$65M Police station commissioned at La Parfaite Harmonie

first_imgA new Police station was officially commissioned at La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara (WBD), on Friday, almost two years after residents in that area had made calls for the much-needed Police presence in the area.The $65M new Police station that was commissioned at La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank DemeraraAccording to Police Commissioner Leslie James, it is expected that with the new Police station in a booming housing development location, most of the security concerns of residents will be addressed in a timely manner since Police assistance in that area can now be easily accessed.“We will make it very clear to the ranks stationed here that our motto must be maintained, that is, service and protection. It is a clear display of the fact that we are all serious to deal with the issue of crime, to deal with the issue of protecting our citizens in the length and breadth of this great nation. So today (Friday), being here to witness this simple, but important, ceremony which is the commissioning of the La Parfaite Harmonie Police station augurs well for the Force, augurs well for the country…”Meanwhile, Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Williams, who has responsibility for the GPF’s Administration Department, pointed out that the move to construct and open the Police station in La Parfaite Harmonie materialised after careful consideration.“With all of our analysis, with all our inspection and with all we would have done from a security standpoint, we recognise it is very important and critical for this community. Without law, there would be lawlessness, without a Police station, it simply means it definitely can contribute to chaos, public disorder and even to some amount of extent, an increase in crime”.Additionally, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan noted that the Police station is better equipped with a modernised lay out. He added that the ranks who operate there will be in a better position to do their duties of serving and protecting citizens.He stated that the station is also equipped with external washrooms and waiting area for visitors and that much effort has been made to ensure that it is “user-friendly” by members of the public.“…and those who will come to make complaints, use it, giving witness statements and those who in view of a new development with domestic violence and intra-family incidents so that they are going to have privacy when talking and not having the entire community hearing their private business…There will be confidentiality in certain proceedings and the space to ensure that confidentiality,” he added.Last month, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Nigel Hoppie had told residents that the new facility will contribute to the continuous decrease in criminal activities which are already recorded to be at 27 per cent.Back in 2017, residents were encouraged to form a Community Policing Group since there was no tangible Police presence in the community. (Kristen Macklingam)last_img read more

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Thieves allegedly break into Finance Ministry

first_imgPolice in A Division (Georgetown) are currently investigating a break-in at the Finance Ministry last weekend during which several documents and hard drives, among other items, were stolen. Guyana Times was told that the burglary is believed to have taken place sometime on Friday evening into the wee hours of Saturday morning.It was reported that the discovery was made later Saturday morning when employees showed up for work. Upon realising that the documents and data-saving devices were missing, authorities at the Ministry were informed and the Police was called in.This newspaper understands that investigators had visited the scene and took fingerprint samples. Police sources indicated no arrest has since been made but investigations are still ongoing nonetheless.last_img

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Clippers pull away for win

first_imgEven though they won by 13 points, the Clippers hardly had control – until the fourth quarter. Through three quarters, there had been nine lead changes. With the Clippers up 83-81 with 7:54 left, they went on an 8-0 run to go up by 10, and Golden State did not recover. Corey Maggette scored five points, and Shaun Livingston had a three-point play during the critical run. Those two, Brand and Quinton Ross are the only Clippers in their normal rotation who aren’t hobbled by some sort of injury. Maggette had a solid game with 18 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Livingston responded with 14 points and a career-high 14 assists. Maggette made his second consecutive start. “Corey had a great day in practice yesterday,” Dunleavy said. “He was playing very similar to how he played today. Defensively, he did a terrific job.” Most of Brand’s blocks came because his teammates were beaten by the speedy Warriors. But still, the fact that the Clippers held the Warriors to 90 points, when they average 105.8 per game, made it look like their defensive mojo could be back. “Elton did a great job of blocking shots and keeping up with them,” Livingston said. “When he does that, it gives us a chance to box guys out, get rebounds and get our hands on balls.” CLIPPERS NOTES: Sam Cassell is hobbled by an abdominal strain. He played 15 minutes, and although he is playing through the injury, it sounds as if it is more serious than initially thought. “I’m not up to par, but if I can give this team 10, 15 good minutes and Shaun some rest, I’m going to do that,” he said. “I’m not doing well right now.” … Chris Kaman missed a second consecutive game, and his ailment from “flu-like symptoms” was upgraded to “flu.” Dunleavy said he expects to see the center at practice today. … Tim Thomas left the game in the fourth quarter with back spasms. Joe Stevens can be reached at joe.stevens@presstelegram.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Clippers snapped a four-game losing streak and not only were victorious at home for the first time since January, but won for the first time in 13 days. Maybe Elton Brand was caught up in the moment. LOS ANGELES – Frogs didn’t fall from the sky. The moon did not turn blue. But a relatively rare phenomenon occurred at Staples Center on Saturday. The Clippers won there for the first time in February with a 103-90 victory over the Golden State Warriors. center_img Maybe he was basking in his monster game of 31 points, 12 rebounds and eight blocks, the latter tying a career high. But without prompting, he said, “We had the question all season long: Is this the turning point? Is this the turning point? This has to be the turning point. We have to play well. “We leapfrogged them, and now we have to catch the next team.” Brand was pointing out that the Clippers entered the day in the No. 10 position in the Western Conference behind Golden State. They moved up to ninth. Brand’s point was that only 27 games remain, and the Clippers cannot afford to wait any longer to make a move. Time is running out. “I’ve been asked at least four times, after a big win or road win, if this is the turning point,” Brand said. “This has to be it.” last_img read more

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BC Government sees no problems with Pacific NorthWest LNG conditions; Conservative Party of Canada says otherwise

first_imgLocal MP Bob Zimmer also said that the Federal government was putting a “poison pill” into the project with the issue on limits of carbon emissions.Zimmer asked why the Liberals would make it so energy workers that don’t have work, wouldn’t be able to get back to work. Zimmer called the conditions “impossible” to be met for the project.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Minister of Environment, Catherine McKenna, said the Liberal government’s stance is justified to show Canadians that Ottawa is taking a cautious approach to environment and economic development issues.BC Environment Minister Mary Polak also backed that statement, saying that there is nothing in the conditions set by the Liberal government that causes concern for them about the project. Polak made the comments in an interview with Postmedia.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C.  – In an article posted by The Province, the BC government apparently has no issues with the conditions of the Pacific NorthWest LNG project, but they also won’t offer a better deal on taxes just so the facility can be built.The project is now waiting for a decision from Petronas.An agreement has already been signed but Clark says that they won’t re-open the agreement just to lower taxes and drive down the costs for Petronas to build the facility.- Advertisement -She also said it is now just waiting for the company and customers to come to a decision as well as watching the markets to see what they do.The BC government gave their stance on the position after Conservative MP’s said that Justin Trudeau and the Liberal government were placing conditions on the project, that could potentially kill it.Conservative interim leader, Rona Ambrose, said that it was a step forward when the Liberal government approved the project, but that bringing it down with all the extra conditions, is a step backwards.Advertisement Original story by Bob Shaw and Peter O’Neil from The Province can be found here.""last_img read more

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LORRAINE KEEPS SCRAPBOOK TO TELL FAMILY OF HER DAUGHTERS’ LIVES

first_imgThe mother of Erin and Shannon Gallagher has revealed she is keeping a scrapbook of their tragic story to show to their younger brothers when they get older.Tragic Shannon comforts mum Lorraine at sister Erin’s funeral before she took her own life.Lorraine Gallagher spent the weekend recalling the life of her youngest daughter Erin, 13, who took her own life on October 27th last year.She will have to do it all again in just six weeks time to remember the life of her second daughter Shannon, 15, who also took her life last November. Last night Lorraine revealed she wants her sons Sean James, 6, and Lennon (6 months) to know everything about their older sisters.“Sean James remembers his sisters and knows his two sisters are in heaven.“Obviously Lennon never met his sisters but I want to tell him everything about them.“I keep all the cuttings from the newspapers about their story. I want him to know all about them and what they went through. “I don’t want to hide anything from them. I think they have a right to know when the time is right,” she said.Lorraine and her family attended a special first anniversary mass at St Mary’s Church in Stranorlar for Erin yesterday.They later laid flowers at her grave and remembered the special times they had together.They will attend the same church in just six weeks time to remember Erin’s older sister Shannon who took her life because she couldn’t cope with the loss of her younger sibling.Lorraine says she remembers her girls every hour of every day but knows she has to carry on for her boys. “My doctor told me to live for the living and not to live for the dead. I will never forget my girls.“But I need to carry on and give my boys the best lives I can.“That’s what Erin and Shannon would have wanted more than anything else. I will do whatever I can do make that happen,” she said.LORRAINE KEEPS SCRAPBOOK TO TELL FAMILY OF HER DAUGHTERS’ LIVES was last modified: November 1st, 2013 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:Erin GallagherLOrraine Gallagherscrapbookshannon gallagherlast_img read more

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Breaking: Two teens hospitalised after being struck by bus

first_imgTwo teenagers have been rushed to hospital after being struck by a bus on the outskirts of Mountcharles village.The incident happened just before 5pm on the Mountcharles to Inver road.Gardai have confirmed they are carrying out a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident. Both boys have been taken to Letterkenny General Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.The road is currently closed for a technical examination and diversions are in place. Breaking: Two teens hospitalised after being struck by bus was last modified: October 10th, 2019 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:buscrashGardaiMOUNTCHARLESlast_img read more

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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, February 4, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Warm weather continues today, but we shift into a very active pattern for this week. As we look at the forecast on the whole this morning, we have a rather large concern about too much water coming, particularly on still frozen ground in some spots. The thaw this weekend was enough to make the top layer of the ground very greasy, but underneath, we still have a strong frozen layer, and that will make it very interesting to see where the water ends up going.Today, We will be dry for most of the day, while clouds are on the increase. Scattered showers develop across the state later on, closer to sunset in the west, and then continue through the overnight. We are looking for a few hundredths to a quarter of an inch with 70% coverage. Winds will stay strong out of the SW through the day, allowing another day of above normal temps to dominate Ohio.We turn a little colder tomorrow behind today’s front with cloudy to partly sunny skies. We should be mostly dry through the day with our next round of action holding off until early Wednesday morning. Once it arrives, though, we are very wet with rain from Wednesday through Friday morning. Rain totals for that entire period will be from 1″-2.25″ with coverage at 100%. The heavier rains likely end up south of I-70. This two and a half day period is what is truly raising our biggest concerns about too much water in the short term. The map at right shows cumulative rain potential now through Friday midday.Friday clouds give way to sun, but we turn significantly colder. In fact, we expect temperatures to be below freezing statewide. Partly sunny, but cold conditions hold through Saturday.Sunday clouds increase. We are still cold, with temps below normal, we expect a little spat of snow to come across the state, bringing a coating to an inch of accumulation with 75% coverage. This wave of snow does not last long at all. We are back to partly sunny skies for next Monday.Tuesday rain shows up, bringing .25”-.75” rain totals and 90% coverage. However, this system moves through faster, with clearing happening already by sunset or at least near sunset Tuesday night. Another push of cold Canadian air comes in for next Wednesday, the 13th, with below freezing temps again statewide.In the extended period, we continue with a very active pattern. We can see rain form I-70 southward next Thursday (Valentine’s Day), with just clouds north. Then the same basic set up for next Friday as well, with rain in the southern third of Ohio, but just cloudy over the rest of the state. Morning scattered showers kick off the weekend next Saturday morning (16th) but then we turn colder. As clouds give way to sun for the balance of next weekend and the start of the week after next, we see much colder air returning, with temps well below normal through president’s day and the following Tuesday.last_img read more

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RSS affiliate launches stir in Rajasthan

first_imgCausing an embarrassment to the BJP government in Rajasthan, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh-affiliated Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKS) on Thursday launched an indefinite ‘Mahapadaav’ (sit-in) of farmers in Jaipur and at all divisional headquarters of Rajasthan. The BKS has extended its support to the ongoing farmers’ agitation.The State government sounded a high alert in all districts in view of the agitation. Hundreds of farmers participated in the sit-in at the Veer Tejaji Road grounds here demanding an increase in the minimum support price based on input costs and formulation of “farmer-friendly” policies.The BKS has stopped short of demanding loan waiver for farmers, which is a major issue of confrontation between the farmers’ groups and governments in several States. BKS general secretary Kailash Gandolia said the farmers were expecting the Rajasthan government to procure the crops such as groundnut, mustard and moong at MSP after two years of drought.last_img read more

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Zoological Naming Authority Gets New Lease on Life

first_imgThe financially beleaguered International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN) has found a new home—and some temporary financial security—in Singapore.Formed in 1895, the London-based ICZN sets rules for naming newly identified species—some 16,000 a year—and resolves disputes over names for animals both living and extinct. Without this effort, there would be “something akin to anarchy in animal naming,” Michael Dixon, director of the United Kingdom’s Natural History Museum, in London, told Science earlier this year. But the U.K.-based charitable trust that supported ICZN has run out of money, and the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Natural History Museum have come to the rescue. As announced 18 November in Singapore, where the commission is meeting, NUS will host the secretariat, with one full-time staffer coordinating the worldwide activities of ICZN. The editor of the commission’s Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature will continue to be based at the Natural History Museum. ICZN President Jan van Tol, of the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, the Netherlands, says the two institutions will be approximately splitting the commission’s $155,000 plus in annual expenses.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)In addition to the lifeline, “we feel it’s important to move to Asia, [because] there is a lot of activity in taxonomy,” Van Tol says. The 26 commissioners hail from 19 countries, and with offices in Europe and Asia, “we’re now truly the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature,” says Daphne Fautin, a zoologist at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, who is ICZN’s vice president.The new hosts are equally enthusiastic. “In Singapore there is a growing realization of the importance of biodiversity and species [preservation] especially in relation to global warming, says Barry Halliwell, NUS’s deputy president for research. He says the university is “pretty proud” to be supporting the commission with a commitment of up to 100,000 Singapore dollars ($80,000) annually for 3 years.The arrangement is intended to provide some breathing room so that ICZN can ponder ways to ensure its long-term survival. Van Tol says they hope to get additional natural history museums to contribute support either in kind or in cash. He says they are now discussing the possibility of an institution taking over management of the commission’s ZooBank, the official registry of its zoological names. They also hope to build an endowment to support the secretariat.Fundraising and management are unfamiliar chores for the commissioners. “For 40 or 50 years, we’ve left financial issues to the trust, now we have to worry about our business model, our secretariat, how to become more cost-effective and how to get more stakeholders to put money on the table,” says Peter Ng, an NUS ichthyologist and commission member.Meanwhile, ICZN has to continue to fulfill its core mission, which involves resolving things such as a dispute over the name of a giant tortoise, most commonly known as Testudo gigantea, found on the Indian Ocean atoll of Aldabra. Confusion over the identification of this reptile stretches back to the 19th and early 20th centuries. Different scientists were using—and passionately supporting—different names. A researcher formally asked the commission to settle the matter in 2009. Since then, more than 80 interested parties weighed in with comments, sometimes attacking other scientists. “The case of gigantea was a very emotional one,” Ng says. Because it had been in use longer and was more widespread, commissioners earlier this year voted to stick with Testudo gigantea, a decision that “conserves stability,” Ng says.Without a central naming authority, such conflicts might never get resolved. “The commission was formally organized in 1895 because for the previous hundred years that zoological nomenclature had existed, it had been chaotic,” Fautin says. She believes that if the commission ceases to exist, “there would be a period of chaos and then it would have to be reinvented.”last_img read more

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India’s Young Shooters Shine With Gold and Silver Medal Shows on ISSF World Cup Finals Day 2

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. apurvi chandelaDivyansh Singh PanwarISSF World Cup FinalsManu Bhaker First Published: November 22, 2019, 2:28 PM IST Putian (China): The young shooters of India shone once more as they swept the mixed events at the ISSF World Cup Finals on Friday to register another memorable day for the country.India made a brilliant start to the World Cup Finals on Thursday with Manu Bhaker, Elavenil Valarivan and Divyash Singh Panwar bagging gold medals. They continued their form on the second day in the mixed events. India had a one-two in the Air Pistol Mixed Team event as Manu Bhaker teamed up with Russia’s Artem Chernosov to win the gold medal while Saurabh and Anna Korakaki bagged the silver.In the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event, it was gold and silver for India once again as Divyansh and Croatian legend Snjezana Pejcic finished on top while Apurvi Chandela and China’s Zhang bagged the runners-up spot.This year, India have managed to win four out of the five World Cup gold medals at the women’s 10m Air Rifle event.On Thursday in the men’s 10m Air Pistol event, Abhishek Verma and Saurabh had qualified for the final but missed out on podium places with a 5th and 6th place finish respectively. last_img read more

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