Tripped feeder lines responsible for Kingston power outage – GPL

first_imgCitizens around Georgetown were faced with a power outage at 20:56h last evening due to “a line trip along two Kingston feeders (F3 and F4),” according to the Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL) in a press release on Tuesday.It was explained that the power outage affected residents of Kingston, Cummingsburg, Alberttown, Lacytown and Werk-en-Rust.GPL relayed that upon conducting a comprehensive investigation, it was revealed that the feeders contained five burnt switches that are suspected to have occurred as a result of a lightning strike.Despite the damage, the feeders were removed and temporary efforts to reinstitute power to the affected areas began at approximately 22:16h in Kingston. The last location regained electricity at 22:57h.Corrective works commenced around noon on Tuesday and were completed successfully by 13:00h, during which time, GPL noted that, an interruption in the supply of electricity to sections of Lacytown and Werk-en-Rust was unavoidable.GPL said that it sincerely regrets the inconvenience caused.last_img read more

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SHEA Charity benifits from Miss World Guyana contestant donation

first_imgDivya Yabindranauth is a “beauty with a purpose”. She represented Region One (Barima-Waini) in the 2016 Miss World Guyana competition; however, long after the pageant has ended, she continues to bring aid and attention to the people of this region.Divya Yabindranauth is a “beauty with a purpose”4On September 16, 2016, Yabindranauth donated US$3800 to the SHEA Charity. The money was raised as part of her Beauty with a Purpose platform though an online crowd funding campaign, where she asked friends and family to donate. Yabindranauth also sold personal items such as clothes, shoes, accessories, games, etc. Additionally, she hosted a bake sales and fundraising dinner.SHEA’s Treasurer, Kemraj Narine, was present with the cheque at their annual fundraising dinner which was attended by Director of Miss World Guyana, Natasha Martindale. Upon receiving the cheque, the charity announced that part of the funds collected were allocated to the treatment and care of Carlos Domingo, a release from the Charity stated.Carlos Domingo of Whitewater Village, Barima-Waini, broke his arm when he was seven years old. Shortly after the incident, he received treatment for his injury and a metal rod was placed in his arm as part of the treatment; however, just days later, the rod became dislodged, puncturing his flesh and skin and caused an infection and severe pain. Because of the isolated location in which Carlos lives and limited financial resources, his family was unable to provide further care. So, he was left untreated for three years.Upon hearing of his plight, Yabindranauth visited Carlos and immediately alerted the charity about his condition. And, within a matter of days, arrangements were made for Carlos to be transported to Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was treated to repair the damages to his arm. The charity covered all expenses.During her week-long visit to the region, Divya also met with families in crisis and she reported that some of the stories brought her to tears; she vowed to continue to work independently, as well as with the charity to continue to serve the people of Region One.Yabindranauth is a natural humanitarian and she is highly regarded by the SHEA Charity for her dedicated hard work. The charity also mentioned that Yabindranauth’s parents are vital members of the charity through volunteerisms.last_img read more

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Teen slapped with robbery, 2 other charges

first_imgAn 18-year-old was on Tuesday slapped with three charges and appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Shamar Sears appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse and pleaded not guilty to the first charge which stated that on September 27, 2019’ at Robb Street, Georgetown, while being in company of others, he robbed Alfredo Rodrigues of a phone valued $30,000.He was further accused of unlawfully and maliciously damaging one shirt valued $3000, property of Trevor Clement while the third charge stated that he also resisted arrest from Police Constable Clement.According to information, on the day in question, Rodrigues was walking along Robb Street, when Sears and others approached him and robbed him of his phone.Rodrigues reported the matter and a city Police Officer, who was on Cornhill Street, Stabroek, Georgetown, saw one of the suspects, Sears, and approached him.The court was told that the officer attempted to arrest the defendant; however, the two men got into a scuffle and Sears held on to the City Police Officer’s shirt, damaging it in the process.Hence, Sears was arrested and taken into custody where he was positively identified by the victim as the person who robbed him and charges were instituted.The Magistrate, after listening to the facts, released Thomas on $75,000 bail and instructed him to report to the City Constabulary every Monday and Friday until the determination of the trial.Sears is slated to make his next court appearance on December 17, 2019.Alast_img read more

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Kwale shock holders Wiyeta in School Games

first_imgThe final round of matches on Thursday will serve up for some excitement with Wiyeta taking on Arch Bishop Njenga in a must win tie while Kwale will take on the group’s punching bags Matuu.Whoever wins by a bigger margin between Kwale and Wiyeta will qualify for the last four.“We had some mistakes in defense and that is what cost us because that goal we conceded was easily avoidable. We will work on the mistakes we saw today for the game tomorrow and I am optimistic we can qualify. It is not easy though,” Edgar Manyara, the Wiyeta Girls head coach said.His opposite number Mukasa Amboko was elated with the result and he looks forward to thump Matuu in their final game and qualify for the last four at the expense of the defending champions.“We studied how they played yesterday and we knew if we shut down their best players, we will have chance at qualifying. Last year in the nationals we finished number eight but this time, I am sure we will get something,” Amboko said.Kwale showed they are no pushovers from the onset and had a few chances to score with Lucy Kwekwe attempting an effort with a volley from the edge of the box but it went over.On the opposite end, Wiyeta skipper Jentrix Shikangwa who turns out for Harambee Starlets Under 20 was at the heart of attacks for the defending champions and had three chances back to back to break the deadlock.First, her 24th minute curling effort forced a great save from the Kwale keeper while three minutes later, her shot from the edge of the box greased the upright after dribbling to find some shooting space. A minute later, she had an effort on the turn which went inches wide.Wiyeta were made to pay for the missed chances in the 36th minute when captain Koko made the most of a defensive miss to race to the ball and lob past the advancing keeper.Shikangwa almost drew her side level four minutes to half time but her volley off a corner went inches wide.Action between Wiyeta Girls and Kwale during their National Secondary School Games in Eldoret on July 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn the second half, Wiyeta pushed Kwale to their own half in search of an equalizer and possible winner, but the stumbling wall to their efforts was Kombo Mwajuma who pulled save after save especially in the final 10 minutes of the game.Diana Musili broke away for Wiyeta to face Mwajuma one on one but the keeper made a brilliant stop to turn the ball behind for a corner. Minutes later, the keeper did well to tap the ball behind for a corner from Rodah Nafula’s long range effort.At the stroke of full time she was well placed again to deny another of Musili’s attempts.Meanwhile, their Under-16 team has progressed to the semi-finals of the Copa Cocacola tournament after beating Sega Girls 2-0 in their second group match. They move to six points having beaten holders Olympic from Nairobi 5-0 on Tuesday.Against Sega who also won their opening game, Wiyeta completed the job in the first half with Jacinta Karemana scoring her third goal in two matches for the opener in the 16th minute before Sarah Wanjala completed the job 10 minutes later.At the same time, holders Olympic resuscitated their semi-final hopes with a 4-1 win over Central’s Alliance.Maureen Awino grabbed a brace for Olympic before Bilha Nelima and Rose Mukuto scored one each to complete the rout.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Action between Wiyeta Girls and Kwale during their National Secondary School Games in Eldoret on July 25, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluELDORET, Kenya, Jul 25- Captain Koko Elizabeth’s first half goal was all Kwale Girls needed to shock defending champions Wiyeta 1-0 on Wednesday morning to revive their hopes of making it into the semi-finals of the Kenya National Secondary School Games in Eldoret.The victory saw Kwale move to three points having lost their opening game 3-1 to Arch Bishop Njenga who have qualified for the semi-finals after winning their second game with a 7-0 spanking of Matuu Girls who have exited the competition.last_img read more

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Hazard ‘happy’ to finish career at Chelsea if Madrid move doesn’t happen

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea’s Eden Hazard is happy to see out his career at Stamford Bridge should a dream move to Real Madrid not materialise © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 19 – Eden Hazard insists he will be happy to end his career at Chelsea should his dream move to Real Madrid not materialise.Hazard has been instrumental in Chelsea’s unbeaten start under Maurizio Sarri, scoring eight goals in all competitions, as the Blues sit joint top of the Premier League alongside Manchester City and Liverpool. However, with his current contract expiring in 2020, the Belgian has repeatedly stated his desire to one day join the European champions.“When I was in Lille I always said I want to go one day in England because it is my dream league, because the English league is very hard, and then one day try to move (to) Spain,” Hazard told Sky Sports ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Manchester United on Saturday.“Now I’m almost 28, seven years with Chelsea, we won almost everything.“So I can finish (my career) with Chelsea. No problem at all. I am very happy with this club, with the team, my family is happy here.“So if I don’t move, if I don’t go to Spain, it is not a problem. I love the fans – I think the fans love me.”Real could do with Hazard’s firepower. In the absence of the departed Cristiano Ronaldo, Madrid have failed to score in four consecutive games for the first time since 1985.However, Hazard has also stated he has no intention of following the example of international team-mate Thibaut Courtois in forcing his way out of Chelsea.Courtois had just a year to run on his contract, lowering his transfer value, when he refused to return to pre-season training with Chelsea before sealing a move to Real in August.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Reports – De Rossi a major doubt for Roma’s Champions League clash against Man City

first_img1 Daniele De Rossi Daniele De Rossi is a major doubt for Roma’s Champions League clash with Manchester City, according to reports in Italy.The midfielder had to be substituted at the weekend during Roma’s 2-0 victory over Cagliari after complaining about a calf problem.De Rossi will definitely miss Roma’s trip to Parma on Wednesday, but there are fears the injury could be worse.According to Italian newspaper Il Messaggero, club doctors suspect that the injury maybe a calf strain – ruling De Rossi out for two weeks.That would see the 31-year-old miss Saturday’s match against Serie A champions Juventus and next week’s trip to the Etihad to face Manchester City.De Rossi is scheduled to have scans on Monday in order to fully diagnose the extent of the problem.last_img read more

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Former Liverpool boss Benitez set to decide future in ‘four or five days’

first_img Rafael Benitez Rafael Benitez seems unlikely to make a return to the Premier League next season after his agent revealed the Spanish coach is close to signing a new contract with Napoli.Benitez has been strongly linked with the managerial posts at Manchester City, Newcastle and West Ham, while a section of Liverpool fans are keen to see him return to Anfield.The former Liverpool boss was expected to leave Napoli when his contract ran out at the end of the season.But reports in Italy now suggest that Benitez could pledge his long-term future to the Serie A club.Napoli have reached the semi-finals of the Europa League and could still win a place in the Champions League next season.And despite the speculation linking him with a move back to England, Benitez’s agent Manuel Garcia Quilon says a new deal could be agreed in the next week.Quilon, speaking to Mediaset, said: “Am I optimistic? I’m an optimist by nature. It will take four or five days.“When there are two people in the negotiation you can’t say with any certainty that a deal will be struck. The negotiations are ongoing.” 1last_img read more

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HOME DRAWS FOR DONEGAL TEAMS IN ULSTER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_imgALL three clubs from Donegal who win their county championships will have home draws in Ulster, after the draw was made yesterday.The winners of this year’s RnaG Senior title will have a quarter final home draw against the team which wins in Tyrone.In the Ulster Intermediate championship the county-winning side will face Armagh opposition, whilst the junior champs will be home to the winners in Cavan. Ulster club senior football championshipPreliminary Round: 18th OctoberDerry v FermanaghQuarter Finals: 1st November Armagh v AntrimCavan v DownDonegal v TyroneMonaghan v Derry/FermanaghSemi Finals: 15th November Armagh / Antrim v Cavan / DownDonegal / Tyrone v Monaghan v Derry/FermanaghUlster club intermediate football championshipFirst Round:18th October Down v DerryQuarter Finals: 1st NovemberAntrim v FermanaghDonegal v ArmaghCavan v MonaghanTyrone v Down/DerryUlster club junior football championshipFirst Round: 18th OctoberArmagh v FermanaghQuarter Finals: 1st November:Donegal v CavanDown v AntrimTyrone v DerryMonaghan v Armagh/FermanaghHOME DRAWS FOR DONEGAL TEAMS IN ULSTER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: August 28th, 2015 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:donegalGAAUlster Club Championshiplast_img read more

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Mailbag: are the Sharks better off without Erik Karlsson?

first_imgSAN JOSE — With just one month left on the schedule, the Sharks are closing the gap with the Calgary Flames for first place in the Pacific Division, setting the stage for an intriguing race over the last 16 games of the season.The Sharks pulled to within three points of the Flames on Sunday, earning a pair of wins without Erik Karlsson and Evander Kane. Though Kane is expected to rejoin the lineup soon, the uncertainty surrounding Karlsson’s latest setback is stirring anxiety in the fan base.W …last_img read more

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The Andersons names Patrick E. Bowe Chief Executive Officer

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest After an extensive search, The Andersons, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Pat Bowe, formerly Corporate Vice President of Cargill, Inc., to succeed Mike Anderson as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective Nov. 2, 2015. Anderson will remain as the Company’s Chairman of the Board. Bowe will also be appointed to The Andersons Board of Directors.Mr. Bowe said, “I am excited to have the opportunity to lead such an outstanding organization.  I have long admired The Andersons and I look forward to capitalizing on the unique opportunities that lie ahead for the Company.”Bowe has more than 35 years of experience in the agricultural sector. In his most recent role as Corporate Vice President for Cargill’s Food Ingredient and Systems Platform he was responsible for strategy, capital allocation decisions, customer relationship management, as well as leading key sourcing and business excellence initiatives.  During his time at Cargill, Bowe held a variety of leadership positions at the company, both domestically and abroad, including oversight of the company’s Corn Wet Milling operation.  He has extensive experience in leading large organizations with particular expertise in commodity and futures trading, acquisitions and joint ventures, process improvement, strategic sourcing, capital management, and establishing and maintaining strong customer relationships.“We are pleased to name someone of Pat’s caliber as our next CEO of The Andersons,” said Mike Anderson. “Pat is an accomplished executive with a proven track record of delivering results and he brings extensive global experience in the agricultural sector as well as broad expertise in strategy design, team development, and establishing customer partnerships. We are confident Pat is the ideal leader to carry on the proud tradition of the Company my grandfather founded. He joins a dedicated and talented Andersons leadership team that is well positioned to build on our strong foundation and take the Company into the future.”last_img read more

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