Man dies, woman hospitalised following WCB accident

first_imgTraffic Chief Linden IslesA pedestrian was killed on Thursday morning, while a female pedal cyclist remains hospitalised after they were struck down by one of two speeding motorcars that were allegedly “racing” along the Number 42 Village Public Road, West Coast Berbice (WCB).The dead man has been identified as 54-year-old Gregory Stanley, also called ‘Backtoe’, of the Number 42 Village, WCB. The identity of the injured woman is unknown.Based on reports received, at about 6:30h on the morning in question, Stanley had been standing in the corner of the Public Road waiting to cross when the two motorcars were heading in his direction at a fast rate.Guyana Times understands that one of the drivers attempted to overtake the other car but forced himself back into his lane after another car was coming from the opposite direction. As a result, one of the drivers allegedly lost control, skidded off the roadway, and slammed into a parked car before hitting Stanley and the female cyclist who was close to him.Stanley and the injured female were both rushed to the Fort Wellington Hospital, but upon his arrival at the health facility, Stanley was pronounced dead.Meanwhile, the female was immediately admitted to that hospital for emergency treatment as a result of the severity of her injuries, but was subsequently transferred to the New Amsterdam Hospital.Traffic Chief Linden Isles, when contacted, confirmed that the two drivers of the motorcars who were involved in the fatal accident were said to have been racing with each other on the roadway.“Both drivers are in Police custody as investigations into this accident continue. The pedestrian who died, he was trying to cross the road when the accident took place, he died on the spot. Breathalyzer tests were conducted on both drivers and it revealed that they both were above the prescribed limit of alcohol consumption,” the Chief added.He reiterated that persons should desist from imbibing and operating vehicles on the roadways since it is a traffic offence and an action that could lead to the deaths of innocent persons also.“Be responsible when using the road. Get a designated driver if you have to imbibe. Alcohol and speed don’t mix, they are a bad combination always”.last_img read more

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Geocache Hider: Tips to Level Up Your Geocache

first_img SharePrint Related3 Tips for New Geocachers – Geocaching.com Weekly NewsletterSeptember 12, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”DIY “Wow Power” for Your Next LogJune 8, 2014In “Geocaching Quizzes”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – February 9, 2011February 9, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter” What advice would you offer to new geocache hiders? Share your maker advice in comments below or on the Geocaching Facebook page.Share with your Friends:More Let’s paint a mental picture: on cold, dark, rainy, frost-bitten, locust-infested nights—and all other nights—your geocache waits, hoping for intrepid explorers to sign the logbook. But if your geocache is lonelier than you expected, it might ultimately be waiting for a very special someone: you. Geocaches don’t just require maintenance; some may need some more tender loving care. If your geocache isn’t getting the “Found it!” after “Found it!” logs you think it deserves, there are options to help up the find count.Rewrite the description: Be creative, add some humor, local insight and upload a few pictures to the geocache page.If you’re not fundamentally changing the experience, choosing a sturdier container or adding a splash of personality to your geocache will help cultivate Favorite Points and lead more people to your adventure.Double-check your coordinates. People might be trying to find your geocache, but are led astray.Did you choose a container size on your geocache page? If the container is listed as “size not chosen” it might discourage people from searching for your geocache.Get advice from a notable geocache maker in your neighborhood, attend a Maker Madness event to up-level your geocaching hiding game.And if you’re not interested in maintaining the geocache anymore, it’s okay to archive your geocache and open up the location to other hiders, or even adopt it out to another geocacher.  ​center_img Revisit Your Geocaches, Leave Them Feeling Newlast_img read more

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Cartoon: And the Winner is…

first_img4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… Related Posts More Noise to Signal. 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Tags:#Cartoons#web 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout rob cottingham The official Oscar nominations are out, and there’s a movie up for best picture that has a lot to say about social media and the online communications revolution sweeping the world.The Social Network? Hell, no. I’m talking about The King’s Speech.Set mostly in the years leading up to the Second World War, The King’s Speech deals with the extraordinary relationship between speech therapist Lionel Logue and Albert, Duke of York. Albert has a persistent stammer, an affliction that might have gone largely unremarked in past generations. But this is the era of radio, and when he ascends (a little relucantly) to the throne as King George VI, he must deliver an address to a nation suffering from grave fear and doubt.(Spoiler alert: If you have some knowledge of history, you are probably assuming his address was at least good enough to avoid demoralizing the nation and forcing Britain’s capitulation to the Nazis. And you are correct. Also, you were probably a little surprised by the ending of Inglorious Basterds.)This is the story of a friendship that crosses some very deep divides of class and colonialism. But it’s also a story of entrenched institutions confronting the transformational changes brought about thanks to technological innovation. And it’s a story of the changing relationship between the public and those in power, who have had a long time to become used to deciding when, where and how any communication will take place between them.That’s a timely theme for anyone watching the past day’s events unfold in Tunisia and Egypt – or, for the matter, the past decade’s events in much of the rest of the world.last_img read more

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