Linden man remanded for attempted murder

first_imgA South Amelia’s Ward, Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara- Berbice) man was on Monday remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan after being charged with intent to commit murder.Miner Samuel Boucher, 27, was not required to plead to the indictable charge which stated that on May 24, 2016 at Cuyuni River, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Shanell Rodrigues with intent to commit murder.Bail was objected to by Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers, who told the Court Rodrigues was still hospitalised.According to Jeffers, Rodrigues, who is known to Boucher, is the owner of a shop in the interior. The altercation between the men stemmed from an argument between the two over money owed to Rodrigues.Boucher will make his next court appearance on June 15 at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court.last_img read more

Jagdeo criticizes Govt for “sucking up” to foreign diplomats

first_img…scolds Ministers for being lectured on how to run the countryGovernment ministers are being accused of sitting like “compliant children” being lectured by foreign diplomats on how to manage the affairs of their own country.Former President and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday lambasted the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) Government for sucking up to the advice being given by international representatives and for continuously shifting its policies to accommodate the likings of those from the foreign service.“It pains me as a former President and a patriot to see the grovelling of our Government, the sucking up to people who are junior people in the international community, hanging on to their very last word as if it’s gospel,” he posited.Jagdeo noted that most of the times, the advice being given is “loud and pure nonsense”, and is coming from junior representatives of the international community who know nothing about the country nor have its people’s best interest at heart.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo“We can’t put junior officers up on a pedestal from the foreign service of any country and then like compliant people, all the ministers, sit like compliant students and get lectured about how we run our country, when their countries are sometimes in a mess more than ours,” Jagdeo emphasised.As an example, he pointed to the fact that Finance Minister Winston Jordan keeps referring to the IMF report to prove that the economy is performing soundly when in reality, the situation is quite different.“They quoted IMF figures to say there is no crisis in Guyana in the economy when your entire private sector is telling you to the contrary,” he highlighted.The Opposition Leader noted that the international community is indeed important to the development of the country but posited that interactions must be done in a better way.“I believe that as partners we should listen to them, it must be done in-house in a manner which is decent, in good faith, but it can’t be lectures. If it’s good for the country then we should welcome the advice and assistance but we must not feel obligated that everything they say to us we have to pursue,” Jagdeo said, noting that Government leaders must have the courage to stand up to these foreign diplomats.“We have to determine our own foreign policy and what’s good for us,” he emphasised.Jagdeo further explained that he has had interactions with several Presidents of the United States, past and present, however those diplomats never demonstrated any of the arrogance being displayed by those in Guyana.Moreover, he stated that instead of lecturing the Government on what needs to be done, the diplomats can use their influence to provide the necessary resources to assist in dealing with the particular situation.Throughout the years, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has been taking firm stances against what they describe as diplomatic interferences in Guyana’s politics.The party had strongly objected to the involvement of the USAID LEAD-funded project, “Vote Like A Boss” education awareness campaigns across the country, citing that the project was perceived as inducing electors to vote along specific lines.Last year, the PPP/C slammed the United Kingdom for its interference in Guyana’s politics after the outgoing British High Commissioner Andrew Ayre raised concerns about the prorogation of Guyana’s Parliament.There was also the incident where former Education Minister Priya Manickchand delivered a “feral blast” against the US Ambassador Brent Hardt at a US Embassy Reception in 2014. At the time, she was acting in the capacity of the Foreign Affairs Minister.last_img read more

Consumer confidence drops to 6-month low

first_imgWASHINGTON – Consumer confidence sank to a six-month low as higher gasoline prices, a housing slump and stock market turbulence made people fret more about the economy. The RBC Cash index showed confidence dropping to 85.4 in April. That was down from 92.3 in March. The new reading was the lowest since 83.1 in October. The index is based on the results of the international polling firm Ipsos. “The consumer is very nervous about the situation,” said Ken Mayland, president of ClearView Economics. “One factor that is figuring into the drop in confidence is the rise of gasoline prices. Some places are close to $3 a gallon. A lot of consumers think that will poison the economy and the outlook,” he said. It marked the second straight month that consumer confidence has declined. That drop comes as the national economy is stuck in a sluggish spell, mostly reflecting the troubled housing market. At the same time, prices for gasoline and other goods are rising, pinching peoples’ wallets. Gasoline prices climbed to $2.71 a gallon nationwide in early April, from $2.61 a gallon near the end of March, the Energy Department says. Prices in California have swept past $3 a gallon. “Consumers appear to be anxious about the economic climate in the face of the rise in gasoline prices as well as the volatility of the stock market and the ongoing woes of the housing market and the subprime – or risky – mortgage market,” said Lynn Reaser, chief economist at Bank of America’s Investment Strategies Group. Peoples’ feelings about current economic conditions slid to 99 in April, from 107.5 in March. Consumers also expressed even more angst about how the economy and their own financial fortunes will unfold over the next six months. This expectations measure fell to 41.7, also a six-month low. In March, this gauge stood at 49.3. “Consumer confidence fell because gas prices rose to a high since September,” said T.J. Marta, fixed income strategist at RBC Capital Markets. “Additionally, ongoing concerns about the housing market and worries about the increased tensions regarding Iran and Iraq” weighed on consumers’ psyches. Consumers are a major force shaping overall economic activity. The further ebbing of confidence raises new questions about consumers’ willingness to spend. So far, they have been buying at a sufficient pace to keep the economy expanding. The worry is that they might cut back sharply if energy prices soar, or the housing market takes a turn for the worse.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

Red Wings ring up Jackets again

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Pavel Datsyuk and Mikael Samuelsson each had two assists for Detroit, which has outscored the Blue Jackets 25-7. The Blue Jackets, winners of four of their last five games overall, had their four-game home winning streak snapped. Wild 5, Maple Leafs 3: Marc Chouinard had two goals as Minnesota beat Toronto. Thrashers 5, Stars 2 : Marian Hossa scored twice as Atlanta rallied for its first victory over Dallas. Mark Mowers and Mathieu Schneider also scored for the Western Conference-leading Red Wings, who won their third straight and improved to 5-0 against Columbus this season. “Our last four games have been our best string of games in awhile,” said Osgood, who stopped both Nikolai Zherdev and Rick Nash from close range in a scoreless opening period. “We’re playing a lot better.” Detroit coach Mike Babcock is already thinking about how his Red Wings need to play in the postseason. Tomas Holmstrom scored two power-play goals and Chris Osgood stopped 26 shots for his 42nd career shutout as the Red Wings beat the Blue Jackets 4-0 on Wednesday night. “All four goals, someone was right in the goalie’s face,” Babcock said. “That’s what you want and that’s what you have to do at playoff time to beat good goalies.” center_img 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


first_imgLOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTES By Aidan GuthrieSt. Mary’s GAABingo in the Hall on Tues at the earlier time of 8.30pm. Lotto results 2 with 3 counties Elaine Gallagher &Helen Long Convoy Next Weeks Jackpot €2300 Lotto available from any Committee Member. St Marys A.G.M. will take place on Sunday 6th Jan 2013 at 3pm ALLNominations need to be returned to Julia before 6pm on Friday 28th December. UNDERAGE PRESENTATION will take place on Sat 8th Dec @2.30 with a Donegal all Star and All Ireland winner as special guest.Blood Transfusion ServiceThe Blood transfusion service will be in Jackson’s hotel Ballybofey at the following times. Mon 10th Dec 6.30pm to 9.30pm Tues 11th and Wed 12th Dec 3.00 pm to 5.00pm and 7.00pm Please come along at time that suits you and bring a friend or two. Blood is urgently needed at this time so please please come along and donate.Drumkeen Youth ClubYouth Club this Fri 07th Dec 7:30-9:30pm.DATE FOR YOUR DAIRY: We are having our “BIG CHRISTMAS DISCO” on Sat 15th Dec in the hall from 4:30-6:00pm. All primary school children and younger welcome, lots of games and fun things to do, Adm €3.Finn Valley AC Jogging GroupThe Finn Valley AC has recently established a Jogging Group which meets every Monday night in Convoy opposite Breen’s Bar @ 7p.m.! All welcome! Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann Drumkeen Lotto Results 28th Nov 02, 05, 06, 19. No jackpot winner 2 Match 3. Numbers €50 each Mick Quinn, Churchill. Lucia diamond, Milford. Next weeks jackpot €3,675 Tickets from any committee member €2. Go raibh maith agaibh.Tyrconnel Martyrs Flute BandWe would like to thank all our members and friends for their dedication in 2012. We will have a wee break now until the New Year, but remember the 3 Ps. Aye that’s right practice, practice & practice. Enjoy the break agus go raibh maith agaibh.Slimming World Slimming World meet every Tuesday in Kees Hotel, Stranorlar at 10am, 12 noon, 5.30pm & 7.30pm.  New members always welcome. Contact Catherine on 0863962666 for further information.Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608Birthdays, Anniversaries etc.Is there something happening in the area you think should be highlighted or if anyone would like a birthday or anniversary mentioned in the notes, also any photo’s you would like published please feel free to email them to drumkeennotes@gmail.comLOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: December 2nd, 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:LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTESlast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL Pet Rescue say its decision to close down – albeit temporarily – is due to new laws preventing them from rehoming animals in the North and Britain. “We had an outlet to send animals to other rescue centres in the UK but this door is now closed and causing major problems for us to keep dogs moving,” said Ryan McCauley.“This is why we are having such a back log and waiting.” Here Ryan explains the situation:Recently it has been announced that the free travel of dogs without a pet passport from Ireland to the UK is going to stop. It will mean the deaths of thousands more Irish dogs because of the costs incurred to rescues to purchase and organise these passports.Under EU law for the protection of citizens from rabies, dogs, cats and ferrets moving between EU Member States should be accompanied by EU Pet Passports certifying microchip identification and rabies vaccination. However given that Ireland and UK traditionally operated a rabies free zone, both States agreed, on a risk analysis basis, that border compliance checks would not be undertaken.So what has changed? Over the last few months, on two different occasions, dogs supplied by commercial breeders in Ireland to clients in Great Britain were deemed to be illegally imported as they did not have the required paperwork and vaccination to show their compliance with EU law; on one of the occasions, a dog was seized from the client’s home and placed in quarantine for 4 weeks. It is now clear that the British authorities have moved to fully implement EU law.How does this affect rescues?Cost – It will add about €90 to the cost of saving every dog which makes it financially almost impossible. This is on top of the costs already incurred from vaccinating, neutering, transporting and kennelling the dogs for their journey to the UK.Donegal Pet Rescue, sends about 250 dogs a year to the UK a year through rehoming centres there. We now reckon it will cost them close to an extra €22,000 to comply with the new rules – a complete waste of donated funds that could be used to save more dogs.Time – Rabies vaccines need to be administered at least 21 days before the dog can travel. Rescues have limited space and cannot hold every dog for the 3 weeks extra needed. Holding dogs for 3 weeks extra once again pushes up the costs incurred. Why do we ship dogs to the UK?Unfortunately there are simply not enough homes for all the dogs that go through the pounds and rescues in Ireland and homes can be found easier for them in the UK. Collie’s especially are not seen as pets in Ireland and these are the dogs that will suffer the most.What are the exact RequirementsEU requirements for all dogs, cats and ferrets moving from Ireland to GB (i.e. across Irish Sea): EU Pet Passport (obtainable from your vet) showing –• Microchip identification• Valid rabies vaccination (i.e. administered according to the manufacturer’s protocol). The primary (first) rabies vaccination must be administered at least 21 days before travel.Also in addition to this all dogs travelling must be VET checked 24 hours before they are due to travel.NEW UK LAWS HAVE FORCED US TO CLOSE FOR NOW – DPR was last modified: August 13th, 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)last_img read more

Hassan Mubiru scoops MVP award at First Kabira Football Tournament

first_img Tags: Hassan MubiruKabira Country Club Prozone won the tournament on Sunday (Photo by Line Mutalyebwa Abraham)Kampala – Hassan Mubiru was a great Ugandan Footballer who shinned in the late 90’s and Early 2,000’s while playing for SC Villa, Express football club and the Uganda Cranes.Over the Weekend, Kabira Country Club Organized their First Football Tournament that is aimed at promoting fitness and close cooperation among corporate companies.The Event was organised under the A6 aside system to enable very many companies to participate.It started at 10am till 5pm with companies such as Bet Yetu, Kabira Country Club, Victoria University, Riham group of Companies, Prozone ,Yo Kuku ,Cipla, Alpha Bet and many others all taking part.Prozone comprised of legends including Hassan Mubiru, Hakim Magumba, Nestroy  Kizito,  Abdallah Mubiru, Hon Mohammed Nsereko, Mugibu Kasule and Herbert Nsubuga who was known as “Masanda”.Prozone Soccer team won the tournament, defeating Victoria University 1-0 in the final and in the process taking the a grand Prize of 1Million Shillings.Victoria University walked away with Ugx 500,000 for taking the Runner’s up spot.Hassan Mubiru was voted the Most Valuable Player.Mr. Rajeev Ruparelia the  Director of Kabira Country Club appreciated various teams for Taking part in the Tournament and assured them  that it with be a quarterly Tournament that all companies should  embrace.Mr Keith Hathaway the head of Consumer Marketing @Bet Yetu pledged to work closely with the event’s organisers and promised to Pump in more money to Support the Tournament.“We will work closely with the organizers so as we grow the tournament, said Hathway.“I also promise to increase the investment in terms of money for the up-coming events.Comments last_img read more

Chelsea’s Under-21s win at Fulham

first_imgChelsea’s impressive youngsters returned to winning ways with a 2-1 triumph at Craven Cottage – Fulham’s first defeat in the Under-21 Premier League this season.The young Blues were unbeaten in 14 matches before a recent cup loss against Arsenal and they were 2-0 up by half-time against their west London neighbours.Alex Kiwomya crossed for John Swift to open the scoring before Lewis Baker smashed in from near the edge of the penalty area eight minutes before the interval.Cauley Woodrow pulled one back with a penalty after Nathan Ake had fouled Chris David.But Fulham were unable to find an equaliser and the excellent Swift almost added a late third for the visitors.Great win tonight beating league leaders buzzing to get on the score sheet again aswell #cfc— Lewis Baker (@lew_baker) February 7, 2014Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

New record for South African runner

first_img15 July 2015Speed king Wayde van Niekerk joined an exclusive group of athletes when he became the first South African to dip below 20 seconds in the 200m in Switzerland on Tuesday.Van Niekerk won the B final at a meeting in Lucerne in a time of 19.94 seconds with Alonso Edward of Panama taking silver in 20.03s and Japan’s Kenji Fujimitsu bagging bronze with 20.13s.After losing his South African record to Van Niekerk in the previous race at the games, Anaso Jobodwana won the A race in a time of 20.12s.American Dedric Dukes finished behind Jobodwana in second place, clocking 20.27s while Danny Talbot of Britain took third in 20.30s.Van Niekerk’s latest feat comes two weeks after he made history as the first African to run a sub-44 second time in the 400m.Tuesday’s performance secured him a place among a select few to have run both distances below the dream barriers.The only other three athletes to have achieved this are Botswana’s Isaac Makwala and Americans Michael Johnson and LaShawn Merritt.Van Niekerk now boasts the third fastest times in both the 200m and 400m this season.Although his times would make for a mouth-watering 200m to 400m double at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing next month, Van Niekerk recently dismissed the possibility of including the half-lap sprint to his repertoire there.The schedule at the World Championships would also make it difficult for the star athlete to complete the double.The 400m final is less than an hour after the 200m semi-final, which would be a tall order should Van Niekerk make it that far in both events.But he can, with certainty, be labelled South Africa’s king of speed with the 200m, 300m and 400m national records belonging to him.The Bloemfontein athlete is celebrating his 22nd birthday on Wednesday with the knowledge that he has only scratched the surface of his potential.Source: News24Wirelast_img read more

2018 Ohio State Fair Jr. Holstein Champion — Kris Ackley, Logan County

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Kris Ackley, in is final year as a junior exhibitor, wrapped up his show experience at the Ohio State Fair with the title of Grand Champion Jr. Holstein.last_img