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AFC’s chairmanship had become difficult – Nigel Hughes speaks out

first_imgOutgoing Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Nigel Hughes on Tuesday said he chose to give up his position in the party because it had become “difficult and untenable” for him.Former AFC Chairman Nigel HughesHours after announcing that he had resigned from the chairmanship of the smaller party in the coalition Government, Hughes took to social media, explaining that the post which he has held for close to four years now, had become difficult.His Facebook post read “My continuing to act as Chairman of the party became difficult and untenable. It has been a privilege and honour to have served in the capacity as Chairman of the party. Better Must Come.”That Facebook post was the only explanation given by the Attorney for his move.Hughes made the decision to resign his post during a Statutory Committee meeting on Monday. While the statement published by the party immediately after did not give any specifics, it did indicate that the party’s leader and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan was expected to meet with Hughes, in the hopes that he (Hughes) would reconsider his decision.AFC insiders say the Attorney-at-Law quitted over a strongly-worded statement issued following an executive council meeting on Sunday, which called for a trimming of the powers of Minister of State Joseph Harmon.That meeting was attended by neither Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman nor Ramjattan. Another statement by the AFC followed, distancing both Ministers from the call by Hughes.Hughes has been with the AFC since July 2011 and was elected Chairman on August 4, 2012.Hughes’ wife, Cathy Hughes, currently serves as Minister of Public Telecommunications with responsibility for tourism within the A Partnership for National Unity/AFC coalition Government.last_img read more

Police investigate Prince George shooting

first_imgPrince George RCMP are investigating after an early morning shooting.Police say they received a call about shots being fired in an area of the city at around 3:16 a.m. local time. They say officers were sent to the area but could not see anything suspicious. Then, later on Tuesday morning, police received a call from someone saying there were bullet holes on the outside of a residence in the same area.- Advertisement -The Forensic Identification Section and the Police Dog Service were brought in to investigate.Police say they believe the shooting was targeted and probably drug related.Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to contact the Prince George RCMP detachment at 250-561-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.last_img read more

2nd man guilty in 1999 death

first_imgThe ex-Pacoima resident was accused of helping kidnap clothing store owner Christopher Rawlings, who wore a diamond-encrusted Rolex watch. Authorities said two masked men followed Rawlings to his Woodland Hills home on Feb. 8, 1999, and forced him into the trunk of his Bentley. The pair also stole jewelry and other items from the home and fled in the Bentley. Police officers arrived as the Bentley was leaving and pursued it. During the chase, the Bentley hit another vehicle in Tarzana, crashed into a tree and burst into flames. Rawlings was thrown from the trunk and hit a brick wall. He died at a hospital two days later. Graham fled but was arrested in Florida in 2004. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VERDICT: Attackers stole from man’s Woodland Hills home and then forced him into his car’s trunk. By The Associated Press A second man was convicted of murdering a San Fernando Valley businessman who was stuffed in the trunk of his Bentley and died as his kidnappers fled police eight years ago. Boris Graham, 37, was convicted Friday in Superior Court and could face life in prison without possibility of parole. During trial, jurors were told that DNA evidence linked him to a ski mask found in the exotic car. last_img read more

Man City plot £19m bid for Benfica goalkeeper

first_img1 Man City target Ederson Moraes in action for Benfica Manchester City have tabled a £19million offer for Benfica goalkeeper Ederson Moraes, according to reports in Portugal.Incoming City boss Pep Guardiola was impressed by the 22-year-old when Benfica came up against his Bayern Munich side in the Champions League quarter-finals this season and has made his signing a top priority when he takes charge at the Etihad this summer.City are in need of a viable candidate to provide competition for Joe Hart next season, with current number two Willy Caballero set to leave this summer.And, according to A Bola, City have firmed up their interest by slapping down a £19m offer for Moraes, which is likely to tempt Benfica into selling.Moraes began the season as second choice behind Julio Cesar but grabbed his opportunity when the Brazilian got injured and went on to make 13 appearances in all competitions for the Portuguese giants.last_img read more

ENTERTAINMENT: TRADITIONAL MUSIC AT THE BREWERY BAR TONIGHT

first_imgENTERTAINMENT: The Brewery Bar is hosting Traditional Irish music sessions for patrons EVERY Thursday night. Since opening under new management – Letterkenny’s Brewery Bar has had some superb promotional offers and entertainment events. The innovative marketing team at the popular bar is hoping to attract new patrons by devising exciting and entertaining options for patrons of all ages.Every Thursday – they will be appealing to those who have a deep love and passion for Traditional Irish Music.There’s still a huge demand for Traditional Irish Music – and The Brewery Bar intend on servicing that demand for their customers by hosting Trad sessions every Thursday night.It kicks-off tonight – so make sure and drop in to hear some of the most talented Traditional Irish music artists in the business play in The Brewery Bar. ENTERTAINMENT: TRADITIONAL MUSIC AT THE BREWERY BAR TONIGHT was last modified: November 19th, 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:EntertainmentFeatureslast_img read more

Fancy a move to Sweden? Employers introduce six-hour work day

first_imgBusinesses in Sweden have adopted six-hour work days – and management have incredibly found that it increased productivity and well-being among employees. The radical measures have been introduced in Sweden following advice given by experts who predicted it would improve worker productivity and happiness.The aim of the project is to get more done in a shorter period of time which would free up more time and energy for people to enjoy their private life. Toyota Centres, in Gothenburg introduced the six-hour working day and found profits increased, and productivity was at an all-time high!Those that devised the strategy claim it works due to the fact that employees only work six hours work in an eight-hour working day as it stands.So by simply introducing a six-hour working day, it incentivises employees to perform better in their role, because they’re working within such a narrow timeframe.The common practice across most countries including Ireland is an eight-hour working day. So should we introduce a six-hour working day into Ireland?Fancy a move to Sweden? Employers introduce six-hour work day was last modified: September 9th, 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) Tags:employeesnewsSix-hourSwedentimeWorklast_img read more

GOLF NEWS: HUGH CASSIDY COMES OUT ON TOP IN MURVAGH

first_imgDonegal Golf Club (Murvagh)Men’s Competitions: Sunday the 13th September Sponsored by the Thursday Specials;On a day of high scoring Hugh F Cassidy came out on top with a score of 43pts. Liam Moran finished stronger than his playing partner Michael McGroary to take 2nd place on a break of tie and the Thursday Specials Player of the Year Liam Farren continued his form into Sunday to take 4th.  Darren McDaid’s consistent form continued as he took the Gross with 38pts.1.     Hugh F Cassidy (21) 43pts2.     Liam Moran (18) 42pts bot 3.     Michael McGroary (14) 42pts4.     Liam Farren (26) 41ptsGross: Darren McDaid (2) 28pts.Men’s Winter Links:The Men’s Intermediate Winter Links (Handicap 10 – 20) commences on the 7th of October and continues on the 28th Oct, 18th Nov, 20th Jan and 17th Feb with provisional date for 16th March in the event of a cancelled day.  Entry fee is €35 for Donegal Golf Club Members and €100 for non members. See notice board in Men’s locker room.Past Captains Congratulations to Joe Gillespie who was the winner of the Past Captains prize on Sunday organised by Immediate Past Captain Frank Cook.Thursday SpecialsThe Thursday Special season is nearly over for another year and our final 9 Hole competition a 3 club competition will be played on Thursday 17th followed by Our AGM at 8:30PM. As turn out for the AGM has been poor in recent years the committee would encourage as many as possible to come along and have your say.This week’s competition was back to our normal 9 hole off the green markers. The winner was Cormack Oates with an impressive score of 21pts. Brian Boyle continued his recent run of good form to claim 2nd place with 20pts on a break of tie. Hugh ‘F’ Cassidy and Kevin Mundy finished in a tie for 3rd place with 20pts returning identical score cards which could not be separated on a break of tie John Joe Travers was the best of the past players with 21pts.The Annual Mixed Greensomes was postponed due to the weather and will now take place on Saturday 3rd October. Please make the necessary arrangements with your partner (from Saturday’s final timesheet), if you are unable to play on the new date please arrange for someone to take your place or contact a TS committee member and we will try to find a replacement.This Year’s weekend away will be held on the 10th\11th October at Westport Golf Club. Still a few places left if you are interested in travelling, sheet is on the notice board please add your name and pay soon as possible, last chance now as numbers travelling will be finalised on Thursday 17th.Ladies CompetitionsForthcoming CompetitionsDonegal Murvagh Golf Club versus Narin & Portnoo Ladies Friendly 19/09/’15The Return match, of  Donegal Golf Club (Murvagh) versus Narin & Portnoo Ladies Friendly will be held on Saturday 19th September.  The time sheet which is from 12 noon to 14.30 is in the Ladies locker roomLadies Competition on the 20th & 22nd September: Singles Stableford  Competition (Sponsor DMG Motors)GOLF NEWS: HUGH CASSIDY COMES OUT ON TOP IN MURVAGH was last modified: September 15th, 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:Sportlast_img read more

Honesty pays off big for Saugus boy

first_img The money would have been nice as the family settled into their new home, but it was far more important to teach Adam and his 6-year-old sister life lessons in honesty and responsibility, Rene said at the time. Knowing the three months deputies would hold the cash was coming to an end and the money would be Adam’s, the Beatties recently advanced their son $100 for a blue electric scooter. Adam said he’d like to “buy a bunch of stuff” including some remote-control cars, but his parents have decided the rest of the money will go in a savings account. The aspiring baseball player said he usually gets a few bucks here and there for doing chores. “If I mow the lawn my dad gives me about four dollars,” he said. — Patricia Farrell Aidem, (661) 257-5251 pat.aidem@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – At 9, Adam Beattie isn’t quite sure what $1,000 will buy … he thinks maybe his first car some day. What money can’t buy was the lesson the Saugus fourth-grader imparted Thursday when he was awarded that sum – money he found in a gutter and turned in should the rightful owner be found. Three months passed with no queries so Adam has a new bank account. “I just think you’re awesome,” Sheriff’s Capt. Patti Minutello told Adam during a ceremony at the Santa Clarita station. “You set an example for all kids.” Adam, a cleft in his chin and sprinkle of freckles on his nose, was uncharacteristically quiet as deputy sheriffs congratulated him and voiced their surprise that a kid would come across some crisp $100 bills and try to find their owner. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “I couldn’t believe it when they called and said they wanted to turn in a thousand dollars this little guy found,” Detective Dan Finn said. Finn’s shift was just about over on Sept. 11 when Adam’s parents, Rene and Allan, called to report their son had found the money on Los Rogues Drive on his way home from Foster Elementary School. Adam spotted most of the cash – $800 – scooped it up and headed home to tell his mother. Renee returned with him to the area and found $200 more. For a few days the family checked the neighborhood, knocking on doors, in a futile search for clues to the owner. Four days after the big find, they turned the money over to Finn. There was never a question the Beatties would do the right thing, they said.last_img read more

COMPETITION WINNER – DAISY WINS OUR LOTTIE DOLLS!

first_imgWe’re not sure who is the cutest – Donegal-made doll Lottie or Daisy Leeper from Raphoe.Little Daisy Leeper with her Lottie dolls.Daisy, 5, was the winner in our recent competition in which we teamed up with Arklu.The company, based at the CoLab at LYIT, celebrated Lottie’s second anniversary with an amazing doll giveaway. Daisy was the winner and we’re sure you’ll agree, Lottie and Daisy are just a perfect match. COMPETITION WINNER – DAISY WINS OUR LOTTIE DOLLS! was last modified: September 3rd, 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:ARKLUDaisy LeeperLottie dollslast_img read more

Dustin Miller’s two-run home run leads Humboldt B52s past Humboldt Crabs

first_imgArcata >> With a man on third and two outs in the top of the seventh, Dustin Miller was simply trying to get the runner in.He did a lot more than that.Miller’s two-run home run into the netting above the right field wall proved to be the difference as the Humboldt B52s rallied for a thrilling 3-2 win over the Humboldt Crabs at the Arcata Ball Park on Wednesday night.For somebody who had been working on his swing as of late, it was quite the reward. “We hit yesterday, me and some …last_img read more