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KI, omardath Maraj for PC tonight – JP to headline Phagwah Mela at…

first_imgAfter a fun-filled day of participating in Holi Celebrations, the action continues at Guyana’s premier entertainment spot, Palm Court for its second annual Colour Festival.Patrons will be fully entertained by former International Chutney Monarchs, Kris Persad popularily known as KI and Omardath Maraj. Last year, the venue was packed to capacity as the then reigning Chutney Monarch, Ravi B took to the stage.This time around, the event is expected to be epic as the artistes promise a night of fun and excitement. Persons will be admitted free before 22:00h after which a fee of 3000 will be charged. Upon entry, patrons will be give free Phagwah powder.In addition, there will be a free tequila happy hour where patrons can pay $1000 for three shots and bucket specials on beers all night long.However, the Guyana National Stadium is expected to be packed to capacity today as Inspire Inc. hosts its annual phagwah Mela.This year, the event will see performances by members of the Shakti Strings Orchestra and after two years of not performing in Guyana, the prince h imself, Prince JP will take to the stage. The host for the program will be party boss, WR Reaz.To add to the excitement, water slides and other fun rides, lots of vegetarian foodstuff and sweets will be available. Admission to the event is absolutely free.last_img read more

Interpreters strike courts in 3 counties

first_imgMore than 400 court interpreters walked off their jobs Wednesday at courthouses in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. The walkout began at 8 a.m. with striking interpreters picketing five Los Angeles County courthouses, blowing whistles and chanting “No equal treatment.” Some of the estimated 75 strikers at the downtown criminal courthouse hoisted signs reading “Interpret this.” County court spokeswoman Patricia Kelly said the walkout wasn’t disrupting court business. “All of our courtrooms are operating normally today and we don’t anticipate anything other than that,” she said. The California Federation of Interpreters, representing the striking workers, said low wages and poor working conditions have led to a shortage of courtroom interpreters. The federation said there is a shortage of 20 to 40 interpreters each day in Los Angeles. Additionally, according to the union, wages are one-third to one-half what interpreters are paid by other employers. “Interpreters have only had two cost-of-living increases in eight years,” federation chief Silvia Barden said in a statement. “We’re excluded from the salary-step system other employees have that provides regular increases based on years of service.” The interpreters, who want a step salary system giving them a 5 percent raise each year for seven years, have been negotiating over pay since May. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Railroad’s fuel lessons pay off

first_imgThe first quarter of 2006 saw Union Pacific haul more freight than a year ago while using roughly the same amount of fuel – a first for the company. The railroad hauled about 2 percent more freight during the first quarter of this year while using 345 million gallons of fuel, which is up only slightly from the 344 million gallons used during last year’s first quarter. Encouraging engineers to change the way they drive is one part of Union Pacific’s efforts to conserve diesel. The railroad also invested in about 1,900 fuel-efficient locomotives since 2000 and overhauled an additional 1,300 of its older units to be more efficient. UBS analyst Rick Paterson said all railroads are taking similar measures because fuel costs can erode profits. The nation’s second-largest railroad, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp., also teaches its engineers techniques to help conserve diesel, spokesman Steve Forsberg said, but it doesn’t offer financial incentives to employees. The Fort Worth, Texas, railroad has also bought more than 2,500 new locomotives over the past few years, Forsberg said. To help recover the soaring cost of fuel, Union Pacific has surcharges in most of its contracts. Still, diesel is a significant expense for the railroad, which last year spent nearly $2.6 billion on fuel and utilities. Union Pacific used about 1.35 billion gallons of diesel in 2005. Railroad customers have complained that the surcharges don’t reflect the costs of individual shipments, and that railroads don’t provide enough information about the surcharge formulas. Kendell Keith, president of the National Grain and Feed Association, testified at the Surface Transportation Board’s recent hearing on surcharges that railroads ought to be more transparent about what the charges are based on and the formulas should be revised. “Some shippers are really being gouged by the structure of these surcharges,” said Keith, who represents about 900 businesses involved in storing and shipping grain. Union Pacific officials maintain that the railroad’s surcharges are not excessive because they recover about 90 percent of the railroad’s costs above 75 cents per gallon. Paterson said that industrywide, railroads recover about 75 percent of their costs when the price of diesel increases. The industry didn’t start adding surcharges until 2002, so any contracts older than that still don’t have them.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! OMAHA, Neb. – When a new Union Pacific engineer starts training, the student practices in a locomotive simulator. At first, a trainer lets the student drive the virtual train 20 miles without much instruction. Then the education begins. The lessons are important because engineers significantly affect how much fuel is burned by the railroad’s 8,000 locomotives. And that adds up quickly, because the railroad burns about 3.25 million gallons of diesel a day. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Brad West and Jay Canaday teach their fellow engineers some techniques that sound familiar to motorists facing gasoline price spikes and concerns about gas mileage. Strategies such as accelerating slowly, limiting time spent idling and trying to anticipate conditions ahead are just as useful on rails as on highways. But the most important lesson for engineers is also one of the simplest: “You let gravity do a lot of work for your train,” West said. Last year, Union Pacific’s program to encourage engineers to conserve fuel helped the railroad save 16 million gallons of diesel and $30 million. And that’s with only about half the engineers participating. last_img read more

Jewish new year a time for reflection, atonement

first_imgWHITTIER – Rosh Hashana, the Jewish new year, begins at sundown Friday, but instead of noise makers and confetti, the holiday is marked by quiet reflection, a local rabbi said. “It’s a time of reflection and seeking forgiveness from those we have wronged throughout the year,” said Rabbi Haim Beliak of Temple Beth Shalom in Whittier. Beliak said his message throughout the 10-day period of Rosh Hashana, or “Days of Awe,” to his temple’s 150-family membership will focus on humility. “Humility is required to ask for forgiveness,” Beliak explained. “It’s very difficult to reconcile with people.” Both men said they expect attendance to be high during Rosh Hashana, with members coming not only from their respective cities, but from surrounding communities in the San Gabriel Valley, including Diamond Bar, Monterey Park and Alhambra. “People feel comfortable coming back to the temple they grew up attending or that their parents or grandparents attended,” Beliak said. A special moment will come Sunday with the blowing of the Shofar, a ram’s horn, symbolizing improvement. Other customs of Rosh Hashana include eating apples dipped in honey for a sweet new year and eating pomegranates for fertility, Beliak said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsYom Kippur, which comes at the end of Rosh Hashana, is for the atonement of sins between man and God. Although Rosh Hashana is about seeking reconciliation and, where possible, righting the wrongs committed against others, it’s not about being perfect, Beliak stressed. “Sometimes there is healing, but it can only happen if the two parties are open with one another and willing to move on,” he said. For Rabbi Sheldon Pennes of Temple B’Nai Emet in Montebello, his message to the temple’s 125 families will be one of reflecting on the year that has passed. “I want them to look at their strengths and weaknesses and acknowledge their sins and resolve not to do them again,” he said. last_img read more

Tivo offers new service to control what kids see

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.TiVo’s KidZone, which is a free service, features a menu of shows recommended by nonprofit organizations focused on children and media. Parents also can add or subtract programs or channels available to their kids. Parents can then enter the regular TiVo menu with a password. TiVo updated the software in its units this summer to include KidZone, and all new devices will carry the feature. It is not available on TiVos built with DirecTV satellite receivers, however. “I know the parents are concerned about all sorts of media,” said Dina Steiner, a minister at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist in Flower Mound, just north of Dallas. She said that as pastor, she will not push a particular product, but the breakfast did give her knowledge to share with parents concerned about controlling what their kids watch. “The more knowledge I have, the more I can help the families in my church,” Steiner said. DALLAS – TiVo is looking to religious leaders to get the word out about a new feature that helps parents control the TV shows their children watch. TiVo officials discussed its KidZone feature Thursday during a breakfast with religious leaders and handed out digital video recorders to ministers and others to try it out. “We know that kids are going to be exposed to the media, so why don’t we take the media on our own terms?” TiVo Inc. Vice President Joe Miller told the group of about 50. A similar gathering was held earlier this week in Atlanta. “This is in response to something we heard from our existing customers,” Miller said. There are almost 5 million TiVo-using households in the U.S., Miller said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Double delight for Finesse Gymnastics Club

first_imgFor Finesse Gymnastics Club, 2019 will be a year that will live long in their memory.The club is used to winning trophies but this year has been exceptional, from winning 5 trophies at Gymnastics Ireland national competition ‘The Floor’ and the senior team being selected to represent Ireland at the World Gymnaestrada in Austria.Picture: Finesse gymnasts Cara and Orla receive their award from Irish gymnastics star Rhys McClenaghan.  This weekend was a double celebration for the club.The junior squad travelled to London to the biggest gymnastics display event in the UK, “The London Festival of Gymnastics”, where they were joined by over 1500 gymnasts from all over the UK and Ireland. They performed their routine ‘In the Game’ to a packed-out arena.Finesse ladies all smiles after picking up trophies at the Gymnastics Ireland National AwardsWhilst the junior squad were away in London two of the senior team gymnasts, Cara Nulty and Orla Lonergan, along with two committee members, Karen Beecroft and Andrea McGettigan, were in Dublin at the Gymnastics Ireland national awards to receive trophies. The club had been voted the best gymnastics display club in Ireland.For a small club from Donegal to win this award is a huge honour and credit to everyone involved at the club. The second award was for the unsung hero which was won by Faye King for her commitment to everything that she does behind the scenes. Ironically Faye was unable to collect her award because she was in London as a club chaperone with the junior squad.Finesse Gymnasts Junior Squad: Jon Antonio Gallagher, Rhianna Friel, Neasa Coyle, Reelan McHugh, Sinead Byrne, Yevis Bella Gallagher, Emma Nestor, Shauna McFadden, Olivia Plumb, Lucy Boyle, Ella Dunne, Jodie Rogers, Doris Maria Gallagher, Orlagh Friel, Angelina McHugh Senior Squad: Amber Beecroft, Ellie King, Cara Nulty, Orla Lonergan, Adele King, Molly Nulty, Sequoya McGettigan, Ellen O’Connell, Ella McBride, Aisling Nulty, Amy Russell, Ruby McBride, Ita McGeeCoachesAmber Beecroft and Ellie KingDouble delight for Finesse Gymnastics Club was last modified: October 21st, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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

Premier League scores: Follow latest updates on talkSPORT Matchday Live

first_img gameday cracker 2 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card no dice deals REVEALED shining tense 2 REVEALED Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Chelsea, meanwhile, can go three points clear of fifth-placed Arsenal with a win at Bournemouth as Tottenham host Watford in an intriguing north London clash.And Southampton take on Crystal Palace in a huge game at the bottom of the top-flight.With all that in store, talkSPORT will be around the grounds from 7pm this evening. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool need to beat Leicester this evening Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Premier League fixtures on Wednesday, January 30Bournemouth 4 (King 2, Brooks, Daniels) Chelsea 0Southampton 1 (Ward-Prowse) Crystal Palace 1 (Zaha)Liverpool 1 (Mane) Leicester 1 (Maguire)Tottenham 2 (Son, Llorente) Watford 1 (Cathcart) LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS Eden Hazard and Chelsea take on Bournemouth tonight huge blow REAL DEAL How to listen live on talkSPORTNatalie Sawyer and Alvin Martin will bring you the latest news and all the goals in our Kick Off Around the Grounds show.Ray Houghton will then be live at Anfield for Liverpool vs Leicester.Tune in at 7pm by clicking below or here for the live commentary stream.You can also listen through the talkSPORT App, on DAB Digital Radio or on MW 1053 or 1089.For more information about how to listen LIVE on talkSPORT click here. Liverpool’s key match with Leicester headlines another midweek night of Premier League action and you can catch all the goals as they go in with talkSPORT.Manchester City’s defeat at Newcastle last night means Liverpool can open up a seven point lead at the top of the table if they can see off the Foxes. Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star whoops last_img read more

Why Liverpool could be without Salah for start of next Premier League season

first_img Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this week Getty Images – Getty 1 LIVE on talkSPORT Liverpool are unlikely to be keen for Salah to be involved in yet another tournament over the summer months.He took part in last summer’s Africa Cup of Nations where Egypt were knocked out at the round of 16 by South Africa.Salah is currently nursing an ankle injury and has been confirmed to miss the Reds’ clash with Crystal Palace on Saturday.Saturday is GameDay on talkSPORT as we bring you THREE live Premier League commentaries across our network As per Olympic football rules, every country can use three players over the age of 23 which means Egypt may look to draft in Salah to boost their chances of winning a medal.If he can be convinced, he would miss all of pre-season as well as the start of the 2020/21 campaign.The Under-23s head coach Shawky Gharib hinted that he would be keen to include the Liverpool forward in his squad next summer.He said: “As an Egyptian, I’m so proud of what he [Salah] is doing with Liverpool. He is an amazing player and makes the whole nation proud.“But it is too early to talk about whether I will pick him to be with us in Tokyo 2020. I will think about the players that my team will need and then I will announce.” Mohamed Salah is one of Liverpool’s best players Fulham vs QPR (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2West Ham vs Tottenham (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTCharlton vs Cardiff (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Arsenal vs Southampton (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Man City vs Chelsea (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTMiddlesbrough vs Hull (Sunday, 12pm) – talkSPORT 2 Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah could miss the start of the next Premier League season… so he can play at the Olympics.Egypt have earned a place at Tokyo 2020, which takes place from July 22 to August 8.The Pharaohs reached the final of the Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations, which secured them a spot at the games.last_img read more

Kieran Tierney links with English giants not worrying Rodgers

first_imgHe said: “All these types of players Kieran, Moussa you see them linked with six, seven clubs so that’s part of the game nowadays.“Their concentration is very much here. They’ve still got a lot of learning and development left in them and they are doing that at one of the great clubs of the world.”He added: “The most important thing for Kieran was getting back fit and for us it is like having a new signing. He’s back training, he played in a practice game there and he looked fantastic.“The time out wasn’t great in terms of missing games but it will do him good because he’s able to repair his shoulder and issue with his ankle. Now he’ll be ready for the second part of the season.” Brendan Rodgers is relaxed over reports linking Kieran Tierney with English giants Manchester United and Chelsea, insisting he has plenty of learning to do with Celtic.The left-back has caught the eye of some of Europe’s top teams but Rodgers’ only focus is helping the Scotland international back from injury.Tierney will return to the squad for Sunday’s Scottish Cup fourth round clash with Albion Rovers.Ahead of the game Rodgers gave transfer updates on Tierney and Kris Commons, as well as confirming January signing Kouassi Eboue will not make his bow this weekend.last_img read more

BE ANTIBIOTIC AWARE: SMART USE, BEST CARE

first_imgAntibiotics save lives and are important tools for treating a number of common bacterial infections.  Nonetheless, at least 30% of the antibiotics used in outpatient settings in the United States are prescribed when they aren’t needed.  Unnecessary use of antibiotics can lead to antibiotic resistance, one of the most urgent public health threats.  This resistance happens when bacteria develop the ability to defeat the drug designed to kill them.   Annually in the US, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are antibiotic-resistant and around 23,000 die as a result.Due to these alarming statistics, the Jackson County Department of Public Health (JCDPH) wants to take time to remind our community of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s annual campaign, “Be Antibiotics Aware: Smart Use, Best Care.”  During Antibiotic Awareness Week, November 12-18, take time to follow these eight ways to stay antibiotic aware:Remember that antibiotics save lives but they aren’t always the answer when you are sick.Antibiotics do not work on viruses (Ex: colds, flus).Antibiotics are only needed for treating certain infections caused by bacteria (Ex: strep throat, E.coli).An antibiotic will not make you feel better if you have a virus.Any time antibiotics are used, they can cause side effects.Taking antibiotics creates resistant bacteria.If you need antibiotics, take them exactly as prescribed.Stay healthy: Clean your hands, cover coughs, and get vaccinated!last_img read more