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Hydromet Office urges conservation of water

January 12, 2020 | isuyyvzl | No Comments

first_imgDry season aheadAs the dry season continues to prevail over most parts of Guyana, the Hydrometeorological Office of Guyana has advised that water be conserved during the months of March, April and May (MAM), as less-than-usual rainfall is expected.On its website, the weather department said, “All Regions can expect less rainfall than the usual amounts for the MAM season. The transition into wet season is likely to be less wet than usual; however, there are still chances for short, high- intensity downpours”.In this regard, the organisation has urged that citizens conserve water over this period.According to the Hydromet Office, “Reduced long-term flooding potential and slow recharge rates of large water reservoirs can be expected”.In addition it cautioned that large scale agriculturists who are dependent on rainfall may have to irrigate in some cases.In a much more detailed section of its forecast, the Hydromet Office noted that during the first half of MAM, northern Guyana is usually dry, and later transitions into the primary wet season, while southern Guyana continues to be dry until the rains in mid-April.These conditions, it said, repeat each year, unless they are being influenced by El Niño, when drier conditions prevail; or by La Niña, when wetter conditions prevail.During the MAM period, most of the rainfall will occur in Regions Three (Essequibo Islands – West Demerara), Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), Eight (Potaro– Sipurun) and northern 10 (Upper Demerara–Berbice). “The forecast suggests that there are still chances for downpours which can lead to flooding, but with low possibilities,” the weather department warned.Temperatures for this period in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) are expected to be warmer than usual in the day and night, while cooler days and warmer nights can be expected for Region (Six East Berbice-Corentyne) for this season.According to the Hydromet Office, the current forecast indicates little concern for drier conditions in northern Guyana; however, the forecasted rains can reduce the impact.In regard to rainfall, it was outlined that Regions One (Barima-Waini) to Four, Nine (Upper Takutu–Upper Essequibo) and northen 10 can expect less rain than usual for March.Regions Five (Mahaica-Berbice), northern Six and Eight and southern 7 can expect a wetter- than-usual March.Reliable rains for agriculture are likely, but slower increase in surface wetness for Regions Five, northern Six, Eight and southern Seven can be expected.For the months of November and December, 2018 and January 2019, the average total rainfall reached 332mm. It was recorded across Guyana and was below the climatological average of 556mm.“The highest rainfall total (680.2mm) for the period was recorded at Hog Island, Region 3. Most of the rain was experienced in Regions 7 and 10, which resulted in very wet surfaces. More than 90 per cent of stations recorded rainfall below their climatological averages,” Hydromet reported.Rice farmers in Region Three told Guyana Times that they have been hopeful for rainfall, but the clouds would usually get dark and only drizzle on their fields. One farmer, Ganga Persaud, told this publication that the farmers at Hague, West Coast Demerara have for the longest while been using irrigation methods to get water to their plants.Earlier this year, about 300 acres of rice were lost in Region Six, East Berbice, as a result of the prevailing dry conditions and lack of water, while a further 500 acres were under threat.Initially the Hydromet Office had predicted normal rainfall by April.last_img read more

Moose FM broadcasting CDC fundraiser

January 12, 2020 | isuyyvzl | No Comments

first_imgThe Child Development Centre’s ‘Project Build a Fort’ is getting a large boost with an extra fundraising event occurring in Fort St. John.The CDC has been holding various fundraising events around the city and on Thursday, Moose FM will be sponsoring the annual Artech Welding and Machining Day for the Kids.- Advertisement -The event will take place at Pricesmart in Fort St. John and Moose FM hopes to raise $30,000 which will be donated to the CDC. Residents can donate in person, by phone at 250-787-7100 or online by clicking here.The CDC has been trying to raise $100,000 over the past year to put towards the new building.In February, the CDC received a $50,000 donation to put toward the Project as part of the 2010 Energy Conference’s legacy fund.On Friday, the Centre will also be holding a talent show at the North Peace Cultural Centre beginning at 6 p.m. Anyone who attends the event is asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the local food bank, the CDC’s Talent Show Co-ordinator Crystal Kalas told Issues and Answers on Wednesday.Advertisement The show will be broadcast on Moose FM starting at 6 p.m. and brought to listeners by CCT.The Centre serves around 1,000 children annually from the Fort St. John area, offering pre-school, a Rotary Play Centre drop-in area and specialized services for children with special needs, including speech therapy, Executive Director Penny Gagnon told Issues and Answers.last_img read more

first_imgChelsea v Tottenham in the Capital One Cup final is live on talkSPORT on 1 March 2015, kick off at 4pm GMT.CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE 2015 CAPITAL ONE CUP FINAL LIVE, BETWEEN CHELSEA AND TOTTENHAM HOTSPURTune in to talkSPORT – the only UK national radio station with full live commentary from Wembley Stadium as Chelsea and Tottenham go head-to-head for the first major silverware of the English football season.And you can also listen to the League Cup final live via full details of talkSPORT’s live Capital One Cup final coverage, click here. Stream Chelsea v Tottenham live in the Capital One Cup final 1last_img

first_imgJoin Andy Goldstein, Jason Cundy and friends for the highlights from a brilliant week of Sports Bar shows.This week’s edition features, Gab Marcotti, Bournemouth left back Charlie Daniels, Eddie Hearn, boxer Deontay Wilder and a sensational instalment of Cundy’s Question Time.Have your say on the Sports Bar, weeknights from 10pm on 08717 22 33 44.last_img

first_img1 Porto are unlikely to sign Watford full-back Miguel Layun permanently this summer, according to reports in Portugal.The Mexican attacking full-back has spent this season on loan at the Portuguese giants and has been a revelation for Jose Peseiro’s team, scoring five goals in 34 appearances.His form has prompted interest from Real Madrid and has left Watford in a strong selling position should they decide to cash in on the 27-year-old.Layun did make four appearances for the Hornets at the start of the season before Quique Sanchez Flores decided he was surplus to requirements at Vicarage Road and shipped him off to Porto.According to O Jogo, Porto are keen on signing Layun on a permanent deal but don’t see his £5m release clause as value for money.Therefore, Layun is set to return to Watford at the end of the season and may begin pre-season training with the club before a decision over his permanent future is made. Miguel Layun playing for Mexico last_img read more

first_imgAs part of the on-going summer sessions every WEDNESDAY at PULSE VENUE another superb night of entertainment has been lined-up for revellers tonight!Management have also decided to #GETWILD and are giving away drinks for just €2.50 ALL night. Entry is just €5 and another packed house is expected to descend on Letterkenny’s No.1 nightspot tonight.The summer sessions every Wednesday have proved very popular so far and with top-class entertainment being provided tonight should be no different.The plan is simple, adopt the trending theme #GETWILD and get down to PULSE VENUE tonight for another night of summer madness.#GETWILD – DRINKS JUST €2.50 ALL NIGHT AT PULSE VENUE LETTERKENNY was last modified: July 8th, 2015 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more

first_imgLetterkenny court.A religious pastor who had €840 seized by Gardai as part of an investigation into Human Trafficking claims the cash came from donations made by members of his church in Letterkenny.Nicolaie Cirpaci, applied to have the cash returned to him under the Garda Property Act at Letterkenny District Court today. The cash, as well as two passports and an identification card, were seized by Gardai during raids across Letterkenny in September last.Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan said the raids were part of an overall investigation into Human Trafficking.Solicitor Kieran O’Gorman said his client was not involved in any aspect of Human Trafficking “in any way.”He said Cirpaci, of 2 Fortwell House, Letterkenny, is a pastor in the local Pentecostal Church in Letterkenny and that the money belonged to the church.He added that he could prove the money belonged to the church and that they would like the cash back before Christmas.He added that Mr Cirpaci and two other members of the church had attended Letterkenny Garda station on a number of occasions in a bid to get the items including the cash back.Inspector Sheridan said they had agreed to hand back the passports and the identification cards but were applying to withhold the cash as it is part of a criminal investigation.She added that a file on the overall investigation should be ready by the end of January 2016.Judge Paul Kelly gave an order for Gardai to hand back the two passports, which belonged to a ten year old child and a woman, and also an identification card.However he adjourned the case until December 14th next to allow Mr Cirpaci and the two other members of his church to speak with Gardai in Letterkenny.PASTOR CLAIMS CASH SEIZED IN HUMAN TRAFFICKING PROBE IS FROM HIS CONGREGATION was last modified: December 3rd, 2015 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) Tags:cashCirpacidonegalGardahuman traffickingletterkennyseizedlast_img read more

first_imgTraders across Donegal are hoping the weather does not blow away their chances of a last minute shopping rush today.With a relatively slow build-up to festive shopping due in part to poor weather, the public was out in force in shops across the county yesterday.But shopkeepers are keeping their fingers crossed that an orange alert weather warning set for today will not keep shoppers at home. The tills were ringing in the county’s main towns including Letterkenny, Donegal Town, Ballyshannon and Buncrana yesterday.But traders are hoping for a last-minute spending spree to give them a good Christmas rather than just an average one.In Letterkenny, traffic was very heavy in around the town with long tailbacks into Tesco and Dunnes Stores.The footfall into the Letterkenny Retail Park was very strong with many shops including Evolve Menswear reporting brisk trade. The town’s Main Street was also showing signs of a fightback with many shops reporting solid trading yesterday.The local Chamber is asking people to be patient as traffic builds up during the last minute rush. TRADERS HOPING CHANCES OF LAST MINUTE SHOPPING RUSH WILL NOT BE ‘BLOWN’ TODAY was last modified: December 24th, 2013 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) Tags:CHristmasDonegal Townletterkennyshoppingstormtraderslast_img read more

Datebook 11/17

December 25, 2019 | isuyyvzl | No Comments

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The Agoura/Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce network mixer, 5:30 p.m. Hilton Garden Inn, 24150 Park Sorrento, Calabasas. California State University, Northridge, will feature a guest speaker on Middle Eastern affairs, 6-8 p.m. in the Whitsett Room, Sierra Hall, at 18111 Nordhoff St. Holmes Middle School will host a cultural exchange, 6-8 p.m., 9351 Paso Robles Avenue, Northridge. Call (818) 886-3004. Sylmar Neighborhood Council will meet, 6:30 p.m. at Dyer Street Elementary School auditorium, 14500 Dyer St. Foothill Trails Neigborhood Council will meet, 7 p.m., Village Christian School, 8930 Village Avenue, Sun Valley. TODAY: Castlebay Lane Elementary School, 19010 Castlebay Lane, Northridge, will host a Scholastic Book fair, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. today through Friday. Call (818) 360-1908. The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library toy drive, 10 a.m-5 p.m. daily through Jan. 8, at 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley. Call (805) 410-8354. The League of Women Voters will hold a forum on civil liberties, 10 a.m.-noon, Platt Library, 23600 Platt Av., Woodland Hills. The United Chambers of Commerce will hold its first Mayor’s Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. at the Warner Center Marriott, 21850 Oxnard Street, Woodland Hills. The Burbank African Violet Society will meet, 7 p.m. at Magnolia Park United Methodist Church, 2828 W. Magnolia Blvd., Burbank. The Ventura County Rose Society will meet, 7:30 p.m. at the Cowan Conference Center, 550 Airport Way, Camarillo. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail 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

first_imgStory Links Live Stats The Drake University men’s basketball team takes its four-game win streak and unblemished 3-0 Missouri Valley Conference record to the banks of the Wabash River this weekend to face Indiana State. Saturday’s contest between the Bulldogs and Sycamores is scheduled for 1 p.m. CST at the Hulman Center and will be broadcast on The Valley On ESPN3. Drake’s defense has held its last four opponents to less than 40 percent shooting from the field, a feat the Bulldogs have not accomplished since the first four games of the 2011-12 season. Additionally, the team has outrebounded two of its three MVC opponents with Nick McGlynn (Stoughton, Wis.) leading the way as he is averaging 10.3 rebounds per game in conference action. Drake Game Notes ESPN3 Despite hitting 15 or more three-pointers in a game for the fourth time this season and scoring 80 or more points for the seventh time, defense has been key to the Bulldogs’ quick start to the Valley race. The Bulldogs improved to 3-0 in the league to remain in first place in the Valley after dismantling Illinois State, 87-62, Wednesday night in the Knapp Center. Senior Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) torched the Redbirds for 28 points to move into second all-time in career scoring at Drake with 1,659 points. Timmer connected on six three-pointers as the Bulldogs sank 15 three-pointers in the 25-point win. Live Audio Indiana State is 2-1 in the MVC with the lone loss coming in overtime at Illinois State. Jordan Barnes averages 16.7 points per game to lead the Sycamores this season. Following Saturday’s contest, the Bulldogs travel to MVC newcomer Valparaiso Wednesday, Jan. 10. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more