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CV Nunes, Graham’s Hall students top NGSA 2019

first_imgBy Rupadai SeenaraineAnticipation and mixed reactions resonated on Wednesday morning as the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) results were officially released, paving the way for Venisha Lall of CV Nunes Primary and Dave Chowtie of Graham’s Hall Primary to secure the top spot after gaining 532 marks.Shrirish Persaud – 530Umashankar Singh – 528Venisha Lall – 532Aditya Sharma – 528Ajala Maharaj – 529Akaia Griffith – 528Dave Chowtie – 532Devine Amsterdam – 528Ethan Bianchini – 530Jaaya Shiwraj – 528Maaseiah Salikram – 528Malene Crandon – 528Sarita Somai – 529Shivali Challu – 530An overwhelmed Chowtie told Guyana Times that he did not expect to emerge at the very top but was confident that he would have succeeded.“I don’t know what to say but I’m very excited. I really didn’t expect this to happen but I am very grateful to my teacher and God for giving me the wisdom to pursue this, and my family who supported me,” he expressed.The aspiring medical doctor stated that the journey towards his success was coupled with long hours of studying and research. However, his hard work finally paid off.“Hard studying and hard work pays off. In Grade Five, we did all the writing and paperwork and in Grade Six, we did revision, working past papers and different textbooks. Anything that was hard for me, I would go and research it,” the 12-year-old said.His mother, Neela Chowtie, reminded parents that it is not an easy undertaking but academic support goes a long way.“I am shocked but I’m very excited for him because he studied a lot. Actually, he wanted to get one of the top schools but we never expected to be in the top 10. I want to encourage parents to work with their child because it is not an easy task. Sometimes the work they get in school, they wouldn’t understand everything,” she related.The top student position was shared with Venisha Lall, who hails from Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam). According to her, she aspires to become an economist or possibly, the President of Guyana.Lall shared that a person’s school does not determine their potential, while acknowledging that her journey was not that difficult.“I wanted to prove that no matter if you come from a public or private school, you could still do it. It wasn’t hard. I always wanted to become an economist and I want to be the future President to help the poor people,” the top performer stated.Her mother, Ridika Lall, told this publication that her child was always consistent in her academic performance but would also engage in her favourite pastime, dancing.“She’s always active in everything and extracurricular activities. I had my doubts but she was confident. Other than that, she dances and I think that’s what gets her loosen up a bit”.The third position was shared by four persons who obtained 530 marks. They were Shrirish Persaud and Ajala Maharaj of Academy of Excellence, Ethan Bianchini of Marian Academy, and Shivali Challu of Mae’s Under 12.Bianchini relayed, “I did a lot of studying and maybe a little praying and stuff like that. I’m feeling very shocked of the grade. I didn’t expect this result but I want to be a lawyer because there are a lot of debates and I’m very fascinated about that”.Challu, who is a hopeful cardiologist, expressed, “I was very shocked. I couldn’t believe it but I know I worked really hard so it was possible. [My teachers] always pushed me to do my best and my parents helped me when I had to stay up late at night”.Other notable performances were recognised from Sarita Somai, Akaia Griffith, Maaseiah Salikram and Stafani Rafeek of Success Elementary, Ajala Maharaj, Narindra Singh and Wade Beckles of Marian Academy, Sarah Johnson, Jaaya Shiwraj, Aditya Sharma and Yuvraj Tularam of Academy of Excellence, Umashankar Singh of Novar Primary, Devine Amsterdam of New Guyana School, and Malene Crandon of the New Guyana School.Some 14, 300 students sat the examination on April 17 and 18, with the highest obtainable score being 536 marks. They were tested in Mathematics, English, Social Studies and Science.The top one per cent of this year’s unit comprised 166 candidates. While the first spots were taken by public institutions, the other positions were dominated by private schools which secured over 100 spots. Significant achievements were noted for Academy of Excellence having produced 26 top performers, followed by Success Elementary with 22 and Mae’s Under-12 with 21.As customary, there was a glaring gender gap with 94 females and 72 males.last_img read more

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Snowfall Warning Issued

first_imgSNOWFALL WARNING ISSUED For Fort St John BY ENVIRONMENT CANADABULLETIN ISSUED AT: 9.25 AM PST THURSDAY 4 DECEMBER 200810 TO 20 CM OF SNOW IS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY. THIS IS A WARNING THAT SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING IN THESE REGIONS. MONITOR WEATHER CONDITIONS..LISTEN FOR UPDATED STATEMENTS.- Advertisement –last_img

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Fiorentina boss confirms Chelsea’s signing of Cuadrado

first_img1 Juan Cuadrado Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Montella has confirmed Juan Cuadrado has signed for Chelsea.talkSPORT told you on Thursday that the 26-year-old winger had agreed a move to Stamford Bridge after the clubs settled on a fee on €32 million, with Mohamed Salah moving the other way in a loan deal.“It was a sale that had to be done,” Montella told Fiorentina’s official website on Friday.“The club has done the right thing because we are also getting a very good player.“Naturally, we need to understand how long he [Salah] will need to adapt to our football as it’s different from the English and Swiss leagues.“From a defensive standpoint, Cuadrado guarantees us a lot more than Salah.“Cuadrado is a player that has always arrived with a smile and given everything to Fiorentina.“I am convinced that if he could have played tomorrow he would have.“I’m happy for him because he is going to a big club.”Montella’s announcement could mean Andre Schurrle will complete a move to Wolfsburg, after reports suggested the German international had agreed personal terms with the Bundesliga outfit.last_img read more

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Around Whittier

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre More fundraisers are being planned to help the family with what they estimate will be $86,000 in expenses. For information or to donate, visit cotaforgregoryr.com, or call (562) 355-4748. Real snow job for La Mirada LA MIRADA – The Granada Heights Friends Church at 12000 La Mirada Blvd. will host its fifth annual Family Snow Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17. The church will kick off the holiday season with 20 tons of real snow, play areas and three sled runs. Admission is free with a small cost for food purchases. For more information contact Teri Elfelt at (562) 943-7255, Ext. 25. Teachers display art in gallery WHITTIER – Rio Hondo College’s visual arts faculty will present “Nice Work if You Can Get It,” a collective show of their creative efforts, at the College Art Gallery, 3600 Workman Mill Road. The exhibit will be on display from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday through Nov. 21. Works represented include paintings, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, photography, digital art and printmaking. For more information, call (562) 789-4047. Deputies raise drug awareness WHITTIER – The West Whittier Community Advisory Committee will host a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sorensen Park, 11419 Rose Hedge Drive. Thd guest speaker, Deputy Armando Alvarado of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, will speak on drug awareness. For more information call Lt. Voza at the sheriff’s Norwalk station at (562) 863-8711 or Deputy Zarda at the sheriff’s Pico Rivera station at (562) 949-2421. Patriotic essays shared on Sunday PICO RIVERA – Winners of the annual “Voice of Democracy” Audio Essay Competition will be invited to share their essays at the Veterans Day ceremony at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Veterans Monument at Rosemead Boulevard and Mines Avenue. The theme for this year’s program was “My Role In Honoring America’s Veterans.” The winners were judged on originality of essays, delivery and content. For more information, visit vfw.org. Breakfast with ol’ St. Nick LA HABRA – Families are invited to have breakfast with Santa Claus at the Children’s Museum, 301 S. Euclid St. The breakfast will take place in three seating sessions, 8:30a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. Dec. 1 and 2. Admission costs $8 for children and $10 for adults. Children younger than 2 get in for free. Reservations are required. For more information or to make a reservation, call Jane Ivory at (562) 905-9647. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A bake sale, sponsored by the La Mirada Baseball Association, will take place to raise money for Gregory Ramsey, an 11-year-old Pico Rivera boy receiving treatment for a rare blood disease. The bake sale will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the La Mirada Baseball Association playing fields at Rosecrans Avenue and Beach Boulevard. The community is invited to bring baked goods to donate. Cash and checks will also be accepted. Gregory suffers from Fanconi anemia and must be given a bone-marrow transplant to survive. He, along with his parents and younger brother, Christopher, left Southern California for treatment at Minnesota University Medical Center in October. All proceeds from the bake sale will go to the Ramsey family to help defray the cost of treatment and travel to Minnesota. last_img read more

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Who benefits?

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Speed, not fatigue Re: “Truck deaths mount in state; Fatal crashes up for second year; fatigue cited as cause” (Oct. 18): It appears that the Daily News chose to contradict CHP Capt. Andrew Jones, who stated in an interview “That while fatigue is often an associated factor in truck crashes, speed is the top reason for crashes.” But I would like to ask Capt. Jones: If speed is the cause of so many truck crashes, why are trucks allowed to travel at speeds exceeding the speed limit on our freeways? And why are trucks allowed 70 mph (15 mph over the limit) yet passenger cars are not given that 15 mph cushion? – Brad Accosta Tujunga Disgusting display Re: “Prices spike 1.9 percent” (Business, Oct. 19): The government is telling us that interest rates must rise to curb inflation. Has anyone noticed that inflation is following a perpetual rise in interest rates, not visa versa? Businesses have to raise their prices to pay those rates. Ronald Reagan said that the worst tax on the people is inflation. Who do you think benefits most from increasing prices that a business has to pay more to get? The government will get its tax money one way or the other. Remember the words of Tennessee Ernie Ford, “If the left one don’t getcha, then the right one will.” – Stephen Booth Simi Valley Re: “Religion clouds fuzzy nomination” (Their Opinions, Oct. 19): I am so appalled at the display of sanctimonious crowing from people like James Dodson and his ilk that I am almost ashamed to be a Christian. Cohen’s statement, “… the assurances offered by Bush and Rove is not to the religious community at large … but just conservative Christians.” I agree. Those of us that are not in lock step with this president and continue to think on our own, would like a piece of the action. President Bush cares only that his nominees, for whatever post, share his religious thinking. If this narrow-minded religious zeal that seems to be so popular within this president’s circle is meant to send good will to all people, I, so far, have failed to see it. – Eileen O’Neill West Hills The abortion test Re: “Religion clouds fuzzy nomination” (Their Opinions, Oct. 19): In 1971 I became a “born again” Christian and went into the insulated wire business. I am still a Christian and have owned that insulated wire company for 23 of those years. I do not require my customers to share my religious beliefs. The only evidence of my Christian belief is that all customers can depend upon my company to operate with the highest ethical values, regardless of their own values and beliefs. I am not unusual. This is the norm in this great country. The real problem with Meirs, for Cohen, et al., is not based on fact but on social/political/religious bias. The attack on Meirs’ religion is just camouflage for the real litmus test, i.e., abortion. It is sad indeed, that this great nation and all that comprises it is to be trumped by the abortion issue. – Patrick Weir Chatsworth Dog control Re: “Dog control – City must use new power to rein in violent breeds” (Editorial, Oct. 11): Your editorial is correct that owners should be responsible for training and containing their pets. Dogs who are mistreated, neglected, or poorly socialized are too often involved in attacks. It is inhumane and dangerous for any dog to roam the streets unsupervised. If Los Angeles citizens want to feel safe from dangerous dogs, then ordinances should be passed that address the animal abuse, neglect, aggression training, and generally irresponsible practices that create the city’s dangerous dogs. Rather than demonizing pit bulls or any specific breed, energy should be spent passing such laws, as well as educating the public about proper pet care and the steps that can be taken when confronted with dangerous dogs. – Adam Goldfarb Issues specialist The Humane Society of the United States Attack ads It is arrogant and unappealing for a firefighter to call himself a hero, tell us he is protecting us daily and then ask the voters to increase the Fallen Firefighter Fund. We have brave men and women overseas risking their lives (for real) every day with very little sleep and no beds to sleep on, not to mention underpaid. They do not make commercials; they are real heroes. Neonatal nurses save more lives a year than all the firemen in this country combined. I asked someone lately what the fire helmet sticker meant on the back window of their car. He said his friend was a firefighter and this could possibly help in not getting a ticket. Could this be true. – Tim Rabe Sunland Answer isn’t money Re: “Starting here” (Your Opinions, Oct. 20): Janis Hansen Klinger confirms something I have known for a long time: Too many do-gooders insist that Americans stay within their own borders irrespective of the brutalities and inhumane acts of other parts of the world, yet demand (for others, not themselves) that we give our hard-earned assets, i.e. money, to the world. The solution is not more money; poverty will not be reined in until people control their birthrates. Hansen joins the chants of “tax cuts for the rich” but only names Republicans. She set herself up for the responsibility of telling us if her household pays the higher rate of taxes; or did she also utilize the “tax cuts.” – Betty Arenson Valencia Health threat Re: “U.N. bird-flu concerns focus on East Africa” (Oct. 20): The media is filled with the specter of an epidemic of bird flu. LAX is making plans to quarantine passengers of incoming flights. But no one is discussing the greater risks posed by our porous borders and our shortage of hospitals. The influx of illegal immigrants is the reason our region is experiencing a looming health threat from tuberculous. Uninsured immigrants and citizens alike are the reason why our health care systems are overloaded and why many hospitals have been forced into bankruptcy. If we can’t serve our population now, what will we do if the bird flu actually hits? Why aren’t we discussing the need for universal health insurance and how to control the illegal crossing of our borders? – Loretta Kemsley Sylmar Easy way out Re: “Clean record” (Your Opinion, Oct. 18): Edward Elks needs to know the facts: The suspect had a blood alcohol count of .13, which is well above the legal limit of .08, and was talking on a cell phone while driving. So Cliff Hall (“Protecting the criminal,” Your Opinions, Oct. 14) has every right to be upset with a plea bargain. That the assistant D.A. said that proving negligence would be difficult only means that he wanted the easy way out. – Tom Duran Mission Hills Can’t be worse Re: “Supreme ruler” (Your Opinions, Oct. 19): Phillip Wilt thinks the governor’s ballot measures are designed to give him “control of California citizens” daily lives and exclude the Legislature from the democratic process. For years the Democrat-controlled Legislature has put the screws to the people while making special interests (read campaign contributors) richer and richer and, at the same time, leading the state into financial ruin. Schwarzenegger is constantly accused of pandering to special interests. Even if this is true, he couldn’t hold a candle to the members of our Legislature. Wilt sees cutting the Legislature out of the loop as a bad thing. Considering the damage they have done, I think it’s a great idea and don’t see how California could be any worse off without them. – John R. Schlank Granada Hills Unions’ death grip I have long been of the opinion that the state and the city are doomed to financial ruin, most of it from the “death grip” that the labor unions have on both entities. After being inundated by the union-funded anti-proposition messages on TV, I am more convinced than ever. There is no way that measures, whatever they may be, required to correct these conditions will ever be allowed to be implemented. It does not matter whether the governor or mayor is a Republican, Democrat or independent; too many powerful forces act on the opposite side of every issue. Arnold is trying, but I am afraid he is fighting an uphill battle. – Harry Larson Chatsworth 160Want 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

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Desabre summons Dortmund defender as Cranes squad for Tanzania is named

first_imgBockhorn plays for Bundesliga leaders Borrusia Dortmund (Agency Photo)KAMPALA – Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre has named a squad of 31 local based players and 15 foreign, to prepare for the final AFCON qualifier game against Tanzania this Month.The Frenchman has included one new face in the usual squad of the foreign based players, Herbert Bockhorn who features for Borussia Dortmund in Germany.The local foreign players start training effective 11 March at Startimes Stadium Lugogo where they will also play a practice match between a Kampala select side before the Desabre selects the final squad.The local players summoned include two unattached players Hassan Wasswa Mawanda and Godfrey Walusimbi.New faces on the summoned squad include Samson Mutyaba from Maroons FC, Halid Lwaliwa of Vipers SC, Majwega Brian (Maroons FC), Obenchan Filbert (KCCA FC), Mbowa Paul Baker (URA FC), Wila Paul (Police FC), Owori David (SC Villa), Micheal Birungi (Express FC), Madondo Joel (K-Jinja SS), Bashir Mutanda (SC Villa) and Juma Balinya (Police fc).Shaban Muhammad and Moses Opondo have been recalled again among the foreign based players having missed the first leg against Tanzania, at Namboole.According to the FUFA website, Desabre was quoted saying he wants to finish the qualifiers on a high and he hopes to do a good job.“We are setting the ball rolling as we want to finish on a high in the group with good results against Tanzania. I have summoned a new player on the team playing in Germany while some have been recalled to the squad. We are hopeful they will do a good job” said Desabre.Desabre also added that he is impressed with the way local based players are playing, therefore he wants to give them an opportunity for them to prepare for 2020 CHAN qualifiers against South Sudan.“I have been impressed with the quality of players in the local league which will also be an opportunity for me to have early preparations of players for 2020 CHAN Qualifiers against South Sudan in July and August” he added.The 15 foreign based players and 9 other stars from the local camp will join camp in Cairo, Egypt from 18th-22nd March 2019.The 15 foreign based players Summoned:for camp in Cairo,Egypt: Denis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Jamal Salim (Al Hilah Omdruman, Sudan), Robert Odongkara ( Adama City FC, Ethiopia), Murushid Juuko (Simba, Tanzania), Denis Iguma ( Kazma, Kuwait), Nicolas Wadada Azam FC, Tanzania), Herbert Bockhorn Borussia Dortmund, Germany), Moses Opondo (VendsysselFF, Denmark), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Khalid Aucho (Church Hill Brothers, India), Faruku Miya (Gorica, Croatia), Edris Lubega (SV Reid, Austria), Emma Okwi (MC Oujda, Morocco), Muhammad Shaban (Raja Casablanca, Morocco).The 31 local based players:Sebwato Nicholas (Onduparaka Fc), Saidi Keni (Sc Villa), James Alitho (URA FC), Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC), Obenchan Filbert (KCCA FC), Wila Paul (Paul FC), Samson Mutyaba (Maroons FC), Kizza Mustafa (KCCA FC), . Godfrey Walusimbi (Unattached), Timothy Awanyi (KCCA FC), Mbowa Paul Baker (URA FC),Mujuzi Musitafa (Proline FC), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers SC), Rashid Toha ( Onduparaka FC), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Unattached), Sadam Juma (KCCA FC), Eyam Ivan (Mbarara City FC), Tadeo Lwanga (Vipers SC), Okello Allan (KCCA FC), Waisswa Moses (Vipers SC), Bright Anukani (Proline FC), Owori David (Sc Villa), Allan Kyambadde (KCCA FC), Micheal Birungi (Express FC), Poloto Julius (KCCA C), Balinya Juma (Police FC), Serunkuma Daniel (Vipers SC), Kaddu Henry (KCCA FC), Madondo Joel (K-Jinja SS), Bashir Mutanda (Sc Villa).Comments Tags: 2019 AFCON QualifiersDortmundHerbert BockhornSebastian DesabretopUganda Craneslast_img read more

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Patrick Gildea’s team celebrates glamour and awards in Donegal hairdressing

first_imgWhat a year it has been for the Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Team in the Centre of Excellence! This multi award winning salon let loose and took some time to savour their success this year again at the beautiful Castle Grove Country House Hotel with their end of year team awards ceremony.The night was filled with fun, laughter and reflection on what has been a very special year – where the salon was recognised as “Best Salon in Ireland 2019” for the fifth time as well as numerous other prestigious awards.  Irish Hairdressing Federation Icon Patrick wanted to recognise each team members achievements this year at a beautiful award ceremony where individual awards were handed out to the talented team for their successes in different areas. There were a few highlights on the night; one when Siobhan Russell and Florrie Muldowney were announced as Stylists having passed their final exams, completing 24 models each; after a 4-year intensive training program. The other was when Senior Stylist Kiera Galbraith was announced as Salon Ambassador.The two new stylists Siobhan Russell and Florrie Muldowney with Patrick GildeaPatrick Gildea and Kiera GalbraithCommenting Patrick said “It has been a privilege working with so many great people over the years, some have moved on while others are still working with me today. It is a great testament to our team that we have maintained excellent working relationships and I am delighted to see so many of our team stay with us throughout their hairdressing career. “I am honoured to present Siobhan and Florrie as our new stylists and know how committed they are to their hairdressing career – I’m excited at what the future holds for them. “We are also delighted to present Kiera as our Salon Ambassador- Kiera has shown tremendous growth over the past few years refining her hairdressing skills and upping her knowledge on every aspect of hairdressing from home hair care to scalp conditions to the latest cutting/colouring techniques. Whatever is happening Kiera has her finger on the pulse. She is also a great mentor to our younger team members providing them with inspiration for their future”.Congratulations to the whole team at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing, what an impressive year, we look forward to seeing what has yet to come! For more information on Patrick Gildea Hairdressing see www.patrickgildea.ie or www.facebook.com/patrickgildeahairdressing Arlene, Chloe and ClaudiaDenise, Marie, Bronagh and JoseyElaine and Noreen enjoying the Patrick Gildea Hairdressing End of Year PartyAnita, Peter and SharonPatrick Gildea’s team celebrates glamour and awards in Donegal hairdressing was last modified: December 12th, 2019 by Patrick GildeaShare 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

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If Mars Had Water, It Wasn’t for Long

first_imgThe Mars Exploration Rovers found evidence for the minerals jarosite and gypsum.  Jarosite has been found on earth in connection with lava and acidic, sulfur-rich fluids, but usually only persists in an arid environment, says a press release from Virginia Tech based on a paper in Nature last week.1  Consequently, jarosite might be an indicator of a water-limited environment, and “liquid water may have been on Mars briefly.”As to how much water was on Mars, the researchers do not know if there was a great deal for a short time or a little for a longer period.  However, they can say there was a geologically short window in which liquid water was present, suggesting there also was a limited time period when conditions may have been hospitable for life, [Donald] Rimstidt said.1Madden, Bodnar and Rimstidt, “Jarosite as an indicator of water-limited chemical weathering on Mars,” Nature 431, 821 – 823 (14 October 2004); doi:10.1038/nature02971.The wet-Marsers are losing, and the Mars-lifers are down for the count.  The place reeks with sulfur and is bombarded by death rays.  The solar wind is dehydrating the whole planet.  Sorry, Percival.(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Help decide the fate of rediscovered APE cache!

first_imgLate last year, we announced the exciting news of how a group of Seattle-area geocachers rescued the muggled Mission 9: Tunnel of Light APE cache. We also offered the geocaching community an opportunity to suggest ideas for what should happen next with this renowned cache.More than 9,000 geocachers responded to our survey! After considering all feedback, we have four options for the final vote. Now it’s time for you to decide the fate of Mission 9: Tunnel of Light. The idea receiving the most votes is the one we’ll implement. Simple as that!Here are the ballot choices:Return and Reactivate: Return the container to its original location and restore it to active APE cache status. It would be loggable throughout the year, although the unarchival date is to be determined. Traveling Artifact: Assign a special tracking number to the APE cache container and tour it to various events around the world. (It would be loggable only as a trackable, not as an APE cache.)A few of these options would require exceptions to Geocaching.com guidelines. For example, it’s very rare for a cache to be unarchived, especially after a long period of time. However, this is an extraordinary situation for which we feel that exceptions can be made, especially with the support of a community vote.The voting is open until March 5, 2017. One vote per person. Visit the ballot box here and make your voice heard!Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedLong lost APE cache is found!November 11, 2016In “Lackeys”And the winner is…March 10, 2017In “Community”Mission 9 is alive!August 29, 2017In “Community” Activate Once A Year: Display the APE cache container at Geocaching HQ as a trackable for most of the year, and make it loggable as an APE cache at its original location only during the week of the annual Going Ape Mega-Event in Washington. Display at HQ: Display the APE cache container at Geocaching HQ as an important artifact of the game’s history. It would not be loggable as an APE cache, but would be assigned a special tracking number that could be logged only as a trackable with a unique trackable icon.last_img read more

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BJP MP’s march triggers clashes in Saharanpur

first_imgSaharanpur in Uttar Pradesh witnessed communal clashes on Thursday after BJP MP Raghav Lakhanpal and other party leaders took out the “Ambedkar shobha yatra,” allegedly without police permission, through the communally sensitive parts of the city.Senior Superintendent of Police, Saharanpur, Love Kumar, has ordered filing of FIR against Mr. Lakhanpal and over 500 others for the violence, vandalism and attack on the house of the Senior Superintendent of Police and the DM office.Mixed populationSadak Dudhli village, on the outskirts of Saharanpur, has a mixed population of Muslims and Dalits. No procession had been taken out here in the last seven years. After the Yogi Adityanath government took charge in Uttar Pradesh, Hindu groups, in coordination with local BJP leaders, announced that they would take out a procession, called ‘Shobha Yatra’ in local parlance, through the village. The police denied them permission as it was a communally sensitive area, but the BJP leaders went ahead. The procession was attacked with stones when it was about to enter the Muslim area of the village.The ensuing clash stopped the BJP procession from being taken through the Muslim area. BJP supporters then went on a rampage and attacked the house of the Senior Superintendent of Police. The violent crowd allegedly broke CCTV cameras and furniture and set public properties on fire.The western Uttar Pradesh town has been turned into a fortress with huge police deployment. Though the situation is under control, rumour mills have ensured that the region remains tense.MP’s threatMr. Lakhanpal and BJP leaders have threatened that they would take the “shobha yatra” through Sadak Dudhli on April 23. The MP said “he would not allow Saharanpur to become Kashmir,” a comparison which provoked strong condemnation from SP leaders like Sudhir Panwar and Dalit activists like Satish Prakash.Mr. Prakash condemned the BJP’s attempt to “misuse Ambedkar’s name to communally polarise the region.”SP panelThe Samajwadi Party has formed a five-member team to probe the violence and submit a report in three days to party chief Akhilesh Yadav.“Police took out a flag march in the village and the situation is under control,” Mr. Kumar told the media. He said two FIRs had been registered, one for the communal clash in which 10 persons from both sides had been booked and another for the attack on the SSP’s house and vandalism and rioting on the road in which BJP MP’s supporters were found to be involved.The last time the city saw communal riots was in 2014 when a dispute over a land triggered into major communal clashes between Muslims and Sikhs, killing three persons and injuring many.last_img read more