E Division Commander now Senior Superintendent

first_img– Fernandes is Division’s 1st female ASPE Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Commander Linden Lord is now the Division’s Senior Superintendent of Police, while Telisa Peters-Fernandes became its first female Assistant Superintendent of Police, following recent senior promotions announced by the Guyana Police Force (GPF).The two are amongst eleven additional senior ranks to be promoted in theTelisa Peters-Fernandes and Linden LordDivision, on the heels of the promotion of 32 junior ranks.The other nine ranks promoted to Inspectors include Sherwin Henry and Harry Sutherland, Women Corporals Gullaune and Layne, Corporal Ramsey and Women Special Corporals Barkoye, Welch, Morris and Sears.Lord has headed the Division in the capacity of Superintendent of Police since October of last year, with his first role as Divisional Commander. He has been a member of the GPF since 1985, and was attached mainly as an Investigator of serious crimes in the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and has over 28 years of experience in criminal investigative services.Lord has also worked at several branches and Divisions including Narcotics, Presidential Guard and CID Headquarters. He was also involved in many high profile crimes across the country including the Bartica and Lusignan massacres.last_img read more

Kevin Strootman agrees Man United deal: Red Devils fans react

first_img Strootman to Man United: Red Devils fans react to rumours Dutch star has ‘shaken hands’ on transfer 1 After Dutch journalist Hugo Borst told talkSPORT that Netherlands midfielder Kevin Strootman has ‘shaken hands’ on a move to Old Trafford, Red Devils fans are understandably excited.The Roma star has a strong relationship with manager Louis Van Gaal, who coached Strootman for the Dutch national team, and the 24-year-old was a regular for club and country before his World Cup-ending knee injury in March.With the news that Daley Blind is expected to be out until the new year with knee ligament damage sustained on international duty, United have been left exposed in the middle and fellow midfielders Michael Carrick, Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellani have all been absent at different times already this seaon.Is Strootman the missing piece in the Red Devils’ midfield? See some of the reaction here…United fans, is Strootman the answer in the Red Devils’ midfield? Comment below…last_img read more

Lead in state lunchboxes

first_imgThe announcement came nearly two months after he was notified by the Sacramento County Public Health Department that lead had been detected in the lunch boxes through a swab test. Horton said his department began testing the containers, but decided not to notify the public until the results were in. “It wasn’t until we got more confirmation tests that we decided to take more aggressive action,” he said. The lunch boxes were distributed by T-A Creations of Los Angeles. Its vice president, Andrew Halim, said initial tests of the bag’s lining detected no lead. The bags were then sold to You Name It Promotions of Oakland, which sold them to the state. The containers – bearing the advisory “Eat fruits and vegetables and be active” – were given out at health fairs and other events to mainly low-income parents. SACRAMENTO – Health officials advised parents Thursday to discard Chinese-made canvas lunch bags distributed in a state healthy-eating campaign because they contain potentially dangerous levels of lead. After distributing more than 350,000 of the containers, the Department of Public Health found that three in a batch of 56,000 contained “significant” levels of lead. “It certainly is unfortunate that an item we’re using to promote healthy behavior is discovered to be in itself … a health hazard,” department Director Mark Horton said. “We will be reassessing our policy on the distribution of our promotional products.” Consumer advocates said it’s widely known that vinyl and canvas lunch boxes contain lead, and that an agency charged with protecting children’s health should have been more vigilant. sharmon@cctimes.com (916) 441-2101.160Want 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


first_imgThe Feile Camogie at O’Donnell ParkIT always takes a huge effort to get a team ready to represent their county in a Féile competition.And businesses in Letterkenny have come out to support St Eunan’s Camogie team as they embark on their 2015 Féile adventure this weekend.Manager Joe Kealy says the sponsorship of local businesses has been vital as they prepare to host the Oran club from Co Roscommon and travel to Owenbeg in Co Derry on Saturday for the competition – the annual festival of gaelic games. Tobin’s, The County Seat, The Quiet Moment and The Glencar Pharmacy have all stepped up to the mark.Eddie Tobin, Yvonne Phillips (mentor) and Joe Kealy (head coach)Mr. Brendan McGlynn at The Quite Moment, Letterkenny with St Eunan’s Camogie players Michaela Galvin, Ailbhne Finn, Courteney Gallagher and Aine McBrearty. Mr. McGlynn kindly supported the Camogie Feile team.Mr. Brendan McAteer County Seat with mentor Breda Mulgrew and players Claire Doherty, Niamh Harkin and Katherine KellyMr. Stephen Hood and staff members at Glencar Pharmacy and Feile Camogie players. Mr. Hood kindly donated a fully stocked First Aid bag.PICTURE SPECIAL AS LETTERKENNY GETS BEHIND ST EUNAN’S CAMOGIE FÉILE GIRLS was last modified: June 19th, 2015 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:2015FeileSt Eunan’s Camogielast_img read more

StarTimes Uganda Premier League: Defending Champions Vipers SC host Tooro United

first_imgVipers defeated Bul 3-1 in their last game (file photo)Vipers SC Vs Tooro UnitedVenue: St Mary’s StadiumKitendeDate: 29th December 2018Kickoff: 4:00pmKITENDE – Kitende based side, Vipers Sc will host Wasswa Bossa’s Tooro United at the St Mary stadium in Kitende on match day 12 of the StarTimes Uganda Premier league.Both teams meet after picking wins from their previous league games. Tooro United edged Maroons courtesy of Simon Sserunkuuma penalty while Vipers SC defeated Bul 3-1.This will be the first time Tooro United faces Vipers SC after change of name from Soana FC and the 11th meeting between both sides since 2013 after Smart Obed’s bankrolled side joined the top flight.On their previous home meetings with Tooro United, Vpers have won 4 games, 2 draws and no loss.Match day 12 will be Javier Martinez debutant fixture against Wasswa Bossa at since he joined Vipers, replacing Miguel da Costa.Vipers SC has never lost to Tooro United thus Wasswa’s team will be looking to record a historic first win this Saturday.Wasswa Bossa will place his hopes in Allan Kayiwa,  Simon Sserunkuuma, Steven Omvia to pick the first away win against Vipers SC while Javier Martinez will expect Dan Sserunkuuma,  Moses Waiswa, Tito Okello,  Taddeo Lwanga to put up a good show and get the 6th home win against Tooro United.Vipers SC sit in the 2nd position on the log with 24 points and a win takes them to level matters with KCCA FC in case the Kasasiros fail to beat BUL while Tooro United sit in the 11th with 13 points.Other games to be played on Saturday (All game will start at 4pm):-Paidah Black Angels vs SC Villa-Bul FC vs KCCA FC-Ndejje University vs Maroons FC-Mbarara City vs Bright StarsComments Tags: StarTimes Uganda Premeir LeagueTooro unitedvipers sclast_img read more

FUFA Drum: Kampala register maiden victory as Bukedi edge Bugisu in 5 goal thriller

first_imgBuganda had lost all their first three games this season. (PHOTO/FILE)FUFA Drum 2019 – Groups Match-Day 4Saturday, 15th-Sunday, 16th-Sebei 0-2 Lango-Rwenzori 1-1 Tooro-Kampala 1-0 Busoga-Bugisu 2-3 Bukedi-Kigezi 2-0 Teso-Acholi 0-1 West Nile-Karamoja 1-0 Bunyoro-Ankole 0-2 BugandaMatch-day 4 of the 2019 FUFA Drum group stages was successfully held over Saturday and Sunday.A total of 16 goals were scored in the 8 matches played, an average of two goals per game with Bukedi scoring the most goals as they defeated Bugisu 3-2 in a 5 goal thriller.On Saturday, there were two matches played and the other six played on Sunday.Traveling Lango picked maximum points over Sebei with a convincing 2-0 result. The two goals were scored in the first half in a space of three minutes.Moses Okabo gave the visitors the lead on 30 minutes before eventual man of the match, Allan Okello doubled the scores three minutes later.The other game held on Saturday witnessed Kampala earn their first victory of the campaign via a 1-0 win over Busoga at the Star Times Stadium, Lugogo.Tom Masiko was the hero with a 55th minute strike while Vipers goalkeeper Bashir Ssekagya was man of the match.Rwenzori and Tooro played to the only stalemate on match day 4, each finding the back of the net once.Yubu Bogere scored for Rwenzori and Kizito got Tooro’s goal. Bright Stars’ midfielder, Kacancu Augustine (Rwenzori) was man of the match.At the Mbale SS playground, Bugisu fell 3-2 at home to visiting Bukedi in the Eastern affair.Fredson Gwoto, Ronald Musana and Isaac Kisujju were all on target for Bukedi.Mawejje Muwada and Ibrahim Massa were on the score sheet for Bugisu.Bukedi’s John Revita, also the captain at Star Times Uganda Premier League club, Express FC was man of the match.Away at the Kabale Municipal Stadium, Kigezi optimally utilized the home advantage winning 2-0 against Teso.Clifford Rukanga powered the home side in a 26th minute lead and Nickson Niwamanya added the second a minute inside the second half.Kigezi’s Sulaiman Kibalama was man of the match.In arguably the best attended match of the weekend, Acholi lost 1-0 to rivals West Nile at the Pece Stadium in Gulu.Maroons’ forward Rashid Agau scored the priceless goal. KCCA’s left back, Mustafa Kizza was named man of the match.Karamoja earned a morale boosting 1-0 victory over Bunyoro in Moroto.Juma Epuri scored lone strike in the historic win that left smiles flashing across the faces of many fans in the North East region.Karamoja’s Raphael Komakech was named man of the match.Defending champions Buganda worked for a 2-0 win on the road away to Ankole.Ankole Province XI that fell at home to the defending champions Buganda.Paul Ssekulima and Robert Ssentongo (penalty) gave maximum points to Buganda.Ssekulima was named man of the match.Every man of the match is entitled to a plaque and a cash reward of Shs 100,000.Comments Tags: BukediFUFA Drum 2019Kampalalast_img read more

Night time road closure to begin in Letterkenny town centre

first_imgA section of the High Road in Letterkenny will be closed to traffic for night time works for almost two weeks, starting this Monday 25th November.Donegal County Council will close the High Road from the Hospital Roundabout to the junction with New Line Road between 8pm and 7am from this Monday until the 5th of December.The closure times will vary on Friday 29th November, when works will commence at 9pm until 7am. The roadworks are in place to facilitate the installation of a new sewer and associated works.Alternative routes have been planned for the duration of the project:Traffic approaching from Town Centre will be directed via Newline Road. onto Glencar Road Terrace.Traffic approaching from Hospital Roundabout will be directed via Circular Road via Glencar and Newline Road. Local traffic will always be accommodated.Night time road closure to begin in Letterkenny town centre was last modified: November 25th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

49ers vs. Panthers, behind enemy lines: 5 questions with opposing reporter

first_imgSANTA CLARA — Here is how long-time Carolina Panthers reporter Joe Person sets the stage for Sunday’s visit to the 49ers at Levi’s Stadium:Question: What’s been Kyle Allen’s impact on the field and has the qb change lifted the negative aura that grew with each Cam Newton loss?Person: Norv Turner hasn’t overhauled the offense for Allen, but it definitely looks a little different. Gone are the zone-read plays, replaced by more traditional play-action passes and a few RPO’s. Allen has done a …last_img read more

Freak weather will get much worse

first_imgSomething’s happening here, and what it is increasingly clear: our climate is changing, mutating much faster than many had imagined. By the end of the 21st Century, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates Earth’s average temperature will increase by 2.8 degrees C. This is going to affect the way we fly.    Read: The world’s safest airlines for 2016Best buckle up.“Rising concentrations of heat-trapping greenhouse gasses are changing our climate,” says Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General of the United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization. Implications are “far reaching, and in some instances, immediate.” Already impacted by wild weather, according to the WMO’s report The Global Climate 2001 – 2010, A Decade of Extremes are places such as Eastern Europe, India, Africa and Australia. Down under, they hold the distinction of being blasted by drought and swept by floods during the same decade.How will all of this play out for airlines, airports and the flyers that depend upon them? “I’d be very cautious about any detailed [metric] modelling of these sorts of changes,” says Dr. Michael Bennett, a teacher and researcher at the Centre for Aviation Transport and the Environment in the United Kingdom. “The only thing we can predict is there are going to be some nasty surprises out there.”Surprises such as, stronger and more frequent thunderstorms, the kind that trigger severe turbulence.Storms, Turbulence and Weird WindsAccording to the study The Impacts of Extreme Weather and Climate Events on Aviation penned by Idowu Innocent Abbas, James Kayode Ojo and P.A. Igbru and presented in Nigeria in 2009, 777 people died between 1979 and 2005 worldwide in commercial aviation accidents associated in some fashion with thunderstorm turbulence.Expect such storms to “become more frequent and more violent,” says Bennett. “There’s more energy there; there’s more latent heat.” However he says with improved technology “We should be able to predict, detect and avoid [storm-triggered] turbulence,” but cautions such avoidance “comes at a cost.” Aircraft have to fly farther in order to circumnavigate bad weather.Looking out his window of the World Meteorological Organization headquarters in Geneva at the parking lot that holds his hail-dented car, Dr. Herbert Peumpel says unexpectedly stormy weather is already a fait accompli on the European continent. “Geneva is not known for hail storms,” muses the WMO’s aeronautical chief. But “probably the biggest [such storm] I’ve ever observed happened in Geneva.” Switzerland has never been considered a hotbed of convective thunderstorm activity. That sort of thing is traditionally the province of places such as the U.S., Southeast Asia or the Brazilian rain forest. No longer.As a result of all this convective weather, a report by the air traffic control entity Eurocontrol, Challenges of Growth 2013 – Climate Change Risk and Resilience, envisions “Disruption and delay” as well as “potential safety issues if frequency and severity increases” or the ability to predict dangerous weather declines.Disruption and delay come in various forms. Mess up the traditional west-to-east flow of the jet stream – the purveyor of cooler, milder weather to Europe – and bad things happen. Such interruptions allow “bad weather to persist for weeks,” says Herbert Peumpel. He links the interrupted flow to “melting of the Arctic ice sheets.”Wretched weather need not be destructively convective to wreak havoc. Ironically, Eurocontrol says a warming world could spawn “snow-heavy weather events” in Europe. The rationale, again, is pegged to air flow. Because the North Atlantic and Arctic are warming, there will be longer periods when weather patterns are blocked. That would prevent warmer weather from spreading across the continent, setting up a scenario of more snow. Frozen precipitation and on-time airline operations are mutually exclusive.Then there’s the little matter of that tail wind you get hurtling across the Atlantic from New York to London or Perth to Sydney. A diminished jet stream could lengthen the journey and cause airlines to change schedules.As climate changes, the weather changes. Peumpel says during the late winter and early spring of 2013 the Hungarian Army was rescuing people stuck in snowdrifts on the flat highway linking Vienna and Budapest. A few weeks later the temperature had catapulted 30 degrees Celsius. “The extremes are changing more rapidly,” he says, and those extremes are “lasting longer.”AirportsSuperstorm Sandy played hell along the Eastern Seaboard of the US in October 2012, and airports were not immune. A gradually rising sea and surging tides coupled calamitously to flood portions of New York LaGuardia Airport. Waters from Flushing Bay lapped at the tarmac. New York Kennedy International and Newark Liberty International were less severely hit.This could be a mere foretaste of what’s to come. In the report Climate Variability and Change with Implications for Transportation, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration lists a number of airports in the United States that could be in harm’s way. Among them are Louis Armstrong New Orleans International, San Francisco International, Reagan Washington National, and Boston Logan. Interestingly, New York LaGuardia was ostensibly best positioned among all these airports to withstand storm surge. It sits some 22 feet, or 6.7 m, above mean sea level.Dr. Bennett says the immediate threat is not so much from sea level rise per se as from storm surge. “Let’s be clear, sea level rise is a gradual process. Over the last ten years we’ve been looking at about three millimetres per year.” Bennett believes this could add up to an increase of some “six inches by mid-century, perhaps more than that.”But couple that rise with walls of water emanating from storms such as Sandy and the equation suddenly becomes soggy. He says together storm surge and sea level rise pose a real problem at “about 150 airports [airports] worldwide.By mid-century, such “storms will become more intense,” asserts the WMO’s Peumpel. They derive their punch from the energy extant in the atmosphere – and the best storage medium for that energy is atmospheric moisture, moisture stemming from what Peumpel says are “increased sea surface temperatures.”Especially vulnerable are airports built on artificial islands, airports such as Osaka’s Kansai International (KIX). At KIX, Peumpel says, “there’s the problem of [ground] subsidence.” In short, the airport is sinking, even as the seas rise.Europe has its share of low-lying airports. Amsterdam’s Schiphol rests 11 feet below sea level. In its report, Eurocontrol says one implication is “loss of airport availability” at more than 30 “at risk” European airports. Echoing Bennett and Peumpel, the report cautions, “the impacts of sea-level rise [affecting Europe] are expected to be experienced over the longer term.” More ominously, “the impacts of an increase in storm surges may be more immediate.”Immediate, as in right now.You don’t have to fly out of a seaside airport for climate change to spoil your day. Just ask flyers who frequent Phoenix Sky Harbor International, a major hub for US Airways and a busy “focus city” for Southwest Airlines.This past summer was a scorcher in the aptly-named Valley of the Sun in the South-Western U.S., so much so that on a deadening 119 F-degree summer day US Airways had to axe 18 flights out of PHX. It was simply too hot to fly.Here’s why. Warm air is less dense than cooler air. As the temperature rises, molecules of air spread out. That results in less lift, and longer takeoff rolls. The wings just can’t get the bite out of the air they need to produce sufficient lift.“The length of a takeoff run is directly proportional to the absolute temperature of the air,” says Michael Bennett. Via this “density effect” for every three-degree increase in temperature you need a one percent increase in runway length. Most of the time, a few additional “tens of meters” will do the trick. But when temperatures soar to the significant triple-digits it could be “your existing runway is simply not long enough.”Assuming the flying machine lifts off at all its ability to climb can be radically reduced. If there are mountains around, as there are in the hot, western reaches of the U.S., watch out. The density effect is universal. As the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand puts it, “Rate-of-climb and angle-of-climb are noticeably reduced, as is obstacle clearance after takeoff” when temperature and altitude rise.And when mountain and airplane meet, the latter is always the loser.One way to operate in these kinds of temperatures is to limit the weight the aircraft has to carry. That may mean less fuel, equating to less range. A nonstop becomes a one-stop. Another option is to load-limit passengers and baggage. Either way, airline profit tumbles.Bennett believes market forces may adjust automatically to increasing heat. “Clearly, this will affect European holiday-makers.” Will they continue to fly to the Greek Islands in August, “when [they] can hardly go outside…or fly in February of September, when it might be relatively pleasant?”The World Meteorological Organization’s Herbert Peumpel says coping will become largely a matter of mitigation. No need to cancel a flight when you can adjust the schedule. It’s already happening. He says Middle Eastern airlines which fly regularly to hubs such as Dubai and Doha already hub after sunset. “If you look at their peak hours of operation, it’s night time. That may be the answer,” he says. “In areas that are getting extremely hot, you may have to switch mostly to night operations.”OptionsThe old adage “everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it” is a tad shop-worn. We’ve all but conquered wind shear though pilot training, air- and ground-based detection. Infinitely more capable radar systems, as well as laser-based LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), have enabled us to ferret out weather dangers as never before.We may not be able to avoid the weather extremes brought on by rapid climate change, but we can mitigate their impact. Airports can prepare for the shift of prevailing wind by building more crosswind runways. They can get for rising waters by elevating generators and electrical systems. Carriers can shift hot weather hub operations from day to night during the warmest times of year.“We need to look [at] better mitigation and better planning so that we can handle a series of unusual events without a major breakdown,” says the WMO’s Herbert Peumpel. “I think aviation has always been extremely good at that.”And it’s going to have to get even better yet before too terribly long.last_img read more

Building a nation takes time, Zuma tells SA

first_imgBy More Matshediso16 December 2014Reconciliation is not an event but a process, and building a nation takes time, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday at an event held in Dundee in KwaZulu-Natal to mark the Day of Reconciliation.“Reconciliation also does not mean forgetting or trying to bury the painful history of conflict,” Zuma said. “It means that while we remember the pain of the past, we will not allow it to stop us from building a better tomorrow.”The president was speaking at the official opening of the bridge that joins Ncome Museum and Blood River Monument. This is the site of the Battle of Blood River, where the Zulus and Afrikaaners fought in 1838.Zuma said generations to come will testify that those who had lived through the period of transition from apartheid colonialism to a new democratic society were a truly wonderful and remarkable generation, able able to overcome fear, hatred and pain to build a new non-racial future.He said the official opening of the bridge was a sign of reconciliation and nation building, since the day has been commemorated differently on each side of the river, by two different races.“It is a huge significance as both the Zulus and Afrikaaner people have come together today to mark this important historical day together,” said Zuma.Instead of commemorating the day on the opposite side of the river, both groups have crossed the river through the bridge, physically and figuratively.“This illustrate that reconciliation is possible if both sides make effort,” he said.Zuma pointed out that the country began the journey to build a new nation in 1994, and it began to work towards peace and harmonious co-existence among the people of the country.“That step of establishing a government of national unity was very important. people who were fighting had to govern the country together.”This was the most difficult thing that had to happen, to bring peace, stability and a common future.The official opening of the bridge was organised by the Department of Arts and Culture in partnership with KwaZulu Natal Provincial Department and UMzinyathi District Municipality.It is envisaged that the bridge will symbolise the removal of racial and social barriers between the different population groups.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more