Salvation Army to donate over 1200 food hampers to less fortunate

first_img…during annual Christmas drive today As part of its annual drive, the Salvation Army is set to donate food hampers exceeding 1200 to the less fortunate in the spirit of the Christmas season today at the non-profit organisation’s Georgetown Citadel, on Alexander Street in Lacytown.This forms part of the Salvation Army’s food drive which continues year-round with the provision of hot meals to schoolchildren and the needy.Last year, the organisation teamed up with First Lady Sandra Granger and then Social Protection Minister Volda Lawrence to bring cheer to citizens with the distribution of over 1500 Christmas food hampers to senior citizens.The Salvation Army has had a presence in Guyana for the past 120 years, extending its reach to the most vulnerable of society with not only its charitable work but a strong drug rehabilitation programme for substance abuse victims.last_img read more

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Govt fails to fully recognise rights of Indigenous peoples – APA

first_imgDespite being in office for over four years, the APNU/AFC coalition government has failed to fulfil its commitment to relook at sections of the Amerindian Act of 2006, and this has resulted in severe hardships on the livelihoods of Indigenous folks throughout the country.This is according to the latest land tenure report, the third of its kind, issued by the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) which cited the presented administration’s failure to make amendments to laws regarding resource rights for the Indigenous peoples as a major factor for inherently limiting land tenure security across Guyana.“The Act fails to set out clear and fair rules for defining and agreeing on land titles and also lacks clear ways of resolving land disputes. The law gives overly broad discretion to the Minister of Indigenous Peoples Affairs, which has resulted in land titling decisions that infringe upon Indigenous land rights, including titles…and titles that exclude key farming, hunting, fishing, or gathering grounds or important spiritual sites”.According to the document, the APNU/AFC coalition had promised that it would assist Indigenous folks and protect their rights but by failing to revise the Amerindian Act of 2006, it has done more harm than good.It was further stated that in December last, the National Assembly held a no-confidence vote against the governing coalition and that the coalition Government has been back and forth between the Courts since that time to challenge that vote.However, the report elaborated that according to Guyana’s Constitution, a No-Confidence Motion passed against the government requires elections to be held to conduct new elections within a three-month period but this process has put the revision of the Amerindian Act of 2006 in limbo.“As a result of the court challenges and the Elections Commission’s stated inability to conduct elections within the constitutional three-month period, it is unclear when the next national elections will be held. There is uncertain timing to revise the Amerindian Act, a commitment undertaken by the current governing coalition. Revision of the Act has the potential to address many of the problems with the existing legislation and documented in this report”.Indigenous persons continue to lobby for several changes to be made in the laws governing Indigenous peoples’ lands so that their rights can be upheld and protected in the country, the report stated.The APA’s document added that the Amerindian Act of 2006 urgently needs to be revised since there are many flaws and policies that infringe on the livelihoods and development of all Indigenous peoples in Guyana. The report stated that the Act also fails to provide for measures of restitution, which would return third party property rights and interests existing within Indigenous lands to Indigenous communities.“Almost all of the flaws in Guyanese laws and policies relating to Indigenous land tenure stem from the fundamental problem that the government does not fully recognise the customary tenure systems of Indigenous peoples and the rights that arise therefrom,” it added.last_img read more

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Huskies Player of the Week: Ivan Jasbec

first_imgHow would you describe your style of play?Ivan: “I’d say I’m more of a stay-home d-man. You know, try to get the puck, try to get the puck up to the boards, do my job (and) keep pucks out of the net.”Favourite moment with the Huskies?Ivan: “Probably passing Dawson in the standings in first place.”Favourite hockey team?Ivan: “Montreal Canadiens.”Favourite player?Ivan: “Drew Doughty.”Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – This week’s Huskies Player of the Week is #4 defenseman Ivan Jasbec.Each week, a different player from the Huskies will be interviewed.As part of a weekly feature, Ivan was on the phone to talk about himself and his team effort.- Advertisement -Ivan Jasbec Facts:Age: 17Height: 6′ 2″Weight: 190 lbs.Shoots: LeftHometown: Comox, B.C. What music do you like?Ivan: “I listen to all kinds of music.”What’s your favourite food?Ivan: “Probably be chicken pasta.”What do you hope for the future?Ivan: “I hope this year we can finish out strong and get a championship this year and see where it goes from there.”center_img How long have you been with the Huskies?Jonathan: “I’ve been with the Huskies since the start of the season, so like September or so.”What position do you play?Ivan: “Defense.”Advertisementlast_img read more

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Indoor soccer registration open

first_imgRegistration for the 2010-2011 indoor soccer season is now open.Players can visit www.fsjsoccer.com to register online, print out registration packages, or for more info.- Advertisement -Registration forms can also be picked up at the North Peace Arena at the Fort St. John Soccer Club’s Drop Box.Anyone looking for more info can also call 250-787-KICK (and leave a message).Registration closes September 27th.last_img

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Amgen Tour: Leipheimer leaps ahead

first_imgSOLVANG – Levi Leipheimer endured strong headwinds and expanded his lead Friday in the Amgen Tour of California with a dominating win in the fifth stage individual time trial. Leipheimer, an American on the Discovery Channel team, completed the windy 14.5-mile Solvang course in 29 minutes, 40.44 seconds for an average speed of 29.44mph. He was the last of 127 riders on the course. CSC rider Jens Voigt of Germany, who began the day 3 seconds behind Leipheimer in the overall standings, finished second 18 seconds back. Jason McCartney, also on the Discovery Channel team, was third in 30:05.14. Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland, the reigning time trial world titlist, finished fourth for CSC in 30:17.91. Leipheimer, who has three top-10 finishes in the Tour de France and has won the Tour of Germany, leads Voigt by 21seconds with two stages of the eight-day race remaining. McCartney is third, trailing by 54 seconds. “I was taking some risks,” Leipheimer said. “At one point, I actually clipped a bush with my shoulder. Looking back, I was really going for it.” Steady headwinds on the first half of the course increased throughout the day, with later top-rated riders facing the most difficult conditions. But Leipheimer posted the fastest halfway time and then increased his pace during the second half of the course. Today’s 105.4-mile stage from Santa Barbara to Santa Clarita is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. The estimated time of arrival at the Valencia Town Center on McBean Parkway is just before 3 p.m. center_img The 639.2-mile race, which has daily coverage on Versus, concludes Sunday with the seventh stage circuit race in LongBeach. The winner earns $15,000, plus various daily stage and bonus money, from a total purse of $165,000 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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ELEPHANTS CAUSE TRAFFIC CHAOS MAKING ‘TRUNK’ CALL IN LETTERKENNY!

first_imgNo, you aren’t seeing things.Although people walking up Letterkenny’s Port Road certainly thought they were this afternoon. Well it’s not often that one comes across a couple of elephants out for an afternoon stroll past Mourne Antiques.Word has it that the elephants escaped from a local circus which has just set up show in town for a few days.Or perhaps they just fancied a banana sandwich in The Quiet Moment?  ELEPHANTS CAUSE TRAFFIC CHAOS MAKING ‘TRUNK’ CALL IN LETTERKENNY! was last modified: August 22nd, 2012 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:circuselephantsletterkennylast_img read more

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LARGE CROWD EXPECTED FOR CHURCHILL/GLENSWILLY/GARTAN TEXT ALERT LAUNCH

first_imgA meeting of residents to set up a neighbourhood watch and text alert scheme in the Glenswilly/Churchill/Gartan area will take place in McClafferty’s Bar, Churchill on Wednesday (March 26th) at 8pm.The meeting will be attended by Vanessa Clarke who will speak about the setting up of text alert schemes.The last meeting attracted more than 100 local residents and it is hoped to attract a similar number again. Although organisers admit the area has not seen a huge amount of burglaries in recent months, locals set they want to be pro-active against possible intruders coming into the area. LARGE CROWD EXPECTED FOR CHURCHILL/GLENSWILLY/GARTAN TEXT ALERT LAUNCH was last modified: March 25th, 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:ChurchilldonegalGardaiglenswillytext alertlast_img read more

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MAN HELD IN CUSTODY AFTER GARDAI EXPRESS FEARS OVER HIS FACEBOOK STATUS

first_imgA Donegal man charged with a vicious assault has been denied bail after Gardai expressed fears that a message on his Facebook page suggested he may flee the country.Gardai expressed fears about bail for Doherty after he changed his status on Facebook page.Barry Doherty was remanded in custody after he allegedly carried out the attack while on bail for a previous serious assault charge. Doherty, 25, was arrested at Dunross, Culdaff  by Sergeant Forrestal on Tuesday evening in connection with a serious assault which occurred on June 20th last.Solicitor for the defendant Ray Lannon applied for bail on behalf of his client whom he said had always turned up for previous court cases.He said his client was making attempts to get his life back on track and was actively looking for work.Mr Lannon also disclosed that Doherty received no social welfare benefits and lived at home with his parents and that he has no recollection of the night he is accused of carrying out the assault.However, the appeal for bail was met with objection by both Sgt Forrestal and Inspector Michael Harrison.Sgt Forrestal said that Mr Doherty had FIVE previous bench warrants in 2010 and 2011FACEBOOK He also said that a status he published on his Facebook timeline on Tuesday night would suggest he may be a ‘flight risk’.Judge Paul Kelly was presented with images by Sergeant Forrestal which showed the injuries Doherty allegedly inflicted on the victim who was hospitalised for a number of days as a result of the alleged assault.Sergeant Forrestal said the fact he carried out such a serious assault while on bail for another said there was no guarantee who wouldn’t re-offend.They also said they have an independent witness that will be able to identify the culprit responsible for the serious assault which was carried.They believed they will have much more evidence to proceed with a hearing early next week.The court heard that Doherty takes prescription drugs and that when he mixes that with alcohol he was completely out of control.Judge Paul Kelly denied bail on the grounds that there was FIVE previous bench warrants issued for Mr Doherty in relation to other offences and that he had carried out an assault while on bail for another assault charge.The case was adjourned until July 6th which will be conducted via video link from Castlerea Prison.MAN HELD IN CUSTODY AFTER GARDAI EXPRESS FEARS OVER HIS FACEBOOK STATUS was last modified: July 2nd, 2015 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:assaultbarry dohertydonegalFacebookGardaistatuslast_img read more

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Latest: Chelsea 2 Newcastle 0 – Costa puts Blues on course for win

first_imgDiego Costa’s 15th goal of a prolific campaign put Chelsea on the verge of another home victory.The Spain striker pounced just shy of the hour mark, driving the ball in from 15 yards after a fine move involving Eden Hazard and Oscar.Oscar had put the Blues in front just before half-time when he converted Branislav Ivanovic’s pull-back.Newcastle will have felt hard done by going in at the break a goal down as they were much the better team in the first half.Petr Cech made good saves from Yoann Gouffran’s free-kick and Remy Cabella’s drive, while Moussa Sissoko hit the outside of the post.But Chelsea, chasing their 10th win in their 10th home league game this season, were much improved after the restart.And their vaunted front four clicked into gear to create Chelsea’s second goal, with Hazard feeding Oscar in the box and the Brazilian teeing up Costa, who took a touch before drilling home. Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa.Subs: Courtois, Cahill, Filipe Luis, Mikel, Ramires, Remy, Drogba. Newcastle: Krul; Janmaat, Coloccini, Williamson, Dummett; Sissoko, Anita, Colback; Cabella, Perez, Gouffran.Subs: Woodman, Santon, Haidara, Ameobi, Vuckic, Armstrong, Riviere.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Getaway Man: Brett Anderson the perfect guy to send A’s home from arduous road trip

first_imgST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — The A’s will turn to left-hander Brett Anderson for Wednesday afternoon’s series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field to finish an arduous 10-game road trip.Anderson (6-4, 3.98 ERA) is just the kind of pitcher you want for getaway day. This season, he has been consistent, going at least 5 1/3 innings in 11 of his 13 starts.“With my repertoire, when I’m throwing right, it usually leads to quick outs, pitching to contact, going deeper in games,’’ Anderson …last_img

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