Approximately 600 residents of St Cuthbert’s Mission and Mora Point, Mahaicony Creek took advantage of the medical outreaches provided by the Save Abee Foundation on July 8 and 10.This initiative was made possible by the Save Abee Foundation in collaboration with the Government of Guyana, the Cancer Institute, the Cheddi Jagan Dental School, the Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association, CCB Eye Care, National Transfusion Service, GIVE Foundation and international and local doctors.Medical care was provided for persons to obtain general checkups, Pap smear tests, VIA and prostate screening, HIV testing and counselling, tooth extractions, filling and cleaning, eye examinations, as well as receive free consultations from professional doctors and free medication. In addition, they were also recipients of toiletries and free reading glasses.Many residents expressed appreciation towards being able to gain these services within their respective villages since it is expensive to travel to the Georgetown.Save Abee Organisation also opted to provide residents with food hampers and clothing as a form of assistance to the families in the areas. Many children and the elderly were recipients of wheelchairs as well.Having been registered in Guyana, the United States of America and Canada, over the years, this non-profit organisation has provided free computer education at its computer school located in Cotton Tree Village, West Coast Berbice, as well as promoting activities geared towards youth empowerment and education, community development, poverty reduction, and providing medical assistance.After realising there was a need for medical assistance in Guyana, the foundation hosted its first medical outreach in 2014.This event was well received by residents, and there was a call for the programme to continue, and so Save Abee Foundation continued annually, hosting medical outreaches in Guyana.In 2016, the Foundation decided to carry out the medical activities at St Cuthbert’s Mission and Mora Point, Mahicony Creek.These locations were chosen because of limited facilities available to residents and the difficulties they usually face in acquiring transportation to the city to obtain medical care.
The Police ‘E’ Division (Linden-Kwakwani) has recorded an increase in serious crimes for the period January to August 2018, as compared to the same period in 2017.Offences such as murder, robbery, break and enter and larceny, rape and burglary have so far all recorded increases in the Division for 2018. However, there has been an improvement in clear up rates (cases which were brought before the court). The comparative figures coming out of the Division has indicated that, so far for the specified period in 2018, there were three cases of murder as compared to two cases in 2017, which represents a 50 per cent increase.Divisional Commander Anthony Vanderhyden sought to explain the figures: “We had 6 reports (for robbery under arms) in 2017. We had 4 cases coming out from that. In 2018, we had seven (reports) and we only had two cases come out from this,” he noted. There was a 17 per cent increase in robbery under arms in 2018, with a 29 percent clear up rate as opposed to 67 per cent in 2017. Meanwhile, there was zero reported cases of robbery under arms whereby instruments other than a gun were used so far for the same period in both 2018 and 2017, in addition to zero reported cases of robbery with violence for both years. Robbery with aggravation saw one reported case for the same period in 2018, which was cleared up (went before the court) as compared to zero reported cases in 2017.Break and entry and larceny, which the Divisional Commander noted is prevalent in Linden, saw an overall increase of 15 percent. “We had 20 reports in 2017 for the same period, eight cases came out of that. In 2018, we had 23 reports and we had 18 cases”, he explained. The figures represent a 78 percent clear up rate in 2018, as opposed to 29 percent in 2017.Additionally, in 2018 so far, the Division saw 6 reported cases of statutory rape, with 4 cases coming out of that figure, as opposed to 5 reports in 2017 with 1 case being derived from it. There were also 3 reports of rape in 2018 with 1 case coming out of those reports, as compared to 2 and 1 respectively in 2017. The figures represent an increase of 29 percent in rape with a 56 percent clear up rate in 2018, as opposed to 29 in 2017.Meanwhile, there was only one report of larceny from the person in 2018, which represents a 100 percent increase as compared to zero reports in 2017.Burglary saw 8 reports in 2018, with 5 cases being derived from this figure as opposed to four and two respectively in 2017. There were clear up rates of 66 per cent and 44 per cent respectively.Also, there was no reported nor recorded case of kidnapping in the Division so far for this year nor last year. The Divisional Commander explained that this time around there were more reports than last year, and that there were clear up rates this year.
LA HABRA – Olita Elementary School teacher Dawn Goodwin says she always wants to know whether she really makes a difference for the students who go through her class. Last week, her curiosity was finally satisfied. Goodwin, along with four other Whittier-area teachers, were pleasantly surprised when local Wal-Mart officials stopped by their schools to announce they’d been chosen as Teachers of the Year. Other winners included Linda Martinez of Obregon Elementary in Pico Rivera; William Peters of Lake Center Middle School in Santa Fe Springs; and Laura Horn of Leffingwell Elementary and Yesenia Castillo of Laurel Elementary, both in Whittier. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThis is the 11th year that Wal-Mart has given out the Teacher of the Year award, which comes with a $1,000 grant for the school, a $100 gift card, a polo shirt and a certificate for the selected teacher. But the biggest honor that comes with the recognition is the fact that the teachers were nominated by students or parents, Goodwin said. “To know that this comes from them means so much,” Goodwin said. “I would actually love to know who nominated me – but either way, it is kind of neat to know that this is how it came about.” The recognition came in honor of National Teacher’s Day, which was observed last Tuesday. One teacher was selected as a local winner by each Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Neighborhood Market and Wal-Mart Distribution Center. Martinez, who has been teaching for 17 years, said it was particularly overwhelming to know that she’d been nominated by an El Rancho High School senior. “It was like, wow – I’ve only ever taught second grade, so it’s been a long time since I had that student,”‘ Martinez said. “Evidently, it’s the little things they remember I did for them that always stayed with them. “I was extremely surprised because I usually know everything that goes on around here,” Martinez added. “I was overwhelmed and humbled by the honor.” Nationwide, more than 4,000 teachers are being honored by Wal-Mart this year, with $209,000 being donated to California schools. firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Taispeántas Déanta Muirín / Composting Demonstration Beidh taispeántas déanta muirín ar siúl sna Tithe Gloine i gCill Ulta ar an Satharn 14ú Iúil ar bhuille a mheánlae. Seo uair a chloig eolais ag foghlaim faoi dhéanamh muirín as dramhaíl bhia. Laghdaigh an méid dramhaíl a chuirtear sa bhocsa brúscair sa bhaile agus déan muirín le cuir sa gharradh. Beidh bocsaí muirín de chuid na Comhairle Contae le díol fosta ar €13.00 an ceann. Tá an imeacht seo saor in aisce. There will be a composting demonstration at Na Tithe Gloine, Cill Ulta on Saturday 14th July at mid-day. This is an information hour of learning how to make compost from food waste. Reduce the amount of waste that goes into the rubbish bin at home and make compost for your garden. County Council compost bins will also be on sale at €13.00 each. This event is free. A eagrú ag an grúpa timpeallachta MEAS as Gort a’ Choirce. Tuilleadh eolais : www.meas-it.com nó 087-6111524. WeedkillerThe environment group MEAS Iarthuaisceart are asking people to use weedkiller sparingly. It seems to be the growing trend in our local countryside now where we see large swathes of ground and numerous verges and drains with the ugly colour of burnt orange during the summertime… We would say that the spraying of footpaths and around buildings is more than enough use of this poison. Weedkiller was not developed to spray on large open areas such as whole fields and along the verges of roads and in drains. This chemical not only ‘kills off’ the ‘weeds’ (these so-called weeds are essential to certain ecosystems) but it also kills off every living thing in the area of soil that was sprayed i.e. insects above AND below ground including the humble earthworm. If birds or little creatures such as the pygmy shrew eat these dead insects will they not be infected too? The weedkiller basically sterilises the ground and leaves it completely baron. We are also concerned that this ‘practice’ may be having an effect on the bee population. Bees such as bumble bees, burrowing bees as well as honey bees are very important to farmers and all food growers as they are the crucial link between the flowering plants and pollination which then produces the fruit, vegetables and certain crops that human beings need to survive. There is no other creature that does this vital job. The bee populations of the world are in decline and we feel that the spraying of weedkiller is not helping the matter. Since it is a man made chemical and is classed as a ‘poison’ the weedkiller may also affect the health of both animals and humans. We feel it should only be used as a last resort and not the lazy way to clear large areas of ground. Please use weedkiller sparingly! www.meas-it.comCan’t Pay Won’t Pay Cloch Cheann FhaolaLéirsiú náisiúnta i mBÁC, Dé Céadaoin 18ú Iúil, 5in. Mórshiúil go dtí’n Dáil.National protest in Dublin, Wednesday 18th July, 5pm. Marching to the Dáil.Léirsiú ar an Aoine 13ú Iúil, 12 meán lae ar na Croisbhealaigh.Protest on Friday 13th June, 12 midday at the crossroads in An Fál Carrach.Póstaeirí neampholaitiúil le bhur dtoil. Bring non-political posters.Ballraíocht feachtais ar fáil fosta. Campaign membership also available.Buíochas le achan duine a bhíonn i láthair ag na léirsuithe seachtainiúil. Thanks to everyone who attends the weekly protests.An chéad cruinniú pleanála eile ar an Satharn 14ú Iúil in Óstán Loch Altan ar 1in.Next organising meeting on Saturday 14th July in Óstán Loch Altan at 1pm.Info: 0863122784 or 0876111524. Follow us on FaceBook. National campaign: www.nohouseholdtax.org, www.wewontpay.ie LOCAL NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: July 9th, 2012 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:Cloughaneely community notes
DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University football team strapped on the helmets for the first time in 2016 as the Bulldogs began spring practice on Tuesday at Drake Stadium.Drake is set to have 13 more practices throughout the next month leading up to the annual Blue-White Spring Game on April 23.Drake head coach Rick Fox and his staff enter their third season together and are excited about the group of guys they have and will be welcoming in the fall.”We’ve got 77 guys who are with their best buddies having a blast playing the game that they love. There was a ton of energy and a lot of fast tempo on both sides of the ball. Our guys were getting after it today,” Fox said.The Bulldogs return a strong core of players and are looking to learn from their 5-6 record a season ago. One of the biggest holes the offense needs to file is the quarterback position after losing three-year starter Andy Rice.”We got a competition going on in our quarterbacks group and those guys came out and executed like veteran quarterbacks. I am really pleased to see that today,” Fox said.The Bulldogs return to the field on Thursday afternoon to complete their first week of spring practices.”The focus right now is to shake off the dust off and getting back into it. I was really please on how sharp we were, considering the last time we were out here on this field was November 21st when we beat Dayton. We have a lot of stuff to work on but our guys are focused and excited about it,” Fox said. Print Friendly Version
A nine-year-old boy child has been taken into care over concerns that his mother could not look after him and amid allegations his father let him watch pornography.Letterkenny Court.The application for an emergency care order was made amid concern for the child’s health and safety after visits to the house where he stayed with his mother, who has addiction problems. Letterkenny District Court heard that social services have not investigated claims that the father inappropriately touched the child more than two years ago.There were also claims that his father allowed him to watch pornography and that he was exposed to his father’s inappropriate sexual behaviour with partners.A social worker said the allegation had been made over two years ago and the delay in the investigation was due to a lack of resources.An application to take the child into care was made after a social worker raised concern over his mother’s ability to look after him.A social worker told the hearing at Letterkenny District Court that visits found the house where the boy lived with his mother was in “a bad state”. During one visit the mother appeared intoxicated, her speech was slurred, she was stumbling around and had needle marks on her left arm.On another occasion the boy had got himself ready for school but his mother had told him that he wasn’t going, the court heard.During visits by social workers the house was found to be cold, cigarettes butts were on the floor and the mother was found to be incoherent. Bags of empty beer cans were found on top of the rubbish.A solicitor for the child’s father argued for care to be granted to the boys’ paternal grandparents, who had been granted access two days a week, as an alternative to being placed in foster care. The solicitor said the father, who lives with his parents, would vow to stay away from the child if this happened.The solicitor argued that the child was “seriously traumatised” and would be better off with the stability that the care of his grandparents would offer him.He said the allegation has been hanging over child’s father for some time and “nothing has been done to investigate the allegation”.A solicitor for the Child and Family Agency told the court the boy “is caught in the middle and seeks love and attention from both parent and both sets of grandparents”.The Child and Family Agency opposed granting care to the grandparents. The social worker said there were concerns that comments about his mother from his paternal grandparents were having a negative effect on him.He said that during a two-week stay with his grandparents, they had proved not able to look after his hygiene, homework had been incomplete and he had not been given medication on time.In separate evidence, a social care worker said the boy had said his grandparents had encouraged him to “act up” when he was staying with his mother.The social care worker said the grandparents had previously stated they wanted to end the access arrangement.She said the boy needed to be in an environment where “there is no history being thrown up in his face”. He needs psychiatric help, yet no psychiatrist will deal with him while he is in an environment of negativity, she said.She said the boy feared that if he said anything negative about his father the grandparents “would start on him”.Judge Paul Kelly said he was satisfied that there was a risk to the boy if he stayed where he is and it was evident the paternal grandparents are not in a position to care for him.Granting the order he adjourned the case until February 16th.BOY TAKEN INTO CARE AMIDST CLAIMS HIS FATHER ALLOWED HIM TO WATCH PORN was last modified: February 12th, 2015 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)
EXCLUSIVE: A woman who escaped the torrential floods in Inishowen on a tractor has given birth to a baby boy – whom she has called Noah!Edel Kerin was stranded in the town of Clonmany when horrendous flooding struck the Inishowen Peninsula on Tuesday evening last.Edel, who was actually due to give birth on the day the floods struck, was with sister Danielle who is also six months pregnant. The pair, who were accompanied by Edel’s two little girls Emma, aged 6, and Lauren, aged, 2, were desperate to check on their parents who live in Urris.Local man Nathan Noone came to their rescue and drove all four in his tractor back to the family home.Edel’s husband Damian, 38, has told how he was forced to spend all day on Wednesday cleaning up his parents home in Cockhill in Buncrana after also getting stranded in the floods and not arriving home until 3am on Wednesday morning.However, waters of a very different kind broke on Wednesday evening when Edel told her husband to pack the bags for Letterkenny General Hospital. Damian and Edel Kerin with baby Noah. (North West Newspix)And just after 1.30pm on Thursday afternoon, the couple’s first baby son was born and weighed in at a very healthy 8Ibs and 4 ounces.Damian revealed to Donegal Daily how the couple just could not resist from naming their new bundle of joy ‘Noah.’“We had thought about a number of different names. Noah was one of them because my dad’s name is Noel and Edel’s is Anthony.“We just thought that with the week that was in it and all the biblical connections, we would name him Noah,” revealed Damian.Mum and baby Noah got out of Letterkenny General Hospital yesterday (Sat) and returned to their home in Heather Park, Buncrana. Damian said everyone is fine and that himself and Edel are really looking forward to telling their son how he got his name and the eventful few hours before he arrived.“I was stranded and couldn’t get to Edel and the girls but they are fine considering all they’ve been through. In fact, the girls wanted to get on the tractor and do the journey again.“Obviously Noah wasn’t around but we’re really looking forward to telling him all about it when he is old enough to understand,” added Damian.Official great news story: Out of the flood comes baby….Noah! was last modified: August 27th, 2017 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:baby NoahDamian KerindonegalEdel KerinfloodsInishowen
The inquest into the Buncrana pier tragedy is to begin today, which will hear evidence from 12 witnesses on the tragic events.Five family members drowned on March 20th 2016 when the car they were in slid off the pier and into the water. Those who lost their lives were Sean McGrotty, his sons Mark, 11 and eight-year-old Evan, his mother-in-law Ruth Daniels and her teenage daughter Jodie-Lee Tracey.Baby girl Rionaghac-Ann was saved when her father passed her out the window to local man Davitt Walsh who bravely tried to come to the family’s aid. Over the next two days, an inquest in Buncrana will try to establish exactly what happened on that night.Louise James, who lost her partner Sean and four family members has said she is hoping the two days will pass soon so she and her baby girl can get on with life.The Belfast Telegraph reports that Louise told her priest, Father Paddy O’Kane in Ballymagroarty, that she is taking each day as it comes.Father O’Kane told the paper: “I called with Louise a few days ago and she said to me, ‘I feel strong, that I’m taking one day at a time, that I simply want these two days to be over so Rioghnach and I can go on and have as normal a life as possible in the circumstances’. “I would like to ask people to please let Louise have space and don’t intrude on her privacy at this time.”Coroner Denis McCauley will lead the inquest hearing today, where a jury will be sworn in to hear evidence from 12 depositions.The inquest will also examine reports by Donegal County Council into their piers and slipways, with input from Irish Water Safety Authority and the Raod Safety Authority of Ireland.Donegal Daily will have updates on the inquest as proceedings begin. Buncrana tragedy mother wishes for inquest to be over soon was last modified: November 23rd, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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)
The 23-year-old Stellenbosch University graduate, competing in her first few weeks as a professional in Europe on the Belgian-based Lotto team, finished a very respectable 17th in the General Classification of the 10-stage race, which ended at the Monza motor racing circuit on Sunday. Earlier this year Carla Swart of the MTN women’s team produced some impressive results in single-day races in Europe, the true testing ground for international cycle racing. On stage five, when the race hit the first mountains, she moved out of the anonymity of the pack and finished 15th on the 122km stage, one minute and 22 seconds behind stage winner and race leader Vos. That strong finish lifted her to 19th place on General Classification (GC). Moolman Pasio is the first South African and African to finish in the top 20 at the Giro d’Italia Internazionale Femminile. Her South African teammate Lynette Burger, returning from a long injury layoff, was ordered by the race doctor not to start stage eight due to contracting bronchitis. Top in her teamMoolman Pasio was the top finisher in her team, but had to contend with illness in the final four days, which weakened her somewhat in the big mountain stages, which should have helped her to improve her overall position. “I didn’t feel as strong as I would have liked to, so it was frustrating. I did my best to hang in as long as I could. With a throat on fire and a chest full of phlegm, it was hard to push my body to the limit.” “The Giro was one tough tour! From what all the girls were saying, this year’s edition was the toughest women’s tour yet. It just got harder and harder and the climbs got bigger and bigger every day,” remarked Moolman Pasio, who confirmed that South African women’s racing is on the up and has earned the respect it has been fighting for. Moolman Pasio finished 18th on stage six to move into 18th overall, ahead of Australian teammate Vicki Whitelaw, as the top-placed member of the Lotto team. It also placed her in the unfamiliar, yet highly coveted position of team leader. “Unfortunately I became ill just as the toughest climbing stages arrived. This was a major setback, but I did my best to make the most of the circumstances,” she explained. ImprovementMoolman Pasio provided proof that South African women’s road racing, a division with plenty of promise but little support over the years, has improved dramatically as a result of focused sponsorship and structural support. United States champion Mara Abbot won the event overall, upstaging among others, world number one Marianne Vos, former world champion Judith Arndt, defending champion Claudia Hausler, and current world champion Tatiana Guderzo. ‘My team was great!’“My team was great! They were all incredibly supportive and encouraging. Especially when I got sick, they did their best to protect me and help me maintain my GC position. Without them, I would not have made it to the end,” said Moolman Pasio. “My goal for this year is to learn and to grow. To get to know myself better as a cyclist, to understand what I am doing and why I am doing it, so that in the years to come, I can come back and experience the view from the podium!” But instead of focusing on moving further up the classification over the next three big climbing stages, the South African star was forced into survival mode as she battled with illness. She managed to finish between 17th and 21st places on stages seven, eight, and nine, which saw her move up to 17th place by the final flat stage. ‘Amazing experience’“Riding amongst the best women cyclists in the world was one amazing experience. Wow, the girls over here are strong!” The 2010 Giro d’Italia Internazionale Femminile is probably the best all-round test there is and Moolman Pasio passed it with excellent grades. Source: Biogen Toyota professional cycling team A new South African cycling star is on the rise. Ashleigh Moolman Pasio, from the Biogen Toyota women’s road cycling team, overcame more than just a formidable international field to become the first African to finish in the top 20 at the Giro d’Italia Internazionale Femminile. 13 July 2010
Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting As noted in a Business Insider article Friday, several outlets of traditional print media (newspapers and magazines) are suddenly popping up all over Tumblr with their own pages. Newsweek seems to making great use of the platform by posting mainly photos, and quotes – two of the most shared forms of media on Tumblr. The New Yorker also recently joined the service, sharing mainly videos and photos, including high-resolution images of their popular artistic covers. The venerable New York Times has even jumped in the mix, though its account is so far empty, save for a single post announcing more content is “coming soon.” The Business Insider article lists several other traditional media outlets providing sharable content with fans on Tumblr, including Life Magazine, The Travel Channel, The Today Show, Elle, Rolling Stone, The Village Voice, and several others.If anything, these new additions to the Tumblr ecosystem provide a human face through which the various outlets can communicate more freely with their readers. Newsweek has been discussing rumors about its impending purchase on the Tumblr, and many of the sites seem perfectly content with posting material would think would be found objectionable on the main homepage or in print.So is Tumblr the next big thing for traditional media outlets? From the looks of it, the large media outlets seem pleased with the service and the kinds of interactions it allows for. It would not be surprising to see Tumblr become the third common place aside Facebook and Twitter for media organizations and corporate brands to further reach their audiences. Tags:#Microcontent#web chris cameron A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Traditional media’s first major adoption of Web 2.0 came with Facebook, as outlets syndicated their content on the popular social network by way of fan pages and official accounts. Then, Twitter went mainstream as writers, editors and the media organizations themselves signed up, sent out links, and chatted about related topics in 140 character bursts. Now it seems traditional media outlets are flocking to another service – one that is almost a hybrid of the others, allowing for short-form posts, but with richer format.What’s the new trend among legacy media? Why it’s none other than Tumblr.For those unfamiliar with the service, Tumblr is a blogging platform that lets users curate images, videos, quotes, and other forms of media onto minimalistic personalized “tumblelogs.” Much like Twitter, there is a one-way follow function that lets users view a stream of entries from others of their choice. The quick ability to comment, favorite and “reblog” others posts makes the service incredibly social. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market