Dear Editor,Heartbreaking best describes the death of seven-year-old fire victim, Shaniya Persaud.While the doctors tried their best, in the end, an angel soared into heaven.Shaniya fought bravely and valiantly and her spirit and courage will write the epitaph of a champion.Rest in peace little girl and my condolences to the grieving family and friends.Sincerely,Shamshun Mohamed
Murder of Pandit, sonThirty-year-old Orlando Douglas of Garnett Street, Georgetown was on Tuesday afternoon arraigned before a Georgetown magistrate, charged with the murders of 61-year-old Pandit Deonarine Liliah and his 28-year-old son Omkar Liliah, allegedly committed between July 7 and 10 at the Liliahs’ home at Delph and Craig Streets, Campbellville, Georgetown during the furtherance of a robbery.Douglas was not required to plead to the indictable charge.Attorney representing Douglas, Melvin Duke, argued that his client had been randomly picked out of a crowd that had gathered at the scene of the crime on July 10. He charged that Douglas was not found with any tools or weapons, and contended that the accused is being tortured to make certain “confessions” regarding the matter.The Police Prosecutor, however, told the court that the accused was found in possession of a mobile phone that belonged to one of the dead men.Douglas has been remanded to prison until July 31, when the case is set for recall.A tale of horrorIt was previously reported that Douglas, who is known to the Police, was caught selling two mobile phones on Leopold Street, Georgetown on Friday evening. Upon checking the phones, it was discovered that the handsets belonged to the now dead pandit and his son. As such, the young man was arrested and interrogated, during which he reportedly told detectives that the plan to rob the Liliahs had been in the pipeline for quite some time.He confessed that, on July 7, he and an accomplice had gone to the pandit’s premises, and after staking it out for some time, executed their plan.The young man reportedly told detectives that he kept guard a short distance away, while his accomplice scaled the fence and entered the pandit’s home through a front door.He told detectives that his accomplice realised that the younger Liliah was at home alone, and he and the now dead man reportedly had a scuffle, during which he stabbed the young man several times, and left him to die in a pool of blood.The killer then ransacked the house in search of money and jewellery, and as he was packing the loot, the pandit reportedly returned home, only to find his son’s bloodied and lifeless body lying on the floor.Before the pandit could raise an alarm, the killer confronted him and stabbed him to death.With both men dead, the suspect claimed, his accomplice left the house with two bags containing personal belongings of the now dead Liliahs. They eventually met up on Sheriff Street, Georgetown with the intention of splitting the loot, but he instead was reportedly given two phones.On the day of the discovery, the younger Liliah’s body was found lying face down on the floor in a pool of blood with a red jersey wrapped around his head. There were three stab wounds to his back, one each to the left and right side abdomen, and two to his chest.The elder Liliah was found lying on his back in the living room. He was clad in a pair of white long pants and a multi-coloured jersey, and his face was covered with a multi-coloured jersey. He had sustained four stab wounds to his abdomen, four to his left side, one to the lower back, and one to the right hip.There was no sign of forced entry into the home. However, CCTV footage collected from nearby buildings revealed that a male had scaled the fence and had entered the premises through a front door. After some time, he was seen leaving the house with two bulky bags and a bucket.
The name of the female in custody cannot be released until she has been charged and appeared before a judge.The Fort St. John General Investigations Section, the Forensic Identification Section, General Duty members and the Prince George Major Crime Unit are all still actively investigating this death. The Fort St. John RCMP have a local woman in custody after a male was found deceased beside the Alaska Highway in Taylor.On Sunday, September 6, 2015, at 11:40 p.m., the RCMP stopped a white pickup truck in Taylor driven by a female. Through the investigation, the RCMP discovered the vehicle was registered to Kirk Morin. Morin was found deceased between Cherry Avenue and the Alaska Highway.Police are still trying to piece together just what happened between the female and the deceased.- Advertisement -The RCMP are asking anyone who may have seen anything suspicious between a male and female or anyone who saw a white Dodge dually pick-up in Taylor near the arena and community centre to contact them immediately.Sunday evening an RCMP officer spoke with a few people in Taylor. The RCMP would like to speak with those individuals again regarding this incident.If you have any further information about this incident, please call 250-787-8100.Advertisement
1 Chelsea star Eden Hazard Chelsea are now just two wins away from lifting the Premier League title as the Blues opened up a ten point gap at the top of the table with a slim 1-0 victory over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.The London outfit have struggled to perform at their best in recent weeks, with a series of draws giving United and Arsenal a glimmer hope of forcing their way into the title race.A win for the Red Devils would have played kindly into the hands of Arsenal, who were only seven points adrift of the league leaders ahead of the match, but Jose Mourinho’s side put any doubt over their title-winning abilities to bed with a typically stubborn triumph.And it was Eden Hazard, tipped as the hot favourite for both the PFA Player and Young Player of the Year awards, who proved the match-winner for Chelsea, slotting the ball through David de Gea’s legs on the stroke of half-time.Chelsea, again, were far from their best, but with the threat of the in-form Marouane Fellaini largely nullified by defender-cum-midfielder Kurt Zouma, Mourinho’s men were rarely troubled, despite United’s best efforts.The visitors’ best chance of an equaliser came in the closing stages when Radamel Falcao burst into the area and slammed an angled shot against the woodwork, though with Fellaini unmarked at the far post, a pass across goal might have seen Louis van Gaal’s side come away with a point.The game ended in controversy as the visitors were denied what first appeared to be a clear penalty when Ander Herrera was tripped by Gary Cahill on the edge of the box, but it proved a brilliant call from referee Mike Dean, as replays showed the Spaniard was looking for contact.It was a lively start from both teams but it was United who carved open the first great chance.The away end, along with goalkeeper David de Gea, were celebrating what they thought be a perfect start from their team, when a swift attacking move found Wayne Rooney in acres of space on the edge of the box.The England captain’s swerving strike was sweet and sent the net rippling, but it clipped just the wrong side of the post to leave United fans red faced.Retuning hero Didier Drogba again struggled to lead the line on his own up front, as, without strikers Diego Costa and Loic Remy, Chelsea seemed content to sit back and counter on the break.And United piled men forward, with centre-back Paddy McNair, who was an attacking outlet as well at times, having a pop from distance which was deflected just wide by John Terry.This was not the Chelsea we came to know in the early stages of the season, but they still only needed one chance to go in front, with Oscar’s clever backheel playing through Hazard, who raced onto the ball and slotted coolly through De Gea’s legs on 38 minutes.United continued to commit players forward after the break in search of the equaliser, but that left them vulnerable on the counter and Chelsea were inches away from opening up a two-goal lead on 55 minutes.Drogba bounded forward but the veteran striker failed to beat Chris Smalling for pace, instead opting to let fly from distance. His effort deflected up and over a stranded De Gea but Hazard, who sprinted in at the far post, could only find the outside of the post from an angle.It didn’t curb Man United’s enthusiasm, however, as the Red Devils – who finished the game with 70% possession – went close again through McNair, this time testing the gloves of Thibaut Courtois, before Falcao curled an effort wide and then hit the post late on.But their efforts came to nothing against a steadfast Chelsea defence, with the Blues now only needing wins against Arsenal and Leicester in their next two games to be crowned champions.
1 Andreas Christensen [left] in action for Borussia Monchengladbach Borussia Monchengladbach have not given up on extending Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen’s stay.The 21-year-old is coming to the end of a two-year loan spell with the German side and is due to return to Stamford Bridge this summer.Chelsea are expected to give the Denmark international a run in the first team during pre-season, to see if he is up to the task of performing for Antonio Conte.But, if that doesn’t work out, Christensen has now been told he would be welcomed back at Borussia Monchengladbach with open arms.“We’ll lose him [at the end of the season], because he must go back,” sporting director Max Eberl told Kicker.“But if he does pre-season at Chelsea and then does not play the role that he imagines, we have as a club, where he gained two years of good experience, a chance to talk again.“That is why I say he has to go back, but that is only one fact.“We have to expect the departure, but with arrivals we have to play with it, that is – do we wait for him or do we not wait for him?“It could also be that he plays [at Chelsea]. Or maybe they want to sell him for €25m – then we would be out.“But there are still these opportunities because Andreas feels incredibly comfortable at Gladbach and he, I think, would like to stay at Gladbach.“He would also like to be a regular at Chelsea, but they have just become champions and are planning for the Champions League, and also want to achieve something in the new season.”
A group from LYIT has travelled to India with Habitat for Humanity to build homes for those less well off than ourselves.Those who arrived in India yesterday are lecturer Mary Dunnion, lecturer Dr Kevin O’Brien and students Tony Mc Gilloway, Shaun Gallagher, Elaine Coleman, Siobhan Carty, Niamh Fleming and Fiona Sammon. All the students travelling are part of the nursing degree programme at LYIT.Tony McGilloway is sending regular letters from India on their work. Here’s his first dispatch. Hi folks,The team and I spent our first full day working on the Habitat building project, but before we started work the group leaders took us to a primary and secondary school, and what an eye opener.So many smiling faces and the enthusiasm of the children to make the best of the opportunity they have been given was overwhelming. These were children from a small village called Perani, approximately 25 miles from the city of Pondicherry, I did not see any shoes but lots of massive welcoming smiles, Habitat have been working in this village for a number of years and the difference it has made to the quality of life seems amazing.We called to a nearly completed house and met with the new owner, a woman of 38, who had brought up two children in a mud and straw hut approximately 12 x 12 feet. She told me her son was now training to be a teacher and he was 22 and her daughter was married, the pride the woman had in showing us the new property she was receiving was amazing. It was a simple three room house but it was constructed to survive an earthquake of 5.5 on the Richter scale, cyclones and floods all of which are common in this area. We as a team are working on the construction of a similar house, it will accommodate a family of five, the husband and wife assisted us. We spent most of today moving and sieving sand in preparation for tomorrow when we hope to create a ring beam around the house to support the roof. We were all exhausted by the end of the day working in temperatures which touched 35 degrees and I expect that none of us will have any difficulty sleeping tonight.Our second day was similar to the first but the temperatures broke forty degrees at times, we spent our whole day moving and sieving approximately five tonnes of sand again, thankfully this task is now completed. I was never as glad to get into the shower. Today was Niamh Flemming’s 22nd birthday so we may have a celebratory drink with her. Tomorrow we will be pouring a concrete roof we will have the house sealed by week’s end.TonyPondicherry, India.LETTER FROM INDIA: DONEGAL STUDENTS HELPING TO BUILD HOMES FOR LOCAL FAMILIES was last modified: June 26th, 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:LETTER FROM INDIA: DONEGAL STUDENTS HELPING TO BUILD HOMES FOR LOCAL FAMILIESLYIT students
DDTV: click to play Richard Finney’s latest video wine column for donegaldaily.com. It’s a little bit off the wall….so no surprise there.His version of American Pie might prove popular! DDTV: COME WINE WITH ME, WITH RICHARD FINNEY, THE WINE BUFF was last modified: April 28th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DDTV: COME WINE WITH METHE WINE BUFFWITH RICHARD FINNEY
Retailer Declan Irwin shows no signs of stopping after completing the largest marathon in the world.Declan, of Irwin Expert Electrical, was inspired to take part in The New York City Marathon when he discovered one of his suppliers “Fitbit”, was the first-ever official fitness tracker partner of this year’s race. He successfully completed the race on November 6th in New York.Declan’s motivation to take on the challenge came from his experience selling Fitbit and Garmin Watches, this year’s most sought after Christmas gift, amongst the largest range of home electrical appliances at Irwin Expert Electrical’s showrooms in Letterkenny and Buncrana. Irwin Expert Electrical’s stock a range of fitness watches to suit all ages and active lifestyles. Declan started training for his first marathon just over two years ago and has since gained a love for all things to do with keeping fit. Declan can regularly be spotted running from Letterkenny to his home in Buncrana after a day’s work at Irwin Expert Electrical’s showroom in Letterkenny. This is his third marathon this year, which also included the Derry and Dublin marathons. All in the last 12 months he has walked The Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James), nearly 125 miles and has climbed Beenkeragh Ridge and down Carrauntoohil.“Running two busy electrical and home appliance showrooms can be stressful, and running and taking part in healthy activities like training for marathons gives me a release from work, helps me concentrate and think of new and innovative ways to promote and introduce new fitness watches, activity trackers and a range of healthy cooking appliances such as steam ovens, air fryers and nutribullets of to our showrooms, and it seems to be a winning combination. I am planning my next trip now and hope to take part in the Amsterdam Marathon next”, says Declan.The New York City Marathon is the premier event of New York Road Runners and the largest marathon in the world. Held annually on the first Sunday of November, the race features 50,000 runners including the world’s top professional athletes and a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners. Participants from more than 125 countries tour the city, starting on Staten Island at the foot of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and running through the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx before ending in Manhattan. More than one million spectators and thousands of volunteers line the city streets in support of the runners. The race is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, which features the world’s top marathons—Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York—and crowns the top professional male and female marathoners each year.How many steps does it take to do a marathon? was last modified: November 16th, 2016 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)
Long story short, my NFL picks in Week 2 were a grand success, so let’s stay hot with this Week 3 menu:49ers 31, Steelers 20: No Big Ben. No Le’Veon Bell. No Antonio Brown. No NFL triplets last forever. Turn out the lights on the Steelers, like their last visit to the 49ers, in 2011 at Candlestick. Line: 49ers -6Vikings 27, Raiders 20: It’s the first of six weeks away from Oakland. They’ll return in November, kind of like sending my kid off to college. Line: Raiders +9Titans 23, Jaguars 21: …