17 Jan

Police hunt Guyhoc man for mechanic’s murder

first_imgIetectives are hunting a Guyhoc, Greater Georgetown man in connection with the murder of Orrette West, 29, of Tucville Terrace, East La Penitence, who was stabbed to death at Plaisance, East Coast Demerara on FridayOrrette Westmorning.Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum told Guyana Times that the Police received information about the suspect and were currently pursuing him. He also confirmed that the stabbing might have stemmed from a December 2015 incident involving the two men. The Police in a release stated that the father of one was stabbed during an argument with another man over an old grievance.However, persons who witnessed the stabbing told this publication that the now dead man was dancing with a woman when the suspect walked towards him, hugged him and inflicted the fatal wound.The man was reportedly stabbed to the chest after which he collapsed and died almost immediately. He was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Relatives of the dead man have confirmed that he died as a result of a single stab wound to his chest. The post-mortem on his body was performed on Monday by Dr Nehaul Singh. The relatives are calling on the Police to arrest the suspect who is known to the family.On the day of the stabbing incident, the dead man’s mother told this newspaper, her son did not have any issue with anyone, and she refuted the claims that he was involved in a fight with the suspect in late part December.The man leaves to mourn his four-year-old daughter, parents and other relatives. The Police are continuing their hunt for the suspect, who is suspected to have absconded.last_img read more

11 Jan

Feedback pours in about troubling bus experiences

first_imgMy head is still spinning from the phone calls, letters and e-mails from readers bristling about troubles with the MTA bus system. You related tales of rudeness, inconsiderate Los Angeles motorists and the stress of traveling some of the nation’s most congested streets. And those were just the comments from bus drivers. After reading my last column about Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus drivers who deliberately start routes late, rush past their stops to gain extra time and sleep during their breaks, one bus driver left four voice mails offering his take. He said the MTA does not give drivers enough time to make it through their routes, and when traffic clogs or cars crash along the way there’s even less time for them to catch their breath and recover from the stress. So some drivers create their own breaks. “Sometimes we do things we shouldn’t do because we’re trying to make it work for us,” he said. Another called with tales of passengers spitting, punching and making faces at drivers. If he defended himself, he’s sure that would be the end of his job. No one ever said driving a bus was easy, especially in Los Angeles where people can get a little nuts when anything interferes with their commutes. Riding the bus isn’t always a breeze either and many called and wrote about their own public transportation war stories. With disabling leg problems, 58-year-old Larry Moore of Glendale relies on his walker to get around. The MTA reserves seats in front of the bus for seniors and handicapped riders such as Moore. But more often than not, Moore said, able-bodied passengers grab those seats, leaving him to hobble down the narrow aisle in search of another seat. “Some of the bus drivers will tell people to get out of those seats. Sometimes the riders will laugh at you,” Moore said. “If they don’t move, the drivers say there’s nothing they can do about it.” What on earth is the matter with these people? Commuting in Los Angeles is tough enough. In fact, Los Angeles residents spent about 623,796,000 hours stuck in traffic in 2003, costing about $10.7 billion in gas and lost time, according to the Texas Transportation Institute. Moore said getting around can create such frustrations that sometimes it’s not worth even leaving the house. Even with all completely functional limbs, I don’t want to leave my place on some days and deal with the commute. Although there are times when the sun is shining and the Beatles are playing on the radio that there’s no finer place to be cruising around than in Southern California. But driving behind cell-phone talkers who hold up lanes of traffic while lost in the never-never land of their conversations drives me completely berserk. At those moments I visualize sticking a filthy plunger to their car windows and flinging them off the roads. All with one hand. Harsh? I can’t help myself. Like I said, this is Los Angeles and we generally don’t like anything that messes with the ride. So what drives you crazy about your commute? Whether it’s by bus, bike, train or car, there’s bound to be a thing or two that sends you over the edge. Tell us what should be done about it. Send your thoughts to our new transportation blog at: www.insidesocal.com/theride sue.doyle@dailynews.com (818) 713-3746160Want 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

6 Jan

Timbe handed three game ban, fined Sh1mn

first_img“I am disappointed with the verdict. As a player, I have always endeavored to adhere to the laws of the game, both off and on the pitch and it pains me to be denied the chance to represent my country, especially at this crucial period when we are trying to qualify for the 2019 AFCON,” Timbe said in a statement disseminated by the Football Kenya Federation (FKF).“That notwithstanding is that however much I don’t agree with the verdict, I respect the decision by CAF and won’t be appealing against it,” he added.FKF have confirmed they have received a communiqué from CAF over the same.Timbe will now miss September’s game against Ghana in Nairobi and both home and away fixtures against Ethiopia.The winger only returned to competitive action last month after a long injury spell and he played 45 minutes of Stars’ 3-2 loss to Central African Republic in Morocco.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars winger Ayub Timbe i action against Zambia’s Chipolopolo in an African Cup of Nations Qualifier in 2016. PHOTO/CourtesyNAIROBI, Kenya, May 9- Harambee Stars has been dealt a major blow ahead of the next three 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers after Chinese based winger Ayub Timbe was slapped with a three match ban by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).Timbe has also been fined Sh1mn (10,000USD) by CAF following an incident in the first qualification match against Sierra Leone last June, having been accused by the referee of using offensive language towards him.last_img read more

30 Dec

Luke Shaw latest: Man United defender to stay in Holland hospital after surgery

first_img Luke Shaw 1 Manchester United have confirmed Luke Shaw had surgery on his broken leg on Tuesday night.The defender went under the knife in an Eindhoven hospital after suffering a horrific double fracture of his right leg in United’s 2-1 Champions League defeat to PSV at the Philips Stadion.He will remain in Holland for the early stages of his recovery before returning to Manchester to continue his rehabilitation and is expected to be out of action for at least six months.United’s statement read: “Luke Shaw underwent surgery on his injury on Tuesday night and will remain in hospital in Eindhoven to continue his early recovery.“Manchester United are grateful for the excellent care he is receiving and would like to thank everyone who has sent messages of support.“A further update will be provided in due course.”United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward visited Shaw at the St Anna Ziekenhuis hospital on the outskirts of Eindhoven on Wednesday morning ahead of the squad’s flight home.Hector Moreno, who made the challenge on Shaw, has issued an apology to the United full-back.last_img read more

30 Dec

Newcastle MD pens open letter to club’s fans calling for unity after desperate start to the season

first_img Steve McClaren 1 Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley has penned an open letter to the club’s fans calling for unity after their dire start to the season.The Magpies are winless from their first six Premier League games and were dumped out of the Capital One Cup in midweek by an understrength Sheffield Wednesday outfit.As a result, pressure has increased on Toon manager Steve McClaren, who was only appointed in the summer, but Charnley has issued a rallying cry demanding ‘collective responsibility’ as they look to end the malaise.The open letter read:“We made a pledge to communicate more effectively with you and when we did so, we were aware this must be the case through thick and thin, in the bad times as well as the good.“There is no hiding from the fact that this has been a very disappointing start to our Premier League campaign, and a painful early exit from a cup competition that we were determined to give everything in this year. We apologise to you for this.“After six league games the truth is we have not achieved the points that any of us had hoped and expected we would do.“None of us can, or will, shirk the responsibility for this situation. Now is the time for collective action, and for us to find solutions to the problems rather than allow ourselves to be consumed by them.“It is important to state that we bear collective responsibility for our position in the table. Identifying the problems in order to find the solutions is crucial, but we are not in the business of apportioning blame. We are a team, from the boardroom to the boot room, and we will respond like one.“So we have sat down as a collective – myself with Steve and his coaching team, and Steve with his players – to discuss the concerns and to look for the solutions together.“Whilst we are all unhappy, we must not panic or make rash decisions. We should not forget we are still relatively early into the season with lots of games to go and points to play for. Whilst you may be tired of hearing this, I believe, as we have said from the start, all of this rebuilding and reshaping isn’t something that can happen overnight; it will take time to see the benefit of the changes we made during the summer.“We recognise that you will be frustrated and of course, as people who invest heavily – financially and emotionally – in this club, you have the right to express your dissatisfaction at the results, as you have done on recent matchdays. We deserved that criticism and reaction. But you can also play a huge part in helping the players to fight their way out of our current predicament.“We regularly talk about the importance of confidence and the momentum that a single victory can bear in turning around the fortunes of a team. To turn things around our players need to be brave – brave on the ball, demand the ball, and attack with courage and conviction, without fear. I hope those of you attending on Saturday, and at future games, home or away, will really get behind the team and help give them the confidence to play and express themselves the way we know they can.“We don’t have the time nor the inclination to feel sorry for ourselves. That would not serve us well. We are all in this together and we will get out of it together as a team. We view you, our supporters, as an important part of that team. Now is the time to show determination, resilience and fight and together, over the coming weeks, change the course of this season for the better.”last_img read more

28 Dec

DONEGAL GROUP WINS PAN CELTIC SONG CONTEST

first_imgFoireann Brí: Bridgin Carr, Jason Friel, Trudy O’Donnell, Karen McBrearty, Celine Bradley, Catriona McIntyre, Photo: Clive WassonA Donegal music group has scooped first prize in the Pan Celtic Song Contest in Carlow.Foireann Bri, led by well-known songwriter Brighdin Carr,were a hugely popular choice with their song ‘Arainn Mhor.’The song was delivered by singer Jason Friel supported by a host of well-known local musicians. The group picked up a cheque for €1,000 as well as a superb trophy.The gang arrived back in Donegal last night where they received a huge welcome home at the Mount Errigal Hotel.Congrats to all those who have put Donegal on the musical map once again.DONEGAL GROUP WINS PAN CELTIC SONG CONTEST was last modified: March 8th, 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) Tags:BRIDGHIN CARRdonegalPAN CELTIC SONG FESTIVALlast_img read more

27 Dec

GAA: SEAN MacCUMHAILL’S GAA CLUB NEWS – U-14s IN GOOD WIN OVER GAOTH DOBHAIR

first_imgRESULTSUnder 14 Football. Our U14 boys had brilliant win over Gweedore on Monday in Mac Cumhaill Park. Leading from the start they were soon out of sight of Gweedore. Well done to the lads and coaches. All the hard work training is beginning to pay off. Next match is against St Michaels next Monday evening.Our Seniors had a lacklustre start to the league at the weekend.Defeats to Naomh Muire and Glenswilly means the lads will have to regroup before their next match. They are away to Cloughaneely on April 14th. DONEGAL V DUBLINAll stewards are to be at Mac Cumhaill Park for 12.00pm. TRAININGTraining for all adult players continues Tue and Thurs at 7.45pm sharp. Training on Sat morning TBCU6 Boys and Girls. Astro pitch. Wed 5.30pm.U8 Boys and Girls. Astro pitch. Wed 6.30pm.U10. Boys and Girls. Training pitch. Wed 6.30pm.U12 Girls Football. Training pitch Wed 6.30pm.U14 Football. Tue and Fri 7-8 both nights. U14 Girls Football. Thur 6.00pm.Minor Hurlers Wed 7.30pm.QUIZThere is a quiz in the club on April 12th. Please come along and support. IRISH DANCING CLASSESIrish dance classes every wed in Gaa centre 6 to 7 pm and 7 to 8 pm also Saturdays 4 to 5 pm and 5 to 6 pm qualified tutor reg with coimision le rinci gaelacha.Adult keep fit non competitive Irish Dance Lessons will begin shortly. For further information contact Lorraine on 087 12613493G ASTRO TURF PITCHState of the art 3G Astro pitch is available. Please contact Terry O Reilly(0866095347) for times etcMAC CUMHAILLS LOTTOThere were no winners of the lotto this week.Numbers drawn were 9,23,25 and 27There was one match 3 winner.Stephen O Reilly receives €150€2 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €100€5 weekly or a yearly subscription for the Club Lotto is €240.Contact any club committee member for detailsSellers this week are the footballers.The jackpot will be €4,200 next weekIF YOU’RE NOT IN, YOU CAN’T WIN!!!!!!!FOR SALEWe have club bags for sale. €15. Ideal for school bags. We also stock Mac Cumhaills shorts, socks, hurls and water bottles. Contact Alan Martin 0861723899SIGNS.Anyone wishing to take a sign in a prime location on a gable wall, please contact Alan Or Peter.MAC CUMHAILL’S BINGOMac Cumhaill’s Weekly Bingo is in the Villa Rose Hotel this week at 8.30pm. Everyone Welcome.We would also like to thank Alice Bonner for her continued support. Alice has kindly sponsored a hamper every week at the bingo.CLUBHOUSE BARThe Clubhouse bar is now taking bookings for parties: Contact Simon at 085 1503092 for more informationGAA: SEAN MacCUMHAILL’S GAA CLUB NEWS – U-14s IN GOOD WIN OVER GAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: April 2nd, 2013 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:GAA: SEAN MacCUMHAILL’S GAA CLUB NEWS – U-14s IN GOOD WIN OVER GAOTH DOBHAIRlast_img read more

22 Dec

Alex Muhabi to offciate KCCA, Kirinya tie as FUFA releases referees’ lists for Tuesday’s UPL games

first_imgMuhabi will be the center referee in KCCA’s home tie with Kirinya JSS (file photo)MENGO – FUFA has released the referees list for Tuesday’s StarTimes Uganda Premier League matches.Senior referee Alex Muhabi has been handed the task of officiating the game between KCCA FC and Kirinya JSS at Lugogo. Muhabi will be assisted by Mark Ssonko and Ronald Katenya.At Wankulukuku, the game between Express and URA will see William Oloya take center stage with Musa Balikoowa and Lydia Wanyana helping him out.Joseph Ochoma has been handed the responsibility of overseeing the Bul FC game with Tooro United at Njeru Technical Center.The final day’s game between Maroons and Vipers will be officiated by Mashood Ssali. Sam kakembo and Richard Mugerwa will act as his assistants.StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueMatch Day 2 Referees; Tuesday 2nd October 2018KCCA FC vs K-Jinja SS –StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo 4pm (Live on Sanyuka TV)Referee: Muhabi AlexAssistant Referee 1: Ssonko MarkAssistant Referee 2: Katenya Ronald4th Official: Nsubuga Brian MiiroMatch Assessor: Katabira David DaviesExpress vs URA-Mutessa II Stadium, Wankulukuku 4.30pmReferee: William OloyaAssistant Referee 1: Musa BalikoowaAssistant Referee 2: Nantabo Lydia Wanyama4th Official: Ssemambo AisaMatch Assessor: Mawanda MuhammedBUL vs Tooro- FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru 4.30pmReferee: Ochom JosephAssistant Referee 1: Nagadya Catherine CynthiaAssistant Referee 2: Mutonyi Jane4th Official: Ichilla SamuelMatch Assessor: Kebba HarunahMaroons FC vs Vipers SC-Luzira Prisons Grounds 4.30pmReferee: Ssali MashoodAssistant Referee 1: Kakembo SamAssistant Referee 2: Mugerwa Richard4th Official: Turyamureeba PaulMatch Assessor: Kamulegeya YusufComments Tags: Referee appointmentsStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguelast_img read more

18 Dec

SA struggle veteran to address UN

first_img17 July 2013 Apartheid struggle veteran Andrew Mlangeni, who was sentenced to life imprisonment along with Nelson Mandela and six others on 12 June 1964, will address a special United Nations session to mark Nelson Mandela International Day on Thursday. Mlangeni will speak alongside UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN General Assembly president Vuk Jeremic, former US president Bill Clinton and legendary musician Henry Belafonte at a special UN General Assembly session in New York. “Mandela is the only global citizen that has had the honour of his birthday being marked by the UN General Assembly,” Department of International Relations and Cooperation spokesperson Clayson Monyela said at the official Mandela Day launch last month. On Tuesday, Monyela noted that this year’s Mandela Day celebration was of particular significance in the context of the count-down to South Africa’s 20th Anniversary of liberation in 2014. He added: “The best way to celebrate Madiba’s life is to observe the ideals his life encapsulates: freedom, democracy and dignity for all. Madiba’s leadership transcended all human boundaries, whether based on race, clan, ethnicity or religion.” Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

16 Dec

Staying Cool with a Metal Roof

first_imgDavid Martin is intrigued with the idea of replacing his existing roof with a standing-seam metal roof. It should last longer than the alternatives, he says, and it would be compatible with photovoltaic panels should he decide to add them in the future.So what’s the issue?David Martin is troubled by some of the advertising claims he’s seen about metal roofing, specifically a statement from the Metal Roofing Alliance that a “cool metal roof can save 25% in energy costs compared to a dark grey asphalt shingle.”“I’ve searched around the Internet and found a lot of the industry’s advertising,” David Martin writes in a post at GBA’s Q&A forum, “but I’m a bit skeptical, especially after reading what [GBA senior editor Martin] Holladay says about the dubious claims made by manufacturers of bubble foils, radiant barriers, and open-cell spray foam.” RELATED ARTICLES Rating the cool factorDavid Meiland also likes metal roofing — for its durability, recyclability, and ease of removal if the need arises. But he suspects that light-colored asphalt roofing would perform similarly, with or without ventilation. “Comparing a ‘cool metal roof’ and ‘dark gray asphalt shingle’ is apples to oranges,” he writes.Kevin O’Meara says the difference in energy performance is due to more than just the color of the roofing. “The paint that the metal companies apply to the metal has added chemicals that are designed to reflect infrared wavelengths,” he writes. “Most metal companies will list these ratings under each color. There exists a ‘cool roof’ tax credit and a website for approved metal roofs.”Indeed there is, as Meiland discovers. A products directory maintained by the Cool Roof Rating Council lists solar reflectivity and thermal emissivity values for hundreds of brands of roofing.Meiland finds that many shingle/shake products are not as reflective as the most reflective metals, although there’s a wide variation in metal colors as well.“You need to look at the published specs of the roofing material and that will tell you how ‘cool’ it is,” adds Bob Coleman. “In some areas it may not be the best if you want some of the sun’s heat…Also, venting the roof underneath changes things. There is no magic bullet. It’s all part of a system that should be geared toward your solutions.”And as to the claim of a 25% energy savings?“Ridiculous,” says Holladay. “That would only be true in a very poorly designed house (one that doesn’t meet code and is therefore illegal). Assuming that the home is equipped with a properly installed layer of deep insulation, roof color doesn’t matter much – unless the ducts are installed in the attic. But as we all know, ducts belong inside the home’s conditioned space.” Our expert’s opinionHere’s how GBA technical director Peter Yost sees it:All “cool” roof claddings work based on their surface properties: initial reflectance, “aged” reflectance, and emissivity. The difference between the first and the second is how the surface (shiny and smooth out of the factory) degrades to some degree over time (duller and dirtier). In the case of an Energy Star-rated roof product, “aged” means after three years of standardized exposure. Emissivity is important because heat not reflected becomes heat absorbed, and you want high emissivity to re-radiate that absorbed heat.Energy Star includes in its specs that “roof products can help reduce the amount of air conditioning needed in buildings, and can reduce peak cooling demand by 10–15 percent.” Big difference between claims of 25% reduced energy consumption and possible 15% reduced peak cooling demand.EPA Energy Star bases its ratings on initial and aged reflectance but also reports emissivity values. Not surprisingly, the best performers are white metal roofs (ACM Regal White metal roofing with initial reflectance – 0.68; emissivity – 0.86) with some asphalt shingles qualifying, but with much lower reflectance values and similar emissivity (CertainTeed Star White shingles with initial reflectance – 0.29; emissivity – 0.90). You can download a pdf or excel file for all qualified products with their performance properties.NOTE: the paired terms reflectance and reflectivity; emissivity and emittance are often used interchangeably. Though similar, the “-ivity” terms refer to the property of materials in general and the “-ance” suffix refers to the specific value of a specific material.When it comes to venting (dead end air space between cladding and deck) and ventilating (open ended air space between cladding and deck), there is no doubt that they can have an effect on the energy performance of the roof but their main purpose is increased concealed free drainage (venting) and drying potential (ventilating gives both), not increased energy performance. And no doubt ventilating the back side of a roof cladding (air flow) would be more effective thermally than just venting, but I don’t think their effects have ever been measured.I suppose making metal roofing with a low-e surface on the back side could help some, but manufacturers are unlikely to fuss with the backside surface of their metal roofing with the uncertainty of that surface facing an empty space. Highlighting the Benefits of Light-Colored RoofsGBA Encyclopedia: Roofs Roofing and Siding Jobs Are Energy-Retrofit OpportunitiesMartin’s Ten Rules of Roof Design Job-Site Recycling: Asphalt Roofing ShinglesGreen Product Guide: Roofing Productscenter_img Winning an Energy Star ratingRoger Brisson likes metal roofing over asphalt for a variety of reasons, too, but some of his claims may bear more checking. “With all things being equal,” he says, “and standard underlayment, metal roofing performs much better than asphalt in its overall insulating capabilities; this is why the Energy Star label is applied to metal and not to asphalt roofing.”He adds that metal roofing is “incomparably better” for the environment than asphalt shingles.“Asphalt roofing is a [wasteful] disaster,” he says, “and yes, its lifetime is generally much less than what it is rated (at least here in coastal New England). Replacing asphalt roofing is dirty and messy work, which is why cheap, immigrant labor is used for it. And there’s no way asphalt will perform as well as quality Energy Star metal roofing over the course of 50 years (the rated lifespan of most metal roofing). This is why in more technologically advanced countries asphalt roofing is virtually non-existent. It is prevalent in the US for one reason: the upfront costs are cheap, cheap, cheap, which is also what you get.”Holladay is quick to reply, pointing out that asphalt shingles, in fact, can be Energy Star rated, as is the case with Duration Premium Cool Shingles manufactured by Owens Corning.David Martin adds that the EPA’s Energy Star website notes that roofing material itself has nothing to do with whether it can be Energy Star rated, only its measured reflectance.As to Brisson’s comments on immigrant labor, Holladay adds this: “This comment does not deserve to be dignified with an answer, since it implies that immigrant workers are only fit for dirty and messy work. My only comment: I used to work as a roofer, tearing off asphalt shingle roofs and installing new asphalt shingle roofs, and I was born in the U.S. Moreover, I have the highest respect for the work ethic and skills of most immigrant workers in the U.S.” It seems to David Martin that the biggest variable in energy efficiency is whether they roof is vented. “I figure there would be a negligible benefit, if any, on a vented roof,” he says. “On an unvented roof, would the benefit be comparable to a radiant barrier on the underside of the rafters?”His questions about the energy benefits of a metal roof are the subject of this month’s Q&A Spotlight.last_img read more