Hundreds homeless, CDC unable to provide relief

first_img…as villages remain flooded in Region 8Four Macushi and Patamona villages in the western areas of Guyana have been severely affected by severe flash-flooding that occurred in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) communities over the last few days.The villages of Chenapau, Waipa, Kaibarupai and Itabac have suffered extensively, with hundreds being forced to seek refuge in ‘safe’ houses; but the severest damages have occurred in Waipa, where a total of 329 residents who are affected by the flooding are now camped in the village community centre, which represents their lone opportunity to escape the ravages of flooding.Food for the Poor makes donation to APA representative Michael Mc Garrell in regard to disaster relief effortsIn the neighbouring village of Sand Hills, its 110 residents are confined to a single building, as no home in that village has been spared the devastation of the flooding. Attempts to make contact with other villages have proved futile, suggesting that the means of communication in those villages have been submerged. It is feared that those villages have also been ravaged by the natural disaster, as they are generally vulnerable to flooding.Edward Mc Garrell, Toshao of Chenapau, reported that approximately 95 per cent of his village has been affected. All trails in the village have been flooded, 15 houses are almost submerged, and one home has even been washed away. The primary and nursery schools had been closed, and parents have been asked to keep their children at home.The foregoing situation has been detailed by the Amerindian Peoples Association as its members continue to gather information from the region and respond to requests for food and other emergency supplies.This organisation is appealing for public support for the beleaguered residents of these Region 8 communities. Donations of cash, or much need food items, or materials, or any other supplies would be gratefully welcomed by the organization for onward transmission to the affected communities.The APA has issued a heart-rending appeal for the quick arrival of relief for these affected villages in terms of food and drinking water.CDC unable to access victimsThe Civil Defence Commission (CDC) has been unable to access the villages because the roadways are still under much water. Nonetheless, the CDC on Friday began setting up a ‘forward base’ of operation at nearby Orinduik, to rescue those affected.On Friday providing an update on the flooding in affected communities, CDC Director, Colonel (rtd) Chabilall Ramsarup, described the situation as ‘grim’, especially since the rains continue to fall.He said, “We couldn’t touch down on any strip because of the water, and the skyvan could not have touched down on the airstrip because of the size.”Ramsarup said that since the CDC has been unable to directly access the affected communities, the decision has been taken to set up the forward base at Orinduik, where supplies can be flown in before being taken to the communities by boat.He said the supplies will be organised by the Regional Chairman, and the entity is looking to secure as least two boatloads for each of the villages by today. “We are hoping to have two boatloads for each location by tomorrow (today),” Ramsarup noted as he indicated an intention of having each of the villages provided with a seven-day supply of food and other rations.“Apart from rations, we are sending in some tents for those homes washed away. We are sending in blankets…,” the Director detailed.The CDC is expecting to have teams in operation on the ground by Saturday.APA representative Michael Mc Garrell pointed out that following efforts made to gather intelligence on the situation in the region, the APA has been informed that the water has in fact begun receding – by as much as two feet on Friday.This, in turn, has given rise to fear of water-related diseases affecting these communities. As such, all organizations involved in trying to bring relief to residents of the affected communities have begun urgent works to reach out to those within the flood-affected region, and are appealing to the general public to support the disaster relief efforts.last_img read more

More information released in Third EnCana Attack

first_imgPhoto: This EnCana Wellhead was attacked around midnight on Thursday October 30th, 2008 – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.caThe investigation into a third bombing of an EnCana Natural Gas Facility continues.- Advertisement -The RCMP released more information today about the third attack, this one on a well head located approximately 12km North West of Tomslake, BC. According to Sgt. Tim Shields the explosion occurred around midnight on Thursday October 30th[asset|aid=545|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=issues_and_answers-20081101T1459.mp3] The person or persons responsible are believed to be from the area and have an extensive knowledge of the oil and gas industry. Additional RCMP members have been brought in.[asset|aid=546|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=issues_and_answers-20081101T1500.mp3] Advertisement Members in the community remain concerned following this third attack and some have suggested that EnCana and other Oil and Gas Companies provide H2S monitors to residents. Brian Leevers with EnCana says this is not feasible. [asset|aid=548|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=moosefm_news-20081101T1503.mp3] There have also been concerns raised over the time it has taken EnCana and Authories to inform Tomslake community members following an attack. EnCana says they have a very comprehensive emergency plan[asset|aid=549|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=moosefm_news-20081101T1504.mp3] Security patrols have been increased following the third attack. Advertisement The latest attack was not reported until after 1pm Friday October 31st, even though the attack happened almost 12 hours before.[asset|aid=547|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=issues_and_answers-20081101T1502.mp3] St. Shields believes this attack was more brazen than the previous as security guards were in the area. The RCMP also confirmed that the dynamite stolen from Chetwynd this summer was not used in the first attack and testing continues to see if it was used on the second and third attack.The well head continues to leak a small amount of Natural Gas, but is not lethal and EnCana is currently working to fix the leak.Advertisementcenter_img Mayor of Dawson Creek Marilyn Belak says the community doesn’t sympathize with these bombings.[asset|aid=550|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=moosefm_news-20081101T1505.mp3] The RCMP are looking for any information the public can provide and you are reminded you can call a toll free tip line at 1-866-7473, or Crimestoppers 1-800-222-TIPS.The following map shows the exact location of the third EnCana BombingView Larger MapAdvertisementlast_img read more

FIFA hits Pakistan with ban over ‘interference’

first_img0Shares0000A Pakistani security guard closes the main entrance of Pakistan Football Federation office in Lahore on October 11, 2017 © AFP / ARIF ALIIslamabad, Pakistan, Oct 11 – FIFA announced on Wednesday it has suspended the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) for “third-party interference”, in a rare move by the sport’s governing body to issue a blanket ban targeting a country.The suspension centres on an internal feud at the PFF. This led a court to appoint an administrator to run its affairs in violation of FIFA requirements that such a body be managed independently. “The PFF representative and club teams are no longer entitled to take part in international competitions until the suspension is lifted,” FIFA said in a statement.Senior PFF official Colonel Ahmed Yar Lodhi said he had long anticipated the ban following the government’s intervention in the federation’s affairs. “We are FIFA’s recognised body but the government interfered in our affairs and did not let us work,” Lodhi told AFP. “This situation was unacceptable for FIFA and they have now decided to impose a ban on Pakistan membership, which is very unfortunate.”In 2015 FIFA suspended Indonesia over government meddling in the country’s football association. It lifted the suspension the following year.The ban on Pakistan comes as neighbour and arch-rival India hosts the U17 World Cup. Pakistan boasted a top place in Asian football until the early 1970s, but a lack of government support and poor infrastructure helped push them as low as 200th currently in the FIFA football rankings.The game is growing in popularity once more, however, even in a country obsessed with cricket. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Ibrahimovic rules out World Cup comeback

first_img0Shares0000Ibrahimovic rules out World Cup comeback: federationSTOCKHOLM, Switzerland, Apr 26 – Star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who quit the Swedish national squad in 2016, will not make a comeback for the World Cup in Russia, the Swedish football federation said Thursday.“I spoke with Zlatan on Tuesday. He said that he has not changed his mind regarding the national squad,” the managing director of the national squad, Lars Richt, said in a statement after the player dropped numerous hints of a possible return. “It’s a no,” Richt added.In an appearance on ABC television’s late night Jimmy Kimmel show on April 18, the new star of LA Galaxy teased fans that he may come out of retirement to play in Russia.Known for his swagger, the athlete said “it wouldn’t be a World Cup” if he didn’t play, adding: “I’m going to the World Cup, yes.”The 36-year-old who last played at a World Cup with Sweden in 2006, retired from the Swedish team after the 2016 European Championship.He said last month he wanted to concentrate on settling into his career in Major League Soccer before thinking about the World Cup.Ibrahimovic, a father of two, became the latest in a long line of ageing stars to swap the heights of European football for the MLS. He also took a massive pay cut when he left Manchester United for LA Galaxy.Ibrahimovic has 31 winners’ medals collected in spells with Ajax, Inter Milan, Barcelona, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Sunderland star insists he is happy at Black Cats despite Napoli links

first_img Emanuele Giaccherini in action for Sunderland 1 Emanuele Giaccherini says he is happy playing for Sunderland despite being linked with a move to Napoli.talkSPORT told you last week that the Serie A club were interested in Giaccherini, who has made just two appearances in the Premier League this season.It is understood that Napoli boss Rafael Benitez sees Giaccherini as the ideal replacement for Lorenzo Insigne, who is out for the rest of the season after suffering a cruciate knee ligament injury.However, Giaccherini has now distanced himself from a return to Italy and committed himself to Sunderland.“The Premier League is the most beautiful in the world and today there are not the conditions to return to play in Italy,” Giaccherini told Radio Deejay.“At Sunderland I feel good and I am not thinking of leaving.”last_img read more

Google tackles radio world

first_img 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 MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Google said it plans to integrate the dMarc technology with its highly successful Google AdWords platform, in which third-party Web sites share revenues with Google for carrying the Mountain View, Calif., company’s highly profitable search ads. “Google is committed to exploring new ways to extend targeted, measurable advertising to other forms of media,” said Tim Armstrong, Google’s vice president for advertising sales. Already, Google has bought advertising in print publications such as tech magazines and resold chunks of the space to its online advertisers. Google shares rose 86 cents to close at $467.11 Tuesday on the Nasdaq Stock Market. NEW YORK – Google Inc. is continuing to expand its advertising capabilities beyond the online world, agreeing to buy a company that automatically connects advertisers with radio stations. The price could top $1.2 billion. The company, dMarc Broadcasting Inc. of Newport Beach, creates an automated platform that lets advertisers more easily schedule and deliver ads over radio and keep track of when they air. On the broadcaster side, the dMarc technology automatically schedules and places such advertising, helping stations minimize costs. Under the deal, announced Tuesday, Google would pay dMarc at least $102 million in cash. If performance targets are met, Google would make additional payments of up to $1.14 billion over three years. The up-front cash payment will make only a small dent in Google’s reserves. Through September, Google had $7.6 billion in cash and marketable securities, though it has since committed to making a $1 billion investment in Time Warner Inc.’s America Online unit. last_img read more


first_imgPatrick Harley, Independent Distributor for Forever Living is hosting a Health, Beauty and Weight Management evening tonight Tuesday 14th October at 7:30 pm in Kelly’s Diner at the Mountain Top, Letterkenny. All profits from the evening will go directly to the Stroke and Medical Rehab Unit at St Conals Hospital, Letterkenny.The event offers everyone the opportunity to come and hear about the huge range of Forever Living Aloe Vera based products which will be on show and available for purchase while contributing to a very worthwhile charity in the process. The event is the result of collaboration between Máirtín Kelly from Kelly’s Centra and Patrick Harley, Independent Distributor for Forever Living products.Patrick told Donegal Daily, “The function will serve the purpose of making a contribution to the Rehab Unit in Letterkenny, while also introducing the exciting range of Forever products to a wider audience.The occasion will be informative and informal with no pressure to purchase any products.There will be presentations of products from the hugely popular range of Aloe Vera gels and creams, to the exciting make-up range and the ever popular weight management and sport supplement options. Patrick invites anyone interested to come along and enjoy the evening with them – you may discover the product that you have been searching for to improve your health, a make-up range that excites you or a weight management program that suits your needs.Refreshments on the evening are provided by Kelly’s Diner and admission is free, so it is hoped that a large attendance will result in a significant donation to the Stroke and Medical Unit.For more information on this event contact Patrick on 0860826360 or check out his Facebook ALOE EVERYONE! FANCY A FREE EVENING FOR CHARITY TONIGHT? was last modified: October 14th, 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:FeatureshealthnewsNoticeslast_img read more

Anfield legend: ‘More people fear Liverpool now than any other team in Europe’

first_img Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Red Star are expected to be the group’s whipping boys, leaving the former three to fight it out to finish first and second and qualify for the competition’s knockout stage.Having reached the Champions League final last season, Liverpool are being heavily backed to repeat the feat – with many believing the Reds could actually win the whole thing for the first time since 2005.Barnes, the Anfield hero, is refusing to make a such a claim this early in the season, though he does believe Liverpool will be confident of progressing from their group. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury John Barnes believes Liverpool are the most feared team in Europe right now having backed the Reds to make it through their Champions League group stage.The draw for Europe’s premier competition was made on Thursday afternoon, with the Anfield club finding themselves alongside Paris Saint-Germain, Napoli and Crvena Zvezda in Group C. possible standings 2 silverware England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update smart causal RANKED Liverpool were drawn in Group C for this season’s Champions League campaign The reason for this is because Liverpool are currently the most feared team in Europe, according to Barnes.“It could have been easier, or it could have been harder,” the former England international told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“In Napoli and PSG they have two very good sides; though Napoli probably are not as strong as they were a couple of years ago.“So it’s going to be difficult.“But the thing with Liverpool is that more people fear Liverpool now than I think any other team in Europe, in a one-off [fixture]. 2 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won “Of course we lost the Champions League final, but if you look at the passion the team played with, the aggression and the intensity, then teams wouldn’t want to play Liverpool.“So it could have been an easier draw, but I think Liverpool will be confident of getting through that group.” huge blow REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade shining gameday cracker Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT latest Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Liverpool reached last season’s Champions League final in quite brilliant style Latest Liverpool news REVEALED last_img read more


first_imgVoodoo Venue Letterkenny is the only place to be tonight to celebrate your exam results.Special guest DJ Joel Corry will be spinning the discs with warm up from local DJ Kevin Lennon.Doors open at 11pm, and the normal Tuesday night drink offers apply. Admission €10 with cheap list €7 till 12.30.To get on cheap list use our new GLISTRR system on our Facebook page.See Facebook for more details.STRAIGHT A’S FOR VOODOO FOR TONIGHT’S EXAM ‘CELEBRATIONS’ was last modified: August 13th, 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:DJEntertainmenthome-page featuresLeaving Cert ResultsnewsVoodoo Venuelast_img read more

This course could be your ticket to ride the waves of success in a dream career

first_imgIs surfing your passion? Do you wish to make a career as a Surf Instructor & Beach Lifeguard?If the answer is yes, then Donegal ETB can provide you with the relevant training and qualifications needed. Donegal ETB are currently offering a full-time training course due to commence on the 16th of October 2017.This Letterkenny-based course is FREE, in fact you may even be entitled to a Training Allowance! The Surf and Beach Lifeguard Course is certified by industry bodies such as the ISA (Irish Surf Association), Royal Life Saving Society UK and the PHECC (Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council) to name a few. This is a full-time programme of 27 weeks.The beach could be your workplace after completing this courseWhat would I learn?Areas of study include Surf Skills, Surf Instructor Skills, Lifeguarding skills, Aquatic First Aid & Emergency Response, National Vocational Beach Lifeguard qualification, Adventure Activities along with career planning and work experience.What type of job can I apply for? This qualification will allow learners to gain employment as a Surf Instructor or Beach Lifeguard, often learners will progress to further study in Outdoor Activity Instructorship or secure employment in Adventure Centres.Many past learners travel abroad to work in off season and return home to Ireland when the season returns, allowing them fantastic opportunities to work and travel and explore some very exotic and exciting destinations.Why should I study with Donegal ETB?Donegal ETB was one of the first ETB’s to run a Surf and Beach Lifeguard qualification and has enjoyed success with many learners progressing directly into employment or further education.This 27 week course includes a work placement which will allow the learner the opportunity to put their new skills into practice with good opportunity to secure employment. There is an expert team of multidisciplinary tutors with Donegal ETB who will be available to support students at every step of their course.Am I eligible to apply?The course is open to jobseekers and job changers. Applicants should have a QQI level 3 qualification or equivalent.Competent IT skills are essential and you must have an interest and an aptitude for water based sport.Candidates are required to complete a swim test before been invited for interview and must be able to swim 400m in less than 9 minutes.Swim Tests are currently booked for Thursday 28th of September 2017. If you want to be in with a chance to secure a place on this exciting course you need to contact us today to secure a swim test! There are limited spaces, so don’t delay contact us today!How much does it cost?The programme is free to all job seekers and job changers. A Training Allowance will be paid to participants who have an entitlement to a Department of Social Protection payment. Travel and accommodation expenses are payable (Conditions apply).Childcare places are also available through the new Childcare Employment and Training Support (CETS) Scheme.How can I apply, and when can I start?The course will begin 16th of October and run for 27 weeks, including 4 weeks work placement. To find out more, call 074 91 20500 or email coursesdonegaltc@donegaletb.ieWould you like more information?Visit for more detailsContact: Donegal Education and Training BoardLetterkenny Training CentreBallyraine Industrial EstateLetterkennyCo DonegalTel: 074 91 20500E-mail: coursesdonegaltc@donegaletb.ieThis course could be your ticket to ride the waves of success in a dream career was last modified: September 18th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:beachcareersDonegal ETBeducationEmploymentlifeguardsurfingtrainingwaterlast_img read more