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Mahaica residents battle with rising “smelly” water

first_img– without drinking water for daysResidents of several villages in Mahaica, Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) are seeking the immediate intervention of Government as they battle with the rising level of “smelly” water.The garbage piled up in the villageSeveral houses in Highdam, Mahaica were surrounded by discoloured water and in some instances, the lower flats were inundated.Two weeks ago, Anika Bickoon was forced onto the street after the floodwaters swept through her house with reptiles swimming in the 18 inches of water.On Sunday, there was no water in her house, but the stench was unbearable.One of the many houses surrounded by water“Since the last time the water recede, I came back home and clean up. I put away everything and start back living as normal and two days ago the water start to rise up stink, stink, stink, black and stink. I can’t live here. I can’t cook and do anything,” she explained.Nevertheless, another resident, Onica Prince, related that the garbage piled up needed to be removed as soon as possible.“We have nowhere to throw the garbage. All the things that we throw from the house, they are just left there and the NDC [Neighbourhood Democratic Council] is not coming to pick them up,” Prince said.When Guyana Times visited the area, Prince was taking a basket with clothes to another community to wash.“For the past two weeks we have been getting this water, it is not going anywhere; it is stagnant, dirty, and smelly. Presently, I cannot stay here. We need help and immediate help. This is dangerous for our children. They have to go to school, but what can we do? Right now, there is an urgent need for water. We cannot drink the water from the tap. I live at the back, the truck use to come and we would buy water, but now the truck cannot come in because of the situation. Tomorrow, we cannot get water. Drinking water is most important. We cannot do anything,” she reiterated, adding that there is no water to wash dishes.Meanwhile, residents claimed that the Public Health Ministry has not visited the area since the sea defence gave way at Dantzig causing wide flooding and killing livestock and pets.While the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) has been constructing dams to prevent further intrusion of seawater, residents were footing the expense of pumping water out of their yards.“Minister Patterson came two times and nobody else came to tell us what happening. So, we decide to crown the dam at the back and take money out of our pocket and pump this water out,” Lloyd Noberga told Guyana Times.Region Five Chairman Vickchand Ramphal explained that the water has been coming back onto the land, noting that some of the fields which had dried off are once again flooded.“This is because of the current high tide,” he explained.Two weeks ago, the sea defence at Dantzig, Mahaica gave way allowing the salty seawater onto the land, killing livestock, rice fields and vegetable farms.last_img read more

Dirtbags battle Bears twice

first_imgLONG BEACH – No one would ever call a Pac-10 team a respite, but Cal comes to Long Beach State this weekend as an island in the team’s rigorous non-conference schedule. The Dirtbags have played 11 games thus far (6-4, with one game suspended) and all of them have been against a nationally ranked opponent, including preseason top five teams Texas and Rice. After facing Cal tonight (6:30 p.m.) and Saturday (2 p.m.) at Blair, their next ten games will also be against ranked teams – at Arizona State, a rematch with UCLA, a trip to Wichita State and the annual non-conference series with Fullerton. Cal is 5-5 on the season and opened it with a series win against UC Irvine. They’ve won five of the last six meetings against the Dirtbags, including a sweep during a rainy weekend at Blair in 2005. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img The game will feature two new Dirtbags against their former teammates. Right fielder Jason Corder, who has three home runs on the young season, and catcher Travis Howell transferred to Long Beach after two seasons at Cal. The Dirtbags will throw Vance Worley (0-0, 3.86) against Cal lefthander Craig Bennigan (1-1, 0.71) tonight and Omar Arif (1-1, 2.0) versus Tyson Ross (1-1, 1.77) Saturday. Arif is coming off a hard-luck three-hit loss against Rice last weekend. The series is only a two-gamer because Cal overbooked its schedule and had to trim a game. last_img read more

Mourinho brings in new backroom staff

first_img0Shares0000Mourinho brings in new backroom staff. Photo/TEAMTALK MEDIANAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 21 – Portuguese tactician Jose Mourinho has wasted no time in appointing his new backroom staff and has vowed to lift Tottenham Hotspur up the Premier League table.The 56-year-old has been named as Mauricio Pochettino’s successor, signing a three-and-a-half-year deal at the north London club and has already named his backroom team. Joao Sacramento and Nuno Santos have joined from Lille as assistant manager and goalkeeping coach, respectively.Carlos Lalin arrives as fitness coach, Ricardo Formosinho as tactical analyst and Giovanni Cerra as technical analyst. All three worked under Mourinho at Manchester United.Mourinho met his new squad following his hasty appointment, which was announced less than 12 hours after Mauricio Pochettino was fired, on Wednesday and then took training ahead of his first game in charge at West Ham on Saturday.The Portuguese, who has been out of work since losing his job at United last December, inherits a squad that are languishing in the bottom half of the Premier League, having taken 14 points from their 12 games.They are 11 points off the top four and while Mourinho stopped short of saying Spurs could bridge that gap, he promised they would be in a better position once he gets going.Mourinho is certainly up for the challenge and says he is determined to ‘bring happiness to everyone that loves the club’.“In relation to the Premier League I think we know where we are and we know that we don’t belong there,” he told Spurs TV. “We should just play match after match. The next match we want to win and that is the same for the next and the next and the next until the last.“At the end of the season we will see where we are but I know that we are going to be in a different position than we are now.”Mourinho will hold his first press conference with the assembled media at 2pm on Thursday.0Shares0000(Visited 81 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Man United news: Marcos Rojo has surgery on shoulder injury

first_img Man United defender Marcos Rojo Manchester United were dealt a further blow on Wednesday with confirmation that Marcos Rojo has had to undergo surgery on his left shoulder.Louis van Gaal’s side crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday when they lost 3-2 in Wolfsburg.The manager was forced to field a patched-up team, with Rojo among seven first-team players to have missed the match at the Volkswagen Arena.Last week, the Argentina defender dislocated his left shoulder after a bad fall in training. It was the same injury he suffered in the 1-0 defeat at Manchester City last season.Van Gaal hoped Rojo would not require surgery, but the defender confirmed on Wednesday morning he had gone under the knife.Alongside a picture of him in a hospital bed, he wrote on Instagram: “My operation was a success. Thank you to my beautiful wife, always with me. Thank you everyone for your messages of love and support.”Van Gaal is likely to reveal for how long he will be without Rojo at his pre-match press conference on Friday.The Dutchman was without Rojo, Rooney (ankle), Morgan Schneiderlin (hip), Ander Herrera (hamstring), Phil Jones (ankle), Luke Shaw (broken leg) and Antonio Valencia (foot) for the loss in Germany.To make matters worse, Matteo Darmian pulled his hamstring in Wolfsburg and Chris Smalling suffered a groin strain in the defeat. Both are likely to miss Saturday’s match at Bournemouth.Bastian Schweinsteiger is also facing a possible three-match ban for an alleged elbow on Winston Reid in United’s 0-0 draw versus West Ham last weekend. The German has until noon on Thursday to decide whether he wants to contest the Football Association’s charge of violent conduct. 1last_img read more

The worst attacking teams in the Premier League this season, according to stats

first_img The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 5 Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? changes You can use a team’s xG numbers over an entire season to determine both attacking and defensive strength, with a low xG over the season proving a specific team just cannot create good goal scoring chances.So, which teams have been the worst attackers in the Premier League so far this season? We reveal the worst 10 sides based on xG, below, using data from Understat…10. Everton – 9.52 expected goals latest The Premier League relegation battle is shaping up to be one of the most entertaining in a number of years.Cardiff, Newcastle and Huddersfield currently sit in the bottom three with none of the trio recording a single win as of yet, while Fulham and Southampton are also struggling in the lower reaches of the table. 5 Based on a number of factors including distance from goal, type of shot and number of defenders, the ‘expected goal’ value reveals the likelihood a specific shot will end in a goal; the higher the value, the more likely a goal should be scored from that shot.The ‘expected goal’ value of every shot in a game is used to calculate the ‘expected goals’ of a match. Click here to find out more about the calculations used to work out xG.Should a team end with a higher xG than actual goals scored, it is probable they were wasteful in front of goal due to poor finishing or an in-form opposition goalkeeper. If the real goals scored is higher than the xG, the team may have been lucky to score so many in that match, or come up against a poor defence. Most read in Premier League Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury revealed Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City SORRY 5 Man City lead the way this season in both expected goals and real goals How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings huge blow Marco Silva has Everton playing some excellent attacking football Huddersfield are really, really struggling to score goals West Ham have started to find their groove after a torrid start to the season Cardiff have been tipped for relegation since their promotion from the Championship 5 Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT gameday cracker predicted tense TOP WORK 5. Burnley – 7.69 expected goals4. Cardiff – 7.44 expected goals3. Crystal Palace – 7.02 expected goals2. Newcastle – 5.98 expected goals1. Huddersfield – 4.75 expected goals 9. Brighton – 9.49 expected goals8. Fulham – 9.41 expected goals7. Leicester – 9.14 expected goals6. West Ham – 8.73 expected goals whoops 5 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update One big advantage Slavisa Jokanovic’s side have over the other relegation contenders is their ability to score, having averaged more than one goal every game so far this term.The teams at the bottom end of the table consistently struggle in their attempts to find the back of the net, but just which sides have been the worst attackers in the 2018/19 Premier League season?The statistic expected goals (xG) has grown in prominence in football circles over the past few years, and is now used widely to determine if a team is getting results at the level at which they are actually performing.The basic usage of expected goals is that every shot taken in a match is given an xG value based on the difficulty of the shot.last_img read more


first_imgHSE National Breastfeeding Week starts today with this year’s theme is ‘Every Breastfeed Makes a Difference’.Five out of every 10 babies born in Ireland are being breastfed on leaving hospital.This compares with eight out of every 10 in the UK. Across Europe on average nine out of every 10 babies born are breastfed, with almost all babies born in Norway, Denmark and Sweden being breastfed. By three months, four in 10 babies in Ireland are breastfed. Breastfeeding protects the health of babies and their mothers and breastfeeding is important for healthy growth and development. It gives babies all the nutrients they need for the first six months of life and protects them against infection and disease.Children who are not breastfed are more likely to develop:§ ear, nose and throat infections,§ gastroenteritis, kidney and chest infections, § asthma,§ obesity and diabetes.Breastfeeding is important for the health of children and mothers, with every breastfeed making a difference. The first few days of breastfeeding provide antibodies that give natural immunity and protect baby from infection. Colostrum contains nutrients and large amounts of antibodies to protect against infections. It is extremely easy to digest and protects baby’s digestive system.Breastfeeding for the first two weeks, helps mums and baby to bond and establish feeding. Breast milk changes to meet baby’s needs and to provide all his nutrients. It protects baby’s digestive system and contains unique components which aid the immune system and protect from infection.There is a direct correlation between the duration of breastfeeding and protection against many illnesses and infections with greater protection provided the longer a mother breastfeeds. Breastfeeding for the first month for example reduces the risk of respiratory tract infections by 27%, with every extra month of breastfeeding further reducing risk of illness from infections. Any breastfeeding helps to reduce the risk of ear infection by 23%, with a risk reduction of 50% if breastfeeding continues for 3 months (7). Breastfeeding is associated with a 36% reduction in risk of SIDS compared to not breastfeeding.Breastfeeding for at least three months is associated a reduced risk of asthma and diabetes. With a 40% reduction in risk of asthma in children where there is a family history and the risk of childhood Type One diabetes reduced by 27%.Risk of hospitalisation from lower respiratory tract infection is 72% lower in infants who are exclusively breastfed for more than 4 months. Irish research has shown that children breastfed for 3-6 months have 38% less risk of obesity at age 9. Breastfeeding for 6 months or longer leads to 51% reduction.Breastfeeding for at least six months is associated with a 19% risk reduction of childhood acute lymphocytic leukaemia and 15% risk reduction in childhood acute myelogenous leukaemia. Risks of chest infections, ear, nose and throat infections, gastroenteritis, and childhood obesity are all greatly reduced. Continuing to breastfeed while introducing small amounts of foods with gluten helps to protect against coeliac disease. For mothers breastfeeding helps protect against ovarian and breast cancer as well as helping them to achieve and maintain a healthy post-pregnancy weight.The HSE’s National Breastfeeding Co-ordinator Siobhan Hourigan emphasised the importance of support groups for breastfeeding Mums.She said: ‘We know that breastfeeding is important for the health of children and mothers, with every breastfeed making a difference. But every breastfeed also brings a mum closer to her personal breastfeeding goals.’She added: ‘’Many Irish mothers do not reach their breastfeeding goals and stop breastfeeding sooner than planned. We know support can help mums to breastfeed for longer. There are nearly 200 support groups throughout the county and contact details are available on www.breastfeeding.ieSome mums plan to breastfeed for weeks, some for months and some for years. All breastfeeding is worthwhile and every breastfeed makes a difference.Hourigan added: ‘‘I would encourage mums to try to breastfeed as long as you can. It helps to link with supports, to find out what to expect and to get help if you need it.’’The Department of Health and HSE recommend exclusive breastfeeding of infants for the first six months, after which mothers are recommended to continue to breastfeed as solid foods are introduced for up to two years or beyond.To mark National Breastfeeding Week there are events taking place across Donegal, including:Event – Breastfeeding ChallengeWhen – Saturday 5th October 2013 10am – 12 noon (main event at 11am)Where – Spraoi agus Sport, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal.Contact –Helen, challenge@friendsofbreastfeeding.ieEvent – Breastfeeding ChallengeWhen – Saturday 5th October 2013 10am – 12 noon (main event at 11am)Where – Letterkenny (TBC)Contact – challenge@friendsofbreastfeeding.ieEvent – HSE Letterkenny General – Public Awareness StandWhen – Thursday 03 October 2013 12 noon – 3pmWhere – Letterkenny Shopping CentreEvent – La Leche League Donegal Town: Coffee MorningWhen – Friday 4th October 2013 10am to 12 noonWhere – Abbey Hotel, The Diamond Donegal TownBreastfeeding support groups are provided by HSE Public Health Nurses, La Leche League and Cuidiu – Irish Childbirth Trust around the country. Women can attend for support and the opportunity to meet other mothers. Other health professionals including Midwives, GPs, Practice Nurses and Dieticians also provide one-to-one information and support. For details of support in your county log on to or call the HSE Infoline 1850 24 1850.Breastfeeding support is also provided by voluntary organisations such as La Leche League Cuidiú – Irish Childbirth Trust and Friends of Breastfeeding www.friendsofbreastfeeding.ieHEALTH: SERIES OF EVENTS IN DONEGAL FOR BREASTFEEDING WEEK was last modified: October 1st, 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)Tags:donegaleventsHSEnational breastfeeding weeklast_img read more


first_imgMOTORISTS  had people had a ‘lucky’ escape today after vandals threw an advertising sign across the road in front of them.The incident happened on the Circular Road in Letterkenny shortly after 7am.The trailer-style contraption, pictured, was in the centre of the road close to a roundabout. Three youths were seen running away from the scene shortly afterwards, an eye-witness told are investigating the incident and moved the trailer back to the side of the road.Meanwhile some parts of Co Donegal had a light dusting of snow and sleet overnight.Temperatures have dropped this weekend and Gardai are warning motorists to be careful on the roads, particularly in rural areas. LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2012, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on us on VANDALS THREW ADVERTISING TRAILER INTO MIDDLE OF ROAD was last modified: March 4th, 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:circular roaddonegal weathericeinceletterkennyroad warningsnowVANDALS THREW ADVERTISING TRAILER INTO MIDDLE OF ROADlast_img read more

€1M package for improvements to Donegal roads

first_imgDonegal TD Joe McHugh has announced €942,000 will be spent in the county in the latest round of funding to repair and improve rural roads providing access to homes, farms, tourist spots and local amenities.Mr McHugh, Government Chief Whip and Minister for the Irish language, Gaeltacht and the Islands, said Donegal is to get the third highest allocation of funds in the country under the Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) for 2018.It takes funding through the LIS scheme in Donegal to around €4.3million in the last two years. “It cannot be overstated how important it is to make this scale of investment in local roads and to improve access to rural areas,” Mr McHugh said.“Good quality access to rural homes and farms is essential to ensure that rural populations are supported and sustained.“Donegal has secured some of the highest investment in the country under the latest round of funding for the Local Improvement Scheme.“It is a very valuable support for rural families, many of whom will travel out of their local area to work and to go to school. “These roads are in everyday use and this funding is a vital Government support for people who live in the rural community. They also provide the only access to some quality tourist spots and other key local community sites such as graveyards.“The revival of the LIS is just one example of how Fine Gael in Government will continue to invest in infrastructure and support local communities and build a sustainable future for rural Ireland.“In Cabinet as the voice of Donegal I am delivering for the county.”Details of the 2018 national €10million scheme are being announced by Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring TD. It is in addition to €17million allocated last year.More than 400 local and rural roads nationwide will be improved under the latest round of funding for the LIS. Some 1,100 roads around the country were repaired in the 2017 funding round. Funding for LIS was reintroduced in September last year after no investment for eight years.The LIS provides funding for improvements on private and non-publicly maintained roads which are not maintained by the local authority but provide access to a number of homes or farms, to local and tourist amenities such as lakes, rivers or beaches and to their important community sites.€1M package for improvements to Donegal roads was last modified: April 23rd, 2018 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)last_img read more

The Virtual Water Cooler: GetGlue Hits the Million User Mark [Infographic]

first_imgTags:#New Media#NYT#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts As of March, the social entertainment service GetGlue has passed the million user mark, a significant milestone for any startup. It now also boasts 100 million data points – likes, reviews, check-ins – representing connections between entertainment, people, and each other.Those impressive numbers are an indication of the company’s rapid growth since the introduction of its mobile check-in apps last summer. Indeed the million-user milestone is just one of several statistics that GetGlue can tout, all pointing to the fact that when people tune in to TV, movies, and sports events, they’re also tuning in to their social networks – and specifically to GetGlue.GetGlue is now averaging over one check-in every second with as many as 10 check-ins per second during primetime. The activity isn’t just contained within the GetGlue network. During primetime, between 3% and 20% of tweets about TV shows come from GetGlue. GetGlue has become a locus for a lot of conversations around entertainment events. It isn’t simply a matter of a single “like” or a one-time activity with a particular TV show or movie. Rather, check-ins are ongoing, as are comments to others’ check-in and review activity. As the numbers in the infographic below indicate, our entertainment consumption and our entertainment conversations are clearly changing.center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… audrey watters Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Lux Research asks: Just how valuable is that patent?

first_imgTags:#featured#General Electric#Honeywell#Lux Research#Patents#top Amanda Razani How IoT Will Transform Cold Chain Logistics For… According to Lux Research, investors have invested $4.3 billion into the development of sensors over the past ten years.  However it’s the pattern of the 28,927 sensor patents that were given since 1975 that actually unveils the value and potential of these patents.Lux Research studied patent trends for five kinds of sensors.  These included physical, gas and chemical, environmental, vital signs and biometric ones.  These were studied across five value groups: automotive, food and agriculture, medical, consumer, and building and industrial, in order to pinpoint markets that were growing and markets that are already overly competitive.The studies show that sensor patents targeted at consumer electronics and medical device industries have the least entry barriers, whereas those patented for automotive, and building and industrial use have the biggest barriers.“While the physical sensor patent space is the most crowded, there are opportunities for component and module manufacturers even in industries that have high barriers to entry,” stated Tiffany Huang, Lux Research Associate and lead author of the report titled, “Sensor Patent Landscape: Sorting through the Crowd in Search of Gold.”She went on to say, “An approach focusing on unmet technical needs in each market will lead to success.”A lot of new sensor patentsThere were some important bits of information discovered by the Lux Research study.  Physical sensors get the most patents, with a total of 28, 927 of these being granted since 1975.  Next in line are gas and chemical sensors with 2, 446.  Most patents don’t target a specific industry, but the most popular focus of those that do is the building and industrial space.Corporations have the patent market cornered, with 71 percent of sensor patents going to corporations.  Universities and independent research groups get the rest. Honeywell holds the most patents among corporations, racking up a total of 1,354, of which most are for physical sensors. Coming in second, is General Electric, with 989 and Northrop Grumman, with 752.It’s the quality of the patent that is important. Although Honeywell has the most patents, Bosch is the leader in building and industrial, consumer and automotive segments. The Ultimate Checklist on Ways to Prevent IoT D…center_img 5 Industries Destined for Technological Disruption Related Posts Electronic Design is Utilizing AI-Enabled Solu…last_img read more