first_img2018 Budget estimates…as House approves $2.2B for MoIPAOpposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira blistered Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock for his “ineptitude” in improving the lives of Indigenous people and his resorting to blaming the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) for that.Allicock, during the Committee of Supply meeting, said that the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change (APNU/AFC) Administration is now bridging theOpposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira questioning expenditures for the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministrydivide between Amerindian villages that was left by the PPP/C.He was, at the time, responding to questions about the cutting of over $336 million from the Amerindian Development Projects budget.“We need to unify this nation. We need to bring people together. Unity in diversity is our belief,” Allicock said.When questioned about the extra $24 million expended in 2017 under Buildings, the Minister explained that the monies were diverted from the savings of the Bina Hill Institute and promised to lay over the documentation to support that.“The biggest head is $981 million for (Amerindian Development Projects) and there is very little in this budget that will make a difference in the quality of life ofIndigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney Allicockthe Indigenous people…so you cannot blame the PPP for your ineptitude,” Teixeira noted.She pointed out that Allicock boasted about the necessity of the Bina Hill Institute for hinterland development and sought to remind him that at one point, the Institute lost its funding from its overseas partners and it was the PPP/C that stepped in and provided it with a grant on the condition that it be headed by a Board to ensure transparency and accountability for the funding it received.“I have no issue with Bina Hill, but it is not the only part of Guyana…Bina Hill is getting $50 million, and you are reporting that they are getting the dormitories built and by the way, you said that you took the savings out of the dormitories to increase your 2017 budget by $24 million and you are putting it back in in your 2018 budget. So, I am wondering whether you have taken money that was meant for Bina Hill in 2017, use it, sidetracked it to another project, and then put it back in 2018,” Teixeira questioned.As it relates to the Hinterland Employment and Youth Service (HEYS) programme, the Opposition had a hard time finding the allocation under the current expenses of the Ministry and constantly grilled Junior Minister Valerie Garrido-Lowe, to point out the allocation. However, she was unwavering and after frustration from Teixeira, Garrido-Lowe related that the monies were allocated under line item Amerindian Development Programme in Capital Expenditure.This was intensely questioned by the Opposition since the programme is a two-year project and included wages and salaries, and should have been under the Current Expenditures heading. However, Minister Allicock explained that the HEYS was a “Special Project” without divulging any further detail. He also said that to date some 1976 youths have benefited with an additional 2000 slated to in 2018.PPP/C Member of Parliament (MP) Yvonne Pearson queried the figures for national events which saw $210 million spent in 2017, and $203 million being requested in 2018. Minister Garrido-Lowe, who responded to questions for Current Expenditure, explained that there would be no Heritage pageant next year, nor will Guyana host the 2018 Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organisation (ACTO) Traditional Knowledge Meeting, hence the reduction of the figures.However, at the end, with no objection from the Opposition, the Committee of Supply approved a total of $2.2 billion for the Ministry. The sums of $1,183,274 and $1,036,686 were for Capital Expenditure and Current Expenditure respectively.last_img read more


first_imgIRELAND defender Seamus Coleman has said his side are extremely disappointed after a 1-0 reverse at Celtic Park in Glasgow tonight.Speaking to RTE after Shaun Maloney’s wonder goal separated the sides, the Killybegs man said however that Ireland would move on quickly from the result and bounce back.The Everton man admitted Ireland were caught napping as Scotland worked their second half winner from a short corner. “We are disappointed, very disappointed, but we will get over it and move on quickly,” said  the Donegal man.“We were caught out on the goal but we gave it everything and we move on quickly.”Aiden McGeady was targeted by Scottish boo-boys throughout the game, but for large parts of the match it was the Irish fans who could be heard singing the loudest.It was a helter skelter game played at a frantic pace and Ireland never really got to grips with midfield. Former Hoops star Maloney curled home the game’s only goal 15 minutes from time as the Scots finally made the pressure tell against us.Substitute Chris Martin had earlier passed up a glorious opportunity to give the home side the lead from close range and Ireland very nearly snatched a point at the death when Robbie Brady’s free-kick glanced off a Scottish head and cannoned against the crossbar.See you at the Aviva Scotland COLEMAN DISAPPOINTED AFTER IRELAND LOSS IN GLASGOW was last modified: November 14th, 2014 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:Irelandseamus colemanlast_img read more


first_img The young goalkeeper was devastated as he admitted he lost his team the Champions League final after the game 3 3 A mistake from Karius allowed Karim Benzema to open the scoring in Kiev before he let a Gareth Bale shot slip through his hands “To sign a replacement for Karius because of Kiev, I think that would be the wrong thing to do.“The kneejerk reaction from fans after Kiev was to get someone else in.“He’ll understand that he will make another mistake – that’s the life of a goalkeeper.“But providing the under-performance in Kiev was down to a blow to the head, then there’s nothing to say he shouldn’t be getting back to the level he was at before and improving on it.”Listen back to former Liverpool and England goalkeeper David James on talkSPORT in full above! “I like the keeper, I think he’s got the potential to be really, really good – special even – but unfortunately when that happens in the Champions League final, everybody is watching.“I think that if Liverpool were to decide to get rid of him or bring someone else in because of one incident, that it wouldn’t be showing so much faith. One thing Jürgen has done with his squad, hence the reason why they get to European finals, is he’s shown faith in the players he has.“So I think it’s the right decision to keep Karius on.center_img Liverpool have been heavily linked with signing a new goalkeeper this summer – with Roma’s Alisson, Barcelona’s Jasper Cillessen, Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak and Stoke City’s Jack Butland all mentioned as possible targets.But it appears Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will keep faith with countryman Karius for the forthcoming season.And former Liverpool star, James, approves.Speaking to talkSPORT host Jim White on Thursday, the ex-England No.1 said: “I was at the game in Kiev and I saw the incident with Ramos at 0-0 where Karius took a blow and I thought it looked like a big blow because of the way he fell to the floor, and three minutes later they score the first goal.“I was saying to people at the game there was something wrong with what happened, and lo and behold Liverpool got him assessed and there was evidence of some concussion. Liverpool have made the right decision to stick by Loris Karius and not replace him in the summer transfer window, according to David James, who believes he could become a ‘special’ goalkeeper.According to reports this week, the Reds plan to keep Karius as their number one for next season despite his Champions League final nightmare against Real Madrid.The 25-year-old German had a shocker in Kiev.He was directly at fault for two goals as the Spanish giants sealed a 3-1 victory and claimed their third straight European crown.In the aftermath of the game, it was claimed Karius’ disastrous display was actually due to concussion he suffered in a collision with Sergio Ramos in the second-half, but that did not stop Liverpool fans from blaming the goalkeeper for the defeat. 3 David James has urged Jurgen Klopp to put his faith in Karius as his Liverpool No.1 last_img read more


first_img Steven Gerrard will manage his first match at Ibrox against Bury. 1 Rangers have sold more than 30,000 tickets for Steven Gerrard’s first game at Ibrox as manager.The Light Blues will play English League Two side Bury in the 50,817 capacity stadium, which will be almost two-thirds full. scrap Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos center_img It’s an unprecedented turn out given just 22,107 went to Ibrox for the friendly between Rangers and French giants Marseille last summer.Gerrard’s team have already had one friendly but this was a behind-closed-doors clash with Welsh side TNS at the Hummel Training Centre.Rangers won 3-1 with goals from Serge Atakayi, Jamie Murphy and Ross McCrorie, following their opponents opening the scoring. Latest Scottish Premiership News And Gerrard’s assistant manager Gary McAllister is looking forward to the match with Bury: “We’re absolutely where we wanted to be at this stage,” he said.“We go into the next game and the level of opponent gradually gets a little bit better before the Europa League games.“We’re quite happy with the way things are going and we’re looking forward to Friday.“We’re up over 30,000 tickets sold and hopefully Ibrox will be bouncing.”last_img read more


first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It will take more than war, hurricanes, political unease and high gasoline prices to deter the American consumer this holiday season. Even with shaky consumer confidence figures, a mixed economic outlook and headlines of riots, bombs and political scandal, experts project a banner holiday shopping season. The most bleak forecast heralds at least a 3 percent growth in spending over last year – while some go as high as 9 percent. Craving iPods, velvet jackets and toys tricked out like hot rods, shoppers should spend in the neighborhood of $220 billion on holiday gifts, giving nervous retailers hope for a strong finish to the year. “Sure, things are tough,” said Michael O’Rourke, chief executive officer for Chatsworth-based beauty products manufacturer Sexy Hair Concepts and a panelist on holiday shopping held Wednesday at the Glendale Galleria. “But what do people do then? They go to the mall, kick up their heels and spend.” The average Angeleno will lay out $1,661 on holiday purchases, entertaining and charity, according to a survey by Deloitte & Touche’s Los Angeles office. The professional services firm took a conservative view of spending, projecting a 4 percent to 5 percent increase on the West Coast, but suggested in its forecast that shoppers’ moods have not soured. Why so many spendthrifts at a time of such economic uncertainty? Borrowing is still easy, said Jackie Fernandez, the partner in charge of Deloitte’s retail practice in Los Angeles. Even as consumer debt levels surge beyond $800 billion nationwide, according to online researcher CardWeb.com, the load has not dimmed consumer enthusiasm. “Talking to people, I was surprised by how much spending they plan on doing, the dollar amounts, the number of presents,” Fernandez said. “There’s not a lot of gloom that shows up in the survey, so it’ll probably be a fairly good season this year.” And a tricky one to plan for, as well. With nearly an entire month of shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, stores have the added element of Hanukkah beginning Dec. 25. At a time when they normally shift into closeout mode and begin redeeming after-Christmas gift cards, stores will still have last-minute Hanukkah buyers browsing the aisles. With local employment on the rise, an influx of new residents and a still-robust housing market, Southern California could fare even better than the national norm. The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. projects a whopping 8 percent to 9 percent jump. While Jack Kyser, chief economist for the nonprofit business development group, noted the nervousness in the air, he figured enhanced personal incomes would trump malaise when it comes to spending. “People have gotten used to it,” Kyser said. “There’s a steady stream of bad news, so they just take it in stride. We’ve gotten hard-boiled about all the bad news, so people are willing to spend.” And Lina Lopez, out shopping Wednesday at the Galleria with her daughter Alyssa, was already stocking up for the holidays. The Los Angeles resident, a stay-at-home mom, picked up a pair of poinsettias at J.C. Penney in preparation for an upcoming holiday party. “Now, you can find better things,” she said, an armful of bags already hanging from her elbow. “If you wait, all the good stuff’s gone. It costs more, but it’s worth it.” Brent Hopkins, (818) 713-3738 brent.hopkins@dailynews.comlast_img read more


first_imgBundoran RNLI Lifeboat crewThe volunteer crew of Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat were called out twice over the weekend to two different incidents, both of which ended well.On Saturday afternoon just after 1.40pm, the crew received a report that a boat’s propeller had become entangled in the rope of an old lobster pot just off Mountcharles. Making their way across the bay to the scene, the volunteer crew found that the boat had indeed become entangled and was unable to move.The experienced skipper had dropped anchor to ensure that the craft was stabilised which eased the work of the RNLI crewman who went under the boat in order to cut the rope from the propeller. Within minutes, the thankful skipper was underway and the lifeboat returned the station in Bundoran. Just after 6pm this evening the pagers sounded again as Malin Head Coast Guard had been alerted to a surfer who was in difficulty in the water at Rossnowlagh. Within 6 minutes the lifeboat was in the water and speeding towards the scene with shore crew also tasked to the scene. The Rescue 118 helicopter based at Sligo was also tasked. However as the lifeboat passed Kildoney Point, the crew were informed that the surfer was ashore and they were stood down.Deputy Launching Authority at Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat said ‘thankfully these callouts ended well. We would as usual always remind members of the public that if they see anyone in difficulty on the coast to dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coast Guard.’ BUNDORAN LIFEBOAT CREWS IN TWO ALERTS was last modified: September 28th, 2014 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:bundorancrewsRNLIlast_img read more


first_imgBell, a 32-year-old veteran with 14 total … Ahead of his fourth professional fight, Cass Bell is as calm as they come.His fellow Institute of Combat fighter Tyson Miller, who is set to engage in his first pro bout on Saturday, is just plain ready.Bell, undefeated as a professional at 3-0-0, will take on Isaiah Rocha in the 135-pound division Saturday at Bellator 226 at the SAP Center in San Jose.Miller, in his first professional fight, will take on Albert Gonzales at 175 pounds.last_img


first_imgA rock used as a signature for the rise of oxygen in the early earth turns out to be misleading and useless for dating.Hematite in banded iron formations (BIFs) from Australia have been used for years as a marker for when the early earth saw a rise in oxygen in the sea.  Supposedly, iron first began to be oxidized when these rocks were made.  Piled on top of that assumption have been stories of the evolution of eukaryotes and photosynthesis 2.5 billion years ago, a key milestone in the progress of evolution.  Now, that marker has been criticized as misleading.In a paper in the Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, three geologists took another look at the BIFs and realized that the oxidation could have occurred much later.  “The observation that at least some of the hematite in unmineralized BIF did not form directly from ferric oxyhydroxides implies that hematite is not a reliable proxy for the composition of the precursor sediment or the redox [reduction-oxidation] chemistry of the ocean,” they concluded.Richard A. Kerr took note of this development in Science Magazine:Geologists say the study raises serious questions about a supposedly reliable test. “People are recognizing that we have to be more careful,” says geochemist Timothy Lyons of the University of California, Riverside. “We need to increasingly focus on doing just what [these authors] did, a more careful characterization of samples.”This raises the question of what motivated the earlier scientists to be careless.  Kerr pointed out that evolutionary geologists had divined the rise of oxygen from these rocks for decades.  “The ruddy mineral was thought to record the moment when photosynthesis first pushed oxygen to levels high enough to fully oxidize iron,” he said.Let this be a warning to theistic evolutionists and other old-earthers who trust the interpretations of proxy measurements for their theories, believing that the earth maintains an incontrovertible, unbiased record of its history.  If you listen to these evolutionists, ashamed as they were about trusting an unreliable method, they ended up merely replace one fallible interpretation with another.  Now they think the BIFs record another imaginary date 300 million years later, “after tectonic forces crumpled the sea floor into mountains and drove oxygen-laden water down into the rock.”  Anybody there to see that happen?  Of course not.  If reporters and other scientists leaned on a smoldering reed for decades, why should anybody lean on their next smoldering reed?  In another few decades its assumptions are likely to be overturned again.  Like Ken Ham tried to get Bill Nye to realize, there’s a big difference between looking at hematite in a rock in the present (operational science) and trying to figure out how it got that way in the past (origin science).  Nothing about bands of iron in a rock requires the moyboy story. (Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As the cattle herds expand across the U.S. and the poultry and pork markets recover from disease setbacks, the demand for animal protein continues to be strong domestically. Recently, the Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins talked about the outlook for the meat sector with Will Sawyer from Rabo AgriFinance.last_img


first_imgYesterday, after spending some time with Google’s latest social networking service, Google Buzz, we posted a handful of buzz tips and tricks for those wanting to better manage the buzz, play with its APIs or banish it altogether from their Gmail inbox.  Today, we’ve come across more even more tips for working with Buzz, including how to add Buzz extensions to your web browser, new ways to subscribe to others’ Buzz, and even ways to update Buzz via email. If you’re becoming a regular Buzz user, then you’ll want to read through this latest collection of tips to take your Buzz skills up another notch.ReadWriteWeb’s full coverage and analysis of Google Buzz:Live Blog From AnnouncementAnalysis: Open Data StandardsAnalysis: Geo-Social NetworkFacebook & Google BuzzComparison to FriendFeedEnterprise ApplicationsBuzz Hacks & TipsThe Missing FeaturesGoogle Makes Changes to Buzz 3. Update Buzz via EmailOne of the nice things about Buzz’s Gmail integration is that it lets you update your Buzz via email. This one’s simple: just send an email to buzz@gmail.com using your gmail.com email address. You can even send in attachments!4. Subscribe to Someone’s Buzz via RSSAs noted by commenter ArpitNext on our previous post and as Skeptic Geek blogged, Google Buzz is RSS-enabled. If you want to subscribe to someone’s Buzz in your feed reader, just go to their Google profile page. Once there, you’ll see the orange RSS icon appear in the browser’s address bar. Click the icon in order to add Buzz to your favorite feed reader. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Update! Bonus Tip!Our own Frederic Lardinois discovered that Google Buzz understands a little bit of the Textile Markup Language. Here are the markups he found that work: (*)word(*) = bold (_)word(_) = italics (-)word(-) = strikethrough (–) = em-dash Note: Use those without the () That’s all for now – but if you have Buzz tips of your own, feel free to share them in the comments below! 5. Email, Link to, or Mute a Buzz PostTo do more with a Buzz post, click the drop-down arrow to the far right of any post for a list of other Buzz options. From here, you can email the post, get the post’s permalink, view all Buzz from that person, follow them, or mute the post. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Features#Google#How To#web center_img First of all, a little known fact: did you know that Google Buzz is supposed to be spelled with a lowercase “b”? This comes from Google engineer Cedric Beust who posted this info to his Buzz yesterday. While that may be true, we’ve noticed that “Buzz” is capitalized in our Gmail inboxes to fit in with the other labels and it’s also capitalized on your own Buzz page and when you see the Buzz tab on someone’s Google profile. Frankly, we prefer it in capitals and until Google cleans up the inconsistencies throughout Gmail and Google Profiles, we’ll think we’ll leave it that way. Now, onto the tips:1. Get Buzz Browser ExtensionsAfter only being live for two days, there are already web browser extensions for integrating Buzz into your Firefox or Chrome browser. As a Chrome user myself, I’ve been keeping my eye out for Chrome Buzz extensions – it seemed like Chrome would be the first one to get some sort of add-on. Yesterday, it finally did. In fact, it got two. The first is the Chrome Buzz extension which adds the Buzz conversation bubble icon to your Chrome browser. When clicked, you can read through all the latest Buzz in the window that displays. Unfortunately though, this is currently a read-only experience. If you want to comment, like, or post new Buzz yourself, you have to head back to your Gmail. However, it’s a good first effort from the developer and worth watching for future updates.A second Buzz extension for Chrome is called Buzzer. This lets you publish to Buzz from Google Reader. This one actually seems a little redundant since you can add your Google Reader Shared Items to your Google Profile and have them automatically published on Buzz. However, this would be useful if you came across a website that you weren’t subscribed to and still wanted to add it to Buzz. Clicking the button will open up the site’s feed in Reader and allow you to add a note (if desired) before posting the item to Buzz. Meanwhile, Firefox users have an experimental add-on called “Buzz It!” which lets you update your status via Gmail with the link and title of the webpage you’re currently viewing. (Thanks to Orli Yakuel for finding this one.)2. Hide Your Buzz Contact List from Prying EyesAs Philipp Lenssen pointed out on Google Blogoscoped, Buzz may not be for everyone…especially those who don’t want to expose their private Gmail contact list to the world at large. The problem with Buzz is once you set it up, those you follow and those following you are shown on your profile page. This isn’t all that different from FriendFeed expect for one important fact: on FriendFeed you picked and chose who your friends were, but your Buzz contacts are added for you automatically based on who you email the most. If that’s not information you want to share, here’s how to turn it off:Sign into your Google account via Gmail (or any other Google service)Go to your Google profile here: http://google.com/profiles/meClick the link at the top-right of the screen that reads “Edit Profile”Here, you’ll see a checkbox that reads “Display the list of people I’m following and people following me.” To make this info private, just uncheck that box.Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the “Save changes” button Related Posts sarah perez Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more