RESULTS: WHERE DID YOU COME IN THE BALLYRAINE NS 5K?

first_imgIvan TonerIVAN TONER was first home with 17 seconds to spare in the Ballyraine National School 5k this evening.All the results from tonight are here:Balllyraine NS 5k 11/06/2015  Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 92 16.07 Ivan Toner SM Letterkenny A C2 18 16.24 Roy McGilloway SM Foyle Valley3 17 16.33 Pius McInyre SM Foyle Valley 4 113 16.56 Ciaran McGonagle SM Rosses A.C.5 115 17.34 Raymon Birch SM Letterkenny A C6 199 17.50 John Conlon SM Letterkenny A C7 185 17.55 Dominick Boner M50 Finn Valley A C8 120 17.59 Brendan Finney JM Individual 9 163 18.13 Brian Crossan SM Letterkenny A C10 82 18.23 Sinead Peoples SW Letterkenny A C11 124 18.25 Shaun Boyce SM Individual12 168 18.25 Paul Cullen SM 24/7 Triathlon 13 164 18.26 Paul Doherty SM 24/7 Triathlon14 123 18.29 Marcus McClintock M40 Letterkenny A C15 122 18.29 Michael Black SM Finn Valley A C16 186 18.40 Ben Carr JM Finn Valley A C17 67 18.42 Alan O’Maliony M40 24/7 Triathlon18 165 18.44 John Daly M40 24/7 Triathlon19 105 18.44 Gavin Cranlord SM 24/7 Triathlon20 42 18.56 Paul McMonagle SM Letterkenny A C21 194 19.03 Dan Friel SM Individual22 134 19.17 Michael Galvin M40 Letterkenny A C23 146 19.19 John McFadden SM Individual24 201 19.46 Jordon Devenny JM Individual25 125 19.55 Kieron Coyle SM United Health Group26 69 20.03 Ben McGonagle SM Rosses A.C.27 151 20.06 John Rodgers SM Individual28 183 20.10 Troi Hegarty SM Letterkenny A C29 182 20.29 George Rahmani SM Individual30 98 20.34 Dylan Boal JM Individual31 97 20.38 Donnachadh Parkinson JM Individual32 173 20.39 Conal Biggs SM Fighting Fit33 81 20.39 Manus Peoples M50 Individual34 193 20.52 Stephen Bryne SM Individual35 49 20.59 Paddy McFadden M40 Individual36 192 21.09 Pat Brady M50 24/7 Triathlon37 94 21.12 PJ McMenamin SM Individual38 128 21.16 Seamus Ferry M40 Rosses A.C.39 21 21.19 Charlene McIntyre SW Fighting Fit40 1 21.30 Mark Rodgers M40 Individual41 181 21.30 Jonny Stewart SM Individual42 65 21.34 Paddy McGee SM Individual43 191 21.38 Jason Black M40 Individual44 172 21.39 Stephanie Brolly W40 Individual45 54 21.41 Brian McGuigan SM Individual46 40 21.43 Sammy Johnston M40 24/7 Triathlon47 127 21.43 Rodney Lindsay SM Individual48 30 21.48 Ethan McCloskey JM Fighting Fit49 162 22.06 Shaun O’Donnell M50 Swanlings50 187 22.09 Stephen Shiels M40 Letterkenny A C51 72 22.13 Paul Brady M40 Individual52 137 22.27 Pat Byrne M50 Killybegs A C53 197 22.39 Ewan Kemp JM Individual54 203 22.42 Zack West JM Individual55 106 22.46 Ciaran McGettigan JM 24/7 Triathlon56 103 22.47 Eugene McGettigan SM 24/7 Triathlon57 196 22.50 Paul McMillan SM Individual58 133 22.52 Luca Tampellini SM Inch59 95 22.52 Eugeri McGinlei M50 Raphoe Runners60 184 23.00 Craig Lyons SM Individual61 204 23.04 Eoghan Gleeson SM Run For Fun62 13 23.09 Adam Boal Quinn M40 Individual63 12 23.09 Bruce Daniel M40 Individual64 161 23.14 Ernie Pollock M50 Swanlings65 93 23.21 Brendan Giles SM Cranford A C66 142 23.26 Declan McFeely SM Fighting Fit67 41 23.36 Mary Sweeney SW Individual68 78 23.45 Bernie Gallagher SW Milford A C69 166 23.49 Clare Molloy W40 Individual70 6 24.00 Jackie Callaghan W40 Individual71 19 24.02 Dermot Kelly SM Fighting Fit72 52 24.02 Mark Cannon SM Individual73 56 24.05 Andrew Stewart SM Letterkenny A C74 126 24.12 Alex McDermott JM Individual75 200 24.14 Shae Treery SM Individual76 73 24.16 Claire McIntyre SW Individual77 37 24.19 Noreen Lynch SW Individual78 169 24.21 Amanda McMulty SW 24/7 Triathlon79 68 24.31 Mark Russell SM Individual80 4 24.33 Jamie Callaghan JM Individual81 178 24.37 Martina McDaid W40 Speer Performance82 29 24.38 Rosie McCloskey W40 Fighting Fit83 50 24.39 Michael McElhinney M50 Individual84 132 24.46 Dean Spencer M50 Individual85 71 24.54 Michael Gibbons M50 Individual86 66 24.57 John Burke M40 Individual87 175 25.03 Wendy Goudie SW Swanlings88 138 25.04 Annette Sheehy W40 Milford A C89 10 25.05 Charlie Robinson JM Individual90 61 25.11 Adam McKinley JM Individual91 99 25.12 Blake Boal JM Individual92 64 25.14 Emma McGee SW 24/7 Triathlon93 22 25.22 Sinead McDermott SW Foyle Valley94 141 25.23 SeanPaul Downey SM Fighting Fit95 153 25.23 Joe Gallen M50 Lifford Fit4Life96 14 25.26 David Oliver M50 Individual97 118 25.28 Marie Meehan SW Individual98 117 25.28 Barry Meehan SM Letterkenny A C99 206 25.29 PJ McCusker SM Individual100 148 25.31 Georgina Fay W40 Individual101 101 25.32 Alanna Ryan JW Individual102 20 25.33 Emily McLaughlin JW Fighting Fit103 167 25.34 Kieran Kelly SM Individual104 130 25.44 Lisa Ferguson W40 Finn Valley A C105 189 25.45 Alphie McHale M50 Individual106 176 25.51 Sean Bonner M50 Convoy Runners107 55 25.54 Colm McGrath SM Individual108 89 25.59 Kayleigh Smith SW Convoy Runners109 188 25.59 Rita Brady W40 Individual110 87 26.00 Mark Farren SM Individual111 136 26.00 Ronan Leonard SM Individual112 139 26.19 Billy Broderick M50 Swanlings113 147 26.25 Christopher Cuskelly M40 Lifford A C114 143 26.29 Grace O’Donnell SW Convoy Runners115 8 26.32 Boyd Robinson M40 Individual116 11 26.32 Jack Robinson JM Individual117 198 26.36 Kate Kemp JW Individual118 145 26.42 Linda Macbeth SW Raphoe Runners119 88 26.45 Ruth McCrudden W40 Letterkenny A C120 60 26.56 Willie McCowt M50 Individual121 27 27.03 Dan McGilloway M40 Fighting Fit122 174 27.03 Eileen Morning W40 Swanlings123 3 27.04 Rory Callaghan JM Individual124 26 27.06 Bronagh McEleney SW Fighting Fit125 23 27.17 Laura Moore SW Fighting Fit126 107 27.22 Elaine Parke SW Convoy Runners127 157 27.22 Stella McCole SW Individual128 155 27.23 Peter McLean M50 Individual129 5 27.26 Aaron Callaghan JM Individual130 7 27.26 Gerard Callaghan M40 24/7 Triathlon131 109 27.29 Mary Doherty SW Convoy Runners132 154 27.30 Goretti Sheridon W40 Run For Fun133 32 27.31 Garrett McLaughlin SM Fighting Fit134 35 27.33 Fadl Mustapha M40 Individual135 111 27.33 Mary Bonnar W50 Individual136 47 27.44 Noel McGlinchey M50 Individual137 90 27.45 Sarah Robinson JW Individual138 170 27.45 Fidelma Mullaney SW Individual139 80 27.46 Maureen McBrearty W50 Run For Fun140 24 27.47 Susan O’Doherty SW Fighting Fit141 91 27.50 Elaine Robinson SW Individual142 77 28.05 Annette Rodger SW Individual143 149 28.09 Mary Hegarty Brogan W40 Run For Fun144 85 28.15 Anthony Gildea M40 Individual145 79 28.20 Mary McBrearty W40 Run For Fun146 100 28.38 Clare McKernan SW Individual147 86 28.42 Lian Haugley M50 Swanlings148 131 28.42 Loarraine Gildea SW Run For Fun149 74 29.12 Lorna McGettigan SW Individual150 76 29.13 Laura Peoples SW Individual151 96 29.22 Michael Robinson M50 Individual152 140 29.23 Colm Rankin SM Fighting Fit153 25 29.23 Kara McDaid SW Fighting Fit154 59 29.31 Breda McBride SW Individual155 58 29.31 Catherine Morrison SW Individual156 205 29.44 Jamie Gallen SM Individual157 121 30.03 Nuala Allan W50 Raphoe Runners158 195 30.08 Eva McCloskey SW Individual159 135 30.12 Claire Holan SW Fighting Fit160 129 30.13 Denise Ferguson W40 Finn Valley A C161 160 30.23 Mary O’Donnell W50 Swanlings162 156 30.29 Rachel Enfield W40 Individual163 36 30.33 A’alya Mustapha JW Individual  164 33 30.33 Daragh Boyle SM Individual165 46 30.49 Johnie McGonigle JM Tír Chonaill A C166 45 30.51 Bronagh Hererin W40 Tír Chonaill A C167 84 31.10 Lydia Wasson JW Individual168 83 31.10 Iris Wasson SW Individual169 62 31.17 Danny McKinley JM Individual170 70 31.17 Karol Harvey SM Individual171 63 31.17 Anne Robinson SW 24/7 Triathlon172 179 31.43 Anne Quinn W40 Individual173 180 31.43 Gus O’Driscoll M40 Individual174 116 32.00 Aidan Walsh JM Letterkenny A C175 51 32.16 Alcorn JM Individual176 48 32.19 Noreen Sharkey W50 Individual177 16 32.44 Lisa McHale W40 Individual178 31 32.55 Orla McLaughlin SW Fighting Fit179 119 32.59 Fidelma McBrearty W40 Run For Fun180 144 33.07 Josie Gallagher W50 Individual181 171 33.07 Fiona McConenll W40 Individual182 112 35.09 Elaine Nicholls W50 Individual183 114 35.11 Anne Nicholls W50 Individual184 28 36.05 Tonya Webb SW Fighting Fit185 57 36.07 Denise Gallagher SW Individual186 104 36.28 Chole Wasson JW 24/7 Triathlon187 102 36.28 Adrian Wasson M40 Inch188 159 36.41 Victoria Gannon JW Individual189 158 36.41 Michael Pearson SM Individual190 208 36.59 Luke Fleming JM Individual191 38 38.00 Ash Hunter JM Individual192 2 38.47 Matthew Robinson JM Individual193 207 40.04 Ernest Moscicki JM Individual194 152 40.47 Ben Gallagher JM Individual195 150 40.47 Angela Gallagher W40 Individual196 108 41.57 Natasha JW Convoy Runners197 110 41.59 Sarah       Doherty SW Convoy Runners198 34 42.35 Sean Boyle M60 Individual199 190 43.28 Lesley Wilkinson SW IndividualTotal Runners: 199RESULTS: WHERE DID YOU COME IN THE BALLYRAINE NS 5K? was last modified: June 11th, 2015 by John2Share 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 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Google Hires Kenyan Activist to Shape Africa Policy

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… “The role will involve developing policy (and) strategies on a number of areas of relevance to Google and the Internet in Africa and will involve working with different parties including government leaders, policy makers, regulators, industry groups and so on. It is a huge opportunity to bring Google’s resources to bear as far as the growth and development of the internet in Africa (and hopefully a reminder of why I went to law school in the first place!).”Jon Gosier, Director of Product for SwiftRiver at Ushahidi told us he thinks Okolloh might help make Google’s actions on the continent more coherent. “Google Africa hasn’t really been as focused as it has been in other parts of the world. I think hiring Ory is the right move as she’s a lawyer, so she understands the policy side of things, but she also founded and ran a technology company for three years. There isn’t a better a choice for the position, although it’s bittersweet to lose one of my colleagues.”Okolloh told ReadWriteWeb she would be based in Johannesburg, RSA, starting in mid-January, with a portfolio that includes the whole of sub-Saharan Africa. “Overall, I’ll be working to get more people online and policies favorable to that, also (cultivate) support for local content and an environment which supports innovation.”Read more ReadWriteWeb coverage of Google and of Ushahidi. Okolloh photo from World Economic Forum | other sources: Los Angeles Times Kenyan Blogger Ory Okolloh has been hired by Google to oversee that company’s policy in Africa. Most people outside the continent imagine Africa as being the size of a France or two. (In reality it’s the size of the U.S., China, Japan and most of Europe.) So it’s a big job for a big company that hasbigplans over a big area of the world.Okolloh seems like a good candidate to handle such a job. A Harvard-educated attorney, she was involved in the global blogging project Global Voices early on and is the co-founder of crisis mapping outfit Ushahidi and a TED Fellow. She steps down from Ushahidi as Executive Director to take the Google job. On her blog, Okolloh described the new position of Policy Manager for Africa. curt hopkins Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Google#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts last_img read more

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Hosni Mubarak’s trial adjourned till September 5, no live telecast

first_imgThe Egypt court ruled that the trial of Hosni Mubarak will no longer be telecast live.The historic trial of Egypt ‘s fallen president Hosni Mubarak was on Monday adjourned till September 5 after the ailing former strongman returned to court wheeled on a stretcher to answer charges of ordering the killing of over 800 anti-regime protesters, as his followers and opponents scuffled in the streets outside.In another dramatic day at the trial that has gripped the Arab world, the court ruled that the proceedings will no longer be telecast live.Judge Ahmed Refaat also decided to merge Mubarak’s trial will now be merged with that of ex-interior minister Habib al-Adli, a step welcomed by lawyers for the families of protesters killed in the uprising.Mubarak, 83, faces death penalty if found guilty of ordering the killing of around 800 pro-democracy protesters.He is also facing corruption charges along with his sons Alaa and Gamal, both of whom were also present in the case in prison uniform.As the toppled leader made his second appearance in court, scuffles broke out outside the court house between the former president’s supporters and antagonists.”Hosni Mubarak is not Saddam” and “He is Egyptian until death” read the placards as a number of his supporters gathered outside the court guarded by hundreds of riot policemen.Mubarak, wearing a navy blue sports sweater, appeared in a caged defendant’s box and answered “present” when trial judge Refaat called his name. He was earlier flown in to the court in a military helicopter from a Cairo hospital.He was also seen exchanging words with his sons during the proceedings.The proceedings were often unruly and chaotic as a large number of prosecution lawyers raised their points.The judge ordered the merger of the trials of Mubarak and al Adli, and announced that live TV coverage would end “in the interest of the public” while adjourning the case to September 5.The trial of Adli on charges of killing nearly 800 demonstrators during the uprising had resumed yesterday. He has already been sentenced to 12 years in prison for money-laundering.Defence lawyers have also demanded that Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, who was Mubarak’s defence minister for two decades, and now leads the military council, testify over the former president’s role in suppressing the uprising.Mubarak was ousted in a massive uprising against his 30 year long regime in February following which the military took up the role of a caretaker government to make way for democratic elections in the country.advertisementlast_img read more

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Production Underway in Toronto on Season 3 of Spaces MostWatched Original Series

first_imgSpace, Syfy, and Temple Street announced today that production is underway on Season 3 of their epic sci-fi adventure series KILLJOYS. Created by showrunner Michelle Lovretta (LOST GIRL), the 10-episode, one-hour Space original series sees the return of the heroic trio: Hannah John-Kamen as fierce rebel leader Dutch, Aaron Ashmore as the determined and tech-savvy John Jaqobis, and Luke MacFarlane as the steadfast and tactical D’avin Jaqobis. Set to return to Space this year in Canada and Syfy in the U.S., KILLJOYS is currently filming in Toronto.Listed as one of “Variety’s 25 Best Returning Shows of 2016”, KILLJOYS is a hit with critics and viewers alike. Currently the most-watched original series on Space, Season 2 of KILLJOYS reached nearly 1.1 million viewers each week in its initial run.Also returning to KILLJOYS this season are fan-favourites Thom Allison (KIM’S CONVENIENCE) as loveable bartender and former warlord Pree; Sean Baek (THE ART OF MORE) as level six Fancy; and Patrick Garrow (PURE) as senior RAC officer Turin. Joining the cast this season are Kelly McCormack (DEFIANCE) as Zeph, a new thorn in the team’s side; Karen LeBlanc (MOTIVE) as Banyon, a new high-ranking RAC official; Ted Atherton (THE EXPANSE) as Gander, lieutenant to Aneela; and Prince Amponsah (The Entertainer) as Havigan, a tough and respected owner of a hackmod bar. Guest stars this season include Saamer Usmani (REIGN) as Flik, Mac Fyfe (SAVING HOPE) as Lachlan, and Atticus Mitchell (YOUNG DRUNK PUNK) as Pippin. Additional KILLJOYS casting will be announced in the coming weeks. “Last season’s finale of KILLJOYS was so gripping that it left our devoted fan base hungry for more,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. “With Lovretta’s layered storylines, the incredible chemistry of our lead trio, and Temple Street’s skillful production, this season is poised to top the best-of lists for critics and fans alike.”“Temple Street, along with the writers, are incredibly excited by the upcoming KILLJOYS storyline and the new characters audiences will meet this season,” said David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, Co-Presidents of Temple Street and Executive Producers of KILLJOYS. “Michelle Lovretta and the cast led by Hannah, Aaron and Luke have brought to life intriguing characters and story arcs that continue to engage audiences across the globe. We are thrilled for fans to see where Season 3 takes our crew of interplanetary bounty hunters.”In Season 3 of KILLJOYS, war looms over the J Star System. After sustaining serious personal loss, Dutch, Johnny, and D’avin prepare themselves for what lies ahead. While the trio struggles to assemble an army, a dangerous force – Aneela – heads towards them. The unhinged daughter of Dutch’s late mentor Khlyen, Aneela is hell-bent on revenge for the death of her father. The team’s toughest challenge yet, and perhaps Dutch’s only hope of stopping Aneela, includes convincing a motley gang of bounty hunters to go from believing “The Warrant is All” to “The War is All.”Season 1 of KILLJOYS is streaming now exclusively on CraveTV™.KILLJOYS was created by Michelle Lovretta (Lost Girl, The Secret Circle) who also serves as executive producer and showrunner. Executive producers are David Fortier, Ivan Schneeberg, and Karen Troubetzkoy. Co-Executive producers are Stefan Pleszczynski, Trish Williams, and Adam Barken. Spearheaded by Lovretta, the writing team includes Adam Barken, Julie Puckrin, Andrew DeAngelis, Niko Troubetzkoy, Julian Doucet, Ashley Park, Derek Robertson, and Vivian Lin. Lena Cordina is Producer, Andrea Boyd is Supervising Producer, and Beth Iley is Associate Producer. Directors are Paolo Barzman, Andy Mikita, Ruba Nadda, Stefan Pleszczynski, April Mullen, Jeff Renfroe, Samir Rehem, and Peter Stebbings. Universal Cable Productions distributes the series worldwide with the exclusion of Canada.KILLJOYS is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with Space and Syfy. Production Executives for Bell Media are Rebecca DiPasquale and Kathleen Meek. Tom Hastings is Director, Independent Production, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, CTV and Specialty. Randy Lennox is President, Broadcasting and Content, Bell Media. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisement Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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Minister of Home Affairs Budget Speech 2017 18

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#ministerofhomeaffairsbudgetspeech Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 20, 2017 – Grand Turk –  Mister Speaker, Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands, esteemed colleagues of this great People’s Democratic Movement Government, members on this Honourable House, strangers in the gallery, good morning.Mr. Speaker, I am humbled by this opportunity to make my contribution to our government’s first budget presentation as we work together to achieve our vision for this country as set out in our government’s change document.Before I outline my plans for the Ministry of Home Affairs, Transportation and Communication, Mister Speaker, permit me to congratulate our Premier, the Minister of Finance on having delivered her first budget entitled “Mister Speaker, thanks and appreciation must also be expressed to all public officers involved in the preparation of this budget in such a timely manner, given that our government came to power, just three short months ago. Their continued commitment and dedication to duty is indeed admirable.Mister Speaker, I now turn my attention to my contribution to this budget debate.Mister Speaker, the Ministry of Home Affairs, Transportation and Communication will continue to carry out its mandate to ensure the provision of adequate social services, proper regulation of the telecommunications sector, effective and efficient communication, transport, prison and postal operations as well as cost effective procurement of government supplies.To do that Mister Speaker, the following plans and proposals will be undertaken by my Ministry during this financial year.  I begin with:ROAD SAFETYMr. Speaker, the Road Safety Department will continue its efforts to ensure that our roads are safe for all road users. To facilitate this, we will ensure the continued management and enforcement of the Road Safety Ordinance through various strategic initiatives throughout the year, from the maintenance of road signs to the improvement of service delivery.With effect from this month, Mar. Speaker, the department will be able to carry out daily vehicle inspections which will no doubt allow for a faster turnaround time.The department is currently in dialogue with the Central Information Technology Unit to explore the possibility of offering renewal of Drivers’ Licenses and Motor Vehicle Registration online.Additionally Mar. Speaker, my government has made provision for a License Plate machine to be purchased so that we can take ownership of producing plates based on demand and in a timely manner.To complement strategies to improve efficiencies, an updated operation’s manual has been produced. This manual outlines procedures and service standards for handling various Road Safety Department applications. It also details training for staff in the areas of document verification and attention to details. This will no doubt reduce both staff and customer frustration and provide a faster turnaround time as well.In keeping with our motto to have informed customers, Mr. Speaker, this honorable house will be pleased to know that the Department of Road Safety now has a new radio talk show that airs on Radio Turks and Caicos every Tuesday at 3.30pm. The name of the talk show is “On the Streets with Road Safety”. The main objective is to ensure compliance with the law and safe use of the roads.Mr. Speaker, we will be embarking on a street labelling exercise which will involve the erection of road safety signs on Providenciales on Leeward Highway. Special attention will be given to the corner of Menzies’ Medical and Suzie Turn. These signs will provide clear instructions when entering or exiting onto Leeward Highway, thereby reducing the chances of an accident occurring at the locations mentioned earlier. This will be done in collaboration with the Crown Land Unit, Public Works and the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force and will be a continuation of the 911 program that commenced some years ago.Finally Mr. Speaker, it is worthwhile to note that the department has again surpassed projected revenue targets, for the 2016/2017 fiscal year. With a strong emphasis on compliance, it is expected that they will achieve similar success this year. FIRE AND RESCUE Mister Speaker, despite the challenges faced by the domestic fire services, I am happy to inform this honourable house that the long awaited state of the art purpose built fire station for Providenciales is on the way.The change is here and we will be breaking ground within the next month or so.Mister Speaker, my government is committed to ensuring that the domestic fire services has the necessary training, facilities, as well as tools and equipment that are necessary to respond efficiently and effectively to all emergencies.In that regard, Mr. Speaker, staff from Domestic Fire will attend a number of training courses in the coming months to better equip them in the area of “Fire investigation and building construction as well as urban search and rescue”.Finally Mr. Speaker, the Fire Department will continue its aggressive programme to ensure that inspections are conducted on all commercial buildings as well as private homes.RADIO TURKS & CAICOSMr. Speaker, since coming to office, my Government has already begun to strengthen our national station by providing the necessary talent that will enhance the station’s output.More local programming is being planned as the station is currently partnering with several other departments to bring the listening public more civic, gender, financial and transportation based programmes.But it’s not stopping there Mr. Speaker, this summer RTC will be on television!Our 45 year old station will now show you the personalities you have always heard; this is the 21st century and everyone wants to not just to hear but to see and my Government will see to it thatthese are realised.Television is a big step for RTC and in next year’s budget Mr. Speaker, we will provide more support to the station so that you can enjoy more live content and coverage.Mr. Speaker, the station is in its final preparation for relocating from Queen Street to Good Street, this move is expected to be completed by the end of the month.Additionally Mr. Speaker, Radio Turks and Caicos will soon be moving to one frequency that will allow us to have a strong presence throughout the islands. That’s the kind of change you voted for Mr. Speaker and Mr. Speaker the change is here!Mr. Speaker, contingency plans are also on the way for our online listeners. Our futuristic website will be reactivated after the upgrades to the station.  After the installation of the RTC App Mr. Speaker, it will allow you to carry RTC anywhere with you, once you have data.Mr. Speaker RTC is breaking barriers, the data from last month’s coverage is over 90,000 listenership, the highest ever in one month! So television for RTC, a new home, new frequency and an opportunity for you to connect in Grand Turk and in Provo Mr. Speaker, RTC is seeing the changes that our listening public deserves, and there will be more to come! DEPARTMENT OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND EMERGENCYMister Speaker, the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season commences on June 1, and while the storm prediction for this year suggests a lower than average season, DDME is actively engaged in its usual preparation to ensure that the necessary steps are taken to preserve life and property in the event of a storm.Mister Speaker, permit me to use this forum to appeal to all residents of the Turks & Caicos Islands to begin their preparations for the season. It only takes one storm to destroy to cause significant damage to property and loss of life and so we ask all residents to ensure that you pay close attention to the various guidelines set by DDME.My government is committed to ensuring that we do our best to prepare for the upcoming season and future hurricane seasons.Towards this end I am happy to note that the capital budget for this year has the sum of $1.2 m to construct the long awaited purpose built National Emergency Operations Center (NEOC) in Providenciales.  Mister Speaker, is it not evident that the change is here? Mister  just to note that there’s 200k for the upgraded of shelter and 100k for snorkel vehicles ,finally Mister Speaker, in preparation for the season, staff of DDME will be participating in a number of training courses, both locally and internationally, all in an effort to mitigate and respond to disasters effectively.DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTMr. Speaker, I am pleased to note that the budget for Social Development has been increased as to enable the Department to commence full operation of the Juvenile Home here in Grand Turk. The purpose for the home is to help reduce delinquent behaviour amongst low risks juveniles between the ages of 12-17 years old.A portion of the new funding will be used on employment cost including a House Manager and an assistant who should both be in post by next month. Additional staff, namely wardens, security officers and cooks will be interviewed within the coming weeks.With the enactment of the various pieces of Family Law legislation passed in 2015, Mister  Speaker, a number of regulations, policies, procedures and protocols have been worked on to ensure consistency and compliance in all areas. In this regard two consultants are presently working with the department to ensure the establishment of our Child Safeguarding Board as well as improvements to our Juvenile Justice Ordinance.To support full implementation, training of our Social Workers and key stakeholders in our Family Law legislation is ongoing.Mister Speaker, the Social Development Department has made a number of strides in areas under its responsibility and a number of new initiatives are planned which include transitional housing geared towards assisting 18-21 year olds to access housing, formalization of the Heineken House Policy, and establishment of a TCI owned and operated Children’s Home.Mister Speaker, on a final note for the Social Development Department, the Ministry and Department will be exploring the possibility of streamlining their day to day activities to allow  Social Workers to be better utilized.GENDER AFFAIRS UNITMr. Speaker, the Gender Affairs Department continues to fulfill its mandate to ensure the integration and main streaming of the gender perspective into the activities of both public and private life.To that end Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to announce the reintroduction of our educational radio programme GENFO which is geared towards creating awareness and stimulate dialogue on various social and gender issues affecting our communities.In addition Mister Speaker, the department will be working with Ministry of Education to launch a Gender Empowerment Programme that will target school aged boys and girls. A consultant is presently in country assisting with this and will be making a presentation to all stakeholders shortly.Mister Speaker, in compliance with the passage of the Family Law legislation, the contract for the Domestic Violence Shelters has been awarded and work will begin shortly.  It is hope that the buildings will be ready within the next six months and staffing issues will be addressed on a phased basis.In the meantime, Mister Speaker the department will continue to sensitize and educate the general public on causes that are at the center of the Department’s mandate.This will be done in collaboration with the Attorney General’s (AG) Chambers and will include training of front line workers and key stakeholders on the revised Domestic Violence Legislation, and launching of a Gender Education Facebook page and website. CENTRAL PURCHASING Mister  Speaker, the Central Purchasing Unit recently moved to a larger storage facility in Providenciales and as a result of that we are now able to stock more supplies to facilitate departments in our sister islands.Our staff complement in Provo has increased by one and another officer is expected to be employed later on during this financial year.Mister Speaker, in addition to providing further training for staff, the department is working on an electronic inventory system as well as online ordering of supplies. PUBLISHING DEPARTMENTMister Speaker, the Publishing Department has acquired a few pieces of new equipment that will enable the publishing team to offer a number of new services including lamination, personalized stamp, full colour printing and photocopying services.In addition Mister Speaker, the department has a number of updates and upgrades to our existing services planned.I want to encourage all departments throughout the government to stop by the department and familiarize themselves with the various services that we offer and make our Publishing Department your first choice for all your printing and binding needs. PRISONMr. Speaker, dialogue has already commenced with key stakeholders about the future of our prison service however, much needed attention has been paid to areas of immediate concern.In an effort to begin rebranding our penal system, the Ministry will be working to have the name changed from HMP to Her Majesty’s Correctional Facility. Mr. Speaker, we believe that this is a first step to not only change the image and stigma attached to the prison on the outside but to provide much needed encouragement and interest to those on the inside as well.Mr. Speaker much has been said about the need for a Juvenile Detention Centre and my Ministry will be engaging the Ministry of Infrastructure to explore the possibility of attaching the Juvenile Detention Centre to the Correctional Facility, with the hope that the staff complement would be maximized to attend to both the male and female wings of our correctional facility as well as the Juvenile Detention Centre.The ministry in conjunction with the Superintendent will be establishing a comprehensive rehabilitation programme to assist in preparing persons for reentry into the society. In this regard, discussions are already ongoing with a number of private sector entities to solicit partnership with the Ministry and the prison to offer our “Chance for Change Programme”.This programme will allow parolees an opportunity to work with various private sector companies in an effort to prepare them for full reentry into society.Mr. Speaker, having heard the appeal of the Superintendent and the Ministry regarding staffing of the prison, the staff complement will be increased by six Prison Officers and three Senior Officers during this financial year.In addition to this Mr. Speaker, there are two major capital projects that are about to commence at the Prison, and both will be done simultaneously.The first is the upgrading work to both the Green and Blue residential wings. The value of this work is approximately five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) and will include the complete replacement of the sanitation system, the installation of in-cell lightning and the introduction of fire alarm systems.This work is expected to be completed towards the end of September.Mr. Speaker, the second project will involve much needed repairs to the perimeter fencing of the prison and will include the addition of new and improved razor wire along the length of the prison secure line. This project will cost approximately three hundred thousand dollars ( $300,000 )POSTAL AND BUREAU SERVICESMr. Speaker, I am pleased with the work of our Postal Services; and wish to note that the much needed Post Office Redevelopment Project is about to commence.We will be installing more mail boxes throughout the communities of Providenciales (in particular Chalk Sound, Long Bay), Grand Turk (South and North Back Salina)and North Caicos (Whitby and Bottle Creek) in order to make it more convenient for visitors to our shore to use the Postal Services.Additionally Mr. Speaker, drop off boxes will be placed at hotels in Grace Bay, Providenciales Airport, and the Cruise ship port in Grand Turk.In fact we hope to have at least three thousand mailboxes installed by November of this year.Mr. Speaker, the Postal Stamp Exhibition will be held in Providenciales this year on World Postal Day, which is October 5th 2017.Just to note a few highlights Mr. Speaker, the Postal Services has again surpassed the 2016-17 revenue targets, the Postal Code for the TCI has been put in place, (TKCA1ZZ) and  new computers and bar code machines have been purchased for the department,These bar code machines print mail bag tags as well as print labels for mail which provides easy tracking.Mr. Speaker, the Post Service now offers express mail to the United States and it gets there within two days.Finally Mister Speaker, the Ministry of Home Affairs has a number of ambitious plans and Proposals and my team and I are committed to ensuring that they materialize.Mister Speaker to my People of Wheel and “The Change is Here” we are on our ways to great thing this year the people of wheeland will see roads being paved, Starting will Levy Ave. together with the private sector you will see upgrades to our basketball court “The Kareem Walkin and the One in Phase One” we will see the upgrade to our boat ramp, more  clean up being carry out,a floating boat ramp, and yes Mister Speaker our  bird sanctuary so mister speaker big things are going on in wheelandMister speaker i would like to offer my sincere thanks to my former Permanent Secretary (Mr.Atswood) for all the work that he did in so ably leading the Ministry and I want to formally welcome my new Permanent Secretary (Mrs Gardiner) and my new Deputy Secretary (Mr. Cox) and also Mrs Newman who remain with the ministry  thanks to all my support staff at the Ministry and by extension the Heads of Departments and their staff for their continued commitment and dedication to the mandate of the Ministry of Home Affairs.Mister Speaker, I am fully committed to all the people of our  “Beautiful by Nature Turks & Caicos Islands” and working together we will bring about real change for all.May God Continue to bless our beautiful Turks & Caicos IslandsThank you!#ministerofhomeaffairsbudgetspeechlast_img read more

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SELECTMEN NEWS Finalists For Towns New Finance Director Position Revealed Public Interviews Scheduled

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington Board of Selectmen will interview the finalists in the town’s search for its Finance Director/Town Accountant on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 7pm at Town Hall.The two finalists are Hayley S. Green, CPA — who currently serves as the Town Accountant/Assistant Finance Director for the Town of Andover — and Bryan Perry, CPA — who currently serves as the City Auditor for Lowell.Green will interview at 7pm. Perry will interview at 8:15pm. Each interview is scheduled to last an hour. These interviews will be open to the public.As described in a memo written by Town Accountant Mike Morris and provided to the Selectmen on Monday night, the town received 10 applicants for the job opening.The screening committee — which consisted of the soon-to-be-retiring Town Account Mike Morris, Town Manager Jeff Hull, Assistant Town Manager Kerry Colburn-Dion, and Selectman Jonathan Eaton — interviewed three applicants and decided to bring forth two finalists — Green and Perry — for the Selectmen to interview.Town Accountant Mike Morris, who has served the town for more than 30 years, has announced his intention to retire in early July.Selectmen took the opportunity to tweak the town’s financial management structure, turning the Town Accountant position into a Finance Director/Town Accountant position.The new position is responsible to the Town Manager and Board of Selectmen, serves as Town Accountant and Chief Financial Officer, and oversees the Town’s financial activities which include accounting, assessing, collections, treasury, financial systems and purchasing. The position advises the Town Manager on revenue projections, serves as the Town Manager’s technical advisor on departmental budgets and management, and has oversight of the preparation of the Town’s annual operating and capital budgets.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedSELECTMEN NEWS: Board To Interview 2 Finalists For Finance Director/Town Accountant On Wednesday NightIn “Government”SELECTMEN NEWS: New Finance Director & Town Accountant AppointedIn “Government”5 QUICK QUESTIONS with Wilmington’s New Finance Director Bryan PerryIn “5 Quick Questions”last_img read more

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NDA destroying key institutions TMC to save country Mamata

first_imgKolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday slammed the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre for allegedly destroying key Indian institutions such as the CBI and the RBI. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) could play a vital role in saving the country from such destructions, the party supremo said. “They (the NDA government) are destroying institutions. They are trying to change the way the RBI and the CBI function. The party that has made ‘building statues’ its poll agenda will itself become a statue after the coming Lok Sabha election,” she told a party meeting here. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal life Banerjee, who gave a call for a mega rally at the Brigade Parade Ground here in January, said the saffron party is only interested in creating communal divisions by updating National Register of Citizens (NRC). “The TMC will not tolerate such exercises. The party will play a bigger role in the coming days to save the country from the BJP,” she asserted. The CM also said that she would invite all opposition leaders to the TMC rally in January and put up a united fight against the BJP. “BJP hatao, desh bachao will be our slogan at the rally,” she stated. Referring to the BJP’s scheduled ‘rath yatra’ in the state next month, Banerjee said, “The saffron party is organising a political ‘yatra’. Our workers, on the other hand, will organise ‘ekta yatra’, aimed at uniting all communities.”last_img read more

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New York City carriage horse breaks free and runs through rush hour

first_img Posted by Travelweek Group New York City carriage horse breaks free and runs through rush hour traffic Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Share NEW YORK — A New York City carriage horse is safely back in its stable after breaking free and running wild through rush hour traffic.The horse, a 12-year-old mare named Goldie, broke free on Tuesday while being taken back to her stable in the Hell’s Kitchen neighbourhood of Manhattan. Witnesses say Goldie soon went into a full gallop, cutting off cars and running across streets.After running eleven blocks, Goldie returned to her stable on her own. She was not injured.A carriage driver says it wasn’t that big of a deal and tells WNBC-TV that Goldie probably wanted some exercise after a slow day at work. << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

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Swoop to use Edmonton as second operational base

first_imgTags: Edmonton, Swoop, WestJet Share EDMONTON — Swoop’s new route from Edmonton International Airport (YEG) to John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) takes off today with a sold-out flight.Departure is scheduled for 10:25 a.m. MDT. In addition to the first flight, Swoop announced Edmonton as its second operational base.“Edmonton is a market keen to enjoy the ultra-low-cost fares Swoop provides,” said Steven Greenway, Swoop President and Chief Executive Officer. “This, along with Edmonton International Airport Authority’s support, has meant that we’ve chosen Edmonton as our second operational base. Swoop, as an Alberta-born organization is thrilled to be in Edmonton as a second home and looks forward to providing more flight choices as well as the economic benefits that air service provides in the form of jobs, tourism and connecting economies.”As of October, Swoop will base two of its B737-800 aircraft in Edmonton.Swoop is also launching its first flight from Winnipeg Richardson International airport to Hamilton today. Swoop’s sold out inaugural flights from Hamilton, Abbotsford and Halifax took wing on June 20.More news:  Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochureJust last week Swoop competitor Flair Airlines claimed Edmonton as its own hub of operations, relocating its executive base from Kelowna, B.C. to the Alberta capital. Monday, June 25, 2018 Travelweek Group center_img Posted by << Previous PostNext Post >> Swoop to use Edmonton as second operational baselast_img read more

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