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Nereid’s Rally 2018 cancelled

first_imgThe 6th International Nereid’s Rally, which was on schedule for a September 13 staging at the Hurakabra River Resort, has been cancelled until further notice.Scheduled to host 15 yachts, the international rally has suffered the sudden, short-notice withdrawal of 11 yachts, resulting from the widespread publicity of recent media headlines in the local press.These headlines have found their way into the international media, and on to specialist websites upon which cruising yachts rely for their information; and less than a week ago, into a major Washington Post story reporting on boats (not yachts) belonging to Trinidad & Tobago being attacked from Venezuela offshore Trinidad.The Washington Post story unfortunately reports that: “In April, masked men boarded four Guyanese fishing boats floating 30 miles off the coast of the South American nation”. The story reports that “David Granger, the President of Guyana, decried the attack as a “massacre”. The story further reports that “Guyanese authorities linked the story to gang violence in Suriname”.A release issued by the Nereid’s Rally organiser, stated, “Sadly for Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana, whose offshore seas are traversed by the International Nereid’s Rally, (they) have been labelled in the minds of yachtsmen as a place where piracy occurs and where they do not belong. It is to be appreciated that the owners of the majority of these yachts are “live aboards”.Kit Nascimento, who for the past 20 years has been intimately involved in the identification, planning and development of Bartica and the Essequibo River as a Caribbean yachting destination, and who is a representative of the organisers of the international rally, expressed “his huge disappointment and frustration at this setback to the progress we have made in making Guyana and the Essequibo River a place where yachts are welcomed and can safely sail to enjoy themselves, and at the same time enjoy Guyana. One yacht, for instance, had already requested a booking for its crew and friends to visit Kaieteur Falls”.Nascimento went on to say, “It is particularly frustrating, because what he calls ‘criminal attacks on small fishing boats’ offshore Suriname and Guyana have been blown into ‘piracy on the high seas’, which is entirely untrue and misrepresented of the reality”.He went on to say that he hopes to work closely with the Ministry of Tourism and the Guyana Tourism Authority to address this challenge with which a vital tourism event for Guyana is now unfairly confronted.It is worthy of note that, in the recent Regional Tourism Consultation Workshop at which Regions were challenged to name their flagship projects, the Region 7 Chairman, Mr. Gordon Bradford, had identified “yachting” as the flagship project for Bartica.last_img read more

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Berries for every taste

first_imgOXNARD – Carsten Holtfreter is only 10 months old, but he found something he liked when his mother took him to Oxnard on Saturday. “He eats strawberries all the time,” said Carsten’s mother, Barbara Lewis of Lancaster. “He’s having a great time,” she said as she watched her little boy in his stroller finishing off a huge berry at the 24th annual California Strawberry Festival. The festival, which continues today, is expected to draw tens of thousands of people from throughout Southern California. Attendance at the festival last year was 59,000, but that was dampened by rain. Organizers expect more this year. The event’s 50 food booths included strawberry crepes, strawberry pizza, strawberry wine, strawberry beer, strawberry champagne, strawberry margaritas, build-your-own strawberry shortcake and tons of fresh strawberries sold directly by Oxnard farmers. The sprawling festival also includes more than 300 arts and crafts booths, nonstop musical entertainment on two stages, children’s carnival rides like the “Berry Go Round,” and contests like the Berry Blast-off Recipe Challenge, the Strawberry Stomp, and a strawberry-pie-eating competition. Renee Pokorny, 37, of Ventura won the recipe contest – and a four-night cruise – with her strawberry mojito shrimp skewers over strawberry scallion rice. Cameron Sperling, 12, of Canoga Park was immediately enlisted to help around the Kaiser Permanente Strawberry Promenade, which was set up at the festival to emphasize healthy living, including the health benefits of strawberries. Since hula hoops were being used by Kaiser to demonstrate the importance of exercise, Sperling stepped up to show his skill, noting that he had caught on to the hula hoop last year and learned to do magic tricks at the same time. Students with the Oxnard High School band played at the festival to welcome visitors Saturday morning. They were planning to go to their prom and after-parties until about 5:30 a.m. Sunday before returning to play some more at the festival today. “It’s called coffee – caffeine and playing music with one eye open,” said Hovan Salibian, 18, a drum major who was looking forward to the long night ahead and coming back to play again today. Since it started in the 1980s, the Strawberry Festival has raised more than $2.5 million for charity, as well as showcasing the state’s $1 billion-plus strawberry industry. “The strawberry festival is a big event for us,” said Oxnard High School band director Fundi Legohn. “It’s always a good time right before the Memorial Day weekend. Everybody likes strawberries.” eric.leach@dailynews.com (805) 583-7602 If you go The California Strawberry Festival continues today from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Strawberry Meadows of College Park, 3250 S. Rose Ave., Oxnard. Admission is $12 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12, $8 for seniors 63 and over, and $8 for military personnel. Children younger than 4 are free. For more information, including park-and-ride shuttle sites and the entertainment schedule, go to www.strawberry-fest.org. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Festival organizers were encouraging visitors to use the park-and-ride shuttle sites set up at various points off the Ventura Freeway to avoid traffic and parking problems. Jacquie Stewart of Alhambra said she took the Amtrak train from Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to Oxnard. “It was packed. Standing-room only,” she said. “Now that we’re here, the first thing we bought were the strawberry nachos. We’re off to a good start. I’m looking for everything strawberry.” Catherine and Geoff Augello came to the festival from Covina. “He’s a big strawberry-holic, so I surprised him today for his birthday,” Catherine Augello said as the two bit into strawberries, one covered in milk chocolate and the other covered in white chocolate. last_img read more

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DONEGAL MAN IN LEADING ROLE AT ABBEY THEATRE

first_imgIarla McGowan. Picture by Declan Devlin.Letterkenny man Iarla McGowan will be playing one of the leading parts in a major production at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin this Summer, Ireland’s National stage.The play ‘Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme’ is written by Frank McGuinness, who also hails from Donegal.The play, which follows the lives of a group of soldiers, as they face war and the threat of death, will be touring the UK before it arrives in Dublin in August, before finishing in London later in the year – in a co-production with Headlong Theatre Company. It will be directed by Jeremy Herrin. The play is regularly hailed as a masterpiece and it will mark the 100th year anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. This major revival forms the centrepiece of the Abbey Theatre’s Summer/Autumn Season in 2016DONEGAL MAN IN LEADING ROLE AT ABBEY THEATRE was last modified: March 14th, 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)last_img read more

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DONEGAL CAMPAIGNERS BID TO END PROTESTOR’S HUNGER STRIKE

first_imgDONEGAL anti-austerity campaigners have travelled to Dublin in a bid to persuade a man to end his hunger strike.Tony Rochford is outside the Oireachtas and entering Day 18 of his hunger strike in protest at the Home Tax.Former IRA hunger striker Tommy McKearny has agreed to advise Tony about the effects his protest will have on his health. Joe Murphy from Donegal Action Against Austerity told Donegal Daily: “We need support to build a campaign to save Tony.“We travelled to Dublin yesterday to talk to Tony and try to talk him out of his hunger strike but to no avail.“We do not condone what Tony is doing but we understand his frustration at the government because of his determination to follow through on his hunger strike we feel we most give him all the support we can.”Mr Rochford has already lost more than two stone and there are already concerns about his health. He has vowed to fast to the death.SupportSaid Mr Murphy: We are calling on people to take part in a solidarity fast this Saturday July 6th from 12pm until Sunday July 7th 12pm which will take place at Market Square in Letterkenny.“We would urge people to attend and Support Tony and the people that will be fasting, even if you can not fast yourself. Support for Tony is very important.”Tony Rochford has been on hunger strike since June 17th. He is protesting against the unfair property tax and the effects that it has had on the self-employed and the general public in this country. Said Joe Murphy: “Like many Tony is in negative equity and has struggled to pay his mortgage. While unemployed Tony used his and his wife’s savings to pay their mortgage.“Now Tony finds himself in a situation where he is unable to get a tax clearance cert in order to work. He has tried to be a good citizen and suck up stoically his bad luck shared with thousands of people of his generation but a property tax levied on a house in which he has no equity is the final straw. At a time when he can’t pay his full mortgage an additional tax makes his finances less sustainable and by not being allowed to work the consequences will see his family lose their home and any hope for their future.”DONEGAL CAMPAIGNERS BID TO END PROTESTOR’S HUNGER STRIKE was last modified: July 5th, 2013 by John2Share 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:DONEGAL CAMPAIGNERS BID TO END PROTESTOR’S HUNGER STRIKElast_img read more

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JURY CONSIDERING VERDICT OF GARDA ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AND HARASSMENT

first_imgThe jury is now considering the verdict of a Donegal-based Garda accused of sexually assaulting and harassing two female colleagues.The jury of ten men and two women retired almost two hours ago in the case of Garda Kevin Corby.The three day trial heard graphic evidence of how the two female Gardai were both sexually assaulted and harassed by Corby. Corby, who is in his 30s, faced seven charges of sexual assault and two charges of harassment but one of these charges of sexual assault was withdrawn by Judge John O’Hagan.The alleged incidents happened simultaneously over a number of months in 2010 and 2011.It heard how the married officer insulted the women about their sex-life and their weight.The women revealed how they dreaded going to work on a daily basis because of the alleged harassment and one of them even tried to take her own life.He jibed them about needing to “get a good ride” and not eating too much or they wouldn’t get a man.The court also heard how Corby, on two different occasions, pushed them along a corridor in a swivel chair and pushed his groin up against them.On another occasion he pushed himself up against one of the women form behind and she could feel his erect penis pressing against her.One of the women also claimed that he put his hand into her Garda vest on one occasion and touched her breast.On another occasion while in a patrol car Corby put his hand on one of the female Garda’s leg and then moved it up towards her groin area and told her if her husband didn’t do it then he would.The court heard how the accused was known as Cheeky Corby.However the court also heard from three different male Gardai who also worked with Corby in the same station.One of the Gardai said he had never heard such remarks in his numerous years as a serving member.Another told how he told Corby to give it a break after he “crossed the line” with the female Gardai.However Corby told them “Fuck them, they are well able for it.”Summing up barrister for Corby, Mr Peter Nolan said the case was a “storm in a teacup” and “political correctness gone mad.”He also referred to the fact that one of the female Gardai had bought Corby red Santa boxer shorts as a present for Christmas – just weeks after some of the alleged incidents.“If you are going to join the Guards then you have to be able for a bit of banter.“This is a ridiculous case for prosecution to bring before the people of Ireland.“If we were all to be done for putting our hands on someone’s knee then we would all be in jail,” he said.But state barrister Patricia McLaughlin put it to the jury that if it was their wife, daughter or sister, would they not think it was indecent.JURY CONSIDERING VERDICT OF GARDA ACCUSED OF SEXUAL ASSAULT AND HARASSMENT was last modified: November 1st, 2013 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:Kevin CorbyLetterkenny Circuit Courtsexual assaultlast_img read more

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JKL’s Ritah Imanishimwe eyes team victory at 3×3 Africa cup

first_img Tags: 3×3 Africa CupHope AkelloJKL Lady DolphinsRitah Imanishimwe Imanishimwe (R) has represented Uganda at both 3×3 and 5×5 basketball. (PHOTO/Courtesy)KAMPALA – The 2019 3×3 Africa Cup got underway on Saturday morning at the MTN Arena in Lugogo.The three-day competition has attracted a total of 12 Men’s teams and 10 in the Women category.Uganda will be represented by both the Men and Women.The women’s team features two of JKL’s players in Ritah Imanishimwe and Hope Akello.Imanishimwe who has represented the nation at both the U23 and senior level in the past, is hoping the nation runs out victorious.“As a team, we want to play the best game, compete and then try to win the championship, she noted.“Our target is to to try and win and we have prepared well in terms of physic and mental strength. We are ready to take on the task.The Ugandan women head into the competition as top seed and with individuals like Imanishimwe and Akello, they are expected to be among the teams to beat.Aside from the team goals, the Imanishimwe also has targets of her own.“As an individual, i would like to do my best to help my team go furthest in this competition, she continued.“This can only be achieved via a collective effort by both me and my teammates. We play as a team and shall win as one.Apart from 3×3 basketball, Imanishimwe has also represented Uganda in the normal game (5×5).She is a good shooter, hustler and also great at defense and without a doubt, one of the best female basketballers in the country.The women’s event is made up of 10 teams, with seven of those starting their campaign in the pool stage and the other three – Burundi, Djibouti and Mauritius – set to battle it out for the final spot in Pool A tomorrow morning.For the Women edition, Uganda has been placed in Pool A alongside Nigeria and Kenya.Second seeds Mali, the defending champions, feature in Pool B along with Egypt, Benin and Botswana.The top two teams from each pool will advance to the semi-finals.Following two days of round-robin action, all the knockout matches in both the men’s and women’s events are scheduled for Sunday (November 10th).Uganda is hosting the third edition of the most important 3×3 basketball competition for national teams in Africa.Togo’s capital Lomé staged the first two editions, in 2017 and 2018.Comments last_img read more

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A’s reliever thrives heading into playoffs in most grueling year of career

first_imgANAHEIM — It’s been a trying season for A’s reliever Yusmeiro Petit, both on and off the field.At 92 innings pitched on the year, Petit has already surpassed his total from 2017 with the Angels as he finishes the season set to lead the majors in innings pitched by a relief pitcher for the second consecutive season. The 73 games he’s appeared in are by far the most in his 11 big league seasons.It’s a tough grind on his arm, which at 33 years old still finds a way to get batters out on a …last_img

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Tonsee 10PC Babys Headband Hairband Elastic Wave Point Bowknot : Look so adorable on!

first_img Very nice my lo looks beautiful with all of them but. Very nice my lo looks beautiful with all of them but after 5 minutes she try to take it out :-)the delivery comes at time ️no very nice packing but still good quality product thanks:-). In love with these bows fit perfect and room for growth very stretchy all the colours are gorgeous. Love them would recommend to all my friends out dere fits my baby perfectly. Brilliant little bows with fast delivery. A lot earlier then expected. They are exactly the same as in the pictures. Would highly recommend to anyone. I for one will buy more so my nieces can have all of them to themselves. Bought for my niece – her mum loved them. The others are a bit strange but still good value for money. Very well made but a bit of a random colour selection. I use the red, pink and purple ones. The others are a bit strange but still good value for money. These are so cute – quick delivery too. Gorgeous products and great value for money. Came much quicker than i expected. They were better than u was expecting n spotty to amelia looks so cute in themthanks stella xx. Arrived quickly and as described. Stretch before allowing baby to wear. My daughter is 4 months with average head circumference don’t think they would fit a much older child but good value. Very nice my LO looks beautiful with all of them but Excellent. Exactly as in pic.The others are a bit strange but still good value for moneyBrill great quality and came on the 6th but it was Look so adorable on!Go great with so many outfits with all the different coloursTonsee 10PC Babys Headband Hairband Elastic Wave Point BowknotMaterial: ClothYou baby can wearing when take picturesMaterial is very soft and comfortableSize:1.5cm(Width)x16.5-24.5cm(Length)Very cute personalitycenter_img A variety of colours plus a gift for this price. This product is lovely and fits perfect with lots of colours to match anything. These headbands are extremely cute. I have even used them myself (23 year old woman, whatcha gonna do?) and they have worked perfectly. I have had these for months and none have broken, my daughter likes to play with them too. Great selection of colours for a great price. These are seeking on baby head wonderful.Charming colors, terrific solution for the value.Wonderful headbands really plesed in shape my sixteen month great and my five year old wore the crimson 1 for university- the eco-friendly adn yellow are abit funky coloured but other individuals are wonderful.My daughter appears to be terrific with them on.Lovely hairbands but they do slip off my daughters head a little bit.Liked them, was pleased with this obtain.last_img read more

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Electronic Arts Continues To Weather More Storms

first_img5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout The hits just keep on coming for beleaguered Electronic Arts this month. After the meltdown of their SimCity launch, the company is now dealing with the resignation of their CEO and the announcement of a new security exploit that could harm users of EA’s Origin distribution platform.CEO John Riccitiello announced the end of his six years at the helm of EA yesterday, according to the Wall Street Journal. The resignation goes into effect on March 30.In his farewell letter to EA employees, Riccitiello cited the shortcomings in EA’s financial results as the primary reason for his departure.“It currently looks like we will come in at the low end of, or slightly below, the financial guidance we issued to the Street, and we have fallen short of the internal operating plan we set one year ago. And for that, I am 100 percent accountable,” Riccitiello wrote.Given the technical troubles the company has faced of late with the aforementioned release of SimCity, speculation will no doubt occupy industry analysts’ minds about the connection between the events. While it is doubtful SimCity’s problems were directly responsible for Riccitiello’s departure, it could have very well been the indirect straw that broke the camel’s back.Meanwhile, at the Black Hat security conference in Amsterdam last week, researchers Donato Ferrante and Luigi Auriemma from security firm ReVuln demonstrated a zero-day exploit that could affect users of Origin, enabling malicious code from third-party servers to be downloaded onto a user’s machine rather than the gaming software they were looking for. Related Posts The vulnerability, which is related to a similar problem found with the Steam gaming platform, exploits a Uniform Resource Identifier flaw within the Origin client application that’s installed locally, a flaw that could enable attackers to manipulate an origin:// link that would normally be used to connect to the Origin service. By inserting a modified origin:// link, the exploit could enable the download of a Windows dynamic link library (DLL) file, which could effectively begin the process of owning a victim’s computer.The ReVuln researchers’ report is compelling, but it is important to note that this exploit is only hypothesized at this point, and not something that has been seen in the wild yet. Still, Origin users should be sure they are always prompted for confirmation whenever they click a link that should go to the Origin service, just to be safe. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… brian proffitt 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#Electronic Arts last_img read more

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‘Not about numbers’: Slaughter looking to help Ginebra in any way he can

first_imgPhilippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice PLAY LIST 01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netDon’t tell Greg Slaughter that he had a bad game because all that matters for him is the victory.Despite shooting 1-of-6 from the field to finish with only three points in Game 2, the Cebuano giant had no regrets over his performance in Ginebra’s 86-76 win over Meralco on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president NCAA: Peaking Arellano secures 4th place playoff LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHcenter_img MOST READ “I just hope it’s inspiring to people who got major injuries like that. When I first got that injury, it was kind of disappointing for me because it’s my first game back. It took a long time and I was separated from the team for a while, but I hope it just shows that you can always come back stronger from a setback,” he said.But Slaughter is not content with just bagging the BPC plum as he looks forward on winning his first PBA title with the Gin Kings holding a 2-0 lead in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.“Individual award or not, we want to win the championship. That’s just been our goal since the beginning of the conference. We’re up 2-0 so we’ll look to get one more on Wednesday,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City “It was just how the game went tonight, but I was still able to contribute on the defensive end,” said Slaughter, who also hauled down six rebounds and three blocks in his 33 minutes of action. “It’s not about any numbers, it’s just about getting the win for the team.”Slaughter knew that after his stellar play in Game 1 in Lucena, it was expected that the Bolts would be putting more attention on him, but he is more than willing to be the decoy and let his teammates pick up the slack.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“When you’re on the court, no matter what the stats are, you just got to find a way to make a contribution to the team,” said Slaughter.The 6-foot-11 center, who received the  Best Player of the Conference award prior to the game, hopes that his succesful comeback from a devastating injury can serve as inspiration to others. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View commentslast_img read more

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