first_imgThe Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has embarked on another round of sensitisation seminars with key trade stakeholders in the lead up to the official launch of the Automated System for Customs Data (ASYCUDA) World.On Wednesday, the ASYCUDA National Project Team (ANPT) of the GRAA GRA employee sensitising stakeholders on the ASYCUDA systemtogether with its consultants from the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD) facilitated a seminar for freight carriers and their agents at the Authority’s Camp Street headquarters.Having already requested shippers, wharf owners and agents to submit advance cargo manifests in electronic format, the sensitisation was specific to the manifest module of ASYCUDA World and the mandatory fields associated with the module.ASYCUDA World is a recognised Internet-based solution used in most of the Caribbean territories to bring about significant benefits in customs and trade, such as the reduction in processing time of customs documentation and the quick release of imported and exported goods.Its introduction to the GRA is premised on the failure of the current Total Revenue Integrated Processing System (TRIPS) to deliver as expected with relevant customs modules such as e-manifest, want-of-entry, and warehousing.Trade consolidators are next in line to be sensitised as the ASYCUDA National Project Team in partnership with UNCTAD bring awareness about the important role each client of the GRA will have to play in making the project a success.last_img read more

first_imgThe accident caused Highway 49 to remain closed until 11 o’clock on Monday morning. Peats says the closure didn’t affect too many motorists because of the alternate routes available. A criminal crash investigation team is still investigating the cause of the accident. A woman is dead and a man is in hospital following a single motor vehicle accident east of Dawson Creek. The vehicle was traveling on Highway 49, four kilometres east of Dawson Creek. Sergeant Peats with the Dawson Creek RCMP, says the vehicle lost control coming around a curve. Police were called to the scene around one o’clock on Monday morning. – Advertisement -[asset|aid=1681|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=b4a4d9dffa4530e7df614aa7fdb25de7-Peats 1_1_Pub.mp3] The male, also in his mid-30’s, was flown by air ambulance to Edmonton to receive treatment.Police believe the two people are from the Dawson Creek area.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Richarlison was shown a straight red against Bournemouth and will now sit out three games 2 Nathan Ake turns home Bournemouth’s equaliser 2 The £40million buy has had a positive impact at Goodison Park since his summer move from Watford, scoring three times in his first two games.But the 21-year-old showed his petulant side at the Vitality Stadium and will now serve a three-match ban.“Of course he can’t react in that moment, even if somebody provokes or fouls him,” said Silva.“It’s normal at this level, you have to play football, just play football, nothing more.“Do what is your job, where you are strong, do the things in normal life, and forget the other things.“He’s a boy, he has to learn, it’s a daft moment for him and for us but he has to learn fast.”After Richarlison’s dismissal, goals from Theo Walcott and Michael Keane put Everton in control.But the hosts, who had Smith sent off at 1-0, recovered to secure a draw thanks to Joshua King’s penalty and a close-range finish from Nathan Ake. Everton boss Marco Silva has told summer signing Richarlison he must learn quickly from his moment of madness against Bournemouth.The Brazilian forward was red-carded during the first half of Saturday’s 2-2 draw for headbutting Cherries defender Adam Smith. Bournemouth have now taken 20 points from losing positions in 2018 and manager Eddie Howe is delighted with his team’s resolve.“I think when you’re behind it’s very difficult to come back and you’ve got to get a lot right,” said Howe.“To chase a game, you leave yourself open for counter-attacks, you have to really commit to believing you can do it so I think we have shown a lot of steel, a lot of determination to do it and that’s really good from the mental perspective.“It shows we are never out of a game and that’s a great quality to have.”last_img read more

first_imgA 29-year-old man is being questioned by Gardai today about a terrifying incident in which shop workers were held at knifepoint.Officers moved quickly to investigate the robbery at Cullen’s shop in Cockill, Bunrana, at 7.30pm on Monday evening.A suspect entered the premises armed with a huge knife – thought to be 10 inches long. He threatened staff and demanded money and escaped on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. Donegal Daily has learned that the suspect is a 29-year-old foreign national.He was arrested in Inishowen last night.Detectives had arrived at Cathal Cullen’s shop within minutes of the raid after a panic alarm was set off. He praised gardai for their swift response.A Garda spokesman told Donegal Daily: “Detectives investigating an armed robbery in Buncrana on Monday evening have arrested a man. He is being held at Buncrana Garda Station for questioning.” It’s understood detectives have obtained vital forensic material in their investigation into the crime.A source said: “This has been a top priority case for Gardai since it happened. Officers are pleased with progress.” – Donegal’s No1 News & Sports Website – First with Real NewsFollow the leader on: MAN ARRESTED IN GARDA SWOOP AFTER BUNCRANA KNIFE ROBBERY was last modified: February 13th, 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:buncranaMAN ARRESTED IN GARDA SWOOP AFTER BUNCRANA KNIFE ROBBERYlast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Most of the devastation occurred in the mountains of northern Pakistan. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered about 60 miles northeast of the capital, Islamabad, in the forested mountains of Pakistani Kashmir. “It is a national tragedy,” said Maj. Gen. Shaukat Sultan, Pakistan’s chief army spokesman. “This is the worst earthquake in recent times.” In Mansehra, a shopowner named Haji Fazal Ilahi stood vigil over the body of his 14-year-old daughter, which lay under a sheet on a hospital mattress. He said his wife, another daughter and a brother also died when the family’s house fell. “I could see rocks and homes tumbling down the mountains,” said Ilahi, who was driving to his village of Garlat when the quake struck. “When I reached my village, there was nothing left of my home.” India’s government offered condolences and assistance to Pakistan, a longtime rival with which it has been pursuing peace efforts after fighting three wars since independence from British rule in 1947, two of them over Kashmir. ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A huge earthquake triggered landslides, toppled an apartment building and flattened villages of mud-brick homes Saturday, killing more than 3,000 people across a mountainous swath touching Pakistan, India and Afghanistan. The casualty toll from the magnitude-7.6 tremor was rising early today as rescuers struggled to dig people from the wreckage, their work made more difficult as rain and hail turned dirt and debris into sticky muck. The worst damage was in Pakistan, where the dead included 250 girls crushed at a school and 200 soldiers on duty in the Himalayas. For hours, aftershocks rattled an area stretching from Afghanistan across northern Pakistan into India’s portion of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. Hospitals moved quake victims onto lawns, fearing tremors could cause more damage. The earthquake, which struck just before 9 a.m., caused buildings to sway for about a minute in the capitals of Afghanistan, Pakistan and India, an area some 625 miles across. Panicked people ran from homes and offices, and communications were cut to many areas. “While parts of India have also suffered from this unexpected natural disaster, we are prepared to extend any assistance with rescue and relief which you may deem appropriate,” Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in a message to Pakistan’s president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf. India reported at least 250 people killed and 800 injured when the quake collapsed 2,700 houses and other buildings in Jammu-Kashmir state. Most of the deaths occurred in the border towns of Uri, Tangdar and Punch and in the city of Srinagar, said B.B. Vyas, the state’s divisional commissioner. Telephone lines were down. Some bridges developed cracks, but traffic was reported to be passing over them. A senior Pakistani army officer said 200 soldiers were killed by debris and landslides in Pakistan’s portion of Kashmir. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to journalists. About 1,000 civilians died in that region, said Sardar Mohammed Anwar, the top government official in the area. “This is my conservative guess, and the death toll could be much higher,” Anwar told Pakistan’s Aaj television station, adding that most homes in Muzaffarabad, the area’s capital, were damaged, and schools and hospitals collapsed. The death toll was at least 1,600 in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province, said Akram Durani, the province’s top elected official. Ataullah Khan Wazir, police chief in the northwestern district of Mansehra, said authorities there pulled the bodies of 250 students from the wreckage of one girls’ school in the village of Ghari Habibibullah. About 500 students were injured, he said. Dozens of children were feared killed in other schools. Mansehra, about 90 miles northwest of the capital, was believed to be a hotbed of Islamic militant activity during the time the Taliban religious militia ruled neighboring Afghanistan. Al-Qaida operatives trained suicide squads at a camp there, Afghan and Pakistani sources told The Associated Press in 2002. Afghanistan appeared to suffer the least damage. In its east, an 11-year-old girl was crushed to death when a wall in her home collapsed, police official Gafar Khan said. A U.S. military spokesman, Lt. Col. Jerry O’Hara, said the quake was felt at Bagram, the main American base in Afghanistan, but he had no reports of damage at bases around the country. The United Nations said it was working with Pakistan, Afghanistan and India on an emergency response to the quake. President Bush offered condolences, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the United States was ready to help. “At this difficult time, the United States stands with its friends in Pakistan and India, just as they stood with us and offered assistance after Hurricane Katrina,” Rice said in a statement. In Pakistan, Musharraf and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz ordered the military to extend “all-out help” to quake-hit areas and appealed to the nation to stay calm. Helicopters and C-130 transport planes took troops and supplies to damaged areas, but landslides and rain hindered rescue efforts. The only serious damage reported in Pakistan’s capital was the collapse of a 10-story apartment building, where at least 10 people were killed and 126 were injured. Hospital doctors said the dead included an Egyptian diplomat, and the Japanese Foreign Ministry in Tokyo said two Japanese were killed. A man named Rehmatullah who lived near the apartment building said dust enveloped the wreckage. “I rushed down, and for some time you could not see anything because of the dust. Then we began to look for people in the rubble,” he said. “We pulled out one man by cutting off his legs.” “It was like hell,” added Nauman Ali, who lives in a nearby building. “I was tossed up in my bed and the ceiling fan struck against the roof.” Aided by two large cranes, hundreds of police and soldiers helped remove chunks of concrete, one of which was splattered with blood. One rescue worker said he heard faint cries from people trapped in the rubble. In Abbotabad, north of Islamabad, dozens of injured quake victims and other patients lay on the lawn of the city hospital as staff with loudspeakers appealed to the public for food and other relief supplies. One of the injured was an 8-year-old boy, Qadeer, whose father, a farmer named Jehangir, said the only buildings left standing in their village were a mosque and a school. Qadeer lay unconscious, his right leg heavily bandaged. Authorities laid out dozens of bodies under sheets in a damaged sports stadium in Muzaffarabad.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_imgStory Links Full Schedule Roster The comeback victory sets up a showdown next week between the MVC’s two undefeated teams in conference play as Drake (15-4, 8-0 MVC) travels to Cedar Falls to take on UNI (15-4, 8-0 MVC) on Friday, Jan. 27. Photo Gallery Hittner led the team with nine rebounds and added 14 points. Hittner also recorded three steals and a career-best five assists in the Bulldogs’ ninth-consecutive win. HTML Box Score Preview Next Game: Drake saw five ties and eight lead changes in the first two quarters of the game against Indiana State (10-8, 4-3 MVC). The Bulldogs led 37-34 with just under four minutes left in the second quarter, but suffered a scoring drought for the remainder of the quarter as the Sycamores locked down the lead for the first half at 41-37 behind a 7-0 closing run. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team rallied from a halftime deficit to beat Indiana State, 76-62, Sunday afternoon, Jan. 22, at the Knapp Center for its eighth-straight win in Missouri Valley Conference play.Senior Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) had a game-high of nine assists in addition to her 13 points, eight rebounds and three steals. Ingle’s near triple-double helped her become the MVC’s all-time leader in career assists with 687. She eclipsed Melanie Boeglin of Indiana State (685, 2002-06). Drake’s Connie Newlin (1978-82) has the school’s top total with 767. Live Stats 1350 ESPN DES MOINES ESPN3 Listen Live Watch Live Indiana State scored the first points of the third quarter, but an offensive outburst followed for the Bulldogs who answered with an 8-0 run to claim a 45-43 lead. Indiana State quickly tied the contest at 45-all, but Drake again responded this time with back-to-back three-pointers by senior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) and freshman Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) to take the lead that carried throughout the rest of the second half and secured the lead that would ultimately win the game.   The Bulldogs were once again paced in scoring by Wendell with a game-high of 29 points. Wendell moved to third all-time in MVC history in career points with 2,289 moving past Casey Garrison of Missouri State (2,271, 2008-12) As a team, Drake shot 92.3 percent at the free throw line with 12-of-13 shooting. They also registered 20 points off turnovers, nine fast-break points and ten steals. PDF Box Score at UNI 1/27/2017 – 7 PM Tipoff at the McLeod Center in Cedar Falls is scheduled for 7 p.m. and the game will be broadcast live on The Valley on ESPN3 and on radio 1350-AM ESPN Des Moines. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

first_imgHOSPITAL bosses have been given the keys to the new temporary outpatient department at Scally Place in Letterkenny.The rebuild programme at Letterkenny Hospital is underway involving a number of projects being worked on simultaneously, prioritising key patient areas.The Outpatient Department was one of the areas damaged by flood waters and Outpatient clinics were relocated to a number of different temporary locations within the hospital and around the town and county. It was decided to source offsite accommodation for the Outpatient Department (OPD) for a period of two years while the long-term plan for the restoration of the OPD onsite is progressed.Following a detailed and exhaustive evaluation process, a location was selected at Scally Place and work was undertaken to prepare it for clinical use. The building was handed over to the hospital on Monday 02 December.This week a number of clinics will relocate with the intention that by Monday 09 December all outpatient clinics that are currently offsite will run from this new location.Sean Murphy, General Manager, Letterkenny Hospital commented, “Our Outpatient Department was seriously affected by the flood waters. “We have been running up to 40 different clinics in temporary locations every week since the end of July and it has been very inconvenient for patients. It has also been inefficient as staff, records, and clinical supplies are required to move from one location to another.“I am delighted that we now have an interim location that will meet the needs of our patients and will make life easier for staff.“We are including address details for the Interim Outpatient Department in the letters we send to patients advising them of their next clinic appointment date and time. I would ask all patients to read their letters carefully and not assume that their next appointment will take place in the location where they had their last appointment.“I must stress that this is an interim arrangement only while the rebuild programme is underway at the hospital and I can confirm that OPD services will return to the hospital in due course.“We have a complex schedule of rebuild works underway at the hospital with our priority focused on the Emergency Department and the Acute Medical Assessment Unit (scheduled completion March 2014), the Pharmacy, Cardiac Investigations and Pulmonary Investigations (scheduled completion February 2014). I will keep you updated on progress on these and other projects at the hospital.” PATIENT INFO:The clinics which will run from the Interim Outpatient Department from Monday 09 December are:MedicalSurgical HaematologyRenalDiabeticENTNeurologyOrthopaedicFracture ClinicsMaxillofacialDermatologySt. Luke’sGeriatricsThe clinics which will continue to be provided from the main hospital include:AntenatalGynaecologyPaediatricsBreast ClinicsOncology‘TEMPORARY’ OUTPATIENT DEPARTMENT HANDED OVER TO HOSPITAL BOSSES was last modified: December 3rd, 2013 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)last_img read more

first_imgGay Byrne is being remembered as the voice of RTÉ in our lifetime, a pioneer and a man of exceptional talent today following the sad news of his death at the age of 85.The veteran broadcaster passed away at his home in Dublin following a long illness.He was a broadcasting legend, but in West Donegal, he is being thought of as a popular neighbour. Gay and his wife Kathleen bought a holiday home outside Dungloe 40 years ago and enjoyed their summers in the north west. Donegal Deputy Pat the Cope Gallagher has expressed his deep personal sadness on the death of Gay Byrne today. In the tribute, Deputy Gallagher hailed Gay as “the pioneer of Irish broadcasting pushing the boundaries out, breaking new ground and charting new courses on otherwise uncharted territory – some called it controversial but to Gay it was just breaking new ground and natural journalism.”Depury Gallagher also celebrated Gay’s connections to the county: “A frequent visitor to Donegal, where he made his second home in Tubberkeen just outside my native hometown of Dungloe, overlooking Dungloe Bay.  It is here he spent his free time with his wife and daughters. He compered the Mary from Dungloe Crowning Cabaret for many years and was also an adjudicator. “He was a very loyal adopted Dungloe man and visited there right up to recent years.  He together with his wife Kathleen and close friends could be seen walking and cycling the roads and the byways of the Rosses. Gay drew great solace from the peace and quiet of west Donegal where he was left to his own devices, and he came and went as one of our own.” Deputy Gallagher continued: “The passing of Gay is the end of an era of great Irish broadcasters, a career that spanned 60 years or more, a career that was an active agent of change and challenge to Irish societal views. “Gay Byrne’s place in broadcasting history is guaranteed for eternity because he was the original of our time and the pioneer that used the medium of broadcasting to change for the better a country’s very social fabric and understanding of modern life.“I wish to convey my deepest sympathies to his wife Kathleen, his daughters Crona, Suzy, grandchildren and wider family circle. His colleagues from RTÉ and all those who worked with him.“Gay was a true champion of public service and his duty to the people of Ireland will be unequalled by any other, he devoted his life to public service broadcasting, his listenership or viewers were his lifetime friends and they in turn viewed him as Uncle Gaybo.“Eternal rest grant unto him.” West Donegal TD remembers Gay Byrne as ‘one of our own’ was last modified: November 5th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

first_imgOAKLAND – The Philadelphia trio of Jimmy Butler, Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid are finding their stride during the Sixers’ West Coast trip. Now, with a nationally televised showdown against the champs Thursday night, the three players will try to see how they stack up against Golden State’s Big 5.Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup. When/Where: Oracle Arena, 7:30 p.m. (TNT)Sixers projected starting lineup: Wilson Chandler, Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Jimmy Butler, JJ Redick …last_img read more

first_imgPart of a broader climate change planThe website said that Palo Alto is in the process of creating a “Sustainability / Climate Action Plan” that includes goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions even more steeply than the state’s target of an 80 percent reduction by 2050.Pat Burt, a councilor who chairs the Policy and Services Committee, said that California has a history of adopting progressive building practices that are later picked up elsewhere in the U.S. and prove to be cost-effective.“This is going down the same path,” Burt told the website. “We looked at what things we can do sooner that would not have significant impacts… We felt it was a good measure and it would be sound practice for the long term.”Palo Alto in 2013 adopted a requirement that all new houses have rough-in wiring for charging electric vehicles. And it’s already starting to think about a new round of green building requirements, including a possible requirement for installing photovoltaic panels. The city council in Palo Alto, California, has adopted new measures aimed at making the community more aggressive than the state as a whole in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting green building.Two days before this year’s observance of Earth Day, councilors adopted an energy code ordinance that would make new residential and commercial projects 15 percent more efficient than current state targets, Palo Alto online reported.As part of the plan, all new single-family homes will have to include 500 square feet of dedicated space on the roof for the future installation of photovoltaic panels. Houses also will be required to accommodate diverter valves in laundry room drains for graywater irrigation.The city’s director of development services said the requirements would add about $2,000 to the cost of a 2,400-square-foot home.last_img read more