Corentyne man killed by drunken driver

first_imgA taxi driver of Rose Hall Town, Corentyne, Berbice is currently in Police custody after he struck down and killed pedestrian Donovon Chunilall Baromsi Jakaran, a 54-year-old truck driver of Lot 86 Bloomfield Village, Corentyne.The accident occurred at sometime around 20:25h on Wednesday on the Corentyne Highway at Broomfield/Letter Kenny village, and significantly, when this driver was in a drunken state, according to Police reports.Investigations revealed that this 33-year-old driver, a resident of Rose Hall Town, Corentyne, was driving HB 7178, proceeding east along the northern carriageway of the road when Jakaran reportedly walked across the road from north to south and into the path of the vehicle, resulting in him being struck down.He was picked up in an unconscious state and rushed to the Port Mourant Public Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.However, Jakaran’s wife, Kamilowattie Mohipat, has refuted the version of the Police report of her husband’s death, saying Jakaran had no reason to cross the road.The grieving woman told Guyana Times she and her husband had left home, a stone’s throw from the Public Road, to go wait for their son who was on his way home.After walking to the Public Road, Mohipat recalled, she told her husband that she was tired, and then went to go sit in their truck, which was parked on the Public Road, while he stood on the corner of the road waiting on their son.“He was standing on road, then I see a car coming and it hit him. He and the car just keep going, and then I couldn’t see him, and then the car turn back and drive and go away,” the woman related to this newspaper.Mohipat further recalled that she began calling out for her husband several times, but got no answer.“Then I see something looking like a wood far away, and I went close; then is when I see that is he lying there… His feet were bent up, hands broken, side dig away and face damage,” the woman revealed.Meanwhile, the couple’s 21-year-old son, Kevin, whom they had gone on the road to receive, told this newspaper that when he arrived, he saw his father lying on the road, but he was still breathing.The grieving young man recounted calling out for help, but no one came; and so he decided to rush home to get his car. However, he noted that by the time he returned to the spot where his father’s body was, the man had died.“When I look at his body, I could see that he get dragged under the car, because he had a set of bruises,” the son related.He went on to say, “There (were) no skid marks from the tyre on the road, which means the man did not try to stop or slow down; and then he turn back and pass my father lying down on the road and go to the Rose Hall Outpost and give himself up.”The young man noted that on Thursday morning, the Police brought the driver back to the scene. He said that from the point of impact, where one side of his father’s slippers was, to the spot where his body was, measured 192 feet.To this end, the grieving family of Jakaran is seeking justice. Jakaran leaves to mourn his wife and two children.A post-mortem examination will be conducted today. Meanwhile, the driver remains in police custody, assisting with the investigation.last_img read more

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Conference in May aims for inclusion for all

first_imgA huge conference hopes to break down the barriers that newcomers face after arriving in Canada.Planners with the Welcoming and Inclusive Communities and Workplaces Program are organizing a Knowledge Development and Exchange Conference in Fort St. John.Danielle Armstrong and Leslie Oliver discussed the conference on Wednesday’s Issues and Answers with Brent Hodson. Armstrong says the conference will be a great resource for service providers, area businesses and newcomers to the region.- Advertisement -[asset|aid=2795|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=360f4551a77404b3d00f3af21a913405-Danielle Armstrong 1_1_Pub.mp3] The committee spearheading the event is a collaborative, community-based initiative funded through Welcome B.C. and the Government of Canada. Karl Flecker will be one of the keynote speakers at the conference. He outlined what he will be talking about on Issues and Answers.The topic of his presentation is about systemic barriers that exist for newcomers today, including Canada’s immigration process. Flecker says he will outline the impact that racism and prejudice that play in reinforcing the struggles faced by immigrants.[asset|aid=2796|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=360f4551a77404b3d00f3af21a913405-Karl Flecker 1_1_Pub.mp3] The free conference will be held at the Quality Inn Northern Grand, from May 12th to 13th. To register for the conference, and for more information, email Knowledgeproject@yahoo.ca, or Click Here.Advertisement By Christine Rumleskie For more information on the Welcoming and Inclusive Communities and Workplaces Program, contact Leslie Oliver at 250-785-5323.For a schedule of events, click on the attachment below.last_img read more

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SCIAC swim finals today

first_imgEach school boasts a premier competitor on the women’s side, with seniors Cathleen Penney of Redlands and Lisal Smith of CMS starring. Both hail from Northern California – their rivalry dates back to their youth days – but will not be swimming head-to-head this weekend. Smith, a national champion in 2004, will swim the 400 IM and the 100 and 200 breaststroke.The Athenas also will be counting on senior Lauren Kristensen (50 and 100 free), sophomore Danielle Peebles (500, 1,650 free) and freshman Quirina Mitchell (100, 200 backstroke). Kristensen broke her own school record in the 50 earlier this season. Two local college swim teams will look to keep streaks alive today when the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference meet gets underway at Cerritos Olympic Swim Center. The University of Redlands men have won six league titles in a row while the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps women have captured four straight. Preliminaries start at 9:30 a.m. the next three days with finals going off at 6 p.m. “We have several swimmers we rely on. We don’t have just one great superstar,” CMS coach Charlie Griffiths said. Men seeded first in their events for the Stags are senior Mark Emmanuel (diving), sophomore Matt Gannon (400 IM), sophomore John Sloat (200 free) and freshman Mike West (500 free). Other local schools won’t figure in the team race but have individuals to watch include sophomores Gerard Bolsor of La Verne and David Hendrickson of Pomona-Pitzer. The Division III national meet will be held at the University of Houston, with the women competing March 8-10 and the men the following week. The conference meet does not serve as an automatic qualifier. Athletes must meet mandatory time standards but once they do so in one event, they can compete in other events of their choosing. center_img 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

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School district officials inspect defects at Hart High

first_imgRob Gapper, Hart’s chief operations officer, explained that for now district officials must prioritize the most urgent and immediate needs and figure out where to find funds. “Hart High School is in need of some repairs and … also in need of schoolwide modernization,” Gapper said. He explained that the staff must decide what could be done right away and what must wait until funds become available. “It is easy to identify needs. It is far more difficult to identify funds to meet those needs,” he said. But teachers, students, parents and others in the community served by Hart High say they have waited patiently long enough. Hart Union High School District staff officials and board members toured their flagship high school Monday and got an in-person look at leaky roofs, inadequate restrooms, crumbling ceilings and other problems. As part of an effort to ease concerns at Hart High, a couple of board members accompanied district staffers to see for themselves the extent of deterioration at the 60-year-old campus. Hart is the oldest high school in Santa Clarita and has the peeling wallpaper to prove it. But reconstruction efforts, promised more than five years ago with a voter-approved bond, could be cut short or pushed back because of district financial problems. “We have no criticism with the district. We are just getting up and screaming, `Don’t forget about us,”‘ advanced-physics teacher Martin Kirby said. Kirby and other teachers on the campus believe the school’s shabby condition is taking a toll on students. Kirby’s class has one white board and half of a green chalk board. The layout of the tiny room blocks the view of the board for some students. Most students find the shortage of restrooms extremely frustrating. There are three for 2,475 students. “The bathrooms are always full,” 11th-grader Gysella Riano said. “I don’t go to the bathroom unless I really have to go.” Librarian Sheryl Driggs is concerned about water damage to the library. The wallpaper, bubbling and peeling, is the least of her worries. “We have cockroaches, students and teachers sniffling from the odor, and I can only assume there is some mold damage,” Driggs said. District board member Gloria Mercado-Fortine, a Hart High graduate, said the school’s condition is unacceptable. “What I have seen really affirms the community’s concerns,” Mercado said. “Morale is down, but I commend teachers for their dedication.” Many in the community question why the campus continued to deteriorate while construction projects were completed at newer campuses. At Golden Valley and West Ranch high schools, three-year-old campuses, previously incomplete performing arts centers are expected to be finished by next year, and a new ROTC building should be completed in the summer at Valencia High School. “Why were we at the bottom of the list when three of the newest schools have gotten renovation money?” asked Kathi Moskel, a foreign-language teacher at Hart. “I still haven’t gotten an answer.” District officials expect to revisit Hart High School’s modernization issues at the next board meeting, to be held March 21. connie.llanos@dailynews.com (661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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Ivory Coast ‘babes’ bank on sharpshooter Pepe

first_imgKamara hopes Pepe, the 22-goal second highest French Ligue 1 scorer last season behind superstar Kylian Mbappe, can ensure there is no repeat of that debacle in Egypt.“We are building a team to match the great ones of the past and hope players like Nicolas can take us a long way in Egypt,” said Kamara.Ivory Coast are in Group D with South Africa, who they face in Cairo Monday, Morocco and Namibia, a section widely regarded as the toughest of the six to qualify from.Here, AFP Sport previews the three-match Monday schedule, which also includes a Group E double-header in Suez involving Angola, Mali, debutants Mauritania and Tunisia.Ivory Coast v South AfricaThese countries resume a rivalry 21 years after drawing 1-1 in Burkina Faso, and a similar outcome at the Al Salam Stadium would not be surprising as neither side dare lose.“As much as every team wants to win its first tournament match, it is crucial not to lose because it puts you on the back foot immediately,” says South Africa coach Stuart Baxter.While Ivory Coast have a potential matchwinner in Pepe from Ligue 1 runners-up Lille, South Africa hope Percy Tau can rise to the occasion after a season in the Belgian second division.The slightly-built attacker was signed by Premier League outfit Brighton last season, lent to Royale Union Saint-Gilloise in Belgium, and his brace against Libya ensured qualification for Egypt.South Africa had a puzzling build-up with Baxter rejecting a chance to play in a regional championship, then complaining that he had only one warm-up match, a draw against Ghana.Angola v TunisiaFrench coach Alain Giresse is hoping to emulate compatriot Roger Lemeree, who led Tunisia to Africa Cup of Nations glory 15 years ago © AFP / FETHI BELAIDThis is another match that brings together teams for only the second time in the Cup of Nations, with a goalless draw 11 years ago in Ghana ensuring both of quarter-finals places.It will be a record-extending 14th straight appearance at the tournament by the Tunisians, who failed to go beyond the group stage only four times.“Our first target is the quarter-finals and after that we shall see,” says cautious Tunisia coach and 19080s France star Alain Giresse.“Tunisia have been serious contenders in many Cup of Nations and my dream is take them back to the top,” he said.Angola are a workmanlike side whose star is a wide attacker from Egyptian giants Al Ahly nicknamed Geraldo — real name Hermenegildo da Costa Paulo Bartolomeu.Mali v MauritaniaMali created several negative pre-tournament headlines with FIFA threatening to ban the country from the Cup of Nations over squabbling among officials.Mohamed Magassouba then took four days longer than any of the other 23 coaches to name his squad, without offering an explanation.Such chaotic build-ups can build team unity or destroy it as Mali seek to regain a reputation for punching well above their weight in the African showpiece.“We have to do better than in the last two tournaments,” stressed defender Hamari Traore, referring to first round exits in 2015 and 2017 without winning even one match.Long-time pushovers Mauritania have improved steadily under French coach Corentin Martins, whose aim in Egypt is simply to “be competitive and achieve some victories”.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ivory Coast forward Nicolas Pepe celebrates scoring for Lille in the French Ligue 1 last season © AFP / DENIS CHARLETCAIRO, Egypt, Jun 23 – Ivory Coast coach Ibrahim Kamara sees Nicolas Pepe as one the young stars who can banish the memories of a disastrous Africa Cup of Nations title defence two years ago.The 2015 champions were held by Togo and the Democratic Republic of Congo and lost against Morocco to make an undignified exit from Gabon after the first round.last_img read more

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Dog day-care camp dream pays off

first_imgBion’s death delivered much insurance money to Heidi, but she felt guilty about it. She treated the money unwisely for a few years, and most of it went away. One day, when Heidi had only a little bit of money left, her brother told her she needed to drag herself out of the dumps. “You and Bion wanted to start that doggie day-care center,” he said. “You need to do that. I’ll help.” So Flammang took all of her money and opened Camp Bow Wow in Denver in 2000. Some days, Flammang thought the business might not survive another week. She quit her other job, the one paying the bills, and focused on turning her camp into something special. She stuck with it, and now Camp Bow Wow is one of the fastest-growing businesses in the pet industry. There are 45 camps scattered around the country, and an additional 141 franchises have been sold and are awaiting government approvals and permits that will allow new camps, where dogs come to play during the day or board while their owners are on vacation. Flammang, 41, has started a foundation that aims up to find homes for stray dogs, to cure canine cancer and to rescue ill-treated dogs from Greece, where the plight of many mutts could be lifted straight from a horror story. Flammang now is a captain of industry, jetting to New York to interview public relations companies for her book on business, hiring corporate wizards from around the nation to propel Camp Bow Wow forward, and appearing on national TV to talk up her business. She has a daughter now, Tori, 12, from a short-lived second marriage, and Tori spends her days after school with Mom in the Camp Bow Wow offices in Boulder. Tori owns much of Flammang’s heart, but a big chunk of it remains with Bion. Although he is gone, his spirit, she says, guides many of her decisions and helps steel her when things get bumpy. “He didn’t have any fear,” Flammang says of Bion. “When things get tough, I’m like: `Give me a break. Move on. Put it out to the universe and let it get taken care of.”‘ To spend time with Flammang at her downtown Boulder offices, and in the only Camp Bow Wow there that she still owns, is to witness the extension of a passion into a lifestyle. The corporate offices are decorated in camp theme, with faux-log walls, a flaming fireplace, a tent for dogs and, of course, dogs. Her current dog, Ray Ray, a hulking black Lab, lumbers from room to room, his nails click-clacking on the pet-friendly floors. Some workers have little gates across their doorways, designed to keep their pets inside, but at least one dog, another Lab, makes great sport of leaping over the gates into the offices of different executives, who might be on the phone sealing deals while Fido grins and then thrashes a pillow cushion. Follow Flammang around a doggie day-care camp itself and you’ll see her nuzzle a muscular dog that moments before growled and barked at a visitor. She’s fully in her element. Dogs surround her. She talks about dogs all day. Her every lick of work hinges, in the end, on the welfare of dogs. She would like to see 500 Camp Bow Wows by the end of 2009, but rather than chat about business, she’d prefer to talk about Greek dogs. A Camp Bow Wow customer returned from a trip to Greece and told Flammang that dogs everywhere in the country are tethered to steel cans and trees. The customer eventually became Camp Bow Wow’s general counsel, and she persuaded Flammang to travel to the country and see for herself. Her Greek visit turned into a rescue expedition, with Flammang returning from the country with 11 dogs, most of whom have found adoptive homes. “Once you go there, you feel compelled to help,” she says. “There are so many organizations here that help, but there’s nothing over there.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BOULDER, Colo. – There’s a fairy-tale quality to the Heidi Flammang story, so let us begin. Once upon a time in Colorado, a young woman named Heidi who loved dogs met a young man who also cared very much for pooches. They married and dreamed of opening a day-care “camp” for canines, a place where dogs spend the day frolicking freely – and not stuck in cages – in the company of their barking pals. The couple even toiled evenings together, after work, crafting plans for their first camp. But the young man, Bion Flammang, died in a plane crash in 1994, just 18 months after they wed. Heidi was devastated. last_img

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‘Frustrated’ West Ham ace vows to keep starting spot after shock Arsenal chance

first_imgMatt Jarvis insists he is not thinking about a move away from West Ham and is determined to fight for his place in the first team.The winger has only started two Premier League games this season and has fallen down the pecking order following the summer arrivals of Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho.The 28-year-old became West Ham’s club record signing when he made a £7.5m move from Wolves back in August 2012 but has failed to show his best form at Upton Park.Sam Allardyce handed him a rare starting place for the Premier League game against Arsenal on Saturday and Jarvis is hoping he has done enough to stay in the team.When asked if he was considering a move elsewhere, Jarvis, who was linked with a move to QPR in January, told London 24: “I am not thinking about that. I am just concentrating on keeping my head down, working hard and trying to get into the team.“I still want to be a part of things here, you want to be playing at a top club, but the most important thing is playing and that is what you want to be doing.“It is frustrating for me, but we have a great squad and you just have to take it on the chin. It was an important game for me against Arsenal.“I haven’t played for a while so it was important to play well and show what I can do and hopefully I have done that. Hopefully, I did enough to stay in the team, that is the plan, that is what I need to do.“I have been waiting for my chance, so I was delighted to get picked against Arsenal and I thought I played well. It is tough to stay fit when you are not playing, but that is what you work hard for and do extra training for, to try and keep your sharpness up and make sure that when you get your chance, you can actually take it.” 1 Matt Jarvis [right] last_img read more

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Man United say goodbye to South American star

first_imgManchester United have announced they will NOT complete a permanent deal for Radamel Falcao.The Red Devils won a hotly-contested race to sign the Colombia striker on loan from Monaco last summer, but he has scored just four goals in 29 appearances for Louis van Gaal’s side.United had the chance to sign the 29-year-old on a permanent basis for £43.2million, but the club have told Falcao they will not exercise that option.Manager Van Gaal told ManUtd.com: “Falcao is a top professional and a good human being. On behalf of myself and everyone at the club I would like to wish him well for the future.”Falcao was regarded as one of the best strikers in the world after successful spells at Porto, Atletico Madrid and Monaco, but he has looked anything but a world-class forward since moving to Old Trafford.Colombia’s all-time top scorer got off the mark for United in his fourth game – a 2-1 win over Everton. However, he only found the net three more times after that fixture in October and has not scored in his last 13 matches.Falcao was left out of United’s squad for the final game of the season at Hull on Sunday through injury, according to Van Gaal.The striker bade farewell to the United fans last week when he came off in the second half of the 1-1 draw against Arsenal at Old Trafford.Falcao has lacked the explosive pace and eye for goal upon which he built his reputation before suffering a serious knee injury when playing for Monaco in January last year.Van Gaal had earlier refused to discuss Falcao’s future following the goalless draw at Hull, which sent the Tigers down to the Sky Bet Championship.Several more players could follow out of the exit door at United.Doubts remain over Anders Lindegaard, Jonny Evans, Rafael, Angel di Maria, Adnan Januzaj, Robin van Persie, Nani and Javier Hernandez.Van Gaal will look to clear out a few of those players to make way for new signings, but the former Barcelona coach knows he may not get his own way.“The transfer period is a process. I know which players have to go and which have to come but you never know if they go or if they come because it will depend on a lot of aspects,” he said.Van Gaal will fly to his villa in Portugal this week after a draining year.The 63-year-old only had a two-day break between the end of the World Cup and taking charge of United. He is looking forward to a holiday but will have his phone close by his side.“I go on holiday but I have contact with (executive vice-chairman) Ed Woodward every day as he is doing the negotiations,” Van Gaal told MUTV.“It shall be a heavy (busy) holiday.” 1 Radamel Falcao in action for Manchester United last_img read more

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Sunderland hero BANNED by the club

first_img1 Sunderland legend Micky Gray has been banned from the club after scathing remarks made about chairman Ellis Short, who disputes his claims he has lied to the fans.Gray spent 12 years with the Black Cats and witnessed their poor performance against Norwich first-hand last week as a part of talkSPORT’s commentary team.He later delivered a damning assessment of the players and Short, but it has now been revealed he is ‘no longer welcome’ at the club following the tirade, while the chairman would like him to ‘admit he was wrong.’Short has hit back at criticism of his stewardship of the club and a claim that he has been “lying” to supporters in his programme notes for their game against Swansea City.Sections of the home crowd chanted “Are you watching, Ellis Short?” during last Saturday’s 3-1 home defeat by Norwich, while former defender Gray later accused the American of failing to see through promises to invest in the squad.However, Short refuted claims that he lacks ambition for the club and insisted he has not short-changed fans.Writing ahead of Saturday’s home clash with Swansea, Short said: “Regarding last Saturday’s match, to answer the question asked of me, yes, I was watching. Also, like many of you, I ‘left early’, turning off the TV after the third goal and going for an angry walk.“I normally don’t respond to criticism, but based on some recent comments, I feel that there are some points I need to address for the benefit of the fans.“First of all, no one who knows me or knows anything about me would say that I have no ambition for the club. That ambition certainly has not been realised yet, but it does not mean that I don’t have it.“Secondly, the assertion that I have been unwilling to spend money to fulfil the ambitions of the club and its fans is completely wrong. Every penny that comes from TV income and other commercial activities is spent on operating the club – that is, buying players, wages, and other associated costs.“I have never taken money out of the club. In fact, I have funded significant shortfalls each and every season.”Indeed, Short claimed that without his cash, Sunderland would have been in even worse trouble.He said: “Since I have been involved, the good news is that my investment has kept us in the Premier League for nine consecutive seasons. The bad news is, for the amount of money spent, we should be better than we are and no one knows that more than me.“Has the money been spent effectively? No – that much is clear and ultimately that is my fault. But it is not a result of a lack of ambition or commitment.“To date this summer, we have committed £21.5m in transfer fees and remain hopeful that there is still more business to be done before the window closes on September 1.“Finally, Michael Gray made quite a serious accusation claiming that I have lied to supporters. I have not. Michael Gray should admit that he was wrong.” Gray has warned footballers to be more careful on holiday last_img read more

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FINN HARPS PHYSIO RECALLS THE DAY WHEN THE BIG MAN FROM DONEGAL SET IT UP

first_imgFinn Harps physio Mickey McGlynn has today been reminiscing about the moment twenty-five years ago today when Packie Bonner saved THAT penalty which paved the way for Ireland to make the last eight of the World Cup in Italy. The crucial penalty save Bonner made from Daniel Timofte has been played over and over again down through the years and is regarded as one of the most iconic moments in Irish sport. When George Hamilton ushered those famous words, “The nation hold its breath” and David O’Leary duly slotted his penalty home which set-up a dream quarter-final with Italy the country went into meltdown.Today, all across the country people have been reliving that moment and sharing their memories of where they were that day when Packie made that save.One man that was there that glorious June day in Genoa was well-known Finn Harps physio Mickey McGlynn.McGlynn was behind the goals where Packie saved the penalty and today recalled the euphoria within the stadium in those ‘magical’ couple of minutes. McGlynn told Donegal Daily, “For everybody both at home and over at the World Cup in Italy it was just an incredible time.“I had travelled to Genoa on my own but just before kick-off, I bumped into two neighbours from Milford.“To be there to witness what happened first hand was something I’ll never forget.“The sheer joy and euphoria amongst the fans inside that stadium was electric and was truly something special.“Obviously with Packie making the save and being from Donegal it only added to the pride you felt.“You could see how much it meant to people inside the ground and for those at home. “Even twenty-five years later when you reflect back on it you see how much pride and joy people still have when they look back.“A special time that will never be forgotten by those who had the privilege to witness it.FINN HARPS PHYSIO RECALLS THE DAY WHEN THE BIG MAN FROM DONEGAL SET IT UP was last modified: June 25th, 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:Italia ’90Mickey McGlynnnewsPackie BonnersoccerSportlast_img read more

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