2 fined $25,000 each for brazen V/Hoop jetty robbery

Posted On Jan 12 2020 by

first_imgTwenty-one-year-old Anil Mohamed of Jetty Squatting Area, Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara (WCD) and Floyd Frank, also 21, of Plantation Best, WCD, were each fined $25,000 by Magistrate Annette Singh last week after they admitted to robbing Cyan McIntyre with offensive weapons on December 29, 2017.According to the Prosecution’s case, McIntyre was at Tajo’s Bar at Pouderoyen, West Bank Demerara and after having a conversation with two females, he followed them to the seawall at the Jetty Squatting Area in Vreed-en-Hoop. It was at this location that Mohamed, armed with a knife, and Frank, with a cutlass, pounced on McIntyre, relieving him of $43,000 cash before escaping into the night.After the ordeal, McIntyre reported the matter at the Vreed-en-Hoop Police Station and based on information provided, the two females were arrested. Sometime after, they confessed and identified the two robbers who were later charged for their criminal act.When they appeared at the Wales Magistrate’s Court late last week, Mohamed, who was barely audible, indicated that he works with a manufacturing company at Diamond, East Bank Demerara while Frank, who was all smiles, said he works in landscaping with a company. Asked by Magistrate Singh why they got involved in such an act, the duo could not explain themselves or say what they did with the money. They however offered the victim a portion of the sum which they took from him. This amounted to $19,000 – $10,000 from Mohamed’s relatives and $9000 from Frank’s relatives.In appealing for a reasonable sentence, both men asked for leniency, with Frank telling the court that he supports his wife, mother, a sister and two nephews, who all reside in the same home. In considering their sentence, Magistrate Singh took into consideration their ages, family situation and the fact they recompensed the victim a sum of the money that was stolen. If they do not honour their obligation to pay the $25,000 fine, they will spend two months in prison.last_img read more

Argentina must lift game for ‘genius’ Messi against France

Posted On Jan 6 2020 by

first_img0Shares0000Jorge Sampaoli says Lionel Messi needs help from his teammates © AFP / CHRISTOPHE SIMONKAZAN ARENA, Russian Federation, Jun 29 – Coach Jorge Sampaoli has called on Argentina to lift their game to the level of “genius” Lionel Messi when they look to seal a World Cup quarter-final place with victory over France on Saturday.The tone of Argentina’s so far ragged bid for the title was set when Messi missed a penalty in the shock opening 1-1 draw with Iceland. The 31-year-old Barcelona great was then virtually invisible during a chastening 3-0 defeat to Croatia that exposed weaknesses in Argentina’s defence and a lack of potency in attack.It took a great touch of control, following a superb pass from teammate Ever Banega, for Messi to finally open his account in Russia in the 2-1 win over Nigeria only sealed by Marcos Rojo’s 86th minute volley.Despite Messi’s problems in the tournament, under-fire Sampaoli suggested his teammates had to give “the best player on earth” as much help as possible.“Leo has such clear vision when it comes to football that he allows us to see things that, sometimes, only a true genius sees,” said Sampaoli.“It’s often difficult to be at the level of such a great player. He’s a shining light for us all, and we have to do our very best to all try to be at his level.”Sevilla midfielder Banega claimed Messi has now hit his stride.“It’s only normal – he wasn’t relaxed, we didn’t start the tournament as well as we should have.“Now, I see him a lot more comfortable now. He helped us win, and that makes a big difference.”But with Portuguese rival Cristiano Ronaldo racing ahead in the scoring charts on four goals so far, and England’s Harry Kane on five goals in just two matches, Messi risks finishing this World Cup with a whimper.France’s team, whose average age is 25, will be looking to awake from their recent slumber and Sampaoli, whose side’s average age is 30, underlined the danger of allowing the France to dictate play.As France look to underperforming striker Antoine Griezmann to lift his game, Sampaoli underlined a bigger threat in 19-year-old Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Kylian Mbappe, who struck France’s match winner in a 1-0 win over Peru, and 21-year-old Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele.“France are known for being fast, their solid passing and moving quickly from defence to attack, and we can’t let them use their speed against us,” he said.“They will try to make us make mistakes, and try to hurt us on the wings. If Dembele and Mbappe play, they will be very fast for sure.“The key, for both teams, will be the actual game of passing and football.“We have two completely different styles but I have faith we will impose our own style and dictate the pace and rhythm of the game.”But, he added: “Argentina will play an aggressive style of football, we’re going to attack from kick-off.“Accepting defeat would be very difficult for us.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


Posted On Dec 30 2019 by

first_imgDonegalDaily:What is your career and what do you do?Brendan: Estate Agent and owner of the ‘The Quiet Moment’ TearoomsDonegalDaily: Tell us about your first job and how much were you paid? Brendan: I was an office clerk in ‘Kelly’s Mills’ – £29.00 per weekDonegalDaily: What was your first success in business?Brendan: Opening my own Insurance & Auctioneer’s business in 1988.DonegalDaily: Name the one local or international business person you look up to? Brendan: Michael O’Leary (I admire his confidence and self-belief)DonegalDaily: What has been your biggest mistake in business?Brendan: Didn’t prepare adequately for the ‘rainy days’!DonegalDaily: What is the most valuable piece of advice you have ever been given?Brendan: John Devine once said to me – “It’s only dear the day you buy it”  referring to (Property) DonegalDaily: What advice would you give to someone starting out in business today?Brendan: Be positive – you can learn a lot from recessionary timesDonegalDaily: What one item would you take with you to a desert island and why?Brendan: My mobile – It’s good to keep in touch DonegalDaily: What item can you not do without?Brendan: Car keysDonegalDaily: What item would you prefer to do without?Brendan: Credit cards!DonegalDaily: What do you do in your spare time (if you have any)?Brendan: Swimming at least four nights per week in the Mount errigal Leisure CentreDonegalDaily: When will you retire?Brendan: Hopefully never!DonegalDaily: What’s your tip to surviving the recession? –Brendan: Stay positive and try to take each day as it comesDonegalDaily: What one thing would you do if you were Finance Minister to help business?Brendan: Reduce PRSI & VAT across the board.* Interview by Greg HarkinBUSINESS PROFILE: BRENDAN McGLYNN was last modified: December 3rd, 2010 by gregShare 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)last_img read more


Posted On Dec 28 2019 by

first_imgCuidiú Northwest are hosting a screening of Milk, a film by Noemí Weis on Thursday 21st January at 7pm in the Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny.Tickets cost €7 and may be booked at the centre.Film Synopsis Milk – Born into this worldThrough an intimate and artistic lens, Milk brings a universal perspective on the politics, commercialization and controversies surrounding birth and infant feeding over the canvas of stunningly beautiful visuals and poignant voices from around the globe.Inspiring, informative, provocative and sensitive, Milk celebrates bringing a new life into this world with a strong call to action and reflection.From the presence of milk donations in emergency situations, to the challenges of establishing milk banks after the closures faced in the 80’s due to the HIV outbreak, to new mothers battling to get the appropriate medical support, to the judgment placed on women who bottle feed their babies, to the stigma surrounding mothers who breast-feed their toddlers, and to the controversy of breastfeeding in public, this polarized topic surrounding birth and infant feeding sets off an emotional and personal debate. In a highly eroticized culture it is hard for some to remember that breasts have uses beyond selling cars, beer, and, well, sex. Overall Milk investigates the overarching themes surrounding the commercialization of infant feeding and its effects on child mortality, as well as the challenges it presents to adequate health worker training and the judgment placed on women regardless of how they choose to feed their babies.Milk also contrasts the roots of Mother Nature juxtaposed with the institutional industrialized way in which we receive a new life into this world.In a seamless narrative, Milk follows stories of mothers from different cultures on a world journey spanning 11 countries, as it reveals the universal issues and challenges facing motherhood and birth today. The women and their personal and compelling stories epitomize the important global phenomenon of beliefs and actions taking place and presenting serious obstacles to women during this important time in their lives.Cuidiú is a national parent to parent voluntary support group whose motto is education and support for parenthood.Their aim is to provide information to parents to allow them to make informed choices about pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding and to provide a supportive background to empower parents to act upon their decisions. Recently a group of Mums in the northwest have established a local branch and this is their inaugural event.The branch also offers breastfeeding support to local mumsFor further information on Cuidiú in the northwest please contact Deirdre Fitzpatrick deirdrebfc@gmail.comOther Breast Feeding Support Groups in Northwest: LetterkennyBreastfeeding Coffee Morning, mother to mother peer support, Letterkenny Women’s Centre, Port Rd, Letterkenny (opposite An Griainan Theatre) every Wednesday 10.30-12.30Cuidiu Breastfeeding Support, Thursday mornings 11am. Contact Deirdre Fitzpatrick 0876369008La Leche League, Letterkenny. Leader Jan Cromie. St Conals Hospital, Letterkenny, first Wednesday of every month at 8pm. 086-0700402Twin Towns AreaLa Leche League drop-in coffee mornings in the Mad Hatter, Stranorlar, Mondays, 10am – noon, 086-0700402Breastfeeding group in Primary Care Centre Stranorlar , every Tuesday morning from 10am -11:30 organised by public health nurses . Tea & coffee provided.Inishowen AreaLa Leche League, IDP Building, Carndonagh, 2nd Tuesday of every month, 7.30pmLa Leche League, Warren View Sheltered Housing, Muff, 2nd Friday of every month, 10.30amBreastfeeding Cafe – last Friday of every month, various locations.Buncrana, The Exchange, Castle Ave, Every Tuesday from 11am-1pm.Carndonagh Spraoi agus Sport, Wednesdays, 10am-12pm.South DonegalLa Leche League, Donegal Hospital, 2nd Wednesday of every month, 8.30pmLa Leche League Mountcharles, 4th Wed of every month, 10 am-11.30am, The Village Tavern, MountcharlesArdara Breastfeeding Group Bumps and Beyond, St. Shanaghan House, Ardara Wednesdays fortnightly 10:30 – 12:00East DonegalSt Johnston Breastfeeding support group, The Old Playshcool St Johnston, every Thursday morningUNIQUE FILM TO BE SCREENED AT REGIONAL CULTURAL CENTRE was last modified: January 16th, 2016 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:milkRegional Cultural Centrelast_img read more

Injury updates are not good news for Tottenham ahead of new season

Posted On Dec 27 2019 by

first_img Erik Lamela will miss the start of Tottenham’s new season 1 Erik Lamela is expected to miss the start of next season and could be out until at least October, according to The Times.The Argentine’s absence due to a hip injury means he will have missed an entire year by the time he returns. It is a blow to the club’s pre-season preparations as the 25-year-old has had operations on both hips in recent months and had begun rehabilitation work.POCHETTINO LAUGHS OFF SUGGESTION LAMELA WILL BE SOLDLamela last played for Spurs in a 2-1 win League Cup defeat to Liverpool on 25 October, while The Times also report that left-back Danny Rose will miss the start of the season, too.Rose has been suffering with a knee injury and had an operation in May and is likely to return to training in August.TOTTENHAM’S FIXTURE LIST FOR THE 2017/18 SEASONlast_img read more


Posted On Dec 25 2019 by

first_imgProtesters surrounded Deputy Joe McHugh’s office last nightFine Gael’s Joe McHugh TD has confirmed that the Government has allocated lottery funding today to Donegal Centre for Independent Living; Malin Head Community Centre; and County Donegal Parents & Friends of People with Intellectual Disability Ltd.Deputy McHugh said: “Today the Government has announced its decision to allocate lottery funding for the health sector of €50,000 to Donegal Centre for Independent Living.“This allocation will fund upgrades at the Donegal Centre for Independent Living to meet the needs of the organisation, at its centre on Pearse Road in Letterkenny. “Malin Head Community Centre has been allocated €3,000, which will go towards the costs of providing a range of activities for the elderly in the area.“County Donegal Parents & Friends of People with Intellectual Disability Ltd has been allocated €8,000 towards the costs of bathroom renovations and improving access at its centre at College Farm Road in Letterkenny.”   MORE CHRISTMAS CHEER AS FUNDING RELEASED TO COMMUNITY GROUPS was last modified: December 21st, 2012 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:MORE CHRISTMAS CHEER AS FUNDING RELEASED TO COMMUNITY GROUPSlast_img read more


Posted On Dec 24 2019 by

first_imgThere has been a road traffic collision on the main Ardara to Donegal Town road.One of the cars was being driven by a woman with two children on board.The Glenties Fire Brigade, two ambulances and Gardai are at the scene. UPDATED: The woman and the two young children were taken to hospital but their injuries are not understood to be serious.WOMAN AND CHILDREN INVOLVED IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT was last modified: March 22nd, 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:ArdaraDonegal TownGardaitraffic accidentlast_img read more

Cllr: Lack of LIS funding renders some “third-world” Donegal roads impassable

Posted On Dec 22 2019 by

first_imgIndependent Cllr Michael Choilm Mac Giolla Easbuig has today welcomed the reestablishment of the Local Improvement Scheme, but is critical of the time frame communities are given to complete the applications.He also says that as the LIS was scrapped for six years, some roads in Donegal have fallen into a state of disrepair akin to a third world country. Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig says that it will now end up hitting the taxpayer’s pocket much harder than it would if simple maintenance works were completed in the first instance.The LIS provides funds to repair non-County Council roads and today it has been announced that applications will open on Donegal County Council’s website. This afternoon Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig and local activist Liam Whyte met with Bobby and Kirsty Given in Ardara who are having great difficulty accessing the road by their house due to the state of disrepair.They estimate the road in Loughros Point will cost anywhere between €30,000 and €40,000 to repair.Speaking to Donegal Daily, he said; “It is welcome news, but the timeframe for this is unacceptable to get applications together for communities and Council staff. The State is not giving ample time and that’s not good enough.“It’s vitally important that there’s a significant amount of money that comes with this. The state should have brought this in years ago, what they’ve done is double the cost for the taxpayers. “There are roads that are now totally impassable, another example would be some of the roads on Cruit Island. If the State had never got rid of the scheme it wouldn’t have the same cost on the taxpayer.“When the State took that away in 2011, they punished those that were already being punished through austerity and people could not afford to maintain the roads. Not everyone is working and not everyone can afford the repairs.“Some of the roads have fallen into huge disrepair, to a third world level, but here we are now and we’re not sure how much money is being allocated. It could double the cost if not more, some of these roads will have to be brand new instead of just maintained.”“I’m also calling for criteria to be announced – we haven’t seen anything yet.”Liam Whyte poses the question; “With this time frame, are they deliberately reducing the time so as there are not as many communities organised, and therefore not as many applications?” Whyte told Donegal Daily that he is reiterating Cllr Mac Giolla Easbuig’s call for an extension on the LIS applications to allow communities to organise an application.Application forms can be found here:http://www.donegalcoco.ie/services/roadsservice/localimprovementschemes/Cllr: Lack of LIS funding renders some “third-world” Donegal roads impassable was last modified: August 30th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:ArdaraLiam WhytelisLocal Improvement SchemesMichael Choilm Mac Giolla Easbuiglast_img read more

Charity Cabaret at the Waterfront Hotel is an all-out success

Posted On Dec 22 2019 by

first_imgThe award winning Waterfront Hotel in Dungloe held its biggest ever event to date on Saturday 9th September when they hosted a Charity Cabaret and Dinner Dance for the Arranmore RNLI.The hugely successful 400 capacity gala ball was a fundraising event with proceeds being donated to the Arranmore Island RNLI.The event was organised by Pat Boyle of PJ Boyle Construction with the aim of making it an annual event. The ultimate goal is to get a smaller inshore boat to service the inner bays such as Dungloe, Keadue and Kincasslagh as well as to compliment the outstanding work of the all-weather boat. Pat said, “Arranmore is very close to my heart, as it is the ancestral home of my forefathers and obviously the RNLI provide an essential service to the Island. I am personally overwhelmed by the generosity and the support that people showed tonight.“We had a very, very successful auction with some wonderful holidays, artwork and memorabilia being bidded for. Of course none of this would have been possible without our fantastic sponsors. I would like to thank them all from the bottom of my heart.”Prizes at the fundraising auctionPat also praised Joseph McColgan and all the team at the Waterfront Hotel for the elegant ball and amazing food. A special mention was given to executive chef Bengi Conmy who recently won the Donegal Chowder Cook Off at the recent hooked festival in Killybegs.Music on the night was provided by The Cufflinks and Mad Dog Mcrea while legendary comedian Brendan Grace brought the house down with his usual hilarious performance. Donations to the RNLI are still welcome and can be arranged by contacting Martina Rafferty at the Waterfront Hotel, Dungloe on (074) 95 22444. A huge thank you to all our guests and everyone who supported this event.Charity Cabaret at the Waterfront Hotel is an all-out success was last modified: September 12th, 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)last_img read more

8 Hard-Earned Innovation Tips For Startups

Posted On Dec 15 2019 by

first_imgTech startups need to innovate in order to survive, much less grow and thrive. But when there’s so much else to do, from fixing bugs to business development to sales and customer support, how do you fit innovation in?Just as important, how do you figure out which innovations are actually worth pursuing?We asked eight successful entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) how they incorporate innovation, formally or informally, into their startups, and what information they use to plot next steps. 1. Convergent vs. Divergent InnovationI learned this concept a few years ago and it completely changed the way we innovate as a company. The problem with innovation is when idea generation becomes a free-for-all, it’s difficult to reach consensus. There is a time and place for divergent thinking; by divergent I mean throwing ideas at a wall and seeing what sticks. Divergent thinking is creative, innovative, outside-the-box thinking. This approach generally doesn’t work if you’re trying to solve a specific problem. That requires a convergent approach. A convergent ideation session should start with a specific problem and goal that requires more of a linear approach. At my company, we start most of our meetings by saying, “This is going to be a Divergent or Convergent meeting.” It has made a huge difference in efficiency for us. – Mitch Gordon, Go Overseas 2. Institutionalizing InnovationWe use a very structured approach to innovation. On Mondays, the entire company meets for a standup meeting, where we brainstorm ways to improve one of our KPIs. Nothing is off the table; it’s pure brainstorming. This often results in silly or impossible ideas, but oftentimes, we find a nugget that we would never have thought of in the ordinary course of business. We separate the idea from the execution, meaning an engineer could think of a marketing initiative or vice versa. Based on discussion and feedback, we allocate resources and test the idea. – Adam Lieb, Duxter 3. The Growth Factor QuestionContrary to popular opinion, the purpose of innovation isn’t about what we can do to make our company more money – it’s answering the question we call “The Growth Factor.” This question is: “What can I do today to provide my customers, clients or patients with a greater advantage and benefit?” Now, in order to answer this question, you need to know the ultimate result people are seeking. Once you’ve found that answer, you are innovating from a place of creating a product or service that’s helping your customer receive an even better advantage for working with you. – Charles Gaudet, Predictable Profits 4. Validate the Market – And Its SizeThe key is finding an idea that people are willing to spend money on. How do you find out if people are willing to spend money on the idea? Utilize Amazon to see what people are spending money on. Check out the completed listings on eBay. Search Twitter to see if anyone is talking about the problem you’re solving. From there, you can figure out the size of the market. Facebook Ads are a great way to get numbers for market size (you don’t have to run ads to get these numbers). Then, determine the value of a customer by looking at what they’re expected to pay for your product. Multiply that value by the market size to get your total available market value. If that number is attractive, then validate the idea to see if your product stands up to your theory. – Brett Farmiloe, Markitors 5. Pitch It To The TeamWhen someone comes up with a new idea, we expect him to sell it to the team. If you can’t sell it to the team, you’re not going to be able to sell it to the world. We often have multiple iterations of pitching the idea – each time, the pitch (and the idea itself) improves based on the criticism and feedback we give the person. Some ideas die off, but others become stronger and evolve into big, new ideas that have a meaningful impact on our business. Trying to sell your idea to multiple people out loud will make you think of questions and opportunities you never would have considered on your own. It’s become a game in our organization to see if you can anticipate all the questions you’re going to get when pitching a new idea. – Chuck Cohn, Varsity Tutors 6. Prove Your Concept With Current CustomersWhen we’re looking to launch a new tool or product, we poll our customer base. We never spend time or resources developing a product that won’t sell. So many businesses get caught in the love affair of some idea someone thought their audience would love. Always prove the concept will sell before producing it. – Brian Moran, Get 10,000 Fans 7. Test Before You TestWe use a methodology I call “Test Before You Test,” and it allows us to test an idea or concept in a low-cost environment before we even try it in the real world. Rather than surveying customers or spending a fortune on theoretical market research, we run data-gathering tests on real customer behavior in a simulated environment. This lets us see how successful we’ll be before launching. – Benji Rabhan, MorrisCore 8. Identify & Track Key MetricsNew ideas can come from all corners of an organization, from the CEO down to the office assistant. If an idea seems to have merit, push it to decision makers who can whiteboard the goals and project its potential impact vs. the potential resources it would require. It’s important to identify metrics that will indicate if an idea is valid and to measure results against these metrics over time to see if it has been successful. Yodle’s National team began as an idea in a customer conversation. By testing the idea and finding merit in it, we launched a full-scale business unit focused on local online marketing for franchise companies, dealers and manufacturers, and national brands. Today, this business unit represents approximately a third of our business. – John Berkowitz, YodleThe Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons. scott gerber WordPress for Enterprise – How This Open-… How to Make the Most of Your Software Developer… Related Posts center_img Tags:#innovation#startups Kickstarting a Stagnant Company What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star…last_img read more