A Guyanese national was among two persons killed in an early morning accident along the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway, Trinidad and Tobago, on Sunday.Dead: Rajendra PersaudHe has been identified as 26-year-old Rajendra Persaud of Crane, West Coast Demerara. Guyana Times understands that the young man was living and working in Trinidad.According to reports coming out of the country, the accident occurred sometime around 08:00h near Chase Village, along the Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway.A T&T online news report informed that two vehicles were proceeding north along the north-bound lane of the highway when a black Toyota Hilux attempted to merge from the left lane to the right lane.As a result, the driver of the pick-up came into contact with another truck, which was in the right lane at the time. The two vehicles then hit the median and violently came to a stop.The two passengers of the other truck, Persaud and a resident of Port of Spain, did not survive the accident.Meanwhile, the online news report said that the Police and emergency health services were notified and the driver of the Hilux truck was detained after officers noticed the scent of alcohol on his breath.Further reports revealed that the driver of the Hilux was taken into custody and administered a breathalyser test which he failed. He is currently being kept at the Freeport Police Station as investigations continue.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Week two of Feeding Farmers, fall edition, took the Ohio Ag Net crew southeast of Grand Lake St. Mary’s to the Howard Homan Farm.The farm is a 200 cow dairy operation with around 700 acres of cropland, farmed and managed by Howard Homan and his three sons, Lee, Mark, and Darren.Along with the usual harvest activities this year, the farm is finishing construction on a new dry cow and heifer barn, plus a dry stack barn for manure storage.Watch the video below as Dale Minyo visits with Mark Homan on the operation that keeps he and his brothers quite busy.
At least six people were injured after a bridge collapsed in Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba on Thursday.The concrete bridge links Chamba town with Punjab’s Pathankot.Around three vehicles were also damaged in the accident and a mini truck loaded with bricks was still stranded at the bridge. An FIR has been registered and a probe is on in this regard.
Actress, devoted animal advocate and Georgia native Kim Basinger wants the world to know the truth about what happens behind closed doors to dogs acquired from a notorious dog dealer and used in unnecessary, harmful research at Georgia Regents University (GRU).As the narrator of a shocking new undercover video produced by The Humane Society of the United States, Kim helps call much needed attention to the facility’s relationship with a Class B dealer who has been, for years, under federal investigation for serious animal welfare violations and who was recently formally charged by the USDA with those violations.Filmed by The HSUS during a 3-month long undercover investigation at GRU, the video exposes the stark reality of life and death in an animal research facility, where dogs, like “Shy Guy” who is featured in the video, are subjected to painful procedures and then ultimately killed – all for the sake of cosmetic dentistry experiments.GRU and other laboratories have continued to buy dogs and cats from Class B dealers, who round up animals from “random sources” such as auctions and flea markets, despite knowing that such dealers frequently traffic in stolen family pets.A long-time critic of USDA licensed Class B random source dealers and their unscrupulous dealings, Basinger knows first-hand the trauma of having a pet stolen. In 2011, her niece’s dog was taken in a home robbery.Wayne Pacelle, president and CEO of The HSUS, said: “Dogs don’t need to die for frivolous dental experiments. It’s painful to watch these forlorn dogs sacrificed for these questionable purposes. And the situation is compounded by the university’s relationship with an unscrupulous animal dealer.”
Categories: Filler News State Rep. Graham Filler and the Michigan House today approved a plan to help farmers whose crops have been delayed or damaged by this spring’s record-setting rain.Filler, of DeWitt, said the plan would help private lenders provide low-interest loans to qualified farmers at no financial risk to the state.“This spring has been one of the rainiest in Michigan’s history. It has absolutely devastated local crop farmers,” said Filler, a strong advocate for farmers. “This loan program will help struggling farmers get by until brighter days return.”Michigan has had very few days suitable for field work this spring. As a result, only about 63 percent of corn seeds and 43 percent of soybean seeds have been planted, which means yields will be low. Many farmers will be facing financial trouble as this crop season continues.House Bill 4234 provides $15 million to help private lenders run the loan program and keep interest rates low for farmers. The state does not provide the loans, so there is no financial risk or liability to the state with this program.Similar low-interest loan programs were approved for Michigan farmers in 2002 and 2012.### 20Jun Rep. Filler: House approves plan to help farmers hurt by relentless rain
Twenty three members of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) have agreed to collaborate on the development of hybrid TV to enable a full roll out of the technology next year. The announcement came at the EBU’s 67th annual assembly.The group of broadcasters will exchange best practices and support one another to push through a fast roll out of hybrid TV services. The EBU members have made a commitment both to open standards including HbbTV, MHP and MHEG-5, and to developing “new experiences to their audiences”, the EBU said.The EBU will host a Creative Content Workshop on February 3 to enable all EBU Members to share experiences and ideas for hybrid applications.