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By Utamu Bellerecently-elected Mayor of Linden, Carwyn Holland believes that the town will be a key gateway to Brazil, as well as a hub for commerce, transport, hospitality and mining services.During an address to Lindeners at the launch of the annual Linden Town Week on Sunday, Holland disclosed his belief that the bauxite-rich town would be great again and reiterated his promise of developing it into a city.Referencing plans of the recently-elected Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC), the Mayor outlined several initiatives which are set to come on stream in the community.Linden Mayor Carwyn Holland“We are working to realise a completed road from Brazil to Linden, and the bridge linking Region Seven, with our Region, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) to increase business traffic. We need to develop boardwalks on both banks of the river. We need to change the infrastructural face of our town. We need a municipal mall; a better garbage disposal system; upgrading of our educational system; advancement of art, culture, sports, entertainment and eco-tourism; jobs for our youths…Contracts for jobs in Linden should be of primary benefit to Lindeners,” the Mayor indicated.He said the soon-to-be-opened toll station at Kara Kara, Mackenzie, will bring enough revenue, as compensation for the wear and tear of heavy-duty trucks which traverse the Linden roadways. Holland added that the community was poised for increased job creation through public infrastructural projects. He stressed, however, that development of the town requires a cooperative effort, as he indicated that it was time for a shift in thinking by Lindeners. As such, he encouraged residents to broaden their way of thinking.Holland also called on Lindeners to collaborate in every sector, while stressing the need for a secure environment where businesses and investors can thrive. All this, he said, can be achieved with the help of Government, and investors buying in to the community’s development plans. The Diaspora, he stated, is needed now more than ever, for its international expertise. Additionally, the Linden Mayor made a call for entrepreneurs to arise and realise a business vision.“Be enterprising, it is the resolve of every Lindener. Your new Town Council is strong in advocating for small businesses and entrepreneurship. Whatever is your business dream, come and talk with us, we want to see small businesses thrive. Together we can foster a development agenda that will improve the way of life for all Lindeners and promote prosperity and prestige for our town,” he said.Holland said the realisation of that vision required best business practices and principles as well as the adaptation of green, environmentally friendly endeavours, adding that it was time for the community to embrace order and discipline.“It is time to experience true freedom. It is time to experience true democracy and it is time to experience true development. I am proud of Linden and all that we’ve endured, we are still standing.As a town, our development requires that we all play our part in bringing about our success…We need to be united, we need to have a progressive mindset…We must treat our town as the jewel of this nation that it is…”The Mayor further stated that Linden could and would return to being a better place where people from overseas would once again flock for products and services. He said he was committed to a new, enterprising, all-inclusive and corruption-free culture.”Linden will be the place to be. Linden will be the model of true development,” he stated.
The 13th annual Seven Seas 11-race cycling programme is slated to begin at the inner circuit of the National Park today from 09:00h.The programme will be targeting a wide range of racers starting from the junior level all the way up to the veterans.However, the main event of the day will see the top cyclists in the country match pedals. The race will include Andrew Hicks, Christopher Cornelius, Jornel Yearwood, and Raphael Leung; all of whom represented Guyana in the Junior Caribbean Championships, held in St Lucia.Kennard Lovell will be looking to emerge victorious after five laps in the Veterans Under-45 race but will have to outride Junior Niles.All eyes will be on Linden Blackman who is also expected to outride the other contenders in the five-lap race for Veterans Over-45 years.In addition to these races, there will be a 10-lap race for Juvenile riders as well as a two-lap race for BMX Boys 6-9 years old and a three-lap race for BMX Boys 9-12 years old.The event will also feature female riders as they compete in a three lap race for girls between the ages of 12 and 14.Andrew Hicks
Residents and council members will pose questions on the different proposed sites to several experts during the first meeting. The experts will come back with answers at a second meeting. Both dates have yet to be set. The council also blocked the hiring of an environmental firm and a proposal to begin installing underground utilities that the previous council had approved. Baroldi said he doesn’t think the council is starting over. “We just need some explanation before we make a decision,” Baroldi said. “The previous council made the selection, but Howard and I walked and talked to a lot of people. It was pretty clear there’s a consensus to have the current \ site be the new site.” Councilwoman Tela Millsap said she hopes the council isn’t starting over. LA HABRA HEIGHTS – As a result of the March 6 election that brought two new members onto the City Council, the council Friday decided to revisit the issue of selecting a site for a new fire station. Prior to the election, the city held several meetings on the issue and two months ago actually selected a new site. Councilmen Layne Baroldi and Howard Vipperman were elected in March. They were opponents of the site selected by the council before the election. The council decided in the wee hours Friday morning to hold two study sessions in May to look at possible alternative sites for the new fire station. “We’re giving everyone a last chance to ask questions,” Millsap said. “There are those residents who feel confused and feel like they don’t have all of the facts. It’s a last attempt to put everything out there.” During Thursday’s meeting, Vipperman attempted to get the council to vote to build the station on the current City Hall/Fire Station property. But no vote was taken and instead the council decided to hold the two study sessions. Vipperman proposed building a new station where the existing council chambers are. That would mean the Fire Department or City Hall would not have to move, he said. But it would be a much smaller station than proposed by City Manager Ron Bates. He has suggested 10,000 to 12,000 square feet. The council chambers are about half that size. “This is a really good site,” Vipperman said. “It’s something we can all get behind.” But Mayor Brian Bergman said he wasn’t sure. “If you can build it for less money and not build an inferior building, I can get in line,” Bergman said. “I can’t get in line if it’s going to take an extra million dollars to fund this thing.” firstname.lastname@example.org (562)698-0955, Ext. 3022 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
An Iraqi army officer who was familiar with the search said he saw five badly burned bodies inside a Humvee at the site, suggesting the remains may not have been recognizable. The officer spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to disclose the information. He also said joint U.S.-Iraqi forces had sealed off the area and were conducting house-to-house searches, rounding up dozens of suspects. The military declined to comment on detentions but said troops were looking for suspects. The Iraqi officer said U.S. troops singled out seven suspects from as many as 50, including a wounded man who was hiding in a house and confessed to participating in the attack. He said most of the houses searched near the attack contained only women and children because the men had fled, fearing arrest. “I was in my cucumber field when I heard a big explosion followed by shootings. I ran toward my house because I was afraid that I would be arrested if spotted in the field,” Mizaal Abdullah, a 37-year-old farmer who was in the custody of the Iraqi army, said by telephone. “This is the third time that I have been arrested. Each time, the real attackers flee the area and innocent people like me get arrested.” The attack occurred at 4:44 a.m. about 12 miles west of Mahmoudiya, a town of about 65,000 in a Sunni area dubbed the “Triangle of Death” for the frequent attacks against Shiite civilians and U.S. and Iraqi forces. On June 16, 2006, two American soldiers – Pfc. Kristian Menchaca of Houston and Pfc. Thomas Tucker of Madras, Ore. – went missing after their Humvee was ambushed at a checkpoint near Youssifiyah, north of Mahmoudiya. Their bodies were found days later, tied together with a bomb between one of the victims’ legs. But the remains were not recovered until the next morning, after an Iraqi civilian warned that bombs had been planted in the area. A third soldier, David J. Babineau, 25, of Springfield, Mass., was found dead at the scene of the attack. Five U.S. soldiers also have been charged in the rape of a 14-year-old Mahmoudiya girl and the killing of her and her entire family, and three have pleaded guilty in the March 12, 2006, attack, which was initially blamed on insurgents. Also Saturday, the military announced the death of an American soldier from a bomb attack Friday near Iskandariyah, 30 miles south of Baghdad. At least 30 Iraqis were reported killed or found dead elsewhere in Iraq, including a Sunni physician shot to death on his way home from work in the northern city of Mosul. Seventeen bullet-riddled bodies showing signs of torture – apparent victims of so-called sectarian death squads usually led by Shiite militias – also turned up on the streets in Baghdad. All but two were found on the predominantly Sunni western side of the Tigris River that divides the capital where sectarian violence appears to be on the rise. More than 3,380 members of the U.S. military have died since the Iraq war started in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. But few have been kidnapped, due largely to strict military procedures for those on patrol or at checkpoints. U.S. troops in Iraq travel in groups of armored vehicles, usually Humvees, and procedures are in place to keep track so no one is left behind. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BAGHDAD – U.S. and Iraqi troops searched house-to-house and combed fields with their bare hands Saturday after American troops and their Iraqi interpreter came under attack south of Baghdad, leaving five dead and three missing. The attack west of Mahmoudiya, in an area known as the Sunni “Triangle of Death,” was one of the most devastating against U.S. soldiers since the Bush administration began sending some 30,000 additional U.S. troops to help secure Baghdad almost three months ago. In June, two American soldiers were abducted in the nearby town of Yusufiya. Their badly tortured bodies were later recovered. The military said the patrol was struck in a pre-dawn explosion. A nearby unit heard the blast and the search was launched after communication could not be established with the patrol, the military said. Shortly after the blast, a drone observed two burning vehicles. An emergency response unit arrived at the scene and found five members of the team dead and three others missing. Checkpoints were established throughout the area, while helicopters and jets buzzed overhead. AP Television News footage showed Iraqi soldiers picking through cattails and other weeds as they searched fields and canals for clues. Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, a U.S. military spokesman, said the search would continue throughout the night. “A lot of our vehicles have thermal capabilities, which sometimes work better at night than they do during the day,” he said. The military refused to specify whether the Iraqi interpreter was among those killed or missing and would not give more details about where the bodies were found.
0Shares0000Tammy Abraham, Wayne Routledge and Nathan Dyer help Swansea score eight times in a thumping FA Cup rout © AFP / Geoff CADDICKLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 7 – Swansea racked up the biggest FA Cup win in their history as Tammy Abraham and Nathan Dyer inspired an 8-1 thrashing of Notts County in Tuesday’s fourth round replay.Despite fielding a much-changed side, Swansea settled any potential nerves with two goals in the space of as many first-half minutes at the Liberty Stadium. Swansea striker Abraham put the Premier League club in front from close range on 18 minutes, with Dyer swiftly adding another on the break.Dyer made it 3-0 on the half-hour with a low shot from the edge of the penalty area, before Noor Husin got County on the scoresheet after 36 minutes.There was, though, to be no fairytale comeback for the League Two promotion chasers, as Abraham scored again in first-half stoppage time.Kyle Naughton made it 5-1 with a deflected volley following a corner on 53 minutes and Wayne Routledge curled in a sixth before midfielder Tom Carroll crashed home a well-taken seventh on 65 minutes.Daniel James scores on a memorable debut for Swansea © AFP / Geoff CADDICKDaniel James marked his debut with a goal on 84 minutes to complete the rout.Swansea’s demolition job means boss Carlos Carvalhal can look forward to a fifth round trip to Sheffield Wednesday, the Championship club who sacked him earlier this season.Carvalhal has made an impact since arriving at the Liberty Stadium just a few days after departing the Owls on Christmas Eve, with Swansea beating both Liverpool and Arsenal to drag themselves out of the Premier League relegation zone.“It is important if it is the best result in the history (of the club), but the most important thing is the attitude of the players that made all the difference,” Carvalhal said.“I spoke to them before the game that we have a challenge tonight. I am very proud of the players as they accepted the challenge.”Top-flight strugglers Huddersfield will face Manchester United in the fifth round after winning 4-1 at second-tier Birmingham after extra time.Birmingham had taken the lead on 52 minutes when Che Adams turned on the edge of the penalty area to drill in a low shot.Huddersfield were soon level when Blues defender Marc Roberts inadvertently knocked the ball past keeper David Stockdale for an own goal.Steve Mounie headed Huddersfield in front four minutes into extra time.Rajiv van la Parra scored from a rebound to swiftly make it three, before Tom Ince drove in a fourth on 106 minutes to secure the Terriers a clash against United, who lost 2-1 at the John Smith’s Stadium in October.Rochdale, struggling in League One, caused an upset as they beat Championship side Millwall 1-0 to book a fifth round home date against either Tottenham or Newport, who meet at Wembley on Wednesday.With Millwall fielding a weakened team, Ian Henderson ignored the dreadful condition of the Spotland pitch to settle a scrappy game when he slotted home from close range after 53 minutes.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
1 Yevhan Konoplyanka in action for Dnipro Fiorentina are weighing up a move for Liverpool and Tottenham target Yevhen Konoplyanka, reports in Italy claim.The Ukraine international has been linked with a move away from Dnipro for some time now, having been the subject of much interest during the summer transfer window.West Ham reportedly had a £12m bid rejected, while Liverpool and Spurs were also said to be monitoring the situation.Konoplyanka’s current contract runs out at the end of this season and the 24-year-old has told Dnipro that he has no plans to sign a new deal.That means the winger would be available on a free next summer, a proposition that has attracted the attention of a host of English clubs.However, according to Tuttosport, Fiorentina are now contemplating a January move for Konoplyanka in attempt to beat off any competition for his signature.The January transfer window will be the last time Dnipro can source a fee for the midfielder and as such he could be available for around £8m.
By Muhammed El-Hasan STAFF WRITER Employees entering Shaun Lee’s office open the door carefully lest they hit a guest sitting across from the company’s CEO. At about 8 feet by 8 feet, the room is smaller than some closets and most CEO offices. Faded wood-panel walls surround two fold-out tables pushed together to serve as a desk. Lee, who runs El Segundo-based Element Service Inc. and also serves as director of operations, has a utilitarian manner followed by the rest of his staff. “I’ve never felt I needed a big office,” Lee, 39, explained. Yet, his pragmatism belies grand ambition. Lee, who employs more than 30 workers in his heating and air conditioning business, plans to take his company public in January. He said that 2007 revenue “probably” will reach $3 million, up from $1.8 million last year. For 2008, Lee said he expects sales of $24 million. Element generates nearly all its revenue from installing and repairing heating and air conditioning units. The company emphasizes energy-efficient products. But Lee has bigger plans. He sees revenue in the hundreds of millions of dollars in coming years as his firm rolls out a new program similar to one that had been offered by – of all companies – Enron Corp. For a brief part of his long career, Lee did technical consulting for Enron, the failed, scandal-ridden Houston energy company. Enron had a profitable unit that used energy-efficient heating, air conditioning and lighting appliances to reduce clients’ electricity bills. That unit profited from a share of the savings. Three years ago, Lee tried a similar business model. Two years later, he added electricity-generating solar panels to his plan. Lee said he is negotiating with 10 national retailers to institute this energy-saving program. “We’re starting the initial proposal process now,” he said. If just one signs on, Element Service could dramatically raise its revenue. The El Segundo firm could make a profit of 40 percent on a client’s original electricity bill, Lee said. If accurate, that would represent staggeringly high revenue, considering the amount of electricity consumption at giant retailers and their distribution centers. “The revenue stream is massive,” Lee said. “The customer pays the money to Element, and Element pays their bill. And it’s up to Element to lower the electric bill further and make money on the difference.” Lee has not given this program a name yet. But it is the centerpiece of a larger Element growth plan that also includes the recent purchase of a majority stake in FridgeCare Inc., a Culver City maker of panels that reduce energy use in walk-in refrigerators by lowering humidity. Lee said he has secured $140 million in project financing. But he also plans to help finance his growth through a reverse merger with a public company called Utilisource Corp. Utilisource is a former power company dormant for the past seven years. Yet, Utilisource retains its public status and its shares are traded over the counter. So merging into Utilisource will allow Element to become public without the traditional complex and time-consuming process of going public. “It’s like an empty shell and I’m the snail crawling in,” Lee deadpanned. Although Utilisource exists only on paper, anticipation of the planned Jan. 1 merger has caused the stock price to fluctuate wildly, peaking at 35 cents recently before returning to the mid-teens. After the merger, Utilisource would issue more shares to the public to raise capital for his expansion plans. Element already is expanding. In 2005, Lee started the company in Van Nuys. Needing more space, Element relocated to Playa del Rey for about six months before finally ending up at its El Segundo location in April. Element originally had 4,000 square feet at its El Segundo headquarters, but has grown to 6,500 square feet by moving into adjacent space. The company recently opened an office in Clovis near Fresno. In November, another office will open in Camarillo. An additional office will open in January near San Diego. That will give Element coverage of a giant swath of California from Tracy, east of San Francisco, to the Mexican border. “The thing that’s setting us (apart) in our industry is I’ve been doing energy conservation since I was a teenager for my stepfather’s company 25 years ago,” Lee said. Lee began work in the heating and air conditioning industry even earlier than that. Starting in the fifth or sixth grade, Lee would help his grandfather on service calls for the elder’s company Can Do Heating & Air Conditioning. When Lee entered the seventh grade, his mother secured a work permit for him. “So I was legal,” he recalled. Lee then worked for his stepfather’s business installing air conditioning units. In 1986, Lee’s grandfather retired. So Lee, 18 at the time, asked if he could take over the company name. His grandfather said yes. “I got the name and a crate of pipe parts,” Lee said. “That’s all he had left, and that’s how I started the company.” Lee grew his new company to include about 30 employees. In 1997, he sold Can Do to a Chatsworth firm. Lee became executive sales director of that company. Lee left that business three years later, and began to do consulting work for other air conditioning companies. That work had him traveling throughout the U.S. For two years, he worked for Chatsworth-based Sanyo North America Corp., several times visiting the firm’s parent company in Japan. “It was always my dream to fly around the world, and here I was doing it on someone else’s dime,” Lee said. Lee has “always been a go-getter,” said Jason Zenter, Element’s service coordinator, who has worked with his boss on and off for two decades. “He’s always been beyond his years since I’ve known him. He grew up pretty quick,” said Zenter, who is the brother of Lee’s ex-wife. “He’s always finding ways of doing something new.” Despite 80-hour work weeks, Lee found time to race cars. From the age of 17 until 31, he participated in numerous races including Baja off-road competitions and the Long Beach Grand Prix. This workaholic, with big dreams and a small office, hopes business success will allow him to eventually achieve a less utilitarian goal: ownership of a private jet. email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Lotto & 100+ ClubThere was one winner of this weeks Lotto draw. The winner was Bernadette Ward and she receives €50. Next weeks jackpot is €700. The Lotto sellers in the coming weeks are: 4th February – Samuel Patterson, 11th February – Liam Kelly, 18th February – Paul Bradley and 25th February – Kieran Bradley.Names are still being taken for the 100+ Club for the coming year. New members are welcome to join. Weekly cash prizes and entry into our end of season draw are just some of the incentives for 100+ Club members. Please contact any executive member should you wish to join up.Minor BoardCircuit training for the U16 boys takes place this week in the clubhouse at 6.00pm on Friday and on training pitch on Sunday at 12.30pm. All players should attend. Remaining managerial positions have now been filled: U12 Boys: Lyndon Gillespie, Tony Gallagher; U12 Girls: Maura McCrudden and U16 Girls Charlie Doherty, Marie McColgan. Best of luck to all in the year ahead. Underage registration takes place at the clubhouse on Friday the 17th February from 6.30 to 8.00pm. This is for all underage boys and girls from U18 down to U6. Registration costs €10 per child or a maximum of €20 for a family (2 or more children). Club MeetingThe next club meeting takes place at the clubhouse this Friday the 3rd of February at 8.30pm. All are asked to attend this meeting.Night at the RacesThe re-scheduled Night at the Races takes place this Saturday night the 4th of February in The Lantern Inn starting at 9.00pm. All are welcome to come along for a good night.Adult MembershipMembership for 2012 is now due. Adult membership costs €30 per person and there is a special concession rate of €50 for an adult and their partner/husband/wife. All players must pay their membership before any games commence. Membership can be paid to club Registrar Denis McGill who can be contacted on (086) 3194326.Referee Beginner CourseA referees beginner course is being held in Jackson Hotel this Saturday the 4th of February starting at 9.30am. This is still open and anyone interested in taking part should get in touch with Patricia Kelly on (086) 1716171 . Strictly Come DancingThe club will be running a Strictly Come Dancing competition in the coming months. Training will get underway for this in the next few weeks. 16 people or 8 couples are required to get involved. Anyone interested in taking part should get in contact with Stephen Gallagher on (087) 2054484 or Patricia Kelly.GAA: RED HUGH’S GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: January 30th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA: RED HUGH’S GAA CLUB NOTES
THIS was the moment which showed that, just perhaps, we’re not the totally forgotten county anymore….as more tourists come to see us.Visiting Killybegs was the Saga Saphire, 200m long transiting to BelfastAt Moville was the Crystal Symphony at 240m long and destined for Galway. The two ships passed each other off the Donegal coast south west of Gola Island last evening.The photographs were taken with Donegal Airport and Carrickfinn Blue Flag Beach in the foreground; Inishfree Island to the left and Gola Island on the right.The Saga Saphire appears larger (closer) and is travelling from left to right.Danny McFadden was there for Donegal Daily to catch these beautiful pictures. LIKE SHIPS PASSING IN THE NIGHT…..2 GIANT CRUISERS OFF DONEGAL COAST was last modified: August 27th, 2014 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:carrickfincruise shipsdonegalGolaKillybegsmoville