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Cabinet Reviews ‘The Last Mile’

first_imgAspecial meeting of Cabinet has carefully reviewed a 150-day action plan focusing on agriculture, education, energy, health and infrastructure.According to an Executive Mansion release, the 150 days dubbed: ‘The Last Mile,’ is intended to keep the administration on course and focused.In the area of agriculture, four rice mills at ten metric tons each will be operationalized; 8 cassava processing hubs/clusters in seven counties will be completed; completion of GVL and Sime Darby Palm Mills; and the completion and dedication of Robertsport and Mesurado fishing facilities. WASH program in the education sector will be accelerated.The 150 days under the energy sector will take into account the CLSG, Mt. Coffee with the coming on stream of the fourth turbine, transmission and distribution for Monrovia Consolidation, as well as the Bomi and RIA corridors.The rehabilitation and renovation of the exterior of JFK, renovation of a new ward to host the center for infectious diseases and dedication of the Samuel K. Doe Sports Complex are parts of this administration’s achievements.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

South Ruimveldt man wanted for illegal fuel marker distribution

first_imgThe Guyana Police Force is seeking the public’s help in locating a South Ruimveldt resident for questioning in relation to unlawful distribution of fuel marker.Wanted is Stanley Paul of Lot 256 Dove Square, South Ruimveldt Gardens, Georgetown. He is being sought for questioning into the illegal distribution of fuel marker, committed at the Guyana Energy Agency back in April this year.The Police are asking anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of Stanley Paul to make contact on telephone numbers 226-2870, 229-2655, 229-2289, 227-1149, 226-7065, 911,or the nearest Police station.All information will be treated with the strictest confidence.last_img

Georgetown Mayoral elections set for Friday

first_imgThe new representatives of the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) are set to meet this Friday to elect a Mayor and Deputy Mayor. With a majority of Councillors at 21, it is highly likely that a Councillor from the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) will be named as Mayor.Incumbent Mayor Patricia Chase GreenHowever, it is not clear who will take on the position, as little has been said following the results of the 2018 Local Government Elections (LGE) which saw the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) securing seven seats whereas it only had two after the 2016 polls.The coalition’s smaller partner, the Alliance For Change, which went solo at this year’s LGE, garnered only two seats which came from the Proportional Representation (PR) method that was drawn from an overall 28.3 per cent voter turnout in the city.Efforts to contact the incumbent Mayor, Patricia Chase Green proved futile but in a brief telephone conversation with Deputy Mayor Akeem Peters, he said he would be unable to speak on his prospects for re-election since the new Council has not met.Town Clerk Royston King was sent on administrative leave following allegations of wide-ranging corruption in City Hall. This resulted in the Local Government Commission (LGC) ordering a Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the allegations.The Mayor has had to testify before the CoI which uncovered many discrepancies within the municipality. While it focused on the actions of Town Clerk Royston King, sections of society expressed the view that Chase Green, having presided over everything, should also take some of the blame.The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) results showed that APNU won Georgetown, with Mayor Chase Green’s constituency solidly supporting her. But the PPP has showed improved gains in the city, compared to 2016.The APNU received a total of 18,127 votes, followed by the PPP, which got 7050, while the AFC received 3059. Of APNU’s 21 seats on the City Council, nine came from the PR and 12 from the First Past the Post components. Back in 2016, the APNU/AFC controlled 25 seats. The PPP received seven seats, including four from the PR component.Overall, GECOM’s results showed that the PPP won 61 per cent of the LGE with 122,307 votes, with the governing APNU taking 68,060 votes at 34 per cent, while the AFC garnered nearly four per cent of the electorate with 8719 votes.last_img read more

4 robbery suspects nabbed during Corentyne raids

first_imgFour robbery suspects are now in Police custody following a raid at several villages along Corentyne, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne). The men were arrested separately when Police swooped down on various houses located in the Rose Hall and Lancaster villages, Corentyne, Berbice, on Friday morning between 04:00h and 06:30h.B Division Commander (Berbice) Paul LangevineCommander of B Division (Berbice), Senior Superintendent Paul Langevine, told this publication that the men were arrested during a cordon and search exercise.“We have been looking for them in relation to robberies committed recently in those areas. We have arrested them for questioning because we got information that they might have been involved in those crimes…after those robberies, we received information about the suspects, we planned the cordon and search, and have arrested them for questioning,” the Commander said.The most recent armed robbery reported to the Police was on Sunday, when a Corentyne, Berbice family was attacked by three armed bandits at their Port Mourant, Corentyne, home in the evening.Reports are the attack occurred at about 21:30h at Lot 227 Dispensary Dam, Ankerville, Port Mourant, Berbice. Indira Samaroo, along with her husband and teenage son, were all at home when three masked men approached – one was carrying a firearm and two had cutlasses. The attack occurred after a family friend left the couple’s home. According to Samaroo, one of the bandits went straight to her husband and hit him with the gun.Meanwhile, Samaroo said she was hit in the face with a side of a cutlass and she fell out of the hammock. Guyana Times was told that one of the intruders told the couple’s son that if his mother does not hand over money he will kill her.However, the teen, while begging the bandits not to kill his mother, informed the gunmen that his parents do not have money.They eventually escaped with three cellular phones, an electronic tablet, along with three wristwatches and the businessman and his son’s wallets.last_img read more

Hearing set today for inmate

first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! RANCHO CUCAMONGA — A judge at a Rancho Cucamonga courthouse is scheduled today to decide whether to dismiss some of the charges against Jon Christopher Blaylock, a Chino prison inmate charged with murder in the stabbing death of prison guard Manuel Gonzalez of Whittier. However, it could be an uphill fight for Blaylock’s defense attorney. A judge earlier had denied pretty much the exact same request. Gonzalez’s death last year triggered a slew of reforms at the men’s state prison in Chino, including a review of safety procedures and the distribution of protective vests to guards. The vests were being kept in storage at the time Gonzalez was stabbed but had not been handed out to guards. For more on this story, pick up tomorrow’s Whittier Daily News.last_img read more


first_imgIT has been a great season for the underage soccer stars of the Letterkenny & District Schoolboys and Schoolgirls league.The video contains pictures from all the teams.So whether you support Glencar Barcelona, the Letterkenny Pumas, Lagan Harps or Dunfanaghy Town, this is one video you will want to see.Click to play >  DDTV VIDEO PICTURE GALLERY: LETTERKENNY & DISTRICT BOYS & GIRLS LEAGUE was last modified: March 21st, 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:DDTV VIDEO PICTURE GALLERY: LETTERKENNY & DISTRICT BOYS & GIRLS LEAGUElast_img read more

Catriona Jennings places highly in Dublin Marathon

first_imgOver 19,500 people took part in this today’s Dublin Marathon, with many clad in fancy dress in the spirit of Halloween.Catriona Jennings has done Donegal proud once again after placing very highly in the marathon, and coming second in a national category!In the Women’s National Championship category, Letterkenny native Catriona came second, just behind Laura Graham and before Pauline Curley. Catriona is also on the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon’s Elite Athlete List.A highly esteemed long distance runner, Catriona represented Ireland in the 2012 London Olympics. This year, her sister Sinead represented Ireland in the Rio Olympics for rowing.Catriona Jennings places highly in Dublin Marathon was last modified: October 30th, 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) Tags:catriona jenningsdublin city marathonsee airtricity marathonlast_img read more


first_imgSponsor Stephen Maguire of with North West 10k Chairperson James Boyle, Breid Lindsay Sales Manager Donegal Creameries (milk sponsor) and Grace Boyle.The North West 10k committee has just confirmed that the Donegal Person of the Year Liam Ó Cuinneagáin will be on the starting gun to officially get the runners underway on Sunday week May 4th in Letterkenny. 10k Chairperson James Boyle said he was delighted that Mr Ó Cuinneagáin, a native of Gleann Cholm Cille will be the special guest to signal the start of Donegal’s biggest charity run and walk.Liam has been the recipient of many awards for his dedication and effort in promoting the Irish language as well as his native Glencolmcille over the years. His work has created much needed employment with a welcome knock-on boost for the local economy. His multi-faceted involvement in the Irish language field was rightly recognized when he was presented with the 2013 ‘Donegal Person of the Year’ at the beginning of March.With huge crowds expected for the North West 10k the committee is encouraging as many people as possible to pre-enter from Tuesday evening of next week at Letterkenny Community Centre.A Portacabin office will be open beside the Centre from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday 29th, Wednesday 30th, Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd while it will be 3 – 6 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.Sponsorship cards are still available from the Letterkenny Chamber to support the two main benefiting charities the Letterkenny Branch of the Dyslexia Association of Ireland and the Conwal Parish Church Restoration Committee. A number of other associated charities will also benefit by their association with the North West 10k. The Chamber office is located at Grand Central Complex, Canal Road opposite the Retail Park (tel number 9124866.A traffic management plan will be in place on the day. There will be some disruption to traffic for a period in the afternoon so motorists and the general public are asked to be patient and cooperate with the instructions of the Gardai and stewards. For further details go to DONEGAL PERSON OF YEAR TO START NORTH-WEST 10K was last modified: April 25th, 2014 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:donegalletterkennyNorth West 10klast_img read more

Volleyball Set For Trips To Missouri State and SIU

first_imgStory Links vs. MSU – ESPN3 The Drake University volleyball team is on the road for back-to-back Missouri Valley Conference matches this weekend against Missouri State and Southern Illinois.The first match is set for Friday evening as the Bulldogs take on Missouri State at 7 p.m. and then travel to Carbondale, Ill., to face Southern Illinois at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Both contests will be broadcast on ESPN3.Drake (15-6, 4-3 MVC) looks to improve on its conference record after passing the .500 mark with its victory over Indiana State Monday, Oct. 8.Cathryn Cheek (Coppell, Texas) is coming off her third straight game with a double-double after recording a career-high 23 kills and 14 digs in the win over the Sycamores. Callan Holmes (Lorena, Texas) is also coming off a career night, recording a double-double with a career-high 16 kills and 12 digs.Missouri State (10-9, 3-3 MVC) returns home after racking three-straight wins with the last two coming on the road. A perennial contender for the MVC title, Missouri State has held the upper hand in the series lately as Drake has not won a match against Missouri State since 2010. However, last season, the Bulldogs forced five sets against the Bears in Des Moines.Southern Illinois (4-15, 0-6 MVC) is still looking for its first conference win as the Salukis have a two-match home stand hosting UNI on Friday night and then Drake.Drake ranks in the top five of the MVC in assists per set (12.56), kills per set (13.44), digs per set (17.60), and opponent hitting percentage (.169). Elle Tubs (Clinton, Iowa) is also third in service aces per set (0.30) and sixth in the league in blocks per set (1.03).After this weekend’s matches, Drake travels to Cedar Falls, Iowa, to take on currently undefeated Northern Iowa at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. Print Friendly Version vs. MSU – Live Stats vs. SIU – ESPN3 Drake Match Notes vs. SIU – Live Stats last_img read more

Cellular Cowboys: How the Cell Rounds Up Chromosomes Before Dividing

first_imgTwo cancer researchers from UC San Diego describe mitosis (cell division) in the Mar. 4 issue of Nature.1  Pulling together the latest findings about this elaborate and important process, they begin by describing the puzzle that the cell needs to solve:At the beginning of mitosis, the process of cell division, chromosomes are organized randomly – like jigsaw puzzle pieces spread out on the floor.  Their constituent two ‘sister chromatids’, each of which contains one of the two identical DNA molecules produced by replication, must be oriented such that they will be pulled in opposite directions into the two newly forming cells.  Like a jigsaw, the solution for correctly orienting all chromosomes comes partly through trial and error.  Mechanisms must exist to eliminate wrong configurations while selecting the right ones.In the article, they describe how cables (microtubules) connect to handles (kinetochores) on the chromosomes and start pulling them in opposite directions.  Another enzyme dissolves the molecular “glue” in the centrosomes that hold the sister chromatids together, so that the opposite poles of the spindle can pull them apart into the daughter cells.    A newly-described “highly-conserved enzyme” (i.e., identical in yeast and vertebrates), named Aurora B kinase, somehow finds chromosomes that lack an attachment to the other pole of the spindle, and fixes them.  Apparently this enzyme is able to identify chromosomes that are incorrectly lassoed to the same pole (syntelic attachment) and therefore are not under tension.  Only when there is tension on each chromosome, pulling the sister chromatids toward opposite poles, will the process continue.  “Finding out how Aurora B identifies and corrects them is an obvious next step,” the authors say.Ian M. Cheeseman and Arshad Desai, “Cell division: Feeling tense enough?”, Nature 428, 32 – 33 (04 March 2004); doi:10.1038/428032b.First of all, think of how many parts are involved in this process.  Then realize that without high fidelity duplication and segregation during cell division, an organism would be subject to cancer, genetic disease or death.  Furthermore, any alleged evolution would quickly come to a grinding halt, because natural selection is highly dependent on accurate replication for selected traits to be preserved.    To visualize what goes on in mitosis, think of the following analogy.  (Analogies, though never precise, and inadequate as proofs, can help make complex processes approachable.)  Let’s head out West and picture a team of cowboys who need to split a herd of cattle for market.  The cattle in our hypothetical herd all have identical twins that are yoked together.  They are wandering aimlessly in a corral, and two teams of cowboys are standing at opposite ends of the corral with lassos in hand.  On cue, the corral fence (the nuclear membrane) drops.  The cowboys immediately go into action, lassoing every cow in sight.    Their goal is to split the herd into identical halves.  To accomplish this, each team has to catch one of each pair: Bob, on the north team, lassos one of the twins, and Joe, on the south team, lassos the other.  As soon as a cow is caught, the cowboy starts pulling.  Sometimes, however, two guys on the same team catch both twins.  That’s when wrangler Chuck (Aurora B kinase) rides through the herd, looking at ropes that aren’t taut, indicating pairs hitched to the same team.  Chuck removes one of the ropes and lets the other team lasso the twin.  As the ropers keep applying tension, the boss makes sure all the pairs are lined up, each with one rope pulling a cow north and another rope pulling its twin south.  Then another wrangler breaks the yokes, and the cowboys wind in their ropes, pulling their half of the herd into the new north and south corrals.    The difference in cells is that they don’t have sentient cowboys with eyes and ears doing the work by using their brains and roping skills.  Instead, cables called microtubules extend outward blindly at random from the spindle poles, looking for attachment points on the kinetochores at the middle of the chromosomes.  Tension is applied by molecular motors (see 02/25/2003 headline), like winches, that pull the chromatids into the daughter cells.  How can a cell make sure one and only one cable gets attached to each chromatid?  This is awesome.  Consider also that all the machinery, all the ropes, all the winches, all the corrals, all the procedures and everything else is produced by the DNA in the chromosomes, as if the cattle were the master controller and supplier for the cowboys!  For photomicrographs of mitosis, see the illustrations at the Florida State University and the University of Maryland websites.    Mitosis is a coordinated team project that is done exactly right by the cell every time it divides.  Mistakes by cowboys might mean a lawsuit or the loss of business, but in the cell, a mistake can mean death.  The process is amazing enough as described, but then the authors throw in “the rest of the story” to boggle Darwinian minds beyond all hope of recovery.  What they described was for yeast – a “primitive” form of life.  What happens in vertebrates, like us humans?  Get ready:In contrast to budding yeast, kinetochores of other eukaryotes bind multiple microtubules (about 20 in humans).  These larger kinetochores must coordinate all these microtubules and also deal with incorrect attachments in which microtubules from opposite spindle poles connect to a single kinetochore (termed ‘merotely’).  Another study, in this month’s Nature Cell Biology, found that Aurora B does not merely detach syntelic kinetochores from microtubules in vertebrates – it orchestrates the coordinated disassembly of all the microtubules that are bound to each kinetochore, so that the syntelically oriented chromosomes move towards the spindle poles before they are bi-oriented.    Although sister kinetochore geometry seems to be dispensable in budding yeasts with their single-microtubule-connected kinetochores, it could contribute to reducing merotely, as implied by the conservation of this aspect of chromosome architecture throughout eukaryotic evolution.  Tackling the extra dimension that the multiplicity of microtubule-binding sites at kinetochores introduces will undoubtedly be another brain-teaser – and a particularly important one, too, because the loss of a single chromosome can be lethal, and aberrant numbers of chromosomes can contribute to birth defects and cancer.Isn’t evolution wonderful.  It blindly found a way to solve multi-dimensional jigsaw puzzles correctly every time, and hung onto its invention for millions of years.  It started a successful cattle ranching business, employing blind cowboys.  Its advertisement boasts, “Satisfying customers since 2 billion years B.C.”  Would you trust such hype?    One last thought.  Remember the 02/13/2003 headline last year?  It reported that meiosis (cell division for sexual reproduction) is even “much more complex” than mitosis, but there was no evidence it had evolved from the “simpler” process of mitosis.  These are bad days to work for Charlie on the Lazy E Ranch.  Better quit the outfit while you can and join up with the Boss who knows the business.(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more