Drivers of vehicles with coloured lights will be charged – Police

first_imgThe Guyana Police Force has issued a stern warning to drivers and owners of vehicles with blue or green lights.“This practice is illegal and should cease forthwith,” the Force reminded in a statement. Police headquarters said it has observed that vehicle operators are affixing these coloured lights to the front of their vehicles.“The Guyana Police Force Traffic Department wishes to advise owners and drivers who are guilty of this illegal practice to desist from affixing these lights on their vehicles or face the consequences of being prosecuted.”Regulation 34 (1) (a) of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act, Chapter 51:02 states: “Every motor vehicle, the width of which does not exceed seven feet, other than a two-wheeled motorcycle not having a sidecar attached thereto and an invalid carriage, on any road, during the hours of darkness shall carry two lamps, each showing to the front, a white light visible from a reasonable distance”.last_img read more

Buying City Hall

first_imgThe simple truth is that this is dirty money, part and parcel of City Hall’s corruption.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! IT’S a good thing that Los Angeles City Councilwoman Wendy Greuel has raised $226,000 for her re-election campaign. She’ll sure need all that cash to beat, um, what’s-his-name. And Councilmen Greig Smith and Tom LaBonge are wise to have amassed hundreds of thousands in campaign contributions for the tough fight in the March 6 election. Just because no one is running against them doesn’t mean they couldn’t lose to a last-minute write-in candidate. It could happen. In theory. Although all seven of the Los Angeles City Council members running for re-election are unopposed – or virtually unopposed – the campaign donations are flowing in like champagne. Council members say they need this money, you know, to help get the word out to constituents about what great things they’ve done for the district. Oh, c’mon. Just how stupid do they think we are? The reason politicians raise cash when they don’t need it is for the same reason people climb Mount Everest. Because it’s there, and because they can. The business interests, the lobbyists, the power brokers, the unions, the developers, the advocates aren’t interested in helping LaBonge (who, by the way, does a pretty good job of constituent communication already via his newsletters and ubiquitous presence in every corner of the district) get the good word out. It’s just an investment. They’re sowing some good will for the future, when they might need a little City Hall love. We know it. They know it. And all politicians know it. So why the farce? Probably because the truth – that money is the lifeblood of politics – is pretty ugly. We’re not naive enough to think any sane politician is ever going to refuse campaign contributions. But it would be refreshing, for once, to hear someone admit it. last_img read more

Plan to bring more doctors to Fort St. John comes closer to completion

first_imgAnother meeting took place today to advance a plan which involves bring more doctors to the city.Health Minister Terry Lake was here on Thursday to meet with the Division of Family Practise, Northern Health, and Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm.Lake calls it a ‘plan to strengthen primary care’ in Fort St. John and ‘innovative way of organizing physicians and integrated health care teams.’- Advertisement -The plan also involves using the existing money from primary care in a different way, and Lake insisted it will not come as an extra cost.The hope is that this plan will bring more physicians to the area and encourage them to settle down.Lake said Mayor Ackerman and the city council have also been actively involved in the plan for 6-8 months.Advertisement A meeting will take place in October in hopes to start the finalization of the plan, and get it rolling soon after.last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Friday, October 3

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Friday’s newspapers…Liverpool face a huge battle to persuade 19-year-old midfielder Raheem Sterling to sign an extension to his contract at Anfield. (Daily Mail) Arsenal’s German forward Lukas Podolski, 29, says “change must occur” if he can’t get more regular football at the Emirates. (London Evening Standard) Manchester United have agreed personal terms for a permanent transfer for 28-year-old striker Radamel Falcao, who is currently on loan from Monaco. (Daily Mail) Manager Louis van Gaal is hoping Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao can persuade ex-Real Madrid team-mate Fabio Coentrao, 26, to join Manchester United in January. (Daily Express) Barcelona full-back Dani Alves, 31, is looking to move to the Premier League next summer, with both Manchester United and Liverpool interested in the Brazil international. (Daily Star) West Brom are prepared to sell striker Saido Berahino, 21, if a top club comes in for him, admits boss Alan Irvine. (Daily Mirror) Liverpool will sign MK Dons midfielder Dele Alli, 18, in January but the youngster will return to the League One side for the remainder of the season. (Daily Express) Manchester United are considering a move to bring Barcelona’s former Red Devils defender Gerard Pique, 27, back to Old Trafford in January. (Daily Star) And here are the latest transfer tales…Exclusive – ‘Lumbering’ Balotelli is the opposite of Suarez, says former Liverpool bossReports – Barcelona defender set for Premier League switch?Boost for Man United! Strootman to prove fitness ahead of January move?Exclusive – Ramsey tips Welbeck to be an Arsenal legendBlow for Man United! Bundesliga star insists he’s going nowhereWest Brom set to send loan star back?Exclusive – Wenger will help Welbeck emulate Henry, claims ex-Arsenal strikerPodolski prepared to leave Arsenal for first team footballExclusive – Murphy rules himself out of running for Fulham top joblast_img read more

Man United fans confused as Bailly is left out of squad to face Spurs

first_img Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more One mistake and Bailly is out of the squad? Seems very harsh. Can Jose really trust Jones or Smalling any more?— Timus (@Timus_) August 27, 2018 Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Eric Bailly has been omitted from the Manchester United squad to face Tottenham and fans are not happy.The centre-back was disastrously poor in the Red Devils’ 3-2 defeat to Brighton and Jose Mourinho appears to have punished him for his mistakes. Mou is really destructive, not picking Bailly or even having him on the bench after one bad game is a bad move— KariukiThe1st (@Karriss) August 27, 2018 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Next time you wonder why Lindelof and Bailly are bad remember tonight.He just destroyed their confidence #MUFC— Sebastien Rault (@SebastienRault1) August 27, 2018 highlights silverware possible standings Jose clearly hasn’t a clue. If you start the season with Bailly & Lindelof (Jose signings) why go back to jones & smalling after 2 games. How many chances will they get! Playing at home and he has also started 3 defensive midfielders and no wingers! #JoseOut— CJ (@CJ_MUFC_99) August 27, 2018 Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Dropping Bailly is a bit harsh, he’s still the best centre half at United by a mile— Cameron Sanders (@CameronS611) August 27, 2018 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Bailly was poor against Brighton gameday Pereira, Bailly and Martial binned completely. That’s a confidence builder.— Enda Higgins (@endahiggins88) August 27, 2018 smart causal MONEY Mourinho has made six changes from that game, with Phil Jones and Chris Smalling preferred in defence.Anthony Martial and Andreas Pereira have also been dropped from the squad, while Antonio Valencia, Nemanja Matic and Ander Herrera return.Here is how United fans on Twitter reacted to the team news: Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade ALTERED Bailly didn’t perform in one game. Gets dropped from the squad. Smalling hasn’t performed in his career. Will be getting a testimonial soon.— Shibani (@shibani_mufc) August 27, 2018 1 impact Manchester United’s bench once again looks perilously weak. Bailly and Andreas Pereira left out completely. Little surprising, despite Bailly’s display at Brighton.— Chris Winterburn (@cmwinterburn) August 27, 2018 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decadelast_img read more


first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Operations will be cancelled and clinics will be postponed at Letterkenny General Hospital because of a massive overspend, can reveal.In fact the hospital has been overspending by up to €1million every month – and now Health Minister James Reilly has ordered the hospital management to make cuts to stop the extra spending AND pay off the deficit.Letterkenny General overspent by €3.6M in the period from January to April this year. Over a year – on those levels – the spend could reach almost €11M. The hospital receives €94 million in Government funding for 2011.We have learned that the edict from Minister Reilly is to stop all over-spending immediately.But he also wants all overspending to be paid off, meaning massive cuts in the second half of this year at Letterkenny General.Our revelations come just 24 hours after hospital campaigner Betty Holmes received assurances from local TDs and Senators that they would ‘stand up’ for the hospital. A senior HSE source told “I read your story (on and whilst I support what Betty is doing, the reality is that we are facing major problems at Letterkenny hospital between now and the end of this year.“The allocation isn’t enough; that’s why there has been an overspend.“The figures for the first four months on a €3.6M overspend is now substantially more, which means that €5M will have to be clawed back from the second half of the year. That’s a tough ask.”The source said the reality of the overspend was that patients will have to wait longer for operations and to see consultants.The source also said the mood in Government circles was ‘very tough’ on any overspend. We understand management is reviewing how every cent is spent at the hospital in a bid to make savings which won’t have an impact on patients.Earlier this week Health Minister Dr Reilly made it clear where he stood on overspending.“There is no cavalry coming over the hill with more money. Hospitals have signed up to a budget and service agreement and it is not for me to tell them how to do it,” he said, ruling out a bailout for hospitals.EXCLUSIVE: MASSIVE CUTS AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL AFTER €1MILLION A MONTH OVERSPEND was last modified: June 28th, 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:Letterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more


first_imgThe brilliant skills of the weavers of Ardara and Kilcar are to be featured in a new RTE television series.Throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s, David Shaw Smith and his wife Sally captured the intricacy and brilliance of Irish craft in the landmark RTE series, HANDS.Now aged 70, and still filming, Shaw Smith, effectively the ‘godfather’ of Irish craft, revisits six of the businesses and artisans he filmed in the original series to see how they’ve weathered the last 30 years, focusing on this new generation of craft workers. IN GOOD HANDS is a six part contemporary documentary series exploring the life and work of traditional Irish craft-workers and how they’ve adapted to the demands of the modern world: from elite saddler-makers, iron workers and cobblers, to bespoke tailors, potters and artisan weavers.Some, like the Powers, a family of metalworkers from New Ross, are object lessons in entrepreneurial spirit, adapting in the face of competition and cheap imports from abroad. Others, like the Tuttys of Naas are third generation cobblers who have used technical ingenuity to re-invent themselves in the 21st century. And a lucky few, like Nicholas Moss Pottery and Berneys saddle-makers, have prevailed because they are simply the best in the world at what they do.The world of Irish craft has changed a lot in 30 years but, despite the series’ important emphasis on continuity, IN GOOD HANDS is rooted firmly in the present, showing the craft industry as a reflection of Ireland’s changing social and cultural spectrum.IN GOOD HANDS is entertaining, inspirational, feel-good television for viewers of all ages – bringing new relevance to the hugely popular Hands series. PROGRAMME 1 – THE WEAVERS OF DONEGAL (1978) – RTE 1 May 31st at 8pmDavid visits Ardara in Donegal to see how the once-thriving business of handmade tweed has weathered the onslaught of power looms and international competition.The centuries old production of hand-made Irish tweed has its traditional heartland in the rural communities of Donegal, especially the small town of Ardara in the south west.In 1978, when David came here to film the MacNeilis brothers, Conail, Jimmy and John, more than one hundred traditional hand weavers were still plying their trade, making quality jackets, coats, quilts and scarves for leading designers around the world.The MacNeilis brothers, master weavers and prodigious workhorses, produced exquisite designs for Magees of Donegal from their humble workshop. David meets the last surviving brother Conail, a font of stories and lore from the old days, but now sadly deceased since this series was filmed. David also visits Studio Donegal in nearby Kilcar, struggling to compete against the mass production giants and power looms of the tweed industry with just two remaining traditional handweavers – both employed on a part-time basis. Here David meets freelance master weavers John Hena and Eddie Doherty – John working freelance, and Eddie, weaving his own designs at his shop, exporting beautiful hand woven fabrics around the world.DONEGAL WEAVERS ARE ‘IN GOOD HANDS’ WITH NEW RTE SERIES! was last modified: May 16th, 2013 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:ArdaraIn Good Handskilcarweaverslast_img read more


first_imgThey have faces to melt the meanest heart.But that didnt stop someone from dumping these two little pups at the side of the road between Cranford and Carrigart.Thankfully someone with a kind heart found them, called Gardai in Milford and thanks to them they were taken in by a vet to be checked. Donegal Pet Rescue now have the adorable pups.“We estimate that are between 7-9 weeks old.. They are in quite good health but were thin and had worms,” said a DPR spokesman.If anyone has any information on who owns these pups please call our helpline on 0862222006 or email  CRUEL! HOW COULD ANYONE DUMP THESE POOR PUPPIES AT THE SIDE OF A ROAD? was last modified: May 22nd, 2014 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:CranfordDonegal Pet RescueDPRdumpedMilfordpuppieslast_img read more

October job growth slows

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) – The job market is struggling to regain its balance after getting knocked over by Hurricane Katrina. Employers, coping with high energy prices and shaken by two other hurricanes, showed caution in hiring in October. Following September’s job loss – the first decline in employment in two years – employers boosted payrolls by just 56,000 last month. The rebound lacked oomph, falling well short of the roughly 100,000 jobs gains many economists were forecasting. “Elevated energy prices, questionable holiday spending and the rising interest rate environment are sending yellow caution flags around many corporate board rooms,” said Richard Yamarone, economist at Argus Research. The unemployment rate, meanwhile, edged down to 5 percent in October as some people opted to leave the civilian labor force for any number of reasons. The jobless rate in September had crept up to 5.1 percent. The latest report on the nation’s employment climate, released by the Labor Department on Friday, showed that the job market is slowly on the mend from the punches thrown by the storms but still isn’t back to full health. “The economy has weathered these storms about as gracefully as could be expected,” said Mark Zandi, chief economist at On Wall Street, stocks eked out small gains. The Dow Jones industrials closed up 8 points. Job losses in September turned out to be just 8,000. That was smaller than the 35,000 decline initially estimated and suggested that damage to the job market from Katrina, the most costly natural disaster in U.S. history, wasn’t as terrible as many had feared. On the other hand, job gains in August weren’t as robust as previously thought. Employers added 148,000 positions in August – 63,000 less than estimated a month ago. A wage barometer that economists monitor for signs of inflation picked up strongly. Workers’ average hourly earnings rose to $16.27 in October, up 0.5 percent from September. Wage gains are good for workers and can fuel spending, an important ingredient to the economy’s good health. But a rapid pickup in wage growth can lead economists to fret about inflation. The 0.5 percent increase was the largest since February 2003, when hourly earnings rose by the same amount. To fend off inflation, Fed policy-makers on Tuesday bumped up a key interest rate to its highest level in more than four years. More rate increases are expected. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, appearing before Congress on Thursday, said fallout from a trio of late-summer and fall hurricanes should be temporary and that the expansion remains firmly planted. Katrina, Rita and Wilma are likely to “exert a drag” on employment and production in the short term and may aggravate inflation pressures, Greenspan said, “but the economic fundamentals remain firm, and the U.S. economy appears to retain important forward momentum.” The Fed chief will retire on Jan. 31 after 18-plus years running the central bank. For October, “job growth in the remainder of the country (outside the hurricane zone) appeared to be below trend,” said Kathleen Utgoff, commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics. “It is possible, of course, that employment growth for the nation could have been held down by indirect effects of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, for example, because of their impact on gas prices,” she said. Among the businesses cutting jobs in October were: retailers, including department stores and auto dealers; hotels and motels, and bars and restaurants. Those losses, however, were blunted by gains in, among other things, construction, helped by hurricane rebuilding and cleanup; manufacturing, largely reflecting the return Boeing workers after a strike; health care; financial activities; and government. The latest jobs picture comes as President Bush is confronted with sagging job ratings. Bush’s job approval is at the lowest level of his presidency. A new AP-Ipsos poll showed Bush’s approval rating dipped to 37 percent, compared with 39 percent just a month ago. The Bush administration said the fact that the employers added jobs in October – after the jolts of the hurricanes – was evidence of the economy’s underlying strength. But Democrats expressed concerns about the pace of job creation. Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29. Rita barreled into the region on Sept. 24. Those storms battered crucial oil and gas facilities, choked off commerce and destroyed businesses. Wilma, which hit on Oct. 24, caused widespread power outages and property damage across Florida. While Katrina had a visible impact on employment, Rita’s bite was minimal, the Labor Department said. The figures released on Friday don’t capture the impact of Wilma because the employment information was collected before the hurricane hit. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want 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_imgA young Pettigo man is believed to be one of two men killed in Northern Ireland today.The men, aged 18 and 22, were involved in a single vehicle crash near Kesh on the Pettigo Road.The PSNI are appealing for any witnesses to the crash, which happened just after 4pm this afternoon, to contact them. The 18 year old man is believed to be from Pettigo and attended school in Ballyshannon.The other man killed in the crash is believed to be from Castelderg.The names of the men have not yet been released until all relatives have been informed of the tragedy.  YOUNG DONEGAL MAN AMONG TWO DEAD IN CAR CRASH was last modified: November 11th, 2013 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