Woman traumatized after trapped in tipped over porta-potty

first_imgA Canadian woman says she is traumatized after being trapped in a porta-potty that tipped over.Cecilia Mwalyoga, her boyfriend and their five-week-old daughter went to the Wings Over Springbank Airshow on July 27th.But once they arrived the show was canceled due to intense winds.Mwalyoga opted to use a portable restroom before leaving the area.However, things literally took a turn for the worst when intense winds tipped the porta-potty over while she was inside.When the porta-potty hit the ground, she was still trapped inside.The woman’s boyfriend scrambled to hoist the porta-potty up enough for Mwayloga to crawl out of a small hole.Mwayloga was covered in toilet paper, blue water toilet water, urine, and even found needles in her hair.Besides feeling humiliated, she was worried about potential injuries and questioned the safety of the portable restrooms which she said were not “anchored” down.Mwayloga said she took a two-hour shower after the ordeal and is still traumatized.Click here to learn more.last_img read more

Essequibo Coast/Pomeroon Umpires’ Association to be resuscitated

first_imgFORMER senior national Umpire Dasroy Balgobin is spearheading an effort to resuscitate the dormant Essequibo Coast and Pomeroon Umpires Association (ECPUA) with the aim of securing more qualified umpires from the Region to officiate both locally and nationally.The highly regarded umpire, who also officiated in matches in North America, is of the view that with a vibrant organisation, more persons will become interested in the profession. Balgobin further contended that “on the Essequibo Coast, most of the organised matches are affected due to the lack of qualified umpires and this is affecting the standard of the sport there”.He has since set out to mobilise a pool of interested persons to begin the process of reconstituting the organisation and to commence classes for the preliminary umpires’ examination next year.Meanwhile, national senior umpire Shannon Crawford, who is based in Essequibo and is attached to the Anna Regina Fire Station, has indicated his interest to support the initiative and has pledged to provide his expertise both in theory along with practical training.The ECPUA is currently headed by Deva Dass, but the organisation has not held a statutory AGM for the past three years. Balgobin is appealing to anyone desirous of being an umpire to contact him on 626-1112 for more information. (Elroy Stephney)last_img read more

HORROR AS BODIES OF BOY AND YOUNG MAN FOUND IN SLIGO

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: Gardaí are investigating after two bodies were found in Co Sligo.A nine-year-old boy was found with stab wounds in a house at a location known as Banada, Tourlestrane, Tubbercurry.He was removed from the scene by Air Ambulance and taken to Sligo Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. A 21-year-old man was found dead in an outside shed at the same location.The State Pathologist’s office has been notified and the scene has been preserved for a technical examination. HORROR AS BODIES OF BOY AND YOUNG MAN FOUND IN SLIGO was last modified: July 21st, 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:bodiesGardaisligolast_img read more

Merry Christmas Canada — It will be 22 years before Ottawa balances

first_img The federal Finance Department doesn’t expect to have a balanced budget until 2040.Postmedia Network Featured Stories Reddit Twitter Comment Facebook 0 Comments The Canadian Press Martin Pelletier: The Bank of Canada is still underestimating the risks to the economy Join the conversation → More Related Stories December 21, 201812:17 PM EST Filed under News Economy Merry Christmas Canada — It will be 22 years before Ottawa balances the budget, finance department reveals But that’s five years earlier than the federal government predicted last year What you need to know about passing the family cottage to the next generation OTTAWA — The federal Finance Department doesn’t expect to have a balanced budget until 2040, but that’s five years earlier than the government predicted last year.Long-term budgetary projections released Friday morning estimate that by the end of fiscal year 2040-2041, federal books will be in surplus by $1.7 billion.The Trudeau Liberals promised during the 2015 election to balance the books by the end of their mandate — 2019 — after running small deficits.The government’s February budget predicted a deficit of $18.1 billion for the current 2018-19 fiscal year, which ends in March.Canada’s economy grows faster than expectedCanadian businesses trim sales expectations amid oil turmoilThe report says federal finances appear sustainable over the long term, with the government’s favoured fiscal number, the federal debt as a percentage of gross domestic product, expected to decline over time. That’s a way of measuring how heavy the debt burden is compared with the size of the national economy rather than just tallying the total the federal government owes.The government’s debt, which as of October stood at $669.5 billion, is expected to peak at almost $960 billion in the same year the budget reaches balance, the report says.But the Finance Department warns the projections are based on a number of assumptions about population and economic growth, making the projects “subject to a fair degree of uncertainty.” Nor do they take into account any new government spending or taxes over the coming years.Ottawa ran a small surplus of $92 million through the first seven months of its fiscal year, compared with a deficit of nearly $6.6 billion in the same period last year, as revenue has increased faster than spending.According to the monthly fiscal monitor report from the Department of Finance, revenue totalled nearly $186.1 billion between April and October, up about 8.3 per cent from $171.8 billion in the same period last year.The increase came due to rises in tax revenue, employment-insurance premiums and other revenues.Program spending has topped $171.8 billion, up about 3.7 per cent from $165.8 billion over the same stretch last year, while public debt charges so far this fiscal year totalled more than $14.1 billion, up 12.1 per cent from almost $12.6 billion.For the month of October, which is as far as the latest report goes, the federal government posted a deficit of $1.1 billion, compared with a deficit of about $400 million in the same month last year. Email What the Bank of Canada’s rate hold says about the economy advertisement Canadians’ household debt burden creeps higher Sponsored By: Share this storyMerry Christmas Canada — It will be 22 years before Ottawa balances the budget, finance department reveals Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn ← Previous Next →last_img read more