Man arrested for allegedly molesting child

first_imgPolice in Linden are investigating allegations that a 44-year-old man of Wismar, Linden committed sexual activity with a child.The suspect is presently in Police custody assisting with investigations into the alleged incident. He was reportedly taken into Police custody on Wednesday, but no charges have as yet been instituted.‘E’ Division (Linden-Kwakwani) Police Commander Linden Lord has indicated that before Police institute charges, legal advice would first have to be obtained. He, however, confirmed that the suspect is cooperating with Police as investigations continue.Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) had recorded the highest cases of child abuse in Guyana in 2017 — 22.1 per cent of the country’s total. Director of the Childcare and Protection Agency (CPA), Ann Greene, has confirmed that most of the reported cases in the Region came from Linden.According to information emanating from the agency, the overall rate of child abuse for Guyana in 2017 stood at 15.8 children per 1000 of the national population of children.Greene has stressed the importance of understanding “rates” in terms of population size when looking at the number of children being abused, as she pointed out that according to the rates, Region 10 had the most cases of child abuse for 2017, as well as the highest rate of child neglect and sexual abuse.last_img read more

Local hockey players make it to main NHL training camps

first_imgBefore his time with the Capitals, Pimm spent time closing out his college career last season before joining the Milwaukee Admirals on an amateur try out back in April.Pimm ended his college playing career with 42 goals and 43 assists in 139 games. He received the Paul Hines Award for his efforts this year with Northeastern which is awarded to the most improved player New England.As for Robertson he was the team captain for the Brown Bears last season where he registered six goals and 11 assists along with a plus minus rating of plus 11. He led the team with 56 blocked shots and had 78 penalty minutes. He was a first-team All-Ivy League selection as a senior, and a finalist for the ECAC Best Defensive Defenseman.- Advertisement -Originally a sixth round draft pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2011, Robertson was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes as part of a deal that saw John-Michael Liles sent to Carolina for Tim Gleason.The Capitals open their pre-season schedule this Sunday at home against the Buffalo Sabres, while the Hurricanes also open the pre-season on Sunday with a tilt against the Columbus Blue Jackets.last_img read more

How to launch your search for ancestors

first_imgJOIN a local genealogy society or historical society. CHART everything you find. A timeline can prove or disprove information you’ve found. Source: www.awesomegenealogy.com/awetips.shtml160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsLOOK FOR a family Bible that records births, deaths and marriages. CHECK OUT local cemeteries for names on tombstones. LOOK FOR Census records online and in libraries and family history centers. CHECK FOR data at a local historical society. GO TO the courthouse and search for deeds, wills, court records and other data. You’re ready to start researching your ancestors, but don’t know where to start. Here are some tips from seasoned researchers: ASK living relatives where and when they were born, their occupations and marriage dates. Then ask for the same information about deceased parents and grandparents, including where they’re buried. SEND FOR copies of birth and death certificates for your relatives; these will show names of their parents and other information. CHECK newspaper archives for birth and death announcements. last_img read more

FAMILIES EVACUATED FROM FALCARRAGH AS SMOKE SPREADS FROM MUCKISH BLAZE

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: DOZENS of families are being evacuated from their homes in Falcarragh after smoke from the latest gorse fire in Muckish covered the area.The heavy smoke from the blaze has spread in the direction of local townland Moyra and forced a number of people to leave.Up to 50 officers have been dispatched to the scene of the blaze which broke out a short time earlier. Dozens of acres of gorse have already been destroyed.At this stage there are no reports of any injuries or any damage to property.The latest blaze alert comes just a couple of hours after Acting Fire Chief Bobby McMenamin revealed that most gorse fires across the county are now under control.The fire at Muckish is being tackled by the army, the army helicopter which is dropping buckets of water on the fire and two fire brigades. The fire is also coming perilously close to Glenveagh National Park which is just a couple of miles away.As well as tackling the blaze it is understood that officers are also dampening down areas in its path to keep it from spreading.“The Muckish blaze has whipped up a lot of smoke and that has been spread in the direction of Falcarragh.“A number of houses have now been evacuated because of the smoke. People were beginning to feel the affects so they thought it was best to get out,” said a fire service source.Ends FAMILIES EVACUATED FROM FALCARRAGH AS SMOKE SPREADS FROM MUCKISH BLAZE was last modified: May 3rd, 2011 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:Falcarraghfamilies evacuatedMuckishlast_img read more

Loyola Clips Men’s Soccer, 1-0, With Late Golden Goal in MVC Semifinal

first_img EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Aidan Megally scored a golden goal for Loyola in a 1-0 victory over the Drake University men’s soccer team Friday, Nov. 9 in a Missouri Valley Conference Tournament semifinal match at Arad McCutchan Stadium. PDF Box Score Late in the first overtime period, Drake nearly won it twice. First when redshirt junior Cole Poppen (Ankeny, Iowa) hit a blast from deep that was saved by Ramblers’ goalkeeper Josh Lagudah. Moments later, sophomore Leroy Enzugusi (Marion, Iowa) sent a low ball past a diving Lagudah, who had left his line, but the ball hit the far post. Two minutes before those shots on target, Antonio Sanchez (Iowa City, Iowa) had his shot blocked. Drake appeared to have an open net in the 38th minute as Ryan Johnston (West Des Moines, Iowa) took a shot, but Grant Stoneman, the MVC Defensive Player of the Year, was hustling back and saved the goal by clearing the shot attempt wide for a team save. “Painful to process as the result didn’t match the performance,” said Drake head coach Gareth Smith. “I’m immensely proud of our team tonight as we were terrific and we deserved more from the game. This was our most complete performance of the season and all we were missing was a finishing touch. Our performance was even more remarkable given that we played on Wednesday and Loyola came into the game fresh. We will take time to reflect and looking to build on this to for next year.” In the opening half, Drake had its first quality scoring chance of the match in the 13th minute off a Poppen corner kick. Steven Enna (Overland Park, Kan.), the hero in Wednesday’s quarterfinal win over Valpo, flicked a header, but Loyola’s defense cleared it out. Later, Lagudah made a save off another Enna header in the 23rd minute. Story Linkscenter_img Johnston and Enna each had shots on goal in the second half. Less than two minutes away from penalty kicks, Drake (7-7-3) had its 2018 season end after Megally played a ball from Alec Lasinski inside the box and shot it into the back of the net past a diving Jared Brown (Aurora, Ontario) in the 108th minute. Loyola (10-6-2) advanced to Sunday’s title game where it will play regular season champion, Central Arkansas, which beat Missouri State in penalty kicks, 5-4, in the other semifinal match. “I would like to thank our seniors Ryan, Steven, Nic, Paul and Alex for the opportunity to coach them and be part of their development over these past four years,” Smith said. “They are a remarkable group of young men who have served our program with class both on and off the field and have without doubt left a lasting legacy.” Print Friendly Version Four seniors, Paul Ciszewski (Germantown, Wis.), Enna, Nic Jaimes (Olathe, Kan.) and Alex Peterson (St. Cloud, Minn.) played their final matches for the Bulldogs on Friday night.  A fifth senior Ryan Merideth (East Moline, Ill.) suffered a season-ending knee injury in preseason camp. Merideth elected not to use his final season of eligibility in 2019 and instead the 2017 CoSIDA Third Team Academic All-American is applying to medical schools. All five had outstanding careers for the Blue and White. Full Schedule Roster last_img read more

CHAN 2020 Qualifiers: Saddam in for Tadeo as Mubiru makes to changes to team that started first leg

first_imgSaddam replaces Tadeo Lwanga in the team that started last week. (PHOTOS/File)CHAN 2020 Qualifiers-2nd Leg)Uganda Cranes Vs Somalia (Agg: 3-1)Star Times Stadium, LugogoSaturday, 03-08-2019 @4pmLUGOGO – Uganda Cranes head coach Abdallah Mubiru has named his team that will take on Somalia in the CHAN second-round qualifiers this evening.The Police FC tactician who replaced Sebastien Desabre earlier this month, on an interim basis, has named a strong starting line-up featuring only two changes to the side that started the first leg.Proline FC defender Mustafa Mujuzi has been brought in to replace Timothy Awany, one of the two players that are no longer ineligible to take part. Mujuzi has also been handed the armband which Awany wore last week.The other change sees Saddam Juma replace Tadeo Lwanga in midfield. Tadeo is also poised to seal a move to either Algeria or Egypt, thus deeming him ineligible.Charles Lukwago who was highly tipped to start in between the sticks has been given the node once again, ahead of 2018/19 StarTimes Uganda Premier League best custodian James Alitho.Lukwago will be shielded by a back four of team captain-Mujuzi, John Revita, Paul Willa and 20-year-old Mustapha Kizza.In Midfield, just like he usually lines up his Police FC club side, Mubiru has gone for a three-man set-up.Saddam will anchor the center of the park with Allan Kayiwa and Muzamir Mutyaba playing in front of him.The three in the attack are all KCCA FC players with Allan Kyambadde and Allan Okello playing either side of Patrick Kaddu.Uganda has in recent times been consistent during qualification for CHAN.After losing to Tanzania in the second round of qualification and in the process, failing to reach the first edition of the finals in 2009, the Cranes have not failed to seal a spot in any of the last four finals (2011, 2014, 2016 and 2018).To reach the last edition in Morocco, Uganda defeated South Sudan 5-1 on aggregate in the first round of qualifiers before hanging on to overcome Rwanda 3-2 in the second round.They are highly expected to reach the next phase of qualifying having won the first leg 3-1 in Djibouti last Saturday.The Cranes defeat Somalia 3-1 in the first leg.For Somalia, they have never reached the CHAN finals’ tournament as they either withdraw or fail to negotiate their way through the qualification process.In 2009, they did not take part in qualification before they were hammered 6-0 by Tanzania in the first round of the 2011 qualifiers.Once again, they did not enter qualification for both the 2014 and 2016 editions.For the last edition in 2018, Somalia fell to South Sudan at the preliminary round of qualification, losing 4-1 on aggregate.The winner between the two sides (Uganda and Somalia) will take on either Burundi or South Sudan. Burundi won the first game 2-0 at home.Uganda Cranes starting XICharles Lukwago (GK), Paul Willa, Kizza Mustapha, John Revita, Mustafa Mujuzi (c), Saddam Juma, Allan Kayiwa, Muzamir Mutyaba, Patrick Kaddu, Allan Okello, Allan Kyambadde.SubstitutesJames Alitho, Ashraf Mandela, Patrick Mbowa, Tom Masiko, Shafik Kagimu, Dan Serunkuuma, Bright AnukaniComments Tags: abdallah mubiruAllan Kayiwaallan kyambaddeallan okelloAshraf MandelaBright AnukaniCHAN 2020charles lukwagoDan Serunkuumajames alithoJohn RevitaKizza MustaphaMustafa MujuziMuzamir Mutyabapatrick kadduPatrick MbowaPaul Willasaddam jumaShafik KagimuSomaliaTom MasikotopUganda Craneslast_img read more

‘Miracle Man’ Oisin Merritt to make dream comeback at World Championships

first_imgOisin Merritt has been included in the Irish Cerebral Palsy squad for  the IFCPF World Championships in Argentina next month.Paul Breen has selected Merritt, of Ballybofey United, in his panel for the trip to San Luis in central Argentina.Ireland will take on Spain, Canada and Brazil in the Championships and ‘Miracle Man’ Merritt (pictured above by Joe Boland, North West News Pix) is included in the Boys in Green’s squad. Three years ago, while he was a 19-year-old on the books of Finn Harps, he fell 20 feet from a balcony and slipped into a coma.Merritt, who is a lifelong Harps fan, was dubbed ‘The Miracle Man’ by doctors at Son Espases Hospital in Palma and his family were told to ‘say goodbye’ as his injuries appeared too severe.But on July 8th, he woke and whispered: ‘How’s Brazil getting on?’Brazil were playing Germany in a World Cup semi-final and Oisin had backed Brazil to win the tournament earlier in the summer. He spent a month in an induced coma and he suffered two brain haemorrhages, one of which was so severe surgeons removed part of the skull to allow the swelling to ease.His injuries list is a terrifying read: A broken skull; a broken bone at the top of his neck; five breaks in his jaw; a broken cheekbone; a ruptured spleen; and he’s been left permanently deaf in his left ear.Earlier this year, he met with Consultant Neurosurgeon Donncha O’Brien from Beaumont Hospital for his annual check-up and was given the news he thought he’d never hear – he could make a sporting comeback.Now, he’s set to make his dream come true.“The opportunity not only to play football again, but represent my country at events like the World Championships and possibly the Paralympics is brilliant.” said Merritt. “For something so positive to come from an accident like mine is unbelievable. I have played for a few high level clubs and the standard these guys are at are right up there with the best, I’m delighted to be involved with in high level of football again.”‘Miracle Man’ Oisin Merritt to make dream comeback at World Championships was last modified: September 1st, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:ArgentinaBallybofey Unitedfinn harpsIFCPF World ChampionshipsIrish Cerebral Palsy squadOisin MerrittPaul BreenSan Luislast_img read more

WATCH: Live tracker as Hurricane Ophelia approaches

first_imgHurricane Ophelia is forecast to track up across Ireland today and bring severe gusts to all areas.West and north west counties including Donegal, Galway, Sligo and Mayo are expected to be the worst affected. The storm is due to peak in North Connacht and Ulster from 3pm onwards.Stormy conditions with violent wind gusts of 120 – 150km/hr are forecast.  Counties Cork and Kerry are already experiencing severe winds and power outages this morning. People are advised to avoid all unnecessary travel during peak times, remain indoors and take all precautions to stay safe.This live tracker from Windy.com charts the path of the ex-hurricane. Met Eireann say the strongest winds will be to the east of the eye of the storm.WATCH: Live tracker as Hurricane Ophelia approaches was last modified: October 16th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Hurricane Ophelialast_img read more

Donegal teachers celebrate at national festival of education

first_imgDonegal teachers were among the 1,000 teachers and members of the public who celebrated innovation in teaching and learning at FÉILTE 2017 (the Festival of Education in Learning and Teaching Excellence).Hosted by the Teaching Council, FÉILTE, which is now in its sixth year, has grown to be one of the largest gatherings of teachers in Ireland.Annette Gildea, Deele College, Raphoe; Tanya Morrisson, Crana College, Buncrana; Sean McFAdden, Mulroy College, Milford  The event which took place last weekend in the RDS, Dublin was addressed by Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD. Keynote presentations were delivered by founder of AsIAm, Adam Harris and disability rights campaigner, Joanne O’Riordan.The festival featured a Teachmeet and a Researchmeet, as well as panel discussions on inclusive education and the effectiveness of homework, chaired by broadcaster Keelin Shanley.Dr. David Doherty and Mary Doherty; Coláiste Na Carraige Co. Donegal Dr. David Doherty and Mary Doherty; Coláiste Na Carraige Co. DonegalAt the heart of FÉILTE were over 50 showcases and workshops spanning projects from across the education sector, demonstrating the innovation and creativity that is taking place in schools across Ireland today. Speaking about the event, Teaching Council Director, Tomás Ó Ruairc said: “FÉILTE provides a platform for teachers to tell us all about what’s happening in teaching today – their innovation, collaboration, engagement with research, and sharing of ideas. They are doing so much incredible work which many people are not aware of. FÉILTE is about giving all of that work a platform, and celebrating the effort, commitment and ingenuity of the teachers involved”.Donegal teachers celebrate at national festival of education was last modified: October 23rd, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:educationFeiltefestivalteacherslast_img read more

Civil servant jailed for 12 months for selling information from Donegal Department

first_imgA civil servant who sold on the personal details of hundreds of people has been sentenced to one year in prison.Rory Lenihan received almost €22,000 over a three year period from private investigators while he was based at the Department of Social Protection in Letterkenny. Lenihan, aged 50 and originally from Dublin, had pleaded guilty to twelve sample charges of receiving payments for information.Details of how Lenihan, a clerical officer in the treatments benefits sections, stayed behind during his lunch break to access details and to make phonecalls were given earlier this week at Letterkenny Circuit Court.Judge John Aylmer adjourned sentence until today to consider the sentence.Addressing the court, the Judge said he considered Lenihan’s actions to bein the mid range for such offences.He said there was a significant breach of trust and privacy of all citizens information held by the Department of Social, Community and Family Affairs where Lenihan had worked.He said this resulted in an undermining of public confidence and that Lenihan’s sole motivation was personal gain.He said he had no option but to impose a custodial sentence because of the gravity of the offences and the fact that they took place over a prolonged period of time.He added that there were a number of mitigating factors in the case including the fact that Lenihan had no previous convictions, the case had cost him his marriage, he had shown genuine remorse and the Probation Services had said there was a low risk of Lenihan reoffending.He had also lost his job, was now on social welfare and that there would be adverse publicity from the media’s coverage of the case.He sentenced Lenihan to two years on each of the 12 sample charges but suspended the final 12 months of each sentence and ordered all charges to run concurrently.Dressed in navy trousers and a navy top, Lenihan, who was accompanied to court by family and friends, closed his eyes as the sentence was delivered.The father of five, pleaded guilty to 12 sample charges ofstealing information from social welfare recipients and selling themto two private investigators.The court was told that this information including the location ofthose involved as well as their loans, etc were then passed on tovarious banks and solicitor’s offices.Senior counsel Alex Owens, representing the Director of PublicProsecutions, said that in total Lenihan was accused of 41 chargesamounting to a total theft of €21,898.In September 2010, Lenihan’s supervisor Paul Bradley became suspicious of his behaviour when he stayed at his desk and used the phone during his lunch-break.The computer system, known as Infosys, required a username and aspecial password for employees to log into.Mr Bradley informed his supervisor Des Kernan and an internalinvestigation was launched which included the checking of files whichLenihan was checking on as well as cross-referencing phone numberswhich he was calling.Mr Bradley and Kernan approached Lenihan and he admitted that he waspassing on information and receiving some payments in return.The extraction of material had lasted from January 2008 until October, 2010.In total Lenihan, whose address was given as Ballaghderg, Letterkenny,was paid €23 for information on each person, money which would be paidby credit in lump sums to his Ulster Bank account in Donegal Town.He was paid the money by two private investigators, a John Buckley,based on the Navan Road and a Brian Foy, which a business address inLeixlip.Detective Garda Peter Cullen said the investigation was a complex onewhich he had been working on for between three and four years.He said he was aware that from examining Lenihan’s bank records formthe time that he faced various financial difficulties.The accused man’s sister Maria gave evidence in the case regarding herbrother’s upbringing.He said the family had owned a shop in Dublin and that they were avery law-abiding family who had never been in trouble.She told how her family were standing beside their brother as he was agood man, who excelled at sport, was a good father and a good personwho had made a mistake.The court was told that Mr Lenihan had no previous convictions.Defence barrister Peter Nolan said this was a criminal act carried outby someone who wasn’t a criminal.He added that his client was the only one before the court despite thefact that two others were directly involved and the information hadbeen passed on to various financial institutions.“It seems to me that Mr Lenihan is the one carrying the can for theactions of two other people who were at least aiders and abetters. Hewould not have given the information if he was not called andfinancial inducement offered.“These two other gentlemen, for some reason best known to the DPP,were not. I hope they’re not rinigng some other poor unfortunate civilservant looking for information.“His friends, family and parents are devastated. He’s the man whostole and got sacked from his department and cannot be trusted. He isa pariah to a large extent.“Sometimes the doing of the crime far outweighs any punishment thatcan be given and he will be punished until the day he dies. I ask youto consider that and the impact the publicity will also have.“I will ask you to view him not as a criminal but as a man who hascommitted a stupid criminal act for what – for €21, 000? These werethe actions of a desperate man in financial straits. I don’t see whatit would be achieved in sending him to jail,” said Mr Nolan.Following his sentence, Lenihan chatted briefly with family and friends before being led away by prison officers.Civil servant jailed for 12 months for selling information from Donegal Department was last modified: January 27th, 2018 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:Civil servantdonegaljailletterkennyRory Lenihanlast_img read more