Operations cease as Stabroek Market floods

first_imgThe Mayor and City Council has temporarily ceased operations at the Stabroek Market after excessive high tides resulted in flooding.The Stabroek Market constantly floods from high tidesOn Tuesday, the Council informed that they were currently looking at ways to address the situation after it was brought to their attention. This decision comes at a time when stallholders would see a large crowd of customers.According to the Council, flooding would usually occur when there are expected high tides. To factor in a more holistic approach, ‘disruptions’ will take place. But the Council has decided to put the matter on the back burner until next year.Guyana Times understands that a nearby sewer system would have significantly escalated the issue by infiltrating the market with a pungent odour.“To treat with the issue holistically, there will be significant disruption of the market operations; selling will be ceased temporarily. The Council contemplated its action and considered the quest of the stallholders to yield sales, especially being the Christmas season. Nevertheless, the Council remains committed to dealing with the issue in early January 2020,” the Georgetown Council disclosed.In October, the Market was also closed for a few days owing to high tides which caused widespread flooding. During that time, all the items stored on the ground were damaged, especially perishable and consumable items.This situation comes just days after vendors had complained about leaking roofs and poor drainage. Vendors of both the Stabroek Market and Bazaar have expressed discomfort while plying their daily trade after leaking roofs resulted in damaged goods.“I come in last Wednesday or Thursday and when I look down, the ground wet wet. That’s when I tell my son that the roof leaking bad and look at how much [things] get wet… All the soap and things that went open wet and I had to throw them away,” the woman told this publication after the incident.While the areas have been known for its dilapidated state, only droplets would fall from the roof and fixed with the placement of a bucket. However, it has become a bigger issue now and other stalls have also complained about losses. More importantly, this occurrence poses as a discomfort.In both cases, complaints were filed at the Mayor’s Office for better drainage but there has been no response to date. It was revealed that if these issues are fixed, the probability of future flooding would be unlikely and damages lessened.last_img read more

SANDY SIDHU GOES TO SHONDALAND

first_img Facebook Advertisement Twitter “I struggled with this idea of considering myself an actress, because I always read these stories of actors growing up who always entertained their families, and to be honest, I didn’t,” says Sidhu over tea one rainy Sunday in Kitsilano. “That was actually a very big reason I struggled for the first few years of my pursuing acting to tell anyone that I was an actor, because I never considered myself to be an authentic, real actress.” LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Sandy Sidhu – Photo by Kevin Clark, IMDB Sandy Sidhu might have acted opposite Jesse Williams on last week’s Grey’s Anatomy, but it wasn’t that long ago that the Vancouver actress was barrelling towards a completely different career: practicing medicine, rather than acting on television’s highest-rated medical drama.Hindsight is 20/20, but there were signs in Sidhu’s childhood that, in retrospect, clearly pointed to a career in showbiz rather than medicine. Sidhu – who grew up on Vancouver Island – demonstrated artistic inclinations at a young age, first as a visual artist inspired by anime, Disney films, and Michael Turner comic books, and then, throughout high school, on stage in various musical theatre productions.Even though Sidhu was undeniably artistic and particularly enjoyed being on stage (“I remember that first feeling of getting on stage in front of an audience, crossing from stage right to left and getting to the front of the stage and looking out and I just felt this magnetic energy, and I was hooked”), she says she always stopped short of calling herself an actress, and never once considered it as a viable career option. SANDY SIDHU LINKS:IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3637261/FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Sandy-Sidhu-321827167898110/TWITTER: https://twitter.com/sandy_sidhuINSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/sandysid/WIKIPEDIA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_SidhuWEBSITE: http://sandysidhu.com/REPRESENTED BY: RED MANAGEMENT Login/Register With:last_img read more

ExxonMobil Canada selling its 19 stake in the Terra Nova offshore oil

first_imgCALGARY – Exxon Mobil Corp. says its Canadian arm has put up for sale its 19 per cent interest in the Terra Nova offshore oil project 350 kilometres southeast of Newfoundland and Labrador.Spokeswoman Suann Guthrie confirms that the company is marketing its stake after a review of its portfolio to ensure it meets its strategic objectives.She says the decision has no impact on Exxon’s other assets in Canada and adds the company will remain a long-term investor in the province.ExxonMobil Canada is the operator of the $14-billion Hebron offshore oil project off Newfoundland and Labrador, which pumped its first oil in November, and a part owner of the Hibernia offshore project. It operates the Sable offshore natural gas project in Nova Scotia which is being decommissioned due to production declines.Exxon Mobil CEO Darren Woods said in January the company would invest more than US$50 billion over the next five years to expand its business in the United States, helped by reduced U.S. federal taxes on corporations.Calgary-based Suncor Energy is the operator of Terra Nova with a 38 per cent stake. Production began in 2002.Companies in this story include: (TSX:SU)last_img read more

Elderly man killed as car rams into his cycle

first_imgNEW DELHI: A 65-year-old man was killed after a car rammed into his bicycle in north Delhi’s Civil Lines area.The accident happened on Wednesday night at around 10:45 pm when the man took a right turn from a signal and the car, which was coming from the opposite direction, rammed into his bicycle. The car was coming from Vidhan Sabha area and was on way to IP college in Civil Lines. Prakash Tiwari, a resident of P&T Colony in Civil Lines, was rushed to a hospital but he was declared brought dead by doctors. Tiwari was a local vendor at civil lines. “The accused has been arrested and he was the driver of the car. He could not react in time and hit the cycle. The victim was rushed to the hospital bit was declared brought dead by doctors,” said a senior police officer. Gaurav Saxena, the diver of the errant vehicle is a resident of Gandhi Nagar, was working as a driver for the past six months. A case under Sections 279 (rash driving) and 304 (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the IPC was registered at Civil the Lines police station and the accused, identified as Gaurav Saxena, was arrested, the officer said.last_img read more

Marrakech’s FIFM: Princess Lalla Meryem chairs royal dinner

first_imgMarrakech – Princess Lalla Meryem chaired, on Saturday at the Marrakech convention center, a dinner offered byKing Mohammed VI on the occasion of the official opening of the 13th edition of Marrakech International Film Festival (FIFM).The 13th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival (FIFM), held under the patronage of King Mohammed VI, opened on Friday at the city’s convention center.The opening ceremony was marked by the attendance of figures from several spheres mainly culture and the movie industry. This edition is marked by the attendance of Indian star Deepika Padukone and Egyptian actor Adel Imam, in addition to US star Sharon Stone who was granted the FIFM Star award.Now in its 13th year, the Marrakech International Film Festival has grown in size and star power, with Martin Scorsese, Marion Cotillard and Patricia Clarkson as jury members of this year’s edition.This year’s edition opened with a vibrant tribute to American actress Sharone Stone. With MAPlast_img read more

Fear Of Flying Could Cost NBA Draftee Royce White

In a nine-month NBA season, players spend half their time in the air getting to the next city. For Iowa State forward Royce White, a projected to be a first-round pick in Thursday’s NBA draft, that is a scary proposition — for him and prospective teams.A sure-fire first round talent, White could drop but there have been concerns he could fall all the way into the second round in part over — of all things — a fear of flying.The fear of flying is part of a larger anxiety disorder for White, who has also admitted to struggling with obsessive compulsive disorder and uses medication to control both. That concerns NBA evaluators in light of former NBA draft picks like Eddie Griffin, the No. 7 overall pick in 2001 who battled depression before tragically dying at the age of 25 after his car crashed into a train in 2007 while he was under the influence of alcohol.“It’s going to be something that a team taking him on is going to have to have something in place, whether it’s a staff member or a plan in place to help him accommodate some of his fears with the travel aspect because that’s such a huge part of an NBA season.”A second GM told NBA.com that White’s situation is similar to a player who has off-the-court problems — presumably meaning run-ins with the law or substance abuse — in regards to how it may affect his stock. White has rightfully taken offense to comparisons like that for something that he can’t control and afflicts millions of Americans.“It’s like cancer or heart disease. Are those character issues, too?” said to the Akron Beacon Journal. “I don’t like when that association is made. There’s a lot of people out there who have an anxiety disorder and don’t talk about it for that reason. People think it’s a character issue and it’s not.“I’m going to continue to be me, I’m going to continue to be an advocate for the mental illness community. I’ll continue to talk about it and be forthcoming about it. When a person or public figure talks about it, it lets people know that haven’t been diagnosed to go and get checked. You’re not alone.”The difference between being selected in the first round and second round is significant. Though White is rumored to have a guarantee that he won’t fall below the Boston Celtics, who have picks 21 and 22, a dip into the second round could mean dropping from a four-year deal guaranteed at around $6 million in total, or a non-guaranteed two-year deal with a starting salary of about a third of the probable $1.2 million White would make in his first year if he were selected by Boston.He burst onto the scene this past March when he put forth big performances against Connecticut and eventual champion Kentucky in the NCAA tournament. As a result, the 6-foot-8 forward vaulted into the consciousness of NBA talent evaluators and was thought by some to be a lottery pick after declaring early for the draft as a sophomore.To be fair, scouts are also worried about erratic behavior in White’s past. He pleaded guilty to shoplifting and was also accused of stealing a laptop computer when he was a freshman at Minnesota during the 2009-10 season before quitting the team over YouTube.But from all indications, those issues are now in the past as White led the Cyclones in five statistical categories last season and was a First Team All-Big 12 performer while displaying a charming personality. read more

Slow start turns into blowout for Ohio State Buckeyes beat Tulsa 483

OSU junior Jalyn Holmes embraces a teammate after a play against Tulsa on Sept. 10, 2016. OSU won 48-3. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorOhio State football fans came into Saturday’s matchup against Tulsa with high hopes after the team’s drubbing of Bowling Green last week. Buckeye fans saw a much different game in the first half from their team against the Golden Hurricane, but OSU was too much to handle in the second half, winning 48-3.Things could not have started better for the Buckeyes, as the first pass from Tulsa quarterback Dane Evans was tipped at the line, and intercepted by redshirt sophomore cornerback Marshon Lattimore.A short field did not help OSU find the endzone early. After two failed run plays, a pass from redshirt junior J.T. Barrett intended for redshirt sophomore Noah Brown was swatted away, forcing the Buckeyes to trot out their field goal unit.After senior kicker Tyler Durbin gave OSU a 3-0 lead, the game fell into a defensive stalemate. Sloppy offensive play and little movement by either team’s offensive units kept things close throughout the first quarter.“The offensive line gets a lot of praise around,” OSU coach Urban Meyer said. “Also, when things aren’t going well, it’s probably because we’re not playing up to our expectation level.”Coming off a stellar game against San Jose State, Tulsa junior running back D’Angelo Brewer found wide-open running lanes for much of the first half, slashing through the Buckeyes front seven for 47 first-half yards.The absence of redshirt junior Tracy Sprinkle was apparent for the Buckeyes. A distinct lack of push along the defensive line allowed Evans to remain in the pocket and create space for Brewer to pick up multiple first downs.“The loss of Tracy Sprinkle…it set us back a bit because he’s such a great leader and a great player,” OSU redshirt sophomore defensive end Sam Hubbard said. “These young guys had a good day and stepped up.”Hubbard also said he was pleased with the play of redshirt freshman Davon Hamilton and redshirt freshman Dre’Mont Jones, who are filling in for the injured Sprinkle. Combined, the two players picked up three tackles.OSU redshirt junior quarterback J.T. Barrett struggled to connect with receivers, completing eight passes on 14 attempts and only racking up 69 yards. His biggest target of the first half, redshirt sophomore Terry McLaurin, had a 16-yard catch, which was the longest reception of the first half.Without much of an offensive attack, the Silver Bullets stepped up in a big way, picking off Evans three times in the first half, two of which were returned for touchdowns.Redshirt sophomore safety Malik Hooker’s interception was good enough for a 26-yard return, putting the Buckeyes up 13-3.Redshirt sophomore cornerback Marshon Lattimore picked off two first half passes, returning one all the way back for a score with less than a minute left in the half.“This was my first pick six ever; I was excited to just get out there,” Lattimore said. “I had some blockers in front of me, so they really helped me out, too.”A delay for inclement weather lasted from 5:25 p.m. until 6:35 p.m., as lightning was spotted multiple times near the stadium during the pause in play. The halftime show was cancelled, and many OSU fans left the stadium during the hour-long storm.However, the Buckeyes were a different team in the second half, leaning heavily on the legs of junior H-back Curtis Samuel.On the initial drive of the second half, Samuel busted off a few double-digit yardage runs, and set a key block that opened a lane for Barrett to break the goal line. The touchdown marked Barrett’s second rushing touchdown of the season.The hour-long break seemed to create a spark for OSU on both sides of the ball, with the Buckeyes preventing Tulsa from scoring during the second half. Evans threw his fourth interception on the day, and once again failed to find paydirt.Opposing offenses have struggled against OSU so far this season, with the Buckeyes defense having yet to surrender a touchdown to another team’s offense.Weber was the leading rusher of the day for OSU, carrying the ball 17 times for 92 yards and a touchdown. Barrett finished the day with a statline of 14 for 22 and 149 yards, with no passing touchdowns and two rushing scores.“I thought the best thing he did is he hit the hole hard, he ran hard, but he also hung on that ball,” Meyer said. “It’s night and day compared to who he was a year ago.”Samuel came back to Earth a bit after racking up 261 all-purpose yards last Saturday, failing to find the endzone after scoring three times against Bowling Green. He still managed to gain 140 total yards, much of which came in the second half.Senior H-back Dontre Wilson picked up a late touchdown run, which was his first rushing touchdown of the year.The wide receiver’s play for OSU was heavily criticized by Meyer last week, and there was little in terms of improvement by the unit. Wideouts for the Buckeyes combined for five receptions, 49 yards and no scores.The Buckeyes face a tough test next week in Norman, Oklahoma, against the Sooners. 14th-ranked Oklahoma lost in its first week against then-No. 15 Houston, taking a hit to its ranking. Both OSU and Oklahoma will be looking for a win to remain prominent in the national picture.The game is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium next Saturday.This article has been amended by quotes following the post-game conference. read more

Tall Pines MP predicts resounding win for PLP

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, April 18, 2017 – Nassau – The PLP predicts it will win 23 seats in the upcoming General Election; the Opposition parties will get the remaining 16 says Leslie Miller, the incumbent for Tall Pines.During the family fun day held by the Progressive Liberal Party at Clifford Park yesterday, Miller made the call even as the Parliamentary Registration Department revealed that 174,070 people have registered to vote.   Tall Pines falls within the top 10 constituencies with the most registered voters.#MagneticMediaNews#MillerpredictswinforTallPines Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #MillerpredictswinforTallPineslast_img

Gas prices reach highest amount since 2014 on New Years Day

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A run of nine increases in 10 days pushed the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County to its highest amount on New Year’s Day since 2014, $3.126.The average price has risen 6.1 cents over the past 10 days, including four-tenths of a cent on Monday, according to figures from the AAA and Oil Price Information Service. It is 4.1 cents more than one week ago and 31.4 cents higher than one year ago, but 6.4 cents less than one month ago.The average price rose for three consecutive days, was unchanged on Tuesday, and resumed rising Wednesday. KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, Posted: January 1, 2018 Gas prices reach highest amount since 2014 on New Year’s Day January 1, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Marijuana dispensaries have to operate as cash only businesses

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Marijuana FacebookTwitter Posted: January 4, 2018 John Soderman January 4, 2018 Updated: 2:53 PMcenter_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsIt’s day three of California’s new marijuana law, but those who want to purchase recreational marijuana are finding out they can’t use their credit cards.That’s because marijuana dispensaries have to operate their businesses as cash only.KUSI’s John Soderman was LIVE with the story. Marijuana dispensaries have to operate as cash only businesses John Soderman, last_img read more