Alleged phone thief on $50,000 bail

first_imgA labourer of Water Street, Agricola, East Bank Demerara was on Monday hauled before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to a simple larceny charge.Leon Davis, 24, denied that he, on February 6, 2019, while in the vicinity of Brickdam, Georgetown, stole from the person of Joel Paddy, a cellphone valued $80,000.While no facts were presented in court on Monday, reports are Davis was acquitted of a similar charge almost three years ago.However, Police Prosecutor Adunni Innis had no objections to bail being granted to the father of one.He was released on $50,000 bail. The case will continue on March 18, 2019.last_img read more

Flyers hand one to Athletics * Updated

first_imgThe Senior Flyers went to bed early on Friday night. In other Flyers news, star-defenceman Kip Noble has joined his hometown Senior Canucks for the rest of the season. Rob Larson says the move was a mutual agreement, primarily so that the Dawson Creek native can play more NPHL games in advance of the Allan Cup. “He’ll still be a big part of our team when we play some ‘AAA’ exhibition games, or down the stretch for the Allan Cup” Larson says. “It just made sense number-wise, and he was able to get more games in there.” Larson says Noble, along with a few other Senior Canucks, will be in the lineup when the Flyers host Augustana College. Fort St. John opened up a three goal lead in the second, when Adam Horst deflected an Arlo Hadland point shot, and Todd Alexander fired a rocket of a backhander off the bar and in. Leading 4-1 early in the second period, the Flyers let up, and allowed the Athletics back into the game. But, the Flyers soon found themselves on cruise control, which spelled disaster. The Athletics scored four straight goals, and had a 5-4 lead early in the third. Kelly McLeod got the ball rolling when he tipped a shot through Baker’s legs. Then Rod Bowers scored a pair of goals, one of which came on a GP powerplay. 1:41 into the third period, Brennan Jones elected to shoot on a short-handed 2-on-1, beating Baker to give the A’s a lead.  Rookie Bryce Novak scored the tying goal, when he walked out from the corner and roofed the puck over David Larson with eight minutes remaining in the third, to send the game to overtime.  But, in that final frame, the Flyers got too casual with the puck in their own zone, giving it away to Jordon Bombier, who fired the winner past Scott Baker.  “Stupid mental errors” were to blame, said Bryce Novak after the game, while GM Rob Larson suggested his team was overconfident. “I just get the sense from our team that they think that we can just walk over teams without playing a full game, and that just doesn’t happen.” Larson also suggested that with the January 10th deadline looming, some of his players will need to show more effort if they want to be part of the Allan Cup campaign. “Some guys don’t realize, but they might be on the outside looking in, if they don’t start changing their approach to the game.” Bryan Lewis opened the scoring, with his first of the season nine minutes into the game. A Troy Yarosh slap-shot that eluded Scott Baker gave the Athletics a powerplay goal two minutes later, and Clayton Bahm gave the Flyers the first intermission lead, when he jammed a Matt Shuya pass past David Larson. The Flyers’ next action is an exhibition series against Alberta’s Augustana College on January 2nd and 3rd, at the North Peace Arena.  Tickets are available at Ernie’s Sports Experts, in the Totem Mall. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Pro Bowl packs a kick for AFC

first_imgPalmer’s hunch proved correct in the improbable final minutes – but thanks to his poise and a costly NFC penalty, the AFC’s Hawaiian vacation ended with another victory. Nate Kaeding kicked a 21-yard field goal as time expired to cap another strong drive led by Palmer, the MVP of the AFC’s 31-28 victory Saturday in the 57th edition of the NFL All-Star game. The NFC trailed 28-14 with three minutes to play before injecting a little drama into this normally mellow exhibition. Steven Jackson scored on a fourth-down TD run and Ronde Barber recovered an onside kick to set up Anquan Boldin’s 47-yard TD catch from Tony Romo with 1:48 left – followed by a tying 2-point conversion catch by Carolina’s Steve Smith. Suddenly, the AFC’s $40,000 bonuses for winning the game were in doubt. But just as quickly as the NFC’s playmakers got back in the game, the AFC got it together again. “I had a feeling they were going to have one more shot,” Jackson said. “These games are all about who lands the last punch, and Carson is a great player.” Palmer, who passed for 190 yards and two touchdowns, calmly led the AFC across midfield. Then Arizona’s Adrian Wilson, mistakenly believing Palmer’s long pass had been tipped, leveled Chad Johnson at the goal line before the throw reached them. The 39-yard pass-interference penalty put the ball near the goal line. San Diego’s Kaeding easily made his field goal to set off fireworks at sold-out Aloha Stadium for the talent-rich AFC’s eighth victory in the past 11 Pro Bowls. HONOLULU – Even while the star-studded AFC cruised to a comfortable lead in the Pro Bowl, Carson Palmer could sense a wacky finish lurking just beyond everybody’s control. “With this much talent, anybody could change the game at any time,” the Cincinnati quarterback said. “You’ve got to expect something crazy to happen, because it will.” center_img Palmer threw a 42-yard TD pass to Johnson and a 72-yarder to Reggie Wayne, and Baltimore’s Ed Reed intercepted two passes before the frantic finish. Palmer, who took over for Super Bowl MVP Peyton Manning after just two series, went 8 of 17 in his first Pro Bowl appearance after missing last season’s game with a knee injury. “This is all just a fun game,” said Reed, who tied the Pro Bowl record for interceptions. “Carson made two great throws and those guys made great catches. We needed those points.” League MVP LaDainian Tomlinson also ran for a score as the AFC underlined its regular-season superiority – but until things got tight, neither side cared much about the result in the league’s annual postseason showcase. Instead, they welcomed new stars such as Vince Young – the first rookie quarterback here since Dan Marino in 1984 – and said goodbye to older pros who won’t be back. Tiki Barber, the New York Giants running back who’s retiring after a 10-year career, scored on a 1-yard run in the second quarter. Kansas City guard Will Shields, who appeared in his record-tying 12th Pro Bowl, also is contemplating retirement. Baltimore’s Adalius Thomas returned Marc Bulger’s fumble 70 yards for a confusing score in the first half, but there was no confusion about the game’s best play: Sean Taylor, the maverick Washington safety, broke the unwritten rule about hard hits in an exhibition when he viciously leveled Buffalo punter Brian Moorman on an attempted fake in the third quarter. “Believe it or not, it wasn’t as bad as it looked,” Moorman said. “It was just hard. It took me a second to realize that it didn’t hurt so bad, so I got right back up.” Tiki Barber threw an interception and rushed for just 4 yards on seven carries, but the veteran scored the game’s first touchdown. He got a standing ovation when a video tribute to his career was shown on the scoreboard with 1:58 to play. “I’ve been ready for this for a while, and I’ve been expecting it,” Barber said. “I’m excited. I’m not sad and upset that it’s over. I’m just real happy that it happened the way that it did, and I achieved all that I have and get to go out on my terms.” Romo passed for 156 yards in the second half, and San Francisco’s Frank Gore made an early TD run. The crowd booed Romo in the second half as the NFC’s early comeback attempt stalled, but the Dallas quarterback led three strong final drives. 160Want 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

Just doing his job

first_imgLos Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Gary Bronner said Lyons, 29, is alive because of Sandoval’s help. “Even to the bigger point, he probably would have died if we hadn’t gotten to him before the next minute – that’s how close it was,” Bronner said. Sandoval, 39, went inside the apartment after Glendora police Officer Mike Skibar went in but could not see more than three feet inside because of “intense” smoke and exited the building, Schmidt said. Bronner said Sandoval put on his breathing apparatus, and Glendora fire engineer Ed Vasquez gave him a 300-foot hose line for safety. “I was feeling around and I felt his left foot,” Sandoval said. “I grabbed both feet and dragged him out.” GLENDORA – Firefighter/paramedic Fred Sandoval estimates he took three minutes to save Bryce Lyons’ life. He also insists any one of his fire crew members could have rescued the Glendora man – who was certain to die from smoke inhalation – inside of a fire-filled apartment building. But May 7, Sandoval was the one who went inside the apartment at about 6:40 p.m. in the 500 block of Parker Drive. “Anyone of them would have done it – it was just Fred’s turn to go in,” said John Schmidt, emergency services manager for Glendora. Fireman Dominic Viramontes and firefighter/paramedic Pat Dunham from Engine 32 in Azusa helped pull him away, Sandoval said. Sean Cusack and George Gonzalez from Sandoval’s Engine 151 helped to resuscitate Lyons, Sandoval said. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Sandoval has worked for the Los Angeles County Fire Department since 1990 as a fire suppression aide, and was hired as a firefighter in 1992. He was also an ambulance driver. He has been at his current Glendora station for 11 years. Bronner said it was a team effort in saving Lyons. “I have an excellent crew,” he said. “It doesn’t surprise me my crew made the right decision to make a difference.” Schmidt believes Sandoval made the difference. “If Fred was on the hero list, I’d vote for him.” wes.woods@dailybulletin.com (909) 483-9378160Want 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

MORE THAN 1,000 JOIN GARDA CHECKPOINTS LOCATION SITE – IN JUST TWO DAYS

first_imgA Facebook site warning about the location of Garda checkpoints across Donegal now has more than 1,000 friends – less than two days after it was set up.Garda Checkpoints Donegal has 1,193 likes since it was set up on Wednesday.The creators of the site have defended it saying it allowed people to slow down at dangerous locations where patrol cars normally parked. Posters are asked to post locations of checkpoints across the county.Yesterday posters informed other users there were speed cameras in Letterkenny, on the Lifford Road and in Bundoran. MORE THAN 1,000 JOIN GARDA CHECKPOINTS LOCATION SITE – IN JUST TWO DAYS was last modified: September 14th, 2012 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:CHECKPOINTSFacebookGardaGARDA CHECKPOINTS DONEGALlast_img read more

McKeon gives donations to help DeLay

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon has donated $10,000 to House colleague Rep. Tom DeLay’s legal defense fund over the past year as the embattled Texas representative and former House majority leader faces money-laundering and conspiracy charges. McKeon, R-Santa Clarita, contributed the funds through his 21st Century PAC, a political action committee through which he raises money for Republican candidates and causes, his office said Friday. The first $5,000 donation was submitted in September 2004, with another $5,000 in July. McKeon, whose district includes the heavily Republican Antelope Valley, attended a re-election breakfast fundraiser for DeLay on Thursday in Washington, D.C., but made no further donations. “He supports and wants to help Mr. DeLay and help him fight these charges, which the congressman believes are false,” said Bob Cochran, McKeon’s chief of staff. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals DeLay, 58, and two others are accused of illegally funneling $190,000 in corporate donations to 2002 Texas Legislature candidates. Under Texas law, corporate money cannot be directly used for political campaigns, only for administrative purposes. DeLay, who resigned as majority leader in the House of Representatives after indictment in September, has pleaded not guilty. Pretrial hearings are scheduled after Christmas, with trial tentatively scheduled for January. McKeon’s Washington-based PAC has dished out $342,274 so far in the 2006 election cycle, according to Opensecrets.org, a Web site that tracks political contributions. It has funneled $164,500 to House Republicans, including $5,000 to DeLay’s re-election committee in April. The group received $394,673 so far for 2006, of which $248,650 came from donors who gave $200 or more, including various business and education interests. McKeon is a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Cochran said McKeon has been a longtime ally of DeLay, working with the Texas congressman during his years as party whip beginning in 1994. DeLay served as majority leader from 2002 until he resigned. “Obviously, (McKeon’s) contributions to both his campaign committee and legal defense fund is because he supports the (former) majority leader,” Cochran said. But for local Democratic activist Bruce McFarland, it’s cronyism. “It’s just the good ol’ boys taking care of each other,” said McFarland, president of the Democratic Alliance for Action. “McKeon obviously has no fear of (not) getting re-elected. … There are a lot of people who will vote for McKeon who don’t have a clue what he’s done, good or bad. “He is just a political minion to DeLay. … I’ve never heard him come out against any Republican leader on any issue.” DeLay’s legal defense fund is flush with donations – $318,020 was received between July 1 and Sept. 30 from at least 70 individuals and 35 corporations, political action and campaign committees, according to the Web site. That’s up from the $90,650 the fund received in the first six months of 2006. The Associated Press contributed to this report. Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 eugene.tong@dailynews.com 160Want 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

DDTV – DONEGAL MAN BEHIND THE WORLD’S BIGGEST ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE!

first_imgA Donegal man has gone one further with perhaps the biggest ever Ice Bucket Challenge to date.Not only did Donegal Town man Niall Gillespie complete his challenge on top of a partially-built skyscraper above New York. But he also used a construction bucket holding perhaps at least a hundred gallons of freezing water.Niall completed the challenge with his buddy Henrique Almeida and even took off his hard hat for the challenge.The well-known Donegal man can be heard nominating his friends including Mark Sweeney.Another construction worker then throws a bucket of water over the pair. But Niall then suggests “I think we need a bigger bucket”.Suddenly across the skyline of the Big Apple a huge construction bucket appears before lining up to unleash the huge deluge on Niall and his buddy.A drenched Niall is then heard saying “It’s a good cause guys – donate the money.”Niall thanked Henrique for taking the plunge with him, and to Paddy (Hazel) & Billy for organising the bucket(s)!!!“We would like to nominate Juan Padilla, Mark Sweeney, Guta Gt and my wonderful sis Kally Peace. Ye can make the donations when you are waiting for the video to load!!!!” said Niall. DDTV – DONEGAL MAN BEHIND THE WORLD’S BIGGEST ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE! was last modified: August 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:donegalIce Bucket Challengenew yorkNiall Gillespielast_img read more

VARIFOCAL LENSES EXPLAINED BY BRADY OPTICIANS EXPERT

first_imgVarifocals can be described as reading and distance optical prescriptions combined in to one lens.The lenses have a measured change in strength from the top to the bottom, facilitating clear vision at all distances with the added convenience of only needing one pair of glasses.Because the focal range is varied, wearers will need to use them differently depending on what they are doing. • The upper part of the lens corrects distance vision which wearers will use when watching TV or looking at scenery for example.• The change between the distance and the reading prescription is in the middle of the lens. Wearers will use this part of the lens for viewing things at mid-range, for example when using the computer or cooking.• The lower part of the lens corrects near vision, which wearers will use to do close work such as reading, sewing, arts and crafts etc.For a limited time only, you can now get free reading glasses when you purchase a new frame with premium varifocal lenses (Essilor Varilux Comfort or Hoya Summit PRO Trueform and ID Lifestyle) at Brady Opticians, Donegal Town. Alternatively, if you prefer to have two pairs of varifocals, the second pair of varifocal lenses can be purchased at half price.Terms and conditions apply, so please visit or call Brady Opticians to obtain further details.All premium varifocal lenses at Brady Opticians offer wearers clear comfortable vision in all directions and at all distances, as the various correction areas smoothly transfer in to one another, eliminating any discomfort from sudden transition between optical prescriptions.Satisfaction GuaranteedAll varifocal lenses from Brady Opticians carry a 90-day non-tolerance guarantee. This means that if the wearer cannot adjust to their new varifocal lenses, Brady Opticians will replace them with bifocals or two separate pairs of glasses, i.e. one for distance and the other for reading, up to the same value, free of charge.You can find out more about our range of lenses by visiting www.bradyopticians.com or calling 074 97 21727 to make an appointment with an optician for individual advice.VARIFOCAL LENSES EXPLAINED BY BRADY OPTICIANS EXPERT was last modified: December 10th, 2014 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:Bradys OpticiansFeatureshealthnewslast_img read more

Back to School Picture Special: Class begins for pupils across Donegal

first_imgBack to school season is upon us this week as schools all over Donegal welcome new arrivals through their gates.Primary and secondary schools are celebrating all the new happy faces in their halls with great photos and sending them into Donegal Daily.This picture special shows first years, baby infants and even babies on their first days marking important milestones. Check out the photos below, and if your school wants to share their photos, email info@donegaldaily.com. Glenmaquin NS welcomes two new infantsSt Columba’s NS Ballylast CastlefinnPhilip, Sophie, Grace and Caitlin on their first day at St Columba’s NS Ballylast Castlefinn with their teacher Joleen McHughRay Outdoor School, RathmullanIt was a busy first week at Ray Outdoor School, Rathmullan. On their first day back the children were busy making mud paintings and leaf puzzles in the forest. Owner Sally O’Donnell joined the children as they explored the outdoor setting which provides endless opportunities for learning. Located close to Rathmullan, the outdoor school is part of a trio of Early Learning Schools across Donegal where children spend 90% of their time outdoors. To find out more about Early Learning Schools and the benefit of outdoor learning visit earlylearningschools.ie.Ray Outdoor School, RathmullanRay Outdoor School, RathmullanRay Outdoor School, RathmullanRay Outdoor School, RathmullanRay Outdoor School, RathmullanRay Outdoor School, RathmullanRay Outdoor School, RathmullanRay Outdoor School, RathmullanRay Outdoor School, RathmullanRay Outdoor School, RathmullanFinn Valley College, Stranorlar welcomes First Year Class of 2017/18Finn Valley College First Year StudentsFinn Valley College First Year StudentsFinn Valley College First Year StudentsFinn Valley College First Year Students1ú Bl 2017 at Coláiste Ailigh,  Leitir Ceanainn Back to School Picture Special: Class begins for pupils across Donegal was last modified: September 6th, 2017 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:Back to schooleducationfirst yearspicture speciallast_img read more

PO posts a profit!

first_imgAugust 30, 2004The South African Post Office (Sapo) is out of the red – for the first time in 200 years. It has reported a bumper R27-billion profit for the 2003/4 financial year, described by the parastatal as the most significant in history.Sapo is one of the largest business concerns in the country, with more than 2 700 outlets and 5 500 service points. It delivers around eight million items to almost 6.5-million addresses daily – amounting to some 37 tons of mail.Sapo chief executive Maanda Manyatshe said its achievement is all the more remarkable because postal services internationally are in decline, and the profit posted was an about-face from the losses of previous years amounting to hundreds of millions of rands.Sapo says its motto: ‘We will deliver, whatever it takes’, has impacted considerably on its performance, and that its emphasis has been on meeting customer needs, providing excellent service and improving efficiencies.At the same time, it focused on several turnaround projects aimed at improving profitability and long-term results within the framework of its universal service obligations. Since privatisation four years ago, the Post Office has also reduced its staff from 30 000 to 18 000.Turnover reported for the year was up 9.4% to R4.020-billion, while cash generated from operations was up 86% to R283-million. Operating profit before post-retirement medical benefits was up a staggering 632% to R266-million.Although trading operations turned a profit, overall the group incurred a net loss of R74.7-million, due to the cost of post-retirement medical benefits, Manyatshe said.He said Sapo aimed to leverage its infrastructure to provide a range of services, including banking, career and Internet services. “We want to make more than R100-million profit next year,” he said.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more