Several areas in Linden under water

first_img… as inclement weather continuesSeveral areas in Linden were under water as the inclement weather pattern continues.Notably, areas more prone to intense flooding such as Kara Kara, Central Mackenzie (including Republic Avenue and Greenheart Street), as well as Rainbow City appeared to be among some of the worse affected. Scores of people were stranded and several stalls at Republic Avenue and Greenheart Street were under water. The parking area at Republic Bank and the road along Pine Street were flooded and some people could be seen wading through the flood waters. A gentleman complained of not being able to access his car, which was parked along Greenheart Street, noting that he feared coming into contact with flood waters. Despite several attempts by the Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC) over the years to construct drains in a fashion to prevent severe flooding, the situation has however remained the same.Johnson’s flood affected homeSpeaking with this newspaper, Ulanda Johnson, a resident of Rainbow City complained of being tremendously affected by the flooding. She said her daughter ventured into the flood water of her home and was “shocked” by electricity. The woman who said she made calls to the LM&TC said her home was flooded as she’s “never seen before and it’s like nobody cares”. She said she was hit by two separate incidents of flooding at her home.. On the first occasion, the woman stated that her family managed to clean things up only for it to be flooded once more. She recorded massive damage to some items in her home including the vinyl and has blamed the situation on clogged drains in the area.“We can’t use back the vinyl on the floor not even in the cupboards we can’t use anything because the water from everybody septic tank and everything come right here. I feel it’s the drains. If the drains keep clean and not just this drain that is on the road, the big (drain)”, Johnson related.Meanwhile, Regional Chairman of Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice) Renis Morian visited the Kara Kara area on Wednesday and spoke to residents there regarding the flood situation. Over the years, the community has been faced with severe flooding due to what residents have claimed to be the “negligence” of privately managed Chinese mining company Bosai Minerals Group Guyana Incorporated (BMGGI) in having sediments cleared from the drains situated there.Residents are calling on the Government’s intervention as it relates to remedying the situation.last_img read more

Liverpool beats Porto again, returns to Champions League semifinal

first_imgThey netted a goal each in a comfortable 4-1 win over Porto on Wednesday, with Virgil van Dijk also scoring as Liverpool advanced 6-1 on aggregate after winning the first leg 2-0 at home.Liverpool, which lost in the final last season, will now face Barcelona, which eliminated Manchester United 4-0 on aggregate on Tuesday. Tottenham advanced on away goals despite a 4-3 loss at Manchester City in the other quarterfinal on Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMané had a hat trick at the Estádio do Dragão last season, with Salah and Firmino adding a goal each. The Senegalese player led the way again this time, opening the scoring with a 26th-minute goal that was confirmed by video review after being initially disallowed for offside.Porto had started well and showed signs it might be able to reverse the first-leg deficit, but Liverpool took control after Mané’s goal and cruised to victory. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MVP performance from James Harden gives Rockets 2-0 lead over Jazz ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk, third left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side’s fourth goal during the Champions League quarterfinals, 2nd leg, soccer match between FC Porto and Liverpool at the Dragao stadium in Porto, Portugal, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira)PORTO, Portugal — For the second year in a row, Porto had no answer to Liverpool’s attacking trio of Sadio Mané, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.A year after the forwards scored all goals in a 5-0 rout of the Portuguese champions in the round of 16 of the Champions League, the trio combined again to lead Liverpool back to the semifinals of the European tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’center_img LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Firmino, who came off the bench after halftime, and Van Dijk added to the lead with late headers — in the 77th and 84th minutes. Porto’s lone goal came through a 69th-minute header by Éder Militão, a defender who is joining Real Madrid at the end of the season.Mané could have scored his second goal of the game in the 73rd but he missed an open net after dribbling past Casillas on a breakaway.Porto, which eliminated Roma in the round of 16, had won all of its four home games in the Champions League this season, outscoring opponents 11-3.It was playing in the quarterfinals for the first time since 2014-15, and was trying to reach the semifinals for the first time since it won the tournament in 2004 under José Mourinho for its biggest triumph.After eliminating the Portuguese champions last season, Liverpool made it to the final and lost to Real Madrid.Porto was boosted by the return of two key players who missed the first leg because of yellow-card suspensions: captain Héctor Herrera and defender Pepe, a three-time Champions League winner with Real Madrid.“The result is unfair, but these things happen in football,” Pepe said. “We had a fantastic Champions League campaign.”Klopp made a series of changes to the lineup from the first leg, revamping the midfield and using Firmino as a second-half substitute. Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “We knew they wouldn’t be able to keep up the pressure of the first 30 minutes,” Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp said. “In the second half Porto’s energy levels dropped, so it was easier for us to control the game.”Liverpool had barely gotten close to Iker Casillas’s goal when Salah picked up a pass inside the area and sent a low pass to Mané, who came sliding in behind the defenders near the far post to score his 14th goal in 21 Champions League appearances.Mané looked offside at first, and few Liverpool players complained when the flag went up, but video review showed he was in legal position before making his run to the ball.“I was thinking it was offside, to be honest,” Mané said. “I was surprised.”The goal hurt Porto’s morale and the team struggled to keep pushing forward. The pace slowed significantly and Liverpool took advantage, with Salah finding the net from inside the area after a pass by Trent Alexander-Arnold on a quick counterattack in the 65th.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more

Linden farmer Myrtle Gentle finds solace and employment through farming

first_imgBy Utamu BelleAt 46 years old, Lindener Myrtle Gentle has created employment for herself by developing her farmland at West Watooka, Mackenzie. Myrtle, who is a mother of 4, decided to take the farming initiative seriously about 5 years ago as she started planting crops on her approximately 5 acres of land to which she occupies approximately 4 acres. She is in the process of developing the remaining acre. The proud farmer recently took the Sunday Times Magazine on a tour of her farmland which is well developed with crops including lettuce, parsley, bora, boulanger, watermelon, sorrel, cabbage, ginger, tomatoes and countless others.“I am in farming for nearly about 30 years, but the truth is I never get into it seriously ‘til about 5 years ago…before… I never paid much attention to it like a job. That is how I look at farming now…realising that if you need an income from it then you have to work, just as how you would go to work to have a pay at the end of the month, you have to pay attention to your farm in order to have a salary…” she told this publication.Cabbage reapingIt was this decision, Gentle noted, which inspired her to pour more effort and time into the practice as she then decided to live on the farm in an effort to do so. The farmer, who retails her produce, is ably assisted by her husband, four children and an assistant. She explained that her motivation to go fully into farming stemmed from not being comfortable with just being a housewife. She noted that after working abroad for some time, she decided to come back home to Guyana and create a job for herself whereby she can also be there to take care of her children.“Even when I came back there was not something that I could put my hands on to do and have time with my kids plus work and earn money. I always loved farming, mind you, so then is when I decided to do it more responsibly,” Gentle related.The woman, who is quite passionate about farming, said she initially started off by producing to supply the wholesale market in Linden but did not find it to be economical. This prompted her to get into the local sales market herself, a decision which she says she does not regret. This also prompted her to grow a variety of other vegetables, including rare ones like cauliflower, zucchini and broccoli.Apart from this, Gentle has also been into bee-keeping for about 20 years; however, she related that it wasn’t until recently that she gained the requisite knowledge through a training workshop facilitated by the Agriculture Ministry,  the Linden Enterprise Network (LEN) and the Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) Democratic Council (RDC) Agriculture Department.“I went to the workshop where I acquired a whole lot of knowledge. So we’re venturing into it with knowledge now so we expect to see something more better now,” Gentle explained. She was also awarded a beehive for her participation in the workshop and is now equipped with knowledge for honey production.Gentle’s shade houseGentle said she is thankful that she receives full support from Lindeners, whom she noted are always eager to purchase from her when she sets up her weekly market stall at Central Mackenzie.“I don’t know if there is another stall in Linden where persons go and sit and wait to be sold but I know my customers from Linden would sit and wait on me… and they do support me a lot. I’m very grateful for them,” she related.Gentle boasted that her locally-produced vegetables are always fresh. She would sell her produce at Central Mackenzie mainly on Fridays.“My crops, I don’t use a lot of fertilizers on them. If you purchase my cucumbers today, you have it whole week ‘til you ready to buy cucumbers again. So I think this is one of the positive sides that would make people want to buy from me too,” she posited.While there are positive aspects, Gentle said she also has challenges, like, for example, dealing with the weather, pests and insects.“It has a lot of losses…challenges because you can plant a lot of things and if the weather changes, then you lose all these crops. But at the end of the day you still can earn a living from it”, she posited.CauliflowerGentle has established shade houses which is one of the ways she intends on dealing with the issue of the weather. She explained that she was gifted one from the RDC but said it was not effectively constructed and presented a lot of challenges. Another issue she highlighted is getting water to her farmland.“For me, I face a serious challenge with water…I normally access water a thousand feet from here and that is just to get it from the front end of the land, and then I still have to bring it in and distribute it…So these are common challenges faced”, Gentle explained.She said while there is a canal which was dug at the back of the land, it is presently “dry” since it is used by a lot of farmers in the area.Despite challenges, she said she receives support from the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute (NAREI) in terms of knowledge and technical support. Gentle also has advice for persons who might be willing to follow in her footsteps: “You have to love farming. You don’t just do farming because you see somebody else doing it. You must have a lot of love for farming because it takes a lot of your time, it takes a lot of patience and you have to have determination…A lot of things I give up for farming. A lot of times when I could be here or there I would choose not to…,” she noted.She has developed a love for the plants she nurtures“I so love these plants that I refuse to leave them behind…I just love to see them grow and the harvesting time I would have to do it. But that is not the fun part of it. The fun part is caring and have them grow nice. You take a few pictures and you see them looking beautiful. That is the part I like”, she mused.Gentle encourages the relevant authorities to invest more in the West Watooka Farmers’ Group and listen to their concerns.last_img read more

Job Vacancy: Popular Letterkenny Barbershop now hiring

first_imgJob Vacancy: Xpert Barber’s in Letterkenny are looking to expand their dynamic, creative and friendly team.A vacancy has arisen for a full-time Barber at the busy salon at Glencar Business Park.The ideal candidate must be fully qualified and experienced in barbering. Ability to work well in a team and good customer service skills are also required.To apply for this role, email your CV to or telephone 0749129804.Closing date for applications is Monday 3rd December 2018.   Job Vacancy: Popular Letterkenny Barbershop now hiring was last modified: November 23rd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:barberBarbershopJob Vacancyletterkenny jobsXpert Barber’slast_img read more

Alan Shearer: ‘No guarantees’ Benitez will still be at Newcastle by Christmas

first_imgNewcastle United legend Alan Shearer has suggested Rafa Benitez could leave the club this season if he does not see progress and commitment to transform the Magpies back into Premier League regulars.The Spanish boss has admitted his frustration with the club over their lack of signings this summer, telling talkSPORT they ‘made mistakes’ early in the transfer window and can no longer spend big bucks on players.Despite their summer failings, though, Benitez also pledged his commitment to Newcastle and insisted he will do everything he can to improve the team before the window shuts.READ MORE: Rafael Benitez gives honest talkSPORT interview over Newcastle frustrationHowever, Shearer still believes he could depart St James’ Park if the club don’t support his top flight ambitions.talkSPORT caught up with the former striker on Wednesday at an event in London to launch the new Premier League campaign.And, asked if Benitez will still be boss at Christmas, he told Jim White: “I hope so, but I don’t think we can guarantee that.“I think there’s definitely a frustration there from him, having spoken to him.“They’ve been in for a lot of players and they’ve missed out on a lot of players.“They have tried, but for different reasons they haven’t got some of the players in that they’ve wanted. They’ve been too late, other clubs have gone ahead and beaten them to it.“Rafa will have them hard to beat, he’ll have them organised and well-drilled, but Rafa wants to be bigger and better than that.“He went to the Championship knowing that his job was the get the club back into the Premier League, then thinking he could go one-step further and build and get bigger and better – that’s what he wants and if he’s not able to do that he won’t be there for much longer.“He will have to have signs of bringing more players in, and I think it’s a big two or three weeks regarding bringing a few more in. He needs that, there’s no doubt about it.“He says he needs a new striker – he might need two – he needs a full-back, and he also wants an experienced goalkeeper. He says they’re working hard to bring those players in and hopefully they can.“I think we’ll know a lot in a month’s time and if he doesn’t get what he wants than you might see it starting to unravel.”last_img read more

Craig Gordon: Cup final save among best in my career

first_img“Apart from that one chance we were already well in control at that stage, we had come out in the second half and really upped the tempo and we were looking a real threat going forward.“We were confident, particularly after that save, that we were going to go on an win the game.”He added: “It was a big save to make at that stage to ensure the team got the result, because if it did go to 1-1 then it would have been a big lift for Motherwell and you never know what can happen from then on in. “From that moment on I felt we were always in control of the game.” Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon believes his stunning save from Motherwell forward Louis Moult proved vital in retaining the League Cup.The Scottish champions defeated the Steelmen 2-0 at Hampden on Sunday after second half goals from James Forrest and Moussa Dembele. The Scotland number one played a major part in the victory with the save, which he rates among the best of his career, to deny Moult an equalising goal as the score sat at 1-0.He said: “That was an important one very soon after we scored and it seemed to deflate the Motherwell players at that time, and we started getting on top of the game. The 34-year-old was awarded the best save of the English Premier League’s first 20 years for a stunning effort to secure a 1-0 win for Sunderland against Bolton and believes Sunday’s effort compares with that.He said: “That save would be right up there as the best of my career for the importance of it coming in a cup final and the fact we went from strength to strength from that moment on.“A few minutes later we were 2-0 up and the game was pretty much done.” The victory meant Brendan Rodgers became the first Celtic manager since the legendary Jock Stein to win his four consecutive domestic trophies after lifting the treble last year.The goalkeeper believes that will go down as a special achievement but has warned Celtic’s opponents they are hungry for more success.Gordon said: “We have had another good start to the season and the League Cup is one of the first things we look for with it being such an early final.“We always want to get there as quick as we can and pick up the first trophy and we have managed to do that again this year.”He added: “Winning four trophies in a row doesn’t happen that often and you have to go back a few years since it was done last so that is a really special achievement, and we have won the four trophies within a year so that is something pretty special. “It is a really difficult thing to achieve but we have managed to do it and we are still hungry for more.”last_img read more

Festive Events Occurring at Disney Springs This Holiday Season

first_img©Rikki NiblettFor those looking to meet Santa Claus, they may do so at Santa’s Chalet. This charming cottage can be found across from Ghiradelli. Here Guests will be able to meet Santa Claus from November 14 through December 24. Then, because Santa has to fly back to the North Pole, Santa Goofy will be around to meet Guests from December 25 until December 30. In order to meet Santa, Guests will need to check in a the podium and receive a pager from one of Santa’s Helpers. While you wait for your turn to meet The Big Guy, you can shop, eat, and enjoy the atmosphere. When you receive notice that it’s your turn to meet Santa, you’ll have 10 minutes to return to the podium and get in line to meet Santa. For those who have Memory Maker, your photos will be included. Guests can meet Santa from 12:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.There will also be lots of live entertainment to enjoy, including snowflake and toy solider stilt walkers, acapella groups, pop carolers, and more. These unique entertainment offerings will be available from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. nightly. From December 24 through January 1, hear songs and stories that celebrate Hanukkah at the Waterfront Park in The Landing. There will also be special performances on the Waterside Stage in The Marketplace on December 26-27 that celebrates Kwanzaa.©Rikki NiblettIn addition, Guests will be able to enjoy the Festival of Holiday Trees. Here you’ll get to wander through a stunning collection of custom-decorated trees–each with a popular Disney theme. You’ll be able to begin your experience near the fountain near Once Upon a Toy in the Marketplace.Some of the shops will get in on the fun with elaborate storefront window displays. Stop and shop at some of the great stores to pick up the perfect present for your loved ones.Finally, take advantage of special photo ops with over-sized toy sculptures located throughout Disney Springs.A visit to Disney Springs during this holiday season is going to be a great place to catch the spirit of the season thanks to all these unique and exciting experiences. Share This!Are you ready to celebrate the holiday season at Disney Springs? The shopping and dining district will delight Guests with a festive atmosphere and family fun. Guests will be able to experience a multitude of special offerings from November 14 through January 8.This year, Guests will be able to take part in a nightly tree lighting ceremony in front of the Once Upon a Toy fountain play area, as well as enjoy a holiday-themed DJ dance party, games and activities.last_img read more

Arrests Made in $400,000 Retail Warehouse Burglaries

first_imgThe Florida attorney general’s Office of Statewide Prosecution in cooperation with Hillsborough and Miami Dade authorities have announced the arrests of four men in connection with an organized retail crime ring that allegedly carried out a series of retail warehouse burglaries across the state, including the Tampa and Miami areas. According to the investigation, the defendants not only burglarized multiple businesses, but also stole vehicles to help carry out the crimes.During a warehouse burglary on September 4, 2015, suspects entered Global Beauty Image, and stole over $100,000.00 worth of shampoo and miscellaneous beauty products by breaking through a wall adjoining the warehouse section and a neighboring business, Hillsborough County deputies said.On September 19, 2015 investigators say the suspects stole two white Ford Econoline vans which were then utilized in a warehouse burglary at a business located within the same complex. Forced entry was made by smashing through a wall of the Tampa warehouse, where approximately $300,000 worth of surveillance equipment including digital cameras and digital video recording devices was stolen. Investigators state that the suspects loaded the equipment into two stolen vehicles and fled south on Interstate 75 with the merchandise. The vans were recovered in Miami.- Sponsor – During the course of the ensuing investigation, authorities learned of a similar warehouse burglary at a battery retailer in Doral where the suspects allegedly broke through a business wall with a sledge hammer, stealing cases of Kodak Max batteries and loading the stolen property into a van parked outside.Based on the results of the investigation authorities have arrested Eduardo Batista, 48, of Hialeah; Yosvany Batista, 30, of Miami; Alberto Diaz Napoles, 48, of Miami; and Alberto Hernandez Napoles, 28, of Miami on charges of conspiracy to commit racketeering, grand theft over $100,000 and grand theft of motor vehicles.Warrants were issued for Isoil Polo, 36, and Marcos Rodriguez, 20, both of Miami on the same charges.“A lot of times these cases are exported to Miami and then they’re exported to other parts of the world and they get big money out of that,” said Hillsborough County Sheriff spokesperson Larry McKinnon. “We’re excited to be able to shut down such an organized network of burglaries that have reached out through the state of Florida.” Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Google Grants to Foster Some New International Media

first_imgRelated Posts Google may be accused of helping kill the newspapers of the world, but the search and advertising giant announced today the dedication of $3 million in new funding to support innovative new media organizations outside the United States. That’s on top of $2 million granted to the Knight Foundation. ($1m for the Knight News Challenge, $1m TBD.)Google has been a consistent supporter of new media efforts. This new announcement means that for every $40,000 in the company’s market cap, it is donating $1 for the future of media. That doesn’t seem like the most aggressive initiative, given the gravity of the situation – but it is Google’s money.Google’s history of support for independent journalism also includes the creation of a YouTube Reporters’ Center in June of 2009, which now returns a 404 page not found error, and a campaign to train hyperlocal multi-media journalists in the Czech Republic, which was announced in May of 2009. Update: A representative from Google contacted us with a revised URL for the Reporters’ Center, which is in fact still active.The company says it will announce specific grant programs for international media early next year.Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen published an Op-Ed in The New York Times yesterday (registration required) arguing that the company’s own commercial products, like YouTube, are an effective force in global human rights movements. marshall kirkpatrick Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#news#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Huffington Post Puts a Subscription Magazine on the iPad Newsstand

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market At a swanky launch party last week, Huffington Post unveiled a new iPad-only magazine called simply Huffington. It’s a new outlet with a new business model, an upscale departure from the loud, lewd, unavoidably popular website. The click-driven, sensational approach was burying HuffPo’s serious journalistic efforts, so it’s trying a new tack: a premium Newsstand app for the iPad demographic. The weekly magazine mixes short news stories and three long-form features in each issue. It arrives on Apple’s Newsstand on Friday mornings. Single issues cost $0.99, and subscriptions come at $1.99 a month or $19.99 a year. Huffington Post won’t discuss the budget for the magazine, although the cost is subsidized by sponsors.“We’re really comfortable with what we’re spending on this,” editor Timothy O’Brien told reporters last Tuesday.The magazine has its own editorial staff of 24, led by O’Brien, a former editor at The New York Times. The articles will be new and separate from those on the Huffington Post website, but the writing staff will draw from the same pool. There will still be features on the website, but the magazine is the premium product.“We do a lot of beautiful features that can be lost” on the main site, O’Brien said. In Arianna Huffington’s post introducing the magazine, she led off with the fact that HuffPo has “nearly 500 editors and reporters who produce between 70 and 80 original reported stories each day.” HuffPo is heavily invested in journalism, but the economics of page views aren’t doing it justice. No organization has a better vantage point on digital-only news production as Huffington Post, so it’s an important signal for publishers that it is breaking out its high-quality reporting from its daily blogging and aggregating.Adding an iPad magazine to the AOL-owned outlet’s “array of narrative jewels” gives Huffington Post a chance to try out clean designs, strong typography and magazine-style full-screen ads, reducing the distractions and providing “stories to be savored.” Huffington calls the magazine “HuffPost’s more stylish offspring.”While the magazine requires a subscription, there’s a free demo issue in the App Store, and articles shared by Facebook, Twitter and email can be read on the Web. jon mitchell Tags:#news#web Related Posts center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more