Ranks of the Guyana Police Force have arrested another 31 persons, this time from the East Bank and West Bank of Demerara, as they continue efforts to restore law and order throughout the country.This recent ‘Operation Restore Order’ was executed on Sunday morning, during which the ranks conducted a number of cordon and search exercises in Divisions ‘A’ (EBD) and ‘D’ (WBD).The pre-dawn simultaneous operations — which involved more than 190 ranks, inclusive of senior officers — were carried out in the villages of Kaneville and Diamond on the East Bank, and Westminster and La Grange on the West Bank.Among the items recovered were: two flat screen televisions; a DVR; a TechnicalSome of the items which were found during the raidPro music box; a Motorola handset; 15 cellular phones; a Technical Pro 1200-watt amplifier; two video cameras; a Toshiba laptop; two car rear view mirrors; a vehicle headlight; a desktop computer; monitor; 1500 grams of cannabis; a tablet; a toy gun; two digital scales, and $207, 740 cash.Following the raids, a total of 31 persons, inclusive of three females, were arrested for various offences, ranging from possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking to robbery under arms to unlawful possession and to wounding.The Police have said there were no incidents during the exercise.Sunday’s raids followed a similar operation conducted on October 13, during which 38 persons, including one female, were arrested in Georgetown and on the East Coast of Demerara. Those raids were centred in the East La Penitence Station District, which includes Guyhoc Park and part of Sophia, Greater Georgetown; as well as in Beterverwagting (BV) and in Sophia, Greater Georgetown, on the East Coast.
First Nations leaders visited a natural gas excavation site, and government and industry staff went to the Charlie Lake Cave where there are paintings up to 11,000 years old.The First Nations LNG Summit is designed to give First Nations the information they need when it comes to making decisions surrounding LNG development.The summit continues tomorrow and Wednesday where delegates are going to be participating in workshop sessions, and keynote discussions.- Advertisement –
DONEGAL athletes are being invited to take part in an open meet at Templemore Sports Complex in Derry this Sunday, starting at 10am.All the details are in the poster below: MAJOR ATHLETICS MEET AT TEMPLEMORE was last modified: January 9th, 2013 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:MAJOR ATHLETICS MEET AT TEMPLEMORE
The RNLI are holding a Boat Run tomorrow Sunday from Mountcharles to Mullinasole.by Paul O’ SullivanThe flotilla will leave the Big Pier at 3pm to arrive at the Mullinaole Pier. The event is open to all vessel; canoes, kayeks, rowing boats, dingies, half deckers etc.The Mountcharles and Inver Rowing clubs are participating.Those taking part are reminded that lifejackets MUST be worn.Please support the RNLI Lifeboats who have had one of their busiest summers ever including our local lifeboat in Bundoran. CALM WEATHER FORECAST FOR RNLI BOAT RUN was last modified: September 6th, 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:boat rundonegalRNLI
A ferry packed with passengers had a bizarre stand-off with a huge basking shark.The Tory Island ferry docks in the harbour.The ocean giant came face-to-face with the Tory Island ferry off the coast of West Donegal and refused to budge.The boat had to cut off its engines as it made its way out of Tory Island harbour on its way to Magheroarty Pier. The shark, which measured up to 5 metres long, stubbornly refused to swim out of the ferry’s way.The basking shark had been swimming around the harbour for up to two hours before the encounter.The ferry was full of day-trippers to the remote island and other islanders on their way out to the mainland.A basking sharkAmong the passengers on board the ferry was the King of Tory Island, Patsy Dan Rodgers. King Patsy said “It was a huge creature and very stubborn. It just refused to get out of our way.“It was great for the children because they got to see the shark up very closely.“It eventually gave in and swam away but it certainly took its time.”Hundreds of the creatures, which survive on microscopic plankton, have arrived in Irish waters with many off the coast of Donegal.Emmett Johnston, who runs the Basking Sharks Study project said it is the greatest number of sharks in Irish waters since 2010. It has been the perfect year to set up the Basking Shark Summer Camp which saw a group of secondary school pupils get up close and personal with the creatures.FERRY IN BIZARRE STAND-OFF WITH HUGE BASKING SHARK was last modified: August 11th, 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:basking sharkferryTory Island
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest National Farm Safety and Health Week is September 18 to 24, 2016. This annual promotional week commemorates the hard work, diligence, and sacrifices made by our nation’s farmers and ranchers. The 2016 safety theme is “Farm safety – A legacy to be proud of.” From a safety professional’s perspective, the term “sustainable agriculture” takes on a whole different meaning than that talked about by lawyers, tax advisors and insurance agents. Estate transitions and succession planning are management tools that can leave a lasting legacy for the next generation. Safety advocates believe that working safely and being conscientious of best management practices, are other ways to leave a legacy for the next generation of farmers.I have often said, it’s difficult to determine where the backyard ends and the barnyard begins. This phrase helps illustrate to many rural and non-rural people the struggle that we have in agriculture to separate the home place from the work site. This gray area of separation often makes the farm work environment very different from other occupations. And from a risk assessment point of view, it is more challenging to manage. Farming is hazardousAgriculture is one of the most hazardous industries in the U.S. Fatalities occur at a higher rate in agriculture than most other industries. Farms are only one contributor to the total agricultural industry, other contributors include forestry and commercial fishing. When all agricultural-related occupations are grouped together, that’s how agriculture quickly surpasses other professions. The Department of Labor estimates the fatal injury rate in the agricultural industry is eight times higher than all other industries. In 2014, the agricultural sector reported 24.9 deaths per 100,000 full-time workers compared to 3.3 reported in the all-other industry category. And this trend is similar for workplace injuries. Ohio farm fatalities are nearing an all-time lowWhile neighboring states are reporting an increase in fatalities, Ohio statistics are going in the opposite (and more positive) direction. Ohio fatalities and injuries have steadily decreased in the last five years. This trend is one to celebrate.Data collected by The Ohio State University Agricultural Safety & Health Program reports Ohio agricultural fatalities have gone from 27 deaths in 2006 to 11 in 2014. Even with this decrease, tractors and farm machinery are the largest factors contributing to these deaths. There were 14,344 agricultural-related claims submitted to the Bureau of Workers Compensation program for the years 1999 though 2008. Sprains and strains were the most frequent injury type, with upper extremity injuries being the most frequent body part affected. Managing the risks on Ohio farmsFrom a safety standpoint, managing safety and health risks in an agricultural operation can be similar to other businesses. There are equipment hazards, electrical hazards, liabilities, insurance issues, and environmental exposure to noise, dusts, and extreme temperatures. There are personal protective equipment (PPE) products like gloves, respirators, safety glasses, and harnesses available to protect the worker while in high exposure environments. Engineering controls like Roll Over Protective Structures (ROPS), shields, guards, and safety shut-off switches are other safeguards to protect the employee during equipment operation. There are also public policies in place that may affect certain environmental practices, hiring conditions, or road transport restrictions. When safety practices are put into place, they also have an opportunity to positively affect the business’s bottom line. Fewer work-related claims can mean less time off work for injuries and doctor appointments, and promotes more productivity on the farm. Prevention can include elements from the Three EsFarm families and employees can work together to protect against hazards, by using the “Three E Approach.” When they do this, they are also making a commitment to remain a sustainable business. Everyday routines for farm families to follow are:Education: Teach everyone the safe way to work, and attend training programs whenever they are offered to improve knowledge of farm hazards.Engineering: Keep shields and guards in place, and don’t disable or tamper with the built-in safety devices on powered equipment. Also, install ROPS and seatbelts on all open-stationed farm tractors, and use the ROPS and seatbelts that are sold on modern day tractors and larger horse-powered lawn and garden mowers.Enforcement: Even while the farm may not have an OSHA obligation or Department of Labor inspectors visiting on a regular basis, it’s a good idea to have rules in place for everyone to observe. Employer rules for ensuring workplace safety practices are followed can be developed and carried out with minimum distraction to the overall daily routine. These rules can save a farm from costly litigation in the event that a workplace injury does occur.A commitment of farm owners to improve the workplace safety record is also making a commitment to remain a sustainable business for the future. That is why practicing farm safety is leaving a legacy for others to follow. And just like the 2016 slogan states, a legacy to be proud of. Dee Jepsen, Associate Professor for Agricultural Safety and Health, can be reached at (614) 292-6008 or Jepsen.firstname.lastname@example.org. This column in provided by the OSU Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering.
How to install dense-packed celluloseThe cellulose video features Bill Hulstrunk and Chris White, two experts from National Fiber, a manufacturer of cellulose insulation. Among the questions answered in the video:What tool is best for cutting InsulWeb fabric — scissors or a utility knife?What’s the maximum recommended spacing between staples?What are the minimum specs for an air compressor used to power a pneumatic stapler?How can you tell whether damp-spray cellulose was installed with too much water?If studs are spaced 24 inches on center, is it still possible to install cellulose insulation behind InsulWeb? Subscribe to GBA to enjoy all of the benefits of GBA Pro membershipThe two new videos are available to all GBA readers — even those who aren’t GBA Pro members.However, many other GBA videos are only available to GBA Pro members. To enjoy all of the benefits of GBA Pro membership, subscribe to GBA Pro today or try our 14-day free trial.Here are the links to the two new videos:Dense-packed celluloseDuct Sealing and Leak Testing GBA has released two new videos: one on installing dense-packed cellulose in stud cavities, and the other on sealing duct seams with mastic.Both videos were recorded in March 2013 at NESEA’s Building Energy 13 conference in Boston. How to seal duct seamsThe duct sealing video features Eric Wilder and Will D’Arrigo, two experts from the Conservation Services Group. Among the questions answered in the video:Are any tapes durable enough for duct sealing?When should I use mastic, and when should I use tape?When should mastic be applied with a paint brush, and when should it be applied with a trowel?Can I use a fog machine for duct leakage testing?
Create organic flying liquid blobs in this After Effects Video Tutorial.Giving your 2D designs an organic feel can make your animations look much more professional. The most common way to make your design more natural is through a process called secondary animation. In short secondary animation is animation that happens between the start and end keyframe of any given shape movement. The technique uses Newtons laws of motion to visual display inertia.In the following tutorial by PremiumBeat blogger Evan Abrams we will take a look at how to make a flying liquid blob that utilizes secondary animation to make a visually captivating animation. The video covers:Auto OrientingShape LayersKeyframesIf you are still interested in making your 2D animations look more realistic check out our post on secondary animation, or if you want to take your After Effects skills to the next level look through the After Effects section of our blog where you can find many more helpful tutorials.This video was first shared by Evan Abrams on his Youtube Channel. You can get the project file download link there. Thanks for sharing Evan! Check out more tutorials from Evan Abrams on the PremiumBeat blog.Have any tips for creating realistic 2D animations in After Effects? Share in the comments below.
A fugitive bank dacoit, Babu Naik, was killed in an exchange of fire with the police in Odisha’s Ganjam district on Tuesday. Naik escaped from police watch on November 25 while undergoing treatment at MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur. Five policemen, including a havildar and four constables, were suspended for his escape. Naik was arrested for his involvement in a dacoity at the Buguda branch of Utkal Grameen Bank on May 24, 2017. He had earlier escaped from the Bhanjanagar sub-jail on September 11 this year. On October 9, he landed in police net when some bombs with him exploded after his bike met with an accident near Bhanjanagar.“On Tuesday, Naik, along with his accomplice Tapan Jena, was tracked down near Bantha village. Both of them were injured in the exchange of fire with the police. Naik succumbed to his injuries while being shifted to Berhampur for treatment and his aide was arrested in an injured condition,” said Berhampur Additional SP Santanu Dash. Two pistols were seized from them.Highway robbers held In another incident, Anant Kumar Machhua of Nayagarh district, the kingpin of a highway robber gang that had escaped with a truck loaded with foreign liquor, was arrested after an exchange of fire in the Khallikote police station area. Nine members of the gang were also arrested and ₹ 17 lakh worth looted liquor was seized.
Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC And with the top four seeds still up for grabs, Bolts head coach Norman Black knows they’ll have to make the most of having their fate still in their hands.“I think you need at least eight wins to get the twice-to-beat advantage and we still have two games left and there’s a lot of teams fighting so this is the time of the conference when you need to win games,” said Black.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMeralco owns a 7-2 record and will look to book that eighth win today in the duel against the Batang Pier, who are already out of the quarterfinals picture after slipping to a 3-7 record.“That’s really the goal this conference, to try to get that twice-to-beat advantage because that’s the incentive,” said Black, whose team sits at second spot behind Ginebra’s 8-2 record. LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ Meralco looks to punch its twice-to-beat ticket in the quarterfinals of the PBA Governors’ Cup as early as possible and hopes it can do so Friday against GlobalPort at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT So, Ding go through tiebreaks BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next View comments LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary The top four teams of the tournament at the end of the elimination round will have twice-to-beat boosts in the quarterfinals. And although the Bolts have a lofty slot, defending champion San Miguel Beer, NLEX, and TNT all have 7-3 records, and can bump off Meralco from its perch.In a conference where a win or a loss can drop a team several spots down the standings, Black knows he has his work cut out for him against GlobalPort, which is hoping to exit the season with a win.In the other matchup, Star will look to bounce back after losing to TNT, 104-99, on Sept. 17 as the 5-4 Hotshots look to add another loss to Kia’s 0-10 slate.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.