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Residents of Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara (WBD) continue to cry out for urgent intervention in fixing several roads in their community which have become a nightmare for commuters and pedestrians.One of the badly damaged roadsThe roads which were promised to be rehabilitated in 2018 by the Central Planning and Housing Authority (CH&PA) continue to be inundated with potholes which undoubtedly cause severe damage to vehicles.With the continuation of the rainy season, the holes continue to deteriorate.These roads are made of loam and are yet to be properly rehabilitated with asphalt. As a result of this, the roads are easily eroded and are in need of frequent rehabilitative works.As such, the residents are calling for an intervention and for the roads to be properly done in order for their distress to end.“You think is fair? Not all of us have vehicles so we usually have to walk out the streets to get to the main road before we can catch a car and it hard, because sometimes you walking into work with muddy shoes and in a state of embarrassment because of the roads, you head does hurt when you think of walking out there and oh lawd, when the rain fall, its worst” Natasha Abraham complained.Shayann Benjamin told the Guyana Times that as a result of the poor roads, taxis are refusing to make pickups at certain locations.“Sometimes you need a taxi to go somewhere and when you tell them which street, they outright tell you that they can’t make that, that their vehicles get mess or damage,” she explained.Another resident, a taxi driver detailed the horrors of ploughing in to the potholes.“I was struck for several hours because I take the risk to drive through one of the streets, but the hole was deep bad but rain was falling the day so I couldn’t see how deep the hole was. So I decide now to drive through and I end up stick in deh. You know how long, I try but nothing worked. One of my partner had to come with he bus and he pull me out”.In 2018 Minister within the Communities Ministry, Valerie Adams-Yearwood had promised to have the roads in Parfaite Harmonie upgraded but nothing has been done since.
A search has begun for a 17-year-old juvenile offender of the New Opportunity Corps (NOC) who pushed down a social service assistant and escaped on Monday from the facility.New Opportunity CorpsThe teen of New Amsterdam, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) was sent to the juvenile correctional facility to serve a three-year sentence on a charge of breaking and entering and larceny.Guyana Times understands that at about 13:00h, the teen was being escorted back to his dorm, when he pushed the 61-year-old social service assistant, Dale Dowding to the ground and ran West out of the compound and into an area covered with high vegetation and made good his escape. Several workers at the entity went after the teen but he managed to escape. The matter was reported to the Police who also launched a search team.Just last month, 13 other juvenile offenders had escaped from the said facility but were however recaptured several days after. According to information received, 10 of the teens escaped on September 27, 2018, and the other three escaped on September 28, 2018.The teens had completed some chores in the compound of the facility, after which they started to run towards the said western side of the premises, which is not fenced.Those who had escaped were a 15-year-old female of Vigilance, East Coast Demerara (ECD), who is serving 18 months for simple larceny; a 16-year-old girl of Bartica, Region Seven, who is serving two years for wandering; another 16-year-old girl of La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara, who is serving three years for wandering; a 15-year-old male of the Essequibo Coast, who is serving one year for simple larceny; a 16-year-old female of Number 10 Village, West Coast Berbice, who is serving two years for wandering; a 16-year-old male of New Amsterdam, Berbice, who is serving 21 months for attempting to escape from custody; a 16-year-old male of Buxton, ECD, who is serving a three-year sentence for possession of a firearm; a 16-year-old boy of Tucville, Georgetown, who is serving 22 months for wandering; a 17-year-old girl of Mahdia, Region Eight, who is serving two years for wandering; and a 17-year-old boy of Lethem, Region Nine who is serving 15 months for burglary.Back in 2017, oversight of the NOC’s operations were shifted from the Education Ministry to the Social Protection Ministry, to provide a stable ground for the youths to adapt to society after leaving the institution.Youths between the ages of 10 and 18 are placed at this correctional institution for petty offences, such as wandering, minor assault and theft.
Manchester United outcast Nani admits he still ‘loves’ the club – and believes he can still have a future at the club.Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal sent the Portuguese winger on loan to Sporting Lisbon, as part of a deal which saw defender Marcus Rojo move to Old Trafford.It’s understood the Dutchman is keen on clearing out various members of the squad this summer, as he looks to take the club back to the peak of European football.Nani had been expected to leave United permanently but, speaking to The Guardian, the 28-year-old admits he wants to stay at Old Trafford.“I love Manchester United,” he told the newspaper. “The only decision I made (last summer) was to play more and be me again, because I lost a lot of things there last season due to injuries and the change of manager.“You never know the future,” Nani added.“It depends on a lot of things. If United want me to stay then with a different mentality I think we can work well next season but there are a lot of things to discuss and see.”“I receive some texts from [chief executive] Ed Woodward,” Nani added. “He texted me about the goal [on Sunday] and the great season I am having here.” Luis Nani in action for Sporting Lisbon 1
Children from St Columba’s National School in Ballylast, Castlefin get their jerseys on for Donegal. ALL PICS BY NORTHWEST NEWS PIX.DONEGAL SCHOOLKIDS HAVE JERSEY DAY FOR JIM AND THE BOYS! was last modified: September 3rd, 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:donegaljerseysSt Columba’s National School
Check out some footage of the three footballers up for 2012 Footballer of the Year on this video from gaa.ie.They all hail from Donegal of course and are Frank McGlynn, Karl Lacey and Colm McFadden. The winner will be picked live at the awards gala banquet this Friday, October 26. DDTV VIDEO: McGLYNN, LACEY AND McFADDEN UP FOR FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR was last modified: October 24th, 2012 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:DDTV VIDEO: McGLYNNLACEY AND McFADDEN UP FOR FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR
‘Splash & Dash 2014’ is a fun filled land, beach & sea obstacle course with approx 7km of walking, running, crawling and wading through man made and natural obstacles.This is the first charitable obstacle event in Donegal and all proceeds go to The Donegal Hospice.The fundraising event was created & designed by Deirdre Ward as a way to show her appreciation of the care and support shown by the staff of The Donegal Hospice towards her late mother Anna Ward. The event contains various obstacles include crawling under nets, hopping through tyres and sliding down beach hills.There is no swimming involved however you are guaranteed to get wet and have lots of craic!Individual entry or enter as a team of 4!A Junior Dash will also be held for kids aged 4-10 years. This will take place at 10:30am and the main event is at 12:00pm.Sign in for both at the Eamonn Byrne Memorial GAA Pitch. Juniors from 9:00am – 10:15am and Adults from 9:00am – 11:45am.You can now register ONLINE (individual or team) at www.splashdashfintra.comCost: Adult €25 + small admin feeChild €5 + small admin fee Prize Giving Presentation, refreshments and entertainment provided afterwards in The Clock Tower at 7pm.There will be an auction which includes a signed Ireland & Donegal jersey on the night.UNIQUE BEACH OBSTACLE COURSE ‘SPLASH & DASH’ CREATED TO RAISE FUNDS FOR DONEGAL HOSPICE was last modified: August 1st, 2014 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:FeaturesnewsNoticesSport
BREAKING NEWS: The Donegal man found unconscious outside a licensed premises in Derry has died in hospital, police have just confirmed.Caolan Page, 19, was found with serious head injuries on Magazine Street in Derry city centre around 2am on Saturday morning.A statement from the PSNI a short time ago confirmed that Mr Page from Upper Kildrum, Carrigans, has passed away at Altnagelvin Hospital Police are still refusing to say if they believe Mr Page was attacked or if his death was a tragic accident.“Police are still investigating the circumstances of the incident,” said a PSNI spokesman.He added that anybody who was in the vicinity of the area and noticed anything suspicious to contact them.Caolan, a former pupil at St Columb’s College in Derry, was a hugely popular young man. Tributes have been flowing in for the tragic 19 year old on a Facebook set up especially after the incident.It had been reported that Mr Page had died yesterday after being found unconscious and being rushed to hospital.However it is now understood that he was kept a live on a life-support machine.DONEGAL MAN FOUND UNCONSCIOUS OUTSIDE BAR DIES IN HOSPITAL was last modified: October 16th, 2011 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:Caolan Page
At the Cervantes household, the deep scent of an evergreen ushers in Christmas. This is not a casual holiday for David and Leticia and their young children. It’s an all-out extravaganza, requiring grandparents, music, movies and, most definitely, a sturdy, real Christmas tree. “We’ve had artificial ones in the past,” David admitted as the family sized up a fresh-cut Monterey pine, soon to be strapped onto the back of his Toyota pickup for the short trip to his Santa Clarita home. “But it’s never the same. Coming out here with the kids makes it feel more traditional.” They checked out pines, examined firs, sized up options in the evening chill this week at Nancy’s Ranch, a cut-your-own tree farm in Valencia. This is an event for the whole family, rounded out with grandparents and traditions that run decades deep. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals They watch “A Christmas Carol” and the travails of Ralphie and his Red Ryder BB gun in “The Christmas Story” on TV. They listen to “Jingle Bells” and “The Little Drummer Boy” at least 10 times a day. And to complement the natural beauty of their tree, they erect a 6-foot, 6-inch, 300-pound Santa Claus statue. Pulling a tree out of a closet just doesn’t wash. “This is how you teach your kids so they can teach theirs one day,” said Leticia. “It’s my favorite holiday. It’s nice people still have the Christmas spirit.” Brent Hopkins, (818) 713-3738 email@example.com REAL Scent: Purists love their pine. Cost: As little as $20. Memories: You had one when you were a kid, strung popcorn and sang carols at its base, probably “O Christmas Tree.” The Recycling Factor: You can mulch it or replant it once its indoor use is done. The numbers: The National Christmas Tree Association says real trees outsell their artificial counterparts 3 to 1 every year. X Factor: Charlie Brown proved that even a spindly, sorry-looking tree can shine if trimmed with love. FAKE Scent: Allergy sufferers like that synthetic trees are unscented. Cost: As little as $40. Memories: None … of Dad cursing the lights, the animal that came in with the tree or the year Junior got sap in his hair playing amid the branches. The Recycling Factor: Plastic and metal; you actually get money back when you toss this tree out. The numbers: Of course, real outsells fake. With warranties of up to 25 years, you can buy one and enjoy it for decades. X Factor: No needles, no water, no clogging the vacuum cleaner for months. 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 MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake The great miracle of Hanukkah is not about oil; it is about light and life. Hanukkah is a celebration of the improbable survival of the Jewish people. The Hanukkah candelabra, the menorah (or, more technically, the eight-branched hanukkya) is a reminder that while military victories are transitory, the greater triumph is survival. We are still here, while the religion of our oppressors has vanished, turned to dust or is housed in museums. We still sing and dance and worship God. Our Hanukkah celebrations are more in our homes than in our synagogues. Hanukkah is about family, food and children playing – more than it is about praying. Hanukkah is very sensual. It is the smell of brisket baking in the oven, latkes sizzling in oil and kids playing with the dreidel – the spinning top – on the floor. I know that it may seem strange that a holiday that marks the rededication of the Temple is celebrated at home, but in many ways this, too, tells the story of Jewish survival. The Temple was destroyed and the priesthood exiled. Sacrifices, which stood at the center of ancient Jewish liturgy, were ended. They all seemed to disappear, yet somehow the Jewish people survived. Scholars argue that none of our ancient traditions really went away. They were simply moved and disguised. The Temple, the place of holiness, moved not to the synagogue, the house of learning, but to the home. The sacrificial altar became the dining room table, particularly at the Sabbath dinner. The Holy of Holies is the home, where we live, love, cook, argue and pass on our traditions from generation to generation. Hannukkah is, on the surface, the story about a military victory that was improbable to the point of seeming miraculous. In 168 BCE, the Greeks had conquered Jerusalem and desecrated the holy Temple. Yet, somehow against the stronger and better-armed occupiers, the Jewish people, under the leadership of the Maccabees, overthrew them and their cruel leader, Antiochus IV. They set about cleansing the Temple, ridding it of statues of Zeus and other foreign gods. When the Temple was rededicated to the worship of God, there was only enough sanctified oil to keep the eternal flame burning for a day. Yet it lasted for the eight days that were required for sanctifying new oil. Whatever our theory may be about the oil, the indisputable miracle is that the flame that is Judaism did not go out. The military victory was not an end to the Jewish struggle for survival. Other conquerors would come, other oppressors would persecute us. The Temple would again be taken and, 200 years after that first Hanukkah, it was destroyed. The light, however, has never gone out. The song associated with Hanukkah is “Rock of Ages” and it sings of God’s power to save us from those who would destroy us. That power is manifest in our stories and our traditions as they come together in the Torah. David’s triumph over Goliath is instructive. First, he puts on armor and picks up sword and shield. Then, realizing that he is no physical match for the bigger and stronger adversary, he takes off the physical armor, puts down the sword and picks up five smooth stones. With these and a slingshot, he defeats the adversary. We can understand that he was armed with spiritual armor; the five smooth stones (smooth, implying perfection) representing the Torah, – the five books of Moses, the living heart of Jewish tradition and identity. Jews have survived because we have not let the light go out. Each generation has tended it and passed it on. Each generation has encountered our history, wrestled with our traditions and attempted to make them our own. Part of the genius of survival has been that we have never had only one way. We have differed, argued and raised our voices. The most traditional thing we do is not agree. This diversity is very helpful to survival. Intellectual and ritual diversity are as helpful as biodiversity. We are religious and we are secular. We are adapters. We live in Buenos Aires, Damascus, Delhi and Duluth. We are Germans, English, Spanish, Russian and Yemenite. We are Americans. We are on the left and on the right. We are intellectuals and farmers, comedians and tragedians. When one group is under siege, when the light seems to have gone out somewhere, there are still sparks in other places. Interesting and ironic: Hanukkah celebrates a victory that did not last, and it is the diaspora that gave us the opportunity to flourish, sometimes as strangers and sometimes as citizens, in many lands. Wherever we have wandered, we have taken with us our Torah and our lively discussions. We made homes and sanctified them with love, with learning and with a love of learning. Hanukkah is not about the oil; it is the light, the spark that has not and will not be extinguished – neither by adversaries nor by indifference. As long as we struggle in each age to understand and communicate our personal encounter with our tradition, the spark remains alive. In this season of darkness, we affirm that no matter how dark the days or fierce the oppressor, we shall continue to do what Hanukkah literally means and rededicate our selves to seeing the light that illuminates our lives, warms our spirits and brings past and future together around the glowing menorah of Hanukkah. — Jonathan Dobrer is a professor of comparative religion at the University of Judaism in Bel-Air. Write to him by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!