Motorcyclist dies after crashing into car

first_img…intoxicated driver arrestedAnother drunk driver has been arrested after being involved in a vehicular accident that claimed the life of a motorcyclist and severely injured the pillion rider thereof.Motorcyclist Stephon Beckles, 28, of Guyhoc Park Georgetown, was killed early on Monday morning when the motorcycle he was riding allegedly at a fast rate, CH 9859, crashed into motor car PTT 2510 at Vlissengen Road in the vicinity of the Agriculture Ministry.Dead: Motorcyclist Stephon BecklesReports are that the accident occurred at about 00:30h on Monday, and that the car was being driven by a 29-year-old resident of Thomas Street, Kitty Georgetown, on whom a breathalyzer test was conducted, and it was determined that his blood alcohol level was above the prescribed legal limit. As such, he has been arrested.The injured pillion rider has been identified as 22-year-old Kevin Andy of Perry Street, Tucville, Georgetown. He is currently a patient at the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC), where his condition is said to be stable.The car was said to be proceeding north along the western lane of Vlissengen Road, while the motorcycle was said to be proceeding south along the eastern lane.As the car arrived in the vicinity of the Agriculture Ministry, the motorcycle allegedly ended up in its lane, and the resultant collision caused the motorcyclist and the pillion rider to fall onto the roadway.They both sustained severe head injuries, and were rushed to the GPHC for emergency treatment. The motorcyclist was, however, pronounced dead on arrival there, while the pillion rider, Andy, was admitted a patient.Just a few days ago, the Police Traffic Department had released data showing there has been a slight increase in fatal accidents recorded in the country for the first half of 2019, compared with the same period for last year. A combination of speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol had been blamed for a large percentage of these accidents.The Traffic Chief has said that, in total, there have been 49 accidents recorded throughout Guyana since 2019 commenced, and these have resulted in the deaths of 52 individuals.In “A” Division, there were 13 accidents that claimed the lives of 14 individuals. In “B” Division, 14 accidents caused 14 deaths. In “C” Division, five accidents resulted in six persons losing their lives; and in “D” Division, 11 accidents resulted in 11 deaths.In “E” Division, there were three lives lost as a result of two accidents, while in “F” Division, one accident took one life; and in “G” Division, three accidents resulted in three individuals losing their lives, the Traffic Chief detailed.“That will give you 49 accidents with 52 deaths overall, which is a slight increase,” the Traffic Chief detailed.“We had 51 deaths last year from 44 accidents. Over 75 percent of these fatal accidents were caused by driving under the influence of alcohol and speeding; a combination of these two (factors),” he declared.Guyana Times was told that, of the 51 deaths recorded in 2018 as a result of fatal accidents, 41 were males while 10 were females. Of this total, two were children.Meanwhile, statistics have revealed that, of the 52 deaths recorded for 2019 so far, 42 were males while 10 were females; moreover, four of these fatalities were children.last_img read more

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Barcelona face tricky Eibar trip as Chelsea lie in wait

first_img0Shares0000Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho (R) celebrates after scoring a goal with Lionel Messi during their Spanish Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) second leg semi-final match against Valencia, at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, on February 8, 2018 © AFP/File / JOSE JORDANMADRID, Spain, Feb 16 – Before their Champions League clash with Chelsea in London, Lionel Messi and Barcelona put their unbeaten record in La Liga on the line against Eibar in the rather less glamorous surrounds of Ipurua on Saturday.The modest 7,000-seat ground in the Basque Country welcomes a Barca side who have laboured to draws against Espanyol and Getafe in their last two outings. Those results have allowed Atletico Madrid to cut Ernesto Valverde’s side’s lead at the top of the table to seven points, with the clubs due to meet at the Camp Nou early next month.Barca’s advantage is still significant, and they have no major injury worries, but the danger is that the return of the Champions League is a distraction for them.“We will need to proceed with caution because a bad result can mean that you suddenly go from having a very good year to not such a good one,” Gerard Pique warned this week at a sponsor’s event, where the talk was of Chelsea rather than Eibar.The Basque side, though, have lost just once — a narrow 1-0 defeat to Atletico — since the start of December, and are in contention to qualify for Europe.Real Madrid’s Marcelo (R) fights for the ball with Valencia’s Carlos Soler during their Spanish La Liga match, at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, on January 27, 2018 © AFP/File / JOSE JORDAN“We have been playing well for the last two months and getting good results, but we know what we have in front of us on Saturday,” warned their coach Jose Luis Mendilibar, once a colleague of Valverde’s in their playing days.Atletico host Athletic Bilbao on Sunday and will be hoping to have Diego Costa back after the striker sat out the Europa League trip to Copenhagen.Real Madrid, meanwhile, travel to Seville to face Betis hoping to build on their fine Champions League win against Paris Saint-Germain.Zinedine Zidane’s side are still fourth in the table behind Valencia — who go to Malaga — but they have taken 10 points from the last 12 available in the league.“We have gone through a difficult phase, but in the last few weeks we have raised our game,” Toni Kroos told German media after the PSG clash. “I am confident that we have a lot of success ahead of us.”Real are 17 points adrift of Barcelona, but they do have a game in hand to come at Leganes next midweek.Sevilla, meanwhile, are in Gran Canaria to face Las Palmas, where they will again be without Ever Banega.Coach Vincenzo Montella will be hoping the Argentine playmaker can return for next week’s Champions League clash with Manchester United.Player to watch: Loren MoronAged 24, Loren has enjoyed a remarkable introduction to the elite. Promoted by Betis from their B team to the senior side, the forward netted twice in a win over Villarreal on his debut a fortnight ago and followed that by scoring the only goal in the victory at Deportivo last Monday.“He is powerful, great one-on-one, and technically good,” said Jose Juan Romero, who coached Loren in the reserves. “He has had to tread through a lot of mud to get here.”Indeed, just three years ago, Loren was playing on some less desirable pitches in Spain’s fourth tier.Born in Marbella, his journey to the top has not been a typical one. The son of a former Sevilla player, Loren even dreamt of doing something more stereotypically Andalusian.“I wanted to be a bullfighter, but the first time I stood in front of a cow I decided that I had to stick to football,” he told Cadena Cope.On Sunday, he comes up against Real Madrid.Fixtures;FridayGirona v Leganes (11pm)SaturdayLas Palmas v Sevilla (3pm), Eibar v Barcelona (6:15pm), Alaves v Deportivo (8:30pm), Malaga v Valencia (10:45pm)SundayReal Sociedad v Levante (2pm), Atletico Madrid v Athletic Bilbao (6:15pm), Espanyol v Villarreal (8:30pm), Betis v Real Madrid (10:45pm)MondayGetafe v Celta Vigo (11pm)0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Colin Murray and Friends – Monday, May 18

first_imgOn today’s show, Des Kelly and Micky Gray were alongside Colin Murray in the studio. They discussed the Premier League Manager of the Year award and played Murray’s Magic Numbers.last_img

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Manchester United team news v Arsenal: line up for Premier League clash – Predicted starting XI

first_imgManchester United have a great opportunity to return to the top of the Premier League this Sunday as they come up against a struggling Arsenal side at the Emirates.The Red Devils defeated Wolfsburg in the Champions League in midweek while their opponents were downed by Olympiakos, heaping pressure on manager Arsene Wenger.And Louis van Gaal can inflict even more damage to the Frenchman with victory as he looks to fire his side back above city rivals Manchester City.Michael Carrick should be available to return to the starting line-up, but Ander Herrera is unlikely to be fit to make the XI.Do you agree with this predicted line-up? Let us know your thoughts below… 12. Chris Smalling (centre-back) 9. Anthony Martial (striker) 16. Michael Carrick (central midfield) 11 11 11 11 11 11 10. Wayne Rooney (attacking midfield) 11 17. Daley Blind (centre-back) 36. Matteo Darmian (right-back) 7. Memphis Depay (left winger) 11 31. Bastian Schweinsteiger (central midfield) 1. David De Gea (goalkeeper) – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! And let us know what you think of our predicted Man United team by leaving a comment below 11 11 8. Juan Mata (right winger) 5. Marcos Rojo (left-back) 11last_img read more

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Sunderland keen to land loan star on permanent deal

first_img Yann M’Vila in action for Sunderland Sunderland are hopeful of landing Yann M’Vila on a permanent deal, according to reports in France.The defensive midfielder spent the whole of last season on loan at the Stadium of Light from Russian Premier League side Rubin Kazan and featured in all but one of the club’s Premier League games.Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce is eager to snap up the Frenchman on a permanent deal before the start of the season, while the player has also informed Kazan he has no intention of staying there beyond pre-season.According to L’Equipe, Sunderland are drawing up a contract offer for the 25-year-old at the moment and aim to complete a deal before the first game of the new season.M’Vila is due to head back to Kazan for pre-season next week and will try and persuade the club’s owners to sell him to the Black Cats.          Sunderland could wait until 2017 when M’Vila’s contract in Russia expires, but Allardyce wants to keep the core of last season’s squad together and sees the midfielder as a key part of his future plans. 1last_img read more

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Road swing goes on for Cougars baseball squad

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! College of the Canyons’ baseball team has played just four of its first 12 games at home and is preparing for four more on the road, against Cypress, Long Beach City, Golden West of Huntington Beach and Pierce of Woodland Hills. The Cougars (5-7 and 3-5 on the road) won Tuesday at Orange Coast 8-5. Their next home game is Feb. 25 against Pierce. All-Western State Conference shortstop Brian Chavez, who went 4 for 5 with three singles, a double and a stolen base against OCC, isn’t concerned about playing so many games on the road. “I’ve played on a lot of different fields,” said Chavez, from Quartz Hill High. “I actually like traveling. It’s nice to have home games, but it’s not too big a deal.” “The only factor,” coach Chris Cota said, “is we’re playing these good teams on their fields. It’s a good test for us.” COC’s pitching is steady at a 3.30 ERA, but the Cougars are still trying to find their timing at the plate. “Our pitchers are doing really well,” said third baseman Kyle Eveland, from Palmdale High. “Our whole infield is pretty strong, and our timing is coming around.” Look what I found: Starting centerfielder Jeff Knosp, a Saugus graduate, pulled a hamstring and was forced to sit out early games. Cota worked freshman Nick Margis, normally a pitcher, into batting practice and has kept the Valencia product in center field. With good reason: Margis is hitting .360 in Knosp’s absence. Knosp has recovered and is playing in left field. “As long as (Margis) keeps playing well,” Cota said, “He’ll stay.” Distributing factor: COC’s women’s basketball team (18-9, 10-0) has won 10 in a row and clinched the Western State Conference championship. Leslie Ortiz, a 5-foot-4 freshman point guard from Sylmar High, has been essential to the Cougars’ success, distributing the ball to a team in which as many as seven players hit double figures in a game. In Ortiz’s past 10 games, she has dished out 17, 11, 20, 23, 12, 17, 14, 12, 12 and 25 assists. “We knew what she could do when we recruited her,” coach Greg Herrick said. “Everybody is benefiting. If someone gets down the floor quickly, they’ll get the ball.” The Cougars’ final regular season game is Saturday at L.A. Valley. Regional playoffs start Wednesday. Trying to regroup: COC’s men’s basketball team is trying to overcome a disappointing start to February. The Cougars lost a 57-56 heartbreaker to Glendale on Feb. 1, then dropped games to Citrus of Covina and West L.A. before defeating Santa Monica 68-58 Saturday. COC (16-13, 6-4) is battling Bakersfield and L.A. Valley for a Regional playoff berth. Nathan Brown, (818) 713-3607 nate.brown@dailynews.comlast_img read more

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ARDARA WOMEN TAKEN STAND AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WITH UNIQUE SHOP

first_imgWOMEN in Ardara have launched their 16 days of Action Against Violence Against Women.Downstrands Family Resource Centre is using a vacant shop window on Ardara’s Main Street to highlight the 16 Days of Action Against Violence Against Women and to promote the local 24hr help line.One in 5 women will experience domestic violence and many do not report this abuse, living constantly with the threat of violence. Children brought up in families which experience domestic violence find it difficult to thrive and themselves often experience emotional difficulties.Help is available through Donegal Women’s Domestic Violence Service 24hr help line 1800 262 677Downstrands Family Resource CentreKilclooney, Portnoo, Co. DonegalTel:074 9545879 Mob:087 6202508downstrandsfrc@yahoo.ie   ARDARA WOMEN TAKEN STAND AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WITH UNIQUE SHOP was last modified: November 25th, 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) Tags:Downstrands Family Resource Centrelast_img read more

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Fans are not happy with the noise at the Morocco v Iran World Cup game

first_imgReally enjoying basking in the noise of this crowd… #MARIRN#WorldCup pic.twitter.com/At9EkY9229— Chris Banks (@Chris_in_2D) June 15, 2018 Let’s face it, when the draw for the World Cup draw was made back in December, no one was thinking Morocco v Iran would be one of the classics.And despite a couple of chances at either end it seems the crowd has been the biggest talking point of the game so far. Seriously what is this awful, constant noise?? Stop. #MARIRN— Sarah Snell (@sarahlydiasnell) June 15, 2018 The sound of the #vuvuzelas is still as annoying as is was back in 2010 #MARIRN #earpain #mynerves— Katrin Krueger (@kilcoolemanjaro) June 15, 2018 The atmosphere of the Group B clash has been somewhat overshadowed by the constant noise generated by fans using horns and vuvuzelas.Unsurprisingly, many on social media have drawn comparisons to the vuvuzelas at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.It was a football tradition that the rest of the world chose not to embrace then and it appears attitudes to the vuvuzelas have not changed.Scroll down for some of the most critical tweets below. Vuvuzelas are back or what? Hate this buzzing sound during matches. #MARIRN— tarun joshi (@tarun_tj) June 15, 2018 #MARIRN turn that bloody vacuum cleaner off!!!! It’s doing my head in…..— Garry (@huntedhamman) June 15, 2018center_img A group of Iran fans appear to be using vuvuzelas in their game against Morocco OMG these blowers/horns are so annoying!!You’d think #FIFA would’ve learnt from South Africa 2010! PLEASE ban these immediately, I cannot go another 61 matches hearing this shit for 90 minutes!#MORIRN #WorldCup #MARIRN #MAR #IRN— Matthew James #YNWA (@MattCaligari) June 15, 2018 1 Guy with a horn at the Morocco vs Iran match:”Any requests?”Everyone else in the stadium:”Can you play one constant note indefinitely please?!!”#MARIRN #WorldCup— Martin SamueI (@themartinsamuel) June 15, 2018 Am I going mad or can I hear vuvuzelas? #MARIRN— Ted🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿⚽️ (@ted_main) June 15, 2018last_img read more

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MULROY COLLEGE PRESENTATION NIGHT – IN PICTURES

first_imgThere were celebrations all ’round when the Mulroy College Presentation Night took place at the well-knonw Milford school last night.A host of award were made on the night by Principal Miss Fiona Temple and other guests. Sixth senior Student of the Year was Shane Callaghan from Termon pictured with his proud parents Kathleen & Micheal while Shane he also got Senior Gaelic Player of the Year.Other prizes included Best Junior Cert for 2011 which went to Kylie Buchanan who was pictured with Joanne Sweeney-Burke and Kylie’s mother Margaret.Ciaran Boyce got a presentation for the Best Leaving Cert for 2011 while the Senior Girls FAI U18 B All Ireland Final Winners were also honoured on the night.Awards were also made to Transition Year Students. MULROY COLLEGE PRESENTATION NIGHT – IN PICTURES was last modified: May 23rd, 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:Mulroy College Presentation nightlast_img read more

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Twin Towns businesses thank loyal customers during traffic troubles

first_imgThe Ballybofey & Stranorlar Chamber of Commerce have shown appreciation to customers who continue to support local stores despite the current traffic difficulties. Roadworks have caused lengthy delays in the Twin Towns this summer and at times made the main streets a no-go-area.Businesses were seriously affected by traffic gridlock last month. However, meetings between the chamber and Donegal County Council have led to improvements in traffic management. Loyal customers have kept businesses afloat this summer, according to the group.Chamber Manager Leah Fairman said, “Ballybofey & Stranorlar Chamber of Commerce would like to thank our community for continuing to shop local during a difficult period of traffic management in the Twin Towns.  Our businesses are offering fantastic products and services over the summer months and there’s lots to see and do in the towns.”Alice Bonner of the Chamber of Commerce, said: “Our customers are the lifeblood of the towns. Without their support we all lose out. Businesses in the towns are only just recovering from the downturn and starting to create jobs and re-invest in properties and community sponsorship.  We really thank our customers for making the effort to keep their business local.”Ms Fairman added: “The past few weeks have seen definite improvements with changes to traffic flow at McClays corner and on the Ballybofey/Stranorlar bridge.  However, we know that customers continue to face delays and, on behalf of our businesses, extend our appreciation for keeping their trade in the towns. “The Chamber recognises the work Donegal County Council, the TII and contractors are putting in to co-ordinate efforts across the roadwork sites.  We would like to thank the Council for continuing to work with the business community and to communicate updates in relation to the roadworks schedules.“The Chamber is pressing for further improvements in the management plans on the Donegal Road. We are very conscious that the schools traffic will have a major impact on the towns and it is vital that this is anticipated and planned for.”Twin Towns businesses thank loyal customers during traffic troubles was last modified: August 2nd, 2018 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) Tags:Ballybofeychamber of commerceStranorlartraffictwin townslast_img read more

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