Breaking: More private criminal charges filed against Govt ministers

first_imgAttorney-at-law and former Attorney General, Anil Nandall, has filed more private criminal charges against sitting Government ministers. On Monday, Nandall filed the court proceedings against Finance Minister Winston Jordan, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson and Minister Rupert Roopnarine over the $906million D’Urban Park project.More details in Tuesday, April 24 edition of Guyana Times.last_img

GPF hosts 17th annual wreath-laying ceremony

first_img– monument erected to remember 5 other heroesThe Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Sunday hosted its 17th annual wreath-laying ceremony dedicated to the Force’s fallen heroes at the Police Officers Mess Compound, Eve Leary.A relative of one of the slain Police ranks laying a wreath at the monument on SundayAn additional monument was erected to pay homage to Police Constable Michael Forde and Sherwayne Pantlitz, who were both killed in the line of duty in 2013; Silburn Elias, who was killed in 2014; Antonio Dawson and Sergeant Leonard Junior La Rose, who was killed in 2016.Their families, friends, and colleagues remembered the brave men by laying wreaths at the monument.In his address to the gathering, acting Police Commissioner David Ramnarine noted that the monument was a reminder of the challenges faced in the past and those to come in the future.Ramnarine added that the Force has an important role to play – that is to provide security to the nation. The Commissioner, however, noted that Guyana has come a long way.A section of the gathering at the wreath-laying ceremony on Sunday“The monument tells us that in the last few years we have had mercies compared to the period where we had gone with the crime wave. So, we don’t want that to reoccur so we have to strive diligently with professionalism and integrity as our watchdogs to ensure that no addition is made to that monument,” the acting Top Cop stated.Ramnarine, nevertheless, applauded the work of the Fallen Heroes Foundation Incorporated, whose mission is to remember the fallen officers by providing for those they left behind.“The memorial service tells us and reminds us of human nearness and closeness and that despite the fact that they made the ultimate sacrifice and are not here with us, that their children and relatives can feel comfortable and at least have a certain satisfactory level that the Guyana Police Force in the main, and that the Government in its own rule, has not forgotten you not only on this occasion, but throughout the years as we go by … so I want to applaud the work of the Fallen Heroes Foundation in its volunteerism towards its very honourable mission that we have created and that will continue,” he explained.The acting Commissioner concluded by urging current members of the Police Force to remember those who made the sacrifice.“Members of the Force, I urge you to understand and to keep reminding yourself that those who made the sacrifice made the sacrifice so that today we can stand and we can take the Force forward, we can learn bitter lessons of the past, we can adjust in our diligence and our commitment and professionalism that the works that they would’ve done and the sacrifices that they would’ve made would not have gone in vain.”Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan, in his remarks, noted that the fallen heroes made the ultimate sacrifice.“He who gives of his possession can be classified as good in this life and it is always that giving that will make life better. But he who gives of himself and makes the ultimate sacrifice like the fallen heroes that constitutes the greatest generation, the greatest individuals,” Ramjattan remarked.He reflected on the importance of a Policeman in society, while noting that there were huge challenges to face in the coming days.“You have to do the impossible for the ungrateful. And that is what makes this profession so significant, so noble, and so honourable because when a genuine crisis befalls, the first call that is made is to the Police. And amidst all the danger, the Police have to ensure that their presence be felt and that order is maintained. It’s an extraordinarily dangerous job, this policing but it is very necessary and an institution that is necessary for a society to move forward and advance like Guyana is,” the Minister explained.He also thanked the Fallen Heroes Foundation for the work that it has done over the years to help the children and relatives of the slain Police ranks.last_img read more

Skiers and snowboarders still waiting patiently

first_imgTaylor’s Big Bam Ski Hill is currently preparing for its yearly safety inspection, while also completing the final touches on the hill’s brand new lift, allowing riders to explore an additional 33 per cent of the hill, while also offering more challenging runs.People working on the hill have also said that Big Bam does not yet have a sufficient base of snow to start producing it themselves. They say the ground still needs at least another foot, before the artificially produced snow can be laid on top.Another issue has been inconsistent weather, which has prevented the ground from freezing, which is necessary for a solid foundation to ride on.- Advertisement -However, hill volunteers say they are moving in the right direction, and are aiming for mid December to open their doors.As per usual, Big Bam is always looking for volunteers to help the hill run throughout the season. They are looking for helpers of two kinds: the first are tradesmen who can help assemble all the mechanical aspects of a ski hill, and the second involves volunteering with rentals, tow operating, ticket sales and concession.Once again, the hill will provide compensation to those who volunteer their time. Anyone who volunteers once a week for a month will receive a full season of riding for free for them and their family, which includes free rentals as well.Advertisement It’s much of the same story further away at Powder King, which as of today, still requires more snow, with none of their 37 runs open so far.The mountain still requires approximately a 1.5 metre base of snow before they allow riders to enjoy the various runs.New to the mountain this year will snowshoe trails, which finished being constructed back in April. The new feature allows anyone interested to strap on a pair of snowshoes and explore the various tracks carved throughout the mountain. Anyone is allowed to try the new feature, which can also be enjoyed at night. Rentals cost only $15 dollars to try this new and exciting adventure.Powder King updates its official website daily, which informs riders the progress the mountain is making in its attempt to open its doors.Advertisementlast_img read more

Exhibit Offers Breast Cancer Information

first_imgMembers of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation are in town from September 10th to 14th to raise awareness of the facts surrounding breast cancer.Fort St. John is just one stop on the foundation’s “Telus Tour for the Cure,” an initiative to bring information about breast cancer to communities across British Columbia. The tour’s stop in Fort St. John kicked off September 10th at the Totem Mall, with interactive displays, health panels, and a direct telephone line to the province’s Screening Mammography Program, so visitors can book an appointment for a mammogram on the spot.Priscilla Fasakas with the tour says that the exhibit will offer valuable information to all members of the community—even men. [asset|aid=246|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Priscilla Fazakas – Mammogram_1_Pub.mp3]- Advertisement -The exhibit will be open regular mall hours until Sunday, September 14th.last_img read more

Little wants Pierre to be more patient

first_imgThe question is whether Pierre, who is seven years into what has essentially been a successful career in the majors, can make such an adjustment – or if he should even be asked to, considering the Dodgers lured him to Los Angeles this winter with a five-year, $44 million contract based on the player he already was. “I’ll just go out and play my game,” Pierre said. “I don’t get a lot of walks, but … it’s not like I’m just up there hacking.” The biggest knock against Pierre is that his career on-base percentage (.350) isn’t what teams look for from a leadoff man. Pierre doesn’t draw many walks, a fact he blames on his lack of power because pitchers aren’t afraid to challenge him when they are behind in the count. But Little also made it clear in announcing that Furcal would lead off that Pierre will be more a second leadoff man than a prototypical No. 2 hitter. Little seemed to reiterate that even as he called for Pierre to take more pitches. “He did ask me about sacrifice bunting with (Furcal) at first base,” Little said. “I don’t think we’ll have much of that. If he sees an opportunity for a (bunt) base hit in those situations, he might be doing that. But we’re not going to be giving up outs when we have a runner on first who is fully capable of stealing a base.” Furcal is a contact hitter who struck out just 38 times in 699at-bats with the Chicago Cubs last season and who has struck out only once every 16.5at-bats throughout his career. National heroes: Dodgers pitchers Hong-Chih Kuo and Chin-Hui Tsao and shortstop prospect Chin-lung Hu all made history in their home country of Chinese Taipei last December, helping the national team win the baseball championship of the Asian Games in Doha, Qatar, for the first time ever. Kuo, who also pitched for his country in the 2002 Games and in last spring’s World Baseball Classic, started and pitched five solid innings in a semifinal win over Korea. Taiwan then beat Japan for the gold medal. “We knew we had a pretty good team going in, but it was still a really big deal for our country because we had never won it before,” Kuo said. Although Tsao was a free agent who wouldn’t sign with the Dodgers for another month, the club had to give permission for the Chinese Taipei Baseball Association to use Kuo and Hu in the tournament, something general manager Ned Colletti said was an easy decision. “It was a good opportunity for them to represent their country and get some valuable experience at a high level of baseball,” Colletti said. “It wasn’t major-league, but it was still a very competitive level, and it was something they could take a lot of pride in.” Looking back: Veteran reliever Rudy Seanez, who is in camp on a minor-league contract, returned after a two-day absence to attend his grandmother’s funeral. No sooner had he gotten back than he was reminded of a game at Dodger Stadium last Sept. 18, when Seanez gave up a two-run homer to Nomar Garciaparra in the 10th inning to give the Dodgers a dramatic win over San Diego. The Dodgers had hit four consecutive homers in the ninth to tie the score. The two clubs wound up tied atop the National League West, with the Padres getting the title based on head-to-head play and the Dodgers making the playoffs as the wild-card. “In a game like that, with everything that had gone on, I think there was a feeling that we just weren’t going to win,” Seanez said. “But the biggest thing was, we just came back from it and I just came back from it. I think it showed what both teams were made of.” Koufax visits: Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax, who lives nearby, made his first Dodgertown appearance of the spring on Sunday. tony.jackson@dailynews.com (818) 713-3675 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VERO BEACH, Fla. – Three days after saying he didn’t want career leadoff man Juan Pierre to change his approach despite the fact he was being dropped to second in the batting order behind Rafael Furcal, Dodgers manager Grady Little said before Sunday’s spring-training workout that he has asked Pierre to be more patient at the plate. “We talked to him about (that),” Little said. “It might help him get on base more.” center_img Told after the workout of Little’s comments, Pierre initially seemed taken aback. But ultimately, he acknowledged having had such a conversation with Little. “We talked about it when we talked about me batting second,” Pierre said. last_img read more

Luis Suarez returns: Former Liverpool star has become a leader for Barcelona

first_imgSpanish football expert Graham Hunter joined the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to preview Tuesday night’s big Champions League clash between Manchester City and Barcelona.Former Liverpool star Luis Suarez returns to England for the first time since his summer departure from Anfield, and Hunter says the Uruguayan has already emerged as a key man for the Spanish giants.Suarez has struck just seven goals in his first 22 games for Barca, but Hunter insists the numbers do not tell the full story.“He must not be judged by his goal tally,” he said. “He is creating goals, earning space.“When Henrik Larsson came to Barcelona from Celtic people didn’t know quite what to expect and they looked at it his goal tally and thought they had bought someone that would just knock the ball in all the time.“What they learned is exactly what they are learning with Suarez, that you have got a team leader, somebody who creates space around him, somebody who says ‘I don’t care if I’m not scoring 35 goals, if I get 15 but the team wins, we win trophies and we are a better unit, that will do for me’.“Suarez has won over the Camp Nou and he was won over Neymar and Messi, which is very important, and that front three is gorgeous to watch.”last_img read more

USC football notes: Leinart cited by Pac-10 for using his own coach

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “(The Pac-10) questioned it, it’s his guy he’s had for 10 years,” Carroll said. “It’s not a big deal.” Leinart referred to Clarkson as part of his “management team” in a recent statement announcing that Creative Artists Agency would represent Leinart and Air 7. The NCAA also reprimanded Leinart last month for doing a promotional ad for ESPN and prevented him from speaking to the media for several weeks as punishment. Cushing, Coleman out: Neither linebacker Brian Cushing nor tailback Michael Coleman will be available for spring practice. Cushing underwent shoulder surgery last week while Coleman underwent a follow-up hip operation that was considered more serious than his original surgery last spring. Spring start: USC opens spring practice on Tuesday, March 21. Big weekend: Offensive lineman Stephen Schilling from Bellevue, Wash., and Taft of Woodland Hills wide receiver Jamere Holland are among the recruits are visiting USC this weekend. Scott Wolf, (818) 713-3607 scott.wolf@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! According to a memo issued by the Pac-10 and received by USC, “an outside consultant can not work with a (student-athlete) on the institution’s facilities unless the individual is counted against the applicable coaching limits.” As a result of the incident, Leinart, USC coach Pete Carroll and staff members were required to undergo a rules review session. center_img The Pacific-10 Conference determined USC quarterback Matt Leinart broke NCAA rules this season when he worked out with his long-time private coach. Leinart went through at least one workout with his personal coach, Steve Clarkson, who runs the Air 7 football academy. The Daily News reported on Oct. 18 that Leinart worked out with Clarkson on Howard Jones Field several hours before USC practiced. last_img read more

Staggering Kante deal, Spurs eyeing Germany star and more rumours

first_imgTottenham are keeping tabs on Borussia Dortmund’s Mario Gotze. The 26-year-old could be sold for £16m this summer. (Football.London)Spurs also want Barcelona and Portugal playmaker Andre Gomes, but face competition from Wolves. (Sun)Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is keen to work with new head coach Julen Lopetegui instead of returning to the Premier League. (ESPN)Barcelona have been contacted about Neymar returning to the club. The 26-year-old forward left for Paris St-Germain in a world-record £198m. (Marca)Wayne Rooney could make his DC United debut on 14 July as the Everton and former England forward edges closer to a move to Major League Soccer. (Mirror)Atletico Madrid are planning to improve Jan Oblak’s contract, with the 25-year-old goalkeeper having been a target of Real Madrid, Paris St-Germain and Liverpool’s. (AS)Newcastle are facing competition from Leicester to sign Andros Townsend from Crystal Palace. Newcastle are willing to pay £20m for him. (Guardian) Sarri is close to becoming Chelsea’s new manager 2 It’s Saturday morning and here’s what the latest transfer rumours are.LATEST FROM TALKSPORT.COMReal Madrid have agreed a £35m deal for 17-year-old forward Rodrygo Goes from the Brazilian side Santos in July 2019David De Gea will sign a new five-year contract to remain at Man UnitedArsenal may have to fight off Roma for Bernd Leno, with the Italian side fearful of losing AlissonLiverpool fans want Isco after watching incredible World Cup display for Spain PAPER TALKParis St-Germain want to sign N’Golo Kante from Chelsea. PSG are willing to play £90m to bring the 26-year-old to the club. (Mirror)Chelsea are confident of keeping goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois. Real Madrid have had a long-term interest in Courtois but are now turning their attention towards Roma’s Alisson. (Evening Standard)Maurizio Sarri is close to replacing Antonio Conte as Chelsea manager. Sarri is still contracted to the Italian club even though he has already been replaced by Carlo Ancelotti. (Independent) Isco caught the eye in Spain’s 3-3 draw with Portugal 2last_img read more

DD LOCAL: DRUMKEEN TO HOST SUMMER CAMP FOR KIDS

first_imgDRUMKEEN NOTESSummer CampDrumkeen Community Childcare will be holding a Summer Camp for ages 3 years to 6 years, from Monday 14th July until Friday 18th July from 9.30-12.30. Please contact the service for more details on 074 91 34844. Places are limited on this fun filled week with only a few places remaining. Pony Ride & Drive FundraiserThis fundraiser is in aid of the Galway Cancer bus and will leave Drumkeen hall on Sun 06th July at 1.30 pm. All welcome. St. Patricks Marching Band ReunionThere will be a meeting in St. Patricks Hall on Monday 14th July at 8pm, a lot of help is needed, and so if anybody can help no matter how small come along on the night, everyone welcome, we hope to see as many faces as possible.Drumkeen Community Childcare CentreDrumkeen Community Childcare staff arrived at their place of work on Monday 23rd June and noticed a lot of damage done to the property outside, example of damage; children’s playhouse was broken into and lock busted open (with cigarette butts in the playhouse), flowers and plants completely destroyed (which the children and staff had planted), and pots destroyed.The service appeals to neighbours and members of the public to please report to the Garda if they see anyone in around the service after hours. This behaviour has happened on a number of occasions in the past and it cannot continue.Michaela Foundation Girls Summer CampLoreto Convent, Letterkenny 14th-18th July. Give your awesome girl a week of confidence building; trained leaders will deliver 5 days of totally tremendous activities in fun, faith, fashion, Irish and wellbeing. For more information and to book visit: www.the michaelafoundaion.com AB FitnessBoot Camp is proving to be a huge success with new faces turning up each day, it’s never too late to start just give Benny a call on 086 4562271 for details.Spinning classes also continue mornings and evenings, also Circuit Training and Boxercise? There is something to suit everyone, check out our Facebook page AB Fitness.Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann Drumkeen Lotto Results 26th June .08, 16, 18, 19. No jackpot winner. Harry Deasley, Drumkeen and Peter Mullan, Redcastle win €50 each. Next week’s jackpot €2,525. Go raibh maith agat.Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608Drumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included for next weekPlease Email: drumkeennotes@gmail.com or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Fri @ 8pm)DD LOCAL: DRUMKEEN TO HOST SUMMER CAMP FOR KIDS was last modified: June 29th, 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:Drumkeen noteslast_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: MAN DIES FOLLOWING FISHING ACCIDENT OFF DONEGAL COAST

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: A man has died following a tragic fishing accident off the coast of Donegal earlier this afternoon.The accident occurred just off Horn Head in Dunfanaghy.The man is from Dunfanaghy and has fished in the area all his life. It is believed the men were fishing for lobsters and crabs when the tragic accident occurred.A massive search and rescue operation was launched in an attempt to retrieve the fishermen from the sea.Mulroy Coastguard were the first on the scene and managed to pluck the man from the water.He was then winched by the Rescue 118 helicopter to Letterkenny General Hospital. However, he was sadly pronounced dead shortly after arrival at Letterkenny General Hospital. BREAKING NEWS: MAN DIES FOLLOWING FISHING ACCIDENT OFF DONEGAL COAST was last modified: June 17th, 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:Home-page Newslast_img read more