Police are investigating an alleged robbery-under-arms incident committed on 43-year-old Reezal Reektan, a goldsmith of Stuartville Railway Line, WCD.Two identifiable males, one armed with a handgun, reportedly approached the goldsmith at the Hydronie Market, Parika on Sunday at about 11:30 hrs, and relieved him of Gy$400,000 and a quantity of gold and silver jewelry, the value of which is yet unknown.Enquires disclosed that the virtual complainant usually sells jewelry at the market in a glass case. On the day mentioned, he went to the market at about 6:00hrs and laid out his glass case with the items. At about 11:30 hrs, he was approached by the two suspects, who enquired about a ring, and while in conversation, one of the suspects held the goldsmith’s jersey and brandished a handgun while the other suspect emptied the glass case of items and cash, placing all into a bag he had in his possession before they ran north then turned west after discharging a round in the air as they made good their escape.No one was injured, and no spent shell was recovered. Checks were made for the suspects, but they were not located. Investigations are continuing.
LGE 2018The Kwakwani Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) has 12 seats up for grabs in the upcoming Local Government Elections, and with nine women leading the charge, the independent group Kwakwani United For Progress (KUFP) isPetranella Pollardlooking to grab all those seats.The KUFP was founded in 2016 after Kwakwani resident Charles Thom saw the need for an independent group to keep the powers in check. The KUFP contested the 2016 LGE and got approximately 60 per cent of the votes, but because of the Proportional Representation System, KUFP gained only five of the 12 seats.“We are the only independent group running in the Local Government Elections. We feel confident of doing better, and we are well represented with young people from various parts of Kwakwani. We have our vision for the development of Kwakwani, and we know the Government will work with us,” Thom said during aJuanita Leacockrecent interview with this publication.He told this newspaper that developmental plans for that riverine community include a heavier focus on infrastructural development. He explained that the infrastructure in the logging community needs upgrading.“One of the major problems in Kwakwani is dust pollution, and we need to find ways of addressing that. We have no proper roads, and if we get the majority, we will push for asphalted or concretised roads, especially the major roads in the community. We need to get it done, and we understand that it will take collaborative work, and we are a group that does not have any party obligations; so we will work in the best interest of the people here,” Thom said.“We have seen, over the years, that the parties in Georgetown put people who are not fit to be the leaders here. We want to have the community developed, and that is our priority right now. That is all we want,” Thom added.Those on the list of candidates for the KUFP are Petranella Pollard, Randy Williams, Michelle Rogers, Earlina Towler, Jennifer Edwards, current NDC Chair Juanita Leacock, Michell Simeon Watson, Loraine Fordyce, Maleka Russell, Lyndon Mc Calmont and Fay Rodriguez.Leacock is a logger and a trained Medex. She was secretary of the Upper BerbiceMaleka RussellForest and Agricultural Producers Association (UBFAPA) for two years, where she brought a higher standard to the secretary position. She excelled at representing the UBFAPA at national meetings, and was a regular invitee to national meetings, especially as a representative of women’s rights. She has been an NDC Councillor for three years, and took up the mantle as Chair about seven months ago.Leacock has established herself as a Chair who is capable of doing all the managerial and contractual work, as well as representing Kwakwani at any level required by the NDC. Speaking about her experience at the helm of the NDC, Leacock said she is proud of what the NDC has accomplished in that short time.“We have accomplished so much. Most of the issues we have had over the years are being solved. We will be pushing for more infrastructural development, as well as better health and education. Our education system is good, but is swamped atEarlina Towlertimes. We need to do more training (of) our teachers and so on,” she said.Leacock explained that the NDC will be pushing for a more developed health care system. She said the NDC will be pushing for more services to be offered at the Kwakwani Hospital, as opposed to having Kwakwani residents travel all the way to Linden or Georgetown to access certain healthcare services.
0Shares0000Wenger lifted the FA Cup for the seventh time after Arsenal beat Chelsea in last year’s final © AFP/File / Ian KINGTONLondon, United Kingdom, Apr 20 – Premier League managers and former players showered praise on Arsene Wenger on Friday after the Frenchman announced he was stepping down from the Arsenal hotseat at the end of the season.The 68-year-old has won three Premier League titles and a record seven FA Cups during his near 22-year stint at Arsenal but recent seasons have seen rising discontent among the fans as the club have failed to challenge for the Premier League. AFP Sport takes a look at who’s saying what about Wenger’s decision to leave the Gunners:– Tony Adams, Wenger’s captain when Arsenal won the Premier League and FA Cup double in 1997/98 and again in 2001/02, had no doubt about his old boss’s place in the London club’s history.“Thanks for everything Arsene. Move over Herbert (Chapman), Arsene Wenger the greatest Arsenal Manager,” Adams wrote on Instagram.– Thierry Henry, Arsenal’s all-time leading goalscorer who was signed by Wenger, praised the manager’s ability to inspire players and said he hoped the current side would now go on to win the Europa League — the club are in the semi-finals.“He used to make you believe you were the best player in the world,” Henry told Sky Sports. “Let’s not get lost in celebrating the end of his era. The team has to win the Europa League, it would be an amazing achievement and Arsene has never won in Europe before, so it would be a great way to give him a good exit.”– Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, who when Chelsea boss labelled Wenger a “specialist in failure”, said he hoped his old rival would stay in football. “I always say for some the memory is short but the real football people don’t have short memories. If he is happy with the decision I am really happy and I hope he doesn’t retire from football.”– Spain’s Cesc Fabregas, the former Arsenal midfielder now at Chelsea, thanked Wenger for being a “father figure” to him as a young footballer.“I will never forget his guidance and support, his tutelage and mentorship. He had faith in me from day one and I owe him a lot, he was like a father figure to me who always pushed me to be the best,” Fabregas wrote on Instagram alongside a photograph of himself listening to Wenger as a young Arsenal player. “Arsene, you deserve all the respect and happiness in the world. #classact”– Arsenal fan Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party, whose Islington North constituency is home to the Gunners’ Emirates Stadium, tweeted his gratitude by saying: “Arsene Wenger, thank you for all the achievements, over such a long period, for the club I love. Three Premier League titles, the unbeaten season, a record breaking seven FA Cups and revolutionising the English game.”– Former Manchester United and England defender Gary Neville said Wenger deserved a fitting send-off after a glittering career. “Arsene Wenger built the best teams that I played against in English Football,” he tweeted. “The ’98 team was Amazing. The biggest compliment is that he played football that made us change the way we played against them.”– Former Arsenal midfielder Stuart Robson said Wenger ought to have quit long before now.“Wenger should have gone many years ago,” Robson told BBC radio. “You can’t take away the good things. When he came he changed the philosophy of Arsenal. He was fantastic in that period but like a lot of dictators they think they are going down the right road but even when people are saying you need to change, he wouldn’t change.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Meteorologists are predicting another week of rain for the Central Valley, and flood-control authorities were warily watching the farming community of Vernalis, on the banks of the San Joaquin River. The community is a prime location for flooding because of heavy runoff from the Sierra Nevada and the likelihood of more rain.160Want 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 MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“All of our reservoirs are full and we are not able to contain all the water,” Harder told the governor during the tour. “So the river system, and the levee system, is being taxed beyond its designed capacity.” The declaration effectively means the counties need state help to recover. It does not set out specific actions or dollar figures on aid, but directs “all agencies of the state” to make available their staffs, equipment and facilities. The step will accelerate the flow of state dollars to local and county response agencies that have been straining to cope with the flooding and storms, said Eric Lamoureux, spokesman for the California Office of Emergency Services. The series of storms has left many reservoirs in California’s Central Valley groaning at full capacity, and has triggered scattered levee breaks in recent weeks. It has washed out roads, deposited tons of debris and forced hundreds of residents from their homes. The record-setting spring rains followed an already wet winter: Schwarzenegger declared states of emergency in 34 counties in January. In February, he declared another state of emergency covering the state’s fragile levee system, and asked President George W. Bush for a federal disaster declaration on that infrastructure. Bush has not yet responded. SACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency Monday in seven Northern and Central California counties battered by storms and floods, warning that levee breaks threaten the region as forecasters predict another week of rain. “There’s great vulnerability in the San Joaquin Valley and the Central Valley,” Schwarzenegger said after touring the state’s flood operations center. “We want to do everything we can to make sure that we don’t have a levee break.” The counties are Amador, Calaveras, Fresno, Merced, San Joaquin, San Mateo and Stanislaus. The governor wrote in his declaration that “extreme peril to the safety of persons and property” jeopardized those regions following the rainiest March on record and an unusually wet start to April. Department of Water Resources Deputy Director Les Harder said “one of the top-five weather seasons on record” has California on the precipice of disaster.
Napoli are reportedly set to rekindle their interest in West Ham target Santiago Arias.The Colombia international only joined Atletico Madrid in the summer, but is said to be considering his options already after finding game time under Diego Simeone hard to come by. REVEALED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Alternative Premier League table based on expected goals – lucky Spurs? The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? sad day RIP LEGEND target BIG PRESENTS UP TOP targets What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas Tottenham line up bid for West Ham star who was labelled a ‘monster’ by Mourinho 1 Tributes to ‘complete gentleman’ Martin Peters following England legend’s death The right-back is far from a permanent fixture in Atleti’s side Arias, who transferred to the Spanish capital from PSV in July in an £11million deal, has made just three appearances so far this term and continues to be overlooked by Simeone.West Ham were interested in snapping up the defender during the summer and remain interested in the 26-year-old.However so do Napoli and, according to Corriere dello Sport, the Italian giants are ready to rekindle their interest in the right back in January.Atletico have so far not given any indication that the player is for sale but given he only joined in the summer, negotiations could prove tricky. Martin Peters, 1966 World Cup final goal scorer for England, dies aged 76 gameday cracker revealed REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Latest West Ham News ANALYSIS
Thierry Henry held his first press conference as a manager on Wednesday LATEST Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT From there he went on to play for Juventus, before becoming a legend at Arsenal.The 41-year-old has since moved into the world of coaching, where he has worked as an assistant to Roberto Martinez at Belgium.“This club will always have a big place in my heart, that goes without saying,” said Henry.“So to be able to come here and start again, it is a dream come true. I won’t lie.“There is a lot of work to do, as you can imagine – but I am more than happy to be here.” Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Arsene Wenger was Henry’s manager at Arsenal for eight years New Monaco manager Thierry Henry says he will be using Pep Guardiola as a ‘reference’ for his upcoming managerial career.The former striker began his professional career with the French club after joining them as a youngster back in 1992. REVEALED Arteta confirms Ljungberg’s role, discusses transfer plans and Mesut Ozil revealed Guardiola was Henry’s manager at Barcelona for two years Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January “Pep for me is the reference. For me, I am not saying for everyone that he is right or wrong, but that is the reference for me.“I relearned how to play the game when I went to Barcelona under him. It goes without saying that with Pep you can talk about the game.“I think he will not even go to sleep and he will still talk about the game. You will fall asleep and he is still talking.” Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won gameday cracker targets rookie error Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BIG PRESENTS UP TOP appointed 3 What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas 3 3 REVEALED During his career, Henry worked with an array of top managers such as Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola.The Frenchman has confessed they both had a big impact on him and he will take inspiration from their ideas going forward.“With the managers that I had, I learned a lot from them, every single one of them,” Henry added.“Whether they challenged me or sometimes they were doing the wrong stuff, that’s where you learn the most – when things are not going well.“If I talked about Arsene, he obviously unlocked a lot of stuff in my mind that made me understand what is was to be a professional. What it was to perform.“You guys know the relationship I have with him, so it goes without saying I will always carry some of the stuff he was doing. MIKEL TALKS Latest Arsenal News Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019
“This wasn’t the finish we wanted to close out the fall season, golf wise and health wise,” said Drake head coach Rachael Pruett. “The offseason will be more important than ever to rehab our injuries and improve our golf games as we had into the spring season.” The Bulldogs totaled a 327 for a combined score of 657 (330-327) to finish tied for eighth-place with Omaha. Story Links OMAHA, Neb. – Madison Glennie finished in fourth-place to lead the Drake University women’s golf team at the Creighton Classic on Tuesday at the Oak Hills Country Club. Creighton Classic Results Glennie recorded her second top-10 finish of the season after firing a four-over par, 76, for a total score of 154 (78-76). Sophomore Grace Dunn shot an 81 on the final day for a total score of 160 (79-81) and finished tied for 19th. Freshman Aimee Gerschke also carded an 81 for a total score of 165 (84-81). Brooke Miller and Reilly Krohe recorded scores of 178 (89-89) and 202 (97-105), respectively. The Creighton Classic concluded the Bulldogs’ fall season. Print Friendly Version
Donegal death notices for today, Friday, September 15. Mary NOONANThe death has occurred of Mary Noonan, 14 Gartan Avenue, Letterkenny, at Letterkenny University Hospital. Removal from Eternal Light Chapel of Rest to her late residence today, Thursday, at 12 noon. Funeral Mass at 12 noon on Saturday in St Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny. Burial afterwards in Tully Cemetery, Ramelton. Family time, please, from 11pm until 11am. Family flowers only, please. Donations, if desired, to Intensive Care Unit. Mary JOHNSTONThe death has occurred of Mary Johnston, The Mullins, Donegal Town, peacefully in Harbour Lights Nursing Home, Killybegs. Reposing at her residence in the Mullins, Donegal Town, today from 2pm to 10pm.Removal to St. Mary’s Church, Killymard, at 10.30am tomorrow, Friday, for Funeral Mass at 11am, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Kathleen GALLAGHERThe death has occurred of Kathleen Gallagher, Gortnaluchoge, Downings, Donegal.Reposing at her late residence. Removal on Friday morning to the Church of St John the Baptist, Carrigart for 11am Funeral Mass. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to St Vincent De Paul, c/o any family member. Family time from 11pm until 11am. Corney Mandy GALLAGHERThe death has occurred of Corney Mandy Gallagher, Creeslough, Donegal.Reposing at the home of his brother John Gallagher, Creeslough. Funeral Mass on Friday September 15th in St Michael’s Church, Creeslough at 3pm. Burial immediately afterwards in Doe Cemetery. Family time, please, from 11pm to 10am and on the morning of the funeral. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to The Lake House Patients Comfort Fund, Portnablagh, care of any family member. Sadie GRAHAM (née Bustard)The death has occurred peacefully of Sadie Graham, Ballintra in the wonderful care of all the staff of Rush Nursing Home. Devoted mother to Sally, Billy and Harold, loving grandmother to Sarah, Graeme and David, dear mother-in-law of Eamonn, sadly missed by her loving family, sister-in-law Kathleen, brother-in-law Roly, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.Family flowers only, house private by request, funeral arrangements to be announced later.Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: September 15th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:obituaries
10 August 2011 South Africa’s Commission for Gender Equality has called for men and women to play equal roles when it comes to tackling issues such as gender-based violence and human trafficking. “Gender issues are not women’s issues alone,” commission spokesperson Javu Baloyi said as the country marked Women’s Day on Tuesday. “For far too long, women’s organisations have taken the sole responsibility for issues like violence against women, violence against lesbians and gays, human trafficking, maintenance and inheritance to property – as if men had nothing to do with them. “This has to change,” Baloyi said. “Men must assume their share of responsibility and join the feminist struggle against these issues.” Women’s Day offers an opportunity for South Africans to reflect on the position of women in today’s society, and the progress made in raising the profile and importance of the role of women. Baloyi said women could only be considered “inferior” if men were considered “superior”. “We need to understand that femininity does not exist in isolation from masculinity. The image and the power of one determines the image and power of the other … Women can be and are subordinate only if men are willing and enabled to subordinate them,” he said. Baloyi challenged the social constructs resulting from patriarchy, and suggested a number of interventions that might begin to reverse gender inequality. He said a national gender equality training programme should be established, targeting men from all walks of life including rural areas, hostels, informal settlements, townships, correctional centres and suburban areas. “These trainings should be in all official languages,” Baloyi said. “The impact of these trainings … should further be monitored and evaluated on an annual basis.” He called for sufficient attention to be paid to gender equality and gender-based violence in the school curriculum, adding that “there should be a revision of materials to ensure that these are gender-sensitive.” “Men should be encouraged to be involved in reproductive health issues, domestic and child-care responsibilities in the home, and mentoring and assisting young girls to take up previously male-dominated professions,” said Baloyi. He encouraged men to form men’s forums to tackle gender equality issues in their own localities. Source: BuaNews
The University of the West Indies has named Desmond Tutu the recipient of its Luminary Award. His daughter, Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu van Furth, received the award on his behalf, at an award gala in Toronto.Mpho Tutu van Furth, daughter of Desmond Tutu, centre, with Senator Murray Sinclair, left, and Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen at the University of the West Indies annual benefit gala in Toronto on 1 April 2017. Van Furth accepted the Luminary Award on her father’s behalf. (Image: Nicholas Keung, via UWI Gala)Brand South Africa reporterThe University of the West Indies (UWI) has honoured Desmond Mpilo Tutu, the retired Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town, with its Luminary Award.The ceremony took place during the university’s Toronto Benefit Gala at The Ritz-Carlton in Toronto, Canada.The award is given to people with a Caribbean heritage who have achieved outstanding feats internationally, or people who have brought prominence to the Caribbean or to issues that affect the region.Tutu’s daughter, Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu van Furth, travelled to Canada to receive the award on 1 April on behalf of her father.Her father was honoured to continue his strong ties with Canada, she said at the ceremony. “He has this particular fondness for Canada since the 1980s at the height of the apartheid regime. Canada’s support was incredible and the welcome was amazing,” she said.Second time aroundThe university first recognised Tutu for his accomplishments in 1986 when he received an honorary degree.He has been described as having a strong passion for social justices and activism. Tutu became South Africa’s first black archbishop of the Anglican Church and served as the chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.“He has also used his high-profile position to campaign, globally, for poverty, HIV/Aids, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and land rights,” said the university.Tutu has been honoured with other globally respected awards, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, the Gandhi Peace Prize, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom from the US.Other recipientsTutu was not the only recipient at the gala. Other honourees included neurosurgeon Dr Renn Holness, businesswoman and retired diplomat Kay McConney, entrepreneur and philanthropist Wayne Purboo, cardiologist and community activist Dr Vivian Rambihar, Ontario Court of Appeal Justice Michael Tulloch and GraceKennedy Limited, one of the Caribbean’s largest food and finance companies.Source: UWI Toronto GalaWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.