first_imgA suspected bandit was in the wee hours of Friday morning electrocuted after he allegedly robbed a storage bond at Industrial Site, Ruimveldt, Georgetown.The deceased has been identified as 47-year-old Terry Ramcharran of Fourth Street, Alexander Village. He is said to have been unemployed at the time of his death.Reports are that around 08:00h on Friday morning, persons in the area of the bond’s location, noticed an unidentified male laying on his abdomen at the northern side of the roof of the building.He was clad in a blue vest and black boxers and was lying next to live electrical cables that are attached to a Guyana Power and Light (GPL) pole.Two bags were in close proximity of the body, each containing a quantity of window blinds and clothing. The storage bond belongs to 45-year-old businessman, Ravindranauth Rampersaud of Schoonord, West Bank Demerara.This publication understands that the bond is used to store household haberdasheries, electrical appliances, and clothing.According to the police, Rampersaud secured his bond on Thursday afternoon around 17:00h and left the premises.However, the items in the two bags that were discovered near Ramcharran’s body were identified by the businessman as his property which was locked away in the bond.The police said that upon arrival at the scene on Friday morning, it was observed that the right side of the neck and shoulder of the deceased had visible marks which appeared to have been caused by burns.In addition, there was a hole to the southern side of the bond. Several persons in the area were questioned but no useful information about the incident was obtained.The body of the now dead man was taken to the Lyken Funeral Parlour where it was later identified by a relative. Investigations into the alleged robbery and electrocution are continuing.last_img read more

first_imgHours after the tragic death of her newborn, a mother of five succumbed while receiving medical attention at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) on Friday.Karen Shondell Reid and her dead babyThe child was reportedly delivered at the New Amsterdam Hospital on Thursday but the mother had to be transferred to the GPHC due to complications.The dead woman has been identified as Karen Shondell Reid, 40, of Lot 42 Sheet Anchor East Canje, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).According to the now dead woman’s 14-year-old daughter, her mother claimed that she was prevented from eating and was only given water and cream soda on Thursday.“She said she was hungry and they gave her three tablets and she showed me them and say that the nurse told her that she has to drink the three Cytotec tablets. She said that the doctor and that they have to give her more tablets” the teenager stated.According to Tracy Limpkin, a cousin, they were told by doctors that the pill Reid was allegedly given is used to induce labour but because of the quantity she was given, it caused an adverse reaction.“It dislocates the placenta and the placenta started to move and that is why she went into shock. The doctor said she was actually brain-dead because her organs started to shut down. He said they gave her blood and the blood started coming out back because it was not clotting because the body was not working well.”<<>>There are reports that Reid had a fall and was taken into emergency surgery. On Thursday, however, doctors performed a caesarean section to deliver the baby.The woman’s sister, Vanessa Sampson, claimed that on Thursday she received an urgent message to report to the hospital. As she arrived, she was met by four doctors who informed her that her sister had a seizure and was rushed to the operating theatre.“They say when they open her there was a big clot and the baby died in her and they will have to take her to Georgetown Hospital because they had to remove her womb because it was separated from somewhere…”She said even though the doctors told her that the baby was already dead, other sources confirmed that the baby, Alegdeo Junior Ofield, lived for about one hour after delivery.“A baby doesn’t be delivered dead and they go and bathe the baby and dress it with clothes and have a sheet around it. If a baby born dead they leave it just so,” she said.Meanwhile, Reid was eventually transferred to the Georgetown Hospital on Friday evening.Another sister of the now dead woman reportedly accompanied her to Georgetown. She explained that during the trip, Reid was seemly in pain but before they arrived at the hospital she had stopped responding.At the hospital, a doctor allegedly told relatives that they received the patient brain-dead and she did not respond to treatment.Carlita Matthews, another sister, told Guyana Times that when she reached the hospital, Reid had no pulse and her blood count was low.“When she arrived at the Georgetown Hospital, she was taken into surgery to remove fluid from the body and to implant packs because doctors could not identify where the blood was coming from…all the blood that they give to her, she just keeps bleeding out.”The relatives were further told that Reid suffered three heart attacks but it was the third that took her life.The family is calling for a thorough investigation into what transpired at the New Amsterdam Hospital with respect to the medication that was administered to Reid.The woman leaves to mourn four children.last_img read more

first_imgEntering tonight’s game, the Huskies (13-17-0-2) occupy fifth place in the NWJHL standings, two points behind Slave Lake (15-17-0-0), and only two points ahead of the Dwson Creek Junior Canucks (12-19-0-2).The Junior Canucks and Huskies met in Fort St. John just six days ago on January 31, in a spirited affair that produced 188 total penalty minutes, three fights, and a 6-1 home victory for the Huskies.It was a solid outing for the Huskies line of Blair Karasiuk, Dylan Houle and Cayle Bell, who combined for ten points during last Thursday’s win.- Advertisement -Each team enters tonight’s game on a streak, with one team looking to snap out one, the other, looking to extend it. The Huskies will hit the ice with a two game winning streak, which they hope to make three in-a-row at the expense of Dawson Creek. The Junior Canucks on the other hand, will start the game with a league worst, six game losing streak on their record.Tonight’s game will also be a rubber match in the two teams’ five game season series. Appropriately, each team enters tonight’s match with two wins under their jock straps, so the winner will emerge the victor in the five game regular season series between the two Peace Region rivals.Back to the league standings, the Huskies currently have 28 points for fourth place in the standings, two above Dawson Creek who sit alone in fifth with 26, and two behind Slave Lake’s 30, who occupy forth place by themselves.Advertisement To listen live, click here. Slave Lake also plays tonight, taking on the North Peace Navigators, so a Huskies win and a Slave Lake loss would result in Fort St. John moving into a tie for fourth. Conversely, a Huskies loss would result in Dawson Creek moving into a tie for fifth with the Huskies, who could fall behind the fourth place Thunder by four points if Slave Lake defeats the Navigators.Tonight’s game is also the third last game for the Huskies in their regular season and the team would love to keep the victories coming as they roll into the postseason. The team has won six of their last seven games, a perfect time of the season to heat up.There’s also an exciting goal scoring race within the Huskies roster, as not surprisingly, Robbie Sidhu leads the team in points with 57. However, for goals scored, Sidhu only leads rookie Cayle Bell by a single goal, 21-20, so it will be interesting to see if the goal scoring rookie can take the lead from the Huskies veteran.The game hits the ice tonight in Dawson Creek beginning at 8 p.m. and you can catch all the live action on 100.1 Moose FM. Don’t forget to listen to the informative and entertaining Moose FM pre-game show, beginning 15 minutes prior to puck drop.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgThere is one more power outage to add to the list. There are 274 customers without power currently west of the Golf Course Road in Charlie Lake.The power went out shortly after 7pm and is expected to be on by 1am Thursday. The outage has been caused by the wind storm in the area. There are still several other power outages in the area. The other outages are listed as follows:East of the Red CR RD 658 – 40 Customers – Tree Down across wires – Power was expected to be on a 6pmAdvertisement – Advertisement -South of RD 256, West of RD 277 – 196 Customers – Tree down across wires – No estimated time for power to be restoredNorth-South-East-West of Alaska Highway – 264 Customers – Wind Storm – Restored at 9:30pSouth-West of Alaska Highway, North-East of Highway 29 – 196 Customers – Tree Down across wires – Power was expected to be back on at 6pmFor more info visit www.bchydro.com/outageslast_img read more

first_imgA suspected bandit was on Tuesday morning nabbed by public-spirited citizens after he and an accomplice robbed a Diamond, East Bank Demerara (EBD) resident.The gun and ammunition that were recovered by the Police after the robberyBased on reports received, the 28-year-old victim was standing in front of his Diamond Access Road, EBD residence when he was attacked and relieved of a gold-coloured chain he was wearing at the time by the two men.However, upon realising that the young man was being robbed, several members of the public went in pursuit of the two men. One was apprehended; however, the other made good his escape.Upon the apprehension of the man, the chain that was stolen from victim was found his possession. In addition, an unlicensed revolver with six live rounds of marching ammunition were found close by.The suspect is being processed for court while Police continue their hunt for the second person.last_img read more

first_imgDave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman looks at the likelihood of Scotland inflicting a third straight World Cup defeat on England’s faltering cricket team.He also turns his attention to the world of horse racing, with the Cheltenham Festival fast approaching.And he brings the boys up-to-date Europa League odds, revealing Liverpool are among the favourites for glory, while Tottenham are out to 25/1 to win the competition after drawing with Fiorentina in the first leg of their Europa League last 32 tie.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

first_imgThe Donegal Women in Business Network are hosting two workshops this month for women to enhance their skills and knowledge to boost sales and build connections.Network members have arranged workshops to share their expertise and help others gain key skills in communication and e-commerce.Everyone is welcome to the free events and non-members are invited to see what the network is all about. Donegal Women in Business Network Digital Dementia event, May 2017. Photo by: Rachel McLaughlin, DonegalWoman.ieThe 5 Key Elements of Speaking to Increase Profit and Sales – Thursday 13th JulyOn Thursday 13th July, Emma Porter from the Vivid Performances Speech and Drama school will be giving a talk on the art of public speaking.“The 5 Key Elements of Speaking to Increase Profit and Sales” will be held at the Villa Rose Hotel, Ballybofey between 10.00am and 11.30am on Thursday, 13th July.The talk is designed to help women improve communication skills, improve business relationships and increase profits and sales. When people work with Emma they become self-assured and are able to stand in a room full of people as great communicators. No more feeling anxious! Your fear of public speaking will be a thing of the past and you will feel greatly empowered.Emma knows that effective communication skills are crucial for personal and professional success. By motivating and informing their audiences as to what their business has to offer, Emma helps her clients win over a crowd – which ultimately increases their profit and sales.We all know that people with great communication skills are a real asset in business – so, isn’t it worth investing a little time to work on improving yours?Click here to register for this event: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-5-key-elements-of-speaking-to-increase-profits-and-sales-tickets-35675032984?aff=es2Make YOUR website work – Wednesday 19th JulyDonegal Women in Business Network member Karina Kelly will be delivering a highly informative workshop at the Silver Tassie Hotel, from 7pm-9pm on Wednesday, 19th July.This talk will bring together her experience from her existing e-commerce product photography business www.360crew.ie; 360 Crew, her 6 years experience in Merchant Services, and her 10 years experience setting up and running e-commerce websites. Knowing first hand how confusing the “going online” process can be, Karina’s workshop will de-mystify two key areas of trading online and give participants three key take-away actions from each area to make their own websites work better for them.Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/make-your-website-work-tickets-35675305800Donegal Women in Business is a voluntary not for profit support group for all women in business or with an interest in business and the events are completely member led.For further information, visit the Donegal Women in Business Network Facebook page or email donegalwomeninbusinessnetwork@gmail.com. Donegal Women in Business Network Marketing workshop, May 2017. Photo by: Rachel McLaughlin, DonegalWoman.ieDonegalWoman.ie and the Donegal Daily group is a proud member and supporter of the Donegal Woman in Business Network. Contact news@donegalwoman.ie to find out how we support members.Donegal Women in Business target presentation skills and websites in July events was last modified: July 10th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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 Women In Business Networkeventslast_img read more

first_imgCreche operators across Donegal have reacted with shock to last night’s RTE Primetime documentary into cruelty at some facilities.The shocking documentary showed toddlers being manhandled and physically abused and called names by childcare workers.The undercover investigation uncovered a litany of abuse in various childcare facilities. Avril McMonagle, manager of the Donegal County Childcare Committee, said she was “shocked, appalled and sickened” by the Primetime documentary.“We knew it was going to be quite serious and damning but nothing prepared us for the cruelty of the programme,” she said.Ms McGonagle said the State had to accept a responsibility for “shirking their responsibility” for the early childcare sector.“There needs to be a complete overhaul of the system,” she said. She added the fact there was no regulation of pay scales within the industry showed how open it was to abuse by those working within it. DONEGAL CRECHE BOSSES APPALLED AND SHOCKED BY RTE PRIMETIME DOCUMENTARY was last modified: May 29th, 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:Avril McMonaglecrcheDonegal County Childcare Committeelast_img read more

first_imgFinn Valley Athletic Club are repeating their successful Spring 5k road series once again in 2012 .These events proved extremely popular last year and gave many participants the opportunity to get out and train run /jog /walk with the advantage of being monitored in an organised event each fortnight over the same course etc .It’s a case of turning up registering for each event 5 euro with the added bonus of a dedicated T -shirt for those that participate in all 4 runs .Refreshments will be served after the event. Distance is accurate with all getting a time and the encouragement to return each time to take the challenge . Participants can alternatively pre-enter by contacting rundonegal@gmail.com.  Everyone is welcome .Many people out there have undertaken to get fitter/healthier in 2012 so this provides the ideal opportunity and indeed for those requiring advice and encouragement. For more information contact rundonegal@gmail.com and a member of the organising team will be in touch .The message is clear – step out the door and take the challenge .The race dates are as follows: Feb 19th – Sunday – with an 11 am start4th March – again a Sunday with an 11am start23 rd march –  a Friday evening7pm start30th March  – again a Friday 7pm start.   FINN VALLEY ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF NEW 5K SERIES was last modified: January 3rd, 2012 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:Finn Valley 5klast_img read more

first_imgTHE organisers of this year’s Donegal Coastal Cancer Challenge have this week reported a growing interest in the event.There will be running, cycling and mountain climbing in the Coastal Cancer Challenge.The Coastal Cancer Challenge will be raising funds for The Good and New Cancer Charity Bus (this bus takes patients to and from various hospitals in the West and North West).It takes place next Saturday week (July 19). Starting in Dunfanaghy town, this race is the ultimate in adventure racing. This course will push participants to the limit, with a mix of running, cycling and mountain climbing. “The race takes you on a stunningly beautiful loop around Muckish Mountain, Ards Forest Park, Marblehill Beach and the surrounding countryside,” Mr Nigel Drain of Motiv8 Fitness, one of the organisers said this week.“The course has been improved from last year. There will be team and individual events and this year there are two course options The Ultimate Challenge and the Sprint Challenge,” he added.Organisers have stressed the adventure can be done by a team of three or individuals.“We’re hoping the sporting public in Donegal will come out and support the event. We need to get around 200 people to the line to make the event feasible,” Mr Drain said. “Following on from the huge success of Gaelforce North, we’re hoping people will come out again and support this event,” he added.For Further information please find us on Facebook or contact Coastal Cancer Challenge, C/O Motiv8 Fitness, Unit 3 Glencar Business & Retail Park, Glencar, Letterkenny. Telephone: +353 (89) 4375050Email info@coastalcancerchallenge.com Website www.coastalcancerchallenge.com ENTRIES FLOOD IN AS CLOCK TICKS DOWN ON COASTAL CANCER CHALLENGE was last modified: July 10th, 2014 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:COASTAL CANCER CHALLENGEdonegallast_img read more