just the black population, the rights of all people. That’s what makes him special,” said Gentry, who is happy to see a full slate of games as the league honors King. “It does mean a lot to us. If you look at the NBA, they’ve been progressive in that kind of way for a long, long time.“When you look at just civil rights in general and when you look at being inclusive, all of that stuff is something that the NBA has been way ahead of all the other sports.”The rest of the MLK Day lineup includes: Magic at Hawks, Heat at Celtics, Kings at Nets, Bulls at Cavaliers, Mavericks at Bucks, Pistons at Wizards, Rockets at 76ers, Trail Blazers at Jazz.NEW GIGGary Payton and Jason Terry were two of basketball’s biggest talkers as players.Now they have a new platform to keep the comments coming.The former guards will be analysts on “The Bounce,” a built-for-mobile studio show that debuts Monday during the NBA’s MLK Day schedule.The show will air five nights per week — Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday — on Yahoo Sports and the Yahoo Sports App from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET through the end of the regular season.center_img SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Featuring scores, highlights and analysis, the show will originate from Turner Sports studios in Atlanta, featuring Turner commentators Rosalyn Gold-Onwude, Allie LaForce and Stephanie Ready as hosts. Women’s star Swin Cash joins Payton and Terry as rotating analysts.CEREMONY RESCHEDULEDWhen the Lakers and Warriors play on Feb. 2 in Oakland, there will be a long-awaited ceremony.Former Warriors center JaVale McGee had been set to receive his championship ring from the Warriors on Christmas night at Oracle Arena, but he was too sick to travel at the time.Kerr has been eager to honor McGee’s role during Golden State’s championships the past two seasons. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. There will be another full slate of NBA games with 22 of the league’s 30 teams playing on Monday. Knicks coach David Fizdale appreciates how the NBA gives so many teams the chance to play on MLK Day — unlike the more limited schedule on Christmas.“The NBA is just ahead of everything. Adam Silver and those guys just really have a progressive attitude about being inclusive, they understand our history, representing human and civil rights,” Fizdale said. “It’s something that we can be really proud of as a league. MLK Day is another one of those examples of how we try to pay homage and we’re aware of what set the tone and what’s given us the opportunity to be able to do what we do.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsFizdale’s Knicks will host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday to tip off the schedule with the Lakers-Warriors capping off the daylong festivities.When Golden State visits Los Angeles to conclude the NBA’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day slate Monday night, Stephen Curry, Durant and the Warriors will try to avenge an embarrassing 127-101 home loss on Christmas night — when the Lakers hung tough even after LeBron James went down with a left groin strain. LATEST STORIES (FILES) In this file photo taken on December 30, 2018 PHOENIX, ARIZONA – DECEMBER 31: Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors during NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on December 31, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. – Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant insisted on January 8, 2019, he’s just focused on playing and not on a potential free agent departure at the end of this NBA season. “I just focus on playing ball every single day,” Durant said as the Warriors prepared to host the New York Knicks — one of the teams that keeps popping up in rumors as a potential Durant destination. (Photo by Christian Petersen / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)OAKLAND, Calif. — Kevin Durant cherishes the opportunity to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by playing basketball on the holiday that celebrates the civil rights leader.“What MLK meant to the nation and just his message around the world. Still to this day his message has touched so many people,” Durant said. “It’s a good opportunity to play on that day. For us it just means a lot. We carry so much. Each one of us has different journeys throughout life and for us to meet at this point to come out and play a game so special on such a special day, hopefully it brings more people together.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more