first_img…children banned from attending funeralA Fifth Street, Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara resident died after he jumped over the seawall in the village.Dead is Alberto De Jesus, 30.Relatives told Guyana Times that the father of two children begun acting in a strange manner last Thursday before running to the seawall and jumping over.His wife, Felisha Ramzan, told this publication that on the morning of the incident, her husband started acting in a “weird” manner and she told him she would take him to the hospital because something seemed amiss.“He started talking to himself and so I’ve never seen him behave like this so I told him to get dressed, I’m taking him to the hospital,” she said.Ramzan added that as they were ready to go to the hospital, she left her husband standing at the gate and returned inside to close a door, and when she returned she noticed him running toward the seawall.“I see him running and I started to scream and all the neighbours came out and started running behind him but he jumped over. I see he went down like three times,” the distraught woman said.Dead: Alberto De JesusShe related that police were immediately called to the scene and boatmen working nearby took him out of the water and made unsuccessful efforts to revive him.“Police patrol from BV Station come…They carry he Georgetown Hospital where he pronounce dead,” the woman added.The woman further said that a post-mortem examination was performed and revealed that he died from drowning.However, the woman told this publication that in her grief, more worries have been piled on as her husband’s body was removed without her consent and knowledge. She said that after probing as to who collected her husband’s body she was told that his mother went and claimed the body.She claimed that as a result of this, she and her children were banned by her husband’s family from going to his funeral. The grieving widow said that her children will not be able to see their father one last time, adding that it is causing her much distress.“Our children and I should be allowed at the funeral. I am begging the social service or police to come and intervene in this matter. These people are taking advantage on me,” she cried.last_img read more

first_imgThe Department of Transport has allocated a total of €44,577,790 has been approved for National Roads in Donegal for 2020.The allocation has been welcomed by Deputy Pat The Cope Gallagher.The Department has allocated the following to major N56 projects for 2020 – * Continuation of the Drumbeigh to Inver Scheme €8,000,000,* Dungloe to Cloghbolie €12,000,000, works to commence in Q1 2020,* Letterilly to Kilraine Junction €9,000,000, with Tenders to be invited in 2020.Deputy Gallagher said these road projects when completed will make a major difference to the N56 and will greatly benefit all road users using the N56 in those respective areas.“It is important that throughout 2020 that the TII and Donegal County Council plan for the next phases of these projects, more is required to be done on the N56 in order to bring it to the standard required and expected nowadays,” he added.In addition to the major improvement works the following were confirmed by the Department of Transport for road improvements and road overlay grants, * N56 Crolly to Loughanure – Pavement Overlay €600,000* N56 Dunkineely to Bruckless – Pavement Overlay €1,580,000* N56 Four Lane Letterkenny – Pavement €950,000* N56 Loughanure – Pavement €200,000* N56 Mountcharles Bypass – Pavement €600,000* N56 Cyclelane from Illistrin to Letterkenny €300,000.Pat the Cope added the N56 road is a critically important route for the entire north, west and south of the county, as the road in essence connects the entire county to the national primary road network.He said “The N56 is the only artery connecting these parts of Donegal to the rest of the roads network and as such is subject to massive traffic volumes on a daily basis. The road grants announced for overlay will go a long way to improving surfaces and increasing safety measures on these road sections.“It is critically important that continued investment is made into this National Secondary Road and it is equally important that Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) continue to make further plans to for additional improvements on the N56 once the current major works are completed.“The N56 must be brought to the highest possible standards and be fit for purpose, so that once the A5 is completed – then the N56 regardless of where you are located on it must provide you with ease of access to the motorway connecting the northwest to Dublin. “The ongoing improvement works on the N56 must be advanced and completed so that the entire north, west and south of the county can access overall road improvements into the region.“I wish to compliment the TII officials, Road Design Office Donegal Town for making themselves available each year to discuss Donegal County Council’s plans for the following year.”Department of Transport confirm €44.5M for Donegal roads in 2020 was last modified: December 19th, 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:allocationfundingROADSlast_img read more

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — As gusts of wind swirled around China Basin on Tuesday, Giants manager Bruce Bochy confronted a challenging decision.Send a struggling Mac Williamson out to left field to face another tough right-handed pitcher, or ask catcher Stephen Vogt to play left field for the first time in five years?Bochy went with Vogt.For the first time since July 2, 2014, Vogt will play left field as he becomes the eighth different player to start a game at the position for the Giants this season. …last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Farmers should take special note of crop insurance this year because it could provide them with a much-needed safety net at a time of low commodity prices and continuing market uncertainty, a Purdue Extension agricultural economist says.Farmers have until March 15 to apply for federal crop insurance or to make changes to current policies.“Choosing the right coverage is more important now than it has been in the past few years because producers simply cannot afford increased downside risk,” Michael Langemeier said. “A variety of options are available.”The federal crop insurance program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency, is intended to protect farmers from catastrophic yield or revenue losses. The program was expanded in the 2014 farm bill to replace many direct-subsidy payments.One new coverage option is the Whole-Farm Revenue Protection program, known as the WFRP. It was introduced as a pilot program in 45 states last year but will be available throughout the country for the first time in 2016.Unlike traditional revenue or yield coverage, WFRP covers the entire mix of crop and livestock produced on a farm, not a specific commodity. Producers can insure up to $8.5 million of revenue, with coverage levels of 50-85%. Premium payments are subsidized up to 80%.“It’s a particularly attractive option for diversified, specialty crop and organic producers because it covers a wider range of commodities,” Langemeier said.last_img read more

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Twice, though, Barcelona had gifted Willian the space to hit the post in the first half. It was third time lucky in the 62nd for Willian, who drifts in and out of the team but was the outlet of Chelsea’s most dangerous moments against the five-time European champions.The Brazilian was left unmarked just outside the penalty area to receive a pass from Eden Hazard. Sergio Busquets charged forward to block Willian but ended up on flat on his back after Willian shimmied past him.“We gave too much space to Willian to shoot,” Valverde said. “The pass to him was perfect, the control was perfect. And we just had to get closer to him.”They didn’t. Willian picked out a gap in the defense to send the ball into the bottom right of the night.“We stayed compact, had a plan,” Willian said, “and did exactly what we expected.”ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH AFP official booed out of forum LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers By cancelling out Willian’s opener, Messi also gave Barcelona a narrow edge in their Champions League round-of-16 matchup heading into the second leg at Camp Nou on March 14. The night’s other game produced a far more conclusive outcome with Thomas Mueller and Robert Lewandowski both scoring twice as Bayern Munich beat 10-man Besiktas 5-0.It was far tighter at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea deploying Eden Hazard as a false nine and containing Barcelona’s energetic pressing before being made to pay for a rare slip in concentration in the 75th minute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAndreas Christensen, the 21-year-old center back who displaced 32-year-old captain Gary Cahill from the starting lineup, passed laxly across his own penalty area. Barcelona capitalized. Andres Iniesta beat Cesar Azpilicueta to the ball, skipped past the defender’s attempt to tackle and squared for the unmarked Messi to turn into the bottom of the net. It prevented Barcelona from slipping to only its second loss in all competitions since August.“We lacked more clear-cut chances, but the good thing is we managed to force an error out of them and score an equalizer,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said through a translator. “We go back to the Camp Nou happy.” MOST READ Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his side’s first goal during a Champions League round of sixteen first leg soccer match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)LONDON — Lionel Messi finally managed one of the few things he had yet to achieve in football.At his ninth attempt, the five-time world player of the year finally scored against Chelsea, salvaging a 1-1 draw on Tuesday and halting his longest drought against any opponent after 730 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT Vonn trying not to think of downhill as her last at Olympics Described by Valverde as a “clash of styles,” this was not a meeting of equals.While Barcelona enjoys a seven-point lead at the top of the Spanish league, Chelsea is in a scrap to even secure one of the Premier League’s four Champions League qualification places. Recent damaging defeats at Bournemouth and Watford have left Chelsea with only a one-point hold on fourth place — and no chance of defending its title with Manchester City 19 points ahead.Now Chelsea, which won its only European title in 2012, has to find a way to at least score at Barcelona next month to secure passage to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2014.“We have to go there to attack and score because 90 minutes defending at the Nou Camp is an eternity,” said Cesc Fabregas, who joined Chelsea from Barcelona. “It is a suicide mission.” 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PHlast_img read more

first_imgHarare, Aug 26 (AP) Zimbabwe today inaugurated a president for the second time in nine months as a country recently jubilant over the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe is now largely subdued by renewed harassment of the opposition and a bitterly disputed election.The military-backed President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who again took the oath of office, faces the mammoth task of rebuilding a worsening economy and uniting a nation deeply divided by a vote that many hoped would deliver change.The 75-year-old Mnangagwa, who took power from his mentor Mugabe with the military’s help in November, said “my door is open and my arms are outstretched” to main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa after the Constitutional Court on Friday rejected opposition claims of vote-rigging and upheld the president’s narrow July 30 victory.”It is time to move forward together,” said Mnangagwa, who has promised democratic and economic reforms after Mugabe’s 37-year rule.Chamisa yesterday said he respectfully rejects the court ruling and called the inauguration “false.””They know they can’t invite me to a wedding where I was the one supposed to be receiving the gifts,” he said.His spokesman Nkululeko Sibanda today said “we haven’t received any formal invitation” to the inauguration.The 40-year-old Chamisa has called for dialogue with Mnangagwa but suggested that talks on power-sharing first must acknowledge the opposition leader’s alleged victory. “You cannot steal my goats and then ask me to come and share them with you,” he said.Ruling party spokesman Paul Mangwana criticised Chamisa for saying he will snub the inauguration.advertisement”It is important for nation-building at this critical time. The problem is the (Movement for Democratic Change party) did not give us a good opposition leader, they gave us a schoolboy, so he is playing schoolboy politics,” Mangwana told The Associated Press.Upbeat supporters of the president and ruling ZANU-PF party streamed into the 60,000-seat National Sports Stadium in the capital, Harare, many wearing pro-Mnangagwa regalia.Some said they woke up before dawn to catch buses and trucks ferrying them from villages hundreds of kilometers from the capital.The heads of state of South Africa, Congo, Rwanda and Zambia and elsewhere also attended. Botswana’s former leader and a sharp critic of Mugabe, Ian Khama, attended Mnangagwa’s first inauguration in November but skipped this time “due to prior commitments,” Botswana’s government said.The mood was less enthusiastic in downtown Harare, an opposition stronghold. “He is not my president, why should I go?” asked one resident, Emmanuel Mazunda.Zimbabwe’s economy is in a tailspin. Analysts say Mnangagwa’s immediate tasks in his five-year term should include solving severe cash shortages and high unemployment that has forced thousands of people into the streets as vendors. Millions of others have fled the country over the years.The government badly needed a credible election to end its status as a global pariah, have international sanctions lifted and open the door to investment. State-run media this month estimated Zimbabwe’s debt arrears at USD 5.6 billion.Final reports are pending from dozens of Western election observers invited for the first time in nearly two decades.Observers noted few issues on a peaceful election day but expressed concern about the “excessive use of force” two days later, when six people were killed as the military swept into the capital to disperse protests.One US-based observer mission yesterday said that Zimbabwe “has not yet demonstrated that it has established a tolerant, democratic culture that enables the conduct of elections in which parties are treated equitably and citizens can cast their vote freely.”(AP) RUPRUPlast_img read more

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. September 16, 2009 Register Now » After all the rumors and last-minute botched deals over the years, it’s finally happened: Microsoft and Yahoo have reached an agreement to merge their search services in hopes of finally being able to compete with the grand search overlord, Google.Under the new 10-year, $275 million agreement, Microsoft’s new Bing search engine will power Yahoo Search, while Yahoo Search Marketing will be powered by Microsoft AdCenter.So what does this mean for small-business owners? Well, keep an eye on your Yahoo rankings because they are going to change once the Yahoo search engine is replaced by Bing.As for your Yahoo Search Marketing campaigns, the good news is that your ads will now be seen across a greater number of websites. If you’ve been running campaigns through Microsoft AdCenter and Yahoo Search Marketing, once the change takes effect you will only have one campaign to manage, which will free up your time to work on other search marketing strategies.If you’ve never bothered with Microsoft’s search offerings, the best way to get ready for the coming changes is to learn how to optimize your site for Bing and become familiar with the rules and regulations of Microsoft AdCenter.Since its launch, Bing has proven itself to be very amenable to webmasters’ optimization efforts. That means that with a little tweaking you can get your site listed at the top of Bing’s search results quickly. And if your site is brand-new, you can probably get it indexed faster on Bing than on Google, so you might want to focus your optimization on Bing first. Then, once you’re ranked well in Bing’s listings, you can tweak your optimization efforts to meet Google’s more stringent requirements.Here are five easy ways to get Bing to notice you:1. The older, the better . Bing places a lot of emphasis on the age of a domain, so if you’re just starting out, you might consider buying an older domain in order to get your site a higher ranking.2. Titles are important. Bing seems to place a lot more emphasis on title tags than Google does, so make sure you use your best keywords in the title tags of every page on your site.3. Text is terrific. For Google, the amount of text you have on a web page doesn’t play a huge role. Not so with Bing, which seems to place a higher value on pages that have at least 300 words.4. Outbound links are OK. Google has always seemed to frown on the number of outbound links you have on a page. But Bing actually seems to like them–at least for now.5. Backlinks are even better. If you’re frustrated because all of your efforts to get links pointing to your site haven’t gotten you anywhere with Google, then good news! When it comes to backlinks, Bing’s attitude seems to “the more, the merrier”–as long as the links are coming from relevant sites.So there you have it–five easy optimization tips to help you score a good ranking with Bing.Bear in mind that this is a huge change, and will take months to fully take effect. But the sooner you align yourself with Microsoft’s search policies, the better positioned you will be to ride the wave of change to the top of Bing’s–and Yahoo’s–search results. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 3 min readlast_img read more