Could one man’s trash be another man’s treasure?

first_imgDear Editor,It is evident by now that if I am walking and notice a box with books on the roadside to be thrown away, I will make the time and see how best I can save any that is of interest. A while back, I stumbled on a novel among other items to be thrown away. It was named The Silent Witness, and it caught my attention. The novel is actually authored by the late Sir Lionel Luckhoo and American Dr John R Thompson, PhD.Just a reminder that the late Sir Lionel Luckhoo was twice knighted (2 degrees of Knighthood) by Queen Elizabeth. He is the only person to be ambassador for 2 nations simultaneously (Guyana and Barbados); and for 14 years or more, he was named as the world’s most successful advocate via Guinness Book of Records.November 7, 1978 was the date he accepted Jesus, and his life was revolutionised. It was by a dinner invitation at a hotel where two of God’s chosen vessels, Americans Glen Norwood and Newman Peyton (Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International) spoke, and they were actually told to visit Guyana by the late Catholic Bishop Pantin.Turning the cover, I almost fell through the floor to notice in red ink the reading, “Personal Copy of Lionel Luckhoo”, and the bottom also read, “This my personal copy replaces the copy posted but not read.”Who could have been the recipient of such a special copy autographed by the late Sir L. Luckhoo? Was the recipient not going to read the novel unless it was autographed with the handwriting of the late Sir L Luckhoo?I am almost certain the recipient was never a president (dead or living) of Guyana.I am wondering if perhaps there is a historian or family member who can verify the signature/handwriting as provided for evidence.Yours faithfully,T Pembertonlast_img read more

Marseille reject Newcastle bid for attacking midfielder

first_img Newcastle target Florian Thauvin 1 Marseille have rejected a bid from Newcastle for Florian Thauvin.The attacking midfielder was expected to be on the move this summer as Marseille try to balance their books.Clubs in Germany have made enquires but Newcastle are reportedly the frontrunners after positive scout reports.However, according to La Provence, they have been rebuffed in their approach by both the club and player.Marseille view Newcastle’s offer of £12m plus Remy Cabella on loan for the season as unacceptable and have flat out rejected the offer.It is also said that Thauvin is not keen on a move to Newcastle and would prefer to stay and fight for his place.last_img read more


first_imgA coffee morning in aid of the Donegal Hospice will take place in Gibson and Associates in Letterkenny tomorrow morning.The well known solicitors firm, which is located at LK House on the Port Road, has issued an open invitation to all members of the public to join them.The coffee morning takes place from 10am until noon. Good coffee (and tea), craic, plenty of chat and perhaps even a biscuit or treat or two will be on offer for a very worthy cause.Telephone 074 9168888 or email for any further details. DONEGAL COFFEE MORNING PROMISES TO BE A ‘LAW’ UNTO ITSELF! was last modified: September 17th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:coffee morningdonegalGibson and Associateslast_img read more

Expect a west London treble

first_imgWith four of the top five Premier League sides going head-to-head this weekend it is an opportunity for Chelsea to narrow the gap at the top  and at least consolidate their position in the Champions League places.They are currently 40/1 to regain the title and they need all three points at Carrow Road in the lunchtime kick-off on Saturday.Chelsea hardly impressed against a much-improved Sunderland last time but Fernando Torres, again, suggested that he is on the verge of being back to his very best.Favourite to score the opener.But goals pay the rent and the Spanish striker is at least a couple of months in arrears.AVB’s side are 4/7 to return from East Anglia with the points with the Canaries 5/1 and the draw 3s.Torres is 19/4 favourite to score the opener and 5/4 to net at any time in the 90 minutes.Norwich, who currently lie mid-table, are also on something of a roll at present with three wins on the spin but they were fortunate at The Hawthorns last weekend.Indeed they are only 12/1 to be relegated despite being in the top half. Chelsea ought to win but their lack of pace continues to frustrate.Fulham need to bounce back after a bitterly disappointing reverse at 10-man Blackburn and I think they will have too much for a Newcastle side who continue to grind out the results but are without their two stars, Demba Ba and Cheick Tiote, who are at the Africa Cup of Nations.Fulham are even-money to maintain their recent good home record (I have expunged the United game from my memory) and that looks a fair enough price although the league table would suggest otherwise.QPR limped into the fourth round of the FA Cup and a tasty clash with Chelsea, but the defeat in the North-East last weekend means the R’s have failed to find a win in their last nine league games and currently reside in 18th place – and are only 11/8 to return to the Championship.Rangers entertain bottom club Wigan on Saturday and a victory could move them out of the relegation zone.The R’s are even-money favourites for the game at BetVictor with Wigan 11/4 and the draw at 12/5.All three of the local sides are favourites this weekend and we bet 6/1 that Chelsea, Fulham and Rangers all win.To mark the 25th anniversary of our sponsorship of the Victor Chandler Chase at Ascot we have a great offer for all new and existing customers…Place a £25 win single bet on the Victor Chandler Chase between the 48-hour declaration stage on Thursday morning and the start of the race at 3.05 on Saturday and we will give you a £25 free bet irrespective of whether your selection wins or loses.Check out read more

Arsenal and Southampton reportedly monitoring Caulker situation

first_imgArsenal and Southampton are monitoring the situation as Cardiff defender Steven Caulker considers offers from QPR and Crystal Palace, according to the Daily Telegraph. West London Sport recently revealed Rangers had tabled a bid for the England international and subsequently that they were in talks with him after meeting an £8m release clause in his contract, and that they remain hopeful of signing him despite reports he had chosen a move to Palace.Rangers boss Harry Redknapp believes the prospect of playing alongside Loftus Road-bound former Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand will help persuade Caulker to choose a move to west London.However, it is claimed that Arsenal and Southampton are showing some interest in the 22-year-old, who has also been linked with Liverpool.QPR are keen to sign Caulker in an £8m deal.Meanwhile, QPR have again been linked with Norwich City’s Leroy Fer, whose agent has denied reports in the Dutch media that a deal was as good as done.The Telegraph say Norwich are expected to demand a significant fee for Fer, having signed him for £5m from FC Twente only a year ago.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Latest: Man Utd 0 Chelsea 1

first_imgDidier Drogba’s goal seven minutes into the second half put Premier League leaders Chelsea ahead in the big game at Old Trafford.Drogba met Cesc Fabregas’ delivery with a firm near-post header that Robin van Persie on the line failed to clear.Chelsea arrived at Old Trafford without top scorer Diego Costa, who was unable to play having struggled with illness and a hamstring problem.With Loic Remy also sidelined, Drogba, 36, was needed to lead the line despite himself nursing an injury in recent weeks.And the Blues hero responded with a goal reminiscent of his all-important equaliser in the Champions League final against Bayern Munich in 2012, when he famously went on to net the winning penalty in a shoot-out.It was Drogba’s second goal in as many matches – his penalty against Maribor in midweek was his first since he returned to Chelsea in the summer.He had the visitors’ best opening of the first half but keeper David de Gea was down quickly to save his shot after Drogba had been set up by Oscar’s cut-back.Jose Mourinho’s side also thought they should have been awarded a penalty seven minutes before the break when Branislav Ivanovic was wrestled to the ground by Chris Smalling.At the other end, Thibaut Courtois produced two good first-half stops.Courtois was called into action in the 22nd minute, saving with his legs from Van Persie after the Manchester United striker had been set up by Adnan Januzaj’s fine pass.The impressive keeper was also able to gather Angel Di Maria’s looping header soon afterwards.Chelsea made a lively start to the second half and De Gea came to United’s rescue again, denyng Eden Hazard after the Belgian’s clever one-two with Drogba.But the resulting corner led to Drogba breaking the deadlock and another assist for Fabregas, who has been involved in nine of his team’s league goals this season, setting up eight and scoring the other himself.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Filipe Luis; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar (Mikel 67), Hazard; Drogba.Subs: Cech, Zouma, Ake, Baker, Salah, Schurrle.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Milk production of Ohio dairy herds

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest It is always important to monitor the yield of milk and the composition of milk, especially for the individual farmer, because the income of the dairy farm depends on this source of revenue. The yields of protein and fat are the primary determinants of the price received by farmers. The proportions of fat and protein are useful in monitoring cow health and feeding practices within a farm. The income over feed costs (IOFC) and feed costs per hundred of milk are important monitors of costs of milk production. The average production of milk, fat, and protein by breed for Ohio dairy herds in 2014 using the Dairy Herd Improvement (DHI; program are provided in Table 1. Not all herds on DHI are included in the table below because of the different testing options offered by DHI, some herds opt for no release of records, lack of sufficient number of test dates, and given that some of the herds consist of other breeds than the ones shown. In comparison, the average of milk yield for all cows (270,000) in Ohio for 2014 was 20,178 lb milk and 775 lb milk fat (3.84%).Table 1. Number of herds, milk yield, milk fat, and milk protein by breed for Ohio herds on DHI during 2014.BreedNumber of HerdsMilk (lb/lactation)Milk fat (%)Milk protein (%)Ayrshire1017,2463.843.24Brown Swiss1820,4404.303.44Guernsey617,3124.803.74Holstein31524,5523.713.09Jersey6417,1714.963.71Mixed3419,6664.133.36last_img read more

Fire at Yavatmal cooperative bank in Maharashtra

first_imgA fire accident at the head office of Yavatmal District Central Cooperative Bank Limited (YDCCB) gutted the documents, computers and furniture at around 2 a.m. on Thursday, a bank officer said. The fire broke out on the first floor of the main building of the bank and the watchman on duty, who noticed the flames, immediately contacted the fire brigade and senior bank officials. More than 40 computers, old documents and furniture were gutted and process is on to ascertain the exact damage, YDCCB chief officer Aravind Deshpande said.Two sections – agriculture and banking – suffered most of the damage, Mr. Deshpande said, adding documents dating back to more than 10 years ago were gutted. Fire tenders reached the spot and doused the flames, he said. Mr. Deshpande claimed a short-circuit caused the blaze. However, this could not be verified from the fire brigade officials. “Our data centre is safe and hence the functioning of the bank won’t be affected,” Mr. Deshpande said, adding data from YDCCB’s branches can be brought together to reconstruct the documents lost in the inferno. “Banking operations were carried out today as usual on the ground floor which was unaffected,” Mr. Deshpande added.last_img read more

India rejects cryptocurrency, but it isn’t giving up on blockchain

first_imgIndia officially will not treat cryptocurrencies as legal tender and will try to stop their use in payments, according to a Bloomberg report. This isn’t unexpected, given how the country sent tens of thousands of tax notices out after realizing virtual currencies are making $315 million worth of trade per month. While India has finally come out against cryptocurrencies, after repeated warnings that they were “Ponzi schemes,” the government will continue exploring the blockchain’s potential for the future digital economy.Read it at Engadget Related Itemslast_img read more