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13 Guilty of Mercenary Charge

first_imgAfter hours of deliberations, the jury of Criminal Court ‘D’ on Tuesday, June 10, handed down a unanimous guilty verdict against 13 men charged with Mercenarism.In their unanimous guilty verdict, the jurors established that prosecution’s evidence was overwhelming to pronounce a guilty verdict against the defendants.They are expected to be sentenced to prison on June 17 by Judge Emery Paye of Criminal Court ‘D.’Minutes after the verdict was handed down, the grounds of the Temple of Justice turned into scene of mourning. People believed to be family members and sympathizers of the defendants bitterly crying.A woman believed to be a family member of one of the guilty party suddenly fainted and fell, claiming the attention of other relatives who quickly moved in with cold water to pour on her.Some of them were heard saying, “There is no justice in this country. We are going to use every available means for our people to gain their freedom.”The angry crowd almost physically attacked the jurors outside the court.The group tried to block the entrance of the courtroom; but their plan did not materialize owing to the intervention of officers of the Police Support Unit (PSU) of the Liberia National Police (LNP) and their UNMIL counterparts. The heavily armed officers quickly barricaded the entire perimeter of the Temple of Justice. The officers deployed at the Court made every effort to prevent people from entering the courtroom. That situation almost resulted into chaos but was quickly brought under control through the intervention of some lawyers and court staffers.Case Summary The men were tried under Liberia’s 1976 law against “mercenarism,” which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.They are expected to be sentenced to prison on June 17 by Judge Emery Paye of Criminal Court ‘D.’Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The defendants were indicted in 2011 for allegedly carrying out cross border raid in neighboring Côte d’Ivoire where several people, including seven United Nations peacekeepers, were killed.In the indictment, government alleged that the defendants were trained in the Thai Forest in Grand Gedeh County, where they launched a crossed border attack into Côte d’Ivoire.Defendants denied the allegation, thereby shifting the burden of proof on the prosecution. The trial began in earnest on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, with eighteen Liberians accused of taking part in a cross-border raid in neighboring Côte d’Ivoire appearing briefly under tight security in Criminal Court ‘D’.At that hearing, the handcuffed men in the docket pleaded not guilty for the second time to the charge when it was read to them in open court by the clerk of court. The men had first appeared in February, but the case was postponed for one month after they stormed the courtroom, destroying property and behaving violently to express their dissatisfaction over the slow pace of the case.Shortly after the case was first heard, it was suspended by Judge Yussif Kaba on claims of juror bribery. The trial was then postponed to Thursday, March 13, by Judge Emery Paye.During the four-month trial, prosecution produced 11 witnesses with seven rebuttal witnesses, while the defense team paraded 13 witnesses with 3 rebuttal witnesses.On Friday, May 9, Criminal Court “D” at the Temple of Justice released five of the 18, having established the fact that of government’s 11 witnesses who had testified throughout the proceedings, none mentioned their names or linked any of them to the crime.In that ruling, Judge Emery Paye praised the prosecution team for showing “a mark of professionalism,” after lawyers for the State admitted failure to establish the connection of the five to the commission of the crime of mercenarism in that neighboring republic.Delivering the Court’s decision on the plea, Judge Emery Paye declared that “defendants Timothy Barlee, Fred Chelly, Christopher Larkpeh, Junior Gelor and Emmanuel Pewee’s, plea is hereby granted.” Two other defendants’, whose names had also not been mentioned by witnesses, were submitted for release by the defense; but Judge Paye denied their request since they had already voluntarily confessed to the crime.BackgroundIt is alleged that the men joined Ivorian fighters, who attacked villages in Côte d’Ivoire, killing civilians, destroying homes and displacing thousands between 2010 and 2011.They were also accused of being responsible for the deaths of seven Nigerian United Nations peacekeepers in the Southeastern part of that country. State prosecutors said evidence in their possession included arms and ammunition along with audio and video footage of meetings attended by the accused.The crisis in Côte d’Ivoire erupted after the former President, Laurent Gbagbo, refused to leave office after losing the 2010 presidential and general elections to current leader Alassane Ouattara.Tens-of-thousands Ivorian refugees fled into Liberia, as did an unknown number of combatants.   The Liberian authorities have described the accused as “the lowest of human characteristics in volunteering to kill, destroy and commit criminal acts in exchange for adequate payment”.last_img read more

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Govt resignation should be automatic – Ram

first_imgNo-confidence resolution…National Assembly now estopped from revisiting motion – attorneyOutspoken political commentator and attorney Christopher Ram said according to the provisions in the Guyana Constitution, the Government’s resignation should be automatic or with immediate effect after the passage of a no-confidence motion.In a letter to the editor on Wednesday, Ram explained that Article 106 (6) uses mandatory language and imposes a duty on the Cabinet, including the President, to resign if the Government is defeated on a no-confidence motion. He added that the resignation under Article 106 (6), brings to a halt their functions, including aiding and advising the President in the general direction and control of the Government, proposing legislation, reviewing of contracts over fifteen million dollars and the making of appointments.“While the Constitution is silent on the specific date for the resignation under Article 106 (6), for the reason set out below, that resignation seems to be automatic, or intended to be with immediate effect. In any case, Article 232 (9) provides that the Interpretation and General Clauses Act (ICGA) shall apply for the purpose of interpreting the Constitution. Since no time is prescribed therefore, Section 39 of the ICGA provides that “where no time is prescribed within which anything shall be done, such thing shall be done with all convenient speed,” Ram noted.Solidifying his argument, the attorney alluded to the similar situation in the United Kingdom Parliament when Conservative Party Leader Margaret Thatcher succeeded in a motion of no-confidence against Labour Party Government led by Prime Minister James Callaghan. The vote was 311:310.Despite the UK not having a Constitution, its Parliament is considered supreme and Callaghan tendered his resignation to the Queen the day after the March 28, 1979 vote and asked her to dissolve Parliament “as soon as essential business can be cleared up”. Parliament was dissolved 10 days after the vote and elections held 36 days after the vote.Further solidifying his argument, Ram noted that former Speaker of the House Ralph Ramkarran pointed out that the inclusion of paragraphs (6) and (7) in Article 106 was to insert in the Guyana Constitution, the convention inherited from the UK regarding no-confidence motions. Ramkarran was the Chairman of the Constitution Reform Commission that inserted the provisions hence he would be the most experienced to speak on the issue of its interpretation.“It is hard to see what more could have been done by the CRC which couldPolitical commentator and attorney at law Christopher Ramconvince the [A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change] APNU/AFC Government; that like the Callaghan Government, it fell the time the motion was passed. That is common sense and the resignation ought to have been a formality,” Ram said.Turning to Article 106 (7) which states, “Notwithstanding its defeat, the Government shall remain in office and shall hold an election within three months, or such longer period as the National Assembly shall by resolution supported by not less than two-thirds of the votes of all the elected members of the National Assembly determine, and shall resign after the President takes the oath of office following the election.”Explaining the key terms in the provision, Ram said “Government” is defined in the Constitution only to mean Government of Guyana but it is clear that the term must include the President who under Article 89 – Establishment of office of President of the Constitution is vested with several roles: Head of State, supreme executive authority and Commander-in-Chief of the country’s armed forces. The President also has a number of functions and powers including the appointment of Ministers and the allocation of portfolios; presiding over Cabinet meetings; appointing parliamentary secretaries and an Attorney General; exercising the Prerogative of Mercy; appointing Judges, including the Chancellor and the Chief Justice.“The President’s functions are clearly diminished under Article 106 (6) but he still remains the head of Government, Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. As a practical matter he can no longer perform some of the functions identified in the preceding paragraph while his tenure as President automatically comes to an end when the person elected President at the next election takes office,” he explained.He further stated that the Ministers, after the President had resigned, would only be delegated as oversight personnel in their respective Ministries.Earlier this week, Attorney General Basil Williams announced that on his advice, the Government has written to the Speaker requesting him to “reverse the passage of the No-confidence Motion”, a step which seems as absurd as the 34–32 majority arguments, according to Ram.“It is unclear whether the Government is really serious about the validity of its claims or whether the real motive behind the challenge to the result of the Motion as announced by Speaker Scotland is all about holding on to power, or to use the words of Vice President Ramjattan, ‘to bring back [their] term’. What is certain is that the country’s embrace of democracy is once again being tested and that while this is being played out, the Venezuelan President would be looking on with interest while investors become increasingly nervous,” Ram noted.EstoppedMeanwhile, Attorney JT Kissoon of Kissoons and Kissoons Chambers on Wednesday said the National Assembly is the highest court in the land with its own procedures and system with the Speaker being likened to a Superior Judge of the land, the Clerk of the National Assembly to the Registrar of the Court.“The proceedings of the No-confidence Motion has been debated and voted upon. The Speaker, the Superior Judge declared the Motion is carried on behalf of the Opposition and declared the Government has fallen, confirmed by the Prime Minister, a leader of Government’s business. The Clerk of Parliament being the Registrar confirmed the declaration of the Speaker, the Superior Judge and accordingly the Clerk (Registrar) of the National Assembly sent out the certified Order of the National Assembly to the various relevant sources, in this case the Opposition Leader, the Prime Minister and other relevant entities,” he noted.“The National Assembly in my view is now functus officio and cannot revisit the Order made as it is now estopped from so doing.No court of law can knock on the door and enter the National Assembly to regulate its functions and proceedings and therefore the order of the Speaker as confirmed by the Clerk cannot be altered. It appears only with the support of the Opposition can the proceedings be revisited,” Kissoon added.last_img read more

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‘We’re so proud of Sergi’ – Liverpool youngster earns praise for Brentford loan spell

first_img1 Sergi Canos Liverpool are delighted with the progress Sergi Canos is making at Brentford.The Spanish starlet has been in impressive form for the Bees since joining them on loan at the start of the season and scored a stunning solo goal at the weekend in the win over Reading.“We’re so proud of Sergi,” Reds under-21s boss Michael Beale said. “You never know when a young boy goes out on loan and how they’re going to handle it. It’s similar when a boy goes into the first-team environment.“But Sergi has grown in strength week-in-week-out. That’s his second goal in three games and we’re very proud.“We have a little group text that goes around all the players, so the goal was put on there and everyone was wishing him well. All the boys out on loan are in regular contact with us.“There’s not many players of his age playing regularly in the Championship and there’s no one having the same impact.“No pressure on him but if he can continue doing what he’s doing then we’ll see where that’ll lead. I think that he’ll go on to have a very good career.”last_img read more

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United fan discovered fake bomb strapped to back of Old Trafford toilet cubicle

first_img Old Trafford was evacuated after a suspect package was discovered in a toilet The fake bomb which led to Manchester United’s match with West Bromwich being abandoned was discovered by a fan, strapped to the back of a toilet cubicle. Further details of Sunday’s events have now emerged, leading to further questions as to how the match was allowed to be called off. The ‘bomb’ was discovered by a supporter using the facilities, a fake device made up of a mobile phone strapped to piping, strapped to the back of the door. It had been placed there during a security training exercise last Wednesday, but was not retrieved and was left inside Old Trafford only to be spotted on the day of the match, according to The Daily Mail. The toilet, in the executive 100 Club in the north west of the stadium, was inspected by United security staff on Sunday morning, but the back of the door was not checked. In a statement, United’s executive vice chairman Ed Woodward said: “The contractor had signed the device as having been recovered along with the 13 other devices at the end of the exercise.“Once a live situation was identified, the club and police had no option but to treat the matter as a potential terror threat. We could not have assumed it was a training exercise error. Presented with the same situation in the future, we would take the same action.“The safety of the fans is our No 1 aim at every event we host at Old Trafford. Overall, I’m proud of how our staff responded.” 1last_img read more

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Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgTODAY Fantasy Book Club will discuss “Inkspell” by Cornelia Funke, 6 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Dual Diagnosis Group for those who are chemically dependent and affected by mental illness, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Francis Counseling Center, 25050 Avenue Kearny, Suite 101, Valencia. Call (661) 294-2880. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. THURSDAY Valentine craft and story time, 3:30 p.m. at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. SCV Quilt Guild will meet, 7 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call Adva Price at (661) 298-1385. Moms mixer for local mothers to meet and socialize, 7-9 p.m. at the home of Liz Hodson in Valencia. Call Hodson at (661) 255-6044 for directions. Sierra Club will meet, 7:30 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 24901 Orchard Village Road, Valencia. Call Dave Morrow at (661) 254-5245. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org for location. FRIDAY AARP driver safety program, 2-6 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Cat in the Hat story time, 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY AARP driver safety program, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Backyardigans story time, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Dedication event for “Our Lady of Lourdes Garden for the Catholic Faithful,” 11:30 a.m. at Eternal Valley Memorial Park, 23287 N. Sierra Highway, Newhall. Call (661) 259-0800. Novel Acts will present a scene from the book “Bang! A Love Story,” on DVD, noon-2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Local Authors Day will feature local authors sharing their works, noon-2 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Wild Sunday will explore the world of animals, 10-11 a.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Junior Olympic Skills Competition in soccer and basketball for boys and girls ages 8-13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call i9 Sports at (661) 294-9949. Pet Adoption event will offer cats and dogs available for adoption, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Petsmart, 24965 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call the Castaic Animal Shelter at (661) 257-3191. Fiction Light Book Group will discuss “The Good Grief” by Lolly Winston, 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Music jam session, 2 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Local musicians welcome. Call (661) 252-6885. MONDAY Mystery Readers Book Club will discuss “The Sunday Philosophy Club” by Alexander McCall Smith, 6:30 p.m. at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. Travel Book Club will meet, 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Free health lecture on weight loss, 9 a.m. in the Community Room at Westfield Valencia Town Center mall, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call David Sell at (661) 253-8017. Theater workshop auditions for home-schooled children, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 799-2702. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Boating safety class, titled “Basic and Advanced Coastal Navigation,” 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 268-0143. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 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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HOUSEHOLD CHARGE DEADLINE – JUST 25% OF DONEGAL PEOPLE HAVE PAID

first_imgWith just one day left before the deadline for payment of the €100 household charge, it has been estimated that just 25% of Donegal people eligible to pay have done so.The level of payment is considerably lower than the national average which is estimated to be 37%.The low level of payment, understood to be one of the lowest nationwide, is being directly linked to protests across the county in recent weeks. None of the council offices accepting payments yesterday were overly busy but a last minute rush is expected.Those protests will continue today when members of the Can’t Pay Won’t Pay group will picket council offices around the county.The offices in Lifford ( Motor Tax office at the Three Rivers centre) and the public services centres at Letterkenny, Milford, Donegal Town, Dungloe and Carndonagh will all be open.The town council offices in Buncrana and Bundoran will also be open. All offices will be open from 9.00 o’clock on Saturday morning until 4.30pm today. The council website also stresses that today will be the last day that payments will be accepted without financial penalties.From tomorrow, people face initial fines of €10.Meanwhile the Donegal walkers complete their journey to the Fine Gael Ard Fheis in Dublin today.“We are hoping thousands of people will join us,” said Joe Murphy, organiser of the anti-austerity campaign.  HOUSEHOLD CHARGE DEADLINE – JUST 25% OF DONEGAL PEOPLE HAVE PAID was last modified: March 31st, 2012 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:Can’t Pay Won’t PayHOUSEHOLD CHARGEmarchlast_img read more

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WEATHER WARNINGS ISSUED AS STORM WITH 80KMH WINDS SET TO BATTER DONEGAL

first_imgFORECASTERS have issued a weather warning as a deep Low Pressure system from the Atlantic comes ashore.Winds reaching 80km/h are on their way to Donegal as a storm lashes the county on Friday.It could also bring with it up to 40mm of rainfall in the next 24 hours, creating a new hazard on the roads for motorists. The Meteo Times forecaster Peter O’Donnell says it could also bring snow on Friday night to higher ground in Donegal.But temperatures are rising again, taking away the ice risks caused in recent days.The Arranmore Ferry has warned anyone using its services on Friday to check first.“Due to severe weather warnings for Friday 25th of January anyone travelling on the 7.00pm or 9.00pm sailing to Arranmore are advised to check with our office first,” said a spokesman. Phone Numbers 07495 42233/20532WEATHER WARNINGS ISSUED AS STORM WITH 80KMH WINDS SET TO BATTER DONEGAL was last modified: January 25th, 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:arranmoredonegal daily weather channelferryWEATHER WARNINGS ISSUED AS STORM WITH 80KMH WINDS SET TO BATTER DONEGALlast_img read more

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GARDAÍ LAUNCH HUNT FOR SECOND CAR AFTER CRASH

first_imgDarry: Huge outpouring of support for his familyGARDAÍ are investigating the possibility that the car crash in which a 23-year-old Donegal man was critically injured was caused by another vehicle.Officers have found the incident on Thursday morning to be unusual and are trying to establish how the BMW car being driven by popular Lifford man Darry McDaid careered across four lanes of traffic before crashing into a wall.Forensic experts spent 12 hours at the scene in a bid to establish how the crash was caused. Gardaí are now investigating the possibility that someone else, or another vehicle, may have been involved in the crash and then left the scene.Officers believe there was a third party involvement in the incident.Darry remains in a critical condition in hospital.There has been a huge outpouring of support for him and his family members as they struggle to come to terms with the awful incident. Hundreds of messages of support – many from friends in Doncaster in England where he worked  – have been posted on his Facebook page.“You said you’re always strong Irish and you’re not afraid of anything. Fight mate fight,” said one friend.Anyone with information on the crash just before 1am on Thursday is asked to call Letterkenny Garda Station.A Garda spokesman said: “Gardaí at Letterkenny Co Donegal are appealing for witnesses to a serious single vehicle road traffic collision which occurred on the Derry Road at Drumnahoagh, Letterkenny at approximately 12.50am yesterday morning (Thursday) 20th March 2014.“A silver BMW 3 Series ( 02 DL registration) collided with traffic signs and a telephone pole at the above location. The male driver and only occupant was seriously injured in the collision. “Investigating Gardaí are appealing for any person who may have travelled on the road or observed the BMW prior to the collision to contact them at Letterkenny Garda Station on 074-9167100, the Garda Confidential Line 1-800-666-111 or any Garda Station.”GARDAÍ LAUNCH HUNT FOR SECOND CAR AFTER CRASH was last modified: March 21st, 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:Darry McDaidDoncasterdonegalLetterkenny crashLiffordlast_img read more

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THE ANNUAL ROCKSCHOOL KICKS OFF NEXT WEEK AT THE RCS

first_imgThe annual LOFT Rockschool will be held at the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny from Tuesday the 5th of August. Rockschool for ages 12- 18, is an opportunity for musicians and singers of all abilities to come together over 4 days.The school will give a series of master classes, tutorials, workshops, jam sessions and performances covering song craft and song writing, vocal exercises, drumming and percussion, bass guitar, electric and acoustic guitar, piano, instrument set up and more! There will be something for everyone of a musical persuasion, and an atmosphere of mutual appreciation and sharing is highly encouraged.Rockschool cost €40 per participant and lunch is provided. THE ANNUAL ROCKSCHOOL KICKS OFF NEXT WEEK AT THE RCS was last modified: August 1st, 2014 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:donegalRockschoolThe Loftlast_img read more

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Kilcar too good for Termon in feisty quarter-final clash

first_imgKilcar proved far too good for Francie Friel’s Termon side in a game that threatened to boil over on several occasions. Termon tried to impose themselves physically on their slicker, quicker opponents, but it threatened to escalate with tensions running high.The game was just twenty seconds old when Ryan McHugh was hit hard in a third man tackle by Sean ‘The Decent’ O’Donnell and that set the tone for the next fifteen minutes. O’Donnell was lucky not to be black-carded – but he replaced early into the first-half as his intimate tussle with McBrearty causing a number of spats.There were lot of incidents happening off the ball, with Eoin McHugh, Ryan McHugh and Stephen McBrearty the target of some very close marking that bordered on the illegal.Kilcar’s management team were getting animated at the tactics employed by Termon, and it was very difficult game to referee.However, Micheal Hegarty rolled back the years with a superb first-half display, he kicked three long range beauties. While Eoin McHugh, Ryan McHugh, Ciaran McGinley and Barry Shovlin scored some superb points to give Kilcar a commanding first-half lead.They headed for the changing rooms at half-time leading by nine points – on a score-line of 0-11 to 0-02, with the game effectively already over as a contest.It was much of the same in the second-half, with Kilcar dominating possession and they worked some beautiful points, with McGinley, Patrick McBrearty and Eoin McHugh all adding points.It could have been worse for Termon, but Michael Boyle made two stunning second-half saves, Kilcar have so much pace and quality it was difficult to combat.Termon battled on gamely, but in truth were totally outclassed by a team with genuine ambitions of winning the Donegal SFC. On this evidence, Kilcar look like they could go all the way, but will know they’ll face tougher tests if they’re to get their hands on the Dr Maguire Cup which has proved elusive to them in the last 23 years.Final score: Kilcar 0-19 Termon 0-04Kilcar too good for Termon in feisty quarter-final clash was last modified: September 24th, 2016 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)last_img read more

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