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3 witnesses testify as PI continues

first_imgMultiplex Mall owner’s murderThe Preliminary Inquiry into the murder of the Multiplex Mall owner, Ganesh Ramlall, 48, continued on Friday at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court, West Coast Demerara (WCD).Kurt Erskine of Lot 285 Section C Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara, Fazeel Bacchus of Cornelia Ida, WCD, and Lennox Roberts of Tushen Housing Scheme, WCD, were all charged for the murder of Ramlall.On Friday, three Police witnesses gave evidence before the presiding Magistrate. They all testified about their role in the investigations. The case will continue on August 8, when another three witnesses are expected to testify.Ramlall was shot five times on July 5, 2015, at his home by four armed men. According to reports, the man had just returned home from a barbeque and was in the process of using an outdoor lavatory was he was attacked and shot.Information is that the man was shot to his head and chest. The bandits reportedly stripped the man of his jewellery and wallet before making good their escape.Ramlall was rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead.The dead man’s wife has already testified as to what she witnessed on the fatal night.last_img read more

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Flood Victims Get Help Again

first_imgSome flood victims receiving relief items from the ANCOver 121 persons, representing 18 families affected by recent floods occurring in the Peoples’ United Community situated behind the John F. Kennedy Medical Center on 20th Street in Sinkor, breathed a sigh of relief recently when they received a large donation of relief items from the Alternative National Congress (ANC).Making the presentation of food and other supplies and some cash on behalf of the standard bearer of the ANC, Mr. Alexander Cummings, last Wednesday, Mr. George Dahn, a member of the party, explained that the donation was prompted after one of the victims met with members of the ANC’s National Executive Committee (NEC).He said the NEC embraced the idea and promised to donate food and other relief items to those affected by flood disasters, which was fulfilled last Wednesday. “The ANC cares for every Liberian and this is why we have come to identify with you in this time of disaster,” Mr. Dahn said.Some of the donated itemsHe  called on Liberian voters to “open your eyes” during the election period and to vote for people that would identify with them in their times of need.“Even though we are not campaigning now, as citizens, we want you to open your eyes in these elections to know who cares about you,” he told them.The chairman of the People’s United Community, Carlos Josephs, thanked the ANC for identifying with them and called on other parties to emulate the ANC’s example. He pointed out that the ANC is the first political party to  identify with them since the recent flooding.Some of the beneficiaries thanked the ANC for the gesture and promised the party their support.“I’m very happy to see the ANC identifying with us today, as they did previously. I know that if the ANC comes to power tomorrow, they will be there for all citizens,” Mr. Galakpa Johnson said.Mrs. Cynthia Harris also thanked the ANC and vowed her support, adding: “I feel very fine today to see ANC coming to my aid.”It may be recalled that flood affected more than ten homes in the People’s United Community in June, and the community appealed for relief from the government and well-meaning Liberians and organizations. At the time the Alternative National Congress (ANC) made an initial donation of similar items to the community.Some of the communities that are usually affected by flood in the raining season include West Point, Free Port, Clara Town, Vai Town, and Old Road.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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EPA halts DDL’s bio gas plant operation

first_img– after residents complain of leakages, health risksThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has, over the weekend, ordered a halt to the operations of the Demerara Distillers Limited’s Bio-Methanisation Plant, after residents who live in close proximity thereof complained about the health risks involved, among other factors.The waste water lodged in a passageway at Great DiamondDuring this publication’s visit to the area on Monday, the stench emanating from the plant was almost unbearable, and leaks could be seen accumulated in yards, along the roadside, and in drains. However, EPA officials were on site, carrying out an inspection and assessing the situation.It was noted that initial inspections had found that the company was in violation of certain safety regulations, hence the cease order was issued. The company has since agreed to comply with the order, and has committed to working towards an amicable solution.Residents of the community came out in their numbers to air their concerns over this matter, which has been plaguing them for years. They alleged that several complaints had been made to both Government and the company, but to no avail. The residents accused DDL of having total disregard for persons living in the area.Radica (only name given) said she has been residing in the community for the past nine years, during which this problem had gotten from bad to worse. She explained that she takes care of her two young grandchildren, and the odour emanating from the plant has been posing health issues for them, as quite frequently she has to rush these children to the Emergency Unit of the hospital.“It’s (been) going on a long time now, but it’s getting worse now. The scent is too much now. It’s so strong sometimes we have to go outside to get fresh air. We can’t sleep in peace; this thing ah strangle people in their sleep. We pleading for help; it’s too much now. I have to be taking these kids, spending a set of money at the hospital steady for rash and breathing problems,” she complained.Another resident, Candace Thomas, explained that she had been forced out of her home, along with her five children, because DDL has erected a fence which goes to the middle of her house.She said she is not squatting; the area has been regularised and she has paid for her house lot.“I had to move out! And I’m staying at my mother right through the street. The people put their fence right here, and because I’m so close to the tanks, all the waste water flooding the yard and turning like grey mud. If you only slip there, it meeting to your knee…this is what we are forced to live in. I paid for my lot, and up to now I can’t get any documents from Housing. Every time we running to them, excuses,” she stated.Further, Jason December, another resident, said the situation is unfair to the residents, and the company has neither regard nor respect for persons living in the area.He said he cannot even walk around his yard, because the waste water is continuously lodged there. He added that the area is a main breeding ground for mosquitoes.“This is really bad for us! We fed-up of this! (For) years, we (have been) suffering, and no one seems to care about us. Smell this place! It stink-stink! Lookat this yard…all here is just mud and black water. Look at the condition of these houses in here! This could be fair?” he questioned.Residents are calling on the Housing Department to look into the matter and make house lots available for them, since they have no issue with relocating. They urged the authorities and company to put measures in place to support their relocation.last_img read more

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Al-Sadr address blasts U.S.; militia fights army

first_imgPresident George W. Bush has announced the addition of 30,000 U.S. troops in Iraq to bolster counterinsurgency efforts in Baghdad and other strategic areas, and to try to quell the sectarian violence that threatens to destabilize not only Iraq, but other countries in the Middle East. The violence this week has prompted some Shiites to call for the return to the streets of the Mahdi Army, which many Shiites see as a bulwark against militant Sunni Arabs. In the incendiary speech delivered by his clerics on Friday, al-Sadr called for a massive but peaceful anti-occupation protest April 9, the fourth anniversary of the fall of Baghdad to U.S. forces. “Four years have passed since the occupation of our beloved country, the Iraq of Islam, by the great Satan, America, and its followers, who want to erase Islam from the world in order to maintain peace for themselves,” al-Sadr’s speech said. The speech called on all Iraqis to “hoist Iraqi flags on the rooftops of homes, buildings and government offices as a sign of the sovereignty of Iraq and its independence, and to reject the presence of the flags of America and America’s allies in our country until they leave.” BAGHDAD, Iraq – Religious leaders commanded by the Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr delivered a searing speech at Friday prayers condemning the U.S. presence in Iraq, while militiamen loyal to al-Sadr engaged in street battles against Iraqi army soldiers in southwestern Baghdad, signaling a possible resurgence of the militia. Al-Sadr has ordered the Mahdi Army, the militia he controls, to lie low during the early days of the new Baghdad security plan so as not to provoke a direct confrontation with the Americans. With the speech Friday, which the religious leaders attributed to al-Sadr, it appeared that he was continuing to walk a tightrope, not openly defying American and Iraqi government attempts to secure the capital, but still sharply criticizing the U.S. presence in Iraq. Iraqi police officials also said Friday that American helicopters had conducted strikes in the early morning against a gathering of Shiite militiamen in an area east of the Baghdad neighborhood of Sadr City, al-Sadr’s stronghold. At least 20 people were killed and injured in the attack, said a police official in the town of Khan Bani Saad, east of Sadr City. But a spokesman for the U.S. military, Lt. Col. Josslyn Aberle, said she had no reports of such an incident. The signs of rising activity among Shiite militias came after three days of horrendous bloodletting that have escalated sectarian tensions between Sunnis and Shiites in Iraq. At least 300 people were killed or discovered dead across the country, most of them victims of suicide bombings or reprisal killings. The surge in violence, much of it occurring outside the capital, came after more than seven weeks of a new effort by U.S. and Iraqi forces to secure Baghdad. “In the end, I renew my demands for the withdrawal of the occupier from our land,” al-Sadr’s speech said. On Friday, the fighting between the Mahdi Army and Iraqi forces erupted in the Amel neighborhood of southwest Baghdad. One resident who called himself Abu Zaineb said militiamen had attacked an Iraqi army base housing Kurdish soldiers brought in from the north as part of the Baghdad security plan. The militiamen used mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and Kalashnikovs, he said. Mahdi militia officials said that militiamen drove into the neighborhood to avenge the killing of a militia leader named Abu Hassan at the hands of Sunni insurgents. The militiamen ran into a checkpoint operated by Kurdish soldiers and a battle broke out, the officials said. American soldiers then arrived on the scene. A civilian was killed and another injured in the fighting, an Interior Ministry official said. Also on Friday, a senior policeman in Mosul, Brig. Gen. Abid al-Kareem al-Jubouri, said Iraqi forces had rearrested 18 Shiite policemen suspected of taking part in a massacre Tuesday of Sunni Arabs in the northern town of Tal Afar.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Only John Terry can provoke this sort of reaction

first_img1 Only John Terry can provoke such a reaction.With Chelsea losing 3-2, the captain scored an equaliser in the eighth minute of stoppage time when seven was awarded by the fourth official. In addition the back heel looked offside, not that Terry cared.He celebrated wildly with supporters at Stamford Bridge, but other fans were not quite so happy, as you can see below.READ: PREMIER LEAGUE ROUND UP: CHELSEA STAGE SPECTACULAR COMEBACK WHILE MAN CITY GO TOP John Terry (no.26) celebrates pulling Chelsea level against Everton last_img

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U16 GIRLS SUCCESS FOR TIR CHONAILL AT DONEGAL CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_imgTir Chonaill AC NotesMasters teams success at Donegal CC Championships Magheragallon, in Gweedore was an excellent venue on Sunday last for the opening Cross Country event of the season Tir Chonaill women masters were delighted with their 3rd place team finish -Scorers were Marie Rooney 10th, Margaret Sweeney 12th , Edwina Sweeney 21st , Jackie Harvey 24th, Brona McGonagle,29th and Rosemary Dewhurst 31st.Following on from an excellent ‘coast to coast’ 10k victory the previous week, Paul Ward led the Mens team a fighting 3rd place finish, Ivan Tonner, Letterkenny, getting the verdict for the place in the last few strides behind winner Pauric McKinney, Innishowen AC.The support team of Richard McCarthy 29th, Ollie Thomas 33rd, Donal Haughey 36th, John Cannon 38th and Hugh McNulty 45th guaranteed a 4th place team finishTeam results Women1 Finn Valley A.C. 1 3 4 23 31 2 Letterkenny A.C. 6 9 11 14 43 Tir Chonaill A.C. 10 12 21 24 67 4 Inishowen A.C. 13 16 17 22 68 5 Rosses A.C. 7 26 28 30 91 Team result Men 1 Inishowen A.C. 1 7 13 16 37 2 Finn Valley A.C. 5 15 19 20 59 3 Letterkenny A.C. 12 22 23 30 87 4 Tír Chonaill A.C. 3 29 33 36 101 5 Rosses A.C. 9 21 34 47 111U16 Girls successCongrats to the clubs U16 Girls Cross country team on a fine team performance at the Donegal c/ships last Sunday in Gweedore where they finished 1st Donegal team and 2nd overall to a very good Omagh Harriers squad.Emily Mc Gill led the group home with an outstanding 3rd place finish and was supported by Niamh Boyle 7th, Abby Boyle, 16th and Kerry O’Loughlan 18thPhilomena GallagherCongrats to Philomena Gallagher who had a fine run on Sunday where she won her catagory in the Grange 10K. Next weekThe 2nd round of the Donegal CC c/ships takes place at Castlefinn with uneven age group and Novice down for decision.Good luck to all club athletes competing.A large number of club athletes are putting the final training touches together for the Dublin Marathon -we wish this group well during the next two weeks and in the big challenge in Dublin Coaching CoursesA number of club coaches -some new and some established will up skill by attending Leader, and Level 1 courses during the next few weeks –details from David Doherty 086 8011540 or Eamon Harvey 0872797548Club meeting – members are invited to the monthly club meeting on Monday night next -in the Abbey Hoel Donegal Town -time 8pmAttached photographsGirls Under 16 CC team l/r Niamh Boyle, Kerry OLoughlan, Emily McGill and Abby BoyleMasters Men CC team Back l/r John Cannon, Richard McCarthy, Paul Ward and Ollie Thomas; Front l/r Hugh McNulty and Donal HaugheyMasters Womens CC team Back l/r Rosemary Dewhirst, Margaret Sweeney and Marie Rooney Front l/r Brona McGonagle, Jackie Harvey and Edwina Sweeney.U16 GIRLS SUCCESS FOR TIR CHONAILL AT DONEGAL CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: October 8th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:athleticsNoticesSportTIR CHONAILL AClast_img read more

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PICTURE SPECIAL: GOLDEN BOY OISIN RETURNS HOME WITH ALL-IRELAND GOLD!

first_imgThe homecoming for a heroKILMACRENNAN BOY Oisin Kelly is the toast of Donegal – after taking gold in the All-Ireland U11 Cross Country Championships at the weekend.And the people of the area came out in force last night to welcome home the Cranford AC runner to put on a reception for Donegal’s latest All-Ireland hero.This young lad has excelled both in track and field athletics both for school and club since he started. He has had a huge number of successes culminating in yesterday’s wonderful achievement.There was a great turn out for his homecoming last night in Kilmacrennan when he got back with his parents Marie and Tom Kelly from Kilmacrennan, his family, friends, teachers and the entire community of Kilmacrennan wished him well.And a massive congratulations to his team members & all other members from Kilmacrennan and surrounding towns for winning medals for their club Cranford AC. PICTURE SPECIAL: GOLDEN BOY OISIN RETURNS HOME WITH ALL-IRELAND GOLD! was last modified: December 8th, 2014 by John2Share 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:All Ireland championCranford ACCross CountrykilmacrennanOISIN KELLYlast_img read more

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GAA news: Naomh Muire AGM this Sunday

first_imgNaomh Muire Íochtar na Rosann AGM will take place in the clubhouse in The Banks on Sunday 27th November-starting 7.30pm sharp. Club members are asked to attend and have an input into running our club in the 2017.Donegal U14 Boys Academy played a trial match today in Ardara on Saturday 19th nov. South West v North West.Naomh Muire boys playing for South West were, Leon Duffy,Conor Hanlon,Owen Martin,Aidan Gillespie,Michael Greene-Well done the young lads keep up the good work.Naomh Muire Lotto results 16/11/2016.Jackpot €3500.No Jackpot Winner.5Match3.Agnes McHugh, Ard Cróine.Jimmy Sharkey,Coilcheim.Veronica Donovan,Ath Cliath/Bún na mBeann.Darragh Duffy,Anagaire.Seamus Gallagher,Dún Lúiche.Next Week’s Jackpot €3560!And if Your not In, You Cant Win!-Next 100club draw will take place on Wed. 30th November. Cuireann muid fáilte roimh fhógra an Aire Joe McHugh TD go bhfuil €88,934.30 ceadaithe do CLG Naomh Muire le huasghrádú a dhéanamh ar na háiseanna ar na Méillte i Mullach Dearg.Is scéal iontach seo dúinne agus muid ag obair i dtreo Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta i 2021.Ár mbuíochas arís do Roinn na Gaeltachta agus don Aire Joe Mc Hugh.Ar aghaidh linn!CLG Naomh Muire welcome the announcement of a Grant of €88,934.30 for the continued upgrading of facilities at the Banks, Mullaghderg.As the Club continues its Plans for the years ahead, including the hosting of the National Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta 2021, the funding will allow for disability access and viewing areas, social inclusion focus and various improvements all aimed at making the Club one that is at the Centre of the Community its serves and is so well supported by.Our Thanks therefore to Roinn na Gaeltachta and to Minister of State Joe Mc Hugh who have believed in, and supported, the plans from the beginning.Go Raibh Maith AgaibhGAA news: Naomh Muire AGM this Sunday was last modified: November 21st, 2016 by John2Share 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)last_img read more

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FIVE DONEGAL SEAFOOD COMPANIES AMONG THOSE CREATING 140 NEW JOBS

first_imgFIVE Co Donegal seafood processing companies are among 21 nationwide hoping to create 140 new jobs.They are being given Government grants in a bid to expand the industry.Marine Minister Simon Coveney is to announce a €15.5 million investment in seafood processing later today. Mr Coveney will outline details of investments by 21 companies, supported by grants of €3.2 million under an EU co-funded seafood processing business scheme.The local companies involved in the investment are: Atlan Fish, Carndonagh; Seán Ward Fish Exports Ltd., Killybegs; Earagail Eisc Teo Meenaneary, Carrick; Charlie Vial (Fish Merchant) Ltd, Dunkineely; and Premier Fish Ltd, Kinncasslagh.Fine Gael TD for Donegal North East, Joe McHugh, has welcomed the investment which he said will help to realise the sector’s potential while creating much needed jobs.The investment is part of a broader national investment of €15.5 million, which is supported by grants of €3.2 million under the EU co-funded Seafood Processing Business Investment Scheme. The Scheme is implemented as part of the Irish Seafood Development Programme 2007-2013. “The scale of the investment being made by 21 seafood processing companies across Ireland is significant as it will see 142 new jobs being created nationally within the industry with increased sales of €44 million expected by 2015. It comes on the back of investments of a total of nearly €10 million in 2010 and 2011 and is a clear recognition of the role and contribution the seafood processing industry has to play in our economic recovery.“In Donegal, a total investment of more than €8.8 million is being made by local firms including: Atlanfish Ltd in Carndonagh, Sean Ward Fish Exports Ltd., Killybegs; Earagail Eisc Teo, Meenaneary; Charlie Vial Ltd, Dunkineely; Premier Fish Ltd., Kinncaslagh; and Proseail An Clochan Liath Teo, Dungloe. This investment is underpinned by €3,276,365 of support grants that will allow firms to develop and expand their business to meet the demands of this ever growing sector.“The Irish seafood industry has grown from strength to strength in recent years and this investment will ensure that that trend continues into the future. The Action Plan for Jobs identified certain sectors within the Irish economy with the potential for real growth with the agri-food sector, including the seafood industry, among them.“Similarly, the Food Harvest 2020 strategy sets out clear targets which aim to grow the seafood revenue sector by €300 million while increasing jobs by 3,000.“Confidence in the seafood industry in Donegal is high. This investment will help to create jobs in Donegal by allowing these six of companies to diversify and expand and ultimately increase profitability.” FIVE DONEGAL SEAFOOD COMPANIES AMONG THOSE CREATING 140 NEW JOBS was last modified: May 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:FOUR DONEGAL SEAFOOD COMPANIES AMONG THOSE CREATING 140 NEW JOBSlast_img read more

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Men’s Golf Finishes Play at Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational

first_img Colorado Springs, Colo. – The Drake University men’s golf team finished the third and final round of the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational in 15th-place on Sunday, September 8.The Bulldogs posted a final round 310 to finish with a 54-hole total of 905. Host team Air Force fell out of the top spot after shooting 298, and Colorado rose to the top with a five-stroke lead over Northern Colorado. There was a three-way tied for the top individual finisher between Jake Vincent of Southern Utah, and Northern Colorado teammates Jack Castiglia and Coby Welch with a final total of 209. Vincent won in a playoff to take home the individual championship.Freshman Nick Pittman once again finished with the low round for the Bulldogs, shooting a 76 that put him in a tie for 31st at 218 (72-70-76). Tim Lim shot a third-round 77 to finish tied for 65th at 227 (76-74-77) and Lucas Scherf fired a 78 to finish tied for 75th with 228 (74-76-78), just one stroke behind Lim. Silvester Tan and Shayne Patel finished tied for 89th and 94th, respectively, at 235 (74-79-82) and 238 (79-80-79).The Bulldogs will be back in action Sept. 23-24 for the SIU Edwardsville Derek Dolenc Invitational. Story Links Final Stats center_img Team Standings1. Colorado, 288-278-288 – 854 (-10)2. Northern Colorado, 284-285-290 – 859 (-5)3. UC Davis, 292-283-286 – 861 (-3)4. Air Force, 279-285-298 – 862 (-2)5. Wyoming, 282-289-292 – 863 (-1)6. Texas State, 296-282-288 – 866 (+2)7. UTEP, 294-286-287 – 867 (+3)8. Boise State, 293-285-292 – 870 (+6)9. Weber State, 290-296-287 – 873 (+9)10. Utah State, 292-286-297 – 875 (+11)11. CSUN, 291-292-295 – 878 (+14)12. Valparaiso, 296-299-291 – 886 (+22)13. Southern Utah, 292-293-306 – 891 (+27)14. New Mexico State, 300-294-299 – 893 (+29)15. Drake, 296-299-310 – 905 (+41)16. California Baptist, 303-306-300 – 909 (+45)17. SIU Edwardsville, 304-303-305 – 912 (+48)18. Utah Valley, 301-307-309 – 917 (+53)15. Drake, 296-299-310 – 905 (+41)T31. Nick Pittman, 72-70-76 – 218T65. Tim Lim, 76-74-77 – 227T75. Lucas Scherf, 74-76-78 – 228T89. Silvester Tan, 74-79-82 – 235T94. Shayne Patel, 79-80-79 – 238Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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