Wakapao residents calling for a resident doctor

first_img– in light of increase of fever, typhoid and other illnessesResidents living in the Amerindian community of Wakapao in the Lower Pomeroon River in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are calling for a resident doctor to be stationed in their community.This request came after there has been an increase of fever, typhoid, rashes and other illnesses contracted by residents within the community.One resident said that many persons were currently suffering from typhoid and it was expensive for them to access medical services on the coastland. A young lady explained that the Health Centre did not have sufficient drugs and equipment to provide the services needed by the people. She said that many persons have to travel long distances out from the community to conduct medical tests privately which can cost them as much as $6000.Toshao of the community, Lloyd Perriera when contacted said indeed there has been an increase of fever, typhoid as well as rashes within the community. Perriera said it was expensive to access medical services at Charity Oscar Joseph Hospital and Suddie Public Hospital, and urged those in authority to send a doctor to be stationed in the community to look at the medical needs of the residents.He noted that while the area has Community Health Workers (CHW), it still needs a medical practitioner to examine patients. Perriera also said it was about time Amerindians received the services that coastlanders were easily accessing. (Indra Natram)last_img read more

KCB Simba Autocross heads to Stoni Athi

first_img0Shares0000KCB Simba Autocross heads to Stoni Athi this weekendNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 4 – It’s all systems go as the ninth round of the KCB National Autocross  Championship- dubbed the KCB Simba Autocross 9 -heads to Stoni Athi this weekend.The event, organised by Nairobi’s Sikh Union Club will see drivers battle for championship supremacy in one of the most spectacular rounds of the KCB Bank sponsored 9-leg series. As always, spectators from Nairobi and upcountry will head into the Stoni circuit to watch the drivers and their machines flying over the many jumps and hairpins along the racetrack.Sunday’s race will feature four heats out of which the best of three will count in the final classification, but not until they tackle the early morning practice heat to gauge the suitability of their machines.The battle for the 4WD T class summit will pit leader and champ Rehan Shah against Loveyjot Singh of Izmir Racing.Alfir Khan returns to the event aftet skipingbtje Nanyuki round. He is  hoping to rack up more FTDs on his VW Golf Sti hybrid machine up against Kirit Rajput’s Pepera.Bambino class tussles will pit teammates Yuvi Rajput and Tsevi Stoni. The 2 WD T class has the usual suspects in Zameer Verjee and Shaz Esmail among others.Rajveer Thethy whomis movinv to 2WD T next season will be a lone ranger in the 2WDNT Junior Class. The son of former 2WD Rally Champion Charan will be driving his new buggy flat out ostensibly  to compare his lap times with 2WDT drivers.Drivers quotes;Lovejyot Singh:“I’m still preparing the car for the race, as the championship fight is getting harder. I  need to be focused as any mistake on the track would cost a lot of points. Looking forward to this event as Simba union events are very well organised,different track layout and locations.”Alfir Khan:“Flat out, I have nothing to lose I missed Nanyuki due to turbo failure, broke rear hub in the last one so I’m way off the championship, so aim is to win the rest with FTD.”McRae Kimathi“I just want to go out and have fun. I have been busy and thinking of what I want to do next year.   All in all enjoy myself.”Those expected to enter Sunday’s race meeting include:-Open ClassShalien Mughal open class Subaru buggyAlfir Khan -VW GolfKirit Rajput-Pepeta2WDTSahir Mughal 2wd Non turbo polaris XP9002WDNT JnrRajveer Thethy- Buggy4WD TLovejyot Singh 4wd turbo group N Subaru ImprezaRehan Shah (Mitsubishi Evolution 7)Sahib Omar Subaru gc 82WDTShaz Ismail – buggyJunaid Shah- buggyArfan Shah – buggyAbdul Rehan- buggyCriss Gow- buggyBambinoIlliyun Mughal Bambino class with MagibugYuvi RajputTsevi Soni0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

2017 value of construction in Fort St. John lowest in seven years

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The City of Fort St. John has released 2017’s final edition of building numbers which shows that the value of construction in the Energetic City has fallen to its lowest level since 2010.According to data published by the City, the value of construction during the month of December was just $178,000. Though that number is more than three times the $50,000 in construction started in December 2016, the five projects cap off what was a year with some of the lowest housing starts in several years.In total, the value of construction in Fort St. John last year was $54,666,000. That’s $26.8 million less than the value in 2016, and over $100 million lower than just two years ago. Just 10 single family detached homes were built in Fort St. John last year, compared to 23 built in 2016 and 94 built in 2014.- Advertisement -In contrast, the city did see an increase in the number of multiple family homes built. Seven buildings featuring 69 suites were started in 2017, totalling $19.6 million. Industrial construction made up the second highest category in terms of value, with a total of $14.3 million.Despite the drop in construction value compared to 2016, the City didn’t see a corresponding drop in revenue. The City brought in a total of $600,267.59 from permits and fees in 2017, which is only $72,000 less than last year.last_img read more

Oldest Whittier market sold

first_imgWHITTIER – Thirty-one years ago Jae Hoon and Joon Tae Park emigrated from South Korea to the United States in search of a better life. That search led them to Whittier where they purchased the West Penn Market, 12604 Penn St., now at 55 years old the oldest grocery store in the city. “I’ve been here a long time thanks to my good neighbors,” said Jae Hoon Park, 70, of La Mirada, who with his wife has decided to retire and sell the store. “They are good people.” The Parks, have sold their neighborhood market to Aman Kuma Chodho and his wife, Reetu, of Whittier for $260,000. The transfer will occurr on Aug. 22. 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Pep Guardiola’s agent unsure on Spaniard’s future amid Manchester City link

first_imgPep Guardiola’s agent insists he is in the dark over the Bayern Munich manager’s future plans.Guardiola is out of contract at the Bundesliga club next summer and Manchester City have been heavily linked with a move to try and secure the Spaniard’s services.City’s chief executive Ferran Soriano and football director Txiki Begiristain worked with Guardiola at Barcelona and are understood to be determined to prise him to the Etihad Stadium.The 44-year-old’s future should become clearer soon, with Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge revealing last week that talks are planned over his intentions in December. But his agent, Josep Maria Orobitg, says Guardiola has given no clue as to whether he will extend his contract or seek a new challenge elsewhere.“Not even I know what Pep’s intentions are,” Orobitg said.“We’ve had some intensive talks in the past few days, but when it comes to things like this, he’s very private.“He will make up his mind entirely based on his own impressions.”Guardiola has led Bayern to back-to-back Bundesliga titles, while they are five points clear at the top with a third of the current campaign gone.Orobitg said Guardiola is “very happy” in Munich but added: “At the end of the day, it is a decision he is going to take by himself.“One thing is for sure, however, and that is everybody around him will accept his decision, no matter what it is.” 1 Pep Guardiola last_img read more

Andy Robertson signs new long-term contract at Liverpool

first_img Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT It could also see Liverpool’s current back four, who have been the meanest defence in the Premier League this season, play alongside each other in the long-term, with Robertson, Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold still in their early 20s.Meanwhile, centre-back Virgil van Dijk, 27 is a senior figure in comparison.Robertson joined the Reds from Hull for a mere £10million in July 2017 and is viewed by some Kopites as the club’s best left-back since fellow Scot Steve Nicol, who played the role temporarily in the late 1980s.Since joining Liverpool, Robertson was appointed captain of the Scottish national team in September 2018. shining REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury gameday cracker GETTY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? RANKED REVEALED The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star On the new deal, Robertson told Liverpoolfc.com: “As soon as the club came to me, it was a no-brainer for me – I want to stay here, so as soon as they put an offer on the table it was signed as quickly as that.“I hope to achieve success as a team over the course of this new deal. This club demands trophies and too long has probably passed without trophies.”Left-back Robertson will be the latest in numerous contract extensions at Anfield this season.He joins Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Joe Gomez, who have all committed their futures to the club over the last six months. latest Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 2 REVEALED Robertson in action during the Reds’ win over Brighton last weekend Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update 2 huge blow Andy Robertson has signed a new long-term contract at Liverpool.It is understood the Scotland captain has committed his future to the club until the end of the 2023/24 season. Latest Liverpool FC News Robertson has made the left-back position his own since joining Liverpoollast_img read more

How the Premier League table could change on the final day of the season

first_img 10 3: ChelseaHighest possible position: 3rdLowest possible position: 4th 10 10 10 Can the Gunners leapfrog their rivals into a Champions League spot with an eight-goal swing Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Chelsea confirmed a return to the Champions League last week Brighton & Hove Albion vs Manchester CityBurnley vs ArsenalCrystal Palace vs BournemouthFulham vs Newcastle UnitedLeicester City vs ChelseaLiverpool vs Wolverhampton WanderersManchester United vs Cardiff CitySouthampton vs HuddersfieldTottenham Hotspur vs Everton – live on talkSPORT 2Watford vs West Ham Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 1: Manchester CityHighest possible position: 1stLowest possible position: 2nd Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City ADVICE 10 Meanwhile, Tottenham, despite their midweek heroics will have half an eye on rivals Arsenal as they know a defeat against Everton and a win for the Gunners against Burnley by the right scorelines could see them drop to fifth, although it would take an eight-goal swing.And some mid-table sides could give themselves some extra money to play with in the summer transfer market if they can climb a place or two with victory. But how could the table look by the end of Sunday? 20. HuddersfieldHighest possible position: 20thLowest possible position: 20th19: FulhamHighest possible position: 19thLowest possible position: 19th 2: LiverpoolHighest possible position: 1stLowest possible position: 2nd All games start at 3pm The Merseysiders completed a remarkable comeback against Barcelona on Tuesday but can they win the title on Sunday? 5: ArsenalHighest possible position: 4thLowest possible position: 6th Shane Long has starred for the Saints and helped them retain their Premier League status for next season with key goals near the end of the campaign gameday cracker 10 The final day of the Premier League season is upon us and all-but the bottom three clubs and Wolves can still change positions on Sunday.Most importantly, the title is still up for grabs with Liverpool and Manchester City’s relentless battle for glory continuing. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed he will play a number of youngsters against Cardiff City Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 9: Leicester CityHighest possible position: 8thLowest possible position: 10th8: EvertonHighest possible position: 8thLowest possible position: 10th7: WolverhamptonHighest possible position: 7thLowest possible position: 7th6: Manchester UnitedHighest possible position: 5thLowest possible position: 6th talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… Fulham were relegated some time ago and were been able to hand a Premier League debut to Harvey Elliott last weekend center_img Premier League fixtures on Sunday 12: Crystal PalaceHighest possible position: 11thLowest possible position: 13th11: West HamHighest possible position: 9thLowest possible position: 12th10: WatfordHighest possible position: 8thLowest possible position: 11th 15: BurnleyHighest possible position: 14thLowest possible position: 16th14: NewcastleHighest possible position: 13thLowest possible position: 15th13: BournemouthHighest possible position: 12thLowest possible position: 14th LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS 10 shining 10 GETTY REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars getty Spurs must remain focus or risk a humiliating drop down to fifth Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake broke Tottenham hearts in the 91st minute last weekend Liverpool and Manchester City haven’t stopped in their astonishing two-team title race 10 REPLY 10 Using data from sportsvisualized.com, talkSPORT.com reveals the highest and lowest potential position for each team at the end of this round of fixtures.You can see the results, below… 18: CardiffHighest possible position: 18thLowest possible position: 18th17: BrightonHighest possible position: 16thLowest possible position: 17th16: SouthamptonHighest possible position: 15thLowest possible position: 17th no dice Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury LIVE ON talkSPORT Aston Villa vs West Brom (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTDerby vs Leeds United (Saturday, 5:15pm) – talkSPORTSunderland vs Portsmouth (Saturday, 7:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Doncaster vs Charlton (Sunday, 12:15pm) – talkSPORT 2Tottenham vs Everton (Sunday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Mansfield vs Newport (Sunday, 6pm) – talkSPORT 2 tense Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ 4: TottenhamHighest possible position: 3rdLowest possible position: 5th huge blow Man City boss Pep Guardiola will be nervous ahead of their match with Brighton and Hove Albionlast_img read more

Kilmarnock boss blasts ‘absolutely woeful’ late goal against Falkirk

first_imgHe said: “It’s an absolutely woeful goal at any level. You’d be disappointed if it happened at any level of football – schoolboy, junior, whatever. If your team conceded in that manner you would be devastated.“We had the most chances, the best of the chances, we have dominated for long periods. But the game is about putting the ball in the net and doing the basics right. We stopped doing the basics right in the last part of the game.“You get in a shape from the goalkeeper’s kick, you don’t commit a cheap foul, and when the foul happens you defend it properly, everybody back.“I was trying to get certain players back in the penalty area just to see the free-kick out. “But the tie’s not over. We have been the dominant team and we’ve got to give absolutely every ounce we’ve got on Sunday to get the result.” Lee Clark described Kilmarnock’s defending for Falkirk’s injury-time winner in the Premiership play-off final first leg as ‘absolutely woeful’.Will Vaulks connected with Craig Sibbald’s cut back to fire the Bairns ahead with the last kick of the game as they seek promotion to the top flight.Misses from Kris Boyd and Tope Obadeyi have left the Ayrshire side with plenty to do in Sunday’s second leg at Rugby Park.And Clark was unhappy with his team’s reaction to a late free-kick which led to Vaulks’ goal.last_img read more

Football Talk: Forrest ready for England, Griffiths’ relief

first_imgHe wasn’t the only one either, Gordon Strachan was also thanking the hero of the night for saving his job, albeit probably a lot more privately.Meanwhile, in other news… (there’s other news?) Cammy Bell says Dundee United’s Challenge Cup win on Saturday finally put to bed his horror show for Rangers a couple of years ago. Hi hi hi, beautiful Sunday (and Monday), this is my my my beautiful day.Yes, last night really did happen, so it’s time to enjoy a rare Monday morning with a spring in your step. Scotland’s emphatic 1-0 win over Slovenia has kept our World Cup 2018 dreams alive and you can watch the full eight minute highlights in all their glory below.James Forrest is on such a high he’s already saying bring on England while Leigh Griffiths is just relieved he got away with missing a couple of sitters – he’s personally thanked Chris Martin for doing him a favour. last_img read more

WSLM Oldest NASCAR Broadcaster in Midwest; Honored at Darlington

first_imgIn 1981, when Performance Racing Network was founded, WSLM began a 38-year relationship with them as well to bring 100 percent of all NASCAR racing to the Kentuckiana area. Motor Racing Network partnered with Spire Motorsports as the sponsor of the No. 77 Motor Racing Network Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, driven by Reed Sorenson, for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.The livery will pay tribute to MRN’s 50 years as “The Voice of NASCAR” and celebrated 11 radio stations who have carried and supported NASCAR racing since the network’s inception.MRN’s 50 Year Partners:WBKR-FM, Owensboro, KYWBTR-FM, Carrollton, GAWDEV-AM/FM, Waterbury, VTWESC-FM, Greenville, SCWJCW-AM, Johnson City, TNWMMY-FM, West Jefferson, NCWMTN-AM, Morristown, TNWNDB-AM, Daytona Beach, FLWSLM-AM/FM, Salem, INWUSQ-FM, Winchester, VAWWGP-AM, Sanford, NC“Our radio partners are the original ambassadors of Motor Racing Network and this sport,” said Cheryl Knight, Director of Radio Partnerships. “Every one of our 600 stations has played a significant role in MRN’s growth and success.  Having 11 stations air our broadcasts consistently since 1970 is remarkable and we were proud to honor them this weekend by placing their call letters on the No.77 Spire Motorsports Chevrolet.”The car finished 30th in the rain-delayed race that ended early Monday morning. White said she was honored to tour the historic Darlington track and meet drivers, team members and track managers from all around the nation. “Everyone was here,” said White. “There were so many from NASCAR’s history here for this race. Just being part of the energy at the track, in the stands and in the pits was extremely exciting. The track is only three years older than WSLM – having been built in 1950 and will be celebrating its 70th anniversary next year. WSLM will cross that milestone in 2023.”While many teams throwed back to “old school” paint schemes and team sponsors, Spire Motorsports felt nothing said “throwback” more than the historic radio network, formed in Daytona Beach, Florida in 1970.  “The Motor Racing Network has brought us all so many great calls over the years”, said Spire Motorsports co-owner Jeff Dickerson. “It’s a true honor to collaborate with MRN and celebrate such an incredible milestone at Darlington Raceway. We all have memorable moments that have been narrated by some of the most iconic voices in the sport. Honoring 50 years of MRN is really special.” Although it will be a first for the network to call a race with an MRN car in the field, the nostalgia of the Southern 500, made it an easy decision. “We jumped at the opportunity to partner with Spire Motorsports and Darlington Raceway to celebrate Motor Racing Network’s 50th year during the Bojangles’ Southern 500 weekend,” said Chris Schwartz, President, MRN. “The car looks terrific and represents so many talented folks that have worked for, and on behalf of, the network for five decades.” WSLM was recognized Sunday at the Darlington Raceway for being one of eleven radio stations in nine states that have broadcast NASCAR races since 1970 when MRN was founded. In fact, station owner Rebecca White said WSLM was the longest-running NASCAR station in the Midwest. Hanging out with MRN Announcer Rusty Wallace.Getting a tour of the garage area with Chris McKee from MRNMet lots of drivers from the past and present. Here we talked with Bobby LaBonte before the introduction of the racing legends.“My dad – Don H. Martin – started the station in 1953 and began broadcasting races from the local tracks in Southern Indiana as well as Indy 500 races,” said White. “In 1970 WSLM signed up with the newly-created Motor Racing Network, which was started by NASCAR founder Bill Frances.”last_img read more