Education Ministry finally fixes leaking roof

first_imgSmith’s Memorial PrimaryFour days after Guyana Times published an article that the Smith’s Memorial Primary School’s roof was leaking, causing mass inconvenience for teachers and students there, the Education Ministry has announced that the issue has been rectified. The school is located on Hadfield Street, Georgetown.Over the course of the weekend, a visit was made to the institution where the issue was identified and the aluminium sheet roofing was replaced. The students and teachers are now situated in a more comfortable environment and it is one that is dry.In a statement to the media, the Education Ministry said, “Over the weekend, officials from the Ministry of Education Buildings Department visited the school…and rectified the problem. The leaks were identified and the old leaking zinc sheets are now replaced with new ones”.Last week, during a visit to the school, teachers had expressed worry over the leaking roof which went unnoticed for months during the dry weather. However, after the rainy season began, students and teachers were forced to move around their classrooms to avoid getting wet.In fact, the Head Teacher of the school, Lyodele Hamilton, was being interviewed in her office when she too was distracted by a leakage coming from above her.She explained that the Education Ministry was informed of the situation since last term and had promised to rectify it as soon as possible.last_img read more

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A wildfire smoke advisory remains in effect for Northeast B.C.

first_imgIf you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should contact your health care provider immediately: difficulty in breathing, chest pain or discomfort, and sudden onset of cough or irritation of airways. If you are experiencing symptoms, avoid strenuous outdoor activities, especially along busy traffic corridors. Exposure is particularly a concern for infants, the elderly and those who have underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, and lung or heart disease.Real-time air quality information in Fort St. John and other communities in B.C. is available at http://www.bcairquality.ca.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Mandzukic calls time on Croatia career

first_imgThe Juventus player said that losing 4-2 to France in the World Cup final to take the runner-up spot had given him “new energy but also made this incredible decision easier”.Mandzukic scored 33 goals for Croatia in 89 games and ranked second only to the country’s Davor Suker.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Croatia’s Mario Mandzukic, pictured July 2018, says that he “gave [his] best” for Croatia and “contributed to the greatest success in Croatian football” in his retirement letter © AFP/File / Mladen ANTONOVPARIS, France, Aug 15 – Croatian World Cup hero and star striker Mario Mandzukic has announced his retirement from international football at the age of 32, the country’s national soccer federation said Tuesday.“I think the time has come for me now. I gave my best for Croatia and I have contributed to the greatest success in Croatian football,” Mandzukic said in a letter circulated by the federation.last_img read more

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Chelsea fans are optimistic again after seeing their side beat Dynamo Kiev

first_img1 Chelsea fans appear to think their team have turned a corner after their Champions League victory over Dynamo Kiev. Chelsea fans appear to think their team have turned a corner after their Champions League victory over Dynamo Kiev. After leading 1-0, the Blues conceded 13 minutes from time in the Stamford Bridge clash, and it looked as though they could have continued their poor form by conceding a second. Jose Mourinho’s side showed excellent character and resilience to grab a winner as Willian scored a stunning 25-yard free-kick. The home crowd were clear in voicing their support for the Portuguese manager and here is their reaction to the 2-1 victory. Despite a mistake from goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, fans can see an upturn in results, starting with Stoke at the weekend as they took to Twitter to state their optimism.last_img read more

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TAOISEACH TO OPEN NEW LETTERKENNY SCHOOL

first_imgIt’s a red letter day for Letterkenny secondary school, Colaiste Ailigh, on May 12th next.Pupils of Colaiste Ailiagh with principal Micheál Ó Giobúin,Taoiseach Enda Kenny will travel to Donegal to open the school’s new building and will cut the ribbon the project at 11am.The school is considered one of the most modern in the country since it opened in September last year. Principal Micheal Gibbons and his staff will be busy getting the school ready for the visit of An Taoiseach. TAOISEACH TO OPEN NEW LETTERKENNY SCHOOL was last modified: April 26th, 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:Colaiste AilighdonegalLETETRKENNYTaoiseach Enda Kennylast_img read more

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Inmate convicted of killing cellmate

first_img Perez and Arraiga were in the prison’s administrative segregation unit for inmates who are disciplinary problems, could be in danger among the general prison population, or other reasons. Both were undergoing psychological treatment. Arraiga was put in administrative segregation after he destroyed another inmate’s television set, prison officials said. Prison officials didn’t say why Perez was in the segregation unit. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The jury deadlocked 10-2 in favor of guilty on the attempted murder charge, officials said. Perez was accused of trying in April 2005 to push the officer over a second-story railing with a 12- to 15-foot drop. A sentencing date will be set on Friday for Perez. Perez’s attorney declined to comment on the verdict. Perez was charged with using a bedsheet to strangle Arraiga. Perez admitted killing Arraiga, officials said, but gave differing explanations. He has said he was ordered to kill Arraiga for the Mexican Mafia and, alternately, that the victim had poor hygiene. Arraiga was serving a five-year sentence for second-degree robbery and was scheduled to be released in July 2004, prison officials said. LANCASTER – A prison inmate has been convicted of strangling his cellmate but the jury couldn’t reach a decision on whether he attempted to murder a guard by trying to shove him off a second-floor walkway. Frank Perez, 31, who was serving a 12-year sentence for carjacking when he was accused of the two crimes, now faces an additional 25 years to life in prison for the first-degree murder conviction. “It was a pretty brutal slaying,” Deputy District Attorney Fred Mesropi said. Antelope Valley Superior Court jurors deliberated about three hours before convicting Perez Tuesday in the September 2004 death of Eddie Arraiga, 27. last_img read more

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Games that rivaled 49ers loss as worst in Raiders regular-season history

first_imgFor complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.ALAMEDA — Having already made the argument that the Raiders’ 34-3 loss to the 49ers Thursday night was the worst in franchise history, here are some other notable defeats worth considering.A few criteria worth noting. The worse the Raiders team, the more weight it carried. That’s why you won’t see any losses from the first Oakland era nor in Los Angeles. The caliber of opposition was considered, as well as if the defeat …last_img read more

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SPACE KIT: Download 40+ Free Space Textures and Elements

first_imgDownload SPACE KIT: 40+ Free Space Textures and ElementsClick the button below to download SPACE KIT. In the download, you’ll find everything you need to get started. These elements are free to use in any personal or commercial projects. By downloading, you agree not to resell or redistribute these free assets.(This is a relatively large download, so settle in.)DOWNLOAD SPACE KIT: 40+ FREE Space Textures And ElementsHow to Use These FREE Space Textures and ElementsYou’ll get the most flexibility and use out of these textures in Adobe After Effects — though they will work with any major nonlinear editing program.In the download, you’ll find a folder of Atmospheres, Nebulas, and Star Fields.With these elements, layering and masking is key. I like to pull a small piece of multiple elements and blend them together into one shot, though they usually stand pretty well on their own. You may find that adding some glow, or a bit of color correction (changing hue or contrast) will help you to create the look that you want. Experiment and have fun!The purpose of the atmospheres is to create planets and alien skies. Using the CC sphere plugin in After Effects, or even the brand-new Orb plugin from Video Copilot, you can easily and quickly create some really interesting and convincing space scenes and planets.With the nebulas, you can create the vast expanse of space and add a sense of atmosphere. You can set these to an “Add” or “Linear Dodge” blending mode on top of other elements to get some more atmospheric texture — or let them stand on their own to create complex and elaborate galaxies.If you’ve ever created a star field in After Effects, you know that it takes quite a few clicks and a decent bit of effort to get something that looks natural. Maybe you’re using fractal noise or Element 3d to get a convincing star field look. Now, you can simply drag and drop some really natural and detailed star fields into your project.How We Created These ElementsWe created these elements practically and organically here in the PremiumBeat studio, using a fish tank, a pane of glass, and a variety of liquids and dyes. You may have seen some of these fluid/liquid dynamics in films like Tree Of Life, and The Fountain.Let me tell you, making these elements was a lot of fun. Stay tuned for some behind-the-scenes info on how we did it.BONUS: Even More Space ElementsIf you’d like some more Nebula elements to use in your projects, our friends over at RocketStock created this pack of 19 Free Space Backgrounds called “Nebula” using many of the same methods.Between these two packs, you should have everything you need to create the next great sci-fi epic. Want to create convincing space scenes with practically created elements and effects? Download these 40+ free space textures and elements and get to work.Creating space scenes and graphics just got a lot easier. with this pack of 40+ free space textures and elements, you can create the outer space look with elements that we created organically and practically. This pack has everything you need to get started.This FREE pack of Space Textures and Elements includes the following:13 organically created space atmospheres.13 organically created nebulas and galaxies.21 realistic star fields.last_img read more

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Indian-origin Man Charged with Causing 3 Deaths by Dangerous Driving in London

first_imgA UK court remanded an Indian-origin man in custody on charges of death on three counts due to dangerous driving, causing a car crash that ended up killing three teenage boys last week in London.Jaynesh Chudasama, 28, of Hayes in West London was accused of causing death by driving dangerously by the Uxbridge magistrates’ court on Jan. 29. He is scheduled to appear at the Old Bailey on Feb. 26, the Times of India reported.The teenagers who were the victims of the crash were 17-year-old Harry Louis Rice and 16-year-olds George Toby Wilkinson and Josh McGuinness. Paramedics rushed to the scene but they could not revive the boys. The teenagers were declared dead at the scene of the crash, the Independent reported.Chudasama was allegedly driving a black Audi A5 when the car mounted the pavement and caused a fatal collision, killing the teenagers. The boys were with a group of friends and were headed towards the Goals five-a-side football club on Jan.26 when the fatal collision occurred. The other friends who survived the crash reportedly ran behind the people inside the car to catch hold of them when the police arrived. They could detain one of them, while the other fled from the scene.One of the friends of the boys who survived the crash said that the incident is like a blur. “Five of us were walking to the party and the next moment three of my friends were dead on the ground. The car lost control,” he added.According to the police, the car that allegedly caused the accident was being driven at a very high speed. After the crash, the car could be seen completely smashed and mangled in the pictures.“Detectives from the Roads and Transport Policing Command continue to lead the investigation and a number of enquiries are ongoing,” said Superintendent Colin Wingrove, the local borough commander, PTI reported.One of the witnesses at the scene — an Indian-origin man Amandeep Matharoo — dialed the emergency services. He witnessed some boys beating up a man who tried to abandon the car that reportedly caused the crash and flee. “The lads were shouting on the phone and saying three of our friends are dead, they were hysterical and in pieces,” said Matharoo, the PTI report added. Related ItemsBritish IndianLondonUnited Kingdomlast_img read more

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NDA owes apology to people of Patna, says Giriraj

first_imgThe BJP-led NDA in Bihar, which has been ruling the State for about a decade and a half, owes an apology to the people of Patna who have been reeling from inundation following heavy rain, Union Minister Giriraj Singh said here on Wednesday.The firebrand BJP leader also attacked the Nitish Kumar government saying an alert had been sounded ahead of the downpour but it failed to ensure attentiveness in the administrative machinery, which could have lessened the severity of the crisis.“It is not a failure of the people of Patna. It is our failure. Residents of the city have reposed so much trust in the NDA, especially the BJP. We owe an apology to them,” said Mr. Singh, the Lok Sabha MP from Begusarai.A former member of the Nitish Cabinet, the Union Minister is a known detractor of the Chief Minister and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi, a senior BJP leader.“The government issued an alert asking the people to be on guard. But was it on guard itself? Had it been so, people would not have been compelled to suffer so much of misery,” he said.The slow pace of relief operations has fuelled anger among the people affected by a flood-like situation, particularly in Patna, parts of which have been under water for days. On Wednesday, water was being pumped out of the inundated areas in the State capital. Mr. Kumar urged people to “have patience”, but lost his cool on Tuesday night in the face of persistent queries from a journalist about the waterlogged streets of Patna. The Chief Minister shot back at the scribe, asking him whether there was similar outrage when Mumbai was deluged or when floods disrupted life in the U.S.17 lakh people affectedA State government statement put the total number of people affected by the rains at 17.09 lakh. The districts hit by the rainfall were Patna, Bhojpur, Bhagalpur, Khagaria, Samastipur, Begusarai, Lakhisarai and Vaishali, situated on either side of the Ganga. According to the State disaster management department, 42 deaths have been reported from areas affected by rainfall, though a district-wise break-up was not yet available.last_img read more

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