Teen drowns in Pomeroon River

first_imgA search has been launched to recover the body of a teenager who drowned on Saturday while swimming in the Pomeroon River, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).Dead is 17-year-old Jafaun (only name given), a labourer of Moruca and Grant Tenez Ferme, Lower Pomeroon River. The incident occurred at about 14:00h.According to the police report, Jafaun left his home in Moruca, Region One (Barima-Waini), to work on a farm at lower Pomeroon. The teenager reportedly consumed alcohol on a regular basis.His employer, Carl Roberts, told investigators that he left to go to the backdam on Saturday morning, leaving Jafaun at home. He noted that at about 14:30h, he was informed by his daughters that Jafaun was drinking earlier on the farm and went in the Pomeroon River to swim.The man said he was told that the teenager swam to the deeper part of the river, where he was seen “fighting up” in the water before disappearing. This was reportedly witnessed by two females on the farm.A search team was formed but the teenager was not located.The matter was reported to the police and an investigation has been launched.last_img read more

Sterling defends assault rifle tattoo

first_img0Shares0000Raheem Sterling has been forced to defend an assault rifle tattoo © AFP / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, May 29 – Manchester City and England star Raheem Sterling has been forced to defend his new tattoo of an M16 assault rifle.Sterling posted a picture of himself training with his England team-mates at St George’s Park, with a tattoo of an assault rifle on the winger’s right calf clearly visible. Lucy Cope, who founded Mothers Against Guns after her son Damian was shot dead outside a club in central London in July 2012, said the ink was “totally unacceptable”.She told the Sun: “We demand he has the tattoo lasered off or covered up with a different tattoo.“If he refuses he should be dropped from the England team.“He’s supposed to be a role model but chooses to glamorise guns.”But Sterling, who helped City win the Premier League title in April and is currently preparing for next month’s World Cup, alluded to the tattoo having a “deeper meaning”.In a post on Instagram, the 23-year-old said: “When I was 2 my father died from being gunned down to death I made a promise to myself I would never touch a gun in my life time, I shoot with my right foot so it has a deeper meaning N still unfinished.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Burnley 4-1 Derby: Clarets move up to third in the Championship as the Rams’ winless run continues

first_img1 Burnley struck three times in 12 minutes to beat Derby at Turf Moor to leapfrog the Rams and move into third in the Championship table.Derby defender Richard Keogh put through his own net in the first half, before Jacob Butterfield levelled the scores less than a minute later.However second-half penalties from Andre Gray and Sam Vokes, plus a Scott Arfield goal put the game out of reach of Paul Clement’s side.The win leaves the Clarets five points off to top of the Championship table after remaining unbeaten since Boxing Day’s defeat to league leaders Hull.Derby raced out of the blocks and were almost ahead inside 10 minutes but Tom Heaton beat away Tom Ince’s early effort while full-back Cyrus Christie caused chaos with a number of dangerous, whipped crosses.The game exploded into life on 29 minutes when, completely against the run of play, Burnley took the lead.Former Aston Villa man Matthew Lowton’s cross was flicked in beyond his own goalkeeper by Derby’s Keogh.However, a mere 26 seconds later, the visitors were level through a stunning Butterfield volley from 20 yards after a great flick on from Chris Martin.The Rams began the second half similarly to the way they began the first, keeping Burnley’s defence penned back into their own half while maintaining good pressure on the goal.However, just like in the first half it was Burnley who scored when Gray bundled through two challenges before he was brought down by Keogh.Gray stepped up and converted the resulting penalty, sending Scott Carson the wrong way.And Carson found himself facing another spot kick when Jason Shackell, on his return to the club he once captained, literally handed Burnley their second penalty in four minutes.This time it was Vokes who took the responsibility and stroked the ball down the middle of the goal to put the Clarets 3-1 up.It got worse for Shackell on 66 minutes when the shot of Arfield hit him to balloon over Carson to continue Derby’s terrible winless run which stretches all the way back to Boxing Day. Sean Dyche last_img read more

Being kept in limbo over fate of Limbo and the babies

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonSister Five told us, no doubt to assuage the fears of kids who had lost unbaptised siblings, that Limbo housed in comfort all those who never had a chance – with but one drawback. They might only see God way, way off in the distance. You know, like Catalina on a clear day. That’s not so bad. But there were other, darker images, too, like Jacopo Bellini’s 15th century depiction of Christ’s descent into Limbo. In it, souls kneel before Christ in the mouth of a deep cave. Only there are no little kids in the picture. No babies, no explaining what happened to little brothers and sisters who didn’t make the cut. But there are winged, horned devils and I have to say that one horrific devil image trumps everything St. Thomas Aquinas said about it being not such a bad place. Maybe even, he said, a good and happy place, a kind of Hoboken to the shining New York across the water. Dante would place Limbo in hell’s first circle, located on the River Acheron’s far side and populated with guys like Homer, Ovid, Horace and famous Muslims led by the invincible Saladin. Still later, Blake made it a magic kingdom for little souls. Several years ago, Pope John Paul II appointed a commission to look into all this and just this week a spokesman for the group said, “We need to consider that many (unbaptised) children die victim to modern evils,” like war and starvation and all the other things that look pretty much like old evils. And here’s the worst part. While horrible sinners might, on technicalities, reach heaven, the Eagle Scouts of Limbo were in stir for eternity. All this because medieval theologians couldn’t repudiate St. Augustine’s contention that baptism was a necessary part of salvation. Limbus inferni became the twisty way around the big-time saint. But it was never, as I was surprised to learn today from a Vatican front man on “Today,” an official part of the church doctrine. After all that childhood consternation, I find that it is all a 1,500-year-old theological opinion waiting to be downgraded like an urban myth. Still, it was a darn good myth. Soon the International Theological Commission will rule on all the souls stranded in Limbo, a place where – I’d like to believe – the righteous and innocent can see God any time they like. Update: On April 19, 2007, the International Theological Commission acknowledged that the ordinary way of salvation is by the sacrament of baptism, but concluded there existed “strong grounds for hope that God will save infants when we have not been able to do for them what we would have wished to do, namely, to baptize them into the faith and life of the Church.” I want to hear your comments. Connect with me at john.bogert@dailybreeze.com, call 310-543-6681 or send a letter to Daily Breeze/John Bogert, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503-4077. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! This week the Vatican let it be known that Limbo, downgraded since 1992 from its status as a condo project for the unbaptised, is about to get red-tagged. And I can’t tell you how much this bothers me. That’s because I spent most of fourth grade bugging Sister Mary of the Five Holy Wounds about this place that was neither hell nor heaven, this outgrowth of confusion over the idea that only the baptized could flow through the gates of heaven. Talk about a concept born in confusion and stuck there ever since. I mean, if only the baptized could enter heaven, then what happened to Abraham and all the prophets chosen by God himself? And what happens to all those good non-Catholics who take different paths to the same end? Even more horrifying, to children of yore, is what happens to unbaptized babies? This might seem laughable in this more enlightened time, but in a day when this sort of thing was taken seriously, I knew heartbroken women who prayed endlessly for babies miscarried and stillborn. It wasn’t bad enough that they didn’t get to live. No, because of circumstances beyond their control these unlucky souls would lodge forever in Limbo. And all Sister Five (as we called her) could do was speculate, and answer as best she could our dumb question about an idea passed down to us by learned church scholars who also believed that the black plague was caused by impure gasses. last_img read more

RATHMULLAN LEFT STUNNED AFTER IT LOSES GREEN FLAG STATUS

first_imgRathmullan business owners have been left shocked after the beachside village lost its Green Flag status.An Taisce announced this afternoon that the seaside village has lost its status because of the quality of its bathing water.Overall Donegal still maintains the highest number of Blue and Green flags, 13 blue and five green accreditations.Blue Flags will continue to fly in Downings, Bundoran, Fintra, Rossnowlagh, Carrickfin, Culdaff, Fintra, Killahoey, Marble Hill, Lisfannon, Murvagh, Narin, Magherawarden and Shroove. Green Flags are awarded to areas which don’t have the amenities for Blue Flags, but have excellent bathing quality.Donegal’s five green flag beaches are now located at Dooey Beach, Magheraroarty, Port Arthur, Ballyhernan and Drumnatinney.RATHMULLAN LEFT STUNNED AFTER IT LOSES GREEN FLAG STATUS was last modified: May 28th, 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:An TaisceBlue FlagdonegalRathmullanRed Flaglast_img read more

USC claims NFL Coliseum team would hurt program

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsColiseum officials reacted bitterly to a letter from USC President Steven Sample who wondered whether the university’s interests would be marginalized by the NFL. In a letter dated Friday but only made public Tuesday, Sample urged the Coliseum Commission not to sign a lease agreement with the NFL until the university worked out its own sublease with the league. The letter set off a stream of invective from commission members, some of whom accused the University of Southern California of trying to sabotage the deal. “It was a clumsy and transparent attempt to interfere in our business,” Coliseum Commission member David Israel said. “I think USC likes having a monopoly on football and will do whatever it takes to keep this from happening. For years, they’ve known about this process. Now, why is USC running to daddy in such a public way?” Sample and Stanley Gold, chairman of USC’s board of trustees, discussed a partnership with the NFL over dinner last week in New York with Tagliabue and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, but little was thought to have come of it. DENVER – Efforts to return pro football to the Southland inched forward Tuesday as NFL owners quibbled about the feasibility of a Los Angeles venue and USC raised concerns its football program could suffer if a pro team ends up in the Coliseum. Meeting in Denver, the NFL did manage to authorize Commissioner Paul Tagliabue to spend up to $10 million to study construction costs at the Memorial Coliseum and Angel Stadium in Anaheim. It also scheduled meetings next month with business leaders in Los Angeles and Orange County to gauge local support for hosting a sports team. But the day’s talks proved plenty of bumps remain on the NFL’s long slog back to the nation’s second-leading market. “We’ll hear something is in the lease agreement, but it’s nothing to worry about until the NFL is coming,” USC general counsel Todd Dickey said. “We’ve been hearing that for two or three years but every time it gets close to a decision, there’s an announcement from the league and then it’s pushed off.” In a separate move Tuesday, owners were miffed when Tagliabue bypassed all 32 owners and got approval from the finance committee to spend up to $5 million at each of the Southland sites. Many of the owners in small markets believe the money could be spent better elsewhere. The move, and the letter from Sample, underscored the sensitive and fragile state of the NFL’s negotiations in Los Angeles. After years as a back-burner issue, NFL owners as well as stakeholders in Los Angeles are grappling with issues that after years of hypothetical talk, suddenly seem real. Some owners are struggling to justify the estimated price tag of $800 million for a stadium that requires little or no land costs, infrastructure improvements or parking expenses. Meanwhile, several Exposition Park tenants, including USC, have questioned whether their interests will be protected. USC’s letter came after USC officials saw the latest draft of the lease agreement between the Coliseum and the NFL on Thursday, their first look at it in months, according to Dickey. Dickey said USC wanted to inform the Coliseum officials of the negotiating points it considered important – that seating not drop below 80,000, that the renovation not keep USC out of the Coliseum for more than two years, and most importantly, that Coliseum officials not sign a lease with the NFL until the league comes to terms with USC. The lease agreement said the NFL and USC would “attempt” to reach a deal. Sample wanted stronger language. But L.A. City Councilman Bernard Parks called Sample’s letter “mind-boggling,” saying he spoke with the USC president Thursday and was told everything was going “well” with the NFL. Assemblyman Mark Ridley-Thomas, one of nine Coliseum representatives to attend the meetings, said USC had no reason to feel like “they’ve been shafted.” As of now, the main issues center on how much revenue USC would keep from sponsorships and advertising, and what the school would pay in rent. There was only slightly less tension among owners. Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson echoed concerns by colleagues who see the NFL more interested in Los Angeles than them. “We throw $10 million around like kids throw pennies against the wall” Wilson told the Sports Business Journal this week. He did not attend the Denver meeting. “It is ludicrous if the league is thinking of spending money to build a stadium or renovate a stadium (in Los Angeles),” Wilson told the journal. “The league has gotten along pretty well the last 10 years, and the TV contracts are not falling apart.” A recommendation from the committee of owners studying Los Angeles included the proviso that it is prepared to look at additional sites if significant problems are discovered. billy.witz@dailynews.com (818) 713-3621160Want 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

Crime unit on tap for holidays

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Last fall, the city added a similar patrol. In the first year of operation, those deputies were credited with making 363 arrests, including those of three murder suspects and 12 people suspected of assaults with a deadly weapon. “They can get out there and attack anything,” Mayor Jim Ledford said of the patrol. “I think it’s every deputy’s dream to work a bomber car.” For the first nine months of this year, serious crime is down 6 percent in Palmdale compared with the same period in 2004. The biggest drop is in auto thefts, down 10 percent, and burglary, down 8 percent, though murders are up from nine to 13 through Sept. 30, sheriff’s records show. While bolstering the sheriff’s contract with the city, Palmdale officials are concerned that a departmentwide manpower shortage has left the Palmdale station with 28 vacancies. The positions, for now, are being filled by deputies working overtime. “We’re not complaining about the service, but we want them to get these officers on line,” Ledford said. “We want these officers trained and out in the field.” Denham said the department is looking to hire 1,000 deputies and get them trained quickly. New deputies typically work jail duties, so their arrival will create movement within the department that will allow more experienced deputies to come to Palmdale. PALMDALE – A two-deputy, 40-hour-a-week patrol team will hit Palmdale streets in time for the holiday shopping season. Called a “bomber” car, the unit starting Dec. 1 will be used to focus on particular high-crime areas or to look for particular crimes, without being diverted to routine calls. “They are very effective,” said Lt. Bobby Denham, acting commander of the Palmdale sheriff’s station. “They can look for crimes in progress. The deputies are experienced and they don’t have to handle calls.” Approved by the Palmdale City Council on Monday night, the unit is expected to cost the city $153,000 for the remainder of this fiscal year, which runs to June 30. In a related development, Denham said the $24 million sheriff’s station under construction at Avenue Q and Sierra Highway will be completed to an extent by late November that the building can be turned over to the department. The move into the new 48,000-square-foot station will run through the winter and will be completed in March. In September, the City Council approved converting four community service officer positions from the sheriff’s contract into city jobs. The community service officers handle tasks such as taking reports on minor, nonemergency crimes; taking fingerprints; answering phones; issuing parking citations; and directing traffic at crash sites or special events. For the past four years, the city has contracted with the Sheriff’s Department for the four officers, but for each of the past two years the county has not been able to fill two of the slots. City officials believe they will be able to attract candidates to fill those slots because they will be higher-paying jobs than they were with the county. Jim Skeen, (661) 267-5743 james.skeen@dailynews.com 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

Rude awakening

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA MIRADA – The storm is long over, but the Akli family is still grappling with rebuilding the once-comfortable life ripped away from them three months ago by Hurricane Katrina.About three weeks after the storm hit, Stephan Akli, 36, his wife, Soledad Akli, 31, and their two daughters arrived in La Mirada in a truck loaded down with all the belongings they could carry.In some ways, they were among the luckier Katrina survivors.Stephan’s employer, United States Gypsum Co., helped relocate the family to a hotel near the sheet metal company’s Santa Fe Springs office, where Stephan now works as a machine operator.The Red Cross paid for the first month of their stay at the Residence Inn in La Mirada. After that, FEMA stepped in and paid their rent.Recently, however, FEMA announced it would end hotel payments for Katrina evacuees.The Aklis and thousands of other evacuees now have only until Dec. 15 to find an apartment or begin paying their hotel bill on their own.Suddenly, the Aklis got a stark introduction to Los Angeles’ high-rent apartment market.“Now we’re looking for an apartment, but they’re very expensive here,” Stephan said.While he paid about $600 for a three-bedroom apartment in Jefferson Parish, La., a similar unit costs about $1,200 here.“We were middle class there,” he said. While the hotel is comfortable, its transitory nature makes the family feel homeless and isolated, they said.Although they are grateful for the private help they’ve received from the community, they long for a place to call home, the Aklis said.But that is easier said than done.For now, their typical day begins with Soledad dropping off 11-year-old Daniela at St. Paul of the Cross school in La Mirada. Church officials facilitated getting Daniela into the school, and are helping the family in their hunt for an apartment.Then she drops Stephan off at work. Because they only have one car, Soledad serves as chauffeur, shuttling her family to and from schools and work while searching for apartments during the day with their 18-month-old daughter, Stephanie.She has learned a secret in her apartment hunting: She never discloses that she is a Hurricane Katrina evacuee.“I was told not to say that around – that we’re from Hurricane Katrina,” Soledad said, explaining that word on the grapevine has it that landlords are less willing to rent to evacuees.On a recent day, she and Stephan looked for apartments in La Mirada.The first complex they visited had a waiting list. To get on it, they needed to pay $100, they were told, and even then, there was no guarantee anything would be available.The other places they visited either didn’t have apartments large enough or had no managers on hand to show the units.Despite the difficulties in finding a permanent home, the family says they are not even considering going back to Louisiana, where their old apartment was ruined from mold.Also, they lived near a failed levee, so they worry they would have to evacuate with every new storm.“We can’t go back – there’s nothing,” said Stephan. “By next year, every time a hurricane comes, we’re going to have to be evacuated because the levees might break again.”Stephan is used to change. Born in France, he lived in Amsterdam and New York – where he drove a taxi cab in Queens – before moving to New Orleans. There, he met Soledad about five years ago.Soledad moved to New Orleans with her family from Nicaragua when she was 9. They left to escape the Sandanista-led civil war.The devastation she saw after the hurricane reminded her of the war.“It was like a war zone. The only difference is that we didn’t see any dead bodies,” she said.Although their lives have been uprooted, the Aklis are still trying to maintain some sense of normalcy. They have been to Disneyland and visited the beach.“We want to settle down, not to have to move again,” Soledad said. “The hard thing is finding something we can afford. We also have to buy furniture, food and clothes.”To donate, contact the Hurricane Katrina committee at St. Paul of the Cross church, (562) 921-2914. sandy.mazza@sgvn.com(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026last_img read more

Delight as Jasper returns home

first_imgThere’s great happiness in the Glebe, Letterkenny, as beloved family pet Jasper is reunited with his family.Jasper went exploring on Wednesday evening, but was soon reunited with his owners thanks to the work of two kind strangers and animal welfare charity Animals in Need.Owner Aisling tells Donegal Daily that she is delighted to have him home where he belongs. “He had wandered onto the Ramelton rd and a couple stopped to lift him as they were worried about him.“They tried many houses in the Glebe to try find his home but didn’t make it as far as ours. So they took him home to Kiltoy and contacted Animals in Need who know we were looking for him and passed on our number.“We are so touched by the kindness shown by everyone… a great big injection of all the good there is out there!”Delight as Jasper returns home was last modified: February 16th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:DOGfoundgood newslast_img read more

Sourcingmap Bowtie Adorn Snood Net Barrette Hairpin Bun Cover : fine for fine hair

first_imgGood quality for price , was not exactly what i was looking for as wanted a snood not a bun cover but ok. Do not immerse in warm soapy water. . Nice and works well, but glue comes unstuck if you try to wash it. Was not quite as big as expected thought the bun net could have been made a bit bigger nice though. But clip pretty weak and snaps open or falls apart. As the picture said, but clip pretty weak and snaps open or falls apart. But it is what i paid for it. Apart from that its exactly what i wanted. But clip pretty weak and snaps open or falls apartfine for fine hairKeeps My Hair Under Control!Sourcingmap Bowtie Adorn Snood Net Barrette Hairpin Bun Cover, BlackProduct Name : Snood Net Hair Clip; Main Material : Polyester, NylonMain Color : Black ; Hair Clip Size : 10 x 1 x 1cm / 3.9inchx 0.4inchx 0.4inch(L*W*T)Bowknot Size (Approx.) : 12 x 8 x 2cm/ 4.7inchx 3.1inchx 0.8inch(L*W*T); Hair Net Size (Approx.) : 6 x 9cm / 2.4inchx 3.5inch(L*W)Net Weight : 26gPackage Content : 1 x Snood Net Hair Clip Such a perfect hair accessory, which can dress hair up quickly and simply. Fantastic price, and speedy delivery too. Absolutely nothing bad to say about this item. Was not quite as big as expected thought the bun net could have been made a bit bigger nice though. Quality of product was acceptable butt he net is small and unsuitable for really long hair. Good quality for price , was not exactly what i was looking for as wanted a snood not a bun cover but ok. Bought this for my daughter, item is described by seller and, arrived before delivery date. Item is well made and, looks very smart in her hair, will recommend to friends at school. Black bow knot decor snood net barrette hair clip bun cover. I received this item today, it is very pretty and easy to use. It is not an expensive item, but it does the job. The net could have been ‘finished off’ a bit better, as it has a couple of knots showing, but apart from that it is as described. So, overall it is a nice hair accessory to own. Quality of product was acceptable butt he net is small and unsuitable for really long hair. But clip pretty weak and snaps open or falls apart. As the picture said, but clip pretty weak and snaps open or falls apart. But it is what i paid for it. Apart from that its exactly what i wanted. Such a perfect hair accessory, which can dress hair up quickly and simply. Fantastic price, and speedy delivery too. Absolutely nothing bad to say about this item. Stunning and such a good price. Stunning and such a good price. I bought one each for my daughters, and they are delighted. It makes a very smart, neat hairstyle, and the hair stayed in the net nice and tightly, i think it helped that the elastic around the bun net is thick and tight like a hair band. Bought this for my daughter, merchandise is described by seller and, arrived before shipping day. Merchandise is well produced and, appears to be extremely intelligent in her hair, will propose to mates at faculty.Retains my hair under control. Simple to set in my hair, keeps it fantastically tucked in.Do not immerse in heat soapy drinking water. . Pleasant and works nicely, but glue will come unstuck if you check out to wash it.Black bow knot decor snood net barrette hair clip bun cover. I been given this product nowadays, it is really fairly and easy to use. It is not an expensive item, but it does the position. The net could have been ‘finished off’ a bit superior, as it has a couple of knots displaying, but aside from that it is as explained. So, total it is a great hair accent to possess.I purchased 1 each and every for my daughters, and they are delighted. It makes a incredibly good, neat hairstyle, and the hair stayed in the net wonderful and tightly, i feel it served that the elastic all around the bun net is thick and restricted like a hair band.Retains my hair under control. Simple to set in my hair, keeps it fantastically tucked in.SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2017-10-01 17:51:43Reviewed Item Sourcingmap Bowtie Adorn Snood Net Barrette Hairpin Bun Cover, BlackRating 4.0 / 5  stars, based on  0  reviews Posted on October 1, 2017Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Ponytail HoldersTags Sourcingmaplast_img read more