A minibus conductor who attempted to kill his wife by pouring hot water over her and stabbing her was on Thursday remanded to prison.Forty-seven-year-old Rawle Thomas, of North Ruimveldt, Georgetown, appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and was not required to plead to the indictable charge.The Police stated that on December 8, 2019, at North Ruimveldt, with intent to commit murder, he unlawfully and maliciously wounded Akela Roger, his wife.Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers, in presenting the case, stated that on the day in question, the defendant went home and began to accuse his wife of infidelity.The court heard that the angry man collected a pot of boiling water from the stove and threw it on her. He then choked and stabbed her.The woman attempted to escape, but she collapsed some distance away and was rescued by neighbours who rushed to her assistance. She was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where she remains a patient.The matter was then reported and the defendant was arrested and charged for the offence.Thomas is scheduled to make his next court appearance on January 3, 2020.
Precautions have been taken after a bear sighting near Fort St. John.On the evening of Sunday, July 24, reports were made of a bear wandering in the Mountain View subdivision Northwest of Fort St. John.- Advertisement -Conservation officers can confirm that tracks of the bear were found in mud and have set a culvert trap as a precautionary measure.There have been no reports of the bear getting into garbage in the area, nor has it come in contact with any people.Conservation officers are also saying the bear has only been active in the evenings and will provide further updates when they are available.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino 1 Mauricio Pochettino has refused to rule out the possibility of players heading in and out of White Hart Lane before the transfer deadline day on Monday.Everton forward Kevin Mirallas has been linked with a move to the North London club after reports suggested he has been frustrated with recent events at Goodison Park.The Belgian has made 20 appearances in all competitions this season and has scored eight goals for Roberto Martinez’s side.Reports have also linked Aaron Lennon with a move away from the club, with Hull and QPR amongst the interested clubs.But Pochettino said: “It is always difficult in the window. I am very happy with our squad but we are always open to improving.“So far it is all rumours, but you never know.”
A report is to go to the Director of Public Prosecutions on a man accused of passing counterfeit notes in Letterkenny.Letterkenny Court.Ryan Murphy of 15 Ballinadarragh Road, Market Hill in Armagh appeared at Letterkenny District Court this week. He is charged with passing the €20 notes at a number of premises including the Station House Hotel and Voodoo Nightclub.Murphy, 24, told the court he did not have the means for a solicitor so one was appointed to him by Judge Paul Kelly.Judge Kelly asked Inspector Michael Harrison if it was a large amount of counterfeit notes and he was note it was a “wedge of them” and that Murphy was “spreading them out all over the place.”Murphy said the matter had been on his mind and he just wanted it dealt with.However, Judge Kelly was told they were still awaiting a report on directions of the case form the DPP.He adjourned the case.MAN WAS SPREADING COUNTERFEIT NOTES ALL OVER LETTERKENNY was last modified: March 24th, 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:counterfeitcourtdonegalletterkennyNotes
The Naomh Colmcille senior team are due to take on Aodh Rua in the Intermediate Championship semi-final at O’Donnell Park Letterkenny on next Sunday (21st) at 2:30 pm. Please come along and give the lads your support.The club dinner dance is set for Friday 23rd November at the Station House Hotel, Letterkenny. Further details to follow.The club will be holding a Poker Night on Saturday 17th November. Naomh Colmcille Training Schedule this week is as follows• Under 8’s: Training will be this Saturday at 11 am.• Under 10’s: Training will be this Friday at 6 pm.• Under 13’s: training/match tbc; please check Facebook or club website for updates. • Under 14’s: training/match tbc; please check Facebook or club website for updates.• Under 16’s: training/match tbc; please check Facebook or club website for update• Under 18’s: training/match tbc; please check Facebook or club website for updates.• Gaelic for Girls training: will resume next year around easter time.Can all under age players please bring €2, boots, shorts /track bottoms and a drink please. • Senior training will continue this week as per notification via TEXT from Senior Manager Joe HigginsNew players are always welcome!!Note: all updates about training and match fixtures will be on the Club’s website (www.naomhcolmcille.com) and Facebook page (Naomh Colmcille GAA.)Naomh Colmcille’s Weekly Lotto: This week’s winning sequence was 188.8.131.52.24. Congratulations to Emma Tully, Ernie Duncan and Rosaleen Campbell who matched 3 numbers and won €25 each. Next week’s jackpot €1350. The Club would like to take the opportunity to Thank Everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the Club the essential means of continuing to give our local Kids and Adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime. The club would like to wish our senior player Kelvin Callaghan and his bride Amanda all the best in the future following their recent wedding.Congratulations to Ciaran and Bernie Callaghan following the birth of their baby boy.GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 15th, 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:NAOMH COLMCILLE CLUB NOTES
AN Australian based Medical Director on a tour of Donegal has hit out at people setting gorse fires – warning of the dangers to local people of inhaling in the smoke.Dr Martin McElligott, from New South Wales, was so angry at the practice he wrote to donegaldaily.com to highlight the issue.In a letter to donegaldaily, Dr McElligott warned fires can trigger life-long illnesses in children. He told us: “I was touring south west Donegal last week and as I arrived into the beautiful valley of Glencolmcille, it was smothered in smoke with the village covered in a moving cloud. It was unbelievable.“Apparently some idiot had lit fires in the gorse alongside the valley; the threat to the environment is clearly apparent as the law apparently forbids the lighting of such fires.“The threat is more serious however, as such heavy smoke can trigger life-long breathing issues in young children and exasperates the same in adults, even at a good distance from the threat.”The doctor revealed that he decided not to stay in the village because of the smoke – but found even more gorse fires further north. The doctor went on: “As a medical specialist in this area of medicine, I am saddened to see such a beautiful unspoilt communities being subjected to this smoke pollution.“We obviously decided not to B&B in Glencolmcille, we moved further north towards Glenties, Dungloe and Gweedore; this area was even worse with another gorse fire close to a large settlement of houses in the heart of Gweedore.“Donegal County obviously has a problem regarding illegal fires. The political representatives have no choice but to seek increased fines on such criminial behaviour and if neccessary subject re-offenders to prison.“There is also a need for a greater awareness of the impact of such irresponsiblilty through a public education process.“Illegal gorse fires are a threat to homes; they destroy the habitat and damage public health.” * Send your comments to email@example.comAUSTRALIAN DOCTOR CALLS FOR DONEGAL GORSE FIRE THUGS TO BE JAILED was last modified: April 26th, 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)Tags:BunbegdonegaldungloeGaoth DobhairGlencolmkillegorse firesGweedorehealth warning
Donegal boss Jim McGuinness has said he fears one of his players getting a fatal injury if they are not protected more by referees.The Glenties man was speaking as All-Star Mark McHugh overcomes an injury which some experts have likened to being in a car crash.The Kilcar player suffered a concussion, a bursted and may be out for the rest of the season after an encounter in the Ulster Final with Monaghan. McGuinness said he now fears that players are not being protected enough.He told RTE’s Sunday Sport “I’m not happy that we have a player with a burst ear drum. I’m not happy that he had a major concussion. I’m not happy that he has a five-centimetre – not millimetre – tear on his quad muscle as a result of the impact.“ I’m not happy that he spent two nights in hospital. I’m not happy that he has missed a full week off work.“We’re in a very dangerous position here. I fear that something is going to happen and my biggest fear is a spinal injury or a neck injury. “Mark McHugh’s last week was our fourth concussion in three games.“Four concussions in three games – I imagine Munster or Leinster Rugby wouldn’t have that many. I have never criticised a referee and I’m not criticising a referee now. What I am saying is that there is a duty of care to the players. I would be fearful that our players will end up on the receiving end of something very soon that will cost everybody a lot of pain.“That’s not something I want to preside over. It’s not worth it if it goes to that point. “ McGUINNESS SAID HE FEARS HIS PLAYERS GETTING A FATAL INJURY was last modified: July 28th, 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:Jim McGuinnessMark McHugh
The University of Cape Town.(Image: Jeffrey Barbee,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more freephotos, visit the image library.)Wilma den HartighThe University of Cape Town’s Graduate School of Business has yet another feather in its cap. Its full-time MBA programme has been ranked as the best value for money MBA in the world in the latest Financial Times of London’s Global MBA Top 100 ranking.This is the fifth consecutive year the school has featured in the rankings. It remains the only business school in Africa in the FT MBA Top 100, holding the same spot as it did last year (71st).This year it also received outstanding rankings in three other categories: fourth in international experience, seventh in the international mobility of MBA graduates and 15th in career progress.“The UCT GSB is delighted with this Top 100 ranking for the fifth consecutive year,” said Professor Frank Horwitz, director of the business school. He said the ranking testifies to the high quality of the programmes and the exceptional standard of their MBA.Cherry Burchell, marketing manager of the UCT business school, explained that because The FT MBA Top 100 is a global listing, it is viewed at the definitive rating internationally.Horwitz added that being ranked as the best-value-for-money MBA in the world shows that the UCT MBA is competitively priced internationally for the high quality it delivers. This will help the school attract greater numbers of international students in the future.He said typically business school enrolment numbers are counter-cyclical – when there is an economic downturn, business schools see increased enrolments.“The UCT GSB is extremely well placed to capitalise on this trend and attract a greater share of the global MBA market,” he said.The business school also performed well in the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – or Brics – emerging markets, being ranked among the top five emerging market business schools. Horwitz said this reflects the intention of the school to differentiate itself with strong and distinctive capabilities in emerging market business education and applied research.According to Lance Stringer, MBA director at the UCT Graduate School of Business, the rankings also revealed that the school’s MBA alumni are well rewarded for their efforts in attaining the MBA.“In dollar-weighted terms, our alumni are earning at the top of the table (position 14),” Stringer said. Alumni earnings are just behind the likes of INSEAD, London Business School and Stern and ahead of institutions such as UCLA, Yale, Oxford and Cambridge.Related articlesSoweto’s new business school‘Dream on,’ says Branson SA and US to educate executives UCT voted Africa’s best business school Education in South Africa Useful linksUCT Graduate School of Business Financial Times Business School Rankings
Farmers are positive that relations between government and the agricultural industry are back on track.South African farmers say they are more optimistic about the future of the industry following a productive meeting with the country’s new agriculture minister, Tina Joemat-Pettersson.Agri SA, an organisation representing the agricultural industry, met the new minister on 5 August to discuss pertinent issues farmers thought had received little attention from the previous agriculture ministry.“With the first meeting between the minister and Agri SA in Pretoria it was the first time that we were greeted courteously and treated as equal South Africans,” Free State Agriculture president Louw Steytler told Sapa.Steytler reiterated his views at the meeting: “Standing before the congress today I am far more positive than the last six years [that the] winds of change and the voice of reason which farmers wanted to establish in the country are starting to form.”Weeding out thorny issuesTopics under discussion at the conference included food security, food affordability and sustainable land reform. Land reform has been a thorny issue between government and the farming community.Government’s land redistribution programme aims to return land expropriated from black people by the apartheid government. This has created tension between the government and white farmers.The government’s approach has been that of “willing buyer, willing seller”. Under this scheme the government buys land at its market value to return to claimants, but only if the current owner agrees to the sale and the price – thereby respecting the property rights protected by the Constitution.The process has not been without its problems, though.In their Agricultural Policy Statements (APS), Agri SA has stipulated a number of conditions to government in order to facilitate successful land redistribution:-The land redistribution process and broadening of access to other natural resources must be implemented with transparency within the context of recognising property rights, fair compensation and the retention of production potential.-The state should use market value as norm when acquiring land for land redistribution purposes.-This also applies to expropriation – which should serve as last resort for land acquisition when bona fide negotiations have failed, bearing in mind that;-Landowners should have access to courts for rulings regarding the purpose of land acquisition as well as for price determination.The issue of safety and security for farmers and their labourers has long been a concern for the farming community.In their APS, the organisation called on government to devise a more organised form of dealing with crime in the rural and faming areas of the country:-Agri SA expect government to implement an integrated crime prevention and management plan, which includes all state departments, whereby crime-fighting can be managed effectively in a coordinated manner at all government levels.-Purposeful action is needed to eliminate corrupt elements in the police service and to maintain a satisfactory level of service delivery.According to Steytler, farmers have had to turn into activists and crime fighters instead of farming. He said he was glad the government was now willing to pay closer attention to the problem.“Crime, specifically farm murders and violence in the rural areas, became our focus point instead of the production of fibre and food,” he said.Closer tiesThe farming industry in South Africa has been facing difficulty in the wake of the recession, which has affected production.To make matters worse, deteriorating relations with government made it difficult for the industry to have their issues dealt with efficiently.The sentiment has however begun to change over the past few months.Of significance to the Afrikaner community, who still dominate the farming industry, was the warmth shown by President Jacob Zuma as far back as 2007, during his campaigning in the run up to the African National Congress’ Polokwane conference, where a new party president was expected to be chosen.During a November 2007 birthday party attended by Zuma, a number of prominent Afrikaners in politics were also invited. Zuma was seen talking to opposition party Inkatha Freedom Party member of parliament Koos van der Merwe, members of the Afrikaner political party Solidarity as well as celebrated Afrikaans writer Dan Roodt.In May this year Zuma extended another hand to the Afrikaner community by appointing Pieter Mulder, leader of the Afrikaner-dominated opposition party Freedom Front Plus, as deputy minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.Mulder was criticised for accepting the position, which was seen as weakening the opposition. In response he said it offered the Afrikaner community a chance be active in mainstream politics again.“As FF Plus leader I had broadly engaged with Afrikaner cultural and agricultural organisations about the issue and asked their advice about the offer,” he said in a statement.“Their overwhelming and unanimous reaction was that the hand of cooperation which is being extended to us but should not summarily be slapped away but should be seen as an opportunity.”Agri SA also said it had been heartened by Zuma’s State of the Nation address of 3 July.“President Zuma’s State of the Nation address was straightforward and depicted a clear vision for South Africa within Africa,” Agri SA president Johannes Möller said in a statement.“The agricultural sector is not indifferent to poverty issues, unemployment and the general recessionary conditions, on which the president focused.”One of the immediate tasks that the farming community and government are set to work together on is ensuring that the land redistribution programme is a successful.“The minister wants a plan and she asked Agri SA to help,” Steytler said.
Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#news#web mike melanson Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… A host of reasons conspire against the general population in whether or not they use a cell phone – smart or otherwise – to use the Internet. According to research by UK-based Essential Research, 76% of mobile phone users don’t use their mobile to access the Internet, and there are several barriers keeping them from doing so, whether actual or perceived.The study, which focused on 2,000 people over the age of 16 living in the UK, found, among other things, that only 10% of mobile phone owners access the Internet on a daily basis. How can this be and why?The Majority: Unconnected and UnconcernedWhile we might wonder who wouldn’t want to have GPS-enabled Google Maps at their fingertips while they’re out and about, or the ability to unchain themselves from a desk and still respond to those important work emails, the study finds that 60% of respondents claim their phone is not capable of accessing the Internet and just 30% of those respondents would like to change this fact. Even the most basic phones offered these days have Internet capabilities, but the fact that people believe they don’t is key. In actuality, of those questioned, nearly 90% had at least GPRS Internet connectivity. How can you lead a horse to water if the horse doesn’t believe there’s a path down to the stream?In addition to this, cost and perceived usefulness are two of the biggest factors in keeping the mobile Web at bay. Over three quarters of respondents said that they thought it was too expensive to use, while 60% said that the effort necessary to learn how to use a smart phone wasn’t worth it to them. Who Is Using the Mobile Web?A majority of mobile Internet users are young, affluent, urban-dwelling professionals. They are on average between the ages of 16 and 34, living in a city and making more than $65,000 a year. Nearly three quarters of daily users are professionals.Unsurprisingly, one of the biggest drivers of mobile Internet use is social media – Web sites like Facebook and Twitter. For daily mobile-Internet users, 70% user their phones to access social networking sites. Overall, the study seems to contrast the general hype around mobile Internet and serve as a gentle reminder that, while we may surround ourselves with the technologically affluent, this isn’t yet the norm for the whole of society. There is a definite demographic that uses the Internet on their mobile phones and, outside of that, it remains a costly, unusable and unavailable option in the public’s eyes.