Armed bandits rob local exporter near Police station

first_imgIn the midst of the Guyana Police Force declaring a 19 per cent decrease in serious crimes, a popular exporter was robbed early Tuesday morning near the Ruimveldt Police Station.Reports indicate that businessman Doodnauth, also known as “Mango man” was held at gunpoint at about 10:45h obliquely opposite the Ruimveldt Police Station.According to the businessman, he was relieved of $2.9 million and believed that the gunmen followed him from a local city bank.He related to Guyana Times that he and his wife went to a city bank on Robb Street and while on their way home, they stopped at a store near the Ruimveldt Police Station.It was during this stop that the gunmen pounced on them.According to Doodnauth, he was hesitant at first to hand over his bag but the bandits punched him and then grabbed the bag containing the cash and other important documents.An eyewitness told this newspaper that the businessman’s wife, who is a frequent customer at the store, went into the shop and left her husband in the car.“The female occupant of the car entered the store while the man remained in the vehicle when two men approached the car. The entire scene lasted roughly 30 seconds,” the eyewitness recalled.The two men, who were described as “tall and of African descent” then made their escape in a white Toyota car.They were both wearing striped T-shirts and short pants.The incident was reported to the Police and an investigation was launched. However, no arrests were made up to press time.last_img read more

School District approves school calendar

first_imgThe 2011/2012 School District 60 Local School Calendar can be viewed below. The upcoming 2011/2012 school calendar for all schools in the city has been approved.The School District 60 Board has approved the calendar for all Fort St. John schools, including 182 instructional days for both elementary and secondary school students, as well as a nine-day spring break right before Good Friday, 2012.- Advertisement -At Monday night’s meeting, a member of the public made a presentation about how spring break does not coincide with spring breakup for workers in the oil and gas industry. He wanted to know if the Board would consider altering the spring break schedule to allow it to occur at the same time so that many parents working in camp could spend more time with their children.Board members questioned the fact that spring breakup can vary from year to year and, unless there is a set date that would be known ahead of time, if changing the spring break schedule would actually allow the two to overlap. They also pointed out that parents across the District have varying jobs and not all of them work in the oil and gas industry.Advertisementlast_img read more

Martinez, Ruelas, Veres retain seats

first_imgSAN FERNANDO – City Council members Nury Martinez, Julie Ruelas and Steven Veres retained their seats Tuesday in a hotly contested election that failed to draw many voters, according to final results. With all precincts reporting, Martinez unofficially garnered the most votes, followed by Ruelas and Veres. Among the challengers, Ruben Sandoval Jr. fared the best, followed by Danitza Pantoja and James L. Lawson. Veres said he was happy with the results, but disheartened with the low voter turnout, estimated to be about 22 percent. “It’s probably the lowest turnout we’ve had in eight or nine years,” Veres said. Martinez, a special assistant to state Sen. Alex Padilla, serves as mayor of the small but growing city, incorporated in 1911. Ruelas, a child-development professor at Mission College, has served on the council since 2003. Veres, an educator and district director for former state Assemblywoman Cindy Monta ez, has also served on the council since 2003. Lawson, a semiretired health care consultant, has served on numerous state and federal health commissions. Pantoja, a candidate in the 2005 election, is a part-time family counselor and behavioral therapist who has served in leadership roles on several city projects. Sandoval, a product-safety inspector, is a first-time candidate. (818) 713-3329160Want 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

Chelsea manager Sarri charged with misconduct

first_imgSarri’s assistant Gianfranco Zola claimed after the match that the decision to send his compatriot to the stands was unfair as he “was just trying to tell our players to get in position”.“Maurizio Sarri has been charged with misconduct in relation to his behaviour in the 94th minute of Monday’s (22/04/2019) Premier League fixture between Chelsea and Burnley,” read an FA statement.“The Chelsea manager has until 18:00 (1700 GMT) on Friday (26/04/2019) to provide a response.”Sarri’s expulsion comes as pressure mounts on him to deliver Champions League football for next season. His compatriot Antonio Conte was sacked after failing to do so last season.Chelsea occupy the fourth and final qualifying place but the two dropped points at home against lowly Burnley could prove costly.They are only a point better off than Arsenal, who can leapfrog them later on Wednesday if they get at least a draw at Wolves.Sarri’s last resort may come in winning the Europa League — Chelsea play German outfit Eintracht Frankfurt in the semi-finals — with Arsenal as potential opponents in the final should the Gunners beat Valencia.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea manager Sarri charged with misconductLONDON, United Kingdom, April 24 – Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association following his late dismissal in Monday’s 2-2 draw with Burnley.The 60-year-old Italian has until Friday to answer to the charge.last_img read more

‘These boys are giants’: Klopp salutes Liverpool heroes

first_img0Shares0000Jurgen Klopp was overcome with emotion after Liverpool’s incredible win against Barcelona © AFP / Paul ELLISLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, May 8 – Jurgen Klopp turned the air blue as the Liverpool manager celebrated his side’s incredible Champions League semi-final success against Barcelona with a profanity-laced victory speech.Klopp’s men powered to their second successive Champions League final with a stunning 4-0 win against the Spanish champions in Tuesday’s second leg at Anfield. Liverpool had been written off after losing the first leg 3-0, but doubles from Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum completed one of the greatest comebacks in Champions League history.It was all too much for the always passionate Klopp as the German let his emotions run wild in an entertaining post-match interview.Speaking to BT Sport, Klopp said: “It’s 10 past 10, most of your children are probably in bed but these boys are f*****g talented giants. It’s unbelievable.“Fine me if you want. I’m not native so I don’t have better words for it.“The whole game. The whole performance was too much. It was overwhelming. I watched in my life so many football games but I can’t remember many like this.“Winning is already difficult but winning with a clean sheet? We played against maybe the best team in world. I don’t know how the boys did it.”Klopp saluted his spirited players for refusing to accept they were out after losing the first leg by such a large margin.“It’s the best phase of football. There are more important things in the world. But creating this emotional atmosphere together is so special. It’s all about the players,” he said.“The mix of potential and unbelievable heart is just a mix I never saw before. You have to be confident in a game like this.“I saw James Milner crying after the game on the pitch, it means so much to all of us.”– ‘Cheeky’ Liverpool –The victory was all the more astonishing because Liverpool were playing with the injured Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Naby Keita.Klopp turned to Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri to fill in for Salah and Firmino and the German was delighted that both seized their rare chances to shine.“Divock and Shaq didn’t play a lot. Putting a performance in like that, it was so important. It shows what’s possible in football. It’s so nice. It’s really nice,” he said.Liverpool are in their ninth European Cup final as they look to win the competition for a sixth time and will face Ajax or Tottenham in the Madrid showpiece.It is an outcome that was unthinkable at kick-off, but Klopp claimed he had a feeling Liverpool could rattle Barca if they played off the cuff.That was never better demonstrated than in the audacious corner routine that led to Origi’s winner, with Trent Alexander-Arnold appearing to walk away from the set-piece before quickly whipping it in to catch Barca off guard as the unmarked Belgian slotted home.“We had to be serious. But we needed to be cheeky as well. It was necessary,” Klopp added.“I saw the ball flying in the goal, I didn’t see the corner. I didn’t see who took the corner. (Liverpool substitute) Ben Woodburn said ‘what happened?“Barcelona defend predictable things well. But you need to be unpredictable at moments.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Computer Sciences slashing 5,000 jobs

first_imgComputer Sciences Corp. said Tuesday it plans to cut about 5,000 jobs, or about 6 percent of its work force, over two years and that a possible sale of the company is under consideration. Shares of the company, a provider of information technology services, closed at 59.80 on the New York Stock Exchange after rising to a 52-week high of $60.09 earlier in the session. Computer Sciences said its board has decided to explore the company’s options for improving shareholder value and has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs & Co. as its adviser. The announcement came after The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter, reported in its Tuesday edition that Computer Sciences is in talks that could lead to a potential sale of the company for $10.6 billion or more. Media reports surfaced last year that defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. had considered making a bid with private investment groups. Earlier this year, reports were that Hewlett-Packard was also considering a bid. Tuesday, Computer Sciences said it would cut its work force of 80,000 employees as part of a major restructuring to improve the company’s cash flow and earnings. The restructuring plan involves 4,300 job cuts during fiscal 2007, which began Saturday, and 700 job cuts in fiscal 2008. Most of the reductions will come in Europe, the company said. “For some time it has been apparent to us, and to other companies in our industry, that there is excess capacity in certain geographies, particularly Europe,” Chief Executive Van Honeycutt said in a statement. “After lengthy consideration, we have decided that this is an appropriate time to deal with the issue through a restructuring,” Honeycutt said. The company provides computer services to federal civilian agencies, including the Internal Revenue Service and Defense Department, as well as to commercial clients. The company also is a major provider of consulting services. Most of its business is done in the U.S., but it is also a big player in Europe. The company’s income for the third quarter, which ended last Dec. 30, surged 29 percent, helped by a sharp rise in revenue from the federal government, as well as solid growth in the commercial sector. Income for the quarter was $203.5 million, or $1.08 per share, up from $157.5 million, or 82 cents per share, last year. Revenue for the quarter was $3.58 billion, up from $3.49 billion last year. The company reported that income from its European operations declined 4.6 percent in the quarter. Analysts say separate bidders may emerge for the commercial and federal government units of the company. Its major competitors for commercial contracts are International Business Machines Corp. and Electronic Data Systems Corp. Analysts consider both companies, along with some smaller players, to be potential bidders. On the government side, the company’s top competitors include Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman Corp., both of which could join with private equity groups to make a bid, analysts believe. Computer Sciences is attractive because its shares have historically traded lower than its peers, according to William Loomis, an analyst at brokerage firm Stifel Nicolaus. “There is a lot of private equity money out there and this deal seems to be originating from private equity interest,” Loomis said. The company also has long-term government deals, which provide the kind of predictable cash flow that would allow private equity firms to borrow more money based on the company’s assets, he said. Other analysts said the company’s restructuring plan would boost its earnings and cash generation, giving it the chance to command a higher buyout price. Computer Sciences said it expects to take a related charge of about $345 million this fiscal year and $30 million in fiscal 2008. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want 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


first_imgCELEBRITY couple Frank Lampard and Christine Bleakley today dismissed reports linking them to a summer wedding in Co Donegal.The Chelsea player and the Co Down-born TV presenter are engaged.Rumours have linked the pair to a July wedding date at the Solis Lough Eske Hotel near Donegal Town. But a spokesman for the pair said today: “There are no plans for a wedding this summer in Ireland.”Of course that won’t stop the rumours continuing!The hotel refused to comment one way or the other, adding to the speculation.  ‘NO PLANS TO MARRY IN DONEGAL’ SAYS CHELSEA’S FRANK LAMPARD was last modified: April 3rd, 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:’NO PLANS TO MARRY IN DONEGAL’ SAYS CHELSEA’S FRANK LAMPARDlast_img read more


first_imgDancers and musicians at McCafferty’s Bar in Letterkenny.Dunkineely Community NotesWalking Group will be meeting Tuesday mornings at the Dunkineely Community Ltd offices/the Manse every Tuesday morning at 10am for a leisurely 40 minute stroll or 30 minute fast walk followed by a cuppa for those that want to.McIntyre’s Bar – Every Wednesday night have Traditional music from 10:00 pm, also Traditional music session in McIntyre’s Bar, Dunkineely on Sunday afternoon at 5:00pm. All musicians and singers welcome. Dunkineely & Bruckless Active Retirement Group begin meetings again on Wednesday September 17th in the GAA Clubrooms. New members are very welcome.Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) are having a soccer trip to the Finn Harps v Shelbourne match on Friday 26th September at 8pm.Bus to leave Dunkineely at 6.30pm. Cost: adults: €12 including bus and ticket price (under 14s: €4 – need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian).With thanks to SITT rural transport for grant for bus and Finn Harps for group rate ticket prices. Please contact DCL Office to book your place by Friday 19th September before 12noon. Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) are starting the following courses:Basic Computer course – 6 week course running one morning a week, starting Wednesday 17th September from 10am-12noon in Dunkineely Community Ltd offices in the Manse, Dunkineely. Course costs €30.Art Club – Individual taster evening Wed 17th Sept 7-9pm in the DCL offices. Course starts on 24th September. Bring own materials if preferred, 8 people per block. Course costs €30 for 8 sessions.Knit & Natter – Group will meet Thursday mornings from 10:30am-12noon starting Thursday 25th September in DCL offices. Course costs €30.For further information or to register for these courses contact the DCL office on 074 9737678 and also find us on Facebook. Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) is considering running two of the following courses to be part funded by the ETB: Calligraphy with Janet Deane, Carpentry: Turning old pallets into something useful, Interior Decorating/Upcycling, Creel-making or First Aid. Please contact the DCL office on 9737678 if you would like to show interest – we will run with the two most popular courses.Belated thanks from Dunkineely, Killaghtee and Bruckless Festival Sub-committee to the following: Byrne’s Meats, Floyd’s Mace, Meehan’s Dismantlers and DMC Jason Shovelin (for full list of thanks see or last week’s paper).Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) – Has a library of over 500 books from Children’s Literature, Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), Horror, Comedy, Booker-Prize etc. Rent a book from just 20c.Come into the office weekday mornings from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm and use the Internet (20c per half hour) or print or photocopy documents (20c per page). DD LOCAL: TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSIONS AT MCINTYRE’S BAR DUNKINEELY was last modified: September 8th, 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:DD LocalDunkineelyFeaturesnewslast_img read more

Live updates: Warriors vs. Nets, Sunday at 2 p.m.

first_imgClick HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device. Join us for live news and analysis Sunday at 2 p.m. when the Warriors look for their fourth straight victory when they take on the Nets in Brooklyn.Golden State, which has beaten Brooklyn six straight times, is coming off a 128-100 win over the Knicks on Friday. That win featured Kevin Durant’s epic fourth-quarter flurry that produced 25 of his 41 points.Durant’s scoring helped the Warriors go on a 42-9 …last_img read more

Million-dollar idea or pie in the sky? Study says A’s gondola system would bring big benefits

first_imgOAKLAND — A study released Friday said the Oakland A’s proposed gondola system would generate more than half a billion dollars in economic benefits over its first decade in service.The Bay Area Council Economic Institute study found an aerial transit system connecting downtown Oakland to Jack London Square will bring $685 million in benefits to Oakland, most of which would be derived from sales tax.(Graphic by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute)“A gondola provides a unique and important …last_img read more