…was allegedly dealt cuffs to head, body causing him to retaliate with scissorsA 23-year-old miner was remanded to prison when he appeared at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) to answer to the charge of felonious wounding.Dameon Jones, called “Blacka”, of Republic Drive, Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara (ECD), appeared before Magistrate Crystal Lambert on Thursday and denied the allegation that on December 16, 2019, he stabbed 35-year-old Robin Benjamin Lepps.It was reported that on the day, a verbal confrontation began between the two men which stemmed from an old grievance. Lepps is said to have dealt Jones a few cuffs to his body and head.In retaliation, Jones, who had a pair of scissors in his possession, used it to deal a stab to the centre of Lepps’ chest, one to his right-side rib cage, and a third stab to the left-side rib cage.After the fight attracted the attention of onlookers, Jones reportedly fled the scene, while persons rushed Lepps to the Bartica Regional Hospital where he was immediately admitted.Meanwhile, the suspect allegedly visited the Bartica Police Station where he handed over the pair of scissors to the investigating officers who promptly arrested and charged him for the offence.He will make his next court appearance on January 9, 2020.
Letterkenny Gaels Club Notes:The senior team secured two vital league points at the weekend when they had a one point victory over Aodh Ruadh in Ballyshannon. The reserves lost their game. Pride of the Glebe this week goes to our U-12 hurlers who were victorious over neighbours St. Eunan’s in the County Hurling final. Well done to Tom, Ray and all the team.The U-16’s hurlers had a good victory over Na Seamróga from Strabane in the league semi-final on Thursday evening. They play Mc Cumhaills this Thursday evening in the final. All support welcome.The team travelled to Loch Mor Dal gCais Antrim to play in a 7 a side tournament on Saturday morning. The lads finished the day winning Division 3 of the tournament and took home the Casement Cup.Congratulations to all involved.Well done to Diarmuid Cahill, Mikey Sweeney and Ross Marley who were part of the County under 15 development squad who played in Cavan on Saturday.Well done to our U-16 girls on their victory over Burt on Tuesday evening. Training continues from 6-7pm on Tuesday and from 7-8pm on Fridays.Our Camogs attended a blitz in Donegal Town at the weekend. Gaels Camogie would like to extend a huge thank you to Laurence, Shirley, Mary and all at Four Masters for the invitation to the blitz and a brilliant day for all the girls.The U-13 footballers had their first run out of the season when they welcomed Naomh Colmcille to Pairc na nGael. The game finished in a draw. U-13 training continues every Monday & Friday at 6.30pm at the pitch. New members always welcome.Buíochas Mór to all who participated in the recent Gaels Got Talent auditions at the clubhouse. It has highlighted the wealth of talent within the club. Music, drama and ballad groups have been selected from those who auditioned and they will take part in the upcoming Scór Competition in the Autumn. It is hoped that the younger members will represent Gaeil Leitir Ceanainn in Scór in the years ahead.After Christmas it is planned to arrange a regular music session at the clubhouse, open to all. So if you play an instrument and would be interested in developing your session tunes, we look forward to seeing you in the New Year.Underage football training for U-6, U-8 & U-10’s continues every Sunday at the Glebe. New members especially welcome. 11am-12noon. There is also a session on Wednesday evenings. Please bring mouth guards and drink.Rehearsals for our forthcoming play are now continuing. All roles have been filled and our actors are enthusiastically working away and developing into their various characters. It promises to be a wonderfully entertaining comedy. We are presently looking for an assistant producer-this role may suit someone who would like to learn the ropes or get an introduction into producing a play so if you are a student or just somebody who would like to get involved please contact J Frain. We are also looking for some volunteers to assist with catering during the nights that the play will be held.Camogie training continues at the pitch on Mondays from 6-7pm for U-14 and older girls and Fridays from 6.30-8pm at the pitch for U-8, U-10 & U-12. Contact 086 8163605 for information. New players welcome. Please check club website and Gaels Camogie Facebook for more info.Hurling training continues at Pairc na nGael every Thursday evening from 6.30pm to 7.30 pm. Please contact Dan Harnett 0867392780 or Sharon Harnett 0868405785 to book or for more information. New members always welcome.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGael GAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS SECURE VITAL LEAGUE WIN OVER AODH RUADH was last modified: September 8th, 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:GAASport
The community of Raphoe will be honouring a local celebrity for a great cause this Friday.A new charity CD will be launched this weekend in memory of Annie Friel, aka ‘The Queen of Raphoe’.The popular businesswoman and matriarch sadly passed away in 2016, leaving a lasting legacy in the town. Annie Friel, RIPAnnie was a role model to many, especially her granddaughter Sarah Allan.Sarah recently decided to record a CD in tribute to her grandmother and to raise money for BUMBLEance. The CD, entitled Gweebarra Bay, will be launched this Friday 24th May from 8.30pm in Friel’s Bar Raphoe.Sarah Allen promoting the Gweebarra Bay CD launch on Friday 24th May in Friel’s Bar RaphoeSarah explains: “The name of the CD comes from one of the songs I recorded, Gweebarra Bay. It’s about the area where my Granny grew up, Leitir. “I learned the song around 10 years ago when we found a record in my Granny’s sitting room. I sat by the record player stopping and starting, writing down the lyrics, trying to learn the melody so I could sing it for her. “There was no other traces of the song to be found on the internet and the first time a lot of people heard it was when I sang it.”Sarah recording in Valley Recording Studio. A huge thanks to Terry McGinty and Austin Quinn for helping to put it all together.Annie Friel was the face behind Friel’s Bar and Restaurant in Raphoe for 62 years and was welcoming customers right up to the week of her passing.“She was often referred to as the Queen of Raphoe. She was a very special lady, so the song means a lot to us,” Sarah said.Sarah is looking forward to sharing her music with family and friends on what is sure to be a touching night.She said: “Recording a CD has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. So the fact that I can do this in memory of my biggest role model and donate all the money to such a worthy cause makes it even better.” Proceeds from the CD will be donated to the BUMBLEance Children’s Ambulance Service. This charity choice was inspired by Annie’s love of children. She had 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, with one more on the way!“It’s a charity that has helped so many families in our community so we’re delighted to help them out,” Sarah said.The 4-track Gweebarra Bay CD will be selling for €8, with 100% of proceeds going towards BUMBLEance.All are welcome to the launch, which will be a night of entertainment with a lot of singing and dancing. There will also be a raffle with some great prizes from local sponsors. For more information and updates check out the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/313168749375491/The late Annie Friel of Raphoe remembered in charity CD was last modified: May 23rd, 2019 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:Annie FrielBumbleancefriel’s bar raphoeGweebarra BayRaphoesarah allan
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Jerry HagstromDTN Political CorrespondentWASHINGTON (DTN) — While Friday’s announcement from China that it would suspend additional tariffs on U.S. pork is a good sign, China should remove the 60% punitive tariff it has placed on U.S. pork to ease its own rising pork prices and move along trade talks with the United States, National Pork Producers Council officials said.If the Chinese government would do this, “It would help their citizens,” who are experiencing rising pork prices due to African swine fever, NPPC President David Herring, a Lillington, North Carolina producer, said at a briefing for reporters Thursday following an NPPC fly-in to Washington.Early Friday, China announced it will suspend “additional tariffs” on pork, soybeans and other farm goods, Xinhua News Agency reported. Yet it is unclear exactly what level of tariffs Chinese officials committed to suspend, and the Associated Press reported phone calls to Chinese government agencies were not answered Friday because of a national holiday.“If media reports are accurate, this is a most welcome development,” Herring said in a statement Friday.Tariffs on U.S. pork increased another 10% on Sept. 1, making the retaliatory tariff 60%, tacked on to a traditional 12% duty already in place. That puts the full Chinese tariff on U.S. pork now at 72%. The inability of U.S. producers to export to China is costing pork producers $8 per animal sold, according to Dermot Hayes, an economist at Iowa State University.With China forced to kill pigs to stop the spread of African swine fever and Chinese production down 50%, U.S. producers should benefit, but the tariffs make U.S. pork too expensive to import, said Nick Giordano, NPPC vice president and counsel for global government affairs.U.S. pork producers are benefiting from rising world pork prices due to lower Chinese production, but the benefits would be so much greater if the U.S. industry could export to China, he said.“Our sector is one of those most impacted by the trade disputes,” Giordano said.Removing the tariff on U.S. pork, “Would be viewed favorably by our industry but, more importantly, by the U.S. government,” Giordano said.Instead of exporting higher volumes in a period of Chinese shortages, American producers are watching their competitors in other countries make those sales, he added. Most U.S. competitors only pay a 12% duty selling into China.China bought 237,800 metric tons of U.S. pork and variety meats from January through July of this year, according to USDA data, a 51% increase from low 2018 sales to China. In terms of volume, China is the second-largest market behind Mexico. Japan remains the top market for U.S. pork in terms of dollar value, while China is third behind Mexico.Data published by the European Commission on the EU’s pork exports show that, during the first half of 2019, EU exports to China grew by 42% compared to the same period in 2019, going from 680,686 metric tons in 2018 to 965,768 metric tons in 2019, according to the swine industry website www.pig333.com.Asked whether the fact that the Chinese tariffs are in retaliation for U.S. tariffs means that President Donald Trump should reduce American tariffs to encourage the Chinese to reduce theirs, Giordano said, “We don’t always talk publicly about our discussions with the administration. The administration understands that this has taken quite a toll on the industry.”The trade aid package has been welcome but has not made up for producers’ losses, the officials said.Jen Sorenson, an Iowa producer who is a vice president of the council, said that the trade aid has been “positive” because people who have not been able to afford pork now have it.The officials also called for approval of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade, and Giordano said he believes Congress will vote on it.DTN Ag Policy Editor Chris Clayton contributed to this report.Jerry Hagstrom can be reached at email@example.comFollow him on Twitter @hagstromreport(CC/AG)© Copyright 2019 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka sees his future at Crystal Palaceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAaron Wan-Bissaka insists he sees his future at Crystal Palace.Looking to the next challenge, away to league champions Manchester City, Wan-Bissaka is upbeat.“It’s the same as other games, it makes no difference to me. I just play my game, put the effort in and work hard. I know I’ll learn something from [playing versus Leroy Sane et al], to help me in the future. They’re smart players, we’ve got to be smart as well. We’ll look to gamble, as they look to take their chances.”Asked about 2019, Wan-Bissaka sees his future at Palace. “My aim is to keep my position, and to keep improving.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Former Chelsea defender: Hudson-Odoi deal brilliant newsby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea defender Jason Cundy is happy with Callum Hudson-Odoi’s new deal.Cundy claims it would have been “devastating” to see him leave.“He is the future, he has shown the quality he has got, he’s a full international,” Cundy said on talkSPORT.“For me he starts [when he’s fit], he starts wide of the three, left or right.“It depends what formation you play but if you’re playing a three up top, he can either play on the left or the right.“So he’ll cut in on the right or cut in [on the left], generally on the right-hand side.“He can’t play down the middle, I’ve not seen him play there, I’m sure given an opportunity [he could].“But he is the future of the football club and it is brilliant news.”
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Man Utd veteran Mata: I can never forget Liverpool victoryby Ansser Sadiq7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United veteran Juan Mata admits he’s never forgotten the times they have beaten Liverpool.Mata has now been at United for the better part of his career, which has involved many games against their arch rivals.And while they have endured disappointment in those years, they have also known great joy against Liverpool.One of those occasions for United fans was the game against the Reds in 2015, when Mata scored two goals and propelled them to a famous win at Anfield under then manager Louis Van Gaal.Mata told the Manchester Evening News: “If you speak with United fans they remember always the Liverpool-United games and I was lucky to win that game [in 2015] and score the two goals. “But specifically that goal [scissor kick]. “And whether I want it or not, I cannot forget that day! Because it’s very special for me.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp insists Keita close to top formby Paul Vegas2 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists it wont be long until Naby Keita hits his full stride.The Guinea international put in an impressive cameo in last Sunday’s draw with Manchester United and is expected to start against Genk on Wednesday.Asked when fans can expect to see the 24-year-old’s best form, the manager replied: “Soon.”I don’t know when he will start but Naby is one-and-a-half or two weeks in full training roundabout. And he looks good in training, really good.”They all look good in training, that’s why we made the changes that we made [at Old Trafford] because we really knew they can have an impact in that game. I was really happy.That was the best news of the whole day – not the result, not the goal we scored, which was nice – but that these three guys, very important players for us, in a moment when it’s not easy to have rhythm or get rhythm when you don’t play that much, can perform like this in a game.”In training I see it a lot, so that was the best news. It will not be long anymore.”
LSU landed its fifth commitment in the last five days Tuesday afternoon in three-star offensive tackle Shaahdiq Charles, who announced his decision on Twitter. With Charles’ pledge, the Tigers jumped Alabama and Miami on its way to the No. 3 recruiting class in the country – and No. 1 in the SEC – according to 247 Sports.LSU has always recruited well, so this momentum comes as no surprise. But the 2017 recruiting cycle is far from over. A lot can change before next February.
The NMIA is owned by the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) and is operated by the NMIA Airports Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the AAJ. The Enterprise Team for the Privatisation of the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) will serve for another 20 months.This follows Cabinet’s approval of the extension of the team’s tenure from July 2017 to March 10, 2019.This was disclosed by Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, during Wednesday’s (Aug. 2) post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House.The NMIA is owned by the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) and is operated by the NMIA Airports Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the AAJ.The Government is seeking a private sector partner to operate, finance, and develop the NMIA under a long-term concession agreement.The selected party is expected to complete the modernisation of the airport, which is the second largest in Jamaica, behind Sangster International in Montego Bay.The Enterprise Team, which was set up to examine the operations of the airport, recommended the divestment in light of the significant State funding and resources being expended to run the airport.Senator Reid informed that new air services agreements have been secured with South Africa, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, the Republic of Seychelles, Italy and Portugal.Meanwhile, a new chairman and additional members have been appointed to the Financial Services Commission (FSC) with effect from July 24, 2017 to April 24, 2019.They are: Jackie Lechler – Chair; Kevin Richards; Nigel Logan; and Gerald Johnson.The FSC was created pursuant to the Financial Services Commission Act to oversee the regulation of Jamaica’s insurance, pension and securities industries. The Enterprise Team for the Privatisation of the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) will serve for another 20 months. Story Highlights