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Police being trained in drug awareness – Police Narcotics Branch Head

first_imgAs reports continue to surface about drugs being found in various schools across the country, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) is upping the ante in training more ranks in the field of drug awareness in order to monitor these schools at least once a month.This is according to Head of the Police Narcotics Branch, Senior Superintendent Kurleigh Simon, who on Saturday told the media that the GPF hopes to make a positive impact in curbing the issue of drugs being distributed in schools.“As part of our drug demand reduction strategy, 25 ranks across the GPF are on training right now dealing with the drug awareness reduction education programme. Those ranks will be going back to respective divisions and be responsible for going to schools across the regions to spread the “don’t get involved” slogan. This is to minimise the use of young people, students getting involved in drug use,” he explained.Senior Superintendent Simon stated that only recently, the GFC in collaboration with the Education Ministry and the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) paid a visit to President’s College in this regard.“We interacted with over 200 students because it was believed that maybe drug usage is taking place in President’s College. So that is part of our drug reduction strategy and we are going to continue training police ranks so that you could have ranks as much as possible to visit maybe every single school. Maybe that rank will be responsible for going there on a weekly or monthly basis to conduct those training programmes.”According to the Senior Superintendent, the trained officers who will be deployed throughout the length and breadth of Guyana should be able to make a positive impact on the situation of school children using drugs.“The more educated you are, the better choices you make,” he added.Less than six months ago, Deputy Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), Lesley Ramlall had confirmed that investigations by his Unit led to the discovery of ecstasy in at least five schools across the country.Referring to it as a “worrying trend”, Ramlall at that time said that children came forward and admitted to utilising the recreational drug, which led to the arrests of some persons.He also divulged that the schools at the centre of the drug usage were located predominantly in Regions Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) and Four (Demerara-Mahaica).Presently, according to reports from the Education Ministry sent to CANU, these two regions continue to be at the top of the list in this regard. (Kristen Macklingam)last_img read more

Flyers take opener in O.T.

first_imgPhoto – The Flyers raise their 2008/09 Campbell Cup championship banner to the rafters of the North Peace Arena before the game.  Photo – Russ Beerling, energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com It should be an exciting season for the Senior Flyers.  At least opening night made it seem that way. The Flyers opened their 2009/2010 season on Saturday night with an overtime win over the Grande Prairie Athletics.Tyler Loney scored the overtime winner, while Jeff Fast, Adam Horst, Ashley Langdone, and Aaron Scheppers also scored.  Horst impressed in his Flyers debut, adding two assists to his first period goal.  Troy Hunt posted the win in goal.- Advertisement -The Flyers led the game 4-1 midway through the third, but allowed the A’s back into the game before winning it in O.T.  Shane Mudryk scored a pair for Grande Prairie, with Brennan Jones and Mike Mohr scoring singles.   The Athletics outshot the Flyers 35-32, with David Larson recording the loss for G.P.The game also saw a couple of fights, with Ian Munro squaring off against Dean Watson, and Matt Shuya facing Scott Taje.The Flyers begin their ‘AAA’ exhibition season next weekend, when they play against the Stony Plain Eagles on Saturday night (Oct. 24), and against the Lloydminster Border Kings on Sunday.Advertisementlast_img read more

Insider Trading: Vidal is NOT on Man United’s radar, Liverpool and Spurs in straight fight for Davies

first_imgtalkSPORT’s transfer guru, Warren Haughton, joins the Hawksbee and Jacobs show to round up all the very latest rumours and gossip.Hot on the agenda is Manchester United’s pursuit of Arturo Vidal and our man in the know claims he has been told by sources close to the club that the Chilean is NOT on their radar right now.He also offers updates on Ben Davies’ future, with Tottenham and Liverpool both linked with the Swansea full-back, and reveals Newcastle are on the verge of adding another French player to their ranks.Latest transfer news and rumours on talkSPORT.com:Leeds United keen to land £2m Roma midfielderEspanyol keeper quashes Arsenal transfer talkVidal to Man United latest: Old Trafford man in the know on negotiationsI’m staying at Roma! Man City and Chelsea target rules out summer moveI don’t want to leave Manchester City, insists Negredolast_img read more

Manchester United set to fork out £15m on sought-after Atletico Madrid star

first_imgManchester United are ready to splash £15m on Atletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niguez.The 21-year-old has broken into the first-team this season and made nine league starts for the Spanish side.United have scouted the Spain under-21 international several times this term and are now ready to make a concrete offer.The Premier League giants, according to Cadena Cope, will offer £15m for Niguez.But Atletico are reluctant to part with the talented midfielder, who has been with the club since he was 16.As a result any offer from United is likely to be rejected. 1 Saul Niguez last_img

Angeles to be reforested

first_img A draft of the proposal is available at the district office, 30800 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus, or on the Angeles National Forest’s Web site: www.fs.fed.us/r5/angeles under “Projects & Plans.” The public has until Jan. 30 to voice any concerns, which can be made contacting Williams at (661) 296-9710 or e-mailing rogerwilliams@fs.fed.us. Patricia Farrell Aidem, (661) 257-5251 pat.aidem@dailynews.com 160Want 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 MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “The problem is we’re not sure if it worked,” Williams said Friday. “They didn’t keep very good records and eventually they abandoned the project.” The result in one of the target areas a few miles southwest of the town of Lake Hughes are under-size pines, that allowed heavy brush to grow beneath, Williams said. “It seemed to work well except some of the trees don’t get very big, just 30 feet tall,” he said, explaining that the trees allowed in too much sunshine and the brush took over. Also, many of the nonnative trees died. The region targeted for tree-planting has not burned in 40 years and has prompted concern among forest officials worried that dying trees and brush could fuel a fire in the Angeles that could spread west to the Los Padres National Forest. In preparation for the re-foresting, crews have removed brush and pruned and thinned problem stands of trees that were competing for water in drought years and were becoming subject to bark-beetle infestations, according to a memo from Cid Morgan, chief of the forest’s Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers Ranger District. The beetles were blamed two years ago for weakening stands of pines and fueling fires that raged through San Bernardino County. ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST – It may seem like nature would have handled it, but U.S. Forest Service officials are taking it upon themselves to plant trees in the forest, on a ridge between Castaic and Lake Hughes. Assuming no significant protests are filed by the end of the month, crews will plant hundreds of native Coulter pines and big cone Douglas firs this spring across 110 acres of the northern Angeles National Forest to discourage heavy fire-prone brush from growing and to improve the forest’s biodiversity “Basically it’s to help shade out some of the brush and create more diverse areas to feed deer and other wildlife,” said Roger Williams, assistant natural resources officer for the stretch of forest in northern Los Angeles County. “It’s good for the environment, we get more habitat. And it helps manage the brush.” The goal is to fix a project attempted in the 1970s when the Forest Service planted groves of nonnative evergreens that were fire resistant, Williams said. last_img read more

Famous Donegal fiddler beat up by gang of youths

first_imgA famous young Donegal fiddle player has revealed how he was set upon and had his finger broken in a vicious attack. Matthew McGranaghan is one of Donegal’s best fiddle players, and he had played with a host of world-class artists during his decorated career. However, he has appeared at Letterkenny District Court to give evidence after he was the victim of a vicious assault by a gang of youths.The defendant, Michael Kelly, aged 20, with an address of 42 Beechwood Grove, Lifford was charged with the assault despite there being two other parties involved in the attack.The incident occurred on the 24th of August 2013 at Grahamsland, Castlefinn.The court heard how a gang of youths were loitering outside the property of Mr McGranaghan throwing stones, when the fiddle player decided to go down and speak to the youths.“I decided rather foolishly, that I would go down and confront them, I was hoping I would act as a deterrent and they would leave.“However, they started to verbally abuse me, and as I went to walk away from them to return back inside, I was then attacked from behind.“I sustained a broken finger in the attack, which was a big problem for me as I’m employed as a musician – and I play the fiddle.”Judge Paul Kelly asked Mr McGranaghan did he miss any work due to the assault and did he sustain any other injuries.“No I didn’t miss any work, I couldn’t afford to, I’m self-employed so I just had to get on with it, it was difficult and quite painful.“I also sustained a hairline fracture to my ribs, although it’s not on the medical report.”Solicitor for the defendant Patsy Gallagher said there was no excuse for the conduct of his client, and said issues with alcohol and prescription drugs were a factor in the incident.Gallagher told the court, “My client was a juvenile at the time of this assault, but there’s no excuse for his conduct, and the two other parties that were involved in this assault.“He’s had issues with alcohol and other substances, and he takes prescription drugs, at the time of this incident he mixed alcohol and prescription drugs which was an explosive mixture.“He’s had mental health issues, and had a relatively tough upbringing, difficulties with his mother, and he had a very tough relationship with his father in his formative years.“He need the assistance of the addiction services, he is unemployed and now lives with his dad who recognised he badly needed help, he’s imposed a strict regime on him, and he’s been out of trouble since.”Judge Paul Kelly ordered a probation report to be complied on Mr Kelly and adjourned the case until November 21st.Famous Donegal fiddler beat up by gang of youths was last modified: September 20th, 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:assaultattackcourtsfiddlegangHome-page NewsMatthew McGranaghanMichael Kellylast_img read more

Man appears in court in connection with Jasmine’s murder

first_imgA man has again appeared in court charged with the murder of a young mum-of-two.Richard Burke, aged 27, appeared by videolink at Letterkenny District Court this morning. He was charged with the murder of his former partner Jasmine McMonagle.Mother of two Jasmine, aged 28, who was originally from Castlefinn, was found dead at her home at Forest Park in Killygordan.The case was adjourned to February 18th next, with the accused again to appear by videolink.Man appears in court in connection with Jasmine’s murder was last modified: January 21st, 2019 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:courtJasmine McMonagleKillygordonmurderRichard Burkelast_img read more

Naomh Columba ladies heartbroken after losing out by single point

first_imgSunday last played host to a very busy day in Pairc na Gael.First up were our Senior ladies who replayed their championship semi final match with Robert Emmets, yet again the two teams couldn’t be separated as the match went to extra time for the second week in a row, unfortunately for our ladies after a second period of extra time.Our ladies were beaten by a heartbreaking single point, both teams played their hearts out in a great game and our ladies can take great heart from their performances this last two weeks. Huge Thanks to Danny and Gerard for all their work with the Ladies team this year and Roll on the 2017 season.Our men’s teams then took centre stage and our reserves turned in a battling performance to get the better of a tough Naomh Brid team.Our senior team then took on Naomh brid and showed a lot of fighting spirit to win by one point in an exciting contest.Our u13 team were the final game on Sunday and in a very good match got the better of kilcar, with some very good talent on show for both teams. This week our 10 week draw kicks off on Thursday night at our club bingo in Carrick, As always we appreciate the community’s support and help in our fundraising as our sellers travel around the Area, Anybody living away from the area that is willing to get involved or purchase tickets for our 10 week draw, Please contactJohn Joe Doherty on 0858708189 or Contact Club PRO Sarah Mc Morrow on 0873112121 or on the Club Facebook pageOur u16 girls travel to Ardara on Tuesday evening to take on ardara. Both teams have 100% records so it makes for a good game. Best of luck to our girls.Our jackpot rises this week so please support our Club lotto.Naomh Columba ladies heartbroken after losing out by single point was last modified: August 30th, 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:GAA notesNAOMH COLUMBAlast_img read more

16 year old motorcycle racer competes in British Superbike Championships

first_img Some changes where made to the North West racing KTM for race one and unfortunately Richard crashed out on lap two with front end handling issues.Richard had to start on race two in 14th position on row five and after a great start found himself in 10th position, as the race progressed Richard came through the field and was in a fantastic 6th position going onto the last two laps and posted the 6th quickest lap of the race and had another two riders firmly in his sight when the KTM stopped on the penultimate lap, a very unfortunate end to a fantastic race for Richard and robbed of another top 6 finish.Lady-luck can only change for the 16 year old schoolboy, at the next round in two weeks time at Oulton Park.16 year old motorcycle racer competes in British Superbike Championships was last modified: August 31st, 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:british superbike championshipskilmacrennanktmmotostarRacingRichard Kerr Sixteen year old Kilmacrennan short circuit racer 16 year old Richard Kerr made the trip over to Cadwell park for round 7 of the British Superbike Championships (BSB) at the weekend.Following some great results at the previous round Richard was hoping to reproduce the form that seen him battle at the top of the Motostar class.After qualifying Richard, was 8th – just 2 seconds off pole and on the 3rd row of the grid for race 1.last_img read more

Roenick’s the King of L.A.

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 To start his first official day on the job as the Kings’ pied piper, the day players reported to El Segundo for physicals, Jeremy Roenick talked himself and his Porsche into an executive parking lot. Roenick doesn’t know whose spot his car occupied. One team employee said it belonged to Lakers coach Phil Jackson. Told this, Roenick debated that part of the story for a moment, but ultimately shrugged. “That’s OK. I had a heavy bag and I didn’t want to carry it all the way in from the main parking lot,” Roenick said. “I figured, I’m a new guy, just let me use the spot for the day. It was a welcoming gift. “I met Phil (two weeks later) and he didn’t say anything, so I guess I’m OK.” Welcome to JR’s world. It’s a world easily misunderstood, one where the words subtle, discreet and restrained have no significance. So for the Kings, Roenick isn’t just a first-line center. He’s a personality on a team desperately in need of one, the face of a franchise too often anonymous in its own city. Roenick isn’t all talk, but he’s big on it. The Kings acquired him in August from Philadelphia, hoping that at age 35 and with a history of concussions, he still has something left. But arguably, Roenick’s bigger role will be off the ice, in helping the Kings regain a presence after the nightmare of last year’s lockout. Whether he is talking about fellow players, coaches, the collective-bargaining agreement, fans or the baseball playoffs, Roenick has opinions on every subject, and isn’t afraid to share. “With JR and the profile he has, it’s already been very helpful to us,” general manager Dave Taylor said. “There’s a lot of competition for the sports dollar in L.A. and he’s helped raise awareness for our team.” Even in the heyday of Wayne Gretzky, the Kings never saw anything like this. Gretzky, while immensely talented, often had the humility of a fourth-line checker. Then there’s Roenick. In his brief Kings career, he already has done television segments with Carson Daly and former Playboy playmate Jenny McCarthy, hung out with the crew on Fox’s Best Damn Sports Show Period and done a segment locally with KTLA Channel 5. That’s more publicity than most Kings get in their careers, and Roenick hasn’t played a game here. “I love the guy; I think he should have been in L.A. 10 years ago,” Luc Robitaille said. “He’s entertainment. If you think of the Lakers when they had Magic (Johnson), it was pure entertainment. That’s what JR brings to our team. On top of being a hard player, he does entertaining things.” Like say, perhaps, disco-dancing on the ice? During the Kings’ preseason game in Las Vegas, one of the plexiglass panes became dislodged. Ever impatient, Roenick skated over to offer advice to the rink crew, and during the break, music was played to keep the fans entertained. Roenick began to groove a bit, and an astute rink employee shined a spotlight on him, which was a huge invitation. Roenick began a full-out disco routine, pumping his arms as he skated back to the bench and the crowd roared its approval and smiling players looked on. “Too many people in this game, they’re strictly about, ‘Play hockey, play hockey, play hockey, don’t smile, pay attention to hockey, concentrate, play hockey, play hockey, play hockey,’ ” Roenick said. “This is entertainment. Yes, it’s a business, but we’re also in the business of entertaining. “The lockout hurt us, and we need to find ways to entertain the fans. It doesn’t have to be your actions on the ice. It can be the things you say, whether it’s talking with the fans or just acting stupid sometimes. That can’t be taken as a lack of concentration or a lack of competitiveness.” And therein lies the rub with Roenick. The Kings lost the Disco Night game, and although it was just a preseason game, Roenick knows that some around the league would be critical of him goofing around in a game his team lost, a game in which coach Andy Murray wasn’t happy with the team’s effort. Roenick has dealt with this before, the perception that he puts himself before the team, that personal attention and accomplishments are more important to him than team goals. Roenick strongly disagrees. “Certain things might not seem beneficial, like dancing at center ice,” Roenick said. “When you lose a game 2-1, there are individuals around the league who would point to that. ‘Aw, he wasn’t ready to play. He’s too busy trying to entertain and fool around and bring attention to himself instead of the team.’ “ “That’s just a cop-out. That shouldn’t be a problem. Not everybody can separate those two sides, but I’m a guy who has shown he can separate it, which is important.” Roenick has had his share of management run-ins in previous stops; most recently, in Philadelphia, he was suspended for throwing a water bottle at a referee and once referred to coach Ken Hitchcock as a “control freak” because Roenick was unhappy about Hitchcock changing line combinations. But Roenick also is the guy who returned, after 19 games, from a broken jaw and a concussion after being struck in the face by a puck. He is the guy who has never missed the playoffs, in 16 seasons. “He’s a really good friend and teammate, and at the end of the day that’s all that matters,” Hitchcock said. “The people around him understand that. He just enjoys every aspect of sports and entertainment and certain people see that as attention-grabbing, but Jeremy is a very competitive person. “We had a very good working relationship. He never detracted from the team and never cheated the team. The rest of the stuff made it interesting and kept you on your toes.” That’s something coming from Hitchcock, as old school as they come. But then again, so is Kings coach Andy Murray, who already is on the record as saying that he doesn’t mind “if players talk, as long as they back it up.” That theory surely will be put to the test by Roenick. Roenick drew the most attention of any player during the lockout when he said a segment of fans could kiss his backside. Roenick later clarified those comments, but they were a good example of what can happen anytime he’s face-to-face with a microphone. And it’s not an act. What you see is Roenick, as he is, for better or worse. “I’m the same way at home,” Roenick said. “My kids look at me sometimes and they bow their heads, like, ‘Oh my God, Dad.’ I’ll dance in the car, sing in the car. I’ll be around my kids’ friends and do something wild and crazy and my (11-year-old) daughter goes, ‘Dad, stop it, you’re embarrassing me.’ I say, ‘What do you have to be embarrassed about?’ “ Rich Hammond, (818) 713-3611 rich.hammond@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