Daughter of slain fuel dealer robbed

first_imgThe daughter of Seeram Singh, a fuel dealer who was killed last April, was on Tuesday evening robbed when bandits invaded her Parika Outfall, East Bank Essequibo (EBE) home.The incident occurred around 18:50h while 27-year-old Bonita Lallaram was at home alone.A section of the house that was ransackedAccording to reports, the woman was on her bed when she was startled by a hand on her neck. Before she could react, a tissue was placed over her nose and she passed out.The bandits then ransacked the entire house carting off an undisclosed sum of money and jewellery.Lallaram’s husband, who had gone to pick up the couple’s nine-year-old, returned home and sent the child in search of his mother, while he parked his car.The boy then reportedly stumbled upon his mother passed out on her bed with the tissue stuffed in her mouth. He then alerted his father who ran upstairs.The man related to Guyana Times that he removed the tissue after which he applied Limacol to his wife’s face.“When she regained consciousness, she started to hold on me in a traumatised state,” he recounted.According to the man, his wife related that she did not hear anything before she was attacked and only felt the tissue being placed on her face.Neighbours reportedly did not hear or see anyone entering or leaving the house.The matter was reported to the Parika Police Station; however, the family was displeased with their response.According to Lallaram’s husband, two Police Officers went to the house, but spent a limited amount of time before leaving.The man also disclosed that currently, the men charged with the killing of his father-in-law were on trial and the family has received numerous threats.His father-in-law was attacked by armed bandits and shot three times to his body and head.He succumbed while en route to the Leonora Hospital, West Coast Demerara (WCD).The family is calling on the authorities to carefully investigate the matter.last_img read more


first_imgIt was a smash hit on Broadway, it was a smash hit on the West End.And now Guys and Dolls is set to be a smash hit in Letterkenny as Letterkenny Musical Society bring the fantastic musical to life this week on the stage in An Grianán Theatre. The show opens tonight but Donegal Daily has gained access to pictures from the show as the cast gave it one last run through during last night’s dress rehearsal.Amazing costumes and set combined with a hugely talented cast mean that this show is sure to follow hot on the heels of the last three LMS shows – Annie, Oliver and Calamity Jane – all of which sold out in a flash.Many people were left disappointed by leaving it too late to book their tickets for those shows – don’t take that risk with Guys and Dolls – book your tickets now at angrianan.com and get set for a truly amazing night of entertainment.  SMASH HIT ‘GUYS AND DOLLS’ TO AMAZE AUDIENCES – SPECIAL PICTURE PREVIEW was last modified: March 4th, 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:Guys and DollsLetterkenny Musical Societylast_img read more

Pico Rivera to upgrade well security

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PICO RIVERA – Ten city water-well sites will receive new security improvements, including surveillance cameras, wrought-iron fences and alarm systems at many of the facilities, officials said Tuesday. City Council members have approved spending $225,000 for security upgrades at the well sites, where hazardous chlorine gas is stored and used as part of water treatment processes. The city’s Water Authority serves more than 35,000 residents. “We have never had an accident, but it should give our residents more peace of mind knowing we have taken these extra precautions,” said Councilman Ron Beilke. Some of the well sites now are protected by chain-link fences. However, a recent article in this newspaper described how trespassers had cut holes in at least one fence protecting a water pumping station and had painted graffiti on the outside of the facility. Other well sites are protected by block walls, which now will be capped with 2-foot-tall wrought-iron fences. “In total, all 10 well sites will get improved fencing,” said Michael Moore, public works director. Some well sites that now have wooden doors will receive stronger doors. Moore said the new improvements were “one of the things we have been trying to get to,” but had not been able to until now. According to a city report, officials completed a security assessment of the wells in 2004. The report was mandated by the federal government after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. “We had looked at where improvements were needed and pitched the need for funding to Chuck Fuentes before he was city manager. But then the fire happened and we had to hold off,” said Moore, referring to a fire in November that destroyed a bridge at Beverly Boulevard. Officials are using money from the city’s general fund and various grants to pay for the security improvements at the wells, Beilke said. Work on the new measures should begin in April and be completed in about six months, Moore said. debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028last_img read more

St Mirren vs Celtic: TV channel, live stream, kick-off time and team news

first_img Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade FOOTBALL LATEST 1 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won For Saints, it’s been a tough start to life back in the top-flight after the optimism of an opening day win against Dundee.They’ve lost all three games since then and will be desperate to pick up some much needed points.What time is kick-off?This clash will be held on Friday, September 14.Kick-off will be at 7.45pm.The last time St Mirren took a point off Celtic was in 2013, when they held the Hoops to a 1-1 draw.Which TV channel can I watch it on?You can catch all the action live on BT Sport 1 and 4K UHD.To stream the action, use either your web browser or the BT App, which is available through Google Play, App Store and Windows 10 laptop. Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more highlights silverware Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade MONEY center_img possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Celtic continue their quest for another Scottish Premiership title as they make the short journey to face St Mirren.Brendan Rodgers side find themselves in the unfamiliar position of chasing Hearts at the top of the table, but overcame Rangers in the Old Firm derby last time out. Rodgers side beat Rangers 1-0 in the Old Firm derby Getty Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack impact smart causal last_img read more

Theo Walcott: Everton can be bigger than Arsenal, and I will celebrate if I score

first_imgTheo Walcott has vowed to celebrate if he scores for Everton against former side Arsenal, revealing his frustration with the Gunners.The England international also claimed the Toffees can overtake the north Londoners ‘and more’ as he prepares to return to the Emirates Stadium. Most Popular Football Stories SORRY “I also feel like I’m playing with a smile on my face. If I’m doing that then the best will come out.”With new boss Marco Silva in charge at Goodison Park, the Toffees will be hoping to avoid a repeat of the 5-1 drubbing they received the last time they visited the red half of north London.In fact, he believes the club can eclipse Arsenal with former Watford and Hull City boss Silva in charge.Although Walcott admits he enjoyed the 12 years with the Gunners, expect to see no sentimentality from England’s youngest ever player. 3 He enjoyed 12 years in north London gameday cracker England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos 3 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Irking Spurs fans in 2014 ensured he would go down as a Gunners legend After 12 years under the tutelage of Arsene Wenger, Walcott finally left Arsenal in January in a £20million deal in a bid to revive his faltering England career.Despite being on the end of a 5-1 thrashing during his last return to the club, Walcott reveals he was glad to get out of the Emirates finally.Speaking to the Daily Mirror, the 29-year-old said: “I wasn’t enjoying it. I’ll be honest. I was frustrated, I wasn’t playing, I didn’t play a lot of the games.“Having spent so much time there, done so well, it does hurt, but that’s gone now. I had great times but I feel like I’m going to have even greater times here, I really do. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion center_img Walcott has scored twice already this season latest Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions “Yeah, I would (celebrate). I think the Arsenal fans will respect that as well,” added Walcott. “I scored against Southampton a few times and I celebrated, this season I scored against them and I celebrated.“Why can you not enjoy scoring and celebrating a goal for your new team with your fans? They have travelled all that way, enjoy it simple as that. Some players choose not to and that’s fine, but it’s just who I am – celebrate scoring goals, it’s a great feeling.“You’re not going to go into the game thinking ‘oh I don’t want to win today, I’ll let the other 10 in a blue shirt take this one because I used to play for Arsenal’. Just get on with it. I want to win. 3 predicted BEST OF revealed silverware scrap “I genuinely believe, the football we are playing, the way the manager can take us is above Arsenal and more. That’s the reason I joined the club, with the young talent coming through and the signings. I feel like we’re nearly there, I really do.“With Marco Silva, the way he coaches players, he has that knowledge, he wants the best out of you basically, he wants something out of you all the time and, having seen him work in a short space of time, it’s only going to improve.”last_img read more

Remote-controlled craft performs well

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “We’re doing things that have never been done before, at least never been done before in a nonmilitary context. The potential of these aircraft is starting to look like it is coming to fruition,” said Chris Jennison, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center’s project manager for the Altair missions. The Altair is a one-of-a-kind high-altitude version of its San Diego-based maker’s Predator unmanned reconnaissance plane, which has been in use by the U.S. military since the 1990s and has seen extensive service with the Air Force and the Army in Iraq. A larger, higher-flying Predator B has now entered Air Force service, and one went on duty in September with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency, watching the U.S. border in Arizona. The border patrol plane flies mostly at night, keeping the border under observation and checking out alarms from border motion detectors. “When something trips a sensor, we go and investigate it,” said John Porter, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. manager of business development. In summer 2004, on duty in Alaska with the Coast Guard, the Altair was used to check wild fires’ proximity to the Alaskan oil pipeline. With longer wings than the Predator, the Altair can fly at altitudes above 52,000 feet – or more than three miles higher than jetliners fly. Like the Predators, the craft is controlled by operators on the ground, using a joystick, throttle and instruments like a conventional aircraft’s and watching a video image from a camera in its nose. The ocean flights and next summer’s fire-watch flights will be flown out of General Atomic Aeronautical Systems Inc.’s Gray Butte airfield, a World War II training base and radar test facility east of Lake Los Angeles. The company reopened the facility in 2001 as an airfield for its unmanned aircraft. NASA officials say unmanned research aircraft can fill the gap between the information that is collected through satellites and ground stations. The aircraft can provide longer looks at an area than an aircraft carrying a pilot, and can be directed to stay in a particular area, instead of passing overhead occasionally like a satellite. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 chuck.bostwick@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LAKE LOS ANGELES – A remotely piloted high-altitude aircraft operating out of an Antelope Valley airfield measured atmospheric substances over the Pacific Ocean, counted sea lions sunning on beaches and showed its ability to spot poachers’ boats. The General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. Altair flew the missions for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA, gathering ocean and atmospheric chemistry measurements, mapping low-tide coastal areas and working with Coast Guard and National Park Service personnel around the Channel Islands. NASA and U.S. Forest Service officials are planning next summer to use the aircraft to spot and fight forest fires: They plan to have it patrol in 20-hour loops stretching from Southern California into Montana and back again, looking for fires that haven’t been reported. The plane will also be able to look through smoke to tell firefighters where flames are burning hottest and in what sort of terrain. last_img read more


first_imgResidents of the Altan housing estate in Burtonport have hit out at Donegal County Council regarding a serious health and safety issue with the estate’s sewerage system. It is understood that a part in the main treatment plant has been broken for more than THREE YEARS and despite constant concern being raised by the residents their appeals for help have so far have fallen on deaf ears.The sewerage from the estate is now overflowing and is being pumped in to a nearby field beside the housing estate. Their are genuine concerns for the safety of the young children in the estate after it emerged many had used the field as a playing area and as a result many of the children suffered from nausea for a period of time after they had played in the field.Last year a local farmer who was unaware of the situation lost 17 lambs due to the untreated sewerage from the estate being pumped in to that field.The treatment plant is specifically designed to be emptied twice a year at an estimated cost of €1,000 a time.Last year members of the residents association claimed it was emptied 17 times. A spokesman for the residents of of Altan Estate told Donegal Daily: “It is an absolute outrage and disgrace the way we have been treated by the council.“We’re absolutely fuming this isn’t some minor concern regarding potholes in a road were talking about raw untreated sewerage being pumped in to a field beside were children play.“This has been going on for more than three years now and absolutely no progress has been made, there is a genuine fear that it will take a tragedy to happen before the problem is resolved.“We had children last year in the estate suffer from nausea because they were playing in the field unaware it was dangerous to do so.“A local farmer lost 17 lambs last year because of this and still nothing has been done, the attitude of the council has really angered residents it really is like they don’t care at all and just see us and concerns as nothing but a nuisance to them. ‘We’ve had the EPA down at the estate as well as a health inspector from the hospital and every other body you could think of notified and as of yet nothing has been done.“The frustrating part for us is that it isn’t even expensive for the council to get this fixed.“The smell is absolutely horrendous and how they can expect us to live like this is an utter disgrace it really can’t go on much longer.”RESIDENTS SAY CHILDREN’S LIVES AT RISK BECAUSE OF ESTATE SEWERAGE SYSTEM was last modified: August 8th, 2013 by John2Share 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:Altan estateAngerburtonportchildrendangerDonegal County CouncilFuryIgnoredresidentsUntreated Raw seweragelast_img read more


first_imgEnda CraigENVIRONMENT campaigners in Greencastle and Moville have lost their legal challenge to sewage being pumped into Lough Foyle.Mr Justice John Hedigan ruled in the High Court that local man Enda Craig had failed to produce any evidence to prevent Donegal County Council going ahead with its proposed treatment plant.At times of flood, the proposed scheme would allow untreated sewage to come ashore. Mr Craig and other residents – including John and Pat Hume – have long argued for a treatment scheme which would pump waste water outside the Foyle estuary.It’s now thought the British government will move to prevent the scheme from going ahead.Mr Craig can appeal to the Supreme Court after today’s hearing.However the British – through the Crown Estate – claim ownership of all of Lough Foyle. Sources there say they will not allow treated sewage to be pumped into the Foyle.Mr Craig said they will now take the case to the European courts. ENVIRONMENT CAMPAIGNERS LOSE COURT CHALLENGE TO COUNCIL’S FOYLE SEWAGE SCHEME was last modified: August 26th, 2013 by John2Share 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:ENVIRONMENT CAMPAIGNERS LOSE COURT CHALLENGE TO COUNCIL’S FOYLE SEWAGE SCHEMElast_img read more


first_imgThe Donegal trio after their swim.It was nice to be back on dry land for this trio of Donegal athletes.Karen Crawford, Keith McClean and Mark Loughridge completed the 10 kilometre Lough Gill Hospice swim in Sligo on Saturday last.In testing conditions they swam through wind and waves and all were delighted to complete the swim. Between them they raised over €3000 for the Hospice and the RNLI.The group are all from Letterkenny and do their training in Gartan lake and with the Letterkenny Triathlon Club.The guys will finish off the season with a night swim in Derry this Friday in aid of Foyle Search and Rescue.    DONEGAL TRIO’S MARATHON SWIM FOR HOSPICE AND RNLI was last modified: September 2nd, 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:donegalLough Gill Hospice swimSWIMMINGlast_img read more

Cathay Pacific upbeat despite turbulence

first_imgPolitical and economic uncertainty is set to keep a lid on corporate traffic until the middle of next year but the long-term prospects for Cathay Pacific remain bright, according to the Hong Kong carrier’s chief executive. Corporates have been travelling less in key markets such as the UK and the US and Cathay boss Ivan Chu believes the industry doldrums are set to continue in the short term.“At the moment we are seeing some structural and cyclical trends which are impacting on the economy – both economics and politics – and it will be impacting on the airline industry no doubt,’’ he told  AIrlineRatings in Cathay Pacific’s sprawling Hong Kong headquarters. “So cyclically and structurally, I think the next 12 months will be quite tough, it will be quite difficult.’’The Hong Kong-based carrier this week  reported an 82 per cent drop in half-year profits as it faced tough competition from expanding mainland Chinese and Gulf carriers, grappled with the slowdown in China and faced uncertainty in other markets. The airline’s net profit in the first half of the year dropped to $HK353 million ($US45.5m) as revenue fell 9.2 percent to $HK45.68 billion.Other factors affecting the results included fuel hedging losses and weak currencies in some markets.Chu noted that a number of airline groups —IAG, Lufthansa, Air France/KLM and some major American carriers flying the trans-Atlantic —  were reducing capacity but he still sees the current direction of the industry as healthy .“Cathay is also reducing our growth from the original four to about 3.2 percent, which is low,’’ he said.  “Normally in the last five years we grew about five per cent, we grow at market, but this year we are also scaling down our growth which is a good thing, I believe, so everybody can consolidate a little. “We will work through our cost base, we’re basically going to be looking at our budget and we’ll be looking at our expansion plan.’’The Cathay boss sees a number of international factors contributing to the weakness, including a reduction in corporate travel linked to political uncertainty accompanying the Brexit vote and the US presidential election.Elections for the Hong Kong legislature in early September and a March poll to elect the region’s chief executive in March had affected local corporate and government travel, he said. Added to this is the impact on travel of recent acts of terrorism. “When there’s uncertainty, generally corporates travel less.’’While Chu does not expect a recovery this year, he does see blue sky emerging by the middle of next year. “By the middle of the year, when everything is clearer – clearer for Hong Kong with a new chief executive, clearer in China in terms of new leadership, clearer in America in terms of new president and everything else —I believe things will get on to a normal track,’’ he said.Founded in Hong Kong in 1946, the Cathay Pacific Group has grown to offer cargo and passenger services to 179 destinations in 43 countries and territories and last year recorded a turnover of HK102.3 billion.By the end of last year, the group operated 201 aircraft, 146 of them flown by Cathay Pacific and 42 by subsidiary Dragonair to 53 destinations in mainland China and elsewhere.It also has a 20.13 per cent stake in Chinese flag carrier Air China and is the majority shareholder in cargo operator Air Hong Kong.Almost 26,000 of its 33,600 employees are based in Hong Kong, which is a major hub in the world’s fastest growing air travel region and transit point for major markets such as India, China, Europe and the US.So there’s little surprise that Chu remains a “China bull’’ who sees Cathay  as ideally placed to take advantage of the big growth opportunities in the region. He has no doubt Asia is the best place to have an airline “whether it’s passenger or cargo services’’ and is confident Cathay can take on all competitors. He notes the Asia-Pacific was where the biggest number of new aircraft were heading and believes the signs continued to look good with a young and growing population, increasing GDP per capita and a rising number of people able to travel by air.“Last year, Hong Kong did very well with 68 million people coming through our terminal, which is only third to Dubai and Heathrow and we grew actually faster than Heathrow,’’ he said.“If we look at the medium term, no doubt there is so much potential passenger and cargo (traffic) and I think …  we are quite in the right place at the right time with the right fleet and the right land assets, ready to pick up and meet the market growth as and when it happens.’’Growth plans at Cathay include new routes to Europe and what Chu calls a “quiet expansion” in Australia where Boeing 777s are replacing smaller Airbus A330s on some routes.The airline has been boosting its destinations in Europe, adding Dusseldorf last year, Madrid in June  and starting Gatwick on September 2.  Gatwick will be operated by the A350 and Dusseldorf will join it from September 16. The addition of Gatwick will see Cathay flying 96 services a week to Europe to 10 destinations and Chu wants to add more.“Despite what has been happening in Europe, we will be sticking to our growth plan,’’ he said. “We believe in terms of whether they are Chinese going to Europe or whether they are Australians going to Europe, the one-stop via HK is still a very good option.’’One important component of growth for the former British colony will be the construction of a third runway at Hong Kong International Airport on Chek Lap Kok and due to open in 2024.Chu said this was equivalent to building a second airport when assets like the associated terminal, taxiways, underground people mover and baggage systems were included.“When this is open, we call it the third runway system, will mean we have another airport next to the other one in terms of the handling capacity,’’ he said.In the meantime, he is optimistic that that more advanced air traffic control technology, particularly a new system being launched at the end of this year, will provide some medium-term headroom needed to lift slot availability from the current 68 per hour.“I believe there is room for doing a bit more with the new system and better coordination with air traffic control management in the Pearl River Delta,’’ he said “So it’s something I believe the government is working on.’’Cathay is facing new challenges from mainland carriers expanding their international networks and from Gulf juggernauts moving into Asia. However, Chu is confident his top-tier carrier is up to the challenge and says its young fleet will be a major positive. The carrier is introducing new planes while at the same time upgrading its product with improved, state-of-the-art cabins and striking new lounges.At the same time, it is retiring older planes such as the Boeing 747 and the A340. The last Cathay 747 flight to Tokyo in October is already booked out and by early next year the A340 will cease operating to Auckland and be replaced by an A350-900.“This is quite historical for us in terms of retiring two fleets in a matter of six months,’’ Chu said. “Our fleet composition will be the most moderns 330s, The 777s — the 300ERs on the long haul — as well as beginning the introduction of the A350, which will come through very, very fast. “So we are very confident we have the most modern fleet with most modern cabin and world-beating service.’’The September launch of the Airbus A350 flights to Europe comes after the airline has been bedding them down and training crew on shorter international routes such as Hong Kong-Bangkok.It will have 12 A350s by the end of the year as it heads to a fleet of 48 by 2020, including 26 bigger A350-1000s. “The 1000 is really a stretch version in terms of seat capacity and in payload range so they will fly further, they will fly the east coast of the US,’’ Chu says.The airline’s 53 Boeing 777-300ERs that form the backbone of its long-haul fleet, with about half of them leased Chu said the future was about flexibility and agility and noted  Cathay had  the ability to return aircraft to lessors if the market slows or use them for growth if the picture is good. Even more exciting, he said, were the 21 B777-9X aircraft which will begin arriving in 2021. The advanced version of the 777 will have a new wings, technology, improved aerodynamics and new engines. “All of these are firm orders so you have, in list price terms, about $HK180 billion (on order), so about $35 billion Australian dollars in all,’’ he said.Another positive, according to the Cathay boss, is the airline’s expanding collection of lounges. Its latest, The Pier in Hong Kong, is being used as a template for other lounges across the network and flagship lounge in London is opening soon.A huge amount of planning has gone into the new lounge concept with the aim of eclipsing existing facilities and setting a new standard based around Cathay’s Life Well Travelled concept. Chu says the emphasis is on fresh and healthy offerings as well as on providing frequent travellers with an oasis in which they can relax. Having both new aircraft and ground facilities that meet the needs of frequent passengers was important to Cathay’s competitive position, he said.“About half of our passengers are transiting through Hong Kong so we know as we serve those passengers we are competing against many carriers, including the Gulf carriers which are a major force.’’ Steve Creedy travelled to Hong Kong courtesy of Cathay Pacific.last_img read more