Security Guard killed in West Bank accident

first_imgKeith Redmond of Lot 149 Centre Road, Bagotville, West Bank Demerara is now dead after being slammed off his bicycle by an allegedly drunken driver as he was heading home at about 05:15hrs.The mangled bicyclePolice preliminary investigations have revealed that Redmond, a 60-year-old Security Guard attached to the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH), had just finished his eight-hour shift, and was proceeding south on the Pouderoyen Public Road on his way home when motorcar PMM1895, being driven by a 37-year-old resident of La Parfaite Harmonie, and proceeding in the same direction, became uncontrollable and slammed into him.Eyewitnesses say the impact of this collision sent Redmond and his bicycle flying for more than two hundred feet from the site of the accident.Redmond was rushed to the West Demerara Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. His body is at that hospital’s mortuary awaiting a post-mortem.The carInformation reaching Guyana Times suggests the blood alcohol level of the driver was found to be exceedingly above the legal limit. This driver was allegedly out drinking with his friends, and was heading home when he lost control of his vehicle while navigating a turn.After hitting Redmond, the car skidded off the road, uprooting a series of flower plants before coming to a halt in a nearby yard, completely wrecking a portion of a fence.“Around ten past five this morning I hear a big bang and then a car alarm start going off; so me and my wife rush out, and we see this man in a red car battling to get out. The man head was bleeding and so, and we didn’t know he knock somebody down, but then we see the bicycle and then we see the man in the drain there by NIS (National Insurance Scheme), and he was already dead,” eyewitness Mark (only name given) said.Mark further related that they then summoned the ambulance and attempted to free the driver of the car because he was briefly pinned. The ambulance and ranks from the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station arrived mere minutes after being summoned, and quickly rushed Redmond to the WDRH, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The driver was also taken to the hospital, and it is reported that he suffered a broken shoulder and a series of minor injuries.Witnesses and relatives of the dead man said the driver was so inebriated that he had to be physically restrained so he could be treated.“He was still drunk when we went to the hospital, and them nurse had problem to get he to stay on the bed,” the dead man’s wife, Sellis, related.She said her husband had left for work at about 20:30hrs on Saturday, and she received a call at sometime around 05:40hrs, informing her that her husband was involved in an accident and she should proceed to the WDRH.“When we went to the hospital, them show me he and I identified him, and then the Police take a statement and them take he to the parlour. Tomorrow is the post mortem, and we gon know what exactly cause he to dead,” the grieving woman related.Stellis said her husband had been working at the WDRH for over five years, and had been attached to the Sentinel Security Services for a few months, since the contract with the previous firm had expired.The driver of the car is still in Police custody, assisting with investigations.last_img read more

Veteran chuckwagon driver killed on way to DC Exhibition

first_imgPhoto: Herman Flad in Klondike Chuckwagon Derby in 2003 – Jason Scott/Edmonton JournalA veteran chuckwagon driver has been killed on his way to the Dawson Creek Fall Fair.- Advertisement -Driver Herman Flad, who’s career spanned four decades was killed today in a crash in Northern Alberta.Friends say Flad was on this way to Dawson Creek when a crash happened this afternoon near Rycroft. RCMP are still investigating what led to the crash. However, those travelling to the World Professional Chuckwagon Association event in Dawson Creek said 14 of Flad’s 17 horses were also killed in the crash.The RCMP have said that they do not believe speed was a factor in the crash. A man and child riding in the pickup truck were taken to an Edmonton hospital. The man has undetermined injuries and the child appears to be unharmed. Flad was pronounced dead at the scene.Advertisement RCMP say the accident occured at around 2:30pm Alberta Time, Flad’s tractor-trailer was northbound on Highway 2 when it collided with a southbound pickup truck. Police say one of the vehicles crossed the centre line, but they won’t know which until they investigate further. Herman Flad won the Calgary Stampede Rangeland Derby in 1980 along with several other titles in a career dating back to 1972.He leaves behind two sons, a daughter and his wife, Jean.For more info on Herman Flad and his career click here for his bio. The 86th annual Dawson Creek Exhibition & Stampede is still schedule to get under way tomorrow. For more on the Exhibition including a complete schedule of events Click Herelast_img read more

Laura Jensen finishes heat in 5th

first_imgEarlier Saturday night or Sunday morning in Beijing, Fort St. John’s Laura Jensen competed in her first event.The 200m IM heat 1 saw Laura finish in 4th with a time of 3:30.98. At first she finished in 4th place, because another athlete was disqualified, now that decision has been overturned. She just fell short of making the finals in this event.For more on Laura and her time in Beijing visit Advertisement –last_img

$20,000 to improve business façades in Fort St. John

first_imgLocal businesses will now be able to partner with the City to make their own improvements. ‘The City of Fort St. John is proud to partner with Northern Development Initiative Trust on bringing more dollars into our community to support local business and ensure that, as the city grows, it remains an attractive destination for residents, visitors and entrepreneurs,” says Mayor Lori Ackerman. The grants were also distributed to 11 other communities in B.C.’s northeast region, Prince George region, Cariboo-Chilcotin/Lilooet region and northwest region. – Advertisement -In addition to looking better, it’s expected the funding will support private sector investment in local businesses improvement, resulting in increased assessed values and tax bases.last_img read more

Burnley plan £8m January swoop for Serbia star

first_img1 Burnley manager Sean Dyche has set his sights on AZ Alkmaar captain Nemanja Gudelj in an £8million January swoop, talkSPORT understands.The Clarets have struggled in their first season in the Premier League and the boss is targeting the Serbia international to add some steel to his midfield as he looks to steer his side clear of the drop.However, talkSPORT have been told Burnley will have tough job persuading the 23-year-old to trade Holland for Turf Moor, with the Lancashire side currently sitting third from bottom with just three wins so far this season.Gudel joined AZ from NAC Breda in 2013 and has nine senior caps for Serbia.And the Dutch top flight side will be desperate to hold on to their skipper as new coach John van den Brom hopes to lead the club into European football next season. AZ Alkmaar skipper Nemanja Gudelj last_img read more


first_imgA young Donegal entrepreneur has received national recognition in Australia for his superb start-up business. Ronan O’Shea originally from Donegal Town, moved to Melbourne in 2009 after completing his degree at DIT.  Ronan graduated from DIT with a First Class Honours degree in Environmental Planning and Management.The ambitious entrepreneur wasted no time to seize a gap in the market and started his own business called CS Town Planning Services.While many start-up businesses fail without significant investment, O’Shea’s company grew steadily without any financial assistance.After a couple of years the company cemented its status in the locality and became a huge success. O’Shea’s success didn’t go unnoticed and a fortnight ago he received a Young Achievers Award in Victoria State for his outstanding business skills.Ronan’s father is well-known GAA figure John Joe O’Shea who has Donegal GAA teams at various different levels over the years.For more information on Ronan’s company and the award he received click on the links below.Services – about Ronan’s company and award – BUSINESSMAN WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD DOWN UNDER! was last modified: May 7th, 2015 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:AustraliaawardBusinessDonegal TownFeaturesnewsRonan O’Shealast_img read more


first_imgA Donegal Garda sergeant has been awarded a total of €45,000 after he was attacked outside a Letterkenny nightclub.Sgt Aidan Doherty was stabbed by a man using a Stanley knife.The Garda feared he was going to bleed to death, the High Court in Dublin has heard. Sgt Aidan Doherty said the man produced a Stanley knife, lashed out at him and cut an artery in his right arm as he and security men tried to subdue him on the footpath outside Voodoo Night Club in August 2011.He told Ms Justice Mary Irvine in a Garda Compensation Hearing in the High Court there was no first aid equipment available to him.He could only stem serious bleeding to a wound on his arm by applying pressure to it.Judge Irvine awarded him €25,000 damages for pain and suffering to date and a further €20,000 damages to compensate for pain and suffering into the future, a total of €45,000.A man has previously appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court in court in relation to the attack.DONEGAL GARDA GETS €45,000 AFTER BEING STABBED OUTSIDE LETTERKENNY NIGHTCLUB was last modified: February 11th, 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:Aidan DohertyHIGH COURTSTABBEDVOODOO NIGHTCLUBlast_img read more

Bush’s ability to pull party together is biggest test yet

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – The negotiations between the White House and Congress that will follow the Senate’s passage on Thursday of an immigration bill could decide not just how the nation confronts illegal immigration but what strain of conservatism the Republican Party carries into the midterm elections and beyond. Will it be the compassionate brand President George W. Bush considers crucial to the party’s future, in this case by signaling support for a provision in the Senate bill that would give most illegal immigrants a shot at becoming legal? Or will it be the more doctrinaire variety embraced by much of Bush’s party in the House, one that shuns anything that smacks of amnesty for illegal immigrants and seeks to further criminalize them? The 62-36 vote in the Senate was a victory for a fragile bipartisan coalition that will now be challenged in negotiations with the House. Where the Senate bill calls for tougher border security, the establishment of a guest-worker program and a plan to allow millions of illegal immigrants a chance to become citizens if they meet certain conditions, the House bill is focused on tighter control of the border. As on a number of issues, especially the increase in federal spending under Bush, immigration has shown Republicans to be struggling to define what they stand for. Since Bush’s influence among Republicans has ebbed with his poll numbers, the outcome of the intraparty battle rests in large part with the House leadership, especially the speaker, Dennis Hastert of Illinois, and the new majority leader, John A. Boehner of Ohio. They have kept their options open, but neither has shown any enthusiasm for moving substantially toward the Senate position. It does not help the prospects for a deal that relations between the administration and Republican leaders on Capitol Hill are especially chilly at the moment because of the showdown about whether the Justice Department overstepped constitutional bounds over the weekend by raiding the office of a member of Congress. Bush has made clear that he wants to sign an immigration bill this year, and his ability to pull his fractured party together on the issue may be the starkest test yet of whether he has enough remaining strength to drive any agenda for the remainder of his second term. Hastert has indicated he will go only so far for the president. He has expressed some openness to Bush’s guest-worker proposals, but has emphasized enforcement against illegal immigrants and their employers, and securing the border, as the top priorities for Congress. That Bush has chosen to put so much capital behind an issue so divisive within his own party – and during an election year in which Republican prospects seem particularly grim – has bewildered some conservatives. “Clearly, Bush is not in tune with where I think the bulk of the Republican Party is today,” said Bruce Bartlett, a conservative critic of the president who worked for Bush’s father’s administration and that of Ronald Reagan. “He’s getting hammered on a lot of the talk-radio shows, and I kind of wonder what the motivation was.” Bartlett said he could only surmise that the issue is so close to Bush’s heart that he is willing to risk schism with his party to see his plan, or some close version of it, become law. Bush’s aides and allies are only too happy to say that the president’s personal conviction is at play. But they have also argued in interviews that Republicans who are pushing solely to further criminalize illegal workers are being short-sighted. They say that Bush’s approach will broaden the party in general and, in this case, make it more appealing to the growing number of Hispanic voters. “The party can’t be a dominant party without reaching out to minority communities, especially Latinos,” said Matthew Dowd, Bush’s chief strategist during the 2004 campaign, who has also worked for Democrats.last_img read more


first_imgO’Neill in 1986 with O’BradaighDONEGAL republican Joe O’Neill has died, aged 76.The honorary life vice-president of Republican Sinn Féin passed away at Sligo General Hospital last night.He sided with Ruairi O’Bradaigh in the Sinn Fein split after Gerry Adams lifted a boycott of Dail elections. O’Neill gave the oration at O’Bradaigh’s funeral in June.His nephew is the Fine Gael councillor Barry O’Neill.Chair of County Donegal ETB, Cllr Philip Mc Glynn has expressed his sadness on the passing of Mr O’Neill a former Co Donegal VEC member.” I wish to convey my sympathy to Mr O’Neill’s brother, sisters, nieces & nephews both on my own behalf & that of County Donegal ETB”, he said. “Mr O’Neill made a great contribution to education in Donegal & will be sorely missed by all his friends & relatives” DEATH OF BUNDORAN REPUBLICAN JOE O’NEILL ANNOUNCED was last modified: October 3rd, 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:DEATH OF BUNDORAN REPUBLICAN JOE O’NEILL ANNOUNCEDlast_img read more


first_imgA man is to appear in court after thousands of euro of damage was caused to a dole office in Buncrana.The jeep which crashed into the dole office in Buncrana on Friday night.The 40 year old was arrested after a jeep was driven through the front doors of the Department of Social Protection offices at McCarter Road on Friday night. It followed an earlier incident in which the same 4×4 jeep was also used to cause criminal damage to a pub at Ture, Muff on the Inishowen Peninsula.That incident occurred at 10.30pm and when Gardai went to investigate the suspect fled.Gardai pursued the suspect and he eventually mounted steps and crashed into the front doors of the dole office in Buncrana at 11pm.Nobody was hurt in either incident.However, it is estimated the damage to the dole office was more than €10,000.A man was arrested at the scene and questioned at Buncrana Garda station which is right next door to the scene of the crash.He was charged under the Criminal Justice Act and will appear at Buncrana District Court on January 9th next.Local Buncrana Town councillor said people in the town were shocked at the chain of events.“It is the talk of the town but people are just relieved that nobody was hurt,” he said.MAN TO APPEAR IN COURT OVER DOLE OFFICE RAMMING was last modified: December 29th, 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:buncranacourtdole officeGardaimufframmedlast_img read more