GWI holiday promotion encourages timely payments

first_imgThe Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) on Friday launched its holiday Slash and Cash promotion that seeks to strengthen the partnership between the company and its customer base.The promotion, which will run from December 11-29, will see customers being given the chance to receive a one-month waiver on their water bill from GWI when they pay off the balance on their account of $15,000 or more.The waiver will be credited to the customer’s account after the billing cycle for the following month. Five five customers from each Regional Office will be randomly selected weekly, via a drawing which will be televised.Managing Director of GWI, Richard Van West-CharlesThe company is also giving back to disconnected customers who will be eligible to receive 50 percent off on their reconnection/replacement fee when they pay 50 percent or more on their outstanding balances.Additionally, customers who pay less than $15,000 to clear their bill will get a chance to win a fabulous prize from GWI. Five customers from each Regional Office will be randomly selected weekly.Five lucky Pensioners who will be randomly selected from each of GWI’s Regional Offices will receive a hamper during the period of the promotion.Speaking at the launch, Managing Director Dr Richard Van West-Charles said that though the promotion is part of the corporation’s responsibility to give back to the community, it also seeks to address consumers who are delinquent in making timely paymentsHe explained that this will turn, “permit us (GWI) to do more because there are many other areas where many of our citizens do not have access to water and water of good quality.”“The hinterland regions have many communities that are taking water from creeks, streams and rivers whose quality of water is not assured, which is an area that we are working very hard to ensure, that the inequities which exist between the coast and the hinterland regions are removed and in this vain, water is one of those,” the Managing Director is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.Dr Charles reiterated that without disciplined payment methods, development within the sector would stagnate, hence the need for customers to pay their bills in a timely manner to ensure that others will receive same quality of service.In addressing the issue of limited access points for payment, Charles announced that customers will soon benefit from an app that will allow them to make payments and view their accounts online. The app created by the utility company is slated to be launched in two weeks.“The app will allow the customers to check their balances and we (GWI) are now in talks with Mobile money Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T) to see how we can connect with them to make it easier for you (public) to pay your bills. instead of going to our offices or bill express among others to pay,” the Managing Director explainedlast_img read more

Province and First Nation to share mine revenue

first_imgThe B.C. government has signed an agreement to share the mineral tax revenue from the Mt. Milligan mine with the McLeod Lake Indian Band.The agreement, signed Wednesday, allows both parties to directly benefit from the development of an environmentally responsible mining project, says B.C. Minister of State for Mining, Randy Hawes. He adds that the government wants to work with other First Nations groups on further mining projects.- Advertisement -The Economic and Community Development Agreement allows First Nations groups to benefit both socially and economically from mining projects on their lands.Negotiations for this type of revenue-sharing arrangement were started by the Province in October 2008 when discussing new mining projects.last_img read more


first_imgHARRY Styles says One Direction are “very sorry” for cancelling a gig at the last minute in Belfast last night leaving scores of Donegal fans devastated.But the band’s two other shows in the city will go ahead as planned.Fans were already inside the city’s SSE Arena when the show was pulled at 9pmafter singer Liam Payne fell ill. That show has been rescheduled for this Friday.Styles told BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans that Payne was “just very very ill”.“It happened so late because we were trying to get on and then it was just impossible,” he said.“We very, very much apologise to everyone.” Disappointed fans booed as staff instructed them to leave the venue and one witness said “hundreds” of girls and women had been left weeping.Concert promoter Aiken PR said: “The show tonight has been cancelled as Liam has taken ill, and whilst not serious, he is unable to perform tonight.”It was the first time in the band’s five-year career that they had been forced to cancel a show.Previously, members had filled in for each other when illness struck.“To be honest, we feel kind of lucky that we’ve got to this point and never cancelled one,” said Styles. “So obviously, we’re all very disappointed and very, very much apologise to everyone who was there.”ONE DIRECTION GIGS TO GO AHEAD, SAYS BAND was last modified: October 21st, 2015 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:BelfastdonegalgigsOne Directionlast_img read more

96-year-old most senior at city’s Senior Games

first_imgBURBANK – When Florence Munson sits down to play bridge this week at the 12th annual Burbank Senior Games, she’ll bring with her more life – and possibly bridge – experience than any of her 27 competitors. At 96, Munson is the oldest of the 300 participants in this year’s event, and she’s been playing bridge since before the stock market crashed in 1929. “To play with her is a challenge. She knows exactly what she’s doing,” said Ruth Grayne, 79, a former bookkeeper from North Hollywood and one of the three organizers of the bridge event. “She’s a gambler. She knows how to play the game.” But Munson is humble and deflects the limelight. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“We’re playing for pure fun,” said Munson, who’s learned how to hold firm to her 13-card hand while being careful not to inflame her arthritic fingers. “I love it. I get out. I love people who play bridge.” The games, which include bowling, cribbage, a fun walk, golf, horseshoes, pool and softball, begin Monday and end Saturday. Munson became the oldest contestant – who actually put an age down on the entry form – after 101-year-old Theodore Muller, a longtime bowler, had to back out. “I broke my hip,” said Muller, a retired gardener, from his Sun Valley home, where he was recovering with the aid of a caretaker. “Maybe I can start up again in September. You have to get your balance.” He wished Munson luck. “That’s pretty nice,” he said when told she was the oldest member of the senior games this year. “Keeps her mind going. You’re lucky if you get that old.” The senior games have been held for the past 15 years, and organizer Gayle Migden is impressed by the large number of seniors, some in their 80s and 90s and all over 55, who participate. She’s especially pleased to see Munson in top form. “It’s remarkable,” Migden said. “She’s a wonderful, nice, nice lady.” Munson is a Long Beach native whose mother was a homemaker and whose father worked in the Navy shipyards in Wilmington during World War I. During the early 1920s, her family moved to the Crescenta Valley. She was in the first class of students at what was then known as Glendale Junior College before going on to the University of California, Los Angeles, then dropping out in her senior year and getting married. Early on, she had dreams of becoming a chemist. She was good at math and science. She was married once, for 20 years, before getting divorced. She bore two sons, one who died in the 1970s and one who is a businessman in Massachusetts. Munson, a retired Burbank school day-care instructor, has had a passion for cards since she first saw a pick-up game during her stint at Glendale Junior College in 1927. Over the years, she developed a keen sense of strategy and a great poker face, relying on her sharp wit and memory to defeat her competitors. As for the Senior Games, she said she hopes for the best. “I’ve always enjoyed cards,” she said. “It’s luck, luck. Luck and skill.” (818) 546-3306160Want 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

These stats show just how incredible Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is

first_img204 – Sergio Aguero is Manchester City’s all-time leading goalscorer with 204 goals; 27 more than any other player for the club. Legend.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 21, 2018The striker achieved the feat as leading Manchester City goalscorer in November 2017 and he’s kicked on since. Is Aguero the club’s greatest ever player? Manchester City fans far and wide would have rejoiced at the news that Sergio Aguero has agreed a one-year contract extension, keeping him at the club until 2021.If he sees out the deal this means he will have been at the club for ten years, so we had a look at the incredible numbers behind his excellent career at the club just to appreciate how good he really is. Sergio Aguero: Since joining Manchester City in 2011, @aguerosergiokun has had a direct hand in more Premier League goals (183 — 146 goals, 37 assists) than any other playerFor more player stats —— (@WhoScored) September 21, 2018This stat speaks for itself. 146 goals and 37 assists in seven and a bit seasons at Manchester City.Not only is he a club legend, he is a Premier League legend. 36 – Since the start of his first season at Manchester City, Sergio Aguero has scored 36 more goals than any other player in the @premierleague (146 goals); with Harry Kane (110) scoring the next most. Exceptional.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 21, 2018This is Aguero’s eighth season at Manchester City so 146 goals for City is a decent return when you also consider the Argentine has had 13 injuries as a City player.They have not been big injuries but they will have disrupted his campaigns. Harry Kane is second on that list with 110 and it remains to be seen whether he will do it as quickly as Aguero. 9 – Sergio Aguero shares the record for the most hat-tricks for a single club in the @premierleague (9 for Manchester City) – level with Alan Shearer at Blackburn Rovers (also 9). Treble.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 21, 2018If you’re sharing a goalscoring record with the great Alan Shearer then you’re doing well!And with three years left on his contract at City, there’s every chance Aguero will get the most hat-tricks for a single Premier League club.last_img read more


first_imgEVERYBODY CHASES NOEL IN EVERBODY PLAYS FOR JIMMYHERE’S the legendary Noel Sweeney as you’ve never seen him before – getting chased by hundreds of Donegal-mad GAA girls for a new video supporting the county team!The Swilly Drive boss was filming scenes for the video for the song ‘Everybody Plays For Jimmy’ at O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny.The Ladies GAA U-12 development squad was there having a blitz – and were soon recruited as extras! Orgaanisers are asking anybody interested in taking part in the ‘Everybody plays for Jimmy’ Donegal song and YouTube video to be released this coming week to submit photographs or short (5-15seconds) dvd/video footage of ALL THINGS DONEGAL by Monday morning (4th Sep) 11am, to B Carr, at will then be short listing the happier, snappier more colourful shots/vids for inclusion in the final edit, sung by local artists including Noel of course, Trevor Loughrey, (and starring Alma Kavanagh as ‘Granny’ amongst other future screen stars!) to be broadcast mid-week under the title ‘Everybody plays for Jimmy – Up Donegal!’What they are looking for…..Choruses: Video compilations of children/gangs/groups miming the words in specific locations, such as schools, pitches, shops, streets, beach, wherever to be mixed with photographs of supporters dressed in donegal colours etc. Verse 1:Pub photographs and videos (adults) in green and goldVerse 2:Grandmothers, bingo-ladies, dinner-ladies, shoppers, more grandmothers! (in green and gold)Verse 3: Kids kids and more kids, families, football pitches, sports groups (gymnasts, footballers, cyclists etc) in green and gold.Get going for Donegal!NOEL GETS READY FOR THE SCENE!THE EXTRAS FOR THE VIDEO SHOOT FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTYNOEL GETS CHASED IN NEW ‘EVERYBODY PLAYS FOR JIMMY’ ALL-IRELAND VIDEO was last modified: September 2nd, 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:NOEL GETS CHASED IN NEW ‘EVERYBODY PLAYS FOR JIMMY’ ALL-IRELAND VIDEOlast_img read more


first_imgA draft report reviewing Wind Energy Guidelines is expected before the end of the year, Cllr. Terence Slowey has revealed.The Department of the Environment said that the previous guidelines from 2006 are outdated because of evolutionary issues.The issue of windfarms has divided communities across Donegal. Cllr. Slowey told members of the Planning and Economic Development Strategic Policy Committee during the week that the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) will also produce a report on wind turbines. The report will specify three areas: noise, proximity and shadow flicker.The Director of Planning for Donegal County Council said that the council is carrying out a Landscape Character Assessment, a Seascape Assessment and a Historical Landscape Assessment of the County.Cllr. Slowey said that the Wind Energy Guidelines report and the Planning Assessments will be considered by the 29 elected members under their review of the Wind Energy County Development Plan.NEW WIND ENERGY GUIDELINES ON THE WAY – CLLR. SLOWEY was last modified: September 16th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Cllr Terence SloweyPlanning and Economic Development Strategic Policy CommitteeWind energylast_img read more


first_imgMORE than 1,000 republicans came out to remember Ireland’s patriot dead at the annual Drumboe Commemoration in Stranorlar.The huge parade was led by a colour party in Cumann na mBan style uniforms to mark the centenary of the foundation of the republican women’s organisation.Sinn Féin’s candidate for the European election Cllr Matt Carthy, the main speaker at the event, told the crowd that Sinn Féin is about realising the vision of 1916 and making the noble ideals contained in the Proclamation a reality for Irish people. Cllr Carthy said: “We want a society and an economy run democratically in the interests of all our citizens. We seek to undo what James Connolly predicted would be the ‘carnival of reaction’ initiated by Partition. Like Connolly, we wish to see the ‘reconquest of Ireland by the people of Ireland’. In other words we want a real republic where the citizens and not vested interests — whether in politics, banking, the institutions of state, foreign governments or the EU — are in control.“We believe, like the Proclamation stated that the ‘wealth of Ireland belongs to the people of Ireland’ and that our natural resources should be exploited in the interests of Irish citizens not transnational corporations.“Our vision is of a New Republic for the 21st century, which – like the Proclamation of 1916 – guarantees religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities for all citizens; cherishes all the children of the nation equally and is anti-sectarian.“This means equal rights for those in same sex relationships, ethnic minorities and those of all creeds and none. Irish people have faced a considerable period of economic hardship. Hundreds of thousands are unemployed. Many more are struggling to survive. Highly educated, intelligent young people are leaving the country as emigration continues to be used by the Irish Government as a safety valve.” He said that in the Six Counties, the British Conservative party policy threatens to destroy the economy through the imposition of a savage cut to public funding.“Meanwhile the Fine Gael/Labour Government have broken virtually all their election promises and imposed a brutal austerity agenda which is hurting hard working families, while the wealthiest sections of society are protected. Irish citizens have been forced to witness the spectacle of an Irish government acting as a mere agent for the EU and IMF in Ireland,” said Carthy.“In the Dáil Sinn Féin has put forward realistic alternative policies that are all about fairness.“Our focus on job creation, stimulating the economy, fair taxes, and debt restructuring is about protecting public services and those on low and middle incomes.“If you, like me, believe that the answer lies in a strengthened Sinn Féin mandate then I am asking you to make sure that May’s elections prove to be another watershed for the republican struggle. “Sinn Féin is not interested in winning seats for the sake of it. We seek political office only in order to bring about change in our country and in the lives of citizens.“Elections are simply a moment in time; but sometimes they can be pivotal moments. I think that we are on the cusp of one of those pivotal moments. Let us seize it – let’s build on it – and let us take power on this island for the ordinary men and women who have been abandoned by other political parties.“Most importantly let us commit ourselves to never abusing or corrupting that power like others have done.”He added: “Let us go from here today even more determined than ever to build the republic.” CARTHY LEADS DRUMBOE MARTYRS COMMEMORATION was last modified: April 21st, 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:commemorationdrumboe martyrslast_img read more

Renewal of acquaintance as unbeaten Vipers SC host Express FC

first_img Tags: Express FCGeorge SsemwogerereHalid lwaliwatopUganda Premier Leaguevipers sc Vipers SC are the only side not to lose a game this season. (PHOTO/Vipers SC)Uganda Premier League Vipers SC vs Express FCSt. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende Saturday, 12-10-2019 @3pmKITENDE – Vipers SC will take on Express FC in one of the six Uganda Premier League matches to be played on Saturday afternoon.Despite both clubs taking different directions in terms of ambition in the last few years, the rivalry between both sets of fans has grown with time.It reached it’s peak in 2017/18 when Vipers thumped Express 5-0 at Kitende yet the latter was embroiled in a relegation battle.It is something the Red Eagles’ faithful did not take lightly and even up to date, still hold that memory frsh in their minds.When a first ball is kicked on Saturday, the two sides will very much want to win the game so as their fans enjoy the bragging rights early in the season.Vipers have so far been the team to beatg this season.Despite not sitting top of the pile, Edward Golola’s side are yet to lose a game and comfortably sit 4th with 14 points from six games. They are just 5 (points) behind leaders BUL FC who have played three more games.They have won both of their last two games on the trot, defeating both Proline and Police FC.For Express, they have also won their last two game in the league as they beat Police and Kyetume FC.They seem to be slowly picking form after a slow start that saw them win just one of their opening 7 games.The Red Eagles occupy 8th currently and can jump into 5th with victory over the venomsExpress FC are currently 8th on the standings.What they are saying ahead of the gameHalid Lwaliwa, Vipers SC captain“The League is getting tighter with each game.“Every team comes with an aim of picking results and we have to do everything right to score goals because it is the only way we can win.“We have to show hunger and urgency and pick maximum points because that ia the most important thing for us if we are to win on Saturday.George Ssemwogerere, Express FC head coachWe are ready the boys are in good shape and the morale is high so we expect to have a good game.I have no problem with Vipers’ form and being unbeaten but what I need from my players is to do what they are supposed to do we shall have a good game and a win against Vipers.Team newsVipers will be with out Allan Kayiwa who travelled to Ethiopia with the Uganda Cranes. Innocent Wafula is fully fit having missed the last game due to flue. Brian Nkuubi picked a fever and is doubtful for this clash. However Frank ‘Zaga Tumwesigye, Karim Watambara, Ibrahim Tembo, Bobos Byaruhanga , Ashraf Muguma and Rahmat Ssefuka are available for selection. Henry Kitegenyi is still waiting to make his debut for the Venoms since joining from Big league outfit Plascon Kansai.Express will be without Mathias Muwanga (Back), Emmanuel Baffoe (thigh) and Cyrus Kibande (Ankle). Who are all injured. Andrew Kiwanuka will require a late fitness test after injuring his foot prior to the Kyetume game. Tony Kyamera will come back after recovering from a knock against Kyetume and midfield duo Dennis Sserukwaya and Lawrence Kigonya will also be available after serving their one-match bans for accumulated yellow cards.Match Facts This will be 19th meeting between the two sides since October 2010.In the past 18 meetings, the Venoms have been dominant, winning 9, Express 2 whilst the other 7 all ending in draws.Vipers come into the game unbeaten in their last five meetings with Express (W3 D2).Last season, Vipers took four points off the Red Eagles including a 2-0 victory in the reverse fixture.The other games on Saturday @4pm-Bright Stars vs Kyetume FC-Busoga United vs Police FC-Maroons FC vs SC Villa-URA FC vs Mbarara City FCComments last_img read more

Calls for Govt to make serious investment in abuse survivors

first_imgThe leader of a network of survivors of institutional child abuse has called on the Government to invest more time and money in helping thousands of her fellow victims.On Saturday, a few hundred people – survivors, advocates and voluntary and statutory service providers – met in Trinity College Dublin to discuss what they call Ireland’s lifelong responsibility to the survivors of institutional abuse.Carmel McDonnell Byrne of the Christine Buckley Centre was speaking at a conference marking the 20th anniversary of the then Taoiseach Bertie Ahern’s apology for the State’s failure to protect children from all forms of abuse. On 11 May 1999, following the broadcast by RTÉ of the documentary series States of Fear, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern apologised on the State’s behalf, saying the Government believed the victims had been gravely wronged and that the Government “must do all we can now” to overcome the lasting effects of their ordeals.The conference was told by Ms Byrne, who represented the organising committee, that despite being innocent children, they had become numbers who were battered, brutalised, degraded, sexually abused, name-called, starved and worked from dusk until dawn, while no-one really “gave a damn” about them.She said that through self-advocacy in centres like her own, survivors had discovered their own skills and talents which they were never able to even dream about.She urged the State’s policy-makers and Government to be more mindful and compassionate and to reach out to help the most vulnerable to have a decent quality of life for the rest of their days. “Time and money has to be invested,” she added. “We deserve that.”Mrs Byrne urged the Government to establish a free genealogical service which would use DNA to help survivors to find their parents and siblings from whom they had been removed, frequently involuntarily.Calls for Govt to make serious investment in abuse survivors was last modified: May 12th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

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