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first_imgAfter considering the feasibility of operating without payments and being owed for over six months, two major garbage collectors of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) – Puran Brothers Disposal Incorporated and Cevons Waste Management – withdrew their services on Monday as planned.This was confirmed by the Solid Waste Management Director, Walter Narine, who informed that small contractors have already stepped in to provide garbage collection services in the city. However, all of them will alternate until the issue is sorted out.“Purans and Cevons would have pulled their services as of today (Monday). They (small contractors) would have already stepped in. We won’t see all of them out today because they work different days,” said Narine.Guyana Times understands that the owed companies were delaying the withdrawal of their services as they waited for City Hall to offer some of the $160 million owed to them, but since this was not forthcoming they implemented the full withdrawal.Until payment is made in a significant sum, the garbage collectors are contending that their withdrawal stands. For now, garbage collection services will be provided by five small agencies: Granderson, Trash Tech, Tri Star, C&S Services and Garbage Eaters.Puran Brothers Managing Director Khalesh Puran had previously told Guyana Times that he had high hopes of being paid. However, a meeting was facilitated by the Council the following day and no positive resolution surfaced.It was also indicated that the companies were engaged by the Council several times, but there were no discussions on how these payments would be made. The last engagement was on Friday and this prompted the two firms to divulge that they have “no confidence” in the local body.They explained that they withdrew their service over an outstanding debt of $160 million. Shockingly, the companies noted that this debt accumulated from June of this year.According to the companies, they want their June and July arrears paid by November month end; August and September payments by December 31 and the resumption of regular payments as stipulated in their contracts in February. They called on Government to intervene in support of this process to ensure efficient garbage disposal.In a statement dated last week, City Hall explained that “… because of a serious financial shortfall, the Council is unable to honour its obligation to both contractors in a timely manner, a situation which the Council regrets.”last_img read more

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first_img… guilty party will be heavily sanctioned – NortonConsequent to the discovery of the remains of a foetus just outside the Diamond Diagnostic Centre, East Bank Demerara, an investigation has been launched by the Public Health Ministry to ascertain who was responsible for the careless disposal.This is according to Public Health Minister Dr George Norton who revealed that either the doctor or nurses who delivered the baby are suspected to be responsible for the poorly disposed foetus.The foetus which was dragged out of the Hospital Dump and dismembered by a stray dog was discovered on Tuesday, and a photo of the remains went viral on social media.According to Dr Norton, officials are unsure of what transpired between the time the foetus died, and it was found in the compound.“The Chief Medical Officer is saying that he came in the country on Monday and the director of the Hospital called him and asked ‘what do we do with the foetus?’. He said he advised him to contact the Georgetown Public Hospital. The Georgetown CMO said to send the foetus to the hospital and we’ll pay the bill. Between then and when it appeared in the Garbage heap, we don’t know what happened. That baby died since Sunday,” Dr Norton revealed.Norton pointed out that the foetus had not reached the developmental stage to be considered a baby. He explained that according to investigations thus far, the 26-year-old woman who delivered the 23-week-old foetus, which would have been her fifth child, wanted nothing to do with its disposal and left it as the Hospital’s responsibility.He stated that in scenarios like this, the foetus should have been placed in the correct colour-coded disposal bin and transported to the disposal facility, however this procedure was not adhered to: “Somebody, whether it is the doctor or nurse put the baby in the waste bucket, and then somebody who takes the garbage to the dump outside, left it there with the baby. It has to be either the doctor or the nurse, both are denying but we will get that while we are doing the investigation.”He stated that the guilty party would be heavily sanctioned.Guyana Times had reported that a stray dog had brusquely dragged the body of an already dead premature baby out into the compound of the public hospital and dismembered it, making a meal of the dead infant.last_img read more

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first_img Steven Pressley 1 Steven Pressley has been axed as manager of Coventry City.The Scot, who had been in the position since March 2013, only signed a new long-term deal in September.But a poor run of form, which has seen the club drop into the League One relegation zone, has led to his departure.Sky Blues chief executive Steve Waggott said: “This has been a very difficult decision from a personal and professional point of view, and we would like to place on record our thanks to Steven for his efforts over the last two years.“But results over recent weeks and months, and our precarious position in the league table, means that a change of direction at first-team level is needed.“Neil MacFarlane and Dave Hockaday have been placed in temporary charge.”Coventry only won six of their last 28 games under Pressley and are winless in their last seven matches.Pressley’s last game, his 100th at the helm, was Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Sheffield United, a result which saw the club drop into the relegation zone.last_img read more

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first_imgIt was a different era, with less financial inequality, yet remained an utterly remarkable run of success, as Clough’s Forest deposed a formidable Liverpool team as both English and European champions.So which achievement do you think ranks higher? Vote here and leave a comment below. Leicester City’s remarkable Premier League triumph is rightly being feted as one of the most astonishing achievements in sporting history, let alone English football.The Foxes finished 14th in the top flight last season – their first back in the big time after promotion in 2014 – having pulled off one of the greatest relegation escapes to stay up.At the start of this season, merely surviving again was seen as the limit of the club’s ambitions, but in an age when only the mega-rich giants like Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Manchester United are supposed to be title contenders, Leicester have pulled off a minor miracle.It’s the first time Leicester have ever been English champions; not since Nottingham Forest won the title in 1978 has a club claimed the league for the first time.That Forest team have been compared to Leicester in terms of the scale of the Foxes’ achievement in claiming the Premier League.Under the management of Brian Clough, Forest won the First Division in 1978 just a season after being promoted, via finishing third in the Second Division.They went on to win the European Cup in 1979 and 1980, as well as adding League Cup triumphs in 1978 and 1979 for a remarkable haul of five major trophies in three seasons. Leicester will compete in the European Cup for the first time next season 2 2last_img read more

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first_imgDaragh Lyons our Club Professional is holding an Easter Camp at Narin & Portnoo on the 21st and 22nd March which is suitable for 7 to 12 year olds, The Camp will run from 10am to 12pm on both days and the cost is €30 per child, for further information ring 0749545107 or Mob. 0876331370 or email narinportnoo@eircom.netThe Gaeltacht League team has 6 to 3 victory over Dunfanaghy last Sat. at home Membership is now due and should be paid before the 31st March there is lots of ways to pay credit card, by phone, cash, cheque or you can set up a direct debit for further info. ring the clubhouse 0749545107 new members are more than welcomeThe course will be very busy from now on and with Easter next week so its essential that anybody wanting to play book on the B.R.S. to avoid disappointment if your not booked you may have wait a considerable time before you get to play as those on the B.R.S, will get priorityNext Sunday see the start of the Sponsored Competitions so once again we would like to thank all our Sponsors for their continued supportEamonn Mc Guinness and Geoffrey Mc Menamin were the winner of last Sundays Scotch-Foursomes with a score of 46pts Results Wed. 9th March  1st John Malone 33pts, Saturday 12th March 1st Brendan Devenney (19) 38pts b.o.t., Sunday 13th March 1st E Mc Guinness/G Mc Menamin 46pts, 2nd M Campbell/M Cunningham 43pts, 3rd J Mc Ginley/S Mc Kelvey 42ptsFixtures Thur. St.Patricks Day Three-Ball Scramble, Sunday20th Single Stableford sponsored by Macks DrainageNAIRN AND PORTNOO CLUB PROFESSIONAL DARAGH LYONS TO HOST EASTER CAMPS was last modified: March 15th, 2016 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:Daragh LyonsgolfNairn and PortnooSportlast_img read more

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first_imgA breathtaking point from Donegal captain Michael Murphy helped Dublin City University to a 2-10 to 0-6 over UCD last night.The GAA’s equivalent of Messi or Ronaldo left fans open-mouthed when he flicked the ball over Dublin star Rory O’Carroll before connecting with the outside of his right boot for the point in the 35th minute.THe modest big Glenswilly man simply said “It’s one of those things that goes right for you sometimes.” For Murphy perhaps but never for most of us mere mortals!The point added to an earlier 22nd minute goal for the penalty spot for Murphy who many argue is in the form of his career.Just as long as he doesn’t peak before the championship game against Tyrone.‘MESSI’ MURPHY’S WONDER POINT HELPS DCU REACH SIGERSON SEMI-FINAL was last modified: February 15th, 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:Michael MurphySigerson Cuplast_img read more

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first_imgWith injuries mounting, the Warriors have recalled rookie guard Jacob Evans III and two-way forward Marcus Derrickson from the Santa Cruz Warriors, the team announced Saturday morning.Evans, who was sent to the G-League Monday, averaged 6.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and one steal in two G-League appearances this week.Derrickson, who played with the Warriors in the preseason, is averaging 17.0 points on 54 percent from the field in the G-League.The moves were made as the Warriors …last_img read more

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first_imgIn 10 games since returning from his Achilles injury, Cousins has played more than 25 minutes just two times as Kerr and head trainer Rick … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceOAKLAND – In an effort to ease his workload as he returns from a year-long absence, Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins won’t play Wednesday against the Portland Trail Blazers, coach Steve Kerr said Tuesday.Shaun Livingston (rest) also will miss Wednesday’s game.last_img read more

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Andy Rodefer, Preble Co.We have been fairly fortunate to catch a couple of rains. Last week we got a half-inch in one rain and two- or three-tenths in another rain at the end of the week. We had two inches of rain that first week of August and that helped us a bunch.We have some moisture to help carry the beans. It is hard to put a number on the beans but they are not looking too bad right now. They vary in height a lot. In one field they will be taller than your waist and the next they will be at your knees.They are podding up pretty well and they seem to be filling. I think there is still potential to put some more beans in there with some more rain.There is definitely a lot of corn disease out there. It really depends on the hybrid. Visually there is a big difference with what we sprayed early and what we didn’t. The corn we sprayed looks much healthier. As far as soybeans, it depends on the variety but frogeye was really present out there this year. We sprayed fungicide and insecticide on some of the beans. I am seeing some sudden death syndrome showing up in some areas too.I have seen some corn that is really starting to dry from the ground up. I am not sure whether that is maturity or a lack of nitrogen. I think we have some fields that might make 200 and I see some that have really been hurt. I think if you’re putting 150 bushels in the bin you will be doing pretty well this year. Some of the stalks out there are pretty spindly. Stalk size is not as big around as it normally is and that is a concern for harvest.For the rest of this week’s reports, click here.last_img read more

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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest This winter has already offered plenty of challenging conditions for Ohio’s farms with wild temperature swings, plenty of snow and dangerously cold wind chill temperatures — and it’s not over yet.Long hours working in winter weather can set the stage for problems to develop, saidLisa Pfeifer, Ohio State University ag safety and health education coordinator.“Daily work on the farm goes on regardless of what weather blows in. Farmers do not get the luxury of hibernating in a warm office or calling in sick when the weather outside takes a drastic turn for the worse. There are still numerous responsibilities to tend to out in the elements: animals to feed, water supplies to check, hatches to button down, fences to maintain, shelters to clean, lanes to clear, medications to administer. It really is an endless list,” Pfeifer said. “Along with the cold outside, comes the dangers of frostbite and hypothermia. If you can’t avoid the cold because work still has to be done, knowing who is at high risk for frostbite and hypothermia, the most vulnerable body parts, and how to dress to protect yourself can help to keep you safe. Keep in mind that preventive measures are the first line of defense. Prepare your home and vehicle with winter weather emergencies in mind.“Wearing a scarf or mask that covers the face and mouth, a hat, a water-resistant coat, mittens or gloves, multiple layers of clothing, and water-resistant boots will offer you protection. The ears, nose, cheeks, chin, fingers, and toes are the areas of the body most often affected, so make sure you cover those areas.”According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, those with the highest risks in cold winter weather are:Older adults with inadequate food, clothing, or heatingBabies sleeping in cold bedroomsThe homeless, hikers, hunters, or those that remain outdoors for long periodsThose who drink alcohol or use illicit drugs.At the first signs of frostbite or hypothermia, move the person to warm shelter and take their temperature. If a person’s temperature is below 95 degrees get medical attention immediately. Remove any wet clothing and wrap the person in warm blankets, Pfeifer said. The CDC has a list of signs and symptoms that may indicate frostbite including:Redness or pain in any skin areaA white or grayish-yellow skin areaSkin that feels unusually firm or waxyNumbness.Signs and symptoms of hypothermia from the CDC are:ShiveringExhaustionConfusionFumbling handsMemory lossSlurred speechDrowsinessInfants may present with bright red, cold skin and/or very low energy.It does not take long to go from slight symptoms to a full-blown emergency situation in very cold temperatures, said Kent McGuire, safety and health coordinator for Ohio State University in the Department of Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering.“Things can turn pretty quickly, even at temperatures above freezing hypothermia can set in. And with temperatures below freezing, frostbite can set in. It is very important to understand the signs and symptoms of that and if you start to see them take some shelter and warm up. That can happen quickly and that’s is why it is important to know the signs,” McGuire said. “Many times there is the attitude of trying to work through it and tough it out. That is where a real emergency can happen.”As winter farm work drags on and challenging winter conditions persist, it can be easy to dismiss some of the common sense things that can be done to minimize risks of other types of common winter injuries. McGuire suggests the following simple tips to minimize risks of overexertion, muscle strain, slips trips and falls, or heart attack that are more common in challenging winter conditions.• Layered clothing is a necessity, but can be restrictive to range of motion in your body movements.• Keep track of weather forecasts. Watch the local weather and check the National Weather Service. Know when temperatures and conditions could make outside work dangerous.• Plan ahead and wear appropriate clothing for the weather conditions, even a simple task may take longer to complete than planned. Dress warm enough to withstand the lowest forecasted temperature or wind chill temperature. Remove or replace wet or damp clothing as soon as possible, including gloves.• If possible, perform work during the warmest part of the day and take frequent short breaks in a warm dry area to allow the body to rest and warm up.• Keep travel paths free from ice and snow. Be observant to areas such as water troughs or leaking roofs/gutters, where liquids may have splashed and frozen.• When walking on an icy or snow covered areas, take short steps and walk at a slower pace so you can react quickly to a change in traction.• Keep your hands out of your pockets when walking. This can reduce the risk of you falling or completely losing your balance in case you slip while walking on ice or snow.• Be observant to hazards at the perimeter of buildings such as falling ice cycles and sliding snow on metal roofs during thawing conditions.• When shoveling snow or removing ice, stretch your muscles before you begin. Don’t overload the shovel, and take frequent breaks to stretch your back. Bend your knees and let your legs do the lifting. Avoid twisting motions which can lead to muscle sprain / strain injuries.• Use three points of contact when mounting or dismounting equipment (one hand and two feet or two hands and one foot). Be observant to potentially hazardous ground conditions when dismounting equipment.• During the daytime, wear sunglasses to reduce glare and protect your eyes from UV rays being reflected by snowy ground cover.• When transitioning from the bright outdoor environment to indoor areas, stop briefly to allow your vision to catch up with the change in lighting.• Snow removal operations such as plowing, sweeping, and snowblowing can reduce visibility to near zero in the immediate area. Utilize a visual reference point to stay on course and avoid any potential hazards.• Use caution with gas powered equipment. Dangerous carbon monoxide can be generated by gas-powered equipment as well as alternative heating sources. Use these items only in well-ventilated areas.In addition, there is also a greater risk of fires during the winter months, particularly with the use of heat lamps and heated water sources.“When you use heat lamps they are often placed too close to bedding or hay or other combustible materials. Follow the manufacturers directions and keep those lamps a proper distance away from any ignition sources,” McGuire said. “Consider the condition of electrical wiring out in the barn and the load we are putting on that wiring using additional heat sources. We need to make sure the wires are capable of handling that electrical load. If we are using extension cords we want to make sure they are approved from the manufacturer.”For more information about the OSU Ag Safety visit http://www.agsafety.osu.edu or contact Kent McGuire, OSU Agricultural Safety & Health, at mcguire.225@osu.edu or 614-292-0588.last_img read more

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