Pedal cyclist killed by speeding minibus

first_img…suspect on the runPedal cyclist Desmond Grandsoult of Lot 1710 Dedication Place, South Ruimveldt Park, Georgetown was on Monday run over by a speeding minibus in the vicinity of the Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) establishment on Vlissengen Road in Georgetown, and died while receiving treatment at the Georgetown Public Hospital.According to information reaching Guyana Times, the incident occurred at about 8:45h as minibus BTT 8476, driven by Jamal John, was proceeding south along Vlissengen Road allegedly at a very fast rate.The 42-year-old pedal cyclist was proceeding in the same direction, and was attempting to cross from east to west when the minibus reportedly collided with the rear end of the bicycle, causing Grandsoult to be flung on to the roadway.Given the speed at which the minibus was allegedly proceeding, the driver was unable to bring his vehicle to a halt, and it ran over the cyclist before ending up in the canal on the western side of the road.Knocked unconscious and sustaining severe injuries in this double-collision, Grandsoult was picked up and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was admitted a patient in the High Dependency Unit (HDU), but succumbed to his injuries later in the day.Five passengers of the minibus also sustained minor injuries. They were taken to the hospital, but were treated and sent away.This publication understands that the driver of the allegedly speeding vehicle fled the scene after the accident. Attempts were made to track him down, but even after checking several city hospitals, he could not be found.Police were present at the scene a short while after the incident, and an investigation is in full swing.last_img read more

No decisions made on H2H Registration/elections

first_imgGECOM’s 1st meeting…awaiting CJ’s ruling in written formatWith the clock ticking, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has not yet made a decision with regards to the holding of elections or any other matters, even after the Chairperson, Justice Claudette Singh, had her first meeting with the six commissioners since her appointment last month.GECOM ChairpersonClaudette SinghThe new GECOM Chair met with both Opposition and Government-nominated commissioners for the first time on Thursday, but no decisions surfaced regarding the next course of action with respect to House-to-House Registration.The meeting reportedly lasted a few hours, after which PPP Commissioner Bibi Shadick told the media that the Commission’s “businesses” was discussed. She stated that the matters will be addressed once the Chief Justice’s ruling is submitted in written form.GECOM CommissionerVincent Alexander“We have a new Chairperson…we have a new dispensation. There were no decisions taken today. We didn’t have benefit of the Chief Justice’s decision as yet. It has to be given out when it is completed,” Shadick told media operatives.Meanwhile, PNC’s Commissioner Vincent Alexander stated that provision of the Chief Justice’s decision will determine when discussions will reconvene. This second engagement will materialise possibly before Tuesday.“The question on the way forward in some regards was not determined in the main because we’re still no recipients of the written decision of the Judge. There are those of us who would prefer not to rely on reports and third-hand information. What we have agreed is that we will await that decision and convene shortly after, hopefully before Tuesday to discuss the way forward,” he said.GECOM CommissionerBibi ShadickOn Wednesday, Chief Justice Roxane George ruled that the ongoing House-to-House Registration is not unconstitutional, but noted that it is unconstitutional for qualified persons to be removed from the list.At the High Court, the Chief Justice did not grant any of the orders sought by Christopher Ram, who had challenged the constitutionality of the House-to-House Registration and wanted the court to compel the holding General and Regional Elections by September 18.In her ruling, Justice George concluded that the House-to-House exercise being conducted is not unlawful or unconstitutional. However, the Court did note that it is unconstitutional for qualified persons to be removed from the list if they are not in the jurisdiction or not at their residence during the registration exercise. She further stated that only deceased persons and those otherwise disqualified under Article 159 (2) (3) or (4) are to be removed.Former AG Anil NandlallPointing out that the “right to vote and the right to be registered to vote are sacrosanct”, the High Court Judge said “residence requirements from citizens are no longer a qualification for registration”.Ram’s lawyers, who included former Attorney General Anil Nandlall and Senior Counsel Ralph Ramkarran, had argued in the application that the current registration exercise will disenfranchise many Guyanese who are already on the list.Furthermore, the Chief Justice had noted that while it is not up to the court to determine whether House-to-House should be held, it is not the only option available to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to update the list. To this end, the Court further noted that it is up to the Elections Commission to determine a way forward within the confines of the constitutional provisions.“The Court did not agree with submissions from the CEO (Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield) that House-to-House is necessary… GECOM may have to consider other options… GECOM cannot operation as in a normal elections cycle,” she said, adding that it has to take into consideration the December passage of the No-Confidence Motion (NCM) which has been validated by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).In fact, both Nandlall and SC Ramkarran told reporters after the decision that this aspect of the judgement is significant since it means that House-to-House is not mandatory and more importantly, not the only option for GECOM to revised the voters’ list.“The Court pointed out very emphatically and very clearly that GECOM must now determine which one of the two courses of action it will chose, having regards to the timeframe that are available and that have become exigent upon the passage of a No-Confidence Motion. The Court endorsed our argument that the list can be refreshed with a suitable Claims and Objections period so the ball is now in GECOM’s court to determine which one of the two courses it will chose, and one will obviously lead to unconstitutionality as the CJ pointed out,” Nandlall contended.last_img read more

Insider trading: Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min move, Manchester United midfielder bid, PSG move for Everton defender and more

first_imgtalkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins Hawksbee and Jacobs to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip.He talks about Tottenham’s latest summer signing Son Heung Min and what the move means for Erik Lamela.It is also discussed what this move means for Spurs’ pursuit of Saido Berahino after news that he will likely be left out for this weekend’s fixtures.Manchester United are linked with Felipe Anderson amid reports the club have made an offer to Lazio for the midfielder and Warren gives talkSPORT his views on the rumours.Lazar Markovic has been made available for loan by Brendan Rogers and there is news of a Premier League team looking to gazump Fenerbahce’s attempts to sign the winger as well as a surprise bid for Everton’s Seamus Coleman.Here’s some of the top transfer rumours on talkSPORT.com:‘I think you’ve got to let him go’ – Joey Barton tells talkSPORT Everton should let John Stones join ChelseaChelsea transfer news: Chinese Sergio Ramos reveals he is on verge of Stamford Bridge switchWest Brom agree fee with Manchester United for Jonny Evans as Joleon Lescott nears Aston Villa moveManchester United launch £22m move for Felipe Anderson but Lazio will fight to keep star manDeal done! Tottenham complete £22m signing of Bayer Leverkusen forward Son Heung MinExclusive: Everton reject Seamus Coleman bid from Paris Saint-GermainEverton transfer news: Ukraine star confirms Toffee interest but rules out move this summerConfirmed! Swedish forward Ola Toivonen joins Sunderland on season-long loanFabio Borini latest: Watford lining up late deal for Liverpool outcastExclusive: Kevin Nolan going to stay in London following West Ham exitAston Villa rival Sampdoria for Serbian midfield star Adem LjajicSunderland snubbed as Dutch midfielder closes in on £5m Bournemouth moveSunderland striker target Moussa Sow set to make £12.5m Middle East moveWatford hoping to hijack Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic’s Fenerbahce loan‘His mentality isn’t right’ – Leeds owner Massimo Cellino calls deal off for Watford’s Fernandolast_img read more

Homeless settlement reached tentatively in L.A.

first_imgEnding a contentious lawsuit that brought the city’s efforts to deal with the homeless at Skid Row into question, the Los Angeles City Council and the American Civil Liberties Union reached a tentative settlement Tuesday that will allow the homeless to remain on city streets overnight. Under terms of the settlement described by officials, a “10-foot rule” is to be put into place prohibiting the homeless from sitting, lying or sleeping within that distance from any business or residential entrance. At the same time, police will be prohibited from arresting the homeless between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. if they are in any other location. The agreement will remain in effect until the city builds 1,250 new units of affordable housing, including 50 percent of them on Skid Row. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityOfficials with the city and the ACLU said they would not comment on the agreement. The original court ruling last year determined the city’s law banning the homeless from sitting, sleeping or lying on public sidewalks was unconstitutional. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the city had failed to provide enough shelter beds for the homeless and it was illegal to arrest them when there was no other place for them to go. The ruling prompted the city to allocate funds for an additional 500 beds even as it stepped up its enforcement effort for other crimes with a Safer Cities Initiative that resulted in a crackdown on drug dealing and other crimes within the Skid Row area. The council had rejected previous settlement offers that would have blocked police from making arrests during the day or establish an encampment area in one part of Skid Row. rick.orlov@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want 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

Devout, devoted to family

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Her children attribute their mother’s long life to her positive outlook, staying active and always planning for future get-togethers with her family and friends. Rodriguez was an accomplished home cook. Her family savored the results of her culinary skills she learned in Mexico, tortillas and salsas – and the Anglo-American dishes – pot roast, pie, cookies, biscuits – that she learned to cook from the wives of ranchers when she lived as a newlywed in Wyoming. Her tamales, chicken and sweets at Christmastime were her specialties. Susana Camarillo was born Aug. 11, 1909, to Blas and Macaria Camarillo in Huanimaro, Guanajuato, Mexico, the eldest of six children. She met Aristeo Rodriguez in 1928 and they eventually married and came to the United States. Rodriguez, known as Chana, was 18 when she married. The couple worked on ranches in Powell, Wyo., when they were first married. Speaking no English, Rodriguez felt like she had “landed on the moon,” said Rodriguez when he recalled his mother’s memories of ranch life. After the deaths of two infant daughters, the family moved in 1935 to Piru, and settled in 1940 in Canoga Park. Strong in character and devout in her Christian faith, Canoga Park resident Susana Rodriguez was a hard-working, resourceful woman who was an inspiration for her family. Rodriguez died Jan. 10 from pneumonia. She was 96. “She was a strong woman, like a pioneer type of woman. So honest, so religious, so loving and so happy with a simple way of life,” daughter Angelina Ochoa said. “She was so ladylike. She always carried a little handkerchief; she wore her veil to church and carried her rosary.” Rodriguez was a member of Las Guadalupanas, a women’s prayer and social group devoted to the Virgin of Guadalupe at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, for more than 40 years. “Her faith was very important to her. She would do a one-hour prayer every night. She told us that faith was like a guide,” said son Alfonso “Al” Rodriguez. “She taught us self-reliance, the work ethic and respect for other people. Family and faith were her passions.” Rodriguez, later remembered for her favored perfume “Maja,” harvested beets in Wyoming and walnuts and citrus fruits in Ventura County and in the west San Fernando Valley. She loved to sit in her parklike yard filled with fruit trees, rose bushes and potted flowers, and watching telenovelas or listening to Mexican ranchera music. “She always said, ‘make sure the table had a tablecloth on it.’ Something she also said was to make sure the children eat first,” Ochoa said of her mother. “She told us to stay strong, love one another, to treat everybody good and go to church. She was like no other.” Rodriguez is survived by her sons, Aristeo, Alfred, Alfonso and Arthur; and a daughter, Angelina Ochoa; 20 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Two daughters, Carolina and Angelina died in infancy. Her husband, Aristeo Rodriguez, died in 1982. A funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday at Our Lady of the Valley Roman Catholic Church in Canoga Park. Rodriguez was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery. Holly Andres, (818) 713-3708 holly.andres@dailynews.com 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

MAN ARRESTED AFTER CANNABIS GROWHOUSE FOUND IN INISHOWEN

first_imgA man has been remanded on bail after the discovery of a cannabis grow-house in Inishowen.More than €70,000 of cannabis was found at Ballygorman, Malin Head on July 4th but details of the find have only emerged now.It is understood that more than 90 cannabis plants were seized in the raid. A man in his 40s was arrested and is due to appear at the next sitting of Carndonagh District Court on September 20th.MAN ARRESTED AFTER CANNABIS GROWHOUSE FOUND IN INISHOWEN was last modified: July 15th, 2016 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)last_img read more

DEAR JIM, THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK

first_imgDEAR Jim,Just wanted to say ‘thank you’. Not everyone does that in life – say ‘thank you’.But this county owes you so much; to a man who never gave in. Never gave up.For all the good times, thank you.People will feel gutted tonight; so disappointed. But you never let us down; ever.So goodbye Jim, good luck at Celtic and our best wishes to you, Yvonne and the children.We’ve had a ball.Go raibh maith agat.(Note to ALL – you can always play the video above to cheer yourself up).    DEAR JIM, THANK YOU AND GOOD LUCK was last modified: October 4th, 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

GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD

first_imgThere are 12 races on tonight’s greyhound card at Lifford Stadium.The runners are (first race 8.00pm):Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Colarhouse Coco; 2, Ballylaw Ace; 3, Road to Haven; 4, Gash Louis; 5, Accordian Ed; 6, Heathers Girl. Race 2 Novice 350 (350 yards): 1, Hather Jill; 2, Hanoras Grace; 3, Colarhouse Hope; 4, Torrent Brae; 5, Titanic Legacy; 6, Scolari Nero.Race 3 (350 yards): 1, Kelsies Rosie; 2, Wholly Merry; 3, Revtec Lara; 4, Wilma; 5, Fernhill Travis; 6, Had It All.Race 4 (525 yards): 1, Cailin Or; 2, Crash My Dream; 3, Whiteys Flynn; 4, Whitehill Gertie; 5, Killacolla Babe; 6, Ballymoss Ace.Race 5 (525 yards): 1, Blackstone Maxx; 2, Croker Dazzler; 3, Castlegore Rock; 4, Get There Terry; 5, Tahina Oscar; 6, Beraghill Money. Race 6 (350 yards): 1, Eves Fancy; 2, Leave It be; 3, Tahina Audie; 4, Millview Fox; 5, Pacific Moth; 6, Mullrook Danaher.Race 7 (575 yards): 1, Altmore Champ; 2, Tahina Ace; 3, Turbine Tulip; 4, Glebe Flyer; 5, Mongys Girl; 6, Dirt Bird.Race 8 Novice 750 (750 yards): 1, Personal Fantasy; 2, Total Motion; 3, Bua Pakie; 4, Maid of More; 5, Dance Carla; 6, Ceol Na Nean.Race 9 (350 yards): 1, Oghill Surprise; 2, Tahina Ned; 3, Best Par; 4, Imperial Trank; 5, Westminster Bric; 6, Crash the Party.Race 10 (525 yards): 1, Castlegore Missy; 2, Smurfing Manx; 3, Edenvale Maeve; 4, Hather Bonnie; 5, Izzys Girl; 6, Dartrey Snow. Race 11 (550 yards): 1, Townsend Panter; 2, Black Hope; 3, Flaming Jenny; 4, Spotty Totty; 5, Tullna Island; 6, Slow to Engage.Race 12 (575 yards): 1, Triangle Tilly; 2, Thunder Castle; 3, Dardanella; 4, Kagawa; 5, Flimsy Truth; 6, Corner Plane.GREYHOUND RACING: TONIGHT’S LIFFORD CARD was last modified: October 22nd, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:cardgreyhoundLiffordRacinglast_img read more

DD LOCAL – DRUMKEEN NOTES

first_imgDrumkeen Old School ReunionAre there any musicians out there who would like to take part in a traditional session during our reunion weekend in August, former pupils would be great but everyone is welcome, if so please give Valarie Deasley a call on 087 7656560. Community Car WashA huge thanks to everyone who supported our 4th annual community car wash. A grand total of €450 was raised for St. Vincent de Paul and the upkeep of the Marian Shrine. It was fantastic to see so many people from the parish give up their time to help out on the day. Well done to you all. Sliabh Glás Community Group HomeA ‘walk and talk’ will take place to Binnion Mass Rock, St.Johnston, Sun 30th June 3pm from Maggies Carrickmore. Free BBQ and music by Una afterwards. €10 Registration fee in aid of Sliabh Glás Community Group Home, Letterkenny all welcome.Tyrconnel Martyrs Flute BandPractice every Tuesday in the hall @ 7.00pm. All new members welcome. We’ll teach you to play the flute or drum and have some fun!!Charity SkydiveA charity skydive will take place on the August bank holiday weekend in aid of four charity’s. SNAP- Special Needs Accessible Park. MS Donegal. Little Angels School, Letterkenny & Temple Street Children’s Hospital. All donations greatly appreciated. Contact Pauric on 0877702622 for details.Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 12th June 03, 07, 08, 21. No jackpot winner 3 win €33 Joseph Coyle Drumkeen, Hilary Mc Column Redcastle, Hugh Doherty Carrigart. Next weeks jackpot €1,200. Go raibh maith agat. Adult Cardio Céili ClassAdult Cardio Céili Class every Wed in Kee’s Hotel Stranorlar at 7pm. Contact Louise on 085 7229575 for details.Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608 Drumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included for next weekPlease Email: drumkeennotes@gmail.com or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Fri @ 8pm) Please note the new deadline.DD LOCAL – DRUMKEEN NOTES was last modified: June 23rd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Drumkeen noteslast_img read more

Follow the journey of Nelson Mandela

first_img1 April 2015Follow in Nelson Mandela’s footsteps across South Africa guided by a handy new mobile app, launched on 1 April by South African Tourism and the Nelson Mandela Foundation.Madiba’s Journey is available for free on iTunes and Google Play.It features 27 Madiba-inspired tourist attractions and sites of memory, one for each year he spent behind bars as a political prisoner. Users can view the attractions on a map, build their own itineraries and share their journeys on social media.The foundation explains that “the Madiba’s Journey app will enrich your quest as you walk in the footsteps of one of the world’s greatest icons, Nelson Mandela”.There are plenty of user-friendly aspects: read about how each location helped to shape Mandela’s inspiring journey; find each location on your phone’s mapping system; get directions to the site. Visitor details are included, such as operating hours, tours, ticket prices and contact information.There is audio allowing you to “immerse yourself in narratives about the poignant moments that have secured these sites their place in South Africa’s history”.Included are contact details for each site for more details and bookings; you can create and customise your itinerary before you take your journey through history; visit the gallery of images to get an idea of what you will see; as well as share “your thoughts, feelings and selfies with the world”.Users are also invited to check in at each site – they unlock rewards according to the number of sites at which they check in.The app is in English. For Apple devices, it is 45.1 MB in size and needs iOS 6.0 or later. It is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, and is optimised for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus. For Android devices, it is 43MB in size, and requires Android 4.0.3 and up.It also offers real-time weather information at each location, how far away you are from each location and details of nearby attractions.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more