first_imgThe Bank of Guyana (BoG) has decided to stop minting the $1 coin, and this could see this currency, first introduced during 1996, being removed from circulation in a few years’ time.A notice from the BoG has said the decision to stop minting this coin is based on the general public’s reluctance to accept it, compounded by the low redemption rates and high production cost.A senior BoG official told Guyana Times that it is costing the bank four times more than the normal cost to produce one coin. In other words, it currently costs the bank $5 to produce one dollar coin.Although the BoG would no longer be minting the dollar coin, this currency would continue to be a legal tender, and would continue to be accepted throughout Guyana. The BoG notice has said that if, for some reason, the $1 coin is not available, payments may be rounded to the nearest $5.The BoG has said it would continue to issue the $1 coin until the stock is depleted, and it will exchange these coins for banknotes. Stopping the dollar coin from circulation is nowhere close to happening, it has said.A local expert in finance and economics told this newspaper that the decision taken by the BoG is a necessary one, and should have been made much earlier.He confirmed what many Guyanese have said over the years: that the $1 coin does not carry any value. In fact, the expert feels that not only should the BoG stop minting the $1 coin, but the $5 coin also.To support his argument, the expert said that coins are also bad for the environment, especially since most of them are metal copper plated. So, reducing the production of metal would be beneficial.Another point he raised is the fact that coins are cumbersome for people’s wallets. And with the transition to credit and debit cards, it becomes even more irrelevant to have those coins around.Guyana currently has one-dollar coins, five-dollar coins and 10-dollar coins in circulation.last_img read more

first_imgOn Wednesday, RCMP raided a house in the 200 block of Crysdale Drive in Mackenzie, where a 24 year old male and a 22 year old female were found in possession of 9.5 ounces of methamphetamine and 2 ounces of crack cocaine.The seizure and arrest lead police to another home in the 200 block of Ospika Blvd, early Thursday morning. There, RCMP officers found another ounce of cocaine, a small quantity of meth, documents indicating 5 figure drug sales, a prohibited weapon, scales and packaging materials “consistent with those found during the arrest in Mackenzie.”“These search warrants were supported by information provided to the police by concerned citizens who are also committed to ridding their community of this (drug) problem,” a press release reads. “It is through these types of collaborative partnerships that criminal drug activity is effectively reduced.”- Advertisement -Charges are expected to be laid against both the male and female, although they were both released from custody after making a court appearance.If you have information regarding the investigation, contact the Prince George RCMP at 250 651 3300, or anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222 8477.last_img read more

first_imgSATURDAY night is warming up to be a barrel of laughs at the Mount Errigal Hotel when Tommy Tiernan takes to the stage.The hotel has confirmed that an incredible 950 tickets have been sold for the show.“We’ve less than 50 left,” said Carolynne Harrison from the Letterkenny hotel. “We’re all looking forward to the show, but we’ve just a few dozen left. It promises to be a great night. JUST A HANDFUL OF TICKETS LEFT FOR TOMMY TIERNAN AT THE MOUNT ERRIGAL was last modified: December 19th, 2013 by John2Share 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:Mount Errigal Hoteltommy tiernanlast_img read more

first_img Philippe Boucher scored with 55 seconds left in overtime to lift the Stars and spoil the Flames’ home opener and their 2003-04 Western Conference championship banner ceremony before a sellout crowd. Mike Modano assisted on all three Stars goals. at N.Y. Rangers 4. Dallas 3, at Calgary 2 New Jersey 1 Martin Rucinsky and Ville Nieminen scored 17 seconds apart in the first period and rookie goalie Henrik Lundqvist made 20 saves for his first NHL victory to lead the Rangers. Blair Betts and Jaromir Jagr also scored for the Rangers. N.Y. Islanders 5, at Washington 3 Jason Blake and Petteri Nokelainen both had a goal and an assist for the Islanders. Goalie Rick DiPietro left 11:09 into the second period after being shaken up while making a headlong dive to stop a drive down the slot by Jeff Halpern. Garth Snow replaced him and made 13 saves in his first action of the season. center_img Boston 5, at Florida 2 Patrice Bergeron, centering the Bruins’ top line in place of the injured Joe Thornton, had a goal and an assist, forcing the Panthers to take out goaltender Roberto Luongo out after he gave up three goals in just more than one period. Buffalo 4, at Tampa Bay 3 (SO) Daniel Briere and Thomas Vanek scored in the shootout to lead the Sabres, while goalie Ryan Miller stopped two Lightning shots. Maxim Afinogenov’s waist-high deflection of Toni Lydman’s shot got Buffalo even at 3 with 8:47 left in the third period. Nashville 5, at Phoenix 4 (SO) Paul Kariya’s scored the lone goal in the shootout and it was enough to lift the Predators (4-0-0) over the Coyotes (1-4-0). Phoenix’ Ladislav Nagy scored on a power play with 1:04 left in the third period to tie the game at 4. 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

first_imgThe scene of devastation following the Real IRA bomb attack on OmaghTHE man accused of building the bomb used to kill 29 people in Omagh including three Buncrana schoolboys has been arrested by anti-terrorist police in the North.Joseph Patrick ‘Mooch’ Blair was arrested in Newry four days after a senior dissident Seamus Daly, was charged with murdering 29 people in the 1998 terrorist attack.Blair was named in the House of Commons in 2002 by unionist MP Jeffrey Donaldson as the name who made the bomb. The PSNI said officers “investigating dissident republican terrorist activity have arrested a 58 year old man in Newry”. He is being held in Antrim police station for questioning. SECOND MAN ARRESTED IN OMAGH BOMBING PROBE was last modified: April 15th, 2014 by John2Share 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:arrestMooch BlairOmagh bombPSNIlast_img read more

first_img Tags: abdallah mubiruBul FCpolice fcStarTimes Uganda Premier League Police finished 7th last season (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier leaguePolice FC vs Bul FCStarTimes Stadium, LugogoSaturday, 29-09-2018Referee: Olemu GeorgePolice FC will be hoping they can get off to a winning start to their 2018/19 StarTimes Uganda Premier season when they host BUL FC at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.The Cops who eventually finished seventh had a frustrating last season in which they spent the better part trying to fend off relegation but after a few changes, Abdallah Mubiru will be hoping he can stir them to past glory.“It is not going to be an easy season but we will take anything better than last, said Mubiru.“We have the first task in form of Bul who are a decent side but am confident we will take care of business.Mubiru is likely to unleash Shafik Bamuturaki and Hassan Kalega both on loan from Vipers SC, whereas new recruits Oromchan Villa, Musa Malunda, Joshua Lubwama and Jamaldine Buchochera are expected to make their debuts for the visitors.For Bul who finished sixth last season will have Peter Onen as head coach after the U17 national team tactician replaced Kefa Kisala at the helm.It would be a huge task asking him to gun for the top two places but surely has enough in his ranks to go at least one better than last season, starting with a result at Police.Pius Kaggwa, Norman Ogik and Simon Mbaziira are expected to lift up the hosts to a perfect start to the new fresh season. Custodian Hannington Sebwalunyo will have to be at his very best alongside forward Hamis Tibita to inspire the visitors to the promised land.Match Facts:This is the 15th league meeting between the two sides. Police have won a disappointing four times while Bul have triumphed on five occasions during that period.Last season, Bul defeated Police home and away including a 1-0 victory over the Cops in the reverse fixture.Police have won only two of their seven games at home to Bul (D2 3). They have gone three on the trot minus defeating the Jinja-based side in their own backyard with the last victory coming in May 2015.Friday’s results in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League:-KCCA FC 2-1 Tooro United-Vipers SC 1-0 Ndejje University-Kirinya JSS 2-2 SC Villa-URA 2-0 Paidah Black Angles-Bright Stars 3-1 Maroons-Onduparaka 2-0 Nyamityobora-Mbarara City *-* Express (PP)Comments last_img read more

first_imgCeltic are braced for an £8m bid from QPR for South Korean playmaker Ki Sung Yueng, the Daily Mail suggest.It is claimed that R’s boss Mark Hughes has received favourable reports on Ki and that Celtic want £9m for the 23-year-old.Hughes has been linked with a number of players.Bundesliga clubs Bayer Leverkusen and Werder Bremen are also said to be interested.Chelsea are looking to complete the signing of Wigan forward Victor Moses in the next 24 hours, according to the Daily Mirror.It is claimed the Blues will offer an initial fee of £7m, with the deal eventually likely to be worth around £10m.The Mail also report that Chelsea are ready to table an improved bid for the former Crystal Palace man, having recently had an offer of £3.5m rejected.The Mirror say Chelsea are among the clubs interested in 18-year-old Argentine striker Paulo Dybala and Santos star Ganso.Dybala plays for Instituto and Manchester City are apparently chasing him, while Tottenham are said to have been handed the chance to sign midfielder Ganso, 22, after contract talks broke down this week.Meanwhile, the Mail report that Cologne defender Sascha Riether, 29, is set to join Fulham on a one-year loan deal with a view to a permanent move.This page is regularly updated. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgLane Branstetter barreled into the endzone on a 5-yard run with under 90 seconds to play as Ferndale High had the final say in a back-and-forth scoring fest Friday night on the road at the Redwood Bowl on a wild first night of Little 4 Conference play.Branstetter’s touchdown and subsequent 2-point conversion catch by Tristen Martin gave Ferndale a 45-38 advantage over Arcata as the Wildcats hung on for a win by the same margin against the defending conference champions.Landon Gomes had three …last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest With 195 food and drink vendors at the Fair, picking something to eat can be even more difficult than usual. From classic funnel cakes to deep fried Oreos wrapped in bacon, the Fair has it all. This year, the Ohio State Fair has several new food options from a variety of vendors. Some of the new items include:Cereal & Milk Ice Cream — Dairy Products Building, Taste of Ohio Café Ohio’s very own Velvet Ice Cream has created the official flavor of the Ohio State Fair for the fifth consecutive year – sweet cereal milk flavored with a honey graham cereal swirl.Crepes — Martin’s Fine Foods Entertain your fancier side with sweet and savory crepes. Try the savory chicken Caesar salad crepes or the sweet crepe combinations including peanut butter banana, strawberry, Nutella and more!Totchoes — Dickerson & Kenna Get the best of both worlds when tater tots meet nachos. Instead of tortilla chips, crispy tots are topped with cheese, red onions, bacon, jalapeño and sour cream.Chocolate Chip Cookies — Eaton Cookies America’s favorite cookie is now available at the Fair. Grab a bucket of savory Ohio made chocolate chip cookies to share with friends, or just eat them all yourself!Specialty Tater Tots — Fun Time Foods You name it, we got it! Regular tots, cheesy tots, chilly cheese tots, Philly tots, Texas tots, buffalo tots, tots n’ debris, gumbo tots, poutine tots, Greek tots, breakfast and bacon tots – there’s a tot for every day of the Fair!Deep-Fried Tacos — Bailey Concessions If you thought there were no more foods to be fried, think again! Surprise your taste buds with a deep fried taco.Deep-Fried Cheese Curds – Squeaky’s Cheese Shack Fresh, local cheese curds are fried to perfection in a light batter offered in white cheddar or smoked chipotle flavor. The curds are made in central Ohio, delivered daily and served fresh.If the new food items don’t sound appetizing, don’t worry. The Fair will continue to have your go-to Fair foods such as funnel cakes, lemon shake-ups, corn dogs and plenty more.There is now an even easier way to find your Fair food favorites without downloading a special app! The Ohio State Fair Food Finder can search any food or shopping item using our mobile and desktop friendly website, ohiostatefair.com. Find food at your fingertips using the convenient food finder map.last_img read more