Swift work by Police in Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) resulted in the arrest of two men who allegedly robbed a Chinese businessman during a violent attack.Reports are the businessman was hit to his face with a hammer during a robbery at Corriverton, on Thursday afternoon.According to reports, the two bandits drove up in a heavily tinted Toyota Primo motorcar and entered the window-making factory. Guyana Times was told that the men walked up to the businessman and hit him with the hammer. According to reports, the men were seen rushing out of the building, hurriedly entering the waiting car before it sped away. It is not clear what the men escaped with, but the businessman was rushed to the Skeldon Hospital where he was admitted a patient.Police were initially not able to get any information from the Chinese businessman because of the language barrier and the severity of his injuries.Meanwhile, based on the description and number plate given to Police by persons in the area, Police intercepted a car at a road block on the Corentyne.According to Police, only the driver was in the vehicle and his address was given as Lodge, Georgetown. The Police noted that the driver could not give a reasonable explanation as to why he was in Berbice. He was taken into custody.Meanwhile, at Number 50 Village, Police arrested another man who could not give a reasonable explanation for being in Berbice. He is from Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown.Both men are being questioned as Police continue their probe.
The Private Sector Commission (PSC) of Guyana on Monday evening hosted a dinner in honour of the newly appointed US Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah Ann Lynch at Palm Court, Main Street, Georgetown.The PSC discussed issues with the Ambassador, while enjoying the evening’s festivities. In attendance were Chairman of the PSC, Desmond Sears, members of the PSC and other invitees.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Huskies will be holding their Annual General Meeting on May 21.This Meeting is an opportunity for members of the public to join the Fort St. John Huskies Organization.Huskies Manager, Jeremy Clothier, says the AGM is an opportunity for members to vote on important decisions such as electing a new executive and to set new guidelines.- Advertisement -“There will be decisions made on a new executive and then after the AGM meeting, there will be an executive meeting to start setting out guidelines for the next season.”Clothier also encourages more people to join as more voices on the Board makes for a better Organization.“It’s encouraged that the more people we can get there, the better our Organization becomes because we get more voices on what people would like to see. So the more people attend, the better off our program will run.”Advertisement The Huskies AGM is taking place on Tuesday, May 21 at Employment Connections, located at 9907 99 Avenue in Fort St. John.In order to attend the AGM and to vote, you must apply for a Huskies membership.To apply for a membership, and for more information, you can email email@example.com.
0Shares0000Milan giants lining up swoop for Xhaka. Photo/TEAMTALK MEDIALONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 21 – Out-of-favour Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has been linked with a move to either Inter or AC Milan in the January transfer window.Xhaka’s Arsenal future looks almost certain to come to an end sooner rather than later after his angry outburst at being substituted in their 2-2 draw against Crystal Place at the end of October. Despite explaining his side of the story, the Swiss international was still stripped of the captaincy by manager Unai Emery and has not played for the club since that day.His name has cropped up regularly in the gossip columns since that debacle and now it appears there will be a tug of war between the Milan clubs for his signature.Inter are currently having a great season as they lie second in Serie A after 12 games, and are only one point off Juventus at the top.AC Milan are having a much more turbulent campaign after sacking manager Marco Giampaolo in October.They replaced him with Stefano Pioli and are currently 14th in the table and looking unlikely to make a European challenge.However, both are gunning to sign Xhaka, who has made 107 appearances for Arsenal since making the £35million move from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2016.Inter boss Antonio Conte is understood to be interested in signing Xhaka in order to increase depth in the squad and keep them close to Juve in the title chase.Pioli is thought to want the 27-year-old at the San Siro in order to provide experience and guidance to their very young squad.The report does not indicate whether either club would want to do a deal on a permanent basis or agree a loan move for the player.0Shares0000(Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Federal Reserve, which influences short-term rates, announced last week that it was cutting a key rate by a more-than-expected half point in an effort to make sure that a steep slump in housing and financial market turbulence don’t push the economy into a recession. The share of the market for adjustable-rate loans continues to decline, hitting its lowest level since March 2003, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. Borrowers facing the prospect of having their initial low “teaser” ARM loans reset to sharply higher rates are trying to avert that payment shock by refinancing into fixed-rate loans. Rates on five-year adjustable-rate mortgages averaged 6.15 percent, down from 6.21 percent last week. One-year ARMs averaged 5.60 percent, down from 5.65 percent. It marked the fourth-straight weekly decline for both adjustable-rate categories. The mortgage rates do not include add-on fees known as points. Thirty-year mortgages, 15-year and five-year mortgages all carried a nationwide average fee of 0.5 point while one-year adjustable-rate mortgages had an average fee of 0.6 point. A year ago, 30-year mortgages stood at 6.31 percent, 15-year mortgages were at 5.98 percent, five-year ARMS averaged 6.00 percent and one-year ARMs were at 5.47 percent. WASHINGTON – Rates on 30-year mortgages rose for a second-straight week, a sharp rebound after hitting a four-month low. Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, reported Thursday that 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages averaged 6.42 percent this week, up from 6.34 percent last week. Two weeks ago, the nationwide average for 30-year mortgages had dipped to 6.31 percent, the lowest level since May 17. That decline reflected a flight to safety after the turbulence in credit markets, which had increased demand for Treasury securities. Those securities heavily influence mortgage rates. Rates on 15-year fixed-rate mortgages, a popular choice for refinancing, averaged 6.09 percent this week, up from 5.98 percent last week. While rates on 30-year and 15-year mortgages rose this week, rates on five-year adjustable-rate mortgages and one-year ARMs declined for a fourth-straight week.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From news services John Cunliffe scored twice to help Chivas USA climb back into sole possession of the Western Conference lead with a 3-2 victory over Real Salt Lake on Saturday night in Salt Lake City. Paulo Nagamura added a long goal for Chivas (15-6-6, 51 points), which earned three points for the victory to break a tie with Houston in the standings. Chris Brown and Robbie Findley scored for last-place Salt Lake (5-14-9). Cunliffe, making his first start since July 4, took a low drive from Laurent Merlin and tapped it in with his thigh at the right post in the 22nd minute. Cunliffe scored again in the 54th minute when he raced on to a through ball from Sacha Kljestan and outpaced Ritchie Kotschau for his third goal of the season. Nagamura extended Chivas’ lead to 3-1 in the 58th minute when he ripped a 35-yard bomb that sailed over leaping goalkeeper Chris Seitz and just under the crossbar. Houston (14-7-6, 48 points) hosts the Galaxy (7-13-6, 27) today. FC Dallas 3, Crew 1: Abe Thompson scored two late goals to help FC Dallas wrap up an MLS playoff berth in Columbus, Ohio. Arturo Alvarez also scored for Dallas (13-11-4, 43). The loss put the Crew (7-11-10, 31) on the brink of missing the playoffs for the third straight year. Fire 2, Revolution 1: Chad Barrett scored the winning goal and had an assist for host Chicago (9-10-9, 36). Barrett scored in the 60th minute, beating Matt Reis after the goalkeeper blocked Paulo Wanchope’s shot. It was Barrett’s seventh goal of the season. Chris Rolfe tied it just before halftime off a pass from Barrett.New England is 14-7-7 (49).
Ray Stubbs was joined by Michael Calvin and Martin Lipton to cast their eyes over the main sporting stories.They look over the weekend’s Premier League action as Leicester remain five points clear at the top while Manchester United beat City to close the gap for fourth place.
DONEGAL Daily Weather Report, in association with The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Tel 07491 22700.Free Pint or Glass of Wine with all Josper Grill Main Courses today and every Wednesday.Today’s Donegal Daily Weather: We’ve led a charmed existence these past few days as all forecasters predicted showers – and apart from the odd one – it’s been clear, bright and sunny. It was 18C in parts of Donegal on Tuesday and with a mini heat wave due next week it looks like May could be just as nice as April. Wednesday could see a few more of them (the forecasters) getting it right, with showers predicted over some, though not all, of Donegal.The west once again looks best. It is certainly going to stay mild as at the light south-easterly winds veer southerly in the afternoon, temperatures hitting 14C to 16C. This is the time forecasters are saying we will see sunshine and those showers.The best of the weather will be in the morning, according the BBCNi, and showers will quickly die out to leave us with a nice evening ahead.Thursday and Friday looks like more of the same before it all warms up again at the weekend. Sources: BBC NI, Met Eireann, Sky.DONEGAL Daily Weather Report, in association with The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Tel 07491 22700.Free Pint or Glass of Wine with all Josper Grill Main Courses today and every Wednesday. NICE, CHANCE OF A SHOWER: THE DD WEDNESDAY WEATHER REPORT WITH THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL was last modified: April 30th, 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:Donegal Dailymildshowerssunshineweather
A man out Stand-Up Paddleboarding at Rathmullan today. Pic courtesy of Adventure One Surf SchoolYOU can already hear people complaining about the weather.We whinge all year round about the cold, wet and damp weather here in Donegal – and as soon as we get a nice warm spell, some people get very hot under the collar.But we have some good news for those of you loving it…there’s at least another TEN days of hot and very hot weather ahead, according to the forecasters. “Temperatures will climb to between the low to high 20’s as high pressure shifts slightly north of Ireland, thus feeding in a warmer, drier and sunnier continental airmass,” said Met Eireann’s Evelyn Cusack.“The highest temperatures will be in Donegal, the west and the midlands,” she said.“Long spells of sunshine are expected with no more than moderate easterly breezes. Some mist and fog possibly drifting in to some coastal margins and through the early mornings, but this will tend to be the exception,” she added.Some forecasters believe the weekend after next may see a ‘breakdown’ in the hot weather….with temperatures ‘dropping’ to around 20c. Here’s the next few days: Hot on Thursday; starting cloudy in many areas but the cloud will burn off.THURSDAY NIGHT: Dry with long clear spells. Some mist and fog forming locally in near calm. Another rather close night with temperatures not falling any lower than 11 to 15 degrees Celsius.FRIDAY: Very warm or hot with unbroken sunshine signalled across most regions. There is however the risk of some low cloud and mist feeding into northern and western fringes. Highest temperatures will range from 22 to 29 degrees Celsius, possibly touching 30, with values peaking across the midlands, west and northwest. Winds will be light easterly, a little fresher near eastern and southern coasts, keeping temperatures in the low to mid 20s at most here.SATURDAY: Some mist and fog locally to begin. A similar day with wall to wall sunshine across many regions; however it will potentially be a little hazier in parts of the south and west. Highest temperatures will range from 22 to 29 degrees Celsius, values warmest away from southern and eastern counties, so again peaking in the midlands, west and northwest. Winds will be a little fresher overall, but no more than moderate easterly for the main part.SUNDAY: Some mist and fog locally to begin. Dry with long spells of sunshine – possibly some high cloud drifting in from the southwest through the day. Temperatures will range from 20 to 28 degrees Celsius; the same temperature distribution as recent days, as the easterly wind is heated all the while from the warm land below, maxima will again occur for the midlands, west and northwest. TEN MORE DAYS OF SCORCHING HOT WEATHER, SAY FORECASTERS was last modified: July 18th, 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:donegal daily weatherhotsunny
Bonagee United Play-Off WinnersDONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE REPORTSDivision One / Division Two – Play-OffBallybofey United 1 Bonagee United 1 (Bonagee United won 4-3 on penalties a.e.t.)Having finished the season third from bottom in Division One, Ballybofey United came to Diamond Park, Ballyare for the fourth season in a row to contest the Division One / Division Two play-off. Bonagee United for their park had remained in the Division Two title race right up to the final day of the league season but ultimately they found themselves having to settle for third position and a place in the play-off.A strong breeze swirled around Diamond Park as both sides took time to settle into the action. Bonagee went in a goal to the good at the interval, Kevin Doran scoring from the penalty spot after John Gregg had been booked for an altercation in the Ballybofey box. That strike came just as the half looked like ending scoreless.While Bonagee had the better of the opening exchanges Ballybofey had played their way into the game and would have been disappointed to be behind at the interval. They immediately chased an equaliser on the resumption of play. Bonagee had netminder John Carr to thank on three or four occasions for keeping their lead intact. On thirty four minutes John Gregg sent Darragh Crossan racing clear and as the Ballybofey striker rounded Carr the custodian brought him down inside the box an referee Gerry Gallagher had no hesitation in sending the keeper off. Having played so well this would have been disappointing for Carr. Crossan dusted himself down and took the spot kick himself as substitute Anthony Gildea replaced Carr. Crossan’s effort was weak and well off target. Had Ballybofey missed their chance of retaining their Division One status? Five minutes later John Gregg was sent off for a second bookable offence. This brought the playing numbers back level at ten a side. As the clock ticked down Ballybofey were awarded a free kick thirty yards from the Bonagee net. Alan Patton stepped up to send a well flighted kick just under the Gildea’s crossbar, sending the match into extra-time.With no further scores in additional time the match then went to penalties. Having missed in normal time it was Darragh Crossan who took the first kick. The Ballybofey player got his kick on target this time however Gildea saved to great cheer from the Bonagee fans. Michael Lynch, Alan Patton and Conor Doherty all converted for the finnsiders but it wasn’t enough as Doran, Gibson, Mc Laughlin and team captain Shane Kelly all scored sending Bonagee United up to Division One for next season while Ballybofey United will drop to Division Two.Ballybofey United: Eamon Mc Auley, Paul Kelly, Eoin Mc Auley, Gavin Doherty, Daniel Gallen, John Gregg, Michael Lynch, Alan Patton, Darragh Redmond, Conor Doherty, Darragh Crossan. Subs: Benny Kyle, Sean Breen.Bonagee United: John Carr, Seamus Mc Ginty, Paddy Mc Laughlin, Darren Hunter, Damien Mc Clafferty, Ciarán Gibson, Reece Shortt, Kevin Doran, Darren Coyle, Ross Hamlyn, Shane Kelly. Subs: Gary Mc Cracken, Duncan Mac Intyre, Stephen Keys, Sean Crossan, Anthony Gildea.Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier Division Milford United 2 Dunkineely Celtic 0Milford maintained their good finish to the season with a commanding victory over a Dunkineely team fighting for survival . Milford played good football but failed to convert possession into goals. A TJ Evesson cross, after good work on the left, was missed in the box by Murray. Mc Ginley and Cathal Mc Gettigan had Milford’s best chances apart from long range efforts. In the second half Peter Doherty came off the bench to score a cracker from 20 yards. Cathal Mc Gettigan made it two nil with fifteen minutes to go. Dunkineely pushed hard and were denied by the excellent Caolan Mc Gettigan. Peter Doherty then broke away late on, beating the off side trap before rounding the keeper, but delayed a little to miss an open net opportunity. Referee: Patrick MartinLifford Celtic 2 Kilmacrennan Celtic 0Two first half goals from Lifford Celtic were enough to send the league into it’s final day with silverware still up for grabs. Despite missing a penalty in that opening period Lifford Celtic had done enough to stay within striking distance of defending champions Glenea United with only one game remaining. With Glenea having the day off it was important that the border town side gained the points necessary to give themselves the chance of lifting the Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier Division Trophy should they defeat Dunkineely Celtic at Darney Park next Sunday and Glenea fail to defeat Rathmullan Celtic at Flagpole Park. It has all come down to the final series of fixtures and who would dare to predict the outcome. Glencar Inn Division TwoCranford United Reserves 3 Gweedore United Reserves 2Cranford and Gweedore played out an entertaining game in a sunny Cranford park. Both teams attacked from the outset and both teams got chances. Cranford took the lead in the 20th minute when a good move on the left involving Brendan Giles released Johnny Wilhare who finished from close range. Gweedore responded well and got a equaliser when Patrick Mc Bride scored from the penalty spot to make it 1- 1. Cranford then went ahead after a cool finish from Dale McFadden from edge of box.Cranford pushed forward in second half and had chances to extend the lead through Marty Mc Bride and Johnny Wilhare. Gweedore equalized in the 70th minute with a neat finish from close range. Cranford got their winner inside the last ten minutes through great header from Brendan Giles converting a Johnny Wilhare free kick.Glenree United Reserves 1 Deele Harps 1On a perfect day for football in Glenree park it was a game where both teams had nothing to play for but pride. Glenree had previously been well beaten at the start of the season by the visitors and the away side would have been thinking they were going to have an easy win, but the homeside had a different opinion. Throughout the game apart from a small period in the second half Glenree were in control. It was a pity it was an end of season match as it most undoubted had to be one of the best games of football by the home team all season. It was a hotly contested first half with very few chances created by either side as their final ball was poor in the final third. The second half started the same with few scoring opportunities. Deele then, in the 60th minute, won a corner and it was well met by ‘Froggy’ at the back post. The crucial moment in the game came in the 70 minute when Mickey ‘the bullet’ was introduced. In the 75 minute he latched onto a through ball and used his ‘bullet’ like pace to beat the Deele defence and then he calmly lobbed the keeper to make it one each. The game ended in a draw and Deele played out their season unbeaten. It was a much improved season for the Glenree outfit compared to previous years and only for a poor second half of the season they would have been pushing for a promotion spot. It was a great team effort by the players all year and if they keep the same team they should be in contention for promotion next season.Tullyvinney Rovers 2 Donegal Town Reserves 1This was the last game of the season for both teams with Donegal Town looking for victory to secure promotion into the first division. They found a well organised and resilient Tullyvinney team. The first twenty-five minutes of the game produced end to end football with both teams creating chances but failing to score. In the twenty-eighth minute O’Reilly for Donegal Town opened their account with a header from the edge of the six yard box after a fine cross from the right wing. Tullyvinney’s best effort in the first half came when Martin Alexander who beat two defenders and produced a lovely chip over the advancing keeper but the ball deflected off the Donegal crossbar. Donegal Town failed to increase their lead in the fiftieth minute when Thomas McBride in the Tullyvinney goals produced a fine save from a Donegal forward. Tullyvinney eventually got their reward when a pass from Michael Shiels found the advancing David Gardiner whose first touch controlled the ball and rounding the advancing defender he slotted home from an acute angle. Donegal try as they might to get back into the game but could not break down the Tullyvinney defence in which captain for the day Paul Mc Daid and Paddy Cassidy were outstanding. Tullyvinney secured all three points when David Gardiner was taken down and the resulting free kick from Renato, a looping shot from thirty yards, sealed the victory.Referee: Marty Mc GarrigleMilford United Reserves 1 Downtown United 4Downtown secured promotion after a comfortable win in Moyle View. Downtown opened the scoring on twenty minutes when a long range free from Sweeney deceived the keeper and flew into the top corner. Milford pushed for an equaliser with Ciran Blaney being denied by an excellent save. Downtown got their second before the break when Bonner latched onto a long ball, beat the defender and slotted home. Milford were unable to break down a resolute defence and were caught in a breakaway from a corner for Downtown’s third. Emmet ‘Suarez’ Eastwood came off the bench to get a consolation goal from the spot with Downtown’s fourth also coming from a penalty in the final minute.DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUEFIXTURESSATURDAY 04-5-2013 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Inn Saturday Division One / Glencar Inn Saturday Division TwoPromotion /Relegation Play-OffKilmacrennan Celtic v Donegal Town Reserves @ Diamond Park, BallyareSUNDAY 05-5-2013 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionRathmullan Celtic v Glenea UnitedDunkineely Celtic v Lifford CelticSt. Catherines v Lagan HarpsKilmacrennan Celtic v Castlefin CelticMilford United v Gweedore CelticLeague table for Brian McCormick Sports Premier LeagueTeamPlayedWonLostDrawnGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DiffPointsGlenea United17123241202138Lifford Celtic FC17124134171737Milford United FC1710613325831Rathmullan Celtic1795342202230Kilmacrennan Celtic FC178723025526St Catherines FC176833030021Gweedore Celtic176921730-1320Dunkineely Celtic FC175843538-319Lagan Harps FC1761011941-2219Castlefin Celtic1701431449-353League table for Watson Hire Division OneTeamPlayedWonLostDrawnGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DiffPointsDonegal Town FC18133240192141Curragh Athletic FC18111650123839Cranford FC18106243251832Cappry Rovers1896339251430Eany Celtic FC189633426830Drumoghill FC188823233-126Keadue Rovers FC186663332124Ballybofey United FC183872136-1516Arranmore United1831411749-3210Raphoe Town1811521567-525League table for CT Ball Division TwoTeamPlayedWonLostDrawnGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DiffPointsGweedore United FC18143161194243Kerrykeel 71 FC18134153223140Bonagee United FC18124244321238Whitestrand United FC18117044261833Dunlewey Celtic1895441311031Glenree United FC188643531428Letterbarrow Celtic FC1861112351-2819Convoy Arsenal FC1831322950-2111Drumbar FC1811252253-318Copany Rovers FC1811342562-377League table for Old Orchard Inn Division OneTeamPlayedWonLostDrawnGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DiffPointsErne Wanderers FC15102344222233Ramelton Mariners FC158343527828Fintown Harps AFC1574435231225Glenea United157442718925Glencar Celtic156453734323Castlefin Celtic155822733-617Mulroy Celtic155912829-116Kilmacrennan Celtic FC152942050-3010Gweedore Celtic8071825-171League table for Glencar Inn Division TwoTeamPlayedWonLostDrawnGoals ForGoals AgainstGoal DiffPointsDeele Harps FC16140253124144Downtown United FC168352921829Donegal Town FC Reserves1686238261226Keadue Rovers FC167633333024Milford United FC167812845-1722Glenree United FC165652422220Cranford FC Reserves164751929-1017Gweedore United FC1641022838-1014Tullyvinney Rovers1621312046-267DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE REPORTS: BONAGEE WIN PLAY-OFF FINAL was last modified: April 28th, 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:DONEGAL JUNIOR LEAGUE REPORTS: BONAGEE WIN PLAY-OFF FINAL