Crime Chief Lyndon Alves

first_img– re-elected Chairman outlines developmental plansDexter Harding (extreme right) and members of the new CDCFollowing the hosting of community elections last Friday, new members have been elected to serve on the Coomacka Community Development Council (CDC) in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).Re-elected as Chairman was Councillor Dexter Harding, while Carolyn Ettiene was elected Vice-Chairman. Harding won against his opponent Wendy Wagner, 78 votes to 38.Other members of the Council now include Secretary, Bernadette Torres; Treasurer, Verna Wilson-Thom; Secretary/Treasurer, Donna Thom, while Committee Members include Odessa Jones-Adams, Oswald Charles, Kenrick DeClou and Kurt Lewis. The election was officiated by Community Development Officer and Councillor Denise Belgrave.Speaking with this publication on Monday, the newly re-elected Chairman of the CDC outlined some of the plans of the Committee in moving the community forward. Some of the top priorities on the agenda is working to eradicate land and political issues.“NICIL [National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited] officials are working to regularise lands in the area, but…they had side-stepped the previous CDC and worked with a political activist on the ground and it had caused confusion, where residents were not pleased with the way it was carried out. So, I’ll be working to see that folks in the community are pleased with NICIL. I’m asking also that the President and relevant officials see that transparency be carried out in the community so that we’ll not further fracture the community politically, because we have a political fracture whereby we have a division in the community. I’ll be working on this to ensure that as a people we have unity to move forward so that the next generation would not be in the situation that we are in,” Harding noted.He added that the new CDC will meet today to propose the completion of a community hub and kitchen, a poultry pen, which will house 100 meat birds, and a permanent place to house a forestry, hub and CDC offices.“So we’ll be working on these projects to have them completed…we’ll also be talking about the 20 persons to join the HEYS [Hinterland Employment and Youth Service] programme and we have to put together a list for the drainage project, also for those who will be cooking on the feeding programme for the primary and nursery schools. These are things we will ensure we put in place in the first quarter”, Harding further outlined. He noted too that the lighting and fencing of the community ballfield and other projects are also on the agenda.Harding said he was happy and excited to continue to work within the community. With this being his third time being elected to serve in the capacity, he said he does not think he will be running for a fourth term. He noted, however, that he will be working over the next two years to accomplish the goals set out by the CDC.last_img read more

Knights of Columbus finish All Peace Action with busy weekend

first_imgHigh Prairie erased the one goal lead early in the second, but the Flyers regained control after an Emerson Loewen snap shot scored from the point. Loewen’s goal gave the Flyers a 2-1 lead, which lasted all the way until there were just three minutes left in the game.Unfortunately, the Flyers’ limited bench caught up to them near the end of the third, and High Prairie was able to tie the game at the end of the final frame, resulting in a 2-2 final score.After their three game weekend, the Knights of Columbus will travel to Dawson Creek this weekend to compete in a tournament, which will be followed by starting their All Peace playoff run and B.C. Provincial championships. On Saturday, Feb.11, the team travelled to Grande Prairie with only ten skaters healthy enough to play. The game’s opening goal was scored by Grande Prairie, who scored the lone goal of the first period.The 1-0 lead didn’t last long in the second period, as only 90 seconds in, Elias Thompson scored Fort St. John’s first goal of the weekend, tying the game at 1-1.With only 60 seconds remaining in the second period, Grande Prairie once again took a one goal lead, which carried over into the final frame. In that third period, Thompson scored his second goal of the game, set up by Gavin Gould, tying the game at 2-2 which was the final score of Saturday’s game.- Advertisement -Sunday, Feb.12, the team travelled to High Prairie for a double-header. The Knights of Columbus’ depleted roster received reinforcements Sunday, as a couple affiliated players joined the team for their two-game-day.The team’s first game went as smoothly as a hockey game can. The Flyers scored six goals, thanks to two-goal performances from Ricky Bateman and Nolan Logan, with Thompson and Nolan Legace each scoring once for a 6-0 final. Affiliate player Bradley Dixon had a great first game as a call up, earning 3 assists in the game.Game two was a much closer tilt. Flyers affiliate player Devin Swanson’s point shot opened the scoring in the first, which was the only goal in the opening frame.Advertisementlast_img read more

Richards got stoned on dad’s ashes, coke

first_imgKeith Richards has acknowledged consuming a raft of illegal substances in his time, but this may top all. In comments published Tuesday, the 63-year-old Rolling Stones guitarist said he had snorted his father’s ashes mixed with cocaine. “The strangest thing I’ve tried to snort? My father. I snorted my father,” Richards was quoted as saying by British music magazine NME. “He was cremated, and I couldn’t resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow. My dad wouldn’t have cared,” he said. “… It went down pretty well, and I’m still alive.” Richards’ father, Bert, died in 2002, at 84. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

LETTERKENNY ROVERS U16’S KEEP CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DREAMS ALIVE WITH EMPHATIC WIN OVER GWEEDORE UTD

first_imgLetterkenny travelled to Gweedore on Friday night to take on Gweedore United under the lights and came away with a fantastic win. Conor O’Donnell in action for Letterkenny Rovers U16 team.Letterkenny travelled knowing nothing less than a win would do to keep their Champions League hopes alive as Gweedore were still looking for what would be their first win of the season.The visitors started strongest with numerous chances including Jeaic McKelvey and Tarlach O Bolye’s one on ones which were both saved by the Gweedore goalkeeper. Letterkenny continued to push on and midway through the second half left midfielder Shay Doherty slot home to put Letterkenny 0-1 up.It wasn’t long till the home side responded with an equalizer against the run of play when Gweedore midfielder struck from 30 yards with the wind carrying the ball over Letterkenny goalkeeper Eoin O’Boyle.The sides went in level at the half.Gweedore kicked off the second half with a gale blowing in their face and within seconds of the restart letterkenny took the lead through Tarlach O Boyle who finished a low cross from the left side. The visitors powered on from there and O’Boyle struck home his second of the game.Letterkennys Conor O’Donnell and Eoin Kelly both got on the score sheet before O’Boyle complete his hat-trick with seconds remaining.Letterkenny bagged all three points to leave them in a champions league spot heading into the final game of the season while Gweedore United still in search for their first win of the season. LETTERKENNY ROVERS U16’S KEEP CHAMPIONS LEAGUE DREAMS ALIVE WITH EMPHATIC WIN OVER GWEEDORE UTD was last modified: December 17th, 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)last_img read more

SHEEPHAVEN SUB-AQUA CLUB TRAINEES BEGIN THEIR TRAINING

first_imgSHEEPHAVEN SUB AQUA CLUB NOTES.14th February 2016. The Sheephaven SAC Trainee Class of 2016 began their in-water training last Wednesday evening in the Mevagh Dive Centre dive pool.Prior to the pool session the trainees completed another round of lectures at the clubhouse delivered by Anne Boyle, Sheephaven Training Officer and other club Instructors.The pool session focused on the trainees establishing key snorkelling skills, which are an essential prerequisite to diving.These skills include water entry technique, finning technique, mask clearing, free diving and casualty towing, all of which the trainees completed quite comfortably. The next pool session will introduce the trainees to scuba gear, where they will get to use the full benefit of the 3m purpose built dive pool.Saturday morning’s dive was to Dunloan Rock, conducted in one stick thanks to Robin Law providing dry coxswain duties.The dive was conducted on the high water of a spring tide, with the rock completely covered, making for a challenging commencement of a 40 minute dive.Water temperature was 7 degrees Celsius, while horizontally in-water visibility was around 3 metres at a depth of 25 metres.As always the power of the tide and the flora and fauna at this location make it a favourite site for Sheephaven divers and this Saturday it did not disappoint for those on board dive boat Bríd.St Valentines brought Sheephaven divers some lovely weather and a perfect early Spring Sunday morning for a snorkel in PortnaBlagh harbour. In-water conditions were fair with a rolling swell brought in on a north east wind, which had brought air temperature down to less than 5 degrees Celsius.Water temperature felt cold, even though in was no lower that 7 degrees Celsius, while in-water visibility was poor at less than a metre horizontally.Once again the breakfast in Dunfanaghy was so well attended with Sheephaven divers it filled the upper floor of Lizzies, a great morning in the water and as always great craic afterwards.Sheephaven SAC are hosting the Northern Regional Dive Weekend on the 24th June from Downings. The weekend is expected to attract dive clubs from around the region for a series of dives on some of the best sites around these coasts.Sheephaven entertainments’ committee have already commenced planning for the weekend and the club is now calling for volunteers to lead a number of other key functions.With large number of divers taking to the water car parking at the piers will be at a premium, as will also be launching and recovering of boats.With that in mind we are looking for volunteers to manage these operations, as well as filling a host of dive bottles, any club member that can lend a hand over the weekend should contact the Diving Officer at the earliest opportunity.Finally An Taisce’s Clean Coast Roadshow is coming to the Inishowen Maritime Museum in   Greencastle on the 20th February and to Maghery Resource Centre on the 27th February.The Roadshow is running nationwide and it aims to bring together all those with an interest in protecting their local beaches, seas and marine life. These events will include talks on all things coastal and how to get involved in the Clean Coasts programme.National Parks and Wildlife Rangers Emmet Johnston and Emer Magee will be delivering talks on Basking Sharks in Greencastle and Coastal Flora and Fauna at the Maghery Resource Centre respectively.Clean Coasts promote and facilitate coastal clean-up initiatives and marine litter surveys which result in a tangible improvement in Irelands’ coastal environment, by organising hundreds of coastal clean-ups each year. One of their initiatives is the 2 Minute Beach Clean, to find out more go to www.beachclean.net.SHEEPHAVEN SUB-AQUA CLUB TRAINEES BEGIN THEIR TRAINING was last modified: February 16th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Sheep-Haven Sub-Aqua ClubSportlast_img read more

WELL ‘WATER’ YOU KNOW – LIBRARY RE-OPENS AFTER FLOODING

first_imgFurther to the recent closure of the Central Library in Letterkenny due to water damage, the downstairs section of the library is now open to the public.The Central Library at LetterkennyHowever, the Research and Local Studies section remains closed until further notice.Donegal County Council has thanked people for their help understanding during the closure since last week. For further information on Library services in Donegal visit www.donegallibrary.ie or follow us on facebook. WELL ‘WATER’ YOU KNOW – LIBRARY RE-OPENS AFTER FLOODING was last modified: July 17th, 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:Cenrtal LIbraryre-openslast_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL: FINN AREA SCHOOLS ATHLETICS QUALIFIERS

first_imgDay One of qualification in the annual primary school athletics  challenge kicked off Tuesday at Finn Valley in keeping with other regions of the county.The ultimate aim is to join the list of qualifiers on May 30th again back at the superb facilities in Stranorlar.Many stand out performances amongst the 400 plus participants representing 12 schools and it’s the same all over again on Day Two today, Wednesday, with a further 12 schools registering. We will have more pictures and results tonight. PICTURE SPECIAL: FINN AREA SCHOOLS ATHLETICS QUALIFIERS was last modified: May 16th, 2012 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) Tags:PICTURE SPECIAL: FINN AREA SCHOOLS ATHLETICS QUALIFIERSlast_img read more

DD FEATURE SPECIAL – LIFE WITH THE ARRANMORE LIFEBOAT CREW

first_imgFather and son Jimmy and Leigh Early with RNLI first aid instructor Trevor Stevens.Life for RNLI Lifeboat voluntary crew members doesn’t stop when they come ashore from a “shout”. Once the lifeboat is safely back at anchor, the crew then attend training which ensures that each crew member can carry on saving lives at sea.The Arranmore Lifeboat crew look upon their service as something that is constantly evolving and are currently attending a first aid course at the lifeboat station. Competence based training is an integral part of each crew members role in their life saving work on the lifeboats. Each crew member can avail of training in various disciplines including navigation, boat handling, communications and at present first aid.Arranmore Voluntary crew practicing their first aid skillsThe RNLI prides itself on providing the best possible training for each crew member and are continually engaged in research to provide best practice for saving lives at sea.Casualty care is a crucial link in the search and rescue (SAR) chain of survival that allows lifeboat crew members to save lives at sea. Having utilised their previously learned skills to save lives and rescue casualties at sea, continued training assists crew members to provide casualties with the best possible chance of survival, often in a hostile, unforgiven environment and many miles from professional hospital based care.Maritime SAR medicine is a specialist field and the RNLI has a bespoke course that prepares crew to manage any emergency encountered in the operational field of the RNLI. The first aid course being provided to RNLI crew members throughout the British Isles and Ireland at present is specifically designed to depart, as far as practical from the mainstream occupational first aid courses and focus on providing crew members with the maximum amount of knowledge to deal with emergencies at sea.The training has a hands on approach rather than complex theory or diagnosis and empowers crew members to confidently and competently treat casualties and this approach is reinforced by a unique treatment check card, which takes the guesswork out of treating casualtiesThe type of emergencies lifeboat crew deal with are, at a basic level, similar to emergencies one encounters on shore, can involve loss of limbs, burns, breathing difficulties and heart problems but are sometimes many miles from a mainland hospital and only the expertise of the lifeboat crew, without having to rely on memory, because of the card reference system operated by the RNLI, can mean the difference between life and death.The course is accredited by the RNLI Medical and Survival Committee, The Trauma and Critical Care Group and is approved by The Royal College of Surgeons and the Paramedic Department.The system itself is highly regarded by many other emergency services as it is being continually reassessed and upgraded. The course is delivered at a time and place, usually at the local lifeboat station, which is convenient to crew members and is the last of this course to be delivered prior to the next upgrade in January 2014.The new changes will include a portable stretcher which can be accommodated in the smaller class inshore lifeboats, the introduction of the use of drugs to alleviate breathing difficulties, the use of more user friendly check cards and the reassessment of the treatment of head injuries at sea.RNLI trainer Trevor Stevens, said “The training which crew members receive is specially designed so that each crew member is guided by the same protocols no matter where, within the spectrum of the RNLI, they operate. We are confident that our voluntary crew can competently deal with any emergency, large or small to a high standard and it is the aim of the RNLI to provide the best possible training to our voluntary crew.”DD FEATURE SPECIAL – LIFE WITH THE ARRANMORE LIFEBOAT CREW was last modified: October 21st, 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:ARRANMORE LIFEBOATcrewtraininglast_img read more

€93,000 Clár funding investment for local organisations

first_imgDonegal TD Joe McHugh has welcomed more than €93,000 funding under the Clár programme for a number of First Responder organisations in the county.“With these organisations benefiting from such valuable funding and financial support this Government is investing in efforts to save lives,” Mr McHugh said.“From Ardara, to Falcarragh, to Sheephaven and further afield this Government is demonstrating the importance of supporting community-based organisations and the selfless work that they do. “It’s when we are in most need that we turn to these First Responders and I want to thank them for their life-saving efforts. They deserve our utmost respect.”Under the latest round of Clár funding from the Department of Rural and Community Development Donegal Mountain Rescue has been awarded €18,718 to purchase equipment; Donegal Community Rapid Response €28,156 also for equipment; Falcarragh First Responders receive €6,630 for equipment; Ardara Cardiac First Responders secured €11,339 to cover costs for a defibrillator and equipment; and Sheephaven Sub Aqua Club has been granted €28,290 for equipment.Mr McHugh, Government Chief Whip, added: “Rural communities benefit hugely from the Clár funding programme and this latest support is investing in people who put the lives of others ahead of themselves.“Many volunteers sacrifice their time, skills and energy for the betterment of communities around the county and I am delighted that my Government colleague Michael Ring T.D., Minister for Rural and Community Development, has focused so intently on this area. “It is the third week in row that Minister Ring has been able to announce funding under Clár in Donegal. We have had hundreds of thousands announced for school safety and play areas and now more than €93,000 on First Responders.“This kind of financial support is a world away from damage wrought on community groups by forced cuts from the broken economy left behind by Fianna Fáil.”Mr McHugh added: “A third week in a row of Clár funding announcements should also put to bed, once and for all, the unfounded criticism about the extent of Clár funding in Donegal and these consistent approach is further proof of it were needed that the Fine Gael Government is delivering for Donegal and that rural support programmes are high on the agenda.”€93,000 Clár funding investment for local organisations was last modified: July 12th, 2018 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

Barnsley 2-3 QPR: Highlights of Rangers’ victory against the Tykes

first_imgYun Suk-Young scored his first goal for QPR, who ended the regular season with a victory and will play Wigan over two legs in the play-offs.See also:QPR’s left-back dilemma: the pros and cons of the four main optionsBond eyes ‘amazing’ promotion after winBarnsley v QPR player ratings Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img