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Cyclist killed after colliding with car on WCB

first_imgA West Coast Berbice (WCB) man was killed on Saturday afternoon after he reportedly collided into a motorcar on the Onverwagt Public Road, West Coast Berbice (WCB).Dead is 41-year-old Joel Jacobs of Number 28 Village, WCB. The accident occurred at about 15:30h on a bridge along the Onverwagt Public Road.According to the police report, hire car bearing registration number HC 8140, wasThe dead man’s bicycleproceeding east on the northern side of the said bridge whilst the pedal cyclist was proceeding in the opposite direction on the southern side of the bridge.The driver told investigators that while in the process of passing the bicycle, Jacobs suddenly swerved from south to north and in so doing, came into contact with the front right side of the hire car.As a result of the impact, the cyclist fell onto the bridge where he sustained injuries. He was picked up in an unconscious condition and taken to Fort Wellington Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The body of 41-year-old Jacobs is presently at Fort Wellington Hospital Mortuary awaiting a post mortem examination.Meanwhile, a breathalyser test was conducted on the driver and no alcohol was detected.The 27-year-old driver of El Dorado Village, WCB, remains in Police custody assisting with the investigation.last_img read more

Deulofeu double fires Watford into FA Cup final

first_img0Shares0000Gerard Deulofeu (centre) scores Watford’s third goal against Wolves in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley © AFP / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 7 – Javi Gracia hailed “angry” Gerard Deulofeu after the Spaniard came off the bench to spark an incredible comeback as Watford beat Wolves 3-2 to set up an FA Cup final against mighty Manchester City.Gracia’s side looked down and out at Wembley on Sunday, trailing 2-0 late in normal time before a moment of magic from Deulofeu and a nerveless last-gasp penalty from captain Troy Deeney pulled them level. Earlier, a goal from Matt Doherty in the first half and a second-half strike from Raul Jimenez had seemingly set Wolves on the path to their first FA Cup final since 1960 in a full-blooded cup tie.Wolves picked themselves up after the penalty and settled quickly at the start of extra time.But the momentum was with a physical Watford side and they took the lead for the first time in the match in the 104th minute after more brilliance from Spaniard Deulofeu, who rolled the ball past John Ruddy from a tight angle after holding off Conor Coady.“When everything was lost I think the team was able to show our character, our personality, our ambition and believing until the end we were able to win today,” said a proud Garcia.The Watford manager said he knew Deulofeu would have an important role to play.“At that moment I think he was angry when he started to play but I like to see my players this way with that attitude when they felt angry in this moment to show what they are able to do,” he said.– ‘Best of the rest’ –Watford and Wolves are battling to be the “best of the rest” in the Premier League behind the so-called ‘Big Six’ but on Sunday the focus of both clubs switched to the chance to win rare silverware.Watford striker Troy Deeney (right) celebrates scoring from the penalty spot in the FA Cup semi-final against Wolves © AFP / Glyn KIRKBoth teams struggled to find their rhythm during a scrappy opening spell with little in the way of clear-cut openings.Wolverhampton-born Andre Gray wasted a clear chance just after the half-hour mark, lifting Deeney’s cross over the crossbar from six yards after escaping the Wolves defence.Minutes later Heurelho Gomes did well to tip over a drive from Leander Dendoncker as Wolves poured forward.From the resulting corner, the ball was played short to Diogo Jota, who sent over an inviting cross that Doherty headed in to give Wolves a 36th-minute lead.Gray had another glorious chance to equalise on the stroke of half-time but Wolves captain Coady threw himself in front of a powerful shot to ensure his side went into the break in front.Wolves gave Watford a mountain to climb when Jimenez — the club’s new record signing — hooked the ball past Gomes after controlling a deep cross from Doherty in the 62nd minute.The Mexico international donned a yellow-and-black wrestling mask as the Wolves fans celebrated wildly.Watford huffed and puffed as they battled to get back into the game but Deulofeu, brought on in place of Will Hughes in the 66th minute, produced a moment of pure inspiration in the 79th minute.Masked man: Wolves forward Raul Jimenez dons a mask to celebrate his team’s second goal against Watford in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley © AFP / Ben STANSALLThe ball fell to him in the area and he picked his spot, chipping delicately over the head of Ruddy into the top corner, leaving the goalkeeper rooted to the spot.With time running out, Dendoncker was adjudged to have brought down Deeney in the penalty box and referee Michael Oliver pointed to the spot after a moment’s consideration, with the spot-kick confirmed by VAR.Deeney held his nerve and blasted the ball down the middle in the 94th minute, with Ruddy unable to keep it out.That took the game to extra time and Deulofeu applied the killer touch shortly before the end of the first period of extra time to send Watford through to next month’s final against quadruple-chasing Manchester City.Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo, whose side beat Manchester United in the last round, described “a moment of real pain and disappointment”.“The feeling that we had is that we had it and it got away from us,” he said. “We have to look at it. We have to realise that in the last minutes of the game we should have managed better.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘A waste of a wage’ – Blues’ fans angry at stars performance

first_img Chelsea striker Didier Drogba 1 Chelsea legend Didier Drogba’s return to Stamford Bridge has divided opinion between the Blues faithful, and having only scored three goals in eighteen games, the Ivorian is starting to feel the wrath from fans.The latest backlash came after the Premier League leaders left it late to snatch a vital victory at Queens Park Rangers.Cesc Fabregas scored the game’s only goal with just two minutes remaining, as Drogba – in the starting line-up in the absence of injured pair Diego Costa and Loic Remy – appeared dead on his feet in the closing stages.And Chelsea supporters were less than impressed with the “past it” 37-year-old frontman, as you can see below…last_img read more

Wal-Mart trims growth plans

first_imgSLOWDOWN: The company will build fewer stores, and new centers will be smaller. By Marcus Kabel THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The world’s largest retailer is going on a diet. Wal-Mart’s share price took a hit from the slowdown in growth plans. But some analysts welcomed the move to focus on keeping more of the cash Wal-Mart generates rather than spending furiously on new stores. Increased free cash flow, or the money left over after a company pays its expenses including capital expenditures, could make Wal-Mart shares more attractive by funding higher dividends, new technologies or acquisitions, analysts said. “Strong free cash flow is the key to corporate flexibility and potential growth. The highest quality companies, in my opinion, are able to self-finance their future growth from their free cash flow,” said Patricia Edwards, managing director and retail analyst at Wentworth, Hauser and Violich in Seattle, which manages about $12 billion in assets and holds about 35,700 Wal-Mart shares. Wal-Mart said sales will continue to slow after years of strong double-digit growth. The retailer is struggling on several fronts. Its apparel and home decor businesses are still trying to find the right mix of merchandise. It’s also finding fewer places to build new stores, and it faces tougher competition from other retailers. Schoewe said sales growth will fall to 9percent this fiscal year from nearly 12 percent the year before and then be between 5 percent and 8 percent the next two years. Wal-Mart’s fiscal year runs through January. Schoewe said Wal-Mart is focused on using the tremendous cash flow generated by its U.S. and international stores more efficiently, including building fewer giant Supercenter stores and managing corporate costs better. Wal-Mart’s annual square footage growth will decline from 8.8 percent last year to around 6 percent this year and between 5 percent and 6 percent in the next two years, Schoewe said. In terms of Supercenters, the flagship of Wal-Mart’s U.S. business, executives said the retailer will build 195 this year, about 170 next year and 140 the following year, compared with a historical standard of around 280 a year. Capital expenditure will be between $13.5billion and $15.2 billion in the next two fiscal years after about $15 billion this year. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Beset by shrinking sales growth, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Tuesday that it plans to build fewer and smaller stores as it cuts costs to help shore up profits. For the second time this year, Wal-Mart is trimming plans for capital expenditures to about $15billion from a June forecast of $15.5 billion in the face of continued decline in sales growth, Chief Financial Officer Tom Schoewe told investors and analysts at a conference. The original projection was $17 billion. Such efforts come as Wal-Mart’s customers are confronted with mounting financial worries that include not only higher food and gas prices but in recent months a widening credit crunch, which has hurt their ability to spend. “No doubt that our work has been made more difficult by the current economic environment,” said Eduardo Castro-Wright, head of Wal-Mart’s U.S. stores. He noted that Wal-Mart should be able to win by offering compelling merchandise and pursuing hot merchandising categories. The average size of new Supercenters will fall from nearly 195,000 square feet this year to around 180,000 in the next two years, operations executive Bill Simon added. last_img read more


first_imgOlympic athlete Brendan Boyce’s mother has revealed she never thought he would fulfill his dream – after he was diagnosed with a cancer aged just 5.Margaret Boyce revealed her horror when she found a tumour on her son’s back when he was just a child.Brendan, from Milford, was rushed to hospital and had the cancerous lump removed from his spine. Two months later he was given the all-clear and never looked back.Mum Margaret told Highland Radio she found it hard to believe her son was competing in the 50k walk around the streets of London last weekend.“I was just thinking back how far he’d come and I was very proud of him,” she said.Brendan said he never dwelled on his life-saving operation as a young boy. “I didn’t know too much about it. I don’t dwell on that at all. It happens to a lot of people and you just get on with it,” he said.Brendan smashed his own personal best time by two minutes to finish in 29th place and will now concentrate on the next Olympic Games in 2016 in Brazil.“My plan is to improve and by time Rio comes around I should be more competitive at the front of the field,” he said. OLYMPIC STAR BRENDAN OVERCAME CANCER SCARE REVEALS MOTHER was last modified: August 14th, 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:Brendan Boycecancertumourlast_img read more

Woman attempted to strike with stiletto in family ‘schemozzle’

first_imgTwo Letterkenny sisters have been fined after an incident during which one took off a stiletto and attempted to strike another person with it.Mary Hutchinson and Philomena Kelly were before Letterkenny District Court due to their part in the incident, which happened on Lower Main Street, Letterkenny, on September 26, 2015. Hutchinson (33) of 34 Cashtel Park, Lisnennan, Letterkenny was charged with assault.Kelly (29) of 4 Leck Cotteges, Letterkenny was charged with threatening/abusive/insulting behaviour.The sisters became embroiled in what was described by Sergeant McDaid as a ‘schemozzle’ after their brother was ejected from a Letterkenny pub the family had gone to to celebrate their sister’s anniversary.Hutchinson, the court heard, removed a stiletto and ‘attempted to strike’.The stiletto was picked up and hidden by a passer by.Kelly had initially attempted to separate the parties.“A schemozzle developed and there was swinging towards security staff,” Sergeant McDaid said.“She was trying to separate people and keep the peace, but then got involved.”Solicitor for Kelly, Mr Kieran Dillon, said the sisters ‘got upset’ about the ejection of their brother.“It was a family affair,” Mr Dillon said.“Unfortunately your plans and intentions are one thing, but actions and reality can be very different. This went further than intended.”Solicitor for Hutchinson, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said his client knew she had ‘let herself down’.“To try and get across the way she felt, to say that she feels disgusted is an understatement,” he said.“Comments were made by another person and the comments escalated events. They had a domino effect and the comments were the straw that broke the camels back.”Judge Paul Kelly fined each of them €250, with the money to be donated to St Vincent de Paul.Woman attempted to strike with stiletto in family ‘schemozzle’ was last modified: September 8th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Judge Paul KellyKieran DillonletterkennyLetterkenny District CourtMary HutchinsonPatsy GallagherPhilomena KellyStilettolast_img read more


first_imgRE-POSTED AS REMINDER: BRAVE Martina Maguire, pictured here, was just 16 when she passed away in January after a courageous battle with Leukemia.Her life and death had a profound effect on the people of Ardara.At her funeral a letter she wrote touched mourners. Part of it read: “Live for today. Love for today. Laugh louder today than yesterday.” Her brother Michael is planning a 10K run to honour her tomorrow – and to raise money for the people who helped Martina and his family through that ordeal.Michael has issued a final reminder and is hoping hundreds of people will take part in the walk and run for charity.Michael told today: “Martina was diagnosed last year with Leukemia and sadly lost her battle and passed away back in January.“When she was getting treatment back in October in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital I decided I wanted to organise a 10k fun/run and walk to raise proceeds for her Hospital. “We obtained a full race permit certified by Athletics Ireland issued by and thanks to Neil Martin of the Finn Valley Athletic club.“Now that she has passed we want even more for this race to be a success and for her memory to be hugely remembered and honoured on the day.“We are just a few hours away and we hope hundreds of people will make time to come along tomorrow, Saturday. The walk/race starts at 2pm. Runners and walkers both go at this time. Registration is held from 11am on the morning in the Ardara parish Centre located in the chapel grounds, registration is open up until 5 minutes before race time.“Entry fees are 10euro for adults and 5euro for students and youth. Prizes for all categories. Refreshments served after the race in the registration area. Race will begin and end in the Chapel Car Park. Everyone is welcome.“All proceeds of this event will go to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin and a local charity called The Charlie Bennett Fund.” There is a Facebook page called Ardara 10k, all this information and much more can be found here,  here is the link: poster on the event is below: is asking our 150,000 readers to get behind the event, take part if you can – or make a donation in memory of Martina.IN MEMORY OF MARTINA: HUNDREDS GET READY FOR ARDARA 10K was last modified: April 20th, 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)last_img read more

AVB fights to keep job – report

first_imgThe Daily Mail suggest Andre Villas-Boas is battling to keep his job as Chelsea manager.Club owner Roman Abramovich was at the Blues’ training ground on Saturday and Villas-Boas is understood to be ‘shaken’ by the visit, the paper says.Villas-Boas: ‘Shaken’It is claimed Abramovich spent half an hour with Villas-Boas demanding to know his tactics for the following day’s game against Manchester United, and spent the same amount of time in the dressing room speaking to the players after Sunday’s 3-3 draw.Meanwhile, England boss Fabio Capello’s public statement that he disagreed with the FA’s decision to strip John Terry of the captaincy dominates the news.The Daily Telegraph say Capello has put his future on the line with his show of support for the Chelsea defender.Mark Hughes may speak to Joey Barton about the player’s recent Twitter posts regarding Terry’s court case. (Related story: QPR boss may speak to Barton over tweets)And the Daily Mirror say Hughes could ban Barton from using Twitter altogether.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Ground-Source Heat Pumps (2010)

first_img RELATED ARTICLES For the past month, I’ve examined various home energy improvements for which one can earn a 30% federal tax credit. The last of these opportunities I’ll cover is ground-source heat pumps. A ground-source heat pump (GSHP) is also referred to as a “geothermal” heat pump, though I prefer the former terminology, to avoid confusion with true geothermal energy systems that rely on elevated temperatures deep underground from the Earth’s mantle. GSHPs are eligible for the 30% tax credit with no cap on the dollar amount that can be received. But this system may not be the best choice for home heating, and I’d like to offer some warnings about the potential for exaggerated claims and outright scams.GSHPs are pretty amazing systems. Like all heat pumps, they extract heat from one place (in this case, underground) and deliver that heat–at a higher temperature–to your house. That may sound impossible, but it’s how your kitchen refrigerator works. In the summer, heat pumps can be reversed to remove heat from your house, providing air conditioning.While electric resistance heat is 100% efficient at converting electricity into heat, a heat pump provides at least two to three units of energy for every one unit of energy consumed. This is often measured as the annual “coefficient of performance” or COP; a COP of 3.5 means an effective efficiency of 350%. (Note that if you consider the “source energy” that a power company uses to generate that electricity, the true efficiency numbers are significantly lower.) Ground-Source Heat Pumps (2009)GBA Encyclopedia: Heat Pumps: The BasicsGBA Encyclopedia: Green Heating OptionsAre Affordable Ground-Source Heat Pumps On the Horizon?Podcast: Ground Source Heat Pumps, Part 1: The BasicsPodcast: Ground-Source Heat Pumps, Part 2: Rules of ThumbPodcast: Ground-Source Heat Pumps, Part 3: Five QuestionsGround-Source Heat Pumps Don’t Save EnergyGround-Source Heat Pumps Have Low Operating CostsIs a Ground-Source Heat Pump a Renewable Energy System?Air-Source or Ground-Source Heat Pump?Heating a Tight, Well-Insulated Housecenter_img In cold climates, a GSHP has higher efficiency than an air-source heat pump (which extracts heat from the outside air), because temperatures underground are considerably warmer in the winter than the outside air. Installing a GSHP involves digging a trench or series of wells into which tubing is embedded. Either refrigerant, water, or antifreeze solution is circulated through this tubing. Another version pulls groundwater from a well as the heat source (or heat sink), and then returns the water to the well.To earn the 30% federal tax credit, a GSHP must be Energy Star listed. The Energy Star requirements vary by type and are currently as follows: a closed-loop GSHP has to have an energy efficiency ratio (EER) of at least 14.1 or a COP of at least 3.3; an open-loop GSHP must have an EER of at least 16.2 or a COP of at least 3.6; and a direct-exchange (DX) GSHP must have an EER of at least 15 or a COP of at least 3.5.The reason I’m not a huge proponent of GSHPs is that they’re really expensive. Most of the expense is due to the cost of digging trenches and laying tubing. In addition, field experience shows that these systems often aren’t meeting performance expectations. Sometimes the annual COP turns out to be only slightly higher than 2.5.Meanwhile, performance of air-source heat pumps–in particular, the ductless mini-split heat pumps that have been popularized by such companies as Mitsubishi, Sanyo, and Daikin–have been improving dramatically in recent years, especially at low temperatures.In the past, air-source heat pumps only made sense in warmer climates, because the efficiency would drop dramatically at lower temperatures; at about 40°F, these systems would usually switch over to electric-resistance heating. New mini-split heat pumps, by comparison, especially “inverter” models, can function pretty well down to about 0°F. And they cost a whole lot less than GSHPs.It is not unusual to hear about GSHPs in Vermont costing as much as $35,000 for typical homes. For the same investment, one could spend $30,000 reducing heating loads (insulating, air sealing, replacing windows, etc.) and install a state-of-the-art mini-split heat pump.The 30% tax credit that’s available for GSHPs allows homeowners to recover some of that very high cost. Air-source heat pumps also earn the tax credit, but only up to $1,500 and only through the end of 2010 (while the GSHP tax credit isn’t scheduled to expire until the end of 2016).Here’s my concern: Because GSHP dealers can show homeowners how much money they can get back from Uncle Sam (over $10,000 for that $35,000 system), they can make a pretty compelling argument. A few unscrupulous companies might also be tempted to inflate the price of the system–allowing you to earn an even higher tax credit–and then offer you a special rebate or pyramid-marketing inducement of some sort so that both you and the company benefit–at the expense of the rest of us taxpayers.I don’t have a problem with subsidizing energy improvements through tax credits and other incentives, but if my tax dollars are being spent on these improvements I’d like to be sure that the money is spent wisely. I don’t believe a GSHP costing tens of thousands of dollars is nearly as cost-effective as combining energy conservation and a far less expensive mini-split air-source heat pump.I invite you to share your comments on this blog.To keep up with my latest articles and musings, you can sign up for my Twitter feedslast_img read more

Ginebra claims share of top spot, slips past Meralco

first_imgBREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast It was a game where it boiled down to the final minute and Ginebra head coach Tim Cone said his team was just fortunate enough to have one more shot than Meralco.“It came down to one or two shots, we had one more shot than they did,” said Cone. “There wasn’t much that separated us, Meralco’s a good team.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingGinebra’s march to victory came when Japeth Aguilar tied the game at 86-86 with 1:17 left in the fourth quarter with a short-range jumper.Then it was Joe Devance’s turn to step on the clutch pedal when he got the ball off a scramble and floated it in to give Ginebra an 88-86 lead with 38.9 seconds left. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIVcenter_img PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO—Barangay Ginebra gained a share of the top seed after clipping Meralco, 90-89, in the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Sunday at Ynares Sports Center here.The Gin Kings improved to 8-2 and tied the Star Hotshots at the helm while the Bolts ended their elimination round schedule with a 7-4 card. ADVERTISEMENT After sorry loss to TNT, ROS focuses on positives heading into playoffs View comments LA Tenorio gave Ginebra a 90-86 cushion with 30 seconds remaining with two free throws before Cliff Hodge cut it to one, 90-89, with seven seconds left.Justin Brownlee missed his two free throws at the 6-second mark but Chris Newsome’s full-court heave went long as time ran out and Ginebra escaped with a crucial win.“We played them in the Finals two conferences ago, it was a battle then, and it was a battle tonight,” said Cone who faced Meralco in the Governors’ Cup Finals back in 2016.Brownlee led Ginebra with 22 points and nine boards while Tenorio also finished with 22 markers.Baser Amer had 21 points for Meralco.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCPlast_img read more