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‘Guyana’s relations with Mexico remain unshakeable’ – President

first_imgPresident David Granger on Friday evening said that bilateral ties between Guyana and Mexico remain strong as the two countries have cooperated in the areas of agriculture, disaster management, education, oil and gas and trade.The President was at the time delivering the feature address at a reception held at the Marriott Hotel Guyana to commemorate Mexico’s 208th independence anniversary.“Mexico’s Independence gave birth to a nation, which today enjoys regional and global respect. Mexico can be proud of its achievements over the past two hundred and eight years. Guyana and Mexico have enjoyed excellent relations since the establishment of formal diplomatic relations on March 1, 1973.  Guyana and Mexico this year celebrated forty-five years of diplomatic ties. Mexico has provided a valued, new market for Guyana’s rice; provided valuable technical support to resuscitate the coconut industry; provided scholarships to buildMexican Ambassador to Guyana, Ivan Roberto Sierra Medel shows off some pictures of Mexico, which were on exhibition, to President David Granger and First Lady Sandra Granger Guyana’s human resource capacity; provided assistance in the field of disaster management and has begun to work towards cooperation in the field of oil and gas,” President Granger said.The Head of State said following the Fourth Caricom-Mexico Summit, held in Belize, last October, he met Mexico’s President Enrique Peña Nieto and Mexico decided to provide training to Guyana in disaster management.Since then, two representatives from Guyana’s Civil Defence Commission (CDC) have gone to Mexico to attend a disaster preparedness workshop.“Guyana’s relations with Mexico remain unshakeable. Our two states are forging enduring and fruitful ties. Guyana, on this auspicious occasion, reaffirms its close friendship with Mexico,” said President Granger.Meanwhile, Mexican Ambassador to Guyana, His Excellency, Ivan Roberto Sierra-Medel, said Mexico is grateful for Guyana’s support and friendship as he noted that significant progress has been made in key areas of bilateral relations.He noted that while cooperation has increased, particularly in the areas of climate change adaptation, disaster preparedness and response and education, there has been much success in the rice industry.“Reciprocity is the bedrock of diplomacy so Guyana’s amazing hospitality encourages us to work harder to yield better results.  Mexico is now the largest buyer of Guyana’s paddy. In just 12 months, we have bought more than 200,000 tonnes of paddy from Guyana and may I say, high quality paddy,” said the Mexican Ambassador.The event was also attended by First Lady Sandra Granger, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge and members of the diplomatic corps.last_img read more

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1 dead, 1 injured during NA Prison brawl

first_imgOne man is now dead and his brother injured following a brawl inside the New Amsterdam penitentiary on Wednesday afternoon.Prison officials confirmed that 27-year-old Neeshan Jagmohan, of Lot 28 Belvedere Squatting Area, Corentyne, was killed after he and his brother, Ramnarine Jagmohan, were attacked by three fellow inmates.Ramnarine Jagmohan and Neeshan JagmohanThe two brothers along with a third, Tameshwar Jagmohan, are on remand for separate murders and made another court appearance on Wednesday morning at the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court. Following their return from court to the correctional facility, the siblings were attacked. Neeshan Jagmohan was stabbed multiple times to his abdomen and was rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.Ramnarine Jagmohan is being treated at the medical facility. His condition is listed as critical. Officials at the Prison were unable to provide a motive for the attack, but the suspects were placed in solitary confinement as investigations continue.Both Ramnarine and Neeshan Jagmohan were accused of murdering Devindra Deodat, also called “Dave”, a businessman of Hampshire Squatting Area, Corentyne, on October 7, 2013.The businessman was chopped and shot dead after a group of masked men stormed the grocery shop which he operated. The masked men also chopped Deodat’s wife in the head and shot her father, Rafeek Abdul.The men were recognised by the businessman’s wife after they unmasked themselves following the attack. The Jagmohan brothers were identified by the victims during an identification parade.One of the siblings was released from prison on the same day that the businessman was attacked and murdered. He was reportedly incarcerated for unlawful possession of a firearm.Meanwhile, Tameshwar Jagmohan was charged for the murder of 37-year-old Pawan Chandradeo; his 15-year-old son, Jaikarran Chandradeo; and his 33-year-old brother-in-law, Naresh Rooplall, who were all shot dead in Mibicuri, Black Bush Polder on July 21 last year. Two others were charged along with Tameshwar Jagmohan for the murders.Earlier in the year, the three siblings were injured during another brawl at the New Amsterdam Prison.During that fight, an inmate, Asif Hamid, 22, of Kingston, Corriverton, Corentyne, was stabbed to his abdomen, feet, and hands. In addition, 19-year-old Davanand Dhandhari was wounded to his head, and stabbed thrice to his hands. It was reported that Hamid and one of the brothers, Tameshwar Jagmohan, were involved in a fight over a mobile phone during which Hamid dealt Jagmohan several punches to his face and took control of the phone.This, however, prompted Jagmohan’s older brothers, Ramnarine and Neeshan, to intervene. They stabbed, beat and chopped Hamid several times with ‘jukas’ and other improvised weapons. All of the men who were involved in the January 8 brawl were on remand for murder.last_img read more

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City To Welcome Home Denny Morrison

first_imgMayor Lori Ackermann hopes the entire community, kids included, turn out to greet the Olympian. Morrison is scheduled to arrive at the Fort St. John Airport sometime on Tuesday, April 8th.A community celebration is planned one night later, on the 9th, at the Pomeroy Sports Centre where it’s expected he’ll speak for a few minutes and be available for pictures and sign autographs.- Advertisement -Morrison is also scheduled to speak at the City’s Community Awards Celebration April 10th.last_img read more

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Girls take their shot at royalty

first_imgVideo: Rose Court Tryouts Photo Gallery: Rose Parade TryoutsPASADENA – Michael, an Arcadia High School senior, wants to be a Rose Parade princess. Saturday morning found him and his three friends, Daniel, Ben and Alvin, standing in line among hundreds of girls from all over the Pasadena Area Community College District, waiting to try out for the chance at the crown. “I wanted to see what the hype was all about,” he said. “Why aren’t there any princes? Doesn’t a princess always need an escort?” The four will have some stiff competition. By mid-morning, more than 300 girls had arrived at Tournament House to wait for their 15 seconds – yes, seconds – of time in front of a panel of nine judges. In all, 810 local high school seniors and college students preregistered for the tryouts, tournament officials said, and as many as 1,500 applicants were expected. Last year, more than 1,100 girls applied. Based on Saturday’s results – or Monday’s, for the stragglers not able to attend this weekend – the pool will be narrowed to 250 prospective Pasadena royals. More interviews follow as the group is cut to 75, then 25, and finally to the six princesses and one queen who will represent the city in the Tournament of Roses parade. “It’s something that I’d always looked forward to doing,” said applicant No. 174, a confident Arcadia High School senior named Eleni. (The Tournament asks that those trying out only be identified by their first name and number to preserve their anonymity for judging.) Not all the girls seemed so calm and collected, though. As they made their way one by one onto the low red dais before the judging table, some laughed nervously or sighed audibly before launching into their short speeches. No. 181 wanted to be a princess so she could be “an ambassador of good will.” No. 195, who wore her hair knotted into a purple shawl and had two piercings through her lower lip, hoped to represent Pasadena’s “beautiful diversity.” Anyone who spoke too long was interrupted with a firm but polite “Thank you so much.” And then the girls – and guys – were ushered along once more, this time into the Tournament House for photos. “Cradle it just like you would a baby,” a volunteer advised as she handed each girl a bouquet of red roses. “Turn your face a tiny bit more,” called the photographer. “Beautiful, beautiful, great smile.” The camera flashed, the line moved forward as the next girl moved into position. Outside, the girls clutched their Estee Lauder gift bags and compared notes on how they did. Meanwhile, reigning Queen Mary McCluggage walked about, lending her encouragement to those who still had to pass before the judges. “It’s so weird,” McCluggage said, to consider that just a year ago she was one of those nervous girls, “practically dying of sweat.” Now a pre-med freshman at USC, she said, “It will be fun to give my title away, but it is a little bittersweet.” elise.kleeman@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, EXT. 4451160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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‘People underestimate him!’ Kevin Davies on why Allardyce is PERFECT for England

first_imgKevin Davies has told talkSPORT his former Bolton manager and friend Sam Allardyce is the PERFECT man to reorganise and rejuvenate the England team.Allardyce is now the favourite to be named the new Three Lions boss after Sunderland confirmed they had given their head coach permission to speak with the Football Association.The 61-year-old has flown back to the UK from Sunderland’s pre-season training camp in Austria to meet with FA vice-chairman David Gill, technical director Dan Ashworth and chief executive Martin Glenn about the job.talkSPORT POLL: Should Sam Allardyce get the England job? Vote and results hereJurgen Klinsmann is still being linked with the role, but it is expected Allardyce will finally fulfil his long-term dream of taking charge of his country, having missed out on the job to Steve McClaren ten years ago.And former Bolton striker Davies, who played under Allardyce for many years at the Lancashire club, believes Big Sam’s man management style is just what the Three Lions need after two dismal major tournaments.“I think he has what it takes,” the ex-Trotters skipper told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“He would absolutely jump at the chance. He’s very ambitious and that’s been one of his dreams. He was gutted when he missed out on it ten years ago. I know him very well personally so I know how much it would mean to him.“People probably don’t realise the job he did at Bolton. Yes, we had good results and he got us into Europe, but the way he built the club up from top to bottom, the facilities and the staff he brought it, it was no coincidence we had that success. That was all down to him.“He’s a very ambitious person and I feel right now he is exactly what the England team need.“We’re lacking a bit of leadership, organisation and motivation, and Sam can certainly bring that out of the players.“Ask any player who has played under him, he motivates you. He knows when to crack the whip and when to dangle a carrot.“He’s just a great guy to work for, and I’m sure if you ask any player who has played under him they’d say the same thing.“I think people underestimate him. He was always ahead of the game. He was always looking that extra one per cent, those marginal gains. You talk about cryotherapy and the beetroot juices, we were doing that ten years ago.“I think he’d be a real asset to the FA, and not just with managing the team.“It’s wide open for Sam to step in and I think he would be a success, there’s no doubt in my mind.”last_img read more

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Fatal shooting shuts down border crossing

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsIn a scene broadcast live by TV news helicopters, a black sport-utility vehicle sat in the middle of the roadway with a shattered driver’s side window. There were no immediate reports of any other injuries. It was unclear whether the vehicle was carrying any passengers. The California Highway Patrol sealed off southbound access to the border and rush-hour traffic backed up for more than a mile. – Associated Press SAN DIEGO – A busy U.S-Mexico border crossing was shut down Thursday after federal authorities shot and killed the driver of a car headed for Mexico, officials said. The shooting occurred on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway around 3:30 p.m. about 50 feet north of the San Ysidro Port of Entry, the world’s busiest border crossing, which links Tijuana, Mexico with San Diego. Officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection were attempting to stop the vehicle, which was under surveillance for suspected migrant smuggling. The driver, who was not immediately identified, was pronounced dead at the scene with multiple gunshot wounds, said Maurice Luque, a spokesman for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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HONOUR FOR A DONEGAL HERO – ELITE ATHLETES PAY HOMAGE TO OLYMPIAN DANNY

first_imgDanny McDaid at the track naming ceremony today in LetterkennyIT RAINED and it rained and it rained – but nothing could dampen the incredible spirit at the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny today as elite athletes gathered to honour the Donegal great Danny McDaid.The track at the centre was named in his honour today, unveiled at a fantastic ceremony which was a curtain-raiser for a superb day’s athletics organised in its usual brilliant way by Letterkenny Athletic Club.An attempt to break the 4-minute barrier for a mile at the track failed by just over a second….Joathan Kiplimo finished the race in 4.01.2. But nothing could take away from a superb event, which was well-attended despite the weather.Danny told Donegal Daily: “It was a superb day and I want to thank everyone who attended the event.“It was a top class field and it was an honour for me; but it was especially an honour for my family.”Kiplimo just missed outFionnuala Britton took on the men in a mixed 3k  Kiplimo put in a superb race Jerry Kiernan unveils the plaque in Danny’s honour today Ruairi Finnegan in action Looks like you Danny     HONOUR FOR A DONEGAL HERO – ELITE ATHLETES PAY HOMAGE TO OLYMPIAN DANNY was last modified: May 18th, 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:HONOUR FOR A DONEGAL HERO – ELITE ATHLETES PAY HOMAGE TO OLYMPIAN DANNYlast_img read more

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DEAR DONEGAL, THANK YOU

first_imgDEAR LADS,Thank you – go raibh maith agaibh.It just didn’t go for us today. No amount of rubbish or hours of analysis by the pundits will explain it all. But what is clear is that every man on the Senior team and every boy on the Minor team gave their all today.And not just today; week in and week out for months on end; at nights, in early mornings – before and after work, through good days and bad, supported by wonderful families, clubs and communities.Jim McGuinness as manager and Michael Murphy as captain have led our county to another All Ireland Final.We were an inch away from a draw; without even playing very well today. There cannot be any scapegoats. It would be simply outrageous to pick one.To the fans we say, unless you’ve walked in their shoes, or worn those boots, you have no right.So thanks Jim, thanks Michael, and thanks lads.Hold your heads up high and be proud.We are. DEAR DONEGAL, THANK YOU was last modified: September 22nd, 2014 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:donegalEditorialJim McGuinnessKerryMichael Murphylast_img read more

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‘ANOTHER’ CRASH ON THE N15 NEAR LAGHEY THIS MORNING

first_imgThere has been another crash on the main N15 road close to Laghey this morning.It is believed one man was injured after his silver Vauxhall Cavalier crashed two miles south of Laghey close to the turn-off for Rossnowlagh. Gardai arrived at the scene and diverted traffic.The car was removed by a pick-up truck.This is the latest in a series of crashes on the stretch of road in recent months.    ‘ANOTHER’ CRASH ON THE N15 NEAR LAGHEY THIS MORNING was last modified: January 24th, 2012 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:crashGardaiLagheyN13last_img read more

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PRESIDENT HIGGINS PAYS TRIBUTE TO DONEGAL RUGBY STARS AS IRELAND’S WOMEN WIN GRAND SLAM!

first_imgPRESIDENT Michael D Higgins has sent St Patrick’s Day congratulations to Ireland’s women’s rugby team after winning their first ever RBS 6 Nations Grand Slam, courtesy of a hard-fought 6-3 victory over Italy on St Patrick’s Day.Larissa Muldoon from Ballybofey and Nora Stapleton from Fahan were stars of the Irish show in Italy this afternoon.Ireland were pushed all the way by a defiant Italy side but had Briggs’ two kicks to thank for their place in the history books. After last weekend’s victory over France – a fourth on the trot – Ireland’s first ever RBS 6 Nations title was secured but it was the Grand Slam they were so desperate to secure, and did so in nail-biting fashion.Things didn’t get off to the best of starts for Ireland, who fell behind after just three minutes – Italy fly-half Veronica Schiavon continuing her impressive tournament with the penalty.That stirred Ireland into life however and Philip Doyle’s side advanced up the pitch, going through the phases well despite the difficult conditions, and earning themselves a 13th-minute penalty.And Briggs, whose nerveless kicking made sure of the victory over France last time out, made no mistake again to level the scores. As the half wore on, defences remained on top but it was Briggs and winger Niamh Kavanagh who threatened most for the visitors, just falling short when chasing a kick through.Ireland survived a major scare midway through the first half when Maria Diletta Veronese broke through the Irish defence and only a last ditch tackle from Alison Miller prevented the opening try of the game.Ireland did earn a chance to go ahead just before the break, but Briggs was off target with a difficult kick from out wide, ensuring the two teams headed in at half-time level at 3-3.Ireland were fired up for the second half and they came flying out of the blocks, dominating up front as Italy were reduced to 14 and after moving themselves up field, they won what proved to be the crucial penalty.Briggs slotted the kick on 50 minutes to give her side the lead but back came Italy who won a penalty of their own on 62 minutes, only to see the kick drop agonisingly short. Italy, seeking a third win which would move them up to third, continued to exert pressure, forcing Ireland into some resolute defence of their try-line as the clock ticked down.Irish hearts were in mouths when Italy were awarded a late penalty from a scrum, but the hosts chose to kick for the corner and the visitors held firm to send their travelling fans into rapture.Tonight President Higgins – who watched Ireland’s win over England last month – sent his congratulations to the team.PRESIDENT HIGGINS PAYS TRIBUTE TO DONEGAL RUGBY STARS AS IRELAND’S WOMEN WIN GRAND SLAM! was last modified: March 17th, 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:PRESIDENT HIGGINS PAYS TRIBUTE TO DONEGAL RUGBY STARS AS IRELAND’S WOMEN WIN GRAND SLAM!last_img read more