Accused phone thief remanded

first_imgNavin Ally was on Friday refused bail by Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly when he appeared in her court to answer two counts of robbery.Ally reportedly robbed Anand Persaud of a cellphone and $7,000 while he was in the vicinity of Longden Street, Stabroek on August 27, 2018.On the same day at Croal Street, Georgetown, Ally allegedly robbed Amad Amid of two cellphones valued $95,000, and during this robbery, he used personal violence.Ally has denied both allegations made out against him. However, Police prosecutor Sanj Singh objected to Ally being placed on bail on ground that he was positively identified as the perpetrator in both cases during a Police identification parade.Prosecutor Singh also told the court that Ally will have additional charges of a similar nature brought against him.Ally was refused bail and remanded to prison. The case will continue on September 28.last_img read more

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Flooding halts Christmas Celebrations in Region 2

first_img– 3 pumps need maintenanceBy: Indrawattie NatramThe Christmas celebrations for resident s of Region Two had to be halted due to flood water flowing into their homes. Christmas morning found many residents draining and bailing water out from their lower flats due to excessive rainfall and poor drainage and irrigation within the Region.Despite numerous complaints made by residents of Lima, Hampton Court, Devonshire Castle and Windor Castle to the Region Two Administration, many houses and rice fields remain inundated with water.Residents have since become frustrated as their concerns are treated as irrelevant by authorities in charge and they are loosing thousands daily.Residents of Lima during interviews told this publication that they are very concerned that the Lima outfalls remain uncleaned and up to press time operators for the excavators were not on duty. Instead there were two excavators on a pontoon stationed at Capoey. This newspaper understands that the same pontoon and excavators were to have started desilting the Lima outfalls on December 24.Meanwhile Region Two Chairman Devanand Ramdatt who was seen on site said that he continues to monitor the drainage system and make necessary recommendations to the REO and engineers.Ramdatt said he has visited several areas where pumps and sluices were inspected. He added that he has observed that several outfalls were clogged.“Recommendations were made to authorities (including the REO) through numerous emails which to have the Pantoon and excavators removed from capoey, moved to Lima then traveled to Hampton Court, then Windsor Castle clearing outfalls hence assist in the the draining of water from resident’s land” Ramdatt said.Ramdatt said it is very unfortunate that such delays have prevented one day work hence more residents are under water. He however promised that the findings from his visits will be communicated to the Chairman & CEO of NDIA since the pontoon and two excavators are contracted by NDIA to clear outfalls.Currently the sluice at Plantation Andrews is inoperable due to a defective door occurred some two weeks. This is said to be creating additional pressure on the Westbury sluice. Many residents in that area said they reported the Regional Executive Officer (REO) Rupert Hopkinson about it and he promised to follow up.Visits to the pump stations revealed that fuel continues to be supplied late which is preventing long hours of pumping.When asked about the status of the pumps, the Chairman said three of the six pumps needed repairing.He said at Cozier close to the Pomeroon areas, two pumps are presently working, while at Charity the pump is not functioning. At Devonshire Castle one out of two pumps are working. In Villages such as Hampton Court, Lima, Anna Regina, Three Friends and Capoey one pump is working. The pump at Taymonth Manor is also reportedly not working. Region Two Chairman Devanand Ramdatt conducting some inspectionslast_img read more

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Enerplex campus idea presented to Education Minister

first_imgIn other UBCM Convention news, Lantz says there were a number of resolutions passed on Wednesday.[asset|aid=1934|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=2d647de85f25cd74a795903c4fd879ed-Lantz UBCM 1_1_Pub.mp3]He says Fort St. John’s submitted resolutions will likely be discussed on Thursday.Resolutions that are passed will be turned into recommendations, and lobbied at a Provincial level.Advertisement Fort St. John Mayor Bruce Lantz says Education Minister Margaret MacDiarmid was excited about the idea of using the Enerplex as a school campus.Lantz is attending the UBCM Annual Convention in Vancouver this week. He and representatives from the School District 60 talked to MacDiarmid on Wednesday, about the possibility of using some space in the new facility for local students.[asset|aid=1933|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=2d647de85f25cd74a795903c4fd879ed-Lantz Enerplex 1_3_Pub.mp3]- Advertisement -The School District is looking at relocating 250 secondary students to the Enerplex. The district is looking for instructional office space as well as space for classrooms.In May, the school board sent a capital plan to the Ministry of Education.Now, Lantz says the School District will continue to be in talks with the Ministry.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Messi must deliver and France must fire in World Cup last 16

first_imgAll the flaws of an ageing and unbalanced Argentina team were ruthlessly exposed in the thrashing by Croatia in the group stage.But, roared on by a pumped-up Diego Maradona, Messi finally opened his account in this tournament before Marcos Rojo volleyed in a stunning winner against Nigeria as the losing 2014 finalists punched their ticket to the knockout stage.Didier Deschamps’ France, meanwhile, among the pre-tournament favourites, have looked sluggish despite easing through the group stage unbeaten.Statistics comparing Antoine Griezmann of France and Lionel Messi of Argentina in the first round of the Russia 2018 World Cup © AFPFirst-choice striker Antoine Griezmann has been unable to recapture his best form and the creativity has failed to flow from midfield.Deschamps is adamant that France will get it all right on the night when the business end of the tournament kicks off on Saturday.“A whole new competition begins now, direct elimination,” Deschamps said. “We got what we wanted. Now the mountain looms up in front of us, but we’re there and we’re aiming to get through to the next round after that.”Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi underlined his importance to Argentina with a sublimely-taken opening goal against Nigeria on Tuesday.But it only partly made amends for the Barcelona icon’s penalty miss against Iceland in a lacklustre 1-1 draw that dampened Argentine hopes from their opening match.Messi was then virtually missing in action when Jorge Sampaoli’s men suffered the chastening defeat to Croatia.The tension of the win over Nigeria had 1986 World Cup winner Maradona grimacing towards the sky, a crazed look in his eyes.Maradona later played down concerns over his health after he was checked over by paramedics inside his VIP box.– ‘Messi in a mess’ –But Argentina, and Messi’s health is under scrutiny too, according to former France captain Marcel Desailly.A World Cup winner with France in 1998, Desailly told Britain’s Guardian newspaper: “We know Messi is great but we’re confused and sad for him.“He is such a pure Barcelona product but with Argentina right now, Messi’s in a mess.”“And let’s face it, France have yet to show anything to make us feel optimistic, to give us hope,” said Desailly.With just three goals from three games, an attacking line featuring Griezmann, 145-million-euro teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud has hardly set the tournament on fire.Griezmann, particularly, is facing increasing scrutiny two years after his six-goal, seven-assist tally steered France to the final of Euro 2016, where France lost to Portugal.His campaign so far has been more remarkable for the controversy caused by his decision to announce his commitment to Atletico Madrid, rejecting Barcelona in the process, in a 40-minute video which aired on the eve of France’s opener.“He’s fine, he’s fine. You mustn’t ever doubt one of the best players in the world,” said his Atletico teammate Lucas Hernandez.Les Bleus should have the measure of Messi, according to Marius Tresor, the former France defender who helped Les Bleus to a fourth-place finish at the 1982 World Cup.“Against Messi, they (France) will have to play intelligently,” Tresor told AFP.“If Messi comes through the middle we have a guy called N’Golo Kante who doesn’t let people past him easily.“On his (Messi’s) right side there’s Hernandez, who knows him well from the Spanish league.Messi “likes to move around, so we have to try and control him.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Argentina will count on Lionel Messi while France need Antoine Griezmann to find form © AFP / Jeff PACHOUD, Gabriel BOUYSKAZAN, Russian Federation, Jun 29 – Argentina and Lionel Messi need to find form fast if they are to go any further in the World Cup on Saturday when they meet a France team who have yet to live up to their billing.The first last-16 match in Russia promises to be a fascinating clash of two under-achieving sides who are supposedly on different trajectories.last_img read more

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Up The League – Saturday, August 22

first_imgJoin Geoff Peters for all the latest Football League news as he looks ahead to another action-packed weekend.Coventry captain Sam Ricketts tells us about their good start to the season, Crawley boss Mark Yates on the ambitions for the League 2 club and ex-Middlesbrough midfielder Neil Maddison talks up thier promotion hopes.last_img

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Exclusive – Real Madrid may have De Gea agreement, ex-president tells talkSPORT

first_imgReal Madrid may have an agreement in place for the transfer of Manchester United star David De Gea, former president Ramon Calderon has claimed.A deal for the player fell through on deadline day last summer with the Spanish goalkeeper then signing a new four-year contract at Old Trafford.But, in an interview with talkSPORT, Calderon, who worked for the club between 2006 and 2009, revealed he believed there could still be a deal in place for De Gea’s transfer this summer.“It was really weird what happened last [summer],” he told the Weekend Sports Breakfast.“[But] Keylor Navas is playing [well], like you saw last night [against Barcelona]. He’s doing that in many matches.“It would be really strange if David De Gea came but no doubt he is one of the best and also he’s a Spaniard, which helps.“Apparently there is some agreement. They had a deal from last [summer] for him to come but I can’t tell you [for sure] as I don’t have personal knowledge of that.”last_img read more

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LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL STAFF CELEBRATE AWARD

first_imgMaurice Power, CEO, Saolta University Health Care Group; Siobhan Kelly, Clinical Nurse Manager 2; Dr Paul O Connor, Consultant Anaesthetist; Theresa Mellett, Clinical Nurse Manager 2; Carolanne Boyle, Clinical Nurse Manager 2; Jean Kelly, Group Director of Nursing and Maeve McGinley, Physiotherapist.Staff at Letterkenny University Hospital received an award at the recent Saolta University Health Care Group Staff Recognition Awards.The Enhanced Recovery Unit at the hospital won the award in the Innovation in a Clinical Area category.Presenting the award to the team from Letterkenny, Maurice Power, CEO of the Saolta Group said: “This project owes its success to the multi-disciplinary team working to re-design the Joint Replacement Program –it is an excellent example of process re-engineering, delivering quality outcomes for patients and improving efficiencies in the hospital.” A number of other Letterkenny projects were shortlisted as finalists on the night including; the Breast Cancer Multi-Disciplinary Course from Letterkenny University Hospital, which was shortlisted in the Education and Training category, the Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital which was shortlisted in the Best Team category, Leading the Way in Urinary Catheter Care Initiative, which was shortlisted in the Quality Improvement category and the Cancer Research and Website – Stop Cancer, which was shortlisted in the Research category.This is the second year of the Saolta University Health Care Group Staff Recognition Awards which aims to recognise and reward excellent staff performance, promote a sense of pride and reinforce the Saolta University Health Care Group as an excellent place to work.The awards celebrate achievements in the areas of patient care, education and research. Applicants from across the Group’s hospitals were invited to participate in eight categories. A total of almost 140 entries were received and these were shortlisted to finalists in each category by an independent judging panel. The winners were announced on the evening by event host Norah Casey at an event attended by the finalists. The Saolta Staff Recognition Awards Scheme is self-funding from sponsorship received.  LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL STAFF CELEBRATE AWARD was last modified: November 17th, 2015 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:awardsletterkenny hospitallast_img read more

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No claimants on stolen chips from LYIT!

first_imgA quantity of computer chips stolen from Letterkenny Institute of Technology have been forfeited to the State.A man was found in possession of the chips but could not tell Gardai where he got them chips from. Staff at LYIT could not determine if they were the same chips stolen in the robbery from the college campus.The teams were part of a police property act case at today’s sitting of Letterkenny District Court.Judge Paul Kelly said that because the chips could not be properly identified he was giving an order for them to be forfeited to the State.No claimants on stolen chips from LYIT! was last modified: July 15th, 2019 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:computer chipsLYITstolenlast_img read more

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GAA NOTES: LETTERKENNY GAELS

first_imgOur Senior team will play Convoy in the League on Saturday evening. The reserves travel to Dooey on Sunday for the return leg of the Junior B championship preliminary round.The U16s were defeated by Red Hughs in the championship on Monday evening last. A goal from a free kick, the last kick of the game gave Red Hughs victory in a game where the Gaels were leading by six points at half time. Best for Gaels were Conor Browne, James Carr and Conor Sweeney. Final Score was Gaels 1.9 Red Hughs 2.7. They now go forward to play Downings in the Shield semi-final on Monday the 4th July at Páirc na nGael.The U14s are at home to Termon on Wednesday evening The U12s went down to a narrow defeat to St. Michaels at Pairc na Gaeil last Friday. They played St Eunans in the final U12 go-game in Pairc na nGael on Monday evening and performed well against a strong Eunans outfit.Gaels hosted an U10 hurling blitz on Sunday morning with teams from Setanta, Aodh Rua, Four Masters, Dungloe, Gweedore and St. Eunan’s taking part. Our two teams performed well and showed great determination and enthusiasm in their matches. Thanks to Conor and Deirdre, Young Whistlers, who refereed and to coaches and parents who helped on the day and provided refreshments for everyone.Check our website letterkennygaels.donegal.gaa.ie for all details on training times for all ages and all the latest news.Lotto results for week-ending 26th June. No’s drawn were 11,22,23,24. Match 3 winner was Seamus O’Dwyer Belfast. Next weekends Jackpot will be €5,950. GAA NOTES: LETTERKENNY GAELS was last modified: June 28th, 2011 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:Letterkenny Gaelslast_img read more

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BABY DIED A VERY RARE SUDDEN DEATH

first_imgA two-month-old baby who was in residential care in Donegal died a very rare sudden death.Coroner John CanonThe baby boy was in care with his mother at Bentley House in Convoy when he died in March 2011. Letterkenny Coroner’s Court heard that he died due to inhalation of gastric contents.Pathologist Dr. Catriona Dillon told the inquest the cause of death was not very common and it was the first case that she had come across.A post mortem carried out by state pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy found that there was no evidence of neglect, injury, asphyxiation or smothering. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome was also ruled out by Dr Cassidy. The inquest heard the baby had been healthy other than suffering from jaundice.The baby and his mother were brought to the centre from outside the county a week after he was born.Clutching a blue soft toy as she gave evidence, the boy’s mother said they had both settled very well at Bentley House although her son had suffered jaundice which had required six visits to Letterkenny General Hospital.The day before he died the baby had been unwell but the following day he was back to himself and was in great form, she said.They went on a shopping trip to Letterkenny with another resident of the centre and returned at lunchtime. She said her son was happy and smiling but by 6pm he was agitated because of teething, for which she gave him Calgel. The baby was asleep in a car seat when she went to have a shower. She went to wake him after 8.00pm because he was overdue a feed but he would not wake and she found him cold. She ran to her friends in a neighbouring apartment and raised the alarm. Staff carried out CPR on the baby for around 15 minutes before paramedics arrived. CPR continued on the way to Letterkenny General Hospital but the baby was pronounced dead after arrival.The baby’s mother said her son had been laughing and playing in the hours before her death and “had been doing brilliant”.The mother and her son had six weeks left in the residential centre and she had been due to have a meeting the next day about where they were going to live after they left. “Never did I think that I would be planning my son’s funeral,” she said.BABY DIED A VERY RARE SUDDEN DEATH was last modified: September 11th, 2013 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:babyCoroner John Canoninquestlast_img read more

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