Several persons had to be rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital following a two vehicle collision on Thursday morning at La Union, West Coast Demerara. The names of those injured in the accident were notThe mangled car that reportedly suffered a blowoutimmediately available.According to information received, a minibus bearing registration number BPP 700 was heading to Georgetown when a car with registration plate HC 407 veered into the path of the minibus, causing a head-on collision.The minibus was at the time carry 10 passengers while the motorcar had three occupants, including the driver. Based on reports gathered, the motorcar might have suffered a blow out, thus causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle and slamming into the minibus.When Guyana Times arrived at the accident scene, both mangled vehicles were being towed away. Nevertheless, the minibus driver, Seepersaud, claimed that he was travelling towards Vreed-en-Hoop when he saw the motorcar swaying on the roadway.He added that by the time he made an attempt to pull off the roadway, the car came crashing into him. Seepersaud, who received minor bruises about the body, recalled that the motorcar was travelling at a fast rate.Following the accident, two occupants of the car were reportedly trapped and had to be pulled from the wreckage by public spirited citizens who rushed to assist the injured. They suffered severe injuries to the hands and legs as well as laceration to the head.An eyewitness told Guyana Times that he was indoors when he heard the loud impact and rushed out to investigate. He recalled seeing the car and the minibus together. The car, he added, was damaged more than the minibus.He also stated that after the accident, an ambulance was summoned to the scene and transported several injured persons, including the two persons who were pulled from the car. From all indications, none of the injuries looked life threatening.Guyana Times understands that the driver of the motorcar might have received the brunt of the impact and his condition was listed as serious. The Police have launched an investigation into the accident.
It was a scene of frustration and disappointment when the foreman and members of the empanelled trial jury at the Second Judicial Circuit Court in Grand Bassa County handed down a unanimous guilty verdict against 12 indicted defendants for multiple crimes.The defendants include people who were arrested last year following riot that paralyzed operations at ArcelorMittal site near Mount Tokadeh in Nimba County.It took a few hours for the jury on April 6 to return from their deliberation to announce the guilty verdict against the defendants.Following the jury’s pronouncement, the defendants’ constant silence in court dramatically broke into bitter weeping.The jury further disclosed that the prosecution produced sufficient and supportive evidence to convict the defendants for the commission of the multiple crimes.Those found guilty include Fred Saye, Yei Dokie, Prince Zeaduah, Jerome Zuweh, Wilson Gondo, Wuo Gballah and Peter Zuweh.The rest are Orando Kortor, William Gbanda, Saye Jebolo, Saye Garteh, and Oretha Gono,The multiple crimes included arson, armed robbery, and theft of property, physical obstruction of government function, criminal mischief, riot and failure to disperse.Others are disorderly conduct, obstruction of highway and other public passage, and criminal conspiracy.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Driver Kamara, the overturned containers with Keh-keh smashed under it last SaturdayA truck loaded with two 20 foot containers spun out of control last Saturday on Johnson Street due to brake failure, killing three persons and injuring several others.Eye-witnesses told the Daily Observer that the incident occurred around 5 p.m.“The driver crossed Benson Street and was moving towards Rally Time Market when it was discovered that the brakes could not hold.“The truck driver jumped down from the driver’s seat and, together with his car boy, began to place rocks and other objects [behind the tyres] to stop the truck,” a witness said.He explained that the driver and his helpers threw rocks and other objects in the truck’s way but because that part of Johnson Street slopes down toward the market, the truck kept rolling over them, causing the two containers to shake violently.The eye witness said as the truck gave in to gravity, they shouted to petty traders in the vicinity to get out of the way for their safety.“As the truck rocked its way downhill,” he said, “many people fled, but there were others who did not know what was going on.”Truck driver Mahammed Kamara and his assistant frantically made efforts to bring the truck under control but without success.It was when the truck bounced over the objects meant to stop it, that the containers fell off, killing three persons that were aboard an advancing yellow keh-keh (tri-cycle) and wounding eleven others.The confusion during the incident brought the area to a standstill as many people wept for those who were trapped under the container, including the injured.Meanwhile, a statement from the Liberia National Police (LNP) said it has begun investigations, confirming that three persons were killed in the accident. Eleven others sustained injuries of various degrees and are undergoing medical treatment at the J.F.K. Medical Center in Sinkor, Monrovia.An LNP release said among the wounded was Super FM program producer Rose Zazay, who sustained wounds on both legs. The LNP said it is yet to establish the cause of the accident.The truck driver, Mohammed Kamara, 38, is reportedly assisting the LNP in its investigation.The LNP said “Under Chapter 5 of the Vehicle and Traffic Law of Liberia, captioned Civil Liability, every owner of a vehicle operated on any highway to which this title is applicable shall be liable and responsible for deaths or injuries to a person or property(ies) resulting from negligence in the use or operation of such a vehicle.”Many people interviewed by the Daily Observer appealed to the government to regulate the time that heavy laden container trucks operate in the city.“Most of the container trucks are faulty,” said a young woman who saw the accident, adding, “the truck’s brake gave up and that was why the accident took place.”She appealed to the LNP to work along with the Ministry of Transport to ensure that faulty trucks are removed from the streets of Monrovia and are not allowed to haul heavy containers.“We have to be proactive to prevent accidents from happening,” she said. “It is bad for the government to allow preventable accidents to take place that (take away) precious lives.”Eye witnesses recalled that due to faulty vehicles, many Liberians have lost their lives and Saturday’s accident should claim the attention of the government.“The Ministry of Transport and the LNP should visit the Freeport of Monrovia and examine all container vehicles and remove those not road worthy from the streets. That way we would prevent future unnecessary deaths,” she said.In a related development, another container truck reportedly lost control and fell on its side near the Bong Mines Bridge, outside Monrovia last evening. Although no casualty was reported, the situation created a prolonged traffic jam in the area.
The land is located in Fort Nelson First Nation territory, of which all but one appellant is a member. The logging company, Moulton Contracting, brought action against the Behns, the FNFN, its chief and the Crown, claiming for damages. In their defence, they claimed the company’s licenses were void as they violated treaty rights by not consulting. In the appeal, the court was asked to consider whether an individual member or group of members of an Aboriginal community can raise a breach of Aboriginal and treaty rights as a defence to a tort action. However, the court found that only the community can invoke those rights, and not individual members. Therefore, the Behn family was not authorized to act on behalf of the First Nation to contest the legality of the licences. Their appeal was dismissed, finding the appeal an abuse of process for the Behns to challenge the validity of the licenses now that they are being sued by Moulton after they didn’t legal action when the licenses were first issued even though they objected to their validity at the time.- Advertisement –
Thousands of ticketless supporters of German club Cologne arrived at the Emirates, with kick-off delayed by an hour in the interests of “crowd safety”.Police, forced into deploying extra officers, made five arrests after dealing with “disorder” at the Emirates as Cologne fans occupied home sections of the ground, with an estimated 20,000 supporters having travelled from Germany despite there only being 3,000 away tickets.Arsenal fell behind early on to a brilliant long-range strike from Jhon Cordoba before bouncing back in the second half, substitute Sead Kolasinac equalising before goals from Alexis Sanchez and Hector Bellerin saw the Gunners to victory.Afterwards Wenger said he was getting ready for the game to be postponed but was uncertain if the delayed kick-off was to blame for the Gunners’ poor start.Arsenal’s Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez passes the ball during the UEFA Europa League Group H football match against FC Cologne at The Emirates Stadium in London on September 14, 2017 © AFP / Adrian DENNIS“It’s difficult to say,” he said. “It was similar for Cologne but we had some problems to get off, to start, yes. I don’t know, was it mental?“We waited patiently in our dressing room but what was difficult for me was I had all kind of plans to think about at some stage.”– ‘Infiltrate’ –Wenger added: “I had to think if we play tomorrow at what time do we want to play, do we play next week but they had the Bundesliga again midweek and we had a League Cup game midweek as well.Atalanta’s forward Alejandro Gomez controls the ball during the UEFA Europa League Group E football match against Everton at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia on September 14, 2017 © AFP / MIGUEL MEDINA“But in the end at some stage I thought they would not play the game, because I can’t see the police taking any risk,” he explained.“We live in a society of 100 percent security and I thought they would never take a gamble to play this game when I saw the images around the stadium.“But I must say our supporters dealt well with the situation as well and there was no aggravation.”Wenger said Cologne fans had been “very clever” to get into areas reserved for home supporters.“I don’t know how they managed to infiltrate our fans and get everywhere but they did that very well. I don’t know if they went through Arsenal membership, on the internet… they did very well.”Atalanta’s forward Andrea Petagna (L) vies with Everton’s forward Nikola Vlasic during the UEFA Europa League Group E football match September 14, 2017 © AFP / MIGUEL MEDINAOne social media post appeared to indicate scuffles inside the ground, with Richard Conway, a BBC sports news correspondent, tweeting: “Koln (Cologne) fans fighting with stewards inside Emirates stadium. Group arrived in home end and fought their way into away section.”Cologne coach Peter Stoeger refused to be questioned on the actions of the club’s supporters: “I have no comment about the fans,” he said.“I’m the coach, my job is the team, my job is football not the fans,” the Austrian added.Milan’s forwards Nikola Kalinic (L) and Andre Silva celebrate the second goal during the UEFA Europa League group D football match against FK Austria Wien in Vienna, Austria on September 14, 2017 © AFP / JOE KLAMARAsked on the eve of the match if he had a message for the thousands of travelling Cologne fans, Stoeger replied: “Enjoy the pubs!”Cologne are currently bottom of the Bundesliga table, having lost all three of their opening games in this season’s German top flight.But they qualified for the Europa League after finishing fifth last term.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Police inside the stadium keep an eye on Cologne supporters in the stands as the kick off is delayed due to crowd safety issues ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group H football match between Arsenal and FC Cologne in London on September 14, 2017 © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 14 – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger revealed he was contemplating a re-arranged fixture after the Gunners beat Cologne 3-1 in a Europa League opener marred by crowd trouble at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday.The Group H fixture kicked off an hour late following chaotic scenes inside and outside north London club Arsenal’s home ground.
Tom Fox has been CEO since August 2014 1 Tom Fox has resigned as chief executive of Aston Villa.The American joined the club in August 2014 after leaving his role as chief commercial officer at Arsenal but cited a change in his role following a board restructuring at Villa Park for his decision to step down.He said in a statement on avfc.co.uk: “Joining Aston Villa was a huge privilege for me and, while I’m bitterly disappointed by results this season, watching the club compete at Wembley in the FA Cup final last year is a memory I’ll cherish.“Aston Villa is a proud and storied club which deserves to be among the elite in Europe and I have every confidence that it will once again find its way back.“Regarding my resignation, the owner made it very clear last summer that he and I would seek to recruit a board that would put the club in a stronger position in the event that a sale didn’t happen.“As the board has taken shape, however, it has become clear that my role also has changed. While I am supportive of where the board is trying to take the club, it is my feeling that, given the changes they are making, it makes sense for me to seek another challenge.“I have accepted the board’s invitation to remain available during a period of transition to ensure a smooth handover.“I would like to thank the many among the Villa family that have been very kind with their time and support and generous to me on a personal level during my time with the club.”Chairman Steve Hollis has been conducting an internal review at the Premier League’s bottom club and former Football Association chairman David Bernstein was appointed to the board last week, with ex-Villa boss Brian Little an advisor.Sporting director Hendrik Almstadt left the club on Tuesday as the shake-up continued.Hollis, who has only been at the club for two months, will become executive chairman while a search is conducted for Fox’s permanent replacement.Hollis said: “The board would like to place on record its appreciation to Tom for his many contributions and commitment over the last 18 months.“While the results this season have been disappointing, he and his team have worked hard to put in place many changes necessary to put the club on a more sustainable path for the future. He leaves with our best wishes for the future.”
Naomh MhuireTraining for under 6s under 8s and under 10s continues on Saturday mornings at the banks from 10am – 11am. The Seniors or Reserves have no games this weekend. The Reserves lost to termon in the Reserve Chanpionship last weekend. After a good first half display the second half performance did not match unfortunataely.Peil na mBan: The Minors will play Naomh Michael on Sat. 20th at 12 noon in the county Semi-final with venue TBD. The u16 final still has no date fixed for it to be played. We have 8 girls attending the u13 Dev. squads, which is taking place over the next 5 Saturdays and it will see the girls taking part in a Blitz in Cookstown on the 17th of Nov. A big Halloween surprise in the clubhouse on 31st October at 6:30pm – more details to follow.The first of the child protection courses takes place on Friday 19th at 7.15pm. We are limited to numbers on this first session, so if you are not contacted about this course pleae note that you are not been forgotton about. The childrens officer has a list of all people wanting to do the course and will make sure everyone is accommadated with more courses being planned as soon as he can get Tutors in place to get them run. First-Aid and De-fib courses are our next step, anyone interested keep an eye out for notification on the web or club notes for details.Lotto details for week 10th October. Jackpot 3140 euro. No jackpot winner with two match 3 winners: Micheal Gillespie – 16 Braade agus Thomas Marry – Rannyhual. Numbers were 1-10-13-15. Next 100 club draw is on 31st Oct. Some subs still outstanding from last months draw so asking sellers if we can look to get this cleared up before the next draw! Thanks. Check out details on www.naomhmhuire.ie. GAA NEWS: NAOMH MHUIRE CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 16th, 2012 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:Naomh Mhuire Club notes
NASA is looking at two launch systems, one for cargo and one for crew. Both will be derived from space shuttle propulsion systems. NASA will be spending about $500 million over the next four years on that effort, said Scott Horowitz, a former astronaut who is NASA’s associate administrator for exploration systems. Proposals are scheduled to be delivered to NASA on Feb. 10. In May, NASA will award contracts to go forward with developing the systems, Horowitz said. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Congress is expected to reach agreement this month on NASA legislation that will formally endorse returning man to the moon and expand a prize program inspired in part by the Ansari X Prize. Negotiators this month are expected to resolve differences between the Senate and House of Representatives versions of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration spending authorization bill. The final bill’s language will incorporate the “Vision for Space Exploration” announced in January 2004 by President George W. Bush, directing a new moon mission. “It will be the first time Congress has officially endorsed the vision,” said Rep. Ken Calvert, R-Riverside, chairman of the House subcommittee on space and aeronautics and one of the bill’s negotiators. The final bill will also likely continue the Centennial Challenges, a prize program NASA started last year. NASA plans to spend about $80 million over the next four years to spur private industry to develop technologies needed for space exploration. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals The Centennial Challenges were inspired in part by the $10 million Ansari X Prize that was won last year by Mojave aviation designer Burt Rutan’s SpaceShipOne rocket plane for the first private, manned suborbital spaceflights. Peter Diamandis, founder of the X Prize, said he has been talking with NASA officials about making one of the agency’s prizes a multimillion-dollar award for a private manned orbital flight. Calvert said Congress is providing the “rules and tools” for NASA to carry out the moon flights. He said Congress must be committed to the idea to ensure that the nation retains its edge in technology. “Hurricanes and the war have prompted some of my colleagues to suggest cutting the NASA budget,” Calvert said. “We can’t allow short-term events to jeopardize our long-term investments.” On Monday, NASA released a draft set of requirements to industry for launch systems to carry cargo to the International Space Station and put astronauts in orbit after the space shuttle is retired in 2010.
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4 May 2007After three-and-a-half years on the America’s Cup class circuit, South Africa’s Team Shosholoza remains the darling of the international sailing media. But the name increasingly being mentioned in specialist sailing publications is that of Jason Ker, principal designer of the team’s campaign yacht RSA 83.It came as no surprise then that Ker – like most of his Shosholoza teammates an America’s Cup first-timer – has been nominated for the prestigious Seahorse Magazine’s “Sailor of the Month” accolade.“Take a good young IRC designer and put him in charge of a small AC Class design team with an even smaller budget,” the nomination reads. “Offer him two new boats and then switch to a single boat campaign, meaning radical modifications to Boat 1 to stay competitive against teams with 20 times your design budget.“Well, the new kid’s doing pretty well, and tacticians in the top teams are taking care to treat Shosholoza with respect.”As principle designer for Team Shosholoza, Ker assembled and headed up a team of South African and international experts, most of whom were based in South Africa, for the first phase of a design process which started in September 2004. This was soon after the team had returned from the opening Acts of the 32nd America’s Cup in Marseille, France and Valencia, Spain in 2004.RSA 83 was launched a full seven months earlier than the next new boat designed and built to the Version 5 rules for the 32nd America’s Cup. It was intended as an early first boat to give the South African sailors a better chance to compete in 2005 and also to give the design team a good starting point from which to develop further.The hull of RSA 83 was built in a boat yard in Somerset West outside Cape Town and revealed to the South African public on 22 April 2005. The 2007 America’s Cup rules stipulate that the hull of the campaign yacht be built in the team’s home country.The hull was then shipped to Valencia, where the keel and first mast were fitted and the yacht officially launched on 19 May 2005.South Africa chose not to build a second new campaign yacht, based on the excellent performance of RSA 83 and the team’s very tight funds. However, fairly substantial modifications were made to RSA 83 over the 2006/07 European winter to eke out more speed from the boat and ensure that the South Africans’ remained competitive for the Louis Vuitton Cup, which it certainly has done.“The bow has been made much finer, so it goes through waves rather than over them,” Ker said of the changes to RSA 83. “We have added a bowsprit which is designed to enable the spinnaker to be attached as far forward as the rules allow, which would otherwise not have been possible as we’ve made the bow shorter.“The keel fin has had some minor adjustments. There is a new rudder, new bulb, loads of new sail designs, and the mast was new near the end of 2006.“In each case we found a performance gain that was worth the little money we could find to spend on it,” Ker said. “For us that’s a very important criterion. We can’t afford to chase after every tiny improvement we can think of, so we focus on only the best value ones – which are also not necessarily the cheapest.”Ker believes the newly modified RSA 83 is clearly faster than she was before. “The manoeuvrability is also substantially improved, so it has been easier to get good starts.”Shosholoza’s performance in the Louis Vuitton Act 13, and in the Louis Vuitton Cup so far, have certainly confirmed this. By Thursday, the South Africans were lying 7th after four flights of match races.When asked if he would tackle an America’s Cup campaign again, Ker’s reply was hardly surprising: “I would certainly want to do it again, yes, I’m addicted to it.”Ker described Shosholoza’s design team as “a small group of highly intelligent and effective individuals who have worked very well together as a team, improving sails, appendages, rig, hull and structures,” adding that he hoped the nomination by Seahorse would be seen “as recognition of their combined efforts.”SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material