Berbice pensioner killed by speeding car on pedestrian crossing

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Berbice pensioner killed by speeding car on pedestrian crossing

first_imgA pensioner was on Tuesday morning killed after she was struck down while using a pedestrian crossing at Nigg Public Road, Corentyne, Berbice. DeaThe car that was involved in the fatal accidentDead: Parbattie Ramsarrand is 81-year-old Parbattie Ramsarran of Lot 4 D Nigg, Corentyne, Berbice.Based on information received, the motorcar bearing registration number PPP 1008, driven by a 29-year-old male at a fast rate of speed, came into contact with the woman as she was in the centre of the pedestrian crossing.As a result of the impact, the woman sustained severe injuries about her body. She was picked up and taken to the Port Mourant Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.The driver was taken into custody as Police continue their investigations. Her body is presently at Ramu’s Funeral Home awaiting a Post-Mortem.At the home of the dead woman, her son, Jaichan Persaud Balkarran, explained that his mother had gone to the post office to uplift her pension while adding that when he is at home, he would normally accompany her.“I went out after her and about fifteen persons been at the post office…so I decided to wait at the bus shed fuh she… and I saw her walking out and but the time I look away someone under the bush shed, tell me, ‘ look something happen’… when I turn around I see my mother lie down in the middle of the road.”He said as he approached, he observed that she was motionless but he was assisted by the driver to take his injured mother to the hospital.“Me and the Chinee boy who went in the car and some other people who went around pick she up and put she in the same car and carry she to the Port Mourant Hospital. The doctor sound her and then tell me that she dead,” he said as he broke down in tears. He added that his mother was a good person and did not have to die in that manner.The Police are continuing their investigations. The woman leaves to mourn her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren among other relatives and friends.last_img read more

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ALL ROADS LEAD TO GLENTIES FOR NAOMH CONAILL 5K

first_imgThe lads launch the Naomh Conaill 5KNaomh Conaill GAA Club has launched their annual 5k run/walk which will take place on Wednesday 13th of August at 7pm.Present at the launch were Naomh Conaill and Donegal players Leo Mc Loone, Anthony Thompson, Dermot Brick Molloy and Leon Thompson. The lads fully endorsed the event and encouraged all serious and fun runners/walkers to come out for a very enjoyable evening.This is the 3rd year for the event and this year the club are hoping for another great turnout and you may even get a chance to test yourself against some of the local GAA stars. The course is off the main road and relatively flat, suitable for all types of runners young and old while a bouncy castle will be on site to keep the younger children entertained. The 5k will start at the Naomh Conaill clubhouse at 7pm sharp.Registration is from 6pm.There is ample parking and full changing/shower facilities. Tea and refreshments will be served after the run/walk. Entry is €8 for adults and €3 for under 16. For more information contact 086 8656312.ALL ROADS LEAD TO GLENTIES FOR NAOMH CONAILL 5K was last modified: July 31st, 2014 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:5kNaomh Conailllast_img read more

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‘Compact and aggressive’ style could upset Man City, says Fulham man

first_imgJohn Arne Riise has told Fulham’s website he believes a “compact and aggressive” performance could upset Manchester City at Craven Cottage this weekend.Manuel Pellegrini’s title-chasing side will be strong favourites despite being without the injured Sergio Aguero when they take on the Whites, who are one place off the bottom of the table.But Riise said: “We’ll certainly be aiming to cause an upset against City“We have to be compact and aggressive. The Cottage needs to become a fortress again – it should be a place where other teams don’t like to come and play.“It’s a small stadium with a tight pitch and when we’re playing at our best it can be very hard for the opposition.“It’s not a game people will expect us to win but we’re prepared to go out to try and get the victory.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Minister Zwane to officially open the 2016 investing in African Mining Indaba

first_img3 February 2016 – Government is ready to welcome delegates to the annual Investing in African Mining Indaba to be held in Cape Town. The indaba will also showcase the country’s prowess in the areas of mining and related fields.• Download media advisoryThe Indaba, to be held from 8th to 11th February 2016 in Cape Town, is the world’s largest gathering of mining’s most influential stakeholders and decision-makers on the African continent.Government activities will commence with the Minister of Mineral Resources Mr Mosebenzi J Mosebenzi (MP) officially opening the Indaba on Monday, 8th of February 2016.The opening of the Mining Indaba by Minister Zwane will be followed by a media briefing.The media briefing is scheduled to take place as follows:Date: Monday, 08 February 2016Time: 10:00 – 12:30Venue: Westin Hotel, Marco Polo Board Room, Cape Town, Western Cape ProvinceMinister Zwane will thereafter, together with the Ministers of Trade and Industry Dr Davies, Economic Development Mr Patell, Communications Ms Muthambi, Monitoring and Evaluation Mr Radebe and Public Enterprise Ms Brown, host an Investment Dialogue under the theme: “Driving competitiveness and ensuring growth and stability”.Details of the dialogue are as follows:Date: Monday, 08 February 2016Time: 14:00 – 16:00Venue: Auditorium IIPLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY ACCREDITED MEDIA WILL ACCESS THE VENUE, to register log on: https://www.miningindaba.comKindly confirm attendance with Neliswa Chiloane by Friday, 5th of February 2016, at the following email address: Neliswa.Chiloane@dmr.gov.zaEnds-Issued by the Department of Mineral Resourceslast_img read more

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Dispatch from ACI

first_imgA convergence of weatherization and home performance professionals (aka “Roomful of Geeks”) met in Kansas City at the end of April for the annual ACI Advancing Home Comfort Conference. This event, formerly known as Affordable Comfort, brings together industry leaders and practitioners to teach, learn, and share ideas about the industry. The educational sessions I attended were generally solid, if somewhat dry and technical, but that is to be expected. I struggled to stay attentive (and occasionally awake, but I take personal responsibility for that) at some of them, but I am happy to report that I gained at least one, if not more, solid pieces of information at each presentation. Most of the presenters were very knowledgeable in their field as well as interesting speakers, but every one that I saw could benefit from training in public speaking and creating visual presentations. My most common complaint is a lack of flow.Death by PowerpointPresentations should be like term papers: State your hypothesis, then prove it, succinctly, in the allotted time. The Powerpoint presentations were challenging to read and understand. How about larger type, fewer words, and crisp charts and photos, folks? Oh, and let’s try darker backgrounds to reduce eyestrain. If you can’t read it easily from 20 feet away, it isn’t effective. Nobody I saw was terrible, but there is a lot of room for improvement, just as there is at any conference.My favorite bad presentation of all time was by some poor guy at Greenbuild several years ago who was apparently thrown in at the last minute to take over someone else’s slot—each of his slides was packed with words written in 8-point type and completely illegible charts, which he proceeded to read in heavily accented English. I didn’t last long.I do a lot of speaking and training, and while I acknowledge that my style is not to everyone’s (or anyone’s?) liking, I always do my best to keep it interesting, make the story flow, and finish on time.Hot under the collar about cold climate biasMy primary complaint is that most of the conference focused on cold climates. While this is understandable, considering that its roots lie in the northern states, sometimes it seems like hot and humid climates don’t even exist. I understand that people are comfortable teaching what they know, and the majority of the presenters come from cold climates. It is time, however, for ACI to pay more attention to the South. A common thread running through several sessions went something like, “Well, you would do it differently in a hot and humid climate, but…” and then the talk went back to heating degree days, extra wall insulation, and thermal breaks.Trade show goodiesThe swag (Stuff We All Get) wasn’t bad; in fact there were two different sizes of foam CFLs available for me to take home and add to my collection. Not a single thumb-drive give away to be found, unlike Greenbuild, where they were a dime a dozen, but no good foam toys in sight. Thermal imaging, or infrared cameras were the belle of the ball, with about a half dozen vendors hawking theirs as the best on the market. I expect that lots of people in the industry, including me, will be purchasing one of these soon. Not only are they a useful tool, but man, are they way cool!I’m off to the AIA Convention in San Francisco, likely to be about as different from ACI as a conference can be. Probably lots of Corbu glasses and bow ties. I’m also hoping for some good swag.last_img read more

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