West Bank man on $150,000 bail for chopping friend

first_imgA Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara man was on Tuesday granted 0,000 bail after he was slapped with an unlawful wounding charge.Jeffrey Bacchus, 53, pleaded not guilty to the charge when he appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.It is alleged that on April 16 at Georgetown, Bacchus unlawfully wounded Steve Singh with intent to cause him actual bodily harm.The Court was told that the 23-year-old Virtual Complainant (VC) was severely chopped to his left side, including his left leg. He is currently a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital.According to the prosecution’s case on April 16, the defendant, who resides at Lot 420 Parfaite Harmonie, was standing at Riverview Landing when he was approached by Singh.An argument allegedly ensued between the two and Singh left for his home to get a cutlass. When Singh returned with the cutlass, a scuffle started and Singh dropped his cutlass giving Bacchus the chance to pick it up. He then fired several chops at Singh as he ran away.The VC was subsequently taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was admitted, and Bacchus was arrested.Defence Attorney Euclin Gomes, in a bail application, argued that the prosecution failed to give proper details of the incident to the Court.The prosecution, however, objected to bail, on the basis of the seriousness of the offence, adding that the two persons involved in the case were known to each other and granting the defendant bail would put the victim at risk of more harm. The prosecution’s objection was overruled and Bacchus was placed on 0,000 bail. The case will continue on May 19.last_img read more

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Sherwood backs Aston Villa striker to get back to very best

first_img Christian Benteke 1 Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has backed Christian Benteke to get back to his best after a disppointing season at Villa Park.The Belgian took the Premier League by storm when he arrived at Villa from Genk in 2012, scoring 19 goals.But this year the goals have dried up with the 24-year-old netting just twice in the league.Despite that, Sherwood says there is no need for him to put an arm around Villa’s star striker.“I don’t want to be patronising towards him or any footballer. I think Christian knows he is a good player,” said Sherwood.“He has a one-in-two strike rate and is a prolific goalscorer. He’s on a barren spell at the moment but as soon as one comes off his toe into the back of the net they’ll come.“The floodgates will open, I’m sure of that.”last_img read more

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Gold struck in Inishowen by major mining company

first_imgGold and zinc company Connemara Mining Company have struck gold in Inishowen.In a report published today, the mining firm announced results of the third and fourth hole drilling at Inishowen. They found multiple high-grade veins which contained elevated gold values. Further drilling is to take place and identify the depth of the vein.Drilling in InishowenThe findings, which equate to a gold grade of 5.8 grammes per tonne, is said to be reminiscent of Dalradian, County Tyrone, however Connemara Mining Company CEO John Teeling said that it will be another few years before Inishowen becomes a major gold-mining site. A vein containing goldTeeling also commented; “The fourth, and last hole, in the current drilling campaign produced some very good results. Hole 16-MR-07 was located close to the hole in the last campaign which also produced high-gold grades. There is clearly a high-grade gold zone in the area of these holes. The next phase of drilling will be designed to follow the veins.”The license area also contains the area of Glentogher, which was first mined for lead and silver in the eighteenth century.The licence areas held by Connemara Mining CompanyIn 2013, a Tellus border survey, illustrated below, revealed that the border counties are full of gold and other precious metals. It looks like Donegal band Goats Don’t Shave were correct when they sang how “there’s gold in them there hills”. Gold struck in Inishowen by major mining company was last modified: August 3rd, 2016 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:connemara mining companyGlentogherGoldInishowenjohn teelinglast_img read more

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In class, kids first, disabilities second

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – Colleagues say Antelope Valley High School special education teacher Kathleen Astourian has a passion for teaching, motivates her students to learn, and serves as a mentor for fellow teachers and staff. Astourian has developed specialized programs for her students, works on their weaknesses and encourages their strengths, and sets their goals high enough so they are adequately challenged while remaining cognizant of their abilities. Astourian, who has worked five years in the Antelope Valley Union High School District and teaches students with moderate to severe disabilities, was named the district’s 2006 Teacher of the Year on Monday at the district’s employee recognition ceremony at the Essex House. “I think what I enjoy most are my students and them seeing their achievement,” said Astourian, 28. “I love them and knowing they will be members of society like everyone else.” A graduate of Quartz Hill High School, Astourian is the daughter of a Northrop Grumman aeronautical engineer and a mother who worked in accounting and then stayed home when she entered high school. Astourian obtained her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts studies with emphasis on special education from San Diego State University. She received a master’s degree in special education from California State University, Bakersfield. Astourian said she had intended to become an elementary school teacher but changed her mind after working as an aide at a private special education school while in college. “That’s where I found my love for special education students. My heart went, ‘This is where I want to be,’” Astourian said. “A small stride for them, what we would equate to a degree, to them is monumental. That was exciting to me that I had a part in achieving that.” At the employee ceremony, Astourian was described as abiding by the special education adage of “students first, disability second” and balancing fun with learning. “She’s just fabulous,” said Mary Allen, one of Astourian’s instructional aides. “She’s very calm. Everything that happens in the classroom she relates to life. She transitions kids to college. We take them out to work.” Allen added, “Her room is the first room where I heard a kid say, ‘inappropriate.’ They knew what it meant.” Another aide, Karla Smallwood, said, “She raises that bar, and they come up to it.” Astourian lives in Littlerock with her husband, Eric, and their two children, a 7-year-old daughter and a 3-year-old son. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com (661) 267-5744last_img read more

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MAGEE WINS WORLD BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND

first_imgDonegal sportstar Chloe Magee has secured an impressive first-round win in the Yonex World Badminton Championships at Wembley Arena in London.The Raphoe woman defeated Indonesian number one Adrianti Firdasari 13-21, 24-22, 21-13.Magee is the Irish number one and is ranked 53 in the world, 22 places lower than Firdasari. The 22-year-old won the women’s singles and mixed doubles with brother Sam at the Lithuanian International in June.MAGEE WINS WORLD BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIP FIRST ROUND was last modified: August 8th, 2011 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:BADMINTONchloe mageelast_img read more

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COMMUNITY ALERT: SUSPECTED THIEVES IN RAMELTON AND MILFORD AREAS

first_imgRESIDENTS in the Ramelton, Milford and surrounding areas are being warned that a suspected burglary gang – using up to two white vans – have been spotted in the area this morning.Anyone who sees any suspicious activity should call Gardai immediately.People should check on elderly neighbours if at all possible. The Milford station can be contacted on 074 91 53114.Contact Donegal Daily on info@donegaldaily.com COMMUNITY ALERT: SUSPECTED THIEVES IN RAMELTON AND MILFORD AREAS was last modified: September 10th, 2013 by John2Share 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:alertballyareMilfordRameltonlast_img read more

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LEAGUE CUP MATCH REPORT: SWILLY WIN THE BATTLE OF THE ROVERS

first_imgDonegal News League Cup Group B RESULT:Swilly Rovers 3 (Ryan McDaid, Ronan Curtis, Terence Shiels)Letterkenny Rovers 2 (John Doherty 2) Victory for the Ramelton Rovers in an absorbing five goal thriller at Swilly Park. The home side started the brighter and went close through efforts from Kyle Black and Laurence Toland. They were too get they’re reward for early dominance on twenty minutes after a precise cross from Darren Dunworth was met on the volley by former Letterkenny man Terence Shiels and left Shane O’Gara in the Letterkenny nets with no chance. But just a minute later Letterkenny drew level after a long range free kick from Dale Gorman was deflected into John Doherty’s path and he made no mistake from five yards out. Both teams exchanged half chances for the duration of the first half with Jonathan Minnock going close with a free kick and Keith Hegarty’s looping header ending up on top of the net.Swilly again started the half on the front foot and looked the more likely team to go in front, Kyle Black went close on a couple of occasions with O’Gara pulling off an excellent stop and Minnock denying him on the goal line on another occasion. Keith Hegarty also came to Swilly’s rescue on two occasions with goal line clearences. The game was to have a frenetic last fifteen minutes with Swilly going ahead after good work in the left channel from Michael Mc Hugh and his cross found Ryan Mc Daid unmarked at the back post to tap home from five yards. Letterkenny to their credit responded well and were rewarded on eighty minutes after corner which was cleared initially was returned by Minnock and John Doherty powered a header past the helpless Wade. This was a setback for the home team who would have felt they’d done enough to claim all three points and so piled the pressure on the Letterkenny goal, and on eighty five minutes the referee pointed to the spot after Kieran Gorman was adjudged to have fouled Michael Mc Hugh in the box and up stepped young starlet Ronan Curtis who after having his initial effort well saved dispatched the rebound to net to the delight of the large home following. The drama wasn’t quite over yet after Wade received his marching orders for two yellow cards, the first of which for time wasting and the latter for apparent dissent much to his dismay and that of home crowd who felt it quite harsh. Four minutes of injury time were added and the Swilly rearguard had too with stand a barrage of long balls into box as Letterkenny searched for an equaliser but they did so and held out for a victory which keeps this league cup group very much alive and down for decision on the third round of games. John Doherty’s brace and all round performance gets him the nod for Letterkenny’s best and his opposite in the Swilly midfield Keith Hegarty had and outstanding game although not too much fault could be found with any of the men in red. Encouraging result for the home team and news just filtering through of a Van Persie hat-trick meant this PRO had a Monday night only Carlsberg could make. Paul McGovern   LEAGUE CUP MATCH REPORT: SWILLY WIN THE BATTLE OF THE ROVERS was last modified: April 23rd, 2013 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:LEAGUE CUP MATCH REPORT: SWILLY WIN THE BATTLE OF THE ROVERSLEAGUE CUP: SWILLY WIN THE BATTLE OF THE ROVERSlast_img read more

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Santa Clarita Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-10 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Free lecture, titled “Putting the Joy Back into Holidays,” 1-2 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Fantasy Book Club will discuss “Eldest,” 6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Santa Clarita Valley PC Group will meet, 6 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call Judy Taylour at (661) 252-8852. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. at the Sierra Hills clubhouse, 28616 Kenroy Ave., Canyon Country. Call Desiree Nascimento at (800) 858-4749, Ext. 114. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Basic & Advanced Coastal Navigation class, 7-9 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 298-8725 or (661) 259-7201. SCV Underwater Hockey group will play, 8-9 p.m. at the Santa Clarita Aquatics Center, 20850 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $3. Call Ben Jarvis at (661) 510-2665. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. THURSDAY Blood drive, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in front of the Santa Clarita sheriff’s station, 23740 W. Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia. Call Deputy Mike Lorenzi at (661) 799-5804. Tyke Hike for siblings of newborns, 3-5 p.m. at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-8060. Santa Clarita Corvette Club social meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 298-1494. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. FRIDAY Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY Newhall Branch of the Italian Catholic Federation will meet for dinner and socializing, 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 23233 W. Lyons Ave., Newhall. Cost: $5. Call Lorraine at (661) 284-1923. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Animal show, 1 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Free. Call (661) 259-7721. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 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

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VOODOO VENUE PICTURE SPECIAL: HAVE YOU WON FREE ENTRY FOR FOUR AND CHAMPAGNE

first_imgEvery week, Voodoo Venue in conjunction with Donegal Daily are giving one lucky reveller that was pictured enjoying themselves in Voodoo Venue over the weekend, the opportunity to win free entry for four and a bottle of champagne.It was another fantastic weekend at Donegal’s No.1 clubbing venue and they’ve another super schedule of entertainment lined-up this weekend.We’ll have the preview of the weekend’s entertainment on Thursday. If your face is circled in the picture special above then contact Voodoo immediately va Facebook and claim the prize. VOODOO VENUE PICTURE SPECIAL: HAVE YOU WON FREE ENTRY FOR FOUR AND CHAMPAGNE was last modified: August 12th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:competitionEntertainmenthome-page featuresnewspicture specialVoodoo Venuelast_img read more

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SECOND WOMAN CHARGED WITH ARSON AT PROPERTY OF DANA’S BROTHER

first_imgA woman has pleaded guilty to an arson attack on a home belonging to the brother of singer Dana.Donna Kildea, 29, is charged with arson at a property belonging to John Brown at Colehill, Newtowncunningham on August 29, 2011.She pleaded guilty of the charge when she appeared before Judge John O’Hagan at Letterkenny Circuit Court today. Ms Kildea, of 483 Colehill, Newtowncunningam, did not speak other than to plead guilty.Ms Kildea and another woman Stacey Doran have appeared before the courts on arson charges but on separate counts.Stacey Doran appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court last December.She is charged with setting fire to a property belonging to Mr John Brown at Main Street, Newtowncunningham on April 11th, 2011.Doran (29), of Ballybegley, Newtowncunningham, also previously pleaded guilty.A previous court sitting had heard there was between €12,000 and €150,000 or damage caused by the attacks.Judge John O’Hagan adjourned Ms Kildea’s case until the April sitting of the circuit court.SECOND WOMAN CHARGED WITH ARSON AT PROPERTY OF DANA’S BROTHER was last modified: January 27th, 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:arsondonegalDonna KildeaJohn BrownNewtowncunninghamlast_img read more

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