Ganta Receives New Stipendiary Magistrate

first_imgA new stipendiary magistrate has been assigned to steer the judicial affairs of the Ganta Magisterial Court, replacing outgoing Victoria GbalazayThe newly assigned Stipendiary Magistrate,  Attorney-at-Law Nyan Meator Ben, previously served as  stipendiary magistrate at the Paynesville Magisterial Court for several years.Magistrate Ben, who was inducted into office by Chief Justice of Liberia, Cllr. Francis Korkpor, on July 11, expressed the happiness at being assigned as to Ganta City because, according to him,  every government worker  should be able to take assignment everywhere.Attorney Ben vowed to bring transparency to the justice system in Ganta during his tenure as stipendiary magistrate.“By virtue of our education, we have been encouraged to do our best to bring fair judgment to the people of Ganta and Nimba at large,” he said.He urged the citizens to be law-abiding by taking their grievances to the law instead of taking it law into their own hands.“We have come to uphold your rights, whether in the capacity as the defendant or plaintiff,”  he said.There had been many complaints of judicial malpractices during the tenure of the outgoing magistrate,  including claims of allegedly  receiving bond fees and alleged instances of intimidation.  But she often denied such allegations.Outgoing Stipendiary Magistrate Victoria Gbalazay served the Ganta Magisterial Court for over ten years.But during the induction ceremony, Chief Justice Korkpor said her removal had nothing to with complaints; it was rather a normal judicial  routine to change judges whenever the need arises.Ganta is one of the most diverse municipalities, where the issue of mob violence appears to be commonplace;  but there had been complaints that the justice system,  beginning with the  police, was not fair and that it was very hard to get redress from the court unless you spent money.  But the new stipendiary magistrate has vowed to change this “if such were indeed happening.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GCAA requests funds for new drone unit

first_imgAviation sector– to assist with border security; regulating local dronesA new division is scheduled to come on stream at the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), with the regulator requesting money ahead of the 2018 budget for a new unit to not only oversee drone usage in Guyana, but to aid in border security.Following the discovery of illegal airstrips and planes at different hinterland locations, Government had announced its intention to ramp up patrols in the interior. It has long been argued that the vastness of the terrain and the porousness of the borders have cause some difficulties in manning the points of entry. According to GCAA Director General Egbert Field, the drone unit under the control of his agency will assist the Government in this mandate.For this reason, the authority has included the unit in its 2018 budget proposal to the Finance Ministry.A specialised drone outfitted to do surveillance“We’re setting up a new unit, a drones unit,” Field related. “And that drones unit, as you must have seen, the Government is embarking on drone operations in order to patrol the hinterland. The authority is taking its cue, and being proactive.”He noted that the GCAA would have to go on an employment drive to fill vacancies in the unit. According to the Director, the GCAA is currently grappling with a human resource shortage of qualified personnel.“Because we’ll have to register drones, give approvals for flights….also certify the persons flying drones. And my inspectors are really stretched. But we are employing individuals who are not that qualified — like an inspector — into this unit, (and they) will be able to handle this kind of work.”“The ones the Government will be looking at are the specialized drones. We will be registering drones; every drone. Every drone that comes to Guyana will have to be registered, and get the necessary approval to fly in areas,” he explained.According to Field, drones are becoming a growing industry within the aviation sector, with a plethora of purposes, such as mapping and surveillance. As a result, the authority is building its capacity to not only regulate the industry, but also assist the Government in its hinterland patrol.In addition to the money for the unit sought from the budget, which is due in November of this year, Field stated that increasing remuneration packages for his staff are on the budgetary agenda.In 2016, an illegal aircraft had been discovered near Yupukari, Region Nine. According to the Government, a number of recommendations from a subsequent Commission of Inquiry into that discovery have already been introduced.Last month, a twin-engine Beechcraft was discovered in Region Nine. It was registered to Banco Brandesco — one of Brazil’s largest banks. No trace of narcotics was found on the plane, but identification cards of Venezuelan and Brazilian nationals were discovered on board.The twin engine Beechcraft aircraft discovered in Region Nine last monthAn illegal airstrip was also unearthed about five kilometres west of Santa Fe, Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) by members of the Guyana Defence Force on August 5.Border security planIn the wake of these discoveries, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, had announced that a National Border Security Plan will be developed. The minister also shared other aspects of the long term plan, the implementation of which will be guided by financial and other factors.A major aspect of this plan, according to the Minister, is to encourage residents to report suspicious activity into the network. A major part of this plan, Harmon had stated, would involve the use of technology such as drones to improve aerial patrols.“On a longer term, the intention basically is to cover those areas by aerial activity: by the use of drones, by the use of fixed-wing aircraft on a regular basis, so that you can have a better understanding as to what is happening in between the fixed locations of the police and the army,” he explained.“As a result of this, we are likely to see some additional type of deployment in that area from the GDF. We are also looking at the technology which you use to ensure that if there is an (aircraft) landing, the vibrations which take place can be communicated. These are technological things we are exploring,” Harmon explained.last_img read more

For the record

first_imgIn a story that ran in the Business section Thursday, the per credit tuition rate at DeVry University was incorrect. On-campus classes are between $485 and $515 per credit. Online students taking between 14 and 19 credits pay $6,850 per semester. Online students taking more than 19 credits pay an additional $500 per credit. Online students taking fewer than 14 credits are charged $500 per credit. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Stoke City star signs new deal

first_imgStoke goalkeeper Jack Butland has signed a contract extension at the Britannia Stadium, the Premier League club have announced.The 22-year-old – who will be England’s third-choice keeper for this month’s games against Lithuania and Italy – has committed until the summer of 2019.Asmir Begovic remains Stoke number one but Butland, who joined the Potters from Birmingham for £4million two years ago, is a key part of manager Mark Hughes’ plans.Chief executive Tony Scholes told the club’s website, “I’m delighted that Jack has decided to extend his contract with us. He’s a player that Mark Hughes holds in very high regard and (England manager) Roy Hodgson’s decision underlines his standing in the English game.“Jack is a very ambitious young man and wants to play first-team football on a regular basis for Stoke City.“There’s genuine competition for the goalkeeping spot at the club with Asmir Begovic, Jack and Thomas Sorensen, and Jack has made no secret of his desire to be our number one.”Butland will link up with England Under-21s during the forthcoming international break but will be elevated to the senior squad if Joe Hart or Fraser Forster suffer injury.Butland has made just seven senior first-team appearances for Stoke, with five this season in domestic cups. He also had a loan spell at Derby earlier in the campaign while he spent time at Barnsley and Leeds last season. Stoke City goalkeeper Jack Butland 1last_img read more

Video: Flashback Friday – When Ipswich beat Leicester 3-0 in the snow

first_imgOne of Ipswich’s most memorable wins in recent history against Leicester will be this 3-0 victory in blizzard conditions. Portman Road was turned into a winter wonderland as the Tractor Boys came out on top. See above!last_img

Jurgen Klopp targets German goalkeeper as competition for Simon Mignolet

first_img1 Timo Horn is tipped to be Manuel Neuer’s long-term successor Liverpool are lining up an approach for highly-rated German goalkeeper Timo Horn this summer.The FC Koln stopper, 22, has been tipped as the long-term successor to Manuel Neuer in the German national team after an impressive campaign in the Bundesliga.Liverpool are on the hunt for a new goalkeeper to provide competition for Simon Mignolet next season and Horn is understood to be on their shortlist of considered targets.According to Bild, Liverpool have been monitoring Horn’s progress closely this term, with Jurgen Klopp understood to be a huge admirer of the youngster’s raw ability.Horn’s current contract with FC Koln still has three years to run but he is believed to have a release clause of around £7m which makes him a cheap option for Liverpool.Horn has kept eight clean sheets in 32 games for FC Koln this term and has featured for all of Germany’s youth sides but has yet to be handed a cap at senior level.last_img read more

Broncos take on big test

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Moody – who leads Cal Poly with 12.4 points a game and is third with 16 steals – collided with a Cal State Bakersfield player in the closing minutes Saturday. The 5-foot-7 guard collapsed immediately, clutching her knee as tears streamed down her face. She did not participate in practices this week and is doubtful this weekend. She will have an MRI on Saturday. The best-case scenario, Thomas said, is she will be out three to five weeks. But if the MRI reveals ligament damage, Moody likely will be lost for the season. “She’s a definitely a threat,” Thomas said. “She’s a solid ball-handler and someone who understands, for the most part, what we’re trying to accomplish on the floor.” Right now, the Broncos are trying to find some kind of consistency against Chico State (9-2, 3-1) in tonight’s 5:30 game. The Wildcats are the top-ranked team in the conference, are scoring 88.3 points a game and have four players – Amber Simmons (20.2), Lauren Himmelspach (17.3), Haley Ford (12.5) and Audriana Spencer – averaging more than 10 points a game. The Broncos will need to counter with fewer turnovers (23.7 per game), better efforts on defense and more consistency on offense – especially with Moody out. Blevins (11.5 ppg) could be an answer. She can play the point and is as talented as anyone the Broncos have on the roster, but she has yet to string together quality performances. Cal Poly also will look to sophomore Unique Anderson (4.6 ppg), freshman Lauren Kitaguchi (5 ppg) – and junior Khiara Ferguson (6.9 ppg) and sophomore Porsche’ Kirksey (5.5 ppg) in bigger lineups – to help offset Moody’s absence. “You always want to see how team is going to bounce back,” said Thomas, whose team will also host Cal State Stanislaus at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. “If they listen and give effort, we always have a chance. We can beat anybody.” MEN On the men’s side, Cal Poly (7-4, 3-1) takes a three-game winning streak against Chico State (3-8, 2-2) and Cal State Stanislaus (4-7, 1-3). After back-to-back losses against No. 2 Western Washington and No. 4 Seattle Pacific at home, Cal Poly rattled off an offensive-minded win against Northwest Nazarene, then swept last weekend’s dates against Cal State Los Angeles (5-6, 2-2) and Cal State Bakersfield (7-3, 3-1). The result has the Broncos in the thick of the CCAA race. Dion Cook leads the team with 15 points per game, 5 rebounds per game, 4.7 assists per game, but several Broncos are contributing. Jonathan Boyd (12.1 ppg) and Hervey Malone II (10.3 ppg) are producing like expected, while Kaelen Daniels, Kevin Neveu, Melvyn Nicholson and Billy Hofman are all providing big plays at big times. Cal State Stanislaus, which defeated a UC Irvine team that beat the Broncos in an exhibition earlier this season, has to be considered a threat, as does Chico State. The Broncos will take a five-game winning streak on the road with weekend victories. “It’s a big weekend,” Cal Poly coach Greg Kamansky said. “We need two wins. We’re at home and we’re going to need a win. Then we’ll take our show out on the road.” Both women’s games begin at 5:30 p.m. The men’s games follow, at approximately 7:30 p.m. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! POMONA – Chino State got the best of Cal Poly Pomona twice during the regular season last year. Then they defeated the Broncos when it mattered most, in the opening round of the last year’s NCAA Division II women’s playoffs But the Broncos aren’t thinking about exacting any kind of revenge with No. 12 Chico State in tonight’s California Collegiate Athletic Association showdown at Kellogg Gym. center_img “That’s far from my mind,” said Broncos coach Paul Thomas, whose team lost a 15-point lead in falling, 77-59, during a rare first-round exit for the program. “It’s a whole new year. We have a whole new team.” Cal Poly also has a whole new set of obstacles that have the Broncos (5-6, 2-2) dealing with life after Candice Allen, the two worst defeats in program history and now the prospect that they will have to play a significant portion of the season without rising sophomore Ashley Moody. last_img read more


first_imgBuncrana Town Councillor Ciaran McLaughlin has pleaded with Inishowen people to shop locally.In the run-up to Christmas, the Sinn Fein politician said he is asking the public to consider the jobs dependent on those spending money locally.“I would like to ask everyone where possible to shop local this Christmas. Support local shops,restaurants, pubs and in doing so help secure jobs. The more money spent in Buncrana and local towns in Inishowen, the more jobs we can keep and create. “Businesses pay rates that pays for local amenities such as roads, footpaths, the library and our green areas and parks. I would urge the public to support our local businesses this christmas in our local towns and villages in Inishowen,” he said.He added that small businesses have been badly squeezed and are struggling to keep their doors open.“Let’s also be conscious and where possible choose local, regional and Irish produce and goods which we are lucky to have in abundance.“I know times are tough and money is scarce for many families but let’s support our local businesses,and as the money is spent locally that can only be good for the local economy.”  INISHOWEN COUNCILLOR PLEADS WITH PEOPLE TO SHOP LOCALLY was last modified: December 7th, 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:buncranaCHristmasCllr Ciaran McLaughlinInishowenshop locallylast_img read more


first_imgIllies Celtic 2-4 Culdaff FCReversed to Culdaff the Caratra side started well and they went close on 2minutes when a corner broke to Conor O Brien but his close range effort deflected off a defender and over the bar.Ilies replied and took the lead minute s later when a long free kick was not collected by Keeper McLaughlin allowing Niall McDaid to glance the ball into an empty net from close range.Illies then had two glorious chances within a minute to double their lead when McDaid volleyed inches wide before Stephen McHug got on the end of a Gavin Doherty cross but somehow headed wide from point blank range.Culdaff replied and they should have levelled on 26 minutes after O Brien broke on the left and his pinpoint cross found Gary Farren who sidefooted wide from four yards.On 40 minutes O Brien beat a defender inside the area and advanced along the end line to square to Eugene McLaughlin but his effort was deflected wide.On the stroke of half time they got back on terms whne Kevin Ruddy’s long ball saw Mclaughlin challenge defenders and goalkeeper Graham Doherty on the egde of the area and the ball broke kindly for McLaughlin to turn and steer the ball into an empty net. But Illies regained their lead in the opening minute of the second period when a needless handball afforded them a penalty which McHugh expertly tucked away to the top left hand corner. They went close again midway through the half when Gavin Doherty’s cross cum shot from the left glanced off the face of the bar before being cleared.Culdaff got back on terms on 72 minutes when Farren robbed a defender and released Dermot Diver who rounded the keeper and slotted home.Substitute Derek Doherty then had a snapshot just over the bar while at the other end Aiden Doherty had a fine shot on the run turned behind by Darragh McLaughlin.Culdaff finished strong with Derek Doherty breaking clear on the left before seeing his attempted lob clawed away by Doherty.Culdaff struck for the winner on 88 minutes when substitute David O Connor raced onto a through ball from Diver and when his low cross was parried Derek Doherty was on hand to tap the ball home.In injury time Culdaff sealed it when O Brien fed Dean O Connor on the right and his low cross found Eugene Mclaughlin to slot home at the back post. Cockhill Celtic Yths 1-3 Carn FCIn an early chance for the visitos Declan McGonagle found space in the area but his effort was well saved by Leo McColgan in the home goal. Michael Byrne then advanced into the Cockhill area but from a tight angle his effort found the side netting.Cockhill grew more into the game and on 29 minutes Derek Doherty’s cross found Declan Kearney but his volley flew straight at Ritchie Cunningham in the Carn goal.They took the lead before the interval when Doherty surged into the area and pulled the ball back for Garbhan Friel to slot home from ten yards.Carn increased the tempo on the resumption with Matthew Byrne seeing his free from twenty five yards drift just wide.Cockhill replied and Daniel Doherty picked out Friel with a superb cross but from six yards he failed to hit the target. The visitors got on top then and levelled on 71 minutes after Michael Byrne’s free kick from the edge of the area took a wicked deflection on its way past McColgan.Minutes later Daniel Mclaughlin burst into the area and when his initial effort came off the post Michael Byrne was on hand to drill the ball home.Cockhill tried to get back on terms but both Daniel Doherty and Darragh McDermott were off target with long range efforts.Carn sealed the points in the final minute when a defensive error allowed Matthew McLaughlin to race clear and slot low past McColgan. Aileach FC 2-2 Moville CelticThis result definitely puts a severe dent in Moville’s title charge but in the end it could have gone either way.Moville were first to show after Nigel McMonagle fed Tony Boyce on the right but his cross shot was well saved by Charlie Carlin.Aileach replied and took the lead on 18 minutes when Anthony Doherty collected a Conor Harkin pass before beating two defenders and firing low past Ralph Bredin from fifteen yards.Moville tried to hit back before the interval and were out of luck when Sean Doherty advanced and unleashed a shot which was deflected onto the post before being cleared.After a period of sustained pressure they did equalise on 50 minutes when McMonagle’s effort deflected off a defender and looped over the stranded Carlin.Alan Orr then unleashed a brilliant twenty five yards strike which Carlin brilliantly tipped onto the post and wide. Just after the hour Moville took the lead when McMonagle fired a penalty low to the right of Carlin after Dermot Harkin had been felled in the area.But Aileach regrouped and got back on terms on 75 minutes when Doherty advanced on the left and crossed for Darren McMonagle to fire low past Maurice McGeady from fifteen yards.Moville almost snatched the winner in the last minute after Raymond Campbell saw his header from a corner cleared off the line by James Gillespie.Redcastle United 0-4 Glengad UnitedThis was a big result for the league leaders as they search for a first ever premier division title and they got a perfect start when they opened the scoring in the 4th minute.Terence Doherty flicked the ball on for Patrick McDermott to race through and fire low past Michael McCole from ten yards.Chances in the first half were few and certainly not clearcut but Redcastle replied with Liam Davenport crossing for Terry McColgan who headed over the bar.Glengad replied before the break when John G McDermott fed Doherty but he fired just wide.The home side had the first goal attempt of the second period when Davenports effort was turned around the post by Martin McLaughlin.Glengad hit back and doubled their lead after 55 minutes when John McDaid beat a defender on the left and crossed for John G McDermott to fire past McCole from ten yards.At the other end Gary Colleet crossed for McColgan but his effort was well saved by McLaughlin.Glengad sealed the game with two late goals when John G McLaughlin converted McDaid’s cross before the unmarked Charlie Byrne fired home from close range after Mclaughlin had picked him out.Jackie Crossan Premier DivisionPPtsGlengad1026Redcastle1222Moville817Aileach1015Carn914Culdaff1114Clonmany612Illies114Cockhill *110* points deductedSunday 27th Jan 2013Ulster Junior CupMilford V Gleneely Lifford V GreencastleKillylough V RasheneyKilmacrennan V GlengadCarn V KeadueE. Doherty Moville V DrumkillT MoyneClonmany V CurraghL PorterAileach V MonaghanS DeeneyCredit Union Cup2pm ET& PenBuncrana V DunreeB.BreslinCharlie O’ Donnell1/4 Final 2pmET & PenRedcastle V QPSG.O’KanePremier Division 2pmCockhill V IlliesM McGonagleReserve Premier 11amCockhill V QPSD McLaughlinGlengad V CuldaffJJ LaffertyAileach V CarnW CurranClonmany V Sea RoversL DavenportReserve First 11amCockhill Colts V IlliesJP HoughtonRedcastle V DunreeT BrownGreencastle V RasheneyW HarveyRasheney Rvs V Moville YthG McLaughlinINISHOWEN FOOTBALL: JACKIE CROSSAN PREMIER DIVISION MATCH REPORTS was last modified: January 20th, 2013 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:INISHOWEN FOOTBALL: JACKIE CROSSAN PREMIER DIVISION MATCH REPORTSlast_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny Gaels GAA Club NotesWith the summer holidays just around the corner we are pleased to announce that Letterkenny Gaels will be holding summer camps in Hurling, Camogie & Football. The Hurling camp runs from the 7th-11th of July, Camogie from the 16th-18th of July while the Football Cul Camp is on from 28th July to the 1st of August. For more information contact, 085 1743228 for Hurling, 086 8163605 for Camogie & 086 7325955 for Football. The Seniors and Reserves were back in action last weekend in Convoy. The Seniors finished with a draw while the Reserves were beaten. This weekend we play Robert Emmetts. See Facebook for throw in times. Training continues at Pairc na nGael every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. New players always welcome.Jim Farrell is currently co-ordinating the Cash for Clobber fundraiser. This is a great way of raising much needed funds for the club and also helps unclutter your wardrobes. Contact Jim at 086 0566893 to arrange your bag or give the clothes directly to any club member.The U-8 footballers took part in a blitz on Saturday. Thanks to the Glenswilly club for hosting and to all the parents for coming out and supporting the teams.U-6, U-8 & U-10 Football continues every Sunday morning at 11am at Pairc na nGael.We are currently looking for girls aged 9-12 to join our U-12 Gaelic football squad. Training on Wednesday evening from 6.30-7.30. Contact Jim Farrell on 086 0566893 for more details. Camogie training continues every Tuesday evening at Pairc na nGael from 6-7pm for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th class. 5th, 6th class & Secondary school on Monday evening 6-7.30pm at Pairc na nGael. Contact 086 8163605 for information. New players welcome.The numbers in our club lotto have increased to 28. Any members of Friends of the Gaels wishing to change their weekly numbers should contact John McDermott or Sharon Harnet.The U-16 training continues at Pairc na nGael every Wednesday & Friday at 5.30pm.Hurling training for U-6, U-8, U-10 and U-12 continues at the pitch every Thursday evening from 6.30-7.30pm. Hurleys and helmets provided for training.Club members wishing to avail of Club Donegal should contact Jim on 0862271435. Membership includes free admission to all Club League & Championship games in the county for 2014. Sympathy is extended to the O’Donnell and Doran families, Glebe, on their recent bereavement.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, , Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGaelGAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS EARN VALUABLE POINT AWAY TO CONVOY was last modified: June 4th, 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:GAALetterkenny GaelsNoticesSportlast_img read more