Sex worker granted bail for armed robbery

first_imgNineteen-year-old Godfrey Cox, who was further remanded to prison on his last court appearance, was on Tuesday granted bail by Magistrate Dylon Bess when he reappeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Cox was charge with the offence of armed robbery back in June of this year. The sex worker denied the charge when he made his first appearance. The charge stated that on June 20, 2018, at King and Charlotte Streets, Georgetown, while being armed with a dangerous weapon – that is a knife – he robbed David Harvey of $65,000.The court heard that on the day in question, Harvey was heading to a gas station on Regent Street, Georgetown, to pay workers when the defendant attacked him, held him at knifepoint and relieved him of the cash that was in his pants pocket.Police Prosecutor Gittings on Tuesday made objections to bail, however Magistrate Bess granted bail to the accused, citing that the Virtual Compliant failed to appear in court each time the matter was called. Cox was released on $50,000. The case will continue on September 28.last_img read more

When does the Premier League start? With Emirates and Anfield crackers on talkSPORT

first_imgSaturday 16 August.That is the most important date in terms of sporting events you need to remember right now. It’s the first day of the 2014/15 Premier League season, a week after the Football League gets underway.The World Cup is over, so we need something to look forward to and talkSPORT is bringing you Arsenal v Crystal Palace at 5.30pm.The Gunners will be boosted by having three Germany World Cup winners, Mesut Ozil, Per Mertesacker and Lukas Podolski in their ranks. Palace under Tony Pulis, though, were superb in the second half of last season as they avoided relegation with style and ease, while they severly dented high-flying Liverpool’s Premier League title chances with a fine 3-3 draw.Liverpool, meanwhile, host Southampton so soon after buying Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana from the Saints, with reports that Dejan Lovren and Jay Rodriguez could follow.It all points to a cracker, so click here to find out how to listen and scroll down to see the other key games you can hear on talkSPORT.Arsenal v Crystal Palace (Sat 16th Aug – 5:30pm)Liverpool v Southampton (Sun 17th Aug – 1:30pm)Everton v Arsenal (Sat 23rd Aug – 5:30pm)Hull v Stoke City (Sun 24th Aug – 1:30pm)Everton v Chelsea (Sat 30th Aug – 5:30pm)Spurs v Liverpool (Sun 31st Aug – 1:30pm)Other notable games:Arsenal v Spurs (Sat 27th Sept – 5:30pm)Man City v Man Utd (Sun 2nd Nov – 1:30pm)Arsenal v Man United (Sat 22nd Nov – 5:30pm) 1 Mesut Ozil will play Crystal Palace on the first day of the season after winning the World Cup with Germany last_img read more

Inter Milan striker Eder insists he does not regret Leicester City snub

first_img1 Eder has no regrets about opting to join Inter Milan instead of Leicester City during the January transfer window.The striker left Sampdoria for the San Siro on a two-year loan deal which is expected to be made permanent.However, the 29-year-old could have joined Leicester after Claudio Ranieri tried to lure him to the King Power Stadium.But Eder decided to head to Inter and, despite the Foxes sitting top of the Premier League, the Italy international stands by his choice.“I don’t regret my decision. I’d do the same again,” Eder told Corriere dello Sport.“With all due respect to Leicester, but Inter are Inter. I’ve been in Italy a long time and I know what these colours mean.“But it’s true that I had a deal with Leicester and I want to thank Ranieri. I spoke with him back then and he is an extraordinary person.“I’ll support them in the Premier League, but I couldn’t give up on Inter.” The 29-year-old could have joined Leicester after Claudio Ranieri tried to lure him to the King Power Stadium last_img read more


first_imgRare recordings of Donegal IRA volunteers who fought in the Irish War of Independence are set to be made public.The unique archive, which includes 112 veteran interviews from across Ulster, was made during the 1960s but until now have only been heard by academics.The Cardinal Tomas O Fiaich Memorial Library and Archive in Armagh said it plans to use a £58,000 British Lottery grant to build a specialist listening kiosk and develop an outreach programme in an effort to resurrect the stories in its Father Louis O Kane collection. Roddy Hegarty, director of the library, said: “Fr O’Kane was not only a passionate historian exploring many aspects of the local past but he was also a creator of historical documents. The most important of these are his collection of recordings with men and women, although primarily men, who had taken part in the struggle for Irish independence 1913-21.”They include an interview with Kathleen Clarke, the widow of Tom Clarke who was executed for his part in the Easter Rising in 1916.Mr Hegarty added: “No doubt his (Fr O’Kane’s) interest in history and his position as a priest gave him the opportunity to develop relationships and build the confidence required to carry out the work of interviewing and recording these men. He travelled from Belfast to Donegal to speak with and record a variety of respondents creating a unique account of this pivotal period in Irish history.”Paul Mullan, head of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Northern Ireland, said: “We are pleased to be funding this project. The materials collected are of great historical importance and will be very gratifying to see them being made accessible to the general public.”  RARE INTERVIEWS WITH DONEGAL COMBATANTS IN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE TO BE RELEASED was last modified: September 11th, 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)last_img read more


first_imgJohn along with his mother Mamie at Tullagh Beach Pic by Newspix Irl.A LOBSTER pot fisherman saved from the sea by a sharp-eyed – and bionic-hearing – farmer has been released from hospital.The father of four was treated at Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry after his dramatic rescue on Sunday.Farmer John Grant had heard the cries for help from half a mile away. Thanks to 23-year-old John’s decision to drive on his quad bike to the local beach in Clonmany to further investigate the cries for help, the father of four was later helped to safety by RNLI crews with help from an angling boat and the Sligo Rescue helicopter.The dad rescued from the sea was treated for hypothermia but was released from hospital in Derry last night.John says he is “just relieved” the fisherman survived, insisting he was just in the right place at the right time.  RESCUE: LOBSTER POT FISHERMAN BACK HOME WITH HIS FAMILY AFTER HOSPITAL TREATMENT was last modified: May 20th, 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:clonmanyfishermanJohn GrantLough Swilly RNLIrescueRNLIlast_img read more


first_imgDunkineely Local News & Notices Coffee and scones is available at Dunkineely Methodist Church every Tuesday, during July and August from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm to raise money for Marie and Eva who are going to Haiti at the beginning of January. Come along and enjoy.MC INTYRE’S BAR – Every Wednesday night have Traditional music from 10:00 pm, also Traditional music session in McIntyre’s Bar, Dunkineely on Sunday afternoon at 5pm. All musicians and singers welcome. THE DUNKINEELY MONTESSORI – Are still currently enrolling for September 2014. Both ECCE places available and also mornings. Call Joanne or Sinead on: 087 3814655A MEETING – Of the DCL Dunkineely, Killaghtee and Bruckless Festival sub-committee will take place on Thursday 31st July at 8:00 pm at Dunkineely Community Limited office (The Manse, Dunkineely). All welcome.CLOSING DATE EXTENDED TO THURSDAY 31st JULY!! GET YOUR ENTRIES IN NOW!!!DUNKINEELY/KILLAGHTEE/BRUCKLESS FESTIVAL – This is the last chance to enter the “Open Photography Competition”. Senior Photography, CLASS 1 Humorous Photography, CLASS 2 Landscape i.e Sea or Land, CLASS 3 Portrait i.e Person or Animal, CLASS 4 Best Filter i.e Smart Phone Photos. €5.00 per entry. Place your Name, Address and Contact number on the reverse of the photograph clearly marking the CLASS you want to enter. Closing date is Thursday 31st July. Post your entries to Dunkineely Community Limited’s Office, Main Street Dunkineely, or just drop them into the DCL Office. Keep a look out on Dunkineely Community Limited’s Facebook page. Dunkineely/Killaghtee/Bruckless Festival – Art Competition / Exhibition.A reminder there is a open amateur art competition/exhibition at Dunkineely Community Limited at the Manse/DCL ministers house beside the Church. Regarding the Art Competition there are 3 Categories: Landscape/Portrait, Sketch or Drawing. There is a fee of €5.00 per entry. In addition we are requesting people to enter up to the 3 pictures to be on public display at the offices. There is no fee’s required for “Display Only Art”. Entries can be dropped into Andrea at the Dunkineely Community Limited office. Closing date is 31st July.DUNKINEELY IN BLOOM – This competition will brighten up the town and surrounding area. From St John’s Point to Croagh and Tullintain to Ballymagowan – if you’re in the Parish of Killaghtee, please consider entering. No fee to enter as Dunkineely Community Limited has funding from Donegal Local Development Company. We’ll be looking for winners of categories such as:> Best Business > Best small town garden > Best Church > Best school > Best vegetable plot> Best large garden > Best container garden etc. The main winners will be the community of Dunkineely, Bruckless and Killaghtee area if we all take part however small or big a garden plot/place for window boxes/pots we have.Judging will take place Sunday 10th August but the main winners will be the community of Dunkineely, Killaghtee and Bruckless area. Entry forms available from the Dunkineely Community Limited Office and in local business’s in the Community. “This is a great Community event if we all get involved!” If you are interested contact Dunkineely Community Limited Office on 074 9737678 if you’d like enter or help organise in anyway.Bookings are now being taken for Mega Makers 5 day Summer Club, 11th -15th August at Dunkineely Methodist, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm each day for all of National School age. €15.00 for one child, €20.00 for two and €30.00 for three in one family. Booking forms available from the DCL office 074 9737678 or email For more information call Vanessa on 074 9737052.BRUCKLESS ROAD RUNNERS – THE POINT 10K CHARITY FUN/RUN/WALK – Is taking place in Dunkineely on Saturday 16th August 2014 at 11:00 am (Same route as last year). The chosen charities for this year’s event are Billy’s World Ireland and Clara House Killybegs – (Day Centre for Intellectual Disabilities). Everyone welcome! Contact Pauric McNern for further information. A DEFIBRILLATOR – Is now in Killaghtee School, it is on the wall closest to the road. The following people are trained and key holders:Andrew Walker – 087 2276366Carol Duddy – 074 9737046Norman Henry – 087 9474350Phyllis Young – 087 1300499Clive Vance – 086 8276575Georgina Armstrong – 087 3921384.There is also a key in the following places: Dunkineely Health Centre, Dunkineely Community Limited Office and Killaghtee School.DCL – Has a library of over 500 books from Children’s Literature, Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), Horror, Comedy, Booker-Prize etc. Rent a book from just 20c.Come into the office weekday mornings from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm and use the Internet (20c per half hour) or Print Documents (20c per page).DD LOCAL: DUNKINEELY MONTESSORI STILL ENROLLING FOR SEPTEMBER was last modified: July 28th, 2014 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:DD LocalFeaturesnewsNoticeslast_img read more

Relay for Life set to draw huge crowds this weekend

first_imgRelay for Life Donegal is set to draw huge crowds to the LYIT campus in Letterkenny this weekend as organisers put the finishing touches to the seventh such event in the county.Fund-raising was continuing today in Letterkenny and if there’s one thing you can bank on, it is that patrons are generous with their contributions to this worthiest of events.Consequently, the colourful gazebo outside the Ulster Bank at the Market Square was drawing a steady stream of benefactors ever willing to invest in the Relay initiative. The bank’s ‘Help For What Matters’ team, fronted by Bernie McIntyre and Cathy Gillespie, were selling raffle tickets during the family fun day event in the build-up to Relay 2018.Henry Hippo was due to join up for the craic this afternoon and later in the nearby Brewery Bar, five local men were readying themselves for a – ouch! – charity leg wax to add to the fund-raising efforts!Among them was Ulster Bank Manager, Bernard Doherty, who is set for a razor sharp ending to the day along with his fellow would-be smoothies!Meanwhile, team ‘Help For What Matters’ will be among forty teams taking part in Relay for Life between Saturday and Sunday. “I’ve had personal experience of Relay and am delighted to be involved,” says Bernie McIntyre.“It’s a great community effort and a great way of raising funds and awareness.”Some of the country’s top musicians,will perform on stage over the two days of Relay including the likes of Mick Flavin and Michael English. Another top performer, Cliona Hagan, will bring musical proceedings to a close on the Sunday evening while the late Joe Dolan’s nephew, Ray Dolan from Mullingar, will pay tribute to his uncle during his set.Among the local acts taking part are Trevor Loughrey, Seamus McGee, and Glor Tire runner-up, Conor O’Donnell. And many others besides.For the past few Wednesday nights, the famed Survivors Choir have been wading through the waters of Babylon – a song written by the great Don McLean, who ironically staged a concert in Letterkenny last Sunday night a few hundred metres away from the LYIT – and other classics including Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ and Louis Armstrong’s ‘What a Wonderful World,” as part of their ongoing rehearsals.And that wonderful world is ensconced in the objectives and celebration that marks Relay for Life Donegal. Indeed the laughter and banter during rehearsals underlines the fun element involved both in the choir and in Relay itself.The 24 hour event will be marked with a number of hugely emotional activities, not least of which is the Candle of Hope ceremony as dusk settles on Saturday night and the Survivors Lap.Two other highlights include the Gospel Hour and the Ecumenical Service on the Sunday morning.Last year, Relay for Life Donegal raised over 130,000 euro from the event – the money directed to the Irish Cancer Society and a unique research project being undertaken at Letterkenny University Hospital. This week the committee behind the event have been putting the finishing touches to the mammoth organisation involved while the participating teams have been continuing fund-raising drives.Relay for Life Donegal commences tomorrow, Saturday, at 5.p.m. at the LYIT campus – get along and support it at some stage over the weekend.Relay for Life set to draw huge crowds this weekend was last modified: June 1st, 2018 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:cancerletterkennyRelay for Lifelast_img read more

Round-up: Chinese club deny Costa talks

first_imgChinese club Tianjin Quanjian have again denied holding talks with Diego Costa over a move for the Chelsea striker.Costa, who has two years remaining on his contract at Stamford Bridge, has been linked with a big-money transfer to China.Earlier this month, Tianjin issued a statement denying that they were in discussions to sign the 28-year-old.And they have done so again, insisting that no talks have taken place.A statement on their website said: “During the past six months the club has not communicated with Diego Costa or his agent regarding his transfer to Tianjin Quanjian.”Costa has been tipped to move to Tianjin for as much as £76m amid continued speculation over his future.But the club’s statement added: “We have no intention of becoming involved in any unhealthy competition and, consequently, paying a premium price.” Cuadrado deal confirmedEmbed from Getty Images Chelsea have confirmed they have agreed a deal for Juan Cuadrado to join Juventus on a permanent deal.He has spent the last two seasons on loan at Juve, who announced on Monday that he has signed a four-year contract and that they will pay Chelsea €20m (around £17.3) in three annual instalments. QPR snub Bowler offerEmbed from Getty ImagesQPR have rejected an offer from Everton for teenage winger Josh Bowler.Everton proposed a deal potentially worth up to £3m for the 18-year-old, who made his senior debut against Norwich City in Rangers’ final match of the season.Bowler has been with QPR since being released by Fulham four years ago.A number of Premier League clubs have been monitoring him in recent months.He signed an 18-month professional deal earlier this year so is under contract at Loftus Road until 2018. Colin rejects contract offerEmbed from Getty ImagesBrentford right-back Maxime Colin has rejected a new contract offer and says his future beyond this summer looks uncertain.The Bees have signed a new right-back in Henrik Dalsgaard and Colin, 25, admits he does not know what the club’s intentions are for him.He said: “I knew one month or so ago that they were looking for a new right-back.“I can’t say the reason they signed him. The question is for the directors of football. They wanted a new right-back.“I can’t say that if they bring in a right-back it’s because they want me to leave or they expect me to leave. I don’t know.“We were talking about a new contract but I haven’t signed anything yet. They offered me something but I didn’t accept. We are still talking but not much at the moment.“I am sure we will talk more when I come back. We will see what happens then, now we have three right-backs with Josh Clarke, the new one and myself.“I still have two years remaining on my contract so it’s not like I am free in the summer. We will see what will happen in this market.“The gaffer is happy with me, how I play and I feel really good at Brentford. I’m happy here.” Bees confirm Dalsgaard’s arrivalEmbed from Getty ImagesBrentford have confirmed the signing of right-back Henrik Dalsgaard from Zulte Waregem.The Bees will pay around £930,000 for the Denmark international, who has signed a three-year contract at Griffin Park.“Henrik is a player that we have been looking at for some time and someone we believe can improve the squad,” boss Dean Smith told the club’s website.   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ kickstarts Asian Games 2014 at Incheon

first_imgTo achieve international superstardom means you become virtually synonymous with your country. Over the course of the last couple of years, that’s exactly what has happened to South Korean pop artist Psy.His Gangnam Style single became the biggest rage on the internet in 2012, and on Friday, the 36-year-old was the headlining act of a glittering opening ceremony to the 17th Asian Games at Incheon.Sixty-thousand spectators were packed in the main stadium like sardines in a tin, eager to welcome elite athletes from across the biggest continent on the face of the earth. Doubts were raised earlier in the week about the slow pace of ticket sales for the ceremony, but as the appointed hour of 7pm arrived on Friday, there was barely a seat left empty. Since well before sunset, people had started trooping in.Security was tight but not an irritant and infants, youth and senior citizens alike stood patiently in lines to get past the gates. However, those hoping to post ‘selfies’ from inside the stadium were in for a shock as mobile phone signals seemed to be jammed.Korean pop stars and celebrities were an integral part of the ceremony, at which the Games were declared open by Park Geun-Hye, the president of South Korea.While Psy’s performance was undoubtedly the centrepiece of the evening, well-known South Korean actress Lee Young-Ae lit the Games cauldron. Usually, it is big-name athletes who are given this honour but the organisers gave the responsibility to Lee, given her popularity across Asia.advertisementThe theme for the ceremony was “One Asia”. Given the turmoil that affects the 4.5 billion inhabitants of the continent, it was an apt theme, choreographed in two parts, before the 45 participating nations’ athletes and officials entered the stadium.Indians know full well how the country’s relationship with the neighbouring Pakistan is often frosty, and similarly, North and South Korea are also poles apart. Yet, when the North Korean contingent entered the arena, there was loud cheering from the crowd.To be sure, sport acts as a balm. There is turmoil in Afghanistan and Syria, yet their athletes have turned up for the Asian Games in the hope there will be peace in Asia one day – as envisaged by Incheon.The size of the contingents entering the stadium had been kept limited and at the head of India’s shortened team was hockey captain Sardar Singh. Nattily dressed in grey trousers and a blue blazer, Sardar marched proudly ahead of women athletes in turquoise blue sarees, though a lot of wellknown names were missing from the parade.Sitting in the VIP area, Randhir Singh, secretary general of the Olympic Council of Asia, greeted the Indian contingent with a wave while his face was beamed on the giant LED screens around the stadium.When OCA president Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah greeted the crowd in Korean, there was a big round of applause. He then delivered his speech in English. “These are your Games, so let us unite and share the excitement and passion of the next 16 days,” he said.Close to 10pm local time, bright fireworks lit up the sky to signal the beginning of the fortnight-long sporting extravaganza.In the days ahead, Koreans and other Asians of various nationalities will witness plenty of success stories and heartbreaks. But on this night, Incheon well and truly laid out the red carpet for the rest of the continent.s.kannan@mailtoday.inlast_img read more


first_imgSonowal left the AGP in January 2011 followingSonowal left the AGP in January 2011 following differences with the party leadership and went on to join the BJP in February 2011 in the presence of then party President Nitin Gadkari and other senior leaders.He went on to become the BJP state unit President in 2012 and was credited with raising the partys tally to seven from the earlier four and reducing the Congress margin to three from seven in the 2014 Parliamentary polls.Sonowal has been also credited with making inroads for the party in erstwhile Congress bastion of the tea districts of Upper Assam by ensuring party wins in Dibrugarh and Jorhat parliamentary constituencies.He, himself, wrested the Lakhimpur constituency from former Union Minister Ranee Narah of the Congress and was made the Union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Development.He also played a key role in ensuring the hosting of the South Asian Games (SAG) in Guwahati and Shillong.Sonowal, who belongs to the Sonowal-Kachari tribe, has contested this assembly polls from Majuli, the worlds largest river island and the seat of Vaishnavite culture.Born on October 31, 1962 in Molokgaon in Dibrugarh district to Jibeswar Sonowal and Dineswari Sonowal, he is a bachelor and a devout follower of Assams renowned Vaishnav saints Sankardeva and Madhavdeva.An ardent sportsman, the Union Sports Minister is a keen follower of football, cricket and badminton. PTI DG GSN GSNlast_img read more