A vagrant was on Wednesday evening killed after a car allegedly ran over him along Main Street, New Amsterdam, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).Up to press time, his identity has not been confirmed, but persons in the area would refer to him as “Nagamootoo” and “Santa Clause” since he sported thick white beard.Based on reports received, the man was lying in the middle of the roadway when he was run over by a car.According to the Police, motor hire car HC 6742 was being driven by a 25-year-old man of Tucber Park, New Amsterdam when the incident occurred.The Police said the car was proceeding north along the western drive lane at a normal speed when the driver alleged that he ran over “something”. As such, he stopped his motorcar and upon inspecting, he saw the man lying on the road with injuries to his head.The driver reportedly took the man who was in an unconscious state to the New Amsterdam Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.The driver was taken into custody. A breathalyser test was administered on him but there was no alcohol was found in his system.He remains in custody while the vehicle involved in the accident was given back to the owner as investigation continues.Eyewitnesses say that “Nagamootoo” had just come out of St John Street, New Amsterdam and took residency in the middle of the road.There are reports that the now dead man was once an inmate of the National Psychiatric Hospital.
− threatened wife before taking lifeA cane harvester was on Wednesday afternoon found hanging from a rafter of his Cumberland, East CanjeDead: Bodnarine Mohamedhome. The discovery was made by his wife who he had threatened to kill before taking his life.Bodnarine Mohamed, 51, a Rose Hall Sugar Estate employee, was discovered in front of his door hanging by the neck with a rope attached to a rafter. His wife, Chandrawattie Kumar told this publication that she was at the house situated at the front of the yard, and made the discovery when she returned home.Over the 31 years of the marriage, it was revealed Mohamed had been threatening to kill himself after killing her. She said on several occasions he threatened her with a cutlass, but each time she was rescued.The mother of three related that Mohamed was a frequent user of alcohol and on many occasions when he was under the influence, he would make threats. For this reason, she said most of her days were spent in the front house.Mohamed, over the past few days, had been telling friends that he was leaving and was going to kill himself.On Wednesday, the man was said to have been in a restless mood. At the time, three surveyors were working in the yard and may have prevented him from carrying out his plan.The suicide comes on the heels of a massive awareness programme to reduce the scourge in Guyana. In East Canje, two vigils were held in observance of World Suicide Day on September 10.While it is repeatedly said that Guyana has the highest suicide rate in the world with 44 per 100,000 persons, Medical Superintendent, Dr Vishalya Sharma says those figures mean nothing if they are not compared with other countries.Comparing Guyana’s suicide rate with those of other countries in the hemisphere, Sharma said in Suriname the ratio is 27 per 100,000 persons whereas in Venezuela, it is 3 per 100,000 and Barbados, 7 per 100,000. Worldwide, the rate is 11 per 100,000 persons.It has been reported that for every person who successfully attempts self-harm, ten others fail in their attempts. Annually, about 200 persons die as a result of suicide in Guyana.Meanwhile, Region Six (East Canje-Berbice) Chairman David Armogan said suicide was a serious social and public health problem, which was not being addressed the way it should be.“The thing with Guyana is that we are worse than the rest of the world, because in Guyana our figure is four times higher than the rest of the world and per capita, we are the highest in the world which mean we have a very serious problem with a population of just under 700,000 persons. It is a very serious social health problem, as well as a public health problem. I say it is a public health problem, because once people are dying from a particular phenomenon, it becomes a public health problem. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in our country,” Armogan said.Mohamed’s body is currently at the Arokium Funeral Home awaiting an autopsy.If you or anyone you know is feeling depressed and possibly contemplating suicide, please call the Guyana Inter-agency Suicide Helpline which operates 24 hours, and is organised by the Guyana Police Force. Telephone: 223-0001, 223-0009, 223-0818; Cellphone: 600-7896, 623-4444.
As of Wednesday morning, according to GasBuddy.com, one gas station in Dawson Creek had a price of 133.9 and other at 129.9 with the rest at 123.9. Photo: Just one of three gas stations in Fort St. John that have increased their prices to 138.9 – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.ca – Advertisement -Gas prices in Fort St. John have started to increase again.Three stations in Fort St. John have increased their prices to 138.9 per litre, a jump of 7 cents.The two Petro Canada outlets and the Shell location on 100 street as of Wednesday night had made the jump. The rest of the gas stations in Fort St. John were still at 131.9.Although we don’t have the highest prices in the province, we aren’t far behind Fort Nelson according to GasBuddy.com at 142.9 and Tahsis on Vancouver Island at 143.3.The national average price is 129.54. The current price for crude oil is $108.82 US per barrel.Advertisement
0Shares0000Roberto Firmino has promised to make Porto suffer when he and Liverpool’s rampant strikeforce take on the Portuguese side in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday © AFP / FRANCISCO LEONGPORTO, Portugal, Feb 14 – Forward Roberto Firmino has vowed that Liverpool’s deadly strikeforce will make Porto suffer when they meet in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday.Jurgen Klopp’s side were rampant on the way to winning their group, scoring 23 goals with Firmino scoring six and Mohamed Salah five. Although Philippe Coutinho, who weighed in with five goals in the group stage, has since moved to Barcelona, Salah in particular has stepped up his goalscoring, notching his 29th of the season in all competitions in the win over Southampton at the weekend.And Firmino’s Champions League goal tally has moved him into rarefied territory inhabited by Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Tottenham’s Harry Kane.“We’re going to make Porto’s life difficult and make them suffer,” said Brazilian Firmino.“If I play a good game then the goals will appear. I am trying to give my maximum for the team and trying to be alongside these great players in Europe.”Porto coach Sergio Conceicao is hoping his stingy defence can thwart the Liverpool offensive — they have conceded just once in the last six league and cup games.“The defensive consistency of the team is the key,” Conceicao added.He said he took pleasure in a meeting of two “historical” clubs — Porto have won Europe’s top club competition twice and Liverpool have lifted the trophy five times, most recently in Istanbul in 2005 when Rafa Benitez was in charge.“We will face a very strong team, with a budget of over 200 million euros, but two historical clubs are playing each other and the players give me the confidence to think we can get through this tie.”His opposite number Klopp meanwhile scoffed at suggestions that his side were one of the underdogs of the 16 remaining clubs.“I don’t think the 2005 side thought about winning the Champions League before the last 16,” he said.“I’ll ask Rafa (Benitez) but that would surprise me because it makes no sense.“If we are in the final then I’ll say we will try to win it but that is too far off.“I don’t like talking about the round after the round you are playing, in fact I hate it.“I only answer nicely now because I am friendly and we are in public but if someone asked me about the round after the round in private I would leave the room.”Klopp confirmed that Loris Karius will start on Wednesday, confirming his newfound status as first choice, after a season of chopping and changing his goalkeeper, but he refused to be drawn on the future of Simon Mignolet.“No-one knows about the future. It is not for me to think about these things, I have to make a decision for tomorrow night,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
The 29-year-old Del Potro recorded his 21st career ATP title but this is one of his biggest in years and the earliest he has hoisted a trophy since the 2014 season.The Argentine won the title by battling through a tough draw that included a trio of top 10 players.He defeated Mischa Zverev, four-time Acapulco champion David Ferrer, No. 6 Dominic Thiem and No. 5 Alexander Zverev before dispatching world number eight Anderson.Del Potro has owned Anderson on the hardcourts ever since their first meeting in 2011 in Delray Beach, Florida that he also won 6-4, 6-4. Since then, they have squared off in Vienna, Valencia, Basel, Washington and Delray again with all the matches taking place on the hard surface.Del Potro served masterfully on Saturday, blasting 12 aces and winning 78 percent of his first serve and 64 percent of his second serve points in the one hour, 40 minute match.Del Potro managed to hold serve throughout the match and broke Anderson twice.Anderson, of Johannesburg, had his eight-match winning streak snapped and was coming off a title at the New York Open.On the women’s side, Lesia Tsurenko successfully defended her WTA Mexican Open title by rallying from a first set loss to beat Stefanie Voegele 5-7, 7-6 (7/2), 6-2.Tsurenko, of the Ukraine, earned her 10th straight victory this week and claimed her fourth career WTA Tour title by outlasting Voegele in the two hour, 45 minute match.The seventh seeded Tsurenko hit two aces and won 64 percent of her first-serve points coughing up 10 double faults as she was broken six times.At one stage she was just three points away from defeat in the second set, but she hung on and has now won at least one title each year since claiming her first in 2015 at the Guangzhou, China tournament.The unseeded Voegele, who was playing in her first final, blasted four aces and had her serve broken seven times.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro defeated hard-serving South African Kevin Anderson 6-4, 6-4 during their ATP Mexican Open title match © AFP / PEDRO PARDOACAPULCO, Mexico, Mar 4 – Juan Martin Del Potro continued his dominance over Kevin Anderson, putting the brakes on the South African’s brilliant run of success to claim the ATP Mexican Open title on Saturday night.Del Potro defeated the hard-serving Anderson 6-4, 6-4 in the final to claim his first title of 2018 and post his seventh-straight career victory over Anderson.
0Shares0000Kevin De Bruyne faces six weeks on the sidelines with a knee injury © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 2 – Kevin De Bruyne will be sidelined for up to six weeks after the Manchester City star suffered knee ligament damage in Thursday’s League Cup win against Fulham.De Bruyne limped off in the closing minutes of City’s 2-0 victory at the Etihad Stadium after falling awkwardly in a clash with Timothy Fosu-Mensah. The 27-year-old had scans on Friday that revealed the left knee injury is serious enough that he is unlikely to be back in action until mid-December, although he does not require surgery.“We are sad for him. Nobody likes to be injured. Unfortunately he is injured but fortunately it is not surgery,” City manager Pep Guardiola told reporters on Friday.“Football is football. It is a damaging game with a lot of contacts and this sometimes happens.”De Bruyne only recently returned from a right knee problem that forced him to miss two months this season, limiting the Belgium international to five appearances.His absence during a busy period is a major blow for Premier League leaders City, who face crucial Champions League fixtures, the Manchester derby and a trip to Chelsea before De Bruyne is likely to be fit.“Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne suffered knee ligament damage in his left knee during Thursday night’s Carabao Cup fourth-round win over Fulham,” a statement on City’s website said.“The Belgian underwent scans on Friday at the CFA. No surgery is needed but he is expected to be out for between 5-6 weeks.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Liverpool fans can be a trigger-happy, unforgiving bunch and their latest wave of discontent is directed at Roberto Firmino.The Brazilian was largely anonymous again for the Reds as they played out a dreadful 0-0 draw with Sion – which ensured they finished top of Europa League Group B.Since demolishing Manchester City’s defence in tandem with compatriot Philippe Coutinho, Firmino has cut a frustrated figure and again looked unimpressive.In fairness to him, he wasn’t the only one in freezing conditions in Switzerland.Still, that didn’t stop Liverpool fans taking to Twitter to debate his worth: [View the story “‘Firmino quickly becoming another Bruno Cheyrou’” on Storify] 1 Roberto Firmino
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Iraqi police and hospital officials, who often overstate casualties, reported only 15 deaths including three children. Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said all the dead were civilians. Al-Dabbagh said on CNN that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, a Shiite, had met with the U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus, to protest the action. Associated Press photos showed the bodies of two toddlers, one with a gouged face, swaddled in blankets on a morgue floor. Their shirts were pulled up, exposing their abdomens, and a diaper showed above the waistband of one boy’s shorts. Relatives said the children were killed when helicopter gunfire hit their house as they slept. One local resident said some of the casualties were people sleeping on roofs to seek relief from the heat and lack of electricity. The Iraqi officials said 52 were wounded in the raid on the sprawling district. The U.S. military said it was not aware of any civilian casualties, and the discrepancy in the death tolls and accounts of what happened could not be reconciled. American commanders reported no U.S. casualties. IRAQ: Attack that some say killed children was part of a raid to capture a rogue militia chief. By Steven R. Hurst THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BAGHDAD – The U.S. military said its forces killed an estimated 49 militants during a dawn raid to capture an Iranian-linked militia chief in Baghdad’s Sadr City enclave, one of the highest tolls for a single operation since President Bush declared an end to active combat in 2003. The raid on the dangerous Shiite slum was aimed at capturing an alleged rogue militia chief, one of thousands of fighters who have broken with Muqtada al-Sadr’s mainstream Mahdi Army. The military did not say if the man was captured. He was also not named. The Shiite cleric has ordered gunmen loyal to him to put down their arms. But thousands of followers dissatisfied with being taken out of the fight have formed a loose confederation armed and trained by Iran. The U.S. operation was the latest in a series that has produced significant death tolls, including civilians, as American forces increasingly take the fight to Sunni insurgents, al-Qaida militants and Shiite militiamen. The intensity and frequency of American attacks and raids have grown since the arrival of the last of 30,000 additional soldiers on June 15.The reinforcements were ordered into Iraq earlier this year by Bush and have inflicted a heavy toll on militants on both sides of Iraq’s sectarian divide. American commanders credit the troop buildup for a sharp drop in the number of attacks and deaths of U.S. soldiers and Iraqi civilians. In the Sadr City raid, the U.S. military said forces killed “an estimated 49 criminals” in three linked attacks during an intelligence-driven raid to capture the rogue Shiite kidnapper who was partially funded by Iran. U.S. troops returned fire under attack from automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades from nearby buildings as they began raiding structures in the district, according to a statement. It said 33 militants were killed in the firefight. Ground forces then called in helicopter airstrikes, which killed six more militants. As American soldiers left the zone, troops were hit by a roadside bomb and continued heavy fire, killing 10 more combatants. A local resident who goes by the name Abu Fatmah said his neighbor’s 14-year-old son, was killed while sleeping on the roof. He “was killed by an airstrike and what is his guilt? Is he from the Mahdi Army? He is a poor student,” Abu Fatmah said. An Iraqi military spokesman, Brig. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi, said the government would ask the Americans for an explanation of Sunday’s raid and stressed the need to avoid civilian deaths. The government has issued mixed reactions to the raids and airstrikes, particularly those that have targeted Sunni extremists. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Naomh Ultan: 1-11Letterkenny Gaels 1-11The Dunkineely men had to dig deep in the closing minutes of this game to score three points and earn a draw in this pulsating encounter. It was the Letterkenny lads who started the brighter as Ciaran Cannon tore through the Naomh Ultan defence only to miscue his goal chance. The same player opened the scoring moments later after excellent approach work from Aaron Stewart.Conor McBrearty hit two quick points before Cian Kennedy opened the Naomh Ultan account with a free on 5 minutes. McBrearty then pointed off the left foot for a quality score.The visitors were on the attack again but a good turnover from the home team resulted in a goal for full forward Alan Lyons to level matters on 8 minutes. Lyons then pointed a 45 and McBrearty responded for the visitors.Lyons and Dermot Galier gave the home team a two point advantage as the visitors became wasteful with a succession of wides. Aaron Stewart reduced the deficit in 26minutes before Cian Kennedy and Colm O Breslin exchanged points to leave the half time score N. Ultan 1-05 Gaels 0-7. In the second period Gaels were the more energetic as Sean McDonagh opened his account on 35minutes. However they were wasteful with their shots as the home team defended in numbers.Lyons pointed for the home team on 43minutes and Gaels full back Conor Browne made an excellent run to respond for the visitors. Cian Kennedy then pointed a free for Naomh Ultan before Gaels full forward McBrearty found the net. McDonagh added to the Gaels tally to put three points between them.Kennedy and McBrearty exchanged scores on the 55th and 58th minutes and as the home team came in search of a result they hit three late points from Aaron Byrne 58, Dermot Galier 59 and the equaliser on 61minutes before Referee Seamus McGonagle blew the final whistle.Both teams will now look forward to the championship and are in good shape on the evidence of this display.Letterkenny Gaels: S Graham, S Crossan, C Browne(0.1), K Kilkenny, O McElhinney, D Hunter, C Lynch, B O Brien, C Cannon(0.1), C O Breslin(0.1),, L DohertyA Stewart, J McGlynn, C McBrearty1.5), S McDonagh(0.2). Subs. R Quinn for D Hunter N McGarrigle for K Kilkenny, C Skinnader for O McElhinney. Naomh Ultan, D McGlynn M McGlynn D Shovlin Paul Gallier Joe Alvey, A Kyles, C Shovlin, S Blain, D Murrin, P Alvey, A Duddy, C Kennedy(0.4) D Gallier(0.3,) A Lyons(1.3), A Byrne(0.1). Sub: D QuigleyGAA NEWS: NAOMH ULTAN AND LETTERKENNY GAELS LEVEL AFTER PULSATING ENCOUNTER was last modified: June 29th, 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:Letterkenny GaelsNaomh Ultan
Based on incorrect information provided by Santa Clarita city officials, the Daily News incorrectly reported Dec. 1 that Jalisco Mercado was closing. In fact, the convenience store remains open at 24258 San Fernando Road, Newhall. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!