Snax Tigers lead table after round 2

first_imgThis comes off a bye and a win over the SNS Port Moresby Vipers on Sunday at the National Football Stadium. The Tigers are on 4 points.Also tied on 4 competition points are the second placed Bintangor Goroka Lahanis and the Agmark Rabaul Gurias who sit third on the ladder.Points for and against has put them behind the Tigers.The only two teams who are yet to register any competition points are the SNS Port Moresby Vipers and the TNA LionsThe ladder after round 2 is:Snax Lae Tigers (4), Bintangor Goroka Lahanis (4), Agmark Rabaul Gurias (4), Wamp Nga Hagen Eagles (3), PRK Gulf Isapea (3), Kemele Hela Wigmen (2), EPG Mioks (2), PRK Mendi Muruks (1), Waghi Tumbe (1), SNS Port Moresby Vipers (0), TNA Lions (0).last_img

Former GWI employee slapped with 18 counts of fraud

first_imgFormer Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) Customer Experience Supervisor Dexter McKenzie was on Monday arraigned in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on 18 counts of fraud allegedly committed on the water company.Dexter Mc KenzieThe 48-year-old father of three, of Lot 146 Sixth Street, Alberttown, Georgetown, pleaded not guilty to all the charges; which stated that between June and October 2018, while being entrusted by GWI with a number of Republic Bank cheques totalling some $967,317 — in order that he may give same to Shane Samuels, Corlette Clarke, Dexter Forde, Lana James and Randy Hope — he fraudulently converted same to his own personal use and benefit.His defence attorney made an application for bail for his client, and this was not objected to by Police Prosecutor Adduni Inniss.Bail was granted in the sum of $102,000 in one matter, and Mc Kenzie was released on his own recognizance on the other charges.He will make his next court appearance on April 15, 2019.last_img read more

Open-space tax heads to voters

first_imgUnlike the open-space measure voters rejected in 2005, the tax assessment could not increase over time with the consumer price index. It could go up by only $1 a year, and the tax would sunset after 30 years. Proponents point out that back in 1896, Griffith J. Griffith donated thousands of acres to the city of Los Angeles to create what would later become Griffith Park. At the time, officials were criticized for taking rural land so far from the developed part of Los Angeles. Today, the park is all but surrounded by urban streets, making it a quick nature getaway for residents. Farley said he is aware of that history, but he does not think the city should get new tax money to buy land. “Our tax burden is high enough already,” he said. Santa Clarita will start mailing out ballots to property owners on May25, city treasurer Darren Hernandez said. Voters will have until July10 to return their ballots, which will be weighted to give larger property owners – including businesses – more of a say. Areas where the city is looking to buy land include the expanse from the Antelope Valley Freeway to the Angeles National Forest, as well as areas around Stevenson Ranch and Vasquez Rocks, according to a city report. “The longer we go without having funding to purchase and preserve open space, the less open space there is available,” Hernandez said. alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (661) 257-5253 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The tax base would allow the city to immediately borrow $23.4million and buy land up to three miles outside city limits. Opponents criticize the plan to buy land outside the city. “I think there’s just a built-in unfairness that … the city of Santa Clarita taxpayers are going to be paying for open space that’s not even within our city limits,” said Valencia resident Jim Farley, 52. “It’s more going to benefit the residents outside the city.” Farley, a utility technician, is leading the opposition to the measure. SANTA CLARITA – Two years after rejecting a similar measure, property owners soon will vote on whether Santa Clarita should buy open space in and around the city. City Council members say it’s time to give the measure a second chance, after making changes to the proposal. “The intent is to acquire parcels where we possibly can, to create a buffer around this valley into perpetuity,” Councilman Bob Kellar said. The council voted 5-0 last week to put the open space measure to a public vote. If approved, the measure would tax property owners $25 a year for the next 30 years. last_img read more

BC reminding residents to follow regulations when collecting fireword

first_imgIf collected on private land, the buyer should ask the seller for the district lot number and timber mark number.For firewood harvested on crown land, legitimate commercial firewood producers should have a “Forest Licence to Cut” document signed by an agent representing the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations.Meantime, moving to the South Peace, and an unrelated tree cutting issue, the Ministry has confirmed, that effective immediately, the allowable annual cut for Canfor’s Tree Farm Licence 48 near Chetwynd will be set at one million 550,000 m³ for five years, and then 871,000 for the next five.In making the announcement, Chief Forester Diane Nicholls, also noted the new cut is 72% higher than the previous allowable annual cut set at 900,000 m³ in 2007.Advertisement As we move toward the winter months, BC residents are again being reminded there are regulations in place to ensure the collection of firewood on both private and crown land is done legally.Firewood collection permits are free and allow British Columbians to collect and transport firewood for personal use from eligible crown lands.They’re available at local natural resource district offices or online, and they must be signed and in your possession when harvesting firewood in legally designated areas.- Advertisement -Cutting down trees on crown lands, and/or selling harvested firewood without an appropriate permit is illegal and is subject to violation tickets or fines.It can also create safety hazards and environmental problems and the public is encouraged to do its part in the enforcement of provincial or local harvesting regulations.The province says anyone buying firewood should ask the person selling it, where it was harvested (crown or private land), and to produce a record of purchase.Advertisement Communities in the area include the West Moberly and Saulteau First Nations, Tumbler Ridge, Hudson’s Hope, and Chetwynd – where Canfor operates a sawmill.last_img read more

Around our Schools

first_imgWHITTIER – Two residents, Editte Gharakhanian and Luz Maria Galbreath, have been named as 2007 Kika de la Garza fellows for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Hispanic-Serving Institutions National Program. Gharakhanian is biology professor/department chairwoman for Cal State Long Beach, while Galbreath is an associate director at Whittier College. The goal of the fellows program is to advance the USDA’s relationship with participating HSIs and enhance the fellows’ professional growth. Art on display at Rio Hondo WHITTIER – The Rio Hondo College Visual Arts faculty is featuring “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” a collective show of their work, at the art gallery in Room B-13 at the college, 3600 Workman Mill Road. Mediums represented include: painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, photography, digital art, and printmaking. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. For more information, call (562) 692-0921. If you have an event or notice deserving attention, write us! Send your notice to Tracy Garcia, education reporter, at 7612 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier, CA 90602. You may call the office at (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3051, or send e-mail to tracy.garcia@sgvn.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The outsider soon finds himself in the middle of a battle, in which the very existence of comedy itself is threatened by those who view jokes as psychologically damaging. Performances take place at 8 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 6, 7 and 8; and at 2 p.m. Dec. 9. Cost is $12 per person, $10 for senior citizens, Cerritos College faculty and students with current ID; and $5 for children between 5 and 12 years old. The play contains adult situations; parental discretion is advised. For more information, visit www.cerritos.edu/theatre or call (562) 467-5058. Local educators win fellowships WHITTIER – The Whittier Area Literacy Council will train new tutors to teach literacy and English as a Second Language from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Literacy Center, 12911 Hadley St. For information call (562) 698-6598. Play examines existence of comedy NORWALK – Performances of “Joketown,” a play by Cerritos College instructor Forrest Hartl that examines what the world would be like without comedy, will take place over the next month at the Burnight Center Theatre on campus, 11110 Alondra Blvd. “Joketown” begins with the classic “guy walks into a bar” scenario. The bar is located in Joketown, and the other patrons are characters from jokes, such as the blonde and the redneck. last_img read more

MCELHINNEYS STOP TRAFFIC WITH THEIR MAGICAL CHRISTMAS WINDOW

first_imgMcElhinneys have unveiled their wonderful Magical Winter Wonderland Christmas Window.With their very own Frozen family – a spectacular Ice Queen, friendly polar bears and Santa’s magical reindeers, this spectacular display will get everyone in a festive magical mood.As always McElhinneys Award winning store love putting smiles on all those little girls and boys faces this time of year and with the arrival of Santa instore this Sunday from 2-5pm this is one of the most exciting days instore. McElhinneys are delighted to offer a complimentary visit with the little boys and girls receiving a gift.Stellar Photography will be instore if you would like to avail of a keepsake photo €7 each or 3 for €15.Also Don’t forget Black Friday kicks off until Midnight tonight with 25% Off Women, Men’s and Kids Brands exclusively online at www.mcelhinneys.comOpen Sundays from 1.30- 6pm  MCELHINNEYS STOP TRAFFIC WITH THEIR MAGICAL CHRISTMAS WINDOW was last modified: November 28th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessFeaturesMCELHINNEYSnewslast_img read more

VIDEO: Leicester City captain Wes Morgan plays the Yes/No game

Wes Morgan has taken time out from Leicester City’s title challenge to play the Yes/No game.The club captain was presented a number of questions, and he had to answer them all without using the words Yes or No.Much like the Foxes’ season in the Premier League, Morgan was nearly faultless, messing up just twice.Despite an incorrect answer straight away, the centre-back recovered for a strong finish.You can watch the 32-year-old take on the challenge above…

Schools get word out quick

first_imgThe Web-based system costs about $80,000 a year – paid for by a federal emergency grant – and includes unlimited use. School officials access information via an online system, then record personalized messages through the phone. The NTI Group Inc. provides the technology, which they started in 2001, to Simi Valley and other government agencies, company officials said. angie.valencia@dailynews.com (805) 583-7604160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThe 29-school district is the latest to adopt Connect-ED, a phone service that enables information to flow directly from schools to thousands of students, parents, faculty members and staffers immediately. “It’s a great system,” school board member Janice DiFatta said. “I don’t think there’s anything better than to find a way to communicate with parents and families in a timely manner should there be any disaster that might occur. Quick notification is calming for parents.” With Connect-ED, administrators can reach their respective schools or the entire district with a single phone call during emergency lockdowns, but also for more routine communication, including back-to-school nights and parent-teacher conferences. To meet the needs of the area’s diverse population, the messages are also available in other languages. Connect-Ed messages can be sent via e-mail or phone to the parents of the school district’s 21,000 students. “It’s a good tool for us to keep parents informed,” said Lowell Schultze, associate superintendent of business and facilities. SIMI VALLEY – When last year’s Topanga Fire erupted, local school officials got hold of hundreds of parents – without having to dial every single phone number. As flames burned across the hillsides and threatened thousands of nearby homes, the message to Knolls and White Oak elementary school parents and their kids was simple: Stay home. The Simi Valley Unified School District had taken advantage of an offer from Connect-Ed to use its communication system on a trial basis, allowing for the recording of mass messages in just minutes. Realizing the importance of school-to-parent communication in the event of a school or districtwide emergency, the district decided to subscribe to the system. last_img read more

DDTV: SEE THE IRISH DEFENCE FORCES SPECIALIST EXERCISE AT FINNER CAMP

first_imgIt’s not often the Donegal public gets a chance to see behind the scenes of the Irish Army.DonegalTV were at Finner Camp this week to see the 28th Infantry Battalion update their skills. Simply click on the video to view.DDTV: SEE THE IRISH DEFENCE FORCES SPECIALIST EXERCISE AT FINNER CAMP was last modified: October 9th, 2015 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:DDTVDinner CampdonegalIrish Armylast_img read more

IN PICTURES: JIM McGUINNESS AND HIS FIRST WEEK AT CELTIC WITH NEIL LENNON

first_imgJIM McGuinness looks like he’s cock-a-Hoops as he gets stuck into his new role at Celtic.Working alongside the gaffer Neil Lennon, the Donegal GAA manager is hoping to bring some of his skills to the cause of Scotland’s biggest soccer team.Next week the Hoops take on Spartak Moscow hoping to qualify for the last 16 of the Champions League. And after a 4-0 drubbing of Hearts midweek, Lennon is hoping this side can go where Man City and Chelsea have already failed.Glenties man Jim doesn’t look at all out of place as he catches up on training.Former Armagh minor player Neil was giving McGuinness a full run-through of training.And Hoops fans here in Donegal will have their hearts warmed seeing the four-leaved clover upon his chest.  IN PICTURES: JIM McGUINNESS AND HIS FIRST WEEK AT CELTIC WITH NEIL LENNON was last modified: December 1st, 2012 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:IN PICTURES: JIM McGUINNESS AND HIS FIRST WEEK AT CELTIC WITH NEIL LENNONlast_img read more