Two youth injured in ATV rollover

first_imgThe girls were transported to the Fort St. John Hospital. Two young girls have been hurt after an ATV rollover in Fort St. John.According to RCMP Constable Cole Forman, the two girls were riding together on an ATV going southbound in the ditch along 100 St. towards the Lookout early this afternoon. As they were riding they went over a driveway and hit a bump. The ATV then rolled over on top of them and rolled again, landing on its wheels.Forman says the girls are around 15 years old and suffered only minor injuries which he attributes to them both wearing CSA approved helmets, adding that their helmets appeared to be noticeably damaged from the accident.- Advertisement -“It could have been worse.”Two ambulances and two police cars were at the scene. Forman says the parents of both girls were at the scene as well, by the time the police arrived.Ashley Webb and Alex Seltenrich were driving by when they saw another car stopped and they stopped to offer assistance. Seltenrich says he was obligated to stop as he has his EMP level one for first aid.Advertisementlast_img read more

NSC donates to special needs schools

first_imgDirector of Sports, Christopher Jones, yesterday donated to special needs schools in Guyana a number of sporting gears totalling over one million dollars.Sports Director Christopher Jones and representatives of the various special needs schools in GuyanaThese donations were done in the Boardroom of the National Sports Commission on Homestretch Avenue, Georgetown.A statement released by Jones detailed that the NSC is committed to sports for the benefit of all, and will ensure that all athletes, despite their physical wellbeing, are able to participate in sports.Further, Jones said, since 2015, the AFC/APNU Sport believed that everyone should have access to resources, despite their physical capacity.He said the NSC, in 2015, set aside funding to support participation of females and the differently-able; thus, in 2016, the NSC was able to hold its first annual special school sports, which has now been made an annual event.For 2018, the event will be held over two days at the National Gymnasium and at the Guyana Defence Force Ground, on the 18th and 19th of October, 2018.Jones emphasised importance of the value of the items handed over. He said that even though they may not seem much — referring to Braille Cards and Braille Domino – they should be cared for. Beneficiaries of the items presented were: the Harold B Davis School, The Ministry of Education Unit for the Blind, The Guyana Society for the Blind CXC Students, Saint Barnabas Special School, Special Needs School of the East Bank and The David Rose Special Needs School.The various schools represented at the event expressed gratitude to the NSC and Director Jones, as Tessa Fernandes, representative of Saint Barnabas Special School, said that because of the NSC, her children can now continue to excel more in the area of sports, and create opportunities for themselves in the sporting arena. (Timothy Jaikarran)last_img read more

Happy ending in purse theft

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Two good Samaritans chased down thieves who stole a woman’s purse Monday in east Palmdale, and recovered all the stolen property, a sheriff’s official said. The incident occurred at 1:40 p.m. on a busy intersection at 25th Street East and Avenue S, Deputy Andy Lynch said. The thieves took off in a black Pontiac Sunfire, Lynch said. They either dropped or surrendered the stolen property before entering the vehicle, Lynch said. “It’s nice to know that there are still some good Samaritans in Palmdale who are willing to chase down bad guys to recover stolen property,” Lynch said.last_img

CLIFFY HITS THE BIG 4-0 – AND THAT’S 100%!

first_imgLook up the word ‘joker’ in the dictionary and chances are there’s a picture of Cliffy Kelly.Good man Cliffy! Make sure they’re all out.Well the joke is on the big fella today as he celebrates his 40th birthday.He may live along the sun-kissed coastline of downtown Dunfanaghy but Michael (yes some people don’t know that’s his real name) is very much carved from the streets of Letterkenny. Always a smile and a gag, we’re still not sure if all this talk of him being 40 is the biggest wisecrack yet.Now 50 we might believe!Wherever you are big fella, have a great day from your friends at DD!Now just send on the money Cliffy because that’s a free advert if we ever heard one.  CLIFFY HITS THE BIG 4-0 – AND THAT’S 100%! was last modified: July 27th, 2013 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:40th birthdayCliffy Kellylast_img read more

SWILLY ROVERS TO APPEAL OVER ‘RACIST INCIDENT’

first_imgSWILLY Rovers have been severely punished after a small number of their followers allegedly directed racist abuse at a teenage boy.The Ramelton club is to appeal the results of a hearing into the incident.The disciplinary action comes following alleged monkey chants and other slurs aimed at a 14 year old Cameroon-born player Thierry Baba during a cup game played on March 1st. The Ramelton club have been fined €1,000 and banned from hosting SFAI cup games after an investigation found some fans did take part in racist chants.An SFAI committee reviewed referee Joe McHugh’s report on the game at a disciplinary hearing in Dublin’s Red Cow Inn.Both Swilly Rovers FC and Castlebar Celtic FC were represented at the hearing.Following that review the SFAI committee has made the following decision: The Committee concluded that racist chanting by Swilly Rovers supporters did take place.With immediate effect Swilly Rovers FC is prohibited from playing any further games in the SFAI Cups at their home ground for the remainder of this season.All further SFAI Cup games where Swilly Rovers would have had home advantage this season will be played at a neutral venue of the SFAI’s choosing.Swilly Rovers FC is fined the sum of €1,000 payable to the SFAI as per its rules on fines payment.Swilly Rovers FC is severely warned as to its future conduct. The Committee recommends that the FAI’s inter-cultural department sets up the appropriate educational course with Swilly Rovers FC as soon as possible.”Swilly Rovers, who have consistently denied the incident, say they will appeal the decision.SWILLY ROVERS TO APPEAL OVER ‘RACIST INCIDENT’ was last modified: March 14th, 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:finedpunishmentracist chantsRameltonswilly roverslast_img read more

Westside, teachers in accord

first_imgLANCASTER – After spending more than a year deadlocked in contract talks, Westside Union School District and its teachers union have reached an agreement that will give teachers a 4 percent raise this year. Teachers ratified the proposal, voting 197 to 34 in favor of the pact, and the board is scheduled to approve the contract at a meeting next week. “It’s been awhile. We are pleased this came together,” Superintendent Regina Rossall said. The tentative agreement was reached before Thanksgiving, and teachers’ voting on the contract ended Thursday, officials said. The district employs about 380 teachers. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Teachers union officials could not be reached Friday for comment. When an impasse in negotiations was declared in October 2004, the district said at the time it could not afford to give teachers a raise or increase what it paid for employee benefits. But since then, the district’s financial situation has changed, buoyed largely by increased enrollment, Rossall said. “Our financial picture improved.” Rossall said. “We have 600 more kids in our budget for ’05-’06. That’s a few million dollars (from the state in per-student fees).” The contract covers the 2004-05 and 2005-06 school years, but the raise applies only to the second year. The pay hike is retroactive to July 1, Rossall said. The district offered each of its three groups of employees – teachers, nonteaching (classified) staff and management – a 4.5 percent pay hike plus $13,000 as the maximum amount paid by the district in employer contributions toward health benefits. Classified staff and management took the offer, but the teachers accepted a modified version, a 4 percent raise and a cap on benefits of more than $13,500, Rossall said. The $13,500 cap will fully pay for one medical plan that’s being offered. Teachers would have to pay more themselves if they want a more expensive plan, Rossall said. Meanwhile, Palmdale School District is still without a contract with its teachers. In a first for the Palmdale district, contract talks have advanced to the fact-finding stage, which could lead to trustees unilaterally imposing a contract on teachers. A state mediator sent the negotiations to the next stage in July after he met with district representatives and union officials and found both sides still far apart on health benefits. In June, Palmdale teachers overwhelmingly voted to reject a proposed contract that offered no raise and opened the possibility that they would have to pay part of their health insurance premiums in 2007-08. In the Antelope Valley Union High School District, the board at Wednesday’s meeting approved a contract that will give teachers a 3 percent raise for the 2005-06 school year and fully paid benefits. “We think it was a fair offer,” Assistant Superintendent Tim Azevedo said. “We came to a good agreement and the process was real positive. Both negotiating teams worked hard and it was productive.” The contract also calls for reducing class sizes by one student, so math teachers will have up to 32 students in their classes, instead of 33, and English instructor 33, instead of 34, Azevedo said. In addition, to save money and to serve as an incentive to teachers to become fully credentialed, the district will require non-fully credentialed instructors to sign up for a Kaiser health benefits plan or pay the difference to enroll in a higher-cost plan, Azevedo said. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com 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

DDTV: WATCH VIDEO OF GAELSCOIL ADHAMHNÁIN’S STUNNING NATIONAL CONCERT HALL PERFORMANCE

first_imgDDTV: Earlier this week 80 pupils from County Donegal travelled to the National Concert Hall in Dublin for the finals of the Waltons School Music Competition. Since then those unlucky not to have been there have been keen to see the performance which landed Gaelscoil Adhamhnáin’s  trophy and cheque for taking second place.Well, we’ve just received the video from Walton’s – and here it is.Click play to watch and enjoy the Letterkenny school pupils’ performance….  DDTV: WATCH VIDEO OF GAELSCOIL ADHAMHNÁIN’S STUNNING NATIONAL CONCERT HALL PERFORMANCE was last modified: May 15th, 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:gaelscoil ADHAMNÁINletterkennynational schoolvideoWaltons Music Competition 2014last_img read more

WET, WET, WET! CAR CAUGHT IN TIDE IS TOWED OFF BEACH

first_imgTHIS is the latest car to be towed off Rossnowlagh beach – after getting caught in the incoming tide.The shiny Ford Mondeo also became embedded in the sand, not far from the Sandhouse Hotel.Donegal Recovery Services were called in to take the car away. It’s going to need a lot of drying before that engine will start again.WET, WET, WET! CAR CAUGHT IN TIDE IS TOWED OFF BEACH was last modified: October 11th, 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:carsDonegal Recovery Serviceshigh tideRossnowlaghtowedlast_img read more

JURY NOTICE: LETTERKENNY CIRCUIT COURT

first_imgTHE Jury panel for tomorrow (Thursday) at Letterkenny Circuit Court is no longer required to attend. JURY NOTICE: LETTERKENNY CIRCUIT COURT was last modified: April 29th, 2015 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)last_img

Raptors’ Leonard won’t fist bump teammate before Game 3

first_imgKawhi Leonard cares a lot about basketball, but he has no time for the the hubbub surrounding games.He’s been called robotic and boring, and though he’s shown a little flair for fun throughout this postseason, the bland assassin was at it again Wednesday night before the Raptors’ Game 3 against the Warriors in Oakland.Teammate Norm Powell offered Leonard a little pregame fist bump as the team prepped for the game in the tunnels of Oracle Arena.Not now Norm lol pic.twitter.com/sFaoXPVTQs …last_img