Two are now homeless after a fire completely destroyed a house in Middle Road, Georgetown on Sunday afternoon. The home of Colin Clarke and his wife went up in flames at around 14:00 hrs while the man was standing outside of the building.An investigation has been launched.Details of this story will follow in the April 03, 2017 edition of Guyana Times.
The Taylor Minor Hockey Association is holding its AGM and Social on Thursday.Anyone interested is welcome to attend the event, which starts at 7pm, at the Lone Wolf Golf Club.- Advertisement –
0Shares0000Wilshere out for six weeks after surgeryLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 17 – West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere will miss up to six weeks after having surgery on an ankle injury.The 26-year-old, who joined the Hammers from Arsenal in the summer, underwent the operation in London on Monday after spraining an ankle in training last week. Wilshere started West Ham’s first three games of the season, but was taken off during the 1-0 loss to Wolves and missed out as West Ham won their first game of the season at Everton on Sunday.It’s the latest injury setback for a player who struggled with injuries constantly during his time with Arsenal.When he signed, the West Ham board initially wanted to offer him a one-year deal over fitness concerns, although he eventually secured a three-year contract after Pellegrini pleaded his case.West Ham’s head of medical Richard Collinge said the procedure had gone as planned: “We envisage he will only need a relatively short period of rest and will then start his rehabilitation.”“Jack is focused and determined to get back training and playing as soon as possible,” he added.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Donegal’s famous All-Ireland win of 2012 is to be turned into a movie.The extraordinary story of how a written-off Donegal team turned their fortunes around to claim the Sam Maguire cup is one of the greatest in recent sporting history.The movie is understood to centre around former manager Jim McGuinness’ award winning memoir, Until Victory Always. Oscar-nominated filmmaker Kirstein Sheridan is working on the script and the film will eventually be produced by Irish film company Fastnet Films.Included in the story is a detailed account of how McGuinness took over the wounded team in 2010, only to win three Ulster Championships and the 2012 All-Ireland final by the time he stepped down four years later.The victory was just Donegal’s second All-Ireland in 20 years after Brian McEniff led the team to their first win in 1992.McGuinness has, of course, gone on to work at Celtic FC and also contributes to the Irish Times and Sky Sport. Who exactly will play McGuinness and also captain Michael Murphy has yet to be made known.The story behind Donegal’s famous 2012 All-Ireland win to be made into movie was last modified: July 24th, 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:all-irelanddonegalJim McGuinnessmemoirMichael MurphyUntil Victory Always
There has been a call for safety checks on all Bus Eireann buses after a door fell of a vehicle in Co Mayo.The incident happened on Monday morning on the 64 Route, which travels between Derry, Donegal, Sligo, Mayo and Galway.Passengers were alarmed when the front entrance fell off the bus an hour after it left Sligo. Bus Eireann apologised for any inconvenience caused to passengers following a “mechanical fault”.Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Transport, Marc Mac Sharry, says Bus Éireann should immediately clarify the safety status of their fleet.He commented, “Fortunately no one was injured during this incident. There could have been fatal consequences if the door had come off at speed while the bus shared the road with other vehicles.“Bus Éireann have been less than reassuring about this incident. I believe they should give more details and give clarity to their customers that this is an isolated problem. They should also clarify how often the safety of vehicles is assessed and if they are aware of other problems on similar routes.” Deputy MacSharry said that incident like this “cannot and should not happen again”.He added: “Bus Éireann must not dismiss this as a ‘mechanical fault’, and if necessary, a full fleet assessment should be carried out. Was this mechanical fault known and if so, why was that particular bus used on the route if there were concerns? “Shock as door falls off Bus Eireann bus on Derry-Galway route was last modified: August 20th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:bus eireannsafetyTransport
SANTA CLARA — Just because they’re undefeated and living the good life does not mean the 49ers are exempt from Northern California’s biggest opponent: the PG&E power-outage crisis.Coach Kyle Shanahan and quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo found themselves dealing with it last weekend. Forgive them for being caught off-guard, seeing as how they were too busy preparing for Sunday’s eventual 51-13 win over the Carolina Panthers that raised the 49ers’ record to 7-0.SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER …
A new nature documentary with a gospel message, God of Wonders, has been released by Eternal Productions (see trailer at GodofWondersVideo.org). The 85-minute film, described as “Exploring the Wonders of Creation, Conscience, and the Glory of God,” features beautiful nature photography narrated by various creation scientists and theologians, leading to a presentation of the gospel. It is organized around four themes: God of Power, God of Wisdom, God of Justice, and God of Love. Having seen only the trailer, we cannot rate the entire production, other than to say that Eternal Productions did a good job on its prequel, A Question of Origins. This film company is unashamed and uncompromising in its presentation of the scientific evidence as pointing to salvation in Jesus Christ. For that matter, so was the apostle Paul (Romans 1:16-22). Need additional in-depth reasons for trusting the validity of the Christian world view? Check out the phenomenal series from Focus on the Family, The Truth Project, featuring Dr. Del Tackett. This outstanding teacher examines the Christian world view from all angles, including philosophy, history and science, in a 12-hour classroom setting interspersed with captivating video. The Truth Project is geared for small-group settings and is marketed via a discipleship program, in which teachers motivate other teachers to start new small groups. The production quality and content is excellent. It’s a great stimulus for group discussion and just might lead to a deep transformation of your life.(Visited 13 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Roy Ulrich, Technical Agronomist for Dekalb/AsgrowThe growing season has been quite variable across the region this year so far. For some regions of Ohio, the start to the growing season may have been slightly delayed, but once it was fit the crop went in relatively fast and stress free. For other regions, the growing season was extremely late to get started and each management step has been a struggle to accomplish between all the rains. So, whether your crop started out stress free or it has been under stress since the beginning, the state’s corn crop has transitioned from the vegetative stages into the ever-critical reproductive stages.The first of those stresses to show up in fields this year was foliar diseases. The warm, humid weather conditions of late June were the perfect environment to develop foliar diseases in corn. The development and progression of these foliar diseases leads to a direct loss in the photosynthetic ability of a plant as leaf surface area is compromised and lost for photosynthesis.The second stress is water stress due to the lack of rainfall this summer. Some areas are already several inches below the 10-year average since planting. The plant needs that water to cool itself through evapotranspiration. Moisture stress can be magnified by conditions that limit root development including sidewall compaction, tillage compaction or insect damage.Heat stress on a corn crop can negatively affect corn yield from two separate fronts. The first is the number of days that a plant is in the grain fill period. Corn development is based on growing degree units (GDUs), which are calculated by the day max temp + day minimum temp/2 – 50 with the highest maximum temperature being 86 degrees and the lowest minimum being 50 degrees. High nighttime temperatures and high daytime temperatures together increase the daily gain of GDUs. For example, a day with a high of 86 and a low of 74 results in 30 GDUs accumulated. Contrasted with a cooler day with a high of 78 and a low of 52 results in 15 GDUs accumulated.Each corn product has a set number of GDUs that it takes to complete grain fill or to move from R1 silking to R6 blacklayer at physiological maturity. So, if a product requires 1,550 GDUs to move from R1 to R6, the more GDUs per day that are accumulated the fewer days that the plants can produce photosynthate and accumulate dry matter in the form of grain. The other way that heat can negatively impact corn yield is when nighttime temperatures are high, dark respiration rates are high. This means that plants must burn more sugar to keep the plant cool and for plant maintenance. Photosynthate that is burned during this dark respiration is not available for grain fill.Peter Thomison, Ohio State University Extension corn specialist, reports that for every 13-degree increase in temperature, respiration rates may double. So, with high nighttime temperatures, a corn plant is burning more energy for maintenance and to stay cool, which results in less energy left to utilize for grain fill. The high temperatures result in a double hit to yield potential as it takes the plant fewer days to reach the required GDUs for blacklayer, which results in less total photosynthate produced for grain fill. In addition, plants are burning more of that energy for maintenance at night. Simply put, there is less total energy produced and more of that energy lost to maintenance in a growing season with high day and nighttime temperature compared to a growing season with cooler day and nighttime temperatures.Stress during grain fill may have a direct impact on corn yield. At this point in the growing season these are some of the main stresses on the corn crop. As I am writing this, the forecast is for the trend of above average temperatures and below average rainfall to continue so these stresses are more than likely to continue through grain fill, unless the weather pattern begins to change.
Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal were winners but six seeds were beaten in a day of upsets in the second round at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Thursday.Number two seed Murray, who received a first-round bye, avoided the fate of so many other seeds, though he was extended by Spain’s Tommy Robredo before coming through for a 6-4 7-5 win.Robredo looked poised to force a second-set tiebreak, up 30-0 on serve at 5-6, only to lose four straight points and fall to the Scotsman.The Spaniard made three consecutive mistakes to gift Murray match point, before the former U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion closed out the match after a 26-stroke rally with a drop shot that caught the top of the net and toppled over.Also read: Novak Djokovic advances in Rogers Cup “Today was the best I hit the ball on the hardcourts since I started playing on it again,” said Murray, who was ousted in his first match in Washington last week on the same surface.”I felt like I was returning (serve) a little bit better, which is important for my game.”Next up for Murray is unseeded Gilles Muller of Luxembourg, who beat 15th seed Gael Monfils of France in a third-set tiebreak 6-3 3-6 7-6(4).Other seeds to fall were Czech Tomas Berdych (number five), Croatian Marin Cilic (six), Canadian Milos Raonic (eight), Frenchman Gilles Simon (nine) and Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov (14).But number seven Nadal, in his first hardcourt appearance since March, showed few signs of rust as he used a dominating first serve to dust off Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 7-6 6-3.advertisementFourth seed Kei Nishikori also advanced with a 6-3 6-3 win over Spaniard Pablo Andujar.Nishikori is coming off victory Sunday at the ATP event in Washington, where he beat Cilic in a rematch of last year’s U.S. Open final.But Nishikori will not meet Cilic this week, after the Croat was downed by unseeded Australian Bernard Tomic 6-3 6-4.Another big clash was in the offing Wednesday night, as third seed Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland was going against Australian Nick Kyrgios, who is being mentored by veteran compatriot Lleyton Hewitt.”(Hewitt) is definitely not my coach, but he’s definitely helping me out as a mentor,” Kyrgios, 20, said. “He’s taking time out from his own career and his own family to come here and help.”
Kevin De Bruyne has made a welcome return to training at Manchester City after being sidelined with knee ligament damage since mid-August.The Belgium international, who starred for his country at World Cup 2018 as they secured a third-place finish in Russia, suffered an untimely injury in training.He had taken in just one domestic outing at that stage, with City having opened their 2018-19 campaign with a 2-0 victory away at Arsenal. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! It was initially suggested that De Bruyne was facing up to at least three months on the sidelines, in what was a serious blow to Pep Guardiola’s plans.City were, however, always confident that the 27-year-old could be brought back into the fold ahead of schedule.De Bruyne, meanwhile, was quick to state that he intended to be back on the field in time for a derby date with Manchester United on November 11.He should be well up to speed by then if his presence back on the training field is anything to go by.Guardiola revealed ahead of Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Brighton that he expected to have the Belgian back soon, saying: “Yeah, Kevin is making the last steps [in his recovery]. He could start training in next few days, doing part of the sessions. Everything is going well.”De Bruyne will not be rushed back into action, with City aware of the need to ease him into their plans and avoid taking any risks.They have another international break coming up, which should give them the chance to work on the fitness of an important figure.There are two outings to come before then, though, with Hoffenheim set to be faced in the Champions League on Tuesday.City then head to Anfield on Sunday for a crunch clash with fellow Premier League title hopefuls Liverpool.De Bruyne will likely be restricted to a watching brief for that encounter, but his return to action may not be too far off as he prepares to provide Guardiola’s side with a timely boost in their quest for major silverware across multiple competitions.