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A $40.9 million contract was signed on Monday between the Government of Guyana and Rakesh Samaroo of Builders Hardware for the construction of a state-of-the-art operating theatre at the Suddie Hospital. Signing on behalf of the Government was Regional Executive Officer (REO) Rupert Hopkinson, who said that he was very happy that Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) would finally get a state-of-the-art operating theatre.He noted that the Region requested this through its budget a long time ago, but heRegional Executive Officer (REO) Rupert Hopkinson and contractor Rakesh Samaroo after the contract signing on Mondaywas, nevertheless, happy that it was approved in 2018.Hopkinson stated that he had full confidence the contractor would do a good job because of his track records, and hoped that the project would be completed within the four-month period estimated.Regional Health Officer (RHO), Dr Afarah Khan was supportive of the project, and as such, would seek the advice of the Regional Engineer with respect to monitoring the project.Minister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Annette Ferguson encouraged the contractor to use local skilled persons in the area. She also called for quality work.Presently, the theatre at Suddie Hospital cannot deal with all of the current cases and as such, patients who have to undergo major surgery are transferred to the West Demerara Regional Hospital or even the Georgetown Public Hospital.When completed, the operating theatre at Suddie is expected to take care of all relevant patients in Region Two.
Ronsford Beaton played a key role in helping the Trinidad &Tobago Knight Riders (TKR) win the 2017 Hero Caribbean Premier League. He finished that tournament with 11 wickets in 10 matches, at an economy rate of 7.71.The West Indies selectors noticed his performances in the 2017 CPL and chose him for the West Indies One Day International series against New Zealand in December 2017.In that series, he was unfortunately reported for a suspect bowling action, and has not played any cricket since. Beaton may not play for TKR at any stage of the 2018 CPL, but he has been training with the team as he waits his bowling results.In a conference in Trinidad and Tobago, Beaton declared himself thankful to TKR for supporting him in his down time. He explained, “I must say hats off to the team, organisers, and the captain on the onus of having me back here. I’ve been out ofRonsford Beaton in the warm-ups with TKR at Providencecricket for a while, doing some remedial work on my action; but it is a good feeling to be back here with the team.”In the TKR versus Guyana Amazon Warriors match played at Providence on Sunday, September 9, Bravo said, “He (Beaton) is part of us, he is part of our family; we know he couldn’t play because his action needed remodeling, but now he has been cleared to bowl.”Bravo also said the owners of the Knight Riders have seen the talent and decided to invest in Beaton’s future, and all is owed to them for taking responsibility for the pacer.This will not be the first time the Knight Riders franchise has done something as such. It was almost the same for mystery spinner Sunil Narine when his action was deemed illegal.In his closing statements, Bravo said, “We want to see him play again for West Indies and TKR. He was a key player for us last time we won, and we’re looking forward for him next season.”
Sophomore Kim Ramirez, 20, said the impact of construction work isn’t much of an issue inside the classroom, but she feels it most when she’s in her car. “It’s a little hard because there is a lot more traffic,” Ramirez said, especially with additional construction work that’s already limiting motorists to one lane in each direction on Painter Avenue between Whittier Boulevard and Hadley Street. “If you’re late for class, it can really screw you up,” she said. “And parking is first-come, first-serve. You can only get a good spot if you come early.” This year, there are about 1,300 undergraduates attending the private, liberal arts college, 800 of whom live on campus. Over the summer, renovations also took place at two student residence halls, Legoza said. “We’re also in the beginning stages of planning for the science building, but that’s truly a ways out there,” Legoza said. And while the current construction work does pose some challenges for students, Ramirez said many are still just trying to establish a school routine for the new year. “Everything’s a little crazy now,” she added, “but once a little time goes by, we’ll all get used to it.” firstname.lastname@example.org (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Although traffic is heavy and parking can be a challenge, Whittier College students and officials say the inconvenience of construction work should be well worth it when a new $18.5 million Campus Center is unveiled next summer. “Basically, yes, we’ve started construction and the goal is to finish in June,” said Jan Legoza, the college’s vice president for finance and administration. “We hoped we might be done earlier,” she said, “but unfortunately, it will take this long to finish.” The Campus Center project calls for the modernization of the Campus Inn, a two-story, 37,000-square-foot facility on the southwest end of campus that housed a dining hall, bookstore, cafe, student life and student government offices, and a student lounge. That building – visible to those traveling on Painter Avenue – has now been gutted, and the nearby Faculty Center has been demolished to make way for a new multipurpose room, officials said. The Faculty Center will be rebuilt in a nearby location, and an additional 20,000-square-foot wing will be added to the Campus Inn building. When it’s all said and done, the new Campus Center will have everything the Campus Inn had, along with additional rooms for entertaining, a copying center and a small amphitheater, officials said. “The reaction has been fairly positive,” Legoza said. “It looks like things are going according to plan right now.” In the meantime, the campus dining area has been moved to a parking lot just east of the science building, in a temporary “sprung” structure that also houses the bookstore.
ATHLETICS NEWS: Extreme North’s, Shore 2 Summit adventure challenge has scaled new heights this weekend with a 50% entry increase and 16 Counties represented. Competitors paced themselves through the unexpected glorious sunshine and an equally glorious landscapes in NW Inishowen which proved an added bonus to most of the competitors who were first time visitors to the area.The event which had 3 different race distances of 21k, 41k & 63k, all comprising a run, hill trek, kayak & 2 cycles, was carefully planned so as to appeal to every adventure racer from the curious beginner to the elite challengers. The expression of triumph etched on each competitors face as they crossed the finish line was enough to tell you that they had been challenged regardless of whatever category they entered.The new Sliabh Sneacht centre in Drumfries hosted this event which was an ideal venue and each competitor was treated to loads of hospitality, hot food and showering facilities as the visitors mingled to share their experiences of the event.The event feedback was exceptionally positive both on organisation & venue but the sheer sense of achievement and boasts about the fantastic course and amazing scenery definitely won the day with competitors looking forward to next year. So it looks like Adventure racing has come to its natural home in Inishowen and this event is proving a success in terms of sport and tourism.The results were as follows Extreme 63k race Winners Peter Cromie, Limavady 3:46:58Jenny McCready Co Down 4:45:37Runner up A Wallace / P McCallion, Buncrana 3:57:35Ruth Jackson Dublin 5:14:38 Veteran Michael Tunney Letterkenny 4:34:04Elaine McGreal Kildare 5:14:35Extreme 41k race Winners Barry Torley Antrim 03:23:44 Patricia Hampson Down 03:40:55Veteran Sean Mc Cusker Tyrone 03:54:04Roisin Harkin Dublin 03:59:51Extreme 21k race Winners Paul mallon Tyrone 1:56:23Marie Toomey Dublin 1:55:39Runner up Sean Devlin Tyrone 2:28:54Maggie King Tyrone 1:09:39EXTREME NORTH ‘SHORE 2 SUMMIT’ ADVENTURE RACE HAILED AS AN INCREDIBLE SUCCESS was last modified: April 27th, 2015 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:Adventure raceExtreme NorthnewsShore 2 SummitSport
On the Track:National Juvenile indoor Champ’s Day 3: Sat 19th MarchDay 3 was a very exciting day for our young Rosses and Gweedore athletes, with athletes competing in the Relays and also the Shot Put. On the field Tomas Marry performed well in the U17 boys shot and although he was slightly off his pb still gained valuable experience and held his own against the cream Irelands throwers.On the track the relays provided great excitement with the Girls U15 first up. The young team performed well in a very fast heat, and narrowly missed out on a place in the final. The U15 Boys followed suit and after an explosive first leg from Johnson Bangora held on to qualify for their final of the 4x200m. In the final the boys gave a brave performance and finished 5th overall which was a very closely contested race for medals.National Masters Indoors Athletics champ’s Athlone Sun 20th MarchOn Sunday Aidan Gillespie who competed in the National Masters in Athlone and won three golds in the 60m Hurdles, Long Jump and Highjump. In the process Aidan set two National Records for the M2 catorgory, one in the 60 Hurdles where he broke his own Irish record set in 2014 with a time of 9.70sec. Later in the highjump he broke the existing record with a leap of 1.73m. On the Road:Brendan McBride had a great run in the first of the Milford 5k series, where he ran a very impressive time of 18.43min during the week. Meanwhile Kevin McGee continued his good form competing in the Letterkenny St Patricks day 5k where he finished 3rd M40 in a fine time of 18.16min, followed closely by local lady Fionnuala Diver in a great time of 18.19Training:Adult training continues as usual every Tuesday/Thursday in the industrial estate at 7pm and Blue Bridge Sunday at 11am.Track & Field training continues every Tuesday and Thursday at the track in Carrickfinn 6pm – 7pm and on Sunday 10am – 11am. Training ages 7yrs – 18yrsFund Raiser – Car Wash McDevitt’s Garage Annagry:Adults/Parents: The annual car wash fund raiser is this Saturday the 26th March from 10am – 4pm. Nobody is asking you to wash cars that is being taken care of but in the interest of safety we are asking adults only (not the children) to come together and collect donations from passing cars. We’re asking for two hours of your time on a router basis to raise much needed funds for our athletes – HiViz will be provided. Contact Michael on Tel 083-4665734 for a time slot.ATHLETICS: ROSSES AC TO HOST CAR WASH FUNDRAISER THIS SATURDAY was last modified: March 22nd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:athleticsROSSES ACSport
Dembele, according to La Provence, is now their main priority and they are working hard on a deal for him.The 22-year-old has impressed in Scotland since moving to Celtic from Fulham in 2016. Celtic fans have cost club over €500,000 – ‘They’re an embarrassment’, says McCoist Arsenal fans are in for a treat when Tierney gets into stride, Brown says TOP BOSS Forster heroics as ten-man Celtic stun dominant Rangers to win League Cup 1 Man United, Arsenal, Wolves, Rangers and Celtic discover Europa League opponents Rangers slip up at Aberdeen as Celtic go two points clear in Scottish Premiership Old Firm do it Marseille are ready to test Celtic’s resolve for striker Moussa Dembele.The French club have given up trying to lure Olivier Giroud away from Chelsea and they need to sign a new forward before the end of the transfer window. The Frenchman scored 17 league goals during his first season and he followed that up with nine last term.Marseille are prepared to part with close to £17m to land Dembele and that could be enough to tempt Celtic into selling. Latest Celtic News rival joy CONFIRMED ultras Celtic skipper expecting Old Firm title race to go down to the wire this season GOT IT ALL ‘Rangers must deliver’ – Celtic hero warns Gerrard and slams ‘serial loser’ Tavernier Dembele is Marseille’s latest target NAME GAME BRING IT ON Rangers vs Celtic: Kick-off time, how to watch for free and team news cup final round-up ‘Celtic were lucky to have Brendan Rodgers’, says Bhoys captain Scott Brown Big Sam makes ‘Allardicio’ Man United claim, says anyone can win with Celtic
BREAKING NEWS: A jury in the case of a West Donegal man charged with sexually assaulting a boy just days after they met while bagging turf has failed to reach a verdict.A two day trial at Letterkenny Circuit Court failed to come to a decision when the jury said they could not decide on a verdict.The jury of twelve, nine men and three women, returned after 6.30pm this evening after deliberating for more than two hours. The foreman first returned and said they could not reach a unanimous verdict and later returned to say they could not agree on a verdict.Judge John O’Hagan discharged the jury and released the accused on continuing bail.The Director of Public Prosecutions will now decide on the future of the case.The court heard how a teenager who helped bag turf for three days claimed he was sexually assaulted by an older man he had met while working in the bog.The youth, who was 15 at the time of the alleged attack, said he was assaulted after being asked to fix a wardrobe at the man’s home.The teenager, now 17, claims the accused called him and asked him to come to his home and fix a wardrobe and that he would pay him.When he got to the house on April 30th, 2009, the accused man’s mother and friend were leaving to go and get groceries.When the teenager went to the bedroom to try and fix the wardrobe, he heard somebody breathing behind him.He then claims the man pulled down his trousers and pushed him onto the bed.After he landed on the bed, the alleged attacker then pulled down his own trousers and tried to rape the teenager.“He tried to stick it in my bum cheeks. I was trying to get him off me but he was too strong for me,” said the youth.He then claims the 43 year old man then turned him around on the bed and performed oral sex on him for a short time.The teenager, who gave evidence by videolink, then claimed he broke free and went outside the man’s house and punched his fist against the wall.He later told a guest of the accused what had happened.He said he had to report the matter to the Gardai but the accused said he didn’t want to and just wanted it all to go away.The man said: “I knew by the look of him that something had happened. He was like a rabbit in the headlights.”The teenager eventually told his father and the other man said he was very relieved.However barrister for the accused, Peter Nolan, said was it not the case that the incident had simply snowballed and that he had made it all up.He alleged that the teenager was actually caught by the accused masturbating in his hallway and was left feeling very embarrassed.He also referred to different doctor’s reports which completely contradicted the evidence given by the alleged victim.Summing up prosecuting barrister Ms Patricia McLaughlin said there was no animosity between the two men so why would he make all these claims up.However defence barrister Peter Nolan said there were just too many inconsistencies in the teenager’s evidence to secure a safe conviction beyond reasonable doubt.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comJURY FAILS TO REACH VERDICT IN WEST DONEGAL SEX ASSAULT CASE was last modified: November 10th, 2011 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:Letterkenny Circuit Courtsexual assaultWest Donegal
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OAKLAND – The Warriors wrapped up Day 7 of training camp Wednesday afternoon.Here are three takeaways from the session.Draymond Green misses practiceA sore left knee kept Green out for the second straight day, said Warriors coach Steve Kerr. Green will not play in Friday’s preseason matchup against the Kings. On Monday, Green complained of soreness following a team scrimmage and the pain persisted throughout the week. However, an MRI revealed no damage. While Green will not play in …