first_imgAttempted murder-arson…says justice system has failed herThe Corentyne, Berbice woman who had a near-death experience when her ex-husband tried to kill her is urging Police to catch her assailant before he finds her.In an interview with Guyana Times on Friday, Owamawattie Alvin admitted being fearful for her life.Owamawattie AlvinAccording to the 47-year-old, she was attacked on Wednesday evening when her ex-husband allegedly tried to kill her using a knife, a piece of wood, and a broken glass. She is seeking to relocate somewhere outside of Berbice until the perpetrator is apprehended. She told this publication she cannot not remain in Berbice while her ex-husband, Lionel Thomas, 62, of Rose Hall Town, Corentyne, remains on the run.“He can be anywhere, and come from behind and kill me; because it seems that is his intention.”However, even as she is calling on the Police to capture the man, she is questioning the seriousness of officers at the Whim Police Station to fight domestic violence.“When we go at the station, the station was full with Police; was about 15 of them there, and when we go in the station, they all left, and only one Constable remain.”Alvin had gone to the Whim Police Station on Wednesday evening covered in blood and wearing torn clothing. She was accompanied by her pregnant 17-year-old daughter, who was also bleeding.“I sit down there about 45 minutes, and then the OC [Officer-in-Charge] come, and when I tell him what happen, he call back the patrol and start to quarrel with them, and he tell them that they should have carried me to the hospital; and he tell a CID [Criminal Investigation Officer] officer to leave what he doing and take me to the hospital,” Alvin related.Thomas and the mother of four had been together for 28 years. Two years ago, Alvin walked away from the abusive relationship.“He want me find everything fuh he and he always beating me up. One time he chop me on me hand, so I decide to end the relationship; but he ain’t want done de abuse,” the woman said.According to Alvin, the justice system does not seem to be working, and based on her experience, she has little confidence in the system.According to Alvin, both she and Thomas are before the court on two separate matters. Both, she said, are in relation to threats to her life.“The magistrate put him on a bond, and he always breaking the bond and threatening to kill me. When he go back, the magistrate put him on $20,000 bail,” she detailed.The woman said that on Monday Thomas was arrested after chasing her with a cutlass at Port Mourant on Saturday, and was expected to be taken to court on Thursday. However, he was released from the Rose Hall Town Police Outpost on Wednesday.It is believed that after Thomas was released from Police custody, he went to Alvin’s home and tried to kill her. The woman was able to escape with the help of her pregnant daughter. However, hours later, flames were seen coming from the Lot 192 Area ‘R’ Ankerville Port Mourant building. The building was reduced to rubble. (Andrew Carmichael)last_img read more

first_img0Shares00A massive star in his native Chile, Alexis Sanchez will be the subject of a film about his life © AFP/File / RHONA WISESANTIAGO, Chile, Aug 9 – Manchester United star Alexis Sanchez announced on his Instagram account on Thursday that a film about his life is due out in Chile next year.Sanchez is the biggest star of Chilean football and the epitome of a rags to riches success story. The motion picture entitled “Alexis, the film,” is “a story about a kid that did everything to achieve his dream,” according to the trailer published on Sanchez’s Instagram account.Production company Fabula, responsible for the Oscar-winning “A Fantastic Woman” which starred Daniela Vega, is behind the film.Fabula said in a statement that children all over the country would be invited to audition for the lead role “based on unprecedented moments in Alexis’s life.”Sanchez, 29, will play himself as an adult.The film is due to be released during next year’s Copa America in Brazil, where Chile will be the defending champions.Sanchez, Chile’s all-time top goalscorer, joined Manchester United in January following spells at Arsenal and Barcelona.0Shares00(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgSarri’s men are still in pole position for a top-four finish, but now lead Arsenal and a resurgent Manchester United by just three points.Moreover, Chelsea still have to visit United, as well as title-chasing Liverpool and Manchester City in their final 15 games of the league campaign.The trend since the Blues lost for the first time under Sarri at Tottenham at the end of November suggests Chelsea will not maintain their slender advantage.Under Abramovich, Chelsea managers don’t tend to be given time if unsuccessful in their first season.Eden Hazard’s goal scoring has dried up since he has been wedged into a centre-forward role © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISSarri insisted he is still up for the fight, even if he accused his players of lacking the same heart.“It seems to me that, as a group of players, they’re not aggressive from a mental point of view. They don’t have a ferocity in their mentality,” said Sarri.“It’s difficult to change. You have to try and influence their mentality and it could take some time, or it could change with a new player coming in or an older head assuming more responsibility and driving the team on.”Sarri does seem set to get what he wanted in the signing of Gonzalo Higuain on loan from Juventus for the rest of the season to offer some much needed firepower.– Hazard blunted –However, while the former Napoli boss pointed the finger at his players, his tactics have also come under the spotlight in recent weeks.Chelsea’s early-season form owed much to the goals of Eden Hazard with Sarri claiming the Belgian was capable of scoring 40 this campaign.Instead, Hazard has just 12 as his goals have dried up since he has been wedged into a centre-forward role due to Sarri’s lack of faith in Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud.In keeping with their performances of late, Chelsea enjoyed 64 percent possession against Arsenal but had just one tame shot on target to show for it.Chelsea enjoyed 64 percent possession against Arsenal but had just one tame shot on target to show for it © AFP / Ben STANSALLRemoving Hazard from his favoured position wide on the left of a front three has made it easier to crowd out Chelsea’s most dangerous player.Meanwhile, as Sarri demands more aggression, his most tenacious player, N’Golo Kante, is also out of position.Kante shone in winning back-to-back Premier League titles with Leicester and in his first season at Chelsea, as well winning the World Cup with France, as a relentless holding midfielder.However, Sarri prefers the passing of Jorginho, who he brought with him from Napoli last summer, at the base of his midfield and Kante shunted further forward.Hazard has voiced his frustration at playing out of position and keeping him happy is a club priority as he enters the final 18 months of his contract, with Real Madrid interested in a cut-price swoop come the summer.Teenager Callum Hudson-Odoi also seems set to snub the offer of a new deal to join Bayern Munich after becoming frustrated at his lack of first-team opportunities under Sarri.The Italian needs to find answers quickly to arrest Chelsea’s slump with the finance and prestige of Champions League football paramount to his and Chelsea’s future.Arsenal boss Unai Emery recently revealed the financial restrictions he is working under with no money available to sign players on permanent transfers this month.Two seasons without Champions League football is part of the reason for penny pinching at the Emirates. Now Chelsea run the risk of facing a similar fate.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri lambasted his side’s mentality in losing 2-0 to Arsenal on Saturday © AFP / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 20 – It took 19 games for Maurizio Sarri to suffer defeat as Chelsea manager, but a stunning start to life at Stamford Bridge has quickly turned sour with the Italian lambasting his side’s mental fortitude after Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Arsenal.A fourth loss in 11 league games leaves Chelsea at serious risk of missing out on the Champions League for a second consecutive season for the first time since Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003.last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City“While we are clearly disappointed with the outcome, this tells us that collecting on this judgment, against this guy, is really tough,” Cook said. Cook had hoped the watch might be worth as much as $22,000, but an appraisal from San Francisco jeweler Shreve & Co. concluded it was worth only about $100. Simpson had told his lawyer, Ronald Slates, he paid $125 for it. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! O.J. Simpson is getting his fake Rolex watch back. The timepiece, seized earlier this week by attorneys for Fred Goldman, was ordered returned to the former football star after it was determined to be a knockoff made in China. Goldman has won a multimillion-dollar wrongful-death judgment against Simpson, but the watch has so little value it falls under an exemption in the judgment excluding jewelry worth less than $6,075. Goldman lawyer David Cook said his client will comply with Friday’s order by Superior Court Judge Gerald Rosenberg. last_img read more

first_imgMEMBERS of St Eunan’s GAA club have appointed Kieran Ryan and Johnathon Scanlon to manage their senior team this year.Kieran is a stalwart of the treble team of 07-09 and Johnathon is a former player and ex-Donegal panellist and former manager of Termon and Downings.In a vote, they narrowly defeated the other candidate Eamonn O’Boyle, who had let the club to two of their three treble successes. The Ryan/Scanlon partnership takes over from Charlie Mulgrew.ST EUNAN’S APPOINT NEW TEAM BOSSES was last modified: January 14th, 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_imgONE of the GAA’s leading commentators has questioned the decision of Donegal manager Jim McGuinness to expel Kevin Cassidy from the county panel.Eugene McGee was writing extensively on the subject in today’s Irish Independent newspaper – and said he would have handled it differently.Cassidy, 30, a two-time All Star winner, was thrown out of the squad because of comments he made in the writing of a book by a journalist from Gaelic Life. Said McGee: “As a manager I had a simple rule about disciplining a player who had flouted team rules: never punish the player if it means punishing the team as well; there will always be an opportunity later for disciplining the guilty player but not at the expense of the team directly.“Losing such a pivotal performer as Cassidy, holder of two Allstars, now at the height of his power will certainly punish Donegal more than Cassidy. Above all else, Donegal people need to ponder that.”The full article is here: McGUINNESS/CASSIDY ROW: COMMENTATOR CALLS FOR MANAGER’S POWERS TO BE CURBED was last modified: November 14th, 2011 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:Donegal GAAJim McGuinnessKevin Cassidylast_img read more

first_imgCheek was a first-team All-MVC selection in 2017 and is the team’s top returning offensive threat after finishing eighth in the league in kills last season with 387 for a 3.28 kills per set average. She also added 3.0 digs per set. The Bulldogs were voted fourth by the league’s coaches in the always competitive Missouri Valley Conference behind projected preseason favorite UNI, Missouri State and Illinois State. Both UNI and Missouri State advanced to the NCAA Tournament last season and since 2007, the MVC has earned 30 bids to the NCAA Tournament, trailing only the Pac 12, Big Ten, Big 12, SEC, ACC and West Coast Conference in total berths. The Bulldogs return all but one starter from the 2017 team that amassed a 23-10 record and made history with its first Missouri Valley Conference Tournament appearance since 2010. The team’s 23 wins were the third most in program history and most since 2010. Additionally, the team’s 12 conference wins were the second most by the program in an 18-game MVC schedule. The Bulldogs return 10 student-athletes from that team, including a pair of All-MVC selections for the 2018 season. In addition to the Bulldogs’ preseason league ranking, senior Cathryn Cheek (Coppell, Texas) was named to the league’s preseason all-conference team.center_img ST. LOUIS, Mo. – After one of the most successful seasons in school history, the Drake University volleyball team has been picked fourth in the Missouri Valley Conference annual preseason poll, the league announced Wednesday, Aug. 15. The team begins its 2018 season Friday, Aug. 24, at Sam Houston State for three matches. The Bulldogs’ home schedule begins Sept. 7 with the Drake Invitational as the team welcomes four teams, including Iowa, to the Knapp Center for two days of matches. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

first_imgNearly 200 members of the McShane family clan convened in Kilcar, County Donegal, for what was the first ‘family reunion’ since 1974.From New York to Connecticut, Letterkenny to London, McShane’s travelled from far and near to assemble in their ancestral homeland of Kilcar for a week of celebrations, the cornerstone of which was an event in the Blue Haven venue.Welcoming attendees, designated spokesperson Ian McShane opened proceedings with a light-hearted overview of the history of the McShane clan, which descends from the sons of Shane O’Neill, considered the rightful High King of Ulster in the mid-16th century. Guests then enjoyed a sit-down meal, followed by a sample of local traditional song and dance, with Kilcar DJ Ciaran Cannon providing entertainment for the late revellers!Other events over the course of the reunion, which ran from 2-9 August, included a golf outing, poker night and day trip to Malin Head.The strong McShane roots in Kilcar began in the early 20th century, with Patrick McShane and his wife Elizabeth. Patrick is still remembered locally as the headmaster at the school in the parish during the early 1900s, and many of the McShane’s in attendance comprised three generations of his descendants.Speaking at the event, family patriarch Connell McShane, son of Patrick and Elizabeth, noted with pride the strong connection between the McShane family and Kilcar, remarking: “I travelled from New York, where I’ve lived most of my life, to be here, but every time I come home to Kilcar it’s like I’ve never left. “We all have such a bond with this place, even the family members that are coming for the first time this week! It’s particularly nice to see so many young people travelling for the reunion- cousins who have never met before who will now be friends for life!”McShane’s descend on Kilcar for family reunion was last modified: August 12th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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_imgDonegal County Council has been urged to improve signs and road markings at the Claremans Junction outside Letterkenny in the aftermath of a crash.The call was made after a serious collision occurred in the area at the beginning of summer.Cllr Michael McBride, who was at the scene of the crash, told the council this week that two young people were ‘very lucky’ to escape serious injury after the t-bone collision. Cllr McBride said that there was a lack of visible signs warning motorists of the junction ahead and that one side became covered by growth during the summer.The back road has been used more often this year as motorists took the route to avoid the Blue Banks roadworks between Letterkenny and Kilmacrennan.Cllr McBride added that many cars get stuck in the area during times of snow and ice and that improved signs would alert people as they approach the junction.The Council Roads Department is due to assess the area and carry out lining works or signage if required. Serious accident sparks call for warning signs at junction outside Letterkenny was last modified: September 12th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:claremans junctionCllr Michael McBrideletterkenny-milford municipal districtlast_img read more

first_imgThe new class of two dozen MacArthur Fellows announced yesterday includes 13 scientists whose interests span a range of disciplines.The 5-year $625,000 prize, up from $500,000, recognizes those “who are working to improve the human condition and to preserve and sustain our natural and cultural heritage,” said Cecilia Conrad, vice president of the program, which is run by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The 2013 class adds to the roster of 873 individuals recognized since 1981.This year’s list includes these researchers:Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Phil Baran, 36, an organic chemist at Scripps Research Institute;C. Kevin Boyce, 39, a paleobotanist at Stanford University;Colin Camerer, 53, a behavioral economist at the California Institute of Technology;Angela Duckworth, 43, a research psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania;Craig Fennie, 40, a materials scientist at Cornell University;Carl Haber, 54, an audio preservationist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory;Dina Katabi, 42, a computer scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology;Julie Livingston, 46, an anthropologist at Rutgers University;David Lobell, 34, an agricultural ecologist at Stanford University;Susan Murphy, 55, a statistician at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor;Sheila Nirenberg, a neuroscientist at the Weill Cornell Medical College;Ana Maria Rey, 36, an atomic physicist at the University of Colorado, Boulder;Sara Seager, 42, an astrophysicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.last_img read more