Albouystown resident jailed for assaulting Cop, robberies

first_imgA 26-year-old miner was sentenced to three years imprisonment when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on Wednesday.Twenty-six-year-old, Orin Ridley of Lot 173 Campbell Street, Albouystown, Georgetown , was found guilty on two counts of robberies and assault. He was on trial before Magistrate Annette Singh, who ruled that after perusing the evidence she found him guilty of all four charges.Orin RidleyThe first charge stated that on March 12, 2019 at Lot 173 Campbell and Sussex Streets, Georgetown, Ridley wounded Police Constable Clive Clarke with intent to prevent lawful apprehension.It was further alleged that on the same date and at the same location, Ridley assaulted police constable Nigel Reid with intent to prevent lawful apprehension.The third charge stated that on January 31, 2019 at Albouys Street, Albouystown, Georgetown, Ridley while being armed with a firearm, robbed Saneka Ramlakan of articles amounting to $24,600.The last charge stated that on the same date and location, while being armed with a firearm, he robbed Akash Ramlakan of a pedal cycle valued at $18,000 property of the said Virtual Complainant and used personal violence towards him.The magistrate sentenced Ridley to three years for robbery with violence; three years for robbery under arms, one year for wounding a peace officer and one year for assaulting a peace officer.However, the sentence will run concurrently, which means Ridley will only be spending three years behind bars.last_img read more

Evacuation order and alert in place for South Taylor

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – The Peace River Regional District has issued an evacuation order and an evacuation alert for the South Taylor area.The evacuation order affects the following area:Pingle Creek Road232 Road (Lythall Road)Travis Subdivision2477 Highway 97 (Alaska Highway)The evacuation alert affects the following area:2657 HIGHWAY 972582 247 RD2637 HIGHWAY 972675 247 RD2608 HIGHWAY 972694 247 RD2595 HIGHWAY 972710 249 RD2593 HIGHWAY 972749 247 RD5558 230 RD2737 249 RD5528 230 RD2578 247 RD5492 230 RD2683 HIGHWAY 97- Advertisement -Here is a map of the areas affected.South Taylor Evacuation Alertlast_img

Liverpool will be title contenders IF they sort out home form, claims Reds legend

first_imgLiverpool legend Ray Houghton is confident his former side can contend for the Premier League title this season if they can boost their indifferent home form.The Reds are just six points adrift of leaders Manchester City following an impressive turn of fortunes under new manager Jurgen Klopp.They have lost just once in 11 games since the German’s appointment, and their travels on the road have seen the impressive Merseysiders claims some big scalps, including a 3-1 win over Chelsea and a 4-1 drubbing at title favourites City.Their most recent trip away saw Liverpool smash Southampton 6-1 in the League Cup quarter-finals, with Daniel Sturridge scoring a brace on his return from injury and 20-year-old Divock Origi netting a hat-trick.And ex-midfielder Houghton, a League Cup winner with the Reds in 1986, believes they will have the chance to end their long wait for a league crown if Klopp finds a way to transfer their ‘quite brilliant’ away form to their Anfield home.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Houghton said: “Liverpool’s away form this season has been quite brilliant. We’ve beaten Stoke, Chelsea, Man City, had draws at Everton, Spurs and Arsenal and the only defeat they’ve had on the road has been against Manchester United. The points return against the top teams so far has been phenomenal.“But it’s at home where they’ve struggled. We’ve won just three of the seven league games at Anfield and they haven’t scored too many goals. But if they can get a bit of form from last night into their home games, they’ll be up there.“Liverpool are playing with confidence at the moment, we’ve got a bit of momentum and the manager is bright. He just makes the game simple, he doesn’t complicate and he’s not trying to invent something new. He’s very simplistic in his views and what he puts across.“I’ve watched loads of games this season and, for me, there isn’t one team who are running away with it and you could say are definites for the title.“Liverpool are six points off the top now and they’ve played all the top teams away from home, so if they can get their home form sorted out there’s no doubt that they can be up there competing to try and win it. I don’t see any reason why you shouldn’t think that based on this season’s form.”last_img read more

ALWAYS FIRST WITH THE GOOD NEWS: 75 NEW JOBS ANNOUNCED FOR LETTERKENNY

first_imgLETTERKENNY has been given a much-needed jobs boost with the announcement of 75 new jobs for the town.The South Carolina-headquartered company is to invest in a 40,000 sq ft expansion of its Lisnennan facility.The investment is supported by the Government via IDA Ireland. Zeus Industrial Products is a developer and manufacturer of precision polymer extrusions, including specialist fluropolymer tubing solutions, for a range of industries.Established in 1966, the company is privately held by the original founder Frank P Tourville and employs 1,200 people worldwide. The company established operations in Ireland in 2005.“Our experience of doing business in Ireland has been a positive one,” said the company’s general manager for Ireland Séamus Hughes.He said the decision to expand its operations here was due to growth in its customer base in Europe. “We are very excited about our expansion plans and I look forward to finding the right calibre of staff to ensure our continued success here,” Mr Hughes added.EndsFirst posted: 13.00 Thursday Dec 16th: Updated 10.00 FridayALWAYS FIRST WITH THE GOOD NEWS: 75 NEW JOBS ANNOUNCED FOR LETTERKENNY was last modified: December 17th, 2010 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

Comment: Paddy McGrath is a class act and he deserved an All-Star

first_imgCOMMENT: Paddy McGrath is a top class defender who enjoyed a fantastic campaign for Donegal in 2016 – but unfortunately he has yet again missed out on a coveted All-Star award. McGrath’s job for Donegal is an unenviable role, he’s always the player tasked with the responsibility to mark one of the opponents best players.But McGrath is never found wanting for Donegal. Never.He has time after time performed brilliantly for Donegal and has been without doubt one of their most consistent players of the last six seasons.He goes about his business without any fuss, but he never gets the credit he deserves.He may not be as technically or naturally gifted as his hero Damien Diver – but McGrath is one of the best defenders in Ireland – and he has been for a number of years. Conor McManus is one of the best forwards in Ireland, a class act who terrorised Donegal in the Ulster SFC final in 2015.This summer, Donegal faced Monaghan and Rory Gallagher’s side eventual got the better of them after a replay victory.One of the main reasons for Donegal’s win, was the incredible man marking job Paddy McGrath did on McManus.He nullified his threat from play, and while McManus was still deadly from placed balls, McGrath snuffed him out with deadly effect.It was another selfless display from McGrath who followed those two performances up with excellent outings against Tyrone, Cork and Dublin. He enjoyed a terrific year in 2012, but missed out on an All-Star, and this year he has again unfortunately missed out on being honoured nationally with an All-Star.Former Donegal manager summed up the type of player McGrath is with the following statement on him.McGuinness was speaking about McGrath, and an injury concern he had prior to Donegal’s All-Ireland U21 final with Dublin. McGrath had a broken jaw.“I saw the x-ray myself. Paddy said to the surgeon, ‘if I go out and get it broken again, what’s the worst that can happen’. “The surgeon told him, ‘I’ll fix it’.“Paddy said, ‘that’s OK then. I’m going to play in the game’. That’s the type of person that predominantly wins you football matches and I’m glad to have him in my team.”McGrath is similar to Frank McGlynn in many aspects, they stay out of the spotlight, and focus solely on their jobs for Donegal.Both are incredibly consistent, but McGlynn has got the recognition outside of Donegal, and his colleague McGrath deserves that too.He’s a class act, and one of the best around, I suppose we don’t need an All-Star to confirm that.But come the summer, and the start of the Ulster SFC – when Donegal take to the field, they’ll be a man in the corner and his name is Paddy McGrath.Thank god we have him.Comment: Paddy McGrath is a class act and he deserved an All-Star was last modified: November 3rd, 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:All StarGAAnewsPaddy McGrathSportlast_img read more

DD Fitness: Eating on the fly

first_imgThis week our fitness columnist Emmet Rushe, owner and operator of Rushe Fitness, takes us through five ways to stay on track with our diets and presents us with the Little Black Dress challenge…The Little Black Dress Challenge can be done from home!During times of increased pressure and stress, mistakes in our dietary habits can easily happen. You don’t have time to prepare meals. You are snowed under at work and haven’t time for lunch. You are rushing from place to place and grabbing the quickest thing that comes to hand and those things are usually junk.Is it any wonder that some of us wake up one morning and wonder what the hell happened? How do we get around this problem? How do we make better choices when you are tight for time and finding it hard to think ahead? Here’s a few thing that you can do to stay on track and keep mistakes to a minimum.1: Get up earlyWhen you know you are going to have a busy day ahead of you, setting the alarm to go off half an hour earlier than usual means you can get up and prepare yourself a big breakfast.This isn’t anything new. Our mothers have been telling you this for years and mammies know best. By eating a balanced breakfast not only are you are curbing hunger for a few hours, you are also helping your concentration levels and because your satiety levels are increased the likelihood of reaching for something at the till is greatly reduced. 2: Reduce your carbohydrate intake.If you know you are going to be all over the place because of different projects, and getting pulled from pillar to post, you need to reassess your food intake.Carbs are a fuel source for our body; if the body is idle it doesn’t need as much fuel. Reducing your intake of carbs to mainly around training times means your body will use them for energy and you won’t have excess in your system and go over on your daily needs. Tip 3 will sort any hunger.3: Increase your intake of vegetables.When you take something out you simply cannot leave a void. Increasing your intake of vegetables with every meal will help keep you feeling fuller for longer during and after meals and because vegetables have very few calories, you don’t have to worry about how much you eat.4: Snack on fruit and low calorie foods.When you are in a hurry you always end up reaching for the quick fix food choices. Keeping portions of fruit at hand means you will always have a quick and portable snack at hand.If you want to use nuts as a snack, please be careful with your portion size, it is very easy to go over on the amount of nuts you eat and take in huge amounts of calories. Portion sizes for nuts are a small palm-full or a thumb length of them (not the whole bag).The reduction of carbs means that our fat intake will have to increase to keep energy levels up; snacking on nuts can help with this. 5: Eat protein with every meal.This should be a staple of every diet no matter what the goal is. Protein helps with satiety levels and will keep you fuller for longer and because it is so satisfying it is very hard to over eat, you are getting calorie control without even knowing it.Protein is also needed for maintenance of and increasing muscle mass, this is not a bad thing. The more muscle you have the more calories your burn at rest. You are basically turning your body into a fat burning machine; pass the chicken!These are some basic tips that you can use when you are busy and find it hard to pre-prepare your meals in advance. They should help you keep on track.#TrainSmart If you are looking for a way to train from home and use techniques like above to help with your weight loss, I have launched my Little Black Dress Challenge program.You can find out more information follow this link: http://www.rushefitness.ie/little-black- dress-challenge or contact me on FacebookDD Fitness: Eating on the fly was last modified: October 30th, 2016 by Emmet RusheShare 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

Letterkenny student wins Miss Donegal 2018

first_imgA 17-year-old Letterkenny student has been chosen as Miss Donegal for 2018.Sophie Devlin, a fifth-year pupil at Loreto convent, was a hugely popular winner at the final held in Dillon’s Hotel.Sophie will no go forward to represent Donegal in the Miss Ireland pageant. She follows in the footsteps of Buncrana woman Lauren McDonagh who was the overall winner of Miss Ireland last year.Sophie, who also works part-time in the Honey Pot restaurant at High Road, beat off stiff competition in the final.Other stunning finalists included Robyn Boyle, Carla Wylie, Jessica Wood, Ayesha Aiken, Rebekah Coyle, Niamh McCarry, Nicole Gallagher and Chloe Montgomery.The very capable MC for the evening was the ever-popular Marty Friel. Letterkenny student wins Miss Donegal 2018 was last modified: May 26th, 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

The other Rugby World Cup

first_img480 social rugby players from around theworld will converge on Cape Town in June2009 for the inaugural world championship.(Image: Social Rugby World Championship) Children playing rugby in one of TagRugby’s community programmes.(Image: Tag Rugby)Janine ErasmusSouth Africa hosts the world’s first social rugby tournament in Cape Town in June 2009. The event is aimed at those players for whom the sport is more of an abiding passion than a high-paying job, and already numerous social rugby teams from as far afield as New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Catalonia and the US have signed up.The principle behind the social rugby tournament is to give enthusiasts who play the game at a social level, mostly those between the ages of 18 and 39, a chance to play their chosen sport in a competitive yet friendly environment and to enjoy the camaraderie associated with a team sport.The tournament will coincide with the Confederations Cup of football and the highly anticipated South African tour by the British and Irish Lions. But fans will be entertained by far more than just the British Lions’ attempt at revenge for their 6-42 humiliation in November 2008 at the hands (and boots) of current world champions, the South African Springboks.The action will take place at Brookside, home to Cape Town’s 132-year-old Villagers rugby club. Sixteen teams will play 40 matches in a round robin format over the first five days before going into the semi-final and final stages to decide the winners of the Cup, Plate, Bowl and Shield trophies.So far South Africa is represented by the Galetti Fourths, based at Villagers, their bitter rivals the Shebeen Boys also from Cape Town, and the Old Boys Fourths from Durban.A major worldwide sporting eventAccording to the official Social Rugby Tournament website, the 2007 Rugby World Cup held in France attracted a record television audience of 4.2-billion, while live events were attended by over 2.2-million sports fans.But the game has become increasingly specialised and time-intensive, say the organisers and mid-level or club rugby players don’t get enough opportunities to just play for fun any more. And while professional rugby is gaining a bigger worldwide audience and new countries are taking up the sport every year, there was no international competitive outlet for those who play for fun.Until now! Former advertising executives Rolf Fitschen and Graham Lindemann, the driving force behind the inaugural social rugby tournament, are looking forward to the kick-off. With 20 years of professional experience behind them, the two created BigFish Sports Productions especially to run the event, after identifying a need for a tournament run on a social level. Fitschen and Lindemann are both convinced that this is just the start of great things.“Professionalism has changed what rugby is, has killed the spirit,” said Fitschen, speaking to Planet Rugby. “Teams pitch up, earn their wages, and then disappear in sponsored cars to do their own thing. The first team of a club is never an ambassadorial body any more.”The tournament’s motto – For the Love of Rugby – proclaims their intention to kick ruthless ambition into touch and to revive that spirit. “This is the gap in the current rugby climate,” said Fitchen. “If a player ends up unable to play, or does not aspire to play professionally, there should be more of this on offer.”Everyone is welcomeBut the informality of the tournament doesn’t mean that any old standard will be accepted. “We won’t turn anyone away,” said Lindermann, “but this is not really a tournament for old crock teams. This is a tournament for young-ish people who would be of active professional playing age, but are not of that aptitude.” He added that while old crocks are still more than welcome, they may find themselves up against 15 teenagers.Former Springbok captain Corné Krige has thrown his considerable weight behind the event, saying, “The majority of rugby isn’t played at first team or provincial level. For these guys rugby isn’t a job, it’s a passion. Every weekend, for no payment or stadiums filled with 40 000 cheering fans, these okes [chaps] go out there and give it their all, just because they love the game.”Engaging with communitiesNot only will the tournament attract a multitude of visitors to Cape Town – recognised as one of the world’s premier destinations – but there is an outreach programme which will give teams the chance to engage with local communities by hosting coaching clinics for enthusiastic youngsters. They will also visit the Learn to Earn initiative, which has partnered with black economic empowerment company Tag Rugby Promotions by providing skilled graduates from its sewing programme to manufacture Tag Rugby products.And of course, visitors will not leave South Africa without experiencing two of the region’s prime attractions – the winelands and the spectacular Cape Peninsula – courtesy of the organisers, who have put together a few interesting tours to ensure that fans and players get the most from their visit.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view ite-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Useful linksSocial Rugby World CupOfficial SA rugby siteSA RugbyLearn to EarnTag RugbyBeer and Rugbylast_img read more

Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – May 2, 2012

first_img SharePrint RelatedGPS Adventures Maze Travels to ColoradoJanuary 21, 2013In “Community”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – January 12, 2012January 12, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Groundspeak Weekly Newsletter – May 5, 2011May 11, 2011In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter” GPS Adventures Maze in OhioTest your geocaching knowledge and sense of adventure inside a life-size maze. Explore the twists and turns of the GPS Adventures Maze Exhibit starting this May in Ohio. You can navigate the fun, interactive museum exhibit at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery in Dayton, Ohio May 25th through September 3rd. You will learn the inside story of GPS technology, unlock navigation history, and discover geocaching fun facts as you chart a course through the family-friendly maze. Those who log the maze even earn the unique GPS Adventures Maze Exhibit cache type icon.Boonshoft Museum will host a meet and greet event for geocachers on May 25th from 10:30 am until noon. They’ll be joined by Groundspeak CEO Jeremy Irish. The opening event is the perfect time for those on their way to the GeoWoodstock Mega-Event to visit the maze, which is only 200 miles away!For future Maze locations, please visit www.gpsmaze.com.HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEOCACHING!With the flip of a proverbial switch, the idea of geocaching flickered to life 12 years ago. On May 2, 2000, at an order from the U.S. President, Selective Availability (the intentional degradation of the GPS signal available to civilians) was turned off. Civilian GPS devices instantly became 10 times more accurate. The original geocache was placed one day later. It was hidden in the U.S. state of Oregon on May 3, 2000.In the geocaching community, we refer to the demise of Selective Availability as the “flipping of the great blue switch.” Although there never was a literal switch, the results are undeniable. Geocaching spread around the globe. Now you can use Geocaching.com, or one of the Geocaching.com smartphone apps to embark on adventures to more than 1.7 million active geocaches hidden around the world. The geocaching community has ballooned from that original small group of GPS enthusiasts to more than five million people.Connect with your geocaching community. Share your stories about your first geocaching experience on the Geocaching.com Facebook page.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Weatherization Training Center Doubles in Size, Triples in Training Capacity

first_imgOne encouraging symptom of the Weatherization Assistance Program’s stimulus-funded expansion is the recently upgraded Weatherization Training Center at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, in Williamsport.The $100,000 improvement project – which, a recent Associated Press story points out, took about five months to complete and will be paid for through state-administered federal funding programs – includes two dedicated, multimedia-equipped classrooms; two similarly equipped classrooms that can be used for weatherization training; a weatherization tactics lab; a weatherization diagnostics and energy conservation lab; and office space for instructors and support staff.The enhancements have almost doubled the 24-year-old center’s floor space, to 16,000 sq. ft., and will help significantly increase the number of trainees the facility can accommodate each year, from about 300 to more than 1,000, PCT’s president, Davie Jane Gilmour, told the AP.Added training center director John Manz: “It’s an outstanding facility. It’s arguably the best in the U.S.”The demand for well-trained weatherization workers is there, notes Gilmour. Largely as a result of increased federal funding – and mandates – for programs that improve energy efficiency in residential buildings, more than 29,000 housing units in Pennsylvania alone are expected to be weatherized over the next three years.last_img read more