Two armed bandits on Monday evening beat and robbed a Corentyne businesswoman, taking hundreds of thousands in cash and valuables.The incident occurred about 18:35h.Reports are that two masked men – one armed with a cutlass and the other with a gun –pounced on businesswoman Savitry Jagnandand, 44, at Number 72 Village, Corentyne, and demanded cash. This publication was told that at the time of the incident, Jagnandand was in a hammock with her son.The men, after entering the yard, immediately started demanding valuables. The intruders beat and bound the woman’s son, before locking him in a storeroom in the lower flat of the two-storey house. Guyana Times was told that the men then took the businesswoman into the upper flat where they further demanded cash and jewellery.This publication was told that she handed over an undisclosed quantity of jewellery along with 5,000 in cash and an electronic tablet. The bandits also took a Samsung Galaxy cellular phone and a quantity of phone cards before escaping.Up to press time, no arrest was made; however, B Division Commander, Assistant Commissioner Ian Amsterdam said that Police were looking for two men who previously committed robberies on the Number 63 Beach in April. According to him, since then Police have stepped up their surveillance and conducted several searches in the area.“They went quiet for a while, but we are suspecting that they would have committed these two robberies, but we are not getting a description as to how they look,” he told this publication.In April, a vehicle operator was robbed of valuables which included cellular phones, cash, and jewellery while driving along a lonely spot on the Number 63 Beach. During that same period, a couple relaxing on the beach also suffered a similar fate. On both occasions, the perpetrators were a man carrying a shotgun and another one carrying a cutlass.
WE’RE No. 1 again, top of the nation’s manufacturing heap. Chicago still can’t shoulder the load. Last year, Los Angeles County had 911,000 workers making stuff versus 390,200 in Chicago. And the county’s 1.5 percent vacancy rate is the nation’s lowest. In the San Fernando Valley, the vacancy rate finished the year at 1.8 percent. Part of this glass is half-empty, though. However, Dan Blake, director of the San Fernando Valley Economic Research Center at California State University, Northridge, said industrial land is worth more if marketed for other uses. “Most of the industrial activity is single story and the land is valued less per square foot than it is for office and residential,” he said. A lot less, actually. Blake estimates residential developers will pay about $200 a square foot for land, while industrial fetches between $50 and $75 a square foot. The air above those single-story operations is valuable as developable space, too. “There has been a rush by developers in Southern California to buy (industrial land) and do residential projects. Industrial land has also been lost to retail development and to construction of schools or other public facilities,” Kyser laments. Kyser’s report makes a case for a preservation effort in the industrial sector. Given the challenges facing Los Angeles schools, manufacturing can offer a career path to a middle-class lifestyle. Smaller firms offer on-the-job training and work with community colleges. Salaries are above those in other sectors, and workers often have health benefits. Manufacturing tends to have a higher multiplier effect – one job here supports others in different areas. “A lot of people are scrambling to find good workers,” Kyser said. He’d like to see an effort to revitalize some older industrial areas to prevent further erosion of the industrial base. Another problem is that companies are trying to make more stuff with fewer workers (increased productivity) and have sent work overseas where labor is less expensive. Blake also said the nature of Los Angeles manufacturing personality is also changing, from front-line workers who make things to more technical design and engineering. “The jobs are changing to higher-skilled tech jobs. There are still a lot of those other jobs left, just not as many.” email@example.com (818) 713-3743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! There were 9,400 fewer folks making stuff here in 2006 than the year before. Worse, the places where they make stuff are disappearing, too. And that’s not too good for the economy. That’s a problem, says Jack Kyser, vice president and chief economist for the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., who last week released his annual state-of-manufacturing report. “Manufacturing in Southern California could be called the forgotten industry, as most people think it has all gone away, or that (it) is not worth saving,” Kyser lamented in his report. Land zoned for industrial use is a hot commodity.
0Shares0000Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Margaret Kobia addressing the residents of Korogocho.NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 1 – Following President Uhuru Kenyatta’s order, the National Youth Service (NYS) has vacated the football ground it had occupied in Korogocho, Cabinet Secretary for Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs Margaret Kobia announced on Thursday.Kobia also directed the NYS to level the field, plant grass and put goal posts immediately so that the area youth can begin to host tournaments in Korogocho. The CS further directed the NYS to rehabilitate a community building bordering the field, which had been occupied by the NYS personnel who have been carrying out community service in the area.On other issues raised by the area youth pertaining to the management of the field, after various groups laid claim, the CS directed the local government administration to find a lasting solution.Kids playing at the Korogocho playing ground that was occupied by NYS.Korogocho based football academy Acakoro was handed a priceless gift last Monday when President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered the NYS to vacate from the piece of land they had occupied eating up into almost half of the team’s training ground.Acakoro, famed for its U-11 side’s victory over Barcelona in the Donauauen Cup in 2016 had been forced to either train in shifts in the squeezed field or seek alternatives, thus hindering their training regime.The President directed that the NYS vacate the field, asking Cabinet Secretary for Gender and Youth Margaret Kobia who was present to ensure that is followed up and the same is implemented.“The young man I was sitting next to tells me their pitch in Korogocho was taken away by the NYS and now we have agreed today and madam CS is there, she will rectify that situation.President Uhuru Kenyatta speaks at State House, Nairobi during the FIFA World Cup trophy tour luncheon. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNYS will relocate to a new place and make sure you fix their field and you sort it out so that they are able to play their game,” President Kenyatta said, directing the orders to Kobia.The President was speaking during the hosting of the FIFA World Cup trophy at State House in Nairobi where Acakoro was one of the teams invited for the event.The Director General of NYS Richard Ndubai, who accompanied the CS, said work on the playground was to start immediately and take about one week to complete both assignments.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
0Shares0000Happy days: Manchester United’s caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer enjoyed a winning start at CardiffLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 23 – Manchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer instructed his side to “be positive on the ball” ahead of Saturday’s convincing win over Cardiff, according to Marcus Rashford.Rashford fired the Red Devils in front after just three minutes of play, before Ander Herrera made it 2-0 on the half-hour mark. Cardiff pulled one back from the penalty spot, but any hopes of a comeback were swiftly quashed as Anthony Martial added a third before the half-time break and Jesse Lingard netted a brace in the second half. It was certainly a positive start in what was Solskjaer first game in charge following the recent departure of Jose Mourinho, while it was the first time United scored five goals in Wales since Alex Ferguson was in charge.When quizzed on what Solskjaer had told the team ahead of kick-off, Rashford told BT Sport: “He wants us to be positive on the ball and always look for the gaps and play positive football and that was just the start today.“Today was a good start but we will improve and get better at it.”Looking back to the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool and what had changed in the Cardiff victory, Lingard added:“I think the quick play, the lads played forward very quickly and were positive with ball and we were making runs off the ball the midfield were playing higher and the full backs are higher and we pegged them back and created a lot of chances through that.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
1 Marseille have made an offer for Tottenham midfielder Benjamin Stambouli, according to reports in France.talkSPORT told you back in May about the Ligue 1 club’s interest in the 24-year-old, who is rumoured to be on the move this summer.The Frenchman only moved to White Hart Lane 10 months ago, arriving from Montpellier for around £5m.However, since then he has failed to nail down a regular spot in the Spurs side, with reports claiming he was already set for a return to France.And now, according to L’Equipe, that switch has moved one step closer with Marseille submitting a bid for the former Montpellier man.Marseille were chasing Stambouli before he joined Tottenham last summer and are hoping they can lure him to his hometown club. Benjamin Stambouli
The ‘Centre Of Excellence’ team are so proud to announce that they have been placed in 2nd position for Ulster Salon of the Year at the glamorous Schwarzkopf Hairdressing Business Awards held in the RDS, Dublin yesterday evening.Some of the Patrick Gildea crew at the awards.The RDS was packed with the crème de la crème of hairdressing professionals from all over Ireland.Lorraine Keane announced the second placed Ulster Salon of the Year as Patrick Gildea hairdressing and commented the salon was a name she had heard a lot of during the course of the evening, a tribute to just how many awards that they were shortlisted for. A rapturous applause and screams of excitement was heard when Patrick himself collected the award on behalf of the team.He said “We were honoured to be shortlisted for this award and are absolutely delighted to get placed 2nd in the whole of Ulster for Salon of the year. We are delighted that our hard work has been recognised within the hairdressing industry and feel that it is a great reflection on the experience that we deliver to all our clients. A very special thank you to the whole team who work so hard to deliver the best experience in the North West for all our clients.”For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of attending the “Centre of Excellence” yet, you can expect the best Hairdressing experience in the North West where you are treated like a special guest. The luxurious salon provides a haven for clients who can fully relax in a beautiful surroundings being taken care of by a highly talented, friendly team of professionals who are constantly training to develop their skills even further. It just goes to show you don’t have to go outside Donegal to get the highest standards of hairdressing in an award winning salon! PATRICK GILDEA HAIRDRESSING COMES SECOND IN ULSTER SALON OF YEAR was last modified: March 31st, 2015 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:awardsPatrick Gildea
It’s not often that Bono drops into your birthday party.But then again it’s not eveyday that you’re 100 years old. Well known Stranorlar woman Annie McIntyre hit that very milestone today and her extended threw her a party to remember which just happened to last all of last weekend.It was an amazing weekend had by all, from meeting everyone and trying to memorise names, then onto the competitive sports day Saturday where the outdoors fun continued, cousins met up after many years and some met for the first time, then they competed in family relays and obstacle courses, credit to Uncle Seamus McIntyre as his family won the most titles!The fun didn’t end there, John Duffy ensured that all Annie’s children, grand children and great grandchildren all got something to eat and then it was bedtime for the little people and the craic was just continuing for the adults as Liam McIntyre hosted a Mr & Mrs Competition, everyone had to enter by taking a ticket and you could feel the atmosphere was electric as each couple’s name was pulled out of the entries.Up each couple went where Liam Jnr McIntyre and Jason Friel ensured there was no cheating. All of the audience were in hysterics laughing as Liam put the questions to partners, Congratulations to Margaret & ALfie Lunch who won the Mr & Mrs, everyone was a great sport well done to all! Then it was Liam McIntyre Jnr who kept us all on our toes until the wee hours with a disco like no other you just had to keep dancing all night through. As the national anthem began we knew it was time to dash home, get some beauty sleep as the big day was yet to come.Sunday arrives v early 🙂 which was all good and it was off to celebrate mass for Granny’s 100th Birthday!Everyone gathered in the chapel, cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and all of Granny’s guests, it was a beautiful spiritual mass in which all of Granny’s children played a role in the celebration of mass and those family members that are in heaven were all remembered and prayed for and we were reminded they are all still with us and we hold them close in our hearts every day.Father McAteer talked about family and togetherness and how Granny is so alive and enjoys spending time with all her family and friends and has always had a keen interest in how everyone is getting on and she keeps up with all her family, she is used to spending time with everyone face to face and loves visitors, he did say however that if her family extends much more he will be organizing her a face book page to keep up with all of them!Then it was time for photos and that was fun trying to get everyone in the one picture, Granny, her children her 82 great grandchildren, 122 great great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren.Then it was time for the Donegal match – and we won so this added to the joys! Everyone then enjoyed a fabulous dinner thanks to Tommy Gallen and his team at the Villa Rose. The organizing committee had arranged a full evenings cabaret show which was second to none and was made up of all family members showing their talent. Edel Duffy presented Granny with a “This is your Life” presentation which began the day Granny was born and moved through the years capturing all the memories of her life and all the moves from station to station with Granddad the Station Master Willie McIntyre, it told us where all 17 children were born and even included photos of past and present, it was out of this world and i don’t think there was a dry eye in the house afterwards with heartfelt emotion.Meanwhile the children were entertained with a magician and then when we got them back on stage we had irish dancing, poetry, beautiful singing all performed by Granny’s grandchildren and then some surprises including a skit performed by John Duffy and Kelly McIntyre in “help is there a doctor” – everyone was laughing and then just as we though it couldn’t get any more exciting a few surprise guests popped into sing for Granny – “Daniel O Donnell, Bono, Johnny Cash & even Tina Turner who finished up doing the splits all performed by grandchild Mark McIntyre.Thank you to Kevin Brosnan & Elaine McIntyre who compared for the night and ensured everything ran smoothly and a huge thank you to DJ Liam who wrapped up the night with a great disco finale.The family would officially like to wish Granny a very Happy 100th Birthday – today is her actual birthday 23rd July! We all are looking forward to 101!! BONO TURNS UP TO HELP GRANNY MCINTYRE CELEBRATE HER CENTURY was last modified: July 23rd, 2012 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:Annie McIntyrebirthday
Mevagh Men’s Group – will have their usual meeting next Tuesday 5th March at 8:00 pm in the Resource Centre.Women’s Book Club – will have their monthly meeting on Tuesday 5th March at 8.00pm. New members are always welcome to join this group.Downings Tidy Towns – will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, 5th March at 8pm in the Mevagh Resource Centre. All Welcome. Craft Group meet every Thursday at the Resource Centre from 10.30 am until 12.00 noon.Slim R Us – Karen McGlinchey has commenced a class every other Thursday in the Mevagh Resource Centre. The next class will take place this Thursday 7th March from 6.00 – 7.00pm. Further details from Karen on 086 3470798.Mevagh Busy Bees – Parent, Baby and toddler group meet every Friday morning from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon. Cost now reduced to €3 per family! Bring along your busy bees for some fun.Traditional Music Group – Runs each Friday evening commencing at 8:00 pm. This group is open to beginners as well as accomplished musicians of any instruments and provides a perfect opportunity to learn new songs, practice & share knowledge of Traditional music. Mevagh Ramblers Walk – Mevagh Ramblers walking club have a 10K (approx. 3 hrs) walk this Saturday, March 2nd. The walk, which will be led by Eoin, begins at Singing Pub, Atlantic Drive at 10am and takes us up Gáinne, crossing Atlantic Drive, down onto Trá na Rossan beach and back to Singing Pub. It is quite hilly and will travel over mixed terrain, so proper footwear and clothing is essential. Remember to bring a snack and your camera. Meet at Singing Pub at 10am. Reminder, Mevagh Ramblers Walking Festival takes place from 1 – 3rd June inclusive. It is part of ‘The Gathering’. There will be 2 walks on Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd. One a moderate walk and the other a strenuous walk. On Monday, June 3rd a Leisurely Informative/Historical Walk will take place. More details to follow. Yoga for Beginners – Help reduce stress and tension, create a sense of well being and calm and improve muscle tone, flexibility, strength and stamina. A six-week course will commence in the Mevagh Family Resource Centre, Downings on Thursday 4th April at 7pm. Cost is €40. Contact Helen on 087 0545744 to reserve your place. Classes for Children and Senior Citizens to follow.DD LOCAL – MEAVAGH RESOURCE CENTRE NOTES, DOWNINGS was last modified: February 26th, 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:DowningsMevagh Resource Centre notes
The site dug up by Gardai at CashelardA former leading Garda has slammed an operation which dug up a site using a JCB as part of the search for the body of Mary Boyle.A leading geophysical company, Scantech, believed they had identified an area, which may have contained a body at Cashelard on the outskirts of Ballyshannon.The company was due to hand its full report to Gardai last week. But officers moved into the site last Wednesday and dug up a quarter acre site using a JCB.After digging for a day, the search was completed with found nothing.However, retired Garda Sgt Alan Bailey, who worked with the Serious Crime Unit, said a much more thorough search should have been carried out.In fact, he said an archeological-type dig using scraping tools should have checked every inch of soil. “I have never heard of a JCB being used in a search for a shallow graver. In fact it would just be about the last thing you would use,” he said.Gardai told Donegal Daily they are not making any comment on the latest dig for the six year old who went missing 36 years ago. FORMER GARDA SLAMS DIG OPERATION IN SEARCH FOR MISSING MARY BOYLE was last modified: April 21st, 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:CashelarddigGardaiMARY BOYLE
SOCCER: Finn Harps titles hopes have been dealt a blow after Athlone Town held Ollie Horgan’s side at Finn Park.Harps were dealt a devastating blow when they were reduced to ten men when Josh Mailey was shown a straight red card. Mailey’s tackle on Derek Doyle was deemed reckless and nasty by referee John McLaughlin.Despite the setback Harps were denied what looked like a stonewall penalty when Raymond Foy was fouled inside the penalty area.John McLaughlin waved away the appeals from the Harps player, while assistant manager James Gallagher was furious and vented his fury at fourth official Shane O’Brien.The sides went in at the interval all level with Harps still reeling from Mailey’s dismissal. In the second-half Athlone pressed looking for the breakthrough but a resolute Harps defence held firm.Ollie Horgan sent on Michael Funston and Kevin McHugh and the pair combined to create an opportunity for Nathan Boyle.His shot struck the inside of the post and rolled across before McHugh’s follow up effort was blocked.Athlone then forced Ciaran Gallagher into a smart save as the visitors searched for a winner.Harps continued to press for a winner but were unable to find a breakthrough and the result coupled with their defeat at UCD has dented their titles hopes.Elsewhere, Shelbourne and Wexford played out a scoreless draw at Tolka Park. Shelbourne are now firmly in the race for promotion, while UCD came from behind to beat Cabinteely 3-1.Pictures by Joe Boland.TEN-MAN HARPS HELD AT HOME TO ATHLONE TOWN was last modified: July 31st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Home-page Sportnews