Rural Constable robbed in National Park

first_imgArmed bandits pounced on a Rural Constable, robbing him of his cellular phone and a small amount of cash in the National Park on Thomas Lands, Georgetown on Saturday.According to reports, RC Royston Fordyce, 26, of Thomas Street, Kitty, Georgetown was at the National Park about 19:15h when he was confronted by two males, one of whom was armed with a handgun.Thomas was relieved of his cellphone valued some $210,000 and $3000 cash by the perpetrators, who then made good their escape on bicycles.The matter was reported and an investigation has been launched. No arrests have been made to date.last_img read more

“I will continue to speak out against injustices” – Jagdeo

first_imgGovernment on Monday came out in high defence against what it said were attacks by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, when he addressed persons in the Diaspora during a recent visit to New York.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoAt the occasion, Jagdeo told US-based Guyanese that there is an attack on democracy in Guyana, and more specifically, supporters of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C).“Guyana needs a spirit of community to ensure that we defend our people through these dark times. There is an assault on democracy, on the people of Indian origin and there is an assault on the supporters of the PPP…” Jagdeo had said. He said too that Guyana has returned to the days of “dictatorship,” in just a year under the leadership of the new Government.But Government was not too pleased with the comments made by the former Head of State, and called it out as “irresponsible, hateful and malicious.”A release from the Ministry of the Presidency said that at a time when Guyanese are focused on the efforts to foster closer relations and achieve a greater level of social cohesion, Government considers it reprehensible that the Opposition Leader has chosen to sow seeds of division, discord and race hate.It said that the claim that there is an “assault on people of Indian origin” is despicable, without any basis and a complete figment of Jagdeo’s imagination.“On the contrary, the policies of the coalition Government are designed to achieve the good life for all Guyanese, not a handpicked few as was the case under the PPP regime, which was rejected by the Guyanese electorate on May 11, 2015 in free and fair elections,” Government said.But soon after Government’s response, Jagdeo again responded, saying the comments made in New York were no different to the ones he has been making in Guyana at press conferences and on the campaign trail in the lead up to the March 2016 Local Government Elections.“I spoke to the issues of racial and political discrimination, the lack of an economic plan, the taxation policies, as well as the repressive laws that have been advanced and the threats to local democracy under the [A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change] APNU/AFC coalition.”He said despite the charges made, his record on bolstering racial harmony and advancing equal development across the country, regardless of race, speaks for itself.“That is not a position I need to defend. However, I have spoken out and will continue to speak out about the injustices against our people. While Nagamootoo claims that the coalition’s policies are geared to deliver the ‘good life’ to all Guyanese and touts social cohesion, he ignores the reality of many of our Guyanese people – the thousands of young Amerindians who were fired, the many Indo-Guyanese removed from their jobs, the assault on the sugar industry and the non-support of the rice and mining sectors,” Jagdeo said.According to the Opposition Leader, Nagamootoo, who he said had “talked up what Jaganites would do, but he – as a hypocritically ‘self-professed Jaganite’ – has positioned himself to defend the murder of Dr Walter Rodney, years of rigged elections and denial of democracy in Guyana for years under the People’s National Congress (PNC) – the same PNC that is the majority partner of the coalition”. “The only thing in the Prime Minister’s portfolio, as evidenced recently, seems to be making statements to attack the PPP. Further this ‘self-professed Jaganite’ only issues press releases while he enjoys the luxuries of $45 million of renovations to his residence, $20 million in furnishings, $22 million for a new vehicle, a $1.7 million salary and another $8 million per month for security and other costs – contrast that with the plight of our people.”The coalition Government fails to recognise that its policies and actions do not only hurt people perceived to be supportive of the political Opposition, but all Guyanese across the country, Jagdeo noted.last_img read more

Slow Pitch Ump Clinic being held on Saturday

first_imgThe Annual Ump Clinic will be held at Bert Ambrose Elementary at 1 p.m. Teams in the Competitive Division require that two players attend, while teams in the Recreation Division must have four players on hand. Each team will also be receiving a roster sheet, scorebook and two game balls.- Advertisement –last_img

Golden Eagles storm to 20-3 win

first_img (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2213 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CSULA responded with six runs in the bottom of the fourth on its way to a 20-3 win over San Francisco State on Friday in both teams’ California Collegiate Athletic Association opener. “I don’t think it’s ever been a question,” first-year coach Pat Shine said of his team’s resolve. “I’ve never doubted it. But it’s always good to respond like that right after they score.” LOS ANGELES – After taking a 2-0 lead into the fourth inning, the Cal State Los Angeles baseball team saw it evaporate with one hit – a three-run home run that put the visitors ahead, 3-2. That’s when the Golden Eagles went to work. center_img Cal State L.A. (8-1-1) remained patient at the plate throughout and abused the Gators’ relievers, scoring 13 runs on 10 hits after chasing SFSU’s starter in the fourth inning. The Golden Eagles drew 10 walks in the game and took advantage of a wild Gators bullpen, which hit seven batters. Five different players drove in two or more runs for Cal State L.A., which scored nine more in the seventh inning. Senior third baseman Jeff Carroll went 5 for 6 with three RBIs and a homer in the bottom of the sixth, his fifth of the season for the Golden Eagles, ranked No. 19 in NCAA Division II by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. CSULA senior starter Kyle Owsley (2-0) scattered five hits over six strong innings, including the three-run home run in the fourth that was his only blemish. last_img read more

Umtiti, Coman return to France squad for Euro qualifiers

first_img0Shares0000Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman is one of those recalled to the France squad for the start of Euro 2020 qualifying © AFP/File / Christof STACHEPARIS, France, Mar 14 – Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti and Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman return to the France squad named on Thursday as the World Cup winners prepare for the start of their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.Umtiti missed France’s last get-togethers in October and November but is fit again after a knee injury and is one of 16 members of Didier Deschamps’ triumphant World Cup squad to make the list of 23. Injuries have disrupted Coman’s career and the 22-year-old has not played for his country since November 2017.France face minnows Moldova, ranked 170th in the world, away in Chisinau on March 22 in their opening game in Euro 2020 qualifying Group H. They then host Iceland on March 25 at the Stade de France in a repeat of their Euro 2016 quarter-final, which Les Bleus won 5-2.Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial come back in after missing France’s games against the Netherlands, in the UEFA Nations League, and Uruguay in a friendly in November, due to injury.Everton’s Kurt Zouma is included along with Paris Saint-Germain’s Layvin Kurzawa, who comes back in from the cold with fellow left-backs Lucas Hernandez, Benjamin Mendy and Ferland Mendy all absent.Umtiti’s Barcelona teammate Ousmane Dembele is missing after being ruled out for up to a month with a hamstring injury, while their club colleague, centre-back Clement Lenglet, missed out on a call-up.Manchester City’s Aymeric Laporte was also, once again, left out — a situation that continues to bemuse observers in England but is of no great surprise in France.“Clement is one of those players who are supposedly meant to be knocking on the door,” said Deschamps of Lenglet.“These are players who, even if they are not called up, do make us think. But my logic is that experience carries an important weight.”France, who lost the Euro 2016 final as hosts to Portugal, will also face Albania, Andorra and Turkey in Group H, with the top two teams going through to next year’s finals.France squad to play Moldova and Iceland:Goalkeepers: Alphonse Areola (Paris Saint-Germain), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur/ENG), Steve Mandanda (Marseille)Defenders: Lucas Digne (Everton/ENG), Presnel Kimpembe, Layvin Kurzawa (both Paris Saint-Germain), Benjamin Pavard (VfB Stuttgart/GER), Djibril Sidibe (Monaco), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid/ESP), Samuel Umtiti (Barcelona/ESP), Kurt Zouma (Everton/ENG)Midfielders: N’Golo Kante (Chelsea/ENG), Blaise Matuidi (Juventus/ITA), Tanguy Ndombele (Lyon), Paul Pogba (Manchester United/ENG), Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur/ENG)Forwards: Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich/GER), Nabil Fekir (Lyon), Olivier Giroud (Chelsea/ENG), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Anthony Martial (Manchester United/ENG), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain), Florian Thauvin (Marseille)0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Video: Man United’s Januzaj claims fine assist as Aubameyang nets Dortmund brace

first_img1 Manchester United outcast Adnan Januzaj proved his worth for on-loan club Borussia Dortmund as the 20-year-old Belgian popped up with an assist, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored twice in a thrilling clash with SV Darmstadt 98.Januzaj joined the Bundesliga outfit in a season-long loan deal late in the summer transfer window, and his clever reverse pass freed Aubameyang to slot in his 10th goal of the season in all competitions.However, the Gabon international star’s brace wasn’t enough for Dortmund to claim all three points, as a wonderful volley plus a scrappy last-minute goal saw Darmstadt come away from Westfalenstadion with a share of the spoils in a tense 2-2 draw.Nevertheless, it was a special moment for Aubameyang – who has set a new Bundesliga record having now scored in all seven of Dortmund’s opening league games of the campaign.Check out Aubameyang’s goals and how the thrilling tie unfolded below:Amazing Marcel Heller volley hands SV Darmstadt 98 shock lead: Adnan Januzaj celebrates with his new Borussia Dortmund team-mates Aubameyang equalises with fine close-range finish:center_img Januzaj the creator as Aubameyang fires Dortmund in front: SV Darmstadt 98 claim late draw with scrappy equaliser:last_img read more

Patriotic couple given VFW awards

first_imgIt was 1992, and Walter Lawetzki of unincorporated South Whittier had just retired from his job of 25 years. Looking for something to do, he just happened to be at the Pep Boys store in La Mirada and saw the sign for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9148. He went inside and his life – and that of his wife, Robin – have never been the same since. Lawetzki eventually became post commander twice. his wife would serve twice as president of the VFW post auxiliary. It is believed they are the first husband and wife to have received awards in separate categories in the same year. “They’re very devoted people,” said Diana Grant, principal of Orchard Dale Elementary School, where the Lawetzkis have gone into the classroom to instruct youngsters on the pledge of allegiance and the flag. “We really appreciate their support,” Grant said. “They’re bringing patriotism back to the classroom. We love that.” Robin Lawetzki, who was nominated by her husband, said she was shocked to receive the award. “I’m not one who likes to go up there and get stuff like that,” she said. “I do the work because I believe in the organization and what it stands for, not for the pat on the back.” The Lawetzkis, who each previously had been divorced, were married in 1990. Walter Lawetzki was born in Chicago and served from 1945 to 1947 in the Army. He was drafted the week before the atomic bomb was dropped on Japan. He went to France and crossed into Germany, where he spent a year. Lawetzki moved to California in 1966, buying his current home a year later. Robin Lawetzki grew up in Whittier. The two began dating in 1988, marrying two years later. They both retired, deciding to stay home and raise their two children, Walter, now 15, and Michelle, now 12, together. Each also has two children from a previous marriage. Robin Lawetzki said she joined the auxiliary because it was something she could do with her husband. Walter Lawetzki’s first activity with the VFW was joining the color guard. He soon became its commander. “I thought there was a need,” he said. “All these veterans are passing away. There was a need for somebody to do the respectful military honors for them.” Lawetzki has participated in 252 funerals. He was post commander from 1997 to 1999 and is the current commander. Robin Lawetzki became president of the auxiliary in 1999, serving again in 2004. As president, she helped start programs in schools. “My kids went to Ceres School, and they never said the pledge of allegiance,” she said. “That really bothered me. I went and talked to the principal, and she said, `Go for it if you want to do it.’ ” So VFW members began teaching youngsters how to say the pledge of allegiance, doing flag programs, and bringing veterans into classrooms. Eventually they were presenting their Symbols of America program, in which VFW members dress up as American icons such as George and Martha Washington, Betsy Ross, and even the Liberty Bell and Uncle Sam. They go into schools and talk about their characters as a way of teaching history and patriotism. “If we don’t teach our kids about our veterans and what our flag stands for, who’s going to teach them?” she said. “Teachers don’t have time.” Robin Lawetzki said there’s no problem getting VFW members to volunteer for the different programs. “I find if we show enthusiasm, I never had anybody turn me down,” she said. The Lawetzkis say they plan to continue their involvement with the VFW. “I will continue to be involved,” said Robin Lawetzki, who now is junior vice president for District 4, which includes all of the VFW chapters in southern Los Angeles County. “It’s a great organization. My goal is to see the auxiliaries in the district work together (with the VFWs) like we do.” Lawetzki (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The two would start several programs for the schools and become part of one of the largest chapters in Southern California. It has more than 600 members. “I was looking for something to do,” said. “I went inside and they gave me plenty to do ever since then.” Two years later, his wife joined the auxiliary. Now, the couple have received separate Volunteers in Action awards in La Mirada for their service. Walter, 80, received the lifetime achievement award, while Robin, 52, received the award in the senior category. last_img

The Press Pass – Sunday, July 3

first_imgThis week Ray Stubbs is joined by Mike Calvin and Matt Scott to cast their eyes over the main sporting stories.They discuss England’s Euro 2016 failure and Roy Hodgson’s successor, Ryan Giggs’ departure from Manchester United, and look at the start of Pep Guardiola’s reign as Manchester City coach.Listen above or click here to download the podcast from iTuneslast_img


first_imgThe Raphoe 5K Family Run takes place tomorrow, January 1st.The event is hosted by the Raphoe Playground and the Raphoe Boxing Club.Registration is from noon and the run starts at 2pm. RAPHOE FAMILY 5K RUN TO KICK OFF THE NEW YEAR! was last modified: December 31st, 2014 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:donegalRaphoe Family Runlast_img read more


first_imgDonegal v Cork National Football League game Donegal had an impressive win against Cork on Sunday and the supporters who travelled in bad weather conditions made it a great occasion. We had a huge turnout of Aodh Ruadh members from all parts of the club to help out on the day. It was a real team effort and thanks to all. Our workforce at the grounds deserve special mention as the pitch played well despite the huge rainfall of the preceding days. Thanks to our advertisers who supported the publication of the souvenir match programme which was commended by many on Sunday. Congratulations also to our own Peter Boyle who once again impressed between the posts for the county. We have a huge gallery of pictures from the game up on FootballUnder 10 and under 12 indoor training takes a short break this week. However indoor training continues this Friday 12th February for under 6s [Born 2010-2011] in the Hall at Creevy National School, from 6pm to 7pm followed by the under 8s [Born 2008-2009] from 7pm to 8pm, also at Creevy. Please bring your own water and wear runners as no other footwear allowed. Parents / Guardians are asked to please collect children promptly after their session is finished. LadiesA big thank you to the girls who helped out selling programmes. It was good fun even though it rained on us.We are still looking for parents to help out with lotto at Centra this Saturday. E-mail if you can spare an hour.We would like to congratulate Naimh Gallagher and Peadar McKeever on the birth of their son Pearce just before Christmas and also Shauna Slevin and Craig on the birth of their daughter Evie just after the New Year. All the girls here wish both families a happy and healthy future. Bring them home to Aodh Ruadh!HandballCongratulations to Rachel Patton of Rockfield National School who was recently crowned under 11 Cumann na mBunscol handball county champion. This is the first time this championship title has left the Glenfin area. Rachel is coached by Mr Byrne at Rockfield NS and heads to Belfast on Thursday 11th February to represent Donegal in the Ulster finals. We have a picture of Rachel up on Tierney Park hoardingsBusinesses are invited to contact Tom Daly, David McLoone or Conal Gallagher directly to arrange for an advertising hoarding at Father Tierney Park. Club kitThere will be sizing and ordering sessions for club gear in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh on Saturday and Sunday this weekend between 6pm and 7pm.Time to get those National Draw tickets backALL GAA National Draw tickets should already have been returned, whether sold or unsold. If you still have not made your returns these are now due as a matter of urgency. Contact Lisa McTernan or Gerard Ferguson to arrange for immediate return. Old Times at the Abbey CentreBallyshannon Drama Society presents Harold Pinter’s Old Times this week in the Abbey Centre with Rachel O’Connor, Trisha Keane and Richard Hurst in the starring roles. Showings commence on Tuesday 9th February with performances on Wednesday 10th, Thursday 11th and Saturday 13th. Curtain up is at 8.30pm each night. Tickets can be booked at the Abbey Centre or by calling the box office on 9851375.Abbey Centre BingoLast week’s €400 bingo jackpot winner was Mrs Dobson of Bundoran. Bingo as usual this Friday at 9pm at the Abbey Centre. Books priced at just €10.Aodh Ruadh LottoThere was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €3,100. The winning numbers drawn were 4, 6, 7, 8, 13 and 18. In the lucky dip €20 went to Tara Khan, Assaroe View; Rebecca and John Patton, Dunmuckrim; Ita Doherty, Cluain Barron; Noreen O’Brien, Donegal Road; and Sean O’Rourke Clyhore. Next draw is on Sunday in McGinley’s with a Jackpot of €3,200 on Sunday at 8.30pm.The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra Saturday is: LADIES.You can receive the club notes by e-mail every Tuesday morning. To subscribe, enter your details on the website,, or e-mail your request to DAY FOR AODH RUADH AS GOALKEEPER PETER BOYLE IMPRESSES FOR DONEGAL was last modified: February 9th, 2016 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:Aodh RuadhGAASportlast_img read more