first_imgFifty youths from Whitewater village, Region One (Barima-Waini) recently graduated from the Warrau Language project; the one-year project is part of Government’s efforts to revive dying Indigenous languages. Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs, Valerie Garrido-Lowe, who attended the graduation, congratulated the youths for taking the first step towards reviving their native language.Minister Garrido-Lowe urged the youths to practice what they learnt and pass on their knowledge to others in their families so thatMinister within the Indigenous People’s Affairs Ministry, Valerie Garrido-Lowe speaking to the youths who graduated from the Warrau Language projecteventually, the entire community would benefit, a Government Information Agency release said.“You came from several different homes, if you can teach your brother and sister… to say ‘how are you’ ‘fine thank you’, if you teach them that, it will spread from 50 homes,” Minister Garrido-Lowe explained.The youths were urged to not to be ashamed of their language as it is a part of their culture.The Minister pledged that the Indigenous People’s’ Affairs Ministry would continue to support the revival of Indigenous languages across the country.At the launch of Indigenous Heritage Month, September 1, 2015, President David Granger had noted that while many of the older folks spoke in their tribal tongue, the younger generations were not keen on preserving it.“It is therefore important that those languages be preserved and practiced because for many, it is the most efficient means of personal communication… we are all poorer when we are not able to communicate with each other,” President Granger had said. In June 2016, the sum of $2 million was donated to the residents of the Kamwatta Hill, in Region One for the revival of their Warrau language.Additionally, plans are in place to re-establish the Amerindian Language Project under the name Indigenous Language Project at the University of Guyana as part of a cultural preservation programme.last_img read more

first_imgThe worst Ebola outbreak on record has now killed more than 7,000 people, with many of the latest deaths reported in Sierra Leone, the World Health Organization said as United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon continued his tour of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa on Saturday.The three countries hit hardest by Ebola have now recorded 7,373 deaths, up from 6,900 on Wednesday, according to WHO figures posted online late Friday. A total of 392 of the new deaths were in Sierra Leone, where Ebola is spreading the fastest.The new totals include confirmed, probable and suspected Ebola deaths. The WHO says there have also been six Ebola deaths in Mali, eight in Nigeria and one in the United States.The total number of cases in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia now stands at 19,031, up from 18,569.Ban arrived in Guinea, where the outbreak’s first cases were confirmed back in March, on Saturday after touring Liberia and Sierra Leone on Friday. After meeting with President Alpha Conde, he expressed concern about the situation in the country’s southeast forest region, where he said the number of infected people “seems to continue to grow.” The region borders Liberia, Sierra Leone and Ivory Coast, and Ban called for cross-border collaboration to bring the disease under control.He urged all Guineans to commit themselves to eradicating Ebola, saying that the U.N. and its partners “are there to help you.””It has never been so important to work together,” he said.Guinea has recorded 2,453 Ebola deaths and 1,550 cases, according to the WHO. This past week, officials in Conakry, the capital, announced a ban on New Year’s Eve celebrations such as fireworks displays and beach gatherings in a bid to curtail transmission.Ban was expected to travel to Mali Saturday evening.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgOver 500 persons are living on Government reserves in Sophia, Greater Georgetown.CH&PA Director of Settlement Upgrading and Regularisation Unit, Gladwin CharlesThis is according to the Central Housing and Planning Authority’s (CH&PA’s) Settlement Upgrading and Regularisation Unit Director, Gladwin Charles.Charles was at the time addressing the issue of regularising areas where there is a large number of squatters.He added that some 85 per cent verification of squatters’ lots throughout various areas which are being regularised across the country has been carried out.He stated that for Sophia, which is the biggest area in Guyana to be regularised, verification and distribution of land titles are still ongoing.“That area is one of the largest areas we have in the country in terms of regularisation. We have approximately 5549 lots in the area and we’ve regularised approximately 85 per cent in terms of verification and about 75 per cent of those persons have received their titles to date,” Charles said.He added that some 24,000 lots will be available throughout the various regions after nationwide regularisation is complete.The Director also expressed that the CH&PA has been facing difficulties with relocation, however, collaborative efforts with organisations such as Food For The Poor (Guyana) Inc, have been made to provide homes for families.“In terms of relocation, we know that’s a bigger challenge, for example, in Sophia we have on the reserves, we’re working with those persons in terms of relocation. We’ve interviewed over 500 persons on the reserves on the power lines…that’s why I mentioned it’s very challenging in terms of relocation but we’re working with those persons with the community groups, community leaders…,” he stated.Over the years, squatting has posed a major challenge across the country for both the current and previous Administration.Chief Executive Officer of the CH&PA, Lelon Saul, said the body has a “zero-tolerance” policy as it relates to squatting.“Persons who are squatting will be removed but we must identify appropriate locations for them and we are currently working on that. There is a lot of issues that must be taken into consideration,” he said.Moreover, the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC) had indicated plans to ramp up its work to remove squatters from across the country, as it has now been inundated with reports of incidents with affluent people in society also being accused of partaking in this illegal practice.GLSC Commissioner Trevor Benn told Guyana Times that it has been observed by the Commission that there has been rampant squatting taking place along the reserves in Georgetown. Benn said along the area stretching from Bourda to Mandela Avenue, Georgetown, every single landowner has extended their fence.“And these are people with knowledge, money and who should understand that they should not squat. One of them is a senior businessman, who even went to the courts to prescribe for the land,” he explained.He added that as a result of this illegal act, the Mayor and City Council of Georgetown did not have access to clean the reserve which is posing a major problem in keeping the area clean.Benn said, “So, squatting is not a poor people thing. It’s everybody squatting. It has become rampant and it has to stop and we will go after people as much as we can. We have a no-compromise policy when it comes to squatting. People should not squat. The law said so,” he asserted.The Commissioner said it observed that there was a significant increase in squatting along the Linden-Soesdyke Highway and in Port Kaituma, Region One (Barima-Waini), among other areas. Squatting has taken place on lands already leased for industrial, commercial and residential land use, and on reserves, which constrain development of some areas and delay processing of land applications.The Commission has said that all squatters, including those who are encouraging squatting, will be prosecuted and new squatter settlements will not be regularised.last_img read more

first_imgJuno Award winners and multiplatinum chart-toppers Hedley announce their coast-to-coast 2016 Canadian arena tour in support of their sixth studio album, Hello including a stop in Dawson Creek at the Encana Events Centre on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Joining Hedley on the 28 dates across the country will be very special guest Carly Rae Jepsen, and Francesco Yates. Tickets will go on sale in all markets on Friday, November 6. Check the band’s website October 30 for presale details.Tickets will be available for purchase on Friday, November 6 at 10 a.m. MST.  Tickets are priced at $69.50, $54.00 and $39.50 plus applicable fees.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.tigerboxofficeplus.ca by phone at 1-877-339-8499, and in person at the 2 Tiger Box Office Plus locations at the Encana Events Centre and at Tiger Printing & Stationers.Once again featuring a state-of-the-art stage production, the 2016 tour will be Hedley’s most impressive show to date, with staging elements that will bring the band closer to the fans than ever before. “Playing live is who we are, and going on tour is the ultimate way for us to interact with our fans,” comments frontman and creative force Jacob Hoggard on the upcoming tour. “We’re about to unveil the most spectacular tour we’ve ever embarked upon. We can’t wait to connect with each and every one of our fans, in person…and to pull some pretty amazing tricks out of our sleeves. We have amazing fans and we can’t wait to share this with them.”- Advertisement -Having sold close to 500,000 tickets in Canadian arenas since 2010, Hedley have quickly and quietly become one of the most successful touring acts in the country. In 2013 alone, the Wild Life tour sold 150,000 tickets across Canada.Hedley have produced five consecutive multiplatinum albums to date – Hedley (2005), Famous Last Words (2007), The Show Must Go (2009), Storms (2011), Wild Life (2013) – explosive hit radio singles, multiple Juno and MMVA trophies and almost a million albums sold. In 2015, they continue along this path of pop music supremacy with the release of their sixth studio album, Hello. The album sees frontman Jacob Hoggard with writing, producing and creative direction credits, and features classic Hedley pop gems along with adventurous new sounds, proving that Hedley are back and ready to once again conquer radio airwaves & arenas coast to coast. The hit single and title track “Hello” is taking over the airwaves as the number one most added pop track at radio three weeks in a row.Supporting Hedley on the Hello World Tour is pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen, whose infectious “Call Me Maybe” was one of the biggest hits in the world in 2012. Returning to the charts in 2015, Carly Rae’s latest album E·MO·TION features the hit singles “I Really Like You” and “Run Away With Me”. Rounding out the incomparable pop lineup, Francesco Yates is only 20 years old but his debut single “Better to Be Loved” has already rocketed him into stardom, and was quickly followed by the swoony ballad “Call”.Advertisement VIP packages are available now at hedleyvip.com. The packages include exclusive merchandise, a meet and greet with the band, and for the first time ever, an intimate one song acoustic performance at the meet and greet. VIP package holders will also be entered to win one of ten mysterious and very exclusive “Golden Tickets”. Check the site for details.last_img read more

first_imgDarren Anderton has poured cold water on the idea that Tottenham can secure Champions League football this season and believes they will only end up sixth.Spurs finished in the same position last year in the Premier League, but there is a belief under new boss Mauricio Pochettino they can improve on that this time round.However, former Tottenham star Anderton believes the top four will prove beyond the north London club once again.“I think they will probably finish sixth. I just think the top four will probably be the same,” he told the Sports Bar.“I think it’s difficult to break into that and of course, [Manchester] United have got to do better this year. So I think they will probably get into the top five.“I don’t think that’s a bad thing, it’s just not easy to break into there. We had a couple of years when we were in there but we’ve fallen away the last couple of years. Last year was a bit disappointing.”Unlike many clubs, Tottenham have not been very active this summer, only adding three players in the shape of defenders Ben Davies and Eric Dier, plus goalkeeper Michel Vorm.But while Pochettino has claimed he is happy with his “unbelievable” squad, Anderton reckons they are in need of adding some more exciting players if they want to improve this season.Anderton added: “The signings haven’t set the world alight in terms of excitement for us but we’ll see what happens in the next couple of the weeks,”“I don’t think it will be acceptable for Spurs fans [not finishing in the top four] but I think it will be acceptable for the squad that they have got at the moment.” .last_img read more

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first_imgThe DFS store in Letterkenny.The DFS Letterkenny FLASH SALE STARTS TOMORROW! For all you savy savers, bargain hunters and discount shoppers, drop everything and get down to DFS Letterkenny today.All floor stock has been dramatically reduced by up to 25% off everything on Friday 29th Saturday 30th and Monday 2nd May. IT’S TOO BIG TO MISS!!Save hundreds on your sofas, all brand new models on display are included in this event, ready or not we have discounted all our beds, mattresses including the very popular hotel grade divan bed for only €299 (RRP €699) this week-end only, bedroom furniture and this event includes all our solid oak ranges and occasional furniture too.Free storage is available on all purchases to allow you time to decorate and pay in on your purchases. Deposits will secure all sale prices for up to 4 weeks.IT’S TOO BIG TO MISS!! So don’t miss out on Friday, Saturday and Monday. Open 9-30 am to 5-30 pm daily. THE DFS LETTERKENNY FLASH SALE START TOMORROW! was last modified: April 28th, 2016 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:DFSdonegalletterkennylast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Karen Benjamin and Alan Chapman will star in a dual attraction at 8 p.m. and midnight Saturday in the second of a three-part season of the Cabaret Series at the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, 6760 Painter Ave. This is a return engagement for the couple as they mix it up in two different programs. At 8 p.m. will be “Movie Music Madness.” Part cabaret, part sing-along and part game show, it is what you’d get if Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Henry Mancini and Alex Trebek put together a show. The audience is invited to sing along with Benjamin’s soaring vocals of great movie songs from the 1930s, ’40s, and ’50s, and compete for prizes by answering questions about the music, the writers and films. The second show, a midnight cabaret, is “Obscene and Not Heard,” a collection of songs by Chapman and other writers that push the envelope. Racy and politically incorrect, this program may contain content some may find offensive. Together, Benjamin and Chapman have performed at L.A. Music Center, Ford Amphitheatre, Geffen Playhouse, Cerritos Center, Friars Club in Beverly Hills, Town Hall in New York City, and the Dallas Museum of Art. In 2000, they made their Carnegie Hall debut with Michael Feinstein. General admission to each show is $32. Senior admission is $27. If tickets to both shows are purchased at the same time, pay regular price for “Movie Music Madness” and $20 for “Obscene and Not Heard.” A dinner/show package, available for $52, includes admission to “Movie Music Madness” and dinner at Sophia’s California Bistro at The Radisson Hotel in Whittier. To purchase tickets to either show (including the dinner/show package), call the box office at (562) 907-4203, or visit www.shannoncenter.org. Parking at the Shannon is free. The 2005/06 Cabaret Series will conclude Feb. 25, with soap opera star Kevin Spirtas in his show, “Days and Nights.” From Staff Reportslast_img read more

first_img Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in UPDATED on March 18, 2019 Older buildings with load-bearing brick walls are common in many northern U.S. cities. While these thick (muti-wythe) brick walls were often plastered on the interior, they were rarely insulated.Load-bearing brick walls are tricky to insulate. Here’s why: if you insulate the wall on the interior, you’ll make the bricks colder during the winter. As we know from the psychrometric chart, cold bricks are always wetter than warm bricks. Once the wall is insulated, the escaping heat that formerly passed through the bricks is no longer available to drive out the moisture. So your wet bricks stay wet for a long time. In some cases, repeated cycles of freezing and thawing can permanently damage the bricks, causing them to fall apart.After I began researching and writing this article, I received an invitation to attend the Department of Energy’s Expert Meeting on Interior Insulation Retrofit of Mass Masonry Wall Assemblies, held on July 30, 2011 in Westford, Mass. (The meeting was sponsored by the Building America program.) The presenters at that meeting — John Straube, Henri Fennel, Terry Brennan, Bill Rose, Mark Bomberg, Christopher Schumacher, and Kohta Ueno — all contributed valuable information that helped with this article.If insulating a brick wall on the interior can make the wall vulnerable to freeze/thaw damage, does that mean such walls should never be insulated? No. But builders who want to insulate an old brick wall should proceed cautiously.There are no simple rules of thumb when it comes to assessing the vulnerability of an existing brick building to freeze/thaw damage. However, here are the most important points to remember:There is a simple way to avoid all of the problems listed above: just insulate your brick building on the exterior. (For more information on this option,… Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Memberslast_img read more

first_imgMOST READ NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding “We’re still adjusting to each other, hopefully by the second game we can play a lot better,” said Madayag. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Fillling up the positions are a bunch of rookies and former Team B members in Bettina Abella, Sydney Eleazar, Candice Gequillana, Jenelle Lo, Vanessa Baguiwet, Annarie Basa, and Dani Ravena.“We’re still gelling as a team,” said Madayag who had four points against the Lady Tamaraws. “We still fought, it’s just that we couldn’t get away from all the errors because we really had a lot of errors earlier.”Ateneo committed 40 errors in the match, and even FEU’s last point were off a Lady Eagle miscue when Kat Tolentino sent the ball beyond the Lady Tamaraws’ baseline.And it wasn’t just the errors that plagued Ateneo, the Lady Eagles also allowed FEU to score 20 service aces, with the last three proving to be crucial for the Lady Tamaraws.With the score tied at 9, Toni Rose Basas found the sweet spot in Ateneo’s defense three straight times while positioned at the service zone that put FEU up 12-9.ADVERTISEMENT View comments AFP official booed out of forum SMB’s Fajardo expects tougher games ahead after squeaker over Magnolia “It’s better to lose at first than when you just keep on winning and then suddenly you lose one,” said Madayag in Filipino Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.“This was a learning experience for us because we knew what we still have to improve on and work on after this loss.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd the area of improvement Madayag was pointing to was their chemistry on the floor.Almost half of the team’s roster is new with Jia Morado, Kim Gequillana, Mich Morente, Gizelle Tan, Jamie Lavitoria, and Ana Gopico having left the Lady Eagles’ roost. FILE — Maddie Madayag. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo had a disappointing start to its campaign in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament after losing to Far Eastern University in five sets, 19-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-20, 15-9.Team captain Maddie Madayag, however, knows the loss will ultimately help them in the long run.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Nextlast_img read more