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Fire guts Corriverton apartment

first_img– 2 homelessTwo persons are now homeless after a fire, which is believed to be electrical in origin, gutted an apartment building at Corriverton on Saturday evening.Smoke was seen coming from the back of the three-apartment, one-storey concrete building at Lot 81 Rahaman Street, Corriverton, shortly after 20:00h.According to reports, no one was in the apartment, which was occupied by a teenaged couple, when the fire started. The quick response of residents prevented the fire from spreading. The other two apartments which were saved were occupied by four persons.Part of the gutted apartmentAccording to Melissa Soknandan, 19, she had just locked the door and gone to the front of the yard when she was alerted that smoke was coming from her apartment. She told Guyana Times that she went to the front of the yard to see if her husband, Raj Ramnarine, 19, was on his way home from work.The young lady explained that as she rushed to the apartment, two men broke in and began to douse the blaze.Raj Ramnarine, 19, who lost everything in the fire“When I run inside mi fren hold me from me hair and pull me back, so me can’t get to save anything, so all me thing bun up,” the young woman said in tears.The teenager noted that apart from the furnishings in the apartment, she also lost all of her clothing. On Sunday, when this publication visited the scene, the woman explained that she was wearing clothing, which was given to her by a friend.Residents explained that they did not know a telephone number for the Springlands Fire Station, which is located about three minutes away, so they were unable to alert the firemen stationed there. They, however, called the Guyana Fire Service in Georgetown. The Springlands Fire Station, along with the Rose Hall Fire Station, which is 30 miles away, and the New Amsterdam Fire Station, some 50 miles away, were all alerted and responded.Melissa Sooknanand, homeless at 19Meanwhile, Mahatam Sookram broke into the burning building with the aim of putting out the fire which was quickly spreading across the interior of the house. He explained that after his friend got in through a window, he broke a pipeline leading to a water tank to get water.“Each house have one, one tank, so we help out one another and use pail and take the water and out the fire. When the Fire Service come, the fire did already out.”Sookram went into the burning house with the experience he gained two weeks prior when a building across the street was on fire.On that occasion, fire was seen coming from the upper flat of a two-storey building. Three adults and two children were in the building at the time. Their concern was grabbing some of their personal belongings from the burning building.Sookram and his friend were on hand and went into operation, as other neighbours joined in. By the time the Fire Service arrived, the blaze had already been extinguished.There was no damage to the lower flat, and the occupants continued to live in the upper flat until Friday, when the landlord asked them to remove.Meanwhile, Ramnarine, a chain boy attached to the Skeldon Sugar Estate, told <<>> that when he arrived home on Saturday, it was all over. According to him, he was at a friend’s house when his wife came and told him what had happened.“When I ask she, she say some fuse box did sparking over the TV and drop on the TV and catch afire…”The young couple are hoping that they will be able to get their lives back together within a short period of time.Anyone who wishes to assist can contact them on 685-4184.last_img read more

Farmer stabbed to death by stepson

first_imgAn argument between a Pomeroon River, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) man and his stepson ended in murder on Sunday morning.Eon Williams’s body being transported to the Oscar Joseph District HospitalDead is Eon Williams of Grant Bethany, Pomeroon River.Reports are the 40-year-old man and his 20-year-old stepson, along with another relative, were imbibing at their home about 03:00h on Sunday when an argument ensued between the accused and his cousin.Guyana Times was told that the stepfather intervened to make peace, but he too became embroiled in an argument with the accused. The man then picked up an old standby generator frame and hit his stepson on his hand. In retaliation, the 20-year-old armed himself with a knife and dealt his stepfather a fatal stab to his right abdomen. The man fell to the ground where he bled out. The Police were informed and visited the scene about 07:30h on Sunday.The body was brought out by the Police to Charity by boat, and doctors at the Oscar Joseph District Hospital, Charity confirmed the death.Williams’s stepson is presently in Police custody assisting with the investigation.last_img read more

Suspect located in Chetwynd death

first_imgPolice say a man has been arrested in connection with the death of a Moberly Lake man.Corporal Dan Moskaluk, of the North District Major Crimes Unit, says the unidentified man had fled to Alberta, but was later arrested on unrelated charges. He has now been returned to B.C., and is being held in custody on the unrelated matter.- Advertisement -On July 30th, Chetwynd RCMP responded to a report of a injured male, at which point they discovered 48 year-old Harley James Allison suffering from undetermined injuries. Allison passed away from his injuries on Aug. 1st, and police have confirmed that he was the victim of an assault.The investigation into Allison’s death continues, and Moskaluk says police will make a recommendation of charges in the coming months.last_img read more


first_imgA big-hearted Donegal petrol station operator has given away thousands of euro worth of free fuel after holding a closing-down sale.Excol Service Station operator Robert Spence gave customers half price unleaded petrol as a ‘thank you’ for their support.The businessman had operated the garage at the Dry Arch Roundabout in Letterkenny on behalf of the receiver Martin Ferris since March 2010. However the business was put up for auction recently and Mr Spence was unsuccessful in his bid for the property.Mr Spence had to vacate the premises yesterday and found himself with a supply of unleaded petrol in his tanks which he could not take with him.Up until yesterday a litre of unleaded at the station cost €1.55.9.“I decided that instead of just leaving it there I would make some money on it and give it to my many loyal customers a going away present. “If people filled up their tanks then they only had to pay half the price.“Let’s just say it didn’t stop here for a few hours,” he said.Indeed at one stage there were tailbacks into Mr Spence’s service station for almost half a mile.One woman exclaimed “I wish I had a bigger car so I could fill it up more.”Mr Spence said he was sad to be leaving the premises. He said he now hopes the new operator will give due consideration to taking on the 20 employees at the petrol station and shop.FREE PETROL – GARAGE BOSS GIVES AWAY FUEL AS A THANK YOU TO CUSTOMERS was last modified: July 19th, 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:EXCOLFREE PETROLMACE DRY ARCHROBERT SPENCElast_img read more

Williams Launches Second Best Hammer Throw In Program History

first_imgWilliams was one of a limited number of Bulldogs in action Thursday night on the first night of the Kansas Relays. Maximilian Fridrich made his season debut on the track and took 11th in the unseeded section of the 5,000 meters in 15:06.96, just four seconds off his personal best. In the women’s unseeded 5,000 meters, Rachel Selva continued to run well, finishing sixth in 17:30.08 to narrowly miss a personal best. Olivia Rogers claimed fifth in the unseeded 1,500 meters at 4:48.98. Drake Individual Men5,000 Meters (Unseeded)11. Maximilian Fridrich, 15:06.9619. Kyle Cass, 15:27.38 LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Drake University track and field team’s throwers continued the program’s resurgence as freshman Katelyn Williams posted the teams’ second-best recorded mark in the women’s hammer throw in school history Thursday evening at the Kansas Relays. Kansas RelaysWednesday Results Drake Individual Women800 Meters (Unseeded)4. Meghan Kearney, 2:16.805. Tess Misgen, 2:17.96 Story Links The women’s unseeded 800 meters yielded a pair of top-five finishes with Meghan Kearney taking fourth in 2:16.80 followed by Tess Misgen in fifth at 2:17.96. The Bulldogs resume action at Rock Chalk Park Friday morning with a full day of competition on the slate.center_img Thursday Results (HTML) Williams’ throw of 168-10 (51.46m) earned her second place in the competition, just seven inches behind the winner. 1,500 Meters (Unseeded)5. Olivia Rogers, 4:48.98 5,000 Meters (Unseeded)6. Rachel Selva, 17:30.0819. MyKaela Cole, 18:36.40 Thursday Resutls (PDF) Hammer Throw2. Katelyn Williams, 168-10 (51.46m)  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Emergency adoption needed: Two abandoned kittens due to be put to sleep today

first_imgTwo kittens were found abandoned in a garden in the Balleybofey area yesterday.They are due to be put to sleep at 5pm today if not adopted.For more information please don’t hesitate to call 0879045359, or contact Donegal Daily on Facebook or email Emergency adoption needed: Two abandoned kittens due to be put to sleep today was last modified: October 8th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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

Douglas fans 10 to lead Del Norte to Lakin tourney victory over Hoopa Valley

first_imgCrescent City >> Allison Douglas struck out 10 and allowed three hits as the Del Norte Warriors defeated Hoopa Valley 6-1 Wednesday evening in the first round of the Charlie Lakin Championship Tournament at Del Norte High School. Del Norte looked poised to make it a quick evening. After Douglas struck out the side in order in the top half of the first, Del Norte’s Payten Healy and Brook Nolan stroked consecutive singles off Hoopa pitcher Hallee Colegrove. Douglas then reached on an error, …last_img read more

Board games make learning fun

first_imgKids play Get to Know Your Legislature,a board game that teaches them theimportance of knowing how the country’slaw-making body operates.(Image: Dan Modiakgotla) The HIV/Aids board game designed toeducate both kids and adults on the disease.Tamara O’ReillyWhile technological advancements are part of modern-day educational programmes, one man still believes in the power of hands-on board games.Dan Modiakgotla, creator of Afro Games, believes in going back to basics in order to prepare for the future.Many youth centres around the Northern Cape are benefiting from the series of Afro Games board games. People of all ages are learning more about dealing with issues such as HIV/Aids, financial planning and self improvement.Modiakgotla has an existing set of 14 games that target not only psychological development, but also language and mathematical skills. One such game, Brain Teaser, is specially designed to improve language and spelling abilities. Like the well known game Scrabble, players can build words, in any language, of between four to 13 letters.Get to Know Your Legislature educates communities about provincial governments’ legislative processes. It highlights the importance of public participation and encourages players to engage with law makers.The Department of Education has expressed interest in using Modiakgotla’s games, while the Department of Social Services has already adopted the popular HIV/Aids awareness game.“When it comes to HIV/Aids education people are given T-shirts, caps and water bottles,” says Modiakgotla. “These items do not engage with the psyche of a person so I thought of something that will stay in the minds of people for a long time. It’s great because if the games are played in households, it encourages parental participation and families to engage with each other on a fun level.”For scholars who have trouble grasping lessons and who need extra academic attention, the Study Guide and Maths Quiz allow students to learn from each other and to interact both in and outside the classroom.Modiakgotla is particularly proud of his “masterpiece”, a game called, That’s Life. It’s a morale booster that contains quotes from religious scriptures and various motivational speakers.“I am specifically proud of this game because it teaches teenagers so many things. Things that are oblivious or don’t make much sense when you’re a teenager. It’s great for boosting low self esteem that so many of our youth suffer with today,” he says.Modiakgotla grew up in a household of board game lovers. His regular opponent on the chessboard, his uncle, taught him perseverance and concentration. He soon realised the benefits of board games, not only in the academic sense, but also in character building.And it’s fun! Each board game can have up to 16 players and there are no age limits. Modiakgotla has also steered away from traditional dice and beads and has modified accessories to complement the games.The materials for each game are of shop quality, says Modiakgotla. It was an expensive step but one that he believes was important for marketing his business and ensuring that buyers get value for their money.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Tamara O’Reilly at linksDepartment of EducationAfrogamesBoard Games South Africalast_img read more

Twitter Use Up Among Social Network, Mobile, and Younger Users

first_imgThe study also shows that more than half of all Internet users use a mobile, wireless connection, such as a laptop or cell phone. In December 2008, around 14 percent of these users were using a status updating service or microblog; now, that number has risen to one out of four mobile users. For non-mobile, non-wireless Internet users, 8 percent currently use Twitter, as compared to 6 percent last year. Mobile users also said they used their mobile devices primarily to stay in touch with others and access information online. Twitter use and status updates in general are on the rise among Internet users overall and several specific user groups as compared to 2008 and earlier this year, according to research just released from the Pew Internet Project.In December 2008 and April 2009, the organization’s studies showed that around 11 percent of Internet users were using a microblogging or status updating service. That number has now risen to 19 percent, one out of every five Internet users. The three major growth areas driving this increase are social network users, mobile web users and users younger than 44 years old.Results were based on a daily tracking survey of Americans’ Internet use and data fromtelephone interviews conducted by Princeton Survey Research International betweenAugust 18 and September 14, 2009, among a sample of 2,253 adults.Most importantly, each factor was considered independently. In other words, results for any particular group of users are not simply because that group is younger or generally more familiar with technology than other groups.Thirty-five percent of those who use social networks such as MySpace, Facebook or LinkedIn reported that they also use Twitter or a similar service, compared to 6 percent of users whose only social network is Twitter. Overall, around 49 percent of Internet users are also using social network sites. Tags:#twitter#web The final growth area identified in the Pew study was younger users. Those under the age of 44 reported a rapidly increasing adoption rate, from 19 percent last year to 37 percent last year. Users 45 and older, on the other hand, have been much slower to adopt Twitter or a similar service. Interested parties can view the full Pew report here. Related Posts jolie odellcenter_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Interestingly, gadget geeks represent a large and growing group of Twitter users. Almost 40 percent of Internet users with four or more Internet-connected devices use Twitter. The fewer the gadgets, the less a user is likely to connect via a microblog or status updating service. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Auditlast_img read more

UK Will Be Fair To Indian Software Developers: May

first_imgBritish Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday vowed that Brexit will level the playing field for migrant workers in the UK, with migrants from the European Union (EU) no longer being able to jump the queue ahead of those from countries such as India.Read it at The Hindu Related Itemslast_img