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Body of missing man found at Splashmin’s Resort

first_imgOuting turns deadlyThe body of 25-year-old Dinesh Ramdas, of Lot A Coghlan Street, West Bank Demerara (WBD), was recovered on Monday morning after he drowned at the Splashmin’s Resort on Sunday.Dead: Dinesh RamdasGuyana News understands that the discovery was made by relatives of the deceased and employees of the Resort. When this publication visited the dead man’s family on Monday, they were in a state of shock.His mother, Shelly Ann Ramdas told this newspaper that her eldest child and a few of his friends were at a creek outside the Splashmin’s Resort on Sunday. She related that they were playing a game when the ball disappeared over a fence that leads to the private resort. The grieving mother said that her son went to retrieve the ball, but went underwater and never resurfaced. After some time, his friends noticed that he had not returned and began a search.The woman said that upon learning of the incident, she, along with other family members, visited the Timehri Police Station about 18:00h and reported the matter.“We hearing all different things. They said he and the friends went playing cricket and he went for the ball…After, we leave and go up there, but when we reach, the Police was already coming out with his friends, so we had to go and let them take the statements,” Ramdas’s mother explained.They were then advised by ranks to check the Resort but while employees were willing to assist, the facility’s management was reportedly uncooperative.“We went back to Splashmin’s to see if anybody can help we find his body. It had an individual there and he was willing to go if they give us a boat. When we go to them, they said no, that they can’t do that. They don’t have no lifeguard or security on standby if something happening in the water,” she stated.Ramdas’s mother also related that her son knew how to swim, making it difficult to understand how he drowned. “The same spot that he go down, that’s the same spot that they find him,” she said.The 25-year-old was the eldest of three siblings.An investigation was launched into the matter.Over the years, many persons have lost their lives at resorts along the Linden-Soesdyke Highway during outings and other activities.Less than a year ago, the body of 18-year-old Ronaldo Gomes of Lot 8 Norton Street, Wortmanville, Georgetown, was recovered from the Splashmin’s Resort, after he was believed to have drowned.The teenager went to the creek with his cousin, a bus owner who was hired to transport some persons to the private resort. As the group was getting ready to leave, persons realised Gomes was missing.Upon searching and making enquiries, they were informed that the water became rough as the teen was swimming and he ventured out to the deep end. The cousin reportedly said that the teen went beyond the barricade ropes and was allegedly hit by a jet-ski.His body was found floating with injuries to the face.last_img read more

UNDP partners with Education Ministry to upgrade curricula

first_imgAs the United Nations (UN) celebrated its 73rd year of establishment on Wednesday, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) has revealed its intentions of working along with the Education Ministry to upgrade the current curricula.United Nations Resident Coordinator, Mikiko TanakaThis was disclosed by United Nations Resident Coordinator, Mikiko Tanaka who engaged students from 17 different schools in five different regions at the UNDP’s Brickdam, Georgetown office.Students were given a brief history of how and when the UN formed and how it benefits Guyana, while Tanaka pointed out the need for an upgraded education curriculum.She explained that Guyana, like other countries, will benefit from the sustainable development goals of the UNDP. “In every country, including Guyana, the UN agencies are working with the Government and the Peoples Society or the Private Sector to advance on the development goals,” Tanaka said.Among the areas that require improvement, the UN resident pointed to the education sector and said the curriculum needs to be developed “to enable girls and boys to have the know-how skills they need to not only survive but prosper in this world as they grow up”.Tanaka highlighted the need for the curricula to be upgraded as a number of changes are taking place, such as climate change. “In a world that is changing all the time, in terms of climate change, in terms of also how both girls and boys as they grow up have the skills to have jobs and then there’s a lot to actually improve in terms of the curricula, so the agencies are working with the Ministry of Education to improve the curricula (or) update the curricula so that they are relevant,” she added.Moreover, the UN resident coordinator pointed out the need for the curriculum to not only be up to date but be of a certain quality and not focus on having a student memorise the pages of text books, but have that student think and apply themselves to solve problems.The UNDP is an international organisation to which Guyana became a member in 1966. The body is committed to helping its members around the world build and share solutions to developmental challenges.last_img read more

Norwich snap up Cuellar on one-year deal

first_imgNorwich have signed defender Carlos Cuellar on a one-year deal with an option for a further 12 months.The 32-year-old, who left Sunderland as a free agent in June, joins Lewis Grabban, Kyle Lafferty and Gary O’Neil in moving to Carrow Road this summer.Canaries boss Neil Adams told the club’s official website: “Carlos brings bags of experience as he’s played at the highest level in three countries. He can play as a centre-back and a right-back, and we’re brought him here to strengthen the options we have in defence.“He’s a top quality player, so we welcome him into the squad and it will be great to have him available.”Cuellar added: “I’m so happy and so proud to join Norwich City. They’ve given me the opportunity to come here and I want to pay them back with performances on the pitch.“It is a big club but it is looking to get bigger and stronger and to move forward. I see the same mentality that I have of trying to improve all the time, so I think we’ll go hand in hand.“I got the opportunity to see the Blackburn game live and the players did so well and played good football, scoring good goals so hopefully we can carry that on this season.”The Spaniard moved to English football in 2008 as Aston Villa paid Rangers for £7.8million for his services.Cuellar racked up 123 appearances for the Midlands outfit, before reuniting with manager Martin O’Neill at Sunderland in 2012. New Norwich defender Carlos Cuellar 1last_img read more


first_imgRory Kavanagh with baby Zoe: Pic Joanne GillenDONEGAL footballer Rory Kavanagh is the proudest dad in the county – after his wife Kathryn gave birth to beautiful baby Zoe.The St Eunan’s club man is seen here beaming with pride with the new arrival.And what a beautiful little girl she is….in the arms of proud Auntie Alma.,PROUD DAD RORY KAVANAGH SHOWS OFF HIS NEW-BORN DAUGHTER ZOE was last modified: January 26th, 2014 by John2,Share 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),baby daughterDonegal GAARory KavanaghSt EunansZoelast_img read more

KB Home surprises Wall Street

first_img Wall Street had expected the company to post earnings of $9.36 per share for the full year, according to analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial. KB Home operates in several states, including California, Florida, Nevada, Texas and Georgia. A subsidiary of the company builds homes in France. The company also offers mortgage services through a joint venture with Countrywide Financial Corp. Shares of KB Home rose 9 cents to close at $73.94 Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange, then added 2.5 percent, or $1.88 in aftermarket trading. Its shares have traded in a 52-week range of $49.25 to $85.45. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “We extended our trend of strong, consistent financial performance in the fourth quarter of 2005 and completed another successful year, delivering 37,140 homes and posting revenues approaching $10 billion,” Bruce Karatz, KB Home’s chairman and chief executive, said in a statement. The Los Angeles-based company also offered a 2006 earnings projection of $11.25 per share. KB Home said its net housing deliveries for the quarter increased 16.1 percent to 11,946 homes. KB Home’s total average unit-selling price also rose during the quarter to $262,700, up 14.6 percent from the same period last year. KB Home’s order backlog at the close of the fourth quarter stood at 25,722 homes, a revenue value of about $6.76 billion. For the year, KB earned $842.4 million, or $9.53 a share, up 67 percent from $480.9 million, or $5.70 a share, in 2004. Revenue rose 34 percent to $9.44 billion from $7.05 billion. KB Home, one of the largest builders of single-family homes in the nation, said Thursday its profit rose 66 percent in the fourth quarter, beating Wall Street estimates on the strength of rising sales volume and selling prices. Net income grew to $310.6 million, or $3.51 per share, in the three months that ended Nov. 30, up from $186.7 million, or $2.21 per share, a year ago. Analysts surveyed by Thomson Financial expected earnings per share of $3.34. The company’s revenue rose 32 percent to $3.15 billion, from $2.38 billion last year. last_img read more


first_imgAmbulance and fire personnel at today’s crash scene.Two people have been taken to hospital following a serious two car collision late this afternoon.The accident took place on the main Letterkenny to Lifford Road.A number of emergency service vehicles including ambulances and fire crew rushed to the scene. The two casualties were assessed at the scene and then taken to Letterkenny General Hospital.It is not known yet if the injuries sustained by the two victims are serious.The road was closed for a short time but has since reopened.Gardai are appealing for witnesses to the two car collision to contact them.  TWO PEOPLE TAKEN TO HOSPITAL AFTER SERIOUS CRASH was last modified: March 25th, 2014 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:accidentcrashdonegalhospitalinjuredletterkennyLiffordlast_img read more

NFL COMMENTARY — Through the eyes of Aspuria: It took nearly all of OT to beat the 49ers

first_imgIn another … The good: It took a team nearly the entire overtime period to hand the 49ers their first loss (27-24) of the season.The bad: It was Seattle that dropped San Francisco, a team with a magician of a quarterback in Russell Wilson — and a squad the 49ers will face again this year.The ugly: QB Jimmy Garoppolo threw numerous game-ending (regulation) and game-altering (overtime) interceptions that were dropped by Seahawk defenders.Yet, all this is excellent news for the 49ers.last_img read more

Learn Your Body Toolkit

first_imgHere are some tricks of living in a human body that you may not know about, because they happen automatically.The eye trick. How come the lights don’t go out when you blink? Think about that. The world should go dark, but we perceive a continuous view, even though blinking all the while. Scientists at the University of California Berkeley looked into this. In “Why the lights don’t dim when we blink,” they describe how their research “shows that the brain works extra hard to stabilize our vision despite our fluttering eyes.” Details are published in Current Biology, where you can learn about “automatic calibration of gaze direction” during blinking.Voice tricks. The human voice is phenomenally versatile. Think of all the sounds it can emit just in talking. Add singing, and the voice’s range and flexibility is truly amazing. On The Conversation, Noel Hanna offers some interesting facts. First, he shows that in Chinese, with its five tonal rules in language, a speaker can emit 840 distinct sounds, but only half of those are actually used in speaking; the range of possible words is actually 2,000 x 2,000, or “4 million possible unique words using this system of pronunciation.” Then those words are strung together in complex sentences. “And that is just one language,” he says. “Each language has its own set of different sounds, which may or may not overlap with other languages.” After some anatomy lessons and three interesting videos, including an MRI of an opera singer (worth watching), Hanna has answered many questions about the mechanics of the voice, but not how humans came into possession of such remarkable equipment.Hair power. Hair is so strong and break resistant, researchers at the University of California San Diego want to imitate it to make body armor. Here are some factoids about the material you brush or comb each day.Hair has a strength to weight ratio comparable to steel. It can be stretched up to one and a half times its original length before breaking. “We wanted to understand the mechanism behind this extraordinary property,” said Yang (Daniel) Yu, a nanoengineering Ph.D. student at UC San Diego and the first author of the study.“Nature creates a variety of interesting materials and architectures in very ingenious ways. We’re interested in understanding the correlation between the structure and the properties of biological materials to develop synthetic materials and designs — based on nature — that have better performance than existing ones,” said Marc Meyers, a professor of mechanical engineering at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering and the lead author of the study.Such a common material, yet such fascinating properties.Hair, eyes, the voice – we could go on and on, but that’s enough boggle for today. Sing while you comb your hair and blink. (Visited 38 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

“Down the Rabbit Hole” GCXQ5C GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – December 28, 2010

first_img SharePrint RelatedCitygarden Tour GC2AX7Q GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – April 2, 2012April 2, 2012In “Community”Take a 32-Stage Journey Through Central Park — Bridges & Arches of Central Park (GC17MX1) — Geocache of the Week Video EditionFebruary 12, 2015In “Community””Lego – einer ist zuviel” GC13Y2Y GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK February 14, 2011February 14, 2011In “Community” Down the Rabbit Hole (GCXQ5C)The treasures of New York City’s Central Park reveal themselves as geocachers search for this micro-cache.  More than 1250 geocachers have already logged a smiley on the cache, “Down the Rabbit Hole” (GCXQ5C).The difficulty two, terrain two cache is located somewhere near a statue dedicated to the creative genius behind Alice in Wonderland.The cache page warns, “USE STEALTH – muggles are everywhere! GPS signals are weak here but be patient the cache IS there and when in doubt read the clue!”The cache was hidden back in 2006. The cache was originally placed by gracepap. Geocacher madm now maintains the cache and altered the cache hide from a ‘lamp post cache’ to a micro-cache.Down the Rabbit Hole (GCXQ5C)A hunt for this geocache offers adventurers a purposeful exploration of one of the crown jewels of New York City. One geocacher who logged this cache writes, “This is my first time in New York City ever! Central Park is an awesome sight to behold! I love this group of statues and the other monuments around the park. An easy find!”Continue your exploration with some of the most engaging geocaches from around the world. Explore all the Geocaches of the Week on our blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Passive House NW Conference is Coming Soon

first_imgPassive House Northwest’s 2013 annual conference takes place March 15 at Seattle Pacific University. Organizers expect about 200 attendees.Among the speakers are Denis Hayes, president of the Bullitt Foundation, which promotes sustainable development in the Pacific Northwest, and J.O. Dockx of the Brussels Institute for Management of the Environment.Organizers said Dockx will discuss the public-private Exemplary Buildings Program, which has created 1.5 million sq. ft. of high-performance building in Brussels. All new construction there will be required to meet the Passivhaus standard by 2015.Presentations and workshops will cover high-performance wall systems, large-scale prefabricated construction, and the basics of Passivhaus design and construction. A second workshop track will cover routes to Passivhaus certification, including a presentation on the Passive House Institute US training program.The conference runs from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. But if you can’t make it in person, the conference will be available via webinar. Details were to be posted at the PHnw web site, where you’ll also find details on registration fees.Hammer & Hand and NK Architects are co-sponsors. Seattle Pacific University is located at 3307 3rd Avenue West in Seattle.last_img read more