Landlord, wife injured after fire engulfs home

first_imgAn elderly couple, who are receiving medical attention, and another family member are among the homeless after fire destroyed a two-storey house in North East La Penitence, Georgetown on Thursday.The damaged North East La Penitence, Georgetown homeThe fire of unknown origin started shortly after 03:00h at Lot 520 North East La Penitence. The elderly couple were in the upper flat of the building while their tenants were in the downstairs apartment.One of the fire victims, Rafeena Leitch, told Guyana Times that she lived at the premises for over six years with her two children, her mother, and her brother.She related that it was neighbours who alerted them to the fire.Fire victim: Rafeena Leitch, along with one of her children“The top floor has my landlord and his wife, but they don’t live here, they just came in the country for a few days. I was sleeping and we hear the big tumbling upstairs, we did not know it was a fire, until my neighbour next door holler ‘Fire!’, so I don’t know what caused the fire, how it started, but that is all,” the woman related.She added that the elderly couple were taken to the hospital, where they were receiving treatment for injuries sustained.According to Leitch, her landlord and his wife are both in their 60s.“The two of them got trapped in the fire. The back window had to be broken for them to jump through. One jumped through and the other came down the ladder… everything has been damaged.”Leitch is asking for any form of assistance especially for her young children, as the now homeless persons contemplate their next move.Meanwhile, an investigation by the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) is currently ongoing to determine the cause of the fire.last_img read more

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Oil and Gasoline Prices

first_imgThe latest cross-Canada price survey is due out and is expected to show another drop in the national average. That’s because crude oil prices are still falling and dipped below $121 US a barrel this morning.The price has now fallen about $25 from its peak early this month and gasoline prices in many parts of North America have dropped as well. They’re down as much as $0.20 a litre in some centres in Canada and in last week’s survey had dipped below $1.30 in many cities in Alberta and Ontario.However, here in Fort St. John the common posted price hasn’t changed since it hit a new record high at $1.454, with the introduction of the Provincial Carbon Tax on Canada Day.- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Arsenal edge out Chelsea to meet City in Carabao Cup final

first_img0Shares0000Alexandre Lacazette was quick to join his team-mate and goalscorer Xhaka after Arsenal completed the turnaround. Photo/DAILY MAILLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 24 – Arsenal will face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final after coming a goal down to edge out Chelsea 2-1 in the semi-final second leg at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night.Eden Hazard sent Chelsea ahead in the seventh minute before Antonio Ruediger gifted Arsenal the equalizer after scoring an own goal in the 12th minute to see both sides head to the break held 1-1. Granit Xhaka sealed the win for the Gunners in the 60th minute after Alexandre Lacazette set him up.Pep Guardiola’s City reached the Wembley showpiece the previous evening by beating Championship side Bristol City 3-2 in the second leg of their tie and 5-3 over the two legs, staying on course for an unprecedented quadruple.The Belgian screams with delight as he celebrates in front of the distraught Arsenal fans at the Emirates Stadium. Photo/DAILY MAILArsene Wenger was unable to field the cup-tied Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who joined the club from Manchester United earlier this week in a swap deal with Alexis Sanchez moving in the other direction while Ross Barkley made his debut for Chelsea as a first-half substitute.The victory is a major boost for Wenger in a week when the club, facing a struggle to qualify for the Champions League, lost Sanchez, arguably their most devastating attacking player.Wenger has an outstanding record in the FA Cup with Arsenal — even though they crashed out of this season’s competition earlier this month — but has never won the League Cup, which he has often used to blood young players.Antonio Conte’s Chelsea, missing Alvaro Morata and Cesc Fabregas, had the better of the first half and had already had a goal ruled out for offside by the time Eden Hazard opened the scoring in the seventh minute after Pedro released him through the middle.Rudiger and Andreas Christensen stand stranded in their own penalty box after watching Arsenal level up the cup tie. Photo/DAILY MAILBut Arsenal levelled just minutes later after a bizarre Antonio Rudiger own goal. Nacho Monreal headed powerfully goalwards from a corner, which then took a double deflection off Marcos Alonso and then Rudiger, leaving Willy Caballero flat-footed in the Chelsea goal.Willian was forced off before half an hour and Conte threw on former Everton player Barkley for his Chelsea debut.A rejuvenated Arsenal started the second period on the front foot and edged in front in the two-legged tie when Granit Xhaka reacted quickly to prod home a deflected Alexandre Lacazette cross with about half an hour to go.Alex Iwobi had a golden chance to seal the win with about a quarter of an hour to go but Caballero made a fine save to keep Chelsea in the tie.It was the fourth time the clubs had met this season, with all four previous matches ending in draws, including 0-0 in the first leg.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Coral Daily Download – Liverpool must beat Arsenal to finish in top four

first_imgDave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman turns his attention to this summer’s Ashes series and says Australia are now in to 4/6 to retain the urn.He also looks ahead to a thrilling weekend of Premier League action, and says Liverpool must beat Arsenal if they are to stand any chance of claiming a top four spot.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

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GAA: NAOMH MHUIRE 0-12, FANAD GAELS 1-10

first_imgNaomh Mhuire 0-12 Fanad Gaels 1-10.In a game which they led right through to the last minute…Naomh Mhuire conceded a 5 point lead, which they held with 5 minutes left, to loose this match against bottom of the table Fanad Gaels at the Banks.Leading by 2 points at HT, the lads dominated the second half and looked good for a win when they ran into an 0-11 to 0-6 lead. However a spirited Fanad comeback which saw them claw back to 2 points then saw a penalty awarded to the away side with seconds remaining. Seamie Friel converted and Fanad went on to add the winning point. This was a disappointing home result having been in control for 59 minutes of the match.Match StatsCompetition: Division 2 LeagueHome Team: Naomh Mhuire Away Team: Fanad Gaels NameScoreNameScore1Sean Gallagher1Mark McConigley2Adrian O’Gara2Patrick Herrity3Brian Gillespie3Cathal Martin4Tomas Duffy4Anthony McBride5Seamus Gallagher5Francis Sweeney6Owen Grant6Patrick Shiels7Robert O’Donnell7Fergal Friel0-028Darragh White8Paddy McConigley0-019Owenie McGarvey9Brendan Callaghan10Harry Harden0-0110Mark Friel11Tom McHugh0-0311Ciaran McElwaine12Shaun Gallagher12Ronan McAteer13Sean Yank Boyle0-0213Davitt Walsh0-0114John Pidgeon14Seami Friel1-0615Ciaran McGinley0-0615Seimi Friel1616Seamus Coyle1717Sean McGovern1818Seamus McAteer19192020SubsHome TeamAway TeamNumber Number 16On for number 616On for number 1217On for number _______17On for number 1518On for number _______18On for number 1319On for number ______19On for number ______20On for number ______20On for number ______ Half Time Score: Home Team 0-05 Away Team 0-03Full Time Score: Home Team 0-12 Away Team 1-10 Referee: Hugo WallaceRESERVES:   Date: 29/04/2012Competition: Division 2 Reserve LeagueHome Team:Naomh Mhuire Away Team: Fanad GaelsNameScoreNameScore1Lee Boyle1Seamus McAteer2Maurice McBride2Eamonn Martin3Sean McBride3Ken Dempsey4Chris Devlin4Conal McGinley5Hugh Martin0-015Ryan McGonagal6Hugh McGeady6Paul Coyle7Sean Duffy7Paul Martin0-028Patrick Gillespie0-028Damian McDermott9Michael Logue9Charlie Crerand10Ciaran McCafferty10Michael Herrity11Brian Mulholland1-0111Gerry Diver12Michael McFadden12Sean Coyle13Hugh Boyle13Aidan Sweeney14Brian O’Donnell14Sean McGovern0-0515Darren Gallagher0-0615Gary McGonagal16B P Boyle16Joe Blaney17Martin Mulholland17181819192020Subs Home TeamAway TeamNumber Number 16On for number 416On for number 1317On for number 1317On for number ______18On for number ______18On for number _____19On for number ______19On for number _____20On for number ______20On for number _____ Half Time Score: Home Team 0-05 Away Team 0-04Full Time Score: Home Team 1-10 Away Team 0-07 Referee: Benny TreartyGAA: NAOMH MHUIRE 0-12, FANAD GAELS 1-10 was last modified: April 29th, 2012 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:FANAD GAELS 1-10GAA: NAOMH MHUIRE 0-12last_img read more

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IT’S BACK TO THE FUTURE AT ST EUNAN’S GAA SOCIAL CLUB

first_imgST EUNAN’S GAA club has launched ambitious plans to resurrect famous nights out at its club house.The social club at O’Donnell Park was once the focus of life for the Letterkenny club and it was the place to go back in the 80s and early 90s. It was a real hive of activity.Now the club is re-opening the lounge for private functions, with a number of 21st birthday parties taking place over the course of the next few weeks. Even club captain, and Donegal All Ireland Champion Rory Kavanagh, and veteran John Haran, 2014 County Final Man of the Match, are getting stuck in – by launching An American Themed Super Bowl night there on Sunday February 1st.Club treasurer Niall Doherty explained: “The social club is back by popular demand.“We are planning a refurbishment this year but the club house has already been used for a number of functions in recent weeks.“I’m told it was the place to go in the 80s and 90s for a great night out – I’m obviously too young to know that! but John Haran fondly remembers having his 21st here in the early 1980s! “It’s part of a long-term plan for St Eunan’s and we’ve had a fantastic response from our club members.“John and Rory are planning the Super Bowl night; it promises to be great craic. It’s free entry with spot prizes and some drinks promotions.“The club is also hosting a 70s/80s fundraiser for the club teams on Valentine’s Night – Saturday 14th February 2015 – in the Clubhouse. It’s great to see so many club members row in behind the club executive and put their shoulder to the wheel.”IT’S BACK TO THE FUTURE AT ST EUNAN’S GAA SOCIAL CLUB was last modified: January 18th, 2015 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:Birthday Party venueclub houseJohn HaranO’Donnell ParkRory KavanaghSt Eunan’s GAA clubSuper Bowl nightlast_img read more

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MORE THAN 600 PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES HAVE TAKEN PART IN SPORTS PROGRAMME SINCE 2008

first_imgMore than 600 people have taken part in a special programme aimed at encouraging people with disabilities to take part in sport since it was set up in Donegal in 2008.The Sports Inclusion Disability Programme (SIDO) established with an overall aim of increasing the participation of people with disabilities in sport and recreational physical activity.The SIDO programme is a national initiative under the umbrella of the Irish Sports Council and managed locally by the Donegal Sports Partnership. Since its inception there have been many new and exciting developments in the area of disability sport and it is hoped that 2012 will see many more.The initiative which has proved a success in Donegal is now entering its fifth year and to-date has seen over 600 individuals participate in sport and recreational physical activity with 700 having partaken in education and training courses.A range of programmes now exist through the project in Donegal including; martial arts, wheelchair sports fundamental games, gaelic games, soccer, powerchair football, boccia, surfing and athletics to name a few.The “Sports Inclusion Disability Officer Programme Report 2009-2011” has just been launched by Mr Dinny McGinley, Minister of State at the Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs. The report summarises the key developments within the SIDO initiative, refreshes the key aims and objectives of the project and promotes ongoing and active participation of people of all abilities in sport and recreational physical activity.Sports Inclusion Disability Officer with Donegal Sports Partnership Thérèse Laverty said the success of the programme was down to many people.“It’s great to have the opportunity to promote not only the work that has been done over the past few years but also the opportunities which now exist for the participation of people with disabilities of all ages in sport and physical activity.“I would like to extend my thanks to the participants, community, voluntary and disability organisations, volunteers, schools and clubs who have supported our work. Also without the support of funding from agencies such as the Health Service Executive, Donegal Local Development Company and Irish Sports Council the project could not continue, so their support is very much appreciated. I look forward to developing the project further within the coming years.”The SIDO report is available for download by visiting our website www.activedonegal.com and for further information or queries please contact Donegal Sports Partnership on 074 (91) 16078/16079 or by email on sidoactivedonegal@gmail.com .  Sports Inclusion Disability Officer Thérèse Laverty and Minister of State at the Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs Dinny McGinley discuss the Summary ReportSpecial Guests at the launch of the Sports Inclusion Disability Officer Programme Report – Myles Sweeney (Coordinator Donegal Sports Partnership), Emma Jane Clarke (Irish Sports Council), Noel McBride (Mayor of Donegal), Dinny McGinley (Minister of State at the Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs), Thérèse Laverty (SIDO Donegal Sports Partnership), Eamon Harvey (Chairman Donegal Sports Partnership) and Michael McGeehin (Coaching Ireland)MORE THAN 600 PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES HAVE TAKEN PART IN SPORTS PROGRAMME SINCE 2008 was last modified: January 12th, 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:DONEGAL SPORTS PARTNERSHIPSIDOlast_img read more

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KIDS EAT FOR FREE AT ARENA 7 ON ALL-IRELAND FINAL DAY

first_imgKids can eat for FREE at Arena 7 on Sunday for the All-Ireland final.On the most historic day in Donegal GAA, with both the minors and the seniors contesting the All Ireland finals, at Arena7 we’re going to celebrate the occasion by letting kids eat for FREE.That’s not all, we will be showing the game live on our big screens in the The Wood Berry Grill Bar & Restaurant, The Brunswick Room, Kellys Corner, Bowling World, Bite & Bowl Diner and even Waynes World.We will have face painters, sweets and treats for all the kids and we can guarantee a great atmosphere for all the family. Book a table today and for every adult dining on Sunday lunch a kid will go for FREE and for each extra kid it is only €5 between 1pm – 5pm.To celebrate we are also giving Sunday lunch for 2 adults and 2 kids just text the words “arena7 sam” to 51444 and you could be in the chance of winning this great prize.Come on Donegal and come on and join us at Arena 7 this Sunday the 21st of September a date we hope we never forget.  KIDS EAT FOR FREE AT ARENA 7 ON ALL-IRELAND FINAL DAY was last modified: September 16th, 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:ALL-IRELAND FINALArena 7FeaturesfoodfreeKidsnewslast_img read more

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Surprise! Cushing to face Irish

first_img “It feels pretty good, the doctors can’t believe it,” Cushing said. “I can play now. I’m a little (hesitant). We’ll see how this game goes.” Coach Pete Carroll said he believed Cushing could see a limited role against the Irish. Meanwhile, linebacker Dallas Sartz (dislocated shoulder) is expected to redshirt, but Sartz and Carroll offered different views whether he can play against Notre Dame first. “This is his last shot and he’s not making it,” Carroll said. Sartz said, “I’m going to suit up and see if I can go for a little bit in this game. Every couple days it gets better.” It’s likely Sartz will need surgery to repair the shoulder. Too rowdy Carroll reprimanded two players this week for rowdy behavior at an off-campus party following the Trojans’ victory over Arizona. The two players, who were not identified, caused a disturbance at a large gathering two blocks from campus Saturday night, sources said. No complaints were filed with police or university security, but Carroll acted quickly this week when alerted to the situation and met with the players. Carroll declined comment Wednesday. Bush practices Although he appeared cautious, tailback Reggie Bush (sore knee) practiced Wednesday. “Reggie did a nice job,” Carroll said. Gettin’ their kicks Carroll sent USC’s kickers to the center of campus Wednesday night to practice kicking in McCarthy Quad, which contains thick grass. He’s worried Notre Dame’s turf could be thicker than normal and throw off the kickers. Caroll also shuffled the kickoff team, with linebacker Oscar Lua replacing tight end Fred Davis while linebackers Clay Matthews and Kaluka Maiava flipped positions, as the Trojans tried to shore up their weakness. Carroll spent a good portion of Wednesday addressing special teams. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Linebacker Brian Cushing, expected to redshirt with nerve damage in his shoulder, made an unexpected recovery and got cleared by doctors to play Saturday against Notre Dame. Technically, Cushing can play and still redshirt if he gets hurt, because it’s the Trojans’ sixth game. Under NCAA rules, you cannot redshirt if you play past the sixth game. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We’re not going to put a lot of responsibility on him,” Carroll said. “He’s 100 percent and we were really thinking we weren’t going to get him back.” Cushing’s happy because he wanted to play against Notre Dame more than any opponent this season. “It’s the game I’ve been anticipating and I pretty much was going to go there before (Tyrone) Willingham left,” Cushing said. Carroll wants Cushing because Thomas Williams remains bothered with a groin injury. “Thomas is taking a ton of plays,” Carroll said. last_img read more

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Track & Field Competes At Husker Invitational

first_img LINCOLN, Neb. – A select number of members of the Drake University track and field team made the short trip to Lincoln, Neb., to compete in the Husker Invitational in the Bulldogs’ final tune-up before next week’s Missouri Valley Conference Championship. 1,500 Meters3. Millie Bretl, 4:46.2313. Elizabeth Aho, 4:59.2414. Olivia Rogers, 5:00.89 Xavier Lechleitner (Edgar, Wis.) continued his strong season with a second-place showing in the 1,500 meters in 3:54.46. Drake Individual Women’s Results200 Meters8. Mariah Crawford, 25.34 Discus13. Erik Olson, 96-1 (29.29m) Complete Results Shot Put15. Bryce Lang, 29-10.75 (9.11m) Highlighting the Bulldogs’ afternoon was freshman Maximilian Fridrich (Salzburg, Austria) making his track debut by winning the 3,000 meters in 8:40.02. Fridrich was the MVC Cross Country Freshman of the Year but had yet to race on the oval this season. The bulk of the team returns to competition next weekend at the MVC Championship in Terre Haute, Ind. 3,000 Meters1. Maximilian Fridrich, 8:40.02 Javelin6. Erik Olson, 152-8 (46.53m)10. Blair Barrow, 128-0 (39.02m)11. Jacob Lewis, 127-5 (38.84m) 1,500 Meters2. Xavier Lechleitner, 3:54.469. Kevin Kelly, 4:01.73612. Rylee Miller, 4:06.1917. Joe Romain, 4:12.84 400 Meters11. Kaylen Rettig, 1:04.14 Drake Individual Men’s Results800 Meters9. Michael Cooper, 2:02.4410. Alec Bognar, 2:02.75 800 Meters11. Kenzie Mente, 2:35.45 Story Links 3,000 Meters7. Mykaela Cole, 11:06.04 The women’s 1,500 meters saw a pair of personal bests by Drake freshmen as Millie Bretl (Milwaukee, Wis.) took third in 4:46.23 while Elizabeth Aho (Grayslake, Ill.) was 13th in 4:59.24.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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