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41 accidents caused by DUI, speeding – traffic stats

first_imgA minibus involved in an accident last monthA recent analysis of figures has revealed that almost all of the recent fatal accidents are linked to Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Guyana.During an interview with Guyana Times, a senior rank on Tuesday said that 48 fatal accidents were recorded for the year from January 1 to June 25, 2019. Of these 48 road fatalities, 41 were caused by DUI and speeding.It was explained by that rank that DUI and speeding are usually recorded together as most times, “when persons consume alcohol they tend to drive at a fast rate of speed. Apart from that, their motor coordination skills would reduce thus causing them to be involved in an accident”.As such, data was not specific as to how many fatalities were caused by drunk drivers only.The rank also explained that from the 41 accidents caused by drunk driving, six of those persons were drivers, 14 were pedestrians and the others were pedal cyclists, motorcyclists and others.He was keen to note that pedestrians accounted for the most lives taken by drunk drivers.For this period too, 111 serious accidents were recorded, 13 minor accidents where persons merely received cuts and bruises and 34 damage accidents where vehicles received damage such as fender benders.The legal limit for alcohol consumption in Guyana is 35 micrograms, which usually amounts to about two beers.A report compiled by the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) said that almost 1.2 million deaths are recorded worldwide every year due to vehicular crashes.“In Guyana, the use of alcohol, speeding and inattentiveness while driving or using the road have been major contributing factor to death and injury,” the report stated.Only recently, a 58-year-old West Coast Berbice (WCB) man had his driver’s licence suspended when he appeared at the Blairmont Magistrate Court charged for driving under the influence of alcohol.On May 28, a pensioner was crushed to death in his car after a sand truck being driven by a drunken man crashed into it on the Corentyne Highway.On April 21, a mother of three lost her life after she and her family were struck by a truck which was allegedly overtaking another vehicle on the Canal Number One, Polder Access Road, West Bank Demerara (WBD).The driver of the truck was taken into Police custody and a breathalyser test was administered which proved that he was over the legal limit of alcohol consumption.last_img read more

Crusaders play to a draw

first_imgDOWNEY – You can relive the past. Just ask Valley Christian girls soccer coach Kim Looney and Oaks Christian coach Jan Hethcock. Two years ago, the Crusaders and Lions played to a tie in the championship game of the CIF Southern Section Division V. On Saturday, at the Allen Layne Stadium, after 80 minutes of intense play, their teams duplicated that feat by recording a 0-0 tie to win a share of the this year’s crown. “We are two evenly matched teams,” Looney said. “Both teams has their opportunities to put it in the goal. But the defenses steped up. That’s what happened today.” In 2005, the Crusaders and Lions tied at 2-2 to share the title. In fact, Oaks Christian, which entered the playoffs a wild-card entry out of the Tri-Valley League, have shared 4 of the last 6 titles. The Lions tied Notre Dame Academy (2004) and Oak Park (2003). This year’s team won its final three games of league to earn a spot in the playoffs and four consecutive playoff games to advance to the finals. “We had our opportunities. We didn’t capitalize on them,” Hethcock said. “We are a fourth-place team coming in as a wild-card. This is icing on the cake. To be champion four of the past five years, I am absolutely delighted.” In this year’s title game, both teams’ defenses neutralized each other as Valley Christian couldn’t convert 12 of its shots on goal, and the Lions couldn’t put one in on their 13 shot attempts. center_img Crusaders goalie Tracy Boekestein came through with six big saves. “Tracy has got a lot of grit,” Looney said. “When she knows the game is on the line, she is going to everything to get to the ball. She proved that. She had a great game today. She positioned herself well in the field.” In the latter stages of the contest, Valley Christian had several chances to score on breakaways and passes in front of the cage, but Hayley Haagsma, Ashley Haagsma and Sarah McTigue couldn’t put the opportunities in the net. “We pushed hard. We tied two years ago and we wanted to win,” Boekestein said. “Hey, co-champions is great. We’ll take it. We worked hard this year. We came back from .500 record. It was amazing. We pushed really hard at the end, we had a lot of great shots, but we couldn’t get them in the back of the net. It’s a great way to go out my senior year.” 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

North Peace Savings and Credit Union contributes $5,000 to the Fort St. John Public Library’s Summer Reading Program

first_imgPaul McAfee, NPSCU Vice President of Services says, “Increasing literacy rates among children leads to a better, more prosperous future for our entire community. North Peace Savings and Credit Union is proud to invest in our children today so that their options are open for the future.”Around 450 children took part in last year’s program, which is open to those ages 2-14. Children taking part record their reading hours and report them to the library to receive prizes and recognition.The donation is welcome one, and as Kerry France of the Fort St. John Public Library says, a bit of a relief.- Advertisement -“The donation came at a financial crunch for the library. Without the donation from North Peace Savings, we’d have to cut other programs, so this donation helps both this program and the quality of our programs as well.”  This year, children taking part will be able to enter a draw for a helicopter ride from Bailey Helicopters.last_img read more

Ronaldo to Juventus? Spain’s media says ‘ciao’, Italy’s welcomes star

first_img0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo hinted after May’s Champions League victory that he was considering leaving Real Madrid © AFP/File / Vasily MAXIMOVMADRID, Spain, Jul 6 – Spain’s media said goodbye to superstar Cristiano Ronaldo while Italy’s welcomed him on Friday after persistent reports that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will leave Real Madrid for Italian champions Juventus.“Ciao CR7” said the headline of Barcelona newspaper Mundo Deportivo. “Real accepts his departure, the key day will be today (Friday) and Juve wants to wrap up the operation so it can announce it,” the newspaper said.Spanish sport newspaper AS said that the player could be unveiled to Juve supporters in Turin as early as Saturday, with the date 7/7 symbolic for number 7 Ronaldo.Juventus “hopes to announce (the news) tomorrow in its stadium,” said the paper, which had the headline “Cristiano exit imminent”.Ronaldo was applauded at Juventus Stadium by the club’s fans last season after scoring a spectacular overhead kick in the Champions League quarter-finals.Italian media welcomed the purported “imminent” arrival of Ronaldo, with Corriere Dello Sport also expecting him in Turin on Saturday.“Italy is only a step away and Madrid is looking for its new top player,” the newspaper said.Gazzetta Dello Sport had the headline “CR7 Juve, we can do it”, and said Juventus was “closer than ever to the deal of the century”.Spain’s Marca newspaper claimed that Ronaldo has “already given his word to (Andrea) Agnelli” the president of Juventus.“His desire to play for Juve is strong,” Marca said, cautioning that the Turin club had not yet received a firm offer from Real Madrid.The paper also said that while Real maintains Ronaldo’s buy-out clause is 1 billion euros ($1.17 billion) — which would nix any potential transfer — “the player and his representatives say there is a signed document freeing him for 100 million”.Numerous media outlets have reported since Wednesday that Juventus offered the galactico a four-year contract with 30 million euros per year.The 33-year-old, whose Portugal were knocked out of the World Cup last 16 by Uruguay on Saturday, hinted after May’s Champions League victory against Liverpool that he was considering leaving the Santiago Bernabeu.“It was very nice to be in Madrid,” he said at the time, using the past-tense. He later walked back the statement, but doubts over his future at Madrid lingered.Real Madrid has won the La Liga twice and the Champions league four times since Ronaldo moved there from Manchester United in 2009.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

No wonder Steven Gerrard is looking like this!

first_img 10 3. The Winston-Salem Open trophy, as won by Austrian tennis player Jurgen Melzer, is essentially a plastic beaker 6. The Chevron World Challenge trophy, lifted by Jim Furyk, not Tiger Woods. WTF? 4. Gael Monfils was ecstatic to hold aloft the Moselle Tennis Open trophy, which doubles up nicely as a weird egg lamp thing There are some amazing trophies in the world of sport.The European Cup, the Gentlemen’s Singles Cup at Wimbledon and the ice hockey Stanley Cup, to name a few of the most iconic trophies awarded to the finest sports people out there.And then there are the awards that look less like an honour and more an embarrassment!Check out 10 of the worst in the slideshow above and let us know if we’ve missed out any awful efforts by leaving a comment below. 10. The PFA Merit award – looks like a plaster of Paris model you’d give to a child at Christmas! Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see nine more of sport’s worst trophies – USA-bound Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard were honoured for their incredible careers in English football with… two of the crappiest-looking trophies you could imagine giving to men who’ve won the club game’s greatest honours, between them. 10 10 10 10 1. Robin Soderling holds the ATP Masters Series Paris trophy. Hope he likes liquorice! 7. The Pacific Life Open trophy – a whale, basically – as paraded by Ana Ivanovic. Although, it looks very dodgy in this picture! 5. In case you hadn’t guessed, it’s the Orange Bowl Championship trophy, as won by the Stanford Cardinal American football team against the Virginia Tech Hokies 10 10 10 10 10 2. Golfer Cristie Kerr poses with a glass replica of an empty bunch of flowers, aka the LPGA KIA Classic trophy 8. The 1993 European Grand Prix trophy – a giant Sega, Sonic the Hedgehog advert – given far more glamour than it deserves thanks to the late, great Ayrton Senna 9. The SAP Open trophy – Andy Murray appears thrilled to be holding this phallic-looking award last_img read more

This IS Roberto Martinez as you’ve never seen him – confirmed by the man himself, says journalist

first_img2 It looked like Everton manager Roberto Martinez had a good night at the Jason Derulo gig in Manchester.Footage of a man strongly resembling the Spaniard dancing appeared on Twitter, which you can see below courtesy of @LFCKOPPVIEW But Martinez has now confirmed it was him at the Manchester Arena on Thursday night. 2 Roberto Martinez dancing at Jason Derulo concert Just filmed #EFC Manager #Martinez throwing shapes at @jasonderulo in Manchester pic.twitter.com/KD5XCUErvV— LFCKLOPPVIEW (@LFCKOPVIEW) February 4, 2016last_img read more


first_imgCELTIC fans in Donegal have taken to social networks tonight calling for a boycott of the Daily Record newspaper after an ‘outrageous’ attack on Hoops manager Neil Lennon.And Celtic have officially banned Record sports reporters after today’s edition.The back page of Saturday’s edition used the headline “Who’s More Hated at Ibrox (is it Lennon or the Taxman?)” ahead of Sunday’s Old Firm match. The story compares Rangers fans’ views of Lennon with the club’s tax dispute.A Celtic statement called the story “inflammatory and offensive” while the paper’s sports editor Jim Traynor said the piece was not meant to offend.The article, written by Keith Jackson, also discusses Rangers’ ongoing investigation by the British Revenue and reports that “the mere sight of Lennon unites and inflames Rangers’ senses more than any other”.Rangers host Celtic at Ibrox on Sunday in the first encounter between the teams this season. Celtic released a statement on Saturday criticising the Daily Record’s reporting and withdrew all co-operation with the newspaper and its journalists, demanding “a suitable retraction and apology”.The statement read: “For this newspaper to treat the matter in this insensitive and ill-judged manner is astonishing.“Celtic has today been inundated with complaints from supporters relating to this story and the club fully understands their feelings on this issue.“There is no question, on the eve of a Rangers v Celtic match to use ‘Lennon’, ‘Hate’ and ‘Ibrox’ in a newspaper headline is extremely irresponsible.“Neil Lennon, his coaching staff and the Celtic players are very disappointed at this reporting and have jointly decided that they will not be co-operating with journalists from The Daily Record. “It is only right that the newspaper delivers a suitable retraction and apology.”On Facebook and Twitter, many Donegal fans of Celtic have said they will no longer buy the newspaper which sells hundreds of copies here every day – mainly to Celtic fans.The Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan posted a message on the social network Twitter saying: “It would be helpful if newspaper headlines focused on the football rather than referring to ‘hatred’ ahead of the first Old Firm match.”On BBC Radio Scotland’s Sportsound programme, Jim Traynor insisted the headline was not deliberately intended to provoke Celtic, the club’s fans or its manager. “Someone obviously thought it would be a good way to illustrate the main stories of the build-up to Sunday’s match,” he said.“No-one, I’m sure, thought for a second that they would like to offend Neil Lennon or any Old Firm fans.“Neil Lennon goes to Ibrox and we all know he’s not popular.“No matter what anyone is suggesting – rather hysterically on social networking sites – there is no attempt by anyone at the Record, and never has been, to add to Neil Lennon’s problems.”And later, on BBC Radio Scotland’s Your Call, he said: “I am not defending it. I can’t defend it.“I would have pulled the headline. I think the headline is wrong.“The paper will be dealing with this properly tomorrow before we address Monday’s paper and we will also deal with Celtic’s statement tomorrow.”DONEGAL HOOPS FANS BOYCOTT DAILY RECORD AFTER ATTACK ON LENNON was last modified: September 17th, 2011 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:boycottCelticdaily recordNeil LennonRangerslast_img read more


first_imgWater supplies are running short at reservoirs (Above) Enjoying Narin Beach today in the hot weather. Picture Michael McGlynn/Donegal Daily belowUPDATED: IT’S HOT – and it’s getting hotter – and today Donegal County Council said it was being forced to restrict water supplies.As temperatures hit 32C in Falcarragh this afternoon, the council appealed to people not to waste water and announced restrictions in the Stranorlar Electoral Area“Due to the current dry spell and in order to ensure reservoir replenishment and continuity of water supply for peak periods, Donegal County Council is putting in place water restrictions during off peak periods starting tonight the 9h July 2013 until further notice,” said a council spokeswoman. “It is proposed that the areas supplied from the following reservoirs/ distribution mains will be switched off during the off peak period 10.00pm to 07.00am to facilitate replenishment of storage reservoirs for normal day time/ peak supply:· Tievebrack Reservoir – above Castlefin/ Castlederg Road/Bellalt/Meenlogher.· Gleneely Reservoir – above Crossroads and Knock/ Kinlitter, Lismullaghduff,Sallywood areaI also wish to advise that there will also be water restrictions from 10pm this evening to 7am tomorrow morning in areas supplied from Ballynacor Reservoir (i.e. Edenamoghil/Monellan/ Ballinman areas). She added: “Donegal County Council would like to thank the public for their co-operation and for their continuing efforts to conserve water.” UPDATED: DROUGHT WARNING AS COUNCIL RESTRICTS WATER SUPPLIES was last modified: July 9th, 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

Covina operates offensive machine

first_img “They have a load of talent, and they’re the team to beat,” said Hudson, the Pomona head coach. “After that, it’s pretty much a toss-up.’ Said San Dimas coach Zernickow: “They’re a team on a mission.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Why is everyone so impressed with Covina (4-1). For one, the team’s margin of victory has been downright scary. In their four wins this season, the Colts have outscored opponents 185-5. And that’s not a misprint. Baldwin Park also finished the nonleague schedule with a 4-1 record, and plays Pomona (2-3) tonight in the first league game. Braves running back Aaron Harris already has rushed for more than 1,100 yards and scored 16 touchdowns. Harris might not even be the best athlete in the league. Northview, which matched Pomona’s nonleague mark, boasts quarterback Damian James, who has compiled more yards running the ball (579) than passing it (327). A pair of winless teams – Ganesha and San Dimas – round out the bottom of the conference, although Bonita was nearly upset by San Dimas last week. Leonard Hudson knows it. Bill Zernickow knows it. Pretty much everyone in the Valle Vista League is acutely aware of one thing: Covina is darn good. As league play begins tonight, several coaches said they have realized it may be better to focus on the race for second than to mess with Covina. center_img “We’ve improved dramatically every week,” Zernickow said. “The preseason was the preseason, and now we’re in position to get into league (play).” Hudson said the teams behind Covina are “all in a bunch” and any one might be able to grab the second spot. “We’re all right there together,” he said. “Anything can happen.” 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

YouTube Sends Infringers to Copyright School (But Is It a Good Education?)

first_imgYouTube has long had to battle complaints and lawsuits – most often from record labels and film studios – that the video-sharing site is awash in copyright infringements. YouTube does take measures to pull content when an infringement claim is made, and it has had a longstanding policy to ban users who repeatedly post videos that violate copyright.But in YouTube’s words, “copyright law can be complicated,” and so rather than just banning without recourse or reform, the service has redesigned its copyright help center and made a few changes to its policy.Now, if you post a video that violates copyright, you get sent to YouTube Copyright School, which involves watching a Happy Tree Friends video and passing a quiz. Doing so will expunge the infraction from your record (otherwise, it’s three strikes and you’re banned for life). Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#web#YouTube For those unfamiliar with Happy Tree Friends, these adorable cartoon animals have their own series which involves a lot of gibberish and mayhem. The short episodes (yes, you can find them on YouTube) often end violently. Really violently. Now I’m a huge fan of cartoon violence, don’t get me wrong. And I can immediately see the appeal of using these characters to appeal to a certain demographic that may well be apt to upload infringing material.The Happy Tree Friends video does take a quick, four-minute stab at explaining how copyright law – and YouTube’s policies – work, but I’m just not convinced that Copyright School is the smartest educational tool.The video starts with a pretty clear explanation of how copyright works. (And it helps that this time, the Happy Tree Friends have narration and not just gibberish.) But when the video gets to the issues that most people probably do have questions about – fair use and mashups – the narration runs into high speed, brushing over legalese like it’s a joke. “Contact a copyright attorney” if you have questions or doubts about the legality of a piece of content, the video suggests.Well that’s not helpful. Here’s another cartoon that I think explains things better (ironically, yes, posted without the author’s permission):center_img Now sure, some of the changes that YouTube announced today are an improvement with how it deals with copyright issues. It’s good to move away from a one-size-fits-all punishment policy and give users the ability to erase blemishes they might have on their permanent record. While it’s good to see a proactive approach in terms of educating users about copyright, it’s a shame that YouTube glosses over the legalities of some of the most interesting content online – mashups – and some of our most important rights as creatives and educators – fair use. audrey watters Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more