UG commissions new registry building

first_imgRegistration, the issuance of transcripts and everything in between, will now flow smoothly for the students of the University of Guyana, following the commissioning of a new registry building at the Turkeyen Campus.The new registry building, Turkeyen CampusAccording to Vice Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Ivelaw Griffith, the building aims to benefit the registry staff and students of the Turkeyen University. “Is it necessarily all that we want? No. But it is much better than what we have had, allowing us to enable our staff to be in a place of comfort and enabling us to have the students be served in a place of comfort,” Professor Griffith is quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying.Meanwhile, University of Guyana Student Society (UGSS) President Norwel Hinds said the new building should also serve to encourage the renewal of services being provided.“Although it serves (the building) the practical purpose of consolidating services and consolidating your focus on student services in particular, it also serves as a symbolic indicator on the focus on renewal for campus, the forging of new attitude consistent with the philosophy of servant leadership,” Hinds posited.Immediate Past Registrar of the University, Vincent Alexander, in noting his satisfaction at witnessing the building come to fruition, outlined several changes made over the past few years and the importance of a registry for students attending the university.last_img read more

Wayward Liverpool striker STARTS against Newcastle

first_img1 Mario Balotelli Mario Balotelli will START for Liverpool against Newcastle in Saturday’s Premier League clash.The forward, who scored the winner against Swansea in the Capital One Cup in midweek, has been out of form recently but Brendan Rodgers has continued to back his man.The Reds can move into the top four with a victory at St James’ Park.Newcastle: Krul, Janmaat, Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Dummett, Abeid, Colback, Sissoko, Obertan, Cisse, Ameobi.Subs: Ryan Taylor, Gouffran, Aarons, Perez, Haidara, Cabella, Elliot.Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno, Henderson, Gerrard, Allen, Coutinho, Balotelli, Sterling.Subs: Brad Jones, Toure, Lambert, Manquillo, Lallana, Can, Borini.last_img

Salsa-slayer gets 11 years behind bars

first_imgLANCASTER – A 19-year-old Lancaster man has been ordered to serve 11 years in prison for throwing a bottle of salsa that fatally injured a volunteer collecting donations for the homeless. The case of Joseph Peterson started out as a relatively minor affair when he was accused of stealing M&Ms and Twizzlers from a discount store. When Peterson fled with the candy, Charles Hairston, a 51-year-old homeless-group volunteer, tried to stop him, sheriff’s officials said. Peterson threw the bottle, hitting him in the head. Hairston died three weeks later. Peterson pleaded no contest Wednesday to voluntary manslaughter after prosecutors agreed to dismiss a charge of murder. He was sentenced to 11 years. Hairston then pushed a shopping cart into the car to stop it and a fight followed that carried into the store. Peterson threw items at Hairston, hitting him in the head with the salsa. Peterson was arrested, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor burglary and assault with a deadly weapon, and was sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years’ probation. But three days after the incident, Hairston went to a hospital complaining of a headache. Doctors diagnosed a subdural hematoma, or bruising inside his head, and Hairston underwent surgery on July 20. He died of complications Aug. 2 and the murder charge was filed. (661) 476-4586160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It’s probably a fair resolution on the matter,” Deputy District Attorney Bernie LaForteza said. Peterson’s attorney, Tyson Beers, said there was no malice or intent to kill on his client’s part. “We think it’s a good resolution,” Beers said. “Getting it down from second-degree murder to voluntary manslaughter is pretty good and a pretty big jump.” Hairston, a Lancaster resident, was outside a 99 Cents Only store July 14, 2006, collecting donations when Peterson, his girlfriend and another couple went inside the store, prosecutors said. Employees saw them taking candy and tried to stop them. Peterson drove away, nearly hitting an employee who was trying to write down the license plate number, prosecutors said. last_img read more

LISTEN: Funny Robbie Williams message: ‘Tell Goldstein he’s a ****!’

first_imgYou never know who will be listening to talkSPORT…Stars from the world of sport and entertainment are regular guests on the station, but sometimes they turn up on the airwaves in the unlikeliest of circumstances.And that was the case on Wednesday night when Robbie Williams sent a very special personalised message to the Sports Bar co-hosts, Andy Goldstein and Jason Cundy.Listen here to what he had to say for himself…last_img

Everton starlet targets extended first team run after impressive full debut against Swansea

first_img Tyias Browning 1 Everton starlet Tyias Browning wants to keep his place in the side after impressing against Swansea City at the weekend.The 21-year-old defender was drafted in by Roberto Martinez to cover for injured right-back Seamus Coleman and he did a fine job contributing to his side’s clean sheet against a talented Swans side.A trip to Reading in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday is next on the agenda, and Browning hopes he’s done enough to earn another start.“I thought I did okay,” he said after the goalless draw. “Hopefully, I’ve done enough to get a start in the next game.“There were bits I can work on but I’m quite happy with my performance.“I only found out I was going to play in the meeting before the game and I was happy to be selected.“I did have an idea that I might be starting. It was always in the back of my mind, but the manager could have put someone else at right-back.”last_img read more

A taster of what Man City fans can expect in new behind-the-scenes film

first_img Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade REVEALED whoops Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas shining Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? possible standings BIG PRESENTS UP TOP silverware smart causal center_img Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January PEP TALK Man City latest How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Manchester City’s new film, which allows supporters a look behind-the-scenes, is almost here.Called ‘All or Nothing’, apparently it “will offer fans around the world a glimpse into the historic club in its record-setting, Premier League-winning year.”City, under manager Pep Guardiola, won 100 points to clinch their fifth league crown and third in the Premier League era.It culminated in a victorious open top bus parade in Manchester where players celebrated their trophies with fans.This film is scheduled to be released on 17 August and below is the second trailer release. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED targets Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedulelast_img read more


first_imgUPDATED: SINN FEIN leader on Donegal Council Mick Quinn says his party will oppose the budget.“This Government has handed over our main asset to Irish Water.“The budget which was passed here last year and was then reconvened last year in July for further discussion was cut again by 2.7 million, and I believe it will happen again this year if the budget is passed. “Once again the staff in the council are being asked to provide more for less.“The passing of this budget will result in job losses for those council workers involved in water works.“The County has been devastated by unemployment but the worst crime has been emigration not one family hasn’t been affected by this scourge and not one member of this council hasn’t been affected by it or witnessed the devastating effects of it.“We have the worst infrastructure in Ireland our roads are crumbling. “We have one of the worst rates of youth employment in Ireland with nearly 50% of youths out of work,“Third level education is no longer a right, it’s a privilege.“Our role and our role as elected representatives is to stand up for the people who elected us and to stand up for them and our communities.“The people of Donegal can’t take another austerity budget.“I urge you all like Cllr Brogan to say enough is enough and let’s make a stand together and send out a message to say Donegal has had enough. “I didn’t seek election to get a wage from the Donegal County Council.“If by refusing to pass this budget results in me and the rest of the members here getting our P45 tonight for taking this stance so be it the people we stand for have lost a lot more.Labour and independents to speak shortly – then the vote.COUNCIL LATEST: SINN FEIN TO OPPOSE BUDGET IN VOTE was last modified: January 8th, 2014 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:COUNCIL LATEST: SINN FEIN TO OPPOSE BUDGET IN VOTElast_img read more

€14.5M for Donegal farmers under the Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme – McHugh

first_imgDonegal farmers are set to benefit from €14,546,000 in funding under the Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme, Fine Gael TD Joe McHugh has announced.The funding was confirmed today by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed, and is set to benefit 75,000 farmers across the nation with total funding exceeding €170 million.Minister McHugh said: “This funding will benefit 6,447 farmers across Donegal. I would like to thank my Fine Gael colleague, Minister Michael Creed for fighting hard to make this possible. “Farmers, especially on the hills and in the disadvantaged areas, took heavy cuts in direct support during the recession and the funding for this year, totalling more than €14.5M in Donegal will go some way to rectifying that.“The Agriculture and Food sector is a strategic priority for Fine Gael. We recognise that farm families are the heartbeat of the rural economy and our vision for the sector will inspire the next generation to continue the tradition of family farming,” Minister McHugh.Minister Creed said: “The ANC Scheme is an important support for farmers in many regions of the country, and I am delighted to announce that payments have now started to issue. My Department will continue to process remaining cases for payment as a matter of urgency over the coming weeks.The Minister also noted that the value and number of payments issuing in the first tranche is significantly increased on the 2016 figure, when €140 million issued to 65,000 farmers. “These figures underscore my determination to maximise payments to farmers in the most timely manner possible.“In addition, the increased uptake on online applications under the 2017 ANC and BPS schemes continues to bring benefits for farmers and my Department in terms of more efficient processing of applications. This trend will continue as we move towards 100% online applications from 2018,” Minister Creed said.€14.5M for Donegal farmers under the Areas of Natural Constraints Scheme – McHugh was last modified: October 3rd, 2017 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:donegalfarmersJoe McHughlast_img read more

Doubts Shroud Big Bang Discovery

first_imgTwo months ago, a team of cosmologists reported that it had spotted the first direct evidence that the newborn universe underwent a mind-boggling exponential growth spurt known as inflation. But a new analysis suggests the signal, a subtle pattern in the afterglow of the big bang, or cosmic microwave background, could be an artifact produced by dust within our own galaxy.For the full story, see this week’s issue of Science.Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)last_img read more

Panama Papers: Massive data on offshore accounts leaked by news group

first_imgAn international coalition of media outlets on Sunday published what it said was an extensive investigation into the offshore financial dealings of the rich and famous, based on a vast trove of documents provided by an anonymous source.The International Consortium of Investigative Journalism, a nonprofit organization based in Washington, said the cache of 11.5 million records detailed the offshore holdings of a dozen current and former world leaders, as well as businessmen, criminals, celebrities and sports stars.A co-founder of the Panamanian-based law firm where the documents originated confirmed the authenticity of the papers being used in articles published by more than 100 news organizations around the world. Ramon Fonseca told Panama’s Channel 2 television network that the documents were obtained illegally in a hacking attack.The German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung said it first received the data more than a year ago. The Munich-based daily was offered the data through an encrypted channel by an anonymous source who requested no monetary compensation and asked only for unspecified security measures, said Bastian Obermayer, a reporter for the paper.The data concerned internal documents from the Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca. Founded by German-born Juergen Mossack, the firm has offices around the globe and is among the world’s biggest creators of shell companies, the newspaper said.Ramon Fonseca said most of the people being named in news reports about big offshore accounts were not the firm’s direct clients, saying the accounts were mainly established by financial intermediaries. He also said the firm did not engage in any wrongdoing.advertisement”We are not responsible for the actions of a corporation that we set up,” he said in the TV interview.Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela issued a statement saying his government would cooperate “vigorously” with any judicial investigation arising from the leak of the law firm’s documents. He said that the revelations shouldn’t detract from his government’s “zero tolerance” for any illicit activities in Panama’s finance industry.ICIJ said the law firm’s leaked internal files contain information on 214,488 offshore entities connected to people in more than 200 countries and territories. It said it would release the full list of companies and people linked to them early next month.Obermayer said that over the course of several months Sueddeutsche Zeitung received about 2.6 terabytes of data more than would fit on 600 DVDs. The newspaper said the amount of data it obtained is several times larger than a previous cache of offshore data published by WikiLeaks in 2013 that exposed the financial dealings of prominent individuals.”To our knowledge this is the biggest leak that journalists have ever worked on,” Obermayer said.The newspaper and its partners verified the authenticity of the data by comparing it to public registers, witness testimony and court rulings, he told the AP. A previous cache of Mossack Fonseca documents obtained by German authorities was also used to verify the new material, Obermayer added.Among the countries with past or present political figures named in the reports are Iceland, Ukraine, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Argentina.The Guardian newspaper, which took part in the investigation, published a video on its website late Sunday showing an interview with Iceland’s prime minister, Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson. During the interview with Sweden’s SVT television, the prime minister is asked about a company called Wintris. He responds by insisting that its affairs are above board and calling the question “completely inappropriate,” before breaking off the interview.In Russia, the Kremlin last week said it was anticipating what it called an upcoming “information attack”.Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters that the Kremlin had received “a series of questions in a rude manner” from an organization that he said was trying to smear Putin.”Journalists and members of other organizations have been actively trying to discredit Putin and this country’s leadership,” Peskov said.The office of Argentina’s president, Mauricio Macri, confirmed on Sunday that the business group owned by his family set up Fleg Trading Ltd., an offshore company based in the Bahamas. But it said Macri himself had no shares in Fleg and never received income from it.Macri’s office commented after La Nacion, an Argentine national newspaper, reported that he and his family had links to Fleg.Mexico’s tax office announced late Sunday that it would check on any Mexican resident or company mentioned in news reports on the leaked documents to see if there was any wrongdoing was involved.The ICIJ said the documents included emails, financial spreadsheets, passports and corporate records detailing how powerful figures used banks, law firms and offshore shell companies to hide their assets. The data spanned a time frame of nearly 40 years, from 1977 through the end of 2015, it said.advertisement”It allows a never-before-seen view inside the offshore world providing a day-to-day, decade-by-decade look at how dark money flows through the global financial system, breeding crime and stripping national treasuries of tax revenues,” the ICIJ said.According to the media group’s website, global banks including HSBC, UBS, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and others have worked with Mossack Fonseca to create offshore accounts.”The allegations are historical, in some cases dating back 20 years, predating our significant, well-publicized reforms implemented over the last few years,” HSBC spokesman Rob Sherman said in an emailed response to an AP request for comment.”We work closely with the authorities to fight financial crime and implement sanctions,” he said.UBS, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Also Read:Panama Papers name Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai among 500 Indians with hidden assetsPanama Papers list Putin’s aide, Nawaz Sharif, hundreds of Indians: 10 things to knowlast_img read more