CH&PA urges house lot owners to clear lands

January 12, 2020

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first_imgThe Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) is urging all owners of unoccupied house lots to clear the empty lots and surrounding drains of overgrowth, or commence construction as indicated on the agreement of sale, transport or certificate of title.This call from the CH&PA comes at a time when the agency has received numerous complaints from residents of some communities, especially in Region 10, about security threats and health hazards they face on a daily basisThe agency on Monday received a complaint from an elderly man in Region 10 about being bitten by snake which he said emerged from the unoccupied lot next to his property.According to the CH&PA, it is a known fact that unoccupied house lots with large overgrowth are safe havens for criminals, besides being habitats for reptiles and breeding grounds for mosquitoes which have the potential to spread diseases such as dengue fever.Referring to the agreements of sale, transports, and certificates of title issued, the CH&PA has said that landowners are responsible for the cleaning and maintenance of all drains, reserves, and parapets adjoining their lots, and should keep all parapets and reserves unencumbered.The agency deems it unreasonable for owners of unoccupied lots to expect residents to go into their pockets and expend monies to maintain lands they do not own.last_img read more


3 arrested for possession of bulletproof vests

January 12, 2020

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first_imgThree persons have been arrested in relation to the possession of bulletproof vests, the Guyana Police Force (GFC) said.Ranks in C Division (East Coast Demerara) on Thursday arrested a food vendor on the East Coast of Demerara (ECD), after a search of his premises unearthed, among other things, two bulletproof vests.Police said the 41-year-old suspect is wanted for questioning in connection with two recent crimes.Meanwhile, several days ago, ranks at the Berbice River Bridge checkpoint intercepted a motor car and arrested two men, who had in their possession, bulletproof vests.The GPF said a further search of one suspect’s home revealed eight bulletproof vests. The suspect reportedly told the Police that he imported the protective gear.Police said these two suspects have since been released on bail, pending further investigation into the matter.last_img read more


Misfiring Bayern with point to prove at home to Ajax

January 10, 2020

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first_img0Shares0000Niko Kovac (L) needs his Bayern players to lift their game after a surprise Bundesliga defeat © AFP / Odd ANDERSENMunich, Germany, Oct 1 – Bayern Munich host Ajax in the Champions League on Tuesday with Niko Kovac needing to fix a leaking defence and lack of finishing after yielding top spot in the Bundesliga.The clash at Munich’s Allianz Arena could well decide Group E after Bayern claimed a 2-0 win at Benfica in the opening round a fortnight ago while Ajax won 3-0 at Greek side AEK. Dauntingly for Ajax, Bayern have won the last 12 matches at home in the Champions League group stages.However, the five-time European champions finished the weekend second in the German league after crashing to a shock 2-0 defeat at Hertha Berlin on Friday after being outplayed in the capital.“It is an important game against Ajax. A win would make things easier for us going into our next four games,” said Bayern head coach Kovac.“Many people said we wouldn’t lose a game (in the Bundesliga) this season, but now it has happened in no time at all.”Ajax had a tough time getting to Munich on Monday as a power failure at Amsterdam’s Schipol airport delayed their departure by two hours, but they will face a Bayern side eager to make amends.Uncharacteristically for the Munich giants, they conceded a late equaliser in a 1-1 league draw with Augsburg last Tuesday, which was followed by the defeat in Berlin.But veteran winger Arjen Robben remains unfazed.“I think we have to show a good response, it’s nice that we get the chance so soon,” said Robben on Monday.“Last week we were seen as unbeatable, now things have flipped 180 degrees.“I’ve been here too long to join in talk like that.“I’m looking forward to the game and it’s something special to play against a Dutch team, especially Ajax,” added the former Netherlands captain.However, Kovac will have been troubled by the ease with which Pal Dardai’s Hertha unpicked the lock of the Bayern defence.He will seek a tighter performance against Ajax, who are second in the Dutch league after a 2-0 win at Fortuna Sittard on Saturday.Ajax coach Erik ten Hag will have taken note of how Bayern’s defence was shaken in the first half by Berlin.Jerome Boateng needlessly gave away a penalty by fouling Salomon Kalou and Vedad Ibisevic converted for the opening goal.Niklas Suele, Bayern’s other centre-back, was out of position when Hertha’s Ondrej Duda, the league’s current top-scorer with five goals in six games, smashed home a close-range cross.Bayern’s star-studded attack also has a point to prove against Ajax. Arjen Robben’s goal in the draw with Augsburg is all they have to show for 40 shots on goal in their last two games.Even the likes of James Rodriguez, Franck Ribery, Robben and Robert Lewandowski could not breach Berlin’s defence despite 25 shots.“Augsburg and also Hertha didn’t have many chances, but they created goals,” said Robben, 34.“We had far more corners and chances than our opponents, that’s football sometimes, but there is no need to talk about a crisis.“We will put in a good performance as a reaction and start a new run of results.”A win over Ajax would boost confidence before Saturday’s home league match against Borussia Moenchengladbach when they can aim to make up the one-point gap to Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund.Historically, there is nothing separating Bayern and Ajax, who have three wins each, plus two draws, in their previous eight meetings.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


RARE SIGHTINGS OF PINE MARTENS MADE IN DONEGAL

December 29, 2019

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first_imgThere have been rare sightings of pine martens in Co Donegal.A pine martenAccording to the Gweebarra Conservation Group, there have been sightings of the elusive creatures in both Derryloughan in Glenties and Cloghercor in recent weeks.The sightings have taken place at dusk. The animals are also known as Cat Crainn (tree cats) and are usually found in their stronghold of The Burren in Co Clare.It is understood the pine marten’s waste laden with rowan berries also provided a key clue that the creatures are about.The Gweebarra Conservation Group have asked who may have spotted the shy creatures to get in touch.  RARE SIGHTINGS OF PINE MARTENS MADE IN DONEGAL was last modified: August 27th, 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) Tags:donegalGweebarra Conservation Grouppine martenslast_img read more


Lightning strikes twice on power play

December 29, 2019

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first_imgNo lightning strikes, falling trees or other acts of nature. Craig Conroy somehow made it through Tuesday night’s game unscathed, which put him in the distinct minority among the Kings’ top players. What were the Kings missing on Tuesday? Only three of their top four scorers: Pavol Demitra, Alexander Frolov and Lubomir Visnovsky, who have combined for 50 of the 160 goals scored by the Kings this season. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Injuries have become a way of life for the Kings, who also have been without Eric Belanger, Aaron Miller and Jeremy Roenick, and it seems that the attrition is catching up with them. “We’re banged up right now, but we still have to find a way to get points,” Kings coach Andy Murray said. “I can’t fault the effort of our team, but we needed to have a smarter effort.” Defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay entered the game with losses in three of its past four games and had failed to score a power-play goal in 2006, with an 0-for-40 skid that dated back to Dec. 26. But the Lightning scored two power-play goals on its first three chances Tuesday, and Ruslan Fedotenko added a goal late in the second period to give Tampa Bay a 3-1 lead. By that point, Jason LaBarbera had been pressed into duty in goal. Garon played the entire first period but was hit by a shot late in the period and was replaced by LaBarbera to start the second period. Garon said he will have a MRI today. X-rays revealed nothing more than a bruise, although Garon also required two stitches to close a cut caused by the shot. But the short-term prognosis doesn’t look good for Garon, who had limited mobility in his left arm after the game. “I felt good and I didn’t want to get off the ice,” Garon said, “but I thought it would be better for the team if I stayed off.” LaBarbera was informed that he would be going in with just seven minutes left in the first intermission, he said. LaBarbera had not played since a Dec. 29 loss to Phoenix, and in his relief role Tuesday, LaBarbera stopped 11 of 13 shots. “It wasn’t the easiest thing in the world, but it’s part of the job,” LaBarbera said. “You’re a professional, so you should always be ready. “It’s been pretty interesting around here. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it, with guys going down left, right and center.” Since Garon’s injury was only the latest in a string of bad twists for the Kings, it rated as only a mild surprise when the Lightning broke its string of power-play futility seven minutes into the first period. Brad Richards faked a shot from the slot, then passed to Martin St. Louis, who was stationed to the side of the net. St. Louis flipped a shot toward the net, and the puck deflected off the back of Garon and into the net to break an eight-game power-play drought for the Lighting. But with 4:04 left in the period, Dustin Brown came through with a real highlight when he stationed himself in front of the net and knocked in the rebound of a shot by Sean Avery. The Kings recorded only three shots on goal in the second period and LaBarbera, without much defensive support, allowed two goals, to Vincent Lecavalier and Fedotenko, to put the Kings down 3-1. Norman Milley added an empty-net goal for Tampa Bay with 1:10 remaining in the third period. Rich Hammond, (818) 713-3611 rich.hammond@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Then, as only things can for the Kings, things managed to get worse during the game. In a development that surprised nobody who has followed the team this season, the Kings lost goaltender Mathieu Garon to a bruised left shoulder after the first period. Matters didn’t improve much from there, as the Kings lost to the Tampa Bay Lighting 4-1 in front of 17,017 at Staples Center. last_img read more


Sex abuse detailed as priest’s trial begins

December 28, 2019

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “He violated the trust of a priest and the decency of any person by molesting numerous children,” defense attorney Leonard Levine said. “For that, there is no excuse, there is no explanation and there is no defense. And none will be offered.” What will be offered, Levine said, is evidence that Wempe did not molest the man who has accused him of abuse during the early 1990s. Wempe faces up to 16 years in prison if convicted of five counts of molestation. Wempe has pleaded not guilty and is free on bail. Eight men who will be called as witnesses claim they were sexually abused while Wempe was an associate pastor in Palmdale, Ventura and Westlake Village and taught at a Catholic high school in Lancaster. Wempe, 66, has admitted molesting them and five others. But he cannot be charged in these cases because they occurred between 1972 and 1987, which is beyond the statute of limitations. Retired priest Michael Wempe had a formula for The Seduction. He searched for weak families, with boys needing a father figure. After winning the mother’s trust, he would take her son camping or motorcycle riding or to fire rifles in the woods. First it was with a group, but soon he sought alone time. Then he began the fondling, which culminated in molestation. That model was outlined Monday by prosecutors as Wempe’s molestation trial got under way in Los Angeles Superior Court – a pattern that even Wempe’s attorney conceded. And Levine claims that Jason, now 25, made up the allegations after a U.S. Supreme Court decision barred prosecution of Wempe for molesting his two older brothers and others prior to January 1988. But the accuser in the current case contends the abuse began in 1990, after Wempe renewed an acquaintance with his family. He was 11 at the time and having a difficult time with his stepfather, so he welcomed a relationship with the family’s former priest. Deputy District Attorney Todd Hicks said the youth was molested about once a year over the next five years. At the time, Wempe was the Catholic chaplain at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He recently had returned from New Mexico, where Cardinal Roger Mahony sent him for therapy in 1987 after another priest reported “boundary violations,” according to church records. “It was believed this type of compulsion could be treated,” Tod Tamberg, spokesman for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, said in an interview. Church officials have since admitted that was folly. Hicks described Wempe, who was forced to retire in 2002 amid allegations of abuse, as “cool” and “hip,” a charismatic priest whose parishioners followed him whenever he was reassigned. “Everybody loved Mr. Wempe,” Hicks said. “It was an honor to know him and it was an honor to be around him.” Despite his popularity and potential to climb the church hierarchy, Wempe never ascended beyond associate pastor. That was because of his “dark side,” Hicks said. “If you were to define the defendant’s lifestyle,” the prosecutor said, “it would be: Preach on Sunday, molest Monday through Friday, pray on Saturday.” Wempe sat quietly with his attorney. He wore a gray suit and a striped, blue tie. His hair was kempt and his thin beard trimmed short. His face was red. He looked relaxed and refreshed, laughing with Levine before jurors entered, and emoted little during opening statements, except when the prosecution described alleged acts of abuse. At one reference, the retired priest rolled his eyes and appeared to mouth, “Oh my God.” Wempe has become infamous since the clergy sex scandal erupted in Boston in 2002 and rippled across the country. Eleven men, including the current accuser and his brothers, are suing Wempe in civil court. The retired priest was arrested and charged in June 2003 with 42 counts of sexual abuse, but was released from jail weeks later after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a California law allowing prosecution in cases that occurred before 1988. Brad A. Greenberg, (818) 713-3634 brad.greenberg@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


Ramsey and Torreira start for Arsenal against Watford: Confirmed teams

December 26, 2019

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first_img Latest Arsenal News Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff The Welshman has entered the final year of his deal and has been in discussions to extend his 10-year stay at the Emirates.However, Arsenal are said to have withdrawn their latest offer with no new contract on the table.Meanwhile Lucas Torreira has also now seemingly established his place among the club’s first XI, however they will face a tough test against high-flying Watford on Saturday. Arteta confirms Ljungberg’s role, discusses transfer plans and Mesut Ozil rookie error REVEALED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Aaron Ramsey and Lucas Torreira have both been selected to start for Arsenal’s Premier League match against Watford on Saturday.Gunners boss Unai Emery has chosen to stick with Ramsey, despite reports emerging this week which state he is set to leave at the end of the season. LATEST gameday cracker Confirmed XIs:Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Holding, Monreal, Torreira, Xhaka, Ozil, Ramsey, Aubameyang, Lacazette.Subs: Mkhitaryan, Lichtsteiner, Iwobi, Leno, Welbeck, Guendouzi, Kolasinac.Watford: Foster, Navarro, Cathcart, Kabasele, Holebas, Doucoure, Capoue, Hughes, Pereyra, Deeney, Gray.Subs: Gomes, Mariappa, Success, Masina, Sema, Chalobah, Femenia. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won center_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 1 appointed The two midfielders start for Arsenal What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas silverware MIKEL TALKS Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ BIG PRESENTS UP TOP last_img read more


DONEGAL PEOPLE IN HUGE SETTLEMENTS WITH REVENUE

December 25, 2019

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first_imgA NUMBER of Donegal people have made substantial settlements with the Revenue.According to the latest defaulters list, retired fisherman and company director Denis J Boyle of Acres, Burtonport, handed over €896,558 as a result of an investigation into under-declaration of income tax and capital gains tax.Owen Boyle, a supermarket owner from Kilmacrennan, made a settlement of €277,017 in relation to tax, PRSI and PAYE matters. Emer Brennan, company director of Glenties Road, Ardara, paid over €104,491 for under-declaration of capital gains tax.Martin Doherty, a shop and forecourt owner of Middletown, Derrybeg, Gaoth Dobhair, paid Revenue €148,834 in fines and payments for under-declaration of VAT and other matters.A company – Flashy Concepts Limited – with an address at Unit 6 of the Convoy Enterprise Centre, paid over €54,702 for under-declaring VAT.Landlord and company director Declan Gallagher of Salthill, Mountcharles, paid the Revenue €34,128 for under-declaring capital acquisitions tax. The Lagg Service Station Limited in Milford made a settlement including fines of €119,845 for under-declaration of VAT, PRSI, PAYE and Corporation Tax.Farmer and site vendor Karol McElhinney, from Dooish paid Revenue €184,706 for under-declaring capital gains tax.SMS Wholesale Limited, Kinnegar, Rathmullan – a grocery wholesaler – paid back Revenue €51,062 for underpayment of VAT.Farmer Joseph Sweeney, Creeve, Rathmullan made a settlement of almost €40,000 for under-declaring capital acquisitions tax. DONEGAL PEOPLE IN HUGE SETTLEMENTS WITH REVENUE was last modified: September 11th, 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) Tags:donegal tax defaulters listlast_img read more


DDTV VIDEO: McGLYNN, LACEY AND McFADDEN UP FOR FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR

December 25, 2019

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first_imgCheck out some footage of the three footballers up for 2012 Footballer of the Year on this video from gaa.ie.They all hail from Donegal of course and are Frank McGlynn, Karl Lacey and Colm McFadden. The winner will be picked live at the awards gala banquet this Friday, October 26. DDTV VIDEO: McGLYNN, LACEY AND McFADDEN UP FOR FOOTBALLER OF THE YEAR was last modified: October 24th, 2012 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) Tags:DDTV VIDEO: McGLYNNLACEY AND McFADDEN UP FOR FOOTBALLER OF THE YEARlast_img read more


PEN BOYS SWAMPED WITH ORDERS SINCE DRAGON’S DEN APPEARANCE

December 25, 2019

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first_imgMeeting the Dragons….Ronan and Conor Mc Garvey of Donegal Pens pictured in the den with the five dragons from the RTE Dragon’s Den series. From left, Peter Casey, Ramona Nicholas, Gavin Duffy, Barry O Sullivan and Sean O Sullivan.Donegal Pen entrepreneurs Conor and Ronan McGarvey have been swamped with new orders since appearing on Dragon’s Den.The two brothers, aged 13 and 15, from Loughanure, took the RTE show by storm and were awarded a €2,000 bursary and also $2,000 of orders.But the orders have continued to roll in since Sunday night’s show. No less than nine shops across the country have contacted the boys asking to stock their pens on top of the 20 shops already selling the pens.There have also been dozens of enquiries from across the world looking for orders.Many companies are also looking to use the boys’ new logo engraving service on the pens.“It’s going to be a busy summer. We have to finish our school year first but we think we’re going to be in our shed making pens for a good part of the summer. “We honestly never thought the response would be this great,” said the lads.  PEN BOYS SWAMPED WITH ORDERS SINCE DRAGON’S DEN APPEARANCE was last modified: May 7th, 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) Tags:DONEGAL PENSDragon’s Denorderslast_img read more