When asked by The Gleaner, if the Red Hills Road-based school could be stronger than arch-rivals Kingston College and others, Clarke was sure they will pose a big threat. “Yes. The fact that we have a more all-round team, makes us definitely stronger in most areas,” he explained. When pressed, who would win Champs Clarke said he is not a fan of predictions. “Well, that would be a crystal ball to be correct. Everybody who lines up has a chance,” he reasoned. Last year, Calabar amassed 287.5 points and had behind them their fierce rivals Kingston College on 250 with Jamaica College third with 227.5 points. Despite Calabar’s nearly 40-point margin of victory, Clarke is not expecting an easy victory this week. “KC has a very good team, we will see at the end of the meet, no predictions from me, my crystal ball broke years ago,” he joked. Clarke stressed that his charges will be aiming to defend their title. “There are no comfort areas, all our areas are going to be competitive, and we will rise to the challenge and seek to get the best out of our guys,” he added. HIGH HOPES Though every year finds him leading a slightly different team, head coach Michael Clarke is expecting five-time consecutive champions Calabar High to go out and defend their ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships (Champs) title. According to the many-times winning coach, his team is more balanced and stronger this year, and Clarke is strategising for them to be recognised champions yet again. Calabar will be looking for a sixth-consecutive title at the March 28 to April 1 championships. “Yes, we will be hoping to defend successfully. “Like every other camp, we are putting the icing on the cake and we are pretty confident about giving of our best performance,” said Clarke. He was of the view that Calabar will have a more all-round team than last year, however.
– 2 in custodyThieves stormed a Subryanville, Georgetown home early Tuesday morning, leaving the family traumatised.This newspaper was told that about 03:30h on Tuesday, four men exited a yellow Toyota Raum and broke in to the Lot 62 Fourth Avenue and Church Road home of 43-year-old cattle farmer Ryad Bacchus and his family.Brazen thieves broke into a Subryanville home on TuesdayBacchus explained that the family was asleep at time the bandits broke through a section of their home, and then made off with a number of valuable household items.According to Bacchus, he awoke about 04:00h for his usual morning prayers and it was then his wife noticed items missing from the home.“At about 4 o’clock we woke up and my wife discovered the television missing; she went downstairs and saw the board from the bottom of the house [ripped] out,” Bacchus noted.He also told this publication that he then made repeated calls to the 911 number, but all proved futile. As such, he proceeded to the Kitty Police Station. “I jumped in the car and went to Kitty Police Station and wake up de Police them,” he related.Meanwhile, late Tuesday afternoon, Guyana Times was informed that the Police have captured two men with a water pump and vacuum belonging to Bacchus.This newspaper was told that the men are being held at the West Ruimveldt Police Station.On Thursday, a Herstelling, East Bank Demerara man was briefly hospitalised after he was beaten by several armed men posing as Police Officers. The bandits made off with jewellery and an undisclosed amount of cash. This follows over 20 robberies in the Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara area over the last week. Police investigations are continuing.
The Japanese contractor building the Somalia Drive road (pictured) is threatened with eviction.Dai Nippon Construction Company (DNC), one of several contractors hired to construct the four-lane Somalia Drive in Gardnersville, could likely be evicted by Civil Law Court ‘A’ because of a pending lawsuit filed by ‘aggrieved’ property owners.The Somalia Drive project, with a price tag of US$500 million, is a bilateral agreement between the Liberian Government and the Government of Japan.The action by the court might have come from the ongoing lawsuit of “summary proceedings” brought against the DNC by KNZ, the company that subleased the property, to recover possession of the corporation.Judge Boima Kontoe, meanwhile, reserved his ruling for Tuesday, December 5. His decision follows arguments presented by lawyers representing the defendant and complainant on whether or not the court should compel DNC to vacate the said property.The property at the center of the eviction was sub-leased by KNZ, but was not part of the road project that required DNC to construct residential facilities for its foreign contractors.KNZ’s lawsuit alleges that in 2014, it sub-leased the piece of land to DNC for a period of three years with an option to review the lease upon its expiration.Cllr. Benedict Sannoh, who represented the company, contended that the parties mutually agreed and understood that upon the expiry of the three-year period, the option is DNC’s to renew and or extend the agreement for an additional three years under the same terms and conditions.The former Justice Minister, who himself was part of the negotiation for the construction workers, argued that during the optional period, the parties agreed that the rent would be US$3,500 per month or US$126,000 for the entire three-year optional period payable in two equal installments, with US$63,000 to be paid on the commencement date of April 1, this year.The second installment, US$63,000, is scheduled to be paid upon the expiration of the first 18 months of the additional period.They also claimed that the sub-lease agreement provides that the sub-lessee shall have the right to extend the contract for an additional period of three years upon the expiration of the agreed term, provided that they give a written notice of their intention to extend the agreement, at least 90 days prior to the expiration of the contract.“DNC abandoned the lease agreement consistent with its terms and conditions that has expired since March 31,” KNZ claimed.According to KNZ, on March 7, they wrote DNC informing them that in view of their failure to exercise the agreement of the sub-lease and ignoring the required 90-day optional period, the property owner asked them to vacate the premises and surrender it to them by March 31, which DNC allegedly refused to accept.“In the communication, they were informed that we have entered into a sub-lease agreement with a third party for the premises to avoid a vacuum; and so, they should turn over the said property,” KNZ lawsuit alleged.In his counterargument, DNC’s lead lawyer, Arthur Johnson, said the sub-lease agreement was entered into on March 6, 2014 for the purpose of constructing the road.Though Cllr. Johnson claimed that DNC has legal possessor right over the property by virtue of the agreement, “but after the signing of the lease agreement by the parties, Liberia was greatly affected by the Ebola epidemic, which obstructed all activities; so we were forced to suspend our operations,” the DNC lawyer argued.The company’s foreign staff left the country in September 2014 and subsequently returned in October, 2015, but they were unable to carry out any work on the premises, Johnson said.“While the negotiation between the parties for the sub-lease agreement was ongoing, and during that time, KNZ failed to state or make full disclosure about the leased property prior to signing that the ownership was in dispute before the Civil Law Court,” Johnson alleged.“If we had known that the lease was in dispute between KNZ and a third party, we would have never signed the sub-lease and erected any permanent structure worth US$300,000,” Johnson argued.“We have also paid an advance more than three years’ rent at the annual rate of US$63,000, (but) KNZ is seeking to evict the occupants,” Johnson said, before asking the court not to evict the company, because they were in compliance with the agreement.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
See full statement below:The Association of Concerned Guyanese-USA (ACG-USA) stands with the PPP and calls upon Mr David Granger to pronounce on a date for elections now, without any further delays.The ACG-USA reminds Mr Granger that his time is up. He and his cohorts are now illegally occupying the offices of the government, since the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is ready but he continues to disregard the Constitution and continues to refuse to set a date for the elections. It is not a choice; it is required by the Constitution of Guyana. Set the date now.The ACG-USA joins with the ABE countries and other democratic forces and demand an immediate announcement on the date for the elections. We condemn the delaying tactics of the illegal regime and call upon other democratic nations and organisations to join with us in the demanding an immediate statement on the date for the elections.The ACG-USA joins with the PPP in engaging in all peaceful means necessary to ensure that the people of Guyana are allowed the opportunity to exercise their constitutional right to elect a government of their choice without any further excuses or delays.
St. Eunan’s GAA club have announced they’ve secured a three-year sponsorship deal with the Orchard Inn, Letterkenny. The Orchard Inn will be the sponsors for the club’s Under 21 team’s for the 2015, 2016 and 2017 seasons.The team are the current Under 21 County Champions and will compete in the Ulster Club Championship Semi-Final this Sunday February 1st at 2pm. With players on the County Under 21 team and the majority of players underage again this year, there is strong hope for continued success for this talented bunch of players.The club would like to sincerely thank Mr. Paddy Crossan and the Orchard Inn for their kind sponsorship of the team.Mr. Crossan is pictured making a presentation to the players and management, together with club Chairman Cathal Greene and Treasurer Niall Doherty ahead of Sunday’s game. GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S ANNOUNCE THREE-YEAR SPONSORSHIP DEAL FOR THEIR U21 SIDE was last modified: January 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAANoticesSportSt Eunans
A family are celebrating after being reunited with their injured dog in West Donegal.The Jack Russell-type dog was found badly injured in Gortahork yesterday.A kind passer-by recovered the dog and brought it to the vet’s office in Ramelton where he was treated. The family were located and are now at the vet’s office in Ramelton where the little dog is being treated.The family have thanked the vet who opened especially to look after the dog. FAMILY REUNITED WITH PET AFTER VET’S KIND GESTURE was last modified: December 24th, 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 window) Tags:DOGMagheroartyRameltonvet
Earlier this week, TV3’s The Pat Kenny Show aired an interview with ‘Phil’, the head of the Leeds based group ‘Predator Exposure’, whose work led to the conviction of former RTÉ Producer Kieran Creaven for attempted grooming of a fictional thirteen-year-old girl.Currently, the Predator Exposure Group are in contact with people in Ireland who they believe to be paedophiles.Pat discussed whether the work of these ‘paedophile hunter’ groups should be encouraged or stamped out here in Ireland as The Gardaí warned that “the manner in which such groups operate and how they interact with their chosen targets” could potentially affect future convictions. Commenting on this, Phil said; “We do this because we’re being let down by the justice system, our government aren’t doing enough, and this is to protect our kids ’cause no one else seems to be trying to do nothing about it.”“All these folks, you know, that we’ve caught, including Kieran Creaven, he’s been watching child pornography of an eight-year-old child, he’s been doing that – if it wouldn’t have been for me and my group, he’d still be out there now watching child pornography.”On the other hand, critics of such groups fear that these groups could potentially hinder Garda investigations. Columnist Ian O’Doherty of the Irish Independent, who wrote an opinion piece outlining his disagreement with what he calls “mob justice”, also appeared on the panel alongside Phil.“Inevitably, these paedophile hunters say that they are only trying to do the right thing. But every mob thinks that it is doing the right thing. “When these vigilantes, who seem to operate on some weird fantasy level and simply do not understand the law, start to hinder prosecutions, then they too should be seen as a problem, not as a solution.”What do you think? Do you agree with the work of paedophile vigilante groups?YesNoUnsureVoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.com
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Dwane Miller, Extension Educator, Agronomy, Penn State UniversityWhile many parts of Pennsylvania have yet to take a cutting of hay in 2018, I was on a farm in Chester County in mid-May where first cutting alfalfa/orchardgrass was made the previous week. As you head to the field this year, it’s important to pay attention to cutting height in your hay crop. One of our goals as farmers is to maximize our yield; however, cutting a hay crop too low can lead to several negative issues.The introduction of the disk-type mowers (discbines) allows for cutting very close to the ground. I’ve seen many fields that have been “scalped” right to ground level. This differs considerably from the older sickle bar mowers (haybines), whose technology required some level of stubble height remain. Stand longevity can be compromised when the crop is cut too low. As a general rule, alfalfa can be cut closer to the ground than our grass hay crops. We need to think about where energy reserves are stored in the crop. For alfalfa, carbohydrates are stored below ground in the taproot. Our grass hay crops store their energy above ground in the stem base or tillers. Frequent mowing at a close height will continue to deplete these energy reserves, resulting in stand longevity issues.The second consequence for mowing too close to the ground is increased ash content of the forage. All forage has a natural ash content of approximately 6%. However, mowing too closely with disk mowers can add soil to the crop, and increase the ash content by as much as 10% to 12% (18% ash content in total analysis). If we all had table-top smooth fields, it would also be much easier to make a closer cut across all fields. However, things such as groundhog holes and the unevenness of fields can add to increased ash content of our harvested forage.So, the million dollar question is how low can you go? The best answer is…it depends! The first question I always ask is: is it a solid stand or a mixed stand? If you have grasses involved, you must keep cutting height higher than a pure stand of legume, if you want to keep the grass in the stand. Keep in mind these are minimum recommendations; it’s okay to mow higher than the numbers below. Here are my minimum cutting height recommendations:Alfalfa or clover2 inches minimum. Some literature shows a cutting height of 1 inch will not reduce stand longevity, but remember the increased ash content issue. Also, keep in mind that frequent cutting at early maturity will continue to deplete carbohydrate reserves. One cutting of alfalfa should be allowed to reach the bloom stage each year.Cool season grasses (Orchardgrass, Timothy)4 inches during the establishment year3 inches minimum during production years. This is where we see most of our stand longevity issues. Frequent cutting of cool season grasses at a low height will continue to deplete energy reserves.Mixed standsYou must manage for the predominant species. Do you have a grass stand with some alfalfa, or an alfalfa stand with some grass?Alfalfa with some grass: 2.5-inch minimumGrass with some alfalfa: 3-inch minimum (if you want to keep the grass stand!)
Though Guy Kawasaki basically invented Apple evangelism, now he’s an Android devotee. At last week’s ReadWrite Mix event, Kawasaki explains his technology choices to ReadWrite editor-in-chief Dan Lyons. eliot weisberg What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Android#iOS#ReadWrite Mix#video
The Tripura government has commenced the land acquisition process for the construction of India-Bangladesh Friendship Bridge over river Feni that demarcates boundaries between the two countries in south Tripura. The process for acquiring land for a four-lane approach road and a connecting road on Indian side in southern Tripura has also begun. Government of India is bearing theentire burden of expenditure towards the construction of the 150-metre bridge which will connect Sabroom of India and Ramgarh in Bangladesh. Rehabilitation package is ready to compensate people who would be dislodged for construction purposes, an official of state PWD told The Hindu on Saturday.“Land is required for the bridge, approach road and connecting road. Acquisition work started yesterday”, the official added.Port of callThe bridge would facilitate implementation of a protocol India earlier signed with Bangladesh to use Chittagong sea port as a ‘port of call’. The port is 72 kilometre away from Sabroom.India is also expanding rail network up to Sabroom to handle cargo consignments that would arrivefrom Chittagong port. Ultimate connectivity plan is to benefit Tripura and other landlocked northeastern States with international and domestic shipments using the sea port.