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January 17, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgMining Week activitiesAs a prelude to this year’s Mining Week activities, the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) hosted an exciting Pork-Knocker Day playoffs and exhibition in Linden on Saturday.The activity, which was the first of its kind in the community and also conducted as part of the 100 years of bauxite mining observances inA scene from the exhibitionthe community, was hosted at the Bayroc Community Centre Ground, Wismar. It featured numerous games and exhibitions, including cricket, batelling, jigging, shovelling and mine rescue.Exhibits from several companies, including Bosai Minerals Group Guyana Incorporated (BMGGI); Banks DIH Limited; the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) were also on show.GGMC Resource and Documentation Officer Beatrice Roberts Austin said the activity was family-oriented, with families from outlying communities, such as Coomacka, in attendance.“We’re doing two things, we’re bringing Pork-knocker Day to Linden, because Linden is one of the hubs – it’s one of the gateways to the interior. There are quite a few families out here that mine and also significantly, it’s a hundred years of bauxite mining in Guyana and we want to honour that, the industry and the people- families who’ve made huge inputs, made sacrifices for the bauxite industry. We want to recognise them and honour them,” Austin related.EPA Environmental Officer Dillon said he welcomed the opportunity to meet and inform people about the environment as it related to its protection, conservation and management. Notable, he said, was the fact that this was done in a fun and interactive way, through environmental games and trivia. Brochures and information on the environment were also available.Mining Week continues today with the National Mining Exhibition at Jubilee Park, Georgetown, followed by a public lecture on the oil and gas sectors in Savannah Suite, Pegasus on August 25; Pork-knocker Day Bartica edition at Regatta Pavilion on Saturday, August 27 and Mahdia Playoffs at Mahdia Community Centre Ground on September 3.last_img read more

January 11, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 1:15 p.m.Three area softball teams are still alive in the CIF Southern Section playoffs, and two of them will be in friendly surroundings for Thursday’s round of quarterfinals. Del Rio League champion La Serna and DRL runner-up California will be at home for Division III games against Fullerton and Kaiser, respectively. Camino Real League champion Cantwell will travel to play Riverside Christian in Division VI. All games begin at 3:15 p.m.last_img read more

December 28, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe first part of February proved to be hotter and drier than normal, but on Wednesday the Southland had a taste of less summery temperatures and even got a few sprinkles. San Gabriel recorded a high of only 58 degrees, 20 degrees lower than this month’s average temperatures, which were in the upper 70s, according to the National Weather Service. Forecasters said the cooler temperatures are expected to last through the weekend. “There was a little moisture in the morning and some drizzle along the coastal areas,” said Stuart Seto, weather specialist with the National Weather Service. “An upper low will move into the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley areas after midnight on Friday and stay into most of Saturday. That will make it on the cool side with a little bit of moisture.” Seto said while there has been no rain this month, the system moving in this weekend will only bring a chance of showers and rainfall amounts of probably a quarter of an inch to less than half an inch in the mountain areas. “Basically it will be a one-day thing and will move out pretty fast,” Seto said. AccuWeather officials said the average daytime high from Feb. 1 though Feb. 14 was 78.9degrees, 8.8 degrees above normal for this time of year. Season rainfall totals since July are measured at 5.26inches, 4.62 inches below normal. Last year, rainfall totals were at 22.53 inches, according to the National Weather Service. “Basically because we have had nine days above 80degrees … we had a lot of offshore or Santa Ana winds that have kept the rainfall away,” Seto said. “Hopefully that will change.” Today’s highs are expected to be in the low 60s. (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2109 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want 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

December 28, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgTHE MARY from Dungloe festival and the Tidy Towns committee in Dungloe have had an unexpected cash windfall – thanks to local judge Seamus Hughes.A number of defendants recently have been ordered to pay donations to the charities as part of their sentences for convictions. Declan Sharkey, of Gweedore Road, Dungloe was ordered to pay €200 to the charities after admitting possession of €20 of cannabis.James O’Donnell, Fairhill, Dungloe, was ordered to pay €125 to the Mary from Dungloe committee for driving without car tax.And Garry O’Donnell, Mullantiboyle, Glenties, was ordered to pay €250 to the charities for failing to display an NCT certificate.CHARITIES BENEFIT FROM JUDGE’S ORDERS was last modified: February 15th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

December 27, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgDONEGAL will play Mayo in the All-Ireland final as the men from the West saw off a startling Dublin comeback to win an incredible match at Croke Park.The Mayo men finally saw off the All-Ireland champions by 0-19 to 0-16 in today’s semi-final. The referee played an extra seven minutes of the match; two more than had been called as the Dubs went for goal.It was a pulsating game – and a sometimes violent match – as repeated Dublin fouls on Mayo players left one of them in hospital and another with blood pouring from a head wound.Mayo had gone in at half-time leading 0-12 to 0-06.And they stormed ahead in the second half, leading at one stage by ten points. But Dublin staged one of the great comebacks in front of 81,364 at Croke Park reducing the deficit to just three points.And then Bernard Brogan went for goal, only to see his shot saved brilliantly saved by Clarke.Within a minute O’Connor missed a sitter for Mayo – putting a goal chance wide.The Connacht champions held on to set up a first ever All-Ireland final clash with Donegal.TV pundit and 1993 All-Ireland winner Joe Brolly said the Mayo win was “a victory for Donegal” saying the Ulster Champions will fancy their chances in a final against Mayo rather than Dublin.Brolly – who will be at O’Donnell Park on September 14th – also poked fun at Pat Spillane after the game. The Kerry legend said that teams like Donegal and Mayo had been too nice in the past.“The Donegal fans weren’t too nice to you last week Spillane – and quite right too after what you said,” said the Derryman.DONEGAL TO PLAY MAYO IN FINAL AFTER DUBS BEATEN AT CROKER was last modified: September 2nd, 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:DONEGAL TO PLAY MAYO IN FINAL AFTER DUBS BEATEN AT CROKERlast_img read more

December 27, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgGAA: Former All-Ireland winner Adrian Hanlon helped Tir Chonaill Gaels reach another London SFC final. Hanlon was introduced as a second-half substitute for the Gaels – as they overcame a resilient and well organised Kingdom Kerry Gaels 1-09 to 0-09 in an highly entertaining semi-final clash. Hanlon and Friel pictured prior to their side’s win over Kingdom Kerry Gaels.Hanlon was a member of the Donegal squad that won the All-Ireland title in 2012.Former Gaeil Fhanáda star Seami ‘Nanny’ Friel also played a pivotal role – and he started the match at full-forward.Donegal have always had strong connections to the club – and Hanlon and Friel are continuing that proud tradition.Tir Chonaill Gaels will now play in their 17th London SFC final on Sunday the 29th of November against St Kiernan’s.    FORMER ALL-IRELAND WINNER HELPS TIR CHONAILL GAELS REACH LONDON SFC FINAL was last modified: November 8th, 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:GAASportlast_img read more

December 26, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img 1 Arsenal have finally completed the signing of Sokratis Papastathopoulos, the club have confirmed.The 30-year-old defender has joined the Premier League club from Borussia Dortmund, where he had been since 2013. During his time in Germany, he won two Bundesliga titles and the German Cup, playing under Jurgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel, Peter Bosz and Peter Stoger.In addition to Dortmund, Papastathopoulos has also played for AEK Athens, Genoa, Milan and Weder Bremen.He becomes Arsenal’s third summer signing following the arrivals of Stephan Lichtsteiner and Bernd Leno. Sokratis Papastathopoulos has left Dortmund for Arsenal All of us when we finally announced #SOKRATIS 😃— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) July 2, 2018Arsenal say the Greece international will wear no.5 and for those worried about how to pronounce his surname, the player had this to say: ‘People in Dortmund and my team-mates called me ‘Papa’”.He will be in familiar company at the Emirates as he counts Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan as his former team-mates.“I spoke [to them] a lot times. They said to me the best things about this club, that it is one big family and of course they also called me not every day but a lot of times telling me to come here,” he told, his former boss, once said Papastathopoulos is obsessed with defending, while his former centre-back partner Mats Hummels praised his ‘unbelievable’ work at the back.last_img read more

December 26, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED RANKED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Latest Football News REPLY Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade However, various problems with the new stadium meant Spurs missed their original opening date of September 15, and continuing delays mean the north Londoners have put a contingency plan in place.A statement released by the club said Tottenham have agreed a deal to use Wembley for the rest of 2018/19 should they not be in their new stadium before the campaign ends, though the club reportedly remain confident they will be able to use the ground sometime this term. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED 2 MONEY BEST OF no dice Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The Golden Cockerel was put in place on Tuesday huge blow Wembley has been called home far beyond the intended date Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 2 ADVICE Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ There is no chance Spurs will be in the new stadium before the end of 2018, with the club confirming last month that their remaining games this calendar year will be played at Wembley.The national stadium has been Spurs’ full-time home since the beginning of last season, but they were originally meant to play just once there in 2018/19. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Tottenham have agreed a deal to use Wembley Stadium for the remainder of the season should their new ground not be ready before the end of the campaign.It appears it is only the final touches being completed on the redeveloped ground, with Spurs’ famous Golden Cockerel installed earlier this week before a demonstration was held on Thursday showcasing to guests – including directors and department heads – just what the interior will look and sound like on matchdays. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? shining It is also confirmed that Wembley National Stadium Ltd are to submit a planning application to Brent Council with the view of increasing the capacity of the ground for Tottenham’s remaining matches.Current rules mean the attendance would be capped at 51,000-per-match for every game after November 24’s clash against Chelsea, but the plan is to raise the minimum capacity to 62,000, with additional games allowed the full 90,000 capacity.last_img read more

December 18, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgSouth African poet laureate, political activist and academic Keorapetse “Bra Willie” Kgositsile passed away on 3 January 2018 after a short illness. He was 79. Kgositsile became South Africa’s first poet laureate in 2006.Keorapetse Kgositsile intertwined politics, poetry and jazz to create a unique South African literary voice that will be remembered for generations to come. Kgositsile, South Africa’s first poet laureate, died on 3 January 2018, following a short illness. He was 79. (Image: YouTube)CD AndersonBorn in Johannesburg in 1938, Kgositsile fell in love with literature and poetry at a young age, discovering the works of American poet and novelist Langston Hughes, and English writers Charles Dickens and DH Lawrence while still at school.On completing his schooling, he worked as a journalist and poet at the influential independent newspaper New Age; it closed in 1963 following its banning by the apartheid government. Kgositsile’s first original poems were lyrical and politically charged, attacking the apartheid government. While he was interested in writing long-form fiction, he felt poetry had an urgency and an anger that could inspire young people.The rhythms and structures of his poetry, particularly the scathing Dawn, were also influenced by African jazz tempos and the early American Beat Generation stream-of-consciousness aesthetic.A poet in exileA lifelong member of the ANC, Kgositsile’s political outspokenness in his poetry and activism drew the attention of the apartheid government and he was soon forced into exile, first to Tanzania and then to the United States. In the latter, he studied literature and creative writing at a number of prestigious universities, including Columbia University. Kgositsile published his first poetry collection, titled Spirits Unchained, in 1969.After graduating with a Master’s degree in fine arts, Kgositsile remained at Columbia where he began his teaching career. He also became a regular performer on New York’s spoken word circuit in the coffee shops and community centres of Greenwich Village and Harlem.While in New York, Kgositsile formed friendships with some of the leading jazz musicians and political activists of the era, including Nina Simone, Stokely Carmichael and Harry Belafonte. He considered the intertwining of jazz, politics and poetry an effective way to communicate the black experience, whether that be in Africa or the US, and as a way to escape the constrictions of a white-influenced cultural aesthetic.Elaborating on this idea in 1985, Kgositsile said: “There is nothing like art – in the oppressor’s sense of art. There is only movement. Force. Creative power. The walk of Sophiatown tsotsi or my Harlem brother on Lenox Avenue. Field Hollers. The Blues. A Trane riff. Marvin Gaye or mbaqanga. Anguished happiness. Creative power, in whatever form it is released, moves like the dancer’s muscles.”He also used theatre and performance as a way to inspire revolutionary thought and political debate. He was one of the founders of the Black Arts Theatre in Harlem in the early 1970s, which brought together African and African-American poets, writers and artists. It offered them a platform to collaborate and formulate a modern black culture movement.Return to AfricaIn 1975, Kgositsile returned to Africa, teaching writing and poetry at the University of Dar es Salaam, in Tanzania. He married fellow exile Baleka Mbete in 1978, and helped found the ANC-in-exile’s education and culture departments. Later, in a democratic South Africa, Mbete became the Speaker of the National Assembly and served as deputy president of the country for a short period.Kgositsile spent the 1980s teaching at schools and universities around Africa, including in Kenya and Botswana. In 1990, before returning to South Africa, he published his sixth collection of poetry, titled When the Clouds Clear. It was his first collection to be published in his country of birth.Returning to democratic South AfricaOn his return home, the poet became an outspoken cultural activist, particularly as the vice-president of the Congress of South African Writers. He helped to foster young creative minds through the  embracing of the black African voice. He was a fierce critic of the newly elected ANC government, which, he felt, had forgotten the important roles that art and artists played in the struggle against apartheid and their roles in voicing the hopes of a new, democratic country.During the 1990s, Kgositsile returned to the US as an honourary professor at a number of the universities where he had studied as a young man. He married for the third time, to respected US law professor Cheryl Harris. In 1994, they had a son (Kgositsile’s third child), Thebe Neruda Kgositsile. He went on to become an acclaimed hip-hop star known as Earl Sweatshirt. Kgositsile and Harris separated eight years later.thank yall for your thoughts and love— thebe kgositsile (@earlxsweat) January 4, 2018In the last decade of his life, Kgositsile remained active as a connection between politics and the arts.In 2013, he was made director of the South African Department of Arts and Culture, and was a committee member of the South Africa / China People’s Friendship Association, which helped to form cultural relationships between the two countries.Kgositsile won the Herman Charles Bosman literary prize and the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize (Brooks was a former US poet laureate). He was also awarded the South African National Order of Ikhamanga Silver for achievements and contributions to South African literature. Kgositsile published more than ten collections of poetry and writings in his lifetime.In his final years, he became a prominent fixture on the South African literary festival circuit, mentoring a new generation of writers at events such as the Jozi Book Fair, Abantu Book Festival and the InZync Poetry festival. Kgositsile was working as a cultural adviser in the office of Gauteng ANC provincial chairperson Paul Mashatile when he died.Reaction to the death of Keorapetse KgositsileFollowing his death, South Africans expressed their appreciation for Kgositsile’s life and work in contributing to South African culture.President Jacob Zuma called him a South African ambassador. In his statement, the president said: “Today our country mourns the sad passing of one of the giants of our liberation struggle, who was renowned for his accomplishment as well in the education, arts and culture sectors. Kgositsile was highly regarded even beyond the borders of our country and was a celebrated arts intellectual in the continent. We extend our deepest condolences to the family. May his soul rest in peace.”Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa called Kgositsile South Africa’s most influential and exceptional poet, one whose works would never be forgotten.Parliament also issued a statement, calling the poet a champion for freedom, whose legacy would inspire future generations to use culture to develop South Africa. “Professor Kgositsile… distinguished himself as an academic, a poet par excellence, and a champion for freedom and social justice throughout his life in South Africa [and] while in exile in many countries of the world and on his return home. Through his sharp and progressive pen, he contributed [to] cutting open the oppressive blanket of the apartheid system to keep the liberation spirit burning in the country and abroad.”Tweets about Keorapetse Kgositsile Kgositsile is survived by his wife, seven children and several grandchildren. Funeral arrangements have yet to be announced.Source: News24, Wikipedia, South African History OnlineWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

November 27, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgMOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vogel said he likes having former players on his staff with coaching experience. He said he discussed Kidd’s history with domestic violence.The Lakers expect to have more than $40 million in salary cap space this summer and have the fourth pick in the NBA draft. When free agency starts on July 1, they will likely try to land Kawhi Leonard and other big names.“We have a great coach again, a high draft pick and a great young core,” Pelinka said. “I think that people can look at this as an opportunity to come and win a championship, possibly next year. I think being concerned about the outside noise or the opinions of what people may or may not think is really not where our focus is right now.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Pelinka said he has talked to Johnson several times since his resignation on April 9 and said Johnson’s comments surprised him.“It’s saddening and disheartening to think he believes things are a misperception,” Pelinka said. “I think all of us in life probably have been through things where maybe there’s third party whispers or ‘he said, she said’ things that aren’t true.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsLeBron James watched the news conference from the back of the gym at the team’s facility, but did not shake hands with Vogel and declined interview requests. He shot baskets on another court while Vogel did one-on-one interviews with television reporters.Vogel, who replaced Luke Walton, said the news conference took on a different tone than he imagined at the start of the day. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Warriors survive Blazers in OT to complete sweep, seal NBA Finals return LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transportcenter_img “When it comes to a basketball decision I collaborate with the staff, many of whom are at this press conference today. Then I make a recommendation to Jeanie and she blesses that or not,” he said.The 45-year-old Vogel takes over a team that has also struggled on the court. The Lakers have missed the playoffs for six straight seasons, a drought that was expected to end in James’ first season. But injuries to James, Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram, as well as the internal discord, resulted in a 37-45 record. Vogel will be the Lakers’ sixth coach since Phil Jackson stepped down after the 2010-11 season.Vogel worked for the organization before as an advance scout during the 2005-06 season. He did not coach last season following two years with the Orlando Magic. Vogel went to Orlando following five-plus seasons leading the Indiana Pacers, including trips to the Eastern Conference finals in 2013 and ’14. He has a career record of 304-291.Pelinka said it was his decision to hire Vogel and that he made that recommendation to Buss. The road to hiring a new coach was not smooth, though.The Lakers appeared to be closing in on a deal with Tyronn Lue, who played for the Lakers and coached James to the 2016 NBA title in Cleveland. But that deal never got to the finish line, and they quickly moved toward Vogel.Vogel and Lue share the same agent. He said there were some discussions about joining the Lakers as an assistant if Lue was hired.Vogel’s reputation has been built on being strong defensively but he said his approach with the Lakers will be analytics-based. He stressed creating space to attack the basket on offense and building a strong defense from the inside.Vogel and James did not have any public interactions Monday but Vogel said the two have talked since he agreed to take the job May 11.“I have a good feel for the way I want to use him and hopefully the respect on his end that we were a formidable threat to his teams in Miami each year,” Vogel said. “Hopefully, our past experience together will serve as a foundation for the relationship that we’re going to have here and that we can do great things together here.”Vogel confirmed Jason Kidd will join his staff as an assistant and said it was something Pelinka brought up during the job interview. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Los Angeles Lakers NBA basketball team general manager Rob Pelinka, left, introduces Frank Vogel as the Lakers new head coach at their training facility in El Segundo, Calif., Monday, May 20, 2019. (Scott Varley/The Orange County Register via AP)EL SEGUNDO, California— Frank Vogel’s determination to build “organizational togetherness” within the Los Angeles Lakers met the reality of the team’s current dysfunction Monday.Vogel’s introduction as the Lakers’ coach was almost overshadowed by comments made earlier by Magic Johnson. The former Lakers great appeared on ESPN’s “First Take” and said general manager Rob Pelinka “betrayed” him, which was one of the reasons he resigned as president of basketball operations. That put the GM in the position of using most of Vogel’s 26-minute news conference to respond.ADVERTISEMENT Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too “It was definitely different than I expected and different than I’ve ever been a part of,” Vogel said. “But I understand the line of questioning in light of the events of this morning. So you just roll with the punches.“The perception about our team is not always the same as reality and you block out the noise.”Johnson stunned everyone by giving up his role during an impromptu news conference roughly 90 minutes before the regular-season finale. He said he wanted to fire Walton but that others blocked that. Walton did end up being dismissed before being hired by Sacramento.“I started hearing, ‘Magic, you’re not working hard enough’ and ‘Magic’s not in the office.’ People around the Lakers office were telling me Rob was saying things, and I didn’t like those things being said behind my back,” Johnson said. “So I started getting calls from my friends outside of basketball saying those things now were said to them outside of basketball now, just not in the Lakers office anymore.”Pelinka said owner Jeanie Buss has eliminated Johnson’s position and the Lakers chain of command is now clearer.ADVERTISEMENT Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games PLAY LIST 01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View commentslast_img read more