George Floyd’s Grand Funeral Procession in Houston

first_imgHOUSTON — George Floyd’s golden casket is on its way to a Texas cemetery for burial. Many mourners lined the streets to pay tribute to the slain arrest suspect as the white horse drawn carriage carrying Floyd made its way through Houston.After emotional tributes from Floyd’s family, a song from Ne-Yo, a recorded message from Joe Biden and a eulogy from the Rev. Al Sharpton, Floyd’s casket was carried on the shoulders of pall bearers out of Fountain of Praise church in Houston.Many in the family section of the church held out their hands in the direction of the casket as it departed, as the hymn “I Shall Wear a Crown” rang through the church. Others held up their phones to film it.The more than 500 face-masked mourners in the congregation for the four-hour service included actors Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum, and J.J. Watt of the NFL’s Houston Texans.The service and upcoming burial bring to a close nearly a week of memorials and remembrances of Floyd, whose death at the hands of police in Minneapolis inspired protests around the world.last_img read more

Govt worried about rental of legal guns to criminals

first_img− to clamp down on issuance of licencesGovernment is worried that private firearm holders may be renting weapons to criminals and will therefore be clamping down on the issuance of gun licences to civilians.And in the fullness of time, government wants firearms to be in the hands of primarily law enforcement officers.This is according to President David Granger, who indicated that private citizens should depend on the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and the Guyana Police Force (GPF) for protection.“We would like to see fewer weapons in the hands of private citizens. It is my personal view that weapons should be used by law enforcement agencies…,” he stated during the recording of his weekly podcast “The Public Interest” which will be aired this weekend.President Granger said he wants to reduce the number of legal and illegal guns off the streets since he is concerned that even legally issued firearms are being used to conduct criminal activities.President David Granger“We have heard stories now where legitimate firearm licences holders who rent their weapons out to criminals who will go rob somebody and maybe give them a part of the booty,” he said.The President is also concerned about the illegal weapons entering Guyana from Brazil and signalled intentions to up border control to get the guns off the streets.“Our biggest problem is the fact that we have a border with Brazil which is the border’s largest producer and exporter of small arms. Many illegal weapons are traced to Brazil…,” he noted.Just last month, police unearthed a large cache of arms and ammunition in a yard in Lethem, close to the Brazilian border.To support the move to limit the number of firearms owned by civilians, government will establish a core of wardens vested with law enforcement authority.These wardens will be dispatched to operate in the gold mining, timber and tourism industries to provide protection to the respective sectors, according to the President.Already, government has hiked the fees for gun licences.Additionally, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan had also announced that scores of gun licences will be revoked in order to weed out those that had been wrongfully issued.His announcement followed the gun amnesty programme which saw persons turning in unlicensed firearms but police reports indicate that most of the weapons collected came from hinterland locations where residents used the guns for hunting purposes and not for criminal activities.Notably, as government moves to reduce the issuance of firearms, families have been using those weapons as protection against criminals who are now perceived to be emboldened.Just on Wednesday, a suspected bandit was shot and killed by a miner during an attempted robbery at his home in the Diamond Housing Scheme, East bank Demerara.According to reports, there are at least 10,000 licensed firearms in the hands of civilians.last_img read more

All I Want for Christmas… is an Apple product from Irwin Expert Electrical

first_imgChristmas shopping season has begun, with electronics and technology at the top of many wish lists.The team at Irwin Expert Electrical in Buncrana and Letterkenny are going to help make gadget gifting easy with a series of video guides on what’s new and in-demand. Over the next two months, we’ll be bringing you the All I Want for Christmas features with Irwins to make shopping easy: Having started off in a modest store 40 years ago in Buncrana, Irwin Expert Electrical retail is part of Expert Group – Ireland’s largest electrical retailer with 67 stores nationwide.Irwin Expert Electrical have a state of the art showroom in Letterkenny are continually introducing new brands and new products, giving the consumer more choice, better prices and, according to Declan Irwin, their success is simply down to having the right mix of products and great customer service.This week we visit their Apple Display and if you are looking for anything Apple this Christmas, Irwin Expert Expert have them all. Here are some Christmas Gift Ideas available at the showrooms, and if you have any questions, just ask the experts!Apple Watch Series 5 – Any Case, Any Strap, Any Style you Want….. The New Apple iPad – Like a Computer, Unlike Any ComputerAirPods – Wireless, Magical, Yours.Mac Book Pro – More Power, More Performance, More ProApple TV 4K Steaming box brings the power of steaming TV to your living room…Apple iPhone IPhone 11 Pro Max – Hands on, More Cameras, More FunIrwin Expert Electrical’s Christmas Club is open and they will be delighted to help you choose the perfect Gift, you can pay in for it and collect by Christmas. They also accept SHOP LK vouchers. They are so thankful to their customers for shopping local and choosing Irwin Expert Electrical as their preferred Home Appliance, TV, Computer Centre & Household Electrical Retail Store for in the North West.Irwin Expert Electrical are hosting a Black Friday event in November at both the Letterkenny and Buncrana showrooms, so please feel free to come along.Browse for Click and Collect options on Or visit the stores on the Port Road in Letterkenny or Maginn Road in Buncrana from Monday-Saturday to meet the team yourself!Check out the Facebook page @irwinexpert for special offers and updates, visit or telephone the store on: 074 9361161All I Want for Christmas… is an Apple product from Irwin Expert Electrical was last modified: October 18th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:AppleCHristmasIrwin Expert ElectricalTechnologylast_img read more

49ers pregame: Matt Breida, Alfred Morris playing vs. Chargers

first_imgCARSON — Running backs Matt Breida and Alfred Morris are active and won’t miss the 49ers game today because of knee injuries.Breida was limited Wednesday and Friday in practice, having hyperextended his right knee in the first half of last Sunday’s loss at Kansas City but returned after halftime and finished with 90 yards to retain a share of the NFL rushing lead.Morris also sustained a right-knee injury at Kansas City, and it limited him in practice Thursday and Friday.— The 49ers are not …last_img read more

SA-Moz pipeline ‘ready by 2009’

first_img26 September 2007The planned R4.2-billion liquid-fuels pipeline linking Mozambique and South Africa should be completed by the end of 2009, a spokesperson for pipeline company Petroline has said.Petroline spokesperson Eugenio Silva told Reuters this week that work on the pipeline would start in mid-2008 and finish by the end of 2009. Petroline is a consortium consisting of Mozambican state-owned fuel company Petromoc and private South African and Mozambican investors.“Current market growth indicates a critical petrol and diesel shortage in Gauteng in the future, and Petroline’s pipeline and storage facility will be able to satisfy a large portion of the future demands in South Africa by means of importation via Mozambique,” Petroline said in a statement.“This should result in the decrease of the pressure on liquid fuels imports on Durban harbour and also support fuel imports to Mozambique and other southern African neighbours.”Engineering News reported last month that British-based Petrofac had also taken up a 25% equity in the venture to build South Africa’s first privately owned liquid fuels pipeline since the 1960s. The report added that Petroline plans to dredge the Maputo port to a depth of 14 metres, which would allow vessels of up to 85 000 tonnes to use it.According to Agencia de Informçao de Moçambique, the 400-kilometre pipeline will link the Mozambican port city of Matola with the town of Kendal in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province.The agency explains that of the total budget of US$600-million, $243-million will be invested in constructing a 64-kilometre section between the Matola fuel terminal and Nelspruit in Mpumalanga, with the remainder going towards extending the pipeline to Kendal.The pipeline will have a diameter of 30 centimetres and have the capacity to transport five million tonnes of fuel per year.“This project offers a great opportunity for regional co-operation and integration between South Africa and Mozambique and contribution to the upliftment of the [Southern African Development Community] region, at the same time strengthening the product supply security in South Africa,” Petroline states.SAinfo reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast, June 7, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Our forecast is a little wetter this morning. Rain for the second half of this weekend looks more intense, and then we also are going ahead with adding in moisture for the second half of next week. So, while we still have a bit of dry weather left, the opportunities from here forward pull back some.  Today we turn out partly to mostly sunny and warm across the state. Temps will be above normal, and we should see good evaporation. Rates will be at maximum of .25” per day. Breezes will also help drying today, and we should see great opportunity for additional forage work too. The only place we need to watch for any significant action today will down right near the Ohio river…where there can be clouds and a few isolated showers. The rest of the state looks good. Tomorrow turns out partly to mostly sunny as well, although clouds can be increasing late afternoon and evening. Rain showers move in for Sunday and hold through Monday with higher rain totals now expected.  On Sunday, we can see rains of a few hundredths to .5” with 700% coverage. For Monday look for .25″ to 1″ with the potential or thunderstorms. Tuesday and Wednesday are still dry for next week. Sunshine is expected to dominate, with a return to good drying conditions. The problem will be that we only end up with 2 days’ worth of good, dry weather, before rain threats reemerge Showers develop overnight next Wednesday night and continue into Thursday. Moisture does not look all that impressive, and coverage gives some holes, but we still have to deal with rain threats and lose 24 hours of drying. Rain totals will be a few hundredths to .4” and coverage 60%. After the morning showers Thursday, clouds give way to some brief sun. Friday rains are back for midday and afternoon, and they look better organized. 90% of the state can pick up .25”-.1” rain totals. The map at right shows rain potential through next Friday.  We finish our 10 day window with dry weather for Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th. However, models are well divided on that finish, and that division is more apparent in the extended 11-16 day period as well, with one model putting rain in the forecast pretty much every day of that extended period, and other looking for perhaps 1 front for the entire time frame. Right now, we are leaning toward a drier look with a threat of precipitation closer to the start of the extended period, and then dry from Tuesday night (18th) through Friday morning. Scattered showers likely return late afternoon and evening on the 21st.last_img read more

Skype Now Illegal in China: This Week in Online Tyranny

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting China outlaws Skype. VOIP phone and messaging systems have been outlawed in China with the exception of the state-owned China Unicom and China Telecom.This is a pattern in China, where the two birds of repression and protectionism nest in the same bush. The combination of eliminating competition and controlling discourse made this act inevitable. South Korea to censor Twitter and Facebook. South Korea has reportedly issued a warning that South Koreans who post Facebook and Twitter messages and retweet messages that praise communist North Korea will face legal prosecution.Leaked cables show deeper fear of bloggers than “activists” in Cuba. A number of U.S. diplomatic cables show how little the government of Cuba fear old-style dissidents and how concerned they are over bloggers, “a group that frustrates and scares the GOC like no other.” ***It almost seems like the tinhorns took a week off over the holidays and rested up their electrode-affixin’ hands. Almost. Thanks to Carl Levinson for the pointer to the Telegraph article. Tags:#Government#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… curt hopkinscenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Rafael Nadal helped clear mud from people’s homes after Mallorca floods

first_imgRafael Nadal helped residents clear mud from their houses in Sant Llorenc after a torrential rainstorm caused flash flooding in his native Mallorca, a region off coast of the Iberian peninsula.Nadal also announced on social media that his tennis academy on the island would offer shelter to people affected by the floods.Taking to Twitter, the Spaniard expressed condolences to the relatives of the deceased and injured by severe floods in the region and further announced that his academy is to open to those who are looking for accommodation in this tough situation. “Sad day in Mallorca. My sincere condolences to the relatives of the deceased and injured by the severe floods in the region. As we did yesterday, we offer the facilities of @rnadalacademy today for all those who need accommodation,” he tweeted the same in Spanish.Roger Federer too offered his help to Nadal and the people of Mallorca.You have our [email protected] offers his condolences to those affected for the recent events in Majorca. World Tour (@ATPWorldTour) October 11, 2018″Hello to all the people in Majorca,” Federer said in a video release.”I am very sorry about the news and I know how important Majorca is to Rafa. I have been in touch with him and I have seen if I can help with anything. I have seen Rafa helping around the villages where he comes from and it is nice to see and very inspiring.”You have our support. Rafa, we think of everybody in Majorca and we wish you a lot of strength in these difficult times. I hope to be back to Majorca soon at some point. I just want to send all my best wishes here from Shanghai to all the people in Majorca.”advertisement(With inputs from AP and ANI)last_img read more

Vote For Your Favourite Play of the Day

first_imgWe’ve picked five of our favourite plays from day one of the 2012 X-Blades National Touch League and now it’s your turn to vote!Head to the TFA YouTube channel – to see our ‘Plays of the Day’ and then vote either by commenting on the video (by choosing play 1,2,3,4 or 5) or vote in our poll on Facebook by clicking on the following link: We’ll be doing a ‘Plays of the Day’ video each day, so be sure to vote and tell us about your favourite play. Keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the 2012 X-Blades National Touch League by visiting the event website – www.ntl.mytouchfooty.comlast_img read more