Contractors laying the cable at Princess Street, Georgetown and across the Demerara River in June of this year (GPL images)The Maritime Administration Department (MARAD) in a notice dated August 5, 2019, informed that the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Incorporated commenced a cable-laying exercise on Wednesday across the Demerara River, but the power company has denied.In a public notice published in Guyana Times on Wednesday, the Maritime Department said it “hereby notifies all vessels calling Port Georgetown and those within the port that the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) will undertake submarine cable burial activities across the Demerara River”.The notice further informed, “this operation which will be conducted from their Kingston, Georgetown facility, would commence on August 7, 2019 for a period of 12 days and will incorporate the use of the M/T Mindy Lynn, M/T Red Dawn, D/B Gaico Marine and D/B Gaico Marine 2”.As such, the Department warned mariners to pay heed to the navigational signals while moving along this route. It also asked that mariners contact the VHF Ch 16 or via Georgetown Lighthouse if required.Although this is the case, the Public Relations Officer of the power company, Shevion Sears, told this newspaper that the works are scheduled to happen, but GPL is not certain when this will take place.“It is scheduled to happen, but the date that they published, which is today (Wednesday), is inaccurate. They are still discussing (when works will begin) so we don’t know as yet,” she explained.When asked if works will be done on the same Kingston to Vreed-en-Hoop cable, she responded in the affirmative. “It’s the same line,” Sears added.On June 15, GPL informed that remedial works to rectify the damaged submarine cable across the Demerara River linking the Vreed-en-Hoop and Kingston power plants were completed.The cable 69kV submarine cable laid on the river bed along the channel of the Demerara River, and connecting its Vreed-en-Hoop and Kingston Power Stations, was the first cable to be damaged.GPL had warned that residents along the West Bank and West Coast of Demerara may not be relieved of power failures just yet.Last month, a credible source at GPL related that it is awaiting a “part” to rectify that submarine cable.The 13.8kV submarine cable, which rests along the upper Demerara River within proximity of Craig, East Bank Demerara, was dislodged by a barge sailing along the Demerara River on June 6, 2019.
Meanwhile, the hitchhikers are everywhere – at street corners, crosswalks, stoplights. Whole families with luggage hitch to and from the airport. On the capital’s outskirts, government inspectors wave down government vehicles. Those with empty seats must take hitchhikers, a law that results in 68million free rides a year, according to the Communist Party newspaper Granma. Most drivers believe it’s their civic duty to give free rides, but sometimes a hitchhiker will hop in uninvited. Janeth Gonzalez, 20, who climbed into a car stopped at a light, told the stranger at the wheel that she was headed to her home in downtown Havana. No big deal – “Even the police do it,” she said. Melba, an 18-year-old dance student still in her black tights as she hitchhiked from school, said she had been hitchhiking alone since she was 14. Preferring not to give her surname, she said the only problem she ever had was when the car that picked her up sideswiped another and she was delayed for two hours while the police sorted out blame. HAVANA – Laura Garcia doesn’t have a car and the change in her pocket won’t cover a 15-cent bus fare. But standing by a crumbling overpass, sweating in her shorts, sunglasses and skimpy top, the 18-year-old says a free ride is only an outstretched thumb away. “People will take you. You can always find drivers to help,” said Garcia, who studies law in Havana and was going to see her parents in Pinar del Rio, a 90-minute ride west. Hitchhiking is a way of life in communist Cuba, where cars are scarce, a gallon of gas costs a third of a civil servant’s monthly salary, and public transportation is unreliable and overcrowded. Lately, things have worsened, with even acting President Raul Castro admitting in December that public transport was “practically on the point of collapse.” Last year, the government announced the purchase of 7,000 buses from China, and hundreds more Chinese buses are said to be on the way since Castro took power from his ailing brother, Fidel, in July.
Naomh Columba 29.01.13We start this week, yet again, with our heartfelt comhghairdeas to Coláíste na Carraige on their latest county title.The under 16 team were victorious in an enthralling encounter with Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair on Friday afternoon last. Well done to all the lads, and a particular congratulations to Paddy, Damien and Neilly. We look forward to following the lads as they go on to tackle Ulster. The school senior team will contest the Ulster quarter final this Friday, February 1st.The Southern Regional College in Newry will provide the opposition, with the game scheduled for a 12 noon throw-in in Dromore, Co Tyrone. We wish Noel and the lads the very best of luck. Our fourth annual Stars in Their Eyes night takes place in Ionad Pobail Mhín an Aoire on Saturday next, February 9th. Doors open at 8pm and the show starts at 9pm. We have an exciting line-up this year, and some very unexpected faces, so we hope ye will all join us for another good nights entertainment.The preparations for our fundraising fight night are well underway, and training has commenced on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings, at 8pm in the Lár Chomhairle office in Malinmore. We are looking to recruit several more boxers, so if you feel that you can commit to the training schedule, and are interested in taking part, please contact Kevin Squires, Noel Ellis, or contact the club via our Facebook page. The club are currently in the process of designing a new website. Our old website is long since defunct, and although we have a strong presence on both Facebook and Twitter, we feel these mediums do not cater for everyone. The site will be similar to the old one, in that it will be fully bilingual, and will cover all aspects of club news and activities. We are looking for our members input into the new site, and would welcome any suggestions on suitable content, and also any donations of pictures!Go raibh maith agaibh. Cúrsaí lotto na seachtaine seo caite: ní raibh buaiteoir ar bith, agus tá duaisc histe de €2700 againn don tseachtain seo. Ba iad na huimhreacha a tháinig amach ná 7. 15. 16. 19. GAA: NAOMH COLUMBA GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: January 29th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA: NAOMH COLUMBA GAA CLUB NEWS
MORE THAN 100 runners took part in this evening’s John Kilmartin Memorial 5k in Milford.All the results are here…just click the link below:Milford 5k 2015 RESULTS FROM THE JOHN KILMARTIN 5K IN MILFORD was last modified: August 28th, 2015 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)
Unless you checked the lists of transactions every day, especially during the weeks following the end of the lockout, you might not have realized that some of the league’s most popular players are skating for new teams this season. Hull is now a member of Wayne Gretzky’s Phoenix Coyotes, Lindros is with Toronto, Kariya is on Nashville, and Roenick is in Los Angeles. And that’s just for starters. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 As a result of the NHL’s new collective bargaining agreement, which includes a $39 million salary cap, teams were forced to part with stars to get their payrolls down. Meanwhile, small-market teams benefited by being on equal ground with large-market clubs in negotiating contracts with top free agents. “We didn’t have the budget to give them,” Pittsburgh general manager Craig Patrick said shortly after the lockout was settled in July. “Now we do, and we can pay the going rate.” And so they did. Pittsburgh was among the most active teams in the free-agent market, signing all-star forwards John LeClair, Ziggy Palffy and defenseman Sergei Gonchar. Forward Mark Recchi also signed with the Penguins in July 2004. Technically, this is Hull’s second year with the Coyotes, because he signed as a free agent in August 2004. But that’s easily forgotten, since the lockout prevented him from playing for Phoenix until now. Lindros rooted for the Maple Leafs while growing up, and is eager to play in Toronto after spending three mostly ineffective seasons with the New York Rangers. “It’s obviously a dream come true. It’s an absolute thrill,” Lindros said when he signed a one-year deal nearly two months ago. After nine seasons with the Mighty Ducks and one with Colorado, Kariya signed for two years and became perhaps the biggest acquisition in Predators history. “He had a lot of places to go,” general manager David Poile said. “The fact (is) he chose Nashville, and I think in some regards that’s got to be somewhat of a stunner that he chose here instead of going to some other bigger market where he could get more fanfare.” Roenick, acquired in a trade with Philadelphia, brings his high-scoring skills and colorful personality to the Kings – although he missed most of the preseason with a concussion. “I’m an L.A. kind of guy,” Roenick said. “Those who know me will understand that.” Roenick isn’t the Kings’ lone big-name newcomer. High-scoring right wings Pavol Demitra and Valeri Bure signed free-agent deals in August, and center Craig Conroy finally will make his Los Angeles debut after signing in July 2004. Edmonton made a big splash by acquiring top defenseman and former league MVP Chris Pronger from St. Louis, and Michael Peca, one of the league’s top defensive forwards, from the New York Islanders for center Mike York. Atlanta also got busy in the free-agent rush, signing all-star forwards Peter Bondra and Bobby Holik, and goalie Mike Dunham, and acquiring high-scoring Marian Hossa from Ottawa for Dany Heatley. Goalie Nikolai Khabibulin, one of the stars of Tampa Bay’s Stanley Cup victory in 2004, is now between the pipes for Chicago after signing a four-year deal. And for those searching rosters for Mark Messier, Al MacInnis, Ron Francis or Scott Stevens – they retired. Their probable next stop: the Hall of Fame. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Quick … what team is Brett Hull on? How about Eric Lindros? Or Paul Kariya? What about Jeremy Roenick? If you’re stumped by the whereabouts of any of these NHL stars, don’t worry – you’re not alone.
This is essentially a bank operated by the state. It has 13 home-buying help programs, including down payment assistance and 30-year loans at below market rates. Last year, it funded $1.3 billion in home loans and there is a lot of air above that number, said Eric Johnson, a marketing specialist at the agency. About half the loans are made to Hispanic buyers, but the programs are mostly based on income limits rather than ethnicity. “Our programs are for people who otherwise would not be able to get in a house and we want to help them get in,” Johnson said. The programs include below-market-rate loans and down payment assistance. Its price limits are adjusted every six months and it processes loans at the same speed as big commercial lenders, Johnson said. They’d like more customers. “We’re not going to run out of money or personnel,” he said. www.realtor.com It’s the official site of the National Association of Realtors and one way to price-shop a variety of markets from home. The site includes links to other home-related sites. And it has a primer for buyers and sellers. www.car.org This is the California Association of Realtors site. It features monthly sales and price information from major markets around the state. www.hsh.com This is the site for the nation’s biggest tracker of mortgage-market information. It posts interest-rate information for markets across the country and calculators that will help you figure out how much of a house your income will buy. www.freddiemac.com and www.fanniemae.com These are the sites of the two major mortgage-market players and each features links to educational programs. They help buyers through their conforming loan limits. The two companies buy loans from lenders and the conforming limit is the maximum-size loan they will purchase. The limit is based on the October-to-October change in the average housing price. The current limit is $359,650 and it is sure to be raised in November. But it doesn’t offer much hope in California, though. For example, based on median prices, there is just one region in the state – the High Desert, which includes the Antelope Valley – where the limit comes into play. And houses for sale in every ZIP code in the Valley is well above the conforming limit. The state Realtors’ group is lobbying to get California a better shake. Gregory J. Wilcox, (818) 713-3743 email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Jim Hamilton, president of the California Association of Realtors, said it’s a challenging shopping environment, even with help. “In many cases, the housing prices will outstrip the programs that are out there,” he said. And many programs are underused because people simply don’t know about them. Here are some links you might want to save for some future house-hunting assistance. And remember that in many instances you can qualify as a first-time buyer if you have not owned a home for three years. www.calhfa.ca.gov Help, both financial and educational, is available for people trying to buy their first home. The easy part is finding the help. The hard part in this high-priced market is finding a house that qualifies for the help. It’s possible, but you might have to make some compromises. They could include a long commute rather than living close to work, buying a property that needs rehabbing and doing it yourself or moving into a neighborhood known more for grit that glitz.
Des Moines, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team closed out its home schedule with a convincing 5-2 win over Valparaiso Saturday afternoon at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Drake 5, Valparaiso 24/13/2019 at Des Moines, Iowa (Roger Knapp Tennis Center)Singles competition1. Liza Petushkova (DU) def. Czerwonka, Claire (VALPO) 6-2, 6-12. Carmen Palumbo (DU) def. Modesto, Meg (VALPO) 6-0, 6-13. Daria Walczak (DU) def. Sysouvanh, Dao (VALPO) 6-4, 6-04. Sophia Haleas (DU) def. Schoolcraft, I. (VALPO) 6-3, 6-45. Wind, Randi (VALPO) def. Kenya Williams (DU), by forfeit6. Kopfer, Jordan (VALPO) def. No player (DU), by forfeit at Bradley 4/20/2019 – 11 A.M. The win improves the Bulldogs to 2-1 in the Missouri Valley Conference heading into the final week of league play. The Bulldogs close the regular season next weekend with matches at Bradley and Illinois State. Match NotesValparaiso 3-14 (0-3)Drake 8-13 (2-1)Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (5,6,2,1,3,4) The Bulldogs easily won the doubles point with a 6-1 win at No. 1 doubles and a 6-2 victory at No. 2 doubles. Doubles competition1. Daria Walczak/Carmen Palumbo (DU) def. Czerwonka, Claire/Sysouvanh, Dao (VALPO) 6-12. Liza Petushkova/Kenya Williams (DU) def. Modesto, Meg/Schoolcraft, I. (VALPO) 6-23. Kopfer, Jordan/Wind, Randi (VALPO) def. Sophia Haleas/No player (DU), by forfeit Next Game: Full Schedule Roster The team also ran through the singles lineup with straight-set wins at Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 singles. Daria Walczak’s 6-4, 6-0 win at No. 3 singles was the clinching match for the Bulldogs after Carmen Palumbo and Liza Petushkova opened singles play by winning their matches. Box Score (HTML) Story Links Drake won every match contested with the Crusaders’ two lone points coming via forfeits. Print Friendly Version Preview
SEATTLE — Throughout the chaos that ensued inside the A’s clubhouse for the playoff-clincher. The Budweisers that were being sprayed around like water guns. The champagne that bounced off the plastic curtains. A few A’s players decided to take a break from all that for a more intimate special moment.Blake Treinen gathered teammates Matt Olson and Ryan Buchter, along with bench coach Ryan Christenson, and led them through the tunnel from the clubhouse up the dugout stairs and onto the grass at …
Maya Mircetich led the way with 12 kills, Bella Peterman added 10 kills and four blocks and Arcata High volleyball stayed perfect in Big 5 Conference play with a three-set victory (25-18, 25-17, 25-15) on the road at Eureka, Thursday night at Jay Willard Gymnasium.Avery Thornburgh supplied eight kills and another four blocks for Arcata in the win while Mekaynea Solia supplied five kills and 10 digs and Erin Lamphear, 16 service points.Bella Vigil led Eureka with four kills while Cambelle …