Amelia’s Ward man fined $25,000 for assault

first_imgFabian Ramdeol, 27, of Lot 1269 Central Amelia’s Ward, Mackenzie, Linden, appeared before Magistrate Clive Nurse on Tuesday and was fined $25,000 with an alternative sentence of two months in prison for the offence of assault.Ramdeol was charged and tried for assault causing actual grievous bodily harm.The court heard that the defendant on February 21 at Speightland, Mackenzie, Linden assaulted the Virtual Complainant (VC) Seon Alphonso so as to cause him actual bodily harm.In handing down the court’s decision, Magistrate Nurse stated that it was the task of the prosecution to prove that an assault was indeed committed on the VC by the defendant and that it resulted in hurt, injury or discomfort of the VC.The court found that Ramdeol was guilty of assault, but the evidence was not sufficient to support that Alphonso received any actual bodily harm.last_img read more

Beryl Prairie Road to be upgraded

first_imgThe Beryl Prairie Road will see some improvements over the next year. MLA Pat Pimm announced Monday that the project had entered the tender phase and he hopes construction will start in early August of this year. This project includes the application of new sealcoats and other structural improvements. Through Brenot Creek, the road will be widened, concrete barriers will be installed, pullouts will be added at the top of the two hills and sight distance will be improved by removing a hump on the top of one hill and cutting back some of the bank. New culverts will be installed throughout much of the project to improve drainage along the road. – Advertisement -This project will improve basic access for resource extraction, tourists and residents. The project is funded as a provincial-federal partnership through the Oil and Gas Rural Road Rehabilitation Improvement Program. All the work is expected to be completed by September of 2010.last_img read more

Silva lining for footballing street children

first_imgNext year’s third running of the event will probably take place in May, before the World Cup.The seven-a-side tournament has attracted 12 boys teams and 12 girls teams with a Uganda girls side appearing for the first time.For Peter Fahy, former chief constable of Manchester police and now CEO of Retrak, an organisation devoted to helping street children get their lives back on track, it gives the Ugandan girls the platform to highlight an issue that blights society in the country.“We are using it as a platform to highlight the issues of girls being forced into early marriage and being trafficked to Kampala to be domestic servants and then physically and sexually abused,” the 58-year-old told AFP at the Soccerex Global Convention in Manchester.Fahy, whose organisation is also involved in South America, says the problem is endemic in the country where acquaintances or family members living in Kampala come to families either in rural areas or slum communities and take the girls away promising them a brighter future.“They end up treating them differently to the other children in the family, making them work early in the morning to late at night so they lose out on education and then they get abused,” said Fahy.The former policeman has so far organised for 13 teams of police officers to go to Uganda, Ethiopia and Malawi and liaise with their counterparts there, educating them on how to treat the street children better.– ‘Advocate for girls rights’ –“If they object they get thrown out onto the streets and sometimes the family will make false allegations to police that they have been stealing,” he said.“This results in them being stigmatised and the child feels they can’t go back to the family they have been taken from.“We work with the child and the family to accept them to return to normal family life and into school.”For John Wroe, the CEO of Street Child World Cup, the goal — “that no child has to live on the streets” — is a simple and noble one even if many might be sceptical of it being achieved.“Canada have a 10-year campaign for ending homelessness and they will be using the World Cup for this as a platform to bring this to the attention of the Canadian people,” Wroe told AFP.Fahy — who has lobbied successfully for the Ugandan government to buy an acre of land for a centre for the girls — is under no illusions of how important the tournament can be for the girls and their plight.“This will give it a massive profile because of the importance of soccer in Africa,” he said.“We will use it as an opportunity to use all these girls as ambassadors to go back to Uganda and speak out and advocate for girls rights.”Wroe, who says the Russians have been extremely co-operative in facilitating the organisation of the tournament, says the example of a young boy in South Africa called Andille — who lived under a tree on the beach in Durban and would scramble up it when the police came to round him up — makes his work worthwhile.“He said to me ‘I am nothing to people when I am a street child but I become a person when I am playing football’,” said Wroe.“Now he is a barista in Durban his boss says he is his most reliable employee.“He is the first to arrive and last to leave, he works six and a half days a week and in his time off is making a home for his mum.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Brazil’s Gilberto Silva in action for Arsenal in 2007MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Sep 6 –  Brazilian Gilberto Silva will be back at a World Cup next year but the 2002 World Cup winner won’t be in Russia because of the quadrennial showpiece but for the Street Child version.The 40-year-old former Arsenal midfielder — who admitted despite his own impoverished background he cried when he heard the story of one Indian street child — went to Moscow for the Street Child summit earlier this year in his capacity as global ambassador for the organisation.last_img read more

JUST WHY DID THESE PEOPLE GET ‘FREEZIN’ FOR A REASON’?

first_imgA Garda dives into the sea for the fundraising Polar Plunge.Close to 100 plucky plunger took to the icy seas at Rathmullan Beachtoday to get ‘Freezin’ for a Reason’ for Special Olympics Ireland.The sport charity’s annual Polar Plunge event at the beach was a greatsuccess with a huge turnout at the scenic beach in spite of the wintryweather.Plungers all raised funds for Special Olympics. The moneywill help continue the charity’s programme of sport and competitionfor athletes with intellectual disabilities. Pupils and teacher from Loreto Community School, Milford doing the Polar Plunge in aaid of Special Olympics Ireland.The festive event was run in association with the Gardai’s Law Enforcement Torch Run, anorganisation that has been in partnership with Special Olympics for many years.Among the many faces who took the plunge were Superintendent David Kelly, Sgt Paul Magee, Olympian Danny McDaid, Councillor James Pat McDaid and super swimmer Anne Marie Ward.Well done to all those who took part for what was a great cause and a wonderful occasion – even it it was ffffffffreezin!Taking the plunge in Rathmullan for Special Olympics Ireland.Josie McGranaghan and Angela McGee in Rathmullan for the Polar Plunge in aid of Special Olympics Ireland.Josie McGranaghan braving the wintery conditions for the Polar Plunge in Rathmullan.Members of An Garda Siochana Freezin’ for a Reason in Rathmullan in aid of Special Olympics Ireland.Braving the winrty conditions for the Polar Plunge are Cllr James Pat McDaid, Sgt Paul McGee and Olympian Danny McDaid.JUST WHY DID THESE PEOPLE GET ‘FREEZIN’ FOR A REASON’? was last modified: December 12th, 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:donegalFReezin for a ReasonGardaiRathmullanlast_img read more

SADNESS AS MUCH-LOVED DANCE SCHOOL ‘DYNAMIC WAVES’ TO CLOSE

first_imgThere has been huge sadness following the news that Letterkenny dance school Dynamic Waves is to close.The school, run by hugely-respected choreographer Kelda Kelly, had been operating for more than a decade.Messages of support have been flooding in on Facebook for the school. The school has been part of many festivals and parades across Co Donegal in recent years.Hundreds of young dancers who went on to bigger things cut their teeth with the school.Dynamic Waves only put on their end of year Academy Showcase at An Grianan Theatre at the end of June to an amazing response.Former members went online last night to say how much they were going to miss the school. SADNESS AS MUCH-LOVED DANCE SCHOOL ‘DYNAMIC WAVES’ TO CLOSE was last modified: July 17th, 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:closureDynamic WavesKelda Kellylast_img read more

AFTER A TWO HOUR WAIT, AT LAST TICKETS FOR THE FINAL

first_imgThere was no queue for tickets for Cavan, Derry or Tyrone. It was simply ‘pay at the gate’.The queue for tickets at the St Eunan’s clubhouse for tickets for the Ulster final against Down threw up a delay of just five seconds.The queue for tickets for the All-Ireland quarter-final against Kerry lasted just 60 seconds. And the queue for tickets for the next game – the semi-final against Cork – was just a few seconds more.But tonight in Letterkenny, it took two hours from the back of that queue to the very front.This time there would be no tickets for the children who’d accompanied you to all those other games. Adults only this time – with a draw for those aged over-14 for some other tickets. And it was strictly for the over-14s, we were told.So many of us were nervous wrecks by the time we reached the top table to claim our two adult member tickets. First there was the €5 draw for the county board. No problems there. Happy to pay it.Then it was a check to make sure your name was on the club database (it is, thank God we filled that form out properly!!!)The palpitations subside for a few moments.Then came the Lucky Dip – this was not expected. What the hell is the Lucky Dip?You had to reach into a box and pick out an envelope. There would be no guarantees about sitting or standing together. The guy in front goes for it – and lands two seats together in the Cusack.We wouldn’t be that lucky, could we?Hands shaking, I reach for a brown envelope, and slowly open one end.“That guy in front stole my tickets,” I wanted to shout, for I wouldn’t be so lucky. A terrace ticket for the Nally Terrace and an Upper Tier Davin Stand seat with a Restricted View!The Great Master Plan to get two seats or terrace tickets together was gone.No chance of an adult to stay at home, so one of the kids could go.Mustn’t complain though.There’s two tickets sitting here to the greatest show on earth – the All-Ireland Football Final.Just one decision left – who gets to sit behind a post in the Davin, and who gets to stand away down at the other end?This ticket stuff would put years on you!Roll on Sunday…….AFTER A TWO HOUR WAIT, AT LAST TICKETS FOR THE FINAL was last modified: September 19th, 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)last_img read more

ULSTER LADIES SFC: BRILLIANT TERMON CROWNED ULSTER CHAMPIONS AFTER EPIC VICTORY

first_imgGeraldine McLaughlin scored an incredible four-goals to ensure Termon won the Ulster title this afternoon. Pic by Jerome Quinn.Four goals from the outstanding Geraldine McLaughlin ensured Termon won the Ulster SFC title in Brewster Park this afternoon.Termon were pushed to the pin of the collar by Donaghmoyne who were at one stage trailing by eight points but fought back brilliantly.Termon blitzed Donaghmoyne early on, and led by eight points, but Donaghmoyne showed tremendous resilience to fight back and edged their way back in the game. They reduced the deficit to four points at the interval.Half-time score Termon 2-06 Donaghmoyne 1-05Donaghmoyne continued to press on in the second-half and levelled the game mid-way through the second period.However, the brilliant McLaughlin added another two goals to set Termon on their way. Donaghmoyne hit back with a late goal to set-up a nervy finish but Termon held on to be crowned Ulster champions.Final score Termon 4-07 Donaghmoyne 3-08ULSTER LADIES SFC: BRILLIANT TERMON CROWNED ULSTER CHAMPIONS AFTER EPIC VICTORY was last modified: November 2nd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:DonaghmoyneGAAnewsSportTermonUlster SFClast_img read more

BASHING THE BOOKIE! DONEGAL PUNTER SCOOPS €12,000 FOR JUST €7.50 BET

first_imgA Donegal gambler has scooped a cool €12,704 after betting just €7.50.The lucky Donegal punter’s betting slip.The lucky punter placed the bet with BoyleSports on the last four races at Wolverhampton on Saturday evening.The lucky customer, who wishes to remain anonymous, placed a €0.50cent Lucky 15 on the last four races at Dunstall Park costing them just €7.50. The Lucky 15 started off when Yorkindred Spirit won the 7:30 at 8/1, followed by Logans Lad winning the 8:00 at 33/1, Slovak landing the 8:30 at 10/1 and the bet clicking when Monna Valley won the 9:00 at 7/2 under Irish jockey Oisin Murphy.The punter’s bet payed out €11,549.50 and with a 10% Bonus for picking all four winners the total pay-out amounted to €12,704.45 for their €7.50 stake.A spokesman for Boylesports said they were delighted for the punter and especially on their long odds race choice.“Yet again a punter has won big with BoyleSports and we would like to congratulate them on their savvy selections especially for picking out Logans Lad at 33/1. “Hopefully September won’t be as bad of a month for BoyleSports following on from the bashing we got from small stakes and large pay out winners in August.”BASHING THE BOOKIE! DONEGAL PUNTER SCOOPS €12,000 FOR JUST €7.50 BET was last modified: September 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:betBOYLESPORTSdonegalGAMBLElast_img read more

Contractor moves in as sod turned for clubhouse at Donegal GAA Training Centre

first_imgDevelopment on the building of a new clubhouse at the Donegal GAA Training Centre in Convoy began today, when the sod was turned on the project.This morning, contractors McDermott & Trearty moved on site to begin construction of the facility, which is expected to be completed by the autumn of 2019.GAA President John Horan was in attendance for today’s sod turning. The Dublin native, alongside Donegal’s two All-Ireland winning captains, Anthony Molloy and Michael Murphy, did the spadework. “It is a special occasion for Donegal,” Mr Horan said.“It is great to see it get to this stage of the development. There has been a lot of careful planning until now and you obviously were quite prudent in the phases. It was a clever approach as you didn’t get bogged down by large interest payments. It is positive and healthy to see the support from the clubs.”The new two-storey development will comprise seven dressing rooms, a multi-purpose hall, a gym, meeting rooms, administration area and a catering facility. The new building will also incorporate a spectator standing overlooking one of the pitches at the centre – at a cost of €2.17 million.Donegal GAA have received funding of €575,000 from Croke Park, as well as Sports Capital Programme funding of €300,000. With Donegal GAA contributing €300,000 of their own funds, it left a shortfall of almost €1million – a sum that will be footed by the 40 clubs of the county. “We have to recognise the great work and support of the clubs,” Donegal GAA Chairman Mick McGrath said.“We have borrowed just over €1million and the clubs are repaying that loan. They made a similar commitment and contribution ten years ago for the purchase of the site and took a great strain at the time.“We started off with a marshy field and now we have four active pitches. We still have to decide on a surface for the fifth pitch we will develop.“This is a very special day for Donegal GAA.”Mick McGrath, Michael Murphy, John Horan and Anthony Molloy turn the sod.Donegal GAA purchased 26 acres in Convoy in 2008 and secured planning permission in 2010. Pitches 1 and 2 were developed, with pitches 3 and 4 added for 2016. Those phases of the project cost a cool €2.5million.“The increase in usage means that it has outgrown the temporary facilities here and we have had to move beyond it,” Donegal’s Development Officer, David McLoone, said.“We are delighted to start this project. Many thought that this day wouldn’t be sen. We reflect on the huge effort of all of our players, the commitment and the time they give for our joy and pride, it is so important that we develop a Training Centre.”Murphy along with senior manager Declan Bonner, selector Paul McGonigle and a host of current and former County Board officials were in attendance. Tributes were paid by McGrath to the Trustees – Aodh Mairtín Ó Fearraigh, Michael McMenamin and PJ McGowan – and to the various County Councillors who were present.Donagh Kelly from the KN Group, Donegal GAA’s main sponsor, plus representatives from the Abbey Hotel and O’Neill’s were among an attendance that also included Ulster Council President Michael Hasson.Donegal GAA also officially launched their Buy A Brick campaign. For €100, patrons can sponsor a brick and have there name go up on a digital wall inside the new building.Contractor moves in as sod turned for clubhouse at Donegal GAA Training Centre was last modified: August 7th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Anthony MolloyconvoyDavid McLooneDeclan BonnerDonegal GAADonegal GAA Training CentreJohn HoranMichael MurphyMick McGrathlast_img read more

The Chelsea v QPR quiz

first_imgAll eyes will be on Stamford Bridge on Sunday, when QPR will visit for the first league match there between Chelsea and Rangers for 16 years. But the derby used to be a regular fixture. Test your knowledge of the history between the two clubs by answering these 10 questions.[wp-simple-survey-14]Click here for Friday’s QPR quizClick here for Friday’s Chelsea quizSee also:Boss Hughes predicts exciting derbyDi Matteo: Terry is ready to face QPRProblems for QPR ahead of derby clashFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more