Chinese to develop Joe Vieira Park into modern facility

first_imgResidents on the western side of the Demerara River and further afield will soon see the development of the Joe Vieira Park at Schoonord into a modern State-of-the-art recreational facility, which will also pay homage to Guyanese culture, according to China’s Ambassador to Guyana, Cui Jianchun.The green space, situated on the West Bank of the Demerara River, was designated a park on March 24, 1982.Ambassador Cui, during an interview with Guyana Times, related that the Chinese Government decided to rehabilitate the Park to create a space for leisure and exercise while upholding the Guyanese culture of camaraderie.One section of the Joe Vieira Park“We are now in the early stage and think we will do it not only to serve the Guyanese people; we think it is for the culture, for the leisure time and exercise of the Guyanese people,” the Chinese diplomat related.“We are in the preliminary stage, we are now trying to make the general plan. We hope that next year the plan should be completed. We are working hard for this park,” Ambassador Cui added.The Joe Vieira Park falls under the control of the National Parks Commission, which was established in March of 1972 to manage, control and develop park areas in addition to working closely with the local government authorities. The National Parks Act of 1977 governs the Commission.The Joe Vieira Park serves to provide an area of relaxation and recreation for the public.Ambassador Cui said, when developed, the Park would be outfitted with exercise areas, proper seating and other modern amenities in keeping with the Government’s idea of developing green spaces. He added that although it would be modernised, the Park would not lose its rustic look.A source from the Region Three (West Demerara-East Bank Essequibo) administration explained that the development was a welcomed one.“We welcome the initiative from the Chinese Government and overall, it would improve the general look of the Region and overall leisure time activities of the citizens in the Region,” the source related.last_img read more

Chinese nationals allegedly wanted for murder charged with illegal entry

first_imgThree Chinese nationals who are allegedly wanted for murder in their homeland were on Friday charged for illegally entering Guyana when they appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.The men, Zhou Ou, Yix Zheny, and Dagvi Wong were charged jointly for the offence which stated that between December 1 and 31, 2018, at Lethem, they entered Guyana illegally by crossing a land frontier and failed to present themselves to an immigration officer.With the aid of an interpreter, the men were sentenced to two months in prison, after which they will be deported.The prosecution contended that the men were nabbed by Police in Lethem on February 5, 2019, and were asked to present their passports.When the officer checked the documents, he discovered that the nationals entered Guyana illegally via a bus from Brazil.Further, when Interpol was contacted, it was revealed that the three men are wanted for murder in China and Brazil.last_img read more

PPP Congress opens today

first_imgThe People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will today open its 31st Congress, at Cotton Field Secondary School, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).This congress opens at a critical time for the party as it is the first congress since the party lost the General and Regional Elections in May 2015. At the event, the Party is expected to elect a new 32-member Central Committee. Among the top runners for governance of the Party are Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, Irfaan Ali, PPP Chief Whip Gail Teixeira, Frank Anthony and Anil Nandall. This congress comes at a critical juncture for the 66-year-old Party as a number of new youthful faces are expected to be elected to the frontline.Opposition LeaderBharrat JagdeoEssential to note is the fact that the frontrunners elected at this congress will be an indicator as to the direction the Party is heading towards for its presidential candidate in 2020. Critical discussions are expected on topical issues affecting the country, along with in-depth analysis of the results of the 2015 elections. Guyana Times understands that a number of delegates arrived from the Diaspora in the United States and Canada for this historic event. Among those who will be attending the opening ceremony today are members of the diplomatic community and the Private Sector.last_img read more

Fort Nelson First Nation wants portion of shale gas royalties

first_imgThe band’s population is small at around 800, but its territory is about the size of New Brunswick and contains three of B.C.’s four shale-gas reserves: the Horn River, Liard and Cordova Basins.The Globe says even if only a handful of the proposed LNG plants are built on the B.C. north coast, the Chief expects a six-fold increase in exploration, drilling, and fracking activity. It adds the First Nation anticipates current environmental impacts will include a loss of groundwater, air pollution from three gas plants, and damage from nearly 80,000 kilometres of seismic cut lines.The paper quotes Chief Gale as saying her band is seeking a balanced, solutions-based approach between environmental protection and job creation. Specifically, the band wants a portion of shale gas royalties, not unlike a condition the Premier has demanded for allowing new pipelines to take Alberta oil to the coast.- Advertisement -The article cites her exact words as ,“We want world-class partnerships to go with those world-class resources.” To read the full Globe and Mail article, click here.last_img read more

‘Brendan Rodgers’ has his resignation letter in his jacket pocket!’ Liverpool fans react to shocking defending

first_imgLiverpool were looking good for a half time lead over Everton, but then with the break looming up cropped their tendency to lose the plot defensively.The Toffees were given too much time to deliver a right wing cross, which Emre Can played into the path of Martin Skrtel, leading to Romelu Lukaku pouncing for an Everton equaliser.Here is how Liverpool fans reacted on social media to the Reds’ first half Merseyside derby calamity.[View the story “Liverpool fans react to Everton equaliser ” on Storify] 1 Liverpool players look dejected after conceding a first half equaliser to Everton last_img

Former stuntman sues Screen Actors Guild

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champAccording to the suit, SAG gave the Department of Homeland Security the confidential information in retaliation for his work lobbying for better working conditions for stunt performers. The DHS sought the information, including life insurance coverage and credit card data, in connection with a sexual harassment lawsuit Davis’ wife, Julia, filed against her supervisor, the suit states. Julia Davis, a former DHS customs and border protection officer and a co- plaintiff in her husband’s lawsuit, had also tried to warn top agency officials to stop alleged terrorists from coming into the United States via Mexico, the suit states. A judge eventually ruled DHS acted illegally and subjected her to unnecessary harassment, and awarded her $225,000, the suit states. Davis has worked on more than 400 films and previously served as a personal secretary to Charlton Heston and Robert Conrad, according to the suit. LOS ANGELES – A former stuntman who has doubled for Tom Hanks and Jack Nicholson sued the Screen Actors Guild for allegedly giving Homeland Security officials private information about him and his wife, who was suing the agency for sexual harassment, court papers obtained Thursday show. B.J. Davis filed the suit Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress and breach of fiduciary duty. Davis, 55, is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages. A SAG representative was not immediately available for comment. In addition to Hanks and Nicholson, he also has doubled for Tommy Lee Jones, Michael Caine and Art Carney, according to the Internet Movie Database. In recent years Davis has worked as a producer and director, the suit states.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

COMMUNITY GAMES FINALS GO ‘SWIMMINGLY’ WELL – IN PICTURES!

first_imgThere was a huge turn-out for the Donegal Community Games Swimming Finals held in the Aura Leisure Centre last weekend.Here is a selection of pictures of the event which went ‘swimmingly’ we’re told! COMMUNITY GAMES FINALS GO ‘SWIMMINGLY’ WELL – IN PICTURES! was last modified: May 24th, 2012 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:Aura Leisure CentreDonegal Community Gamesswimming finalslast_img read more

Juventus legend Marchisio ends his 25-year association with Serie A giants

first_img 1 MARCHISIO’S JUVE CAREER IN NUMBERS Claudio Marchisio has called time on a hugely successful 25 years at Serie A giants Juventus – who have won the title seven years in a row 389 – Appearances for the Bianconeri18th –  Highest capped player7 – Serie A crowns4 – Coppa Italia triumphs1 – Serie B title Non riesco a smettere di guardare questa fotografia e queste strisce su cui ho scritto la mia vita di uomo e di calciatore.Amo questa maglia al punto che, nonostante tutto, sono convinto che il bene della squadra venga prima. Sempre. pic.twitter.com/AoNuiiZ2cS— Claudio Marchisio (@ClaMarchisio8) August 17, 2018Marchisio himself penned an emotional tribute to Juve on his Twitter account, accompanied with a photo of him as a young boy, saying: “I can’t stop looking at this photograph and these stripes on which I wrote my life as a man and a footballer.“I love this shirt to the point that, despite everything, I am convinced that the good of the team comes first. All the time.”center_img Claudio Marchisio has left Juventus, closing the door on a glittering 25-year association with the Serie A giants.The midfielder, who has also played 55 times for the Italian national team, will move on to pastures new after both parties agreed to the termination of the 32-year-old’s contract, which was due to expire in 2020. In a tribute to Marchisio on the club’s website it read: “Twenty-five years have passed since Claudio put on the black and white shirt for the very first time.“He was aged just seven with a mad desire to play for his hometown club and a head full of dreams.“It will be a pleasure to keep following him, whichever shirt he will wear in the future.” Marchisio played 389 times for the Bianconeri, winning seven league titles and four Coppa Italias.The Turin-born player, who suffered a serious knee injury in April 2016 – which consequently him out for six months – made 20 appearances last season.It is believed Marchisio has multiple offers from overseas, including several from the MLS – most notably Montreal Impact.last_img read more

Lazy Sunday on ‘SNL’

first_imgIn case you fell asleep, or figured it was just going to be another re-run, you’re going to regret having missed a seminal moment on “Saturday Night Live.” There haven’t been many in the recent past. But last week, who knew? Andy Samberg, one of those faces you catch in the show’s hip intro, but rarely thereafter, appeared in a digital video clip he’d made of himself and fellow cast member Chris Parnell. The video, which shows the two rapping about seeing “The Chronicles of Narnia,” became an instant hit on the Internet. In the week that followed, more than a million downloads were recorded, the New York Daily News reported. Samberg, 27, learned his craft at NYU’s film school. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake He and two childhood friends won their tickets into the “SNL” studios by writing material for Jimmy Fallon when he hosted last year’s MTV Movie Awards. Fallon talked them up to “SNL” producers. Those two friends, who were later hired as “SNL” writers, helped Samberg and Parnell put together the “Lazy Sunday” video. “It felt like it was so us,” he told the Daily News. “It played really well, and we were just super happy about that.” And so, one suspects, is Lorne Michaels. 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

A’s lose to Angels, cry foul over potential fan interference

first_imgOAKLAND — For the sixth time this season, the A’s arranged a so-called bullpen game. They asked starter Liam Hendriks to go only one inning (seven pitches!) before giving way to a scheduled parade of relievers.It didn’t work Tuesday night. And much of failure in a 9-7 loss to the Los Angeles Angels at the Coliseum can be traced back to an arm that wasn’t scheduled to appear at all. Click here if you have trouble seeing the gallery in your mobile device. A fan in the stands reached …last_img