Plans afoot to ease minibus congestion in Georgetown – M&CC

first_imgIn an effort to ease congestion in the city, plans are afoot by Mayor and City Council (M&CC) to have several minibuses relocated to permanent parking lots. This is according to Public Relations Officer (PRO) of M&CC, Debra Lewis, who elaborated on the plans to provide minibuses of routes 41, 45 and 46 with permanent parking lots.Lewis indicated on Monday that a plan to facilitate the minibuses on a long-term basis is currently being formed with the intention of making it ‘’convenient and accessible’’.The PRO disclosed that it is more than likely parking facilities will be provided for these minibuses at three locations: “We have identified three areas in which the buses can be relocated that is convenient and accessible. The three locations would be Industrial Site, Ruimveldt, one will be in North Cummingsburg and one in Kingston.’’ Lewis highlighted however, that only a few of the minibuses from each route will be provided for as the intention for this relocation is to ‘’free up the congestion in the city.’’She explained that the minibuses that do not get transferred to the future parking facilities will continue to operate at their current station within the city. “It’s not everybody we’re going to relocate, in terms of the buses, just a few of them. It’s just to free up the congestion in the city. The ones that don’t get relocated will stay at their current parking area.’’ Commenting on when this change will take effect, Lewis said a decision will be made on Thursday where the entire administration will come to a resolution.last_img read more

Gunmen rob Sun Valley bank

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los Angeles160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SUN VALLEY – Three or four gunmen got away with an unknown amount of money during a takeover robbery this afternoon at Mission Valley Bank, authorities said. Police and the FBI were investigating the 1 p.m. heist at the bank, 9116 Sunland Blvd. No other information was immediately available.last_img read more

Daily News Endorsements To Date

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’U.S. Senate: Dianne Feinstein City measures: Measure R: Lengthening term limits for Los Angeles City Council members: No State measures: Proposition 1b: Yes Proposition 1c: No Proposition 1d: No Proposition 1e: Yes Proposition 84: No Proposition 90: No160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! THANKS to gerrymandering and the overwhelming power of incumbency, there are many races in the Nov. 7 election that are either noncompetitive or irrelevant. These include legislative and congressional campaigns in which “safe” districts guarantee victory for one party or the other. As a matter of policy, the Daily News endorses only in campaigns that are truly contested – that is, races in which your vote will make a difference. Below is a list of our picks so far. Statewide offices: Governor: Arnold Schwarzenegger last_img read more

Mistrial declared for man accused of slaying relative

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’The two were found guilty in June 2000 of the same charges, but a state appellate court overturned their conviction in May 2003, ruling that their Fifth Amendment rights had been violated during their first trial. The conviction of Jose Quezada’s brother, Alvaro, was upheld and he is serving a life sentence in prison. Jose Quezada and Cleland have remained in prison pending the outcome of the retrial. Following three hours of closing arguments Thursday, during which Cleland’s attorney, Edward Murphy, repeatedly fingered Quezada as the killer, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert E. Perry told attorneys that he was “extremely concerned” that Quezada’s due process rights had been violated. Wary of another potential reversal by the appellate court, Perry granted a request by Quezada’s attorney, Gary Maestas, for a mistrial. LOS ANGELES – A mistrial was declared Thursday for a man accused, along with his cousin, of murdering her husband so she could collect $1 million in life insurance. Jose Quezada and Rebecca Cleland are charged with murder and conspiracy in connection with the July 26, 1997, shooting death of Cleland’s husband, Bruce, who was shot four times, including three times in the head. His estranged wife had taken out two accidental death policies on him worth $225,000 the month before he was killed, adding to previous life insurance policies that totaled $1 million. Maestas asked for a mistrial after Murphy said his client “didn’t know” Quezada was planning to murder her husband when she drove her husband to Boyle Heights. Murphy argued that Cleland thought she was driving her estranged husband – with whom she had earlier been out to a “reconciliation dinner” – to a confrontation with her cousin, and nothing more. Perry interrupted Murphy and told the jury of four men and eight women not to consider the attorney’s statements as evidence regarding Quezada’s guilt or innocence. “My interpretation of the evidence is it was Mr. Quezada,” Murphy told jurors, resuming his closing argument. “She was surprised by how far the confrontation went. She knew she brought him there and she didn’t know he was going to be killed.” When jurors recessed for lunch, Maestas asked for the mistrial. In addition to the possibly prejudicial comments Murphy had made against his client, he noted that during opening statements, Cleland’s attorney had also implicated his client in the killing and said she would be taking the stand to testify. When she didn’t, Maestas had no opportunity to cross-examine her, he said. Deputy District Attorney Craig Hum disagreed. “I don’t believe it’s a reversible error or that it’s an error at all. The evidence from the witness stand was that he was the shooter,” Hum said. However, the judge declared a mistrial for Quezada, who was noticeably absent from the courtroom when the jury returned. Although Murphy requested a mistrial for his client as well, the case against Cleland continued, with Hum arguing Cleland had the motive to kill her husband. Jury deliberations in Cleland’s case was expected to begin today. Prosecutors said they will try Quezada a third time.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

Everton vs Tottenham: Confirmed line-ups and talkSPORT live commentary stream

first_img ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won MONEY no dice Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Harry Kane is stopped by Michael Keane when the two sides met last season. shining REVEALED Tottenham Hotspur’s festive schedule continues on Sunday as they travel to Goodison Park to face Everton – live on talkSPORT.Playing a game every three days for the foreseeable future, its likely to be another rotated side for Mauricio Pochettino as his team take on a Toffees side who are winless in four games. BEST OF Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury 2 What the managers are sayingMarco Silva (Everton): “Football is a party for everyone to enjoy and be part of the sport and we as a club want every type of racism out.“What I can tell you is our fans love our players, they love Yerry Mina as well and they respect all the nationalities. That is what I can say.”Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham): “Now it’s the toughest period and more than ever we’re going to use the squad. I feel so sorry for people who don’t like rotation. It’s so important all are going to be ready to compete. We need to whole squad.” REVEALED RANKED huge blow Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 2 A large piece of Christmas cheer will be demanded by the Everton faithful but can Marco Silva deliver the three points needed?Where can I listen?You can listen to exclusive radio commentary of the huge clash live on talkSPORT, with kick-off at 4pm on Sunday. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Latest Football Stories REPLY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Tottenham manager Pochettino is currently being linked with the Manchester United job. Confirmed line-upsEverton: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Zouma, Digne, Davies, Andre Gomes, Walcott, Sigurdsson, Richarlison, Calvert-LewinSubs: Baines, Mina, Tosun, Schneiderlin, Niasse, Bernard, StekelenburgTottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Trippier, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Davies, Sissoko, Winks, Son, Eriksen, Alli, KaneSubs: Rose, Lamela, Walker-Peters, Foyth, Gazzaniga, Lucas Moura, Skipplast_img read more

Road links a hot topic at Donegal Dublin business event

first_imgRegardless of how Brexit affects the North West, the Irish government must continue to prioritise the improvement of Donegal’s connectivity with the rest of the country, a business meeting in Dublin has been told.The importance of following through on commitments to the proposed A5 dual carriageway transport corridor through Northern Ireland to Dublin was a recurring theme at the event, titled “Brexit for Donegal: Trick or Treat?”.The breakfast discussion was organised recently by the Donegal Dublin Business Network (DDBN) at the legal practice Matheson with Karen Reynolds, a partner in Matheson from Letterkenny. The event featured a panel discussion between three leading members of the Donegal business community – Deirdre McGlone of Harvey’s Point Hotel, Rosy Temple of Magee 1866 and Ian Ireland of the Donegal Investment Group plc.Event Panel: Padraic Roche, event moderator (Matheson), Deirdre McGlone (Harvey’s Point), Rosy Temple (Magee 1866), Ian Ireland (Donegal Investment Group plc)Although operating in different sectors, all speakers anticipated a very significant impact on their business if a hard Brexit was the outcome of negotiations between the UK and the EU. Each panellist reiterated that Donegal’s unique rural setting and culture would remain key to the county’s success when the dust on a Brexit agreement had settled.Deirdre McGlone said that support from State agencies to businesses operating in the tourism sector in Donegal was improving. The hotel believes it will be able to manage their supply chain but the consequences in terms of UK customers is a concern.  She said Harvey’s Point would continue to focus on what they do really well and broadcast a message that Donegal is open for business, all year round. Karen Reynolds (Matheson), Deirdre McGlone (Harvey’s Point Hotel), Ian Ireland (Donegal Investment Group plc).Elaine Caffrey (Capita), Majella Ellis (Staines Law), Rosy Temple (Magee 1866).Rosy Temple stated that the most difficult scenario would be a hard border with duties on goods. Rosy commented, ‘We operate through various channels as a manufacturer of fabric and across wholesale and retail with our Magee 1866 clothing range – any duties on this complex flow of cross border goods would have a serious impact on our business. In addition, like a lot of Donegal companies, we have many employees who travel across the border to work on a daily basis – any restrictions to this freedom of movement could cause disruption.  Whatever the Brexit outcome, we very much hope that the Common Travel Area remains in force. We hope that the numerous uncertainties will be resolved in time, allowing for cross border & UK trade to continue to prosper.’Grainne Boyle (Matheson), Ian Ireland (Donegal Investment Group plc)Ian Ireland shared a number of examples with the audience that illustrated the reliance of Irish and Donegal food sector businesses on UK markets, including the fact that 20% of all Irish milk is converted to cheese and exported to Britain. He added that proper solutions were missing from the debate.  At the moment, Ireland and the UK have a slick, well-defined supply chain but a border would increase cost and reduce the quality of food. Ian also had fears on the possible long-term implications for Ireland within the EU on the departure of its nearest neighbour. “We need to consider carefully how Ireland will be viewed in the EU after Brexit.  It may be that we have lost our closest traditional ally. Ireland is the Aran Islands of Europe – we are 1% of the EU.  In 5 / 10 / 20 years, will the rest of Europe view us as an off-shore tax haven that doesn’t pull its weight? We need to build new alliances in Europe,” he concluded.Seamus McHugh (Intouch), Will Keogh (The Pinnacle Office Furniture Company)Donall Barrett (MCR Group), Minister Joe McHugh, Donagh Kelly (KN Group)The DDBN was established almost two years ago to encourage Donegal business people based in Dublin to network, refer business and share contacts and insights with each other.Membership of the DDBN is open to those who have a place of business or are employed or engaged in business (i.e. you must have an office and must be active) in the Greater Dublin Area and who are from or have strong connections to Donegal. The group now has more than 250 members. The annual subscription for 2019 is €30 and those interested can enrol online by clicking the membership section at www.ddbn.ie See more photos from the event below:Neal McGroarty (PKF), Martin McFadden (Quest Recruitment)Connell Porter (Consultas Finance Services), Deirdre Dunne (Matheson), Martin McFadden (Quest Recruitment)Lorcan Roarty (Amgen), Seamus Curran (Scollard Doyle), Eoghan Wherity (O’Callaghan Hotels), Cathal Greene (BNYM Mellon)Ross Wherity (LiveTiles), Declan Walsh (Liberty Insurance).Danielle Conaghan (Arthur Cox), Rosy Temple (Magee 1866), Kristen Read (A&L Goodbody), Barry Doherty (Accenture)Bridget O’Neill (BizPOST), Hugh McGroddy (WJ Brennan & Co Solicitors).Paul Doyle (Bannon), Minister for State at the Department of Education, Joe McHugh TD, and Antoine Xavier (Xestra Asset Management).Road links a hot topic at Donegal Dublin business event was last modified: December 6th, 2018 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

Conall Shiels named Letterkenny’s Grand Marshal for St Patrick’s Day parade

first_imgLetterkenny Chamber of Commerce has announced Conall Shiels as their first ever Grand Marshal for their St Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17th at 3pm. This year’s theme for the festivities is ‘Letterkenny Together’ and Conall has been selected to lead the way in the town’s  Main Street.Shiels was born with hydrocephalus, a condition that causes excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to build up within the ventricles (fluid-containing cavities) of the brain. Family, friends and work colleagues gathered in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Monday last to launch ‘High Five for Conall’ as it marks exactly five months to Conall Shiels’ fifth birthday on June 18.Speaking as the news was announced, Conall’s father, Kieran Shiels said the family were delighted by the decision.“On behalf on the Shiels family, we are very very proud that Conall was chosen to be the first ever Grand Marshal for the Letterkenny parade,” he said.“Conall loves a party and he loves music, so he will be delighted to be marching down and heading up the Letterkenny parade this year.” Conall Shiels named Letterkenny’s Grand Marshal for St Patrick’s Day parade was last modified: February 23rd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:conall shielsSt Patrick’s Day Paradelast_img read more

Microsoft Aims to Store Health Records Online — Will Anyone Bite?

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#news#web josh catone 1 HealthVault stores data on its own infrastructure, separate from other Microsoft properties, and users have control over who gets access to their personal information. Health searches done on the site are conducted anonymously and not linked to users’ personal data. Microsoft acknowledges that users are unlikely to add much personal information to the site regardless of privacy protections promised by the company, but they hope that users will give permission for their doctors to utilize the site as a central storage repository for health information.In that vein, Microsoft announced a number of partners for the site including NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Johnson & Johnson, the Mayo Clinic, Diet.com, and Texas Instruments. The partners fall into three main categories: hospitals and doctors, web sites, and device manufacturers who will allow users to automatically upload readings from medical devices such as blood glucose monitors or heart monitors to their personal HealthVault accounts.On the search side, the new HealthVault health search vertical is rather impressive. Searches on the site combine relational refinements (i.e., search for “wheat” and the site will recommend that you search for “celiac disease” as well), article content from sources like Wikipedia and the Mayo Clinic, and web results in an attractively laid out search results page. The site also serves up sponsored results and book recommendations from Amazon.Tying into HealthVault, members of the site can save search results to a personal “health scrapbook.” Article and web site results are added to the scrapbook individually, allowing users to pick and choose their favorite information and create a private, personal resource for whatever it is they’re searching.ConclusionI personally would be very hesitant to store medical records online. Having once been almost burned by my health insurance company because they had access to health records, I am very protective of my medical records. I generally think that a lot of people feel that way about their personal medical information.Would you trust Microsoft, or Google, or Intel, or any other company with your personal health information? If health care was guaranteed to you regardless of your medical history would you be more apt to store health records online? What do you think of HealthVault’s search? Better or worse than competing search engines in the health vertical? Leave your thoughts in the comments below. Microsoft today unveiled their new consumer health and search site Health Vault. Built around their fairly impressive health search engine, Microsoft hopes that the site will become a central repository for people to store and selectively share their health information and records, including patient records, test results, and prescription info.I have no doubt that eventually health records will be stored online. Easier access and sharing of health information between doctors and hospitals is something that can lead to better and quicker diagnoses, less headaches when changing doctors or moving to a new town, and less chance of a serious condition being missed by a doctor. Many large companies are betting on the future of online health information portals, Google, Intel, and Cisco all have initiatives underway in this area. But there are major hurdles toward gaining public trust and acceptance, not least of which is security concerns.Personal health records are something most people guard very closely — as closely as financial account information. I agree with Search Engine Land’s Greg Sterling, who points out that the success of HealthVault or any similar endeavor is tied very closely to the outcome of universal health care proposals in the United States. People will be far more likely to feel comfortable putting their health records online knowing that their insurance coverage won’t be in jeopardy should that information leak out.Microsoft says that they have taken pains in creating a secure environment to ensure user privacy and control over who has access to health records. The company says they worked “in cooperation with leading privacy advocates, respected security experts and dozens of the world‚Äôs leading healthcare organizations” to create a platform that users can feel comfortable storing their sensitive health data on. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

World Cup: BCCI proud of Team India despite semifinal exit

first_imgBCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya said on Friday the Indian board is proud of its team as it “played some outstanding cricket” in the World Cup Down Under before crashing out in the semifinals against Australia.In their quest to retain the title, the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-captained side remained undefeated in the group stage. They overwhelmed Bangladesh in the quarterfinals. But their run was halted by co-hosts and four-time champions Australia in the last eight stage with a 95-run victory on Thursday in Sydney.Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Dalmiya said the team has brought a lot of joy to millions of fans.”I congratulate the entire Indian cricket team for having played some outstanding cricket in the World Cup 2015. They have indeed displayed some admirable skills while playing the game in its true spirit, and thereby, bringing joy to millions of cricket fans,” Dalmiya said in a release.”In spite of the disappointment due to the loss in the semifinal, the fact that the impending generation has showed the desired potential to take Indian cricket to greater heights is quite gratifying.”BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur took the opportunity to thank the Indian cricket fans for supporting the team.”Being present at the venue and having witnessed the match, I was privy to the excitement and joy that our Indian team brings to the spectators,” he said.”I take this opportunity to thank all our fans across the world and especially those who were present for the semifinal and supported Team India,” Anurag added.advertisementThe secretary also congratulated the members of the team for “their outstanding performance while upholding the values which have long embodied the game of cricket”.last_img read more

Australian Open: Serena and Djokovic advance, Wozniacki crashes out

first_imgSerena Williams and Novak Djokovic opened their title defenses with straight-set wins at the Australian Open in back-to-back matches on Rod Laver Arena.The most dominant players in tennis entered the season’s first major after contrasting preparations, with Williams having to overcome a left knee problem that limited her court time and Djokovic warming up with a run to the title at Doha.Williams made a bright start, in a way, holding up one finger and twirling in her neon yellow two-piece outfit to celebrate her 6-4, 7-5 over Camila Giorgi on Monday. Djokovic had a 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 win over Chung Hyeon of South Korea.Williams and Djokovic each won three of the four major titles last season, with Williams falling two matches short of a calendar-year Grand Slam when she lost in the US Open semifinals and Djokovic’s only loss coming in the French Open final.Williams withdrew from the Hopman Cup because of inflammation in her knee, playing just one set in Perth. Yet she dropped just one service game against No. 34-ranked Giorgi, who struggled with 12 double-faults, including one on the decisive break point in the 11th game of the second set.Williams fired two aces and a service winner in the last game.”I haven’t played a competitive match in a really long time, but I think it was really good for me to come out here,” Williams said. “I was able to stay in it and stay calm today and I think that’s what matters most.”advertisementWilliams said she needed the break to recharge at the end of last season and felt OK about her limited preparation.”I haven’t played in a long time, but I have been playing for 30 years, so it’s kind of — I try to focus on that,” she said.Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova earned the distinction of winning the first completed match at the tournament when she beat Thai qualifier Luksika Kumkhum, avenging her upset three-set loss in the first round here in 2014.Kvitova, who had to withdraw from a warmup tournament in China because of a stomach virus, said her preparation was disrupted and she was nervous ahead of the rematch with Kumkhum.”Now I can breathe a little bit normally,” she said. “I got really nervous before the match. I didn’t sleep well actually. The memories from two years ago were a little bit difficult.”No. 24 Sloane Stephens, who beat Serena Williams in the 2013 Australian Open quarterfinals, lost 6-3, 6-3 to Chinese qualifier Wang Qiang, while No. 26 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and No. 27 Anna Karolina Schmiedlova also went out in the first round.Djokovic’s bid for a sixth Australian Open title started in temperatures of 34 Celsius (93 Fahrenheit), and he became annoyed with himself and his play at times, including three double-faults.Overall, though, he was consistently too good for one of the up-and-coming players on tour. He said everything started looking up for him when he became a dad back in 2014, then joked about maybe having another baby.Sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych, a semifinalist last year, opened his 50th consecutive major by beating Yuki Bhambri of India 7-5, 6-1, 6-2, and No. 7 Kei Nishikori had a 6-4, 6-3, 6-3 win over Philipp Kohlschreiber.Also advancing were No. 12 Marin Cilic, No. 15 David Goffin, No. 19. Dominic Thiem and No. 26 Guillermo Garcia-Lopez. No. 22 Ivo Karlovic was the first of the men’s seeds to exit the tournament when he retired due to a left knee injury while trailing Federico Delbonis 7-6 (4), 6-4, 2-1.While, former No.1 ranked Caroline Wozniacki is out of the Australian Open, losing 1-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4 to Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan. The 16th-seeded Wozniacki was up a service break in the second set. She received treatment on her right ankle during a medical time out in the third set.It continued a downward spiral for Wozniacki at Melbourne Park, starting with a semifinal loss in 2011 and continuing with an exit at an earlier round every year since.Putintseva, ranked 76th, said she used some reverse psychology to keep calm.”I tried to keep my emotions inside and imagined I’m losing,” she said.The hours before the tournament began were overshadowed by news reports alleging match fixing that had gone unchecked. The ATP, which runs the men’s tour, and Nigel Willerton, head of the Tennis Integrity Unit, represented the four governing bodies of tennis – the ATP, the WTA, the Grand Slam Board and the International Tennis Federation – in a joint news conference to reject the allegations published by the BBC and BuzzFeed News.advertisementlast_img read more