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Prison escapee charged for stealing music cart

first_imgOne of the 15 men who last year escaped the Lusignan, East Coast Demerara (ECD) prison and who was recently released after serving his sentence found himself before the Court yet, again this time for stealing a music cart.Teshawn McKenzie, 23, a labourer of Alberttown, Georgetown, appeared before city Magistrate Judy Latchman and denied the charge.It is alleged that on May 12, 2018 at D’Urban and Inniss Streets, Werk-en-Rust, he stole a music cart valued $768,180, property of Azekiel Jackson.The prosecution is contending that the two men are known to each other as McKenzie would use Jackson’s cart to work.On May 12, McKenzie collected the cart, but failed to return it several days later. Jackson attempted to contact him, but that proved futile.As such, the matter was reported to the Police and the defendant was apprehended on D’Urban Street, Georgetown.The cart is yet to be returned to the Virtual Complainant (VC) and as such, Police Prosecutor Quain Harris objected to bail being granted.McKenzie, who was previously convicted for robbery under arms, was remanded to prison. The case will continue on July 16, 2018.last_img read more

Linden municipality boosts capacity with $16M equipment

first_imgThe municipality of Linden Mayor and Town Council (LM&TC) has boosted its capacity with the recent addition of a $16 million John Deere mobile backhoe to its existing fleet of equipment.Acting Mayor Wainewright Bethune said the new piece of equipment, which was purchased using the municipality’s subvention, would aid in the digging of drains, filling of potholes, backfilling of eroded areas, and the clearing of roadsides and other spaces.Bethune noted that the multi-purpose piece of equipment will bring much-neededThe new piece of equipmentrelief to the Linden community.“Definitely, it will bring some changes with all of the work that we have to do, and improve some of the things that we’re doing in and around the community … It will also help with the garbage situation, clearing these little illegal dumpsites. It would help even with the mechanical work in and around the Council … We decided that we would have purchased this piece of equipment sometime in August of last year because we recognise the amount and the variety of work we have to do in the township that this piece of equipment would be appropriate for,” Bethune noted.He added that the equipment would be operated by municipal workers, noting that the Council recently undertook the repair of several minor roads in the town and the new equipment was expected to help expedite works.He noted that with the upcoming Mashramani and Town Week celebrations, efforts would be made to ensure the community was clean.As such, he urged residents to aid in the drive to beautify their surroundings. The acting Mayor also noted that a new pick-up truck was also expected to be added to the fleet. This vehicle, he noted, will be assigned to the office of the Town Clerk to assist officers attached to the environmental, buildings and other departments.“We do expect, within the next three weeks or so that a lot of services in and around the township from the Council should improve,” he noted.Bethune said the municipality was expected to meet with Linden stakeholders to discuss the status of the Council and the direction it intended to take. He noted that while there were a lot of areas which the Council was lacking in, it was urging all public and private stakeholders to come on board and collaborate with resources.last_img read more

Lauritzen’s flip-flop

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Lauritzen’s change of heart shows why we need competitive elections in Los Angeles – something usually lacking. The risk of losing an election helps make public officials do what’s right for the people. Lauritzen, a consistent anti-charter voice, undoubtedly owes his enlightenment more to his desire to win the May 15 runoff election than to any sudden awakening to the fact that the public has lost faith in the LAUSD and is hoping charters will do a better job for the kids. So voters need to ask themselves where Lauritzen will stand if he wins the election: Will he close his eyes to charters once again – as his union backers demand – or will he stay on the side of those trying to improve the educational system? JON Lauritzen must see the writing on the wall when it comes to charter schools. That’s why the Los Angeles Unified School District board member from the San Fernando Valley, who’s in a ferocious fight to win re-election against challenger Tamar Galaztan, has suddenly gone from opposing a charter-school expansion in Watts to being a friend of charters. When it came to a vote, Lauritzen opposed a plan to grant eight charters to Green Dot Public Schools at Locke High School. But after being heavily criticized for his vote, and surely thinking about how it would play on election day next month, he flip-flopped and agreed to back a plan to allow the highly successful charter program to cooperate in reforming Locke. Same guy, same idea. last_img read more

Video referee landmark as Bayern claim opening win

first_img0Shares0000Bayern Munich’s Polish forward Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring a goal during the German First division Bundesliga football match against Leverkusen August 18, 2017 © dpa/AFP / Sven HoppeBERLIN, Germany, Aug 19 – Robert Lewandowski converted a second-half penalty, awarded by a video assistant referee intervention, as champions Bayern Munich opened the 2017/18 Bundesliga season with a 3-1 win over Bayer Leverkusen on Friday.The video assistant referee is being trialled in the Bundesliga this season and came into play for the first time to spot that Lewandowski was fouled in the area in the second-half. The Polish striker dutifully slotted home the penalty to put Bayern 3-0 up after new signings Germany defender Niklas Suele and France midfielder Corentin Tolisso scored with first-half headers.Leverkusen deservedly pulled a goal back at 3-0 down when Swiss striker Admir Mehmedi capped off a bright passage of play with a fierce shot.“That was a special day for me — my first game for my new club and my first goal, that was nice,” said Suele.Leverkusen’s Germany defender Jonathan Tah was left ruing his side’s poor first-half display.“We were asleep in the first half and conceded stupid goals,” said Tah.On a dramatic opening night, the start of the second half was also delayed by 15 minutes as torrential rain swept the stadium.Having won last season’s German league title — their fifth in a row — by 15 points, the thumping win in Munich suggests Bayern are in no mood to relax their iron-grip on the Bundesliga title.The hosts were missing a host of injured stars at Munich’s rain-lashed Allianz Arena including new club captain Manuel Neuer, defender Jerome Boateng and new-signing James Rodriguez.Nevertheless, it took just nine minutes for Bayern to go ahead.Centre-back Suele nodded Sebastian Rudy’s free-kick past his Germany teammate, Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno.Bayern doubled their lead when the club’s record signing Tolisso, who cost 41.5 million euros ($48.6m) from Lyon, headed home on 18 minutes when Arturo Vidal found him in the box.Tolisso could have scored again soon after when he hit the post.Bayern Munich’s striker Robert Lewandowski (C) and Leverkusen’s defender Benjamin Henrichs (R) vie for the ball during the German First division Bundesliga football match August 18, 2017 © AFP / Guenter SCHIFFMANNTorrential rain then forced the start of the second-half to be delayed by 15 minutes.The stadium briefly emptied in the break as supporters sought shelter before resuming their soaking wet seats.Leverkusen’s new coach Heiko Herrlich responded to his side’s woeful defending in the first half with two changes for the second 45 minutes.Germany winger Julian Brandt replaced Jamaica’s Leon Bailey and defender Aleksandar Dragovic replaced new signing Sven Bender at centre-back.It changed little and when Chile international Charles Aranguiz pulled Lewandowski to the floor as Bayern attacked, the VAR spotted the foul and the Polish striker converted the resulting spot kick on 53 minutes.Moments later, Neuer’s understudy Sven Ulreich proved his worth in the Bayern goal to deny Brandt, then Dominik Kohr in quick succession.With an hour played, Bayern’s stand-in captain Thomas Mueller made way for Arjen Robben.Leverkusen showed heart when Brandt’s pass found Mehmedi unmarked on 65 minutes and the Swiss international slotted home their consolation.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

City receives over 30 cm of snow in two days

first_img— Dawson Road Maintenance – North Peace (@DawsonrmNP) November 10, 2019 FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Airport received over 30 cm of snow in the last two days.Environment Canada says 15 cm of snow was received Saturday and 15.2 cm on Friday.  The snowfall warning has ended in the B.C. Peace, but the region could see a small amount of snow on Sunday.  As the snow leaves the area, the wind will pick-up and will bring with it wind chill near minus 27.For Remembrance Day, the strong winds will continue gusting up to 60 km in the morning.  The high should be plus 3, but the wind chill will make it feel more like minus 22.- Advertisement -City snow clearing crews are still working on priority roads, and crews are working on area highways.Drivebc.ca says area highways are snow-covered with slippery sections.  For current road conditions, visit www.drivebc.ca.  If you’re travelling to Alberta, you can find road reports at roadreports.ama.ab.ca.Environment Canada has lifted the Snowfall Warning for the #NorthPeace. We ask that you drive to road conditions, and give our crews space to work. #ShiftIntoWinter #FortStJohn #YXJ #FortNelson pic.twitter.com/gwdNFd6WoJAdvertisementlast_img read more

‘Already a Liverpool player?’ Fans react to striker’s superb performance

first_img1 Liverpool target Saido Berahino smashed four goals past Gateshead in the FA Cup as West Brom ran out 7-0 winners over their non-league opponents.The strikes and the lack of celebration that came with them piqued the interest of Reds supporters as rumours linger surrounding the England Under-21 star.And many took to Twitter to offer their views on the players, any possible deal and how he would fit in at Anfield.But what exactly did the Liverpool fans say? Check out our round-up below… West Brom striker Saido Berahino last_img read more

Vieira: I’m ready if Arsenal need me

first_img0Shares0000After coaching Manchester City reserves Patrick Vieira took over the reins at New York CityNEW YORK, United States, Apr 26- Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira believes he is ready to take over as manager of the Premier League club but says he has not been in contact with them.With current Gunners boss Arsene Wenger leaving at the end of the season, after 22 years at the north London outfit, various managers have been touted as potential replacements, and Vieira is no exception. “If the question is, if I’m ready. Yes, I’m ready,” he told Goal.However, when asked if Arsenal had contacted him, he said: “Honestly and seriously, no. I still have, of course, next year.“It is going to be my contract at least until the end of the season and then after that, anything can happen.“But I have a contract until the end of the season.”The New York City FC manager has led his team to the top of the MLS Eastern Conference after eight games, losing only once. However, a move elsewhere is unlikely as he is contracted to the club until the end of 2018.“When your name is linked with big teams in Europe, it’s good,” he added. “That shows that people are following what you are doing and you are doing a good job.“What is important for me is to focus and concentrate about what I’m doing at the moment.“My head and my mind and my energy is on how to win the next game.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Youth Service in association with the Donegal Sexual Health Forum would like to announce the Fourth Annual Sexual Health Awareness Week ‘Let’s Talk About Sex Week’ commencing April 7th – 12th.The aim of the week is to promote healthy and supportive conversations with young people about sex, sexual health and sexuality.The group is encouraging adults to get involved especially parents, family members, teachers, and youth workers. One of the many events on the Let’s Talk About Sex Week calendar is ‘The S Word- Conference’ which will be held in the Clanree, Hotel April 10th and is host to important topics such as; Young People and Online Safety, STI’s and Contraception, Social Media & Sexual Behaviour, Early signs of abuse in relationships and The impact of sexual violence in the media.Lorraine Thompson, Regional Director, Donegal Youth Service said this is a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of talking to young people about their sexual health.“We want to ensure that young people are supported in terms of having someone to talk to and making sense of all the mixed messages they get and to know where to go to find factual, understandable information.”We are encouraging all groups who work with young people and parents – schools, youth groups, and community groups to come on board and provide events in your own areas. If you would like to add any of these events or information to our Facebook/Twitter pages please forward to lorraine.thomspon@donegalyouthservice.ie   TALKING ABOUT SEX IN A HEALTHY WAY IS OK, SAYS DONEGAL YOUTH SERVICE was last modified: March 19th, 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:Donegal Youth Servicelast_img read more

Watch: Road Safe Road Show teaches students a crucial lesson

first_imgA shocking, upsetting and vitally important message is being brought home to over 2,500 Donegal students this week during the Road Safe Road Show.The Aura Leisure Centre was buzzing with chat and laughter this morning when the first groups of students arrived from post-primary schools all over Donegal.By the end of the hour-long show, the hall was almost silent. MC Charlie Collins sharing road-death statistics at the Road Safe Road Show by Donegal County Council and the Donegal Road Safety Working Group in the Aura Leisure Centre Letterkenny, 8th October 2019The students had heard hard-hitting stories of road accidents and fatalities from local emergency service workers, a road crash survivor and from a mother who had lost her beloved daughter.Denise Harley, mother of the late Kym Harley from Ballybofey, talked about the anguish of losing her daughter in a collision in 2014.“She had so much to live for,” Denise told the crowd. Speaking on the eve of Kym’s birthday, 9th October, Denise said: “Please don’t let that be you, that your mum or dad has to stand at your grave.”The Road Show also featured Lizzie Keys, from Tyrone, who was paralysed as a result of an accident at the age of 19. Life is precious, Lizzie told the students, as she warned them that split-second decisions can change a life forever. Representatives of An Garda Siochana, the Fire Service, Ambulance Service and Emergency Department at Letterkenny University Hospital gave eye-opening insights on the emotional and often graphic realities of attending a crash scene. Their stories were linked by a fictional account of a young local man who had just passed his driving test. But on the night of his celebrations, his dangerous driving led to a crash which took his girlfriend’s life and left him permanently injured.The authorities, medics and emergency workers also talked about how real accidents impact them personally. Their shared view was that they hoped drivers would heed the warnings so that they would never have to attend senseless crashes ever again.The Road Safe Road Show continues on Tuesday 9th October. The event has been attended by more than 30,000 students since it began in Donegal in 2007.The Road Safe Road Show is a unique partnership between Donegal County Council and members of the Donegal Road Safety Working Group which provides a platform to positively influence the driving behaviour of young students as they commence their driving careers or who travel as passengers in cars.Road Safety Officer Brian O’Donnell said: “We need to get the message to all road users that before they get into a car with a driver who exceeds the speed limit, or someone who may be under the influence of drink, or who has taken drugs, or by not wearing their seatbelts, or who use their mobile phone while driving; to stop and think, because the devastation and heartbreak that is brought on your family and on the local community as a result of a road traffic collision is totally avoidable.” Watch: Road Safe Road Show teaches students a crucial lesson was last modified: October 8th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:donegal road safety working grouproad safe road showlast_img read more

Message Center now accepts additional file types

first_img SharePrint RelatedYou’ve Got Mail: The Latest Geocaching Message Center UpdatesOctober 23, 2015In “Geocaching tools”Interviews With Geocaching Filmmakers – Part 3February 20, 2015In “GIFF”Be the First to Find DNF’s in the Geocaching® appJune 13, 2017In “News” There are many good reasons to make use of the Message Center, because there is so much to talk about when it comes to geocaching:It’s a great way to plan geocaching outings with your friends.A good way to ask a friend for suggestions about the best geocaches in your area.You can get a hint from the cache owner for an especially tricky hide.And, because the Message Center is available in the Geocaching® app, you can submit your answers for Virtuals and EarthCaches right in the field.We know that geocaching is better when players communicate with each other so we wanted to make that easier. The challenge, after all, should be in the adventure and not in the tools you use. That’s why we took some time to update and improve the Message Center.With the latest update, you can now send file types such as pdf, doc, or docx* in addition to images to other geocachers. We also cleaned up the look to make it all about your content. If you like even less clutter, you can clean up your inbox by hiding any message.*This functionality is currently not available in the Geocaching® app.We added the ability to forward all messages to email. By toggling this setting “on,” messages you create in the Message Center on Geocaching.com and in the Geocaching® app will automatically be forwarded to your email. Forwarding messages to your email makes searching for previous messages much easier. To enable email forwarding, select the settings button in Message Center and check the Forward messages to email box.Additionally, we made the Message Center a lot more reliable by fixing several bugs. There had been some irregularities with message being displayed as unread, that were read, and conversations out of order. These have all been addressed with this release.Now you can concentrate on the content of your message – rather than the bugs. Let your friends know about the updated Message Center by writing them a message right now.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more