Man charged for attempting to smuggle gold

first_imgA man appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Chief Magistrate Ann Mclenan to answer to the charge of being in possession of excess gold without an exporting License at the Eugene F Correia International Airport.Paul PersaudIt is alleged that Paul Persaud on February 5, 2016 at the Eugene F Correia International Airport was in possession of gold in excess of 15.5888 ounces of gold without being the holder of an export license. The court was told that the man had the gold in the form of jewelry.Persaud plead not guilty to the charge and was placed on a $100,000 bail.He will return to court on August 2.last_img

‘Liberia’s Dark Days Are Over’

first_imgWith Ebola rapidly losing ground in the country, the man in the forefront of the fight against the deadly virus, Tolbert Nyenswah, says Liberia has passed the ‘dark days’ when the EVD brought the country to its knees. Confirming the tremendous progress made to eradicate the virus from Liberia, Mr. Nyenswah, Assistant Health Minister for Preventive Services, said Liberia is now equipped with substantial technical and logistical support and stands prepared to defeat the Ebola virus. Minister Nyenswah sounded what he perhaps hopes to be the final battle cry at the recent launch of the “Ebola Must Go!! Ebola is Everybody’s Business” campaign held at the Christ Kingdom Harvest Church in the New Georgia community. The campaign was kicked off by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.“In September, we didn’t have the number of bed space; now, we’re fast approaching about 2,000 beds in the country. At the time we didn’t have testing laboratories to confirm Ebola cases; today, we have about nine laboratories”“Many health workers fell prey to the disease but today, we’ve trained over 9,000 health workers that can do proper infection prevention and control,” he said.Minister Nyenswah, praised the efforts of both local and international responders to the fight against the Ebola Virus Disease.  Their assistance and support have yielded incredible results, he declared.   He recalled all the mechanisms that the Liberian government and partners have provided as a vehicle to help communities, pointing out that “What can stop Ebola is community engagement and partnership.” Mr. Nyenswah said that they (government officials and international partners) were in the New Georgia community to commend and encourage the good example exhibited by the community members. Since September the community has not reported any new case because of its resilience and persistent adherence to prevention measures.“You’ve already won the war as a community; but for you to reach the finishing line it’s everybody’s business,” he said, as he urged and pleaded with communities to adhere to the advice of health authorities and healthcare workers to prevent the spread of the virus.Christ Kingdom Harvest Church in the New Georgia community was selected for the launch for its role in helping the community fight the deadly Ebola virus.  The community lost a total of 12 persons, including five who were victims.The church subsequently organized community volunteers and went from house-to-house whenever there was a suspected case to find some means to help victims. To date there are eight persons in the community who survived the EVD, including six children who lost their parents. The church has been able to care for the children. In her remarks, President Sirleaf praised the efforts of the New Georgia community and termed their fight against Ebola a success story, the result of an effective combination of community and church leaders working with health officials to stop Ebola.“We want to commend you. We want to congratulate you and we’re here to honor you,” President Sirleaf said.The campaign is a nationwide effort between the Government of Liberia, partners and particularly the people of Liberia to achieve the national goal of ‘No New Cases’ by the end of the year, President Sirleaf declared.She indicated that Liberia has made great progress in stopping Ebola but noted that the disease is still in the country. “We all have to intensify our efforts to travel that very difficult last mile,” she stressed.She ended her appeal with this quotation: “To go from 100 to 90 is hard but to go from 10 to 0 is even harder.”Everybody knows that, “Ebola Is Real and we’ve now passed that stage, said President Sirleaf.  Now we must highlight that “Ebola Must Go,” she said, adding, “This is why I am joining this community that has been such a strong group in fighting Ebola. We are launching it in a place where they have made a difference.”President Sirleaf pledged US$5,000 to the church during the launch; while the United Nations Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) pledged US$10,000 to the campaign and another US$1,000 to the community.The United Nations Secretary General’s Special Representative on UNMEER, Anthony Banbury described the efforts of the community in helping to fight Ebola as “inspirational.”“It is really inspirational to feel the sense of community effort that exists here in New Georgia. It is also inspirational to see the results of the community to fight Ebola and chase it out of the community – to look after survivors, to care for the sick, to be such a role model for other communities – I am really inspired by it,” he declared.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Righting Shipp no easy task

first_imgTUCSON, Ariz. – Sophomore wing Josh Shipp grabbed the ball on the left side, rapidly tried to set his feet and launched a 3-point attempt. Clank. “I feel comfortable,” Shipp said. “They’re all right there. A lot of in and outs. I just have to go in the gym and work on that.” Shipp is shooting a horrid 15.8 percent (6 for 38) from 3-point range in Pac-10 play and has made only two of his past 19 shots from beyond the arc. Since sitting out Jan. 13 at USC with a hamstring injury, he is 3 for 24 (12.5 percent) on 3-point attempts and has not reached his season scoring average in any of the nine games, dropping his average from 14.7 to 12.8 points. “Josh is paramount to our success,” Howland said. “Having him out there has been key to our success all year long. Even though he may not be shooting as well as he’d like right now, we’re not winning if he’s not playing.” Afflalo had five first-half points at West Virginia but finished with 27. He scored 15 points in the first half against Arizona State but was scoreless for the first 15 minutes of the second half. Such swings have been part of Afflalo’s season, and Howland said the junior guard’s minutes may be a factor. UCLA’s perimeter-oriented offense flows much better when three players are scoring consistently. Guards Arron Afflalo and Darren Collison are doing their part, but Shipp has gone from having a few subpar performances to being in a colossal shooting slump. Heading into today’s contest between No. 5 UCLA and No. 19 Arizona at the McKale Center, Shipp said his confidence remains high despite his low shooting percentage. center_img In addition to carrying a scoring burden, Afflalo is UCLA’s best defender and often draws the opposition’s top scorer like he will today against Arizona’s Marcus Williams. Afflalo is averaging a team-high 32.4 minutes. “It’s a lot of minutes for anybody, especially somebody who plays so hard on the defensive end of the floor,” Howland said. Power forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute (eye), point guard Darren Collison (shoulder) and center Lorenzo Mata (hip) all came out of the ASU game fine and should play today. Within moments of entering a game, UCLA backup center Alfred Aboya is an odds-on favorite to commit a foul. The 6-foot-8 Aboya has been productive when on the floor lately, averaging 7.3 points and seven rebounds in the past three games. However, staying on the floor is an issue. He is averaging a foul every 6.4 minutes, which is why he is playing only 16.5 minutes per game. (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Montoya: Success all about confidence

first_imgJuan Pablo Montoya is known for making memorable first impressions. In his first Indianapolis 500 start, he won the race. In his first season in CART, he won the championship. In his first season in Formula One, he won the Italian Grand Prix at Monza. He will be making his first appearance at California Speedway in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series this weekend as driver of the No.42 Dodge for Ganassi, who was also his team owner when Montoya was in CART. Montoya recently talked about making the transition from Formula One to NASCAR, seeing more drivers make the switch from open-wheel to stock car racing, what made him interested in NASCAR and which race would be harder to win: the Daytona 500 or the Indianapolis 500. QUESTION: Going from Formula One to NASCAR, how does this rank with anything else you’ve done? ANSWER: Probably open wheel is harder because everything happens faster, the level of grip is different. It’s completely different cars. Here it’s hard. It’s a hard race car. It’s all about confidence. I think the oval is all about the feedback you get out of the car. For me, being so new to this, a mile-and-a-half track are the hardest there are. You go in, you get out of the gas, get back on it, the car twitches. I’m out of the gas straightaway. I’m not taking any risks. At the same time you want to run fast. As soon as you get a little bit comfortable, you start attacking and attacking and attacking. You start getting a little bit faster. Q: Do you see yourself leading the way for other open-wheel drivers, like Helio Castroneves and Sam Hornish Jr., especially if you have some success? A: I hope I have some success. I’m committed for this for the long-term. Is it going to happen this year? I don’t know. Probably on the road course I can do a good job, get some results. I think the smaller ovals (will) be good. I think Homestead was pretty decent for being my first race. One day the car works good. You look like a hero. Next day the car handles bad and the transition is hard. Q: When did you first have an interest in NASCAR? Is it something you thought about long before you made the deal? A: Being realistic, NASCAR is the biggest motorsport in the states. Open-wheel, yes, I’ve been there, done that kind of thing. I thought it would be a great challenge for myself, come and do stock cars. I’ll be honest with you, when I drove Jeff (Gordon’s) car I was really comfortable in it. That’s one of the reasons, when I was talking to Chip about it, it really motivated me to do the deal. I got in it. Within three laps in a road course, I was up to speed. I thought, this feels good. To get that feeling in something completely different, it’s hard. You don’t get that every day. I’ll guarantee you, in an open-wheel car, oval right now, I would probably suck as well. It’s a completely different thing. I had some basics when I drove the open-wheels, but I hadn’t driven an oval for six years or seven years. Q: What do you think is the toughest race to win? A: It’s like everything. You take a stock car guy to the (Indianapolis) 500, say, which one is harder to win? The guy will say the Indy 500 because he doesn’t understand how everything works. I’m new to this. I haven’t even raced it. Is it going to be really hard? Yes, it’s going to be really hard. Am I aiming to win? I’m more aiming to get the car to the end of the race to be realistic. Do we have a shot at it? Am I going to try to win it? Yes. I would be really happy if we can get a top 20, top 15 out of that race. The key thing out of the first year races is to score good points. If you can keep scoring good points, then you can start worrying about the rest. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img In his first race in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series, the season-finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, he finished 34th. In his first Daytona 500, he finished 19th. OK, so maybe his NASCAR career isn’t off to the greatest of starts. Regardless, Montoya, a Colombian-born driver who has spent a majority of his auto racing career in open-wheel machines, will be driving in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates. last_img read more


first_imgBoyle chucked a fire grate through the window of the houseA MAN with 165 previous convictions who caused €3,500 to a house has been given another chance by a judge.Brendan Boyle, who is 50, is already serving a prison sentence in Castlerea. He is due for release this October. Letterkenny Circuit Court heard how Boyle trashed a house he was renting in Hazelbrook Crescent in Letterkenny on the afternoon of Sunday, October 1, last year, just days after being told by his landlord to quit the premises.He threw a fire grate through a front window and then began to demolish kitchen cabinets.  The front door had been taken off its hinges.Gardaí arrived after a neighbour reported the disturbance.The court was told the father of four had struggled with alcohol addiction through his life and all or most of his previous convictions were drink-related.He is an expert carpenter and had been using his time in prison to make model toys from wood. The court he wanted to start a new life when he is released from prison in October.Judge John O’Hagan said what he was going to do with Boyle was “a little bit unusual”.Addressing the defendant, who faced criminal damage charges, the judge told him: “I am going to give you a chance.”He ordered that Boyle should be released from his current sentence as planned in October and ordered him to do 150 hours of community service upon is release.Boyle said: “Thank you judge, thank you.”MAN WITH 165 PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS ‘GIVEN A CHANCE’ OVER €3,500 HOUSE DAMAGE was last modified: July 14th, 2016 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:Brendan Boylecriminal damageletterkennylast_img read more

Everton in pole position to sign Norwich’s star midfielder

first_imgEverton are leading the race to sign Norwich’s star midfielder James Maddison, according to reports.Sky claim the 21-year-old, who won the Canaries’ ‘Player of the Season’ award for 2017/18, has attracted the interest of new Toffees boss Marco Silva.Multiple Premier League teams are understood to be monitoring Maddison with Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham and Southampton all also reported to be interested.Norwich will want between £20m-£25m for their midfielder, who scored 15 goals last season.He is currently in the process of recovering from a knee ligament injury suffered on the final day of the season, but is likely to be fit for the start of the new campaign. 1 Maddison scored 14 goals in the 2017/18 Championship season last_img

Bolton sign Norwich winger on loan

first_img moving on RANKED Bolton have announced the season-long loan signing of Dutch winger Yanic Wildschut from Norwich.The 26-year-old joined the Canaries from Wigan for £7million in January 2017, but finished last season on loan at Cardiff having fallen out of first-team favour at Carrow Road. LATEST TRANSFER NEWS targets LATEST Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti ✍️ Bolton Wanderers are delighted to announce the signing of @yanicw33 from @NorwichCityFC on a season-long loan deal.👉 🐘 🏰— Bolton Wanderers FC (@OfficialBWFC) July 19, 2018Wildschut, who came through the youth ranks at Ajax before joining Middlesbrough in September 2014, is confident he can make an impact with Bolton, who battled to stay up in the Sky Bet Championship.“It feels great to be here. I spoke to the manager this morning and he gave me a good feeling – he made me want to sign for Bolton with what he said to me,” Wildschut told“I have been in England now for four years and I think I know how the league works. Hopefully I can help the club have a very good season in 2018-19.”Bolton boss Phil Parkinson added: “Yanic will be an excellent acquisition for us. He offers real pace and power and I am sure he will excite our fans.” REVEALED LIVING THE DREAM IN DEMAND Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father last_img read more


first_imgExclusive: MAYOR Frank McBrearty is to travel to New York for St Patrick’s Day after admitting that his opposition to his predecessors going to America was “a mistake.”The Mayor, his Deputy, a councillor and the County Manager will all travel to the States next month as an official delegation; with taxpayers picking up the bill.Cllr McBrearty had voted against previous trips but he told Donegal Daily that he now regretted that. “We have had correspondence from several Donegal Associations who are keen that we are there in an official capacity,” said the Mayor, who praised councillors Cora Harvey and Noel McBride for their previous trips.He had opposed a trip by Cllr Brendan Byrne in 2010.“It was a mistake. I have learned over the past few months that it was a mistake because it is important, especially in the year of The Gathering, that Donegal gets its message across in the States,” he said.Cllr McBrearty said the trip “isn’t a junket” adding: “The money spent on this trip is an investment and will help build relationships across the Atlantic, especially with American companies who are based here and providing jobs here.” After a stormy day in the council chamber in what one councillor described as “the most bizarre I’ve ever seen” the Mayor said he hoped he could work with all parties going forward to show a united front for Donegal.“We have to work together for the people and I sincerely hope that I can help unite the chamber in the months ahead for the benefit of all the people,” he added.        GOING TO THE BIG APPLE! MAYOR TO VISIT NEW YORK ON ST PATRICK’S DAY was last modified: February 21st, 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:GOING TO THE BIG APPLE! MAYOR TO VISIT NEW YORK ON ST PATRICK’S DAYlast_img read more


first_imgA leading union representing staff at Letterkenny General Hospital has said the delay in compensating workers for damaged clothing during last year’s flooding is not acceptable.A scene from the flooded hospital last summer donegaldaily.comDonegal Daily revealed last week how many workers were promised compensation after volunteering to work for free during last July’s flooding.A total claim of approximately €22,000 in damages was put in by a large group of workers. But we revealed that many of those workers have still not received their compensation.Now the IMPACT Trade Union said something has to be done immediately to sort the matter out once and for all saying staff morale is very low.Richy Carrothers, IMPACT spokesperson for the North West, said the waiting period was just unacceptable.“Here we are nearly 13 months after the major flooding of the hospital and workers have still yet to be compensated for the loss of personal items such as clothes and shoes that were ruined as many struggled to save patients and prevent further damage to the hospital. “At the time of the emergency we as union representatives were assured that processing of such claims would be expedited as a show of goodwill for the enormous work undertaken by staff on the day the subsequent months of recovery. Workers lodged the claims as requested and they have still yet to be paid.“To make matters worse, it would appear that the HSE has been paid the money from the insurers and are taking their time in recompensing people. It is simply unacceptable that this money would be unduly withheld. . The hospital needs to make the situation right and quickly”.“Morale amongst many of the workforce is on the floor which has been greatly exacerbated by yet another flood on the 5th August 2014”. HOSPITAL STAFF MORALE IS ON THE FLOOR AND WAIT ON CLOTHING COMPENSATION NOT HELPING – UNION was last modified: August 14th, 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:clothingcompensationdonegalFLOODINGLetterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more

Less than a week left for Donegal Sports Star Nominations

first_imgThere is now less than a week to go the close of nominations for the Donegal Sports Star Awards. Nominations can be done online from the nominations page and emailed to or by completing a simple nomination form, which can be downloaded and posted to Paul McDaid, Post Office, Ramelton.Those not using on-line can simply post their nominations to Paul McDaid, Post Office, Ramelton. For further details go to Nominations close next Friday, November 25th.Less than a week left for Donegal Sports Star Nominations was last modified: November 19th, 2016 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)last_img read more