Enmore Association of NY fetes over 700 for Christmas

first_imgIn what has now become a staple during the holiday season, the Enmore Association of New York (EANY) has once again feted over 700 persons at its annual Christmas luncheon in Enmore, East Coast Demerara.A section of the gathering at the senior citizens’ partyThe group, comprising members based mainly in New York and complemented by a local chapter, has been hosting the party for the past 18 years at Ayube Mohamed’s (Wise Man’s) residence yearly, where senior citizens and children of the village are invited to partake in the festivities.This year’s event was once again organised to bring cheer to citizens of the community-while the older folks were given a hamper, a monetary donation and a meal; the smaller ones were presented a gift from Santa Claus and treated to a sumptuous meal.The event was made possible through the kind donations, both financial and otherwise, of members of EANY and well-wishers.EANY member Seurattan Prashad told the senior citizens that they deserved to be recognised and celebrated as they are the ones who have helped to shape the community over several decades.“You guys have set the tone and shaped the culture of this community, knowingly or unknowingly, by following the unwritten rules of society, abiding by them and disseminating them. What are those unwritten rules? Things like caring for each other, helping each other, respecting each other— that is what had built this society so strong. You guys have done a tremendous job in making this community a better place and that is why we’re here today to recognise your contribution,” Prashad noted.Manzoor Rahaman, another member of the EANY, echoed similar sentiments, noting that the Association is pleased to be of service to members of the community.last_img read more

New Charter Airline could take you to Mexico from GP

first_imgA new low cost charter air line could offer services from Grande PrairieThe new service called NewAir’s hopes to start flying this fall with 3 planes to vacation destinations like Mexico, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. NewAir hopes to tap into niche markets, first here in Western Canada and eventually other parts of the country. Tim Morgan heads up NewAir and he says they are focusing on point-to-point service, saying that consumers in smaller Canadian cities get frustrated whenever they are forced to make stopovers at larger airports before arriving at their final destinations.- Advertisement -NewAir has yet to set it’s non-stop charter schedules but has told investors that Canadian markets like Regina, Saskatoon, Kelowna, Fort McMurray and Grande Prairie are on the list.last_img read more

NEAT helping children become environmentally conscious while having fun

first_imgIf you’re looking to learn more about these activities or any other NEAT events, call 250 785 6328 or email julia@neat.ca. Every Wednesday and Friday, the community garden, located on 102 Avenue, will be the centre of two separate events; Whimsical Wednesday, which focuses on the 5 R’s: rethink, refuse, reduce, reuse, and recycle, and Fearless Fridays, teaching children a variety of environmental issues through crafts and games.Also, every other Saturday NEAT will be at the Farmers’ Market, located inside the Curling Rink, inviting children “to become eco-warriors and enter into a quest to save the earth.”This essentially involves children creating different pieces of armour with recycled material, each week participating in a different environmental challenge.- Advertisement -Environmental Education Outreach Facilitator, Julia Roe says it’s important to teach children at young age about the impact of their ecological footprint. “It’s great if we can get kids enthusiastic about it young, so they’re thinking about these issues and doing fun crafts, and doing fun challenges that get them involved and educated on some of the serious problems that we’re facing,” Roe explained.Whimsical Wednesdays run from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Fearless Fridays is from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., and the Farmers’ Market activities also run from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: DUNGLOE REMAIN UNBEATEN AS THEY DEFEAT CLOUGHANEELY

first_imgAn Clochan Liath Club NotesBad aid 4, 14, 18 agus 21 na huimhireacha lotto a tarraingeadh ag deireadh na seachtaine seachtaine agus nior baineadh póta óir an lotto. Beidh €4,700 sa phóta óir don seachtain seo. Bhain na daoine seo leanas €20 an ceann Louise & Cormac Hartnett, Falmore, Kate McCole, Sheskinarone, Breege McGill, Fintown agues Lorraine Sweeney, Sheskinarone.Bhain Mary Gallagher as Meenbanad €150, bhain Jeannie Sweeney as Sheskinarone, Connie O’Donnell as St. Peter’s Tce, Hugh Gallagher as Belcruit agus Nellie Doherty as Glenties €100 ag an bhingo. All Club Members that ordered tickets for the Derry v Donegal Match will be available for collection on Friday 16th May in the Rosses Community School from 8pm – 9pm.When collecting tickets could everyone check their envelopes to make sure order is correct before leaving.Dungloe U14 Hurlers played Letterkenny Gaels in Rosses Park on Sunday past in a crucial match to decide qualification for the league semi finals.Dungloe started against the breeze and the hill and absorbed early pressure well with Harry Noble in goals and his full and half back line all excelling. Dungloe at the other end were picking off nice scores including a well taken point by Philip Rodgers.They did concede due to lack of concentration a goal leading up to half time and went in at the break 2.2 to 0.4 down.The second half proved controversial. Gaels were awarded a goal when the ball it seemed certainly didn’t cross the line and decisions in General were frustrating for the Dungloe team.Dungloe despite all the odds continued to battle hard.Thomas Hartnett was excellent at centre back and controlled that area from start to finish. Matthew scored a great goal and could have had two others and James Hartnett got a fine point. Dungloe hit the post, were guilty of some over carrying and wides, but in general were far more hungry and determined.The game finished with Dungloe it seemed winning by a point, but disappointingly the referees record was that of a draw.Odhran McGonagle Joe Greene, Nicholas Wherely were good in defence for Dungloe, but man of the match today was Thomas Hartnett at centre back.The next game in the league is Thursday against Carndonagh but Dungloe are already certain of a league semi final placing. Our Senior Team had a win away against Cloughaneely on a score line of An Clochan liath 2-12 Cloughaneely 0-11. Reserves unfortunately were beaten on a score line of An Clochan liath 0-11 Cloughaneely 3-6.GAA NEWS: DUNGLOE REMAIN UNBEATEN AS THEY DEFEAT CLOUGHANEELY was last modified: May 13th, 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:dungloeGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

Real Madrid want top Liverpool target after Reds took too long to conclude a deal

first_img Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star ‘perfect fit” 2 It had reported the fee and personal terms had been agreed by all parties but it stalled at the last moment and wasn’t completed.There were rumours it was to do with the player’s previous knee injury but his president at Lyon has insisted it was just down to the amount of time taken to conclude the deal.And now he’s added LaLiga giants Real want the player, along with other clubs. three-way race Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing LIVING THE DREAM Latest transfer news RANKED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Euro expert explains why Liverpool should be so excited about Minamino heading off Man United ‘miss out’ on Minamino, West Ham scout Flamengo strikers, Auba wants out Chelsea have watched Leeds ace ‘perfect for Premier League football’ regularly Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Arsenal ace heading for January exit as German club ready bid for midfielder IN DEMAND GOSSIP Lyon star Nabil Fekir in action for France against Peru at World Cup 2018. Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has revealed Liverpool’s failure to complete a deal for Nabil Fekir has alerted Real Madrid to his availability.It had been widely expected the France international, currently at the World Cup in Russia, would complete a £53million move to Anfield. take zlat talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas 2 Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Zlatan Ibrahimovic in ‘advanced talks’ to complete Premier League comeback WHITE KNIGHT Speaking to RT France, Aulas said: “Yeah, listen, at that stage it was foreseen he would go to Liverpool, I had given it the green light to go ahead. but it just took too long, things were just too drawn out.“He is an exceptional player, he keeps the ball in little space and has an incredible talent. The fact that things didn’t conclude with Liverpool and it didn’t happen in that timeframe has peaked the interest of a lot of other clubs – Real Madrid, but not just Real Madrid and their new trainer.“There is a lot of interest from other camps, so everything is possible.”Aulas though, does want to keep his star man, he added: “But at the same time we still have eyes for him staying in Lyon. My objective is to get him to stay – the players are like sons to me and I hope to persuade him to stay.“But if he absolutely wishes to leave, then we will try to find the biggest club to match his talent.” REAL DEAL last_img read more

WARNING TO MOTORISTS AFTER SERIES OF CAR CRASHES

first_imgCOUNCIL officials and road safety advisers have warned motorists to take extra care on the roads today after a series of road traffic accidents.The latest smash happened on the N56 at lunchtime when a car left the road.The incident took place 2kms on the Letterkenny side of the entrance to Glenveagh National Park. The BMW car spun off the road and into a ditch. The motorist was left shaken by the incident but was otherwise unhurt.The Road Safety Authority is advising all road users especially drivers to exercise caution on roads following a break in the dry weather.Rainfall this week will bring to an end a long dry spell which poses added dangers to road users.The N56 is particularly slippy, especially on the bends between Termon and Dunlewey. There have been several other incidents reported this morning in Gaoth Dobhair, Inishowen and Lifford. According to Met Éireann, scattered rain showers are set to become widespread as the week progresses, turning heavy and possibly thundery at times.RSA boss Noel Brett said: “Roads are at their most slippery when the weather breaks after a long dry spell. This is because the fine grit on roads tends to polish the road surface and roads also see the build up of a film of tar, rubber and oil deposit. The sudden change in driving conditions can also catch drivers off guard.“The expected rainfall and the condition of roads will make driving particularly hazardous as road surfaces become slippery reducing skid resistance.“For their own safety and the safety of other road users drivers should adjust their driving behaviour to suit these changing conditions especially after driving for a period in good dry conditions. My advice to drivers is, slow down, keep your distance and expect the unexpected.”Drivers are being advised to: • Slow down. Drive at an appropriate speed to the conditions.• Don’t tailgate – Allow extra distance to the vehicle in front especially when driving behind heavy goods vehicles.• Use dipped headlights at all times of poor visibility• Check tyres to ensure minimum tread depth of 1.6mm and ensure correct tyre pressures. • Drive with care and caution – expect the unexpectedWARNING TO MOTORISTS AFTER SERIES OF CAR CRASHES was last modified: July 25th, 2013 by John2Share 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:WARNING TO MOTORISTS AFTER SERIES OF CAR CRASHESlast_img read more

REFLECTIONS OF GLENVEAGH – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgA view up the lake from the boathouse at Glenveagh Castle.A stunning November day at GlenveaghA view from the nature cabin up the lakeRounding the bend towards the castle and thinking of hot chocolate in the tea rooms!The lake is so calm that it’s difficult to even see the water unless you look closely.Another view from the boathouse up the lakeREFLECTIONS OF GLENVEAGH – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: November 24th, 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:glenveagh national parkpic speciallast_img read more

Cops & robbers

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It sounds like a scene out of “Pulp Fiction” – some low-rate robbers sticking up restaurants in the San Fernando Valley. But this grisly tale is true, and deadly. The Los Angeles City Council has put out a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of eight bandits who have staged at least 100 robberies in the Valley, stealing some $100,000 and killing one restaurant owner. If you know anything, call the Los Angeles Police Department at (213) 485-2511.last_img read more

David Wells to be honored at CR Sports Auction & Dinner in August

first_imgEUREKA >> The 13th annual College of the Redwoods Athletics Dinner and Sports Auction will be held on Thursday, Aug. 11, at the CR Gymnasium, it has been announced. The Dinner and Sports Auction is a benefit for CR student athletes and their sports programs. This year’s event will highlight David Wells as the honoree and featured speaker. The event kicks off at 5:30pm with a no-host Social and Silent Auction, Dinner and speakers at 6:30 p.m. with the Live Auction to follow. Wells is a local …last_img read more

Hindcasting the Grand Canyon: Geologist Rejects Dam Breach Theory

first_imgA geologist rejects the idea that an ancient lake spilled and carved Grand Canyon, but maybe he misrepresents the theory.  Besides, how can geologists “hindcast” an unobserved event without philosophical assumptions?“Grand Canyon Carved by Flood? Geologist Says No,” reads a headline on Live Science, but the URL is stronger: “Megaflood debunked as Grand Canyon cause.”  Debunked is a strong word.  It implies permanently laid to rest, or falsified, by a concurrence of geologists.  In the article by reporter Becky Oskin, however, it appears that the debunking is just the opinion of one geologist, Bill Dickinson, an emeritus professor of geology at the University of Arizona in Tucson, who could provide no better explanation.Tracing the history of the Grand Canyon is controversial. The deep gorge exposes a billion years of Earth history in its candy-colored cliffs, but geologists can’t agree when it formed, or exactly how.A long-standing hypothesis by both creationist and secular geologists places a vast lake, called Hopi Lake, to the southeast of the current canyon, proposing that a dam breach carved at least much of the canyon rapidly and catastrophically.  The Painted Desert and other remnants called the Bidahochi Formation would be remnants of the old lake bottom.Dickinson doesn’t believe the dam breach is a valid story, so he said “my main purpose is to dismantle it.”  He argues that the lake would have been too shallow, and that the waters could not have climbed over the Kaibab Upwarp.  This argument, though, overlooks the proponents’ scenario that the upwarp and the dam breach were tied together.  Dickinson and others mentioned in the article additionally argue that there’s no way the lake could have existed for 10-20 million years.  Creation geologists, however, do not need the millions of years, while secular geologists have no agreement on the sequence of events in the region, begging the question that the lake required the time.It would seem hard for Dickinson to triumph over a competing theory when he is admittedly baffled by the origin of the canyon:Knocking down Hopi Lake leaves a major puzzle: What was the course of the Colorado River before the Grand Canyon deepened? Some geologists think the early Colorado River flowed south into the lake….“One of the hardest things to hindcast is to know how big a river you’re looking for in Grand Canyon country,” he said. “What was the river like up in Utah? I hope that if people would just abandon the Hope Lake spillover game, their thoughts would lead them on to worrying about Utah.”Although Dickinson presented a proposal that the ancestral river flowed northwest across northern Arizona, his idea hardly accounts for many features of the canyon, including its crossing the Kaibab plateau.  Oskin implied that no other geologist is likely to come up with a better idea any time soon: “Part of the challenge of solving the Grand Canyon’s history is that so much has changed in the ensuing millions of years: climate was different then, the topography has changed dramatically, and tectonic forces continue to reshape the plateau.”It seems hardly appropriate for Oskin to say the megaflood theory has been “debunked” when all the other theories have just as many or worse problems.  Oskin misrepresented the megaflood theory by assuming the millions of years as part of the story.  It’s the millions of years that are a large part of the problem with competing theories.  This was no debunking; it was rather a story of a man on a mission to discredit competition so he could present his own fallible hindcast. (Visited 114 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more