Ex-soldier shot 4 times during money dispute

first_imgAn ex-soldier is now battling for his life in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) while another is nursing a gunshot wound to his back, after they were shot at the corner of Durban Street and Mandela Avenue, Georgetown.Injured are Marlon Rodney, 37; and Shaquille Dion, 24.Rodney, the ex-solider, was shot four times by three gunmen who opened fire on him, while Dion of Lot 52 D’Urban Street, Lodge, who was walking in the area was hit by a stray bullet.Guyana Times was told that the shooting occurred at about 09:30h and stemmed from a disagreement Rodney had with one of the gunmen. According to reports, Rodney and one of the men reportedly had a heated argument over money owed to him by Rodney when the suspect left and returned with two others.Following another headed argument, the trio, who were reportedly brandishing guns, opened fire on Rodney. Dion, who was walking on the roadway, was shot to his back.Following the shooting, the suspects escaped.The injured men were picked up and rushed to the GPHC where Rodney’s condition was listed as critical. However, Dion was discharged on Friday afternoon.“They (doctors) are saying to us that the foot is so badly damaged that they might have to amputate it because like the bones in the foot break up,” a relative of the injured man told this newspaper on Friday.An investigation has been launched.last_img read more

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‘Liverpool are rushing their transfer business’! Man United fan trolls Reds but supporters hit back

first_imgLiverpool are on the verge of completing their sixth signing of the summer, with Nathaniel Clyne expected to join the club in the coming days.The Reds will welcome Danny Ings, Roberto Firmino, Adam Bogdan, James Milner and Joe Gomez to Anfield ahead of the new season.But that hasn’t stopped Manchester United fans trolling their arch-rivals by claiming Brendan Rodgers has rushed his transfer window business.Liverpool supporters hit back by inisting the club are acting in a very professional manner and it’s just like the old days on Merseyside!Read the best comments below and leave your own thoughts on Liverpool’s business… Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers 1last_img read more

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Mansion changes upset neighbors

first_img In addition, the elegant pool, once lined with Grecian statues, has been filled in with dirt. Hocking complimented Hill on repainting the house, saying he did a “dynamite” job. “He did take out a lot of vegetation, including lots of eucalyptus trees and heliotrope flowers that were along the house,” he said. “I understand why the people in Piru are upset. They revered the house and he’s made a lot of changes that have had a negative effect.” Jimmy Sanchez, who owned the town liquor store for many years before buying the local ice cream and coffee shop, shook his head in disappointment. “I understand it’s his property, but it’s the community’s landmark,” he said. “To me, I was born and raised here and looked up to it all these years. He’s making changes without abiding by the rules.” Sanchez said the regulars who sip coffee at his counter are upset, but feel somewhat helpless to do anything. “I’d say 95 percent of the people who come in are upset,” he said. “When Mrs. Newhall was there, you could go up and knock on the door, but now he’s put up a chain-link fence with a gate.” Johni Beltran pours coffee at the Heritage Valley Inn, a historic hotel around the corner from Park Street and says both visitors and locals are dismayed. “It’s just awful what’s happened to the mansion,” she said. “That’s all the talk at the post office, nobody likes it.” “Before, even though it was secluded, you could take a scenic drive around and see it,” Fernando Vancini, the inn’s cook, added. “Now, we have to tell guests they can’t go.” Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 carol.rock@dailynews.com PIRU – The face of the historic Piru Mansion – once the opulent home of the late Scott and Ruth Newhall and a familiar party spot for Santa Clarita movers and shakers – is changing and the neighbors aren’t entirely pleased. For more than a century, the mansion has been a beacon over the tiny agricultural town, a landmark the townsfolk called their own. The original mansion was built in 1887 by town founder David Cook, a publisher who planned to establish a second Garden of Eden in the bucolic community, planting trees mentioned in the Bible around the Queen Anne-style home. The mansion burned to the ground in 1981, the fire sparked by a painter’s torch. The Newhalls meticulously rebuilt the home and offered it to the community to hold fundraisers for various charities. After the fire, a wrought-iron phoenix was added to the roof to signify the mansion’s rise from the ashes. The Newhalls also made the house part of the Piru community, Ruth inviting children to swim in the pool and welcoming the curious attracted by the ornate ironwork and architecture for a peek inside. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card But now the welcome mat is gone and the once-verdant palm-lined drive is barren; the date, pomegranate, fig and orange trees gone and two abandoned 1940s-era houses propped up on blocks where the lawn used to be. The mansion was sold in 2003 to David Newhall Hill, a distant cousin to Scott Newhall, who is said to be a collector of antiques though he opted not to buy the ones collected by the Newhalls and offered for sale with the house. The Ventura County Cultural Heritage Board has noticed the changes, citing Hill for a variety of unauthorized revisions to the house and grounds, which are listed as Ventura County Historic Landmark No. 4. Hill did not attend a recent hearing to address the violations and refused to be interviewed for this story. “We did receive several complaints from people in Piru,” said Kim Hocking, the staff liaison to the Cultural Heritage Board. “There were about 20 allegations, which we boiled down to a few things that concerned us. Mr. Hill has moved the outhouse from the rear of the building to the front, which is hardly in keeping with its historic status. He has also removed all the driveway lights, which were ornate iron, and he has taken down the phoenix, allegedly to repair them.” center_img 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

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GAA NEWS: URRIS U14 GIRLS FACE NAOMH COLUMBA IN COUNTY SEMI-FINAL

first_imgURRIS CLUB NOTESCLUB MEETING: Meeting on Wednesday night at 8.30pm in Clubhouse, new faces most welcome.MATCH “N” WIN: Thursday 19th June. No jackpot winner-numbers drawn- 7, 11, 20 & 22. €15 winners: Jennifer Carey, Altahalla, Sadie Mc Laughlin, Tullagh, John Gill, Gortfad, Ken Mc Govern, Douglas, Isle of Man and Kieran Kelly, Tullagh. Jackpot next week €1,700. Thanks to all our Lotto sellers and all who support this weekly draw. SENIOR & RESERVES: Both teams travelled to Newtown on Saturday night to play N. Colmcille. Final score in Senior match: Urris 5-11 N Colmcille 3-10. Great result, well done to all concerned- Another good display and two more points secured in division 3. Reserves lost their game to a strong N. Colmcille side. Next fixture down, both teams home to Red Hughs on Saturday night but as fixtures can change please check our Facebook page for updates. Training continues for both teams on Tuesday & Thursday night.LADIES FOOTBALL: Training for our Ladies changed to Wednesday night at 7.30pm.Kellogg’s GAA Cul Camp: in Straid from Monday 30th June to Friday 4th July. Please contact John Friel on 0860523550 for further details and to book a place.UNDER-AGE FIXTURES: U10 Go Games, Urris home to Burt on Tuesday night at 7.00pm. U12 boys & girls away to Burt on Tuesday evening also. U16 team in B Semi final playing Carndonagh at 6.30pm, at time of going to press venue not confirmed. U10 girls away to Muff at 11-00am on Saturday morning.  DATE for Diary: U14 girls in County B semi-final at home to Naomh Columba on Friday July 4th. BOOT EXCHANGE SCHEME: for Under-age players now up and running: In these times of financial constraints on families the club has introduced this exchange programme-old football boots in good condition that children have out grown can be dropped in or exchanged for a bigger/smaller pair as required. A minimum donation of €5 to the club for the boots that are taken away. Please contact Nichola Lagan on 0866030736 for further information . All boots can be dropped off in the cage at all Under-age training/matches. NEW CLUB JACKETS: Embroidered and printed jackets for CLG IORRAS now available, to order please contact Donal Kelly on 0876461707 for more details. Facebook-Find us on CLG Iorras/Urris GAA and keep up to date on all club news and fixtures.Any items of news for the club notes should be forwarded to Rose on 0877770639 or email rosiekelly28@eircom.net no later than 9pm on Sunday night.    GAA NEWS: URRIS U14 GIRLS FACE NAOMH COLUMBA IN COUNTY SEMI-FINAL was last modified: June 22nd, 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:URRIS GAA noteslast_img read more

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FARMERS SMASH WORLD TRACTOR RECORD DURING HUGE GATHERING IN BURT

first_imgThe largest number of Ferguson Tractors used to make the Fergusoin Logo at the world record attempt in Burt Co Doengal. Pic-Clive WassonHundreds of farmers were outstanding in their own field in Donegal today as they broke a massive world record.A total of 800 farmers on Ferguson tractors crammed into lands on the An Grianan Estate in Burt to well and truly beat the Guinness World record.Kellie McBride and Louise mc Laughlin at the Ferguson World Record in Donegal. Pic-Clive WassonThe previous world record stood at 386 and was set in New South Wales in Australia. Thousands of people from across the country and as far away as America came to witness the record being smashed.The official record was the number of tractors cultivating the ground at the same time.Farmer Alan Robb, who organised the massive event, said he was overwhelmed by the response.“I knew there would be a strong reaction but to see all the tractors working in the field at the same time is just incredible. “I never thought we would have this many tractors though. There are tractors here from across Ireland as well as Scotland and England and even Holland.“It’s just an amazing scene to see all these great machines working together,” he said.Dale Tinney and Martin Tinney at teh Ferguson World record attempt. Pic-Clive WassonA video of all the tractors working together in the field has been filmed and will be sent to the Guinness World Book or Records for verifications.All proceeds from yesterday’s event went to the Sean O’Hare Unit in Stranorlar.Two other world records for the most number of Massey Ferguson 135s in the same field and also the most number of tractors making up the Massey Ferguson sign were also broken today. The event continues tomorrow.FARMERS SMASH WORLD TRACTOR RECORD DURING HUGE GATHERING IN BURT was last modified: September 20th, 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:BURTdonegalMassey Fergusonstractorslast_img read more

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Minister’s decision on Mackerel Quotas good news for Killybegs – Pringle

first_imgDonegal Deputy Thomas Pringle has welcomed the Minister’s decision on Mackerel quotas saying it is good news for Killybegs.Last week the Minister made a final decision not to change the allocation of mackerel quotas for fishing vessels in the industry.Deputy Thomas Pringle said “while minor changes were made to excess quotas, the decision not to change the share out is good news for fishing ports like Killybegs heavily dependent on mackerel for employment and which the existing allocation of quotas helps facilitate”. Deputy Pringle also said it was a huge concern for me when the Minister initially announced a review of the quotas due to the potential loss of jobs in the south-west of Donegal.A combination of looming uncertainty over Brexit and the huge dependency on mackerel fishing in parts of Donegal meant the fishing sector would be hypersensitive to any changes carried out, says Pringle.“Sixty-five percent of Ireland’s mackerel quota is caught in the UK so if we end up with a hard Brexit, our access to British fishing waters could be restricted which would have a devastating impact on our mackerel fleet. My concern is that this would lead to massive job losses and increased unemployment for processing workers in the sector” explains Pringle.“I was also concerned that any changes made to mackerel quota could lead to boats reducing their crew numbers in RSW Fleets as they adjust to uncertainty associated with changes to the quota. This is less so the case for polyvalent vessels as they have the option to fish other types of fish and can compensate for any loss of earnings from a reduced quota. “The South and South West parts of Donegal are dependent on mackerel for employment which has been in steady decline over the past number of years due to restriction in quotas and the modernisation of fish processing methods. Any further changes that might divert fish from the area would have a disastrous impact on employment.”“For that reason I welcome the Minister’s decision not to change the existing allocation of mackerel quota between RSW and polyvalent vessels” continues Pringle.Minister’s decision on Mackerel Quotas good news for Killybegs – Pringle was last modified: October 10th, 2017 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:donegalKillybegsmackeralquotasThomas Pringlelast_img read more

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Women top the agenda at AU summit

first_img30 January 2015African leaders meeting for the 24th African Union (AU) summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, have been urged to come up with a clear road map for the development and empowerment of women on the continent as well as a plan to end child marriages.The summit, which ends on 31 January, has the theme “Year of women’s empowerment and development towards Africa’s Agenda 2063”.“The leaders need to know that the young women and girls are here and they are not a statistic. The leaders need to create time to meet, dialogue, listen and then act,” said AU Goodwill Ambassador for Ending Child Marriage, Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, on the sidelines of the summit.Gumbonzvanda respected African Union Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma for putting women’s empowerment and development high on the agenda of the commission.“This is part of Africa rising. Africa will not rise as long as its daughters are bleeding and Africa will never be prosperous or at peace with itself if the whole generation is losing opportunities.”She expected that the outcome of the summit would be a clear commitment to end child marriages and that child marriage would be a key indicator to monitor the AU’s Agenda 2063.Gumbonzvanda said the practice was a violation of the fundamental rights of girls.Work had begun to prevent and end child marriages through changing attitudes. “It starts with a simple respect of men respecting girls, fathers respecting daughters, brothers respecting sisters and just going back to that spirit of love and care.”Another target was to ensure that girls remained in school. “We need to go beyond reading your A, B, C and D and start doing numeracy. We want our girls to get education where they can compete on the international labour market and where they can be entrepreneurs and where they can have choices or which marriage is not a choice for getting a livelihood.”The summit is also expected to inaugurate the Nelson Mandela Plenary Hall at the AU headquarters. The hall was named after the late statesman during the 22nd Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly in Addis Ababa in January 2014.Zuma leads South Africa delegationMeanwhile, The Presidency said President Jacob Zuma, who is leading a delegation to the gathering in Ethiopia, yesterday briefed the 32nd Summit of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad) Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee on progress made in championing infrastructure development on the African continent.He led the briefing in his capacity as chairman of the Presidential Infrastructure Championing Initiative. He also attended the African Peer Review Mechanism Summit and a meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council.The AU summit is considering the adoption of Agenda 2063, a 50-year shared strategic framework for inclusive growth and sustainable development on the continent. The continental plan looks to ensure positive socio-economic transformation within the next half-a-century. It will also explore concrete ways to achieve women’s empowerment and gender equality.“South Africa has ensured that the National Development Plan includes the key proposals of Agenda 2063, with a strong focus on regional co-operation and integration,” said the Presidency.Zuma is accompanied by International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane; Minister in The Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Jeff Radebe; Minister in The Presidency Responsible for Women Susan Shabangu; Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula; Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane; State Security Minister David Mahlobo; and Public Service and Administration Deputy Minister Ayanda Dlodlo.Health matters would also be discussed by the African leaders, especially the Ebola outbreak; peace and security; and development and administrative related issues, including the Nepad and the African Peer Review Mechanism.Follow the summit on Twitter.com/SAgovnews. The hashtag is #AUsummit.Source: SANews.govlast_img read more

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Dreaming the Impossible Dream? CancelAds Removes Display Ads from Online Content

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Imagine a world where users aren’t irritated by online ads, yet publishers still make money from their content.When you’re done laughing, go check out CancelAds. The basic idea behind their not-so-revolutionary but certainly unheard-of monetization scheme is to have blog subscribers pay small amounts on a recurring basis to read ad-free content online. In a world where free content is a given and what’s not free from publishers is made free by pirates, how could a concept like CancelAds survive? Read on to find out what we and CancelAds’ founders think.To succeed, CancelAds needs to combat the dual threat of visual tune-out (users’ eyes are trained to avoid ad areas and zero in on content) and apps such as TidyRead and Readability that eliminate advertising, whether publishers like it or not.According to the company’s site, there is definitely a market for the service. These users are not in the majority, but the folks at CancelAds believe there are enough users in this segment to sustain the revenue model.“According to [an] Advertising Age survey, 69 percent of Internet users are not ready to pay to view their favorite sites ad-free. But it still leaves 31 percent of all Internet users who may choose to pay…This is a huge crowd of people who dislike the way all the websites are now monetized with advertising but understand that website publishers also need to make money.”Granted, 31 percent of a group that comprises about a quarter of the earth’s population and is continually growing is pretty substantial. Still, revenues for publishers could really come down to visitor loyalty and the nature of the content.Company rep Svetlana Gladkova wrote to us and speculated that certain sites would garner revenues nearing those of print magazines, saying, “These must be the sites that have numerous ads where people tend to spend a long time (playing online games, reading about fashion and celebrities, socializing). So we are targeting mostly the mainstream-focused websites, not those targeted at the early adopters who know how to block ads without paying better than the mainstream audience.”“Though, of course, blogs targeted at early adopters have a large audience, and many will also benefit from using CancelAds because among their huge crowds of visitors there will be a certain percentage of loyal readers who will want to demonstrate their support by paying and enjoy the blogs ad-free as well.”Ad-free sites are definitely more aesthetically pleasing, from a UI and design perspective. And an ad-free site would also have significantly decreased load time. But will CancelAds and their partner sites be able to make money? Tags:#start#startups A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Related Posts jolie odell 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Top 10 Stunts in Film History

first_imgYou don’t need a team of VFX artists to create awesome effects. Check out 10 of Hollywood’s best stunt shots!With teams of VFX artists and computers working on a project, the special effects process is more involved than ever before. Although computer generated visual effects may be “safer” to make, real stunt work provides a ‘wow factor’ that’s hard to replicate.One of our favorite YouTubers, Cinefix, has compiled the following list of the top 10 stunts in film history. All of the stunts below used real people and the effects were captured in-camera. If you have any effects that should please share in the comments below.10. The Fast and the Furious – Car Flip9. Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol – Vertical Run8. Skyfall – Motorcycle Chase7. District B13 – Parkour6. Transformers: Dark of the Moon – Base Jump5. Goldeneye – Bungee Jump4. Police Story – Pole Slide3. Safety Last – Building Scale2. Ben Hur – Chariot Jump1. Stagecoach – Stagecoach StuntThe following video provides fascinating backstory into how each of these effects were created:This video was created by Cinefix. Thanks for sharing guys!Have any other clips that should have made it?Share in the comments below.last_img read more

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Gorkhas not to visit Foreigners’ Tribunals to prove citizenship: community body

first_imgThe Gorkhas, whose names have been exluded from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, will not visit Foreigners’ Tribunals to prove their Indian citizenship, a community body said on Sunday. Addressing a press conference here, Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangha (BGP) national president Sukhman Moktan said that Gorkhas being tried in the Foreigners’ Tribunals (FT) will be an “insult to us for being Indians,” he said.“We can file defamation suit against the system for challenging the citizenship of Gorkhas and Nepali speaking population being taken to FT”, Moktan, who heads the only registered national organisation, representing 10.5 million Indian Gorkhas in 22 State units and five zones, said.The BGP had organised a week-long tour across Assam to meet those of the Gorkha community who were not included in the NRC and directed to appeal against it at Foreigners’ Tribunals.‘Vested interests’ During the visit to 18 districts that ended on Sunday, Moktan said they found that names of many Gorkhas had been left out from the final NRC list.“We met NRC victims and arbitrarily marked D Voters and their descendents whose citizenship is challenged and are being directed to go to FT as per NRC guidelines while a recent Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) notification exempts the Gorkhas.“This is an attempt of a few vested interests within the system to disrespect Indian Gorkhas who are actually original inhabitants as is proved by our historically and mythologically recorded presence since centuries,” Moktan said. Nirmal Kumar Pun, BGP secretary general said, “No Indian Gorkhas should be left out of the NRC. As a vigilant civil society organisation, the BGP will play a vital role as it is a judiciary monitored process”.On being asked whether the BGP is planning to take the State government to High Court for the delay in filing fresh writ petition to uphold the MHA notification, Nityananda Upadhyay, president, Assam State Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangha (BGP) said, “BGP is a party to the NRC case in the Supreme Court of India.“If the Government of Assam does not do its duty as directed by the Union of India, the BGP will take a policy decision to take the matter to the Supreme Court and make the State government party to it and contest the case to ensure that Gorkhas are not taken to Foreigners’ Tribunals.” On Saturday a BGP delegation had urged Chief Secretary Alok Kumar to implement the MHA notification. The chief secretary was urged to form an Empowered Committee to address the woes of the Gorkha community regarding exclusion of many of their names from the NRC, BGP national secretary Nanda Kirati Dewan had said. More than 19 lakh of the 3.29 crore applicants have been excluded from the final NRC, released in Assam last month. Those excluded from the list published on August 31 have 120 days to appeal against it at Foreigners’ Tribunals.If not satisfied with the verdict of the tribunals, they can move the High Court and the Supreme Court for redress.last_img read more

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