Essequibo Coast man critical after hit-and-run accident

first_imgA forty-four-year-old man is now battling for his life after he was struck down by a speeding motorcar at Queenstown Village, Essequibo Coast.Injured is Errol Richardson. Reports were that the incident occurred at about 19:30h on Sunday.Injured: Errol RichardsonThis newspaper was told that the father of four was riding his bicycle on the Queenstown Public Road when he was struck down by a speeding motorcar. The driver then fled the scene.Public-spirited citizens rushed to the unconscious man’s assistance, picked him up and took him to the Suddie Public Hospital. The man suffered severe head injuries and was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) on Monday.A relative told this newspaper that the man is in a critical condition at the GPHC.“When I visited him at Suddie Hospital, he was still unconscious. I saw a very big wound across his head and I know the car had to hit him with full speed,” the relative stated.A report was made to the Police, and based on information received, a car with registration number PMM 7554 was found hidden at Lima Sands. Lima Sands is located deep on the sand reef on the Essequibo Coast. The Police are working on a theory that the driver abandoned the car and fled the Essequibo Coast. Efforts are now being made to determine the owner of the vehicle.Police are hunting for the driver.last_img read more

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UG students assist Buxton youths to improve literacy

first_imgUniversity of Guyana (UG) students who are each pursuing a degree in social work have partnered with the Buxton Youth Developers community group on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD) to improve the literacy skills of the youths of the latter-named group.Some of the students who were assisted by UG studentsThis undertaking is part of the UG students’ final year project, and the initiative entailed creating for the Buxton children a library space where they would be exposed to important books and publications.Enough books were accumulated after a successful book drive to create a well-stocked learning centre, where the Buxton children could access information on elements of writing, vocabulary, and other aspects of the English language.These children also received guidance via discussion on a number of social issues that each have a negative impact. Some were even trained in ways to earn money by utilising craft skills to make floral arrangements.Children within the group and around the community were engaged by the social work students in a community practice programme designed to improve their knowledge of life management and literacy.“Knowledge and skills acquired through the session included talks on conflict resolution, self-esteem, hygiene, and also craft skills were taught,” the UG students related.The entire undertaking was successfully completed through a joint effort, and the UG students indicated that the non-profit organization has played an important role in this respect.The Buxton Youth Developers, established since 2007, has been diligently catering to the needs of the community by holding classes for school dropouts between the ages of 12 and 17 years old. This organisation is presently spearheaded by an administrator, who has four teachers assisting children from the community by providing afternoon lessons.In recent times, there has been an alarming number of school dropouts in this community.last_img read more

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Training site and hotel promised if L.A. gets games

first_imgThe Anschutz Entertainment Group introduced plans Monday to build a new training facility and hotel at the Home Depot Center in Carson in conjunction with Los Angeles’ bid for the Olympic Games. AEG has committed to build the facilities if L.A. is awarded the 2016 Summer Olympics. The sites would be used by athletes both for training and participating in the Olympic Games. Billed as Phase 2 of the Home Depot Center project, the plans look more like they were drawn for Phase 11/2. AEG has already won approval from the California State University Board of Trustees for a more ambitious expansion, which would also include a new field house, a dormitory and a restaurant. But since getting the approval a year ago, AEG has given little indication of whether or when it intends to build the entire project. One of Los Angeles’ main selling points is that the infrastructure needed to host the games is already in place. In fact, the new buildings at the Home Depot Center would be among only two or three new permanent structures built for the games. “Having the buildings in place means we are not going to be spending our time engaged in an urban-renewal project, which is consuming in terms of time and resources,” said Barry Sanders, chairman of the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games. Sanders said the hotel and training center in Carson would fit into the overall vision of the L.A. bid. “We’re in a position to host major international events over and over again,” Sanders said. “This is an opportunity to keep the spotlight on these athletes for years.” gene.maddaus@dailybreeze.com (310) 543-66339 “All of that is still under discussion, still in the planning stage,” said Rod O’Connor, general manager of the Home Depot Center. The scaled-down plans introduced Monday call for a 150-room hotel and conference center and a training facility. Though AEG displayed architectural renderings of the buildings, most of the details remain to be determined. The agreement beefs up Los Angeles’ proposal a mere three weeks before the U.S. Olympic Committee chooses the U.S. entrant in the international competition on April 14. Chicago is also competing to be the Olympic site. Tokyo, Rome, Rio de Janeiro and several other international cities are preparing bids of their own. The International Olympic Committee will make the final decision in October 2009. O’Connor said that if Los Angeles is not selected to host the Olympics, AEG will reassess whether to build the second phase. last_img read more

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Spurs run riot, pile more misery on Mourinho

first_img0Shares0000Lucas Moura wheels away in celebration after scoring against Manchester United in an English Premier League game at Old Trafford on August 27, 2018MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Aug 28 – Manchester United slumped to a second consecutive defeat on Monday to intensify the pressure on manager Jose Mourinho as Harry Kane and a Lucas Moura double moved Tottenham joint top of the Premier League with 3-0 win at Old Trafford.United now trail Spurs, Liverpool and Chelsea by six points and stand four adrift of champions Manchester City just three games into the new campaign. The odds on Mourinho losing his job have been slashed in recent weeks as he has clashed with the club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward over a lack of signings.Mourinho’s anger at not being given the funds to boost his centre-back options was exacerbated by the poor showing of Eric Bailly and Victor Lindelof in a disastrous defensive showing at Brighton last weekend.Both paid for that performance by being dropped as Mourinho made six changes in all, although Alexis Sanchez was still left on the bench.After a week in which Mourinho’s ability to turn the tide of negativity at Old Trafford was severely questioned, the Portuguese at least summoned a response from his players for the opening 45 minutes.United, though, were left to rue a series of missed chances by Romelu Lukaku before Spurs took control with two goals in two minutes just after the break.Lukaku’s biggest chance came after 15 minutes when Danny Rose’s short passback put the Belgian clean through on goal, but, after rounding Hugo Lloris, Lukaku pulled his shot wide of the far post.– Second-half Spurs surge –Action between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in an English Premier League game at Old Trafford on August 27, 2018Lloris was then equal to a tame left-footed effort by the United number nine before Lukaku headed wide his third opening of the half.Tottenham hadn’t even scored in losing on their four previous trips to Old Trafford under Mauricio Pochettino.Yet, the Argentine’s half-time words of wisdom made a huge difference as Spurs came out a different side after the break.David de Gea had already denied Kane and Dele Alli had seen a goalbound effort deflected wide by the time Kane rose highest from Kieran Tripper’s corner to loop a header into the net.Lloris maintained his place in the side and the captain’s armband despite being arrested for drink driving in the early hours of Friday.And Pochettino’s faith in his skipper was rewarded when Lloris denied Lukaku again with a brilliant save to keep Spurs in front.A minute later, they doubled their advantage when Christian Eriksen’s cross was swept home by Lucas.Mourinho encroached onto the pitch to bellow encouragement to his charges. But the damage had already been done and the final reckoning could have been even more embarrassing for the hosts.Lindelof, on for the injured Jones, was handed a reprieve when De Gea denied Alli after a short back pass by the Swede before Kane headed wide when unmarked from another corner.Lucas did rub salt into United wounds six minutes from time when he outpaced Lindelof before firing into the far corner.Mourinho was goaded with chants of “you’re getting sacked in the morning” by the travelling Tottenham fans.Woodward is not expected to bite the bullet quite so soon. But with United already facing an uphill battle just to make the top four neve rmind challenge for the title, time is running out for Mourinho to get the 20-time champions of England back on track.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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DUMB RAIDER CAUGHT WHEN HE TOOK OFF HIS BALACLAVA DURING RAID

first_imgAn on-the-run raider was caught when he took his balaclava off while robbing a Drumkeen petrol station.Raider was caught when he took off his maskThe dumb Dubliner was part of a six man gang that stole €1,500 in cash and €3,200 worth of cigarettes from the Easy Stop filling station in Drumkeen. John McDonagh of 7 Kylmore Grove, Ballyfermot, was charged with burglary and allowing himself to carried in a stolen vehicle on July 30, 2012.The gang wore balaclavas when they smashed a CCTV camera and entered the store.At one point McDonagh temporarily took off his mask when an automatic security light came on in a stairwell and he was captured on CCTV.His identity was confirmed by Gardai in Dublin where he had previous convictions.Gardai also identified him on CCTV as a passenger of stolen van, fitted with false number plates which had been spotted outside a Lifford filling station.McDonagh has a number of previous convictions including possessing a firearm and ammunition, theft, assault and motoring offences.He escaped from Loughlin House in 2011 and was later arrested in Northern Ireland.Judge Donagh McDonagh sentenced him to three years for burglary and two for being carried in the stolen van, with both to run consecutively after he completes his current sentence.DUMB RAIDER CAUGHT WHEN HE TOOK OFF HIS BALACLAVA DURING RAID was last modified: July 25th, 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:DrumkeenEasy Stop Filling stationJohn McDonaghlast_img read more

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Is this Man United’s XI for next season with Lucas, Dier and more new signings?

first_img Centre back: Eric Bailly – Brought in last summer, Bailly quickly established himself as the Red Devils’ best centre-back. Though his season has been affected by injury, the youngster is sure to be even better next term. 11 Manchester United’s season is finally over, and it ended in success with the Europa League victory over Ajax.Jose Mourinho guided the Red Devils to two trophies in his debut season in charge (as well as winning the less impressive Community Shield), and ensured the Old Trafford club will be playing Champions League football next season.But that trophy haul will not be good enough next term, with Mourinho targeting Premier League and further European success.To do that, he needs to improve his squad, and United have been linked with a number of players ahead of the summer transfer window.talkSPORT collect some of the most likely rumours, and build a potential United starting XI for next season for Mourinho.You can see the team by clicking the right arrow, above… 11 Defensive midfield: Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) – Replacing Michael Carrick should be high on Mourinho’s list of priorities, and Dier has been targeted to fill the defensive midfield position. He has shown his talent in midfield, and is a truly top class destroyer who is also good with the ball at his feet. Being young and English is an added bonus, though any transfer fee will be astronomical. Goalkeeper: Sergio Romero – click the arrow to see the rest of the team – Romero has deputised for David de Gea superbly this season, and the rumours concerning De Gea’s exit from Old Trafford continue to increase in frequency. Should the Spaniard leave, Mourinho would likely have no problem keeping Romero as his number one for the next campaign. Centre midfield: Paul Pogba – After a slow start at Old Trafford, Pogba started to show his true talents towards the end of the campaign. United are much, much better when he is playing, and the France midfielder will be a guaranteed starter for the foreseeable future. Left back: Luke Shaw – Shaw has endured a disappointing season at Old Trafford, and has been the target of criticism from Mourinho many times this year. However, he is still young, and a full, injury-free campaign could allow him to finally establish himself as United’s first-choice left-back. Left forward: Anthony Martial – Martial has struggled at times this season, with his application and work rate criticised by Mourinho – though he remains a superb player. Like Shaw, he could come into his own next term, and would help form a fearful front three alongside Lucas Moura and Griezmann. 11 11 Centre forward: Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) – Griezmann has consistently discussed his future in the last few months, with United expected to compete a deal for the France star. He would guarantee goals, and excelled under Diego Simeone – a manager whose football philosophy is remarkably similar to Mourinho’s. This is the one signing everyone believes will happen, and everyone wants TO happen. 11 11 Centre midfield: Ander Herrera – The choice of many fans to replace Wayne Rooney as club captain, Herrera has established himself as one of United’s most important players. Any team Mourinho creates will be built around Herrera in the middle of the park. 11 Right forward: Lucas Moura (Paris Saint-Germain) – Linked to the Red Devils by the Sun, United have reportedly opened talks with PSG to sign Brazil’s Lucas Moura. He was a target for Sir Alex Ferguson in 2012, and could finally be moving to Old Trafford. He would offer a world class attacking threat as part of Mourinho’s front three, and crucially, is consistent with his end product. A vital signing with United needing to improve their fortunes in front of goal. 11 11 Right back: Antonio Valencia – Handed a new two-year contract earlier this week, Valencia was arguably United’s best player of the 2016/17 season; he was certainly the most consistent. There would be no point replacing one of the best right-backs in the division. 11 11 Centre back: Michael Keane (Burnley) – Expected to be brought back to Old Trafford this summer, having excelled for Burnley since leaving United, initially on loan, in 2014. Sky Sports claim the Red Devils are keen to sign their former youth play back up, and he could be available for fairly cheap as he only has one year remaining on his contract. last_img read more

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Child awarded €15,000 after father crashes into road sign

first_imgA young child has been awarded €15,000 after the van in which her father was the driver crashed into a road sign.The accident happened in Co Donegal in January, 2015 when the child was a front seat passenger in the van with her father. No other vehicle was involved in the incident.The court heard the child suffered no physical injuries but suffered from emotional stress and was taken to a child psychologist for assessment.Letterkenny Circuit Civil court heard today that the medical expert said the issues were mild to moderate and the child had since made a full recovery.Judge Martin Nolan said he was happy to recommend the offer of €15,000.Child awarded €15,000 after father crashes into road sign was last modified: February 8th, 2017 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:crashdonegalJudge Martin Nolanletterkennyroad signlast_img read more

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TV3 star Lucy Kennedy visits Babyzone at Letterkenny Retail Park

first_imgLucy Kennedy from TV3’s ‘Living with Lucy’ fame is visiting the Babyzone store in Letterkenny Retail Park this Saturday, October 29th.The visit is part of their Babyzone Baby & Toddler fun day which includes FREE draws, FREE Expert advice, FREE barbeque and kids Halloween party and if you dress up in your Halloween costume you could even win a prize (grown-ups too!)The team have planned a full day of FREE events starting at 12 midday. A qualified midwife will be on hand to talk through any queries you may have and experts in baby travel systems, car seats, baby massage, nutrition and weaning will be available. There’s also a wide range of baby and parent related services will be there to talk to you throughout. An expert car seat fitter from Maxi Cosi will also be located just outside the Babyzone store to check your car seat is fitted properly… for FREE!Top brands such as iCandy and Uppababy will be demonstrated, with the new Quinny and Maxi Cozi range being launched by Lucy at 5pm, followed then by an evening barbeque at Babyzone.The Babyzone store in Letterkenny.Babyzone stock all major brands such as Cosatto, iCandy, Uppababy, Maxi Cosi, Baby Elegance and carries a full range of products for your new arrival complete with expert advice and prices to suit every budget. You can also buy online at a time that suits you on babyzone.ie.Evelyn Mc Glynn, marketing consultant for Babyzone tells us “There will be something for everyone at the Babyzone Baby & Toddler Fun day , Expert advice, Halloween art and crafts and of course meet and greet with Lucy.” Evelyn also tells us their Crafty Kids store is all stocked up for Christmas. Also their new Christmas book, “Freckles The Elf Christmas Magic In Ireland” produced by Crafty Kids here in Letterkenny, is now on sale and Babyzone will have lots of copies to give away as prizes throughout the day.For further details http://babyzone.ie/Babyzone.ieLivingWithLucyContact Babyzone on  074 9113455 for all queries and check out our facebook page for further details.TV3 star Lucy Kennedy visits Babyzone at Letterkenny Retail Park was last modified: October 26th, 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

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Taarabt exchange deal mooted

first_imgToday’s encounter between QPR and Chelsea – and Anton Ferdinand and John Terry – inevitably dominates the news.Terry is set to return to W12.Amid tales of a bullet supposedly being sent to Ferdinand in the post, there is also speculation about whether the R’s defender will shake Terry’s hand before the game.The Daily Mirror report the possiblity that all of the QPR team may in fact snub the England captain.Based on a story in the Italian media that QPR are chasing Lazio’s Djibril Cisse, the Daily Mail, The Guardian and Daily Telegraph all suggest the former Liverpool striker could be on his way to Loftus Road.The Mirror believe R’s boss Mark Hughes could offload Adel Taarabt to the Italian club as part of an exchange deal, which is also suggested by The Sun.And The Sun say Chelsea hope to sign Brazilian wonderkid Lucas Moura from Sao Paulo before Tuesday’s transfer deadline.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Homgaty 5Pcs Baby Girls Bow Tie Alligator Hair Clips 34mm Headband Barrettes Ribbed Band, Lovely hair clips

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