ECD man dies in early morning accident

first_imgThirty-six-year-old Terrence Bowen of Lot 62 Atlanticville, East Coast Demerara lost control of the vehicle he was driving along the Liliendaal Public Road, East Coast Demerara during the wee hours of Wednesday morning, and it slammed into the bridge of the Ocean View Conference Centre, killing him.Lone occupant of motor car PVV 7104 at time of the tragedy, Bowen was allegedly proceeding at a fast rate east along the northern carriageway of this road when the vehicle crashed into the bridge. The resultant impact shattered the front windscreen of the vehicle, and Bowen was flung into the compound of the Centre, sustaining severe injuries in the process.Rushed to the GPHC by public-spirited persons, Terrence Bowen was pronounced dead on arrival.Meanwhile, the driver held in connection with the Goed Fortuin fatal accident at WBD on August 26th, and the driver held in connection with the Better Hope fatal accident of August 28th will each be arraigned in court today on causing death by dangerous driving charges.last_img read more

Man injured in early morning shooting in Grande Prairie

first_imgGRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Mounties in Grande Prairie were called out to a shooting early Tuesday morning at Evergreen Park.Upon arrival, police located a man inside a trailer suffering from a single gunshot wound.The 62-year-old man was transported to a local hospital where he remains in stable condition.- Advertisement -Police believe this was not a random act and that there is no additional risk to public safety.The RCMP say they are continuing to investigate the incident.Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at 780-830-5700 or call your local police detachment. Should you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com.Advertisementlast_img

Things To Do

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Mariachi Magic Show will celebrate Cinco de Mayo, 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. Cinco de Mayo Celebration, 3:30 p.m Thursday at the Newhall Library, 22704 W. 9th St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-0750. “Grease” will be presented, 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at Rio Norte Junior High, 28771 Rio Norte Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 295-3700. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventlast_img read more

Eliaquim Mangala joins Everton on loan from Manchester City

first_img1 Manchester City defender Eliaquim Mangala has completed his loan move to Everton for the rest of the season, subject to Premier League clearance.The 26-year-old has struggled to live up to his lofty price tag since arriving at the Etihad Stadium from Porto in 2014.Mangala spent last term on loan at Valencia and made 15 appearances in all competitions for City this season.However, the club-record arrival of Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte has seen him join Everton for the remainder of the campaign subject to clearance.“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to play for Everton,” defender Mangala said.“I cannot wait to pull on the royal blue jersey for the first time and give my all for the supporters.” Eliaquim Mangala’s move to Everton is subject to Premier League clearance last_img read more

H&R Red Carpet and Open House Dec. 1 from 2-6p

first_imgIt’s been almost four years since Dwayne and Juanita Daugherty purchased the former Craft Town building on the square in Salem to expand the H&R Bakery.After lots of work, the couple is ready to unveil their work with a premiere and open house on Sunday, Dec. 1 from 2-6p.Juanita and Dwayne Daugherty, left and middle, along with Mackenzie Robinson, the new general manager of H&R Bakery are excited for Sunday’s open house.Get a peek inside the new H&R Bakery, on the square in Salem, on Sunday, Dec. 1 from 2-6 ahead of the bakery and coffee shop’s opening date of Tuesday, Dec. 3.Stop in Sunday and see the new H&R Bakery and Coffee Shop from 2-6pJoin the cast of H&R Bakery for a red carpet opening of the new location. The staff will arrive in a limousine in the rear of the building.  Walnut Street will be closed from 1:30-2:30p as the stars arrive on the Red Carpet and pose for a historic photo to connect the old and new H&R Buildings with guests and fans. Santa will be there to greet children from 3-4p with free cookies and cupcakes. The bakery will be open for regular business on Tuesday, Dec. 3.You’ll find their famous donuts, cookies and pastries as well as a new offering of cakes and a variety of coffee drinks – and plenty of seating. The bakery has been around since after World War II when Warren Mahuron started it in a location near the current Eddie Gilstrap Parts Department.Soon it was moved to its location on East Walnut Street and has operated there every since. In 1950, it became Weller’s Sweet Shop and then became H&R Bakery, named for its owners Harry and Rowena Missamore, who sold to the Daughertys.last_img read more

Weekly DNR Fishing Report

first_imgSpirit Lake, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources issues a weekly fishing report on Thursdays in an effort to provide the latest information heading into the weekend. The weekly fishing report is compiled from information gathered from local bait shops, angler creel surveys, and county and state parks staff. For more information contact the Spirit Lake fish Hatchery at 712-336-1840.NORTHWEST Black Hawk LakeLess fishing activity this week since the cold weather, but anglers are still picking up perch and crappies. Yellow Perch – Fair: Use crawlers or small minnows on a jig fished under a bobber along the east end of the lake near the outlet Ice House Point and the inlet bridge. Black Crappie – Fair: Use a small piece of crawler or power bait on a small jig fished under a bobber along Ice House Point. Walleye – Slow: Few walleye reports this week.North Raccoon River (above State Highway 175 bridge near Auburn)Anglers have had success fishing the rivers this week with the colder temperatures. Target pools and deeper areas below riffles. Walleye – Fair: Use live bait or twisters in deeper areas below riffles. Channel Catfish – Fair: Try cut bait and crawlers fished in pools.Storm Lake (including Little Storm Lake)Less fishing activity this week due to cold weather, but fish are still being caught. Look for slightly warmer temperatures over the weekend to get out and go fishing. White Bass – Fair: Use crankbaits, crawlers and twisters fished from shore near the inlet and in the marina. Walleye – Fair: Use crankbaits, live bait and twisters near shore. Black Crappie – Fair: Find crappie near shore, along docks and in the marina; use a small jig tipped with a piece of crawler or power bait fished under a bobber. Yellow Perch – Fair: Catch perch from shore docks and in the marina using crawlers or small minnows.Slightly less fishing activity this last week due to cold weather, but anglers are still having success. River fishing has been productive. For more information, contact the Black Hawk District office at 712-657-2638.Clear LakeThe water temperature is in the upper 30’s. The courtesy docks have been removed for the season. Not much fishing activity reported this week with the cold weather. Walleye – Fair: Shore anglers are catching walleyes fishing at night.Crystal LakeThe boat ramp is open. Largemouth Bass – Fair: Anglers are catching bass from shore.Rice LakeYellow Perch – Fair: Use a jig tipped with a small minnow or piece of crawler along the north shore near the boat ramp; also try the deeper water on the south shore by the homes or by the outlet. Best bite is early morning and late evening.For information on the lakes and rivers in the north central area, contact the Clear Lake Fish and Wildlife office at 641-357-3517.last_img read more

Football Friday at Buccleuch Primary

first_imgTeachers and staff at Bucchleuch Primary School, Johannesburg get behind South Africa’s national football team, Bafana Bafana, and the Football Fridays initiative during a school entrepreneur’s day.True nation-entrepreneurship at Bucchleuch Primary! (Photo: SchoolNet South Africa)Who’s going to win the 2010 World Cup? Don’t be asking me stupid questions! (Photo: SchoolNet South Africa) View the full photoset on FlickrShare your own Football Friday thoughts, photos and videos Posted on SouthAfrica.info on 23 October 2009.last_img

US-Africa summit hugely positive: Davies

first_img12 August 2014South Africa, and the continent as a whole, benefited immensely from the US-Africa Leaders’ Summit held in Washington last week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Tuesday.“By and large, there are a lot of positive things we gained from the summit,” Davies told reporters in Pretoria. “The message from all of us was that the African continent needs to industrialise, and there were a lot of echoes in that regard.”Davies said the major victory from the summit was the commitment by US President Barack Obama to support the renewal of the African Growth and Opportunities Act (Agoa), along with his announcement of investments in Africa to the tune of US$33-billion through the Doing Business in Africa programme.More than 40 African heads of state, including President Jacob Zuma, attended the summit, which focused on peace and security as well as trade between Africa and the world’s economic giant.On the renewal of Agoa, Minister Davies said the summit provided an indication that the US believed a lengthy re-authorisation of Agoa was justified.“They are looking at possibilities of improving Agoa. They said they are looking at the eligibility criteria … They are looking at countries that did not qualify … I think that was the message from our side that was pretty good news.”Congress is scheduled to vote on the renewal of Agoa, whose current term expires in next year. Obama last week said he was confident that Congress would back the renewal of the scheme, which enables eligible sub-Saharan African countries to export most products duty-free to the United States.South Africa is the only country that makes extensive use of the tariff trade preferences provided by the US through Agoa and other schemes.Meanwhile, Davies said there were a lot of partnerships that South Africa can build with Hollywood studios to grow the local film industry. The minister paid a visit to Hollywood during a stopover in Los Angeles last week, visiting Disney and 20th Century Fox, among other big names in the film industry.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

South Africa to build six new dams

first_imgSouth Africa plans to build or expand six dams over the next decade to address the long-term water and sanitation needs of the country.The Kouga dam in the Eastern Cape in 2014. (Image: Wikipedia)Brand South Africa reporterThe dams identified by the government include the dam on the Mzimvubu River in Eastern Cape, the expansion of the Clanwilliam Dam in Western Cape, the Nwamitwa and Tzaneen dams in Limpopo, the Hazelmere Dam in KwaZulu-Natal and the Polihali Dam in Lesotho, which will provide water to Gauteng.This emerged during a meeting of the Presidential Infrastructure Co-ordinating Commission (PICC) convened by President Jacob Zuma at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on 30 April. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, members of the Cabinet, premiers, metro mayors and leaders from the South African Local Government Association attended.“Progress reports were given on the building of water pipelines, treatment plants and systems to connect local households,” Presidency spokesperson Mac Maharaj said. Reports were also given on construction progress across the full public infrastructure project pipeline, organised through 18 major strategic integrated projects (SIPs).“One of the challenges to be addressed with the water supply is the separation of functions between different spheres that result in dams being completed by the national government but delays at local level with water reticulation systems.“[It was] agreed to have a more co-ordinated system from ‘source to tap’ to ensure that communities have access to water more expeditiously,” Maharaj said.Amendments had been drafted to strengthen legislation dealing with theft from the public infrastructure programme, he added, and these had also been discussed at the meeting. The amendments will go through the Cabinet speedily for finalisation before it they are introduced to parliament.“The steps to address cable and metal theft include tougher bail conditions, tougher sentencing, more resources for defective work and better controls on the trade in scrap metal that creates a market for stolen infrastructure components,” he said.More than 220 000 direct jobs are being supported by the projects currently co- ordinated by the PICC, which include building roads, ports, rail lines, social infrastructure, energy plants, dams and pipe lines.“Thirty-nine renewable energy plants have been opened with 1 897 megawatts of renewable energy coming on to the grid. These solar, wind or hydro plants have been a critical support to address the energy shortages caused by delays in the new coal power stations coming on-stream.”This follows the opening of the Giyani Water Treatment Works in Mopani District Municipality, in Limpopo on 31 October 2014, and the opening of the R3-billion, 347- million cubic metre De Hoop Dam in Sekhukhune, in Limpopo, on 24 March 2014. The Spring Grove Dam near Rosetta in KwaZulu-Natal was opened in November 2013.Various interventions have been undertaken to stabilise the water supply over the past two decades. SIP18 has a 10-year plan to address the estimated backlog of adequate water to supply 1.4 million households and 2.1 million households to basic sanitation. SIP 6, the integrated municipal infrastructure project, focuses on developing national capacity to help the 23 least resourced districts (19 million people) to address all the maintenance backlogs and upgrades required in water, electricity and sanitation bulk infrastructure.The PICC was formed to co-ordinate a multibillion-rand public infrastructure programme and brings together all three spheres of government. It is chaired by Zuma and its work is governed by the Infrastructure Development Act.Source: GCIS, Business DayWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more