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Police issued wanted bulletins for men already in custody

first_imgPolice on Monday issued wanted bulletins for two men even though they had been in custody for more that 72-hours.According to the police wanted bulletin, 28-year-old Yougendra Jeenarine of Lot 439 Bush Lot, Corentyne, Berbice and his 32-year-old accomplice, Kelvin Shivgobin of Belvedere, Corentyne, Berbice, are wanted in connection with the murder of two brothers: Harricharran and Premcharran Samaroo, both of Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne, on December 31, 2018.Attorney-at-law Chandra Sohan said one of the men was arrested since Thursday and the other on Friday.“I am representing Yougendra Jeenarine and the police arrested him on Thursday. Right now I am trying to find out why he is still in custody,” Sohan told Guyana Times on Tuesday evening.He said Jeenarine was arrested and initially taken to the Whim Police Station but was taken to Central Police Station on Friday. However, later in the day he was taken to the Reliance Police station.“I went there on Friday to see him and on Saturday they took him to the Sisters Police station I went there to see him and he told me that he was beaten and I made a request for him to be taken to see a doctor and they took him to the New Amsterdam Hospital. I was there with him till into the night and then I left him there,” Sohan explained.The Attorney further pointed out that the police have his client in custody beyond the allotted 72-hour detention period.“His constitutional rights have been breached and I have asked the police why this is so but they said to me that they have an order granted by a Judge to extend his stay in custody. I have asked them to show me that order but they can’t find it to show it to me. I don’t think that they would have gotten a Judge on Sunday morning to sign that document.”Meanwhile, the Attorney said Shivgobin is not his client but his relatives have been in contact with him.He informed this publication that a request was made to the police on Tuesday to have him taken to see a doctor after allegations that he received injuries while in custody. This, he noted was not done up to Tuesday evening.last_img read more

Woodruff goes back on air

first_imgShe said one of her greatest strengths was her friend Melanie Bloom, widow of NBC journalist David Bloom, who died in Iraq in 2003 from an apparent blood clot. Bloom, who also appeared on the broadcast, said Lee Woodruff never left her side after her husband’s death. So the two women flew to Germany together after Woodruff was injured, and on the plane discussed how everything could play out. “I’m your worst-case scenario,” Bloom said she told her friend. “The worst thing that could happen is that we would lose Bob, and my girls are OK and I’m OK. And so, worst-case scenario – let’s go from there.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The wife of former ABC news anchor Bob Woodruff says she wondered if she’d ever have her husband back after he suffered brain injuries in an Iraq roadside bomb attack last year. “I didn’t care about Bob the anchor. I didn’t care about Bob the career person, and the Bob that was being flashed all over the TV. This is my husband, this is my kids’ dad,” Lee Woodruff said Tuesday on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” “I just looked at (the doctor) and I said, `I just want to know, will he still love me?”‘ Bob Woodruff met with reporters in New York on Monday for the first time since being injured 13 months ago. But Winfrey’s show was the first time Lee Woodruff talked at length about the ordeal. “It still astounds me that we’ve been able to get through what we’ve gotten through so far,” said Bob Woodruff, who was injured about a month into his tenure as co-anchor of “World News Tonight.” The couple, who have four children, appeared on Winfrey’s show to discuss their memoir, “In an Instant: A Family’s Journey of Love and Healing,” published by Random House. Woodruff was riding in an Iraqi army tank in Taji, Iraq, his head and upper body exposed through the hatch on Jan. 29, 2006, when a roadside bomb tore off part of his skull. Cameraman Doug Vogt was also wounded. Lee Woodruff said that when she first saw her injured husband, in a hospital in Germany, he was in a coma and doctors had removed part of his skull because his brain was swollen. “The left side of his face looked like a monster, it looked like a Frankenstein experiment,” she said. “His brain was swollen out of his head like a rugby ball.” last_img

City of Fort St John to hold Open House this Saturday to review updates to Zoning Bylaw

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John will be holding another Open House at the North Peace Cultural Centre this Saturday, August 10, to review the updates to the City’s Zoning Bylaw.City Planning Manager, Renée Jamurat, says the Open House will give residents the opportunity to come and see what changes are being made to the Zoning Bylaw.According to Jamurat, the Zoning Bylaw is being updated, as under the Official Community Plan, to provide greater clarity for existing zoning requirements and to improve the user-friendliness of the bylaw, such as using simple language.- Advertisement -“We really wanted to make sure that the Zoning Bylaw is user-friendly. It has clear language that people can understand. We have illustrations in there to help explain that. We talk about definitions to ensure that they are clear and consistent.”The updates also include reviewing existing zoning requirements for items such as parking, suites, and landscaping.The Open House for updates to the Zoning Bylaw is this Saturday, August 10, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the North Peace Cultural Centre.Advertisement For more information, you can visit letstalk.fortstjohn.ca.last_img read more

Not yet Uhuru, says Nakumatt boss Medo

first_img“No, no, no; it is not yet done (on relegation fight). We are coming along well but still have a long way to go. We have to live one game at a time,” the tactician said after his side’s crushing 6-1 result against Kakamega Homeboyz at Camp Toyoyo on Sunday.He added; “We have a very ambitious owner, a very ambitious chairman and so am I. I would want us to go as far as we can go. Definitely we have to consider factors such as injuries and fitness but our ambition is to keep going, keep winning.”The victory was Nakumatt’s biggest win in top flight and further laid bare their statement of intent.“We prepared very well for this game. It was a match we played at home and we had to change a few details like the style of play. The key was to keep the ball on the ground because it is a good surface. Just keep it simple; simplicity is the key,” the tactician who has had stints in Qatar said.Nakumatt FC’s Cornelius Juma is joined by teammate Kevin Thairu in celebrating his brace during their Kenyan Premier League match against Kakamega Homeboyz at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on June 17, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe Nakumatt victory was a good rebound for the side having travelled to Awendo last weekend only to lose 3-1 to Sony Sugar. This was their only loss in seven games having picked up five wins and a draw.The match against AFC Leopards was Medo’s first on the touchline before he was confirmed on a permanent two weeks ago.He has brought in a change of attitude and playing style in the team and even former head coach Anthony Mwangi admitted as much that the new boss has made the team tick again.“We have not done many changes in the team. Coaching is about understanding your players and their abilities and making it simple. It is not good to complicate football. We have managed to get these results with the same players we had except two who we have just brought in,” the coach noted.The club has made two additions in the June mini-transfer window, midfielder Harun Nyakha and winger Joe Waithira joining from Wazito FC. Medo has hinted he might be going for more additions before the window shuts.“I am open to adding in more players but the difference with me is that I don’t go for the big names. There are very many players down here who are very good and they just need the right instructions and they will be stars,” the coach added.Nakumatt’s resurgence leaves the relegation battle tightened between Vihiga United, Chemelil Sugar, Zoo Kericho, Thika United, Sony Sugar and Wazito FC.Thika United players hurdle together in prayer during their Kenyan Premier League 1-0 win over Wazito FC at Camp Toyoyo on May 6, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluVihiga, Zoo, Sony and Wazito all picked up draws this weekend while Chemelil and Thika were on the losing end to AFC Leopards and Sofapaka respectively.Thika merely survived relegation last season beating Ushuru FC 1-0 on aggregate in the promotion and relegation play-off and they seem headed to another dog fight this season if they don’t change their tide.Head coach John Njogu however bears a brave face that the club will disentangle itself from the snare of relegation.“We have been making small mistakes that have come to cost us but I am hopeful that we will address them before the season goes in too far. I am optimistic that we can change and get good results,” Njogu said after his side’s 3-0 loss to Sofapaka in Narok on Sunday.KPL Weekend results:Saturday: Mathare United 1 Vihiga United 1 (Camp Toyoyo), Zoo Kericho 1 Sony Sugar 1 (Kericho Stadium), AFC Leopards 2 Chemelil Sugar 0 (Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos).Sunday: Nakumatt 6 Kakamega Homeboyz 1 (Camp Toyoyo), Nzoia Sugar 1 Gor Mahia 3 (Moi Stadium, Kisumu), Sofapaka 3 Thika United 0 (Narok Stadium), Kariobangi Sharks 1 Posta Rangers 0 (Camp Toyoyo), Tusker FC 1 Wazito FC 1(Ruaraka), Ulinzi Stars 0 Bandari 0 (Afraha Stadium, Nakuru).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Nakumatt FC head coach Melis Medo gestures on the touchline during their Kenyan premier League match against Kakamega Homeboyz at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on June 17, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 18- Despite a positive run that has seen his side pick four wins in six matches and revive their hopes of avoiding the chop in their second year in top flight, Nakumatt FC head coach Melis Medo has warned that the job is not yet done.Nakumatt’s run has seen them rise to 12th in the Kenyan premier league standings with 23 points, four away from the bottom three relegation slots thus giving the side a new lease of life after a disastrous start to the new campaign.last_img read more

STUDENTS CERTAINLY NOT ‘DRAGON’ THEIR HEELS IN RAPHOE!

first_imgThere are many myths and tales in the history of Raphoe, but today a new tale was added when a Dragon was spotted making its way through the historical town.But this was no ordinary dragon; this was a Deele College Dragon! Students from the local secondary school have been working for the past number of weeks in the school’s art department under the guidance of Art teacher Patrice Gallagher and today they unveiled the fruits of their labour.A 10 foot red dragon was launched from the school and made its way to the local primary schools, where the pupils took time out from their studies to enjoy the resplendent colours of this magnificent creature.The dragon was ably accompanied by Drummers and Pipers from the Royal and Prior Raphoe and Raphoe central for who added a wonderful musical element to the parade.This is a cross community project, which is all part of ETB week, which is designed to celebrate the changeover from Donegal VEC to the Donegal Training and Education Board (ETB) Over fifty students from Deele College were involved, where they showed their wonderful creative talents and the dragon was enjoyed by hundreds of Primary school children in the area.So if you’re driving through the famous town today, your mind is not playing tricks on you, there actually is a dragon passing by! STUDENTS CERTAINLY NOT ‘DRAGON’ THEIR HEELS IN RAPHOE! was last modified: October 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:deele collegeETBRaphoelast_img read more

Spring break sacrifice

first_imgWHITTIER – Instead of going to the beach or visiting her family, Katie Adolphson will spend her spring break from Whittier College this week gutting houses with a sledgehammer.On Friday, Adolphson, 19, joined 54 other Whittier College students who departed to spend their spring break in New Orleans, helping to rebuild the Ninth Ward, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in August. “It’s a good opportunity to help other people, and forget about your own trivial issues,” said Adolphson. Caroline Heldman, a political science professor at the college, organized the trip. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThis is Heldman’s fifth trip to New Orleans since the hurricane hit. She has produced a documentary about residents she met with after the storm. But, this time, she’s focusing on rebuilding. “We will be helping rebuild, gutting homes, laying concrete, doing carpentry and plumbing,” said Heldman. “It will be roughing it; we’ll shower every now and then.” The group will join hundreds of other college students from all over the country who have chosen to spend their spring break volunteering for Common Ground Collective, an organization that formed after the hurricane to help New Orleans. Lisa Fithian, a Common Ground Collective coordinator, said 2,700 college students coming from every state and seven countries have volunteered during their spring break. “Most of what spring breakers do is house gutting,” said Fithian. “We’ll have done 175 houses by the end of March.” The experience changes many volunteers, said Fithian. “We always say that no one leaves the same way they came,” said Fithian. “This is outside many people’s experiences: it’s a disaster zone in poor, black communities where students from all over the world have come. I think these kids’ minds have been blown.” As Whittier College students packed Friday morning before driving to the airport, they talked about feeling drawn to go to New Orleans. “I wanted to go down ever since it happened,” said Laura Cameron, 21. “I probably would have gone home to Chicago if I didn’t do this. This is a good way to help, and to do something rather than just donating money.” Heldman said she is inspired by the students who joined this trip. “People say college students are apathetic, but I think this overwhelming national response from students says this generation does care about national concerns,” said Heldman. sandy.mazza@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026160Want 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

ATHLETICS – LETTERKENNY AC HOSTS AGM NEXT THURSDAY

first_imgLetterkenny Athletic Club will hold its annual general meeting on Thursday, September 5th in the Station House Hotel at 8.30 pm.All members are asked to attend to reflect on another successful year and to plan out the coming year. New members also welcome.Ivan Toner (20:18) was the highest placed LAC runner in the Brockagh 6K on Friday night last when placing second to Finn Valley’s Gerard Gallagher (20:04). Third was Shane McNulty from Finn Valley in 20:51. On Friday night, Milford AC will stage the annual John Kilmartin 5K. This race has a 7.30 pm start.ATHLETICS – LETTERKENNY AC HOSTS AGM NEXT THURSDAY was last modified: August 29th, 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:Letterkenny AClast_img read more

CELEBRATION AND COMMEMORATION ON OILEÁN NA MARBH

first_imgA memorial service for children who died at birth and were buried at Oileán na Marbh (Isle of the Dead) off the west coast of Donegal is to take place on Sunday.The poignant event is being filmed by Irish-language station TG4 and will see representatives from the Church of Ireland and Catholic Church join with the community of The Rosses in the third year of the special ceremony.It is believed that more than 500 babies, children and some sailors and other adults were buried on the island but it is only after a campaign by the local community, including Annagry-man Seamus Peter Boyle, that the island’s dead have now been recognised and remembered. Oileán na Marbh, near Carrickfinn, lies just a hundred yards out to sea and was used as a burial ground during the 18th and 19th centuries for those who died before being baptised as church law did not allow burial on hallowed ground.Speaking to donegaldaily.com Mr Boyle said: “This was so important for our community to remember those on the island and to pass our knowledge on. It is part of our heritage and it is a good thing that it is not forgotten.“We have all watched the mothers and fathers on the beaches and pier over the years, some going to the island alone, and we knew but it was never really spoken about. Now, there is a memorial cross and a commemorative stone to show that they will never be forgotten.”Everyone is welcome to attend the memorial service which takes place at 3pm on Sunday, said the 66-year-old campaigner. “Things have changed so much and Oileán na Marbh is no longer a taboo subject. Only recently, I was speaking to two ladies who had visited the island and we were talking and they told me that  they hadn’t said a prayer for the babies but had said a prayer to the babies. That’s how much things have changed.“I well remember going with my uncle when I was eight or nine-years-old and he was fishing off the rocks behind the island and afterwards he would get down on one knee and say a prayer.“When I asked him what he was doing he told me it was for all the stillborn babies and babies who weren’t baptised. Well, that stayed with me and I grew up hearing different stories so it is a good thing for the whole community that we can talk about it openly now.”Enscribed on the memorial stone erected by the community are the words: “In memory of the stillborn babies, famine children and sailors buried here in Oilean na Marbh (Isle of the Dead) up until the early 1900’s. Erected and dedicated in 2009 by the community. “Is e an Tiarna m’aoire”.”CELEBRATION AND COMMEMORATION ON OILEÁN NA MARBH was last modified: August 13th, 2011 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)last_img read more

Simi Valley Briefs

first_imgCounty taxpayers owed IRS refunds SIMI VALLEY – The Internal Revenue Service is looking for 243 Ventura County taxpayers whose income tax refund checks totaling $195,081 could not be delivered in 2005. “In Ventura County, the undelivered checks range in value from $1 to $9,070,” said Victor Omelczenko, IRS spokesman in Los Angeles. “California has 14,012 taxpayers with undelivered checks worth over $12 million waiting for them.” Among the Ventura County taxpayers due refund checks are 33 in Simi Valley, 19 in the Thousand Oaks area and 19 in the Fillmore and Moorpark areas and 12 taxpayers in Santa Paula, Omelczenko said. The “Where’s My Refund?” feature on the IRS.gov Web site provides taxpayers with information about their refunds. To use it, taxpayers enter their Social Security number, filing status (such as single or married filing jointly,) and the refund amount shown on their 2004 tax return. When the information is submitted online, “Where’s My Refund?” will show the status of a refund and, in some cases, provide instructions to resolve potential account issues. Those who do not have access to the Internet and think they may be missing a refund should first check their records or contact their tax preparer, then call the IRS toll-free assistance line at (800) 829-1040 to update their address. – Daily News Flu shots offered at Simi hospital SIMI VALLEY – Simi Valley Hospital will offer free flu shots from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Aspen Outpatient Center, 2750 N. Sycamore Drive. Due to limited supply, vaccine will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Vaccinations will only be given to children 6 to 23 months with birth certificates and to adults age 65 and over. They will also be provided to people with chronic medical conditions and pregnant women who have written orders from a physicians. – Daily News Park shuttle free on Veterans Day SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS – The ParkLink Shuttle rides through the Santa Monica Mountains will be free Friday, Veterans Day, and Saturday in honor of America’s veterans. “This is a great time to see the park,” said Woody Smeck, superintendent of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation area, which sponsors the shuttle. “I hope people will take advantage of the free fare to bring their families and enjoy a day in the park.” The ParkLink Shuttle travels over a 30-mile loop system through the recreation area from the Calabasas and Agoura areas to Malibu. For information, call (888) 734-2323. – Daily News Homelessness is topic of meeting THOUSAND OAKS – Information about local homelessness and hunger will be presented at a 7 p.m. community forum Nov. 16. in Nygreen Hall at California Lutheran University as part of National Homeless & Hunger Awareness Week. The forum is sponsored by MANNA Food Pantry of the Conejo Valley, Catholic Charities, Lutheran Social Services and the Ventura County Homeless and Housing Coalition. For information, contact Chris Poynter, program and development director for Lutheran Social Services, at (805) 497-6207 or cpoynter@lsssc.org. According to Lutheran Social Services, an individual earning minimum wage would need to work 125 hours each week to afford a one-bedroom apartment in the community and would need to make $22 per hour to afford a two-bedroom apartment. The average apartment in the Conejo Valley rents for more than $1,000 a month and the annual income needed to afford a market-price home in the area is more than $120,000. – Daily News Cancer workshop open to families WESTLAKE VILLAGE – Families of patients battling lung cancer are being invited to attend a free workshop at The Wellness Community Valley/Ventura, 530 Hampshire Road, Westlake Village, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday. “Frankly Speaking About Lung Cancer: Stepping Back to Take a Closer Look” will feature Harry Menco, a local oncologist who will provide current information about the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer, including novel therapies. Registered nurse Patti Gariano will discuss side-effect management and encourage patients to build relationships with their health-care teams during recovery. All participants will receive a free resource booklet endorsed by The Wellness Community, CancerCare and ALCASE. For more information and to register, call (805) 379-4777. – Daily News Health center lab, cafeteria is open VENTURA – The Ventura County Health Care Agency celebrated the grand opening Friday of the Ventura County Medical Center’s new laboratory, kitchen and cafeteria. The 34,213-square-foot structure at 3291 Loma Vista Road in Ventura cost $16.1 million. It will provide office and work space for 120 employees, while the cafeteria, located on the lower level, has a dining capacity for 270. Approximately 1.3 million clinical tests are performed each year in the laboratory. – Daily News Restoration trust to dedicate trail CALABASAS – The Mountains Restoration Trust, a private land trust that manages natural resources in the Santa Monica Mountains, will have a public dedication at 10 a.m. Nov. 19 for the new Anza Trail at the west end of Calabasas Road. Local, regional and state officials who assisted in the development in the city’s first community trailhead will be recognized at the ceremony. For information, contact President Steve Harris at Mountains Restoration Trust, (818) 591-1701, Ext. 104, or log onto www.mountainstrust.org. – Daily News AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Weeklast_img read more

More jobs created in December

first_img11 January 2012 Over 100 000 new jobs were created in South Africa in December 2011, with temporary work growing the fastest, according to the latest Adcorp Employment Index.“A total of 103 327 new jobs were created in December 2011 – the fastest rate of growth in nine months,” Adcorp said in a statement on Tuesday.All employment categories reported growth in December, with the fastest being temporary work (15 percent) and permanent jobs (six percent), said Adcorp labour market analyst Loane Sharp.He said labour agency work lagged behind with a growth rate of five percent, “possibly reflecting regulative and regulatory uncertainties regarding labour broking”.However, the number of jobs in South Africa was still 850 000 below the peak reached before the 2009 global recession.The country had lost 1.56-million permanent jobs and created 0.71-million temporary jobs since then, Sharp said.In December, the distribution and logistics sector grew significantly at 16 percent, as did the financial services (nine percent) and retail (eight percent) sectors.The index found that no sectors had reported a decline in employment.Job growth was fastest in the low-skilled and semi-skilled job categories.Services workers grew at a rate of 11 percent, clerks at 10 percent and elementary occupations at eight percent.“This is the first time since the 2009 recession that employment growth has been observed in the entry-level occupations,” Sharp said.Sapalast_img read more