As the row between the Georgetown Mayor and City Council (M&CC) and the vendors continues, vendors are yet again dissatisfied with the relocation system. However, Town Clerk Royston King is confident that the system is fair.Vendors are complaining about the slow pace of the system of relocation is going.“I am out here since 7:00am and can’t get through yet,” a vendor told this newspaper at 16:30h.The town clerk indicated that the process was moving at that pace since the council is trying to ensure the process is “fair to everyone”.On the other hand, some vendors are contending that there may be some biasness in the allocation process since a number of persons are going to the Market Clerk subsequent to them and are given spots even as they wait.However, the Town Clerk in contesting this argument noted that the council is operating in phases to relocate the vendors to the temporary location beginning with the 133 vendors. He added that the 133 vendors have been registered with the market and Council and are known to the council to do business in that area.“The council has a register and we are working with it. That register is managed by the Market Clerk and I am confident that she will do a job that is fair,” King told this publication.He acknowledged that the Council has a huge problem with unregistered vendors, who are now coming forward to claim spots ahead of those registered.According to him, the council will give preference to the 133 registered vendors and will also accommodate a few from America Street.“There are some we will allow to remain back down to the Water Street area in a more organised manner but right now we are dealing with the vendors around the Stabroek Market Square.”The Town Clerk noted that he is happy about the temporary location and is encouraging patrons to support this move.Even as this is being done, some vendors are still not pleased with the new arrangements.One vendor who sells drinks said the new arrangements are not financially feasible for his business.“This location is a waste of time because we depend on people who travel with public transportation to support us and if we go there nobody will come there to buy a drink and go back,” the upset vendor complained.Prior to the relocation, over 400 vendors had plied their trade in the Stabroek Market area, however the new location can only accommodate 150 tents—at a squeeze at that.Vendors are aware that the space is insufficient to facilitate them but King said the Council is trying to facilitate as many vendors as possible.“We will accommodate as many as we can but when we reach that bridge we will cross it,” he said.According to vendors, they are faced with two alternatives if not awarded a spot – they will go back to their old spots or look for other work.One vendor contended that the City Council is taking away his honest means of making a living, noting that he is disappointed.“They putting we out of honest living,” the man said.Over the past week, vendors operating in the vicinity of the Stabroek Market Square were engaged in heated confrontations with M&CC after word surfaced that the council will be relocating them to facilitate works on the area for the 50th Anniversary of Guyana’s Independence.The relocation is said to be temporary.Meanwhile President David Granger on Friday called on the Council to hasten its efforts to prepare and provide an alternative location for the vendors.
“I don’t really have any, to tell you the truth,” he said when asked to comment on his performance which earned him the citation as the game’s best player. “I’m just trying to do my job. I’m just trying to take what comes with it, and also hoping its a ‘W.’”“The thing with me is—one point, 15 points; two rebounds, 10 rebounds, nothing—it’s all the same to me,” he added. “The only difference is the W and that’s all I care about.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsReavis’ performance in Magnolia’s Game 3 win at the Big Dome was a vast improvement from his showing in the prior contest, where he ended up scoring only two points and grabbing six rebounds.Compounding matters for him was that the Hotshots took a lopsided 108-101 loss. NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption PLAY LIST 02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ The Witcher series prompts over 500,000 reprints of Andrzej Sapkowski’s books Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eduard Folayang gets new opponent for ONE Manila card Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard LeBron James stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting Pagadian on tighter security for 100,000 expected at Sto. Niño feast Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption LATEST STORIES Cardiff fetes Etheridge Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Rafi Reavis played his best game in the PBA Philippine Cup Finals on Sunday night, logging a double-double in an 86-82 Game 3 win to help Magnolia seize a 2-1 lead over four-time defending champion San Miguel Beer.Having been through 17 seasons and notching 11 championships along the way, Reavis has seen a lot and said he cares only about notching one statistic: a win.ADVERTISEMENT For coach Chito Victolero, though, Reavis is one of the team’s barometers for winning.“He’s our veteran and he’s the best matchup for June Mar (Fajardo) and Arwind (Santos),” he told reporters during the post-game interview. “Whenever Rafi gives us a good game, we have a good chance [at winning].Aside from Reavis’ 16-point, 15-rebound Game 3 line was his defense against the five-time Most Valuable Player Fajardo, who ended up with just 17 that night after scoring 35 in Game 1.ADVERTISEMENT
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has sent a message of congratulations to the government and people of the Federative Republic of Brazil on the auspicious occasion commemorating the 193rd Independence Anniversary of that country on September 7, 2015.In her message to her Brazilian counterpart, Her Excellency Madam Dilma Rousseff, President Johnson Sirleaf extended heartfelt felicitations and best wishes to the Government and People of the Federative Republic of Brazil on behalf of the Government and People of Liberia and in her own name.“As you commemorate this day, the Government and People of Liberia wish to remind you of its appreciation for the solidarity, financial and technical support provided during the Ebola virus epidemic, which demonstrated as well as deepened the already cordial ties existing between our two countries and peoples,” the Liberian leader stated.President Johnson Sirleaf added that the Government and People of Liberia shall continue to work in close cooperation and harmony with the Government and People of the Federative Republic of Brazil to improve the prosperity of both nations in the forward march to a brighter future for their peoples.Madam Sirleaf then prayed that the people of Brazil will continue to enjoy prosperity and the blessing of peace and national unity, under the leadership of Madam Rousseff.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
REVEALED scrap BEST OF Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain suffered the injury in Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final first leg against Roma Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Latest football news Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update latest whoops gameday cracker RANKED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions revealed 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was forced to watch on as Liverpool lost to Real Madrid in the Champions League final huge blow Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos SORRY It would give the England international, 25, a realistic chance of being part of Liverpool’s title charge for the remaining two months of the campaign.The former Arsenal ace is alread training on grass and doing ball work.Last week, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said: “He is close, very close, and in a really good way. 2 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion He played a key role in the Reds’ road to the Champions League final last season, scoring in the quarter-final defeat of Manchester City.However, he suffered his injury in the first leg of the semi-final victory over Roma, ruling him out of the Kiev showpiece.Despite an early prognosis keeping Oxlade-Chamberlain out until the end of 2018/19, The Mirror claim his rehabilitation has gone so well he should be able to return to full training by mid-February. “That will still take a couple of, last time I put a bit of pressure on the medical department.“But when I see him moving the ball and what he’s doing already it looks really good, promising, close to return.”Liverpool are in the midst of a defensive injury crisis with Dejan Lovren, Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold currently stuck on the sidelines. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could return from injury in early March, according to reports.The Liverpool midfielder was expected to be sidelined for the entire season after damaging knee ligaments last April.
Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Not even Mohamed Salah’s thunderbolt against Chelsea could disturb Shay Given from his dinner.The former goalkeeper, working as a pundit alongside Ian Wright and Steve McManaman, was caught on camera tucking into a Sunday roast rather than watching the goal. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Replying, he said: “The horse needs to eat.” His fellow pundits went wild, but Given was unmoved, averting his eyes to the action for a brief moment before fixating them back to his plate.The wonder goal helped Liverpool return to the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 victory over the Blues at Anfield. shining As everyone else around him applauded Salah’s goal, Given had more important things to focus on REVEALED 2 REPLY talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS LIVE ON talkSPORT Given may have been left disappointed by the result having spent two years at Manchester City, who remain two points behind Liverpool with a game in hand.The 42-year-old shot-stopper spent the majority of his career at Newcastle, before also representing Aston Villa, Middlesbrough and Stoke City. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars huge blow REVEALED He did see the funny side, though, when former Ireland team-mate Jon Walters tweeted: ‘Getting that last meal in before summer training, @No1shaygiven #HungryHorse Given gave a brief look up at the goal Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card BEST OF Barcelona vs Manchester United (Tuesday, 8pm) – talkSPORTJuventus vs Ajax (Tuesday, 8pm) – talkSPORT 2Porto vs Liverpool (Wednesday, 8pm) – talkSPORTNapoli vs Arsenal (Thursday, 8pm) – talkSPORT 2Sheffield United vs Nottingham Forest (Friday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Leeds vs Wigan (Friday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Sunderland vs Doncaster (Friday, 5:15pm) – talkSPORT 2Norwich vs Sheffield Wednesday (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Newcastle vs Southampton (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTAccrington Stanley vs Luton (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Everton vs Manchester United (Sunday, 1:30pm) – talkSPORTCardiff vs Liverpool (Sunday, 4pm) – talkSPORT 2 ADVICE The 🐴 needs to eat 😂 https://t.co/fbXU9IkUVo— Shay Given (@No1shaygiven) April 14, 2019
Edwards could be a star next season Edwards scored a couple of first-team goals last season, including a brilliant solo effort which won his side a match against Brentford.The forward is a grounded young man who will be intent on impressing new boss Slaven Bilic and he has done just that so far this pre-season.With four goals in his nine appearances for the Under-23s side last season, Baggies fans will be hoping Edwards shines in the first-team in the upcoming campaign.Nathan Collins (Stoke City) 11 Collins’ first senior appearance for the Potters came last April at Swansea when he was still just 17 years old.Stoke were down to nine and were on their way to a 3-1 defeat but the defender came off the bench to put in a very solid shift to sure up the back line.It wasn’t a complete masterclass – that would be impossible given the circumstances – but he looked confident and unfazed by the occasion.The centre-back seems to be a classy operator, who can bring the ball out of defence and pick a pass that any creative midfielder would be proud of.Jamie Shackleton (Leeds) targets Bowen netted a superb 22 league goals in the Championship last season and has been linked with a number of Premier League giants this summer, including Arsenal, Tottenham and Leicester.With no deal close to being agreed with another club, Tigers boss Grant McCann could well find himself with the prolific wideman at the KCOM Stadium next season.The 21-year-old scored a stunning third of Hull’s 66 league goals last season and deservedly earned a spot in the league’s Team of the Season – he will no doubt be integral if his side are to have a good campaign.Kyle Edwards (West Bromwich Albion) Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ GETTY IMAGES The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Adams had a superb season for Birmingham last season Last season saw the breakthrough of some hugely talented players, with players such as Norwich’s starlets Max Aaron, Jamal Lewis and Ben Godfrey all taking the division by storm with some stellar displays.Clubs jetted off around the globe during pre-season with youth stars desperate to grasp their opportunity and secure game time, preventing their managers from looking to the transfer market for recruitments.But who could really make a difference next term? talkSPORT.com has identified ten youngsters who could make their mark. Olise has been linked with a move to the Premier League Frank Lampard discovered a true gem in Bogle last season.The full-back made 49 starts for the Rams last campaign – an extraordinary achievement for an 18-year-old who had not previously played a first-team game.Following his superb debut, the defender went on to displace the more experienced Andre Wisdom in the starting XI – and next season he looks primed to build on his brilliant breakthrough season.Antoine Semenyo (Bristol City) 11 Shackleton looks a real player in Leeds’ ranks 11 Liverpool update ‘Champions Wall’ after ending 2019 as European and world champions Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update GETTY IMAGES GETTY IMAGES GETTY IMAGES Even though he only made the huge two division leap to the Premier League from Charlton last season, Grant instantly became the first name on every Terriers fan’s team sheet.He has a handy eye for goal and could the solution to Town’s goaslcoring woes of the past few years.Grant is the third-favourite for the golden boot for good reason and he looks set for a great campaign in the second tier.Joe Rankin-Costello (Blackburn) Nathan Collins has represented Republic of Ireland at under-17 level GETTY IMAGES GETTY IMAGES Marcus is the brother of James Tavernier of Rangers 11 Bowen was sensational for the Tigers last season LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS GETTY IMAGES Rankin-Costello could be a star performer next season Former Addick Grant joined Huddersfield in January in a deal worth over £2m 11 11 Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Semenyo is one of Bristol’s most promising young stars Rankin-Costello has been touted as a huge talent since arriving from Manchester United four years ago but injuries have seen him play just 33 minutes of football.This pre-season, however, the 20-year-old has grabbed his chance and looked a real threat for Rovers.An attacking midfielder by trade, Rankin-Costello has been slotting in at right back and has caught the eye of the Ewood support as well as his manager. OFF FAREWELL What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas New job Bogle had a great campaign last term 11 GETTY IMAGES Jarrod Bowen (Hull City) The 2019/20 Championship season is nearly upon us and fans from across the country are excitedly anticipating the new campaign.Pre-season is the perfect opportunity for youngsters to show their manager they deserve a spot in the first-team – and already some starlets have given their bosses something to think about. Matic one of two players for sale with ‘two Premier League clubs’ interested TROPHY There is no question Semenyo is one of Bristol City’s most promising young stars.The forward has neat close control, a powerful shot and a great turn of pace.He excelled on loan at Newport County last season – despite featuring off the bench in most of his appearances – and subsequently attracted interest from Chelsea.The Robins hope their youngster will continue to impress at Ashton Gate after he signed a new four-year deal with the club.Marcus Tavernier (Middlesbrough) GETTY IMAGES deals Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January The 20-year-old from Leeds is the brother of Rangers full-back James, who is already a fans’ favourite at Ibrox.The midfielder made his breakthrough under Garry Monk almost two years ago, scoring the only goal in a win over Sunderland to instantly win over the Riverside faithful.However he fell out of favour at the club and was loaned out to MK Dons for the second half of the season.The England Under-20 international has been itching to get a regular game for Middlesbrough and he certainly has the skill set to deliver on the big stage this term.Michael Olise (Reading) Former Crystal Palace and West Brom manager Pardew takes over at Dutch strugglers LATEST latest Olise is the next big thing at Reading and the Berkshire club showed their trust in him after agreeing a new four-year deal with the youngster this summer.The attacking midfielder has neat footwork, brilliant awareness and also the ability to pick a precise pass.Furthermore, his pre-season outings have been impressive and many are backing him to start the season as he finished the last – in fine form.His performances last term were rewarded too, with a call-up to France Under-18’s for the Maurice-Revello tournament in the south of France this summer.Karlan Grant (Huddersfield) 11 REVEALED 11 Shackleton enjoyed a great campaign under Marcelo Bielsa last season and there is no question he will only improve with more game time in the coming campaign.The 19-year-old can expect an increased role this term, having been converted from a central midfielder into an attacking right-back last summer.Jayden Bogle (Derby County) 11 GETTY IMAGES 11
As a result, the driver of the vehicle, Stephen Hoop, age 39, Clayton, Indiana was arrested at the scene. He was transported to the Jackson County Jail where he was being held pending his initial court appearance in the Jackson County Circuit Court.Hoop was being held on charges of Dealing Methamphetamine, Level 2 Felony, Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 3 Felony, Felon in Possession of a Handgun, Level 5 Felony, Possession of a Handgun with Obliterated Serial Number, Level 5 Felony, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Level 6 Felony, Possession of Marijuana with a Prior Conviction, Class A Misdemeanor, and Possession of Paraphernalia, Class B Misdemeanor.Trp. Miller was assisted by Trps. Jason Hankins and Christopher Lockman. Yesterday, shortly after 9:00 am, the Indiana State Police arrested an Indiana man on numerous charges after guns and drugs were located in his vehicle during a traffic stop on I-65 in Jackson County.The investigation began when Trooper Randel Miller conducted a traffic stop on a Ford F-150 on I-65 Northbound near the 55 mile marker in northern Jackson County. During the course of the traffic stop, Trp. Miller became suspicious of criminal activity taking place. Trp. Miller deployed his K-9, Jinx, which alerted to the odor of illegal drugs coming from the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, troopers located approximately 55 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, two guns, and over $1,000 in US Currency. The serial number on one of the firearms was removed.
Wajam, a social search extension for browsers, has just added Wajam Videos, which shows you what videos your friends have recommended through search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing. Wajam also added social search to YouTube, enabling users to see what videos their friends are sharing. Now if you’re searching for a keyword like “Christmas” on Google, Yahoo or Bing, you’ll also be able to see what your friends have recommended. While the blog post does not mention this, you can also search for videos shared to Facebook through Wajam Videos. This new product begs the question: Will search and social ever truly become intertwined? Here’s what Wajam’s video search looks like: Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#social networks#Social Web#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Now try searching on Facebook and filtering the results to “posts by friends.” That’s about as close as you’ll get to finding videos about a specific topic. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Can Social Search Work?Speaking of social search, Bing’s didn’t quite work out even though it included Facebook social integration. Apparently people are less interested in searching specifically for what their friends are doing, watching or buying.On Facebook, content surfaces through the news feed. In its current iteration, users can sort by highlighted stories first or recent stories first. The news ticker steadily scrolls, bringing up new stories every few seconds. Facebook is organized not around social search, but around popular content and real-time updates. Facebook Lists also gives users the opportunity to search by group. While there is a way to search for a keywords specifically in posts by friends, it’s not an oft-used technique. alicia eler
University of New South Wales Updated: Australia creates nation’s first space agency Update: On 8 May, the Australian government unveiled a budget that provides the new space agency with $19 million (AU$26 million) in seed money over 4 years. The plan emphasizes the commercial uses of space, and includes $11 million (AU$15 million) over three years to support applied projects.Here is our original story from 3 May:Australia is set to announce the country’s first space agency. 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Officials are expected to formally announce the move on 8 May.Geologist Megan Clark will lead the new agency, according to reports. She was formerly chief executive of Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in Canberra, the country’s network of laboratories. She also led an expert panel that the government created last year to explore the idea of establishing a space agency. UNSW-EC0, a satellite built at the University of New South Wales in Australia, had to hitch a ride to space on a U.S. rocket in 2017. By Dennis NormileMay. 8, 2018 , 9:15 AM Researchers are applauding the pick. Clark “can be trusted to set the agency up in the right direction,” says Anna Moore, an astronomer at Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.Despite the modest funding and emphasis on applied technology, the decision to establish the agency “is a major landmark for Australian industry and science,” says Peter Quinn, an astronomer and executive director of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, a joint institute of Curtin University and the University of Western Australia, both in Perth.Space enthusiasts have called for Australia to establish its own space agency in the past. But the drive gained momentum last July, when the government set up the expert group to evaluate the nation’s space industry capabilities. It was charged with developing “a long-term plan to grow this important and exciting sector.” The panel delivered its report at the end of March. The report has not yet been made public, but it is widely believed that “the primary objective is developing the space industry in Australia, but my understanding is that potentially there will be a science component,” says Matthew Colless, an astrophysicist at ANU.Colless notes that there is already some space science being done in Australia. Teams have designed and built small satellites for studies ranging from Earth observation to astrophysics, but other countries have launched the spacecraft. The community hopes a growing space agency “will allow us to upscale our satellites,” Colless says. He adds that having a national space agency could also open the door to official participation in larger international missions.The agency might also help boost science education efforts, Moore says. A more active Australian space program, she notes, could “inspire the nation, especially young kids.”
LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ View comments Foton faces stern test vs F2 Logistics Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH University of the Philippines took the second spot after finishing the tournament with a 4-2 win-loss slate while UST salvaged the bronze medal.NU also clinched back-to-back in the the women’s division with a 6-0 sweep.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingNU’s Arven Alcantara and Rheza Aragon were named the men’s and women’s MVP, respectively. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Malditas save PH from shutout Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims National University secured a double championship in the UAAP Season 80 taekwondo, dominating the three-day competition.The Bulldogs bagged their first men’s title after going undefeated in all their six outings including an identical 6-1 wins over University of Santo Tomas and Far Eastern U Friday at Blue Eagle Gym.ADVERTISEMENT