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Father welcomes idea of Dominic James foundation

first_imgDavid James, the father of late St George’s College Manning Cup footballer and captain, Dominic James, says he is open to the idea of starting a foundation or scholarship fund in his son’s name. But although he has heard talks on the outside of putting together a charitable organisation to honour his son’s memory, James says he is yet to be approached by anyone. However, he revealed that he and his wife, Denise, had long-standing plans to launch an organisation like that prior to his passing, and his untimely death has only urged them to get such an organisation in his name established and off the ground. “We were looking ahead to when Dominic would have gone on to university. Denise and I thought about it and what we could do for young boys, who were just less fortunate. Having worked with him in situations (with less fortunate teammates) and him having represented so many clubs, we saw the need to assist with some of these young boys. “Sometimes you had boys coming to training not well prepared in their bellies, going home and not knowing what they will have, so we felt that if we could do something to help them, then it would be good, and this is a chance to do just that.” The senior James told The Gleaner that he has heard the matter mentioned unofficially in some quarters, but he has not been contacted about getting such a project off the ground, but it is something that he would greatly welcome from any interested party. “We have thought about it, and we hear talks about something being set up in his name, so anyone contemplating the idea, we hope that we can work together with them to get something set up in his name,” the grieving father commented. However, he would love get the project up and running before the year ends, when the schoolboy football competition is still in progress, as he thinks it’s significance will be greater served and its impact will be more far-reaching and more effective. Dominic James passed away on September 20 after he collapsed on field during a Manning Cup match between St George’s College and Excelsior at Stadium East, leaving the entire local football fraternity in mourning. However, with all the outpouring of love and affection for the prodigious midfielder, popularly called ‘Delly’, David James is hoping that with some assistance, he would establish something in lasting memory of the inspirational player. Meanwhile, the funeral service for James will be held next Saturday at the Holy Trinity Cathedral. HASN’T BEEN CONTACTEDlast_img read more

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Guyanese Hugh Wooding graduates honoured

first_imgThe Guyanese students who in the past week graduated, Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad, were on Friday honoured by the Ministry of Education.Minister Nicolette Henry along with the recent Hugh Wooding Law School graduates and local student at the Umana Yana on FridayThe achievement of the 19 students was recognised at a simple ceremony at the Umana Yana in Kingston, Georgetown. Having returned home, the students were all encouraged to excel and to strive for more.Addressing the students, Minister Nicolette Henry first thanked them for returning home with the “wealth of knowledge” that they obtained during their studies.She emphasised that this achievement is just the beginning of their journey.The minister said: “So let me go right ahead by congratulating all of you who would have been successful at your course study at the Hugh Wooding Law School, you have made yourself and all of Guyana proud”.She extended special congratulations to the best graduating student Latoya Roberts for her exemplary performance.“A special word of congratulation to Miss Roberts for her exemplary performance, that of being the best Guyanese graduating student but I must say that all of you deserve a round of applause because you are all outstanding and I believe that honour must be given where it is due and so though simple, we would like to recognise and certainly honour the efforts of you all.”She acknowledged that Law is a tedious course, and applauded the students for not allowing this to dampen their resolve to excel.Roberts in her address encouraged those potential law students who were present at the ceremony: “Becoming a lawyer or reaching the stage that we are at this time is no easy task, and while it may be easy to pomp our chests and to pat ourselves on the back, I must let each and everyone know that it is a team effort, Hugh Wooding Law School is a team effort”.She explained that having successfully graduated she can now say that her journey and completing law school took a team effort: “There are no individual heroes, there is no man that stand on an island by himself, and if you want to survive at the Hugh Wooding Law School, you will need each and every one of your colleagues”.She further encouraged the young hopefuls not to be daunted by the challenges which will come their way.last_img read more

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DEA Destroys 250 Marijuana Trees

first_imgThe Drug Enforcement Agency recently carried out a raid in Lorplay town, Nimba County, destroying over 250 trees of the marijuana plant.The DEA told our Nimba Correspondent that upon a tip off from one of the agents within the vicinity of Lorplay, they were able to identify the farm where the marijuana was planted.Col. Julius Kanubah, DEA Nimba Commander, said the suspect, only identified as Lorkarmon, remained at large upon hearing that the DEA was carrying out an operation on his farm.Lorplay is located east of Bahn City in Zoe Geh District, Nimba County.The DEA had carried numerous operations in many parts of Nimba where several marijuana farms were destroyed and at some point the perpetrators were arrested and sent to court, but what became of the cases is yet to be established.However, the DEA is warning all involved into marijuana farming to desist and engage into other types of farming that does not pose a threat to security.“I want to urge you to engage in other types of farming and not marijuana,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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3 killed in Linden/ Soesdyke Highway crash

first_imgThree persons are now dead following a crash on the Linden/Soesdyke Highway in the vicinity of Moblissa on Friday evening.Initial reports reaching Guyana Times revealed that a Route 72 (Mahdia/Georgetown) minibus was heading to Georgetown when it collided into a truck transporting logs. The truck was parked near the Moblissa Bridge, while the bus was travelling from Takuba Lodge, Konawaruk Mining District.This newspaper understands that when the bus slammed into the truck its roof was ripped off before turning over and pinning several passengers, including the three deceased, who reportedly died on the spot.While the identities of those deceased persons were not available up to press time, this publication was able to ascertain that they were two males and a female, who is said to be the wife of the minibus driver.The driver and another passenger were taken to the Diamond Diagnostic Centre and are listed a stable, while several others were rushed to the Linden Hospital.Guyana Times will bring you a more detailed report in its Sunday edition.last_img read more

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At least he did this before coming back to Arsenal in the summer – benchwarmer?

first_imgLukas Podolski scored his first goal for Inter as the Italian side beat Udinese 2-1.The Germany international is on loan from Arsenal, having fallen out of favour under Arsene Wenger, but Inter manager Roberto Mancini says the 29-year-old will not stay in Serie A beyond this season. MANCINI: PODOLSKI WANTS ARSENAL RETURNFollowing the win, Inter are up to seventh in the league and it was Podolski’s rocket that earned them all three points.Are you pleased Podolski wants to come back to Arsenal? Podolski scores for Inter 1last_img read more

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Technology of care

first_imgThat’s where cutting-edge technology steps in. A rubber and nylon “muscle suit” developed by the Tokyo University of Science helps keep the elderly active by providing support for the upper body, arms and shoulders. Powered by air pressure actuators, the prototype suit – which looks like an oversized life jacket – provides subtle backing to help older people lift heavy objects. The intelligent wheelchair TAO Aicle from Fujitsu Ltd. and Aisin Seiki Co. uses a positioning system to automatically travel to a preset destination and uses sensors to detect and stop at red lights and to avoid obstacles. Another wheelchair designed by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology responds to oral commands like “forward” and “back,” “right” and “left.” Then there are cars designed for easy entry for the wheelchair-bound or those with difficulty walking, like Toyota Motor Corp.’s Welcab series. Tired? Retire to a Lowland futon bed by Kaneshiro Tsuhso Inc. that can be adjusted into a reclining seat. And there’s help for caregivers, too. A full-body robotic suit developed by the Kanagawa Institute of Technology outside Tokyo is a massive contraption powered by 22 air pumps to help nurses hoist patients on and off their beds. Sensors attached to the user’s skin detect when muscles are trying to lift something heavy – and signals to the air pumps to kick in to provide support. Though the suit makes its wearer look a little like Robocop, a student who was easily lifted off a table in a demonstration said he felt comfortable during the test. “It doesn’t feel at all like I’m being lifted by a robot,” he said. “This feels so comfortable and very human.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Liroko Tabuchi THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO – If you grow old in Japan, expect to be served food by a robot, ride a voice-recognition wheelchair or even possibly hire a nurse in a robotic suit – all examples of cutting-edge technology to care for the country’s rapidly graying population. With nearly 22 percent of Japan’s population already aged 65 or older, businesses here have been rolling products that fuel a care-technology market worth some $1.08 billion in 2006, according to industry figures. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityAt a home-care and rehabilitation convention in Tokyo this week, buyers crowded around a demonstration of Secom Co.’s My Spoon feeding device, which can help people eat with a spoon- and fork-fitted swiveling arm. Operating a joystick with his chin, developer Shigehisa Kobayashi maneuvered the arm toward a block of silken tofu, deftly getting the fork to break off a bite-sized piece. The arm then returned to a preprogrammed position in front of the mouth, allowing Kobayashi to bite and swallow. “It’s all about empowering people to help themselves,” Kobayashi said. The Tokyo-based company has already sold 300 of the devices, which come with a price tag of $3,500. “We want to give the elderly control over their own lives,” he said. The rapid aging of Japan’s population has spurred concerns about a labor shortage, tax shortfall and financial difficulties in paying health bills and pensions. The weakening of family ties in recent years also means a growing number of older Japanese people are spending their golden years away from the care traditionally provided by children and grandchildren. last_img read more

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INJURIES BOARD IN BID TO STOP COMPENSATION TO PAL OF DRINK DRIVER WHO KILLED DONEGAL TEACHER

first_imgThe late Roisin and her husband Stephen.THE organisation which pays compensation to victims of uninsured drivers is to trying to prevent payment to the friend of a drink driver who killed a Donegal schoolteacher.Michael Tevlin had been awarded €660,000 for a brain injury suffered in the car crash which left pregnant Fanad woman Roisin Connolly dead. The High Court however has almost halved that payment by saying 35-year-old Tevlin was 45 per cent negligent by getting into a car driven by a man with whom he had been on a drinking spree.He had also not been wearing a seatbelt.n.Mr Justice Kevin Cross ruled the plasterer is entitled to a declaration against the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland (MIBI), which compensates victims of uninsured drivers, only up to a limit of €364,000 after he was injured in the crash which was described by the judge as “truly horrific.”However the MIBI says it will take the case to the Court of Appeal.Mr Tevlin says he has no memory of the accident when the car veered across a road as the driver – who he had been drinking with earlier – attempted to overtake on the Carrickmacross Bypass, Co Monahgan, on December 27, 2010.The driver, Kevin McArdle, who was later jailed for dangerous driving, ploughed in to a car driven by Stephen Connolly whose 39-year old pregnant wife, Roisin was killed.Two 27-year old men, who were also passengers in McArdle’s car, died in the accident.Mr Tevlin from Lisankisky, Kingscourt, Co Cavan sued Mr McArdle, Longfield, Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan and the MIBI, as a result of the injuries he received in the accident.Mr Tevlin and Mr McArdle, Mr Justice Cross said, went on what has been “rightly described as a drinking spree” around various licenses premises in Cavan , Louth and Meath.Between 9.30am and 6pm, Mr Tevlin consumed twelve pints of beer and four half measures of spirits and McArdle had ten and a half pints of beer and five half measures of spirits.Mr Justice Cross said it it was contended that because Mr Tevlin allowed himself to be carried by McArdle in the car when both had clearly consumed over the legal limits of alcohol that the driver owed no duty of care to him.The judge said he could not accept that proposition.There was a considerable difference between a driver being urged on by the a passenger to speed and what was a tragic result from an enterprise that undoubtedly commenced as a “misguided exercise in post Christmas camaraderie.”The MIBI, he said, had urged that public policy should prevent an intoxicated passenger from recovering damages against an intoxicated driver.Mr Justice Cross said the negligence of the driver almost always and certainly in this case is greater than that of the passenger.Finding contributory negligence on Mr Tevlin’s part, the judge said the degree of fault on the person whose intoxication was the prime cause of the accident must be greater than the contributory negligence of Mr Tevlin who allowed himself to be carried by the intoxicated driver.The judge reduced the award by 35 per cent in relation to allowing himself to be carried and added another 10 per cent reduction for contributory negligence for not wearing a seat belt.INJURIES BOARD IN BID TO STOP COMPENSATION TO PAL OF DRINK DRIVER WHO KILLED DONEGAL TEACHER was last modified: October 7th, 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:car crashcompensationcourt casedonegalFanadMonaghanroisin connollylast_img read more

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‘South Africa has investment opportunities across the economic spectrum’ SASOL CEO

first_imgTsabeng Nthite – Sasol Limited Chief Executive Officer and Joint President Mr Bongani Nqwababa, joins the list of multinational CEOs who provide testimonials on Brand South Africa’s CEOs Know campaign – why their corporates continue to invest in South Africa – while highlighting South Africa’s competitive strengths as an attractive foreign investment destination.In his interview, Nqwababa said that he is inspired by how resilient of South Africans are as well as their ability to overcome adversity. The country is a great investment destination because it not only has opportunities in the resources, but also has opportunities across the economic spectrum.Sasol is an international integrated chemicals and energy company that leverages technologies and the expertise of our 30 300 people working in 33 countries. The multinational develops and commercialises technologies, and builds and operates world-scale facilities to produce a range of high-value product stream, including liquid fuels, chemicals and low-carbon electricity.Sasol was established in 1950 in South Africa and we remain one of the country’s largest investors in capital projects, skills development and technological research and development.  The company is listed on the JSE in South Africa and on the New York Stock Exchange in the United States.“As the most industrialised country in Southern Africa, South Africa offers opportunities for companies to grow domestically and also for them to expand into the African continent. From an FDI perspective, South Africa is a wonderful place to invest in for a variety of reasons – our legal system is developed, our courts and judiciary are independent, we have sound financial systems, and well-developed local capital markets,” said Nqwababa.Brand South Africa – in collaboration with Business Leadership South Africa launched the CEOs Know campaign to position South Africa as in ideal investment destination. The CEOs Know Campaign features various CEO’s from multinational corporations based in South Africa, who share insights behind their continued investment into South Africa.last_img read more

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Ray Parks signs with Blackwater Elite

first_imgADVERTISEMENT LeBron James defends Like Walton record amid job speculation Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MANILA, Philippines–Ray Parks on Tuesday officially signed with the Blackwater Elite, as per his agent Charlie Dy. Dimaunahan also said Parks’ winning attitude and athleticism are just some of the things Blackwater needs to turn its fortunes around.The 6-foot-4 guard just recently wrapped up his third season with Alab Pilipinas in the ASEAN Basketball League.Parks won an ABL title and two ABL Local MVPs during his stint with Alab.The 26-year-old Parks is expected to join Blackwater in practice after the Holy Week as he takes a much needed break from basketball.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Parks, who selected second overall by the Elite in the 2018 PBA Draft four months ago, ended speculations about his next move.Dy posted a photo of Parks’ contract signing with team governor Siliman Sy on his Instagram account Tuesday.The deal is reportedly worth P2 million for the remainder of this season.Signed.— Bobby Ray Parks Jr. (@ray1parks) April 9, 2019ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid View commentslast_img read more