More rainfall expected over next 3 days

first_img…as floodwaters recede in MahdiaAfter being affected by floodwaters, the township of Mahdia in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), found some relief as the water is slowly receding. On Saturday, while the area was still flooded, the water was not as high as it was on Friday.As the water receded, officials from the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) continued with their relief efforts.The flooding was as a result of heavy rainfall accumulating up to a few feet of water by the mid-morning hours.Head of the CDC, Kester Craig told Guyana Times on Saturday that supplies were distributed to the affected families. It was estimated that at least 25 homes were flooded and while they were planning to set up shelters for some persons, everyone was allowed to return to their homes.This publication was informed that sections of the main roadway suffered damages, and officials of the Public Infrastructure Ministry were also deployed to the area, where an assessment is being conducted.“The officers are there distributing relief supplies at the moment. No one is in shelters. We have persons from the CDC and Public Infrastructure. There is a road that is damaged so the Ministry of Public Infrastructure is doing their assessment,” Craig asserted.During the rainy season, Mahdia is prone to flooding. This is even more undesirable given the fact that it was just established as a newly formed township.A resident, Daniel Smith, explained that he woke up to water in his home and was quite surprised when he ventured outside to see the entire area under water.“The water was really high in the house and we get some damages. But the water took some time and in the afternoon it start to go down. We are now cleaning up so we can spend the night in the house here. The rain is falling a bit but I hope it don’t rain hard,” he said.While the area is prone to flooding during the rainy season, Friday’s flooding is the largest flash flood they have seen in years.As the situation resumes to normalcy, officials have warned that heavy rainfall is expected within the next three days, urging residents in low-lying areas to brace themselves and take precautions.Areas that are expected to have heavy amounts of precipitation include Mabaruma, Wauna White Water and Kumaka in Region One (Barima-Waini); Fort Island in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara); Grass Hook, Bush Lot, Abary, Abary Lass in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice); Albion in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), Imbaimadai and Mahdia in Region Eight; Kwatamang in Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) and Wismar, West Watooka, 58 Miles Mabura Road, Ituni and Great Falls in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).An aerial view of a section of the flooded area in Mahdialast_img read more

North Central Government Association holds annual meeting

first_imgBy Adam ReaburnDespite a motion by Fort Nelson Mayor Bill Streeper to remove Doug Roper from the North Central Local Government Association, Roper will remain on as a director.On April 26th, Council from the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality voted Councillor Roper out as their representative.  Even with that decision, Roper will still be a Director-at-Large following elections at the organizations annual meeting in Smithers.- Advertisement -The new president of the NCLGA will be Dawson Creek Mayor Mike Bernier.  Bernier has replaced Karen Goodings from the Peace River Regional District.  Councillor Bruce Christensen of Fort St. John will remain a member of the NCLGA Executive Board as the Peace River Regional Representative.Each year representatives from communities in the NCLGA meet to pass resolutions that the organization will petition the Union of BC Municipalities and the Province of BC to enact.  Some of the resolutions brought forward this year includeEncouraging tax incentives to encourage growth in the alternative energy industryLobby to re-instate Government Gaming Grants for non-profit groupsLobbying the different levels of government in order to see 1% of the HST come back to local municipalitiesMake winter snow tires mandatory in the Province of BCFor a full list of resolutions passed, visit www.nclga.ca Advertisementlast_img read more

Capital FM drawn with RMS for Betway SJAK Sports Day

first_imgQuarterfinalsQ1: Winner A vs Runner up DQ2: winner B vs Runner up CQ3: Winner C vs Runner up BQ4: Winner D vs Runner up ASemifinalsSF1: Winner Q1 vs Winner Q2SF2: Winner Q3 vs Winner Q4Third place playoffLoser SF1 vs Loser SF2FinalsWinner SF1 vs Winner SF0Shares0000(Visited 48 times, 1 visits today) Group B has Mediamax, who finished third in the 2018 edition, Kass, Switch TV and Opera News.Nation Media Group has been thrown in the ‘group of death’ where they will face their perennial rivals Standard Media Group, freelancers and Metropol TV in pool C while Radio Africa highlights Group D alongside national broadcaster KBC, Mount Kenya TV and Soka.co.ke.Capital FM’s Ashleigh Ali competing in the egg race. Photo/ERIC BARASAThe annual get together for sports scribes that aims at celebrating the International Sports Journalists Day, has seen this year’s prize money increase to Ksh200,000 to be shared among the podium finishers and airtime courtesy of telecommunication company Safaricom.The winner will walk home with Ksh100, 000, runners-up will take Ksh60, 000 as third finishers will pocket Ksh40, 000.The event that will comprise of 16 media houses, received a shot in the arm when global soft drinks manufacturer Coca Cola and telecommunications giants Safaricom injected their support to complement Betway’s sponsorship.Each team will comprise ten participants, three of whom must be of the female gender. The five competitions on the day include 4x100m relay, football, tug of war, egg race and sack race.Each team will earn points from each event with the overall winners crowned championsPools for SJAK Sports Day-SJAK Sports Day Group-Group A: Capital FM, Royal Media, Ebru TV, Online TeamsGroup B: Mediamax, Switch TV, Kass, Opera NewsGroup C: Standard Group, Nation Media Group, Metropol TV, FreelancersGroup D: Radio Africa, KBC, Mount Kenya, Soka.co.ke 0Shares0000Capital FM receiving the title from KCB Corporate Communication Manager Peter Mwaura. Photo/Eric BarasaNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 – Defending champions Capital FM have been drawn with last year’s second placed team Royal Media Services in Group A for this year’s Betway Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) Sports Day scheduled for Saturday at the Kasarani Stadium.Serial winners Capital FM edged out RMS on points after winning the tug-of-war decider and the two will renew rivalry once again this year in a pool that also has Ebru TV and Online Outlets.last_img read more

Celtic miss out on loan deal for Real Madrid teen sensation Odegaard

first_img1 Rayo Vallecano have emerged as favourites ahead of Celtic to sign Real Madrid teen sensation Martin Odegaard on loan in January.The highly-rated Norwegian has yet to feature for Real’s first team this season and is reportedly keen on loan deal to secure regular playing time.Celtic had registered strong interest in the 16-year-old during the summer but Real were eager to keep hold of him for the opening months of Rafael Benitez’s reign.However, according to Periodista Digital, Rayo and Los Blancos and close to agreeing a deal which would see Odegaard move to the Campo de Futbol de Vallecas for the second half of the campaign. Martin Odegaard last_img

GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE CONTINUE FINE RUN OF FORM WITH WIN OVER MAC CUMHAILLS

first_imgNaomh Muire continued their recent run of collecting points which is slowly moving them off the bottom of the league table.Naomh Muire will host a Cúl Camp from the 27th June – 1st July. This Camp is for Primary school children aged between 6 to 13 years old. The camp will run from 10am until 2.30pm each day. For more details, please see our Facebook page or the Cúl Camps website This week’s winning numbers: 2,4,5,8. We had 8 match 3 winners; Owenie McGarvey, Cathal Gallagher, N F Hannaford, Benny Gillespie, Mickey Point Gallagher, Darren Sweeney, Edward Sweeney and Mary-Ellen Sweeney. Next weeks jackpot is €2060, remember if you’re not in you can’t win!! Play our weekly club Lotto online at: www.naomhmuire.ie.Naomh Muire 100club May Draw:€500; Antoin O’Dochartaigh (Toin a Bhaile)€200; Conor McDowell (Mullachderg) €100each; Maeve&Eddie Ward (Beal na Cruite), Joe Devenney (Colaiste na Rosann), Peggy Stack (North Carolina/Ardveen),€50each; Paul Gallagher (Ranamona), Gerard Carson (An Bhraid)GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE CONTINUE FINE RUN OF FORM WITH WIN OVER MAC CUMHAILLS was last modified: June 8th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANAOMH MUIRESportlast_img read more

Rangers complete signing of striker Kyle Lafferty on two-year deal

first_img📝 #RangersFC are today delighted to announce the signing of Kyle Lafferty (@laffk10) on a two-year deal from @JamTarts.➡️ https://t.co/6pRkfUfZ63 pic.twitter.com/VK9uIx8ZoH— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) August 22, 2018Manager Gerrard believes the title-winning experience of “Rangers nut” Lafferty will be a vital addition to his squad.“That’s the key, that’s vital to us,” the Ibrox boss said of his new signing.“He knows what this club is about. There is no risk in terms of him performing in front of the demands of this crowd and this club, and the expectation.“I believe we’re a young squad so he brings vital experience to us. He’s a Rangers nut, he is desperate to come, and I think he ticks all the boxes that I’m looking for, what I want from a frontman. We know we are quite bare up there without him.” Kyle Lafferty has sealed his return to Rangers pic.twitter.com/LuYiLi1jKi— klaff10 (@laffk10) August 22, 2018 Lafferty was strongly linked with a move to join Steven Gerrard in Glasgow this summer and he arrived for a medical on Wednesday, with the move confirmed just hours later.He is set to make his first appearance back in a Rangers shirt on Thursday, when they take on Russia side Ufa in their Europa League play-off.In his previous spell with the Light Blues, Lafferty scored 38 goals in 138 games.He netted 19 goals in all competitions for Hearts last season, and manager Gerrard will be hoping he picks up where he left off when he pulls on a Rangers jersey again. 3 3 Lafferty scored 19 goals for Hearts last season center_img The 30-year-old has played for Sion, Palermo and Norwich since leaving Ibrox when the club went into liquidation in 2012.He was a key man for Hearts, where he enjoyed his time on and off the park after crediting the club with helping him fight a gambling problem.And Gerrard is pleased to welcome a more mature but still edgy player.“I was raw, I was inexperienced and I made similar mistakes, and I got over-excited,” the former Liverpool captain said. “I don’t think there is anything wrong with that. I love that in a footballer.“Of course we want to channel it in the right direction but I think with age and maturity I calmed down and simmered a bit, but at the same time still tried to play on the edge, and I think that’s where top performances and important performances come.” Rangers have confirmed the re-signing of former striker Kyle Lafferty from Scottish Premiership rivals Hearts.The 30-year-old has penned a two-year deal to return to Ibrox, where he won three league titles, a Scottish Cup and two League Cups between 2008 and 2012. Kyle Lafferty is Northern Ireland’s second highest scorer of all time 3 Hearts owner Ann Budge told fans the club had little option but to sell Lafferty after the forward made his desire to sign for Rangers known.Budge told the club’s official website: “It is no secret that this has been a particularly difficult and drawn-out affair.“While we have no desire to sell our players to other teams in the league, when a player has his mind fully set on moving, it is difficult to reach an alternative conclusion.”last_img read more

DONEGAL MAN’S ‘MUCKISH’ PUB GETTING RAVE REVIEWS IN TORONTO

first_imgPic: Toronto StarA CO Donegal man is winning rave reviews for his pub in Toronto – named after a piece of home.Ards native John McFadden has been gone from these shores for almost 40 years.And according to The Toronto Star this week, John is one of the few publicans offering a real Irish pub to his customers in his Muckish Irish Pub. “Now marking five years, owner John McFadden named the pub after Muckish, a mountain in his native home of Donegal where his father mined quartz sand used to make optical glass,” writes reviewer Brian Towie.“You’ll find the Northern Irish in particular come here to raise a Guinness or two and hear familiar, friendly voices — though still part of the republic, Donegal is right next door to Northern Ireland.“They’ll also come for the fiddling and broadcasts of Gaelic football and hurling — the latter best described in North American terms as very similar to field hockey, dating back some 3,000 years to the ancient Celts.”There is of also of course a signed Donegal jersey taking pride of place in the pub. You can read the rest of the review here:http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/2013/10/16/muckish_a_pub_that_deserves_to_call_itself_irish.html DONEGAL MAN’S ‘MUCKISH’ PUB GETTING RAVE REVIEWS IN TORONTO was last modified: October 18th, 2013 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:ArdsIrish PubJohn McFaddenMuckishTorontolast_img read more

Donegal set for heat and showers as Met Eireann warns of flooding

first_imgMet Eireann have warned Donegal showers on Sunday through to next week – with spot flooding in some areas. The forecast comes just days after a yellow weather warning was issued for rain across the county.On Sunday, heavy rain will move in from the Atlantic and become widespread into the afternoon and evening. “Spot flooding is possible later, especially across the west and northwest. Feeling humid in a moderate to fresh southwest breezes,” Met Eireann said.“On Sunday morning rain will spread across Ulster. It will extend to remaining areas in the afternoon and continue for the rest of the day. It will be heavy at times with a risk of localised flooding, especially in Ulster. Highest temperatures of 18 to 21 degrees with fresh southerly winds, strong on coasts.”Monday will be a warm and humid day with long spells of sunshine with temperatures reaching up to 26 degrees – but showers will set in again from Tuesday in some parts.Donegal set for heat and showers as Met Eireann warns of flooding was last modified: July 21st, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Property tax set to benefit rural Donegal next year, figures show

first_imgDonegal is among several counties that are set to benefit from property tax from Dublin and Cork homeowners, it has emerged. Unpublished Department of Housing figures show more than €40m of the €202m property tax expected to be raised in Dublin next year will be used to build houses and roads in other counties, according to the Irish Independent.  Meanwhile, €10m of the €52m raised from Cork property owners will also be handed over to a centralised Government fund and dispersed to rural local authorities struggling to balance their budgets.Cork and Dublin homeowners will account for more than half of the €488m collected next year, according to the Department’s local property tax allocation figures.The allocation figures show local authorities in Donegal (€16m), Tipperary (€16m), Mayo (€11m), Waterford (€11m) and Monaghan (€8m) will be the biggest benefactors of property tax raised in other counties.The average property tax paid in Dublin next year will be €540 a year, and this increases to a massive €620 for homeowners living in the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area.In Dublin city, the average property tax will be €350, in South Dublin it will be €323 and in Dublin Fingal it will be €369. This compares with Donegal homeowners, who will on average pay just €152 a year.The average in Longford will be €124, Leitrim €132, Cavan €145 and Carlow €174.The averages were calculated using the Revenue Commissioner’s most recent figures for the number of homeowners who are due to pay property tax this year.Property tax set to benefit rural Donegal next year, figures show was last modified: August 28th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Joe Pavelski signs with Dallas Stars, ending era with Sharks

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device SAN JOSE — Another veteran will be selected to replace Joe Pavelski as the Sharks’ captain in the coming months. Another player will take over his stall inside the team’s dressing room.But the process of replacing Pavelski’s production and leadership style, and all of the intangibles he brought to the organization over 13 memorable seasons, likely won’t be so simple.The Sharks began a new era Monday after Pavelski …last_img