Guyhoc Park cyclist dies in early morning accident

first_imgStephon Beckles, 28, of Guyhoc Park in Georgetown is now dead following an accident at around 00:30hr on Monday.According to information Beckles and pillion rider, Kevin Andy of Perry Street, Tucville was going at a fast rate on Vlissengen Road when they crashed into motorcar PTT 2510. The car was proceeding north along the western lane of Vlissengen Road while the motorbike was proceeding south along the eastern lane.More details in the Tuesday, July 07, 2019 edition of the Guyana Times.last_img read more

No greater gator than Reggie

first_imgAs the reptile relaxes in quarantine, Recchio and the other keepers will determine whether they can accommodate him. “With Reggie’s fame, I’d bet they’ll try to keep him,” said Jay Young, a wrestler and proprietor of Colorado Gators, an alligator rescue facility in Mosca, Colo., who briefly engaged in an earlier hunt. “They’d be silly not to – he’s the most famous alligator in the world, so they’ll probably try to find a way to set him up there. But if not, hey, we’d be happy to take him.” With Ruby the Elephant recently retired to a sanctuary in Northern California, the zoo could use another marquee name to attract interest. The only trouble is, that interest doesn’t necessarily mean more people come and buy tickets. At the San Diego Zoo, letters still come trickling in for Hua Mei, the rock star panda baby born in 1999 – and she moved to China in 2004. The black-and-white fuzzball won San Diego Person of the Year in a contest several years ago, but Public Relations Manager Christina Simmons said attendance didn’t increase as expected. “When they have a name, a history, a story, if they’ve been characterized with people attributes, it raises them to celebrity status,” she said. “Animals like that really have a following, but that doesn’t mean (the fans) come to the zoo.” While Reggie’s future remains murky, his turn in the spotlight has won him at least one high-profile supporter. Legendary television host Bob Barker, a noted animal lover who’s retiring from “The Price Is Right” next month, praised Reggie and declared him to be “quite a guy.” “I think the world of him,” Barker said. “Too bad we couldn’t have had him on the show, but I suppose he might have wanted to take a bite out of one of Barker’s Beauties.” brent.hopkins@dailynews.com (818) 713-3738160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Senior animal keeper Ian Recchio of the zoo’s reptile department recalled the dramatic Thursday scene where he and a crew of park workers pounced upon the struggling, hissing crocodilian. “I was thinking, `This is Reggie. We’ve got to get him. We can’t let this opportunity pass us by,”‘ Recchio recounted. “It’s like shooting a free throw to win the championship.” Recchio sank that proverbial free throw, a team transported the subdued submariner to the zoo and Reggie made the evening news and the headlines. On Friday, there was no greater gator. “Reg-gie, Reg-gie, Reg-gie!” chanted Michael Levine, an author and expert on all things Hollywood. “We’re living in wacky times, so that helps create diversions like this. … Reggie the Alligator, Paris Hilton’s Chihuahua, things like that create a wonderful antidote to a national panic disorder.” Famous and popular as he is, Reggie faces a problem with his new digs – eight roommates who aren’t up for another lodger in their home. Recchio determined that the zoo’s present complement of alligators – six Americans and two of the Chinese variety – would be unsuitable to bunk with the new kid. GRIFFITH PARK – Forget Paris. Lindsay Who? The hottest smile in town belongs to an elusive celebrity who loves the water and has a taste for chicken. A day after he was nabbed Thursday while sunbathing near Machado Lake, Reggie the Alligator found himself the talk of the town. The reptile recluse, 6-feet-6-inches, 140 pounds and blessed with an immense array of gleaming pearly whites, captivated the nation with his two years of exploits cruising the Harbor City lake. After he was carted in, shackled with duct tape and blindfolded, the scaly celeb was romping behind closed doors Friday at the Los Angeles Zoo’s quarantine area. He’ll live the lush life there, dining on chicken and fish between dips in the pool, for at least another 30 days as keepers figure out what to do with their prized catch. last_img

Sofapaka to play hard ball on Avire transfer

first_img“We are just waiting for them to request for a release letter and an ITC (International Transfer Certificate). He is our player, under contract and there is no way he can leave for free, behind our backs. What he and the club have done is very wrong,” an infuriated Kalekwa said.He added; “We had clubs which had asked for his services and valued him very high and now, for us to hand him a release, the club has to meet our valuation or else there is no deal.”Capital Sports understands that a club in Egypt was ready to offer Sh15mn for his services while there was a second one which had tabled a Sh10mn bid.A second tier club in France was also said to be interested in his services having watched him play for Harambee Stars in their friendly against Madagascar in Paris in June.Umaru Kassumba wheels away in celebration joined by John Avire after scoring an injury time equalizer against Vihiga United. PHOTO/SofapakaAvire reportedly travelled to Egypt behind the club’s back and engineered a move to the side, one that was allegedly aided by immediate former Football Kenya Federation CEO Robert Muthomi, who had to step down in the middle of the storm.With the new development, it will either force the club to bend to Sofapaka’s valuation or lose out on the player.However, according to sources, Avire is banking on the fact that he went unpaid at Sofapaka for more than two months and according to FIFA rules, that alone gives him the right to agitate for a move out of the club.With both sides sticking to their guns, the case looks likely to end up in FIFA ‘s player disputes tribunal if no consensus is reached before the transfer window closes in the next three weeks.Meanwhile, Sofapaka have confirmed the departure of several key players including the Burundian duo of Justin Ndikumana and Mousa Omar who were vital in their campaign last season. Also leaving is midfielder Dennis Odhiambo.Sofapaka strker Umaru Kasumba celebrates one of his two goals against Mathare United with teammate Dennis Odhiambo during a Kenyan Premier League fixture at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAll are leaving on mutual agreement.Stephgen Waruru already left to join KCB while Piston Mutamba and Mike Oduor joined Wazito with Cliff Kasuti heading down the Coast to Bandari.Top scorer Umaru Kasumba left for Zesco United after his contract ended.While the club has admitted the departure of the key players will affect the team, Kalekwa says plans are in place to ensure they bring equally quality signings with a Portuguese coach set to arrive later this week.“We have already started engaging with some players and we have progress. We have to build a strong team for the new season because we want to compete for trophies. We will have a foreign coach jetting in this week,” Kalekwa told the club’s official website.0Shares0000(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks defender Nixon Omondi makes a brilliant tackle to deny Sofapaka’s John Avire a chance to progress during their Kenyan Premier League match at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 18, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 7 – Kenyan Premier League side Sofapaka say they will not let striker John Avire leave for less than what they value him for after it emerged that newly promoted Egyptian side Tanta FC had officially signed him.The forward, according to Sofapaka president Elly Kalekwa has a running contract with the club having just joined last December from Mount Kenya United.last_img read more

Forbes announces Top 200 small companies in America

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Forbes has named the beverage company Hansen Natural the No. 1 small company in America. These days, Hansen’s coffee and energy drinks are beating expectations with fast-growing sales of Java Monster and Monster Energy beverages. Hansen is based in Corona, Calif. Forbes ranks companies according to return on equity, as well as sustained sales and net profit growth over 12-month and five-year periods. To be included, a company’s sales must fall between $5 million and $750 million, with a share price above $5. Here is where local companies ranked: 8. j2 Global Communications, Hollywood – Provides communications services to businesses and individuals. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.37. Diodes, Westlake Village – Manufactures and distributes semiconductors. 58. K-Swiss, Westlake Village – Designs and markets athletic footwear and apparel. 130. Cherokee, Van Nuys – Markets apparel and footwear brands.last_img read more

SIX HOMES RE-POSSESSED BY BANKS IN DONEGAL SO FAR THIS YEAR

first_imgSIX families have lost their homes in Donegal so far this year, a survey has revealed.The repossession orders were granted in court cases in the county. Since February 2010, lenders have been prevented from taking legal action against borrowers who fall behind with the mortgage on their primary residence until 12 months after the first default.At the High Court, according to a recent study, it can take 3½ years from first default to eviction from a residential property.A total of 210 homes were ordered to be repossessed throughout the State since the start of the year.SIX HOMES RE-POSSESSED BY BANKS IN DONEGAL SO FAR THIS YEAR was last modified: May 14th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

DONEGAL JUVENILE CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS – EVEN AGES

first_imgAt the bottom of this story you can click to see all the results from the weekend’s Even Ages Cross Country Championships held in Stranorlar.With all clubs from the county in attendance and nearly 300 juvenile athletes competing, a big thank you to everyone who came out yesterday. Thanks also to the Finn Valley club for hosting these Championships.Next week, the Uneven Ages and Novice Championships will be held in Burt, hosted by the Inishowen AC club.  The initiative shown by the Inishowen club to provide another venue for cross country running in the county is very welcome.  By bringing Donegal athletics into the heart of their community, it helps to promote athletics further in this part of the county which in turn should provide a boost to the local club.  We hope all clubs turn out in big numbers again next week to support these Championships. For your information, the course is beside the Burt GAA club with toilets, changing, etc provided at the GAA club.  This is located along the main Letterkenny-Derry Road (on the left hand side coming into Burt).  There will be signposting.To see all the results simply click here:Donegal Juvenile Cross Country Championships Even Ages 2011DONEGAL JUVENILE CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS – EVEN AGES was last modified: October 3rd, 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:DONEGAL JUVENILE CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS – EVEN AGESlast_img read more

ATHLETICS – ROSSES AC NOTES

first_imgGood attendance needed at training this week from all athletes that are competing in the Ulster Childrens Games. Timetable of events are on Facebook page and arrangements for bus will be posted there also.There was a great turnout for the Annagry 5k which is part of the Donegal Grand Prix. Thanks to all who supported. Great to see all the walkers and kids, etc. Thanks to Sharkeys Bar, Gallaaghers Foodstores Gaoth Dobhair, Stephen Rodgers on Computer and all the help with registrations, time keeping, finishers, photos, stewards, etc. Great evening had by everybody !!! Noel Diver led the men home closely followed by Eamonn O’Donnell and Edward Harkin third. Finnoula Diver made it a family double by taking the women’s race with Noreen McGee second and Deirdre Diver third. Ita Gallagher led home the masters women with Kevin McGee leading the masters men home. It was a great site also to see all the Rosses vests in action.Fit4Life group in Carrickfinn on Monday and Wednesday at the earlier time of 6pm. Walkers and new members welcome. Coaches: Elise Gillespie and Sinead Diver.  ATHLETICS – ROSSES AC NOTES was last modified: May 28th, 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:Rosses AC noteslast_img read more

DONEGAL GYMNASTICS CLUB PERFROM SUPERBLY AT EVENT IN GALWAY

first_imgFinesse Gymnastics Display Club are on their way home from a Gymnastics Ireland event in Salthill, Galway.The GymSTART Challenge is a new event run by Gymnastics Ireland & it gives gymnasts an opportunity to execute gymnastics floor skills appropriate to their ability levels. The 19 participating gymnasts from the club’s Senior Display Team & Junior Squad are bringing home 11 Golds, 1 Silver & 7 GymSTART Challenge level medals.Each gymnast had to perform a routine encompassing seven out of ten perfect elements in order to be awarded a medal, and all 19 of Finesse’s participating gymnasts certainly did themselves, their parents and their club  and county really proud this evening.Over 150 gymnasts from all over the west of Ireland, including Renmore Gymnastics Club & Galway West Gymnastics Club participated today & Finesse were the only club to bring home as many gold medals, considering our small group.Several weeks of intensive training & hard work showed what the girls can achieve and it’s smiles all-round. Finesse Gymnastics Display Club have once again lived up to their name and wowed the judges with “finesse” on the mat. The club now wish their Development Class every success in next weekends “in-house” competition where we hope to aim beyond the stars once again!Congratulations and Well Done to those participating gymnasts today. These include: Ellie King, Rachel Canning, Molly Gallagher, Orla Lonergan, Ailbhe Gallagher, Orla Mc Carron, Cara Nulty, Adele King, Maria Soffe, Calista Doherty, Mia Mc Garrigle, Seda Gereck, Nicola Canning, Sequoya Mc Gettigan, Julia Migut, Ciara Mc Devitt, Ola Rzymska, Ella Martin & Gráinne Mc Cann.COACHES: Meganne Herron (Head Coach), Linda Bennett & Connell Herron.DONEGAL GYMNASTICS CLUB PERFROM SUPERBLY AT EVENT IN GALWAY was last modified: December 7th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalFinesseSport Gymnasticslast_img read more

CANADIAN AMBASSADOR TO LEAD SS LAURENTIC COMMEMORATION

first_imgTHE CANADIAN ambassador to Ireland Loyola Hearn will be back in Co Donegal later this week as Buncrana hosts a commemoration for the 350 men who died aboard the SS Laurentic in Lough Swilly in 1917.This will be the 5th Laurentic Conference and Wreath Laying ceremony, starting on Wednesday and continuing until Friday.The events have helped to foster closer relationships between Donegal and Canada in recent years. The Laurentic sank within 20 minutes of hitting German mines in the Swilly on January 25, 1917. It was bound for Canada and was laden with gold to pay for goods to keep the war against Germany going. Records showed 354 people died – with 121 survivors.Many of the dead were buried in Cockhill and Fahan.All the events will be in and around Buncrana from Wednesday, with Mr Hearn leading the wreath-laying ceremony.The organisers of the Laurentic conference and events have invited family members, relatives and government representatives of the countries affected by this disaster including Ireland, UK, USA, Canada, South Africa and Hong Kong along with a cross-border Trans-Atlantic Economic Development Conference. The conference is on Thursday at the Inishowen Gateway Hotel – with the wreath-laying ceremonies in Fahan and Cockhill on Friday.Around two dozen gold bars lost when the ship sank have never been recovered. CANADIAN AMBASSADOR TO LEAD SS LAURENTIC COMMEMORATION was last modified: May 5th, 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:CANADIAN AMBASSADOR TO LEAD SS LAURENTIC COMMEMORATIONlast_img read more

LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL MANAGER APOLOGISES FOR EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT CHAOS

first_imgMr Murphy, rightTHE Manager of Letterkenny General Hospital has today apologised for further delays in the Emergency Department today.“Letterkenny General Hospital remains very busy today,” said Sean Murphy.“A lot of emergency admissions over the past few days and high bed occupancy levels are still causing delays in moving patients from the Emergency Department to the wards. “LGH would ask the public for their understanding for any delays that may occur while it responds to the current workload and to avoid attending the Emergency Department today if at all possible. Patients are asked to contact their GP or GP Out of Hours services in the first instance.“The hospital is taking all steps to deal with the situation,” he added.Yesterday staff contacted Donegal Daily to say there weren’t enough staff to cope .  LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL MANAGER APOLOGISES FOR EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT CHAOS was last modified: May 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:crisisemergency departmentLetterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more