Huskies welcome JDA Kings for home opener

first_imgThe newly assembled Junior B team will make their regular season home debut Saturday evening against the Grande Prairie JDA Kings, formerly known as the Wheelers.Last year the Huskies took on the Wheelers five times, beating them in three those games.Not only will Saturday’s game be the team’s home opener, it will also give the home fans an opportunity to meet the new Huskies squad, as this will be the first time the new team hits the ice after completing their tryouts.- Advertisement -Assistant Coach Jeremy Clothier talked about the team’s identity for the upcoming season. Clothier said this year’s squad is the fastest he’s seen in a while, and will try to use that speed to its advantage. The team will put lots of focus on setting a fast pace for their opponents, as well as using their speed for quick neutral zone transitions.He also talked about line combinations, and while he said the first line is pretty much set, the first few games of the season will be used to experiment with line combinations, especially on defence.The Huskies regular season home opener will be taking place at the North Peace Arena. Puck drops at 8 p.m.  Advertisementlast_img read more

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GPL pole crashes through roof of Industrial Site home

first_imgChevon Harry, her two children and her reputed husband are contemplating alternative sleeping arrangements on Thursday evening after a GPL electric post came crashing through the roof of her apartment at Industrial Site Ruimveldt squatting area.The mother of a nine-year-old and six-year-old told Guyana Times that she was in the yard washing when the pole came crashing down. Up to late Thursday, the electric wires and the fuse were seen in the bedrooms of her home.She claimed several persons in the area called the power company and reported the matter and although a prompt response was promised, up to late Thursday evening, no one visited.The images provided indicate the woman’s house received substantial damage. She told Guyana Times that her two television sets fell to the floor as a result of the impact.As such, she is calling for full compensation for the damage suffered, adding that the lives of her family were put at risk.She was, however, thankful that no one was inside the house at the time of the incident. The post was reportedly attached to a section of the John Fernandes Container Yard.last_img read more

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Police issue wanted bulletin for murder suspect

first_imgPolice have issued a wanted bulletin for 31-year-old Damian Bissoon of Lot 34 Shell Road, Kitty, Georgetown, for questioning in connection with the murder of TajMurdered: Taj Andrew JarvisAndrew Jarvis, who was stabbed to death in Kitty.The 27-year-old Jarvis, of Dowding Street, Kitty, was killed on March 30, 2018 at the corner of Barr and Alexander Streets, Kitty.Reports are that the now dead man and a friend were walking in the vicinity ofAlexander Street when they were confronted by a knife-wielding man who demanded money.An argument subsequently ensued, and the suspect dealt Jarvis several stabs to the left side of his chest and chin.As a result of the injuries he sustained, Jarvis reportedlyWanted man: Damian Bissooncollapsed, but the suspect further dealt him several kicks about his body before fleeing the scene.The friend who was with Jarvis was unharmed. The injured man was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Persons with any relevant information about the suspect are asked to contact the nearest Police station or 911.last_img read more

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Substandard work detected at Region 6 schools – RDC informed

first_imgEven as World Teachers’ Day was being observed, the Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) Administration has expressed concern over substandard work at schools in the region and the frequency in which Parent Teachers Associations (PTAs) are asking parents to make financial contributions to assist schools.Those issues were raised when the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) met on Thursday. Some of the work done by contractors at schools in the region are endangering the lives of children and on one occasion, a child was injured, the RDC was told.Faulty electrical work at Linepath SecondaryHead of the Regional Works Committee and Regional Vice Chairman, Dennis DeRoop told the RDC that poor quality work is coming from the contractors who have been handpicked to carry out work for the Administration.DeRoop explained that most of the contractors, even though they would submit the names of technical personnel for the projects; when the worksites are visited, no such persons are found.He said what he has found is that juveniles and apprentices are carrying out the work and on some occasions, the person in charge cannot even read the bill of quantities.The sanitary block at Johanna Secondary in the Black Bush PolderAt the Linepath Secondary, on two occasions the teachers and students were forced to flee the school because of shabby electrical work which resulted in wires sparking in the ceiling.“This particular contractor is saying that ‘jumbie’ is at the school and he can’t fix the problem,” DeRoop told his fellow Councillors.“This is a very serious situation and we need to look at it. The other thing is that the contractor has removed the expensive ceiling fans that we had in the schools and he replaced them with some cheap fans; the ones like you use in your homes. I don’t know [where] he took the fans from the school to. Our electrical people went there and the only thing that they could have done was to take off the power from the main switch but we are still having the sparking.”In the Black Bush Polder, the sanitary block at Johanna Secondary is also a cause for concern. Polythene was used to hold up the pluming and the contractor has used hollow blocks where vent blocks should have been used.“I would recommend that we pull the entire thing down. I have never seen a sanitary block so ugly. The work is so substandard if you look at that building it is shoddy. This is happening because we are not tendering for contracts and we are giving them to the wrong people,” the Works Committee Head said.He added that there was never a technical person on site when the Works Committee visited.“There are several other contract sites, when you go there and talk to the person in charge on the ground, they can’t interpret the bill quantities so it is useless that you speak with them,” DeRoop added while explaining that a student was injured at another secondary school because of the poor quality work done by the contractor.“At Manchester Secondary School, it was reported that a window fell out and injured a student,” he related.Missing moneyMeanwhile, Head of the Regional Education Committee, Zamal Hussain in presenting the Regional Education Report called for an investigation into the Berbice High School where he said $1 million is missing from the school’s coffers. After several months, there has been no report forthcoming.Turning his attention to the PTAs, Hussain noted that at the Number 36 Primary, a senior official of the teaching staff demanded $150,000 from the PTA before proceeding on leave. That teacher, he said, left the country to go overseas.He said while President David Granger has been placing much emphasis on education, many PTAs have been asking parents to make huge contributions to schools.President of the Number 56 Primary PTA, Anita Boodram told this publication that it was not true that the Head of the school had taken the money. She said the treasurer balanced the books on Thursday. However, the treasurer, Ashmani Loy, said the issue is now settled but she refused to provide any details.Parents’ refusalMeanwhile, Regional Chairman David Armogan said many parents have expressed concern about the issue and parents are now refusing to attend PTA meetings because at every meeting they are being asked for money.Armogan is of the view that many PTA bodies are not aware of their function.“What the Education Committee needs to do is to educate the PTA on how it should operate and what are the rules that govern such bodies and how they are to raise finances and to account for monies that they would have raised. That is what they need to do so that no Head Teacher can come to them and say they want $150,000. This means that the PTA does not know what it has to do. I think that is where the problem is – with the PTAs not knowing what are their parameters of operation.”The Chairman has since instructed that training sessions be held for officials of PTAs to inform them on how they should operate. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

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Buxton Bakery goes up in flames

first_imgAn early morning fire completely destroyed Benjamin’s Homemade Bakery in Buxton on Monday. The origin of the blaze, which left dozens unemployed, is yet to be determined.Details of this story will be published in the February 28th, 2017 edition of Guyana Times.last_img

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Pouce Coupe Municipal Election Nominations

first_imgLyman ClarkCouncil (4 to be elected)Ken DroverAdvertisement Laura HamannPeter KutGordon MerrickMalcolm Supernault There are 2 candidates running for mayor in the village of Pouce Coupe.Barb Smith will be seeking another term, while Lyman Clark will also try and become mayor this November. There are also 4 spots on council with 5 candidates running. Below is the entire list:Mayor (1 to be elected)- Advertisement -Barb SmithAdvertisementlast_img

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Exclusive: Interview with Mike Inez, lead bassist of Alice in Chains

first_imgA: What’s the definition of success, you know? For me, it’s being happy and healthy, and consistent. I think that’s the whole key to this business. It’s not of 1 success and than you’re done with it, it’s about always moving the ball forward, as a team too, I think it’s very important. After all these years, we’re still best friends and we still want to keep moving the ball forward.Q: I would imagine that would be your motivation, just having a good time with friends?A: If it wasn’t for music I would have never scuba dived off the Great Barrier Reef, or just recently, I was standing in the Sistine Chapel, looking up at Michael Angelo’s art, or just meeting friends all over the world. Still to this day, I just really, really love it. It’s scary too because, especially here in America, they’re pulling back the funding on music programs. My biggest fear is that there is a young Kurt Cobain out there who is a great song writer that is not going to get into music because there’s no money in it. I hope people stay motivated to make music.Q: Is there a message you would like to send to that generation?A: Oh god, just make noise, make a lot of noise. I always break it down like that. We’re still just 4 guys in a room making noise. Whether it’s a very small rehearsal room or playing these big stadiums, it’s just 4 guys up there making a lot of racket. It’s just a beautiful feeling when you get with your friends and create something cool that you feel is special and take it out, play it live and see the reaction of people liking that, it’s just such a good experience.Advertisement Q: Can you tell me a little about your upcoming tour?A: This will be the last leg of this year, than well probably start again next year in the spring. We’ve been all over this plant, we’ve done the States a couple times, Canada with Monster Truck before, we did South America, all of South America; we did Australia, Singapore, Japan, we’ve been to Europe twice. We just got back from doing a bunch of stadium gigs with Metallica, Black Sabbath, and Iron Maiden in Europe. This will be the final 14 shows of this year, so we’re going to go out with a bang and leave it all out on the field.Q: This new album you have, ‘The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here’, seems to be getting great reviews. In fact, I understand it came close to number 1 on the billboard charts. How does that feel for you and the band members?- Advertisement -A: Over the years, we don’t really pay attention to those numbers anymore as much. I don’t think it means as much as it use to. Everybody downloads it, steals it, or gets it other ways… I don’t think those numbers are as significant as they used to be. It’s still a nice feeling, I’m not saying it’s a bad thing; it’s just not as good of thing as it use to be.Q: In the past, you’ve been honoured with 8 Grammy nominations…A: Even more than that. I’m not sure.Advertisement Q: How do you usually celebrate a successful concert?A: It’s funny; everybody thinks it’s a Saturday night, beautiful weather in Paris every night we play. But for every time there’s a nice night like that, there’s always a bad night like in Wichita, Kansas when you have the flu and have to play for a few hours in the middle of winter.Q: Why did you choose the lifestyle of a rock star? What made you take that route?A: I come from a long line of musicians and I always knew that I would be a musician. I didn’t know I would be in the Ozzy Osborne band at 23, which kind of just changed my life right there. I always wanted to be a musician, but I didn’t know what it actually entailed until I was in the Ozzy Osborne band…It’s been an amazing run for me; I got a lot of stories and it’s really fun to see it at that level at such a young age…I’m 48 years old now so I’ve been doing this for almost 25 years and I got to tell you, I still think it’s one of my favourite things in the whole planet. When (I’m) walking up the ramp and my base tech hands me my instrument. Just that moment before you walk out there to play, it’s so exhilarating and fun. After all these years, I still love it like a kid.Q: What do you owe your success to?Advertisement Q: Over the years I would imagine you start to loose count.A: It’s always a fun party every time we get nominated. You get to go there, fly to L.A. or New York and you get to hang out, go to these parties, and see people like Celine Dion and Michael Bolton in the flesh.Q: That must be a story for another day. Some great parties at the Grammy Awards, eh?A: Kind of boring, our parties are way better.Advertisement Q: Going back to your new album, ‘’The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here’, what can people expect?A: I think we have a new video coming pretty soon, I think (the album has) been out for well over a year now, I would imagine. It’s just been a long rush for us. We released it and than pretty much we’ve just been on the road for 18 months straight. We’ve been just working it and working it. I think we start in the spring again and we got some really good plans, so we’ll see how that develops. Like I said before, we just keep going forward. You can’t rest on your loyals in this business, especially in this day and age.Q: What would you say to people who may have never heard your work?A: Have a listen, come to our show, drink our beer, and eat our food. We’re very blessed…We can pretty much go anywhere and play, and people show up. For that, we’re very, very grateful and blessed. We don’t take that lightly at all; we just really love the people we meet while we’re out there. It’s always a good, collective experience when we all get together with our audience. Just come on by, it’s really easy. If you like our music, support it. Come by and see a show.Q: Before I let you go Mike, is there anything you would like to add that I didn’t touch on?A: I just can’t wait to get up there to B.C. Canada is actually my favourite country in the world. The people are fantastic, and the way the country works. I just can’t wait to get up there.Tickets are still available, and may be purchased online at tigerboxofficeplus.ca, by phone at 1-877-339-8499, or in person at the 2 Tiger Box Office Plus locations in the Encana Events Centre, and at Tiger Printing & Stationers.last_img read more

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Judge jails man for nine months after crime spree in Letterkenny

first_imgA Judge has jailed a 21-year-old alcoholic man for nine months after he went on a crime spree in a Co Donegal town.Keith Boyle appeared before Letterkenny District Court charged with a litany of offences arising out of his addiction to alcohol. Boyle, of Derryveagh Avenue, Letterkenny appeared in court already having a total of 49 previous convictions.Judge Paul Kelly said he had warned Boyle last year to “get to grips” with his alcohol issue but he now appeared before him again with new charges.Those charges included making threats with a knife, stealing two mobile phones, possessing a stolen social welfare card, stealing alcohol, threatening staff at a takeaway and stealing alcohol.Other charges included causing €650 of damage to two gaming machines, being involved in a hit and run and public order offences.On one occasion on September 27th, 2017 he went to a house at Thornberry in Letterkenny and told a woman that her son owed him €200 and produced a knife from inside his jacket.When the woman’s husband appeared, he fled in a taxi and later represented himself to Gardai.Less than a month later on October 17th, 2017, he struck a worker at The Grill takeaway on Port Road in Letterkenny when asked to leave and returned a short time later with a piece of timber and smashed a window.Solicitor for the accused, Mr Kieran O’Gorman, said his client had pleaded guilty to all of these offences.He said Boyle was an alcoholic at the age of just 21 years but is trying to sort his addiction and has booke din to see an alcohol counsellor.“He is a very different man that appears here today than when I met him a few months ago. He is trying and he is seeking help,” said Mr O’Gorman.Boyle was supported in court by he mother, sister and other family members.However, Judge Paul Kelly said he had previously seen the same pattern with Boyle and his problems with alcohol.He said “It’s a shocking state of affairs that 21-year-old has 49 convictions. He appeared last year with the same pattern of numerous charges and was dealt with by the court.“There was a litany of offences and that has continued – very often frequently and regularly which he was on bail.“The injured parties are unlikely to recover any of their items or be compensated for any of the damage.“In March last year I told him to use the opportunity to address his alcohol issues and he has had numerous opportunities to address that. I hope he gets to grips with that.“But I have no option but to deal with this by way of custodial sentence.”He sentenced Boyle to a total of nine months on the various charges.Judge jails man for nine months after crime spree in Letterkenny was last modified: September 10th, 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) Tags:courtcrime spreeGardaiKeith Boyleletterkennylast_img read more

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MICHAEL MURPHY NAMED GAA/GPA PLAYER OF THE MONTH

first_imgDonegal captain Michael Murphy has been named the GAA/GPA player of the month for May. Michael Murphy pictured with Stephen Maher (Laois), as they picked up their player of the month awards in Football and Hurling at Croke Park today.Murphy produced a man-of-the-match display for Donegal in their Ulster SFC quarter final win over Derry.He was instrumental throughout that encounter, and scored a sensational point from a sideline kick, that drew comparisons with the famous point scored by Maurice Fitzgerald for Kerry against Dublin in 2001. GAA President Liam Ó Néill said, “The onset of our championships brings with it stellar performances and our two winners this month certainly contributed to the bright start we’ve had to both the football and hurling championships.“Michael Murphy has long been a leader for Donegal, despite his relative youth, and his latest offering against Derry was in keeping with his leadership qualities.Murphy and his Donegal team-mates are currently preparing for an Ulster semi-final clash with Antrim in Clones a week on Sunday.  MICHAEL MURPHY NAMED GAA/GPA PLAYER OF THE MONTH was last modified: June 10th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Croke ParkdonegalGAAMichael MurphynewsPLAYER OF THE MONTHSportlast_img read more

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GARDAI ‘CANCEL’ CHRISTMAS AS THEY OBJECT TO SPECIAL BAR LICENSES

first_imgGardai in Co Donegal have launched a bid to stop revelers drinking on Christmas night.Donegal drinkers could be left thirsty on Christmas night!While pubs across the county are closed on December 25th, many nightclubs traditionally open especially at midnight for festive party-goers. However Gardai locally have objected to a number of applications for special exemption orders for bar licenses.Garda Inspector David Kelly told Letterkenny District Court today that they were objecting to the granting of such licenses.Inspector Kelly said Gardai were objecting because of the lack of public transport and taxis on Christmas night and the history of public order offences.“There is a history of public order at this time and combined with the lack of public transport, we have concerns if these licenses are granted,” he said.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said he thought the Garda application was unreasonable.A number of special license applications on behalf of nightclubs and hotels including Jackson’s Hotel in Ballybofey and Rooney’s Nightclub in Dunfanaghy were brought.Judge Paul Kelly said he shared the Inspector’s concerns.He said he will review the matter and all applications were adjourned until December 19th.GARDAI ‘CANCEL’ CHRISTMAS AS THEY OBJECT TO SPECIAL BAR LICENSES was last modified: December 4th, 2012 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:bar licensesdonegalGarda Inspector David KellyLetterkenny District Courtlast_img read more

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