Maintenance worker charged for stealing phone

January 12, 2020

first_imgA maintenance worker was on Wednesday slapped with a simple larceny charge after it was alleged that he stole a cellular phone.Junior Sears, 22, of Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara (EBD) denied that he committed the act when he stood before Senior Magistrate Fabayo Azore.It is alleged that he stole the Samsung J 7 cell phone valued $89,999, property of Latoya Gomes. Sears was bailed in the sum of $50,000, and will reappear in court on August 15.Meanwhile, a Laing Avenue, Georgetown fisherman was also before Magistrate Azore, charged for committing robbery-under-arms.Colin Moore denied robbing Sheldon Smith of $20,000 while being armed with a weapon on July 24, 2018.The robbery reportedly occurred while Smith was walking along Croal Street, Georgetown and was approached by Moore and others. However, as the case file was incomplete, the defendant was placed on $25,000 bail. His case will continue on August 15.last_img read more

Oil production and green state development possible – US professor

January 12, 2020

first_img– urges Guyana to take advantage of uniquenessAs there continues to be doubts of Guyana’s Green State Development Strategy (GSDS) when the country is on the path of becoming an oil producing nation, US Professor Gary Dirks is of the view that the two can very well co-exist.“There is absolutely no reason why you cannot have a green growth agenda pursued aggressively and being an oil producing nation at the same time,” the professor said during a lunchtime-lecture organised by the Guyana Press Association (GPA) and Conservation International-Guyana on Friday at Moray House in Georgetown.Professor Dirks, who is a director of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability – a hub of the Arizona State University – has expertise in both environment sustainability as well as petroleum development. He has served on the boards of the India Council for Sustainable Development, the US-China Centre for Sustainable Development, and the China Business Council for Sustainable Development, and is currently a member of the Science Advisory Board of Conservation International.Additionally, before joining the ASU, Dirks was the President of the British Petroleum (BP) Asia-Pacific and the President of BP China. In China, he grew BP from an operation with fewer than 30 employees and no revenue to more thanProfessor Gary Dirks1300 employees and revenues of about $4 billion in 2008.Speaking to local media operatives, he pointed out that the world would die without the existence of fossil fuel but with the phenomenon of climate change, it also needs green development to survive and Guyana is in a unique position to capitalise on both.“The world needs this oil and frankly, if done right the country of Guyana can benefit from it. Now this means you have to ensure that ExxonMobil does a good job of protecting the environment where they’re in development, you have to make sure that they’re meeting all kinds of the regulations that you’d expect so that their development hae the smallest footprint possible… This is not the first time resources have come to the forefront as an opportunity for the country. What you have, you to be thinking about is the best way to use those resources. What sectors of the economy do you want to see developed and how do you want them to develop so that you can minimise your environmental footprint and at the same time, raising standards of living for your population,” he outlined.According to Professor Dirks, while Norway is one of the best models out there in terms of developing both an oil sector and preserving it environment, Guyana needs to exploit its uniqueness.“You wanna look at the experience of other countries for what you can learn from it but you really need to do is exploit your uniqueness. There is really no place on the planet that I can think of that is going to have the experiences that you do and is going to have the opportunities that you do,” he contends.Moreover with Guyana expected to commence commercial oil production in two years’ time, Professor Dirks went on to say too that as a first time country Guyana seems to be progressing well in terms of preparing for first oil.“I think the country is doing its homework pretty well… You’re laying out the landscape of what needs to be thought about both from the oil and gas standpoint and from the green development standpoint really pretty well… [So] I’ve seen pretty much what I’ve expected to see based on the experience I’ve had in other parts of the world,” he stated.Further, the US Professor encouraged Government to continue to engage the public through the media as to the development of the new sector.“You just need to stay engaged and you need to understand that you’re on a journey and you’re going to be on this journey for a very long time,” he posited.The local economy is expected to explode once oil production commences in 2020. Based on reports, US oil giant ExxonMobil has found in excess of four billion barrels of oil-equivalent in the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana with its ninth find last month.Meanwhile earlier this week, Eco Atlantic, one of several companies drilling for oil offshore Guyana, has announced a gross figure of approximately 2.9 billion barrels of oil and gas equivalents in its Orinduik block, verified by the first ever independent assessment done on the field.last_img read more

Curbside Recycling Expands in Fort St. John

January 12, 2020

first_imgFort St. John’s curbside recycling collection service is being expanded to all city residents.The Eco-Depot launched its pilot project last fall and it was extended and expanded going into the New Year. As a result residents who have their garbage collected on Tuesday and Thursday are now eligble to sign-up for the service but it will be extended citywide on July first.Recycling is collected bi-weekly on the same day as garbage collection…and the cost is 15 dollars a month for a three month subscription…or 12 dollars a month for either six month or one year subscriptions.- Advertisement -There is no bag limit for the service and new participants will receive a curbside recycling starter kit, which includes a supply of blue bags and information on accepted materials and sorting.To register for the service you can call the Eco-Depot at 250-785-03-00 or, go online at read more

The San Fernando Valley

January 11, 2020

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! POPULATION: Approximately 1.8 millionETHNIC BREAKDOWN Ethnic breakdown totals can exceed 100 percent due to a recent change allowing people to check more than one ethnic category. (2005 Census Data) Non-Hispanic white: 46.7%; Latino: 39.1%; Asian/Pacific Islander: 9.6%; African-American: 3.9% WEATHER: Avg. annual rainfall: 17.6 inches. Avg. high temperature: 77.9 degrees. Avg. low temperature: 49.4 degrees. LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Type: Charter city of Los Angeles. City Hall: 200 N. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90012; San Fernando Valley Government Center, 14410 Sylvan St., Van Nuys. City’s Web site: ANIMAL SHELTERS: West Valley Center, 20655 Plummer St., Chatsworth, (888) 452-7381 or (818) 756-9325; East Valley Center, 13131 Sherman Way, North Hollywood, (888) 452-7381, Ext. 145. COURTHOUSES: Northwest District, Van Nuys Courthouse West (criminal), 14400 Erwin St. Mall, Van Nuys, CA 91401. Northwest District, Van Nuys Courthouse East (civil and domestic), 6230 Sylmar Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91401. TRANSIT: General information: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, (213) 922-2000. Bus service: (800) 266-6883 (COMMUTE); Greyhound, (800) 231-2222; Senior/disabled services: MTA, (213) 680-0054; City Ride, (818) 808-7433; (RIDE) Rail service: Metrolink, (800) 371-5465; Amtrak, (800) 872-7245. Airports: Bob Hope Airport, (818) 840-8840; Los Angeles International Airport, (310) 646-5252. (For more airports, see Page 66) UTILITIES: Water and power: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, (800) 342-5397. Gas: Southern California Gas Co., (800) 427-2200. Telephone: ATT, (800) 310-2355; Verizon, (800) 483-4400. Cable TV: Time Warner Cable (West Valley), (818) 700-6500; Adelphia (East Valley), (888) 683-1000. TRASH: Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, (800) 773-2489. RECYCLING: Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, (800) 773-2489. EMERGENCY SERVICES: Police: Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau, 11121 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills, CA 91345, (818) 838-9470; Emergency: 911. Fire: Los Angeles Fire Department, (213) 485-5971 or Ambulance service: LAFD, (213) 485-5971; (private) American Medical Response, (818) 808-2100. LICENSES: Animal licenses: (888) 452-7381 or Business licenses: City of Los Angeles, Office of Finance, Tax and Permits, (213) 473-5901. Driver’s licenses: California Department of Motor Vehicles, OTHER SERVICES AND INFORMATION: Libraries: (for Valley library listings). Historical information: California State University, Northridge, Web site: Mail services: U.S. Postal Service, Voter registration: 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk, CA 90650; (800) 481-VOTE or Social Security offices: Birth, death and marriage records: County Clerk/Registrar-Recorder, (800) 201-8999. last_img read more

‘Sell him and we’ll get relegated!’- Arsenal fans react to shock transfer rumours

January 3, 2020

first_img Laurent Koscielny 1 After being handed the good news Petr Cech is set to sign for the club, it wasn’t long before Arsenal fans received some bad news.Reports in France claim Real Madrid want Laurent Koscielny to join this summer as they look to pair him with compatriot Raphael Varane.The Frenchman, after some initial struggles, has becoming instrumental in the Gunners’ side, which has won two successive FA Cups.Spanish giants Real are said to be readying a £21million offer for Koscielny but the rumours were met by a mix of exasperation and laughter from Gooners on Twitter.You can see how they reacted below…last_img read more


December 27, 2019

first_imgFINN HARPS have drawn Wexford Youths in the second round of the FAI Cup.Holders Derry City will begin their defence of the trophy against non-league Blarney United.There will be two all-Premier Division encounters, with St Patrick’s Athletic welcoming UCD to Richmond Park and Drogheda United travelling to Dalymount Park to face Bohemians. Shamrock Rovers, the most successful club in the competition’s history with 24 title, face a trip to Salthill Devon.The fixtures will take place on the weekend ending Sunday 2 June.FAI Ford Cup second round draw:Tolka Rovers v College Corinthians St Patrick’s Athletic v UCDBray Wanderers v Mervue UnitedBohemians v Drogheda UnitedBluebell United v Athlone TownGlenville v Limerick Finn Harps v Wexford YouthsWaterford United v Sligo RoversSalthill Devon v Shamrock RoversSt Patrick’s CY v Cobh Ramblers Shelbourne v BandonCork City v Kilbarrack UnitedBlarney United v Derry CityLongford Town v Pike RoversPhoenix v DundalkAvondale United v Sheriff YCHARPS DRAWN AT HOME TO WEXFORD YOUTHS IN FAI CUP was last modified: April 30th, 2013 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:HARPS DRAWN AT HOME TO WEXFORD YOUTHS IN FAI CUPlast_img read more


December 27, 2019

first_imgCloughaneely GAA News:Bronnadh Bhord an MionùrBhì Bronnadh Bhord an Mionùr againn trathnóna Dé Domhnaigh. Ba mhaith linn ar mbuíchos a cuir in iúil do Leo McLoone, an imreoir condae as na duaiseanna a bronnadh do an peileadòirì uilig. Buìochas do Denis Doohan a bhì ina fhear an tì don òcaid. There was a large turnout for the Minor board presentation on Sunday evening. Many thanks to Senior county star Leo McLoone, who was the special guest for the evening and to Denis Doohan for hosting the evening. Congratulations to all teams presented!Gym MembershipGym Membership is now open for 2015, for further information call to the Gym or check out the Club Face book PageLadies Board The Ladies Board are holding their AGM at 8pm on Saturday the 17th of January in the Clubhouse.Underage IndoorThere will be no indoor training for under 6, 8’s, 10’s & 12’s this week due to exams taking place in the gym.Congratulations to the Donegal Team who beat Queens University Belfast, 2-16 to 1-08, in round 2 of the Dr McKenna cup on Sunday.Note: Any items for inclusion in the weekly Club Notes must be with the PRO by 5:00 pm on Monday evenings at the very latest. Please contact Anna Marie Coyle on 086-1567503 GAA NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY LADIES BOARD AGM TAKES PLACE THIS SATURDAY was last modified: January 13th, 2015 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)Tags:CloughaneelyGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

Richard Keys widely mocked for Roy Keane comments

December 26, 2019

first_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 4 Latest Football News RANKED 4 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade huge blow TV presenter Richard Keys has been mocked for questioning whether former Manchester United star Roy Keane was a “great player”.The former Sky Sports presenter suggested Keane’s ability on the ball meant he was not necessarily up there with the likes of Glenn Hoddle or ex-United team-mate Paul Scholes. MONEY REVEALED “I used to think he was bang average in training. I didn’t quite get it.”How Roy Keane convinced @MCATEER4 that he was world-class.— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) September 29, 2018 Gray echoed McAteer’s views but Keys didn’t back down from his original point.And many took to Twitter to disagree with Keys including former United defender Rio Ferdinand who posted “Riiiiiiiiiiiichard” along with emojis reflecting his embarrassment of the subject. Ferdinand played alongside Keane at Old Trafford for over three years There were even some rival fans who mocked keys with one Twitter user saying: “I’m a Man City fan and even I’ll admit Roy Keane was a great player. I can’t wait until he [Keane] sees this video.”Another user added: “He [Keys] misses the point. Roy Keane’s game was all about winning the ball, tackling, motivating his team-mates and never saying die.“He was probably one of the finest players ever in that role and world class at it.”Below you can see the full debate on whether Keane was a great player or not. Keys was debating this alongside beIN Sports pundit Andy Gray and studio guest Jason McAteer.It all started when Gray said Keane has struggled to adapt to his current role as the Republic of Ireland assistant manager as the players he’s coaching are unable to hit the same standards he did when he was a player.McAteer offered Keys a way out when he said he initially didn’t see why Keane was receiving a great deal of praise but changed his mind after playing in centre midfield alongside him for Ireland. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won BEST OF 4 ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 4 Gray and McAteer seemed to be rather taken aback by Keys’ comments at first Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED Keane and McAteer have had some run-ins in the past silverware Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injurylast_img read more

‘Parkers’ star Mo’Nique has twins

December 25, 2019

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Mo’Nique – full name Mo’Nique Imes-Jackson – gained popularity as single mother Nikki Parker on the sitcom “The Parkers.” The 36-year-old actress appears in the film “Domino,” which opens Friday. Mo’Nique is seeing double – and their names are Jonathan and David. The “Parkers” star has given birth to twin boys, her sister Millicent Imes said Friday. “She’s doing well,” Imes said. She said the boys were born last Monday. Their father is Mo’Nique’s fiance, Sidney Hicks. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Weeklast_img read more

Holiday Calendar

December 25, 2019

first_imgAnimal Christmas story time, 10 a.m. today at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Christmas Eve services, with worship led by the Living Proof Choir and Steve Lively, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. today at Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copper Hill Drive, Santa Clarita. Traditional Communion celebration at 11 p.m. Call (661) 296-8737, Ext. 142. Christmas Eve services will feature the children’s musical “Once Upon a Night” at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.; the adult and youth choirs, bells, dance and candlelight at 9 p.m.; and adult choirs, communion and candlelight at 11 p.m. today at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 297-3783. Hanukkah Party Havdalah, 6 p.m. today at Temple Beth Ami, 23023 Hilse Lane, Newhall. Bring a picnic lunch. Call (661) 255-6410. Hanukkah pancake breakfast will include breakfast, beverages and Hanukkah fun, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday at a private home in Stevenson Ranch. Cost: $15 for adults; children under 12 are free. Sponsored by Hadassah’s Kochava Group. Call Robin Bratlavsky at (661) 297-2960 or e-mail Family Christmas service, 11 a.m. Sunday at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 297-3783. Hanukkah story time with songs, 7-8 p.m. Tuesday at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Hanukkah Family Festival will feature children’s crafts, live music, entertainment, hot latkes and a raffle, 6 p.m. Wednesday at Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Sponsored by Chabad of SCV. Call (661) 254-3434. — To submit an event for the Holiday Calendar, contact Sharon Cotal at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 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