Holmwood impress at G.C. Foster over-distance meet

first_imgDespite the presence of national high-school female track and field champions Edwin Allen in large numbers, it was the Holmwood Technical girls who stole the spotlight at Saturday’s first staging of the Gerald Claude Foster over-distant meet at the G.C. Foster College track. With coaches using the opportunity to test their athletes’ fitness going into the Christmas break, the girls from Christiana showed signs that they will once again be a force to be reckoned with in the upcoming season, showing good performances in the respective classes, finishing one – two in several of the events. Leading the way for Holmwood was first-year Class II athlete Shanette Allison. Allison an outstanding sprint hurdler at Champs, stopped the clock at 41.11, seconds to top her rivals in the Class II 300m. Her teammates Michae Harriot was second in 41.11 with Krishawna Wallace making it a top three clean sweep for Holmwood after finishing third in 41.69. Dyandra Gray was top for Holmwood in the Class III 300m, finishing ahead of her rivals in 41.08 seconds, as Edwin Allen’s Kevona Davis was second in 41.13 with her teammate, Ackelia Smith, coming in third overall in 41.67. Holmwood’s Shakera Williams was the best in the Class II 150m as she posted a quick 19.13 to be the fastest among her peers . Her teammate Marcia Spence, was second overall in 19.28 with Edwin Allen’s Machel Davis finishing third overall in 19.45. The Class I 150m win went to Holmwood’s Sauver Helcyann (18.55) with Edwin Allen’s Shellece Clarke, who was competing for the first time in the class, finishing second overall in a decent 18.87. another Holmwood girl, Kellisha King took third in 19.11 seconds. Athletes from the MVP Track Club also had good results in both the women 150m and 300m. In the 150m, former Wolmer’s Girls’ representative Kimberly Leach clocked 19.13 for the top spot with Melicka Newman (Knox), second in 19.31, while Xian-George Reid (UWI) was third in 19.46 seconds. Shennae Steele was the best over the 300m in 39.82 seconds. Former Vere standout Rene Medley of G.C. Foster College was second in 39.83 seconds, just ahead of her teammate Gayon Evans, who was third in 39.98 seconds. Former Green Island star Odail Todd led a clean sweep of the top three spots for G.C. Foster College in the mens, 300m. Todd was best in 34.28 seconds, the same time credited to Colin King, with Romario Williams coming in third in 34.78 seconds.last_img read more


Family still seeking compensation from GPL

first_img…for fallen pole damageFour weeks after a Guyana Power and Light (GPL) utility post crashed into an Industrial Site, Ruimveldt apartment, the occupants are still waiting on compensation for the damage that was sustained. Chevon Harry recalled that she was at home on October 18, 2018 when the pole came crashing down on her home. She noted that she was in the yard when the unstable pole, along with a transformer, fell into her home, damaging a section of her roof, appliances, and furniture. After the incident, workers erected a new utility pole in the same spot and restored the power, but no compensation was given to her to repair the damage. Harry noted that GPL requested a quotation for the damage assessment, but there has been no positive feedback. Her losses amounted to some $300,000.“I ain’t getting no positive answer. They remove the post and put back a post in the same place where the post fall out from. The electricity is not the problem, but the damage. When I go and get the quotation, is about $300,000,” said Harry.Images that were provided indicated that the house suffered substantial damage, and two televisions fell to the floor. Apart from the losses, the lives of Harry’s family members were put at risk.“I had to go and carry the TV to the technician and was two that break. Then I had to pay for the people do a quotation and nothing I’m not hearing from these people,” said the distraught woman.She indicated that last Thursday was the last time she tried contacting the utility company to get an update on her compensation. “I ain’t get no answer like today or tomorrow. Nothing.”When Guyana Times contacted GPL for a comment on the matter, all calls went unanswered. Harry, who has two children, said that she was still hoping that the power company would do the right thing and compensate her.last_img read more


Gunman kills phone card vendor

first_imgA Corentyne, Berbice cellular phone card dealer was on Wednesday afternoon shot dead during a robbery.Dead is Danian Jagdeo, 36, of Lot 12 Section G, Kings Street, Williamsburg, Corentyne, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).Dead: Danian JagdeoAccording to reports, Jagdeo had been distributing phone cards to his customers all day and was about to close off for the day when he was robbed.At Adventure, Jagdeo stopped at Country Chef Creole Snackette and was in conversation with the business owner when a lone man pretending to be a customer walked into the establishment. Reports are that Jagdeo enquired whether the business owner knew the strange-looking man entering the premises; however, before the owner could respond properly, the man whipped out a gun and aimed it at Jagdeo.Guyana Times understands that the owner ducked under the counter while several shots were fired.When the businessman resurfaced, the bandit was running out of the shop with Jagdeo’s bag while the injured man laid in a pool of blood.Police responded and assisted in carrying the injured Jagdeo to the Port Mourant Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The dead man’s wife, Marry Jagdeo, said she was at school when she received the news of her husband’s demise.“When I come, I meet him lying on the ground face down and I knew he was dead. All his hands were white…” the secondary school teacher said as she tried to hold back her tears.Reports are that the shooter left the premises and mounted a waiting motorbike and headed east. As the Police began their investigation, a motorbike was found abandoned at Friendship, three villages away. When the motorbike was found, the engine was still running.B Division (Berbice) Commander, Assistant Commissioner Ian Amsterdam said the motorbike was carrying a false registration plate. He explained that the two men abandoned the bike and boarded a car which continued to travel east.“So far, we know that the man was shot at least three times,” he said.Jagdeo leaves to mourn a wife and four children.last_img read more


Liverpool team news v Tottenham: Fitness concerns for trio and midfielder ruled out

first_imgLiverpool are waiting on the fitness of Raheem Sterling, Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana ahead of their pivotal clash with Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on Tuesday night.Sterling limped off with eight minutes remaining during the Reds’ goalless draw at Everton on Saturday, while Coutinho was withdrawn shortly after half-time at Goodison Park with a knee problem.The good news is that if either Sterling or Coutinho are ruled out, then Brendan Rodgers will be able to call upon Adam Lallana with the Northern Irishman saying the former Southampton man has a ‘big possibility’ to return against Spurs.However, Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva, who has been a key figure for Rodgers in recent weeks, is facing a spell on the sidelines with a thigh problem.Can Liverpool close the gap on Spurs in the race for Champions League qualification? Comment below… Liverpool are waiting on the fitness of Raheem Sterling, Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana ahead of their pivotal clash with Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on Tuesday night. 1last_img read more


Mavericks Barbers: Why men need to condition their hair

first_imgMAVERICKS BARBERS: This week the male grooming experts at Mavericks Barbershop Letterkenny We have heard the term being thrown about all our lives and sometimes even pretend to know what we are talking about. I’ve heard some lads saying “yeah you have to… I always do mine”. But how many of us know why? Why we need to condition our hair what does it do and how to do it? It’s something that just isn’t passed on to a young man when growing up! I would be impressed if any father sat his son down to say right son, today’s talk is about conditioning your hair…. Sometimes things are over complicated, well for us gentlemen it is very simple and I like keeping things simple so I’m not going to change on this one.We all know shampoo cleans your hair, but what exactly does a hair conditioner do for men?Your hair’s outer layer is covered in microscopic cells that look like fish scales. These cells, when damaged, push out, causing hair to look rough and out of condition. Conditioners work by smoothing down the scales so your hair looks tame, soft, healthy again and more manageable. Hair conditioner is just a fancy way of saying hair moisturizer. Conditioners put those hair moisturizers back into the hair, allowing it to look shiny and healthy. All men’s hair types, from greasy to dry can benefit from conditioning. There are many different types of men’s hair conditioners on the market, but in general, they all do the same thing.If you’d like a more convenient and masculine way to condition your hair well Mavericks has the answer to that too. In store, we have a range of hair tonics. A hair tonic is a hair conditioner designed for the male market for effortless application, you don’t have to be in the shower just put it in the hair like you would put in some gel. Excellent product easy to use and impressive results.You only need to use hair conditioner 1 -3x a week, depending on your hair’s condition and length.Short hair, in general, only needs to be conditioned 1 – 2x a week. The reason is because the hair strand is short, it can receive ample nutrients from the scalp.Longer hair needs to be conditioned 2 – 3x a week, depending on length and hair health. The longer your hair is, the harder it is for nutrients to make it to the end of your hair tips from your scalp, causing a conditioner to be a necessity The best men’s hair conditioners will also have highly moisturising natural ingredients such as aloe and vitamin E. How does a man condition his hair? After shampooing your hair, grab your conditioner and put a dab of it in your hair. Gently glide the conditioner over your hair, making sure to gently work it especially into your hair tip’s if you have longer hair. There’s no need to let it sit on your hair for a few minutes, once you’ve applied it, simply rinse it out of your hair.It will take a few weeks, but once you start working conditioner into your hair, you’ll start to notice fuller, more healthy-looking hair.Following the huge interest in our last column on tats & piercings keep an eye out for our next one, we will be following it up with what you need to know before you get a tattoo… Call into the shop today at Lower Main Street, Letterkenny and enjoy unrivalled 5 star male grooming the way it should be. Also follow us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/MaverickstraditionalbarbershopMavericks Barbers: Why men need to condition their hair was last modified: June 22nd, 2017 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:hairmale groomingmavericks traditional barberslast_img read more


BREAKING NEWS: JOANNE DOESN’T LAND APPRENTICE TITLE – BUT HEAD HELD HIGH!

first_imgDONEGAL business woman Joanne Sweeney-Burke failed to win the The Apprentice tonight – but can keep her head held high!Friends and fans gathered at An Grianan Theatre in Letterkenny to watch the Downings mum-of-two on TV3 compete in the final of the show.Joanne got a tough grilling in the final show, questioned about how she could commit to expanding her MediaBox PR business to Dublin. She was forced to remember the flight times for the Dublin-Donegal route.But she couldn’t name the news or business editors of several national newspapers and there was a typo in her CV – referring to pubic relations instead of public relations.However she did give a good presentation on her business.She got a huge round of applause – with some members of the audience in tears having learned how Joanne had built her business from scratch without any investment or an overdraft. Tonight Joanne told donegaldaily.com: “I’m over the moon – and it’s been tough keeping this secret for several weeks.“I want to thank everyone in Co Donegal who have supported me through thick and thin, not least my husband and two children.”The donegaldaily.com columnist (she didn’t file today!!!) added: “I had a great experience and loved every minute of it.”Bill told her living in Co Donegal worked against her, adding as her fired Joanne: “If this was a traditional series of The Apprentice you would have won hands down.”Joanne finished third – Bill chose Eugene as the next Apprentice, and will be investing in his auction house business. At the aftershow, Joanne said she had been emotional.“It had been tough, but I missed the female company. I was genuinely lonely,” she admitted.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comBREAKING NEWS: JOANNE DOESN’T LAND APPRENTICE TITLE – BUT HEAD HELD HIGH! was last modified: December 20th, 2011 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:Joanne SweeneyJoanne Sweeney-BurkeThe ApprenticeTV3last_img read more


GARTH BROOKS SUPERFAN MAKES IT TO CROKE PARK – TO ‘MEET’ THE STAR!

first_imgDONEGAL’S Garth Brooks superfan Edel Kirwan Roulston has made it to Croke Park….but she had to make do with a cardboard cut-out of her hero.Edel was one of many fans who couldn’t get tickets for the original show…months before the cancellation.So Brooks called Highland Radio and promised tickets for Edel. Alas it wasn’t to be (and we’re not going to go into why AGAIN!)So here’s Edel, friends and Mr Brooks pictured today – outside Croke Park!“There was no-one else to be seen,” said a sad Edel.  GARTH BROOKS SUPERFAN MAKES IT TO CROKE PARK – TO ‘MEET’ THE STAR! was last modified: July 28th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:concertEdel KirwanGarth Brookslast_img read more


INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED INTO ALLEGED THEFT OF DRUGS AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: An internal investigation has been launched at Letterkenny General Hospital into the alleged theft of medications.Letterkenny General HospitalManagement has confirmed to Donegal Daily that the incident relates to one department at the hospital.We understand that staff at the department have now been told that they may be interviewed by Gardai as part of that investigation. The exact quantity of drugs missing as part of the alleged theft has not been disclosed.An official statement issued on behalf of the hospital by Saolta University Health Care Group to Donegal Daily confirmed the investigation.However, the statement says that Gardai are not involved and a Garda spokesman has confirmed that they have not been officially notified of the internal investigation.“An internal investigation has been initiated by the management at Letterkenny General Hospital following an audit of medication stockholding in one department. “Further action will be determined by the outcome of that investigation.The Gardaí are not involved.“Letterkenny General Hospital is not in a position to comment further.”Our sources have indicated that it is suspected that quantities of tablets have gone missing from the identified department since the beginning of this year.The investigation is the latest to hit the hospital since torrential rainfall caused more than €40 million worth of damage to the building in the summer of 2013.A report is also ongoing into the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a surveillance camera in the maintenance area of the hospital in March this year. A report on the matter was due to be made public in October but this has not happened yet.INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED INTO ALLEGED THEFT OF DRUGS AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL was last modified: November 8th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:drugsGardaihospitaltheftlast_img read more


No-Till Spring Field Day draws big numbers with soil health message

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As has become the norm for the event, those curious about no-till and cover crops made the pilgrimage and packed the farm shop on David Brandt’s Fairfield County farm yesterday.Stories of no-till and cover crop successes and failures were swapped over lunch and dedication levels to building soil health were reinvigorated by the compelling line-up of speakers, and, of course, the internationally known host of the 2016 Ohio No-Till Council Spring Field Day. License plates on the trucks parked in the field were from all over the country and from Canada, with a few folks making the trip from Toronto — all on an early spring day when there were probably several other things that could have been addressed on their farms back home. Nonetheless, the more-people-than-seats crowd was eager to learn and attentive.Ray Archuleta, the dynamic Natural Resource Conservation Service soil health specialist, led off the program with several different visual demonstrations showing the powerful combination of no-till and cover crops. He said the biggest limiting factor in rejuvenating our soils is the human mind.Ray Archuleta on learning from natureArchuleta encouraged the listeners to think about how the soils they farm were originally formed.“The soil in the forest and prairie are covered 24/7 and they have animals in the system. They have diversity and they are never bare. We need to follow some of those principles and mimic nature on our farms,” he said. “Buffalo, for example, group very tightly because of predators. Now some of our graziers are grouping cattle very tightly using hotwire. That gives us better manure distribution and we are getting great responses from our pastures.”Mother Nature is also a very low input, low cost operator.“If you teach people how the soil functions, they use fewer inputs that can end up in the waterways and it is less costly for the farm,” Archuleta said. “If we can cover the soil, sequester those nutrients and use the right soil tests, we are using fewer inputs.”USDA-NRCS soil scientist Barry Fisher followed up with instructing attendees to take a systems approach to improving soil health.“Some people are looking at one practice like cover crops or no-till, but when you change one thing inBarry Fisheryour cropping system it will affect the rest of your system. You may have to adapt your nutrient management to compliment the no-till or you may have to look at your crop rotation and see how cover crops will integrate into that. You have to think about a systems approach to get the most benefit out of the management style we are talking about here,” Fisher said. “I get to spend a lot of time with some of the top farmers around the country who are integrating this system. Farmers have to adapt their management every year and throughout the year. They have to watch the weather and the conditions and make those adaptive management changes throughout the season. When you are talking about the economics of cover crops, you first have to look at how farmers have adapted the management to make those cover crops work the best. And in almost every situation, you find that those producers are showing some really nice net gains when they optimize and integrate these systems.”One of the most significant drivers of the economic benefits of the cover crop/no-till combination is water management.“A lot of the benefit comes down to water management. Water makes grain. Cover crops are enabling us to build organic matter and aggregate stability to allow water to infiltrate. Water goes in where the raindrop lands and that is different than hitting the surface and running across the surface and then getting in. With that same organic matter we are then able to hold water. It allows us to manage water better,” Fisher said. “Not only are we allowing it to get in, but we can hold it until grain fill in the hot part of summer. If we can hold an extra half inch or inch for when the plant needs it, that equates to yield and that really helps from an economic benefit.”The event also featured tips from a panel of experienced farmers, a soil pit discussion and field demonstrations.last_img read more


Companies on Wikipedia: Apple’s Fans Get it Right

first_imgAccording to a new study by Milan-based consultancy firm Lundquist, Apple has the best Wikipedia entry among Fortune Global 500 companies. Lundquist ranked Wikipedia pages according to the quality of the data in the infobox, page features like links and citations and the quality and availability of page sections like company history and charts.Today, 489 out of the Global 500 companies are featured on Wikipedia, though the majority of companies scored very low on Lundquist’s scale. The average score was just 11 out of a possible 25 points. Apple’s entry scored 22 points.Top Wikipedia PagesApple (22 pts)BT (21.5 pts)Nokia (21 pts)Royal Dutch Shell (21 pts)Ford Motor (20.5 pts)Toyota Motor (20.5 pts)BAE Systems (20 pts)Bank of America (20 pts)BP (20 pts)Dell (20 pts)Wikipedia is one of the first entry points for Internet users who are looking for more information about a company. A lot of companies score very low on Lundquist’s scale, however. Quite a few entries, for example, don’t even mention what geographic area the company serves or display any data bout the company’s board members or number of employees. According to the company’s researchers, entries for companies in the computer and IT services industry have the highest average score, while the entries for pharmaceutical and health care companies rank the lowest.According to Lundquist, Sumitomo Electric Industries and the French financial services group Crédit Industriel & Commercial have the worst Wikipedia pages of all the Global Fortune 500 companies.What Can Companies Do to Improve Their Pages?As the report’s authors point out, companies are strongly discouraged from editing their own articles on Wikipedia. There are some things, however, that these companies can do to enhance their entries. Here are three recommendations from the report, which don’t just apply to large companies: respect the rules of Wikipedia make copyright-free images available to the Wikipedia community only edit factual information like quarterly results or management changes (Wikipedia actually encourages companies to do this, though it’s probably best to explain the edit in detail) use discussion pages to interact with editors engage and help editors who are interested in the company or the company’s products monitor your company’s Wikipedia article for updates and vandalism Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Apple#news#user-generated content#web center_img frederic lardinois Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more