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US citizens robbed after arriving in Guyana

first_imgFive persons, including four United States-based Guyanese, were robbed at gunpoint by four unmasked men at Leopold and Breda Streets, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown.Among the victims were 64-year-old Darlene Gaines of the USA and of Coomacka Mines in Linden, who was robbed of one Samsung Galaxy S8 cellular phone valued at $140,000 and a quantity of medications amounting to $80,000.Also robbed was 19-year-old Daisy Gaines-Sluss of the USA and of Coomacka Mines, who was relieved of one MP3 Player value $5,000 and her United States of America passport.Sixty-year-old Joe Hughes of the USA and of Coomacka Mines was relieved of a quantity of US currency amounting to Gy$160,000.Forty-five-year-old Christina Gaines-Sluss of the USA and of Coomacka Mines was relieved of a quantity of US currency amounting to Gy$260,000, as well as her US passport and other documents.And 40-year-old Robin Collins, a housewife of Coomacka Mines, was relieved of one Samsung Galaxy cellphone valued at $40,000, one LG cellphone valued at $40,000, and $9000 in cash.The incident occurred at about 13:00h on Friday.According to reports, except for Robin Collins, all five victims are members of the Coomacka Church of Christ, who arrived in Guyana from the USA.Darlene, Daisy, Joe and Christina were picked up at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport by Robin and Wayne Collins, also of Coomacka Mines, in minibus BKK 337. They all then proceeded to Georgetown to do some shopping, and as they were proceeding east along Leopold Street, Wayne slowed down at Cross Street to allow other vehicles to pass.At that point, one of the suspects walked up to him and held him at gunpoint. The perpetrator then pulled out the bus keys, while three other suspects rushed up and relieved the other occupants in the vehicle of their belongings. The four suspects then made good their escape by running east along Leopold Street.The matter was reported and a search was conducted in the area for the suspects, but they were not found. Investigations are continuing.last_img read more

Linden residents benefit from HERO health fair

first_imgA doctor attending to one of the residentsResidents of Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) were recently treated to a free health and wellness fair, organised by the Health and Relief Organisation (HERO) in collaboration with the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC).The activity which was hosted at the Amelia’s Ward bus park at Mackenzie saw scores of residents benefiting from medical services by the US-based organisation, headed by Dr Collie Oudkerk.Speaking on behalf of Oudkerk, Pharmacist Susana Gim explained that the activity is conducted by a team which makes biannual visits to Linden and Georgetown.“We usually do a health fair just to do blood pressure screening, blood sugar screening and cholesterol screening just to refer them to clinics and just to provide healthcare to person that have a hard time getting to it,” Gim explained.Patients who received less than favourable results were referred to one of three community health centres for further medical checkups.“We are around 15 people. We usually have a mixture of physicians, physicians’ assistants, nurse practitioners”.The HERO programme was initiated in 2000 and has since received an overwhelming response from members of the Linden community.last_img read more

Hughes hails ‘outstanding’ Stoke substitutes in win at Spurs

first_imgStoke manager Mark Hughes praised substitutes Geoff Cameron and Marc Muniesa following his side’s 2-1 win against Tottenham at White Hart Lane.Defender Phil Bardsley was forced off with a groin injury in the first ten minutes and Marc Wilson followed him to the treatment room after injuring his hamstring 15 minutes later.However, the two replacements slotted seamlessly into the Potters back line.“From my point of view that was the most pleasing aspect of the game to be perfectly honest,” Hughes said.“They understand that everybody’s going to be needed and everybody needs to train correctly like they always do and when they get an opportunity they’re ready and can make the impact they need to when called upon.“And that was the case with Geoff and Marc, who at the back I thought was absolutely outstanding, very comfortable in possession and just kept us ticking over. It was great.”last_img read more

Revealed! Liverpool target described as ‘terrific young player’ by Rodgers

first_imgBrendan Rodgers admits he’s been impressed by Burnley striker Danny Ings – but has refused to discuss transfer speculation linking Liverpool with the forward.The Reds are believed to be favourites to land the Clarets hitman, but face competition from Manchester United and La Liga side Real Sociedad.Ings’ contract expires at the end of the season and Burnley will be due around £4m compensation should he move to a Premier League side.Some reports in Thursday’s newspapers suggested Liverpool had all-but completed a deal for the former Bournemouth man and Rodgers admits the 22-year-old has caught his eye this season.“He’s a terrific young player, but there are a number of options for us to look at,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show.“There’s no doubt he’s done really well for Burnley and he’s a good young player.”last_img read more

Northrop hopes for satellite bid

first_imgBoth teams are heavy-hitters in the industry. At Northrop’s Redondo Beach-based Space Technology sector, which used to be part of TRW Inc., executives said they expect their legacy of developing earlier military satellite communications systems will give them an advantage in the contract competition that could be worth more than $10 billion. “TRW was positioned, and we still are (as Northrop) a place the government went when they had a really hard problem,” Stuart Linsky, Northrop’s vice president and program manager of the TSAT program, said before a tour of the company’s TSAT lab. The Northrop tour came about a month after Boeing opened its TSAT lab in El Segundo to the media to promote what it sees as its competitive advantage. When Lockheed and then-TRW teamed to develop Milstar I, a predecessor of TSAT that also could withstand nuclear blasts in the atmosphere, the innovative hump that had to be overcome was “huge,” Linsky said. The first Milstar I satellite was launched in 1994. “That was a tough nut to crack, but eventually we cracked it,” Linsky said. “Milstar I was over schedule and over cost. ? This was a national imperative to be able to communicate through a nuclear conflict.” A few years later, TRW and Lockheed developed a more advanced satellite version known as Milstar II with 10 times the communications capacity of Milstar I. In addition to greater speed, Milstar II had the further innovation of a nulling antenna that nullifies enemy jamming attempts. Milstar II’s innovative nut cracked much easier. Milstar II was under budget and easier to develop because 55 percent of the new satellite was proven in Milstar I, Linsky said. “For Milstar II, a lot of stuff came from Milstar I,” Linsky said. In February 2007, Northrop delivered a military communications satellite payload to Lockheed that will communicate 100 times faster than Milstar I. The first launch of this satellite, part of a constellation known as Advanced Extremely High Frequency, or Advanced EHF, is scheduled for April 2008. The main innovation of Advanced EHF is a phased array, an antenna that can efficiently point its beam in different directions without mechanical movements. Northrop delivered the Advanced EHF payload ahead of schedule in part because the company was able to reuse 20 percent of Milstar II’s technologies, Linsky said. TSAT’s main innovation is a laser that sends signals between satellites and, in some cases, between satellites and such assets as reconnaissance aircraft. “With TSAT, we will be able to reuse 40 percent of Advanced EHF and will get 1,000 times Milstar I’s communications speed,” Linsky said. “We built the payload of Milstar. ? That leads to Advanced EHF and hopefully TSAT, if we’re selected.” The Air Force declined to comment for this article. But in an article in Air Force Print News from Sept. 21, Air Force spokesman Joe Davidson praised the potential of TSAT. “From the soldier on the ground to the commanders and planners of wartime operations at an operating headquarters, all will have the increased capabilities and real- time availability of information that provides for better situational awareness,” Davidson wrote. With respect to innovation, the hard part is over, said Len Kwiatkowski, vice president and general manager of military space programs at Lockheed’s Space Systems Co. in Sunnyvale. “Innovation as invention and new technologies, from my viewpoint, that’s behind us,” Kwiatkowski said. “We’ve already gone through a multiyear, $500 million development program to develop and prove the technologies.” If the Lockheed-Northrop team wins, the remaining innovations will involve final design, integration of the technologies and space qualification, Kwiatkowski said. Lockheed’s version of the TSAT is based on the Lockheed A2100 satellite, 33 of which already have been launched successfully into orbit. From Milstar I to Milstar II to Advanced EHF and now TSAT, Northrop has teamed with Lockheed. That close relationship is another plus for the team’s prospects of winning the TSAT contract, Kwiatkowski said. In fact, the former No. 2 executive at Northrop’s Redondo Beach facility, Joanne Maguire, now serves as executive vice president of Lockheed’s Space Systems Co. “We have been partnered together with Northrop Grumman since ’82,” Kwiatkowski said. “In the aerospace business, we have had a very unique and very close relationship with each other in this particular arena to the point where people are working in our building today, and we don’t know who’s working with which company. We’re all wearing the same clothes.” muhammed.el-hasan@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Northrop Grumman Corp. hopes the technological innovations in its lab will propel the nation’s military to a new level of satellite communications. The U.S. Air Force will possibly announce by December whether a team led by Lockheed Martin Corp., with Northrop as its main partner, or another group led by Boeing Co. will develop a new satellite constellation expected to transform military communications. Known as the Transformational Satellite Communications program, or TSAT, the constellation would make sending signals faster, more dynamic and less vulnerable to enemy-jamming or even nuclear explosions. If the Lockheed team wins, Northrop would develop the TSAT communications payload while Lockheed would build the satellite vehicle and integrate the entire project. MILITARY: The new system would make communication faster and less vulnerable. By Muhammed El-Hasan STAFF WRITER In a Manhattan Beach lab, octagonal antennas, invisible lasers and racks of computers simulate data-rich signals bouncing between a hypothetical network of satellites in orbit, military commanders and troops in battle. last_img read more


first_imgThe McKenna Guide “Award Winning” Counter Deli in Letterkenny are celebrating the launch of their 2014 Christmas Hampers & Wine Gifts by giving away a hamper a week until Christmas to lucky Donegal Daily readers!The Counter have painstakingly sourced the best of local produce as well as further afield to create the most sought after hampers this Christmas.Boxed in beautiful contemporary natural recyclable branded packaging, they have become something of a cult gift. Central to their hampers are the themes of both supporting local and the ultimate in high quality produce.Thankfully there are more and more local artisan food producers, ensuring that the Donegal hampers are the best they’ve ever been.If you have a more personalised gift in mind, that’s no problem.Take your time to browse the selection of wine, local produce and artisan products and make your own. If you just can’t decide, let them know what you want to spend and they’ll do the hard work!For a chance to win this week’s hamper, just follow the link at the bottom of this article to The Counter’s Facebook page, and like and share their competition post! Simple!The winner will be announced next Friday! WIN A FANTASTIC FREE XMAS ARTISAN FOOD AND WINE HAMPER WITH THE COUNTER DELI was last modified: November 27th, 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:BusinessFeaturesFree HampernewsThe Counter DeliXmaslast_img read more


first_imgMOVILLE CELTIC U-10S – FOYLE CUP WINNERSIn their 1st year entering the Foyle Cup the Moville Celtic Under 10’s have done their club and community proud by winning the Rosebowl Section.They had a tight game in the final but young Michael Grimley scored the winning goal for Moville (against Bertie Peacock YL) making sure they scooped the coveted title of Foyle Cup Rosebowl Winners 2012.Players: Oisin Duffy, Eoghain Mc Laughlin, Ben Doherty, Connor Canning, Christopher Doherty, Michael Leech, Joshua Gillen, Sean Mc Dermott, Michael Grimley and Brennan Moore. Manager – Kevin Moore, Assistant – James Gillen, Coach – John Canning Maith sibh! HAPPY BHOYS! MOVILLE CELTIC U-10s WIN FOYLE CUP ROSEBOWL was last modified: July 21st, 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:HAPPY BHOYS! MOVILLE CELTIC U-10s WIN FOYLE CUP ROSEBOWLlast_img read more


first_imgPrimary Schools Athletics Challenge will be held on May 20th.The details of the 45th annual Primary Athletics Schools Challenge have been formally announced in order to give schools time to prepare for the prestigious event.The event will be held at the superb facilities at the Finn Valley Centre in Stranorlar on the 20th of May with events kicking off at 11am sharp.The program of events are outlined below. Born 2009 60mBorn 2008 60m, 100mBorn 2007 80m, 300m, Long Jump, Turbo JavelinBorn 2006 80m, 600m, Turbo Javelin, Long Jump ,High Jump , Relay Born 2005 100m, 600m, High Jump, Long Jump, Shot Put, Turbo JavelinBorn 2004 100m, 800m, High Jump, Long Jump, Relay (see b) Turbo JavelinBorn 2004/2003 ShotBorn 2003 100m, 800mRules: 1. Entry fee is £2.50/€3.00 payable in advance or on arrival,2. Children may compete in two events only plus relay: Schools please note3. Children to compete in their own age category, the exception being relay where the sections are:a. Born 2007/2006 b. Born 2005/20044. Schools are limited to two children in each High Jump, Long Jump, Shot and Turbo Javelin only if they have qualified at an area sports otherwise 1 only .5. Please note spikes if worn to be 5mmThis event continues to be developing with 98 schools participating during 2014.Qualifying regional trials where appropriate and are encouraged to take place during May.It is desirable to have a local area qualifying final.Areas which had a qualifying competition last year were Finn Valley (2days) North West, Rosses and Buncrana.Two athletes per event qualifying for the county finals along with one relay each regional event.Schools in other areas may wish to organise a qualifying competition amongst themselves on a mutually agreed day.Schools unable to organise locally may still compete at County final with one athlete per event plus relay team per age group.AS PER 2014 THERE WILL BE SEPERATE WHEELCHAIR EVENTS BOYS/GIRLSPrincipals please note the former as numbers have forced; it is therefore, desirable to have a LOCAL AREA event if at all possible.Awards – medals top 3, certificates for all children N.B – Where areas do not hold qualifying events I will on this occasion hold firm on the above namely one athlete per event per school in jumps and throws.You can understand this as there are time and safety limitations on the day.Important to note relay races based on school size 3 categories as per previous years based on school roll.It would be helpful if I had school contact email addresses as this enables me to forward timetables etc prior to event to your school.Further details /Enquiries from Patsy McGonagle at 0872226112 or e-mail patsymcgonagle@hotmail.comDETAILS OF THE 45TH ANNUAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS ATHLETICS CHALLENGE ANNOUNCED was last modified: April 9th, 2015 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:athleticsnewsNoticesPrimary schoolsSportlast_img read more

Fekir was so confident of Liverpool move he’d already chosen shirt number

first_img predicted RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Fekir looked set to be announced as a Liverpool player on Saturday, with a fee agreed between the Merseysiders and Lyon, the 24-year-old’s current club. He had reportedly put pen to paper on a five-year contract worth around £140,000-a-week. 2 Nabil Fekir was so confident of completing a transfer to Liverpool he had already chosen his new shirt number.This is according to L’Equipe, who say the deal was so far along Liverpool had invited Fekir, the France attacker, to decide which number he would want to wear playing for the Anfield club. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence REVEALED possible standings Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT shining Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Fekir looked certain to move to Liverpool before Lyon pulled the plug on the deal England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won LATEST LIVERPOOL NEWS Fekir wears the number 18 for current club Lyon silverware How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures However, Lyon released a statement on Saturday announcing that the move was off.It read: “Olympique Lyonnais informs that the negotiations with Liverpool and Nabil Fekir for the transfer of the captain of OL have not succeeded and that Olympique Lyonnais has decided to put an end to this negotiation tonight.“Although the club Liverpool has been the priority of a possible transfer of Nabil, Olympique Lyonnais is delighted to be able to count on the presence of [our] captain who is a leading rookie for 2018/2019 during which the club will play the Champions League.”Reports suggest issues arose when Fekir, who has suffered injury problems in the past, underwent his medical. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 2 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars gameday cracker It is not stated what number Fekir had chosen to wear at Anfield, though 18, the number he has for Lyon, is currently taken by Alberto Moreno. smart causal REVEALED huge blow last_img read more