first_imgROSEAU, Dominica (CMC): Kieran Powell said West Indies were keen to put in a really big effort to win the decisive third and final Test of the current series against Pakistan, starting tomorrow at Windsor Park here. The Windies are eager to prove that their stunning 107-run victory in the second Test which ended last Thursday at Kensington Oval in Barbados was no flash in the pan, as they aim to win their first Test series in four years and over a side ranked higher for the first time in eight years. “The guys are very happy about the performance in Barbados,” Powell told reporters on Sunday following a training session at the match venue. “The bowlers have been very consistent and they have been giving us an opportunity. Now it’s left for us – the batsmen – to put our hands up and put some good totals on the board, particularly in the first innings, so we can be far more competitive.” He added: “It does not happen often, so when West Indies are in town, we the fans should come out and support the team and encourage us to play some good, entertaining cricket. “It’s a Test match, so it would not be hurrah, hurrah. We expect it to be a long, hard graft over five days and we are hoping that we are the side that works harder and gets the positive result.” Powell has returned to the side for the series against the Pakistanis, starting with the preceding one-day internationals, following a three-year, self-imposed exile. Prior his walking away, he had been clearly identified as the other half of the solution to the opening batting problem that had plagued the side. Things have not quite worked according to plan. Though Powell had gotten starts he has failed to carry on and the problem at the top of the order has been compounded by a lack of success for the typically reliable Kraigg Brathwaite. “Returning to the side has not been that difficult,” he said. “If you take a shark out of the water and put it back in, it will swim – so I am swimming. “There are some areas in my batting that I have identified with the batting coach that we are working on. “The video data analyst has provided some footage and we have been examining it. I have also spoken to some people – some former players – so that I can try to rectify it for this match.”last_img read more

first_imgDays after the brutal murder of an Indigenous village leader in the community of Kurutuku, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), his son-in-law, who is accused of committing the act, was on Wednesday slapped with a murder charge and arraigned before the courts for the capital offence of murder.Murder accused Addison Benjamin stood before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus, who read the indictable charge which stated that on January 1, 2019 atDead: Solomon LewisKurutuku, he killed Solomon Lewis.The 27-year-old man, of Lima, Essequibo Coast, was represented by Attorney Dexter Todd, who informed that his client acted in self-defence after he was physically abused by the now deceased man, his son and other men in the community.Police Prosecutor Gordon Mansfield informed the court that the dead Toshao and Benjamin were involved in a heated argument over the abuse of Lewis’s daughter.It was further stated that the accused armed himself with a cutlass and dealt the now deceased man a severe chop to the neck, after which he inflicted grievous wounds on Lewis’s son, Marvin Lewis.Benjamin was later arrested and charged, Prosecutor Mansfield said, adding that more charges were expected to be brought against the accused. Benjamin was remanded to prison with the case expected to continue on January 28, 2018.Guyana Times had previously reported that the community in the Cuyuni River, was sent into a state of shock on New Year’s Day when the Toshao was beheaded by his son-in-law after he intervened in a domestic dispute.Reports are the incident occurred about 04:00h on January 1. This publication wasMurder accused: Addison Benjamintold that Toshao Lewis and his son attempted to stop his son-in-law from beating his daughter. Annoyed at the two men’s intervention, the suspect allegedly armed himself with a cutlass and reportedly dealt several chops to his father-in-law, severing his head in the process.He then reportedly turned his attention to his brother-in-law, dealing him several chops also which reportedly severed one of the man’s hands. Following the incident, the suspect fled the scene in a boat.The team of law enforcement officers who were dispatched to the area to probe the murder arrested the suspect on January 3, 2019.When contacted, former National Toshaos Council President Joel Fredericks related that security has been a concern of many village leaders from riverine and hinterland communities. In some cases, villages are vulnerable to attacks because some homes are isolated from the community proper.last_img read more

first_imgUpdate – As of 4 p.m. the transfer station is once again open. Fort St. John’s waste transfer station has been shut down for nearly a day and the closure is causing problems for several residents and industry in the area.- Advertisement -The transfer station has been closed since around 2 p.m. Thursday.The billing computer which records the amount of waste that is dumped at the station failed along with the backup system, says Jeremy Garner, the City’s utilities superintendant.Garner says the computer system should be up and running by late Friday afternoon. However, that’s providing little consolation to Garry Brimacomde, owner of NOR-VAC Vacuum Truck Services.Brimacomde says he generally services 300 clients and right now eight of them are waiting for him to drain their sewer tanks. He says those eight customers have full tanks and are unable to even go to the bathroom. The problem also occurs, he says, because there are other companies in the same situation, and the number of customers with full tanks is growing.Advertisement However, since the 24-hour transfer station is the only one in the area, it causes problems when it is shut down not only for rural residents, but industry that also uses the station.Garner says the dump had to be closed because the City has to be able to monitor what goes into the station.[asset|aid=3466|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=19a2111bfcca6251799fab977b918808-Jeremy Garner – Sewer Dump_1_Pub.mp3] Garner says the City needs to be able to ensure certain chemicals that could harm the lagoons are not dumped at the transfer station.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Democratic Party rules say states cannot hold their 2008 primary contests before Feb. 5, except for Iowa on Jan. 14, Nevada on Jan. 19, New Hampshire on Jan. 22 and South Carolina on Jan. 29. Michigan has scheduled a Jan. 15 primary. Florida’s Republican Legislature voted last spring to set the Jan. 29 primary date, and Republican Gov. Charlie Crist signed it into law. In June, the state Democratic Party voted to go along with the date. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Democratic Party will stick with a Jan. 29 presidential primary even if it means losing all its nominating convention delegates, a party source said Saturday. The Democratic National Committee gave the state party until Sept. 29 to come up with an alternative delegate selection plan to stay within party rules, such as caucuses or a vote-by-mail primary, but party leadership has rejected that idea. State party Chairman Karen Thurman, members of the congressional delegation and state legislative leaders were scheduling a news conference today to announce their position. State party staff has been polling executive committee members and determined at least 75 percent support for the early primary, the source said. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because executive committee members were still being notified. The DNC Rules Committee voted last month to strip Florida of its 210 delegates if the state party held a primary before Feb. 5. Major Democratic presidential candidates have pledged to restrict campaigning in Florida if it violates party rules. last_img read more

first_img Vlad Chiriches in action for Tottenham 1 Fiorentina have opened talks with Tottenham flop Vlad Chiriches.The Romania international is set to leave White Hart Lane this summer and Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is keen to offload the 25-year-old.Chiriches, who joined the north London club from Steaua Bucharest in 2013, registered only eight Premier League appearances last season and almost left the club in January.However, according to Sky Italia, Fiorentina are closing in on his signature and La Viola boss Paulo Sousa is an admirer of the defender, having previously tried to sign him when he was managing Swiss side Basel.It is thought Fiorentina want to take Chiriches on loan for the coming season with a view to a permanent agreement, although Spurs want a straight cash deal done for the centre-back.Talks are ongoing between the two clubs and an agreement could be reached this week, if Chiriches is prepared to take a pay cut to move to Florence.last_img read more

first_imgMet Eireann Satellite Image taken on Sunday morningTHE sun is breaking through the cloud in Donegal today as summer finally arrives.And Met Eireann says the county can finally begin to enjoy the sunshine which covered the south and east of Ireland yesterday.Coastal fog and drizzle which had been predicted for the North West has in fact turned up on the Mayo, Galway and Clare coasts. “It is brightening up gradually in Donegal today,” said a Met Eireann spokesman.“It will be bright with spells of sunshine in many areas. It will be very warm inland, with maximum temperatures of 22 to 26 degrees, but cooler on coasts with sea breezes developing and much cooler where any sea fog persists.”Met Eireann says the warm conditions will continue right through until next weekend and early indications are that this will also continue into the following week.It may be dull at times, but the heat will persist. With a mixture of sunshine and cloud at times, the Irish Cancer Society warned people that 90% of the sun’s  harmful UV rays still make it through the cloud.The society said skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland but nine out of every ten cases could be prevented if we all took more care when outdoors by following the SunSmart Code.The SunSmart Code tells us to:* COVER UP: by wearing a shirt with a collar and long shorts.Also wear a hat that gives shade to your face, neck and ears. * SEEK SHADE: when UV rays are at their strongest – between 11amand 3pm.* WEAR WRAPAROUND SUNGLASSES: make sure they give UV protection.* SLOP ON SUNSCREEN: Use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher and UVA protection 20 minutes before going outside and re-apply every 2 hours –more often if swimming or perspiring.* Keep babies under six months out of the sun.Out and about today? Send us your pictures to info@donegaldaily.comAT LAST! CLOUD BEGINS TO CLEAR AS SUMMER ARRIVES was last modified: July 7th, 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:AT LAST! CLOUD BEGINS TO CLEAR AS SUMMER ARRIVESlast_img read more

first_imgFriends of Daniel O’Donnell have revealed the singer’s wife is on the road to recovery after being diagnosed recently with breast cancer.Daniel and MajellaThe entertainer revealed that his wife Majella’s surgery went well and that she is now cancer-free.However Daniel, 51, revealed that Majella will continue to have treatment. A close friend of the star said Majella’s operation to remove a suspected cancerous lump and lymph nodes was successful.“They received some good news after the operation but Majella will still have to be monitored and she will still have to have more treatment.“However this is a great relief for them. Like many couples across Ireland, they went through hell.“But hopefully they can get back to living their lives to the full now and put this worrying chapter of their lives behind them,” said the friend. The couple are currently in the south-east of Ireland where Daniel is performing in concert.It is believed Majella’s treatment will last until at least the end of September meaning she will not be able to travel to Branson in the US where Daniel has committed to a number of shows.In an earlier interview with the Donegal Democrat, the entertainer said “Thank God with early intervention and surgery the cancer is gone now and it is a matter of further treatment.”He recalled the moment that he was told about Majella‘s illness.“It is one thing reading about cancer but it is a totally different and frightening thing when it hits your own family and the doctor delivers those words – ‘I’m sorry but your wife has breast cancer.’ “It is probably one of the most numbing experiences a man can go through. You just feel helpless,” he said.However, the singer did add a message of hope. “It can be beaten and I thank God that Majella is on the road to recovery.”He thanked everyone who had sent him cards and messages during their difficult time.“I know that Majella is going to be fine. It’s just so important to me that we will be together for a long, long time – the rest of our lives,” he said. The singer, 51, urged both men and women to have regular check-ups as it could save their life.“However, there is hope and help for everybody and all I can say to people, both men and women is to have regular check-ups. These can be the difference between life and death,” he said.MAJELLA ON ROAD TO RECOVERY AFTER CANCER DIAGNOSIS – DANIEL was last modified: August 12th, 2013 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:cancerdaniel o’donnellMajellaoperationlast_img read more

first_imgAn impressive collection of paintings by Donegal artist Sean Fingleton will be launched this Thursday at Letterkenny Institute of Technology.LYIT are delighted to present the Sean Fingleton Collection – Work on Loan.The loan to LYIT consists of eight oil paintings executed between 1986-2000 that feature scenes from Letterkenny, dramatic landscapes and seascapes and expressionist portrayals of life within nature. These paintings have been installed in the college to be enjoyed by staff, students and visitors; a thoroughly welcome addition. The collection will be launched on Thursday 3rd October at 6pm and all are welcome to attend.Sean Fingleton, from Malin, is one of Ireland’s leading landscape painters. He studied art at the Letterkenny RTC, now the LYIT.Fingleton said it was important that his work has a presence at his former college. He said: “It is meaningful that these works are in Letterkenny. I have a fondness for the college, the town, and the county. I also have a following in Donegal that I felt could be served by this loan.”Fingleton remembers the relaxed atmosphere of the college with affection: “It was a friendly place. It laid the ground work for my art career and all my later work. I had a strong mentor in Eddie O’Kane. He taught analytic drawing and working from the model. We could work from long poses and really work extensively. I was also inspired by Declan McGonigle and he was encouraging.”Exhibition Curator Marianne O’Kane Boal said: “Sean Fingleton has long been one of Ireland’s leading landscapists. He has forged a path within the Irish art tradition that is uniquely his own and inspired by his natural surroundings. He has a sculptural approach to the application of paint, investing physical vigour in building surfaces with a palette knife.”Fingleton commented: “A landscape is a scene to inhabit. My thoughts, experiences, senses, emotions and philosophy are poured into the given space I am painting.”He articulates: “Visual statements in paint, moments in being that cannot be expressed in words.” The presence of the Sean Fingleton Collection – Work on Loan is of great importance to LYIT. It highlights the work of a leading Irish artist and key exponent in the landscape tradition. It also highlights the importance of the institute as a memorable foundation in the career of Sean Fingleton and its legacy potential for all its students.The collection will be launched on Thursday 3rd October at 6pm and all are welcome to attend.LYIT to welcome art exhibition by former student Sean Fingleton was last modified: September 27th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:artLYITsean fingletonlast_img read more

first_img4 July 2014The world premiere of A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake, the much-anticipated documentary debut of celebrated television/film/theatre director Michael Lessac, is set to be one of the highlights of this year’s Durban International Film Festival.Some of the country’s foremost peace mediators will join the director, special guests, and members of the cast and crew for the world premiere screening, followed by a Q&A session, at Durban’s Suncoast Cinema on 20 July.A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake follows a group of South African actors as they tour war-torn regions of the world to share their country’s experience of reconciliation. As they ignite dialogue among people with raw memories of atrocity, the actors find they must confront once again their homeland’s complicated and violent past – and question their own capacity for healing and forgiveness.‘Can we forgive the past to survive the future?’In 2001, Lessac returned to the Colonnades Theatre Laboratory, which he had founded 25 years before in New York City, to find a way of telling the story of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).“Can we forgive the past to survive the future?” This profound question, posed by Nelson Mandela, become a mandate by which other nations could live. Lessac wanted to bring the story of the TRC to a wider audience while exploring its potential as a concept that could be exported to other post-conflict zones.Seeking to better understand the subtleties of the TRC process, he found himself looking beyond the presentations of victims and perpetrators and focusing instead on the the role of the interpreters who translated the commission’s proceedings into South Africa’s 11 official languages.Lessac was intrigued by the fact that the interpreters, simultaneously translating in the first person, could never turn away from atrocity. Fascinated with what the TRC must have looked like through the eyes of people who, for two-and-a-half-years, verbalised every moment of the hearings, he met with a number of TRC interpreters as they relived their stories and memories for the first time.Truth in TranslationIn 2003, after interviewing over 350 actors in South Africa, Lessac held a three-week workshop with a core of chosen actors who developed script material out of their own life-experiences intertwined with the lives of the interpreters.The theatrical vehicle for these conversations was a production entitled Truth in Translation, a hard-edged, multi-award winning theatrical production, with accompanying workshops, that was created between 2003 and 2006. It opened in Rwanda before going on to tour to three continents, 11 countries and 26 cities. It has played to more than 55 000 people and facilitated conflict transformation workshops for more than 10 000 participants.A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake gives its audience a glimpse into the lives and minds of a group of South African performers who shared and listened, facilitated and responded to the heartbreaking real-life personal stories of the human casualties of global conflict.As South Africans representing various facets of South African society, they were forced to look at whether they themselves had successfully “reconciled” their own individual pasts, and came to realise how complex and challenging it is to engage with the multifaceted concept of forgiveness.‘Warriors of the most special kind’“For me, this film pays homage to a very special group of South African actors and interpreters who were warriors of the most special kind,” says Lessac. “They allowed themselves to travel through worlds that were often more painful than their own worst nightmares.”The documentary’s title refers to the answer given by perpetrators in conflict situations when asked why they kill babies. Their response, irrespective of their cultural background, is always, one way or another: “A snake gives birth to a snake.”“The film was originally titled Truth in Translation, just like the play,” says Lessac. “We changed it to A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake because, no matter how true that might be, when revenge is celebrated as heroism it is a poor excuse for killing.”The film was edited by Joel Plotch (In the Company of Men, Nurse Betty, Gone), produced by Jacqueline Bertrand Lessac and Emma Tammi, and executive produced by Jonathan Gray and Robert Lear. It features never-before-heard original music by jazz legend Hugh Masekela, with lyrics taken from personal testimonies before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.The Durban International Film Festival takes place at venues in and around Durban from 17 to 27 July.Source: National Film and Video Foundationlast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  2 CommentsOhio Farm Bureau Federation has pledged its support to member and Wood County farmer Mark Drewes, who today filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality and legal status of the Lake Erie Bill of Rights. Toledo voters yesterday approved creation of LEBOR during a special election. Drewes’ suit was filed in the Federal District Court for Northern Ohio.  LEBOR grants rights to Lake Erie and empowers any Toledo citizen to file lawsuits on behalf of the lake. It gives Toledoans authority over nearly 5 million Ohioans, thousands of farms, more than 400,000 businesses and every level of government in 35 northern Ohio counties plus parts of Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New York and Canada.  LEBOR was passed despite the prevailing legal opinion that many of its provisions are unconstitutional. Drewes is a long-time member of Ohio Farm Bureau and is on the board of directors for The Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association. Drewes Farm Partnership is a family crop operation in Custar, Ohio with a significant history of being dedicated to improving water quality. “Mark’s farm is an example of the right way of doing things” said Adam Sharp, executive vice president of Ohio Farm Bureau. “He’s employing a variety of conservation practices, water monitoring systems, water control structures and uses variable rate enabled equipment and yet he’s vulnerable to frivolous lawsuits. We are proud that our member has stood up against this overreach, and his efforts will benefit all Farm Bureau members, farmers and protect jobs in Ohio.”OFBF has historically engaged in precedent setting court cases that potentially affect its members. Farm Bureau will actively assist Drewes and his legal team throughout this litigation to ensure our members’ concerns are heard. OFBF’s legal staff will monitor developments, lend agricultural expertise and provide supporting information about agriculture’s efforts to protect water quality. Drewes is represented by the law firm Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP, which has extensive experience fighting against onerous government action.Thomas Fusonie, a partner at Vorys and one of the counsel for Drewes, explained, “The Charter Amendment is an unconstitutional and unlawful assault on the fundamental rights of family farms in the Lake Erie Watershed – like the Drewes’ 5th generation family farm. The lawsuit seeks to protect the Drewes’ family farm from this unconstitutional assault.”The suit argues LEBOR violates federal constitutional rights, including equal protection, freedom of speech and is unenforceable for its vagueness. A request for preliminary and permanent injunction was also filed seeking to prevent enforcement of the law.“Farmers want and are working toward improving water quality, but this new Toledo law hurts those efforts. Mark Drewes understands this, and it’s Farm Bureau’s job to back his important actions on behalf of Ohio farmers,” Sharp said. This is a news release for use by journalists. Questions should be directed to Joe Cornely, 614-246-8230.  2 Commentslast_img read more