Some 26,086 pairs of shoes were distributed to children in hinterland and riverine communities by the Education Ministry under its ‘Footwear Programme’ initiative.This initiative is in keeping with the Ministry’s overall mandate to ensure that all citizens of Guyana are given the best possible opportunity to achieve their full potential. Some $29 million were expended by Government to acquire the shoes for the children.The Ministry commenced distribution of the 26,000 plus pairs of footwear in June to some 231 hinterland communities in the 10 administrative regions of Guyana. Some of the communities to benefit from the Footwear Programme include Canal Bank, Matthews Ridge, Chinese Landing, and Wallaba in Region One (Barima-Waini); Kabakaburi, Kackney, Ulele and Jacklo in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam); and Caria Caria, Fort Island and Lower Bonaskia in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara).St Cutbert’s Mission, Long Creek, and Laluni in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica); Biaboo, Augsburg, and De Hopp in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice); Orealla, Bara Bara, and Leeds in Region Six (East Berbice-Coretyne); and Mineperu, Philipai, and Kaian in Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) also received dozens of shoes from the Ministry.Meanwhile, communities such as Chenapou, Mahdia, and Micobi in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni); Katoka, Nappi, and Baitoon in Region Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo); and Kwakwani, Mabura, and Bamia in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) also benefited from the initiative.According to the Education Ministry, the shoes have already been delivered and distributed to the communities.In aid of its efforts, the Education Ministry received approximately 3000 shoes from the United States Embassy in Georgetown through its Humanitarian Assistance Programme.
– as gunmen invade Venezuelan campFifty-five-year-old Vernon Eudoxie and 23-year-old Cologne Solomon, both of Fitzburg, Port Kaituma, and 19-year-old Samuel Moses of Four Miles Oronoque, Port Kaituma, North West District (Region One) were shot dead when a group of armed men stormed the mining camp where they were working in neighbouring Venezuela.Dead: Cologne SolomonTheir bodies, currently at the Port Kaituma Hospital Mortuary awaiting post-mortem examinations, bear multiple wounds suspected to have been inflicted by gunshot.Twenty-two-year-old Joel Paton of Supenaam Creek Head Mission, Essequibo River was flown to the city on Thursday morning and is in a serious but stable condition at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC), nursing several wounds about his body, suspected to have been gunshot-inflicted.According to police reports, the injured Paton and the three deceased men were part of a team employed by a Brazilian miner who operates a land dredge at Imataca Mining Backdam in Venezuela. At sometime around 03:00h on Wednesday, the camp, located approximately three miles from the Guyana border, was allegedly attacked by four armed men with foreign accents, who began shooting indiscriminately, resulting in the death of the three Guyanese miners. The injured Paton and several other co-workers fled into the bushes for cover.Speaking with reporters, Claire Richards, sister of the late Vernon Eudoxie, related what she knew of the incident. She said rumours were heard of three Guyanese nationals being killed by Venezuelan robbers, but she did not know her brother was among those shot dead until late Wednesday, when her nephew confirmed the devastating news.The bodies of the slain Guyanese miners“We weren’t sure until it was confirmed (at) about (23:00h) that yes, my brother was included. They brought out the bodies by ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) to Port Kaituma this morning,” the woman said.She noted that because of the condition of the trails, it took some 24 hours to transport the bodies to the Region One town of Port Kaituma.According to the woman, this is not the first time that mining camps, particularly those within Guyana’s borders, have been attacked by foreign nationals.“It’s not the first they’ve been robbed; they were robbed three times before. The malandros just come over, take what they want and do what they want, then go back over to Venezuela. But this time they decided to take lives, too,” Ms Richards said.The woman pointed out that there is no proper security apparatus in place to protect miners in deep interior locations, forcing miners and operators to fend for themselves. She called on the authorities to beef-up security along the country’s border.“These robbers have been coming over to Guyana for the past six to seven days, robbing each camp that they come into contact with. It wouldn’t have taken the army an hour to fly in a troop of soldiers to patrol the border lines and keep people safe. I mean, it’s Guyana’s land, and the Venezuelans just can’t come and take what they want, do what they want, and go back thinking that it’s okay. Had the army been there since after the first attack, I think this situation won’t have occurred,” Ms Richards lamented.The late Vernon Eudoxie leaves to mourn his wife, four children and other family members and friends. Meanwhile, efforts to contact the relatives of the two other deceased men proved futile.Of recent, there have been several cases wherein local mining camps were attacked and robbed, reportedly by persons crossing over from both Venezuela and Brazil.In fact, only Monday last, a group of six heavily armed men terrorised and robbed a mining camp at Kartuni, Cuyuni River in Region Seven of an undisclosed quantity of raw gold, along with a shotgun and a 9mm pistol. Those bandits were reportedly speaking fluent Portuguese and Spanish, which suggested that they are not Guyanese.Another camp, owned by a popular Bartica businessman, was reportedly also raided and robbed on Tuesday morning, the bandits again making off with a quantity of raw gold.In light of these recent incidents, mining operators are calling on the relevant authorities to comb the area with the aim of apprehending the bandits, whom they fear might get hysterical and kill whoever put up a resistance to them.While there, have over the years, been much talk of strengthening security along Guyana’s porous borders, the Guyana Police Force has always complained of not getting the required resources to adequately patrol the dense interior locations.Only recently, three all-terrain vehicles were donated to the Force to reinforce its presence at strategic interior locations.
– commuters warned to put measures in placeThe Demerara Harbour Bridge will undergo critical maintenance within the next few days and commuters who transit the bridge are asked to put necessary measures in place to deal with extended bridge closures.General Manager, Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation, Rawlston Adams briefing media operatives at a press conference TuesdayGeneral Manager of the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation (DHBC), Rawlston Adams speaking during a press conference on Tuesday, told media operatives that these closures are as a result of long overdue rehabilitation works.The Bridge will be closed for seven hours on Saturday morning from 08:30h. Adams explained that one of the extra-large pontoons used to support the bridge has to be changed.He explained that two weeks ago, the Bridge was closed for six hours to accommodate the replacement of one of the pontoons under the retractor span on the western side. However, he added that the “last of the extra-large pontoons under the retractor span on the eastern side which should have been changed over a year now, will be changed.”According to the General Manager, today the engineers will remove the walkway, stairs, and platforms. Following this, on Thursday they will disconnect hinges, hydraulic pipes and install the temporary pontoons, and on Friday remove the hydraulic hinges and pipes. Saturday the switching of the pontoons will be completed.The Demerara Harbour BridgeFinally, on Sunday the system will be reconnected. There will be system checks conducted on Monday and by Tuesday the Bridge should return to normal retractions.“We’ve decided that we will do it one at a time and the method is to close the bridge to marine traffic, opened to vehicular traffic except for Saturday where we’ll be closing for a very lengthy period,” Adams highlighted.Later in the year during the springtide period in the first week of November, DHBC will be changing one of the large pontoons. According to the Department of Public Information, the DHBC has already replaced four of its five pontoons catered for in its 2017 work programme.July 2018 will be the 40th anniversary of the Demerara Harbour Bridge. Adams maintains that there continues to be challenges including difficulties with some of the panels. “We’re seeing cracks and we’re doing work which them and we’re in discussion to change those panels next year which would means that the bridge would have to be shut down for three days in the first quarter, but we’re discussing what would be done.”Another challenge the bridge is plagued with is the sourcing of parts. Adams indicated that recently, the DHBC has been storing dismantled components from the railway embankment bridges, especially pins and cardboards.“We want to make sure we harvest all those components that come off those bridges and we use them for our maintenance purposes. We have harvested a couple hundred cardboards which are very important for keeping all the panels and the frames together. The issue is that the quality of cardboards that we would buy is not the same quality as the original so we prefer to use the original,” Adams underscored.The Department of Public Information said the works on the bridge will be carried out at a cost of $102 million.
He has said he does not even know when the pair will be back although while Pogba remains in Florida for rehabilitation, veteran Ibrahimovic is now back with United’s medical staff in Manchester and has posted social media pictures of his recovery.That has led Mourinho to predict a return for the cult hero striker some time in December after what will be eight months out with knee ligament injury that was sustained in April and required surgery.“Paul is not here. I don’t know when he comes back, when he’s available, I’ve no idea,” said Mourinho.“Zlatan is here, he’s working here, under our control, he’s working so, so, so, so hard but he’s not to be back in the next week or couple of weeks. Let him take his time and be back when everyone feels is the right moment.“Do I think he will be back in 2017? Yes I do. But it is just a feeling.”Mourinho’s position on injuries has been at the centre of attention this week after he insisted that he does not “cry” over absent players while accusing rival managers of doing precisely that.That was interpreted as a thinly veiled criticism of rival Antonio Conte, at his former club Chelsea, and provoked an angry response from the Italian.– Injuries –By the end of the week, however, Mourinho was more conciliatory in explaining his position at his weekly press conference at United’s training ground.“Everybody knows every manager wants to have all the players available, it’s just then a question of the way you position yourself in relation to that, the best way you think is to do it,” he said.“The way we try to do it is always to speak about opportunities for others,” he added. “Doesn’t mean I don’t miss the players. I would like them to be here for us.”This season Mourinho has also been without defender Marcos Rojo, while midfielders Marouane Fellaini and Michael Carrick are currently out injured.But Mourinho refused to reveal whether the fitness problems will prompt him Into dramatic action in the January transfer window.“Yes, is true I wanted four players in the summer and I think clearly everybody knows the position, maybe you know the player, didn’t happen but we adapt to it and try the best we can,” he said.“But what I expect from a normal season is Zlatan will be back and Marcos will be back, and Pogba and Fellaini will be back and someone will get injured,” he added.“I don’t want to speak about signings yet, or the market or January. We are in October, we have November, December and half of October to play, so why should I speak about the market?”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic embraces team manager Jose Mourinho after their victory in the English League Cup final match against Southampton, at Wembley stadium in London, on February 26, 2017MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Oct 20 – Jose Mourinho said on Friday that he expects Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to be ready to return to action from his career-threatening knee ligament injury before the end of the year.The Manchester United manager has stubbornly refused to put a timeline on the absences of long-term injury victims Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba, who suffered a hamstring tear in mid-September.
0Shares0000Tearful: Real Madrid´s newly-appointed coach Julen Lopetegui © AFP / OSCAR DEL POZOMADRID, Spain, Jun 14 – Julen Lopetegui said Thursday that being sacked as Spain coach was the “saddest day” of his life since the death of his mother and defended his move to Real Madrid, saying it was done in an “absolutely honest way”.Spain’s World Cup preparations were thrown into turmoil on Wednesday as the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) sacked Lopetegui after Real Madrid confirmed he would take over at the Bernabeu for the next three seasons. Spain players reportedly resisted his sacking, which came as Spain are due to face European champions Portugal in Sochi on Friday before taking on Iran and Morocco in Group B at the World Cup.Lopetegui said he wished federation chief Luis Rubiales “had handled things in another way” as he was officially unveiled as Real’s new coach at the club’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium.“Yesterday was the saddest day of my life since the death of my mother. But today is the happiest day of my life,” Lopetegui said as he fought back tears.“We are convinced that we acted in an absolutely honest and clear way.”Rubiales said the federation was informed of Lopetegui’s move just “five minutes” before Real released its press statement announcing his arrival.– ‘Misplaced pride’ –But Real Madrid president Florentino Perez called the Spanish football federation’s reaction to the club’s signing of Lopetegui “disproportionate, unfair and without precedent in the world of football in similar cases”.Perez also lashed out at what he called “an absurd reaction of misplaced pride” on the part of Rubiales, and said the club had issued the press statement as an “act of transparence” and to avoid the news from leaking out.The federation named Fernando Hierro, 50, as an emergency replacement at the World Cup despite having only one season’s managerial experience in the Spanish second division with Real Oviedo.He was popular among the players as the federation’s sporting director between 2007 and 2011, and returned to that role in November of last year.There were fears Lopetegui’s appointment by the European champions could open up old divisions between the Real Madrid and Barcelona factions in the Spain World Cup squad.– ‘Delicate moment’ –But Spain captain Sergio Ramos said there were no divisions following the decision to let go of Lopetegui, under whom the 2010 World Cup winners had been unbeaten in two years.“There are no cracks. We are all individuals and we all think differently, but the collective idea is the same — we are here to go for the World Cup,” said Ramos, who will play under Lopetegui at club level next season.“For me, personally, it was a more delicate moment but I can assure you that these problems provide an opportunity to grow.”Ramos also urged Spain to put the drama of the past 48 hours behind them as they look to focus on their World Cup opener against Portugal in Sochi on Friday.“You could not start a World Cup in a worse way,” wrote sports daily Marca.Top-selling daily newspaper El Pais called Lopetegui’s dismissal “the biggest absurdity in the history of Spanish football” in an article accompanied with a photo of the sacked coach, wearing sunglasses, as he left Russia.“Vaudeville at the World Cup,” wrote rival daily El Mundo, adding Wednesday was “the darkest day in the history of the Spanish national team”.Hierro, himself a former Real captain, said the national team did not have time to “feel sorry” for itself.“The objective is to fight for a World Cup. The players have been working towards this for two years. I’ve told the players that we have a wonderful, exciting challenge and we can’t let this be an excuse to distract us from our dream,” he added.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
He was sidelined by a groin problem during the preseason, but this apparently was a different injury. Mike Dunham will take over the starting job while Lehtonen, considered one of the NHL’s top goaltending prospects, recovers. More goalie changes: Cam Ward, a 21-year-old rookie who impressed the Carolina coaches with a shutout in his first exhibition start, will take over for the injured Martin Gerber tonight against Pittsburgh. Gerber, who came to the Hurricanes in a trade from the Mighty Ducks in June 2004, is day-to-day with a pulled muscle near his left hip. The injury forced Gerber to leave after the second period of a 5-2 loss to Tampa Bay on Wednesday, and Ward replaced him. Ward will get his first NHL start in the Hurricanes’ home opener against Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby and the Penguins. “I think obviously this is a great opportunity,” Ward said. “It’s an opportunity to make my first NHL start against one of the greatest players ever.” To give Ward a backup, Carolina put forward Ray Whitney on the injured list with a strained groin and called up goaltender Kevin Nastiuk from Lowell in the American Hockey League. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Toronto captain Mats Sundin could miss four to six weeks after breaking the lower orbital bone when he was hit in the face by a puck in the season opener, the Maple Leafs announced Thursday. Sundin lasted just seven minutes of the 4-3 shootout loss to the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday. “It makes you sick,” said forward Darcy Tucker, who plays without a visor. “It’s obviously something that goes through your mind when you go home at night and you’re lying in bed.” Sundin, who was not at practice Thursday, has an unfortunate track record with face injuries, suffering both cuts and dental damage in past incidents. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “Nobody envisions that serious things (will) happen to themselves and when they happen, everybody responds differently,” said Toronto coach Pat Quinn. “(Sundin’s) a strong brave guy.” Sundin’s teammates say that everyone will have to raise their games to replace him. “He’s our leader, our captain, our best player,” said Eric Lindros, who scored a goal in his first game as a Maple Leaf on Wednesday. Lehtonen on IR: The Atlanta Thrashers put 21-year-old goalie Kari Lehtonen on injured reserve after he hurt his groin in the season opener. Lehtonen, the second overall pick in the 2002 draft, was injured in the first period of the Thrashers’ 2-0 loss to Florida on Wednesday.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Besides the almost $5,000 in back wages the employees are asking, Spherion could end up paying more in fines. Valid claims would entitle the workers to about $72 for each day they did not receive payment. The company has already taken care of most of the reported pay problems, said Kip Havel, Spherion’s spokesman. “Because of the magnitude of (Katrina) and the short span of time we had to start the call center there were some complications with the site, but we believe all the problems have been resolved or are near being resolved,” Havel said. An ongoing FBI probe into a scheme that diverted Red Cross funds meant for Hurricane Katrina victims has resulted in 14 charges of federal wire fraud. Some of the 14 suspects worked for the call center. The others picked up checks or tried to pick up checks they weren’t entitled to after getting access numbers from suspects working at the center. BAKERSFIELD – A Red Cross call center involved in an FBI investigation is adding payroll complaints to its list of woes. The state Division of Labor Standards Enforcement has received 14 complaints from workers hired through the staffing agency Spherion. They said they are owed nearly $5,000 total in unpaid wages. “I am the kind of person who has to live paycheck to paycheck,” said Shannon Wilson, an employee at the center. The 27-year-old single mother of three said she tried to get her paycheck for weeks before filing a complaint. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Alejandro Faurlin is recalled to the QPR starting line-up for tonight’s game against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground, where Rangers have never won.Faurlin’s inclusion means Karl Henry is dropped to the substitutes’ bench. Recent signings Conor Washington and Matt Ingram are also among the Rangers substitutes.Forest are without the suspended David Vaughan and the injured Henri Lansbury, Andy Reid, Britt Assombalonga and Matty Fryatt.Nottingham Forest: De Vries, Lichaj, Mills, Hobbs, Jokic, Mendes, Mancienne, Tesche, Osborn, Oliveira, O’Grady.Subs: Evtimov, Wilson, Gardner, Cohen, Ward, O Burke, Blackstock.QPR: Smithies; Perch. Onuoha, Hall, Konchesky; Luongo, Faurlin; Phillips, Hoilett, Fer; Polter.Subs: Angella, Ingram, Henry, Mackie, Washington, Tozser, Chery.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty ImagesDele Alli put Tottenham ahead in the Champions League clash at Wembley.Alli, who was suspended for Spurs’ first three games in the competition, poked home Kieran Trippier’s low cross after he was found by a sublime Harry Winks pass.Tottenham lost Toby Alderweireld to injury shortly before the goal – the Belgian pulling up with what appeared to be a hamstring problem and was replaced by Moussa Sissoko.Harry Kane, also returning to the side from a hamstring problem, twice forced Kiko Casilla to save but Cristiano Ronaldo also threatened at the other end after Alli broke the deadlock on 29 minutes.A win for Spurs, who earned a draw at the Bernabeu last time out, would ensure passage to the knockout phase of the competition.Tottenham (5-3-2): Loris; Trippier, Sanchez, Alderweireld (Sissoko 26), Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Winks, Eriksen; Alli, Kane.Subs: Vorm, Aurier, Rose, Dembele, Son, Llorente.
Sea creatures abound here: octopus, moray eels, stingrays, boxfish, turtles, lionfish, and Spanish dancers. Many of them are active in the early part of the day then disappear until sundown, so plan on making this voyage earlier rather than later. <> Difficulty:3Terrain:5 TraditionalGC6Y8XFby die wilde 13 2013 SharePrint Related Location:EgyptN 26° 50.536 E 034° 00.168 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Life aquatic Life aquatic Life aquatic Life aquatic Scuba diving and geocaching Several geocachers have made this their first dive find, but this ain’t no routine park and grab—scuba certification is required for this cache. This is a great way to combine two hobbies at the same time, geocaching and diving. And if you include traveling, that’s a triple threat! What hobbies do you combine with geocaching?Egypt souvenirWe know geocachers love country and regional souvenirs and we do too! We are releasing at least one new country/regional souvenir per month starting in January 2019. These new souvenirs will be featured alongside Geocaches of the Week in each region and shared on the third Wednesday of each month. Check out all of the Geocaching souvenirs here.Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:More New country souvenir, Egypt, with Geocache of the Week: Tauchen im Roten Meer / Diving in the Red SeaToday we release a new country/regional souvenir for Egypt! If you have found a geocache in Egypt, you automatically receive the souvenir on your profile.Along the shores of the Red Sea, about 500 kilometers (300 miles) southeast of Cairo, you will find Soma Bay, a sunny beach area full of activities such as sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling, and scuba diving.For thousands of years, dangerous currents, strong winds, and a myriad of reefs have made this area difficult for sailors to navigate—which is why you will find several shipwrecks below the tranquil surface of the warm water (23°C/74°F). Many wrecks have become an oasis for aquatic life, but this one is especially amazing. It’s our Geocache of the Week. Local dive shops can help you get to the cacheTo log this geocache, you must get from the shore out to the coordinates 450m (1500 ft) offshore. Most cachers work with a local dive guide to make the 20 meters (65 feet) dive down to the cache. It’s not blind foraging, however. A tethered rope acts as your guide, which is quite long, but the cache owner promises that the rope does actually end, so don’t get discouraged—just keep swimming! <>