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  • Lindener remanded for inflicting grievous bodily harm

    first_imgTwenty-seven-year-old Mathew Nedd, also known as “Leroy Nedd”, was remanded to prison for the charge of inflicting grievous bodily harm on Dillon Batson. Nedd appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse at the Linden Magistrate’s Court.The court heard that Nedd and two other persons – Oneil Estwick and Lenox Estwick – on January 12, 2018, at Amelia’s Ward, Linden, inflicted grievous bodily harm on Batson. The accused failed to show up in court on two separate occasions and a warrant was issued for his arrest.The prosecution objected to bail on the grounds that the accused has managed to evade lawmen since the offence was committed and if granted bail it is likely he will not return to court. Need was remanded to prison and is slated to return to court on April 13.last_img

  • Ferguson promises Essequibians no more blackouts at flag-raising ceremony

    first_imgThe Golden Arrowhead was hoisted once again at the stroke of midnight at Damon Park, Anna Regina, Essequibo Coast to usher in Guyana’s 52nd Independence anniversary celebrations.A cultural presentation by a group of young peopleNeatly-dressed military men and women showed their allegiance to Guyana as they marched through the heavy showers to hoist the Golden Arrowhead.In her remarks, Minister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry, Annette Ferguson reflected on the many struggles fought by the late LFS Burnham and Cheddi B Jagan for a free and independent Guyana.She called on the residents to live in harmony and embrace each other for a united Guyana.At the event, she announced that 10,000 LED Lamps would be imported from Japan to replace the existing street lights in Guyana, primarily on the Essequibo Coast.She also promised that Government would work to ensure that there would be an end to power outages in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) with the installation of a $6.5 million generator.This is expected to be installed before the end of 2018 at the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) branch at Anna Regina.Hundreds of residents braved the weather to witness the hoisting of the national flag. They were also treated to a packed cultural programme.last_img read more

  • Chelsea paying for Champions League gain – Hazard

    first_img0Shares0000Eden Hazard says Chelsea’s problems are part of what makes the Premier League so attractive © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 8 – Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard believes the English champions’ defence of their title was always going to be compromised by a return to Champions League football this season.Despite the Belgian’s 13th goal of the season, Chelsea crumbled to a 4-1 defeat at Watford on Monday night to remain fourth in the Premier League, 19 points adrift of runaway leaders Manchester City. “I think the Premier League is difficult. It is hard to win every year,” Hazard told ESPN FC.“Last year we didn’t have the Champions League. This year we have less time to be ready for the games. Every week there are three games.”Despite speculation intensifying over his future, Chelsea manager Antonio Conte dismissed suggestions of tiredness for his side’s struggles as an excuse.“The winner finds a solution, the loser finds excuses. In my life I like to be a winner and I am a winner,” said the Italian.However, with his job on the line, Chelsea face a season defining few weeks after West Brom’s visit to Stamford Bridge on Monday.A home tie against Hull City in the FA Cup fifth round is followed by the visit of Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie on February 20, before trips to both Manchester United and City in the league and then the return Champions League leg at the Camp Nou on March 14.Conte has repeatedly voiced his displeasure at the club’s recruitment strategy following the departure of key players in Chelsea’s title-winning campaign such as Diego Costa and Nemanja Vidic.Tiemoue Bakayoko’s Chelsea career has failed to sparkle despite a big-money move from Monaco © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKTiemoue Bakayoko’s poor first season in England following a big money move from Monaco continued as he was sent-off after just half an hour at Watford, whilst club record signing Alvaro Morata has struggled to fill Costa’s shoes due to a mixture of inconsistent form and injury.However, with no side having retained the Premier League since 2009, Hazard believes it is the unpredictability of England’s top flight that makes it so attractive to players and fans around the world.“We changed a couple of things, we lost players, we brought some new ones and every year is different,” he added.“That’s why we love football, if there is only one team that wins it would be boring.“That’s why football is special. You never know what’s going to happen, especially in England.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

  • Local prosecutors to help net gang members in the U.S. illegally

    first_img“We’re thrilled,” he said, adding that federal prosecutors have limited resources. “There’s a huge problem with illegal immigration.” Mrozek estimated there are more than 1 million illegal immigrants in the Central District overseen by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, which covers the counties of Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. Mrozek said the two deputy D.A.s will join representatives from other agencies in their office. “We call them special assistant U.S. attorneys. They’re funded by those agencies,” Mrozek said. While the two local prosecutors will be sworn in as assistant federal prosecutors, they will remain county deputy D.A.s under the Hard Core Gang Unit, said Deputy D.A. Gary Hearnsberger, who heads the unit. “It’s an additional weapon for us,” he said. “There’s a lot of multinational gangs. You have a lot of criminals going across the border. I’m not saying anyone crossing the border is a criminal.” But there are a lot of criminals. They join gangs and go back and forth between the U.S. and Mexico, Hearnsberger said. “They’re gangbanging here.” At Cooley’s recommendation, the two local prosecutors will handle cases in Los Angeles County. Part of the impetus was the case of Jorge Arroyo Garcia, who shot and killed Los Angeles County sheriff’s Deputy David March during an April 29, 2002, traffic stop in Irwindale. Garcia was a convicted felon who had been deported four times before he killed March. His prior convictions included selling drugs and possessing a concealed weapon. He fled to Mexico after the murder and remained on the run until he was arrested in Jalisco on Feb. 23, 2006. There was a delay in returning Garcia to the United States after a 2001 ruling by the Mexican Supreme Court that found life in prison without possibility of parole was cruel and unusual punishment. The decision banned the extradition to the U.S. of suspects facing such a sentence. But the court reversed itself in November 2005. Garcia was sent back and pleaded guilty to the deputy’s murder on March 2, 2007. Hearnsberger said Lunsford and Rai are both very capable lawyers who come with excellent reputations and have strong academic credentials. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Two local prosecutors will be helping their federal counterparts target gang members who were convicted and deported, then returned illegally to this country. Starting this month, L.A. County Deputy District Attorneys Brock Lunsford and Grace Rai will be working at the U.S. Attorney’s Office downtown. “What Grace and I are looking at are gang members who entered the country illegally,” Lunsford said. Thom Mrozek, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, said District Attorney Steve Cooley approached federal officials about six months ago and volunteered to help prosecute these cases. last_img read more

  • Man United fan boxer Anthony Crolla slams Paul Pogba’s ‘d**khead behaviour’

    first_img Crolla has always very publicly stated his love for Manchester United When we won the Europa and rather than finishing celebrating with the team first he went off dancing to either his mates or family all in Pogba tops so he could record it to go on some kind of social media……..— anthony crolla (@ant_crolla) September 6, 2018 Now he gives an interview how he’s under contract for Manchester United but who knows what will happen in a few month. We’re all dick heads at time but for me that’s too much dick head behaviour so if he wants to go let him go!! Disrespecting the club!— anthony crolla (@ant_crolla) September 6, 2018 POGBA- When he was in Birdcage 36 hours before we lost to Watford a few seasons back. When he died his hair sky blue the day we played City where they could have won it on derby day….— anthony crolla (@ant_crolla) September 6, 2018 Pogba is reluctant to commit his future to Man United 2 2 Former lightweight world champion, and huge Manchester United fan, Anthony Crolla has ripped into Paul Pogba on social media.The 135lbs fighter posted a Twitter rant on Thursday following comments from the Frenchman as he refused to commit his future to the Old Trafford club. “When his parcel of an agent comes out slating a Manchester United legend [Paul Scholes] and Pogba just stays quiet after Jose giving him the captains armband.“Now he gives an interview [about] how he’s under contract for Manchester United, but who knows what will happen in a few months.“We’re all dickheads at times, but for me that’s too much dickhead behaviour.“If he wants to go let him go!! Disrespecting the club!” When his parcel of an agent comes out slating a Manchester United legend and Pogba just stays quiet after Jose giving him the captains armband.— anthony crolla (@ant_crolla) September 6, 2018 Crolla declared: “When he was in Birdcage [nightclub] 36 hours before we lost to Watford a few seasons back.“When he died his hair sky blue the day we played City where they could have won it [the Premier League] on derby day.“When we won the Europa and rather than finishing celebrating with the team first he went off dancing to either his mates or family all in Pogba tops so he could record it to go on some kind of social media.last_img read more


    first_imgGARDA detectives have confirmed that they have launched a new investigation into the disappearance of a 64-year-old man in Dungloe eight years ago.This Saturday marks EIGHT years since James Curran simply vanished.James left his home at Cois Locha in Dungloe on July 16, 2003 and despite a massive garda operation, he his whereabouts remain a mystery. A native of Min Charraic, James lived alone at his lakeside home. He was last seen collecting his pension in Dungloe on Wednesday July 16th.Gardaí are keen to speak to a man who rang Mr Curran’s sister Madge Coyle, stating that they had given him a lift in his car following his disappearance.Inspector Sylvie Henry at Glenties Garda Station said today: “I am particularly interested in talking to a man who rang Madge and stated that he had given a man fitting Mr Curran’s description a lift around the time of the disappearance.“We are unsure what kind of vehicle this man was driving. I want that man to come forward. We are also interested in speaking to anyone else who may have given Mr Curran a lift in the Dungloe, Gaoth Dobhair, Gortahork or Falcarragh region.” The single man didn’t drive, had difficulty walking and relied on buses and lifts to get around the area, often getting lifts to his sister’s home in Bloody Foreland.Gardaí are also keen to speak to any bus drivers who may have seen Mr Curran getting on a bus during this period which was before the 2003 Mary from Dungloe Festival.RUMOURSGardaí said that they are keen to ascertain hard facts in relation to this case and urged the public to disregard any previous rumour and speculation that surrounded this case.Gardaí urged anyone who has any information to contact them at the incident room in Glenties Garda Station at 074 95 51080 or the confidential garda line 1800 666 111. All this information will be treated in the strictest of confidence.Gardaí are particularly interested in hearing from readers abroad who may have information on the case.Said sister Madge: “Someone out there has to know what happened to him. He can’t have just vanished. Someone has to have seen him or spoken to him.“He would never have spoken much in the last ten years but if you spoke to him he would talk to you. You couldn’t describe him as thin and he was a little taller than me which would have left him around 5’3.” His grand-niece Brid Mhic Phaidin said: “He just didn’t vanish into thin air. Someone must know. You cannot help but find his disappearance suspicious. If he fell into a ditch we would find him. If anyone out there has anyone information about what happened to him we would like them to call us.“We would also like anyone who rang or spoke to us initially to call us back. If we had to search in the morning we do it all again. We don’t believe he is alive, he is gone too long for that, we are his family and we knew him and we know that he wouldn’t just disappear.”GARDAI CONFIRM NEW INQUIRY INTO DONEGAL MAN MISSING SINCE 2003 was last modified: July 14th, 2011 by gregShare 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:Gaoth Dobhairjames curranmissinglast_img read more

  • Tepid sales Friday for all but Wal-Mart

    first_img Same-store sales are sales at stores opened at least a year and are considered the best indicator of a retailer’s health. Wal-Mart and the nation’s other major retailers are to report their final November sales results Thursday. Wal-Mart said in a recorded telephone message Saturday that business at its namesake stores and Sam’s Clubs during the company’s six-hour early-bird special event exceeded company projections. The company reported “good steady traffic” throughout the stores even after the deals ended. The best-selling items were computers, dolls, portable DVD players and video games, the company said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals He added that while Black Friday – so named because the post-Thanksgiving surge of shoppers supposedly pushes stores into profitability for the year – is important to merchants, it’s not always the best indicator of consumer shopping patterns for the remainder of the season. In 2004, the Friday after Thanksgiving was the second-busiest day of the holiday shopping season, according to ShopperTrak; the busiest day was the Saturday before Christmas. In a challenging but improving economy, the nation’s retailers plied shoppers Friday with heavier discounting and earlier openings than a year ago. There were also a number of newcomers to the early bird special scene, including Disney Stores and Wal-Mart’s Sam’s Clubs. At Wal-Mart, the deep discounts and expanded hours appeared to have paid off. The world’s largest retailer said Saturday it expects to post a solid 4.3 percent gain in same-store sales for November, helped by better-than-expected sales Friday. That’s at the midpoint of its growth forecast of 3 percent to 5 percent. The sales results cover the four-week period through Friday. NEW YORK – The official holiday shopping season appears to have gotten off to a lukewarm start, according to results announced Saturday by a national research group that monitors retail sales. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. was one bright spot in the crowd, reporting that its sales exceeded expectations. According to ShopperTrak RCT Corp., which tracks total sales at more than 45,000 retail outlets, the overall sales Friday were relatively unchanged compared to a year ago, despite heavier discounting and expanded hours that drew a surge of shoppers to stores in the early-morning hours. The Chicago-based research group reported total sales Friday at $8 billion, down 0.9 percent from a year ago. “Although the Black Friday number is a bit flat, this may be misleading as we’re comparing this to a very strong 2004 performance,” said Michael P. Niemira, chief economist and director of research for the International Council of Shopping Centers, in a statement. last_img read more

  • Cloning deception may slow research

    first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake A disgraced Hwang Woo-suk resigned from Seoul National University on Friday after the school said the researcher fabricated groundbreaking cloning and stem-cell research that had raised hopes of new cures for hard-to-treat diseases. When Hwang published findings in February 2004 and again in May, it was believed he had developed a new cloning method that enabled him to accomplish something no one else had. Hwang chalked up much of the success to South Korean government support and dedicated researchers working around the clock. He also credited his workers’ dexterity with chopsticks; stem cell researchers visited from around the world and rushed back to their labs to try the new technique. The journal Science said it would retract the May paper and investigate Hwang’s 2004 paper that claimed the first cloned human embryo. “It’s a stain on the honor and integrity of the whole field,” said Robert Lanza, a cloning expert at the biotechnology company Advanced Cell Technology. “It has sent a lot of scientists on a wild goose chase and down false paths.” Stem cells are created in the first days after conception and mature into every cell in the human body. Scientist hope to use stem cells as replacement parts for failing organs and to treat diabetes, Parkinson’s and other diseases. Researchers want to harvest stem cells by cloning the DNA of sick people, so they could turn the cells into tissue that genetically matches a patient. That way, the patient wouldn’t have to take the anti-rejection drugs used in organ transplants today. Also, researchers hope to use cloned stem cells to study how diseases begin and develop. No researcher in the United States is known to be actively trying to a clone a human embryo, though two teams at Harvard University have asked school officials for permission. Doug Melton, who leads one of the Harvard cloning projects, vowed Friday that the work will continue despite the scandal.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN FRANCISCO – Scientists fretted Friday that a spectacular cloning fraud that hid in plain sight has set back legitimate stem cell work around the world. Cloning experts and stem cell scientists said research in the potentially revolutionary field of regenerative medicine will continue unabated. But they said public confidence in their work had been weakened by a sham branded by experts as the most visible case of scientific fraud they could recall. Scientists also struggled to explain how they didn’t earlier catch the charismatic South Korean veterinarian’s claim in a Science paper published in May that he cloned 11 human embryos to produce stem cells. “That’s a difficult one,” said Keith Campbell, the University of Nottingham researcher who helped clone Dolly the sheep in 1997. “Scientists are asked to referee a lot of papers and to a certain extent we have to believe each other as to the validity of the data.”last_img read more


    first_imgThe Cavern: Victim of assault lost two teeth thereA MAN who lost two teeth in a violent attack in a local pub is “absolutely fed up” waiting for his attacker to pay his medical bills, a court has heard.David Gibson, who is 21, has already admitted the attack on his victim at The Cavern Bar in Letterkenny on May 19 last year. Gibson, from 52 The Green Ballymacool in Letterkenny pleaded guilty to assault causing harm at a previous court.Judge Paul Kelly has been adjourning his sentence in the case until compensation to the victim is paid.But Letterkenny District Court heard that Gibson still owes €150, and according to his solicitor Kieran Dillon, has been doing his best to come up with the rest of the money.Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan told the court that the victim wanted the case dealt with and he was impatient at the rate at which Gibson was paying for his medical bills.“He’s absolutely fed up with it going on and on,” said Inspector Sheridan.The victim, she said, had lost two teeth in the attack.Judge Kelly adjourned the case until next month to allow Gibson to settle the balance of the medical bills.VICTIM WHO LOST TWO TEETH IN ATTACK ‘FED UP’ WAITING FOR COMPENSATION, JUDGE TOLD was last modified: May 22nd, 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:assaultballymacoolGibsonteethThe Cavern Barlast_img read more


    first_imgA member of the medical profession who resides in the Rathmullan area who has claimed the local water supply is not for human consumption.RathmullanDr. John Carnie says that a response from the EU Environmental Directorate to his concerns is totally unsatisfactory. He intends pursuing the matter elsewhere.The retired anaesthetist claims that along with many other homes in Rathmullan, he has been in receipt of hazardous water since 2009 and no remedial action has been undertaken in the last five years. The main complaint refers to the presence of THMs (Trihalomethanes) in drinking water in the area. Meanwhile the EU Commission says the elimination of all THMs remains a priority for the EPA.The Tirconaill Tribune referred the concerns raised by Dr. Carnie to Irish Water on November 3rd for a response.They’ve now said: “THMs are a by-product formed during the chlorination process of treated water and should be kept as low as practicable without comprising the effective disinfectant properties of chlorine. The parametric value for THM compliance was lowered from 150 to 100 in 2008.“The construction of a new 150mm watermain laid from the Milford Water Supply Zone to Rathmullan Village took place at the end of 2013 which has in effect allowed 50% of the Rathmullan water supply zone to be supplied from the compliant Milford Water Treatment works. It was not possible to extend this water to the remainder of the Rathmullan due to several engineering issues. “Irish Water’s longer term plan to resolve this issue involves supplying the remaining 50% of the Rathmullan Water Supply Zone from upgrade works linked to the major Letterkenny upgrade package which is expected to be substantially complete by December 2018.”Dr. Carnie has complained to the EU that the public water supply in Rathmullan “is hazardous to health and is in breach of an EU directive”.However Dr. Carnie told the Tribune: “The whole of the Rathmullan district has a water supply that is unsafe to drink or even bathe in, years after the problem was first identified.”He said: “Until Irish water sent out their recent forms I was blissfully unaware of the water quality in my domestic supply.“However in order to return my form I set about looking into the source and quality of the water. “After a wide and difficult Internet search I found out that the water supply of Rathmullan has been known to contain trihalomethane (THM’s) at levels considerably above accepted EU guideline and international levels.“This contaminant is known to be hazardous to health by ingestion, inhalation and skin contact. THM.s are produced by the disinfection chlorination process on the Gort Lough water supply of Rathmullan due to its high organic material content.“High levels have been known about since first measured in 2009 with no corrective action on the part of initially Donegal County Council. The HSE, the EPA and now Irish Water. The inadequate piping works undertaken in the winter 2013 to introduce Milford Water by piping have only corrected 30% of the town let alone surrounding areas.“Absolutely no one has informed the consumers directly that their water supply is undrinkable. “Irish water in proposed future works has mentioned a possible 2016 date for an upgrade conditional on funding and planning consent for disconnecting Gort Lough.“Irish Water, and the regulatory bodies along with local politicians, do not consider individuals merit being informed about this ongoing health hazard to be important.”Christof Mainz of the EU’s Environment Dept has told Dr. Carnie that they are aware of the problem. The final examining of the Member States’ reports for the period 2008-2010 shows for Ireland a sample compliance of 100% for all microbiological and chemical parameters except for the parameters lead and trihalomethanes.Mr. Mainz said: “According to the available information, in particular, the EPA’s report ensures water monitoring and identification of THM exceedances and follow-up measures to ensure compliance. According to the available information, all exceedances of the standards are examined to determine if there is a potential danger to human health. All supplies with persistent or intermittent THM exceedances are included on the EPA’s Remedial Action List and remedial and enforcement action is being undertaken to ensure compliance. The Irish authorities also ensure that individuals are being informed about the water quality monitoring data and the applicable advice on the use of drinking water (e.g. Boil Water Notices).In addition, since 1 January 2014 Irish Water has assumed responsibility for public water services and is responsible for ensuring compliance with all public water supplies with the statutory parameters set out in the Drinking Water Directive. According to the available information, Irish Water has put in place measures to minimise potential THM breaches and these include: The development of a THM formation potential monitoring programme, to evaluate the effects of critical individual parameters on THM formation, their interaction, correlation and variability, in order to identify high THM formation potential sources. In its role as supervisory authority for public water supplies, the Environmental Protection Agency has prepared guidance for water suppliers on the investigations to be carried out where THMs occur in a water supply.”He also advised Dr. Carnie to get directly in contact with Irish Water and the EPA.DOCTOR SAYS TOWN’S WATER SUPPLY IS NOT FIT TO DRINK was last modified: November 20th, 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:donegalDr John Carniefit to drinkIrish WaterRathmullanlast_img read more