Family of dead geologist still to receive compensation

first_imgThe family of the late Ryan Taylor, a geologist attached to the Australian-owned mining company – Troy Resources— is still awaiting compensation from the company and more so, the findings of the investigation as it relates to his death.Dead: Ryan TaylorTaylor’s mother, June Taylor, in a telephone interview, told Guyana Times that since the passing of her son, it has been difficult for the family to cope.Moreover, she added that the bills are making her frustrated as the family was not prepared for the unfortunate incident.“None of us were prepared for this emotionally nor financially. I’m now frustrated as the bills and other responsibilities are overwhelming and I’m finding it extremely difficult to cope,” the grieving mother added.According to the grieving mother, she met with the Chief Executive Officer on November 8, 2019, who assured her that he would intervene but she is still waiting on a word.“I met with the CEO of the company Ken Nelson on November 8, 2019, and he has promised to intervene and come to a settlement but to date, I’ve heard nothing from him. Whenever I call the company, I’m being told by the human resources manager that she cannot give any answers since she has not received any word from Mr Nelson,” the frustrated mother stated.The mother added that she had reached out to the company on several occasions but never received any response. In fact, she related that she had even written a letter to the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Ken Nelson, but to date, she has not received a word.“I have reached out to them (Troy Resources) on several occasions for answers into my son’s death and also for them to discuss how they plan to assist us through compensation and to this date, I have not been given a word as to when and what they plan to do”.Taylor died on October 8, 2019, while working on the construction of a “bench” in a mining pit operated by Troy’s Karouni, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).It was reported that slippage occurred which led to him falling and being covered by the rubble.However, in light of the incident, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman has since instructed the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) to conduct a thorough investigation into the matter but so far, no report was submitted about the investigation.At least eighteen persons have lost their lives as a result of workplace accidents across the country for 2018 and 2019. Based on reports, out of the 18 work-related deaths, nine were from the mining sector, which recorded the highest number. Six of the deaths in the mining sector occurred for this year as opposed to five in 2018.However, the results of all these investigations remain unknown as the Department of Labour has not been forthcoming. (Shemar Alleyne)last_img read more

Veteran officer leaving Whittier for chief’s post

first_img“It was completely his idea,” said Lt. Bryan Ellis of Rainey. “He brought the idea to our team. He was involved in the entire injunction process.” Rainey will be sworn in as chief of the Fairfield Police Department on April 25. He has previously worked at the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department and the Dayton Police Department in Ohio. He is married and has two daughters, Salazar said. He will head a department of 136 sworn officers while earning $170,000 a year, said Nancy Huston, assistant city manager for Fairfield, a city of 105,000 northeast of the San Francisco Bay area. Rainey was picked from a pool of 34 applicants, she said. “We’re very happy to have Chief Rainey here. He has a lot of skills we are looking for. He has 27 years of law enforcement experience,” said Huston. ruby.gonzales@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2718 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Each section, called a public service area, is assigned a lieutenant, two sergeants and a team of officers. It’s part of the department’s community oriented policing and problem-solving philosophy, said department spokeswoman Officer Diana Salazar. She said the redeployment allows officers assigned to a particular area to get to know its residents and businesses. “The lieutenant, sergeants and officers are held accountable to the area they patrol specifically,” she said. During Rainey’s term, the department also sought and won a preliminary gang injunction in February against the most active members of the Whittier Varrio Locos. The injunction seeks to ban the gang’s members from loitering, wearing gang clothing, flashing gang signs and having open containers of alcohol in public in an area bounded by Beverly and Whittier boulevards and Pickering and Painter avenues. WHITTIER – Capt. Kenton Rainey, who changed the way officers patrol Whittier and helped secure the department’s first gang injunction, is leaving the city to become the new chief of police in Fairfield, officials said Thursday. The 48-year-old Oxnard resident has been with the Whittier Police Department since April 2004. Today is his last day. Rainey said he enjoyed working in Whittier. It’s a great department, with great people and a great community, he added. At Whittier, Rainey was the captain in charge of patrol. As such, he launched the department’s public service area policing structure, in which the city is split into four sections. last_img read more

Guardiola hails ‘legend’ Aguero as Man City inch closer to title

first_img0Shares0000Pleased as punch – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola celebrates the Premier League champions’ 1-0 win at Burnley © AFP / Oli SCARFFBURNLEY, United Kingdom, Apr 28 – Pep Guardiola declared Sergio Aguero “a legend” after the forward became the first player since Thierry Henry to score 20 Premier League goals in five successive seasons.Aguero struck in the 63rd minute to secure Manchester City’s 1-0 win away to Burnley at Turf Moor on Sunday that saw the English champions return to the top of the table. City’s 12th successive league victory took them to 92 points, one clear of second-placed Liverpool with both clubs still having two league matches each to play this season.Aguero has managed 230 goals in eight years with City, making him far and away the club’s all-time top scorer, and the 30-year-old Argentina striker has played a key role in the three league titles they have won during that period.“He is a legend; he does that all the time, score important goals for us,” Guardiola said. “He is an incredible player.”City remain on course to finish the season with an unprecedented domestic treble; having won the League Cup in February, they return to Wembley to play Watford in the FA Cup final on May 18.Failure to defeat Burnley would have handed Liverpool the initiative in the title race, but City overcame spirited opposition to keep matters in their own hands.Aguero, who had seen an earlier chance blocked by Tom Heaton, scored after turning on to Bernardo Silva’s low cross and fashioning a shot that Matt Lowton looked to have blocked, only for the ball to loop up off the defender’s chest and cross the line before he could clear it — although goal-line technology was needed before the goal was awarded.City were denied a second by a superb goal-line clearance from Ben Mee, who stretched to clear off the line after substitute Gabriel Jesus had rounded Heaton.On target: Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring © AFP / Oli SCARFFGuardiola was delighted with the solidity of his team, who won without their key midfielder Fernandinho and the creativity of Kevin de Bruyne.“Here in the most typical English stadium, we didn’t concede one corner,” Guardiola said.“It is not easy, especially after our (Champions League) defeat against Tottenham, but our reaction has been outstanding, without Kevin, without Fernandinho, to come here and play the way we played.”The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss added: “There are just two games left. It is tough for Liverpool, it is tough for us -– with 91, 92 points, still not champions.”Guardiola suggested that City’s task at Turf Moor was made tougher by the dryness of the pitch, although he made clear this was not a complaint.“In the first half, the pitch was so dry and we had problems moving the ball because the grass was so high,” Guardiola explained.“But when the opponents come to the Etihad Stadium, we put the stadium like we want. When we go away, they do what they want. That is why I like the Premier League.”Burnley had little more than 30 percent possession, yet still had the best first-half chance, with Chris Wood failing to control Jeff Hendrick’s through ball and allowing goalkeeper Ederson off his line to smother.City, who piled intense pressure on Burnley’s goal in the first 20 minutes of the second half, did sit off to protect their lead after that — a source of pride for Burnley boss Sean Dyche.“In the closing minutes, I heard Pep Guardiola screaming ‘get it in the corner’,” said Dyche.“Even the best sides have to do it. I thought it was refreshing to hear a top manager scream that to his players.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Podcast: Sportsday on talkSPORT 2, June 19

first_imgThis Sunday morning on Sportsday, we look back on the Republic of Ireland’s 3-0 defeat to Belgium at Euro 2016 and the rest of the action.We look ahead Switzerland v France as well as talkSPORT 2’s live game Albania v Romania with both getting underway from 8pm.We also look back on a historic win for Eddie Jones’ England side after they beat Australia 23-7 to claim their first ever series win down under. All brought to you by Lisa O’Sullivan and the team.last_img

Around Whittier

first_imgLA MIRADA – Children enrolled in the city’s Positive Alternatives and Recreation for Kids, (P.A.R.K.) program can receive free monthly dental screenings at local P.A.R.K. sites.Laurie Nishikawa, D.D.S., will evaluate P.A.R.K. participants for oral hygiene, signs of decay, bite relationships and tooth alignment.Upcoming dental screenings will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday at Frontier Park and from 3 to 4 p.m. March 9 at Gardenhill Park.For more information, call (562)902-3155. Art group to visit restored museum PICO RIVERA – The Pico Rivera Arts and Cultural Committee will host a trip to the newly restored Getty Villa on Feb. 25.The museum, located in Pacific Pallisades, features Greek and Roman antiques as well as Romance-inspired architecture and gardens.The cost of the trip is $12 per person and covers round-trip transportation and admission. Lunch is not included.The bus will leave from the Pico Rivera Senior Center, 9200 Mines Ave. at 8:30 a.m. and return at approximately 5:30 p.m.Reservations must be paid in full and received by the city’s Department of Parks and Recreation, 6767 Passons Blvd., by Tuesday.For more information, call (562)801-4430. Woodworking club to meet Thursday WHITTIER – The Woodworkers of Whittier will hold their monthly meeting at 6:30p.m. Thursday at Adventure County Park, 10130 S. Gunn Ave.Woodworkers of all skill levels are welcome. There is no admission charge and refreshments will be made available. A raffle will also be held.For more information, call (562)693-5762. Dance classes offered for all ages WHITTIER – People of all ages are invited to participate in the Los Nietos Community Dance Group, which holds classes from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Los Nietos Community and Senior Service Center, 11640 E. Slauson Ave.Members will learn folklorico and salsa dancing and more. There is no age limit. Boys are welcome.For more information, call Carmen Guerrero at (562)861-1731. Quartet for hire to sing for holiday WHITTIER – Residents can have a barbershop quartet sing a love song to their valentine Saturday through Feb. 14.The Choralaires Barbershop Chorus will offer a song, valentine card, balloon and flower for $45 on for the Valentine’s Day holiday.To place an order, call Medea Niemand at (562)923-5951 or (562)879-1404. Shelter program seeks donations WHITTIER – Whittier Area Interfaith Council’s cold weather shelter program, while enjoying a successful season so far, needs to raise $1,800 to cover various expenses associated with the program.The shelter has provided warm, overnight shelter to an average of 30 people a night, including women and children. Those using the shelter also receive a hot dinner and breakfast.To donate to help the program, which continues through mid-March, send checks to Interfaith Council, c/o St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 S. Washington Ave., Whittier, CA 90602.For more information, call (562) 698-8741. – From staff reports AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

DONEGAL NORTHERN BOARD GAA NOTES

first_imgResultsPeter McFadden Breenagh Under 8 Go Games Group 4Section AMcCumhaills A 5 Convoy A 2Red Hughs A 8 Glenfin A 4 McCumhaills A 4 Red Hughs A 10Convoy A 10 Glenfin A 3Section BRed Hughs B 4 Glenfinn B 6Section CMacCumhaills C 6 Red Hughs B 7 Peter McFadden BreenaghUnder 12 Go Games Section OneTermon 4.10 Milford 3.08Section Two Red Hughs 6.13 Glenfin 4.06McCumhaills 5.08 Buncrana 3.03County U16 Div 2 League FinalN Colmcille 1.09 2.07 Naomh ConaillFixturesWednesday 1st June 7.30 pmCrawford Trophies LiffordUnder 14 Division OneConvoy v Burt Cathal DohertyGlenfin v McCumhaills Gerard McHughGaoth Dobhair v St Eunans A Hugh McGarveyCloughaneely v Fanad Gaels Conal O BaoillDivision Two Section OneCarndonagh v Malin Alan FrielN Colmcille v N Padraig Lifford Paul CrampsieR Emmets v Red Hughs Gareth DevenneyBuncrana v Urris Chris LynchDivision Two Section TwoSt Michaels v Letterkenny Gaels Gary McDaidGaoth Dobhair v Termon Joe CaseyMilford v Downings Mark McConigleyGlenswilly v St Eunans B Paddy McKeeverSaturday 4th June 12.00Peter McFadden BreenaghUnder 10 Go Games Section OneCloughaneely v GlenswillyMilford v Ghaoth DobhairL/Kenny Gaels v Fanad GaelsSt Eunans v DowningsTermon v St MichaelsSection TwoNaomh Comcille v St Eunans BMcCumhaills v Red HughsBuncrana v Robert EmmetsN Padraig Lifford v GlenfinMonday 6h June 6.00 pmPeter McFadden BreenaghUnder 12 Go Games Section OneSt Eunans v GlenswillyL/Kenny Gaels v DowningsCloughaneely v TermonSt Michaels v Fanad GaelsGaoth Dobhair v MilfordSection TwoN Padraig Lifford v St Eunans BBuncrana v GlenfinN Colmcille v ConvoyRed Hughs v McCumhaillsWednesday 8th June 7.30 pmCrawford Trophies LiffordUnder 14 Division OneBurt v Glenfin Leo DevenneyFanad Gaels v Ghaoth Dobhair James McGinleySt Eunans v Cloughaneely Seamus BradleyMcCumhaills v Convoy PJ ScanlonDivision Two Section OneMalin v Naomh Colmcille Alan FrielUrris v Robert Emmets Gary FarrenRed Hughs v Buncrana Gareth DevenneyN Padraig Lifford v Carndonagh Kieran McSheaDivision Two Section TwoL/Kenny Gaels v Gaoth Dobhair Gary McDaidSt Eunans B v Milford Paddy McKeeverDownings v Glenswilly Don LanganTermon v St Michaels Kevin DohertyDONEGAL NORTHERN BOARD GAA NOTES was last modified: May 30th, 2011 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)last_img read more

Leeds submit offer to sign international striker

first_img Every Championship club’s 2019/20 relegation odds Glen Johnson reveals Saido Berahino’s toxic attitude in brutal five-minute chat Capped 14 times by his nation, Bounedjah was also a relatively prolific scorer for Tunisia’s Etoile du Sahel prior to his spell in Qatar, and his exploits in front of goal have earned him admirers from Yorkshire.Leeds have recently named Marcelo Bielsa as their new manager, and the Elland Road club are set to undergo a busy summer in the transfer market as they chase promotion to the Premier League. THE BIG INTERVIEW Most read in Football League Ebere Eze on Millwall rejection, criticism from QPR fans and much more doomed? Unlucky 2 Bounedjah has emerged as a target of Leeds United’s Forest Green keeper reveals gruesome injury after taking boot to the face Do Charlton have the most extensive injury list in the Football League? WHO’S NO 1? Guide dog celebrates Leeds’ winning goal in most heartwarming video of the season REPLY Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ watch Awful impact And, despite deals for forwards Matej Vydra, of Derby County, and Carpi’s Jerry Mbakogu currently being worked on, Leeds have tabled an offer for Bounedjah.Algerian news outlet DZ Foot are running the reports, saying Leeds have made an approach to both Bounedjah and Al Sadd over the transfer of the 26-year-old to Elland Road, though the player is not keen on Leeds’ opening deal as he wants to earn a salary similar to the one he currently makes in Qatar. How Leeds and Derby could line-up for Championship play-off clash Leeds United have made an offer to sign Baghdad Bounedjah this summer, according to reports.Bounedjah, the Algeria international, currently plays for Al Sadd in Qatar, scoring 48 times in just 40 matches since moving to the Doha club in 2015. Power ranking every Championship club’s ground – from worst to best predicted xi 2 Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack ‘HORRENDOUS CUT’ Bounedjah has scored four goals in 14 appearances for Algeria Nonetheless, Leeds remain interested and are set to return with another approach in the near future.French side Lille, where Bielsa spent time as manager last season, are also named in the report as holding an interest in Bounedjah.talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

HUNDREDS SAY ‘GOODBYE’ TO BRAVE TEEN MARTINA – HEAR ‘INCREDIBLE’ LETTER FROM HER

first_imgTHE TOWN of Ardara came to a standstill today as hundreds and hundreds of mourners from all over Co Donegal and further afield said ‘goodbye’ to brave local girl Martina Maguire.The 16-year-old passed away at the weekend after losing her battle with cancer.So many people turned up at her parents’ home Michael and Sarah for the wake at the weekend that a shuttle bus had to be used. And today many hundreds more turned out for Martina’s funeral and Requiem Mass at the Church of the Holy Family.A priest told mourners about a letter Martina had written at Christmas, including the incredible words “Live for today. Love for today. Laugh louder today than yesterday.”Friends and family wept openly during a moving commemoration of the teenager whose short life touched so many.Martina was diagnosed last year with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and was undergoing treatment at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin. People in Ardara had raised much-needed funds to help her during a number of special events late last year.The brave youngster was a 5th year student at St. Columba’s Comprehensive School before she fell ill and even received the best Junior Cert results in her year.  HUNDREDS SAY ‘GOODBYE’ TO BRAVE TEEN MARTINA – HEAR ‘INCREDIBLE’ LETTER FROM HER was last modified: January 23rd, 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)last_img read more

RUN FOR FUN PROGRAMME SEES 25 PARTICIPANTS COMPLETE COURSE

first_imgThe Run for Fun group.Donegal Sports Partnership with Athletics Ireland recently coordinated a Sports Leadership programme to support the growing numbers taking part in walking, jogging and running across the county.The Run for Fun Leaders Programme was delivered to 25 participants from all across Donegal and Tyrone in the Finn Valley Sports Centre over a four week period.The programme included areas such as planning your session, communication styles, warm up and cool down routines, health and safety of your group, nutrition and hydration and injury prevention and management. Tutor for the programme was Eamon Harvey from Athletics Ireland with support workshop delivered by Chartered Physiotherapist Lorraine Boyce and Sports Nutritionist Therese Laverty.A further training programme is planned for April, further details from Donegal Sports Partnership at info@activedonegal.com. RUN FOR FUN PROGRAMME SEES 25 PARTICIPANTS COMPLETE COURSE was last modified: February 28th, 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:donegalDONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIPRun for funlast_img read more

Job Vacancy: Chef de Partie sought by Radisson Blu

first_imgJob Vacancy: Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny are currently seeking a motivated Chef de Partie to join their top-class team.Is BLU for you?Do you crave the taste of success? Say ‘Yes I Can!’  because here at the Radisson Blu, Letterkenny we’re looking for foodies just like you! At Radisson Blu Hotels, we stand out together as one team and make memorable moments for our guests.If you love a fast paced, inspirational environment, full of people who are powered by passion, then you are just what we need.Our Chefs are talented individuals and team players with a flare for great food concepts. Requirements & Responsibilities: Qualification in Professional and Practical Cookery with 3-4 years experience preferably in a fast-paced environment or with 4-star hotel experience.HACCP qualification essential.Must be passionate about food and focused on working to the highest standards.Must be able to work as part of a team or independently and have excellent communication skills.Well groomed neat and professional in both appearance and attitude.Be able to assist in the preparation of food to a high standard and to be able to guide junior staff in the kitchen.Terms/BenefitsAn attractive salary, rostered over five daysFree Health Club Membership50% off food bills in Hotel restaurant and barDiscounted employee rates in Radisson Group Hotels in Ireland and throughout the world.To apply for the vacancy please email your CV to collette.langan@radissonblu.comJob Vacancy: Chef de Partie sought by Radisson Blu was last modified: May 29th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more