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ROSEAU, Dominica (CMC):Head coach Stuart Law has also thrown his support behind Shannon Gabriel, in the wake of the player’s error that led to West Indies’ heartbreaking defeat to Pakistan in the third Test here Sunday.The Australian said Gabriel had been exemplary in the series in his role as spearhead of the Caribbean side’s attack, and encouraged the entire team to rally around the embattled player.”He was devastated … [over] what went on but he’s a big man and he led the team beautifully when we took the field,” Law told reporters here Monday.”He’s come a long way. He got through a whole series without getting injured, our leading wicket-taker and bowled with great pace and sustained pace, and kept coming.”You can’t ask for much more from him for what he’s picked to do in the side. I spoke to him … and he’s feeling better but it might take a while for him to come to terms with what went on.”He added: “As I’ve said to the team, we’ve got to stick together. We’ve got to back our teammates and look after each other.”With West Indies seeking to pull off a draw to earn a share of the honours in the three-match series, Gabriel joined century-maker Roston Chase in a last-wicket stand to frustrate Pakistan for just over half-hour.LOST COMPOSUREBut off the last delivery of the day’s penultimate over, Gabriel lost his composure and missed a massive slog at champion leg-spinner Yasir Shah and was bowled for four, handing Pakistan a 101-run victory and a 2-1 series win.Law, presiding over his first-ever Test tour in charge of West Indies, said the series defeat was one of missed opportunities over the three matches.”The way Pakistan play their cricket, they seem to be going nowhere and they offer a chance and you can capitalise and we just didn’t capitalise,” he explained.”We probably had the chances to compete better in Jamaica, to win easier in Barbados and definitely to snatch a victory here in Dominica.”If we keep missing those chances ,we’re going to make it hard for ourselves but once we start taking them, batting and bowling will become a lot easier.”
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As Liberians await the first 22-megawatts turbine at the Mt. Coffee Hydro Power Plant to go online on December 15, the ‘Liberia Energy Access Practitioner’ (LEAP) group has been launched to help government decentralize energy to rural areas in the country.The program was organized by Mercy Corps, an international non-governmental organization, through its ‘Light Up Liberia’ project with funding from the European Union.The launch, which was held over the weekend, brought together representatives from Total Liberia, Plan Liberia, Alternative Energy, We4Self, GIZ-Endev, among others.The network is particularly intended to bring together diverse energy service providers and stakeholders to support the delivery of clean, reliable, and affordable decentralized energy as a way of contributing to Liberia’s electrification projects.LEAP will also concentrate on the promotion of solar technology and clean cooking stoves, with its members’ operations (mostly small and medium enterprises) expected to range from Pico solution to larger, decentralized solar systems.“We recognize that off-grid energy solutions move beyond bridging the energy gap by addressing lighting, cooking, pumping needs to positively affect outcomes in education, health and agriculture and enhance livelihood opportunities,” a representative of Mercy Corps said.According to him, there is currently no formal network or trade association for retailers as well as distributors of off-grid renewable energy products in Liberia. As a result, there is little to no collaboration between players in the rural energy market. In her keynote address on behalf of the management of the Rural Renewable Energy Agency (RREA), Mrs. Mardia Potter Warner said the government of Liberia through RREA will continue to support and promote the platform for the growth of the sector.“We fully endorse the outcome of the LEAP Network, considering it a good basis for furthering our cooperation and intend to go beyond the agreement reached in the area of renewable energy,” she said.“We commit ourselves to working with others to achieve the goals of the LEAP network especially through the partnership initiatives that could contribute to expanding the use of renewable energy,” she added.In remarks, Mercy Corps Deputy Country Director Douglas Cooper lauded the government through the RREA and other partners for the progress made in Liberia. “Mercy Corps has been in operation in Liberia since 2002 implementing programs in food security, peace-building and youth empowerment.” Over the last year, he said, Mercy Corps has also been engaging in social mobilization and economic development in response to the impacts of the Ebola outbreak.Mercy Corp Liberia currently has funding from the European Commission (EC) through a 36-month program entitled “Light Up Liberia” in Bong, Margibi, Grand Bassa, Lofa, Gbarpolu, Nimba and rural Montserrado counties.According to Cooper, with support from the EC, Mercy Corps Liberia will improve access to affordable and sustainable energy for rural families.The Liberia Energy Access Practitioner group will operate from 2016-19. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A fire of unknown origin completely destroyed three stalls in an unregulated vendors arcade next to Cool Breeze mall in Bartica, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).The fire as it raged through the stallsThe incident occurred on Saturday at about 09:00h.Bartica’s Deputy Mayor, Kamal Persaud, told Guyana Times that despite the shortage of water and strong winds, fire fighters managed to control the fire from destroying surrounding structures, including the KW Shopping Mall.However, the fire destroyed three water tanks and the drainage pipes of the shopping centre. Some windows were also shattered as a result of the heat.No one was injured in the ordeal.Ironically, the fire did not originate from the cook-shop, but rather from one of the clothing stores.Persaud explained that when the owner of the cook-shop realised that there was a fire, she immediately moved her gas bottles so as to avoid major explosions.On the bright side, the Deputy Mayor noted that this disaster could serve as an impetus for the Bartica Town Council to bring some order to the area which is currently in a deplorable state and is a haven for criminal activities, including use of narcotics.She noted too that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had visited the arcade and expressed grave concerns about the impractical solid waste management practices there.In fact, she observed that the vendors are engaged in unethical practices within that commercial district, including sleeping in the stalls.“Sometimes when you walk pass there you can see people brushing their teeth. Some people sleep in the stalls, they live there,” she reported.Additionally, she noted that the land on which the vending takes place is a private-owned property currently involved in a court dispute.The Deputy Mayor is hoping that some action can be taken to regularise vending in that location.
Wednesday’s gate brought in an additional $432.50, in addition to the players efforts, who combined, fundraised $1,495.In total, the Senior Flyers hockey team raised $1,927.50, which will go towards prostate cancer research and awareness.The Senior Flyers, fresh off a 5-3 victory over the Rangers, will next hit the ice Thursday, December 13, when they travel to Grande Prairie to take on the Athletics.- Advertisement –
Canada did break the American participation record, on Family Literacy Day last January but, so did the Americans, leaving the Canadians in a runner-up position.The previous 2006 record was, 78,791 and, this year more than 119,000 Canadians were documented as participants, in over a thousand libraries, schools and literacy organizations including groups in Northeastern BC.Guinness World Records receives approximately 60,000 applications every year and, during Canada’s documentation process, it was verified that the U.S. organization, had set a new record, with more than 238,000 participants.” The annual event features children reading with an adult at multiple locations for 30 minutes, over a 24-hour period and it was held this year on January 23rd and 24th.- Advertisement -In Canada, three $1,000 awards were offered for non-profit community groups, with the highest number of participants…and three more for the schools with the highest percentage of participation, based on their student population.The Fort Nelson Community Literacy Society, topped the list of non-profit group winners in the 11th annual event with 570 participants.
The Northern Development Initiative Trust has a new Board Chair.Chetwynd Mayor Evan Saugstad will replace Bruce Sutherland after he retired following 5 years of service. Lita Powell from Taylor was confirmed as Vice Chair of the Board and Mike Tarr of Prince Rupert remains Finance Chair.The Northern Development Initiative Trust was created in December of 2003 in order to use the 135 million dollars from the lease of BC Rail assests. The group uses that money to help create economic development in the North and Central areas of the Province.- Advertisement –
PARIS – Nicolas Sarkozy, the passionate, pugnacious son of a Hungarian immigrant, was elected president of France on Sunday, promising a break with the past, a new style of leadership and a renewal of relations with the rest of Europe and the United States. Sarkozy’s triumph over Segolene Royal, the Socialist candidate, was a huge blow to her party and abruptly terminated her effort to make history by becoming the country’s first woman president. But Royal tried to rally her supporters, telling them French politics had forever changed with her candidacy. With slightly more than 98 percent of the vote counted, Sarkozy had 53.1 percent and Royal 46.9 percent, according to official Interior Ministry figures. Royal repeatedly had appealed to the women of France to vote for her in a show of female solidarity. But Sarkozy, who made his reputation as a hard-line interior minister promising to revive work, merit and morals, got the majority of the women’s vote, according to Ipsos, an international polling company. The Ipsos telephone poll of voters showed the youngest tended to support Royal, while the rural voters preferred Sarkozy, and city dwellers were divided. Sarkozy’s strongest support came from voters age 60 and older. His victory set off some scattered violence by anti-Sarkozy demonstrators in Paris and some other cities, but for the most part France stayed calm. The election was marked by an enormous turnout. An estimated 85.5 percent of France’s 44.5 million registered voters cast ballots, about five percentage points higher than the level five years ago. In an emotional acceptance speech to thousands of cheering supporters in a rented exhibit space at the chic Eighth Arrondissement, Sarkozy renewed his campaign pledge to break what he called outmoded habits of France. “The French people have chosen change,” Sarkozy declared. “I will implement that change, because that is the mandate I received and because France needs change.” He vowed to “rehabilitate work, authority, morality, respect and merit.” Sarkozy, who has been widely criticized in France for his strong pro-American sentiments, sought to strike a balanced approach to Washington. “I want to tell it that France will always be by its side when it needs her, but that friendship is also accepting the fact that friends can think differently,” he said. He specifically criticized the United States for obstructing the fight against global warming, which he said would be a high priority in France. President George W. Bush telephoned Sarkozy to congratulate him. Gordon D. Johndroe, a White House spokesman, quoted Bush as saying he “looks forward to working with President-elect Sarkozy as we continue our strong alliance.” Foreshadowing an activist role on the world stage, Sarkozy called for a new union of the Mediterranean region and vowed to fight global poverty and oppression and to forge a new role for the European Union. “Tonight, France is back in Europe,” he said. He also struck a conciliatory note, lacking throughout much of his campaign, as he reached out to the millions of French people who fear him, especially in the country’s ethnically and racially mixed suburbs, where he is accused of fueling tensions with his provocative language and an aggressive police presence. “To all those French who did not vote for me, I want to say, beyond political battles, beyond differences of opinion, for me there is only one France. I want to tell them that I will be president of all the French,” Sarkozy said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – The Builders Code has announced that it is ramping up services for Northeastern British Columbia.As part of ramping up services in the Northeast, training workshops will be provided for site supervisors, forepersons, and union business managers on how to best deal with the perpetrators and targets of worksite bullying and harassment.The new training will explore issues such as the nature and impact of unacceptable worksite conduct, building and maintaining an acceptable workplace culture, and the role and responsibilities of worksite leaders.- Advertisement -Training workshops will be taking place in Fort St. John on October 30 for corporate leaders, executives and HR personnel, and October 31 for site supervisors, forepersons, union business managers.To register for the free training workshops, and for more information, you can visit the Northern Regional Construction Association’s website.