15 Chenapou families to receive support to rebuild homes

first_imgSome 15 families of Chenapou Village, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) will benefit from the sum of $5 million, to assist in rebuilding their homes which were completely destroyed during the floods in May 2017.Minister within the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry, Valerie Garrido-Lowe, Chenapou Toshao Edward McGarrell and other Ministry officials during the community meeting at the Chenapou Primary SchoolMinister within the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry, Valerie Garrido-Lowe visited the community on Wednesday and engaged the residents on the project. The Minister explained that the village has decided how the monies would be spent to ensure all affected families benefit equally.During the meeting at the Chenapou Primary School, Toshao Edward McGarrell explained that the Village Council would have to meet with the residents to discuss what form the project would take.The Toshao suggested the monies be spent on procuring nails, zinc sheets and other equipment that will aid in the rebuilding process.The Village Council is required to provide a list of beneficiaries and a proposal to the Ministry outlining how the funds will be spent, after which the money will be released.A similar project will also be executed in Kaibarupai, where some 20 families will receive similar support. Equipment such as generators, zinc, and nails to assist in constructing the new homes, will be handed over. The community has opted to use the funds to create a uniform housing area where there is access to basic services.last_img read more

Killbillies open new roller derby season with loss to Prince George

first_imgKillbillies Captain Amanda Rathburn says she was proud of how the team performed with a limited number of players and thought the new players to this year’s team put forth a great effort.“It was a good game, a hard game, a toughly fought game. We did lose in the end but I couldn’t be more proud of the girls none the less,” she says. “Our new players were superstars. On a bench of nine girls we had four brand new players out on the floor and none of them failed. They were unbelievable.”In her role Rathburn adds it’s important to provide support for new players and says they didn’t look out of place in the game.- Advertisement -“I definitely take the role of the Captain seriously and try to have strong leadership. I ask a lot of them and give them a chance to show what they have and everybody did show what they have.”The Killbillies were down four players for the tilt. Two were unable to play because of injuries and another two were not able to take part due to other circumstances. The team will next be in action for their home opener on May 31 against the Grimshaw Grim Reapers.last_img read more

Dawson Creek man dies in accident near Hythe

first_imgThe deceased and his female passenger (also 74 years of age) were traveling in a van east on Highway 43 which collided with a westbound van operated by a 22 year old man (also of Dawson Creek), who was the sole occupant of the eastbound vehicle.  He was not injured as a result of the collision.  Police remain on scene as they continue their investigation into the cause of the collision and advise traffic is down to a single lane on Highway 43 between Range Roads 125 and 130.  Motorists are asked to slow down and drive with caution in the area.  The heavy fog in the area this morning is being considered as a contributing factor while alcohol has been ruled out.  – Advertisement –last_img read more

Taft basketball team barred from City Section playoffs

first_imgThe Taft of Woodland Hills boys’ basketball team was expected to compete for a City Section Championship this year, but the Toreadors won’t have the opportunity to do so after the City office declared them ineligible for the playoffs for using two ineligible players over the course of the season. Bernard Kamwa, a transfer from Ribet Academy of Los Angeles, and Dominick Brumfield, a transfer from Virginia, were ruled ineligible. As a result, the City Section invoked Rule 234B, which essentially means that if an ineligible player is discovered before the playoffs the team must forfeit all the games the player participated in. Taft entered Friday’s final league game against Birmingham of Lake Balboa with a 19-4 overall record, 9-0 in league but saw its record drop to 4-19 overall and 3-6 in league after the ruling. “Taft is restricted by rule from advancing to the playoffs at this point,” said Barbara Fiege, director with City Section office. “Taft will have an opportunity to appeal, but as of now, the decisions stands.” Questions regarding Kamwa’s legal guardian paperwork surfaced, forcing the Toreadors to forfeit the six West Valley League games and all but two nonleague games. Brumfield was declared ineligible over concerns about whether he lived within Taft’s attendance boundaries. “This whole thing is a mess, and apparently, were out of the playoffs,” Taft coach Derrick Taylor said. “There’s a possibility they can overturn the decision if we require evidence to support our case.” “This is equivalent to a man sitting on death row, trying to get a stay of execution. We want them to pick up the red phone and say don’t do it. That’s what it’s like. We’re waiting for some good news.” According to Taylor, Kamwa’s legal guardian, Jason Martin, has been the primary caretaker of the junior from Cameroon since 2005, though there’s a discrepancy over the claim. If Taft can provide the correct documentation, there’s a possibility the Toreadors could be reinstated. “We’re still hopeful that something can be done,” Taylor said. “If not, it’s going to be tough to tell the kids that they’re not going to get to chase their dream of playing for a City title.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Web rental service drains Blockbuster

first_imgSales of games and movies rose, but rental revenue – two-thirds of Blockbuster’s total revenue – fell less than 1 percent, a further sign of the continuing weakness in the core business of movie rentals. Blockbuster said Total Access, its online service, grew to 2.8 million paying subscribers, up 800,000 during the quarter. Analysts said, however, that the online business was a bigger drag on earnings than expected, as the company spent heavily on advertising and built up inventories to meet demand for DVDs. Antioco said Blockbuster will probably use a tiered pricing structure eventually and that rates might have to rise, although adding that no such changes are imminent. Under the Total Access plan, customers pay a monthly fee of $9.99 to $17.99 that allows them to rent movies online or at a store. Antioco said Dallas-based Blockbuster will announce a Web-only service in the next three or four months. Blockbuster is also considering letting customers order movies from its online catalog for a per-DVD charge instead of paying the Total Access monthly fee. The DVDs would be mailed to the customer or to a store for pickup. Antioco said this would let customers sample Blockbuster’s wider online selections and might eventually make some of them Total Access subscribers. Blockbuster plans to replace about 200 stores this year with smaller versions, partly reflecting a shift toward online rentals and also to DVDs, which take up less space than VHS tapes. Analysts predict another loss in the second quarter but a good enough holiday season to create a slight profit for the year. Antioco said the schedule of DVD releases will improve in the third quarter as spring and early-summer box-office hits show up in stores. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DALLAS – Blockbuster Inc. said Wednesday that its first-quarter loss widened because of a soft market for movie rentals and heavy spending on its online rental program, which competes with Netflix Inc. Shares of Blockbuster fell 13 percent. Chairman and Chief Executive John Antioco said the stores face “an extremely tough” sales climate but said Blockbuster’s online service will turn profitable next year. Antioco said prices for online rentals might have to rise and that the chain may allow customers to rent movies over the Web without paying a monthly subscription. Analyst Stacey Widlitz of Pali Research agreed. “This year the goal is to get as many consumers as possible no matter the cost, then try to make it profitable next year,” Widlitz said. “I think it will pay off in the long term, but in the short term, there’s some bottom-line pain.” Separately, Blockbuster sold a specialty games retailer in the United Kingdom for about $150 million, a bargain, according to an analyst for J.P. Morgan Securities. In the first quarter, Blockbuster said its loss was $49.2 million, or 26 cents per share, compared to a loss of $4.7 million, or 3 cents per share, a year earlier. Analysts were expecting a loss of 16 cents per share in the three months ended April 1, according to a survey by Thomson Financial. Revenue rose 5 percent, to $1.47 billion. That beat the Wall Street forecast of $1.37 billion and last year’s first quarter, which had sales of $1.4 billion. last_img read more

Mourinho ready to cut fringe United players

first_img0Shares0000Manchester United’s manager Jose Mourinho allowed fringe players to leave the club to pursue regular first-team football elsewhere © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 16 – Jose Mourinho will allow any unhappy fringe player to leave Manchester United in the January transfer window, which will spark speculation over the futures of the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan.Mourinho adopted the same policy in the last winter transfer window when he agreed to requests from Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay to leave the club to pursue regular first-team football elsewhere. Now Mkhitaryan and teammates including former England full-back Luke Shaw and Matteo Darmian, who have been out of the first-team squad for long periods this season, would be allowed to leave should they wish — and should satisfactory offers be made.“I think for the right price,” said Mourinho, when asked if he would listen to offers in such circumstances.“That’s my approach as a manager, in cases where the club advises me. I think every player has a price.“If a player is not happy, if a player brings with him the request with the number that we consider a good number for us — like it happened for us last season with Memphis and Morgan — I would never say no.”The case of Mkhitaryan has been curious after the Armenian midfielder put in a strong second half to last season and appeared a key player in Mourinho’s side.But his form has progressively dipped this season and he has not started for Mourinho since United’s defeat at Chelsea at the start of November, finding it increasingly difficult to land a place even on the bench.– ‘I didn’t celebrate either’ –Mkhitaryan, who arrived at United 18 months ago in a £26 million ($34million) deal from Borussia Dortmund after a stellar Bundesliga career, has seen his name linked with potential moves as a possible makeweight in any deals Mourinho might wish to pull off next month.Shaw has also struggled to convince Mourinho of his long-term worth, although the 22-year-old has recently forced his way back into contention and started the midweek league win over Bournemouth.Meanwhile, Mourinho has responded to questions about why Romelu Lukaku appeared not to celebrate his winning goal in that victory over Bournemouth.The Belgian striker hardly responded after heading United into the lead, with what proved to be the only goal of the game.But in a week in which the behaviour of Manchester City players was in the spotlight after they celebrated wildly at Old Trafford after their derby victory, Mourinho insisted his response was simply an effort to remain on an even keel.“I didn’t celebrate either,” said Mourinho.“I don’t celebrate goals in a very enthusiastic way. If you score a goal in the last minute that gives you the victory then yes you lose your balance and you don’t control your emotion.“After that goal there is a long time to go and anything can happen in football. I’m not acting to the cameras or the fans.”0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Technology event slated for Tuesday

first_imgVALENCIA – As a part of Los Angeles County’s recognition of Technology Week, the Economic Development Division of College of the Canyons will host a Santa Clarita Valley technology event Tuesday in the Vital Express Center on the campus. The free program, which will start at 4 p.m., will open with a panel discussion called “Biotech to Nanotech: Impact and Opportunities,” which will feature specialists in the fields of biotechnology, nanotechnology and other emerging technologies. Three speakers will discuss the broad impacts of these new technologies in the area of nanotech, biotech and hydrogen. The discussion will be moderated by Peter Bellas, director of the Center for Applied Competitive Technologies at the college and will include a question-and-answer period. A reception will follow at 5 p.m., before the 6 p.m. keynote address by Alan Buckelew, president of Valencia-based Princess Cruises. Buckelew will speak on “How the Cruising Industry Uses Technology Now and In the Future.” The county’s Technology Week was developed by its Business Technology Center three years ago to showcase Los Angeles County as a regional technology leader. The college began its affiliation with the county tech center in October 2005 and is hosting next week’s event to bring Santa Clarita into recognition as part of the technology region. Registration for the event will open at 3:30 p.m. in the Vital Express Center the day of the event. Reservations should be made by Thursday by calling (661) 362-3521, or e-mailing sheryn.monheim@canyonsl.edu. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgBloodbikes can save lives.Bloodbike northwest are looking for new volunteers to join them.Th group is looking for riders, co -ordinatiors and group members.If you are interested in joining BBNW, an information and free training day will be held this Sunday. It will be held on Leck Road in Letterkenny at the old Honda garage beside Century Cinemas.Starting at 10am, the day will finish at 2pm approx .This is open to all even if you do not own a motorbike there is still areas where you can help for only a few hours a month.For motorcycle riders you need to have held a full bike licence for at least 2 years. DO YOU WANT TO SAVE LIVES WITH BLOODBIKES NORTHWEST? was last modified: September 14th, 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) Tags:Bloodbikes Northwestdonegalvolunteerslast_img read more


first_imgBRILLIANT Donegal star Karl Lacey is celebrating after picking up another gong – the long-serving defender is the Quinn Insurance Ulster GAA Writers Association monthly merit award winner for July.His incredible performances against Derry in the Ulster final and against Kildare in the All Ireland quarter-final gave him the prize. The 26-year-old has bee a star at centre-half-back of late. And now he is looking forward to August 28th!Said Karl: “Obviously the match against Dublin is creating a huge stir but we are just delighted to be involved.“It’s very encouraging that in the build-up to a big game like this I should be getting the writers’ award.”He admits his point against Kildare was a great moment. “I just had to score as some of my team mates were getting on to me about my lack of scoring,” smiles Lacey.“Others around me were getting scores so the pressure was on me to get in on the act. I’m glad I managed to get that point against Kildare. It was useful in the end.”BRILLIANT LACEY NAMED ULSTER PLAYER OF THE MONTH was last modified: August 10th, 2011 by gregShare 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:donegalkarl laceylast_img read more