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Miner crushed after pick-up rolls down hill

first_imgA father of two was crushed to death after a 4-wheel drive pick-up rolled off a hill and landed in a mining camp at Duck Pond Backdam, Mazaruni, on Saturday evening.Dead: Khemraj SinghDead is 57-year-old miner, Khemraj Singh of Lot 682 7th Street Cummings Lodge, East Coast Demerara (ECD).Based on information received, the motor pick-up bearing registration number PKK 7375 was left at the top of the hill with its engine running as the driver, a resident of Liverpool, Corentyne, Berbice, went to check its headlamps.As the driver was doing same, the vehicle reportedly rolled down the hill and crashed into the mining camp. At the time, the now dead man, his son and a female were in the camp. However, the vehicle landed on Singh but the two other occupants of the camp escaped unhurt.Singh was picked up and rushed to the Bartica Regional Hospital in an unconscious state but was pronounced dead on arrival.When Guyana Times visited the relatives of the dead man on Sunday, they claimed that they only received the news moments before.Singh’s sister-in-law told this publication that the driver of the truck was visiting the camp and it was not the case that he was checking the headlamps of the vehicle.“Brian told us that the man was visiting the camp and he come out and left the truck running and that’s how the truck ended up rolling down the hill” the woman revealed.The family, however, could not disclose much information on the incident but revealed that Singh had been in the Mazaruni area since December last.His aunt described him as a happy and jovial person who always ensured that their needs are taken care of.Singh leaves to mourn his children, grandchildren, in-laws and other relatives. Police have confirmed that the driver of the vehicle was taken into custody and is assisting with the investigation.last_img read more

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Seniors get sheriff’s scholarships

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“C- and B-students don’t always have the opportunities students with a 4.0 have for college scholarships,” station Cpt. Michael Rothans said. “I hope this builds their confidence. We just want to help. By helping them, they in turn will help the community.” This is the first time the station has provided the scholarship. Rothans said he organized a fundraising barbecue to raise the money after he was promoted to captain this year. The station split a $1,000 scholarship between two Pioneer High School seniors – Carrillo and Nicholas Moran. El Rancho High School senior Edgar Garcia was also awarded a $1,000 scholarship. The winners all excelled in community service, said Rothans. Carrillo volunteered at a women’s health clinic, at juvenile halls and with a county probation officer. She hopes to be a probation officer when she graduates from California State University, Los Angeles. “I feel like there are kids who can’t communicate with their parents. I want to be that person,” Susie Carillo said. “I never go out, never had detention. I’m the total opposite of what they are, but I still want to help.” Edgar Garcia wants to go to Rio Hondo Community College and major in criminal justice. In a qualifying essay for the scholarship, he wrote that he works at Sears to help his family pay bills. He doesn’t make enough to pay for college, he wrote. “A decent education is what my parents always dreamed I had, considering that my parents didn’t even finish elementary,” he wrote in the essay. Moran also needs the scholarship, his mother Jackie Moran said. “Nicholas knew it was going to be really hard for us to afford college. We lost our home two years ago, and he’s been living between my parents and grandparents,” she said. Moran has volunteered at White Memorial Medical Center and done two ride-alongs with sheriff’s deputies as they patrolled the city. He plans to attend Cal State Los Angeles and go into law enforcement or business. Besides keeping a tight leash on her son, Jackie Moran said he learned right from wrong the hard way. When he was 7 years old, he saw his 5-year-old friend gunned down by drive-by shooters outside his house. His friend got into a car with his father to go home after an afternoon of playing together, when a man driving by fired into their car, Jakie Moran said. “The car came around the corner and shot indiscriminately,” she said. The boy was killed and the father was shot in the leg. “After that, Nicholas was scared to go outside. He became very withdrawn. That was his first experience with bad guys.” sandy.mazza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – Susie Carrillo, a Pioneer High School senior, wants to help other teenagers who are not as lucky as her. Sheriff’s deputies want to help her. She and two other high school seniors received scholarships this week donated by sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station. The scholarship winners are not straight-A students or sports stand-outs. They have all helped the community in some way and demonstrated a financial need. last_img read more

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FRIGHTENING! DONEGAL STAR McGEE AT CONTROLS OF…..A PLANE!

first_imgTHIS was the moment Donegal player Eamon McGee took controls….. of a plane!The Gaoth Dobhair man was allowed to take over the cockpit of the specially chartered flight from Cork to Carrickfin on Saturday night.The All-Ireland champions had just lost by two points to the Rebels in the Allianz Division One clash and were on the way home when the shocking incident took place. But don’t worry…..the plane was already on the ground and landed when McGee was allowed to play with the controls.Relief for airline passengers everywhere!Thanks to the Donegal GAA for the snap.  FRIGHTENING! DONEGAL STAR McGEE AT CONTROLS OF…..A PLANE! was last modified: March 17th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:FRIGHTENING! DONEGAL STAR McGEE AT CONTROLS OF…..A PLANE!last_img read more

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DD COMPETITION: WIN TEN FREE TICKETS TO THE CELTIC FEAST AT AN GRIANAN HOTEL

first_imgAn Grianan Hotel in conjunction with Donegal Daily have paired up to give away ten free tickets for the fantastic Celtic Feast  which takes place this Sunday the 6th of July.To be in with a chance of winning this wonderful competition you have to do the following. (1) Readers must go on Facebook and like the An Grianan Hotel.(2) Readers must watch the following video http://www.angriananhotel.com/Celtic-Feast-Nights/(3) Answer the following question, In the video who places the ‘Stone of Fal’ on the ground during the Video Clip?Is it: A. King NuadaB. SrengC. DagdaClue: See www.oldchurchvisitorcentre.comThere will be a total of 10 Tickets up for grabs.Ten correct entries will be picked at random by our Hotel GM before 3pm on Friday the 4th July and will be emailed directly. Send your answers to sales@angriananhotel.comT&C’s apply.Your email address will also be placed on our Email Newsletter database.Newsletters are sent out on the first week of every month only. You can unsubscribe at any stage.DD COMPETITION: WIN TEN FREE TICKETS TO THE CELTIC FEAST AT AN GRIANAN HOTEL was last modified: July 3rd, 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:An Grianan HotelCeltic FeastDD competitionTen ticketslast_img read more

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McCANNS’ INTERNET TROLL FOUND DEAD IN HOTEL BEDROOM

first_imgA WOMAN exposed in a Sky News investigation as being one of a number of internet trolls targeting the parents of Madeleine McCann has been found dead.Brenda Leyland, 63, was found dead at a Marriott hotel in Leicester on Saturday around 15 miles from her village home.Police said the death was not being treated as suspicious. Divorcee Mrs Leyland had been identified as one of a number of online ‘trolls’ posting a series of abusive comments about Kate and Gerry McCann, by Sky News last Thursday.She told Sky reporter Martin Brunt who confronted her that she had been ‘entitled’ to make the comments using her Twitter identity @Sweepyface.Kate and Gerry McCann have been the targets of a vile online campaign.Gerry’s family are from Donegal – the couple visit here regularly.   McCANNS’ INTERNET TROLL FOUND DEAD IN HOTEL BEDROOM was last modified: October 5th, 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:Brenda LeylanddonegalGerry McCannKate McCannmadeleine mccanntrolllast_img read more

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Pro wrestling returning to the Eureka

first_imgProfessional wrestling is returning to Humboldt County, and this time there will be an added bonus for local fans.The fifth annual Rumble in the Redwoods will take place at Redwood Acres on March 24, with five bouts scheduled between some familiar names.This year, however, the main event will feature a local wrestler competing for the first annual Pacific Northcoast Championship belt.“I wanted to give this territory it’s own identity,” event promoter and ring announcer Joe Sousa said. “This …last_img read more

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Premier Business Awards showcase South Africa’s competitiveness

first_img30 April 2015By Charlotte Chichi MaponyaOn the evening of Thursday 9 April, the Department of Trade and Industry, in partnership with Brand South Africa and Proudly South African, co-hosted the third annual South African Premier Business Awards in Johannesburg at the Sandton Convention Centre.Brand South Africa would like to congratulate all the enterprises that entered this year’s South African Premier Business Awards. The awards recognise business excellence and honours enterprises that promote the spirit of success, innovation and job creation.Prominent commercial brands with strong reputations support a positive nation brand and it is for this reason that Brand South Africa is involved with the South African Premier Business Awards.We need to consider whether we are competitive in terms of being able to grow a nation that can compete equitably with global peers and if we are growing individual brands with solid reputations that are considered as leaders in their individual industries. This is crucial to being able to deliver on our mandate to position South Africa as a reliable and attractive destination for inward investment.As the reputation management agency for the country, Brand South Africa is mandated to develop – in conjunction with other stakeholders – and articulate the value proposition for South Africa and why the country is an attractive investment destination.The companies that entered the awards have demonstrated the strides they are making towards developing an economy that will encourage job creation, and for this we commend them. They are part of the good story we have to tell and directly contribute to positioning South Africa as an attractive investment destination.We congratulate the following award winners:Lifetime achievement: Dr Anna MokgokongManufacturer: Hazleton Pumps InternationalExporter: Canvas and TentWomen-owned business: Ekurhuleni Artisans & Skills Training CentreYoung entrepreneur: DNA Brand ArchitectsInvestor of the Year: CCI Call CentresProudly South African Enterprise: Little Green NumberPlay Your Part: Access AdvertisingSMME: Hazleton Pumps InternationalBrand South Africa’s Play Your Part award went to Access Advertising. This award aims to celebrate enterprises that excel in displaying active citizenship and nation building in South Africa.The Play Your Part Award recognises those that inspire all South Africans to contribute towards positive change within their communities. Congratulations once again to Access Advertising for playing their part in shaping South Africa’s development. Play Your Part is a nationwide programme created to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship in South Africa. It aims to uplift the spirit of our nation by inspiring all citizens to contribute to positive change, become involved and start doing. A nation of people who care deeply for one another and the environment in which they live is good for everyone. The South African government has put measures in place to assist small enterprises to enter the market and this has been proven in the finding of the 2015 Ease of Doing Business report.The report indicates that South Africa improved in a range of indicators including starting a business. The calibre of entrants into the South African Premier Business Awards attests to the fact that government interventions in supporting commercial enterprises – big and small – are indeed effective.The recipient of the Lifetime Achievement, Dr Anna Mokgokong, is an example of a South African who has played their part in contributing to South Africa’s economic development and assisting start-up enterprises.Dr Mokgokong, voted as one of the leading women entrepreneurs in the world in 1998, is one of only five women in South Africa to have received this prestigious award. She has been actively involved in mentoring of upcoming entrepreneurs in community projects aimed at uplifting economic conditions and for this Brand South Africa salutes her.South Africa’s global competitiveness is our collective responsibility and it is in line with the National Development Plan, we need to begin to collectively respond to creating the conditions that improve our competitiveness.Awards such as the South African Premier Business Awards highlight the strides we’ve made, and continue to make, in economic development. We look forward to next year’s awards and to honouring more champions of economic transformation.Maponya is the chair of Brand South Africalast_img read more

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Forget Self-Driving Cars, These Robots Will Make You A Drink

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Google IO13#robots dan rowinski Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Google sure knows how to throw a geek fest. The After Hours party after the first day of Google I/O was packed full of augmented reality, food, fun, dancing, Billy Idol and… robots.Lots and lots of robots.It was hard not to miss the robots, considering that the main bar on the third floor of Moscone West had three robots mixing cocktails. The wait for a robot-mixed drink was considerable, as a human controller told each bot what concoction to make. Google may have come up with the self-driving car, but these robot bartenders are pretty awesome too.Check out the photos from the Google I/O After Hours party below.Dancing on dotsLast year, Sergey Brin himself taught us how to take a selfie with Google Glass.Robot drummerI swear I have seen this robot before. At MIT, perhaps?Taking augmented reality picturesGeek’s poseThis guy was using an augmented reality app to wireframe the crowdThese robots went toe-to-toeDragons!Watching Billy Idol from the dotsThis giant robot hand was crushing everything in siteGenyMobile founder Cedric Ravalec (and Jon Hamm lookalike) talks to ReadWrite Editor in Chief Owen Thomas about his startup in France.The crowd was told not to take pictures of Billy Idol. Nobody listened.last_img read more

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EB-5 Visa plan, a good option for Indians wishing to move to the US

first_imgThe EB-5 Visa Programme could be a good alternative for Indians wishing to migrate to the US, especially at a time when H1-B Visa rules are being tightened.“The current administration isn’t against immigration, they are against illegal immigration. And they want to make the entire visa system more of a merit based system as opposed to a lottery. The EB-5 Visa is merit based as people are sacrificing something to get their green card,” said Andrew Graves, Director, Business Development, US Immigration Fund (USIF).Read it at The Hindu Business Line Related Itemslast_img read more

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Uttarakhand BJP expels four workers

first_imgUttarakhand BJP on Tuesday expelled four workers and office-bearers for working against party-supported nominees in the ongoing panchayat polls in the State. Party’s State unit general secretary Rajendra Bhandari issued the letter expelling four more party functionaries on the direction of the State BJP president.Total 94 Dehradun district BJP Mahila Morcha president Maya Pant was among those expelled on Tuesday. This takes the total number of party workers expelled by the BJP for anti-party activities so far to 94, State BJP media in-charge Devendra Bhasin said. State BJP president and Nainital MP Mr. Bhatt had said discipline is the party’s topmost priority and those who breach it will be dealt with sternly. The party has served a notice to its Raipur MLA Umesh Sharma Kau and sought an explanation within three days. Mr. Kau was served a notice on October 6 after an audio clip went viral in which he was heard purportedly asking for votes for an Independent candidate.last_img read more

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