The heroic attempt by nineteen year old Edward Grimes, popularly known as Trokon, to remove live electric wires from his unconscious boss, Charles Swaray, yesterday ended in tragedy, when both men were rushed to the JFK Medical Center.Grimes, a former student of the Newport Junior High School, was also unconscious when neighbors rushed him to the JFK, eye-witnesses told the Daily Observer.Charles Swaray, 28, of Warren Street, a father of two girls and a boy, is the owner of a power generator for his cold water business, neighbor Robert Garway told the Daily Observer. Garway said “Swaray was busy in the room and was apparently trying to make an electric connection. “I was in the yard, along with several others when we heard Swaray shout, ‘my people your come ooh!’ So we made attempts to enter the room where he was, to see what was going on. “When we got to the door, it was locked and we realized that he had fallen against the door and so we could not easily open it.”Garway said with the help of two other residents, “We managed to break into the room and found Swaray jerking and unconscious with electric wires on him.” While Garway ran back for a stick to remove the live wires from Swaray’s body, Trokon rushed into the room and upon seeing “his boss jerking, he attempted to remove the wires with his bare hands. “But Trokon also received an electric shock and went down,” said Garway. Meanwhile, not suspecting that Trokon’s life was also in danger, Swaray was whisked away to the JFK Medical Center before they realized that Trokon, who was also jerking, was dying.As fear for Trokon’s life increased, and everybody present was confused about what to do, someone suggested that pouring water on Trokon could help. “Somebody brought water and wasted it on Trokon,” narrated Garway, “and suddenly the boy began to stretch as if life was leaving his body.” He said neighbors, including Trokon’s mother began to cry, pleading for help to revive him. As the situation seemed helpless, another suggestion was that the unconscious Trokon would need fresh milk to revive him, but after forcing a tin of milk into his mouth, he did not regain consciousness. The Daily Observer could not confirm the conditions of the two men up to press time.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Fort St. John20.8mm37.1mm57.0mm – Advertisement -In just three days some areas of the Peace saw over 160 mm of rain.The area hardest hit by rain fall was the Chetwynd region. Chetwynd it’s self had a total of 128.5 mm of rain from Thursday to Saturday. In the Pine Pass the weather station at Lemoray received the most rain in the region in three days, 161.8 mm.Hudson’s Hope saw 126.2 mm over the same period and B.C. Hydro reports the Williston Reservoir increased by almost a foot and a half from Friday to Saturday. At this time B.C. Hydro isn’t concerned about water levels in the reservoir.Fort St. John had a total of 114.9 mm during the storm and Dawson Creek had 82.4 mm.The rain fall warnings have ended for the Peace, but there is still a chance we could get some rain and maybe another thunderstorm. As of Sunday, the weather still looks wet as there is rain in the forecast everyday up until Thursday.Advertisement Photo: Saturday during the hight of the flooding in Chetwynd – Photo courtesy of the Chetwynd Visitor Centre ThursdayFridaySaturday Dawson Creek19.2mm54.4mm8.8mm On a positive note, Fort Nelson was the hot spot in the province of B.C. Saturday with a temperature of 26.2.The following are the rain fall numbers from Environment Canada. Chetwynd27.5mm72.0mm25.8mm Hudson’s Hope36.0mm23.0mm57.0mm
SACRAMENTO – Lawmakers are expected to take up the fierce debate over illegal immigration again this year with a host of bills to deny or expand benefits to the undocumented. Already in this new legislative session, Republicans have proposed bills to deny public benefits to illegal immigrants, crack down on employers who hire them and give law enforcement new tools to arrest them. And reflecting sharp party-line splits, Democrats are looking to expand opportunities available to undocumented immigrants, including granting them the right to drive and providing subsidized health coverage. But, as in previous efforts, little significant action is expected to emerge on the controversial topic as lawmakers remain wary of the complexity of the issue and California voters’ views. “California voters are bipolar,” said David McCuan, a political science professor at Sonoma State University. “They want to think of themselves as progressive and liberal – and (to think) that California is the epitome of the American dream. “But by the same token, they don’t want to pay for or provide access to those who came into the country illegally.” Republican lawmakers say they are motivated by saving money for taxpayers and by stepping in where the federal government has failed to enforce immigration laws. “They’ve got free medical, free education. They qualify for welfare benefits,” said Sen. Tom Harman, R-Costa Mesa. “This is all about money. We’re in tough fiscal times.” Harman has proposed a bill that would authorize local and state law enforcement agencies to charge illegal immigrants with trespassing simply because they are in California without authorization. Dealing with illegal immigration is primarily a federal responsibility, and many local police departments do not get involved in investigating the immigration status of those they arrest or question. Harman’s bill would not necessarily lead to the deportation of the undocumented, but would authorize police to ticket them and possibly jail them for short periods. Harman has also authored a bill to require public and private employers in California to do more stringent background checks for citizenship status of job applicants. Other Republican proposals include bills from Assemblyman Paul Cook, R-Yucaipa, and Sen. Tom McClintock, R-Thousand Oaks, targeting in-state resident college tuition rates, and from Cook seeking to deny most state benefits to illegals. Democrats, who control both houses of the Legislature, are expected to oppose most of the Republican proposals, and analysts say most won’t have a chance to get out of committee. “They will have no success,” said Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, who has led efforts to protect undocumented immigrants. “None whatsoever. They’re wasting their time.” Californians have historically demonstrated mixed views on illegal immigration. In the 1990s, voters approved Proposition 187, which sought to deny most public benefits to illegal immigrants. But the divisive politics behind the measure also caused a backlash that has been credited with a surge in Latino voter registration that helped the Democratic Party. Proposition 187 was later overturned by the courts. A new, similar ballot proposal authored by conservative Republicans is currently being circulated for signatures in California. It would prohibit illegal immigrants from obtaining driver’s licenses, college tuition benefits and any other benefits not required by federal law. But the Republican proposals, McCuan said, aren’t likely to make it to a floor vote, though they could have potential as ballot measures. Another Republican proposal may have a better chance for success because it is less ideologically charged. Assemblyman John Benoit, R-Riverside, has proposed a bill that would ask the federal government to reimburse California for the full costs of incarcerating illegal immigrants who have committed a criminal offense, or take those prisoners into federal custody. According to the state Department of Corrections, about 20,000 of the state’s 174,000 prisoners have been flagged by immigration authorities for possible violations. The state expects to spend about $865 million this year incarcerating them. Meanwhile, Democrats, led by Cedillo, are looking to expand services available to the undocumented. Cedillo is trying yet again to get the state to grant driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants, something that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed the previous two legislative sessions. Cedillo hopes this year will be different because his bill seeks to help California implement the new federal Real ID Act, which under federal law must be in place by next year. He has also proposed legislation to allow illegal immigrants to compete for scholarships and financial aid at public colleges and universities. “We know there are millions of immigrants in California, speaking over 100 languages, from all over the world,” Cedillo said. “They play critical roles in California. “We, the state of California, should figure out mechanisms to facilitate their assimilation into society.” firstname.lastname@example.org (916) 446-6723160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The Menace, as he is fondly referred, did his bit leading from the front literally and he scored what would be the winning goal in added time of the first half to push the champions to 10 points after six rounds of matches.Gor Mahia Made changes from the squad that drew 1-1 against Mathare United last Sunday, three of them being across the backline. Philemon Otieno was not in the match day squad all together while Joash Onyango and Harun Shakava warmed up alone.They were replaced by Wellington Ochieng, Charles Momanyi and Pascal Ogweno who however could not last the opening half as he was substituted in the 43rd minute after a series of blunders.With Oliech earning a starting role ahead of Jacques Tuyisenge and skippering the side, Francis Mustafa also started up in attack with George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo also earning a slot in the starting team after returning from injury.-Oliech lead lineDennis Oliech in action against Posta Rangers at the Kasarani Stadium on January 9, 2019. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaK’Ogalo started on the front foot and came close in the sixth minute when Francis Kahata’s curling effort from the left rolled over the crossbar.On the other end, Brian Osumba had a brilliant shot from range which went inches over the bar, keeper Fred Odhiambo clearly caught off his guard.Gor continued dominating and in the 12th minute, Kahata rolled in an inviting cross from the left but Odhiambo who was approaching the six yard box could not give it the slightest touch it deserved as he was muscled off the ball by Jockins Atudo.Seven minutes later, Wellington Ochieng’s cross from the right found Mustafa at the edge of the box with the Burundian controlling beautiduly on his chest but the eventual effort on the volley went over the bar.Mustafa had another chance five minutes later when he adjusted his neck superbly to connect to a Kahata cross 10 yards off goal, but the effort angled at the top left corner was just off target.-Momanyi breaks deadlockGor Mahia defender Charles Momanyi wheels away in celebration after converting a goal during their Kenyan Premier League match against Posta Rangers at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on January 9, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluBut three minutes later, Gor were wheeling away in celebration. Shafik Batambuze’s corner from the right was not dealt with well and Momanyi who was at the goalmouth scrambled it in.Posta keeper Levis Opiyo was injured in the process after being knocked on the head as he went for the corner. After six minutes of stoppage he tried to get on with business but went down again few minutes later, and consequently substituted for Eliud Emase.Immediately after the change, Posta went back level, thanks to a gift of erroneous defending by Ogweno.The former Kariobangi Sharks man’s clearance was poor and blocked, and Brian Osumba race to it on the right.The former Tusker man floated a low cross into the box finding Francis Nambute who tapped in beautifully with a backheel.And immediately he erred, head coach Oktay frantically called down Joachim Oluoch to change and replace him immediately.Ogweno walked out from the extreme end of the pitch and didn’t even join the rest of his mates in the dressing room at half time.-Oliech goalGor Mahia striker Dennis Oliech goes down to celebrate his goal during their Kenyan Premier League match against Posta Rangers at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on January 9, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaBut, Gor kept the chase with nine minutes added on to the half.And it was only fitting that it was Oliech who would take them back up. The former Harambee Stars captain controlled the ball brilliantly inside the box from an Ochieng cross before shooting past Emase with his weaker left foot for his first goal for K’Ogalo.In the second half, Posta boss John Kamau went in for changes, Joseph Nyaga coming off for Ken Mutembei as he tried to add a bit of physicality in attack.But still, it was Gor who continued dominating the chances. Quarter of an hour into the half, Oliech came close to his second of the evening, but he arrived jus a fraction too late to meet up a weighty cross from Mustafa.Ten minutes later, the striker who was clearly rolling down the years tried his luck with a shot from range but it went wide as he looked to catch keeper Emase off his guard.-Posta chancesGor Mahia midfielder Lawrence Juma vies for the ball with Posta Rangers’ Jerry Santo during their Kenyan Premier League match at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on January 9, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaOn the other end, Posta too tried to pull in the chances and had Danson Kago force Peter Odhiambo into a good save at his near post off a shot from the right with Momanyi arriving in time to clear the rebound.Despite added pressure late in the game, Posta could not find a way past the watertight K’Ogalo defense.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Dennis Oliech is congratulated by teammates after scoring his first goal for Gor Mahia during a game against Posta Rangers at the Kasarani Stadium on January 9, 2019. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 9 – Captain Dennis Oliech opened his Gor Mahia account as the record Kenyan Premier League champions bounced back to winning ways with a 2-1 win over Posta Rangers at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on Wednesday evening.Oliech was handed his first start for Gor having come on as a sub over the weekend and was also named the match day captain.
0Shares0000Timothy Otieno celebrates with team-mates after scoring the opener agains Kariobangi Sharks. Photo/Tusker FC TwitterNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 14 – Tusker FC whipped Kariobangi Sharks 2-0 to move fifth in the Kenyan Premier League standing while Kakamega Homeboyz forward Allan Wanga scored again to lead the top scorers chart with 13 goals.In other results, Posta Rangers picked the biggest result of the weekend after hammering Mount Kenya United 6-2 to pile more relegation woes to the side, at the Awasi Stadium, hosts Chemelil beat Zoo FC 2-0 to condemn them on the drop zone. At the Nakuru Afraha Stadium, Ulinzi Stars were 2-0 winners over Mathare United, at Buhkungu Stadium, Wanga scored as Homeboyz edged out Vihiga United 1-0, in Kisumu, Western Stima lost 1-2 to Bandari, Sofapaka beat KCB 1-0 while at the Awendo Green Stadium, the match between hosts Sony and AFC Leopards was abandoned as Ingwe was leading due to heavy down pour.Tusker FC goalkeeper Robert Mboya stop an attempt on goal. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAAt the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani, Tusker FC had to wait for the second half to hit the target after a barren draw in the first half.Timothy Otieno sent Tusker ahead in the 64th minute before Bonifae Muchiri added the second that sealed the win in the 73rd minute.Tusker, paying away had the first chance in the 18th minute after Muchuri was put through fir a one-on-one with the Kariobangi Sharks keeper who did well to rush out his line and collect the ball.Kariobangi Sharks forward Duke Abuya battle with Tusker midfielder Jackson Macharia. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAMuchiri was at it again at the half hour mark when he went past Sharks defense to cross over the ball to Timothy Otieno whose shot was well maintained by the Sharks keeper and not even Otieno’s foul in the box at the stroke of Half Time could separate the two sides as the referee ignored the penalty call from Tusker players.Tusker FC head coach Robert Matano seems to have injected some energy to his players during the pep talk half time as his charges returned for the last half with a winning mentality.The Brewers broke the dead lock 18 minutes after the restart when Timothy Otieno made the amends with a thumping header before Muchiri nodded home in a similar fashion and hand the Ruaraka based side the much needed win.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today)
However they had to endure a nervy final few minutes in which Jan Oblak had to be at his best and they survived a late VAR check over what looked like a clear Santiago Arias handball in the area.“It’s controversial, a ball that hits the hand and the referee’s decision is to see if it’s voluntary or not,” said Saul Niguez, whose cross led to their fortunate winner and who gave away a penalty in a similar fashion during Wednesday’s 3-2 win over Valencia.The victory means second-placed Atletico are six points behind Barca, who now have to beat Levante at the Camp Nou later in order to take the title with three matches to spare before they host Liverpool in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals.Should Barca win as expected, they will hold their nine-point lead over Atleti, who will no longer be able to overtake the Catalans thanks to their inferior head-to-head record.However Diego Simeone’s side will be satisfied they are nine points ahead of local rivals and reigning European champions Real Madrid, who travel to Rayo Vallecano on Sunday amid increasing speculation they will respond to a disappointing season by swooping for Eden Hazard and Neymar.“It’s what we deserve, no more, no less. We’ve come so far,” added Saul.“There were moments when we wanted to be first and others that I would say no, that’s what we deserve.”– Under-par Atletico –Valladolid meanwhile stay 17th, just one point and a place away from the relegation zone after a match they will feel they were unlucky to lose.Atletico were far from their intense best, and the first half was a drab affair enlivened by a few Valladolid pot shots and a fine save from Jordi Masip, who did well to tip away Antoine Griezmann’s free-kick.However they upped their game early in the second half and got the breakthrough in the 66th minute when Joaquin launched himself at Saul’s cross from the left and headed the ball past Masip into his own goal.That didn’t stop Valladolid though, and the away side thought they would be given a chance to equalise from the spot with just four minutes left when Arias appeared to handle a cross, only for referee Mario Melero Lopez to give a corner following a long VAR check.They then forced saves from Oblak before Fernando Calero hit the post with a header two minutes into stoppage time, but they couldn’t make their late flurry count.Earlier on Saturday, Athletic Bilbao and Alaves did their chances of European football next season no favours with a 1-1 draw in the Basque Country.Seventh-placed Bilbao are five points away from the Champions league places — with Alaves a further three points back — and could also see Valencia and Sevilla take the Europa league further away from them when they take on Eibar and Girona.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Atletico Madrid had to survive a VAR penalty review to beat Real Valladolid and delay Barcelona’s La Liga title party © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, Apr 27 – Barcelona were made to wait to retain their La Liga title on Saturday as closest challengers Atletico Madrid scraped past strugglers Real Valladolid 1-0 after surviving late VAR penalty drama.Ernesto Valverde’s side would have been crowned champions for the eighth time in 11 seasons ahead of their home clash with Levante later had Atletico lost to relegation-threatened Valladolid, but Joaquin Fernandez’s own goal was enough to seal the three points and delay the Barca title party.
Donegal chef and musician Brian Danny Minnie Ó Domhnaill is going to be sharing a unique insight into his personal life and relationship in an upcoming documentary.In An GaYel, a documentary to be broadcast on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta on Monday 7 August at 11 am, will follow well-known chef and musician Brian Danny Minnie from Annagry as he prepares to wed his partner of 17 years Paul Gallagher.Brian, whose family run the award-winning Tigh Danny Minnie restaurant in Annagry, grew up in rural Ireland at a time when homosexuality was illegal in this country and the church was still all-powerful. Brian Danny Minny and Paul GallagherIn this documentary by Dónall Mac Ruairí, Brian talks about what it was like for a young gay man at that time, and later a grown man working as a teacher in Dublin.He talks about the challenges and the secrecy, but also about coming to terms with his sexuality, about having the confidence to be himself, and about the acceptance he experienced from friends and family from the very beginning.In An GaYel, Brian explains how his own experience has given him a particular empathy for those on the margins, like immigrants to this country for example, who face their own challenges in order to make a good life for themselves.This documentary, however, is as much about what binds people as opposed to their differences. It will follow Brian and Paul, who have a wedding to prepare for, and like any other couple, there’s a lot to be done.Dónall Mac Ruairí follows them as they complete the to-do lists, and along the way the audience will learn about how they met, and how their love of many years brought them to this day.An GaYel will be broadcast on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta on Bank Holiday Monday, 7 August at 11 am.Donegal chef Brian Danny Minnie on love, life and other matters was last modified: July 27th, 2017 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)
Neil Ashton is joined by Martin Lipton and Tony Evans to cast their eyes over the main sporting stories.The trio look back on England’s dramatic 2-2 draw with Scotland and ask whether Joe Hart’s number one status should come into question.Plus, the panel discuss the England U-20’s World Cup final triumph over Venezuela and the need for the side’s brightest stars to break into Premier League starting XIs.Listen above or click here to download the podcast from iTunes.
Finn Valley’s pole vault specialist Tori Pena just keeps getting better and better.Earlier today in Kelvin Hall she set a new national record after clearing 4-31.The Donegal athlete just missed out on Kate Dennison’s championship best performance of 4.35 after she just missed out on clearing 4.36. However the event will give Tori great confidence going into the European Championships in Paris next weekend.EndsTORI PUTS IN GREAT PERFORMANCE BEFORE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS IN PARIS was last modified: February 27th, 2011 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)
A large crowd was in attendance at the Raphoe May Day Fair Day, and there was lots of entertainment on show for all the family.Below are some pictures of those young and old, who enjoyed the Fair Day in Raphoe. (Pictures courtesy of North West News Pix)PICTURE SPECIAL – RAPHOE MAY DAY FAIR DAY was last modified: June 2nd, 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:Fair DayFeaturesMay DaynewsRaphoe