Firemen detained over missing cellphones

first_imgFour firemen are now in the hot seat following reports of two missing cellphones belonging to Traffic Chief Dion Moore.Firefighters attached to the Mahaica Fire Station were summoned to an early morning fire at the home of the Traffic Chief on the East Coast of Demerara.It is reported that the fire was handled efficiently, but Moore realised that his mobile phones could not be found after the ruckus was over. He subsequently lodged a complaint with local authorities suspecting the firemen to have removed his iPhone and another phone.The four men were suspected as it was alleged that they were the only ‘strange’ persons in the home.Fire Chief Marlon Gentle said the “four firemen have been detained and are being questioned because they were in the house”.C Division Commander Marlon Chapman confirmed that four firemen were being questioned and investigations are currently ongoing into the matter.last_img read more

Blizzards bring home 8 medals from BC Senior Games

first_imgPhoto: LtR (red and white jerseys): Gord Harris, Richard Wood and far right (in blue) Bill Lindsay – Blizzard Bike ClubThe Blizzards are bringing home 8 BC Seniors Games from cycling competition in Prince George, this past weekend. Bill Lindsay has three golds, Richard Wood two golds and a silver and Gord íThe Hammerí Harris has a silver and a bronze.- Advertisement – First event was a 14 km time trial. Richard Wood won the gold in the 60-64 age competitive class with a time of 23:44. Bill Lindsay won the 60-64 Novice class at 28:18. Gord ëthe Hammerí Harris was bronze at 23:03 in the 55-59 competitive class, missing the silver by only one second! The fastest TT time of the day was set by Ray Morrison of the Okanagan region with a time of 21:16Advertisement Next up was the tough, hilly road race. Richard Wood and Bill Lindsay both were both gold in the road race event with a 4th place to theí Hammerí. Last event was a 4 km Foothills hill climb featuring a 7.5 percent grade. Bill Lindsay was gold at 20:30, Richard Wood silver at 14:05 and Gord Harris Silver at 11:52. Fastest time of the day was an 11:03. The Blizzard riders to date have collected 51 medals from Seniors Games competition. The Senior Games next will be held in Richmond B.C in 2009. www.ferrisfastcycles.comlast_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY Free health lecture about “Heart Disease: An Update,” 1-2 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Smarter Senior Forum will teach seniors to protect their financial assets, 1:45-2:45 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Admission is free. Call (213) 974-9778. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventSanta Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit for location.last_img read more


first_imgIT’S something which thousands of tourists (and locals) would love to see every year – a chance to get into the grounds of Donegal’s most famous lighthouse.Now it appears at least one person did get inside – and has posted this video online to prove it. The area around the superb building is private property and not open to visitors (unfortunately).Every year numerous tourists make their way there, only to find the gates closed!* Maybe we should start a campaign to open at least part of the area to tourists? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.DDTV: VIDEO FROM INSIDE THE GROUNDS OF FANAD LIGHTHOUSE was last modified: August 19th, 2011 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:fanad lighthouselast_img read more


first_imgRAPHOE LOCAL NOTESWeek ending Friday 3rd August 2012 WELL DONE CHLOE!The Family Resource Centre would like to congratulate Chloe Magee on her tremendous achievements in the Badminton Women’s Singles Competition in the London 2012 Olympic Games.Following on from her marvellous first game win, a game lasting only 28 minutes, against Hadia Hosny of Egypt Chloe faced stiff opposition against French opponent Pi Hongyan, a former world number 2 and a quarter finalist in the 2008 games held in Beijing in China. A Letterkenny businessman was visiting the Family Resource Centre on the day Chloe was playing against Pi and remarked that the people of Raphoe must be really proud that a young woman from the town, a small town, was competing in the Olympic Games. That really put it in perspective and maximizes Chloe’s achievement in qualifying for not one but for two successive Olympic Games. Indeed Chloe holds the honour of being the first ever Irish woman to win a badminton match at an Olympics.Chloe, you have done Raphoe proud, Donegal proud and Ireland proud. Congratulations and well done!GET WELL WISHESThe Family Resource Centre would like to extend get well wishes to our Youth Worker, Robert Porter following his recent illness and we look forward to Robert being back with us again in the not too distant future. Take it easy and get well soon Robert -we miss ya!ASIST REFRESHERThe Family Resource Centre will be hosting a 3 hour refresher workshop for those who previously participated in Asist training within the past 18 –24 months.The workshop will be held on Thursday 4th October from 7–10pm. Tea/coffee available. To book a place please contact 074 9145796 HEALTHY WALKS Following the success of our walking group on Thursday mornings, thanks to Joe Porter we are also starting walks on Thursday nights, meeting here in the Centre at 7.15pm. If anyone is interested in coming along, please do. Walks take place at 9.30am and at 7.15pm.ARE YOU A PARENT OR GUARDIAN OF A CHILD WITH DELAYED COMMUNICATION OR LEARNING SKILLS?Raphoe Family Resource Centre are providing the opportunity for local parents or guardians of pre-school children to spend a Thursday morning from 10.30am -12 noon participating in fun activities, working on social skills, and establishing and maintaining friendships. Siblings welcome.If you would like further information please contact Melanie on 074 9145796 SUMMER PROJECTThe 2 week fun packed summer project hosted jointly by the Family Resource Centre and Springboard came to an end on Friday 27th July. Nearly 200 young people from pre-school age to 17 years of age participated in activities during the 2 weeks. Activities included magic shows, teddy bear’s picnic, and visits toBarron Top and Lurgybrack Farms, sports day, arts & crafts, cinema days, trips to Bananas in Derry, It’s a Knockout!, nature walk in Gortin Glen, swimming, hockey and nightlining.Well done to the hard working staff members of the Family Resource Centre and Springboard for organizing and facilitating such a comprehensive programme of activities. Once again, without the support of dedicated volunteers the summer project would not have been the success it was and thanks go to Melissa Laird, Diane Hetherington, Laura Mc Brearty, Emer Martin, Naomi Crawford, and Edel Gibson for giving so much of their time. Sincere thanks also to, Raphoe Hockey Club, St. Eunan’s Terrace, Resident’s Association, Donegal Co. Council, Deele College and Gerard Crawford, and Austin and Bernie Kilpatrick for their support and generosity.Every year since the Family Resource Centre and Springboard have hosted the summer project funding has been secured from Mr Ronnie Halliday, School Completion Programme Co-ordinator and we would like to take this opportunity to thank Ronnie for his continuing and consistent support for the past 10 years. We know that there are many demands on the budget Ronnie administers, and increasingly so now in the current climate, but he never fails to allocate a generous amount to Raphoe and we are indebted to him for that.Thanks to all the young people who take part in the summer project-they are excellent ambassadors for their community when they are away on the various trips. We hope to see most of them again when the afterschool programme and youth café recommence in September.BOXING CLUBThe Raphoe Boxing club will re-open after the summer break on Wednesday 8th August and training sessions will take place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights from 6pm- 8pm and all new and former members are very welcome to attend.The Raphoe club built a new extension during the summer break that consists of new dressing rooms with toilets and showers and very special thanks goes to contractor Mike Kelly (Shercloon Developments), to local architect and planner Paul Quinn, Tullyvinney and to the business people and general public for their continued financial support at all fundraising events as your support is greatly appreciated.RUNNING GROUPThe new running group is continuing in Raphoe every Monday, meeting at the Royal and Prior school car park at 7 pm. This group is suitable for beginners and intermediate runners. Fee: €3 per person per session. For more information contact Gerard mc Granaghan at 0862117980.RE-CYCLING OF CANS AND GLASS IN RAPHOEDonegal County Council wish to inform members of the public that the glass and can recycling facilities in Raphoe have been relocated to Raphoe Hardware, Lifford Road, Raphoe Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 8.30am – 5.30pm.The Bring banks are now located in the Raphoe Hardware car park near to the entrance of the shop. Thank You.SELF MANAGEMENT COURSEHSE are providing a self management course for people with long term conditions and Carers of people with long term conditions that promote self care. Self care means looking after yourself and your general health so that you can manage your life and not just your condition. The course is free of charge and is run over six weekly sessions, each lasting 2 ½ hours. Courses are being provided across the county. If you would like some more information on this course or would like to book a place on a course, you can contact the HSE Consumer Services Department on 9189016 or email All enquiries are welcome.RAPHOE FRIDAY SENIORS CLUB:Raphoe Friday Seniors Club meets every Friday in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am until 1pm. Come along and enjoy the tea and craic. New members welcome. For further information please call the Volt House on 9173966 or just call in any Friday. You will be very welcome.Community News or Items of Interest for the “Raphoe People” may be emailed to Harriet at or to Lisa at Thank You.Please note that all notes should be placed in the box provided in Raphoe Post Office by a Thursday before 4.00 p.m. or alternatively can be dropped into Raphoe Family Resource Centre or e-mailed to every Thursday to meet the print deadline.LOCAL NEWS: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: August 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:Raphoe Community noteslast_img read more

Bruins undefeated and untested

first_img It had to do wonders for their confidence, though handling the likes of Rice and San Diego State does not exactly announce the arrival of a new college super power. It at least signals that UCLA is not going to be awful, and that’s something. They beat two teams they were supposed to beat, exactly as they were expected to beat them. “We were supposed to beat them, and that’s what we did,” said linebacker Spencer Havner. “We feel good about it.” The Bruins’ first genuine test now comes next Saturday when the Oklahoma Sooners – making sure their bus doesn’t detour to the Coliseum – arrive to find out how UCLA measures up against the big boys. The Sooners are 1-1, having lost their opener to TCU and not exactly looking overly impressive in Saturday’s 31-15 victory over Tulsa. Still, this is major college program. The Sooners at least tried to play for the national championship in the Orange Bowl against USC last season and are ranked 18th in the country. This provides a serious measuring stick to see if Dorrell’s team truly is ready to make that next step he keeps talking about. “We were looking forward to next week anyway,” said quarterback Drew Olson. “That’s why we came here.” Should the Bruins surprise the Sooners, next they have Washington and Cal at home and can really start dreaming. Right now the puny early competition has made it difficult to gauge just how good these Bruins are. What we do know is, they are 2-0 and have obliterated two consecutive teams for the first time under Dorrell. It is also appearing their offense may have the skill players to at least rival you-know-who across town. Olson not only looks fully recovered from his knee surgery, he looks better than ever. His arm is stronger and he has more zip on his passes. An experienced, senior quarterback is highly valuable in the college game. He may have had to hold off Ben Olson in camp, but is probably better off for having done it. He appears very comfortable and in control of the UCLA offense. Seldom under pressure, Drew Olson completed 18 of 25 passes for 296 yards and three touchdowns against Rice, then took the fourth quarter off. Maurice Drew has already announced himself as one of the most explosive running backs in the country. Some amusement park thrill rides can’t accelerate like Drew. And Chris Markey looks like a formidable backup. The receivers that were such a concern in the opener against San Diego State showed up in such force, the Bruins could afford to ignore double-covered tight end Marcedes Lewis. The Bruins are going to put up points, the question still out being the quality of the defense. Stay tuned, those answers should start arriving next week. “We have to take it to the next level,” said linebacker Justin London. For now, the Bruins can take comfort in being 2-0. And knowing they can roll up the points on the defensively challenged. — Steve Dilbeck’s column appears in the Daily News four times a week. He can be reached at 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! This is nothing to be discarded out of hand, what with the Bruins not always having been able to cream the teams they should in their little Karl Dorrell era. Yep, it appears clear by now that if you bring some lower-rung team in against the Bruins, they are going to be in for one extremely long night. PASADENA – Two games down in the 2005 season, and what have we learned about this edition of the UCLA Bruins? They can beat the snot out of lousy teams. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 As a example, you have only to check in with the Rice Owls, or at least their remains. Rice came to the Rose Bowl Saturday night for their season opener and almost immediately saw their season flash before them, or at least several Bruins who appeared all blur. Apparently these Owls are not nocturnal. They are not real good, either, or at least of UCLA’s caliber. The Bruins led this one 49-14 – at the half. Picked up long gainers like dandelions on the Rose Bowl floor. Eased in with a 63-21 victory. Did it with this guy, and that one. With running backs and quarterbacks and receivers, and for a late change of pace, their all-everything tight end. last_img read more

Half-time: Man Utd 0 Fulham 1

first_imgSteve Sidwell’s 19th-minute goal gave underdogs Fulham a shock lead against the champions.The Whites got men behind the ball and defended well before and after scoring with their first attack of the match.Lewis Holtby chipped the ball forward and Sidwell sneaked in unmarked to fire home from 10 yards.Robin van Persie then missed a great chance to equalise for Manchester United when he blazed over after being found by Rafael’s right-wing cross.And as the visitors continued to absorb pressure, Maarten Stekelenburg produced fine saves to keep out Ashley Young’s header and Michael Carrick’s driven shot.But Fulham remained a threat on the break and ex-United man Kieran Richardson squandered a golden opportunity to make it 2-0 by shooting wastefully over following good work by Muamer Tankovic.Former United coach Rene Meulensteen selected a surprising line-up on his return to Old Trafford.The Fulham boss, whose side are bottom of the Premier League, opted for Tankovic. 18, as a lone striker, with Holtby supporting the Swedish youngster from midfield.Record signing Kostas Mitroglou was not in the matchday squad but deadline day arrival Johnny Heitinga is making his debut and Ryan Tunnicliffe, recently signed from United, was also given a starting place.Sidwell is captaining the side, with Scott Parker and Brede Hangeland both among Meulensteen’s substitutes.Manchester United: De Gea, Rafael, Smalling, Vidic, Evra; Mata, Carrick, Fletcher, Young; Rooney, van Persie.Subs: Lindegaard, Ferdinand, Giggs, Valencia, Kagawa, Januzaj, Hernandez.Fulham: Stekelenburg; Riether, Burn, Heitinga, Riise; Tunnicliffe, Sidwell, Kvist, Richardson; Holtby, Tankovic.Subs: Stockdale, Hangeland, Kacaniklic, Duff, Cole, Parker, Bent.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

QZ8501: Cockpit Voice Recorder now located.

first_imgIndonesian officials have confirmed that both black boxes from flight Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 have been positively located.The Flight Data Recorder was recovered this morning and is being transported to Jakarta, while the Cockpit Voice Recorder should be recovered this afternoon (January 12th).Searchers also say they have located the main body of the aircraft but this is not confirmed as yet.Flight QZ8501 disappeared two weeks ago with 162 passengers and crew aboard.Recovery teams hoisted the aircraft’s tail and some fuselage panels aboard a sea going tug on Saturday.The two black boxes will give the cockpit conversation for the entire flight as well as at least 88 aircraft flight, engine, systems and senor parameters.Flight QZ8501 vanished on December 28 on a flight from Surabaya to Singapore.The crew asked air traffic control for permission to climb and deviate left of the flight path to avoid thunderstorm but before permission was granted contact was lost with the aircraft.So far 48 bodies have been recovered with bad weather playing havoc with search efforts.last_img read more

Ohio Beef Expo posts new records

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Beef industry enthusiasts gathered in Columbus, Ohio, March 18-20, for the 2016 Ohio Beef Expo. The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) hosted more than 30,000 participants and attendees at the Ohio Expo Center. The Expo provides an annual opportunity for those in the cattle industry in Ohio, and across the nation, to learn and enhance their operations through a tradeshow, cattle sales and educational events.The Expo kicked off with a trade show featuring 140 vendors from 15 states and a nutrition seminar sponsored by Purina Animal Nutrition and Zoetis. This year’s trade show broke the event’s record in number of exhibitors. Armstrong Ag was selected as the premier large booth exhibitor; and K Buildings was selected as the premier small booth exhibitor.Four breed shows and one breed parade were featured Friday, as well as numerous breed displays representing the Angus, Charolais, Gelbvieh, Hereford, Maine-Anjou, Miniature Hereford, Murray Grey, Simmental and Shorthorn breeds. The Genetic Pathway, located in the breed’s barn, had the industry’s most popular sires and donor prospects on display throughout the weekend.Five breed sales brought in large crowds on Saturday, March 19, selling 297 lots with an average price of $3,200 and a gross of $950,675.Three recipients were honored with the Friend of the Expo Award for their contribution to the Expo’s annual success. Lou Ellen Harr; M.H. Eby and Bill Sexten were all honored.  Harr, Jeromesville, has been actively involved in the Expo since 1989, including bringing cattle to the Hereford sale. M.H. Eby, West Jefferson, is a family owned business specializing in grain and livestock trailer who has attended many Expos as an exhibitor in the trade show and a sponsor of various events. Bill Sexten, Washington Court House, has held many roles with OCA and the Ohio Beef Expo. These include OCA President, chairman of the Ohio Beef Council, Regional Vice President of NCBA, junior show committee member and Vice Chair of the Expo.For junior exhibitors, Friday afternoon began with two fitting and clipping demonstrations and a welcome party. Events continued Saturday with 318 youth participating in the judging contest and 450 exhibitors in the showmanship competition, sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America. The stands were full in Enviroscapes Arena for the Beef Quality Assurance training. The junior portion wrapped up Sunday with the market animal show and heifer show with a combined total of 829 head from across the state.During the event, OCA volunteers signed up and renewed more than 250 memberships including NCBA memberships. Any current or new OCA member had the opportunity to win some great prizes. Chris Diehl, Rootstown, Ohio, won a VetGun dontated by AgriLabs. J&J Steakbarn, owned by Jim and Jackie Murray, gave away a $100 gift card won by Bryan Tussing. Members joining at the Ohio Beef Expo also received discounted offerings on Heritage Cooperative’s Cattlemen’s Edge Program.The OCA County Affiliate of Williams County Beef Producers won the County Affiliate Recruitment Contest drawing and received their choice of a grill, set of Tru-Test Scales or an equal amount toward National Cattlemen’s Beef Association convention registration, sponsored by the Ohio Corn Marketing Program.A social was hosted for OCA members, volunteers, trade show participants and cattle exhibitors on Thursday, March 17, at the Crowne Plaza North. Sponsoring the event was LONGRANGE by Merial.Major sponsors for the Expo include: Enviroscapes, Farm Credit Mid-America and Merial. A complete list of sponsors can be found at dates for the 2017 Ohio Beef Expo are March 17-19. Visit for more information as well as complete coverage of the 2016 event.last_img read more

Passive House Symposium Scheduled for June 8

first_imgThe 2nd Annual Passive House Symposium will take place on June 8, 2013 at The Bernard & Anne Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York.The NY13 Symposium will include presentations by Dr. Berthold Kaufmann of the Passivhaus Institut and Richard Leigh of the Urban Green Council as well as others.The 18 vendors on hand will show high-performance products and services. Organizers say the day-long event is aimed at anyone with an interest in Passivhaus design, “both the uninitiated and initiated alike.”The cost of the program is $150 ($175) at the door, which includes lunch and morning and afternoon snacks. The address is 160 Convent Ave., New York, NY.last_img read more