NCD calls for Disability Act to be implemented

first_imgThe National Commission on Disability (NCD) is calling for implementation of the Persons with Disabilities Act which was crafted since 2011, as persons with disabilities have not been benefiting from the piece of legislation.Executive Member of the Guyana Society for the Blind, Ganesh Singh, during the NCD Media Summit on Saturday appealed for actions to be taken so that the lives of persons with disabilities can be improved.“All of us in the disability community thought at that time that we have a nice piece of legislation to protect and promote our rights but we’re still almost at that stage where very little is done for us as persons with disabilities although there is a legal framework,” Singh said.The Act, which was launched since 2011, gave the relevant entities up to one decade to have implementations fully in place. However, this along with most of the other sections, was never applied by the relevant Ministries.“The Minister with responsibility for any legislation that is tabled must sign the Act into operation… If the various Ministers chose not to develop and implement the regulations that are required; we’re still left where we were.”The framework suggested several important points, including the fact that national broadcasters must be equipped with a sign language inset for selected programmes.“All national broadcasters must have a sign language inset at least for one of their newscasts per day, any special programming as it relates to national events.”Provisions that were made in documents speak to the rights of persons with disabilities to acquire an education, independent living, employment, non-discrimination, access to information and political representation.Under the theme “Nothing without us, about us”, the participants were also sensitised on how to address persons with disabilities, in keeping with protecting their rights.Legal Advisor at the Office of the Prime Minister, Tamara Khan, was among the list of speakers and stated that environmental and personal changes are required to ensure that PWDs are treated equally.“It also requires a change in basic attitudes, negative attitudes that may foster stereotyping, discrimination and prejudice towards those persons with disabilities. These attitudes we know are based on a simple lack of knowledge,” said Khan.She added, “The Government of Guyana must ensure the reality of the provisions of the Persons with Disabilities Act and convention and rights of persons with disabilities.”last_img read more

Community events for the weekend of September 11th

first_img Sunday, Sep 12, 2010 12.00 PM Parkinson Superwalk – 2nd AnnualNorthern Lights College Fundraiser Below is a list of community events taking place this weekend in Fort St. John.  For more community events, visit  This list has been provided by the Fort St. John Visitor Information Centre. Saturday, Sep 11, 2010 10.00 AM – 01.00 PM One Stop RegistrationQuality Inn Northern Grand Hotel Dance , Children & Family , Youth , Community , Music , Theatre & Performances , Sports & Fitness , Art & Culture Saturday, Sep 11, 2010 12.00 PM 3rd Annual Poker Tournament FundraiserPomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre Fundraiser Saturday, Sep 11, 2010 – Sunday, Sep 12, 2010 Stock Car RacesTaylor Speedway Auto/Motor Sports Friday, Sep 10, 2010 – Saturday, Sep 11, 2010 07.00 PM “Divas Las Vegas” Celebrity Impersonations FundraiserPomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre Fundraiser , Music Friday, Sep 10, 2010 11.00 AM 3rd Annual Chances Golf TournamentLakepoint Golf and Country Club Fundraiser Sunday, Sep 12, 2010 09.00 AM – 01.00 PM Fire Fighters Pancake BreakfastFire Hall Fundraiser Friday, Sep 10, 2010 Steve Ryan Live at Egan’sEgan’s Pub Art & Culture , Music , Food center_img Saturday, Sep 11, 2010 12.30 PM Paws for a Cause….Walk for the AnimalsCentennial Park Fundraiser Saturday, Sep 11, 2010 – Sunday, Sep 12, 2010 12.00 PM – 04.00 PM Stage North General AuditionsNorth Peace Cultural Centre Theatre & Performances Friday, Sep 10, 2010 – Sunday, Sep 12, 2010 06.00 PM Huskies Try-OutsNorth Peace Arena Sports & Fitness Date Of EventName of EventVenue LocationEvent Type Friday, Sep 10, 2010 – Saturday, Sep 11, 2010 The RamblersJD Fitzgerald’s Pub Music Saturday, Sep 11, 2010 – Sunday, Sep 12, 2010 11.00 AM Drag RaceNorthern Lights Raceway Auto/Motor Sports – Advertisement –last_img read more

Hammer attacker has no regrets

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Shaw, 75, and her husband, Don, say they had an appointment in August for a Comcast technician to come to their Bristow home to install the company’s heavily advertised Triple Play phone, Internet and cable service. The Shaws say no one came all day, and the technician who showed up two days later left without finishing the setup. Two days after that, Comcast cut off all their service. At the Comcast office in Manassas later that day, they waited for a manager for two hours before being told the manager had left for the day, the Shaws say. Shaw, a churchgoing secretary of the local AARP branch, returned the next Monday – with a hammer. COURTS: Fines and suspended jail term don’t change woman’s mind about smashing cable company’s stuff. By The Associated Press BRISTOW, Va. – She was fined and got a suspended jail sentence, but Mona Shaw says she has no regrets about using a hammer to vent her frustration at a cable company. “I stand by my actions even more so after getting all these telephone calls and hearing other people’s complaints,” she said Friday. “I smashed a keyboard, knocked over a monitor … and I went to hit the telephone,” Shaw said. “I figured, `Hey, my telephone is screwed up, so is yours.”‘ Comcast Corp., the nation’s largest cable company, disputes Shaw’s version of its customer service record and calls Shaw’s hammer fit on Aug. 20 an “inappropriate situation.” “Nothing justifies this sort of dangerous behavior,” Comcast spokeswoman Beth Bacha said. Police arrested Shaw for disorderly conduct. She received a three-month suspended sentence, was fined $345 and and is barred from going near the Comcast offices for a year. The Shaws did eventually get phone and television service – with Verizon and DirecTV. She said many people have called her a hero. “But no, I’m just an old lady who got mad. I had a hissy fit,” she said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img


first_imgAs part of an innovative social media challenge, people across the North West are being asked to support a Donegal film by viewing it online.The Regional Cultural Centre has just launched the challenge to promote one film from Derry and one from Donegal using social media and free digital marketing tools.The Donegal film is “Brighter Days”, created by Letterkenny-native Daniel McGarrigle. The challenge is to promote “Brighter Days” to the biggest possible audience in just 3 weeks.The results of the challenge will be presented at a free seminar in Letterkenny on 25th November along with a description of how the promotion was carried out.The 6 minute animated film, “Brighter Days” tells the story of Daniel McGarrigle’s grandfather Colm Melly and is based on Colm’s experiences of emigrating to England in the 1940s and returning to Donegal to raise his family.The film is one of twenty produced as part of the “Sharing Stories” project run by the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny and the Nerve Centre in Derry. Local digital marketing company DohertyWhite is helping to promote “Brighter Days” using social and digital media.“We need people across the North West to help promote the film by viewing it on YouTube or visiting Facebook page and then sharing it with their friends and colleagues”, says Annmarie Doherty of DohertyWhite.“Everything we do over the 3 weeks will be shared with local arts and community groups at a free seminar on 25th November so they can promote their work using the same approach”.The film Brighter Days is narrated by Colm Melly and has been created using traditional hand-drawn animation techniques along with computer generated animation and is accompanied by a soundtrack featuring some of Donegal’s most prominent traditional musicians.Brighter Days can be viewed at or on Facebook at You can also view it directly on YouTube at The official opening of the Sharing Stories Exhibition will take place on Friday 11th November at 7pm in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny.The Sharing Stories project supported a series of 20 community and artist films made in Derry and Donegal over the past 2 years. Sharing Stories is a cross-border community film project led by the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny in partnership with the Nerve Centre, Derry. The project is funded by the International Fund for IrelandDONEGAL PUBLIC BEING ASKED TO SUPPORT A HOME-GROWN FILM was last modified: November 7th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Castillo fails to make weight for title bout

first_img Arum said that in his mind, this does not put a damper on what should still be a heck of a fight. “I’m sorry that it happened,” Arum said, “but the belts aren’t important; it’s the fight.” Arum blamed the mess on Barak, who two weeks ago fired Castillo’s trainer, Tiburcio Garcia. Castillo was not made available for comment Friday. But Joe Goossen, who trains Corrales, said these events would not change how he and Corrales approach tonight’s fight. “He looked horrible,” Goossen said of Castillo. “It looked like there was nothing left for him to lose. He was literally being carried up the steps to the scale. “Psychologically, he has to be feeling horrible. But I don’t think we will make any adjustments based on this. I think we are still going to go with what we came with.” Goossen has not divulged any strategy for the rematch. Many experts have wondered if, considering the vicious nature of their first fight, there would be more boxing and less toe-to-toe action tonight. Not likely, Goossen said. “Neither one of these guys knows how to back up,” he said. Even though Corrales won the first fight, getting up from two 10th-round knockdowns in a display of rare courage, he appeared to have taken a worse beating than did Castillo. Corrales’ face was a grotesque mask of purple lumps and bruises. He said he expects more agony tonight. “I honestly believe that I have to be prepared to go through the exact same thing again,” said Corrales, 28, of Sacramento. He is 40-2 with 33 knockouts. “I just put it in my head, ‘Screw it, this is what it’s going to be. It’s going to hurt. Let’s do it,’ ” he said. Castillo, in the days leading to Friday’s meltdown, talked about trying to perhaps dodge some of the bullets Corrales certainly is going to direct his way in the rematch. However, Castillo said he still is going to come after Corrales the way he did in their first fight, which was contested in the middle of the ring in a space no larger than that of a phone booth. It has been referred to as one of the greatest fights in history. “We’re going to see if we can block some of those shots, maybe just be a little more defense oriented,” said Castillo, who is 52-7-1 with 46 knockouts. “But you’re not going to see many changes; I’m still going for the knockout. “My punches are going to be a lot stronger, a lot more accurate, in this fight.” Jorge Arce (40-3-1, 30 KOs) of Mexico will take on Hussein Hussein (28-2-1, 21 KOs) of Australia in a WBC interim flyweight title bout in the main undercard fight. Carlos Hernandez (41-5-1, 24 KOs), of West Covina via El Salvador, will square off with Bobby Pacquiao (25-11-3, 11 KOs) of the Philippines in a 10-round super featherweight fight. And Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (22-0, 17 KOs) of Mexico will go against Jeremy Stiers (9-4, 6 KOs) of Kansas City, Mo., in a six-round super lightweight fight. Robert Morales, (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2213 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LAS VEGAS – As incredible as the first fight between Diego Corrales and Jose Luis Castillo was last May, won by Corrales in shocking fashion via 10th-round technical knockout, the events that took place Friday as a prelude to tonight’s rematch were nearly as stunning. Castillo failed to make the 135-pound weight limit on three attempts, and a member of his entourage, Armando Barak, was caught red-handed trying to tamper with the scale on the second try. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Barak was cited by the commission and will not be allowed to work Castillo’s corner. Further sanctions on Barak could be forthcoming. Late Friday, promoters Bob Arum and Gary Shaw were trying to come to terms on what Castillo will be allowed to weigh in at today. Arum, who promotes Castillo, was negotiating for 147 pounds. Shaw, who promotes Corrales, wants Castillo to weigh in at no more than 146, or face further punishment. Either way, this is now a welterweight fight. Castillo, 31, of Mexico, was obviously very weak as he was being led up the stairs to the scale. After he got on and off quickly the first time, he weighed in at 137. The second time, during a more reasonable stay on the scale, Barak was caught sticking his foot under the scale so as to push it up, which would make the scale show a lower weight. He was banished from the proceeding. Castillo, who was given two hours to make weight after the first try, gave up 1 hours later after a third failed attempt. He weighed 138 on the second and third tries. center_img Here are the repercussions: Corrales’ World Boxing Council and World Boxing Organization lightweight belts, which were to be at stake, are now not on the line. The main event at the Thomas & Mack Center still will go on, but as a non-title fight. Showtime will televise on pay-per-view for $44.95. Castillo was fined $120,000, or 10 percent of his $1.2 million purse. Half will be added to Corrales’ $2 million purse, half will go to the Nevada State Athletic Commission. last_img read more


first_imgThe Limelight Glenties has gone into receivership.One of Donegal’s most famous nightclubs ‘The Limelight Glenties’ has gone into receivership. The hugely popular nightspot regularly attracted thousands of club goers to its premises every weekend.However, the popularity of the venue has dwindled over recent years as a combination of emigration and alternative clubbing options swayed the public away from The Limelight. The Limelight is owned by Declan Boyle and Michelle Boyle who are from nearby Leitirmacaward.Declan Boyle is a well-known figure in rallying circles, and last month made history, when he became the first Donegal man in over thirty years to win the Donegal International Rally.However, last week Grant Thornton was appointed receiver by Danske Bank.The Limelight had been on the market in 2006 for €2.5 million which was bought by the current owner Declan Boyle. Although in March 2013, it went on the market for just €625,000.The Limelight underwent a significant refurbishment over the years to become a state-of-the-art clubbing venue.The Limelight has two dance venues, a state-of-the-art lighting system, six bars, cloakrooms, toilets and a number of storage facilities.The Limelight is also famous for hosting underage discos, and the news it has entered receivership has been met with sadness both locally and across the county.Many would’ve regarded The Limelight as the best clubbing outlet in Donegal, and the venue attracted bus loads of revellers every weekend all the way from Gweedore to Glencolmcille. Boyzone star Mikey Graham once revealed they had to fight there way out of the club after the partisan crowd turned on them, the crowd became jealous of the admiration they were receiving from the local females in attendance at the concert. EXPRESSED AS LIMELIGHT NIGHTCLUB GOES INTO RECEIVERSHIP was last modified: July 14th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessDanske BankGlentiesnewsPoplularReceivershipSadnessThe LimelightVenuelast_img read more

Overcoming challenges during planting | Andy Detwiler, Champaign Co. | 2019 Spring Cab Cam

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Andy Detwiler of Champaign County has a story and background in agriculture more unique than most. He has spent a life in farming without the use of his arms after losing them in a farming accident at a very young age. He has since become an inspiration to others in his local community and around the world by not letting anything get in his way, including a difficult planting season. Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood caught up with Detwiler Thursday evening ahead of the overnight rain storms as he was rushing to get in corn in the well-drained soils near Urbana.Want to learn more about Andy? Check out his YouTube page, the Harmless Farmer, at this link.last_img read more

49 and Holding the Cache – A Gold Miner’s Delight GC202RG GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – December 12, 2011

first_imgPella, Iowa – Near ’49 and Holding the Cache’The iconic village of Pella, Iowa in the United States boasts a quaint downtown, a working wind mill and the geocache with the most Favorite Points  in the entire state. ’49 and Holding the Cache – A Gold Miner’s Delight’ (GC202RG) has more than 100 Favorite Points. jstrout & cjandbj created and placed the cache in 2009. The special instructions on the difficulty 2.5, terrain 1 geocache page are written as a poem:A GOLD MINER’S DELIGHTNO NEED FOR A SHOVELNO NEED FOR A MULENO NEED FOR ANY SPECIAL TOOLA NICE ALL WEATHER PARK AND GRABThe creative cache draws adventure seekers from around the region. Geocachers often choose ’49 and Hold the Cache’ to celebrate milestone finds. Cachers log about the challenge of the hide and the unique cache container.Celebrating milestones at the geocacheA geocacher who logged this cache writes, “To say this is the best geocache I’ve ever seen would be an understatement. This is mind-bogglingly fantastic! The creativity, work, money, craftsmanship, and awesomeness that has been put into this cache is just plain amazing… I’ve seen and made a few pretty darn cool caches, but this one takes the cake.”Check out this Presents video to see inside the cache. The video was shot with cache owner permission. You can see the “49 and Holding Cache” at 1:00 into the video.[vsw id=”AhuX7N8b3xw” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]Continue your exploration of some of the most engaging geocaches from around the globe. Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on If you’ d like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache and the GC code to with your Friends:More SharePrint Related”Vermont 1″ GC86 GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – May 2, 2011May 2, 2011In “Community”The Ultimate Hiding Tool — Swiss Army Knife of Geocache Containers (GC53TZQ) — Geocache of the WeekSeptember 17, 2014In “Community”S.P.D. #1 – Welcome! — Geocache of the WeekApril 26, 2017In “Geocache of the Week”last_img read more

Investing in Alpha Geeks, Hackers, and Hobbyists

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market audrey watters A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts center_img “Good ideas” can come from a variety of sources of inspiration. But according to Bryce Roberts, the Managing Director of O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, “disruptive ideas” in technology often come from “hobbyists, hackers, and alpha geeks.” In a blog post today, Roberts lays out some of the investment themes and signals that are of particular interest to him and his partners, Mark Jacobsen and Tim O’Reilly. Citing Tim O’Reilly, he writes that “Over our years watching the alpha geeks, we’ve concluded that many big technology revolutions don’t start with entrepreneurs, but with hobbyists having fun. Think the Wright Brothers and others who enabled the age of flight, the Homebrew Computer Club that helped birth the personal computer industry, the early web sites that were built with no expectation of financial return, the open source developers who wrote code, as Linus Torvalds admitted ‘just for fun.’”What the Kinect Hacks SignalThe explosion in the numberofhacks for Microsoft Kinect demonstrate just this sort of disruptive innovation. As Roberts points out, although the Kinect is a “slict little peripheral” for the Xbox 360, it really does have a specific intended use. However, with the open-sourcing of the drivers, that initial intended use seems, quite frankly, the least interesting thing about the Kinect. To that end, hobbyists and hackers have developed some really amazing new applications.As the Kinect demonstrates, when expensive and proprietary hardware and software becomes more accessible, affordable and open source, it provides the opportunity for “hobbyists, hackers, and alpha geeks” to really expand what’s possible.Roberts asks the important question of how something like the Open Kinect projects can actually signal trends – for tech and for investment. He writes, “We look at what these hackers do in their spare time then try to find possible connections between them and any underlying trends they’re trying to expose. For instance, what do these Kinect hacks have in common with something like Google’s self driving car? They could be pointing to a trend among alpha geeks of exploring machine vision. If so, we ought to look at what immediate investment opportunities may be available directly in the field; but also, what pieces of infrastructure need to be in place for this trend to be fully realized at scale.”Looking to the alpha geeks – their hobbies and side projects – as a signal to future trends and technology movements is fascinating. And of course, it prompts the question: what are you working on this weekend? Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#start#tips last_img read more

Grand alliance unfazed, says Tejashwi

first_imgAmid disagreements over seat sharing within the Bihar grand alliance for the byelections, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Sunday said the elections in the State would not have any impact on the health of the secular coalition.Mr. Yadav also described Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as a “chameleon-like” character, and ruled out any possibility in the future of him returning to the secular alliance fold.The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader hit out at the BJP-JD(U) government’s response to the flood situation in Bihar, saying the entire State had helplessly watched the “insensitivity” of the Nitish Kumar dispensation and would speak out at the polling booth.“Floods, water logging, acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) deaths and Muzaffarpur shelter home case are not natural calamities but government-created disasters due to corruption,” the former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister said.Asked about the disagreements over seat sharing among grand alliance constituents, Mr. Yadav said: “Let us understand this in perspective. These bypolls are for only five Assembly segments and the age of this Assembly is hardly ten more months.” Disagreements among grand alliance constituents came to the fore when Jitan Ram Manjhi’s Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) fielded its candidate against the RJD in Nathnagar, while the Vikassheel Insan Party led by Mukesh Sahni named its candidate for the Simri Bakhtiyarpur seat.Polling will take place on October 21 for the Samastipur Lok Sabha seat necessitated by the death of the LJP MP, as also for Daraunda, Nathnagar, Simari Bakhtiarpur, Kishanganj and Belhar Assembly seats with JD(U) MLAs and a Congress MLA elected to the Lok Sabha.last_img read more