Motorcyclist dies in Berbice smash-up

first_imgA 28-year-old motorcyclist is now the country’s latest road fatality after he lost control of his motorcycle (CH 6868) while he was reportedly speeding and collided with another speeding motorcyclist in New Amsterdam, Berbice.Dead: Dean GrenvilleDead is Dean Grenville of Lot 60 Stanleytown, New Amsterdam, Berbice.Meanwhile, the other motorcyclist who was badly injured in the accident has been identified as 36-year-old Rodrick Ageeday, also of Stanleytown, New Amsterdam, Berbice. He was riding motorcycle CJ 6265 at the time of the accident.Reports are that on Sunday at about 15:00h, both motorcyclists were proceeding south along the eastern drive lane at a fast rate when both riders lost control of their motorcycles. They collided into each other and as a result of the impact, both men received severe injuries about their bodies and were rushed to the New Amsterdam Regional Hospital by public-spirited citizens. Ageeday was admitted with multiple fractures while Grenville was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) for emergency medical attention. The 28-year-old, at the time of the accident, suffered a fractured skull, fractures about his body, and was bleeding. However, on Monday at about 02:00h, he succumbed to his injuries.One of the motorcycles involved in the accidentGrenville’s mother, 53-year-old Barbara Lashley, when contacted by this publication on Monday, stated that since her son was a young boy he was always fond of bikes.According to the distraught mother, Grenville only recently acquired the motorcycle.Although she was too traumatised to speak about the details of her son’s death, she stated that he was known to be involved in daily races around the town of New Amsterdam.Both motorcycles involved in the fatal accident have been lodged at the police station in Berbice. However, the police said that no documents have been produced for either motorcycle. An investigation is ongoing.last_img read more

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Which is QPR’s best signing so far this summer?

first_imgIt’s been a typically busy transfer window at Loftus Road, with confirmation of Junior Hoilett’s arrival taking the number of QPR’s summer signings to seven.[poll id=”29″]Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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Bruins beat Sharks in overtime, spoiling Thornton’s hat trick

first_img(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)SAN JOSE — Charlie McAvoy scored with 1:03 remaining in overtime, spoiling Joe Thornton’s revenge hat trick against the team that traded him to San Jose 13 years ago.McAvoy clinched a 6-5 win for the Boston Bruins at SAP Center on Monday after his teammate Chris Wagner tied the game at 18:11 of the third in controversial fashion, letting the air out of Thornton’s big night.Thornton refused to hide his emotions …last_img

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SA chefs practice safe seafood

first_imgChefs Brad Ball of Bistro 1682, Tanjia Kruger of Majeka House,Bjorn Guido of The Millhouse, Rudi Liebenberg of the Mount Nelson, Stefan Marais of Societi Bistro, Vanessa Marx of Dear Me and Henry Vigar of La Mouette at the launch in Cape Town.(Image: WWF-SASSI)MEDIA CONTACTS • Janine Basson,  Manager   WWF-SASSI   RELATED ARTICLES • Pick n Pay greens seafood operations • SA consumers help rebuild fish stocks • Saving SA’s abalone • Make a pledge to save our seas • Woolworths tests green refrigeration • Global retail award for Pick n PayCadine PillayThe Southern African Sustainable Seafood Initiative (SASSI) has launched the SASSI Seafood Circle, which recognises restaurants and chefs that are actively championing sustainable seafood practices in their restaurants.The assessment, sponsored by Pick n Pay, evaluated 70 restaurants across South Africa, looking at their various approaches to implementing, supporting and promoting sustainable seafood practices.TrailblazersCriteria on which the restaurants and chefs were assessed were the restaurant’s seafood sustainability policy; the effectiveness of their communication of their seafood sustainability practices to their customers, employees and suppliers; their level of engagement in communicating their seafood sustainability practices to a wider audience (e.g. via social media, TV appearances, etc.); and, the “trailblazer factor”, which are those chefs and restaurants that are going the extra mile in promoting and supporting seafood sustainability.The 12 winning WWF-SASSI Trailblazers were from Cape Town, KwaZulu-Natal and Johannesburg. Cape Town winners were Brad Ball from Bistro 1682; Vanessa Marx from Dear Me; Henry Vigar from La Mouette; Tanjia Kruger from Majeka House; Bjorn Gudio from The Millhouse; Rudi Liebenberg from The Mount Nelson; Chris Erasmus from Pierneef a la Motte; Bertus Basson from Overture and Stefan Marais from Societi Bistro. KwaZulu-Natal Trailblazers were Jackie Cameron from Hartford House; Kevin Joseph from Oyster Box and from Johannesburg, Marthinus Ferreira of DW Eleven-13.Choosing fish wiselyMany people may not be as educated as they should when it comes to choosing which seafood to cook or order, and the unsustainable harvest of the world’s oceans has led to the depletion and, in some cases, the collapse of many of the world’s major fish stocks.In 2004, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) established SASSI to inform and educate all participants in the seafood trade, from wholesalers to restaurateurs through to seafood lovers, about sustainable seafood. By using a “traffic light” system, the colour-coded SASSI list categorises selected South African and imported seafood species according to their conservation status.Green-listed fish is the group from which consumers are encouraged to choose, as it contains the most sustainable choices from the healthiest and most well-managed populations. These species can handle current fishing pressure.Orange-listed fish includes species that have associated reasons for concern either because the species is depleted as a result of overfishing and cannot sustain current fishing pressure, the fishery that catches them may cause particularly severe environmental damage or the lifestyle of the species makes it vulnerable to high fishing pressure. Consumers are encouraged to think twice and consider the implications of these choices.The red-listed fish group includes both unsustainable species, which are from collapsed populations or have extreme environmental concerns or lack appropriate management, and species that are illegal to buy or sell in South Africa. These species should never be bought by consumers, and fish highlighted in bold in this category are illegal to sell in South Africa.A more detailed list is available for download on the SASSI website.Restaurants’ duty to practice safe seafoodBronwen Rohland, director of marketing and sustainability at Pick n Pay said, while it may be the responsibility of the government to regulate and monitor fishing activities, it is also the duty of every seafood restaurant, retailer and consumer to support sustainable and responsible fishing practices.“In line with Pick n Pay’s commitment to only stock sustainably sourced seafood by the end of 2015, this is an exciting step in recognising restaurants who are also encouraging, supporting and implementing sustainable seafood practices,” Rohland said. “We believe that the SASSI Seafood Circle will help to both raise awareness and guide more consumers to make sustainable seafood choices.”Pick n Pay has also joined forces with SASSI to create a sustainable seafood cook book that can be downloaded for free on the website.last_img read more

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Brand South Africa collaborates with the Market Theatre

first_imgJohannesburg, Friday 13 November – Brand South Africa has partnered with the Market Theatre Foundation to profile South Africa’s arts and culture sector and the role it plays in telling the positive South African story.South Africa is home to one of the most dynamic and eclectic arts and culture sectors, which mirrors the diversity which exists across all facets of South African society. Through the arts, we are able to communicate, amongst others, the tales of forgiveness and triumph that inspire South Africa’s young democracy to heal the divisions of the past and foster national pride.The National Development Plan (NDP) describes arts and culture as open powerful spaces for debate about where a society finds itself and where it is going. Through artistic expression South Africans are able to communicate their reality and profile unique South African values to both international and domestic audiences. The NDP highlights that the creative and cultural industries can contribute substantially to small business development, job creation, and urban development and renewal which in turn improves South Africa’s competitiveness.The arts and culture sector is therefore a critical contributor to the positive positioning of South Africa as a creative and innovative country.The Market Theatre Foundation and Brand South Africa will play their part in recognising the value of this sector in driving social cohesion, pride and patriotism as well as job creation, and have come together to profile South Africa’s dynamic arts industry and positively tell the South African story.This partnership will consist of various elements and events over the next year. The partnership will be launched with a production of James Ngcobo’s Songs From Jazz Town, a musical celebrating great artists of the past whilst incorporating contemporary South African hip hop that speaks to current South African issues.Media is invited as follows:Date: 20 November 2015Time: 19h45Venue: John Kani Theatre, The Market TheatreRSVP: Kelly Davids kellyd@brandsouthafrica.comLusanda Zokufa LusandaZ@markettheatre.co.zalast_img read more

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Community leaders say SANDAGs new TransNet vision will shelve highway safety improvements

first_imgCommunity leaders say SANDAG’s new TransNet vision will shelve highway safety improvements KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsAfter controversy surrounding proposed new transit options from SANDAG MTS is doing its best to make the community feel involved in any future plans.They are holding their first public forum asking community members for their help defining the future of transit in San Diego.Mark Olson from MTS joined KUSI News to discuss more about what this meeting means.A new survey says more than 50 percent of people who drive alone to work indicated that they would choose an alternative commute at least once per week under the right circumstances, according to findings from the 2018 Commute Behavior Survey.For more information about the 2021 Regional Plan and 5 Big Moves to deliver a bold new transportation vision, please visit SDForward.com/Vision. June 25, 2019 Updated: 6:12 PM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – County Supervisors Dianne Jacob and Kristin Gaspar, Poway Mayor Steve Vaus, San Marcos Mayor Rebecca Jones and Santee City Councilwoman Laura Koval are spoke out against a San Diego Association of Governments plan to improve public transit infrastructure, which opponents say will come at the cost of planned highway improvements.The community leaders claim  SANDAG’s executive director wants to steer TransNet funds to other mass transit programs, at the expense of promised road improvements such as road and safety improvements to SR-67.“SR-67 between Ramona and Lakeside is not only considered dangerous to daily motorists, but it serves as a critical escape route during wildfire. Mass evacuations during the 2007 Witch Creek blaze turned the narrow, winding road into a parking lot, with traffic backed up for hours,” according to a release by Dianne Jacob’s office.KUSI Contributor and AM 760 radio host Mark Larson joined KUSI News to further discuss the battle over TransNet funds. Posted: June 25, 2019last_img read more

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2020 Lincoln Aviator offers slightly better fuel economy than Cadillac XT6

first_img SUVs Luxury cars Future Cars Enlarge ImageTalk about getting off to a good start. Andrew Krok/Roadshow When a car is more efficient, less expensive and more powerful than its also-new competition, that sounds like a pretty good start. Lincoln should have plenty to celebrate this week, then, now that fuel economy numbers are out for the base-trim 2020 Aviator.According to newly published EPA figures, the 2020 Lincoln Aviator in base, rear-wheel drive trim is rated at 18 miles per gallon city, 26 mpg highway and 21 combined. It’s still more expensive than your average vehicle, which is why the EPA estimates that Aviator owners will spend $2,250 more in fuel costs over five years when compared to the average new car.That’s not bad, considering its engine is a 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V6 that puts out 400 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. Its starting price is $52,195, which includes destination, and adding AWD will tack another $2,500 on to the price, likely lowering fuel economy a bit in the process.Let’s compare that to the Aviator’s also-new competitor, the 2020 Cadillac XT6. It’s rated just a smidge lower than the Aviator at 18 mpg city, 25 highway and 20 combined. Yet, it’s a more expensive proposition at $53,690 including destination. Front-wheel drive is standard, as opposed to the Aviator’s standard RWD. Most surprising, though, is the huge output delta between these two — the XT6’s naturally-aspirated 3.6-liter V6 only musters 310 hp and 271 lb-ft. Yikes. The XT6 is also down a cog in its automatic transmission, packing 9 compared to the Aviator’s 10.The 2020 Cadillac XT6 goes on sale this summer, around the same time the Aviator does. It’ll be interesting to see how both perform, not only against each other, but against the greater midsize luxury SUV segment. 1:26 Lincoln Cadillac More From Roadshow Review • 2019 Lincoln Navigator: Bigger and better More about 2019 Lincoln Navigator 2020 Lincoln Aviator takes off at LA Auto Show 58 Photos 2020 Lincoln Aviator plug-in hybrid first drive: This changes everything Tags 2020 Lincoln Aviator first drive: Stylish SUV takes flight with smart tech Share your voice 1 2020 Cadillac XT6 first drive: Sometimes ‘more’ is more Comment The sky’s the limit in the 2020 Lincoln Aviator Now playing: Watch this: Lincoln Cadillaclast_img read more

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France for consolidating democracy Shahriar foresees fair polls

first_imgState minister for foreign affairs M Shahriar Alam speaks at a reception marking the National Day of the French Republic, in Dhaka on Saturday, 14 July 2108. Photo: UNBState minister for foreign affairs M Shahriar Alam on Saturday hoped the election commission (EC) with the help of all political parties, administration and other stakeholders, will be able to hold “inclusive, fair and neutral” general elections by the end of this year.He made the remark while addressing as chief guest at a reception marking the French National Day in the capital on Saturday evening, reports UNB.French ambassador to Bangladesh Marie-Annick Bourdin also spoke.The state minister said Bangladesh considers all human rights as universal, indivisible, interrelated, interdependent and mutually reinforcing.”The fundamental rights envisaged in the constitution of Bangladesh reflect many of the human rights prescribed by international human rights law,” he said.The state minister mentioned that Bangladesh is a country with rich ethnic, religious and cultural diversity.It encourages the contribution of civil society and NGOs in national socio-economic development as well as in the promotion and protection of human rights initiatives, Shahriar said.”I am confident; the diversity and depth of our relations will continue to rise and widen, bringing tangible outcome and mutual benefits for the peoples of the two countries,” he said.He wished the continued happiness and well-being of the friendly people of the French Republic and everlasting friendship and good relations between France and Bangladesh.French ambassador Bourdin said Bangladesh and France can do more together in consolidating democracy through free and fair elections, as well as inclusive, and in defending the human rights of all women and men in the world, as well as in their respective countries.She said they are convinced that two countries can do and achieve a lot more together in ensuring sustainable development for all, implementing the 2030 Agenda and assisting each other in implementing international commitments.She said the two friendly countries can do a lot in contributing to peace and stability, as both countries hold shared views on a number of issues of concern, and are active contributors to peacekeeping operations.The ambassador talked about two countries’ role in promoting the importance of education and diversity of languages and cultures, in which are rooted the identity, the sense of belonging and individual rights of every citizen.”They have been and remain key factors in our respective history and fight for emancipation,” she said.Ambassador Bourdin, while sharing a series of announcements, said president Emmanuel Macron has invited leaders from all countries who contributed troops in the first World War, and Bangladesh has also been invited, to commemorate the 1918 armistice on 11 November.”Besides the commemorative ceremonies, France is organising the Paris Peace Forum, a global platform for governance projects, aiming at consolidating peace and building a more cooperative and better organised planet, on 11-13 November,” she said.The ambassador said Bangladesh and France have developed warm and friendly relations since the early days of the fight for Independence led by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1971.Andre Malraux, who fought for freedom during the civil war in Spain, lent him a strong support, along with other intellectuals (B Henri-Levy).”Our president lauded the impressive economic growth achieved in Bangladesh over the last 10 years. Our government has welcomed the announcement of the graduation of your economy from an LDC to a developing country by 2021 or 2024, we salute this great achievement,” said the French ambassador.She said they will keep on supporting Bangladesh economic development through their ODA (official development assistance) and technical assistance, as well as through private sector companies.Current and former ministers, diplomats, editors, civil society members and business leaders were present.last_img read more

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AKQA a global innovation agency introduces Speedgate an AIdesigned outdoor sport

first_imgEarlier this month, AKQA, a global innovation agency, introduced a new outdoor sport called Speedgate, which is created by an AI system built by them. This AI system was trained on more than 400 sports including Rugby, Soccer, and football to form the rules and regulations for Speedgate. In Speedgate, each team has six players consisting of forwards and defenders. The teams playing the game have to score goals by kicking through two consecutive gates. When a player kicks the ball through an X gate, the center gate will unlock the goal gate. After the center gate is unlocked, the team in possession can score by kicking the ball through the end gate in any direction. Here’s a video showing how this game actually works: Developers at AKQA trained a recurrent neural network and a deep convolutional generative adversarial network on over 400 sports. It uses NVIDIA Tesla GPUs for training the neural networks as well as for inferencing. Additionally, the neural network was also trained on 10,400 logos to generate the official Speedgate logo. The model was able to generate over 1,000 different sport concepts. Though many of them were interesting, the team wanted the AI system to come up with a game that was in addition to being fun and easy to understand was also active and accessible. And, Speedgate checked all the boxes for them. Kathryn Webb, AI Practice Lead at AKQA, said, “GPU technology helped us to condense training and generation phases down to a fraction of what they would’ve been. We would not have been able to achieve so many unique ML contributions in the project without that speed. It gave us more time to test, learn and adapt, and ultimately helped to produce the best final result.” Read more in detail, visit AKQA’s official website. Read Next OpenAI Five beats pro Dota 2 players; wins 2-1 against the gamers Google announces Stadia, a cloud-based game streaming service, at GDC 2019 Microsoft announces Game stack with Xbox Live integration to Android and iOSlast_img read more

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