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  • Malian Leader Elated Over Progress

    first_imgThe government and people of Liberia have been receiving commendations locally, regionally, continentally and even globally for the level of progress being made thus far in the fight against the horrendous Ebola Virus Disease that has traumatized the nation and its neighbors since February this year.One African leader to add his voice to those that have commended the Liberian people for their resilience and courage is the President of Mali, Ibrahim Boubaca Keita.The Malian leader said that he is upbeat about the level of leadership demonstrated by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the fight against the Ebola virus disease, describing it as “exemplary”.He made the commendation over the weekend when he paid a daylong solidarity visit to President Sirleaf and the Liberian people.  During a press stakeout with the Liberian President in the foyer of the Foreign Ministry that houses the President’s office, President Keita said he felt compelled to pay a solidarity visit to Liberia in return for what President Sirleaf did for his country when she worked for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) African Bureau when he was then Prime Minister.He said during Madam Sirleaf’s tenure as UNDP Africa Regional Director General, she approved a lot of aid funding for the development of his country.  “Though we have been talking on the phone since the Ebola outbreak, I would have never felt relieved if I had not personally come to Liberia to see her,” the Malian President said. President Keita said he has seen the progress with his own eyes and will not hesitate to tell the people of Mali that Liberia had made huge gains in the fight against Ebola and soon the virus will be history in Liberia.He extended appreciation, on behalf of the Malian people, to the Government and people of Liberia as well as international partners for working together to contain the Ebola outbreak.He also thanked President Sirleaf and the people of Liberia for their political and military intervention that has now brought peace and stability to his country.Liberia currently has a small Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) infantry platoon as part of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali.Speaking earlier, President Sirleaf thanked her Malian counterpart for remaining engaged with Liberia during its health crisis. “Though you have been on the phone all the time with me on the crisis, you thought it wise to come on the ground to demonstrate your solidarity to us as a country and the Liberian people greatly appreciate you for your solidarity,” the Liberia leader told President Keita.She attributed the gains made in the Ebola fight to the resilience of the Liberian people and international partners for what she described as “good collaborative efforts”.President Keita is the second African leader to pay a solidarity visit to Liberia since the outbreak of the Ebola virus, the first being Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama, who is also chairman of the sub-regional organization, Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS). The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and other leaders have also paid solidarity visits to Liberia since the Ebola outbreak.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

  • Contempt, mockery and duplicity of the Mayor, Town Clerk and favoured cabal are unbearable

    first_imgDear Editor.Almost every day, one can hear cries coming from the Council of bankruptcy; of revenue shortfalls; of the need for a wider revenue base; of being unable to provide the quality of services that they ought to undertake, due to a lack of adequate funding; of being cash strapped, whilst at the same time officials of the Council are frequently proceeding on wasteful overseas luxury junkets; of paying themselves extra for carrying out duties that they were elected to carry out; of maintaining large retinues of staff, including bodyguards, chauffeurs, personal assistants, immense secretarial and administrative staff etc.Someone needs to explain to the citizenry why the members of the Renegotiating Committee for the scandalous Parking Meter Contracts had to be paid large sums extra to sit on the committee.Someone needs to explain why the Mayor and selected Councillors and staff, who were involved in Mashramani activities, had to be paid large sums for doing nothing. Someone needs to advise the citizenry what were the tangible benefits derived for the City from all the countless expensive jaunts overseas.It is simply mind blowing that a supposedly ‘broke municipality’ would even contemplate hosting a ‘City Week’ celebration. How could they allocate a whopping 20 million dollars to fetes and merriment when they claim they have had to close day care centres due to lack of funding; when they have stopped stray catching in the city, due to a lack of funds; when the municipal abattoir and all of their buildings are in the most ruinous state?I hope they don’t intend to harass the already fragile business community to contribute financially to their fete.How could the Council not be maintaining our city roads, not replacing defective street lights, not repairing bridges, not cleaning choked drains, not fogging for mosquitoes; but instead are putting up expensive and fancy billboards about a green city whilst maintaining a mammoth staff strength of nearly 1000 persons; whilst spending hundreds of millions on contractors who have not tendered for jobs they were given etc?There is no area of service that the Council are responsible for providing — not a single municipal department — that is free of the most brutal sort of corruption. The Georgetown Municipality have bred a world-class Mafia, and it has all begun with their duplicitous Human Resource Department, which is well known for putting square pegs in round holes.Sincerely,Jermain Johnsonlast_img read more

  • Police kill suspected bandit

    first_img…Leopold Street residents burn tyres, debris in protest…damage fire truck; probe launchedChaos erupted in Leopold Street, Georgetown on Wednesday after a suspected bandit was shot and killed by Police in the wee hours of the morning while hunting for two robbery suspects.Dead: Orin Odinga WilliamsThe items which police said were found in the dead man’s possessionThe scene of the protest on WednesdayDead is 35-year-old Orin Odinga Williams, a father of one of Leopold Street, Werk-en-Rust. He was killed about 01:45h on Wednesday in Norton Street, Wortmanville by ranks of the Stabroek Police Outpost, who had responded to a report of an alleged robbery in the area.According to a statement from the Police, four persons were held at gunpoint at the corners of Hadfield and High Streets by three men and robbed them of four cell phones, an undisclosed amount of cash, and personal documents.The victims reported the matter and in response, the Police proceeded in the direction in which the suspects fled. While in the vicinity of Norton and Bishop Streets, Wortmanville, the Police said one of the suspects dismounted his bicycle and drew a firearm from his waist before discharging two rounds in the direction of the ranks.The statement added that the ranks “took evasive action” and returned fire from their service weapon, wounding one of the suspects. The injured man was taken to Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC), where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The other suspects made good their escape, the Police said.A .38 revolver with its serial number filed out, along with one live round and two spent shells, a quantity of cannabis, three cellular phones, one yellow metal chain, $10, 900 and one backpack were recovered from the scene.The Police said that two of the cell phones recovered have since been identified by two of the victims as their properties.Later that morning, at approximately 09:00h, residents of Leopold Street, including family members of the now dead man, took to the streets in protest his killing and called for justice.They blocked the corners of Leopold and Breda, and Durban and Breda streets with burning tyres and other debris on the roadways. Thick black smoke from the burning tyres could be seen from lengthy distances away.Williams’ family is accusing the Police of allegedly lying about the circumstances surrounding the shooting and instead claimed that the ranks robbed the now dead man.Speaking with the media, Omesha Murphy, the victim’s sister, related at the scene of the protest that her brother was shot and then robbed by Police.“They got to bring back the gold and the money that them tek, everything we got to get back because we got we lawyer, we got we lawyer and we need them things back! He wife got to get them back! We need justice,” the woman cried out.Another relative declared that “We have to get justice for he, he never do no crime, nothing he never do. Them kill he! Plus them rob he! We got to get everything back! Everything we got to get back, all the gold jewellery, and everything that them thief!”Meanwhile, a Leopold Street resident told Guyana Times that she had just spoken to Williams prior to his killing.According to the woman, Williams had indicated to her that he was making his way home to his wife, Cassandra Williams.Fire tender damageMeanwhile, the Police say that during the protest demonstrations, Fire Tender #93, under the command of Section Leader Watts and four other ranks of the Guyana Fire Service, responded to the scene at Leopold and Breda streets, and attempted to extinguish the fires. However, they were met with resistance from the protestors, who threw missiles at the fire truck, causing damages to the front windshield and left passenger window.Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes, who is said to be Williams’ uncle, visited the family and spoke with the now dead man’s wife.Further, the scene was visited by a party of Police ranks, headed by Assistant Commissioner Marlon Chapman, who spoke with the protestors in the presence of Attorney Hughes and assured them that a thorough investigation into the matter would be conducted.This resulted in the residents extinguishing the fires and removing the debris at both locations. However, they warned of their readiness to continue protest actions until a proper investigation is carried out by Police.This publication understands that Williams had recently moved back to Guyana from Cayenne, French Guiana, where he lived for many years.last_img read more

  • Deal near on farmers’ market

    first_imgSAN DIMAS – After a few rocky years for the San Dimas Farmers’ Market, the City Council and resident Maurice Cuellar are hammering out details to return the market to some of its former glory this summer. The council gave Cuellar several approvals at this week’s council meeting, nailing down a location for the market, choosing a day of the week and agreeing to provide electricity and restrooms. Now Cuellar has two months to get everything in order if he wants to open the market this year. That includes getting insurance, finalizing arrangements with vendors and obtaining the necessary permits – health and fire permits, for example – said Theresa Bruns, the city’s director of parks and recreation. In the summer of 2006, Cuellar arranged for 10 produce vendors to return for a scaled-down farmers’ market – the San Dimas Marketplace had nearly 100 booths, with produce as well as cooked food, arts and crafts and rides. People wanted to return to that, he said. “I did a survey with some help from volunteers,” Cuellar said. “People wanted the prepared food and the crafts back.” A number of people have expressed interest in participating, he added, including most of last year’s produce vendors, wood workers, hand-bag and apparel designers, Robin’s BBQ, the Gourmet Tamale Factory, a spice maker, and Ma and Pa Kettle Korn from La Verne. The city is helping the market get off the ground with a $7,000 sponsorship, Bruns said. That will help cover the expected $3,000 cost of insurance, Cuellar said. He is still looking for more vendors, volunteers and other sponsors to help the market get off the ground. Anyone interested can contact Cuellar at (909) 581-4744. He expects to have a Web site, www.SanDimasFarmersMarket.com, with updates shortly. alison.hewitt@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2730 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “There’s a lot of public interest in having a market again,” Bruns said. If it opens, the market will run every Wednesday night from 5 to 9 until October, with vendors on Bonita Avenue between Walnut Avenue and Iglesia Street, a block east of City Hall, Bruns said. Cuellar, a computer consultant, moved to San Dimas in part because he enjoyed the old farmers’ market, which is why he got involved in reviving it, he said. The market was cancelled in 2005 after it and the city were sued. In 2004, a disabled couple attending the old San Dimas Marketplace were told twice that they couldn’t park in a handicapped zone because vendors were using them and that their motorized scooters were not allowed into the market. After the couple sued, the market could not afford its insurance policy. last_img read more

  • Burglary suspects in chase

    first_img The car then exited the interstate in the Wildomar area and stopped in an intersection. The driver jumped out and attempted to carjack a car at a stoplight. That motorist sped away before the suspect could fully open the car door. The suspect jumped back into his own car as CHP cars swooped in and seemed to have it pinned. KABC’s helicopter reporter said there appeared to be gunfire there before the car managed to get free and sped off toward Murietta. After the car stopped again on a rural road, officers fired pepper-ball pellets into it and the man and woman surrendered. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “Deputies were dispatched to the residence and they discovered three suspects leaving,” Fullerton said. “The three suspects jumped in this vehicle and the pursuit started.” The suspects are believed to have burglarized as many as 30 homes in the Lake Los Angeles area, often stealing weapons, authorities said. The chase reached speeds of 90 mph on two-lane Highway 138 and Interstate 15 before the deputies handed it off to the California Highway Patrol about 10 miles into neighboring San Bernardino County, Fullerton said. It continued into Riverside County, where at least one tire was flattened on Interstate 15. Near Lake Elsinore, the car slowed and a man riding in the back seat jumped out, lying down on the pavement to surrender. The car stopped briefly and then sped off, with patrol cars in pursuit. LAKE LOS ANGELES – A car carrying two men and a woman suspected of burglarizing dozens of homes led authorities on a 90 mph chase across three Southern California counties on Wednesday. The pursuit, which began in Lake Los Angeles about 10:30 a.m., finally ended about 12:45 p.m. when the final two of three suspects surrendered. One had jumped out of the car earlier and been arrested. The car stopped several times during the televised chase, including once when the driver jumped out, tried unsuccessfully to carjack another vehicle, then jumped back in and sped away despite being surrounded by patrol cars. The pursuit began after Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies received a call that two men and a woman appeared to be burglarizing a Lake Los Angeles home, said Lt. Wallace Fullerton of the Sheriff’s Department’s Lancaster station. last_img read more

  • The Mavericks Barbers guide to choosing a Quiff style

    first_imgThe male grooming experts at Mavericks Traditional Barbershop Letterkenny share a (hair-raising) guide to the iconic quiff. One of the most iconic haircuts to have ever graced men’s heads, the quiff has been about since the 1950s. In the lead up to Christmas here in Mavericks we noticed the quiff starting to come back in again.From a subtle version to a high volume, from texture to slick, the quiff suits a wide range of ages, face shapes and personal styles. According to research, it’s also judged one of the sexiest by women. When quizzed by styling product company Fudge on which haircut they are most likely to swipe right to on dating apps, 28 per cent of the 2,000 females asked picked the quiff.“The quiff has always characterised “I don’t give a s#!t, and it portrays confidence”“It’s a hairstyle that literally takes up more space, so it makes you stand out and gets you noticed.”The fact that the hair was piled upwards also meant that it had a natural tendency to flop forwards, demanding constant attention. Choosing A Quiff StyleEssentially a quiff is some form of side parting with the hair styled towards the back. Some of the time the fringe sits higher than the rest of the hair.What goes on after that is completely up to you, but when choosing your own style of quiff, one of the most important factors to take into consideration is your face shape.Quiffs are especially good for those looking to elongate a round face. You also need to consider your type of hair, if you have curly hair don’t even think about a slicked-back quiff, it just won’t work.The Classic QuiffWorking with your hairstyle giving it a relaxed parting and tapering down the sides and back. Best finished with Dapper Dan Matt Paste.The Undercut QuiffA sharper, sleeker take on the old-school classic, the undercut quiff retains an authentic vintage feel, but also looks modern and edgy. The style works best when there is plenty of hair on top which can be slicked back, but bear in mind that, generally, the longer the hair is, the more time it will take to style. If going for a textured look again Dapper Dan Matt paste would be best or if the slicked look is what you want Layrite pomade will do the trick.The Slick QuiffThis quiff is very reminiscent of the old school gangster era. A very sharp defined style that is both clean cut and no nonsense. Looks great when finished with a skin fade. Best product to achieve this look is Layrite.The Textured QuiffA less formal, more relaxed take on the traditional quiff this version is less about sleekness and shine and more about matte natural texture. This also makes it easier to maintain. A great choice for guys with hair that is difficult to control. Whether it is complemented with a fade it is up to you. Achieve best results with a volumizing powder.When it comes to styling a quiff a hair dryer is nearly always an essential. You need the hot air to get volume and to style it back and a blast of cold air to hold. The hair dryer will go hand in hand with a round brush to manipulate the hair into place. If going for a quiff and you have a good barber, watch him/her style it and ask him/her for advice, if you have a good barber they will only be too glad to talk about styling your hair and tell you everything you need to know, which will be specific to your hair and your style.For more info or if you’re thinking about going or a quiff why not call into us in Mavericks Traditional Barbershop, Lower Main Street, Letterkenny.You can also check us out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/Maverickstraditionalbarbershop), Instagram (maverickstraditionalbarbershop) or Twitter www.twitter.com/mavericksbaber The Mavericks Barbers guide to choosing a Quiff style was last modified: January 5th, 2018 by Mavericks BarbersShare 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:Groomingmavericks barbershopmen’s hairquiffStylelast_img read more

  • Sharks lose fifth straight game in Anaheim

    first_imgANAHEIM, Calif. — Jakob Silfverberg scored just 38 seconds into overtime to extend the Sharks losing streak to five games.Logan Couture returned from flu-like symptoms on Friday, but it wasn’t enough to get the Sharks back in the win column as they completed a two-game road trip to Southern California with a winless record, dropping a 4-3 decision to the Anaheim Ducks.By earning a single point, the Sharks moved to within four points of the Calgary Flames for first place in the Western …last_img read more

  • Birkett powers to Berg River victory

    first_img22 July 2014In one of the most exciting men’s races at the Berg River Canoe Marathon in years, event novice Andy Birkett managed to hold off Western Cape ace Graeme Solomon to claim his maiden Berg title, while Abby Adie stormed to a convincing win in the ladies’ race.Going into the final stage with just a 10-second lead over Solomon, Birkett had to dig deep to hold off the vastly experienced Capetonian despite hurting tremendously.‘Absolutely shattered’“I am just absolutely shattered. We’ve spent so much time in the boat and 240km is a long, long way, but I am so chuffed to have pulled off the win and I never expected it at all,” the Natal Canoe Club star said after claiming victory.“It feels amazing. It is a really tough four days of racing and I was fortunate enough to find myself in a group of nice paddlers every day and we had some good, clean racing out there.”Birkett’s intention when he arrived in Paarl was to use the race as base training for his trip to the Canoe Marathon World Championships later in the year and so, with little to no preparation in Paarl, he was happy with his efforts.‘Training was the intention’“Training was the intention going into the race and I put no pressure on myself because I only flew in the day of the time trial, so I am super-stoked to have claimed a victory, even though I wasn’t here to try and win,” he said.It was a day where Solomon had to make all the moves in order to shave off the deficit to Birkett. However, following the fading of fellow title contender Simon van Gysen, Solomon was aware that Birkett just had to keep up with him.‘Every move I made, he covered’“Every move I made, he covered. He is a very experienced racer and he knew that I was the only one that could really beat him today, so he had one man to watch after Simon dropped off and then he just covered me like a hawk,” Solomon said.“My plan today was to wait for Andy to make any sort of mistake and try and capitalise on that because I knew I couldn’t take 10 seconds out of him in an end sprint.”Grandmaster in top 10With the intention of bettering his eighth place in the 2013 Berg River Canoe Marathon, 62-year-old grandmaster Lee McGregor had to settle for another eighth place overall at the 2014 event.Placed second in the under-23 race heading into the final stage, local hero Luke Stowman produced a fine display on the last day to not only claim the top spot in the that category but ninth place overall too.There was also a strong performance from Build It ace Thulani Mbanjwa, who showed his pedigree as he powered his way to tenth place.Women’s raceThe women’s race was fairly cut-and-dried going into the final 58 kilometres from Zoutkloof to Velddrif, and there were no surprises as Abby Adie made it a double for Natal Canoe Club by cruising to a 50-minute victory over Bianca Beavitt.Adie was elated with her win and was conscious that her tactics would remain the same throughout the race.“These last four days have been much harder than I expected and I am just over the moon that I managed to get here in first place and with such a big lead, so I am just really happy,” Adie said afterwards.“I just thought that on each day I would just push as hard as I can and I started just going for an overall position, and I didn’t expect to be placed so high up!”PodiumBeavitt and Adie’s twin sister, Alex, rounded out the podium in the ladies’ race, with Beavitt building on a slender overnight gap on the last day as some ill-fortune befell Adie to take second place comfortably in the end.RESULTSMenAndy Birkett 16.59.04Graeme Solomon 16:59.16Simon van Gysen 17:06.14Lance King 17:20.21Louw van Riet 17:22.57Jasper Mocke 17:23.07Edgar Boehm Jnr 17:28.13Lee McGregor 17:32.28Luke Stowman (U23) 17:36.29Thulani Mbanjwa 17:43.54WomenAbby Adie 18:38.39Bianca Beavitt 19:27.37Alex Adie 19:51.48Lauren Felgate (U23) 20:47.46Robyn Henderson 21:01.17Under-23 MenLuke Stowman 17:36.29Lance Kime 17:45.57Clinton Cook 18:18.48Under-23 WomenLauren Felgate 20:47.46Under-18 BoysMthobisi Cele 19:03.22Siyanda Gwamanda 19:25.11Mpilo Zondi (U16) 19:57.42Junior GirlsAnya Botes 22:48.26Under-16 BoysMpilo Zondi 19:57.42SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

  • How to Create a Hyperlapse Plus 3 Cool Example Videos

    first_imgHyperlapse is motion applied to timelapse…and it’s sweeping the pro video community. In this post learn how to create your own hyperlapse video and check out a few impressive examples.Image from Trey Ratcliff on FlickrOver the last few years hyperlapse has become a sought-after video shooting technique. Unlike timelapse which is usually shot from a fixed position (tripod) or with subtle movement (slider/dolly), Hyperlapse requires the camera to be moved through long distances. The result are visually dynamic shots, with the camera sweeping around an object in hyper speed.As if timelapse shots weren’t tricky enough, hyperlapse shots require an even greater degree of technical skill and tricks – making sure the camera is stable and moves at a set interval for each frame.In this entertaining video tutorial by Indy Mogul, you’ll get a quick primer on how to shoot your own hyperlapse video using a tripod, chalk, tape measure and camera with intervalometer (in-camera tool for taking shots at a set interval). Bonus tip: Using the After Effects warp stabilizer gives a nice smooth result to your Hyperlapse footage.Want to see more examples of Hyperlapse shooting? Check out the videos below that showcase Hyperlapse shots in a variety of conditions and environments. Then, get out there and experiment on your own!last_img read more

  • Cyclone Fani: GoAir cancels flights to Bhubaneswar from Mumbai, Kolkata for Friday

    first_imgBudget carrier GoAir cancelled its flights on the Kolkata-Bhubaneswar and Mumbai-Bhubaneswar routes for Friday, owing to cyclone Fani and provide full refund to the passengers for its action. The extremely severe cyclonic storm is expected to hit the Odisha coast on Friday.“Owing to cyclonic storm Fani, the flights on the Kolkata-Bhubaneswar-Kolkata and Mumbai-Bhubaneswar-Mumbai routes stand cancelled for May 3,” GoAir said in a statement on Thursday.Earlier the airline had also announced waiving of the rescheduling/cancellations for its flights to and from Bhubaneswar, Kolkata and Ranchi between May 2 and May 5 in the wake of the cyclone.The operations of various domestic airlines have already been affected due to the oncoming cyclone.“GoAir is waiving cancellation and change fees for Bhubaneswar, Kolkata and Ranchi flights for travel between May 2 and May 5,” the airline said. It also said the passengers can re-book their flights within seven days of scheduled departure of the flight.Other States on the eastern coast, such as West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are also expected to be affected by the cyclone. Two other carriers – full service Vistara and budget carrier IndiGo – have already issued travel advisories to their respective customers on Twitter.IndiGo, later, in a revised statement said due to cyclone Fani, IndiGo flights to or from Bhubaneshwar have been disrupted. Flights later in the evening on Thursday are likely to be affected and all flights operating on Friday, stand cancelled.“We are accommodating passengers to the next available flights at no additional charge, waiving off cancellation fee and refunding full amount,” it said adding the airline will continue to review the situation and provide real time updates to passengers through various social platforms.last_img read more