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Rookie of the Year award just the beginning for De Liaño, Maroons

first_imgCoco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’ll just try to get better every day and improve and be better next season.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set “For sure this trophy will motivate the team, this will improve the intensity in practices, and this will help us do better in practices,” said Gomez De Liaño Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“I had a big role coming in and I had to do what I had to do, I’m grateful I got this award. I mean this is just the beginning, not just for me, but for the team as well.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkGomez De Liaño nabbed the award after finishing the eliminations with averages of 11.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game in helping the fifth-seeded Fighting Maroons take a 6-8 win-loss record.The rookie, though, is wary that his newfound notoriety would make him a moving target of their opponents.center_img Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Manning benching low point of a year the Giants went south Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIndividual awards are recognitions for one and one person alone.Yet for Juan Gomez De Liano, the Rookie of the Year for the 80th season of the UAAP, his trophy is not just for him but also for the whole University of the Philippines.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more

Sarri uses Napoli formula to ignite Chelsea’s title bid

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Raptors go west, Kawhi Leonard back to Oracle where so much changed No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom “We wanted to try with Eden because, for the first time, there was the possibility to play in counterattacks,” Sarri said. “Hazard, Pedro and Willian are really very suitable for this kind of playing, so I think it’s a normal choice. I think that it’s really a very good option.”Whether Sarri opts to use this approach against teams who, unlike City, sit back and defend remains to be seen. It seems ideal for away games — a trip to Brighton is next for Chelsea — and matches against big rivals at home.Giroud and Morata have alternated as the classic target man for Chelsea this season but neither striker has done enough to make the position their own. Morata, in particular, has struggled in his second season in England, with Sarri having said the Spain striker was mentally fragile.Two years ago, it was Conte’s switch to a three-man backline that was the catalyst for a 13-game winning run that blew away its rivals and saw the team cruise to the title.Chelsea is eight points behind first-place Liverpool ahead of a kind schedule of games over the busy festive period in England.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, right, and Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva fight for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge in London, Saturday Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)A midseason tactical switch sparked Chelsea’s surge to the Premier League title two years ago under Antonio Conte.Could the same happen under his successor this season?ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img It was a tough weekend for strikers in general in the Premier League.City looked increasingly rudderless at Stamford Bridge without the injured Sergio Aguero and the dropped Gabriel Jesus as Pep Guardiola’s side fell to its first loss of the season. Tottenham went with winger Son Heung-min over the rested Harry Kane or his backup, Fernando Llorente, for its 2-0 win at Leicester. Wolverhampton Wanderers deployed a front three of attacking midfielders in their 2-1 victory at Newcastle.Then there was Liverpool, who started Mohamed Salah as the focal point of its attack against Bournemouth — as opposed to Roberto Firmino — and was rewarded with hat trick from the Egypt forward.The general trend in the English top flight has been for teams to play with one conventional striker up front in recent years but that is being ripped up in a bid for more fluidity and to better stretch defenses.LUKAKU RECOVERSOne of the few strikers to enjoy the weekend was Romelu Lukaku, who was among Manchester United’s scorers in a 4-1 win over Fulham.The Belgium international now has two goals in three league games as he looks to shrug off a slump in form that saw him go the previous 12 games without scoring for his club.Lukaku said he he’d had “good conversations” with United manager Jose Mourinho in recent days because he had not been playing with enough aggression or intensity. He attributed that to bulking up too much at the World Cup in Russia.“When you are in the Premier League, I cannot play with the same amount of muscle as international football here in the Prem(ier League),” Lukaku said. “That was something that when I came back I knew straightaway, ‘No, no, I cannot play in this style like this.’“I had to lose muscle basically, yes. So you just stay out of the gym, drink a lot of water, and a lot of vegetables and fish and it helps.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? For the first time in his debut season at Chelsea, Maurizio Sarri deployed a lineup without a genuine striker for the match against Manchester City on Saturday. The result? A 2-0 win over the previously unbeaten leaders that brought Chelsea back into contention for the title.Sarri has previous experience here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAt Napoli, he used diminutive winger Dries Mertens as a makeshift center forward, flanked by two small guys in Lorenzo Insigne and Jose Callejon in a fluid, mobile front three. Mertens responded with 46 goals in two seasons, Napoli was one of the most thrilling teams to watch in Europe, and Sarri’s side almost ended Juventus’ domination of Serie A.Against City, Sarri dropped Alvaro Morata from the squad, left fellow striker Olivier Giroud on the bench and started with Eden Hazard as the so-called “false nine” with Willian and Pedro Rodriguez on either side. Hazard struggled at first — he was seen throwing his arms out in despair at times — but grew into the role and finished the game with two assists. View commentslast_img read more

Closing factories without viable replacements not a reasonable solution

first_imgDear Editor,In view of our economic challenges, it is clear that Guyana cannot finance sugar production forever. The industry was floundering with the loss of the EU preferential market price extended to us. This was compounded by the fact that we have no authority to set prices, as producers of sugar and agricultural products. This is totally unfair, but the stark reality is that developed countries that buy our products have the bargaining power to dictate what they will pay.Despite this, closing the factories, especially without viable replacements, is not a reasonable solution, because Guyana is clearly not equipped to deal with the destructive socio-economic consequences.Closing the factories will create tremendous devastating and negative impacts that will ripple across Guyana on personal, family, community and national levels.Here are a few points to take into consideration:1. Many of our dedicated and professional GuySuCo workers of various trades — from cane cutters to mechanics, factory hands that produce sugar, lab technicians and others – will be forced to move to nearby Suriname or French Guiana, and parts of the Caribbean such as Antigua, Barbados and Trinidad & Tobago. Once those good citizens move, they will not return to Guyana, and we would have lost some quality people possibly forever. Consider this in light of the fact that our population is already small.2. Having a large group of non-working menfolk could result in serious social consequences, with some resorting to indulging in alcohol, drugs and domestic violence due to frustration and depression, all of which could, in the long term, affect their families and communities. One man has already reportedly taken his own life because he felt the future for him and his family was bleak with the shutdown of the estate where he was engaged.I have a few recommendations to make, as it certainly isn’t my style to critique without suggestions.Very soon, oil monies will come into our country. We will receive our partnership percentage and royalties. Subsidiaries of ExxonMobil and other major companies are coming to Guyana. Money will be coming in, and some of those funds could be used to subsidize GuySuCo, the rice industry and our bauxite industry. This will keep workers in those industries gainfully employed, so that their standard of living and family life would be maintained, and their children’s education secured. Using oil money to help other sectors would also help to maintain industrial diversity in Guyana’s economy.While the oil money is not flowing now, we should subsidise GuySuCo from our tax dollars and our Treasury. This should be viewed as an investment, as we would secure our factories and our mass extent of top-quality arable lands which comprise a major part of Guyana. Lifestyles and families will be preserved, as we would be keeping our people employed and gainfully occupied through spinoff industries, providing direct and indirect employment.Here is a thought: Could the factories and lands be used for mass fish, dairy, cattle, sheep and goat and aquaculture production for local and international exports?How about turning an obsolete factory into a meat-packing centre and fish-processing facility? How about using the shuttered factories for the manufacturing of soaps and detergents, or the processing of coconut oil? Could we not become a major producer of coconuts, and develop a vibrant and dynamic coconut industry?On another note, I seriously believe it is wrong for only Government to be responsible for the management of oil production and exploration in this country. A good Government would include the private sector and organizations like the Chamber of Commerce in such massive undertakings. Government should also show good intent and respect — which would create wholesome communication — by including the Opposition.Yours truly,Roshan Khan (Snr)last_img read more

ANC to Storm Gbarnga

first_imgThe newly established opposition political party, the National Alternative Congress (ANC) has selected the provincial capital of Bong County, Gbarnga, to host its 2014 National Convention, the Chairman of the convention committee has revealed.According to the Chairman of the national convention committee of the ANC, G. Alfred Bee, the convention will be held on Friday March 28-Sunday March 30, 2014.Mr. Bee, in a release issued in Monrovia on Monday March 3, said the upcoming national convention would elect the National Executive Committee of the ANC and set the national Policy Agenda of the party.The ANC stalwart explained the convention is expected to draw Liberians in their masses from the Diaspora; including those from the United States, Europe, and Asia. Others are expected to arrive from other African Countries to swell the center-most part of Bong County.“The ANC has scheduled its National Convention for Friday, March 28-Sunday March 30, 2014 in the City of Gbarnga in Bong County. The holding of this convention, especially in the city of Gbarnga, is in the spirit of unity and in keeping with our party’s constitution,” Mr. Bee said.He furthered, “All of our Senatorial aspirants will be in attendance; as will our delegates from the 15 counties including observers from the National Elections Commission (NEC).”The ANC’s national convention secretary said accreditation cards and other convention related materials will be available at the headquarters of the party beginning next week Monday, March 10, 2014.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Case against Singh, Brassington adjourned

first_imgThe case filed by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) regarding the sale of the Sanata Textiles Complex was called up at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Friday before Magistrate Leron Daly. The matter was scheduled for 09:00h before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan but she was unavailable, and as a result, Magistrate Daly was temporarily assigned the matter.Former Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh and former NICIL CEO Winston Brassington leaving court after previous chargesWhen the matter was called, former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL), Winston Brassington, was present in court but the charge was not read since his co-accused; former Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh was absent.Singh’s lawyer, Attorney-law Anil Nandlall informed the court that his client’s absence must not be construed as a disrespect to the court. He informed the magistrate that he advised his client not to appear since there is a stay granted by the High Court on charges of a similar nature. That order granted by the High Court, Nandlall noted, cannot be defeated by the filing of an identical charge relating to a separate transaction.Magistrate Daly subsequently adjourned the matter for July 26 when the joint charge will be read to the two by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.On June 8, 2018, the charge was filed against Singh and Brassington.Singh and Brassington are already before the courts on similar charges, but the charge for the sale of the Sanata Textiles Complex was filed without the knowledge of the two parties.As a consequence, they were not in court to answer the charges when the matter came up before acting Chief Magistrate Sherdel Issacs-Marcus.The charge alleges that Singh and Brassington, while performing the duties of Finance Minister and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NICIL respectively, between October 26 and December 20, 2010, acted recklessly when they agreed to the sale of the Sanata Textiles Complex to Queens Atlantic Investment Inc. According to the charge, the 18.976-acre property was sold for $697.8 million but it was valued at $1.04 billion.However, according to privatisation documents published by NICIL, the property was valued at $245 million by the Government’s Chief Valuation Officer, but QAII paid $809.5 million for the property, which was more than three times the Government valuation.According to documents seen by this newspaper, upon Cabinet’s approval, QAII embarked on its promised programme and reclamation, clean-up and investment. On May 30, 2007, QAII had requested and received a valuation of the property from the Government Assistant Valuation Officer, which proposed $330.375 million (land $269.200 million; improvements $119.175 million). On June 7, 2018, NICIL had commissioned a valuation from the private firm of Rodrigues Architects Ltd, which posited that the property be valued at $1,042,403.500 (land $209,650 million; Improvements $832,753.5 million). NICIL also obtained on June 27, 2007, a valuation of the land and its improvements the Government’s Chief Valuation Officer of the Government, which came in at $245.175 million (land, $130 million; improvements $115.175 million).QAII was responsible, at their expense, for the asbestos clean-up and removal of scrap alone, which they incurred at a cost above $400 million.SOCU had previously brought charges against the two former Government officials in April. The two men were arraigned on charges of allegedly selling several plots of land on the East Coast of Demerara to National Hardware Guyana Ltd for over $598 million. In addition, the charge includes selling land to Scady Business Corporation at a cost of $150 million, and to Multi-cinemas Guyana Inc at a cost of $185 million.Many political and social commentators, even those in the legal fraternity, have argued that the charges against the two former Government officials may be unconstitutional on the basis that they are not “public officers” in accordance with the Constitution.Following these events, former Finance Minister Sasenarine Kowlessar, who served from 1999 to 2006, was taken in for questioning at SOCU’s Kingston, Georgetown head office, and was interrogated for close to five hours before being released on $200,000 station bail.Meanwhile, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has said the decision to charge the duo for the sale of the lands, is nothing more than a “frivolous” attempt to keep a campaign promise made by the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) to jail members of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP).“It is all frivolous… This Government campaigned on a promise that they will jail all of us when they get into power because we’re massively corrupt… We were told that we had assets that we were not declaring to the integrity Commission. We’re told that the People’s Progressive Party and its leaders had stolen so much money they couldn’t stash it in Guyana, they had to stash it abroad. These were the campaign. This was in the mouth of every person who spoke on the APNU platform. Jail, jail these people,” Jagdeo told the media last month.Former Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh expressed confidence that the charges brought against him will be disposed of in the near future because he feels they are frivolous and have no bearing.Singh said he discharged his functions as a Minister of Government and public servant diligently and in accordance with the law at all times.“I have no fear whatsoever about the discharge of my duties being subjected to the ultimate degree of scrutiny… I have absolutely no reservation about that and I have absolutely no fear,” he added.last_img read more

Tuschen man sets home on fire

first_imgA man is now homeless following an early afternoon fire at his Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) home on Monday.The house that was on fireThe fire reportedly started at around 12:30h and quickly engulfed the wooden building.Guyana Times was told that neighbours called the fire service when they saw smoke emanating from the building; they also attempted to douse the flames.According to Fire Chief, Marlon Gentle, reports of a fire were made, however, by the time the fire service arrived on the scene, the six by six structure was already completely destroyed.Gentle informed this publication that the ‘shack’ housed one person, and the authorities, up to press time, were still trying to make contact with him.No one was reportedly injured.However, reports have surfaced that the man may have set fire to the structure. Whether this is true and what might have motivated the man to do so, are yet to be ascertained.Investigations are continuing.last_img read more

Exxon called in for technical assistance – CDC Head

first_imgNatural gas explosion in Diamond– residents looking for compensationKey local agencies are currently monitoring the natural gas explosion at a residence in Diamond, East Bank Demerara, and have since enlisted the support of United States oil giant ExxonMobil as well as Massy Gas Products.Guyana Times understands that the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) are all working together along with the joint services to monitor and contain the eruption.At about 18:00h on Thursday, construction workers were drilling a well at the Lot 1200 Section ‘A’ Block ‘X’, Great Diamond residence when they hit a natural gasThe aftermath on Friday following the natural gas explosion the night beforepocket, causing an immediate explosion that lasted the entire night, with fluctuating eruptions of various substances, including soot.Head of the CDC (ag), Colonel Kester Craig, on Friday said the US oil company has offered its technical expertise to help with containing the situation.“Since we have gotten the information last evening, we have pulled together all the key agencies and coordinated the response… One option that we are looking at, if we cannot stop it or contain it locally, Exxon has already said they’re willing to give some support, if that’s required,” he said.According to the CDC head, GWI conducted some tests on Friday morning and detected some amount of methane, but the eruption has been fluctuating so they are continuing to conduct tests to determine the true value of the natural gas present.Guyana Times understands that the owner of the house operates a water filtration business in Diamond, and it is suspected that the well was being drilled to access water. When asked about whether permission was given for the drilling, Colonel Craig disclosed that the Hydrometeorological Service, the agency responsible for granting such permits, had indicated that no permission was given for any drilling at this location.Going forward, the responding agencies will have to determine how to seal the pocket.Back in 2009, a similar incident occurred at a residence in the Grove section of the scheme while the owner was drilling for water. The GGMC had managed to cap the eruptions and construct a metal structure to capture the gas. However, Craig explained that GGMC has indicated Thursday’s explosion is larger than the one which occurred about a decade ago.Nevertheless, GGMC’s Senior Petroleum Technologist, Mitchell Prince, told the Ministry of the Presidency that the agency will be setting up a contraption to contain the natural gas.“The plan is to run two sizes of casings into the orifice…we’re going to be using 18-inch casing …and 4-inch diameter casing…” Prince explained.Meanwhile, Head of the EPA, Khemraj Parsram, on Friday posited that the reading from the natural gas emanating from the eruption is a bit high, but is not a significant cause for concern.“So we’re just advising the residents in Sixth Avenue and in Fifth and Fourth streets just to take precautionary measures to ensure there is no ignition sources, that includes lights sources, open flames and so on; just precautionary, until we can monitor the situation and determine the best course of action,” Parsram explained.Officers at the site said that if it reaches a stage where the air becomes severely contaminated, residents will be evacuated from the area.In the meantime, emphasis is being placed on the advisory by the EPA and CDC that residents in the area desist from lighting matches, stoves, etc.The Guyana Power and Light has since been ordered to cut the power to the area.Meanwhile, surrounding neighbours of the Lot 1200 residence are also counting their losses. When <> revisited the scene on Friday morning, residents pointed out the various damages done to their properties as a result of the explosion.One woman’s fence was broken, while the immediate back neighbour’s property was flooded and the back of the house was covered in a muddy substance that continued to emanate from the hole.The affected residents expressed their expectation of receiving financial compensation.last_img read more

MoPI pays company $500M for construction of D’Urban Park

first_imgꟷ cannot account for money collected from businessesThe Auditor General’s (AG) 2018 report is out and among its revelations is the fact that the Public Infrastructure Ministry gave $500 million of taxpayers’ money to a private company for the construction of D’Urban Park, then could not account to the Audit Office for how the money was spent.Public Infrastructure Minister David PattersonIn fact, the audit report says that when the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Kenneth Jordan, was asked whether the Ministry checked on how the company, Homestretch Development Incorporated (HDI), used the money, the Audit Office was told that “the Ministry was not involved” in the company’s operations.“The amount of $500 million as paid to HDI in 2017 by the Ministry to enable HDI to meet its obligations to its creditors. However, there was no documentation attached to the payment vouchers to indicate the works done, supervisory checks carried out on the works, as well as certification that the works were satisfactorily completed.”Public Infrastructure Ministry Permanent Secretary, Kenneth Jordan“Only the list of HDI creditors and Government’s proposed payment allocation to each creditor was attached to the payment vouchers. In the circumstances, the correctness, accuracy and validity of the payments made could not be determined,” the Auditor General said.This would raise serious questions over whether the construction of the facility, which has had problems with the poor structural quality of the stands and shoddy workmanship, actually cost the $1.150 billion that has been claimed.Public funds for the project was scrapped from multiple avenues by the Government. According to the audit report, the $500 million paid to HDI in 2017 came from the funds budgeted to the Ministry for Infrastructural Development. A further $28.2 million came from the money for the maintenance of other infrastructure.D’Urban Park served as the launchpad for APNU/AFC’s election campaign only on Friday, even as the project remains embroiled in controversyIn 2016, a further $60.3 million was pulled from the money allocated for infrastructural development. In addition, $118.1 million was pulled from the money allocated to the Ministry for the maintenance of roads.The Government also withdrew two sets of monies totalling over $400 million from the Contingency Fund, which is supposed to only be used for emergency purposes. However, over $70 million in payment vouchers were not presented to the Audit Office.And in 2015, $36.5 million was withdrawn from the Lotto Fund to fund D’Urban Park. According to the Auditor General, however, no payment vouchers were presented to his auditors for this transaction.“The Audit Office wrote the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Infrastructure on 19 July 2018 requesting documentation detailing the works done, supervisory checks of the said works, as well as certification that works were satisfactorily completed. The Head of Budget Agency explained that the Ministry was not involved in the operations of HDI.”“Hence, it did not have any information detailing supervisory checks or their methodology of determining that works were satisfactorily completed… Payment vouchers to support expenditure totalling $107.119 million were not produced for audit examination. As such, the completeness, accuracy, and validity of this amount could not be determined,” the Audit Office also stated. It added, however, that as of September 2019, new documents were being perused by the office.It was Public Accounts Committee (PAC) Chairman and now Presidential hopeful Irfaan Ali, who had previously requested further probing be done by Auditor General Deodat Sharma into D’Urban Park. This was after revelations that millions in Lotto Funds were sunk by the Government into the project.But the audit into the D’Urban Park Project has always been hindered by a lack of access to pertinent information, with the Audit Office being forced to write to the Public Infrastructure Ministry requesting documents.Controversy surrounding the D’Urban Park Project exploded when it was revealed to the public that former Public Service Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine sat as a Director of a secret company, which was supposedly established to collect funds from private companies to develop the Jubilee Park.But while the public is still in the dark about how much private donations HDI received for the project, there is no doubt that over a billion in public funds was used in the controversial project.Additionally, Opposition parliamentarian Juan Edghill has been behind efforts to have the Public Procurement Commission investigate the D’Urban Park Project. In a letter to the Commission’s Chairperson, Carol Corbin, Edghill had identified aspects of the Project the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) was most concerned about.The Opposition had noted that despite promises to the contrary, no account of donations received between September 2015 and January 2016 was made public. It, therefore, queried the procurement process used for works on the project.The scope a private company has to engage contractors and receive funding for a public project also came into question. The party queried the budgeted and actual cost throughout the project, as well as the final cost. In addition, the party had demanded information on what payments were made to individuals and contractors.last_img read more


first_imgA building supply firm in Letterkenny has announced 9 jobs losses.Charles Kelly and Company blamed the downturn in the building industry for the job losses.The job losses will be implemented within the next few weeks. A spokesman for the company told Highland Radio that they regretted the move but thanked the workers and the public for their continued support in tough trading times. BUILDING COMPANY ANNOUNCES NINE JOB LOSSES was last modified: March 13th, 2012 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:CHARLES KELLYA ND COMPAMYjob losses?letterkennylast_img read more

Fundraiser today for family of cop killed in pursuit

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe house needs extensive work, including plumbing repairs and the installation of heating and air-conditioning systems. “It needs a complete home remodeling,” said Lt. Steve Fredericks. “It needs appliances, it needs everything you think of when you think of a home.” The home has an immediate need for a new well. Water now must be hauled in by truck, Deeley said. Donations can also be made by mail by sending checks made payable to “Pierre Bain fund 288.” Those checks can be mailed either to the Lancaster station, 501 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA 93534, or to the Sheriff’s Relief fund 288, care of Sheriff’s Relief Association, 11515 S. Colima Road, Whitter, CA 90604. Construction contractors interested in donating their services can call either Fredericks or Deputy Jon White at (661) 948-8466. In the March 23 crash, Bain was riding after a speeding van when a Honda SUV turned left in front of him and stopped. Bain swerved, but his motorcycle saddlebag hit the sport utility vehicle’s front bumper and he went down. Bain was thrown into a tree, and was pronounced dead 30 minutes later at a hospital. In addition to his wife, Bain is survived by three daughters from a previous marriage – Chantal, 20, Kristina, 19, and Alicia, 17. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – Sheriff’s deputies will collect money today for the family of Pierre Bain, the motorcycle deputy killed in March in a traffic collision on a Lancaster street. With media personality Mitchell Chase emceeing the event, deputies will be accepting donations at the Lancaster sheriff’s station, 501 W. Lancaster Blvd., from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. today. Contributions of any amount are welcome, deputies said. Bain and his wife, Diana, had recently bought a home in Agua Dulce. The home was run down, but the Bains had planned to renovate it. “For her (Diana) to do it on her own would be difficult,” said Capt. Carl Deeley, Lancaster sheriff’s station commander. “We are hoping, over the course of the next year, to fulfill that dream.” last_img read more