Newly-commissioned roundabout unveiled as “Clive Lloyd Drive”

first_imgThe newly-commissioned Vlissengen Road and Carifesta Avenue roundabout was on Monday officially declared the Clive Lloyd Drive following a special unveiling ceremony.The roundabout, which leads to the Rupert Craig Highway, saw the former Windies skipper and legend being honoured by members of his club, Demerara Cricket Club (DCC); Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Public Service, Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase Green and sponsors from Top Brandz.DCC President Roger Harper, Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase Green, sponsors from Top Brandz and others during the official unveiling of the Clive Lloyd roundaboutPermanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Public Service and Master of Ceremonies, Reginald Brotherson, believed that the move was ideal as it not only recognised the legend, but beautified the city in the process.Mayor Chase Green, while calling for the proper maintenance of the Boards, said the event was special as it helped to recognise an important figure in Guyana’s cricketing history.Lloyd, whose first Test was back in 1966 against India, was one of the top tier players of the golden age, winning the first-ever 50-Over World Cup in 1975. DCC President Roger Harper exalted the legendary batsman for his contribution to the sport, Guyana, and the world over.last_img read more

Work may start on recycling center by ’07

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “There are no viable candidates or bona fide alternatives that would have all the features of the property,” Tobin said. “After the court decision came through, we went through the process of considering (alternatives) but nothing even came close.” The Needham Ranch property is favored because it is near the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, distant from homes and commercial developments and offers room to grow along with Santa Clarita’s population, he said. The population could top 450,000 in 25 years, projections have shown. An earlier attempt to build the facility at the former Keysor-Century plastics plant was derailed by objections to at-grade railroad crossings that would be used by trash trucks, lodged by Metrolink and the Public Utility Commission. On Oct. 18, Santa Clarita planning commissioners approved Burrtec’s plan to build a 178,200-square-foot building on the eastern end of the property. The facility was expected to be the park’s first occupant. In November, the state Court of Appeal ruled a lower court had erred in approving the industrial park’s environmental impact report, calling a section describing water supply for the park inadequate. Senior planner Jeff Hogan said the water section of the report should be revised by the summer, and he hopes the court will have reviewed it by the fall. If the report is approved according to that rough schedule, Hogan said grading for the park could begin the following summer. A franchise agreement between the city and Burrtec said construction on the recycling center was to begin no later than Apr. 15, 2005, with an opening by Feb. 15. Pending the court’s decision, the groundbreaking was rescheduled to May 2 with an opening date 10 months hence, said Travis Lange, the city’s environmental services manager. “The court’s decision has superseded everything else,” Tobin said. In November, an attorney for the city downplayed the court ruling, characterizing it as a “fix-it” ticket. Mark Gates, developing Needham Ranch, has been working on the project for about 15 years. The 160-acre industrial park is planned on Sierra Highway, south of San Fernando Road, and would include light-industrial and commercial buildings on 580 acres. The undeveloped areas would consist of parkland, trails and open space dedicated to the city. The city has reserved the right to purchase the facility from Burrtec. The city was relying on the facility to help meet a state mandate to divert 50 percent of its trash from landfills by 2005. “Recycling does not end at the deadline of 2005, it goes on,” Lange said. “Each year we’re going to need to meet the 50 percent diversion. The need to reduce our dependence on landfills is going to continue.” Judy O’Rourke, (661) 257-5255, judy.orourke@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – Construction of a state-of-the-art recycling center – due to open this month in Santa Clarita but beset by delays – might get under way about mid-2007. The facility is expected to occupy a portion of the Needham Ranch business park planned on Sierra Highway, but a court decision that favored environmental groups over the developer has pushed back a scheduled Feb. 15 opening and has even blurred a formal construction start date. “You’d love to have everything fall into place without any problems arising, but life’s just not that way. If an issue comes up, you do your best to find out what is the appropriate response and keep on going,” said Chuck Tobin, development director for Burrtec Waste Industries, the city’s exclusive commercial waste hauler slated build the facility. While Burrtec has explored properties elsewhere in town, a preferred alternative has been elusive. last_img read more

WELL-KNOWN DONEGAL GARDA FINED €2,500 FOR USING DODGY DIESEL

first_imgA prominent Donegal-based Garda is now facing disciplinary action after being fined for using illegal green diesel.Ballyshannon-based Garda Liam Feeney was fined €2,500 and was named on the Revenue Commissioner’s defaulters’ list under the heading “misuse of marked oil.”It is now understood that Garda Feeney, who lives at Glenlower, Glencar, Co Sligo could be investigated by Garda top brass. Garda Feeney made no comment when asked about the matter.He is one of Donegal’s best known and highly-respected officers.He was praised for his role into the recent investigation into a 13 year old girl who claimed she had sex with 22 different men.Ends WELL-KNOWN DONEGAL GARDA FINED €2,500 FOR USING DODGY DIESEL was last modified: September 17th, 2011 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:Garda Liam Feeneygreen disellast_img read more

HEARTACHE AS PILOT WHALES LOOK SET TO DIE AFTER BEACHING ONCE AGAIN

first_imgA large crowd have gathered on Ballyness Bay to help return the stranded Whales to the water. pic copyright nwnewspixBREAKING NEWS: After a successful rescue of a number of Pilot Whales off Falcarragh today, it now appears that the whales have once again beached.The whales were successfully guided back out to sea by local sailing operator Gareth Doherty from Gaoth Dobhair.However just an hour later the whales had returned to the shoreline and are now languishing in very shallow waters. Local county councillor Seamus O Domhnaill said local experts are now appealing to people to allow the whales to die in peace.“I have spoken to a number of people from the National Parks and Wilflife Service and we are of the opinion that the whales should be allowed to die.“Nobody wants to hear that but it would appear that they will continue to beach now.“Nobody wanted to hear that this morning and brave attempts made made to keep the animals alive. “But it now appears that those efforts were in vain and we should just allow them to die,” he said.Thousands of people have gathered at the shoreline at Ballyness Bay where the whales were first spotted by a jogger at 8am.Five of the animals have already died and the others are in shallow water after being temporarily ushered back out to sea.The National Parks and Wildlife Service are expected to make a decision on the disposal of the huge creatures tomorrow (TUES). HEARTACHE AS PILOT WHALES LOOK SET TO DIE AFTER BEACHING ONCE AGAIN was last modified: July 7th, 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:Pilot Whaleslast_img read more

Picture Special: Over 300 start 2018 on the right foot at the Atlantic Drive 12K

first_imgThe annual Atlantic Drive 12km walk/run was another success this year, drawing a big crowd of people to the coast for a great cause.2018 is the 18th year of the event, which was all in aid of Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin. Some 250 walkers and 60 runners took part, setting off from the Singing Pub Downings at noon today. The participants returned to the bar afterwards for refreshments to celebrate their first big achievement of the year.Eleanor Mooney would like to thank all the supporters that attended and helped out in any way towards the fundraiser. See the photos below by Anne Claire Gallagher: Picture Special: Over 300 start 2018 on the right foot at the Atlantic Drive 12K was last modified: January 1st, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:atlantic drive 12kDowningssponsored run/walkthe singing publast_img read more