The Guyana Power and Light Inc has blamed the prolonged power outage on Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning in Regions Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) and Four (Demerara-Mahaica) on a faulty connection.In a statement, the company said that at approximately 23:09h, the Demerara-Berbice Interconnected System encountered a power failure as a result of a faulty connection that connects the 69KV submarine cable to the overhead transmission lines at Kingston.The company said that while restoration efforts were impeded to a minimal extent due to the problems experienced while restarting some of the generating units at Kingston, power was restored to most consumers by 02:30h.However, some customers reported experiencing the power outage for a maximum of five hours but GPL is assuring that every effort is being made to restore the link to its Vreed-en-Hoop 26 MW Station.The company regrets any inconvenience caused.
Twenty-one-year-old Donald Evans, who vends at the Route 44 bus park, on Monday appeared before Georgetown Magistrate Faith McGusty at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after he was slapped with a charge of simple larceny.The charge stated that on December 30, 2018, at Lombard Street, Georgetown, he stole a cellphone valued $30,000; the property of Sheneza Knights. Evans denied the charge after it was read to him. Police Prosecutor Annalisa Brummell did not object to bail but asked that conditions be applied.Magistrate McGusty released Evans on $20,000 bail. The case will continue on January 16.
The newest addition to the list of potential mayors for Taylor is Wayne Wilmot, and according to his profile on Civic Info B.C., he’s served on council prior to 2011. Wilmot joins Councillor Brad Filmer, and Rob Fraser, who also served on council prior to 2011.On the council front, Dave Lueneberg and Councillor Betty Ponto are the only two seeking a seat as a councillor at City Hall.If today holds bearings to the future, they won’t be fighting too hard to get it, because as it stands, they’re both running unopposed.- Advertisement -The deadline to submit a nomination package is this Friday.
• Video: Pedestrian Sting MONTEREY PARK – Even in the early morning sunlight, the tall undercover officer was hard to miss as he walked across an intersection near a high school traversed daily by hundreds of students. Yet reserve Officer Michael Cooper had a few close calls when some drivers sped past him or switched lanes to avoid him as he walked repeatedly across New Avenue, about a block from Mark Keppel High School. Police stopped and cited numerous drivers who failed to yield for Cooper during a decoy operation Wednesday. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Although the street is not marked by a crosswalk, Monterey Park police Sgt. Dave Elliot said drivers must still yield for pedestrians at intersections. In a city that just a few years ago ranked No. 1 in the state for per-capita pedestrian collisions involving seniors, the decoy operations have helped curb such accidents, Elliot said. “This enforcement has made an impact,” he said. “We’ve seen a steady decline.” Along with conducting pedestrian sting operations, police have implemented programs to educate the public on traffic laws, and the city has installed new traffic signs. “We’ve combined education, engineering and enforcement,” said. But some drivers weren’t happy. “It is basically a trap, causing people to break the law,” said Rosemead resident Greg Luevano, who got a ticket. Monterey Park resident Joseph Lao disagreed. “There’s so many kids here – people don’t pay attention and they might hit them,” he said. As the morning drew on, Monterey Park police Lt. Chris Keller dropped by in civilian clothes to see how things were going. He joined Cooper on a few trips across the street. “I wanted to experience it for myself,” Keller said. Although some people dislike enforcement operations that use decoys, Keller said they benefit residents . Elliot in the long run firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4586 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Franz Beckenbauer FIFA’s ethics committee has opened formal proceedings against six individuals, including former World Cup winning coach and player Franz Beckenbauer, over the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany.Also among the six is Wolfgang Niersbach, the former president of the German Football Federation (DFB).The others are another former DFB president Theo Zwanziger, Helmut Sandrock and Horst R. Schmidt, who are both former secretary generals of the federation, and its former chief financial officer Stefan Hans.Beckenbauer, 70, is a former DFB vice-president and was president of the 2006 World Cup Local Organising Committee (LOC), which all the other five men were also members of.A statement from the ethics committee on Tuesday said: “After examining the Freshfields report commissioned by the German Football Association, the investigatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has decided to open formal proceedings against the following individuals in the context of the 2006 FIFA World Cup host selection and its associated funding.”It then listed the six names, before adding: “In the cases of Mr Beckenbauer, Dr Zwanziger, Mr Schmidt and Mr Hans, the investigatory chamber will investigate possible undue payments and contracts to gain an advantage in the 2006 FIFA World Cup host selection and the associated funding, which could constitute a breach of arts 13, 15, 18 and 19 as well as art 20 (Offering and accepting gifts and other benefits) and art 21 (Bribery and corruption) of the FIFA Code of Ethics.“In the cases of Messrs Niersbach and Sandrock, the investigatory chamber will investigate a possible failure to report a breach of the FIFA Code of Ethics, which could constitute a breach of art 13 (General rules of conduct), art 15 (Loyalty), art 18 (Duty of disclosure, cooperating and reporting) and art 19 (Conflicts of interest) of the FCE.“The list of possible violations may be supplemented as additional information becomes available.”It also said the chairman of the investigatory chamber, Dr Cornel Borbely, will lead the investigation proceedings. 1
Inishowen sister act, the wonderful Henry Girls launch their new album ‘Far Beyond The Stars’ on Friday March 10th. After the success of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ in 2016, Letterkenny Musical Society return with ‘The Wizard of Oz’, one of the most loved and enduring fantasy tales of the modern era from Tuesday February 28th – Saturday March 4th.Derry’s Sole Purpose Productions perform ‘Blinkered’ on Wednesday March 8th and Bardic perform Martin McDonagh’s ‘The Lonesome West’ on Saturday March11th.Waving, Not Drowning, Mental Health RoadshowBread and Roses Theatre Company’s pioneering new production ‘Waving, Not Drowning, Mental Health Roadshow’ is embarking on a cross-border tour in March. Entertaining and flexible, the project aims to challenge stigmas and stereotypes and ensure that the voices of those who experience mental health problems, and those who care for them, are heard.‘Waving Not Drowning’ will be performed at The Strule Art Centre Omagh on March 3rd, The Playhouse Derry on March 10th and the Balor Arts Centre Ballybofey on March 23rd.The Strypes at McGrorys CuldaffMcGrorys are delighted to announce the Strypes return to The Backroom on Friday March 3rd. The wonderfull Cavan four-piece – Ross Farrelly (lead vocals/harmonica), Josh McClorey (lead guitar/vocals), Peter O’Hanlon (bass guitar/harmonica) and Evan Walsh (drums) – will serve up their usual heady mix of fast-paced, gritty, garage rock speed blues. Support will be provided by David Keenan. Kimmie Rhodes at the BalorOne of American country music’s most respected and influential artists Kimmie Rhodes returns to the Balor art Centre Ballybofey on Friday March 3rd. A native Texan, Kimmie Rhodes singing career began at the age of 6 with her family gospel trio. She moved to Austin and recorded her first album in 1981 when Willy Nelson invited her to use his studio.A prolific artist she has recorded 15 albums over the years. Her multi-platinum selling songs have been recorded by stellar acts such as Willy Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris.Grammy Winning Country Legend RCC Letterkenny The Regional Cultural Centre is delighted to present the multi-talented Grammy nominated American singer-songwriter Darrell Scott on Thursday March 9th. In a career spanning 40 years Darrell Scott has penned hit songs for mainstream artists from the Dixie Chicks to Travis Tritt and has had songs covered by over 70 others spanning from Keb Mo’ to Mary Gauthier.Awards have included AMA Song of the Year, ASCAP’s Songwriter of the Year and a host of other accolades. He is probably best known for recording and touring as part of Robert Plant’s brilliant Band Of Joy.Nerve Centre GigsThe newly refurbished Nerve Centre Derry has an impressive music programme in the coming months. Highlight’s include Derry songwriter Our Krypton Son’s second album launch ‘Fleas & Diamonds’ on March 10th.It’s a full band show with visuals and support from Conor Mason and PORTS. Lee Scratch Perry, the legendary pioneer of dub brings his 2017 tour to the Nerve Centre to make his Derry debut on Saturday March 18th. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to see one of of reggae’s undisputed greats.Imelda May Jazzed for Derry ReturnIrish musician, producer and singer/songwriter Imelda May is excited to return to Derry this year having been announced as headliner of the annual City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival.Now in its 16th year, the five-day festival will take place from April 27th – May 1st. May’s most recent live appearance in Derry was at Ebrington as part of Peace One Day, the opening concert of the London 2012 Festival and one of the first major events counting down to the City of Culture 2013 celebrations. This year audiences will be treated to a brand new sound at the Millennium Forum on Sunday, April 30th.Earagail Arts Festival 2017 First Acts AnnouncedEaragail Arts Festival have announced a number of international music acts, one from each of the festival’s three weekends.The Breath feature Stuart McCallum (former guitarist of The Cinematic Orchestra), Irish singer Rioghnach Connolly, McCallum’s fellow Cinematic alumni, pianist John Ellis and drummer Luke Flowers. Original, stunning and formidable they play McGrorys, Culdaff on the weekend of July 8th.Constantinople & Ablaye Cissoko is one of the most authentically inspiring global collaborations, where Persia and West Africa intersect. Irans’ Constantinople & Senegal’s Ablaye Cissoko will be performing as part of the Donegal International Folk & Roots Weekend in Letterkenny July 12th-16th.EAF is hosting a short tour by masters of ragtime, Dixieland blues and early swing Americana, The California Feetwarmers from July 21st – 23rd. It includes an exciting concert in the stunning grounds of the Rathmullan House and culminates in a headline slot on The Mountain Stage at Swell on Arranmore Island on Sunday 23rd.DD Culture: Incredible events to look forward to in Donegal & Derry was last modified: March 1st, 2017 by Shaun HanniganShare 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:DD CultureShaun Hannigan Check out some fantastic events coming up in the Northwest in the coming weeks and months!World Premiere By Letterkenny’s Coirm Coirm, the wonderful group of young musicians from Letterkenny’s Ceol na Coille traditional Irish music school gave a sizzling premiere of their new commission specially composed for them by renowned Irish fiddler Zoe Conway.The piece was performed to a large appreciative audience at An Grianán Theatre on Saturday January 28th last as part of Letterkenny Trad Week’s ‘Family Affair Gala Concert’. The performance was a real credit to the group and their tutor Paul Harrigan and suggests that the future of traditional music in the Letterkenny area is in good hands.An Grianán Theatre Music and Drama
Entries are now being taken for the popular northwest championships which takes place at letterkenny tennis club from august 22nd till the finals on august 28th.there will be ladies and mens singles and doubles at A B and C grades. Entries online at letterkennytennisclub.com or contact robert 0857878884.entries close thursday 18th august.Following the success of the shreddies parks tennis camp in july, letterkenny tennis club will be running a kids tennis camp for a week starting on monday august 15th for 5 days.please text gerry on 0863809398 with name, age, and contact details or ring for further information. 6yrs-8yrs will be 10am-11am ,9yrs-12yrs wiil be 11am-12noon, and 13yrs-16yrs will be 12noon-1pm daily. Cost for the week is 20euro per child. The club wiil be rolling out a full programme of coaching in september for all levels of player from beginner to intermediate.please visit letterkennytennisclub.com for further details and updates.LETTERKENNY TENNIS CLUB TENNIS CAMP 15TH-19TH August 20116yr-8yr 10am-11am9yr-11yr 11am-12noon 12yr-16yr 12noon-1pmFun and games each day. 20euro per child. text gerry at 0863809398 with name age and contact details.LETTERKENNY TENNIS CLUB NOTES was last modified: August 9th, 2011 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) Tags:letterkenny tennis club notes
INISHOWEN’S soccer girls are the best in Ireland – and that’s official!The peninsula’s U18 girls travelled to Dublin yesterday and few gave them any hope against the capital’s Dublin Metro Girls team.They have a million people to choose from – but that didn’t faze the Co Donegal girls. Sarah Jane McDonald gave Inishowen the lead in the second half and the Culdaff teenager should have been given a penalty not long after.Dublin equalised to send the game into extra time, penalties and then a sudden death shoot-out.And Inishowen won 4-3 on penalties!Aoife McColgan, the Malin GAA keeper who won the Division 2 title with Donegal earlier this month, was player of the match. PICTURE SPECIAL AS INISHOWEN U-18 GIRLS WIN ALL-IRELAND TITLE was last modified: May 30th, 2016 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:All-Ireland championsInishowen soccernational league finalU18 girls
Donegal, inspired by Michael Murphy and Colm McFadden, deservedly claimed a vital Allianz League win against Cork this afternoon in Ballybfoey.A cagey opening half saw Donegal go in a point ahead on a scoreline of 1-2 to 0-4 at half time thanks mainly to a Murphy goal after just a minute.Cork came out the stronger in the second half and went ahead. But Jim McGuinness, who started with five changes from the team named in the team-sheet, saw his men buckle down and grind out an impressive win.Despite even a hail storm in the second half, the ‘older’ players including Neil Gallagher and Karl Lacey picked out the gaps for the likes of Murphy and McFadden to pick off the points.Murphy’s move from the full-forward line back into the half-forward line gave Donegal more support in midfield.McFadden missed what looked like a couple of very kickable chances but was solid throughout. Building upon their late midfield domination, Donegal were credit for their four point win on a ascoreline of 1-7 to 0-6 which could have easily been more.Jim McGuinness will be pleased by his side’s display which saw them grind out scores and take control in midfield.It will stand them in good stead when they travel to Killarney in two weeks time to face Kerry.Allianz Football League Division 1Donegal 1-07 Cork 0-06, Ballybofey, Result Down 0-08 Kerry 0-14, Páirc Esler, ResultAllianz Football League Division 2Westmeath 0-14 Galway 0-13, Cusack Park, ResultLouth 0-13 Tyrone 2-13, Drogheda, Result Allianz Football League Division 3Longford 0-16 Roscommon 2-08, Pearse Park, ResultWexford 2-20 Tipperary 1-08, Wexford Park, ResultAllianz Football League Division 4London 0-04 Carlow 2-06, Ruislip, ResultClare 0-10 Limerick 0-09, Cusack Park, ResultWicklow 1-12 Waterford 4-07, Aughrim, ResultKilkenny 0-04 Fermanagh 9-23, Freshford, ResultMURPHY INSPIRES DONEGAL TO VICTORY OVER CORK REBELS was last modified: March 4th, 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:ALLIANZ NATIONAL LEAGUECorkdonegal
QPR chairman Tony Fernandes has paid tribute to Manchester United and is hoping the relationship between the two clubs continues.Old Trafford boss Sir Alex Ferguson was keen for defender Fabio to spend the coming season on loan with the R’s and recently agreed to sell Park Ji-sung.The duo’s arrival in west London is a big boost for Rangers manager Mark Hughes, who is a popular figure at United from his playing days there.“We have a good relationship with them and we thank them. They didn’t want Ji to leave and I think the respect they showed for him was fantastic,” said Fernandes.“It’s a good relationship that we hope to continue. It’s also a testament to Mark that Sir Alex will let his players come down to QPR.”See also: QPR press conference in picturesHughes could install Park as QPR captainHughes’ success at Chelsea convinced Park to signPark: Money’s not important – I want to help QPR reach next levelFernandes: Park signing will change perception of QPRHughes praises QPR board and hints at more signings Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook