Heavy-duty vehicles cause tremendous damage to roads in city

first_imgDear Editor,The Mayor and City Council continues to express worry about the condition of many of its roads in different sections of the city. Many of its roadways are broken, in a state of disrepair and, in some cases, even impassable.One reason for this is the use of these roads by single-axle heavy-duty vehicles. A classic example is the extant negative condition of David Rose Street, South Ruimveldt Gardens caused mainly by heavy-duty single axle vehicles hauling building materials and other things to an expanse of open land, which is now being developed by investors and other contractors, just beyond Cane View Avenue.Irate residents have been complaining about the negative physical conditions of these roads, which make them unsafe.It is public knowledge that the City Council does not have the where withal with all to carry out urgent road repair works. It is also public knowledge that the Council is called upon to fulfil its statutory duties, including road building, to citizens with a very narrow revenue basis. This coupled with neglect by property owners to honour their civic obligation, the lack of valuation in the city for over 20 years, steep the increases in the costs of goods and commodities used by the Council to provide service to the citizens and a high level of indiscipline, by some, to care for city infrastructure exacerbate the situation.These are some of the reasons which influence the Council is action to begin consultations with owners and operators of heavy-duty single-axle vehicles to share the daunting challenges facing the Council and to allow those to make a contribution to the maintenance, repair and construction of roads in City of Georgetown area.Also, Council is mulling the ideas of approaching Guyana Revenue Authority for a percentage of revenues from licensing of vehicle, to assist with the construction and maintenance of roads and facilities that are connected to them.Sincerely,Debra LewisPublic RelationsOfficerMayor and CityCouncillast_img read more

BLUES COME BACK FALLS SHORT IN OT

first_img Box Score The University of Toronto Varsity Blues women’s hockey team dropped a 3-2 double overtime decision in Game 1 of their best-of-three OUA quarter-final series with the Western Mustangs on Wednesday, February 21 in London, Ont. Second-year forward Breanna Berndsen got Toronto on the board with a goal assisted by Rebecca Bourgeois and Kiyono Cox. Game 3, if necessary, is slated for Saturday night (Feb. 24) back at Western at 7 p.m. Then, with just 1:17 remaining, third-year forward Jessica Robichaud evened the score with an unassisted marker to force overtime. Down 2-0 with six minutes remaining in regulation, the Blues scored two quick goals to force the extra frame. Story Linkscenter_img Western’s Sheilyn Waites proved to be the game’s hero, scoring 12:25 into the second overtime period to seal the Game 1 victory. Blues rookie netminder Madeline Albert posted 34 saves in the loss. For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics.   Print Friendly Version After a scoreless first period, Western opened the scoring with a shorthanded marker from Catherine O’Connor late in the second frame. They extended their lead to two after Alyssa Chiarello found the back of the net seven minutes into the third frame. The Blues will look to even the series this Friday, February 23 as they host Game 2 at Varsity Arena. The puck drops at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are on sale here.last_img read more

Overlay is the right way to go for new Valley area code

first_img 160Want 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.An overlay would be the least traumatic way to add a new area code to the 818, and fairest. Those who have had their 818 number for decades don’t deserve to have them taken away from them now. And considering how many area codes L.A. has already, 10-digit dialing isn’t enough of a reason to cause a split. Just overlay it. THE Public Utilities Commission is taking the correct steps in preparation for a new area code in the San Fernando Valley. This week, the commission started holding public hearings to listen to the concerns and suggestions of residents and business owners about how to create the new area code. The Valley is running out of phone numbers in the 818, and a new area code, 747, is necessary. The question is whether the commission will split the Valley and force a new area code on one half, or give the 747 area code to any new phone in the Valley and institute 10-digit dialing. It’s good the commission is airing the issue, but we don’t see how there’s even a question. last_img read more

Soccer: Rally keeps Chivas alive

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CARSON — Reports of Club Deportivo Guadalajara’s InterLiga demise have been greatly exaggerated. Chivas, as Mexico’s most popular club is known, was down to its final seconds late Tuesday night at Home Depot Center, but Omar Bravo’s goal in the third minute of stoppage time forged a 1-1 draw with Necaxa, sending Guadalajara to one of Sunday’s two tournament finals at HDC. The winners qualify for Copa Libertadores, South America’s club championship. The Press-Telegram ran an erroneous game story, reporting a 1-0 Necaxa victory, as the result of a miscommunication with another newspaper in the Los Angeles Newspaper Group. The initial story, filed on deadline in the 83rd minute, was refiled after Bravo’s goal, but the Press-Telegram wasn’t alerted. center_img Guadalajara (1-0-2, 5 points), which would have been eliminated with a loss, finished second in Group B to UANL Tigres (2-1-0, 6 points). Necaxa (1-1-1, 3 points) was eliminated from the annual eight-club event. Bravo’s strike, after Diego Martinez headed on Manuel Sol’s cross from the right wing, delighted the heavily pro-Chivas crowd of 26,253 and event organizers Soccer United Marketing, Major League Soccer’s commercial arm, which can count on another sellout Sunday. last_img read more

Army set to meet goal for recruiting in 2006

first_imgThe other services had met their goals in 2005. Though all active-duty forces are expected to meet their goals this year, the National Guard and Reserve may not fare as well. Spara said it is “too close to call” whether the Army National Guard and Army Reserve will enlist all they are looking for. As for re-enlistments during the first 10 months of the 2006 fiscal year, 60,666 active-duty soldiers have signed to stay in the service. The goal is 64,200. A new law allows the Army to recruit people up to age 42 rather than 35 and to double the maximum enlistment bonus to $40,000 for active duty and $20,000 for reservists. It also raised the top re-enlistment bonus to $90,000 from $60,000, with the average paid being $11,000, said Col. Debbra Head, chief of Army re-enlistment.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – The Army says it will meet its 2006 recruiting goal, pulling itself up from a severe shortfall last year. The Pentagon’s largest service and the one bearing the brunt of the burden in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan enlisted 10,890 people last month. That brings the total to 62,505 for the year and puts the Army on course to meet its goal of 80,000 for the budget year ending next month, Jeff Spara, Army recruiting division chief, said Thursday. “We are going to make the mission,” he told a Pentagon briefing, crediting an array of changes that included adding more recruiters, boosting pay bonuses and other incentives and changing policies on eligibility. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.Spara challenged contentions that the service was lowering its standards for recruits because it has been stretched thin after three years of an increasingly unpopular war in Iraq. “They are qualified medically, physically and morally to perform the duties that they are enlisted for,” Spara said. An extra-hard push to sign up more men and women has been under way since the Army ended last year nearly 7,000 people short of its goal, the first shortfall since 1999 and its largest in 26 years. Despite the expected success of this year, Spara said, next year is “going to be just as tough” as this one. He cited no significant change in the nation’s economy nor in its employment rates, factors that give people other job choices. Separately, the Defense Department announced that all other services met or exceeded their goals in July. The Navy and Air Force were at 100 percent, signing 4,043 and 2,130, respectively. The Marine Corps was at 112 percent, signing 3,197 recruits against a goal of under 2,900. last_img read more

Alternative Premier League table after 21 games, based on expected goals

first_imgHere at talkSPORT.com we’re always keeping an eye on Understat.com to see how players and clubs are performing based on their xG stats.Find out how the stats believe the Premier League SHOULD be shaping up below… 9 3. Chelsea – Real position = 4Real points = 44 | Expected points = 43.032. Liverpool – Real position = 1Real points = 54 | Expected points = 47.061. Manchester City – Real position = 2Real points = 50 | Expected points = 47.78 10. Bournemouth – Real position = 12Real points = 27 | Expected points = 28.139. Leicester City – Real position = 7Real points = 31 | Expected points = 29.84 20. Huddersfield Town – Real position = 20Real points = 10 | Expected points = 16.8019. Newcastle United – Real position = 15Real points = 18 | Expected points = 17.6718. Fulham – Real position = 19Real points = 14 | Expected points = 18.9317. Burnley – Real position = 16Real points = 18 | Expected points = 19.52 8. Watford – Real position = 8Real points = 29 | Expected points = 30.457. Arsenal – Real position = 5Real points = 41 | Expected points = 32.366. Manchester United – Real position = 6Real points = 38 | Expected points = 33.48 Expected goals (xG) is a statistic used to work out how many goals should be scored in a match.Every single shot is awarded an xG value based on the difficulty of the attempt, with factors including distance from goal, type of shot and number of defenders present affecting the value.The higher the xG of a particular shot, the more likely a goal should be scored from that shot.The xG value of every shot in a game is then used to calculate the expected goals in a particular match. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Tottenham cruised to victory over Cardiff 9 Pogba has been a player reborn under Solskjaer Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 16. Cardiff City – Real position = 17Real points = 18 | Expected points = 21.7215. Brighton and Hove Albion – Real position = 13Real points = 26 | Expected points = 21.8214. Southampton – Real position = 18Real points = 16 | Expected points = 23.6013. West Ham – Real position = 10Real points = 28 | Expected points = 24.93 huge blow ADVICE shining Another round of Premier League results are in the books and the fight for the title has taken another turn.Manchester City inflicted a 2-1 defeat on Liverpool which ended the Reds’ unbeaten run and trimmed their lead at the top of the table to just four points. Latest Football Stories Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Meanwhile, at the bottom of the pile, Burnley improved their chances of survival by beating Huddersfield Town who are four points adrift at the foot of the standings.But how has the weekend’s action changed the alternative Premier League table based on expected goals? What is expected goals? 9 9 REPLY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card center_img 5. Wolverhampton Wanderers – Real position = 9Real points = 29 | Expected points = 33.554. Tottenham Hotspur – Real position = 3Real points = 48 | Expected points = 36.22 9 9 Marco Silva’s side suffered a fourth loss in five matches on New Year’s Day RANKED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 9 9 9 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Jamie Vardy was the hero for Leicester on New Year’s Day REVEALED Sergio Aguero scored Man City’s opener in their victory over Liverpool 12. Crystal Palace – Real position = 14Real points = 22 | Expected points = 27.3211. Everton – Real position = 11Real points = 27 | Expected points = 27.37 Ashley Barnes celebrates his winner for Burnley against Huddersfield REVEALED Felipe Anderson has been a revelation since joining the Hammers in the summer no dice Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Ole Gunners Solskjaer has given the whole of Manchester United a lift since being appointed caretaker manager BEST OF MONEY Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move And Tottenham Hotspur are hot on their heels after a straight forward 3-0 victory over Cardiff City on New Year’s Day.Elsewhere, Arsenal and Manchester United kept up their battle with Chelsea for fourth place with victories, while the Blues drew with Southampton. Fernandinho was influential in Man City’s win over Liverpoollast_img read more

Scottish FA advertises vacant chief executive role online

first_imgThe Scottish FA has widened its search for a successor to Stewart Regan as chief executive of the national governing body by advertising the vacancy online.Candidates are being sought to fill the position, described as of “national importance” and one that offers the opportunity to change the fortunes of a nation.Duties includes planning, directing, controlling and delivering the operations of the Scottish FA within a strategy and a budget set by the Board and having the ability to liaise with member clubs, affiliated national associations and wider stakeholders. In order to do so, the SFA requires someone who: Based at Hampden, the position will be rewarded with a competitive salary.last_img read more

Morelos returns to Rangers team to face Legia Warsaw

first_imgRyan Jack, Joe Aribo and Steven Davis form a midfield trio with Sheyi Ojo and Scott Arfield supporting striker Alfredo Morelos.Wes Foderingham, Filip Helander, Borna Barisic, Glen Kamara, Andy King, Jordan Jones and Jermain Defoe are the named substitutes.Gerrard has said that he is confident his side can take a positive result back to Ibrox ahead of the second leg.“Legia are very-well organised, and they don’t concede many goals<” he said. “I think the key tomorrow is to try and find our level and try to reach the performances that we did in the last tie against Midtjylland, and if we do, I have confidence we will find the breakthrough. Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has restored his key players to the starting XI to face Legia Warsaw.The manager had given game time to some fringe players in the 3-0 win over East Fife last weekend but has rung the changes again for the Europa League test in Poland, with Alfredo Morelos back in to lead the line.Only Joe Aribo remains from the team that started in the League Cup on Sunday.Allan McGregor starts in goals after serving a domestic suspension, playing behind a back four of Flanagan, Nikola Katic, Connor Goldson and captain James Tavernier. “The important thing for us is to keep creating chances because we have players in good form, and whatever the test and the challenge in front of us, we always have confidence and belief we can go and strike when the time comes in the game.“I believe Legia will come and be aggressive tomorrow and try to press us high, certainly in the early stages, so, while we will have to handle that, cope, and be able to handle the ball under pressure, that should give us opportunities to go and strike in the space behind.”last_img read more

Harps looking to edge closer to safety as neighbours Derry come to Finn Park

first_imgOUR LAST MEETING WITH DERRY CITY14th April 2017.  Maginn Park.  League of Ireland Premier Division.DERRY CITY 0FINN HARPS 2 (Banda 45, Funston 82) Derry City – Gerard Doherty, Conor McDermott, Scott Whiteside, Aaron Barry, Dean Jarvis; Lucas Schubert (Mark Timlin 55), Aaron McEneff, Nicky Low, Joshua Daniels (Ben Doherty 78); Kennedy (Nathan Boyle 55), Curtis.Finn Harps – Ciaran Gallagher, Damian McNulty, Kilian Cantwell, Ciaran Coll, Gareth Harkin; Nathan Boyle, Barry Molloy (Packie Mailey 90), Paddy McCourt (Mickey Funston 58), Jonny Bonner (B.J. Banda 22), Caolan McAleer; Sean Houston. Not used: Gareth Doherty, Simon McGlynn, Tommy McMonagle, Harry Doherty (Gk). TEAM NEWSSuspended: Doubtful: Barry Molloy (ankle), Ethan BoyleInjured:    Danny Morrissey (hamstring) Finn Harps manager Ollie Horgan says that his side will need to be at their best to get anything from tomorrow night’s northwest derby against Derry City in Ballybofey (kick-off 8pm).  It’s a huge match for both clubs with the hosts looking to extend their recent unbeaten run to three games but that will be a tall order against the Candystripes who will come to Finn Park looking for a win that would strengthen their bid further for European football again next season.Kenny Shiels’s side will make the short journey boosted by an excellent 1-0 over Bohemians on Friday night.  Horgan has to plan without striker Danny Morrissey who picked up that hamstring injury in the win over Bohemians while there are doubts over both Barry Molloy and Ethan Boyle and the club is awaiting news on whether any suspensions kick-in for the Derry game. “We’ll have to make at least one change from the Bohs match with Danny Morrissey out. Barry Molloy is struggling again with an ankle injury and Ethan Boyle is not fully recovered yet after having had to pull out just before that same game against Bohs. We are also awaiting news from the FAI on whether we have any suspensions for tomorrow night’s game” Horgan said.Harps did have that fine 2-0 over the Candystripes in the middle of April but that is now history as far as Horgan is concerned and that is something that he has been instilling in the players in the build-up to the Northwest derby.  “That was a great three points for us at Maginn Park but that is gone now and we must be fully focused on tomorrow night’s game otherwise Derry will win. You can’t forget that Derry, the last time they were here beat us 5-0. If they are at their best it’s going to be very difficult for us to get anything from the game. Derry had a good win over Bohs on Friday night and are well on their way to qualifying for European football again” Horgan said. LAST 10 GAMES v DERRY CITY04-May-10 Derry City 2-0 Finn Harps – First Division10-May-10 Derry City 2-0 Finn Harps – League Cup30-Jul-10 Finn Harps 1-1 Derry City – First Division22-Oct-10 Derry City 2-2 Finn Harps – First Division09-Apr-12 Derry City 4- 0 Finn Harps – League Cup25-May-12 Derry City 4-0 Finn Harps – FAI Cup20-May-13 Finn Harps 1-1 Derry City – League Cup04-Mar-16 Finn Harps 1-0 Derry City – Premier Division10-May-16        Derry City 2-2 Finn Harps – Premier Division12-Aug-16 Finn Harps 0-5 Derry City – Premier Division14-Apr-17 Derry City 0-2 Finn Harps – Premier Division Compiled by Finn Harps Media Team, fhfcmedia@gmail.comcenter_img FINN HARPS GOALSCORERS 2017 (All competitions)Ciaran O’Connor – 5Sean Houston – 5 (1 EA Sports Cup)Danny Morrissey – 4Caolan McAleer – 2Jonny Bonner – 2 (2 EA Sports Cup)Eddie Dsane – 2Ethan Boyle – 1Kilian Cantwell – 1Paddy McCourt – 1BJ Banda – 1Michael Funston – 1Barry Molloy – 1Packie Mailey – 1 FINN HARPS REMAINING FIXTURES 201724-Jul, 8pm Finn Harps v Derry City, Finn Park28-Jul, 7.45pm                      Bray Wanderers v Finn Harps, Carlisle Grounds04-Aug, 8pm                         Finn Harps v Galway United, Finn Park11-Aug, 8pm                         Finn Harps v Bohemian FC, Finn Park18-Aug, 7.45pm                     St Patrick’s Athletic v Finn Harps, Richmond Park24-Aug, 8pm                         Finn Harps v Cork City, Finn Park01-Sep, 7.45pm                     Limerick v Finn Harps, Market Field15-Sep, 8pm                         Finn Harps v Sligo Rovers, Finn Park22-Sep, 8pm                         Shamrock Rovers v Finn Harps, Tallaght Stadium07-Oct, 7.45pm                     Finn Harps v Dundalk, Finn Park15-Oct, 2pm Derry City v Finn Harps, Maginn Park20-Oct, 8pm                          Finn Harps v Drogheda United, Finn Park27-Oct, 7.45pm                     Bohemian FC v Finn Harps, Dalymount Park FINN HARPS RESULTS 2017Fri 24-Feb    Finn Harps 0-1 Cork CityFri 03-Mar    Bray Wanderers 5–3 Finn HarpsFri 10-Mar    Finn Harps 1-1 Galway UtdMon 13-Mar                          St. Patrick’s Athletic 1-2 Finn HarpsSat 18-Mar  Limerick 1-1 Finn HarpsSat 25-Mar  Finn Harps 2-1 Sligo RoversFri 31-Mar                             Shamrock Rovers 3-2 Finn HarpsMon 03-Apr                           Finn Harps 3-1 Cockhill Celtic (EA Sports Cup)Fri 07-Apr    Finn Harps 0-2 DundalkFri 14-Apr    Derry City 0-2 Finn HarpsMon 16-Apr  Finn Harps 0-1 Sligo Rovers (EA Sports Cup)Fri 21-Apr    Finn Harps 0-2 Drogheda UnitedFri 28-Apr    Bohemian FC 2-0 Finn HarpsFri 5-May     Cork City 5-0 Finn HarpsFri 12-May   Finn Harps 0-3 Bray WanderersFri 19-May   Galway United 2-1 Finn HarpsMon 22-May Finn Harps 3-1 St. Patrick’s AthleticFri 26-May   Finn Harps 3-2 LimerickFri 2-Jun      Sligo Rovers 0-0 Finn HarpsFri 16-Jun    Finn Harps 0-1 Shamrock RoversFri 23-Jun                             Dundalk 4-0 Finn HarpsFri 07-July                             Drogheda Utd 0-2 Finn HarpsFri 14-Jul     Finn Harps 2-1 Bohemian FClast_img read more

OpenID Gets SaaS-y: JanRain Works to Ease OpenID Adoption

first_imgTags:#NYT#Product Reviews#web OpenID adoption has been lopsided. Getting sites to offer OpenIDs has been relatively popular. Google, Yahoo!, MySpace, and countless others provide OpenID addresses for their users. Even AOL users have an OpenID. Far less popular? Allowing users to access their accounts on those services with an OpenID. But JanRain is hoping to change that with the release of RPX, a new subscription-based service that simplifies implementing OpenID. RPX promises to result in more OpenID login opportunities on the Web – and a revenue stream for JanRain.JanRain has been involved in OpenID development since 2005. During that time, it has received a wealth feedback on OpenID implementations. Earlier this year, that feedback motivated JanRain to simplify the usability of OpenID logins for users. Now, they’re turning that same “ease of use” attention to the sites that want to implement OpenID. The result of that effort? RPX, which provides plug-and-play OpenID logins for any site, delivered via a software as a service (SaaS) model.“We’ve heard loud and clear that companies want to simplify the registration and sign-in process,” said Tore Steen, VP of Business Development at JanRain. “They definitely see the value of accepting OpenIDs, but there hasn’t been a clear path for adopting OpenID and other open authentication standards. With RPX, JanRain is providing that path with a simple SaaS implementation.”According to JanRain, RPX makes accepting OpenID logins (and OAuth requests) as simple as subscribing and making a few code changes:If your website can make HTTPS calls and can parse either XML or JSON, then it can use RPX. You can get RPX up and running in under a day. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts rick turoczy 1 For JanRain’s customers, RPX carries the benefits of lowering implementation and maintenance costs. Companies gain access to the technology they want while the onus of staying up-to-date on the latest code changes and dealing with other maintenance issues resides with JanRain. For JanRain, however, the product solves a completely different issue: producing revenue. Offering OpenID services as SaaS, JanRain gains the ability to charge customers a subscription fee based on the number of OpenID logins in play. If the service takes off, so could JanRain.To date, lack of use cases and general confusion about OpenID implementation techniques have been effective deterrents to more widespread OpenID adoption. It will be interesting to see if the introduction of JanRain’s solution – combining ease-of-use with a subscription model that companies understand – breaks that logjam. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more