New Goon show

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Galway GAA Fixtures

first_imgSat 07 Dec U21 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Kenny Park,(Final), Clarinbridge V St Mary’s GAA Athenry 14:15, Ref: Liam Gordon U21 B Hurling Championship, Venue: Cregg, (Round 3),Sarsfields V Annaghdown 14:00, Ref: Sean ByrneU21 B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Sylane,(Quarter-Final), Sylane V Gort 14:00, Ref: Richard McNicholasU21 B1 Hurling Championship Group 2, Venue: Ballinasloe,(Round 3), Ballinasloe V Salthill-Knocknacarra 14:00, Ref: Peter CampbellSun 08 DecU21 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Oranmore-Maree,(Quarter-Final), Oranmore-Maree V Killimordaly 14:00, Ref: Peter Murphyprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

UCI President “extremely concerned”

first_imgThe Englishman admitted that “time is running out” with track cycling due to begin on August 11 and key work still needing to be done.The official test event at the venue, which had already been pushed back, was cancelled entirely in March, due to delays installing the track.It was initially supposed to be held between March 18 and 20 but was moved to between April 29 and May 1 before being scrapped entirely.The test event, known as the Aquece Rio International Track Cycling Challenge, was supposed to be the first event to be held at the venue, but a scaled down trial between June 25 and 27 was arranged instead in order to give the venue a “quick test”.Rio 2016 director of communications Mario Andrada had claimed he was “120 per cent” confident the velodrome would be ready in time for the Olympics, while insisting it would be “Games ready” by May 31, when the test event was cancelled in March.Organisers also sought to ease concerns over the progress of the Velodrome by staging an “informal test” at the venue last month.Professional Brazilian cyclists were photographed on the track to aid the fixing of the rubber layer covering the wooden surface, which has been imported from Siberia.However, Cookson has expressed the UCI’s ongoing concerns with the readiness of the venue with just 71 days to go until the Rio Opening Ceremony.Track cycling competition is scheduled to take place from August 11 to 16.“The UCI remains extremely concerned about ongoing delays to the construction of the Velodrome and have raised regular concerns with the Rio 2016 Organising Committee and the IOC,” the UCI President said.“It has been a very difficult process and the fact that these delays have pushed back any form of test event is very worrying.“There is still a lot of work to do to ensure that riders have the best competition conditions possible.“Time really is running out.”insidethegames understands that the track has now been fully installed at the venue and is not expected to be a concern ahead of the Games, although work is still required on the suspended ceiling system, as well as the heating and cooling system.The venue is due to have the capability of housing 5,000 spectators, but insidethegames understands the base framework of the seating is currently being constructed, while media tribunes and elevators at the velodrome are also requiring work.last_img read more

Setting the record straight on Linden (Pt1)

first_imgDear Editor,I am obliged to respond to the article “Setting the record straight on Linden television”, by Imran Khan, Director of Public Information, which appeared in the State paper on March 29, 2017. Khan’s article should be seen for what it is: a veiled attempt to excuse the non-implementation of the APNU/AFC campaign promise, and an excuse for the failure and inability of Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo to successfully conclude this initiative so far. Further, in penning this letter, Khan sought to take a swipe at the former PPP/C administration.I will address, firstly, the question of the implementing of Linden TV, and secondly, the events behind this call, which Khan so skilfully and colourfully misrepresents in his first three paragraphs.We are nearly two years into our APNU/AFC Coalition, and Linden TV is not yet up and running. Obviously there have been problems – problems which one might have expected to disappear with the PPP/C out of office. As I have written before, the PPP and the PPP/C are not all that is wrong and bad for bauxite communities, Guyanese and Guyana. Indeed, I am ready to argue that we (PPP and PPP/C) have been good for all Guyanese and Guyana.Let me acknowledge that a lot of anger and hostility to us might have been earnest, but as is the case here, a lot of it was not well founded. True, Green Construction Company in that time of foreign exchange difficulties arranged the purchase of the equipment/technology of the day (early 1980s), its delivery and setting up. They put in a bill for it. It was not free, and not a Green gift to anyone.  Note that, from then to 2012, the technology supplied then was superseded many times over; some were destroyed in a fire and any remainder was no longer useful. Just consider the large thirty-foot receiving dishes on Richmond Hill, Linden and at Versailles (of VCT 28/TVG) and the small two-foot-and-less satellite dishes of today.There was/is no Green TV to “return to the community for their full ownership, management and control”. It should be considered that handing over the present day NCN TV station in Region 10 presents a precedent for every RDC to plead for our Central Government to grant them a TV station in similar manner!Sincerely,Samuel A Hinds (OBE – Old Bauxite Employee)Former Prime Minister, Former Presidentlast_img read more

Diesel Price Jumps 30 US Cents, LPRC Announces

first_imgThe Government of Liberia through the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) and the Ministry of Commerce & Industry has announced an increase in the price of diesel (fuel oil) on the Liberian Market.According to a petroleum price circular issued by the government, the retail pump price for a gallon of fuel oil has increased from US$2.68 to US$2.98 or its Liberian dollar equivalent of LD$275 (which represents a 30 United States cent increment), while the retail pump price for a gallon of gasoline remains atUS$2.96 or its Liberian dollar equivalent of 270. The prices in Liberian dollars were calculated using the Central Bank’s approved exchange rate of 1USD to LRD$92.00 The new petroleum price ceiling circular issued by LPRC and the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, took effect as of Friday, May 27, 2016. The decision to increase the price of diesel is a result of a shift in the perimeter that is usually used to determine the price of the product in the country.The release thanked all stakeholders in the Downstream Sector of the Petroleum Industry for their commitment in adhering to the price adjustment formula. Meanwhile, the circular warned that the Ministry of Commerce inspectorate unit will closely monitor the approved ceiling prices to avoid the arbitrary hike in the pump prices of gasoline and fuel on the local market. The circular further warned that the Ministry of Commerce will also be closely monitoring the effectiveness of the price circular to ensure that importers do not undercut fellow competitors on the market. In a related development, the LPRC is encouraging consumers to continue their level of understanding; as external factors dictate the cost of these products on the Liberian Market and the sub-region. Prices of petroleum products in Liberia, as reflected in the table (pictured), are still the lowest in the Sub-region. This is largely due to lower levy imposed on petroleum products in the country as compared to other countries.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Vehicle fire being investigated by authorities

first_imgUpon receiving the call, both Fort St. John RCMP and Fire and Rescue attended the scene, discovering a vehicle engulfed in flames.Following the extinguishing of the flames, it was revealed that the vehicle was completed destroyed.According to RCMP, there are currently no suspects and the investigation is currently ongoing.- Advertisement -The RCMP is requesting that anyone with any information regarding this incident please contact them at 250-787-8100. If wishing to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.last_img read more

Return on investment

first_imgThey also can take comfort from knowing that the price tag on the entertainment at l.a. live will be so high that most of the city’s residents won’t even bother to check out all the fun. Then, there is the pride, the pride in knowing that they helped subsidize luxury condos for rich and famous people, such as Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who’s reserved his spot already. And, finally, there is hope inspired by all those new jobs that will come with l.a. live. As Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa boasted during the grand opening, “When I look at this, I see the growth of downtown. I see jobs.” Besides the short-term construction jobs, the ones the mayor’s talking about aren’t jobs that support economic parity in Los Angeles. What taxpayers are buying – the bulk of whom would never be able to afford to stay at the luxury hotel, let alone buy one of its high-end condos – are hundreds of low-paid service jobs for maids, waiters, janitors and bellhops. Taken together, taxpayers will get precious little back from their investment, which is pretty much the story of modern L.A. CONSTRUCTION of l.a. live – the downtown development of a luxury megahotel and entertainment complex – began last week, with great ceremonial fanfare and the usual clique of insiders and power brokers applauding the event. The ordinary citizens who are footing the $300 million subsidy of this massive development were hardly in evidence, which is probably just as well, since they would be asking too many questions about what kind of return they could expect on their investment. Of course, there are some benefits. First, there’s the warm feeling Angelenos can expect from knowing their tax dollars are helping revitalize a part of the city that few people other than those at City Hall seem to care about. Secondly, they get another theater for glitzy award shows that most of them will never be invited to. 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

Botulism scare leads to massive recall

first_imgOn Saturday, Castleberry’s expanded its voluntary recall of canned meat products. It specified more than 80 types of canned chili, beef stew, corned beef hash and other meat products in addition to the 10 products it had recalled Thursday. The products were sold under a multitude of brand names. Although Castleberry is recalling everything made on the one manufacturing line, the only products linked to illness thus far are the chili sauces. Company officials said they were working closely with the FDA and the Department of Agriculture to determine just how widespread the problem is. They could not provide information about how many of the recalled products were still on store shelves. “So that we can devote all available resources to this investigation, we agreed to shut down our entire facility in Augusta. We will not process any more food there until the FDA and the USDA agrees it is appropriate to reopen,” said Dave Melbourne, senior vice president for Castleberry’s. “And, we have stopped all further product distribution from our centers.” The plant is expected to be closed for about a week, he said. WASHINGTON – People should immediately throw away more than 90 different products, from chili sauce to corned beef hash to dog food, produced at a plant linked to a botulism outbreak, the government warned Monday. Castleberry’s Food Company temporarily closed the suspect plant. “You’re talking tens of millions of cans that may have been involved,” said Robert Brackett, director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. The company has hired an outside firm to visit more than 8,500 retailers around the country in an effort to quickly get recalled products off store shelves. So far, four cases of botulism have been reported – two from Indiana and two from Texas. All four people consumed Hot Dog Chili Sauce Original, a product made by Castleberry’s. Botulism is a rare but serious illness caused by consuming foods with the botulinim toxin, a nerve toxin that can cause paralysis of the arms, breathing muscles and legs. Symptoms, such as blurred vision and slurred speech, generally begin 18 to 36 hours after eating contaminated food. Typically, commercially canned foods are heated long enough and to high enough temperatures to kill the spores. Melbourne confirmed that the botulism occurred in the chili sauce because the product was undercooked. “The current tests only indicate botulism toxin for the chili products, but because other products were also canned using the same equipment, we expanded the recall to include all brands that were canned on the same line,” Melbourne said. The company has also asked consumers to dispose of any questionable goods from Castleberry’s in doubled plastic bags. Consumers can get full refunds by calling the company. The company is not asking consumers to bring product labels into the grocery store so that they can get refunds. The number of people who have so far become ill from the botulism toxin pales compared to some recent food recalls. For example, last year’s outbreak of E. coli from baby spinach resulted in 205 confirmed illnesses and three deaths. More recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified 60 persons, mostly toddlers, who became ill after eating a snack food that contained a strain of Salmonella. Five people were hospitalized after eating the product, called Veggie Booty. The symptoms associated with botulism are so severe, consumers must not take chances, officials said. Consumers with questions about the recall may contact Castleberry’s at 1-888-203-8446160Want 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

Man United, Arsenal and Tottenham target set to complete move

first_imgMorgan Schneiderlin has indicated he could leave Southampton in the coming days.The defensive midfielder, 25, has been linked with a big money summer move away from St Mary’s Stadium, the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham all said to be possible destinations.The Frenchman was back at his old club Strasbourg to help support a community event, and told France Bleu Alsace radio station he expected his future to be resolved shortly.“The negotiations are ongoing and should be completed in the coming days, hopefully before the resumption of [Southampton’s pre-season] training next week,” he saidSchneiderlin joined the Saints from Strasbourg in June 2008 when the club were in the Championship. Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin 1last_img read more