Guyana should explore spatial technology – Engineer

first_imgAs Guyana embarks on the path of sustainable economic development, calls have been made for the country to explore the use of spatial technology to boost the process.Spatial data are data which identifies the geographic location and characteristics of natural or constructed features and boundaries on the earth. Spatial data are derived from satellite imagery, mapping, and surveying technologies. Hence, spatial data is all about location with many applications and new uses emerging every day.According to Manager of the Geospatial Information Management Unit (GIMU) of the Natural Resources Ministry, Haimwant Persaud, such data can be used to understand where an event occurred, measure the distance away from your current location, identify what is in that vicinity of the event, show the path to the location, and identify the mode or modes of transportation.However, he pointed out that in order to attain full potential, a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) at local, regional, national, and transnational levels is required.“To exploit the enormous potential of spatial technologies the Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana should initiate the creation of a National Spatial Data Infrastructure that will facilitate spatial technology, information, and services to be used in addressing some of the major priorities of our nation, while adding value to productivity, reducing costs and enabling GDP growth in the process,” he stated.SDIs, the engineer explained, are essentially means of assembling spatial data for discovery, evaluation, and application. This infrastructure includes three components: the materials, the technology and the people to acquire, process, and distribute the information to meet different needs in both public and private sectors of a country.Persaud went on to say that since its conceptualisation in 1991, nearly all countries have embarked on some form of SDI initiative, with the pioneers in this field include Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Portugal, and the United States of America. He noted that the primary objectives of such initiatives are to promote economic development, stimulate improved Government functioning, and foster environmental sustainability.“The use of SDI in improved Government functions can be accomplished in several ways. SDI can improve strategic planning and resource development as in the case of Malaysia. SDI can enhance the state of readiness to deal with emergencies brought about by natural disasters as in the case of Japan. SDI can modernise central, regional, and local administration as in the case of Portugal,” he stated.Bring the idea within local territories, the Head of the GIMU outlined that a SDI in Guyana will bring enormous economic, social, and environmental benefits. The most important benefit of SDI in Guyana, he highlighted, will be the promotion of economic growth as a result of expanding markets for spatial information products and services locally, regionally, and internationally.Persaud referred to compiled analysis of the economic value of geospatial data done by Managing Editor of Geospatial World, Arup Dasgupta, in 2013. He said that the data used in the compilation were taken from an economic benefit analysis conducted by several countries.“It is widely known that data can be treated as a commodity in the limited sense of acquisition and sale but the (analysis) highlights the economic potential of spatial data to their GDP and industries once managed properly,” he pointed out.Furthermore, the GIMU head stressed that there are many other economic benefits from such technology such as increased efficiency in both public and Private Sector organisations, new opportunities for spatial information business application and services, and improved transport and infrastructure systems.“The social benefits for Guyana are, improved national and local governance, increased opportunities to engage the democratic process, more improved national security, and opportunities to target groups and areas with special needs. The environmental benefits of a SDI would include promoting sustainable development, enhanced natural resources monitoring and management, and improved coastal-zone monitoring,” he outlined.last_img read more

Sabotaging the Legacy: The Betrayal of Women

first_imgAs President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s second term winds down, Liberians are anxious for evidence of her positive legacy. Liberia’s and Africa’s first female president faces an imperative to drastically changethe socioeconomic and security landscape in which Liberian women exist, and compel governments across the world to follow suit. Success in the area would constitute worthy payback to the many women here and abroad who supported Madam Sirleaf with their prayers, promotion, funding, ballots and motherly manipulation (unbeknownst to the then candidate,many women hid their young sons’ voter registration cards to prevent them from voting for CDC, in 2005). We are quick to acknowledge that some progress has been made: Liberianwomen now have equal rights to land ownership;girls’enrolment and retention in elementary through high school has sharply increased;thousands of fistula victims have been healed through Mercy Ships and other organizations; and strong laws against sexual and gender based violence have been ratified. And yet, countless women and girls daily fall victim to rape by close family members, associates, or complete strangers,at home or on the street – only to be betrayed by a Government that denies them recoursethrough refusal to enforce the law –a Government where women have the highest authority. The last two years alone have seen a litany of bailouts, waivers and Presidential pardons against convicted rapists and pedophiles – Liberian and Lebanese, young and old. Those aged 65 through 81 were pardoned by President Sirleaf herself,at Christmas, on grounds of poor health and good behavior. We are appalled atthe President’s decision, given that the elderly rapists pardoned were not too frail to violate a child, and given thatthere clearly are no little girls to rape in jail, hence their‘good behavior’.If the President were looking for someone to pardon, could she not have chosen a Red Light rogue? They need second chances too. Instead, she let a predator back on the loose!It is alsospineless and evil of Judge Ceaineh Clinton Johnson to release(on meager bail) Lebanese rapist, on the basis of possible mental instability, when they clearly had the presence of mind to video tape their sexual crimes against Liberian girls, traffic and sexually exploit young Moroccan women. This sends a message across Africa, that Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her government could not care less about women in Liberia or anywhere. It is already widely known how much contempt the Lebanese have for Liberians. They would never, for example, allow a Liberian man to marry one of their daughters – because, to them, we are dirt. And yet, it is not enough that our government, our president, continues to allow them to hold our economy in their firm grasp – but they get to abuse our daughters, too? This is an outrage!International statistics show that at least one in every three women and girls has been, or will be, sexually violated in her lifetime. The statistics may be higher in postwar Liberia, where women were raped with machetes, flash lights or other objects; or forced by rebels to submit to rape by male family members, on threat of death.Some wear the pain and disgrace all over their faces; others have mastered the art of hiding it. But the statistics remain: at least one in every three women walking the streets today is torn to shreds on the inside, with little hope of justice. President Sirleaf and Judge Clinton Johnson are only two women. If joined by a third, which one could we guess has been raped? Which one sexually abused or battered by a man? And if a woman has been through such abuse, is it not intuitive that she would help someone who shares that experience? Instead, our esteemed head of state and her honor the judge have spat in the faces of women across this land, handing them over to predators at the going rate of a US$25,000 bond. One wonders what, in Judge Clinton Johnson’s view, is the price of a woman’s dignity? This newspaper deems the release of these incarcerated rapists an act of treason, and holds President Sirleaf chiefly responsible. President Sirleaf must dismiss Judge Clinton Johnson, reverse her rulings on the cases in question, extradite and incarceratethe Lebanese rapists, orresign. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

3rd fire in Berbice in 2 days

first_imgA former sugar estate worker, who lost his job when the Skeldon Estate closed, has now lost his home. The Sunday afternoon blaze completely destroyed the Lot 9 Number 75 Village, Corentyne, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) home leaving Rajendra Ramnauth and his family homeless.The building at Number 75 Village, Corentyne, was reduced to ashes The 39-year-old security guard told this publication that he was at a nearby supermarket with his wife and daughter.He said while shopping, they received a message stating that their house was on fire.According to the father of one, when he arrived on the scene, he saw flames engulfing his entire house.“When you are poor and you have to start from scratch it will be hard. It is everything we had…” the former sugar worker explained.A unit from the Corriverton Fire Service responded in a timely manner and was able to prevent a second building from total destruction. The exterior of that building received extensive damage.Meanwhile, Ramnauth’s wife, Normattie Chinoppah, a domestic worker, said that all appliances in the home were off when they left for the supermarket.“We will be glad if people can help us because we are very poor,” she pleaded.Persons wishing to make contact with Ramnauth or his wife can do so on telephone number (592) 335-4210.Rajendra Ramnauth and his wife Normattie Chinoppah Sunday’s fire was the third to be recorded in Berbice in two days.On Sunday morning, a fire of unknown origin completely destroyed a flat building at D’Edward, West Coast Berbice, Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), leaving two homeless.Fifty-eight-year-old Alvin Spencer, who occupied the house with his 16-year-old son was asleep when the fire started. It was his son, Osborne, who woke him up.The teenager lost everything including his School Based Assessments (SBA), he was working on for CSEC next year.Textbooks, notebooks and a laptop are just a part of the list of school items destroyed.The flat building was burnt to ashes. The family is pleading for assistance and can be contacted on telephone number (592) 671-5476.Meanwhile, on Saturday a fire believed to be an act of arson destroyed a two-story building at Number 29 Village, West Coast Berbice, also in Region Five.The building was owned by retired teacher and community worker Marsha Gouveia.The 56-year-old former teacher, in relating the incident, said she was not at home when the incident occurred.According to her, her husband, James Adams, threatened to kill her and she grabbed her great-nephew and ran out of the house.Adams, she said, came to her friend’s house where she was and demanded that she give him back $15,000, which he had given to her.She promised that he would get it the following day. However, he was not satisfied with the offer and promised to burn the house.Minutes later, flames were seen coming from the building and Adams was seen running away.last_img read more

Decision prompted by firing of over 7000 sugar workers

first_imgOne year after NCM voteEveryone waited with bated breaths as the No-Confidence Motion was put to vote. It was the evening of December 21, 2018.Former AFC MP Charrandass Persaud speaking with the media following the NCM on December 21, 2018The coalition government was confident that the Parliamentary Opposition was wasting its time and that it had the full support of all 33 of its parliamentarians.Then suddenly, from within the Government benches, a resounding “yes” echoed throughout the hollow chambers of Parliament.There was immediate chatter, and then, all that was heard was “Charrandass, no!”Charrandass Persaud, an Alliance For Change (AFC) backbencher, had just created history.For the first time in Guyana’s National Assembly, a Member of Parliament (MP) voted against his own Government, causing it to topple on a motion of no-confidence.Confusion then permeated throughout the packed the chamber. The voting was paused. Government Leaders tried all that they can to convince their colleague to change his vote.After more than five minutes of interruption, House Speaker Dr Barton Scotland instructed that Clerk Sherlock Isaacs retake the vote of the Government members.Smiles on the faces of Government MPs just before their Government was toppledAnd the defeat could not have been any clearer, as Charrandass Persaud boldly declared “yes, yes, yes!”All over againOne year later, and despite the year-long ruckus that followed that fateful night, Persaud said he would do it all over again.“Frankly, if I had to do it again, I would do it willingly,” Persaud said, in a statement to the media Friday night.Persaud’s life was threatened and, on that very night, he was forced to flee the country, fearing that he would no longer be safe in Guyana following his vote.At that time, Persaud explained that the AFC’s subordinate role to the majority A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) was the main reason he made a conscious vote.As he reflected on that night, Persaud noted that he could no longer stay with a party that “lost its purpose”.“As the days went by for me as a Parliamentarian, I became more and more uncomfortable sitting as an AFC MP. It was obvious that the AFC had lost its purpose; lost its direction and had become ‘yes men’. We were mere toys in the hands of the PNC,” he outlined.PNC member Volda Lawrence and AFC member Raphael Trotman look at Charrandass Persaud following his voteFor instance, he highlighted the issue with sugar workers, saying that the AFC had no say on the matter.“When it came to the closure of the sugar estates, even [Moses] Nagamootoo, as Prime Minister, had no say. It was handed to us, the AFC, and we embraced it…The AFC showed no backbone and so we were dominated by the PNC in the name of ‘coalition’,” he explained.Prior to the no-confidence vote, Persaud recalled that he and other backbenchers had emailed the AFC leadership, requesting a meeting to discuss the matter but the request was denied.“That email met with a simple response from Nagamootoo…‘vote when we vote’. As backbenchers, we had no say in anything and so we supported all government bills blindly. That was wrong,” Persaud explained.Cling to powerThe People’s Progressive Party (PPP), which had tabled the motion, reminded of the issues that fuelled its no-confidence in the Government.“The corruption, incompetence, lack of vision, discrimination, neglect of the productive sectors, mismanagement and squandermania which permeate every sector of Government over the past year, aggregate to vindicate the passage of the NCM,” the Party said in a statement Friday night.And, in reflecting on the past 12 months, the PPP pointed out that the Government has shown the entire world the lengths to which it will travel to “cling to political power, including disobeying rulings from the Judiciary, abrogating the rule of law, trampling upon the Constitution, destroying the nation’s democratic credentials and governing by tyranny rather than the Constitution and by virtue of the will of the people”.“Notwithstanding the fact that they are utterly illegal, they continue in office as if it is business as usual,” the PPP added.In fact, the Party pointed out that this past year has showcased the Government’s “tenacious attempts to deny the right of the Guyanese electorate to exercise their franchise to vote at the next elections and their aggressive agenda to compromise the electoral process”.Legal battleMembers of the coalition government had evidently accepted defeat.The House Speaker had concluded that: “Honourable Members, you have heard the result of the vote, 33 in favour and 32 against. It means that the motion is carried”.Government Chief Whip Amna Ally had earlier, during the debates, declared “the APNU/AFC has a solid 33. You have an indecisive 32”.AFC Leader Khemraj Ramjattan had also posited “they [Opposition] not gonna get anybody [to vote in their favour]. People are very sensible”.Even President David Granger accepted defeat, committing to having early elections. In a statement, he said, “We will do everything necessary to facilitate the smooth functioning of General and Regional Elections”.But then, the Government mounted a legal challenge, claiming that it was not defeated by the No-Confidence Motion, that 33 did not form the majority of the 65-member House.The legal challenge made it all the way to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), which upheld the passage of the motion, with Justice Winston Anderson lamenting the slothfulness in the preparation for elections, which ought to have been held by March 21, 2019 – in keeping with the Guyana Constitution.Apart from the ruling on the motion, the CCJ also handed down a landmark ruling on the appointment of Retired Justice James Patterson as the Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission.According to the CCJ, the appointment, which was done unilaterally by the President, was unconstitutional.Thus, began the long dance between the Head-of-State and the Opposition Leader to select a new GECOM Chairman.Eventually, Retired Justice Claudette Singh was mutually agreed upon and appointed, and the preparations for elections commenced.Prior to the CCJ ruling on this matter, however, GECOM – on the orders of Justice Patterson – began a lengthy House-to-House Registration process, despite lack of Opposition support – which was eventually halted following a court ruling.Today, GECOM – under the leadership of Justice Singh – continues to battle with the preparation of the Official List of Electors, with the Government pushing for the inclusion of the data gathered during the now-scrapped House-to-House Registration process, even though evidence shows that a lot of the information is flawed.For example, some of the persons listed as new registrants are either dead or were previously registered.Elections are expected to be held on March 2, 2020 – more than a year after the Government was defeated by the No-Confidence Motion.And, according to the PPP, these past four years should demonstrate to all why the APNU/AFC coalition should “never be trusted again with political power”.last_img read more

OUR GREAT NEW COLUMNIST: CLARE BOYLE’S DOG BLOG

first_imgMy name is Clare Boyle and I am currently  the owner of the Lupanast Dog Training Centre in Castlefinn, Co Donegal.I have been training my own dogs for over 20 years and decided 2 years ago to become a professional trainer.As my passion is for agility and flyball, two fabulous sports, I have undergone several important instructor courses and also competition coaching! With this weekly blog, I hope to cover many of the issues we as pet owners deal with every day. Also, if anyone feels they need advice on anything canine related, I will do my upmost to help or point you in the right direction.As I am starting classes in Petland, Letterkenny next week,(13th October) I would like to discuss puppies and training.All puppies are cute and cuddly and with the amount of varying breeds available, how do we choose the right one for us? Well, first of all we need to consider our families lifestyle… Are we out all day or is there someone in the house the majority of the day? How many hours can we commit to the puppy each day? What about toilet training? Do you have someone able to look after the pup in holidays or who is going to be responsible for taking the puppy to training and socialisation classes?What about the breed of the dog? A large breed such as a German Shepherd or a Labrador needs some space and regular exercise. Being such intelligent breeds, they tend to become stressful if left for long periods on their own. What about a designer breed? A Shih Tzu perhaps or a Chihuahua? Are you prepared to have these in your house and on your furniture? No? Well that’s where good training comes in. Whatever breed of dog you decide to get for your family, remember it will possibly live up to 8 years or more and therefore you and your family need a dog which is well trained and a pleasure to have around.  No one wants a dog which barks all the time or chews the furniture or even jumps up at every one passing.So if you are thinking of getting a puppy and are unsure of what breed to get, please ask advice… and then when you do, enrol in training classes after the pups 2nd vaccination and start to enjoy the real pleasures of having a dog!Any questions?Email info@donegaldaily.comOUR GREAT NEW COLUMNIST: CLARE BOYLE’S DOG BLOG was last modified: October 10th, 2011 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:OUR GREAT NEW COLUMNIST: CLARE BOYLE’S DOG BLOGlast_img read more

Bristol City splash out club record £5.3m fee to sign Senegal striker

first_img Famara Diedhiou has left Angers for Bristol City Bristol City have paid a club record £5.3million fee to sign Senegal international Famara Diedhiou from French club Angers.Diedhiou, 24, has agreed a four-year deal and is the Sky Bet Championship club’s second new summer signing following Tuesday’s arrival of defender Eros Pisano on a free transfer from Hellas Verona.“Obviously it’s our record signing, which is amazing,” Robins head coach Lee Johnson told the club’s official website.“Thank you to (chairman) Steve (Lansdown), the board and everybody involved in making the decisions, particularly how well (chief operating officer) Mark (Ashton) has done in this process because it’s never easy to bring in a player when the competition is so high.”Forward Diedhiou scored nine goals in 36 appearances in Ligue 1 last season for Angers, who paid £1.36million to sign him from Sochaux last summer.“I’m absolutely delighted,” Johnson added. “I think he’s going to be a huge player for us.“He fits the bill for us because he’ll complement all of our strikers perfectly. He’s powerful, he’s quick and I think he’s got the potential to get even bigger and stronger physically.”Diedhiou started out in the French lower leagues with ASM Belfort, Epinal and then Ajaccio before joining Sochaux in 2014.He was Ligue 2’s leading goalscorer in the 2015/16 season while on loan at Clermont before moving on to Angers, and has made six appearances for Senegal. 1last_img read more

ARDARA SETS THE SCENE AS HUNDREDS OF CYCLISTS ARRIVE FOR RAS DHUN NA nGALL

first_imgThe small heritage town of Ardara hardly knew what hit it yesterday afternoon as car after car bearing top of the range bikes began to descend upon the town.The Nesbitt Arms Hotel became the hub for these cyclists as they signed on for the event most had been looking forward to all year, namely the Rás Dhun na nGall, a stage race specifically for A2 and A3 riders.A great many A4 riders have ridden out of their skins this year in order to line up in this event while others just avoided gaining those final points which would see them ineligible for the race. The three day stage race which is promoted by the Four Masters Cycling Club and generously supported by the Nesbitt Arms Hotel and the Ardara Traders, began this evening with a short race taking in the Frosses, Dunkineely and Bruckless before finally arriving back to finish in Ardara main street just before 9.00pm.Although a short stage it is always competitive as riders try to stamp their mark on the event from the word go. This year was no different and numerous attacks occurred. By the time the riders had raced over the first King of the Hills some 8.8 miles into the evenings’ race over forty riders had already been dropped from the bunch.The race speed started at 25mph and never let up. Marcel Kock of the Belgian Project McCall Foundation team was one of the first riders to try and stamp his mark on the race but was reeled in . Stephen Harkens of Team Madigan took over at the form but Craig McAuley of the Cycling Ulster Slane Cycles team kept chasing hard sand soon joined him along with a number of other riders. The race continued to fragment as riders broke away, some chasing the KOH points.Coming back into Ardara a small group got away and sprinted for the line. Danny Bruten of the NRPT Standard Life-Radii got the jump on Mark Downey of Cycling Ulster Slane Cycles team.The Cycling Ulster Slane Cycles team also lifted the Kong of the Mountains jersey with a superb effort by Craig McAuley.Ciara Horne of Lakeland CC took first woman with Danny Bruten leading the junior classification. However going into tomorrow mornings Time Trial stage Bruten will be wearing the first Yellow Jersey of this year’s race with Mark Downey wearing the Junior Jersey.Ras Dhun na nGallStage One Results Ardara – Ardara 31 May 2013Stage One Stage Result————————————————————————Organisation: Four Masters CC Country: IRL Winner’s Time: 1h13’28” Deadline: NoneRace Dist: 32.40miles / 52.10 kms Total Dist: 32.40 miles / 52.10 kmsSpeed: 26.46 mph / 42.55 kph Average: 26.46 mph / 42.55 kphNumber of Starters: 130 Number of Finishers: 128Did Not Start: 19 Did Not Finish: 2————————————————————————PL No. UCI Code Name TM Team Time @1 59 Bruton,Danny STA NRPT Standard Life 1h13’28”2 15 Downey,Mark ULS Cycling Ulster 1h13’28”3 89 Harkins,Stephen MAD Team Madigan 1h13’30” @02″4 99 McKenna,Sean UCD UCD 1h13’30” @ s/t5 10 Doyle,Cathal CAR Carn Wheelers 1h13’30” @ s/t6 18 McCauley,Craig ULS Cycling Ulster 1h13’30” @ s/t7 136 Noble,Gavin LB Lakeland B 1h13’30” @ s/t8 118 Hinch,Philip BRO BrotherenCycles 1h13’30” @ s/t9 97 Parker,Barrick UCD UCD 1h13’48” @20″10 36 McBride,Peter ERR Errigal CC 1h13’48” @ s/t11 127 Byrne,Stephen USH Usher IRC 1h13’48” @ s/t12 105 Henegan,Kieran WL Western Lakes 1h13’48” @ s/t13 119 Collins,Noel CAD CaldwellCycles 1h13’48” @ s/t14 69 O’Brien,Patrick DTC DTC Orwell Wheelers 1h13’48” @ s/t15 62 Taggart,Matthew STA NRPT Standard Life 1h13’48” @ s/t16 114 Kane,Bobby BAN BannWhlsCC 1h13’48” @ s/t17 72 McGrady,Aaron PHA Phoenix A 1h13’48” @ s/t18 53 Woods,Des NEW Newry Wheelers 1h13’48” @ s/t19 33 Holian,Kevin EIR EireOg 1h13’48” @ s/t20 110 Martin,Brian 7/S 7Springs 1h13’48” @ s/t21 96 Breheny,Joseph UCD UCD 1h13’48” @ s/t22 93 Heaney,Matthew B/P Belgian/PDavidMcCallF 1h13’48” @ s/t23 124 Kelly,Damien EPI Epic MTB 1h13’48” @ s/t24 13 Taylor,Johnny CAR Carn Wheelers 1h13’48” @ s/t25 21 Lagan,Damien DBC Donegal Bay CC 1h13’48” @ s/t26 88 Graham,Alan MAD Team Madigan 1h13’48” @ s/t27 92 McGinley,Jordan B/P Belgian/PDavidMcCallF 1h13’48” @ s/t28 68 McArdle,Brian DTC DTC Orwell Wheelers 1h13’48” @ s/t29 60 Long,Darragh STA NRPT Standard Life 1h13’48” @ s/t30 57 McBride,Aaron NP North Pole 1h13’48” @ s/t31 46 Dunlop,Raymond LKA Lakeland A 1h13’48” @ s/t32 35 Keeney,Cormac ERR Errigal CC 1h13’48” @ s/t33 40 McHugh,Jason FMA Four Masters A 1h13’48” @ s/t34 31 Devins,Michael EIR EireOg 1h13’48” @ s/t35 82 Vereker,Martin TIE St Tiernan’s 1h13’48” @ s/t36 20 Foley,Damien DBC Donegal Bay CC 1h13’48” @ s/t37 73 T.Spence,Jeffrey PHA Phoenix A 1h13’48” @ s/t38 75 Cole,Blaine ROE Roe Valley 1h13’48” @ s/t39 144 Stanley,Andrew DCU DCU 1h13’48” @ s/t40 137 McKnight,David TVR Team Vision Racing 1h13’48” @ s/t41 126 Purcell,Billy USH Usher IRC 1h13’48” @ s/t42 6 Finnigan,Stevie BOT BottecchiaRC 1h13’48” @ s/t43 67 Hudson,Neill DTC DTC Orwell Wheelers 1h13’48” @ s/t44 55 Doherty,Michael NP North Pole 1h13’48” @ s/t45 9 Raymond,Keith BOT BottecchiaRC 1h13’48” @ s/t46 104 Flanagan,Michael WL Western Lakes 1h13’48” @ s/t47 44 McGarrigle,Dylan FMB Four Masters B 1h13’48” @ s/t48 78 McCartney,Declan ROE Roe Valley 1h13’48” @ s/t49 115 Quigley,Nigel BAN BannWhlsCC 1h13’48” @ s/t50 103 Bartels,Constantin WL Western Lakes 1h13’48” @ s/t51 71 Donald,Alex PHA Phoenix A 1h13’48” @ s/t52 8 Mullane,Stephen BOT BottecchiaRC 1h13’48” @ s/t53 39 McClure,Mark FMA Four Masters A 1h13’48” @ s/t54 50 Farrell,Rory NEW Newry Wheelers 1h13’48” @ s/t55 19 Reid,Declan ULS Cycling Ulster 1h13’48” @ s/t56 123 Hedley,Andrew EAA East Antrim Audi 1h13’48” @ s/t57 14 Walsh,Stephen CAR Carn Wheelers 1h13’48” @ s/t58 43 McBrearty,Eamon FMB Four Masters B 1h13’48” @ s/t59 146 Fettiplace,James PHB Phoenix B 1h13’48” @ s/t60 84 Coyle,Paul STR Strabane Lifford CC 1h13’48” @ s/t61 94 Kock,Marcel B/P Belgian/PDavidMcCallF 1h13’48” @ s/t62 12 Scullion,Michael CAR Carn Wheelers 1h13’48” @ s/t63 101 Scully,Gary NEN Visit Nenagh.ie 1h13’48” @ s/t64 2 Carroll,Michael BAL Ballymena CC 1h13’48” @ s/t65 24 McKendry,Jerome DUF Duffin Transport RT 1h13’48” @ s/t66 107 O’Malley,Sean WL Western Lakes 1h13’48” @ s/t67 16 Hanna,Conor ULS Cycling Ulster 1h13’48” @ s/t68 79 Willis,Myles ROE Roe Valley 1h13’48” @ s/t69 11 Kelly,Patrick CAR Carn Wheelers 1h13’48” @ s/t70 47 Kerr,Raymond LKA Lakeland A 1h13’48” @ s/t71 22 McCaffrey,Ted DBC Donegal Bay CC 1h13’48” @ s/t72 117 Cunningham,Derek BWW Bray Whls 1h13’48” @ s/t73 4 Taggart,Simon BAL Ballymena CC 1h13’48” @ s/t74 41 Russell,Mickey FMA Four Masters A 1h13’48” @ s/t75 106 Hughes,Padraic WL Western Lakes 1h13’48” @ s/t76 100 Scully,Shane NEN Visit Nenagh.ie 1h13’48” @ s/t77 61 McCarthy,David STA NRPT Standard Life 1h13’48” @ s/t78 74 Millar,Mike PHA Phoenix A 1h13’48” @ s/t79 51 McKinley,Drew NEW Newry Wheelers 1h13’48” @ s/t80 49 McGrory,Kieran LKA Lakeland A 1h13’48” @ s/t81 83 Tobin,Colm TIE St Tiernan’s 1h13’48” @ s/t82 142 Carroll,David USH Usher IRC 1h13’48” @ s/t83 64 Power,Eugene OMA OmaghWhls 1h13’48” @ s/t84 63 McCarter,Darragh OMA OmaghWhls 1h13’48” @ s/t85 139 Stewart,Rodney TVR Team Vision Racing 1h13’48” @ s/t86 131 Ennis,John LUC Lucan CRC 1h13’48” @ s/t87 17 Gilmore,Curtis ULS Cycling Ulster 1h13’48” @ s/t88 149 Horne,Ciara LB Lakeland B 1h14’15” @47″89 38 Doherty,Dinny FMA Four Masters A 1h17’19” @03’51”90 87 Hutchinson,Chris MAD Team Madigan 1h21’20” @07’52”91 134 Boyce,Noel DOW North Down 1h21’20” @ s/t92 132 Gallagher,Hugh TIE St Tiernan’s 1h21’20” @ s/t93 32 Keogh,Paul EIR EireOg 1h21’20” @ s/t94 112 Greer,Robert APO Apollo CC 1h21’20” @ s/t95 145 Dillon,Colm LIM Limerick CC 1h21’20” @ s/t96 122 Long,Neil DWC Dublin Whls 1h21’20” @ s/t97 95 Laverty,Stuart B/P Belgian/PDavidMcCallF 1h21’20” @ s/t98 91 McGrane,Damien MAD Team Madigan 1h21’20” @ s/t99 28 McMorrow,Brian EIR EireOg 1h21’20” @ s/t100 23 Crawford,Craig DUF Duffin Transport RT 1h21’20” @ s/t101 30 Somers,Michael EIR EireOg 1h21’20” @ s/t102 1 Brennan,Matthew BAL Ballymena CC 1h21’28” @08’00”103 3 Grant,Clifford BAL Ballymena CC 1h22’26” @08’58”104 135 Monaghan,Greg 7/S 7Springs 1h22’26” @ s/t105 37 McKinley,Matthew ERR Errigal CC 1h22’26” @ s/t106 42 Doherty,PT FMB Four Masters B 1h22’26” @ s/t107 80 Gallagher,Richard TIE St Tiernan’s 1h22’26” @ s/t108 5 Taylor,Karl BAL Ballymena CC 1h22’26” @ s/t109 54 Connor,Myles NP North Pole 1h22’26” @ s/t110 48 Boylan,Kenny LKA Lakeland A 1h22’26” @ s/t111 70 Boyle,Ed PHA Phoenix A 1h22’26” @ s/t112 45 Johnston,Keith LKA Lakeland A 1h22’26” @ s/t113 58 Noone,Aidan NP North Pole 1h22’26” @ s/t114 90 Porter,Colin MAD Team Madigan 1h22’26” @ s/t115 26 Patton,Ryan DUF Duffin Transport RT 1h22’26” @ s/t116 27 McGuigan,Philip DUF Duffin Transport RT 1h22’26” @ s/t117 121 Crowe,Damien DWC Dublin Whls 1h22’26” @ s/t118 133 Steele,Alastair U/A U/A 1h22’26” @ s/t119 141 Sterart,Stephen U/A U/A 1h22’26” @ s/t120 111 Dillon,Shane ACT ACT 1h22’47” @09’19”121 66 McEnhill,Niall OMA OmaghWhls 1h29’08” @15’40”122 128 McCann,Sean ISL Island Whls 1h32’35” @19’07”123 81 Mescal,Michael TIE St Tiernan’s 1h32’37” @19’09”124 140 Moran,Tonya BRR Black Rose Racing 1h32’37” @ s/t125 98 Doherty,Cathal UCD UCD 1h32’37” @ s/t126 56 Eccles,Kieran NP North Pole 1h32’37” @ s/t127 85 Lyttle,Alan STR Strabane Lifford CC 1h32’37” @ s/t128 86 Connolly,John Paul STR Strabane Lifford CC 1h33’01” @19’33”————————————————————————General Classification————————————————————————PL No. UCI Code Name CAT Team GC Time @1 59 Bruton,Danny YJ NRPT Standard Li 1h13’28”2 15 Downey,Mark YJ Cycling Ulster 1h13’28” = s/t3 89 Harkins,Stephen V Team Madigan 1h13’30” @02″4 99 McKenna,Sean U UCD 1h13’30” = s/t5 10 Doyle,Cathal V Carn Wheelers 1h13’30” = s/t6 18 McCauley,Craig YJ Cycling Ulster 1h13’30” = s/t7 136 Noble,Gavin 2 Lakeland B 1h13’30” = s/t8 118 Hinch,Philip 3 BrotherenCycles 1h13’30” = s/t9 97 Parker,Barrick 2 UCD 1h13’48” @20″10 36 McBride,Peter 2 Errigal CC 1h13’48” = s/t11 127 Byrne,Stephen 2 Usher IRC 1h13’48” = s/t12 105 Henegan,Kieran YJ Western Lakes 1h13’48” = s/t13 119 Collins,Noel U CaldwellCycles 1h13’48” = s/t14 69 O’Brien,Patrick 2 DTC Orwell Wheel 1h13’48” = s/t15 62 Taggart,Matthew YJ NRPT Standard Li 1h13’48” = s/t16 114 Kane,Bobby 2 BannWhlsCC 1h13’48” = s/t17 72 McGrady,Aaron 3 Phoenix A 1h13’48” = s/t18 53 Woods,Des V Newry Wheelers 1h13’48” = s/t19 33 Holian,Kevin 3 EireOg 1h13’48” = s/t20 110 Martin,Brian 2 7Springs 1h13’48” = s/t21 96 Breheny,Joseph 3 UCD 1h13’48” = s/t22 93 Heaney,Matthew U Belgian/PDavidMc 1h13’48” = s/t23 124 Kelly,Damien 3 Epic MTB 1h13’48” = s/t24 13 Taylor,Johnny 2 Carn Wheelers 1h13’48” = s/t25 21 Lagan,Damien 2 Donegal Bay CC 1h13’48” = s/t26 88 Graham,Alan 3 Team Madigan 1h13’48” = s/t27 92 McGinley,Jordan YJ Belgian/PDavidMc 1h13’48” = s/t28 68 McArdle,Brian 3 DTC Orwell Wheel 1h13’48” = s/t29 60 Long,Darragh YJ NRPT Standard Li 1h13’48” = s/t30 57 McBride,Aaron YJ North Pole 1h13’48” = s/t31 46 Dunlop,Raymond 3 Lakeland A 1h13’48” = s/t32 35 Keeney,Cormac 3 Errigal CC 1h13’48” = s/t33 40 McHugh,Jason V Four Masters A 1h13’48” = s/t34 31 Devins,Michael V EireOg 1h13’48” = s/t35 82 Vereker,Martin 3 St Tiernan’s 1h13’48” = s/t36 20 Foley,Damien V Donegal Bay CC 1h13’48” = s/t37 73 T.Spence,Jeffrey 3 Phoenix A 1h13’48” = s/t38 75 Cole,Blaine YJ Roe Valley 1h13’48” = s/t39 144 Stanley,Andrew U DCU 1h13’48” = s/t40 137 McKnight,David V Team Vision Raci 1h13’48” = s/t41 126 Purcell,Billy 3 Usher IRC 1h13’48” = s/t42 6 Finnigan,Stevie 3 BottecchiaRC 1h13’48” = s/t43 67 Hudson,Neill 3 DTC Orwell Wheel 1h13’48” = s/t44 55 Doherty,Michael 3 North Pole 1h13’48” = s/t45 9 Raymond,Keith 3 BottecchiaRC 1h13’48” = s/t46 104 Flanagan,Michael 2 Western Lakes 1h13’48” = s/t47 44 McGarrigle,Dylan YJ Four Masters B 1h13’48” = s/t48 78 McCartney,Declan 3 Roe Valley 1h13’48” = s/t49 115 Quigley,Nigel V BannWhlsCC 1h13’48” = s/t50 103 Bartels,Constantin 3 Western Lakes 1h13’48” = s/t51 71 Donald,Alex 2 Phoenix A 1h13’48” = s/t52 8 Mullane,Stephen 3 BottecchiaRC 1h13’48” = s/t53 39 McClure,Mark 3 Four Masters A 1h13’48” = s/t54 50 Farrell,Rory 3 Newry Wheelers 1h13’48” = s/t55 19 Reid,Declan YJ Cycling Ulster 1h13’48” = s/t56 123 Hedley,Andrew Y2 East Antrim Audi 1h13’48” = s/t57 14 Walsh,Stephen 3 Carn Wheelers 1h13’48” = s/t58 43 McBrearty,Eamon YJ Four Masters B 1h13’48” = s/t59 146 Fettiplace,James 3 Phoenix B 1h13’48” = s/t60 84 Coyle,Paul 3 Strabane Lifford 1h13’48” = s/t61 94 Kock,Marcel 2 Belgian/PDavidMc 1h13’48” = s/t62 12 Scullion,Michael 3 Carn Wheelers 1h13’48” = s/t63 101 Scully,Gary 2 Visit Nenagh.ie 1h13’48” = s/t64 2 Carroll,Michael V Ballymena CC 1h13’48” = s/t65 24 McKendry,Jerome 3 Duffin Transport 1h13’48” = s/t66 107 O’Malley,Sean 3 Western Lakes 1h13’48” = s/t67 16 Hanna,Conor 2 Cycling Ulster 1h13’48” = s/t68 79 Willis,Myles 3 Roe Valley 1h13’48” = s/t69 11 Kelly,Patrick 3 Carn Wheelers 1h13’48” = s/t70 47 Kerr,Raymond 3 Lakeland A 1h13’48” = s/t71 22 McCaffrey,Ted 3 Donegal Bay CC 1h13’48” = s/t72 117 Cunningham,Derek 2 Bray Whls 1h13’48” = s/t73 4 Taggart,Simon 3 Ballymena CC 1h13’48” = s/t74 41 Russell,Mickey V Four Masters A 1h13’48” = s/t75 106 Hughes,Padraic 3 Western Lakes 1h13’48” = s/t76 100 Scully,Shane 2 Visit Nenagh.ie 1h13’48” = s/t77 61 McCarthy,David YJ NRPT Standard Li 1h13’48” = s/t78 74 Millar,Mike 3 Phoenix A 1h13’48” = s/t79 51 McKinley,Drew 2 Newry Wheelers 1h13’48” = s/t80 49 McGrory,Kieran V Lakeland A 1h13’48” = s/t81 83 Tobin,Colm 3 St Tiernan’s 1h13’48” = s/t82 142 Carroll,David V Usher IRC 1h13’48” = s/t83 64 Power,Eugene V OmaghWhls 1h13’48” = s/t84 63 McCarter,Darragh 3 OmaghWhls 1h13’48” = s/t85 139 Stewart,Rodney V Team Vision Raci 1h13’48” = s/t86 131 Ennis,John 3 Lucan CRC 1h13’48” = s/t87 17 Gilmore,Curtis YJ Cycling Ulster 1h13’48” = s/t88 149 Horne,Ciara l Lakeland B 1h14’15” @47″89 38 Doherty,Dinny 3 Four Masters A 1h17’19” @03’51”90 87 Hutchinson,Chris 3 Team Madigan 1h21’20” @07’52”91 134 Boyce,Noel V North Down 1h21’20” = s/t92 132 Gallagher,Hugh 3 St Tiernan’s 1h21’20” = s/t93 32 Keogh,Paul 2 EireOg 1h21’20” = s/t94 112 Greer,Robert YJ Apollo CC 1h21’20” = s/t95 145 Dillon,Colm U Limerick CC 1h21’20” = s/t96 122 Long,Neil 2 Dublin Whls 1h21’20” = s/t97 95 Laverty,Stuart YJ Belgian/PDavidMc 1h21’20” = s/t98 91 McGrane,Damien V Team Madigan 1h21’20” = s/t99 28 McMorrow,Brian 3 EireOg 1h21’20” = s/t100 23 Crawford,Craig YJ Duffin Transport 1h21’20” = s/t101 30 Somers,Michael 3 EireOg 1h21’20” = s/t102 1 Brennan,Matthew U Ballymena CC 1h21’28” @08’00”103 3 Grant,Clifford V Ballymena CC 1h22’26” @08’58”104 135 Monaghan,Greg V 7Springs 1h22’26” = s/t105 37 McKinley,Matthew 3 Errigal CC 1h22’26” = s/t106 42 Doherty,PT V Four Masters B 1h22’26” = s/t107 80 Gallagher,Richard 3 St Tiernan’s 1h22’26” = s/t108 5 Taylor,Karl 3 Ballymena CC 1h22’26” = s/t109 54 Connor,Myles 3 North Pole 1h22’26” = s/t110 48 Boylan,Kenny V Lakeland A 1h22’26” = s/t111 70 Boyle,Ed V Phoenix A 1h22’26” = s/t112 45 Johnston,Keith 3 Lakeland A 1h22’26” = s/t113 58 Noone,Aidan YJ North Pole 1h22’26” = s/t114 90 Porter,Colin 3 Team Madigan 1h22’26” = s/t115 26 Patton,Ryan 2 Duffin Transport 1h22’26” = s/t116 27 McGuigan,Philip V Duffin Transport 1h22’26” = s/t117 121 Crowe,Damien 3 Dublin Whls 1h22’26” = s/t118 133 Steele,Alastair V U/A 1h22’26” = s/t119 141 Sterart,Stephen 3 U/A 1h22’26” = s/t120 111 Dillon,Shane 3 ACT 1h22’47” @09’19”121 66 McEnhill,Niall 3 OmaghWhls 1h29’08” @15’40”122 128 McCann,Sean 3 Island Whls 1h32’35” @19’07”123 81 Mescal,Michael 3 St Tiernan’s 1h32’37” @19’09”124 140 Moran,Tonya l Black Rose Racin 1h32’37” = s/t125 98 Doherty,Cathal U UCD 1h32’37” = s/t126 56 Eccles,Kieran 3 North Pole 1h32’37” = s/t127 85 Lyttle,Alan 3 Strabane Lifford 1h32’37” = s/t128 86 Connolly,John Paul 3 Strabane Lifford 1h33’01” @19’33”————————————————————————Lady Overall————————————————————————PL No. Name TM Time1 149 Horne,C LB = 1h14’15”2 140 Moran,T BRR @ 18’22”————————————————————————Mountains Competition————————————————————————PL No. Name TM Pts1 18 McCauley,C ULS 32 144 Stanley,A DCU 33 89 Harkins,S MAD 24 97 Parker,B UCD 25 118 Hinch,P BRO 16 62 Taggart,M STA 1————————————————————————U/23 Overall————————————————————————PL No. Name TM Time1 99 McKenna,S UCD = 1h13’30”2 119 Collins,N CAD @ 18″3 93 Heaney,M B/P @ 18″4 144 Stanley,A DCU @ 18″5 145 Dillon,C LIM @ 07’50”————————————————————————Junior Overall————————————————————————PL No. Name TM Time1 59 Bruton,D STA = 1h13’28”2 15 Downey,M ULS @3 18 McCauley,C ULS @ 02″4 105 Henegan,K WL @ 20″5 62 Taggart,M STA @ 20″————————————————————————ARDARA SETS THE SCENE AS HUNDREDS OF CYCLISTS ARRIVE FOR RAS DHUN NA nGALL was last modified: June 1st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new 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COMMUNITY ALERT: HOME HEATING THIEVES STRIKE AGAIN

first_imgCOMMUNITY ALERT: Oil thieves are operating in the Inishowen area this week.Following robberies in several areas earlier this week the latest home to be robbed was in Newtowncunningham.Homeowners should be aware that Gardai believe the home heating oil thieves are well-organised. Homeowners should report any suspicious activity to Gardai immediately.In particular watch out for lorries or tankers calling to your home pretending to be lost or looking for another home in your area; they may be casing your home for a robbery. COMMUNITY ALERT: HOME HEATING THIEVES STRIKE AGAIN was last modified: November 27th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:COMMUNITY ALERT: HOME HEATING THIEVES STRIKE AGAINlast_img read more

LACMA’s Tut exhibit to wrap up later

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “This shows there is a value in art and culture in addition to what it does for the individual,” Villaraigosa said at a news conference at LACMA West, where crowds of tourists and students waited in line. Villaraigosa said the exhibit’s success brought home to him the importance of such events and he is looking to increase the $13 million budget of the city Cultural Affairs Department – either through direct funding or fundraising. “I tell you it is a shame for us not to spend more,” Villaraigosa said. “When cities such as New York, Chicago and San Francisco spend more than this city, the entertainment capital of the world, it is just wrong.” LACMA President Melody Kanschat said the Tut exhibit is the second-most popular in the museum’s history – exceeded only by the 1978 exhibit of King Tut. “It has brought a whole new audience to the museum and helped us immensely,” Kanschat said, estimating that 52 percent of those who came to the exhibit were visiting the museum for the first time. In a city where fame is fleeting, the boy king endures. The exhibit of King Tut – which has drawn worldwide attention and helped revive the Los Angeles County Museum of Art – will remain for five extra days, officials announced Thursday. Instead of departing Nov. 15 for its next stop in Florida, organizers said, it will remain until Nov. 20 to allow an extra 100,000 people to view the artifacts. So far, more than 800,000 people have gone through the exhibit, contributing more than $200 million to the local economy, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said. Rick Orlov, (213) 978-0390 rick.orlov@dailynews.com 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

Storm slams into Rockies

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake At the nearby Happy Cooker, server Stephanie Mellon said the restaurant was packed. “Everybody had the same story. They were going skiing, the roads were terrible, people were sliding all around,” she said. Snow and blowing snow advisories were issued for much of the northern and central mountains, with up to 12 inches expected at higher elevations and gusts as high as 40 mph. South of Denver, a wind gust of 75 mph was reported. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DENVER – A winter storm with snow and wind gusts up to 75 mph blew across the Colorado Rockies on Thursday, knocking down trees, causing vehicle crashes and shutting down roads, including heavily traveled Interstate 70 west of Denver. Drivers slowed to a crawl on icy, snow-packed roads in the mountains an hour outside Denver. Some vehicles slid off the highway, said Eric Escudero of the Colorado Department of Transportation. Passes were closed at various times because of weather and crashes. Linda Rohlinger said she left Boulder for Vail on Thursday morning but traveled only 60 miles in three hours. She and her husband stopped in Georgetown, about 35 miles west of Denver, for lunch after inching through 5 mph traffic for miles. At the Eisenhower Tunnel, where I-70 dives under the Continental Divide, traffic was stopped each hour to let vehicles carrying hazardous materials pass through. last_img read more