Opposition Leader visits flooded areas

first_img…urges Govt to monitor rising water levels at EDWCopposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday visited Central Georgetown after the City was hard-hit by high levels of floodwaters caused by torrential rain. Jagdeo walked through the City and empathised with vendors and business persons who complained bitterly about the drainage system.Given the proximity of Christmas and the sloth of the economy, the business community was up in arms about the lack of preparedness for the rainy season, pointing out that already minimum sales will come to a halt. Some persons lamented to the Opposition Leader the fact that there was enough time for City Hall and Government to prepare for the eventuality of flooding.Meanwhile on Friday evening, the Opposition Leader’s Office said that reports from an initial “on the ground” assessment on the effects of heavy rain that occurred over a 12-hour period on Friday, has been made available to the Opposition Leader.There has been flooding in residential and agricultural areas of Regions Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), Four (Demerara-Mahaica), Five (Mahaica-Berbice) and Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).Jagdeo also expressed concern over the widespread flooding in Georgetown, with many homes and businesses severely affected.Coastal villages such as Lima, sections of Henrietta and Hampton Court, Capoey, Land of Plenty in Region Two; Canals Polder, Region Three; and residential and agricultural areas of Anns Grove/Two Friends, Cane Grove, Good Hope, Mon Repos, Lusignan and Foulis within Region Four are also affected by flood waters.Giving an assessment from reports out of the regions, the Opposition Leader stated that in Region Five, several communities are severely affected and some farmers in have reported damage to cash crops and livestock.The affected areas include: Blairmont; Rosignal; Bel Air and Woodlands Farm; Number Seven Back Street; Bath Woodley Park; Bush Lot; Number 28 and Number 29 Villages; Hopetown, Seafield/Tempie; and Profit/Rising Sun.In Region 6: New Amsterdam; Number 52 to 74 residential villages; Rose Hall; and several villages along Central Corentyne are affected.Jagdeo is calling on Government to implement every measure necessary to bring immediate relief to those affected, by ensuring that steps are taken to minimize damages and losses to property, livestock and agricultural crops.He is also urging the Government to pay special attention to the rising water levels in the East Demerara Water Conservancy (EDWC), which is reported to be above 57 GD level, as well as the Boerasirie Conservancy.He said that the Mahaica and Mahaicony Creeks, Pomeroon River and other inland areas, should also receive attention, since backwater flows can result in downstream flooding, which is the predominant trend in riverine areas.The Opposition Leader noted that the defective sluices and silted outfall channels in drainage polders such as Capoey, Coizer, Three Friends, Letter Kenny and Borlam must be urgently addressed and operationalized, as well as those on East Coast Demerara, Georgetown, and other areas, as necessary.Meanwhile, the City was at a standstill as persons were seen taking shelter in buildings, while some stores had to be closed because of the climbing floodwaters.last_img read more

Huskies look to even series with JDA Kings tonight

first_imgDuring game two of the series at the North Peace Arena, the Huskies overcame a 2-1 deficit and took a 3-2 win.The team will be without defenceman John Apsassin who was assessed a match penalty at the end of game three. Dayne Pedersen sustained an injury in the third period of Sunday’s game. His status is unknown.After tonight’s tilt, the series returns to Grande Prairie for game five on Thursday night at 8 p.m.- Advertisement –last_img

$20,000 reward offered in teen’s 2005 slaying

first_imgSAN GABRIEL – Authorities are hoping a $20,000 reward will help jump-start a search for the man they believe shot and killed Ryan Dasalla near Gabrielino High School almost two years ago. The San Gabriel City Council and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted separately Tuesday to each put up $10,000 for a reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of Daniel Guerrero, now 20. The reward “will hopefully rekindle an interest in the case,” said San Gabriel Mayor David Gutierrez. “It is the appropriate thing that needs to happen right now.” A warrant was issued for Guerrero’s arrest a few days after Dasalla, 17, was fatally shot in April 2005 in the 1400 block of South Gladys Avenue. While investigators believe they have a tight case against him, they have reached a dead end on leads to locate Guerrero, said Detextive David Carver of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s homicide bureau. “This is just the next step where we need to go,” Carver said. “We’ve done everything else. We’re hoping this reward will prompt someone to do the right thing.” A nationwide warrant has been issued for Guerrero’s arrest. Authorities believe he may be hiding out in Latin American countries, where he has family ties. Guerrero’s brother, Gabriel, now 25, was also shot in the altercation with Dasalla and was arrested the following day. He pleaded not guilty to murder charges during his arraignment in July 2005, and is now in custody awaiting trial. Authorities believe Daniel Guerrero was the gunman while Gabriel Guerrero was the driver and made initial contact when they approached Dasalla in a red minivan. Carver said the shooting was likely retaliatory – there was an earlier attack on a third Guerrero brother, David. However, Dasalla was apparently at work when the incident happened, Carver said. The Gabrielino High senior was a nose guard on the football team who practiced karate, rode dirt bikes and had plans to go to college, according to his family. Dasalla’s mother, Maria Dasalla, said she grieves for her son every day. The family had asked the city for help in July. “Not a minute goes by that I don’t think of him,” said the Rosemead resident. “I shouldn’t have my hopes up, but I do. I have faith in our system and hopefully we’ll get justice.” patricia.ho@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4586 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

Iverson skips games

first_imgDENVER – Allen Iverson’s swollen right ankle doesn’t have any structural damage, but he still stayed home while the Denver Nuggets left for a two-game trip to the Midwest. Iverson aggravated his sprained ankle during overtime in the Nuggets’ loss to New Orleans on Wednesday night. He had 22 points, nine assists and four rebounds in his return from a four-game absence, but wasn’t his usual self as he had to settle for jumpers. An MRI on Thursday didn’t show any structural damage. Iverson realized he shouldn’t have rushed back to help his struggling team, which has lost seven of eight. “This is a game I love to play, but even more than that, I want to be there to help, given that we are struggling the way we are,” Iverson said. “I wanted to go out and give us a lift, but the way my ankle was in the second half, I can’t help that way.” Iverson will miss the Nuggets’ games at Indiana tonight and Milwaukee on Saturday night, but hopes to play again Monday night against Golden State. He acknowledged, however, that he might be sidelined through the All-Star game Feb. 18 in Las Vegas. “This (team) means more to me than the All-Star game. I have been there and done that in my career. If I have to (skip it), if that’s the right thing for me to do, then that is exactly what I will do,” Iverson said. “That is something that I haven’t thought about because I don’t care about that right now. I care about this team right here.” “I think it is one of those things where I just came back too soon,” Iverson said. “I couldn’t be me on the basketball court. I am more effective being aggressive and going to the basket and making things happen.” Asked if he felt he was hurting his team rather than helping, Iverson said, “I feel like I’m hurting me, first. That’s my main concern. … Obviously, I am worried about my team, but if I am out there and I can’t be me, then I don’t think I am helping them.” center_img If Iverson backs out of his eighth All-Star appearance, that would give teammate Carmelo Anthony another crack at making his first All-Star team as one of commissioner David Stern’s injury-replacement picks. Stern has said he won’t hold Anthony’s 15-game suspension for fighting against him when choosing replacements. Coach George Karl, who has spent the last two months juggling his lineup because of trades, injuries and suspensions, kept up a brave front in the face of his latest setback regarding Iverson. “We are good enough to win without him,” Karl said, “and it will be special if we can get everyone on the court.” Center Marcus Camby (groin), who hasn’t played in a week, will be a game-time decision Saturday night. 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

North Peace Economic Development Commission updates Council on grant writer program

first_imgThose projects are valued at over $9,000,000 and the grant applications were valued at over $1,000,000. The gap comes from the fact that not all projects are fully funded. As of now $112,000 in grants has been secured.Development officer Jennifer Moore said she hopes the City will be willing continue in the partnership as they play a key part in making grants possible.“This project is funded through the Northern Development Initiative Trust. They provide a grant of $8,000. The NPDC then tops that up so we can offer a reasonable salary for our part time contractor. The City of Fort St. John’s contribution in addition to the grant money was $5,000 last year, she said.”- Advertisement -In the region there were 294 grants over the past year. 41 of those have been approved, and $680,000 in successful grants have been distributed. Since 2010 almost $5,000,000 in grants have been awarded.last_img read more


first_imgMichael Murphy was the toast of Donegal County Council when he received a civic reception yesterday. Donegal TV were on hand to capture what proved a tremendous occasion for one of Donegal’s best-loved sons.SIMPLY CLICK TO PLAY. DDTV – MICHAEL MURPHY RECEIVES CIVIC RECEPTION was last modified: December 17th, 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:donegal tvMichael Murphylast_img

Greatest ever Premier League defenders, according to clean sheets kept

first_img 12. Nourredine Naybet (Tottenham) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 40.0% of his Premier League appearances 3. Nemanja Vidic (Manchester United) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 45.0% of his Premier League appearances 18. Jamie Carragher (Liverpool) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 38.4% of his Premier League appearances 20= Ashley Cole (Arsenal, and Chelsea) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 38.2% of his Premier League appearances 19. Toby Alderweireld (Southampton, and Tottenham)– The defender has kept a clean sheet in 38.3% of his Premier League appearances 25 11. Steve Bruce (Manchester United) – The defender has kept a clean sheet in 41.2% of his Premier League Premier League appearances 8. Emiliano Insúa (Liverpool) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 43.5% of his Premier League appearances 25 25 25 4. Alex (Chelsea) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 44.2% of his Premier League appearances 20= Héctor Bellerín (Arsenal) – The defender has kept a clean sheet in 38.2% of his Premier League appearances 25 25 25 25 25 16= Marcos Alonso (Bolton, Sunderland, and Chelsea) – The defender has kept a clean sheet in 39.3% of his Premier League appearances 25 16= Sami Hyypiä (Liverpool) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 39.3% of his Premier League appearances 7. Álvaro Arbeloa (Liverpool, and West Ham) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 43.5% of his Premier League appearances 25 In the 25 years since the Premier League was first introduced in 1992, there have been some great defenders.Captains, leaders, and legends throughout the years have been charged with stopping some formidable attacks, but which stoppers – with a minimum of 30 Premier League games played – has kept the biggest percentage of clean sheets in their appearances since the division’s inception?Ranked: The 25 greatest ever Premier League playersThe 25 strikers with the best minutes per goal ratio in Premier League historyHere, talkSPORT looks at the 25 best, beginning with Manchester United hero Denis Irwin, who kept a cleant in 37 per cent of his Premier League appearances… 1. Ricardo Carvalho (Chelsea) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 46.7% of his Premier League appearances 25 2. Tony Adams (Arsenal) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 45.1% of his Premier League appearances 22= William Gallas (Arsenal, Chelsea, and Tottenham)– The defender kept a clean sheet in 38.0% of his Premier League appearances 25 25 6. John Terry (Chelsea) – The defender has kept a clean sheet in 43.5% of his Premier League appearances 25 9= Eliaquim Mangala (Manchester City) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 41.7% of his Premier League appearances 15. Paulo Ferreira (Chelsea) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 39.7% of his Premier League appearances 22= Per Mertesacker (Arsenal) – The defender has kept a clean sheet in 38.0% of his Premier League appearances 25 25 25 25 25 24= Denis Irwin (Manchester United, and Wolverhampton Wanderers) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 37.5% of his Premier League appearances… 25 25 5. Matija Nastasic (Manchester City) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 44.1% of his Premier League appearances 9= Daniel Agger (Liverpool) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 41.7% of his Premier League appearances 14. Gary Pallister (Manchester United, and Middlesbrough) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 39.8% of his Premier League appearances 25 25 24= Rio Ferdinand (West Ham, Leeds United, and Manchester United) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 37.5% of his Premier League appearances 13. David May (Blackburn, and Manchester United) – The defender kept a clean sheet in 39.9% of his Premier League appearances 25last_img read more

The amazing line-ups the Premier League ‘big six’ could field next season

first_imgThe 2018/19 Premier League fixtures have been announced and two of last season’s top six will face off on the opening day.Reigning champions Manchester City travel to the Emirates to play Arsenal, who have Unai Emery in the dugout for the first time. RANKED Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? The only top six side to change their manager in the close season, Arsenal are also presented with the hardest opening day task by playing against champions City.Having finished 12 points off fourth place last term, new boss Unai Emery has plenty of work to do to close the gap on the top four, never mind the title.Bernd Leno may end up between the sticks against City as the ageing Petr Cech is finally replaced, while new signing Stephan Lichtsteiner could be joined by Dortmund’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos, with a deal for the Greek centre-back expected to be completed next month.Sampdoria defensive midfielder Lucas Torreira is also on the brink of a move to the Emirates, replacing the powerful but erratic Granit Xhaka.Arsenal’s front five, for all their defensive worries, is among the strongest in the league on paper, and should receive a significant boost if Aaron Ramsey – favourite to take the armband under Emery – signs the five-year deal offered to him by the club. three-way race Spurs spent much of last season playing a back three, but with Alderweireld seemingly already out of the door, manager Mauricio Pochettino could well revert to 4-2-3-1 for the new campaign.Mousa Dembele could also be off, leaving Dele Alli to slide into the deeper midfield position he should make his own for England at the World Cup, alongside Paris Saint-Germain’s Adrien Rabiot, reportedly a key Spurs target this summer.A well-settled frontline could be bolstered by the arrival of Anthony Martial from Manchester United, should his club agree to include him in the deal for Alderweireld.Harry Kane will of course lead the line once again after 135 goals in the last four seasons including 41 last term, as Spurs look to end a 58-year drout at the summit of English football. Chelsea’s possible starting XI for the new season 7 How Spurs could look with a couple of new players Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Man City’s possible starting line-up on 11 August The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star With the big hitters stronger than ever, and all looking to catch City after their dominant 100-point campaign brought them a third Premier League title, how will they line up to start the new season?New faces, outgoings and a raft of rumoured targets make for some big changes in their starting XIs, and expect tactical shifts to come into play as managers try out new systems, having fine-tuned them in pre-season.All six will be keen to avoid slow starts after sending a combined 71 players to the World Cup in Russia, with every point crucial as clubs fight not just for the title, but also to ensure they do not miss out on lucrative Champions League qualification.Have a look at how the ‘big six’ will shape up:1. Manchester City: Arsenal (A) Despite finishing second and reaching the FA Cup final, United were heavily criticised for their playing style, and lost to all three promoted teams in the Premier League.Looking to improve in Europe as well as domestically, Toby Alderweireld should finally complete his move from Spurs to shore up the defence, while Philipp Max, who provided a staggering 12 assists from left-back for Augsburg last season, could add further dynamism on the flanks.United’s midfield could end up being one of the most expensive in history, with £52million signing Fred joining former world-record transfer Paul Pogba, and Europe’s hottest prospect, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic rumoured to be on his way in a blockbuster £115m deal from Lazio.The spending is unlikely to stop there, as manager Jose Mourinho looks to exploit Gareth Bale’s precarious position at Real Madrid. Despite having cooled his demands to leave after Zinedine Zidane’s resignation ended their feud, Bale will accept nothing less than a starting role, which Mourinho would be only to happy to offer at Old Trafford. IN DEMAND moving on Having dominated the league on their way to finishing 19 points ahead of nearest challengers Manchester United, City’s need for improvement is not as strong as their rivals.They won’t want to stand still, though, and with an endless pot of money sitting in their coffers and the lure of manager Pep Guardiola in the dugout, they are in the mix for some of Europe’s biggest names this summer.Jerome Boateng struggled at the Etihad after joining in 2010, departing just 12 months later for Bayern, but he is now among the world’s best at his position and is being linked with a return to City.Napoli’s deep-lying midfielder Jorginho is also rumoured to be Manchester-bound, taking over the holding role from Fernandinho, whose fitness may be a concern having turned 33 last month.Further forward, expect much of the same from City’s electric front line, with this being the season Gabriel Jesus makes the striker’s berth his own. LIVING THE DREAM Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer A possible Man United starting XI for the new season 2. Manchester United: Leicester City (H) 7 5. Chelsea: Huddersfield Town (A) Arsenal could have a new goalkeeper for next season Man City won the Premier League with 100 points last season Liverpool’s midfield and attack is very strong already LATEST targets Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing LATEST TRANSFER GOSSIP ON TALKSPORT.COM targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti 7 3. Tottenham Hotspur: Newcastle United (A) 7 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father TOP WORK 4. Liverpool: West Ham United (H) Chelsea appear the hardest to predict, with Antonio Conte’s future still hanging in the balance and the futures of key players Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante looking insecure.Should Conte stay, he will likely demand backing in the transfer window, and could dip into his homeland to pick up Roma and Napoli wing-backs Alessandro Florenzi and Elseid Hysaj, both reportedly the subject of strong interest from the Blues.Club captain Gary Cahill could find himself on the fringes to begin the season, with Andreas Christensen expected to be given the chance to nail down a starting role after a promising start to the 2017/18 season, though he faded after Christmas.Ruben Loftus-Cheek should slot back into midfield after an excellent loan spell at Crystal Palace, with Tiemoue Bakayoko relegated to the bench after a disappointing debut season.Despite Chelsea’s worries up front, they are not being linked strongly with any strikers, which would present £60m man Alvaro Morata the chance to finally make a long-term mark on the club after a worrying decline in the second half of last season. 7 7 REVEALED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 7 6. Arsenal: Manchester City (H) Jurgen Klopp is very quickly building a phenomenal starting line-up at Anfield, already adding Fabinho and Naby Keita to his midfield for a combined £88m.Roma goalkeeper Alisson kept 17 clean sheets in 37 Serie A games in the 2017/18 season and has attracted interest from the likes of Real Madrid, but Liverpool will be confident of signing the Brazil no.1 after getting a good look at him during their run to the Champions League final last season.Shoring up the goalkeeping situation will be a huge boost for the club’s push to win a first title since 1990, with current options Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius failing to inspire confidence among the Anfield faithful.The visit of West Ham will likely come too soon for injured star Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who will probably not return until April after his knee injury ruled him out of the final and this summer’s World Cup, allowing Jordan Henderson back in. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 have 89 Premier League games EXCLUSIVELY live in 2018/19last_img read more


first_imgIT’S not often that all of our main TV stations agree – but all are agreed that today will be glorious.It will be colder – with a ground frost in many areas to start before temperatures rise to around 9c or 10c.RTE, BBC and Sky however are all warning us to enjoy it – before rain arrives after dusk. If you are out and about today enjoy the autumn sunshine.And send us your pix to info@donegaldaily.com by midnight tonight to win a lovely prize!Entries are open to all donegaldaily readers worldwide – so if it’s sunny where you are, send in your pictures as well. (We can always give the prize to a friend or relative here in Donegal.)The best picture will win lunch for two at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Letterkenny, courtesy of donegaldaily.com. Usual rules apply. So get snapping…WEATHER: GLORIOUS TUESDAY FOR DONEGAL…NOW WIN LUNCH FOR 2! was last modified: November 22nd, 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 weatherdonegaldaily.comwin lunch for twolast_img read more

Story of medieval Malin site to be uncovered under heritage scheme

first_imgThe Old Church at Malin Well has been revealed as one of the newest sites to join the ‘Adopt a Monument Scheme’ by the Heritage Council.The medieval church ruin is located by the sea at Malin Head, the northernmost tip of Donegal. The sacred site has been linked with early Christianity in Inishowen and has long been a place of pilgrimage.This year, the Old Church will benefit from specialist expertise and mentoring under the Adopt a Monument Scheme. The scheme will assist the Malin Well Conservation Group, who are hoping to further research the story of the site and work with professionals to carry out conservation work to ensure the protection of the site.The Adopt a Monument Scheme offers expertise, mentoring and support to communities to help them care for their local heritage. Seven sites in Ireland were chosen from an open public competition this year.The seven sites chosen include:Esker Church, Lucan, Co. DublinMoygara Castle, Co SligoKilkerrin Battery Fort, Co. ClareThe Graves of the Leinstermen, Co. TipperaryMalin Well Old Church, Co. DonegalMoated Site, Ballyogan, Co. KilkennyKilmurry Lime Kiln, Co. ClareSpeaking about the sites chosen, Virginia Teehan, CEO of the Heritage Council said, “While it was originally planned to have just four new sites join the Scheme, we received over 50 applications from energized community groups across Ireland. The enthusiasm of the seven groups shortlisted made it impossible to choose between them. Each of the sites are unique and represent important aspects of Ireland’s heritage. We are really looking forward to working with the communities to uncover the stories of their sites”, added Ms Teehan Featured image credit: Abarta HeritageStory of medieval Malin site to be uncovered under heritage scheme was last modified: June 19th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:adopt a monument schemeHeritage CouncilMalin Headold church malin welllast_img read more