Pedestrian killed at Ruby identified as NWD labourer

first_imgThe pedestrian who was killed by two drunken drivers along the Ruby Public Road, East Bank Essequibo was identified as 44-year-old Shurman Daniels of Kamwatta, North West District (NWD). The man’s body was positively identified by his sister.It was reported that the now dead man was walking in the centre of the road when he was struck down by motor cars PRR 459 and PWW 6353. Both drivers were reportedly under the influence of alcohol at the time of the fatal accident.It was reported that motor car PRR 459 was proceeding west along the roadway when it struck down the pedestrian. In addition, another car, PWW 6353, which was also proceeding in the same direction, hit Daniels.Public-spirited residents reportedly picked up the pedestrian and rushed him to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, but he was pronounced dead on arrival. Both drivers were taken into custody and were found to be above the legal limit of alcohol consumption.The Police on Sunday confirmed that the drivers remained in custody and were expected to be charged soon.last_img read more

Tributes pour in for rally legend Manus Kelly

first_imgThe rallying world has been paying tribute to multiple time Donegal International Rally champion Manus Kelly, who died in a tragic rally crash at age 41 on Sunday.Kelly was named as the competitor killed following a crash at the Donegal International Rally.Kelly, 41, is survived by his wife Bernie and their five children. Kelly’s co-driver Donall Barrett was taken to Letterkenny University Hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.Kelly lost his life as a result of a horror crash as he competed in this year’s Donegal International – an event he won in each of the previous three years.The tragedy occurred about midway in the Fanad Head stage at a place called Baile na Brocar a relatively short distance from a hairpin right.The Hyundai i20 R5 Kelly was driving left the road during special stage 15, Fanad Head, the first of six stages planned for Sunday afternoon, the final day of the three-day event. Kelly, a prominent businessman and Donegal County Councillor, was an extremely popular competitor on the Irish rallying scene.Manus lived in Glenswilly close to Gartan, where a stage of the rally was run on Saturday and was regarded as his home stage.Tributes have been flowing in on social media for the late Kelly who was described as ‘gentleman’, ‘top class competitor’ and a ‘huge loss to the community’.Tributes pour in for rally legend Manus Kelly was last modified: June 23rd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Operation Hydrate to drill boreholes

first_img19 February 2016Operation Hydrate has announced that it has allocated R1-million for the drilling of an initial 15 boreholes in drought-stricken areas of South Africa.Working alongside aid relief organisation Al-Imdaad Foundation, the NGO will drill an initial five boreholes in the Zululand district of KwaZulu-Natal. Partnerships with other NGOs are being finalised for the operation to continue in other provinces.The NGO is on a mission to distribute water to dry parts of the country and has distributed more than 7 million litres of water to regions in five provinces since it launched in early January this year. The initiative was started in response to urgent calls for water from affected communities.According to Operation Hydrate’s Yaseen Theba, drilling the boreholes is phase two of the NGO’s drive. “While we [are] continuing to deliver thousands of litres of bottled water for drinking purposes to those affected, we are now moving into phase two, which is boreholes.”Several boreholes are already in use in Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal because of Al Imdaad and the government social initiative, Operation Sukuma Sakhe.Although the boreholes will bring some relief to communities hit by drought, Operation Hydrate will continue to distribute bottled water as it says “more and more taps are running dry and the drought is widening”.“We cannot sit back helplessly and see our people suffering,” says Theba. “We must all join hands and continue and expand our humanitarian efforts.”This weekend, Operation Hydrate will distribute 10 truckloads of water to Modimolle and Tzaneen in Limpopo, Barberton and Nelspruit in Mpumalanga, and Ixopo in KwaZulu-Natal.UbuntuAt a water drive held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg on 29 January, it was reported that Operation Hydrate had collected more than R55-million from private and public sector donors. Meanwhile, in Mogale City, Alma Mater Academy’s 10-year-old learner Annemique Janse van Vuuren got friends and teachers to collect 28 000 litres of water, far surpassing the initial target of 20 000 litres. The water will be donated to Operation Hydrate on Monday, 22 February.The NGO’s project co-ordinator, Yusuf Abramjee, is heartened by donations from South Africans, saying that it is the spirit of ubuntu shining across the country. “Corporates, schools, NGOs, religious organisations and individuals are continuing to donate water and cash. Our hundreds of volunteers are leading the way. They are sacrificing their time and resources to collect water, package it for transport and distribute the loads in affected areas.“We appreciate support from all sectors of society including (the) government. We are working closely with the Department of Water and Sanitation to identify areas in need of water and also where to drill boreholes. Please also donate towards boreholes.”Operation Hydrate chairperson Fayaaz Moosa appealed to the public to continue to donate water and cash. “The support from our schools has been phenomenal. Our teams visit schools every week to collect water. Many schools have taken up the challenge by displaying the water creatively.”What you can do to helpOperation Hydrate has called on all South Africans to help bring relief for those suffering from the drought. Here’s how you can help:Donate cash to buy bottled water and for boreholes. The Johannesburg drop-off point is 11 Western Boulevard Road, City Deep. In Pretoria, water can be delivered to Operation Hydrate at the Zwartkop Raceway along the R55 in Centurion. All collection points for sealed bottles of water will stop on Wednesday, 31 March.Cricket fans can donate five-litre sealed bottles of water outside Bidvest Wanderers on Sunday, 21 February and on 6 March during South Africa’s T20 games with England and Australia respectively.You can donate R30 to Operation Hydrate when you SMS WATER to 42530.You can also transfer funds straight into the NGO’s bank account: Operation Hydrate, Absa, branch code 632005, account number 9314587739. Your name and telephone number can be used as a referenceFollow Operation Hydrate on Twitter @hydratesa, on Facebook or Instagram. Check out its website. For more information, contact Yaseen Theba on 084 222 2222 or Yusuf Abramjee on 082 441 4203.South Africa.info reporterlast_img read more

Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – January 18, 2012

first_imgGeocaching.com is teaming up with Crystal Dynamics™, a Square Enix™ studio to promote the 2012 launch of the new Tomb Raider® video game. Read more about the partnership on the Geocaching.com blog, Latitude 47.Share with your Friends:More February 29 – This Day in Geocaching HistoryIn the 11 years and 9 months since the first geocache was placed, there is single date on which only a small fraction of geocachers have ever logged a cache. We suspect that’s because this particular date has only happened twice in geocaching history; it’s February 29, also known as leap day.Given our penchant for all things that leap (frogs, horses, excited geocachers), we wanted to mark the third leap day in geocaching history — February 29, 2012 — by seeing how many accounts can log a cache that day.Last February 29, way back in 2008, 36,696 distinct accounts logged an “Attended” or “Found it” on a cache. Given the growth of the geocaching community since then, we think we can double that number this year. But 73,392 distinct accounts logging a cache is a lofty goal; it’s the second highest number of accounts to log a cache in a single day. The current record, 78,313, was set on 10/10/10. Considering that 10/10/10 was a Sunday and February 29 will be a Wednesday, it is going to require a huge push to reach our goal.So, talk to your fellow geocachers, your friends, and your co-workers about going geocaching (and logging their find) on February 29. In order to count toward the goal, people only have to log a single cache.Everyone who logs a “Found it” or “Attended” this February 29 will receive the Leap Day Souvenir on their profile. As an added bonus, Premium Members who love to look at their “finds by date” statistics most likely see a blank square on the calendar on February 29. This is your chance to fill in the square —the 366th day of geocaching!Outdoor Adventures with Geocaching.com and Tomb Raider® SharePrint RelatedGeocaching.com Leap Day – Leaps into the Record BooksMarch 2, 2012In “Community”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – February 22, 2012February 14, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Featured Geocacher of the Month Award WinnersAugust 25, 2011In “Community”last_img read more

SPORT-RESULTS-3

first_img3rd Race: The Udhagamandalam Plate 1000 M3rd Race: The Udhagamandalam Plate 1000 MSt.Elmos Fire, Mr.Wayne Beck, Mrs.S.Prema, 55 P.Traver, First.Phoebe Buffay 55 Shahar Babu, Second.Rhapsidion Rose 52 A.Ayaz Khan, Third.Picture Girl 53.5 M.Bhaskar, Fourth. Not Ran Mexican Halo,and Orange Pekoe, Rest All ranWon by:SH 1L, LNKTime : One min 0.96 secsTote : Rs.6 for win and Rs.7 Rs.7 and Rs.38 forplacesWinner trained by: Craig MarshallFavourite: St.Elmos FireSHP: Rs.24Quinella: Rs.13Forecast: Rs.18Tanala: Rs.803 on 24 tickets.MORE PTI COR VS RBSlast_img read more

10 months agoBarcelona furious with PSG Rabiot claims after Rakitic, Busquets attempt

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Barcelona furious with PSG Rabiot claims after Rakitic, Busquets attemptby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona are furious over the complaints from PSG about their pursuit of Adrien Rabiot.Barca released a statement yesterday denying French media claims of an agreement with Rabiot about a contract.The decision to go public was made after PSG chief Antero Henrique had claimed on RMC on December 20 that “Barça already has an agreement with Adrien (Rabiot)”, adding that “it always surprises us that the clubs do not respect the rules”.Barca are furious with Henrique’s complaints, knowing PSG made attempts for Sergio Busquets and Ivan Rakitic last summer.Both approaches were made without PSG seeking permission from Barca to speak with either player. last_img read more

Debate Begins On Child Diversion Bill

first_img Debate on the Child Diversion Bill began in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (January 30).The Bill seeks to enable the implementation of child diversion measures in dealing with children who come into conflict with the law.Minister of Justice, Hon. Delroy Chuck, in opening the debate, noted that among the main objectives of the Bill are: ensuring that every child in conflict with the law is treated in a manner that recognises and upholds human dignity and worth; diverting the child away from engaging in deviant and delinquent behaviours; and instilling in the child respect for the fundamental rights and freedoms of others.The Bill will also see to the establishment of a Child Diversion office; Child Diversion Committees; and a Child Diversion Oversight Committee. It also addresses the structure of the Child Diversion programme, the circumstances under which a child is to be referred, among other things.Child diversion is a process of implementing measures for dealing with children who are alleged, accused or recognised to have infringed the penal law, without resorting to the formal judicial proceedings.“Gone are the days when we ignore a child’s circumstances and focus only on the wrong that he or she did,” Mr. Chuck said.He noted that research indicates that factors contributing to the number of children before the court include lack of adequate parental guidance, mental health issues and poverty, adding that it is therefore crucial that solutions are implemented to address the issues impacting these children and a holistic approach be taken towards addressing the underlying factors.“In most cases, diversion of children provide greater benefit to the offender, the victim, and the society than the formal criminal justice process. The challenges faced by children in conflict with the law in Jamaica has brought into sharp focus the necessity for legislation which recognises and upholds the basic human rights of children who face the prospect of being deprived of their liberty,” Mr. Chuck said.He added that as a party to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Jamaica has a duty to put measures in place to deal with children who are accused of breaking the law, as they have the right to legal help and fair treatment in the justice system.A National Child Diversion Policy was tabled in 2015 after consultation with all major stakeholders in Government, civil society and non-governmental organisations. Through this policy, a formal framework was established for dealing with children in conflict with the law throughout the criminal justice system and sought to ensure that detention of a child offender as punishment for anti-social behaviour was a measure of last resort.One key objective of the policy was to develop the mechanism to not only divert children who come into conflict with the law, but also to empower them to become responsible and productive citizens through the use of methodologies which are consistent with restorative justice practices. Child diversion is a process of implementing measures for dealing with children who are alleged, accused or recognised to have infringed the penal law, without resorting to the formal judicial proceedings. One key objective of the policy was to develop the mechanism to not only divert children who come into conflict with the law, but also to empower them to become responsible and productive citizens through the use of methodologies which are consistent with restorative justice practices. Debate on the Child Diversion Bill began in the House of Representatives on Tuesday (January 30). Story Highlightslast_img read more

Prince Harry Launches Invictus Games

first_imgPrince Harry has made a passionate plea for Britain to come out and support a London-based Paralympic-style championship for injured servicemen and women that he has launched.Prince Harry at the launch of the Invictus GamesCredit/Copyright: www.princehenryofwales.org/Prince Harry was speaking at the Copper Box at the London Olympic Arena yesterday to launch the Invictus Games.

Through The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, he has been instrumental in bringing the idea for the championship from America, where it is called the Warrior Games, to the UK after seeing the event staged in Colorado last year.

The Games also received the backing of the Government with David Cameron describing it as a chance to pay tribute to the sacrifice of the UK’s wounded troops and Chancellor George Osborne announced £1 million from the Libor fund would be used to support the project.
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond and London Mayor Boris Johnson attended the event’s launch.

Prince Harry, a serving Army officer and keen supporter of the Armed Services, was dressed in fatigues and gave a short presentation before he later joined some of the wounded troops in a demonstration of seated volleyball.In an interview The Prince was asked how he would reach beyond Armed Forces families and attract ordinary people to the Invictus Games, Prince Harry replied: “Let the British public be the deciders of that.“The way over the last five or six years the British public has taken to supporting the British forces – the Paralympic Games as well – it’s not about supporting the conflict in Afghanistan, it’s not about supporting war, it’s not about supporting the Forces themselves, but come along show your support, look at the journey these guys have been through.“And also take the opportunity if you haven’t done so already, I’m sure there is a lot out there, come and sit in these iconic Olympic and Paralympic venues where we won a hell of a lot of medals back in 2012.”Prince Harry added: “It’s not about winning or losing, the fact that the guys have got to this stage to be able to take part in these events, they’ve already won in my mind.“The Games itself is an excuse to bring attention to the legacy part. We want to try and get as many of these servicemen and women back into society – giving them jobs and making sure that all the core values that they’ve been taught in services to make them amazing, wonderful, strong, inspirational people that they bring it back into the community for the younger generation, why wouldn’t you do that?”Organisers said more than 300 wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, serving and veteran, from 13 nations would compete in eight adaptive sports in London from 10th -14th September.On the programme will be athletics, archery, wheelchair basketball, road cycling, indoor rowing, wheelchair rugby, swimming, sitting volleyball and a driving challenge.Events will be staged in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with track and field events being held at the Lee Valley athletics centre.Countries taking part range from Afghanistan and Iraq to Germany, Italy and New Zealand.The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will contribute a significant grant to the staging of the Games.A short statement from Mr Cameron was read at the launch by the Defence Secretary: “Coming shortly after we host the Nato summit, the Games will be a wonderful opportunity to recognise the commitment of those who serve in the United Kingdom’s and our allies’ Armed Forces and to pay tribute to the sacrifice of those who are wounded or injured.”Supporting the Armed Services is one of the key areas of focus for The Royal Foundation.Prince Harry has taken part in a number of charity events and initiatives to support wounded and sick servicemen and women, including trekking to the South Pole.Source:PrinceHenryOfWales.orglast_img read more

Scooter Gennett Is Somehow Not The Most Random Player To Hit Four

2012Josh HamiltonRangersCF3151.246135+132.0 CAREER STATS THROUGH SEASON By practically all measures, Whiten, the former St. Louis Cardinal, had the most unimpressive track record of any player at the time of his four-homer game. But Gennett isn’t too far off — he has the second-fewest batting runs above average, the second-lowest isolated power and second-worst wRC+. By contrast, most of the four-HR club’s members were either superstars squarely in their primes (Gehrig, Mays), up-and-comers who already had great rate stats (Mike Schmidt, Rocky Colavito) or at least solid veterans (Carlos Delgado, Chuck Klein).Gennett is the baseball equivalent of Devin Booker scoring 70 points in an NBA game, or Nick Foles tossing seven touchdown passes in the NFL. Part of why we watch sports is that in any given game there’s the chance that a mediocre middle infielder might explode for one of the best offensive performances ever.And in a 2017 season that’s tracking for the most home runs ever, perhaps more of these types of games are to come. 2017Scooter GennettReds2B1759.15099-1.5 1993Mark WhitenCardinalsRF1756.13996-8.9 1961Willie MaysGiantsCF5957.269155+407.9 1976Mike SchmidtPhillies3B2548.248139+113.5 2002Shawn GreenDodgersRF4866.236124+154.3 1986Bob HornerBraves1B3966.229128+123.9 Includes career stats through the end of the season (or, for 2017, through June 6) in which the player hit 4 home runs in a game.Source: FanGraphs 1954Joe AdcockBraves1B2426.166106+18.2 1936Chuck KleinPhilliesOF5333.252147+328.4 2002Mike CameronMarinersCF3497.185105+20.6 1948Pat SeereyWhite SoxOF2087.188108+20.4 Before this week, Ryan “Scooter” Gennett was best known for being the first MLB player nicknamed after a “Muppet Babies” character. But that all changed Tuesday night, when the Cincinnati second baseman became just the 17th player in MLB history (and the 15th of the modern era) to crush four home runs in a game. If you were to draw up a list of players most likely to hit four homers last night, Gennett would have been near the bottom — probably somewhere between Cameron Rupp and Cory Spangenberg.Before his huge game, Gennett’s career was pretty nondescript. The second baseman had 38 career home runs to his name, and his lifetime weighted runs created plus (wRC+ estimates how many runs a player generates per plate appearance compared with the league average) is still just 99, slightly below league average.1wRC+ is scaled so that 100 is average each season. There was little to suggest he was about to become the first player in MLB history to record 5 hits, 4 HR and 10 RBI in a game, according to ESPN Stats & Information Group.Remarkably, Scooter is not the first lightweight to slug four homers in a game. Although the four-homer club contains such all-time greats as Willie Mays and Lou Gehrig, it also includes the likes of Mark Whiten and Pat Seerey. So where does Scooter rank among the club’s most unexpected members? Here are some pertinent career stats for each player through the end of the season that contained their big game: Scooter joins (mostly) elite company 1959Rocky ColavitoIndiansRF2175.262143+111.1 2003Carlos DelgadoBlue Jays1B5467.275140+283.7 1950Gil HodgesDodgers1B1944.172106+15.7 1932Lou GehrigYankees1B5470.297176+568.4 YEARPLAYERTEAMPOSPAISOWRC+BATTING RUNS read more

Changeup Marder remained with Buckeyes trained successors

This season, the Ohio State softball team played without its three-time All-American catcher. Freshman Melissa Rennie and sophomore Cara Longworth had big shoes because the last person who held that spot was Sam Marder, OSU’s 2010 Female Athlete of the Year. Catcher is a unique position in that, no matter the player, leadership is a requirement. She has to guide the pitcher and communicate with the infield. It did not make it any easier that both Longworth and Rennie were new to the team. “She’s intimidating,” said Longworth, who transferred to OSU after playing her freshman season at Jacksonville State. “She’s hard to live up to.” Rennie was concerned with taking a large leadership role so quickly after following Buckeyes softball since she was 8 years old, during which time she followed Marder’s entire career. “It’s weird to think I have to lead Alicia Herron, because that’s someone I have always looked up to,” Rennie said. But Marder is not done wearing Scarlet and Gray. Although she is no longer behind the plate, this year Marder contributed as a coach, bringing success and experience to the team. As a coach, she hopes to provide insight into the gameday experience for the young catchers. “They’re so young, and it’s so hard to come in without any previous experience with this team and lead them out there,” Marder said. Marder said Rennie has refined her mechanical skills, and it has paid off. Rennie started in 42 of the team’s 51 games this season, and was batting .230. Her .333 on-base percentage ranked third on the team. Meanwhile, Longworth has played both catcher and third base, and started in 25 games. “Cara has one of the fastest pop times I have ever seen, way faster than I was,” Marder said. “She’s a fireball back there. She’s totally in the game, has great leadership skills on the field, is in the game the entire time and she’s almost a natural-born leader out there.” Marder admitted one of the weirdest parts of her new role is the dynamic of her relationships with former teammates. “I’m a coach. I’m staff, but I’m not a player anymore, so that was hard to make that transition,” Marder said. “It was a little bit strange almost to not go hang out with them afterwards.” Coach Linda Kalafatis gave Marder the opportunity to return as a coach, the career Marder wants to pursue. “It’s really a great transition for me into coaching because I’m able to focus just with them, and hopefully next year when I become a coach somewhere, I’ll have a little bit of experience doing it,” Marder said. “I have loved every second of it.” Since 2007, Marder has played an integral role in helping the Buckeyes consistently rank in the Top 25. She was named the team’s Most Valuable Player last season. In 2010, she led the Big Ten with an .817 slugging percentage and .569 on-base percentage while batting .359, and she scored 40 runs with 45 RBIs. She earned All-Big Ten and All-Region honors in all four years of her career, and is the record holder at OSU, with 61 home runs, 191 RBIs, 232 walks and 56 intentional walks. “I was glad to work with her coming in,” Longworth said. “That’s why I was excited to be a catcher.” OSU was swept by Penn State and Wisconsin in its last two series of the season. The Buckeyes’ record fell to 14-37 overall, 3-17 in the Big Ten. It was the worst record for the Scarlet and Gray in the past eight years. read more