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Chinese national killed during row at wharf

first_imgForty-two-year-old Chan Wen Wong of Lot 14 Seaforth Street, Campbellville Georgetown, a Chinese national and former cook of the Mei Tung Chinese Restaurant on Sherriff Street, Campbellville, was on Thursday evening stabbed to death during an altercation at the Meadow Bank Wharf in Greater Georgetown.The now dead man and the suspect, identified only as “Chokadhall”, were reportedly engaged into a heated argument which quickly escalated into an altercation. Fishermen in the area parted the combatants, and Chan Wen Wong had reportedly walked away from his adversary.But when he was some distance away, the suspect reportedly ran after Wong, whipped out a sharp object and dealt him one blow to his chest before making good his escape.The injured Wong reportedly fell to the ground, but was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. His body is presently at the Lyken Funeral Home awaiting a post-mortem examination.When Guyana Times visited Wong’s home, other tenants explained that he had worked at the Mei Tung Restaurant as a cook for quite some time, before later branching out into the fishing business. He and several other Chinese nationals had rented the house, but none was at home at the time.The other tenants described Wong as a peaceful and helpful individual.Wong, who had reportedly arrived in Guyana as a child, leaving his parents back in China, was known as the Guyanese-Chinese at the Meadow Bank wharf.Apart from buying and selling fish, he also went out to sea. Persons at the wharf were reluctant to speak about what had transpired, but the Police have said they are making every effort to apprehend the suspect.last_img read more

RCMP say they arrested Ludwig out of public safety

first_imgThe RCMP now say they arrested Wiebo Ludwig in the interest of public safety.Inspector Tim Shields says there was a significant risk to public safety, especially in the Dawson Creek area, where the bombings took place.Ludwig was released from jail early Saturday morning and at this point has not been charged with anything.- Advertisement -On Saturday the RCMP stated they had found new evidence during the search of the Trickle Creek property near Hythe. The RCMP obtained a search warrant from judges in both British Columbia and Alberta. The warrant authorizes them to search the property for up to 5 days.Meanwhile, Wiebo Ludwig says he was interrogated for 10 hours after being arrested. Ludwig says the RCMP found his DNA on threatening letters sent to the local media in Dawson Creek.According to Ludwig’s long time friend Richard Boonstra, the RCMP have been searching the Trickle Creek Ranch grounds for items like dynamite, computer parts, pens, papers, envelopes and recordings. Advertisement – For more on the initial police search, Click Here– Wiebo Ludwig appeared on 100.1 Moose FM’s Issues and Answers in October 2009. Click here to listen to the whole show. __– For more on Ludwig’s release, Click Here.– For a Friday afternoon update from Inspector Tim Shields,  Click Here.– For a statement from EnCana Corp., Click Here.– For Dawson Creek Mayor Mike Bernier’s take on this developing story, Click Here.Advertisementcenter_img The RCMP still say the $1,000,000 reward being offered by EnCana has not been claimed and are encouraging anyone with additional information is asked to call the dedicated tip line at 1-866-994-7473. last_img read more


first_imgSome of the world’s top bloggers are coming to Donegal.Ireland will be trending this weekend as Fáilte Ireland provides tailor-made tours of the country for up to a hundred travel and tourism bloggers from over 15 countries who are in Ireland ahead of the TBEX Europe 2013 conference, which takes place next week in the Burlington Hotel Dublin (October 3-4th).It is anticipated these bloggers will be a major boost to Ireland’s profile as a tourism destination – and they are coming to Donegal! While the delegates are here, they will be facilitated in fully experiencing all Donegal can offer by having the opportunity to go on a number of exciting press tours developed by Fáilte Ireland with lots of photo opportunities and great story ideas.The bloggers have an action packed itinerary on their Wild Atlantic Way North West trip (#WAWNorthwest).The travel bloggers will arrive in Donegal on Monday to get a windswept experience of Donegal’s coastline starting with a boat trip around the iconic Sliabh Liag cliffs.Following a light lunch they will then have a guided tour through the Slieve League Cliffs by minibus before heading to the Glencolumcille Folk Village and on to discover Irish culture at Oideas Gael Cultural Centre. Tuesday will see the group depart from Harveys Point for the Inishowen Peninsula and a guided tour of an Grianan of Aileach Ancient Stone Fort departing Burt and driving via Buncrana and Dunree Head through Mamore Gap on to Glenevin Waterfall, Doagh Famine Village to Banba’s Crown and finishing at Malin Head.Fáilte Ireland Head of Operations, Martina Bromley today emphasised “This is a great opportunity to create a major impression to tens of millions of online followers as the TBEX delegates explore Donegal while they are here and share their experiences with the world.“Coming, as it does, against the background of The Gathering, we will be conducting our largest social media marketing campaign and press trips imaginable – to ensure that, as hundreds of travel writers are generating tens of millions of impressions online, the best possible sounds, sights and sensations from around Donegal are transmitted.“TBEX is the kind of conference every destination wants to host; we will have a captive audience of hundreds of the world’s top tourism bloggers giving us the potential to make a massive digital footprint across social media channels.”TBEX, the Travel Bloggers Exchange, is the world’s largest conference and networking event for online travel journalists and travel industry companies, with previous conferences generating some millions of online impressions. This year’s conference will bring over 600 delegates from across the globe and is an excellent opportunity for the Irish tourism industry, trade and travel brands to promote Ireland and engage with the world’s most influential travel bloggers and leading digital content creators.You can follow some of their progress and gauge their impressions by following #TBEXWORLD’S TOP BLOGGERS HEADING TO DONEGAL was last modified: September 29th, 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:bloggersdonegalTBEXlast_img read more


first_imgTHEY have brains to burn and time on their hands and as the old saying goes…time is money!A group of transition year students at Loreto Community School in Milford has set up their very own online sway shop, with the aim of enabling students to buy and sell various items online in safe and secure fashion.The Managing Director of Donegal’s latest business venture is just 15! Student Kate Haley told “We came up with the idea when we realised that we all had exam papers and revise wise books left over from the Junior Cert.“We didn’t know what to do with them. Then we thought about selling them online to other pupils in the school and came up with the idea of a website that enabled us to do so.”Now for €2 per posting, students have been selling everything on the site including games and toys.The site even has its own Finance Director to make sure all those two euro coins are carefully collected! Laura Peoples, told us: “I think everyone is really feeling the strain because of the recession and being able to make money from selling things you don’t want anymore really helps.“Students pay our company €2 and we set up their ad online using the information they’ve given us. It’s hassle free, easy to use and gives people a good way to make money. I think all the students in the school should use it!”With this group of young innovative entrepreneurs driving the company forward, the future looks bright for Loreto Swap Shop.See more at   BRAINS TO BURN, MONEY TO MAKE – TEENS SET UP ONLINE SWAP SHOP! was last modified: January 26th, 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) Tags:Loreto Community School in Milfordlast_img read more


first_imgA Ballybofey woman has been charged with stealing almost €40,000 from her employer over a two year period.Letterkenny courthouse.Christine Griffin, who worked as a book-keeper with a local pharmacy, appeared at Letterkenny District Court this morning. The 47 year old woman is charged with a total of 31 offenses of theft over a two year period.Detective Garda Brendan Regan told the court that he arrested Ms Griffin this morning at Newline Road but she made no reply when the charges were put to her.The court was told that Ms Griffin stole a total of €39,770.30 over a two year period at the pharmacy in Ballybofey.However, over the past year Ms Griffin, of Carrickmagrath, Ballybofey has paid back a total of €19, 110 of the stolen cash to the company.Inspector David Kelly said the Director of Public Prosecutions has agreed to dispose of the case on a plea of guilty.Defense solicitor Patsy Gallagher asked to have the case adjourned until December 17th which Judge Paul Kelly agreed to.DONEGAL WOMAN ‘STOLE ALMOST €40,000 FROM CHEMIST SHOP’ was last modified: October 21st, 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:BallybofeyChristine GriffincourtheftJudge Paul Kellylast_img read more

Discovery Upsets Geological Dating

first_imgFor a long time, geologists have used microscopic crystals called zircons as “time capsules” for dating rock strata.  The tiny crystals are so durable it was believed they were virtually impermeable.  Now, however, inclusions inside the zircons appear to be vastly different in age.  This could have drastic effects on how certain formations are dated. According to Science Magazine News, Earth’s time capsules “may be flawed.”  An Australian team took a look at about 7,000 zircons from the Jack Hills of western Australia, a conglomerate formation containing pebbles that have undergone heavy bouts of metamorphism.  The zircons were thought to be between 2.65 and 3.05 billion years old.  A few had inclusions, and some of the inclusions that were dated using radiometric means came out as young as 800 million years –    the assumed date of the surrounding metamorphic rock. This means that zircons are not as protected from outside influence as thought.  The scientists could find no way in for younger radioactive material to get inside some of the “young” inclusions – no hairline fractures, for instance.  If carried in by fluids, “the fluids may have traveled along defects in the zircon’s crystal structure caused by radioactive decay or along pathways that are either too small to see or oriented such that they’re invisible.” Reporter Sid Perkins described how this finding may “stir people up”: In recent years, some researchers have used analyses of zircons and their inclusions—and in particular, the temperatures and pressures they’ve been exposed to since their formation—to infer the presence of oceans or of modern-style plate tectonics on Earth more than 4 billion years ago, well before previously suspected, Rasmussen says. But based on the team’s new findings, which will be reported next month in Geology, those conclusions are suspect, he notes. Another geologist was even more worried.  “The results ‘suggest that analyses of zircon inclusions can’t be trusted much at all,’ adds Jonathan Patchett, an isotope geochemist at the University of Arizona in Tucson.”  Another geologist was not so pessimistic but warned that use of zircon dating information will have to be done more carefully from now on. How careful is careful enough?  The pathways into the zircons are invisible.  Geologists have had a habit of using the data they like for their preconceived timeline, and tossing out the anomalies.  Well, the RATE team at ICR found plenty of anomalies for them that date these rocks at thousands, not millions of years old (let alone billions).  It’s all published online; go look at it at  If the secular geologists weren’t so wedded to Darwin, they would have to take these anomalies seriously, even if they disagree with the world view of the creation scientists.  (Don’t imagine for a moment that there is such a thing as a scientist without a world view).(Visited 39 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Mercedes-Benz to train auto technicians

first_img“We want to focus on a sound skills base and a pipeline of technically-skilled individuals,” Mangcu said. “The automotive industry is strongly driven by technological advancement, and we have a severe shortage of technical skills.” Each learner will have the opportunity to be mentored by a dealership for four months. During this time they will complete their portfolio of evidence for their final assessments, putting theoretical studies into practise. In a statement this week, MBSA corporate affairs manager Nobuzwe Mangcu said the company shared the concern and commitment of the South African government to educate and equip the country’s youth with skills. MBSA and MerSeta will provide funding of R1.4-million per year, while St Anthony’s staff will provide the training competence for the theoretical part of the programme. 27 January 2012 On the job training Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) is initiating a technical learnership at the St Anthony’s Centre in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg, to help address the shortage of appropriately skilled technicians in the country’s automotive sector. MBSA has enlisted the assistance of their dealer network, which comprises 87 dealerships across the country, to expose the learners to the workplace, and provide on-the-job training. The learners receive a stipend during this practical training phase, which also includes a month’s exposure to Mercedes-Benz’s specialised, product-specific maintenance training. The three-year pilot programme will see MBSA collaborating with the Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Sector Education and Training Authority (MerSeta) and St Anthony’s to provide NQF level three qualifications for an initial intake of 24 learners. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material “This is an example of the private sector partnering with government towards meeting and addressing key challenges for South Africa,” said MerSeta CEO Raymond Patel. “It also contributes to job creation, the enhancement of skills, socio-economic development and enterprise development.” Successful completion of the programme will equip learners with a certificate in automotive repair and maintenance, but the workplace exposure will give them a head-start in their future careers.last_img read more

Highway Bill sent to President Obama

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Senate approved the conference report on the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act, more familiarly known as the Highway Bill. The final legislation is formally titled the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, and will now head to President Barack Obama for signature.Providing funding certainty for road and bridge construction and maintenance was a priority for the American Soybean Association in the legislation, as well as reversing the $3 billion in cuts to crop insurance that were included in the bipartisan budget deal passed in October.“The cut to crop insurance was a dealbreaker for soybean farmers and we’re very relieved to see these cuts reversed,” said Wade Cowan, ASA’s president and a farmer from Brownfield, Texas. “Soybean farmers across the country rely on crop insurance in times of extreme weather to ensure they can stay in business to farm in the coming year. An ill-advised $3 billion in cuts would have severely hobbled the program, and we’re happy to see them reversed.”While pleased with the results of the vote today, Cowan noted that the association would be on the lookout for similar attacks in coming budget discussions.“ASA will continue our opposition to any attempt to cut the farm bill programs in the budgeting process,” he said. “These programs seem to be low-hanging fruit to lawmakers who don’t understand how important they are to the nation’s food producers, and we will continue to fight to make sure they stay whole. We thank Chairmen Roberts and Conaway and Ranking Members Stabenow and Peterson for their continued defense of the farm safety net, and for securing the fix for this most recent grab at the crop insurance program.”With regard to transportation, the multi-year reauthorization provides certainty for state and local governments to maintain and move forward with transportation projects. It provides new flexibilities and streamlines environmental review and permitting processes aimed at accelerating projects. The bill also establishes new national freight policies and programs aimed at improving freight movement and strengthening U.S. economic competitiveness.Unfortunately the bill fails to enable states to allow increased truck weights on federal interstates, after the defeat of an amendment offered by Rep. Reid Ribble of Wisconsin that would have provided states the option to increase truck weight limits on federal interstates.last_img read more

Working with Mike Weinberg

first_imgMany sales organizations have an opportunity creation problem. The biggest change they need to make is the change from vegetarian, non-hunters to proactive hunters.Over the last two days, I had the great pleasure of working with Mike Weinberg. Mike is a good friend. I wrote the foreword to his first book. He referred me to this client (so much for our being competitors, like so many people mistakenly believe).So, without sharing his unique recipe, I want to share some thoughts about Mike and his approach.Mike started his part of our workshop by explaining how and why salespeople fail to create and win new opportunities. Mostly, it is because they have a weak set of beliefs and the poor behaviors that accompany those beliefs. The ten or so points he made were spot on, and they got everyone’s attention. Every head was nodding in agreement that the very list he was reciting was an accurate cause analysis of their challenges.Later, he worked on the strategies and tactics that correct the lack of sufficient activity. Of all the strategies he laid out, time blocking was the one that most resonated with the workshop participants—and with me personally. He made the point that if you don’t control your calendar, you are reactive, and it can make you feel like a victim. Everyone in the room acknowledged that this shift alone would change their results.Mike had two more big sections, one on your sales story, and one on presentations. His segment on sharpening your sales story had me rethinking how you can provide proof of the value you can create during a first call without ever saying a word about you or your company. It’s subtle, and it’s smart. Like much of what Mike and I believe, it’s totally customer-focused.The segment on presentations was an unbelievable collection of stories and worst practices. It was a menu of bad behaviors that most of us are guilty of now or have been guilty of in the past. His recipe for presenting is very much aligned with his New Sales Simplified approach. With two slides, Mike corrected the most egregious mistakes that salespeople commonly make. It’s very prescriptive and, like everything Mike shared, immediately actionable.Mike is an entertaining presenter and facilitator without trying to be. He can get loud and animated when he is passionate about a point, but it’s always funny. His sincerity comes across as humble, and much of his humor is self-deprecating. It reminds me a bit of Columbo, Mike smiling the whole time, downplaying how smart the total approach is, knowing that he’s got you figured out.You don’t want to miss any opportunity to see him speak or attend one of his workshops. You will leave energized and armed to win new sales on the other side. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

CBI opposes bail plea of Ryan accused

first_imgThe CBI on Friday opposed the bail plea of a 16-year-old student accused in the Ryan International school murder case, saying the recent Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) order to try him as an adult “speaks about his mental status and the heinous crime he committed.”The agency contended that the JJB had passed a very reasonable order denying bail to the student, accused of killing 7-year-old Pradhuman Thakur.“The appeal filed by accused for bail may please be dismissed in the interest of justice,” the agency said.last_img