Waste disposal companies have ‘no confidence’ in City Hall

first_img– call for Central Government to intervene as debt continues to climbCevons Waste Management and Purans Brothers Disposal have united behind calls for Central Government to ‘take the wheel’, as the companies contended that City Hall is out of its depth and cannot resolve the municipality’s mounting debts to the companies.This was communicated in a statement on Friday, where the two companies laid out what they are owed by City Hall and even provided a payment plan. They explained that they withdrew their service over an outstanding debt of $160 million. Shockingly, the companies noted that this debt accumulated from June of this year.“Our decision was made only after futile attempts to engage the municipality on the issue of settling these outstanding amounts. In the process, we found City Hall to be decidedly lacking in a sense of urgency.”“It is as if the administration of City Hall has concluded that it is entirely reasonable to expect us to continue to provide service in the face of its astounding delinquency,” the company stated.According to the companies, they want their June and July arrears payment by November month end; August and September payments by December 31 and the resumption of regular payments as stipulated in their contract in February. They called on Government to intervene in support of this process, to ensure efficient garbage disposal.“We wish both the Government of Guyana and the citizens to be assured that a great deal of human and physical resources are invested in discharging our responsibility to the capital,” the company said. “In that context we submit that it is both morally and legally wrong to expect that we can continue, over a protracted period of time, to discharge these services without compensation.”The two companies also responded to reports that City Hall would contract smaller companies to replace them. They warned of the risk to the entire city should City Hall engage persons with less capacity to collect garbage than them.“In the past, City Hall’s resort to less than professional replacement service providers have led to unwholesome consequences, not least, movement through the streets of the capital of vehicles unsuited to the task making deposits of garbage and putrid liquid on streets in the capital to say nothing large numbers of disgruntled citizens,” the companies noted.Financial shortfallIn a statement earlier this week, City Hall had explained that “…because of a serious financial shortfall, the Council is unable to honour its obligation to both contractors in a timely manner, a situation which the Council regrets.”Five smaller garbage contractors had since expressed willingness to work with the Council from Monday, November 26, to carry out the collection services. As such, the Council was scheduled to meet with these small contractors to concretise the details of the agreement.According to the governing body in the Capital City, it expends approximately $30 million monthly for the removal of waste from the Georgetown environs. This solid waste management bill, it added, accounts for 38 per cent of the Council’s monthly income, which is some $89 million.To this end, the M&CC said moving forward next year it will have to reassess how it manages waste collection in the City. Last month, both Purans Brothers and Cevons Waste Management had said they were owed some $150 million by City Hall. This debt was said to have been outstanding since the second quarter of 2018.Puran Brothers Disposal Service is owed $73 million, while Cevons Waste Disposal is owed $75 million. At that time, the two entities had been contemplating pulling their services, since there was “no positive outcome” to their meetings with City Hall.For one of the collectors, the monthly operational expenditure is somewhere in the vicinity of $15 million. City Hall’s financial crisis dates back to times when, with no other option, both solid waste collectors had been forced to withdraw their services until pending payments had been made. Staffers were also dismissed and later rehired in light of this process. Managing City Hall’s finances will be a stern test for the recently elected new body of councillors.last_img read more

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Lefty does it right at Pebble Beach

first_imgMickelson finally got his season on track by closing with a 6-under 66 to tie the 72-hole tournament scoring record, win for the 30th time in his career and become only the third player in PGA Tour history to surpass $40 million in earnings. Determined to become a better driver, Mickelson was all that and more on a surprisingly sunny afternoon. He missed only one fairway, turned a tight race into a runaway with three birdies in a four-hole stretch along the ocean and emerged again as a threat whenever – and wherever – he tees it up. “Winning today gives me satisfaction,” Mickelson said. “I believe I can take what happened at Winged Foot and make it a plus for the rest of my career. I think I’m going to be a better driver of the golf ball for the rest of my career. At least, that’s the goal.” That’s what he did in the final round, and no one else had a chance. And while his five-shot victory Sunday in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was hardly a case of redemption, it at least changed the conversation about him from the past to his potential. Those worried about emotional scars from his double bogey on the final hole at Winged Foot can relax. So complete was his performance at Pebble that Mickelson was among the top five in driving accuracy, greens in regulation, putting and driving distance. The five-shot victory matched the largest margin since Bing Crosby started this tournament in 1937. The only drama came on the par-3 fifth hole when Mickelson hit a 6-iron he thought would be short. It caught a gust and flew over the green and into shin-high grass, never to be found and sending him to a double bogey. Six holes later, he had a four-shot lead and was sailing toward a 20-under 268 total, tying the record set by Mark O’Meara in 1997. Kevin Sutherland missed a half-dozen putts inside 8 feet, but his birdie on the 18th hole gave him a 71 and second place alone. He spent so much time being asked about Mickelson that he finally grinned and said, “A lot of questions I’ve gotten today feel like U.S. Open code.” “Phil’s game hasn’t gone anywhere,” Sutherland said. It was the 11th time in 15 seasons that Mickelson won on the West Coast Swing, and the timing couldn’t have been better. He started his season slowly, and missing the cut last week in Phoenix turned up the talk on whether he would find his game. Now, he looks as if he’s about to hit his stride. “This is exciting,” Mickelson said. “I’ve gotten off to a good start. It gives me momentum, and I can’t wait for next week and the upcoming majors. I’m really excited about the year.” Sutherland fell out of contention by missing consecutive birdie putts inside 8 feet on the seventh and eighth holes, then hitting a 9-iron over the green at No. 9 and taking double bogey. John Mallinger, a 27-year-old rookie and Long Beach State alum, shot 71 and finished third. Mallinger acquitted himself nicely in only his eighth career start on tour, and first time in contention. He didn’t made bogey until the 11th hole, but fell too far behind with a three-putt from 12 feet on the par-5 14th. That left Mickelson another casual stroll down the 18th fairway, the blue ocean to his left, the sunshine casting long shadows on the emerald green fairways. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img PEBBLE BEACH – Phil Mickelson waited until late last year, when his clubs were collecting dust during a three-month break from golf, to reflect on a U.S. Open meltdown at Winged Foot that suddenly seemed to overshadow all his achievements. Instead of sulking, he found a solution. last_img read more

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African-Americans, Koreans try to heal deep wounds

first_imgThe 350 marchers who made the recent 1.4-mile trek down Wilshire Boulevard from Koreatown to MacArthur Park made up in symbolism what they lacked in numbers. Actor Danny Glover and civil-rights attorney Connie Rice marched alongside Korean merchants and churchgoers, Los Angeles Police Department officers and activists from Homies Unidos. African-Americans, Koreans, whites and Latinos sought to underscore an ethnic unity they hope marks a dramatic change since the 1992 riots that destroyed 2,000 Korean businesses and exposed wide rifts between Koreans and other minority groups. The march meant to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the riots suddenly served as a memorial for the 32 Virginia Tech students killed April 16 by Korean student Seung-hui Cho, creating fears of a racist backlash among Korean-Americans. “The Korean-American community is really concerned,” said Kyeyoung Park, an associate professor of anthropology and member of the Center for Korean Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. “Particularly here, where the Korean-American was scapegoated in 1992 civil unrest.” Fifteen years ago, Korean merchants, especially those working in South Los Angeles, became the target of black rioters in what Koreans came to know as “sa-i-gu,” which translates to April 29. “People think the riots were only about Rodney King, but it was more than Rodney King,” said Chester Tate, an African-American who lives near the intersection of Florence and Normandie, the flashpoint for the four days of violence. “It was also over incidents like the Latasha Harlins killing over a bottle of juice.” Latasha was a 15-year-old African-American girl who was fatally shot on March 16, 1991, by Soon Ja Du, a Korean-American store owner in South Los Angeles. A security camera captured images of the teen putting a $1.79 bottle of orange juice into her backpack. Du apparently saw this but did not notice that the girl had then approached the store counter with money in her hand. African-Americans and Koreans now say there has been noticeable improvement in relations between the two groups in the past 15 years – progress that was emphasized by last week’s march. “There is still deep pain,” says Lee Jung-Hui, whose son, Edward, tried to protect Koreatown merchants but was killed when one of them mistook him for a looter and shot him. “But we all must learn to forgive one another and change the world for the better.” tony.castro@dailynews.com (818) 713-3761160Want 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

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Mane and Firmino spare Alisson’s blushes after Liverpool goalkeeper’s howler

first_img 4 4 Leicester started the second half brightly as James Maddison wriggled through the Liverpool defence only to have his shot blocked at the last moment by a sprawling Joe Gomez.In the 58th minute, Jurgen Klopp watched on in despair as his star man Salah wasted a four-on-two opportunity and five minutes later the side were made to pay.Under pressure from the Foxes’ forwards, Virgil van Dijk played a poor pass back to Alisson who opted to try and take Kelechi Iheanacho on with his feet before losing the ball and conceding as a result.The £67m goalkeeper was left with egg on his face as Iheanacho robbed him of possession and picked out Rachid Ghezzal who finished to put his side back in the game.However, Liverpool held on to secure the three points and maintain their 100% record at the start of the new Premier League season with four wins from four matches. Liverpool survived a goalkeeping shocker from Alisson and maintained their 100% record in the Premier League with a 2-1 win at Leicester on Saturday.The Reds ultimately emerged victorious at the King Power Stadium as goals from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino rendered their ‘keeper’s second half mistake irrelevant. Roberto Firmino doubled Liverpool’s lead in the 45th minute STAR MAN: Sadio ManeOnce again Mane stole the show for Liverpool in what was a rare underwhelming display from Mohamed Salah. The Senegal international netted his fourth of the season early on and was the constant in his team’s attacking threat.MOMENT OF THE MATCH:While it ultimately didn’t prove crucial, Alisson’s mistake will still be the major talking point from today’s game. When you spend £62m to replace an error-prone goalkeeper, the last thing you want to see is your new signing dilly-dallying on the ball, being tackled and then costing you a goal.MATCH STATS: LINE-UPS:Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Milner, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Mane, Salah, Firmino.Subs: Mignolet, Keita, Sturridge, Moreno, Lallana, Shaqiri, Matip.Leicester XI: Schmeichel, Ricardo, Morgan, Maguire, Chilwell, Albrighton, Mendy, Ndidi, Ghezzal, Maddison, Gray.Subs: Ward, Fuchs, Evans, Amartey, Iborra, Okazaki, Iheanacho.center_img 4 Jurgen Klopp’s men stormed out of the blocks in the first half as Roberto Firmino forced a save out of Kasper Schmeichel within four minutes before Mo Salah surprisingly put his rebound effort wide.It didn’t take long for the Reds’ attack to put things right as Salah fed Andrew Robertson down the left just six minutes later. The Scottish defender pulled the ball back to Sadio Mane who lashed his side ahead from close range.The Reds controlled much of the remainder of the half and doubled their advantage seconds before the break as Roberto Firmino nodded in a simple header from a James Milner corner. Sadio Mane put Liverpool 1-0 up after ten minutes 4 Salah was not at his brilliant best and Xherdan Shaqiri replaced him late in the second half last_img read more

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GAA: ALL THE COUNTY RESULTS

first_imgJunior A Football Championship29-Jul-2012 Naomh Padraig Leifear0 – 82 – 8MilfordJunior B Football Championship29-Jul-2012 Naomh Padraig-Muff1 – 73 – 10Naomh ConaillU21 A Football Championship29-Jul-2012 Fourmasters1 – 50 – 4Naomh MhuireMarley Coach Hire Division 528-Jul-2012 Naomh Columba0 – 83 – 6MacCumhaillsCentra Supermarkets Division 328-Jul-2012 Burt0 – 90 – 8Naomh Columba28-Jul-2012 Downings3 – 62 – 9UrrisCentra Supermarkets Division 3 Reserve28-Jul-2012 Naomh Naille2 – 40 – 15Aodh RuadhMarley Coach Hire Division 528-Jul-2012 Ardara0 – 81 – 10GlenfinCentra Supermarkets Division 3 Reserve28-Jul-2012 Burt0 – 60 – 7Naomh Columba28-Jul-2012 Downings0 – 71 – 7UrrisCentra Supermarkets Division 328-Jul-2012 Naomh Naille1 – 120 – 4Aodh RuadhMcGlynn’s Restaurant Castlefin Division 2 Reserve 28-Jul-2012 Fanad Gaels0 – 61 – 6MalinMcGlynn’s Restaurant Castlefin Division 228-Jul-2012 Fanad Gaels0 – 101 – 9Malin27-Jul-2012 Na Cealla Beaga1 – 91 – 3Naomh BridSenior Hurling Championship 201225-Jul-2012 St Eunans3 – 71 – 12Sean MacCumhaillsUnder 21 B Football Championship 201224-Jul-2012 Robert Emmets4 – 51 – 16Naomh Padraig LeifearU21 A Football Championship24-Jul-2012 St Michaels3 – 170 – 2GlenfinUnder 21 B Football Championship 201224-Jul-2012 Moville1 – 53 – 13Buncrana24-Jul-2012 Naomh Brid1 – 111 – 7BurtU21 A Football Championship24-Jul-2012 Letterkenny Gaels4 – 71 – 9Glenswilly24-Jul-2012 Malin1 – 101 – 12CloughaneelyUnder 21 B Football Championship 201224-Jul-2012 An Tearmain0 – 71 – 11Carndonagh24-Jul-2012 Naomh Colmcille3 –  133 –   10Aodh RuadhU21 A Football Championship24-Jul-2012 Milford0 – 202 – 11DungloeGAA: ALL THE COUNTY RESULTS was last modified: July 29th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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

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Ayesha and Stephen Curry proclaim their ‘forever’ love to celebrate 8th anniversary

first_imgAfter three children and a high-pressure, high-profile life together as one of America’s premiere sports couples, Ayesha and Stephen Curry let the world know that their marriage is still going strong on their eighth anniversary.The Alamo couple took to Instagram to share posts with their combined 33 million followers, proclaiming their love for each other and expressing how happy each makes the other.“My baby, my love, my life. What can I say,” Ayesha Curry, 30, wrote alongside a selfie of …last_img

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Matt Olson, Mark Canha deliver with bats and gloves in Oakland Athletics’ win over New York Yankees

first_imgOAKLAND — There was one split moment in the A’s 6-2 win over the Yankees upped manager Bob Melvin’s heart rate a bit. But how worried could he be, really?Matt Olson — ever the quietly reliable, yet, simultaneously spectacular first baseman — was trotting toward DJ LeMaheiu’s ground ball dribbling down the line. With Michael Tauchman on first, all of Olson’s momentum pointed to an easy tag out that advanced the runner into scoring position.But then Olson switched gears and fired to Marcus …last_img

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AllBueaty 12pcs Cute Lovely Mixed Colorful Lace Stretch Elastic Headbands Hair Band Accessories – Excellent

first_imgSize: Approx. Beautiful: ) fit my 10 months old perfectly an Three Stars Can be used as chokers to,love them. Love these would recommend product & will use again. Great value for money my little girl loves having the choice of what colour to wear. Quality items fast delivery well made. Love these cute hair bands- my five month old has long hair falling into her eyes and these bands stay on her head ( although very occasionally, slips over her eyes but it doesn’t alarm her and due to lace like fabric, she can still through and isn’t scared. They come in an array of colours including neon yellow which we love. It was a very good product but could be in better material and a bit more decorative. Five Stars SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-05-13 21:39:10Reviewed Item 12pcs Cute Lovely Mixed Colorful Lace Stretch Elastic Headbands Hair Band AccessoriesRating 3.3 / 5  stars, based on  31  reviews We have bought better ones but these were ok and arrived exactly as ordered. Did take a while to arrive and several pieces had a lot of frayed thread. However i am happy with them and my daughter loves wearing them and colours are fantastic. Lovely colours fits well but not suitable for newborns suitable for 6 to 12 months and over. Bought for my wife to make headbands for our new granddaughter. She was well pleased and reckons she could make a fortune buying stuff on here and making her own. Said the quality of the bands she made with the items bought were better quality than some of the expensive headbands she was looking at. Bargin & there much better than i thought they were going to be. Features of 12pcs Cute Lovely Mixed Colorful Lace Stretch Elastic Headbands Hair Band AccessoriesFashion Accessories,soft ,elasticated and comfortable.Soft material and beautiful design is the best choice for your lovely childrenMaterial: Lace. colors sends random , you may receives repeat or different from the pictures showSize: Approx. 190 * 35 mm (LxW)/ 7.5″*1.4″(LxW)very elastic, suitable for baby in different agesFashion Accessories,soft ,elasticated and comfortable. Pretty headbands suitable for what i needed. Great selection just what i wanted. Beautiful 🙂 fit my 10 months old perfectly an fit my friends baby who is 1 an my 5 year old daughter, fast delivery. Loved these great for the price. I brought this to make headbands for my daughter as shes only 7months its hard to find ones that fit and wont dig in. These are perfect lovely bright and soft fabric. Will definitely be ordering some more, thanks. Soft material and beautiful design is the best choice for your lovely children very elastic, suitable for baby in different ages Material: Lace. Posted on May 13, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories HeadbandsTags AllBueatylast_img read more

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What I Would Tell My Younger Self

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now My Teenage SelfYou know you really are an asshole sometimes. Your Mom is raising four kids by herself and you can really be a selfish, little bastard. Start helping her, damn it.Remember to thank the good people at the restaurant later on in life. They gave you a job and fed you. Working fulltime at the age of thirteen is going to do more to help you succeed than almost anything else. Yes, even just washing dishes is going to form your character.Identify and get close to people with a way bigger vision of themselves than anything you are comfortable with. Your vision is way too small. Stunted, really.Later on, you are going to love a really nice suit and a really great tie. No. Really. Stop laughing.Don’t listen to people who tell you street smarts trump book smarts. Don’t listen to people who tell you book smarts trump street smarts. These things aren’t mutually exclusive, and combined they are more powerful than either alone. Go to school.My Early 20’s SelfGet out of bed before the sun comes up and get busy. The fastest way to win is to hustle. Don’t hang out at night partying with your friends. Do the work that matters instead.Talent by itself isn’t enough. Confidence and marketing provide a surer, straighter path to success. Double down on the marketing and promotion.Did you ever do anything about that whole “school” thing we talked about?You are a leader when you decide to be, not when someone gives you permission. Just start leading.Uh, dude, you might want to get those headaches checked out at some point. It could be something serious. Just sayin.My Late 20’s SelfLife isn’t a race. Take your time. You can accomplish a lot AND enjoy the experience at the same time. You don’t get go back over this ground again.Write down everything, every story. You are going to wish you could recall all the places, the faces, the names, and the lessons later on.Damn, boy! That wife is yours is something special! Don’t botch it up!My 30’s SelfLook, people have been having babies for a three and half million years. You aren’t going to screw it up worse than anyone else has . . . I hope.Twins. Really? Well now isn’t that going to be interesting?Your work and your job aren’t the same thing. Don’t confuse them. Spend more time doing your work than doing your job. You don’t know what I am saying? Well, think about it until you figure it out.Don’t be so damn judgmental. Everybody is dealing with their own pain, their own fears, and their own life. Who made you their judge?You can’t pay people to not have to lead them or manage them. It doesn’t work that way.My Early 40’s SelfGet started. Don’t wait for permission. Share what you know with people who need it.More margin! More margin!You only have these little people in your house for a few more years. Love them and prepare them to be healthy, happy grown ups. Make your mark, man!Your TurnWhat would you tell your younger self?last_img read more

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Search on for 3 workers trapped in coal mine

first_imgSearch operations continued on Thursday at an opencast coal mine of Mahanadi Coalfields Ltd (MCL) in Odisha’s Talcher where three workers are feared trapped.A 30-member National Disaster Response Force team is trying to trace the workers under massive heaps of coal and debris. Rescue operations have been affected due to intermittent rain.Mound collapseThe accident had taken place around 11 p.m. on Tuesday when a portion of an earthen mound caved in and trapped several workers. While nine persons were rescued, one body was recovered. The public sector firm had said that labourers working on the night shift at Bharatpur opencast mine in Talcher Coalfields had come under a dump slide due to a strata failure. MCL (Technical/Operations) director O.P. Singh said sincere efforts were being made to trace the trapped workers.The incident was also raised in the State Assembly with Senior Congress leader Narasingha Mishra saying that the MCL authorities should be taken to task for their laxity, apart from giving adequate compensation to the kin of the victims.last_img read more

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