first_imgDear Editor,One has to wonder if the time has not come for the disbanding of the City Constabulary of Georgetown; if the time has not come for the formal handing over of the responsibilities of protecting the city to the national police who are already performing this function and if the time has not come for the property rates of citizens to be better spent.Every time one hears from the Chief, one hears of the human resource and other constraints faced by the Constabulary, yet they have the resources to provide eight bodyguards to the Mayor and another batch of bodyguards to the Town Clerk plus static security at their residences as though these individuals are Heads of State or Government.Recently, they received as a gift 30 or more bicycles and allied equipment, and had officers trained in the United States, yet the citizens have never seen more than six bike patrol officers? Can six officers patrol all of the wards of the city effectively?However, when the notorious parking meter project came into operation, dozens of Constables were found to harass supposedly errant drivers, even pestering the driver and security detail of a former president. Where have these Constables gone to?Now we hear of an epiphany the Mayor has awakening out of 24 years of slumber to realise that the Constables are on the take. Oh please! What is City Hall, Comedy Central? Is she ‘Sally in the Alley’?Even a small private security force engaged by the vendors of the Bourda Market has proven to be more effective capturing a criminal in just a few weeks of their engagement. Is that not convincing enough?All we hear from the Constabulary is the shooting to death of mentally-ill young men, sexual assaults against minors, arms, ammunition and bulletproof vests going missing, the pillaging of its training school, fights in its headquarters with citizens, beatings by senior officers of their paramours, bail money and welfare money going missing, shaking down of vendors, and harassment of business persons.And when their Chief is asked about it, all he has to say is in terms of this, and in terms of that, and in terms of the other.Sincerely,Roseanne Rodgerslast_img read more

first_imgThe winner of Kernan’s unbelievable prize has been revealed.To celebrate Kernan’s new partnership with Top Oil, and their ongoing relationship with the BWG Group (Eurospar, Spar, and XL), Kernan’s gave away an incredible prize.Kernan’s gave one lucky customer the opportunity to win a luxurious all-inclusive cruise for two – or an alternative holiday voucher worth €2,000! The lucky winner was drawn on Thursday from Kernan’s Spar Ramelton. Patricia McDaid from Ramelton won the fantastic prize!The prize is being awarded in association with Atlantic Travel Letterkenny.Mary Cannon was also honoured for her 21 years of work at Kernan’s and was presented with a bouquet of flowers.  Over the past few weeks, Kernan’s have completely revamped the forecourts of their Ramelton and Newtowncunningham sites, bringing Kernan’s and Top Oil’s partnership to four sites in Donegal, joining their existing sites at Drumkeen and Newmills!Watch: Winner of Kernan’s luxurious cruise for two revealed! was last modified: April 16th, 2017 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:competitioncruisedrawKERNANSpicture specialvideolast_img read more

first_imgThe video below shows them preparing for their crucial clash with Japan on Friday, which is live on talkSPORT 2, by performing as a dance troupe in the stadium!It’s unclear exactly what technical footballing benefit the Senegalese get from this training, however it certainly appears to be boosting team morale ahead of their big game.Perhaps it’s also improving their footwork?Scroll down to see the full video. 1 #Senegal #WorldCup training methods pic.twitter.com/kEAPYNhCdV— FIFA WorldCup Trivia (@Trivia_WorldCup) June 23, 2018talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Senegal’s players training in good spirits ahead of their game against Japan The Senegal national football team are beginning to steal the show at the 2018 World Cup.After impressively defeating Poland against the odds in their opening game, the Lions of Teranga have now earned new fans with their bizarre training methods.last_img read more

first_imgA €4 million settlement was approved by the High Court yesterday in favour of a young girl who suffered severe spinal injuries, leaving her wheelchair bound, as a result of a road crash in Co Donegal.Nóirín McGarvey, now seven, had, through her father, Ronan McGarvey, Lower Dore, Bunbeg, Co Donegal, brought proceedings against William Barr (81), Middletown, Gweedore, Co Donegal.Mr Barr’s wife Maggie (83) died in the crash at Dunlewy, Co Donegal, on May 27th, 2008. Mr Barr denied liability and has claimed an indemnity against his GP on grounds he experienced a medical ailment causing him to lose control of his car.€4MILLLION SETTLEMENT FOR DONEGAL CRASH GIRL was last modified: July 20th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

first_imgThere are major traffic disruptions between Letterkenny and Ramelton after a three car pile-up just before lunchtime.One person has been rushed to hospital after the collision which happened just before 1pm at Moorefield approaching Ramelton.Gardai, ambulance and fire service personnel rushed to the scene and a number of people had to be cut from the wreckage of the smash. At least two of the people involved are understood to be form the Ramelton area.Diversions are now in place and it is expected that the road will be closed for a number of hours.It is not thought that the condition of the person taken to hospital is critical.A source revealed “Any crash involving three cars is serious and this could have been very serious. “It’s a miracle that nobody was killed. The road looked a right mess after it.“The emergency services were on the scene very quickly but there will be a lot of delays on that road.“The main thing I that nobody was fatally injured.”EndsTRAFFIC CHAOS AFTER THREE CAR PILE-UP OUTSIDE RAMELTON was last modified: October 3rd, 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:car crashRameltonlast_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Friday’s ceremony was dampened by a heavy blanket of fog that shrouded the surrounding mountains and spoiled the vista from the pavilion. In fact, Bush had to travel from West Los Angeles by motorcade rather than helicopter because of the weather. But the day was a triumph, with Bush speaking of Reagan’s trip aboard the plane to Berlin where he challenged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987 to tear down the wall. The aircraft took Richard Nixon to the Middle East and Gerald Ford to the Far East, traveling a total of 445 missions for seven presidents over three decades. “I am proud to stand in this magnificent pavilion that is now home to a celebrated symbol of democracy and freedom,” Bush said. “You know, across this nation, Americans can visit many great memorials to the cause of liberty –from a statue in a busy harbor whose arm carries high the flame of freedom, to a quiet field in Arlington filled with rows of white tombstones, to a mountainside in the heartland carved with the images of America’s great leaders. Each evokes a sense of awe and wonder. “But none can soar at more than 500 miles an hour, carrying freedom’s message across oceans and continents.” function openpopupAIRFORCEONE(){ var popurl=”http://lang.dailynews.com/news/files/flash/airforceone.swf” winpops=window.open(popurl,””,”width=600,height=575,”) } • Photo Gallery: 10/21: Bush visits Southland Nancy Reagan, wearing a light-brown suit, was radiant, sharing some memories aboard the plane her husband boarded for 211 journeys and logged in over 631,000 miles –ore than any other president before him. She thanked the pilots and crew members who celebrated a reunion at the dedication. “This achievement is yours as well,” she said. Lt. Col. Steve Chealander, Reagan’s military aide, said stepping aboard the plane, known by its tail number 27000, was “very nostalgic.” “It smelled the same, it looked the same,” he said. “It was awesome. The $31 million, three-story, 87,000-square-foot pavilion, an architectural marvel, sets the plane as if in flight. The 707 faces a huge glass window overlooking the mountains of western Simi Valley. The exhibit also includes a Marine One helicopter, the president’s motorcade and an Irish pub. The “flying White House” is filled with artifacts from the Reagan years, 1980-88, including the former first couple’s flight jackets, handwritten letters and the president’s favorite jelly beans. “President Reagan would be very thrilled with this because it’s the fulfillment of a dream” Chealander said. “He feels this should be shared with everybody because this is their White House, their presidency. “It could not be better. It looks like it’s taking off, fully restored in its original form. Everything you see inside is authentic.” Visitors enter where seven presidents who used the plane as Air Force One boarded, a door marked on both sides with the presidential seal. The pavilion marks “the realization of Ronnie’s dream,” Mrs. Reagan said. “As visitors climb the stairs to the door of this airplane, I hope they will feel as Ronnie and I did every time we arrived on foreign soil in faraway countries or returned safely home to American shores — grateful for our many blessings.” The 707 served presidents from Nixon to Clinton, the latter using it as a back-up to the Air Force One ordered by Reagan. Nancy Reagan told the crowd that the couple’s last trip aboard came after Reagan left office in January 1989, and the couple headed home to California. “I can still see Ronnie, peering out the window in our cabin as he watched Washington disappear against the landscape,” Mrs. Reagan said. “It was overwhelming,” said Lee F. Simmons, a steward on two planes used as Air Force One, serving presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford. Presidential aircraft are only dubbed Air Force One when the president is aboard. Attending the dedication were Reagan family friend Merv Griffin, former California Gov. Pete Wilson and wife, Gayle, and members of the state’s Republican congressional delegation including Elton R. Gallegly, R-Thousand Oaks. Simi Valley Mayor Paul Miller said Friday’s ceremony was a great tribute to one of America’s greatest presidents. “This is a great symbol of his legacy, this airplane,” he said. “I’m so excited.” Fred Ryan, chairman of the board of trustees for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Foundation, said the exhibit is more than a retired aircraft. “The purpose of this new museum is not history called past, but to inspire future generations of American leaders,” he said. “It’s a symbol of American strength, and the awesome, global responsibility of the president of the United States.” The Ronald Reagan Foundation raised the $31 million through private donations. Their fundraising efforts were completed earlier this week with a $10 million donation from Boone Pickens, a Texas oil and gas executive. Angie Valencia-Martinez can be reached at (805) 583-7602, or by e-mail at angie.valencia@dailynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The gleaming Boeing 707 remained stationary, mounted above the cheering throng, the star of a spectacular new exhibit dedicated by Bush, his wife and Mrs. Reagan at the Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. To the strains of the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Symphony’s “…off we go, into the wild blue yonder…,” the trio led an entourage that toured the pavilion, which opens to the public on Monday. “There’s no more fitting place for it to be,” said Reagan fan Corrine Clement, of Las Vegas, one of about 750 invited guests. “It’s an aircraft as big as the man himself.”center_img SIMI VALLEY — With President Bush at her side, former First Lady Nancy Reagan turned to the crowd Friday and waved, then climbed aboard Air Force One for the first time since her husband left office. For More Infolast_img read more

first_imgStanford scientists are blaming evolution for our difficulty at golf, according to The Stanford Daily.  Working with rhesus monkeys, the researchers found that primate brains are too adaptable to changing conditions to become good at a repetitive tasks.  “One possible explanation for the observation is that evolution favored predators who could improvise, as they never face an identical situation twice when hunting prey,” explained reporter Daniel Novinson.  But with the D word designed used twice by Mark Churchland, what is the message?“The nervous system was not designed to do the same thing over and over,” said Churchland, a co-author of the study, to the Washington Post.  “The nervous system was designed to be flexible.  You typically find yourself doing things you’ve never done before.”Apparently no one asked the traditional follow-up question, “Who designed the designer?”Some weeks we may need a category for Stupid Evolution Quote of the Day.  Did it never cross their designed minds that a flexible nervous system is a good example of purposeful design?  Why give Charlie Chance the credit?  Meanwhile, if you hit the sand trap, blame yourself, not evolution.  Golf would not have evolved.  It has negative survival value.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_img SharePrint RelatedCelebrate 3 million geocaches with a new souvenir!April 18, 2017In “News”Hike or seek this seasonSeptember 17, 2019In “News”Four tips for hiding quality geocachesFebruary 19, 2019In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter” Planet Earth is Now (Officially) Your PlayfieldWe admit Galaxy Search was a fun joke, but we promise that our newest feature is 100% real. Say hello to Worldwide Search. Now, with just a few clicks, you can see a leaderboard of the most favorited geocaches or learn just how many Terrain 5 geocaches there are — in the world. That’s right. We said it.In the world. The whole world. Planet Earth is now your playfield.With this latest update to the geocache search page, you can:Find geocaches anywhere in the world  — no search origin needed. Premium members can filter further based on keywords, D/T ratings and more!The 30 mile/50 kilometer restriction on searches? For Premium members, this restriction is now gone.See an accurate count of matching results for all searches.Take your new search superpowers for a test drive by trying out these searches:See the geocaches with the most Favorite Points — in the world.Planning a vacation? Find exactly the geocaches you want within any radius.Learn how many Terrain 5, Difficulty 5 geocaches there are in Germany.Answer that question you’ve always wanted to ask: How many geocaches have “Mars” in their name?How will you use your new search superpowers (for good, not evil, of course)? Tell us in the comments below.Search for GeocachesShare with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

first_imgTwo months after the Chennai-based Intellectual Property Office reached a conclusion that the “rasgulla” had its geographical origin in West Bengal, a trust based in Jajpur district and another individual on Monday moved a PIL in the Orissa High Court, seeking a direction to the authority concerned to withdraw the tag from West Bengal.The petitioners — Punya Utkal Trust and Santosh Kumar Sahoo of Jankia in Khurda district — also urged the High Court to direct the Odisha government to stake claim to the GI tag for Rasagola as the famous sweet had its origin in the State. “The sweet is also associated with the Jagannath culture and is being offered as prasad to the Trinity for over 400 years now,” the petition said. The petitioners assailed the “inaction” of the State of Odisha in taking needful steps for applying and obtaining GI registration of Rasagola as per the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act of 1999.last_img read more

first_imgThe Punjab police Thursday said the second accused in the Amritsar grenade attack, which left three people dead and over 20 injured, will be arrested soon. Two motorcycle-borne men threw a grenade on a religious congregation on the outskirts of Amritsar on Sunday. An alleged operative of militant organisation Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF), identified as Bikramjit Singh (26) was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the attack. The second accused has been identified as Avtar Singh. Senior Superintendent of Police Amritsar (Rural) Parmpal Singh said Avtar Singh will be nabbed soon as various police teams are looking for him. He said Avtar Singh’s father, Gurdyal Singh, had deserted the Indian Army after Operation Blue Star in 1984. Mediapersons visiting Avtar Singh’s house in Ajnala town’s Chak Misri Khan village found numerous pictures of slain militant leader Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale pasted on walls. Bikramjit Singh’s mother, Sukhwinder Kaur, expressed shock over his arrest and claimed her son was innocent. According to police, Bikramjit Singh was driving the motorcycle while Avtar Singh hurled the grenade at the gathering.last_img read more