…prime suspect in illegal aircraft, airstrip probeThe businessman from Tabatinga, Lethem, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) who is the prime suspect in the discovery of an illegal aircraft and airstrip at Lethem in August this year, was nabbed by Police after he allegedly fled the jurisdiction.According to the Guyana Police Force, the businessman is currently in the custody of a team of detectives led by a senior officer who travelled to Lethem three days ago. Police said the suspect will be brought to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters in Georgetown for further questioning.The businessman was previously detained by Police and questioned in connection with the discovery of the illegal aircraft and airstrip, but was later released on bail, after which he is believed to have fled the jurisdiction and went into hiding.It was previously reported that the businessman was released on $100,000 bail after being detained for 72 hours as the Police failed to garner sufficient evidence against him.He was however ordered to report to the Lethem Police Station weekly but after two of his employees – Nathan Hamilton, 21, of Lot 107 Beverley Hills Drive, Lethem; and Wazim King, 37, also of Lethem were brought before the court and charged for the incident, he failed to make his weekly reports and attempts made by the Police to contact him proved futile.The airstrip along with a chainsaw and a few fuel drums were discovered five kilometers West of Santa Fe, near Lethem by ranks. Additionally, 12 abandoned camps, an axe and a quarter drum of aviation fuel were also found.While conducting a surveillance exercise, ranks of the Guyana Defence Force were able to intercept a Beechcraft twin-engine plane which landed on the airstrip.The airstrip is believed to be used for illegal activities. (Kizzy Coleman)
January 11, 2020
Rock star and activist Bono is adding another title to his résumé: first-ever guest editor of Vanity Fair. The U2 frontman will edit the magazine’s Africa-themed July issue, on newsstands in early June, on behalf of his Project RED campaign, it was announced Tuesday. “We’ve talked about doing a special issue on Africa for awhile now, and of course Bono came to mind during those discussions,” said Vanity Fair Editor Graydon Carter in a statement. “He’s very knowledgeable and passionate on the subject, and he’ll be an authentic guest editor.” Last May, Bono was guest editor of The Independent newspaper in London. He featured stories on HIV/AIDS in Africa, poverty and global warming to highlight his Project RED venture, which enlists corporations to donate the proceeds of products made under the RED brand to humanitarian efforts in Africa. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “As guest editor, I want Africa to appear (as) an adventure, not a burden, and put faces and personalities to the statistics we read elsewhere,” the 46-year-old Irish rocker said in a statement. “Five thousand Africans die every day of a preventable, treatable disease (HIV/AIDS). If Graydon, his team, and I succeed, the reader will care more about the daily squandering of these noble, entrepreneurial, optimistic lives … people who are familiar to us in every other way than circumstance.” Carter said the articles won’t be like policy papers. “We’ll be telling great stories about Africa’s successes and turnarounds,” he said. “We certainly won’t ignore the continent’s problems – but we’ll cover African music, art and literature. We want to really surprise people in a positive way.”
January 11, 2020
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December 27, 2019
1 Antoine Griezmann is set to stay at Atletico Madrid Antoine Griezmann on Thursday evening pledged his commitment to Atletico Madrid, after it emerged Manchester United’s interest in a summer move for the France forward had cooled.The 26-year-old – linked with a host of Europe’s top clubs – took to social media to indicate that he will remain at Atletico, writing (in Spanish): “Now more than ever #Atleti #Alltogether” alongside a photo of him celebrating while playing for the Spanish club.Griezmann’s vow came just hours after Atletico’s appeal against a FIFA transfer ban until January 2018 was rejected by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, meaning they would not be able to replace him if he left.United intend to bring in three or four high-quality additions this summer, but Griezmann had slipped down their list of targets.Jose Mourinho’s side are determined to launch a Premier League title challenge next term after securing Champions League qualification by beating Ajax in last week’s Europa League final.While their admiration for Griezmann was clear, finding 100 million euros (£87million) to meet his buyout looked a big ask as Mourinho’s men attempt to bring in, among other positions, an out-and-out striker with Zlatan Ibrahimovic having possibly played his last match for the club.The 35-year-old Swede sustained serious knee ligament damage in the Europa League quarter-final second leg against Anderlecht in April, and his contract expires this summer.Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola does not know where the veteran will be playing next season – and another of his clients could well be the man to fill the void.Everton’s Romelu Lukaku has been strongly linked with United and former club Chelsea. The Belgium international has two years left on his existing deal at Goodison Park and has refused to sign a new contract.“Lukaku had a promise that if certain clubs came this summer that he could leave this summer,” Raiola told talkSPORT. READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE.“We are not in concrete talks with anybody at this moment, but hearing the market I think some clubs will contact Everton.“If the price is right for Everton and the project is right for Lukaku then I think he will want to make another step, but we are not there yet.”Torino striker Andrea Belotti is another player that has been linked with a move to Old Trafford, so too Alvaro Morata – although a move for the Spain international could be problematic given Real Madrid’s interest in David De Gea.The 26-year-old goalkeeper’s consistent performances have led to admiring glances from the Spanish capital, with Real interested in signing a player they come close to buying in 2015.A deal worth £29million plus Keylor Navas was agreed but the relevant paperwork was not completed before the deadline, with the goalkeeper instead signing a new four-year deal with an option to extend it by a season.United feel well placed to hold onto De Gea this summer, with reports of a bid from Real just days before Saturday’s Champions League final against Juventus believed to be wide of the mark.
December 26, 2019
“The board of the EFL has not as yet agreed on the sanction that it will be seeking from the commission, having discussed the matter at its board meeting yesterday for the first time.”Reports claim the club could face a sanction of up to 12 points but it is understood Birmingham would fight any deduction.A club statement read: “We are complying with everything required under the imposed EFL business plan.”It is understood understands Birmingham’s owners Trillion Trophy Asia are confident of avoiding a points deduction which, if imposed, would seriously dent City’s hopes of avoiding a fight against relegation.Monk’s side are currently 20th in the Sky Bet Championship table with four points after six league games and still looking for their first win of the season. Birmingham City could face a 12-point deduction from the English Football League after allegedly breaking Financial Fair Play rules.In August, the EFL said it was “exceptionally disappointed” with the £2million signing of Danish left-back Kristian Pedersen while the club was under a transfer embargo, meaning players could only be signed under certain restrictions. The signing of Kristian Pedersen could result in a 12-point penalty 2 2 Birmingham City could be hit with a huge 12 point penalty The Blues have been referred to a disciplinary commission which will hear representations from both the EFL and the club.Birmingham were placed under the embargo after exceeding losses of £39million over a three-year period, with manager Garry Monk only allowed to sign five players during the summer transfer window, those being either free transfers or loan signings on wages of less than £10,000 per week.An EFL spokesman said: “The club has been referred to a disciplinary commission which will hear representations from both the EFL and Birmingham City before reaching a decision.“The commission, convened under EFL regulations, has the scope to determine the sanction without restriction.
December 26, 2019
Hoffenheim vs Man City (Tuesday, October 2) – CLICK TO LISTENAston Villa vs Preston (Tuesday, October 2) – CLICK TO LISTENNapoli vs Liverpool (Wednesday, October 3) – CLICK TO LISTENSheffield Wednesday vs West Brom (Wednesday, October 3) – CLICK TO LISTENQarabag vs Arsenal (Thursday, October 4) – CLICK TO LISTEN What the managers are sayingCarlo Ancelotti (Napoli): “Liverpool are one of the best teams in Europe, but we’ll go for the win – we can cause problems. We have belief and we’ll need that if we want to play the way we want.“Klopp is a friend. He’s a very experienced coach and his teams have a very clear identity: pace, aggression and intensity.”Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool): “I like Carlo Ancelotti. In Germany we say he’s obviously a wily fox. He said a lot of positive things about us and nice things about me before a game. It’s nice, but it’s tactics.“Carlo has been so long in the business. We need to step up. This is a fantastic manager, a fantastic team and a emotional crowd.”Where can you listen?talkSPORT brings you full commentary of Napoli vs Liverpool, kick-off 20:00. Click here for Napoli vs Liverpool live stream 2 Ancelotti, the veteran Italian, is a master of European football having won the Champions League on three occasions as a manager, and he has history with Liverpool having been Milan’s manager when they lost that most famous of finals in Istanbul, before getting revenge over the Reds in Athens two years later.Napoli were held to a 0-0 draw by Crvena zvezda in Belgrade in their Champions League opener, but they are looking strong at this moment in time with five wins from their opening seven Serie A matches.This promises to be a cracking encounter, and you can listen to full commentary of the match LIVE on talkSPORT. Liverpool will aim to make it two wins from two games when their Champions League campaign resumes on Wednesday evening, LIVE on talkSPORT.Last season’s losing finalists secured a dramatic late win over Paris Saint-Germain on the opening matchday, and now travel to the imposing Stadio San Paolo to take on Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli. Liverpool thrashed Napoli in pre-season This week’s talkSPORT commentaries 2 Ancelotti was replaced Maurizio Sarri as Napoli manager earlier this year Team newsKlopp makes one change from their draw at Chelsea last weekend with Naby Keita replacing club captain Jordan Henderson after his below-par display against ChelseaMeanwhile, the home side also name a strong team which has the likes of Lorenzo Insigne and Jose Callejon while Arsenal keeper David Ospina starts for Napoli as he is at the Italian side on loan this season.Napoli: Ospina, Maksimovic, Koulibaly, Albiol, Mario Rui, Allan, Hamsik, Fabian, Callejon, Milik, InsigneSubs: Karnezis, Hysaj, Diawara, Rog, Zielinski, Mertens, VerdiLiverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Milner, Wijnaldum, Keita, Salah, Mane, FirminoSubs: Mignolet, Fabinho, Lovren, Henderson, Moreno, Shaqiri, Sturridge
December 25, 2019
Sean Hall arriving in courtGARDAI who arrested a former US air force engineer at his own home did so illegally, it was claimed in a court case yesterday.Sean Hall, a 50-year-old retired mechanic, is suing Gardai alleging they breached his constitutional rights by arresting him on suspicion of causing criminal damage to the property. Mr Hall claimed at Letterkenny Circuit Court yesterday that he was arrested despite legal advice given to Gardai beforehand that he was legally entitled to enter a home at which his wife had changed the locks.The arrest took place on April 15 2009 in Gweedore, Co Donegal.Mr Hall had returned to the area two days earlier after undergoing heart surgery in America.He and his wife were having marital problems at the time and they hadn’t spoken for four months whilst he was in the USA.However when he went to their house on April 13 the locks had been changed.He was advised by Gardai that day to leave the area after Mrs Maria Hall called officers.Two days later, he returned to the house and broke in through a window.His solicitor Cormac Hartnett had called and faxed Gardai and Mrs Hall’s solicitor advising them that his client was legally entitled to return to the property.At 8pm a stand-off occurred inside the house when Mr Hall barricaded himself inside a bedroom and refused to come out, Judge Petria McDonnell was told.Gardai broke down the door, arrested Mr Hall and took him to Glenties Garda Station.“They basically treated me like a criminal. They told me to open the f***ing door,” said Mr Hall.“They put me in the cop car and it was overwhelming.”He was released the next day and an ex-parte barring order was granted at the district court, an order later lifted and Mr Hall did later return to live at the house until his marriage of 20 years broke up.Cormac Hartnett, Mr Hall’s solicitor, gave evidence and told the judge that he was “incredulous” that his client had been arrested despite phoning Gardai and faxing them. He had also faxed and phoned Mrs Hall’s solicitor.Mr Hall claimed that he had recorded the incident on a mobile phone but when his personal belongings were returned one of his three phones was missing.James O’Donnell, barrister for An Garda Siochana, strenuously denied this allegation, telling Mr Hall he had signed for his possessions and had never made a complaint about it.Garda witnesses have yet to be called in the case.The hearing was adjourned and will resume at Castlebar court on October 30.MAN SUES GARDAÍ IN ‘WRONGFUL’ ARREST LAWSUIT was last modified: October 19th, 2013 by John2Share 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)
December 25, 2019
BREAKING NEWS: Customs officers and the Gardai in Co Donegal have smashed a drugs smuggling operation.Drugs worth more than €140,000 was seized when they were posted to an address in Lettekenny yesterday.In a follow-up operation a 28 year old man was arrested and is being questioned at Letterkenny Garda station. The drugs, 4- Methylethcathinone, with an estimated street value of €140,000, was seized at a private house and weigh 4 kilograms.4 MEC, is a synthetic stimulant that is chemically similar to Mephedrone.Gardai across Donegal have been carrying out numerous searches as part of an overall campiagn against drug-delaing.Officers raided a house in the Mountaintop area last night and this morning detectives were searching fields in and around the dual carriageway outside of Letetrkenny. Gardai in Letterkenny are remaining tight-lipped about the operation. DONEGAL GARDAI BUST MAJOR POSTAL DRUGS SMUGGLING OPERATION was last modified: November 7th, 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:drugsGardailetterkenny
December 25, 2019
A DONEGAL man hoping to be the first on top of Mount Everest – with a Donegal flag of course – has been forced back to base camp after taking ill.Jason Black, owner of Voodoo in Letterkenny, has been writing a blog on his journey to the top of the world.So here’s his latest despatch. (Chin up there boy) Over to you Jason.BACK IN BASE CAMP VERY SICK TONIGHT – BY JASON BLACKOH HOW MT EVEREST CAN THROW YOU A CURVE BALL .. When you least expect it.So as you Know I arrived into ABC in great form and oh how that changed over night. I woke up yesterday the 24th ” I apologise to you all as I can’t get any connection beyond base camp”.. So yes you have guest it I’m back were it all started at base camp . As I said woke up with slight headache which I brushed aside with the most awesome view from my tent sitting looking up the north Col only a few hundred meters to my right & straight out in front the Snow White field of the Rombuk glacier. I had lost my apatite and again I put it down to the altitude of approx 6.500 mts of ABC if you were to draw parallels that’s the equivalent of high camp 2 on the south side Climb of mt Everest. What’s that mean I hear you , we’ll that. Means that there south side ABC is much lower than the north and the north sides altitude gains per camp are much tougher on the body.So then I decided to take a walk up towards the north Col & crampon point at approx 6.650mts slow & steady. The views were breathtaking as now I was looking right up the north ridge line & the summit I could see so clearly.I spent 20mins up there just helping the body adjusting to the lack of air.Conditions in ABC are very cold , headed back for some lunch but decided to lay down for an hour before hand and man when Nima woke me for lunch i thought I had just been run over by a bus – my head at the back was pounding ,I mean pounding proper and when I crawled out of the tent eventually I was dizzy and a feeling of throwing up ” which I didn’t thank god”.Couldn’t eat anything at all , and in discussing the symptoms with Nima the obvious & the sickness I didn’t want to appear looked like it had struck. The dizziness tough headache pointed toward full blown altitude sickness . I won’t go into the details as kids are viewing the blog, so we said at this stage as it was late we would monitor things overnight with a view to the only remedy GETTING DOWN IN ALTITUDE ASAP … Before things goes horribly wrong.So I was happy with that and crazy as it seams had a great nights sleep ” Nima was checking me all night he informed me ” I awoke again to this crazy headache at the back of my brain traveling down back of my neck and into my spine. So no time to waste we gathered up our stuff and headed for base camp , I honestly didn’t know how I was going to get down to base camp it was 20 kilometers away and I was I’m pretty bad shape – the illness had left me lifeless & weak and putting one foot in front of the other was about all I could do. The route been steep with my head dizzy was interesting & Nima knew by my body movements things needed to happen As soon as.Nima kept pushing to get as low as possible , next think the vomiting started & then the back door started both as green as fairy liquid washing up stuff. With flushing of water I got that under control and got a delorite in to my drinking jar to help replace lost minerals & electrolytes ..Even though I was loosing my mind I still had a great laugh to myself on the way down, I was recalling this time myself & my cousin Micky Russell were racing this bike race called the ras and we both were sick as pigs coming into Enniscorthy town it was wet & miserable and we were so dosed with the flu & as we we paddling back to the B&B we stopped at a chemist and got the biggest amount of night & day tablet form and liquid form and when washed up we banged the whole lot into us , next morning still had the cold & flu but the legs felt fantastic , we were so far back in general classification that we didn’t fear drug tested” drug ban is codeine found then i in night & day hahaha – sorry for rambling but that sums up the day I had . Anyway 8 hours staggering it took us reach base camp back were I started , yes I was disheartened but happy to be out of danger ,by now I’m feeling better with some hot food into my belly “as all I had in two days was a mars bar” and head pains was practically gone , with front end Nd back end dried up I now felt with out a shadow of doubt the right call was made at exactly the right time.We are staying at base camp now for 4 day to recoup and get well again and then I’m heading back to ABC.It’s just unbelievable how this mountain which just a few days ago I was calling majestic & jaw dropping , “today I have a few new words for it , but not for the online airwaves but I’m sure you can figure them out yourselves”Can throw the maddest curve balls at you when you least expect it , one day your flying next your dying , then that’s the crazy nature of the expedition to the top of the worlds most highest mountain Mt Everest 8848mt.So after all the drama over the last 48hours I’m still positive and focused on my summit bid.I have to say Mt Everest is living up to its incredible leg-essay in its toughness to concur , tonight I feel she has dished me up starters and main course & desert has yet to follow.So again thank you for all your kind comment there so encouraging at times like this. Positive & focused more thank ever tonight from everest base camp round 2 Love Jason JASON’S EVEREST ADVENTURE: ‘FORCED BACK TO BASE CAMP BY ILLNESS’ was last modified: April 25th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
December 25, 2019
He recommended a central classification system be created to prevent this mixing. Since Bobb’s report, sheriff’s Correctional Services Division Chief Marc Klugman said, officials have installed security cameras, hired 55 additional deputies and purchased a scanning system to track inmate movements. “It’s a lot of money, but $20 million is a fraction of what we’re going to pay when somebody comes in, sues us, gets a consent decree and the Justice Department comes in and whatever other parade of horrible is going to happen as we continue to have these incidents,” Yaroslavsky said. Troy Anderson, (213) 974-8985 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A year after Special Counsel Merrick Bobb identified serious deficiencies in the Los Angeles County Jail system, inmates remain at high risk of assaults and deaths, officials said Tuesday. Supervisor Gloria Molina said that, if the Sheriff’s Department had followed the recommendation’s in Bobb’s confidential November 2004 report, Chad Cochran – who was brutally kicked and stomped to death last month at Men’s Central Jail – would probably still be alive. “Many of the recommendations that would have prevented this situation have not been put into place,” Molina said. “You’re in the process of doing something, but for the most part, there doesn’t seem to be a sense of urgency to get it done. “I don’t want to be here next October and have potentially two, three or six more deaths that cost us a couple of million of dollars when if we would have had some of these recommendations put in place it would have prevented this situation.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Cochran, a mentally ill nonviolent offender who was moved from the Twin Towers mental health facility to the nearby jail that houses hundreds of violent offenders and murderers, is one of eight inmates killed at the downtown jail in the last two years. Undersheriff Larry Waldie said the slaying occurred when the deputy left the area for 20 minutes to help search of a nearby room where several knives were found. “When you are talking about murderers, they’ll take a (knife) and will kill you in jail even before we open the doors and get in there,” Waldie said. “The environment of the jail does not allow us to provide 100 percent protection to protect every single individual.” Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky’s said Bobb’s report found the string of jailhouse murders could be traced to failures over movement of inmates and a collapse of security procedures and safety checks. Bobb wrote these failures came about because of lax supervision and a long-standing jail culture that has shortchanged accountability for inmate safety and security. Bobb added that insufficient attention is paid to the differing levels of danger posed by mixing low- and medium-risk inmates with highly dangerous ones.