Water supply on WCD restored, brings relief to residents

first_imgThe villages on the West Coast of Demerara (WCD) that were out of potable water for the past weeks can now breathe a sigh of relief as the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) restored the provision of this commodity on Saturday.The residents had been without running water as a result of low power provided by the Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL).As a result, residents were forced to jog water from long distances. Some were forced to purchase water, while other had to do without that commodity.A fire truck from the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) had to come in and supply the affected villages, such as De Kendren and Meten-Meer-Zorg, with water.However, the residents are now appreciative of the work put in to have the water restored by the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI).“They came and they really did their work after they found out about the situation, because I spoke to a representative personally, who tell me what the work entailed to having the water running again; and I am glad, because we were really struggling. Thanks, God,” one resident expressed.Another said, “The water pressure is high too; so whatever they do, I glad, because I was fed-up. But I am glad that we ain’t have to worry about that every morning now; it was stressful”.Meanwhile, some villages on the East Coast of Demerara are still without water. The GWI has not reached out to those residents, and as such, they are very much frustrated. Those villages that are affected are Plaisance, Better Hope, Ogle and Goedverwagting.last_img read more

CLASH OF THE TOP TWO AS HARPS FACE WEXFORD YOUTHS

first_imgThe third quarter of the season comes to an end this weekend, and the top two in the First Division go head to head at Ferrycarrig Park with top spot the reward for the winner on Friday night.Only a point separates top of the table Harps and second placed Wexford Youths – although Friday’s hosts do have a game in hand against fourth in the table UCD.As usual, Harps boss Ollie Horgan is expecting another difficult game against a side who he tipped to be the ones to watch in the First Division prior to the start of the season.“Wexford home or away is always a difficult game,” said Horgan. “They turned us over in Ballybofey already and have added further quality to their already strong team in Willie Tyrell, Paul Cahalane, Chris Kenny and Shane Dunne. Asked if he would be happy with the offer of a point now, Horgan answered in the positive.“Of course we would be delighted to take a point from the game, but that is easier said than done,” he said.Last weekend Harps played out a scoreless draw with Athlone Town at Finn Park in a game where they had to play an hour with just ten men after Josh Mailey was red-carded in the first half. All things considered, Horgan was happy with the outcome at the final whistle.“It was a good game despite the scoreline,” he said. “Obviously the sending off didn’t help us but there was no guarantee that we would have won the game even if we had eleven on the pitch as Athlone are a good side. They had their chances in the game – even when we had full compliment of players on pitch.” While Harps were been held by Athlone, Wexford were taking on Shelbourne at Tolka Park and they too produced a scoreless draw. That draw was Wexford’s first deadlock of the season – all other games involving Shane Keegan’s side have finished with a winner in the game.Josh Mailey, because of his red card last weekend, sits the game out through suspension as will Damien McNulty. Packie Mailey injury hit season continues and he again misses out.This will be the eighth meeting of the two sides in the last sixteen months. In the previous seven meetings, only once has the home side emerged victorious – Wexford winning 3-0 in the penultimate game of last season. The other six games have seen three away wins (two for Harps) and three draws.The two meetings this season between the sides have both produced away wins. Thomas McMonagle’s goal was the difference between the sides in the first meeting at Ferrycarrig Park while Wexford ran out 3-1 winners at Finn Park in June.TEAM NEWSSuspended: Josh Mailey, Damien McNulty.Doubtful: Packie Mailey.Injured: None. FORM GUIDE (last six league games)Finn Harps: L-W-W-W-L-D (9 pts)Wexford Youths: W-W-W-W-L-D (13 pts)CLASH OF THE TOP TWO AS HARPS FACE WEXFORD YOUTHS was last modified: August 5th, 2015 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:donegalfinn harpswexford youthslast_img read more

Privacy Paranoia Fuels False News Reports

first_imgTags:#privacy#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The privacy freakout sparked by hacker group AntiSec’s leak of Apple user identification numbers last week turned out to be unwarranted. But the Anonymous offshoot taught us some things about the culture of paranoia that has become a feature of our digital lives.The group claimed that it had pilfered millions of iPhone/iPad user IDs from an FBI laptop. As it turns out, the database came from a digital publishing and development firm called BlueToad. The company ran tests internally based on a tip from an outside security researcher and confirmed that the data did indeed come from its own servers.Sure, the information may have ended up in the hands of the FBI before it was leaked by AntiSec, but it’s not likely. Moreover, the FBI and Apple have denied it. With yesterday’s BlueToad revelation, there remains little credible evidence to support the claim of FBI involvement.  Regardless of the hackers’ motives, the case illustrates something about the online news ecosystem. All AntiSec had to do was claim that it obtained the data from an FBI laptop and, before long, the narrative became “OMG, the FBI is spying on our iPads and iPhones.” It doesn’t help that reporting on and fact-checking Anonymous is problematic, due to the organization’s evenescent structure and spoofish culture. Things got clearer as time passed – though the story is still unfolding – but not before legions of readers gained a false impression that the FBI was up to something truly creepy.  We saw a similar hole in the online news cycle a few weeks back when a hoax about an asymmetric screw Apple was said to be developing turned into headline news. Like that story, the report that the FBI had collected million of UDIDs was plausible given recent headlines about government requests for data from mobile service providers and Internet companies. A new round of domestic spying by a U.S. intelligence agency fit into an existing historical narrative. The whole thing played into a growing paranoia about digital privacy. This fear seems to be an inevitable byproduct of online life. As more and more of our lives are lived in digital spaces, we are entrusting a massive amount of personal information to tech companies, which in turn each have different privacy policies and approaches to dealing with government requests. Just this year, we’ve seen Twitter spar with authorities over user data requests, mobile carriers hand over troves of information, and the U.S. government trying to address concerns over the tracking Web users. While some of the skittishness around privacy is overblown, plenty of legitimate issues are raised by technology that’s evolving faster than laws and social norms can.    While the hyper-rapid online news cycle allows for false or unconfirmed facts to turn into headlines, it’s worth noting that the Web is also remarkably good at self-correction. Often, it brings itself back into line more quickly than the old, top-down media system could. In this case, a more realistic picture of what happened emerged within a few days, thanks in large part to diligent homework by security researcher David Shuetz and an honest admission by BlueToad’s CEO on the company blog. Perhaps in the coming days, we’ll get a complete picture of what on Earth really happened last week. But the paranoia over privacy will remain. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img Related Posts john paul titlow A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Ateneo rallies past FEU, enters PBA D-League semis

first_imgEthel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP View comments Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Paddy fields of dreams: the Myanmar teen making way in women’s football DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew PBA D-LeagueMANILA, Philippines—Cignal-Ateneo bucked a slow start to beat Chadao-Far Eastern University, 67-60, and enter the 2019 PBA D-League semifinals Monday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.The Blue Eagles rallied from 11 points down in the second quarter behind Angelo Kouame and Thirdy Ravena.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport “Our mentality was to take it possesion by possesion,” said Ateneo deputy Sandy Arespacochaga of their fightback.Kouame and Ravena led the Eagles’ 21-7 run bridging the second and third quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsKouami notched a double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds while Ravena collected 10 points, six rebounds, three assists and a steal.Ateneo will face the winner between Che’Lu Bar and Grill and Valencia City-San Sebastian in the semis. MOST READlast_img read more

Homi Adajanias next a biopic on an unsung hero

first_imgMumbai, Apr 18 (PTI) Director Homi Adajania is working on a biopic of an unsung hero, a story which he believes everybody should know.Homi, who has made films like “Being Cyrus”, “Cocktail” and “Finding Fanny”, has ventured into the genre of biopics for the first time.”I genuinely dont know which film will go on the floors next. I am working on a couple of ideas including a biopic. Its challenging to make one (biopic) but its an interesting space to be in,” Homi told PTI.When asked if the biopic is based on any sports personality or a person from the film industry, he says, “No not at all. Its the story of an unsung hero. But I cant give out any details at the moment. All I can say is everyone should know the story.”In a role-reversal, Homi, who had earlier directed films for Dinesh Vijan, is now one of the producers of the latters directorial debut “Raabta”.”Dinesh was the co-producer of my first film and then when he was directing the film, I felt I should be there for him. We have been around to help each other and we get along well, so its a great partnership,” he says.”I used to give inputs and ideas, I was not involved in what he was making. The final decision was taken by him.””Raabta” starring Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon is set to release on June 9. PTI KKP GK SSNlast_img read more

Five key milestones in Brian Mulroneys formative relationship with US

first_imgWASHINGTON — Former prime minister Brian Mulroney gave a heartfelt eulogy Wednesday at the state funeral for former U.S. president George H.W. Bush, something he also did for former president Ronald Reagan and Reagan’s wife, Nancy. Here are some key moments that helped forge Mulroney’s close political and personal ties in the U.S.The Shamrock Summit: The March 1985 meeting in Quebec City between Mulroney and president Ronald Reagan would come to symbolize a key turning point in the relationship between Canada and the United States, with two gregarious leaders of Irish descent belting out “When Irish Eyes are Smiling” and visibly enjoying each other’s company. The meeting itself would provide a foundation for a number of major bilateral agreements on shared security, the environment and cross-border trade, eventually culminating in the North American Free Trade Agreement.Free Trade: Before NAFTA, there was CUSFTA — the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, which eventually in Canada came simply to be known as free trade, or FTA. The agreement, which went into effect in 1987, codified one of the most important and lucrative trade relationships in the world, eliminating a range of trade barriers over the course of a 10-year period. Mulroney staked the future of his Conservative government on the agreement, which became a central issue in the 1988 federal election. It would also comprise the foundation of the deal that the following decade would include Mexico, bear the signature of George H. W. Bush and come into effect in 1994 as NAFTA.Acid Rain: By the modern-day standards of climate change, the notion of corrosive precipitation might seem quaint by comparison, but in the early 1980s it was a dominant environmental issue. The 1991 acid rain accord between Mulroney and Bush was focused on reducing the level of pollution, much of it from the U.S., that eventually found its way into Canadian rivers, lakes and forests. The original 1991 agreement was updated in 2000 to include ground-level ozone. A 2016 report by the International Joint Commission marking the 25-year anniversary of the accord found significant declines in the amount of sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds, particularly in the U.S., from 1990 levels.NAFTA: Arguably one of Mulroney’s singular achievements as prime minister, the continental — and controversial — trade accord created what he described Wednesday as “the largest and richest free trade area in the history of the world.” Designed primarily as a way to facilitate trade between the three countries, the agreement eliminated a wide array of export tariffs as well as non-tariff trade barriers, liberalizing trade in agricultural products, autos and textiles, while protecting intellectual property rights, establishing environmental and labour safeguards and setting up tools for resolving trade disputes.NAFTA 2.0: As one of Canada’s most powerful emissaries south of the border and a personal friend of U.S. President Donald Trump, Mulroney was enlisted by the federal Liberal government last year to help navigate the shoals of an administration that promised American voters it would either renegotiate or do away entirely with an agreement that had come to be seen as detrimental to certain U.S. interests. The former prime minister was an integral part of the “Team Canada” approach that saw political leaders and governments in Canada set aside partisan concerns to ensure negotiators were able to present a united front in their talks with U.S. and Mexican counterparts. The fruits of their labour, known in American circles as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, but in Canada as the Canada-U.S.-Mexico Agreement, “new NAFTA” or NAFTA 2.0, was signed by the three countries on Nov. 30. The Canadian Presslast_img read more