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Plane crashes at Eterinbang airstrip

first_imgA locally-registered twin-engine 10-seater Islander aircraft has reportedly suffered substantial damage after it encountered problems during takeoff at the remote Eteringbang airstrip on Wednesday.Minister within the Public Infrastructure Ministry, who holds responsibility for the aviation sector, Annette Ferguson, confirmed on Wednesday evening that she was in receipt of a report of an incident at the Eteringbang airstrip but details were still sketchy at the time.Minister Ferguson told Guyana Times that a team from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA)’s investigation department will be heading to the interior location to ascertain the extent and cause of the accident.Ferguson further stated that according to initial reports, the front wheel of the plane was damaged when it failed to take off from the airstrip.Guyana Times was reliably informed that the BN2A Islander aircraft encountered technical problems halfway down the airstrip, which was wet at the time due to rainfall.The plane reportedly failed to takeoff and ended up in a deep ditch at the end of the airstrip.The incident reportedly occurred around noon on Wednesday.Sources have since told this publication that the aircraft had overnighted at the Eteringbang airstrip in Guyana’s remote Cuyuni-Mazaruni region, near the Venezuelan border, and was about to takeoff en route to the Eugine F Correia International Airport at Ogle, East Coast Demerara when the unfortunate incident occurred. There are no reported injuries.last_img read more

Linden man set alight by wife transferred to GPHC

first_imgThe Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) man, who was set alight by his reputed wife, has been transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) where his condition is listed as stable.Deon Marks, 43, a vendor of Lot 206 Fourth Street, Silvertown, Wismar, Linden, and also of Lot 31 Nottinghamshire Mines, was reportedly burnt by his reputed wife, following an argument at their home on Sunday last.E Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Commander Anthony Vanderhyden disclosed that Police are now awaiting advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) with respect to charges.According to Police, the couple has been together for two years, and Marks was reportedly in the habit of threatening and hitting his reputed wife.Guyana Times was told that on May 20, 2018, an argument ensued after the 52-year-old woman accused Marks of stealing her money. During the argument, the woman allegedly locked Marks out of their Nottinghamshire Mines house.Marks allegedly armed himself with a spade and broke the lock to the home to gain entry. The woman reportedly then retrieved a gallon bottle of gasoline and threw it on the victim along with a cigarette she was smoking.As Marks’s body caught fire, he rushed to the gate and jumped into a gutter. A taxi driver saw what had taken place and rushed him to the Linden Hospital Complex. He was treated for burns about his body and his condition was listed as stable.The woman later surrendered to ranks at the Mackenzie Police Station where she reportedly admitted to the crime.Police later visited the scene of the crime.last_img read more

Greening up at home

first_imgGreening your home is easy, thanks to these Earth-friendly products and services: Ecobags What: Reusable bags made from organic, natural and hemp fibers for a variety of everyday uses, such as the E-Shopping System for One, which includes two canvas bags, one classic string bag and two produce/grain bags. Price: $20 Where to buy it: BioBag What: A 100-percent biodegradable, compostable line of cornstarch-based plastic products, such as the 13-gallon Tall Kitchen Bag. Price: $5.99 Where to buy it: Virgil’s Hardware Home & Garden, 520 N. Glendale Ave., Glendale, (818) 242-1104. Or visit for a list of online retailers. LawnBott What: A curvy little robotic lawnmower that produces zero emissions and automatically mows your lawn while you’re away. It comes in four models, each of which docks itself when the job is done. Price: $1,749 to $2,899. Where to buy it: A Trendy Home, 24307 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia, (877) 667-4663 or Seventh Generation What: A complete line of environmentally safe, nontoxic household products, including the vegetable-based Natural Citrus Scent Liquid Laundry Detergent in 100-ounce size. Price: $10.99 Where to buy it: Whole Foods Market, as well as Albertsons, Ralphs and Follow Your Heart, 21825 Sherman Way, Canoga Park, (818) 348-3240. Or visit for a list of online retailers. GreenDimes What: A paid-membership Web service that stops unwanted junk mail. It also supports tree-planting efforts worldwide through its partnerships with American Forests, Sustainable Harvest International and Trees for the Future. Price: $4 per month, $36 per year or a one-time charge of $360 for a lifetime membership. Where to buy it: 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

Brazil experiment for friendlies without Neymar

first_img0Shares0000Willian Jose’s good form for Real Sociedad has earned him a Brazil call up © AFP/File / Robert ATANASOVSKIRIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, Mar 12 – Brazilian coach Tite on Monday made the best of injured star Neymar’s forced absence by bringing new names into the national squad for friendlies against Russia and Germany.Those games on March 23 and 27 will be Brazil’s last warm-ups before heading to their base in Sochi, southern Russia, for the World Cup starting June 14. The talent-packed side’s preparations have been sidetracked by the foot injury Neymar suffered playing for Paris Saint-Germain in February. Tite delayed his squad announcement by 10 days so that he could assess the situation.Now with Neymar out, recovering from surgery for as long as three months, Tite has decided on a list of 25 rather than the usual 23 players.Willian Jose, a 26-year-old striker, was rewarded for his good season at Spanish side Real Sociedad with his first call up to the national side.Talisca, who is shining at Turkey’s Besiktas, is recalled, following two friendlies in 2014.The most notable absence on the team sheet is Juventus’ left back Alex Sandro, with Tite preferring Filipe Luis of Atletico Madrid.The Russia game will take place in Moscow before Brazil fly to Berlin to face Germany. The World Cup campaign will kick off on June 17 against Switzerland in Rostov.BrazilGoalkeepers: Alisson (Roma/ITA), Neto (Valencia/ESP), Ederson (Man City/ENG),Defenders: Daniel Alves (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Fagner (Corinthians) Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid/ESP), Marcelo (Real Madrid/ESP), Miranda (Inter Milan/ITA), Marquinhos (PSG/FRA), Thiago Silva (PSG/FRA), Geromel (Gremio), Rodrigo Caio (Sao Paulo),Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Madrid/ESP) Fernandinho (Manchester City/ENG), Fred (Shakhtar Donestk/UKR), Paulinho (Barcelona/ESP), Renato Augusto (Beijing Guoan/CHN), Willian (Chelsea/ENG), Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona/ESP), Talisca (Besiktas/TUR),Forwards: Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City/ENG), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool/ENG), Douglas Costa (Juventus/ITA), Willian Jose (Real Sociedad/ESP), Taison (Shakhtar Donestk/UKR).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Spotlight on Ronaldo as Juve hope to get money’s worth in Europe

first_img0Shares0000Juve seemingly decided last summer the only way to win the Champions League before Ronaldo retires is to have Ronaldo on your team © AFP/File / Miguel MEDINAVALENCIA, Spain, Sep 18 – No player owns as many Champions League titles as Cristiano Ronaldo but a sixth with Juventus would surely be his best of the lot.Ronaldo played the lead role in all of those five previous triumphs, from his towering header for Manchester United against Chelsea in 2008 to the tie-clinching, 97th-minute penalty against Juventus last season in the quarters. In between, there were the 17 goals he scored in every game but one en route to the trophy in 2014, the title-winning penalty against Atletico Madrid in 2016 and the hat-trick against the same opposition, this time in the last four, a year later. He would also score twice against Juventus in the final.It was to become the beneficiaries, rather than victims, of these match-winning moments, that Juve seemingly decided last summer the only way to win the Champions League before Ronaldo retires is to have Ronaldo on your team.They begin that assault on Wednesday, when the 33-year-old will kick a ball competitively in Spain for the first time since his dizzying 100 million-euro move from Madrid.Valencia are the obstacle at the Mestalla, where he scored twice, both penalties, for his former team last term.Many were shocked when Ronaldo drew a line under his time in the Spanish capital, with most believing his complaints to be the latest round of posturing aimed at those higher at the club. They were, but this time he meant it.Lionel Messi told Catalunya Radio earlier this month: “I was surprised, I didn’t imagine him leaving Madrid or that he would go to Juve.”There is merit and romance in Messi sticking with his boyhood Barcelona but even he must find it hard not to admire Ronaldo’s gumption.More trophies and records would inevitably have followed at Madrid but instead he started again, risking his reputation for somewhere new.– Psychological edge –There is risk too for Juventus, who have shelled out the first three-figure sum ever paid for a player in their thirties, and one that represents a very different model to the free-flowing forward that used to terrorise defences left, right and centre.The Ronaldo who Real Madrid decided could be sold is a predator, a throw-back number nine, that limits his exertions to the penalty box, with the caveat he can still run fast, jump high and shoot with both feet.His first Juve goal against Sassuolo on Sunday was a tap-in from a yard out, his second a driven left-footed shot into the corner. After three games without finding the net, even Ronaldo had been feeling the pressure.“I was a little tense with all the talk after my move from Real Madrid and not scoring,” he said afterwards. “I’m happy, I’m working hard and my teammates are really helping me to adapt to this league.”The real pressure, however, will come in Europe where Juventus’ investment will be judged.The club’s pursuit of a first Champions League success since 1996 has become an obsession and Ronaldo is supposed to be the last piece in the puzzle.Real Madrid may claim to be more of a team without him but so, perhaps, were Juve and it was only enough to reach two finals in four years, and lose them both.There is also perhaps a psychological edge to be gained.Madrid made a habit of prevailing last season without dominating games, owning the decisive moments rather than matches as a whole. A player like Ronaldo can quickly spread a winning mentality.Messi is in no doubt about the direction of credit. “Real Madrid are one of the best teams in the world and they have a great squad but it’s obvious the departure of Ronaldo makes them less strong while Juve have become a clear favourite for the Champions League,” he said.“They already had a good team and now they have Cristiano Ronaldo.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Southampton joined by Premier League rivals in race to sign former Arsenal ace

first_img Vermaelen is in his fifth season with Barcelona, but has still not passed the 50 appearance mark huge blow ADVICE Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade BEST OF no dice Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Southampton and Watford are showing interest in former Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen, who wants to return to the Premier League in January.Vermaelen, the centre-half, looks set to leave Barcelona in the near future with his current contract due to expire next summer. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? RANKED The 33-year-old Belgium international is not expected to be handed a new deal by the Spanish giants and as such, the defender’s entourage are sounding out potential moves elsewhere.And, according to Mundo Deportivo, Vermaelen is keen on a return to English football in January, with both Watford and Southampton considering moving for the ex-Arsenal ace. REPLY Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ center_img Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED MONEY shining Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Latest Football News Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED 1 Both clubs were interested in snapping him up in the summer and are likely to rekindle their interest ahead of the January window.While there is yet to be any contact established between Vermaelen’s entourage and either Premier League club, talks are expected to kick off in the coming weeks as the Belgian considers his next move.last_img read more


first_imgDonegal hurlers put in a solid display of hurling to make it two wins on the trot after accounting for Tyrone at Healy Park this afternoon.Played in freezing conditions, Ray Durack’s men chipped away at point after point to eventually win 0-9 to 0-14.The visitors went in ahead at the break 0-7 to 0-5 ahead despite Tyrone pressing ahead with two early points. Donegal continued to point through the likes of Lee Henderson and Cullen and went 0-11 to 0-8 ahead.If there was any chance of Tyrone responding then Donegal snuffed it out with a series of scores as they raced towards the final whistle courtesy of Paul Sheridan and Enda McDermott.Ray Durack said after his side’s recent win over Monaghan that they did not fear Tyrone.This afternoon he proved why and the team deserve great credit. It was the home team who started brightest, notching a couple of score within the first two minutes, but once settled, Donegal were back on level terms with scores from Henderson and Cullen.The first half saw the lead change a number of times but Donegal managed to forge a two point lead ending the half 0-07 to 0-05 in front.They re-emerged to a snowy backdrop and despite a strong start by Tyrone, Donegal kept a busy work rate up and never allowed them to settle despite Tyrone taking the lead, 0-08 to 0-07, five minutes into the half.Donegal clawed back level with a Ronan McDermott point and this was followed by three scores from Henderson to put them 0-11 to 0-08 ahead. Tyrone replied with a Damien Casey point.In the dying minutes Donegal went into scoring overdrive with a rapid fire succession of scores from Paul Sheridan, Enda McDermott and Sheridan again to leave the visitors running out victors by a score line of 0-14 to 0-09. DONEGAL HURLERS MAKE IT TWO ON THE TROT was last modified: March 10th, 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:donegalhurlersTyronelast_img read more


first_imgBREAKING NEWS UPDATED: ANOTHER pensioner has been terrorised, beaten and robbed in the latest sickening incident in Co Donegal.The latest victim, a 77 year old man, was threatened and tied up at his home in Glenties last night.The Garda Press office has now confirmed they are hunting a gang of up to three men who escaped with a large sum of cash and a firearm. The incident happened between 6pm and 7.30pm on the Station Road in the town.The elderly man was left in an extremely distressed state. He suffered cuts and bruises but neighbours who have been comforting him say it was the terrified state he was left in which has sent shockwaves through the local community.It’s the second time in a few weeks that the same pensioner has been attacked.Gardai in the town are investigating the attack. Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area on Thursday evening is asked to contact the local station.“The whole community is in uproar,” said one neighbour.“What sort of society are we heading into when this is happening to our senior citizens.”The attack came less than 24 hours after 1,500 people met in Manorcunningham to discuss a series of attacks in east Donegal. BREAKING NEWS: HORROR AS ANOTHER PENSIONER ATTACKED was last modified: February 14th, 2014 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:aggravated burglaryGlentiespensionerslast_img read more


first_imgCllr Doherty in Killygordon this weekFINE Gael is facing a new crisis today – as its Donegal councillors called for a stop to the introduction of water charges.The leader of the party on Donegal County Council Cllr Barry O’Neill said the introduction of water charges was “a step too far”.Cllr Frank McBrearty had an emergency motion calling for Irish Water to be abolished with 33 of the 34 councillors voting in favour of it. Fine Gael’s Bernard McGuinness abstained. Cllr O’Neill said that he had made his views on Irish Water known within his party for months and as a taxpayer and as a father, he believed water charges should not be introduced.Earlier Cllr Gary Doherty – who spent the week opposing contractors in east Donegal – said the people of this country have had enough of taxes.“I spent this week attending and supporting residents’ protests against the installation of the hated water meters,” said Cllr Doherty.“I would urge an Taoiseach and any member of the government to attend one of those protests. Because it is hard to find the words to convey the depth of feeling that there is amongst the people of Ireland against these charges. “It is nothing short of a disgrace and a crime against this Republic that our people are having water charges forced upon them.“We live in a County that never felt the effects of the celtic tiger. We didnt see the boom that inflated the pockets of the bankers and profiteers in the east who we are still bailing out through water charges, property tax, universal social charge and countless other austerity measures. The people of Donegal cannot and will not take any more.“The message that we gave Irish Water and the Government in Castlefinn and Killygordon this week was simply this “we wont take any more, enough is enough.”“Irish Water is no different to any of the banks before the collapse. It is toxic. It is not fot for purpose. In its short existence it has done nothing but indulge itself in the bonus culture and grab all philosophy that has blighted our country for decades.“Our govrnment has only one option left open to it to my mind. Stop mesing around, stop playing politics and do right by the Irish people. Abolish water charges, abolish Irish Water. “I have here a motion under Section 140 of the Local Government Act signed by ten Councillors so far. It reads ” This Council resolves to direct Council management not to comply with a demand from Irish Water to pass over the personal information of Council tenants held by Donegal County Council.”Around 200 people opposed to water charges attended today’s council meeting.SHOCK AS FINE GAEL LEADER ON DONEGAL COUNCIL VOTES TO ABOLISH IRISH WATER was last modified: November 14th, 2014 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:Cllr Barry O’NeillDonegal County Councilmotionvotelast_img read more