La Penitence Market vendors call for armed security

first_img…City Hall probes mistreatment of junior female Constabulary OfficersFollowing the brazen daylight robbery committed on La Penitence Market vendor Doodnauth “Hardat” Danasri and his wife, Meena, on Monday, vendors in the area are calling on both City Hall and the Guyana Police Force to set up an outpost and armed officers.On Monday afternoon about 17:30h, two armed men pounced upon Meena and demanded cash. However, her husband attempted to ward off the men with a knife, but they shot him three times about his body and made good their escape with over $150,000 in cash.The area where the Danasris were robbedDoodnauth, of Windsor Forest, West Coast Demerara (WCD), was shot once in the region of his temple, his hand and abdomen while attempting to rescue his wife. Meena said the money was two days’ sales and she had to pay some suppliers. After snatching the money, the men rode off on their bicycles into James Street, Albouystown.An alarm was raised, and ranks from the Ruimveldt Police Station promptly arrived on the scene and quickly rushed Doodnauth to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he received medical attention.Meena related that her husband went back to the Hospital on Tuesday morning to dress his wounds and to receive a medical certificate. She noted that his injuries were not life-threatening, but did indicate that they were now scared for their lives.SecurityThe woman, along with other vendors, said there have been many robberies at the Market and the Constables were unable to do anything, because they were mostly female and unarmed. She noted that at the time of the robbery, there were four unarmed female Constables nearby, but they could not have aided the situation.“It been got Constable out here with nothing to represent themselves…we want protection out here. We want protection, we need protection because high daylight them do we that,” Meena said.“We want a Police Outpost here and the Constables have to get some weapon so when them people this come to rob, they can do something and not just stand up and watch,” she added.Meena related that at the time of the robbery, the area was crowded. She said in all of the 38-plus years she have been vending at the Market, this is the first time a robbery of this magnitude was committed on her.The Police investigations are ongoing and the suspects are yet to be apprehended.MistreatmentAt the March 26 statutory meeting of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC), concerns were raised in relation to junior female Constabulary Officers taking an unprecedented amount of sick days, resulting in the call for a probe and possible disciplinary action. The call from some Councillors led to Chief Constable Andrew Foo reporting that he would have exhausted all avenues of discipline, but the junior officers were failing to comply.However, this did not go down too well with Mayor Patricia Chase-Green, who revealed that the same officers would have complained to her, along with other Councillors, about the treatment they receive at the hands of their superiors.“We have senior female Constabulary Officers mistreating the junior officers…they are telling them all sorts of things and even chasing them out of their offices,” the Mayor reported.“In some cases, they are sending the junior female officers to work at sites with no lights or protection, and it is unacceptable,” Chase Green added.She noted that there were serious issues going on in the City Constabulary Department and she would have made numerous complaints to Town Clerk Royston King, who was in charge of the City Constabulary, but, to date, the situation remained unchanged. Chase Green then ordered the city’s Welfare Officer to look into the treatment of the junior female ranks and the conditions they are forced to endure and work in. The Welfare Officer’s report is expected to be submitted at the next statutory meeting on April 9, 2018.last_img read more

Semenya trades spikes for boots, joins football team

first_imgIt means she cannot defend her 800m World Championship title in Doha this month – though she is fighting the rule change through the courts.She is now training with Gauteng-based women’s football club JVW.The three-time world champion, who announced in July that she would not be defending her 800m world title, cannot starting playing for JVW until the 2020 season, having joined outside the South African transfer window.“I am looking forward to this new journey, I appreciate the love and support I already get from the team,” Semenya told the club website.JVW FC, was formed in 2013 by current South Africa Women’s captain, Janine van Wyk, aiming to “identify, develop, improve and expose” female footballers.The club is one of the top sides in the league for Gauteng province – the main women’s football league in South Africa is split into nine provincial competitions.Club founder Van Wyk said she was “absolutely honoured” that Semenya had chosen JVW “as the club where she would like to start showcasing her football skills”.She told the BBC: “She is signing with the team to play in 2020 as the transfer window is currently closed for this season. She is part of the team.”Semenya is not the first athlete to transfer to football – after retiring in 2017, Usain Bolt joined Norwegian side Stromsgodset before signing for Australian side Central Coast Mariners, but he left after eight weeks at the club.She is also following in the footsteps of her onetime coach Maria Mutola – who also turned to football after athletics.The IAAF introduced its rule change because it argues female athletes with differences of sexual development (DSD) – such as Semenya – have “a competitive advantage”.Athletes must either take testosterone-reducing medication in order to compete in track events from 400m to the mile or change to another distance.-By BBC0Shares0000(Visited 30 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The three-time world champion, who announced in July that she would not be defending her 800m world title, cannot starting playing for JVW until the 2020 season, having joined outside the South African transfer window.JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Sep 6 – Two-time Olympic 800m gold medallist Caster Semenya has joined a South African women’s football team.The 28-year-old is unable to compete without taking testosterone-reducing drugs following a rule change by the IAAF, athletics’ governing body.last_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgWHITTIER – The Planning Commission’s consideration of a proposed 34,000-square-foot sanctuary for the Whittier Area Community Church, 8175 Villa Verde Drive, was postponed Monday until Jan. 7. The 2,000-member church needs to submit a grading plan before the commission can take up the expansion plans that also will include additional parking that would be expanded east to Colima Road, connecting with the Murphy Ranch Little League property. A traffic signal would also be installed on Colima Road at the existing Murphy Ranch entrance. Some residents have criticized the plan for the larger sanctuary, saying it will increase traffic on their already overburdened street. Whittier group to present free movie WHITTIER – A free screening of “The Yes Men,” a movie about a couple of anti-corporate pranksters impersonating World Trade Organization spokesmen, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Matthias Episcopal Church, 7056 Washington Ave. The Whittier Area Peace and Justice Coalition is sponsoring the event. For information, call (563) 587-6270 or (562) 698-9154. Veterans to host fish fry on Friday SANTA FE SPRINGS – VFW Post 3752, 11912 Rivera Road in Santa Fe Springs, is hosting a fish fry from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday. Prices start at $6. Dinner includes fish, chips and slaw. All proceeds benefit veterans. For information, call (562) 698-9059. Registration set for winter classes LA MIRADA – Registration for recreation classes in the city of La Mirada begins Dec. 10. Residents may choose from more than 100 classes for children, youths, adults and seniors. Registration is available online or at the La Mirada Resource Center, 13710 La Mirada Blvd. For information, call the Community Services Department at (562) 943-7277. Group to stage `Babes in Toyland’ LA MIRADA – La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts will be hosting “Babes in Toyland” for two performances this holiday season at 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 16. Written by Alice Hammerstein Mathias and William Mount-Burke, this production includes the famous “Toyland, Toyland,” “March of the Toys,” and additional songs from other Victor Herbert operettas. The national touring group, Troupe American, will perform the musical. Tickets are available for $10, $20 and $30, depending on seating. Subscribers to La Mirada Theatre Programs for Young Audiences Series will save 50 percent on tickets to Babes in Toyland. Tickets and more information are available at or by calling the La Mirada Theatre Box Office at (562) 944-9801 or (714) 944-6310. Middle schoolers invited to ball LA MIRADA – The La Mirada Community Gymnasium will be hosting a Holiday Ball Brickhouse from 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 14. Middle school-aged students are eligible to attend. Tickets cost $5, but must be purchased before the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased at the La Mirada Community Gymnasium, Resource Center or Activity Center. Participants must bring their school ID and their Brickhouse cards. Tickets will not be sold on the day of the event. For information, call the gymnasium at (562) 902-2938. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

LACCD gets energy-efficiency award

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 “We recognize there are plenty of other benefits from energy efficiency, such as protecting the environment and saving our natural resources,” district trustee Nancy Pearlman said. Delores Rhoads has added $20,000 to the scholarship endowment she created more than 10 years ago at California State University, Northridge, as a tribute to her late son, Randy Rhoads, CSUN said. The endowment, now worth $45,000, is designed to offer financial aid to guitar students. Delores Rhoads founded and operates Musonia, a North Hollywood music school where her son began taking lessons at age 6. By age 14, Randy was performing with local bands, and at age 20, Randy and friends formed the heavy-metal band Quiet Riot while he taught at his mother’s school during the day. In 1979, Randy became Ozzie Osbourne’s lead guitarist on his first two solo albums. But in 1982, Randy died in a plane crash while on tour with Osbourne. The Los Angeles Community College District received a Savings By Design award at the Southern California Gas Company‘s first Energy Efficiency Expo earlier this month. The Gas Co. program offers services and incentives to help raise energy performance. The district earned the award for implementing sustainable energy principles at its nine colleges. The district has received more than $870,000 from The Gas Co.’s program for more than 14 building projects. The district expects it will save more than that each year through reduced usage of natural gas and electricity. Since then, Delores has contributed a total of $75,000 to CSUN in his honor, creating the scholarship fund in 1993 and making donations to the school’s International Guitar Research Archive. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, announced Women of the Year awards for district residents including Beth Marcus, a family physician in La Caada Flintridge, and Seta Simonian, a middle school teacher in Glendale. The congressman honored all of the women at a luncheon last week. Marcus has practiced medicine at Verdugo Hills Hospital and Glendale Adventist Medical Center for more than 10 years. She’s former secretary/treasurer of the Los Angeles chapter of the California Academy of Family Medicine and a member of the American Medical Women’s Association and the Society of Adolescent Medicine. Simonian, a math teacher, co-founded and chaired the Hamazkayin Educational and Cultural Society of Pasadena and has been chairwoman of the Hamazkayin Music Committee since 1994. She also served as an anchor for Horizon Armenian TV in Glendale for three years, and is a member of several other Armenian-American organizations. Submit Community Column items via e-mail to; fax to (818) 713-0058; or mail to P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365. 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


first_imgSpartak Moscow winger Aiden McGeady is a possible transfer target for Liverpool, it is being reported.The 24-year-old has been linked with a move away from Spartak at the end of the season, with Zenit St Petersburg leading the chase for the former Celtic player.Juventus are also believed to be interested in McGeady, but according to, Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is also keen on signing the player this summer. McGeady, whose grandparents are from Glassagh in Gaoth Dobhair where he is a regular visitor, has impressed since his £9.5million move from Celtic Park last summer and his performances have led to reports that Juve are prepared to offer more than double that figure to lure him to Italy.But although Spartak will be reluctant to sell, they will be happy to make such a profit in a short space of time. The Moscow club will also be happier to entertain offers from clubs outside of their own league rather than sell to a rival such as Zenit.Liverpool are set to spend big in the transfer market this summer as the club’s owners look to turn the Reds into genuine title contenders again.And with the Merseysiders struggling for real pace and width in their midfield, McGeady would be a perfect fit for Liverpool, who are looking to recruit young, talented players who can improve the current squad. The fact that Irish international McGeady can also play as a forward as well as out wide will also be seen as a positive for the Merseysiders as they look to strengthen all areas of their squad.BREAKING NEWS…LIVERPOOL IN BID TO SIGN AIDEN McGEADY was last modified: March 13th, 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

‘Little dark horse from Carn’ wins the Friday Open at Ballyliffin

first_imgThe Friday Open was won by that little dark horse from Carn JJ Lafferty [18] with 38pts. In second place was Dermot Doherty [g][17] with 35pts and in third spot was retired President Frank Harkin [17] with 34pts.The Saturday Open was played in bitterly cold windy conditions and taking top place was 9 handicapper John McHale with 36pts. One of the hardy Dungiven crew John Mullan[13] took 2nd with 34pts. Thomas Duddy [12] took 3rd also with 34pts. Denis Clancy [10] made an appearance in 4th place on 34pts also. The Gross went to Cormac McGeady [4] with 26 gross pts.Sunday was Christmas party day on both courses with everybody fighting to win a box of Pringles. On the Glashedy Paul Cox [15] with 38pts. Paul shouldn’t really be allowed out on tough days like that. In 2nd place was a man who is well used standing out in all weathers through the years was Bernard McClure [19] also with 38pts. There was about 20 other prizewinners on that course but i can’t be bothered telling you anything about them.On the Old course our resident Pro Gareth Mc Causland [1] took the Pringles with 37pts, he was helped by a run of 7 birdies between the 7th and 14th holes. Although his Christmas jumper was crap. In 2nd place was an ex Captain Paid Sweeney [17]who could be seen from outer space with a score of 37pts. There was about another 20 prizes on this course as well but sure who cares.It turned out a great evening and night in the clubhouse so kudos to Eamon Sweeney and his entertainment team.Forthcoming Events & Fixtures Festive Opens at Ballyliffin Golf Club only €25 for visitors. Dates for festive opens: Friday 23rd Dec, Sat 24th Dec, Mon 26th Dec, Tues 27th Dec, Wed 28th Dec, Fri 30th Dec, Sat 31st Dec. Contact us on 0749378100 to book.‘Little dark horse from Carn’ wins the Friday Open at Ballyliffin was last modified: December 21st, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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

‘Chelsea legend in the making’ – Fans rave as ‘incredible talent’ earns England call-up

first_img Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 2 Mount has been a fine performer in the Championship this season Most read on The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Mason Mount has been rewarded for his fine start to life at Derby by earning his first ever call-up to the England squad.Mount, the midfielder, joined the Rams on a season-long loan from Chelsea over the summer, and has so far netted five goals in just 14 games for Frank Lampard’s promotion chasers. REVEALED Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Thrilled about this. Sancho might be England’s future and Mount is a Chelsea legend in the making. Huge opportunity for them.— Evan Chronis (@Evan_Chronis) October 4, 2018 silverware getty Working with Lampard has done wonders for Mason Mount. His stock wouldn’t rise this quick if he was doing the same stuff with some random lower league manager.— Bikram Karki (@KarkiBikram99) October 4, 2018 tense Mason Mount has been called up to the senior @England squad for the first time! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿Congratulations, @MasonMount_10! 🦁👉— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) October 4, 2018 Mount has still never made a senior appearance for Chelsea, his parent club, but hopes have been high for the midfielder for a long time. He excelled while playing on loan at Vitesse last season, and has been tipped to establish himself as a key player for the Blues over the coming years. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Mount has been superb for Derby so far this season. It’s rare for a player playing in the Championship to get an England call up so Southgate must rate him incredibly highly. Phenomenal achievement and a proud moment for the Chelsea academy #OneOfOurOwn— Ben Croft (@bmjc1996) October 4, 2018 He caught the eye in Derby’s shock defeat of Manchester United in the Carabao Cup third round, and has made the step up to Gareth Southgate’s senior England squad despite only making his Under-21 debut last month.The 19-year-old becomes the first outfield player to receive a senior England call-up whilst playing for a Championship side since Wilfried Zaha, of Crystal Palace, in 2012. Yesssss Ross Barkley & Mason Mount are in the England squad for the upcoming games this month!! Yasssss well deserved, especially for Mount. So happy for him! #CFC #ENG— Eden Hazard (@KhaiHazard) October 4, 2018 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? center_img SORRY scrap revealed BEST OF Mason Mount is the best footballer England has ever produced.— Mason Mount Fan 🗾 (@RudeRudeRudi) October 4, 2018 LATEST Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 2 Mount could make his senior England debut just a month after first appearing for the Under-21s But right now, Mount has a better chance establishing himself with England than with Chelsea, and his call-up had fans delighted across social collected some of the best reaction to Mount’s selection, and you can see the comments below… latest About time we got an England manager who picks young, exciting, in-form talent and not just the well known names. Sancho, Chalobah, Mount & Maddison, unreal from Southgate 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿— Chad (@cw96__) October 4, 2018 gameday cracker Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Well deserved Mason Mount the guys got a big future hopefully not at Chelsea tho they’ll ruin him! #England— ian watts (@ianwatts10) October 4, 2018 Mason Mount 🔥. Actually an exciting England team announcement…for once.— Laura (@LauOLau) October 4, 2018 Mason Mount is an incredible talent, with everything that a Manager would want. Ability, attitude, work rate and team play. Very well deserved, can’t wait to see him in Qatar. Gareth Southgate has himself a future star, and Derby have helped him on his way. Proud! 🐑🖤— 🐑🖤Julie King 🖤🐑 (@juliek1712) October 4, 2018last_img read more

Men’s Golf Continues Action at Badger Invitational

first_img“Chase (Wicklund) had a very solid round and Kyle struggled on his first nine holes, but bounced back with a one-under par on his second nine,” said Lewis. Playing as an individual, sophomore Arjun Reddy fired a career-best 73 for a total score of 151 (78-73) through two rounds. “I was also impressed with Arjun and his 73. Tomorrow we are expecting rain and wind so it will be a mental test for the team,” said Lewis. “Today was a little more difficult with stronger winds. I felt we played decent again, other than a few bad holes,” said Drake head coach Matt Lewis. The Bulldogs began the day in 13th-place and rose to 12th-place with a total score of 605 (303-302). Second Round Results center_img Freshman Chase Wicklund led the Bulldogs on the second day, shooting a one-over 73 and is now tied for 34th-place with a score of 149 (76-73) through 36 holes. Drew Ison remained the squad’s top scorer after carding a 75 for a total score of 148 (73-75) and is tied for 25th-place. Kyle MacDonald recorded a 76 in his second round for total score of 153 (77-76). Tommi Avant and Matt Lavery rounded out the team’s effort with a total score of 155 (77-78) and 161 (79-82), respectively. Story Links The Bulldogs wrap up action at the Badger Invitational on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Print Friendly Version MADISON, Wis. – The Drake University men’s golf team moved up the leaderboard on Monday with the completion of the second round at the Badger Invitational.last_img read more


first_imgTwo top quiz teams from Kilmacrennan N.S have qualified for the All Ireland Quiz Finals. The competition started off with approximately 25,000 children nationally. Having won the Letterkenny and Chapter finals, both teams will now represent Chapter One in the All Ireland Credit Union Quiz Final in the RDS on April 6th.We wish them well in the final. They must be eating their carrots down Kilmacrennan way!The U-13’s winning team is Meabh Doherty, Daniel Owens, Ciara Mc Elwaine and Conor Mc Fadden. The U-11’s winning team is Eamonn Russell, Thomas Cannon, Manus O Connell and Ella Mc Glynn. QUIZ ME QUICK! KILMACRENNAN NS THROUGH TO ALL IRELAND FINALS was last modified: March 4th, 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:All Ireland Quiz FinalsKilmacrennan NClast_img read more


first_imgKevin Cassidy has revealed how last Sunday was the first time since he finished playing with Donegal that he really missed playing.Former Donegal star Kevin Cassidy has revealed that last weekend was the first time since he was axed from the Donegal panel that he really missed playing for his county.Cassidy had a very public fall-out with Jim McGuinness in 2011 due to his contributions to the book ‘This Is Our Year’ by Declan Bogue.Cassidy was removed from the panel, and missed out on Donegal’s 2012 All-Ireland victory against Mayo. However, in his column with Gaelic Life, Cassidy revealed how last week was the first time since he stopped playing for Donegal that he was absolutely desperate to get on the pitch.Cassidy wrote, “Hand on my heart last Sunday was the first time since my last game for Donegal against the Dubs in 2011 that I actually missed playing.“Some of you may say that surely I must have missed that feeling during Donegal’s triumphant run in 2012, but the truth is that I didn’t and in fact this feeling only hit me in the last quarter of Sunday’s game.“During the last 20 minutes of last Sundays final my legs began to move and I began to play every ball in my mind I think I probably shouldered a few people sitting beside me I was that hyped up. “For me the game was in the melting pot at that stage and it was there for whatever team wanted it most and I soon realised that it was those types of situations I missed above anything else.Cassidy also lauded the impact of Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice has had this year, insisting he’s streets ahead of any other manager and is the best manager by a country mile. CASSIDY – “I REALLY MISSED PLAYING FOR DONEGAL LAST WEEKEND” was last modified: September 29th, 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:ALL-IRELAND FINALdonegalgaelic lifeKevin CassidynewsSportlast_img read more