Region 2 REO questioned by Police for allegedly assaulting Vice Chair

first_imgRegional Executive Officer (REO) of Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), Dennis Jaikarran was on Tuesday questioned by Police after a report was made that he assaulted Regional Vice Chairperson Nandranie Coonjah.REO Dennis JaikarranProtestors disrupting the Region 2 RDC meeting on TuesdayRegional Vice Chairperson Nandranie Coonjah along with Regional Chairman Davanand Ramdatt and other councillors leaving the Anna Regina Police StationThe report was made at the Anna Regina Police Station.Coonjah told Guyana Times that she had closed the main door to the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) office when the REO and supporters left the boardroom, after disturbing the monthly statutory meeting.According to the Regional Vice Chairman, the REO and supporters of the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) left the boardroom after disturbing the monthly statutory meeting by protesting and shouting slogans inside the boardroom.However, the REO reportedly returned to the boardroom “annoyed”, according to the Vice Chairperson.Coonjah said that the REO accused her of slamming the door as he and the protesters exited.She alleged that it was then that the REO hit her on the shoulder, in the presence of the Regional Chairman Davanand Ramdatt and other councillors.At the Police station, both parties were required to submit statements.The matter is being investigated.last_img read more

CONFIRMED! West Ham sign Valencia winger Sofiane Feghouli

first_imgWest Ham have completed the signing of Algerian winger Sofiane Feghouli.talkSPORT revealed on Monday that the Hammers were close to landing the 26-year-old, who will be a free agent  on July 1 after rejecting a new deal with Valencia.Now the Hammers have confirmed Feghouli has agreed to make the move to Upton Park, penning a three-year contract.“I am very happy to sign for the Hammers and for Slaven Bilic,” he told the club’s official website..“The history of the club is important for me in my decision.“Playing in the Premier League is very important for players in their careers and I am happy to play for the Hammers.”Paris-born Feghouli has been capped 35 times for Algeria and was a regular for Valencia after joining from Grenoble in 2010.He leaves Los Che having scored 42 goals in 243 appearances for the Spanish top-flight club. 1 Sofiane Feghouli [right] in action for Valencia last_img read more

Key Republican opposes port deal

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The government initially approved DP World’s $6.8 billion purchase of London-based Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co. But on Sunday, the administration agreed to a 45-day investigation of potential security risks to quell a political backlash. “Too little, too late,” Hunter said. Opening a hearing on the matter, Hunter said it was “quite remarkable” that the administration did not initially undertake a full review of security implications, given that the company is owned by the United Arab Emirates – “a bazaar for terrorist nations to receive prohibited components from sources from the free world and from the non-free world.” Hunter listed instances between 1994 and 2003 in which he said the country helped move materials for weapons of mass destruction, such as heavy water and high-speed electrical switches, to Pakistan, Iran and other countries. He plans to introduce legislation that would require U.S. companies to be the sole owners of infrastructure critical to national security. The chairman’s sharp remarks underscore the political tempest the White House has run into at a time when events in Iraq and renewed interest in the administration’s failures in responding to Hurricane Katrina have pushed President George W. Bush’s popularity downward. Sen. John Warner, R-Va., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has sided with the administration on the DP World deal. He and the White House have praised the United Arab Emirates as a key ally in the fight against terrorism. Congressional GOP leaders want to wait for the results of the administration’s new DP World investigation before considering legislation to delay or block the deal. House Democrats tried to force a debate and vote on legislation Thursday that would require the 45-day security review and congressional approval of the takeover. That effort failed on a procedural, largely party-line vote. Leading Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee also asked the administration for details about all pending reviews of foreign business deals and any that have been conducted since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. The U.S. has conducted only 25 such investigations among 1,600 business transactions reviewed by the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States since 1988. The panel, made up of 12 government representatives, judges the security risks of foreign companies buying or investing in American industry. Rep. Peter King, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, complained that he learned about the second Dubai investigation from news reports, despite regular meetings and discussions with the administration and others on the ports issue recently. “Maybe they still haven’t gotten their act together over the last few days,” said King, R-N.Y. Senior U.S. officials told lawmakers they will try to inform Congress better in the future. “We clearly have to do quite a bit in finding ways to provide you more promptly with the information you need,” Deputy Treasury Secretary Robert Kimmitt told the Senate Banking Committee. Dubai International Capital LLC confirmed Thursday it faced investigation over its plans to buy a British precision-engineering company, Doncasters Group Ltd., with plants in Georgia and Connecticut that make parts used in engines for military aircraft and tanks. The same U.S. review panel also is investigating plans by an Israeli software company, Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., to purchase a smaller U.S. rival. Kimmitt said U.S. officials notified congressional leaders and oversight committees about the second Dubai-related investigation Monday. The company’s lawyers were notified the following day. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – One of the most prominent House Republicans on military issues said Thursday he would try to scuttle a Dubai-based company’s effort to manage U.S. ports as lawmakers’ complaints about the Bush administration’s handling of the issue continued to spread. “Dubai cannot be trusted,” said Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and normally one of the administration’s most trusted allies. He called the United Arab Emirates “a bazaar for terrorist nations” and asserted that the United States should not permit DP World to take over significant operations at six U.S. ports. “I intend to do everything I can to kill the deal,” Hunter said. Across Capitol Hill, lawmakers criticized the Bush administration anew following disclosures that the United States had launched a fresh investigation Tuesday into a proposed business deal by a second Dubai-owned company. Also sparking the furor was word of a previously unconfirmed investigation into a separate transaction by a leading Israeli software firm. last_img read more

City takes look at Palmdale Cemetery

first_imgAccording to records, there could be as many as 203 burials, although there appears to be only 187 marked graves within the fenced area. The last burial of record was Jan. 17, 2001, city officials said. The cemetery no longer accepts burials, because no one knows where all the graves are. The city has acquired 14 acres adjacent to the cemetery with the idea of establishing a historical park there. The community’s first school – a one-room schoolhouse built in the 1880s and now located at McAdam Park – might be moved to the proposed historical park, where there also could be exhibits detailing the railroad’s impact on Palmdale’s development. The cemetery could be a good fit with the park, city officials said. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsMayor Jim Ledford said he would like to see, at a minimum, the city securing the site. “This is apple pie stuff – this is the history of our community,” Ledford said. “The city needs to step in quickly for security and basic upkeep and maintenance.” The cemetery is a legacy from the early settlement known as Palmenthal, founded in the 1880s by German and Swiss immigrants from Nebraska and Illinois. City officials said a record search indicates that the Jonas family, one of the pioneer families that settled in Palmenthal, donated 20 acres of land to the church for a cemetery. For decades the cemetery was treated as ownerless, but in 1998 a Los Angeles County investigation showed that its rightful owner was Tehachapi resident Don Jones, who inherited it when his father died years before. He has said he wants the city or some other entity to take it over. One of the issues potentially facing the city is ensuring that all burial sites are accounted for. Only 2.5 acres of the original cemetery are fenced off and appear to have been used for burials, but there is a possibility a search might yield burial sites outside the fenced area, city officials said. PALMDALE – City officials are taking a long look at whether they should step in to preserve the Palmdale Cemetery, a piece of the community’s history that has fallen on hard times and is a frequent target of vandalism. City officials are considering their options for the 120-year-old cemetery at 20th Street East and Avenue S that was started by the community’s first settlers. City officials would like to see it secured and cleaned up, but haven’t decided whether the city should be involved and, if so, to what extent. “From what I’ve seen, it will be very expensive to take it over and do the most modest work because it’s so run-down,” said Mayor Pro Tem Mike Dispenza. “We want it to look good. We want to protect it, but we need to really know what we’re getting into.” The City Council will discuss the cemetery at its meeting at 7 p.m. today in council chambers, 38300 Sierra Highway, Suite B. No action is scheduled to be taken at the meeting other than giving the city staff direction on what the next steps should be. last_img read more

CATHAL’S DONEGAL GAA BLOG: STAR PERFORMANCES ALL ROUND IN GALWAY

first_imgBY CATHAL MacSUIBHNE in GALWAY: For the second week in succession Donegal steamrolled inferior opposition and they already look far too good for Division Two football.While the swagger present in Portlaoise last week wasn’t quite as obvious today, Jim McGuinness’ men were proficient in how they went about their business and bagged another pair of league points in the process.Even before the ball was thrown in, the gulf in class and gap in professionalism of both teams was evident. The Donegal players arrived out on the field at Pearse Stadium forty minutes before throw-in to undergo their warm up routine – and they all looked the part decked out in their newly acquired O’Neills gear. Their drills had already been set up, cones laid out and the players went about their work before retreating to the dressing room for final words from their mentors. Galway on the other hand, only took the field twenty minutes before the start of the game and their preparation lacked the efficiency and organisation of their counterparts.A few handling errors by his men in the drills had McGuinness barking orders and demanding more of his troops. At the other end the hosts looked liked they had come for a training session.When the action got underway, Donegal adapted to the conditions better and implemented their running game whilst playing against the strong breeze blowing in from the Promenade in Salthill. Galway, despite having the stiff wind at their backs, were reluctant to shoot from distance and they made hard work of the scores that came their way.Once Colm McFadden goaled after a quarter of an hour, following a wonderful sweeping move that started in the opposite corner of the field, it gave his team a cushion that was never going to be threatened. Donegal’s play was patient, smart and precise – they were quite happy to take numerous passes before the correct run was made and then they attacked the central channel of the home defence. Having only passed a pitch inspection this morning, the recent wet weather left the sod extremely soft today and both teams will be feeling it in their legs tonight. The state of the pitch made it particularly difficult for the forwards – several times decent passes were played in front of them but with little or no bounce off the soft turf many of these were spilt and ended up in the hands of defenders.They stuck at it though and the starting full-forward line of McFadden, Michael Murphy and Dermot Molloy posted 1-10 of the 1-16 Donegal total. Add in Patrick McBrearty’s three fine points from play after his introduction from the bench and there is real quality in Donegal’s forward play right now. They’re all playing with confidence, evidenced by McFadden’s audacious effort to lob the Galway netminder Manus Breathnach after he left his goal unguarded in coming out to intercept a pass destined for Captain Murphy.There’s plenty of confidence amongst the supporters at present too, with a huge Donegal faithful in attendance today and indeed at times it seemed as if we outnumbered the locals.While Donegal got a lot of joy from attacking centrally, there was no such luck for Galway going in the opposite direction as they met Leo McLoone putting in a masterclass at centre-back. He was as solid as a rock for the seventy minutes, breaking up plenty of opposition attacks and getting forward when the chance arose as well. Pound for pound he’s one of the squad’s leading ball players and appears to have made the number six jersey his own with Karl Lacey being used in the full-back line of late. Lacey was initially given marking duties on James Kavanagh, the former Kildare star who transferred to the maroon and white this year. Kavanagh though dropped deep and played much of the game at midfield, a strange call by the management given his prowess in front of the posts.Donegal’s other corner back, Ryan McHugh, had a good day at the office and is certainly stating his case for inclusion come the summer. His burst of pace and economy while in possession make him a solid option for numerous positions on the field and showed he can score too, firing over early in the second period. Another who impressed was Martin McElhinney, who played at midfield partnering Rory Kavanagh in the middle in the first half and then the returning Neil Gallagher in the second. McElhinney’s strong, direct running has always been a big part of his game but his primary ball winning ability is improving with every outing and his all-round game today was excellent.With the likes of McElhinney,the aforementioned McHugh and half forward Odhrán MacNiallais all revelling in their starting roles, the league is already proving very useful for the team as regards improving the strength of the squad. That will be tested in three weeks time when Donegal face into what will most likely be the toughest game in the division as Ulster Champions Monaghan come to O’Donnell Park. There will certainly be a bit of spice in that one after the events in Clones last July and at this rate it might well be a dress rehearsal for a league decider in Croke Park come April.While Donegal’s start has been nothing but impressive, the visit of the Farney men will tell us a lot about how the team is shaping up and will be a more accurate barometer of what awaits over the course of the year.CATHAL’S DONEGAL GAA BLOG: STAR PERFORMANCES ALL ROUND IN GALWAY was last modified: February 10th, 2014 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:CATHAL MACSUIBHNE’S GAA DIARYdonegalGalwaylast_img read more

LEGO A GO-GO AS KID’S BRICK CLUBS BREAK OUT ACROSS DONEGAL

first_imgPromoted postOne boy is happy with his lego creation.Everything is awesome for Lego® Lovers as Kids Bricks Clubs are opening across Donegal.Kids Bricks Club are a creative brick building and social activity for children aged between 4-12 years. Established successfully in many locations around the country, Kids Bricks Club runs after school and weekend clubs, birthday parties and workshops and are an ideal place for children to develop their imagination and social skills.Kathy Lambkin, founder of Kids Bricks Club, says ‘We have mountains of Lego® bricks; boats, planes, castles, Lego Friends and Star Wars on our shelves and our motto is break it up and make your own!’.Kids Bricks Club offers children creative learning experiences and improves hand eye co-ordination, dexterity and problem solving.The focus of the clubs is on team work, turn taking and building self esteem through achievement. Building with Lego® is a multi sensory, open ended experience and building projects can be tailored to meet the needs of children with special needs. Kids Bricks club has end of summer workshops running from the 20th August- 22nd August in Buncrana, Donegal Town and Letterkenny. For more information you can visit Kids Bricks Club Donegal facebook page or contact kidsbricksclubdonegal@gmail.com.LEGO A GO-GO AS KID’S BRICK CLUBS BREAK OUT ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: August 15th, 2015 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:donegalKids Brick ClubsLegolast_img read more

Watch: Newcastle youngster shows off his incredible skills

first_imgNewcastle’s Yasin Ben El-Mhanni shows off the kind of skill which earned him a move to St James’ Park last year.The Shepherd’s Bush-born 21-year-old, who had a trial with Chelsea prior to his move to Tyneside, has impressed at Under-23 level for the Magpies.Video courtesy of FFDTV Online.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Raiders midseason superlatives: MVP, biggest disappointment and more

first_imgIn a Raiders season that has already felt like an eternity, there are somehow still eight games to go.Jon Gruden currently holds picks No. 2, 10 and 21 or later in the first round (Bears currently slated to make the playoffs) next year, and that’s about the only reason for optimism in an otherwise wasted season.With the Raiders halfway through their 2018 slate and a daunting second half ahead, let’s hand out some midseason superlatives.Most Valuable Player: Rodney Hudson, center Hu …last_img

Kevin Durant explains why Monty Williams is right coach for Phoenix Suns

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!HOUSTON — It seemed inevitable perhaps as soon as Kevin Durant spoke. The Warriors’ star lauded the Phoenix Suns for hiring Monty Williams as their head coach on Friday. Naturally, hoops fans on social media speculated that meant Durant might consider the Suns as a free-agency destination.In reality, Durant simply respects Williams after he served as an assistant …last_img

Black Sunday: Oakland’s diehard Raiders fans say one last goodbye before Vegas

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceThe Oakland Raiders’ yearlong march into oblivion will end Sunday at the aging Coliseum.The transition from gritty Oakland to glitzy Las Vegas becomes real as the second chapter of a colorful era closes in the East Bay. It comes with a mixed sense of nostalgia, grief and anticipation that has swept across the players, coaches and their costumed devotees who populate the Coliseum’s infamous “Black Hole.”“We’re going …last_img