Man accused of killing Venezuelan boat captain remanded

first_imgDavid Gaskin, accused of beating to death Venezuelan boat captain Owen Williams John on December 8, 2017 at Eteringbang Landing, Cuyuni, Region Seven, was on Thursday arraigned for the murder before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan.The allegation against the 36-year-old miner of 649 Kuru Kuru, Soesdyke/Linden Highway detail that on the day in question, Gaskin and John were imbibing when an argument ensued between the two over money, in that John reportedly refused to lend Gaskin a small amount of money that he requested to borrow. Gaskin allegedly became enraged and punched John to his head. When John fell to the ground, Gaskin reportedly dealt him several kicks to his head until he became motionless.The Police were called to the scene, and John was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The Chief Magistrate has remanded Gaskin to prison until March 20, 2018, when he would be arraigned before the Kamarang magistrate.last_img read more

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Teen mother, father previously investigated by CCPA

first_imgBaby found dead in tub…The West Berbice teen mother – whose nine-month-old baby was found dead in tub filed with water on Monday – along with the baby’s father were previously investigated by the Child Care and Protection Agency (CCPA).Guyana Times was told that the CCPA was called in after the teen, who was 14 years old at the time, had left her mother’s home and had gone to live with her then 16-year-old boyfriend. When she became pregnant in late 2017, the Police were called and the 16-year-old boyfriend was arrested. Following his arrest, the CCPA provided counselling for the pregnant girl, who also received support from her mother. The baby was born in August 2018 and lived with his mother.This publication was told that after the investigation was completed, legal advice was sought from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). However, the charge of statutory rape was not recommended given the age of the two teens. As such, the pregnant 14-year-old moved back home with her mother.Reports are the toddle reportedly crept to the bathroom which is situated outside the house and fell into the tub of clothes. The child’s body was found by his grandmother, Surojdai Trim, called “Navita”.According to the grandmother, she left the 15-year-old mother and her child in the lower flat and went to take a nap. According to the grandmother, her daughter was lying in a chair and the child was playing on the floor. She related that about 30 minutes later, she awoke and saw her daughter asleep but did not see her grandchild.She said she began looking for the toddler and as she peered into the bathroom, she saw her grandson’s body in the tub. Trim said she raised an alarm and tried to revive her grandson, but was advised by neighbours who had gathered to put the child down and call the Police, since he was already dead.Guyana Times was told that the Police arrived several minutes later and the baby was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Police are investigating the matter.Meanwhile, the CCPA has been providing the baby’s mother with counselling and arrangements were made since last year to have her return to school. However, the girl has reportedly not been fulfilling her part of the arrangement.The young mother also did not show up at the CCPA office in Berbice to sign documents to have a caregiver take care the child while she went to school.last_img read more

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Chiefs eliminate Bentley from Allan Cup contention

first_imgWith Horse Lake leading the series 3-1 in games, a 2-0 shutout at home sealed Bentley’s fate, eliminating them from Allan Cup contention.The victory was highlighted by a dominant performance in net by Chiefs goaltender Jase Weslosky, who made 59 saves for the series-winning road shutout.Next on the schedule for the Chiefs is a best-of-seven series with the Stony Plain Eagles, which will begin Friday, March 9.- Advertisement -The winner of that series will play the winner of the series between Fort St. John and Powell River in the B.C championship, Savage Cup.Either Horse Lake or Stony Plain will then play for the McKenzie Cup, for the right to represent Alberta/B.C. at the 2012 Allan Cup, being held this year in Lloydminster, Alta, from April 16 to 21.Fort St. John will face off against Powell River from March 22-26 in Powell River.Advertisementlast_img read more

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BUSINESSMAN WINS BATTLE TO KEEP CAR WASH OPEN ON HIS PROPERTY

first_imgWell-known Letterkenny businessman Tony Kelly has won his court battle to keep a car-wash business on his premises.Tony Kelly will continue to operate car washThe car-dealer had been taken to court by Letterkenny Town Council who claimed he did not have planning permission to have the business on his property at Pearse Road.Mr Kelly argued that he had been compliant with all requests from the council. At Letterkenny District Court yesterday, Judge Paul Kelly ruled in Mr Kelly’s favour.He did find him guilty of non-compliance and fined him €100.Mr Kelly had argued that he had always operated a car wash from his premises.However solicitors for the council argued that there had ben a clear change of use from Mr Kelly’s original car salesrooms. The court also heard that a third party, operating the business on Mr Kelly’s site adjacent to Century Cinemas, were paying their rates to Letterkenny Town Council.Letterkenny Town Council had previously questioned if operators of a number of such car washes had been compliant with water rates and other levies.The matter had been discussed on a number of occasions at Letterkenny Town Council meetings where councillors raised the issue.Councillors had claimed that some car washes had been operating without paying water charges which they said was unfair to other garages paying water rates to operate car washes.Speaking to Donegal Daily, Mr Kelly said he was delighted with the decision. BUSINESSMAN WINS BATTLE TO KEEP CAR WASH OPEN ON HIS PROPERTY was last modified: December 5th, 2012 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:car washLetterkenny District CourtTONY KELLYlast_img read more

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BLUEBIRD CARE COOKERY DEMO LEAVES PLENTY OF FOOD FOR THOUGHT!

first_imgThere was lots of food for thought at the Bluebird Care cookery demonstration with celebrity chef Gary O’Hanlon.Gary shows Marty and Bernard how the real chefs do it!Celebrating five years in business, Bluebird Care threw a culinary party for their staff, customers, business associates and local people interested in all things cooking.Director Marty Kelly described the evening as a gathering of friends to appreciate great home-cooking and to share culinary tips. “After building our business in Donegal, we wanted to give something back to those who have supported us. Hence we hosted a free cookery demo in the Station House Hotel with Bluebird Care’s food ambassador, Gary O’Hanlon.“We had 100 people attend and Gary cooked recipes from our award-winning cookbook, Food for the Soul. We also used the opportunity to present our sponsorship cheque to local charity Blood Bikes North West.”Marty presents Bernard with a cheque for an incredible €5,000 for Blood Bikes North-West.Bernard McDyer, founder of Blood Bikes North West described Bluebird Care’s sponsorship as invaluable.“Marty has supported us from day one. Bluebird Care are responsible for purchasing our two motorbikes which essentially keep this charity on the road. Our volunteers and indeed those who benefit from our services are grateful for their generous support and especially this donation of €5,000.”  BLUEBIRD CARE COOKERY DEMO LEAVES PLENTY OF FOOD FOR THOUGHT! was last modified: March 31st, 2015 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:Blood Bikes North WestBluebird CaredonegalMarty Kellylast_img read more

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DONEGAL ENTREPRENEUR APPEARS ON TV3 SHOW AS HIS TOY COMPANY GOES GLOBAL!

first_imgDonegal entrepreneur and Finn Harps fanatic Ian Harkin disclosed the details of his incredible success with his company LOTTIE on TV3 last night.Donegal entrepreneur Ian Harkin made his TV debut last night as the incredible success of his toy company LOTTIE continues to gain recognition globally!The Ballybofey based businessman appeared on TV3 programme The Seven O’ Clock Show in which he discussed in-depth the success the business has generated over the last few years.Harkin disclosed how he and his business partner Lucie Follett boldly decided to take on the famous worldwide doll brand BARBIE. In a fascinating interview Harkin revealed that after extensive market research they realised there was a gap in the industry for a specific type of doll like LOTTIE that resonated with both parents and children.The success of his product has been evidenced by the fact LOTTIE is now being exported to over THIRTY countries from all over the world.Harkin said, “We launched LOTTIE just over two years ago, we spoke with a lot of parents when we conducted our research and also spoke to child psychologists, play experts and child nutritionists, we also done focus groups with kids and parents.“What we found was that kids were missing out on their childhood and were trying to be adults from a very young age, we found that they were already developing body image issues. “We based LOTTIE on a nine year-old, LOTTIE doesn’t wear make-up, doesn’t wear jewellery and she doesn’t wear high heels.“With LOTTIE were trying to let kids do everything they do in their own age group, and well never do an adult themed doll with LOTTIE.Harkin also discussed how he’d secured a deal with the European Space Agency to produce a LOTTIE doll that travels into space and this enables kids to learn about the solar system.Harkin told presenters Lucy Kennedy and Martin King that the risk of selling his home to invest in the business is now paying off.“We’ve really taken off and we’re now selling in THIRTY countries all over the world, this time last year there was just me and my business partner Lucie, but we now we’re employing eight people in Donegal. “I was living in London at the time we started the business, and I got support from Enterprise Ireland to move the company back here.“I sold my home, put everything into the business and Lucie re-mortgaged her home, so there was a lot at risk but thankfully it has paid off.“Our social media and PR has really brought us into the homes of many families right around the world.DONEGAL ENTREPRENEUR APPEARS ON TV3 SHOW AS HIS TOY COMPANY GOES GLOBAL! was last modified: June 16th, 2015 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:BusinessdollsFeaturesIan HarkinLottienewsToyTV3last_img read more

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QPR news: Championship fixtures 2017-18 – Every Rs game revealed

first_imgQPR Championship fixtures 2017-1805/08/2017 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Reading12/08/2017 15:00 Sheffield Wednesday v Queens Park Rangers15/08/2017 19:45 Norwich City v Queens Park Rangers19/08/2017 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Hull City26/08/2017 15:00 Cardiff City v Queens Park Rangers09/09/2017 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Ipswich Town12/09/2017 19:45 Queens Park Rangers v Millwall16/09/2017 15:00 Middlesbrough v Queens Park Rangers23/09/2017 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Burton Albion26/09/2017 19:45 Barnsley v Queens Park Rangers30/09/2017 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Fulham14/10/2017 15:00 Sunderland v Queens Park Rangers21/10/2017 15:00 Bolton Wanderers v Queens Park Rangers28/10/2017 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Wolverhampton31/10/2017 19:45 Queens Park Rangers v Sheffield United04/11/2017 15:00 Nottingham Forest v Queens Park Rangers18/11/2017 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Aston Villa21/11/2017 19:45 Derby County v Queens Park Rangers25/11/2017 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Brentford02/12/2017 15:00 Preston North End v Queens Park Rangers09/12/2017 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Leeds United16/12/2017 15:00 Birmingham City v Queens Park Rangers23/12/2017 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Bristol City26/12/2017 15:00 Ipswich Town v Queens Park Rangers30/12/2017 15:00 Millwall v Queens Park Rangers01/01/2018 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Cardiff City13/01/2018 15:00 Burton Albion v Queens Park Rangers20/01/2018 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Middlesbrough27/01/2018 15:00 Bristol City v Queens Park Rangers03/02/2018 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Barnsley10/02/2018 15:00 Wolverhampton v Queens Park Rangers17/02/2018 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Bolton Wanderers20/02/2018 19:45 Sheffield United v Queens Park Rangers24/02/2018 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Nottingham Forest03/03/2018 15:00 Aston Villa v Queens Park Rangers06/03/2018 19:45 Queens Park Rangers v Derby County10/03/2018 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Sunderland17/03/2018 15:00 Fulham v Queens Park Rangers31/03/2018 15:00 Reading v Queens Park Rangers02/04/2018 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Norwich City07/04/2018 15:00 Hull City v Queens Park Rangers10/04/2018 19:45 Queens Park Rangers v Sheffield Wednesday14/04/2018 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Preston North End21/04/2018 15:00 Brentford v Queens Park Rangers28/04/2018 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Birmingham City06/05/2018 12:30 Leeds United v Queens Park RangerstalkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 have exclusive radio rights to the Sky Bet EFL Championship, League One and League Two for the next three seasons.The talkSPORT network will be the only place to hear 110 regular season EFL matches as well as the play-off semi-finals and finals. 1 Scroll down for QPR’s 2017-18 fixtures last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: LOUISE FRIEL APPOINTED AS NEW CLOUGHANEELY SENIOR LADIES MANAGER

first_img***Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta***Tá Cloich Cheann Fhaola sa baile in éadan An Tearmainn i gComórtas Peile Na Gaeltachta (Sinsir) ar an 5ú Márta ar a 3:00 i.n ***Club Meeting***The next Monthly Club Meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 8th, in the clubhouse at 8:30 pm.***Coaching Course***Level 1 coaching course on in Letterkenny 4/5th and 11/12 March. Those with foundation level should consider doing it. If interested contact Stephen Doohan on (086) 356 7416! ***Senior Ladies***Congratulations to Louise Friel who has been appointed manager of our Senior Ladies Team. We wish her and the ladies the best of luck in the year ahead!***Reminder: Club Membership/100 Club*** There is still time to pay club membership or enter into 100 Club for those still looking to do so!Please note: In the event of another successful year for our county senior team, only club members who have registered and fully paid membership will be eligible for match ticket allocation. We have also been informed that no shops within our parish will be selling match tickets this year.The cost of adult club membership for 2016 is €30, underage membership is €10.  Payments for entry into the 100 club is also now being accepted – the cost is €240 and can be paid in instalments or direct debit! Club membership is included for 100 club members. Prize money totals €1000 monthly: one €500 winner and 5 €100 winners each month. Contact Marie on 086-8351996 ***Div 2 League****Cloughaneely’s Div 2 league campaign gets underway on March 20th, with an away game against division 2 newcomers Milford! You can take a look at the club facebook/twitter pages for a link to the full league fixtures list!***Gym Information***The Gym at our clubhouse is available for use to all members of the public once they have paid Gym membership.  The gym is STRICTLY for the use of paid gym members only.  Adult membership is priced at: €150 for 12 months, 6 month =€80, 3 month =€55 Excellent membership rates are also available for minors and college students. Please contact Declan McGarvey tel: 086-100 9467 for further information on the Gym and on membership rates. Gym opening times are as follows: Mon-Fri: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon and 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 pm – 12:00 noon.***PLEASE NOTE ON MON/WED/FRI FROM 5:30-7:00 IS STRICTLY FOR LADIES ONLY******Please also take a look at DMG Fitness facebook page for various classes being run at the club house!GAA NEWS: LOUISE FRIEL APPOINTED AS NEW CLOUGHANEELY SENIOR LADIES MANAGER was last modified: March 1st, 2016 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:CloughaneelyGAASportlast_img read more

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MAN IS TERRIFIED HIS STOLEN GUNS WILL BE USED TO ROB MORE PENSIONERS

first_imgA young man said he is terrified that his stolen guns will be used to terrorise and rob more pensioners in Co Donegal.Mark Dowds with the camouflaged rifle which was one of two guns taken in the raid on his family’s home. (NW Newspix)Hunting enthusiast Mark Dowds has been left devastated after thieves broke into his family home and stole two shotguns, a hunting knife and cartridges.The 22 year old lives in Newtowncunningham, an area devastated by dozens of raids on the homes of pensioners in recent weeks. The gang broke into Mark’s family home in Rooskey and used a shovel and crowbar to smash open a locked gun-chest containing his guns.Devastated Mark told Donegal Daily “I am sickened to think that these guns could be cut down and used to terrorise old people and rob them.“I know there’s every likelihood that this could happen and it makes me sick. Old people have suffered around here enough.“They are terrified at night and now these scumbags have two more guns and a very sharp hunting knife they can use in their cowardly raids.” The robbery is even more devastating for Mark as one of the guns, a Lamper Over and Under shotgun, was given to him by his father Ivor when he started to shoot.“I simply can’t replace that gun. It has huge sentimental value. But the cowards who broke into our family home don’t care about that,” said the Moyle Gun Club member.The gang also stole a significant sum of money which Mark had saved to celebrate his 23rd birthday this weekend with friends.Gardai are hunting the gang behind the raid which happened between 1 and 2pm on Wednesday afternoon.A local farmer spotted a green or blue car with a Northern Ireland registration acting suspiciously in the area at the time. As well as nightly patrols in the area, local residents have set up text alert schemes and provided alarms and sensor lights for the elderly at cost price.A recent meeting to discuss the burglary crisis in the was attended by more than 1,500 people and a €10,000 bounty was offered to catch the gang.Mark said he has no qualms in saying what he would have done had he have walked in on the burglars ransacking his family home.“They may have walked in but they wouldn’t have been walking out. It’s as simple as that. “The aw is on the side of these people and the Gardai simply don’t have the resources to catch them.“It’s going to take a serious incident and I mean one of these people getting badly hurt during a burglary to send the message out.“People are sick of being preyed upon. I will never forget what these people did to my home but if they do it again I will be ready,” he said.MAN IS TERRIFIED HIS STOLEN GUNS WILL BE USED TO ROB MORE PENSIONERS was last modified: March 6th, 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:burglarygangguns stolenMarks DowdsNewtowncunninghamRooskeylast_img read more

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Four local football teams begin NCS playoff campaign on home turf this weekend

first_imgEureka >> The rain has arrived on the North Coast this week, and the same can be said when it comes to the start of the North Coast Section football playoffs.Four out of the five local teams involved in postseason play this year will not only be in action this weekend, but all four of them will be playing within Humboldt County lines. Both Fortuna and Arcata host first-round games tonight, while Big 5 champion Eureka and Ferndale will open things up at Albee Stadium and Coach Carlson Wildcat …last_img

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