Escaped robbery suspect recaptured with gun

first_imgA 17-year-old robbery suspect was on Wednesday morning recaptured by ranks in A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara), some three days after he escaped from Police custody.The .40 Smith and Wesson Pistol found on the teenThe teenager, who resides at East Ruimveldt, Georgetown, was charged with four counts of armed robbery and was scheduled to appear before a magistrate earlier this week, when he escaped from a city Police station on Sunday last.However, about 10:50h on Wednesday, the robbery suspect was recaptured at Middle Road, West La Penitence, inside a hire car. A search of his person revealed a .40 Smith and Wesson Pistol without any ammunition.The teenager was taken into custody, He is being processed for court. Additionally, the 35-year-old hire car driver, of South Ruimveldt Park, Georgetown, was also taken into custody and was assisting with the investigation.Meanwhile, the probe which was launched into the circumstances surrounding the teenager’s escape is ongoing.last_img read more

Guyana needs to build resilient communities – President Granger

first_img…calls for ecotourism to be developed For Guyana to attract tourists and boost its ecotourism sector, all communities must be involved in sustainable environmental practices and successful village economies must be established.These sentiments were shared by the President of Guyana David Granger earlier this week, who called for residents and moreover communities, to get involved in activities such as manufacturing and local processing.“Agro-processing, ecotourism, value added manufacturing; all of these could be added to generate incomes to boost village economies for the quality of human life is linked to the environment.”He also noted that while many foreigners might want to visit Guyana, the reckless disposal of garbage is a contributing factor that hinders this process. Additionally, many may not have intentions of returning if the environment is unkempt.“We cannot attract eco-tourists if they first thing they see is empty beer bottles, plastic bags and Styrofoam boxes. People want to come to see pristine communities whether they are on the coast or off the coast,” the president stated. “People would pay thousands of dollars to see our flora and fauna but they want to see clean villages and we must put emphasis on the environment and protecting the environment,” he added.While commenting on the country’s energy generation, it was related that persons should be involved in generating energy from alternative sources. He noted that in the early years, the generation of power was done by farmers who used these sources. However, the new generation is addicted to the use of fuels such as gasoline.“We seem to have become addicted to gasoline. We need to kick that addiction and get back to using the sun and the wind,” he said.Meanwhile, instances of the recent flooding were also addressed, highlighting that if resilient communities are built, these situations would be reduced significantly.“Villages must therefore build environmental resilience against the constant threats that are faced. Floods and land degradation, reckless disposal of solid waste, pollution of our water ways and the exploitation of our wildlife.”In the recent time, the Kwakwani area was under water which stemmed from heavy rainfall in April that continued until July. The overtopping of the Berbice River was also a contributing factor. As such, residents were forced to utilise boats as their mode of transportation since all roads were inundated.last_img read more

Sapp gets win in Blizzard’s second Roubaix Cup race

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Seven of the Blizzard Bicycle Club’s cyclists competed in the muddy, snowy, and slushy affair that was the second race of the Roubaix Cup on Sunday.It was a warm and sunny day on the club’s Baldonnel circuit. Youth and enthusiasm was the story of the race with Robert Sapp getting an early lead over out the teenage power of Tate Haugan, Josh Telizyn, and Nick Guliov. Riders fought through slush and ice, which also included patches of soft gravel and four inches of mud. In the end, the club’s youth won the day’s 30 kilometre race. Robert Sapp finished first with a time of 57:50. Telizyn, Haugan, and Guliov were neck-and-neck-and-neck down the final straight, with Telizyn beating Haugan by one second for 2nd place with a time of 58:50, while Guliov place fourth with a time of 58:52. Dan Webster rounded out the Top 5 riders in a time of 1:02:06, ahead of Darren Guiliov and Davide Loro.After two of the Roubaix Cup’s three races, Robert Sapp leads the standings with eight points, followed by Ben Dawson and Dan Webster in a tie for 2nd place with five points, and Josh Telizyn in third with four.- Advertisement -The club will host the third and final Roubaix Cup race next Sunday, April 2nd at the Baldonnel School at 2:00 p.m.Story submitted by Dan Webster and edited by Chris Newtonlast_img read more

FOOTBALL: DEELE HARPS FC CLUB NEWS

first_imgDeele enjoyed a comfortable home win over Gweedore Utd on Saturday with a brace from Aidy Gallagher and a Shane Gallagher hat-trick to continue their 100% record this season. There was no winner of the weekly club lotto or no match 3 winners, the numbers drawn were 5, 16, 22 , 24.Deele Harps are holding a “Night At The Races” in The Horseshoe Inn Ballindrait on Saturday 2nd March , Everyone welcome for a great nights entertainment , Horses are on sale from players and committee members priced at €10. Please support your local club as this fundraising is aimed at developing the club and it’s facilities.FOOTBALL: DEELE HARPS FC CLUB NEWS was last modified: February 17th, 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) Tags:FOOTBALL: DEELE HARPS FC CLUB NEWSlast_img read more

ONE PERSON FEARED DEAD IN OVERNIGHT CAR CRASH

first_imgGardai and the emergency services are at the scene of a serious road crash in south Donegal.It is understood the crash outside Dunkineely involved a car and a van.There are fears that one person may have died as a result of the accident. The accident happened in the townland of Brenter – about a mile outside of Dunkineely.Locals have reported that the Garda Technical team are at the scene and are carrying out a full investigation.It is not known how the accident was caused at this stage.One local said “It’s a right mess down there. Nobody knows what happened but it looks like there are just two vehicles involved. “We have heard that one person has died and another was airlifted to hospital but that could be just speculation.”We will bring you more as this story develops.  ONE PERSON FEARED DEAD IN OVERNIGHT CAR CRASH was last modified: May 26th, 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:crashdeadDunkineelyGardailast_img read more

Men’s Tennis Splits Matches On Super Bowl Sunday

first_img T-3:00 New Mexico 4, Drake 3Feb 04, 2018 at Des Moines, Iowa (Roger Knapp Tennis Center)  Singles competition Box Score New Mexico 3. Barny Thorold (DU) def. West (NM) 7-6, 6-2 2. Hernandez Tong/West (NM) def. Ben Wood/Ben Clark (DU) 7-5 Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (1,4,5,6,3,2) “Ben Clark has been an incredible contributor this year, so that has been a real bright spot for us,” said Kozlowski. 5. Holis (NM) def. Ben Wood (DU) 6-4, 0-6, 6-2 The Lobos regained the lead with a win on court No. 6, but Drake’s Barny Thorold earned a straight sets win 7-6, 6-2 to knot up it up at three all. Omaha 1-5 Hands cruised past Abdoul Ouattara, 6-2, 6-2, at No. 2 singles, while freshman Finley Hall gave Drake a 3-0 with his 6-0, 6-4 win at No. 6 singles. Fellow freshman Freddie Powell clinched the Bulldog victory with a 6-1, 6-2 win at No. 5. Clark kept his unblemished record with his 6-3, -64 win at No. 4 for Drake’s final victory of the day. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s tennis team dropped a tough 4-3 decision to New Mexico Sunday afternoon but rebounded with a 5-2 victory at Omaha to earn the Bulldogs inaugural Summit League win Sunday night. Drake’s Tom Hands took the first set 6-2, but 72nd-ranked Ricky Hernandez Tong came back to win the final two sets 6-4, 6-4 to secure the 4-3 win for the Lobos. The Bulldogs have a busy weekend ahead of them as they host Summit League foe South Dakota State on Friday at 9 a.m. and then welcome in-state rivals Iowa Friday night at 6 p.m. Drake closes out the weekend with a doubleheader against Arizona and IUPUI on Saturday starting at 1 p.m. 1. Vinny Gillespie/Barny Thorold (DU) def. Van Leijsen/Escutia (NM) 6-4 1. Vinny Gillespie/Barny Thorold (DU) def. Abdoul Ouattara/Nathan Reekie (OMAHA) 6-4 Match Notes In the nightcap, Drake got back on track in doubles and won the double point over Omaha. 2. Tom Hands (DU) def. Abdoul Ouattara (OMAHA) 6-2, 6-2 4. #124 Ben Clark (DU) def. Escutia (NM) 6-2, 6-4 Drake 3-4 Story Links Drake 5, Omaha 2Feb 04, 2018 at Omaha. NE (Mireacle Hill Tennis Center)  6. Finley Hall (DU) def. Marko Minic (OMAHA) 6-0, 6-4center_img Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (2,6,5,4,3,1) After dropping the doubles point, Drake’s Vinny Gillespie tied the match up 1-1 with a straight sets, 6-3, 6-4 over New Mexico’s Bart Van Leijsen at No. 1 singles. 2. #72 Hernandez Tong (NM) def. Tom Hands (DU) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 Ben Wood dropped the first set 6-4, but bounced back to take the second set 6-0 to force a deciding set with UNM’s Jorge Escutia. Escutia managed to win the third set 6-2 and tie the match up at 2-2. Box Score Omaha 4. #124 Ben Clark (DU) def. Matt Dunn (OMAHA) 6-3, 6-4 Singles competition 3. Luke Moorhead/Matt Dunn (OMAHA) def. Tom Hands/Ben Clark (DU) 6-3 Doubles competition 3. Nathan Reekie (OMAHA) def. Barny Thorold (DU) 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-6) 6. Baklini (NM) def. Freddie Powell (DU) 7-6, 6-4 Then in singles, the Bulldogs kept on rolling and won the first set on all six courts. Match Notes Doubles competition 3. Holis/Baklini (NM) def. Tom Hands/Finley Hall (DU) 6-3 Junior Ben Clark improved to 5-0 this season and gave Drake a 2-1 lead with another strong performance, winning 6-2, 6-4 at No. 4 singles. 1. Razvan Grigorescu (OMAHA) def. Vinny Gillespie (DU) 4-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-4) 1. Vinny Gillespie (DU) def. Van Leijsen (NM) 6-3, 6-4 Drake 4-4 5. Freddie Powell (DU) def. Alex Woodward (OMAHA) 6-1, 6-2 “Getting Vinny back in the win column was a positive and getting us on the board after a tough doubles point loss was great for us,” said Drake head coach Davidson Kozlowski. 2. Finley Hall/Ben Wood (DU) def. Razvan Grigorescu/Alex Woodward (OMAHA) 6-2  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

DONEGAL GETS €109,000 TO ADDRESS STORM DAMAGE

first_imgMore than €100,000 has been allocated to Donegal County Council for coastal erosion and storm damage.Minister of State at the Department of Finance & Public Expenditure & Reform, Simon Harris, T.D. revealed he is allocating an additional €109,000 to the council to address the issue.Donegal County Council has already been allocated €660,000 in 2014. €562,000 of this has already been paid and the remainder will be paid as soon as it is requested. Today’s announcement means that Donegal County Council has been given a total of €769,000 since 2014.Deputy Dinny McGinley welcomed today’s additional allocation and stated “that it is a matter for Donegal County Council to now identify the areas in which this money is to be spent”.DONEGAL GETS €109,000 TO ADDRESS STORM DAMAGE was last modified: October 7th, 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:donegalfundingSTORM DAMAGElast_img read more

Seal charity pleads to people not to interfere with pups

first_imgA leading animal charity group has appealed to people not to interfere with seal pups which they think are in distress or injured.Seal Rescue Ireland issued the appeal after being inundated by calls by people accusing them of ignoring the plight of young seal pups.And they have pleaded with people not to lift the seals and take them to rescue centres. A spokesperson for the group said they are constantly being shouted at on the phone for not rescuing the seals.However, the spokesperson added “We are tired of being yelled at over our rescue phone bt members of the public saying we are leaving seals to die on the beach.“We are currently monitoring dozens of seals around the entire coast of Ireland. These are healthy seals who are being harassed by people insisting they need to be rescued or they will die.“Our trained volunteers have checked these pups. They are huge, healthy pups that are being weaned and are moulting. This is normal. “Please leave them in peace, it stresses them out immensely when humans are around them.”The group had pleaded with the public not to “kidnap” healthy seals.The charity asked people to simply give the seals space.The charity currently has 26 pups in its care.And the charity also asked the public not to abuse volunteers over the issue. The spokesperson added “By all means call us for advice, that is why we are here and we are only delighted to speak with people, educate and help. But please don’t abuse our dedicated volunteers on the phone.“Please let us get on with our jobs. It’s stressful enough. We are shocked by the rudeness we have encountered this past week. We’re just a small charity working out butts off trying to help these animals.”Seal charity pleads to people not to interfere with pups was last modified: October 10th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

First European Tour win for Otto

first_img12 May 2008After seven wins on South African soil Hennie Otto finally broke his European Tour duck by scoring an outstanding victory in the Italian Open at the Castello di Tolcinasco Golf and Country Club in Milan on Sunday.Towards the end of March, Otto had narrowly missed out on his first European Tour win; he took a five-shot lead he took into the final round of the Madeira Islands Open, but ended up in a playoff against Alastair Forsyth, which the Scot won.Stunning formOn Sunday, the circumstances were similar to six weeks earlier in Portugal; Otto enjoyed a four-shot lead heading into the final round.He had been superb through the first three rounds; after opening with a seven-under-par 65, he turned in a strong 66, followed by a scintillating nine-under 63 in the third round for a stunning three-round total of 22-under-par 194. That left him only one shot behind the European Tour record for three rounds, jointly shared by South Africa’s Ernie Els and David Howell of England.Given his form in the first three rounds, it was a solid bet that Otto would take victory. It duly came, but it didn’t come easily.Early on, it looked as if the South African would cruise to victory after he increased his lead to five shots by sinking birdies on three of the first five holes. England’s Oliver Wilson was on the charge, however, and put Otto under pressure.Wilson on the chargeAfter his opening birdie blitz, Otto played six holes to par, but then dropped a shot on the twelfth. Wilson, meanwhile, was four-under through the front nine and then nailed four birdies in succession from the eleventh to the fourteenth.The Englishman settled for par on the last four holes to finish with a fine eight-under-par 64 and a total of 264.After dropping a shot at the twelfth, Otto immediately pulled one back with a birdie on the thirteenth. In much the same manner as Wilson, he played to par the rest of the way to complete his round in three-under-par 69 for a 25-under total of 263.His total was the lowest in the Italian Open since it was added to the European Tour, bettering the 265 recorded by Francesco Molinari in 2006. It was also the lowest winning total so far on the Tour this season.Useful experienceAfterwards, reflecting on his win, the 31-year-old from Boksburg said his disappointment at the Madeira Islands Open helped him stay focused when he saw his lead slipping away. In the end, he played a superb drive on the final hole, with one foot in a bunker, onto the green, to ensure he captured his maiden title in Europe.He felt his putting had let him down in Portugal. This time around, he said, his putting, especially from distance, is what won him the tournament.Otto’s winnings totalled €283 330, which when converted to rands is in excess of R3.33-million. As importantly as the winning purse, his victory earned him an exemption on the European Tour until the end of 2010; it is a bonus that is hard to put a price on.World rankingOtto entered the Italian Open ranked 154th in the world. After his win he is now ranked 76th, a massive rise of 78 places. His is one of nine South Africans ranked within the top 100.Ernie Els tops the list, in third, followed by Rory Sabbatini, in fourteenth, and US Masters champion Trevor Immelman in sixteenth. Retief Goosen is in 30th place, Richard Sterne is ranked 39th, and Tim Clark 45th. Louis Oosthuizen follows, in 74th spot, with Otto two places behind him, and Charl Schwartzel in 85th place.Italian Open LeaderboardHennie Otto (RSA) 263 (-25)Oliver Wilson (Eng) 264 (-24)Robert Karlsson (Swe) 265 (-23)Philip Archer (Eng) 267 (-21)Marcel Siem (Ger) 267 (-21) South AfricansDavid Frost (RSA) 276 (-12)Charl Schwartzel (RSA) 280 (-8) Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more