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File to be sent to DPP for advice – Traffic Chief

first_imgSoesdyke-Linden Highway hit-and-runTwo weeks after the fatal hit-and-run on the Soesdyke-Linden Highway, Police are still putting pieces together to complete an investigative file to be sent to the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) for advice.This was related to Guyana Times on Saturday by Traffic Chief Linden Isles during a brief telephone interview.Isles, who confirmed that the main suspect has fled the country, was unable to say whether or not a wanted bulletin would be issued or what turn the investigation would take. He would only say that the policing team is continuing their investigation.Twenty-one-year-old Brian Basdeo was killed in the accident on January 19, whileDead: Brain Basdeoanother was injured.A source close to the investigation told this publication that the suspect’s father and brother were questioned by the police while a white Toyota RunX, suspected to be the car involved in the accident, was impounded.It was reported that the suspect left Guyana on Monday last, two days after the accident. According to the source, the car was found at the suspect’s Diamond, East Bank Demerara home. At the time of the discovery, the source revealed that the car’s bumper had already been changed but there were indentations on the side of the vehicle.The source added that the relatives of the suspect have since told Police that the driver of the car was not on the Linden-Soesdyke Highway when the fatal accident occurred since he and his father had an argument and he had left home, leaving the car parked.But according to the source, surveillance footage shows that the young man was imbibing at a bar at Soesdyke and later left in the same car to drop off his girlfriend who lives on the Soesdyke Highway.The source added that surveillance footage from another business showed the RunX passing from the Soesdyke Highway direction shortly after the accident.Basdeo, an auto body technician of Grass Field, Lusignan, East Coast Demerara, had travelled to the Linden-Soesdyke Highway to tow another car to his home to have it repaired.The car with the mechanical issue was being towed by another car driven by a friend of the now deceased man. As they moved off, the car that was being towed and steered by Basdeo started to make a loud noise.At that time, Basdeo shouted to his friend ordering him to stop. They both exited their vehicles to make checks.Another car then pulled up to render assistance and in doing so, they saw the white Toyota RunX approaching at a fast rate.Guyana Times understands that the man who stopped to help shouted for Basdeo and the other man to move out of the way as he ran to safety.Basdeo was reportedly stooping down to conduct checks on the vehicle when he was struck and tossed by the speeding car. He landed onto the roadway and died almost immediately.His friend, who attempted to run, was also struck by the speeding car, the driver of which did not stop to render assistance. He was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was examined and it was discovered that his left leg was broken in several places. He was treated while Basdeo was pronounced dead on arrival at the Diamond Hospital.last_img read more

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Miss USA event’s Kodak moment

first_imgHOLLYWOOD – For the past week, the Kodak Theatre has been home to 51 of the most beautiful women in America going through the most grueling, least glamorous work of their young, gorgeous lives. “The rehearsals are brutal,” says Meagan Yvonne Tandy, the reigning Miss California USA. “We’ll get here at 9 in the morning, and we won’t leave until 10 at night. “It’s like all-day dancing, one-two-three-four this, one-two-three-four that. It’s very competitive here, and it’s very, very easy to get discouraged. It’s crazy. It’s real tiring – I’m not getting much sleep. “But I’m having a great time.” Those long rehearsals have taken place amid the ripple that has brought an unprecedented edge to the pageant, which will air at 9tonight on NBC. That ripple is the scandal over the behavior of the reigning Miss USA and the state titleholder from Nevada – and its impact on the Donald Trump-owned pageant, which, in television ratings, has unseated Miss America as the nation’s premier beauty showcase. The impact of that scandal has been of widespread interest and possibly a ratings bonanza for the Miss USA 2007 Pageant, which will broadcast during prime time tonight from the Kodak Theatre, with Nancy O’Dell of “Access Hollywood” as host. “I think there’s been more focus on the pageant, perhaps, than there might have been otherwise,” admits pageant executive producer Phil Gurin. “Any time there’s something that stirs up the pot, certainly more eyeballs are going to come to watch.” While Miss USA, Tara Conner herself, has been off-limits to reporters covering the pageant, her troubles with a hard-partying lifestyle – which included underage drinking, admitted cocaine use and eventual rehab – has been a topic of conversation at the pageant, even among the 51 other contestants. “She’s come in front of us, she’s presented it to us, and she’s admitted it and confessed everything, and she’s been very, very open,” Tandy says. “The lesson to be learned with Tara’s situation is a lesson that we’re all human – to not make a big deal about it, to turn it around and make it work to your advantage. And she did.” Trump flair? Trump publicly stood by Conner, refusing to strip her of the title – a decision that possibly shows that, with “The Apprentice” now in its sixth successful season on NBC, he has the same flair for building television ratings as for a multimillion-dollar development deal. “At a time when America has shown its distaste for beauty pageants, Donald Trump has turned the Miss USA Pageant into the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue all wrapped together into one big TV spectacle,” says Hollywood screenwriter and social commentator Teo Davis. “And now he’s capitalized on the bad behavior of some of the contestants to add an element of `Girls Behaving Badly’ that can’t help but drive up interest.” But even Trump apparently understood the show could go only so far. Miss New Jersey, Ashley Harder, resigned in January when she became pregnant. And Katie Rees was stripped of the Miss Nevada title the month before, after pictures surfaced on TMZ.com, showing her kissing other women and simulating oral sex at a Florida nightclub three years ago. On the pageant’s media day Wednesday, the new Miss Nevada, Helen Salas, said she had stepped into the role without a second thought. “I see Katie as a good person, but I don’t focus on the negative,” she said. “I focus on the positives, and I look toward the future.” Pageant organizers themselves said they will not sugarcoat how Conner, a native of Kentucky, nearly lost her crown. “Certainly, our reigning Miss USA is going to be on television and we’re certainly not going to shy away from referring to what happened,” said Gurin. “Why shy away from what’s part of our family? We embrace our family.” Fascinating entrants But then, it’s not as if the pageant is hurting for fascinating stories. Miss Arkansas, Kelly George, is the first active-duty military member to compete in the Miss USA pageant. “I don’t think that you’d be able to pick me out of the crowd of women and say, `That one’s in the Air Force,”‘ said George, 24, a second lieutenant and deputy chief of public affairs at Little Rock Air Force Base. “But there are 51 gorgeous women here, so you have to think of what makes them different. So the fact that I am an airman, and that I’m an airman first, sparks people’s attention.” Then there’s Miss Idaho, Mandy Lynn Rammell, 21, a Mormon who is troubled not only by the scandals within the pageants but also by the bad-girl behavior of such potential role models as party girls Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. “The Internet photos, the partying, the drug abuse, just the level of sexual exploiting that they’re using – it’s out of control, and the way our girls are looking up to them isn’t changing, and that’s what’s scary,” Rammell said. For the 51 contestants competing for the crown – and the chance to compete for Miss Universe – the pageant took on marathon proportions as it neared its end, with a number of them talking about the unexpected 13-hour days of rehearsals for the show and the toll it takes. “We’ve learned all kinds of secrets to help you cope,” said Miss Virginia, Lauren Elizabeth Barnette. “The best one has been Preparation H – not only to take down puffiness under the eyes, but on your legs. “There’s some girls wrapping their thighs with Preparation H to remove excess water out from under the skin. “Preparation H. Can you imagine?” tony.castro@dailynews.com (818) 713-3761160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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Kerr readies for ‘massive six weeks’ at Gor

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr reacts during a training session at the Camp Toyoyo Ground in Jericho on April 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 29- Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr believes the next six weeks will be massively important in shaping up how they end the season, calling on players to brace themselves for a bumpy ride.Just after their 1-0 victory over Sony Sugar in Kisumu on Friday evening to extend their lead on top of the Kenyan premier League standings, Gor Mahia flew directly to Nairobi from where they will depart to Tanzania for the two-week CECAFA Kagame Cup. When they return, back to back home games against Yanga in the CAF Confederation Cup await them before they face Rayon Sport at home and fly to North Africa to take on USM Alger in Algeria.On top of that, the club will travel to Liverpool, United Kingdom where they are scheduled to play a friendly match against English Premier League side Everton. This will come at a cost as they will have to squeeze into midweek catch up ties in the league.Also, the record 16-time Kenyan Premier League champions are in the round of 16 for the Football Kenya Federation Cup where they have been pooled against Posta Rangers.“It’s a massive task that we set ourselves into and we need to ensure we are up to the challenge. The next six weeks are going to be big for us and we need to be at our best. It has been tough already because we have played three matches within a week and it is taking a toll on us,” the tactician said.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr issues instruction to skipper Harun Shakava during the Sportpesa Super Cup at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru in June 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe added; “We need to find the right balance, use the players we have very wisely and give a shot at every challenge we have.”Kerr has expressed desire to battle for both the league and cup double but the biggest on their minds is progressing to the Group Stages of the Confederation Cup. This, he knows will come at a cost.“We will get beaten at some point so the matter of going unbeaten is not really on our minds. The most important thing is that we get to achieve our targets,” he noted.The tactician has been rotating his squad throughout the season, using his best 11 sparingly and handing the rookies more playing time in the league and cup assignments.On Thursday against Sony Sugar, Boniface Oluoch, Harun Shakava and Humphrey Mieno were all rested. It is expected that he will also rotate the squad during the Kagame Cup in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.Gor Mahia midfielder Ernest Wendo in action against Sony Sugar during a Kenyan Premier League match at the Moi Stadium in Kisumu on June 29, 2018. PHOTO/CourtesyJacques Tuyisenge struck the lone goal against the Sugar millers to send the club 15 points clear on top of the standings with the pending derby against arch rivals AFC Leopards meaning they have played a match less.Meanwhile, the club has completed the signing of striker Francis Mustafa who arrives from Rwanda top tier side Kiyovu Sports, with the Burundian international set to replace Meddie Kagere who left to join Simba SC in Tanzania.“Gor Mahia is a big club with good players and l am happy to be part of the club. It’s a great opportunity for me to better what l did in Rwanda. I will work hard to help the team to achieve the best,” Mustafa told the official Gor Mahia website after penning his contract in Nairobi.Mustafa’s signing is the only transfer business K’Ogalo will transact with the transfer window set to be close on July 2.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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‘I won’t stay where I don’t belong’ – Toure opens door for Man City exit?

first_imgYaya Toure has responded to reports of a possible Manchester City exit this summer, claiming he is open to “new challenges” and that he will not stay at a club simply to collect wages.It has been suggested in recent weeks that Toure could be part of a summer clear-out at the Etihad Stadium as the club look to reshape the squad after an underwhelming season.That was denied by manager Manuel Pellegrini, who insisted the Ivory Coast international would “continue playing here because he is a very important player”.But Pellegrini did acknowledge Toure’s form this season has been disappointing and speculation linking the midfield juggernaut with a move away has not subsided.Now the 31-year-old has given an interview suggesting he could be open to a move.Toure, who is reportedly City’s highest earner on £220,000 per week, told Foot Mercato: “No amount of wages will make me stay at a club if I feel that I no longer belong there or if no challenge exists for me.“It would be unjust on my part. There comes a moment where numbers don’t stop us, it goes beyond that, even if the English press seem more interested in the numbers than the sport itself.“For the future, I don’t know more than you do, because I will always go where I am offered new challenges. That is in my nature.”Despite those remarks, Toure insisted he remained fully committed to City on the field.The two-time Premier League winner added: “When I arrived at City, Pellegrini was not the coach. Just like the players, managers arrive and leave. As I have said before, I owe it to the City fans to fight until the end of my career at this club.“My decisions will not be affected by changes in management, but more by the challenges that will be offered to me.“When things are not necessarily going well in a club, the key players take the fall.“I am not the only one to have been attacked even if there is tendency to be harsher with me. Football is my passion, my job and that gives me two good reasons to do as well as I can.”Toure has been linked with Inter Milan, whose manager, the former City boss Roberto Mancini, has spoken openly and regularly of his admiration for the player.And the 31-year-old Blues star says the feeling is mutual, adding: “Mancini is a mentor for me, and a coach out of the ordinary. It is no secret that I loved when he was my boss, as I like to play for City today.” 1 Manchester City and Ivory Coast star Yaya Toure last_img read more

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TRANSFER ALERT! PSG star in talks with Chelsea, confirms agent

first_img Ezequiel Lavezzi 1 Ezequiel Lavezzi is in talks with Chelsea, according to the player’s agent.The Argentina international has six months to run on his contract with Paris Saint-Germain and he is unlikely to sign a new one.As a result, the winger is preparing to leave the French capital and several sides have expressed an interest.Inter Milan have been chasing the 30-year-old since the summer, while Barcelona are monitoring the situation closely.But now Lavezzi’s agent, Alessandro Moggi, has revealed Chelsea are in talks with the Argentine too.“Inter are the most interested team at the moment,” Moggi told Sport Mediaset.“There was interest from Barcelona and Chelsea, and we’re talking with the Blues.“I can’t rule out him only leaving Paris at the end of the season though, as Paris Saint-Germain have expressed an interest in keeping him.”last_img read more

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TOM GILMARTIN LAID TO REST IN INISHOWEN AS SON SAYS HE NEVER GOT APOLOGY

first_imgThe remains of the late Tom Gilmartin ar carried to the grave by family members as his wheelchair bound wife Vera looks on.The son of Mahon Tribunal whistleblower Tom Gilmartin said his father never got the apology he was owed by the Irish state.Thomas Gilmartin Jnr received a huge applause at St Michael’s Church in Urris earlier today as he remembered the life and times of his late father. Almost 200 mourners gathered at the picturesque church on the rugged Inishowen Peninsula overlooking Tullagh Bay.Family and friends gathered with locals as Tom, 78, whose wife Vera is a native of the area, was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.Tom’s son Thomas Jnr broke with the normal tradition to read his eulogy in memory of his father at the start of mass.During his touching tribute to his father, he occasionally looked towards the coffin containing his father. On top of the coffin lay two pictures of a young Mr Gilmartin alone and one with his beloved wife Vera.Thomas Jnr told how his father was touched by corruption from an early age – even before he started his career.“Unfortunately as is very common in the Ireland of the 1940s and 1950s, opportunities to make the most of his God given talents were few and far between.“Nonetheless he managed to get a place in Agricultural college and did so well in his exams that he was told to get ready to com to Dublin to take up a job in the Civil Service.“A short time later he was told that his place had been taken by someone else that had not done nearly as well – but someone that had a relative well-placed.”When he returned from England to work in England he found it was a  similar place that he had left all those years ago. “Unfortunately my father was let down by people for whom moral scruples or the type my father lived by was seen as a weakness.“Later he never wavered his commitment to the truth even when subjected to extraordinary pressure.“He would never perjure himself even when it was disadvantageous for him to tell the truth such was his honestly and his religious faith.“Dad loved his country and was a proud Irishman. It truly grieved him as the son of a man who fought for the independence of his country to see the sacrifices of his father’s generation disregarded by lesser men. “It is a source of great sadness to us his family that dad was never truly given the credit he deserved for what he did or the apology he was owed for what was done to him. He deserved better.“But that era was only a drop in the ocean compared to his life as a whole,” he said.A native of Lislary, Co Sligo, Mr Gilmartin spent much of his working life in Luton, Bedfordshire, before acquiring land in west Dublin for a planned shopping centre.His name will forever be linked to a shopping centre, originally planned for Quarryvale, which subsequently became the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, after Mr Gilmartin was squeezed out of the project.His payments to Fianna Fáil politicians and his allegations of bribery demands from others led to his becoming a key witness in the Quarryvale module of the Mahon Tribunal.Mr Gilmartin latterly lived in Cork with his family.He died peacefully at Cork University Hospital last Friday morning.Thomas Jnr also remember the lighter moments of his father’s life and how he loved only very strong tea – with a “teabag or four.”He revealed how Tom had returned to his native Sligo a year ago for the last time.“Dad always remained a proud Sligo man and took time to tell stories there about his adventures as a young man. And 40 odd years in England did not even leave the slightest trace on his accent.“Going back there last year on what would be his final visit home was a great privilege for my wife and myself. As we walked along the shoreline beside his birthplace it was if as if he was reliving his boyhood and it was very moving to see a mixture of joy and sadness in him as he did.”As he fought back tears, Thomas Jnr added he genuinely thought his father was a one-off.“It is sometimes an exaggeration to say that we will not see someone’s like again. But in my father’s case it is true. He was a one off,” he said.He added that his own life with be a lot quieter and a lot less colourful place without his dad to talk to.“I was blessed to have him as my beloved father”As Tom Gilmartin was lowered to his final resting place, his family including his four children and wheelchair-bound wife Vera dropped yellow and red roses on top of his coffin.The bright floral tributes contrasted starkly to the grey skyline of the Inishowen Peninsula under which Tom Gilmartin was laid to rest forever.TOM GILMARTIN LAID TO REST IN INISHOWEN AS SON SAYS HE NEVER GOT APOLOGY was last modified: November 26th, 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)last_img read more

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THE SCHOOL DOOR FORCED TO EXPAND LEGO WORKSHOPS DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND

first_imgA Donegal entrepreneur who set up her own educational workshops focusing on using LEGO to support learning – has been forced to expand her business due to the increasing demand for her amazing workshops.In six short months The School Door has become the place to go for quality, focused, educational workshops. At The School Door they use LEGO to support learning. Children play to learn and at The School Door they know how to make play work for children!With a growing team of educationally minded facilitators, workshops at The School Door are running in an ever increasing number of areas!Maggie Green, the founder of The School Door, is passionate about education and has spent much of her career studying and conducting research in the areas of autism and speech and language disorders.When asked about the demand for workshops and how it was being met Maggie told Donegal Daily, “We have a lot of interest in our workshops but we keep our group sizes small to make sure that each child who attends benefits from the workshops. “It’s important to us that children always remain at the centre of the learning process. Our workshops are designed to target specific learning goals through play.”The School Door run workshops after-school and on Saturday mornings in lots of different areas. Workshops are also available for primary schools and secondary schools and the feedback from Principals has been positive:“It was a great learning experience and particularly well-suited and appealing to pupils with dyslexia as there was no pressure on them to be able to write things down, spell words correctly and deal with things like grammar and punctuation. They were able to fully engage in the activity and felt a sense of achievement at the end of it.” Wendy Long, Principal  of Donoughmore NS.Recently The School Door added a brand new range of workshops to their list of services.Team Building Problem Solving workshops for adults are now available – why should children have all the fun! Green continued, “Our team building activities for adults build problem-solving skills. Members of each team analyse information and communicate and cooperate with one another to find the solution to the challenges we set.They are encouraged to listen and to think about the way they make decisions, whilst having fun!”With a growing staff and increasing demand for their services The School Door is a company to watch in 2016!Booking forms for The School Door’s next set of workshops are now available on their website www.theschooldoor.com and on their Facebook page which can be found at this link: https://www.facebook.com/theschooldoorconsultancyservice/ THE SCHOOL DOOR FORCED TO EXPAND LEGO WORKSHOPS DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND was last modified: February 1st, 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:BusinesseducationLearningLegoMaggie GreennewssupportThe School Doorlast_img read more

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Do you know who owns this dog?

first_imgThis dog was found in the Ballymacool area of Letterkenny.If you are his owner or know who owns him please don’t hesitate to call Conor on 0863150053.Do you know who owns this dog? was last modified: March 11th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:ballymacoolfound dogletterkennyMISSING DOGlast_img read more

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Powering Down Google’s PowerMeter, Microsoft’s Hohm

first_imgChecking Your Electricity Use on GoogleEnergy Monitoring Tools from Google, MicrosoftMore Power Monitoring to the People!Greenbox Home-Energy Monitoring Still on the BurnerHome Dashboards Help Reduce Energy UseFinding the Smartest Use for Smart MetersPodcast: Home Energy Monitoring, Part 1 Podcast: Home Energy Monitoring, Part 2Q&A: Power metering devices Q&A: What demand management devices and software are currently available?“Momentum is building toward making energy information more readily accessible, and it’s exciting to see others drive innovation and pursue opportunities in this important new market,” Google said in a blog post that also mentions the White House initiatives. “We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished with PowerMeter and look forward to what will develop next in this space.”An evolving energy-management landscapePowerMeter users can download data they have stored in their account any time before the September 16 cutoff. A competing online energy-management tool, Microsoft Hohm, is still up and running — but not for long. As Microsoft announced on June 30, it will follow Google’s lead and soon shut down Hohm, which is due to retire on May 31, 2012. Hohm’s effectiveness, like that of PowerMeter, has hinged on how much information users input about their home and its energy use. And, as did PowerMeter, Hohm works best when it incorporates customer-usage data fed directly from partner utilities, which, in Microsoft’s case, are currently limited to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Seattle City Light, and Xcel Energy. As technology site Ars Technica noted, “the timing of the announcement suggests that Microsoft only developed Hohm for strategic reasons.”Another system that offers usage tracking through partnerships with utilities, OPOWER, still seems to be attracting users and adding employees. Key to the apparent success of this service is that it includes general usage information about other homeowners in the community, thereby adding peer pressure to the incentives to save energy.Anything to help overcome that apathy. The White House recently announced new initiatives aimed at making the electric grid more energy efficient, reliable, less polluting, and more consumer friendly. The term “smart grid” is used in the White House press release, mainly in reference to tools and services designed to help consumers monitor their power usage in real time, and manage it economically.Indeed, there’s plenty of evidence to show that currently available monitoring and power-management technology can save consumers money on their energy bills. The trick, in many cases, is getting people to actually use the dashboards, sensors, transmitters, and monitoring services. As one industry analyst observed, apathy can be a bigger obstacle than ignorance when it comes to cutting energy consumption. That issue may have come into play with PowerMeter, Google’s energy management tool, which, the company announced last month, will be retired from service on September 16 because it didn’t catch on as hoped. RELATED ARTICLES last_img read more

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