first_imgFearing for their lives and those of their children, residents in two communities, along the West Bank of Demerara (WBD), are concerned over leaning electrical power poles in the area. The residents, who live at Vriesland and La Retraite, told Guyana Times that they have made repeated reports to the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Inc.The pole that poses a danger to Vriesland, WBDThey, however, observed that their complaints were being ignored, and expressed that the prolonged situation was a worrying one, as the power lines could snap at any moment which would cause even more danger.This publication obtained photographs of the leaning power lines at the section of La Retraite that faces the river where five poles are leaning, with some so low that some residents can nearly reach the wooden supports.“I don’t want no post fall and me get shock. People here want the post fix, but them ain’t bothering with we,” a mother of one explained.She added that some time last year when the poles were beginning to lean, a GPL crew came and fixed one. Her contention is that they should have rectified the other leaning poles.Meanwhile, this newspaper also got a photograph of a leaning pole in a yard at Vriesland and residents pointed out that this one has been rotting for a while. It was noted that several houses on a few plots of land are fed from this single pole and according to the occupants, their complaints to GPL were similarly being ignored.One of five leaning poles in the waterfront area of La RetraiteOne sugar worker from the community noted that he and other persons nearby have been making repeated reports to the power company so that it would fix the problem but to no avail. He revealed that the post, which is leaning on the fence of one family’s yard, was reported since November 2017, but the situation remained unchanged. The sugar worker indicated that some time ago, he nailed a board onto the post in an attempt to alleviate the situation.Other residents told Guyana Times that many children have to traverse the track to attend school, and expressed worry that damage, fire or electrocution could occur if the pole snapped causing the wires to be ripped from the houses.The residents in both Vriesland and La Retraite are hopeful that the power company can rectify the months-old issue.last_img read more


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first_imgMatt Asay, former Novell executive, VP of Open Source vendor Alfresco, and champion of the Open Source movement has a summary of a research article by Jyh-An Lee called “Production: Policy Implications of Open Source Software”.The crux of the article is that governments worldwide are warming to the idea of Open Source Software (OSS). As of September 2006, 99 governments in 44 countries had enacted some form of administrative or legislative support for OSS, especially in Europe, Asia and Latin America.In the article, Lee says, “While governments considering supporting OSS are primarily concerned with significant switching costs and incompatibility problems. OSS is actually superior to proprietary software because it increases compatibility and consequently decreases switching costs in the long term.”Governments are increasingly considering OSS during the procurement cycle. Some governments, like France, have decided or at least seriously considered moving from Microsoft Windows to Open Source Linux systems. Germany and China are also examples of governments that are adopting OSS within various government agencies.Lee argues that “…the government should take into account the long-term interests of society and not merely its own interests as a consumer. OSS is better than proprietary software when it comes to increasing compatibility and network effects… Governments can also legitimately provide a critical mass in order to promote the availability of OSS products and subsequent competition in the software market.”last_img read more


first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ “This is a golden opportunity for us to make it back to the semis. We will definitely not waste it,” said Generika coach Sherwin Meneses. “I told the girls to just maintain what they are doing. If they can double the effort they showed in Game 1, that would be great.”Generika-Ayala will again rely on Kseniya Kocyigit of Azerbaijan and Kanjana Kuthaisong of Thailand in its semifinal bid. —MARC REYESFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The long, long road to Boston Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGenerika-Ayala and PLDT Home Fibr clash once again on Saturday for the fourth and last semifinals slot in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at FilOil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Lifesavers erased the Power Hitters’ twice-to-beat luxury with a 25-22, 25-27, 25-21, 25-19 victory last Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid View commentslast_img read more


first_imgDuterte wants probe of SEA Games mess “We’re happy to have finally signed Jayjay Helterbrand into our roster. His overall experience, basketball IQ, and leadership would definitely provide a huge boost for our bid in the upcoming season,” said team manager Lou Abad.Helterbrand is turning 43 this year but Imus believes the Barangay Ginebra legend can still hang with the big boys at MPBL.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“He can still play. As you can see, he is still well-conditioned given that he has not stopped playing regularly in different leagues. He can still keep up with the young guys,” Abad said.The dazzling guard won six PBA championships all with Ginebra, a team he played for from 2000-2017. Helterbrand, a member of the PBA’s 40 Greatest Players, was also named Season MVP in 2009 and a Philippine Cup Finals MVP in 2007. He will team up with actor Gerald Anderson and former pro James Martinez to name a few at Imus.“We’re thrilled to have Jayjay Helterbrand and Gerald Anderson play side-by-side with each other. Their additions, along with the other players that we have, will surely bolster our squad,” said Abad.“It’s a big win not only for our team, but for the whole league as well as we try to help MPBL grow in terms of competition level and our fanbase.”Imus opens its campaign in the 2019 Lakandula Cup on Thursday against Caloocan City at Caloocan Sports Complex.ADVERTISEMENT Jayjay Helterbrand. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Two years after announcing his retirement in the PBA, Jayjay Helterbrand will be back on the court but for a different team and a different league.Helterbrand has signed with the Imus Bandera in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League, the team announced Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:41Helterbrand finds perfect time to call it a career00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too MOST READcenter_img ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Warriors’ Kevin Durant suffers Achilles injury in Game 5 LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more