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WCD fisherman granted bail for allegedly assaulting wife

first_imgAs cases of Guyanese women losing their lives at the hands of partners continue to be recorded, another alleged woman beater was hauled before the court on allegations of assaulting his spouse.Thirty-five-year-old fisherman Seecharan Kissoon was recently arraigned at the Wales Magistrate’s Court for assaulting his wife, causing her actual bodily harm.The prosecution’s case stated that the matter occurred on June 24, 2018 on the West Coast of Demerara.However, when Kissoon appeared before Magistrate Dylon Bess, he entered a not-guilty plea in a barely audible tone. The father of two said he had no previous court matters even as the prosecution contended that Kissoon had previously threatened the Virtual Complainant.As such, Kissoon was granted bail in the sum of $20,000 and will return to court on September 21, at the Leonora Magistrate’s Court.Meanwhile, the woman was encouraged by the court to seek a protection order against the accused though she claimed that the assault was the first of its kind.Just recently, a father was placed on a bond for six months after he assaulted his adult pregnant daughter who objected to his disorderly drunken behaviour. One women’s rights activist called for stiffer penalties for guilty perpetrators.last_img read more

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$12M upgraded Anna Regina Post Office open for business

first_imgThe Guyana Post Office Corporation (GPOC), in observance of World Post Day, commissioned a rehabilitated Anna Regina Post Office in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam). The Department of Public Information (DPI) reported that the re-opening of the post office falls in line with the theme for this year’s celebration: “Delivering Development”.The rehabilitated Anna Regina Post Office (DPI photo)The rehabilitation of the building cost approximately $12M and now has improved security features, caters for persons with disabilities, better seating arrangements and washroom facilities for pensioners and a room to house an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) hub.In her remarks at the ceremony, Public Telecommunications Minister, Catherine Hughes said the anniversary and rehabilitated post office signifies another worthy stride by the GPOC. The Minister noted that in a changing world, the postal service must be able to adapt to meet the needs of the people.“I am happy to see that we are celebrating, and bit by bit, we are converting and changing and ensuring that we are providing better facilities. In time, I hope that all the post offices in Guyana will reflect the kind of service, the kind of standard we will provide here at Anna Regina,” the Minister is quoted by DPI as saying.Minister Hughes said that the post office will also help to ease the hassle of persons travelling long distances to conduct certain types of business transactions which can be done at the post office.“We want to make it more comfortable and easier to serve you,” the Minister stated, adding, “around the world, the postal service is renewing and reviewing and reorganising and in Guyana, it is no different. We are still keen on making sure that all the post offices can provide modern facilities and technology in this digital world that is coming”.Postmaster General (acting) Anastasia Lynch said that the GPOC continues to evolve to effectively serve the populace.“GPOC has diversified and is developing, we are undergoing a transformation, a positive one. Our half-year financial for 2019 is a reflection of this. The reopening of this building is a reflection of this as well. We have made a turn towards development and while the path ahead may resemble an obstacle course, I am reassured by the commitment of the Minister and Board of Directors – the catalyst behind this transformation,” she underscored.Lynch noted that the GPOC is operating at an optimal level, delivering 98% of its mail within two days.last_img read more

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ISKCON inaugurates 5th landmark temple

first_imgThe International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) on Wednesday inaugurated its fifth landmark temple in observance of its 50th anniversary celebrations.The temple, which is located at University of Guyana Road and East Coast Railway Embankment Greater Georgetown, will be grandly opened during a five-day festival, which began on Wednesday.The main focus of the talks to be presented is to honour and praise Srila Prabhupada, the founder of ISKCON.Srila Prabhupada (1896-1977) is known to be the creator of the Hare Krishna chant throughout the world.ISKCON’s Temple at University of Guyana Road and East Coast Railway Embankment, Greater GeorgetownHe started a spiritual revolution where devotion, simplicity and compassion became the direction of living.Coming from a lineage of self-realised teachers, Prabhupada gave a fearless exposition of devotional wisdom, which has been treasured within India for centuries.The second day of the opening of the temple will see Government officials joining hands with the organisation to tie in the grand opening with Guyana’s 50th Independence celebration.The third day of the event will be named Prabhupada Day. The devotees will use that day to share memories and realisations about the ISKCON founder alongside a six-hour kirtan mela and ceremonial bathing of Srila Prabhupada’s murti form.A parade will be held on day four of the celebrations with red and yellow chariots parading through main Georgetown streets like Vlissengen Road and the Railway Embankment Road, before arriving at the new temple.The festivities each day will conclude on the final day with a delicious feast served to all.last_img read more

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Spector case evidence taken?

first_imgSpector’s murder trial is already under way but the jury has been sent home until next week. The lawyer being questioned was Sara Caplan, an associate of Robert Shapiro, the first lawyer to represent Spector. The two attorneys also worked together on the O.J. Simpson trial. Caplan had been accused by a law clerk who testified earlier that she picked up a small white object in the foyer of Spector’s castle-like mansion. Caplan denied that. “I would never touch an object at an alleged crime scene ever,” she said under questioning by defense lawyer Roger Rosen. “I value my ethical responsibilities.” Deputy District Attorney Alan Jackson then took over questioning. A lawyer who once worked for Phil Spector surprised a courtroom with the disclosure Thursday that she saw famed criminalist Henry Lee pick up a small white object the size of a fingernail at the scene of Lana Clarkson’s death in the record producer’s home. The surprise testimony at a hearing outside the jury’s presence raised anew the prosecution claim that the defense concealed a key piece of evidence in the Feb. 3, 2003, shooting – part of an acrylic fingernail missing from Clarkson’s right hand. The prosecution is expected to ask for severe sanctions against the defense if it is shown that lawyers purposely withheld evidence. Defense lawyers have claimed for more than three years that the nail does not exist and they did not seize it as evidence. The prosecution says the fingernail could show whether Clarkson was in a struggle when she died. “Did you see anyone manipulate a small white object?” he asked. “Yes,” said Caplan. “I had no understanding of what it might be.” She said she was part of the defense delegation that went to Spector’s home on Feb. 4, 2003, after authorities completed their evidence gathering at the scene. Lee was part of the team and all were scrutinizing the foyer area where Clarkson was shot, looking for anything that might have been overlooked by law enforcement. “I pointed out a few things to Henry,” said Caplan, recalling one white object. “He had on rubber gloves and had a tweezer. He said, `Might be interesting,”‘ she said. Caplan said Lee picked it up and put it in a vial. Asked to describe the object, she held up the thumb of her right hand and said, “About the size of my fingernail.” Asked to describe the object, Caplan said, “It was flat with uneven edges, a solid object.” She said she had no idea what became of the item after Lee placed it in a vial. “I didn’t watch what he did with it,” she said. Lee has said in his official report that the only things he recovered were two white threads and some carpet fiber taken for samples. Spector, 67, whose “Wall of Sound” transformed rock `n’ roll in the 1960s, has pleaded not guilty in the case, and his lawyers have argued the actress shot herself.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Brazil vs Belgium: World Cup match preview, commentary, predicted teams and more

first_img Hazard (left) and Neymar (right) are the talismen 2 Marcelo is back in training 2 It’s the quarter-finals and Brazil vs Belgium is set be an absolute thriller in Kazan.As we get to the business end of the tournament, we now have two titans going head-to-head for a place in the World Cup semi-finals. The Selecao are without their rock in central midfield – Real Madrid’s Casemiro picked up his second yellow against Mexico and will be suspended for the quarter-final. Tite has a more-than-capable replacement in Manchester City’s Fernandinho, though.Brazilian full-back Marcelo missed the last-16 through injury but has returned to training.Belgium are injury-free, although Roberto Martinez has a selection headache after substitutes Nacer Chadli and Marouane Fellaini proved to be the match-winners against Japan.Predicted line-upsBrazil: Alisson; Fagner, Silva, Miranda, Marcelo; Paulinho, Fernandinho, Coutinho; Willian, Jesus, Neymar.Belgium: Courtois; Alderweireld, Kompany, Vertonghen; Chadli, Witsel, De Bruyne, Meunier; Fellaini, E. Hazard; LukakutalkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Neymar vs Eden Hazard. Philippe Coutinho vs Kevin De Bruyne. Willian vs Dries Mertens.If it’s anything like the Red Devils’ dramatic 3-2 comeback victory over Japan in the last-16, then we’re in for a treat.Brazil made lighter work of their route to the quarter-final, cruising past Mexico with a 2-0 win.Neymar and Hazard are arguably the two best players remaining at the tournament and both will be desperate to shine in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.You can listen to the match unfold live from the Kazan Arena on talkSPORT.What the managers are saying:Tite (Brazil): “It will be a great match. Both teams excel with a beautiful football. Belgium have great players and a great coach as well. I’ve always put them in the group of favourites (for the title).”Roberto Martinez (Belgium): “We will need power. We have to defend as well as we can and then cause them pain when we have the ball.”What the players are saying:Thiago Silva (Brazil): “They are very strong physically and technically. Belgium deserve to play in the quarter-final.“I think that in all competitions, Brazil is the favourite. But we know that’s not enough.”Dries Mertens (Belgium): “With the qualities of Romelu [Lukaku] and Eden [Hazard], we can create a great deal of danger.“We are doing really well. We like to score a lot of goals.”What’s the team news?last_img read more

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DANIEL INUNDATED WITH SUPPORT FROM FANS SINCE MOTHER’S FUNERAL

first_imgHeartbroken Daniel O’Donnell has been hit by a wave of support from fans since the death of his beloved mother Julia.Daniel and late mum JuliaHis supporters have swamped him with almost 5,000 personal messages of sympathy to his personal Facebook page this week.The messages, which include many heartfelt personal poems, have come from fans around the world including Australia, America and across Ireland. The outpouring of grief include messages from fans who recalled meeting Julia with Daniel at the Viking House Hotel in Kincasslagh which he used to own.Daniel’s message on his Facebook account announcing his mother’s passing has been supported by more than 16,000 of his fans.Julia’s remains are brought to the church today with her native Owey island in the background. Picture by Joe Boland.Daniel, 52, and his siblings Margo, Kathleen, John Bosco and James said an emotional farewell to their 94 year old mother on Tuesday last at St Mary’s Church in Kincasslagh.Daniel is due to fly to Canada where he will perform for the first time since his mother’s death on Monday next at the Sid Buckwood Theatre in Saskatoon. On the night Julia passed away at Dungloe Community Hospital, Daniel was due to play a fundraising concert for the struggling medical unit.The gala concert was canceled but friends say Daniel has given a commitment to return and play the concert at a future date.“Daniel is very friendly with many of the staff at the hospital and he really appreciated how well Julia was looked after.“He was determined to play the concert as a ‘thank you’ to them for all the care and love they had shown Julia.“He obviously couldn’t after Julia passed away but he is determined to come back and play the concert at some stage in the future,” said the friend. DANIEL INUNDATED WITH SUPPORT FROM FANS SINCE MOTHER’S FUNERAL was last modified: May 24th, 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:daniel o’donnelldeathdonegalfansfunerallast_img read more

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Clark Advances To Finals At Drake Invitational

first_img Flight 3 Results Story Links Flight 2 Results  Print Friendly Version DES MOINES, Iowa – Sophomore Ben Clark advanced to the finals on the second day of the Drake Invitational to lead the Drake University men’s tennis team on Saturday at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. The Bulldogs will wrap up their opening weekend on Sunday with the final day of the Drake Invitational.center_img Clark had little issues with his three opponents as he began the day with a dominating 6-2, 6-2 win over Lewis’ Alan Braschinsky. He then rolled past Northwest Missouri State’s Tete 6-1, 6-2 before defeating NMS’s Romain Boissinot, 6-2, 6-1 to move on to the Flight 1 championship match. Tom Hands, who also played in Flight 1, started his day with a 6-5, 6-2 win over Creighton’s Alex Koca. Hands topped Northern Illinois’ Tom Hjertonsson 6-3, 6-5 and then fell to Gustavus’ Mohanad Al Houni, 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals. Flight 1 Results Freshman Jackson Guilford will play in the Flight 3 consolation finals. He fell to Lewis’ Chandler Stimbert 6-4, 6-4 in the first round. Guilford then defeated Gustavus’ Mason Bultje, 7-5, 5-7, 10-8 and North Dakota State’s Mark Johnson 6-1, 6-2 in the consolation bracket. Ben Wood fell in the quarterfinals in Flight 2 as beat Lewis’ Brendan Peterson then fell to Creighton’s Armando Gandini 6-3, 6-4.last_img read more

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North Star Regatta Cancelled For Rowing

first_imgThe Drake Rowing’s scheduled race this Saturday, the North Star Regatta, in Minneapolis, Minn. is cancelled due to the Mississippi River water level rising too high.Drake will close the fall season against Creighton on Nov. 9.Print Friendly Versionlast_img

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HEALTH: HOW TO LOVE EVERY BONE IN YOUR BODY

first_imgHOW TO LOVE EVERY BONE IN YOUR BODYWhile osteoporosis is associated with older people, it can occur at any age.According to figures from the charity Osteoporosis Society of Ireland, one in two women in Donegal will get it in their lifetime and one in four men. In Ireland, there are 300,000 people with osteoporosis but only 20,000 are diagnosed.World Osteoporosis Day takes place on October 20 and organisers are hoping it’s a chance to look at your bone health.Osteoporosis literally means ‘porous bones’ and is often referred to as the ‘fragile bone disease’.Did you know that weight training for osteoporosis — not just walking or doing aerobics, but lifting weights — can help protect your bones and prevent osteoporosis-related fractures? The Osteoporosis Society recommends eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly also helps to protect bones.High-impact weight-bearing activities such as jogging or jumping are effective in young adults. However, once past middle age, weight-training or classes that contain a variety of activities have been found to influence bone strength.The only test the Osteoporosis Society recommends for the screening, diagnosis and monitoring of bone health is a DXA scan of the spine and hips.Anyone diagnosed with Osteoporosis should be assessed by a physiotherapist prior to staring any form of exercise programme.Anyone who breaks a bone from a trip and fall or less should be checked for undiagnosed Osteoporosis. Anyone who has lost height, developed a hump or has undiagnosed pain should be checked.For more information go to: http://www.irishosteoporosis.ieHEALTH: HOW TO LOVE EVERY BONE IN YOUR BODY was last modified: October 7th, 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)Tags:osteoporosisOsteoporosis Society of IrelandWorld Osteoporosis Daylast_img read more

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Council bids farewell to Senior Engineer Eamon Canney

first_imgLifford courthouse was full last Wednesday with staff, management and elected members who gathered to offer best wishes to respected colleague Eamon Canney on his retirement. Canney first joined the council in 1985, and many stories were shared at the function which was attended by his wife Moira, son Edward and daughter-in-law Hope.A Galway native now living in Donegal Town, Eamon recalled his earlier years working for the council when there were only 27 engineers in for all of Donegal. “When I joined the Council where was only 27 engineering or technical staff in the whole organisation, today there is close to that number of technical and engineering staff in the National Road Design Office in Donegal Town alone”.“I have been in the fortunate position of working with lots of different teams and all of them have shown tremendous talent, innovation and dedication. They are great people and they have delivered quality projects. There has been a clear step change in the quality of infrastructure in Donegal from my early years in the Council and the staff and management of Donegal County Council should take great credit for this”.“One of the things that I have noticed over the years is that when I joined the Council there were very few engineers from Donegal working in Donegal County Council. That has changed, the vast majority of engineers are now Donegal born and this is really important. They have a tremendous sense of place, they are passionate about what they are doing and indeed about Donegal.”“Although I am looking forward to my retirement, I do have mixed emotions.  There is a tinge of sadness.  Looking back over the years, I have worked with hundreds of people in Donegal County Council.  The Council has been a wonderful employer and has always been good to me.” We all wish Eamon and his wife Moira many years of happiness and health as they both enter a new chapter in their lives.Pictured at retirement function for Senior Engineer Eamon Canney is Cllr. Gerry McMonagle Cathaoirleach, Hope Canney, Moira Canney, Edward Canney, Carmel Gallagher, Eamon Canney, Seamus Neely & John McLaughlin Council bids farewell to Senior Engineer Eamon Canney was last modified: July 1st, 2017 by Callum LaveryShare 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:county councilDonegal County CouncilEamon Canneylast_img read more

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